MURRAY PERSONAL NEWS FROM AUGUST 27, 1909
Dr. T. J. Brendel and wife were Omaha visitors Monday.
Dr. A. E. Walker and wife were visiting relatives in Murray Monday evening.
Mrs. Anna Lindner and children departed Wednesday evening for South Dakota.
Miss Bessie DellesDernier came in from Elmwood Tuesday to attend the Young-Rice wedding.
Val Gobleman and Philip Kiel departed Tuesday evening for South Dakota to look at the country.
Julius Pitz and George Sayles were in Murray Monday distributing literature for the Plattsmouth carnival.
John Crabill and wife passed through her Sunday evening in their new auto en route home from Union.
Mrs. J. A. Walker and John Edmunds and wife went to Nebraska City Wednesday to heard Caleb Powers of Kentucky.
J. H. Vick, formerly of Elmwood but now of Omaha, was in Murray Wednesday looking after purchasers for South Dakota lands.
Lloyd Gapen and mother returned Tuesday evening from their visity to South Dakota, and are well pleased with the trip.
Walter Reif, well known here, has returned from a two years stay on the Pacific coast. Walter is a carpenter by trade, and may work at his trade some in and around Murray.
Mark White was in from Rock Bluffs Wednesday. He reports his wife, who has been in the hospital for sometime, but who is now at home, as very much improved.
Noah Ward who was injured by a horse while working with a bridge gang, was taken to the hospital in Omaha by Dr. Gilmore Friday. The bones of the leg were found to be filled with pus, and Noah is still in a critical condition.
Misses Verna Tracy of Omaha and Luna Spruble of Dixon, Illinois, are the guests of Miss Isabell Young, and are enjoying themselves hugely. Uncle Frank says they keep up an awful clatter, but says "let them go it while they are young, for when the get old they can't."
W. J. Philpot returned form Cheyenne, Wyo. Tuesday, where he spent a week at the Cow-boy carnival. There are some interesting sights out in that country, he reports. Taking one from the low plains, where the air is dense to the high mountain altitude is like drinking old wine.
Alex Rhoden received his indemnity for injury from the Woodman Accident Association Tuesday. They send him the full amount of his claim, $103.30. There has been many accidents about Murray among members of the Woodman Accident Association and there has not been one in which they have raised a kick. This ia a company that all its policy holders recommend.
Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Minford were in Omaha shopping Monday.
Colonel Seybolt was a business visitor in Omaha Tuesday.
Elmer Boedecker and wife and Mrs. Ad. Boedecker were Omaha visitors Monday.
Lloyd Lewis returned from Brewster, Neb., Friday, accompanied by his cousin, Virgie Yost.
Frank Schlechtemeier shipped a car load of mixed stuff to the South Omaha market Wednesday evening.
Good Todd passed through here Wednesday morning in his Ford auto enroute for Plattsmouth on business.
Miss Carrie Allison, having finished her labors with the Union bank, is now enjoying recreation at home.
Albert Young came down from South Omaha Saturday night, and remained over until after the Young-Rice wedding.
Mrs. John Hassenyager and little son have returned from a week's visit with friends in the vicinity of Weeping Water.
Miss Lena Young, who attended the institiute and chautauqua at Elmwood last week, returned home Saturday evening.
Mrs. W. C. Brown was a guest of Miss Carrie Allison, at the home of her mother, Mrs. James Allison, several days this week.
Mrs. A. L. Baker returned form Plainview Saturday night. She reports a very pleasant trip and enjoyed an elegant time with friends.
A letter from Miles Standish from Norton county, Kansas, states that the corn in that section of the state is entirely destroyed by the hot winds.
Miss Ione Dovey, who has been the guest of Miss Margerie Walker for several days, returned to her home in Plattsmouth Sunday morning.
Miss Eva Allison attended the institute and chautauqua at Elmwood last week, and from there went to Tecumseh to visit her sister, Mrs. Will Clineberg.
Ran Minford is the proud possesor of a handsome new Mason auto. It is a beauty, and Ran is becoming a chaffeur of considerable experience.
Dr. Gilmore, wife and son Walker spent Friday evening at Lake Manawa. This was the doctor's birthday, but we forgot to ask him how old he was. We hope he will live to be a hundred, anyway, and longer, if possible.
H. C. Long returned from Furnas county Wednesday, accompanied by his little grandson, Chester Shrader. Henry reports the corn crop completely destroyed by the hot winds, and says the farmers will not realize over one bushel to the acre. Small grain was splendid, and they could not wish for a better crop.
The Democrats of Rock Bluffs precinct met in convention at Loughridge's hall last Friday evening and nominated the following candidates: Road Supervisor, Ben Beckman; assessor, Geo. S. Smith; justices of the peace, D. J. Pitman and John Smith; constables, Hattie Danasher and George S. Ray. There was quite a large turnout at the caucus.
Mrs. Lloyd Gapen gave a miscellaneous shower in honor of the bride-elect, Miss Lucille Rice, at her pleasant home on Saturday afternoon last. The fore part of the afternoon was taken up in a guessing contest by distributing cards on which a story of some flower was written in which the blanks were left to connect the same as to make the same read as it should. Misses Gertrude Long, Ione Dovey and Pauline Oldham tied in supplying the deficient words. After the prize was awarded cards were again distributed and a prize awarded to the one who could give the most complete list of kitchen utensils in the allotted time of five minutes.
Miss Margerie Walker won the prize. Elegant refreshments were then served by the esteemed hostess, and the birde presented with the many articles showered upon her, each piece containing a verse of poetry, fitting for the event. The reading of these verses caused a great deal of merriment. Every one present was greatly pleased with their treatment by the hostess, and not only this, but departed declaring Mrs. Gapen one of the most royal entertainers in the land.
Those present were; Misses Louise and Ellie Virgin, Lela Vallery, Ella Thomason, Fay and Pauline Oldham, Willa Moore, Ida Boedeker, Ester Ray, Clara Copenhaver, Marie Davis, Clara Young, Bessie Brendel, Ester Rice, Maggie Bingen, Margerie Walker, Ione Dovey, Elsie Gapin, Mildred Snyder and Mesdames Warren Wiley and Celia Lawton.
A Pleasant Affair.
Mrs. W. C. Brown entertained a number of her lady friends at a lawn card party Friday afternoon. The contest for prizes raged "hot and furious" in a humorous way until the close, when all wer invited into the house to partake of an elegant lunch prepared for all present. The King prize was awarded to Mrs. Alvin Long and consolation for booby prize to Mrs. James Holmes.
Those present were; Mesdames G. H. Gilmore, James Holmes, Ora Davis, S. O. Pittman, Misses Margerie Walker, Carrie Allison, Pauline and Fay Oldham, Miss Gussie Robb of Wyoming, Miss Mitchey of Lincoln, Miss Ione Dovey of Plattsmouth, Mrs. George Allwine of Omaha. All went their way at break-up time declraing Mrs. Brown a most royal entertainer.
Miss Gussie Robb of Wyoming was visiting friends her the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. John McNurlin of Plattsmouth came down Sunday to visit at the home of Miles Standish. John returned home Monday, while Mrs. McNurlin remained until Wednesday evening.
Miss Annabel Moore was operated upon at St. Joseph hospital in Omaha Monday evening for appendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Moore and Dr. B. F. Brendel were present when the lady went through the ordeal. Mrs. Moore remained at the bedside of her daughter, while the father and Dr. Brendel returned home on the midnight train. At last accounts Miss Moore was getting along as well as could be expected, and in a fair way to recovery entirely.
A Dastardly Attempt.
Last night, after the Young-Rice wedding was over, Mr. and Mrs. Young repaired to their future home in Murray, which had already been prepared for their reception. About 12 o'clock they repaired to the bedroom, and a short time after they smelled something burning and discovered the house full of smoke. They immediately arose to discover the house on fire, and ere aid could reach them, much of their new furniture, carpets, etc., was destroyed and the roof and side of the building badly burned.
It is generally thought the house was set afire, as circumstances point in that direction. The house is situated on the north side of Main Street, near the brick building occupied by Jimmy Loughridge as a blacksmith shop and the telephone exchange, and it is fortunate that the fire was discovered in time, and thereby saved the destruction of much other property. If it was set afire, and the perpetrator of the dastardly deed can be found, he deserves the severest punishment that law can give him.
The Young-Rice Nuptials.
Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Rice, near Murray, was the scene of a beautiful wedding - the union of their daughter, Miss Winnie with William Rex Young. The evening was an ideal one for such an occasion. The moon in full splendor sent shafts of silvery light down upon the merry wedding party. A cool breeze aided in making the evening a perfect nuptial time. The color scheme of blue and white in festoons and mural decoration gave a bright airy appearance to the rooms.
Miss Bessie DelesDernier of Elmwood sang in beautiful contralto, "I Love You Truly." Promptly at eight Mrs. G. H. Gilmore began Lohengrin's Wedding March. the wedding party was lead by Rev. Roy Lucas of Norfolk Neb. Next followed the groom and his best man, Albert Young, his brother. The groom was dressed in an evening suit of black. The bride was beautiful gowned in white silk, trimmed in applique, a bridal veil adding to the harmony was attended to by her brides-maid, Miss Mary Moore dressed in blue.
The bridal party stopped beneath a large wedding bell in a canopy of blue and white, where Rev. Lucas performed the wedding ceremony in condensed form. Refreshments of brick ice cream, cake and lemonade was served. The bride is a beautiful and accomplished young lady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Rice, and has a host of friends. The groom is the congenial son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Young, old and respected residents of the state. Rex is open-hearted and friendly with everybody he meets. He is the R.F.D. carrier out of Murray. On Main street he has rooms beautifully furnished where they will make their home.
There were about 200 guests present and many presents were bestowed upon the worthy young couple. The out-of-town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mann, grandparents of the groom, Morehead, Ia; Mrs. Clark Welliver and daughter, Eddyville, Neb; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Heneger, Gordon and Harvey Heneger, and Miss Alice Hoback, Weeping Water, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beck, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Mr. J. D. Mann, Lincoln, Neb; and Miss Bessie DelesDernier, Elmwood, Neb. The poets sang "'Tis best to wed," and with this thought pours out the congratulations and well-wishes of all friends. The Journal joins in wishing this young couple a happy journey through life.
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