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Plattsmouth Journal, November 15, 1917
      W.E. Palmeter and wife of Elmwood were in the city last Saturday evening attending the funeral of Mrs. Bertha Rhode, who is a sister of Mrs. Palmeter. They drove over with their car and departed early for their home as the roads were pretty slippery and desired to complete as much of the journey before it grew dark as possible.

Plattsmouth Journal, January 21, 1918
      [Elmwood Leader Echo] Henry Dehning of Big Springs, Nebraska, is visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Dehning. He reports everything fine at Big Springs.

Cass County Tribune, Friday, October 23, 1896
[The Story Of Otterbein Cemetery]

      The infant child of David Yost, living near Murray was burried[sic] last Sunday in Zac Shraders farm, west of Otterbein church, this makes three persons buried there in the last three weeks. Mr. Shrader's daughter and her infant child being the other two. We are informed that a cemetery company has been formed and that land has been purchased of Mr. Countryman a short distance east of the church for a cemetery. We understand that the company propose[sic] to put a substantial fence around it, grade it, and seed it down to grass and make it one of the most beautiful burial grounds in this part of the country. After the fencing and grading are done, the bodies mentioned above will be removed to this cemetery. It was the dying request of Mr. Shrader's daughter that she be the first one buried in Otterbein cemetery. At that time there was no such cemetery and the work mentioned above is a direct outgrowth of her last wish and the whole of Otterbein cemetery there by becomes a monument to the memory of Mrs. Edith Robinson nee Shrader.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, May 28, 1917
      A number of people from Nehawka and vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs. Fred Lindville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z.W. Shrader, at the Otterbein church Thursday afternoon.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, June 25, 1917
DIVORCE CASES TAKE UP TIME OF DISTRICT COURT
From Saturday's Daily.       This morning the time of Judge Begley in the district court was taken up with hearing a mumber of divorce cases and entering the decrees in the same. In the case of Mabel R. Shrader vs. Robert Shrader, the testimony of the plaintiff was taken and a decree of divorce entered in the case as prayed for. The court granted the plaintiffs degree of absolute divorce on the ground of extreme cruelty and allowed the sum of $300 for permanent alimony. These parties were married on February 7, 1917, at St. Joseph, Mo. The maiden name of the plaintiff was Mabel Blackledge.
      The case of Jennie R. Rhoden vs. Frank L. Rhoden was also taken up by the court and a decree of divorce granted the plaintiff on the grounds of extreme cruelty. The defendant was not present and the testimony of the plaintiff and witnesses being heard, the court entered a decree as prayed for and restored to the plaintiff her maiden name of Jennie Shrader.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, July 2, 1917
      H.H. Shrader and wife came up this morning from their home near Murray to spend a few hours, while en route to Omaha.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, October 1, 1917
      George Shrader, who lives a few miles north of town, had the misfortune of having his car catch fire Sunday and cause quite a damage. The fire originated in the oil pan of the car, the oil catching on fire from a short circuit. It was most fortunate that it was not completely destroyed. The car was insured.

Plattsmouth Journal, November 17, 1917
WILL SPEND CHRISTMAS IN WEST.
From Saturday's Daily.
      This morning Z.D. Holbrook, wife and the family of some five or six children arrived from Graham, Va., and will visit at the home of their uncle, George W. Shrader, who was a guest of them during the fall, when he went there from [illegible] visiting [illegible]Jubilee which was held at Vickesburg. While in Virginia, Uncle George Shrader was sick most of the [article cut off].

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, November 19, 1917
GEORGE W. SHRADER SICK.
From Thursday's Daily.
      We are sorry to learn of the illness of our old time friend, George W. Shrader, who is visiting in West Graham, Va. Mr. Shrader went to the Peace Jubilee at Vicksburg, Miss., and after its termination went to Virginia for a visit and was taken sick there. His two daughters Miss Jennie Shrader and Mrs. Chas. Wolfe departed yesterday for Virginia to do what they can for their father in his illness. We hope he will soon recover and be able to return to his home here in the west.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, December 31, 1917
      [Union Ledger] On the list of marriage license issued in Omaha appear the names of [illegible] M. Gerlach and Miss Isabell Shrader. They were married Friday. Miss Shrader is well known here having relatives and a large circle of friends in and around Union who wish the wedded couple all the bliss of married life.

      [Nehawka News] John Heebner, who a few months since sold his farm to Zack Shrader, purchases the farm back again on Christmas Day.

      [Nehawka News] Zack Shrader has moved from the farm to Nehawka where the family will make their future home in the [article cut off].

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, March 18, 1918
      [Nehawka News] Zack Shrader purchased the residence lots belonging to L.C. Todd last week. The lots are those adjoining D.C. West on the east and is considered one of the best building locations remaining in Nehawka. He intends to build a fine house there some time in the future.

Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, February 13, 1919
      [top of article cut off] It began with L.C. Todd selling through D.C. West, his agent, the 280-acre farm lying northwest of Nehawka a few miles to Z.W. Shrader. This farm is known far and near as one of the best in this section of the country. The price paid by Mr. Shrader was $64,400. Mr. Todd still owns the old home quarter section where he lived for many years.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, June 11, 1917
IN PLATTSMOUTH FORTY HEARS AGO. [would have been 1877]
      Mr. and Mrs. Chet Smith returned to their home in Plattsmouth on Sunday morning last, and were most cordially welcomed by many friends.

      Wm. S. West, an old resident, whose face has been familiar on our streets for years, died this morning at 4 o'clock. We received the news as we were going to press.

      Mrs. Doty has been weaving a rag carpet for some of our folks and it does great credit to her skill in the art. We think any one wanting weaving done cannot do better than to patronize her.

      Dr. Livingston's children have all been on the sick list one after another, some of them being quite seriously ill, and several others around the neighborhood have been similarly afflicted.

      Bob Wilburn's folks came near having a serious catastrophe at their house last week. By some means nux vomica (a preparation containing strychnine) had been left standing on the table in one of the rooms and a little toddler, just able to crawl up on a chair, did so and from thence to the table, when he took a sip of the nux bottle and in a few moments was in spasms. Dr. Schildknacht was sent for and hurried out there just in time to save the child.

      [Beginning of article cut off] G.M. Sabin, W.R.S.; J.E. Morrison, W.F.S.; J.P. Young, W.T.; W.S. Jackburn, W.C.; Jennie Sutton, W.M.; Katie Dorrington, W.I.G.; L.C. Stiles, W.O. G. and Janitor. Appointed officers: Flora B. Wise, W.A.R.S.; Laura Davis, W.R.S.; [looks like] Matia Dierington, W.I.S.; H.U. Slocum, W.D.M. We learn that this lodge is in a very prosperous condition, although but some six weeks since first organized, it has a membership of about 160, and is said to be the largest lodge in the state.

      We intended noticing more fully the amputation of Mr. Frederick Lewis's left leg close to the body, in last issue, but could not at that time. Mr. Lewis was fireman on one of the B. & M. R.R. freight engines and was hurt on the night of the 23rd of October last by running into a heavy rock slide just west of South Bend. He had his left leg badly fractured, the lower end of the thigh bone being split and the bone itself broken a little above the knee, the ends forcing great holes through the flesh; besides this he had the inner and outer side of thigh and knee crushed by the tender against the cab, the flesh sloughing out and leaving the bones exposed. The attempt was made to save the limb and partially succeeded for three months, when the lower portion of the leg commenced swelling and threatening gangrene. A consultation of surgeons was called by Dr. Livingston, consisting of Dr. S.D. Mercer, John Black and Wm. E. Donelan, who decided to amputate the [article cut]. [article cut] from imminent peril of death. He is now doing pretty well and may recover if no unforeseen accidents befall him or intercurrent diseases set in. Dr. Livingston is hopeful, but regrets that he cannot feel certain.

Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, April 4, 1918
NEWS FROM ALVO

      J.H. Foreman autoed to Lincoln Wednesday on business.

      A letter from Joe Foreman, last week, states that he is at Morrison, Virginia.

      Mr. and Mrs. John Foreman were dinner guests at the G.P. Foreman home Sunday.

      Chas. Foreman and sister, Aurel, autoed to University Place Sunday afternoon to visit at the C.H. Roper home.

      Mrs. Noel Foreman has returned to her home after spending the past few weeks with her mother, Mrs. O.N. Magee.

Plattsmouth Journal, Thursday, October 24, 1918
NEWS FROM ALVO

Special Correspondence
      G.P. Foreman and family were Sunday dinner guests at the home of their son, Noel Foreman.

      G.P. Foreman went to Omaha last Tuesday and brought home thirty head of white-faced cattle to feed.

Plattsmouth Journal, Monday, November 19, 1917
      [Elmwood Leader Echo] Mr. and Mrs. Claude Foreman have returned from Roy, Mont., where they spent the summer and are now visiting at the home of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Quinn.


DAILY PERSONAL NEWS, AUGUST 23, 1909

      Thomas Wailing is spending today in Omaha, going to that city on the early Burlington train.
      Mrs. George Klinger was a passenger this morning for Omaha, where she will spend the day.
      Mrs. Joe Holly is spending today with friends in Omaha, having gone to that city on the morning train.
      Mrs. M. J. Burrows is among those spending the day in Omaha, going to the city on the morning train.
      Miss Tonio Janda is spending today in Omaha, being a passenger on the morning train for that city.
      Phillip Fornoff, a brother of Mrs. John Busche, departed this morning on the early train for Pekin, Ill.
      Mrs. W. H. Rainey is a visitor today in Omaha, having gone to that city this morning on the early train.
      Mrs. Carl Miller was a passenger this morning for Omaha, where she will spend the day visiting with friends.
      Miss Mary Hobschiedt is spending the day in Omaha, having been a passenger on the morning train for that city.
      Mrs. C. A. Johnson is spending today in Omaha, being a passenger for that city this morning on the early train.
      Mrs. Charles Bell is among those visiting in Omaha today, having gone to that city this morning on the early train.
      Miss Ella Anderson, who has been visiting with friends in Lincoln for several weeks, has returned to her home in this city.
      Mrs. George Thomas and son Carl are spending today in Omaha, having been passengers on the early train for that city.
      August Gorder is transacting business today in Omaha, having gone to that city this morning on the early train.
      County Commision Friedrich is looking after his fences at Elmwood, having gone to that city this morning on the M. P. train.
      Mrs. Anton Svoboda is among those visiting with friends in Omaha today, being a passenger on the early Burlington train for that city.
      Jim Donnelly of Plattsmouth is assisting J. M. Teegarden in the City National bank and is giving the best of satisfaction. - Weeping Water Republican.
      Mrs. Frank Steppat and mother, Mrs. (illegible) are spending today with friends in Omaha, having gone to that city on the early Burlington train.
      Mrs. R. L. Johnson, who has been visiting in the city the guest of George W. McCracken and wife, returned to her home at Orient, Iowa today.
      Miss Alderman of Plainview, Neb., who has been visiting with Miss Ida Weiderman for a day, returned to her home this morning on the early train.
      Chris Ebert, wife and children, who have been making a visit to Hans Kemp and family for several days, returned to their home at Rockport, Mo. this morning.
      Mrs. A.L. Huffer came in this morning from her home near Mynard and was a passenger on the early train for Omaha, where she will spend the day wth friends.
      Glen Smith, of the Nebraska Construction company, is spending today in the country, having come in last evening and going out this morning to look after some bridge work.
      H. E. Weidman and wife and wife, who have been spending several days in the city with Mr. Weidman's folks, and other relatives and friends, departed on the morning train for Omaha.
      Miss Katie York, who has been visiting with relatives at Watson, Mo. and Peru, Neb., returned to her home in this city yesterday. She is accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. Taylor, who will make a visit with J.C. York and family for several days.
      Mrs. Frank Young Jr., who came up from her home near Murray this morning, was an Omaha passenger on the morning Burlington train. She has just received a letter from her husband, who is at his farm in Minnesota, stating that he is getting along nicely with his harvest and securing a fine crop of wheat. The weather has been ideal for this purpose, being cool and clear with practically no rain, making conditions just right. He is enjoying the best of health, and is more that pleased with the outcome of his Minnesota land purchases.
      Mrs. Bertha Peterson is spending the afternoon in Omaha, going up to their city on No. 23.
      H. N. and O. C. Dovey were Omaha passengers this afternoon on No. 23, going up on business.
      Mrs. A. F. Seybert of Cullom is spending today in the city, coming in from her home this morning.
      Mrs. John S. Hall is spending the afternoon in Omaha, having been a passenger on No. 23 for that city.
      A laugh every minute at the Parmele this week. Shaw and Clifton, comedians, all the week.
      J. P. Falter is among those having business matters in Omaha to look after, going to that city on the early morning train.
      Mrs. W. E. Rosencrans and daughter, Miss Mary, are spending a few days at the Elmwood chautauqua, going there this morning.
      William Chalfant, from near Union, is in the city this afternoon attending to business matters, having driven up from his home this morning.
      Our young friend, Glen Vallery, brought his father, Walt Vallery in town last evening for surgical treatment to a mashed finger, and while here called and subscribed for the Journal.
      C. T. Wiley and daughter, Miss Lena, of Elmo, Mo., who have been visiting in the city the guests of Colonel M. A. Bates and family, departed this morning onthe Burlington train for their home.
      P. W. Tighe, while over from Manley on business this morning, gave the Journal a pleasant call, and while here renewed his allegiance to the Old Reliable. He is a firm believer in the Journal's Democracy.
      The P. L. Knight house on the south side, was sold to N. C. Halmes, the miller, for $2500 dollars. It was a bargain and is a very nice home which will be appreciated by the purchasers. Mr. Halmes was a long time in selecting a home of his own, but has finally landed. - Weeping Water Republican.
      The managers of the G. A. R. Reunion at Weeping Water, demonstrated excellent judgement when they employed the Plattsmouth City Band. They can depend upon receiving their money's worth in the very latest and best of music. Plattsmouth has three bands and they are all up-to-date musicians.
      Charley Bestor, who has been enjoying a vacation of several weeks in Colorado Springs and other Colorado sites(?) returned to his home in this city this morning looking the picture of health and feeling as fine as he looks. He states that he had a delightful time and enjoyed his visit hugely and that it did him a world of good.
      For a good time you should attend the dance given at the home of Bird Dawson, two miles north and three east of Weeping Water, August 21. There will be good floors, good music and plenty to eat. Everybody cordially invited. remember the date and place to have a good time. - Weeping Water Republican.
      Mrs. Eliza Goodin came in this morning form her home in the county to attend to some business matters in the city. While her she paid the Journal a call and renewed her subscription to the paper for another year. She also left the published a memento of her visit in the shape of a ripe and luscious canteloupe which was much appreciated.
      A complaint has been filed in county court by County Attorney ramsey ssseking to have the custody of Ray and Goldie Anton, minor children of Carl and Dell Anton taken from their parents and confided to the Nebraska Children's Home society, an association of Omaha, Neb., which finds for home for orphan and friendless children. The matter will be for hearing before Judge Beeson this afternoon.
      C. S. Lusk, who has been spending the week in the city in the interest of the National Cash Register company, returned to his Omaha office this afternoon. Mr. Lusk has engaged a room and will return with his line of registers for the big fall festival. He will hold open house at the Hotel Riley, and visiting merchants and business men are invited to pay him a call and look over the latest novelties in the cash register line. He will have his electric machines on exhibition, arrangements for a day current during carnival week having been made. The exhibit will be the best ever put forth in this section by the cash register people, and will be interesting and instructive.
      Glen Rawls departs this evening for Kansas City, Mo., where he will visit for several days.
      George Poisall and James Wynn are engaged in work in Omaha, having gone to that city on the morning train.
      Rev. Johnson, a minister of south Omaha, will occupy the pulpit of the Presbyterian Church next Sunday, both morning and evening.
      Jake Jilek, the basket maker, is among those spending today in Omaha, having take up a supply of baskets for the market at that place.
      Peter Campbell, one of Rock Bluff precinct's best citizens and farmers, came in this morning and took the early Burlington train for Omaha, where he is called today by business matters.
      Sam Gutman, the traveling representatives of the Mountain Distillation comapny and located at Des Moines, Ia., is in the city today attending to business matter and visiting with old friends.
      Russel York departed yesterday for Oregon, where he has secured employment. He goes to the same locality where Frank Robinson is living, having secured work with him and getting good pay for his services.
      Councilman John Schulhof and family departed this afternoon for a trip of several weeks duration to Denver, Colorado Springs and other Colorado points, expecting to enjoy a hard-earned vacation after the hot summer months.
      The condition of aged Mrs. J. M. Woodman, who had the misfortune to fracture her hip several days since is reported as not so favorable. Her age, accompanied by the extremely hot weather of the past few days, have militated against her to some degree, but it is believed she will eventually make headway and recover.

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.

Miscellaneous Shower.

      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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