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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1910.
CITY AND COUNTY NEWS.
Gerald Stack left Teusday evening
for Denven to visit his family.
Richard Woods has returned from
Omaha where ho spent the past week.
Found A locket and chain. Owner
can havo sarao by paying for this
Have your Christmas photographs
enlarged. Room 1, over Hlnman
Mrs. Carpenter and Miss O'Dean, of
Hershoy, visited the McEvoy family
Julius Hahler left Wednesday morn
ing for Sidney to spend soveral days
Mrs. John Tlghe left the first of Mils
week for Lexington to visit her daugh
ter for a week.
ForRent Room with private family,
close In, board If preferred. Call Red
Mrs. Millard Hosier has returned
from Omaha, where she visited friends
for soveral days.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo White, of Suth
erland, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Will
Hawley this week.
Mrs. James McEvoy, who spent sov
eral weeks in Hershoy, returned here
A twenty-five cent package of Egg
ine takes the place of three dozen
eggs. The Family Grocery. 94-2
Mrs. William Peters left Wednes
day morning for the eastern part of
the state to visit friends.
Soft Water Shampoo and Electric
Masage. Coa'tes Beauty Parlors. Phone
Red 655. 93-tf
E. E. Butler, of the Haynes Co. of
Omaha, visited the first of this week
with Attorney George Glbbs.
A. Holzmark, of Gothenburg, came
up Tuesday 'to visit J. E. Nelson and
to attend tho Neville reception.
Mrs. P. A. Norton returned Tues
day evening from Omaha and Council
Bluffs whore she spent a week.
Miss Mae Browder, of Columbus,
who visited with Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Distil this week has returned homo.
Dr. Morrill, Dentist.
Ray Smith, who has been employed
here with City Engineer McNamara,
will return to Grand Island next week.
"Four Cylinder Cars Exclusively"
Hupmoblle, Dodge and Chevrolet.
"Fours" for service.
J. V. ROMIGH, Dealer.
MiEi Mabel McKlnloyj, otE Cleve
land, O., who was tho guest of Mr.
and Mrs. George Glbbs has returned
Lost Maccabee Pin. Return to this
office and receive reward. 93-3
Mrs. Elmer Maston returned tho
first of this week from a visit with
relatives in tho eastern part of this
Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Winquest ,of
Brady, visited friends here tho first of
this week and alttended tho Neville re
ception. Mrs. Mary York, of Sutherland,
who -visited this week "with Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Ouimette returned homo
Dr. Brock, Dentist, over Stone Drug
Mrs. James Anderzen, of Elm
Creek, who was tho guest of her
cousin Mrs. George Brown, left Wed
Miss Hazel Young, of Hastings, who
has been visiting her sister Mrs. Carl
Simon for several weeks, will return
homo next week. '
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of St. Paul,
Nebr., are expected here shortly to
visit their daughter Mrs. Viggo Chrl3t
ensen for two weeks.
Don't take a chanco of losing money
by shipping Furs and Hides; wo buy
for highest cash price.
81tf ECHELBERY, GOO Locust.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Donehower, of
Columbus, O., arjrved here a few
days to visit tho former's parents Mr.
and Mrs. George Donehower.
A heating plant will be Installed in
the new Brodbeck building on Fifth
street, the contract for which has
been awarded to Lyman & Sullivan.
Mrs. Howard Graham, of Council
Bluffs, formerly of this city Is visit
ing with hor sister Mrs. Earl Stamp
this week while enroute homo from
Mr. and Mrs. Ren. Graham and fam
Uy of Boulder, Colo., who visited the
former's mother Mrs. Martha Graham
for several weeks, left for their home
Andy Schnrmnnn, for many yonrs a
resldont of North Platte, but for sever
al years residing at Kearney, has filed
a $50,000 damage suitj ngnlnst the
Union Pacific In tho dlsrtilct court o:
Adams county. During tho last few
years of his residence horo ho was em
ployed as engine hoslor and then
transferred to Kearney ns onglncer
of the switch engine.
In his petition Scharmann states
thait October 29th, 1915, while in the
act of switching cars, a stranded
freight car side swopt tho engine. Tho
side of tho car pierced tho engine cab
and tho left leg of tho engineer was
severely crushed and mutilated. Ills
other leg was also crushed and ho
suffered severe Injuries about tho
body. Every possible medical atten
tion was given tho injured man but
an operation was finally found neces
sary and the left leg was amputated
at the hip.
At tho tlmo of tho accident no at
tempts wero mado to fix tho blame.
The car which sldo swept 'the engine
was left too close to tho main track
and failed to clear. Scharmann was sit
ting on tho side of tho engine next to
tho car and when tho car was plorccd
largo splinters of wood struck, his leg.
It twos feared for a tlmo tthat ho would
not recover from tho Injuries and as
soon as his condition permitted he
was taken east nnd specialists consulted.
Do not try to stop Baby from crying, but If too prolonged He
hjm face down until ho Btops. Bathe and feed regularly. Do
not allow to grow pug nose. Massage gently tho sides of the nose
Mothers, this is Baby's Drug Store
"IT' cannot iudcre drugs.
in fact, neither can you. I
r i c H
ucpcuu upuii ub. every
thing here for "IT" from
soap to food of absolute
purity. Introduce us to
"IT," we like the little
ones just as much as you
Stone's Drug Store
We are agent for "Wearever"
Billy Atherton s
By WILLIAM CHANDLER
Rnllrond Legislation . Recommended.
Prosldent Wilson's annual message,
dollvorcd to Congress Monday deals
chiefly with that phase of the railroad
question Involved In tho enadtraent
of tho Adamson eight-hour law, with
a series of recommendations followed
by an argument in favor of their en
actment into law by congress. Tho re
commendations Include (1) an enlarge
ment and reorganization of the Inter
state Commerce commission to en
able R to better deal with Increasing
duties; (2) establishment of an eight
hour day as a "legal" basis for work
and 'wages for all employes actually
engaged in operating trains in inter
state transportation; (3) appointment
of a small body of men to observe re
sults from operation of tho eight-hour
law; (4) consideration by tho Inter
state commission with the approval
of congress of the question of Increas
ed freight ra'tes necessary for a "read
justment of the economics;" (5) pro
vision for mediation, conciliation and
arbitration where othor efforts fail,
before a strike or lockout may bo
attempted; and (6) placing power In
tho hands of tho president to take con
trol of any railway and operate It for
military purposes when circumstances
Vote BoniiHCH lo Employes.
Directors of tho Atchlnsori, Topoka
& Santa Fe Railway company Monday
authorized a distribution equal to 10
per cent of a year's pay to all Its em
ployes In tho service of tho system
for at least two years and whoso
annual compensation does not exceed
Directors the Western Union Tele
graph company at a special meeting
tho same day voted a bonus Ho em
ployes receiving less than $2,000 a
year, 7 per cent of their annual salary
to those receiving less than $1,200 and
6 per cent to thoso receiving between
$1,200 and $2,000. Messengers will re-
coivo $25 each.
President Ripley of tho Atchinson,
Topeka & Santo Fo railway said
that :the amount to bo dlstrlbu
ted was estimated at about $2,750,000.
Ho said that tho railroad, especially
since tho Influenco of the European
war had been "fully felt," has enjoyed
what appears to bo an abnormal pros
perlty. It was In recognition of this
and of the increased cost of living
that led the directors to make the
distribution, ho said.
: :o; ;
Inrm and Ranch loans at lowest
rates and best terms. Money on hand
to close loans promptly.
43tf BUCHANAN & PATTERSON.
TOLD IN NORTH 1'LATTK
A Resident Known lo nil Our Rend-
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Readers of Tho Tribune havo been
told again and again of tho merits of
that reliable time-proved kidney rem
edy Doan's Kidney Pills. Tho ex
periences told aro not thoso of un
known porsons, living far away. Tho
cases aro North Platte cases, told by
North Platto people.
'W. M. Anderson, machinist, 603 W,
Eighth street, North Platte says: "Wo
havo used Doan's Kidney Pills In tho
family for a long time and I think very
well of them as a kidney mediclno. :
take them evory spring and fall, when
over I foel my kidneys are not In good
shape. In that way, I have kept In fine
health and freo from backache and a
run-down condition that goes with
kidney trouble. Doan's Kidney Pills
aro a very good mediclno and I al
ways recommend them."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don'
simply ask for a kidney remedy got
Doan's Kidney Pills Jtho samo that
Mr. Anderson had. Foster-MIlburn
Co., PropB., Buffalo, N. Y.
When Billy Atherton was about to
start homo at noon on tho day before
Christmas, from tho olllco of Stuart &
Co., ho was called Into Mr. Stuart's of
fice. "Billy, hero's a- Christmas gift for
you," said his employer and handed
him a check for $1'3.
Billy's face lighted with Joy. He hnd
not been with tho firm long, and hi
salary was meager. Ho had been hop
lng that It would''bo raised on tho first
of the new year, but had not counted
on receiving anything besides his ten
dollar weekly pay before that time.
"Next year wo'll give you an addi
tional $5 a week," added Mr. Stuart.
Billy left tho olllco rejoicing. Ills
mother was a widow nnd poor. There
were several little children In the funi
lly nnd nothing with which to eclebrnto
Christmas. Billy's first Impulse was to
buy a lot of gifts to tako homo with
him. Then he remembered thnt he
must first get his check cashed. While
he was going to the bank ho concluded
to tako the money homo nnd give It to
his mother to spend ns sho thought
Ho was known at tho bank, having
often mado deposits thcro for his em
ployers, and had no dllllcuUy In getting
the money. IIo rolled tho bills to
gether nnd crammed them Into his
trousers pocket. Then, giving placo at
tho paying teller's window to tho noxt
person in lino, ho ran outsldo and stood
waiting for a trolley car to tako him
home. The first car that carao along
was crowded,. but Billy forced his way
through thoso on tho platform and hung
on to a strap.
Billy was thinking of tho pleasure Id
store for his mother nt seeing his roll
of bills when a man standing next to
him cried out:
"Give me my money!"
IIo was looking straight at Billy, and
yet Billy was some tlmo getting on to
the fact that tho man referred to him.
"You glvo mo back them bills yon
took out o my pocket!" tho man rcltor-
"If you mean me," sold Billy, "you're
made a mistake."
"No, I haven't I thought thero wuh
somethln up when you jostled me.
When I got my hand down Into my
pocket my money was gone."
Billy protested thnt ho was Innocent,
but the mnn was lmmovablo nnd cried
out to tho conductor to stop tho car at
tho noxt comer.. Tho car wbb stopped,
nnd a traffic policeman called a rounds
man, who took Billy nnd his nccuser
off the car. Thero tho latter told his
"Shall I run him In?" asked tho of
"Well, you'll havo to como along too."
Poor Billy was mnrched to a pollco
station nnd placed before a sergeant nt
tho desk. When his accuser had stated
his case tho sergeant asked him how
much money had been taken from
Billy turned pale. The sergeant or
dered him to turn out his pockets. IIo
responded by taking but tho roll. of
bills ho had drawn from tho bank nnd
handing them to tho oflleer. They
were counted nnd corresponded exact
ly with the amount tho man said ho
The sergeant looked somewhat sur
prised. Billy did not look like n thief.
'How long havo you been a crook?"
asked tho sergeant of Billy.
"I'm not n crook," replied tho boy
with a tremor in his voice. "That $25
I havo Just drawn from tho bank. It
was given mo for Christmas."
"Tho Tenth National."
The sergeant took up n telephone
and asked If a check had recently been
paid to William Atherton. Tho paying
teller replied In the afilrmntive. Tho
amount was $25.
"I thought so,", remarked tho t?er-
?eaut and, looking at tho accuser, add-
ed: "I reckon you're tho crook and this
ynuns mnn Is the victim. You saw him
draw the money, got on tho snino car
with him nnd pluyed your game."
At thnt moment a policeman entered
the station and, seeing Billy's licensor.
looked hard at him. Then ho said:
"Hello, Tom Flynn! When did you
At this tho man owned up. lie had
stood In lino boforo tho cashier's win
dow, saw Billy draw tho money, felt In
his pocket for a check ho didn't find
and, running out, was In time to get on
the car with Billy.
IIo was put back In tho penitentiary
from which ho had recently come.
When Billy reached homo ho had so
much to tell his mother thnt he scarce
ly know where to begin.
"Mother, I've been accused of rob
bcry," ho said.
"Great heaven 1"
"I was taken to tho pollco station."
"My salary has been raised for noxt
"And Mr. Stuart gave mo $25 for
"Mercy on us! What else has hap
Billy, having gbt out the main points,
settled down to the story, beginning at
tho right end and ending with his dls
charge from custody,
Mrs. Atherton at tho closo of tho re-
cltal embraced her son, then hurried
out to spend a part of his money for
such articles as wero necessary to a
Krskliio nnd McClellnn Guilty.
Jim Ersklno and Myr.lo McClollan,
charged with having whiskey In their
posseislon and offering tho nmc for
snlo, wero found guilty In tho dis
trict court Tuesday. Tho case was
given to tho Jury Just boforo noon,
and aftor a short deliberation a vor
dlct of guilty vas returned.
This is tho second caso in which
Jim and MyWlo havo boon found
guilty, and thero aro two or throo
othor caws yot to bo tried. It Is
probablo that at tho final consluslon
thoy will docldo that tho unlawful
salo of boozo Is not a method of get
ting rich quick.
Mrs. Eva Mulr, of Sutherland, camo
down tho first of this week to visit
wt'.h hor sister Mrs. J. D. Cox for
Tho rogulnr sorvlcca throughout tho
day nt itho usual hours. Everybody
At tho morning service tho now or
gan will bo dedicated. This Is a Clough
and Warron organ costing $185, tho
money bolng raised at tho last Bro
thorhood banquet. Th0 instrument will
bo used In tho church until the new
church Is built, and then put. In tho
basement for tho uso of tho Sunday
school. So much of tho now church
Tho Brothorhood will meet for Its
rogular monthly meeting, next Mon
day ovonlng, tho guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. T. Yost, 1003 West Fourth
street. Left thcro bo a largo crowd
Supt. Victor Anderson transacted
business In western points this woek.
Mutual Building & Loan Assn.
OFyffiTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
To Prospective Building & Loan Borrowers;
Non-resident BuiHing & Loan Companies are adver
tising the fact that they havn reduced the monthly payments
of borrowers to SI. 10 per month on each $100.00 borrowed,
making the monthly payment the same as the Mutual Build
ing & Loan Association of North Platte. They fail to state
that of the $1.10 paid to the non-resident company, there is
only thirty-five cents credited as a principal payment, the
balance seventy-five cents being taken for interest. Of the
$1.10 monthly payment to this association on each $100.00
borrowed sixty cents is for interest and fifty cents is credited
as a principal payment.
This difference in the amount credited the borrower
will result in the borrower in the non-resident company be
ing compelled to pay not less than $25.00 more on each
$100.00 borrowed in order to discharge the debt than they
would if they were doing the business with this Association.
Mutual Building & Loan Association
OF NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
MT'n i Minor linn tiiit nil n nnn mirnn
huh hide ntflu inni duiluuia ontu
Some one, also wise has said,--"To
protectyour tools from dew and dust,
And the ravages of snow and rust"
Plenty of Shed Room On A Farm
Is pretty good evidence of economical and
Coates Lumber & Coal Co.
North Platte, Nebr.
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