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W017 IS TEJE TIDE TO LOOK FOR TE3AT NEW SPRING SUIT!
And we believe it is our duty to let you know that we have the proper.things in all kinds of Men's and Boy's Suitings. Our Line of
Q Gents' Furnishings was never more complete, and we honestly believe jwe can please you in this Department. We also have a full and
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X when you want anything in our lime. J J U V U n UU VCr 12 L3 U n i T i
SOUTH DAKOTA LANIH: Wo o(Tt (food
f:irininK lands In Ktlmund county, prairie
land from f II up, and improved farms f'JO.OO
and up. Hose to Kood towns. Correspondence
soll.-lt l ; aKts wanted. FllANK P. PkriiY
Lani Co, Mansfield and Loyalton, South
Unquestionably tlm best Investment on
earth. l.uuu will buy a farm In Charles,
Mix or Brule county. Kusy terms. Write for
particulars. Do it today. Missorm VALLEY
Land Co.. Bijou Hills. South Dakota. 1S-4
AllKANSAS VAM-KY IN EASTKKN COI,
OKAIHJ: Farmers Rettinic rich raising
.sugar Ix.-ets. alfalfa, melons and feeding live
stock. These lands are irrigated by the Am
ity Canal smd Keservolrs. which have the best
water rights in Colorado. New thriving towns
and sugar factories. Terms one-third down,
balance 7 years, (i per cent. Ageuts wanted.
ls-4 John Dt'jfCAN. Holly. Colo.
Oklahoma Alfalfa farms, cheap rich prairie,
timber, improved and raw land. Write
now for lists and particulars. Small pay
ments down, balance on easy terms. Tiik
Jkxmmw Co.. Oklahoma City. Okla. lff-4
Thomas County Kansas land fur sale. Beau
tiful smooth half section, half mile school,
four miles from Spica Switch, six miles of
Monument, fifteen miles from Colby, six miles
and half from Mingo. Only SI.YjO per acre;
terms given on part, title perfect. 180 acres
pood land with small draw. ?14.H) per acre.
Climb the steps and see me and save .moxky
Otltce over Thomas County Bank.
.Ioskimi Sacek .t Son.
IS-4 Colby. Kansas.
sell lands in Norton-
Decatur Uawl ins
1 and Cheyenne counties. Kansas. Bargains
I have them
in the best lands in the west
they are for you. Want 'em?
.. M. Siiuev,
ls-4 Norcatur. Kansas
Buy land of a reliable firm. CARPENTER.
SON & Co.. dealers in farm lands ami
ranches. Webster county lands. lied Cloud.
Neb. Also locating agents for western Ne
braska. Kansas and Colorado. IS-4
FKEE IIOM KSTEADS! Ranch lands 53 and
up. farm lands 510 and up, a few good
homesteads, good corn, alfalfa and potato
lands, good water ten to twenty feet.
18-4 Soiex Land Co., Laird. Colo.
II re you interested in lands?
We have wild
auQ improved lands in Eastern
ter n North Dakota. Can locate you on a
homestead or sell you lands in the rich sugar
beet country. IIoixoway & Kei.i.og.
13-4 Lakota. N. P.
rite Kellev's I .and Company. Mitchell.
South Dakota, for their beautiful two col
ored map of South Dakota, free of charge,
and price list of their land. 18-4
F OK SALE: A horse ranch including horses.
Write us and we will submit you our very
liberal offer. Also a complete list of choice
farm lands. Irwin Chain & Land Co..
IS-4 Blunt. South Dakota.
ATTENTION: Do you want choice fruit
lands, farms and ranches in Idaho's most
beautiful valley while they can be bad cheap?
Climate superb, railroad survey now com
plete. Address Lemhi Realty Co..
18-4 Salmon. Idaho.
We have South Dakota farms for sale at
from f 12.00 to f 16.00 per acre. Write us for
descriptions. Bartine& McLain.
offices at Murdo. Fresho and Oacoma. South
What do you think of this 320 acres Irrigated
California land for SJ30. Write for par
ticulars. F. M. Rocbke, Lisoon.
North Dakota. State where you saw this add
when you write. 18-4
We own and control improved farms. ranches
grass lands, which we will sell direct to
homeseekers and investors, saving to you
agents commissions. Write for our booklet
And free map; it Is free for the asking.
Else Land Company. Inc.
18-4 Redfleld or Doland. South Dakota.
SOUTH-EAST MISSOURI LANDS FOR
SALE 3657 acres of Virgin Timber Lands
in solid body, located in New Madrid Co
Mo. Railroad rnns through tract, will cut
eight thousand feet to the acre, timber Is
large and of good quality, no better farm
lands to be found. Price (22.00. per acre. Will
sell all in one or will make it In three " tracts.
For further particulars or plat write
18-4 S. S. Thompson. Portagevllle. Ma
THE troDical Mexico land proposition beats
anything in the States ten times over.
Income of iiuu.00 to 3300.00 per acre annually.
No irrigation. Abundant rainfall. Grows
two crops corn, oranges, lemons, bananas.
Dine aDDles. sugar cane. Best investment on
earth. $7.50 per acre.i Titles perfect. Terms
easy. Agents wantea.
Charles Spencer. Balden. Neb.
or Tamplco Mexico,
480 acres 8 miles southwest, Wellfleet. in
Hayes county for sale or trade for mer
chandise and residence. 80 under cultivation,
tine grove, extra good land, near teiepoone,
-hil tore. rural deliverv.
J. H. Christnek, Hayes Center, Neb.
w AV'll f.r ciila Tiifk i nmmi'pH farms
aggregating 460 acres, m to 3 miles of
Steele, county seat or ivinaer county, aonn
Dakota. Also other lands. Agents wanted.
Heavy impure blood makes a muddy,
pimply complexion, headaches, nausea,
indigestion. Thin blood makes you weak,
pale, sickly. Burdock Blood Bitters
makes the blood rich, red, pure re
stores perfect health.
Will Loan $10,000.
I have $10,000 which I wish to loan on
good farm security. Write or phone
Claude F. Anderson,
Pacific Junction, Iowa.
By vlrturn or an order or sale, issued tty
James Itoliertson. clerk of tho district
court, within ami ror uass county, nrunuKa,
and to me directed, l win on me
24th Day of June, A. D., 1908,
at 11 ftVlock a. m.. of said day at the south
door of the court house, in said county, sell at
nubile auction to the highest bidder for cash
the following real estate, to-wlt: The north
half or the northeast (11H or the ne) quarter,
i f section thirty-three (33) in township twelve
12), range nine (U). east or the Olh 1. M-. in
Cass county, Nebraska.
The same being levied upon ana taken as tne
oronertr of Walter A. LauKhlin. administra
tor of the estate of Reulen A. Chapin. deceas
ed. Ira Chapin, Edward Chapin, Jesse O.
Chapin, Tacle Laughlln. nee Chapin: Kate
Heeler, nee I liapln: aiay cnapin. r lorence
H. Chapin. lioy M. Chapin, and Walter A.
Laughlln. guardian of May E. Chaiin,Florenco
B. Chapin. lioy M. Chapin and Allert D. Wel-
ton. are derendants to satisfy a judgment of
said court recovered by Oscar W. Laughlin,
plainlltr, against said defendants.
.:. l. w IXTON,
Sheriff Cass county, Nebraska.
I'lattsmouth. Neb., May 12lh.
Correspond with Texas
Banking and Invest
Regarding realty in
Established abilitv and in
tegrity of management.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Phillips of Des
Moines, departed this afternoon for
their home, aftei having visited in the
city, for some time, the guests of
Judge and Mrs. B. S. Ramsey.
Marriage license were issued last
evening to Gus Spitt, jr., and Miss
Agnes Grauf, both of near Rock Bluffs.
O. P. Monroe returned last evening
from a few day's visit at Eagle, where
he has been looking after some busi
J. D. Graves of Peru, this state,
came in last evening and departed for
Rock Bluffs, where he is visiting with
his mother for a few days.
Her hand this man could not get,
His health was not as it should be,
He had not used the "best as yet,"
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea.
Sold at Gering & Co.
Emanual Kline of Cedar Creek was a
visitor in the city this morning and de
parted on the noon train for Council
Bluffs, where he will visit with his
daughter for a few day.
W. F. Gillespie was a visitor in South
Omaha yesterday with a car of cattle,
returning by the way of this place, and
tells us he saw the cyclone very plainly
which devastated Louisville.
George Kroehler and wife and Harry
Newman and wife came in last evening
on No. 2 of the Burlington, called by
the death of their sister, Miss Lizzie
Kroehler, yesterday morning.
Mrs. Dora Moore and niece, Mrs. H.
E. Snyder, of Fairfield, Iowa, and little
daughter, Dora, were visitors with
friends in Omaha this morning, going
on the early Burlington train.
D. A. Young, of Murray, was in the
city today, and called at this office, ad
vancing the subscription for M. A.
Stafford, formerly of Midland, S. D.,
but now Driggers, Stanley county, S.
D. He also advanced the subscription
of D. C. Young, his son, who lives at
Capa, S. D.
Mrs. Josephine Janda returned last
evening from Creighton, this state,
where she has been visiting at the
home of George Koehnke, and where
she accompanied Frank Swoboda, .her
brother. George Koehnke and Frank
Swoboda departed from Creighton to
Hay Springs, where Frank will stay this
summer and will live out of doors al
summer for his health.
Miss Dollis Ruby of Union, who has
been visiting in the city for sometime,
the guest at the home of Chas E. Mar
tin and family and John Schiappacasse,
departed for her home on the morning
Missouri Pacific train.
M. A. Melrose, of Nehawka, where
he has been working at the barber busi
ness, came in this morning and depart
ed for Chicago, where he will visit for
some time with friends, after which he
will go to Huntington, West Virginia,
where he will make an extended visit
with his parents.
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea tones
the stomach, stimulates the lazy liver;
strengthens the bowels and makes
their action easy and natural. The best
tonic for the whole system. 35 cents.
Tea or Tablets. Sold at Gering & Co.
We can furnish it at 25 cents on $100
for one year, or 50 cents for three years.
Write, phone, or call at this office.
Windham Investment Co.
From the Republican:
Uncle Dick Metcalf is getting quite
feeble. A few days ago he came over to
town and was unable to return. After
falling down friends gathered him up
and had him conveyed home.
Mrs. C. S. Ligntner of Denver, Colo,,
has been making and extended visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno.
Miller. She says they expect to move
to Mexico to reside two years.
The court docket for the May term
was a poor showing in number of cases
for the prosperity of lawyers. It looks
like the law business in Cass county
was in the porportion of 16 to 1. Six
teen lawyers to one case.
Last Sunday the relatives and
friends of the Denmark tourists, who
expect to depart next Saturday, gath
ered at the home of Mrs. Jacob Do
mingo. They came prepared with well
filled baskets to spend the day and en
joyed a social time and bid those soon
to. depart a good bye.
An old time fruit man, Isaac Pollard,
of Nehawka, in speaking of the fruit
prospects, says he will have some
apples, but he is not like some of the
wise fruit producers, can tell in ad
vance. Mr. Pollard has had experience
enough to know that the harvest time
is the best to judge the fruit crop.
H. J. Phillips says he doesn't know
what to make of the season. Last
Thursday a hive of bees swarmed,
something he had not seen happen so
early before. He thinks bees are a
queer insect, and the more he handles
them the of tener he declares he will get
rid of them, and yet every swarm,
that comes out, he hustles hard to save
them, and forgets his antipathy in his
love to have something around that
The Burlington are Reconstructing
the Exhibit Car Preparitory to
Making Exhibit Trips
D. Clem Deaver, immigration agent
for the Burlington was a visitor in the
city this morning, looking after some
business at the Burlington shops, rela
tive to the remodeling and rebuilding
of the Burlington exhibit car, which
was used to a good advantage in the
advertising of the west and its pro
ducts last fall. The products will be
shown as before as it has been a source
of good investment to continue it and
the preparations which are now being
made will be on a larger scale than
To relieve constipation, clean out the
bowels, tone and strengthen the diges
tive organs, put them in a natural con
dition with Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea, the most reliable tonic for thirty
years. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets, bow
at Gering & Co.
Spring Showers and Soft
Sunshine Spreads Sweet
Influences on Spreading
Shrubs and Shooting Seeds,
So Likewise, Does the
OXFORDS FOR WOKEN
Have a Soothing Effect
on the Soles of the Feet.
Style No. 200 at $3.50 is
Especially Adapted for
'Tis all Patent, Light Sole,
Plain Toe, Two Eye Silk
Worked, Ribbon Tie, 15-8
HeeL Ask to see it. We
have 'em in Tans also.
LOW CUTS for Bojs and Girls!
SHERWOOD & SON
The Damages Not So
Appeal to People
Reports from Louisville are to the ef
fect that rebuilding operations were un
der way yesterday morning. Many
people found employment in the re
moval of wreckage. During the after
noon a light shower fell, and this called
forcibly to the minds of many the needs
for more permanent homes than they
possessed. Some families were living
in the uni'oofed and damaged houses.
Others had no homes and their care was
a real problem that the citizens of the
town were called upon to solve.
The family of Joe Line, with husband
and wife both seriously hurt, was left
without a dollar's worth of property. A
number of other families were in little
L. J. Mayfield, who made a careful
estimate of the loss involved, said that
$55,000 was a low estimate, and that
this blow would fall heaviest on those
least able to stand it.
The report that the Missouri Pacific
bridge across the river here had been
wrecked grew out of the wreckage of
the old wagon bridge which parallels
the railroad bridge. The wreckage
from this bridge covered a portion of
the railroad bridge and caused many to
believe that the latter structure had
been seriously damaged.
Eighteen dwellings were destroyed,
the storm leaving nothing of them but
kindling wood. As many more were
damaged, some considerably and others
escaping with minor loss. The Burling
ton depot, pump house, semaphore
tower, a small mill, a small elevator,
the Bank of Commerce and Odd Fellows
hall building, a livery barn and two
store buildings were badly wrecked.
The Property Loss.
Business men differ in estimates of
damage done, some being certain that
the loss is no more than forty thousand
dollars, while others declare it will
reach sixty-five thousand dollars. The
best estimates seem to be fifty-five
thousand dollars. In some of the esti
mates buildings are counted as total
loss that can be repaired and much sal
The heaviest individual loser is the
Burlington railroad, whose loss is esti
mated at between four and five thou
sand dollars. The Bank of Commerce
and Odd Fellows building, while figured
in estimates as a total loss can be re
paired at much less than its original
cost of five thousand dollars. The Odd
Fellows own the upper story of this
The heaviest loss is not in the busi
ness section of the town, although sev
eral business houses were badly dam
aged. The total is swelled in the resi
dence section, where homes were swept
away from their foundations, twisted
out of shape, reduced to kindling wood
and barns were demolished. Windmill
towers were torn down, some live stock
was killed, and shade trees and orch
ards were destroyed.
Riverview park, a large natural grove,
north of the Burlington main line, is a
scene of ruin. Large trees were torn
up by the roots, other stems standing
high in the air denuded of branches, and
in some instances trees were twisted off
near the base. So closely packed is the
debris in this park that it is impossible
in places to get through. Many of the
trees were older than the oldest inhab
itant and the loss of this pleasure and
picnic ground ie keenly felt by the resi
dents. More Antics of the Tornado.
Charles Bryant, who has charge of
the semaphore station at the railroad
crossing, saw the storm coming, set his
semaphores at "danger" and ran for a
nearby bridge. "As I disappeared un
der the abutment," he said, "the whole
town seemed to be coming my way."
One of the sights at Louisville won
dered at by the hundreds who come here
from surrounding towns, was the
Free Methodist church building. This
is a new structure. It stood in the east
part of town where very little damage
was done. It was raised from the foun
dation and dropped down on its roof. It
still lies in that position. Nearby in a
small frame shed that might be expected
to collapse in an ordinary wind. It still
Between the Louisville denot and the
'pump house is a small coal shed. It is
Great as First Reported
of Nebraska for Aid.
frail and its timbers rotten. The depot
was destroyed. The pump house, bolted
to a concrete foundation with inch and
quarter bolts, was wrecked, not a piece
of its timbers being left on the founda
tion. The coal house was not damaged.
Editor Mayfield of the Courier had
two barns near each other. One was
covered by tornado insurance and one
was not. The storm took the barn that
was insured. A few days before the
storm a widow woman who owned a
cottage in the east half of town took
out tornado insurance on her home. It
was wrecked. It was said these were
the only two tornado insurance policies
in force on damaged property.
Section Foreman Anderson was in the
depot when the storm approached. He
got outside of the building. There was
no shelter and he dropped flat on the
ground and clung to a telegraph pole.
The pole was snapped off by the wind
two feet from the ground. He escaped
unhurt except a few flesh wounds on his
hands where timbers struck him.
Makes Appeal for Aid.
The commercial club met and au thor-
ized the following appeal to be made for
"To the people of Nebraska: We, the
committee appointed by the Louisville
Commercial club appeal to you for aid
in behalf of the people of Louisville who
suffered from the cyclone which swept
through our town on Tuesday afternoon
leaving a number of our people desti
tute and homeless. Ten thousand dollars
will be needed at once to provide these
people with provisions, clothing and
furniture to enable them to again care
for themselves. All remittances should
be made to George Frater, treasurer of
the Commercial club, Louisville, Neb.
Signed: L. J. Mayfield,
N. W. Gaines,
W. A. Cleghorn,
Damage at Bellevue.
The town of Bellevue was literally
swept by wind and rain and only a very
few buildings in that picturesque old
village escaped injury. Buildings
homes and stores were unroofed, or
caved in and filled with water. The col
lege buildings were badly damaged,
Clarke hall, the main structure, being
unroofed, as was also the president's
The fact that more lives were not
lost is regarded as all but miraculous.
College campus and town streets and
lots are strewn with fragments of de
struction. These were injured:
James McKiernan, badly bruised,
blown across crosstree of telephone pole.
Margaret McKiernan, cut and bruised.
Clara Maree, seriously hurt, scalp
Mrs. L. N. Purcell, internal injuries
Edward Stepp, badly hurt.
Raymond Stepp, badly hurt.
Archie Wright, buried under falling
walls, cut and bruised.
The main damage at the college con
sisted of the loss of the roof and tower
of Clarke hall, the roofs of Lowrie hall
and President Wadsworth's house, the
demolition of the barn and several out
houses, the smashing of innumerable
window panes and the interior of the
building damaged by rain.
The town, which lies on a plateau,
below the college hill and above the
river and Burlington tracks, suffered
great damage in the southern part. A
number of new, unoccupied houses and
also some barns and residences were to
tal losses, and about forty other build
ings were partially destroyed.
At Fort Crook.
At Fort Crook five hundred soldiers
were engaged yesterday in clearing
away the debris in the fort, at Crook
town and at Bellevue, all three of
which places were wrecked in the tor
nado. While the men were working
the military band was playing merrily
away in the dilapidated band stand on
the parade ground, the music easily
being heard in all three of the stricken
towns. Soldiers were patrolling at both
Bellevue and Crooktown and army of
ficers were in command of the situation.
Mrs. Narco, reported killed, is not dead.
She is seriously injured. Mrs. L. N.
Purcell is desperately injured. Etta
Fillmore, cut about the body and heal
by bricks and flying timbers.
Edward and Ray Stepp were both
badly hurt, the house collapsed on them.
Archie Wright, at Bellevuc, was in
his store when the tornado struck. He
was buried beneath the walls, but was
latepdugout by the rescuers. He is
The Bellevue Presbyterian church.
the oldest religious structure in Ne
braska was was wrecked.
Mrs. Margaret McKiernan and two
children were among the injured in
Between Bellevue and Fort Crook
the loss is severe. A number of houses
there are total wrecks.
Mr. Chas. Cook, Plattsmouth, Neb.
Deak Sin: We suspect you would
like the tale, how a woman beat two
hardware dealers in Girard, Pa.
We tried our best to get those men to
sell Devoe lead-ar.d-zinc in that bright
town; and failed. Reluctantly took
Mrs. E. R. Bowman druggist.
They said they couldn't sell paint for
more than $1.25 a gallon. Mrs. Bow
man can. She has sold about all the
paint that has been sold there since.
She knew Devoe; has sold ourartists'
materials. Had some sense and force,
besides; she easily learned that cheap
is dear in paint, and told the people.
Mr. Burt Young bought a gallon of
Devoe for rooms that had always taken
a gallon of other paint; had half left.
Mr. E. II. Hiler, jeweler, painted De
voe, and says it goe3 further no parti
culars. Mr. John Hanna, grocer, thought it
expensive before he bought it; brought
back nearly half of his paint, and said
it was the cheapest job he ever had.
Mrs. Bowman reports universal satis
faction. So much for a cheap-paint
town with a bright woman in it.
F. W. Devoe & Co.,
New York, Chicago and Kansas City.
P. S. A. L. Asemissen & Son sells
A Message from Governor Sheldon.
Governor George L. Sheldon, who is
on his way from the west to Washing
ton, D. C, arrived at Baltimore, Md.,
this morning, and reading about the
disastrous cyclone of last evening,
hastening to see to the welfare of the
citizens of the great state of which he
is the governor, telegraphed to the
chairman of the board of county com
missioners as follows: "If tornado suf
ferers need tenting or patrol, call on
adjutant general. Signed G. L. Shel
don." The message was addressed to
the chairman of the county board,
which is Mr. L. D. Switzer, and as he
was at Avoca was received at the coun
ty clerk's office.
Advertised Letter List.
The following letters remain in the
Plattsmouth postoffice uncalled for May
11, 1908. Those calling for same will
please say "advertised:" Mrs. Francis
Honrake, Miss Maggie Pappie, Mrs. L.
J. Wilson, James Gault, Arthur Jack
son, Ed. Koepple (2), E. A. Pratt,
Louisville Cyclone Views.
Entire collection 18 views on post
cards $1.00. For sale by local dealers
in Louisville and Weeping Water or
send direct to us.
Olson Photograhp Co.
D WE WISH TO
with the fact that our furniture is
not only handsome, but well put
together, being made by skilled
workmen and made to last. Our
parlor, dining room and bedroom
suits are in the latest and most
unique designs, and upholstered
in the latest style. Our prices
are beyond competition.
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