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AN EVENT I
Engineers to Meet in Lin
coln Next Week
A notable event In the railroad
world the coming week will be
the union meeting of the brother
hood of locomotive engineer In Lin
coln on June 29 and 30. Big pre
paratlons have been made by the
committee of arrangements to en
tertain the visitors and the different
business sessions promise to be very
interesting to all who attend. Posi
tive assurances have been received
by II. WIggenJost, secretary of the
committee of arangements of the at
tendance of Warren S. Stone,, grand
chief of the B. of L. E.; Daniel
Wllllard, second vice-president of,
the C. n. and Q.; P. II. Morrisey,
president of the American railway
employes and Investors' association
jtnd others of prominence In rail
way and labor circles. Letters being
received from such far away points
as Texas, British Columbia, Virginia
and other remote points Indicate a
good attendance of engineers.
One engineer writes from Manhat
tan, Kas., that he very much desires
to come but not being In active ser
vice the anti-pass law forbids his
securing free transportation. Divis
ion No. 98, under whose auspices
the meeting Is being held, has mag
nanimously offered to send the writ
er a round trip ticket to enable him
to be In attendance. The engineer
In question Is J. S. Hitchcock, a re
tired engineer now making his home
on a farm with his son near Man
hattan, Kas. Mr. Hitchcock Is seventy-eight
years of age. He has been
a member of the brotherhood for over
thirty years and Is now a member
of Atchison division No. 164. He
ran an engine In 1852 between To
ledo and Cleveland, Ohio, In the
building cf the road, and he ran an
engine In 1873 out of Lincoln on the
old Atchison and Nebraska rail
road. If Mr. Hitchcocn comes he will
be selected as the mascot of the un
The program for the two days Is
a varied and Interesting one. A se
cret meeting will bo held In the
morning of the first day. In the af
ternoon a Joint meeting will be held
which will bo attended by all rail
road men, employes ami officials.
This meeting will he an Interesting
one from a rallrr.al standpoint. In
the evening nf the ttm day n public
THERE'Sanair about our clothes
A that stamps them as emphatical
Bring the boys, dress them here
Service uiU r.0. Wash suits 50c
The 11 mt i Hurt, V(i, r if- Mux
Hill ktt.flntt at Mtri S
reception will be held In the auditor
ium to which the general public Is
Invited and business men of Lincoln
are particularly urged to attend. The
trolley ride on the morning of the
30th (fa Intended solely for the
visiting engineers, their families and
officials. Free tickets for the same
may be secured at headquarters at
the Lincoln hotel. The afternoon
and evening will be spent at Capital
An ox roast Is the feature of the
afternoon. This Is under the direct
pianagemont of Walt E. Schaffer.
The ox roast will be free to all who
wish to partake. In the evening a
u'ance will be held in the air dome
at Capital Beach, also free to all.
Fireworks will wind up the festivi
A feature of the flfternon enter
tainment at Capital Beach will be a
number- of contests with . suitable
prizes. At tug of war between twelve
engineers from east of the Missis
sippi river and twelve from west of
the river will be for a silver loving
cup now on exhibition in Tucker's
window. It Is suitably Inscribed and
will go to the winning team to be
contested for at other union meet
ings. Badges for the visitors have been
provided. They contain tbe picture
of Abraham Lincoln with the word
"Nebraska" underneath; and the
date of the union meeting. The
badge is fastened with red, white
and green bow, the colors being em
blematic of the B. of L. E. and repre
sent the colors used In train service.
The committee of arangements Is
com posed of II. L. Beatty, chairman;
J. F. Duffy. J. N. Hyder, W. A. Smith
and H. WIggenJost secretary. State
In connection with the above It
Is a current report here that the local
shops will be closed down on Tues
day, Juno 29 and that the men will
be furnished transportation to Lin
coln and return in order that they
may participate in the meetings.
Special trains it is said, will be used
to carry the men there and back and
arrangements will be made' to see
that they have a good time. This
Is not official, bo far as known now,
but Is the report which Is going
the rounds of the shops. A great
many of the employes are hoping the
report is true while many other pre-
Lapels precisely the
right depth; back exactly
the right fullness; shoul
ders the proper slope to
a hair's .breath; good
form in every curve.
We've untied dozensof
tailortied men. Let us
cut the string that binds
. You'll see our Hart,
Schaffner Si Marx suits
on the best dressed men
in town. Grays, chalk
stripes, self stripes, very
strong on blue serges,
ome shades of brown.
STYLISH HAND-MADE SUITS
$18.00 TO $28.50
100 PER CENTJOOL SUITS
with (treat economy. Special line
to $2.00. Great assortment.
Cloth Shtn .if Manhattan shirt
f-?r to remain at wcrk and state that
Jtujr pij"uauiy wiii not go even if a
holiday id declared. As the meeting
Is one of the Brotherkood of Lo
J tomotive Engineers, there Is some
i mystery as to whrr the local shop-:
i t'ti rrr in fin ft
Tlie l!unalMut Train.
A committee of the Commercial
club consisting cf Messrs. A. L. TIdd
and Henry Ooos have been circulating
a petition to the management of the
Missouri Pacific Railway asking that
the old turn-around train on that
read be restored to service. The pe
tition is being presented to the busi
ness men of the city and is being
signed without exception as most of
the merchants seem to be sure it
will help this city as well as the com
pany. It is understood that similar
petitions are In circulation In Louis
ville, Manley, Weeping Water. Ne-
hawka, Union and Murray, al of
which towns would gain by It. It
would enable persons In the county
having business either here or in
Omaha to leave home at a convenient
time and return the same day In good
time. The general Impression is that
there Is now a fair prospect of get
ting this train restored as the M. P.
seems disposed to do what It can to
promote a better feeling with the
city than has existed In the past.
It i3 also a matter of news that
the work of relaying the M. P. tracks
from Kansas City to Omaha with new
and heavier steel rails Is being push
ed with all possible speed and that
the steel laying gang is now practical
ly at Union with the work. This
work Is to be pushed to completion
Just as rapidly as the material can
be gotten on the ground and there
Is small doubt but that early fall will
see the new Meel into Omaha. This
with new ties and gon.l lining and
surfacing means the M. P. will have
a track capable of staining as
nst tpeed as any road in the coun
try. There are other projected im
provements which the company de
clines to give out at present which
will be a dlpMnct help to this city and
the vicinity. The M. P. has only re
cently placed large orders for new
rolling stock and some of this will
doubtless find its way to this end of
the road. This being done the com
pany would be In a position to com
pete with any of the other trunk
l!i.F In this territory and would
give Platsmouth a service commen
surate with Its needs.
Worthy of PraUe.
Considerable praise is being ac
corded the park commissioners for
the manner In which they are now
keeping Garfield park. It is said to
be In better shape this summer than
ever before. The fence has been re
paired and the turnstiles have been
fixed so that animals cannot get In
and browse on the grass. In addi
tion the grass has ben carefully
mowed with a scythe and the commis
sion has purchased a lawn mower
with which to keep it in good shape.
The Improvement has ben very mark
ed and the park presents the neat,
well kept appearance which it should
have. It. is said that mucli credit is
due Judge Travis for the condition
in which the park is as he Is said
to have Instructed the commission
ers that ho expected them to see that
it was kept up in first class shape.
He certainly Is to be congratulated
upon the choice of his commission
ers for they have shown the rleht
spirit in beautifying the city and its
parks and avenues. A better set of
officials would be mighty hard to
find. . . ' ,
Tell Some Sick One
It Ii Free If It Fails.
Will you do an act of rtnmanlty?
Will you tll sonie lick friend ot this, tnr
Tell him or her. that you havn loaned of a
mllpitie Kid-ruin that It rnalifr Man my to
the trk, "It Ii absolutely ami unconditionally
tree II it faili."
And you, no ifcmht, altvady know ol Dr.
Snoop's KwtoraUve and It popularity.
For "JO yiar It lias tn-en the natulan) rem.
Wf HtniiiaHi, Kidney and Heart ailuvnu
everywhere in America.
When the "tiulde" or controlling nerrei of
thew vital orgnm Umn to full. It la Dr. Phoop'l
KeMorntlve that lm qulrkly vitalized, and tn
theiiiHl, am) brought Uieto liervet and organs
back to health again.
'ldonotdoM the (stomach, nor rtlmulata
UlO Heart or Kidney for that In all wrong.
lr. Hhoop'i ReHoratlve goet direct to the
CO.v of thera allmeniii-the fulling, faltering.
Imlile or controlling norvet. And herein lie the
ko) noUi to my iiOT'ru,
When the nervet an agntn made well and
ftrong, then that ia the certalu end cf all such
Tom It la a great satisfaction that I am
the only phylcian aide to my to the mi tiering
lick. 'Take my preat-rlptlun for full ju day, mid
If it falla to help you, the eiitiro expeiiM ia
mine not yotirn."
Then why slmuhl the sivk take any
vhamt on any vthtr mullein?, whose
maktr dare iwt bark itjunt o.v do by
this remarkable cjfirt
I alw have a KhcumU Remedy and t'mt
remedy la covered by the annie Identical "Ho
help, no pay" protective plnn.
llc.ldc. you are Jri tn cotunlt m Jut e
you would your home pliynlciau. My advliw and
Uie book below are yotira and without tout.
IVrhapiawnrdortwo from tne will clear
tip annie lerloua ailment. I have helped thoinwuda
upon tliounamla by my private preacrlptinlt or
periionel advice plan. My bt effort ia surely
worth your ilmple reiiuot.
o let me aend you an order at ooco. Taka
the mewgi Ui aouie alck friend.
A pontal will bring the opportunity.
I will hare an honent and tniMorthydn'it
a t? ''OIU ,ou c" co,,Vl'n"-lt1y go lor the M
Itut flrtt. ak tne for the order, for all drug,
gitt are not tut honied to give the Mdey tot
So write me now end nave alldclavt. Re.
member that tomorrow never nm Addrvat
It. Shoop, llo 1J. Racine, Wis.
Wkick 141 Iktll I ! ToiT
fo. t On PTfpcpfla No. 4 For Women
V.ilnithe,rl No. JKnr Men
No. I Uu the klunrya No. a On Kheiimattoa,
r- III V La
A Very Interesting Letter From Max
Ploehn, Serving a Life Sentenc
in the Stale Penitentiary.
The Journal today Is in receipt of
a letter from Max Ploehn, dated at
Lancaster, Neb., on June 29th.
Ploehn, it will be recalled is serving
a life sentence in the penitentiary,
for the murder of Alma Goos, and he
writes The Journal renewing his sub
scription for this paper. This letter
is a model one and is excellently
Ploehn uses good english and his
sentences are well formed indicat
ing an education above the ordinary.
It will be noted that he pays a high
compliment to Warden Smith and
his efforts to emellorate the condi
tion of the prisoners. It will also
he noted the longing for freedom
which breathes out in the letter
and the hope which it expresses for
a chance to breath fresh air once
more. From other sources It Is
learned that Ploehn has been a njodel
prisoner since his incarceration and
has been a steady worker, having
earned quite a good sum of money
by-working overtime. His keepets
are high in praise of his conduct.
The letter in full Is as follows:
Lancaster, Neb., 6-20, '09.
It Is with much pleasure that 1
enclose $1.30 for another year's sub
scription to your ever welcome publi
cation. I find that one has to be
away from home before he can really
appreciate his home paper, and the
evenings that the mail carrier comes
around with The Journal are "red
letter" days for me. Even the adver
tisements have a familiar and home
like appearance and recall to memory
other and happier days, while the
local and personal notes concerning
friends and acquaintances are like
letters from home. All the great me
tropolitan dailies ever printed, even
if we were allowed to receive them,
would not be as welcome to the ab
sent one as the paper from home.
While our new Democratic Warden
has not as yet granted us the privi
lege of daily papers, be Is never
theless a liberal and broad-minded
man, and believes in ameliorating
and lightening our burden all he pos
sibly can, while still remaining con
sistent to his duties as a public of
ficial. As, for instance, the vaude
ville entertainment given for our
express benefit last Friday afternoon,
notices of which you probably saw In
the public prints. He also agrees
with the poet who said, "Music hath
charms to sooth the savage beast,"
for he has given us permission to
organize an orchestra of fifteen pieces
of which your humble servant Is a
member, and we are anxiously wait
ing the arrival of our instruments
so that we may begin practice. In
numerous other instances he has
manifested his good will toward us.
Hoping that the State of Nebraska
will at some day in the near future
allow me to return home and resume
my forfeited place as a useful mem
ber of society, and wishing The
Journal success and prosperity, I re
main. Sincerely Yours,
Box 4,4 "jO, Lancaster, Neb.
In New Quarters.
The Nebraska Telephone Company
is now snugly settled in their new
quarters over the clothing store of
Falter & Thlerolf, deserting their
old quarters over Wescott's clothing
store today. The new quarters are
comfortable and very much larger
than the old, the entire upper floor
of the building being taken up with
the offices and storage rooms of the
company. The work of completing
their new plant is now well under
way and in fact, is very nearly com
pleted. It will be a fine plant In
every respect and Bhould give the
people of this city an adequate ser
vice. Regardless of what may be
thought of the action of the company
In raising their rates for service, it
must be salj the company has made
quite a handsoaie Investment here
and seems bent on furnishing the
service which the city Cemands. It
can easily do this If It Is patronized
sufficiently and at the rates they pro
pose to charge after July first it
should make a handsome profit on Its
Investment, as the advance Is a sharp
one on residence phones.
Jas. W. Newell, auditor of ac
counts for the Ilurllngton at Om
aha was an overnight guest of re
latives In the city returning to his
duties In Omaha this morning. Mr.
Newell states that he had a de
lightful time at the meeting of the
Claim Association at Old Tolnt Com
fort, Va., although he does not con
sider the place an ideal summer re
sort by any means ah it sets too far
back from the ocean being some six
teen to eighteen miles away. Mr.
Newell experts to leave In a few days
on a business trip to the Plack Hill
which will take him several dav.
silent secret suffering she
trusts you. Millions have he
stowed this mark oi confi
dence on Dr. K. V. Pierce,
of Buffalo, N. Y. Every
where there are women who
bear witness to the wonder
working, curing-power of Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription
which saves the luffcriui srx
from fain, and successfully
grapples with woman's weak
nesses and itabbor ills.
. . i icitc, i
Dr. Pkrce'i Pfeaaaar Ptllct Induct milt
Plattsmouth, Neb., June 21, 1909.
Board of county commissioners
met pursuant to adjournment, with
all members present, whereupon the
following business was ' transacted
in regular form:
Mrs. Christina Barr having paid
her 1908 tax under protest on north
half of lots 1-2-3, block 123, asked
the board to adjust the valuation
thereon, as she had been assessed
with improvements, when there were
no improvments thereon, valuation
being reduced as asked and the sum
of $3.75 refunded by warrant from
the general fund.
Mrs. Margaret Applegate made
showing she had been double as
sessed in Liberty precinct on her
personal property for the year 1908
and In consequence she was reim
bursed in the sum of $3.43 from the
The following bills were allowed
on the general fund:
Mrs. Margaret Applegate re
turn of tax double assessed $ 3 45
Mrs Catherine Barr, return of
tax excessive valuation . . 3 75
E W Cook, Insane case Mrs.
Ocherkling 8 00
Byron Clark, same 3 00
James Robertson, same .... 7 35
C D Quinton, same 33 28
Dr I D Jones, same 4 80
Henry Oehlerklng, same .... 530
Robt. Sherwood, mdse topoor
farm 4 o'o
Nehawka Register, publish
ing notice to tax payers,
$2.00, allowed 1 50
Borroughs Adding Machine
Co. repairs 300
Bills allowed on road fund:
J. D. Allen, road work 16.. 10 50
C J Sack, same 3 55
A J Schafer, same 9 51 65
R D McNurlin, mdse 5 7 SO
Same 6 4 50
Lee Arnett, grader 10 134 SO
Board adjourned to meet June
Plattsmouth, Neb., June 22, 1909.
Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment with all members present.
Matter of concrete work postponed
until next meeting.
Board adjourned to meet July 6.
W. E. Rosencrans, County Clerk.
I Set urn of Bride and Groom.
Aug. Bach, Jr., and wife returned
yesterday to this city from their wed
ding trip through Colorado and are
now at home to their friends in their
rooms over the store on Lower Main
During their trip they visited in
Denver, Colorado Springs, Colorado
City, Manitou, Cascade, Pueblo and
other places of Interest In the moun
tains, finding the trip a most enjoy
able one and one full of interest.
The only drawback to their Journey
was considerable rain which fell
during their stay in Denver and
spoiled some of their projected out
ings In that city.
H. C. Creamer of Murray is among
those in the city today attending to
EXCURSION RATES EAST: Daily low. round trip rates, with thirty
days limit, in effect early in June to New York, Jersey Coast Resorts,
Boston, Montreal, Portland, Me., and other prominent eastern resorts.
Somewhat higher round trip rates daily, with all Summer limits, to
New KnRland, St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Coast and New England
Resorts Also desirable round trip rates 10 Wisconsin, Michigan, etc.,
including Lake Journeys from Chicago to Buffalo and return. Rates,
details, destinations, etc., may he had of your nearest ticket agent.
EXCURSION RATES WEST: Seattle Exposition, California, Pacific
Coast Tours, Denver and Colorado Resorts, Black Hills, Big Horn
mountains, Utah, Yellowstone Park circuit through scenic Colorado
and Yellowstone and Gardiner gateways. Homescckcrs rates first and
third Tuesdays. You can reach all western Summer resorts on very
desirable rates this Summer, Call on nearest ticket agent for special
publications covering any western tour.
VY. t. PICKETT, Ticket Agent.
I. W. 1-lUlET, I. P. I , Caitl, lib.
Honored by Women
speaks of her
IT MAKES WEAK WOnEN STRONd
IT J1AKES SICK WOMEN WELL.
No woman's appeal was ever misdirected or her con
fidence misplaced when she wrote for advice, to
the World's DisptssAar Medical Association Dr
rc.iucni, ounaio, r. I ,
natural bowel movtmtot ooca a day.
Thirty-two Dollars Short.
Our friend, Alf. Nlchels Is $32 no
short since last Saturday evening,
ana tne stiortage ocurred In this
way: Mr. Nickels had a hand work-
ing for him on the farm, who seemed
to be a nice, clever, honest fellow
by the name of Reed, and he had
gained seemingly, Alf's most expli
cit confidence. The two had con
cluded to run a novelty stand at the .
celebration In Murray on the 4th of'
July, and had so bargained for the
privilege. They made out a list
of the goods they wanted and the
young man was given a check on the
Bank of Murray and sent to town
to get a draft to accompany the
order to Chicago for the goods. The
bank wa3 closed when he got to
Murray, and Reed went to Ora Davis,
of the hardware firm of Davis &
Pitman, and got the check cashed,
and that is the last seen of Reed.
As soon as Mr. Nickels found out
that his man had decamped with
the money he telephoned into the
bank and stopped the payment of
the check, and this is" where the mat
ter now stands. This is a plain case
of misplaced confidence, as we un
derstand Reed had only been employ
ed on the Nickels farm about two
months. Now the question is, who
Is the loser, Mr. Davis or Mr. Nick
els? We have been asked our opin
ion in regard to the case, and we Bay
the maker of the check is responsi
ble for its payment, because Mr.
Davis innocently cashed it. Where
Reed went no one seens to have
any idea. People should be careful
in cashing checks If they are not well
acquainted with the parties.
Miss Laura Chalfant of Edgar,
'jb., who has been visiting In the
c"y vith Frank Shopp and wife de
parted thl3 n.ornIni; on the -arlv
trt'.n fct her home
THEY NEVER FAIL
That is What They Say About Them
in Plattsmouth and It is There
Another proof, more evidence.
Plattsmouth testimony to swell the
long list of local people who endorse
the old Quuker remedy, Doan's Kid
ney Pills. Read this convincing en
dorsement of that remarkable pre
paration: J. L. McKInney, Lincoln Ave.,
Plattsmouth, Nebr., says: "Doan'B
Kidney Pills procured from Gerlng
& Co.'s drug store, have been used
In my family and have brought
prompt relief from kidney disorders
after other remedies failed. In 1906
I publicly endorsed Doan's Kidney
Pills for the benefit of kidney suf
ferers and at this time, I have no
reason whatever to withdraw one
word of that statement."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other. ,
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