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rSTE57ENS &3ARE, Editoks and Props.
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1886.
Senator Mandersox will please
saccept thanks for a copy of the Con
cessional Record for 1886, prepared
by Ben: Perley Poore. It is highly
valuable for reference.
The chairman, C. E. Yost, Esq.,
has issued a call for a meeting of
the Republican State Central Com
mittee at the Millard Hotel, Omaha,
on Tuesday, June 29th, at 7.30 p.
m. This is the first step in opening
- the fall campaign.
Vax Wtck is preparing to make
his annual pilgrimage among the
fairs, making agricultural addresses.
W will bet our old hat against a
3ast year's bird's nest that he wont
say a word about fanning.
J. W. Ridgeway, formerly a well
known resident of Lincoln county,
is a candidate for representative
from Frontier county. Mr. R.
would make a good representative
for Frontier county, if sound politi
cally. Ox the basis of persons returned
by the assessors for personal prop
erty assessments, Hastings claims a
population of over 10,000, an in
crease of over 2,500 during the year.
Poor old Grand Island has not been
heard from yet. Won't the Inde
pendent howl when it hears the
J. Sterling Morton, the cap
sheaf of B. & M. cappers, is very
severe in his strictures against
the bill allowing the Union Pacific
to use its surplus earnings to build
branch lines. Certainly, but the
next time the "Governor" runs for
office he will forget all about such a
D. W. Simpson, the defaulting
treasurer of Otoe county, has been
arrested and placed in jail. Recent
developments indicate that the de
falcation is fifty thousand dollars.
"While it was fifteen or twenty, his
bondsmen were willing to save him,
but fifty thousand is more than they
can stand and they have evidently
made up their minds to prosecute.
They will have to "ante up" all the
Ts it not about time the Republi
cans of this county began to cast
.about for a suitable candidate for
representative? We have a number
of excellent men, but whether any
of them can be induced to run is a
question. While we would like to
have a good man, one who would be
a credit to the county and state, we
can favor a man only who is a
straight republican and will pledge
himself in electing a United States
senator, to vote for the caucus
nominee as long as there is a reason
able show of election. There is no
impropriety in making such a pledge
and in fact it is eminently proper.
In these times when so many are
masquerading in the garb of reform
ers, farmers' friends, communists
(alias greenbackers) who are appar
ently willing to lay down their lives
fighting to restore to the dear people
the liberties which have been
filched from them and trampled in
the dust, we hope and expect that
every man will show his true colors.
No one can afford to be looked upon
with suspicion. Every true republi
can is on the side of law, order and
good government. As such let us
work with a will and triumphantly
vindicate our principles in the elec
tion of such men as will carry them
The bill repealing the pre-emption,
timber culture and desert land
laws has passed the house and it is
believed will speedily pass the sen
ate, there being no serious opposi
tion to the measure this year, nearly
everybody having made up their
minds it is best for the country.
With only the homestead law by
which you can acquire title to gov
ernment land, the business of the
land offices will be greatly reduced,
and the occupation of land attorneys
and others who thrive by making
out papers and locating will, to a
very large extent, go "where the
woodbine twineth." We will then
have an era of peace and Jeffer
sonian simplicity pleasant to behold.
UNION PACIFIC LANDS.
Leavitt Burnham, who has been
land commissioner of the Union
Pacific Railway Company for the
past eight- years, has retired from
" the service of the company, being
succeeded by Mr. George M. Cum
ming, of Duluth, recently assistant
general land commissioner of the
Northern Pacific In his new posi
tion he will have charge of the
Union Pacific; lands in Nebraska,
Wyoming .and Utah, the Kansas
Pacific lands in Kansas and Colo
rado, and the Denver Pacific lands
in Colorado. Heretofore there has
been a commissioner for each of
these, but they are now consolidat
ed into one bureau with Mr. Cum
ming at the head.
Anent this change, Mr. Burn
ham recently gave the Omaha Re
publican some interesting informa
"What is the amount of lands
now remaining unsold?" was asked.
"Between two and three million
acres I should judge, in round num
bers. The original grant of the
Union Pacific was about 11,200,000
acres, lying mostly in Nebraska,
Wyoming and Utah. Of this about
8,500,000 acres have been sold.
About two million acres of surveyed
lands remain unsold in Wyoming
and Utah, and some seven or eight
hundred thousand acres of unsur
veved lands are still in the posses
sion of the company. The latter
body of land lies m eastern Utah
and is very rough and is not very
"What is the character generally
of the lands in the old grant?,'
queried the scribe.
"In Nebraska," responded Mr.
Burnham, "the lands are all good,
nearly all agricultural. In the ex
treme western portion or tne state
there is of course some doubt as yet
about its agricultural qualities, but
good crops have been raised. One
thing is certain, it is a good grazing
country. Of the four million acres
formerly owned in this state by the
Union Pacific nearly every acre has
been sold at prices ranging from 83
to 10 an acre. Some small bodies
of land, for instance near towns,
have sold at higher prices from
$lo to $20 an acre'
"What is the character of the
lands further west?" inquired the
"It is mostly used for grazing
purposes, though timber exists in
good quantities in some portions of
Wyoming and Utah. In a few
places lumbering is carried on to
some extent, and in many parts of
Wyoming and Utah mineral lands
exist within the grant. The com
pany, however, was not allowed to
acquire anr lands having minerals,
other" than iron or coal; and wher
ever other minerals existed the grant
did not apply. There are plent' of
coal lands within the grant, and the
company has a number of mines in
"What do you think of Wyoming
as a coal country?" ventured the
"It's as fine a coal region as there
is anywhere, although it is as yet
comparatively undeveloped. I be
lieve it has a great future before it
as a coal country. Outside of the
mineral regions the lands will al
ways be valuable for grazing and
have been readily sold. In Utah
the land lying within the grant is
much broken, and will not befit for
much of anything unless it turns out
"What was the largest single sale
of land ever made by the Union
"The largest sale was made in
1SS4 to the Wyoming Central Land
and Improvement company, of Lara
mie. They bought 000,000 acres at
1 an acre, the company being com-
)Osed of farmers and ranchmen who
lad settled in the immediate vicin
ity of the laud in question and de
sired to buy them. A sort of a co
operative company was formed and
the land purchased at the figures
named. To-day the lands are paid
for and a small 'dividend besides has
been realized on the investment.
The farm lands are of course irri
gated." Mr. Burnham then spoke of the
wonderful progress made by Ne
braska and the northwest since his
first view of it in 1S07. He was
then connected with the govern
ment land survey at a time when
most of Nebraska was in a wild con
dition and farming was not dreamed
of further west than 150 miles from
the Missouri river. "Now," said
ilr. Burnham, "agriculture is suc
cessfully practiced 400 miles from
here and lime can only toll the pos
sibilities of the country beyond."
Mr. Burnham will retire fiom
office to-morrow evening, but will
remain in Omaha where he has
made his home for years, and is now
interested. What lie will do in the
future he has not yet determined,
but he will probabh engage in busi
Convray & Keith's is the place
to buy them cheap.
Tbeasuby Depabtmest, )
Office of Comptroller of the Cobbency.
Washington, May l6t, 1686. )
Whebeas, by satisfactory evidence presented to
the undersigned, it has been made to appear that
"The Fibst National Bank of North Platte",
in the town of North Platte. Nebraska, has com
plied with all the provisions of the Statutes of
the United States, required to be complied with
before an association shall be authorized to com
mence the business of Banking:
Now thebefoke I, William L. Trenholm,
Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby certify
that "The First National Bank of Nobth
Platte." in the town of North Platte, in the
County of Lincoln and State of Nebraska. is
authorized to commence the business of Banking
its provided in section Fifty-ono hundred nnd
sixty-nine of tho revised statntcB of the United
In testimony whereof witness my hand nnd
Seal of this office this 1st dny of Mny, 1866.
W. L. TnKNUOLM,
Tl. 8.1 Comptroller of the Currency.
No. S49G. 16-9
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at North Platte, Neb., )
, , . . April 30, 1886. )
settlor has hied notice of his intention to mnko
nnai prooi in support or nis claim and that said
nroof will bo mmln hofnr tlin Kcnct
teiver ui uiu u. D. .L4U1U umco at -SOIXIl FJatte
Nebraska, on June lUth. 18S6, viz: John Campbell
wnu uieu imv-timnrinn (lppinrnrnrv ctntomnnt m
fi3Sh for M 1 nml Mm nwtl.nna j... rn
northwest niini-ir nml tli. mi-il.nni r
tho northeast quarter section 19 and tho southeast
t f soniuwcsi auaner section in, town
ship 9, range 29 west. He names the following
and cultivation of said land, viz: John Furnish.
, "V, """ny snu l.aspar ISoiisli, all
of Medicine, Lincoln connty, Nebraska.
war. Neville, Kegister.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at North Platte, Neb.,
XT . . , . , May 17th. vm. $
Not ion is hfimliv tnrcn tlmf tlir. ' .1
settler has riled notice of his intention to make
finsil nrtftfif ill KiiTnuirf-. rkf liiu loT.n !. ... i
proof will be made before tho Register and Re-
ceiviir tn uiu v. c uinuumcoat North Platte
Neb., on July Sth, 1BSC, viz: Oliver H. P. Buchanan
who filed pre-emption declaratory statement No.
fi!$9forthc southeast quarter of section:, town
ship 9, range 29 west. Ho names the following
witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon
and cultivation of said land, viz: E. L. Carrison
and O. A. Bacon of North Platte, Neb., and Wal
ter botaw and II. P. Bishop of Buchanan, Neb.
Anu you Came L. Dorcy who filed Pre-Emption
D. S. No. 0119 March 4th, 1SS!5, for the same
laud will also appear at the same time and place
and show cause, if any. why proof should not be
made in accordance with the above notice.
Is-8 Wa. Neviilk, Ucgister.
N. 3490. I
FIEST NATIONAL BANK,
T oii'tli Platte, - INTefo.
Authorized Capital, $200,000. Paid in Capital, $50,000.
J. H. McCONJIEIX; President. JAS. SUTHERLAND, Cashier.
A. D. BUCJ6WOBTH, Vice Pres. SAM'L GOOZEE, Asshint Cashier.
Banking. In All Its Branches Transacted.
Sell Bills of-Exchange Direct on Great Britain and Ireland, Switzer
land, Prance, Belgium, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark,
Italy, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Austria.
Wheukah Heretofore, to-wit: on the 11th dnv
oi Juno, A. D. 1SS5, a Proclamation was issued by
me, oliennR a reward of two hundred dollars for
the arrcet nnd conviction of tho person or per
sons who, on tho night of April 2d. A. D. 18S5. in
the County of Lincoln and State of Nebraska,
committed murder upon one Richard Hascomb,
and upon one Emily Ha'.conib. his wife, and
Whereas, The Sheriff of said Lincoln County
has filed in the Executive orlice his request, and
a sworn statement of facts in support thereof,
aHkin that additional reward be offered for tho
arrest nnd conviction of the murderer or mur
derers of Richard Rascomb aud Emily Rascomb,
TllEBEyoitEj I, James W. Dawes, Governor of
the State of Nebraska, by virtue of tho authority
in me vested hy law, and believing that Mich
action will be in furtherance of the ends of jus
tice, do hereby isno my Proclamation offering
an additional reward of two hundred dollars for
the arrest und conviction of tnid person or per
sons. In testimony whereof I have here
unto sot my hand and caused to be
affixed the Great Seal of the State of
Done at Lincoln this Twenty-first
day of Mny, A. D. lSSfi.
JAMES W. DAWES.
Ry the Governor:
Attest: E. P. ROGGEN,
1-1 Secretary of State.
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS.
1 88 1 .
between Xorth Platte and Oiiallala, one
soriel colt, one year old, white spot in
forehead, two hind feet slightly white.
One brown mare colt, one year old,
spot in forehead.
One brown Indian pony seven years
old; branded mule shoe on flunks; shot
mark on right shoulder.
The above nuimals got uway about
eleven miles east of Ogallala. Finder
will please notify
A. II. CHURCH.
18-4 NoKTII PliATTE, 2SE1J.
Taken up by the undersigned. May 23, 138t5. on
section 22, town 9, ransre 2fl, in Pox ('reek Pre
cinct, Lincoln county. Neb., two mares: one dun
color, black mane and tail, branded CI "V"D on
left hip. Oil
The other roan color, white face, and letrs
brandwl g"Y"Jp on 'ft "U and T j" on right.
shoulder. Also one large dark brown nude. Tho
owner is requested to prove projerty, pay charges
and take tho animals away.
20-5 WM. CARSON.
I, C. C. Hawkins, clerk of the city of
North Platte, do hereby certify that at a
meeting of the council of said city, held
May 17th, 1880, there was appropriated
from the taxes to be collected upon the
assessment of the year 1S80, the following
amounts, for the following purposcs,tovif:
Work on streets 4,200
Police court expenses 400
Incidentals ;.. 260
Witness my hand and seal of said citv
of North Platte this 18th dav of Maj:,
188(5. C. C. Hawkins,
I., s. 1S-4 Citv Clerk.
This powder never varies. A marvel of purity,
strength and wholesomeness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds, and eannot be sold in
competition with the multitude of low test, bhort
weight alnm or phosphate powders. Sold only
in cans. Royal, Bakiko Powdeb Co., 106 Wall
Street, New York.
J. L. HEI35FZMAN,
Parties wishing any work done in my line will do
well to get my prices.. J am prepared nt all time
to fill orders on short, notice and tho In-st of
satisfaction civen. Charges to cuit. Addu-t-s me
through the po.te!lire.
J. L. HElfiZMAM.
" GUY'S PLACE."
Sample :-: Eoom,
BUT L LAI, hi.
Kept at the Ear.
Opera Horn Block, Front Street,
NORTH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.'
W. W. BIRGE,
IN ANY DESIRED QUANTITY.
Fifth Street, Cor. Locsit, Opposite Baptist Chureh,
Of good fsirniing and grazing lands in LINCOLN AND KEITH
COUNTIES for sale at from
S3.00 T0 $6.00 IPEZ OE
on eixsy terms. Also the lands of the
RQOK ISLAND SYNDICATE IN RANGES 29 AND 30.
'In additjotf . j' htve a nnmber of ranches for sale and several
iii)pT6etrianns aiid s'tooki Correspondence answered proinptiy.
iokal & Coates,
Office is McDonald's Block,
A. F. STREITZ,
DRUGGIST AM) CHEMIST.
' r Our Immense Stock of
Jiii A r all Papers
(Spring styles with centers, corners and other decorations)
is now complete. Call and examine our goods and get our
low prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Sherwin & William's Pure Mixed Paints and Coach Colors.
If. H. BACON and F. BACON,
BKEElJEIfr 0 HEREFORD CATTLE.
GhuMe High Grade Bulls for sale m Car Lots.
Lincoln Counties. P. 0. Cozad, Dawson Co., Ni-b.
Lor sale are from Thoroughbred liulls and ILih-Gradc
and are thoroimhlv acclimated and urnwn on
le ranire in Western Nebraska.
DAUGHERTY & ADAMS,
PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED ON APPLICATION.
t 'Shops on corner Front and Cliwtunt titnt-tf , opposite ni.iclunc hopfI,
NORTH . PLATTE, ----- NEBRASKA.
I. A. FORT,
M ISTATE, COLLECTION II Mill HKf,
All classes of improved and unimproved real estate ljoulit and sold on
commision. Stock ranches, improved farms', town and city proj.ei i y
in Lincoln, Keith, Dawson, Frontier. Logan and Gosper
counties for sale.
200,000 Acres of Unimproved Land For Sale
on long time and easy terms. Land showx free to purchasers. Home
stead and timber claim relinquishments for sale at low figures.
, Settlers located on government lands.
All goTernmwit land business attended with care and despatch.
boh mmm a m um mm amam MM mmmamm mmm mmm
WILL EXHIBIT AT
From Atlantic's Busy Marts to Pacific's Golden Stares
The transportation of this prodigious, thrice-enlarged aggregation of
shows, consisting as it does of Sells' several, singular, separate shows
solidih"d, is universally pronounced the most hazardous undertaking ever
known in the world of amusements. But when the Sells Brothers decid
ed to visit California, they set about concentrating an all-monopolizing,
mammoth mastodon, gorged with
(Jirecises &8 AA.enagerie5
A satisfying satiety of startling sensations and extraordinary exhibition of
earth's choicest wonders, the vastness of which to particularize would fill
a book and overflow the columns of the largest newspaper. Being a
union of three distinct coucerns.it is
S3 MORE THAN THREE TIMES LAEGEE !
Than any arenic establishment or wild beast show that evei crossed the
continent, requiring three times the invested capital. One million dollars
involved! Three times the largest traveling trains, three times! as mauj
employes, three times more accomplished actors, three times the salary
list, and as a natural consequence three times the fun and three times
more show than ever you saw since you were born. Sells Brothers con
fidently expect to draw three times as many people :is any of their prede
cessors. They have been fourteen years before the public, and never yet
"counted without their host." When the multitudinous masses know
Than were ever before put on wheels, they will actually behold the
Male and Female Hippopotami I
SZEjZEUsT OZNT EXHIBITION.
Button-Bursting BILLY BURKE and his
Sells' Stupendous Shows !
Two Performances Daily, Pain or Shine.
Parade at 10 A. M. Performances at 1 and 7 P. M.
Excursions on all railroads at special reduced rates. Trip tickets
sold. Inquire of your station agent.
3sV B. At the end of the present season the existing Sells' syndicate
of three shows will be dissolved and each separate establishment resume
its own proper circuit. Xever again will the three shows travel m e5ii
junction at one price of admission to all.
WILL EXHIBIT AT
Kearney, Monday, June 28th.
Sidney, Wednesday June 8