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STEVENS & BABE, Editors a?h Props
SATUBDAY, JULY 16. 1887.
There -were heavy showers in the eastern part
of the state Monday. "While indications were
favorable hero, there was mo rain to 6 peak of.
Sunday night there was a light local ehower.
Mrs. John Chapin, living some six miles
south of town, was the first to bring green corn
to market this year, the 8th of July being the
date. Of course The Tiubun e was not forgotten
S. A. Douglas Post recently received a lot of
muskets for use in parades. They are the style
in use in the army before the rebellion, but they
answer every purpose for which they are de
The Telegraph makes a mistake when it 6ays
an ordinance was passed Monday ordering the
grading of Spruce street. The provisions wero
agreed upon and the city attorney was instructed
to draft the document, and it will probably be in
troduced at tho next meeting.
The Omaha Republican has a private pointer
that tho Union Pacific will issue a new time ta
ble about August 1st. and that the overland trains
will make forty-five miles per hour. This high
bpeedrato has been in contemplation for some
time and is one of Mr, Potter's schemes to con
trol the bulk of overland travel.
An unusual number of brake-beam tourists
liave passed through the city within tho past few
days, of course stopping to take in tho sights of
tl ic city more or less. They havo not fared very
well lately, thoir natural enemy, tho rustling
brakeman, being more vigilant than common.
one tourist reporting that he was chased all over
the prairie at O'Fallons by one of these stalwart
guardians of the company's interests.
A minor has been in circulation for several
days of proposed changes in railroad circles, the
principal ono being that Superintendents "Jtoan
and Deuel have been "let ont" and that dbXiw
has iKMjn appointed to air. Koun s place, xramors
of such changes are without foundation, as if
contemplated even no one below the general
manager would know of the proposed change.
These stories aro probably started by those who
desire such a consummation.
--'When tho Plum Creeks wero hero last week,
they felt considerably chagrined at their defeat,
and felt confident they could beat tho Platters on
their own stamping grounds, in spite of tho fact
that they had had ono opportunity to do so and
failed. Accordingly a challenge was extended
and accepted to play in Plum Creek Sunday.
When tho North Platte men arrived at the Creek
they were very cooly received and it was soon evi
dent that premeditated insult was contemplated.
This was actually carried out in several instances,
but pocketed in each case, our .ien considering
tlsat discretion was the better part of valor. The
game was very warmly contested, tho score
standing fourteen to fourteen at tho end of tho
ninth inning in spite of what our man considered
very partial umpiring. On the the tenth inning
tho Creekers scored a goose egg and Plaltes two,
thus securing tho game and the boodle, a purse
in which it is alleged tho nmpiro had $25. If this
is the case, it would bo difficult to give impartial
This afternoon thero will be a game between
tho Julesbnrg and the North Plattcs, at the fair
grounds in this city. On Sunday afternoon tho
Gothenburg nine will cross bats with our men
at tiie same place. Both of tho visiting club. are
fraid to be extra amateur organizations, and fine
games may be expected.
PEOPLE AND EVENTS.
Carl Jordan was called to Chicago yesterday,
on receipt of a telegram stating that his father
was very ill.
On Wednesday morning July 13th. Mr. and
Mrs. John II. Harden of Morrow Flat precinct
became the parents of a bouncing fiso boy.
Mrs. Ilingston, of Brussels, Ontario, mother of
Dr. Kingston, is visiting her fcn and will spend
the summer here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Wilson, lato of Florida, have
been spending the week in town, the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. E. It. Griffin.
J. D. Hawkins went down to Lincoln Thors.
day to bring through a drove of horses which
Ids firm recently purchased in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Eells and Mr. and Mrs. H.
S. Keith returned from Council Bluffs Sunday
night, reporting a very pleasant visit.
L. F. Fotterly. a gentleman formerly in tho
newspaper business in tho eastern part of the
elate, has been spending the week in town, Ho
came hero with tho expectation of taking a situa
tion on one of the papers, but through somo mis
take help had already been secured andhisscr
vices were not needed.
Sam Urbach arrived from New York Sunday
accompanied by wifo and child. Mrs. TJ'6 health
has improved considerably lately, and wo have no
doubt that under the invigorating effect of our
lewill continue to do so. Mr Urbach
says that The Tiubune is one of the best immi
gration agonts that can bo sent to Now York,
every one who reads it being seized with tho Ne
braska fever at once. Thero arc thousands anx
ious to find homes in the west.
Miss Carrie Bolton, assisted by Mr. and Mrs.
Will McDonald, pleasantly entertained a number
of friends at her homo Tuesday evening. Tho
guests wero in a gay humor and well prepared to
enjoy tho hospitality of the hostess. Various en
tertaining amusements wero held on tho lawn
during the early part of Uio evening and later tho
iwiriy assembled in the parlors to listen to somo
excellent vocal and instrumental music and to
partako of refreshments. The guests departed at
twelvo o'clock, having spent a very pleasant ov
ening. Those present wero Mr. and Mrs. Wherry.
Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds. Mrs. Iddings. Miss Cnl
bertson, Miss Cleland, Misses Laura and Lillian
McCracken, Miss Bowen and Messrs. C. A. Mc
Donald, Bare, Hawkins and Sherman.
B. I. Hinman has constructed a slag
ornnic waiK in iront or nis diock on
Front street. Others are likely to follow.
D. W. Peterson, of Garfield precinct,
was in the city Saturday, beiner a witness
to assist a neighbor in proving up.
In the assault and battery charge
against ex-county commissioner Hubartt,
the defendant was found guilty and fined
$10 and costs. Had he confined his
striking to the man it is likely the jury
would have viewed the matter in a differ
At a special meeting of the council
Monday evening the matter of filling
Spruce to grade and curbing and guttering
tne same, was discussed at some length.
As the property owner? are now favora
ble to the move, a motion was adopted
instructing the attorney to draw an ordi
nance to that effect to be submitted at
next regular meeting Monday evening.
The .North Platte baseball club went
down to Plum Creek Sunday and in a ten
inning game succeeded in downing the
Creekers by a score of 16 to 14. An ac
count of the treatment received by our
boys will oe found elsewhere. While
the language used by the writer rrray be
a little strong, there is no denying the
fact that they were treated raw, yes very
There is a coolness" or something of
that nature among the school officers of
district No. 16, which prevents tkem from
acting in concert and payinf the teacher
as all good districts should do. Miss Kir
by, who taught the last term, was unable
to get her last month's pay, and she
brought an action before Judge Snelling
to recover the same. The case was tried
last Saturday and she easily obtained a
judgment, the costs of course being as
sessed against the district The amount
of her claim was $30, the co3t of collect-
ing-being.cearly.half that amount Th.it
i-jst!se Inlaw, but In equity it would
seem she should be entitled to damacres
and costs of collection in addition.
City of .North Platte
of property in the
for the year 1887 :
Town lots $253 798
Personal 92 941
Railroad and telegraph 11415
Total $358 154 74
Harvest lime has come and W. C. El
der and Charles Locke goeth forth and
cutteth down the irolden crain with their
new binder. The' have about two hun
dred and fifty acres to cut for themselves
and neighbors. Small grain is of an ex
cellent quality this year, but it is very
thin on the ground which will make the
yield per acre very small. Corn is look
ing splendid and if we have a shower oc
casionally we will have an immense crop
benool closed in District 28 last Thurs
day. There was a large crowd present
and a picnic dinner was enjoyed by all.
School adjourned at noon and the after
noon was spent in declaiming. The ex
cises were all good and reflected credit
on the children and their teacher A. J.
Rlougher. The children were treated to
candy .nd ever ono present received a
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Parcel are the
proud parents of a six pound boy.
1 he cood people have Sunday-school
and church ever' Sunday just over the
line in Ilayes county. Why can't we have
A. V. Newport contemplates a trip to
Iowa soon. 6. Rakoer.
of Property in Lincoln County for 1887:
Dick Shannon, formerly of this
city, but more recently engaged in
the hotel business at Ogallala, has
sold his interests there and will go
A juvenile baseball clnb from
rlum Creek is expected here next
Wednesday to play the juveniles of
Milwaukee and Oshkosh played a
seventeen inning game of base
ball recently. At the end the
score stood 3 to 4 in favor of Mil
waukee. Mrs. H. C. Rennie, who has been
visiting friends in the east for sev
eral weeks, is expected home this
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Grace rejoice
in the arrival of a boy baby at' their
home, the little fellow putting in
his appearance night before last.
Now that we are to have water
works, it would be well to select
men for the hose companies. There
is plenty of good material for the
formation of teams.
, A little shower yesterday after
noon had the effect of
cooling the atmosphere somewhat.
A precipitation or several inches or
moisture is desired by all.
The cornet band gave its second
t r t
open air concert aaturaay evening,
the music being listened to by a
: ana appreciative auuieiice
They will play again this evening
Our local page to-day lacks its
usual amount of news and tvpo-
graphical neatness, all owing to the
water works ordinance being sprung
upon us at a late hour. To JNorth
Platte people the ordinance isprofit-
Base :: Ball
Al tic lair tails.
Horses of all ages 4932
Cattle of all ages 17119
Males and asses of all ages 211
Sheep of all ng.-. 6778
Hogs of all ages 209(3
Stoam engines, inclading boilers 5
Fire and bnrglar proof safes 35
Billiard tables, etc 6
Carriages and wagons 1302
Watches and clocks 1121
Sowing machines COG
MeloJeonsand organs 93
Merchandise on hand
Material and manufactured articles.
Manufacturer's tools, implemcnts.&c
Agricultural tools, etc
Gold or silver plato or plated ware. .
Diamonds and jewelry
Money of bank
Crcdite of bank
Money other than of bank
Credits other than of bank
Bonds, stocks, etc
Shares of capital stock of companies
Property of companies and corportns
Property of saloons and eating hous's
Household or oflico furniture
Investments in real est. and improv's
All other property required to bo
listed 20 463 50
Amount of telegraph property 10 898 40
Amount of railroad property 720 021 90
S 75 814 00
102 708 00
4 836 00
2 091 00
8 530 10
3 030 50
2 020 10
2 471 00
22 664 00
1 501 00
5 906 15
12 576 60
5 588 74
1 880 00
1 211 00
2 210 00
25 548 25
Total personal property SI 055 711 04
No. acres of improved lands 34056 55 644 05
No. of acres unimproved lands. .635125 447 680 90
No. of improved city lots...
No. of unimproved city lots.
503 324 95
238 929 00
14 869 00
Total number of lots 1630 253 79S 00
Total valuation of all property .1 812 833 99
Total valuation in 1886 1 313 969 00
Increase $ 498 864 99
vs N. P,
MEM vs 1 PLATTE
ODDS AND ENDS.
Odds and Ends has it from good au
thority that duing the fullness of the Au-
rrnct mnnn tha mnrrr wurldintr VipIIq ivill
peal forth m tins citv ana in step witn
the enchanting music of a march a young
and talented "minister of a neighboring
town will lead to the altar one of North
Platte's belles. Thus one by ono are the
fair llowers transplanted from the bloom
ing pastures of maidenhood to the use
ful field of married" life. This August
consummation promises bright for the
On their recent trip' to Plum Creek the
ball players were accompanied by a citi
zen who occasionally uses language not
approved by the clergy. During the
progress of the game the umpire made
man' rank decisions and the spectators
jeered the North Platte boj-s for all they
were worth. This raised the ire of the
aforementioned citizen and walking up
to attorney Sinclair he emphatically de
clared that if he was an agent of the "devil
and was looking for a new location for
hades he would select Plum Creek with
out searching farther, and also thought
ver- few of the present residents would
need be removed.
Odds and Ends wishes to correct a
statement recently published by the Eyes
.and Ears man of the Omaha .Republican
to the effect that Mrs. W. F. Cody prior
to her marriage to Mr. Cody was the
widow of Colonel Whitely of Kentucky
and also that Mr. Cody had recently sued
for and obtained a divorce from his wife.
During the winter of "1864-65 Mr. C,
while on detached service at St. Louis,
became acquainted with Miss Louisa
Fjjederiei and in March, 1865, they were
married at- the residence of her parents
in that citv. No one here has heard
I anj'thing relative to the divorce and the
I story is undoubtedly without foundation. I
able and interesting reading.
Sunday ball playimr has been the
theme of considerable discussion
the past few days, the clergy and
members of the several churches of
course denouncing it in very strong
terms. There are many people who
do not see anv particular harm in
witnessing a game of ball on the
Sabbath and this class will be re
presented by hundreds at the fair
grounds to-morrow. The Tribuxe
would not encourage the practice,
believing that suitable arrangements
can always be made to have the
games played on days other than
The celebration here was a grand
success, at an early hour the people
began to assemble and long before
noon a- large crowd was on the
grounds. The literary programme
consisted of vocal and instrumental
music, address of welcome by Mr.
Kelly, short address by Mr. Porter,
toast Our Developement" by Eev.
Flemming, toast "The G. A. R."
by Mr. Skinkle, all of which was
highly appreciated by an attentive
audience, for amusements we had a
game of base ball, horse race, potato
race, foot race, wheel-barrow race,
a fine display of fire works and a
grand ball in the evening where
many of our young folks tripped
the light fantastic toe until the
crowing of the cock, which warned
them of the coming of another
dawn. One commendable feature
was that not a drop of liquor was
seen on the ground, nor a man who
had imbibed any.
Our lumbermen shipped in five
car loads of lumber last week and
are expecting more every day; the
lumber is of an excellent quality
and cheaper than Ave can haul it from
The new town Wallace was lo
cated last week on Sec. 14 10-34.
The lots are being staked out and
they will begin grading on the
switches in a few days. A petition
is being circulated petitioning for a
r . O. at this place with Uhns tJns-
wold for P. M.
N. S. Meyers has sold his drug
and hardware store to Mr. button
and Dr. Star. Mr. M. will continue
m the dry goods and grocery
The music of the binder is heard
in the neighborhood. Small grain
is good and our corn can t be beaten.
The Walker System Adopted.
On Tuesday afternoon the coun
cil held a meeting tor tne purpose
of considering bids for the erection
and maintainnnce of water works
in North Platte, in response to
roposals previously invited. Two
ids wer filed, one from the
North Platte Water Works Com-
nanv. renresented bv T. C. Pat
terson and Lester Eells. and one
from the American Water Works
and Guarantee Company of Pitts-
burg, .Fa , represented by M. w aiser
of Fenton. Mich., inventor of the
pumps used. The bid of the North
Platte Company was substantially
the same as submitted last winter,
contemplating standpipe and direct
pressure, wmle the walKer plan is
direct pressure only. Tne proposi
tion ot the JNorth Platte Company
was verv liberal, and would have
received much more favorable con
sideration had it not contained two
provisions to which the council and
the people object strenuously one
in regard to exclusive franchise and
the other in regard to the endorse
ment of a certificate on bonds,
pledging hydrant rentals to pay
interest on the same. The stand
pipe found many opponents also.
The svstem adopted is tke same
as is in operation in Kearney, and
is highly commended by engineers
in towns where in operation. Al
though the pumps have had but a
few years' trial, we believe they are
among the best, and that our people
will be well satisfied with results.
Elsewhere we publish the contract
The Map of the (Sty.
Civil engineer Chas. P. Ross has
been at work for some time on the
map of the city and vicinity ordered
by the board of trade. It is one of
the largest maps of the kind made,
being nearly six feet long by five
feet wide, the border being occu
pied by illustrations of the principal
buildings in the city and vicinity.
The map proper shows the city
with all its additions, the north and
south rivers and a scope of territory
six and one half miles east and
west by five miles north and south,
roads, rivers, streams, each tract of
land properly colored with the
owners name printed thereon. In
one corner on a smaller scale is a
railroad map, showing the city and
surrounding territory, with roads
constructed and projected. The
work has been carefully taken from
government records, official surveys,
and personal investigations under
the immediate direction of Chas.
P. Ross, civil engineer, Ellis Keiser,
of the Lippencott publishing house,
Philadelphia, being the draughts
man. It is a fine piece of work in
every respect. The map will be
sent to Philadelphia to be litho
graphed, a large number having
The money to be expended in
pntting in water-works and the
improvement or streets win oe a
great help, furnishing employment
to a large number of laborers and
The machinery for the flouring
mill arrived this week and is being
put together. The mill will soon
be in good running order and side
track will be completed to same in
a few days.
An incident occurred this week
that very aptly illustrates the power
of monev. A couple months sinee
a tramp printer went west, dividing
nis limited means with the hind
brakeman, thus securing precarious
transportation. He was glad to
get a "grub stake" at this office by
distributing a case, and the boys
were glad when he left, thus mak-
The hay making season is rapid
ly approaching and people are
making preparations for the work.
On some of the ranches hay will be
cut from as many as three or four
hundred acres. The hay making
outfit of M. C. Keith moved onto
the island on Saturday evening
last. The" men seemed to mean
A certain individual in the neigh
borhood went on an antelope hunt
a few days since. Before going he
expressed himself confidently, he
would certainly get an antelope.
He went, he saw it, but he didn't
get it. He should be reminded of
Scriptural injunction: "Let him
that putteth on his armor not boast
until he taketh it off."
The DeWolf mystery is still un
solved. This gentleman and his
wife have been gone about four
weeks to parts unknown, and it is
quite certain they will not return.
Perhaps a little history of the af
fair would not .be out of place.
About two years ago a gentleman
by the name of Louie DeWolf and
wife moved onto a newly fitted up
ranch about two and a half mile
east of Brady Island. It was under
stood that the ranch did not belong
to him, but was the property or his
father, living at the time in the
state of Iowa. Mr. DeWolf seemed
to be an industrious man, and as he
and his wife were young and no
family it seemed that it would be
an easy matter for them to make
the ranch a paying one in a few
years and put themselves in quite
comfortable circumstances. Mrs.
DeWolf applied for and secured
a situation in one of the schools in
the district and at first gave general
satisfaction. About the close of
the term it appears there was for
certain reasons almost general dis
satisfaction. She made two at
tempts at different school houses
before she could proceed with her
second term. After teaching about
six weeks she absented herself with
out leave from the board for several
days and when she returned gave
up the school. The director had
determined, however, before this to
dismiss her had she attempted to
continue the school. It was known
that family jars had been quite
frequent of late and that she had
taken but little interest in the
school. As she is gone let the
mantle of charity be thrown over
the many damaging reports on her
character and believe impossible and
even very probable that they were
Gr. E. Stone celebrated the Fourth
bv inviting a few friends to dine
I noticed in the columns of the
Telegraph that its editor repents of
ting "crow in voting for Cleve
land. That is right; the whole
croweating fraternity is anxious to
be welcomed back to the fold of the
The editor of the Nebraskian
seems to be drawing pretty heavily
now on a Now York Star of the
tenth magnitude for most of his
mi i i nit f
copy. The burden or the little star
appears to be attempting to clear up
the mistake of Cleveland in regard
o the return of the flags. It can't
do it. The flag sensation has come
to stay awhile, at least until the
next presidential election.
gent of this vicinity
went to see his best girl Sunday ev
ening and from some unknown
cause did not get home until 8 a. m
tne next aav. ne aarerni von no-
man or Mr. will have a board
bill against you.
Our items were all read' for last
week but when we went to mail
them, lo there were no stamps to be
had, consequently we could not
send them. Agricola.
F. L. Clark piano tuner and repairer is
in town and will remain about five days,
parties desiring cood work will do well
by giving him their order. Orders left
at McEvoy's musie store.
NOTICE TO BUILDERS.
The undersigned will receive bids up
to Monday noon August 1st, 1887, for
building a frame school house about 5
miles from the citv. Not to exceed four
hundred dollars (f 400. 00) in cost. Each
bidder tofurnish plans and specifications
of the building he bids to construct. The
right to accept and reject any and all bids
W. W. Coxklix,
Sec'y Board of Education
2t Citv of North Platte.
It is the duty of every person -who has used
Boschee's Gebmax Syrup to let its wonderful
qualities be known to their friends in curing
consumption, severe coughs croup sthma.
pneumonia, and in fact all throat and lung dis
eases, iso aerson can use it without immediate
relief. Three doses will relieve any case, and we
consider it the duty of all druggists to recom
mend it to the poor, dying consumptive, at least
to try one bottle, as 80,000 dozen bottles wero
sold last year, and no one case where it failed
was reported. Such a medicine as the German
Syrup cannot' be too widely known. Ask your
druggist about it. Samples bottles to try, sold at
10 cents. Regular size, 75 cents. Sold by all
druggists and dealers in the United States and
ing gladness all around. This week
he returned. With fine clothes, a
plug hat, and dandy cane, he was
the embodiment of the "dandy
dude." Everybody was glad to see
him, and the boys at once extended
to him the freedom or the city. Its
a sad commentary on the ways of a
christian world, but money does
make the man; that is it nearly al
ways does, anyway.
week and be convinced
new grocery always sells cheap
on JLampiugn iiarnneton next
Peale's stock of Wall Paper is ahead
of anything in the town. Drop in and
see the new patterns.
"Wo will have no old stock, no old ac
counts, everything nice and fresh Ele
gant canned goods at Lamplugh & Harrington's.
Colorado, Nebraska and Minnesota
Flour at Lamplugh & Hacripgton's
A large stock of fresh groceries to ar
rive. Monday or Tuesday at Lamplugh &
Two apprentices and one sewing girl.
Apply to Miss Wade,
over Ries' restau-
The report that I have sold my meat
market is incorrect. I still do business
at the old stand, where will be found the
best meats at lowest prices.
0. L. Wood.
Furnished Booms to Rent.
Inquire of Mrs. E. S. White, Spruce St.,
south of court house. 22-4
WAGONS AND PLOWS.
Just received a car load of Moline
Wagons and J ohn Deere Plows.
Ottekstedt, Hersiiey & Co.
Now Has Faith.
I had been troubled all winter with
cold and pain in the chest and got no
relief from remedies recommended bv
Druggists and Physicians. At the same
time I was advertisincr Dr. Bosanko's
Cough and Lung Syrup. I had little
faith, but thought to try it as a last resort,
now l believe even more than they tell
me of its curative qualities. From the
jxeics, .biizaneth, Hy.j bample bottles
5 cents at A. F. Streitz's Drug Store. 1
The Chicago Journal states that
by interviews with three of the
Judges of the supreme court of the
State it appears that the decision of
the court in regard to the trial and
conviction of the anarchists has
been agreed upon, and the opinion
has been written up. Of course
the judges dropped no hint as to
the purport of their decision, but
the Journal is inclined to believe
that some one else, perhaps a copy
ing clerk, has, and that there is
foundation for the report that a
new trial will be ordered. The de
cision will probably be filed at the
Their Business Bocming.
Probably no one thing has caused such a gen
eral revival of trade at Streitz's drug storoas
the giving away to his customors of so many free
trial bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption. His trade iB simply enormous in
this very valuable article from tho fact that it al
ways cures and never disappoints. Coughs, colds,
asthma, bronchitis, croup and all throat and lnng
diseases quickly cured. You can test it before
buying by getting a trial bottle free, largo sizo SI.
Every bottle warranted.
All goods at Ronnie's for the next
sixty days at cost .
Klenk & Gatward have been killing
some of the finest steers ever slaughtered
in this city. They were fed by T. Roberts
Go to Grady's opposite the postoflice
for choice groceries.
A few Seeders left which will be sold
very low to close out.
Otteustedt, Hersiiey & Co.
Oats, Corn, Bran, Shorts, and a full
line of FJour at Grady's opposite the
" " OG Illala 'lots.'"
For sale for from $30 to $110. Inquire
of Hinman & Grimes.
TREE CLAIM RELINQUISHMENT
In Keith count, near the B. & M.
road, close to a side track. Also for sale
two nice building lots in North Platte.
For particulars address box 283, North
GO TO RENNIE'S clearing sale.
rvwvY 0f tte good things of this
Vv sorrowfully let
alone on account of Dyspepsia. Acker's
Dyspepsia Tablets will core Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and Constipation; sold on a
positive guarantee at 25 and 50 cents, by
A. F. Streitz.
The Assessed Valuation.
Elsewhere we publish a table
shnwine the assessed valuation of
property returned by the assessors
for 1887. It is the intention of the
law that all property shall pay its
proportion of taxes, but a casual
inspection of this table will con
vince any one that this is not done.
For instance, live stock and imple
ments are evidently fully returned,
but it will be noticed tnat there are
more wagons and carriages than
there are clocks and watches, and
that the value of the former is
nearly .three times that of the
latter. Gold and silver nlate is
worth for assessing purposes $355,
and we have 95 worth of diamonds
and jewelry. Sewing machines are
worth 2020, but they will not
begin to balance the actual value of
the diamonds and jewelry. Some
persons are known to possess nearly
a thousand dollars worth of this
property. Outside of the banfcs
there is 18S0 in money returned
for taxation, and yet about the first
of April there were in two banks
alone 135,000 in deposits, and
probably 75,000 in the other.
Making due allowance for money
assessed as merchandise an-1 of non
resident depositors, there must be a
notorious evasion of taxation in
this line. Many other instances
might be pointed out, but this will
suffice. It is evident a very large
proportion of personal property
A peculiarity of the assessment in
the city is noticeable. While the
valuation of realty has more than
doubled in the past three years, and
personal property has largely in
creased, the assessed valuation is
very much lower. We do not ad
vise extremes in this matter, but at
the proper time we shall take occa
sion to notify assessors of their
duties and powers.
Referring to Secretary Fairchild's
action in directing the advance
payinant of the July interest on
Pacifies and 4 per cents, without
rebate, the New York World ob
serves: "This is not the first occa
sion under the present Administra
tion when extraordinary steps have
been taken by the Treasury at
Washington for the benefit of Wall
Yon aro feeling depressed, yoor appetite is
poor, yoa are bothered with headache, yon ore
fidgetty, nervous, and generally oat of sorts and
want to brace np. Brace op, bat not with stimu
lants, spring medicines or bitters which havo for
their basis very cheap bad whiskey and which
stimulate you for on hoar and then leave yoa in
a worse condition than before. What yoa want
is an alterative that will purify yoor blood, start
healthy action of liver and kidneys, restoro yoar
vitality and give renewed health and strength.
Such a medicine yoa will find in Electric Bitters,
and only 50 cents a bottle at Streitz's drug store.
i - iff
As a matter of fact the
Treasury has been systematically
operated under Wall street influ
ence and for Wall street purpose
ever since Mr. Cleveland became
President; and upon that fact more
than any other is based the Demo
cratic hope of carrying New York
The season for gasoline stoves has come
and everybody must have one. Be sure
to examine the stoves for sale by James
Belton. The3' are tho simplest and best
in the market and have many late im
provements not found in any other stove.
A CAR LOAD
of cheap and medium priced
COAL COOK STOVES
just in at
Lots of it and the best in the country in
the first of next week at BELTON'S.
who has tried them says that the
VIBRATOR CORN PLANTER
is the finest ever used. Dozens of them
at Belton's Big Hardware and Furniture
James Belton's large warehouse will be
full to overflowing in a few days with an
immense stock of cheap and medium fur
niture. Don't fail to see his stock before
purchasing or you will regret it, for he
guarantees the best goods for the least
I have just received another large in
voice of wall paper, mostly gold papers.
The stock is unusually large and you
cannot fail to be suited.
Remember that Snelling &
Son buy and sell all. kinds of
"Washburn Hour at Grady's opposite
Bucklin's Arnica Salve.
Tho best salve in the world for cut, bruises,
sores, ulcers. Bait rlienm, fever sores, totter,
chnppcd hands, chilblains, corns and nil skin
eruptions, jind positively cures piles or no pay re
quired. It is guaranteed to give satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 'Si cents rcr box. For
sale by A. F. Streitz.
BUGGIES AND P1LETONS.
A carload of Buggies. Pluetons and light
two and three seated Spring Wagons just
Ottekstedt, Reiishey & Co.
Cheap Coal OiL
150 Test Oil 20 cents.
175 Test Head Light 25 cents.
G. R. Hammond.
I Will not be Undersold.
C F. ORMSBY.
R. E. HOLBROOK,
PRICES OUT ALL TO
PIECES. BUY SOME FINE
thousands suffering from Asthma, Con.
sumption, Coughs, etc. Did you ever try
Acker's English Remedy? It is the best
preparation known for all Lung Troubles,
sold on a positive guaranteo at 10c., 50a
For Sale by A. F. Streitz.
U. S. Land Office, North Platte, Neb., ?
July 11th. 1837. f
Complaint having been entered at this offico
by Abraham Bandy against John L. Danklo for
abandoning his Homestead Entry No. 1123(1,
dated Sept. 13th, 18S0, upon the northeast quar
ter section 29, township 9, rango 31, in Lincoln
county. Nebraska, with a view to tho cancellation
of said entry; the said parties aro hereby sum
moned to appear at this office on tho 17th day of
August, ISitf, at 9 o'clock a. m. to respond and
furnish testimony concerning said alleged aban
donment. Wjj. Nevtlte,
U. S. Land Office. )
North Platte Neb., Jnno 29th, 1887.
Complaint having been entered at this offico by
Henry Jost ngainst D.W. Shuldl for failure to
comply with law as to timber cultnro entry No.
G632 dated May IStli, 1S35, upon tho southeast
quarter of section 15. township 10, rango 31, in
Lincoln county, Nebraska, with a view to tho
cancellation of said entry: contestant alleging
that said claimant has failed to break or cause to
be broken ten acres up to the day this contest is
instituted; tho said parties are hereby summoned
to appear at this offico on tho 15th day of August,
1887, at 9 o'clock a. m., to respond and furnish
testimony concerning said alleged failure.
2G-4 Wai. Neville, Itegister.
U. S. Land Office, North Platte, Neb., )
April 30th, 1887. S
Complaint having been ertered at this offico
.by Frank H. Gorton against lust J. Jaeger for
failure to comply willi iaw as to timber-culturo
entry No. 7819 dated November 27th, 1885. upon
tho northeast quarter section 30, township 9 N,
range 33 west, in Lincoln county, Nebraska, with
a view to the cancellation of said entry; contest
ant alleging that Gust J. Jaeger has failed to
break or plow, or caused to be broken or plowed,
five acres of said tract at any timo since making
said entry and prior hereto; that not mora than
four and one-half acres havo been broken on said
tract at any time prior hereto; the said parties aro
hereby summoned to appear at this office on tho
20th day of September, 1887. at 9 o'clock a. ra. to
respond and furnish testimony concerning said
alleged failure. Wa. Neville,
In the District Court of Lincoln County,
Joiix M. Beck, Plaintiff, )
vs. y Notice.
Emily M. Beck, Defendant. )
To Emily M. Beck, non-resident, de
fendant: You arc hereby notified that on tho
11th day of July, 1887, John M. Beck
filed a petition against you in the Dis
trict Court of Lincoln county, Nebraska,
the object and prayer of which is to ob
tain a divorce from you on the ground
that you have wilfully abandoned tho
plaintiff without good cause for the term
of two years last past.
You are required to answer said peti
tion on or before Monday, the 22d day
John M. Beck,
By J. S. Hoaglaxd,
2G4 his Attorney.
The best mill manufactured.
FOR SALE BY
HEESHEY & Co.,
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
OFFICE POST OFFICE BLOCK,
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