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; Advertisings Raf on J&plication.
HINMAN & GRIMES,
NOllTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
. - .OHice iu Hinman's Block on Sprace Streot;-oTer
the Poet Office.
'' ' it--
JOHN L IESBITT,
Office in Coart-Hoase,
XORTK tPLATTJ2, -J-WEik
X. M. DUCAN?Mgp-.-
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: Ottenstekl's Block, up stain. Office
honre from flto 13 a.un.,Y 2 to" 5 and? to 9 pi m
Residence oil West" Sixth Street.
-AfMOTiiev at Law,
Room 11, Land Office Block.
XORTII PLATTE. - NEBRASKA.
, DECEMBER 10,1887.
LAND OFFICE NOTICES.
Laiui Office at North Platte, Neb., )
November 4tiu 1887.
Notice is hereby giren that the fouowing named
setuer nas ni3a noace oi tus lBtanuoB to
Baal proof in rapport of hM ciam, aad that mm
proof will be made before the Saspeter aad Re
ceiver of the U. H. tmad OBea atXocth PUtla.
Neb., on Janoarv 19th. 18S. via: Gtotm If .
Thomas who made declaratory, statement No.
9008 for the northwest qoarter seetkmSS. tows 12,
range SO, west. He names the followinc wit
nesses to prove his oontumoos reeideace apoa,
and caltiratioa of, said land, via: Asa Me-C-eaaalL
John Greenwood. John WUeh. dward
Bridasr. all of BBchanan P. O.. tdaooin eonntT.
45 Wit Nevxujc. Hester.
Lead Omee atNermFfatto. Neb.
ceiver U. 8. Land Office at North Platter, Nebnav
ka, on Janoanr aoth. 1868. vtc Frank Arneaer o
Homeetead Entry No. 7101 for the west half of
the -northeast qoarter and the east half of the
northwest qoarter .section 28, town 10. raaae K.
He names the following witaosscs to prore his
continuous reeidence npon and cnlUvatioa of
said land, vix: Carl Stove, 6. Bowatske. E. Brah-
mann and M. Ehas, all of Wellfleet, Nebraska.
wo WM. KEvnxx, JUegieter.
R. E. HOLBROOK,
H. D. Rhea.
Real Estate anil Exchange,
Koom 12; Land Office Block.
icueral Law aud Laud Office Business
City aud Pann Property for Sale.
Fire and Tornado Insurance Written.
Money to Loan on Improved City and
Farm Property at Low Rates of Interest
The County Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion of Lincoln County will be at his office
in North Plntte on the
THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
for examination . of teachers and
' EACH SATURDAY
to attend to any other business that may come
bplore hinf. J. -I. NESB1TT.
p County Superintendent
Instruction on the Piano, Organ, Tiolin or any
. Reed or Brass Instrument.
Pianos.carefully tuned. Organs repaired.
NORTH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.
, H. MacLEAN,
Fine Boot and Shoe . Maker,
And Dealer In
MEN'S LALMES' AND CHILDREN'S
BOOTS AND SHOES.
U. 8. Land Office, North Platte. Neb )
November 21st. 1887. f
Complaint having been entered at this office by
Lodwig Pahs against Jane Bobineon for failure
with law as to Ximber-Ooltore Entry
No. 3550 dated December 4th. 1883. udob the
quarter section 30, township 12, range 30, in Lin-
uuxu uuuiu, ouiu, wiui a yiew no uie can
cellation of said entry; contestant alleging that
said Jane Robinson has failed to break or caoso
to be broken five acres, and failed to cultivate any
part of said tract as required by law op to this
day; the said parties are hereby summoned to ap
pear at in is omce on toe autn day of January,
1888, at 9 o'clock a. m.. to respond and furnish
testimony concerning said alleged failure.
465 Wx. Neviixx, Register.
Est ray Notice.
Taken np. on the 15th day of October, A. D.
J 887, as strays on section 32. in township 12 north,
range 34 west, 6 miles south of Sunshine post
office, in Lincoln county. Nebraska, by the
subscriber, who there resides, one black mare
pony branded .JO on left Bhoulder. one brown
mare pony branded JC on left shoulder, one roan
mare pony branded JC on left shoulder, one bay
mare pony branded JC on left shoulder, one
sorrel mare pony hranded JC on right shoulder.
The owner of said property can have the same by
a paying expeases. Dated
this 25th day of October, A. D
J. H. BONHAX.
Sunshine, Lincoln county. Neb.
WBoliZob jnid wkttfc others
But to THE ITAliAUJE Wr6f0r
Times are hard and money tight,
So now we are all into the fight.
Several Wallaceites got stormed in at
the Platte last week and did not reach
home until Monday night . f -
A gentleman from Holyoke has pur
chased several hundred tons of hay along
the Willow and is bailing and shipping it
to -point west.
r 3lr. Williams of the firm of Williams &
Summers, furniture and hardware dealers;
let' the contract of their new building yes
terday to Bailor. They are to be con
gratalated on securirig Mr B. as he is
one of the finest mechanics in th State.
I ' MrCary'ia risttiaurziith his soa-la-law,
-1 ViiTo&K .e ITkeV this country very
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be
received at tne county clerk s omce np to two
o'clock p. m.. the 19th day of December, 1887,
for lease of the poor farm for one year from
March 1st, 1888; said farm embracing the sooth
east quarter of section 14, town 13, range 31, with
improvements thereon; eighty acres In cultiva
tion, ana lor care, custody ana maintenance or
aU Drapers which mar be placed on said farm
darins said year. Bidders will be reauired to
for said farm for the year mentioned.
Second, The amount per week they will charge
the county for the board and care of all paupers
of the ass of ten (10) years and under, and also
of the age of over ten years; also the amount to
be chanreu per week for the care and unrein r of
such paoDers as may be sick.
The commissioners reserve the 'riaht to reject
any and all bids. J. R EEaW, .
n uoaiy tier.-
Notice is hereby siren to oar ties indebted for
personal tax of 1886 and previous years, that if
not paid before the 10th day of December; 1887,
the fist will be plaoed in the hands of a collector
and ten per cent added for collection fee.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
day of November,
I'erfect Fit, Best Work aud Goods
Represented or Mone' Refunded.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE.
Spruco Street, bet. Front and Sixth,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
One among us must fall down,
Wriile tne other wears the crown.
Blessings on you now we bring,
While the conflict.has its swing.,
Oft1 His said prices are high,
And to save money hither fly. . .
"Hither" means THE PAL ACE ntore,
Where you bought so cheap before; "
They still have a mammoth stock,
Others try our ways to mock;
But withal at last they yield,
While we still maintain the field.
'Split in prices, piles that's true,
Still we have one left for you.
Call and see,, give us a trial,
We will warrant the latest style.
Now dear friends in town and out,
Do not worry, fret and pout.
But simply do as we now say,
We'll save you money, so come this way;-
And when in after years you tell
Of truth and fiction vou know well,
Remember us THE PALACE store,
. 4 Where you've been so oft before.
Billiard and Pool Hall,
Keens nolie'butvthe"fiuest Whiskies,such as
I10BIJSTS0N COUNTY, TEKU.
.J. V. MOXAROJI.
4 0. F. C. TAYLOR.
WELSIT .Lfty? HOMESTEAD
Alto line case goods, Rrandies, Rum, Gin
Etc. St Louis Bottled Beer and
3Iihaukee.-Beer on draft.
. Corner Si Jhand iSpruce Street?,
NORTH PLATT-C- -NEBRASKA
REWARDED are those who read this
and then act; they will find honora
ble employawnt that will not take
tiiom frvim flip?? linmfls and famiHes.
Tlio profits are large and anre idr every iadastri.
ous person, mam Jiave made ana are now mmit
ing several Jicndred dollars a month. It K easy
for any one to make -" a day and upwards, ,w1k
is willing to work. Either sex; ycB or old; no
capital needed; we .start you. Everything ew.
No special aWUtywwj yoprrBadw, eandoit
as well as any one. Wnte'to us at oace for full
partictuars, which we mail free. Address 8tin
son & Co., Pbrtland; Maine. - j
Notice is hereby given that on Monday, the 12th
y or novemDer, a. v. nasi:
In North Platte Precinct No. 1 at Keith's block
on Front 6treet,
Precinct No. 2 at court bouse,
Precinct No. 3 at office of George Russell,
McPherson precinct at district school bouse,
Brady Island precinct at Union Pacific Railwav
Deer Creek precinct at district school house.
Fox Creek precinct at F. O. Schick's house,
Medicine precinct at W. C. Elder's hoose,
Red Willow precinct at R. Schofield'e hooee,
Nowell precinct at Delay school boose,
O'Fallons precinct at the Union Pacific Rail
iJirdwood precinct at jonn ifratt &Uo s ranch,
Hall precinct at Hall school hoose,
Garfield precinct at Garfield district school
Cottonwood precinct at district school hoose.
. Nichols precinct at Union Pacific Railway
Whittier precinct at postoffice,
Miller precinct at Miller school hoase,
Mylander precinct at C. Mylander's residence.
Wells precinct at Orr's reeidence.
Walker precinct at N. L. Moore's residence,
Morrow Flat precinct at Watta postoffice,
Peckham precinct at central school hoose.
Greenwood precinct at John McAllister's resi
dence. Vroman precinct at district school hoose,
Fairview precinct at Bickal school hoose,
Spannuth precinct at Spaannth postoffice.
a special election will be held in Lincoln county,
Nebraska, at which the following proposition
will bo submitted to the electors of Baid county,
Shall the board of county commissioners of
Lincoln county, Nebraska, issue
1st, $10,000 in Lincoln coonty jail bonds;
2d, In denominations of $1,000 each;
3d, Bearing interest at six per cent per anaam,
4th, Payable at the Nebraska State Fiscal
Agency in the City of New York;
5th, Dated October 1st, 1887;
6th, The interest payable semi-annually. April
1st. 1888, and October 1st, 1888, and on the first
day of said months each year thereafter until the
interest on said bonds is paid;
7th, Said jail bonds to be numbered from one
to ten consecutively;
8th, Nos. one and two to be payable October
1st, 1903. The other bonds in their numerical
order, two October lBt each year thereafter until
the same are naid: and lew a tax in 1888 and each
' year thereafter to pay the interest, until sufficient
is levied to pay all of the. interest on the same
jaa, levy-a tax in uw year uw M eaeiyarj
thereafter sufficient to pay the principal of. eeiOT
bonds as they Become due until snmcieat is
levied to pay all of said bonds.
Said bonds to be issued for the purpose of aid
ing in the erection of a coonty jail for Lincoln
coanty, Nebraska, at North Platte, Nebraska.
Which election will be open at eight o'clock in
the morning and will continae open until six
o'clock in the afternoon of the same day.
Those voting, in favor of the said proposition
shall have written or printed on their Dsllots:
"For issuing $10,000 in Lin coin -coonty jail
bonds and for levying a tax annually to pay the
interest and principalof the same."
Those voting against the said proposition shall
have written or printed od their ballots:
"Against issuing $10,000 in Lincoln coonty jail
bonds and against levying a tax annually to pay
the interest and principal of the same."
And that a copy of the question submitted be
posted up at each place of voting in said coanty
during the day of election.
Witness our hands and the eeal of said county
this 11th day of August, 1887.
Joseph Hsbshet, )
J axes Bkltok, County Commissioners.
Lxsteb Walkxk, )
( ) Attest:
seal. John E. Evass,
( ) Coonty Clerk.
Notice is hereby given that the aforesaid prop
osition to issoe $10,000 Lincoln coonty jail bonds
was adopted at the election named therein; a vote
of over three-fifths of the voters voting on said
proposition, to-wit: by a vote of 813 for said
proposition and a vote of only 28S against said
proposition as appears by a canvass of the vores
of said coanty on said proposition.
Dated Sept. asth, 1887.
Joseph Hebshey, ) Co. Coauurs. of
Jam Bzlton. Lincoln Coonty.
Lester Walker, ) Nebraska.
With ilie intonation of tlte above w&. Wildly
ash of our fHends and pafrons to give us a call
before purchasing, insuring you a saving, of a lib
eral per cent and returning full value for money
received. Very truly yours, -
Fr SIMON, Mgr.
Wa11 as 1a1! tKaf fan iMainila tvfc ntAwn Iiam
vwf -0V W Mjbbv AM A QliCUUO US BJyV UC1 0
;in the spring ' .
Frank Woods has received the appoint
ment pt postmaster and we hope to soon
have a postoffice here
C. H.Jacobaon has returned .from his
Iowa trip. He reports a pleasant visit.
Owing to the inclemency of the weather
Sat. night the literary was postponed
until next Saturday at which time the
question of corporal punishment will be
discussed by our ablest speakers.
Nation and Bailor have begun the erec
tiou of a building on their lot 22x50 which
when completed will make a flue bust
November 30th, 1887.
We understand that the owners of the
Circle W Ranch have been notified by the
land office to vacate, that it may be taken
by actual settlers. Cowboys and ranchmen
are fast passing into legend in Nebraska.
Workmen arrived at Brule yesterday,
and will erect the building necessary for
boarding the workmen who will be em
ployed on the new bridge, and who are
expected to arrive in a few days. A large
quantity of material is alreadv on the
ground, and the work of hauling the piles
into uie river is commencea, ana as soon
as the pile driver arrives work will be
pushed forward with dispatch. It is ex
pected the bridge will be completed early
iu January. Ogallala New.
The coal supply at this place gave out
last Friday, and Gothenburg can now
sympathize with her neighboring villages
The coal dealers say that they have stand
ing rder8 out for coal and tjtev are
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Estimates on Work Furnished.
Shop Corner Cottonwood and Third Sts
east of Catholic church.
W. W. BIRGE,
POSTS, ME, CEMENT,
Fifth Street, Cor. Locust, Opposite Baptist Church,
North Platte, - Nebraska.
prags 8- iDraggists Sancieifcs
Pure Drags and Meals, TAt M'k,
PERFUMES, ETC., ALL FRESH AND NlW
Cigars, . Tobacco and Smokers' Articles.
Prescription! carefully compounied. Hetdquiirteri for Dr. Duncan.
FOLEY 1 BLOCK, SP1UC1 8TM1T,
NORTH PLtiTTE, - - NEB&iSKA.
awaiting the pleasure of theilroaa tot
transportation. When the railroads
out of the coal business the supply will
perhaps become more plenntiful. There
ere a number of teams in town Monday
ror coal ana some ot tnem from a
distance, and to be compelled to make
a second trip in coia weatner is no
laughing matter. Gothenburg Independ
One of the saddest and most shocking
accidents we ever chronicled occurred at
the residence of Mr. Reed, on last Sunday
evening, which resulted in the death of
Clara, the bright little'daughter, and fav
orite of all who knew her. It appears
that the child's clothing caught fire during
the temporary absence of the rest of the
family. The little one was first seen
(running from the house towards her
brother who was only a few rods distant,
and who ran to her and removed the
burning clothinjr, but to late to save her.
She was' burned to a crisp, except her face
and head. Sbe suffered untold agony
until 11 o'clock that night wheu death
relieved her. The neighbors were greatly
shocked when it was fully realized. The
funeral was preached by Father Correl,
on Monday at 2 o'clock p. m, and was
largely attended. New Callaway Courier.
There is not much sense discussing the
county seat question, but if Mr. Mori an,
the B. & M. railroad attorney, retained to
conduct the contest of the election in
Curtis precinct, is correctly reported he
said: "There is no doubt but that the
old location, near the month of Mitchell
reek, is thp county seat of Frontier
county, Stoukvillo stole the county seat
by refusing to allow the records to be
moved." It should be remembered that
the late contest was really more a fight
between Stockville and the B.' & M. rail
road, than between Stockville and Curtis.
The polling of over 50O fraudulent votes
became and was possible only by the aid
and effort of the B. & M. railroad. In
this connection, the Faber predicts that
none of the election officers by whose
connivance and infidelity these frauds
were perpetrated will be punished.
Several years since the combination of
the safe containing the records in the
county clerk's office failed to perform as
it should, and as it was only required to
be fire proof, the clerk ceased to lock it,
and in consequence the combination has
been lost for several years. Last Thurs
day some one got to meddling with the
lock aud succeeded in locking the safe
and it could not be opened. Every one
iu town who had ever had anything to do
with the safe was called in, but it would
hot yield. Monday county clerk Neeves
telegraphed to Omaha for an expert,
who came up yesterday and opened it as
easily as if it had not been locked. As
this is the third time the county has been
at the expense of having a man from
Omaha to open this safe Mr. Neeves had
the lock fixed so it works well , and the
combination will be placed where it will
not be lost by future clerks. Ogallala
George Mason came near being torn to
pieces by gray wolves while over in the
timber. He has been in the habit of
ent fHofWaitaJ tka
taking blankets with him to the timber
and if be found he would not have tl
to get home without a late drive he would
remain in the timber uatii morning, camp
ing down by his wagon. On this particu
lar .night he was belated, so rolled up in
his blankets to wait for day. He did not
know how long he had slept, but
awakened by the rustling of the grass. A
glance revealed two big wolves' in the
act of springing upoja him. With a botfnd
he gained his feet dashing hps.-blanket
full in the face of the wolves. The act
for a moment
with snarls . and growls sprang at.hia.
Swinging his blankets furiously abovt
J him he kept them at bey until he gained
VW W . mm mm
ms wagon ana got bom or Bis ax. 4 A
eleam of the bright blade must havf
scared them, for they sprang beyond his
reach but continued .to snap their teeth
and snarl furiously and followed him till
he was out of the canyon. Mlnature
At a litle game of draw poker at Cen
treville, Ore., recently; in which three
Indians took part, Poker Jim, a noble
chief, was accused of concealing aa ace
in his sleeve. He resented the insinua
tion and stabbed his two companions
Capt. McKenzie, the famous chess
player, was pitted against thirteen of the
best chess experts in Boston one night
last week. Thirteen was an unlucky
number for the Bostonians, for they lost
eight games and won but three, while two
The society of physicians of Vienna
was In high feather when the announce
ment was made that Dr. Costa-Alvarenga
had bequeathed it a legacy of 3,500,000
Portugese reis. The joy was much modi
fled when it was explained that the money
value of all the millions was about $4,800.
Dr. Godfrey dissected the carcass of
the elephant Alice, burned in Sunday's
fire at Barnum's winter headquarters. In
the stomacb.was found over 800 pennies,
part of a pocket knife, four cane ferules,
a piece of lead pipe and some pebbles.
Col. Nicholis Smith, who married Ida
Greeley, daughter of Horace Greeley,
since his wife's death has become a
strolling vagabond. He has recently been
swindling ' -people in Pittsburg, and Is
f.i.,!slM. ff. - j;,1 , g.
IUltB R 1 U 111 re IIVIU JUflltCG- 1 IU
Mads at the Tery Lowest -Haass of la West.
James E. Hamilton, a mail carrier on
the Southern Florida coast, was killed by
sharks as he was rowing across Hillsboro
inlet the other day. Several man eaters.
attacked -his boat, it is reported, pulled
the oars from his hands, bit big pieces
from the gunwale, and finally got at and
Interview with Robert Bonner in New
York Tribune: "Yes I believe in adver
tising, and have always acted up to my
belief. The first time the New York
Herald printed sixteen pages was when I
gave them an eight page advertisement
at regular rates. I once paid the Tribune
$3,000 for an advertisement, and I traced
4,000 letters to it.
The partnership existing between' the
democratic party and the solid south, will
be likely to continue until after another
presidential election. But slowly and
surely the power of the old party is being
broken. Prosperity in the south, brought
about by the operation of the protective
principle, is working a revolution in polit
There is to be an earnest effort made in
the coming congress to open a portion of
the Indian Territory to settlement, and to
legalize public entry upon the vast tract
of public land known as "No Man's
Land." One of the propositions is to
divide the Indian Territory by a North
and south line and to throw the western
half open to settlement, retaining the
eastern half for the Indians. Another
plan is to make these public lands called
No Man's Land" a territory under the
name of Cimmarod. 1
The Omaha World says: The people
of Tucson, A . T"M by a public subscription, j
buy 8,000 copies of their local paper
every month for the purpose of sending
it abroad, and in addition pay $300 a
month for the expense attending "write
ups" of their city. Lamar, Col, pays
$2,000 for a pamphlet and $1,500 for a
write up in the local press. The Monitor,
Fort Scott Kansas is paid $7,000 for talk-
up the advantagesof that city. Hutchin
son, Kansas, claims to pay the News $10,
000 for running a morning paper, and
Newton does better by subscribing $15,
000 to have the Republican boom the
A letter addressed to "Santa Claus" was
received by Postmaster Judd yesterday.
The letter was postmarked Pine Bluffs,
Wyo., and was written by a little, girl who
says she is six years old and that her
name is Little Hilda Erestrom. The
letter states that the writer, with her two
brothers and 'sisters, live on the prairie in
Wyoming, and they are so poor they
haven't money to buy anythnig; neither
is there any Santa Claus out there, and
the little lady wants to know if Mr. Judd
won't enact the role of a Santa Claus for
their benefit this time only. Chicago
Francis Sadi-Carnot, the newly elected
president of the French republic, was
born in Limoges, August 11, 1837. He
entered the polytechnic school in 1857 and
afterward the government school of brid
ges and highways. He was graduated in
1863 at the top of his class, and after hav
ing been for some time secretary to the
council of the school, was made a civil
engineer. He was elected representative
chateau d'or to the national assembly
February 8, 1871. He voted for all
measures tending to establish the republic
definitely and to adopt the entire consti
tution He was in Ferry's cabinet and
retired, with the other members when
that cabinet wasf dissolved in November,
1861. He was re-elected from the depart
ment of cote d'endor on the republicau
ticket October 1896, and took the port
foii6rtmm?ctf hi M. DVlPrevcinct's
caUiet on January 7, 188S. M. Sadi-Car-
net. upmost famous, (oar his special knowl
edge of the .affairs of the public works.
He has translated several of the forms of
John Staert Mills.' " - -
An amusing incident illustrative of
absent mindedness is narrated of the last
session of the German reichstax. Herr
Wichmann was calling the roll of mem
bers, when, upon reading out his own
name, he naturally received no response .
He called the name the second time, in a
loader tone, and finally roared cut like
a healthy lunged bull. But at this junc
ture the laughter of his colleagues showed
there must be something wrong, and soon
realizing the ludicrous situation, he join
ed in the hilarity and marked himself
present The Argonaut.
Champaigne is not stored in the London
dock vaults, but on the upper floors of
the dock warehouses. The Russians,
who used to rival the United States in
champagne drinking," are fast giving up
that wine and betaking themselves to port.
There were not more than 500,000 bottles
of champagne taken to Russia last year.
The English cannot understand the taste
of Americans for new champagne. The
mpression appears to prevail in the
United States thatchampagne deteriorates
after it is three of four years old, and it
is said this impression, for reasons of
their own, has been fostered by the trade
in that country. The English and French
augh at this. They do not touch cham
pagne until it is at least seven or eight
years old, ana a large dealer, wno was
ooking at some of his stock in the ware
house, said he had champagne of the
vintage of 1868, which was much sought
after. St. Louis Republican.
Another one of those old timetypos
LUngereiidQwn town, onemorning among
convival spirits long after the-"jig" wa
up, and when he finally got started west
wardit seems to me that all the printers
in town live on the west side it was
broad daylight, and the east bound'eara
were crowded with people who hadn't the
faintest idea of what it was to work all
night. He lived on Madison street, and
when he reached his home he tried for
several minutes to adjust his key to the
keyhole, but couldn't strike the combina
tion. Every half minute a car loaded
with people passed by and everybody
laughed at him. Then a cunning idea
struck him. He went calmly down in
his pocket, got a match, lighted it, held it
up to the keyhole, inserted the key, un
locked the door and stalked dignifiedly
In, while an irrepressible shout went up
from a car that was passing. Daylight
might be good enough for some, but he
needed a little extra illumination. He
was used to artificial light Chicago
Chicago Dry Goods Reporter, Dec. o:
Careful investigation among the leading
commercial and industrial interests dis
covers that, while the general volume of
trade the past month failed to show as
heavy gains ovr November, 1886, as was
expected by the September and October
statements,, the increase was fairly satis
factory in every respect. The bank
clearings were $272,849,832, against
$231,074,730 for the corresponding month
of 1886. and $223,931,574 same time in
1887. The total clearings for eleven
months aggregated $3,693,782,957, against
$2,473,688,182 the corresponding time in
1886, showing an increase of $230,094,774.
These gains may be regarded as more
closely representing the actual condition
of legitimate business during the current
end last Year: because of the compara
tively low average of prices for nearly all
lines of produce and miscellaneous mer
chandise the present year, and the unus
ually small speculative trading in grain
and provisions, as considered with 1886.
Close estimates of the value of goods dis
tributed by the jobbing trade justify the
statement that the eleven months sales
have been equal to the totals for tho
entire year 1886. Some give even more
favorable estimate. The activity with
the manufacturing establishments has
been even greater. In scarcely any line
of industry has there been a slackness of
orders. Profits are also represented as -better.
Goods have been paid for with
as much promptness as in recent years;
and stocks of nearly every description are
low beyond precedent. The only class
of dry goods that have not met an entire
ly satisfactory sale were heavy woolens,
which, owing to a combination of adverse
circumstances, have been slow, but even
they have held their own, while all other
descriptions show a very large increased
A BIG THING !
Those three and a half pound packages
of Condition Powder thatj. Q. Thacker
sells for fifty cents.
go to C. W.