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About Lincoln County tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1885-1890 | View Entire Issue (July 14, 1888)
STEVENS & B AEE, Editors axd Props.
SATUEDAY, JULY 14, 1888.
BENJAMIN HARRISON, of Indiana.
LEVI P. MOBTON, of New York.
For Member of Congress, Third Dist..
GEO. W. E. DORSEY.
Republican State Convention.
The Republican electors of the State of Ne
braska are requested to send delegates from their
several counties to meet in convention at the city
of LiHColn, Thursday, August 23, 1888, at 2 o'clock
p. m. , for the purpose of placing in 'nomination
candidates for state officers.
The several counties are entitled to one dele
gate at large and one for each 150 votes and
major fraction thereof cast for Samuel Maxwell
in 1887, Lincoln county is entitled to eight
Parties who have recently been
in New York speak" in most glow
ing terms of the prospects of the
Republican party. There are no
factions and no disaffection. The
state is sure to go Republican by a
.very large majority.
Eastern papers speak very highly
of the Congressional Directory un
der the editorial management of
W. H. Michael, as "the work has
been made almost classical in style
and as nearly perfect as possible in
its arrangement." Mr. Michael is
filling the position occupied by
Ben: Perley Poore with great satis
faction. Jacob Steinmetz, receiver of the
U. S. land office at McCook, was
very anxious to display the national
colors on the Fourth." Having no
stars, and stripes, he suspended a
large flag the three bars across
the street with a small stars and
stripes pinned at one corner. What
ever the motive that prompted the
suspension of the flag, the people
were justly indignant, considering
it an emblem of the late confed
eracy. It was soon torn down.
Steinmetz, in a letter to the Gov
ernor, tries to explain how he came
to make such a flag, but it's a very
lame affair. The fact is quite prob
able that he would prefer the stars
and bars to the stars and stripes.
Casper E. Yost, of Omaha,
is making an effort to secure the
Republican nomination for state
treasurer. Mr. Yost is an active
worker in the party, having been
chairman of the state central com
mittee for four years, being thus
well known throughout the state.
He is an excellent man, but the
western counties having a candi
date, they will go down favorable
to Mr. Sutherland of this citv. The
western part of the state has never
been represented on a state ticket.
It now asks for such representation
and presenting a gentleman of un
exceptionable character it believes
its claims are entitled to recogni
tion. With all due respect to Mr.
Yost and other candfdates, we will
go into the convention believing
we have some rights and that those
rights should be respected.
"I desire to recommend that all
true democrats adopt the flag of
our country as a badge during the
campaign. The G. 0. P. of moral
ideas have assumed that they held a
monopoly on the stars and stripes
long enough, and could we trust
their assertions, we should have to
believe that they held a patent
right on loyalty patriotism and
other good American qualities.
Some of them pretend to have for
gotten, and some of them who un
fortunately were born too late have
not learned that there were more
democrats in the Union armies at
Chancellorsville, in the Wilderness,
and at Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and
all the other great battles of the
war, than there were, republicans.
It is our flag by all that is dear to a
loyal man. The red bandanna will
do for a teaser, especially among
animals, but for a sign and symbol,
let us hold fast by the Star Spangled
The above appeared in last week's
Telegraph over the initials F. E. B.
Coming from a person who, from
his former vocation, is supposed to
abhor falsehood and love truth, the
statement is certainly surprising.
As a student and man of intelli
gence F. E. B. must certainly be
aware of the facts. It is impossi
ble to determine exactly the rela
tive number of democrats -and re
publicans in the Union army, but a
tolerable close estimate may be
made from the soldier vote in 1864
when McClellan was a candidate. He
was the democratic soldier's idol
and certainly called out the full
vote of his party. This question is
most ably handled by our correspon
dent, but for the information of
our readers we give the vote of the
soldiers taken from official figures
below. Some of the states did not
pass laws on the subject, and only
a portion of the states voted:
Maine 4,174 741
New Hampshire 2,066 690
Vermont 1 243 49
Pennsylvania 26,712 12,349
Maryland 2,800 321
Kentucky 1,194 2,823
Ohio 41,146 9,757
Michigan 9,402 . 2,959
low 15,178 1,864
Wisconsin 11,372 2,458
Kansas.-. 2,867 543
California 2 600 237
Total 119,754 34,291
Lincoln's majority, 85,463 over 3 to 1.
.North Platte, July 7th 188.
Editor 'Tbibuice :
In the last issue of the Tele
graph I noticed a short comunica
tion, signed F. E. B. in which the
writer calls upon the Democracy to
'adopt the flag of our country as a ;
badge during the campaign." This
is very good as far as ic goes and
might pass unnoticed as certainly
no honest citizen would claim the
right of any one party to monopo
lize the National colors. But F. E.
B. goes farther in his assertions
which follow the above and, as was
once well said by a republican
member of congress: "The demo
cratic party never opens its niputh
but what it puts its foofc in it,"
tries to convince himself, he cer-
tainlv cannot convince loyal men
that the democratic party and dem
ocrats were pre-eminently loyal dur
ing the war. Listen to the follow
ing, (referring to the republicans)
"Some of them pretend to have for
gotten and some of them who were
unf ortunatelv born too late have not
learned that there were more demo
crats in the Union armies at Chan
cellorsville and the Wilderness ' and
at Gettysburg, Vicksburg and in
all the other great battles of the
war than there were republicans.
He says further the "red bandanna
will do as a teaser, especially among
the animals, but as a sign and sym
bol, let us hold fast by the Star
The writer of this article feels
impelled to protest against such
dishonest and wretched perversion
of historical facts.
He would not like to see one
young man of loyal instincts
about to cast his first ballot con
scientiously misled by such no
toriously false statements as in the
foregoing, contained in quotation
number two. Your correspondent
has not access to the tabulated
vote of the soldiers of the Union
army in 1864, but he has the .assur
ance of a democratic ex-soldier of
the Western array that army
which made such a glorious record
from Yicksburg to Chicaraauga and
from Atlanta to the sea that Lin
coln's vote was in the proportion of
three to one for McClellan. This
also accords with the writers recol
lection. We must, in the absence
of other evidence,and in the fa'ce of
mere assertion, accept this as a cri
terion of the political standing of
the rank and file of the army. It is
obvious that the patriotic democrats
who served in the army were not,as
reasonable beings, going to nullify
by their votes what they were so
bravely accomplishing in the field.
Crediting the democrats with a large
proportion of the array how does
F. E. B. account for "the vote of
seventy-five per cent of the whole
number for Lincoln.
Right here is where your corres
pondent thinks F. E.B. makes his
great mistake. He fails to realize
that whilst a great many democrats
entered the Union army as demo
crats they were mustered out as re
publicans and the great majority
have ever since remained so. It
was a logical result. Why? Be
cause and has F. E. B. ever heard
the following names? (all promir
nent leaders of the democracy at
the time mentioned) Vallanding
ham, Yorhees, Hendricks, Seymour,
Pendleton and Bayard ? They were
all copperheads,and those living are
still democrats. The Southern rebel
who submitted a vexed constitution
al question to the arbitrament of
war and lost was a man with the
courage of his convictions. He faced
Northern lead ' and steel. What
did the copperhead do?
Everything that was disloyal,
treacherous and mean! He declared
the draft and paper money necessary
for the prosecution of the war for
the Nation's life, unconstitutional.
He resisted the draft and discour
aged enlistments. He embarked in
treasonable plots to liberate the
rebel prisoners, confined at various
points in the North knowing if
successful the section of the country
traversed by them, in their efforts
to regain the confederacy, would be
desolated by fire, sword and rapine.
He was in convention assem
bled at Harrisburg ready to declare
the loyal state of Pennsylvania out
of the Union in the event of Lee's
success at Gettysburg. He organ
ized the "Knights of the Golden Cir
clev an oathbound and traitorous
society armed arid ready to slay his
neighbor upon the approach of the
Southern troops. Lie was responsi
ble, while too cowardly to fight, for
the death of thousands of men who
fell in the, to the South, hopeless
struggle after Gettysburg and
Yicksburg, by promising the South
assistance ; by promising the election
of McClellan-thus rendering all
the sacrifices of the patriots of '61
to '64 worthless. Those copper
heads are still members of the dem
ocratic party many of them are
its idols and leaders. Has such a
party with its better element long '
since driven by the force of circum
stances and stern logic of events
into the republican party any
claims on the first vote of Young
Americans, and does it offer any in
ducements to the newly adopted
citizen of foreign birth to identify
himself with it with its record of
crime, treason and opposition to
human liberty constantly looming
up to him who takes but the trouble
Of course the democrats when
some of these things are mentioned,
yell "ensanguined garment!" But
let them remember the "bloody
shirt" was made so by the life offer
ings of loyal men. It was not pol
luted by one drop of copperhead
I can hardly close without calling
attention to one thing more, and
that is the democratic party, which
F. E. B. so greatly admires(?) pro
fits by the stupendous crime of dis
franchisement. Every patriotic citizen recognizes
the fact that the present condition
of affairs in the South, with the
possible exception of Virginia, is a
constant and most dangerous threat
to the perpetuity of the institutions
of the country. It was once said
by the "fire-eaters" of the South
that one Southern man was equal
to two "Yanks." That was dis
proved by actual experiment, but
since then they have accomplished
it in anotner way. xney are aping
it with the tissue ballot, by bull
dozing and fraud. This is far more
serious than the tariff issue and is
of vital interest to every voter in
the country who has his country s
good at heart. This affects the
.morals of the country and possibly
the country s tuture existence the
tariff-, the pocket only. We arenot
having a "free ballot and a fair
count and the democratic party
profit by this state of affairs and by
its lacK or painousm in accepting
the electoral vote or the "solid
South" without first satisfying itself
it belongs to it .without doubt, is
responsible for it.
In conclusion the pitiful attempt
at wit in speaking of the red rag
emblem of an old man s disgusting
habit-rwe willniass overl thinking,
Ui. LUUIOC) 1U 1110 IAS WIG
animals" he means his fellow-demo
crats whose courage and f aitH wfll
lag long ere JNovember.
J. H. F.
uur celebration passed on very
ouietlv. no rowdvism of anv kind.
every one seemed to enjoy himself
hugely. Over, two thousand per
sons participated in the exercises.
W. T. Wilcox, the Henrv Clavof
Lincoln county, delivered for the.
occasion one of the finest orationt
we have ever had the pleasure of
listening to. oupt. Langford also
gave us a fine address on "The Ba
sis of True Liberty." A fine dis
play of fireworks closed the 112th
anniversary of independence and
the third celebration m this vicin
Miss Jackson, of Streator, 111.,
sister or our postmaster ana eaitor,
is visiting here at present.
J. S. Bailor bought a tree claim
or Mr. J? airnurst last weeic, paying
The click of the binder is heard
Seaton &T Wood have added
another new buggy to their livery.
This barn is becoming famous for
its fine rigs.
Our implement dealers got up a
little excitement Saturday with a
binder trial, in which the Deerihg,
Osborn and Buckeye binders were
tried. Each did good work,, and
are well worth the money asked.
The McCormick folks, for some
reason, would not bring their ma
chine out, although -many were
anxious to see it work. . ,x
Another fine rain Saturday night
insures the crop of small grain.
Mr. Welch reached water on his
claim, three miles northeast of
town, at a depth of 108 feet.
Give us a daily mail route be
tween here and North Platte.
One of our citizens got a little
full a few days since and .tried
black-guarding, for which he paid
five dollars and cost.
Davis, of North Platte, is here
with several parties setting up Mc
John Ritenour is building on his
claim east of town.
Wilson is boring a well on his
There is strong talk of a Demo
crat paper coming here in a few
days. The. Democracy here need
something to revive them."
Sheriff Baker was here a fev
days since. Look out for particu
lars. . ' . " Agricola.
The St. Louis editor who stole
one hundred thousand dollars and
eloped with his friend!s wife has
been arrested. He will probably
be sent to the penitentiary in time
to deprive Grover Cleveland of one
commissioners proceedings .
Saturday, July 7th.
Full, board present.
The following bids were made in
i i i
response to advertisements , ior
The Missouri Valley Bridge and
Iron Works Company to bridge the
South Platte River opposite O'Fal-
lon station as follows:
As per advertisement, per lineal
foot $5.00. s- -
As per plans attached, per litieal
Without ice break, per lineal-
Sixty-foot turn out iucluded.
John L. Means bid as follows on
For 12-foot roadway with 1 ice
break pile 3:54 to 3.59.
For 12-foot roadway with no ice
break pile 3.26 to 3.34.
For 10-foot roadway with no ice
break pile $.309 to 3.24.
For 104 oot roadway 3.00 to 3.05.
For 10-foot roadway 2.96 to 3.00
As per plans attached.
Also bids for bridges at Birdwqod
For 14-foot roadway, ,4.30 to 4.35
For 12-foot roadway, 4.00 to 4:05
For 10-foot roadway, 3.77 to 3.82
For 10-foot roadway, 3.73 to 3.77
Also for bride across the South
Platte at O'Fallon according to
plans specified not more than 2,200
feet for $7,000 bonds voted for that
It appearing to the board that
the bid of John L. Means for the"
O'Fallon bridge was the lowest and
best, the "contract" to; Jtmild such
hrige is awarded 'to said Means for
the $7,000 precinct bonds and $120
in county, warrants, the bridge to
be 2,200 feet long, commissioners
Walkeand , McAllister; voting for
said award and Belton against.
Whereas, John L. Means . having
filed- a bbnd &r f2$000 signed by
J; If Means, Henj JA. JKoenig, J.
D. MooreV?m!r: 1. H&zge, Albert
& Maxell anlflS;Jfolbacn, it
.is ordered atfsing contract
ior said 0'Fallon"'bndge as agreed,
the said precinct -bonds of $7,000 be
delivered to him ,
The a&veriased time having ar
rived for opening )bids for building
county jail!, commissioner McAllis
ter moved that -all bids be returned
to bidders until ; architect Marsh
filed a" guarantee to protect the
county against ioss. There being
no se'eond was lost.
" TneVfoJlbitfng bids: were then
opened bv the cjeri:
JohnF.Hinman $1 700
'R. D. Thomson. 7 777
W. F. Marsh.: 7 850
McAllister moved that all bids
on -the W. Fi Marsh plans be re
jected. Tie motion-was lost.
, John F. Hinman 'being the low
est andst bid3.erthl- contract is
warded to'hiift upon1, execution of
contract and -bond to $he satisfac
tion of. thc.poard, commissioners
Belton and JValker voting, for said
letting 'and McAllister against.
Tho above minutes were read and
corrected as follows:
John Fv Hinman being the low
est bidder,- th&pontract is awarded
to him upon execution of contract
and bond tcPthe satisfaction of the
The aboveininutes were read and
approved by the board.
.. ;V? Chm. Bd. of Comrs.
Attest: ' "
J. E. Evans,
, County Clerk.
Monday; July 9th.
Full bjarreaent. i "
Contfajvvin Liiicoln county
and John L. lleahs for the erection
of O'Fallon bridge signed by com
missioners ' Walker and McAllister
and contractor. Means and bond of
$20,000 of said Means approved.
t Thereupon the $7,000 precinct
bonds were delivered to said Means.
Contract for bridges across
Platte channel near Maxwell and
across BirdwOod creek were let to
said means at $3.77 per lineal foot.
R. D,4 Thomson' was appointed
superintendenf'pf construction of
jail building, .providing he will ac
cept 2 percent on contract price.
The .consent road (No. 68) pe
titioned for by Thomas Batenian
and others all; damages' having
been waived and right of way
given, was declared a public high
way. aniL jardereiL opened for public
? Tuesday, July 10th.
Full board present:
Whereas there are roads on the
east and west .lines of sees 23 and
and 26,! 1331, and a road dividing
said sections,f and it appearing said
road isr not "a .public good but a
damage to property holders on said
road, it is ordered that said road be
It appearing, to the board that
road No! 11 is imperfect and in
complete, it is ordered that what
ever is necessary for said perfection
be ddne. ,
Board decided to inspect Bird
wood creek in iperson and locate
site for bridge. Adjourned until
The thirty-eight members of con
gress who voted in favor of reduc
ing the tax. on sugar were Repub
licans. The Democrats who have
gone into partnership with the
sugar trusts, are solidly in favor of
keeping the law where it is.
President Cleveland, is said to be
looking better than at any time
since entering the white house. He
will remain in 'Washington until
the adjournment of congress, when
he will spend a few weeks fishing
and hunting in the Adirondack
mountains. In November he will
be granted an indefinite leave of
Notice Of Attachment.
Thomas Brown will take notice that on the 2d
day of July. 1888. Albin Stolle, a Justice of tho
Ppnrn of Lincoln conntr. Nebraska, issued an or
for of attachment for the stun of S12.83 and costs
in nn nctann oendins before him. wherein Philin
Klenfc is Plaintiff and Thomas Brown is defen
dant, that property of the Defendant consisting
11 u 1 3 3 J 3
or money nas oeen auacnea unuer buu omer.
Baid cause was continued to tne una. oay or j my,
1888. imtJP nZXNK,
ByT. K. 0'CoiTNOLi.Y, his Att'y-
North Platte, July 10, 1888.
In the matter of the estate of )
Notice is hereby KiTen, That the creditors of
said deceased will meet the Executor of said
Estate before me. County Judge of Lincoln conn
ty, Nebraska, at the county court room, in said
county, on' the 10th day of January, 1889, on the
11th day of January. 1889. at one o'clock P. SI.
each day, for the purpose of presenting their
claims for examination, adjustment ana allow
ance. Six months are allowed for creditors to
present their claims, and one year for the Execu
tor to seme said Jtate zrom tne lutn oay ot J my,
mi i in 1 1 1 I 1 il t
vstss. xms nouce win oe puuiibueu in uie
COLN (JOUKTY rniBUNE for lour wee Kb suc
cessively, prior to the 10th day of Janu
J. J. O'ROUBKE,
Notice Of Sale.
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a chat
tel mortgage dated the 13th day of April, 1888,
and duly filed and recorded in the office of the
county clerk of Lincoln county. Nebraska, on the
10th day of April. 1888. and executed by Charles
Leader to Klenk and Gatward to securo the pay
ment of SaHJ.OO, and upon which tnere is now due
the sum of 2200.00: default havinir been made in
the payment of said sum. and no euit or other
proceedings at law having been instituted to re
cover said dent, or any pare tnereor, tnereiore i
will sell the oroDerty therein described, -vizi One
kettle and caiddron. one sausage stutter, one lard
Eress, one counter scales, three meat racks, one
eating stove, one fish box, one lard-can, one
oil can, two writing desks, one new shop block,
one rocker, one rocker block, one smoke house,
three screon doors, three cleavers, two meat saws,
one steak knife, one chair, two lamps with chan
deliers and one book with all runninc accounts
therein, also one front window curtain, at pub
lic auction at the North Side Meat Market,
in the city of North Platte in Lincoln county
on the 4th day of August, 188 at one o'clock. P.M.
or said day.
Dated July 13th, 1888.
Klenk & Gatward.
Jiy JNESBITT & UETMES,
Tho lease contracts to the following described
educational lands in Lincoln County, Nebraska,
havo been declared forfeited for non-payment of
rental and will bo subject to lease at the office of
the County Treasurer of said county t on the 4th
day of August, 1888, at 10 o'clock of said day and
so continue from day to day until leased, viz:
Lot2inNEqi of N W qr and lot 3 in SW qr of
JN1S qr oE 1&-1S-2U.
All of 36-1&26.
Lots 1, 2, and 3 in 30-14-34.
All of 16-11-30.
All of 86-11-30.
All of 16-11.31.
All of 36-13-32.
All of 16-16-33.
All of -36-11-31.
All of 16-15-32.
BYt of 16-13-27.
All of 16-16-32.
All of 16-164.
All of 36-16-32.
Provided the owner of leaso contract to above
land may redeem the same by paying delinquent
cy and cost of advertising at any time before the
land is subject to leaso and until a bid or appli
cation has been made to lease tho same, but said
owner will not be allowed to redeem after a bid
has been made. A bid or application from the
owner of forfeited salo or lease contract will not
be considered or received.
Com. Pub. Lands and Buildings.
C. E Osgood,
County Tnasurer, Agent.
City Appropriations for 1888.
At a regular meeting of the City Council of
North Platto, held July 2d, 1888. tho following
appropriations were made upon the taxes to bo
collected from assessments for 18S8 :
Salaries $ 2 400 00
Street work.... i 4 500 00
Water 3 000 00
Incidentals 500 00
Total $10 400 00
By order of the Council.
E. B. Wabneb.
4w City Clerk.
Martin & Nauman
CONWAY a KEITH
Sole Agency of the Celebrated
"Maltese 'Cross" '
The same as has been adopted by the city
We are also sole agents for the
The Star Boot and Shoe
Has Removed to the
Into the storeroom formerly occupied by the R. & S. cloth
ing store. The largest and most complete line of
AND DEALERS IX
FRESH MO SALT Mil,
HAMS, BACON, SAUSAGE
Highest Price Paid for Fat Stock.
Sixth Street, between Spruco and Pine,
This Dowder never varies. A marvel of traritv.
strength and wholesooaesess. More economical
than the ordinary kinds and cannot be sold in
competition with the tsultitude faf low test, short
weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only
in cans: Rotae Baktno Powdeb Co.. 106 Wall
Street, New York, i ! v
NORTH PLATTE, -
House, Sign and Carriage
Kalsominuig &c. DECORATIVE
PAPER HANGING- done in-the
latest style, promptly to order, at
reasonable prices. We guarantee
to use good material and, give satis
faction on all work. Tt will pay
you to call on us at shop upstairs
in Hershey & Cos building, or leave
orders at Streitz's drug store.
west of Omaha are displayed in this large room. The
following makes of Ladies' Fine Shoes will be kept on hand
Reynold Bros'. Shoes, Field Thayer Shoes,
We are also the North Platte agents for the world-wide celebrated
Red School House Shoes
for children. Burt & Mears Mens' Shoes and many other kinds.. All
goods warranted as represented. We keep no shoddy stock.
Tlie Olosiiig-Oirt ale
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE
continues. Our stock is still complete. Come now and buy your goods
and save tailor's profits." No reasonable offer refused.
New Store. New Goods. NeF Pric.es.'
BRiok Liyeet Stable,
IEStjltl TD3T 1H. "W. Besa,e3s:,
FIRST-CLASS RIGS FURNISHED
on short Tiotice and at reasonable rates. Horses boarded bv the week or
month. Careful and competent employes. Stable opposite the Hawley
House on east Fifth street,
USTOHTH PLATTE. - NEBEASKA.
Paint and Oil Depot.
At PEALE'Si Odd Fellows' Block, SprucelStreet.
Always in stock tne most complete assortment of WALL PAPER, wall
and ceiling decorations, CORNERS, CENTERS, Binders and all latest
novelties jn papers. Every shade of the best brands of READY MIXED
paints for houses, barns, wagons and buggies. White lead, oils, glass,
putty, brushes, varnishes, kalsomine and complete painters' supplies.
JEWELEK AJND MUSIC DEALEE
Desires to announce to the public that he is again ready for
business and respectfully asks all to call and inspect his stock of
Silverware, jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Etc.-
I am also agent for
Weber, Pease Bros', Wilcox and Emerson Pianos.
Watch Repairing and Engraving. U. P. Ry. Licensed Jeweler.
Two Doors North of P. O., NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
A New Hand at the Bellows.
Having purchased the Blacksmith and Wagon business of Hershey &
Co., I desire to announce that I will continue the business at the old
stand, corner Fifth and Locust streets. All kinds of
AND REPAIRING, CARRIAGE AND WAGON WORK
promptly executed in first-class style. Having the best machinery west
of Kearney, my facilities for doing work quickly are unsurpassed. I
respectfully solicit a continuation of the liberal patronage heretofore be-8-stowed
apon my predecessors.
JOHN TT TT A T?Txmvr.
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