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STEVENS &rBARE, Editors aio Peops
WEDNESDAY. FEB. 26, 1890.
A boy baby came to brighten the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. I. Kesbltt Sunday night.
X. A. Davis has sold his farm on the south
side to a gentleman in Otoe county named Diener.
The following should hare been added to the
list of land patents on our first "page , riz: Henry
0. Williams, shfnwqr and lots 3 and 4, eoc 5-3-34.
Sunday -was a "rocky" day for dust, something
that has not troubled us much for a long time.
We hare in fact no ground to find fault on this
score during the winter now drawing to a close.
It is gratifying to know, in view of the near
approach of the census taking, that the popula
tion of the dry is daily increasing, many people of
extreme youth and small in stature having taken
up a residence lately. Let the good work go on.
At the Methodist church Sunday evening Be v.
Amsbary delivered a true and masterly eulogy on
the life of Bev Dr. Lemon, It was through the in
fluence of Dr. Lemon that Ber. Amsbary became a
member of the church and for many years the
two had been warm personal friends.
The initial clatch of the coffee club was given
by Mrs. E. B. Griffin on Friday afternoon of last
week, the members present being Mesdames Keith,
Laing, McOee, Randall, Ferguson, Donaldson,
Streitz, Eells, Thacker and Howell. We learn the
afternoon was most delightfully spent by the ladles
in social conversation and the expression of opin
ions on various subjects. The luncheon served
was especially nice.
"The Helen Blythe theatrical company was a
poor troupe, and did not give satisfaction to one
half the patrons of the opera house on Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings. They move on east
from this point to bilk a few more suckers". Cur
rent. The Current is unneceiairily severe. Tta
Tbibunx did not attend the performance, but is
informed that the play is exceptionally clean and
good; that Helen herself is a fine actress, and that
two or three of the company were fairly good.
They played at the Post theatre in Sidney and the
papers speak 'Tery kindly of them. We have not
heard of any bilking.
On and after March 1st. the fast mail train
will be made up entirely of mail cars and the run
ninjriime of the train considerably reduced about
thirty minutes between here and the Island. As
this train already has the fastest running time of
any train in the west, the reduction will make it a
veritable flyer. Very often the run from Ogalalla
to this city, a distance of fifty-two miles, is mode
in from fifty to fifty-three minutes, which is skim
ming along quite rapidly over an unballasted
road. To enable schedule time to be made without
too much strain on the motive power, five engines
are being fitted out at the shops in this city for the
fast mail run, and when the boys get the hang of
things we expect to hear of them breaking the
world's record for fast time,
Speaking of "The Elmore," the new hotel re
cently token charge of by Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bent
ley, the Denver Times says: "The hotel has been
furnished and leased for a term of years by Mr.
H. C. Bentley, who for a number of years has been
the manager of the Pacific Hotel Company's estab
lishments along the Union Pacific railway, and
previous to that time was the proprietor of the
Xewhall Hotel at Milwaukee. This gentleman has
furnished the building throughout in the latest
elegant and approved style. Velvet and brussels
carpets are on the floors,-while rich draperies and
furniutre, seen on every hand, have an elegance
that is bewildering. This new family Hotel, which
cost, includine furniture, about $70,000, is certain-
"s. ly an Improvement that the people of Denver
thould be proud of, and by Its central location
wiy fill a 'long-felt-wont' "
nSncby one the early pioneers drop off and are
gathered to their futhers. On Thursday Feb. 20th,
Edward & Brida&fcittw,. early settlers of
thedfrJhushe 4as famirt disease. Ted
rK5orthSCttwhn W.aJlriy called, come
toweKi the TJ. P. hotel f orW" ?
whom-he remained iSwelveSarawSejtwuc
elftht years old, Ted lost his hearing from the ef
fects of sickness, but having learned to talk he re
tained his speech and was able'jto carry on an in
telligent conversation, reading the words spoken
to him by the motion of the lips. It was not nec
essary to talk to him audibly in fact he could un
derstand better If the lips and tongue only went
through the motion of pronouncing the words.
Ted was an excellent cook, faithful obliging and
polite, hence commanded the respect and esteem
of all his employers and acquaintances. For four
or five years he had suffered from heart disease
and was not able to do hard work. At the time of
his death he was in the employ of A. F. Streitz.
He had been feeling exceptionally well during the
day. About six o'clock his heart began to work irre
gularly and he sat down in the kitchen and
1 nhaled some medicine that had often brought re
lief, but this time it failed; the heart ceased to
work, and Ted Bridger joined the Innumerable
caravan. He was thirty-four years of age. He
has a brother living at Juniata, in this state and
an aged mother in England. The funeral took
lace on Friday afternoon from the Presbyterian
O. A. Bacon was in from Elizabeth Monday.
T.J. Foley went to Chicago Monday on busi
ness. H. S. Boal returned Saturday night' from a bus
iness trip to Omaha and York.
Geo. T. Field left Monday evening on a business
trip to Chicago.
Miss Boal, of Chicago, sister of H. S. Boal, Is ex
pected in the dty next week and. will spend some
time with her brother.
Butler Buchanan was quite sick for a few days
last week, but he is all right again and able to at
tend to business.
J. I. Kesbitt, B. L. Bobinson and "Bev. A. Ams
bary attended the funeral of Dr. Lemon at Omaha
Geo. C. Beneway, of Well precinct, was in town
Wednesday making final proof on his homestead.
A. D. Orr and Frank Purdy accompanied him as
Bid D. Bobb, of Noweli precinct, returned Mon
day from a two month's visit with friends in Illi
nois. He reports having had a pleasant time with
his old friends.
Will Vollmer returned Friday evening from
Chicago where he had been for a couple of weeks
buying goods for the Star clothing house. Heal
so took time to make a brief visit with friends in
Dr. Stone, of Hastings, was in town Monday at
tending the daughter of his brother Norman Stone,
who has been in a critical condition for several
days. The doctor was formerly a resident of North
Platte and his old friends were glad to meet him.
Mr. Merriam, attorney-at-law of .Stockville, was
In the dty Monday on business before the U. 8.
land office. Mr. M. has recently invested quite
largely in stock and will place them on the range
in Grant county this summer.
Thomas Rowley returned Saturday from Lincoln
where he had been as a delegate to the prohibition
convention of the-amendment league. He reports
an enthusiastic meeting. Claus Mylander was ap
pointed chairman of the branch league for this
T. C. Patterson and B. I. Hinman started for the
east on Monday evening on the mission of negoti
ating for the construction of the Missouri Bivor,
.North Platte & Denver road, the bullding.of which
will put new life and vigor Into the whole county.
The Importance of this road cannot be overesti
mated. O. M. Carter, Fred Gray and Architect Hodgson,
of Omaha were Inthe dty Saturday investigating the
North Platte National Bank building. The inside
work has been greatly delayed by the nonarrival
of finishing material, and much of what did come
was not cut to right dimensions. Other material
will be forwarded as soon as the same can be pre
pared by the mill in Omaha.
A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Bobbins Friday last.
Frank Frederid, county organizer of alli
ances, was out about eight days in the western
part of the county engaged in the work. The
weather turning cold he was obliged to return
home. When the weather is too cold farmers can
not turn out very well to attend public meetings.
Dr. F. N. Dick of this city, has been
appointed a medical examiner for the
Dr. Aley proprietor of the Grand Is
land Sanitarium will be at the Nebraska
House in North Platte "Wednesday ,March
Manager Lloyd thinks the dramatic
critic of Sour Current must have been
educated at dog fights, if he was honest
in what he said of the Helen Blythe com
pany. Samuel Adams has taken charge of
the work on the new North Platte Na
tional Bank building. With fairly mode
rate weather, the building can be com
pleted in about two months.
Robert H. McGinley "Funny Bob" as
Tin is called bv ever? man. woman and.
Answer to Kicker,
Enrron Tbibuxe: There seems to be some one
calling himself "Kicker" (by the way a very good
name for him) who made several statements in
The Current last week which are very for from
being true. He seems to have it in for the city
officials bat has not posted himself, the poor little
soul. Kicker No. 1 says the officers are paid too
much salary. The mayor is geltlng (100 and conn
oilmen $50 a year each, which mokes 1400 a year,
for which they work more hours, saying nothing
about tho abuse, than any other class of men in
the dry. Bless you, Kicker No. 1, they work until
eleven o'clock often, while you may be In bed
thinking of something to kick about And you
don't pay one dollar in tax, if you pay taxes, of
their little pay as it comes through an occupation
tax created for that purpose.
Kicker, you ask why the dty pays such outra
geous prices for dirt. I say that I defy you or any
other person to find the place they pay such prices;
they do not, and you seem to be trying to mislead
the public. You don't come out and say what you
know. You say it has been said that on some days
the teams only make four loads per day, making
the cost $1.25 per cubic yard. Kicker, why don't
you come sat and say what you know and be re
sponsible so you can be held responsible 1 You
want to lead the people to believe this and leave a
loop-hole for you to crawl through.
Now let me tell you what I know. I know that
no man ever got four dollars per day unless he
hauled ten loads per day, each load containing
one cubic yard, and that all places that took any
amount of dirt have been measured after, the
streets have been filled in. There are some
places that cannot be measured this way. Mr.
Kicker, I can find men to swear to. The dirt you
ek the ooundl If they have collected for. I answer
yes, except two, and they are good and will pay.
Mr. Kicker No. 2, you say the present mayor
was elected as a reform candidate and that you
wish to kick against funding bonds for outstanding
Indebtedness for the reason that if the manage
ment of our dty is conducted on a business basis,
we can pay up without funding bonds. Mr.
Kicker, I defy you to prove where the administra
tion has run the dry In debt a dollar. The pres
ent mayor has not used a dollar in the two years,
more than the taxes of the two years, which he
had a perfect right to do as all have done before
him. And see the streets that have been graded.
Five in number, and other Improvements, and
see if it does not compare weU with other years.
Mr. Kicker, the bonds you speak of and would
lead the people to believe1 were needed on account
of the reckless way the dty has been run, are only
needed to pay for the fire apparatus which was
bought by a former council three years ago, and
the dty could not get along without them, and the
dty council did right in buying them. But even
this Mr. Kicker, could be fixed; so I dont know
that it is necessary to vote bonds at all.
Mr. Kicker, come out now and say that you ore
now and always have been against the present city
officials, and you are afraid now that some of them
will be candidates for re-election and you take the
'-'kickers' column" to work against them. Come
out and give us your name and let us see how
much Influence you have got.
music & Drama. At opera bouse Saturday
March j st.
Mrs. A. H. Gillette, after an absence
of a year or two in Lexington, has re
turned to the city and opened a boarding
house in the Ottenstein building on bixth
street, where she was formerly located
We learn that W. M. Hoi try has
disposed of his stock in the mill company
to T. J. Foley, taking as part payment
the brick warehouse on Spruce strset just
south of McDonald's bank building.
The "divine Patti," says an exchange
will sing in Omaha March 30th. The
Patti is old and stout and there is not
much "divinity" in her sineincr. Taken
altogether however the company is good
and the entertainment worth seeing and
According to the government survey,
the State of Nebraska at this point is 207
miles wide. On the map the distance Is
three degrees of latitude. Will some
dudU of the hieh school please give us
the actual distance in miles.
Business before the county court
been brisk during the week, there being
hardly a day but what some case came
before His Honor. This with an occa
sional police case, keeps the judge in
Early risers witnessed a rare sight
Monday morning. The atmosphere was
unusuaaly clear, bringing objects into
plain view for many miles up the valley.
The hills west of the Birdwood were
plainly visible, and even houses along the
base of the hills could be seen.
Tho matrimonial market has been
lively for the last ten days, greatly to the
gratification of all parties concerned.
During the week Judge Snelling has is
sued license to the following parties:
Geo. Aberstein and Maggie Brodensen
from Osgood precinct: John H. Huffman
and Augusta Zestro from Keith county,
married by the Judge: Chas. Rodgers
and Ida May Roberts from Walker pre
cinct; Robert S. Fackle and Mary J. Pell
from Mylander precinct.
The delegates to the state encamp
ment arrived home on Friday morning,
and report having had a splendid time at
Grand Island. There were 427 delegates
in attendance, and out of this number
Gus Hesse says he was the only member
who enjoyed the distiction of having a
black eye. Grand Island was selected as
the place for holding the encampment
for the next five years, while to the elec
tion of Clarkson as commader there was
no opposition after the first half day, he
being elected by acclamation. The South
Platte appeared to be disorganized. The
boys return very much infatuated with the
working of the Woman's Relief Corps,
and an effort will be made to establish a
branch in this city at an early day.
During the late warm weather farm
ers on the uplands did considerable
plowing, the ground being in excellent
condition for that work. There is a large
amount of plowing to be done this spring,
as the ground was so dry that very little
could be tamed over last fall. In spite
of the low prices it is said there will be a
large amount of wheat sown, especially in
those localities near to the railroad. There
will also be a large acreage of flax, those
who tried it last year being well pleased
with the result. This crop can be sown
on sod, or the first year's plowing, and
will turn out about ten bushels to the
acre, but often more. One man in Sun
shine precintj realized 200 dollars from
twenty acres, the price being about 00
cents per bushel. At that price there is
more money in flax than in wheat or even
corn. A good many farmers who have
never tried flax here will give it a trial
On acount of the severe storm, the
G. A. R. Campfire to have taken place
at the opera house last night, was post
poned until Saturday. March 8th. The
postponement is regretted very much, out
it was rendered imperative by the storm,
as those living In the country could not
In the meantime the entertainment win
be perfected and- improved and will be
presented in much better shape. It has
been decided to give a matinee at 2
o'clock Saturday afternoon, March 8th,
so that the school children can attend.
Tickets heretofore sold will be good for
March 8 th. e A
The class in natural philosophy is re
viewing for final examination now. The
remainder of the school year will be de
voted to botany, and the class will be re
quired to analyze upwards of a hundred
Last Tuesday was the day for the civil
government class to take its final exami
nation. Book-keeping is the study to
take its place for the balance of the year.
A few more days will bring the Latin
class into "Caesar's Gallic War." The
dry grammatical inflections will here be
supplanted by pursuing a course which
will bring the pupils into a more intimate
acquaintance with their mother tongue.
On account of the serious illness of her
father, Miss Bowen has been compelled
to giye her school temporarily into the
hands of Miss Mitchener.
''the SajranwsTf taliPje
A Miscellaneous Collection.
A short time ago Eugene Myers bought
a cow that had been owned by Del Hunt
ington and had the run of the streets for a
number of years. Not long after 'Gene
purchased her, she took sick, perhaps, as
the sequel showed, on account of being
deprived of her regular diet. Finally
she died and Myers concluded he would
make a "post mortem" examination to
determine the cause of death. Finding
the vital organs in proper shape, he made
an inspection of the stomach and there
soon located the cause. A spongy growth
about the size of a table saucer had
formed on one side of the stomach in
which was a miscellaneous collection of
nails, screws, buttons, pins, carpet tacks,
pieces of wire, brass buckles, brass orna
ments, one human tooth and numerous
trinkets that can be found on almost any
dump pile in the back alleys of a city.
Some of the nails presented a worn ap
pearance indicating that they had been
there a long time. The gathering had
caused inflamation of the stomach.
How to account for these articles re
maining In the stomach without passing
out may be a scientific question. We
will venture a theory: Probably a sharp
nail became fastened in the lining of the
stomach, and magnetically attracted
others to it, and finally the attraction be
came so strong as to hold all the foreign
substances in a body, thus causing the
spongy growth and finally inflamation.
Miss Eva McGinley will appear in a
new repertoire of songs at opera house
Saturday March 1st,
Master Bonnie the phenomenal child
artist. With McGlnley's Musical Comedy
Co. at the opera house, Siturday March
The people of North Platte may ex
pect a great treat at the opera house next
Saturday eve. March 1st, On that date
the McGinleys, Bob and Eva, assisted by
a talented company, will give one of their
high class musical entertainments. This
company comes highly recommended and
should have a large house .
Farmers living south of Wellfleet are
excited, so we are told, over the appear
ance of what they believe to be a moun-
S. C Bewick and family, late of
Humboldt, Neb., arrived last week and
will make this their future home. Mr.
Bewick will engage in the grocery busi
ness, having rented the west room in the
Neville block on Sixth street.
Last Sunday evening the last meal
was given in the Gessner House under
the management of Mrs. A. H. Gillette.
About fifty invited guests were present,
and in token of the esteem and apprecia
tion felt by the boarders toward Mrs.
Gillette, she was presented with a beauti
ful berry dish. Lexington Pioneer.
About one o'clock Wednesday morn
ing a light extra from North Platte,
drawn by engine No. 788, with Engineer
Congdon at the throttle, crashed into an
east bound freight train standing on the
main track and the first car of the east
bound train and the engine of the extra
were demolished. Engineer Congdon
and his firoman saw their danger in time
to jump and save themselves. The west
bound train had arrived a few moments
before and the engine had been detached
and run down into the round house.
Last Saturday night while coming
home from the literary at Welch's school
house. Frank Savage's team got beyond
control, and ran into another buggy con
taining Miss Rutledge. The buggy
tongue struck Miss Rutledge in the back
causing a painful injury and mashing up
the buggy considerably. In Frank's
buggy no one was hurt but Miss Lottie
Savage, who was thrown from the se at to
the ground with great violence, causing
several siight injuries about the face.
This should be a lesson to our young men
who have ladies in their care when driv
ing. Too much caution can not be used.
C. C. Hawkins, secretary of the Well
fleet real estate and improvement com
pany, passed through on the "flyer" to
day enroute for New York city. He
goes to consult with the- newly, elected
president and make arrangements tending
to the completion of the beet sugar fac
tory at Wellfleet at an early day. He in
formed us that Claus Spreckles, who, by
the way, is interested in the Wellfleet
sugar factory, said the purity of the sugar
made from beets grown at Wellfleet was
phenominal, as no other beets have shown
nearly so high a percentage of pure
sugar, 86 per cent, and he thinks it is
greatly enhanced by the purity of the
water from the Medicine in that vicinity.
Wellfleet promises to be the future great
manufacturing town of western Nebraska.
Our Citr Flnaaoil bpoflttion Asr&in
The time has arrived when the people
would like to know the condition
that the city. 1sjin .financially.
Subdivision 21 of -"'tsectio: 10, chap
ter ii compiled ' statute- provides
that "the council or trustees shall cause
to be published semi-annually a state
ment of the receipts of the corporation
and sources thereof, and an. itemized ac
count of expenditures, with a statement
of the flnancial.conditiou of the city or
village." i - . to fh
That is what Is, wanted fa statement
of the financial: CftaoUdoa of lho city.'' It
will be noticed that thelay says this shall
be done every six months, but if the coun
cil will order it done as often as once a
year the people will not' grumble. The
law contemplates that the statement shall
contain not only the receipts and expend
itures, but that it shall give other infor
mationfor instance" the amount Of
floating indebtedness. r At present this
amount Is variously estimated, but it can
not be much less than $4,000, and may be
considerably more. To this should be
added the cost of the fire apparatus,
which is drawiiig-inteKtj-although the
city has never issued any warranto or other
evidence of indebtedness for the' same.
The amount is in the neighborhood of
$3,000. Whether it can be figured in as
floating indebtedness is questionable,
still in equity the city is bound to pay it.
Now these are mere speculative fig
ures; they may be approximately correct,
and they may be far away from the fact.
What is wanted is the actus! condition of
affairs. The city .council don't know; but
it is time that both the council and the
people know where we'. are.
Let us have a statement
' ELDER I2EM05DEAD.
Some very fine Plymouth Rock
Chickens, just brought from the
east, for sale cheap. Enquire of
otewart bherman . d. u. .Bewick
If you buy one gallon of Paint, I give a
good brush to put it on. This refers to
any color you may select.
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP
opposite Idding's lumber and coal yard
Horse shoeing a specialty. I do all gen
eral iron work, wagon and carriage
repairing. I solicit a share of the public
patronage. W. J. Loftus.
If you want the best sewing machine in
the market, call and see me and get the
Genuine Singer. Terms easy. Or if you
want a Loan on your farm I can accomo
date you without delay.
J as. P. Taylor.
Office at Conway & Keith's. No. Platte.
Methodist Patriarch Sleeps
the Last', Steep.
Rev. Dr. Thomas B. Lemon, one of
the pioneer Methodist preachers fef Ne
braska, ended a longhand useful life at
Omaha on Thursday night February 19th.
Thomas B. Lemon was born in Vir
ginia, on November 8d; 1819, being in the
70th year of his age at the time of death.
He united with the. Methodist Episcopal
church at an early age, and. at once be
came an enthusiastic ' worker. In 1840
he commenced work in the church as a
traveling minister, and , from thence on
covering a round. period of half a century,
he continued in the servic e of the church,
and few men have "gdne dotal to the
grave leaving behind! them so honorable a
For nearly thirty years Nebraska had
been his field of labory he being the first
regular preacher-of the'Methodist denom
ination in the state and-was one of the
first presiding elders hvthe state. When
the West Nebraska Mission was formed
he was placed in charge as- superintend
ent, with headquarters "aft Kearney, re
maining four years: : If . was during these
years that he became, so 4 intimately ac
quainted with the people of the west, and
especially with thdsrf- of North Platte,
where he made so- many w'arm friends.
At the time of death he . was, educational
agent of the Weslean University of the
M. E. church at Lincoln;
Dr. Lemon retained. ' his full mental
powers to the last. About four
years ago he ; was. stricken with
paralysis while in the act of alighting
from the cars In this city, from which
he never fully recovered. Since that
time lie has not been able to do active min
isterial work, although he preached occa
sional sermons here-and elsewhere.
Dr. Lemon leaves a widow and five
children. His wife a faithful, patient,
gentle, true woman, wife and mother
was always, his earnest co-worker., -ss
zealous and earnest as as
in the cause; in this 1
w.wwusroii th ena
the people of the church
mi r . . , 1 , n .
jluu luncrai took piace in umana on
Saturday last, superintended bv Dr. J. B
Maxfield, a large number of people being
present, inducing many, personal friends
from different parts of the state. The
old pioneer is. dead, and buried, but his
good works will live on' and his memory
will oe cnensnea Dy ail tne people
From a Silver. Credk, N. Y., paper
we clip the following relative to the life
of Edmund Clark, f father of ;Smith
Clark of this city, who died a week or so
ago: "An old and honored citizen has
finished his earthly course and laid his
burden down. A familiar face and form
have dropped from our view, and will be
seen on our streets-hq more, for who is
there in this whole'.township who did not
know Mr. Edmund Clark? When a mere
lad he moved to Sil?erCreek and learned
the wagon trade of Mr. Luther Heaton,
father of Major G. L. Heaton. He was
married in the"-ye'ar 1838 to Caroline
Montgomery. This happy union was
blessed by four children, three of whom
survive him. Hon, Smith Clark, now a
resident of North Platte, Neb., Amelia E.
Gaston,. of this village and Harriet C.
Tiffany, of Fredonia. As a business man
he'was active, punctual and accomodating.
"Dilligence in Business" was his watch
word, and success always crowned his
efforts. - As a husband- and father only
hose familiar with him, can tell what at
wealth of love he had for those who were
drawn to him by the ties of nature. He
was a kind parent, an affectionate hus
band and a reliable friend. "It is not all
of life to live." The successful feature
of Mr. Clark's life remains to be told, for
over half a century he was associated
with every moral and christian movement
that has taken place in this community,
and for about .twenty years he was a con
sistent member of- the Presbyterian
church, and since 1853 has been actively
connected with the M. E. church. Mr.
Clark was a spiritually minded man, al
ways keeping;the spirit of revival burn
ing in his heart, a liberal supporter of
every branch of the- church, faithful at
the means of grace, and a leader in song.
Brother Clark will be sadly missed, and
will leave a vacant place hard to fill.
The three Nichols Bros, acrobats late
with Goodyear, Cook & Dillon's Minstrels
are with the McGinley Musical Comedy
Co. At opera house Saturday March 1st.
.Smut, in Wheat.
During the past two years the wheat of
this county has been badly damaged by
smut, more especially last year, reducing
the value of the crop many thousand
dollars, some fields being scarcely worth
harvesting. It is said that the fungus
growth (which causes the wheat to turn
to smut) can be prevented by washing the
seed in a solution '6F blue stone (blue
vitriol.) If this be true it should be
known by every - farmer in the
county. The labor of washing the seed
would be insignificant compared with the
benefits. If any of "our farmer friends
have had experience in this line we
should be pleased Jo hear from them, and
give the benefit of, thek experience to the
public. j '1,
Some of the herbs in, Hall's Hair Re
newer, that wonderful? preparation for
restoring the color r,rid thickening the
growth of the hair, .grow plentifully in
Sulky Plows at
At the originat North Side Grocery
Store. Also feeii of all kinds, and Fresh
Country Produce: Give me a call.
t V. VON GOETZ
and Little Yankee
Hershey & Co's.
THE PLATTE DELTA.
Paat, Present and Futur Told In Bhym
b7 a New Contributor.
When a few years ago
The great railway below,
Waa cree ping oat aaoesthis prairie net.
The coon try rooad aboat
Was considered withoat doubt
Unfit for any rise from first to laet.
Here the timid antelope
And the yelping wild coyote,
Unsought by man, were able to abide.
Here the Indian made bia home
And the buffalo coald roam
Undisturbed by emigration's western stride.
The man who settled here.
In this valley brown and drear,
Would then haTe come to sore and certain grief
If he tried to till the soil.
Seeking something for his toil.
With naught but faUh to justify his wild
Bat all mankind, we know.
Loves the cry Westward Ho,"
Soon the cowboy took possession of the laad,
The bison passed away,
Poor "Lo" relaxed his sway.
And a second stage of progress was at band
Wealthy men, in various places.
Laying plans to make more money
Saw this smiling valley fertile,
Lying fair between the rivers; ",
Saw it hai the soil, the climate;
Saw that all it lacked was moisture.
To produce the crops most varied;
To bub tain a thriving people.
Bo they called unto them wise men
Skilled in way of irrigation.
Showed the valley smiling fertile;
Showed the soil, the climate, people,
Showed how all it lacked was water;
Showed the great Platte river flowing.
Idly flowing through the country.
Asked them how they might divert it
How got water for the people?
And the wise men brought their levels,
Ban their lines adown the valley.
Showed canals were quickly builded,
Showed the lands in value doubled,
Showed if he's a benefactor
Who now makes two grass blades flourish,
Where but one before was growing.
Much more he who getting water.
Makes the desert useless, useful; r
As a rose the desert blossom.
So canals were quickly builded
Covering all this valley fertile,
And the Dnilders proudly smiling
Called up all the people round them,
Showed them the canals were builded.
Showed the water swiftly flowing.
Cried out "come now all ye people
Come now up and buy thiswater
Spread it o'er your crops now dying.
Dying now for lack of moisture."
But tho people slow responded
Fearing now the cost of water,
Said.they did not know its uses,
When to use, and how apply it,
'Till one versed in irrigation
Came to them from Colorado,
Planted trees, and fruit, and flowers,
Grain and tubers, all were planted;
And his neighbors in the valley
Sowed that year great fields of millet
And these garnered in a harvest
Greater far than any other.
So the fame of irrigation
Spread about the land, tho' slowly.
And as year by year, sped onward
All the land was filled with farmers.
Working by this grand new system,
But the farmers soon grew restless,
Groaning now beneath their burdens
Tho' they had the soil .the climate
And grew crops in great perfection.
Prices now were all againet them.
So they took a new departure
Gave np growing wheat for millers"
Who were Shylocks in their dealings.
And potatoes now they planted,
Many acres of potatoes
And when this new crop they gathered
These men said unto each other
"Vye will ship them up to Denver
And grow rich out of the proceeds.
So they shipped them up to Denver
But they wot not of the freight bills
And the drayage, and demurage.
And the weighing, and the sorting
And the storage, and commission,
And the loses great by freezing,
And the money brought unto them
Was much less than they had looked for
And they groaned in consternation.
"We must change our base of action
Look abroad for other pursuits."
And thus endsth'o second chapter.
A new era now is dawning,
And the sturdy settlers home,
Will see a vast Improvement
- When tne "Coming time" nos come.
. tn . i i
i i m 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 on new uuuiuuua
And dJspenrwitJ1 old partitions,
with Tuiin hni tm''Qrnlntt
His old ways will meet TrtSSCorning
And we'll see prosperity's morl
Wnen we all raise beets '
When we all raise beets,
By the wagon or the carload
In this Delta's fertile soil.
We will ship them to Grand Island
And reward will crown oar toil.
Wealth will pour into our coffers
And we'll triumph over scoffers;
We'U not get proud and crusty,
But we'U polish np the rusty
And brush np our knowledge! musty
When we aU raise beets.
When we all raise beets
And our avalanche of beet roots
Over whelms Grand Islands plant
We will build ourselves a factory
Scorning those who cant and rant,
Of the toil and care and danger
That wiU meet the honest granger,
When to mend our sad condition,
To our wealth moke an addition,
And save us from perdition,
We all raise beets.
When we all raise beets
And have built ourselves a factory
On our future city's site.
We'll be turning out nice sugar,
Working always day and night.
'Twill be told to future ages
How the poor found work and wages,
And we sweetened half the nation,
While we worked our own salvation,
Made our farms one vast plantation,
Where we aU raise beets.
When we all raise beets,
We'll all buy ourselves new buggies,
With the wealth that to us flows,
And with harness tipped with silver
Deck the horse that swiftly goes.
And this will be the sequel,
All our fortunes wlU be equal;
None so rich he'U feel Uke scorning,
None so poor he'U-feel like mourning,
The millenium wlU be dawning,
When we all raise beets.
On Saturday, Feh. 22, 1890, of Inflama
tion of the lungs and heart disease, Mr.
Fred G. Kratzenstcin, aged 26 years, 4
months and 22 days.
Mr. Fred Kratzenstain was born at
Muhlhausen, Saxony, Germany, emigrat
ed to this country in 1884, first settling in
Cincinnati, Ohio. Being a young man of
ambition, he cast his lot with Nebraska's
homesteaders in 1885, settling in Antelope
precinct, Lincoln county, in July 1885.
He was a steady, intelligent young man,
beloved by all who made his acquain
tance. Mr. Kratzenstein was sick only five
He was engaged to be married the
coming fall to one of Antelope precint's
noblest and best girls. God has willed it
otherwise. He leaves an only brother
and many friends to mourn his untimely
departure for whence no one returns.
x. y. a.
Hershey & Co. have just received a
full line of Deere, Canton and Hapgood
DOWN WENT McGINTY
UP GAME McGINLEY
With one of the Newest, Brightest and Most Tal
ented Musical Comedy Companies In Exis
tence beaded by everybody's favorites,
Bob McQINLEYS Eva
The Great Humorist and the Talented Sonbrette.
THE THREE NICHOLS,
(Late of Goodyear, Cook b Dillon's Minstrels,)
And S great company under the
CHARLES J. 8 TINE.
OPERA HOUSE ONE NIGHT ONLY,
FARMERS AND GARDENERS,
We have 'the largest line of BULK
SEEDS outside of 'Omaha and will dup
licate the prices of any seed catalogue in
America right at home. Save express
charges: Seeds absolutely reliable. Don't
send away your money for seeds. We
are entitled to your trade in preference
to eastern houses for the following reas-
nno- Wa mv tans. WO heiD tO SUVDOrt
your schools, we contribute to charitable
institutions, we help to Duiia up me town,
we buy your products. Patronize home
industries . Come in and look at our stock.
HARRINGTON & TOBIN.
FOR SALE A BLACK STALLION, SEVEN
years old, weight 1375, sound in every partic
ular and a sure getter. Inquire of Jas. K. Crow,
NorthPlattoP.O., oratMcGee'8 hardware store.
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TO BENT.
First National Bank,:
FOB SALE OB TRADE A HALF CLYDE
and half English. Coach Stallion. A sure
colt getter and will pay for himself in one sea
son. His colts can be seen at the ranch of Max
Beer. Stallion can be Been for the next month
at the barn of Patterson & Alexander, of whom
price and terms can be obtained. 63
WANTED A GIBL TO DO GENERAL
housework in a family consisting of three
grown persons. Apply to Mrs. Lester Eells.
CHATTEL MORTGAGES FOR SALE AT
Tmc Tbibuhs office.
AXTOB SALE. DELIVERED IN ANY PABT
of the city at $4.00 per ton. Orders by postal
card will receive prompt attention. The quality
of this hay is hay is No, 1.
64 W. J. THOMAS.
Houses for rent. John M. Dyer.
See Dr. Ayres for fine gold fillings.
Horth Platte flour is the best. See
the mill company's price list
Broadcast seeders and Drills at
Hershey & Co,s.
Rock Springs lump or nut coal.
C. F. Iddings
For Good Meat Call on
Brodbeck & Girmann.
Buy a Good Cigar
The patrons of the Casino need never
go hungry. The lunch counter is sup
pled with appetizing viands.
The celebrated Diamanta Spectacles
and eye glasses, all styles and prices
fitted by A. F. Streitz.
Money To Loan on Chattels,
H. S. Boal, Rooms 7 and 8, Land Office
North Platte flour is
mill companys price list.
the best. See
Dr. Avres makes a specialty of the
preservation of the natural teeth.
Smokers can always find a good cigar
at Schmalzried's manufactory. He man
ufactures his cigars from the best of leaf
Lincoln rounty.'s prosperity has j ust
begun and I want a share of it, and have
opened a real estate office in room 8
Land Office building. City and country
property bought and sold.
John M. Dyer.
The Casino prides itself on the choice
brands of dears carried in stock. Lovers
of a luxuriant smoke should not fall to
call at tha Casino for there thev can be
sure of getting a fine article.
Dr. Avres is a graduate of the Ohi o
College of Dental Surgery at Cincinnati
We can at any time supply customers
with the choicest cuts of Beef, Pork,
Veal and Mutton. Also Fish, Oysters
and veeetables in their season. The
finest line of all kinds of sausage in the
city at all times.
; yp-j r-
Watch for fc
WAIT FOR OUR
The latter part of this week or the
first of next. '
Bargains in eyery department at
Goto Klenk & Gatward's
and buy your dressed hogs at
4 3-4 to 5 cents per pound.
for sale at this office.
Money to Loan
Lowest Rates, Best Terns.
Prices as usual. Seats hi sale at Thacker's.
North Side Grocery iStore Is the place
to buy groceries cbejjp. I take special
pains to keep nice fres,h country produce,
and will not sell anything in this line un
less I can recommend it.
V. VON GOETZ.
Call and see Dr. Ayers, over Brown's
clothing store, room No. 1.
THIS DON'T CONCERN
Unless you wish to purchase a good mil
linery business in a desirable location
For further particulars' call on or address
Opposite P. O. North Platte, Neb.
Money to Loan on Chattels.
G. T. Field, Rooms 7 and 8,
Land Office Block.
A second-hand Singer sewing machine,
very cheap. Inquire of Mrs. J. Q.
Thacker on west Fifth street.
That V. Von Goetz carries every
in the grocery line canned goods of all
kinds, nice fresh dried fruits, imported
and domestic. My stock of pickled goods
is always full and of tho choicest variety.
Send me your orders.
The billiard tables at the Casino are the
best In the city. The room is lighted
from front and rear and players are never
inconvenienced for want of light. Col.
Hupfer will always be on hand to look
after the interests of his guests.
MONEY TO LOAN
on Chattels by Wm. Brown, Room 1,
Land Office Block.
A good second hand Wind Mill and
large tank. J. K. Ottenstein.
KLENK & GATWARD
will sell you beef by the
quarter at 4 1-2 to 5 1-2 cents.
I want 50,000 bushels of wheat, 75,800
bushels of corn, 75,000 bushels oats and
30,000 bushels of rye, for which I will
pay cash at highest market price.
C. F. IDDINGS,
Lumber, Coal and Grain
New Fall Suitings.
I have just received a fine stock of new
fall goods for suits and single garments,
which I am prepared to make up in the
latest style, workmanship guaranteed.
Shop up stairs in the Carlson block.
A. P. Carlson.
ORDER OF HEARING.
State of Nebraska
At a county court, Held at Uio county court
room, in and for said county, February 25th,
A. D. 1890.
Present, Geo. T. Snelling, County Judge.
In the matter of the Estate of James Shaw, de
ceased. On reading and filing the petition of Anna Shaw
praying that the Instrument, filed on the 32d day
of February, 1890, and purporting to be the last
wlU and testament, of the said deceased, may be
proved, approved, probated, allowed and recorded
as the last wlU and testament of the sold James
Shaw, deceased, and that the execution of said In
strument may be committed and the administra
tion of said estate may be granted to Anna Shaw
Ordered, that the 22d day of March, A. D. 1890,
at one o'clock p. m., is assigned for hearing said
petition, when all persons Interested in said mat
ter may appear at a county court to be held in and
for said county, and show cause why the prayer of
petitioner should not be granted, and that notice
of the pendency of said petition and the hearing
thereof, be given to aU persons Interested in said
matter by publishing a copy of this order in the
TBXBTTmc, a weekly newspaper printed in said
county for three successive weeks, prior to said
day of hearing.
A true copyj
GEO. T. SNELLING,
73 County Judge.
Booms To Bent
By the Day, Week or Month at the Lloyd
House, first door east of Opera House.
Lodging 25 and 35 cents,
tf W. Lloyp.
AMI A IVM " -w w
thickens, Sheep or other far products
'...it. r ' -- II I a tai
it to their interest to call on ua. Tha
highest market- prices paid.
Brodbeck & Gmsixsnx,
KLENK & GATWABD
will sell you beef by the quar
ter at 4 1-2 to 5 1-2 cents.
Boad Carts at Hershey &
Dining and Centre Tables,
Pillows and Loose Feathers,
Blacking Cases, Hassocks and
Ottomans, Baskets in great variety.
i Large Lias of Toys Jul la.
If you will call and insneet mv
goods you will find better prices
tnan urn aha will give you.
One block south of the Postoffice.
Horses for Sale at Hershey
Go to Klenk & Gatward's
and buy your dressed hogs at
4 3-4 to 5 cents ner -nound.
WORSE THAN DIPHTHERIA.
I Wish to Call thn nttAntinn nt tha tf
awuM W bW V4IT
lZeDS Of Lincoln ant) nrHn!ninT rnnnttaa
that 1 have reduced my prices on under-
umxiig guuus kj one nail or -what they
were formerlv nnld T
j 4m. mj uniii u trxjTj y
goods to be the best saaauf actured goods
- iw iiicvuor'Uou, xne nnesx
hearse in connection, also a large stock of
artificial flowers atthe lowest prices.
Fifth street, North Platte, Neb.
GEO. R. HAMMOND,
Wholesale and Retail T)ttt1m in
Oils, Gasoline, Coal Tab, Ckud?
r-EXBOLEuac, mica Axle urease, -
ROCTTRSTTSTR T AUTOS TT.Tn
NORTH PLATTE, - 'NEB.