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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1893.
' A tally-ho coach consigned to Coi.
Cody arrived yesterday and was taken
to the ranch. It Beats sixteen persons
on top and four on the inside.
A saloon "scrap" Saturday night re
sulted rather disastrously to several
individuals, and a largo bar mirror was
Gus Hamer was in from "Well pre
cinct Monday transacting business and
meeting old acquaintances. Country
lifo seems to well agree with Gus.
We notice that a pension has been
issued to Mrs. Ann Basking, of this city,
widow of the late Wm. Baskins, who
suffered disability in the civil war.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Perkins, who
live south of Nichols, became the
parents of a girl baby Sunday which
tipped the scales at twelve pounds.
Louis Thoelecke and Roy Stuart
say they do not care what the Era says
of them so long as the respectable peo
ple of the county don't speak ill of them
The T. O. G. T. herebv extends most
hearty thanks to the newspapers and
the people in general for their kindness
during the late session of tho grand
S. J. Koch and Irv. Bostwick, of
Nowell precinct, left for the fair Friday
night, the latter taking several cars of
stock to the South Omaha market en-route.
Last night was All-IIallow-E'en, but
the boys confined their pranks to mi
hinging a few gates and pulling vehicles
into the streets or leaving them stand
on tho sidewalks.
The public is cordially invited to
attend tho installation services of tho I.
O. G. T. officers at the hall to-morrow
evening. An interesting programme
has been prepared.
I. E. VnnDoran is agent for an east
ern clothing manufactory and will prob
ably devote tho principal part of his timo
this winter to soliciting orders in this
and adjoining counties.
People havo been crying hard times,
but Clinton, Tho Jeweler, says his trade
is better than last year. Well he carries
tho kind of goods tho people want so
why shouldn't it bo so?
The Leora Lane Company has been
playing at Lloyd's opera house this week
to fair audiences and is giving excellent
satisfaction.. Tho company will close its
engagement Saturday evening.
Commander Church visited tho G.
A. R. iost at Famam Thursday, and also
paid his respects to the old veterans at
Grant and Madrid on tho following day.
lie was accompanied by adjutant gen
Since the fire which destroyed his
hotel John Hawloy has moved to tho
Hupfor house on east Sixth street, next
to the Grady residence, where ho can bo
found by all those having business with
Tho ladies of the Presbyterian
church will civo their annual supper
November lGth. They also have fancy
articles which will bo for sale at that
time. The place for holding tho same
will be given later.
Largo audiences are reported at the
lectures given by C. S. Ellsworth on
Saturday and Sunday evenings. Ho is
spoken of as a very fluent talker and a
good story teller two qualities that take
with an audience.
Louis Thoelecke moved into his own
building, three doors south of the North
Platte National Bank, yesterday, where
he will bo pleased to meet all customers.
Having no rent to pay, ho can afford to
and will sell goods at lower prices than
We trust our country correspon
dents who havo been taking a vacation
during tho campaign, will renew their
labora without delay. Their commun
ications are much appreciated by the
readers of tho paper as well as by tho
Rev. Hardaway received word last
week that one hundred dollars had been
bequeathed him by a Mr. Reams, of
Sidney, who died a year or so ago. Rev.
Hardaway nnd tho deceased were very
friendly during tho former's pastorate
Next Monday is the regular meeting
night of the city council, but being on
the eve of election it may be possible
that a quorum will not be on hand. If
tho meeting is held there will undoubt
edly be a lively discussion on tho sub
ject of water pressure.
Services next Sunday at the Episco
pal church as usual at 11 a. m. and 7:30
p. m. Mr. McDonalds subject for the
day will bo, morning, "What shall wo do
about it?' Evening, "The rich and the
poor in tho houso of God." Holy com
munion at the morning service.
While coming home from Chicago
Friday Cha6. Samelson left tho car at
ColumbiiB to get a lunch and when he
returned he found that some rogue had
walked off with hie overcoat, as well as
a number of world fair souvenirs which
he was carrying in the pockots of tho
The Tribune and tho weekly Inter
Ocean will be furnished ono year for
81.30 per year cash in advance. This
clubbing arrangement has just been
consummated, and subscribers who wish
to avail themselves of the reduced rate
should call at opce, as we are. not cer
tain that the rate will exist any great
length of time.
The populist meetings advertised to
be held in this city on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday evenings of last
week ended in a complete fizzle. On
the first oveuing Lucius Quintus Steb
bins harangued a crowd of about twenty
for an hour or so, and this thoroughly
convinced him and other pops that the
meetings' would not draw. Outside of a
score of office-seekers, there are few pop6
A man who has such an ungoverna
ble temper as to deliberately shoot the
eyes out of his cattle because they
break into his corn-field, is certainly not
a fit person to be elected sheriff of Lin
coln couuty. The above brutality has
been exhibited time and again by Jake
Miller, and this is proven by the maimed
condition of cattle on his farm." The
sheriff should possess a cool head and
even temper, and these qualities are en
tirely foreign to the independent candi
date for that office.
Mrs. P. J. Gilman has been confined
to tho houso for a week past with rheu
The regular meeting of the W. C. T.
U. will be held on Saturday afternoon
at three o'clock at tho residence of Mrs.
Putting up stoves has been the order
of the day during the past week, and
the men who perform that kind of work
had a busy time of it.
J. S. Hinckley, tho well-known
young republican of Fairview precinct,
transacted business in town Mondav and
gave this office a call.
The voting place for Nichols pre
cinct has been changed from the Sisson
school house to Hershey town hall. All
voters interested will please remember
voters should remember that Fri
day and Saturday noxt are the last days
for registering. If you have not regis
tered do not neglect to do so on one of
the above days.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Briggs desires
The Tribune to express their thauks to
tho friends who kindly assisted them
during tho sickness and at the funeral
of their beloved baby.
Wild geese are now on tho wing and
the hunters will havo fine sport for a
month or so. Quito a number of the
fowls were brought into town Saturday
and sold at the meat markets.
The world's fair is over but Lewis &
McChcsnoy have just began to sell a
trust that will cure a rupture. Five days
trial free. For further particulars call
at tho Ormsby block on Front street.
Chas. L. Davis and his company
played to a largo house on Wednesday
evening last, presenting "Alvin Joslin"
in an oxcellent manner. Mr. Davis in
the title rele fully sustained his reputa
tion. Wo havo received a fine lino of
novelties in silver and China. A neat
little sugar aim cream ror ssi.uii, or a
pretty little trinket or ash tray for 50
cents. Fancy Chinese tea pots from
0c to $1.50. Clinton, The Jeweler.
C. L. Williams is getting ready to
transplant by the "frozeu ball" plan a
number of the large trees which have
been growing in his yard. His Buccess
will bo watched with interest, as many
others have trcos which they desire to
Word .was receivecFIato Wednesday
afternoon of last week stating that Rev.
Frank Crane would not bo able to fill
his engagement at Keith's hall Thursday
evening. This caused considerable dis
appointment, ns many wero anxious to
hear tho gentloinan.
The bogus consul at Perote, Mexico,
who attempted to swindle W. J. Stuart,
of this city, as well as hundreds of others
in all parts of the United States, has
been arrested by tho Mexican authori
ties on charges preferred by the U. S.
consul at Vera Cruz.
M. A. Lund, of Lincoln, in company
with Count A. H. Lubienski, of Warsaw,
Poland, and I Wozenski, of Chicago, 111.,
were shown the lands or tho south part
of Lincoln county last Friday by I. A.
Fort. These gentlemen wero looking
for a location whorein they could - locate
from fivo hundred to one thousand Polish
families and they may select Lincoln
Mrs. R. A. McMurray returned
Thursday night from Petersburg, lnd.,
where sho was called by tho death of her
father. Speaking of his death the News
of that place says: Died at 10:25 o'clock,
Thursday morning, October 19, 1893, at
tho ago of GS years and nine months
Georgo Ficklin. The funeral took place
from the lato residence on Saturday
morning eleven o'clock, and tho attend
ance was probably the largest over given
on a similar occasion the crowd being
estimated at -1,000. The deceased was a
well-known and popular farmer living
northeast of town and had been a loyal
soldier, being an honored member of
Morgan Post of this place.
Tho entertainment given at the
opera houso Friday evening by Tate
lo ge, Aucient Order of United Work
men, was largely attended and proved a
very pleasant occasion. The event was
m celebration of tho twenty-fifth anni
versary of tho order. During the early
part of tho evening a musical and
literary programme of consider
able merit was rondored, and addresses
delivered by H. M. Grimes and J. M.
Ray. At the conclusion of theso exor
cises Chairman Sullivan announced ihat
dancing was tho next thing in order and
that all prosent were invited to partici
pate without price. This social feature
was taken advantage of by many.and for
two hours tho light fantastic was tripped
to the music furnished by Monagan's
Mrs. W. C. Elder died at her home
in this city at ten o'clock Friday fore
noon from a complication of diseases,
tho principal one being an affection of
the heart, with which she had been
troubled more or less for about twenty
years. About two weeks ago Mrs Elder
was taken ill and though her condition
was at all times serious the physician in
attendance as well as members of the
family felt that tho good uursing and at
tention she was receiving would pull
her through, as almost similar attacks
had been successfully combatted. On
Thursday the patient seemed very much
better and so expressed herself, and this
condition seemed to prevail up to within
an hour or two of her death. Her pass
ing away was peaceful and without a
struggle, and almost to the last she rec
ognized the members tho family. The
deceased came to this county with her
husband in 1SS0 and settled on a farm
in what is now Medicine precinct. There
they resided until about four years ago,
when Mr. Elder was appointed clerk of
the district court, they removed to town.
Though for many years a sufferer from
pain, Mrs. Elder was of a bright, happy
disposition, and never lost an opportun
ity to lend a helping hand wherever such
was possible. She was highly esteemed
by all acquaintances and they will ever
hold her in remembrance. Funeral ser
vices were held at the residence Sunday
afternoon at two o'clock, Revs. Irwin
and Hardaway officiating in the presence
of a very large attendance of friends and
acquaintances, and on Monday morning
the remains were taken to Wellfleet for
interment. The deceased was fifty-two
years of age and leaves a husband and
five children to mourn the loss of a kind,
affectionate wife and mother. In this
great loss the husband and children have
the warmest sympathy of the entire
Miss Carrie Bolton returned Sunday
morning from her visit in the east.
Misses Anna Go6ley and Francis Mc
Namara returned from Chicago yester
day. Mrs. John Owens and daughter Gas
sie, of Cheyenne, are visiting friends in
Rev. Irwjn and family, who had been
at Chicago for ten days, returned home
Max Einstein left Monday night for
St. Louis on a trip combining pleasure
Miss ErminieFarnBworth arrived from
Chicago the latter part of tho week and
will pass the winter in North Platte.
O. E. Elder, who had been in Chicago
for a week, was called homo Saturday
night by the death of his mother.
W. T. Wilcox returned Saturday morn
ing from a ten days' visit to the Midway
Plaisance and other points of interest in
N. B. Crydermau expects to leave Sat
urday night on a business trip to his old
homo at Solomon, Kansas. Ho will go
Mrs. Lou Burns, of Sioux City, who
had been the guest of her sister, Mrs.
H. C. Rennie, for several weeks, left for
We learn that Charley McDonald, who
is now at Pueblo, is improving rapidly
in health by the use of a new treatment
for pulmonary trouble.
Tho many friends of Fred Kado will
regrot to learn that he is seriously ill
with lung fever, resulting from a cold
contracted whilo in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. McMeans, of Jules-
burg, who had been the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Broach and other friends for a
week, left for homo Sunday.
It is expected that Colonel Cody will
arrive home on Sunday, but as he has a
argo amount of business on his hands.
his stay may bo somewhat limited this
Rufus Briggs, formerly a clork at the
freight house, but now similarly em
ployed at Walla Walla, Wash., has been
in town for several days visiting his
brother and many old friends. Ho is
well pleased with the northwest.
E. J. Newton left Monday night for
Omaha where he expects to make his
futuro home. Mrs. Newton will go there
tho latter part of the week. Tin: Tri
bune, in common with all acquaintances,
regrets the removal of these worthy
N. W. McGee came in from tho east
Sunday night and will probably remain
in town for a month or two. Ho has
been spending the past year or two in
Crhfornia and Washington, but for a
month or two past has been in Iowa and
Mrs. H. S. Boal returned from La
CroBse, Wis., Friday and Mr. Boal camo
in to-day. It is quite likely Mr. and
Mrs. Boal will go to Lacrosso in the
near future to remain during tho win
ter, as the Cody-Powell Coffoo Co., of
which Mr. Boal is general, manager, has
its plant located there.
The Holidays aro coming and
we have the goods. Neat,
pretty and seasonable presents
for everybody in sterling and
plated ware. Also some very
pretty pieces in China. In fact
we are better able than ever to
please our customers, as we
have so many pretty little nov
elties from fifty cents, up to--well,
as high as vou want to""aroI
CLINTON, THE JEWEIR.
Frank Seyferth is a new. student in
tho high school.
Fred Heck, a former stude'nfr of the
high school, visited that room Monday
Misses Fannie VonGoetz and Ruth
Patterson visited the literary society
Misses Jessie and Grace Bratt have
resumed their studies after spending a
few days at tho fair.
Mrs. Fort and Miss Allen have taken
up their work in their departments after
having enjoyed a holiday season at the
Tho lower grammar room m charge of
Mrs. Alma Ewing was assembled on the
steps of the central building Friday
afternoon, Oct. 20th, and photographed
by artist Broach.
Tho first primary department of the
second ward observod Friday as doll
day. Each girl brought her doll in the
afternoon prepared for tho occasion. All
enjoyed this new departure from the
common Friday afternoon exorcises.
Among the recent changes made in
text books is tho introduction of Son
seuig's algebra in place of Dayio's. This
new work is admirably adopted to the
junior high school grade and will prove
a good factor in the preparation for
Tho regular monthly teachers' meet
ing was held in tho Superintendent's
office Friday afternoon. Notes taken by
tho superintendent in his visits among
the various departments are discussed
in these meetings. Each teacher is re
quired to present a statistical report
involving tho number enrolled, the
average daily attendance, absences and
tardinesses. In this way it is not diffi
cult to ascertain the exact condition of
each grade. Teachers' grade meetings
aro held every Monday evening, for the
purpose of adopting definite and uniform
methods of work in the first aud second
primary and first and second inter
mediates. Each meeting is composed
of the three teachers from each of these
The first regular debate of tho high
school literary society was carried out
Friday afternoon and was decidedly the
most prominent event on the program.
The question,"resolved,that there should
be an educational qualification for
suffrage," was decided for the negative.
Each speaker seemed determined to con
vince their bearers that their view was
the correct one, and it was not easy to
decide which held the correct view. The
subject for debate next Friday is the
temprance question. The speakers are:
Affirmative, Harry Dolph and Ernest
McGrew. Negative, Chas. Stuart and
Arthur Strahorn. A cordial invitation
is extended to all. F. L. M.
Mk. Editor: Will you kindly inform
the editor of the Era that my authority
for using "ought" as I did in my article
last week is Webster's Unabridged
Dictionary. Surely this is more reliable
than the opinion of a man who has been
dead nearly seventy years. I do not
know what Murray's grammar says in
regard to the matter, but am sure that
were its aathor living now he would
agree with other grammarians that
"ought" expresses a moral obligation,
and therefere was the proper word to
Shop and Road Notes.
Jim Fonda is running the 807 during
S. W. Swanson has taken P. W. Sit-
ton's place in the carpenter shop.
Fireman Joe Roddy returned fromhe
world's fair tho latter part of the week.
The plank flooring in the round-house
will bo torn up and replaced with cinders.
Engineer Lu Farrington is at present
attending the bi-chloride of gold, insti
tute at Grand Island. .
Till Casey returned to work in the
machine shop Thursday after being out
somewhat over a year.
Engine 709 is supplying steam for the
stationary engine while a patch is being
put on tho stationary boiler.
Victor Meyer went to work in the ma
chine shop last week, and on Saturday
a traveling machinist was put -to wojk.
Engineer Hugh Bird has been losing
considerable valuable time on account
of having ono of Job's pets on his right
A heavy steel bar struck J. M. Sulli
van on tho jaw Monday forenoon , jarr
ing loose several teeth and badly bruis
ing his chin.
Rotary slitting shears are being Lilt
for tho sheet iron department. Key
aro of the latos ' pattern and have been
needed here for 6ome time. ,
Engineer Whitlock and Fireman Wat
kins have each purchased a twelve dol
lar Stannard cab seat and are well" ai
isfied with investment. a
Chas. Margiloth started to work again
for the company Saturday in the
laborers' gang. Ho was formorly a
helper in the boiler shop.
Engineer Dillard returnod Friday
from his second trip to tho world's fair
and on Sunday broke in tho 830, which
came out of the back shop Saturday.
Joo Sorenson with engine G77 came in
from Omaha on an oxtra freight Frjday
evening, which affordod him a short
visit with his brothers, Mike and John.
Engine 745 is in the shop to be rebaJtt;
the 792 will bo out in a couple of days
and the 090 will soon follow. The 1013
has boen sent to Sidney to do yard work
while tho 901 is being repaired here'.
Saturday evening being the sixteenth
anniversary of Minnie Sorenson's birlh,
about thirtv of her school matea.tende
Tier a'surpriseparty. The evei-rli
pleasantly passed with games, vocal s4
instrumental music. "-f
Travel over the Union Pacific is de
creasing somewhat but freight traffic
continues heavy. Stock aud coal form
the principal part of the freight, though
some little fruit is being moved and ad
occasional train of tea is taken through.
Perry Sitton has been given a positron
as repairer of furniture in the. hotejs
along tho lino of the Union Pacjlic
systom, and left for tho east list
night. This work will keep him on the
road nearly all tho time.
Three extra firemen wero sent here
from Omaha tho latter part of the week
and wero forwarded to Choyenne to -relieve
soveral of tho North Platte boys
Ehrenfelt and Brown returning hone.
Engineers Lenox and Fulton are run
ning extra on the fourth district.
Early Friday morning the night
tolegrapli operator at'Cozad was held'np
by two men who rifled tho safe in1 the
office and decamped with $240. -The
hold-up is said to have an air of mystery
surrounding it, and that tho night roan
was financially interested in it.
Morgan Jones, president of the Fort
Worth line, and John D. Moore, superin
tendent of the same line, havo been ap
pointed receivers of tho Fort Worth and
Denver Citv railway, the Panhandle rl
way company, and tho Fort Worth and
Denver Terminal company, organized
and existing under tho laws oi TexW,
and portions of tho Union Pacific sys
tem. " ' i
U. F. Forrest spoke at an enthasi
mUq republican meeting in Mylander
precinct Saturday evening.
Several, of the North Platte boys
who have been with the Wild West Show
the past season, are expected home the
latter part of the week.
Bnsiness seems to be somewhat
quiet in town, yet the amount of freight
received at the depot is quite heavy and
indicates that the volume of business
transacted is greator than it appears.
W. T. Wilcox is making republican
speeches in Cottonwood, Buchanan and
DeerCroek precincts this week, while
fl.M. Grimes is waking up tho north
precincts. That they will make republi
can rotes goes without saying.
The month of October just passed
was the driest ever experienced in 20
years records of tho weather bureau at
North Platte. The rainfall was .04 of an
inch against 1.49 inches in October,
1892. The averago daily temperaturo
was 45 against 52 in 1802. A decided
cold wave is heading this way from the
northwest and will make its appearance
at North Platte to-night and may give
MB our first snow of this season.
Butler Buchanan says in his
speeches to tho voters this fall that he
don't want their votes for the sake of
getting the office, but that he may havo
an opportunity to do good to the people.
If Butler means this why don't he pay
into the county treasury the $1000 of
fees which ho unlawfully with hold from
his settlement in 1891; or is ho not try
fag to fool the peoplo as he claims he
did when he was making republican
speeches. Abraham Liucoln said at
one time that you could fool all the peo
ple some times, and . some of tho people
all of the timo, but it was impossiblo to
fool all tho people all the timo. Butler
will realize tho forco of this saying when
the votes are counted next Tuesday.
THIRD WARD LOCAL EVENTS.
COLLECTED BY AUBI
If the owner of the Haw-ley Houso
does not intend to rebuild I would sug
gest the Third ward, in tho vicinity of
VonGoetz's store, as a good placo for a
hotel. Unmarried men must havo some
place to board and this location would
not only be dosirablo on account of its
nearness to tho shops but it would also
be desirable as a stopping place for far
mers. The proprietor of tho feed barn
was compelled not long ago to enlarge
his barn in ordor to be able to accommo
date his increased patronage. Farmers
coming from a distance must eat nnd
sleep nnd they always like to have tho
eating places for themselves and teams
as near together as possible. A hotel is
one of tho things we must havo. It
would bo a success.
Tho tortures of dyspepsia, the suf
ferings of scrofula, the agonizing itch
and pain of salt rheum, tho disagreeable
symptoms of catarrh, are removed by
Hood's Pills are the best after-dinner
pills, assist digestion, prevent constipation."
Vote for W. T. Bowen.
To tho voters of tho Third commis
sioner district: I come to you this week
soliciting your vote for a man capablo
and competent for the performance of i
each and every duty connected with" the
oflico of couuty commissioner. Voto
for a man who is fitted and qualified
to perform the duties of the office, ono
that is a gentleman, pleasant and affable,
one that will shako hands with the
most lowly, one whose friendship cannot
be purchased with money. Voters this
is the description of the man of whom
that irresponsible sheet called the Era
boasts that grave charges have been
preferred against W. T. Bowen. What
are the charges? Simply this: W. T.
Bowen is and has been an old wheel
horse republican, a man of solid .sense,, a
man that all parties respects. In fact
they cannot bring a serious charge
against the candidate.
The writer of this article has had a
long personal acquaintance with W. T.
Bowen; yes, I am happy to say a long
time friendship, and at the same time a
close observer of Mr. Bowen's actions,
and I have found a man who will faith
fully discharge the duties of county
commissioner if elected, and voters of
the Third district you cannot afferd. to
vrte for any other candidate, notwith
standing all the Era has or may say that
is detrimental to Mr. Bowen's character.
I say once again voto for W. T. Bowen
regardless of party ties and you will
vote for the winning candidate.
Baker Precinct, October 30th.
Piles of people have piles, but De Witt's
Witch Hazel Salve will cure them. A. F.
Streitz. - - . .
. R. R. Y. M. C. A.
Tho .Grand Army of the city will con
duct a "camp fire" at our rooms Thurs
day night of this week. We hope to
have an account of the capture of Jeff
JJDavia-by odo who ajcist-$l in the capture.
mi men are coruiauy inviieu to oe
Let all men be present at our men's
meeting next Sunday at 4:15 p. m.
The secretaries of Nebraska gathered
in conference at Omaha last Friday
p. m. A number of topics wero dis
cussed in the afternoon after which a
meeting with the state committee was
had, when it was decided to accept the
invitation of the Fremont association to
hold tho state convention there Decem
ber 8th to 10th. Any young man cau
go 83 a delegate. Tho entertainment
will be free to delegates. Saturday
night of tho convention will bo devoted
to work for railroad men and commercial
travelers. We trust that a number of
our workers will plan to be present.
Mr. nnd Mrs. B. Wilson were on the
sick list last week .... Rev. Winch
preached at tho White Plains school
bouse Sunday, and will hold services
there again on Sunday, Nov. 12th
W. Combs has had considerable trouble
"with his well but now has it in running
order Mrs. D. Brunk and daughter
Dollie made a trip to North Platto Sat
urday Any ono wishing to know
what is going on at Myrtle must take
The Tribune G. Wilson finished up
the threshing in this section last week,
tho last stand being at A. E. Moore's
....Mr. and Mrs. Null went to Hershey
last week to look at a farm near there,
and it is reported they will locate there
in the spring.... H. Burns returned
home Sunday from Hyannis David
Brunk took a load of hogs to Callaway
Monday as thoro is a good market there.
A. J. Neel came homo Saturday
from tho ditch. C. II.
Somerset Snap Shots.
Don't neglect to voto a straight repub
A brother and a friend of J. F. Brit
tain from Missouri visited him recently.
A. Green made a visit to North Platte
The Baptist meeting hero Saturday
and Sunday was well attended.
Miss Jessie Tuell went to Curtis Fri
day to attend the C. E. convention.
Miss Clara Green came down home
Friday from Holyoke, Col.
The Methodists are holding a revival
at Belle Prairie school house.
J.J. Miller and wife of Fillmore coun
ty are visiting J. H. Jolliff and other
O. C. Mulliken still remains with his
family who are sick in Fillmore county.
Rev. Stapp is conducting a Baptist
revival at the McDermott school house
'and great interest is reported.
Mrs. W. V. Mulliken has been quite
sick the past week but ia now improv
ing. Mrs. Truman, of Omaha, arrived Fri
day for a short visit with her son, W. A.
W. N. Parcel and wife left this week
for-a visit to the world's fair.
John McConnell had a lino young
mare badly cut up in a wire fence
Messrs. Burritt and Miller were in
these parts last Sunday night attending
the. Baptist meeting and incidentally
looking for votes. ". I. C.
The charges against Butler Buchanan
which are published elsewhere are not
campaign thundor, but cold facts from
the records, and they are net now given
for the first time but have been running
in the Telegraph for some time, and But
ht by his silence admits that they are
Tho Era's statement that Sheriff
Baker attended the picnic at Beer's
ranch a week or ten days ago is an un
varnished He, as Baker was in tho pre
cincts north of Brady Island nil of that
day. Neither did he contribute money
to buy beer.
Buchanan the Apostate."
Buchanan in his speech to the Gar
field voters two years ago, after he had
flopped for office, said in substance:
"Fellow citizens of Garfield, one year
ago I made a talk to you and advocated
republican doctrine. I did not then bo
lieve in what I told you, but I had to
talk that way because I was holding
oflico as a republican and looking for
renomination at the hands of that par
ty." Does Butler behevo what ho says
in his speeches now, or is ho simply
talking for office without any regard for
How the Independent Commissioners
Looted tho Treasury of Lincoln County.
In January, 1892, tho county clerk of
Lincoln couuty, advertised for bids to
do the county printing. In response to
this advertisement two bids wero re
ceived; ono from the Independent Era
to do all county advertising, including
tho tax list, at full legal rates, and a
combined bid from tho Telegraph and
Tribune to publish all county advertis
ing, including tho tax list, in both papers
at ono half tho legal rates. Commis
sioner Hammond moved to award the
contract to tho lowest bidder, as it had
always been done before, but the inde
pendent commissioners,IIill and Murphy,
refused to concur with Hammond, and
awarded tho contract to the burliest
bidder, the Independent Era.
The tax list alone for that year
amounted to $2039.00 and other advertis
ing would bring up tho aggregato to
$2500.00 for tho yoar. By awarding tho
contract to the lowest bidder $1250.00
would havo beeu saved to tho tax-payors
of Liucoln county, and by awarding it
to the Independent Era the county
treasury has been robbed of $1250.
That tho Independent Era ndmits tho
steal is evident from the following:
Prior to July, 189:), tho North Platte
Telegraph had standing in its columns
"Commissioners Hill aud Murphy gave
the County Chargo $2039.00 for
printing the delinquent tax list in
1S92, white tho Telegraph otTered
to do the work for$l,019.80, which shows
that the Era made a clean steal of
In reply to this wo find the following
iu the Independent Era of July 7, 1893:
"We desire to call tho attention of
Messrs. Bare and Hill to this article and
assure them that it is no use to talk
about the Era being a county charge or
tho populists robbing tho tax payers.
Wo aro going to rob them right along."
Lost to all sense of shame it glories in
its successful robbery of tho treasury.
In 1893 The Tribune offered to do tho
county advertising for one-fourth the
legal rato, but the independent commis
sioners Hill and Diehl awarded the con
tract to the Independent Era at full
legal rates, thus committing a still
greator wrong on tho tax payers of Lin
Is it not about time we had a change?
Voters in the Third commtssion-jr dis
trict will havo a chance to stop this rob
bery" by voting for W. T. Bowen, who is
pledged to let the county printing to
the lowest bidder, aB was always done
before tho independent commissioners
AN UNANSWERED QUESTION.
Why Do Cuts' Eyes Shine Iu the Dark
While Men's Eyes Ho Sot?
Why do cats' eyes shino in tho dark
while men's eyes do not? Tho author of
"Idle Days In Patagonia" rnises this
question without answering it. He shot
and wounded an eagle owl, and the sight
of the bird, ho say6, was one of the
greatest surprises with which nature
ever favored him. The owl's haunt was
an island overgrown with grass and tall
willows. Thither Mr. Hudson went to
ward evening and found him upon his
perch waiting for sunset. Ho eyed the
intruder so calmly as almost to disarm
him, but hunters o specimens havo a
way of hardening their hearts. Mr.
Hudson fired. The owl swerved on his
perch, remained suspended for a few mo
ments and then slowly fluttered down.
I found my victim stung to fury by
his wounds and ready for the last su
preme effort. Even in repose he is a big,
eaglelike bird; now in the uncertain
light he looked gigantic in size a mon
Bter of strange form and terrible aspect.
Each particular feather stood on end,
tho tawny barred tail spread out like a
fan, the Immense tiger colored wings
wide open and rigid, so that ns the bird,
that had clutched the grass with his
great feathered claws, swayed slowly
from side to side just as a snake about
to strike sways his head, or as an angrv,
watchful cat moves its tail first the tip
of one, then of the other wing touched
The black horns stood erect, while in
the center of the wheel shaped head the
beak snapped incessantly, producing a
sound like the clicking of a sewing ma
chine. This was a suitable setting for
the pair of magnificent, furious eyes, on
which I gazed with a kind of fascination,
not unmixed with fear, when I remem
bered the agony suffered on former oc
casions from sharp, crooked talona driv
en into me to the bone.
The irides were of a bright orange
color, but every time I attempted to ap
proach the bird they kindled into great
globes of quivering yellow flame, the
black pupils being surrounded by a scin
tillating crimson light which threw ont
minute yellow sparks into the air. When
I retired from the bird, this preternatu
ral fiery aspect would instantly vanish.
The question as to tho cause of this
fiery appearance is one hard to answer.
We know that the source of the lumi
nosity in owls' and cats' eyes is the light
reflecting membrane between the retina
"and the aclerotic coat of the eyeball, hut
the mystery remains. When with the
bird, I particularly noticed that every
time I retired the mediating membrane
would immediately cover tho eyes and
obscure them for some time, as they will
when an owl is confronted with strong
sunlight, and this gave me the impression
that the fiery, flashing appearance was
accompanied with or followed by a burn
ing or smarting sensation.
I have lived a great deal among semi-
savage men. I have often seen them
frenzied with excitement, their faces
white as ashes, their hair erect and their
eyes dropping great tears of rage, but I
have never seen in them anything ap
proaching to that fiery appearance of the
owl. Youth s Companion.
RENNIE OUT OF BUSINESS.
Do not draw your money out of tbe banks and put it
in an old stove or in the back yard or where thieves break
through and steal. Gome to Kennie's and buy your
winter Dry Goods, Carpets and Shoes at less than cost.
Seventy-five cents on the Dollar.
REOTIE OUT OF BUSINESS. '
ing to take tho cake, not tho man. Wo
' rnnl1irvinj iln not hold that nut as iin
inducement; it's the men that we look at
nnd good ones too. They are not com
pelled to take tho Keely euro iu order to
bo men. They aro already men; men of
good judgment, men of ability, men of
experience, men in tho right placo. Voto
for tho republican candidates and you
will do your country justice.
Kev. Eads, of the Maywood diocese,
gave a Iecturo on tho subject of A. O. U.
W. at tho Fox Creek school house Fri
day. A good attendance is reported.
Several families in tho precinct aro re
ported very sick and some aro under the
doctor's care with typhoid fever.
II. C. Fisher wears a broad grin now-a-days
over the arrival of a big. bouncing
boy. Another republican.
Pleasant Hill district 70 is going to
have a fraino school houso 1S.2$ in size.
List of letters remaining uncttlled fur
in the jwst ollice at North Platte, Neb.,
for tho week ending November 1.1S93.
Bakmeli, James Ganoung, Chas
Harlow, William Kock, Jacob
Foster, Michel Machol, R C
Galvin. Geo Pribble. I A
Anderson, Miss Tena Ouimett. Mrs N H
Persons calling forabovc will please say
"advertised." C. L. Wood. Postmaster
Advertisements under this head will bo
charged 1 cent per word each insertion,
but nothing accepted for less than lOets
pHOICE FAM1LV CUOCEUIK.S
u at tho original North Side Grocery
Store. Also Feed of all kinds and Fresh
Country Produce. Giw me a call.
V. VON GOr7J'Z
' li. OTTEN,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Uso North Platto patent flour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
tory in every instance money will" bo
rofunded. For sale by all dealers.
For quotations on corn and oats in car
load lots, write J. P. Gibbons & Co.,
Next Tuesday, November 7th, is elec
tion day. All remember this nnd be on
hand and do your duty.
Xavier Toillion has lately decorated
his now residence with a coat of paint.
It is reported that the fellow with the
new top buggy has finally perfected tho
capture and is now ns happy as a small
bov with a tin whistle.
D. A. Brown has erected a now board
stable 10x32 upon his farm southwest of
Our school resumed business again
Monday morning aftor a two weeks
vacation, during which the teacher
visited tho world's fair.
Mrs. Cole's sister, who has beeu visit
ing relatives and friends in theso parts
for the past three weeks, departed for
her home in Missouri Sunday morning.
Tho road leading north from tho sta
tion is being graded by the county.
Several now buggies are visible in this
part of the wild and wooly west.
Notwithstanding tho dry weather con
siderable fall grain has been sown iu
Tho section men are up tho lino laying
steel near Sutherland.
The potatoo market does not seem to
improve much, greatly to tho disappoint
ment of the many growers.
Dick Perkins and '"better half" are
entertaining a young lady who arrived
at their homo Sunday morning. She
came to stay.
Tho ditch company is storing its share
of the "spuds" grown upon its land in a
cave at Hershey.
All of tho section men on this section
but two quit last week when thoy were
ordered out to lay steel, saying thoy
would not do that work for $1.13 per day.
Soveral carloads of cinders wero un
loaded at this station Monday evening.
Low Stimson, son of Thos. Stimson,
formerly of this placo but now of Greely,
Col., is visiting old timo frionds in this
Boad overseer Feeken has been work
ing a gang of men on tho road in tho
west end of tho precinct lately.
A couple of now sod houses havo been
eractod recently just outside the city
limits at Hershoy.
A number of tho grangers within tho
valley aro "shucking thoir maizo" this
Several cars of hay wero loaded with
baled hay at this station and sent out
Miss Kate Sullivan left for Suthern,
Wisconsin, on No. 2 Sunday, where she
expects to spend tho coming winter.
Tho recent chilly weather has re
minded peoplo of tho approaching winter
and they are now preparing for the same.
Wild geese have been quite plentiful
in this vicinity the past week.
J.- G. Feeken and wife aro gently
caressing a new baby girl born on Sat
urday morning last.
Silas Sanford and wife took tho train
Sunday for Galesburg. 111., whero they
expect to mako their futuro home.
Oscar Sullivan is hauling the lumber,
from North Platto for a now residence.
A few of North Platte's crack shots
havo been trying to down some of tho
wild geese in this valloy lately, but with
Soveral parties from this neighborhood
called on Mr. and Mrs. Andy Struthers
at North Platto on Thursday last. All
roport a pleasant time.
Mrs. Stella Gabriel, of Tostville, Wis.,
who has been visiting relatives and
friends in tliis community for tho past
two weeks, left for home Sunday.
Tho coming election for this preeinet
will bo held in the hall at Hershey
Frank Cook is erecting a new resi
dence upon the Parson farm which he
recently purchased just north of the
J, II. Ellison reports twenty-threo
hundred bushels of potatoes from ten
acres of irrigated land. John knows
how to raise spuds. This is by far the!
largest yield wo have heard of so far this
It is stated by good authority that
Mrs. Georgo Sisson and family expect
to depart the coming week fro their new
home in Michigan.
Tho throbbing hearts of the numerous
candidates will be at case by this time ',
next week. Some will be all smiles ,
whilo others will bo overshadowed with j
disappointment and will most likely '
think "that all is not gold that glitters.''! pound will produce a beautiful ch-nrbkin
All thoso from this precinct who re- j rr -al by t 11. Loiiley.
turned recently from tho white city
report a pleasant trip and a largo crowd
at the fair.
Wo undorstand that E. Spitsnoglo, ;
who sold his farm a few days ago, will '
THE ORIGINAL NORTH SIDE
Grocery Store is tho place to buy
groceries cheap. I take special pains
to keep nice fresh country- produce and
will not sell anything in this line unless
I can recommend it.
V. VON GOETZ.
OCHMALZRIED DOES NOT HAVE
O any Nebraska tobacco cigars, but ho
does have some of tho best in tho city;
also a full line of manufactured tobacco
and smokers' articles.
-Fitting of glasses;
Platte Yalley Lodge No. 18,
I. O. C. T.,
Meets every THURSDAY EVENING at
7:30 in First National Hank Hall.
UNITE WITH US.
-Use North Platto patent Hour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
tory in every instance money will be
refunded. For sale by all dealers.
J-lorshey & Oos
Use North Platto' patent Hour.
Every sack guaranteed. IT not satisfac
tory in every instance money will be
refunded. For sale bv all dealers.
ONT TOBACCO SPIT OR SMOKE
your life away, is the truthful, start
ling title or a httlo lwiok that tells all
about No-to-bac, tho wonderful, harm
less Guaranteed tobacco habit cure. Tho
cost is trifling and tho man who wants
to quit and can't runs no physical or
financial risk in using "No-to-bac." Sold
by all druggists. Hook at drug stores or
by mail free. Address, Tho Sterling
Remedy Co , Indiana Mineral Springs,
Havf you houses for rent? If so. list
them with T. C. Patterson and you will
j Shilnh's Yitalizcr is what you ne'd for
!I)yppsi:i, Torpid Liver, Yellow ?fcin or
Kidney Trouble. It i-; guaranteed to give
you satisfaction. Price 7.:5c. Sold by
. North PI:ite Pharmacy.
beauty; coming down to
U!i a famous
s ne present nine wt una :i clear com
plexion. :is essential to correct beauty.
Holler's Sarsnpnrilla and Burdock Com-
KEI'OKT OF TIIK fOXOITION' OK
The Bank of Sutherland,
At Sulhorlitiiil. in the State nf Nt-braiu. at tho
cl"e f lu-itii""4 SV)teinlfr 15th, IHG,
rent a farm along tho ditch it possible.
Ijh'nw nml iltM-i-unts Uiltt -I
I )t!lr stlM Iktnrtt. anil nr.-l. ....... - iAJl
c- i m .t- i i:i . ...I : .. . "'s"J- i-F
oevunu UUII1 hub tocuuty LriillaucLt.-M I uu irom nnunnnl Minks
.North LlattO on tjatlirtiaj ( Kea, e.,,,, raruiturenn.I tixtnros...
Currnt ei.ones nml taxes jKiiii
' ! t... ... ..........
uirtKt nu uiir cn(i izetnx
ItilN of other bnnk-4
fractional paper currency, niekeli
Ernest Gibbons is still on tho eick list,
but is reported on tho mend at this
Poy ShaHer and the colored porter at
tho U. P. hotel of North Platto were up
in this country on a hunt Monday.
C. L. Patterson, of North Platte, was
up in thia part of the country on busi
George Gibbons is baling hay for J.
G. Feeken. which will bo shipped from
this station in the near future.
Ye understand that Mr. Baley has
moved his family from ovor the store at
Hershey into tho houso on Jerry Dwyrc's
Xavier Toillion is assisting Oscar
Sullivan in erecting his new residence
near the railway eno mile east of this
currency, niekeli nml
Total 07at a;
t apital stock paid In s,V,rti o
Undiviileil proflte " jgy
Iniliviilcal deposit- sabiect"ti"clicic." ". . . MS ."t
Demand certificates of deposit T'.t 50
Time certificates of deposit 100 OJ
State of .Vebra-ka. Lincoln Count j-. .. s.
I. O. li. McKlntry. cashier of the abovf-naiaed
bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement
is trve to tho best ,f my knowledge ami belief.
C. 1J. MeKIXSTKY. Cashier.
SuWribed and sworn to before me thK 'JT.th
day of October, is'.f.l. Henut Cokei:,
OKDER OF HEAUIXO.
State or Nebraska, )
LINCOI.N OOUNTT. f
At a County Court, held at the iJouuty Omrt
Room, in and for said County. Oct. 2?th, l-l.
Present, James M. Kay. County Jmlge.
In the matter of the estate of George Ualey
decea.ed. On reading and filing the petition o
John Ha-wley, executor, praying u dual settlement
anil allowance of his final accoiiut. tiled on tho
28th day of October. 1S93. und for hi- discharge
Fox Creek Precinct. and for decree of distribution.
, , , I Orlered, That November I.th, isy. at V o
It has been a good while Since VOtiri i-a.ip;nel for hearing paid petition, when
1 t i u: i. ". i all per-ons interested in aid matter may appear
Correspondent made himself k -.own, but! at a County Court to be held in and for said
nevertheless he is still on deck and ready j rZJt
for bi It 15 now liearing election and : pendeuey of said petition and the hearing
- - , ,e ,. . i thereof, be xiveii to all persons intere-ted in miiu
33 the campaign IS full of tight WO must J matter. y publi-hin a copy of this order in tho
bo on our cunrd Tlio noti ire i-.n vice. ' Jortk Platte Tiuuune, "a weekly newspaper
uo on our Luaru. ino pops are cam ass-, I)rlnte(, in County, fl)r three successive weeks,
ing this region ard tho main crv is vote i i'rJ'r to said day of hearing. ... ,,,-
foi tho party; it is the party that t3 go-1 iss county jwic.
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