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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1894.
Hurrah lor the Holidays.
Right now we are ready for business with an im
mense assortment of CHRISTMAS GIFTS. The new,
the novel and the beautiful are all included in this. A
splendid line of CHRISTMAS PRESENTS AND HOLI
DAY GOODS. We offer a great variety of appropriate
presents for ladies, gentlemen and chrildren. We can
supply a suitable gift for old or young at any sum you
desire to expend. Our elegant holiday stock is a popular
stock in all respects, selected to meet all requirements.
We are glad to welcome visitors, pleased to show our
goods, and ready 'to make close prices to all buyers.
'20 dozen fancy towels, regular price
X) cents per puir, going for cents per
10 dozen fancy pure IriBh linen towels,
regular price from 7i rents to 81.00,
going at 55 cents per pair.
1,000 ladies' silk handkerchief regular
price 35 cents each, going at 18 cent
each, which was bought at 50 cents on :
100 dozen ladies' linen handkerchiefs:
hem stitched and fancy borders, regular
price 12's to 15 cents, going at 8 cents.
25 dozen gents' pure linen white hand
kerchiefs, regular price 35 cents each,
going at 19 cents each.
25 dozen gents' hemstitched and fancy
borders, regular price 25cts, going at 15c
100 dozen ladies' handkerchiefs at 4
25 dozen gents' neck ties at 25 cents
worth 50 cents.
25 dozen ladies' ties at 25 cents each,
I worth 50 cents.
Ladies Foster Kid gloves in black or
colore, hooks or buttons, every pair
warranted, at 81.05
Ladies' silk mittens, the tinest in the
market, gcing from 50 cents up to 81.50
Ladies, misses and children's hoods
and fascinators going from 25 cents up.
Our line of plush goods, celluloid and
ivory Hnish goods aro superior to the
finest made in tho country, Buch as
albums, toilet cases, work boxes, hand
kerchief boxes, glove boxos, manicure
cases, jewelery cases, autograph albums,
smoking sets, shaving sets, etc., etc.
cents, worth 8 cents. Our lino of toys and dolls are as good
15 dozen gents' initial silk handker- an assortment as will bo found in the
chiefs, large size, at 50 cents, regular city, aud will be sold 25 per cent
price 75 cents. " cheaper than at any other store.
Our stock of mufflers are ranging We have a beautiful lino of Japan
from 50 cents to 83.00 each. goods,such as mostache cups and saucers.
Space will not permit to mention all the novelties we
have in our store, but we have thousands of articles
which will make useful presents for the holidays. m
. We also recemid a beautiful line of iadiyggjd
te?sIsK(atiic goodT'the TSfci&iy tFall5f
, x ours ior greaTt-uargams,
The Boston Store,
The onlv Cheap Store with Good Goods in Lincoln County:
JULIUS PIZER, PROPRIETOR.
ii i it
Don't pay otlier people's debts.
Is the ONLY Hardware
Man in North Platte that
NO ONE OWES. You
will always find my price
Yours for Business,
A. L. DAVIS.
Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, -j
Sporting Goods, Etc. X
Dr. N. McOABE, Prop. J. E. BUSH, Manager.
NORTH PLATTE PHARMACY,
Successor to J. Q. Thacker.
WIS AIM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OF GOODS,
SELL THEM AT REASONABLE PRICES, AND WARRANT
EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific Railway Solicited.
;FINEST SAMPLE ROOM IN NORTH PLATTE
Having refitted our rooms in the finest of style, the public
. is invited to. call and see us, insuring courteous treatment.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
Our billiard hall is supplied with the best make of tables
and competent attendants will supply all your wants.
KEITH'S BLOCK, OPPOSITE THE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
City and County News.
Lester Eells returned Saturday from
a two days business trip in IJiiffalo
A concert for the benefit of the V.
M. C A. is among the possible entertain
ments of the future.
O. K. Peck, who has been at Blue
Springs for several months, visited his
North Platto friends the latter part of
Hall's Hair Renewer renders the
hair lustrous and 6ilken, gives it an
even color, and enables women to put it
up in a great variety of styles.
Agent Kaut?, of the Stark Bros,
nursery, was confined to the Hotel Ne
ville several days last week with a
threatened attack of pneumonia.
Bank Examiner Whitmoro, in charge
of tlio North Platto National, has brought
his wife to town, and they are now
domiciled at the Hotel Neville. '
Secretary Hollingsworth went to
Beatrice the latter part of the week to
attend the Y. M. C. A. state convention.
He expected to return home to-day.
The Methodist social at tho Evans'
residence Thursday evening was quite
well attended. Mu6ic and innocent
games-formed the entertaining features.
H. S. Tibbies, tho upholsterer and
furniture repairer, has moved from Baker
precinct to the Patterson house at the
lower end of Spruce street. Work en
trusted to him will bo promptly exe
cuted. L. C. Stockton, tho editor of the
Sidney Poniard, spent a day or two in
town tho latter part of the week. He
reports the Poniard doing a good busi
ness and ho is consequently kept in good
About five hundred rather cutely
worded invitations were issued by the
Episcopal ladies last week inviting the
public to attend tho birthday social to
be held at the rectory this Wednesday
The members of Company E arrayed
in their soldior togs called on governor
elect Holcomb at the Hotel Nevillo Fri
day evening, and were very cordially re
ceived by the Judge, who delivered a
-vine iNortn i'latie vvneei unib me
last week and decided to hold a dance
on the 2l6t inst., but later the commit
tee found that this date cauo in Advent
and it was decided to postpone the time
until the evening of the 31st inst.
Katie Eminett drew a large audi
ence at the opera house Wednesday
evening, and with her company, pre
sented Killarnoy in a manner that pleased
ht-r hearers. Katie has lost none of her
vivacity, in fact, like wine, she improves
The complimentary hop given by
Profs. Stuff and King at Keith's hall
Thursday evening was quite well at
tended, and proved an excellent way for
the gentlemen to demonstrate their
ability as instructors in dancing. Prof.
King is a finished violinist.
Cy Fox, of Garfield, spent Friday in
town. To Mr. Fox belongs the credit of
being the most extensive farmer in his
precinct, his crop usually being from
300 to 400 acres. Though he lost every
thing in the drouth of last year, he is
not discouraged and will farm as ex
tensively next year as ever. Ho finished
putting in twenty-five acres of rye
A box of articles suitable for Christ
mas presents was packed at the Presby
terian parsonage last week and shipped
to the Choctaw Indians down in the
territory. These descendants of a once
great tribe are now sufficiently civilized
to fully understand the meaning of the
holiday season, and the copper-colored
childred surround a Christmas tree with
as much delight as do the pale faced
boys and girls.
It is rather amusing to hear some of
the stories brought out by the closing of
the North Platte National, and if we are
to believe the tale told by every fellow
who claims to have been "caught," the
bank must have had fully a half million
dollars in deposits when it closed.
Three men who were never known to
have more than fifty or sixty cents at
one time, claim that they had 200, 6500
and 700 on deposit when the bank
struck the the snag. Such instances as
these leads one to believe that there are
liars in town.
The Sunday-schools of the city are
now engaged in making preparations for
Christmas. As it is more blessed to give
than receive, The Tribune would sug
gest that the distributions by the schools
be made to poor children, and the gifts
be in the shape of clothing and shoes.
There are hundreds of little folks in
Lincoln county who will suffer greatly
during the winter on account of lack of
sufficient clothing. The Tribune will
supplement this suggestion with a dollar
or two. should the matter receive favor
A boy is a man before he is grown up.
,But his pants only run down to his
knees. A boy is a very useful article.
His usefulness comes in when his big
sister wants him to run an errand; but
his print ipal usefulness is in wearing
out clothes, especially pants. Some boys
wear out one pair each reason. Others
wear out two every week. The cut be
low illustrates a happy boy. Why is he
happy? Because his mother has bought
This outfit consists of a Double
Breasted Coat, two (2) pairs of pants,
and the latest style Stanley Cap of 6ame
material. (Extra buttons with every
outfit.) The goods are of most excellent
and stylish fabrics especially adapted for
service, and we can sell you the whole
outfit as cheap as you can buy the bare
suit from other de tiers. Buy our Stan
ley Combination for your boys and make
Sold by "
ODEL CLOTHING HOUSE
Max Einstein, Prop.
Irrigation Association Fort returned
Monday !s;om a trip to Omaha on busi
ness connected with the subject to
which he has devojJns time during
; -ovVnWv'vvaru If i
iniorms usfFoavjyf livery
outfit in Curtis aniW. shortly remove
to that village. H$5?ll still' retain his
land in this county.
25 Per Cent Off.
25 Per Cent Off.
MILLINERY AT RENNIE'S.
New Fall Goods to be Sacrificed.
We offer all our elegant stock at one
fourth off on the dollar.
Millinery Sale at Rennie's.
Saturday was a very pleasant day
and tho farmers were in town in full
force. Not many of thetr. have anything
to market, but they come to town to get
their mail and learn what goeth on in tho
Hunters from tho eastern partofthe
state havo beeu slaughtering quuil in
the eastern part of the county, one nim
rod having killed over 400 of the birds a
week or so ago. This wholesalo slaugh
ter should cease.
It is often a mystery how a cold has
been "caught." The fact is, however,
that when tho blood is poor and the
system depressed, one becomes pecu
liarly liable to disease. When the
appetite or the strength fails, Ayor's ;
Sarsaparilla should bo taken without
Look at a map of the United States.
Draw a line down through the middle
from the Canadian to the Mexican boun
dary, cleaving Kansas and Nebraska in
twain, and you will havo marked off the
limitation of what wo know as the humid
region and indicated the beginning of the
semiarid region. To tho east of that line
there are living to-night some 04,000,000
people. To the west of that Jino live only
about 4,000,000. In other words, the
work of conquering this continent is only
half done. The greater and better half
is still open to the conquest of human
genius and human industry. Tho west
ern half comprises four-Cfths of the na
tional area. And surely no western man
will dispute with me when I assert that
this great west, because of its diverse
and rich resources, offers at least four
avenues for gainful employment and for
the creation of wealth where one is offer
ed by natural conditions in the eastern
part of the continent. Wm E. Smythe.
The total value of the agricultural
products of the United States, including
: l innn
iiuiLuuio, m lovu, was c-jw.uuu.uuu. iour-1
fifths of which was consumed at home.
The value of manufactured products in
the same year was 89,370,107,625, "or de
ducting manufactured articles connected
with the food supply, 7,700,000,000.
Commenting there on the Globe Dem
ocrat says: "The effect of legislation on
snch vast interests as there should be
carefully studied by business men.
Never again will it be said that one poli
tical policy is as good as another in in
dustrial affairs. The cost of experience
in less than two years has mounted into
thousands of million. There is but one
right national industrial policy, and
those who are unsettled as to what it is
should search for it with diligence,
weighing the facts and results that are
now a part of the historv of the country."
The Kansas State Board of Agricul
ture has just issued a pamphlet devoted
to Alfalfa, included in which is the ex
periences of growers residing in several
of the western states. Among the grow
ers who tell of their experience aro W.
L. Park, of this city, and W. O. Thomp
son, of Hershey, and we print below the
matter they contributed to the pamphlet,
believing that the facts given by them
will be of especial interest to our farmer
friends. Mr. Park writes as follows:
I have had three years' experience
with alfalfa, on forty acres of "second
bottom" land The soil is dark, sandy
loam, extending dowu tbreo feet, below
which is clear sand and gravel. Abund
ant water is found by digging eight
feet. The soil is not entirely moist all
the way down to water. I find that the
land cannot be plowed too deeply, or be
too well pulverized, and consider it a
good plan to roll it. I used a seed at
tachment to a press drill, sowing the seed
broadcast ahead of the machine, and find
about 10 pounds to the acre ample. The
preferred time for sowing is about the
firat of April. If not 6own with grain, 1
would recommend cutting during the
first season as ofton as tho alfalfa and
weeds are four inches high, letting them
JjeSP . groumf where ,cut.By sp
handling, better Vesiilts are obtaindl
than fly trying to jave a crop of hay. I
irrigate from a gravity ditch early in the
spring, and thereafter as often as a crop
is cut and out of the way. While it is
hard to determine just how much water
should be put on, I think, provided it is
not allowed to stand on the field, that it
is scarcely possible to give too much.
Have noticed no difference in the quant
ity of water needed the first year and
afterward. Wo make three cuttings a
year, averaging about two tons per acre
at each. For hay, think best to cut
about a week before it is fully in bloom,
rake in winrows soon after cutting, and
leave two or three days, after which put
in stacks as high as they can be built.
If proper care is exercised when putting
up, it will keep for four or live years.
Estimating the land to be worth 850 per
acre, I find tho total expense of raising
alfalfa to bo about 84 per ton. Cost of
baling, say in 80-pound bales, is 81.75 per
ton. Provided it is kept under cover
after baling, wo find the size of bale does
not affect the quality of tho hay. Prices
average about SG per ton for hay, and 85
per bushel for seed. As feed for differ
ent farm animals, there is nothing sup
erior to alfalfa hay in clovers or grasses.
For pasturing swine, its capacity is
about double that of clover. I am at
present keeping 200 hogs on 10 acres,
and think that tho capacity of this pas
ture is about 25 hogs to the acre, provid
ing they are kept off early in the spring
and late in tho fall- The straw is about
the same valuo as grain straw. I think
the irrigated alfalfa is much tho better,
for it grows more rapidly, and is conse
quently more tender When cut. Have
had no difliculty in ridding land of the
plant, especially if it is plowed under in
Juno. I plowed some under for green
manure, and tho crop of potatoes raised
on the land was double the usual yield.
My opinion is, that alfalfa could not be
successfully grown in the western part
of Kansas without irrigation, for there
are so many enemies, such as gophers,
etc., that can be driven out only by the
abundant use of water.
.mr. Thompson's i-ettfj:.
I have had 20 years experience with
alfalfa, on "second bottom" and upland.
The upland has a clay subsoil, the "second-bottom"
soil is three feet deep, un
derlaid with a bed of sand and gravel.
Abundant water is found from 8 to 2.'
feet from the surface. If dry soil is
found, it is the first three feet below the
surface. Land should be tilled several
years before seeding, in order to perfect
ly subdue tho sod. Use about 1G pounds
of seed per ncre, and prepare the ground
the same as for wheat, sowing in the
spring. The first crop will be nearly all
weeds; cut and haul these off the ground.
The second crop will produce nlxint one
ton of hay per acre. Alfalfa is liable
to winterkill if the winter is warm aud
dry. I irrigato from a stream two or three
times during tho season, with sufficient
water to flood all the ground. Tho first
year the ground is soft and porous, and
twice the water is required as in the fol
lowing years. From threo to four crops
are raised during the season, yielding
from l1 -l to 2 ton each cutting, or from
five to six tons per acre in ono seasou.
Cut when in bloom for hay,and let the
seed ripen before cutting for seed, using
either the first or second crop for tnis
seed. When cutting for seed, it should
bo pitched out of tho way of tho mower
after each round; then let it dry before
stacking, but not enough for tho leaves
to fall off when handled. Stack m the
ordinary way, but bo sure the hay is
thoroughly dry in tho shock before
stacking. It is moro liable to get moldy
in the barn than in the stack. About 82
per ton will cover all expenses of raising
on land worth 850 per aero. The expenso
of baling is about 81.50 per ton,100-pound
bales being most preferred. It should
not be baled uutil perfectly dry in the
stack. About six bushels per acre is the
average vield of seed, and costs about 75
cents per bushel to thrash and clean A
clover huller is the most satisfactory for"!
thrashing alfalfa. The hay has sold hero 1
at 2?Ao S10 aer ton. averaging 8G. Tho;
seed1' has brought 'from 83 to 810 per
bushel, and averaging 85. One acre of
alfalfa will raise 35 hogs, with the aid of
a little grain. Horses thrive on it, but
it is unsafe for sheep and cattle. Animals
which chew the cud will bloat if pas
tured on alfalfa. The ouly way to pre
vent it is to keop them from tho pasture.
The best way to cure it is to insert a
tube into tho paunch, to allow the gas
to escape. As to tho longevity of tho
plant, I call to mind a patch sown iu
1S73, on upland, and it is still growing.
Alfalfa attains its best growth in about
two years. I don not think alfalfa can
bo profitably raised on high, arid ground
without irrigation. Hogs can be winter
ed on alfalfa hay and very little grain,
and cattle can be fattened for the home
market, but it produces softer flesh, and
could not bo shipped a great distance.
Mr. H. Wottstem, of Marengo, 111.,
found that Avers Pills, taken "when
tho first symptoms of la grippe appear,
prevent further progress of the disease,
and he has yet to find tho first case
whero these pills did not cure tho ma
lady. Every dose was effective.
SEND P0K A 00PY.
The subject of irrigation is attracting
unusual attention. At the Hutchinson,
(Kans.) Irrigation Convention, held Nov.
23-24, there were more practical irriga
tors in attendance than ever before'
assembled at an irrigation convention in
the United States. The discussions
were all very practical and instructive.
They will be reproduced in full in the
December number of tho Irrigation
Farmer. Every farmer in this country
shauld have a copy of this paper. It is
th only paper that is devoted wholl to
the subject of irrigation farming. It
costs only 81.00 a-year, and whether you
expect to irrigate or not you can not
afford to be without it. Send to the
Trngatron Farmer, Salina, Kansas, for a
sample copy and examine it for yourself.
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America Leads the Nations in
the March of Progress-
Among the wonders of the World's Columbian Fair the
grandest was the exhibit of American products. The Ex
hibition was, in this respect, an object lesson of the grandeur
and glory of the Republic. Among the exhibits from the
United States no article of its class stood so high as
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder.
The Chief Chemist of the Agricultural Department at
Washington, backed by an intelligent jury at the Exposition,
found it strongest in leavening power, peerless in its purity
and beyond comparison in uniform excellence.
Received Highest Award
At the World's Fair.
The award is a matter of official record.
Nothing could settle so decisively the xmmeasureable
superiority of Dr. Price's over all other powders as the
great honor bestowed at Chicago.