The North Platte tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1890-1894, December 12, 1894, Image 1
, , -J? " Mntk VOL. X. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1894. NO. i9. 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 pair. 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 : the dollar. 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. t 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 per pair. 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. 16 ii i it mm Mar. 1 Don't pay otlier people's debts. DAVIS Still Selling t t Is the ONLY Hardware Man in North Platte that NO ONE OWES. You will always find my price right. Yours for Business, A. L. DAVIS. DEALER IX Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, -j Sporting Goods, Etc. X Dr. N. McOABE, Prop. J. E. BUSH, Manager. NORTH PLATTE PHARMACY, Successor to J. Q. Thacker. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. 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 5 City and County News. Lester Eells returned Saturday from a two days business trip in IJiiffalo county. 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 tho week. 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 spirits. 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 evening. 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 with age. 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 Thursday. 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 able Action. COMPOSITION ON A BOY. 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 from us 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 them happv. Sold by " M 1 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. ALFALFA GROWING. 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 world. 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 delay. 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. A World's Tribute. & Triumph Ik 9 3 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.