The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, January 01, 1895, Image 4
THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBDNE : TUESDAY EYMNG, JANUARY 1, 1895. mmi Vwrtmimf u Urn Uftft rkcCrfbecriht World. JOHN HERROD Sells tlie above Coffee together with a complete line of STAPLE AID FUG7 GEMS. Prices Always Reasonable. HIGHEST MARKET PRICE Paid For Country Produce. r : I SMOKERS In search oa good cigar will always find it at J. F. Schmalzried's. Try them and judge. CRKIN. Write T. P. Gordon, St. Joseph. Mo., for prices on all -kinds of Grain and ship him your Live Stock. FOB RELIABLE INSUR ANCE GO TO T. C. PATTER SON. ONLY FIBST-CLASS COMPANIES BEPBESENTED. THOROUGHLY COMFORTABLE Passengers destined to the prominent cities of the Missiouri River should pat ronize the Chicago, Union Pacific and Northwestern Line. Magnificent Pull man and Wagner sleeping cars, elegant Pullman and Northwestern dining cars, free reclining chair cars, handsome day coaches and comfortable Pullman colon ist sleepers. STRICTLY IN IT. The Chicago, Union Pacific and North western Line offers the beet accommoda tions to the traveling public en route to Chicago. Through trains, fast time, magnificent sleeping cars, elegant dining oars, colonist sleepers, reclining chair cars and handsome day coaches. Studebaker Wagons at Hershey & (Vs. ft SUBSCRIBER To The Semi-weekly Tribune receives 104 numbers of the paper "during the year at a cost of $1.25 less than one and one-quarter cents per issue. Isn't ; that very reasonable? m ADVERTISER In The Semi-Weekly : . Tribune gets his an nouncements before the people twice a week isn't that a big advan . tage? As to the num ber of subscribers well, advertisers are in yited to look over the" - "lists. That's a busi hess offer, isn!tit? i MINOR MENTION; "Banquo's ghost" was as myth ical a creation as the so-called populist party. Railroad men are authority for the statement that the mercury stood at 28 below zero at Sidney last Friday morning, Quite a number of our local business men are perusing "Coin's Financial School" with interest and profit to themselves. Victor Meyer has quite a nice little artificial lake for skating pur poses which he created by means of his irrigating pump. A number of the friends of Mr. Mrs. J. B. Nelling assembled at the family domicile Friday night and tendered the above couple a plea sant surprise. . The members of the K. O. T. M. and L. O. T. M. will have a joint installation of officers and a sociable for themselves on the even ing of the 12th inst. The members of the W. A. P. A. will hold a little sociable among themselves at their lodge room this evening, at which light refresh ments will be served. As this is the season for mak ing good resolutions perhaps it is just as well to start the year by becoming square upon the printer's books. Do you see the W. C. Elder and Austin Lock, of Medicine precinct, have leased the Van Doran livery barn for one year, and will proceed to run the business right up to the handle. John Holman left Saturday morning for Cincinnati, O., for the purpose of having his cancer treated. His many friends here hope he may be able to find relief for his trouble. It is announced that Sioux City, Iowa, seed sharps are making arrangements to furnish Nebraska farmers with seed wheat, probably at a cost of some thing over $1 per bushel. The first issue of the Cheyenne County Times, by Chas. Callahan, will appear next Saturday. It is safe to venture the opinion that it will be one of the neatest printed papers in the state of Nebraska. Louis Aufdengarten is building a head gate and a dam in the North river so as to be able to supply his mammoth pump with water. As it is the pump empties the well in about six strokes. Keith County News. Quite a number of consign ments of relief goods, principally of clothing, have been received at this station. The various se cret societies in the eastern part of the state have taken up the matter with vigor. Harry Dixon and Frederick H. Thompson have each helped out the census report for North Platte by the addition of a bright new boy baby, the former's offspring arriv ing on Thursday of last week, that of the latter on Friday. News reached this city last Saturday of the severe injury of Mrs. Jas. F. Jackson, of Grand Junction, Col., by a runaway team. Particulars are meager, but it is thought her injuries are not serious, as the information was forwarded by mail. James Grace and family completed their visit in this city and left for Marion, Ind., on Fri day night. Mr. G. will accept a position with a brother-in-law in that city who has the contracts for a couple of court houses and some other large buildings, and his du ties will be the immediate super vision of the iron work therein. A city sport of Lincoln is out in a card in the press announcing that he has quit the business of gambl ing, and will turn informer upon every policeman or alderman of the Capital city who accepted a bribe in order that the games might be allowed to be operated. The fellow is perhaps advertising for a little "hush money," or else is preparing for a legislative poker game. To those of our readers who are unacquainted with the play of "Charley's Aunt" we would say that this is its first season, and it has had a phenomenal run in east ern cities, having been presented 300 nights in New York City, 150 nights in Boston, and the same in Chicago. That it is being produced by one of Charles Frohman's com panies is a sufficient guarantee that those of our citizens who do not attend will miss one of the really good shows of the season. The bonds in aid of the South Side ditch should not be permitted to fail of carrying. To those within the teritory whose lands are not immediately under the canal, their lands will be enhanced in value by reason of their being better adapted to stock raising on account of having-cheap fattening feed closer at hand. In addition the increased valuation of those lands under the the ditch will lessen the taxation of those more remote. The opposition to the bonds should be expressed .by the minus sign. C. L. Bowen was very danger ously sick for several days the latter part of the week with an at tack of inflammation of the stomach. He has now about recovered. Express agent McGovern is heartily glad that Christmas comes but once a year. The work devolv ing upon him this year during the holiday season was unusually large. The children of the two Episco pal Sunday-schools were served with a bountiful supper on Friday evening last. It is needless to say the little people very much enjoyed the excellent spread. The mother of D. W. Saxe, who is temporarily visiting with him, was stricken with a severe chill last Thursday night, but prompt medi cal attention speedily brought her out of all danger. A number of lawyers in the Kearney district hung up their stocking Christmas night expect ing to receive the judgeship for the 12th judicial district. Up to date they have all been disappointed. The Tribune must express its thanks to T. D. Cotton for a gen erous sample of Texas grown sweet potatoes by J. Q. Thacker, formerly of this city. The tubers were of excellent size and highly edible. Jim Hall, who lost two dogs ten days ago through poison ad ministered by some inhuman scoun drel, has had the hides taken off the animals and will have them mounted. Hs was offered forty dollars for the dogs a few days be fore they died. We find the following in a Col linwood, Ohio, paper, accompanied by a request for publication: "Mrs. Maude Hinman of Collinwood was granted a divorce Monday from Vaughan E. Hinman and was re stored to her maiden name, which was Waters." Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hoagland celebrated the twenty-fifth anniver sary of their wedding on last Fri day night. A few of the more inti mate friends assembled at the family residence and the evening was spent in social games and con versation, after which refreshments were served. The ten thousand dollar irriga tion bonds, issued to aid in the con struction of the canal in the east part of the county, were sold' last week to H. C. Rennie, of this city, at a discount of ten per. cent. The bonds draw six per cent interest and are therefore an excellent in vestment. We are glad to see local men put their money in local secur ities. Mrs. J. Q. Thacker, formerly of this city, has just had removed from her breast a very large cancer. the operation being performed iu Cincinnati by a specialist. Mrs. T will soon leave the latter city for her Texas home, and while enroute will stop over in North Platte to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Cotton. The secretary of the Lutheran Sabbath school read the annual re port last Sabbath. The collections for the school during the yea amounted to $184.55, of which S55. 62 were expended for the school, and 5105.31 were given to benevolent work missions, poor, etc. The av erage attendance was 90. In com parison with previous year the aver age attendance was doubled, and the contributions increased four fold. Of the scholars ten were re ceived into the church during the year. The week of prayer will be ob served as heretotore by union ser vices in the different churches of the town, beginning on Monday, Jan. 7th, at 7:30 p. m. in Methodist church, the subject being "Humili ation and Thanksgiving." Tues day, Jan 8th, at Baptist church, subiect "The Church Universal;" Wednesday and Thursday in Luth eran church, subjects "Nations and their Rulers" and "Foreign Mis sions;" Friday and Saturday in Presbyterian church, subjects "Home Missions" and "Families and Schools." The members of the local wheel men's league did themselves proud with their first annual ball last night. About eighty couples par ticipated in the grand march, and the gallery was comfortably filled with interested spectators. Con sidering the condition of affairs, and recollecting the fact that the average individual at this season of the year is general broke on ac count of holiday expenditures, this is a remarkably good showing for the initial attempt. The music under the leadership of the skillful baton of Prof. Klein was up to its usual high standard of excellence, while the floor was in its custom ary fine shape for dancing. Much of the success of the occasion is due to the indefatigable efforts of Fred Hartman, who has put in a great deal of time and work to make a go of the affair. The management of an entertainment is to be congratu lated when it is enabled to enlist the services of such a willing worker. v C. S. CLINTON, Jeweler and Optician. PURELY PERSONAL. Fred Grau-and-family have been spending, the past week in Omaha. Miss Bettie Graves of Council Bluffs, , Ja.j visited -relatives, and friends here lasjweek; , . Frank Sullivan ofOmaha, spent a portion of last week visiting his parents in this city. The family of John MtCabe, of Cheyenne, have been visiting North friends for several days past. Mrs. Julia Casey left Thursday evening for an extended visit with her son Joseph at Portland, Oregon. "Uncle Ike" Le Dioyt, Hastings' singing pilgrim, visited North Platte the latter part of last week. Henry Breternitz and wife viewed the beauties of the Brown Palace in Denver last Friday and Saturday. Mrs. Kate Turner, nee Moran, of Grand Island, spent a portion of last week yisiting her parents and friends. Con. F. Scharmann has been in Lincoln for several days past as a delegate to the state meeting of the M. W. A. E. JL Carey and wife, of Wilber, Neb., formerly .of this city, have been visiting "friends here for a number of days past. Chas. E. Smith, a former old timer of this city but now of Den ver, visited North Platte friends last Saturday. N. F. Newman and wife ate Christmas turkey at their old home in Ames, Iowa, returning to this city on Friday night. J. D. Matthews and wife left Sat- day for Syracuse. N. Y., where the former will spend several weeks in recuperating his health. Miss Lillian McCracken, who is teaching music in the Denver public schools, is the guest of her sister. Mrs. H. M. Grimes, this week. Geo. C. Stoddard left Saturday night for Lincolg to. see that the next session of tjje Nebraska legis lature is opened in proper form. Col. W. F.:!Cpdy and-family re turned Sunday morning from their week's visit to Denver. Jr A Good man preceded thjem y ttyenty-fonr W. R., Vernondsurprised- the old folks at Boone, jIowa,:.by making them a Christmas visit. He re turned to his home in this city Fri day night. E. McCart and wife spent a por tion of last week in viewing the sights of Colorado's capital and drinking- in the beauties of the Queen City of the Plains. Charley Burroughs has freely transpired for several days past keeping hot the stationary boiler in the round house. He says forty loads and a frostv rail are a oicnic in comparison. R. Beers Loos, in advance of "Charley's Aunt," made this office a very pleasant call on Friday after noon. He is a former newspaper man of interesting and varied ex nenence. and a crentleman ot "in- x o finite zest." George McMichael, Lizzie Bratt and Mabel Goozee left yesterday morning to resume their studies at the State Normal school at Peru, Miss Dot Allen, of Cottonwood, ac- compaied them for the purpose of entering the same institution. Leslie Thacker, now located with his parentsrin Texas, has an acre of strawberries which are now ready for market. Samples of the fruit have been sent, to this city and are pronounced very nice. Thos. M. Clark, who left North Platte several months ago in search of.a climate that would benefit his fast failing health, is now located at Gilfoy, Cal,. and in a recent letter announces that he is feeling better than for a, year previous. Milton and Dolly Nobles, of "Goblins" and "Phoenix", notoriety, have secured;a-date at Lloyd's opera house on the 10th inst. to , present their new play, t-For Revenue Only." Mr. Nobles is theauthor of most of the plays he produces,; and this last comedy from his, pen is meeting with much favor wherever given. , - The attention of our readers is called to the advertisement else where of the Pioneer c6al yard. Mr. Dillard's great "experience in the combustion of coal while railroad ing- enables him to select a good quality when drawing upon the company for a car 01 commercial coal. In addition to this tact ne gives gospel weight, and the fuel is well screened. He has made1 arrangements whereby orders left at Douglas' drug store will be promptly filled. RAILWAY RESUME. A new stating case has been put in place at the express office, which adds to the facility with which the railway mail is handled. Owing to the falling pff in busi ness a couple of men were dropped from the car repairing gang, one each from the day and night force. The 686 was held in last week to receive a. new coat of paint and some light repairs. The 692 was similarly treated, as was also the 1205. A number of cars of fruit and potatoes were stored in the round house stalls last Thursday and Friday. The arctic weather made this necessary. The 632 in custody of Gus Norton blew out a stay bolt and a mud ring rivet Sunday while going west on No. 19, and was compelled to return to this city for repairs. The use of the Sidney switch en gine has been discontinued of nights, and now the road .men have one continual round of pleasure in getting their trains made up. George Weingand how many of you know him? commonly called "Fred," has been compelled to dis continue work for several days past on account of an attack of erve sipelas. Tommy McGovern says the steam guage upon one. of the big station ary boilers froze up Friday with ninety pounds of steam thereon. This is equal to the airbrake super intendent's story of the freezing of an air-pump on a locomotive July 4th. The 838 has gone into the back shop for an overhauling and W. J. Stuart has been assigned the 821 in her place. The short-coupled fire man appreciates the change from the long deck, and has temporarily dispensed with the use of his roller skates. Some changes will take place in the gang around the telegraph office to-night. Bob Finney, who lias filled the position of train crew caller for several months past, has taken the job of engine herding, and John Baker takes the place made vacant by this change. Engine 773 was turned out of the back shop yesterday after having received a new fire-box and a gen eral overhauling. She was fitted out with asbestos lagging and all modern improvements,, and Hi Smith should be as happy as a boy with his first pair of boots. Foreman McCart and force this week begin the erection huge ice-house 125x35 feet in on the south side of the main near the west section house, south passing track has will of a size line The been lengthened out accordingly. Some persons are exercised over the fear that the company may attempt to close another street crossing. Engine 1309 passed through the city Saturday en route for Omaha. She is of the mogul type for use on the heavier mountain grades of the Wyomingdivision, and it is said had just been overhauled in Omaha in eleven days from the time she was taken into the shops. Pro portionately to the number of men and appliances this is not equal to the North Platte gait. A few days ago Mrs. E. Otten purchased the C. H. Stamp in terest in the shoe store, and the business will be conducted at the old stand as usual. The members of Rev. Hard- away's congregation tendered that gentleman a pleasant little dona tion and surprise party at the M. E. parsonage last night. Dull times do not affect busi ness at Doc Sizemore's barber shop; in fact they increase his business, for people naturally desire the best service for their money, hence they patronize Doc. The members of Tate lodge. A. O. U. W., held a pleasant little sociable last night at their hall. A fine luncheon was served to those parties who desired, that were at tending the Wheel Men's ball. D. W. Baker, J. W. Alexander and Commissioner Diehl were among tnose wno dropped in on The Tribune this morning and planked down the cash for the semi weekly. Others might follow their example with profit. Quite a number of young folks enjoyed a pleasant evening at the home of Miss Ruth Patterson Sat urday evening, the affair being given as a compliment to Miss Berenice Searle, who has been visit ing in town for a week. When Buying Minneapolis FLOUBj Why not get the BEST?; Washburn's Superlative Has no superior no equal. It is the result of studied im?; ;. provement in milling machinery the product of the hard, excellent wheat of the north. If you are not using the Washburn Flour, try it. , It is sold by JOHN HERROD, SOLE AGENT. GEO. W. DILLARDr- PROPRIETOR OF THE ; PIONEER COAL YARDS. -ALL KINDS OF- Anthracite and Bituminous Coal . . Always on hand. Your patronage respectfully solicited! Orders for coal left at Douglass' Drug Store on Spruce street will be promptly filled. - The Misses Brunk were the recipients of bicycles on Christmas day from admiring friends; but as the machines are constructed of wood, the gifts were of course pre sented in the way of a joke. Hon. John Eitzgerald, of Lin coln, died at his home in that city on Sunday morning. He was a large railroad contractor, had accu mulated a comfortable fortune, and was of great benefit to the business interests of Nebraska. A. F. Streitz lias recently pur chased 160 acres of laud along the south side ditch in Mylander pre cinct. Mr. Streitz realizes that real estate in that section is bound to take an upward sliQot, hence in vested in advance of the boom. Watch and wait for the an nouncement of Great Clear ance Sale to take place at the FAIR STORE in the near future. Amelia Bloomer, the originator of the feminine costume' bearing that name, died at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, last Sunday morning. She was an active tem perance worker for many years, hav ing been born in 1818. During her declining years she had- the pleas ure of seeing a modified form of her garment adopted by the fin de siecle bicyclienne. Major A. M. Dill paid his re spects to The Tribune this morn-, ing, as has been his custom reg ularly for ten years past. Though he passed the seventy-first milestone on life's pathway several weeks ago, the Major is hale, hearty, jovial and always ready for three squares a day. That he may be able to con tinue his New Year calls for many years to corae is the wish of The Tribune. Charley's Aunt. After announced successes in London, New York, Boston and various other places, "Charley's Aunt" will be presented at Lloyd's opera house, January 3d, 1895. The principal personages figur ing- in tlie larce are tnree college boys, of whom two, Jack Chesney and Charley Wykeham are in love, one with the niece, the other with the ward of an avaricious solicitor. In order to induce the young ladies to take tea with them at the college the young men send invitations to the young ladies to take tea with "Charley's Aunt," who is expected to arrive at Oxford that day. On the non-appearance of the aunt, the other collegian, Lord Fancourt Babberly is persuaded to imperson ate that relative who has never been seen in Oxford even by her nephew The aunt being reputed a million aire, the masquerader receives gal lant attentions from the solicitor and from Sir Francis Chesney, the father of Jack. Of course the affair is complicated by the later arrival of the real aunt, accompanied by a ward who is a former sweetheart of Lord Fancourt. In trying to carry out the part of "Charley's Aunt" on such short notice and without any previous instruction, and being further embarrassed by the pres ence of the real aunt's ward and by the attentions of the two elderly suitors, Lord Fancourt involves himself and his friends in the most ridiculous position until the whole story is straightened out in the third act. Many of the situations are obviously forced; much of the fun is little better than horse play, but the play has a number of really strong and humorous scenes; Do not miss seeing it. WHAT DOES IT MKAN; Fact er Fiction About Two Great Falr.'fr Awards, A newspaper paragraph de-v nounces as "false" the claim ot a baking powder company to an award at the World's Fair. Whom can it mean? Certainly not Dr. Price's. Why? Because, as the records show. Dr. Price's exhibited, competed and re ceived the highest award, both at Chicago and the California: Mid- " winter Fair. The award in Cali fornia included Gold Medal. The official examiners pronounced it the strongest, the purest, the most wholesome and efficient of all the baking powders. Its title to con fidence is unquestioned. ' Can it be the manufacturers of a New York powder, fictitiously labelled "absolutely pure" who are making "false" claims? That would be strange indeed, inasmuch , . as they were not even considered in the awards. Was it ammonia in the New York fi powder that prevented its makers from competing? If not what? BRADY BRESis. S. W. Clapp went to North Platte' Thursday on business for the Farmers' Ditch and Canal Co. R. P. Wissler, Geo. Mitchell, G. W. Parsons and G. D. Mathewson visited North Platte, Saturday. Linn Mathewson spent the latter part of the week with friends in North Platte. A joint debate .between the L. L. A. of North Platte and the Athen ians or this place, will be held at Brady on Saturday, Jan'y 12. Scarcely a day passes butadozen or more teams from the northern part of the county don't, pass throV town on their way to the islands to secure a little brush for fuel. Miss Ivah Giffin left Monday for Tarkeo, Mo., waerc she will attend school. Al Crawford while hunting on the islands succeeded-in killing a large deer, which weighed something over 100 pounds when dressed. The dance given by the Globe hotel on New Year's eve was largely attended by the young folks from far and near. An enjoyable time is reported by those who were present. The correspondent of the Era at this place came out in last week's ' paper with a criticism" on the prin cipal of the Brady schools for not taking part in the Christmas tree doings held in the primary room on the-Friday afternoon before Christ mas. Now we see no reason why the higher room should have lost a half day's school to see a few sugar plums distributed among the pupils of the kindergarten department, It may have been very interesting to the said correspondent, but what pleases one don't always please anr other. Wiggins. i "Buffalo Bill's Wild West will be mostly on wheels next year," ventured Hon. George T. Beck, of Sheridan, Wyo., to an Omaha Bee man "Nate Salisbury will run an extensive aquatic show, or water carnival at Ambrose Park, Brook lyn, while Colonel Cody, with Mr. Bailey, will take to the road. They have had forty-two cars and four engines built to transport the show, and it will travel all over the coun try giving exhibitions. None of the Indians wanted to remain at Brook lyn to participate in the aquatic features under Mr. Salisbury. An Indian has a natural in-born preju dice against water." The Nebraska house opened its lunch counter to-day with a mag nificent spread. Fine meals are now a leading feature of both the hotel and short order counter.