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THE .NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRMJiNE: FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 180J.
Served Exclusively to ths
Over Twenty-One Million People
r.aimi&World's Fair Grounds
Universally accepteo as the
Sells tlie above Coffee
together with a complete line of
STAPLE A! HOT BIIISD1B.
Prices Always Seasonable.
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Paid For Country Produce.
The local laud officers are complain
ing somewhat in regard to the way in
which eoveral partie6 who have mado
linal proof and whose patents have been
received from the government, after
having been properly notified thereof,
allow them to accumulate in the office.
3Iauy do this under tho mistaken uo
tiou that by doing so their land will es
cape taxation. This is erroneous, as
tho local officers each year notify tho
Kocretary of state, who in turn notifies
tho county clerk, of all patented lands,
and tht same are then listed for taxa
tion. Should these patents bo destroyed
by lire or lost it would put the party
owning the land to some trouble to se
cure a duplicate.
List of letters remaining uncftlled for
in the post office at North Platte, Neb.,
for the week ending Jan. 21, 1815.
Allen. .James Jahliu, Aaron
lirannan. Robt E Jenkins. Henry
Eaton. JasM Riefarg,AJ
Allison, Mrs J H
Persons calling forabove will please say
"advertised." M. V. Cun;. Postmaster
In search of a good cigar
will always find it at J.
F. Schmalzriecrs. Try
them and nidge.
Write T. P. Gordon, St. Joseph.
Mo., for prices on all kinds of
Grain and ship him your Live
Studebaker Vagons at
Hershey & Co's.
TIMBER CULTURE, - INAL PROOF
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
United States Land Otlice,
North PJatte, Neb., Jnn'y 21, lS'X,. )
Notice is hereby given that Saraii I.
McConnel has filed notice of intention
to make final proof before tho Register
and Receiver at their office in North
Platte, Neb., on Monday, the 1th day
of March, IS'J.1, ui timber culture appli
cation No. i;720 for tho north half of
the northwest quarter and the southeast
quarter of tho northwest quarter and
the southwest quarter of the northeast
quarter of section 17, in township 10 N,
range V1 V-
t?ho names as witnesses: S. M. Cus
sins and Jacob E. Cussins, of North
Platte, Neb., and Walter Gartrell and
John F. Brittou, of Somerset, Neb.
y2j John F. Hinman. Register.
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?
For information regard- j
ling the Great Irrigation 5
I Belt of Lincoln Co., write 1
I theLincoln Co. Immigra-j
ition Association, North I
j: Platte, Nebraska.
Quite a number of Lincoln
county citizens are expecting- to go
to Lincoln in a short time in the
effort to promote irrigation inter
ests before the iegislature.
We are informed that MePher
son county is getting surfeited with
relief supplies, and it is said will
order all consignments turned over
to the people of Logan county.
E. F. Seeberger sold a fine
tract of ditch laud on Tuesday to a
Mr. Forrest, who has lately been
visiting AYm. Connors. "Tib thus
that people demonstate their faith
About one of the proudest
marks of appreciation which it was
possible to bestow upon Win. Whit
lock is the fact that this week he
was elected president of the Grand
Island gold cure club.
James J. Wilson, of this city,
has been granted a pension by I.u
cle Sam. He is one of the recently
suspended machinists in the shops
here, and this little stroke of for
tune comes 111 quite opportune.
C. V. Stout is canvassing the
city for a patent five dollar dish
washer. If reports are to be be
lieved that are current in eastern
papers there is but little use for
such an article in western Ne
braska. The senate committee ha fa
vorably reported the bill reimburs
ing Michael Scanlon in the sum of
$200 for the loss sustained by him
through the dishonesty of a receiver
of the North Platte land office a
number of years ago.
Overshoes good and cheap at
Otten's Shoe Store. i- tf
.Mrs. m. Dickinson was ar
rested the first of the week and
brought before justice Peniston
charged with stealing a pair of
shoes from Richards Bros. She
was lined ten dollars and trim-
In The Semi-Weekly
Tribune jets his an-
nouncements before the
people twice a week
isn't that a bio- advan-
tage? As to the num
ber of subscribers
well, advertisers are in
vited to look over the
lists. That's a busi
ness offer, isn't it?
As free transportation could
not be obtained without sending
the supplies through the state re
lief commission, the World-Herald
sent its contribution of SSO in cash
to G. W . Dillard who is distribut
ing it to the needy ones.
When a half dozen barrels and
boxes of relief arrive at the freight
house with a transportation bill of
something over $((), it becomes
questionable whether the contents
are worth the charges or not. This
was the condition of affairs here
one day this week.
Joe Beeler won his case in the
prelim "man- hearing of the state
vs. John J. Berger, charged with
the malicious destruction of prop
erty belonging to-Richards Bros.,
and succeeded in having the ac
eused bound over to the February
term of court, with bail fixed in the
sum of $500.
Shoes at half price. A large
assortment of good goods. Buy
them quick and save half your
money. Otten's Shoe Store.
John Ilinman is now prepared
at the U. S. land office to furnish a
man with a quarter section of land
or with temporally relief in the way
ol shoes or clothing. Some lady
admirer wav down in Maryland
who had seen his name in some pa
per, collected and fowarded him a
barrel containing everything from
a chunk of the driest dried beef to
a pair of eornfield slippers.
Some of our farmers arc con
templating experimenting with the
new forage plant sacaline. which
seems to be on the order of the alfalfa
though growing more luxuriantly,
and producing excellent results. It
is said to require very little mois
ture, growing upon the baldest
mountain peaks as well as in
marshy places. One should be
careful in procuring the seed, as it
is said certain irresponsible seeds
men are selling at fabulous prices
something like alfalfa which is not
the genuine sacaline plant at all.
Send in vour orders to J. Sterling
Morton for a supply.
"Squire Peniston was in a peck of the committee and to allow one-half I
trouble yesterday. A man was J rate in the way of freight in car lots
brought before him charged with
It is said that but very applica
tions for aid are being made in
Cheyenne count. This is a com
Prof. Disraeli is slowly per
fecting arrangements to move his
portable belongings to Grand Junc
tion, Col., to his fruit farm.
Wednesday Butler Buchanan
received for his office a new page
numbering machine which runs up
to 10,000. It will prove a great
Those who fail to attend The
Kirmess" next Tuesday evening
will miss one of the principal enter
tainments of the season, and their
regrets at such failure will be both
loud and deep.
Guy Laing sold a car of horses
on Wednesday of this week which
were shipped from Potter that day
direct to London. Eng. Their
tails were cocked in a style which
would please the eye of the most
fastidious cockney cabman.
A number of the friends of Mrs.
R. R. lline assembled Saturday
night at the family residence and
treated her to a genuine surprise.
It was the occasion of the 54th anni
versary of her birthday. She was
presented with a handsome silver
The monster irrigation flume
west of this city recently put in
place by the South Side Irrigation
Canal Co. will shortly be illustrated
in the Central edition of the Orange
Judd Farmer. This will give the
enterprise a wide aduertisement.
and was obtained by the officers of
the Lincoln County Immigration
Mr. and Mrs. II. V. Hilliker
last evening entertained a number
of young people of the Presbyterian
church in a very pleasant manner.
One of the means provided for en
tertainment was the offering of a
prize to the fellow who could most
artistically trim a lady's hat. This
feat was most successfully accom
plished by, we believe. Asa Searle.
For several days past observer
Piercy has been quietly informing
his inquiring friends that before
the weather would settle we would
probably get some snow. This
morning his words were verified
and almost the whole of the day a
fine drifting snow has been fall
ing. The indications for to-morrow
are warmer and clearing weather.
Many years ago some miles
northwest of this city the remains
of a man named Schwaiger were
discovered. He was returning from
the Black Hills and had been
struck by lightning, The corpse
was brought to this city and in
terred in the North Platte ceme
tery. One day the first of this
week a son of the deceased, who is
living in Grand Island, was in the
city endeavoring to locate the
grave. After this lapse of years
he was unable to accurately obtain
the information he sought. We
believe his father was at one time
employed by the Union Pacific in
the capacity of a conductor.
The new proposition made to
the executive committee of the pro
posed beet sugar factory, according
to B. I. Hinman, was about as fol
lows: The city or local company
was to donate twenty acres of land
to the manufacturing company,
erect suitable buildings for the
manufactory, and guarantee to
raise a certain amount of beets.
Owing to absence of Col. Cody Mr.
Hinman has not yet brought the
matter before the remainder of the
committee, and for the further rea
son that he is waiting "to see what
congress will do." Surely such a
straight-laced democrat is not wait
ing to see if a democratic congress
will enact a bill providing a sugar
bounty. And while recognizin;
the Judge's great executive ability
in getting together a lot of incor
rigible and recalcitrant democrats,
yet he can hardly hope to get
enough of them of the same opinion
to pass an appropriation for a sugar
factory in North Platte. It we de
sire an institution of this kind we
must get a move upon ourselves
and secure it.
On Wednesday the business
men of Wallace held a meeting and
decided to send a committee east
to solicit contributions of seed
grains for feed and sowing. The
B. vv M. railway company has
agreed to furnish transportion for;
SOMETHING IN SILVER
Always makes a pretty and useful present. We have a
nice line of Hair Pins, Side Combs, Collarettes, Muff
Holders, jEmery Balls, Spool Holders, Hat Marks, Coat
Hangers, Slipper Buckles, Garters, Key Rings, Match
Boxes, etc. When you need any little token you can
surely find it at our store.
CLINTON, The Jeweler.
BAKER'S BARN BURNS.
Last night a.' trifle after nine
o'clock a small' boy at some place
west of the Court-house yelled
"fire!" This was the first alarm,
and is the new pia'-s which has been
adopted by the "city since the aboli
tion of the electric system. This
works fairly well,-although during
the present inclement weather there
is dancer of the alarmist contract
iug pneumonia or consumption.
Investigation established the fact
that the barn in the rear of the
premises of D. A. Baker, on west
Third street was in flames. Con
sidering the nature of the alarm
the fire department responded as
quickly as could be expected. Be
fore their arrival the barn across
the alley, belonging to B. I. Hin
man, was also welliu flames and
burning fiercely. "When the boys
were ready to1 throw water it
was found there ;was only do
mestic pressure on the mains,
which was probably, owing to the
dilatoriness with wKich the pump
ing plant was notified of the con
flagration. By the time the proper
pressure was raised there was no
hope of saving the two structures.
and the efforts of thSifiremeu were
directed toward projecting adjoin
The two barns were totally de
stroyed. Mr. Baker succeeded in
getting out his Jiorses and vehicles.
A large amount of baled hay in the
Hinman barn was so damaged by
smoke and flames as to be worth
less. The loss is estimated at
about $1,000. The origin is un
known. Mr. Baker went to the barn
and harnessed a horsey preparatory
to going to his farmi where he
passes most ofuhis time. He led
the animal out to hitch it up and
a moment later, he noticed the fire
in the loft. A stable cfcr seldom
used was iound open, tts giving
rise to the theory 4frat some one
had entered the building and.setrit
on fire. Mr. Baker carried $200 in
surance on the "barn and contents.
One thinghas been demonstrated
by the blaze and that is without a
satisfactory 'fitfe alarm system so
that firemen dar? promptly and ac
curately go US the scene of the
trouble, the boys rjas a rule
work only in a perfunctory and
half-hearted way, and do not enter
into a fire fight with the activity
necessary to promptly smash the
flames into smithereens.
on the aforesaid seed. P. L. Har-!
per was over yesterday to see if the j
county commissioners would be'
able to render assistance in thej
way of paying these tolls. While!
coal from the railway
company. "Hiz zoner" was in a
quandary whether to hear the case
as only a plain justice of the peace,
or put on the frills and style of a
U. S. commissioner.
adopted the latter course he was , exhausted its resources already in
afraid that after binding the man , the way of affording temporary re-
over to the United States district i lief until such time as the leinsln- '
ture would allow it greater latitude
in regard to this subject. What-'
perfectly willing to do so, this an-1
1 t -1.1 1 j i 1 j 1 1 ... . . '
111 case lit . yusL uuuy ueciuea mat it nau about
court in Omaha, after receiving a
reprimand, the latter would be
turned loose penniless to walk
home. This perplexing condition
ever is done in the matter must be
done quickly, as it will not be long
of things is brought about by rea- j until the crop of small grain should
on of the U. P. R'y Co. being at 1 be in the ground. It might be well
present in the hands of the U. S.
for North Platte business men to see '
what can be done in this direction. 1
PERFORMING THE PHCENIX ACT.
Negotiations looking to the re
sumption of business by the North
Platte National Bank have been
nevertheless quietly conducted. Ar
rangements have already been
made with a majority of the stock
holders to make good tiie impair
ment of capital experienced by the
closing of the concern. This has
been brought about by a majority
of the stock consenting to be as
sessed fifty per cent.
The comptroller has also required
that the majority of its deposits be
left undisturbed, for periods of six.
twelve and eighteen months. This
last proposition was- submitted to
the city council last night in regard
to the city funds. All the council
men, with the exception of Herrod,
who was absent, voting in the
affirmative. A similar proposition
will probably be made to the board
of education, regarding the school
funds. The same offer has been
made to the county commissioners
and will probably be acted upon
favorably by them as soon as they
can be convinced of the legality and
wisdom of such action.'
The receiver has not yet arrived
but is expected to do so to-night,
and it is confidently expected that
if no further conditions are imposed
by the comptroller at Washington,
the bank will be able to open its
doors within fifteen or twenty days.
In connection with its many friends j
The Tribune earnestly hopes that
this may prove true,-' and that the
concern will come 'out from the
clouds of adversity and thick dark
ness which once encompassed it.
stronger and more vigorous than
ever through the purification by
fire from which it is now emerging.
- On our first page will be found an
interesting article written by Mrs. An
nie O'Rourke, neo Neary, upon the
"Ideal Young Woman,"' :ind published
in the January number of Word and
Works. The articlo was written in com
petition for a prize, and though it did
not win first premium, it took a second
ary prize. It is contrry to our practice
to publish this class of communications,
but the one mentioned contains many
thoughts worthy of especial attention,
hence its publication.
JACK RYAN SUICIDES
Shortly after the dinner hour
Wednesday our people were thrown
into a state of excitement by the
report that "Jack" Ryan, as he was
familiarly called, had shot himself.
Investigation proved the rumor cor
rect. The deceased was a machin
ist formerly in the employ of the
U. P. R'y Co. here and elsewhere
for a number of years. For some
days past he had not been working,
whether because of the lay-off in
men or of his own volition, we do
not know. The particulars of the
tragedy are about as follows:
During the morning he had not
felt well and did not get out of bed.
His wife was doing the family
washing, and being about to hang
the clothes upon the line to dry.
put the infant baby, a little girl,
in bed with her father for him to
amuse. No sooner had Mr. Ryan
left the house than her husband
drew a 38-caliber revolver which
he had borrowed the day previous
and placing it to his heart pulled
the trigger, and without scarcely a
struggle his soul was launched into
eternity. That the act was pre
meditated is evidenced by the fact
of his having borrowed the revolver.
as he was not in the habit of car
rying weapons, and seemed to be
opposed to this practice. Coroner
Huntington being out of town
Sheriff Miller acted as coroner, and
summoned a jury who arrived at a
verdict in accordance with theabove
facts. The victim was about
thirty years of age and left a
wife and one infant child
to mourn this rash act. He was a
brother of Mrs. Sam"l Grace. He
held a beneficiary certificate for
$1,000 in the A. O." H. which will be
paid to his heirs.
C. L. Adams has the swellest
stoop on his residence in town.
The owners of iceboats in this
city will now launch their vessels
and try their speed. Some of them
it is said will outsail the wind.
Sheriff Miller is circulating in
the southeast part of the county
summoning jurymen for the next
term of district court.
This morning the bondsmen of
the suspended Brady Island bank
paid into the county treasury the
amount of the county funds on de
posit in that institution.
A resolution from Brown county
has been introduced into the legis
lature calling for the deportation
of Mgr. Satolli. After a hearty
laugh it was referred to the com
mittee on resolutions.
A lady's gold watch and chain
was lost on the road to, or on the
ice of the North Platte river. If
the finder of same will leave it at
the U. S. land office or return it to
Maude Hinman a suitable rcyvard
will be paid.
The subject of next Sunday
evening's sermon at the Church of
Our Saviour will be "The Church
in the Middle Ages." It will em
brace the period from the 8th to the
16th century- the growth, zenith
and decline of papal supremacy-.
All accounts due H. Otten &
Co. are payable at Otten's Shoe
Store. The firm having dissolved,
a settlement is urgently requested,
that books may be balanced.
Ftf H. Ottex.
- -Lester Fells' dog. which was
among the missing canines of the
past week, returned to his master
yesterday morning. He had either
learned through these columns that
Lester had on hand a new supply
of soup, or that the poet was about
to turn his muse loose upon him,
hence his return.
Some unregenerate cusses
whose sensibilities of animal suf
lering have become benumbed, have
been in the habit lately of dropping
a small portion of a certain drug
upon innocent and unsuspecting
canines at liberty upon our streets
in order to laugh at their misery.
Sheriff Miller was. compelled to
shoot a dog one day this week in
order to end its anguish.
The democratic Fremont Her
ald sarcastically raises to remark
that if the Omaha "World-Herald
will publish a well written theory
about Mrs. Notson. declaring her
alive, perhaps the Missouri river
will give up its dead," That
Omaha publication scarcely emu
lates old Charley Dana's adage.
"If you see it in the Sun it is so.'
Shoes must walk if there is any
possible way of making them do so
by selling them at low prices.
: : : For Sale : : ;
DITCH :-: FARMS !
One-half mile from North Platte. We will sell you
a farm of any size you may desire.
PRICE $15.00 TO $25.00 PER ACRE.
Terms to suit the purchaser
FRENCH St BALDWIN.
Wmm&v. flouh mil
Why not get the BEST?
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, trv it. It is sold bv
GEO. W. DILLARD,
PROPRIETOR OP TIIE
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 tilled.
Mrs. J. S. Clinton left Wednesday
morning for Nottingham. O.
P. L. Harper, of Wallace, was a
North Platte visitor yesterday.
G. F. Copper, of the Keith Coun
ty News, was a caller at this office
Mrs. Tobias Castor, of Lincoln,
is visiting her sister. Mrs. J. M.
CottoTToYThTs city. T -
Mrs. Alice Fowler returned last
night from her extended visit with
relatives at Boone, Iowa.
"Col." A. J. Sappington.formerly
of this city but now of Keith county,
was a Nortli Platte visitor the lat
ter part of las-t week.
Read Ayer's Almanac, which
your druggist will gadly hand you
and note the wonderful- cures of
rheumatism, catarrh, bcrofula. dys
pepsia, eczema, debility, humors,
and sores, by the use of Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. the only Sarsaparilla
admitted at the World's Fair.
Every Body Likes Thein.
They are the best that is the
remarks made by all that buy their
Shoes of Richards Bros. Words of
praise are heard on every hand, and
there is no question that the people
that read and keep posted fully ap
preciate a good thing when they
Shoes for the feet of North
Platte; easy to wear, easv to buy
at The Fair.
SAVED HIS LIFE
So says Mr. T. M. Reed, a highly
respected Merchant of Mid
dletown, III., of a Young
Man who was supposed
to be In Consumption.
"One of my customers, some Of
years ago, nan a son who had all
the symptoms of consumption.
The usual medicines afforded him
no relief, and he steadily failed
until he was unable to leave his
bed. His mother applied to me
for some remedy ami I recom
mended Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
The young man took it according
to directions, and soon began to
impr-ive until he became well
and . tronr." T. M. Hked, Mid
"Some time aro, I caught a
severe cold, mv throat and lungs
were badly inllamed, and I had a
terrible cough. It was supposed
that I was a victim of rnn;imin-
tion, and my friends had little oi
honttof rpnovprv Hut T hmirrl n O!
bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, oi
iook it, ana was entirely cured.
No doubt, it saved my life."
I. Joxes, Emerts Cove,"Temi.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
Received Highest Awards
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR
! RAILWAY RESUME.
Tom McGloue went to Omaha
Thursday night for a brief visit.
Engine 692 went into the back
shop this morniag to receive an
Eli McCart left Wednesday night
for a brief trip to his farm near
Red Oak. Iowa.
Bob Fulton expects to leave the
the early part.of next week for Lar
amie. where he will resume hisau
ties as extra engineer.
Engine (S3 has been in the back
shop for an overhauling and will be
out in a short time when John Bon
ner will be supremely happy.
Abestos "lagging" is now very
stylish and is being put upon all
passenger engines here, as well as
some of the freight locomotives.
Agent Olds had a great time this
I week collecting the extra doors
j used in coal cars. He collected
j quite a number in spite of the fact
I that kindling is a much wanted ar
! ticle in this country at this season
of the year.
With the new switches and cut-
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ISUS I II LIV JMIL 111 tL L11C CI. dill
of the yards it is almost necessary
for train men to carry a diagram
thereof in order to get along with
out cussing and with contentment
This is the kind of weather that is
good for extra men in the train de
partment. When the mercury drops
down into the bulb, and the wind
gently toys with your Galways, the
"sickness" among regular men is
A report was prevalent here the
middle of tie week that all of the
former North Platte boys now
working in the shops out on the
coast had been summarily dis
charged. At this writing its ac
curacy is not known, although we
can scarcely believe its truthful
ness. A person is prematurely old
when baldness occurs before the
forty-fifth year. Use Hall's Hair
Renewer to keep the scalp healthy
and prevent baldness.
Lou Leonard and Earl Brooks
of North Platte, were guests of
Rev. D. W. Crane over Sunday.
These gentlemen have charge of the
relief store of the M. E. church at
North Platte for this district, do
ing a wholesale and retail business.
I have been a victim to terrible
headaches," writes C. F. Newman.
Dug Spur. Va.. -and have never
found anything to relieve them so
quickly as Ayer's Pills. Since I
began taking this dicine, the at
tacks have been less frequent, till
they have ceased altogether."
500 acres of land under the Farm
ers and Merchants' ditch, only one
mile from town; suitable for garden
farming, beet raising and like pur
poses. A plat of the land can be
seen at Otten's shoe, store. For
prices and other particulars inquire
of B. W. BAKER.
North Platte. Neb.
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