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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH , 1895.
Our Spring stock of Ladies, Misses, Mens,
Boys and Chiklrens'
Shoes and Oxfords
Are now open for the inspection of the public.
ft dan Bros
We have the Latest in Style, the Best in Quality and sell
them at lower prices than any other store in town.
Read this letter showing how strongly these Shoes are
recommended by their celebrated makers?
PORTSMOUTH, OHIO, FEB. 4th, 1S93.
JULIUS PIZER, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.,
Dear Sir Wo have the pleasure of shipping you this day by B. &
O. freight some 788 pairs of Shoes and Oxfords. These we have examined care
fully and pronounce them fully up to our standard in quality of stock and work
manship. Your selection of styles are mostly those which are found the most
popular salo this season through the country. We guarantee every pair of our
shoes to you, so you can guarantee them to your customers. You will find your
iiamo stamped on tho inside of every pair of shoes. Wo solicit a continuance of
your patronage, fully confident that you will recognize in tho merits of these
goods our desire to give you the best possible values for the prices charged.
PADAN BROS. & CO.
The -;- Boston -:- Store,
JULIUS PIZER, PROP.
GEO. W. DILLARD,
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.
RRIGATED FARMS to RENT
FOR PARTICULARS APPLY TO
SUTHERLAND LAND & IRRIGATION CO.
pirst Rational Ban
STORTI-I I-ITTJE, NEB.
M E. M. F. LEFLANCr, Pres't.;
A General Banking Business Transacted.
FINEST SAMPLE E00M 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
aud competent attendants will supply all your wants.
KEITH'S BLOCK, OPPOSITE x'HE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
SOMERSET SNAP SHOTS.
Somerset, Neb. Feb. 27th.
Andrew Latimer and R. S. Fidler
were North Platte visitors last
J. JU. Knowles and wne were in
W. A. and Norman Crandall, of
"Wellfieet, passed through here for
the Platte valley for hay last week,
Old grand-pa Latimer is in rather
poor health this winter.
Andrew Latimer did Wellfieet
James H. Jolliff is
verely with a lame back.
J. H. Knowles and Mr. Sellers
were in North Platte last week.
M. H. McDermott, expects to
place his twin bovs in the care of
his sister at Farnam.
A. H. Mullikin, returned from
the valley after the rain, saying- he
would try farming" the sandhills
Geo. W. Rhodes, and family have
moved in to keep house for M. H.
Will Jones pulled out Monday,
bound for the land of bears and
This locality was visited Monday
afternoon and night by the finest
rain for the time of vear that can
be recalled by the oldest settlers,
.Now look out for the good crops
that are sure to follow. O. I. C.
Did it really rain last Monday or
was it a dream?
G. W. Snvder was a North Platte
visitor last Saturda.
Catholic services were held here
last Saturday, Rev. Father O'Toole
Mr. and Mrs. St. Marie, of Brady
Island, attended our literal society
last Saturday night.
yuite a number ot persons are
complaining of having bad colds.
Mrs. Longpre's baby is on the
Frank Martin, of Bradv Island,
was here last Saturda-.
T. Hanrahan made a trip to the
There was no singing school last
rain, only four of the scholars being
present. Thev will be hoarse for
uur new storekeeper nas a can
ary winch is a beautiful sincrer. On
clear days his singing can be heard
all over Maxwell. He must have
attended singing school.
A large number of persons from
the Island and elsewhere were pres
ent at the dance on the 21st inst.
and everybody had a delightful
time. The music was splendid,
and at midnight the dancers re
paired to the home of Mrs. McNa
mara, where they were served with
a bountiful supper, after partaking
of which they returned to the
school house to dance until the
Why not Have a dance a mas
querade ball on St. Patrick's Eve.
March 17th. There is no reason
why every one can't dance on that
night, and it is generally celebrated
by a dance in other places.
There was a larger number of
persons present at the last meeting
of the literarv society than ever
was here before. I know that I do
not exaggerate when I sav that there
were nearly one hundred in attend
ance. Long planks and boards had
to be carried in for seats, and even
then many had to stand up or sit
down on the floor. The first part
of the programme consisted of reci
tations, reading and songs. The
singing schools sung two songs
namely. "The Spring Time" and
''Good-night," aud received many
compliments for their singing.
The question debated was, "Re
solved, that a man will do more for
fame and honor than he will for
money." It was decided in favor
of the negative of course. The
paper was read by Miss Ellen Mc-
Cullough, George Clark officiated
as president of the literary, as the
real president was absent, and so
feeling happy, as it was thought
it couldn't rain 'in this part any
Mr. and Airs, Brunk came out on
their farm to-day' to' make prepara
tions before moving to the ditch
near Hershey,"" where,, they have
rented a farm.G. Gold wlll.liveon
the farm at this place this Reason.
The sale of the late .C. H.. Lane
came of Saturday the 23d.. As the
terms'off tlie sale were cash, mostly
everything sold pretty- low. v
Miss Lena Crabtree-came. home
from North Platte Saturday. She
will 'commence teaching at the Mc-
Grew school house March 4th.
Mrs. Jane ComDs is now recover-
f 1 f A
ing last irom a sicnness ot two
months duration. Her many friends
wish to see her around soon again.
H. Groat lias rented a tarm near
Hershey. He will take possession
the beginning 'of March.
Art Marr started for Ravenna,
Neb., on Monday, where he intends
to work during the comimr summer.
The new Myrtle school house
will soon be completed if the
weather is favorable to workat it.
It is now receiving a coat of paint
C. E. Diehl was in these parts
The Misses 1 Dolly and Myrtle
Brunk, Katie Crahtree and Mary
Wiberg, who have been attending
school at North Platte, visited their
may friends at Myrtle a few days
last week, returning home on Mon
The Christian Endeavor at White
Plains is increasing in interest
Last Sunday evening the house was
The Misses Crabtree invited
about twenty-young people to their
home Saturday evening. Games
were the feature of the evening and
to say they enjoyed themselves is
putting it very mild. At a season
able time cake and pop-corn was
served which all did justice to; each
one going home feeling as though
the)' had spent a very pleasant and
The literary society held at White
Plains on Friday evenings is still
being carried on with a great deal
of interest. Last Friday evening
the house was filled to the door,
WE PAY CASH 100 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR AND SELL
CHEAPER THAN ANY HOUSE IN THE CITY.
KEMIE'S SLAUGHTER SALE--1895.
THE NEW TARIFF
On All Imported Woolen Goods and Silks
IS IN OPERATION JANUARY 1ST.,
We must close out our stock of nice fine goods and make room for our new stock
under the new tariff regulations. : : : $1.75 Silk Henrietta at $1.10; $1.50 Silk
Henrietta at 85 cts.; $1.00 Henrietta at 65 cts.; $1.25 Bedford Cords at 85 cents; $1.25
French .Serges at 85 cts.; $1.00 French Serges at 05 cts.; all wool li yd. wide S1.25 Broad
Cloth at 75 cts.; 65 ct Flannels, 46 in. wide at 50 cts. : : : In our Shoe department
we offer the choicest line in the west, C. D. and E. widths, in fine new goods. : : :
Call and see for yourself the Wonderful Bargains at Rennie's for January and February in
I895- : : Amoskeag Ginghams at 5 cts. per vard, Lawrence LL Muslin at 4 cts.
per yard, Lonsdale Muslin at 6 cts. per yard, at " RENNIE'S.
I SPRING- IS COMING
AND YOU WILL NEED
STYLISH, NICE FITTING SUIT.
To secure such it is not; necessary to send out of
town, as many men have clone in time past.
j F. J. BROEKER, THE MERCHANT TAILOR,
!5 Is now making; to order Nobby Spring1 Suits as low'
S Twenty-Three Dollars. These' suits are cut from 3
first-class goods, made in an excellent manner, and
jS guaranteed to be a perfect fit. jpj
g ORDERS SOLICITED FROM SURROUNDING TOWNS. j
F. J. BROEKER, MERCHANT TAILOR, NORTH PLATTE. j
because of the The programme waV, well rendered.
The question, -'Redblven;' that the
mental capacity of! the sexes 'are
equal." was well discussed and was
decided in favor of the ladies.'
Commissioner Diehl was at home
a tew davs wast week; c M.
Nichols, Feb. 28, 1895.
Rev. Graves, of North Platte,
will preach at Hershey next Sun
day evening at the usual hour
J. B. McKee, of the hub. visited his
farm yesterday on business Miss
Mary Zook is visitincr her brother
Frank and family at the Platte. .
T. W . Anderson lost a fine brood
mare by death a few days since.
Cause unknown . .. Miss Mvrtle
Brunk. of North Platte, visited" her
sister Mrs. Mattie Gibbens this
week... J. O. Lindh is painting
the Paxio.i & Hershey new tenant
houses W. H. and G. E. Sulli
van tried their newjirrigation pump
this week and it worked like a
charm Hay and -straw in this
yaney is in good demand at pres
ent Parties who kept their pota
toes over winter are not finding a
very ready market for them..
Loren Harrincrton. a liveryman
from Paxton, was in this vicinity
on business a couple of days ago.
J. G. Fecken has been making
some needed repairs upon William
Porter's residence this week AVe
learn that C. B. Merry has eriven up
and will remain
is stated upon
ver3' good .authority that Charles
Richards, of Sutherland, is talk
ing of putting iu a saloon in the
town site building at Hershey,
which is now vacant D. T. Gib
son is moving to hi&'-new home in
Thajer county. 'Mr: and Mrs.
Gibson's many friends in this coun
try greatly regret their departure.
. D. A. Brown and John Pbpham
pulled in from McPhersdn county
his Missouri trip
in Nebraska. . . .It
Snow has his new blacksmith shop
at Hershey about completed
The old ditch has been full of water
lately, caused by a washout at the
headgate The South river has
an unusual long supply of water in
it at present, but it will undoubt
edly be very soon spread out over
the lands in Colorado The Gib
bens hay baling outfit finished bal
ing for Paxton & Hershey the first
of the week and pulled up the line
to Riverside." where thev are
w baling for John Bratt. They
are loading it at Paxton un
Monday night the heaviest rain
that the people in this part of the
state have witnessed in many
months prevailed, penetrating the
dry and parched earth to the depth
of several inches, It put new life in
every thing, and now the horny
handed granger goes at his work
with renewed vigor. Some have
already started the plow Mrs.
Frank Toillion was the victim of a
surprise party on Tuesday by a
number of her relatives and friends
shing in upon her without a
moments warning, with well ladened
baskets, the event being her birth
day anniversary. A pleasant time
is reported by all in attendance
On Wednesday evening about twen
ty-five of Mrs. Jennie Goodwin's
friends and neighbors called upon
her, where the' spent a verj- pleas
ant time in games of various kinds.
until about eleven o'clock, when a
very delicious and palatable repast
was served, to which all did more
than ample justice. Bee, who was
expected home from Carter, Wyo.,
that evening, failed to put in an
appearance, and consequently
missed a good time. All returned
to their respective homes feeling
that they had been well paid for
time spent in lendinsr their pres-
great was the order kept that you Wednesday afternoon'. They re
could hear a pin drop. The next
question to- be debated is, "Re
solved, that the hope of reward is a
greater incentive to action than the
fear of punishment." As the spring
time is approaching, farming will
soon eommence and many will not
have time to attend the literarv.
therefore, while it does continue,
let each one try to be prepared to
perform his part well, and make
the remaining weeks of the literary
joyful affairs to be remembered
with pleasure. Clytie.
Myrtle, Feb. 27, 1895.
Myrtle was favored with a good
rain Monday night. Everyone is
ported everything at the ranch O.
K. Thev expect to return th for.
part of the coming week Osmer
and Will Rew, we are told, will
take tneir departure with their
families for Fort Bridger. Wyo.. in
the near future. Three or four
more families of Swedes arrived
in this country recently from Madi
son county, we are informed, who
will take up their residence with
the Swede colour on Pnvton x
Feb. 26 Claim of Wm. Grady
salary $60, W. C. Pitt, board 3.50,
Wm. Beatty special committee 3.00,
general fund. Bond of John L.
Seeley as road overseer approved.
Final action on road No. 183 taken
highway located as petitioned
IN MEMORY OF MRS. HINMAN.
The Rectory, Church ov
Oswego. N. Y., Feb. 23. '0?.
To Editor oe The Tribune:
DExVR Sir: Will you permit a
former resident of North Platte,
who knows whereof he speaks, to
add his tribute to the sweet memory
of Mrs. John F. Hinman, of whose
falling asleep I have only just been
made aware through your columns?
As the priest under whose spirit
ual direction she was led to place
herself almost unreservedly, I have
of course a knowledge of the depths
of her character that cannot be
communicated to the world, but as
the friend who was privileged to
spend many hours with her in quiet
conversation, and interchange of
ideas, it is open to me to-day that I
never saw clearer evidence of the
workings of the grace of God. This
was the more marked from the
fact that in the earlier days of her
painful illness, and of my efforts to
lead her to put her trust in God.
I she was much inclined to be rebel
lious, but when at length the bar
riers of spiritual pride were broken
down there was never a complaint
more, but only a calm, sweet, pa
tient waiting for Christ. It was
my privilege to convey to her from
time to time the blessed sacrament
of the body and blood of Christ, and
in other ways to refresh her soul.
It was also a great privilege to
watch the development of that soul
in that strength of character and
beauty of holiness that bears such
powerful witness for Christ and
His truth. Day by day iu all these
years the name of Augusta Hin
man has found a place in my
prayers for the sick and afflicted,
side by side with those with whom
I have been more closely connected.
She has entered upon another stage
of her endless life, where freed from
the sufferings of this earthly life.
she can grow in
Feb. 27 Following claims al
lowed on general fund: H. E.
Irwin, clerk in relief store $45: A.
F. Workman blacksmithing 3.75.
Official bond of John Savage over
seer approved. Official bond of
Hershey land James McConahey George Nauman, commissioner of
made a trip down to the VanBrock- soldiers' relief commission ap-
lin ranch this week after a horse proved. Road No. 198 comes, up
for Mrs. L. Strickler. which was for final action and is sranted as
i : vm
being wintered there Ed Wright recom mended by special commis-
has returned froin. the north, side, aioner, Same action taken on road
but his. wife .remained.. ..X. J. No. 174.
purifying influences of that better
land, until with her dear ones, like
wise purified by earth's sorrows and
trials, and the discipline which fol
lows this present life, she may enter
upon the everlasting bliss of heaven.
May she rest in peace, and may we
who remain have irrace to follow
her good example. For the bereaved
husband and motherless child all
our warmest sympathies are awak
ened. May the All Merciful fill
their hearts with His most sweet
Very truly yours,
A, Geo. E. Jenner, Priest
Hershey & Go's.
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OF INTEREST TO IRRIGATORS-
Editor Tribune: For the infor
mation of those persons interested
in the amount of water carried off
by the North Platte river and what
steps, if any, have been taken to
ascertain the discharge of other
streams of the state, I herewitli
offer you the following for publi
cation: Under the sundry civil expense
bill for the year ending June 30th,
1895. tlie amount of S12,500 was ap
propriated for the following item
of expense in connection with the
United States geological survey, i.
e. : "For gauging the streams and
determining the water supply of
the United States, including the
investigation of under-ground cur
rents and artesian wells in the arid
and semi-arid sections." This ap
propriation is ridicuously small.
The importance 'of knowing the
amount of water in the running
streams in that portion of the coun
try dependent upon irrigation is
very great. A few of the states
have ample provisions for obtain
ing this information; others have
none. The-gaging of the streams
in Nebraska has never been regu
larly kept and recorded extending
over any period of time. 'No sys
tematic effort has been made to
ascertain the amount of water
carried each year.
The department of the Uuited
States geological survey above re
ferred to was fortunately placed
under the management of an ex
perienced hydrographer, one who
is in touch with the practical ideas
of the west, and" who understands
the problems presented to the
builders and investors in canals and
the users of water for irrigation.
F. H. Newell who prepared the
census report on agriculture by irri
gation in the western part of the
United States, is economically ex
pending the appropriation. In this
state, at North Platte, he has
arranged to have the North Platte
river measured once each month,
and a gage has been set on the U.T
P. R'y bridge to keep a record of.
the daily rise or fall of the river.
This it is intended to extend over a
period of years, or as long as the
appropriation will enable it to be
done. The gage readings will be
kept by the bridge tender.
The measurements of the river
are taken with extreme care from
actual cross section, and TelnHfv
carefully rated at intervals of twen
By request you may publish the
following: Discharge of North
Platte river Oct. 5th, 1894, 620 cubic
feet per second. Discharge Nor
6th, 1894. 1227.15 cubic feet per
The Frenchman, the Lonps and
other streams are being measured.
Charles P. Ross.
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