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THE KORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUUE: FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 1, 1835.
smi Exclusively to tfe
Over Twenty-One Million People
r, "tthitWorid Fair Grounds
Universallv aceestea a tte
Leading Fine coffee of tfct World.
Soils tlie above Coffee
together with a complete line of
SMilll NOT GROCERIES.
Prices Always Eeasonable.
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Paid For Country Produce.
THE BEST MADE.
The Model doing House,
SOLE AGENT FOR
U m. Bailey transacted business at
North Tlatte Thursday.
Wm. Beatty is attending court at
Xorth Platte this week.
A. Decker returned from the east
Dr. Smith was up from Gothenburg
Weduesday attending John Spick's
Li. Mullen left for California Thurs
day morning, whero ho will seek em
ployment. Chas. Syferth was down on his semi
monthly visit the last of the week. It
is said that while he was tryinir to
mount his horse from the wrong 6ide
out by theBucktill school house, he
received a touch of high life, the horse
dumping him off on his head in the
most approved style. The horse then
walked leisurely back to town leaving
Charley gazing sadly on the remains of
his beloved hat.
Mr. Moore has decided tocontiuue his
siuging class three weeks longer.
Kov. Thurqer, of Paxton, was in town
L. C. Stockton and Myrtle Gibbeus of
Sidney, are guests of J. K. Stockton this
E. Li. Mathewson closed his school in
district No. G on Thursday.
Work lias been resumed on the South
Mr. Larson, of North Platte, was in
It is reported that Frank Martin has
purchased an interest iu the Globe hotel.
1 will sell a large portion of my
household furniture, incl u d i n g
lounge, chairs, bed, stove, etc., very
cheap. D. R. MUNRO,
East Second St., next door to
For Sale or Trade,
The White Elephant barn. Also
several vacant lots. Will trade for
ditch or hay land, or cattle. The
above property is clear of incum
brance. Inquire of
J. R. BANGS.
POE SALE OE TEADE
For sale or trade, for horses or
cattle at a reasonable price, a five
year old registered Percheron Nor
man stallion, nearly black in color.
North Platte, Nebraska.
Shoes at half price. A large
assortment of good goods. Buy
them quick and save half your
money. Ottex's Shoe Store.
Did you ever have a job done at
C. Newman's shoe shop. If not come
and try him. Shoes and boots made
to order. All kinds ot Repairing a
specialty. Spruce street., opposite
Dr. Dick's drug store.
In searcli of a good cigar
will always find it at J. t.
F. Schmalzried's. Try
-them and judge.
All accounts due H. Otten &
Co. are payable at Ottcn's Shoe
Store. The firm having dissolved,
a settlement is urgently requested,
that books may be balanced.
Ftf H. Otten.
There is no finer agricultural sec
tiou in all this broad western coun
try than can be found jn the vicinity
of the beautiful little town o"f
"Wheatland. Wyoming, ninetv-six
miles north of Cheyenne. Immense
crops, never failing supply of water,
rich land, and great agricultural
resources. Magnificent farms to be
had for little money. Reached via
the Union Pacific System.
E. L. Lomax, j
Gen'l Pass, and Ticket Agent, j
Note the first three days.
Teeth inserted without plates
at Br. Morrill's.
Invitations are out for a birth
day party to-morrow for Miss Iv'
A couple of undeveloped sensa
tions are in process of formulation
which may astonish the public.
Locksmith Lemasters is en
gaged this week in doing some fine
work upon the Cody family safe.
Tift Bros, are ditching upon the
Birdwo'od irrigation canal up in the
vicinity of the diamond ranch.
This forenoon the legisla
ture has up for discussion a bill
appropriating $200,000 additional
for drouth-sufferers in this part of
A full set of teeth made in one
da' at Dr. Morrill's.
According to the Kearney Hub:
"F. H. Ormsby and Miss Leona
Offil were united in marriage Sun
day by Rev. MacAdam, of Grand
of Grand Island."
The fellow who is posing as the
editor of the Era at no time has a
head sufticientlv level and accurate
enough to discover when anything
is in line, or he would immediately
proceed to mend his ways.
H. M. Appleford was in town
yesterday obtaining the plans and
specifications for the head-gate of
his new irrigation ditch. He will
immediately put it in place as soon
as the stage of the water in the
river will permit.
A' S. Baldwin gave a "stag
party" Wednesday evening at his
residence to the presiding district
judge and the members of the local
bar. There is no class of people on
earth who can better enjoy them
selves than lawyers.
Dancing school tonight and to
morrow night at the First Nation
al bank hall for advanced class and
beginners respective!', ladies and
gentlemen. Term of six lessons,
$2.50. Children's class Saturday
single lessons 2c
One of the trial juries was taken
to jail this morning. This action
was not because of contempt of
court, but because of insufficient
room for them at the courthouse as
another jury was out at the same
time, with good prospects for a
third being in the same condition.
A car load of portable property
belonging to A. H. Frame arrived
in this city yesterday, and that
gentleman will take up his resi
dence upon Wm. Connors' ditch
farm. His former abode was near
Lodge Pole, and he was at one time
a commissioner for Cheyenne
Kearnej- is agitating the ques
tion of a committee of fifty busi
ness men to reform her municipal
affairs. Some months ago when
the Kearnej gait was at its top
speed she would have been content
with nothing short of 100 for this
purpose, like Philadelphia's famous
committee of 100.
Yes, The Tribune is sufficient
ly patriotic to desire the Telegraph
to publish the city "ordinances, as it
is a question whether it does not
have a contract to do so, rather than
see the taxpayers of North Platte
mulct into a damage suit. Tlie Era
idea is "d - the taxpayers so long
as I am permitted to hang on to the
In connection with his other
duties Fred Hanlon, bridge watch
man now keeps a daily record of
the stage of the river as shown by
a river gage put upon the bridge
by order of the government authori
ties at Washington. With the
data thus secured upon which irri
gation engineers may figure as to
the capabilities of the Platte river.
A populist's highest idea ot good
government is that which will fur
nish the most offices for perspiring
statesmen, hence the Era's objec
tion to The Trihuxk favoring the
abolition of the unconstitutionally
created office of state oil inspector.
Had the brute the understanding ot
the highest order of creation, and
read the article in question with
proper understanding it would have
discovered that it took no cojrni
zauce of whatever political partv
might be temporarily in power.
iunuauiittuuri nas ieen in
session this week with Judge Sin
clair presiding. The case of the
State vs. F. M. Heck, charged with
the larceny of a heifer, occupied
the attention of the court for the
first of the week, and it was sent
to the jury about ten o'clock Tues
day night, and there it hangs. The
case of the .State vs. Shick and
Bailey, cattle stealing, then came
up and it was given to the jury
yesterda-, who are still deliberat
ing upon their verdict. The case
of the State vs. John J. Bcrger,
charged with perniciously peddling
pole-cat perfume, was next taken
up and jury empannelledjind the
trial begun this morning.
Mrs. J. C. McCullough, of Max
well, was in town yesterday having
dental work done at Dr. F. J, Mor
rill's. The North Platte roller mills
now sports a bran new spring
smoke-stack which much improves
the draught of the boiler.
Lincoln county officers are on
the look-out for a couple of fellows,
residents of this count', who are
said to be implicated in the Gothen
burg seduction case.
Join the dancing class tonight
and learn the late society dances.
Instruction work only. Select in
ever' particular and open to ladies
and gentlemen. Tonight at S.
W. B. Rector captured and had
on exhibition Wednesday three
young grasshoppers which were as
lively and ready for business as if
they had been hatched in August.
James C. infant son,
months, of Mr. and Mrs.
Hassinger, died of heart failure last
week at Santa Monica, Cal
and McPherson county papers
The deputy revenue collector
for this district is expected here to
day, when it is said some interest
ing developments may be expected
in regard to the skipping cigarmak
It is said the Keith irrigation
ditch east of the railroad bridge is
causing the Union Pacific company
considerable trouble'just at present,
owing to the high stage of the river.
Slow orders have been given the
The Rebekah lodge in this city
will give a little sociable to its
members to-night at Odd Fellows'
hall wherein social games, literary
and musical exercises, and refresh
ments will be the principal features
of the evening.
Last Saturday evening C. W.
Burklund replevined the Hostetter
stock at Sutherland from the North
Platte National bank, and now has
possession of the same. Some very
interesting litigation promises to
grow out of this transaction.
1. F. Schmalzried manufactured
some cigars recently for parties out
of tobacco grown up along the old
irrigation ditch. Smokers who
used them expressed themselves as
about as well satisfied with the
product as they are with an ordi
nary nickel cigar.
While at the sociable Tuesday
evening at the residence of W. H.
McDonald Miss Anna Goslec was
seized with an attack of illness and
was only able to reach home with
assistance. Since that time, how
ever, she has improved and is no
longer considered in any danger.
The wife of Superintendent
Jas. T. Mallalieu of the state re
form school af Kearney, died sud
denly at that institution Wednes
day morning of peritonitis. The
deceased and her husband had many
friends in this city who will be
shocked to learn of her untimely
W. L. Park has commenced to
get the ground in condition for
planting his twenty eight-acre or
chard, containing 15,000 trees, on
his farm under the old irrigation
ditch. This move of the above
gentleman will be watched with a
great deal of interest by the people
of this locality, and when he de
monstrates its success his example
will be largely imitated by our citi
zens. Here's hoping that this
gentleman who has- the nerve to
invest his capital in this untired
experiment may be rewarded by an
abundant financial profit.
Mayor VonGoetz occupies the
same position this spring that he
did last year in regard to the mayor
alty. If the people wish him to
serve in this capacity they must
first elect him to the -position. In
tne year past ne nas maae so capa
ble and acceptable an official that
The Tribune would be pleased to
see him re-elected to the posi
tion. He is thoroughly in favor of
retrenchment of official salaries at
the present time until the city is
free from indebtedness, and economv
in municipal affairs until that
period. We move his re-election bv
I. A. Fort will give some good
reliable man a position under the
federal government from about
May the 1st until Sept. 1st. The
salary will be but trifling, but the
purpose is a very commendable one,
and the matter should be taken in
To the Graduating Class of '95 I will give as a prize a
15.00 Diamond Ring to the one who will write the best "ad"
for this space advertising my store and goods; each ad to be
in this space, until all have been published. A committee of
three business men will be appointed to judge who is entitled
to the prize. All must be-handed in by March nth. Call
at the store for instructions. Ring will be placed in window.
. CLINTON, THE JEWELER.
charge by some one who is suffi
ciently interested, and has the wel
fare of the country at heart. If
consists in simply taking a daily
twelve-inch sample of soil in a brass
tube and forwarding it to the Agri
cultural department at Wasington
for examination as to its moisture.
In this county two samples will be
taken daily, one within the irrigat
ed district, and one outside thereof.
Mr. Fort has a circular containing
instructions as to how to take the
samples, and to him you should ap
ply for the position. To be sure
the pay is but fifteen cents per day.
yet the work can be performed in a
couple of minutes.
The select dancing party Tues
day night at theopefa house under
the direction of 'h: ' Seymour Stuff
was a very enjoyable affair although
it was not so largely patronized as
its merits deserved. 'Those present
unite in saying that it was an ex
ceedingly pleasant evening's happi
ness. There were. f four homestead
entries made Monday in the local
land office, which would indicate
that there are persons who have
not lost faith in the ultimate pros
perity of this country. With a
favorable crop season this year
their number will be largely in
Yesterday afternoon Judge Ray
married James W. Long to Miss
Sarah F. Smithpeter, both of Ante
lope precinct. The groom was a
a trifle jealous when, his honor
greeted the bride with a judicial
kiss, and said: "Well Judge I don't
just like that." However, the court
overruled his objection and indulged
in his usual oscillatory exercise.
The Kearney common council
is considering the- proposition to
reduce the salaries of its own mem
bers and the mayor 66 2 j per cent.
This would be an excellent idea for
North Platte to adopt, and also the
plan of only holding monthly coun
cil meetings: but there is not a
member of the present council bold
enough to father the plan.
As was anticipated observer
Piercy scored a "scoop" upon the
Methodist brethren by getting a
fine rain in on time. Monday night.
Many old inhabitants scarcely
recognized the moisture as it fell
from the skies and regarded it as
more or less of a phenomenon. It
is said the rain fall was about
three-fourths of an inch in depth.
Yesterday the county commis
sioners were discussing the ques
tion of procuring. .a water right
from the South Side Irrigation Co.,
and give, county paupers an oppor
tunity to work out. the same. This
would be a, movejtihe right direc
tion, as yith a vater right and a
good manager in, charge the county
farm could be made self-sustaining
if not a slight source of revenue to
to the county instead of a continua
item of expense: (
The Kearney.. Hub, in accord
ance with an expression of the state
press association, has began the
practice of charging for the publica
tion of resolutions of respect, cards
of thanks, etc. This custom was
commenced some three months ago
by the North Platte papers, and it
works very satisfactory. This is
class 01 matter wincn is not news.
ana in a town with, as many civic
societies as North Platte it becomes
a serious infringement upon space
which could be utilized for a more
One day the first of the week a
farmer had some blankets stolen
from his wagon, which he had left
in the open space east of McDonald's
store. He procured 'a search war
rant and had the premises west of
Dick's drug store searched bv the
deputy sheriff and himself, but
failed to find his property therein
A short time after one of the miss
ing blankets was found in the
street in front of the house, and one
in the alley at the rear. Each was
so torn as to be worthless. A
negress, a mulatto wench, ana a
white female were occupying the
place, and from the language and
actions used while the officer was
making the searcli he judged them
to be a hard lot. and one which
should be promptly rooted out by
the city authorities.
On Tuesday evening Judge Sin
clair impressed ijpon the large aud
ience in the court-room a valuable
lesson in court ethics. At a flatu
lent period of one of the attorneys
the assemblage evinced its feeling
by applauding. '"Ladies and gen-!
tlemen, this is not a political meet
ing and you imist.Vefrain from ap
plauding.. Mr. Sheriff, you will
watch and bnmr before thr- h:ir of
this court any one making a noise,"
quothjiis honor, and it was laugh
able to see the way in which the
boisterously disposed subsided.
Such ebullitions are entirely out of
place in a court room, as they fre
quently more strongly prejudice a
jury than do the efforts of the most
astute lawyer, for the reason that
the fellow who is serving his coun
try iu the box when such an out
burst occurs, thinks the latter has
made a particularly strong point;
which becomes impressed upon his
memory, and for the time being,
at least, he forgets that it is not
sworn evidence which he has heard,
but the specious pleadings of a
j lawyer for his client."
GES. JOHN M. THAYER
will deliver a lecture on
&J. S. GRKNT
At Keith's Hall,
THIS FRIDAY EVENING,
At Eight O'clock.
ADMISSION 25 CENTS.
Proceeds for the benefit of Stephen
A. Douglas Post.
Warren Lloyd visited Omaha the
first of the Aveek.
Lester Fells went to Omaha on
E. M. Searle, of Ogalalla, was a
North Platte visitor yesterday.
E. B. Gibbs returned yesterday
morning from a trip to Omaha.
F. G. Hamer. of Kearney, was in
the city on business Wednesday.
Mrs. Julius Pizer returned yester
day morning from a visit to Denver.
Samuel and Edgar Donehower
went to Omaha Wednesday morn-
Miss Laing came up from Omaha
Friday to visit Mrs. Lou Farring
ton. Mrs. M. K. Barntun went to
Cheyenne last night for a brief
Frank Mooney was called to
testify in a case at Lexington Wednesday.
E. F. Seebergcr- returned Wed
nesday morning from his visit to
Gen. John M. Thayer and deputy
secretary of state John E. Evans
arrived this morning.
Mrs. C. L.
George were east
Black and Master
on No. 2 this
Mrs. II. J. Clark-
had been visiting
W. W. White and wife left Tues
day night for Appleton, Wis., for a
visit with E. M. Standard.
G. A. Kocken, of Rawlins. Wyo..
was in the city the first of the week
proving up on his timber claim.
Col. W. F. Cody and Mrs. II. S.
Boal are expected to reach this
city next Sunday or Monday even
ing. Miss M. E. Hosford went to Yro-
man yesterday morning on train
No. 2 to visit the school at that
F. M. Somers
sional call to McPherson
left Tuesday night
Germany, to visit
also transact some
in response to a
V hurried profes-
Sunday night, returning home the
middle of the week.
The car men iced the first car of
the season this morning. It was a
car load ol fresh salmon en route
east from Oregon.
Business on the road still con
tinues to improve, and it is a good
guess that before many weeks more
it will be as good as it is ordinarily
at this season of the year.
Machinist Munro is making prep
arations tp remove his family to
Shoshone, as he owns property
there and can live as cheaply there
as here, while waiting for business
to brighten up.
The S27 will be out of the back-
shop in a day or so where she has
ceived a general overhauling and
new fire box. and of course
Charley Ell and Joe Murphy will be
as proud of her as a boy is of his
first pair of boots.
York Hinmau is now the happy
dad of a new boy baby who arrived
Clinton's prize contest for the
graduating class of the High school
'is attracting considerable attention
from the youth, and a spirited
rivalry may be expected.
The high water in the North
river is causing the irrigation ditch
companies who have head-gates
therein a great deal of trouble.
The structure belonging to the
North Platte Land and Water Co.
is in danger of being badly damaged
by the gorging of the ice thereon.
A portion of the waste-way has
JUMP AT THIS ! SOMEBODY !
And jump quick. No need to jump
high, the prices are low. A nice,
new and endless variety of Shoes,
Slippers, Oxfords, etc., in all the
different styles and varieties.
Style right! Stock right!
cry thing right!
One, Two, Three, Jump!
RICHARDS BROS. THE FAIR.
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.
: : : 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.
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HARRINGTON & TOBIN,
SOLE AGENTS TOR
Pillsbury's Best Flour.
Also Dealers iu
GROCERIES, FEED, SEED, HAY.
ALFALFA, SEED POTATOES AND SEED OATS.
We Solicit Your Tmdo.
The Big Foui Alfalfa, Potatoes, Corn and Hay will
make this country prosperous. Buy your seeds
of Harrington & Tobin. We are here to stay.
last o letters remaining uncalled for
in the post oilice at North Platte, Neb.,
for the week ending March 1, 1895.
Shaw. E M Votes, I
Wood, M V
Elliott. Mrs May Manger, Mrs Beckv
Wilder, Mrs C F
Persons calling for above will please say
"advertised." M. W. Claib, PoBtmwter
The following- data for the
month of March, past time, is com
piled from the records of the loca
signal omce dv the observer anu
may be an index as to what is in
store for us next month: Normal
temperature 35 degrees; warmest
March was that of 1878. with an
average ot 45 degrees; the coldest
was that of 1888. with an average
of 27 degrees; highest temperature
was 86 dejrrees on March 27, 1889:
lowest temperature was March 14.
1880, with a record of 21 decrees
below zero; average date on which
first killinir frost occurred in aut-
umn Sept. 29; average date for last
killing- frost in spring occurred May
8th: average monthly precipitation
has been .79 inches: average num
ber of days with .01 of an inch or
more, 6; greatest monthly precipita
tion was in 1891, with a record of
2.91 inches; the least precipitation
was in 1882 with a record of .04
inches; greatest precipitation for
any one twenty-four hours was 1.16
inches on March 28 and 29, 1891;
greatest snow fall for one twenty
four hours was 12 inches on March
29, 1891; average number of clear
days, 9; partly cloudg- days, 14;
cloudy days, 8; prevailing- winds
from northwest; highest velocity
was 66 miles per hour from the
northwest on March 2, 187S.
Ottcn's Shoe Store.
That there will be an
irrigation campaig-n inaugurated in
the east can be seen by the following-
extract taken from a letter re
ceived 6y I. A. Fort from the pub
lisher of the Irrig-ation Age, of
Chicago: "It may interest you to
know that Mr. Smythe is now in
the city arranging- plans for his
lecture campaign with every pros
pect of being- highly successful.
His work in the east resulted as
favorably as could be expected, and
he succeeded in interesting- many
prominent people of Boston, including-
Dr. Edward Everett Hale, who
presided at some of the meetings.
and who now has charge of the
arrangements for other meetintrs to
be held in the near future. The
eastern papers, devoted much space
to Mr. Smythe and his plans. The
leading- magazines have also taken
up the work, and articles will begin
to appear in the Century, as well
as others, within a short time. All
of this work on Mr. Smythe's part
can but result greatly to the benefit
to the entire west, and we are look
ing forward to the present year as
one that will show a notable pro
gress in irrigation sentiment. Hop
ing to hear from you again soon, we
remain, Yours very truly.
G. E. Girling, Ass't Mgr.
Geo. Grady has moved out of
the Dave Scott property in the
Third ward, and has become a resi
dent of the First.
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