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TBE; ArTH PLA?RrEs SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUKE: ;-lBI:.WJfi.Ufl4S-
Sells tlie above Coffee
together with complete line of
Prices Always Seasonable
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Paid For Country Produce.
THE BEST MADE.
The Model Clothing House
SOLE AGENT FOR
-A, W. McKeown k building a com-
modioo addition to his houce oa Sooth
-The sensational story of local interest
is slowly evolving and will prove aig hty
interesting reading when published. 1
-Several tents consigned to Col. W.
F. Cody were received at this station
the first of the week. They were from
-J. W. Campbell was arrested
the complaint of J. C
the special statute of Nebraska covering
the defrauding of a landlord.
-Much amusement was rendered at
the Rebekah sociable, Friday night 'by
the rendition, in costume, of an original
farce prepared by home talent.
-The twin infant sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul G. Meyer died Sunday night..
The parents have the sympathies of
their friends in their sad affliction.
-Many of the leading citizens of
Grand Island are taking steps to reduce
city taxes, xhis would be a good move
for North Platte taxpayers to make.
EL A. Owens, of the Third ward, con-,
Unties to improve in health ard be is
now able to be around the bouse, with
every prospect for his ultimate recovery.
The Scout's Rest ranch will sow
about 1500 pounds of alfalfa seed this
spring. This should give that farm an
excellent start in this popular forage
The condemnation" proceedings yes
terday in the District courtof the South
Side Irrigation Co. in order to secure the
right of way through the land of David
Hunter attracted no little attention.
L. C. Stockton, editor of the Sidney
Poniard, and formerly of this city, has
visited several towns in the Platte valley
with the view of establishing a state
Miller, March 4th, 1895.
The people of Miller precinct seem to I irrigation paper, providing he can secure
be as well and nappy as the rest of man-1 a noerai bonu
kind in this part of, the .wild west, .and
some 6f them are extra happy just now,
namely: Fritz Weinburg, over the arrival
in his family of a fane boy baby. It takes
boys to do the farming on the ditch, and
bo Mr. Weinburg is very well pleased,
and so is Mr. and Mrs. Chaa. Beach, who
have juBt been blessed by the appear
ance at their home of a dear little girl.
She came last Sunday, and Mr, Beach is
doing well and is ss happy as a clam.
We all feel like taking hold of the plow
once more, since the fine rain of last
week. Mr. Neary has just put in some
small grain and the soil turns up nice
up in the sand hills, especially.
Henry Facka is doing some good work
on his ditch, and has blasted out con
siderable stone, which he will use for
fills'in the low places.
Stock seems to be doing very well out
here in spite of shortage of feed, and the
horses that run loose oa tke raaf look
rly as ,wll aaTthase'that aw
on last Friday, March 1st, and the pupils
of the school, assisted by the young peo-.
pie of the neighborhood, gave a very nice
literary entertainment, which was well
attended, and enjoyed by all. Miss
Jennie Hansen, the teacher, is to be
complimented on her success.
Miss Allie Beach is expected home to
day, having closed a six months term of
school in the Simmonds district.
Miss Neary is staying with Mrs. Beach
until Miss Allie Beach gets home.
The Sooth Side irrigation canal looms
up in great shape, and when. the water
comes down we will all be rich and
happy. Country, Cousin .
wnB - . - . - . .
"Buffalo Bill" is the proprietor of a
large irrigated farm near North Platte
this state. It is said to be anideal place
and a source of much profit to the
owner. O'Neill Frontier. :
For Sale or Trade,
The White Elephantbarn. 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.
The lowest temperature iast month
was on the 7th ult, with a record of 23
degrees below zero. There were thir
teen days out of the twenty-eight when
the murcury fell below zero, viz on the
1, 3, 4, 5, G, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, and 15.
In the case in the District court of
Annie Powers vs. Lucy Newton, neoLau-
benheimer, after being out several hours
the jury returned a verdict for the de
fendant, This was a suit involving the
title to some real estate in the south part
of the city.
. I. A. Fort had an article in the last
number of Nebraska Farmer on the
effect of water ia mitigating ..the sun's
heat jumbled up with a discourse upon
itrigation, by a man in another part of
the state. The mixture made a very
Robert Willerton has ' sold his resit
daca,?roMfty ia the Third ward to
The- Tjubcwi: is requested to an
nounce that there will be "a meeting of
the. citjiaena of .Liacoln county in the
court room, to-morrow (Wednesday)
ereniofr, at eight'o'clock, to consider the
matter of securing seed .grain. Every
one interested is urged to be present
Rev. D. W. Crane, of Ogallala, is as
sisting this week in a great religious re
vival at Sidney.
P: Dick, of Sidney, has been graated
a pension by Uncle Sam. This must be
our old. Lincoln county citizen.
A car load, of seed corn has been
received at Lexington for distribution
among the needy old soldiers of Dawson
The last jury case for the present ses
sion of the District. court has been heard,
and the remainder of the term will be
devoted to the equity docket
The Curtis Courier will this week be
published by the ladies of the Lake City
in aid of sweet charity. No doubt cer
tain envious exchanges will claim it is
the best number ever issued from the
-Young Philip Grady got tangled up
in an argument last week with a large
dog while the latter was satisfying the
cravings of his appetite, and Phil's
countenance is not as comely as for
merly, but he knows .more about canine
For the information of the Wallace
Herald, which, appears to think that
there is a "scheme" on foot to bond Lin
coin county for.850,000 for the purpose
of seed grain, we would say that if it is
a "scheme" that it has been'most largely
promoted by populist county officials.
E. Canright has rented the Boyer-
property on West Front street, andwi.ll
move therein the first of the week. Joe'
Weeks is now a resident of the First
ward, havincr moved to John Bratt's
house in Peniston's addition. F.
Wright has also moved from the Second
to the First ward.
The Columbia Dramatic Co. will put
on "Border Land," some time this month
in aid of the immigration association if
Col. Cody is ready to take the part of
the programme assigned to him, for
which he has expressed a willingness. It
is a 6troagly written border drama of
fSt first ad. iorihe Diamond JRing contest will be pub
lished March iath, and one in each succeeding issue
have been orinted. In the meantime 1 wish to call
tentionouV fine stock of Silver Novelties suitable for Easter
-'i T r 1cn vjttv a 1innf Mandolin. "Ranio.
VVC AAvJVf VUiJ w-. j j ,
CLINTON, THE JEWELER.
Yiolinfhnd. Guitar Strings
"Mt ,w -Air
John Keith is authority for the state
ment that the exposed portion of thebig
South Side irrigation flume up near
Sutherland has been carried around to
the south bank of the river. This will,
perhaps, occasion some trouble in re
placing, but the gentlemen interested in
this enterprise are of a character that no
ordinary obstacle will prevent their sur
mounting the same.
The jury in the case of the State vs.
John J. Berger found him guilty as
charged and fixed the value of damages
at fa. .JvokaSiaclairiMBoscd atfina;
Bro, BABB:MWbUh in North Platte
attending; court, afy attention was called
to a short note in the Era that I was
busy-ailiadowajlees charged by sev
eral eherdfaTfor following absconding
criminals, for which tie state is liable.
To correct any wrong, impression, and
to enlighten the editor, of the Era if
possible, would say that no work of this
kindis-done in., the office pfthe Secre
tary of State,, and whatever odium, or
.credit attached to the work referred to
is to bei placed to the . account of .the
governor and hie force; This is not the
first time of late that the Era has seen
fit to refer to. me pr my work slurringly,
for what, reason I cannot imagine, as I
have never noticed either the Era or its
editor, except .to subscribe and.pay for
the Era too jong
... v -Yours truly,
3 John E. Evahs.
A COUNCILMANIO COLLATION."
Last night was the regular meeting of
that dignified body yclept the city coun
cil, and the members were promptly in
their places and prepared for business.
Upon motion Harrington & Tobin were
to be notified ;by the chief of police to
take down or paint over their sign "City
Scales," as there is now no regularly au
The constitution of the city tire depart
ment was then read and approved by the
council, and ordered placed upon its
Some desultory discussion was next
indulged in between the chief of the fire
department and the. members of the
council, and the former was instructed
to correspond rith a number of electrical
companies relative.to the cost of putting
in a register box in each hose house.
The council then adopted a resolution
urging our representatives in the legis
lature to favor the amending of ourpres
ent ballot law, so that registration would
not bet required in cities of the second
class, of less.tban o,000 inhabitants.
t A lumber bill of JG. T. Field to the
amount of something oyer 300 was read
and referred to the committee on bills.
The sidewalk committee, by its chair
man, annoupoed its willingness to report
at the next regular meeting.
The city clMk.was instructed to pro
cure the seceMry battery supplies for
wi jfi tfwiiu;wy .ptptni. imr. vtumt-
toa wiu ttrm in lowa we
P0K SALE 0B TRADE
For sale or trade, for horses or
cattle at a reasonable price,a five
year old registered Percheron Nor
man stallion, nearlv black in color.
North Platte, Nebraska.
Did 3-ou 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 or Repairing a
specialty. Spruce street., opposite
Dr. Dick's drug store.
In search of a good' cigar
find it at T.
There is no finer agricultural sec
. tion in all this broad western coun
try than can -be found in the vicinity
of the beautiful little town of
: "Wheatland, Wyoming, ninety-six
miles north of Chevenne. Immense
croos. never failinfi supply of water,
rich land, and great agricultural
resources. .Magnificent farms to be
bad for little monev. -.Reached via
- the Union Pacific System.
E. L. Lomax,
Gen'l'Pass. and Ticket Agent
'''V'X - Omaha; Neb.
Last week the United States senate
passed the bill providing tha$ the undis
posed government lands lying within
the Ft. McPherson military reservation
in this county shall be made subject to
disposal under the homestead laws only.
Now if Mr. O'Kem can only succeed in
getting the measure through the house
--Nowthatcongre6shas passed the sugar
bounty bill, and as it' will take about
sixteen factories .10 supply Nebraska's
need in thisrespect, would it not be well
for those'having the North Platte enter
prise in charge to arouse it from its
cateleptic condition and see that our
city is the next to secure.a plant in this.
state. In this connection it might be an
item of information to state that the
bank at Holdrcge with which one of the
original promoters of the local project
was connected, has gone broke.
The Methodist relief store in this city
has furnished over 100 families, or about
1,200 persons, with more or less clothing
and provisions during the past three
months. These supplies came principally
from Methodist congregations in the east
though in the distribution of the same
sect has not been recognized and all
worthy applicants have been supplied
liberally. Mrs. Leonard, -wife of the
presiding elder, has given almost her
entire time to the distribution of these
supplies, thus showine her interest in
behalf of the needy.
The memorial services in commem-
oration of the late A. H. Church at S. A.
Douglas post hall Saturday night were
of more than usual interest, and were
largely attended. Adjutant Hess read
the war. and Grand Army record of the
deceased comrade, and this followed by
addressee by General Thayer and Co ab
rades Hoagland, Ray, Evans, Brown,
and Goozee, each speaking in glowing
terms of the many good traits of our
late esteemed citizen. The Y..M.C. A.
male' quartette furnished music for the
occasion Jifn. Hilliker acting as organist.
The Agricultural society is discuss
ing whether to make the next Lincoln,
county meeting a big pumpkin affair or a
hoes trot The Tribute would respect
fully suggest that the next meeting be
made upon the former line, as the society
could then work hand in hand with the
immigration association, and thii? a
t lit . . . .
ueaiwy ooom promoted for ISUb. it is
desirablo that eastern people be made
acquainted with the agricultural poas
bilitiee of our county through the means
coawioc prosacation .will auike a
bealjbhyaentence. The probabilities are.
that iai tke' future he will hesitate before
attempting to wreak his spite against
individuals in such a despicable way.
It is a source of regret to the per
sonal friends of 'General Thayer in this
city that his lecture at. Keith's hall Fri
day evening was hot more largely at
tended, for the address was certainly an
interesting one, and many facts relative
to General Grant, not generally known,
were brought out during the course of
the lecture. General Thayer's acquaint
ance with Grant dated from the time
the latter was in command of a limited
force at Pilot Knob, Mo., in the early
part of the rebellion, and the personal
friendship there formed was continued
during the remainder of Grant's life.
Gen. Thayer's regiment, the First Ne
braska, wus in Grant's command at the
important battles of Fort Donelson and
Vicksburg, the Nebraska regiment play
ing an important part part in the first
named engagement, and it was during
that time that Thayer became so inti
mately acquainted with the leading
characteristics of the great commander.
The general spoke for over an hour and
a half, and interested his hearers every
minute of the time.
Judge Sinclair is as genuine a joker
as ever graced the wool sack. The rea
son for this statement is as follows: Sun
day he received a note from the fore
man of jury which was out deliberating
upon its verdict stating one of the jurors
had refused to ballot upon Sunday, and
inquiring if there were no way of com
pelling the derelict to diligently proceed
with the business in hand. The judge
answered that this was impossible.
Within a few" hours after the Sabbath
had ended, .the recalictrant individual.
m connection with bis colleagues, bad
agreed upon a verdict. Monday morn
bg, after its presentation and before he
jury was discharged, quoth His Honor:'
MI understand from a note received
from the foreman, that- member of -this
jury refused to vote upon Siiuday. Is
this truer" ?Jm, sir," promptly replied
the juryman. Wellj had you any reli
gious scruples, against working on Sun
day? ' queried the Judge. "Yes, sir."
was the answer.. "Well," replied toe.
court, "that is a double reason why'
the coanty should not-pay you -for your
time from Saturday night until Sunday
night Mr. Clerk, please make this de
duction from his time;" Grand tableau!
It is stated the juryman has already
consulted legal counsel to see if he can
not collect nay for thw-tiaw. "S"""1
narraat in fayor..o,the.
in tbekater.f and, watappreved.
That it is sometimes
away from homo to learn
CHARGE OF THE OLD GUARD.
necessary to go
the news is
borne out by 'the following from the
Xlandv Pioneer: "Quite a squabble is
on at North Platte over three cars of
wheat received from Oregon. It seems
that they were secured through the
efforts of I. N. JFroman, who expected
Whittier precinct to fall heir to the fri its
of his labors; but Mr. Lutlden and the
county central relief committf e of Lin
coln county have intervened in behalf of
Lincoln county as a whole, and insist
that no precinct shall receive more than
its pro rata share. Froman is at the
seat of war and 19 working every device
at his command to secure the grain, but
at last accounts was ready to accept a
compromise wnereby Whittier precinct
would secure one car. In justice it
would seem 'that Whittier should receive
at least that amount."
Our northern neighbor was eminently
correct in the above paragraph, as later
developments have proven. Last night
the remnants of the gallant old Indus
trial Legion, under the determined
leadership of C1. Rob'jb Arundalo and
Capt. I.N. Froman invaded the sacred
confines of .the .county clerk's room and
corralled the two populist county com-"
missioners the junior member being in
attendance at a meeting of the city
council. Instead .of having inscribed
upon their banners "Bread or Blood," as
was their woof, during the Coxey regime,
their, latest. oriflamme was "Wheat or
War." After an animated discussion,
upon the part. of the army, the commis
sioners agreed to loose- their tentacles
upon the. grain. Thus ended another
windmill baltltr .The whole tempest in
a teapot appears to have arisen from the
fact that the grain watf consigned to the
county commissioners, and the state re
lief commission'brdered the local relief
committee.tohavo the beneficiaries to
fill out the regular application reiief
blanks, which the Whittier warriors re
fused to do, hence the above bloodless
wheat war. However, if Whittier citi
zens are to be .credited with the collec
tion of the grain, it is but justice to
them that they should first have what
tney actually heed 'for their own use be
fore there is any general distribution
of the donation.
John Keith, of Sutherland, was in town
Mrs. Thos. 'Hughes left for the east on
No. 2 this morning.
Mrs. J. L. Minor has just recovered
from a fortnight's siege of la grippe.
Eli McCart returned the first of the
week from his trip to Bed. Oak, Iowa.
Presiding elder Leonard was in Curtis
on church business the first of last week.
RB.Beattie, of tho Omaha World
Herald, was in North Platte yesterday.
Mrs. James Hall left 'Saturday moni
tor a visit with her sister at Bed Butte,
Alex. Neilson, of Sutherland, is in this
city to-day upon-business before the Dis
John E. Evans made his periodical
visit to his family in this city the latter
part of the week.
Mrs. Geo. Graves and master Lester
Thornton are visiting the daughter of
the former, Mrs. Lester Eells.
Jonn McUonnell, or somerset, was in
the city yesterday assisting his sister in
making final proof- upon her timber
Julius Pizer left for Chicago this
morning in search of spring novelties
and bargains for the patrons of the
Col. W. F. Cody came in from Denver,
this morning accompanied by his sister,
Mrs. Bradford. Mrs. H. S. Boal is ex
pected to arrive to-night.
Mrs. Edwards returnedSunday morn
ing from Omaha, accompanied by her
brother Alex. Adams. The latter, we
are told, is -much improved, and very
much pleased to get homo.
Sup't Parks was called to the Fourth
district the latter part of last week by a
little wreck up near Cheyenne.
A Mr. Schermerhorn, of the engineer
ing department of the, Union Pacific,
spent a short time in this city yesterday.
D. C. Congdon made a trip on passen
ger Sunday night by reason of Charley
Ell being engaged in breaking in the 827.
Tho arrival of a bright new boy baby
at the residence of H. W Bird, does not
interfere with the duties of the latter on
f Arch Howard .is acting us nightyard-MtwatSidneywh'jk;;:Frank,Wiak6k
Iman is taking, a lay off and visiting:
friends at Fremont.
Frank Tracy almost amputated a fin
ger up at Sidney while monkeying with
a pair of bench shears. The General
will now probably quit his habit of cut
ting out liners at the other end of his
What was supposed to bo a case of
small-pox caused considerable excite
ment among the passengers on train No.
7 ope morning last week. A Sidney phy
sician pronounced it a case of measles
and the travelers fears were allayed.
The ice in the various rivers. traversed
by the Union Pacific is going out this
spring without doing much damage to
its structures. The B. & M., however,
has not been so fortunate, as the high
water and ice is causing that company
Tho swing hostler at the round-house
has been abolished, and Joo Roddy has
been assigned to tho. left side of the 839.
By this change Wm. Watkins is forced
to take the youngest regular freight fire
man's place, which throws him upon the
Third district. These changes caused no
Yesterday. "Buck" Sawyer arrested
Frank Crick for stealing valve oil from
the engines. For some time tho com
pany has been missing this article from
off locomotives which have been stand
ing outside the round-house for a few
hours. He was sent to jail for twenty
four hours by J ustice Peniston .
May depend on jus when wishing to pur
chase Shoes of Standard Quality, Latest
Designs and Perfect Fitting. An inspec
tion is invited.
'Tis sweet to love, but oh how bitter, ,
To love a girl whose shoes don't fit her : .
This often happens, when bought of others,
But never when bought of RICHARDS BRQfl
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, try it. It is sold by
JOHN HERROD, - - - SOLE AGENT.
Fred Brooks says that if he is going
to farm a piece of ditch land next sum
mer, that up to date ha knows nothing
of itr o- ,
: : : For Sale : : :
DITCH :-: FARMS !
One-half mile from North PJatte. Wc will sell you
a farm of any size you may desire.
PRICE $15.00 TO $25.00 PER ACRE."
Terms to suit the purchaser.
FRENOH St BALDWIN,
MOST o DELICIOUS COFFEE o IN THE o WORLD !
Y. M. C A. NOTES.
The ladies auxiliary will meet Friday
afternoon at 4:30. Business of unusual
interest will come before us and a full
attendance is desired.
An old fashioned game of foot hall
Thursday afternoon at 5:30 on the com
mons west of town. Captains will choose
sides, and everybody kicks. No one al
lowed to touch the ball with theirhands
while inside the lines.
Watch for the Y. M. C. A. programme
Sixteen new members last month.
The statistical report for February is
as follows: Renewals, 41; withdrawn or
dropped on account of removal, etc., 14;
now members, 16; present paid member
ship, 292; attendance at men's meetings,
145; at men's bible class, 22; number of
visits to rooms, week-days, 2092; Sun
days, 202; baths taken, 374; attendance
at Lyceum, 80; number of visits of secre
tary to shops, yards, etc., 28; letters
written in rooms, 125; books drawn from
library, 237; papers on file in the reading
room, 339; magazines,. t H. B, H,
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F. J- BROEKER.
A Fine Line of Piece
Goods to select from.
First-class Fit. ExceJ-
Miss Kate Gibbs left this morning for
an extended visit in St. Louis, Mo.
Miss Maud-H inman returned the first
o the week from her trip to Fremont.
John Conway nnd David Hunter, two
of Sutherland's leading irrigators, wore
in North Platto yesterday.
Judge Nevillo returned last evening
from Lexington whore he had been hold
ing court for J udge Sinclair.
The ladies of the M. E. Church will
give a "dime'' sociable next Thursday
evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs,
J. C. Piercy.
The estimated cost of tho forthcom
ing immigration inducing pamphlet will
be about $700. Roll in your subscrip
tions to assist in the work.
The jury costs in the present session
of the District court will be very heavy
for the length of term. The sheriff ap
pears to have struck a nest of "stayers."
The question naturally arises, was
editor Hill trying to get Receiver Doo
little into a domestic broil by stating
that his wife had arrived in this city last
week? The statement was very wide of
N. A. Davis has been appointed as
general agent for the McCormick Mach
ine Co., with a larger territory than ever
beforei and will this week start upon a
tour down through Kansas in the inter
est of his company establishing local
The people of school district No. 51,
Lincoln county, and many others, have
good reason to be very thankful that J.
A Dameron and his estimable wife ro
side among them. They have been
mainly instrumental in getting four car
loads of corn, February 20th, and the
26th a car, consisting of corn and dry
goods came into Moorefiold consigned to
Mr. Dameron, as president of the South
Lincoln Relief association. Also two
cars from Anchor, one from Cropsy and
one front Charlotte, 111. Curtis Enter
Mrs. G. S. Huffman left Saturday
morning for St. Joseph, Mo., where she
will spend two weeks purchasing her
spring stock and at the same time see
ing what the metropolis has. in the lat
est "catch" for ladies. It's hard times,
indeed, when the ladies don't appear
with the "only bonnet" on Easter morn
ing. By special arrangement Rev. A. W.
Graves will make an address at the Bap
tist church next Sunday morning on the
subject, "Municipal Reform, and How
Shall it be Effected?" All who are in
terested in the approaching pity electiorj
are especially invited to attend. Ser
vices to begin at 10:30. Special musio
will be furnished for the occasion.
The juries in the cases of the state
vs Frank M. Heck and Hurry Heck, and
the state vs Bailey and Schick, each
found a verdict for the plaintiff The
former was for petit larceny and tho
latter for grand larceny; the one offense
is a misdemeanor, th'o other a felony.
Each jury was out for several hours,
that of the first mentioned, case probably
holding out longer than any one in the
history of Lincoln county.
The state relief commission bra
made contracts for the purchase of a
large amount of food supplies for- the
destitute in the state. Among the firms
from which supplies will be purchased
is the Lexington Mill and Elevator Co.,
of this city, this company being one of
the successful bidders upon the flour
contract. The flour will be shipped,
upon orders of the state committee from
the mill direct to where it may be
I will sell a larere oortion of mv
household furniture, incl u d i n c
lounge, chairs, bed. stove, etc.. very
cheap. p. R. MUNRQ,
East Second St., next door, to
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