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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1895)
0RTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY ETCHING, APRIL 30, 1895.
Warm Weather has Come
And the time to put away your winter goods is here.
THE BOSTON STORE
has a complete line of summer goods for wearing apparel
Dress goods, underwear, laces and embroideries, Broad
cloth in all colors for capes, summer corsets, veilings, rib
bons, summer mitts, lace and chenille curtains, scrims for
curtains, window shades.
We have also received our summer line of capes and
jackets. Ladies' shirt waists, Swiss children's bonnets,
the latest styles. We have also received a fine line of
Oxford ties, toe slippers and shoes in tans and black for
ladies, misses and children. Our stock is all fresh and
clean and we have a large assortment from which to
select at prices that will defy all competition.
Special for Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, April
27,' 29 and 30, 25 yards of the best yard wide unbleached
muslin for one dollar. Only 25 yards to each customer
The Boston Store.
JULIUS PIZER, Proprietor.
jECONOXT IS TvAlSH 75
ALFALFA, POTATOES, CORN AND HAY
will make this countiy prosperous.
Buy your Seeds of Harrington & Tobin. We are here to stay-
GRO. W. DILLARD,
PROPRIETOR OF THE
r PIONEER COAL YARDS.
Suit to Recover $236,000 Lost hy tte
State of Nebraska.
ITE3T SUPEEME COUET JUEY
Kan of the Defense aad the Arscmeats ta
Be Xade by the State's Counsel Ralls
cftha Capital JTatiooal Bank
Crash at Uacola.
ALL KINDS OF-
Anthracite and Bituminous Coal
Always on hand. Your patronage respectfully solicited.
ffirst fTational Ban
ISTOHTHI PLATTE, ISTETB.
gmmMg Capital, -,
ffliJ&K ARTHUE MctfAMAEA,
E. M. E. LEFLANG, Preset.,
A General Banking Business Transacted.
A. F. STREITZ,
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
- PRINTERS' SUPPLIES,
Window Grlass, Machine Oils,
: Diamanta Spectacles.
CORNER OF SIXTH AND SPRUCE STREETS.
Lincoln, April 29. The state su
preme court convened in extraordinary
session this afternoon to hear the case
of the state of Nebraska against ex
State Treasurer BUI and his bondsmen
to recover the sum of $236,000 which
was lost in the failure of the Capital
National bank of Lincoln. The case
will be tried by a jury, and a special
panel has been drawn for the occasion.
This i3 the first time in the history of
the state that such a course ha3 been re
The story of the occurrences out of
which the case arises is familiar to
nearly every citizen of the state
Briefly stated it is this:
On Jan. 14, 1893, J E. Hill was suc
ceeded as state treasurer by J. S. Bart
ley, the present treasurer. On that day
Hill turned over to Bartley and. received
from him a receipt for the state moneys
in the hands of the treasurer. The
actual cash was but little, but in drafts,
certificates of deposit and bank paper
there was over f 1,500,000. Hill got the
certificate of settlement from the state
auditor, that the law requires he should
have to relieve him from responsibility,
and with ibis and the receipt of the in
coming treasurer he claims that he and
his bondsmen were free from all further
The state depository law was in ef- i
fectr and the slate officers whose duty it
is to designate these depositories had
just accepted the bond of the Capital
National bank for 700,000 and Bartley
deposited therein certificates of deposit !
issued by this bank to Hill and which
Hill had turned over to him in the
transfer, amounting to $285,000. Un
der the depository law this then became,
it is contended, a deposit by the treas
urer in an authorized state depository.
Bartlsy checked out of this bank daring
the next few days $50,000, and on Jan.
21 the bank was closed.
The attorneys for the state make the
claim that the turning over by Hill to
Bartley of the bank checks, certificates
of deposit and bank drafts was not a
proper turning over of the funds of the
state which, had been in his, HilTs,.
hands tTwrnr. -That the deeosita:
jl the Capital3Tational bank represent
ed by the certificates of deposit of that
bank had no existence, and that the
state treasurer could not relieve himself
of the responsibilty by the transfer of
mere bank paper.
The governor was authorized by the '
legislature in 1893 to employ special
counsel and take such proceedings as
might be necessary to recover for the
state the $236,000 which was not drawn
out by Bartley. Judge Wakeley of
Omaha was employed as such counsel
in the spring- of 1893, and has had
charge of the case since. Last fall G.
M. Lambertson of Lincoln was added to
the state's counsel.
Attorney General Churchill will as
sist the special counsel for the state in
the trial and it is understood that to
his share will fall the difficult work of
selecting the jury that will try the
Fatal Accident at Grand Island.
Grand Island, Neb., April 29. Au
gust Mundt and Frank Godfrey, from
Appleton, Wis., were run down by a
switch engine while trying to board a
Union Pacific passenger train, Mundt
had both legs severed and died soon
after the accident. Godfrey was badly
injured, but will probably recover.
Mundt's mother is wealthy. She has
been notified of her son's death. The
men were Union Pacific passengers for
Plattamouth. Journal Quits.
PLArrsMomrH, Neb., April 29. The
Plattsmouth Daily Journal, organ qt
the Cass county democracy, has sus
pended publication, the plant being
taken possession of to satisfy a mort
gage of $550. C. S. Sherman the pub
lisher says he has enough, outstanding
accounts to pay all indebtedness. A
stock company will probably arrange to
secure the plant and resume publica
tion. Convicted tbs Indian Folioa,
Pentjeh, Neb., April 29. The crim
inal action brought against the two In
dian police, Samuel Elk and James
Blackbird, who were arrested for resist
ing an officer, was tried by a jury of six
men before County Judge Chase. A
verdict of guilty was brought in and the
judge sentenced them to one day in the
county jail and to pay the cost of the
Fonca City Treasurer Short.
Sioux Cnrr, April 29. E. C. Oller
man, city treasurer of Ponca, 20 miles
from here, was arrested, charged with a
shortage of $1,135 in his accounts. His
report to the outgoing council a few
nights ago showed the deficiency. He
wns released on $1,000 baiL
Baekihg Broncho Wins.
Ogalalla, Neb., April 29. Ernest
Eema, a cowboy, was thrown from a
bucking broncho at Indian Wells and
had his leg broken in two places.
Bov" Killed by lightning.
FTatu.ax, la., April 29. Lightning
killed a 14-year-old son of B. Hyler, a
farmer, while he was plowing in a field
Ohio liners Ordered Oat.
Canton, O., April 29. Miners of the
Massilon district have been ordered out
on May 1 and await orders from the
convention in Columbus on 21s j" 3. The
arbitration scale of l6 cents expires May
1 and miners who accepted under pro
test wanted an advance.
Jiclala ud Hanker Jews.
Corn planting- is in full blast.
"Dad" "Wolf took a. trip over into
the south, hills the fore part of the
S uperintenden Park, ol .North
Platte, who-has had a gang" of men
setting" oat jEruit trees upon his
farm northeast-of here for several
days past expects to complete the
Samuel Fnnkhonser marketed z
load of millet seed at the hub Saturday.
J. M. Dwyer was at the county
seat with -a load of potatoes the
last of the week.
Rev. Graves,, of North Platte,
preached to ajair sized audience at
Hershey on last Sunday evening.
The rain wfctch prevailed in this
country on last Saturday was an
old fashioned,thunder storm, which
penetrated the ground to the depth
of several inches.
mr. t-v j r i
roe -uemuster manuracrurmor
company of Beatrice sent a man
here on Saturday to repair the Sul
livan boys' irrigation windmill,
which was somewhat damaged in a
J J 1 TT f f I r
recent wind storm, .tie leit it in
Work on the OTallon lateral is
being pushed a rapidly as possi
ble. It will be completed in a week
or ten days if all is welL
Vegetation of all kinds is on the
boom since the recent rain. Small
grain and grass is "getting there
with both, feet."
II. W. Brown made a business
trip to the ranch in McPherson
countv the latter part of last week.
W. A. Paxton, of Omaha, is look
ing afterasthess interests in this
locality atthis writingr.
nas nis irrigation
ed and as soon as he
is an open one,
pump in shape he
(for binfsis FT ic
well with brick and
erx 'completed it will
st in this country.
er of the hub passed
gets -IwpSBfc; which
i -SSHBIB??!: Sis
lad been looking- after
D. A. Browm expects to breakout
about thirty or thirty-five acres of
sod upon his farm at this station
J. "W. Liles marketed wheat at
the county seat the latter part of
The hungry, dirty and ragged
tramp has been quite numerous
along the line for the past week.
Archie Anderson attended Sun
day school at the Platte Valley
school house last Sunday. There
must be some attraction m that
part of the country of unusual
merit for him.
Assessor "Will Brooks is looking
after the wealth ot the citizens in
this precinct at the present time.
Mrs. John Merryman,of the coun
ty capital, called on old time friends
in this community lately.
A number of grangers over on the
ditch were hauling seed potatoes
from the Platte yesterday. They
were of the Colorado brand and
were purchased of Roadmaster
Conners,so we understand.
C. Zi. Patterson of the county
seat was viewing the Farmer's &
Merchant's canal in this locality
The citizens of Hershev were
treated to a game of ball, by local
sports on last Sunday.
Constable Lemon of the hub
passed up the line Monday morning
in route for Sutherland on legal
Agent Smith of Hershey is tak
ing a lay off at present.
Friends from abroad visited
Oliver Eyerly and family recently.
Quite a number "prairie schoon
ers" have passed up the line within
the past few days.
While in the city of North Platte
a-few days since "ye scribe" was
interviewed by several parties in
regard to the health of J. B. McKee
who formerly resided in that city,
but with his family moved upon his
farm near this place early in the
spring, and has not been in that
city for a month or more, which
seemed to be the cause for their
inquiring after his health but: they
were politely informed that Jim
was attending strictly to business
affairs upon his farm, and therefore
had no time to spend in town un
necessarily. Iittle Charlie, son of foreman
Erickson of this place,has been un
able to attend school for several
days owing to a severe cold- He is
on the mend at this writinsr.
John Popham and son Fred of
McPherson county were the guests
CSS KATE WOOD is now in charge of the very
n j it i j rij i n irir
lust ai Latest stylos 01 ilium
ever exhibited in the city of North Platte.
Call and examine them.
of the Browns Thursday night last
If you ever saw a jolly set of
grangers it is those in this vicinity
since the rain on Saturday last
week. They can hardly work tor
Several parties from Logan, Mc
Pherson and Custer counties re
ceived aid in the shape of seed corn
and potatoes at Charles McAllis
ter's in this precinct on last Friday
It had been purchased by the pro
per authorities from parties in this
country and delivered at the places
mentioned. It was paid for with
their share of the state apportion
ment. They also received oats.
barley, beans etc. in the same way
at North Platte. After which they
departed to their respective homes
and it is reported that many of
them were caught out in the rain
on Saturday but did not grumble a
particle but took it like little men.
TVithin the last fifteen days 5,000
gopher scalps have been received at
the county clerk's office. Most of
these are coming in from the coun
try. At this rate the gopher scalp
record of last year for this month
will be exceeded. Kearney- Era.
A Chicago inventor threatsns to
evict the typewriter and destroy an
unfailing source of romance and
flirtation. He is oerfectinir what
is called the phonantograph, into
which one may talk and have his or
her words reproduced in plain
Star Clothing House.
THE LAEGE8T STOCK OF
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes
ever shown in the city of lorth Platte,
or any other city west of Omaha. Our
Prices Defy Competition,
Immediate Inspection Invited.
STIR CLOTHING HOUSE,
WEBER & VOLLMER, Props.
Mail orders promptly attended to.
Fremont lately shipped a car
load of horseradish to Inew York.
If the semi-arid west had some way
of securing an option on the tears
that innocent radish will cause to
flow, the problem of water supply
for irrigation purposes would be
solved. O'Neil Frontier.
S. P. Delatour, of Blue Creek, is
making it very uncomfortable
for certain fellows suspected of
cattle stealing in his neighborhood.
Mr. Delatour is doing more to rid
the country of this pestilence than
any other man in it, and he ought
to be aided and assisted by every
one that's in sympathy with the
rustlers. Chappell Register.
Another Indian company of the
army has been disbanded. Troop L,
Eighth Cavalry. Only two com
panies now remain, I. of the
Twelfth Infantry, and L, of the
Third Cavalry. The Indian does
not seem to fill the bill as a soldier.
"When the experiment was begun
eight troops of cavalry and nineteen
companies of infantry were ordered
recruited, and at one time 780 In
dians were in the ranks.
In Laramie county, Colorado,
they raised a potato last year that
is beginning to have its photograph
published in the eastern papers.
According to the affidavits of lead
ing citizens this potato was twenty-
eight inches long and fourteen
inches wide and weighed eighty-six
nounds and ten ounces. Several i
other potatoes were raised on the
same acre and the affidavit makers
attest that they weighed altogether
25,816 pounds and measured 430
bushels and sixteen pounds. The
I potatoes were of the "Maggie Mur-
' - . -r 1
pny variety. Journu.i.
The tax commissioners have de
cided to hid the Gould estate for
$10,000,000 of personalty this year.
They arrived at this determination
despite the fact that Geo. J. Gould,
in whose name the assessment is
made out, claims Lakewood as his
residence.. It is believed that the
stand of the commissioners will re
sult in a renewal of the legal battle
which was waged over the matter
last year. In case of the estate
paying the tax, it is understood
that it will be under protest, with a
view of subsequent recovery, in
case'the courts come to its rescue.
Pennsylvania farmers approve a
legislative proposition to tax beer
manufactured outside the state and
Quite a lot of people from the
west end of the county were in the
citv the first of the week attending
sold within its limits. It is pro- r ' nf ft, -ftt,f. mmm;u
- I LUC un-ttiug yji. -"v -
sioners, the occasion being the con-
posed to make tne tax cents a
barrel, and smaller packages in
proportion. About 500,000 barrels
of beer are taken into the state an
nually. The reason of the tax is a
desire in the country districts to
continue the school appropriation
of the last two years, that is to say,
raise in the next two years about
SZ500,000 this way.
One ot those ludicrous blunders
that occasionally occur in a news
paper office to jrary monotony, was
perpetrated by theNewTorkWorld
sideration of a petition by the
board to lay off an irrigation dis
trict through the precincts of
Gilan. Blain and German, in con
formity with a law passed by the
last session of the legislature.
There was considerable opposition
to the granting of the petition and
the commissioners delayed taking
any decisive action in the matter
until to-day, when they meet again
and will probably arrive at a deci
sion. The proposed canal taps the
force a few days ago. In gathering tflatte river in Lincoln county a
up the store of -old papers" to ship i few miles east of orth Platte, and
, -1t I,. , t i j nr tor twentv or thirty miles will run
to a paper mill the boys got hold pfj through the sand hills before reach-
a large part or tne sneetspnntea in tjjjg. the western line of Dawson
advance for the next Sunday's edi
tion and dumped it in with the rest.
The error was not discovered until
must of the Sunday sheets had
been reduced to pulp. They had to
print them over again.
Hard mad Bitter WCQa.
It was remarked bj a writer long ago
that "there is no revenge so hard and
bitter as that of an old man, " and it is
one of the astonishing perversities ot
many natures that the longer the; live
the harder they hug their possessions.
The most disinterested affection is pass
ed over, the most faithful and most val
uable services are slightly and grudg
ingly rewarded. This mental and moral
disease notably afflicts the richest. The
Marquis d'AIigre was a singular exam
ple. His will was concocted with a spe
cial desire to disappoint and insult his
relatives, friends and servants. To the
first it said: "As for you, my relatives
who have been so lonj? spelling upon
this fortune on which 'I had concentrat
ed all my affections, you are not going
to touch a penny of it, and not one of
you will be able to boast that you have
squandered the millions which the old
Marquis d'AIigre had taken so many
years to hoard up."
Sir Robert Bevil, one of James Va
officials, did not even spare his wife.
"I give unto my wifetenue shillings in
respect she took her sonnes part against
me and did anymate and comfort him
afterwards. These will not he forgot
ten." Aad the Earl of Stafford, who
married the daughter of the Due da
Grammont, wrote: "To the worst of
women, Claude Charlottes de Grammont,
unfortunately my wife, guilty aa she is
of all crimes, I leave five and forty
brass halfpence, which will buy a pul
let for her supper. A better gift than
her father can make her." 'Westmin
Divorce la Ss
Suppose a Burmese husband and wife
quarrel and determine to separate. The
wife, who always does all the market
ing, goes out and buys two little can
dles of equal length, which are made
especially for this use. She brings them
home. She and her husband sit down
on the floor and light them simultane
ously. One candle stands for him, the
other for her. The one whose candle
burns out first rises and goes out of the
house forever, with nothing but what
he or she may have on. The one whose
candle has survived the longest, even
by a second, takes everything. So the
divorce and division of the property, if
you can call that a division, are settled.
countr. Its estimated cost is about
5200,000, which under the law will
be raised by bonding the lands in
the district through which it runs.
It is a matter that should be given
careful attention before final action
is taken. Lexington Pioneert
According to a recent legal decision
reported in The Timberman, hard wood
is "any tree that has a leaf as distin
guished from a needle." A roan con
tracted to deliver to a railroad hard weed
cordwood, and he delivered a poplar in
part fulfillment of the contract. The
railroad rejected this as not hard wood
and sued, but the contractor won the
case on the decision of the court, as re
ported above. Women will now have a
distinct and lawful standard to gaugo
I their hard wood furniture description.
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