The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, May 03, 1895, WOMAN'S EDITION, Image 2

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"oij m Aort time, and a few otbera.
Li'4W?Mkk'Jifct one
. JmmzWsr'm" aer. Mrn? Cmir kaH exerted Wr-1 Had
of North rMrlt
rdwim from tke airmishVthe ruksfl
thMbMi, the okUr who remtSoe
Iadiu arrows; protrwhaf-
!I2iicr at taecmrriaoii had Itr
bright arri-a its dark side at
that ely.ti, and Mrs. Cody ha4
ionamj amfising incidents to relate
tine; the
ageoid drietcae aiKiat kimtelf
io tk'&allT braidishinfir
iae 4nad Icurel ?bcard that am
bT w-tw;fi. , wood:
so instsutlT raeiaM'ta. cooJeT of 1
Pmh of .tore-wood .hakinr tbn
Mormons, wke niamed men
named Perry and kandgraber, and
snbseqncntly moved to Salt Lake.
Their marriage was the first to qc
car in North Platte, it being- per
formed by W. M. Hinman in June,
1867, in the old U. P. hotel before
its completion.
One of our pioneer women, Mrs.
Moran, mother of Mrs. Syl Friend
and Mrs. Jos. Pillion met with a
sad death. While riding- with her
husband along- the road behind a
wafoai containing- three or four
mf. ske-was accidentally shot in
tfc fsreksad by one of the men who
had raised his gun to shoot at an
Another sad incident vas the
marder .of Miss Kate Manning-,
May 9th, 1871, on her claim, now
Struthers' Point Her brother
Pete Manning was supposed to
have done the deed, but it was
never proved against him. He had
jumped" her claim and she had
gone down to hold it. She was the
first woman buried in our cemetery.
Our first woman school teacher
was Mrs. Gilman, then Miss Mary
Hubbard. School wasjeld in the
old log- school honsenow standing
on the corner of Spruce and Fifth
street- Here also -was held - the
self to kmre as ample a feast as the
limited rWoarces of the fort woakl
allow, so great was her dismay
when, after greeting" her guests,
she entered the kitchen and found
a band of Sioux eating the elabor
ate dinner with great relish and
lack of ceremony. The Colonel's
guests were forced to retreat to the
fort for their dinner party that day.
To compensate for the hardships
of fort life at that time, the climate
in the early seventies was superb.
The winters were unusually mild
and pleasant and it was possible
to take long, exhilerating canters
over the prairies any day during
the entire season. Nevertheless,
Mrs. Cody was not very sorry when
the time came to leave the fort at
the end of three years, and she
could return to more civilized life
in the east. However, fate did not
permit her to remain there long, for
in '79 she again followed her hus
band into the west, and for sixteen
years she has made our city her
In August, 186)Mrs. McDonald
joined her husband upon his claim.
This was three years before Fort
McPherson was established upon
land boMght of him.- She had come
by ,staecoaek toJWt Ksarwey,
cur of this we casiooraa
tke Snday-scho61s of" to-day with
increased interest Mrs. Cogswell
was also the prime mover in the
building of the Unitarian hall and
she herselt held services there for a
number of years.
Mrs. Chas. McDonald is certainly
one of our pioneer women, she be
ing the first married woman this
side of Kearney. Her eldest son,
W. H. McDonald, was the first
white child born in the county, then
called Shorter county. Vaughan
Hinman has the honor of being the
first child born in North Platte.
Mrs. McDonald first went to house
keeping in the house now owned
by Mrs. Matthews on Front street.
Milfcr'aid Peniston had their
store and lived in the building now
occupied .by McDonald's grocery
store, while Mrs. "W. M. Hinman
first lived in the building now oc
cupied by Bogue's confectionery
store, and later, on selling out to
T.mmr flalcer. moved into the little
house now owned by Chas. Wood,
iust east of the Second ward school
building. This house then stood
na the corner of Soruce and Sixth
A number of incidents could be
told ot how these, as well as others
ot our pioneer women lived, their.
encounters with the Indians, and
jnany other tilings doubly inter
m Yii who have -lived so
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No record of our pioneer women
would be complete without the
name of Mrs. W. F. Cody, whose
kistery is so closely connected with
the history of our city.
Mrs. Cody came to the west with
her knsbaad and little daught
from St Louis in November, 1870,
and .for three rears lived at Fort
i "McPherson. exoeriencinsr all the
excitements and dangers of frontier
life. Her home was the
typical lor cabin of the prairies
built osi tke reservation, although
not within the fort inclosure, and
. m 1
it were tne narasnips -wmcu
young wife was destined to ex
te fort at that time had seen
tke worst days of Indian-warfare,
bs&cvca then the life there was not
wholly devoid of excitement There
were tke scouts constantly coming
and roiae; unexpected visits from
Pawnees and Sioux to guard
ntHt: and the freauent depart
are of tke farrison troops equipped
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of a climate
in than the fc
for theipaatj
bnf vhome"
r&4tke- PkHeatksr
iisTer and herself with-thSir babies
attempted to ford the river and
were only saved from drowning by
the intervention of eight mounted
men acting as guides for the coach
across the river. It was customary
in those days to carry a skiff at
tached to the coach. The river was
also crossed in places by means of
pontoon bridges. The buffaloes
were so thick oftentimes as to stop
the stage coach.
Cottonwood Springs then con
tained two houses stores owned
by Frenchmen who were 'traders,
both unmarried. Mrs. McDonald
was then said to be the best look-
A - T J
mg woman in tne Town, ana was
called by the Indians Milla-huska
or white squaw.
This was the period of the Pike s
Peak gold fever, and thousands of
teams passed every week of the
summer, from May to September,
hauling freight to Denver and other
points. Occasionally Mormon
trains would pass, distinguished
by the women hauling the goods in
hand carts, while the men leisurely
walked alongside.
The Indians Sioux, Ogalallas,
Pawnees and Brules were very
numerous then. They could al
ways tell by the howling of the
wolves at night when the Indians
were coming. They came up of ten
by the hundreds, braves and squaws
to trade. Jii order to get, jneir
trade, rival store-keepers were
obliged to advertise their wares
then, as now, in the form of what
they called a "feast." It consisted
chiefly of ah-wha-a'-pah and paw-shu-taw-sap'-pah(bread
and cofiee),
followed, always, by a dance Then
the men went into the store, crowd
ing it, sometimes fifty at a time,
while the women sat without form
ing a circle. The trader was ex
pected to go out with a sack each
of flour, meal,-etc, and give to each
squaw as many cupsf ull of the arti
cle as she chose to demand, (from
two to ten), which she then pro
ceeded to tie up in -her dirty blank
et until each was hung round with
fnnny little loppy bags. Of course
the trader who provided the best
feast got the trade for that time
the men then smoking the che'-no-pah.
In '62 there came rumors of the
Indians being on the war-path,
which seemed reasonable on ac
count of the greater number of In-
Idians prowling about; so that the
usual peecautions were doubled,
o often dressed sticks wfth hats
coats to simulate men and
jdaced them at the windows.
At another time of 'trading, the
sqaaws made themselves objection
able by darkening the windows on
an ironing day, so much so that; no
work could be done. Knowing
their horror of the effects of drink,
she asked her girl help to bring her
some tea, which she poured from a
bottle and drank at intervals, .imi
tating the performances of a
drunken person the while In the
shortest possible time the premises
were clear of the women.
When her eldest child was a babe
of six months or so, a brave buck,
handsomely mounted, rode up to
her door and demanded, quite civ
illy, her baby to take to camp three
miles away, In consternation, but
with great appearance of appreci
ating the honor eone her, she got
ready the baby and handed him
over, the Indian.promising to return
him at sunset. She immediately
notified her husband who sent one
of his clerks to look after cattle
about the camp' and incidentally
visit it during the afternoon. He
found the child asleep upon a new
and spotless robe, as well cared for
as if at home. However, Mrs. Mc
Donald added, this did. not include
tke keeping of his attire nor Jthe
oders attached from his short resi-
among , the Indians. (Mrs.
d'here- interpolated that
-wercneTidrHbo' poor tonave'
This visit ever after in-
sWed freedom from molestation by
the Indians to Mr. W. H. .McDon
ald, the infant aforesaid, and
wholly removed the mother's fear
that he might be stolen.
Mrs. McDonald's memories of the
year '64, when the Indians were
really on the war path, included
the well-known dreadful massacre
of a whole train of ten wagons or
more at Plum Creek. The only
survivors were a boy named Mar
ble and a lady whose name she had
forgotten. These were taken cap
tive and twenty-tour hours later
fell in with a band of Indians who
had as captives four women, sur
vivors of the wholesale massacre on
the Iittle Blue. After a year of
wandering with the Indians, down
into Mexico and into the far west,
after frequent fruitless efforts at
escape, they were ransomed by the
government. It was while on her
way home that the lady stopped at
the home of Mrs. McDonald, de
tailing her awful sufferings and
her wise determination to be
friendly with the Indians so as to
insure good treatment. She de
scribed their method of having wo
men "run the gauntlet," by plac
ing them upon mules or ponies
never before ridden by a woman,
then" trying to make the animals-
tnrow them. This ordeal she had
undergone successfully four times.
It was the habit vof the Indians,
upon-Teleasing prisoners to give
them slow poison to insure their
ultimate death; so that the boy
died almost at once in Denver, the
ladv living: a year or more after
reaching her home at Glenwood,
ec .Wttnn
Fashions for Men.
Black trousers will be worn shiny
this spring.
Overcoats are much worn, especi
ally at the elbows.
Fringe is frequently seen at the
bottom of the trousers tnis season.
Sack coats will be worn much
longer because the wearers are
shorter than usual.
Checks tor business men are in
creat demad, especially bank
To prevent trousers "bagging1
at the knees, wear them reversed
every other day.
The best way to press your suit
is to get on your knees.
In calling, a gentleman leave one
of his own cards for each" lady in
the family, one of his fathers and
grandfathers for each married lady,
one of his mothers and grandmoth
ers for each gentleman and if there
is a maiden aunt in the family a
card of his brother' should be left
Woman's EJdition Lincoln Call,
ma. we
train stopped
got to see pai
a population
capital builc
beautiful sti
mentp is wh
California wai
After our st
to Los Angeu
mento and
The valleys ai
are noted for
f ruit growihj
their immeni
took supper
many raisins'
the thermomc
120 degrees raj
during tne sui
We passed
pass during M
the .fine scenei
read so much
The mornii
landed us ini
of our 'destini
bv friends wl
three pleasai
will fail to df
have in my
city in Califoi
paradise witl
palm trees atfq
evererreens, wii
mountains cat
- mexrooouB-oi-i
x I
and -has a.
Should you ti
tell your driver
city, he will tal
way and Sprinj
the fine businc
city hall, the cij
chamber of com!
less display of
point out to yc
house on Tempi
Normal school
school buildings
Rosas or Frot
corner of AdotrJ
You will nl
ish portion orthl
adobe buildings
and still inhabit
The adobe was
of Spain. That
in America. Tl
(although its etj
been proven hi
marks of being ;
ican word.'
You are next ta
providing ysu
ferred viewing it
had visited a sii
Francisco nine ji
West Lake pai
and we see there
with its huge bi
on. If you will 10
you will una
among the fruitfv
of them injgahfoj
reed f rqm; which
factured up to thj
will be seen on tl
lake. The stem
to fifteen teet hij
a tuft of long wii
gracefully arounc
only known' as a
tive plant
We are now dri
tne broad avenl
among them Fif
with the palm, ti
its graceful bou
ries, tne tall euc
sheds its bark yej
leaves, the acacia
and the handsoi
magnolia. The
rounded by Aoi
blooming rose cri
the fushia doii
geraniums growl
San Pedro stre
large orange,
almond groves.
and to those- bro
orange growing
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0T EVENING, MAY 3, 1895.
1st of Oc-
ia, in quest
ible toliVe
i Kad proven
We bade
our way
Pacific to
i the Central
i Angeles.
rossed the
the seen-
Iways to be
jorning" after
it and 'as our
-hours we
ity. It 'haa
),000, a fine
lany broad
ir Sacra-
it cold in
rted -south
the Sacra-
n valleys.
fertile, and
amount of
also for
ields. We
where so
;ja.nd where
font 110 to
ivfor weeks
rwe missed
it we had
sixth day
the city
were met
picture I
te loveliest
la veritable
rers, fruit,
variety of
low tor a
tion. Southern .Calif ornians of long
adoption come to find it a twice told
tale; but to those residing in other
portions of the United States the
.topic is always fresh and interest
ing. The Los Angeles orange is
too sour to suit the average person,
owing-to the coolness of the climate
You must go to Redlands or River
side to find such as you have never
tasted before. In a recent favorable
season tne output Has amounted to
over 6,000 carloads, or over 2,000,
000 boxes, with not less than
.$3,000,000 on the trees.
We now return home delighted
with the city -and determined to
take many moresuch rides.
, Woolen clothing is worn by near
ly all the year around, and wraps
zona, in New Mexico and in south
ern Colorado, but we nexer saw it
nitt -frio wae Tint uriVinaft
terest Near Flagstaff, A
thev rudely ran our tram o
mf mf
track at 6:30 in the morning,
wrecking three sleepers
the passengers w
through windows, kjjjsjem
badly and bruising tmmmgn gen
eral. The writer escapjp with only
one slight bruise and a goodly
amount of astonishment at being
treated so.tMedical aid soon ar
rived and all were made as comfort
able as circumstance's wovld allow..
After a delay of nine koars we were
taken to Albuquerque, New Mexi-
-a - a
co, aqd there taken cm aaotaer
arewbrn inrningVarid evenings at Shortly after crossing- tke Csto-
raao line our train-was neip-up oy
a number of men (we only saw
all seasons. It is not cold but it
feels cold. The variation in tem
perature between sunshine and
dark is startling' for so mild a cli
mate. The only unpleasant feature
of the climate to us was the fog,
which so often persisted in coming
nTin the evening and staying in
until ten and eleven o'clock the next
day, for days at a ttme. To one so
unacustomed to moisture, it was
rather chilling on the affectiou for
Living expenses are perhaps one
fourth higher there than here
Fresh vegetables aud fruit can be
had the year around. A little fire
is neededjaeajly&veryda.y d wring
winter months as that is the rainy
A few minutes' ride will take you
to the grand old Pacific, where you
may take a ride on her waters if
you like, gather shells if there has
been a storm, go in bathing or sit
and listen to the ever splashing
'water against the rocks.
We made a short visit to Pasa
dena, a suburb of Los- Angeles. It
is situated in tha San Gabriel val
ley at the foot of the mountains, and
is the home of many wealthy peo
ple, who have their places of busi
ness elsewhere. It is the home of
fProf. Lowe, the founder of Mt
Lowe Railway on Mt Wilson. At
thejsummit of.the great cable in
cline js the Lowe pbservatory, pre
sidedJoveryJtheastronomer, Dr.
Lewis Swift. Mrs. Thompson, a
daughter of 'John Brown of Civil
war fame, has her home here.
The last two months of our stay
in California was in Redlands, sixty
miles from Los Angeles, in San
Bernardino valley, almost surround
ed by mountains and has a delight
ful winter climate.
The scenery is grand beyond dis
cription. The mountains are cov
ered with snow the greater part of
the year, while the flowers bloom,
the trees yield their fruit and all
nature is gay in the valley.
Mt. San Jacinto standing alone
to the southeast of Redlands ever
reminds us of Helen Hunt Jackson
of Ramona and her love her joys
and her sorrows." " Across the San.
Jacinto river we see the Indian vil
lage Saboba, where for a little time
this devoted pair, Ramona and her
Indian husband Alessandro, dwelt
peacefully though not securely.
Two hundred Indians live here in
adobe huts surrounded by hedges
of prickly pear.
From good authority we learned
that three of the characters in that
book of H. H. J. still live Ramona
in Mexico, the Indian woman at
Saboba, who befriended the child-
wife and mother, and the man who,
for gain, killed Alessandro.
Redlands .was so called from the
color of its soil.
Pomona, Ontario,- San. .Gabriel,
Colton, San Bernardino, Riverside
and Highlands were only viewed
from a car window, so we will not
tell you any thing about them, and
I am sure you are pleased as my
letter is getting lengthy.
After trvincr California climate
five months we decided that Ne
braska climate, with all of its im
perfections, suited us better to live
in; so we bade our relatives and
friends bood-bye with many regrets
at leaving them and turned our faces
We chose the Santa Fe route
home for the reason that we had
never before taken that line and
thought it would be preferable in
early spring, owing to the deep
'snows in the mountains farther
north. A few hours' ride took us
away from the flowers and fruit,
through Cajon pass and over the
mountains into the Majare dessert.
Here the cactus, sage and grease
wood grow; and the tree-like yucca
palm, bristling' with daggers on
every limb,
We read our guide-book telling
us of the beautiful scenery all along
facina- the line aud we looked for it in Ari-
rfiaSe- and
Llritifte the
; a $200,000
fy and the
its end-
will next
),000 court
the State
the public
Casa de
ite at the
ver Sts.
id see the
years old
n learnea
Idobe itself
has never
nous ear-
nal Amer-
We pre-
ir as we
le in ban
ct visited
lana plant
ly perhaps
la hidden
is nianu-
rs ot tne
from ten
fthat falls
May it is
g some of
lams ana
'are lined
tree with
:ree that
of its
f all, the
lass. The Mormons
w-. r
FwRmfgely like other people in
ragtty way. I have visifeel homes of
1. . j r" i ,
fcuitureana rennement in wnicn may
be seen all ihe appointments' of
wealth rare collections of books.
pictures and curiosities. They are
frank and kind in their reception
of strangers, and lovely and genial
when you become a friend. The
ckiWren the writer
very faraway from the
where are jjm
arc awi nt
three) with their faces covered.
They kept us perhaps ten minutes,
then let us go. Aside from a good
fright we were none the worse for
our stop, as they did. not offer to
molest the passengers. Our next
trip to California will not be over
the Santa Fe.
The 15th of March found us home
safe with friends. We want to
visit California again, but make
Nebraska our home.
Mrs Alma E. Ewing,
Wood River, Neb.
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the roofs,
ise. and
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live and
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the east
The fame of the City of the Saints
is universal. This prominence is
largely due to the peculiar religious
views held by its founders. Salt
Lake City, situated eighteen miles
from the lake was founded by the
Mormons after their exodus from
Nauvoo, 111. Brigham Young with
150 men arrived in the valley July
24, 1847. The church arrived in in
stallments, and has continued to
come from all parts ot the earth
ever since.
Its situation, half-way between
Omaha and the Pacific coast, and
on the great continental railway
lines, ah altitude of 4,200 feet, its
encircling mountain range rich in
untold mineral wealth, an inexhaus
tible pplyof-purexanyon- .wate't,
anda'climate above reproach, all
unite to make a pleasant thriving
city, and to insure one unmistably
great in the future. The present
population is 65,000. and with clim
ate situation, resources and people
of the best, no city in the United
States has a brighter outlook.
The question of finance is one in
which Zion feels a keen and intelli
gent interest. The silver subject
so affects the entire West, that
what is true of one point is true of
the section. Since the demonetiza
tion of silver business in all lines
has fallen off from forty to sixty per
cent The old question of state's
rights seems to have made a general
sweep, and crept even into the
minds of those in the g. o. p.
That the general government has
a right to stultify the growth, ana
to kill or make dormant the indus
tries of a great section by cutting
off the source of its greatest wealth
is unquestionable; but.quoting the
forceful rather than elegant lan
guage ot a Nebraska man, whether
because one has the chance he can
give that as a good reason for mak
ing an unmitigated ass of himself
might be doubtful, the conduct of
the general government and some
people one may meet even in Ne
braska to the contrary, notwithstanding.
Without exception all parties are
in favor of the free, and unlimited
coinage of silver, at a ratio jof six
teen to one. The people of Utah
deem Jeff Davis an icrnoramus, a
villian and a traitor; but many add,
compared with Cleveland, he was a
scholar, a gentleman,-and a patriot.
Politics here is in an extremely cha
otic state. Until two years ago the
parties were known as the people's
and the liberals, which meant Mor
mons and non-Mormons. Now the
national parties, at least nominally,
exist, both great parties lying
awake nights planning overtures to
the church by which to secure its
vote. The democrats succeeded two
years ago. The republicans, with
Frank Cannon at their head, sue
ceeded this. If consistency is still
a. iewel it is one with a settinsr in
many places.
For five years the schools here
have been the best having tor city su
perintendent a manof broad culture
and refined mind, a man who can
and does fill a large place; who
leaves nothing undone to bring the
schools up to the highest standard
in the United States. A corps of
more than 250 able teachers, with
special supervisors of superior abil-
There is much sunshine and many
flowers here, too, so that they seem
to grow like them, "Utah's best
crop" they are often called, and
truly so.
Of one little boy now in school - a
friend tells, that having said his
prayers and been safely tucked in
bed his mother left him alone. Soon
a strange sound brought her on tip
toe to the door, through which, she
could see by the bedside a white
robed, kneeling figure. "Ting-a-
ling; ting-a-ling." "Why, Johnnie,
what are you doing?" "Mamma, I
forgot to pray for Tom Caper who
had his leg cut off by a car to-day.'
I thought the Lord might be off lis
tening to some other little boy so I
was just ringing him up." There
are many little boys and girls in
North Platte by whom the writer
would enjoy being "Rung up."
Mell Forsytiie.
Salt Lake, April 28, '95.
A Word from Mrs. Goudy.
Peru, Neb., April 30, 1895.
My Dear Miss Peckham:
Ever since leaving
you at North Platte I have tried to
get a half hour even for a little ar
ticle for the Woman's Edition of
the North Platte paper.
You know from my personal ex-
ition of tl
earnest appreciation of their re
membrance of meand the assurance
that I truly feel that there are no
people in the state for whom I
would rather do some service than
or these North Platte friends.
The people among whom I did my
first away from home work and who
have at all times since had my
most grateful love and appreciation
"or all their kindnesses and help
'ulness during my stay among
them. That they should have re
membered me through all these
years since, with all tneir vanea
and separate interests, is to me-.a
source of joy and help more than
, .... .
can be told to sustain a laitn in
people and inthe belief of true hu
man friendshin which nse"abb"VC'
purely personal interests. r
There are many reasons why
North Platte and its old-time
riends have a place in my heart
which no other place or people can
ever have.
The places which have been made
and the work done by many whom
knew there as children and
whose very position in the school
rooms I so distinctly remember, is
certainly a source of pride to the
people and to any who may have
been connected with their lives.
Please convey to the manage
ment my heartiest greeting of good
will and for full success in this ef- .,
fort with regrets at not being able - "v
to add some little mite of help to
an enterprise with which I consider'
it an honor to have my name con- -
nected. Yours truly,
Alice E. D. Goudy.
Folly as it Flics.
"This man," remarked the asy
lum attendant, "is the most com
plicated case in the institution. He
started with a mild attack of th,e
Napoleon revival, struck the Trilby
craze at its inception, and this soon
developed into a mania for dupli
cate whist. Now the poor fellow
imagines he can see some lucidity
in the ideas of of those publishers
who turn their papers over to.
female editors. The experts proi.
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This is a good an investment as ;
you can make madam," said the
enthusiastic bicycle agent "Not
only does it cost nothing feed, but
if you ever become famous you can
make back all you paid by writing
up your experiences in learning to
ride." Indianapolis Journal.
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