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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1895)
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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,
EVENING, MAY 10, 1895.
Warm Weather lias Cone
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.
The Boston Store.
JULIUS PIZER, Proprietor.
Having removed my stock of books, sta
tionery, wall-paper, etc.,
TO THE OTTMAN BUILDING )
(the old book store stand), shall be pleased to have
everyone call on me when -anything in my line is de
sired. First class stock in all branches.
; A. F. STREITZ,
Brags, Medicines, Faints, Oils,
Window Glass, . 'Machine Oils,
. Diamanta Spectacles. f
CORNER OP SIXTH AND SPRUCE STREETS.
ftirsi fsTalional Ban
NOKTH PL.TTE, NEB,
E. M. F. LEFLANGr, Pres't.,,
I ARTHUR McJNAMAKA,
A General Banking Business Transacted.
"JECONOMT IS WJEA
ALFALFA, POTATOES, CORN AMD HAY
will make this country prosperous.
Buy your Seeds of Harrington & Tobin. We are here to stay.
Hiohols and Hershey News.
House cleaning days have come, the
saddest of the year.
Corn planting is well under way.
Buffalo gnats are on the war path,
greatly, to the discomfort of 'both" man
Ditch superintendent Seeberger of the
Platte, and ditch rider Loker, were
looking after ditch business in this
locality the fore part of the week.
W. J. Crusen, of the hub. will preach
at this place nest Sunday at the usual
Agent Smith is again manipulating
the k'eys at Hershey after a visif wilfi
friends and relatives in Denver.
W. M, Baskins, a North Platte butcher,
paid Wm. H. Sulliuan $33 for a fat cow
H. "W.. Brown returned to the ranch
the first of the week on business. He is
expected back to-day or to-morrow.
Corn that was planted the fore end of
last week is coming in fine shape.
The person Vho thinks for a moment
that this valley has not improved much
within, the past eighteen month's ought
to take a trip through it. There has
been over fifty new residences erected
between Pallas and Sutherland within
The "dicker" between the Hershey
townsite company and a man by the
name of Keith, of Wellfleet, who was
talking of putting a stock of goods into
the company's building in that hamlet
has collapsed, so we were informed a
couple of days ago, and that the com
pany was now negotiating with partips
from Elsie for the same purpose.
The Patterson & Alexander ditching
gang having completed their part of the
work on the lateral connecting7 the Pax-
ton & Hershey and the Farmer's & Mer
chants canals, are now at work finishing
up their contract on the west end of the
Farmer's & Merchant's canal which will
only take a short time.
About thirty prairie schooners have
passed up the line so far this week.
Rev. Graves will preach to the citizens
of Hershey next Sunday evening at the
The box off an old broken down wagon
standing on the bank of the old ditch
near where the O'FalloniJateral connects
with the main canal, was thrown into
the main ditch by one or more "hood
lums" the first ot the week, which floated
down against the check at the junction
of the main canal and the lateral, darn
ing up the water so that it overflowed
the bank and went down the lateral
some distance so that it was almost im
possible to work on the lateral at that
point for several days. There are a set
of toughs throughout this country who
will without a doubt be brouglit to
justice sooner or later.
The remains of a brother of Mrs.
Veach's who came to her home recently
from Iowa for his health, and who died
at her home in this precinct Monday
night, were taken to tbe county seat for
interrment on Wednesday.
The high wind on Friday night last
week, unroofed W. H. Minney's resi
dence. The anticipated erection of a M. E
'church and a high school building, are
among the many rncertainties for the
hamlet of Hershey this season. .
Another man has lately been added
to the section gang at this place and also
H. C. Nesbitt, of the county seat, took
a spin over tbe country on a wheel last
Henry Layton and sister "Dane," of
Brady Island, passed down the line two
or three days since on their way home
from a visit in Keith county.
We understand that a base ball team
has lately been organized at Hershey.
Sam Funkhouser, Ed. Kelly and
EvorettWare have been manipulating
tho ditcher upon the extension of the
O'Fallon lateral lately. Tho work is
drawing to a close.
The lumber of the bridges spanning
the Farmers & Merchants ditch and.
laterals has arrived and work on the
same will begin at once.
Ben McMichael, of the Platte, is con
structing bridges for tho Farmer's &
Merchant's ditch company in this pre-
The old ditch company is putting in
measurement boxes at each lateral,along
the ditch Pat.
Several persons are busy planning
T. Hanrahan and J. Ijewis went to
North Platte one day last week.
Mjsses EHeq McCuUough " and Pearl
Snyder, who were visiting in North
Platte, have returned homo.
Mrs. McNaMarra was ill last Monday.
John Harrigan is busy plowing, and
getting readdy to make his garden.
Andy Workman and E. DeLaney went
to North Platte last week.
A few of bis North Platte friends
visited our new store keeper last Sunday.
Among them were Mr. and Mrs Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Long, of Gannett, with
Misses Purdy and Caress i and Mr. Mc
Grue, of North Platte, spent last Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Kenworth.
The croquet ground near Mr. Nugent's
store is the center of attraction.
Hike O'Brien anct Piilboney:"-of-North
Platte, passed last Sunday on
their wsy to Brady Island.'?
Mr. Meyers of Gothsnbnrg, was a
Maxwell visitor last Monday. He has
had one of hih eyes badly hurt by being
kicked by a horse which he was trying
Our literary society which was com
menced by Mr. Myers last November,
closed April 27th, not -to commence
again until the second Saturday of next
The school near Mr. Holcombs, taught
bv William Dolan, closed two weeks ago.
Willie is lonesome after his little
There is not much news, this week.
"The weather" is the principal topic of
Mrs. McNaMarra's garden has com
mencedto grow since the, rain of April
29th, and still that wind-mill keeps turn
ing "'round and 'round."
Miss Alma Wicklund who has been
living here for over fi year, returned to.
her home in Gothenburg last Sunday
night. ' J " . CrATiK.
wounds then heal over with least injury,
When the trees are denuded of foliage,
as in winter, an abundance of wood is a
benefit, since it furoisBIs that much
more shade for the treea.tfprksad' stems,
and that much more starch "and stored
material is in them for the vital part? of
the tree to draw upon during tho ex
hausting extreme of winter and tempera"
The recent rains so general ovar Kan
sas, Nebraska and and eastern Colorado'
havo thrown the farmers of these states
off their guard, and fronxthe appearance
oE things at this time, it looks as if they
were laying their plans for another crop
failure for the coming season. Extensive
preparations were boipg made in all
parts of the couutry fpr irrigation
ditches and pumping plants with which
to mature, and grow props the coming
summer, but since the recent rains,
everything has dropped, and a great
many are going to trust to the elements
Tor another season. This is a great mis
take, for even a month of hot, dry
weather will entirely ruin good prospects,
and even though it may seem a little
hard to go to the expense of building a
canal or putting in a numping plant this
season, it will pay you, if it does not en
tirely Bave you. Tbe satisfaction of
knowing your crop is assured should be
sufficient inducement for you to go
ahead if nothing else but the chances
are ten to one that it will pay you this
It is only a question of a few years
more when the old states back east will
turn to the new west The forests are
being taken away year by year and
sawed up into lumbor, and as each one
goes the water supply decreases. The
old springs and creeks are now almost
dried up and a cry is, already raised by
the farmers in the summer for rain
This cry is increasing year by year. The
soil is entirely worn, out, the fordsts
nearly all goue, while over the "Great
American Desert" we are planting forests
and turning on the mountain streams to
give them life. Here the!soil can never
be worn out,, and is each year increasing
in value. Real estate Values all over the
east have depreciated fully 333 per cent
during the last ten years and are grad
u ally sinking lower. Nothing better cat
ever be expected hr6the. east, while in
the west everything- is possible. Why
not immigrate now?
Ex-Superintendent otthe Census Por
ter comes to the rescue of those who
are complaining of the inaccuracy of the
latest New York census by giving expert
testimony to the fact that it is plainly
stuffed. He says the only way to get
an accurate census is to have the enum
eration performed under properly and
specially organized supervision by men
chosen for that very purpose. The man
ifest inaccuracy of tffe two censuses
taken by the New York police is, he in
rists, substantial confirmation of the
census of 1890, taken under bis adminis
tration and against which NewYork
York protested so loudly. Bee. "
MISS KATE WOOD is npw
n, charge of the vefjt
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m ai La
ever exhibited in the city of North Platte.
Call and examine them. I
Items Prom 'Arid America."
A lesson is taught us by the record
made by the farmers of Utah. The
average noidings or xnese iarmers is
acres. Yet, when they wanted, two
years ago, a Deet sugar manuiaciory
they banded together and bought one
with their own money.;" They did not
borrow a cent, nor did they bond it, but I
paid cash for it with money taken from
their small farms,- so small as to be
looked upon with disdain by the average
Colorado farmer. Small farms well
tilled are the money-makers.
Fall is not the proper, time nor the
time preferred forpraning. The time
when the trees are the least injured is
Mav or early m June, when the
Americans are warned by John A.
Cockerill, in one of his letters to the
New York Herald, that foreigners will
not receive much benefit directly from
the development of Japan. The natives
have become so deeply impressed with
their own ability-, that wthey will, them
selves undertake the building of rail
ways, the erection of factories and the
construction of new vessels. No fran
chises of any
kind are to bo given to
Possibly no master mariner in any
trade has saved so many lives as Captain
Hans Doxrud, the commander of the
Red Star steamship Switzerland, trading
between Philadelphia and Antwerp'.
While yet a young man, he has saved
the lives of eighty-three persons, who
were rescued from nine sinking vessels.
Four gold medals have been awarded
him, together with a binocular glass of
rare design and power. King Oscar II.
of Sweden and Norway awarded him a
gold medal for rescuing the crew of
fourteen men from a Binking Norwegian
vessel. The English government awarded
a gold medal for saving the crew of tbe
bark Juan of Salcombe, and the Belgian
govern mont a medal for having rescued
the orew of a sinking Belgian fishing
craft. .The New York Humane Associa
tion, also gave him a gold medal for
heroism in rescuing the crew of a vessel
when he was an officer of the steamship
Noordland, and binocular glasses were
awarded for saving tho crew of the
British brig Ibis.
In view of the fact that the Chinese
governor is reported to have cut the
dikes and flooded tho countrv around
Pekin, with the object of checking any
possibility of a Japanese advance upon
the capital, it may be of interest to state
that the Europeans and Americans in
the threatened city number about 250,
and consist only of such persons as are
in enjoyment of special privileges, name
ly, the members of the Diplomatic
Corps, and of certain missionary so
cieties, besides (he members of tbe Cen
tral Chinese Customs Administration
under Sir Robert Hart. The Americans
are mostly missionaries and are stated
to include twenty-one women.
Star Clothing, House.
THE LAEGrEST STOCK OF
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes
ever shown in the city of North Platte,
or any other city west of Omaha. Our
Prices Defy Competition.
Immediate Inspection Invited..
STAB CLOTHING HOUSE
WEBERi & VOLLMER, Props.
Mail orders promptly attended to.
. A MARTYR
Cured by Vtlng
Wards of Contort to All -who Suffer 1nm
"For years, I was a martyr to
indigestion, and had about given cj
tip all hope of ever finding relief, o j
as the complaint only seemed to g
grow worse instead of better, JJ
iindfr ordinary treatment. At ol
last, I was induced to try Ayer's o
aarsaparina, anu x jitueuy icainjr
tnat alter using oniy uicw
ties, I was cured. I can, therefore, oj
confidently recommend this med- g
icine to all similarly afflicted." g
Frankun Beck, Avoca, la. o
"1 am nersonallv acquainted S
with ilr. Beck and believe any 5
statement he mav maKe to De o;
gist and Pharmacist, Avoca, la. J3
"T havfi used Avers Sarsana- H
a blood -purifier, find it does ex
actly as is claimed for it." S. J..
Adams, jszzeii, xexas.
Admitted "lor Xxhibitioa.
AT THE WORLD'S FAIR
Since March 27tn a Plainview firm has
purchased 60,000 dozen eggs, paying
The rivers of Nebraska are higher than
they have been in the past two years. It
The Grand Island district of country
reports the finest crop conditions that
have existed for many years at this sea
son. The Sterling Sun boasts that Johnson
county has a field of rye that stands
three feet high in its stockings. It is
crowding the season.
Calvin Butler, a young colored man
who made his home in Norfolk last sum
mer, was drowned at Marshalltown, la.,
last week while attempting to cross a
stream in a wagon.
B. Bade, proprietor of the Niobrara
packing house, received the following
dressed beef contracts for the ensuing
year: Yankton agency, 250,000 pounds
at 85.67 per cwt.; Santee agency, 76,000
pounds at $5.63 per cwt.; Ponca agency,
7,000 pounds per cwt.
Here is one upon an old timer who has
wrought in this city at divers periods
about delinquent tax-list time: "Tom
Crebbs, a typographical tourist of thirty
years' experience, is making his biennial
circuit of Nebraska towns, and 'touching'
his friends for enough to keep the 'can'
a-rusbing. There is nothing mean about
about Tom, but he and work have had a
permanent falling out."
The home patronage idea in tbe em
ployment of teachers is being discussed
in Kearney. The Hub wisely says the
I "foreign" teacher who is in the business
as a profession is better than tho homo
teacher who holds a high school diploma
and desires only to tide over the hiatus
between graduation and matrimony.
The officers of the Nebraska weather
bureau are preparing to make complete
reports on all the severe storms that
occur in the state during the present
season. In order that their reports may
be complete and accurate they ask the
assistance of all citizens under whoso
observations ariy storms of unusual
severity may happen to fall. They desire
to know tho location and direction of
motion of tho storm, its appearance, the
amount of rainfall accompanying it, the
amount of damage done, and any other
facts that might be of interest. Ne
braska is fortunately so far out of tho
track of violent tornadoes that few se
vero storms are likely to be reported
during the season, but when one does
occur public spirited citizens will, no
doubt see that the weather bureau is
supplied with the full, details. J.ournaJ
As might have been anticipated; a de
nial is made of the wonderful story of
Indiana triplets named after tbe mem
bers of President Cleveland's family and
the receipt by the happy father of a
draft for 8500 in recognition of tbe pres
ident's gratification over the compliment.
If the impression intended to be created
by this fiction should gain ground, name
ly, that there is a standing ofier of a like
sum for each repetition of the cirenm
stances, tbe whole country might soon be
populated with small namesakes of the
Cleveland family. Bee.
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Costs no more than inferior package soda
never spoils the flour, keeps soft, and is mi.
versally acknowledged purest in tbe world.
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