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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 12, 1895.
gentd Exclusively to u
nver.Twenty-One Million People
maatmc&PjrVOTia & rairuruuaus
llnlversallv accented as the
Leading Fine CofTeecf the World
Sells the above Coffee
together with a complete lino of
STAPLE Al K! ill!!,
Prices Always Reasonable,
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Paid For Country Produce.
Smoke the "Royal Sport" cigar.
The rain of Tuesday and Wednes
day w:is not heavy but it helped vegeta
tion quite a little.
Carpenters are putting in now sills
under ono of the big barns on the
Scout's Rest ranch.
Arthur Hoagland received yesterday
for A. W. Pluiner, of Maxwell, a high
grade Phoenix bicycle.
The ladies or tho Episcopal church
aro holding a lawn social at the residence
of P. J. Oilman this afternoon.
Observer Piercy's gauge showed a
rainfall of sixteen one-hundredth of an
inch on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Attend the bicycle races at tho fa;r
grounds on Wednesday evening of next
week. They promise to bo exciting.
S. A. Douglas Circle, No. 20, will
give an ico cream social at Mrs. J. R
Schmalzried s Saturday evening.July 20.
E. B. Warner has purchased the
stock of molding lately carried by II. S.
Keith and is prepared to mako picture
frames to order.
Tho cool weather tho early part of
the week was general throughout the
west. Tuesday night ico formed on
water in tubs at Sioux City.
Regular services at tho Baptist
church next Sunday morning. ''Child
ren's day" exercises will bo observed in
the evening. Everybody welcome.
Victor Meyer has began work on the
Edis irrigation p.ant, which, if every
thing results as expected, will bo tho
largesi of its kbd in western Nebraska.
County warrants on tho general
fend are being cashed by tho banks and
others at from four to seven per cent
discouut, according to the amount of tho
John Hollman, lately deceased, car
ried 2,000 in the Bankers' Insurance
Co., S2,C00 in the New York Life, 82,000
in tho A. O. U. W. and 1,000 in tho
John L. Minor has been confined to
the house several days by an attack of
rheumatism. Several others are also
suffering from tho same trouble, duo
probably to tho cool weather of a few
Now that Keith's hall will not be
used for school purposes, wo understand
it will bo somewhat remodeled and put
in good shape for amusement purposes.
Tho stage will be reconstructed and en
larged. On Wednesday tho secretary of the
interior approved as school indemnity
selections a land grant of 1120 acres in
tho North Platto land district. Tho lo
cation of tho tracts were not given in the
Among tho cases from Lincoln coun
ty which will bo argued befoio tho Sep
tember term of the supremo court aro
those of Groncweg .t Schoeutgeu vs G.
D. Mathewson and the Moline Plow Co.
vs G. D. Mathowson.
M. C. Keith on Wednesday shipped
a number of fine driving horses to
Omaha. Mr. Keith usually gets tho top
notch price for horses ho ships which
may bo accouuted for by tho fact that
he raises a mighty good class of equities.
It is said that tho levy for geueral
fund purposes will not prove sullicieat to
pay the indebtedness contracted, by the
county. The relief afforded the poor
prior to tho time state aid was received
is responsible for this condition of af
fairs. The bicycle races to bo held on Wed
nesday evening of next week at the fair
grounds will probably be tho best of the
season. Tho events aro well, selected,
and are such as to draw at least the
minimum number of starters, and m
some a great many more.
There was a sugar famine in the
city for several days this week, it being
almost impossible to secure a pound of
tho granulated article. Tho grocery
houses received liberal quantities yester
day, and will probably guard against
future famines of this kind.
E. B. Warner, who as undertaker
certifies deaths to the insurance com
panies, inform us that last year the sev
eral companies paid 83.1,000 on policies
held by North Platte people who died
during the year. This is supposed to bo
considerably more than was paid out by
local pqlicy holders. 1
At the Fair Grounds on the Wheel Track.
izes o tle T7"sulnjLe of !$14-00,
Griven By CLINTON, The Jeweler.
Prizes: 1st 2d 3d
1 mile open to Lincoln Co., 10.00 5.00 3.C0
1 mile, boys under 17 yrs., 8.00 5.C0 3.00
2 mile open to Lincoln Co., 15.00 8.C0 5.C0
Prizes: 1st 2d 3d
One-half mile for girls, 5.00 3.C0 2.C0
1 iniln -prv mnn rwnv j.?wr ac.n 4. no 2.co
I 5-mile Handicap,Lincoln Co. 20.C0 10.C0 5.C0
.TSTID $30 TUVEU FBTgiE.
Races called at 6:45 P. M. Sharp. : : Admission 25 cents.
Handicap entries close Tuesday at 6 p. m., all other entries for races close Wednesday noon. Entry
fee will be $1 for first race; 50 cents for each additional race. Girl's race 50 cents.
-SEE THE PRIZES IN CLINTON'S WINDOW.
A half dozen or more gentlemen
from tho eastern part of the stato were
looking over tho irrigated lauds west of
tho city yesterday. This fall there will
bo many land seekers visit this section
tls rough tho personal efforts of Major
Clarkson, of Omaha, who is doing some
tall rustling to gel peopio to visit this
part of tho Platto valley.
For sale, a good heavy work team.
Inquire at the Wilcox Dept. Store.
The statistical report of tho Y. M. C.
A. for Juno is as follows: Renewals, 7;
withdrawn or dropped on account of re
moval, etc., 13; now members, G; present
paid membership, 220; attendance at
men's meetings, 125; number of visits to
rooms, 2012; baths taken, 118; number of
visits of secretary to shops, yards, etc..
12; to sick and injured, 7; letters written
in rooms, 125; books drawn from library,
2.'55: papers on hlo in reading room d ur
ing month, &j(J; magazines, 2S. II.
A ladies' wheel club was organized
Wednesday afternoon with a member
ship of about fifteen members, and this
number will probably bo increased in
tho course of time. The officers elected
wero Mrs. E. F. Seeberger president,
Mrs. M. K. Barnuin vice-president, Mrs.
W. L. Park captain, and Mrs. M. H.
Douglas secretary and treasurer. It is
the intention to make early morning
runs twice a week, and to hold occasional
picnics. Thero is no doubt but tho
formation of tho club will result in many
pleasant hours to the members.
If efforts now being made aro suc
cessful North Platte will before another
season havo a bicycle raco course and
ball ground pasy of access to her citizens.
The plan is to lay out ground for such
purposes on tho land owued by W. L
Park just south of the city and enclose
it with a suitable fence; also to erect a
large grand stand, also suitable dressing
rooms for those taking part in contests.
Such a park is badly needed, as the fair
grounds aro too far away to insure a
largo attendance at sporting events. It
will probably cost 61.000 to put tho
grounds m first-class shape, but wo be
lieve that such an investment would
Tho Hotel Neville was the sceno of
a very pleasant party on Wednesday
evening at which Mr. and Mrs. William
Neville figured as host and hostess.
About fifteen couples were present and
passed several hours at progressive high
five, at tho conclusion of which tho party
repaired to lho dining room and wore
served with light refreshments. Tho
royal prizes consisting of a platoandcup
and saucer handsomely decorated in
tasiety designs by the hostess, were
awarded to Mrs. V. II. McDonald and
Mr. Hare. Tho booby prizes were secured
by Wm. Grady and Mrs. Croxton. Mr.
aud Mrs. Neville wero untiriug in their
efforts to have their guests enjoy them
selves and in this they were highly suc
cessful. Wo publish in another column a
letter from a Third ward woman in
v. hich she makes a rather vicious kick
on tho meetings being conducted by a
couplo of evangelists. Tho object in
giving space to this article is not a desire
on the part of Thk Tribute to slur the
men conducting the services, but rather
to show how "worked up" some of the
res'donls of that locality havo become
over the meetings. The noiso created at
these meetings is no doubt somewhat
annoying to near-by residents, but from
what we learn, after considerable in
quiry, tho commotiou and rumpus comes
principally from a gang of hoodlums who
attend these meetings for the express
purpose of creating a disturbance. Tho
men in charge of tho meetings are un
doubtedly sincere in their work; they
and their followers havo tho constitu
tional right to worship God in their own
way, and if they are disturbed by men,
boys and girls who attend the meetings
for the "fun"' they can get, tho police
should see that the latter are driven
away. It might be well for the marshal
to occasionally visit these meetings and
satisfy himself as to whether it is tho
worshippers or the people outside the
tent that aro raising the disturbance.
Roy Vornon returned tho early part of
tho week from a visit in Boone, Iowa.
Up to last evening city clerk Schar
mann has issued sixty-two dog licenses.
C. B. Jordan, who is now engaged in
business at Lincoln, has been in town
for several days past.
The interior of McCabe's drug store
is being enhanced in appearance by the
application of paint.
Tho attention of every member of
tho firo department is called to tho no
tice published olsowhoro by tho acting
Tho Union Pacific will run a train
from tho depot to tho fair grounds on
Wednesday evening of next week to ac
commodate thoso who wish to attend
the bicycle races. Tho Gordon cornet
band will give a concei t on tho grounds
during tho races.
Messrs. Blood, Hill, Wood and Davis
made a run to Ft. McPherson on their
wheels last evening, returning this
morning. On tho way homo Wood and
Davis smashed their wheels and were
obliged to walk a good part of tho way
All who are interested in lawn tounis
and who would like to have an associa
tion in North Platte, aro requested to
meet at the Y. M. C. A. rooms at S:30
o'clock, Saturday, July loth. Speak to
your friends about tho matter an urgo
them to attend.
The Lincoln County Immigration
Association will give S10 "for tho largest
collection of wild grasses grown in tho
county. Thoy should bo cut closo to tho
ground or pulled from tho roots. Only
tho largest stems from different stools
should bo selected. A few specimens
showing roots must bo included, all tied
up neatly in sheaves two inches in
diamoter, wrappe in paper or c'.oth. All
c Elections must bo loft at the Immigra
tion room. Five dollar1' will also bo
given for tho best collection of tamo
grasses separate from above.
At a meeting held at Keith's hall
last evening tho North Platto wheel
club was reorganized. The attendance
was not as largo as was expected, only
about thirty wheelmen being present,
but thero was considerable enthusiasm
displayed. Tho election of officers re
sulted as follows: President II. M.
Weber, vico-president J. F. Clabaugh,
treasurer Arthur McNamara, secretary
J. B. McDouald, captain Walker llain
line, lieutenant Arthur Rush, directors
W.L.Park and E. F. Seeterger. A
constitution and by laws for tho govern
ment of tho club were drafted and
adopted, and the directors wero in
structed to sco what could bo dono in
tho way of f ocuring grounds for a raco
courso and the cost of putting in a
track Other matters wero discussed,
and it v. a? nearly midnight before the
Railroad men and citizens aro invited
to meet at tho Court houso Saturday
evening, July 13th, at S o'clock p. in., to
learn about tho resourco of Southern
California and proposed railroad to bo
built by railroad men from San Deigo,
California, to Salt Lake, Utah. Come
one, come all.
On Thursday evening, July 18, a
lawu sociable will be given at the resi
dence of Geo. Austin, by tho ladies of
tho Catholic church. Ico cream and
cako will bo served.
Tho Good Templars held a social at
their hall last ovening which was very
largely attended. A well-rendered
literary programme added to tho enjoy
ment of tho evening. Tho refreshments
wore served free.
Lewis Kelley, of Wallace, an old ro
pvblican war horse, and an old soldier,
has been visiting North Platto friends
for a day or so past. Mr. Kelley is fa
vorably mentioned as a candidate for
sheriff before the republican county cou
vontion. On account of a deficiency in the
amount necessary to defray the expense
of tho illustrated pamphlet and to secure
money to mail and express thorn about
tho country, it has been th' ught best by
the Lincoln County Immigration Associ
ation to sell them at cost price. Buy ten
or twenty and sond them to your friends
east. You will assist in advertising your
countrv in this wav.
Tho Lincoln County Immigration
Association will givo 810 to any boy or
girl in tho county sending or bringing to
tho Ottenstt-in building tho best display
of grain sheaves, consisting of rye, oats,
barley and wheat, showing tho longest
straw and heads. Sheaves should bo
four inches in diameter, tied up m-atly
and tagged. Each straw may bo select
ed separately. All must bo immediately
wrapped in newspapers or cloth, and put
m a dark place until ready to bring in.
These specimens must include tho root.
Tho largest number of varieties of each
will be considered in making tho award.
Tho North Platto Gun Club was
organized last night with a membership
of thirty-seven and this number will bo
considerably increased in tho immediate
future. Tho officers of tho club aro: M.
K. Barnum president, Wm. Novillo vice
president, A. D. Williams secretary, W.
II. McDonald treasurer. W. L. Park, R.
L. Graves, W. II. C. Woodhurst, Thos.
O'Neil and Chas. Poole wero appointed
as members ot tho oxecutivo committee
Arrangements were made at this meet
ing to purchase tho necessary pharapha
nalia for trap shooting. These latter
contests will bo held onco a week.
1. A. Fort has been in Omaha for sev
eral days past.
Mrs. Jas. Fonda left Wednesday morn
ing for a visit in Omaha.
John Dwyer, of Kearney, visited North
Platto friends this week.
Chas. Burke returned last night from
a business trip to Omaha.
Miss Julia Schatz started yesterday
morning for a visit with friends in Salt
J. W. Bridges, a prominent business
man of Gothenburg, visited this city yes
terday. Mrs. Lucy Miller, has returned from
Butte, Montana, and taken up a resi
dence in Sutherland.
Mrs Colonel Owens and children left
Tuesday night for Stansborry, Mo., for a
visit with relatives.
Mrs. Monagan, who had been visiting
tho family of Chas. Monagan, returned
to New York Wednesday.
Mrs. W. F. Cody and daughter Irma
aro homo from a visit to Slack, Wyo.,
and tho Yellowstone Park.
Mrs. J. II. Dunn, who had been visit
ing North Platte friends, returned to
Green River, Wyo., yesterday.
Mrs. J. II. McConnell. who had been
visiting Norih Platte friends for several
days, returned to Omaha yesterday.
Mrs. McMann and daughter-in-law,
who had been visiting Mrs. C. G. Hall,
left yesterdny for Colorado Springs.
Misses Stella and Bettio Graves, of
Council Bluffs, visited their sister Mrs.
Lester Eells yesterday while en route to
Ries Lemon leaves to-night for Colum
bus to attend a picnic given oy tho pio
neer employes of tho Un'on Pacific
shops at Omaha.
Mr. antl Mrs. Sanford llartman re
turned last night from their visit to
Minneapolis. The trip was a delight
fully pleasant ono to to them.
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
AT TEN PER CENT
To pay cash for what goods you need, and
then make from 25 to 50 per cent by
so doing if you bring your money to ns.
-W"E3 SELL :
4 dozen Hooks and Eyes for 1 cent.
5 Lead Pencils for 1 cent.
i Thimbles for 1 cent.
A good Purse for 2cents.
Tin Pans from 2 cents up.
A yard of Elastic Web for 2 cents.
Clark's 0. N. T. Thread for 4 cents a spool.
Children's Shoes for 22 cents a pair.
Ladies' Hose for 5 cents a pair.
A good Sponge for - cents.
A 2-quart Fountain Syringe for $1.07.
A good book by best authors for 7 cents.
Boys' Waists for 17 cents up.
Men's Working Shirts for 17 cents.
We handle nothing but first-class goods. If you are
not satisfied with the quality or price bring back the goods
and get your money. We handle a full line of Shoes, No
tions, Furnishing Goods, Millinery, Tinware, Woodenware,
Oucensware, etc. Call and get our prices.
".ECONOMY IS ;;
We are the People who have
The BEST FLOUR,
The BEST COFFEE,
The BEST TEA,
The finest grades of everything in the Grocery Line
in the City; always fresh and at prices that
HARRINGTON & TOBIN.
Yesterday afternoon Geo. W. Vro
man, president of tho San Diego, Pacific
& Eastern Railroad, which is to bo "a
railroad for railroad men," addressed a
number of U. P. employes at tho First
National Bank hall. The object of this
address was to acquaint tho local rail
road men with the organization and
plans of the proposed road, and very
clearly and forcibly did ho present tho
facts. Tho proposed routo of this road
is from San Diego northeast to Salt
Lake, of else to Milford, a point on the
U. P. system about 225 miles soulh of
Salt Lako. Tho territory covered is one
rich in agricultural and mineral produc
tions, vast beds of coal and ore being on
tho line of the road in southwestern
Utah. It is believed that the local traf
lic from the start would bo heavy and
that it would of courso increase rapidly
as tho country developed. This road
would greatly shorten tho haul on
through freight to southern California
points and would therefore receive a
large proportion of that trado. Tho
shares of stock aro placed at ten dollars,
and tho limit of shares held by any one
person placed at 500, thus avoiding the
, possibility of the road passing into the
j hands of a syndicate. Tho shares are
j open to none but railroad employes.
There aro many business and manufac
turing concerns conducted on tho co
operative plan, but this is the first in
stance where a railroad is to bo con
structed and conducted on that plan. If
successful in its results, and there 6eeras
no reason why it should not be, it will
havo considerable bearing on railroad
operations in tho future, inasmuch as it
will not bo encumbered by mortgages
and will pay dividends on the actual
value, instead of on stock that represents
one-fourth value and three-fourths
"water." The railroad men of tho city
look upon tho building of this road as
practicable and seem inclined to back
up their faith by subscribing for stock
to tho extent of their ability. Ten
cox Dptiiiit Store
First door south of Streitz' Drug Store, - - NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
thousand shares of tho stock hnve been
voluntary subscribed by railroad men,
and with a little work on tho part of the
organizers it is believed the full amount
can bo raised. Mr. Vroinan whilo in
California carefully investigated this
enorpriso before accepting tho presidency
of it, and is thoreforo in position to
know whereof ho spoaks.
Tho pay checks for tho road men were
Mastor Mechanic Mauning looked over
matters at this point Wednesday.
A. II. Davis went to Wellfleet this
morning after his family who have been
W. H. Blood was given a five-day lay
off this week n order that he might
eradicate the weeds from his garden.
To all Members of the Fire Dept.
NOTICE FOR BIDS.
North Platte, Nf.u., July Gtb, 1895.
Tho board of education of District No.
5, of Lincoln county, Nebraska, will re
ceive sealed bids until 12 o'clock noon of
July 20th, 1895, for repairing and build
ing an addition to the west school house
in District No. 5, of Lincoln county, Neb.
Plans and specifications can bo seen at
my residence sir milos northwest 'of
North Platte, Neb. Tho board reservoi
the right to reject any or all hide.
Lor ex Sources, Director.
Taken up by tho undersigned on his
farm in Cottonwood precinct on June
19th, 1895. ono dark roan horse, about
five years old, has three calloused sores
on neck and shoulder. The owner can
have tho animal by proving property
and paying charges.
You arc hereby notified that a special
meeting of the Fire Department will be
held at the First Ward Hose House on
Wednesday evening, July 31st, 1895, for
tho purpose of nominating a chief of the
Firo Department for the ensuing year,
the name of said nominee to bo pre
sented to the city council for confirma
tion. The chief will bo nominated in
the same manner in which elections aro
conducted, all voting by ballot, and the
polls being kept open from 7 to 9
o'clock. The secretary of each compa
ny will bo present with the books and
each and every member found to be in
good standing will be entitled to vote.
All members of tho department are
earnestly requested to be present.
By order of acting chief,
W. E. Price,
List of letters remaining uncnlled for
in iho post office at North Platte, Neb.
for the week ending July 5, 1895.
Beauty A J
Olson O C
Hauley Mrs Nora Mill Mrs Thomas
Persons calling for above will pleajpe say
advertised." M. W. Clair, Postmaster
Millet seed for sale.
- C. F. IDDINGS.
Hershey & Co's.
In search of a good cigar X
will always find it at J.
F. Schmalzried's. Try
them and judge.
Property owners are respectfully
requested to clean their alleys, cut
the weeds and sweet clover and de
stro the Russian thistle adjoining
their property by the 1st of July,
so that the city will have a clean
appearance on the Fourth.
D. "W. Baker, Mayor.
If you make the trip via the Chicago,
Union Pacific fc Northwestern Line.
Fewest changes to Chicago and other
eastern cities. Through vestibuled trains
composed of dining cars, first and second
class sleepers and free reclining chair
For full information call on or address
N. B. Olds,
Agent U. P. Sjtm.
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