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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRfBBffE: FRIDAY EYENINGf AUGUST 1895.
A. F. STREITZ,
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
WINDOW GLASS, -:- MACHINE OILS,
Corner of Spruce and Sixth-sts.
The North Side Grocer.
FLOUR and FEED.
Our Goods are Guaranteed Fresh, our
Prices are as Low as the Lowest. We
insure Prompt Delivery. We Solicit
a bhare of Your J.rade.
NORTH LOCUST STREET, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
ufuwr Cal1 there for n11 kindB of I
if x PRICES LOW.
WALL-PAPER, PAINT AND OIL DEPOT.
WINDOW GLSS, VARNISHES, GOLD. LEAF, GOLD
PAINTS, BRONZES, ARTISTS' COLORS AND BRUSHES, PIANO AND
FURNITURE POLISHES, PREPARED HOUSE AND BUGGY PAINTS,
KALSOMINE MATERIAL, WINDOW SHADES.
ESTABLISHED JULY 18G8. .... 310 SPRUCE STREET.
F. J- BROEKER.
A Fine Line of Piece
Goods to select from.
First-class Fit. Excels
I0RTH : PLATTE : PHARMACY,
Dr. N. McOABE, Prop., J. E. BUSH, Manager.
ItTOIRTIH: PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA .
AVe aim to handle tlie Best Grades of.
Groods, sell tliein at Heasonable
IFigtrres, and "Warrant Everything
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific railway respectfully solicited.
JOS. F. FILLION,
Steam and Gas Pitting.
Cesspool and Sewerage a Specialty. Copper und Galvanized Iron Cor
nice. Tin and Iron Roofings.
Estimates furnished. Repairing of all kinds receive prompt attentio'n
Locust Street, Between Fifth and Sixth,
.ISToxttn Platte. -
FINEST SAMPLE BOOM IN" NORTH PLATTE
Having refitted our rooms in the finest of style, the public -is
invited to call and see us, insuriug courteous treatment.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
Our billiard hall is supplied with the best make of tables .
and competent attendants will -supply all your wants.
KEITH'S BLOCK, OPPOSITE A-flE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
UBA L..BARE, Editor asd Proprietor
One Year, cash la advance, 11.25.
SlxMoaUw, cash in advance 75 Cents.
Entered at the North Platte (Nebraska) postofflce as
Inter Ocean proposes the
mottoes which should
be used during the campaign of
1896: "Better wages," "Better
protectipn from foreign labor," "A
tariff for revenue that will raise
revenue," "Silver and gold and
paper dollars as good as either."
The present large deficit in the
United States treasury can point to
an 58,000,000 loss from free wool;
and the slieep raisers of the country
can easily see in it a much larger
loss to them, and the money they
should have had has gone into the
pockets of the Australians and
The "upper ten" Society in New
x orK is growing so large tnat one
very rich resident declares that in
the future he will visit and invite
only those who have more than $5,
000.000. Some people may think
that this is a sign of impending
plutocrocy, but the Syracuse Post
declares it is Only a sign of increas
ing idiocy, and the Post strikes it
The republicans of Maryland are
making careful nominations and
are in a hopeful condition generally.
A new era is coming for the old
border states. Their natural re
sources are unsurpassed, and when
the)' escaped from Bourbonism and
are modernized tnere will be no
danger of going back to second rate
or third- rate places.
The reports from Havana, sent
out by permission of the Spanish
authorities, indicate that the situa
tion in Cuba is still of such a char
acter as to threaten Spanish rule.
The movement of Antonio Maceo
at the head of 6,000 insurgents on
Jiguani, in the-province of Santiago
de Cuba, with only 2,000 govern
ment troops to oppose this rebel
force, would indicate that the revo
lution had reached such proportion
as to threaten the authorityof Spain
very seriously in several parts of
the island. ; Maceo andJns men
have" not hesitated to give battleto
the government, troops wherever
they have met, or. even march
against them from a distance, m
attack their garrisons. i"
It is given out from "Washington
that an official -high up in the coun
cils of the democratic party, pre
sumably none other than Carlisle
himself, states that the repeal of
the reciprocity features of the Mc
Kinley tariff law was a great mis
take. It is not supnsing that such
a statement is made. The most
pitiable piece of legislation ever en
acted is that feature of the demo
cratic tariff measure which dis
places reciprocity. It is surprising
to note the shortsightedness of the
democrats when it comes to legisla
tion that is to benefit the whole
people. Reciprocity did more to
enlarge the markets of this coun
try than all the free trade legisla
tion ever attempted, and ye't be
cause it was a republican measure
democratic congress could not
raise aoove a mean and narrow
partisanship and permit that law
to remain in force, The first mea-
sure a republican congress ouirht
o pass should be one looking
toward the restoration of reciprocal
relations with other nations.
Seward Blade. I
tiff-fite :Nraska. legislature
rfiw n?a the Russian thistle 'law
is certainly open to criticism. It
will be well -for the people of west
ern Nebraska that they take up and
discuss this Question in time. The
act affords the people of the west
ern part of the state an object
lesson on laws: for if the readers
jjf The Tribune will give this sub
ject a moment s thought tijey can
see that the law may be applicable
and practicable for the first, two, or
three Nebraska counties, west from
the Missouri river; where!the lands
are all owned, well settled, tilled
But to attempt to carry out the
provision 6i this law in central or
western Nebraska seems absurd,
especially where we have such a
large area of unsettled 'and unoccu
pied territory. It cannot be en
forced without reactinir upon the
people themselves. In Lincoln and
many other counties of western and
central Nebraska there yet remains
large tracts of government land;
there are also many sections of un
leased or unsold state school .lands.
By what means will the road super
visor present a bill that will be
good for labor performed in , clear
ing up or destroying the Russian
or any other thistle on these two
classes of lands.
Eastern Nebraska's conditions
are different from our's, there the
law can be made effective and bene
ficial. Here it means tax sales
that will find no buyers, as the
owners of a tax title might expect
to be compelled annually to expend
more than the value of the land in
keeping down the thistle. The re
sult will be that it will be cheaper
to abandon the lands than to try to
hold them. If we could thickly
settle up the country with a farmer
on every 80 or 160 acres and with
land values ranging from $25 to $50
per acre then no difficult)' would
exist in keeping down this weed.
But many years must pass before
all of Lincoln county will be settled
in this manner, and then the state
must enact laws looking to an effec
tive attention to vacant govern
ment lands and to destroying this
weed on its own school lands as. on
the lands of private 'individuals.
For as the law now stand
statutes of Nebraw
rnraent or state lands re-
frportibn pHlie state.
1 A 1
i n cam Be nnne 11 v i iif rpsi.
deatl any thickly settled neigh
borhobd in keeping down this pest.
i NIWS PARAGRAPHS.
Harry MStow.-lias sued the city
of Chicago i or $1000,000, alleged to
be dueffor royalty on a method of
laying ceder block paving to which
he claims the title and which the
The right of insurance companies
to exhume fthe bodies of deceasec
policy holders is to be tested in the
New York courts. A case involv
this point is now pending in the
court of appeals.
Mrs. Hattie Covey of Jaysville,
N. Y., eloyed with a man named
John Kirch and went to Michiga
Becoming tired of him she returned
to her family. A crowd called up
on her, and warned her to leave
H. Cay Merritt, a Kewanee, 111
game dealer, was fined $10,000 for
having game in his possession out
of season. Other cases are pending
against him. and it he is fined the
minimum amount for each bird
found the Ane w-ill foot up $110,000,
In -the primaries in South Caro
Una Tuesday to nominate candi
dates for the constitutional conven
tion the conservative democrats
generally absented themselves. The
reform wing of the party, headed
by Tillman and Irby, will undoubt
edly control the convention.
The municipal government of
Monterey, Mex., has passed an
law prohibiting bathing within
the city limits. For 260 years the
citizens have bathed in a big spring
in the center of the city and the
sight has been of great interest to
Upon report of Special Master
Crawford, Judge Dallas made an
order in the United States Circuit
authorizing tne receiv
ers of the Philadelphia and Read-
ing Railroad Company to purchase
1,000 coal cars from the Puilman
Palace Car Company, to cost $489.50,
Private advices from the republic
of Salvador state that the country
is on the verge of anarchy, there no
longer being any protection to life
or property. Murders are com
mitted with impunity, and recently
the police assassinated a reputable
citizen of the capital city.
The bank examiner has taken
j possession of the ,Union National
CJSLr Denver. The directors
Weexly weather-crop bulletin
No. 17. For the week ending July
29th was as follows: "The week
opened cool and rainy, followed
during most of the remaining days
by high temperature. The mean
temperature for the week was
nearly normal. The rain fall has
it generally been heavy over the
state, although in limited localities
n has been excessive, particularly
in the southern corner of the state.
Over an area covering several
counties in the northeastern section
none at all fell. The harvest is
about completed in the eastern-part
of the state. The yield of small
grain in the northeastern section is
phenomenal. Some oats "have
threshed out as high as eightyve
bushels to the acre and some barley
as high as 100. Corn has continued
to suffer considerable damage dur
ing the week in the southeastern
section of the state wbere al thirtl
to a half of the crop is estimated to
be injured beyond recovery, except
n the riuer counties. In the south
western section of the state the
corn crop is generally in a very
promising condition, inthe-northern
portion it is now beginning to feel
the need of rain and is rolling some
what although not'suffering any
but1 oply for their immediate vicin
The law is good enough and al
ngntiwhere it will work. And it
wouid be a pleasure to learn how
it can be made to work successfu
here in Lincoln and the balance o:
the western Nebraska counties,
where conditions are similar to
ours. There may be more scare
about this weed than many suppose.
It a million of dollars was asked of
congress to assist iir eradicating' it
m the Dakotas, how are we in our
impovished condition going to de
stroy it? The lacts as they exist
have been fairly stated, but we all
know they do exist, and we all be
lieved this weed should be destroyed
and checked, but how can we do it?
I. A. Fort
The trolley has retired 8,500
horses from car lines in Chicago
and yet there has been no strike or
aav extra kicking.
BELIEF WORK IN DEER CREEK.
, Deer- Creek, Neb., July 29th.
Editor Tribune: I see by the
State Journal that Com'r Hill, has
written the state relief commission
in regard to an application for aid
from this precinct, which can only
be excused because" the honorable
commissioner resides in North
Platte and only comes out here
semi-occasionallv to seehis family
and draw his mileage, and is there
fore not conversant with the true
state of affairs.
The facts in the matter are that
the stranger he speaks of is the
onlyman in this precinct: that has
noror does not expect to' draw any
am, out nas lurmshed provisions
and seed that has enabled one man
to put in a crop. If we only had
enough of uch strangers no one
would have to ask for help.
Last winter a woman with five
small children went to Com'r Hill
and told hiin'she was out of fuel
and did-not know what to do for
something to burn, and his reply to
her was that lie would show her
where there was a patch of plum
Last spring when the relief store
had plenty of provisions one of my
neighbors went to Mr. Hill and told
him he was entirely out ot money
and had nothing left to live on, and
Mr. Hill told him he was sorry he
could do nothing for him as tliere
were no supplies on hand.
Last week a man (with five in
family) went to North Platte, a dis
tance ot fifty miles, and received
one sack of flour, three pounds of
beans and two pounds of meat.
That is the way1 the county is
taking careof the needy and is it
any wonder that the people here
applied to the state relief commis
sion instead of the county?
Yours respectfully, ,
C. H. VasTilbos'g.
stockkblders. M. S; Noah's install
meut.ho'use was compeled to close
onf account of the failure of the
banlcrv ii "...
Peter W. Miller, an aged, dis
abled veteran, being deprived ot his
pension money, walked from his
home at Shamokin, Pa., to "Wash
ington and interviewed Pension
Commissioner Lochron. He dis
played his wounds and his pension
was restored and his expenses
The managers and actors of the
Alcrezar theater of San Francisco
were all up before ; Judge Murphy
Tuesday for contempt of court in
producing the play, "The Crime of
the century." in violation of the
court's injunction. The play is
supposed to be a history of the
Emanuel church murders.
A special from Evanstop? "Wyo..
say: Two young desperadoes who
have been stealing horses in "tins
vicinity were located last night by
a sheriff's posse: An engagement
followed, resulting in Deputy
Sheriffs Daws of Evanston and
Stagg of Echo, being killed. De
puty Sheriff Galverty was wounded
in the should. The thieves took
refuge in a log cabin and are now
Mgr. Satolli, the papal ablegate,
is very much annoyed at the con
stant retieration from many quar
ters of the statement that he is to
be recaded. The latest of these
stories is to the effect that Cardinal
Kedochowski, the ex-Pole, js urg-
thc pope to appoint Mgrl Zalewski.
a fellow countryman, now papal
to India, as Mgr. Satolli's
Sugar beets are very fine condi
tion around Grand Island. Tliere
was never a more promising out
look since the beet raising industry
Jjas been started in Hall county.
From fifteen to eighteen tons of
beets will be the average yield per
acre this year. "Work will begin at
-the sugar factory about September
15, and Em. Brysselbout, the
superintendent, thinks that a run
of fully four months will be made.
bout 200 people will be employed
at the factory this season.
The. distinguished feature of;
Missouri statistics is in the fact
that itjeads the states of the Union
jn mules. The last census shows
tjjat .Missouri "lias. 251.714. the next
being Texas, with 227.432. and the
third Tenuessee. with 203,639.
Cities of the second class are be-
ginning to dust the seats prepara
tory for the nation convention of
18. It is a laudable ambition to
be ready when the lightning strikes
them. There will be some big con-
ntio'as in 1S96.
Highest of all in Iaveriing Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
MOST o.. DELICIOUS o COFFEE o IN THE WORLD 1
HARRINGTON & T0BIN, SOLE ACTS. NORTH PLATTE, NO
fTirst Jtf&fion&l Baniv
NOETH IPITTIS, JSTJST3.
E. M. F. LEFLANG, Pros'.,
1MJ ARTHUR McNAMARA. .
A General Banking Business Transacted.
It is becoming quite dry
Perhaps it will soon be time to hold
another irrigation meeting.
T. Hanrahan. John Harrigan,
Sam Rickards and lu. DeLaney
drove to North Platte Monday.
The young ladies of the Catholic
Sunday school gave an ice cream
social in the school house, last Sat
urday night. It was very, largely
attended and all present had an en
joyable time. - .
'Miss Mamie ICugent is soon to
have a new bicycle.
t is entertaining to watch Jhe
fine' even ings .Nearly all the Max
well boys have a wheel a. their
lads. I mean they will rmrchase
one some time, of course.
Mr. Schope, of Vroman, was a
Maxwell visitor Sundav.
Henry W'ilkinsou has purchased
a new cart. He drove to the Platte
last Sunday, accompanied by Mr.
Schope, to witness the base ball
A party from the island went out
in the sand hills to pick cherries
T. Hanrahan contemplates build
ing an addition to his house in the
George Clark, the swamp angel
from Morning Glory Town, was in
Catholic services were held here
last Saturday, Rev. O'Toole ofticiat
ing. The two Sunday schools were
largely attended last Sunday, and
there was church last Sunday night.
Secretary Howell of the state
board of irrigation has been making-
some fignres and
which are interesting.
Pierce is asking for telephone
connection with Norfolk.
Custer county has a great crop of
small grain, and corn is in excel
The town ot Randolph is enjoy
ing a building boom, and most of
the new structures are of brick.
The barley crop in Boyd county
is yielding forty bushels per acre
and finds a ready market at 50 cents
A hundred bushels of apples will
be marketed from a young orchard
by "William Prueske of Madison
A stalk of corn thirteen feet high
was found in a Madison county
field. There are more just like it
all over the state.
Russian thistles have obtained a
foothold in Cheyenne county and
their extermination will cost nonr
resident landowners a barrel of
A young farmer named Strohm.
living near Randolph, received a
sunstroke while returning from the
harvest field. He was found three '
hours afterward and taken home.
The doctor fears he will die.
A Wandering Willie tramp, who
was working out a sentence of
thirty days on the streets at Ban
croft, wearied of the monotony and
skipped out, taking along with him
the ball and chain attached, with
which the city authorities had
labeled him. as a souvenir. When
he reached Beemen he parted with
the souvenir for the sum of 51 in
addition to his supper and lodging,
and resumed his aimless journey
wjth the laugh on the Bancroft
been filed with the county clerks of
forty-three counties 7S9 notices ot
claims for water privileges, cover
ing 981 pages of manuscript. Of
these 789 claims 179 were filed since
the new law went-into effect, mak- a
ling it necessarv fon-them to refileE
with-the state board in order to
perfect their clajms. To all of
those who have filecLnotices the new,
forms of application have been sent
in order that thev niav irive a Mefi-
n itescHptig movJi a I Jh cy Avan tsir3j
Many of the claims filed under the
old law were ambiguous. Parties
who have filed claims with county
clerks since April 4th must now rc
file with the state board. Since
May 16th, 312 persons have refiled
with the board. Of these ninety
nine applications covered some
700.000 or 800.000 acres of land, em
bracing 312 canals, or ditches. But
three counties in the state have
failed to furnish at least one appli
cant, and but three counties have
failed to refile when requested to do
so. According to the United States
census of 1S90, Utah, in forty years
had irrigated but 600.000 acres, and
there were, in 1890, but 350.000 acres
under irrigation in Utah. This
comparison speaks well for the pro
gress being- made in Nebraska dur
ing the short period m which atten
tion has been given to the subject
of irrigation. Bee.
Field-Marshal Peebles of the
Pender home guard, who made the
warlike preparations by buying- in
Omaha 100 rilles and 5,000 rounds
of ammunition. was in high
leathers, when he talked big to our
congressional delegation at Pender.
But when he in the wake of the
delegation, and at the head of his
army of 100 braves, came to the
Winnebago reservation. he was con
siderably taken down, when he and
an associate was arrested by a LI,
S. marshal for conspiracy to make
war on U. S. officials, the warrant
having been sworn out by the U. S.
district attorney. The military
ardor of the field-marshal and his
adjutant is said to be cooled off to
a marked degee. Grand Island
The democrats of Maryland Wed
nesday nominated for governor Jno.
E. Hurst, a millionaire merchant
for 10 ceois
fie Largest piece of Good
tobacco eveisold for he mor.2i
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