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THE NORTR PLATTE SMI-WEEELY TRJffiUM: FRIDM EVMIN6r AUGUST 30,""1895.
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tfhrerfaenty-One Million Peopk
'StiiVVorki Fair grounds
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IJnlversaHv cc8te m ti
leading j cffe u Wor
Bells tlie above Coffee
together with a complete line of.
Mil D FAKCT IB.
Prices Always Reasonable.
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Paid For Country Produce.
Next Monday is Labor day.
Positively the last call ior the
band boys ball and sociable. Give
them a little financial boost.
J. R. Bangs shipped a number
of .cars of cattle the first of the week
which" he purchased in the sand
hillls, that were very nice.
On Tuesday in Well precinct
Miss Lizzie Roush, mother of Mrs.
John Folchert died, aged seventy
Marshal Morgan will sell next
Tuesday at poundmaster's sale a
stray equine which was taken up
on the streets.
Died, on Wednesday, six miles
southwest of this city, Marguerite,
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Andrew
Hahn, aged one year and nine
District court was still in ses
sion yesterday grinding away upon
the equity docket, a large amount
of which has been transacted the
Some fellows yesterday man
aged to have considerable sport
with a badly inebriated individual
by setting off a bunch of firecrack
ers in his vicinity and informing
him that there was a fire.
Doctor Aley, the Lincoln
specialist, visits North Platte eve
ry month. His next regular visit
will be Monday and Tuesday,
Sept. 9th and 10th. He stops at
the Hotel Neville. If you contem
plate leaving home for treatment,
consult him before deciding.
- The local melon crop is now
being freely marketed, and although
the drv weather has militated
against the size of the fruit, it has
all the other qualities and charac
teristics of the same, and is guaran
teed to give the greedy small boy
the same old-fashioned case of
A "promoter" of an eastern
tobacco company yesterday dis
tributed free samples of the pro
duct of his factory, and of course
he enjoyed a large patronage. The
tobacco manufacturers' war is
largely benefitting the retailer, but
its advantages to the chewers are
not so apparent.
On account of so many of our
young people attending the State
fair and the unavoidable delay in
securing special music the "Corn
Festival" under the auspices of the
Ladies of the G. A. R., has been
postponed to Oct. 11. The pro
gramme promises to be unique and
well worthy the patronage of the
John Lamaster is fully im
pressed with the belief that if some
inventive genius would put ball
bearings and pedals to the family
sewing machine, and other domestic
machinery, there would be no
trouble about the boys remaining
at home to operate them. He comes
to this conclusion from the disposi
tion of the juveniles to tall all over
each other in their anxiety to run
The North Platte tennis asso
ciation will hold a tournament next
Tuesday (Labor Day), morning and
afternoon. The championship
. games, singles and doubles, will "be
played. The members are very
desirous that the people -witness
these games, and a special invita-
' tidh is ex'tended the public to be
- present. The court is on West
Sixth street iust east ot the old
North Platte barracks.
As will be seen by the following
paragraph from the Lincoln Journal
''our deputy sheriff's story of how he
assistedVBjrThe capture of the train
robbers is like the story of the
Irishman who captured the bull by
allowing the animal to chase him
into the corrall: "Deputy Sheriff
Tim Keliher of Lincoln county
brought in Charles Nolan to the
penitentiary yesterday. Nolan was
sent up for three years for horse
stealing. Mr. Keliher is one of the
deputies who took part in the chase
otthe Gothenburg train robbers re
cently. It was his posse, in tact,
that drove the robbers into the
hands of the officers who fiqally
- captured them."
Xailroad Committee Meeting,
The members of the committee.
appointed upon the incorporation
and organization of the proposed
new railway up the North Platte
river are requested to meet at my
office this (Friday) evening- at 8
o'clock. Lester Bells, Sec'y.
Rev. Dr. Kerr, from Bellview
college, will preach morning and'
evening in thePresbyteriaachurch.
Charley Finney is painting the
Unitarian hall in good shape pre
paratory to the opening of school
An enjoyable lawn sociable was
held last night by the Lutheran
church people at the residence of
Chas. Hendy, in the First ward.
A street fight during the "wee
sma" hours one night the first of
the week kept the pro tem night
watchman from going to sleep. No
arrests were made.
"The Knights of Aksarben,"
composed for brass bands especially
for coming state fair will be the
most generally mutilated piece of
music ever heard in Nebraska.
At a "sassiety" dance over on
the north side a few nights ago an
inebriated individual and a big jack
knife played a star role, but fortu
nately without doing any damage.
Mrs. Mary Clark will tender a
reception to the members, honary
members and friends of S. A. Doug
las Circle No. 20, at her residence
Saturday evening Aug. 31st. An
enjoyable evening is anticipated. .
The Sisters of the Nativity con
vent will conduct a special class in
painting the coming school year.
An expert artist will direct the class
and a liberal share of the public pat
ronage is respecttully solicited.
Company E, of the National
Guard of North Platte were in the
city this morning en route to Hast
ings where they go into camp.
They filled one passenger coach.
Company E is known as the Cody
Rifles. G. I. Independent.
" Rev. S. B. Barnitz, D. D., of
Des Moines, Iowa, will occupy the
pulpit of the Lutheran church next
Sabbath morning and evening. He
will address the Sabbath school in
the afternoon. The Dr. is one ot
the best Sunday school workers in
the Lutheran church. All are in
vited to be present.
A regular patron of the Y. M.
C. A. library in this city says that
for months he has been endeavoring
to obtain possession of the book
"Trilby." owned by the association,
but the editor ot the Era has in
some manner managed to retain
this rich volume. Probably that
is the way in which the little
creature acquired the epithet
Work on the South Side irri
gation canal is progressing steadily
toward .completion, the greatest
amount of uncompleted' ditch being
south of town. Several of those
who have alread' done the greatest
amount of work have agreed to
do more. A temporary head-gate
will be put in the South Platte
river so that the winter and spring
waters of that stream may be made
available. This will prove the
most important irrigation entejr,
prise to North Platte that l3&
One of those annoying little
blunders which will occasionally
creep into the most careful of news
papers occurred in our Tuesday's
issue, viz: the paragraph relative
to Sheriff Miller's future political
prospects. Instead of reading "J.
B. Tridle," the name of the pros
pective deputy mentioned, it should
have read, J. H. Seaton. However,
except to persons acquainted with
both gentlemen the strength of the
item was not impaired. It was
simply a case of misinformation as
to the identity of an individual.
John Keliher who has been
employed in Herrod's grocery store
or a long time lett Wednesday
morning for St. Louis, Mo., whither
he goes to take a position in Frank
Reardon's office, who is superin
tendent of motive power for the
Missouri Pacific R'y Co. Some
meago he had the tender of a
similar situation at Little Rock.
Ark., but concluded not to accept
it on account of the malaria lurking-
in that vicinity. By not doing so
he has probably secured a better
and more pleasant position, which
his many friends here hope he may
enjoy here for a long time.
Brigadier-General Hotchkiss of
the Knights of Pythias of Nebraska,
was in the city Saturday and com
pleted the arrangements for the
competitive drill to be held here in
October, at the time of the annual
session of the Grand Lodge. The
gentleman states that at the lowest
calculation there would be 30Q
members of the uniform" rank here
for the drill and he believed there
would be more. The rank in th
state has 800 members and figuring
for 300 would put it at nearly one
third of the members. There will
be four cash prizes and one metal
prize the latter to be given to the
best drilled individual Knight. G.
The Story of the Train Bobbery as told by the
Since theiiTplea of conviction and
sentence the fellows have made a
confession of the facts substantially
as follows: They procured their-j
dynamite at Sioux City, Iowa, and
came to this part of Nebraska pur
posely to do the job. It was theif -intention
at the start to make the
hold-up on the Third district up
about Sidney, but. upon reaching
"Buttermilk Hill," and discovering
how near the track was to the
sand hills their plans were changed,
and they concluded that was a
good place to attempt to imitate
the great Missouri outlaw. Three
efforts were made to capture the
tram before one was successful.
The first night in attempting to
locate the express car they failed
to board the train; the second night
while-running across the ditch and
up the slight embankment of, the
track Hans fell down and filled his
pistol with sand so that it would
not work; and they concluded to not
make the attempt. The third night
there happened to be some emi
grants camped near where they
had their horses, and vhere they
wished to have the train stop.
After boarding the engine the
smaller one, Knude, held the engi
neer and" fireman under cover of his
artillery while the larger one stood
in the gangway, between engine
and lender, watching for. the spot
where they had their horses
hitched. Upon reaching this point
they compelled the enginemen to
get down on the right side of the
engine, followed by Knude, while
the larger jumped down on the
left side, ran around in front of
the locomotive, and as he passed
the head-light fired a couple of
shots into it. The method of their
obtaining access to the car and
their efforts to blow open the safe
has heretofore been correctly de
scribed, with the exception that
previous accounts have claimed
that they did not go into the car at
all after the explosion of the dyna
mite. Hans says this is not cor
rect; as he went into the car, but
having no light, the explosion hav
ing extinguished them, he- was
compelled to feel for the resul fc of
his shot with his hands. He
thought the jar had in some way
moved the safe, as he could not dis
cover by feeling over the top that
there were any effects, concluded
that if the three sticks of dynamite
was thus ineffective there was no
was no use in trying any more. It
was while he was in the car that
Duke made his escape with the en
gine. On discovering that the en
gine was leaving, Hans ran after
it for about fifty yards, but as the
sand was so deep he could not
catch it, although at one time he
was within three feet of the same.
He said that if he had been suc
cessful in his chase he would have
made Tom bring it back a great
deal quicker than they went away.
Now that the affair is off their
minds the boys enjoy telling how
they made the engine and train
men dance a la cowboy. After
mounting their horses and starting
it was buta short time until Knude,
the smaller one, mounted upon the
smaller horse, rode into a wire
fence, was thrown into the same
by the badly frightened animal,
(which then escaped), and was un
able to extricate himself. Hans
went to his assistance, and while
helping to free him his own horse
The horses, old wagon and har
ness the latter of which they ex
pected to leave behind were given
to T.; Fulton Gantt, their attorney,
for services rendered. Tim Keli
her has a handsome new revolver
which they authorized him to sell
for them and send the money
the warden of the penitentiar-.
nor for them. The new Winches-!
ter is in possession of a Brady Isl
and man. By a singular coinci
dent engineer Austin and fireman
Duke last night had charge of the
engine which bore the fellows
away on the road to the peniten
tiary in custody of Sheriff Miller,
D. W. Baker and Thos. Miller.
We are the People who have
The BEST FLOUR,
The BEST COFFEE,
The BEST TEA, ,
The fisest grades of everything in the Grocery Line
in the City; always fresh and at prices'that
V DEFY COMPETITION
HAERINGTON & TOBIM.
Summer Belts! -:- -:-
WE have just got in some very pretty Ster
ol ling Silver mounted Belts, price 2.00;
Ladies' Shirt Waist Sets at from $1 to $2.50
nnd the new Lonsr Watch Chains from $2
to 6; also'a fine line of Belt Pins from' 25 cents to $1. Some-tMtio-
fmin Watches," every one warranted, $2.50.
-."W V CLINTON, THE JEWELER.
The North Platte and Wyoming-Bailroad up
A;hastily. improvised; meetin
was held Wednesday niht at the
Court house ior the purpose of tak
ing the initials'teps toward devising
ways and means for the building of
a railroad from this city up the
North Platte iver to Scott's Bluffs
county, and eventually through to
the cattle, cosd-and coal-oil fields of
Wyoming. Although no public
notice of the meeting by either
press or poster had beeu given, yet
it was fairlv well attended, and the
interest and enthusiasm manifested
The assemblage organized by
electing Judge Wm. Neville, chair
man and Lester Eells secretar
The former then very forcibly, yet
briefly, logically illustrated the im
portance of the proposed enterprise
as. traversing- the greatest
within the United States. He de
picted the importance to North
Platte of I not allowing- the
products of :the North river
country ta be -transported to
another competing line, which
would have the effect of upbuilding
towns in other communities. This
was a vital matter and should not
Upon motion of T. C. Patterson
a committee upon incorporation
and permanent organization was
appointed consisting of the chair
man and secretary, T. C. Patterson,
W. W. Birge and C. F. Iddings.
The motion was amended so that
John Bratt and M. C. Keith were
included in the committee. A
second amendment to .ihe above
added the name of M. Gering-, of
Scott's Bluffs county, who was
present, and .pledged the. people of
his county to work as a unit for
the construction of tlie road.
On motion,, the above committee
was ordered to ' confer with the
Union Pacific officials and see what
aid could be expected from the
In speaking of the zeal with
which the people of Scott's Bluffs
county- would take hold of . the
enterprise Mr, Gering said they de
sired the building of the road im
mediately for the transportation of
this year's crop, and that after the
preliminaries were arranged the
dirt could hp flying, within sixty
The importance of this road to
the people of North Platte and
Lincoln county can easily be seen
by the most casual observer at a
glance. "With, this city made the
gateway to what is one of the
surest and largest safe agricultural
districts in the country (for drouths
come to every locality except those
under irrigation), its growth and
permanent prosperity is assured.
Our citizen ' shduld press every
method to secure this advantage,
and the enternriKP. is assured.
On motion the meetincadiourned
; subject to tliecall of the chairman
&nd mtigaing cpmmittee when
they were ready to make their re
port, which it was generally underr
stood was to be obtained as speedily
Smoke Wright's Royal - Sports
and Havana Rose 5-cent cigars.
PEOPLE "WHO" COME AND 00.
Mrs. C. A. Diamond returned to
Lincoln this morning.
Mrs. J. H. Donegan attended the
reunion at Hastings this week.
Mrs. A. H. Church participated
in the soldiers' reunion at Hastings
Dr. N. F. Donaldson returned
home last nio-ht irom his visit to
A Mr. Cronin, ot Columbus, is
visiting- his uncle J. M. Cronin, of
the Third ward.
Mrs. J. E. Bush left yesterday
morning for a visit with his parents
in Cfcuncil Bluffs, Iowa.
W. T. Wilcox went to Arcadia,
Valley county, this state, the first
of the week on legal business.
Miss Jennie White returned
Wednesday night from a visit with
friends at Aurora, Neb.
Mart Cryderman returned Wed
nesday evening from his visit with
his parents near Solomon, Kan.
A Mr. Heath, who is connected
witn tne .Nebraska Farmer was in
this city the middle of the week in
the interests of that paper.
Isaac Lamplugh left last night
for Omaha to minister to the wants
of his wife who is receiving- treat
ment at a hospital in that city.
John L. Minor and wife and Miss
Cormack returned Wednesday from
their trip to Salt Lake. John esti
mates the value of his trip at $150.
Editor Ellingham is engaged in
the heroic work of endeavoring t
save the "pop" party from its man
ifold errors at Lincoln this week.
Geo. Nauman and E. F. Myers
shook hands with their old soldier
comrades at Hastings this week.
They report everything in a very
muddy condition there.
Mrs. J. S. Eng-le and Miss
Fisher, cousins of Mrs. J. B Jeter,
Utah. The husband of the former
is principal of the public schools in
Messrs. Park and Barnum left
last night for a brief trip to Denver,
H. J. Clark left yesterday morn
ing on No. 2 for a brief visit to the
S. H. H. Clark passed through
the city this morning on his wav
home frojn Salt Lake City,
C. M. Cohagen is this week chMng
the rustling in the freight house
during the absence of H. O. Evans.
A Mr. Benjamin, traveling agent
ior the C. & N. W. was in the city
Wednesday in the interests of that
Eugine lot will be turned out of
the back shop probably to-morrow
wnere sne nas oeen receiving- an
Engine 1209 went west yesterday
from the Omaha shops where she
had been receiving an overhauling.
She is a Goliah-like machine
Ralph Chamberlain returned this
week from his visit "daown east
and next week expects to inove his
family to this city from Sidney.
D, O. Clark, formerly at the head
of the coal department of the U. P
R'y Co. passed through the city
this morning on his way eastward-
A cloud burst down near Elkhorn
washed out about fifty feet of the
Union Pacific track on Wednesday
night and delayed trains for several
P. J. Nichols, superintendent of
the Nebraska division was in the
city the middle of the week and
went down to the jail to have a look
at the train robbers.
A couple of new apprentices will
enter the machine sop tlje 1st of
September Pjiilip Picardand Geo.
Schatz. John Dwyr a machinist
who learned his trade here reenters
the shoo on the same date.
Fred Fredrickson left yesterday
morning for a fortnight's season of
rest and recreation at Excelsior;
Springs, Mo. Missouri mineral
water and "moonshine" appear to
possess wonderful recuperating
lingme 102, one of the Jumbo
passenger engines used on the
Sherman hill, in Wyoming, the
highest point on the Union Pacific
system, passed through the city
Wednesday on her way homeward
from the Omaha shops where she
had received an overhauling. She
a inai tram 01 seventv-hve
cars behind her in charge of skipper
W, H. Bjood.
Has no superior no equal. It is the result of studiedim
jDrovement in milling machinery the product of thehafd)A
excellent wheat of the north. If you are not using the
Washburn Flour, try it. It is sold by
and buying goods for his numerous
family he would buy his supplies of
W1L60X DEPARTMENT STORE, J
King Solomon was
and. knew a good
Tip ARE THE
. V Platte that
duct so-called "Special Sates;)
month, for the reason that we have a spe
cial sale "that lasts 365 days in the ye&iy at
prices that are less, quality considered7 than
our competitors buy for. Remember you
are not paying losses on bad debts when
you buy goods of us;
only, and will save you money.
Call and see us
ie Wilcox Departmen
First door son th of Streitz1 Drugstore, - - NORTH PLATTE; NEB.
lala next week' to
A pleasant lawn sociable was
given at the home of Chas. McDon
ald on Tuesday evening by the M.
E. church people.
'Wheel fetes" are the latest fad
in Fremont, where those who do
not haye or are unable to ride
wheels may go upon ha3T-racks.
Ah Say, of ISvanston, Wyo., who
is the main man over the Chinamen
employed on the Union Pacific sys-
itn, passed eastward thrpugh this
pity this morning.
Mrs. Fred Ginn arrived jn oup
city Wednesday tnorqing from Dps
Moines, Iowa, and with her hus
band will make their future home
on South Spruce street.
The Keith County News has
added and republican" to its
heading. It has lately been an in
dependent paper. Thus does
another see the error of his ways.
The latest wrinkle out that
Davis the hardware man has is
glass washboards, which are quite
a. novelty in this city, and appear
to be a superior article to the old
- Rev. D. Z. Faulk has been
offered a little vacation by ljis con-
gregationv of which he intends to
avail himself, and has procured a
substitute from Des Moines. Iowa,
o take his place.
- The ladies of the M. E. church
will give a lawn social at the resi
dence ot Mrs. Watts, on Thursday
evening, Sept. 5th. Refreshments
will be served. A cordial invitation
is extended to the public.
Evidences His Appreciation.
The "poor devil of a fellow" who
w,as taken from a refrigerator car
last week, as mentioned in our last
editiop, desires to thank those in
authority who attended him for-tlie
kjnd attention shown to him during
his sickness. ' '
Rcdoleh K. Knurr,
Grand Island, Neb.
Minneapolis - -
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; ' ;'Why not getthe BEST?.;
a wise" man
thing wjjen he
ONLTStore in Forth
does nt .have. to con-
for we selL for cash
and get prices'.
Y0EK K0LLEE MILLS.
First Premium Flour Nebraska Stato
J. H. Bush, of the Front street
feed store, has been appointed
agent for these mills at this point,
with express stipulations to offer
to consumers their various produc
tions at verv low prices. A full
stock on hand. Call and see it.
Full stock of North Platte flour
also caraied with same stipulation
as to price.
The Fair Store Milliner.
All persons knowing themselves
indebted to me after July 4th were
expected to call at McDonald's, bank
aijd settle and greatly oblige.
Will return to the city Oct, 1st
For Sale or Trade For Cows.
Ten head of horses for sale cheap
for cash, or will trade for cows or
stock cattle. If you want a good
trade call on S. W. Van Doran.
North Platte at once.
List of Jotters remaining uncalled for
in the post office at North Platte,. Neb.,
for the week ending August 29, 1895.
Buswell, AT Mier.John 1
Berry, J Y Parker, William
Decker, Alonzo 17pynol'd, J B,
Edwards, Lano Murphy, Sadie"
Persons caljinp for above wil please say
''advertised." M. W. Clair, Postmaster
Sfcudebaker Wagons at
Hershey & Co's. -
In search of a good cigar
win always nna it at J .
F. Schmalzried's. Try i
them and judge.
Suburban acre lots of irri
gated land for sale on reasonr
able terms and timet and in
amounts to suit purchasers.
B, I. HINKA.N, -
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