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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 1, 1896...
Slaughter! Slaughter! Slaughter!
: We have got to make room for our
-immense line of Fall Goods and for that
reason will sell all of our goods at marvel
ous low prices lower than ever known in
Western Nebraska. - v
Now is Your Chance!
We positively will allow no one to
undersell us. Comparison solicited. Goods
WEBER & VOLLMER, PROPS.
First National Bank,
SOUTH PLATTE, IVBB.
IHL .SURPLUS, -..-422,500.
There's no Use!
(see the name on the leg. tliem, when 1 1 'b iN 0 1 SO.
If you are posted you cannot be deceived. We write
this to post you. SOLD ONLY BY
AT J A y J C The Great and Only Hardware Man
jj ufkl IQ9 n Lincoln Co. that no one Owes.
Full Line of ACORN STOVES AND RANGES, STOVE
PIPE, ELBOWS, COAL HODS, ZINC BOARDS,
etc., at Lowest Prices on Record.
JNORTH PLATTE, -
FINEST SAMPLE ROOM
Having refitted our rooms in
is invited to call and see us,
Finest Wines, Liquors
Oar billiard hall is supplied with the best make of tables
a -competent attendants will sunnlv all vour wants.
-lTffS -BL'0"CKr OPPOSITE
CAPITAL, - - $50,000.
H. S. White, - - - President.
A. White, - - Vice-Pres't.
Arthur McNamara, - Cashier.
A general banking business
You can't find in these
United States the Equal
of the Genuine
You may try; you'll get
left. Remember, it's the
combination of good points
that makes the Perfect
Stove. That's where we
get the IMITATIONS.
They can't steal the whole
stove. They steal one
thing and think they Lave
it all, but it FAILS. They
build another. Jt fml
Still they keep on crying
Sfc good as the EOUiND
0AJA&. home peculiar
merchants say they have
IN NORTH PLATTE
the finest of style, the public
insuring courteous treatment.
and Cigars at the Bar.
x'HB UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
Nels Peterson did business at
North Platte Saturday.
Miss Nina Snell has been en
gaged as assistant teacher in the
C. W. Burklund is fitting- up the
beck end of his store for a dwelling-.
The shooting match on Wednes
day brought a number of turkeys
to town and on Thanksgiving most
families were well supplied.
Ed Hostetter brought in a bunch
of horses from Camp Clark for
Coker and Absbire last week.
O. A. Hostetter has sold out his
stock of hardware to E. C. Brown
and C. B. McKinstry and the stock
has been moved to the bank build
ing. Theeachers' meeting on Satur
day was not very well "attended on
account of cold weather. The next
meeting is called in two weeks.
Miss Cora Creek has been quite
sick the past week.
Chas. Richards has repainted and
prepared the saloon building and
rumor says s restaurant will soon
C. J. Farnbam graduated in the
Oriental degree on Saturday night.
The postoffice ball has opened
and numerous applicants are com
N. McClain, of Paxton, was in
town on Monday.
Mr. Wright, of Hershey, trans
acted business in town on Satur
R. Ellsworth spent last Sunday
with his family at this point.
Since the snow game seems to be
quite plentiful and hunters are just
Henry Coker was a North. Platte
Rev. Dodder, of Grand Island,
preached at the church on Sunday.
Our coldest weather so far this
season was Saturday last.
Quite a number of our citizens
took in the concert at the Platte
Preparations have commenced for
the Christmas exercisesrtorbe-held
at the school house.
Owing to inclemency ot the
weather no services were held last
Thursday evening as had been
Chas. Trovillo has been hauling
some fine wheat to the North Platte
market the past few days.
R. W. Calhoun "went over on the
north side yesterday to get a couple
ot cbws he had on the Cooledgc
Dymond and Loker are baling
straw for parties in Hinman pre
cinct this week.
Several of the leading lady Mac
cabees of this place attended a
special meeting of that order in
Hershey Saturday last.
A literary is being talked of
pretty strong by some of our more
We understand the scales now
located near the Nichols side track
will probably be moved north of the
station about a mile.
Mrs. N. B. Spurrier was around
canvassing the neighborhood in the
interest of some very fine Christmas
books and took quite a number of
orders the past week.
Mrs. Geo. Sullivan will entertain !
the aid society to-morrow.
Miss Bertha McWilliams was the
guest of Miss Nellie Lonergan at
North Platte several days last
J. W. Lyle who has been working
with the alfalfa huller all tall is
now home on a visit.
Rev. Coslet will preach to our
people Thursday evening, Dec. 10,
at 6:30 eastern time, at the school
house in district No. 11.
A number of young people at-
tmded the church at the village of
Hershey Sunday evening.
Last Sunday night the Ralston
family, who live at Willow Island.
heard a shot fired in the pasture
south of their house, and Bob Ral
ston rode over to see what was
going on. When he reached the
pasture he saw three men, who had
killed one of the cattle and loaded
it on a spring wagon. They drove
away when they saw Bob, but he
followed them and fired several
shots but failed to stop them. One
of the .men shot at him, the ball
narrowly missing his horse. Bob
then came tor this city and got two
or three men to go out and help to
find the cattle thieves, but thev
were unsuccessful. The Ralstons
have had twenty-five head of cattle
killecfand taken away.Utb.is year.
Twelve or fifteen deer are reported
having been killed by Keya Paha
county nimrods along the state line
during-the past wek.
The Platte county lair and driv
mg park association has decided to
go out ot business, and are adver
tising their grounds and buildings
The Nebraska Jersey breeders'
association will hold its . annual
meeting in Seward, December 3.
About one hundred members com
oosethe association, and most of
them will orobablv attend this
The agricultural editor of the De
Witt Times warns his farmer read
ers against turning stock into corn
stalks indiscriminately. He ad-
vises that they be turned in only a
couple of hours a day at first and
that the time be gradually in
I. A. Sheridan of Red Willow
county, who met JKosewater one
fateful day in the corridor of the
cap to1 at Lincoln and swatted him,
after which he was smothered with
bouquets, is a candidate for secre
tary of the railroad commission
under a populist regime, and he is
likely to get the job, they say.
Mrs. Bittenbender has the dis
tinction of having received the
highest prohibition vote cast in Ne
braska for seven years. This was
in 1893, when she was given 6,357
votes for judge of the sugreme
court. This year Rev. Joel War
ner received 1,560 vote for governor
on tlic water ticket.
J. H. Stickel, the convicted He
bron banker, has concluded he
might as well take his dose first as
last. He says he will not appeal
his case, but will go to the peniten
tiary in a few days to commence on
his two years' service at hard labor.
There are still other indicments
pending. The way of the transgres
A marriage lipeuse was granted
recently to rather aueerly mated
coupteas- regardir age, the groom
being twenty-tour years younger
than the bride says the Nebraska
City News. The license was
granted to James C. Knight, aged
fifty-one years and Mrs. Nancy S.
Morgan, aged seventy-five years.
They will be married and open a
dye and carpet weaving establish
ment at Syracuse. It is seldom
ihat there is such a difference in
the ages of people that marry, but
probably the elderly ladr concluded
that she wanted to take a boy ta
Frank Mathews, an ardent popo
crat of Mrytle township, who bet
and lost his whole crop of wheat on
Bryan's election, went to- Arcadia
last week and purchased four
ounces of laudanum, which he took
with suicidal intent. Had not a
doctor who learned of the act, fol
lowed him with a stomach pump
and relieved him of his fatal dose,
it is more than probable that he
would not have had another oppor
tunity to hazard the subsistence of
his wife and children again in sup
port of his fanatic zeal. Broken
It is announced that the Omaha.
Bsard of Trade is preparing to
banquet the new.state popocrat of
ficers some time next month. We
hope these iellows from the country
will be careful what they get into
while they are in Omaha., Inas
much as the Omaha fellows have
never bauquetted republican offi
cials, the great common people, one
of whom we all are, we will be par
doned if we profess to be a little
skaky concerning the pure holy
motive that may actuate the Omaha
crowd. Jake Wolfe, Bill Porter.
Si Holcomb and the rest are hereby
warned to to keep their eyes peeled
when they go to see the elephant
In the last forty days twenty-six
banks in eastern and southeast
ern Nebraska have been entered by
burglars, with losses amounting to
over $30,000. Officers representing
different detective agencies, secret
service men of the United States
and railroad detectives have all
been trying to locate the band of
safe breakers, and it is reasonably
certain that four of the twenty
crooks in the gang are in jail at He
bron. These four men will un
doubtedly receive long sentences at
the coming term of court and in the
meantime the various banks inter
ested are using every effort to run
d,own the remainder of the gang
$nd have them landed behind the
bars-, joint fund having been sub
scribed for that purpose.
J NOT ALL KILLED IN ACTION
Loss of Idle In Battle "Sot So Appalling
as Many BcUevo.
Summing up the whole question
ns between any two European peace
trained armies of the present day,
the estremo percentage of loss to bo
anticipated locally i. o., on particu
lar brigades and divisions will not
exceed one in three (of which one is
killed to four wounded), whereas
for whole armies of 250,000 and over
one in ten ia the very outside pun
ishment we may reasonably expeofe
Compared with the slaughtor of
the seven years' war and the best
contested fields of the Napoleonio
period, this is very little indeed. At
Zorndorf tho Russians left 21,000
out of 52,000 on the ground, and,
though this is undoubtedly tho
blqodiest battle reoorded since the
introduction of portable firearms,
Eylau, Eriedland, Wagram and Bor
odino all exceed the figures for any
fixed battle since the breechloader
appeared in tho field. Moreover, the
horror of tho whole thing is not to
be measured by figures of percent
ages only, but by tho density in
whioh the killed and wounded lie and
tho fate of the latter afterward. In
a modern battle 20,000 men would
fall on an area of about 20 square
miles. At Zorndorf tho 21, 000 Rus
sians and 12,000 Prussians lay on a
single square mile, and of the wound
ed not one in three survived, and
the Prussian medical staff anticipate
even better results next time.
But death on the battlefield is by
far the lesser of the two evils the
soldier has to face. There is the
death on the lino of mar oh and in
hospitals along tho road, whereas
formerly, particularly under Napo
leon, ten would dio by the way for
one who fell in notion. In tho last
Franoo-Grman war only one man
died of disease for two killed in ac
tion. Indeed tho health of men in
tho full prime of life was actually
slightly better in the field than in
It may, however, bo argued that,
even granted that battles and
marches may be less destructive,
thero will be more of them, because
every ablebodiod man, being trained
for war, the resistance will bo more
prolonged than formerly; but 'this
prolonged endurance is only con
ceivable under the supposition that
the leaders on both sides are hope
lessly incompetent and both fear to
stake all on a single collision, a sup
position that nothing tends to justi
fy. On the contrary, every leader
brought up in the modern school is
taught to understand the vulnera
bility of all modern military organi
zations, and is penetrated with
tho conviotion that ono downright
"knock out" blow effects more than
weeks of purposeless sparring, and
where both start determined to bring
matters to a climax the deoision can
not long be delayed. Judging from
what wo know of tho relative effi
ciency of continental armies, wo be
lieve that the first round of tho great
oncounter will also be the last, for
the momentum of the blow which
deoidos will simply paralyze every
nerve of tho opponent's body, and,
m adding up all sources of casual
ties that can occur in a short cam
paign or this description, wo con
olndo that at tho very worst tho ac
tual cost in human life to the pow
ers engaged will not amount to more
than the same percentage as tho in
fluenza epidemio of 1891-2 cost Ger
many, and rather less than the same
epidemio cost us. To suppose that
this degree of blood guiltiness would
chain tho wills of any responsible
body of statesmen who believed that
they wore acting in the interests of
their country is surely too Utopian
an idea for profitable disoussion.
Pall Mall Gazette.
Anecdote of Chief Baron Pollock.
Tho following aneodoto is told of
Baron Pollook when ho was Chief
Baron Pollock. On ono occasion
some ono hinted retirement pretty
broadly to the baron, entirely with
a view, the person urged, to tho pro
longation of such a valuable life. As
soon as he saw the drift of the speak
er's remarks tho old man rose, and
with his grim, dry gravity said,
"Will you dance with mo?" Natu
rally the well wisher stood aghast
at theohief baron's strange request,
but the latter, who prided himself
particularly upon his sturdy lege,
began to caper about with youthful
vivacity. Seeing" his visitor stand
ing surprised, the baron tripped up
to him and said, "Well, if you won't
dance with me, will you box with
me?" and "squaring up" to him,
half in jest and half in earnest, lit
erally boxed tho gentleman out of
the room. After that tho old ohief
baron had no moro visitors anxious
ly inquiring after his health and
suggesting retirement. Westmin
A Lump of Copper Weighing: 430 Torus.
The most colossal nugget of pure
native copper ever found was a
single bowMer of that metal which
was unearthed in a Minnesota mine
In 1857. This giant nugget was 45
feet long, 22 feet broad and 8 feet
thick? Itweighed a fraction over 420
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g: ' e are well satisfied if this ad simply
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we shall offer you will sell the goods 3
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g ing we can say to you in this space, or
g at the store, would appeal half as 3
: strongly to your good judgment as the 2
g goods we will show you and the prices 3
we will quote. This ad is therefore 3
only an invitation to the store. If you
g accept and become acquainted, the re- 3
EE suit will be mutually beneficial. "We i
will make a fair profit on our goods
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BICKABDS BIE50S. i
Uncle Sam's Becruits.
A numbpr of officers were talking
n tho hall of the Army and Navy
-olub a day or two ago when the con
versation turned on the care which
s exercised in tho selection of re
jruits for the army. From tho facts
jrought out it would seem that tho
Jnited States service is one of tho
jardest in the world to enter, even
s a private. The standard of the on
isted man has been raised so often
hat it is now harder to bocomo an
rdinary soldier, with tho pay of
11 a month, than it is to onter any
.ranch of the civil service. Tho
lightest defect in tho applicant's
hysique is enough to debar him, as
1 j also a bad moral charaoter, oven
fith a perfect physique. Washing-
It has been said that thero could bo no
ure for internal piles without a Rurgi-
il operations, but over 100 cases cured
n Council Bluffs. Ia., by tho use of
letuorrhoildino Droves the statement
false. There is a cure and nulnk nerma
nn t relief for all who suffer with blind
Meeainc nnri nrntnu mo nilna Tta nca
O i f- - - -
luses- no pain, even in the most airprra
atedcases It is also n cure for consti
pation. Price S1.50. For sale by A. P.
U. P. TIME TABLE.
GOINO EAST -CENTRAL TIME.
2-Fast Mail 8:15 n. m.
1 Atlantic Express 11:40 p.m.
28-Freibt 7:00 a. m.
GOING WEST MOUNTAIN TIME. -7o.
1 Limited 3:55 n. m.
io.3-Fnst Mail 11:20 p.m.
.'o.23-Freicht 7:35 n. m.
o.l9-FreUrht 1:40 n.m.
N. B. Olds. Agent.
LLOYD'S OPERA HOUSE,
ruesday JH Dec. 1,
THE LAUGHING FESTIVAL
The Funniest Farce-Comedy
ever written, presenting- the fa
mous company of fun-makers,
- The BfoadtoaiJ (Jogediang.
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NOTICE OF-FINAL SETTLEMENT.
f Tho final report of Charles W. Baskina, Admin-
j&iruiuruL mpjyjieio.oi- .nna iJasJtine, deceased,
will bo heard ln'Conrity Court of Lincoln county,
Nebraska, on NovemberS0,-1696,'atl o'clock' p.. m.
' JAJIESr. RAY, County Judge.
I N THE DISTRICT COURT IN AND FOR- LIN
! coin county, Nebraska.
In the matter of thn nstntA nf WinUes r tv!..
This cause came on for hearing npon tho petition
of Abigail E. Furnish, adminislrntrix.of tho estalo
of Mordica C. Furnish, deceased, praylng'for
license to sell the southwest quarter of the north
west quarter, and the northwest quarter of the
southwest quarter, (being lots two and three) and
the east half of the southwest quarter, all in Sec
tion 19, Township 9 north. Range 29 west. In
Lincoln county, Nebraska, or n sufficient amount
of tho same to bring the sum of iSOQ, for the pay
ment of tho debts allowed against said estate, and
the cot of adminMratlon, there not being suffi
cient personal property to pay the said debts and
It Is therefore ordered, that oil persons Inter
ested In said estate, appear before me at my office
in North Platto, Nebraska, on tho 30th day' of
December, 1SJ, at one o'clock p. m. to show cans
why a license should not bo granted to said admin
istratrix to sell so much of the above described
real estate of said decoascd, as shall bo necessary,
to pay said debts and expenses. It is further
ordered that this order be published in the North
Platte Semi-Wezki.t Tbibune for the time re
quired by law.
Dated this 10th day of November. 1890.
5w-l District Judge.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Land Office at North Platte. Neb.,
November 17th, 1896. J
Notice is hereby given that Michael C. Harrington
has filed notice of intention to make final proof be
fore Register and Receiver at his office in North
Platte Neb., on the 29th day of December, 1896, on
timber culture application No. 12,294, for the south
west quarter of section No. 4, In township No. 14
north, range No. 30 west. Ho names as witness:
Isaac Latcplngh, Harry Lamplngh, Allen Tift,
Lester Walker, all oi North Platte, Nebraska.
97-0 JOHN F. HINMAN, Register.
yiLCOX & HALLIGAN,
NORTH PLATTEV ... NEBRASKA
Office over North Platte NaUonal Bank.
JJR. F. F. DENNIS,
Over First National Bank,
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
R. N. F. DONALDSON,
Assistant Surgeon Union Psc.fic Rpv
and Member of Pension Board,
NORTH PLATTE, ... NEBRA8KA, 7".
Offlco over Streltz'a Drug Store.
jjj E. NORTHRUP,
Room No. G, Ottenstein Building,
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
JjlRENCH & BALDWIN,
f ATTORNEYS-AT-LA W,
AOJITH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.
Office over N. P. Ntl. Bank.
HTTO R N E V- JT-L.73n.
Office First National Bank BIdg.,
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
So great are its Healing Power&
and Pain Relieving Properties as to
seem impossible from a Non-Poison-otts
Preparation that can be used
with all freedom. For Burns alone
it is often worth Its weight in Gold,
(lives have been saved by iti usej and
lor healing all kinds of sores its. mer
it exceeds all expectations. Prompt
use is most effective and it should be
in every" home and workshop. Pre
pared by the Foster Mfg Co., Coun
cil .Mutts. Iowa, bold by the trade.
FOR SALE BY A. F. STREITZ.
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