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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 27, 1912)
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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., DECEMBER 27, 191 2.
Suffers Facial Paralysis.
E. T. Kellher, the confectioner, is
confined to tho house suftoring from
facial paralysis, tho loft half of tho
face being effected. The trouble ap
peared Saturday morning and followed
a week's siege of grip. The paralysis
effects the nerves and is usually of
short duration not as a rule extending
over two weeks.
Tho new time-card went into effect on
the Union Pacific last Sunday, but there
has been but one change in the arrival
and departure of passenger trains at
this terminal. The one exception is train
No. 4 from the west which now arrives
at 10:10, thirty minutes earlier than un
der the former card. Under the new
card there has been u change in the ar
rival of one or more of the fast freights.
Citizens Play Santa Claus.
A good many of our citizens playqd
the role of Santa Glaus Christmas eve,
and supplied needy families with bas
kets and boxes of provender for a
Cristrnas dinner. Every family re
ported by the the committee having
this matter in charge was supplied, and
tho rocipeints seemed very grateful for
the remembrances' In a number of
instances the children of these families
were supplied not only with candy and
fruits but also with clothing and toys.
One - Fifth Off
Marriages and Divorces.
The state statistician at Lincoln
credits Lincoln county people with
having filed twenty-five divorces for
the year ending December 1st, and tho
records of the county judge's office
show that during the same twelve
month, one hundred and fifty-four mar
riage licenses were issued. These
figures show that practically there was
one divorce filed for each six licenses
issued. This is an appalling condition;
and calls for a warfare against hasty
and ill-advised marriages and more
strict divorce laws.
'Water Causes Extra Work.
The contractors engaged in building
tie now round house are having much
qxtra work in getting rid of the water
which flows into the excavations made
for tho drop pits and the turn table.
Centrifugal pumps of big capacity have
been installed, but even these have been
unable to get rid of the water as
speedily as desired. To carry off the
water from these pumps it was neces
sarp to lay lines of iron pipes which
empty into wooden sluices, these latter
carrying the water into open ditches
running north from the round house
site. Workmen find this excavation
rather mean work this chilly weather.
Beginning December 26th and closing January 13th we will give you a discount of
one-fifth from the regular price of every article carried in our Dry Goods, Cloaks,
Dresses, Suits, Carpets, Rugs, Linoleum, Notions, Gents' Furnishing and shoe
stocks. These goods will be sold to you at regular pricq and one-fifth deducted
from your bill. During this sale we will not open any new goods in these depart
ments, so it will pay you to come early before the assortments are broken.
Wilcox Department Store.
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Traffic Holds Up.
Traffic on the Union Pacific holds up
Pwell and the volume at present is con
siderably in excess of n year ago. The
present bulk of the east bound traffic is
coal, with no inconsiderable quantity of
'applet, dried fruits and some oranges
The shipments of the citrus fruits
will start in more heavily the early part
of next month. The orange crop in
California, however, has been light this
season only about fifty percent of an
Little Folks Entertained.
The Sunday schools of the various
chuches held appropriate exercises
Christmas eve and Chrismas evening,
and the young folks had a happy
time. At the Presbyterian celebra
tion songs and recitations made up the
program, somo of those taking part not
exceeding three yeais in age. The
Episcopal school held its entertainment
Wednesday ovening in Masonic hall.
Tomorrow afternoon at three
o'clock the Christmas tree for the
more needy little ones will be held in
the Elk's building. Provisions have
been made for a peiiercus giving of
pleasurable as well as material gifts.
I. I. Murphy, the special w,ntor,
who is writing up North Platte and
Lincoln county states that his work
will be run in the Tribune not later
than the week ending January 15 or
He states that theie is always more
or less unavoidable in delay in taking
of pictures, etc., but ho is hurrying the
undertaking to completion, and requests
those whose cuts will appear to hand
their photos to him at their earliest
Mr. Murphy reports great success in
Lhis epdeavors as practically all who
were asked to tak'epart navo rosponueu
favorably. He will try to call on all
rour business men so thut tho edition
may bo ai extensive as possible.
Mr. Murphy desires tarough the
Tribune to express his hear'y thanks
to h'n patrons for their liberal ty and
courteous reception of his proposition.
The Ice Harvest Begins.
The harvesting of ice on the Union
Pacific lake east of town began a few
days ago and a fine quality of twice-inch
ce is being cut and stored. The com
pany ia also receiving ice fiom Laramfe J p, m. by tho p"astor,
M. E. Church Notes.
Sunady school 9:45 a. m., preaching
11 a. m. by Rev. Gaither, followed by
the Sacrament of tho Lord's supper,
Epworth league G:30 and preaching 7:30
First Presbyterian Church.
Sunday school 10 n. m. M. E. Crosby,
tho l'after tq be used for the passenger.
service. As usual considerable ice will
be shipped up from Gothenburg for the i
comnanv's houses. 1
If the freezing weather continues the ' supenntendont. Preaching services
private houses in and near town will bo I n n- m- antl 7'- P- m- Morning theme:
filled within the next week. "Looking Backward," evening theme:
The ice harvest gives employment to ! "Redeeming Time." Hndcavor ;So-
about one hundred men. cieues nt J anu V- m. rrayer-er-
vice Wednesday 7:30 p. m. Tho choir
Will Sjj.i Take up Datisi
Senator Hoagland is making prepara
tions to take up u residenco in Lincoln
for ninety or more days, to whjch city
Mrs. Hoagland and the children will ac
company him. Senator Hoagland an
ticipates a busy scsiion of the legisla
ture Ho has in mind a number of
bills he will introduce. Senator Hoag
land has considerable support for the
position of president pro tern of the
senate; in fact at this time his show of
success is as good as any of tho several
who covet tho honor.
will repent part of last Sundny s
music. The Presbyterian church wel
Arranging for the Fireman.
Tho local firo department is now com
pleting its arrangements for the stato
convention of the Nobrnska Volunteer
Firemen which will be hold hero Jan
uary 21st, 22ndandl23d. It iaexpectcd
thai Kt least 300 delegates will be in
attendance. A banquet and n theatre
party nro among the social features
planned for the entertainment of the
Burlington Architect Looks Around.
The chief architect of tho Burlington
railroad spent a day in town last week
and made an examination of tho right-of-wa
acquired by the company in this
city. The presenco of this gentleman
may not moan anything in tho line of
building in the immediate futuro; he
was probably getting u "lay of tho
land," sizing up just how the buildings
should be located. Ho went so far as
to stato that all the buildings, whatever
they might bo, would be constructed of
Everything point3 to the entrance of
the Burlington into North Platte, but
when ah, there's the question. But
don't become impatient all things come
to him who waits and hustles while he
Commissioners Allow Bills.
The county commissioners were in
session last week and audited and al
lowed a largo grist of bills on tho sev
eral funds, the total aggregating many
thousands of dollnrs. The commission
'ers will meet in session December 30th
and complete the business of tho past
year, which will include settlements
with the various county officers.
The Christmas exercises and treat nt
the First Presbyterian church. Monday
ovening excelled all other similar exer
cises in the history of tho chuich,
The church was filled to overflowing
with the scholars, their parents and
friends. The program for the evening
was cartied out with credit with to the
young people and did honor to those
who plnnned it. Mr. Crosby, the
officers nnd teachers aro to bo congrat
ulated on tho succos8)f the nfTalr.
Cary Returns to Omaha.
I. P. Cary, who had been stationed
hero for several montliB as assistant
superintendent, hoc been recalled to
Omaha and takes the position of senior
nssistnnt superintendent of tho Ne
braska division, including the branches.
In this position ho stands next to
Division Supt. Cuhill.
Assistant Supt. Georgo L. Smith,
with headquarters in this city, will havo
direct charge of tho North Platte-Sidnoy
district and tho North River branch,
"The Divorce Question." x
Gaskill & MncVitty will produce on
tho evening of January 1st, Wm.
Anthony McGuires' stirring piny "The
Divorce Question" which ran 109 per-
the new mpral code.
The dogrcdation to which the home
less children fall, tho horrible agony of
the homoless, parcntlcss girl who bo
comes the victim of white slavery and
who cannot bo rocoivqd Inter into tho
homo oThor parents bocduao 'of their
subsequent marriage and children.
This condition is only equnled'by tho
wild griof of tho boy who has bo
como addicted to morphino in order to
drown cogniznnco of n terriblb exist
unco. The depths to which these poor chil
dren have fnllon seems more terrible
when tho priest produces statistics to
show that they nro but two of a million
and a half of such cases brought about
lho remorso of the parents upon
seeing the result of their actions also
becomes pitiful, but their selfish ideas
of life prevent thorn from undoing what
they have done, until when almost too
lato they boo tho enormity of their
oirenso and through the oll'orts of the
priest strive to save tho remnants of
their flesh and blood.
formnnces at McVicker's
and received tho
alike of press,
Scene from "The Divorce Question" at the Keith Wednes
day January 1st.
Important Meeting Tomorrow.
An important meeting important to
North Platte as well as to those direct
ly interested will be held at tho court
house tomorrow afternoon, when tho
report of Engineor Willis on the recon
struction of the south.side ditch will bo
considered. Wo do not know just how
much interest tho people owning land
under this ditch are taking in this
matter, but it seems to us that it i3
one of vitnl coneorn to them. If at a
cost of five or six dollars por ncn- to
the land that can be wntercd, this ditch
can bo put in first-clnss shnpe, it would
seem the part of business to form a
district and vote necessary bonds.
Up in the Goring district per
petual water rights soil as high
ns forty dollars per acre; at Julos
burg and Sterling these same rights
have cost from fifteen to thirty dollars.
Compare the six dollars per acre nec
essary to put the south side in shapo
with prices elsewhero and the cost ia
Wo hone that the attendance at this
I meeting will be large.
Merchnnts, generally speaking, report
Christmas business to have been satis
factory. Several report business better
than a year ago, other say it was as
good bb last year. Mondny was tho high-
tide day, every house handling goods of
a cift civine nature beine rushed from
morning until lato at night.
Tho postoffice business was a record
breaker, and at the express office tho
business handled was considerably in
excess of last year.
Tho themo of tho play is an argument
against divorce, tho main Idoii being
that the next generation must bo con
sidered in laws enncted by the present
generation, taking the stand that the
purpose of marriage is tho promulga
tion of humanity by tho production of
children and the definite and unrefuted
idea contnined is thut ovory child hue a
right to its parents.
Tho story of tho ploy bIiows that
pathetic phase of life wherein two chil
dren nro sacrificed to the.selfiRhness of
Champion Lighting System.
You will not find n hotter light
ing system in western Nebraska
than the system Mr. Gus P.
Meyers has in his homo in South
part of tho city. Acytlene, tho
finest light in, tho world for tho
home. Artificial sunlight, is what
It is. No light will equal it in
cheapness for the candle powor in
light obtained. It is ensy to c"aro
for and can bo mndo as convenient
Just tho thing for the well to
do farmer or the peoplo living in
small towns and not bad at all
for North Plntto people. Until I
get In my now Gnrage, along side
of Ititners, I will make Ritners
feed storo my headquarters.
J. L. BURKE,
Phono Block 027.
Wc Arc Some Town.
Not many North Platto people stop
to consider just how much territory this
city covers, and somo will no doubt bo
surprised to learn that the area of this
city is now just a fraction short of two
miles east and west and one nnd one
half miles north and south. From tho
cast lino of tho Trustee's addition
to the west lino of the Cody addition is
thirty-one blocks, just one block short
of two miles. With tho exception of the
Cody addition, jt st lately ndmitted to
tho city, there is not much of this nren
that is not built upon, either as lots or
as blocks, In tho old town thero are
not many vacant lots. At tho present
rate of building, within two or throo
years, nil the outlying additions will bo
thickly studded with residences.
For Ladies Only!
Hnving sold my location and fixtures to an eastern
lady, Twill feom now until January 10th, sell my en
tire stock of
Trimmed Hats, Shapes, Ribbons, Plumes
. i. . Hair Goods at Give Away Prices. .
This is no faker-call at my department at The
Leader, and get'tJoods at your own prices
MRS. G. S. HUFFMAN
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