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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1913)
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NORTH PLATTE, NEB.,' MARCH 14, 1913.
A March Blizzard.
Wostern Nebraska is today in the
grasp of one of tho worst blizzards the
section has cvor known, and as u result
railroad traffic is completely tied up,
school sessions for the day have been
abandoned and scarcely a person is met
011 the wind-swept snow-blinded streets.
This blizzard followed a drizzling rain
early yestorday afternoon which later
turned to wet snow. About eight
o'clock last evening a strong wind sprang
up which increased in velocity as time
passed and with it came the swirling
snow. By mid-night the blizzard was
raging with utmost severity and the
failing snow, driven by a forty mile
wind, swept the snow Into deep drifts
and filled the air so densely that objects
ten yards distant were undiscernable.
This condition still prevails at this
writing eleven o'clock today and
there seems little hopo of a near break
in the storm.
At tho railroad offices it was said
that the storm extonds as far west aB
Cheyenne, and west of here the drifting
of snow is even mere severe because
yestorday the fall of snow was greater.
No attompt is being mado to move
trains out of this terminal. Trains No.
13 and No. 5 which arrived several
hours late are being held at this ter
minal until the storm abates, whilo
both passenger and freight trains from
the west are being held at stations be
tween here and Sidney. Wires are
down and tho exact conditions out on
the road are not, it was said at the
dispatchers' office, known.
The violenco of the storm, however
precludes any possibility of moving
trains: as signal cannot ua scon ten
yards, and it is probabe that all cuts aro
filled with snow. The outgoing train on
the North River branch was annulled,
forcing a numbor of passengers to re
main in the city.
Word has recently been received by
the family that Mr. Samuel Welch died
at Spearfish, So. Dakota, and was
hurried in the cemetory there. Mr.
Welch had, for a number of years past,
made hiB home with his sister and neico
at that place. The wife and children who
reside here are Mrs. S. H. Welch, Mrs.
George Garman, Mrs. Jos. Hershey,
Mae and Hershey Welch.
Tho club Nevita were tho guests of
Mrs. John Dick Wednesday afternoon
atn St. Patrick's Day Party. Tho
colors of the Emerald Isle the sham
rock and the small Irish flag were used
in decorating and the contosts were
also suggestive of the day. Prizos wore
won by Mesdames Fred Payne and
The millinery display in Pizer'e store
is now ready for your inspection. We
are prepared to show you a line of
millinery, both in style, quality and
prices that are surprising. Nothing
old in this stock. We invite you to call
and compare prices and styles.
Nominate Evans for Mayor.
Ono hundred or moro voters met at
the court house in mass convention
last evening and nominated a non-partisan
ticket headed by Everett H.
Evans as the nominee for mayor. Tho
convention was called to order by J. F.
Keefe, who stated the object of the
gathering, how the call for tho meeting
originated and made an appeal that the
convention nominate a tickot composed
of young, progressive men. J. J.
Haliigan was selected chairman and Ira
L. Bare secretary of the temporary or
ganization, and this organization was
The democratic coaferenco commit
tee appointed the previous evening sub
mitted a report stating that it was tho
senso of the convention that municipal
affairs should be kept out of politics,
and recommended for nomination candi
dates as follows: Mayor E. H. Evans,
clerk C. F. Temple, treasurer F. L.
Mooney, wator commissioner Hershey
Welch, school board A. F. Streitz and
Dr. W. J. Redfield, for councilman
First ward P. H. Sullivan or Albert
Schatz, Second ward, Dr. Droit and M.
E. Crosby, Third ward J. H, Stone or
R. C. Langford, Fourth ward Tom
Jeffers or Thoo Lowe, Jr.
W. E. Shuman moved that an in
formal ballot be taken for mayor; but
Keefe moved as a substitute that nomi
nations be viva voce. The substitute
carried and Keefe placed in nomination
E. H. Evans and his nomination followed
by with but one or two dissenting votes.
F. E. Bullard moved that tho recom
mendation of the democratic conference
committee be accepted as to the nomi
nation of C. F. Templo. Shuman arose
and intimated that a '"slate" had been
made. and ho desired to smash itby mov
ing that an in formal vote for city clerk
be taken. X he tJullara motion, howover,
prevailed and Temple was declared the
nomineo-ror city cierK.
Dr. McCabe nominated F. L. Mooney
for city treasurer, and he was declared
the nominee by a unanimous vote, and
the same result followed the nomination
by C. S. Clinton of Hershey Welch as
water commissioner. For members of
the board of education A. F. Stroitz
and Dr. W.J. Pedfteld were nominated.
The convention then took a recess to
allow the delegates from the different
wards to caucus on candidates for
councilmen. These caucuses resulted in
the followingjiominations: First ward,
A. A. Schatz; Seconu ward, M. E.
Crosby for two years and Dr. Drost for
unexpired term of one year, Third ward,
J. H. Stone; Fourth ward, Theodore
Lowe, Jr. The convention was then
called to order nnd those caucus nominr.
A motion was made to appoint a com
mittee of three toVvait upon the repub
lican and demoeratic conventions to be
held this evening and ask that both
those conventions endorso tho ticket as
above nominated. The motion carried
and tho convention then adjourned.
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IN a few days Easter will be on us, nature will rerobe herself
and come forth anew again. We, too, must change from
the garments of winter and .come forth in attire in accordance
with nature. All during these past weeks we have been busy
in the Eastern markets buying the best products of the world's
best makers, merchandise that has the stamp of approval of
fashions latest ideas and now, at this time when you need new
apparel, we offer you these specials as a hint of the wonderful pur
chasing power your money has at this store, come in and see this
new merchandise, examine at your leisure, we bid you welcome.
All alterations in our ready-to-wear department will be made
free. This department will be in charge of Mrs. Poor.
Specials for the Coming Week.
Easter Gloves, all shades and sizes, fl 4 AA
every pair guaranteed, per pair J fl tJy &
With every pair of shoes sold during the coming week a pair tik
of hose will be irivcn free. &
With every wool and silk dress pattern a May Mentor pat
tern furnished free. ' ' '
With every man's suit, a hat will be given free.
Let this announcement ring with interest to
every man in town who is interested in the new
Clothes and Furnishings for Spring and Summer
Our Georgeous Display
is sure to attract you, no matter how particular
you are. We can fit anybody and guarantee every
garment that leaves our store.
We Feature the Collegian Clothes.
than which there are none better and few makes
as good, Collegian Clothes are rarely found out
side the larger cities and towns.
Shoes aiM Haberdashery
We handle the celebrated Upham shoes in tans
and blacks. New Oxfords for spring and summer
are just in, come in and see them.
New neckwear for the Easter trade; silk hose
and a swell line of new hats. In fact this
store can supply your every need in the clothing
line and at prices that the "other fellows" can't or
The Quality Place.
$18.00 to $2S
AN endless variety of nobby
styles, for men and young
. men, from the loud, noisy
patterns to the conservative go-to-meeting
kind. Suits that aro
hand tailored, perfect fitting, and
suits that have the appearance
and will give you the service of
the $4p made-to-measure-garments
satisfy your' curiosity by
seeing them. About 50 styles to
choose from at
$18.00 to $25.00
Bad Wreck at Gothenburg.
A rear end collision between trains
No. 4 and No. 12 occurred at Gothen
burg last night during tho blizzard
which' resulted in several fatalities.
Tho number killed is reported by some
sources to have beon five, other reports
say oight. Tho roar Pullman on No. 4
was telescoped on the front end of tho
engine pulling No 12, and it was in this
sleeper that tho fatalities occurred.
Not only was tho car tolescopod, but
was badly crushed.
In clearing up the wreck and search
ing for the dead and injured, the blind
ing stoim badly handicapped the rescu
ing party. It is reported that a num
ber of passengers in cars ahead (if tho
Pullman wore injured. Engineer
Weinberger nnd Fireman Aldrich, of
the engine on No. 12 were not serious
ly injured, Weinberger sustaining a
snrained back. The cause of tho acci
dent us not at this time reported, but
was probably duo to inability to see
signals on account of the blinding
A report is also current that a wreck
occurred early this morning in tho Sid
ney yards resulting in the death of
three stockmen. This report, while
apparently authentic, could not bo ver
ified. An incoming freight train m6t with a
mishap near O'Fallon last night, one
car on tho train being derailed by a
broken journal. "
Christian Science mooting at K. P.
hall Sunday at 11 a. m. Subject "Sub
stnnco. Sunday school at 12 in.
If you nro contemplating building n
rcsidoncc this spring seo McNamara's
plans and specifications. Phono Black
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Gcorgo Austin received n lelogram
yesterday from Pasco, Wash., announc
ing tho birth of a ten pound boy to Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Austin.
Ladies' missus' and children's hats at
right prices, styles correct and qunlity
just what you want. Givo us a call and
bo convinced. The Leadek.
All republican voters of tho city of
North Plntto are called to meat in con
vention at tho court house Friday even
ing March 11th nt 8 o'clock p. m., for
the purpose of nominating u city tickot.
Dn. D. T. Quigley, Chairman,
JAMBS H , K.EEKE, secretnry.
Don't forget if you want a stylish
up-to-date lint at reasonable price to
call and look tho line over at tho new
millinery department In Pizer's store.
Everything new and up-to-date.
Mr. and Mrs. Al Brown returned this
week from Freewater, Oregon, whore
they were called by the death of Frod
Beller, a former North Platto resident
and tho husband of Mrs. Brown's
sister. Mr. Belter's death was due to
assuault made upon htm by a man
M. E. Church.
Courtship will be tho subject for dis
cussion at the M. E. Church Sunday at
7:30 p. m. Tho services for tho day
will bo as follows: Sunday School 9:45
a. m. Preaching 11 a. m. Subjeret Pas
sion Week. Junior Loaguo 2:80 p. m.
Epworth Longuo 0:30 p. m. Pronching
7;30 subject, Courtship.
U. S. Government Buys Buicks.
Just prior to the Now York and
Chicago shows tho Buick Co. announced
their now motor truck, saying they
would build 1000 of them.
Tho U. S. government immediately
purchased 200 for Parcel Post service.
The remaining 800 wcro sold during the
two shows above mentioned,
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Judge Grimes rendered a decision
last Tuesday in the case of Fulk ot al
vs The Platte Valley Irrigation district,
granting an injunction in favor of tho
tax payers, restraining the officers of
the ditch company from carry out con
tracts to repair the canal,
The board recently let a contract to
Tift and Wickham for widening and re
pairing the eastern division of the canal,
tho work calling for $12,000 and another
contract with the Omaha Structural
Steel Works, for ten bridges to cost
Twenty-seven of the tax r aera oflthe
district brought suit in the district
court asking that tho board bo en
joined from proceeding under tho con
tract, alleging that thoy were illegal
and void and that the board was with
out authority to execute them, as they
had failed to previously cause an esti
mate to be made, to advertise for bids,
and that the board was not properly
convened at the time of transacting
auch business. Tho court sustained the
petitioners in their contention and per
manently enjoined the board of directors
from proceeding lurtnor unuor uio
contracts Muldoon & Gibbs appeared
for the petitioners and Wilcox & Halii
gan for the hoard.
Lester Walker was a passenger on
train No. 12, which was in the wreck
at Gothenburg last night, but it is
learned that pone ''f the passengers on
that train wero injured.
who struck him with
Richard Shidtnr, a steel tool maker,
arrived a few days ago and is located
in a portable shop east of tho Rexall
drug store. Mr. Shidler makSs ' all
classes of edge tools, and rogrinds and
tempore edgo tools. Ho makes a 'razor
that will out the hardest buggy spoke
in two nnd maintain n shaving edge.
Ho manufactures pocket knives and
carving knives. If in need of his ser
vices call nnd he will show you what
he can do.
House Plans for Sale.
Complete plans and specifications for
houses including cottages and bungalows
for tale by Charles J. "McNamara.
Phone Black 207.
Stabilty, Service and Efficiency
llfiya boon tho l?oozs
Jn tho growth of tho
First National Bank,
jsonair pjcajtb, xisijuaska.
CAl'lTAf, AN1J SURITUS 9iaotooo.t)o
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