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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., JUNE 17 1913.
Mayor Evans' Views
On the Metre Question
At the expiration of nn administration
there must necessarily be some work
unfinished. This admnistration received
three horitages of this nature. A large
quantity of sidewalk was ordered in
last fall and necessary steps are now
being taken to build this, a sower dis
trict was established and all necessary
connections therein were ordered made
within a described time, which has ex
pired and, third, the former council
prescribed by ordinanco that all water
consumers install metres before July
lt of this year.
Many Inquiries have been made re
garding the installation of metros
coupled with some protests, and I be
lieve that the consumers should know
the position of this administration as I
Thera doubtless are advantages in
each the metre system and In the pres
ent flat rate system that the other does
not have. The metro system has the
disadvantage of a large initial cost of
installation and a cost of maintenance,
but has the advantago of an equitable
distribution of the cost of service, but
I believo that its justification lies in
that it will rcduco the cost of operation.
Present rates are more than sufficient
to meet revenue requirements. It
would be seeking grief uselessly to in
cur the expense of several thousand
dollars to install metres unless this
money would be .returned to the con
sumers. The consumer has a dual ca
pacity, consumer and proprietor. He
is anxious to get his water as cheaply
as possible, and on the other hand to
operate the water plant in the most econ
omical and frugal manner. The advan
tago to the consumer from the metre
system as an owner will come in the
reduced cost of operation, for the reas
on that the waste in water will be
'eliminated. The reduction in cost is
variously estimated from ten to twenty
five per cent by persons with whom 1
have talked based on experience with
other plants. Based on approximate
cost of 810,000 of opeiation for the past
year tho metres should reduce this
amount in that proportion. Atany rate
the city is committed to the metre
system. Not only have metres been
ordered in by ordinance but the council
more than a year ago contracted for
500 metres for delivery not later than
next April and tho city is bound to pay
for this number at that time.
It is apparent that we mu3t operate
one system or the other. Some con
sumers will pay less under meter than
at present and some more. The averago
will be les because wo will operate at
reduced expenses and our net income
will bo less than at present, for the
reason that the rates will be so reg
ulated as to produce only the cost of
operation and replacements for wear
If it were left optional with the con
sumer to place in meter or not, the
consumer whose rates would be less
would install one and the man whose
rates would be more would not and the
object of equitably adjusting charges
would be lost. In addition there is a
reluctance to depart from fixed usages j
and unless the city required motors to J
bo installed. In April of this year, there
was about twenty meters in use. Since
the notice of the Water Commissioner
the number has been increased to about
Our water plant is the big business
proposition of the city. Wo can only
gauge from experience the lowest price
that can be charged That time should
be within the next two years andthis is
the figure that it is and will bo our
desire and effort to see established.
E. H. Evans
Are Your Crops Insured
The careful farmer protects his crop
(when assured) by carrying hail insur
ance, tho same as a merchant keeps his
stock insured. Be wise and do like
wise and insure with Bratt & Goodman.
Fred R. Ginn, who has been visiting
his family for a few days, will return
to Denver tomorrow. Mr. Ginn has
leased a six story hotel building in
Denver, purchased the furnishings of
the former lessee, and has secured as
manager a practical hotel man. This
hotel, which is located on Glenarm
street between Sixteenth and Seven
teenth, is one of the newer Denver
hotels, is well equipped and furnished,
and is near the retail business section.
Mr. Ginn believes the hotel will prove a
financial winner for him; at least the
present business of the house is very
satisfactory to him.
Let mo show you the Auto Vacuum
Ice Cream Freezer. Saves time and
money and insures cleanliness. Mrs. M.
V. Mitchell, phono red 101. 42-2
Miss Annie Kramp returned yester
day morning from n week's visit with
Rev. and Mrs. Young in Hastings.
While in that city she was the guest of
favor at several dinners and luncheons.
Miss Marie Holt, of Selinn, Ala', ar
rived hero the latter part of last week
and will spend the aummer with Mr.
and Mrs. M. Graham.
Wedding rings for Juno brides.
Dixon, The Jeweler.
Miss Mollie Ponistonlate of Evanston
arrived Sunday morning to visit hor
sister Mrs. James Jensen for a couple
Mrs. M. Pegram and baby of Evan,
ville, Ind., who were the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. Bruce returned homo this
Mrs. Jack McGraw left this morning
for Omaha to visit relatives for a week
John Wallenhaunt returned recently
from Princeton, Iowa, where he was
called by the death of a brother.
The Girls' Friendly Society will have
charge of the Dickey ice cream parlors
Thursday afternoon and evening.
Degree of Honor Convention,
The second annual convention of the
Degree of Honor of the Seventh djs
trice will convene in this city tomorrow
morning, and continue the session:
over tho following day. Delegates will
be present from all lodges in tho con
tral hnlf of western Nebraska between
Buffalo county and the west lino of
the state and among the visitors will be
the grand chief of honor Maymo
Hodrick Cleaver, grand master work
man A. M. Walling, of tho A. O. U.
W., nnd Judge Oborfolder, of Sidney.
Wednesday evening a public recep
tion will be held at tho Odd Fellows'
hall, at which there will be addresses
and music, and Thursday ovening a
similar affair will bo held at tho Lloyd
opera house. Included in the program
this latter evoning are addresses by J.
G. Beolor, tho grand chief of honor
and the grand master workman, a par
asol drill by sixteen young ladies nnd
several musicnl numbers.
Tho morning and aftornoon sessions
both days will be taken up by routino
work and addresses by prominent
Two hundred delegates and visitors
are expected from the twenty-seven
towns included in this district. Among
the out of town speakers nro Mrs.
Frank Winklemnn, Past Grand Chief of
Honor, of Fremont and Mrs. Augusta
Anton, of McCmok. Tho guests will bo
given an auto ride Thursday aftornoon
by tho Chamber of Commerce.
Profligate in Donations,
The brief appeal of The Tribune for
free will offerings to the military band
to assist in recompensing the members
for tho outdoor concerts, has resulted
in donations of one dollar nnd fifty
cents. This liberality on the part of
our people is wonderful for its stingi
ness. We venture the assertion that
there is not a band in the state that
excels our local organization, and yet
when $300 is asked for n series of con
certs that are really worth twice that
sum, we lack the appreciation to cash
Up. The total attendance at the series
of concerts last summer exceeded
12,000; had each attendant given fivo
cents each evening the result would
have been G00; as it was tho total
amount rocoived was about tenth that
sum. Let's be less niggardly in the
treatment of our band; if we appreciate
music let's be willing to pay our share
and not "sponge" on those who do con
tribute toward the concerts. You ex
pect to pay when you atteml a picture
show; the same should be true when
you attend the concerts; and if you do
attend and don't pay you aro exhibiting
a supreme quality of "nervo."
Do you Buy Corsets like Hosiery, by size (
only The old-fashioned expensive may
$3.SO Buys This Gossard Fitted
To Your Figure
And with it you obtain tho same
exclusive Gossard figure, the
same careful painstaking fitting
and correct mode which has made
the name gossard a synonym for
"a perfect figure."
You always have your shoes,
suits, gowns, dresses, hats nnd
gloves fitted. Why not fit tho
All of these other fittings are
essential, butof minor importance
when compared to the correct
fitting of your figure in a Gossard
Your figure is the yard-stick,
barometer.gauge, meter and scale
by which everybody judges your
beauty. We can show you an
immediate and lasting improve
ment over your present figuro,
regardless of how it appears to
A sweeping statement but
provon thousands of times, every
day in tho year, wherever Goss
ard Corsets are sold.
Other Gossards at ftf
50.50, $8.50 nrtd up.
A Few Land Bargains
All of Section 9-1G-31. Price $4.00 per
EJ of Section 21-1G-27, Price $8 00 per
SWJ of Section 19-9-3 1, Price $10.00
All of Section 19-12-30, Price $8.00
All of Section 21-12-32, Prices $5.50
All of Section 33-12-32, Price $5.50
Compare these prices with other land
adjoining of equal valuo and satisfy
yourself. Very easy terms can bo had.
If interested, come and talk it over.
We may be abl to assist you in a
financial way so you can purchase some
of these bargains.
Bratt & Goodman.
We are now located in our newpoultry house,
the first building east of the U. P. freight de
pot, where we are prepared to purchase all
your poultry and pay you the highest market
price in cold cash. We have made a market
in North Platte for poultry and eggs; a market
that you can not overstock, so bring them in,
no matter how many
We - Want
s and Spring; Chicke
and advise all that have poultry to isell to bring them in now
while the price is high
We are paying the following price per pound today
Hens lie Broilers 20c Ducks 10c
Geese 7c Turkeys 13c Roosters 4c
We do not guarantee this price for any length of time but expect it to
hold up this week.
VERY TRULY' YOURS,
North Platte Produce Co.
Ask that Metres be Optional
A petition addressed to the City
Council asking that tho use of water
meters be optional with the consumer,
is being circulated for the signatures of
property owners. This action is being
taken rather late; should have been in
augurated before the city contracted for
tho purchase of about $3,500 worth ot
metres which they aro selling at cost
to tho consumers. Wu make tho guesB
that if the use of metres is made op
tional there will bo much dissatisfaction
The North Platto Military Band wii
will give their usual weekly concert at
at the Keith Theatre Thursday evening,
Juno 19th. It was expocted that thu
band could start outdoor concerts this
week, but owing to the fact that in
responso to tho Tribune's appeal
for funds in funds in Friday's issue only
one dollar and fifty cents has been paid
in, the date for commencing out door
concerts can not be set
Glen Lorimer will go to Omaha tho
latter pnrt of this weeok to spend a
Can't Keep It Secret.
The splendid work of Chamberlain's
Tablets is daily becoming moro widely
known. No such grand remedj for
stomnch and liver troubles has eveJ
been known. For sale by all dealt rj
Local and Personal.
Mrs. Andrew Scharmann will entor
tain tho S. O. C. club Friday after
noon. For Rent House and barn north of
town. Inquire of L. W. Walker.
Miss Doris Ogle, of Ogalalla came
Sunday evening to visit hor sister Mrs.
Plain sewing, will go out by the day.
Inquire at 309 South Duwoy. 40-2
The ladios society of tho B. of L. F.
nnd E. will bo entertained Wednosday
afternoon by Mrs. George Mnng.
Wanted Man and wife to live in
furnished house and board tho owner.
Phone Blk 348, 521 E. 2nd street.
Mrs. E. V. Houtwell, of Topeka,
Kan., is expected Monday to visit her
daughter Mrs. D. F. Fletcher.
Mrs. George Roberts and son, of
Maxwell, came up this morning to visit
friends in town for a couple of days.
Miss Eileen Flynn expects to leaye
shortly for Cheyenne to visit thu
O'Neal family for a couple of woeks.
Hendy and Ogier roport the sale of a
35 Studcbakor car to Jesso Edwards,
the sale having been mad yesterday.
For Sala Domestic Vacuum Cleaners
with or without brush, Mrs. M. V.
Mitchell, phone Red 104. 42-2
Mrs. William Hubbard, daughter
Dorothy and sdn Lawranco will go to
Cheyeneo tomorrow evening to visit
rolatives for a couple of weckH.
Visitors in town today on business
nre John Gildua of Dickens, W. II.
Simons of Wnllnce, L. C. Whitmoro,
W. L. Loiicr of Dickens.
Sheriff Salisbury went to Dickens
yesterday to arrest fivw or six men who
aro charged with damaging box cars
which belonged to the Durlington railroad.
For bargains in choice residences see
Buchanan & Patterson's bargain list in
another column. " tf
Dr. Bent Assessed Fine.
Dr. Dont, of Wallace, who plead not
guilty in the county court Thursday on
tho chargo of soiling liquor with a li
cense, plead guilty to ono count 'in tho
district court Friday and was fined $200
nnd costs, tho Intter amounting to $10.
Tho Judge took Dent's personal recog
nizance to nppuar at the next term of
court to answer the second count.
Money to Loan.
We have money to loan on farms or
city property for term of years with
privilege of paying ofr Biuno in small
sums. Dratt & Goodman.
The L. O. T. M. tendered a farewell
surprise party to Mrs. Anna Shea last
evening and presented hor with a gold
Maccabeo pin. About forty-fivo were
present and spent tho ovening very
pleasantly. Enjeyable refreshments
Mrs. Dean, of Sandusky, Ohio, who
spont tho win tor with rolntlvos, ar
rived hero this morning to visit her sons
Rush and Lew before roturntng homo
Shake Off Your Rheumatism.
Now in tho time to get' rid of your
rheumatism. Try a twenty-fivo cent
bottle of Chnmborlnin'a Li men t and
see how quickly your rhoumatic pains
disappear. Sold by nil denlors.
An Ordinance. No, 31.
Fixing tho salary of tho Police Mag
istrate of tho City of North Platto.
Do It Ordained by tho Mayor nnd
Council of the City of North Plutte:
Section 1. The annual salary of the
Polico Magistrate of this city shall be
the sum or $300.00 paynblo monthly In
equal monthly Installments,
This ordinance shall take effect nnd
be in force from and after its passage
and publication according to law.
Passed and approved this 3rd day of
June, 1913. Sgd. E. H. Evans, Mayor.
Attost: CHAS. F. Templl', City Clark.
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