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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1914)
TELL your husband
that you would like
table silver for a gift. Tell
him also that Community
j -Silver is tlie best plated
ware made, but cotts.no
more than other kirda.-
ootfe 899 oootett said otQe&n
OR. 0. H. CRESSLER.
(Wee over thw IMcDonnld
.' neatieo en
Local and Personal
F. E. Garvin is reported down with
the measles at the Ritner hotel.
The Episcopal guild will meet Thurs
day afternoon with Mrs. Geo. Trexler.
M.rs. Wm. E. Shuman is reported
quite III with tonsilitis at her home on
East Fourth street.
Waltor- Votaw,. of the May wood
vicinity, was in the city over Sunday to
visit his parents-
The ladies' " aid of the Methodist
church will meet Thursday afternoon
with Mrs. J. G. Beeler.
Lost Brown folder pocletbook book
containing bilfs. Return to Mrs. J. E.
Quinn and receive reward.
S. E. McDaniel, of Pittsburg, arrived
in the city yesterday for a short Visit
with, friends and .to look after business
Thirteen loans, aggregating S1G.700,
were approved and granted by the
ibvHfitors of the buildins and loan as
sociation Friday evening.
Elmer Owens, who had been working
at Boone, la., returned Sunday and will
.accept a position us boilermaker In the
local shops. His family arrived a week
or ao in advance of his arrival.
A case of measles is reported at the
home of James Guyman on West
Eighth street. This is the first case of
the disease reported here this year.
The twenty-seventh annual ball of
the North Platte fire department will
be held at the Lloyd Easter, Monday,
April 13th. Tickets will be on sale on
and .after today.
The contract for the grading of 2nd
street through the Cody Additions
ra lcthia last week to John B. Til-
lio'n.' This street was opened
tho' Hinmnn strip recently
Work in the Mark Master's degree
degree will be put on Wednesday even
ing at the meeting of the Masonic
lodge. After the regular session and
the degree work a banquet will be
served at 10 o'clock.
1 only have a few good lots left in the
Dolson Addition. For a home for a man
working jn the Round House or Ynrds
of the U. P., or as an investment,
these lots cannot be beat. Remember
the terms: 5.00 down, and $5.00 per
month. C. F Temple. Agent.
Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Crusen nrrived
yesterday from California and will visit
relatives and friends for some time.
Mr Crusen goes to Omaha today to
attend the meeting of the Union Pacific
-m-nsioners. He has purchased a tract.
of land near Los Angeles, upon which
he and Mrs. Crusen will make their
Friends will be interested in the an
nouncemants received in this city of
the marriage of Mrs.illazalNapersteck'
formerly of ibis city to James Stanley
Winans. of Berkeley, Cal., which oc
curred two weeks ago. Mr. Winans is
employed at the University of Califor
nia and'after a month'ivlBitatinterest
ing places in southern California thoy
...m LMa in rurlrelov. Mr. Winans
was formerly MUs livM Shuman
Total Loans of
Uver Million Dollars. .
., , i
The annual meeting of tho budding
and loan association Saturday eyeninK
was very slimly attended, the nluetion
of directors bringing out only 441 of the ,
0,258 shares in forco March 1st. 1913. f
jium sunrenoiuer nau ueon nouiitMi oi 1
me meeung, personal invitations were
extended by tho directors, and othor
methods used to get out the stock
holders, but they did not respond.
President Patterson made an nddresa
giving n history of the first building and
loan association organized In North
Platte, and which, by the way, was the
first association organized in Nebraska.
He told of the growth of tho present
association, of the changes in tho'
method of doing business in order to
meet tho demands made upon the asso-
ciation, and gave facts connected with
the inception and construction of the
new building and tho revonue to bo
derived from rentals. All leases for
offices in the new building ure for a
period of five years, and the rental will
exceed $3,000 per year. ,
The meeMng then proceeded to the
election of four directors with the re
sult that Geo. W. Finn, J. M. Rannio
and C. 0. Weingand were re-elected for
three years and W. II. Blalock for one
year, the stockholders' meeting then
adjourned, and the directors organized
by re-electing the former officers. These
are T. C. Patterson, president, V. Von-
Goetz, vice-president; Saml. Goozee,
secretary; F. E. Billiard, treasurer.
. Ddring the past year the association
made loans in the sum of $167,200,, and
at present nas loans aggregating
$561,300. During the life of the associa
tion, twenty-eight years, the total loans
mado aggregate 51,247,900, and the
profits divided amounted to $320,825.39.
Death of Mrs, Woods.
Mrs. Edith ifay Woods, wife of
Harry Woods, died Saturday morning
at 6:55 at her home, 1532 East Fifth
street. A blood clot on the brain was
the cause of her death which was very
sudden. Mrs. Wood3 has been ailing
ever since her baby was corn, tnree
weeks ago, and her condition was con
sidered serious at different times, but
for the past several days she had seemed
Mrs. Woods was the third daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Howes, 723 Ea3t
Fifth street. She was born in Liver
pool, England April 23, 1895. She came
to America five years ago with her
parents and they settled in !North Platte.
She has continued to make her home
here since that" time. On May 30th,
1911 she. was married to Harry woous-
of thisjeity. To this union were born
two children, the older two years old
and the youngest three weeks. She
leaves to mourn her death besides her
many friends, a husband and two child
ren, her father and mother, two
brothers and six sisters. V
The funeral was held Sunday after
noon at 2:30 from the Episcopal church
of which she was a member. Dean J.
J. Bowker delivered the funeral ora
tion. Interment was made in the
North Platte cemetery. The funeral
was largely attended and the floral" of
ferings were profuse and beautiful.
' Maurice Fowler sold a red roam
1750 pound horse last week to a Grand
Island buyer for S307.50. This annual
was raised in Lincoln county, purchased
six months ago by Mr. Fowler and put
in shape for market. It simply showB
that J good horses can be raised here;
in fact' Lincoln county horses have
a reputation for soundness and health
fulness. The principal fault with a
majprity of our horse-men is that they
do not raise the right kind; and then
again when they do have good stuff
they seldom put them in proper shape
for the market.-
Former Fire Chief Charles Bowman
arrived in the city Saturday from his
homestead north of Keystone to finish
movinir his household goods out on his
claim. He haB already taken out three
loads and sayi that the ram will make
the roads much better and allow him to
move his goods more easily. He says
he will not put in much of a crop this
year on account of having to build1.
The rain Saturday evening was much
hoavier a short ways west of heic but
at Sidney thuro was practically none.
Several parties were out in cars Sunday
aid announce that the rrads between
Hershey and Sutherland were very
muddy and that travel was very diffi
cult. II. G. Knowles, pa8tof of the
Christian church will verify these facts
from real experience with a motorcycle.
The North Platte tennis club was
formally organized a few days ago by
the election of Will Otten president and
Horton Munger secretary. Those who
desire to become a club member are
requested to see the secretary at as
early date-as possible.
The Pennsylvania railroad company
laid off 1,250 men at the Altoona shops
Friday. Since December 1st tho num
ber of employes on the line between
New York and Pittsburg has been re
duced from 112,000 to 117,000, or a total
I have soma of tha bust residents
lots in the city listed, and if you aro
going to build this spring, you cannot
efTon! to buy without looking ovor my
list. C. F Temple.
Editor of Tribune:
t hnvo read so mnny rliclca ln both
of the neW8,mpcr8 of thIg cifcyi M !n
favor of grantftlK tha franchise to tho
North Plattc EI(!ctric Company, that I
think it no moro than fnlr tlmt tho
0cv 8(je 0f tj10
case bo presented.
Tho situation that confronts us is that
Willis Todd is asking the city of North
Platte to vote him a franchise for
electric and gas purposes; In other
words he is asking to make a. contract
with us, and if tho majority vote in
favor of it at the election to be held
next Tuesday, wo will have made and
entered into a solemn, legal contract
for 25 years, which will bo enforceable
against us in the courts. Lot us then
look at this contract and see if wo wish
tq'agroe to its terms nnd conditions.
In the first place, this contract Is
with Willis Todd, "his heirs, Buccussors
or assigns," and It is not with the
North Platte Electric Company. Why
Is this? I do not know, but I note that
this language givesJiim full power to
sell or assign this franchise to whomso
ever he may please, and wo have no
assurance as to who will be the holder
nnd owner of this franchise at anytime
in the future.
It is to be noted that this is n very
broad grant of an electric franchise for
25 years. The North Platte Electric
Company now has an electric franchiso
which will not expire for 131 years. Is
this not sufficient? Why should we
now grant another electric franchiso?
Whv do tho new owners make so much'
haste to ask it before we have scarcely
become acquainted with them? Will it
not be sufficient to wait until the
present franchiso expires and then
make a new contract wth 'them if We
then doom it ndvisuble? Perhaps we
would then be ready and willing to do
so. On the other hand, we may be so
dissatisfied, that we would want noth
ing to do with them.
Section 8 of this franchise provides
that every customer for electricity or
gas shall instnll a meter for each pur
pose. It then provides that this shall
be installed by tho owner of the fran
bhise, without any restriction being
made as to to the expense thereof or
the charge to be made therefor.
By section 10, it is provided that the
owner of the franchise agrees, to com
mence the work of constructing or re
constructing a plant or plants for
electricity and gas within six months.
But there is absolutely nothing con
tained in the entire ordinance as to the
size or cost of the plant or plants 'to be
By section 12 of the ordinance, it is
provided that not to exceed 12c shall
be charged per kilowatt for electricity,
and this it is claimed is a reduction in
the present rates. The ordinance
however, does not contain any provision
for n lower rate where a quantity of
electricity is U9ed, and Under the new
ordinance, the company could charge
more for electricity than is now charged,
where the customers uses more than 30
kilowatts per month. This same sec
tion also provides that gas shall bo sold
for $1.50 pcr'cubic foot, but not a word
does it say as to the kind or quality of
the gas, nor the number of British
Thermal Heat Units that 1,000 cubic
feet will produce. This is the standnrd
and recognized way of fixing the
quality of gas, and the language of
such an ordinance should definitely
state how many British Thernjal Heat
Units 1,000 cubic feet of the gns will
The 14th section of the ordinanco pro
vides that the city of North Platte shall
have an option to purchase the plant
upon certain terms and conditions. In
the first place our experience with the
North Platte Waterworks Company,
with a purchase clause quite similar,
was so disastrous, that wo shudder
to think of another similar transaction.
This section provides that if we do
purchase the electric and gas plant we
must purchase "all the property rights,
good will, going value, privileges and
powers of every kind possessed by said
grantee under this ordinance. By our
votes, we will create this good will,
this going value and these privileges
and powers which we will be granting
to Willis Todd for nothing, and yet if
we wish to purchase tha plant, we will
have to pay for these very things which
wo have given away. Manifestly this
is very unfair.
The ordinance contains many other
Unfair propositions, but spacu will not
permit referring to more at this time.
On tho whole it is a very one-sided af
fair. Personally, I should like to see a
gas plant erected in this city, that we
may have the use, of gas m our homes
and elsewhere, but if wo grant this
will not have any assurance that wo
will have tho benefits of gas in our
homes. Not one word does the fran
chiso contain to the uffect that the
company will on demand lay the pipes
or mains in the streets or alleys so that
any citizen demanding tho same make
connection therewith. A few years
ago we granted u gas franchiso to the
North Platte Electric Company and it
put in a plan, large unough for one
family. This ordinance doos not re
quire Willis Todd to do any mora. Hut
we are told that, wa rnoy jueit as well
criva this franchise uway to Willis
Todd, btfctiuia it is of no vulua anyhow.
If it is valueless, why do they seek it
with so much effort nnd cxponso? Tho
truth is that tho franchise is of great
vnluo nnd if grnnted wo will find It will
bo tha basis for the issuance of many
thousnnds of dollars of bonds, upon,
which wo will bo compelled to pay In
terest for mnny years, in tho way of
high prices for gas and electricity.
Many rainbow promises nre m,ndo
that if we voto the franchise much
money will bo spent here for improve
ments, which will not be spent if wo
turn tho franchiso down. A few years
ngo tho Nebraska Telcphono Company
told us the same thing, and ,tho wo
voted their proposition down quito
unanimously, they put in their new
modern plant anyhow. If the North
Platto Electric Company puts in a new
and modern electric plant, it will not
bo because Wtt fnvor it with this fran
chise, but because it, is actually
Wm. E. Shuman.
P. S. I, too "swear that I am not on
pay roll of the North Platte Electric
Company, never have been or ever ex-
I have money to make you most any
kind of a loan you want. Either Build
ing & Loan or private. On farm or city
property. C. F. Temple.
C. O. D. Cleaners and Dyers,
door to the Ritner Hotel. tf
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereey given that the mayor
and city council will hold a special meet
ing at the hour of eight o'clock p. m.
(central timo) Tuesday, April 28th,
1914, in the council cenmber for tho
purpose of making assassments nnd
levying taxes for the construction of
sidewalks built by the city along the
following described property:
Lot 4, block 87, of tho original
town of North Platte, walk 4 ft
wide. 328 feet long, 912 sq feet
at lie $100 32
Lot 5, block 87, of the originel
town of North Platte, walk 4 ft
wide, 132 feet long, b'dS square
feet at lie
Lot 1, Block 172 of the original
town of North Platte. Walk 4 ft
wide 9 ft long, 36 sq. ft at 10.. .
Lot 1, Block 35 of the original
town of North Platte. Walk 4 ft
wide 9 ft long, 36 square feet at
Lot 1, Block 107of the original
town of North Platto. Walk 4
feet wido 149 feet long, 596 square
feet atllc 65 56
Lot 8. Block 61 of tho'orgmal
town of North Platte. Walk 4
feet wide 83 feet lone:. 332 square
feetat 111? 36 52
Lot 7, Block 64 of tho original
town of North Platto. 4 feet
wide 66 feet long, 204 square
fdet at lie
1 Lot 3, Block 13, Penniston's
Addition. Walk 4 feet wide 79J
feet long, 318 square feet at lie.
Filling for tho above walk, 9
yards SaticL.at 75c per yard.i...
Lot 6, Block 13, Penniston's
Addition, Walk 4 feet wide 62J
feet lone, 250 square feet :i lie
Filling for the nbove walk, 9
yards, Sand at 75c per yard G 75
Lot 7, Block 13, Penniston's
Addition 4 feet wide G2J feet
long, 250 square feet at lie 27 50
Filling for the abovp walk, 11
yards. Sand at 75c per yard 8 25
Lot 8. Block 13, Penniston's
Addition. Walk 4 feet wide 79J
feat long, 318 squaro feet at lie
Filling tor the above walk, 11
vards. Sand at 75c nor yard. . . .
Lot-8. Block 6, Pemuston Ad
dition. Wnlk4 feet wide 79J feet
318 squaro foot at lie 31 OS
Lot 5, Block 11, Penniston's.
Addition. Walk 4 feet wide 1
feet long, 318 square feet at lie
Filling for tho above walk. 12
yards. Sand at 75c per yard....
Lot 7, Mock 1, Taylor's
Addition. Walk 4 feet wide 50
feet long 200 square foot at lie
Lot 6. 'Block 2, Taylor's Ad
dition. Walk 4 feet wide 67 feet
long, 268 square feet ut lie. . . .
Lot 9. Block 7, Taylor's Ad
dition. Walk 4 feet wide 50 feet
long. 200 square feet atllc...
Lot 10. Block 7, Taylor's Ad
dition, Walk 4 feet wide 07 feel.
lone. 2C8 square teet at lie...
Filline for the above walk, 3
yards. Sand 75c per yard 2 25
L.ot l, uiock A xayior Ad
dition. Walk 4 feet wide 67 feet
long, 2G8 square foot at lie . ...
Ldt9, Block 1, Taylor's Ad-
dition. Walk 4 fei't vide 50 feet
loner. 200 squaro feet at He.. . . ..
Lot 10. Block 4, Taylor's Ad
dition. Walk 4 feet vide G7 feet
long 268 squaro feet at lie 29 48
Filling for the above walk, 33
cubic vards at 75c per yard 24 75
Lot 9, Block 4. Taylor's Ad
dition. Wnlk 4 feet wide 50 Teet
long 200 square feet at lie 22 0)
Filling for the above walk, 29
cubic yards. Sand nt 75c per yard 21 75
AH of tho above described property
being in the City of North Platte, Lin
coln County, Nebraska.
In addition to the above amount in
terest and advertising fees will bo
All rlersons interested will file their
objections, if any they have, to the
assessing of taxes against the abovo
described property and for the above
desOrlbed purpose on or beforo 8:00
o'clock p. m., Tuesday, April 28th, 1914,
as above stated.
C. F. Temple, City Clerk.
C, M. Newton has
Wall Paper for the Parlor.
Wall Paper lor tho Library.
Wall Paper for the Dining Room.
Wall Paper for tho Bed Room.
"Wall Paper for the- Hall.
Wall Papr for the Bath Room.
Wall Paper for the Kitchon.
C M. Newton,
001 Dawoy Street
29 04 1
22 00 t
2 00 I
w- mm rnf wi?wm
lift If tf; 'III
MS', 11 i mm
15.00 to $45.00
There is inore style and quality merit than you would
imagine could he put into suits to sell for these prices. Cap
tivating models with the modish short fancy coats and skirts
of the flounced and tunic types. Also the plain tailored
styles that appeal to the women of more conservative tastes.
In this fascinating array all the leading fashion features arc
Wilcox Department Store
6 75 Kg
o7 co I Quality, Price,
M THY US
I J KflflftP.f
3488 BS 0 ih JLM IV I'll
8.25 m .
gg; Phone uu
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Advantages to the people under the proposed New Electric
Odiiiance, compared with the one now effective.
Ratc3 20 per cent lower. Better service.
Extensions of new lines to all applicants.
Increased number of factories induced by lower power rates.
A new (ire-proof power station giving steadier and better
Installation of a new system of street lighting, giving North
Platte a more attractive appearance day and night.
We ask every voter to make it possible to help us boost
the city by favoring the new ordinance.
We do not ask for exclusive rights.
The fiejd remains open to all.
The city may install its own lighting plant at any t ime.
We desire the privilege of investing new capital.
We are putting new life into an old Company and mean
Improvements Will Be Made at Once."
North Platte Electric Co.,-
E. 13. Pkkiuco, Assl. Geul Mgr C. R. Mouey, Local Mgr
Why not he uirto dale
convenience as your
A small isolated light plant run by your gasoline
engine is what you need. , Tho electric light is as far
ahead of the ordinary oil lamp as the oil lamp was
ahead of the pine knol. Wjien in .town, call and let
us explain this system.
Electrical Supply Co.,
217 East Gth Street.
We must satisfy
you to hold
do that in
Basement of The Hub.
and have the same lmhtinc
city brother. U
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