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DR. 0. H. CRESSLER,
Office over the McDonald
LOCAL A2H) PERSONAL
Mrs. Anna Soyferth expects to leave
In the near future for Omaha to re
Mrs. George Finn returned the first
of this week from Denver whore she
visited her sister.
Your selection of our bettor line of
summer drosses dresses $3.98.
Miss Pauline Roth, of Omaha. Is
spending this week as the guest of
Mrs. Carl Iirodbcck.
Miss Ethel Wills, of Stapleton, who
was a guest at the Lawson residence,
has returned home.
i his weeit is the 'time to buy your
Summer Dress at Wilcox Department
F. W. Rincker, who had been trans
acting business in Keystone, returned
home Wednesday evening.
Miss Sarah Kelly and sister left
yesterday morning for LeMoyne to
spend a week or longer with friends
Paul Ottenstein left a few days ago
for the Wilcox ranch where he has ac
cepted employment for the summer.
Lumber and Kindling For Sale al
Hershey's, opposite Postofllce. Phone
Miss Jennie Mitchell returned to
Lexington Wednesday evening after
an extended Visit with relatives here
Mrs. W. S. Dolson arid daughter
Florence left Wednesday evening for
Grand Island to spend a week or long
Mr. apd Mrs. Stone, of Sheridan,
Wyo., arrived here a few days ago to
visit Thos. Burney for a week or long
Mrs. C. P. Meyers, of Paxton, who
was a guest of Mrs. Fred Westenfeldt,
returned homo the fore part of the
John Bonner has returned from Lin
coin and Omaha, where attended the
Saengerfest .and visjted ills son Dell
Neale Turple is the latest to invest
in a new car, having purchased a
Buick six ' yesterday at the Davis
Mrs. Jane Mitchell, who spent some
time visiting here with Mrs. Mary
Neary , left last evening for hrr lome
Pasture for rent, or will take cattle
by month. Can take 600' head. Ad
bress Mrs. J. R. DIkeman, Ilershey,
Mrs. Andrew McGovern, of Brady,
who was the iuest of her parents, Mr
and Mrs. Fred Marti, returned home
a few days ago.
Attorney J. G. Beeler went to O'Fal
lon Wednesday on business relative
to the new school house which ,hey
Ladies' Fall Suits beginning to -ar
rive. The styles are absolutely
right and so is the price.
E, T. TRAMP & SONS.
Geo. Stroup, of Omaha, formerly
with the Payne Investment Co., of this
city, spent a few days in town this
week on business.
Mrs. M. V. Mitchell, who was oper
ated upon recently in St. Catherine's
hospital In Omaha, is expecteu to re
turn home Sunday.
For Sle Gasoline stove and oven
useu tnree moiuus. ureal uargaiu
Inquire at Harcourt & Jensen clothing
Everett Kendall, reporter for the
Daily Telegraph, will leave shortly
for Beatrice and other eastern points
to spend several weeks.
Miss WHhelmina Evers, of Chey
enne, arrived here at noon Wednesday
to visit her sister, Mrs. Jason T. Saw
yer, for a couple of weeks.
Miss Jessie Babbitt, of the Wilcox
Department Store, will leave Sunday
afternoon for California to spend her
vacation with her brother. j
Mrs. F. G. Hoxie, who is spending
the summer at the Hoxie ranch near
Ogalalla, came down Wednesday to
spend a few days in town.
Rev. and Mrs. Delo, of Paxton, re
turned homo Wednesday afternoon.
While hero they enjoyed a short visit
with Rev. Chas. B. Harman.
Miss Katherlne Seyferth, who was
called here from Omaha Sunday by
the death of her aunt, will remain for
two weeks to visit her mother.
Misses Evangeline and Cecelia Iler
rod returned a few days ago from Pax
ton, whero they visited their sister
Mrs. Mike McFadden for some time.
Mrs. Florin Muchllnskl and daugh
ter Florence went to Ilershey Wednes
day afternoon to spend several days
with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dickerson.
Mrs. Dan Roberts and son return
ed Wednesday evening from California
whero they spent three months. En
route they visited Cheyenne relatives.
" Your eyes need competent, careful,
nnv. In evo care, cost Is a secondary
consideration, yet extravagance is
C. S. CLINTON, Registered Optometrist
Miss Loretta Murphy, who has been
attending the Kearney Normal 'school,
arrived In tho city Wednesday to
vlsjt her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Kxnmliintlons Given Thursday and Fri
day Instead of Friday and Saturday
Special values today In children's
school dresses. Block's.
Lost Child's gold bracelet. Return
to Sirs. Keith Neville and receive re
The Episcopal and Lutheran ball
teams will play this evening W. the
Merl Laws left yesterday afternoon
for Cozud to visit the homo folks for
a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. KUdare, of Paxton.
have returned homo after visiting tho
Cano sugar $6.75 per 100 at Horrod's.
Rev. Knowles and family returned
Tuesday evening from Falrbury whero
tney had been visiting.
Miss Irene Hubbara, who has been
visiting relatives in Cheyenne, will
return Sunday aftemoSn.
Miss Mablo Wlnegar, of Sterling,
is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Stegall this week.
Miss Pearl Stone left at noon yes
terday for Cozad where she will visit
relatives for a week or more.
Mrs. Hugh Bird and daughter Helen
left yesterday morning for Kearney
whro they will visit friends.
Ira Simpson has taken a vacation
from his duties at Harry's Shoe Shop
and is spending two weeks In Omaha.
Peaches 10c a basket at Wilcox De
Mrs. June Applegate, 'of Sutherland,
arrived here yesterday to spend sev
eral weeks with her daughter, Mrs.
Furnished room for rent
310 west Eighth.
Three Inches of ram fell at Kear
ney Tuesday. It started early in the
morning and continued until late at
Mr. and Mrs. Tim T. Keliher, of
Chicago, were guests of Albert Schatz
and wife this wedk while enrouto
home from Cheyenne.
Having temlnated a three weeks
visit with her aughter, Mrs. Lloyd
Powers, Mrs. B. F. Farey, of York,
returned home yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Agnes Boyer left Wednesday
afternoon for Ogalalla and other west
ern Nebraska towns to spend the re
mainder of the week inspecting L. O
T. M. Lodges.
Lost Bunch of keys four Yale
and one house key. Return to this of
fice and receive reward.
W. J. Tiley left at noon Wednesday
for Grand Island and after transacting
business there will spend a week vis
iting towns in eastern Nebraska on
Mrs. J. J. Halligan and daughter,
Miss Lucille, lett today for Percival
Iowa, to bo the guests of Mrs. Kel
logg! 'who is well known to a num
ber of local people..
Wo still have a goodly assortment of
sheer summer materials, prices that
will Interest the economical buyer.
E, T. TRAMP & SONS.
Mrs. James Davidson and daughter,
who was the guest of her parents. Mr,
will visit Mr. and Mrs. Carl Simon
this weelf while ehroute to their home
For Rent Modern house
of A. A. Schatz.
Rev. Adam Stump, of York, Pa.,
who was located here as pastor of the
Lutheran church some eighteen or
twenty years ago, writes to Mrs. J. C.
Federhoof that he and his wife will
visit North Platte some time in Sep
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Derryberry and
children and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Forbes
and daughter arrived home Wednes
day from a ten day trip to Estes Park
Colorado. They had a pleasant trip
and the only provoking car trouble
they experienced was on the drive
from Ogalalla home, wnen they had
five punctures and did not arrive home
until two o clock at night.
Wanted A competent girl for gen
oral housework. Apply at the
J. C. Wilson and family returned
the early part of the week from their
auto trip to points in Iowa and Kan
sas, after an absence of several weeks
Mr. Wilson said tho harvest of
grain in Missouri was delayed by the
extremely wet weather, the fields be
ing so soft as to mire tho horses at
tached to a binder. As a result he
anticipated that much of the grain
would go to waste.
Peaches 10c a basket, while they
lat, at Herrod's.
Considerable excitement was caus
ed in the U. P. baggage room Tuesday
evening when a large box of snakes
belonging to tho Roberts Duo Co. was
brought in. Shortly after the box had
been set in the corner of tho room
one of tho largest snakes escaped
from the box. After some difficulty
it was put back with the aid of a
largo pole. Tho hlngo had been brok
en on the box leaving a large opening,
through which the snake had made its
Dr. W. J. Robbns, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. V. Robbins, former residents
of North Platte, and a grandson of
Airs. J. C. Federhoof, of this city, was
married at Williamsport, ,Pa., a few
days ago to Miss Christine Fay Chap
man. The bride graduated at Welles
lev college in 1012, received a mas
tot's degree at Cornell In 1913, and
taught at Wellesley last year. Dr.
Robbins is a graduate of tho Lehigh
and Cornell universities and at pres
ent is an instructor in plant physlolo
cv In the New York state agricultural
college at Ithaca, N. Y. Dr. Robbins
was born in North Platte, but his par
ents removed to the east when he was
Keith, Saturday, .Inly 31.
"Tho Moonstone," taken from Wllkie
Collins' novel has as tho leading act
ora Eugene O'Brien and Elaine Ham
mersteln. The settings to this pic
ture are so fine that they warrant spe
cial mention. As to tho story It has
enough of mystery to It to mnke It the
snappy, breathless kind. The solu
tion to tho mystery In the last reel
brings n surprise. If you nro not
satisfied with this attraction your
money will be refunded. 10 and 15
cents. Don't forget the time and place.
Work on llridge Delayed
Work on the new bridge has been
delayed for a week by tho non-nrriv-al
of tvo cars of lumber needed for
staging and operating the pile driver.
The steel piling and considerable of
the structural steel has been received,
unloaded at Gannett and hauled to tho
bridge site. Cars of timbesr have been
lost somewhere between here ana the
point of shipment, and though tracers
have been sent out, they have not
yet been located. About a dozen men
havo so far been employed on til
work, but when construction work be
gins twenty-flve or thirty will be em
W. L. Cary, representing the con
tractors, has boon for some time look
ing after tho preliminary work .
July 20, 1915.
Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment. Present Hermlnghausen,
Springer, White and county clerk.
This being the day set tor the hear
ing on road No. 3S3 and both peti
ttoners and remonstrators being pres
cnt, and the board having viewed the
location of proposed road and In view
of the fact that the damages are so
great they feel It would not be JustI
tied in granting the petition.
Claims allowed on general fund:
Howe & Muloney, caskets for county
poor, three claims, $100.
Robert Hicks, labor, $19.50.
W. R. Maloney, services as coro
ner, four claims, $48.05.
E. J. Eames, printing, $14.(5.
R. N. Lamb, merchandise county
Howe & Maloney, furniture tor jail,
G. S. Thompson, damages road .ib-J ,
Harry Currother merchandise for
county poor, $0.00.
J. F. Fllliou, auto hire, $10.
Jens Sommer, merchandise county
poor, two claims, $25.75.
R. W. Vronian, services, $0.
Allowed on bridge fund:
W. M. Dymond, brige work, $51.25.
F. P. Lawler, bridge work, $15S.47.
Allowed on commissioner funds:
R. R Welch, road work district 1,
John Walker, road work district 1,
W. D. Waldo, balance on 1914 grad
ing, on district 2, $321.10.
W. B. Houser, balance on 1914 set
tlemnt, on district 2, $30.
Jasper Schell, road work district 3,
$20.00. , . , .
Sundry persons, road work district
Sundry persons, road work, district
Allowed on road funds:
'R. 'R. Welch, rbad work district 11,
John Walker, road work, district 10,
By SARAH BAXTER
B. Slacu, roan woru. uim
Charley Rich, road work district 17,
rtrt nr. 1
C. A. Parsons, road work district 17
Jeremiah Sykes was a clerk in a j
small store In the east till ho had by I
saving accumulated somo capital; then
ho went out to Colorado to become a
merchant on his own account. This
was years ago.
Sykes' store was located at a cross
roads m a mining district In the far
wot, and the proprietor did a thriv
ing business, supplying the wants of
minors In a circuit of fifteen miles. He
did all his work himself because he
couldn't litre a clerk for less than $100
n month, and that would eat up a good
share f his profits.
One day a man came into the store
to buy sonio goods, and after settling
the bill asked Sykes how he managed
to handle so much business alone.
Sykes told liliu that ho should have a
holi er and why he didn't get one. The
man suggested that ho could hire a
woman cheap enough, and after some
conversation said ho knew a woman
who would be glad to work for what
ever Sykes thought he could nfford to
pay, The merchant told him to send
her along aud he would see about It.
A few days after that a young wo
man appeared at the store, and Sykes
hired her for a very small salary. He
toon learned that she was ns valuable
to him as a man, but he did not raise
her salary. Moreover, ho tested her
honesty by leaving cash where she
could take It without being discovered,
but she called his attention to It, at
tho same time remarking on his care
lessness. At this time a desperado called Sim
mons was doing a good deal of dam
age In the neighborhood and Sykes
thought It would be better for him to
hire a man Instead of a woman, since
ho might need help if Simmons camo
down on him. lie mentioned tho mnt
tor to his clerk and she said that she
could use a revolver as well as a man,
and If anything hnpponed she would
prove It. Sykes was persuaded and
kept her In her position, but he didn't
pay her a man's wages.
Sykes' clerk became so useful to him
that he gradually left ono duty after
another to her that ho had always con
sidered he must attend to himself, and
finally ho turned ovir to her his book
keeping. Notwithstanding tho evidence
lie had of her honesty, ho couldn't
bring himself to coutldo his cash to
her. When a robber band dashed into
a bank or n store they threatened to
kill whoever knew the safe? combina
tion unless it were given up. Sykes
nrgvied that if he alone could open the
safe there would be less likelihood of
losri than if another possessed it, espe
cially if that other was u woman. He
gave this to his clerk as an excuse for
not entrusting her with tho combina
tion, 'and she admitted that it was a
very wise precaution.
Sykes kept turning over his capital
so steadily that there was never much
cash on hand. Ho was always owing
money for goods, and ns soon ns he
Mr. and Mrs, Charles McLano and
family have returned from Cozad where
they were called last week by tho
death of-the late Martin McLane.
The Devils defeated tho Boy Scouts
Wednesday In a game of ball by a
scoro of four to two. Jones and Love
were tho batteries for tho former and
Weaver and Adams for tho Scouts.
Yesterday morning the Devlin took a
game from the McEvoy team by a
score of fifteen to two.
Conductor Sclbert and daughter re
turned Wednesday evening from a vis
It In eastern points with relatives.
Miss Florence Dqncgan returned
Wednesday from Illinois, having spent
three weeks in Rockford and Savan
nah with relatives.
E. L. Montgomery, of Longmont.
Col., who was tho guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Max McQrow, loft tho foro part
of this week.
A Practical Book
' ft I mm
k 32 psgy);
't ii Broslus road work district 40, j received remittances to any consider
j. li. urosius, iuuu able Amount he paid It out to his cred-
Tho next regular Teacher's Exam
ination will bo held In North Platte,
Thursday and Friday, July 29th and
30tty 'Examinations will bo given
A beautiful 0 room bungalow, largo
nantrv and cellar. 2 full lots, all
fenced; nice garden and lawn; wash
house; three poultry houses; largo
barn. These buildings are practical
ly all new; private water plant; good
location on south Maplo streot; small
uui.y '" " -payment down, balance like rent. If
In county, city, state, life and reading want a nlce Uome aeeThlB. Phono
50-3 ' Red 308.
- i ...nob- .HctHnt
Sundry persons, iuuu
21Beele6r5'& Crosby, attorney fees,
Platte Precinct bridge fund, $Gb.di.
Whreupon the Board adjourns until
tomorrow, Cmmty clerk
Juy 27, 1915.
Board met pursuant to adjourn
ment Present, Hermlnghausen,
qnrincer and county clerk.
The- county clerk is hereby instruct
ed to return to E. W. Cossgrove the
deposit in road 383.
Claims allowed as follows
John Turpenlng, road work district
ira Bailey, road work, district 37,
P. W. Alexander, road work, district
''johnM. Hays, road work district 37,
C. B. Rogers, road work district 4b,
Louis Grady, road work district 1,
c. L. Rose, road work district 31,
C. It. uummere, rouu
I. $10.00. , , . , ,
Walter Wilson, road work district
49, $83.G0. a , s
Allowed on general iuuu;
Bocksrocker & Co., merchandise for
county poor, $10.25.
R. L. Cochran,' surveying south linos
of sections 35 and 3G, T. 14, R. 30,
310.50. . , . f
J. w. iiowiano, ciuuuuiuu,
C. J. McNamara, chainman, $2.
Allowed on bridge fund:
Chas. Macomber, bridge work, $9.-5.
Ed. Lunkwlts, nridge work, $10.
rnri Lunkwlts. brlge work, $15.
Greeley Bundy, bridge work, $20.
Geo. Haase, bridge work, $8.
Henry Tollllon, dragging roads
commissioner district 3, $22.70.
Checked tho books of Clerk of the
District Court and approved the same
and adiourned imtil tomorrow.
C. W. YOST, County Clerk.
July 28, 1915.
Board met same as yesterday. Prcs
oii full board and county clerk.
Calms allowed as follows:
Omaha Structural Steel Works, es
tlmato No. 1 Platto Precinct bridge,
C. A. Robinson, dragging roads, dis
trict 30, $43.
C. A. Robinson, road work district
C. A. Robinson, road work commis
sioner district 3, $33.
American Contractor Publishing Co.
Advertisement Platto Precinct bridge,
Chocked the bpoks of tho county
judge and approved tho same.
Whereupon tho board adjourns until
('. W. YOST, County Clerk.
Itors. One day his clerk asked him
why ho didn't let his creditors wait
for their money instead of paying so
promptly aud make Interest on It, add
ing that if ho should at any time Hud
it Impossible to pay cash they would
suspect something was wrong with
him. Sykes was Impressed with the
idea and ceased paying so, promptly.
After that there were occasional ac
cumulations of cash on lnjiul.
One day Sykes was in tho back of
the store figuring over his cash ac
count Ills clerk was at tho front
dusting tho shelves. It was at an
hour when few persons came to tho
place to mnke purtriinses, nnd no one
besides tho two wore In tho store. A
man came in, said something to the
clerk, and the two walked back to
whero Sykes was at work. IIo recog
nized In the man the person who had
recommended his clerk.
"Mornln'. Mr. Sykes," ho said. "How
are you pleased with tho young wom
an I sent you?"
"Very much," Sykes replied.
"He doesn't believe that women's
services are worth as much as a
mail's," said tho clerk. "I have been
with him long enough for a raise, but
I don't get it."
Sykes looked uncomfortable. There
was something Icy cold in tho tone In
which she said this.
"Don't you find her trustworthy?"
asked tho man. .
"Perfectly," said Sykes, wondering
what this was lending to.
"Ho hns never trusted mo with thoj
safe combination," said tho woman
"Hasn't he? Well, I reckon he'd bet
ter pay you some back salary." With
that ho whipped a revolver from his
hip and covered Sykes. There was a
weapon in tho desk on which Sykes
was figuring, but he dure not attempt
to get it out.
"Who are you and what do you want
here?" he asked the man.
"I'm Andy Simmons, nnd that lady
is my wife. I don't think you've treat
ed lier fair in not giving her a raise
since she's been here, and I've called
in to see about 1U Supposln' you open
Tho gamo that had been played on
Sykes flushed upon him at once. He
opened tho safe while tho man kept
him covered, and. after tho woman had
gathered somo ?l,20O that was in It.
they liound and gagged Sykes, walked
out of the store leisurely, mounted
horses standing at the door and gal
",ia t i m
Planning a home is such a big prob
lem, you cannot afford to do without
the help we can give.
You will find "Attractive Bung
lows" a beautiful little book filled widT
illustrations showing floor plans, in
terior and exterior views of homes that
have been built.
Wouldn't you like to have one to
look over in the evenings when plan
ning your home? W'c shall be very
glad to see that you have one. It only
takes a request from you.
Come in and askefus for one.
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W. W. BIRGE CO.
I pnoa m n m m I
LIKE A SCHOOL-REVIEW
".lust, like an old-time M-hool re
view," remarked n gentleman who had
Just recehed the monthly statement
of his checking account from this
"The bank lias gone over my piky
meats for last month, and has pre
sented nic with u' complete review of
them, livery amount is shown. I can
verify each vvilh my check-stubs
"Today 1 know my exact balance in
hank, and, thanks to the Platto Valley
State Rank, my llnances arc kept
straight and uiiconfiised month after
Platte Valley State Bank,
Forth Platte, Nebraska.
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flfoiteyt Loan 1
ON FARMS AND RANCHES
Lowest Rnten and Best Terms.
Plenty o Money on hand to Close
Bodbaeasi &. F
kstmati-: or i:xpi:nsi: for fiscal t.ak iois.
Commute on KJnnnco makes tho following estimate: To conduct tho
business of tho City of North Platte, Nebraska, for tho ensuing fiscal year:
ROND AND INTEREST ON BONDS.
For payment of Interest on $100.0000.00 Water Ponds ? G.000.00
For payment of lntcrost on $2G,000.00 Sower Ponds 1,010.00
For payment of principal of one Sewer Pond, $1,000.00 1,000,00
For payment of interest on $12,000.00 Ilridgo Uonds G00.00
FOR GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS FUNDS
Streets, Sidewnlks, Crossings, Etc . $ 5,000.00
SowerMaintenanca and Flushing 11,000.00
Lighting Streets and Alloys 4,000.00
Incidental Expenses 2,500.00
To pay Salaries of Officers, Etc., , 5,000.00
Library Fund 1,500.00
Park Fund r 1,000.00
Municipal Highway Fund 2,000.00
Water Fund 20,000.00
Firo Fund, including Hydrant Rental 5,000.00
J. II. VAN CLEAVE,
J. II. STONE,
' E. W. MANN, ' "
55-2 Comuilttee-on Finance.
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