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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., FEBRUARY 1; 1916.
Till: LAST BUFFALO
HUM1 OF THK PAWNEES.
Writing In tho State Journal, S. C.
Bassott, of Gibbon says:
Settlors in the Platto valley in IS!!
readily recall the hunting trip of tho
Pawnees as they viewed the procoo
sion passing up the Platto valley In
July, 1S73. The procession was quit
a mile in length: First came th'i men
hunters mounted on ponies and an
Indian never appeared graceful on
horseback armed wit h bows and ar
rows and a few guns; following these
was a long string of ponies in charge
of women, to each pony fastened two
long poles, one end of which dragged
on the ground; tied to tho poles was
the camp cquippage of tho Indians; in
the rear was a considerable herd of
loose ponies, horded and driven by
the children of ,the party. While 11 ap
peared as a motley procession, lackirg
in any orderly arrangement, yet U was
wonderfully animating as all the In
dians, some 700 in number, seemed so
pleased, excited, delighted at tlie pros
pect of a hunt for buffalo.
A happy, contented, peaceful peo
ple. For soce weeks they huti.eJ the
buffalo on the plains of southwest Ne
braska, and had cured for winter use
thousands of pounds of buffalo meat a3
well as tho hides of these animals,
when on August 5, while hunting on
the Frenchman, the Pawnees wore at
tacked by tho Sioux, some 1,200 war
riors, and in the battle wheh ensued
the Pawnees lost of men, women and
children, 15C; also all of their dried
meat and most of their ponies. The
Pawnees were taken to Plum Creek
(now Lexington), loaded on box cars
and transported to Silver Creek and
thence on foot to their ro3Jrvut1on
mar Genoa. The appearance of the
I'nited States troops put an end to tho
battle on the Frenchman. The loss of
tne Sioux is given as fifty.
Best Paying investments you can
get. Our 7 to S per cent First Jlori
gage Real Estate Loans'.? We lime
the in in different amounts, the only
thing you hare to do is to furnish the
money anil reecho ft when due. we at
tend to the rest without charge.
BRATT & GOODMAN.
Can! of Thanks
We desire to thank the I. O. O. F, tho
Baptist church, and the D. of II. for
tho floral tributes that wore sent to
Grand Island for tho funeral of tho
late E. J. Huntington. Signed:
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Huntlnyton, Mr.
and jIrs. Joseph Weeks, Grand Island,
Laura Whitehead and family, Omaha.
Mrs. Jos. Spies returned last even
ing from Kearney whore she visited
her son John Spies who is recovering
from injuries received in an auto ac
cident during the summer.
We invite you to
most complete in
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Oakland- $798 Factory
Oakland-4 $105 Factory
Studefoaker-4 $84S Facory
Studebaker-6 $1050 Factory
Studebaker is 1917 series with all the new refinements.We are very anxious
to demonstrate any of the above cars. The makes and models are
sufficiently varied to please you, both in construction and'price
Phone 153 AUTO LIVERY 215 E. 6th.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. Robert Arnold will entertain
the Eldeen club tomorrow afternoon.
Mr. p;.d Mrs. Robert Arnold have
moved Into the Harry Lantz property
on east Fourth street.
Charlos Liston, of Dickons, is spend
ing a few days here visiting friends
and transacting business. t
Tho Roynl Neighbor soclnt club will
moot Friday nftornoon with Mrs. Ellz
aboth Wilson, 521 weat B.
M. Sundheimcr will leave for Chi
cago the latter part of thls,;vweuk to:
spend several weeks on business.
Tho Lady Forresters havo set tho j
date of their annual ball for the even.
ing of Mnrch Gth, at the .Lloyd opera
house. - !
President Moltler, of thi'e Union Pa-
clfis, who mot with an riccldont while,
skating a week ago Sunday, was ablpf
to bo at his desk at lientiq'uantcrs jcs-l
terday. , I
Rev. Robert White will Me 'instal'ed
pastor of tho Prosbytoriancliurcli this
evening at 7:30. Revs. Morimotte and
Sinning, of Lexington. Svlir'tissisl m
tho services. ' !
.Money to Loan on Real Eslnlo.
HHATT A: fcOOHHAN.
The Entre Nous club vhich was to
have met Wednesday has been post
poned until Friday and will be enter
tained at the homo of Mrs. M. L. Drown
on cast Sixth street.
Tho domestic science department of
the Twentieth Century club twero en
tertained at the homo of Mrs. F. E.
Harbor yesterday aftornoou,,' Mrs. J.
S. Davis acted as leader. Tho fol
lowing subjects were discussed: Linen,
Mrs. Will Maloncy; wool, Mrs. Jaspc:
Mahaffey; cotton, Mrs. J. II. Ilegarty;
silk, Mrs. T. C. Patterson., JEnjoyablo
refreshments were served. Guests ct
the club woro Misscs Gantt, Bonekem
per, Hollnian, Brown and Mrs. N. Mc
Cabe. Gordon Laiug, a former North Platte
young man was married at, Fresno,
Cal., hist Wednesday' to Miss Mabe'.
Welsh. The ceremony was performed
at St. Alphonsus church by Rev Mal
loy in the presence of a group of rel
atives and intimate friends. Both the
groom and bride are residents of Clo
vls, though they are well known in
Fresno, where the bride attended th
high school. Mr. Laing spent his boy
hood days In North Platte, graduated
from ithe high school, and Mien tjok a
course at the state unversity. His
friends here will learn of his marriage
with interest ahd exit end best w.shes
to hh and the lady of his choice. Mr.
and Mrs. Laing will reside on the
Laing fruit ranch at Clovis.
FOR HE XT
Houses, Storage room, Safe Deposit
Hoxes, Farms, Hay and Grazing Land.
HI? ITT A UOOILUVV
call and inspect our line of
I'NION PACIFIC PLANS
Two Otnnlia men connected with the
Union Pacific headquarters wno In
town yosterdny and in the couisj of
a conversation stated that not onij
would tho proposed new depo: cost
more than originally contemplated,
but that the company during 191(1 will
make other terminal1 inprovomeuta at
North Platto. As now planned tho nqw
depot will cost in excess of one hun
dred thousand dollars, and In addi
tion to this other Improvements cost
ing not less than $150,000 wll bo made.
Tho terminal improvements projected
several years ago havo not yet beon
completed as planned.', Tho round
house and coal chutes wore mooted
and considerable trackage laid, bu?
tho yard system has not been com
pleted, nor has the bluo print provis
ions for the car repair department
been carried out. It is now understood
that this additional trackage will bo
laid and tile repair shop for tho car
: :o: :
31 rs. Keen Hies.
Mrs. Eunice W. Keen, for ov.r 1G
years a resident of this city, died at
the homo of her daughter, Mrs. Eila
Jenkins, Monday afternoon at 2:30.
Death was duo to a complication of
ailments custfomary to old age, which
she bore patiently and cheerfully. Had
Mrs. Keen lived until the twenty-eighth
day of March she would havo bepn
eighty-eight years old. She was a good
christian woman, devoted mother and a
great lover of company and friends.
Five children survive her, Mrs. Ella
Jenkins, C. E. Keen nnd Fred A. Keen,
of this city, and Mrs. L. B. Mathei, of
Jolleit, 111., and S. M. Keen, of Toneka,
Kans. The funeral services wll bo
held at tho Jenkins residence tomor
row afternoon at three o'clock and the
remains taken to Joliet for interment.
- Up at Bridgeport, once a wide open
town, all slot machines, punch boards,
dice boxes and all other mild forms of
gambling have been thorwn in tho
Junk pile by order of the county at
torney. W. J. O'Connor went to Omaha Sat
urday night and returned last evcnl'ij.
accompanied by Mrs. O'Connor, who
had been taking treatment in that city.
Mrs. O'Connor returns much improve 1.
Mrs. A. J. Frazier was called to
Stapleton yesterday afternoon by a
message which stated that her mother
Mrs. Mary Marovish was critically ill.
Members of the Misner-Smith com
pany, the entertainers who appeari .l
at the Crystal last evening, gave a
short musical program before the high
school students yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. M. E. Crosby entertained the
members of the P. E. O. tho iattoi
part of last week. A nice lunch was
CITY AX1) COUA'TY JTEtVS
Brakemnn Rlggs hns returned from
Omaha whore hu attended the "safety
II rat meeting.
H, Ri. Woltfh roturned yesterday
morning from a two weeks' aojourr. at
Excelsior Springs, Mo.
Sup!). 'Wilson Tout hat re'urned
from Omaha where ho attended a merit
ing of the state association of city
Among tho visitors hero from Wal
lace today aro notlccl A. Shrando:, X.
E. Bordon, Harry Wood, Alec Moiton
and Llgot Melton.
The ladies auxiliary or the B. of R.
T. were tho guests of Mrs. W. II. Lo-
Dioyt Friday afternoon. A nicely pre
pared lunch was served.
Miss Arvilla Whitaker loft today for
Chicago, Kansas City and other east-
em polrnts to purchase her spring
stock of millinery.
Wanted A girl for general house
work or to assist wit), housework.
Mrs. W. E. Hamilton, ohouo 7S0F22.
Dr. and Mrs. F. J. Wurtolo assisted
by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fleishman, en
tertained tho Harmony club las ev
ening. Progressive card games were
played, after which a delicious two
courso lunch was served. Pink carna
tions were used In decorating and the
color scheme wns carried out in the
J. T. Murphy, foreman of tho B. & B.
department of tho Union Pacific, let:
this morning for Ogalalla to superin
tend the building of four culverts un
der the tracks for drainage. One hun
dred and three barrels of cement wore
senit there yesterday and work wlii be
gin at once. The bridges when com
pleted will be four feet deep ami two
hundred feet long. Considerable dam
age to the tracks was caused last
spring by the heavy rains after which
the streets were flooded and these
bridges are built :to assist in draining'
Wheat Sells for $1.1(1.
Wheat Bold in the local market' at
?1U0 Saturday, but In Omaha that day
tho price weakened and sold for three
cen'ts less than on the preceding day.
Among those who sold Saturday was
Barney Guyman, who contracted to
deliver 1,000 bushels at $1.10. Tills
represents nbout half of his crop. The
Coates Co. shipped out six cars last
week, and would have shipped out
more if cars could have been secured.
In order to make the shipments they
did, ;the Coates Co. burlaped the box
cars in which coal had been shipped.
By reason of the scarcity of cars, prac
tically evory elevator in Nebraska is
full of wheat, and In Omnha there are
2,000,000 bushels that are held solely
because cars connot be obtained. It
Is believed that if the elevator stocks
are not relieved soon tho price of
wheat will take a downward shoot.
Message of a Banknote.
Writing on a banknote once freed
an English slave. The note camo into
the hands of a Liverpool merchant's
cashier. He examined it, noticed some
red marks on the back and by tho' lav
ish use of time and ingenuity deci
phered the message. It ran: "If this
nolo should fall into the hands of John
Dean of Longhlll, near Carlisle, he
will learn thereby that his brother is
languishing a prisoner in Algiers."
John Dean was found, and he applied
to the government and interested the
prime minister, who stirred the for
eign secretary Into action. Inquiries
wero made, and the dey, by golden ar
guments, was persuaded to release him.
For eleven years he had been a galley
slave, and ho luul written the message
In blood with n splinter of wood. Ills
release came ii time to allow him to
die at home. London Telegraph.
'Us never too late to learn."
That's right. Sometimes It's an ad-
uitnge to go slow and not get a lot
'if information you'd have been better
off without." Washington Star.
Caught the Habit.
"Why wero you late?"
"My watch was slow."
"I know It That's from going with
jini so much." Harvard Lnmpoon.
"Mn, James asked mo last night to
shave his lot."
I iil ho say whether it was one In
a p'oil building section ''"Baltimore
"Could you lend nin a dollar, old
"Certainly! I could do lots of things
I have no intention of doing. Mco day
A SI'LEXnm PLAY
HY A STHOXG COMPANY
The company which presents "My
Home Town Girl" at tho Keith th's
evening, arrived this morning from
Cheyenne, where tho play was given
last night to an enthusiastic audience.
Two recognized stars aro with tin
coinpnny, John Hymns and Leila Mc
Intyre. and that they are stars will bo
attested by thoso of our citizens who
have seen tho two In "Tho Girl of My
Tho play Is a musical comedy with a
good-sized chorus and ten or a dozen
catchy songs. Tho company carries a
small orchestra which will bo aug
mented by the regular theatre players.
Tho advance sale of tickets Indicate
a crowded house.
A real estate llrm that Is rental
agents for a hundred or more hoii3(?a
in town, says that he does not re
member a time when so many houses
in North Platto wero vacant, lie ea
tmates tho number nt fifty. While
many of those aro on tho slinck nature
there aro a number of desirable houses
vacant. Rents hnvo decreased in mar.v
instances twenty por cent. This con
dition Is duo to the fact that during
tho past two or three years the num
ber of houses built has boon grentcr
than our growtli in population. It Is
also truo that the percentage of homo
owners is increasing each year; the
men who rented a few years ago new
own the houses in which they live.
C. C. Drake, living in tho extreme
west part of town suffered a fracture
of the skull Saturday evening when
lie becnino Involved In an altercation
with Nels Forstcdt, who drives a wag
on for tho W. W. Blrgo Co. The dis
pute arose, it is said over a debt and
ended by Forstcdt hitting Drake over
the head with a pieco or scantling
which ho had picked up in or near the
lumber yard. Drake's condition 11
Nov. Purbaugh, who finished his
threshing season hero last week, in
forms'lhe Winner that ho threshed 81,
000 bushels of grain during tho sea
son. As there wero three or four ou'-
flts operating in tho territory tribu
tary to Wallace, soino idea may be
formed by this of the amount of grain
that will likely seek a market bore dur
ing the year. Wallace Winner.
With tho expenditure of $250,000
by tho Union Pacific, tho street paving,
the building of a $50,000 Junor high
school, tho possible erection of three
business blocks nnd many prospccti"o
residences, the spring season promise?
to start out in a way highly satis
factory to North Platte.
John Koontz is umong tho latest vic
tims of small-pox, the disease develop
ing and tho residence quarantined yes
terday. Mr. Koontz's daughter had
just recently recovered from the dis
ease, and ho Is supposed to havo con
tracted the malady from hor.
E. M. Smith, the west Sixth street
garage man, is demonstrating the new
Chevrolet ";10," a neat uppoaring ca."
possessing all tho latest attachments,
and selling for six hundred dollars.
It Is attracting much attention.
Tomorrow Is Ground Hog day, anil
if he sects his shadow ho is supposed
to retires to his burrow In order to es
cape six weeks or cold and stormy
E. H. HolllngHworth, living on ninth
Locust street, developed sinall-pox
yesterday and tho residence was
promptly ordered quarantined by City
Car of Boxed Apples .
On Sale at the
North Side Barn.
Coll and see them. We have a variety consist
ing of Jonathan's, White Pearmain, Baldwin,
Bellefleuer and York Imperial.
They Are Selling Right.
If you cannot come and see call us by Phone
29, The low prices will last only one week.
EX-NOHTH PLATTE HOY
FATHER OF TWINS
Ooorge R. Savin, n former North
Platto boy, figured thusly In yester
day's Issue of tho Omaha World-Herald:
Georgo H. Savin, on the stnff of the
Worldl-Healt living at C130 Kurl
street, Bonson, executed ccrtnln mys
terious maneuvers Saturday that wort
explained fully at midnight last night.
Thoro has been scarlet fover In the
Savin homo and the houso has been
under quarantine. Removing his wlfo
and three children to tho homo of a
neighbor, Savin yesterday at noon had
his house fumigated thoroughly. All
the time ho was laboring under Intense
Last night ho re-ostnbllsliod his fnm
ily In tho home quarters. Shortly be
fore midnight the stork settled on the
family hearth and n stalwart son was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Savin. Mr.
Savin beamed. "I'll muko a reporter
or him," ho averred.
A fow minutes nftor midnight an
other son, tho counterpart of tho first,
was ushered Into tho world. Mr. Savin'
swelled up and notified nil his friends.
"A pollcoman." wns tho fate wished
on tlie newest arrival by the proud
father. Savin is a police roportor.
Mrs. Savin is reported as doing nice
ly, as aro tho twins. Ono of tho other
children Is convalescing nftor an at
tack of scarlet fever, and it is 'thought
thoro is no danger of a recurrence
of sickness in tho family.
Medical Society Elects Officers
Tho annual meeting or tho Lincoln
County Medical society was hold last
Thursday evxening nt the office of Dr.
Voorliees Lucns and tlie following of
ficers were elected: President, Dr.
Voorhoos Lucas; vice president. Dr.
N. McCnbe; secretary-treasurer, Dr.
T. J. Kerr; senior, throe years, Dr.
Geo. B. Dent; senior, two years, Dr. J.
B. Redflcld ; scnor, ono year, Dr. Voor
hoos Lucas; delegate, ono yenr, Dr. F.
J. Wurtolo; alternnte, ono year, Dr.
M. A. Ames.
Gottlieb Rlcliogar, ago sovonty-one,
was found in a destitute condition nt
Wolllloct Sunday and his caso reported
to tho county coinnilssion.ers, who
placed him in' the county hospital. Ho
is quite ill from hunger and exposure
to the cold.
County Judge French recotved ono
hundred now murriage certificate
blanks Saturday In thirteen different
designs. They are given free of chargp
wltli every license and aro In simple
and elaborato patterns to suit each
and every applicant.
Mrs. llolon Falrchlld, of Duluth,
Minn., wlio lind been visiting her
nephow, Ralph Smith nnd family, left
a few days ago for Kern precinct to
spond a week or more with her son
Eight marriage licenses have been
granted at the county judge's officii
since Jnnunry 1st. Tho sumo number
wore granted in January, 1915.
Mis. G. K. Swift, of Harlan, Iowu,
arrived hero Friday evening to visit
hor parents Mr. and Mrs. II. P. Hus
band for an indefinite time.
li rooms nnd barn for rent cheap.
Enquire 720 west Second street. B-2
1(10 aero farm 2 miles west oC
Brady, mostly under cultivation, two
running streams, all necessary build
ings. MRS. SOPHIA McGEE,
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