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NORTH PLATTE, NEK, APRIL 10, 1917.
"UNCLE JOSH" PECKHAM
TAKESHIS OWN LIFE
KIGHTV-FOUR YEARS OF AGK, HE
USES ARMY MUSKET TO COM
Came to Lincoln Count)' In 1S79
And lVus one of the Wealthiest
and Rest Known Fur mors
in t lie County.
Supposed to have boon suffering from
temporary Insanity duo to advanced
age, Joshua S, Pcckham, more fa
miliarly known as "Undo Josh," took
his own lifo Thursday nftornoon of
last week at his farm homo in tho
proclnctt that 'lutus his nam.i six
miles southeast of Brady. Taking his
army musket, which ho carried in tho
civil iwlir, ho placed it over his heart,
and using his cano to touch tho trig
ger, sont his soul to tho lifo eternal.
Death was instantaneous.
Tho funeral was hold Sunday and by
reason of tho deceased being so woll
and favorably known, was very large
Mr. Pecklmm camo to Lincoln coun
ty in 1879 and located on government
land. lie succeeded well, and during
tho Intervening years had nccumulat-
od about 3,000 acres, much of it fine
hrm in,i a vnn- ntrn i,n ;
mado u division of tho land among
his sons and a young man who had
mado his homo with him. Ills wife
died about a year ago and since then
he had brooded considerably.
Ho was eighty-four years of age,
and was tho son of an English lord. lie
leaves three sons, Herman, ftslho llvos
just south of Brady, Fremont who
livos in Pecklmm precinct, and Elmer
who Is now in California.
Sues For INrorcc.
John Hulmke, arosldont of this
county since 1909, flle,i suit In tho dis
trict court yestorday for 'divorce from
vi lire married In September, 1897. Twoja" young men who nave uiougin oi
children. Emma and Paul, now of age,!
wero norn to tins union, tho ninintin
htm two years ago and has since ro-
sided in Decatur, Kansas.
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Dizzy Height lis for Grain
On the Omaha market yestorday
i-nsh .'nthoat sold at $2.32 and corn at
Tho top prico for hogs at South Om
aha yesterday was $15.95.
H.ncras sugar beet laydor -rege.
table tract adjoining city, under Irrl.
gntlon. A rare chance to right party.
Also ((unrtcr section of bottom land,
houses, unfurnished rooms, storage
spare mill fiafe deposit boxes.
RRATT, GOODMAN & BUCKLEY.
Herman Postell of Sutherland ar
rived hero yesterday and Is looking up
a desirable location for a cigar
FLYS A HE UMAX FLAG;
CITIZENS ARK INDIGNANT
Two Muxwoll mon who wore in
town yestorday said that the people
of that section aro vory indignant over
tho action of Henry Golso, a woll-to-do
Gorman farmer who llvos six miles
northeast of that village. According
to tlieso mon Golso painted tho Gor
man Hag on n large plqco of tin, and
nailing it to a 1olo placed it on tho
cupalo of his barn. Thoso two men,
in order to satisfy thomselves, drove
to the Golso farm and saw tho flag.
They said that tho probabilities are
that If Glso does not take down tho
Hag harsh moasuros iwUll bo taken.
Golso was arrosted sovoral years
ago on tho chargo of cattle stealing,
found guilty and served a sontonce in
The pupils of Florence MaqKay will
hold tholr second annual piano recital
Friday, April 13, in tho Franklin audi
torium. Thoso taking part are liar
rietto Flolshmann, Alma May Crane
Trullo Forbes. Virginia Scott, Eliza
beth Ilortho. Nancy Mitchell. Dorothy
Cummins, Adah Carlson, Zoo Roy-;
nolds, Helen Armstrong, Zella Dor-,
rom, Hclon Schwaiger, Clara Orton,
Donald Newton, Frances Edwards,'
Neva Troxlcr. Alta Dcrryberry, llul-i
Johnson, Claude Woingand and
En"'1 Hogue. S11,8808. I)orot y
man and Theo Schwaiger, with I3et-
& Turpio as accompanist, will assist,
Tho prico of admission is ton and 11 f
toen cents and all proceeds will bo
given to tho Franklin piano fund.
RECRUITING OFFICERS ARRIVE;
OPEN OFFICE YESTERDAY
Rnrirfuinta Undorors and .Tones, late
of tho Twenty-eighth U. S. Infantry,1
now on detached service as recruiting
officors, arrived from tho cast yestor
day aftornoon and havo opened a re
cruiting ofl'ico on tho second floor of
tho federal building.
They will romnln until Saturday af
tornoon, and will bo glad to receive
entering the service.
lous to secure as many enlistments as
possiblo and thus delay drafting men.
Tho slower the men aro In offering
tholr services, tho soonor will It be
necessary for tho government to bo
gln drafting. We 'wlill bo glad to havo
young mon call and talk with us con
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Notic to Ladies
There will be a meeting in the Cham
AOC ofCoounrftB' trOQm9 Thursday at
3 o'clock -for all ladles interested in
improving and decorating tho ceme-
tory. A largo attendance Is desired.
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Tho county grader has been at
work for a week "past on tho Lincoln
highway between this city and Max
'ttbll. Tho machine is In chargo of A.
B. Hoaglnnd and John Snyder, tho
former handling tho tractor and the
latter tho grader.
Contrary to all reports Ford prices
remain the same as before. The
Ford factories are turning out 2600
cars per day and. the quality and
material is as good and the con
er Touring $360
er Runabout $345
F. 0. B. DETROIT.
Place your order today or
be disappointed in delivery.
COR. DEWEY AND FOURTH STS.
ASST. SUPT. ANDERSON
SUFFERS BROKEN LEG
STEPS OFF OF A MOVING FKEIGUT
Tit A IN AT HILLSDALE
Until Hones in tho Left Leg lU'Iow
tlio Knco Fractured and
"Vic" Was Taken to n
Asst. Supt. J. V. Anderson, of this
city, Is in a hospital at Choyonno suf
fering from a brokon log. Mr. An
derson was riding a freight train, nnU
dwslrod to got off at Hillsdalo, Wyo.,
to mako some observations. Tho train
was moving at a fairly fast gait and
in making tho step off Mr. Andorson
was thrown, sustaining a fracture
of the loft leg bolow tho knee, both
bono bolng brokon. Ho also sus
tained some severe bruises. Tho train
was stopped, and Mr. Andorson taken
to Cheyenne, placed in a hospital anu
t.ho fractures reduced
Mr. Andorson Insists that ho will
bo homo In a day or two, but this Is
Mrs Anderson wont to Choyonno
Annual Parish Meeting.
The annual mooting of the Episco
pal pariBh was hold last ovonlng, re
ports of tho vnrlous church organi
zations Tccellvod nnd wardns Hud
vestrymen elected. Tho reports wore
highly satisfactory, eacli organization
having a balance on hand and for the
first timo in many years tho church is
without current indebtedness. T. C
Patterson and Guy Swopo wore ro-
elected wardens, and vestrymon aro
Ed Dickey, F. W. Itmclcer. C. S. Clin-
ton, Harry Dixon, C. It. Moroy, E. W.
Mann and J. Q. Wilcox.
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Notice to Water Consumers
. .Water bills for the January quarter
are now ready. The discount porlod
hag been extended to tho 20th of the
month to covor tho railroad man's iwiy
day and all bills imld on before that
of one cent per thousand gallons.
HEIISIIEY S. WELCH,
With t'l regular army recruiting
officors at tho federal building, a na
tional guard recruiting station over
to McDonald clothing store, with
members of Company L on tho streets
and members of Company H in uni
form around the rearuitlng station,
things take on a desidodly mllltaw
aspdrft In North Platto.
Tho Zctta Zetta club Will moot with
Mrs. Cook tomorrow afternoon.
Will be paid for information lend
ing to arrest and conviction of any
parties caught breaking Into houses
bearing our For Rent cards, or break
ing windows In said houses.
RRATT, GO ODMAN & BUCKLEY.
you may '
FIltST COUNT ON THE
CONTEST FOR THE QUEEN
Mlsses Edith Patterson and Alloon
Gantt, members of tho queen's' ball
committee, mado a count of tho votes
east during tho llrat week for queoji
of tho Honil-oontennial ball. Tho re
sult wm found to be an follows:
UlhlPKRl-Ue Clinton 115
May me Plser 100
Kllzabeth Hlnmnn 1QR
Cuthorlne Hull 11(1
Hnzl Unrber 116
IUhikIio KomU 110
Myrtle Heeler 100
Lucille Wlloox 100
Janet MclXnnlrt 3XB
Sybil Oantt 110
Helen WiiUeiiinJh 100
I.ouIho OtteiivtQtti 10fl
Florence MnoKny 198
Marie liowen UR
llnael Hmltli 100
Mnhele Hurke 110
Murlo McCabe 100
Klvn Day 10B
Twmty-two hundred votes wore
cast tho first week, a showing that Is
very satisfactory to tho committee
Tho votes will bo counted onch Mon
day nndi tho result announced in tho
city papers tho following day.
Rfc Crowd Attends Hall
Tho thirtieth annual ball of the
North Platto fire department wns hold
last evening at tho Lloyd' ctyorn house
and attended by sovoral hundred dane
era and spectators. Tho program con
sisted of tmbnty-ono popular dances
for which the Stamp orchostra fur
nished excellent music. Cy Hussoll
acted as mastor of ceremonies and his
assistants woro Frod Peterson, John
Eves, Emll Traub, F. It. Parks and
Joseph Wayman. Tho sale of tickets
and door receipts !(oro greatly appre
ciated by tho conuulttoe In chargo
and the ball was tho most successful
the department has ovor held.
LOCAL AND TEHSONAL
Dr. and Mrs. McKlnley, of York, aro
tho guests of their daughtor Mrs. Geo.
Attorney Geo. N. Gibbs leaves to-1
night for Helena, Mon., where ho hits
been culled on logul business.
.7. W. Payne as boon confined to tho
house for a couple of weeks pnst w(th
a very bad attack of riiouumatlsm.
Tho Christian Indies' aid will moot
In the cliurch parlors Thursday after
noon. A program will bo rendered!
and a good nttendanoe is doslred.
Doll Uonner who has been traveling
as llrat violinist with Uio Ilamona Film
I'o. for several months, camo homo
Sunday to spond a wook or longer.
Mr. and Mrs. Browntlold, of Coznd,
,ho spent tho past six months In Cal-
ttornia and mid been visiting tht hit
ter's sister Mrs. E. A. Surbor, loft
Tho county commissioners mot In
sossion yotordny and transacted rou
tine business. They loft todny for
Arnold to look after bridges In which
Logan and Lincoln county aro Inter
Tho aid society of tho Methodist
Episcopal ohurch will meet Thursday
aftornoon in the Presbyterian church
hasomont, Hostossos aro Mesdames
llartman, Cox, Crano, Adams and van
dorhoof. REE WINDOW FLAGS 5 cents each
at C. M. Newton's. Wo cut them out
With tho viow of nsslsting their
country in its war' with Germany,
forty young high school girls Iipvo
been organized Into a branch .of tho
national bandngo association, and a
branch of tho Rod Cross, tho forty be
ing divided equally between tho two
organizations. Miss Marjory Hussoll
is general chairman.
William Richardson, colored, was
fined $5 and costs In the county court
yesterdny for insulting Mrs. Esther
Hemphill. Tho dofondant went to Mrs.
Hemphill's home-Sunday ovonlng with
a box of liquor and' when told ho was
in the wrong place used Insulting and
obscene langungo to Mrs. Hemphill
Unablo to pay tho lino ho will sorvo a
Tho flro department was culled
out early Saturday morning to ex
tinguish a tiro which had started in
a car of sulphur standing In tho west
yards). Irho fuinjoa o'f tflio 'burning
sulphur woro so strong as to hoiisI
blo effect tho throats and nostrils of
pooplo living throo or four blocks
from tho burning car.
She was direct from teeming gold
mines and she sought among the
fortune hunters one whose ideals woro
high enough, whoso ambitions wero
true enough, to marry her for horsolf
alono and not for tho gold sho pos
sessed. She mot him on tho broad
lino and though differing on a social
piano yet ho helped her In tho light
on 'The Monoy Mill, the Vltagrnph
feature showing at the Keith Wednes
The pre-nuptlal seven course dinner
for tho Dlxon-Conlln wedding party,
; ut of town house guests, and n iium-
bor of friends wns held at tho homo
f.i Mr. anil Mrs. Thomas Iloaley last
opening. Tho tables woro decorated
v tli large basket Iniquets of rose and
Wiiite swoet peas, fern leaves and
b' vvg of pink chiffon and Easter
11 lies. Place cards were hand paint
e 1 Kustor brides and covers wero laid
ff forty. Assisting tho hostess 0ere
M lames J. 11. Stone, E. V. Soeberger,
L. W. Walker. P. J. Wurtele, O. II,
O I islerk During the ovonlng Dr.
Or:. 'In. presontod Miss Dixon with her
br' il gift which was a link bracelet
of .ilatlnum set with diamonds and
640 acres of land north of Ilershoy
at f 5.00 per aero. $500.00 down, timo
on balance. Gano Creole, North
TRIANGLE CLUB OPENS
TWO HUNDRED MEM HERS IS THE
AIM OF THE HUSTLING COM
MITTEE OF THIRTY
Supper Served Lust Night,
of Tenuis Appointed
Now tho Can ass
Tho Trlanglo club hold a supper Inst
night at tho oponlng of their cam
paign for '00 members.
A splendid sirppor iwhs sorved by
Poulos Bros., and at its closo Presi
dent ltedenbaugh sang a solo which
wiih encored. Among thoso who who
mado oncouraglng reninrks wore May-or-olect
Waltomntli, J. V. Ronilgh of
Dodgo llros. garage, and Roy Hanks of
tho Hub store, David llrooks, Taylor,
John Mnng, Jnmos Van Avery of tho
Omaha Cycle club.
Tho membership of tho club was dl
vldod into two teams of about thirty
ennvassors oach for nicmborshlp, call
ed tho rods and bluos. W. E. Starr Is
captain of tho reds, whllo Ralph Rob
inson Is captain of tho bluos. Presi
dent ltedonbnugh Is Robinson's 1st
lloutenant and Managing Secretary
Hull is Mr. Starr's ist lieutenant. A
largo thonnometor is to bo 'plncel In
tho window of W. R. Malonoy's hard
wlare store and tho progress of tho
teams marked oach day. Tho team
securing tho largost nutnbor of mem
bers Is to furnish tho program noxt
Monday night whllo tho defeated team
Is to provide tho suppor.
Crnddock Ghcu Mai eh.
In tho wrestling match at Omaha
lust night Crnddock was glvon the
match over Stochor. Roports of tho
match at this writing aro niongro,
but Steelier threw his opponent In tho
first round. In tho second Crnddock
fought off Stochor for an hour and for
ty mlnutoft, but finally securod some
sort of a hold that resulted In him pin
ning Steelier to the floor. Steelier ro
fusod to como up for tho third round,
ouo rejort saying on ncount of an
Injury. Crnddook was awardod tho
Governor Neville has appointed O.
H. Thoolocko and Tho Tribune oilitor
delecntos to tho1, national cood rends
convention to bo hold this month at
Dinningliiim, Ala. No expense check
accompanied tho lnvltntlon which
cuts out the possibility of Tho Tribune
man attending; wo don't know how
Thoeleeko Is fixed.
-tou. can gt the HUE WINDOW,
FLAGS at C. M. Newton's, cut out, C
The Royal Neighbors will meet AVud
nosday aftornoon at !1 o'clock in tho
K. P. hall.
Miss Nina Elder closed a success
ful term of school In district No. 1)2
l'-'IMi west (Itli street, seven room
house; filler In house. Just tho place
for pcrNini Marking at roundhouse or
shops. Can be bought on easy terms.
' ' RRATT, GOODMAN & RUCKLEY.
Homo For Sale.
NclA' lvo room bungalow with baso
niont equipped with washing outfit
and watering plant; cornor lot 200x
210, good young orchard and out
buildings, Mrs. C. C. Wlloy, Suther
land. Nob. Phono M0.
Mogensen's Next Sale
SATURDAY, MAY 5th.
Farmers get your stock in shape for this sale, and have
the stufi listed so as to gel it on the advertising hills. All
stock and other goods must he listed before April 25th, in
ordcr'to he advertised.
Electrical Sewing Machine
Thin fully guaranteed machine is light and can be
carried arround the house with ease and used on any
table. The machine is driven by an electric motor
under perfect control. Machine and motor fully
equipped with attachments, $35.00. Come in and
North Platte Light and Power Co.
HERE'S A CHANCE TO
LEARN MILITARY TACTICS
Wo aro roquostcd to Btato that a
meeting will bo hold Thursday ovonlng
at tho Chamber of Commorco rooms
for tho purposo of discussing tho or
ganization of a rosorVo military com
pany of married men. This company
will bo organized for tho purposo of
acquainting tho mon with military
tactics, which would bo very helpful
should they bo called Into sorvico.
Among thoso who so far havo an
nounced, tholr attention of becoming
nionibers of this proposed company
aro Frank McGovorn, IWI11 FVlond,
Guy Swopo, O. It. Robinson, R. D.
Ulrgo, W. J. O'Connor and W. H. Mun
gor. All others interested aro urged to
attend tho nieotlng Thursday .ovonlng.
Meeting 'or I). A. Jt,
Sioux Lookout chapter of tho D. A.
R. will meet Friday ovoniug, April 13.
at 7:;i0 with Mrs. G. T. Fiold. with
tho following program:
Song, America; roll call, patriotic
quotations; roport of Konornl business
transactions of stato conforonco. Mrs.
O. F. Spencer; report of social affairs
at the stato conforonco held at Fre
mont March lil and 22, Mrs. O. L.
Moroy; roport of D. A. It. mooting
hold In Washington, 1). C, Mrs. J. D.
Jotor; vocal solo, Mrs. L. W. Toolo;
review March D. A. It. Magazine, Miss
Nurse llrowii Memorial Hospital
Miss Ellon Kaln of Sutherland, who
'wjus recently opornted upon is doing
Mrs. Elslo Ditch has returned to
Wallace after bolng In tho city a fow
days whllo hor throo chlldron woro
being -treated at tho hospital.
Tho small son of W. P. Sadlo of
Paxton undorwont a minor operation
Tho infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Horbert Woodgnto of Blgnell was
takon homo Thursday after taking
treatment at tho hospital.
Cuftl(. for Snlo
BOO 2-year-old Hereford and Durham
bettors with calf. Good quality. Priced
right. Must bo sold by May let.
JAYNE & LATHOM,
26-a Cosad, Nobr.
Weather forecast for North Platto
and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight
nnd Wednesday; cooler tonight High-
l'Ht tenipuraturo yestorday 81, a year
'lK ,"8; lowost Inst night 40, a year
On Sale At The
ROSE BUSHES IOc.
Dahlia Bulbs, Canna Bulbs.
W. J. O'CONNOR.
5, 10, and 25 Cent store.
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