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NQHTH PLATTE, NEB., ltECEMDER 11, 1917.
DEPOSITS IX THE COUKTV
RASKS KXCMKH $1,000,000
Notwithstanding that tho people of
Lincoln county hnvo Invested practi
cally a half million dolars In Liberty
bonds during the past six months, we
find that by the statements published
within tho past week that on Novem
ber 20th they had doposlts In tho finan
cial institutions of the county the sum
With one oxceptlon every bank in
the county shows nn lncreaso in de
posits over the last former statement
published, and this one exception 1b
due to the fact that the head of the in
stitution pushed tho sale of Liberty
bonds which resulted fn some of his
patrons withdrawing doposlts to buy
Those deposits were distributed
among the banks as follows:
First National, North Platto $871,G47.07
McDonald State Bank 495,930.39
Platte Valley State Hank.. 517,883.41
Bank of Brady 7.... 252.122.C0
State Bank of Brady ....... 212,816.78
First State Bank, Dickens. 81,856.93
Bank of Lincoln Ca.Hershey 239,931.55
First kational of Hershoy.. 60,941.11
Maxwell Stato Bank 139,835.41
Farmers' St. Bank, Stith'd.. 218,319.01
Am. State Bank, Sutherland 84.GG7.73
Citizens' Security, Wallaco 253,749.17
Bank of Wellfleet 104,278.78
Total in banks $3,593,995.94
Paid up stock in Mutual
Building & Loan Ass'n,
North Platto 441,000.00
Total Deposits $4,035,995.94
These statements show that the total
loans and investments held by the
banks at the time were $3,217,755.01.
and that the cash on hand or due from
other banks totaled $946,279.57.
WOMEN'S COMMITTEE NEEDS J
FUNDS I'OH ITS WORK1
To the Editor of Tho Tribune:
Tho Women's Committee of tho Stato
Council of Defense Is this week en
tering n campaign to secure funds to
carry on Its 'work. Twenty thousand
dollars nre to bo raised in tho stato.
Half to remain In tho counties to cover
local expenses and tho other halt to bo
sent to State Troasurer. Mrs. Keith
Neville. Lincoln county's Quota Is
Tho women of this county have reg
istered for sorvico; they have signed
tho food conservation cards; they havo
bought Liberty bonds; they aro plan
ning a class in citizonshlp for the ben
efit of our alien mon and women; they
havo assisted v& In evory campaign
for raising funds slnco tho war began
and they have sowed nnd knitted, and
made comfort kits for the soldiers
who havo been called.
This 1h the first time that thoy havo
asked financial assistance for their own
organization nnd I urge patriotic men
and women to give liberally and, cheer
fully when called upon, that our
County and State Council of Defense
may bo helped In tho most efficient
manner by this army of loyal workers.
T. C. PATTERSON, Chairman,
County Defense Council
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Sturges Arrives Safely.
A very brief but satisfactory cable
gram was received at the North Platto
postofflco at 8:30 this morning. It
This conveys the information that
L. C. Sturges, who sailed for France
a week ago Saturday had arlved safe
ly at his port in that country. Mr.
Sturges has gone to France as an
employe of the American postal ser
vice and will presumably bo located
in Paris. That tho vessel on which ho
took passage escaped the German subs
and that lie did not become "food for
the fishes," is a matter of congratu-
The holiday spirit shines through
out every aisle at The Leader Mercan
tile Co.'s, with big assortments and
great varieties to select from.
Don't forget the mualcale to be giv
en by the pupils of Miss Florence
McKay at the Presbyterian ihurch at 8
Lieut. Goodman Marries.
Lieut. Walter F. Goodman, brother latlon to all his Lincoln county friends.
of E. It. Goodman and at one time a
North Platte boy, was married at Lin
coln Saturday evening to Miss Clarice
Breece, of that city. Lleu.t, Goodman,
the youngest of the Goodman family,
has been making hls home at Cody,
Vfyo.jjor a number of years. He at
tended tlfe first reserve officers trdln
lng camp at Fort Snelling and at the
close was commissioned a lieutenant,
and since then has been stationed at
Ft. Russell. A few days ago he re
ceived orders to prepare to go south
with his regiment, and the wedding,
which had been set for the holidays
occurred Saturday. Lieut and Mrs.
Goodman, following tho ceremony left
for Ft. Russell, and reaching North
Platto Sunday morning stopped over
until today to visit Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Goodman. Lieut. Goodman is in the
cavalry branch of the service, and the
troop to which he belongs will soon
leave for Douglas, Ariz., and later ex
pects a. call to France.
RAILHOAIIS PAY OVEU $100,000
INTO THE (WNTV TKEASITKY.
The financial condition of the county
was Improved Inst week when tho
Union Pacific and tho Burlington paid
their personal taxes for tho year 1917.
Tho toUil paid by tho two companies
was ono hundred nnd two thousand,
throe hundrod and olghty-slx dollnrs
and fifty-eight cents. Tho Union
Pacific paid $84,546.39 and tho Burling
ton $17,822.19. Tho receipt of thoao
taxes plnco tho county funds in good
shape, and materially incrense the bal
ances of those school districts through
which tho roads run.
Tho total personal tax lovled for
1917 amounted to $202,000, and up to
last Saturday ovenlng $176,241.04 had
been collected by County Treasurer
Soudcr. Probably soventy-fivo per
cent of the remninlng $25,000 will be
collected before tho end of thin month.
This promptness with which tho per
sonal tax is being paid is evidence
that money is plentiful among all
classos of our residents.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. II. Hawthorne, from Ognlalla,
visited friends in town yesterday.
Tho club Noyita will meet Wednes
day afternoon with Mrs. Carl Brod-beck.
KEVOIiUTION IN THE RETAIL
(UtOCKItlT STORE METHODS
GERMANS MASSING TROOPS
ALLIES GREATEST MENACE
$5.50. Coatos Beauty
$10 value at
Mr. Warren Doollttlo is home on a
two weeks' furlough from Camp Fun
ston. The S. W. S. dnnclng club will hold
their bi-weekly dance tomorow even
ing at the Masonic hall.
Supt. W. P. Snyder, of tho state sub
station, has returned from Chicago
whore ho attended tho International
stock show. j
Only fifteen more days until XmaB!
Don't delay your shopping. I
E. T. TRAMP & SONS.
, The Episcopal guild will hold an
exchange In the' window of t.ho Walker
Music store Saturday, December 15th.
District 39 will give a program and
pio supper at the school Friday even
ing, December 14th. Ladies pleaso
bring pies. Ina E. Gondrlnger, teacher.
The regular meeting of the Method
0.olnoU4tliIaj)yenlnK1iew AaH3WarfaUliiiUJjoi..hold next
All donations for Sammy Girls box
os are to be brought to McGraw's res
idence, 221 south Locust, or left at the
IdetiL Bakery 'by Wednesday noon,
This is the last week of the milli
nery sale in best pattern and street
hats going out at $2.50 and $5.00; hats
worth up to $16.50, at The Leader
Word was received that M. Harris,
formerly a mechanic of tho Hendy
Ogier garage, left yesterday for
France, being transferred from Camp
Funston to that place, and being plac
ed in tho transportation division of
the army, as an automobile mechanic.
There is only one MAE MARSH and she will appear
"POLLY OF THE CIRCUS"
A photoplay classic of the big tops.
Keith Theatre, Wed. and Thurs.
DECEMBER 12-13. FIRST SHOW 7:15.
ADULTS 25c. CHILDREN 10c.
Within the Reach of
You may wish to spend a little or a great deal.
Just because you have many friends to remember this
V .,..,' .vmnr, Viol lmn twill finrl it fliffinnlt IV of nt nil
feVlHUS UUUail l II1CUII UIUI iuu um iiiiu n .v. v. .
it you will let as help you.
The main though in mind buying our Christmas stock
this year was to select the largest possible number of gifts to
sell at moderate prices.
25c to $1.00
IVORY TOILET ARTICLES
The 1?eaE Drug Store
Thursday afternoon at the church
Members and Visitors cordially in
Bo a Spug! Don't buy useles's sifts.
Fill your homo with musical hannlncss.
uuy a Plana or Phonocranh. tho uift
or permanence, w. R. Maloney Co.
John Corbott and family, who had
been spending several days with
friends In town, have returned to their
homo in Wallaco.
Everyone ordering Sammy Girls
Xmns edition that have not nald for
them, please leave the monoy at the
meal uaKcry or call Red 188 and
mnke arsangemonts, as the papers will
Do reaay lor delivery Thursday,
If you mailed that package five days
before Christmas last year, mall It
eight days before this year that is, If
you want It to reach its destination on
time. Shortngo of mall cars and rush
of govorment business calls for early
snipment or packages. Don't neglect.
Peter Falan, who wa3 struck by
train No. 1 at Ogalalla Inst Tuesday
and brought to a hospital In this city,
died Sunday evening. The deceased,
wlio was sixty years of ago, lived on
a larm near 1'axton and leaves no
known relatives. Friends are arrang
ing to havo tho body burled in tho
North Platte cemetery
Ladles' Felt Slippers $1.2!) a pair:
nil colors, fur and ribbon trimmed.
riicy aro Just the stuff. THK II 1 11.
While wo havo been having rather
crimpy weather for several days past,
tho temperature has been much lower
in the cast part of this stato and in
Iowa. Trains from tho oast which for
two days havo boon running from
three to six hours late havo largoly
lost the time waiting In Omaha for
the Chicago connection, weather con
ditions In Iowa being such as to inako
running tlmo Impossible on tho North
western and other ronds.
Supt. W. P. Snyder, who has boon
appointed committeeman for increased
hog production, is now organizing tho
counties over which his Jurisdiction
oxtonds. Theso counties aro Deuel,
Keith, Arthur, McPhorson, Logan and
tho north part of Lincoln. If each
farmer or hog grower In theso coun
ties can bo Induced to breed oven ono
moro sow than customary, the increase
Jn tho number of marketablo hogs next
year would bo many hundreds.
The food administrator has recom
mended the following prices for Om
aha: Sugar per pound 9 cents, Nebras
ka No. 1 patent Hour, sack $2.90, corn,
meal per pound G cents; best Nebras
ka potatoes 3 cents per pound; best
storage eggs 42 cents por dozon; No,
1 creamery butter 51 cents por pound;
slxtoen ounco loaf of bread 9 cents;
twonty-four ounce loaf 13 cents. An
additional charge may bo made for de
livery or credit to customers.
Friday night tho temperature drop
ped to nine degrees below zero, Just
crimpy enough to causa tho blood to
tingle and mako u fifty year old man
feel as though ho were but twenty
five. What is moro delightful than a
crisp, frosty morning in western Ne
' J. Q. Wilcox rotrned Snturday from
Omaha, whoro ho as county chairman
of the retail grocery section of tho
stnto food administration along with
other county chairmen nttondod n con
ference with Stato Food Administrator
Wnttlos. Under tho roconmiondatlons
made and which will bo carried Into
offect almost n rovolutlon will be on
acted In tho retail grocory trade.
Goods will bo sold on n cash and non
dollverablo basis; that la, If tho pur
chaser wishes his goods delivered ho
must pay for the delivery, nnd if ho
does not pay cash tho retailer can
charge him a certain per cent for tho
book-keeping entailed and for lntoreBt
on the account. It will thus be seen
that tho man who pays cash and car
ries homo his goods has a distinct 11
nnnclal advantngo over the man who
has a book account nnd orders his
Grocorymon say that tho avorago
cost of making a dollvory, taking tho
large order with tho small, Is ton
conts, hut -whethor this will bo tho
charge is nnt yet known. It is also
figured that tho cost of kooplng books
and tho Interest on tho accounts will
ran from two to threo per cent of tho
At this meeting the retail grocors
tentatively agreed on the following
percentages of prollts thoy considered
fair to mako on tho principal staples:
(Sugar 12Vfc per cont; Hour and corn
meal 12 per cent, potatoes 33 1-3
por cont, butter and eggs 12 per
cent. This does not mean that theso
profits will Immediately obtain, but
It means that this la the recommenda
tion they mado to Mr. Wattles who
will in turn tako tho mnttor tin with
Federal Food Administrator Hoover.
County Food Administrator Good
man will soon nppolnt a commlttoo
and a conference with tho local gro
cers will bo hold, and prices arranged
subject to tho approval of tho stato
Tho cash and non-delivery feat
ures of tho new method will bo more
equitable than tho mothods heretofore
used. For lnstanco tho man who has
paid spot cash for his purchases has
bought his goods at hto same prico as
tho man who ran an account; and tho
rarmers and others who carried their
goods homo paid tho same prico nB did
those who had their goods dellvored,
which method has been unfair to tho
cash buyer and to the man who de-
i nib uuiuvuiiuu in uio grocery uus
Inass is ono of tho many re-arrangements
of business methods which are
certain to occur during tho war and
which will probably continuo for a
number of years after tho war ceases.
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Don't fall to take advantngo of the
millinery salo of all the best pattern
and street hats; only two prices dur
ing tlio sale, $2.50 and $5.00; hats
worth from $0.50 to $10.50; on salo
In the millinery department of Tho
Leader Mercantile Co. a,
$125 Columbia phonograph for salo
'No reasonable offer will bo refused
This phonograph is now and was tak
en in exchange on a Druswick phono
grnph. Walker Music Co.
Tho W. C. T. U. will moot at tho
homo of Mrs. W. II. LoDIoyt, 403 west
Sixth street, this afternoon.
Geography classes in tho First Year
Junior High are just taking up tho
study of European countries and are
learning from the books about the
countries before tho war and from oth
er sources what has been going on dur
ing the wnr. Holland and lieltrium
were tho topics last week und many
pictures aim newspaper illustrations
wero brought in.
Grace liirsch has a perfect record
in spoiling lor tne past six weeks In
thj Junior High.
Boys and girls basket ball started in
tho gymnasium this week and there
was a good attendance nt each. The
boys will practice from 7 to 9 and the
girls from 4 to G each day. Tho girls
havo just bought anuw basket ball,
Miss wells js using soma unique
studies in her botany classes to review
and emphasize the importance of her
edity in plants. The studies arc in the
nature of a nuizz on the different
phases of the subject and the answers
are to be found m tho references men
tioned and in other books.
Sinco Christmas is lanrelv a religious
holiday, the schools givo oyor tho ex-J
tensive celebration of Christinas to the
churches und Sunday Schools. Iiut tho
pupils aro taught Christmas songs,
Christmas stories and Christmas games
but no special programs nro arranged.
Tho third grade in Miss Grimm's
room in making whisk-broom holdors of
rafia for Christmas gifts. These
holders are made at home and taken to
school for correction or commendation.
Tho rooms taught by Misi Toole,
Miss Dnluls and Miss Dianer wero
given special montion in Penmanship
Miss Lav ton and the cirlB of the
'Sonior High Sewing Classes are doing
lied Cross work this week. Une class
is knitting and tho other is making
All pupils in the Modern History and
American History classes were re
quired to road the President's massage
to Congress last week. Class discussion
followed which brought out tht
historical setting for many of tho
references contained in th message
The pupils of the Washington School
are preparing a proganr lor tn pur
pose of catting money to buy u phono
graph for that school. This program
will bo given at the Franklin Auditorium
I next Friday evening at 8 o'jlock. Tho
admission is 25c.
Secretary linker, In IiIb war sum
mary issued yesterday, warns the peo
ple of tho country not to mlntinlzu
tho danger of Germany massing her
troops on tho western front. Ho ro
fers to tho giant massing of Touton
hoi'dos along the cntlro western lino,
air Indication that nn extended offen
sive will bo launched and tho winter
campaign will bo sovoro.
With troops drawn from tho Rua
shui front, all votorans In the sorvico
and fully equipped and capablo of
withstanding tho rigors of a winter
campaign, Germany constitutes today
n gravor menace than at any tlmo dur
ing tho past two and a half years.
Tho secretary warns that Anierlcn
imiBt speed up her program, must got
men in tho Hold with nocessary
oquipmont and must mako it possible
for her allies to meet tho oxpectcd
ruah. In tho moantlmo ho calls upon
all Americans to stand solidly behind
their army and administration.
JIM) CHOSS HKIVK WILL
HEflLV NEXT MONDAY.
Volunteer Clerks Needed.
Tho Lincoln county oxomptlon board
needs tho services of a uumbor ofj
clorks to sorvo without pay from Do
comber 20th until Jnnuary 20th. This
sorvico nood not bo continuous. Ono
man may Borvo a half day this wcok
and a half day noxt wcok, but enough
volunteers aro needed bo that threo or
four aro at work all tho tlnio. When
Tho drivo for momborB of tho Hod
Cross will begin Monday of noxt wcok
nnd continue until Chrlstmns ovo.
Propitiatory to tho drive, each minister
of tho city will bo asked to dollver a
Rod Cross sermon next" Sunday oven
lng, In which will bo outlined tho work
of tho organization and why peoplo
should beconio moinbors. Tho stand
ing commlttoo on membership compos
ed of P. II. McEvoy, It. D. Dirge, Sam
Soudor, Miss Gantt and Mrs. Moroy
will meet in a day or two, plan tho
campaign nnd appoint sub-commlttccs
to nsslst in tho work. It la aimed to
lncron8o tho North Platto membership
by from 300 to 500 nnd by diligent
work it la believed this roault can bo
Yoaterday a big bunch of supplloa
for tho campaign woro rccolvcd, in
cluding postora, window cards, pamph
lets and tho lnrgo transparent crossoa
which are to ho dlsplnyod Christmas
ovo in a window In every houso whoro
a Red Cross mombor lives.
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Wanted A young man of around
seventeen ycais or upwards to work
after school nnd Saturdnvs. Must ln
tno qucstionnairoa begin to como in, j a hustler and ono willing to lonrn, Call
wzhlch wil bo nbout December 22d or
which will bo, nbout December 22d or
23d, the hoard will bo overwhelmed
with work, and tills work must not bo
delayed, It must bo put through ns
at onco on Manager Tho Leader Mer
cantile Co.'s store.
A committee has boon appointed to
bo at tho Hod Cross work room Thura-
fnai no It nrrtvnu rPlin imvnriminnl linu
I day aftornoon to direct tho work on
not fumlshod sufflolont funds to carry PnJnnmfl. The i commlttoo 1b composed
on this work, hence men and women of Mcsdnmcs Hare, Forbes and Hatch,
of clerical ability aro needed as volun- Tho postmnstor wiBhos us to Bay
teera. Who will respond? thnt It is against tho law to Bond out
::o:: aiu continue tho Red CroBS English
Whntover you solect at Tho Leader, dhaln of dobUiIb that has been atart-
Morcantlle Co.'s, whether ns a gift or ed. A numbor of those chain noatnla
for poraonal use, will be found of tho have boon received at tho local office
splendid quality that gives you tho nt- and as soon as found nro thrown aaldo
moBt sorvico for the monoy paid. ( and not sent out of tho office If you
A small down payment places tho havo rocolvod ono of these chnln poa-
great gift of mualc In your homo. Sec tals It would Just bo a waste of tlmo
W. R. Maloney Co. and money to notnor with it.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
FORD OWNERS NOTICE
We have added and installed for the convenience
of Ford Owners, Machinery costing $500.00 in the
last month. The most important of which is our
Magnet Tester and Charger.
By this wo can tell you if your Crank Shaft has
too much lateral, if your Coil is broke down. These
things being ok. can bring your magneto up to full
charge in 20 minutes without removing engine.
Making your engine
Easy to Start and Lights Stronger.
We aro equipped with genuine Ford Parts and
Good Mechanics to do. your work.
HENDY-OGIER AUTO CO.
FORD SALES AND SERVICE.
Corner 4th and Dewey St.
Ducks and Geese
WILL BUY NOW FOR DELIVERY
December 15 to 18.
Call on us or Phone us for Prices.
North Platte Produce Co.
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