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NORTH PLATTE, Nfclt., DECEMBER 18, 1917.
jOCAL and personal
Thoro will bo no mooting of tho
Episcopal guild this week. All mom
bora take notice.
' Tho mooting of tho Eldoon club to
have boon hold this wcok has boon
postponed until January 3, 1918.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. J. Halllgan, Mr. and
Mrs. Chas. Yost and Miss Marjorlo
Den loft last night for Camp Cody to
visit relatives and friends.
Have Jtcnched So. SMS.
Tho questionnaires mailed out to
drafted men aro takon In tho order In
which thoy appear In tho draft regis
tration; starting at No. 1 and running
down tho list. Those who have been
sent to Camp Funston are excluded,
but nil others will recolvo a question
naire which must bo filled out.
Saturday tho numbers sont out ran
from No. 2 to No. 11G, yesterday tho
numbers wore from No. 117 to No. 233,
and those sont out today will run from
No. 234 to No. 348. Eighty-three
questionnaires aro bolng sont out each
Buy your lady friend's Xmas gifts
at a ladles' store, specializing In
practical, useful wearables and fur- day.
nishings only. BLOCK'S, of course.
Mrs. Cody Boal and Mrs. Roland
nltln lrtnlfn 'Pit 11 Knili mr r fr In PaiI t
to "visit their respective husbands whoay amon tlcs bctocn American and
nro stationed there.
So Chrlslnias Greetings.
Washington. There will be no holi.
On account of tho inefficient work-
Gorman troops along tho western
fronts or anywhere whoro troops of
tho United States aro located. If tho
lug of tho heating plant at tho Junior GormanB attempt to fraternize and
exchange Christmas greetings thoy will
bo replied to with bullets. Tho Amer
ican troops along the fronts are riled
over losses among their comrades, the
war department announces, nnd aro
not in tho mood for exchanging of hol
: :o: :
That Mysterious Light.
A couple of weeks ago Tho Tribune
referred to tho people of Ilershoy see
ing an airship pass ovor their village
and later told of night workers In tho
railroad yards seeing an nrlol vehicle
of some sort. In both instances tho
general public scoffed at tho Idea of
cheaper than you can steal one. Tho an airship and insisted that Uiese peo
"VValker Music Co. plo mi ijeen drinking boozo imported
Roy Barnard went to Lexington this from Cheyenne and wero seeing things,
morning to transact business. Mr. " now develops that these men wero
Barnard wrote the copy for a recent nt mistaken; that they actually saw
historical and booster edition of the a moving object in tho sky and that
"high school building, school was not
liold thero yesterday.
Station Agent Redmond was asked
by wire tills morning to locate Lyslo
Carlllo, of Chicago, aged nineteen, who
is supposed to bo stranded somewhere
between Omaha and Cheyenne.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Alexander ar
rived this morning from Oakland, Cal.,
nnd will Bpond Christmas with rela
tives and friends. For five years past
Mr. Alexander has been switching in
the Western Pacific yards at Oakland.
Come and buy a piano for the fami
ly; wo will sell you a piano this week
lied Cross Workers Needed.
Tho greatest need of tho Red Cross
Just now is surgical drawings and in
order to furnish our shnro wo need
more Indies to make thom. Perhaps
sorno do not know that wo have two
rooms whoro aurglcnl dressings arc
made, a room in tho Washington school
opon ovory school day from 2 to 5 p.
m. nnd in tho gonornl work room in tho
federal building Friday and Saturday
afternoon. Wo can accommodnto
about eighteen ladies in each room
but tho avorago attendnnco Is about
six, ao the ncod of moro workers Is
evident. Won't you bo ono to holp
bring this number up to eighteen? Dur
ing tho holiday vacation tho Washing
ton school will be cold so It will bo
lmposslblo to work thoro. Wo should
not diacontinuo the work for two weeks
so wo have decided to opon a room for
this vvork in tho federal building in
tho evening from 7 to 9:30 beginning
Wednesday, December 26th, if there aro
enough Indies who will work at this
time. It will also give tlnjse who can
not work during tho day and who
wish to learn the ajtrglcal dressing
work an opportunity to tnko tho
course. So that wo may know
whether thero will be enough work
ers to pay to fit up this room, will all
thoso who wish to Join this class
pleaso notify tho chairman of tho com
mittee on surgical dressing work, Mrs.
Wilson Tout, phono Rod 430.
(JH1IMAN1 TO SUUM1T
' A PEACE PHOl'OSAI.
Lexington Cllppen-Citizen of twenty
four pages which was very creditable.
object was a balloon from Ft. Russell.
At that fort there Is a balloon squad
and for a month past maneuvering has
Rev. Ray E. York, of Lincoln, will been carried on at night, and some
nddresstho mid-week meeting of the times It gets 250 miles from homo.
Baptist church on Wednesday evening Going or coming the balloon shows but
at 7:45. Mr. York is tho talented and one ught whlch hnB the appearance
resourceful state secretary of the Ne'0f a arB0 star uut When turned' slde
braska Baptist Convention. .Every-,, thrG0 or four Hghta apponr-.
member of the church and congrega-; -to::
tion is urged to bo present and hear. John Winn and Otto Wostonfeld Tis-
4 , .
him. A. C. HULL, Pastor.
Hod friends in Omaha Sunday.
Snow is 'predicted for this
week for the plateau section between
tho Rocky mountains and the Mis
souri river by tho weather forecaster
at Washington. Local Observer Shill
ing has not yet boon heard from on tho
The annual mask party of tho Travel
and Study club was enjoyed last ev
ening by tho members at the homo of
Mrs.W.H. McDonald. Each ono ipresont
was required to sing a song, tell a
story or dance a Jig, and these 'per
formances created much amusement.
Mrs. J. M. Tnylor, form rly of tho
Block-atom, is looking up a location
for a dressmaking pnrlor which sho
expects to opon about tho 15th of next
Dainty Patterns, Charming Lasts.
We have just received an enormous shipment of
Ladies Shoes, The styles and patterns are
The Very Newest Creations.
The colors are Blacks, Browns and Crays, the most
popular shades for winter wear.
Every lady who expects to buy new shoes for the
holiday season . should come in and see these
Black Shoes Range in Price from $3.50 to $7.00
Colors from $4.00 to $8.
These slippers make ideal Christmas Cifts for Men,
Women or Children.
OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT 90c to $2.25
We Do Repairing.
Our repair shop is now opened and equipped to take
care of any and all kinds of Shoe Repairing. All work is lif
neatly done and guaranteed, Very best service. Reas
onable prices. .
X JLon&v nn ShnAQ
We Clean and Dye Shoes.
oney on Shoes.
Atnstordnni. Gormnny Is shortly to
transmit her Christmas peace plans,
tho latoet and it iu hinted tho final
tonus to tho allios, through noutral
countrlos. Tho tondors will carry
with thom a plodgo of socrocy, accord
ing to word rocolvod from Horlln.
In tho proposed peaco 'plans Ger
many will assort hor political disin
terestedness as to Belgium. Alsnco-
Lorralno will not bo mentioned.
Nothing will bo said In tho proposal
regarding indemnities or disarmament
of fighting forces. Tho peaco 'pro
gram will bo moro torso than any pre
viously mado and It is bolleved gen
erally will be offered merely to bouy
up tho spirits of tho German pcoplo
and to mnko food for tho propagandists.
Prohibition Itesoliitlon Pusses.
Tho rosolutlon to submit to tho
stat3 a national prohibition amend
ment to tho federal constitution was
adopted by tho lower houso of con
gross lato yostorday aftornoon.
With a voto of two-thirds required
for its approval, tho voto announced
by Speaker Clark was 282 to 128, or
25 moro than required.
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More Kfflclcncy Needed.
Tho Tribune seldom registers a
"kick," but In behalf of itself nnd our
business mon it must roglstor a pro
tost .against tho mannor In which local
froigflit Is handled in tho North Plntto
yards.. Tho Union Pnclflc boasts of
Its efficiency, yet tho service It gives
its 'patrons at North Plattp Is such as
(o Justify a complaint to tho state rail
way commission, and unquestionably
this, complaint will bo filed. Cars of
merchandise consigned to North Plntto
merchants nro "burled" In tho yards
for u wcok or ton dnyB, thus disrupt
ing business, causing loss of sales, and
a consequent financial loss. Is this
service? Is It efficiency? Is it fair
troatmcnt to the business men of
Drtlf Platto? Tho -Tribune does not
know where tho fault lies; It Is not its
business to know; but It is tho business
of Tho Tribune to demand that tho
merchants of North Platto bo given
more efficient service in getting tholr
shipments after reaching this desttna.
tion. Wo pay an exorbitant local
freight rato; wo havo a right to de
mand good sorvlco and It has reached
a point whoro we will havo that ser
vice or know the reason why wo do
not recolvo it.
CITY AND COUNTY NEWS
CITY AND COUNTY NEWS
John Q ThnoKor, n formor druggist
of North Platto, died last Friday at'
Kansas City. Mr. Thaokor opened a
drug store In this city In tho 70's and
romalnod horo for uonrly a score of
"Doacon Dubbs," a throo act drama'
play nnd plo suppor boglnnlng at 8
o'clock Friday ovonlng, Deconibor 21,
at tho Loth school, DIst. 122. Every
Tho longor Pnssongor Director Mc
Ilvnno romnlns iu sorvlco tho mora
nccommodatlng ho becomes, and
tho courtoslos ho displays to tho wo
mnn who is traveling alono and needs
ndvlco has won him n reputation ex
tending from Chicago to San Fran.
With a smllo never lacking, with u
kind word for all, and a Jovial dispo
sition that attracts tho attention of
all, Mr. Mcllvnno is ono among thous
ands. Evory stocking in his wnrd
robo should bo filled on Christmas
J. 13. Hayes, of Omaha, Is visiting
friends In town today.
Leave your ordors early at Martl's
Moat Market for Buffalo moat from
Pawneo Bill's Buffalo Ranch, Pawneo,
Tho Swedish Luthoran congregation
will give Its Christmas program Sun
day ovonlng. On Christmas day ut
two p. ni thoy will hold a church ser
vlco In honor of tho day.
Mrs. Joseph Oborreldor, a resident
of Sidney slnco 1881, died in Donver
Sunday aftornoon aftor an Illness of
throo months. The funeral will bo
hold in Sidney this aftornoon.
C. II. Worloy, alias Charlos Miller, a
brakeinan on the Second district, was
arrested at Kearnoy yostorday on the
charge of breaking into n car and
stenllng goods at Forbos, whoro ho for
Tho prlco-fixlng committee nt Oma
ha allowed a two-cent advanco In but
tor and oggs In that city yostorday.
Host creamery butter Is now soiling at
fifty-two cents, and best storngo oggs
at forty-four cents.
Will Basklns, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Basklns, formorly of this city,
Is now on tho U. S. S. Maumco, n huge
oil collier. In a letter to tho homo
folks ho says: "Wo aro on tho go all
tho tlmo as wo carry 3,000,000 gallons
of oil and provisions, besides wo can
fi'rnlsh tho destroyers everything thoy
Tho W. F. M. S. of tho M. E. church
hold their annunl Christmas party at
tin homo of Mrs. York Hlnman last
Fr'day aftornoon. Mrs. Arthur Tramp
sang beautifully and Mrs. John Evans
read a splondld paper on "Christmas
Cu foms:" MrB, Dr. Crook spoko on
"Christmas in Our Camps and in tho
Trenches," which led to a lively round
tnblo discussion in which letters from
different camps wero read and quoted.
A birthday cako with lighted candles
formed the main decoration in tho din
ing room nt serving tlmo. Tho houso
was docoratcd in bolls, holly and
Christmas things, Tho "offering"
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS IS
MAKING FRIENDS FOR
Bleeding, ragged, starving, freezing, homeless, sick Eu
rope gave utterance to a cry of misery and sorrow and des
pair, and the American Red Cross has answered It In a
magnificent way. In blndlng(tho wounds, clothing the naked,
feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, nursing the sick,
It Is binding Europe to America by ties of friendship that will
last through the ages.
The Red Cross Is shipping Into Paris dally 300 tons of
food, clothing, hospital supplies, etc. Much of this Is used
Immediately. The surplus goes Into a 100,000-ton warehouse
for emergency and against the day American soldiers will
6tart fighting on a large scale.
When emergency comes, the Red Crocs Is ready. During
the recent enemy drive Into Italy tho Italians appealed for
help. Within two days our Red Cross had sent 45 carloads
of food and supplies from Paris.
The Red Cross has estab'lshcd In Franco a factory for tho
construction of artificial limbs. Within the last few months
It has supplied hundreds of French soldiers with wooden legs.
Whatever the Red Cross uses must come from America
must come from generous American hearts and willing Amer
ican hands. During November the central division of the Red
Cross, comprising the states of Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Iowa and Nebraska, sent to France 600,000 surgical dressings,
285,000 knitted articles and 335,000 pieces of hospital linen.
Yet It can't do enough because It hasn't half enough members.
You Ought to Belong to the Red Cross. Your Help Is Much
Needed Membership Costs a Dollar or Two Dollars for a
Year No More. Be a Patriots- Join Before Christmas Ere.-
War Saving Stamps
Better than Cash for
A five-dollar bill in the pocket of your employee doesn't irj-v
cieasc in value, A War-Savings Stamp does,
U. S. War Savings Stamps earn for the holder 4 per cent In
terest, compounded quarterly, or equivalent to about 44 per cent.
This is the highest rate of interest the government has ever paid
or probably ever will pay on tho money it borrows,
A War Savings Stamp costs $4.12 now and in five years will
be worth $5, or it con be cashed in any time at the post office.
Thrift Stomp sell for 25 cents and do not bear interest, but they
con be turned in as cosh on $5 War Savings Stamp.
Let your employees help win the war. Teach them patriotism
and thrift. Buy them ench a War Savings Stomp for Christmas.
Ask us about it.
First National Bank
The last week before Christmas brings you face to face with
a decision. "What to give?" is a question we can help
you solve. Our stock of
is extensive and prices suit every pocket book quality al
ways the domint feature. Here you will find
Leather Goods Stationery Tobaccos
Desk Ornament Toilet Aids Cigars
Safety Razore Perfumes Candy
Milttary Hair Brushes Ivory Toilet Articles
101 other Articles of Real Utility.
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