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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., DECEMBER 25, 1917.
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GOVERNMENT WILL HUNT
INCOME TAX SLACKENS
'It will bo w oil for every unmarrial
person whoso not Income for 1917 Is
:1,000 or over, and ovory married
porson living with wlfo or husband
whoso not income for 1917 Is $2,000 or
over, to call on the Income tax man
and learn whether or not they havo
niy tax to pay,' Collector Loomis said
teday. "The person subject to tax who
doesn't make return in tho time pro
scribed is going to regret It. Tho gov
ernment will get after all Income
"There's hardly a business man,
merchant or professional man who
won't have to make a return of in
come. Farmers, a3 a class, will havo
to pay tho tax. Tho safe thing to do1
Is for every person whohad a total in-j
como of $1,000 or $2,000, as tho case
inky be, and who Is not sure about
what deductions the law allows him,
to play safe by calling on the Income
Mr. Loomis' representative who will
ho in North Platto from February 4th
to 14th, and at Wallace February 25th
and 26th, havo forms for everybody
and persons who expect to call on him
need not trouble themselves to write
to my office for forms."
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Here's wishing that every Lincoln
county soldier boy or sailor, wherever
ho may be, may have a Merry Christ
mas. We would like to have you homo
with us, but as this pleasure Is not
ours, we can only assure you. that you
are in our minds and thoughts and that
our prayer Is ever and always for
your safety and well-being.
At tho public library basement yes
terday a number of ladles received and
prepared the Christmas baskets
through which a number of unfortun
ate people In town will enjoy a nice
dinner today. The contributors to
these baskets are of the kind that be
lieve that Christmas should be a day
of good cheer.
The Presbyterian Sunday school will
have a Christmas tree at the church
this evening. A program of reclta
tlons and songs will bo rendered.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
COUNTY MEMHEItSHIP WILL
exceed tiikim: THOUSAND
Miss Ruth Patterson Is homo from
Omaha to spend Christmas.
Harry riser, a titudont nt a com
mercial collogo In Omaha, Is homo to
spend tho Christmas vacation. j
Wm. Maloney and Mrs. J. J. Horrigan
and son nrrlvcd Sunday from Grand
Island to spend Christmas. "Jack",
Horrigan will atrtvo tonight. I
Mr. and Mrs. Chns. Thomburg, now
living on a farm near Chappoll, camo
down Sunday to spend Christmas with
relatives and friends. i
$5 reward for Information loading to
the return of the buffalo robe taken
! my car in front of tho Presby-j
xerian ' cnurcn msi nigni i 1j. iwn
lonberger. For Rent Five room house, mod
ern except heat. Inqulro of W. It.
Maloney at tho store. 99-2
Rich! Ugal dropped into Tho Tribune
office yesterday and loft Christmas
greetings in the ahape of a thermom
eter for oflic; uso aim n box of cigars
for the enjoyment of tho editor
112 Sammy Girls are notified that
on account of this evening being
Christmas eve, no meeting will be held.
Tlie date of tho next gathering will bo
Judge French Issued marriage li
censes to Win N. McClure of Arling
ton and Ida E. Harvey", of Sutherland,
and to Leslie A. Roach and Gladys
Sanders of Maywood. Tho latter
couple wero mart led by the Judge.
Noel Donogan, a member of Co. 13,
Seventh Engineering corps, stationed
at Ft. Leavenworth, arrlv.ed homo
Sunday and will return Christmas af
ternoon, having been granted but a
four day leave of absence.
The Tribune wishes its readers a
Merry Christmas. Wear a smile, exert
an effort to make sunshine for others
and do your hit to make the world
brighter and happier for others, and
having done this on Christmas, con
tinue to do it every day.
It Is now pretty curtain that the Red
Cross membership will exceed three
thousand. Up to Saturday night tho
North Plntte meniborship had reached
1800. This, however, Included forty
memberships brought In from south
of tho rlvor by W. W. Hunter nnd sov-onty-four
brought in by Dan McNeol
from the section northwest of town.
Up to Saturday evening Hershoy re
ported 200 membors, Maxwell 130 and
Hrady over 200. Gurdon Eclls, who
lives in Gaslln, and who is ono of the
llve-wlrcs of that section, secured 134
mombors. Other parts of tho county
have not made full returns, and Sec
retary Temple says that work Is being
done in sections which so far havo
mado no returns.
It has been decided to continue the
campaign all this week, and here in
North Platto a houso to house can
vass will bo made. After tomorrow
the mon folk will help tho ladled to
solicit, and it Is intended that nor one
shall escape being solicited.
Socretary Tomplo desires that those
interested in tho work in country towns
and precincts continue tho work this
gummy Olrls' . Supper Nets $150.
The supper given Saturday evening
at. tho Masonic hall by the Sammy
Girls was largely attended, well served
and about $150 v as added to the S. G
Following tho supper a dance was
given and it was also largely attendol.
Tho Muslclar.s' Union donated tho ser
vices of a twelve-p'ece orchestra that
furnished a class of music raroly en
joyed at tho smaller dances.
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llrnKcninn Meyers Injured.
Curt Meyers, son of Paul Meyers of
this city, who has been on tho beet
run at Gerlng as a brakeman, had a
foot badly crushed Saturday. He was
brought down on the branch train
Saturday evening and taken to an Om
aha hospital. It Is not definitely known
whether an amputation will be necessary.
TWO KAMA SETTLEKS OF
COUNTY III IS SATURDAY
11EELEK TKLLS OF CONDITIONS
t rn ill it uiivuhiiv I
4 iv .
'We take this pietbod of wishing our many pa
trons A Merry Christmas 'and to extend our. thanks
for the very generous patronage of the past year.
Through your patronage of the past which we trust
we have merited we have been enabled to lease
and move into our new location, and to give to North
Platte one ot the most modern stores in western
In our new location we are better prepared to
give you that service which you need. We are en
abled to carry a larger stock, thereby giving you a
much larger selection and offering you advantages
. which in our old location we did not possess.
In the future, as in the past, we will sell you
dependable merchandise at as low prices as consistent
with business principles, ever accord you courteous
treatment and do all in our power to make "Block's"
a household word in Western Nebraska.
Exclusive Ladies' Furnishings.
D. S. Thomas was a plonoor of tho
Trans-Missouri' section, for as early
as 1859 ho freighted across tho plains,
not only to Denver during tho gold ex
citement, but drove through to tho Pa
cific coast. A native of Now York ho
qnlisted in the civil war as a monibor
of Co. 13, N. Y. Engineering Corps. Ho
served throughout the war in that
corps and in a construction corps. In
1873 ho came to Lincoln county and
homesteaded on land throo miles west
of town, which ho later sold to Bar
ton & Dillon, and which was part of
the Dillon farm or ranch. On account
of enfeebled health ho entered the fed
eral sanitarium at Hot Springs throo
years ago and had since been an In
mate. He was past eighty-three years
of age, and leaves two children, W. J.
Thomas of this city and Mrs. W. J.
BIckloy, of Logan county.
jr'Puneral arrangements Have not
been completed hut tho services will
prpbably be held Wednesday under
auspices cf the G. A. R of which ho
was a member.
Two of tho oarly settlors of Lincoln
county died Saturday ovonlng, Mrs.
Franklin Poalo passing away at Den
ver, nnd D. S. Thqmns at tho fodoral
sanitarium at Hot Springs, S. D. Tho
riminlna nf linth will lin lirmitvltf
North Platto for burial.
Jrtrs. Peale died from tho effects of
a paralytic stroko suffered nbout
eighteen months ago, which rendored
her absolutoly helpless and speechless.
This mado n pltiablo condition for a
!hiost worthy couple in tho Bunsot of'
heir life; a blind husband who could
not see his wife; a wlfo who could not
speak to her husband.
Mrs. Poalo camo to North Platto with
her husband nlong nbout 1870, Mr.
1'oalc engaging In tho business of
painting und paper hanging. Horo
they raised a largo family of children,
horo they beenmo factors in tho early
life of tho town In church, In socfal
and in buslnoss circles. Mrs. Ponlo
yas a woman of wondorful enorgy;
and this "iiergy shu applied to every
thing sho undortook, nnd sho was ono
or thoso who mado North Platto a bet
ter town for thoso who camo later.
It Is .expected that, tho funeral will
bo held Thursday, though at this timo
definite arrangements hnvo not boon
Editor North Platte Tribune: Ab
por your rcquedt, I hand you herewith
a few linos ub to what I saw nnd what
I was told at Camp Funston. I was
thore on Friday and Saturday, Do
combor 14th nnd ICth, 1917, two bitter
cold days. I saw thousands of sol
dlors, and ovory ono I saw woro good
shoos, loggings, a good suit of clothes
and a good overcoat. Somo had knit
helmets, which they woro pulled over
tholr oars, somo did not wonr any. I
talked with tho captain of ono of tho
roglments nbout an hour nnd a halt on
Friday evening. Tho conversation nat
urally drifted, on my part, as to con
ditions of tho soldiers at tho Camp,
and on his part, as to tho work dono
by civilians behind tho linos. Ho ns
surcdmo that ovory ono of tho boys
woro now fitted out with a warm
sult'Of undorclothing, good socks, suit
of clothos and ovorcoat, tho lattor of
which, as 1 snid above, I obsorvQd on
all tho soldlors whom I saw. Ho told
mo about tho condition of tho health of
the boys, and said ovorythlng was be
ing dono to stamp out tho diseases that
had unfortunately Invaded tho Camp.
I told him nbout somo of tho things
wo hnd heard, and ho romindod mo of
tho fnct that tho mon Jind como from
all tho walks of life, and that all of
them woro not angols in civil life, and
woro not now. Ho said that ono man
had written a lottor whorein ho stated
that a man had boon shot for Insub
ordination, whon as a mnttor of fact
no such incident hnd over occurred.
Ho also Informed mo that thore are
some mon In camp that could not ho
trusted very far as yot, although tholr
spirit was improving, and that ho folt
ho could trust ovory ono of his mon
I talked to dlfforont soldiers, but
none of thorn uttorcl nny complaint
as to their conditions. They do, and
will, however, appreclato sweatorc
liPlmots, socks nnd wristlets.
Tho camp l btcamhcatcc, tho pipes
being hung on poloB and wrapped with
asbestos. There Is an oloctrlc light
system, wntor and soworago. All tho
buildings look comfortable, and thoso
that I was in, nro to my knowlodge,
in such condition.
During tho day timo many of tho
Boldlors placo their cots and bedding
out doors. I saw hundreds of them,
and they nil had good bedding.
Tho ono thing that Is hard for tho
boyB to onduro Is quarantine. Tho alck
nro taken out to an Isolation camp,
and tho well ones In tho company from
which thoso afflicted with contagious
'.MsoasoB havo come, aro quarantined
In tho barracks, and under this con
linomont tho boya suffer in spirit. Ono
of them, who was In this condition,
but 'vitn whom I talked nevertheless,
said it was almost liko boing Bhut up
in u Jail. This condition Is a real
PraetLa'iy nil tho buildings arc
orected about threo foot abovo tho
lovol of tho ground and aro woll vontl
latod. Judging from whnt I saw and from
what I was told, tho spirit of Unclo
Sam's boys at Funston Is: Thoy dcslro
to become good soldlors, to roach
Franco, enter tho thick of tho fight,
nnd holp win tho war, down tho Kaiser
nnd his Ilk, and mako tho world sato
to llvo In. RcBjioctfully,
J G. DEELER.
Suvlnjr In Food Stuffs.
Nebraska wes tho first stato In tho
Union to mako Its roport of sugar,
meat and wheat savetl undor tho meat
less and whcatlcss day program. As
a result, Gurdon W. Wattles, federal
food administrator, r.nd John P. Lot
ton,, chairman stato commlttoo, woro
tho ronlptentB ot tho commendatory
letters from Washington. Tho saving
in Nobrnsita wns:
Wheat Hour 294,419 pounds.
Mcnts 422,822 pounds
Sugai 198,441 pounds.
Tho Railway Ago states that statis
tics show that for tho six months ond
ing Soptomber 30th, tho railroads of
tho United Stntos handled more frolght
than thoy did during tho entire year of
Four Pounds of Flour a Week.
Four pounds of Hour por week por
porson has been dofined as a reason
able amount, nccordlng to Gurdon W.
Wattles, fedoral food Administrator
'Consumers should bear those figures
In mind in making their purchases so
that there mny he an oven distribution
of flour throughout tho country,
"Wo want to stabilize prices and keep
them from soaring," said Mr. Wat
tles. "By tho voluntary co-operation
of the citizens of Nobraska wo can ac
complish this without hardships on
any ono or any class of people.
"Bread la tho staff of life and wo
must oxcrclso ovory precaution that
all can got It at a reasonable cost,
taking Into consideration existing conditions."
Wo wish to thank our friends for their loyalty
and custom, and promise, in the coming year,
, to improve if possible our plan of retailing
high grade coal and' feed at moderate prices.
Meanwhile A Merry Christmas and A Happy New
year to you.
LEYPOLDT & PENNINGTON,
800 East Front Street.
Armenian Relief Committee.
JMio local commlttoo for tho work
of Armenian and Syrian relief roe
Sunday afternoon as arrangod and
considered tho work thoy havo in hand.
Tho commlttoo arranged for another
mooting which is to ho held At tho
Chamber of Commorco rooms Thurs
day night, Decombor 27th, at eight
o'clock. Tho members of tho comiait-
teo aro desirous of having a largo at
tendanco of tho business men and lead
ing citizens of North Platto at that
meeting. Thoy will work to that end.
Tho ccnimltteo is . rrespondlng with
tho stato commltteo nnd will mako an
effort to arrange for a mass mooting of
tho citizens of North Platto to ho ad
dressed by a speaker who has actually
soon tho conditions. Every loyal and
public spirited citlzon of North Plntto
is invited to attend tho- meeting next
Thursday night. , ,
FREE OF CHARGE
Any adult Buffering from cough, cold
or bronchitis, Is Invited to call at the
drug Btoro of Stono's Phnrmncy nnd
got absolutoly free, a samplos bottle
of HoHclieo's Herman syrun. a sooth
Ing and healing romody for nil lung
troubles, which has a successful record
of fifty years. Gives tho natlont a irood
nlght'fl rest freo from coughing, with
rreo oxpectorntion in tho morning.
Regular sizes, 25 and 7C conts. For
snlo in all civilized countries.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Emll Woll, now living
at Bayard, came down Saturday night
to spond Christmas at tho Sandall
homo. Mr. Woll Bays that hlB father
Is having oxcollont bucccsb with tho
42-room hotel which ho recently com
pleted and Is now conducting,
NEW YEARS EVE BALL
Under the Auspices of
B. of L. F. and E.
Lloyd Opera House
Music Furnished By
Dance Ticket $1.00. Spectators 25c.
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