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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., MAY 10, 1918.
COUNCIL DISCUSSES RAISE
IN THE IV ATE It RATES.
CRAYON WORK AT THE RED
CROSS THEATRE TONIGHT
Should the vrator ratfcs . bo raised
ton por cent, or Bhall tho present
rates bo maintained, unpaid warrants
pile up, interest clmrgos Increase and
finally bo foraeid to lssuo bonds to pay
the outstanding or floating lndobted
noss of tho -water plant? Those are
questions that tho city couucil wrestl
ed wltli for about four hours Tuesday
night without taking definite action.
Owing to tho increased cost of op
eration tho plant Is running behind,
tlils deficit occurring during tho six
months of winter, and which cannot
io overcomo by tho increased receipts
of tho six months of growing weath
er whfctn water Is used on lawns and
Hero Is another phaso of tho sit
uation that Is bad, namoly, that tho
coal dealer, tho pipe and machinery
manufacturers and tho laborers do
maud cash for ttva supplies and labor
these days; thoy aro no longer con
tent to accept an Interest bearing
warrant, and In event they do, thoy
simnlv add a certain Der cent to tho
total of their bill. This means that If
cash Is 'paid, the city saves not only
tho .Interest tho warrant would draw
but It can go Into tho market and get
iia coal and material cheaper. ThiB
during tho year means quite a saving.
In these war tlmles when every
body Is attempting tp retrench lin
expenses, a raise of ten por cent In
water rates would not prove popular
but what olso aro w!el to do? Tho fur
ther the plant gets in "tho hole
the more interest we pay, and If our
credit Is not good, tho more tvo must
pay for what wel buy for tho plant
As a matter of good business prcn
ceduro tho Increase in rates Is war
ranted. To the average consumer tho
raise would not exceed $1.50 a pear, a
sum that would not proyel burdensome
to anyone and not raise tho cost of his
water above tho flat rate formerly
Burber Strike Settled.
Tho North Platte barbers who walk
ed out Tuesday morning returned to
work yesterday afternoon, the dif
ferences betwte.cn tho employers and
tho men having been settled at a meet
ing held at one o'clock yesterday. The
cbnfldrenco was devoid of friction, tho
differences argued dispassionately and
a compromise effected without leaving
any 111-feollng botweon employer and
Now Gcorgotta Blouses at E. T.
TRAMP & SONS.
A feature of the program at tho Red
Cross theatre this ovonlng will bo
crayon skotches of well known North
Platto pcoipkf by Miss Alma Morrill,
who has dovolopcd a wonderful clov
orncss for this class of work, This
feature will bo given botweon th'q first
and second shows. Miss Morrill has
solcctcd for her subjects fourteen well
known m!en, nlno of whom aro boys In
tho Bervlco, and five men who nro woll
known for their patrlotrlotlc work and
general usefulness In tho community.
Tho rcol features of the evening aro
of unusual merit.
iLOGAL AND PERSONAL
700 GERMAN 1108KS WERE
CREMATED LAST NIGHT.
P. E. 0. Elect Officers.
At tho regular meeting of chapter
A. K. P. E. O. hold May 1st, practic
ally all plans woro comploted for tho
entortalnmorit of tho state convention
which convenes hero in Juno. The
convention will bo hold In tho Presby
terian church and the local chapter
Intends to conduct Its entertainment
economically and strictly befitting to
theso war times. At tho annual meet
ing tho officers of last year were re
elected for another year. Tho officers
aro: President, Mrs. Hattio Rlncker
VIco President, Mrs. Daisy Hinman;
Recording Secretary, Mrs. Hattio
Prosserj Corresponding Secretary,
Mrs. Jonnle Miltonborger; Treasurer,
Mrs. Maudo Hondy: Chaplain. Mrs.
Holon White; Guard, Mrs. Winnie
The prosldont appointed Mrs. Lulu
Morey as pianist and Mrs. M. E.
Crosby as Journalist.
Registration of Allen Women.
Postmastlor McEvoy has been noti
fied that In tho near futtiro all alien
women over, fourteen years of ago
must register. Ho has boon instructed
to notify all 'postmasters in tho coun
ty to bo prepared for this registration
as all alien women who are patrons
of tho respective postofflces In the
county must register with tho post
master. Thia registration of tho wo
men will bo along lines1 similar to
that of tho alien mon who registered a
couple of months ago.
Economlzo theso war days. If you
aro still to buy your now spring suit
you can economize 20 per cent by buy
ing your suit at BLOCK'S Coat and
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Seoberger aro
visiting In Omaha, having gone down
For Sale Black Jack, 8 years old.
Goo. Brownfleld, Hershey, Neb. tf
A mystery farce of surprises, thrills and laughter,
GEORGE H. COHAN IN "SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE"
Adopted from the popular Cohan stage success.
Keith Theatre, Mon. & Tues. May. 13-14
Admission 20c, Balcony 15c, Children lQc. Including War Tax.
Shortage of Good Motor Cars.
After six years in the automobile business, I have
found that it pays in satisfaction as much to the seller as
to the buyer to sell good dependable cars, and that is why
today I have settled on a permanent line of cars.
These cars are DODGE
The total resources of these three organizations total
over $100,000,000. Theyare secure in their position in the
industry and any buyer will be assured of after service on
his car. My place is intended for the local service to my
car owners, we want to feel that each of our cars is doing
its best for its owner.
In this day of extreme shortage of good cars, it does
behoove the buyer tocarefully discriminate and also to look
somewhat to the future. Cars tare in great demand, pro
duction is much, curtailed and by argreement with the
government there will be less than 1-3 as many cars built
for next year as last. This first makes necessary large
increases in prices, and every week new advances are an
nounced, it also means by the way new orders are piling
into my office, that you will not be able to get your favorite
"car-when you want it and probably not for months. You
can save money now you can gdt a car in a reasonable
time now. Later than say the first of June, wo could
guarantee nothing. I have been extremely lucky so far, in
that neither the Chandler nor the Dodge have as yet raised
their prices, but I would nQt guarantee prices one minute.
An early order is your only protection.
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North Platte, Hen.
w ,ii wmin .rami I'linan-wwir inir,vtn,Tt i'X g
Mary B. Caldwoll returned Tuesday
from Groat . Bond, Kansas, whoro
she was called by tho slckenss and
death of her sister,- Mrs. Bird.
Tonight's feature, at tho Keith will
bo "Tho Courago of tho Common
place," with tho two part comedy
"An International Sneak."
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Watson, of;
Apploton, Wis., woro tho guests ot
Mr. and Mrs. Wood Whlto Wednes
day whllo onrouto homo from Colorado
C. F. Teraplo and Carl Ilollman re
turned yesterday from Gar Hold whore
thoy had gono Monday, tho former to
oll life insurance, tho lattir hull in
surance. Rompers for little ones In sizos ono
to six years on salo at 65c, 75c and 95c
nt THE LEADER MERC. CO.
Tho Rod Cross work room in tha
Lincoln school building In tho Fourth
ward caponed Monday atornoon with a
scoro or more lad.vs In attendance,
and much work was accomplished.
Thoro was also a good attendance
Union Pacific secret sorvlciei men
havo uncovered a plot laid by iro
Gormans or I.. W. W's. to blow up
bridges along tho lino ot tho road . The
plan was to drop bombs, with tho
fuso lighted, from tho rear 'and of
passongor trains at night by men who
woro traveling on tho trains as pas
If you aro In need of a suit or coat
do not fall to see what we havo at
special discounts. E. T. TRAMP &
At a meeting i ( the ovecutlvo tu-
mttteo of the Rod Cross Chaptor Tues
day owning tho resignation of C. F.
Templo as secretary was accepted and
A. F. Stroltz was olocted to fill tho
vacancy. It was also ordered by mo
tion that at each monthly mooting the1
secretary, treasurer and chairman of
each committee mako a wrltton roport
of tho work of the past month.
In our millinery dopartmont wiei aro
selling tho season's best hats at a
savtmr to vou of from $1.00 to $5.00
at THE LEADER MERC. CO.
J. V. Romlgh roports tho salo of a
Chandter touring car to O. H,
Thoolecko, of this city and a Chandler
"Dispatch'' speedster to Gage Hollowny
of Blgnell, a Dodge Sedan to Dr..
McLeay of Stapleton, and Dodge
louring cars u n. uoimugui,
A. Hj?ath,"J. IC. Barnett and QJiW
.iijeison oi uauienDurg, ana a uougo
roadster to H. L. Alnlay of Brady.
250 coats In all tho newest spring
models, In all tho season's most
popular shades aro now selling at
greatly tfaduced prices at BLOCK'S.
Miss Kirk, representing tho federal
and stato governments In tho chlld
ren'sAvnr gardens, spent yesterday In
town'ln thia Interest of tho movement.
Sho mot local peoplo Interested In
tho children's cardens In North Platto
an'd arrangements made for securing
tho service of a supervisor who win
dovoto all of his tlmo to tho work.
About 200 children In tho city have
Joined tho war garden club, each
agreeing to plant not less than 500
square fioot of ground.
You may select any- wool suit In
tho storo, deduct -20 discount from
tte original price, and pay the salos-
lady tho rest, and you will havo
bought your now suit at a great sav
ing in prlctt, at BLOCK'S
Thia Western Nebraska Bar Associa
tion, which was to have mot in North
Platto next month, has been adjourned
for this year. This is by reason of
tlio fact that some ten or twelve
members of the bar artn now enlisted
In tho war, and so much time of tho
othor mebors has been given to as
sisting In war preparations and patri
otic meetings. Under theso conditions
It was considered best to dlspenso
with tho meeting this year.
Two flro alarms woro turned In
Wodnesday night during tho strong
wind. Tho first was a burning pllo
of rubbish on west Second street
which, threatened nienrby buildings, tho
second was a lire In a baggage car
standing In the yards, which was ox
tinguished by tho company hoso. En
route from tho Second stroot flro tho
crank Bhaft of tho motor truck was
broken and tho truck was hauled In
This is tho sixth time that thoro has
boon a breakage of the shaft.
. i ; :o: :
Now whlto skirts Just received In
Gabardines, PiquoB and Wash Satins,
nt most popular prices BLOCK'S.
Guards Drill This Evening.
Tho Homo Guards will . drill this
ovonlng on the vncant block nt tho
south end of Dowoy street. Tho Guards
will mobollzo at tho court house
squaro at olght o'clock prompt and
march to tho drill grounds. All those
who doslre to become members of tho
drill team aro renuostcd to ba present.
Captain Shilling Is anxious to know
Just how many want to Jofn, and do
elroa to know this nt onco.
A school of Instruction for thoso
who drilled tho squads Monday ovon
lng was hold nt tho Moos hall Wed
Captain hilling has not yet select
ed his sergoants and corporals but
will do this In tho near future.
If you want tho bo3t Hint's mado In
waists and blouses you buy Wlrthmor
Waists at $1.00' or tho Wol worth
Blouso at $2.00. Special, all sizos; fit
everybody On salo only nt THE
LEADER MERC. CO.
Sovcn hundrod German text books
woro cremated on tho vacant block nt
tho south ond of Dowoy "streot lftBt
night and whllo tha oil sonkod books
burned and crumbled to ashes two
scoro people sang a dirge to tho kalsor.
and wlshod him woll In htftlos. Howi
tho books worta socurod from tho
school building, who hypothecated
them, who took part In tho cremation
services, matters not; tlitey woro Botzod
carried and burnod by parties in
whom tho fires of patriotism burn
fiercely, and they aro to ba commond-
ed rather than condemned a This gen
eration, and tho next, and still tho
next will havo no uso for anything
that has a Gorman lingo, tho books
would havo provon obsolete, bettor by
far that thoy vanish and that their
ashes bo scattored to tho four -winds.
Sutherland Hoys In Service.
Word received from Chas. McNool
and John White, who onllstod in tha
coast artillory last wtcok, announced
that thoy had reached their canin on
tho Pacific coast and llkod tho training
Elmer Lofdahl had a lotter from
his brother Elnor, who is in infantry
stationed at Manilla, p. I stating
thnt ho Is now n sharp shootor. Tho
boys drill four hours a day and
practice on tho rlflo rango ovory nftor-
noon. It Is very hot thoro.
Robert Evans, who is In a supply
company, wub called hero by tho Ill
ness of his mother. Mr. Evans has
been in tho regular army for Mghtoen
yoars ana has Bieon Borvlco In Cuba,
tho Phllltpplno Islands and on tho
Georgo Pepko, of Battory E. 335th
Flold Artilliery, is expectod homo soon
on a furlough to holp with tho farm
Georgo Dowoy, assistant cashlor at
tho American bank, leaves for Lincoln
Thursday night, and from thoro will
loavo on May 25th for Camp Funston
with tho drafted men of tho third call.
Wanted A competent man to run a
gas tractor. Call at 108 wst, First
DOUBLE(-br!c(astod: models aro
in high stylo again. Tho Vanco
is ono of tho snppy Adlor Col
lolgan suits. Has two buttons,
but closos with only ono. Good
stlyo and good value.
$18.50 to $40.00
$15 to $30.
Employes Get Little llncflt.
Speaking of tho lncreaso of pay of
railroad mon rocommnndftd liv tlm
Avago commission to Director Gonoral
MCAaoo, tho uoo says:
"Union Pacific and Northwostorn
omnlovcs exnect to rtnrlvn nnmn
minor benefit. Thoy havo hud only
ono incronso in pay Blnco tho basic
month in 101G. tin Inn Pnnlflr nYinn-
mon, howovor, gain vory little, Thoy
aro now rocolving higher pay than,
Is provided by tho proposed now gov
ernment wage scalo.
"Trainmen, csnoclnllv mnilnptnrn'
engineers and flronicn, nro unablo to
Heo nnv material bonont. nioir vin..
rwcro Increased sovoral months ago to
conform to tltlct Adamson law, and
thoy havo been receiving moro pay
slnco than is provided for in this
Section mon constituto nnothor
class ot laborers who bvo Httlo in
cronso In tholr wngos though tho
schedulo. In 1916 thoy worta making
$1.50. Today thoy aro bolng paid
$2.50 por day, a hlghor wage than the
now schedulo would 'provide
Snnimy Girls' Supper.
Tho Sammy Girls' will sorvo a sup
por next Tuesday evening to th6 dol
egatos nttondlng the stock breeders'
association and to business mon and
tholr wivos. Tho suppor will bo Served
in tho dining room ot tho Methodist
church and ono doliar a plato -will bo
Tho menu will bo: Roast boof and
gravy, roaslijcd potatoes, bakod boans,
salad, Jolly, Btrawborrlos and cqffoo,
Supt. William" Tent loft at noon
yostorday for Omaha -whoro he' will
transact business for a couplo of days.
Guaranteed $10.00 Human Hair
switches for $5.50. Coatos Boauty
Parlor. McDonald Bank Bldg.
Rod Cross Theatro, Saturday night,
William Fox production featuring
Tom Mix in "Western Blood," a thrill
ing story ot adventure in the land
where tho best man wins.
Another lot of latest Ideas In pat
torn hnto nrrlvr1 Miln mArnlnn
" " v v v.a.u lll.tf 1 UHU
go on salo at v, Bving of $1 to $5
uuiuw iiiu uuiiHuii pneos at t-Hej
LEADER MERC. CO.
Ofj Nash Tractor, Saturday, May
11th, all aftornoon nt McDonald!" farm
on southwest odea of town. All In.
terested Invited to attond. Tho Invent-;
or and prosldont of tho company will
prosont. Orr & Gault, Gon'l Agonts,'
Lo wol Ion, Nob.
"WAKE UP AMERICA" WILL
BE HEKE MAY 28ri.
"Wake up America," tho groat pat
riotic war picture, profusely Illustrat
ed with moving pictures and sbcrcOptl
con Elides will bo given at tho Rod
Rrnftn thnnrtn ThiirRilnv nffnrnnrv nn,l
ovonlng. May 23, at 3:30 p. hi. foe
school children and at 8:15 for tho
public. This, lecturo and pictures ard
glvon undor tho auspices of tho Red
Cross and with tho sanction ot tho
federal irovcrnmont. nml nn nrimia.
slon will bo charged or donations ask-
This lecturo and tho pictures bring
homo in a dramatic and convincing
way tho nood Tor tho undivided effort
of every truo hearted American If
Arnica-lea Is to nvold tho fato of Bel
gium and Franco. And what that fato
would bo is easily Jndgod as ono vlowo
tho pictures of Belgium, crushed updor
tho hool of tho pitiless invnetar.
Scones from tho battle front aro shown
tho splondld work of tho Red Cross,
thon tho early boyhood of the! hated
Kulsor, ovon thon nuturlng Uio seeds
of lntor destruction. Ono sees llttlo
children at play in tha war zone, hasti
ly adjusting gas masks and flying for
sholtor as an alarm of a gas attack Is
Thon tho call to Amorlca to Awake!
And tho sleeping giant unfurls Old
Glory to tho brcozo and gets Into
notion. Tlilciro aro tho boys In khaki,
our boys, gathering to tho colors and
marching to tho Bhlps which aro to
bear thorn to Franco to fight for homo
and country. It is a stirring picturo.
Nothing is exaggerated nor is anything
glossed ovor. Tho naked facts arvi
glvon as a solomn warning to ua all
that each must do his or hor part. Wo
must Bitpport our boys and holp thorn
crush Prusslanlsm and savo America.
L, F. Zohrlng will bo tho principal
spjciakor nt tho mooting and his care
ful study of present wnr conditions on
ablo him to dollvor this mossngo In n,
most Interesting form.
Dodgo Brothers enrs give honest
value, wkJ try to glvo truo sorvico to
uiuir owners, xno uonmna is ovor
Wholmlnc and vn would mlvlrn
ordor ,now, both for price protection
nnd to obtain any rensonablo dollvory
2t J. V. ROMIGH, Dealer.
Potatoes For Sale,
Good Early Ohio Potatoes at fifty
cent por bushol at tho cavo. Inquiry
of Frank Yomakt, ono mllo west of
tho Nichols school houso, north side of
road. , 32-4
My rosldenco at 809 West 3rd. Geo.
W. Klonk. Phono Black C89. tf
For Salo Two lots Jn tho 1,000 block
Excltablo corors In startling de
signs, or plainer Ideas your
SPRING HATS, SHOES
Hats $3 to $6.
Shoes $3 to $8.50.
SEE OUR NEWEST SPRING
91.50 to $12.
Shoe Market Shoes for Men
Our shoes are stylish. They're high grade in every
way. They are in reality the foundation of gpod
dressing. And you know too what poor shoes will, do
to an other wise smart appearance. We have an un
usually wide range of prices for you to select from.
$4, $4.50, $5, $5.50, $6, $6.50, $7, S7.SQ
and you may be sure of this
No matter what you pay you are gettin g full value
These prices include . all shapes of toes from the
snappy narrow lasts to the wider and more conserva
tive types. )
aves you " oney on&noes
KEITH THEATRE BUILDING.
WE BDY YOUR HAY, GRAIN, SEEDS AND LIVESTOCK.
We sll Coal, Flour, Graham,' Whole Wheat, Corn
. Meal, Corn Chop, Barley, Chop, Salt, Shorts, Bran, Tankage
and Cotton, Linseed and Alfalfa Meal, mixed Chicken Feed
and all kinds of Grain.
Quality guaranteed and SERVICE THE BEST.
Leypoldt & Pennington,
EAST FRONT ST. PHONE 99.
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