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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., JULY 2, 1918.
328 BOTTLES OP BOOZE
UNKAllTHEI) BY SALISBURY.
The plan3 of Ralph Starkey and Loo
Dobbins, wheroby they expected to
reap a rich financial liaryost on July
4th, was nipped Sunday night when
Sheriff Salisbury arrested tho two
men and after several hours of diligent
search found twciity-olght cases of
whiskey In a wheat field on tho Barnoy
Gulnan farm, southwest of town, each
case containing twelve pint bottles,
Sheriff Salisbury, has been lading for
tho boot-leggers for several weeks, and
has a lino up on several others la ad
dition to tho two he arroBted Sunday
night. Tho latter part of last week tho
sheriff ascertained that Starkey and
Dobbins had gone to Choynno In an
auto and qulto confident that they had,ng igi mUcs of road( requirlng tho
gone there to bring back boozo, excavating an(i remoVal of 102,700
established a network of snares that cubc yar(i8 of carth and tho hauling of
was pretty certain to land them. His 6 044 yardg of clay 0f gravolf nnd ,n.
plans were so carefully and neatly clmles 725 feot of 18 24 nnd 3G ,nch
laid that every movement of the two concrote plpe for cuiVerts. Tho state
men were covered. He had timed the ongjneCrs estimated cost Is $39,116.34,
arrival oi me two men ana asceriamcu
the locality where tho boozo was to be
deposited, In fact It was tho neatest
piece of sleuth work that has yet
transpired la the fight against the im
portation of boozo. Tho only "fall
down" that tho sheriff experienced
was that tho men arrived on the scono
Just six minutes ahead of schedule
time, and in those six minutes Starkey
and Dobbina had secreted tho boozo in
a wheat field, to find which required
several nours or me anemia ume. -ibraska- Synod, tho jmslor and other
The sheriff went to the scono at local clorgymen the church council
eleven o'clock, and tho two men were and many of the churcu meraberBnlp.
just getting Into the car to drive off Tho ceromonios included an invocation
when they wore halted. Searched by(by Roy Kochf scrlptural readlng by
me saenu, nuu pin; dqu.it wu iuuuu
on one vi uiu uiuu, um vviiuiv iiiluuuk
ated both proclaimed their innocence.
They were brought to jail by deputy
sheriff Sutton, while Sheriff Salisbury
began a search for the liquor he was
certain they had secreted. He tramped
the wheat field from eleven o'clock
until nearly five In tho morning and
had concluded to give Up tho seach
until - daylight, when ho stumbled on
to the twenty-eight fcasea. Those
he loaded -into hl3 car and brought to
the Jail. ; -
Lee Dobbins was" arraigned before
Judge Woodhurst yesterday after
noon on three counts: one of which
was having liquor fn his possession,
tho secotfdjlor transporting liquor and
the third with entering Into a contract
with John Doe to transport liquor
from Cheyenno to North Platte. He
pleaded guilty to all tho counts and
was fined one hundred dollars on each
count, making tho fine $300. To this
was added the cost of action amounting
LaterJn the afternoon Starkey also
apeared before tlio Judge, pleaded
guilty to the same counts as nroforred
against Dobbins and was, assesed''a
$300 fine. Both men paid thelr""flnes
and tho school fund was appreciably
This is an awful blow to tho fin
ancial plansof the two men. They
figured on soiling this boozo at $3.50
a pint and thoir cargo would havo
hroimht thnm $1,142. An th ifminr
cost them about $1.50 a pint they
figured on netting about $650. But in
stead of gaining financially the two
men aro out $631.80 In fines and costs
and the original Investment of $495
ln the liquor. This certainly should
prove a lesson to Starkoy, Dobson and
all others who aro making criminals
of Uiemselves and losing the respect
of all law abiding citizens- by trafflclng
in liquor, wo navo no sympathy for
the law breakers and aro .glad that
they havo been apprehended.
There aro others In town upon whom
the ax will soon fall.
Ilomo Canned Fruit
I havo secured 'the agency for the
celebrated hohio canned fruit, picked
peeled and canned by hand where it
' Is grown ln California by the Taylors.
Phone Red 491. Mrs. O. A. PLUM
MER, 114 South Sycamore.
On the Fourth of July there will be
ono completo dollvery of mall by the
carriers and tho general delivery
window will bo open from 9:30 to 11
o'clock a. m.
SARAH BERNHARDT'S OPERA
Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5
$10,000.00 TO BE EXPENDED
THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY WEST.
Forty thousand dollars will bo ex
ponded this year on tho Lincoln High
way between North Platto and Suther
land, which road. Is known, as Federal
and Stato Aid Project No. 10. This Is
equivalent to a Uttlo ovor $2,000 to
a mile of road, and will result In mak
ing tho highway between tho two
places a stretch of road that will provo
a pleasure- to drivo over. Tho accopted
Lincoln Highway Is tho south road
whoch shoots etroight west from tho
Bakec school houso to Sutherland and
this Is tho "road upon which tho money
will bo expended.
In thq advertisement for bids which
appears elsewhere in those columns
tho proposed work calls for construct
to which $3,911.63 for engineering and
contingencies is added.
Bids for tho work will bo received
by the county clerk up to 2 p. m. July
19th, and tho bids' will be opened Im
Lny Corner Stone.
With fitting ceremonies tho corner
stono of. tho now Lutheran church was
laid Sunday afternoon in the prosonco
of Dr. Yorian, prosldont of tho No-
Jonofj( pj.aycr by Rey Cram and
"All Hall tho Power, of Jesus Name,"
by tho choir and congregation. Rev.
Yorian delivered the address, which
was full of hopo and encouragement.
Tho 'service of laying tho stone was
conducted by Rev. Koch.
In the. Btono wore Iplaced a bible,
hymnal, names of tho membership of
the council, qhurch and Sunday school,
copies of the local papers, coins and
o,ther articles, -and those w.ero covered
with a flag. Jos. Flllton who sealed,
tho corner stono box when tho old
church was started In 1886 also seal
ed by the box for tho stono of the .new
Car Will bo Sold
The Briscoe car will bo sold at tho
Sammy Girls theatre on tho evening
of July 4th. If you have not particip
ated In this sale, get In at once. An
Investment of ono dollar may result In
the ownership of a car.
Homo Guards Dance.
The Home Guards will give a dance
at the K. P. hall on tho evening of
July' 4th. The 'proceeds of tho dance
will go toward buying uniforms. Good
music "will bo furnished and all aro
assured a pleasant evening.
Attention, Jla Cross
The Red Cross women workers aro
requested to meet at the court houso
nt 10 o'clock sharp, Thursday morn-
lng to maroh In tho parade- Plea8e
wear uniforms nnd bring flags.
We will bo closed all day July 4th,
nev. ts. a. cram orneiatert nt a
doublo weddlng Sunday afternoon
wnen hfi lo. ' ln msitrimnnv n
Mooro and Mlg8 Harr,et Johnsoni and
Edward Yate3 and Miss Amv Younr.
Tne coremonloB occurred at tho Mooro
homo on west Second atrect Tbo
happy colipl03 ,cft m mmQ n,ght on
a wedding trip to western points.
A recruiting offller arrived) from
Sidney this morning and will remain
for several days with an office ln tho
federal building. He will recelvo en
llstmonts for tho army and for the
A farmer who resides ln tho Blgnell
section says tho wheat prospects aro
tho best they havo had la years. Oats
.are also fine and corn Is making a
Tho Elite club will bo entortained
tills afternoon at tho homo of Mrs.
Aro You Snatching the Bread Out
of m Soldier's Mouth
Every tlmo you eat a piece of wheat bread, you deprlvo tho "boys over
there." They are giving up all to fight for you tho Food Administration
asks that you quit using wheat and wheat products, wherever possible, un
til next harvest. That's a small payment for you to make to the man who
offers his life for you. ,
4,Ellmlnnte wheat, exercise rigid economy In sugar, and limit meat con.
sumption to two pounds per week per'ntjrson," that Is tho Joint request of
Herbert Hoover, United States Food
Food Administrator for Nebraska.
REACH CAMP FUNSTON T1KED I
BtT IN GOOD SPIRITS,
Writing from Camp Funston under
dato of Saturday evening, Clarenco
Tho boys who left North Platte last
Monday arrived hero Tuesday evening
a lltflo tired but In good spirits. J
We were surely treated fine along
the road'. ;We' had breakfast in Grand
Island anil dinner In Manhattan, Kas.,
which was furnished by the Red Cross
At every town and village there was.
crowd and bands to meet tho train
and when 'wo pulled into camp wo had
a train of fourteen cars and between
seven anu eigut Tiunured prospective
We wont "thru tho mill" (physical
examination) the next day, and
received our uniforms. They sure do
put one thru here. Between four and
five thousand went thru the day we did.
Wo 'were then (or at least most of
us) assigned to the 37th company 164th
Depot Brigade at which address you
may find us.
We are In quarantine now and
don't get out around camn at all.
Most of the boys aro In very high
spirits and all aro anxious to learn
and get across tho" water. As near as
wo can learn wo will bo hero for about
From tho monthly summary Issued
by Obsorver Shilling It is learned that
last month was aB hot a June as we
have ever had, the mean, for tho month
standing at sdventy-four. This has
never been exceeded, and only ln two
years has it been equalled and those
two years woro 1911 and 1888. There
wero fifteen days last month when tho
temperature reached ninety or above,
and with 103 as the maximum,
Tho rainfall last month waB 2.18
Inqhos which Is 1.07 inches below tho
normal for the month, nnd tho least in
any June slco 1913. During tho month
there woro twenty-throe clear days
and thirteen days when tho sunshine
was 100 per cent.
Loafers Must Go to Work.
Tho antl-loaflng la-w went into effect
at midnight Sunday. Every man from those who havo not beondrllllng reg
elghteen to fifty muBt show himself . ularlv. tlin flnnlrn lirlnir tn linn mm no
engaged ln some essential employment.
If ho oannot find such work It -will bo
found for him and ho will bo put at It.
In tho cities tho pollco aro under
Instructions to tako up all Idlers
around hotels, pool rooms, raco tracks
ball games and othor gatherings. Tho
Instructions relato to rich and poor
Tho Golden Rulo Biblo class will
moot Friday afternoon with Mrs.
Salisbury on west Fifth Btreet.
Mrs. Win. Slobold lort thl8 morning
for Bridgeport to visit hor son -who
will soon bo called into anriy service
Jas. Honderaon has received word
That his son Ralph has arrived Bafoly
i . w a ,
Administrator and Gurdon W.' Watties,
BOY SCOUTS SELLING (WAIT-
v TAUQUA TICKETS THIS WEEK.
Tho Boy Scouts aro sqlllng season
tickets this week for thojiChautauqua
Which will be held ontluycity play
grounds July 8th to 13th inclusive.
The prices of tho season tickets for
tho full course of twelve numbers aro
S2i20 and $1.10, tho odd cents repres-
aftlne the 10 per cent war tax duo'
Tho boys are, making a house to
houso canvass. If you do not seo ono
of the boys assigned to your Btreet,
call up any Boy Scout or J. C. Holl
man, Scoutmaster, and you will bo
taken caro of. It Is an act of economy
aiyl conservation to buy a season
Hclrnt no flv nf tlm linst nnnllmra firn
50c for single admission and you havo
the other seven entertainments free.
Read the hand bills and programs;
then como out to hear good entertain
ments and learn tho latest authentic
news of tho war codltlons from those
who havo Just como back from "Ovor
Thero" and know.
: :o: :
A in erica ii h Expect Battle.
Excesslvo movement of troops and
materials north of Chateau Thierry,
together with tho increased artillery
and aerial activities, form tho baslB
of tho belief that American forces in
that locality may be called upon to
defend themselves shortly. Long
streams of enemy troops and wagons
trains havo boon observed ln tho
neighborhood of tho Bonnes wood.
There thave beon more than fifty enemy
aorcJplano flights ovor tho American
lines northwest of Chateau Thierry ln
tho last twenty-four hows. Ono Gor
man machine. was shot down by our
Tho American troops are prepared
and the Germans- -will got a warm re
ception if they try what tho situation
indicates they havo in mind. Tho
Americans say that no matter where
the onemy strikes, ho is bound to pay
dearly for his effdrt and tho bigger
tho target,, tho bettor thoy will llko It.
Attention, Homo Guards.
All members of tho Homo OuardB
aro requested to bo present at drill
This applies to
' many as posslblo for tho iparado on
tho forenoon of July 4th. All Guards
will meet at tho Moose hall t eight
o'clock Bharp for this Wednesday
A, W. SHILLING, Capthln.
About forty registrants who reglst
ercd tho fifth of last month havo beon
cited to appear today to fill out their
qtiostlonatres, This thoy can do bo
foro any attorney or tho city. For
sovoral days past tho boys havo boon
coming In to fill out tho blank, not
waiting for tho day thoy woro cited to
appear. Quito a fow aro claiming ex
emption on tho grounds of vocational
RACE WILL ' jSi
BE HUN TOMORROW.
'At tho fair grounds tomorrow ft'f tor
noon ,at two o'clock a raco will bo
run to (lolonnihd tho entries and!' posi
tions ln Iho big 50 mllo event to bo
run Fourth of July afternoon. Tho
racors thomsolvos will decide tho min
imum rate of speed which shall ent'ltls
a driver to ontranco ln tho raco, and
If ho falls to mako tho glvon tlmo at
tho try-out tomorrow ho will bo elim
inated. Tho poattfons ln tho Thursday
raco will also bo dotormlnod In the
race tomorrow, tlm rlrlvnr mnklnif tho!"' ftuto rnces Which promlso to bo tho
fastest Umo will bo glvon first place, b08t that hns ovor bocn ofrrod 10 U,
tho next best second place and so on'.noon, of Western Nebraska. Most of
down tho lino. l 0 drlvors in. tH0 races aro hor.o, the
Thero promises to bo much-gingor" . track bna bocn ollcd and ofWiso put
In this domination rnco; In fact it Is 8ha0' nnd th0 on,r Possible ovont
not improbable that as fast. If notthat can mnr tho BUCC088 of tho rac-08
faster tlmo, will bo made tomorrow ,8 wot "woathor
than ln tho regular raco.'W aU tho! . Qrand 8tand aoata -soiling rapld
boya will try hard for first place, and ly- and UP to last ovon,n5 but ono ot
nono will want td fall under thQ time tho b0XCB romanod unsold, Tickets
which will cause them to be elimlnat-, fop WJS Stand can bo purchased
cd ' , durlnc tho forenoon of July Fourth at
To this elimination race a ehargo
of twonty-flvo cents will bo mado.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrfi. Edward DoviMoft this inamlnff
for a visit In Central City ami Lmcoln.
Margarot Walkor will ontortaln a;
number of friends tomorrow ln honor
of hor olght blfthday.
Wo will bo closed all day July 4th,
LIERK-SANDALL CO. '
J. R. Bell, who wag stationed hero
as express agent has boon transferred
to Omaha and loft for that city this
For quick parcel post dollvery, call I
L. D. Nowton at tho SllyortFront I
Cigar Storo, phono 908. '
Mrs, Jamos Brady has returned
homo from Omaha where shb hid her
Bon George good by, who loft for Camp
FonBton Monday night.
Judge Grimes and J. T. Keofo drove
td Maywood last ovonlng to attend by
Invitation tho annual meotlngof the
stockholders of tho Southwest W
braska Fair Association and to make
Reservoir Dams In TunU.
Already tho Front i are looking for
ward to the rapid development of the
provlnco of Tunis ln Africa. Accord
ing to n civil engineer who has been
invpstlimtlmr tho matter thore aro
I about 5 localities ln that country
where dams could Do constructed, wun
reservoir capacities ranging from 3,
000,000 to 400,000,000 cubic meters, and
water power ranging from TO to 0,000
horso power of continuous energy. Tho
engineering dlfilcultles aro stated to
bo small ln comparison wlllf those of
dnms nlrendy built In Europo and tho
United States, nnd the utilization of
tho water for irrigation, electrical
power, nnd Tn one case canal naviga
tion Is estlmnted to furnish a good
margin of profit. Tho numerous ruins
of Roman dnms found In Tunis show
by what methods tho country became
"the grnnnry of Rome" under the em
pire and the ruins of largo cities, with
coliseums, bath and temples of groat
size standing In what nre now bared
plnlns, are ovldenco of the successi of
tho organized methods of Irrigation of
those ancient thnes,.
Great Apple Industry.
The apple Industry ln tbo United
States today represents a stupendous
commercial nehlovement. It had
grown to 00,000,000 barrels hi 1010;
It dropped to 28,000,000 In 1011, nnd
went up again to 40,000,000 barrels ln
1012. From this dato forward thero Is
a continual Increase In the production,
for tho great cities of tho world aro
crying for applos, nnu people every
where aro Just beglnnlag to apprehend
tho nctunl vnluo of this delicate fruit.
Ye arc turning backward to our herl
:ago, for ln tho days of our great
grandfathers tho common udage- was:
"An apple day will keep tho doctor
away." Fruit n " part of the diet
renresents n most health-giving ele
ment. Christian Hernia.
I am prepared to give good service on Dodge
Brothers and Chandler Motor Cars. Repair parts
in stock at North Platte. No expensive delays for
service. This is the day when we all need real
service, and that is one thing you buy of us, when
you buy one of our good cars. Better think more
of this after service than 6f your choice of colors
in cars, because it means much to you.
J. V. ROMIGH-MOTOR CARS
INDICATIONS POINT TO AN
ENOHMOUS KACE CROWD.
If Weather Obsorvor Shilling will
glvo us fair weathor on tho Foinrtb. ot
July tho North Platto peoiplo will bo
callod upon to ontortaln tho biggest
fcrowd that has Invaded tho city for
years. At least bucIi aro tho Indica
tions; for from ovory town from Koar-
"wj iivab iu umuvjr unit l i vjilx tnu xj
& M. south, of tho B. & M. north, tho
report Is that "wo will all be there,"
Tho drawing mngnot is of courso. tho
tho Crystal tlieatro, thus gfvlng out-of-
town pdoplo ati opporturflty to dpcore
seats boforo going to tho grounds;'
Tho genoral admission will bo $1.15
while tho grand stand scats will be
sixty cents, theso prices Including tho
Mrs. Gus Hollow, wlfo of. a Union
Pacific passenger brakeman, canto up
from Omaha last ovonlng to boo" the
picture at tho Sammy Girls theatre.
Statement nt the Condition nf the
MUTtTAIi llUIMHNtt AND
LOAN ASSOCIATION, '
I of North I'latte, Nobrnskn, on tho 30tU
I tiny of Juno, 10X8.
Certificate No. 32.
First mortgago loans $805,000.00 , .
I.oanB In process of foreclosure'"' 300.00
Loans on stock or pass book11; '"
security .,, .. "C, 400, 00
Real csta'to, offlco 20,923,14
U. 8. Govt. Honda 10,400.00
CaBh , 13,7401
Delinquent Interest, linos, etc.. 8G6.90
Ifurnlturo . nml flxturoB,..,.. l,017.3?:
Foreclosure ttcct. . 6G.72
Total . , .,,.....
Running stock and dividends $432,365,01
Ialil-un stock and dividends 450,700.00
Reserve fund 22.G00.0O
Undivided profits 30,108.03
Advance interest 30.00
IleceljitH niul I2xpeHdlturet fur the rear
cuUInK .tunc ftOth, 1018.
Cash on hand last report. . . . . .$12,040.68
Dues (Running stock) 123,241. CO
l'nhl-up stock , 86,200.00
Mortgage payments . I 07,796.24
Stock loan payments 1,779.12
Real ostato sales GOO.OO
Membership and transfer fees.. 34G.25
Rents and office building
Sale U. S. Bonds ,. OOp.OO
Foreclosure acct.... 80.20
MortgaKO loans '.....$208,000.00
Stock loan , 800.00
Withdrawals running stock'
and dividends 65.95G.8G
Withdrawals paid up stock, .G3, 300.00
Withdrawals dividend on paid-.;'
up stock , 25,615,74
Other expense A S53.18
Roal estate account office .
Cash on hand 19.740.Gl
Othor disbursements In detail -
U. S. Gov. Bonds 20,000.00
Foreclosure ucct. 01.04
State of Nebraska, Lincoln county, ss.
I, Samuel QOoxeo, secretary of' the
above named association, do solemnly
swear that the foregoing statement
of the condition of tho said association
Is true and correct to the best .of my
knowledge and belief. ,
SAMUEL OOOZISE, Socrotary.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
thU 1st day of July, 1918.
T. C. PATTERSON,
C. O, WEINOAND,
IRA L. BARE,
My commission expires June 9th, 1919,
Dr. Morrill, Dentist.
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