The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, August 01, 1919, Image 1
8kt latte cmt (Tribune, THIRTY-FFTH YEAR. NORTH PLATTE, NEB., AUGUST 1,-1919. No. 58 two of the Oldest firms in the city consolidate Effective today two of tho oldest firms doing business la North Platte, tho- W W. Blrgo Co. and tho North Platte Lumber Co., will be consoli dated uhdor ono management. Tho now corporation will bo known as FIold-BIrge Lumber Co. Tho W. V. Dirge Company Is the oldest established mercantile firm In North Platto and the oldest lumber yard In tho stato that has been con tinuously under ona personal man agement. Tho business was started In the spring of 18S1 by W. W. Blrge. In March, 1913, the business wns In corporated, in order to properly care for Its expansion, with W. V. Blrgo as president and It. D. Blrge as secretary-treasurer. In 1888 Field & Boal purchased from S. R. Howell & Co., of Chicago, the North Platte Lumber Co., and contin ued to operate It under that name. In 1892 Mr. Field purchased Mr. Boat's Interest In tho business. After tho death of Mr. Field In 1912 the firm was incorporated with Mrs. Field as pres ident and L. B. Dick as secretary treasurer and manager. Tho officers of tho now corporation will be L. B. Dick, president; "W. W. Blrgo vice-president: Blanche B. Field vice-president, and R. D. Blrge, sec-rtary-treasurer. Tho officers of this corporation are all well known to the citizens of North Platto. They have always been associated with every movement that looked to the im provement and progress of the city and county. Tho two active officers of tho nw corporation, L. B. Dick and I R. D. Blrge, are. both natives of North i Platte and have literally grown up in' tho lumber business of this city. i The new corporation will contiuue to operate both yards at their present locations. Various Improvements will be made In both of them with a view of giving tho v?ry best service to the community. They are making prepar ations to meet all of North Platte's constantly growing needs In the line of building materials and coal. The two firms both have a long and "honorable business record in North Platte and The Tribune is of tho opin ion thnt the new corporation will prove to bo a decided business asset for the community. ST01OI WRECKS PLANE; TRANS- CONTINENTAL TRIP RELAYED The Martin bombing piano in which Capt. Roy N. Francis planned' to make his, trans-continental trip, with North Platte as tho only stopping place, was completely wrecked in a terrific elec trical storm which swept oVor the field at Mlneola, N. Y., Tuesday after noon. Capt. Francis was to havo started from Mlneola at 3:30 this Friday morning and was due to reach North Platte at S:65 this evening. The dis tance between the two points Is 1,509 miles. Some delay will now intervene be fore tho completion of the flight, but the air service announced that It the demolished piano could not be recon structed, as Is probable, another ma chine would be substituted Band Concert Program. At 8 p. m. Friday, August 1st, the North Platte Municipal band, Earl Stamp, director, will play the fol lowing program nt the court house park: March The Southerner Alexander. Overture Morning, Noon and Night Suppo. Song by James Schaffer, band ac--ompanlment -Till We Meet Again Wenrich. Invitation a la Valst "Weber. Patriotic Patrol Spirit of America Zomecnlk. Serenade D'Amour Blon. "Waltz Alpine Sunset King. March Bombasto Farrar. : :o: :- Crystal Saturday and Monday, Madge Kennedy IN 9? "Daughter of Mine n tradition of creed that is shattered in the melting pot of America. Also tho Sunshine Comedy "The Shadow of Her Pest" New Real Estate Firm. The Roberts Bros. Land Co. Is the name of a new real estate firm that has engaged In business In North Platte. Tho members of tho firm are Walter Roberts of this city and R. G. Roberts, of Schuyler, the latter at present maintaining real estate agen cies In several Nebraska towns, but "will probably move to this city to make his headquarters. Tho com rany Is now In quest of suitable of fice rooms, which at this time are rather difficult to secure. . . Wanted to Rent Office room in business section. Phone Red 1174. tf ENID BENNETT IN 6 'Partners Three" a story of the plcturesquo American desert, and of three wayfarers who combined to "beat the game." The Christie comedy "SALLY'S BLIGHTED CAREER'with FAY TINCHER KEITH, SATURDAY. Stability The value of an automobile depends not only on the stability of the car you buy, or nov own, but also on the 'stability of the dealer from whom you purchase. The real value of a car is the exact measure of the service it gives. Our organization, both in spirit and facilities, is prepared to and does stand back of the automobiles we sell. Our customers bear out this statement. Dodge Brothers. AND Chandler Cars SALES AND SERVICE EXCLUSIVELY J.WoH)M0(iM kr j , "Service0'- Our Owners" North Platte. Neb. Telephone 844. 6th & Locust St. LOCAL AJfD PERSONAL Mrs. Edith Owens, of Missouri, Is tho guest of Miss Gladys Hall. 0., V. Turplo returned yesterday from ft business trip to Omaha. Word has been received of tho safe arrival of Cyril Cool from overseas service. Miss Clara Sorenson returned yes terday from a visit with friends In Orand Island. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Perkins will leave tonight for Omaha to spend Sat urday and Sunday. Walter O'Connor left tho parly part of the week for New York to pur chase goods for his store. H. J. Thlossen arrived yesterday from Falrbury to take a position at tho McDonald State Bank. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Forbes and Mrs. J. f? Twlnem nrrlved home last even ing from an auto trip to Estes Pork. Miss Stella Banks and Master La Verne Elliott returned yesterday from a week's visit with relatives In Brady. Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Smith and In fant son arrived yesterday from Julesburg for a visit at tho Hoxle ohme. Henry Landgraf, who has been spending tho past year on tho coast, Is expected to arrive homo In a day or two. Kodaks and films at the Rcxull. Mrs. Edith Gantt and Abnor "Wess burg left yesterday for Crcston, la., where they will attend tho wedding of Bob Gantt tomorrow. Mrs. Russell Wryman entertained several neighboring families at a pic nlc Wednesday evening In a manner that resulted pleasantly to all. Word was received yesterday that Will Elliott bad landed In New York Wednesday from fourteen months' ser vice overseas. At present ho Is at Camp Merritt. Wanted Lady to work evenings at news sctnnd. Apply at the Barkalow Bros, news stand at the depot. John Poulos spent the .early part, of tho week at Kimball looking after the harvest of the wheat on his farm. Dry weather cut the yield down to ten bushels to tho acre. Mrs. J. Shrlver returned home tho first of the week from Kearney where she had been taking post graduate work In dramatic art and expression for the past two months. The W. c. ?. U. will meet at tho home of Mrs. V H. LoDloytf 403 Vest Sixth street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. A jublleo fund Is to be raised. Do not forget your dollar. Girl for general housework. Mrs. J. S. Slmms, Phone 3S. 5G-3 Mr. and Mrs. W? T. Alden and daughter will leave Sunday on a fish ing trip to a lake near Steamboat Springs, Col. At Kimball they will be joined by several relatives. For Sale Chicken feed. Call Paw nee Springs ranch. 68-lp Mrs. John Tlghe returned yester day from Lexington, where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wll- rreaauiarp.' Air. and Mrs. Stuart are the-proad parents of a son, born last Friday. Always stop nt the Rexall. Wednesday morning at the Luther an parsonage, Rev Koch united In marriage Edward Jay Wilson and Miss Ruby Oestreich, botli of this city and Thursday afternoon ho read the, ser vice for John W. Franko and' Miss Dora Alice Rlesland, both of Kearney :; : I)R. HAROLD A. FEN'ER Announces his discharge from milit ary service and the establishment of his office over Hlrschfeld's Clothing store. Phones: Office 333. Res. Red 85G. KS8K1) VALUK 0C0UNTV SHOWS A LIQIL1V INUKKASK Tho abstract of ansossmout for the car iaia shows that tho nssossed vnl MOTOR TRANSPORT CORPS WILL REACH THIS CITV T0.H0RU0W A telegram recolved Tuesday even ing announced that tho motor trans- UO Of real ntlll nnrHnnnt nrnnnrfv In nnrt trnln t,f,.ttiir mirniunnn .Lnim Lincoln county is $G,S41,245, of which stances, will roach North Platto as ?3,4.J,D25 Is personal and ?3,3G1,C20 lsper schedule time tomorrow evening, real estate. Compared with tho, 1918 j The exact time of arrival cannot bo assessment there Is an Increase of stated but as a stop for lunch nt (5141,2-lB In the total assessed value. Brady will bo made It Is probable That the assessed vnluo of personal) that tho tho train will roach here bo property Is greater than tho assessed tween thrco and four o'clock. As It value of real estato Is rather unusual i approaches tho city on tho Lincoln in a .euraska county, but lh Lincoln county It is duo to tho fact that wo have so many thousands of acres of grazing land that Is assessed at a vory low price per aero. Howcvor. next year a re-valuation of real ostnte will gave his approval to tho following bo made, and It Is probable that an In- program: crease of from twenty-five to fifty per Mayor and delegation of citizens will cent will be made. j meet trnln at Brady and act as-os- Froiu. this abstract It Is learned i cort to city. Entering tho city from tbttt in tho county thero aro 67.S22 1 tho east on Fourth, tho convoy will head of cattlo of all ages, with an as- pass north on Dowoy to Front, west BeSfi'd value of $8.57 ner head of a 'on Front to Locust, north on Locust Hnnnrt nhiiifv nmi nnn rrhn trnn.r. real vaiv of $42.85 per head. This j to city park. As tho head of tho train' wherein tho prosont constitution Is wujiw mane me real vaiuo or all the reacnos uowoy anu rourtn a enort, lamo and tho futuro needs of stato I n n (! 1. A ... n . .1 A il 1 f.. A . . A mm . dmv win uo iiiuuu uuu u iiurui Key iu RornmmcDii xur. wucox is particu tho city will bo presented to Colonel larly well fitted to take an active S. W. McCluro, commanding officer nart In tho constitutional convention. Highway whistles will ho blown, thus apprising tho citizens of Its comlifg. Lieut. Doran, advnnco publicity man, spent last evening In town and In conferenco with a local committee Wilcox A Cnntlltlnle- , 4 Petitions aro now- In circulation for signatures for tho purpose of placing In nomination Wesley T. Wil cox as tho float delegate to the con stitutional convention from tho dis trict composed of Keith, Lincoln and Dawson counties. This Is not in op ponltion to cither W V. Hoagland or J. G. Beolor, as they aro candidates from Lincoln county whllo Mr. Wil cox will seek to be tho delegate from tho float district. Having retired from tho practice of law, and having ample tlmo at his command, Mr. Wilcox concluded to become a candidate, No man In the float district is more favorably known than Mr. Wilcox, nor could tho voters select ono who Is bettor qunllftod to assist In forming a now constitution for Nebraska. For over thirty years a resident and practic ing attorney of wostorn Nebraska, for one torm a mombor of tho legislature, a man of good judgment and unnuosv caftle aggregate about $850,000. In tho county thero aro 18,847 horses with an assessed value of U0.43 each, or a real value of $52.15 each. There aro also 17,902 hogs of all ages with an assessed value of $4.71 each, and 3,297 Mieep. Tho assessors found 1,538 stands of bees and 8,208 chickens, ducks, goess and turkeys. Thero aro listed for assessment 2,128 automobiles wjth an average assessed value of $C8.55 each, 1,475 pi anos and organs, 423 traction engines, 177 threshing machines and power corn shellers, 3C6 phonographs. G94 firearms and 1,471 dogs. Plnu Summer Resort. When you speak of the swimming pool at tho south river bridgo, you should refer to It as Scott & Son's of tho convoy. Saturday ovonlng nt tho court house park a mass meetlnjr will bo held nt which John J. Hnlllgnn will make an address of welcome, to which Colonel McClure will respond, and following this Rev. Dr. S. M. Johnston, who Is the official speaker of the trnln, will dollver an addrosB in which ho will tell of the purposes and objects of the convoy's trip from coast to coast. The band which accompanies tho train will bo present at this meeting and render selections. Saturday evening and during the stay In the city tho hospitality of tho Elks' club will bo extonded tho of ficers. Sunday forenoon at the usual hour Row Dr Johnston, who was formerly -::o:: lake, for the pool Is on land a Presbvtorlan minister will oceunv owned by them, and tho excavation tho pulpit at tho Presbyterian church, so far made Is part of the fulfillment and to this servlco tho public gonor- of 'plans that when completed will ally If. invited, make a lake worthy tho name. It is During tho stay of tho convov In the Intention of Scott & Sons to mako town tho Red Cross Canteen will ox- a pleasuro resort of this lake, for It tend Its courtesies to all tho men. will be of sufficient slzo to use boats. Sunday afternoon tho officers and and next spring trees will bo set 'out men will bo entertained at tho Lox- on th5 land which has been purchased lngton-North Platte ball gamo at tho or Tea i'ayne. Dressing rooms win cltyi park. , be erected and a refreshment stand Forming part of th6 equipment of will be part of tho equipment. In win- tho train Is a three million candlo tor ice will bo cut from the lake, stor- power search light, which may bo op ed In houses which Scott & Son will crated here Sunday night. oroct. and retailed to tho trade dur-' In tho traln are ,slxtv auto vehicles inaafJifl-gumnier. It will require sev- of different kinds.andin cqmpleraeivkofi PM vpiira tn nnmnlpfA tho nlnnn na 99K mnti ' - outlined, but Mr. Scott assures us ::o:: that when completed they will have a Edwards-Reynolds offer choice of resort that will be a credit to North boys' wash suits at &5c. Platt- i A chicken supper was given at the :.o.. home of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson Married Last Night. i Tuesday evening In honor of tholr son At 8:30 Inst night Miss Irono Van Irving, who had Just returned from Cleave became the bride of Claude 0. rv1Ce " trance. Wilson, Rev. Knapp of Cozad reading tho marriage ceremony. To tho strains of the wedding march played by Miss Emma Bogue, .the ribbon beaters, little Dorothy and Margaret Van Olcave stretched the ribbon to tho bower of palms and ferns before which the brldnl party took their places Miss Florence Johnson was maid of honor and Julian Foretodt acted as best man. Tho bride was gowned in white crepe do chlno and carried a shower boquet of snap dragons and ferns. The young couplo loft on a late train for a six weeks' honeymoon in California, after which thoy will mako their home hero. At The Sun FRIDAY 'The Island of Intrigue' starring MAY ALLISON also Fatty Arbuckle Comedy 5? SATURDAY "Three X Gorden starring J. WARREN KERRIGAN and Billy West Comedy. Matinee 1:45. MONDAY 'The Usurper" with EARL WILLIAMS and 7th chapter of Lightning Raiders with Pearl White. Christian Science service Sunday 11 a. m. Wednesday evening meetings every week at 8:00. A cordial Invi tation is extended to all to attend these services. Building & Loan build ing, room 25. Miss Hulda Johnson, who spent tho summer with her sister, Mrs. J. H. btryker, of Kearney, arrived homo the early part of tho week. Always try Tho Rexall first, it pays. tf See "Clinton & Son' bout your Eyoa and satisfied. Son is over on the Rhine, will bo homo soon. Sign ot tho Big Ring. llurirlur Still Busy Tho busy burglar is still pursuing his nefarious calling. Wednesday night ho visited thrco homes In the Third Ward. At tho Lester Tarking ton home ho gained an cntranco and docamped with two watches, but fnlled to get Into tho other two houses. t:o:: . First Lutheran Church. Morning worship 8:30 o'clock, sub Joct, "A Look into the Futuro." Special music Miss Irma Huffman will olng. Sunday school at one o'clock. REV. C. F. KOCH. Pastor. Comedy Night -TonigKt Keith Theatre PEGGY HYLAND IN "The Rebellious Bride" Tho liveliest, Bprlghtllest, fastest com edy over tUrow.n on tho; sercon Jvl affcn7'',gu1irplay,' hlde4n'd-seek4'i'na" cave, dodging posse all., In a . flnoN funny mlx-up. Tho two-part Flags Comedy,. "Perfectly Fiendish Flanagan" Christian Church School CORNER 3d & VINE ST. Meets at 9;45 each Sunday morning, visitors always welcome. Come and say "HOWDY" To us while in the city. You will always find us on the job, rain or shine, hot or cold, but the greatest benefit are derived by each individual who attends regularly. We are sure the future of the boy or girl that starts at the age of 3 and continues 'in the Bible School will not be seriously clouded. The church that is active in its avenues of work is the greatest and best "WELLFARE", association in existence and we urge therefore that each church member get interested in the Bible School. Press Com. MEN'S FURNISHINGS SPECIALS , FOR Friday and Saturday and while they Last Men's Knit Union Suits, athletic Cflp style OUU Men's Dimity Union Suits, athletic CQ0 style dUb B. V. D. Union Suits, only a few M QC garments, per suit $tL3 Chalmer's first quality Men's M CH Poros Knit union suits $ I lull Men's Poros Knit and Keep Cool CO a Shirts and Drawers uUU (Also some plain balbriggan included with these.) v Men's light weight black ho3e, 2 nc pair for J 015 Men's Sport Shirts, fair quality CQ percales '. uub Men's Sport Shirts, fine quality gQ Wilcox Department Store.