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NORTH PLATTE GETS IT.
THE VEST XEHTASKA VETERANS KEUXIOX
WILL BE HELD IX THIS CITY.
September lGtli, 17th, 18th and 19th Se
lected as the Days on which thi Great
Gathering will he Held.
THE COMMITTEE MEETING.
Tho second annual reunion or the
West Nebraska Veterans' Association
will be held at North Platte on Septem
ber loth, lGth, 17th and 18th, This an
nouncement will bo received with
welcome with tho hundreds of veterans
living in western Nebraska as well as by
thousands of others who will take ad
vantage of tho opportunity offered for
Pursuant to a call issued by tho presi
dent of tho association, a fair represen
tation of the executive committee met at
tho court house in this city Saturday
President Stuart called tho meeting
to order, and tho roll being called the
following counties wcro found to bo rep
resented: Logan, McPherson, Keith,
Hayes, Scotts Bluffs, Perkins and Lin
coln. Dr. Johnston, of Scotts Bluffs county,
said he did not liko tho idea of address
ing the presiding officer as Mr. President;
it was an unmilitary title and thought
tho name should be changed to comman
der and the secretary to adjutant Tho
suggestion was favorably received and a
motion was made to complete the organi
zation of the Association by electing a
full complement of officers. The motion
was sustained and the following elections
were made: Commander, R. II. Stuart
of North Platte; senior vice-commander,
.7. W. Wilson of Paxton; junior vice-commander
J. It- Paxton of Carrico; chap
lain, Rev. J. II. Derrebcrry of Whittier:
medical director, Dr. W. 1 1. Johnston of
Goring; council of administration, K. II.
Stuart, L.. P. Derby, C. P. Dick, John
Doiirte, (1. W. Godfrey, W. II. Johnston
and J. W. Wilson.
The committee then asked for bids for
the location of 1891 reunion and Wm.
Neville presented following:
S. A. Douglas Post G. A. Pi. and the
citizens of North Platto proviso to guar
antee all necessary expenses for holding
tho western district reunion if held at
North Platte and hereby guarantee the
neccssarv funds; said reunion to bo held
Sept. 15th to 19th. 1891.
,1. E. Evans,
J. K. Stockton,
G. T. Snelling,
W. C. Elder,
T. C. Patterson.
The proposition was received with an
outburst of enthusiasm, and there being
no other bids, the council of administra
tion went into executive session and ac-
Anlnd the nnmosition as read.
Mr, Neville then thanked tho commit-
. a , - 1 1 1 ...! tl.nt
tho citizens, notwithstanding the dull
times, had subscribed about S2100 for
tho purpose of meeting tho expenses of
tne reunion, xnis no ticcmcu was buiu-
cieut, but if more was needed it could bo
tho people of North Platto for tho very
liberal manner in which they subscribed
money for tho purposo of securing the
reunion. In spito of tho dull times and
scarcity of money, tho committee secured
"c'2100, and had! tho city been moro thor
ouchlvlcanvassed a larger amount could
nave been secured. h.ven business man
was visited, of course, but there were
probably a number of others who, had
i thoy been solicited, would havo given
five or ten dollars each. But tho sum
ribscribed is deemed sufficient to con
the reunion in a proper manner
Cl on a much largor scale than that of
Kit. vfn r
Indications for a successful and largely
(tended reunion are vastly better this
ear than last. Prospects for excellent
' . -I - !...
rops aim goou prices were uutui utuvi
n Lincoln county and the west part of
tho state irenerally. Old veterans and
others who last year desired to attend
tho reunion who were not able to do so
on account of failuro of crops and conse
quent lack of money. But this year it
will bo different, and tho attendance will
be at least one-half larger than last fall.
Letters have been received from differ
ent parts of western Nebraska in which
tho writers compliment the city on the
manner in which it entertained the
crowd last fall, and to a man they were
desirous of having North Platte securo
the location this rail. In this they have
leen gratified and it is proper that they
make an effort to secure a largo attend
ance. On Friday evening next a meeting will
bo held at tho court house for tho pur
pose of selecting a committee to arrange
for the reunion. It is desired that all
subscribers to tho fund bo present and
assist in naming this committee, as such
a course will prevent any inharmonious
feeling which might otherwise exist.
THE REASON" WHY:
"No ne talkin' o' celebratin'
And hnvin a Rrand old Fourth o July.
Tin"t worth our while debntiu'
W can't ninke the eas;le cry.
1 don't care if all our jcoile
Go to Iexington instead,
Ixt 'e:n shout and shake each r-teejile .
We can't do it, the town's too dead,"'
"Ye" I ned to shout und holler
On the Fourth: and dance aud sweat
Mow nivr-elf fer ev'ry dollar -
Have n pay old time you bet!
Hut darn it, thins hev changed eence, when
We ued to paint tho old burs
I tell you, wn'd some f ieerit then!
But now? Oh ra!!, the town' too dead."
"Not n man's enthusiastic
Town won't help the cornet band
Not n lawyer is bombastic
About 'our plorious natire land?
Wish we could hnve a big blow-ot.
Sdtne one ousht to po ahead jr
And try and brins the thing about
Though I fear the town's too dead.
J. W. Wbtiet.
A very quiet but pretty wedding
took place at tho residence of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Thayer last Monday morning,
the simnle but impressive ceremony be
ing performed by Rev. J. G. Ried, pastor
of tho Presbvterian church. The con
tracting parties were Mr. Fred M. Dille, j
for raanv vears a well known and popular
voung business man of Greeley, and Miss
Ida Oolvin of North Platte, IMeb. The
hannv couple started at once for Mr.
Dille's ranch on tho Poudre and will
make quite an extended trip through
tho mountains before returning to their
home in this citv. Tho Tribune extends I
to tho newlv wedded pair its warmest I
wishes for a happy and loving future.
Greelev Tribune. Tho brido referred tol
above is a daughter of George Golvin, of
Hershey, and is well and favorably known
in that section.
HE GOT IT.
A pleasant appearing young man was he,
Witty and bright, about twenty-three,
Just happened to drop into our town,
Gay and cheerful as a circus clown,
lie might have lived happily many a year
But alas! he asked, "has it rained any here!"
Quick the gang swooped down upon him
He, too soon, got a reply,
Now with harp and robe he's reigning
In tho bright sweet bye and bye.
Mrs. J. M. Cotton departs this morn
ing to visit among relatives in tho east.
Mrs. E. Z. Little, mother of Mrs. N. P.
Donaldson, returned to Omaha last week.
C. L. Patterson left Friday on a busi
ness to the Loup country returning Sun
Miss Eunice Babbitt will leave tho
early part of next week to visit friends
Miss Ebright will conduct a select
school in tho central school building
Rev. A. Geo. E. Jenner, who had been
spending a few days in the city, returned
to Fon du Lac Monday.
Frank Warner left Monday for Palmer
Lake, Colo., whero ho will spend tho
summer with his sister.
Dr. and Mrs. Donaldson spent tho lat
ter part of tho week in as tho guests of
Mr. Jtnd Mrs. Jewctt at Maxwell.
Mrs. Fred Temple, of Lexington is tho
guest of Mrs. F. II. Adams, and will
remain in the city during tho week.
Senator J. K. Stevens was in town
Monday enrouto home from a speech
making trip in one of tho western counties.
CV.pt. John W. Wilson, of tho Paxton
Pilot, represented Keith county at tho
meeting of the reunion committo Satur
day. Mrs. B. L. Robinson andsonGuyleavo
today for Beatrice, whero they will
attend tho Chautauqua Assembly for a
Mrs. Hon. J. I. Nesbitt and daughter
went to Omaha Sunday morning. Mr.
Nesbitt, who accompanied them, returned
Morgan Crane, deputy revenue collec
tor for this district, was in town on
official business yesterday and gave Thk
Tninuxn ollice a social call.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Bobbins left yes
terday for Pennsylvania. Tho best
wishes of their many North Platte friends
accompany them to their new home.
Mrs. Chas. Strahorn and children will
bo numbered among tho east-bound
passengers next Wednesday morning.
They will spend the summer in Michi
gan. Mrs. M. Breternitz went up to Ogalalla
last week to attend her son Lewis who
has been seriously ill for somo timo past
with what is believed to bo an abscess of-
Mrs. Russell Watts and children will
leavo tho early part of next week tovisit
with friendsjn Omaha, Kansas City and
Iowa. They will be absent about two
James McDonald returned Saturday
from the State University and will spend
vacation at home. Mr. McDonald will
bo a member of tho graduating class
.Burton Pike, who for somo timo has
been staying with his undo Frank Tracy,
whilo attending school in this city, leaves
to-night for Denver, whero ho will spend
his summer vacation.
Dr. W. II. Johnson, of Goring, medical
director, Dept. of Neb. G. A. R., was in
town Saturday attending tho meeting of
tho reunion committee. The Doctor has
a state reputation as a Grand Army
Mrs. R. A. Miller and son Charley left
for Sidney Saturday night where they
will probably spend tho summer, Mr.
Miller being round-houso foreman at
E. B. Warner returned Friday from
Lincoln whero ho had been attending
the annual meeting of tho Nebraska
State Funeral Directors Association. An
election of officers was held and Dr. re
ceived a complimout by being elected
vice-president of tho association.
A mooting will bo held at tho court
house Friday coning, June 19th, for tho
punoso of selecting a committee to
manago the Reunion. In order that
complete harmony may prevail and tho
reunion mado a success, a full represen
tation of subscribers to the fund and
others is desired. By order of
Edith Patterson will find amusement
and refreshment for a number of her
little friends at her home this afternoon
from four to seven.
-J. W. Lomasters. at Keith's Hard
ware store, does all kinds of repairing.
Key and lock work a specialty.
A very interesting paper on "How to
Reach Young Men" was given at the
minister's meeting Monday morning.
James Doyle, of Wallace, has received
a back pension of 81100, and during the
remainder of his life will draw $12 per
- Tho attention of farmers and others
is called to tho advertisement of Davis &
Gatward found on our second page. This
firm is handling standard goods and by
exercising their rnslting proclivities are
having big trade.
There is a movement on foot to hoid
open air union services each Sunday
evening. It is expected the first of such
rat-etings will bo held tho last Sunday
evening of this month and will be under
the auspices of tho Y. M. C. A. Further
notice of this will be given next week.
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
W. J. ROCHE AXD WIFE THROWN FR03I A
CART AXD BADLY IXJURED.
How Children's Day was Observed hy the
Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist
Sunday-Schools of North Flattc.
THROWX FROM A CART.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Roche mot with a
serious accident Saturday evening, but
both have thanked their lucky stars that
it was not worse. During tho afternoon
Mr. and Mrs. Roche went over to White
Horse creek to fish. Tho roads wero
muddy and Mr. Roche concluded that it
was best to use a road cart as tho vehicle
They spent an allotted timo in fishing
and started home. When they reached
Hubartt's ranch tho straps attached to
tho thills slipped from their holdings
and allowed tho cart to run against the
heels of tho horse. The animal is a very
gentle one but ho could not stand having
his heels abused. The tighter tho lines
were drawn tho closer tho horso was
drawn on tho cart. At tho point tho
accident occurred tho road is just wide
enough for ono vehicle and on either
side is a rather steep bank. It happened
that a wagon was a short distanco ahead
of Mr. Rocho elso ho could havo given
the horso full sway and allowed him to
tire out. Tho animal sped along until
he reached this wagon and turning to
tho side of the road tho wheel of tho
cart struck tho wagon and threw Mr.
and Mrs. Rocho into tho ditch, a distanco
of ten or fifteen feet. In tho fail Mr.
Roche sustained a fracture of tho collar
bono and was otherwiso bruised. Mrs.
Roche received painful bruises on tho
right arm and hip, but fortunately no
bones wero broken.
Tho injured people wero brought homo
and immediately placed under tho caro
of Dr. Dick. A Tkiimjxb representative
called at tho Roche residence Monday
aftornoou and found the patients suffer
ing considerably, but able to bo around
Thk TnniUNE sympathizes with Mr.
and Mrs. Roche in their sufferings but
congratulates them that tho accident
did not prove moro serious.
Children's Day, which occurred Sun
day last was appropriately observed by
the Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist
Sunday-schools. At tho former church
tho exercises wero held at 10:30 a. m.
and a very largo audience attended.
The programmo carried out was as
Song by tho school, scripture reading,
prayer, opening remarks by superinten
dent and responsivo reading, address of
welcome. Miss Hattie Wilson: recitation,
Annie ATonGoetz; recitation by four littlo
girls, song by primary class, recitation,
Laura Irish; recitation, Bethel Irwin:
song by tho school, recitation, Frank
Broach; dialogue by members of Mrs.
Irwin's class, song, address by the pastor,
anthem by tho choir. At the comple
tion of this program a collection was
taken for mission Sunday-schools, which
sum amounted to S17.G5. Supt. Bu
chanan then read a letter showing tho
amount of money collected throughout
the country on Children's Day last year
and tho use to which it was put about
1200 Sunday-schools having been organ
ized' with the monoy thus collected.
The exercises throughout wero very
interesting and reflected credit on schol
ars and teachers.
AT THF. MimiODIST CHURCH.
Childrens Day was properly observed
at the Methodist church in tho evening
in spite of inclement weather. Tho
church was handsomely decorated with
lloral designs, and potted plants and ap
propriate mottoes hung from tho walls.
Tho program for the evening was "Tho
Pearl Gatherers,'' a dialoguo in which
Religion sat as queen and received and
advised her faithful subjects who
brought her an clement of character of
cspeci;il excellence, whoso initial was
one of the letters of tho word religion.
Tho program was intorspcrsed with
singing and rcponsive readings. A duet
by Misses Daisy Cruzen and Mattio
Donehower was epeoially well rendered.
Tho stormy wcathor kopt most of the
children of the infant class at homo but
Master Guy Robinson distinguished
himself by singing almost unaided tho
part assigned to them. Tho fact that
there was not a break nor a hitch in the
whole program is certainly a compliment
to those having tho affair in charge. A
talk by Rev. Smith explaining tho object
of work of tho board of education of tho
M. E. church, ended the services. Those
taking part in "Tho Pearl Gatherers"
were as follows: Queen of Religion,
Daisy Cruzen; Introductory Address,
Pearl Cotton; Pearl of Righteousness,
Mabel Cotton: Pearl of Education, Clif
ford Besack; Pearl of Love, Callio Mc
Donald Pearl of Industry, Willio
Ormsby: Pearl of Gentleness, Ray Lang
ford; Pearl of Innocence, Mamie Watts;
Pearl of Obedience, Burton Pike: Pearl
of Nazareth, Gertie Hind. Miss Irene
Hartman presided at the organ with her
usual grace and efficiency.
AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH.
Children's Day was appropriately ob
served by the Baptists. The church was
tastefully decorated with Mowers by the
Y. P. B. U. Tho morning sermon by the
pastor was an earnest appeal in behalf
of tho children for more intelligent train
ing. - The text was from Proverbs 22:G,
"Train up a child in the way ho should
go," etc. Tho pastor showed how this
had reference to civic training but that
it is also truo in ' tho spiritual realm.
That training consists in setting the
child right repeatedly if necessary, as
one trains a vino not scolding or vin
dictive punishment. The desire of the
child should not bo consulted, but wo
must use our best judgment and this
must be regulated by the bible, for our
best judgment might be at fault. He
closed by saying that the happy result of
training more than compensated for all
the effort for they ''will not depart."
You may not bo with your child when
the severe trial comes, but you may pre
pare him so that ho will choose the right.
Death is dreaded by many of us simply
because our children need our presence
and help. God has arranged it that if
you live until the child is eight years
old and have done your duty you need
not fear to leave him. The sermon was
greatly enjoyed, though it left an im
pression upon us that wo wo had not
done all we might for the little ones.
In the evening tho programme arrang
ed by the publication socioty was rend
ered with a few omissions. Although
the storm threatened and at the timo of
the meeting the rain fell, yet there was
present about half of tho school and a
number of the parents, making a good
audience. All of the children didadtnir
ablv in their recitations, and also in the
offering brought to tho work of the
It would be difficult to find a school in
which a larger proportion of tho scholars
tako part in tho singing, and much credit
is duo to C. P. Davis, tho musical direc
tor, and Miss Jennio Carlson, who pre
sides at tho organ.
The Baptist Sunday-school is not two.
and ono-half vears old vet has a meinber-ii
'ship of moro than 140 scholars and
teachers. Our superintendent, Rush
Reed, is justlv proud of his school.
S. P. T.
SHOP AXD ROAD X0TES.
Engineer A. R, Bonner is taking a lay
off and visiting in Pueblo, Col.
C. E. Norton secured a thirty days'
lav-off and left last week for Now York.
Martin Smith, of tho link gang,
THE COOiYTY'S WEALTH.
THE AMOUNT OF PROPERTY ASSESTED IX
. ' L1XC0LX COUNTY THIS YEAR.
A Large Audience Assemble at tho Opera
House Friday Evening and Listen
to tho High. School Exercises.
Friday evening for a fow days visit in
President Sidney Dillon and party
passed cast Friday forenoon onroute
homo from a tour of inspection over the
W. A. Thompson, at one time, an engi
neer running out of North Platte, was
painfully injured in a wreck on the C. K.
& N. in Kansas last week.
rltothttaUo No 3....
Two posts mounted with headlights HgJj-'-
mvo been erected near tno lurn-iaDiei
and tho brilliant ravs of tho same are"
welcomed oy tnc nignt iorce.
of Agriculture passed through the,
Fridav. enrouto homo from a junketing
trip in Colorado and Wyoming, v h
T V. ATfPnrtv fF 'Vnrfli TlnfrA vena fhof.Hall...
J i. Virriann
guest of Harry lirown a couplo oi aayS;;
Ho is fireman on tho fast mail on the U;'
THE ASSESSORS' REF0RT.
Tho assessors of the county brought
lfi'their books last week, and from tho
isatne Thk Tribune learns that tho real
estate of tho countv is assessed at
81.55.740, tho personal property at
9305,776 and tho railroad and telegraph
Hne3 at &SS0.9S0, making a total of
$2,015,502, a decreaso of 851,000 from tho
assessment of 1890. Nearlv cne-half of
this reduction comes from tho B. & M.
railroad and tho remainder is scattered
through various precincts. Tho reduc
tion in" personal property in North Platto
No. lis $3,715, in North Platto No. 2
$9,300, whilo in tho Third ward it is in
creased 5737. In Wallace precinct the
gain in personal is placed at $7,199 and
tho increaso in real estate is quito large,
though wo woro not ablo to obtain tho
correct figures. Tho board of equaliza
tion will probably make a number of
.ehanges in assessments but tho footings
will not bo materially affected. The
ont by precincts is as follows:
P. running west from North Platte.
Tho Union Pacific April statement,
which was issued at Boston last Friday
shows net earnings of $925,000, a decrcasa
of $110,000. For tho four months to
April 30 tho net earnings showed an in
creaso of $137,000.
Conrad Beck, who left tho shops abputiSonwa..,.
.... .- t . "
seven years ago whilo yet on apprentice,
returned to the city Friday. For a nunt
ber of years ho has been a sailor on
ocean and visited many foreign countri
J. E. Baker, of the car department,
not onlv a good carpenter but a euco
ful raiser of strawberries. Ho oxtiiBi
ono at tho shops tho other day thai
measure 134 inches in length ind
inches in circumference. i
On last Friday afternoon as secda
section of freight train No. 11 on top'
Union Pacific was pulling out of EatojM
Mr lander ..
: OTaUons ..
- W$Uco ..
e assessment in
tho basis of
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, . 40,558
.. 32 l!Ci
tho railroads, worth $13,227,510,
plierago of $1,000 for each man,
riofcatf and child residing in tho county.
U'tinV COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES.
-Tlie,high school exorcises held at tho
opejKouso Friday evening weroattend
4d'b?.a large audience, a good part of
HpltiaK wnrn nhihlrnn
.VVUVM ..v. .
to an affair
uuincuiuii uuiiu iiuvii lulu w x?aV'i7
a tramp off tho train. Tho tramp resisiTMvo been Jprt r
o,1 thn hmh-om.itvR efforts and ffaafivrl'VIw&CJrof taking childrei
shot him four times, killing him instanthJ JiMp Mt of Friday evening and allow
The tramp then jumped from the traiiffctbeniito race, over tho floor and creato
and ran but was followed by brakema Wmua n ;us lo
and shot hitt6e.tKe audience to
Mattingly who caught him
three times, from the result of
death ensued an hour later. " ;
Tho Brotherhood of Locomotive Firev
men aro at present working on
position to build a grand opera house iu:
somo western city, which'- will
bo their headquarters; for. aaalcofe
vontfons. Tho" estimated coa-TofT tno
building is placed at $150,000, and it is
proposed that this amount shall be.
raised by each member of tho order pay
ing $5.00 por year for two years. There
aro now 150 subordinate lodges in the
United States and tho membership is
increasing at the rato of 1,000 per annum.
A LI OUT BURGLARY. .
Somo timo during Monday night a
thief entered tho second-hand store of
Will Snelling and carried off two revol
vers and ono watch, the whole being of
tho value of about $10. An entrance
was gained by tho thief breaking a light
in tho window and reaching through'
unfastened the catch, thus enabling him
to raise tho sash.
- Pvov. G. H. McAdam of Shelton
preached an excellent and instructive;
sermon at tho M. E. church in this city
ast Sabbath morning.
- The Ladies Aid Socioty of tho Metho
dist church will give a literary entertain
ment with refreshments Thursday
evening, June tho 25th, at tho Opera
Although to-day is only tho 17th,
we havo had four and twonty-ecven ono
hundredth inches of rain fall since June
1st, which is more than wo have had for
tho entire month of Juno in any year
sinco 18S3. Tho rainfall of last Monday
niirht and vesterdav morning was 1.80
Is it possible that wo aro having a
change of season? It would seem so. In
tho East this year, the spring was partic
ularly early while in tho West, vico versa
That there aro changes going on all the
time is known to be a fact but such sud
den changes like tho drouth of last year,
to tho extreme wet of the present, seems
The members of tho young Men's
Gymnasium Club, an organization which
has been in effect since last fall, will
give a social dance at tho opera house
on tho evening of July 3d. Arrange
ments are being perfected so as to make
this party a pleasant ono in all respects,
and thoso- who go can feel assured that
thoy will pass an enjoyable evening.
Tickets arc placed at one dollar.
District court convened Monday
with Judge Church on tho bench.
Default was taken in several cases Mon
day. Joseph Anway, arrested some time
ago on charge of assault on his family,
was sent to jail in default of $500 bonds.
Yesterday and to-day the cases of Gantt
and Bixler against tho county, an action
to recover fees for defending stato cases,
has been before tho court.
Who may say that the great water
way o Nebraska will net vie some clay
witii our iron roauwavs lor tno carrving
trade between Denver and Omaha. Yes
terday a queer craft, the dimensions of
which were about five by sixteen feet,
came down the South Platto river and
weighed anchor near the bridge. On
board was a man. his wife and eight chil
dren. They had ridden in tho boat the
entire distance from Denver. In order
to accelerate their speed the boat was
provided with a sail. Tho people seemed
to bo moving at a good rate of speed and
wore apparently contented with this
mode of travel. Rafts and flat boats
were common sights on the Platte rivers
many years ago but this is tho first sea
son sinco the great May rise of six years
ago that the South Platte river has con
tained enough water to float a straw.
mako it imiossiblo
hear scarcely a word
utiie&Tb; the averago speaker, is a prac-
it, has no. apparent virtue. It may
added that tho confusion did not ariso
a nroi'rntiw3f from tho children, for many
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lu.wt, to tho hall for the purposo of
rhranhgtho 'recitations, etc.
But as to the exorcises. Tho pro
gramme was opened with prayer by Rev.
Irvin followed by a welcome song by the
Methodist choir, and it is only proper to
say ttirt the music was rendered in a
acQontablo manner, iuiss jiamu
Wilson then delivered a declamation
entitled "The Day is Done," and was
followed by declamations by Frank Sulli
van and Miss Hannah Keliher, tho de
claimers acquitting themselves with
credit Mrs. Gary and Miss Carrio Belton
favored the audienco with a finely exe
cuted piano duet, and in turn wcro
fdllotved with well rendered declamations
by.GeorgoMcMiehael, Miss Lizzie Burke
and Alfred Gilman. A vocal duet by
Miss Man- Hart and Miss Carrie Bowcn
prhiteded the essay by Miss Ida VonGoetz
hi member of tho graduating class. Tho
young' lady selected '-Inventions and Progress-"
as her subject and treated the
matter in a very ablo manner, tho result
of much study. Her delivery was pleas
ing and her appearance good. At tho
completion of her essay she was tho
recipient of many iloral testimonials.
'Tho Value of a Liberal Education"
received tho careful consideration of
Edward Elliott, also a member of the
graduating class, who stated tho benefits
and'advantages sure to derived from a
liberal and practical school course.
Prof. Lobdell mado a fow remarks and
introduced John I. Nesbitt who delivered
a neat speech favoring manual training
and tho benefits to be derived therefrom.
A manual school was a necessity in North
Platte and steps should be taken to
establish such. Finishing on this sub
ject, Mr. Nesbitt delivered a short address
to tho graduates and presented them
with diplomas. Tho diplomas received
by tho graduates entitles them to the
freshman class of tho Stato University
without further examination but whether
Miss VonGoetz and Master Elliott will
further complete their education is not
known by the writer.
The graduating class next year will
consist of but two, but the year follow
ing the class will number some eight or
ten if tho pupils are allowed to remain in
The North Platte board of education
has engaged Prof. J. S. VanEaton to
tako charge of tho public schools of that
city for the coming year. This appoint
ment, coming to hini as it did, is a com
pliment which the professor duly
appreciates, for ho was recommended to
tho board by Stato Superintendent
Goudy, and a member of tho board wrote
to VanEaton and said to him that if he
contemplated changing his iosition to
applytat once to the secretary of their
board. This was the first knowledge tho
professor had of the matter, hence it can
be said that the place came to him first
unsolicited and with an increased salary
North Platto is a citv of 4,000 inhabi-
List of letters remaining uncalled for
in tho post office at North Platte, Ncbv
lor the week ending June 10.
G E JiTL KM EX.
Armstry, Chas Casey, Pearl
Bodecker, Joseph Rubv, A G
Christy. Harrv Smith. Wm L
Ready, Miss M Taylor, Flora
Persons calling for abovo will please say
advertised." C. L. Wood, Postmaster.
THE I'KATERXAIi OKIl.
Echos from the Antl-IIoom-t of the Differ,
cut Societies of the City.
Installation of tho nowly elected offi
cers of Platto Valley Lodgo A. F. and A.
M. will be held at tho opora house on
Wednesday eveninc of next week. After
tho installation services a program of
recitations and singing will bo rendered
followed by an hour or two of dancing.
Members of Mazeppa Lodgo K. P. will
meet at Castlo Hall Friday afternoon
next at three o'clock and proceed in a
body to tho cemetery whoro appropriate
services will bo held over tho graves of
departed brothers. In tho evening of
tho same day a literary and musical pro
gram will bo rendered at tho hall.
John Hawley received word last
week that his wife, who has been visiting
in Indiana for somo time, had given birth
to a girl.
Isaac Dillon shipped a couple horses
to New York by express yesterday. They
wero consigned to Sidney Dillon nrnbi
woro exceptionally fine animals.
Tho strawberry festival held by tho
Frcsbvtcrian ladies Wednesday evening
was a very successful ono, tho receipts
being in tho neighborhood of seventy
Davis fc Gatward received twenty-
six binders Saturday besides a largo
number of mowers. Tho binders havo
ill been sold and the purchasers will bo
in after them this and next week.
Tho semi-annual reunion of tho R.
R. Y. M. C. A. will bo held at the rooms
Saturday evening next. Suitable enter
tainment and refreshments will bo served
by a committee of the literary and
Tho effort to hold a mass meeting
ast week for the purposo of getting up a
Fourth of July celebration fell Hat, less
than a dozen persons responding to tho
call. It is likely that oppressive silence
will reign in North Platto on tho usually
-Field Sc Boal will" sell Colorado Hard
Coal this year.
Tho members of tho fire department
were out for a short practice ono even
ing last week and tho way some of the
boys scaled the ladders whilo carrving
lose made the audienco dizzy. During
tho season the department will do prac
lico work on tho second Wednesday of
-State Superintendent Goudy has
fixed J uno 23d as tho timo when teachers
may be examined as to their qualifica
tions for receiving stato certificates,
which are good and in forco during tho
ifo of tho bearer. Miss Mary E. Hosford,
superintendent of this county, will con
duct this important examination at
Grand Islaud on tho dato abovo stated.
Judge Peniston desires, through
Thf. Tkihuxe, to notify certain parties
that unless they quit tho practice of pull-
:ig his roses they aro liable to find an
officer of the law on their tracks. Tho
Judge, as well as other gentlemen, has
lad many of his choicest roses stolen
during tho past few days and believes it
is time to call a halt on tho depredators.
-The first home raised potatoes of tho
season were brought in from tho Waldo
ranch last week and sold to tho citv
grocers. They wcro of very fair size and
retailed at fifty cents per peck. Potatoes
ire doing exceptionally well and before
tho end of another week tho market will
probably be overlloodcd with them at
cast tho prico will drop from its present
Replying to Mr. Crane: The editor
of TnE Tihisux!: did not attend tho alli-
inco meeting held several weeks ago,
the article appearing in this paper hav
ing been written by a gentleman who
was present. Wo assumed no position
ind therefore havo nothing to define;
neither have wo any remarks to make
in regard to tho excruciatingly ''funny"
part of Crane's epistle.
On Thursday of last week Dr. Fred
James Tomkins,barrister-at-law, London.
England, arrived at Wcellfieet, accompa
nied by Mr. A. C. Condon and J. A.
Chipman of Nova Scotia and by Mr.
low.-ird, Mr. Box, Mr. ChadwickandMr.
Singleton of England. Tho gentlemen
iccompanying tho Dr. belong to different
trades and professions and will greatly
issist in booming Welllleet.
- -Whilo strolling over tho city one day
this week a reporter for this paper visited
tho marble works of W. C. Ritner on the
corner of Sixth and Vino streets. Ho
was filled with surprise at tho numerous
evidences of Mr. R's skill as a marblo
cuttor--in fact that gentleman seems to
bo a natural sculptor. Among other
specimens of his workmanship was a lino
yard urn, of Bedford, Ind., stone, almost
completed for T. J. Foley. A visit to
the marblo works will well repay thoso
who are fond of looking nt beautiful stono
-This section was visited by a vivid
electrical storm Sunday evening, the air
being charged with sufficient current to
operate a good sized electric light plant
could it have been condensed and util
ized. During the storm quite a littlo
hail fell, but not enough to injure grow
ing crops to any extent. A bolt of lightn
ing descended and struck a tree near
Henry Waltemath's house in tho south
part of town, but tho inmates suffered
nothing worse than a severo shock. The
wind attained a 50-milo velocity for
-R. W. Calhoun and Miss Hattie
Cooledge, wero married at tho Calhoun
ranch, northwest of town, on Thursday
of last week by Rev. D. N. Heartlcv.
The brido is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Cooledge and is a young
lady who iossesse3 all the qualities
needed to make a home all it should be,
Mr. Calhoun is a voung man of sterling
qualitiesand popular with acquaintances,
The couple left immediately after the
cercmonv for a visit with friends in
It is oxpected that General Ben
Butterworth and his party of capitalists
will visit North Platto within a week or
ten days. These gentlemen havo organ
ized a company for the purpose of invest
ing heavily in Nebraska lands during
the next year, and by establishing a
bureau at the world's fair in 1893 hope
to resell the same at an advanced price.
Their operations will not be confined ex
clusively to farm lands, but will purchase
lots in towns which, in tho opinion of
the buyers, have bright prospects. It is
believed that through tho efforts of this
company many farmers will purchase
the now vacant lands in western Ne
braska held by the syndicates.
THE DICKENS' PARTY.
IT WILL HE GIVE.V AT THE OI'EKA II0U
Flfly ofthe Most Jfoteil Characters in thr
Great Author' Works will be Kcpro
seated In Dres uue Action.
A DRESS REHEARSAL.
Monday ovening last, according to ar
rangement, thoso who are to tako part in
the Dickons Party, met for a dress re
hearsal and final instructions at tho Uni
tarian Hall. Tho attendance was better
than was anticipated, fifty of tho charac
ters being represented. Wo do not wish
to "givo the snap away" to our readers
beforo the affair takes place, but if you
want to seo a remarkably well gotten up
entertainment, go to Lloyd's opera houso
Thursday ovening tho 18th. Wo want
to call attontion particularly to
somo of tho characters which are excop
tionally lino, namely, Bill Sykos and his
wife Nancy, Mr. Macawber and Widow
Bardell,Dan'l. Quilp and Dick Swiveller,
Sampson Brass and Sally, and hosts of
others. Thoy aro all good. Mrs. Jarley
will tako a prominent part and introduce,
as it were, tho members of tho party.
rpi,: n.in: t ...:n 4 i.. i.
(.Iliui LUUlllCllU win uui um uu
uniquo but instructive and there should
bo a large crowd of spectators to wit
ness it. When, in tho courso of tho
ovening, you should get thirsty or your
mouth should water for ice cream your
desire will bo gratified in tho hall as
lemonade, ico cream and cako will be
sold. Aftor tho grand march, dancing
wiil bo the order of tho ovening, Prof.
Monagan's orchestra rendering the
music. Tako your girl, wife, your sisters,
cousins and aunts, and enjoy tho fun.
Somo interesting facts and figures
about bible distribution by tho American
Bible Socioty wero given last evening by
its agent Rev. G. W. Wainwright at tho
meeting at tho rresbytorian church. In
tho 75 years sinco tho society was orga
nized 51,233,712 copies of tho biblo have
been distributed. Tho society has of
late years worked with tho view of sup
plying every family with a biblo and also
every Sunday school scholar, and in tho
past eight years havo supplied 5O0,0CO
families aud 299,000 individuals. There
remains still between ihrco and four
million children to bo supplied. The re
ceipts of the society last year wero $512,-
000 and disbursenieiiLs$5S7,023, causing a
deficit of $75,000. Tho society is there
fore very much in need of funds aud its
work will havo to bo curtailed unless
help is soon forthcoming. Tho following
officers wero elocted for Lincoln county:
President, B. L. Robinsou; secretary, H.
I. Swarthout; treasurer, W. G.Chamber
lin Jr.; depositary, E. J. Nowton; execu
tive committee, the pastors of the
churches and tho abovo named officers.
- A. J. Minshall is reported to havo
struck it rich at Gold Hiil, Carbon
County, Wyoming. A few days ago he
discovered a soven foot vein of solid
quartz which could only bo worked after
a largo amount of blasting powder had
been employed. Old miners who aro
judges say that it is a remarkably good
lead. When tho vein has boon mined
to ;i depth of ten feet Mr. Minshall will
havo tho ore assayed. Tho gold promises
to bo of a very pure quality.
During a heavy rainstorm last week
lightning struck and killed nino head of
cattlo on Charlie Bowon's ranch south
of this city. The cattlo killed belonged
to W. F. Cody.
The Epworth Leaguo held its regu
lar meeting at tho residence of Mrs.
Frank Tracy last evening.
Orrin Clark, of Buchanan, is in town
to-day making final proof on his claim.
Editoi: TmncxK: -Seeing no items
from this part of tho country, I thought
I would write a few.
l'ho prospect for a crop is very en
couraging. Wheat and rye look splendid,
corn up and looking well.
Ploughing corn is tho order of the day
in this vieiuity.
Mrs. J. S. Hinckley is very efficiently
performing the duty of teacker in the
Eureka school. Miss Fannie Shoup is
teaching at Fairview and Miss Annie
Guyman .'it Excelsior. Wo understand
thov succeed well.
Miss Dora Applegate will soon leave
Mr. O. P. Poyner is erecting an addi
tion to his residence.
F. J. Allison has erected a windmill.
DeLord is working on tho section.
Mr. Shoup's well, of about one hundred
and sixty feet, has caved in. He will put
down another soon.
There will be preaching at tho Sun
shine school house Sunday, Juno 19. by
a minister ofthe Dunkard denomination,
also preaching every three weeks by Rev
Dorris. Next appointment Juno 21.
A Sunday-school was organized at Ex
celsior, May 21th. Tho attendanco is
rather small yet, but wo hope to have a
flourishing Sunday school soon.
Advertisements undor this head will bo
charged 1 cent per word each insertion,
but nothing accopted for less than lOcts.
70R SALE CHEAP A NEW FIVE
L room dwelling on corner, with city
water. Fino location. Eisy terms. In
quire of Arthur McNamara, First Na
AFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TO
Rent. Fikst Natioxau Baxk.
TIOR SALE BUGGIES, PHiETONS,
V Surreys and Road Wagons and Carts.
Wo guaranteo quality for prico Second
to none. Hershev fe Co.
j0r 1 Tsrs Tat
no f!r i
For sale by
Exclusive A'fent for this citv.
AVIS & GATWARD CARRY A
full line of buggy and work harness.
TUIOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
J at the original North Side Grocery
Store. Also Feed of all kinds and Fresh
Country Produce. Givo me a call.
V. VON GOETZ.
T HAVE ABOUT TWO HUNDRED
L head of cattlo to sell. Applv toL.
BINDERS AND MOWERS FOR
salo by Davis & Gatward on favora
SMOKERS CAN ALWAYS FIND A
good Cigar at Schmalzried's manufac
tory. Ho manufactures his Cigars from
tho best leaf tobacco.
T)ADOER. BROWN AND CANTON
JD Cultivators at Hershev & Cos.
T?OR SALE -HOUSE AND LOT ON
L corner of Eighth and Spruce. Third
ward. Houso contains fivo rooms. For
particulars inquiro of G. A. Newman.
DAVIS & GATWARD HAVE SEV
eral elesrant road wairons and road
carts in light colors. They aro very
T HAVE A FULL LINE OF BUCK
L oyo Binders and Mowers at low prices
on usual tennw. Call and seo mo beforo
contracting. L. Stijicki.ei:.
DTANDARD MAKES OF WAGONS
O ami buggies carried in stock and sold
at low prices by Davis & Gatward.
VOR SALE A SEVEN ROOM
L houso and four lots in tho west part
of tho city. Also 100 acres of hay land
ihrco miles east of town. Inquire-of
or address, Aunusrcs Smith, North
Q1TRA YED -FROM NORTH PLATTE
lU on or about Juno 2d, ono buck
skin mare, whito star in face, white hind
feet, ami branded on left hip with curled
A suitable reward will bo paid for
information that lead to her recovery.
i:tui'i: Pass.maxx, North Platte, Nob.
ANLY $11.10 TO PUEBLO AND
V return. To thoso desiring to attend
the opening of the Colorado Mineral Pal
ace at Pueblo July 1th, tho Union Pa
nic will sell tickets at ono fare for tho
round trip on July 1st and 2d. Tickets
good to return until and including July
THE cojiixi; MXE.
Tho Chicago, Union Pacific &. North
western Lino offors tho lest accommo
dations to tho travoling public en route
to Chicago, through trains, fast time,
magnificent sleeping cars, elegant dining
cars, colonist sleepers, reclining chair
cars and handsome dav coaches.
Beatrice, Juno 23d to July 6th; Crel
.Mine :50th to .Julv 10th; and
une 23d to Julv Cth. Tho UniJ
will sell tickets at an open n4
fare for tho round trip. See ;
Union Pacific Agent.
In Second Hand Ti
Wagons and Ru
good as il
that date all :
order will be stl
Tags can be i
tho residence i
of tho day by tho
Wholesale and RtJ
Oils, Gasolixk, Cv
rETROLEor, Mica Axi
wagons at Hershev &
Will continue for Ten Days.
Never before were such
bargains offered and tie
great rush of the past ten
days will convince you of
the fact. Ask those who
have been there and they
will tell you to follow Din
All goods sold at less than
HARD TO BEAT -"BRUNO" TEN
ten cent cigar. McChksxey & Co.
riiHE ORIGINAL NORTH SIDE
1. Grocery Store is the place to bin
groceries cheap. I tako special pains
to keep nice fresh country produce and
will not sell anything in this lino unless
I can recommend it.
V. VON GOETZ.
ISj- Tirtue of an onler of sale i-"tneI by W. C. El
der, clerk of Lincoln county, Xebraj-ku, hikiii n
decre of foreclo-uro of a mortgage npon tho
oreiiil-e hereinafter deKribed, rendered in wild
court in favor of Marcus L. Parrott aaint Mary
E. Duncan, et. al., I have levied mn the following
real etate as the property of aid Mary E. Duncan,
ei al.. to-wit: The oath half of the northwest
"under aud the ernt half of the south-we-t quarter
of section four 14), in township thirteen (13). north
I of range twenty-nine f2!)) west, in Lincoln county,
' Xebraka, and I will on the 18th day of July,
1H01, at ten o'clock a. m. of said day. at the front
I door of the court house in said county, in Xorth
' Platte, sell saiil real e-tate to the hisihest bidder
t for cah to satisfy said order ef sale, the amount
due thereon in the atttjreKate beintf the sum or
iTtfjO.HJ and ?1'-M3 and accruing interest and costs.
Xorth Platte, June 17, 1891.
D. A. Bakkk