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THE LOCHL LYRE.
Mrs. H. S. Keith eatertained-a party
of friends at cards Thursday evening.
The mid-winter hop of the Apollo
club will be held at the Pacific hotel to
Pillsbury's flour, manufactured in
Minneapolis, is shipped to every port in
the world. This Bpeaks volumes for its
worth. For sale by Harrington & Tobin.
Ice of a good quality is now leing
! harvested by Urbach & Schuff and;
'GtertJero&'Cb. The former will fill the
house at the creamery and also the one
at the old bottling works.
A full week of good sleighing is per
haps something never before' seen in
western Nebraska. It is needless to say
that our citizens have duly enjoyed the
pleasure of riding in a cutter.
A fifty ton gun, which will adorn the
turret of the new cruiser Monterey,
passed through the city Friday night
enrouto to San Francisco. It will throw
an 800-pound shot a distance of five miles
V. X1. Wilcox has purchased the
Minshal half block on west Sixth street
for $600. Though a slough runs through
the south part of the lots, the property
may be said to be very cheap at that
Mr. Gates, who is assisting Mr.
Lloyd in buying corn, informs us that
they have seven thousand bushels stored
in the opera house. The weather the
past week and the condition of the roads
has been unfavorable to farmers bring
ing in grain.
A fire in a livery stable at Fremont
Friday night destroyed for J. C. Eergu
son, late of this city, his horse, buggy,
harness, etc., entailing a loss of about
five hundred dollars. This is a verfica
tion of the old saw that misfortunes
never come singly.
The contest for the vacant seat in
the land office has been quite lively dur
ing the past week, many communications
being sent to Washington via railroad
and telegraph lines. It is likely a selec
tion will be mado this week, but it is
impossible to name the man.
Geo. R. Hammond last week old
his oil business to A. K. Adamson, who
on account of losing the sight of an eye
was forced to abandon his position in
the shops. Mr. Adamson will conduct
the business in the same careful and
satisfactory manner as did Mr. Ham---imonQ.
The police dropped in on a little
game of poker Saturday evening and
escorted a quartette of players to tho
office of the police judge who imposed
upon each a fine of ten dollars and costs
amounting to six dollars and twenty
five cents. A few more hauls like this
will convince tho boys that the game of
draw is a costly one.
Sheriff D. A. Baker, was in town
"last Saturday on business connected
with the remnant of the old Chase stock.
In his trips through tho country Mr.
Baker frequently has a chance to pose
..as a good Samaritan, as, in addition to
his accomplishments as an officer of tho
law, he is without a superior as a la
grippe specialist. Wallace Star.
Mrs. Bridget Scullen, who is said to
have been the oldest woman in Nebraska,
. died- on her homestead near Wallace on
Saturday last from the grippe. Sho was
one hundred and nineteen years old,
according to her own statement and this
is substantiated by certain papers. Up
to tho time of death she retained her
hearing and eye sight, and for tho past
few years she had lived alono and done
her own work.
Tho Pillsbury Mills, of Minneapolis,
manufacture 10,500 barrels of Hour a
day, consuming 3,000,000 bushels of
jrhcat annually, which is twice as much
.as any other mill in the world. Wo
guaranteo Pillsbury's XXXX to be tho
finest flour mado in this or any other
country. It will yield from forty to" sixty
pounds more bread to tho barrel than
any other flour in this country. It re
quires more moisture in mixing and the
bread will keep sweet and moist for
several days. For sale by Harrington
' v&-"T6nrj.y western' agents, North Platte,
We learn from a perfectly reliablo
source that Wallace stands a most flat
tering chance of securing another rail
road, which is to bo built on the old
survey that touched this point two years
ago. The projected road will be known
as the Sioux City Short Line, and it will
start at the corn palace city and termi
nate in Denver. The Star will probably
be in a position at no distant day to tell
you all about it. Facts now in our
possession indicate that tho road is a
sure thing. Wallace Star.
Although two of tho commissioners
of Dawson county were elected as inde
pendents and are members of that party
to-day, they did not hesitate to award
tho contract for doing tho county pub
lishing to the lowest bidder, the Herald
receiving tho contract Tho Clipper
which is the official independent organ
ot Daw6on county, put in u bid, but as it
was higher than the one submitted by
the Herald it was promptly rejected.
How different is this action from that of
Messrs. Murphv and Hill, the Lincoln
county commissioners, who disregarded
all business methods and with a 6pirit
of partiality equivalent to malfeasance
awarded tho publishing to tho highest
bidder. As time goes on Murphy and
Hill will discover that thoy mado a very
great mistake in accepting the advice of
the independent ''ring" against tho dic
tation of their conscience and their
judgment of honesty and justice.
A young man named Kennedy, who
lives near Lexington, became dissatis
fied with tho manner in which his lovo
affairs were progressing and decided to
quit his loved one and his homo and
seek fame and fortune in the boundless
west. In company with another young
man he boarded a blind baggage at Lex
ington Thursday and when the train
reached Maxwell the boys were so
'- chilled with the extreme cold that they
concluded to get off and walk to this
city. This they attempted to do, but
by the time thoy reached the section
house east of the railroad bridge
Kennedy's feet were so badly frozen that
he could proceed no further and thoy
took shelter in the house. Kennedy suf
fered considerably and a messenger was
sent to tho poormaster Hawley Friday
and that official had the victim brought
to the city and placed under medical aid
and a telegram sent his father who oni
.the following day came up and took the
The famous Pillsbury Flour is again
in the market For sale by Harrington
& Tobin, the enterprising grocers.
The new postal cards have made
their appearance. They are 3x64
inches in size, sufficiently large to write
quite a lengthy communication on.
A man up in McPherson county
made a contract with a bachelor friend
whereby the first of the twain to be
married was to board tboother free for
six months. A short time ago one of the
men became a benedict and the other
fellow is now.-taking his moalaV as. per
stipulation of the contract
R. A. Miller, late of this city, but
now of Sidney, returned last week from
his trip to Virginia. While away Mr.
Miller invested in a thousand acre tract
of land near Richmond, Va., and is now
indulging in dreams of the time when
he can quit railroading and become an
out and out farmer.
A manufactory which converts the
raw material we raise into an article
which we need at home is the kind
which is likely to bo tho most successful
and under this head can be classed the
manufacture of binding twine. We can
raise tho hemp, and a factory, even
though it supplied but the farmers of
Lincoln and adjoining counties with
twine, would help to build up the city
and at the same timo help the farming
class. Fremont has a twine factory in
successful operation, why cannot North
Platte have one.
-J. H. Knowles, of Somerset, who it
will be remembered figured conspicuous
ly during the election last fall as an alli
anco republican and assisted materially
in decreasing the independent vote in
tho south part of the count', was a Tri
bune caller Monday. Mr. Knowles is an
ardent member of the farmers' alliance
but believes, and rightly too, that cer
tain measures demanded by the farmers
can bo more readily and easily obtained
through the republican party than
through tho independent organization.
In this belief he is not alone, for there
are hundreds of farmers in the county
who take the same view.
-Wasted A compotent girl to do
general house work.
Mrs. T. C. Patterson.
Clerk of tho district court Elder cir
culated a paper Monday petitioning
Senator Paddock to use his influence in
having North Platte deiignated as an
experimental station in the culture of
tobacco, a crop which it has been dem
onstrated can bo grown in the fertilo
Platto valley, and especially on that
land which is under irrigation, The de
partment of agriculture is doing a good
work in the establishment of experimen
tal stations, for they cannot but be of
servico to the farmers of the country.
If it is found that tho soil of Lincoln
county and the climate of the west part
of tho state are adapted for tho success
ful cultivation of tobacco it will prove a
big thing'for our farmers,
A city reader suggests that The
Tribune publish a list of tho marriage
able young men of the city and thus
assist them in receiving proposals from
outside ladies who desire to raako use of
the privileges which leap year accords
feminines. Tho suggestion is kindly
taken, but tho publication of such
matter has becomo somewhat "ches-
nutty." A proceeding that might prove
more interesting to our readers would be
the publication of a list of North Platte
ladies who are entitled to a decree of
divorce from their husbands. If The
Tribune was to publish such a list it
would no doubt result in an increased
sale of tho papor for that particular
week, and thua assist in paying the
funeral expenses of tho editor, for he
would certainly meet death at the hands
of an irato populace.
Tho Pillsbury flour is acknowledged
to bo tho finest flour in the world. It is
made of choice selected hard Minnesota
spring wheat. For sale by Harrington
The Tribune sincerely hopes that
the beet sugar meeting called for next
Saturday afternoon will be largely at
tended, and especially by farmers, to
whom tho location of a factory at North
Platto moans much. Diversified farming
is recommended by those who have
made it a study, and if we can secure a
beet sugar factory it means that the
farmers living within a reasonable radius
of North Platto will not need depend
entirely upon producing corn and wheat.
Our citizens will do all in their power
to induce capitalists to put in a plant
herebut they need tho hearty co-operation
of the farmers ir order to gain tho
desired end. At least one hundred
farmers should attend this meeting, and
let them como prepared to take an
active part in tho movement to secure
an industry which will prove of lasting
benefit to us all. It is only by united
effort that we can win.
Ono of tho most successful meetings
of the season of the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum
was held at the rooms Monday evening,
Jan. 18. A very largo audience respond
ed to tho chairman's call to order. The
programme was opened by a woll-reh-dored
and well-received recitation by
John Dick. He was followed by Thomas
Stockton who favored the audienco with
a reading. Charles Stuart read a story
of Indian life. Fred Elliott followed
with some laughable, surprising and ex
traordinary "notes." When the audi
enco had recovered from its unsuccessful
attempts at swallowing these the debate
was announced. Tho question, resolved,
"that the United States were justifiable
in demanding an apology from Chili in
the recent affair" was ably handled by
both sides. The question seemed to
come home to everybody more or less.
Much investigation was brought to bear
on the matter. The whole affair was
placed before the judges in detail. The
speakers on the negative were Messrs.
Alfred Gilman, Edward Friend and Wm.
Hendy. Tho affirmativo maintained by
Messrs. Chas. Hendy, Wm. Ormsby and
Willard iNewman. The negative was
hampered somewhat by the absence of
one of its members. The judges Mr.
Miltonberger, Mr. Clark and Mr. Lang
ford rendered a decision in favor of the
affirmative. After considerable miscel
laneous business wherein some strange
reluctance was displayed in going on the
next programme an adjournment was
had. Previous however an attempt was
made to get a series of lectures from
representative North Platto citizens on
popular subjects. A committee of three
was appointed to follow out the idea. It
is hoped they will meet with some suc
The "Demorest silver medal contest"
has been postponed for s short time.
Judge Kay yesterday issued a mar
riage license to Edward R. Ferrell and
Josephine Barenbrugg, both of Wallace,
E. J. Newton is receiving a new line
of Wall Papers for the spring trade al
of the latest designs with matched
Boarders and ceilings in all grades. -
All those wishing to go to the
World's Fair call on Harry L. Wood for
Commissioners Murphy and Ham
mond have been in session this week, the
major part of the time being consumed
in making settlement with the county
U. Jii. Usgood Bold seventy head ol
cattle last week to John Reimers of
Grand Island. They were extra choice
animals, being principally of the Palled
R. C. Hardin, of this city, has been
appointed a delegate to the national alii
ance meeting which convenes in Chi
cago February 27th.
The executive committee of the state
beet sugar association will meet at Lin
coln Friday next. Judgo Hoaglahd, of
this city,who is one of the vice-presidents,
will prcbably attend.
Lew Baker has been appointed
janitor at the court house, and the selec
tion is a good one. One of his first moves
was to clear the side-walks of snow,
work that past janitors almost wholly
Fifty cents a week will take you to
the World's Fair in 1893. Inquire of H.
L. Wood. 9
In compliance with an order from
the commissioner of the general land
office at Washington, the land office in
this city was virtually closed to business
on Wednesday of last week and will
remain in that condition until a register
is appointed and qualifies.
Ogalalla was the scene of a shooting
scrape last week, W. H. Shirman putting
a bullet through the arm of Grant GiJd
ings. Sbireman was taken before Justice
Mullano and fined one dollar and costs
for carrying concealed weapons. The
shooting was the result of a quarrel over
Air. and Jure. J. ki. Uarrigan were
host and hostess at a surprise party on
Thursday evening of last week. Danc
ing and card playing were indulged in
and a very pleasant time was-tho result.
The kid band appeared on the scene and
serenaded tho party, rendering very good
Frst-class passage, the best of fare,
and an enjoyable time to tho World's
Fair in 1893. Hakby L. Wood.
The fall of snow caused a demand
for sleighs and the stock of the local
dealers was soon exhausted, and several
were ordered by telegraph and received
by express. Among those who sported
new cutters wore W. L. Park, Sheriff
Baker and Frank Clark.
J. R. Shaw, of Walker precinct, who
was in town Friday proving up on his
claim, informs us that ten deer wore
recently killed north of Farnam by local
hunters. The finding of this game was
quite unexpected, as it was supposed
that all the deer had left that section.
While doing work in a dark pantry
the other day Mrs. H. Schuff attempted
to pick an article from tho floor and in
doing so struck her left eye against a
projection, making a severe and painful
wound. For a time it was feared a loss
of sight would occur, but undor the care
of a physician the wound is rapidly
Harrington & Tobin are receiving
flour in carload lots from Minneapolis
on tho new freight scedulc, which en
ables them to place the finest flour in
the world in this market at prices that
Some idea of the business transacted
at the new town of Sutherland may be
had from tho statement of H. S. Boal
who spent part of Saturday there and
counted twenty-three teams standing
around the depot at one time. Messrs.
Field & Boal have opened a lumber yard
at that point and expect to do quite a
Tho ice rink was formally opened
Monday evening, and though the
weather was decidedly cold quite a num
ber of skaters assembled and enjoyed
themselves on the glibe surface. After
considerable trouble and expense the
owners of the rink have at last succeeded
in eetting a solid body of ico. Tho rink
promises to be well patronized.
While talking up a beet sugar fac
tory it might be well to also consider the
question of erecting a canning factory at
this point It has been demonstrated
that as fine vegetables as can be grown
any place under the sun can be raised on
the fertile lands contiguous to the city.
A factory with a capacity of 7,000 cans
per day and employing 100 hands can be
erected complete with necessary ma
chinery for a bout $4,000. During the can
ning season such an industry would
circulate fully $3,000 per week.
-A widow near Bushnoll has husked
fifty bushels of com a day during the
past season. During the past few seasons
sho has paid off a mortgage left her by
her husband, added to the farm and
educated a big family of children. The
Bushnell Becord says: "No, we are not
going to tell her name. If we did some
two-for-a-nickel manw who can vote
and drink whisky and hold office, would
come along and marry her, if he could
fool her into having him, and then she
would havo to do extra work to keep
him while he laid around the grocery
store and spit on the stove, and told the
other loafers what Jim Blaine and Harri
son must do to save the country."
Twenty-five years ago a young jnan
arrived in St Paul and walked from
that city to Minneapolis, either because
be had no money to pay hb faro or. had
so little that he desired to save it The
other night the leading men of the two
cities celebrated that walk with a ban
quet at tho West hotel. The guests of
honor was the mau who had done the
walking, and the citizens rode to the
hotel and between the two cities on the
finest electric car system in the world,
largely owned and. wholly controlled by
the same man. Twenty-five years brings
about some startling changes in the
bustling west, and the transformation of
Tom Lowry from a young man going in
to Minneapolis on foot to the Hon.
Thomas Lowry, the biggest man. in the
twin cities, is not so uncommon a thing
as to attract much more than local
75 RRETTV SO.UyeNIR
Is something useful as -tyell as ornamental which a per
son wishes to give a friencLi to, ' remembered by. We
BEY. CLIFTON'S SUCCESS.
On Saturday last The Tribune re
ceived a postal card with the following
Culbertson, Neb., J an. 15, 1892.
We ask you to rejoice with us; "I have
have just received a nice assortment of North Patte foundm7Bheep" protracted meet-
...... . lur iHJuimues. vjiit u unureu nave joined
souvenir spoons. They, are solid, silveT and will last a life the churcb- ana about one hundred
, I 'T I r.nnr.rsiA T U 1 1J 1.1 Jl
time;, we are always pieasea to snow tnem.
LESTO?, .THE JEWELER.
Fritz Marti spent Sunday in" Lexing
ton. . 1
Dr. N. F. Donaldson and John
were in Omaha Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Baldwin wore
Lexington visitors Sunday.
Colonel Cody writes that he will reach
this city February 10th. -U
W. D. Waldo returned Monday night
from a trip to Connecticut.
J. S. L. Brown and daughter left yes
terday for a visit with friends in. New
John Thoelecke, of Cheyenne, has been
visitinir his brother Louis for several
Mrs. J. B. Nelling returned Friday
from a month's visit with relatives at
Louie Purtell has gone to New York
city. Hia place is being filled by Clar
ence Turner. "
B. F. Reed went to Delavan, 111., Mon
day on receipt of a telegram announcing
the death of his brotner.
Miss Critchfield, who had been the
guest of Miss Lizzie Goodman, left, yes
terday for her home in Kansas.
P. H. Sullivan has resumed his posi
tion on the switch engine after a lay-off
of several days, due to a scald he roceived
on the face.
Miss Annie Dorrani camo down from..
North Platte this morning' and is the
guest of Miss Annie and Hattie Cole.
John Worthley left a day or .two ago
for Manchester, N. H., the stamping
ground of his boyhood. It is his first
visit there since 1856. '
Miss Alice Landis, who has been visit
ing Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hershey for
SQveral weeks, leaves. to-day for her home
in Kochester, rs. x. j
R. P. Wissler, the! grain
Brady, was in town Monday and paid.
his respects to the tribune, un ac-;
count of the cold weather" business at
that point has, been' rattier quiet for a
week or so past ' - :-
Twenty-four carloads of hogs were'
shipped over the Union Pacific 'from
Gothenburg during the month of Do-
f1'- BfiET SUGAR MEETING.
Thetineefing called on tho 9th inst to
organize a. beet sugar association having
been failure because of the severe
storm on that day, tho committee has
arranged for a meeting at the court
house on Saturday afternoon, January
JZa, at two o'olock, at which time and
pace every farmer and every business
man who desires Lincoln county to keep
pace with the 'balance of the state in
pruKfcss ana prosperity snouid attend.
JSo further time should be wasted. If
we are to have a sugar factorv hero the
coming season, our citizens must get a
move on themselves and find out what
they, can do towards feeding such a
factory. Without knowledge and orga
nized efforts in that direction wo cannot
reasonably expect success, therefore
everybody should obtain knowledge and
assist in organizing.
A D. BUCKWOETII,
Methodist time. Many were brought
into the kingdom after being slain help
less and lay as dead. Glory to God.
Pray .for us.
Your brother in the Gospel,
A. J. Clifton,
Chairman of Com.
r. .."VYHEttE TIIE 3I0XEY WILL GO-
Winter has como upon us with all
severity; the temperature ranging be
tween twenty and twenty-two for the
past eight days, no one ventures out
without a motive. The absence of wind
is all that makes it bareable. It is some
II i l t f m rwm
thing to oe tnanKiui tor. That snow
storms have been followed by high winds
every one knows but so far this winter
thero has been no severe cold winds.
Should it blow with any force while the
temperature is as low as now it would
entail much suffering among the stock
There ase quite a number of men that
havo their corn yet in the field waiting
for suitable weathor to gather it
weasyotnavo no "positive news ro-
lativo to our new town site, but when
once it is began it will boom.
Thero has been no sickness for a long
timo in the neighborhood.
One of our young residents took unto
himself a wife Christmas. The happy
sRie county commissioners have made man was Mr. Jones and tho lady one of
the following estimate of expenses for
the year 1892:
General Fund i-"H,0CO.0O
Bpad ;. 10,000.00
Court house bonds, principal 2,000.00
Courthouse bonds, interest -. CCO.00
Funding bond Interest.... 1,000.00
JalVbond IntoTest 700.00
North JPlntte bridgo 1,100.00
SoUiers' relief 900.00
Brady Island bridpte 1,200.00
Brndy Island bridge siukini fund OOO.CO
NicHois bridge bond and interest 500.00
"Niclroftb'ridgoond sinking fund 3Ti0.00
Birdwood bridge bond intorest . 1,000.00
PIrd7oad bridge bond sinking fund.... .. 700.00
O'Follan "bridgo bond interest 650.00
OTnllon bridgo bond sinking fund 350.00
Medicln&road "bonds interest 500.00
Medicine road.Bonds sinking fund 250.00
cember, 18891, as against none during
the corresponding month of 1890. Inde
The first entertainment at the Y. M.
, A. rooms in tho new year, was given
by the Ladies' Guild of the Episcopal
church last evening. It was of a musical
nature, very well rendered, and much
enjoyed by those who were present; some
one hundred persons being in attendance.
The vocal solos given by Rector Bluo
were well received, as was shown by ho
encore received. A male quartefcto -was
recalled, as were others not known to
tho writer. A little lady deserves much
credit for the rendition of tho "Polish
Boy." All persons contributing to tho
success of the entertainment have the
hearty thanks of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association of North Platto.
E. F. R.
XEDKASKA'S NEW INDUSTRY.
Lincotn, Neb., Jan 18. The "articles
of incorporation of the Nebraska Binder.
Twine company wero filled with tho
secretary of state to-day. This company
is the outgrowth of tho Fromont Twino
company, established in 1887. From"
small proportions tho business of tho
country has grown until the reorganizar
tion upon a broader basis has been mado
necessary. The new company is author
ized to raise hemp and and flax and,
manufacture into homp, flax, manilla and'
sisal. The capital stock is $300,000,.
divided into shares of 100 each. ' Vilj
son Reynolds is president and O. H.T?1
In a letter written to a state official
Secretary Shively says: "We have de
monstrated that hmp can bo grown
successfully in the Platto valley and
that bindor twine made from it iB equal
to the best Kentucky hemp and superior
to any other binder twino mado except,
pure manilla, and superior to that, inasT)
much as hemp is stronger after the knot
is tied, and is entirely insect proof.
"In 1888 we raised 270 acres of hemp
and in 1889 this acreage was increased ,
to 700. Both seasons we sold the cleaned
fiber to eastern manufacturers. In 1890
we got in over 2,000 and we manufac
tured the crop into twino, sellingit lower
to the farmers of the state thap they
ever before bought it This season, 1891,
we again have over 2,000 acres which we
are manufacturing into an exceedingly
good article of binder twine, which wo
shall sell at a reasonacle price, no matter
how high other makes of twine may bo
The Fremont factory, it may be said,
makes its twine by a new and improved
process, it has a capacity ot 4,wu
pounds daily, which will be increased as
the growth of the demand nececissitates.
It gives employment to sixty hands and
is one of the growing industries of Ne
- A.BIJS1XESS CHANGE.
On Saturday last D. W. Beeack bought
?tbrts!forth .Platto Meat Market of Mrs.
buyqr.. atfoJirmiojM. JQenk, tho reported considera-
tiod4being fourteen hundred dollars. Mr.
Besftck, sin9p losing his livery stable by
pro has .ooen,- watching lor a business
opening, andjiaving an opportunity to
secure the above well patronized market
at a fain-valuation ho concluded to in-
vestf Tbe now proprietor is an excellent
judge df, live stock, having had years of
experience, and will therefore purchase
.for tho market such cattle, hogs, etc., as
ho knows will give satisfaction to his
customers. . Mr. Besack is wejl known in
North Platlo.and Lincoln county as a
straightforward, business man, and m his
new vonturo The Thibukh trusts he will
receive that liberal share of tho public
patronage which ho deserves. He asks
a trial.from the public and will make
every, endeavor to give satisfaction.
Otto. Rich ter, the popular. and efficient
cutteH who has been in tho market for
soveral; 'mohthB- past, will -be retained;
and from behind the counter will be glad
to greet.all old and many new customers.
- ""XOUXCEM EXT.
Prof. F. A. Disraeli will give a piano
recital on tho evening of Jaa. 2Glh, at
the Baptist church. -The professor is
well known as a pianist and teacher, and
it will be quite a treat to hear his por
formancec. North Platto seldom has an
opportunity of enjoying such an affair
and we-predict the public will ta o ad
vantage of the occasion to hear sorao
eqellent music. Tickets for sale at
Steitz a Drug Store or at tho door.
The finest stock of Wall paper ever
broughtko North Platte is now being
received by E. J. Newton, and he pro
poses to sell't at prices that will justify
pefople in buying at home.
Mr. and Mrs. btimson are enjoying a
visit from Mrs. btimsons lather and
mother from Greely.
Mrs. Jerry Dwyer was happily sur
prised by her brother coming to seo her
from Oregon last week.
Miss Julia Sprague, who was visiting
at Mr. Golvin's, was called suddenly to
her sister Mrs. Ccoledge, who met with
a severe fall and fractured a small bone
in one of her limbs.
Earnest Balcom, who has been em
ployed by Charles McAlister the past
year, left last night for Southern Texas
and the gulf.
Misa Ida Zook has bean slopping with
Mrs. Samuel Funkhouser for the past
Gamo is quite scarce these days,
although tho noise made by the wild
geose on tho banks of the North river is
plainly heard on clear mornings.
There are many changes going to be
mado in tho neighborhood this spring by
several families coming in and settling
and rentiug farms. One of tho Hoovers
has purchased the placo known as the
Alyor place on the south side. Will
Heist who has been with W. O. Thomp
son for a year is going to farm this year
for himself. Mr. Ball is leaving Tom
Stimson and settling on the Jones farm.
Gus Murphy is going to do the farming
on his own placo this year. Now if each
and all would marry and have a real
home it would bo such an addition to
the neighborhood, but young ladies are
scarce in this vicinity; yet if these young
men had tho pluck of their grandfathers
they would find wives some where.
There are rumors that some of the num
ber are meditating matrimony and we
hope It may provo true.
Tho country is at all times rather
lonely but more especially during the
winter months and cspecialy so when
everything is covorcd with snow. A
snow storm may be as tho old saying
goes, "a poor man's manure," but every
snow storm entails miserv on man and
beast, besides making nature look so
desolate. Ono vast expense of white,
cold, glistening snow. The icicles hang
at the doors then all nature does indeed
seem touched with the finger of death,
the song says "then look out and remem
ber tho poor," and 1 would add the
printer also. I seo by last week's issue
he will call on all delinquent subscribers.
Well, if the editor is the last one to pay
ho surely is on the wrong end of the list
He should bo the first. Bow eagerly we
all look and wait for tli3 day and the
mail that will bring us our weekly paper
Jjetition , signed by nearlv all of and then how eagerly it is read for news
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iiio uutjiiitsjt? men ol mis ciiy, nas ucon ul huiub uuu uuruuu. ruu minn suoiuu
MAKING THEIR OW.V "WIJfDJIlLLS.
To the Editor. I have never seen any
mention made of the Colorado windmill
in any of the newspapers. They nre very
common here, most all farmers have
them which they made themselves at a
cost of not more than 812. They make-
no noise, have great power, wUl pump
the deepest well," and will last" longer
than any mill we ever had in this sec
tion; in fact, everybody here thinks they
are the best wind engine made The
man who invented the misgave jtj to the
Agricultural Society and the society hhd
diagrams printed, showing the different
parts with exact measurements and
directions, so that anyone can make a
mill and they give them free to any one
addressing the Secretary Agricultural
Society, Akron, Col. Every person can
have a mill when he can make it him.t
self, and as most farmers are not aware
that a mill can be had 'so cheaply T
thought I would give the information so
all might be benefited.
.presented tq the county commissioners
.asking .them to secure the services of a
competent, trustworthy man and havo
the affairs.pf, tho offices of tho county
treasurer and of tho county clerk thor
oughly, investigated, the investigation to
cover .the past four years. The peti
tioners allege that they believe large
6ums of money belonging to the county
have been misappropriated in various
ways, to the financial injury of the
county and loss to all tax-payers. Dur
ing the past year or two complaints havo
been made that count affairs wero not
being conducted as thoy should be, and
once before an effort was mado to have
an investigation, but without saccess.
Nov.', however, it is to be hoped a rigid
inquiry will be mado in order that all
may know whether the suspicions en
tertained by many have any foundation.
Lines written1 on the death of Miss
Josie L. Parker, as a tribute to the
memory of one whoso sweet though short
life was as pure as tho snow which
covers our boundless prairies, by
U. O. La R.
Aa gently as the snow flakes fall.
Did her spirit pass away;
To brighter vrorlds beyoad tho stars,
To realms of endless day.
The rustie of tho Angel's viegs
Wo heard not, for our tears
Wero falling like the summer rain,
. Moro copious than for years.
They beckoned her to come nway,
t ' Vnd join their radiant band
' 'To erxell (ho chorus of that song,
Which fill tha heavenly land.
And so she joined tho heavenly host,
r That .sing around the throne;
norr is happier far than we,
.-.Rlnd friends who for 3ier mourn.
-if v r .Advertised Letters.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
in the post office at North Platte, Neb.,
for therwfeck ending Jan. 20.
Ellison, J A
Godfrey, B J
McNaughton, D S
Moran, E P
Hooves, Will J
Tatter, Emma Mrs Zimmer. Pauline
Letters held for address Theodor
Persons calling for above will please say
advertised." C. L Wood, Postmaster.
there be no papor published, how very
monotous half our lives would be. I say
long live tho Tribune. Reporter.
M. H. Tobin, of Sidney, has been
baling hay in this vicinity for the past
month and shipping it to Denver. !
Mr. Embreo, of North Platte, has com
menced his store and dwelling house and
intends to start business in about two
Sixty-two carloads of produce have been
shipped from this pointsince tho station
opened, and shipments bid fair to con-
tinuo lively. An express office was
opened Thursday last.
J. M. Ritner, living north of Hershey
has been shipping his baled hay from
this point on account of the good roads
leading to Sutherland. Scribbler.
A 15EPLY TO "MECHANIC."
Editor Tribune: With your permis
sion, I would like to correct statements
mado by "Mechanic" in last week's issue
of The Tribune, because he has
attempted to mislead the public and tho
citizens of; Lincoln county as to the
manner in which the county takes care
of its indigont poor. He seems to think
that no ono can secure county aid who
has real or chattel property unless they
assign or confiscato all their effects or
property for tho use of the county.
Now he is entirely mistaken. Lincoln
county has always taken care of her
poor according to the laws of the state
It is not necessary for poor persons
having property to relinquish or to con
fiscate such property to the county to
secure relief. Lincoln county has never
refused to relieve its needy poor when
proper application has been made, as the
county takes better care of its poor than
any of the western counties in the state;
and there has been more aid given to
people that were not residents of the
county and who had just dropped in
hero because it is well known that North
Platte was a good placo to locate in
during the winter months and when
spring came thoy made application to
the county for transportation to their
original homes and were sent at tho cost
of the county. And "Mechanic" does
not know what he is talking about when
he says that people have to assign or
confiscate any property to the county
before they can receive aid.
iNow, as to tho charge that he makes
about the man crippled with rheum
atism: He does not state the facts, as
he well knows that I went to see the man
the very next morning after he reported
the case to me. As I reached the house
I met the man's brother-in-law coming
out of the back door, and made inquiry
from him as to this man's condition, and
told him that one of his neighbors had
reported to me that he was in need of
countv aid. He seemed surprised and
indifmnnt to think that any one should
make such a report In the conversa
tion he told me he had two good teams
and enough saved up to see him through;
and I said to the brother-in- law: "Then
you think that it is not necessary to go
in to see him." And he said, "No, he will
be all right soon:" I even offered to send
the county physician to see him, but he
still said "No." Now this man is neither
resident of the state or of Lincoln
county, but was just traveling through
here on his way to South Dakota.
Now in the case of the Root family
and to the nursing of Mrs. Root, he does
not tell the truth, as the Root family has
been assisted for the last two winters by
the county, and I think I have given
them everything ever asked for; and
as to getting a nurse it was impossible
for me to get any one to go and nurse
his wife at any price, and I told the Rev.
Mr. Irwin that if the members of the
Presbyterian church could get anyone
that I would see that a bill was allowed
by the county board.
Now I find there has never been any
widow that had died from the measles
being buried by E. B. Warner the under- j
taker; and no such widow's death has
ever been reported to me or the county
Now as to the other charge of getting
in a supply of funeral provisions; if he
got an order from me for two cans of
cove oysters that must have been all he
asked for, and is something"! think any
family can get along very well without
as supplies for a funeral. I think that
same family got everything they ever
asked for if they made any application
Now as to the county physician refus
ing medicine to any one, it is not true,
as Dr. McCabe, who has been the county
physician for the past two years, has
never refused to give treatment or med
icine to any one when furnished with an
order from me to do so. And as every
one who has had to receive county med
ical treatment will testify, he has ac
corded them courteous and gentlemanly
treatment and taken good care of the
county patients as good care as if they
were not receiving it at the county's
Now, "Mechanic" goes on and makes
a howl about how the supervising of the
poor of the county is carried on. He.
does not know what he is taking about,
as the needy of this county are better
taken care of than in any county west
of DouglaB county and probably one or
two other counties that have been longer
settled, are richer and better provided
with buildings to house their poor.
"Mechanic" seems to want to hit me
as to liberality and my nationality as an
English born. As to liberality I want to
tell him that I give more dollars than he
does dimes, pay a greater proportion of
taxes than he does and never refuse to
assist a poor person when I can. My
Americanism is just as strong as his, as-
havo lived in the United States long
enough to make my liberality and benev
olence just as broad as his. I have lived
in the United States thirty years and I
think that is long enough to American
ize me enough to be poormaster of Lin
Poormaster of Lincoln Co.
Advertisements under this head will be
charged 1 cent per word each insertion,
but nothing accepted for less than 10 cts.
CHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
at the original North Side Grocery "
Store. Also Feed of all kinds and Fresh
Country Produce. Give me a calL
V. VON GOET&
TKR SALE SIX ROOM HOUSETN
H west eDd: 8300 below cost
CASH FOR GRAIN I' WILL J?Xy
the highest market price for wheat.
rye and pats, . C. F. Iddings. 34 tf
By the spreading of tho rails at Coyote
Friday six cars of an extra freight were
derailed, but ho serious damage resulted.
I have over 800 tons of hay for sale,
and will give privilege of having same
fed on premises. Good house, corrals
and spring water. Apply to
J. U. Hcpfeb, Prop. Diamond Ranch.
North Platte, Neb.
This is Pretty Good.
Mr. John C. Goodwin, a carpenter of
Danville, 111., writes: "About two weeks
ago a heavy saw log fell upon my foot
very Dadly crushing it, so that x was un
able to walk at all. I sent for a bottle of
Ballard's Snow Liniment and kept my
foot well saturated with it It Is now two
weeks since this happened, and my foot
is nearly well and 1 am at work. Had I
not used Snow Liniment I should have
been laid up at least two months. For
healing Wounds, Sprains, Sores and
Bruises it has no equal. No Inflamma
tion can exist where Snow Liniment is
used. "You can use this letter."
Beware of all white Liniments substi
tuted for Snow Liniment. There is no
other Liniment like Ballard's Snow Lini
ment. Sold by A. F. Streltz. 8-3
Governor Boies could not deny
in his inaugural address that the
state of Iowa has enjoyed an era of
almost unprecedented prosperity
during the past year, but he is care
ful to add that it was largely caused
by the failure of crops abroad.
Your real democrat never does like
to acknowledge that times are good,
and whenever he leaves off the cala
mity howl he feels it necessary to
apologize profusely for the omis
You Should not be Without it.
Every family is liable to have a hered
itary taint of Consumption in it It may
date back 3 or even 4 generations. This
fact makes it necessary always to have on
hand a remedy with which to combat this
formidable disease. A Cough when taken.
at first can readily be cured before it gets
a serious bold on the Lungs. Ballard's
Horehound Syrup when taken in its early
stages will cure consumption. It is guar
anteed to bring relief in every case, when
used for any effectlon of the Throat.
Lungs and Chest, such as Consumption,
Inflammation of the Lungs, Bronchitis,
Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup, etc.
It is pleasant to take, perfectly safe and
can always be depended on. Sold by A.
I- Streltz. 2'
ALEX. I ADAMSON.
Wholesalo and Retail Dealer In
; Coal Tar,
- - - NEB,
TX)R SALE CORN
J FomL Griaden, aad Hen Powers at
Hershey & Go's. ,
MODM 'OAK ALWAYS FDTD
eood CfMr at 3nhiItniwrsi
the beat leaf i
SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES TO
Rent. First National Ba-k.
, : VS.'
E STRAYED FROM THE UNDER
Bigned Sept. 15th, 1891, one horse,
four years old, branded VI on left shoul
der: hair worn off on root of tail. A
liberal reward will be paid for return of
animal or for information that will lead
to recovery of same. R- A. Davtdson,
in and examine them.
Tv AVIS &
J for the Gazelle sulky plows,
SPRING WAGONS AT LOW PRICES
at Hershey Go's.
Happy and cost t k "TkeXe-
Chester ;"alaaqwkhtaKflsf dtt amis
rTHE ORIGINAL NORTH SIDE
J. Grocery Store is -tfee place to buy
groceries cheap. I take special pains
to keep nice fresh country produce and
will not sell anything in this line unless
I can recommend it.
V. VON GOETZ.
FOR SALE HOUSE AND LOT ON
corner of Eighth and Spruce, Third
ward. House contains five rooms. For
particulars inquire of G. A. Newman.
STUDEBAKER" WAGONS AND
Road Carts at Hershey & Co.
Money to Loan on Chattels.
J. SCTXEBXAITO. '
Office overPost Oflcs. --
I sjb prepazad
to do any work
ia my liae.
Also Yl kinds
of Metal Plate
B. AYRES, D. D. S.
I was so lame with rheumatism
that I could hardly walk, when my
physician advised me to use Cham
berlain's Pain Balm. It soon enred
me, says H. Mense, a blacksmith at
Sigel, Illinois. For sale by A. F.
MONEY TO LOAN
on good collateral and chattels. .
Office over Post Office.
We call the attention of our readers
to T. C. Patterson's advertisement in this
issue, in which he offers 100 choice resi
dence lots at very low prices and easy
monthly payments. This is probably
the last chance to secure choice residence
lots at such very low prices and easy
' FARM LOANS.
The calamity howlers have taken a
back seat and T. C. Patterson is again
prepared to make loans on choice farms.
The store room now occupied by S.
C. Bewick will be for rent December
10th, 1891. Apply to Wm.Neviixe.
Have you a farm for sale? If so Jist
it with T. C. Patterson at once. Mr.
Patterson has made arrangements to
advertise extensively in tho oast all
farms listed with him.
Ground feed for
sale in large and
Three : : S
ALL FILLED WITH
AWAIT THE PURCHASER. AT
Carpets, , :
Flour and Feed, k