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SnU)NESDAY, AUGUST 2d, 1893.
Mrs. Franklin Peale has been con
fined to her room for several days past
with a severe attack of erysipelas.
' The horses and cattle at the Scout's
Be6t Ranch are offered for sale. See
advertisement in another column.
For rent A five room house in west
part of cityj city water; good stable on'
promisee. Apply of J. F. Schmalzned.
Fred Kade, who is a successful
melon grower, said Monday that up to
that date his vines gave promise of a fair
' We Jearn that J. B. Aveline, late of
this county, will engage in the hotel,!
business in Indiana in company with his
A small child ofJ.TS. Grace fell on
a- brohw bottle while playiag ia the
yaLMody and wwtaiaed a severe cat
. Because of the public me of nome
wheel property is Gaslin precinct, Miae
"nMferd will not be in the office next
Saturday, Aug. 5th.
For sale A top buggy nearly new,
set of harness, robes, whips, etc In
quire at this office.
The barn on the Gibson farm in
Nichols precinct was struck by ligbtDing
Saturday resulting in considerable
damage to the building. "
Tn a. business letter to TilE TRIBUNE
WES?" if mri in nf "!linvpnnp adds that his
wife has been sick for fourteen weoks,
4but is now slowly recovering.
There are very few unemployed men
in North Platte, and the demand for
laborers in the hay fields in the near
future will lessen the number.
Additional regalia for Pocohontas
Tribe,-I. O. R. M., was received by ex
press Monday, and the "squaws" will
now be more gorgeously adorned.
For rent A seven-room house in
good repair. Inquire of Harry Dixon, at
Clinton's jewelry store.
A large party of prominent Colora
doans, bound for the bi-metallic conven
tion to be held in Chicago this week,
passed through town Sunday morning.
At the evening sorvico next Sunday
the class of probationers will bo received
into full membership, imd W.; .E., Hardr
away, tho pastor will give some "Rules
Parties indebted to C. F. Ormsby,
on book account or for rent, are hereby
notified to settle with Church & Evans,
office in Hinman block, who aro author
ized to collect the same.
Patterson & Alexanders grading
outfit is at work this week on a piece of
road near Pawnee Springs. It is very
low land and seldom sufficiently dry to
allow the uso of grador or scraper.
Communion sorvico at the Methodist
Episcopal church on Sunday evening
was well attended. The sermon by Rev.
J. F.Kuhlman, in the absence of the
presiding elder, was appropriate to the
W. S. Peniston received a telegram
Monday evening from John Lemas'ers,
who is now at Washington, Ind., stating j
that he would be in North Plalte August j
,,d5,, ome are inclined to think John j
wilfnot show up.
Highest cash prices paid for county
arM city warrants by It. A. Douglas,
F. L, Clark, who has visited this
city a number of times in tho capacity
of piano tuner, is now with the Fischer
piano exhibit at the world's fair, whero
he will bo pleased to meet all North
There is quite a demand for hay
land leasee this season, many believing
that hay will be worth from ten to fif-
r teea dollars per ton next winter. Loose
new'hay is being sold on the streets at
present for five dollars per ton.
Less than fifty owners of dogs hive
. paid the license which was duo and pay
able immediately after May 1st last.
This is a source of revenue to the city
that the proper officer should not over?
lootc, nnd moreover iftKould'bo-enforce
fully If at .all.
The Lincoln county teachers' insti
tute begins Aug. lith, and Miss Hosford
would like the names of any who can
accommodate teachers during the ses
"siori. She hopes that tho charges will
be made as low as possible, as tho hard
times make it difficult for teachers to
The Triiicnk wishes to correct the
report that the newspaper publishers of
this town had withdrawn their deposits
from the local banks and had thus left
these financial institutions in the lurch.
This report was started by a man who
returned from the world's fair the other
day and the papers failea to mention it.
Use North Platte patent flour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
- 'torjb'mrevery instance money will be
refunded. For sale by all dealers:
Eaat-bound Coloradoans are still
passing nst in largo numbers over the
several roads leading out of Denver. In
Uw latter city the congregated miners
aBd tmdasmen number several thousand
aad While the board of charities are
finding tho men the citizent generally
are aaxious that they, be sent east as
- rapidly as possible. Saturday night and
Sunday about three hundred had their
fares paid to Omaha, the railroad giving
a six dollar rate for box car passage.
Denny Redmond returned Saturday
night from South Omaha, where he ex
pected to engage in business, but owing
to the proposed rascality of a would-be
partner he did not invest. The Bee
reported that Denny had lost a wad of
8700 in the transaction, but he assures
us that he did not lose a cent, the dicker
being declared off by him before any
money had been paid. Denny is filling
his usual position at tho Star clothing
-Martin Van Brocklin, of Elizabeth,
was in town Saturday, and in converea
tionith the writer expressed himself in
favor of having rain-making experimeniis
coaducted at favorable times. He
thiak6 the matter is of such great im-
portaace that the county or stato could
well afford to make experimental te6ts
aad.Meertain whether any good results
from aaplosives or the generation of
gases. It is his opinion that if precipit
attea follows the explosion of dynamite
it is ime to the liberation .of gas rather
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The regular meeting of the W. C. T.
U. will be held on Saturday at Mrs.
Tracy's at three o'clock p. m.
One-fifth of an inch of rain fell Sat
urday night, about one tenth of what we.
needed; but then small' favors are thank
fully received these days.
Wanted a good girl for general house
work. Wages from 83.SO to $4 per week
for a girl giving satisfaction. Apply at
H. S. Boal has turned over to Chas.
Trego the greater part of the manage
ment of the Cody ranch. Mr. and Mrs.
Boal will continue to reside at the ranch.
Use North Platte patent flour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
tory in every instance money will be
refunded. For sale by all dealers.
The "tin pall brigade" was never
quite so large in North Platte as at.
present. Its duty this warm weather ia
the traneportiag of beer in small quan
tities. Rev. H. D. Brown, of North Bead,
will deliver a free lecture at Lloyd's
opera house on Friday evening next on
the subject of "Romanism as a Political
The large hay barn on tho Nowell
ranch was blown down during the gale
of Thursday night. It had been insured
in a' tornado insurance company, but the
policy expired a few weeks ago.
Prof. Bensch, at one time loader of
the Kearney Midway Bandand who on
several occasions has assisted the local
orchestra in furnishing'musicfordance3,
was in town yesterday tuning pianos.
. To close out I will soli . all gasoline
stoves, refrigerators, hose and Jawn
sprinklers at cost. They are all first
class goods and must bo sold.
Miss F. Berenice Ke rney, of Platts
mouth, W. C.T. U. organizer, will ad
dress a mass-meeting on "Temperance"
at tho court house lawn to-morrow
(Thursday) evening at half past seven
oclock. Everybody is cordially invited
An tone Stcnnor and Miss Rose
Labille were married last week at tho
homo of the bride's parents at Wellfleot
Rev. Pago officiating. Mr. Stonner owns
a fino farm near Bartley, and tho young
people left for that place immediately
after the ceremony.
It is reported in railroad circles that
J. D. Rayle, late of 'tho Grand Island
dispatcher's office, will take the trick at
this point now held by H. J. Roth. If
this change occurs it is said that Mr.
Roth will go to Colorado and labor for a
month or so on his fruit-farm.
During tlio dog-day season, the
drain of nervous and vital euorgy may
bo counteracted by the use of Ayer's
Snrsaparilla. In purifying tho blood, it
acts as a superb corrective and tonic,
and enables tho system to defy malarial
and other climatic influences.
From tho Wellfleot Argus we learn
that John Young and Thos. Simants, of
that place, have leased 1500 acres of hay
land in the Platte valley and will cut the
hay therefrom. They will start in with
a forco of fifteen men and the necessary
amount of haying machinery.
John Clemmons, who lives" in the
sandhill district southwest of town,
brought in a few stalks of corn Monday
from his ninety-acre field which shows
that John will have a heavy yield of that
grain. This is ono of the years in which
tho much despised sandhills will pro-,
duce the best crop.
Dr. Hingston Fitting of glasses;
Tho Standard oil company has ab
sorbed tho Rocky Mountain Co., and the
price of coal oil in this city has ascended
to its former price, twenty cents per
gallon. It is said that the Rock' Moun
tain Co. dropped two million dollars in
its vain attempt to competo with the
Standard in the western field.
The lawn social at tho Presbyterian
parsonage Thursday evening was largely
attended, and had there not been a mis
hap in the manufacture of several gallons
of ice cream the receipts of tho evening
would have been highly gratifying to
tho socioty. The lawn was highly
decorated with Lmterns and headlights.
The road overseers of districts bor
dering on the railroads might do well to
follow tho example of a Keith county
overseer who has plowed fire guards tho
full length of his di.-trict and when the
proper lirco comes will burn it out.
Such a course might result in prevent
ing disastrous prairio fires.
Rain followed twelve hours after tho
oxplosion of tho dynamite, but whethor!
the precipitation was due to the explo
sive, to tho Methodist ministers who had
assembled in the city, or to tho efforts
of Observer Piercy, there is a difference
of opinions. Tun TnmuNR is inclined to J
give the dynamite fifty points, the min
isters thirty and Piercy twenty.
Tho mortgage record in tho county
clerk's office shows tho following for
the. month of July: Farm mortgages
filed 17, amount 11,577,75; satisfied 18,
amount 60,476.75. City mortgages filed
7, amount 83,881.00; satisfied G, amount
31,850.00. Chattel mortgages filed 152,
amount 828,770.14; satisfied 225, amount
815,950.14. Sheriff's deeds 5, amount
Those who have been "kicking" on
account of tho expenditure of city funds
for street improvements will undoubtedly
be pleased to learn that the work laid
out by the council is nearly complete and
that the outlay in this direction will
soon halt Tho streets aro now in good
condition and tho repairs needed next
year will undoubtedly bo light.
-E. V Murphy, who was in town
yesterday, informs The Tribune that
lie just finished cutting a 115-acre field
of wheat on his Logan county farm, the
yield of which competent judges say
will be from twenty to twenty-two
bushels per acre. Mr. M. says he also
has "one of the finest fields of flax in
America," and as E. W. never exagger
ates we are ready to1 believe his state
Tim T. Keliberwas the recipient of
a surprise party last night at the hands
,of about sixty of his friends, the major
part of tho guests being young people.
Dancing on tho lawn to music furnished
by Monagan's orchestra was the princi
pal entertaining feature of the evening'
and right merrily did the hours pass by.
Before leaving the guests were served
with seasonable refreshments. Attend
ants report the occasion one of the meet
e joyable of the year.
One-fourth of an inch of rain fell
last night. Let the good work go on.
Brady Island, has been unfortunate
in the matter of firos, the loss in the
recentone being placed atabout f 3,000.
. Harrington & Tobin have leased the
Cotton: tract of land lying west of the
city and will cut the bay therefrom.
There are about 1200 acres in the tract.
Wanted Dining room girl at Vienna
Hooks. Regular monthly business
meeting of the Hook and Ladder com
pany will be held next Monday pight at
8 o'clock. E. F. Rtdeout, Sec'y.
The independents of the- county
were supposed to have held a picnic near
Brady last Saturday in celebration of
the third birth year of their party, but
wo have hoard nothiag s regards the
atteadaaoe or the speeches delivered.
The town was pretty well deserted
yesterday it was the sfortseMa's day
o aad tbe ataagfcter at prairie chicken
iauet have beta -very -great. It will
create id earpriee if soert eee fUee coei
plaiat afaiaet tkoae who are killing the
birds out of season.
. Tho Indians are learning to work.
Up at Valentine last week a full blood
Sioux ghost dancer bought a mower and
has gone to putting up hay like a white
man. Incidentally it may be stated that
he drives the team and his wife does the
Tobias Castor, of Lincoln, has been
in Washington for several days, and on
Monday gave up the following talk to
the. Boo representative: "The republi
cans who were appointed to the new
land offices in Nebraskathose created
by the Reed congress will, it is under
stood, remain till their four years are
out I expect changes to bo made in
the old offices of Alliance, McCook, Lin
coln and North Platte for instance, soon.
I am going to tho interior department
tomorrow to look over the papers on file
and make s-ome recommendations. The
secretary of tho interior is out of tho
city and I do not know when he will act
upon the recommendations, but I shall
submit mine this week and I hope for
and expect early action. No, I do not
care to mention tho names I will recom
mend for any offices. It is against my
policy. The first appointments which
will be made for Nebraska will bo about
twenty-five fourth-class postmasters to
morrow and about the same number on
C. H. Dietrich of the German Na
tioual Bank of Hastings, has just re
turned from a journey to England and
tho continent, and from what ho saw
there he is satisfied that there is pros
perity ahead for tho farmers of tho
United States. "The drouth is s j bad in
Germany," he said, "that al'jng the
Rhino the farmers were oing among
tho trees and cutting tho boughs to
keep their stock alive. There is no
grain and no grass and no fodder of any
kind. Live stock cau be bought fr
almost nothimr. The drouth has ex
tended all over Europe. Iti England it
is not so bad as on tho continent, but
tho news you have received has shown
you that it is bad enough. Now, with
this great destruction of tho crops, it
seems impossible for tho world to get
along without drawing heavily from the
American store. Prices here are .low, I
know, but when the full force of the
foreign demand i3 folt tho combinations
of oporators iu iho east will be broken
and tho farmers will receivo satisfactory
prices for every thing they have to sell.
Buffalo Bill'3 Bis Heart.
A special from Chicago to the Omaha
Bee dated July 27th, says: Six thous
and restless heads tossed on what passes
for 0,000 pillows until late last night
before they quieted down to dream of
the time when the possessors of those
heads should win halos of glory by
slaughterjug Indians until tho vales
should run red with gore and kill buffalo
until the plains were dotted with the
dying brutes. For to-day waB tho day
of the waifs' annual picnic.
Since the time picnics were invented
there has never been such a one as this,
for tho crowning event of the day was a
visit to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Tho youngsters paraded to the Central
station. Here the children were loaded
into special trains and taken to Sixty
third street. At Sixty-second street and
Stony Island avenue there is a tract of
land. Here a booth was erected for'serv-
ing tho lunches and here the races, four
teen in number, camo off. It was in
tended to form in iino and march into
the Wild West show in a body. But at
12:30 o'clock tho children .began to
gather at tho gate, though the perform
ance did not begin until 3 o'clock. In
ten minutes a stampede for the gato
begun that even the news of tho arrival
of two wagon loads of ice cream could
At 12:50 the gates, though they had
been braced extra strong, yielded be
fore the sheer weight of numbers and
whooping and yelling like mad the child
ren raced in. The boys took tho ap
pearance of Indians in the grand city in
comparative quiet; the French and Ger
man soldiers stirred their blood a little,
and the cowboys roused them to en
thusiasm, which was increased by the
apgearance of United States cavalry.
But when Buffalo Bill galloped iu they
just went wild. They rose swung their
caps and hats, and screamed until they
were exhausted. Colonel Cody smiled
and waved his bat at them and the
cheers burst out louder than ever.
Every time he appeared the scene was
After the Dead wood mail bad been
captured and rescued came something
that does not take place every day.
Buffalo Bill was sent for. He galloped
up on his handsome charger. Superin
tendent Daniels stepped forward, sup
ported on his right by a diminutive
messenger in uniform from the waif's
mission and on his right a picturesquely
dirty urchin with only one leg, but a
pair of sparkling brown eyes and a keen
countenance showed beneath the dirt
The messenger was James Durgan, the
one-legged boy was John Tartuff. Sup
erintendent Daniels expressed the grat
itude of all the boys and girls there for
the rich treat Colonel Cody had given
Then little Johnny balanced himself
on his crutch and reaching up a small
box to the figure on horseback, piped:
"Here, Bill? here's somep'n from de
Bill bowed his acknowledgement and
took the "somep'n." It proved to be a
red morrocco case ooataiaiatr a slate at
nelM feU, 3ef iaches, ia iaitatiejr of a
Miss Vernon, of Boone, Iowa, is visit-,
ing relatives in the city.
R. A. Douglas returned Saturday from
a visit to the world's fair.
Mrs. Louis Peterson is visiting friencbr
and relatives in Cheyenne
Miss Blaser, of Denver, is the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Robfc. Ginn.
Charley Trego returned Monday night
from a week's visit at Chicago.
Mrs. Sprague, of Cleveland, Ohio, is a
guest of her son, brakeman Sprague.
Mrs. Wm. Brown, of. Sutherland,
visited North Platte frfends Saturday."
R. L. Graves, Lester Eells and Arthur
McNamara were Denver visitors Sunday.
Sam Urbach, of Grand Island, visited
North Platte friends the latter part of
Miss Bostwick,- the-"school teacher,
expects, to leave this week for the world
fair city. '
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Congdon returned
8anday from their pleasure trip in
Mrs. Little, who had been visiting her
daughter Mrs. Donaldson, left for Omaha
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Van Brocklin, of
Elizabeth, left on No. 2 to-day for the'
C. W. Coilins, of Beatrice, a member
of the firm of Dillon & Collins, was in
town yesterday. ,
T.D. Cotton, who has been spending
the. past year in Beatrice, is visiting;
North Platte friends.
ChasBogue arrived from the world's
fair last Friday and will spend the-sum-mor
with his father.
Mr. and.Mrs. C. Stolenburg, of. Grand
Island is the guests of their daughter
Mrs. Jno. Sorenson.
Colonel Owens and family returned
yesterday morning from a pleasant ten
days trip into Colorado.
Mrs. John Noehrn and children, of
Sutherland, havo been visiting friends
id town for several days.
Mr. J. F. JackBon and Mrs. H. J. Roth
returned Saturday night from a visit in
tho eastern part of tho state.
Fred Weingand left Monday for a visit,
at his old home in Ro3sville, 111. He
will also take in tho world's fair.
Commander A. H. Church went east
Sunday morning on business connected
with the Grand Army of tho Republic.
Rev. W. A. Amsbary left for Lincoln
Monday morning, and appointed the
fourth quarterly conference for Friday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Fowler arrived in
town Saturday night and aro living in.
the houso on Third street purchased
somo time ago by Mr. F.
Postmaster Wood left on No. 2 to-day
on a pleasure trip to Wisconsin, where
ho will remain several weeks resting
from his past arduous labors.
31 rs. T. B. Dawson, of Sidney, who had
been visiting the families of Judge Hoag
land and Rev. Hardaway, loft for
Ashland, Neb., this forenoon.
Misses Minnie and Ella. Petterson, of
Keithburg 111., niecos of Mrs. J. G. An
derson, are the guests of that lady,
having arrived in town Saturday.
J. E Boyd, Jr.. and Chas. Witman, of
Omaha, are recreating this week with
friends in this city. The former is a
nephew of Mrs. Chas. McDonald.
H. J. Page, western manager of the
Trust Company of America and secretary
of the present ditch company, has been
in and around tho city for several days'.
Will Vollraer leaves this week for
Chicago and other eastern points for the
doublo purpose of visiting tho fair and
buying a stock of winter goods for tho
Misses Stella and Betty Graves 19ft
for a trip to Colorado Saturday, after
having spent about two weoks with
North Platte relatives. On their return
from Colorado they will visit the world's
Lester Eells will leave the early part
nf noxt week for Chicago, wherS he will
meet Mrs. Eells who has been visiting
friends in Buffalo,. N.' Y., for several
months. They willl visit the world's fair
for a week or two.
Deputy county treasurer Prosser, ac
companied by his wife, leave Monday
noxt for a visit to tho world's fair and
also with friends in Ohio. Georgo has
been in this section some seven or eight
years and this is tho first vacation he has
taken during that time.
Miss Farnsworth leave. tho latter part
of the week for Boulder, Colo., and' later
will go to Chicago During her stay in
North Platte she haB worthily and
readily won the friendship of a very large
number of our people and they will,
much regret her departure.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rennie returned
Monday night from their visit in tho
east- Mr. Rennie informs us that while
away he made nrrangements to become
a member of a wholcsalo firm in Sioux
City, Iowa, and will sell his stock iu this
city as quickly as possible. He will soon
inaugurate a closing out sale. ,
McCormick and Standard
Mowers at Hershey Co's.
Maxwell Notes, Mrs. M. Graham
of North Platte is in Maxwell this week.
Miss Dottie Allen of North Platte is
the guest of Mrs. C. Hendy..... Misses
Ella McCullough and Pearl Snyder
spent Wednesday in Brady Island ,
Mrs. Mathews who is the guest of Mrs.
T. Long has been quite ill 6inco her ar
rival here, but is much better now
Miss Mary Carter went to North
Platte Thursday evening Mr. Sam
uel Brooks who has been ailing for some
time is on the road to recovery.. . . .Miss
Lillian Hendy is visiting in North Platte,
....Miss Maude Post left for Omaha
Monday morning whero she will remain
about three weeks at which time rhe
will return and finish her visit 'with Miss
Hanrahan Mr. Brodbeck of North
Platte spent Thursday evening in Max
well T. Long, wife and children
together with Mrs. Mathews, Misses
May Carter and Mary Hanrahan went
over toT the Cemetery last Tuesday.
They went by way of Brady Island and
then to Cottonwood Springs making the
trip forty miles in all., They had a very
enjoyable lime which they will long
remember with" pleasure .G. Snj-der
went to North Platte last Moaday: . .
Mr. McNamara retarded to Maxwell
test Saadar. Disowi.
rO. S. CLINTON, ;
JEWELER AND OPTICIAN.
U. P. Watch Examiner.
. MJ.vkn Eaaiy Morning Fire.
5Chjiderice st A. J. Minshall on
west'Fifth'Btreet.caught fire about three
o'clock Monday morning, and before ex
tinguished the .flames had gutted the
interior, Mr.- Minshall had been 6ick
duringthe night and Mrs. M. had been,
lip to gt)t him some medicine, leaving a
light burning on a table situated near a
curtained door. The supposition is that
the wind blew the curtains over
the lamp igniting them and the flames
soon spread to other parts of the house.
When the sleeping inmates on the second
floor awoke they found it impossible to
descend the stairway. Mr. Minshall
hurriedly tied several sheets together
and lowered himself out of a, window to
the ground. Ho then procured a ladder
nd by this means Mrs. Minshall and
daughter Inez made-their escape.
Partr'of the furniture, including the
piano were gotten out of the house, but
the wardrobe of the family together
with a major portion of the furnishings
There was an insurance of $1,000 on
tho house and tho same, amouut on the
furniture and clothing. On tho latter
the loss is probably covered, but on the
building there will be a loss of several
li&i Successful Entertainment.
Thbaentertainment given at Keith's
hall Saturday evening under the direc
tion, of :Miss -Farnsworth proved a very
pleasant one and cortainly reflected great
credit' on that lady as well as those tak
ing part. Nearly every seat in tho hall
was occupied by an interested spectator
and we beiievo there were none who did
not enjoythe evening.
Thorprograramo was opened by a
selection by tho cornet band, followed
with'recitations by Inez Minshall and
Nellie Hartman and a solo by Miss Cox,
all of i which were excellently rendered.
Following tbeseiwas tho feature of the
evening, the Grecian Drill, participated
in by.jFdozen young ladies arrayed in
looso white robes. Theso young ladies
had been drilled'to perfection in their
varied'frms of posing and styles of ges
ture, and especially beautiful woro the
groupings following the drill. Other
numbers on tho programmo were recita
tions by Lena Klein, a little dot who did
roranrkaidy well, and Hildegardo John
son, the solo, "After tho Ball," by Mi68
Cox, tho "Peek Family" led by Miss
Anna Kramph, which produced much
merriment, and a very neatly executed
draper)', study by Miss Farnsworth, who
in response to an eticore gave a recita
tion. Ac'other selection by tho band
concluded the programme and the audi
ence retired, highly pleased with tho
entertainment. The programmo was
conducted smoothly throughout, not tho
semblance of ji "break" occurring, which
speaks, equally well for tho conductor
and those who. participated.
COUECTED BY ALIBI
H. Golden has been laid up Ecveral
weeks with rheumatism.
Mr. Hainline of Hainlino & Guptil has
taken "up his abode on the south side,
John Weinberger was in Omaha over
Sunday and reports his father not very
Miss Kate McGovern, of Omaha, spent
two-week's! with her undo James 31c
Goverm Geo. W. Sterling was here from Don
ver.ovor Sunday. It is one of our girls
he comes to see.
Miss Lizzie Tanger js nore f rom Lodge
Pokito. make .a, two weeks visit with
iMn&irHugh E..Brd left for eastern
Idwalast- week to "visit for ten days
MissLouiso McGee arrived last night
from'Fort Russell, Wyo., to remain at
homo for a time.
Miss Hannah Knapp and nephew
Johnnjo Clark spent a month ia Omaha
visiting relatives and friends.
John Johnson, the day caller, became
the father of a girl baby last week and
he. never had a happier ring to his voice.
JH. Harden is again in possession of
the blacksmith shop, having purchased
the1 shop and contents from. Tillman
Mlfs. Carrigau arrived from Massachu
setts "last Friday and will make her
futuije homo with her daughter, Mrs.
Wven Mrs. E. M. Owens built her
house she. had several extra rooms put
into'rt to accomodate roomers. There is
still a pleasant one left for any young
man .of good character.
Last Wednesday marked the close of
the fifteenth year-of married life of Mr.
and'"Mrs. Geo. S. Baskins, and a number
of neighbors surprised them in the even
ing t5'celobrate the glass wedding.
One or two of the hotel girls have been
taking lessons in cycling after business
hours with satisfactory success. Women
appear to display more courage in at
tacking a bicycle than they do in attack
ing a;rat or a mouse.
Geo5; T. Buzza and wifo returned last
weelc -from a pleasant trip to Oregon and
Washington. Mr. Buzza has taken out
a patent on a Tandem Draft Equalizer
which will doubtless bring him a good
salary in time.
The scarlet fever card wasxiut on the
house of Mrs. Gerkin, two little children
having been taken with the disease, but.
they have about recovered. The prompt
tnetrtrnrof the -phyieiaahe -l:ept .the
geruia iiuiu uecqpjiBg -MwewBiaai
through, the community. -.
David Minshall whose hoaae oa the
ebnth side was destroyed by the Are of
April 7th haBpurchaed the Dixoa prop
erty onvnorth Loovet street aad will
. - - i 1 a TT . .
move mm snoruy. xie gets poaaewion
t good property aad it places htm ieore:
bis work, with a sidewalk the ea tire, d
tance. We are gwd to see him iav
again on" our side.
jl m aaju upoa wm aaaaa usae u
:h a -heavily jaet how, are kfllin;
q ofit -by-.miking and fiyiag kit
and experimenting with miniature para
chutes attached to the tails of the kites.
While amusing themselves at this sport
they might also pass a few hours profit
ably by. reading the biography of the.
renowned kite flyer, Benjamin Franklin.
Shop and Bo ad Notes.
Engine 633 went into the shop Mon
day for a general rebuilding.
John Merriman, of the car repair gang,
is off duty on account of an injured foot.
M. K. Stokes, who had a foot mashed
some time ago, was compelled to have a
toe amputated last week.
Forty hours per week is now the work
ing time in the shops, which compels
the boys to squeeze the dimes mighty
Just at present the air is full of rumors
concerning changes in U. P. official
circles, one of which, if correct, will
affect certain ones at this point.
The 645 came out of tho shops Monday
and was taken to Cheyenne by Engineer
Struthers and Fireman Doud who will
probabJy bring back the 683.
The uso of baggage agents on the
Union Pacific trains has been abolished
for tho present, that work being added
to the duty of the express messengers.
Leo Hart left Monday nigth for
Hot Springs near Ogden to take treat
ment for rheumatism, from which he has
been severely afflicted for two or three
The boiler in the round house has been
taken to the boiler shop for a new fire
box and flues This has made necessary
the temporary abandonment of the pump
in tho round bouse.
Operator Claybaugh, who has been in
the dispatcher's office, has been trans
ferred to the night key at the depot and
Mr. Cox goes to Julesburg, the operator
at that point having been let out.
Jno Traynor, who has been "smashing
baggage" on tho Union Pacific for over
a dozen years, has been set back to
breaking, and is now on the fast mail
run. He draws baggageman's pay.
Engiueer Stuart on Wednesday night
pulled No. 1 from this place to Julesburg
in ninety-five minutes, the distance being
eighty-ono miles. This we beiievo breaks
the record for a six-car west bound train.
Is this retrenchment of expenses on
the Union Pacific a move to keep the
road out of the hands of a receiver, or is
it in anticipation of tho reduced rates to
be caused by tho putting in force of the
new rfite law?
Geo. Daly quit work Friday and on
Sunday left for Dunkirk, N. Y., where
he has a situation as round-house ma
chinist awaiting him. During his stay
hero ho collected quite a store of Indian
The dispatcher's office at Grand Island
has been discontinued and the Second
district will be worked from tho Omaha
office, as was formerly done. In dull
times this can bo successfully accom
plished, but during rushes of freight it
is a'great strain on the dispatchers.
Lee Nicholson, of the Cheyonno shops,
visited his old friends here last week, ho
having formerly been employed here.
He says the forco at Cheyenne is steadily
diminishing in numbers, the majority of
the men not liking the work there,
although the facilities aro better than at
any other point on the road.
When tho managers of the western
roads agree to disagree on world fair
rates, and this they are likely to do,
thore will bo music in the air accom
panied by a big drop in the fair to
Chicago. The time for which tho public
ha3 been anxiously waiting will un
doubtedly soon be here.
Last Friday morning tho blast fan in
the shop exploded for tho second time
and demolished its machinery beyond
repair. It gavo some of tho workmen
quite a scare, but lhey are now glad that
it has gone tho way of all things, as it
mado a very unpleasant noise when in
motion. A now fan arrived Saturday
evening and was placed in position Sun
day. It runs very smoothly.
! ! V 31 C A-
During the warm weather the visits
to tho room3 are, of course, not so many,
yat the attendance is very good. Enough
came to make our bath record the great
est of any month 604.
You have not heard from us for a few
weokB, but wo are still alive, and will
gladly welcome to the old stand any
person who may choose to come.
Any person wishing to buy second
harftl base ball goods will do well to see
the secretary at tho rooms. Goods can
be had at a bargain.
Behw is report for July: Now mem
bers, 4; total to date during year, 476;
present membership, 449; number of
visits of secretary to shops, yards, etc.,
14; number of visits of secretary to sick
and injured, 1; lettors written in rooms,
87; books drawn from library, 153; num
ber of baths, 604; papers distributed on
lino, 143; total number of visits to rooms'
1888; average per week day, 63; average
per Surday, 37; total attendance Sunday
meetings, 93; average attendance Sunday
meetings, 19; average at training class, 5.
Use North Platte patent flour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
tory in every instance money will be
refiffeded. For sale by all dealers.
At Graad Islaad.
annual state G. A. R. reunion,
29th to Sept 2d. Tickets to Grand
d and return, at one fare for the
trip, for sale by all Union Pacific
INNIE OUT tF BUSINESS.
Positively, the entire stock of H. C. Rennie to be closed out in .90
days. We will not mention prices. All goods marked in plain figures.
THis sale will begin on
arid first come first served. Those coming early will receive 'the better;
attention. All goods will be sacrificed. Our yrish is to close in 90 days,
and prices much less than actual cost will prevail Rennie onfc of Busi
ness in 90 days. All those iudebted to this house will please call and
make arrangements for settlement as no goods will leave the store except
Cbolera la Mecca.
Not often in the holy bat unclean city
of Mecca has the cholera been more de
structive than it is this year. The deaths
from it, as stated in such reports as can
be procured, range from 500 to 700 a day,
without taking account of the mortality
along the -ways leading to the city. The
cases must be numbered by the thou
sand. We suppose that a large propor
tion of the victims must be pilgrims, for
the settled population of the place is but
little over 40,000. The number of pil
grims this year, especially from India
and Persia, has been inordinately large.
The ordinary sanitary laws are disre
garded in Mecca as in other cities of the
Mohammedan world. Anything like
scientific treatment of the cholera is un
known. The fatalistic believers regard
a visitation of it as the decree of Allah.
They are willing that it shall bring them
death, if they but die within view of the
holy city or on the way thereto, as para
dise is assured them. The cholera was
in Mecca last year. It is almost as con
stant there as it is in the delta of the
Ganges. It often rages fiercely there
without approaching any part of Eu
rope. New York Sun.
Pro flt ob little Neck Clams.
Despite the prevailing depression in
many lines of business, one Indnstryin
this section employs a large number of
hands and is running overtime. It is
that of gathering the delicious bivalves
about the size of a silver dollar known
as Little Neck clams. The catch in this
vicinity averages nearly 100 barrels a
week, for which wholesale dealers in
New Tork pay 8 to $ 10 a barrel.
There are usually about 3,500 clams
in a barrel, but sometimes when they
are running nnusually small there may
be 5,000. When a New Yorker enters a
swell" restaurant and pays 40 cents for
seven or eight of these little bivalves, it
can readily bo seen that a barrel con
taining 3,500, and costing about $10, will
yield the proprietor something like $200.
There is a market for Little Necks all
the year round, but it is difficult to
catch them during the winter months.
Norwalk (Conn.) Cor. New York Times.
REV. H. D. BROWN,
OF NORTH BEND, NEB.,
Will deliver a lecture at Lloyd's
Opera House on
ing, Aug. 4,
Romanism as a
EVERYBODY INVITED. ADMIS
By order of Committee,
D. 9: Lenxox, Sec'ty.
Didn't Hear or the War.
Edie Hickani. an old negress, is the
plaintiff in perhaps the most remarka
ble case ever tried in the courts of this
county. She is an ex-slavo and brought
suit against her master, Joseph Hickam
of this county, for $5 a month wages as
a family domestic for 24 years, during
which time she claims to have been kept
in ignorance of her emancipation. The
suit was instituted here in 1889 for
$1,400 and resulted in a judgment hi
her favor for $700. Defendant appealed
to the Kansas City court of appeals,
which remanded the case to tho circuit
court of the county, which now renders
a decision for tho defendant A motion
for a new trial has been filed. Boone
ville Cor. St. Louis Chronicle.
Standard of measurement.
The "foot" is named from tho length
of that member in a fnll grown man.
Some say that it was so called from the
length of the foot of a certain English
ting, but it is believed to have been a
standard of measurement among the an
The cubit is from the Latin cubitus,
an elbow, and is the distance from the
elbow to the end of the middle finger.
Fathom is from tho Aryan, fat. to ex
tend, and denotes the distance from tip
to tip of the fingers, when the arms of
an average sized man are fully extended.
St. Louis Republic.
One Fare for the Round Trip.
The Union Pacific will sell tickets to
Grand Island and roturn at one faro for
the round trip, for the accommodation
of those desiring to attend the annual
stato G. A. R. reunion, which will be
held Aug. 28th to Sept. 2d. See your
nearest Union Pacific Agent for particulars.
Wire at Hershey
Great Sacriflce in Choice Town Lots.
North half of block 94 and all of block
48, original plat of North Platte for sale
at panic figures. Call on
T. Fcltox Gantt.
Platte Valley Lodge No. 18,
!. O. G. T.,
Meets every THURSDAY EVENING at
7:30 in First National Bank Hall.
UNITE WITH US.
riHOICE FAMILY GROCERIES
J at the original North Side Grocery
btoro. Also J? ced ot all kinds and Fresh
Country Produce. Give me a call.
V. VON GOETZ
"At Last," a gold leaf substitute for
outside work that is durable, at Pealo's.
Advertisements under this? head will bo
charged 1 cent per word each insertion,
but nothing accepted for less than lOcts
Sealed proposals will be received by
tho undersigned until August 5th, 1893,
to furnish oiio-huudred tons.more or less,
of Rock Springs coal. Coal for usa in
city to be delivered in tho bins. Coal
for schools out of city dolivorod at yard
The board reserves tho right to reject
any or all bids. Mrs. J. D. Birge.
Soc'y of the Board of Education.
Buy your haying tools of Strickler,
tho best and cheapest placo in town.
Scaled proposals will bo received by
the undersigned until August 5th, 1893, '1
for the purchase and removal of the
fence around tho Central School House
in this city.
The board reserves tho right to reject
any or all bids. Mrs. J. D. Birok.
SecV of tho Board of Education.
World's Fair Buildings No. 2.
THE WOMAN'S nCILDING.
Just south of tho 59th St. entrance.
Dimensions, 200 bv 400 feet. Cost,
S140.000. Every lady should visit it.
Don't forget that tho Chicago. Union
Pacific and Northwestern line offers the
best sorvico and rates as cheap as any
lino to Chicago. No change. For addi
tional information call on tho Union
Pacific agent, N. B. Olds, at North
Largest Stock, Best assortment and1
at Lowest Prices at Peace's. -
Houso and lot ono block from high
school building: good cellar, stablo and
outbuildings. Hous has six rooms und
is in excellent repair. Nice lawn and
shado trees. For further particulars
apply at this office.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Currier'sEuropean Hotel, Chicago,
(formerly the St. Charles), 15 and 17
South Clark street. Established joars.
Strictly first-class. Central location.
Hot and cold baths free. Good elevator.
Rites S1.00 per day. No advance dur
ing tho fair.
Currier & Judd, Proprietors.
Hershev & Co's.
To farmers in the west part of Lin
coln county I am prepared to write hail
insurances in the old and reliable Conti
nental of New York at reasonable rates.
Give me a call. C. B. McKinstry.
rjTHE ORIGINAL NORTH SIDIi
X Grocery Store is the placo to buy
groceries cheap. I take special pains
to keep nice fresh country produce and
will not soil anything in this lino unless
I can recommend it.
V. VON GOETZ.
qCIDIALZRIED DOES NOT HAVE
1J any Nebraska tobacco cigars, but ho
does havo somo of the best in tho city;
also a full line of manufactured tobacco
and smokors' articles.
DON'T TOBACCO SPIT OR SMOKE
your life away, is the truthful, start
ling title of a httlo book that tolls all
about No-to-bac. tho wonderful, harm
less Guaranteed tobacco habit cure. The
cost is trifling and the man who wants
to quit and can't runs no physical or
financial risk in using "No-to-bac " Sold
by all druggists. Book at drug stores or
by mail free. Address, The Sterling
(Remedy Co, Indiana Mineral Springs,
To World's Fair Visitors,
Secure your rooms while visiting tho
World's fair through the Chicago rental
agency, Masonic Temple, Chicago. 111.
Certificates and world's fair maps fur
nished free to any ono by calling on '
Lester Eells, agent for Lincoln crunty,
offico in Foley's block, North Platte, Nob. ,
j.aire tno union I'acuic rvortn western
line at your homo station, thereby avoid
ing any change of cars. Ask your agent
for Union Pacific and Northwestern
tickets to tho world's fair, Chicago.
TO WHOSI IT MAY CONCERN.
Tho undersigned herebr rItcs notice that oa the
19th day of November, 1S31, he purchased at public
tax pale from the treasurer of Lincoln county,
Jebra!kn. the following described premises to-wit:
Southwest quarter Section 33, Township 10 north
of Range 32 west of Birth prlnclpat meridian, in
Lincoln county, Nebraska, said promise were sold
for the taxes assessed for the year 1HW in the
name of Thomas It. Hughe who U the record
owner of said premises; that the time for the re
demption of said premie from said tax sale will
expire November 19th. 1S03.
Dated July 31st, 1SSO.
HENRY WAITT, Purchaser.
By T. C. Patteesos, Vis Attorney. 303
STOCK FOR SALE
The entire herd of cattle, including FIJLL-BLOOD
HEREFORD STOCK. Also Marcs, Geldings and
Stallions of all ages. Itfone better bred. ANY REAS
ONABLE OFFER ACCEPTED.
Scout's Rest Ranch,
NORTH PLATTE, .HEBU