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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27,1893.
Frank iE. Bullard has been confined
to the house for several days past
Gertie Feale fell on an icy pavement
aeaday evearag and sustained a rather
badly sprained ankle.
The Meeting: of the W. C. T. U. will"
be held ea Saturday afternoon, at three
o'eieok at the residence of Mrs. Slack.
Mrs. J. Li. McAllister and son, of
Buchasu precinct, were in town Satur
dayf'hariag business, in the probate
H. I. valsh,who has been employed
on the Era for a n amber of months, sev
ered his connection with that paper Sat
The editor is indebted to Mrs. David
Brunk, of Myrtle, for a generous sample
of her butter, which was of excellent
The first installment of the new
books ordered for the local Y. M. C. A.
arrived yesterday and are being' placed
in the cases.
Joseph Meyer, the liocur-t street
shoemaker, left Saturday night for a
visit of two weeks' duration with his
. family in the east.
The Brotherhood ef Railroad train
men bill hold their annual ball on the
evening of February Oth instead of 22d,
During Sunday night the wind blew
the awniue. acainst one of the nisi olaea
cwa in the McDonald bIoCMsmash-
ing it into smithereens.
The Episcopal dance, supper
fair on Wednesday evening of last week
was well attended, the net receipts
amountiag to about eighty dollars.
We learn that Bernard Beer, who
lately moved to Denver, is meeting with
gratifying success as a florist, and his
venture is turning out well financially.
J. S. Hinckley, one of tho progres
sive young teachers of the west end of
the county, left Monday to attend the
teachers' state convention in Lincoln.
Holiday rates of one and one-third
fare for tho round trip, distances within
200 miles, good for returning January
3d, 18IW, are now on sale at Union Pacific
The Hook and Ladder company will
not meet until' January 8th. By order
of the captain.
The streets and Btores presented a
very animated appearance Saturday, the
number of farmers in town being un
usually large. Merchants had a busy
time of it from morning until late at
The nineteenth annual, ball cf the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen at
the opera house next Friday evening
will lack nothing which goesto make a
dance 'enjoyable. It will be a fitting
close of the social gatherings of the
Married, on December 26th, by. Rev,
W. E. Hardaway, Maurice J. Horner, of
Rocky Fork, Col., to Miss Clara Wagener,
of Gothenburg. The bride and groom
will remain a few days in this vicinity
and then repair to their future home in
Colorado. May they live long and be
happy and useful.
Several gentlemen in town hung up
their stockings Christmas eve with the
expectation that they would find
federal appointment in them the next
morning, but the only thing the socks
contained was a huge chunk of frozen
disappointment seasoned with vinegar.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick,
say they. - -
a. xu .-laainson nas oeen licensed a
lay reader in the Unitarian church and
will hold regular services in the hall in
the future. The initial meeting was
held Friday evening last, the. services,
terminating with a social gathering of
the members in this city. Mr. Adam-
son is a highly cultivated and well road
NEW YEAR GREETING.
- I wish .tb. thant you all for your liberal patronage durt
irig the past year, and hope that in tie future our:dealC
ings will be as pleasant as in the past. "Wishing- you-alL-a
Happy andwsperous New Year, I remain,
CLINTON, The Jeweler.
' - A
Oar recml Poet.
The Early Hour Club metwith Mr. and
I Mrs. C. L. Adams on Monday evening,
lsec. loth. -The subjects for considers
tion were "Goethe, the Man of Letters,'
nd "Tyodall, the Scientist." The
closing feature of the programme" was
"Original Poems," "Invocation
Kjmanand will well fill ihe
I .tU V 1 l II j
jljjjj i wuium uc nas uoou caiiea.
Be fore TheJTk ib une again
press the new year of 1891 will have been
ushered in, and it is the wish' of the
writer that it may prove a prosperous
one to all, and especially to tho farmers
of the county, who above all need and
deserve a bounteous crop. When the
farmers are prosperous the business
man can smilo without effort, for it in
sures him a good trade.
Prof. Disraeli requests us to state
that the concert to be given next month
for the benefit of tho poor will be the
best that has yet been produced by home
talent. Tho programme will be varied,
consisting of piano so'os aedduets, vocal
solos, quartettes and double xjuartettes,
recitations by Miss Farnsworlh and
others, and possibly some special features
which will be announced later.
Tho newly elected county officials
will take their seat next week. It is
said T. T. Keliher will be deputy county
clerk, having a written promise of that
berth prior to election, and R. C. Hardin
will take the position now occupied by
RF. Forrest. .A. D. Orr will be Mr.
Buchanan's deputy, but as to who will
fill the deputy sheriffship report sayeth
If tho cuss who eeut the editor a
largo box containing ono very poor cigar,
wrapped in a great deal of cotton, as a
Christmas present will send his name to
this office ho will be given a "puff" fully
as terriblo as tho cigar proved. Iu
contrast with this individual is G. A.
Laing, who sent the editor a full b"X of
Gaya Lebru&s." tbaa which bo Saw-
chapter of which was publiahed oa uH-ar Moo&ln this Market, tjiiy has
The county commissioners will begin
to make annual settlement with county
"treasurer Clark in a day or two, a piece
of work that will consume two or three
Christmas trade in town was very
fair considering the stringency of the
times, and we believe merchants gen
erally speaking are quite well satisfied
with the results.
Jack Livingston took on a jag
Christmas evening and becoming some
what noisy and troublesome was landed
in jail. It took 57.50 the next morning
to square himself in the police court.
Dept. Commander Church was in
the eastern part of the state the latter
part of the week on business connected
with hia official position. He was the
principal speaker at a large camp-fire
held a Lincoln Thursday evening
"Foea in Ambush." the
E.Walker & Sona, the largest dry' PEREGRINATING PEOPLE.
goods firm m Kearney, made a voluntary Ty I. A. Fortwaa n Kearney yesterday
assignment Monday morning Tne,: talking irrigation.
total amount involved is $48,000.
The Episcopal Sunday-school will
have a Christmas tree in the chapel to
morrow evening, and a happy time for
the youngsters is anticipated.
There will be a public installation of
the newly elected officers of S. A. Doug
las Post and the W. R. C. at 7:30 p. to.
Saturday, Jan Gth. All are invited.
Christmas day was very quietly
passed by tho people of North Platte,
nearly every one contenting themselves
Mrs. I. A. Fort and
to Lincoln yesterday.
Mrs. B. McDonald and children left
last night for Vincennes, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Baldwin spent
Christmas with frienda.in Lexington.
Miss Cora Hinman. is home, from
Omaha to spend the holiday vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Park .were the
guests of Cheyenne friends Christmas.
Mrs. Pauline States, of Rawlins, is !
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, TO SANTA CLATJS.
ti m I a cUld and Santa Claua should coma
Within my room I'd aak him (or a dram.
And ties I think I'd try for otter toys
Ada to the want of little boys
A, whittle aad a horn would swell my Joys,
Aad other little thine to make big noise
Woold meel my heart's approral, and I'd bee
imm ta-rtalixlng thing with which to placae
rfy meter,r the afster of tome other chap
f Soaethteg to ehoot, or throw, or jerk, or snap
Were I a child, to Santa Claua' surprise.
Miss Allen went He'd nd ho aboct m J sUe!
to SanaTmore ,
v I wriiin
with partaking of a big dinner and en- VI8ting her parents and othor relatives
joying a rest.
But years haTe come and gone since I, a child,
By tales of Santa Class was most beguiled.
And bow if good Saint Nick should come to me
With plenitude of power and should agree
To grant me all I asked; my earnest plea.
The iarocatton of my Inmost soul would be
"Turn back the vanished years, O, Santa Clans,
And make me yoang and care-free, as I was
When as a child I .watched, with eager eyes.
The chimney corner, that I might surprise
Toa on your Christmas round, and watching,
tired and tiriag slept
And sleeping, dreamed you did not come and
Regular services at the Methodist
Episcopal church Sunday, except the
evening service, when tho congregation
is invited to attend the union services at
The Unitarian Sunday-school, of
which Mrs. Etta Bonner is superintend
ent, held a ChristmaB entertainment at
the hall Friday evening and the little
folks had a right royal time.
At the ministers' meeting Friday
afternoon it was decided to hold union
RArviCi rltirinry t.ha a-olr nf nr'tvtw
spending two evenings at each of tho
Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist
Episcopal churches, beginning Mondav,
January 8th, and taking the order given
The Knights Templar assembled at
the Bullard residence Christmas to drink
to the health of their grand master.
Most Eminent Sir Hugh McCurdy. It
is a custom with the Templars all over
the United States to gather together at
certain hour on Christmas to drink a
toast to the worthy grand master and to
the prosperity of the organization.
THIRD WAKD LOCAL EVENTS.
first page last week, is one of
one of the beet novels of the
day. The second and third chapters
will be found in this issue.
On the. occasion of her fiftieth birth
day last Wednesday, Mrs. Goo. .Nauman
was the recipient of a surprise party
from a large number of her friends, who
passed the evening very pleasantly and
before leaving presented Mrs. Xnuman
with a handsome set of silver kuive-,
forks and spoons.
The North Platto Clothing Co. is
the style of a firm which will open a
store in town about January 15th, and
it is expected tho base of operations will
be in tho room formerly occupied by E
J. Newton. A local business man will
supply the . capital and Morris Fowler
will be manager. Some additional facts
in regard to tbisnew establishment will
. be given in a week or two.
The unifonDB, arms and other accou
trementa for tho local company of Ne
braska National Guards arrived last
week, and the boys have been admiring
themselves while arrajod in sojer"
clothes. The members of the company
meet regular Monday evenings for drill
and are said to bo making rapid progress
in the evolutions.
Colonel Cody came is from New
York Saturday night, in which city he
had been for about two weeks on busi
ness pertaining to his show, which will
exhibit on Staten Island the coming
season. The Colonel is a bigger man in
New York than many multi-millionaires
who fleece lambs on Wall street, and
was interviewed by several dozen re
porters ob as many different subjects.
Robert Cameron, who has been the
gaeet of his brotherW. W. Cameron for
a week or two past, has for several'years
been sailing on the briny deep, his last
voyage being one which took him around
the world and lasted seventeen months.
The young "man has touched at many
foreign ports and brought back with
him a large collection of bric-a-brac
which he gathered in the countries
visited. On his roturn to New York Mr.
Cameron will enlist oh a United States
man-of-war for a trm of three years.
The records of the local signal office
for the past nineteen years show that
thoTotdest January during that period
was ib 1865 with an average of eight
degrees, aad the warmest that of 1880
with an average of thirty-two degrees.
The lowest temperature during any
January was on the 15th of that month
in 1888, when it recorded thirty-five
degrees below zero. The average preci
pitatioa for the month is thirth-nine one
hundredths of an inch; the heaviest
precipitation in January being 2.33
inches in 1879.
Those interested in ourproposedcity
electric iights will regret to learn that
State Auditor Moore has refused to
register the bonds. The grounds for
Mr. Moore's refusal is that no ordinance
calling for the election had been passed,
which is customary though not, it is
said, required by the statutes. It is
believed that the city could have com
pelled the auditor to register the bonds,
but it was feared such proceedings
would affect the salexf the bonds. The
result is tost the proposition will be re-
subautted to the votets . at the
aHy aisotioa next A pril.
Captaia our thanks; the other fellow has sot.
Probably acting on the suggestion
in last week's Tcibcve, Mr. Piercy, the
very accommodating observer at the
signal office, gave us a two inch fall of
snow Sunday and on Christmas thoro
wasjieard tho merry tingle of sleigh
bells. The white covering on Mother
Earth camo in very appropriately for a
Christmas without snow is hardly a
Christmas. It will no doubt be gratify
ing to tho public at large to know that
Observer Piercy has agreed to co-operate
with The Tkibunk in making weather to
order on short notice.
Very pleasant and enjoyable exer
cises were hold at the Methodist church
Christmas evening, consisting of a well
rendered programme of songs and recita
tions by the Sunday-school scholars.
The customary Christmas tree was done
away with, and instead the children
brought donations to be distributed
among tho poor of the city. Many
articles calculated to relievo hunger and
keep out the .cold were contributed by
the little ones, in addition to donations
of cash. Those contributions will bo
distributed by a committo. We under
stand the proceedings at the Presby
terian church were of a similar nature,
that school also donating provender and
clothes to tho needy.
It is safe to Eay that every farmer
who attended the irrigation convention
last week, will, asar as possible, follow
tho example of the Julesburg man who
gave his experience in irrigating a small
patch of ground by means of a windmill.
It is really wonderful tho amount of
garden truck that can be raised off an
acre of laud well irrigated and intensely
cultivated, and the farmer who tries the
experiment will bo more than satisfied
with the result. One gentleman in this
city who has a garden spot about 50x00
feet in extent kept an accurate account
of tho vegetables raised on the patch
and found that had the products been
sold at the market price they would
have realized nearly one hundred dollars.
Part of the ground produced three crops
of vegetables, namely, lettuce, peas and
turnips. Some of tho tomatoes raised
by this gardener weighed over two
pounds, and one vine produced over
Tho Ogalalla News, speaking of the
irrigation project of John Bratt and
others, which was referred to in these
columns last week, says: "John Bratt
has filed water right papers by which he
claims 1500 cubic feet per minute from
the North Platte river, to be taken out
between sections 9 and 10, 15-40, on the
north side of the river. The land to be
covered by the ditch lies in tewnships
13 to 17, ranges 30 to 40, .a tract about
thirty-six miles by sixty, reaching into
Lincoln county. If Mr. Bratt covers
this territory he will surely need a big
ditch. The papers call for a canal 80
feet wide at the head. Mr. Bratt has
aiso nieu papers in ueuei county lor a
COLLECTED BY ALIIH
'flirt ' n in n 1 f.nnllAn4l f
storing engines on.
Andy Scharmann spent a week
his sister in Thayer county. Nob.
Mrs. Frank Winn presented hor hus
band with a girl baby a few days before
Harry Bask ins, who is now located at
Tie Siding, Wyo., is spending the holi
days with his mother.
Tho water pipe between the tank nnd
round house is causing some trouble by
leaking. It was repaired again yester
day. There sro some men who thiuk thoy
must get drunk on Christmas a3 well, as
on aay otlier holiday aad quite a .few
were unable to walk to a line.
' The freoe-fteriaa Sanday school in-
stead of giTtag preseaU this Christaaas
xceived- aeaaGea- vaneedy.- and
several taaiilies have been helped with
Al Johnson, who has been, working
for the B. fe M. in McCook, iB in town.
His family preceded him because he was
called to Illinois by the sickness of his
The boys and girls are having a gay
time hooking their sleds to wagons,
buggies and cutters. There ought to be
a hill near town for coasting purposes,
but a toboggan slido iB as nour as we
can get to a hill and somebody ought to
figure out the profit to be made in run
ning a slide.
Shop and Road Notes.
Leo Hart spent several days in Omaha
the latter part of the week.
J. M. Kannio loft Saturday for a few
dayffof recreation in Omaha.
Machinist Stewart and wife spent
Christmas with the latter's parents at
George Hartman, formerly of this city,
is now running a train on the C. R. I. &
P, out of Trenton, Mo.
Engineer Chas. Black and family are
visiting friends in Des Moines, and will
also visit in Galesburg, 111., before re
Thos Haley, who is working in the
sheet iron department of the Cheyenne
shops, has been spending tho past week
with his parents.
John Dwyer is back from St Joe, Mo.,
where he has been attending school.
Ho will probably re-enter the shops
when a vacancy occurs.
. A large air reservoir has just been
constructed in the boiler shop to take
the place of the ono in tho round-house
which collapsed some time ago.
As predicted lust week in these note?,
the three wells just finished at the shops
have prorcd insufficient to supply the
water needed, and arrangements are
being made to drive two more wells as
rapidly as possible.
The vacancy of foremanship in Sid
ney, caused by the resignation of R. A.
Miller, has not yet been filled. Charley
Peterson has charge temporarily, and
Peter Smith has been set there to do
the work needed on the engines.
Among the engines turned out the
latter part of the week were the 716 and
the 709. The 079 will be finished this
week, as will nlso the 822. The latter
comes out with new firebox, axles, tires,
flues, woodword and frames, and when
in charge of A. B. Bonner can be relied
upon in any emergency
Notwithstanding short hours, short
help, and the machinists' strike, an
extraordinary amount of work has been
performed in the North Platte shops
during the year just drawing to a close.
Fifty-three engines have received what
is termed heavy repairs, and forty-nine
Among tho visitors to town the latter
part of the week was James Wilson, of
Miss Susie Logan, of Cheyenne, has
been the guest of North Platte friends
for soveral days past.
E. F. Hideout left for Omaha this
morning to attend a meeting of the state
Y. M. C. A. secretaries.
C. A. Diamond is spendiug the holi "ay
vacation. m town as the guest, of his sis
ter, Mrs. H. S. Keith.
Dr. and Mrs. McDonald, of Omaha,
have been the guests of their son,Kev.L.
P. McDonald, for a week nast.
Walter Hoagland and Herbert Covell,
a. "f A A t Sa . v .
sumenie ac ine siate university, are
p-ssing the holidays at home.
vaugbn Jlinman, who has been at
Salt Lake for some time cast, visited
his parents in town Christmas.
Miss Bertha Owens, of Cheyenne.came
down the latter pnrt of the week and
has been visiting North Platte friends.
Mrs. Franklin Peale is in Lexington,
having been called there bv the serious j
illness of hor son-in-law, Dr. Baker.
Miss Louise Gilman, a student at the
Platte Institute, at Kearney, is spending
the holiday vacation with her parents.
Arthur McNamara returned yesterday
morning from Omaha, where he passed
Christmas with hissi6ter.Mrs Barkalow.
iUis l' arnesworth is a guest of her
parents at Boulder, Colo., having left
for that place the latter part of the
Mr. and Mrs. Brown, of Sau Francisco.
are tho gue-ts of Mr. and Mrs. P. H.
Sullivan. Mrs. Brown is a sister of Mr.
Will Vbllmer, who has been at Pcrrv,
Oklahoma, for several weeks, will "visit
North Platte on business the early part
or next month.
of the South Sioux CSr,
hm beea in towrr Ifee
visiting relatives. .
Jataes B. r McDoeaW,
lucrative iweitioa ia".
Dandy's office ia'IOna: spent:
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mas wun tus parents.
Denny Redmond leaves noxt
Perry, Oklahoma. Vhere ho wW,-fcr
time take charge of tho WeborrToH
mer clothing store.
Misses Jessie Bratt and Mabel Goesee,
who are attending the statelWpispaj
school at Peru, returned home' last .Wtfc
to spend tho holiday vacation..
Supt. Barber, of the public Sell!
went to Kearney Sunday night to
Christmas and from there goes to
state teachers' convention at Lincofor
Misses Belle and Blanche Buckworth,
the former teaching at Hastings, aad tbe"
latter attending tho state normal gcfciesi.
at Peru, are homo to spend the hoi
uounty supt. Miss Jiosrord is in
coin this week attending the teachers'
convention, as is,aleo Prof. Meredith.aal
two or three other North Plat te teachers
Major Lester Walker was a Waehiif--J
ton visitor last week, and his p:
Dear Santa Clans, yon know I am not hard to
I would not care to bother yon or teaie.
Just give me anything yon hare on hand.
A nice piano, either upright or a grand,
I doiot care, just sait.yourself
The grand is nicer. For filthy lucre, pelf.
I'm not at all particular. Indeed
A thousand now or may be' more I need
To buV a seal skin sacqae, a dress or two
I do not think that much at all, do tout
Then, if j6n have one othorwise just let it go,
I'd like a nice coupe, I did not know
That yon wonid think of it and so make btild
To 'drop a word, you're such a dear old
Santa Clans, I know you'll bring it me -Oh,
wait lie's gonpl Well go, you old. Feejee!
INVOCATION TO SANTA CLAUS.
. Not all for self, but others;
Good Saint, send us thine aid.
That ont of all God's children
None want, or be afraid.
Since the best love man can offer
. To the God of love, be sure,
la kindness to his little ones
And bounty to his poor.
Come, fill our hearts with klnduosj
To those along our way,
Let each who shares thy bounty
Help others, on this day.
Let homes where there is plenty,
- And smiling kindred meet,
Jlemeruber friendless children
And the beggar on the street.
Friend Santa Clan, give enrl
Loam' you that I am here
To do some slight invoking!
Last year some friends of inlno
.WIhed that yon would resign,
' ' You seemed go old and poklug.
Yon do the best you can,
-Hat then, you are n man!
'Tie really quite pnm'kiog
Just wait I've just begun.
This year you mustn't blun-
Der quite so wildly.
Did you not iulss your calliug:
Tour presents were appalling.
To state it mildly.
This year I think you'd better
Send money in a letter
To my direction.
Just come and do my moppiug
I'll go and do the ohopplng
And make selection.
December 2Gtb, 1803.
tZZtt'? iI.ko XTit.
at the capital has led some to think tjie
big ditch to begin in the neighborhood j J-St repairs. Nine new fire boxes have
of Oshkosh." It is further learned that
the ditchos will irrigate the lands of the
Ogalalla Land and Cattle Company,
containing 100,000 acres, and the Coo Jc
Carter tract of 200,000 acres, and inter-:
vening lands. It is their intention to
colonize these lands in small farms for
sugar beet culture, as the soil is a sandy
loan, very fertile aaaesyeeiaily aaapUi
- to eucar beet raieieg.' - "
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been built and put in, several stationary
boilers.from points along the road have
been repaired, and a large number of
boiler flues have been put in. The
average monthly pay-roll for the shops
during the past year has been $16,000.
-Use North Platte patent flour.
Every saek guaranteed, If not satlfac-
tacy. w every
rafaadetl. For. sale by.aH
he is in line as an applicant for the
P. W. Sittion camo in fro
bunday and passed Christmas with
family. During the past month kff
work, that of repairing furniture ia the
Union Pacific hotols, has taken "hi taas
far west as Huntington, Oregon.
R. R. Y. M. C. A. M
Next Sunday at 4:15 p. m. we will held
our men's meeting in the Baptist church.
Robert Weidensall, who has been a
member of the international committee
of tho Y. M. C. A. for twentv-flve Tears.
will address the meeting. Mr., Weidea-
s;ill will also address a union meeting of
the churches, and association Suaday
night in Keith's hall. At this meetiag
there will be a report of the Y. M. C A.:;
for the past year's work. Abo report;
from the ladies' auxiliary. Good muaW
will be given by a new male quartette.
Every person come and briag gospel
hymns No. 5.
The annual business meeting of the
Y. M. C. A. will he held in the roetae
Monday night, January 1st, at 73$ 'for
the consideration of all business to cossa
up. Every member should be there.
The earlier symptoms of 'dyspepsia,
such as distress after eating, beartbara,
and occasional headaches, should not be
neglected. Take Hood's Sarsaparilla
and be cured.
Hood's Pills are the beat faaiily
cathartic and liver medicine. Hsrailess,
List of letters remaining uactalled for
in the post office at North Platte, Neb.,
for the week ending December 27, 1883.
Brownlee, S S
Caple, J D
Campbell, M N
SchraraUaw. D C
Wise. Jom 2T -
Mre PS White
Held for postage J C Hall, Charles
ton, 111; A H Burbeck, Sac. City, Iowa;
Clarence Dibble, Black, So Dak; Mrs
Lizzie Bae, Brainerd,. Minn. Held for
address Mrs Frank McCartney, Laura
ElHcerone postal card.
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MrpeaUr have about completed
mb1TN: Ball's sew residenca.
hsppY to state that Mrs. Alex.
hlin'-s baby who; has been serious
ly; ill for some timo past is at present on
the.gaitr. Dr. Duncan has been in at
teBdaBce. -AJ1 those who attended the irrigation
.eoaveation held in North Platte on Tues
day and Wednesday last week from this
part of the county speak in glowing
terms of tho same.
a It is stated that John and Frank Toil-
lion havea patent on setting a wagon
tire;.when it comes off a wheel on a
wagon out on tho prairie loaded with
'-The foreman and one hand will per
ftyraa .the work on this section after the
beginning of the new year.
MrsTRichard Brown and Miss Saddie
Breoks helped to bwoII the crowd at the
EptscepaV fair and supper at North
Platte on Wednesday evening last week.
j!tiss(ate4 that E. Spitsnogle will
wbrsAthVjohn Fre'derici farm tho com
There will be a masquerade ball at
Hetfihey'on Friday night this week.
e" Brown cxDects to return to the
cn 8omeume next woeK.
ere is considerable water in the
South river at present, the first for
Jjrs. I. V. Zook and daughter Ida took
the train this morning for a visit with
relatives in Blanchard, Iowa.
It is stated that the Christmas tree at
Stoddard' school house on Saturday
evening last was a grand success in
every respect and a social time enjoyed
.J. -L. Terry and wife are enjoying
thejatelvcs with relatives and friends in
Grand Island this week.
Several of the citizens from this part
of the valley transacted business at the
aly capitol on Saturday last.
A' few of the section men at this place
Hershoy took on a "jag" at the latter
place on Monday.
Christmas passed off quietly in this
yiciaity. In a few places a number of
frieHids and relatives got together and
eajoyed themselves in various ways but
bo great demonstrations were made.
We have been informed that the
Christmas tree at Hershey Saturday
eveaing, December 23d, was quite well
patronized nnd a pleasant time enjoyed.
A. man from Sunshine informed us
reeeotjy that he raised seven squashes
oft one vine on unirrigated land last
season. The smallest one weighed
eight pounds and the largest one hun
dred and eighty pounds. Next.
Andrew Anderson, who now owns the
Zook farm near the station baa rented
the same to a party from Hershey.
Will JohnBot has rented some land
UMsvr yjaJIon, where be will try his
aajad- at- farming the coming season.
Un We understand that J. G. Feeken has
given up his trip to Crete and will re
liata on his farm.
'JbhhToillion has removed from the
pt.?Li. Park farm onto his own near
Kiehols and his brother Frank now re
Sides on, the Park farm, which he has
rented for the coming year.
- D. W-Bakwvpf North Platte, was try
ing to purchase some stock in this local
ity the latter of the week.
Cosamissioners Hammond , and Diehl
ewiBg the roadaia thia. vicinity
Fred. Leach, from the south side, is
painting the ditch company's new resi
Will Funkhouser returned home a few
dayB since after an absence of several
Miss Cal Sullivan has been suffering
or less from the grippe for the past
but- is about convalescent at this
iui) secuon men irom Jtiershey as
sisted those of this place in repairing the
tracks at this station on Saturday last
Two carloads of cinders were dumped
hereon Friday to be used in filling in
oa the main track.
A number ef people in this locality
took advantage of the snow the first of
the week by indulging in sleigh rides.
The pupils of this district, as well as
those of many other districts, are enjoy
ing a vacation during the holidays.
Simmons & Adams, who are erecting
the new residences for the ditch compa
ny, are getting along rapidly with the
W. O. Thompson is looking after the
ditch company's interests during the ab
souce of the superintendent.
A. B. Goodwin's residence; has been
adorned with a fresh coat of red paint,
the usual color for tho ditch company's
The recent rain and snow has
given the dry land farmers some en
couragement for good crops the coming
It began raining at this place about
three o'clock Sunday morning and con
tinued until about 1 p. m. when it
turned to snow, which prevailed until
about 6, leaving the ground covered with
about two inches of the "beautiful."
1 A ? 1 af a -1 ma
oul it is iast disappearing. This is
thought by many to be one of the bone-
fits that this country is to derive from
the irrigation convention held at North
Platte last week. Pat.
BEPOBT OF THE COXDITIOS OF
The First National Bank
At North Platte, in the State of Nebraska, at
the close of bviness, December 19th, 1896.
Loans and discounts $12fl 972 07
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 89 S
U. 8. bonds to secure circulation 13 600 00
premiums on u. S. bonds 1 875 00
Stocks, securities, etc S 807 01
Banklng-houso, furniture and fixtures. 22 612 49
Other real estate and mortgages owned . 4 837 05
Due from state banks and bankers.... 118 29
me zrom acnrovBd reaervn rt 11 a-u srr
Checks and other cash items ill 73
.Notes of other national banks 490 00
jc racuonai paper currency, nickels and
ce 15 70
JUawruK u oxrr xxazmTx ix u. -mr
Specie m 681 so
Legal tender notes 2 500 CO
V. 8. certiflcaeta of Jeooslt for Ieml
tenders ; - ia 101 so
BedempUon fund with U. S. Treasurer,
inve per cent of circulation) 662 60
Total 200 815 75
Capital stock paid in $ 50 000 00
Undivided profits, less expenses and
National Bank notes outstanding
u uwer uuuuu usuas.. ...
Due to State Banks and bankers
Individual deposits subject to check....
Demand certificates of denoalt
nmo ceruncaies 01 deposit
22 500 00
11 230 00
1 175 49
48 167 37
62 492 24
; , " ............ u-
Cashier's checks outstanding 3 090 90
Total $200 815
State of Nebraska, Lincoln County a. s.
I. Arthur McNamara. cashier nf thn hm.
namea cans, uo solemnly swear that the above
statement, is true to tne best of my knowledge and
belief. ARTHUR McNAMARA. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before mi thU 9flh its
of December, 1893.
B. BrcHAXAx, Notary Public
Correct Attest: E. M. F. Lxi-laso, )
Jams P. Cam, Directors.
Cub. W. Bnrx, )
P. J. Nichols, our prominent grocery
mnn disposes of one carload per month
of Hour and feed ground bv the Elsie
La grippo is prevalent in "Wallace and
icinity and of rather a malignant typo.
W. H. McDermott, neai Somerset, had
mammoth bull killed by quail hunters
in his enclosure. He now positively
refuses to a How any more Bhooting on
is premises. In order to get rid of the
pesky quail he will resort to the trap.
S. C. Chase has returned from a trip
through the eastern part of this state,
Kansas and Missouri, where he has for
several weeks been seeking a location
wherein he might better his financial
condition. He has almost concluded
that that can't bo done and will pmbably
Mrs. P. E. Wood and family left Fri
day last to meet F. E., who is u few miles
east of St. Joe, Mo., whore thoy will
probably locate. Mrs. Wood will also
meet her pnrents who live near that
Soveral of the young folks of Wallace
attended a ball at Luke Manderville's
Christmas night, and danced until their
legs were sore, (so they say). The
rugged and husky young bucks Bhould
a?e better jodgtBest than to impose such
vast taxation upon the muscular texture
of the inferior extremities of those of
the weak yet willing minds.
Waliaoe has a groceryman wuo is en
dowed with some very peculiar traits of
character. As a conductor of tho mer
cantile business he stands on tho top
round of the ladder, also as a manipu
lator of the trowel, both opera to and
speculative. Furthermore, he is a lover
cf tho shotgun, and spends considerable
time in search of the feathered tribe,
and woe unto tho univary bird that
come3 nigh him m his path. But " when
overtaken by darkness, being weary of
his day's journey, he falls comatose state
and talks in his sleep. Ho imagines his
travels have been many miles, nnd 'ho
terminus of tho journey, tho residence
of a widow woman. He criticizes his
driver for adopting tho adago that the
furthest way around is the nearest way
to the fire. After Tetiring and annoying
the driver (his bed follow) for an hour,
ho falls into a moro profound slumber
and happy dreams carry him into a
delightful hunting ground where in
fancy at the bang of his pump gun he
sees tho innocents fall beneath his amor
ous grasp, until early morn he awakens
in disappointment, arises and returns
home before breakfast.
Chas. Soule and wife, L. C. Lenon and
family, assisted Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kain
on Christmas day to dovour a drove of
turkeys, with all the necessary appur
tenances thereto. Mr. Kain ordered
another carload of supplies on the fol
The Congregational folks distributed
presents from a very artistically dressed
Christmas tree on Christmas night. The
audience was large, and tho gifts numor
our and well selected.
Jack McCIellan, of Lincoln, who. in
tho past few months has made himself
very conspicuous aa a shotgun sport in
this vicinity and has also gained the
friendship of all who become acquainted
with him, left for home last Saturday.
P.E.Sullivan returned last Saturday
from a somewhut extensive sojourn in
Illinois. The principal part of the time
was spent in the vicinity of Spring
Valley, where he purchased quite a herd
of cattle and sold the same on the 12th
of this month at public auction, realiz
ing a handsomo profit.
Wm. Router, second assistant post
master general of the Wallace postoffice,
has invested the waiting room of the
office with a somewhat extensive stock'
of fancy confectioneries, which ho will
handle in connection with his stationer
business. He will also handle cigars
and tobacco, and until further notice
will sell postage stamps at cost. '
In a few dayB Wallace will be invested
with another grocery under the manage
ment of J. H. Seaton, in his building on
Commercial Avenue. A part of the
fixtures are already delivered and the
grand opening will be in the near future.
Mr. S. is no spring chick in business and
will realize a liberal share of the patron
age tributary to this city.
Tho Arnettneo Meadows restaurant
has ceased to exist; Arnett having closed
out his merchandise and the fixtures,
which were owned by Meadows, were
sold under a chattel mortgage last Sat
urday. It is rioised, however, .that Wm.
N. Sweet will occupy the premises
shortly in the same line of business.
Ed. Nation spent Christmas day and
night with uncle Robert Horder and a
part of bis famUy, kayiag.Wallaca with
a .cartoon of Christ goods.' Uncle
Robert says Ed's actions indicatad water
The grand ball at Luke MandervUle-a
on Christmas night -will be counteracted
by another at the Wallace House on
New Tears night. The Wallace lovers
of tho ball room will not be outdone.
W. W. Allen, of St. Paul, Minn., is
spending a few days with his parents
and sisters Mrs. Patterson and Mrs.
L. A. VanTilborg reports tho heaviest
trado in holiday goods ho hns ever had
At the annual election of officers in
the A. O. U. W., last night, the following
officors wero elected: M. W.. L. A.
VanTilborg; P. 31. W, E. H. Shnw
1'oreman, A. Howe; Recorder, O
Schofield; Financier, L. W. Rogers
Receiver, Ed Killinn; Guide, M. E.
Patterson; Overseer, John Hammond; I.
Y., J. n. Seaton; O. W., J. B. Tridle.
Fifteen years ago a few
carp-were turned loose in a littl
county stream called
now the boys in the count
a bushel of fun spearing thi
children of the original'
creek is fairly alive with '
At a country school i
two large boys becamej
the lady teacher im
home. They refused tol
locked them out The pi
by-two scantling, broke do
and whippedtheir teacher,
Advertisements under this head 1
charged 1 cent ner word each In
but nothing accepted for lees than jl
riHOICE FAMILY GROCI
J at the original North Side Gr
Store. Also Feed of all kinds and Fi
Country Produce. Give me a call.
V. VON GO!
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Use North Platto natent flour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
tory in every instance money will bo
refunded. For sale bv all dealers.
Hershey & Co's.
TOE ORIGINAL NRTH -SEDL
1 Grocery Store is the place to bay
groceries oheap. I take speeial aaina
o keep ajce freak country produce and '
win noi sen anytninir in this me ucIbm
can recommend it.
V. VON GOETZ.
CHMALZRIED DOES NOT HAVE
any Nebraska tobacco ciears. but he
does have some of the best in tho citv:
also a full line of manufactured tobacco
and smokers' articles.
Decemdeb 2Gth, 1893.
Christmas passed quietly. Several of
tho neighboring school houses had trees
in the good old fashioned way, but some
Sutherland people who are ever after
tho almighty dollar turned the tree here
V i ,. . -
mio u money maKing scneme and very
little real Christmas pleasure was expe
rienced. Many people camo with pres-
euia tor ineir irienu3. wnicn inev in
tended to place on the tree, but they
wero met at tho door with a "twenty-
five cents please" welcome which com
pletely dashed their ardor and thoy car-
rieci ineir presents oacit Home again,
where they were sure they "could be
haudlcd without commission or percent
W.iLHoltry has his housa . plastered
and will move his family here shortly.
Emil Dringman has been finishing tho
painting on the church and it presents a
very neat appearance.
J. H. Jonnson is visiting with relatives
and friends in southwestern Iowa.
Nat McGtath is tho champion turkey
raffler" of this part of the country, and
O. W. Hostctter is tho champion "rust
ler'' of tho samo fowl.
Mrs. John Piorson has returned from
Illinois, where she had been visiting the
pa6t few months.
Fred Piorson and wife, Chas. Gray
and Jlr. Thatcher, of Perkins county,
wero on our streets Saturday.
Sutherland was vvell represented at
the irrigation convention at North
Platte and many talk of trying some of
the different plans suggested, thoro for
irrigating small pieces of land.
Mr. Dringman has removed to North
Phtte for a while to follow the shoe
Damo Rumor has it that we will have
a new depot in the near future. This is
certainly a much needed improvement,
as the people aro obliged to wait nut-side-for
tho morning trains and freight
has to lay out nnd take all kinds of
John Hawley and .family of North
Platte spent Christinas with George C.
White. Tho Judgo has turned farmer,
and when he gets on his Buit of blue he
handles his team of horses iu tho same
dignified manner that ho did tho jury in
Baled hay is being shipped from here
by almost every train and the hay men
have been taking advantage of the fine
weather to keep their presses flying.
Plenty snow Sunday; all were glad to
sco it come.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilson and Mr. and
Mrs. S. G. Diehl and family spent Christ
mas with relatives in North Platto.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Gibbens and fami
ly of Hershey were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. David Brunk Monday.
Two young ladies who have been
staying in North Platte for some time
past, while driving out in the country,
saw a drovo of pigs when one of them
remarked "oh, my! see that drove of cat
tle." How people do change.
Curtis Gnbling and Miss Cora Combs
came down from Gandy to spend Christ
mas at Myrtle.
A few young peoplo gathered at the
home of Mr. Neel Monday and enjoyed
themselves eating turkey and in a social
A number of the young folks met at
Mr. Menzie's Saturday evening to pop
corn and make pop corn balls for Christ
mas. A social hop took placo at the home
of Mr. Burns Christmas evening.
Misses Dolly and Myrtle Brunk came
home Saturday to spend Christmas, but
will return to North Platte to attend
school the rest of the winter. Miss Kale
Crabtree will also attend school in North
Platte this winter.
Charley Wiberg came up from North
Platte Saturday to spend Christmas at
A. E. Moore who has been at Crab
Orchard for a week has taken unto him
self a wife. He has our best wishes, for
future prosperity and happiness.
Coyotes are getting quite plentiful in
this section and also quite tamo, as they
will come close to a houso.
Myrtle did not have a Christmas tree
this year but had a social at the home
of David Brunk. which was equally as
good. Tho programme consisted of
singing, recitations, readings and a short
address on Christmas by Rev. Derre
berry. There were about fifty present,
and at a seasonable hour the tables were
loaded with good things to which all did
ample justice. A few games were in
dulged in after supper-and then the peo
ple departed for their hones well pleased
with the entertainment. C. IL
DONT TOBACCO SPIT OR SMOKE
your life away, is the truthful, start
ling title of a Itttle book that tolls all
about No-to-bac, the. 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
I Remedy Co, Indiana Mineral Springs,
SUFFERING WOMEN WILL ASK
their druggist for Dr. Maude Hor
rold's Tonic Suppomtories. Sold bvA.
.r.oireuz, uruggist, iorin iriaue, rteb.
Platte Valley Lodge No. 18,
I. O. G. T.v
Meets every THURSDAY EVENING at
7-30 in First National Bank Hall.
UNITE WITH US.
Use North Platte patent flour.
Every sack guaranteed. If not satisfac
tory in every instance money will bo
refunded. For saio bv all dealers.
Have you houses for rent? If so, list
them with T. C, Pattoraon and you, will
Dr. Salisbury, tho painless dentist,
may bo found at Dr. Longley's office on
tho third Mondav and the followinir
Tuesday of each month, and will extend
his visit as much lontrer as business
1,000 Pairs of Shoes atone-
half price. A large assort
ment of ladies', children's,
men's and boys' shoes. They
are odds and ends. We need
the room. They are now cn
our bargain counter.
You buy a $1.00 Shoe at
You buy a $2.00 Shoe at
You buy a S3. 00 Shoe at
one dollar and fifty cents.
Look them over and save
one-half your money. Don't
delay; come early.
AT OTTEN'S SHOE ST0EE.
In tho matter of the estate of Albert Mnrah.
Notice Is hereby KiTea that the creditors of said
deceaed will meet tho executor of said estate
before me. County Judge of Lincoln county, Ne
braska, at the county court room, in said eountr.
on the 27th day of April. 1894, on tho 26th day of
tMay, 1331, anil on the 27lh day of June, 18W, at 1
o'clock p. m. each day, for the purpose of present
Intr their claims for examination, adjustment and
allowanco. Six months nro allowed for creditor-
o present their claims, and one year for the
oxeoutor to settle said estate, from the 27th
lny of December, 1893. This noUce will be pub
lished in the Nobth Puittk Tbibcme newspaper
for four weeks successiTely, on and after Decem
ber 27th, 1393. JAMES M. ItAY,
1 County Judgo.
In the mattor of the Estate of John L- McAllis
Notice is hereby Klren that the creditors of said
deceased -will meet the administrator of said estate
before me. County Judgo of Lincoln county, Ne-
orasaa, ai me county court room In said county,
on the 27Ux day of April. 1S94, on the 26th day of
May. 183i, and on the 27th day of June, 1894, at 1
o'clock p. m. each day. for the Durooee of Dresent-
lntr their claims for examination, adjustment and
allowance. Six months are allowed for creditors to
present their claims and one year for the adminis
trator to settle said estate from the 27th day of
December, 1S93. This notice will be published in
the North Yzxttk Tbibuke newspaper for four
weeks successively on and after December 27th.
1S93. JAMES M. RAY.
511 County Judge.
The Triune- and
Both one year $1.30.
This ought to proye sat
isfactory to even the fellow
wants the earth: for a nickel.
Come in and get double
Yalue for your: money. '
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