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IRA L. BARE, Editor and PnorniETor.
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En tered at the North Platte ( Nebraska) postoffice as
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1894.
If certain negotiations now pend
ing are consummated The Triijuxe
will be issued semi-weekly after Jan
Several newspapers are alread'
talking Jack MacColl for governor
in 18. It's a little early for
that kind of work, but it, is evi
dence that the popular Jack lias lost
none of his popularity.
The friends of Judge Thurston
claim that they have secured suffi
cient support to elect him United
States senator. The Tribune !
trusts this claim will hold good
when the ballot is taken.
Rev. M. T. Maize, of Custer
county, is a candidate for chapain
of the house. He is a good preacher
and his pra-ers are likely to be as
fervent and productive of as much
good as those of an v man who could
Lincoln county should have a
large delegation at the irrigation
convention at Kearney next week.
This is one of the banner irrigation
counties in the state, and the peo
ple of the state ought to know it.
if thev don't alreadv.
It is said several local
sought to convince Judge
last week that the- were
of a state appointment.
understood the governor-elect
them little encouragement. Too
bad all pops cannot be given office.
It looks as though some of the
pop patriots in this county, who
have been hugging the delusion
that Holcomb would appoint them
to office, will be compelled to start
out and look for work. Some of
them have been hanging- on the
ragged edge ever since the fall of
The Tribune copies liberally
from the Chicago Inter Ocean for
the reason that it is a clean-cut ad
vocate of true republicanism, and
every good citizen can well afford
to heed its advice. The journals
from which the Era draws its in
spiration are of the kind that en
The recent attack of the Bee on
Secretary Allen shows how unfair
the little joss is to all who have in
one way or another incurred his
displeasure. The charges made by
the Bee are completely refuted by
Mr Allen, and the latter clearly
shows that his administration of
the office of secretary of state has
been an economical one.
Havinc. re-elected Mr. Kern to
congress some of the populists of
the Sixth district do not seem to be
very much elated over the feat. A
late Custer County Beacon, a pop
ulist paper published at the home
of the congressional nonentity, con
tains a liberal sprinkling of edi
torial paragraphs like the follow
ing, all aimed at Mr Kem:
Is it possible Kem has actually
reappointed the Lincoln egotist as
his private secretary? Is there no
one in his big congressional district
with brains enough to plav second
fiddle to Kem?
Til wipe my feet on you: I'll kick
3'ou and stamp you in the earth,
but don't you squeal, because if you
do I'll hurt the party. It's big I and
little you." Such is the spirit which
a little authority gives a fool.
Kem says, "So far as the news
papers of this district are con
cerned they had as well be in the
bottom of the sea." The other rep
resentatives of the press may
think it all right, but we wouldn't
relish it from any one, much less
from a fellow who spells bottom
with one t and God with a little g.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press gives
an instance of the way in which the
democratic tariff effects the farm
ers. The owners of a big buck
wheat mill at Fairchild, "Wis., have
been paying the "Wisconsin farmers
SO cents for buckwheat. A few days
ago they were offered Canadian
buckwheat for 60 cents a bushel,
and have ordered a lot of it at that
price. A short time before this a
firm of Milwaukee distillers had im
ported from southern Russia 103.
000 bushels of barley which by rea
son of the reduction ot the duty
thereon by the democratic tariff,
was laid down in Milwaukee over
5,000 miles from it place of produc
tion, some 10 cents a bushel lower
than the price which had been pre
viously paid for barley to American
farmers, a reduction of 20 a bushel
in the price of buckwheat and ot 10
cents a bushel in the price of barley
through the competition of the
Canadian farmers and Russian peas
ants with the farmers of Minne
sota and Wisconsin. This a speci
men of what the democratic tariff
has done for the fanners of these
The attorney general elect, Mr.
Churchill, thinks the maximum rate
case ought to be taken to the su
preme court on appeal from the de
cision of Judre Brewer. General
Churchill maintains that until the
reasonableness of a rate is deter
mined, as it ultimately must be by
the supreme court of the United
States, there can be no certainty in
legislation upon the subject of
either passenger or freight rates,
and for this reason the case ought
to be appealed and these questions
settled as soon as possible.
The State Banking Board has
prepared its report from Nov. 5,
1892, to date. The report shows
that seventy-three banks have in
that period discontinued business.
Of that number all but nineteen
went into voluntary liquidation for
the purpose of retiring from busi
ness, paying creditors in full. Of
the nineteen in the hands of receiv
ers, the report says that all but six
will pay 1(H) cents on the dollar,
and of the six it is believed that
three will do likewise. There are
500 banks now doing business iu
Nebraska, exclusive of the
national banks. The report will
sav that no better showing of state
banks is made by any other state
in the union. The total capital
stock of the seventy-three suspended
banks is $1,340,500(1. The total
amount of the deposits in the same
banks was Sl,f72,-138.34.
The total precipitation for the
month of November in Neberaska
was only eleven hundreth of an
inch, the lowest in twentv-four
years without a single exception
The deficiency in rainfall for the
month was 1.11. and the accumu
lated delicienev since the lirst of
January amounts to 15.24 inches
The year has been one of the driest
on record and also one of the warm
est, the excess of temperature since
the first of the vear amounting to
an average oi J. jZ.w degrees per
dav. In looking over the records
for the past twenty-four years it is
found that there is nothing parti
cularly discouraging in the dryness
of the past month. Pry summers
and dry falls are often followed by
wet weather in the following spring
and summer. It will be rembered
that the fall of 1890 was very much
like the fall of 1S94, while the sum
mer of 1891 brought an excess of
rainfall and one of the most bounti
ful crops ever raised in the Missouri
vallev. State Journal.
a crop. Thorough cultivation and
careful irrigation is the rule
tliat prevails even-where and under
all circumstances, but the study of
the soil and the plant is necessary
with the farmer in order that he
may receive the highest reward for
his. labor, or in other words, intelli
gent application is necessary to the
irrigation farmer the same as all
other business and while necessary
in all farming it is doubly neces
sary in irrigation farming.
THE "BALTIMORE PLAN'
A. B. Hepburn, iu December
Forum, says: "The Baltimore plan
proposes to amend the national
bank act so as no longer to require
governmet bonds as security for
circulation, but provide a safety
fund instead; to allow banks to is
sue circulation to 50 per cent of
their paid up unimpaired capital,
and. in an emergencys 75 per cent.
All notes of failed bauks are to
be redeemed by the government, as
under the present law. A guaran
tee, or safety fund, equal to 5 per
of .' the outstanding circulation.
From this fund the government is
to redeem notes of failed banks.
The government also retains a
prior lieu upon the assets of failed
banks, including stock holders'
liability, as now provided by law.
in order to replenish this safetv
fund and protect itself against pos
sible loss. Practically, the onlv
change is to substitute a guaran
tee fund for goverment bonds as
security, the other changes being in
cidental. The details are open to
discussion and improvement, but I
believe the principles to be right.
Just such a law as the one pro
posed by the Baltimore bankers is
now in successful operation in the
Dominion of Canada, except that
the Canadian law allow circulation
to the par of unimparied capital
and the goverment assumes no
responsibility for the redemption
of failed banks' notes beyond the
application of the 5 per cent fund.
The law has proved eminently suc
cessful and satisfactory in Canada.
In the light of these facts no one
can dispute the safety of the plan."
To the irrigation farmer we desire
to impress upon his mind the im
portance of deep plowing. Because
you have plenty of water to irrigate
your five acre spot and can irrigate
it frequently is no reason why you
should not plow deeply. Soil plowed
deep and properly irrigated will
yield more than shallow plowing
frequently irrigated. In a report
from Fort Collins made some years
since, the subject of deep plowing
was urged very forcibly and fall
plowing was advocated. It was
demonstrated, so this report says,
that "one irrigation of land that
had been plowed deep was as good
as three irrigations on shallow
Deep plowing- is the very first
step toward the conserving of mois
ture in the soil and vegetation
growing from a soil that is deep
and moist becomes more rank and
luxuriant. Cultivation conserves
the moisture. The best mulching
is said to be fine dust. Irrigation
T. Ilanrahan has been quite ill
all week with symptoms of malaria.
The bridge builders put up a lit
tle sod house on the Island to live
in while working on the bridge, but
finding it too inconvenient have
come to board in Maxwell City.
Nearly every one is complaining
of having a severe cold.
Mrs. P. F. Dolan was a North
Platte visitor last week.
Miss Annie McClellan visited her
parents in Gothenburg last week.
The singing class received its
first lesson from Mr. Moore last
Monday night, and every one went
home feeling much pleased and
benefited also by his teaching.
Frank Martin returned from his
trip to Brady Island last Saturday.
Miss M. Hanrahan attended the
play Killarney" in North Platte
last Tuesday night.
At the last meeting- of the Liter
ary Society the following question
was debated "Resolved that the
Louisana State Lottery should be
abolished." The affirmative leader
was Mr. Myers and the negative
leader was Mr. Clark. It was
decided in faver of the affirmative.
The attendance at the literary
was better than it has been before
and every one seemed much inter
ested in the evening's proceedings,
3'et the programme was not all car
ried out owing to illness, disap
Miss Pearl Snvder was very ill
last Friday, but is getting well
Several from these parts
J. E. Gibbons and daughter.
been taking in the meetings in the j Myrtle, of Kearney are the guests
new school house in Hinman pre
cinct the past week or so.
Will Brooks and I. N. Ball shelled
corn for E. Spitsnogle up in the
western part of the precinct Mon
day. Quite a stream of water is flow
ing down the south river .past this
place at this writing. We are told
that it washed .about 250 feet of the
flume, which was being constructed
across it near O'Fallons, out of
place and' that work on the same
had to be suspended. We saw the
crew as they were slowly wending
their way toward the Platte midst
the wiud and sand on Friday.
Will Loker and F. L. Terry had
their corn shelled the latter end of
Don't forget to attend the mask
ball a Hershey on Friday evening,
Foreman Burkman of Hershey
purchased a house recently over in
the hills and has moved it over to
the city, where he is having it re
Large herds of stock are now
feasting in the many large corn
stalk fields along the ditch.
The Sullivan boys have their
reservoir for their irrigation pump
and wind mill about completed.
Several loads of shelled corn were
taken to the county seat from this
community on Saturday last.
Mrs. A. B. Goodwin expects to
depart about the middle of this
week for a visit with her people at
Belvidere. Dee will follow suit
shortly after. They will remain
until after theholidays.
Notwithstanding the inclemency
of the weather on Friday evening
last a goodly number turned out to
listen to an excellent discourse
rendered by Rev. Foulk, of the
We are told that Mr. and Mrs.
William Porter of Hershev are now
This week will about wind up
corn shelling in the vallev.
The collapsing of the North
Platte National Bank caught a
number in this neck of the woods
for limited sums.
A series ot meetings are being
held in the new school house in
Hinman conducted by a Latter Day
Saint divine. Interesting meetings
T. J. Winters is enjoying a visit
with his peoplet.ancl old time friends
in Wiscoupsiu.j, the - scenes of, his
onsbVableiJHf liay-tis beiig
hauled outrSf We "vallev to different
parts of the country t this writ
catering to the wants of the
Mr. Martin went to North Platte
There is to be a Christmas enter
tainment and Christmas tree in
Miss Ma' Dolan's school house in
the sand hills Christmas eve night
if nothing happens, to prevent, all
expect to attend and enjoy it.
Reports from the irrigation dis
tricts of Montana show the wonder
ful success of "farming under the
ditch." The average yield of grains,
(corn. oats, wheat barley, etc..) is
41i bushels: vegetables 240 bushels:
hay. cultivated and wild 1 34 tons.
Irrigation is proving to be such a
success that there is no question of
its general adoption as fast as
means can be had to develop it.
The question of how much water
is needed for a given crop varies with
different localities and different
soils. One soil retains moisture
more perfectly than another. It
will then take more or less water
according to the soil
crop. It therefore
water in one locality
crop than it will in another, depend
ing upon the soil. Irrigation agri
culture being subject to varying
conditions it is necessary that each
farmer study his soil and his plants.
There are given principles that
prevail everywhere, and one is that
too much water and too little culti
vation is destructive to any kind of
for the same
for the same
C. E. Osgood of North Platte was
on our streets on Tuesday.
Win. Brown is passing the cigars
Its a bov
n ii-rl i-
O. A. llostetter was
the first pat of the week.
The letter written by a certain
Justice of the Peace south of town
to a Massachusetts paper regard
ing the starving people in Fair
view precinct and stating that he
only knew of one dollar and ten
cents in the precinct has caused
quite a sensation in eastern as well
as western circles. If the papers
should gather the facts and see that
some farmers in that precinct had
money out at interest and others
were purchasing wind mills and
other irrigation devices it would
perhaps cause another kind of dis
turbance. Of course we have our
people who will have to have aid
but when it comes to asking the
that far east to send us old clothes
and pay fjeight on them it would
look like slightly overdoing the
Wm. Holtrv wears a broad smile
now days. It's caused by
pound boy at his home.
John Coker shipped two cars of
steers to Omaha on Tuesda- and is
now taking in the sights at that
Miss Emma Hawley has returned
from North Platte, where she had
been attending the business college.
Mrs. M. E. Yates purchased a
car load of Lexington flour this
week, and is now fixed to supply
her customers with "Patent" at
way down prices. This is very
satisfactory news to the head of the
average family .these hard times.
Ed. Richards, foreman at Bratt's
Birdwood ranch, is in Omaha with
cattle this week.
Miss Hosford our capable and
obliging county superintendant at
attonded the teachers meeting on
Willis Record of Ogala was a
Sutherland visitor on Tuesday.
C. B. McKenstry and family
spent Sunday in Keith county at
the head of the Sutherland dicth.
John H. Conway is in Omaha on
business this week. Citizen.
nig, . j 4 .
Ditch Sup;t. ,iL Seeberger has
been up in this-vicinity with several
parties from abroad latel- showing
them over the company's land with
a view of purchasing. We have not
learned wnetner any sales were
made or not.
The Patterson & Alexander
ditching outfit is still at work on
the west end of their contract.
Monday this week being Freddie
Cole's fifteenth birthday and as
there was school upon that day a
number of little folks spent Satur
day previous very pleasanth' with
with him at his home in honor of
his birthday. All report a jolly
Archie Strickler is still in a criti
cal condition with faint hopes of
recover'. Dr. McCabe of North
Platte is in attendance.
A sister of foreman Erickson of
this place-is visiting, him at pres
ent. We think that she resides in
the vicinity of Lincoln.
Several people in this locality are
on the sick list caused by bad colds.
Fatty" Nauman of the hub
passed up the line Monday morning
in search of fat cattle.
C. C. Wetzell is repairing his
B. R. Gibbens is baling and load
ing hav for Paxton & Hershev.
It is stated that S. H. Phinecie
is negotiating with the ditch com
pany for the farm which he has
resided upon the past couple of
There were quite a number of
wild geese in theK'alley the first of
We were, told, a few days ago In
reliable authority that the ditch
company was I going to charge $3.00
per acre rent for their land in the
future instead of one-third as in the
We have beeninformed, within
the past few .days that George Gib
bens. who-left this country early in
the fall for Iowa, has announced
his intentions of returning to this
land of plenty the coming spring.
Miss Mattie Ball is here from
Iowa visiting her numerous friends.
Messrs. Koch and Beaty of the
of J. K. Stockton
J. H.' Giffin transacted business
at Gothenburg, Wednesday.
L. C. Stockton, editor of the
Peoples, Poniard of Sidney. Nebr.
was in town Friday shaking hands
with old friends.
Frank Martin of Maxwell was
seen on our streets Friday.
G. D. Mathewson was in North
Several couples from here attend
ed the "hop" held at Browns, on
the south side Friday night.
Dr McCabe, of North Platte, was
in town Monday.
W. N. Howdin. of Denver, was
iii town on business Monday.
Miss Mamie Neugent started for
Lincoln Friday morning, to attend
the Western Normal College. Miss
Neugent will be greatly missed by
the young people of this place.
It is reported that Nelo Cover
who started last week to attend the
Wesley University, is about to
return home having become home
sick. Charley Seyferth of North Platte
took in the sights of Brady on Sat
urday and Sunday.
TheTJgoveniinent surveyors who
have been working in this vicinity
for the past two months have gone
into winter quarters at the race
Everybody that can beg. buy. bor
row or in any other way procure a
gun is out, these times, after the
geestj. which have been'' coming in
very thick for the past few days.
As usual there was a large at
tendance at the literary Wednes
day night. The question debated
was "Resolved that Great Brittian
is more powerful than the United
States." Weire sorry
by some hook or crook
tive side succeeded iu
Kmor Boad a young man living
south of the river was seriously
hurt Wednesday. While riding at a
fast gait his horse fell, throwing
him and falling on his head.
It is understood that the Athen
ian literary society wilj accept the
challenge of the L. L. A's. of North
Platte for a joint debate to be held
at Brady sometime in the near
The funeral of James Sullivan
who died Saturday was held Mon
day at the residence of the deceased
after which the body was interred,
at Ft. McPherson. , Wiggins.
Great Clearing Sale
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE.
Boys' Suits and Mens Pants.
Children's Suits former price Sr. 2, i.o and r.75, a;o at
this sale for ONE DOLLAR.
Children's Suits which sold for 2.00 and 2.50, go at this
sale for 1.50.
Children's Suits formerly sold at 3.00. 3.25 and 3.50, go
at this sale for 2.00.
to say that
Suits sold formerly at from 4.
for St. 00.
00 to 6.00. go at this sale
Men's Pants, former price 3.00,
sold at this clearing sale for 2.00. .
4.00 and 5.0D, will he
oods si'o at
goods have not been moved from town to town for
six or seven years, and have not been foreclosed on
of our competitors' goods have been.
lire goods, but
WEBER & VOLLMER, Props.
iSTOHTEC EETTJE, NEB.
E. M. F. LEFLANG, Pres't.,
EARNEST DAVIS, V. P.,
A General Banking Business Transacted.
The Teacher's Meeting at Sutherland.
, The faachers meeting held here
last Saturday Vas 4uie well at
tended, there being about sixty-fiye
persons present including teachers
The meeting- was called to order
at 1.30. and after the opening exer
cises a paper was read by Mr.
Hinckley entitled "A review of the
Keaaing-circie woric. rue paper
dwelt principally on folk-lore and
as an example of German myth he
read in conclusion "The Pied Piper
of Hamlin." "The advantages of
a christian teacher" was the stib-
lect of a very able paper by Miss
Seymour. We were then entertained
by a pleasant song by Miss Eva
Yates and Miss Fannie Hawley.
Mr. Porter then read a paper on
The Present Crisis from an Edu
cational Standpoint." in which that
difficult subject was quite well
treated: one good thought presented
was "the government does not make
the people, but the people the gov
ernment." An excellent paper by Miss John
son was then read on the subject
of grammatical analysis. This
opened up quite an animated dis
cussion on the merits and demerit
of diagraming as opposed to one
Johnnie and Christine Meyers of
Dist. 50 assisted the program by a
declamation each, and a song.
Citizen No. 2.
WHAT'S THE USE OP TALKING
About coughs and colds in the sum
mer time. Yon may have a tickling
cough or a little cold, or babv may have
the croup, and when it comes you ought
to know that Park's Cough Syrun is the
best cure for it. Sold bv North Platte
A rugged hickory tree with a
blasted top where struck by light
ning, is the only monument to mark
the head of the grave of James G.
Blaine in Oak Hill cemetery at
Washington, and this simple una
dorned grave of the beloved states
man is visited by more people than
any other in AVashington. It was
Mr. Blaine's request that the hick
ory tree should be his only monument.
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Window Glass, Machine Oils,
CORNER OP SIXTH AND SPRUCE STREETS.
C. F. IDDINGS,
Order by telephone from Newton's Book Store.
H1. J. B JEt O E !KI E 11,
We offer Ono Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
J. F. Chkkv & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
We the undersigned, have known F.
J. Chenev for the last 15 years, and be-
LARGE STOCK OF PIECE GOODS,
embracing all the new designs, kept on hand and made to order.
PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED.
PRICES LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE
Spruce Street, between Fifth and Sixth.
south side each had a Dempster lievo him perfectly honorable in all
;rrWmf?nn numn nnrl wind mill business transactions and financially
irrigation pump and vwnd able to carrv out any obligation made
erected last week. J. G. Feeken by their firm
assisted in the work. J West & Truax. Wholesale Druggists,
Mr. Rue and sons, who have been Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
residing on one of Paxton & Her-, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
Hall s catarrh uure is taKen internally
acting directly upon the blood and
land of the ditch company m Hin- -c bottl(? SoW bv a-H DrUBg;Btg.
man lately. Pat. . Testimonials free.
shey's farms the past year, we are
told has purchased a large tract of
JOS. F. FILLION,
Steam and Gas Fitting.
Cesspool and Sewerage a Specialty. Copper and Galvanized Iron Cor
nice. Tin and Iron Roofings.
Estimates furnished. Repairing of all kinds receive prompt attention
Locust Street, Between Fifth and Sixth,
North Platte. - Nebraska.