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NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26. '1894.
Extraots From the Proceedings
We thank you for your liberal patron
age during the year 1S94- and hope to merit
and receive a good portion of your trade
Yo u r s r os p ( 1 c t f u 1 1 v,
The Boston Store.
(From the Koarney Daily Hub. I
The demand for a relation of
practical experince was met by the
appearance on the platform of Wil
liam Stafford, of Julesburg. on the
Colorado line, who spoke on a sub
ject as follows: "Irrigation by
means of Windmills and Reservoirs"
He said his experience in using
water showed that even man would
have to find for himself just how
much is required on each farm, con
ditions varying so greatly. lie had
been fairly successful in his at-
! tempts. which were mainly confined
to cabbages. His reservoir covers
about three-fourths of an acre. lie
pumps from wells 15 feet in depth
using one 14-foot, three 12-foot
windmills, watering about eight
acres of ground. Thinks windmills
are too expensive to water farms.
He has tried three different kinds
of mills but would not recommend
any one. Mills, will have to be
greatly improved to answer pur
poses of irrigation. His reservoir is
on alkali or gumbo soil, about four
fet deep. First he scrapes ground
about a foot deep and then banks
up, turns water in and then turns
stock in to tramp down, when it
will hold water perfectly. He did
not think it practicable to have
rows over 15 rods long. It is best
to start willows on inside of bank
as soon as possible, lie places the !
depth at which it is practical to
raise water by windmills at 50 feet.
! On putting water on potato crop,
j he would put on water whenever it
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A boy is a man boforo be is grown up
But his pants only run down to his
knees. A boy is a verjj&setyl article.
His usefulness comes in'when his bi?
sister wants him to run ah errand; btlt
his print ipal usefulness is in wearing
out clothes, especially pants. Some boys
wear cut one pair each season. Others
wear out, two every weekS The cut bo
low illustrates a happy boy. Why is he
happy? Because hisTmother hcs bought
from us u"'-j&"
25 Per Cent Off. 25 Per Cent Off.
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MILLINERY AT RBNNIB'S.
Goods to be Sacrificed.
We offer ail our elegant stock at one
fourth off on the dollar.
inery Sale at Rennie's.
The First Annual Dance
NOKTH PLATTE WHEEL (J LUB
WILL HELD AT LLOYD'S OPERA HOUSE ON
Monday Evening, December 31, '94.
Dance Tickets $1, Spectators 25 Cents.
A pleasant evening guaranteed attendants.
16 AlnilitF Do
Don't pay other people's debts.
Is the ONLY Hardware
Man in North Platte that
NO ONE OWES. Yon
will always find my price
Yours for Business,
A. L. DAVIS.
windmill it is better to let the half goki
oi water go to waste tne tirst year
than to try and water more, in this
waylind out what your land requires.
i The experience thus acquired
will be invaluable in future work.
J lie said the average mill would
j water two or three acres using" 6-
lnch cylinder. His remarks were
very practical and elicited a great
raanj' questions from the interested.
days last season. In Creele
county about his place strawberries
and and apples had been success
ful. The Ben Davis and Windsap
variety of apples were best in his
experience on his acres; he had one
man besides himself and thought
they could work 20 acres under irri
gation, that being- the limit which
such force could work. There was
hardly a limit to the production of
This outfit consists of a Donbh
Breasted Coat, two (2) pairs of pants,
mil the latest style Stanley Cap of satm
uiatorial. (Extra buttons with even
outfit. I The Koods are of most excellent
and stylish fabrics especially adapted foi
service, and we can sell you tho whole
outfit as cheap as you can 'buy tho ban
suit from other do dors. Buy our Stan
ley Combination for your boys and make
MODEL CLOTHING HOUSE
On his eight acreTjie
sold last year S3(j5 worth of pro-
He had strawberries for 39
Max Einstein, Prop.
somejindividuab examples showed
Ifweveryone -irrigated the., intense
'culture iffim jive thJdency to I
ot prontPfc Tiie nj
stance oifiis nei"5iuvs is
an acre under irrigation.
Hardware, Tinware, Stoves, !
Sporting Goods, Ete.
Dr. N. McCABE, Prop. J. E. BUSH, Manager.
NORTH PLATTE PHARMACY,
Successor to J. Q. Thacker.
WT5 AIM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OF GOODS,
BELL THEM AT REASONABLE PRICES, AND WARRANT
EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific Railway Solicited.
The committee on resolution re
ported a vote of thanks to Kearney
for courtesies extended, and for
their endeavors to make the con
vention a success: also to represen
tatives of the general and-state gov
ernments who had lent ther pres
ence and voice to the furtherance of
the objects of the convention. Ex
pressions ofjadmiratinn forjthe perse
verance and energy exhibited by
president Fort in perfecting the or
anization were recorded by -the
committee. They also recomended
the establish men t of local mutual
irrigation associations and perse
verance in individual efforts. In the
matter of laws resolutions were
adopted urging the state to create
an irrigation commission, the duties
of which were to protect the rights
of the people regarding appropria
tions and the maintainance of water
supply. The committee also re
commended that in formulating
new laws the matter of restricting
taxation for irrigation be confined
to irrigable lands within each dis
trict. Requests for liberal appro
priations were urged upon the state
in the establishment of state irri
gation stations and their maintain
ance. and the conduct of experi-
who will reap tWr.ofit,, however..
Intense culture will give, great re
sults, but he does not believe that
SI, 200 can be made on an acre as
isolated examples occasionally
show: that while large profits come
to individuals on small tracts, lit
doubted if the same proportion cai
be maintained on SO acres or more.
Actual experience and knowledge
is what is needed by the farmer.
Theorv is merelv knowledge re
duced to order. He thought wheat,
corn, oats and other Held crops
could be profitable raised in tlit
Platte valley by irrigation. Ik
spoke of the manner of wheat cul
ture in India and said it was done
on small tracts. He would recom
mend a modification of the "Wright
irrigation law of California. With
one or two amendments it would bt
Prejudice Dying Out
When in the year of 18()0a handful
oi peculiar patriots in agricultural
garb went forth to turn the farm
ers' alliance into political machine
for foisting men into oflice who
ought to be in in hoc.the strongest
possible effort was made to create
class prejudices, to make the farm
ers believe that they were the peo
ple and the rest ol us cold and un
feeling parasites; to carry the idea
that the only generous and true
hearted men were those who tilled
the soil, and that a concerted effort
was being made by the residents
of towns and cities to skin them
alive and then sell their hides as
it were. The Kerns and McKeig
haus and Wheats and Simpsons
Mary Lease and Bill Bech and I. D.
Chamberlain, etc.. etc.. were em
ployed to preach that doctrine from
the housetops and hilltops and
shortstops, and they did so with
.i zeal worthy of a better cause.
The sentiments of class hatred
stirred up at that time, and to a
great extent since, are gradually
lying out and sensible farmers
begin to see that they have been
worked for the benelit of a set of
.a. mean 1 .
' m'""trs tiess111 tiRiFre " omce seek
ers -.wiio wanted t
by pulling its leg-1
,ing that it has a leg. On an aver-
:i"-e the agricultural classes have
prospered better than tradesmen,
laborers, or professional men.
Their expenses have been less and
pjrlted office seek
MAXUKE OX HKY LAND.
Hon. Chas. W. Irish, secretary- of
U. S. bureau of Irrigation inquiries,
was asked about the effect of ani
mal manure on land when drv. IK
said that a half century of experi
ence teaches that such fertilizers sc
applied, dr- out the land and fail
of beneficial result. Mineral ferti
lizers especially g-ypsum, assist in
retaining the moisture and increase:
productiveness. Another point to
be emphasized is that wherevei
there is less than fitteen inches of
rainfall per y-ear. the rainfall not
coming during growing period, the
soil will not produce plant lile.
Three inches per month are needed
during growth of crop. In irrigat
ing, that much at least should be
applied during- growing period: it
was better to apply twice a month,
or every fifteen days. Italy with
an average rainfall of thirty-eight
inches has irriguted for 500 vears
ment to show the utility of irriga-1 and has the most perfect system,
tion bv mean of artesian wells. I But even in Predmont, where the
The passage of Senate Bill 1763 in fall is thirty-eight inches, twenty-
congress was unred. also measures
FINEST SAMPLE E00M IN NORTH PLATTE
Having refitted our rooms in the finest of style, the public !
is invited to call and see us, insuring courteous treatment.
Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
Onr billiard hall is supplied with the best make of tables
and competent attendants will supply all your wants.
KEITH'S BLOCK, OPPOSITE THE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
to control interstate waters, reme
dies to protect loss against prairie
fires, also the promotion of forestn
in Nebraska and other northwest
ern states. It was recommended
that a committe of the association
be appointed to assist in the fram
ing of necessary bills to be intro
duced in the state legislature.
four inches falling during growing
season, they irrigate. Colorado
bases its s-stem upon Italy's 500
years practice. He advocated fall
plowing, stating that ordinary light
soil will hold fort per cent of mois
ture falling during the winter,
nearly all of which is lost where
the ground is not so prepared.
irry-:Hiave'tlie Jfe. . If-the entire ses-
2 an, ....
sion werejT"anr-on an irrigation
law, the-r? K'andA-i9efeXt-hfl-t can
be secure4il2 cost of a sixty days
session wbrrd be a mere bagatelle
their average income greater. Ten
merchants have gone to the wall
where one farmer has been sold out
with the assistance of Mr. Sheriff.
Ten day laborers have ben hungry
all summer where one farmer found
himself in Nebuchadnezzar's plight.
Residents of towns and cities are
more ch: irita ble, because their sur
ouudings make them so. They
.jive much to help the destitute, be
:ause the destitute are at
their very doors. There are
skinflints in both city and country.
There are merchants who put sand
n their sugar and farmers who
serve .their oats the same way. but
these cases are exceptional. There
is no conspiracy to rob the farmers
as a class and their prosperity in a
state like Nebraska is the prosper
ity of all. Just at the opening- of a
new year write it 1S')5 ie a good
time to forget the pop folly that
lias made so many uselessly uiiliap
p A. L. Bixby.
JOHN IJOVIJ TIIACIJKK A VITM-"fS.
lie ''ally Verified a lli-pntcd
Jollll Boyd Thacher is laconic and
decisive in the statements. During
the lively campaign just closed in
Xew York, this marked him especi
ally as chairman of the Democratic
State Committee. It was equally
true of him as chairman of the Exe
cutive Committee on Awards at the
World's Fair. This is the positive
and sententious way in which he
verifies in an official letter, the
honors won by Dr. Price's Baking
Power: -I herewith enclose you an
official copy of your award, which in
due time will be inscribed in the
diploma and forwarded." Thus
the question respecting the award,
raised by an envious New York
rival, is settled beyond cizil. This
rival by the way is widelv advertis
ing an award for itself. The official
records prove this claim wholly
false as they show the New York
pretender was not so much as an
exhibitor at the World's Fair.
If vou have a troublesome! William Henrv Ott.alias --Mus-
don't expect too much. I cough, don't keep nibbling sweets.
Donald W. Campbell was called
for and reappeared on the platform.
He said one or two things in the
and so ruin your appetite. A dose
or two of Avers Cherry Pectoral
will do you more good than pounds
way of warning occurred to him. ' of candy, and assist rather than
One was that irrigators must not 'impair your digestion. Always
expect to reap such great profit as ' keep this medicine in your house.
tang Bill." savs that he used AverV
Hair Vigor for nearly five years,
and owes to it his splendid hair, of
which he is justly proud. Mr. Ott
has ridden the plains for twenty
five years, and is well known in
Wyoming and the northwest.
The man who drowned him
self in a bath tub nearTerre Haute,
hid., the other day, evidently had
no intention of committing suicide.
The manufacturer who ships a bath
tub into the state of Indiana with
out accompanying it with full and
explicit directions for its operation
deserves the attention of the cor
A California woman put kerosene
oil on a number of chickens the
other night to free them from
vermin and then examined them
with a candle to make sure that
she had done a thorough job. The
firemen had a good deal of trouble
in putting- out the fires that im
mediately ensued in most of the
yards of the neighborhood, but the
insects were exterminated.
It is all right to talk of a short
and cheap session of the legislature.
We always hear that kind of talk
whether there is any call for it or
not, and we hear it already as a
suggestion to the coining session.
There is plenty, however, for a long
session to do this winter to con
sume the entire sixty days time if
The plan adopted at Fremont for
the organization of a beet sugar
company does not contemplate any
outside capital. The capital stock
will be $500,000. Of this amount the
Standard Cattle company of Fre
mont, which has already made a
success of beet growing- on a large
scale', will takeSlOO.OOO. Capitalists
of Fremont and North Bend will
take care of $200.0(10. And it is
proposed that the farmer.-" take the
remaining-$200,000, to be paid for
in beets delivered at the factory,
each farmer to be given five years
to pay for his stock, and provision
to be made that the farmer may re
ceive one-half cash. This is a good
scheme, a very sensible one in fact
if it works. It depends largely on
the number of farmers who can
afford to invest in beet sugar stock.
The senate has adopted a resolu
tion offered by Senator Manderson
providing that the secretary of the
interior shall report to the senate
the number of acres of public lands
in the state of Nebraska, exhibit
ing in said report t.e number of
acres in each cottntv of the state.
the membei,jro about their work) , . , , -
j. VF, , , ' an" 1,1 each land district thereof,
intending ,ii 25lo good while thevt . . . . f
- i and showing the number of acres
in the state having been taken
under the land laws of the United
States", having been abandoned or
relinquished by the settlers thereon.
This resolution was introduced to
, ,l , , ! obtain information which will prove
state, and there are quite a number 1 , , , ,
of important matters besides irri- c, ,
s Nonn r r
noon tne enactment ot
Manderson's bill, which
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. . f ' . , longing to the United States situ-
Uicic on tne lengtn or tne session. , , - , , i
. ated in the state of Nebraska shr
be granted to the state for the pur-
To the aged, with their poor , pose of aiding- in irrigation and
appetite, feeble circulation, and im- reclamation thereof. Fx.
povenshed blood, Ayer's Sarsapar- -
ilia is a boon beyond price. Its Buehingham's Dye for the
effect is to check the ravages of whiskers is a popular preparation
time, by invigorating- even- organ, in one bottle, and colors evenly a
nerve, and tissue of the body. See brown or black. Any person can
Ayer's Almanac for the new year. easily applv it at home.
Planting the Standard
All hai! Columbus! Behold the
great navigator as he lands. The
perils or the deep arc past. The
clouds cf fear have vanished.
Th3 night of gloom has ended.
In the heavens the sun of success
shines resplendent. Morning has
Imperiously the banner of
haughty Spain greets the day
light. Upon its fluttering folds
are inscribed the destinies of a
new world. Its gleaming surface
marks a long advance in the evo
lution of the human race. It
tells a story of prophecy unpar
alleled, of developement unap
pror.ched in the fullness of re
corded time. It crowns with
triumph the efforts of genius.
The vTorld's Fair rontr. ine-.. no finer statue of the great
discoverer tVi th's cclcrcr.! figure. It commanded from its
pedestal the eastern entrance to the Administration build
ing. The. majesty oi its dimensions, tho vigor and r.ggres
sivencc:; oi its expression and the artisiie finish of its com
position made it admired as a genuine sculptural triumpl:.
Another Standard Proudly Displayed
at the Fair was tii3t c?
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
A Standard of Excellence for Forty Years.
It was the standard of unequalled strength, perfect
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o - iUllliailtS (.UKI-IUSIVU muuii; III
its superiority over all other baking powders.
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