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A Handsome Three-Quarter Life-Size
TVe propose to give to each of our customers a handsome portrait of anybody
they may select. To this end we have made a contract with a leading portrait
house to furnish us with their celebrated pictures. To those who have seen ;these
portraits no word is necessary; and those who have not we invite to inspect the
samples at our store. Wo will not confine this offer to one picture in each family,
but give a portrait each time you comply with the requirements given below. We
further assure you that if the portrait is not satisfactory, you need not accept it
until it is.
The portraits are Crayon and India Ink and of a very fine grade. The same
picture costs, when ordered of au agent or picture house, 810.00 to 18.00.
THE WAY TO OBTAIN THE PICTURE.
We furnish you with a card-on which are printed u, 10, 15, 25, 30 and 50 cents,
amounting in all to 10.00, and when you make a purchase the amount of the same
is punched out of the card. When you' have bought goods to the amount of ten
; dollurs you furnish us with a photograph or tin type from which to make the
picture The cost of the frame, glass, etc., will be but 82.75. These portarite are
; made by the well-known Standard Portrait Co. of Chicago.
THE B0STON STORE, ' J. PIZER, Prop.
"JSCONOMT IS WATml
Tirsl Rational fian
NORTH PLATTE, NETS.
ifffeMlfeWfl E. M. F.
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A' General Banking Business Transacted.
PROPRIETOR OP THE
PIONEER COAL YARDS.
V . ALL KINDS OF ;
: Anthracite and Bituminous Coal
v Alwavs on Land. Your patronage respectfully solicited.
. -Orders for coal left at Douglass' Drug Store on Spruce
street will be promptly filled.
A. F. STREITZ,
Medicines, Paints, Oils,
CORNER OP SIXTH AND SPRUCE STREETS.
; SUTHERLAND NJ5WS.
: W. A. Paxton, of Omaha was
or streets Tuesday.
It. J. Johnson and family returne
from Omaha on Monday. Thei
household and farming fixtures fol-p
lowed by freight.
E. A. Stone and Jacob Delay have
rented land of,D. punter and com
jnenced erecting sod buildings the
first of the Week.
J. W. Bobbitt is dishing out aid
at Holtry's lumber office and seems
to run the most oooular place in
Henry Sudman, of eastern Keith
county, was on our streets Monday.
John H. Conway "went up to the
head tf -the ditch on Monday to turn
the water in, so we may see it over
the hill in the next week.
Win. Roberts', of the Birdwood,
was on our streets Tuesday accom
panied by his son Dick.
Rev. Nichols, of Paxton. held ser
vices at the school house on Sun
day. D. Hunter was a North Platte
visitor on Monday.
C. W. Burklurid has purchased
the Hostetter stock and opened up
the store on Saturday. Charley
has a good many friends and should
do a good business.
Monday evening a number of
young folks collected at Mr. Spits-
s and had a very pleasant
time. The party was given in honor
of Miss Maude Hoover.
The seed wheat for Iddings' ele
vator, which has been such a long
time on the way, finally showed up
on Monday and is being turned over
to the waiting- farmers.
John Keith came in as a passen
ger on No. 2 Wednesday morning.
Geo. C. White talks of shipping
in a car load of first class seed po
tatoes from Colorado.
S. A. Hultman has the contract
for building the crossing over the
railroad one half mile west of town
and is now busily engaged at same.
Several new members are being
added to, the Modern Woodman
camp and, things seem to be prxfe
O; A. Hostetter has
stock fro the Bot
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EVENIlfG, APRIL 9, 1895.
that, will be
iof the countv
cs, the home
have met with
there will be
fNsny is sending
seed to the
to be sonu
Owingfo$jfjemency of the
weather oitkriday evening the
members of;iSunday school
failed to meefWm. H. Sulli
van and sister Cai.f to practice sing
ing, but will meet with them on
Friday evening this week for the
same purpose. - -.
Don't forget.that W. J. Crusen of
North Platte, will preach at this
place next Sunday at eleven a. m.
The filthy, dirty and forlorn
tramp is -once more wending his
way up and down the line looking
as usual for something to satisfy
his coming appetite, but owing to
his tired nature is unable to perform
any manual labor.
Several "prairie schooners" going
east were weather abound at Her
shey from Friday until Sunday,
when they went on their way re
J. W. Liles buggy shed was upset
by the heavy wind a few nights
since, ana J. vJ. Maisners nouse
suffered the loss of a part of its
roof from the same cause.
Messrs. Minriey and Randall will
fence in severaracres of the Feeken
land north of the. old ditch, which
they will use for pasture this season.
John Toillion has made a big im
provement in the yard around his
residence near? the school house
The rarnt -Jwet spell put
ground in nrtticlass' condition
breaking and ttjose so have leased
1 1 ii ii i" r raiitto irlsTisf for
SS KATE WOOD is now in charge of the very.
ever exhibited in the city of North Platte.
Call and examine them.;
er'a loacTof seed'wba;--to be
sown on the Ryat land in eastern
Rev. Nichols, of Paxton, and
Crusen, of North Platte, are hold
ing reviyal meetings at the school
house this week.
Dame Rumor has it that Z. J.
Hostetter will emigrate to the irri
gating district of Colorado this
week. Geo. Hoover is also inter
ested in that country.
J. S. Bobbitt is building a small
house west of town and will remove
thereto in the near future.
It is said that a party south of
town will open up a hotel in the
Dringman building within the next
week. We have heard this so often
that it is hard to believe.
Grass, and in fact vegetation of
all kinds is on the boom at present.
C. L. Patterson, ot the hub trans
acted business in this locality one
Miss Anna Polzell, of Dickens, is
the guest of Mrs. W. H. Minney at
Between five and six inches of
very damp snow fell in this country
Friday afternoon and evening, fol
lowed by a rain on Saturday after
noon and. night, which done up the
snow and soaked the ground to the
depth of from six to ten inches,
causing joy and happiness to reign
supreme in the hearts of the horny
N. B. Spurrier was confined to
his bed by illness three or four days
the latter part of the week, but is
able to be out and around again at
Wheat that was sown the very
last days of March is up in fine
shape, bearing a bright and healthy
There will be the smallest amount
of surplus grain in the valley this
spring after the seeding is all done
Work on the Farmer's & Merch
ant's canal has been indefinitely
postponed, owing to the mud and
water in the same, caused by the
Mrs. M. C. Brown returned Mon
day from the county seat where she
had been calling on old time friends
for a few days.
W. H. McDonald, of the Platte,
visited at the Hershey ranch recent
ly, where his wife was stopping
with Mrs. J. H. Hershey, who is
in a crop ontheif- farm just, west of
this place. . 4
Cecil Tuell..4qf Spmerset, with his
notion wagon, was snow bound at
this place from-. Friday noon until
Saturday morning, when he pulled
his freight for home via North
Mr. and Mrs.F. E.' Gibbens' lit
tle baby, about eight months of
age, died Monday about noon. The
interment took place to-day at one
o'clock at North.Platte.
Old Dame Rumor says that a
certain damsel in this immediate
vicinity remarked a few days ago
that she was partly engaged to be
married that is, that she wanted
a certain young chap in the neigh
borhood, but that he had not as yet
said whether he wanted her or not.
T. W. Anderson expects to sow
several acres of ground to alfalfa
this season. .
We understand that I. V. Zook
will farm what land there is under
cultivation on section 25, belonging
to the old ditch company, just east of
this station this season.
Brown's people, of this place,
have rented their ranch in Mc
Pherson county to "Nate" Trego
and Johnny Sheick for the coming
year. Johnny and family will re
side upon the ranch. Browns will
dispose of the most of their stock
as soon as possible. If they cannot
sell it at private sale they will ship
it. W. H., who has resided at the
ranch the most pf the time will now
take up. his abode with his mother
and brother "Dug" at this place.
H. I. Swarthout. o'f. North, Platte,
was up through the valley a few
days ago in the interest of the re
lief committee, ,where he purchased,
about 1,000 bushels of corn of dif
ferent parties at seyenty-five cents
per bushel delivered at the Platte,
It will be paid for "by tlie state ap
propriation for this county and then
distributed among the needy
throughout the county. He also
purchased 600 bushels of oats of
Foreman Erickson, of this place,
that were grown on his farm in the
vicinity of Jyinroln, to. be disposed
of in the same way as the above.
Naturally fair compactions
would be the rule rather than the
exception, as unfortunately it is
at present, if the Jadies would
wholly abandon cosmetic?, and
more generally keep tte hlogd. pure
and vorouf by th.e use of Ayer's
garsaparilla; the only reliable
HOW TO RAISX POTATOES.
From the New-Era tiUadard.
Potato culture is a branch of
farming thathas its ups and downs,
but the fellow who goes at it intel
ligently and with a good degree of
stick-to-it-iveness is sure to win."
There never was a truer saying
than the foregoing, and with a cli
mate and soil adapted to potato
culture, not one of five of our farm
ers raise potatoes sufficient for
their own use. The potato crop in
stead of receiving the proper atten
tion, is generally cultivated when
the other farm work is not crowd
ing, the fact being overlooked that
the profits from an acre of potatoes
is equivalent, on an average, to at
least ten acres of corn, wheat or
oats. Like all other business ven
tures, it is the excess of receipts
above expenditures, wherein the
profit lies, i. e., the cost is exactly
the same so far as production is
concerned, whether you can pro
duce fifty bushels to the acre or 150
bushels, and if it takes the proceeds
of fifty bushels to pay for produc
tion of crop, the 100 bushels are
clean profit. Therefore -always
reak the larrest yield
that is a prolific -yielder. Plant
few early potatoes, buti let jour
main crop be of the medium or late
varieties. No one would think of
putting June apples in the cellar
for winter use, and the same prin
ciple holds good with potatoes. Na
ture has laws of her own that the
average farmer can't reverse. Then
see that your ground is rich, plowed
reasonably deep, saj' seven inches,
and disked and harrowed until in
fine condition, seed properly, cut to
requisite number of eyes, with suf
ficient pabulum to each piece to
furnish nutriment for a strong, vig
orous growth, well planted, and if
dry weather, ground rolled after
planting and harrowed once or
twice if possible, to destroy weeds,
until plants are above the ground,
then continue shallow cultivation,
and with proper application of paris
green to destroy bugs, the farmer
should get a yield per acre in any
ordinary season that would prove
conclusively potato growing was
one of the farm crops that would
When an excess of potatoes are
raised and the prices depreciate be
low, say forty cents per bushel, the
crop can be cooked and fed to hogs
at a profit, as the potato is about
one-third stajch, and our farmers
would find again their hogs would
be more healthy than if confined to
strictly grain diet. Do not let the
cost of seed deter you., but abc. ?W1
buy seed from some one whom you
know has kept them properly, and
pure seed of the variety you may
choose. Your yield per acre pri
marily depends upon the strength
and yigor of ypur seed. Poor or
weakly seed as a gift wpuld be more
expensive than good seed at any
reasonable price, following the truth
of the old adage "Penny wise,
pound foolish." The planting of
one to five acres by every farmer of
potatoes of proper varieties would
add in the aggregate immensely to
the value of farm products, of this
state and we would become export
ers of that product, instead of im
porting from Colorado and Utah
every year, as we have for a num
ber of years past. Don't be afraid
of irrigated seed if, yau know t has
been property kept. A great many
believe irrigated seed will not pro
duce, but the reason for thats they
have planted western potatoes
bought f rpm the stores. In the im
mense cellars at Greeley, Col., and
elsewhere, where thousands of car
loads are raised, the potatoes are
piled several feet deep and while
handled over often they are very
Star Clothing House.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Hats. Caps, Boots and Shoes
ever shown in the city of North Platte,
or any other city west of Omaha. Our
Prices Defy Competition.
Immediate Inspection Invited.
ER & VOLLMER, Props.
Mail orders promptly attended to.
liable to heat. The eye of a potato
is, of course, upon the surface, and
the first thing that is injured is the
delicate germ, and the potato will
either not grow at all or make no
yield of potatoes. The heating of
a potato may be so light as to be
hardly discernible, and yet the
germ entirely destroyed, and thus
the improssion has gone abroad
that irrigated seed will not grow.
IRRIGATION BY PUMPS.
Everybody who is in possession
of a windmill and pump can irri
gate from ten to fifteen acres of
land, and can make more money
from the sale ot vegetables than
from the cultivation of a .great
number of acres of land. He can
grow many luxuries, as apples,
pears, peaches, grapes and all kinds
of berries and vines.
But it is absolutely necessary to
have a tank. If pumped directly
Upon the land the water will reach
but a small area. When a reser
voir is filled there is a sufficient
volume of water to flow through the
distributing ditches and properly
irrigate the land. With a storage
tank a small windmill will water
more land than is imagined.
If the owner of a wind pump has
no reservoir or tank, and no money
to purchase one, lie can put up a
number of barrels, connect the bot
toms with pieces of pipe, and have
one main outlet with about a two
inch hole, from which the water of
all the barrels can be emptied at
once. Then the barrels must be
pumped full again and again, and
these processes be repeated all over
ten or fifteen acres, or upon only
one acre at a time. A larger tank
or reservoir of considerable capa
city would be more preferable, be
cause in case of rain we do not need
irrigation, and there will be an
opportunity to pump and store away
a large quantity of water for times j
when in need, :
Victor E. Meyer.
Cvred fejr UalBg-
Wr .1 Ceofert ta All wh. SfNr fre
For rears, I was a martyr to JJ;
indigestion, and had about given 0j
up au nope oi evernnuinrtjuci,
as the complaint only seemed to
grow worse iiiaieiu ujl ucuci, 0
under ordinary treatment. At o
The latest results of pharma
ceutical science and the best mod
ern appliances are availed of in
compounding Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
Hence, though half-a-century in
existence as a medicine, it is fully
abreast of the age in all that goes
to make it the standard blood-puri-.
Curtis ' advertising for a
last, I was induced to try Ayer's oj
Sarsaparilla, and I hereby testify gi
that after using only three bot- 0
ties, I was cured. I can, therefore, os
confidently recommend this med- oi
icine to all similarly afflicted." g
Franklin Beck, Avoca, la. 0
"I am personally acquainted g
with Mr. Beck and believe any o3
statement he may make to be os
true." W. J. Maxwell, Drug- o
gist and Pharmacist, Avoca, la. 1
"I have used Ayer's Sarsapa- o
rilla for general debility and, as JK
a blood -purifier, find it does ex- 3
actly as is claimed for it." S. J. oi
Adams, Ezzell, Texas. gj
Admitted for Exhibition j
AT THE WORLD'S' FAIR gl
NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION.
Land OSc. at North Platte, Neb., ?
April 2d, 1895. S
Notice Is hereby given that the following-named
settler hat filed notice of bis Intention to mako
fiaal proof la rapport of his claim, and that said
proof will be made before Beglater and Receiver
at North Platte, Neb., on May 13th, 1895, viz:
who made Homestead Entry No. 15,745, for the
southeast quarter section l!, township 10 north,
raage 32 west. He names the following witnesses
to prove his cobMbbobs residence npon and culti
vatloa of said land, viz: Walter N . Simmon?, John
8taley, John Baker and William Connor, all of
27-0 JOHN F. niNXAK, Register.
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