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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,- JFBIDAY EYEOTG, MAY 81, 1895.
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The boston store.
Having removed my stock of books, sta
tionery, wall-paper, etc.,
" TO THE OTTMAN BUILDING JpH
(the old book store stand), shall be pleased to have
everyone call on me when anything in my line is de
sired. First class stock in all branches.
A General Banking
ALFALFA, POTATOES, CORN AND HAY
. will make this country prosperous.
Buy your Seeds of Harrington & Tobin. We are here to stay.
A. F. STREITZ,
Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils,
Vindow G-lasSj Machine Oils,
CORNER OF SIXTH AND
E. M. F. LEFLANG-, Preset.,
HONORS FOE" THE FALLEN.
Although. Memorial day opened out
with the evidence that Nature was weep
ing over the graves of the fallen heroes,
yet this was but a proof that in time
these last resting places would be
vered with living green, more suitable
for decorative purposes than the dry and
barren-looking vegetation with which
they had more recently been clad. 4Tis
thus that Nature rights a seeming neg
lect, and redounds to the credit of "Him
who doeth all things well." But the
glorious rain, which appears to have be
come a fixed feature of the programme
upon Decoration day in Nebraska, caused
one to think of the sentiment "cheers for
the living, tears .for the dead." Although
for a number of seasons past this storm
has appeared to be a periodical feature
of the season and has generally con
cluded the most of the rainfall during
the growing season let us hope that
next year may prove an exception to
what seems to have become the rule for
more recent years.
In spite of the humidity in the atmos
phere committees of the Grand Army
of the Republic, Woman's Relief Corps,
and Ladies of the Grand Army of the
Republic, more carefully protected from
the elements than those who marched
from '61 to '65, procured conveyances
and proceeded to the cemetery to per
form the ceremony of strewing sweet
flowers upon the graves of those who re
sponded to their country's call that the
nation might exist. Each last resting
place was appropriately marked by these
mementoes for the country's defenders
At the noon hour an elegant free din
ner was served to the old soldiers and
their families in the Egan building, by
the W. R. C, which was highly appre
ciated by the partakers.
In the afternoon a fair-sized audience
assembled at the opera house to listen to
the eloquent address of Church Howe,
an ex-department commander of the G.
A. R. in Nebraska. Coming as this gen
tleman did to Nebraska shortly after her
admission as a state, his name has be
come a familiar one in the history of the
commonwealth from his association
therewith in a political, business and
social way. The speaker was one of the
Sixth Mass. regiment, whose service was
made memorable by the stoning it re
ceived at the hands of a mob in Balti
more while en route to the -defenso-bfc
Washington after the confederates had
made their first successful battle at Bull
Run. The words of the sneaker were re
ceived with rapt attention by his audi
ence, and his more potent periods were
marked by the enthusiam they deserved.
Mrs. Coolidge, of Lincoln, one of the
state officers of the W. R. C. at night
made an excellent speech which was
highly appreciated by those present.
Possessed of a smooth, easy and grace
ful delivery it is but a few momenta
until she is thoroughly en rapport with
In the evening a "camp-firo" was held
at the opera house presided over by T.
C. Patterson, at which comrades Church
Howe, W. C. Elder, J. S. Hoagland and
Tom Brown recited reminiscences of the
rebellion in a way which entertained
the audience. Mrs. Coolidge followed
these with remarks which highly pleased
The vocal music for the day's service
was rendered by a chorus composed of
the various singers of this city, and was
a pleasing feature of the exercises.
Matt Daugherty, of Ogallala, was in
the city a short time yesterday. He has
just Cnished thesurvoy of an irrigation
ditch that will wet 8,000 acres of land;
2,000 of them belonging to him. He says
that by this time next year there will be
200,000 acres under irrigation in Ne
braska. Fremont Hearld.
Senator Palmer has advised the presi
dent to withhold all Illinois appointments
for the present. This precaution is taken
to discover if possible who are the real
and who are the sham democrats of the
Sucker state. The senator does not pre
tend to speak for the president, but he
hazards the prediction that the "hot end
of the poker" will be given to all the fel
lows who are interested in turning the
party machinery over to the 16 to 1
The law appropriating $400,000 for the
'completion" of the New York state
capitol went into effect last Friday.
Some idea of the cause for the tremen
dous cost of this structure may be gained
from a glance at this law. It provides
for the payment of the commission that
supervises the job, and specifies that all
work shall be done by the day. So long
as this system remains in force it will be
necessary to do something more on this
noted, if not notorious, structure.
Strayed, about the 10th of A nril
one two year old bay mare, black
-i i . - .
mane ana tan, weignt about 700
pounds. A reasonable reward - will
be paid for the return of the animal
to MERMAN oTETJCHOTJSEN, '
3t . - North Platte, Neb.
The case cf William P. Miles garnet
Leroy Martin has gotbsck into the su
preme court iagain. Accompany
ing thearecord .otiha case is a grain sack
half full of balloWmarked exhibit "A."
Miles was it!' republican incumb
entof the offitfsSpcseuaty .attorney of
Cheyenns county. On December 3,
1894, Martin populfsfand appellee, ob
tained judgement, in the district court of
Cheyenne-county Against Miles, and pro
ceeded to take steps "to oust him from
the officof county attorney. Hence the
appeal and assignments' of error on ap
peal by Miles. The appeal admits that
appellee was duly .elected by a ma
jority of twenty-nine votes, as found by
the district court, but alleges error by
the court on twenty-six points. This
is the second time the contest case has
been before the supreme court on error,
the former case having been reversed
and remanded, for a new'-trial.
If the Washington Post has been
astride of the political fence all these
years, it now snows signs ot coming
down and landing on the good American
side. Speaking of the deficit and the
necessity for providing additional reve
nue, the Post says: "That the deficit
will be provided for quite effectually
there need be no doubt.- Tne resources
of. this nation. could provide for a deficit
ten times as great without necessarily
inflioting hardship upon any individual.
The only question is whether the Fifty-
fourth congress will indulge in fresh pop
ulistic experiments and so perpetuate
agitation and suspense, or, by a return
to the sound practices and policies of
enlightened free government, restore
the country's imperiled prosperity. The
republicans have a brilliant opportunity
to entrench themselves in the respect
and confidence of the American people.
That they will improve it is the prayer
of every thoughtful, intelligent and
Our civil war cost 6,500,000,000 for
four years of Kattle. All other wars of
all other nations from the Crimean war
down had cost less than twice that
amount. It would girdle the earth sev-
eral times wita railways. It would tax
every man, woman and child on earth
$10 apiece to:pay it, Nearly one million
men out of J&e three million enlisted
lost' theirUives.a Manv sleeves are empty,
many nanasome loosing men are ais
abled. Many 'homes have been desolate
for thirty years and more.. The gallant
young man who.went to the front never
came to greet his loved ones. But the
country stood the shook of the . sword's
arbitrament. The-decision of the God
of battles was accepted. The judgement
that abolished, slavery stood. There is
a mosaic of the thirteenth century in
Rome which represents Christ fitting
between blacks and whites, and freeing
both. All parties are agreeing that the
earth does right. That is the grandest
fact on record in secular history since
time began. rNorth and West.
Woodcraft has reached such promin
ence, and so muoh ls.said of the good it
is doing, and the benefit it is to human
ity, that one of .our most prominent play
writers has been inspired to produce and
put upon the' Btage a melo-drama enti
tled "A Modern Woodman." The author
in writing this play has, in strong lan
guage, brought put the beauties and the
benefits of Woodcraft. He has made the
plot a strong one, and his manager has
organized a company of first class actors,
prominent ifft their profession, to pro
perly present the play to the public,
under the auspices of the local Camps
in the various cities and towns in the
jurisdiction. It would seem that the
manager not only proposes to revive
Woodcraft in these cities and towns, but
he proposes to benefit the local Camps
financially. .The plan proposed by him
is to arrange, with the local camp to se
cure a house and to do certain work in
appointing committees to present the
matter to the public in proper form, also
to arrange for a suitable, number of the
children of the neighbors to take part
in the tableaux, etc., The manager pro
poses to furnish all printing matter, ad
vertising and a company of first class
actors, and give the local camps a liberal
percentage of the proceeds. The Mod
Our imports of manufactured articles
for consumption were worth 6,909,432
in March: 1894, but increased to S13.028,-
336 m March 1895, an increase of nearly
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that can
not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
J. F. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
We the undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions and financiallv
able to carry out any obligation made
by their firm.
West & Truax, Wholesale Drutnrista.
Toledo, O. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
.Hall's Uatarrh Cure is taken internally
actmcr directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Price
75c. per bottle. Sold, by all Druggists.
IRRIGATION BY PUMPING.
The success nbw being attained by
parties who have pat up and are operat
ing irrigation pumping plants that ob
tain the required power necessary by
windmill, leads us to inquire what have
we been doing all these past years that
the people, and ourselves, have not dis
covered the great gains and benefits that
would have resulted in the pumping and
application of water for the purpose " of
growing of crops on our lands? If at
the cost of $125 or $150 windmills can be
erected, pump put in place in the ex
cavated wells, the reservoirs built, and a
complete plant set to work that will irri
gate from twenty to thirty acres, pump
ing from twenty to twenty-five feet, at a
cost not exceding the highest sum above
given, then surely we have been great
losers by our backwardness. It is true
pumps and windmills have been greatly
improved and cheapened in recent years.
We are reminded of the story of the poor
laborer who for years had used a valua
ble quartz rock by the road side as a
resting place, when on his journey to and
from his work, and finally near the close
of his life, by accident; . discovered its
The secret of success in pumping water
for irrigation purpose is the reservoir.
These can be constructed by any person.
-All:that is required - is-- th-.puddling. of
the sides and bottom. The cost is com
paratively nothing. The construction
of the reservoir is all labor. The gain
secured by storing the water warms it
and enables the irrigator to let out a
large volume of water that will push
itself rapidly over the fields, and so
secure an even distribution, in a rew
years these plants for pumping and stor
ing water will be seen on every Nebraska
farm in fact the farms will be valueless
without them. Then the farmer will be
assured of a sufficient food supply, re
gardless of the annual rainfall. We may
then look for an era of returning pros
perity that will be steady, permanent
Beauty and Business.
HOW quick women are to recog
nize superior "style!" How
soon they discover that our Hats are
both beautiful and beautifying! Often
it takes but a look in the glass, a query
as to price and, presto, a sale is made.
WILCOX DEPT STORE.
THE BUSINESS MEN IN POLITICS.
Tne business man is a necessity in
politics, but not merely on account of
the money contribution that he is asked
to make toward the campaign fund. The
business man should seek politics and
not wait for the campaign collector to
seek him. The business man should be
in attendance at the primaries'where the
groundwork of subsequent contests is
arranged. It is the duty of the business
man to help in securing sound politics,
with good representatives for his party
at every stage of the game. The business
man's interests in politics are vastly
superior to and of a higher character
han the interests of the wire puller or
of the boss.
The business man more often than not
neglects his duty in this respect. While
congressional action alone may have any
direct bearing upon his individual affairs
the business man should remember that
our representatives and congress are
nominated through an early procedure
in the campaign . No business man can
afford to have his interests left in the
hands of a professional politician the
mere tool of a boss. Every business man
needs to be represented by a fellow citi
zen in whom he has confidence. It is
the dutv of business men to see that they
are so represented. Business men should
not shirk their dutyr By taking lively
interest in their early local politics
they will be able to send more business
men to congress. This is what we need.
American Economist j
S SPECIAL MILLINERY SALE.
' I Grand Display of Millinery at
KENNIE S DECORATION SALE.
For Two "Weeks
All our fine MUinery at Fifty Cents on the Dollar.
WE : ARE : DETERMINED : TO : LEAD : IN : LOW : PRICES.
Miss Kate Wood will show you the Lowest Prices
for the Choicest Millinery in the west. Kemember spe
cial sale begins at once at '50 CENTS on the DOLLAR
at RENNIE'S, at RENNIE'S.
Star Clothing House.
THE LAKG-EST 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.
WEBER & VOLLMEB, Props.
Mail orders promptly attended to.
"V". TON OETZ
The North Side Grocer,
Goods are Guaranteed Fresh,
Our Prices are as Low as the Lowest,,
Insure Prompt Delivery,
We Solicit a Share of Your Trade.
NORTH LOCUST STREET.
O. F. IDDINGS,
Order by telephone from
FINEST SAMPLE EOOM
Having refitted our rooms in
is invited to call and see us,
Finest Wines, Liquors
Our billiard hall is supplied .with the best make of tables
and comrjetenfc attendants will snnnlv all vonr wanfcs.
KE.ITH'S BLOCK, OPPOSITE
Newton's Book Store.
IS NORTH PLATTE
the finest o style, the public
insuring courteous treatment.
and Ci ars at the Bar.
x'HE UNION PACIFIC DEPOT: