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I0RTH PLATTE, MBRASKA, PEIDAY ETHUHG, JME T, 1895.
A Large Invoice of SEASONABLE GOODS just
arrived for the
Consisting of Wool and Cotton Challies, Pongees,
Irish and Scotch Lawns, Percales, Delaines, Dotted
Swisses, India and Persian Linen, Irish Point Em
broideries, Sillr, Linen, Yalenciennes and Cotton
Laces in all colors, Ladies7 Balbriggan and Lisle
sleeves and sleevless Underwear, Ladies' Growns,
Chemises, Corset Waists, Duck Foil Suits, Infants7
and Children's Silk and Swiss Bonnets, Parasols,
Silk Yeilings, Fans in white and black satin and
other styles, Silk Batting in all colors, Belting
Buckles in gold, silver and black, Ladies' Pocket
books, Ladies', Misses7 and Children's Silk Mitts,
in black and colors, Hosiery in black and tan, silk
finish, lisle and cotton. Many more articles space
will not permit to mention will be found in our store
The Large Trade
which we had during the last month has given us
the opportunity to make room for more goods, and
we are filled larger than ever.
AS TO PRICES AND OUALITY,
It is not necessary for as to boast. These are known to the pub
lic. We are the leaders in Quantity and Quality. This can be
proven by the looks of oar store that we are filled "chock" full,
from one end to the other, with the choicest of goods manufac
tured in the country. Oar eight years' experience in. business
has taught us to handle the best quality of goods going, and. we
find it to be very successful and satisfactory to our customers as
well as to ourselves.
SHOES AND OXFORDS. -
Our stock of LadiesT, Misses', Children's, Men's and Boys'
Shoes and Oxfords is still in the lead to defy all competitors.
The boston Store.
-first Rational Ban
jSFOHTEC PLAJTE, ZSTEETB.
A General Banian?
Having removed my stock or books, sta
tionery, wall-paper, etc.,
TO THE OTTMAN BUILDING p
(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.
Dr. N. McOABE, Prop. J. E. BUSH, Manager.
NOBTH PLATTE PHARMACY,
NOETH PLATTE, - jSHEJBPIASKL..
WE ATM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OP GOODS,
BELL THEM AT REASONABLE PBIOES, AND WARRANT
EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
1 Pacific Railway Solicited.
Capital, - )- - $50,000.00,
E. M. Is. LEFLANGF, Preset.,
A, "War Tims Engineer.
The celeb rations connected with
Decoration, day naturally recall
events and reminiscence of the -war.
vv e have all read of the gallantry of
the soldiers of both armies, and al
though too much cannot be said in
praise of their courage and devotion
it would be well at times to describe
the dangers met and risks taken by
those whor while thev did not wear
the blue as enlisted men,, were valu
able and indispensibie auxiliaries
to the army of the union-during the
terrible struggle that occurred be
tween 1861 and '65.
Leaving his home in the closing
years of the fifties. Lewis Farring-
ton left the mountains of northern
Vermont and drifted westward into
the state of Illinois. "When the guns
of South Carolina opened on Sump-
ter he was engaged in firing" a loco
motive on the new line connecting
iiicago and Ouincy, Illinois.
Across the Mississippi the Hanibal
and St. Joseph E'j connected with
the Ouincy branch, was completed
to its terminus with the Missouri
river at St. Joe.
On this line everything was in
confusion. The guerrilla raiders of
Andeqson, and others, made -life
unpleasant and uncomfortable for
railroad men who operated the line.
igmeers and firemen became
special targets for the bushwhack
ers that lined the road; courts had
been dissolved, civil law was not
enforced. Many of the older en
gineers and employees, especially
hose with families, abandoned the
me. rne roaa passed into tne
hands of the military, a call was
made for engineers and firemen to
mart tne roaa. Air. r arnngton
secured a position and was installed
as engineer on the line.
were good, but the risks were great.
Those who have read the stories of
the war remember the stones of the
battles of the Tinclads of the river
fleets of the union. These vessels
carried no heavy grins. their
sides were only covered with boiler
iron of sufficient thickness to resist
canister and musket balls. On the
locomotives of the union lines in
ed, and the cabs were cerefi' witfe
boiler iron in order to protect the
engineers and firemen. t
Speed on these lines was no ob-
iect: safety was evervthinfr. The
time varied from eigbt to twelve
miles per hour. No man knew at
what moment the engine would be
in the ditch. Large culverts and
bridges were guarded by soldiers.
but tne main line was too rong so
the trains were compelled to take
their chanses. Frequently the earth T
would be taken from the track, the
switches turned, the rails misplaced
and the engineer would be about as
often in the ditch, as on the rails
Mr. F. was once wounded by rifle
bullets fired at the cab, two of his
firemen having been shot beside
him. He was twice taken prisoner,
out being" a non-com oa rant was re
One squad of guerrillas relieved
him of all his money, besides his
watch. The mosey was easily
made in those days, but the watch
that was a present from a friend he
objected to losing, so he protested
and informed the comsiandissr of
ficer of its loss, who com pel led the
thief to return it. The money may
still be in the south. Wayes were
gooo. ana tne engineer or pilot en
gines received doable pay, as they
were believed to take double risks.
PDot engines always preceded, all
important trains. They were run
from a quarter to a half a mile in
front of the locomotives drawing
the trains, so that they should draw
the fire of the enemy or go into the
ditch first, and thereby save the
following train assort of a railroad
forlorn hope. There were occasions
when Mr. Farrington would have
exchanged places with some likely
young man who at
the same mo-
ment might have been
passing icecream around at some
Sunday school picnic in Illinois or
Vermont; in fact life was a very
uncertain condition frequently on
the Hannibal & St. Joe. When the
war closed Mr. F. secured a position
as engineer, and was one of the
first engineers to run over the U.
P- Rv line then building- westward
from Omaha. Since that date he
has steadily worked for this com
pany. To his credit it can be said
that he has one of the finest yards
id gardens in North: Piatte, and
is also tne owner of a beautiful
home, and the largest doer in the
Hershey & Go's.
Hiciols and. Heis&ey Sews.
Sunday school at this place will
be held at 10 a. k eastern, time
Tom 'rnorniey nas cnarge or
what is known as the Spurrier lat
eral for this season.
.farcies rrom ierKms county are
breaking sod on the ditch, section.
jusfe-east of this station.
We understand that the citizens
ot Hershey will celebrate the com-
mr lourtn ot July in an. out rasnion
Rev. Graves of the Platte will
preach to the people of Hershey
next Sunday evening- at the usual
H. W. Brown returned from 11c-
Pherson county Monday mominj
L ms section ot tne county was
thoroughly drenched by heavy rains
on last Saturday, Sunday and Mon
Mrs. Carrie Struthers and child-
. ren of Sidney are the guests of her
mother Mrs. M. C. Brown. They
arrived last Saturday afternoon.
Several parties from this locality
who were at North Platte last Sat
urday returned in the rain which
prevailed that evening-. '
A number of the scholars in this
district presented the teacher, Miss
Nettie Cammack, who closed her
term of school here on last Friday,
with a large and beautiful plush
photograph album as a token of
their high esteem for her as a
teacher and friend.
Owing to the recent wet weather
rming is at a stand-still execept
those who have breaking to do and
who are putting in their best licks
at that as the ground was never in
better condition for that kind of
work than at present."
The bachelor home of Abe Alex
ander and Tom ThbrrHey on the
J. A. Ellison farm was invaded by
about twenty of their friends and
neighbors of both sex" on last Fri-
where thev whiled
away the time for as- few hours in
ripping the light fantastic and
also partaking ocake and ice
rrratsi whicli miHTnisn-ed nv trie
, - r ? "-r "
time is reported by those in attend
ance, it was a surprise on tne dovs
who enjoyed it like little men.
Children's day will be observed
at the school house at this place on
Suaday June 16th. Everybody
is cordially inviied.
The bridge which the F. & M.
Co. erected across its ditch at this
place is all right so far as it
r(e-p, hot in needs a railinr to make
Frank Cook has some of the fin-
est spring grain in the valley.
Lewis Randall has completed his
job of breaking for R. W. Calhoun.
A large acreage of sod corn .has
been planted in the valley the week
and still there is more to follow.
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather we are told that Rev.
Franklin failed to meet his appoint
ment at Hershey last Sunday even-
Crsps of all kinds are on the
boom and farmers are correspond
C. S. Trovilk) was keeping back-
el r's hall the first ot the week or
daring Mrs. T's visit with friends
at the hub.
There is a report being wafted
away upon the gentle breeze to the
effect that Paxton &. Hershey will
put a general stock or mercnandise
in the townsite building at Hershey
in the near future.
Miss Nettie Cammack who taught
the shoo! at this place the vast year
was the victim of a surprise party
at the home of N. B. Spurrier on
Monday evening this week. A
social time is reported. She de
parted for her home in Towa on
Oscar Sullivan will cultivate his
corn with a new riding cultivator
W. J, Crusen of the county seat
will preach at this place next Sun
day at the usual hour.
A number of farmers haye been
planting in their corn where the
gophers had harvested previous to
the wet weather.
Owing to a sudden raise in the
north river the water was forced
over the dam of the old ditch which
Hooded a large portion of he land
adjacent to the ditch the first of
Elsie, youngest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Lues, has about
recovered from a recent sick spell.
Several neighbors spent a very
pleasant evening with Mr. and Mrs.
iiChasi Tbiliion recently.
Jacob Koch, shipped two carloads i
Pennies Grand Cut -Sale.
byi.our goods at fifty:
All our 1 goods go at 65 cents.
All our 75-cent goods go at 40 ccs
All our 50-cent goods go at 30 ets.
All our summer goods must go and we are determined to make special cut prices in
order to sell them out. In our Millinery department we have decided to make the same, re
duction. HATS AT HALF PRICE, and all goods in the store the same way. Come;at
once and secure these bargains before they are closed out.
of baled hay to Denver this week.
He received about seven dollars per
ton for it on the track.
"Dad" Wolf was looking- after
business interests in Perkins coun
ty a few days since.
Martin Magnetson returned the
first of the week from Logan coun
ty, where he had been to prove up
on his timber claim located there.
Ditch Sup'tSeebergerin company
with several gentlemen from abroad
were up to the head of the old ditch
viewing- the country on Wednesday.
The excavated portion of the Sul
ivan boys irrigation well which
was wailed up witn bnct ana
cement caved in the first of the
week, caused by the recent rains.
They will clean it out and plank
A large number of "prairie
schooners' passed east through
this vicinity the fore part of the
week. . Pat.
SOMTTKSET SNAP SHOTS.
Four rainy days out of five.
The R. R. bridge gang- have been
orking near here and boarding1 at
R. S. Fidlers.
Considerable more corn will now
Mrs. Mary Kidder left Friday
for a two months visit at her old
home in Iowa.
This section was visited with.
Heavy rains on -Lttursaay, Satur
day and Sunday each resulting- in
0 roughly soaking" the ground.
which now almost makes a crop
John McConnel and Andrew
atimer were in "WeDfieetTuesday
The heavy rain rain Saturday
resnited in washouts on the R. R.
near Curtis and Farnam'preventing-
anv through trains till Tuesday.
Considerable damage is reported.
Sam Filbert spent several days
ast week visiting- his uncle at Cul-
Ed Latimer recently of this local-
ty now carrying- the mail between
Hayes Center and Palisade, met
with an exciting experience last
Saturday. On his return to Hayes
Center in the evening- while trying;
to cross the Blackwood which was
swollen by the heavy rains, he got
beyond his depth, washing his
team and bnnrv down stream. His
buggy was damaged somewhat,
mmsen: ana team naa a narrow
escape from drowning- and result
ing- in tne loss ot tne newspaper
O. I. C.
rue rarmers are reioicinsr over
the recent rains, and many who
were thinking" of moving- away be
cause of drouth, have now gone to
work planting- corn and other grain
with renewed interest.
Francis Aver who has been work
ing- in Maxwell during the past
month left for his home in Boston,
Massachusetts last Monday night.
Mr Hill, county commissioner,
was a Maxwell visitor last Monday.
Miss Maggie Lynch of Brady
Island was the guest of Marie A
Hanrahan Saturday, Sunday and
Monday of last week.
Mr. Mjers of Gothenburg- was ia
Maxwell last Friday.
T. Han rah an spent last Thurs
in Brady Island.
The large number of persons from
here aad elsewhere who expected to
g-o to Ft. McPherson Mav 30th were
happily disappointed, being" pre
vented from going" by the rain
which continued to fallall day,how-
ever several men on horse back and
quite a few ladies went to the ceme
tery in the afternoon and got wet
James McCullongh came up from
the Island to attend the dance.
Mr. Fank Home of the Island
was a Maxwell visitorlast.Monday
' Nearly every one admired the
cents on the dollar
Our 50-cent all-wool Challies go at 35c
Our 25-cent all-wool Challies go at 15c
Our 15-cent Challies go at 10 cents.
OtutlO-cent Challies go at 5 cents.
Star Clothing House
TEN DAY S4L
Commencing June 4th,
and ending June 14th.
Our $1 to $1.50 suits
Our S1.65 to
Our 2.50 to 3
Our 3.25 to 4
and all of our $4,25
great sale for $3.65.
"Now come at ouce and get your choice
This sale is only for TEIsT DATS.
beautiful boquets of roses which
decorated Mrs. McNaraarra's table
the evening of the dance. "All
praise to whom praise is due."
They were picked and presented by
August Swanson of the Island.
Thos. Lynch, Pat Mahoney, Mr.
and Mrs. Murray and Miss Laura
Murray were the guests of Maxwell
friends last Thursday.
George Snyder says he is greatly
annoyed by the hard up men. So
is everyone else. Perhaps some of
those men will succeed in getting
work now since the recent rains
which will make an improvement in
all lines of business.
Michael McCuIlough went over to
the Island last Thursday.
The dance which was held here
last Friday night was very largely
attended. There were more
than thirty ladies present and so
many gentlemen that the greater
number of them had to stand up
owing- to lack of room. An ice
cream supper was served by Mrs.
McNamarra at midnight and the
dancers went home at an early hour
having- had a pleasant time.
Miss Anna Snyder went to Brady
Island last week.
People are still talking of irriga
tion notwithstanding- the continued
Messrs. Samuel Brooks and John
Snyder are working- in the black
smith shop in the absence of Mr. A.
Many persons are hauling- baled
hay from the Island. Clytte.
A number of citizens of this vil
lage met at the school house on
Monday evening- for the purpose of
considering- a celebration on the
Fourth of July and it was decided
to have a rousing- old time. Com
mittees were appointed for the
various details and by the looks of
things the American eagle will
scream her loudest on that memor
able occasion. The people of
Sutherland have the reputation of
doing things in gilt-edge shape
when they go at it together and we
may confidentially look forward to
an extra good time, and one that
will be long remembered. Every
Painter Reed, of 2iorth Platte,
has been brightening up the resi
dence of Geo. White.
from now nntil July 4.
go at 90 cts.
suits will go at tM
John Donalson is plasterin
W. Bobbitt's new bunding-.
Eli Etchison has sold out the
hotel property to a party from Lin
coln who will take possession soon.
Eli soon graduated in that vocation.
Rumor has it that our park will
be placed south of block six and
will be set to mountain ash.
J. S. Hinckley departed on Mon
day for Wallace, where he will
assist in conducting the summer
normal held at that village.
E. Coates is brightening up Id
dings' lumber office with a coat of
C. W. Burklund has made ar
rangements with, the bakery at
NortluPIatte to keep film supplied
with fresh bread.
Geo. W. White, of Hershey, was
on our streets Monday. Mr. White
has had considerable sickness in
his family and last week was so
unfortunate as to lose a little girL
The heavy rains the last week
have set every one to work and
more corn will be planted within
the next ten days than was planted
altogether before the rain.
E. Etchison was a county seat
A tinsmith from North Platte was
in town Tuesday looking up holes
in the roofs that had not bothered
for several months. Every rose
seems to have a thorn.
P. C. Meyer passed through town
on his way to North Platte on Fri
day. Alex. Xeilson spent a couple of
days in North Platte the middle of
J. H. Hershey, of Hershey, was
on our streets Tuesday.
The children of Mr. Rishor. who
have been sick with scarlet fever,
are now about well, and Dr. Beebe
is to be congratulated for his suc
cess in treating them.
Ed. Richards, of the Birdwood
was on our streets Wednesday.
Report has it that John Key, of
Elsie, will build a hotel here in the
Geo. Emerson is about the busiest
man in this neighborhood now
adays, as he is planting consider
able crop on his own land and is
furnishing seeds to nearly every
one around here.
Wm. Roberts" smiling counten
ance was visible in our village on
G-. W. Applegate was in North.
Platte on business, Tuesday after