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MRTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 5, 1895.
MONTH OF JULY
WILL COMMENCE AT,
The Boston Store
LOOK FOB, GREAT BARGAINS.
A Nice Hammoc
is just the proper thing in which
to rest your wearied body this hot
weather. Why not buy one?
Newton Sells Them.
istohth: pl.tte, neb.
E. M. F. LEFLANGr, Preset.,
A General Banking Business Transacted.
Otten's Shoe Store.
PRICES CUT IN TiA,
InTorder to swap shoes for money we will pffer our ladies.1
fine Ludlpw Shoes,
Regular price $4,00 to 4.75, a,t $5,QQ;
, Jlere is a. chance to have a fine shoe for a little 'money.
All our Men's $3.50 Shoes at $2.25.
Mmi tur Boy's fine lace and button shoes, the best made,
- $2.50 Shoe at $1.65 $1.65 Shoe SI.
A large line of Ladies', Misses' and "Children's Slippers
. . will be sold at prices that will
Save you 1-3 to. 1-2 of yqur money.
Ghildren'-s Shoes, the best goods that money can buy, will
v be slaughtered at the same rate.
Shoes will be sold cheap for cash this month,-
. Otten? Shoe Store.
Dr.. N. McOABE, Prop. J. E. BUSH, Manager.
NOBTH PLATTE PHAEMACY,
north: PLATTE, - jSHSBR-ASKIA..
WE AIM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OF GOODS,
BELL' THEM AT REASONABLE BRIOES, AND WARRANT
EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
Orders from the countryXand along tiie Hue of tne -UnioD
. . Pacific Railway Solicited. ' . - .
JJioaols and Eershey Hews.
Several grangers are irrigating.
A large amount of alfalfa hay has
been stowed away in the. valley this
Cora is improving rapidly at the
This country was well represent
ed at both the county seat and
Sutherland on the 4th inst.
The overseer of highways has
made a kick to the county commis
sioners because they sent tiling up
here by D. A. Brown recently to be
put into the crossing just north of
this station, and said he would re
sign if they were going to. do the
business, which would be highly
appreciated by a large majority of
the citizens in the precinct.
All those who attended the picnic
at Stoddard's grove on the Fourth
report a pleasant time.
Will Brooks helped furnish the
music for a dance at Sutherland on
The Campbellite preacher is still
holding meetings at the Platte Val
ley school house.
W. J. Crusen, ot the Platte, will
preach to the citizens of this vicin
ity next Sunday at the usual hour.
Supt. Mary E. Hosford, of the
Platte, was up the first of the week
looking over the ground previous to
locating a new site for the school
house soon to be erected in this
district, which was left to her by a
vote of the electors in the district.
She did not decide when here, or if
she did she did not make it known.
Miss Marion Campbell, of the
coilnty metropolis visited friends
in this locality recently.
Some repairs have been recently
made on the dam to the old canal.
J. W. Alexander, of the hub, was
up in this locality a couple of days
ago viewing the crops on his farm
iust west of here, which he found
in a prosperous condition.
Cecil Tuell, of Somerset, was up
in these parts calling on his numer
ous friends the other day.
Captain Funkhouser returned
from North Platte a couple of days
ago with a new binder.
The Hershey Sunday school will
hold its' Children's day exercises on
next Sunday at ten a. m.
a business trip over ln theivicinity
of Somerset and Wellfleet, He was
accompanied from the Platte by W.
B. Parks, of that place.
W. S. Cox left Thursday for his
old stamping grounds over on the
Supt. Seeberger, wife and daugh
ter, of the Platte were up the line
Several farmers have put in a few
acres of susrar cane for feed this
TO THE PUBLIC.
North PiATTE.July 4th, 1895.
. Dear Sir: Will you please allow
me space in your columns to reply
to the open letter signed Mer-
chant" that was printed in your
's Grand Cut' Sale.
paper Tuesday. I wish, to call the All our goblis. al;' fifty cents on the dollar from nowtintil Jiilj.
attention of all thinking people to . . J -'C--X ' . 'IT w-
some of the statements h6 makes.
TTe savs we are attracting a great
deal of attention. That is ,true as
the crowds of customers testity.
The statement tnat tne oia mer
chants here have extended credit ia
also true, as is also the, statement
that the v have to charge more for
their goods to make up the losses.
It is also true that no matter who
you are if you buy anything of any
one that does a credit business you
are helping pay some one else's
debts. The statement that people
should patronize them even if they
do charge more for their goods is
not true for the reason that there
are a great many people tnat pay
cash for all their goods, or at least
part, and it is an injustice to. ask
them to pay the debts ot people
that they do not even know. Then
there is another reason why we sell
crnnri rheaner than the old mer-
All our 1 goods go at 65 cents.
All our 75-cent goods go at 3fTcts.
All our 50-eent gootls go at 30 cts.
Our 50-cent all-wool Challies go at 35c
Our 25-cent all-wool Ohallies go at 15c
Our 15-cent Challies go at 10 cents.
Our 10 -cent Challies go at 5 cents.
All our summer sroods must o-o 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.ee- :
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once and secure theseybargains before they are closed out.
ing this question, as it will add
greatly to the wealth of Nebraska
as well as our own county. Mr.
Bratt has been successfully grow
ing this plant for over eight years
ou the Gokay island, northeast of
his home ranch. The island where
Chas. Toillion was critically ill
the first of the week, but is, we are
pleased to note, allright again at
Several farmers in this commu
nity remained at home on the 4th
and cultivated corn, which they
considered was of more profit to
them than celebrating.
SOMERSET SNAP SHQTS.
A. Qeen was a Wellfleet visitor
Corn is growing slowly on ac
count of the weather keeping so
John McConqel transacted busi
ness in North Platte last week.
The annual school meeting re
sulted in the election of W. A. Lati
m.er as director ancl Miss jBle Mc,
Mrs. David Artlip left last week
for a visit at Council Blufts.
Adam Kunkle and family visited
at J. Knowles last Wednesday.
A report is out that Dr. Calvert
and Stephen Kendall, who left here
for Arkansas, will reujn here.
Several from this, locality attend
ed the exercises at North Platte on
tlie Fourth. 0 I. C.
. Your uncle Toby Castor upcm
behalf of the straight democratic
fate central committee has invite
Secretaries Carlisle and Mrtoi to
be present at the meeting of the
democratic convention in Septem
ber, The free silver democratic
state central committee have lieen
called to meet upon the 16th inst.
to fix a date for their convention.
It promises to be a killkenney cat
fight this year among democrats..
We Ijaye teen informed of a
local attorney charging a fee of
S1800 for successfully conducting
a case through the courts. It would
seem that times should not be .dull
amgng the lawyers, when pUCh fees
?re received; but as considerable-
wealth was involved this was not
(thought to be extortionate.
it is frrown has the ndvantnirp hf
chant: We buy our goods of-houses being. sub.irri&ated, and there
that sell for net cash, thereby sav- seems nQ difficulty in securing. a
lnSf tUe perceniage luat 13 duueu m p.rowtl, on thp cnnHv -nnrKnn nf fl,
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field. Mr. Bratt has now crowinc"
the wholesale houses to cover losses
which amounts to a big thing. Then
it is also true that we do not pay
rent on a room for each line, but
use one room and one set of clerks
for several lines, which reduces our
expense as low as possible. And
then Ave are satisfied with a small
about two hundred acres on this
island. Next year everybody should
put out a field of alfalfa.
Once More the Thistle
Ed. Tribune: Permit me to sug
gest that the marshal of the town
profit on each articleand willing to would undoubtedly confer a favor
let our sales for the year make us vu mauy Ui Lue residents ana prop-
It is also true that the erv owners wno are unacquainted
stores are gradually Wlth the nature and description of
the Russian thistle, if he would
call their attention to the same
department stores are gradually
crowding the single-line merchants
and the credit system out. The
reason for this is ase.have stated
and if the people wilt give us a call
and our system of doing business a
trial, they .will steer clear of every
olace.that runs a book "account, or
tries to get rich off he, sale. I in
vite all the people to call and see
us, and if we cannot satisfy them
of the truth of "these statements we
will not expect theirpatronage,
where it is now growing in their
yards or lots. These gentlemen
would in all probability take im
mediate steps to destroy this pest.
It has been noticed that some par
ties have attempted to kiU it by
mowing. This is useless, as it will
produce growth from its lower limbs
or shoots. The only effective way
by which it can be destroyed is by
t:ntting it off at the root, below the
Lino 01 Clothing,
Proprietor of W ifl&x Dept. e people, as far as it.' lays m 'his
Alfalfa for the Sandhills
Lincoln county has so -.far taken
a leadinsr position on a number of
questions that win greatly enhance
the welfare of the state.
The Question 01 now snau we
utilize the sandy lands of the coun
ty is one that belongs to the state
as well as our own locality Suc
cessful alfalfa cultivajtig.n. on
these lands is now answering this
Mr. Kunkel who resides on sec
tion 14, town 11, range 31, about
fifteen miles southwest from the
city, has now a splendid stand of
this plant growing on his land, and
also on a tract adjoining-, til? prop
erty pi 3 Iinccun larjd owner. Mr.
Mart Halcombe, of Brady Island,
has also a successful, stand on the
sandy land under his canal. G.
W. Mathewson has also made a actenstio of the men in control of
success of his planting- o this for- it. Everything is overrun with
age plant. Mj. Sturges, north of weeds, and the grounds'and build-
the town, has also a splendid field ing have a neglected look, quite
power, specimens or samples of the
plant, as many of our people do not
know the pest when they see it.
Henry Crozier has purchased an
interest in the Genoa Banner.
u Peter Van Gorder of Bayard lost
a horse that he valued at $2,000.
Mr. Couroy of McCool sold a half
interest in his trotting horse, "Lit
tle Dick," for S500. The owner ol
Alix was the purchaser.
Henry Blumer of Chalco woke up
one morning to find that four sets
of harness and a saddle had been
taken from his barn, during the
The farm belonging to the Hast
ings asylum, since it has passed
into the hands of populist manage
ment, says the Aurora Republican,
presents the shiftless aspect char-
-flats, Caps, Boots and Shoes,
in Fact Everything
Gents' Wearing Apparel.'
-IS GOING Afl?-
t Greatly Reduced Rates'
STAR CLOTHING HOUSE
WEBER & V0LMEE. ,
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MOST o DELICIOUS COFFEE o IN o THE o WORLD
HARRINGTON & T0BIN, SOLE ACTS, NORTH PLATTE, NEB
sown this spring.
Over northwest, at the ranch p.f
Haskell & "Williins, on the head of
the IUsniftl ri?er, there have been
experiments made to learn the best
method of planting this clover. On
their sandy lands the principal
difficulty to overcome has been the
drifting and blowing of the sand.
The greatest success has
been secured bv sowing the seed on
and then breakinsr or
the gtfass and then
turning the sod upon it. In this
way the drifting and cutting effect
of the sand have been reduced to
Mr. Mgtlpwsp.nt pf B.rady Island,
states that owing to the fractious
nature pf one of his horses tljat he
worked pn the press, drill when he
sowed his field, that he was unable
to lift the shovels when he came to
turn around at the end of the land,
but he finds alfalfa growiug among
the wild grass where this occurred.
By the adoption of either of these
two methods it may be possible to
successfully grow alfalfa on our
sandy lands if we will not be too
modest we might call them sand
If this plant can be successfully
grown in these localities it certainly
rneans. that we have discovered a
w-ay by which some millions of
acres of Nebraska lauds can be
made profitable and useful. We
cannot do too much towards push-
different than when under republi
The Norfolk Journal says there
are 1,400 acres of sugar beets grow
ing in the immediate vicinity of
Norfolk, which now give promise of
yielding twelve tons to the acre,
giving a total of 60 per acre to the
rrrnwprc 7n r-Hir- wnrdc at Ipncf
been $74,000 will be paid out to the farm
ers near Norfolk for sugar beets
this fall. The amount paid to
factory employes will be fully as
THE COKN PLOWEES,
Bulletin No 40 of the "Wisconsin
agricultural experiment station
gives the result of some investiga
tions that have been going on there
for some years of the various
methods of corn culture. The plan
of the fathers imported from the
eastern farms was to cultivate the
corn with a shoYe.1 plow to 4,cut the
roots" and encourage the growth ot
the stalk and ears and to "hill up"
as much as possible.
Some farmers, however, have con
tended, that as corn is a tropical
plant, its 'habitat being where
there is much sun and plenty of
warmth, it was not well to cover
the root deeply with turned furrows
and that the idea of root pruning is
oreoosterous. These farmers have
cultivated as lightly as possible,
just sufficient to kill the weeds and
have avoided making 'mills' about
The experiments of the "Wi scon
sin station have demonstrated, ac-
rding to this bulletin, that the
shallow culture, leaving the field
level, is the best; and that a loss of
three or four bushels to the acre is
caused by the old method of deep
cultivation and the hilling up of
the plow and hoe. They have also
found that "listing" results in a.
decrease of 10 per cent in the yield
from that following the old method
of thoroughly stirring the soil and
planting in the usual way.
In making these experiments the
same neid was used, - alternat
ing rows being subjected to the
different treatment so that there
can be no question of the condition
of soil. The amount of difference
in results is sufficient to make a
very decided difference in the in
comes of farmers following the
various methods of cultivation and
the bulletin oujrht- make quite a
stir in agricultural circles.. Lin
Mr. Ruskin has written a letter
in reply to the question, "Ought
parents to leave a fortune for their
children?" He says that parents
ought to educate and maintain their
children until they reach maturity.
"Damned modernism," he adds,
"eats its children young. "When
they are strong, throw them out of
the nest, but let the nest be always
open to them. No guilt should ever
stand between child and parent.
The doors should be always open
to a daughter who ;s a harlot or a
son who is a thief, if they return.
but no fortune should be left to
The country editor dreads obitu
ary poetry, and it is natural that
he should, but he has to publish i
If he refuses to do so he will have
two or three indignant subscribers
who will want their names taken
off the books, and his rival across
the street will profit by his misfor
A reallj- good obituary poem is a .
thing that is rare. Nine-tenths ofr ,
the rhymes that follow a funeral
are the worst sort of rot; but thd
writers generally think they are
very fine. When a person dies, one!
of the afflicted mourners feels it his
duty to write some verses, and he
does so; and then it is published ,
and read aloud to everybody who
will listen, and it becomes a sort of
a, public nuisance. Here is a verse
that was written after the death of
a little girl; it was one of fourteen,
and is republished here without the
change of a letter:
Dearest Mabel, you have left us;
Death occurred at half past eleven.
The angels came to meet her -
At the golden gates of heaven.
The writer of the above is an oldK
merchant in a little Nebraska town.
It was the first poem he ever wrote,
and he actually thought that it was
a gem. The editor to whom it was
given for publication says that the
old man read it aloud with tears
streaming down his face, and
bought about a hundred copies of
the paper containing it.
Obituary poetry and cards of
thanks ought to be abolished. They
are an imposition upon newspapers
and a blow at the dead, who can't
defend themselves. Walt Mason.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
in the post office at North Platte, Neb.,,
for the week ending July 5, 1895.
Babbitt Seymore Beach B
Gilbert Mrs W
Persons calling for above will pleaso say
'advertised." M. W. Claib, Postmaster.
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