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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUTE: FRIQAY ? EVENING,; J ULY 5; -1895.
svt& Exclusively tu
;hrerggntne Million Peogte
f TirtlversaTIv aecsetta u tfe
iLewiJnsjFtocCoe of tfc World.
Sells the above Coffee
together with a complete line of
STAPLE AD F17 IB.
Prices Always Eeasonable.
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
Paid For Country Produce.
Smoke the "Royal Sport" cigar.
Chas. McDonald has had a new
sidewalk put down along- a portion
of the bank lot on Front street.
Successful celebrations are re
ported as having taken place yes
terday at Sutherland and Maxwell.
Reece !Lemon has established a
paint-shop in the Wilson building
on Front street, and is capturing
Eight or ten couples spent a
very pleasant evening at cards at
the Eells' residence on. Tuesday
Dr. IL B. Hatch made a profes
sional call to Hershey Tuesday, and
H. W. Fogel and wife now have a
bright, bouncing baby to remember
Drs. Hingston and Hatch oper
ated upon Alonzo Owens Tuesday
evening, inserting drainage tubes,
and the patient has another oppor
tunity afforded for recovery.
About a dozei or so of North
Platte's more enthusiastic "bykers"
went to Kearney last night to wit
ness to-days races at the Nebraska
state wheel meet.
This week the drug store of
Douglas & Son was closed. This
wa4 probably due to the healthy
condition or tne community, ana to
he further fact that there is scarce
ly sufficient business for the four
older drug stores to accumulate
i, more wealth than they can handle.
Smakinff uo a purse lor some trap-
shooting south of town to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock. Considerable
interest is being manifested, and
some good scores may be made, al
though moot xrf ttnnjOy s are consid'
erably out of practice.
An unusually larsre amount of
druit came in on second No. 4 Wed
nesday morning from off the Jules-
burg branch; so much of it was
received that it was necessary to
press a number of switchmen into
service in handling it while making
the transfer to train No. 2.
Should this issue of The Tri
bune appear to not be as interest
ing as usual to its hundreds of
readers, a patient public will please
bear in mind that printers are but
human, and like to be patriotic
upon the Fourth of July as well as
other American citizens. Any ap
parent omission of interesting in
formation may be attributed'to the
haste with which the matter for
this issue was prepared.
At the meeting of the board of
education Tuesday night the board
was re-organized as follows for the
ensuing year: President, C. E. Os
good; vice-president, P. J. Gilman;
secretary, D. . . Foulk. The fol
lowing teachers for the next school
year were selected: Superinten
dent, C. E. Barber; principal, J. C.
Orr; assistant principal not yet
selected; Central school building
C. E. Snyder, Eunice Babbitt, Ida
VonGoetz, Nellie Donahue; First
ward Bertha Thoelecke, Grace
Duncan and Berenice Searle; Sec
ond ward Blanche Buckworth,
Jennie Carlson and Jennie White;
Third ward Emma Clayton, Lulu
Davis and Lizzie Burke; South side
school, Ruth Patterson; West side
school, Tillie Blankenberg. Miss
Clayton being an older teacher than
Miss Buckworth, if she desires,
may change from the Third ward
to the Second. An examination of
the above roster of teachers would i
warrant the opinion that it is a
stronger one, as a whole, than has
been selected for the North Platte
schools for sometime. All are good!
workers in the education line, andj
it may be confidently expected that I
next year's schools will be ot the1
high grade attained in times past
A committee was appointed to con
fer with the trustees of the Uni
tarian church in regard to rentina
that structure for school purposes.
If some changes are allowed to be
made in the auditorium, and the
rental is reasonable it will be Tented
by the board. If possible the board
should make almost any sort of
arrangements to remove the school
from where it now is.
Great com weather to-day.
Some fine fish are being caught
by our local anglers.
E. B. Warner was kept busy
Wednesday entering the juvenile
contestants for the races on the 4th,
The Sagwas" hired twenty-
five Indian costumes from a Coun
cil Bluffs costumer. For use in the
The Home restaurant on Front
street has this week added to its
furnishings a neat bread and pastry
case, the handiwork of Judge
John Ottensteinis making some
needed improvements upon his
Sixth street property which, are
conducive to its appearance and
Mrs. A. S. Baldwin gave an
afternoon" Friday of last week at
which about forty ladies were pres
ent and highly enjoyed the occa
sion. The rather anomaly of a blind
broom-maker arrived in town the
first of the week, and was given em
ployment by the North Platte
Wednesday forenoon a young
butcher arrived at the home of W.
M. Baskin, and the latter gentle
man is kept busy receiving the con
gratulations of his many friends,
and purchasing the cigars.
Mrs. Irene Neville entertained
a number of the friends of Miss
Gertie Grady, of this city, at the
Hotel Neville on Wednesday even-
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mg. i. nose present speaic in terms
of highest praise of the hospitality
shown them by the hostess.
A brother of the late J. E. Mc
Allister, (ex-county commissioner),
who has just graduated from the
law department of the State univer
sity, has located in our midst, and
will fill the aching void made vacant
by the removal of H. D. Rhea.
A little match race for one mile
between a horse and a bicycle, was
run Tuesday evening at the fair
rrr-4tinr?c Afflitif TTn crln r! nrn
pelled the wheel, and the horse won.
For this distance and with the pres
ent condition of the track it is ex
tremely doubtful if any of the record
breakers could defeat an equine.
E. F. Seeberger is sending out
personal letters to the farmers of
Lincoln county, urging upon them
the importance of aiding in making
an appropriate display at the com
ing state fair, and soliciting contri
butions of samples of crop products
for the same. This is a matter in
which our farmers should take
deep interest, as if their lands are
shown to be capable of producing
unuxiiailj- iaTgecrops iliey imme
diately become more valuable. Push
the project along.
N H. D. Rhea the middle of this
week loaded up his personal effects
and moved to Lincoln. For some
time past he has had a desire to
locate in the state capital, and after
making final proof upon his timber
claim, he concluded to make the
change. In this instance what is
Lincoln county's gain will be Lan
caster county's loss in a political
sense. However, H. D. was getting
considerably ashamed of his old
populistic associates and may con
clude to do the act of the Prodigal
Son and returnto the safe republi
can fold. Who knows but what next
year he may be filling minor stump
mg engagements aunnsr tne cam
paign for the republican state cen
PEATH OF JOHN HOLMAN.
Tuesday evening- John Holman
gave up the long contest which he
has waged with the king ot terrors
and yielded to the inevitable. For
several months past he has patient
ly endured the pains andihsidious
ravages of a cancer upon his lip,
which has gradually and merciless
ly eaten out his life. Mr. Holman
was quitean old settler of Lincoln
county, coming thereto in 1870. For
several years he was associated
with Joseph Holman in the manage
ment of the E. W. ranch near Cot
tonwood Springs for the late Benjr
Hershey, of Muscatine, Iowa. Dur
ing the year 1887 himself and Jos.
H. Hershey associated themselves
as partners for the conducting of
the implement business in this city
in which they steadily continued
until the time of his death.
In 1886 the deceased was married
to Miss H. Maud Welch. Of this
union one child is now living, a ,boy
about five years old.
Mr. Holman was a member of the
A. O. U. W. and the M. W. A., in
each of which organizations he
carried a S2, 000 life insurance policy.
In addition to his property here the
deceased owned considerable valu
able realty in Colfax county, this
The funeral services take place
this afternoon from the Presbyter
ian church at 2:30 o'clock.
The deceased was well known
throughout this locality as a goodX
citizen and an exemplary husband.
By his death a vacancy will be
r .7 rmcu be hard to fill, and
iaciily and the fnmm.mik
jhave suffered a severe loss.
If any one imagines that the eter
nal fires of patriotism in the hearts
of the American people are smold
ering, and in danger of finally be
coming extinguished, the events of
yesterday should thoroughly unde
ceive him. Yet it is but the logi
cal sequence where the people are.
the sovereigns. Although at times
it may appear that we are wander
ing away from the traditions and
theories of government as inculca
ted by the framers of our consti
tution, yet invariably the hard com
mon sense of our people will assert
itself and successfully solve the
problems which temporarily annoy
and vex us.
About nine o'clock those intend
ing to take part in the street pa
rade began assembling in the vi
cinity of the courthouse park; and
making preparations for this event.
Under the the skillful management
of chief marshal of the day Maj. L.
Walker and assistants M. C. Har
rington and W. C. Elder order was
brought out of seeming chaos, and
each was assigned to his proper
place in the procession. At near
ten o'clock the parade began its
march northward, as if in search
of a more frigid temperature, to the
stirring strains of the Gordon cor
net band, which never played bet
ter in the history of its organiza
tion than it did upon this occasion.
After marching through the prin
cipal streets the parade returned to
its starting point and disbanded.
There were many interesting and
amusing features in the parade.
To attempt to enumerate them
would be a huge undertaking, es
pecially so the next morning .after
the Fourth of July. However they
all exhibited good taste, and rep
resented a great deal of labor in
their preparation. Two of the
floats in the parade, that repre
senting the founder of the Smith
family and the prospective animals
of Dillon park, had been prepared
by the Red Men, and were not in
competition for theorizes, although
each was worthy of special" men
tion. The judges. awarded G. Mr
IvTewton first prize fdr best decora
ted float, Harrington & Tobin sec
ond prize for the same, and the
Fair store the third prize.
Large numbers of bicyclers were
in the parade with handsomely dec
orated wheels, which lent a bril
liant appearance to the procession.
The judges awarded W. L. Crox
ton the first prize for the best dec
orated wheel, Nellie Ziebert the
second premium for the same, and
Albert Davis the prize for best
comic costume, his representation
being that of a Mephistopheles.
At the conclusion of the parade
the firemen's fun on Front street
began, and was witnessed by a
large number of interested specla-
tors. In the dry coupling contest
the Second ward hose team won
first prize in 10 2-5 seconds; the
Third ward took second money in
11 3-5 seconds, and the First ward
third in 13 seconds. In the wet
contest the Second ward also caught
the first prize in 25 3-5 seconds;
First ward second money in 30 3-5
seconds and the Third ward caught
the third prize in 25 3-5 second.
The lsst team's time was the same
as the Second ward's, but owing to
the excitability of a Third ward
citizen who undertook to help the
We are the People who have
The BEST FLOUR,
' The BEST COFFEE,
The BEST TEA,
The finest grades of everything in the Grocery Bi&e
in the City; always fresh and at prices that
HAEEXCTGbTOlT & TOBIN.
.., . . in Ladies Blouse
expensive; aisp a new line oi neap joeus ana xeit
Pins, ''Side-Combs, Hair OrnamentSj and the new
Long Watch-chains. It you want any tiling inthe
way of a neat little present for someone., you can
"find it in out line of novelties, from 25 cents to
well as high as you
boys out by.-ssisting in pulling off
the hose, they were given second
A majdrity of the spectators
fchen repaired to the courthouse
park where the Declaration of In
dependence wasoread by Prof. Orr.
At its conclusion T. Fulton Gantt
made a brief reminiscent speech
full of his recollections of the
prophecies of Col. J. B. Park, made
over twenty-nve years aero, that
ultimately this country must learn
to base its hopes of prosperity
upon a comprehensive system of ir
rigation. T'As many of the speak
er's listeners were believers in the
subject (and especially so upon
days of festivity) his remarks
found a responsive chord within
An adjournment was then taken
until three o'clock, when the sports
were given on Spruce street in the
presence of an immense assemblage
THE PRIZE WINNERS.
rue louowing were tne winners
in the .sporting events:
Hop step and iump Will Sulli-
van first, Geo. Schatz second.
Three-leg race Geo. McEvoy
and Will Baker first, Fred Elliott
and Chas. Hendy second.
One hundred yard dash Fred
Ouimette first, Jas. Shaffer second.
Running jump Geo. Schatz first,
Will Sullivan second.
une Hundred yards tat men s
race Will Price first, J. L. Moo
Standinc- iump Will Sullivan
first, Geo. Schatz second.
Fif tv yard old man's race Jack
Sullivan first, G-. E. Knox second.
Fifty yards boys' race Elmer
Owens lrst, L. F. Schmalzried
Fifty yards' girls' race E. Dol
son first, . Blanche McNamara sec
ond. t - ,
One-Jiaif .mile running race
GeojMcEvdy first, Fred Ouimette
second. " -. 5
In theVpne ymileJ.bicy.cle.raCEror
men ove7,riorty yeurs ot agexnere
were three entries: J. F. Fillion, J.
M. Ray and A. Pica'rd. In the first
quarter Fillion's wheel broke down
and he was forced to quit the race.
Judge Ray sped over the course in
fine shape and won in three min
utes and thirty-three seconds; Pi-
card following in 3:50.
The mile bicycle race for boys
was won by Fred Fillion, first;
Ray Keith, second; Geo. Crick,
third. The boys rode well, the
time being close to three minutes.
Blanche McNamara won first
prize in the mile bicycle race for
girls, Mabel Donehower second and
Nellie Ziebert third.
Putting 16-pound shot Will
Price first, Fred Ouimette secend.
Fifty yard sack race Leo Sulli
van first, Geo. Carter second.
Thirty yard shoe race Jas. Mc
Evoy. first, Guy McMurray second.
Twenty-five yard slow bicycle
race Eel. Friend first, A. B. Hoag
Egg race B. W. Lambert.
The competitive individual drill
by the members of the Cody Guard
was one of the most interesting
events of the day. The company
was put through a drill b' Captain
Scliarmann, and as a member made
a wrong or slow move he was called
Waist Sets, : very pretty-, not
' p ri Ti.1t. J "n 1 i
wish to go. ' f
CLINTON, THE ljJWBI,?R
from the ranks. The boys stood
the test for'some time, and then'be
gan dropping out until Dave Scott
was the only .soldier boy lett in
line. He was awarded first prize
and Rob Rannie second.
The nine mile bicycle road race
came off at seven o'clock. It was
a handicap race with eight start
ers. Hainline was scratch man,
being handicapped three minutes
over Scharmann, the first starter.
Fred Hartman came in first,
time 29:10; Crick second, time
28:58; Hainline third, time 27:36.
Roddy, it is said, had the race well
in hand, but broke his wheel on the
road near Judge Hinman's and
was iorced to retire. u'ne time
of the winners was remarkable for
amateur riders considering that the
road in many places was very
rough. Hartman agreeably sur
prised his friends, and the riding
of Crick, who is but a slip of a boy,
was such as to indicate that he will
probably become Qneof the swift
riders of the state. Hainline low
ered his previous record over the
same course by fifty-eight seconds,
and places him along side the best
riders in the western part of the
state. He will certainly need
The baseball game in the after
noon at the fair grounds between
North Platte and Hershey attracted
considerable attention, and resulted
in an easy victory for the former
by a score of 23 to 10, the home
team not taking its last two in
nings. Dowd pitched the first seven
innings for the home team, and
Norton then took his place in the
box, and did not allow the visitors
to get to second base. It is said
the pitcher for the visitors was all
right, but he was poorly supported.
The ball given at the opera house
in the evening by the Cody Guards,
was fairly well attended, consider
ing the exhaustive way in which
the day had been spent, and those
present report themselves as highly
pleased with the programme afford
ed, only regretting that it was not
Throughout the day it was gen-
eraiiy remarKea oy ooservant peo-
pie the absence of disorderly con-
duct and rowdyism. This is a
rather remarkable occurrence, as
frrmpntltr if it: tint TrKlVi i-Vtrt f mi m?
people consider it the acme of hu-
man happiness to get drunk in
order to properly celebrate the 4th
Too much credit cannot be be
stowed upon the members of the
Imp. O. R. M. for the successful
way in which they arranged and
carried to a successful consumma
tion this, one of the greatest
Fourth of July celebrations ever
given in North Platte, not except
ing the efforts of our own and only
Buffalo Bill" in this direction.
But as he is a charter member and
crod-father to Pahaska tribe No. 10
(which was thus named in his
honor), he is entitled in a measure,
10 ms snare 01 tne bucccsbidituouyu
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personally unable to be present and
participate in tne iestivities inci
dent to the occasion. Had not the
Red Men taken hold of the affair
and worked as they did, it is doubt-
ul if our citizens would have this
year celebrated our natal day. No
bly did the committee in charge ex
ert themselves to crive citizens
who liberally subscribed funds
the worth of their money", and
mean is the man who will complain
?6f the result. Once asrain. you
meek and humble savages, is the
public indebted to you for this day
pf enjoyment, which will be remem
ber by the citizens of Lincoln
county for many years.
A. Fenwick and family spent the
4th in Sutherland.
Mary Scharmann went to Omaha
Tuesday for a brief visit.
Geo. E. French and wife returned
Wednesday morning from Denver.
Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, of Omaha,
spent the Fourth in this city tne
guests of Iester Eells and wife.
Wednesday morning Mrs. Geo. C.
White, of Sutherland, came to this
city for a brief visit with friends.
A son of J. D. Wilson, who torm-
erly worked here at the printing
business some twenty years ago, is
visiting his parents.
Chas. Ell and wife, Geo. Austin
and wife, accompanied by Anna
Rebhausen, Wm. Fikes, Wm. Sulli
van, Al Babbitt, David Cannon.and
Jas, Roddy went to Kearney to-day'
to attend the wcy'cle races. ; . .- ,
Has no superior no equal.
provement in milling machinery the, product of the hard,
excellent wheat of the north. If you are not using the
To pay cash for what goods you need, and
f1 -10 nr, fs. -i
men mase irom zo
so doing if you bring
'A, dozen Hooks
5 Lead Pencils for 1 cent.
4 Thimbles for 1 cent.
A good Purse for 2 cents.
Tin Pans from 2 cents up.
A yard of Elastic Web for 2 cents.
Olark's 0. N. T. Thread for 4 cents a spool.
Children's Shoes for 22 cents a pair,
r Ladies7 Hose for 5 cents a pair.
i A good Sponge for 4 cents.
A 2-quart Fountain Syringe for $1.07.
A good book by best authors for 7 cents'.
Boys' Waists for 17 cents up.
Men's Working Shirts for 17 cents.
We handle nothing out
not satisfied with the quality or
and get your money. We handle a full lineof Shoes, No.
tions, Furnishing Goods, Millinery, Tinware, Woodenware.
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Queensware, etc. Call and
I I I i
ilcox Department Store
First door south of Streitz' Drug Store, - - NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
uonsiaeraoie maenmerv is now
beingf shipped westward, which is
a good indication of reviving: times.
Extra engineers and firemen were
at a premium the middle of the
week on account of the regular men
wanting to lay-off for the Fourth
Fireman Frank Simpson rejoiced
with exceeding great joy Tuesday
over the arrival of a twelve-oound
boy at his residence in the Third
ward, of the regulation Simpson
details and templets.
Next Monday some of the train
men will catch a passenger special
from the east It is a large num
ber of excursionists en route for
the national meeting of school
teachers in Denver.
On Wednesday morning there
were two sections of train No. 4
the east bound Fast Mail. The
second section contained a number
of bicyclists en route for the big
wheel meet at Asbury Park, N. J.
Sixty-eight were in the party, among
others, an old school friend of ye
editor, who is now a practicing atr
torney in Denver. Fiye cars were
in the train, one of which bore the
banner "L. A. W. 95, Denver Wheel
Club Denver to Asbury Park." A
large number of our people were
present to see the excursionists.
No fast riders were in the party,
the only two who intended compet
ing having previously gone east.
When the hungry bykers had en
tered the dining room of the hotel
they set up a. 16 to 1. ell which
frightened the waiters out of the
dining room. After their meal the
same cry was repeated out upon
the platform. As they get farther
east their voices will probably get
huskier and become fainter upon
this subject. Their slogan was
something like this: "Free! Free!
Free! Are we! Sixteen to One!"
Millet seed for sale... ;
Why not get the BEST?
It is the result of studied im
try it. It is sold by
to ou per cent dj
your money to us.
and Eyes for 1 cenfc
hrsr-class goods. It you
price bring back the- goocj
get our prices.
Says the Omaha Bee: J. H.
McConnell, who has just returned
from a meeting of the master me?
chanics of the United States and
Canada, held at the Thousand
Islands, said that the manufacture
ers of the east, particularly the
makers of plate steel, were overrun
with work and were compelled to
refuse to fill any more orders until
there was a let-up in the demand
for boiler and plate steel. "Through
out the east the greatest confidence
is shown that we have passed the
period of depression, and prosperity
is following rapidly in the wake,
Eastern Illinois, Indinana and Ohio
up to the state line of Pennsylvania,
have suffered greatly from drouth.
Small grain is short iu straw and
poorly headed out, which makes a
partial failure of the crop in the
vast section spoken of. Western
Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska were
never in so excellent a condition as
now and I have never seen Nebras
ka look so well in my long residence
in the state as it looks this year.
There will be an enormous crop to
move if present conditions hold up,
and I see a magnificent year fn
sight for this commonwealth."
Studebaker Wagons a
Hershey & Co's,
In search of a good dear
win always una it at j .
F. Schmalzried's. Try
them and judge.
Property owners, are respectfully
requested to clean their alleys, cut
the weeds and sweet clover and des
stroy the Russian thistle adjoining
their property by the 1st of July,
so that the city will have a clean
appearance on the Fourth. 4
D. W. BiXEJs Mayor.