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THE NORM BLATTE'. SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBDM: TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1805.
Spend you cash for grocer
ies where you can get credit
for3o days in case you run
out of cash.
We guarantee to meet any
prices named in this paper by
competitors and give you, a
superior article of merchan
dise. Our Pillsbury's Best
Flour, Chase & Sanborn's
Coffee and Tea, New York
Apples, and the celebrated
Club House brand of Canned
Goods are not carried by any
other house in this city.
flRWGTOfl & TOBltf,
Roy Shatter lias accepted a
position as night clerk at the Pa
Cal Heck has been suffering- tor
the past week from a severe attack
of inflamatory rheumatism.
E. D. Snyder left a day or two
asro for Lincoln to attend the meet
ing1 of the state teachers' associa
tion. Chas. H. Swift and Nora A.
Anderson, both of .Peckham, were
married on Christmas day, Rev. G.
n tt i rr" j
a. nuncocK omciaung.
A public ioint installation of
the officers of S. A. Douglas Post
and the W. R. C. will be held at the
post hall next Saturday evening,
A bier boy babv was born to
ivir. ana ivirs.- jltol jxooerts at max
jr t -m r - m i . -t i i r
well yesterday. Dr. Eves, of this
city, was the- attending physician
Robert Fulton, who is running
a pusher engine out of TVamsutter,
TVyo., came down last nirbt and
will visit his family ior fifteen days.
A joint installation will be held
. next Monday evening by Tate lodge
A. O. U. "W. and Two Rivers lodsre
D. of H. All members are requested
- to be present.
A watch meeting will be held
at the Methodist church this even
ing. Services will also be held at
the Episcopal church at the mid
, It is reported that A. J. Miller,
formerly of this city, recently made
$60,000 on the Denver mining" ex-
change. If this is correct A. J. is
probably having a gay time.
Hugh Bird brought down engine
846 from Cheyenne Sunday. Hugh
has been pulling the throttle on an
engine out of Cheyenne, but will
now remain here and take his rights
as a fireman.
George Nauman recentl pur
chased some extra fine beef cattle
and the customers ot his market
think the quality of the meat is a
little superior to any that has been
sold in the city for some time.
North Platte has captured the
district fair, stands a fair show of
bagging a railroad, and will soon
lay plans for securing a beet sugar
factory. "We have some rustlers in
our midst; give them all the en
couragement 3tou can.
Harrington & Tobin received a
car of New York apples Saturday;
also a carload of Minneapolis flour
.' -and a car of bran. -This firm has
."forwarded and received 400 cars of
har and merchandise during tire
year iust closimr.
W mt O
To-morrow several North Platte
gentlemen will "swear off" using
cigars and drinking "budge," but
as they hrve been swearing off reg
ularly on New Year's day for a
dozen years past, there is reason to
doubt the sincerity of their resolu-
If editor Raker, of the Gretna
Reporter, serves the sentence im
posed by Judge Scott, he will be the
only newspaper man incarcerated
in a penitentiary in any western
state. Newspaper men as a rule
are very decent fellows, though the
public does not always consider
At five o'clock this evening at
tlie Catholic church, T. T. Keliher
will be united in marriage to Miss
Julia Schatz. In advance of the
ceremony The Tribune extends
congratulations and best wishes to
the contracting parties; They are
highly esteemed and popular young
people and deserve only the good
thing's of this life.
To the active membership of
the Y. M. C. A. The annual" busi
ness meeting of the association will
feeliel&at the rooms Saturday, Jan.
5th, at 8 o'clock sharp. There is
considerable important business to j
be-tr.aacted, among which will be
tetecttat of directors. It is jour
i -anri vnt! are unrea
to be present.
T3r0. Kobikson, Preit.
The Knights of Pythias will
hold a public installation of officers
on Friday evening of next week.
Ries jLemon has severed his
connection with the Hotel Neville
and may possibly go to Pccatello,
The state beet sugar conven
tion will be held at Fremont Feb
ruary 5th. North Platte should be
The installation of the newly
elected officers of the Modern Wood
men of America will occur .next
Wednesday evening, January 1st.
District court convened in ses
sion yesterday and has been work
ing on. equity cases. This brief
term winds up Judge Neville's term
on the bench.
C. F. Ormsby, late of North
Platte, is buying and selling stock
on the Colorado Springs mining ex
change, and is said to be making
The, Y. M. .C. A. meeting Sun
day afternoon which was held in
the Presbyterian church,' and led
by Rev. Graves, was well attended
by both ladies and gentlemen.
The first annual dance of the
North Platte wheelmen will be held
at the opera house this evening". A
large attendance is expected, and
in this we hope the boys will not
Slack business in the local laud
office has caused the department to
order the officers to dispense with
the services ot clerk H. S. Keith.
The clerk in the Sidney office has
also been dismissed.
Pearl Armbus has severed his
connection with the Fair store, and
after taking a brief rest will look
up a-location and engage in busi
ness for himself. We wish him
success wherever he may decide to
The new fire hose was accepted
by the city Saturday ajid was taken
to the Second ward hose house.
The distribution ot the hose to the
several companies will be left to the
fire department or the chief.
Just at . present North Platte is
attracting attention all over the
state. The district fair and the
proposed railroad up the North
Platte river is advertising the city
in an admirable manner. Let the
good work go on.
Harringtou & Tobin are making
shipments of hay almost daily to
the Chicago market; of late they
have shipped a number of cars
from Nichols. The hay business
this year has been a preat source
of revenue to Lincoln county,bring
ingin many thousands of dollars.
Miss Hosford retires from the
office of county superintendent next
week after six rears of service,
during which she has rendered ex
cellent satisfaction. Under her
superintendency the schools of the
county have greatly improved in
efficiency and made rapid progress.
In whatever field of labor Miss
Hosford may engage The Tribune
wishes her unbounded success.
Already preliminary steps are
being taken to arrange for the
Fourth Anqual Convention of the
Nebraska State Irrigation Associa
tion, which will be held in this citv
in October next. Lexington real
izes it will be the biggest ir
rigation meeting ever held in the
state and proposes to govern her
self accordingly and see that noth
ing is left undone to take care of
and provide for the big crowd. -Lexington
One of the most successful
events in the roller skating circ
took place at the rink Friday night.
Those present were Misses Hattie
Singleton, Irene Hartman. . Evea
Fenwick, Mabel McNamara, Mary
Scharraann, Berenice Searle, Bertha.
VonGoetz, Emma Armbruster, Josie
and Abby Day, Minnie Sorenson,
and Miss Donehue; Messrs. Walter
Hoagland, Hilliard Ridgley, J. C
Orr, Chas. Hendy, Will Hendy.Geo.
McMichael, Andy Scharmann, Linn
Mathewson. Alfred Gilman, and
Arthur Hoagland. After thffskate
was over the participants retired to
the Vienna for a light repast. V
Smoke Wright's Royal Sports
o-uu. juataud JLYUSC O-ceut Cigars.
Al J J1.. .
Aiicauy me progress in irriga
tion made in Nebraska is sufficient
to produce crops to supply the en
tire state. The report of the secre
tary of the state irrigation associa
tion gives 900,000 acres of .land
uuugi iuiuuuu uuu witu sucn ir
rigation improvements in contem
plation and progress of construction
tnat will increase these figures to
nearly 2,000,000 acres for 1896,
The value of the crop that 2,000,
000 acres of irrigated lands will
produce can be appreciated when
applied to corn. A very, low esti
mate of 3'ield for the irrigated crop
would be sixty bushels per acre,
which would make 120,000,000 bush
els, as much corn as the entire state
is now credited with for 1895. It
is evident that the state of Nebras
ka is to be benefited materially by
the very district of country that
only a short time ago was denounced
as "worthless and fit only for a cat
tle range. Omaha Yorld Herald.
We have a large number v of
pieces of silverware which are
suitable for wedding presents.
In sterling silver novelties;
ornamental, as well as useful
articles. When 3rou need these
, goods remember we keep 'em.
CLINTON, The Jeweler.
WILL BUILD A RAILROAD.
For ten years past there has been
more or less talk relative to build
ing a railroad up the North Platte
river from this city, and about that
many years ago the Union Pacific
did make a preliminary survey and
secure the right- of way. This
action on the part of the Union
Pacific at that time was probably
for the purpose of crowding out
anjr other road that had a desire to
penetrate that section, at least the
project was dropped after the right-
pf-way was secured and the survey
But since irrigation has made
such wonderful progress in west
ern Nebraska and particularly along
.he North Platte river and its trib
utaries, the project of building the
road has received renewed cousider-
ation, and energetic
in this city, as well as
in some of
the western counties, have been
working their heads" to devis'e
ways and means for the construe
tion of the road.
It aifords The Tribune much
pleasure to announce that the pros
pect of having this railroad built is
quite bright in fact it is almost
an assured fact. The North Platte
gentlemen who went to Omaha last
week for the purpose of seeing what
might be done in regard to the con
structiou of this line, met with"
much encouragement. They held
a conference with the executive
committee of the Omaha commercial
club and were freely promised the
hearty support of that influential
organization. They also had a
conference with James M. Kerr, an
attorney oi iew lone, wuo repre
i i r -
sents eastern capitalists who have
investments in the territory to be
covered by the proposed road. Mr.
Kerr is enthusiastic over the pro
ject and will be of great assistance
in interesting eastern capital.
While the North Platte delegates
were in Omaha a general outline of
plans received consideration, 'and
it was decided to call a meeting in
this city on Tuesday, January 7th.
This meeting will be attended by
Mr. Kerr, a large delegation from
the Omaha commercial club, and
many representative citizens from
Keith, Deuel, Cheyenne and Scott's
Bluffs counties.. At this meeting
a permanent organization will be
effected, details considered, and
provisions made for the preliminary
work, such a making a survey and
securing right of way.
It is unnecessary at this ti'me to
speak of the inestimable value this
proposed road would be .to North
Platte and the section through
which it would run. Suffice to say
that the population of this city
would be greatly augmented, busi
ness would be increased beyond the
hopes of the most sanguine, and
every property owner, mechanic
and laborer would share in the gen
eral prosperity sure to follow the i
operation ot the road.
We are the People who have
The BEST FLOUR,
The BEST COFFEE,
The BEST TEA, :.
The finest grades of everything in the Grocery Line
in the City; always fresh and at prices that -'
v ; DEFY COMPETITION.
H AERINGTON & TOBIN.
Bring in your pass books or bill and com
pare prices with ours, and see the difference
for yourself. : : : :
Get out your scales compare weights with
those represented on your book or bill; that
is the way the merchants do why should
you not do the same?
Yours for Cash Bargains,
THOMSON" & SWARTHOUT, CROCERS.
If you are inclined to be despon
dent, cast. aside that feelinar next
Tuesday and show to the. delegates
who will attend the meeting, that
you are alive to.your. best interests
and to the welfare of western Ne
PEOPLraoCOME 1 AND GO.-
S. Goozee "and family returned
from Omaha Sunday.
C. I. Williams went to Kearney
Joan Conway, ot Sutherland, is
doing business intovn to-day.
Mr. and Mrs, N. B. Olds are ex
pected home from Chicago to-night.
Air. ana Mrs. JJ. w. urane came
down from Ogalalla- this morning.
Joseph Pizer, of Texas, is visit
ing his nephew, Julius Pizer, of this
Miss Minnie Sorenson has re
turned to Walker precinct to resume
Miss Belle Ralston and Miss
McKee.of Willow Island, are visitors
in the city to-day.
Alfred Gilman, and Ed Elliott
returned to the state university at
Lincoln this morning.
Robert Sherwood, ot Plattsmouth
has been visiting North . Platte
friends for a week past.
Several pairs of large elk horns
were received by express for
Colonel Cody yesterday,
W. T. Wilcox transacted
business in Chappell Saturday, re
turning on No. 4 that night.
Messrs. Warner, Grimes and Ne
ville returned Saturday night from
a business trip to Omaha.
Mr. and - Mrs. Lester Eells re
turned the latter part of the week
from their visit' in Council Bluffs. .
L. C. Mathewson returned to his
home in Brady.'., island Saturday
after a few days'visit with friends.
Miss Lulu Eerg, of.Grand Island,
arrived in thecity Jast eveniug-.and
will visit Nortel , Platte friends for
a week or so.
Miss Annie WjOod, of San Fran
cisco, arrived in the city yesterday
and will visit her brother Guy Wood
and other relatives.
Mrs. Amelia., Abbott, who- had
been visiting her brother, Wood W.
White, returned to her home in
Greeley, Col., last night.
Will Patterson of Salt Lake City,
a son of David Patterson, formerly
of this city, stopped over in town
yesterday to visit relatives while en
route home from Omaha.
J. Fenwick, of Salt Lake, brother
of Alex. Fenwick, the popular
freight engineer" of the third dis
trict, made that gentleman and
family a short visit Saturday, while
en route from Salt Lake to Omaha.
The White Elephant Feed Barn
now opened. Good accommodations.
Geo. E. Carter.
The Fort Collins Express g-els
T the following': A mind reader
down in a western Nebraska town.
as giving- an exhibition of his
powers in the presence of a uum
ber ot ladies and gentlemen. After
reading- a newspaper throug-h two
thicknesses of horse blankets, one
ot the girls hurridly left the room.
She was heard to remark that she
wasn't iroimr to stav there nm
- j mmj
nger "with that thin colico dress
KUSICALE AND SOCIAL.
The following programme will be
rendered by the M, E. church choir
Thursday evening, Jan. 2d, at the
residence of Geo. W. Dillard, com
mencing at 8 o'clock:
Iuslrumental dnet "Lustspiel Overture,"
3Iises Burke and Holmeister.
Quartetlo "Moonlight," Mrs. Hlnrnuu, Misses
Armbruster and Lytle,Mes?rs.Besnck and Dovrlnn
Piano solo..... Miss Grace Langdon.
Vocal duet Mesdames Hinman and Stoddard.
Music Piano and Mandolin,
Mr. Benson and Miss Burke.
Instrumental duet, Misses Burko and Hofmolster.
Comic Quartette "The AucUoneer," Mies Mc
Namara and Sawycr,Messrs.Mooney andDotrlan.
Piano solo Miss Hofmeister.
Quartette ''Love's Golden Days,"lMesdaaaes Orr
and Stoddard, Messrs. Orr and Snavely.
Piano solo , Miss Burke.
Refreshments. Tableaux. Social chat.
Admission 15 cents at the door.
13d Weeks, who fell and injured-
his side about a week ago, returned
to work last night.
Div. M. M. Manning came in on
No. 1 y esterday afternoon and has
been looking over the company's
Eli McCart went to Egbert, "Wyo.,
Sunday night on business connected
with the bridge and building de
partment. It is said that there are sixty
engines laid up at Cheyenne.
That is a, pretty good barometer of
the traffic on the Union Pacific'
Win. Keith, formerly an employe
of the North Platte shops, but who
of late has been working in the east;
is in town visiting his many friends.
The shop boys have been putting
in some overtime during the past
two weeks in order to turn out be
fore January 1st the engines which
have been in the shops.
Pulling- an engine off each the'
Second and Third districts, as Is
reported will soon be done, in
creases the extra list, which is al
ready larger than anybody desires.
Engines 836, 678 and 684vill come
out ot the shops to-day. The 679
was'taken in for repairs Saturday.
The 846 was brought down from
Cheyenne recently and will be overr
hauled, after which it will be turned
over to George Vronian. The 841
will come out of the shops some
time next week. ,
Railway building in the United
States reached this vear a lower
point than in any ot last twenty
years; indeed iu only two
since 1865, thirty years ago, has so
small a milage been butlt. Records
for 1895 now show only 1,782 miles
of track laid a tremendous decline
from the great vear of 1887. when
almost 13,000 miles were put down.
In the eight years since that time
the decrease in construction has
been great and continents, and this
year the total build was only about
100 miles more than in the year 1855
forty years ago. Fifteen states
made no increase in railroad mile
age at all last.year, only one New
England state Maine laying any
track and that only 86 miles.
Texas leads the list with 223 miles.
The Railway Age thinks the bot
tom has been reached and predicts
great activity during the
year. The railways of the United
oidi.es on jjec. win agiTefi:ate a
little over 181,000 miles.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
The First National Bank
At North Platte, in the State ot Nebraskn, nt
the close of business. December 13lh, 18U".
Loans and diconnts i23 SOI 4(5
Overdraft?, secured and unsecured
U. S. bouda to secure circulation
Premiums on U. S. bonds
VI 500 00
1 750 00
Stocks, t-ecuritle., etc
Banking-house, furniture and lixturV"
11 333 21
2i (512 4i
3 674 SI
otner real estate and mortgages owned.
Duo from national banks (noi reserve
Due from approved reserve agent
Checks and other cash items
0 719 14
Notes of other national banks
riutuuum paper currency, nicaeis and
. Lawful siojjet jszszeve ix b.vxk viz
Specie $7 iCr 40
Legal tender notes.... 5 CO) CO
Redemption Fund with U. S. Treasurer,
(five per cent of circulation)
12 402 40
Capital stock uald in
.203 932 29
.3 50 000 00
22 SCO 00
Undivided profits, less expenses
National Rank notes outstandin
lazes pc j a
11 2.W 00
uue to State Banks and bankers
Individual deposits subiect to ehiek
I 1G4 K9
W 971 29
Demand certificates of dcnoalt
Time certificates of deposit ,
1 619 07
47 420 62
Cashier's checks outstanding
Bills Payable 3 000 00
Total nr, ic? oo
maie oi eorassa, iincoin-Connty s s.
I, Arthur McNamara. cashier of lhn nlxiv
named bank, do solemnly swear that the a bore
eiaiementu true to me best or my knowledge and
belief. AKTHUIi McNAMABA. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th dar
of December, 1893.
AxjriE C. Keampit, Notary Public
Correct Attest: H. S. Wotte. )
E. 3C. F. Lefuxo, 5- Directors.
Puitt A. White, )
Pale, this, bloodless people fhould uro Br. Saw-
7' uxaune. It is tae greatest rexedr ia tho
www foe staking the ncwk strong. For wl by r
Tnt fllPlA 15 n Inw afraincf -Poloormnrl arr rlonn-rifinn
in an advertisement. It is
it is written m the hearts of
convict a- merchant of this offense they fine him 3ike;
"sixty' We are willing to accept service any time and
submit our case to the people. We DO ItfOT deceive
you in our advertisements. For instance note the price
om these goods:
One Lot of Ail
To Oloso Out
'Stove Pipe 15 centsi anoint.,
.Ooniiiion Elbows 10 cents eacTi.
10-quart "Galvanized Pail 24 cents.
" A good ax handle 11 cents.
.'Also a full line of Blankets, Uiider-
Hosieiy, Caps, - Glassware,.
and Tinware-. Give
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
One door south of Streitz's druf.
McDonald's Prices Set the Pace!
Others may follow but
, We are in the Lead and Meaif
to Stay There. : :
We handle only the best goods and our customers will find
that our prices: are the lowest for the same.
19 pounds Ex. "C" Sugar: : . r, . .t .$1.00
Maple Syrup in bulk', per-gallon 85c
1 pound Full Cream Cheese ' 7 1 JLQc
1 pound anT Ground Spice .. . . . ."20c
4 pounds A. B. C. Crackers .23c
2- pound can Corn c 6c
3- pound pail Lard .' ; . ..28c
Baked Beans, in tomato sauce
3-pound can Sweet Potatoes 13c
1 package Arbuckles Coffee.. .19c
1 package Corn Starch . . , , :5c
' Muscatel Raisins, per pound;. . ,,, , . ,5c
Get our prices on other goods. Cqmbination Orders are
easy for us, bring them in
Flour, Feed and Grain at Lowest Prices.
DELICIOUS o COFFEE o IN
-HARRINGTON & TOBIN, SOLE
-r-For sale. Thoroughbred Po
land-China Boars; April n;irs.
Price ten dollars each. Applv to or
address N. B. Spurrier. North
Children with pale, bluish complexions, indicat
ing the absence of the requisite red globules in the
blood should take Dr. Sawyer's Ukatine. For sale
by F. II. Longle'y.
Dr. Ahvine will be at the Ne
braska House, North Platte, pro
iessionany, Jan. t, to remain one
r it -r
week. He will ee prepared to do
all lines of work. Come earlv.
H. "W. All wine..
Studebaker Wagons and
Buggies at Hershey & Co's-
J. H. Cunningham
has a fine line of
for the holiday trade, and always
lias a iresli stock oi
Staple and Fancy
GIVE HIM A CAIL.
OB t MOW
not on the statute books, but
the people, and when thej
Misses' No. 25 at 35 cts.
Misses' No. .30 at 40 ets.
Misses' No. 32 at 45 cts.
Misses' No. 34 at 50 cts.
Ladies' Pants aod Vests 50 ts
ns a call.
o THE o WORLD '
AG'TS, NORTH PLATTE,. NEB
J. F. CAMPBELL
(North Side Grocer)
Invites the attention of the
purchasing public to his fresh
and clean stock of
Everything as represented and
goods sold as low as the low
est. Remember the place
The North Side.
Give us a
In search of a good cigar
will always find it at J
F. Schmalzried's. Try
them and judgps.