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NORTH PLATTE, NEB., JANUARY 21, 1913.
Sioux Lookout Mountain.
Peak made famous by the Sioux Indians of early days now conquered by
automobile. A long, nard task to climb to the peak on foot yet the power
ful Buick car reached the summit entirely under its own power.
Last Saturday, January 16, a $1050 Buick car from the Davis garage made the long
and dangerous ascent to the top of Sioux Lookout Mountain. The car carried four passengers
until within 100 feet of the summit when it was deemed advisable to unload on account of the
dangerous angle at which the car had to travel along the narrow ledge, where on one side
was a sheer descent of 100 feet. Half way up the grade it was found necessary to turn the
car completely around and travel in almost the opposite direction in order to proceed.
The place where the turn was made was approximately 16 feet square and was surrounded on three
sides by a chasm 100 feet deep. The only direction in which the car could proceed after turning in tKis
remarkably small space, was up a long, narrow grade which was marked about every 20 feet by "cat steps"
from 8 to 18 inches high. This Dgrade was never over 8 feet wide and in places the car had to
proceed within a foot of the edge. The conditions of the climb were such that it required enormous reserve
power instantly applicable and the dependability of the brakes was a matter serious moment. The car at all
times handled itself perfectly and had reserve power. The brakes held the car positively whenever necessary
and the car at all times was under complete control pf the driver, -. -
Joseph Hayes Bpent tho grca part
cf last week in Omaha on business.
Mrs. David Patteo has returned from
a short visit in Kansas City with
Lorenzo Martin, of Donver, who has
been visiting his parents left Sunday
Alex Brooks the photographer spent
the past three days in Lexington on
Mrs.. Harry Kelly has returned from
Lincoln where sho visited relatives for
a couple of weeks.
Onirics Johnson left Saturday morn
ing for Kearney to transact business
for several days.
Attorney James G. Mothersaid left
Sunday evoning for Scotts Bluffs to
spend a couple of days on business.
Dr. Kennon and Robert Holcombe, of
Maxwell, were transnoting business in
this city the latter part of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. William George, of
Brady, who visited in town last week,
left Saturday for Denver to attend the
Doc Bird and Edward Marcott, of
Gothenburg, visited in town yesterday
while enrouto to Denver to attend the
Miss Hazel Dye, of Salina, Kans.,
-who had been the guest of her sister
Mrs. Wm, Maloney since Xmas,- left
for tome last evening.
Miss Helen Hoxie leaves in a few
days for New York, where she will
meet an uncle and accompany him on a
trip to South America.
A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Eli Kunkle who reside south of town
the first of last week, Mrs. Kunkle was
formerly Miss Edith Hull of this city.
W. R. Maloney, Jr., left last evening
for Chicago, Omaha and Boone, la., to
spend ten days visiting relatives and
purchasing stock for his furniture store,
Harry Cramer, who was injured in a
fall during tho holidays while visiting
the home folks at St Paul, Neb., is
reported to be improving and will re
turn here next week.
Freda Crowder was granted a divorce
in tho district court last week from
Jake Crowder on the grounds of two
years abandonment- They were-jnarrjed
three years ago in Lexington.
uick Car Climbs
rs. Wood White left at noon Sat
urday for Grand Island tospend'a week
with her parents.
Mrs. N. F. Clough has returned from
Ogalalla whero she visitedher daughter
Mrs. Arrowsmith for two weeks.
Howard McMicheal has purchased a
lot in the Miller addition thru Bratt &
Goodman and expects to build a modern
bungalow in the spring.
Wanted Girl for general housework
in family of two. 306 East 10th St.
D. E. Thomas, of this city, is work
ing on a new invention in air ships in
Hot Springs, 3. D., for which he has
secured a patent in Washington.
N. E. Workman and son, of Bay
ard, came down Saturday afternoon
to attend the funeral of the Workman
boy which was held Sunday.
Nichols W. Grandley, of Wollfieet,
purchased the Loudon property in the
fourth ward and will become a resident
of this city in the near future.
Wilcoxson's Employment Agency fur
nishes all kinds of help free, 'phone 9G.
Office hours 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. 100-
The J. S. club tendered a surpriso
party to Miss Elsie Waltemath Satur
day afternoon. The young guests were
entertained with games and contests.
Lunch was served at five thirty.
For Sale White Rock Roosters. Ad
dress Mrs. A. W. Arnett, North Platte,
Neb. Route 1. 102-4
The Nevita Club and their husbands
tendered a surprise to Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Yost at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Austin Friday evening.
The party came laden with baskets of
good things to eat. The evening was
pleasantly spent in playing Somerset.
The Degree of Honor and A. O. U. W.
held a joint installation of officers last
evening at tht K. P. hall. Judge A.
M. Walling, Grand Master Workman,
of David City and Mayme If. Cleaver,
Grand Chief of Honor, of Lincoln,
conductod the installation ceremony.
After an interesting and entertaining
program a very enjoyable lunch was
sorved. Following is the program which
was renderod: Quartett by Dr. and
Mrs T. J. Kerr and Mr. and Mrs. Lin
engor, reading by Mrs. W. J. Tiley,
solo by Miss Larson, piano solo by Miss
G. Rebhauson, reading by Miss GuBsie
Spickerman, duet by Mrs. Huffman and
Irma, reading by Roy Ames and solo
by Mrs. Jackson.
Ralph Barney, of Kearney, who
visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reynolds
last week, returned home last evening.
Miss Bassio Salisbury and Miss Flo
Stamp will entertain the Young Ladies'
Bridge club Thursday evening at tho
homo of the former.
The Y. M. C. A. meeting at the
Methodist church Sunday afternoon was
largely attended. Rev. Knowles de
livered an impressive and instructive
Miss Helen Hoxie entertained two doz
en young friends at a dancing Saturday
evening in her new home on west 5th
which is admirably adapted for social
functions. M'isi Hoxie proved herself
to be an ideal entertainer. Her guests
included tho T. M. E. club and their
L. J. West, who had been in this city
for a couple of days selling lead pencils
on tho streets, died Friday afternoon
near the Timmerman hotel. He was
taken to the Maloney undertaking par
lors and relative in Grand Island noti
fied. The remains wore shippod to
Grand Island for burial Saturday. The
deceased was a man about sixty years
The masquo party given Friday even
ing at the Gantt home by Bert Barbor
was one of the most enjoyable affairs of
the winter social gayeties. Tho costumes
worn by the twenty fiyo guests, were
cleverly designed and it wad -noiuntil
the unmasking that the idontity became
known. Dancing was the principal
feature of amusement. At midnight
nicely prepared refreshments were
We have had so many urgent requests
for a chance at our mill end bargains
from our out of town friends that wo
have decided to continue our sale for
another week. A few of our special
items are already sold out but, in order
to take care of tho later comers, we have
added many new features all to go at
Lom End prices Como In any time
during this week and we will guarantee
to serve you fully ns well as we have
during tho post few days. Wo want
permament, steady trade and there is
only ono way to get itr-oarn it wo
have earned your confidence and trade.
The proof la in Ihe merahondiie.
This opportunity may not como again
this season. Drop in and see us, you
won't bo sorry. E. T. Tkami'-& Son.
The men of the Baptist church will
hold a banquet Thursday evoning in
connection with the dedication of tho
new church. This is to mark the erec
tion of a new church that has been
finished practically free of debt, a con
dition that is somewhat unusual in
church erection history in North Platto
as well as elsewhere. This new church
home supplants the frumo building that
was erected in 1870.
A number of citizens outside the
church have been invited to tho bpnquot.
Colonel Cody in Town.
Colonel Cody, who had been spending
several weeks at his 'mining property
in Arizona and looking after business
interests at Cody, Wyo., nrrivod Satur
day morning and will romnin hero for a
short time visiting his family. Tho
Colonel says his mines in Arizona are
showing up fine, and when further de
veloped will be heavy producers. Tho
quartz contains gold, silver and copper,
and somo of the assuya of the ore show
a fabulous sum per ton.
Fire Day at the Schools.
January 30th has been designated
as firo day in all tho public schools of
the state, this day having been desig
nated by the deputy fire commissioner
of the state. Each room of tho city
schools will have suitable programs,
and an organization known as tho Ne
braska Fire Scouts formed, and mem
bership cards issued. Tho object of the
scouts is to use all possible means to
prevent fires and to protoct life and
property. There Is no cost. Each
member will receive a printed certifi
cate of membership, containing his or
her own name written in the blank
space. The members from oach room
are to elect a secretary who is to koep
the records. During tho rest of tho
year members are expected to find out
the cause of all fires in tho city, and
the secretary will keep a record of theso
causes and a statement of tho probable
Robort R, Riese, u well known
traveling salesman of Omaha, who fre
quently visits this city, was married re
cently at Niagara Flails, Ontario, to
Miss Maude B. Carr. Tho honeymoon
was spent in eastern cities. Mr. and
Mrs. Rieso'arrived here Thursday even
ing to visit for a few days beforo taking
up their residence in Grand Island,
Pump Test is Satisfactory.
The official test of tho new pump
started at 1 o'clock p. m. Thursday,
Jan. 16th, and ended at 1 o'clock
p. m. Friday, January 17th(
tho pump running continually for
21 hours. During that period 2,420,000
gallons pumped. The pump Ir capable
of pumping 3,000,000 gallons in 24
hours but the city was riot able to get
rid any more water. Six hose streams
were turned into the sewers besides
supplying the city and railroad with
water and tho firo hydrants were also
flushed to get rid of the water. Only
the new wells were used to supply tho
water and they are capable of supplying
almost as much again if necessary.
Pump met tho duty test for economy
in use of stoam prescribed by the con
tract and did so easily, Altogether it
was a very satisfactory test.
Dedication This Week.
Tho new Baptist church building will
be dodicatcd this week. The service
will begin tonight, and continue over
Sunday. Rev. C. J. Popo of Lincoln
will speak on tonight In the old build
ing. Rev. Fred Berry of Lincoln will
spook Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Other speakers, local and invited talent
will also speak at the men's banquet on
Thursday1 night. Rev. Wilson Mills, D.
D., of Omaha, and Rev. D. D. Proper,
D. D., of Omaha, wllj speak Friday and
Saturday nights, and these same men
will preach the dedicatory sermons on
Mr. Berry will speak in the Bible
school assembly Sunday morning at
9:00 o'clock. He will also be the prin
cipal speaker at the Men's Y. M. C. A.
meeting Sunday "afternoon nt 3:30
It is expected that no subscriptions
will be asked on "Sunday in thex dedica
tory services as rJractically'all'of tho re
quired funds will be providod.
Tho public Is welcomo at any of these
service and especially invited to all
meetings after Thursday night.
R. F. Stuart has purchased my stock
of Plumbing and Heating fixtures and
material. With it I giveiiinV my good
will and would recommend my friends
and former patrons to him when In need
of anything in his line.
A. A. Schatz Co.
Miss Lillian Ritnor. of tho Sutherland
schools, came down Saturday to visit
Do You Want a Home
in North Platte?
The Interest manifested nt this time
on tho part of purchasers and. those
wanting property in North Platto, war
rants the Nebraska Real Estato Co. in
placing before thoso interested a partial
list of the many choice bargains that
we haro that are worthy of careful in
vest! ation bv all who are considering
buying or renting.
No. 515 A Beautiful Flvo Room Homo.
Almost new, bath, toilet, closets, hall,
pantry, electric lights, nice lawn, sfda
walks. Well located.
No. 727 Nlco Six Room Houso
on SE Corner.
Is attractive, closo in and a bargain.
No. 771 AModorn Homo.
Six room house, barn, nico shade and
lawn nt a bargain.
No.773 For Rent or Solo."
A sovon room house, modern, oloctric
lights, city water. Isa snap.
No. Gil A Nlco Four Room Bunirnlnw.
Well locoted. To oxchungo for vacant
No. C10 Best block in L'odv Addition
for sale at a bargain.
No. G52 Nice Residence and One Acre.
This is a snap. Come and see us.
No. 1000 Nino Room House
and Two Lots.
:The house is modern,- small barn,
walks. Can exchange this property for
good land worth money.
No. 985 Is ono ot the Choicest Homos
In North Platto.
If you want something good, worth
tho money, this' Is it.
No. 472 A Business Property
and Residence, At a Bargain.
This will appeal to you if you are
wanting something of this kind.
No. COS A Bungalow.
Nino rooms, modern. This is onjtarif
tho best properties In the city, excet
lent terms can bo given. I H
Do not fail to see Nebraska 'Real
Mr. and Mrs. S. A.' Thomas, of Suth
erland, aro visiting with town friends.
Julius Hahler has returned from n
week's visit in Witchita, Kan.
J. W. and F. A. Cox, of Sutherland,
came down Saturday morning to ' visit
Mrs. Earf f!imntnr Uff tin. lot...
I nnrt of lnut- wkmIt tn n .-,).. tn ,it u.
I sister Mrtr. Royal Erricson.