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One Year, in Advance, - - -Six
Months, in Advance, - - .
'Three Months, in Advance,
Advertising Kates on Application.
HINMAN & GRIMES,
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, DECEMBER 30, 1887.
LAND OFFICE NOTICES.
Office in Hinman'e Block on Spruce Street, over
the Post Office.
JOHN I. NESBITT, .
i .Office in Court Howe,
, C. Mr DUNCAN, M. D.
' Physician and Surgeon.
Land Office at North Platte. Neb.:
November asth, 1887.
Notice is hereby siren that the folio wing-named
settler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof Jn uapport of his claim and that said
proof will be made before the Register and Ro
cTer TJ. 8. Land Office at North Platte, Nebras
ka, oa January 31th. 1898, viz: Frank Krasger on
Hosaeetead EntryNoT7401 for the west half of
the northeast quarter and the east half of the
northwest quarter section 98, town 10, range 90.
He names the following witnesses to prove his
coatinnoas residence upon and eoltivatioa of
said land, vis: Carl Stave, G. Sowatxke, E. Brah
aaannand M. Elias, all of WeUfleet, Nebraska.
4M . Wx. Nktiixx, Register.
OmcK: Ottensteid's Block, ap. stairs. Office
hours from 9 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 and 7 to 0 p. m
Residence on West Sixth Street.
GEO. C. HANNA,
-A.ttornev at Law,
Boom 11, Land Office Block,
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
R. E. HOLBROOK,
OFFICE 'POST OFFICE BLOCK.
H. D. Rhea.
Real Estate and Exchange,
Room 12, Land Office Block.
General Law and Land Office Business
City and Farm Property for Sale.
Fire and Tornado Insurance Written.
Money to Loan on Improved City and
Farm Property at Low Rates of Interest
Couly SEpteM lolise,
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The County Superintendent of Fnblic Instruc
tion of Lincoln County will be at his office
in North Platte on the
THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
for examination of teachers and
to attend to any other business that may come
before him. J. I. NESBITT.
Instruction on the Piano, Organ, Violin or any
Beed or Brass Instrument.
Pianos carefully tuned. Organs repaired.
NORTH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.
Fine Boot and Shoe Maker,
And Dealer In
MEN'S LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S
BOOTS AND SHOES.
U.S.Xaad Office, North Platte, Neb., J
Complaint having been entered at this office by
Lodwig Pahs against Jane Robinson forfailtre
to cotaplr wMh law as to Timber-Cultore Entry
No. SSMdalsd December 4th, 1888, u poo the; N-E
qaartor section M, township 12, range ), in Lin
cola county, Nebraska, with a Tiew to the can
cellation of said entry; contestant alleging that
said Jane Robinson has failed to break or eaass
to be broken five acreend failed to coltirate any
part of said tract as required by law np to this
day; the said parties are hereby summoned to ap
pear at this office on the 20th clay of January,
1888, at 0 o'clock a. m.s to respond and f Ornish
testimony concerning said alleged failare.
405 Wx. Sbvtxlx, Register.
Land Office at North Platte. Neb., ?
November 22ri. 1887.
Complaint having been entered at this office' by
Anna Z. Cox against John L. Wyrick for failare
to comply with laws as to timber-culture entry
No. 8614, dated April 27th, 1886, upon the lots 3. 4,
5, and 6, section 6, township 15. range 27, in Lin
coln county, Neb., with a view to the cancellation
of said entry; contestant alleging that John L.
Wyrick has failed to break or oause to be broken
any part of said tract -since making said entry,
that no part has been broken or plowed up to
date; the said parties are hereby summoned to
appear at this office on the 19th day of January.
1888, at 9 o'clock a. m., to respond and furnish
testimony concerning said alleged failure.
486 Wat. NBVrxLK, Register.
is hereby given that bids will be received
at the County Clerk's office up to Jan. 1st ,
1888, for books, blanks and stationery, to
be furnished for the use of Lincoln county
for the year 1883:
One Trial Docket, (Judges).
One Mortgage Index.
One Numerical Index of Lots, lined
for 20 lots to block.
One Deed Record, 640 pages.
One Mortgage Record 640 pages.
One dozen Arnold Ink, quarts. .
One dozen Boxes pens. Falcon and
One dozen Blotters.
One hundred Road Petitions.
One hundred Bill Heads, large.
Five hundred Bill Heads, small.
One thousand Letter Envelopes with
One thousand Legal Envelopes with
Two thousand Warrants General Fund.
District Court Blanks.
Twelve dozen Pencils.
Twelve boxes Rubber Bands.
Two thousand Tax Receipts.
Two thousand Letter Heads and Envel
opes: for Treasurer.
Three dozen overseers .notice ana .Re
The Commiaeioaers reserve the right to
reject any or all bids.
j. is. JSVAKS,
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Our ;anuar Disafints
Will be the--f-- .
.V ' 'v;' ljfi.fr.. II i mi mill IIWIULI . XjDwF
I have just finished putting up
Three Thousand Tons of Ice
from my well water lake and
during the coming summer
will be prepared to furnish all
with ice far superior to any
ever offered in this city.
Perfect Fit, Best AVork and Goods
Represented or Money Refunded.
REPAIRING PR03IPTLY DONE.
Spruce Street, bet. Front and Sixth,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Billiard and Pool Hall,
J. C. HUPFER, Prop..
Keeps none but the finest "VVhiskies.such as
ROBINSON COUNTY, TENN.
M. V. MONARCH,
0. F. C. TAYLOR.
WELSH AND HOMESTEAD
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A LITTLE LOCAL.
Johnnie Clark was dowuand saw Christ
vans "some" among his old friends.
Reilly York, now of Cozad, was here
Friday shaking hands with old acquain
Ben- Clinton is breaking between here
! and Sidney. Pretty slippery Ben, be
Miss Joe Kxier, of Plum Creek, came
up on Saturday's No. 3 to spend the holi
days with her friend.MissLola Gillett,
ffXf-.l"' -tif -? on th backhand says go, she does
not stand on the order of going but goes.
J. Dan Haskell, of Custer county, was
in town Friday of last week, one of the
objects of his visit being to invite "our"
Sauta Claus to visit his folks both big
and little. We think Old Santa found
AV. II. Irwin came up from Cozad last
Friday. Mr. I. has been identified with
Dawson county and southern Custer coun
ty for a dozen years. He is of the opin
ion that North Platte city is as she rep
resents herself and more too.
The Baker brothers who reside on sec
tion 22-12-3Thave succeeded in securing
water at the depth of 142 feet. As this
is from sixty to one hundred feet less
than -was anticipated it will tend to en
courage settlers to settle up the fertile
tract of country contiguous to our city.
On Friday night last while one of the
employes at the Brick Stable on Front
street was putting an obstreperous person
out of the office, the' man turned and
struck him just over the heart with a
knife. The cut was a triflin
to the knife closing.
The 907 has been out of the shops a
short time, and will null freight east be
tween here and the Island until the
inows require the presence of a snow
plow. Thev do say that "Buffalo Bill"
has not a broncho, that can "buck" as
effectually as she when she strikes a
Tom Long is visiting his parents, hav-
ingrecently married one of North Platte's
young lames. Tommy comes home to
spend the honeymoon with the old folks.
Edward Long, another son will also
devour turkey with his father and mother,'
iEdhas been emoloyedby JhgJJ. P. R.R.
a number of years in Montana Ogallala
wm mm asm bm atiaaaaw'
BEST SIX CORD
MACHINE 0B HAND USE.
For sale hy
T J. FOLEY.
Also fine case goods, Brandies, Rum, Gin
Etc. St Louis Bottled Beer and
Milwaukee Beer on draft.
Corner Sixth and Spruce Streets,
NORTH PLATTE. - - NEBRASKA
REWARDED are those who read this
and then act; they will find honora
ble employment that will not taxe
them from theii homes and families.
The profits are large and bui-b for every industri
ous person, many have made and are now mak
ing several hundred dollars a month. It is easy
for any one to make $5 a day and upwards, who
is wSSngto work. Either sex; young or old; bo
capital needed; we start you. Everything new.
No special ability reqffired; yon, reader, can do it
as well as any one. Write tons at once for full
particulars, which we mail free. Address Stia-
l c ix)., iroruana, aune.
Sample :-: R
N L. HALL, Manager.
Having refitted our rooms
throughout, the public is invited to
call and see us.
Kept at the Bar.
Keith's Block, Front Street,
W. W. BIRGE,
POSTS, LIME, 011ENT,
IN ANY DESCRED QUANTITY-
Fifth Street, Cor. Locust, Opposite Baptist Church,
North Platte, Nebraska,
OHAS. W. PRICE
J7nigs & Dmggisls Sandries
Pure Drugs and Ckuiicals, Toilet Aries,
PERFUMES, ETC., ALL FRESH AND NEW
'Cigars, Tobacco and Smokers' Articles.
Prescriptions carefully compounded. Headquarters for Dr. Duncan.
The '?cutter" was
FOLEY S BLOCK, SPRUCE STREET,
The O. L. & C- Co.
We clip the following from the
Cheyenne Northwestern Stock Journal, of
the.lGth inst:" "The Ogallala Land and
Cattle company has elected the following
officers for the following year: President,
W. A. Paxton; vice president, Mr. Meyer,
Chicago; secretary and treasurer Joseph
Frank, Chicago ; trustees, W. A Paxton,
E. Nanle, of Cheyenne : Joseph Frank.
Mr. Meyer, Isaac Waixel and E. F. Law
rence, Chicago; Colonel Keith, North
Platte ; August Richard, New, York, and
J. H. Bosler, Carlisle, Penn." The corn
pan' is to be congratulated on Mr. Pax
ton's acceptance and we are glad to learn
his flag is still there. The practical appli
cation of his knowledge of the cattle bus
iness on the plains his experience
having extended over a period of 20 years
is such as to guarantee success. Wo of
Lincoln county should rejoice as Mr-
Paxton is largely interested in laud in
this county besides having a large stock
ranch where at present Paxton "and
Hershey are feeding about 1,200 he:d of
cattle. Col. M. C. Keith one of the di
rectors is an old resident of this town and
one of most energetic and successful bus
iness men he having owned among the
first cattle turned loose to rustle on the
northern ranges. Most of our readers
are personally acquainted with Col.
Thomas Mahan, of Plum Creek, was in
the city last week and his presence
awakened memories. In the winter of
'GO-'TO Mr Mahan wintered a herd of
Texas cattle on the South Loup, his ranch
being close to where the town of Calla
way, Custer count', now is. "Wintering
cattle on the range in the north was an
experiment at that time (it's a speculation
now) since which all the country west of
the one hundredth meridian south of the
British Possessions and north of the In
dian Territory line ha"s undergone the
various phases incident to the progress
of a new country.
While the Union Pacific Railway was
the greatest civilizer of the plains, it
merely influenced a very narrow strip
across the trackless wilderness. The
cattlemen seeking new ranges for their
herds gradually pushed out in every di
rection until the country was one great
pasture. To the cattlemen is due more
credit and praise than the public at large
have allowed. "With the advent of cat
tlemen into a hostile Indian country the
forlorn hope of civilization got a foot
hold and the process of educating "Los
Indos" to 4,be good" on Gen. Harney's
plan was inaugurated. At the expense
of Uncle Sam's reculars. an Indian is re-
it is as a little yeast that leavens the
whole loaf. The cowmen, as a class,
are as honest, hospitable, energetic and
intelligent as any body of men who ever
pushed to the front in any country.
We might mention hundreds who have
been, successful from the start and others
who have been, by climatic changes,
made paupers , that have as Jarge hearts
as'can be found in the universe. Not
alone among the cattle owners, many of
whom were once "hands" themselves,
but the "punchers" in the phraseology of
tke raBge, by polite society called from
'occupation after the bushwhacking
Tories of Revolutionary notoriety, cow
boys, deserve , the credit due them.
Richard K. Fox, a few sensational news
paper correspondents, a lawless element
greatly in the minority, aud make-believe
cowboys, have given a deserving class o f
men a very unsavory name. We know
of an instance where in a western town
a stranger asked permission to and
stayed all night with an outfit of cow
boys who were camped close to town
r ext morning he said "though you are
all strangers to me I have no hesitancy in
saying I have twenty-three hundred dol
lars with me and preferred to trust my
self with you than in that little town."
He was an eastern man. Lives that have
been lost, hard earned savings that have
been sacrificed lor the sake ot some
friend or out of luck deserving acquain
tance, are rarely known of except by the
There are a few of the old timers still
in the business in this part of the coun
try and some who have gone out of it
but, we venture to say in or out of it,
they stand "pat" for manliness with very
few if anv exceptions. We offer this in
tribute to a much abused cow-people -but
not at the expense of any other class ex
cept those whom the shoo fits. It's the
old story, the weakest go to the wall.
"Westward the star of empire takes its
way." The bellowing buffalo gave way
to the mild-eyed range kine, they in turn
are giving way to the steady march of
Progress. Poor Lo, the place that once
knew him shall know less of him later on.
nis buffalo, if any are yet alive, wander
in mortal fear of the civilizers and their
modes of life and paw less dirt at the
setting sun than of yore. So be It.
S. Cox, a farmer living
south of Gandy7in"Xmcoln "county.
said "we want canuon
to fight the cowboys with, we can whip
the soldiers with sticks."
At the heels of the cattlemen in all
new territories came settlers and from
the barren wilderness came plenteous
peace. ''Cattle barons", in the general
acceptance, are an outgrowth of the ef
fete east, and while very much that is to
be regretted has crept into prominence,
was in town this week circulating a pe
tition for a mail route from Gandy to
Maxwell, by way of Whittier, and to es
tablish a postoffice at the residence of
Mr. Cox, the mail to leave Gandy on
Wednesday and return Thursday. This
would give Gandy a much more direct
mail line to the railroad than to North
Platte, and would accommodate a great
many farmers living along the line.
Mrs. J. E. Adams is now visiting with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Young.
She is stopping here while her husband
is on a mission in Texas as the following
will show from the Denver Times:
"Messrs. Jay E. Adams and Ed. Richards,
well known real estate men of this city.
will leave to-morrow for Corpus Christi,
Texas, where they go prepared to
purchase large tracts of land for Denver
capitalists. Thoy will represent nearly
$10,000,000, and are empowered to invest
it in real estate in and around Corpus
Christi, with a view to laying it out in lots
and putting them upon the market im
mediately. Grant Enterprise.
J. Stetson, chairman of the board of
county commissioners, returned from
Lincoln Sunday where he had been on
business connected with the school lands.
The commissioners have finished their
work of examining and appraisipg the
school Isnds in Cheyenne county and
made their report to the state land com
missioner. There were 436 sections of
school and university land examined.
Seventy or eighty sections have improve
ments upon them. The land will be
advertised for sale and sold or leased in
February. In some parts of the county
school houses and churches have been
built on school lands. Where this has
been done the school directors or church
trustees should correspond with Joseph
Scott, state land commissioner, Lincoln,
Neb., as by so doing they will be enabled
to secure their building sites without
difficulty . Sidney Telegraph.
"All my trust in thee is stayed," as she
tripped along the way, sung a merry
hearted maid on a happy summer day.
Then the world seemed glad and bright,
to her frank and beaming eyes; all the
branches waved in light, blue and cloud
less were the skies. On she sped, with
earless tread, and the robins heard her
sing. "All my trust in thee is stayed, all
my help from thee I bring." Once, in
after years a bride, waited for her lover's
feet; the' had wandered deserts wide,
they had roamed in snow and sleet; and
she waited at the shore, by the dark and
sullen sea; but she saw him never more,
never to hi3 bride came he. By the sea
she knelt and prayed, and the night wind
heard her sing: "Cover ray defenseless
head, with the shadow of thy wing."
Struggling, toiling for her bread, in yon
narrow, cheerless room, weary and with
aching head, sits a woman in the gloom.
D.iy by day her needles goes, goes through
days and weeks and years, summer suns
and winter snows, moistened sometimes
with her tears. Now and then in dreams
she sees shining meadows faraway, where
to all basiaess.eatrastod to its.
Blade at the Very Lowest Sates of Iaterest.
she played beneath the trees, on a bygone
summer day; when the sunlight sheds ita
glow, on each bush and shrub aad linib,
when her heart was free from woe, aad
she sung a single hymn; now she sings it
in a tone, not from tears and sorrow free:
"Other refuge have I noae, haagsmy
helpless soul on thee." In that hut a
woman lies, old and weary, won and
gray, and she waits with sailing eye, for
her life to pass away. There are aeaf to
cheer her now, no one jathWbeoVIde
stands; Bone to dry the death deMped
brow, none to fold the weary hands. Bit
she has a Friead, she kaows, tfco she
sees Him not nor hears, whoa she trusted
in her woes, who has marked her falling
tears. And with dying roice she aiags,
happy in the midst of woe, and the song
in heaven rings, as the angels look below;
husky, dying though the tone, 'tis from
pain and sadness free: "Leave, O leave
me not alone, still support and comfort
me." Walt Mason .
The Sugar Industry.
The department of agriculture is to be
congratulated for exhibiting a capacity to
learn. Dr. Peter Collier, chemist of the
department, some eight years ago demon
strated the practicability of making sugar
profitably from sorghum. Courant read
ers have long been familiar with the
result of his experiments and witbrhis
sanguine predictions that in the near fu
ture the United States would furnish its
own supply of sugar, instead of importing
to the amonnt of $100,000,000 a year. Dr.
Loring, the then commissioner, sneered
at Chemist Collier's work, and rewarded
his faithful and ardous efforts by remov
ing him. A year or two later he saw a
great light, and announced his partial
conversion . Commissioner Colman, who
succeeded Loring, employed Professor
Wiley as chemist, and if he had been
anxious to prove that sorghum culture is
good for nothing he could hardly hare
done other than he did. A large amount
of money was wasted for the apparent
purpose of making a failure at Fort Scott,
Kan -, and the Kansas farmers and capi
talists who are interested in the xew in
dustry would have been discouraged if
they had not had not had more faith in
Collier and Swensen than in Colman and
Wiley. This year, employing Professor
Swensen and following the methods pre
scribed by Dr Collier, they hare success-fuJly-.demonstratd
that from an acre of
sorghum there can be produced an aver
age of about 1,500 pounds of sugar and
180 eallons of syrup. At Rio Grande,
New Jersey, the cultivators have been re
warded by results almost identical with
those in Kansas. This in face of the fact
that in August last Professor Wiley as
serted that sorghum, as a sugar producing
plant, is worthless.
Now Commissioner Colman plants
himself on the Collier platform of eight
years ago, but is careful to give no credit
to the man who more than any other, is
the pioneer in the work.
Game in the West.
Mr. D. G. Elliott, of the American
museum of natural history of New York,
and party returned this week from an ex
tended hunting expedition on the north
side. The party outfitted here about a
month ago and started out with the full
determination of securing buffalo. They
did succeed in bagging two baffalo cows,
one wagon load of buffalo, skeletons and
many fossils and petrifications, which
were shipped to New York Thursday.
The buffalo are about all gone from this
northern country . Occasionally our cow
men report seeing a few on the ranges,
but it seems there is a large herd of them
on the staked Plains of Texas. From the
Tascusa (Tex.) Pioneer we clip the follow
ing: "Lee Howard, an old time puncher
of this country, came in the first of the
week with a load of buffalo meat, which
he promptly disposed of. He found this
game near the head of the Bearer, up
ward ot 100 miles north of here, and he
killed thirty of the noble fellows. He
disposed of the hides at $10 apiece.
Howard has made himself a stake captur
ing buffalo." We also have the following
from Hartland, Texas: "Hunters from
thi Panhandlft arrived ha 'Vnuomher
22a, with 'the carcasses of eight buffalo,
the residue of a "kill" of twentr-three.
after having supplied the different towns
south of here in Stevens and Grant
counties. The game was readily sold to
local butchers, and the hunters will return
for another supply. These men, who
seem to be reliable, say that it is all a
mistake that the buffalo are killed off in
the southwest, and they claim vast herds
still roam the prairies of the Panhandle
and the great Staked plains. They also
report a plentitude of other game,
especially deer and turkey, among the
breaks and the streams where timber
brush grows, and antelopes Junlimited.
Jack rabbits are quite plentiful, all water
fowl along the streams and in the lake,
and some prairie chicken are found ; in
fact they say and attest it by bringing
with them a supply that game is still
quite plentiful and in excellent condition.
Quite a lot of buffalo meat was shipped
east from this point"
Ballard's Horehound Syrup.
A. single bottle of Ballard's Horehood Syrup
kept about your hoose for immediate use will
prevent serioos sickness, a large doctor bill, and
perhaps death, by the ase of three or four doses.
For caring consumption its success has been
simply wonderful, and for ordinary cooghs, colds,
sons throat, croup, whooping cough, sore chest
hemorrhages its effects are sarprisiBg aad won
derful. Every bottle guaraateed. O. W.Price
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