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STEVENS &BARE, Editok8 axd Props. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1887. There is 110 truth about the suf fering and deaths from freezing in Western Kansas. Western Nebras ka and eastern Colorado have had no such experience, a proof that the stories about Kansas, 200 miles farther south, are pure fiction. Daniel Manning, whose death Qccured at his home in Albany early this week, was a self made man and typical American. Like Lincoln, Logan, and other public men whom the people hold dear, he was a man of the people, held in the highest esteem. All classes unite in doing .him honor. The county seat election in Logan countr, Colo., last week was a lively affair. Sterling is the favorite, but the B. & M. people are determined to have the capital at their town of Holyoke. while Julesburg is a side issue. From this distance it looks as though the latter place stood no show, and we advise the people to throw the weight of their vote to Sterling. The Nebraska weather service bulletin shows that the cold wave which swept over the plains during the latter part of November was the coldest experienced in that month during the past ten years. At Valentine the mercury touched 31 degrees below zero. The State Journal, published at Lincoln, Neb., has recently inaugu rated a Monday morning paper, and is now published seven days in the week. The Monday morning Jour nal is a full sized paper, in every way up to the high standard which characterizes the paper on other days in the week, and does not in any way detract from the other is sues of the paper. The Journal has always been one of the best daily newspapers in the west, and this new stroke of enterprise places it in the front rank of metropolitan journalism. There will be a strong effort made at this session of congress to pass a bill controlins; immigration. It is time. It seems that a large portion of the foreigners do not come to this country to live under our liberal institutions but to de stroy them. If they want to over throw law and order, let them prac tice their schemes at home. This country has no us for them. Senator Manderson has intro duced a bill dividing Nebraska into five divisions in which U. S. court shall be held. North Platte is in the central division, and it includes the counties along the U. P. from Kearney to the west end of the state, Kearney being the place fop holding court. The Senator should remember that Kearney is over 200 miles from the west end of the State. North Platte, 90 miles farther west, is much more central, both of territory and population. Senator Manderson should amend the bill to make North Platte the point for holding court, and then it should become a law. The special election for the loca tion, of the county seat in Perkins county (south Keith) has been call ed by the Governor for Jan. 17. The towns of Grant and Madrid are contestants. The latter hits Grant a hard rap when it says of its rival: "Grant bases her claims for coun ty seat on being the largest town in the count', etc., etc. She contains, the "whole timberless region between the Missouri river and the Rocky mountaun. Thuy fix the freight rate, set tEe price on the coal, and regulate the supply. They fear no competition, for the railroad com pany, standing in with the ring, will not transport, or at least only in small quantities, for private com panies. There are individuals own ing coal lands who would gladly work their mines and ship the pro duct to consumers if they could get transportation. That is impossible under presentjpuditions. The same thing can be said of fuel monopo lies in the East. The anthracite coal Kings will not allow the sup ply to exceed a certain amount, thereby keeping the price up to what are claimed exorbitant figures. These things are beginning J;o make the people think. They 'are beginning to ask the question what right have a few individuals to size and monopolize the fuel trade? Have a few persons the right to ssize these vast deposits designed by nature to furnish warmth and com fort to her people, and dole them out to the many in such quantities and at such prices as they (the monopolists) see fit? If legislation can reach this sub ject, and we believe it can, it is time the people should take steps to pro tect their rights. The comfort and health of the people caunot, should not, and must not be at the mercy of a few coal kings, already rich beyond the requirements of any individual. of tricksters.' mho have cdnartantly worked against the interests of the people, bhe contains a set of men who will not hesitate to stoop to anything that will win. A sus picious place to trust anything of public welfare." Chickens come home to roost. By her illegal votes Grant secured the division of the count. Now those who winked at the work are abusing her for it. Of late years a great deal has been said and written about railroad monopolies, the complaints general ly being confined to freight and passenger rates. There are other monopolies that are equally as op pressive, perhaps more so, and it is time the' should receive the at tention of the people and be broken Perhaps the monopoly that reaches the people, more directly at present is that of fuel companies. These are rings generally composed of officers of railroad companies. Nearly ever' railroad company in the West has one of these rings, and they are especially, oppressive throughout OUR FUTURE BEEF SUPPLY. The wholesale shipments of cat tle from the drouth districts of Iowa and Illinois, cthe immense number of range cattle both from the northern and southern ranges that have been thrown on the mar ket during the past season, coupled with the almost total extinction of the she stock in portions of the northern ranges last winter, means a great dimunition in the supply from sources that have hitherto been a large factor in supplying the markets. While some of the most prosperous states produce more beef than they consume, it is evident that the demand is outgrowing the supply; and again, the cattle sup plied from the ranges during the past twenty years have created a line of business in which there are millions invested and which would difficult for Eastern stock misers to profitably supply. Phil Armour is reported to have said that "the country east of the Missouri river was capable of sup plying the whole demand," yet it seems the countrv spoken of has not produced what is claimed it could nor in our opinion ever will, notwithstanding such high authori ty as Mr. Armour. What markets have consumed the produce of the ranges and where have the finest and fattest eastern beeves been sold? The canning, packing and refrigerator houses have used the bulk of the range supply and the foreign demand has taken a large portion of the choicest eastern raised beef. There is a large area of the northwestern country that is almost strictly pastoral on account of di versified surface, only a small per centage being capable of maturing agricultural produce on account of the altitude and dryness of jjttmos phere. Irrigating ditches will re claim much, but only a small part the whole, and the crops that will be principally raised will be fed to horned stock and cattle. The whole western and northwestern country has hardly begun to be de veloped. Immense bodies of min- no doubt, the largest and only ring Urals, coal, oil fields and the tim-. rvF f ttV1tc f o rc - wVirt lravo .'nntnf If Ti J C il, i i bered districts of the mdun tains only await the process of "bringing out" to people the country with almost countless industries. The beef supply must come from some where. A few venturesome capi talists have sought ranges in more salubrious countries with, in some cases disastrous results, in others doubtful. But at preseut we can not look to Mexico. Mexicans are not, as a rule, inclined toward the Americans. The whole Spanish South American people and Indians with but few exceptions are in a state of constant fermentation, making the industry of raising cat tle with profit in that country merely a theory based on the large amount of unoccupied territory that is supposed to be peculiarly favora ble to it. The United States must not only supply herself but must furnish for foreign consumption large quantities of oeef, and touch ing the decrease in our future pro duction, we clip from the North western of Cheyenne the following: Twelve hundred cows on the maiket in one day at Kansas City, last week, and from one ranch, is an illustration of how the future beef supply is being cut off. If fthis was the only case of the kind the papers would be full of talk about it. But it has grown to be so common an occurrence that no one thinks it worth while to com ment. It is a present slaughter and a future "boomer." It is rough on the man who gives up the cows but it is piling up big dollars for the than who don't have to sell his she stock. Those so situated that they can continue in the business as a busi ness not a speculation whether in conjunction, with the farm or strictly in raising stock will be the people who will have a comfortable surplus to their credit. Why Freight Bates are High. Chicago, Iil, Dec. 28. To-day a contract between Commissioner Vining and the old tripartitite asso ciation was cancelled. When originally formed, Vining was chos en commissioner with $12,000 an nual salary and a five year contract. The pool lasted but eighteen months but Vining held to his contract, and has since continued to draw his 1,000 a month. To-day, however, he agreed to take 6,000 in lieu of the remaining year of the contract. For eighteen months active duty and two years sitting around, Mr. Vining has been paid $52,000. WALLACE. Mr. Shaw and wife took Christ mas dinner in Curtis. A Hofmeister went to Holyoke Monday to see about selling corn. As to his success I am not informed. D. Jackson boarded the train for Cuitis Friday evening, and whether he took Christmas dinner with his "best girl" or whether she was Mrs. Jackson before dinner time I am unable to say. However we extend our best wishes to the young couple. The M. E. folks are holding a week of prayer at the Scofield scfiool house, wnich will be followed by protracted meetings. Our Literary is still progressing finely. Question for discussion next Saturday evening, Resolved: "That the interests of the country demand a new political party." Mr. Huston threshed his millet j crop Monday and now has a fine lot j of seed for sale. At last we f re to have a post office at this place, our esteemed lumberman D. Jackson having re ceived the appointment of postmas ter and as soon as necessary ar rangements can be made, the mail will be "dropped" off daily. Dr. Segraves has deserted the R. II. and offers his services to the pub lic as Surgeon mm Doctor. J. H. Seaton" has sold his drug and hardware stock, J. S. Bailor purchasing the drags and Wilson & Summers, the hardware. We are informed the Herald will take a lay off this week look out for a whopper next week. It seems strange yet it is a fact that a number of youug people in this vicinity attend our prayer meet iugs,seemingly for no other purpose than to make sport. Shame on them, and if they continue this kind of conduct shall publish their name.?. Agricola. if a little private publica rith'u 'distribution of only Mr. called through- A BOOM EDITION. Editor: My attention was to the advertising scheme of the Inter Ocean solicitor who took his departure from the city a few days since with something over 125 received from subscribers in our town. As a consideration he forwards the daily Inter Ocean for three months and inserts in one is sue an editorial correspondence de scriptive of North Platte and the vicinity. It is a credit to our city to notice the increase in public spirit shown by so many of our cit izens in the endeavor to boom our advantages and prospects out the countrv. Now while I approve of any method by which the interests of our community can be advanced, and while the Inter Ocean adver tisement will doubtless be beneficial still it is questionable whether for the amount expended as large a return will be realized as by other methods of advertising. During the past four years I have expended quite a iarge. amount in advertising. I have endeavored to trace wherein I received returns from that source of securing customers. I have ob served'that where I expended money in advertisements in papers outside of our local issues, the returns have been light; and I have found that I received but little if any reimburse ment for money expended on for eign publications. My experience has been that the largest returns have come from our home papers. To illustrate: I gave Rev. Vessels ten dollars for my advertisement in the Vanguard. I can trace over 100 in returns to my card in his little paper. I have frequently re ceived inquiries stating "I noticed your advertisement in The Tri- bjjxe, in the Vanguard, your Land I Your statement relative to your intention of issuing a boom edition would seem to be just what North Platte requires. Now, in 1885 I published and circulated for my own especial benefit a small land paper called the Lincoln County Land News, the cost of 5,000 copies amounted to $37. - I have circulated about 3,000 and still use them in answer to inquiries relative to our city and county. To this little pa per I can directly trace as receipts over 1,000 which has come to my self and associates. I can show the service it rendered the county in the arrival and settlement within our limits of over fifty new settlers who have permanently located them selves and families within the boun daries of our county, and who are now engugecKn advancing the gen eral wealth of all by their residence and labor. This beneficial result has been attained through their receiving ad reading Jhis little land sheet. Every settler 'it'has brought to us has added to the wealth of Lincoln county; it has increased the actual value of land. The value of North Platte real estate has been enhanced by their settlement in the vicinity of the city. Every hotel, livery stable, store, lumber and coal yard, bank and other business houses have been benefitted. Although the settler individually expends but little, a number of settlers -will ex pend and disburse in a year's time quite a large, sum and their labor is at all times increasing general val- Now tion wi 3,000 copies can be of such value, how much more 'Value and benefit can accrue? to the county and city in general by liberally assisting iu the publication and circulation of your proposed boomer? A careful and considerate distribution of from 5,000 to 10,000 copies of a good boom issue would be of incalculable benefit to our city and county. My experience has demonstrated that but little return is received for money invested in'foreign publica tions; that newspapers or circulars of home production give by great odds the greatest return for the amount expended. Now North Platte and our coun ty can be greatly benefitted br giv ing a generous and hearty support to the publication of a boomer is sue. It would be absurd to assert that the real estate men should do all; the public may be assured that they will do their share. Ther will not be backward in rendering as sistance. -Sd-it? now lies with the people as a whole to come forward and give an earnest and enthusias tic support to the coming boomer, as the successful issue of such a paper will tend -to increase "the per sonal wealth of every citizen of the county. Respectfully yours, I. A. Fort. "Where are you going, sir?" said the gardener to a colored chap, whom he discovered crawling through a hole in the fence inclos ing the melon patch, giving em phasis to the inquiry by a sharp rap with a hoe handle. "I'se going back, boss!" replied -Sambo, niakiug haste to wriggly toward the outside of the lot. There are some indica tions that the administration, hav ing felt the whS&c of the industrial interest, willf orego its felonious de signs on the National protection melon patch and crawfish, after the hasty manner of the rescinding of the rebel fiasr order. Inter-Ocean. county, Nebraska, Dec. 20, 1887. From data at hand the road is supposed to be" an extension of the Hastings branch of the Missouri Pacific. THE SEMI-ANNUAL APPORTIONMENT OF THE TEMPORARY SCHOOL FUND. Superintendent Lane has turned over to the state auditor the semi annual apportionment of the tem porary school fund and the work of drawing the warrants for the same was immediately begun. This ap portionment is made in compliance with the provisions of section 3, subdivision 11. of the school law and is derived from the following sources: Interest on United"States bonds S SOO 00 Interest on State bonds 13,050 00 State tax S'3,009 7:: Interest on coanty bonds 23,820 20 Interest on district bonds 50;00 Lease school lands 64.S67 23 Private securities 2,012 00 Fractional remainder .' 10 Total amount $33 1,430 93 The rapid growth of this fund is most gratifying to note and is con clusive evidence of the educational funds of the state. The correspond ing apportionment of last year was 289,270.68 and the fund has grown since 1880 from 125,312.05. The total number of children now reported is 279,982 over 252,005 for last year and 233,060 for 1885. Upon this basis the rate per scholar is 1.19447296 with a fractional re mainder of 17 cents. State Journal. Lincoln County has 1890 children of school- age.' and will receive ,t) t.oo. THE MISSOURI PACIFIC COMING. A special dispatch from Lincoln to the Omaha Republican under date of the 27th, is of special importance to Lincoln cpunty, in as much as it indicates thebnilding of the Mis souri Pacific into this section in the near future. It says. "Articles incorporating the "Pa cific Railway Company' were filed with the secretary of state to-day. The incorporators are F. P. Bonnell. Edward JBarringfcon, C. E. Adams, Charles Lohmever, J. W. Morse, William Bueltman of Superior, Neb., and P. S. Williams of Balti more, Md. Tne proposed railroad is to run as follows.: Beginning at a point in section 32, township 9 north, range 11 west of the sixth principal mesidian, on the south line of Hall county; thence through the counties of Hall, Buffalo, Daw son, Custer, Lincoln, Keith, Chey enne, Sioux and Dawes, m the state of Nebraska, to the west boundary line thereof, with the right to con struct branches from such niain line to other places within the limits of said state. The amount of capi tal stock necessary to construct such road is 6,600,000. The articles are acknowledged before D. Bosser man, notarary public, Nuckolls COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS. Dec. 22d Full board present. The following official bonds were ap proved James Pell, assessor, Mylander. James McMichael, constable, Somerset. Ben T Albro, constable, Wallace . L D Conger, constable, Wallace. John Spies, constable, Nowell . F K llaller, justice of the peace. Willow. E L Garrison, justice of the peace, Well. John llawley, justice of the peace, North Platte No. 1. W S Hill, justice of the pence, Wal lace Casper M Bolish, justice of the peace, Medicine. Allen Cause, justice of the peace, Peck ham. Joseph McMichael, road overseer, Som erset. Joseph Snies, road overseer, Nowell. II II tell, road overseer, Mylander. G A Sherinogost, road overseer, Well . J W Shoup, road overseer. Sunshine. Jtfmrer, road overseer, Fairview. Wft'otter, road overseer, Birdwood . A S Thomas, road overseer, Wallace. Giles Benuet, assessor, Vroman T J Allison, assessor, Fairview. a W TCihort jissnssnr. McPhersou. 11 H Langford, county superintendent of public instruction. The board then continued work of set ling with county clerk. Dec. 23 full board present. The following bills allowed on general fund. J. E. Evans, tax list for 1887, 418. Thomas Reed janitor for November Louis Loeson, judge of election, Jj3. Road districts were formed with the boundaries and Noi. as follows. North Piatto No. 1, outside city to be known as district No. 1. North Platte No. 2, outside city to be known as district No. 2. North Platte No. 8, outside city to be known as district No. 3. Nichols precinct, No. 4. Range S3 between rivers, No. o. Range 34 between rivers. No. G. Sunshine precinct, No. 7. Fairview precinct. No. 8. No well precinct, No. 9. Miller precinct, No. 10. Osgood precinct, No. 11. . - Morrrow precinct, No . 12. Mylander precinct. No. 13. Well precinct, No. 14. - Cottonwood precinct, No-15. Gasliu precinct, No. 16. Peckham precinct, No. 17. Walker precinct, No. 18. Deer Creek precinct, No. 19. Fox Creek precinct, No. 20. Buchanan precinct, No. 21. Medicine precinct, No. 22. Somerset precinct. No. 23. AVillow precinct, No. 24. Wallace precinct, 25. Range 34, north of rivers, No. 26. Range 33, north of rivers, No. 27. Range 33, north of rivers, No. 28. Range 31, north of rivers, No. 29. R'inge 30, north of rivers, No. 30. Town 14 and all of 13 north of river No. 31. McPhersou precinct, No. 32. Brady Island precinct, No. 33. V roin an precinct, JNo. o'i Spannuth precinct, Is 635. Town 15, range 26, No. 36. Town 16, range 26, No. 37. Town 16, ranee 27, No. 38. , 'w Town 15, range 27, No. 39. Whittier precinct, No. 40. Dec. 28 Full board present. The following official bonds accepted and approved. C F JPraetaur, justice of the peace, Spannuth. Wm M Ritmau, justice of the peace, Spannuth. J A Davis, assessor, Medicine. John R Ritner, assessor, Birdwood . Henry Faka, assessor, Miller. Joseph Beam, assessor, Willow. John Anderson, road overseer district No. 35. II B Anderson, road overseer district No. 17. Loren Purdv, road overseer district No. 31. C II Lane, road overseer district No. 40. There beinir vacancies iu road districts 36, 38 and 39 iu Garfield precinct, the following appointments are hereby made to till said vacancies: Robert Kilmer, district No. 36 J U Clark, district No. 38. Aaron Gregg, district No. 39. It appearing to the board by petition that it is for the best interests of the resi dents of O'Fallons, Sunshine and Fair view precincts, that the precinct Hues in Lincoln county be altered, the precinct Hues of O'FalloTa's precinct are so altered as to bouud said precinct as follows: Commencing at the west line of Lincoln county on the north bank of the North Piatto river, thence south on said county line to the southwest corner of section 31, town 11, range 34, thence east on the township lines to the northeast corner of section 36, 11-33, thence north on the range line between ranges 32 and 33 to the north bank of the North Platte river, thence westerly along said river bank to place of beginning. Dec. 28.- -The Board was 'engaged in the examination of the delinquent tax list, with a view to collecting ss much as possible. On the 29th the following official bonds were approved: Chas. S. Kilmer, Assessor, Garfield ; Wm. Bloom, Justice, Peckham ; S. A. Grandjeam, Constable, Spannuth; II. E. Parcel, Constable, Peckham; Chas. N. Briggs, Constable, Deer Creek . Being leap year, the gentlemen of Ogallahi will keep open house Monday and receive ladies in royal style. North Platte gentlemen should do likewise. COL. CODY'S SHOW. Col. Cody has kindly favored The Tribune with a copy of the Manchester (Eng.) Examiner of Tuesday, Nov. 29th, containing a very extensive notice of the Wild West Show, which- was to have have opened in that city on the 12th inst. An immense building, costing about 15,000 pounds, had been constructed for the show, and all the accessories were on a stu pendous scale, giving a seating ca pacity for about 10,000 people, with standing room.for 5,000 more. The Colonel's friends at home hope his winter season at Manchester will be as successful as his summer campaign in London. $25.00 Reward. Tbe aboTe reward will bo paid for any case of rhenmatism not benefited by Ballard's Snow Liniment. There is no pain it will not sabdne, no wound it will not heal. It is the most pene trating: liniment known for all pain, for man or beast it stands without parallel. Ladies who hare backache should never be without it. Price 50 cents. C. W. Price, Agnt. "T- cW wou enjoy your dinnor 3 o and axe prevented by Dys pepsia, use Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets. They are a positive cure for Dyspepsia, In' digestion, Flatulency and Constipation. We guarantee them. 25 and 50 cents. Sold by A. F. Streilz. ism POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel of purity strength and wholesomeness. More economica ihan the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in competition with the multitude of low test, short weight alum or phosphate powders. 8old only in cans. Royal IJakisq Pow02R Co., 105 Wall Street. New York J. T. CLARKSON, 1 74 Randolph St., CHICiiG- O- Ciga rs ! uigars : 3 for a Nickle. 70 .cents ahox. . North Side Grocery. All communications to nie. with regard to m' interest in lands in Cheyenne and other counties in Nebraska, and as to lots in Schuy cr, Alda, Paxton, Julesburg, Sid ney, Potter and Kimball, addressed as above, will receive prompt and careful attention. J. T. CLARKSON. "Passion's Slave" drew a full house last night and was well presented. Xellie Boyd sustained her reputation as a truth ful impersonator. Miss Boyd is one of the finest actresses on our boards, and the grace and dignity with which she takes so many and such diverse parts, shows a scope and versitility of histronic talent which few possess. The whole play was well rendered throughout, and gave satis faction to all present. To-night the cele brated drama entitled "Unknown" will be presented .Sacramento Bee. The Verdict Unanimous. W. D. Suit, druggist, Bippus, Ind., testifies: "J can recommend Electric Bitters as the verybefrt remedy, Every bottle sold has given relief in every case. One-man took six bottles and was cured of rheumatism of ten years standing." Abraham Hare, druggist, Bellville, Ohio, affirms: "The best selling medicino I have over handled in my 20 years' experience, is Electric Bitters." Thousands of others have added their testimony, so that the verdict is unanimous that Electric Bitters da cure all diseases of the liver, kidneys or blood. Only a- half dollar a bottle at A. F. Streitz's drug storo. 2 ' P. H, McEVOY Jewelry and Music Dealer. Keith's Commercial Block, , FORTH PLATTE - - NEBRASKA.; . T t Pestii, Dec. 27. Hen toray, an intimate friend Eserna of Herr follows: German Tisz, writes to JNemzet as "Guidinsr spirits of the arm' are in favor of war in order to stop Kussian designs. They appre hend nothing from from an attack by France and are confident of suc cess in case of war against Russia. If it were not that Prince Bismarck favors peace. Germany's army would already be fighting Russia's, in com pany with Austrian and Italian armies." In conclusion the writer says he expects peace will be main tained now that Russia finds the powers do not fear her. A Woman's Discovery. "Another wonderful discovery has been made and that too by a lady iu this county. Disease fastened its clutches upon her and for seven years Ehe withstood its severest tests, bnt her vi tal organs were undermined and death Etemed imminent. For three months she coughed in cessantly and could not sleep. She bonght of us a bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery for Con sumption and was so much relieved on taking first dose that sho slept all night and with one bottle has been miraculously cured. Her name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write W. C. Hamrick & Co., Shelby, N. C. Get a free trial bottle at A. V. Streitz's drug store. 2 Sow Let ft hi e Attention We are over loaded with goods and want to reduce our stock to get room and in order to do so we will sell you the best Base Burner, Common Heating or Cook Stoves at TWENTY-FIVE PER CENT LESS MONEY than they have ever sold in this market. . Remember our stoves are no old style goods but are at the frnt in the way of improvements. Youi will find our stock of HARDWARE AND FURNITURE is complete and we assure you vve can save you money on these goods. We also have a complete line of pumps and the water packing cylinder which has no leather on to wear out and cause trouble. We have the DEMPSTER AND ALTHOUSE WINDMILLS which are the BEST made beyond doubt. Come and see us and we guar antee to give you satisfaction. Special attention given to tin. sheet iron and pump work of all kinds. Yours respectfully, L. STRICKLER, Front St. Hardware Store. No. 3490. FIRST NATIONAL BAM, North. Platte, - ISTeb. Authorized Capital, $200,000. Paid in Capital, $50,000. Banking In All Its Branches Transacted Sell Bills of Exchange Direct on Great Britain and Ireland, Switzer land, France, Belgium, Holland, Norway. Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Russia, Spain, Portugal, Germany and Austria. INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS. Brick Liyeri Stable, FIRST-CLASS RIGS FURNISHED on short notice and at reasonable rates. Horses boarded by- the week 01 month. Careful and competent employes. Stable opposite the Hawley House on east Fifth street, jSTOHTH PLATTE, - NEBEASKA.