STEVENS & BARE; Prop's.
TERMS: . .
One Year,t in Advance, ' - - . . $1.50.
Six Months, in Advance, - - .75.
Three Moaths, in Advance, - .50.
Advertising -'Hates on Applicatioii.
HINMAN & GRIMES,
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
ttice in Hinman'a Block on 'Spruce Street, oyer
the Post Office.
JOHN I. NESBITT,
Office in Court House,
NORTH PLATTE, - - NEB.
C. M. DUNCAN, M. D
Physician and Surgeon.
Office: Ottensteid's Block, op stairs. Office
nur aamvzo iza.ni., 2 to S jmd 7 to a p. ra
Residence on West Sixth Street.
Kim nl n wMxibum,
A.D. Bcckwobth,j jAaJSoramuoD -
Slate BahfNoi Platte
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, FEBRUARY 4, 1888.
Notice to Teachers.
Notice is hereby given that I will examine all
persons who may desire to offer themselTcs as
candidates for teachers of the common schools of
this county on the THIRD TUESDAY of every
R. H. LANCFORD,
R. E. HOLBROOK,
OFFICE POST OFFICE BLOCK,
H. D. Rhea.
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.
Prof. N. Klein,
Instruction on the Piano, Organ, Violin or any
Reed 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.
Perfect Fit, Best Work and Goods as
Represented or Money Refunded.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE,
8pruce Street, bet. Front and Sixth,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
I. T. CLARKSON,
1 74 Randolph St.,
A petition Bigned by more than fifty (30) resi
dent freeholders of O'Fallon Precinct, in Lin
coln Conntv. Nebraska, hnvinir been filed on the
3d day of January, 1888. asking the board of
county commissioners of said county to call a
special election in said precinct and submit
thereat to a vote of the electors of said precinct
a proposition to vote bonds in said precinct for
tpe purposes hereinafter named, ar.d said peti
tioners having given a good and sufficient bond
for the navment of the eTDenses of said election.
in the event that said proposition shall fail to
receive a two-thirds majority of the votes cast at
It is therefore ordered and notice is hereby
' ven that on the 11th day of February; 1888, at
ickal school house, situated on section 8, in
township 13 north, of range 33 west, in O'Fallon
precinct, in Lincoln county, Nebraska, there
will bo a Bpecial election held for the purpose
of voting on the proposition of issuing bonds in
said precinct to aid in the construction of one
wagon bridge across the South Platte River, as
bnali the board of county commissioners ot
Lincoln county. Nebraska, issue seven thousand
in U cauon Frecinct Bridge Bonds,
In denominations of one thousand dollars
oeanog interest at iue raw oi six per teiii per
Said bonds to bear date of April 1st, 1888, and
principal and interest thereof to be payabta at
the State Fiscal Agency in the city of New York.
Interest parable semi-annually on the first
day of October and the first d&7 f April each
and every year after the date of said bonds until
they are el paid;
Said bonds to be numbered one (1) to
seven (7) consecutively;
Number one (1) to be payable on the 1st day of
Numbers two (2) and three (3) to be payable on
the 1st day of April, 1906;
Numbers four (4) and five (5) to be payable on
the 1st day of April, 1907:
And numbers six (6) and seven (7) to be paya
ble on the 1st day of April. 1908;
And to levy a tax in the year 1588 and each year
thereafter to pay the interest on said bonds until
sufficient is levied to pay all the interest on the
And to levy a tax in the year 1904 and each year
thereafter, sufficient to pay the principal of said
bonds as they become due until sufficient is lev
ied to pay all of said bonds:
Said bonds to be issued for the purpose of aid
ing in the construction of one wagon bridge upon
a public highway on the section line between
sections 31 and 32,in township 14 north.of range 33
west in said O'Fallon precinct,in Lincoln county,
" Which election will be open at eight (8) o'clock
in the morning and continue open until six (6)
o'clock in the afternoon of the same day.
Those voting in favor of the proposition 6hall
have written or printed upon their ballots:
"For issuing seven thousand dollars ($7,000) in
O'Fallon precinct bridge bonds and for levying
a tax annually to pay the interest and principal
of the same."
Those voting against the proposition shall have
written or printed upon their ballots,
'"Aeainst issuing seven thousand dollars ($7,000)
in O'Fallon precinct bridge bonds and levy
ing h tax annually to pay the interest and princi
pal of the same."
Joseph Hebshey, 1 County Commission
James Bkltox, ere of Lincoln County,
Lester Walker, ) Nebraska.
Attest: John E. Evans, County Clerk.
ROAD NOTICE No. 59.
To all whom it may concern:
The commissioners appointed to view and,
if nnblic (rood reauires. to locate a road com
mencing at the northeast corner of section 31.
township 13, range 27 west, running south on
section line until intersecting with north line of
section 6, township 12, range 27, thence east on
section line until intersecting with river bank,
thence along river bank through section 5, town
Rhin 12. ranee 27. until reachinc east line of said
section, has reported in favor of the establish
ment thereof and all objections thereto or claims
for damaces must be filed in the county clerk's
office on or before noon of the 21st day of March,
A. D. 1883, or such road will be established with
out reference thereto. John E. Evans,
1-3 County Clerk.
ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES.
Office of County Clerk. )
North Platte, Neb., January 10, 1888. J
The Board of Commissioners of Lincoln coun
ty make an estimate of expenses for said county
for the year 1888 as follows:
County general iund $l uoo w
County bridge fund 400000
County road fund 800000
8. P. bridge bonds 330000
S. P. bridge bond interest 500 00
Court house principal 2 200 00
Court house interest 1 600 00
Funding bonds 1400 00
Jail bonds 700 00
To meet outstanding indebtedness as
as evidenced by bonds, coupons
and warrants, legally issued 3 000 00
Jakes Belton, )
Lester Walker, Commissioners.
J. L. MgAlibteb, )
Attest: J. E. Evans, County Clerk.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Estimates on Work Furnished.
Shop Corner Cottonwood and Third Sts
east of Catholic cnurcn.
All communications to me, with
regard to my interest in lands in
Cheyenne and other counties in
Nebraska, and as to lots in Schuy
ler, Alda, Paxton, Julesburg, Sid
ney, Potter and Kimball, addressed
as above, will receive prompt and
J. T. CLARKSON.
Billiard and Pool Hall,
J. C. HUPFER, Prop..
Keeps none but the finest Whiskies,such as
ROBINSON COUNTY; TENN.
M. y. MONARCH,
0. F. G. TAYLOR.
WELSH AND HOMESTEAD
Also fine case goods, Brandies, Rum, Gin
Etc. St Louis Bottled Beer and.
Milwaukee "Beer oh draft.
Corner Sixth and Spruce Streets,
NORTH PLATTE. - NEBRASKA
BEST SIX COED
MACHINE OR HAND USE.
For sale by
T. J. F O L -B IT .
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.
REWARDED are those who read this
and then act; they will find honora
ble employment that will not toko
4kntn fw.ni Vijm hnmMBnil fsmi IllMl
uiciu uutu tiLui 1 : . - -
Tho profits are large and 6ure 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 willing to work. Either sex; young or old; no
capital needed; we start yoa. Everything new.
No special ability required; you, reader, can do it
as well as any one. Write to us at once for fall
particulars, which we mail free. Address Stin
eoa & Co., Portland, Maine.
Good For Thirty Days.
Fw this entire month we will offer the followiug at sacrificejprices.
"Wishing to clean up our stock for spring goods, we will self you:
A $ 4.50 Overcoat for $ 3.60
A 6.00 Overcoat for. . . 4.50
A 7.50 Overcoat for ...... 5.50
A 9.00 Overcoat for , ..' 6.10
A 12.00 Overcoat for C ". 7.90
A 15.00 Overcoat for . 10.20
A 20.00 Overcoat for. '. . . . . . ; : . 14.90
A 6.00 Men's Suit for 4.60
A 7.50 Men's Suit for .;. 5.45
A 9.00 Men's Suit for : 1;. ...... . 6.65
A lO.OOSuit for ..'S:'. 8.60
A 15.00 Suit for . .-... . . ..... 10.80
A 20.00Suit for...... ;...-..:. v.. 15.10
A 25.00 Suit for . . I'WVV. . J. 19.25
A 30.00 Suit for 22.40
Boys1 and children's overcoats at positive eastern price. Boys' and
childrens suits, from 4 to 18 years, with a guarantee saving of thirfcy
three and one-third per cent of any merchant in the city, Swits Condee's
world renowned non-shrinking underwear, sold the world over at 6 per
suit, now only 4.20. The finest grade of Camel Hair former price 4.50
will now sell for 3.25. Best grade all-wool medicaced scarlet shirt and
drawers sold for 6.00, now only 4.10. Fine all-wool cashmere, hose sold
for fifty cents a pair, now thirty-five cents. Hats, caps, boots, shoes and
everything in proportion. This is the opportunity of a life time and you
will be more than repaid if you give us a call. We must make room for
spring goods now on the way and the prices above, named will surely
clean us out. Everything fresh and desirable. -
We invite our city friends to call and see us; and friends out of town
when here please remember us. We will be pleased to show you our
stock whether you wish to purchase or not.
L. F. SIMON, Mgr.
C- IT- T3DJDX2T;&S9
Succeeding CASH 9u IDDINCS.
LUMBER m COAL.
IiUMBEBl. SPECIAL AGENT FOR
jLafcll Pennsylvania Anthracite,
SASH, Colorado Anthracite
rvrvrvno r,' Colorado Soft
LIME AND CEMENT. O O 3Li .
YAED ON R. E. TRACK WEST OF DEPOT,
NORTH PLATTE, 1NIEB,
CHAS. W. PRIQE,
' DEALER IX -ifetW '
ftrags & Qrciggists Sari&ries
Pure Drags and Chemicals, Toilet Aries,
PERFUMES, ETC., ALL FRESH AND NEW
Cigars, Tobacco and Smokers' Articles.
Preoptions carefully compounded. Headquarters for Dr. Duncan.
folk's block, srausE sirem,
JV ORTH PLATTE,
The Dismal River VaUev.
The people of this
district are dissatisfied with the name, and
claim that it originated with the silly
fears of a stripling carpet knight on his
first tenderfoot trip, after cutting loose
Rfrom his mothers apron strings. They
further claim that it will go down to
future generations in song and story as
the scene of many of the exploits of
Nebraska's bravest sons. One whose
daring feats and personal bravery, entitle
him to a niche in the temple of fame,
the associate of kings, and of world wide
fame to day, Col. Cody, alias Buffalo Bill.
The river is bright, sparkling and well
stocked with fish. The banks and hill
sides are well wooded, plums and berries
in abundance. Vine clad hills, the juice
of the grapes comparing favorably with
that of California or Mexico. The people
generous, warm hearted, and hospitable .
Ferndale is 95 miles northwest of North
Platte and pleasantly situated on the
romantic banks of the raisuam'd river and
is the home of Charles Grove's wife and
four children. The gentleman still vounsr
in years has been vigilant, moderator, and
regulator in his day and always a good
citizen, later he has been successively a
scout, cowboy and hunter and for the last
two years he has voted considerable atten
tion to the cultivation of the grape. "We
were well impressed with the flavor of his
wine during our visit there.
Mammoth Valley is 75 miles in anorth
westernly direction from North Platte
and the home of C. C. Hazelbaker. This
gentleman served with the legions of Lew
Wallace in the early part of the war. and
marched with Sherman to the sea. He
has lived in northwest Nebraska over 18
years and has had several passages at arms
with the red skins. He has discovered
a placo further west where he can petrify
human bodies in a short space of time
and have them look a3 in life. He swears
it beats the Egyptian or any other process
known. He is a native of Delaware
county, Indiana, 56 years of age. His
home is made happy by his children and
grand children. The whole looks as
though an Indiana farm house and its
surroundings, moved out here in one
Fifty miles north and ten miles east of
Ogallala is Flora's vale. It is the delight
ful home of John Hall and la'dy, a newly
married couple, and lately arrived from
The mid winter dance a few evenings
ago at the residence of George Haney.
nine miles northwest of Mill. Camp, was
well attended by the cavalry of the lake
region. The music was furnished by Prof.
At Abbe' your correspondent was
introduced to the two Miss C's. I do not
pretend to be a judge of beauty but have
seen the various shades from the soulful
liquid eyes of the south of Europe, to that
of the pride of Clare, and the bright swan
of the Ayr, but none that outshine the
two blooming roses of the Abbey . The
reader may well surmise that they are not
as desert flowers or Alpine plants. ... Oh,
no, indeed. There are hosts of admirers
and many the country swain whose spirits
ebb low on their account. Q.
The citizens of DeWitt, Neb., are
greatly excited that gold of a high grade
and in paying qualities have been discov
ed upon a farm not over two miles from
town. For the past two or three months
a family of German renters have repeat
edly drawn up from their sixty-five foot
well peculiar and uncommon specimens
of mineral. The simple folks never sus
pected that these nuggets were treasures
of great value, have thrown them away
with no thought. In some way the fact
came under the notice of one of the
citizens of town, who has had great exper
ience in the Black Hills and the gold
regions of the west. Procuring a speci
men he sent it to II. II. Nicholsou, pro
fessor of chemistry in the university of
Nebraska, who carefully tested and
assayed it. Word from him contains the
fact mentioned above. Ho further says
that tho Platte river sands contain gold,
and tho stratum containing It Is probably
n continuation of them. A stock company
is being formed to buy the farm, Tho
citizens of DoWitt feel that they have
something better than oil or natural gas,
and what is above all it Is known to bo no
hoax, but a bonatldo discovery.
Monday morning when Postmaster
Kelley attempted to open the door to tho
postoflice, ho discovered that someone had
tried to open the door during tho previous
night. Several small pieces of iron wore
found in the lock. John Byers one of
the proprietors of the restaurant adjoining
the postoflice building, heard a noise as
though some one was trying to break in a
door and supposing it was someone after
his coal, arose from his bed and proceeded
to investigate, but finding his coal house
all right went to the front room of the
restaurant, where the light of his lamp
shone upon the street, and it is thought
this frightened the would be burglar
away. Gothenburg Independent.
The old scheme of building a canal
from the Platte river at a point near
Columbus, to Lincoln, is being talked
about. The capital city wants more
water power and a lake, and some of its
citizens aro willing and anxious to enter
into such nn enterprise to get the water.
But did it ever occur to Mr. Bucktoh. the
champion of this move, that nearly every
summer the Platte can't furnish enough
water to quench its own thirst. If not let
him come up next August and see how
much dust he can kick up in the main
channel of this mighty uncertain river.
Platte Centre Argus.
Hardly had the news spread over our
city that the Missouri Pacific would come
here if received property, than we began
hearing rumors concerning the Illinois
Central. Tho rumors are that they too
wish to make Broken Bow in 18S8. We
hope they will. Can't we do something
to secure this road with the M. P. the
coming summer. Broken Bow Times.
The Charitable Association met with
such success here with the play " 3Iabel
Heath" that they have decided to go to
North Platte and put it on there. They
will go one week from Saturday night.
If the company do as well there as they
did here the North Platte people cannot
help but be entertained. Ogalalla Re
Port Pond, a3oung farmer living south
of Alma, and a negro by the name of John
Wilkins, had a sparring match at the
opera house hist Tuesday evening. The
bout was to be five rounds, Queensberry
rules with soft gloves, but Pond only
succeeded in standing up for three
rounds, after which he failed to respond
when time was called. Some lively work
was done during the three rounds, which
afforded considerable amusement for a.
number of Alma "bloods" who gathered
to witness the mill. Alma Tribune.
Just as we go to press we learn that a
g man named Jacob Mutchie has
been indulging in some sharp practice in
the way of producing scale checks for
hay never delivered. Our informant
stated that there were eighteen of them
each of which represented a value of
about 3.50. -Upon young Mutchie repre-
to 11. R. Faulkner that he had
weighed the day himself Mr F. signed
them, and the young man traded them at
Cole's store. Further particulars we
could not learn. Plum Creek Pioneer.
On the night of January 18th Fred
Steward, of Randal, had a horse stolen.
The enraged neighbors at once took steps
to organize themselves into a protective
committee, as they had a pretty good
idea who the thief was they formed
themselves into small bands and at once
proceeded to round him up. As they
were nearing the vicinity of thief the
horse was found coming back. That the
horse was stolen is known from the fact
that a neighbor passing Mr. Steward's
place early in the morning saw a mtn
coming from there on horseback and
leading the missing horse It is needless
to sa' now that the people are organized,
that the culprit will be given short notice
to leave and some thieves ma)' get a
chance to stretch some new rope. Kim
About three weeks ago Wilson Mc
Clure, a young man living'ou the West
Table, met with a painful accident which
has resulted in the permanent loss of an
eye. While tightening a piece of fence
wire, which formed part o f a hay rack,
the wire broke and one of the sharp end
struck him in the left eye near the pupil,
penetrating entirely through the ball.
The sight was of - course, instantly
destroyed, but an attempt was
made to save the ball, with hopes of
success until a few days ago, when inflam
ation set in to the extent of endangering
the other eye. The young man was
suffering intense agony. Drs. Mercereau
& Langson were called on 3Ionday, and
on making an examination, found it
necessary to perform the operation of
enucleation which consists in removing
the eyeball entirely from the socket. The
operation was successfully performed and
at the present writing Mr. McClura is
suffering but little in consequence of it.
A couple of fellows perp etrated a verv
practical joko on a farmer a few evenings
ago in the vicinity of the saloons. The
youug men were haviug a good time and
in the corner of their evenings' debauch
ery they joiued tho above mentioned far
mer, whose name is withheld because the
lesson ho learned of them may ever
prompt him to stay out of bad company,
Thay took Sdveral drinks together and
then their heads begau to s.wiai. One- of
the crooks became very abusive- to the
farmer, who did uofc protest until ihe
other suggested that he dolt his coat and
teach the offender something about the
manly art. After a moment? hesitation
the farmer pulled off his fine fur over
coat aud gave it to his new friend who
kindly offered to hold it while he "done
up" tho abusive young man. The as
sault was made, but the farmer soon
found he had an elephant fon his hands,
and after shooting stars and kite-tailed
comets disappeared from his visions, hor
ror of horors! "Where's my overcoat!"
It's gone. Ask of the winds. The above
is a new game in this paat of the couutry,
and the victim of it deserves the conse
quences. Kearney Nac Era.
Recently a sprinter at New Bedford,
Mass., stripped to the waist and ran pno
hundred yards with the thermometer at
C below zero. His next run is liable to
be into quick consumption.
A well known dry goods merchant has
just imported an Irish hand-mado cabinet
desk said to comprlso 12,000 pieces of
different kinds of wood. Ho has timber
in greater variety than tlio arab tious
lumber firm that started tho mammoth log
raft from Nova Scotia.
ioasL coo. CS ttXs.
Accounts solicited and prompt atteatiom give
to all bos in ess entrusted to its cars. InterMt
paid on time deposit.
Made at the Yery Lowest Rates of latere.
The Union League Club, of New York
City, -will celebrate the twenty-fifth analr
versary of its organization with an art re
ception and ball, Monday evening, Feb. 6.
Austin Corbin's wealth is estimated at.
$12,000,000. However much the Reading"
Coal Company has lost in the last twelve'
years, its president seems to prosper.
Ex-Judge Joseph Neilson, who presid-.
ed at the celebrated Beecher trial In
Brooklyn in 1875 died in that city last
Thursday at the age of 75 years.
A Belfast, Me., woman received forty
one calico aprons on Christmas. She had
told all her friends this was one thing she
wished above all others.
C. 31. Lonmis, of New Haven, Conn.,
recently asserted that in the last twentr
fiye years he had sold more than 13,000
pianos. He has since appealed to the
authorities for protection.
Senator Palmer's desk in the Senate
chamber was covered with flowers last
Wednesday, which was his birthday. The
Senator is 58 years old, and his Michigan
friends remembered him on the occasion
of the anniversary.
Frank R. Stockton is still in Washing
ton and at work upon a new novel, which,
he thinks is the best he has written. He
says that it will have a decided plot and
the scenes will be laid in the North and
in ".he South, near Mason and Dixon's
Charles Johnson brought in a specimen
of German carp raised in his fish pond
a few weeks ago that measured almost
twelve inches in length. They were put
in the pond last June, and at that time
were less than an inch long. Dorchester
Sam Jones has been comiug down
rough shod on Kansas City femininity for
wearing bustles and bunions. As the open
letter writers in the newspapers are
'getting back" at Sam for his fondness
for tobacco, it is surmised that English
grammer will be the chief sufferer in the
Senator Ingalls expects to make a
speech in the Senate one day this week,
and all Washington is on the alert. Since
the Kansas Senator gave his wonderful
description of the Mugwump there is no
speaker in public lifo whose utterances
are more anxiously looked for. There
will be no empty benches when Ingalls
The cold weather has had the effect of
stopping the survey pf. the contemplated
Lincoln and Des Moines line in this coun
ty, and it is reported that the surveying
party after coming near to Manly went
back to Elmwood where they made their
headquarters until better weather would
permit them to proceed. Plattsmouth
Morning after morning for the past two
months we have heard of thefts that were
committed during the previous night. In
some instances corn was taken and at
other times coal and oats. And from
what we can learn the depredators were
out last night again on their usual visits,
as one of our citizens this morning reports
a number of bushels of oats missing. If
there are any '"light fingered" characters
around our villane, we would advise them
to stop such work, or perhaps they may
get a glimpse of the ''shining shore."
Such work is certainly an outrage and has
been tolerated to long, In such a land as
oars, it is not necessary for any person or
persons to commit such deprenations.
Bell wood Gazette.
Baltimore has long claimed to be the
home of the most beautiful women of this
country, and now fc has submitted proof
of the assertion. Jesse Tyson, a million
aire bachelor, has held out for 65 yeara of
single blessedness, bnt last week sur
rendered to Baltimore beauty, and made
Miss Edith Johns, a young lady of 19, his
Philips Brooks, the Boston divine, had
a narrow escape from a horrible death,
while at Philadelphia the other day. His
carriage was struck by a locomotive while
crossing the tracks of the Pennsylvania
wad, dragged fifty yards, and Dr. Brooks
was stripped of bis overcoat. He was
not hurt, bat if he could no as fast as he
cm talk he might have beaten even a
I locomotive, and saved his coat.
An example of. what looks very mack
like; Divine wrath, comes from. Iowa. A
man named A. TY". Fnllie lived near
Lenox When the first of the recent
; blizzards struck that country he said: "If
there was such a being- as God Almighty,
He was without love or feeling: for
humanity or He would not send such
storms on them." He also said, if another
such, storm came up he would go to a
climate that had never been cursed by
such .storms. When the last blizzard came
on he made preparations to go to Vallisca
to take the train. He was putting a large
trunk into a wagon when he slipped and
fell, the trunk striking him under the chin
and breaking his neck. There will be
some uncharitable enough to remark that
Mr. F. has fouud a warmer climate, but
probably not the one ho intended going
You ennnot nflford to wim to tirao in experiment
injc when yoar Innps tiro in danger. Consnmptlon
alwayn wera, nt first, only n cold. I)o not per
mit any denier to impoue upon you with noma
chwip imitation of Dr. Kln' Now DJcovpry for
Consumption, Coughs nnd Coldn. hut be unro
yon got tho genuine. Ilecnum) hi can umke more
profit ho inny tell ou ho has nomethinK Jut
good, or jut tho Mime. Don't Ik decetml, but
luiit upon getting Dr Klng'n New DUoorery.
which l guaranteed to giro tvM in all Throat,
Lung mul ChtMtHtftH'tloni. Trial bottles free
A. V, titrU' Dro Utoro. g
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