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t 1 1i STEVENS & BARE, Editors and Props SATURDAY, JUNE 2. 1888. CoNGBESSitAN Laird is the liveli est man on the floor o the house. It keeDS the "wires red-hot to recount his acts. Latest dispatches indicate that Gen. Sheridan is improving and - J there are some hopes of his tempor ary recovery. Cleveland did not go a-fishing on Memorial day this year. He went to New York to repair his po litical fences. Again- Mr. Blaine finds it nec essary to declare his intentions not to be a candidate before the Chica go convention. This had become necessary from the fact that it was becoming evident his friends would lay his name before the convention and that in all probability he would receive the nomination. His open, manly letter, full of patriotism, loy alty to the party and honor to his friends, appears in another column. In spite of this he may be nomina ted, lbut if so his opponents cannot say that he has not acted f airly and honorably, doing all in, his power to prevent it. For more than twenty-five years the uniform ruling of the land de partment has been that the entry man could perfect title to a home stead at the end of five years from of entry, provided he made settle ment before the expiration of six months from the date of entry; but now comes this reform Democratic administration under the manage ment of Grover the Great, and rules that the five years commences to run from date of settlement. This of itself would not work any great hardship were it not made retroac tive. It refers to all final proofs made in the "affected district" established by Spark's "dead line" more than three years ago, and in thousands of cases completely in validates the title, whether in the hands of the original parties or of innocent purchasers. By what right or pretext of right do the Democrats reverse a practice that has been followed since the com mencement of the law? It out Herod's Herod. Even the notori ous Sparks himself, who adopted every scheme to annoy the settler that his fertile brain could invent, could not think of this. And then in the matter of timber-claims: The practice has been to prove up at the end of eight years; but the department now rules that proof cannot be made until eight years after the ten acres have been planted. Evidently the land de partment is bending its energies to the invention of pure cussedness. MR. BLAINE WILL NOT BE A CAN DIDATE. The New York Tribune of Tues day contained the following letter from Mr. Blaine again declining to be a candidate tor the presidency: Paris, May 17, 1888. Whitckuc Jichl, Esq., Editor of the iVcr York lribunc: My Dear Sir: Since my return to Tans from southern Itaiy on the 8th inst., I have learned (what aid not oeiore oeneve) tnat my name may yet be presented to the national convention as a candidate for the presidency by the Republi can party. A single phrase of the letter of January 25 from Florence . (which was decisive of everything I had the personal power to decide) lias been treated by many of my most valued friends as not absolute ly conclusive in ultimate and possi ble contingencies. On the other hand, friends equally devoted and disinterested have construed my letter, as it should be construed, to be an unconditional withholding of my. name from the national con vention. Tney have in consequence given their support to eminent gen tlemen who are candidates for the Chicago nomination, some of whom would not,I am sure,have consented to assume that position if I had de sired to represent the party in the presidential contest of 1888. If I should now, by speech or by silence, by commission or omission, permit my name, in any event, to come before the convention,I should incur the reproach of being uncan did with those who" have always been candid with me. I speak, therefore, because I am not willing to remain in a doubtful attitude. I am not willing to be the cause of misleading a single man among the millions who gave me their suf frages and their confidence. I am not willing that even one of my faithful supporters in the past should think me capable of palter ing in a doubtful sense, with my words. Assuming that the presi denial nomination could by any possible chance be offered to me I could not accept it without leaving in the minds of thousands of men the impression that I had not been free from indirection, therefore I could not accept it at all. The misrepresentations of malice have no weight, but the just dis pleasure of friends, I could not pa tiently endure. Republican victo ry, the prospects of which grow brighter every day,can be imperilled onlv by lack of unity in council or by acrimoniousfcon tests (over men. The issue of protection is incalcula bly stronger and greater than any man, for it concerns tne prosuenty of the present and or yet to come. ' re generations Were it possible for every voter of the republic to see for himselr the condition of recompense of labor in Europe, the party of free trade in the United btates would not receive the support of one wage-worker be tween the two oceans. It may not be directly in our power as philan thropists to elevate the European laborer, but it will be a lasting stig ma upon our statesmanship if we permit the American laborer to be forced down to the European level, and in the end the rewards of labor everywhere will be aduanced if we steadily refuse to lower the stand ard at home. Yours very sincerely, (Signed) James G. Blaine. COMMISSIONERS PROCEEDINGS. Saturday, May 26,1888. The board of county commission ers met pursuant to adjournment; present James Belton and Lester Walker, commissioners, and county clerk. The clerk is directed to have pub lished in the newspapers of Lincoln county that the board of commis sioners will meet on Tuesday, June 12th, as a board of equalization and will be in session not more than twenty days, and that all tax-payers are warned to see that their assess ments are correct, as there can be no change after levy of ..taxes. Now comes W. D. Lyle and com plains that the road running across Cottonwood gulch is impassable and asks that it be bridged. Referred. Pauley Bros, and Marsh, in re sponse to advertisement for plans for jail, presented for consideration of the board their respective plans, which were examined. Adjourned to meet Monday, Mav 28th. Monday the board met, commis sioners Walker and Belton present. The following resolution adopted: Resolved, That the plans and specifications submitted to the board by W. F. Marsh, architect, be ac cepted by the board of commission ers of Lincoln county upon" the fol lowing condition: That said build- mg shall be erected and completed at an expense not exceeding eight thousand dollars, the county board to pay to the said W. F. Marsh the sum of two and a half per cent of the contract price of said building for the same, upon the completion or said building. Adjourned until Tuesday. May 29th Board met pursuant to adjournment, commissioners Belton and Walker being present. Ordered that the road overseer of road district No. 10 be authorized to expend $50 over the poll tax in his district. Ordered that section line between sections 22 and 23, 13-31 be and is hereby declared a public highway. The petition ot W. H. .Null and others and Win. Hubartt and others are referred to county clerk with request to appoint a viewer of the same. Adjourned until the 31st. being was but was glad to return to her Ne braska home. Rev. and Mrs. Hosford are visit ing their daughter, Mrs. Aldrich, at Vroman this week. A fine new boy arrived August Diehl's Monday afternoon. He is a ten pounder and they say he has come to stay. Cricket. WALLACE. Mr. Kenworthy, from near the Platte, was down after a load of corn a few days since. Mr. Chase has been somewhat' under the weather for the past few days, but is able to be on the streets again. Work on the new elevator has already begun and by the time the small grain is ready "for the market Mr. Jackson expects to have the elevator in running order. The Misses Fisher have opened a millinery and dressmaking shop and we expect soon to see all our ladies decorated in the latest spring styles. We are going to have a Fourth of July even if the cold weather does last all summer and a Fourth of July celebration too. Already a sufficient sum has been subscribed to insure funds sufficient to meet all expenses. We also have a crack base ball nine that would like to cross bats with any club in Lincoln county. Don?t all speak at once. ' J. S. Bailor & Co., our new lum ber firm, have knocked the bottom out of lumber prices. Lumber has come down from $47 per M. They have also . received a fine lot of shop machinery and are contem plating putting in a planing mill. Mr. Inghram, of Iowa, is visit ing with his son Wm. who lives just in the edge of Hayes county. Last Saturday Mr. Cochran re ceived one of the Hasting well augers and in the future will be prepared to find "Adam's ale" for all who may so desire. Ch. Hutchinson is boring a well for John Nation on his claim east of town. And still they go we mean the bachelors. The last victim was our worthy attorney Mr. Bentley who went off on legal business and re turned with a wife. We wish the young people a long, happy and prosperous future. Mr. P. B. Govin, of Corning, Iowa, has purchased the interest of Cruzen Bros, in the Bank of Wll- fL it Ml structed to advertise' for bids and let the buildiig of said sidewalk to the lowest ladder and collect; the expense from, the owner or "owners of said lots according to law. Sec. 4. this ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication according to law. , Approved: C: F. Obmsby, Mayor. Attest: E. B. Warner", City Clerk. State of Nebraska, ) Lincoln County, j I? i I, E. B. Warner, clerk of the City of North Platte, do hereby certify that the foregoing ordinance was passed by the council and ap proved by the mayor the 25th day of May, 1888. Witness my hand arid the seal of said city of North Platte this 26th day of May, 1888. E. B. Waritbr, L. S. City Clerk. NOTICE TO BIDDERS. Office of City Clerk, North Platte, .Neb. June 1st, 1888. Sealed bids will be received by the city clerk for supplying the city of North Platte. Nebr., with lumber for the ensuing year. .Bidders shall give the amount perM of different widthslmd thick ness of lumber and also quality. lhe right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Bids will be received until 12 o'clock noon of June,9th, 1888. E. B. Wakneb, City Clerk. I Application for Liquor License. Matter of Application of P. E. Sallivaa for Li- cease. Notice is hereby siren taat P. E. SaUiyan did unon the 31atdav of May. fie his aDDlica- tion to the Board of Couty 'Commissi oners of Lincoln coaaty. Nebraska, for Maeoae to- sell ii i - i : ... UltUI bpUIHKMB BOU ViliUUB ,UDWn OS lUb Bli block eighteen, in the town of i Wallace, ' Lincoln county. Nebraska, from the first day of Jane. thorough business man and conies here with ample means. This makes the Bank of Wallace strict lv a home institution run with home capital. Agricola. day i 1888, to the 90th day of April 1889. If there be no objection, remonstrance' or protest filed within two weeks from May SlsL 18S8. the said license will be granted. 192 P. E. SdJJTAK. Applicant. NOTICE OF SALE UNDR CHATTEL MORTGAGE- Notice is hereby giren that if 'lUtmi of a chat tel mortgare dated on the 1st. day of March, 1888, and duly filed for record in the office of the County Clerk of Lincoln County Nebraska on the 3d day of March, 1883, at the hoar of 10' o'clock in - the forenoon of said day, and execs ted by David Cash to Thomas Painter to secure the payment of the sum of $288.75 on which there is now doe $214.75 Default having been made iB the payment of said turn, and no suit or other proceeding at law hav ing been instituted to recover 'said debt or any jrt thereof, I will sell the property therein de f scribed viz: 132 head of large cattle and 62 calves of the spring of 1887 and being all of the cattle owned by me and kept on Magdalena Breternitz Homestead Claim in Logan County, Neb, subject however to mortgage to Wm. B. Conklin of L$32S.O0 and to mortgage to C. F. Iddincs of i nklll.00 and fo mortgage to I. "Hinman for lace and will in the future make Wn ncP hi hnmp Air ftmrin is a lw.wana to morteage to w, iJeach upon I nuibu macaw uuu ua PLEASANT HILL. Our farmers are happy over the late rains and are rejoicing over the prospect of raising a good crop the coming: season. an O'FALLON ORACLE. Bright weather once more and most of the farms not quite inun dated. Tbe windmill pump at the sta tion has been repaired. There are prospects for a new tank. upon entering the depot the other day we were im pressed with the brightness and cleanliness of everything. A gen eral renovation of the building and grounds has taken place and now if those railway officials who complain that O .rail on station is nothing: but a sand bank would only send up a tew carloads or cinder to be scattered where the sand is bad, it would be a great improvement. Twenty carloads or sheep on their way fron Dalles, Oregon, to Chi cago, were let out here Monday for pasture. Wednesday they started on again. W. L. Harrington has been con fined to the bed for a week with rheumatism, but is now around. Miss Mamie Mason left last week for her home in Denver. The last day of school was not celebrated in the usual fashion. We did not even hear any shouts of joy hurrahs for vacation or anything or the kind. The reason for this quietude is that there have been no children in at tendance for some time. Parents each one ask yourself the question Am 1 in any way responsible tor the non-success ot the school? and answer truthfullv. Miss Ida Mc Williams dishes up the food to the hungry souls at the section house. To whom honor is due, that the section house at O'Fallons is the neatest and best we were ever permitted to eat in. A tew couple enjoyed a good time at the home of Koy Thomp son last Tuesday evening. We un derstand there was a violin in use. Lyst. on On Saturday evening: we had old fashioned rain a regular gully washer accompanied by consider able hail but no damage was done. Mrs. Mollie Yates is quite jubi lant over the prospective visit of her father. Mr. N. B. Whitesides of Illinois whom she expects this week. Miss Lizzie Brown is visiting section 8 this week. Steve Conway gets very thirsty of late while tending his crops and calls frequently at Phil Brown's well for a drink of Adams ale. Quite a number were in attend ance at the Alliance meetiug Satur day evening and a very enjoyable time was had. Miss Hattie Kerwood returned home Saturday. She says she likes city life verv much but thinks her ma needs her help at home. Mrs. Holbrook and Wm. Con way will be here next week from Illinois. Miss Blaker and C. A. McKinis try of Ogalalla were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. .Johnson last week. Guess Who. balance of about 2700.00. at public auction at the Unioa. Pacific Railway stock yards in the city-of North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska, an the 23d. day of June 188S, at one o'clock p. m. of said day. Dated June 2d. 1838. TH0UA8 P.VLMXR Mortgagee. A drink of whiskey killed three-year-old Willie McConnell, of San Francisco. Cats are the poets of the lower animals, they alone cultivate the mews. In necessary things, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity. A minister in Jamacia at night, by the light of an insect called the candle-fly, was kept from stepping over a precipice of one hundred feet. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, my dear, said her husband: Keep your mouth shut, then, said she. And he shut it. An Illinois man who moved out to Kansas several years ago recent ly returned to his old home to eat a doughnut made by his mother, and found it a little poorer than his svife made. What a beautiful child, says the visitor to the lady of the house. Yes, he is a handsome boy. Indeed he is, the perfect image of his father: Don't you think so? I never saw his father. We adopted hiai. There are more liquor-sellers than public-school teachers, and four times as many saloons as churches. The whole number of suicides in the United States for the five years, 1882-87, was 8,226. Rum did it in many cases. The death rate per 1,000 of liv ing population, for the year 1880, was greatest in Italy, 30.5, and lowest in the United States, 18. WITHOUT A PEER! fa m I POWDER Absolutely Pure. This powder neTer varies. A marvel of purity, strength and wholesomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds and cannot be sold in competition with tho multitude of low test, short -weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. Royal Baking Powdek Co., 10G Wall Street, New York. $20,000 $2O,000 WORTH OF honor to we must sav give MORROW PLAT. Decoration Day was not observed by the good people of Morrow Flat; only. by our more patriotic friends who spent the day at North .Platte and Cottonwood. George Diddock has sold his homestead on 12-30-12 to Gust Deiner, the price, we understand, ihg 600 which includes the growing crop, xtumor nas it tnat eorge has skipped tor parts un known. Mrs. W. T. Bowen, who has been visiting friends aud relatives in the east for several months, re turned home last Thursday evening. She reports having a splendid time j ORDINANCE No. 70. An ordinance relative to sidewalks and providing for a sidewalk from the south line of Front street along the east side of Ma ple street to Third street, thence on the west side of Maple street to the south line of the city lim its of North Platte, Nebraska. Be it ordained b; the Maior and Council of the City , of North Platte, Nebraska: Sec. 1. It is herebv ordered that a sidewalk be built on the east side of Maple street from the south line of Front street to Third street,' thence on the west side of Maple street to the south line of the lim its of said city of North Platte. Sec 2. Said sidewalk to be built by owners of lots abutting on the east side of said Maple street to Third street, and on the west side of Maple street from Third street to the south line of the limits of said citv; and the city of North Platte shall put in and con struct the necessary street and alley ciossings on the line of said side walk. Said sidewalk shall be con structed of two-inch pine plank, laid upon three stringers; said stringers to be not less than six by two inches and securely spiked with not less than five spikes to each plank. Said sidewalk to be five feet four inches wide and laid two feet fi-om lot line on said street. Sec. 3. In the event of the fail ure of any lot owner to build the sidewalk upon his property abutting on said street along the line of said sidewalk within thirty days from the passage of this ordinance, the street commissioner is hereby in- New ot; Elegant Goods. 1 '4 i. It has been discovered. The only perfect ly safe gasoline stove made, from this stove are impossible. Accidents Self-light er; no match box attachment needed. JSTo pump to get out of order or gas forced into the room. Drop tank. The most simple and economical stove made. More of these stoves in use in 5T orth Platte than all others combined. Be sure and call and examine before purchasing. CONWAY & KEITH, NORTH PLATT-E, NEBRASKA. WIDE AWAKE ! i Better Offers Than Before AT THE 111 P 1 atte to k Sloe S ore ZEE STOCK OF THE Sta'r P.; 'Clothing House must bo 'educed within a short time. The stoch . 1 has been sold to 'tyEBER $ VOLLMEB a at great sacrifice. E. Otterihasthe privilege of reducing the stoch for a time. Whatever can be soul at tp.vhpfosaleicost will go. - r ' ' " FINE CLOTEINGr, . EATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOE'S. F URNISHING- GOODS, J it .. . will go cheap, cheap cheap, for they must go cuich. This is 116 cheap stoch but positively the best stoch west oi OinaJia. It is complete in all particulars andiveivill sell goods at almost half the price that oiiv competitors ash. I am deter minedthatttiedood shall go iviih a rush, so don't wait. I maintain on the counters ivhat I assert on paper and all goods warranted as rep- resented. Call av)d see me at the STAR CLOTE- INCr HO USE: . A OTTEN. My stock of goods is still large and my spring stock is arriving weekly. I find it necessary to decrease my stock more rapidly to make room for the incoming goods. L will therefore offer my goods at still J 5f: GREATER REDUCTION UNTIL APRIL 13eat these prices if you can : Men's Railroad Shoes, Warranted, $2.25. Men's Fine Shoes-. 1.75. Men's Eand-Sewed Shoes, J.50. ladies' Fine Kid Shoes, 1.00. Ladies' Fine Kid Shoes, 1.50. Ladies' Fine Dougola Shoes, 2.00. Ladies' Combination French Kid Shoes, S.50. Ladies' French Kid Shoes, J.25. Children's, Bovs' and Misses' Shoes at astonishingly low prices. A call will better convince you of the Great Bargains better thau by mere ly reading an advertisement, therefore if you are wise come at once, where vou will get double value for your money. Truly yours. McDonald's Block; North iJIatte, Nch. J r c. c. 1 E. B. WARNER Keeps constantly in stock Metalic and Cloth Draped Caskets, complete lino n TVimmincra in "Wltifn on1 "Rlorl- flliac? TUTiJ- Pnolmtn Wooden Coffins of all sizes, Shrouds and Shaes. Telegraph Orders Promptly Attended to. Open Day and Night: ' ENBALMING A SPECIALTY. I. K. SOMERS, Nurseryman, Florist and Gardener, (BARTON PLACE,) NORTH PLATTE, NEBR. Can furnish all kinds of fruit and shade trees, forest trees, and seed lings for tree claims at lowest prices. Also all kinds of plants and flowers, Estimates and designs given for laying out new grounds. Yards kept by contract. H. MacLEAN, Fine Boot and Shoe Maker,.' And Dealer In MEN'S LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S BOOTS AND SHOES. Perfect Pit, Rest Work and Goods Represented or Money Refunded. as REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE. Spruce Street, bet. Front and Sixth, "NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.- V -- - .-'.J, . f p '