STEVENS & BARE, Editors and Props.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1890.
REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION.
The republican electors of the state of Nebras
ka are requested to send delegates from, their
several comities to meet in convention in the
city of Lincoln Wednesday, Jut 23, 1890, at 8
o'clock p. m for the purpose of placing in nom
ination candidates for the following state
lien tenant Governor.
Secretary of State.
Asditor of Public accounts.
Commissioner of Public Lands and Buildings.
Snrjerintendent of Public instruction.
And the transaction of such other business as
may come before the convention.
The several counties are entitled to representa
tion as follows, being neaed upon tne vote cast
for Hon, George a. Hastings, presidential
elector in 1888, giving one delegate at large to
each county, ana one for each 150 votes snd the
major fraction thereof.
Box Butte 6
Keys Paha 5
Bed Willow 9
Saunders .-. 15
Scott's Bluff 3
Unorganized Ter 1
It is recommended that no proxies be admitted
to the convention and that the delegates present
be antherixcd to cast the full vote of the delega
tion. L. D. Richabds, Chairman.
Walt M. Secy, Secretary.
REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
The Republican electors of Lincoln county,
Nebraska, are requested to send delegates from
their several precincts to' meet in convention in
"North Platte, at the court house, on Saturday,
July 19th, 1890, at 2 p. m.. for the purpose of
electing nine delegates to the Republican state
convention to be held at Lincoln, Neb., July
The several precincts are entitled to represen
tation as follows, being based upon the vote
cast for Bon. T. L. Norvall for supreme judge at
the last election, giving one delegate to each
precinct and one for each twenty votes cast and
the major fraction thereof:
No. Platte No 1 4
No. Platte Mo 2 8
No. Watte No 8 2
Fox Creek 1
radical rebel type, who flaunt the
confederate flag and give the rebel
yell on the very floors of congress.
If the dem.ocrats of the South
would occasionally send a white
republican to Congress, say at least
one from the small states and two
from those having large representa
tions, there wouldn't be so much
kicking. As long as the southern
elections are conducted at the point
of the revolver and none but rabid
democrats sent to congress, the
white people of the south may ex
pect remonstrance from the north.
The democrats down there seem to
be mad. They should beware!
Whom the gods wish to destroy
they first make mad. Thirty years
ago the fire-eaters of the south acted
just as they are acting to-day; they
were mad, but the choler was taken
out of them and they were practi
cally destroyed. We do no pre
tend to say that there will be
another rebellion, but there will be
a division among the whites, result
ing in the blacks gaining complete
control in many places, and in
whole States. The best and onlv
way to prevent this is for the dem
ocrats to send up some white Re
publicans to Congress.
'THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER.
Most of the people of the west
and especially the agricultural class,
have been in favor of the free coin
age of silver, but perhaps their
views on this subject will be modi-
hied when the question is fullv
understood. Anenfc the consider
ation of the silver bill in the house,
the following dispatch of June 25,
may put the subject in a new light
Just before the vote was taken
on the committee report to non
concur in the senate amendments
to the silver bill this afternoon it
looked as though it would be a
victory for the free coinage men
and that the amendments would be
adopted in the house. But the
eastern Democrats, who are against
free silver, outnumbered the west
ern Republicans who were disposed
to vote with the Democrats on the
proposition, and the committee was
sustained by a majority of fifteen.
This was due in part at least to
the belief which was general that
the president would not approve a
The primaries to be held at the usual places of
holding elections, in tne country precincts from
3 to 7 p. m. on the 12th day of July, 1890, and in
the wards of North Platte from 3 to 6 p.m. on
said day. No proxies will be admitted to said
convention, but that the delegates elected and
present be authorized to cast the full vote of
the delegation. It is-recommended that dele
gates and alternates Le elected from the differ
W. T. Wilcox, Chairman,
B. F. Forrest, Secretary.
The disability pension bill as
agreed upon by the conference
committee was called up in the
senate on the "24th of June and
after a lengthy and spirited debate
passed by a vote of 38 to 18. It is
now in the hands of the president,
who will unquestionably sign it, if
he has not already done so. The
substance of its provisions were
published in The Tribune last
Fob an old stager, ex-Governor
Butler holds his own in a remarka
ble way. An active politician in
the territory twenty-five years ago,
he elected himself governor" of the
new state and was the chief factor
in locating the capital at Lincoln.
His course in the sale of public
lands was denounced as fradulent,
and in the face of the charges he
ran for a' second term and was elec
ted, a fact that he considered a tri
umphant vindication, and so an
nounced to the legislature in his
message. But the legislature did
not look at it in that light: he was
.impeached and removed from of
fice. He retired to a farm near
Pawnee and for more than ten
fears was not heard from even in a
school district meeting. In 1880
he came out of his obscurity and
became an earnest advocate of the
greenback theory of interconverti
ble bonds and greenbacks. Since
then he has been more or less ac
tive in politics, but always on the
off side; he is a crank, and there are
very few things he can see as oth
ers see them. In the late Union
Labor conference at Lincoln he was
the loudest and most persistent
talker, making himself obnoxious
to most of the younger agitators.
Thev don't like to be sat down on
by the old man and. they will be
likely to assert their independence
when their conference meets again.
free eoinage bill, and this idea is
doubtless correct. In fact, it is
asserted upon very good authority
that the president is opposed to the
idea of furnishing a dumping
ground in the mints of the United
States for all the foreign surplus
silver. It is not known that any
one has the right to say. that the
president has expressed himself in
so many words in opposition to the
free coinage of silver, but be doubt
less shares the belief held by his
secretary of the "treasury that the
unlimited-coinage or suver will re
sult in driving gold to a premium,
and futher that it will result in
dragging all the surplus Indian and
European silver into this country,
which could not prove other than
disastrous to the interests of the
entire country in the end.
The conference committee
without doubt, recommend
passage of a bill which will he
stantially all that the silver
ducers can ask. It will be a
sure authorizing the monthly
chase of four and one-half million
ounces, to be coined and paid for in
certificates which shall be full legal
tender for all dues and demands,
public and private. Such a mea
sure as that outlined above will be
practically the free coinage of all
silver produced in the United States,1
but will, in a measure, at least, bar
out foreign silver from the mints
of the United States. Besides it
will meet the approval of the. presi
dent and this is the most important
consideration, as it is easy to see
that the free silver advocates could
never master enough votes to pass
their bill over the veto in either
house, and a veto would mean no
silver legislation whatever at this
session of congress.
STATE VETERAN'S ASSOCIATION.
The State Veteran's Association,
consisting of 246 old soldiers rep
resenting forty counties, met in
Lincoln Wednesday, June doth.
The members showed in advance
that they had met for business.
Following are the resolutions
until all the promises of the war
Sixth We call the attention of
congress to the fact that the sol
diers in all past wars have received
land warrants and we deem it but
just that a service pension should
be granted at a much earlier date
than those given to soldiers of the
revolution, the war of 1813 and the
Indian and Mexican wars.
Seventh We demand that ap
plicants for pensions ordered before
medical boards, be sent in all cases
before the nearest board.
We urge the old soldiers to form
in every county associations of vet
erans that through their officers
shall report to this state association
and we urge that the county or
ganizations take action in the line
indicated in the following resolu
tion: Besolvedy That we will work for
the nomination and election to the
national house of representatives of
no one who will not pledge him
self, unequivocally and publicly to
use his best efforts for the early
pasfage of a service pension bill
which shall grant to every honora
bly discharged soldier or sailor who
served for a proper time in the
army or navy of the United States,
a reasonable pension and which
shall increase that minimum in
proportion to the time of service
either at the rate of one cent per
day for all service over a stated
period as provided in what is known
as the "Grand Army Per Diem
Bill," or some similar plan which
shall recognize the principle that
those who served the longest shall
have the largest provision and
which shall grant to the widow of
every honorably discharged soldier
or sailor, irrespective of his cause
of death, a pension with a suitable
provision for any minor child he
may leave under the age of sixteen
years and until they reach that
age. And he must pledge himself
unequivocally not to be bound by
any caucus action in the house to
support any pension bill which does
not contain such provisions.
Congress is having a red-hot
time over the national election bill.
A letter from Washington informs
us that the measure will fail in the
senate, but we pre not so sure of
that. The rank and. file of the
Republican party do not object so
much to the whites ruling the south,
but they do object to them sending
to congress a solid democratic dele-
- a t m . f
nnnn mmmiim.i ii lug uiuaii
veteran soldiers of Ne
braska, in delegate convention as
sembled, are in favor of the abso
lute redemption of the pledge made
to the Union soldiers during and
since the war. We demand the
redemption of promises made by
the members or congress in the
north in the campaign of 1888.
We demand the redemption of the
promises made in all the party plat
forms in the last campaign. We
are opposed to the domination and
dictation of Wall street and the
money sharks of the east in the
congress of the United States. We
pledge ourselves to stand united
and to support no candidate for
congress or the senate who will not
pledge himself in favor of the prop
ositions here following, which are
adopted as our platform.
First We are in favor of the
repeal of the arrears of pension act.
Second We favor the bill pend
ing in congress in the interests of
f.Vio nrisnnpre nf war.
Third We are in -favor of equal- (should be offered.
lzmg the soldiers bounty.
TiYmrf.li Wn an in favor fY? tt
JL V 1 A. VAX V 1 V MAW A-. M M v w . m
per diem service pension bill, based
on service, to be. in addition to any
disability pension now allowed the
Fifth We oppose any reduction
in the revenue of the United States
THE PENSION BILL.
One great pledge of the Republi
can partv mav now be set down as
redeemed. The dependent pension
bill, as agreed upon in conference,
passed the Senate Mondav. The
bill now goes to the President
There is no question what he will
do. He is not a pension vetoer.
He did his fighting in person and
not by proxy.
According to the estimate of
Senator, of Minnesota, chairman
of the committee, the expenditures
under this bill wilL be about $40,-
000,000. With an absurd show of
exactness, a mere pretense, benator
Gorman, of Maryland, estimated
that the expenditures under it
would aggregate 78,973,054. He
should have added the pennies
while he was about it. He might
as well attempt to count the flies
on the Democratic party
The exact amount is a matter of
indifference. Of course there is
reasonable limit to expenditures for
any purpose, no matter what, but
this monev is kept right here at
home. The interest on govern
ment bonds is largely sent abroad,
and the rest, for the most part, goes
to swell the bank accounts of the
rich who spend a great deal of their
money abroad, or in the purchase of
imported luxuries. But the pen
sioner stavs right at home", and
nearlv evervthing he buvs is of
home production. No other ex
penditure made by the government
is so emphatically a home affair,
little else than pouring water into
a tube which empties into the cis
tern from which the water was
originallv taken. The nations of
Europe are taxed to death to sup
port standing armies in - idleness,
but the pensioner is tree to engage
in the ordinary pursuits of lite, ac
cording to ability and bent. The
American people have never felt
the featherweight of burden from
any pension appropriation.
This conference bill is a disabi
lity bill, neither more nor less, and
each year is adding to the percent
age of disability. A soldier may
have come out of the array without
a scratch or an ailment, and yet
develop in time a disability directly
traceable to the hardships of the
field. Then, too, many of the
"boys are now old men, some or
whom are not prepared for the
"rainy day," and should be made
confortable through the Pension
We have said that this bill re
deems the pledge of the Republi
can party. The plank of the Na
tional platform referred to reads
"The gratitude of the Nation to
the defenders of the Union can not
be measured by laws. The legisla-
tion of Congress should conlorm
to the pledges made by a loyal
people, and be so enlarged and ex
tended as to provide against the
possibility that any man who
honorably wore the Federal uni
form should become an immate or
an almshouse or dependent upon
That is the Republican doctrine
on pensions, and to tnac nne an
legislation on the subject shouia rje
hewed. No more is asked, no less
. WALLACE NEWS.
WallIce, June 27, 1890.
7 Crops down here in
"Egypt" are iwt splendid. All
small grain is shorter in straw than
it has been in former years, but it
is well headed 'arfd .promises to fill
well, especially W we should get
another small-' slower, which is
threatening intke west at this
writing. There is a large acreage
so wn here. UTr. Light leads with
190 acres, Sam. Farmer has 130 and
nearly all have -from 40 to 60 acres.
If we" should gejfc good prices some
of the farmers here will have money
to loan at three per cent per month.
Who knows but' we may yet have
.an alliance bank in Wallace.
The postoffice war has quieted
down, presumably to bury the dead
and care for the: wounded, political
ly speaking. ,
Cole Bros.' circus and menagerie
gave two exhibitions in our city
yesterday to good audiences. All
the old bachelors had their best
girl or their neighbor's -wife out to
see the monkeys and the tumblers,
and to drinltlteiHical lemonade at
ten cents per glass. VThe peforruers
and show 'people in general were
above the aYerageof their ilk mor
ally, and the show was remarkably
free from the .nighthawk and fakir
element and rough crowd which
generally follow traveling shows.
To-day the Wallace and Elsie
base ball clubs played a match game
at the latter place. The victory
was on the side of the Wallaceites,
the score standing 14 to 9 at the
end of the game.
Elsie is eleven good,
west of Wallace, nevertheless the
editor and denl of the Mail and
Mr. Mothersed( the fat man of the
town, made thfc, round trip on foot,
so we are rellibly informed. We
should think the walking would be
very poor -thishot weather. The
- - t . a .-r. i tp
up in grana
car farensis&irertt tents, but if
diciously jingled in
pennies wouhJ show
shape to the country ladies in treat
ing to soda water.
There is within a few miles of
Wallace two Old men who are old
enough to knpw better than to live
as. they are doing. Our advice is
to go immediately to the county
judge, procure a" license and get
married. You may get up some
nice morning and find a bundle of
switches at your dodr and this will
be the beginning of the end.
' I. R. Bub.
PATENTS TO XT. S. LANDS.
Washington June 28 The
secretary j thVinterior tb-day sent
to the seriate a' response to the re
solution of that body directing him
to report thercause4 of, withholding
patents fori lands within the limits
of the grant to the Union Pacific
Railway company, which are free
from all claims and which was not
reserved at the date of the definite
location of the company's road.
The secretary, says the conclusion
has been reached that the indebted
ness of the railroad company to the
United States does not . authorize
his' department to withhold the
lands granted to the company and
for which lists have been filed. It
is a subject for legislative control
if it can be controlled at all. A
large portion of the lands now
unpatented lie, in the states of
Kansas and Nebraska and have al-
ready passed into the hands or. in
nocent purchasers irorn the railroad
company They, are being culti
vated by citkej&fof those states for
farms and on them homes of people
have been established. Delay m
giving these settlers full title to the
lands thev have fullv paid for and
improved cannot be justified. Thi
railroad was built in time and has
complied, so 'far as is known, with
all conditions of the land grant. No
reason remains therefore why the
secretary should not proceed to de
liver to the Imion Pacific conipan'
lands which have been earned and
it is his intention to certify these
lists, commencing at the eastern
portion of the. unpatented lands in
Kansas and Nebraska, where the
lands are agricultural, have been
sold and are in the use of actual
settlers. Ifc there is any objection
existing on the part of congress
this actionjB ..be prevented by
any resolution or act that may be
controlling in its effect. Patents
that have been executed already by
previous executive will be recorded.
Patents will be issued on lists ap
proved by the previous secretary,
and lists notjyet approved will be
examined in due order. This con
clusion, the secretary adds, is in
accordance with recommendation
of the. commissioner of the general
land office and also with the opinion
of the assistant;of the general de
partment. Lists of lands selected
bv the company now on file in the
interior department, patents which
have been untif now held in sus
pension are said to aggregate 2,000,-
000 acres. s
It is said that the fees of one
firm of pension attorneys iu Wash
ington have averaged more than
$2,500 a day for several years, and
it is expected that the new disa
bility pension bill will double this
for a year or two. .
The lone expected contest in the
House ovef the Federal election bill
is now on and -will continue until
next Wednesday, when a vote is to
be taken. The bill will pass the
House, but it will have no show in
the Senate. If the Senate was
favorably disposed towards it, it
would not get through the House,
notwithstanding the caucus decree.
Anyway it will not receive the full
RpublicanVote, though it is not
expected that any republicans will
vote afainsit a few of them will
simply absent themselves when the
vote is taken, without being paired.
President Harrison has stated
that he will veto the River and
Harbor bill if the House agreed to
the 4,000,000 increase made by the
Superintendent Porter says that
he has no objections to the publi
cation of the returns of the enume
rators for Nebraska .districts. He
authorizes the supervisors to give
When the Flail advises the far
mers to stand by the old parties if
they desire to work the reform they
crave, it cannot be accused of
partisanship. There is no paper in
Nebraska that has greater contempt
for the party whip than the Flail,
and it defies the dictum of the
junta and the manipulations of
those who would set up the pins to
wrest the control of any party from
the hands of the people. The pro
ducers of this country do not need
a new party, for they may control
either party, and the third party
agitation is only by the old, wind
broken hacks that have been kicked
out of the old parties, and who take
this means to again get into pro
minence. Let the farmers beware!
Some rears ago Benj. F. Butler,
well known for numerous queer
exploists in the political world, to
say nothing of his military and
legal career, built a great big stone
house opposite the Capitcl, which
was quickly named "Butler's folly".
His son-in-law, Senator Jones of
Nevada lived in it for a while, and
President Arthur occupied it a few
weeks; but it has been mostly idle
and unproductive. At the last
Congress its owner tried to lease
it to the House for committee
rooms at a fancy rental, but for
some reason he failed. Now he
has a better scheme. The House
committee on Public buildings has
favorably reported a bill to buy it.
Uncle Sam is always asked to come
to the relief of the owners of un
productive Washington property.
The point that Secretary Blaine
makes on free sugar is worthy the
undivided attention of the national
law makers. Suppose, says Mr.
Blaine, in " substance, that sugar
goes on the free list the result
would be the same as when the
tariff was removed from coffee
The country selling to us would at
once proceed to lay on an export
tax which would keep our sugar up
to present prices, and be of no
benefit whatever to the American
consumer. This was the experience
with coffee, and history would in
all probability repete itself if we
made a free market" for sugar with
out securing reciprocal benefits
before the tariff was taken off
This is a doubtless fact that ninety
nine one-hundredths of the many
able people who have been demand
ing free sugar nave not stopped to
consider, but they are being given
an opportunity now to consider it.
Portland, Mich., June 28.
A cyclone passed over this town
and Orange, in Ionia county, yes
terdav afternoon, causing great
da"mage. The storm first struck
William Saver's timber, a tract of
ten acres of fine hard wood, and
levelled the whole grove, .tearing
up the trees by the roots or twist
ing them into all kinds of fantas
tic shapes. From here the cyclone
crossed a belt or open country,
carrying fences and trees with it.
Edward. Harwood's barn was in the
track of the tempest and it was
first set on fire by lightning, then
demolished by the wind. Three
valuable horses were killed. Ste
phen Drum s house was blown to
atoms and the family of five hur
ried in the ruins. All escaped
y i n ft
alive, however. i?arm rences are
ii 11 n
obliterated and dozens ot persons
iniured. Orops are ruined and
much stock killed.
THE STAR CLOTHING HOUSE
Our large sales the past month enables us to pat the
KNIFE A LITTLE DEEPER
We wiU selll you a good all-wool suit for Ten Dollars,
former price $15. Do not fail to buy the Starr-
Seventy-five Overalls. They are worth .
any man's one dollar. "
We also have Star $1.25 working pants, which are ;mtlir-
out an equal.
We are determined to have everybody in Western ef1
braska know that
is the only place to buy good, first-class goods at-jcMBS?4
lower than others ask for shoddy.
All summer wear will be sold regardless of cost. Straw
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes just one V
notch lower than ever.
The Star Clothing House,
WEBER Sl VOLLMER.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
North. -Platte, - 3STelb,
Authorized Coital, $200,1
Piid in CDitl, $50,00
Sells Bills of Exchange on all Foreign
INTEREST PAID ON TIME; DEPOSITS.
JOS. F. FILLION,
"CTE BUT qg
Steam and Gas Fitting.
Cesspool and Sewerage a Specialty. Gopper and Galvanized IronC6r-
nice. Tin and Iron Roofings.
Repairing of Kinds will receive Prompt Attention.
Locust Street, Between Fifth and Sixth,
North. 3?latte, - Nebraska.
A continual coughing is annoying to
persons siuinc near you m anv Kina ot a
gathering; besides, it is of great damage i IDIa.nQ.O&d-S- ' ' T7"atCliGS-
dangerous at this season of the year.
One-half bottle of Beggs' Cherry Cough
SvruD will relieve anv ordinary couch.
and this remedy costs no more than the CFSTvSlXT"
inferior fTrnrlps fhst. nrft tlirnu'n nn tho I '. '
market to sell at enormous profits. A- F.
GLASSES -A.HSTID SEOO?AOIE"ES
Office: Nevilie Block, Sixth Stkket,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
-AH Kinds ot Hepairing.
TJ. 3?. WatefrExaminer.
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER CHATTEL
JNouce is nereoy given mat by virtue or a
chattel mortgage executed by Servos Ratten to
Wm. Brown and dated Juno 27th, 1889, and filed
for record in the office of the couuty clerk of
xveun county, .MeorasKa.on tne Zita day or June,
1889. to secure the Dfivment of tho snm of .U.fla
upon which there is now due the sum of $42,80:
- P., 1 i- 1 1 -T il . 1
.v ui'ias own muuu in me payment or
Bald BUm nnrl nn unit, nr rithfr nrnfwHinmi nf. Innr
naving been instituted to recover said debt or
any part tnoreor, therefore I will sell the prop-
on, luerein aescriDea, viz: one sorrel norse ten
years Old. branded wifh mttton hrnnrl
"Vs"! pounus, caiiea "ui;" ono mouse
j u no85JSP 5"eare OId' white spot on right
side, branded "C" on left shoulder, weight 1000
pounds, called ''Mage": one Studebaker farm
wagon, one set of double harness complete; at
' iiuiiu iuuu), t.oonrv or i.mnnin stnt. nf
i-ieuiiiaitu, on oaiuruav. tne lHth rtnr nf Tti It. 1ROO
at one o'clock p. m. of said dav.
Dated orth Platte. Jnnn aw.h i son
2o3 WiL Brown
McDonald's Block, Spruce Street,
NOTICE TOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at North Platte. Nebr.,
June 27. 1890. f
Notice is hereby given that the foilowing-
namea settler nas mca nouoe ot ms intention tn
make nuai prooi in support ot his claim, and
that said proof will be made before Register and
Receivor at North Platte. Neb., on September 0.
1BW. viz: Aavm Xj. uonnsion, wno mean. a.
No. 11,376, for tho east half south-east quarter.
north-west quarter south-east quarter, north
east quarter south-west quarter, section 24, T.
. 29 W, He names the following wit
nesses to prove his continuous residence upon
f ... - l 1 1 1 UTIllf
ana cumvauon or tuiu muu, viz; trimum
Lane, Abraham L. Bcchtold, Lafayette Pease,
Charles Kent, all of Myrtle, Lincoln County,
Nebraska. John 1. Nksb:tt.
DRUGGIST and OPTICIAN,
-iKSD -:- SEALER -:- IN-
Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass Brashes.
AGENT FOR SHERWIN & WILLIAMS' MIXED PAINTS.
"Corner of Sixth and Spruce Streets. i -. North Platte, Nebraska..!
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