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rHE FORMER INHABITANTS OF ELLS WORTH AND HAYS CITY. bade 3a the Sixties Th.csc Towss TTera Net So Qaict as Tfeey Are 2Ctst Est Some of tho Citizens Settled IJawa-WHi. Bill aad Jim Curry. "Ellswurth!" shouted a brakeman on the Union Pacific railway, .Kansas divi Eion, as the train swept through a prairie valley and slowed up at a sleepy, cottonwood shaded, prairie encircled western Kansas town. To the left could be seen a large and peculiar building, located on the outskirts of the Tillage. "What is that building?" I asked of the gray bearded man who had shared ray seat for the last 20 miles. "That is the Grand Army grounds and building,' he said. "Is belongs to the old soldiers, and they hold a reunion there every summer." "They have picked co. a very quiet town in which to rendezvous.1' "Yes, this is a quiet town now, but I can remember, 30 years ago, when Ells worth was hell's half acre. Yes, worse than that, for all the cussedness going" on in this town-ic the sixties couldn't have been crowded on to less than hell's half section. Times was mighty dull in Ellsworth them days when there wasn't work for the coroner six days in tho week, and he generally had to work overtimo on Sundays. It was the tough est place on the plains until the rail road moved on west, and the killers, toughs, gamblers and their female com panions followed on to Hays City. Then the carnival of crime and the contract for filling the graveyard was transferred to Hays. But today both towns are as quiet and orderly as a New England village. Some cf the bad men of those days settled here in Ellsworth perma nently and became quiet citizens after they became residents of the graveyard on tho hill yonder. "Apache Bill, scout and tough, took up a permanent residence out yonder because a bartender got the drop on him one night and added about two ounces to Bill's weight in the shape of lead placed where it would do the most good. Comstock Charley, a half breed Chey enne scout, tough and general all round bad man, also became a quiet citizen of the place where they planted 'em in those days on account of a puncture put into him by Henry Whitney, sheriff. . "Bill Hickok (Wild Bill) gained his fame at Hays City, west of here, as also did Jim Curry, who later on shot and killed Ben Porter, an actor, at Mar shall, Tex. I knew Jim Curry when he was an engineer on this read. He be came enamored cf a woman, married her, and t jcy settled down in Hays City, keeping a little restaurant there. There was a regiment of negro soldiers quartered at Fort Hays. The negroes took offense at Jim because he refused to servo them with meals at his house. They came around to clean out the place. Jim wens to shooting, and when he quit Uncle Sam's army was deci mated to some cxteut. "Wild Bill was n nervy man and did some killing in his day, and he might have lived longer if he had not grown careless. You see. Bill, like all men of his class, was always expecting trouble and wasalwriysou gnard. Bill for years had never allowed LimsclE to get into a position where his keen eye and ready revolver were net master of the situa tion, but he did allow the drop to bo got on him twice to my knowledge. The first time-1 was present, and the next time well, Bill was was gone himself when the second time came to a climax. 1 will tell you the story cf the time I was present. iow, I never knew Bill to pull his gun to kill unless it was in self defense cr there was no other way to secure tho peace and quiet Bill al ways hankered for and would have peaceably if he could, forcibly if he must. Jim Curry was a coward, but he was determined to acquire a reputation as a bad man, and, as Bill Hickok held the championship of the world at that time as a killer, Curry thought he might safely run a bluff on Wild Bill. "So he sent Bill word he would kill him on sight, not that he had anything against Bill, but Curry had gone into the killing business, and he proposed to hold tho center of the stage and show that ho was displaying energy and apt itude in his business. Bill paid no at tention to Curry's talk, not considering him in his class. "Ono day I met Curry on the street in Hays. Wo went into a saloon kept by a little, ncrvou;, excitable German. Wild Bill's tall form and long, black hair iGoraed up at a table in the back part of the room. His back was toward Curry and myself. Curry walked over to the table, standing directly behind Bill. Before any one suspected what he would do he had his gun against BiII'e head and said, 'Novr, you long haired , I've got you, and you're going to die. Bill never batted an eye nor moved a muscle, but said, 'You would not shoot a man down without givin him a show to defend bis life, would you?' 4 Wouldn't I? What show did you ever give any one, you V "The Dutchman was dancing around like mad, imploring Jim to put up his gun and for him and Bill to shake hands. If they would, he would stand treat for the house, which proposition was finally accepted. Wild Bill and Jim Curry shook hands, after which Bill said:" 'Now, Jim, I got nothin ag'in you, and I don't want to kill you, .but if you are bound to get a reputation there's a town full of tenderfeet here and lots of sassy nigger soldiers. Go practice on them. You'll have to git mare of 'em to give you a reputation, and it will take mere time to git thar than if you held a discussion with ine, but I think you will live longer to en joy it and be happier than if you kept up projectin with me. So now le's jes' drop this, or I may get the idea into my head that you're in earnest, and that might be bad far you.' "Indianapolis Journal. Relieved of Terrible Pains. IL E. Merse, Traveling Salesman, Galveston, Texas, says Ballard's Snow Liniment cured me of rheumatism of three months standing after use oE two l ottles. J. S. Doan. Danville, I1L, says I have uccd Ballard's Snow Liniment for vears and would not be without it. J.R. Crouch, Bio, Ills., says Ballard's Snow Liimment cured terrible pains in back of head and neck when nothing else would. Every hottle guaranteed. Price 50 cents. Sold bv The North. Platte Pharmacy, J. E. Bush, Mgr. 2 THE SHIP'S -BELL. li Is Closely Identified WItli the TTtnlt Career of tke Teasel. lieutenant John iL Ellicott, U. S. ,N., writes an article for St. Nicholas on "What Is Told by the Bell," in which he say?: .Nothing in a ship becomes so closely identified with her throughout her whole career as the ship's belL Officers and crew come and go; masts, decks, engines and boilers become old and are replaced by new ones; but from the day that she first glides into the water the same ship's bell remains always a part of her, marking her progress all over the world, and finally going down with her to a lonely grave at the bottom of the sea, or surviving her as a-cherished souvenir of her existence and achieve ments. On a man-of-war the bell is usually inscribed with her name and the date of her launching, and as it is probable that it may some day become a memento of a glorious history the bell is often the subject of special care in casting or selection. Sometimes the hundreds of workmen who have built the great ship contribute each a silver coin to be melted and molded into a bell, which shall be the token of their love for the object of their creation and their interest in her future career. Of ten the people of the city or state after which a man-of-war is named may pre sent to her a magnificent bell, appropri ately ornamented and inscribed with words of good will and good wishes. Such a bell is usually presented with ceremony after the ship goes into com mission. Ships' bells in general are made of bronze, like other bells. The addition of silver in their composition gives them a peculiarly clear and musical tone. They are placed in such a posi tion on the upper deck that they may be heard from one end of the ship to the other and are usually near the mainmast or at the break of the fore castle. One peculiarity exists in a ship's bell which is necessary on account of her motion at sea. The tongue is hung so that it can swing in only one direc tion. If it were not so, the bell would be continually ring;ng as the ship roll ed and pitched. The direction in which the tongue can swing is another impor tant point. If itwere athwartships, the bell would ring at every heavy roll of the ship, and if it were fore and aft the bell would ring at every deep pitch, so the direction in which the tongue can swing is nearly half way around be tween these two. OUR BIG BUILDINGS. For Them TVe Have "o Architectural Tradition to Guide Us. To take tho 20 story steel frame building and think it out for itself is to begin with that building of Chicago in which the panels between the uprights of the steel frame are filled with thin iron, just as they might have been filled with pasteboard or leather. Such a building has no walls. The spaces be tween the constructional uprights and horizontals are simply filled, partly with glass, partly with an opaque screen. That is the logical beginning of the new tradition, and if the designers will take that up and work at it, they may, in the course of the century, de velop a new style of architecture. There is little chance, apparently, of that be ing done. Instead of that, each designer is applying to his own tall building the farms which he finds in bocks or as used in his own practice on buildings of a far different character, these previ ous buildings having been designed themselves by reference to books rather than under the sway of tradition. In short, no man can say that he has learned cf his predecessors any safe and certain way of going at his work, and the consequence is that those conditions under which alone can the design of any building be made successful arc wanting. Since the world began nc man has ever designed a gcod building independently of tradition. It is as cer tain that no man ever will do so as it is certain that no man will build a good, swift, large freight carrying ship with out having consulted the lines cf other ships not quite so highly developed. "The Field of Art" in Scribner's. Youth's Cruelty. We have the phrase as "tender heart ed as a child," but in reality nothing is so hard and cruel as youth. Its judg ments are inexorable. It confounds the sinner and the sin. It is impatient and implacable. Only after one has lived and suffered and has known the temp tations and trials of life does one learn to deal gently with the weaknesses and faults of his brother man and to throw about the world the tender and envelop ing mantle of charity and sympathy. Surely this broader comprehension and sympathy is some compensation fa growing eld. To it may be added the fact not always appreciated that as one grows older one enjoys with a cultivat ed sense many things of which youth is profoundly ignorant. The young devour all pleasure with the indiscriminating appetite of the farm laborer. The older person chooses warily, as an epicure selects among the dishes of a feast. Perhaps the panorama of life is not less beautiful to the old than the young. Only the picture is changed. It is no longer a gaudy chromo, but an etching. Philadelphia Times. Had Eaongh. Two Turks were at a French banquet Toward the conclusion of the feast a Frenchman selected a toothpick from the tray near him and politely passed the tray on to his neighbor, who, how ever, peremptorily declined the offer, exclaiming: "No, thank you. I have already eaten two of the accursed things, and I want no mare. San Francisco Argonaut. Slight Bo Worse. "These stripes," sighed the convict, "make a man feel srnalL" The kind woman who had come into the darksome place to cheer him smiled radiantly. "Only think," she urged, "how much worse they would be if they ran the ether wav." Detroit Journal In one country district of Germany "pay weddings' were in vogue until recently, each guest paying for his en tertainment as much as he would at an inn and the receipts being placed aside to set up the happy pair in their new home. Quotation, sir, is a gcod thing. There is a community of mind in it. Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. Johnson. SEEK FREE DOCTORS. Queer- SrserieHces la the PsMis Dispensaries of Ke-r Tort. The least hop-' of any change in thi3 charity to ell policy is with those dis pensaries that arc bountifully endowed. The leading institution of this class irt .New York city is located on the west side, and, in view of its defiant abuse of all kinds of medical charity, has earned for irsslf the unenviable sobri quet of the "diamond dispensary," It has such a high reputation far the num ber and pecuniary ability of it3 patients that it -would appear -a be rather a credit than a disgrace to receive its out rageously misdirected charity. Such at least is the inevitable conclusion that may be based upon the large average of well to do peoTjle who claim daily the benefits of free medical treatment so lavishly and indiscriminately furnished to all who apply. Many of these visitors are from out of town districts and wiD pay several dollars for car fare, will ask for a written diagnosis of their disease and an extra prescription, and will then complain if they are kept waiting be yond the time for their return train. The examining doctor is content to ride to the dispensary in a horse car; the pa tient comes and returns in .a cab. It is no longer a joke to refer to the display of diamonds or the number of women clad in sealskins in the patients wait ing room, nor does it appear to bo un likely that, in the near future, conven iences will not be required for checking bicycles and distributing carriage num bers in the order of the different ar rivals. In this connection, the follow ing description by an eyewitness in the waiting room of this dispensary may be interesting: ' 'The reception room held about 200 at a time. Nobody was turned away. Fully 50 per cent of the applicants were well dressed, and 10 per cent of them were finely dressed. Three women wore fur coats that had not been handed down from somebody else. There was an attractive display of fine millinery, and the men, more than half of them, bore no evidences of poverty. But all obtained free treatment supposed to be given to pauperE 'poor persons. " Such instances as the following carry with them their own moral: ' 'During the examination of a dis pensary patient a roll of bills dropped from her pecket. The doctor picked it up and renarked, '.Madam, this is a free dispensary, and as you are able to pay a fee f c medical advice I must de cline to treat you here.' 'Well, 'replied the woman, 'that money is for some thing else. You are paid by the city and must prescribe far me. ' On being assured that the doctor received no sal ary from any source, the patient became indignant and protested that she wns entitled to attention equally with the 'lady' who had preceded her and from whom she had rented a house the week before." Dr. George F. Shrady in Forum. How They "Wash. The hardest worked washerwomen in the world are the Koreans. They have to wash about a dozen dresses for their bus bauds, and inasmuch as every man wears pantaloons or drawers so baggy that they come up to his neck like those of a clown they have plenty to da The washing is usually done in cold water and often in running streams. The clothes are pounded with paddles until they shine like a shirt front fresh from a Chinese laundry. The Japanese rip their garments apart for every washing, and they iron , their clothes by spreading them on a flat board and leaning this up against the house to dry. The sun takes tho wrinkles out of the clothes, and some of them have quite a luster. The Jap anese woman dees her washing cut of doors. Her wash tub is not more than six inches high and is about as big around as the average dish pan. She gets the dirt out of the clothes by rub bing them between her hands. Sho sometimes uses Japanese soap, which is full of grease, and works away with her bare feet. The Chinese girls do their washing in much the same way. The washing in Egypt is usually done by the men. The Egyptian washerman stands naked on the banks of the Nile and slaps the wet clothes, with a noise like the shot of a pistol, on the smooth stones at the edge of the running water, and such fellah women as wash pound the dirt out of their clothes in the same way. Frenchwomen pound the dirt out with paddles, often slamming the clothes up on stones, as the Egyptians da Ex change. The Energy of a Cyclone. The primary cause of the low baro metric pressure which marks the storm center and establishes the cyclone is ex pansion of the air through excess of temperature. The heated air, rising in to cold upper regions, has a portion of its vapor condensed into clouds, and now a new dynamic factor is added, for each particle of vapor, in condensing, gives up its modicum of latent heat Each pound of vapor thus liberates, ac cording to Professor Tyn doll's estimate, enough heat to melt five pounds of cast iron, so the amount given out where large masses of cloud are forming must enormously add to the convection cur rents of the air, and hence to the strm developing power of the forming cy clone. It is doubted whether a storm could attain, much less continue, the terrific force of that most dreaded of winds of temperate zones, the tornado, without the aid of those great masses of condensing vapor which always accom pany it in the form of starmclouds. H. S. Williams, AL D., in Harper's Magazine. Scent Was Strong. Mrs. Tan "Dyke (as Van Dyke appears at 3 a. m.) Where have you been? Tan Dyke I er Mrs. Tan Dyke Now, be careful what you say, William! Don't think you can throw me off the scent Bos ton Herald. Something to Snow It may be worth something to know that the very best medicine for restoring tired out nervous system to a healthy vigor is Electric Bitters. This medi cine is purely vegetables, acts by giving tone to the nerve centres in the stomach gently stimulates the liver and kidneys, and aids these onrans in throwing off impurities in the blood. Electric Bitters improves the apetite, aids digestion, and is pronounced by those who have tried it as the very best blood purifier and nerve tonic Try it. Sold for 50c or SL00 per bottle at A. F. Streitz?s drug store. 2 The Eaglisk Dislike of Commerce. We believe that the English, who are in continental opinion a nation of shop keepers, are not by instinct or by aspira tion a trading people at all, or even an industrial one. They are a seafaring people by tendency, and as the sea pro duces nothing they are compelled to trade, and circumstances have driven, them into the industrial life, but their proclivity is toward struggle of any kind, and not, except as an incident in that struggle, toward the making of money. It was quite late in their his tory that they recognized trading as theirvocation, and much later stall that they surrendered the notion that to he a trader, whether merchant cr manufac turer or dealer in money, was to be comparatively a base person. Till with in the last few years all historians thought economics rather unworthy subjects of their pens, and tlie sccial distinctions drawn against industry were of the most galling character. In deed, they have not disappeared yet, the cqn tempt which was once felt for the merchant and the banker being still en tertained for the distributor, though he often combines both functions. The great industrial is still hardly reckoned on a par with the great agriculturist, and the shopkeeper cf any kind is still placed far tr low any sort of professional. Money, it is true, is now almost the only source of irresponsible power, and those who possess it begin, like the powerful in all countries and ages, to be highly regarded, but the grandson of a Tottenham Court road peer would much rather his peerage had been ac quired in battle or by chicane than out of a shop, hewever large. Even the cap tains of industry, who are like the old barons in many respects, are not thought of as quite their equals, and the greatest of railway builders, say the late Mr. Brassey, is not placed on the level of a great agriculturist, say the late Mr. Coke of Norfolk. The state has honored both, but the popular sentiment, which,, and not the state, settles what Greeks are like, condones, rather than delight? in, the action of the state. The differeace is disappearing, but it dies hard. Lon don Spectator. Edhem Pasha, though a Turk, is far from being an unspeakable one, if the reports about him that come from the war correspondents are to be believed. They describe the invader cf Thessalyas a handsome, courteous and well edu cated man, who looks more than his 45 years because his thick beard, once glossy black, is now thickly flecked with gray. He is above middle height, his nose is straight and rather long, his gray eyes are large and intelligent, and his manner is that attractive mingling of amiability with dignity which is a not uncommon attribute of the Turk as seen on ordinary occasions. Edhem does not strike the superficial observer as a strong man, but he is a hard worker and does not spare himself. His talk is as a rule quiet, and marked by much refinement, but it grows animated when a subject kindles his interest, and his eyes then glow with enthusiasm. It is difficult to judge of a man's sense of hu mor through the barriers of a strange language. His style cf life is simple and he has none of the oriental love of display. In character he seems to Le straightforward and sincere, frank and truth loving. Trickery, intrigue, di plomacy and politics alike he appears to detest. His subordinates and those who see him most intimately are most fond of him. New York Times. PHREYS WITGH HAZEL OIL Piles or Hemorrhoids. Fissures 5c Fistulas. Burns & Scalds. Wounds cz Bruises. Cuts & Sores. Boils & Tumors. Eczema & Eruptions. Salt Rheum & Tetters Chapped Hands. Fever Blisters. Sore Lips : Nostras. Corns &. Bunions. Stings & Bites of Insects. Three Sizes, 25c, 50c and $1.00. Soldbydrasslsts, cr sent post-pr. 1.1 on receipt of price EdmCTSaXS.CO., Ill A II2ttIKiriSt.,3cvTrfc. Wanted-An Idea Who can thins of some simple tsi27 to potent? Protect yonr Ideas; ther may hrisg- yon irealth. Write JOHN WEDDEKBUEN & CO Patent Attor neys. Washington. D. C for their J5LSJ0 prize offer a& Hat c two hundred InresUooa traateil. TLCOX & HALLIGAN, ATT0R2TEYS-AT-LAW, rfOKTH PXATTE, ... JTEBBASKA Office orer North Platte National Bant. D K. N. P. DONAIiDSON, Assistant Snrgeon Union Par.ftc Bjnw and Member of Pension Board, NOETH PXATTE, - NEBRASKA. Office over Sireitz's Drag Store. E. E. NORTHRUP, DENTIST, Room No. 6, Ottenstein Building, NORTH PLATTE, NEB. JlRENCH BALDWIN, ATT0R2TBTS-AT-LAW, PLATTE, - - 2TEBRASKA. Office over N. P. Ntl. Bank. 1 C. PATTERSONj " KTT0 HNEY-Jn"-L7aa. Office First National Bank Bkhj., NORTH PLATTE, NEB. PURE LAKE ICE I am again in position to supply the people of North Platte with a superior quality of pnre ice frozen from well water. It is as clear as crystal and of good thickness; not frozen snow and slush. A trial order will convince you of its quality. I have plenty to last through the season. WM. EDIS. BETTER HEALTH Xrs. Ker. G. II- IKouXteB. Weeprnsr Water, Neb, is. oat of the mast highly respected wo mea of Iter town. He has band is a member of LkeXebraskx Conference and is pastor of the ateutotust Episcopal Ctinrcn. ox teept2 Water. Ske writes: hid suffered irons catarrh of the head. and for the last six months from a fane nervous catarrh, ol the throat. JIj whole system, was in. a greatly debilt ated condition There was (Treat mental depression, bearing down pains, weakness and ner Tons prostration and rheumatism. Mcch of the time 1 had been compelled to lie down every fewminntes whiledc injr my hcnseworlr. I commenced with Dr. Shepard font months afro. I felt a great change after the first month's treatment, and for the last three months I hare been almost entirely free rom pain. The catarrh tremble, which I had jrrrea np all hopes of finding- help for, is practically cored, and X am free fropirhesmatism. lean not say enonrh in f a-coc of the treatment. I most heartily endorse Dr. Shepard's plan of caring- side people at their homes." Da. SHEPARD and his associate physi cians hare been established in Omaha six years and hare the mixt extensive offices, and practice in the west. The Omaha Bee says: "The Shepard iled cal Institute is entirely reliable in a professional and business way. Dr. Shepard has trained and fnlty maintains a leading- place in the treatment of chronic disease. The public may safely trust him." Write today for Dr. Shepard's Ifcwik and Coa snllinir Clanks. iLLSO, FOR NAMES OF CURED PATIEXTS AMONG YOUR NEIGHBORS IN THIS PLACE. They will tell yon all about it Er. Shepard's charges are in keeping with these hard tims. SPECIALTIES Catarrh and aI7 Chronic Diseases of the Lungs, Stomach. Skin. Kid neys. Heart and Nerxous System. Special blanks tor men. Special blanks for women. Addre?!S Shepard Medical Institute, 311-12-13 X. T. Lite, OKAHA, XEB. U. P. TIME TABLE. GOING EAST CETTEAL TTJIE. 2 Fast Mail 85 u rn. i Atlantic Express 11:10 p.m. 2S Freight 7:00 a.m. GOI5G WEST iIt!UST.UN TIME. 1 .Limited 355 p. m. 3 -Fast Mail 110 p.m. 23 Freight 735 a. m. 19 Freight 1:40 p.m. N. B. Olds. Agent. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Claude Mwji DEALER in Coal on, Gasoline, . i i Gas Tar, And Crude Petroleum. .Leave oraers at omce j in Broeker's tailor shop. Carl Brodbeck, DEALEK I" Fresh Smoked and Salted Meats, Having-re-opened the Citj Meat Market, opposite the Hotel Neville, I am prepared to furnish customers with a choice quality of meats of all kinds. A share of your patronage is re spectfully solicited. Marvelous Eesnlts. From a letter written by Rev. J. Gun derman, of Dimoadal, Micb we are per mitted to make this extract: "I have no hesitation in recommending Dr.King's New Discovery, as the results were al most marvelous m the case of my wife. While I was pastor of the Baptist Ghurch at Kives Junction she was brought down with Pneumonia succeeding La Grippe. Terrible paroxysms of coughing would last hours with iittlf interruption and it seemed as if she could not survive them. A friend recommended Dr. King's New Discovery; it was quick in its work and highly satisfactory in results." Trial bottles free at A J. Streltz's Drugstore. Bcgular size 50 cents and $1.00. 1 Legal Notices. NOTICE TO .CREDITORS. Creditors of the late Henry B. Kant will file their ri.tirna in the est it c ol said deceased ia Comity Co art ef Lincoln coanty. Nebraska, within six months from this Jane lath, 1307. Sees claims trill be heard before me on Joly 13th, 1807, and December 13th. 197 at 1 p. m. each day. 324 JAMES 31. EAT, County Jnde. NOTICE TOR PUBUCATIOS'. Land Office at North Platte, Neb., J JnneIUh.IS37. f Notice Li hereby given that Leopold Pslzel ha? Sled notice of intentina to maie final proof before the Register and Receiver at his office in North Platte, Neb-, on Wednesday, the 2?th day of July, 1S37, on timber cnltcre application No. 1215 for the sonth half of the northwest quarter lots 3 and I of Section No. 2, in Township No. 9 North, ranse No.32West. lie names as witnesses! William H. Hinney, Locis Hablitz, Levi Wolfe and Wiley Matthew?, all of Eickens, Neb. JOHNF. HIN3IAN, 32-5 Register. X0TICE FOR PUBLICATiOX. Land Ofiee at North Platte, Neb ? May 2Sth, 1S37. S Notice is hereby given that Ernest C Fletcher has filed notice of iatectiea to make final proof before Register and Receiver at hi oee ia North Platte. Neb., on Saturday, the lth day of Jnly, liG7. on tiirber culture application No 12,457, for northeast quarter of section No. 27, ia toxmship No. 10 north, range No. ! wwt. He names as witaesres: Alex Green, John F. Brittain. Andrew Smith and Cecil Tnel, all ef Somerset, Neb. J OHN F. HTNIIAN, Register. NOTICE FOR PCBLICATION. Land Office at North Platte. Neb., ) Jcne 15th, 1507. f Notice ia hereby xi vet. that the f o ilo wing-named fettler has filed notice of his intention to maie final proof ia support fi' his ciniTn and that said proof -will bo made before the Register and Re ceiver at North Platte, Neb., on JaJy 23th, 1SG7, Tir: CHARLEY I. BOYCF, arhomade Hemes! ead Entry No- 1(515, for the northwest quarter of section 3i, township 11 north, range 31 west. He names the following; witnesses to prove bis continuous residence upon and cnlti- Tatioa of said land, viz: Edward I- Wrtsoa. Lotas 3. Kidder. Wilfiam Uazec and Brewer Marshal, all of Somerset. Neb. 538 JOHX F. HIXilAN, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Lend Offic? at North Platte. Neb ; Jane 3th. 1K)7. J Notice Is hereby civet, that the following-named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final nroof in sunnortof his claim, and that said proof will he made before Register and Receiver at North Platte. Neb on July 11th. 1SJ7, Tin ITATTHIAS HOOK. Trhotaade Homestead Entry No. 13006. for the south half of the northwest quarter section 22. east half of the aortheas-tqaarter section 21, town ship S north, range 3D west. He names the follow-ing-witnesses tn prove his continuous residence upon end cultivation of said land, viz: Charles E Glaze. Thomas X- Lee and Joseph. D. Hawkins, all of WelSfleet.Xeb.. and 3Iorgan W. Davis, of North Platte. Neb. JOHN F. HETHAN. 50-6 .Register. nnn Pnn nln mm rui Dm AT A BARGAIN Two good building- lots in North Platte and 425 acres of hay land, well wateredone and one-half miles from Nichols station. Inquire o T. COTTON, North Platte, Neb. THE STANDARD BRED TROTTING STALLION 4 -"SUNLIGHT"- (No. 7654) will make the season of 1S97 at the irrigation fair grounds. Service limited to ten choice mares. Sunlight bj Sundance, dam Vera bj Belvoir. Pull pedigree can be found in Wallace's Trotting Reg ister. Terms: $25 with usual return privileges. R. G Southers. SMOKEES In search of a rood cigar will always find it at J. F. Schmaizried's- Try X them and judge. GEO. NAU MAN'S SIXTH STREET MEAT MA Meats at wholesale and re tail. Fish and Game in season. Sausage at all times. Cash paid for Hides. C. F. IDDINGS AND GRAIN Order by telephone from Newton's Book Store. A. F. STREITZ Drugs, Medicines, Paints, Oils, WINDOW GLASS, -:- MACHINE OILS D exits clie Apotlieke Corner of Soruce and Sixth-sts. : F. j. BROEKER. MERCHANT t Attention is invited to our New Line of Spring Suitings. J Suits rrjade to order irj a . . . rrjarjrjcr ar;d perfect fit Quararjteed. PRICES RS IiOW RS TJiE IxOWEST. WALL-PAPER, PAINT AND OIL DEPOT. WDiDOW GLSS, YAHXISHE3, GOLD LEAF, GOLD PAINTS BKOXZES, ARTISTS COLORS AND BRUSHES, PIANO AND FURNTTURE POLISHES, PREPARED HOOE AND BUGGY PAINTS, KALS OMINE MATERIAL, WINDOW SHADES. 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