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Wedding Presents and Novelties. I 8 w S S a 1 1 i M Wc have a fine line of Fancy Articles suitable for Wedding Gifts Vases Clocks, Candclabras, Bak ing Dishes, Cut Glass and Sterling Silver pieces. S Don't forget that wc carry $ Bicvclcs in stock at prices fS that arc right. Clinton, THE JEWELER, $ TI. P. Wntch Examiner. JS ANNIE 0. KRAMP11, City Editor. FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1900. Something Attractive in China English and American Porce lain and Fancy China will al ways be found in our handsome display. Those who love to make their tables tempting and inviting- should look at the Decorated Dinner Sets - of 100 pieces, in floral and Other dec orations in dainty colorings and pretty patterns, that wc are offering- at $8.00 to $15.00. Wileox Department Store. Dr. Nortbrup returned Tuesday evening from a week's professional visit in Gandy. A number of society young peo- Cle will give a daucc at Fedcrboof's all this cveniug. Mrs. Jas. McGovern and son re turned last night from a visit of several weeks with relatives at Fremont. The standard engines which have been laid up at Grand Island and Iyearney are being brought out and put into service. The Girl lrom Chili" proved a laughable farce and pleased the iiudignce immensely Wednesday. The company is an excellent one. We have just had placed with us for ealc a corner lot close to shops, south side, for 5225. This is a bar gain. John Bratt & Co. The Reynolds and Reunie busi ness blocks arc being painted. When the work is completed their appearance will have been very much improved. The grief with the ballast cars has commenced, four of them hav ing been derailed near Pine Bluffs last evening. The trouble was caused by a broken llangc on one par. The accident delayed the westbound passenger trains, tor a couple at hours, Dr. Hnnnah. Osteopath, Office op posltc Hotel Neville, North Platte, Laura Dietrich has hied her peti tion in tuc district court praying for a decree of divorce from her "hus band, Win. Dietrich, and that t-lie hi given custody of their child, Extreme cruelty is the charge pre ferred by the plaintiff. The par tics reside at Maxwell. A choice six room dwelling house corner lot, gocd location, barn, large shade trees, good lawn. This properly just placed on the market. If you want a choice place call and see us. Part time, Joiin Bratt & Co. W. II. Ouiuuett, advance agent of the Campbell Bros, circus, is in town to-day making arrangements for its appearance here on May 4. He Is a veteran showman, having followed the business for thirty two yea to. Royal Absolutely faiiE Makes the food more delicious and wholesome NOrU DAKINQ FOVtXR CO.. NIW YORK. THE CONTRACT LET. Knutzscn St label), of Kearney, the Successful Didders for the New School Building. $20,805 THE CONTRACT PRICE. Ayora & Co., of Kearney, will FurnUh the Keating Plant for $2,880. The school board held a special meeting last nicht to consider the bids for -the construction of the new high school building and the tear ing down of the old one. Five bids for construction were received but as two of them were unaccompanied by certified checks they were not considered. The bids which were considered were as follows: Rowlea & Bailey, of Omaha, for building without heating plant, $20,934; Sorcn Jensen,. Lexington, building complete $25,900, without heating plant tfW.ooo; lynutzen &. Isbell, Kearuev. buildintr comnletc $23,700: without heating plant $20,805. The bids winch were not considered were those of C. D. Campbell & Co., of Lincoln and Con Walker. Separate bids were received as follows for a steam heating plant for the building: L. W. Pomeriue & Co.. of Lincoln, $3,200; F. W. Barclay, of Beatrice, $2,990; XV. K. Ayrca & Co., Kearney, $2,880; Karsmcycr & Co., Lincoln 4,aa; Harrigan Supply Co., St. Joseph, $2,940. After the bids were opened the awarding of the contract was free ly discussed and then a vote was taken. For some time the vote was three for Rowlcs & Bailey of Oma ha, and three tor Knutzen x Isbell but the contract for the construc tion of the building without a heating plant was finally awarded to the latter firm. The reason part of the board voted for the tormer firm was because they agreed to have the building com pleted in seventy-five days. The contract for furnishing and install ing the heating plant was awarded to W. K. Ay res & Co., of Kearney, whose bid was $2,880. Only one bid for tearing down the old build ing was received. It was for $650 from Con Walker, The contract was awarded to him. He agreed to have the site clear in three weeks after he commenced work. Knutzen & Isbell agreed to pay the board seven dollars per thous and for all good brick, sixteen dol lars per thousand for all dimension lumber and fourteen dollars per thousand tor all sheeting . Attorney Halligan was instructed to draw up contracts with the three different firms to whom contracts had been awarded. As Architect Grant was to have two and one-half per cent of the price for which the contract was let for his plans, they will cost the board $592.62. Fifty per cent of that amount was paid to him last night. The board will have another meeting on May 3d to close up the year a business. THE RIGHT SHOES Shoes of the day are the solid shoos that have solid sole leather coun ters, grain inner soles, the best outer soles, and the name of the maker stamped on every pair. The right kind for men, women and children are made by C. M. Hender son & Co. and sold by Wilcox Dcflurptnont fStqrp. 8aplQ Coming Aprlt 25th. Sapho, Alphouse Daudet'n mastci niece, and dramatized by Clyde Fitch, will be seen in North Platte Wednesday evening at Lloyd's opera house, and in securing this attraction early Manager Lloyd has made a move that should be apprc- tiuiuii u)- inu iuitii wicuirc going public. Supho will be produced here by Manager Walter Lildsay, who takes pleasure in announcinir that Miss Lillian Atwood in the title role and Mr. Erviu J. Blunk iillas -Jcan," will positively appear in me roies mentioned, miss At wood has been paid high compli ments by both press and public for her e.xjjtilsitc and artistic portrayal ui (.ilia tAi-tcuiiiyi llllcrcBllIlg character. Special scenery and es pecially that of the famous staircase scene, is carried. Baking Powder Mr. and Mrs. Oooseo Entertain. Mr. and Mrs. Goozcc entertained a number of friends last cycuing. It was a gathering ot congenial people and they all thoroughly en joyed themselves an Mr. and Mrs. Goozcc and their daughter arc capi tal entertainers. During the even ing forty-six old maxims were given out but one word in each was missing and the guests were asked to fill in the blanks with the proper words. It resulted in a great ran sacking of memories and only a few of the guests were able to give more than twenty correctly. Shortly before 11 o'clock delicious refresh ments were served. Among the guests who had the pleasure of en joying Mr. and Mrs. Goozcc'a delightful hospitality were Messrs. and McsdamcB Hiuman, Ray, Wil cox, Gary, Davis. Reynolds. Bclton, and W. V. Hoaglaud, Mcsdamea Goodman, Tracy and Patterson, Miss Carrie Bslton and Mr, Ed Goodman. The new suits for the Union Pa cific baseball nine have been re-1 ceived and they arc up-to-date in every respect. A Union Pacific, shield with North Platte lettered j on it is on the front of the shirts. The uniforms arc a very handsome shade of green with white trim mings and the stockings area dark red. The boys feel justly proud of them. They will be dedicated at ! a game which will be played Mou-1 day afternoon between the Union Pacifies and a picked North Platte nine. The nine is doing some hard work on the diamond during its leisure hours so it will be in shape to put up a good game when the Omaha's play here on May 4th. Special price on one, two and three inch pipe. Jos. Hershey. Manager Lloyd announces that on Wednesday evening April 25 he will present to the local public Olga Ncthcrsoles latest sensation and success "Sapho," The play u not only a fad, but is really a piece of art, picturing as it docs, an inter esting side of life. The Clyde Fitch version is used and in the title role Miss Lillian Atwood, an eastern favorite, will be seen. Her support includes Ernie J. Bluukall, ' who created the role of Benjamin. Beard in the Ensign;" Ed M, Bell, for two seasons leading man for T. D.iniel Frawley, and a full company ot capable and well known artists. We Invc many bargains at differ ent times placed with us which are sold almost as soon as listed. If you want to make some investments call and see us at any time. John Bratt & Co. The report ot inspector Crabtree concerning the North Platte schools is quite commendatory, his criti cism being very few. He informed bupt. bright that it would be pos sible to incorporate a commercial course in the schools here and s 1 ill remain an accredited high school, the graduates receiving credit at the university for that work the same as if they had taken the clas sical course. The schools here need a first-class commercial course and the coming year will probably sec u added. Round and Half Hound Stock Tanks, all sizes, for Bate oy dos. ttersney. Mr. Frank Bacon and Miss Jessie Belle Knight were married VVednes cvening at the home of the bride's mother in Gotheubuig. After the ceremony they left on a wedding trip to Chicago. They will be at home in North I'iattc in about ten days. The groom is the receiver of the U. S. land office and is a man who is deservedly popular. The bride is a young lady of manv accomplishments and much charm. The Tiuuune extends congratula tions. Splendid pasture 640 acres under water all year. Price $100.00. First man applies gets the laud. M. C. HaurinoIon. At a general meeting of the fire department held last night S. II. Grace was elected chief for the en suing year He has been a member of the department for a number of years and has always been an active worker in its interest. Un der his direction it will lose none of its former prestige and will prob ably gain fresh laurels. He has not yet decided whom he will recom mend for assistant chief. No session of the city schools will be held next Thursday and Friday. On Thursday an exhibi tion of pupils' work will be given and the parents of the children and all others who are interested in the welfare of the Bchoola arc urged to attend it and see what the children are doing. We represent several of the old reliable fire insurance companies, whose honest dealings have made them successful. Wc solicit your patronage. John Bratt & Co. R. L. Bostwick, an artist em ployed on the Omaha Bee, was in town yesterday and took snap shot pictures of Miss Josie Good man and Miss Minnie Sorcusou and their faces will appear iu a future number of the illustrated Bee. Pasture for Rent, Close to town, about 150 acres. Also small tract of farm land. This is a chance for soihe one living in town to make some money. John Bratt & Co. Eyes that Smart and Burn Wliou trying to eow or reud will bo roliovod by proporly ncljustod ojo glasses or spoctnqlos. If your oyos nro falling, n bright star of hopo for tho rocovory of tholr strength shines through our ft no Fronoh Crystal or llrnzlllnn Pob bio GlneeoB. Wo will teat your oyos froo and suit thorn with glasses Hint will euro your falling vision. Wntuh Inspector Tiik Jkwki.ku. for U. P. Uy. Co. I Railroad Notes. 5 Brakcman Eaton has gone to Sidney to work for several weeks switching in the yards there. Supt. Baxter came in from the west Tuesday night and went cast with the pay "car the next morning. Engine No. 1700 has been brought dotn from the Fourth distiict and sent into the shop's for light re pairs. Jno. States is laying-off and Roy Vernon went out on his run. Thos. Haley took Roy's place as swing brakcman. The shop men will be giyen a holiday Monday so that they can properly celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees. Bruce Stuart went to Ogallala Wednesday morning to work as telegraph operator under the sta tion agent. Earl Davis takes his position in the superintendent's office. Jas. Keliher has been granted a well-earned lay-off of thirty days from his work in the machine shops and will spend the time visiting his brother John at St. Louis. Wednesday was a buBy day in the railroad circles. Two of the regular passenger trains were run in two sections, the official special went through and there was an un usual number of freight trains, Another train crew was put into service Wednesday with C. A. Weir as conductor. This gives R. G. Weir, Eugene Kiaer, and Robt. Finney, who have been on the list of extra brakemeu. regular runs. Several more engine crews will be put in service within a few days. This, of course, means promotion all along the' line and some of the suspended firemen will be reinsta ted. Business is increasing at such a rate that it is impossible for the number of crews now in service to handle it. Very Few People can all otd to buy encap groceries. Consuming such goods is carrying on a protracted campaign against one's health. That form of slow suicide is a folly to be avoided. Our groceries are high quality and reasonable in, price. Wc can sell close because we sell largely. Our customers yet their innings from our activity. We are uever headed in the race. Here arc a few of our High Grade Specialties. Gilt ICdgcd Canned I'Vuits and Vegetable, packed at Fredonia, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. No other brand ot canned goods to be compared with them. I Ihvinuel & Wright's lioston Roasted Colfecs and High Grade Spices. Sleepy liye Flour, Emblem Brand Shade Cured Tea Fresh Strawberries and Vcgcta bles received every day. RUSH & MURRAY. jmi C C C c c c c cCcffcPc I QUALITY IS REMEMBERED I LONG AFTER PR16E IS FORGOTTEN Jjj When wc find lines of goods which suits i our trade, wc do not change them jjfjt .SUCH GOODS ft w PILLSBUKY'S MINNESOTA FLOUR-Tho best ilour that money can buy and tho standard M of the world. $1.15 per sack. ft UJLU.I3 iiUUSJW UAJNJNUiU tfUUDb When you fll buy a can of these goods you know arc getting the best CHASE & SANBORN'S TEAS AND COF- FEES have no equal. You find the coffee for 25, 30 and 35 cents per pound and tho tea from ji 40 to 70 cents per pound. fa ft ft ft ft LEXINGTON PATENT Wc have it at $1.00 jf per sack, and it is tho best flour ground in Ne braska. 'jj? For these goods you must pay a good price, Jj- and you do not get them for nothing. Other deal m ers may tell you that their goods are "just as ft good" but they only rank themselves as imitators. fffS ft When you want something good to cat go to fljj t Phono 82. Harrington & Tobin's. LLOYD'S OPERA HOUSE Wednesday, O EL APRIL 49 NEW YORK'S RAGING SENSATION .. ..WITH.. .. MISS LYLL1AN ATWOOD In the title role. Yon Have Heard. AboU tit. A Great Play Presented By A Superb Gompany. PWcos 75c, GOo mill tUGo. It is expected that there will be about a hundred out of town teach, ers at the meeting' of the W. N. IS. A. which is to be held here next week. The district declamatory contest which is .to be held Thurs day evening will also attract a good many visitors. 3. G, Chamberlain is giving his residence on cast Sixth street a coat of paint which very much cn chances the looks of the property. Mrs. Elma Crane left last night for Chicago where she will visit for several weeks and will then go to New York City. Mrs. L. H. Wood man sec and her sou liberty returned Monday night from a visit witii relatives at blcn wood Springs. J. G. Beeler and H. S. Ridgely transacted business in Ogallala last night. I W. F. McGLONE & CO. 1 j. 4 Yeast Cakes are low, but they shall rise again, and so l will your bread if you use our '' 4 Snow Flak Flour $1.00 a Sack J d and your dollar back if it is not the best Flour you cau buy in North Platte, outside of this store, nt any price. See that 41 the name of Wells, Abbott & Nicuian is on every?sack, . 4 The other fellow tells you what he has that is cheap; 4 wc will tell you of sonic things that arc good to cat. l3 Monarch AsparagUB Points 30c per cau Monarch Black Raspberries 2,5c per can 'Ij Monarch Strawberries 25c per can 1 Monarch Pitted Red Cherries 25c per can Casino Sliced Peaches 40c per can i Full Lino of Casino Brand Fruits and Vogotablos, Hj Oriole Prunes (the lincst grown) 3 to a sauce dish. . .20c per lb EK Oriole prunes, Silver 15c per lb &- Fancy Muir Peaches 15c per lb Club House Coffee 35c per lb l Club House Baking Powder IUc per lb h XXXX Bulk Olives ', 50c per qt .f fu Log Cabin Maple Syrup $1.35 per gal Jr. Liptou'fl English Breakfast Ten 75c per lb i y Lipton's Oolong 75c per lb nf J Nabau Ceylon Tea 70c per lb Full Hue of Salt Fish White Fish, Mackerel, Herring, Salmon. Whole Cod Fish 7 cents a pound. '1 B ! YOU FIND IN. m m that you ?!? that is put up. m m m CARPET WARP. Peerless White per lb 18c Peerless Colored per lb 20c Bibb White per lb 18c Bibb Colored per lb ,20c All wound on spools. Wilcox Department jStofe Land Seekers or Users Take Notice. I have 400,000 Aores of Pas ture Lands for Sale or Lease, nt prices winging from 00 conta to $2 per aero, llnuchee, fnrtn, hay, and irrigated Ittnds, and othor olassos of Real Estate. Land sold on tho 10 yonr U. P. R. II. tlmo plan, ono-tonlh down, balnnco in yoarly payments. Call on X. POET, . U.. P. It. It. Land Agont Ottonstein Building, NOItTII PLATTE, NEH. FOR SALE. FARM WAGONS, SPRING WAGONS TOP BUGGIES, And all kinds of Farm flaehinery. Standard Goods at Reasonable Prices. LOCK & SALISBURY, NORTH PLATTE.