StAta Historical SoclAtV-
NORTH PLATTE, NEB., JULY 5, 1912.
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& TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS
Miss Elizabeth West, of Gothenburg,
spent yesterday with Mrs. Geo. Field.
Miss Maude Mollyneaux is visiting
relatives at Sulton, having left Wed
nesday. Mrs. M. Z. Mitchell, agent for the
Rapid Fireless Cooker. Phone Red 104.
James Flynn returned last evening
from Excelsior Springs, where he spent
the past fortnight.
Miss Maybell Smith, of Gothenburg,
is visiting her brother Jess this week
and will remain until Monday.
The remains of Mrs. Fred Morgan
who died Tuesday afternoon were
shipped to Bebraidier last evening.
Keep out the Flies Screen doors and
screen wire cloth at Hershey's, corner
5th and Locust, Phone 15.
Miss Elizabeth Hammond, of Phil
adelphia, arrived this morning to visit
her sister Mrs. Bert Brown for several
Mrs. Louis Lane and family, of
Gotlienburg, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. John Bonner this week and left
The Tribune force celebrated yester
day; under such conditions the reader
will excuse the lack of the unusal
amount of local news.
The Twentieth Century club will hold
a kensington Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. S. W. Van Doran,
901 West Second street.
Guests of Miss Kathleen Flynn yes
terday were Misses Margaret McCarty,
Elda Waters and Messrs. John Beale,
Ernest Bicknell of Ogalalla.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Tanner, of Lexing
ton, will arrive today to accompany
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Redmond to the
Elk convention at Portland.
Bring us in Your
We are paying 30c per lb.
Butter Fat test for Pure
Julius Pizer has returned
short visit in Hastings.
Mrs. Nance, mother of Mrs. Frank
Redmond left this morning for Gothen
burg ,to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. John Connors, of Ogal
alla, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. 1
M. Mason this week.
Lost A small gold cross and tan
ribbon rosette: Return to this office.
George Rendell came in from eastern
points Wednesday evening to spend the
Fourth and visit with friends.
Your choice of Pattern and Trimmed
Hat3 worth up to $15 at $1.48 each this
week at Parlor Millinery.
Miss Mata Rumbaugh, of Ogalalla,
who was the guest of Miss Amy Lang
ford this week, left last night.
Mrs. Will Jeffers, of Cheyenne, came
down yesterday morning to visit rela
tives and friends for several days.
Herman Steve resigned his position
at the Rush grocery nnd will leave
shortly for Evanston to accept a posi
Miss Emily Baker, of Detroit, ar
rived the first of the week to spend the
summer with her sister Mrs. Geo. T.
Mayor Patterson expects to leave to
night for Atlantic City. N. J., to attend
the national convention of building ajid
Keep the chickens in or out Poultry
fencing at Hershey's.
The Young Ladies Puzzle Club will
leave this week for the Holcombe ranch
near Maxwell where they will go into
camp for a couple of weeks.
Lost A diamond brooch between the
Edwatds home on west 4th and the First
National bank. Liberaljreward offered
by Mrs. Charles Edwards.
Mr. and Mr3. Arthur Hartwig and
children, of Paxton, who visited the
latter's mother Mrs. B. L. Lambert for
several day3, left for home this morning.
Ideal Hair Brushes G5c
Stone Drug Co.
Eber Murphy returned Wednesday
evening from Omaha where he took
treatment in the hospital for his eye
which was injured recently by a spike.
The meeting of the Nevita club at
the home of Mrs. John Voseipka on
Wednesday afternoon was a very
pleasant one. Prizes were won by
Mesdames Thomas Austin and Wallace
Quinn. Decorations were appropriate
to the 4th of July.
Detroit Vapor Stoves, best gasoline
stove on the market, self generating at
reduced prices at Hershey's corner5th
and Locust Sta., phone 15.
The pastor of the Lutheran church
was granted a vacation by the church
council at its monthly meeting this
week. The time and length of it was
bft to the pleasure of the pastor.
Hence Rev. Herman and family will go
away during the month of August and
the regular services will be discon
tinued during that time.
North Platte's celebration of the
natal day yesterday was somewhat
hampered by rain, which began falling
by noon and continued at Intervals dur
log the grenter part of the afternoon.
The precipitation, however, did not cause
an abridgement of the program; and
every feature advertised was pulled off.
The crowd on the streets was very
large throughout the day, the repre
sentation of visitors being as large as
could be expected, with so many of the
urrounding towns holding celebrations.
The program rendered was, as a whole,
about as good as any ever given in
town, and much credit is due C. K.
Martini, C. M. Newton and Harry
Porter, who bore a large share of tho
burden of work. '
Captain P. H. Ruddy and his firing
squad opened tho day early with tho
proper salute from "Long Tort," the
big cannon located west of town, and
successfully disturbed the slumbers of
The parade at ten o'clock was a most
creditable one, composed ot the band,
city officials in cars, the local and Goth
enburg fire departments, Goddess of
Liberty float, lodge floats, business
floats, comic features and a long lino of
decorated automobiles. The judges
awared prizes as follows: Hose cart,
North Platte No. 3; best uniformed
hose company, Gothenburg; lodge float,
Yeomen first, Eagles second; business
float, Derryberry & Forbes first, Birge
second, Porter third; comic feature
Wilcox, Watts and Halligan burro herd
first, sheep herder second, Pat Loner
gan third; decorated auto Dr. Crook
first, F. L. Mooney second. The Yeo
men float was one of the finest if not
tho finest, ever seen in North Platte.
Tho Goddess of Liberty float deserves
favorable mention, as also the Crook
Next on the program were the hose
company contests which resulted as
follows: Ladder contest, Gothenburg
6 1-5 seconds, North Platte 10 seconds;
firo contest, North Platte first, Goth
enburg secqnd; wet contest, Gothen
burg 29 seconds, North Platte veterans
29 7-10 seconds, North Platte regulars
missed coupling; dry coupling, North
Platte 15 seconds, Gothenburg 17J sec
onds. The Japanese daylight bombs, were
fired at 1:30. There were eight of
these projected from a mortar nnd as
they ascended six or eight hundred
feet exploded and threw out various
forms fish, baloons, men, etc. which
sailed through the air Until lost to view.
This feature of the program was loudly
applauded by the several thousand who
witnessed it nnd the Japs were ac
claimed "good fellows."
On account of the muddy streets the
mortorcycle raes scheduled for two
o'clock, were postponed until seven
thirty and a varied program of foot and
other races were called.
" "The game of ball between Ogalalla
and the local team was played on soggy
diamond yet was a very fair exhibition
of the game, the score resulting 4 to 0
in favor of North Platte. The visitors
secured more hits than the locals, and
played as good a game, but their hits
came at times when conditions for runs
were notfavorable. Three double plays
were made by Geo, Gibbs assisted by
In the motorcycle events "Von Goetz
took first money and Mc Williams sec
cond in the single race and Westenfeltl
first and Vroman second in the twin
race. The course was west on Sixth
from Locust to the Cody residence
street, south one block and return to
start, threejlaps to the race.
The display of fireworks in the even
ing was exceptionally good and in
keeping with the other excellent feaurcs
of the program of the day. Many
visitors at night gave complimentary
expressions of the celebration, evidence
that they had enjoyed the day,
Dances were conducted day and even
ing at the K. P. hall and the Lloyd
operahouse and were well patronized.
While the crowd on the streets was
very largo throughout tho day and the
saloons fairly well patronized, there
was, but little disorderly conduct, and
the day passed without accidents of a
In the expenditure of money the
crowd was not lavish, and tho greater
part of the dozen or more booths on
Dewey street barely made oxpenbes,
and some suffered an actual loss.
Harry Hemphill camo, up from
Sumner yesterday to visit local rela
tiyes and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Shinklc, of
Hershey, spent yesterday as the guest
of local friends.
A head-end collision on the Lacka
wanna road near Corning, N. Y., yes
terday resulted in the death of thirty-:
four and Injury to fifty others.
Another City Election.
North Platte is being "joshed" by
outsiders as a Nebraska town whero
they hold at least one election each
month. This, of course, is an exagger
ation, nevertheless we do get our
monoy's worth when it comes to using
our right of suffrage. The election now
scheduled will be held Tuesday, August
Cth, and the question wo are called upon
to decide is whether wo shall npprovo
or reject a resolution passed by the
council on May 22d last when tho sale
and assignment of tho franchise of the
North Platte Telephone Co. to the
Nebraska Telephone Co., was ratified
and confirmed by the council.
There nre some people, in fact there
seems to bo a good many, in North
Platte who place a very high value on
franchises some as high as $10,000
and think they should not be given
away by. the city; there are also' othors
who think that such a franchise as that
held by tho old telephone company, if
offered for sale in tho open market,
would not bring over $4.98 with a ten
percentdiscount for cash. Butof course,
you can't expect all the people to take
the same view of things.
Death of Mrs. Mary Morgan.
Mary Harris Morgan died at her
home on West Gth street Tuesday after
noon from poisoning which was caused
by eating canned sweet potatoes last
I For a year or more her health has
ibeen poor and she took treatment in
Tt local hospital from which she was
discharged recently. Her weakened
jcondition hastened the effects caused
by the poisoning.
Mrs. Morgan was born in Richland
county, Wis., on September 18, 1859,
and in 1878 she wa3 married to Fred
Morgan at Belvedere who survives her
They came to this city twelvo years
ago. To this union three children were
born, one son 22 years of nge who re
sides in Colorndo and two daughters.
Other relatives left to mourn her
death are one sister Mrs. Walt. Stuart,
,ngod mother Mrs. Esther Harris and
two grand children. The funeral ser
vices will be held from tho residence
and conducted by Rev. Miller.
The office of the CT F. Iddings Co.
was entered through n window last
night and an unsuccessful attempt
made to blow open the safe. The knob
of the combination was knocked off, pow
der poured into the opening and ignited,
but the explosion was not of sufficient
force to blow open the door. Other
than the breaking of the combination
no los3 occurred, no attempt being
made to enter tho vault. The mill office
was also entered, but nothing was
secured. The burglars obtained the
tools to do their work by breaking into
VanClcave's blackmith shop. The work
was evidently that of nmateurs.
The Drought Broken.
The prolonged dry spell, which
threatened the loss of small grain as well
as corn, was broken thisweekby alight
rain Tuesday night, aheavicrfall Wed
nesday night and showers yesterday,
tho total reaching about three-quarters
of an inch. Yesterday's rain was, ap
parently, general over the county, and
west of this city was considerably
heavier, a small washout of tho U. P.
track at Roscoe occuring.
J. B. Hemphill left yesterday morning
for Summer to visit relatives.
Miss Elinor McCarty and Majory
Reed, of Ogalalla, are visiting Miss
Marie Martini this week.
Miss Henrietta Flynn and father
John Flynn, of Sioux City, left for
home today after visiting the Flynn,
Barker and Healcy families for two
Accidents Will Happen.
Drexler & Fox,
10 and 15C
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Local and Personal.
Will Adair is enjoying a visit from
hie fnther who camo up from Kearney
Miss Kate Spies returned Wednesday
from a month's visit in Neola, In., with
Howard Horde, of Denver, visited
friends this week, hav'ng arrived here
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rnsmussen nnd
children, of Hershoy, visited relatives
here on tho Fourth.
Miss Marie Troupe, of Kearney, ar
rived Wednosday to visit hur brother
H. T. Troupe and wife, for a few days.
After visiting Miss Margaret Frazior
for n week past Miss Catherine Feathers,
of Ogalalla, returned home this morn
ing. Mrs. Warner and children, of Cozad,
left yesterday morning after visiting
her mother Mrs. Bothol for several
Golden Apples, 2 cans ' 0DC
Standard Corn per can , .' Q
3-lb Pail Axle Grease. ....... . . . . .'. .".... 3C
Pink Salmon, i-lb can, afor..i.' ItfijG
Lemons per doz fvEl ....... C
Swifts Premium Hams per lb . '.,; ;..' I OL
Swifts Empire Bac'ori per lb rev. T ". . . .'.?."'. V .' . - j
Swifts Bacon per lb .' fi U2
Wilcox Department Store
Mutual Building &
OF NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Paid in Capital and Surplus $462,852.51.
Prospective Building & Loan borrowers should carefully
investigate the advantages offered by this Association
before doing business with any foreign Building & Loan -Association.
Borrowers in this Association save over eighty pr
cent of the preliminary expenses charged by foreign
associations; have smaller monthly dues on the amount
borrowed; pay a less rate of interest; receive twenty per
cent larger dividends and with the same amount of
monthly payments would mature their loans in a year's
less time; and have a more liberal contract in regard
to repayments before maturity. Plenty of money ori;
hand at all times to close loans.
T. C. Fata, Prcs.
I 'shoYt 0rders a
Drop in the next time and have a trial
of the most up-to-date place in the city
OPEN AJjJj NIGHT.
Miss Vera Bartholomew, of Gotlien
burg, spent tho fourth with Miss
Florence Stamp and other local friendfl.
Miss Mildred Pizer, of Hnsting8,iwho
has been the guest of her cousin 'Miss
Mayme Pizer for two weeks, will leave
for Denver tomorrow.
George Smith the messenger for the
Western Union was knocked down and
received a number of bruises last even
ing while riding his wheel on Dewey
street, having colliding with two auto
mobiles. Tho wheel was broken in
At Las Vegas yesterday afternoon
Jim Flynn, tho white hope, lastedliine
rounds of his scheduled forty-five rounds
with Jack Johnson. Flynn's fnco
was chopped and cut frightfully by
Johnson a deliberate blows and in the
ninth round Captain Cowies of the New
Mexico state police pushed his way into
the ring declared tho contest ended;
that it was a brutal and improper ex
hibition. Johnson bore not a single
mark of tho contest beyond a slight cut
insido his lower lip.
Samuel Goozce, Sec'y
Specialty With Us.
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