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K tnitciU EttUW fitfttt ($&. filnm& V-W? TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR. NORTH PLATTE, NEB., MARCH 25, 1913. ft No. 17 Jfortb Jfemi-lteMg i444'44' t V )- Association Holds Annual Meeting. Tho twenty-sixth annual meeting of ' the Mutual building and loan associa tion was held at tho court houso Satur day evening and, as usual, tho atten dance of shareholders was Bmall. The total mimbor of shares is 5,575, but only 465 were voted Saturday evening in the election for three directors. The retiring members of the directory were Major Walker, W. E. Starr and Ira L. Bare, and they wero re-elected with out a. dissenting vote. Following tho stockholders' meeting, the directors met and re-elected the officers who have- for a number of years served faithfully and well. These officers are: TV 0. Pattcnon, president, Victor VonGoetz, vice-president, Sarnl. Goozee secretary and F. E. Bullard treasurer. Wilcox &Halligan wore re tained as legal counsel. The assets of the association on Mareh 1st last were $493,964.11, and of thisNJ amount $485,000 is loaned on real es tate. Loans amounting to $105,000 wero liiado during the year ended. Mcb. 1st, and during the year $22,618.75 was paid as interest on running and paid up Btock. The total receipts for tho year were $214,503.80. Will Reduce Force. Following the usual custom of re trenchment of expenses in the spring season, a reduction in the force at the local shops will bo mado next week. Tho exact number of men to be laid off has not yet been determined, but it is known that six machinists and six ma chinist' helpers will be sent to Grand Island. This transfer is made for the reason that hereafter the running re pairs on Sesond district engines will be made at the Grand Island shops instead of the North Platte shops as heretofore. This, of course,, means a smaller forco in the local shops, as only Third dis trict engines will bo repaired. For Rent. Houses, unfurnished rooms, storage room and safe deposit boxes. Bratt & Goodman. The Rebekah Lodge held an interest ing meeting and informal party at tho I. O. O. F. hall Friday evening. In tho contests whidh were held Mrs. E. S. Davis won the mysterious prize pack age. Enjoyable refreshments wore served. ' ( Relatives in this city received word last evening from Con Scharman of Omaha stating that his residence and furniture were completely demolished by the recent cyclone but the family oscaped uninjured. ' Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ford, of Iowa, are visitingMr. and Mrs. W. B. Salis bury while enroute home from an ex tended visit in California. We offer you an excellent grade of Geneva Silk, Mercerized Lisle Hose for ladies and misses at 18c per pair, Fri day and Saturday only. E. T. Tramp & Son. F. II. Jacobson, a contractor of Lex ington, spent yesterday in town on busi ness. We will f Bargains Extraordinary f 1 Q: I J $ We have taken all our $12.00 and $15,00 Suits and marked them All our $16.50 to $20.00 Suits marked down to , Get Busy this SEE J. E. AMMON C"& Award Contract for Building. Tho board of education held a moot ing last evening and awarded the con tract for the new school building in tho First ward to Howard nnd J. A. Mc Michael on a bid of $21,641, for the building completo, this including the heating plant. There were eight bid ders, fivo of whom were outside firms. Surber's bid was $21,991 and Picard Bros. $25,569. The outside bids ranged from $17,937 to $23,900 without heating plant, and thp bids for the heating alone ranged from $3,848 to $5,687. The utside bidders who were present wero well satisfied with tho board's action in awarding tho contract to the Messrs. McMichael. Tho building will be erected on the lots recently purchased by the board and will be 65x80 feet, brick and con crete, two stories and a basement, con taining eight largo well ventilated and well lighted rooms giving ample ac comodations for the lower grades which aro now in the central building. Easter Dance a Success. Despite the inclemency of the weather last evening several hundred people woro present at the Lloyd opera house to attend the twenty-sixth annual ball of the Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Sandall and his various com mittees on arrangement and entertain ment spared nothing which would add to enjoyment of tho attendants and tho carefully arranged program of popular dances was carried out to tho satisfac tion of all. Preceding the opening waltz the Stamp orchestra rendored one of it customaryhigh class con certs each number of which received generous applause from the large number of spectators who occupied the galleiy. Dancing began promptly at nine o'clock and continued until midnight when one hour's intermission was givon for supper at tho local cafes after which waltzes followed twosteps until the "we small" hours. The ball was a decided social success in overy particular and the fire boys are deserving and fully appreciate the generosity shown in the purchase of tickets. Five-cent Dance at the Lloyd Thursday evening. At the meeting of theboord of educa tion last ovening an election of teachors was held and all of the present teachers who did not send in their resignation were reelected. Assignments will be made at a meeting early in April WilBon Tout was elected as superintendent ond tho resignation of Principal Streitz ac cepted. A social Uance will be held at the Masonic hall tomorrow evening under- the management of Corbin Jones and Millage Bullard. Miss Ethel McWilliams will entertain tho Young Ladies' KensingtorClub this evening at her home on West Gth St. Mrs. Thomas Ryan and children re turned last evening from a short visit in Kearney with relatives. L. J. Diener went to Denver Monday to spend several days on business. Tor this Week Only give extra bargains in Men's Suits $10.00 Week and Save Yourself Money WINDOW DTSPIiAY CLOSING OUT THE CLABAUGH Hupfer Leases the Vienna. A deal was consummated this fore noon whereby Charley Hupfer, a for mer North Platte business man but for several years pnst residing in Ogden and Salt Lake, purchased the furnish ings of the Vienna cafe and leased tho building for a term of five years. Fol lowing correspondence, Mr, Hupfor ar rived from Salt Lake yesterday after noon, closed the deal this forenoon, wil return to Salt Lake tonight, and as soon as he can cloto out his affairs there will return to this city and as sume management. His return to this city will not be later than April 15th and perhaps earlier. Mr. Hupfer is a thorough business man, popular and a good mixer, and has always given his personal attention to tho details of his business; this latter being one of tho necessary requirements of tho success ful restaurateur. That he is to return to North Platte and ro-ngogo in busi ness is a source of gratification to his many friends. Mr. and Mra. Weil took charge of tho Vienna ten years ago. and by giv ing the business their undivided atten tion have mot with almost phcnomeral success. For tho first two years they leased the building nnd Ihcn purchased it. Two years ago a third story wa8 added, a pressed brick front put in and other improvements made, bo that now the building represents an investment of $20,000. Other investments, prin cipally real estate loans, of Mr. Weil represent twico this sum. He has not mapped plans for tho future other than that he and Mrs. Weil will sail in May or Juno for Europe to visit relativos. They expeet however to make North Platte their future houie. Tho success of Mr. Weil has been well merited; it is the Result of good judgment, personal attention to business, strict integrity and courteousness und in the exercise of all these he has been ably supported by Mrs. Weil, who has all tho charac teristics of a splendid woman. Cyclones and Tornadoes are around us. Read the Omaha dis aster. Does your fire insurance policy protect you against these losses? If not, let Bratt & Goodman write you a policy, today. The cost is small.. .Be wise. Insure and be safe. So for as is now known no former North Platte people now residents of Omaha were killed or injured in the Sunday tornado. Perhaps the most narrow escape was that of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. McDonough, the residence next adjoining their home having been blown into tho street completely demol ished whilo their houso only suffered tho breakage of windows glass. - Wanted A nurse girl to take care of baby. Apply 1021 West 4th St., phone block. 351. A ranchman in from the north side yes.erday reported that last Saturday several head of cattle were dug out of snow drifts twelve to fiftcon feet deep, and that upon being roleased got up and walked away. They hod been im prisoned in the snow for a little over a week. This sounds like a fairy tale, but is said to be absolutely true. t 13.50 STOCK. Has Hand Lacerated. Dick Cox had ono of his hands badly lacerated tho latter part of last week by,a fast rovolving cog wheel. Ho wns working around the machine when tho ; cog wheel started in reverse motion and caught Dick's hand. Tho bone was law bare on two fingers nnd on the knuckle joints of the hand, makloir a Very painful wound. Miss Moore to Wed, Mss Arlelgh Moore, formerly cm ployed at stenographer in tliu law office of Albert Muldoon, but of late living In Cripplo Creok, Col., will be married this week to Atleo Magnuson, of Lincoln. Following the coromony the couple will visit relatives of the bride at Richmond, Va., and upon their return will mako their home in Lincoln. Field's Minstrels Next Week. That company of fun makers, fino vo calists and agreeable ontertainers, the Field minstrels, will make their annual appearanco in North Platto on Tuesday ovening of next week. This company is a favorite in our city, Iargoly be cause, in Btreet parlanoo, "they de liver the goods." A number of new features are announced for tho 'coming entertainment. Award for Electric Elevator. The contract for installing the electric elevator in the federal building has been awardod to a Council Bluffs firm for fl.nSOn account of tho delay in calling for bids, the time for having the olevator installed has beon extended to August 1st. The treasury department has author ized Custodian Davis to have a curb erected around the west side of tho federal building lot. Judgment for Damages. In tho district court Saturday Judge Grimes awarded Mrs. Destu McConnell, of Somerset, a judgment of $215 against the Burlington for damages en suing in shipment of stock und from a nro set by nn engine of tho defen dant company. Tho case was first heard in tho county court where a ver dict for $342.80 was obtained. The de fendant appealed to the district court with the above resu't. ? . - Buys the Curt Hinman Ranch. A deal wbb made last Friday whereby Mr. and Mrs. Charles Osgood became the owners of the Curt ilinman Ranch located about seven miles southwest of town. Thoro nro about 1250 acres in the ranch, 200 of which is good farm land. In making the transfer Mr. Hin man accepted Mrs. Osgood's interest in the Hinman block on Front street as part payment. Mr. Osgood will stock the ranch with cattlo and hogs, paying special attention to hog raising. Weston Gets Two Years. Jim Weston, who i was arrosted for stealing a moil pouch from n truck at tho local depot and cutting it open nnd rifling tho contents, was sentenced to two years in tho United StatcB prison at Ft. Loavenworth by federal judge W. II. Munger at Omaha Saturday. Weston hnd been previously indicted by a grand jury anil pleaded guilty. He now realizes that stealing and rifling mail pouches is considered bad form by the United States government. Churches are Crowded. The Easter sorvices Sunday at tho several churches wore largely attended, the seating capacity being taxed at the morning services. In the evening tho attendance wns not quite so large1 on account of tho stormy weathor. Fea tures of the services wero the musical programs and iho floral decorations. Easter cantatas were given nt tho Lutheran church in the morning and at the Methodist church in tho evening. Sermons appropriate to the day were delivered by the ministers. Vegetables by Parcels Post. Tho possibility of successfully ship ping vegetables by parcels post wns demonstrated Saturday when Mrs, D. A. Russell received several fine heads of lettuce 'from Frabcitas, Toxas. Tho shipper was Mr. Young of the Francitas, Land' & Imp. Co., Francitas, Toxas. Tho shlppor was wjio probably thought lettuce salad for tho Eastor dinnor would bo appreciated. Mrs. Russell sent a head to this writer who cheerfully attests that it came through without losing its fresh crispiness or fine flavor. Wo suggest that Mr. Young further test the parcels post by sending up a few boxes of strawberries. Special sale for Friday and Snturday atE. T. Tramp's 1& Son. Mr. nnd Mrs. Uoyd are injoying a visit from thoir son who enmo down from Ognlnlla the first of this week. Local and Personal Attorney Shuman transacted business in Lexington yesterday. S. N. Carney roturned last night from a short visit In Omaha. . J. C. Burke, of Koarney, is spending a fow days hero this week on business. A baby girl was born yesterday ,to Mr. and Mrs. Josophs of the fourth ward. The Presbytorian aid socloty will meet in tho church parlors Thursday afternoon. The ladies guild of tho Episcopal church will meet in the parish house Thursday afternoon. Bradford Division G. I. A. will have a special meeting Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the K. P. hall. Girl Wani-ed Apply to Dickey's Sanitary Laundry. Raymond & Boardman shipped a car of hogs to Denver last night and to night will ship a car of cattlo to South Omaha. Whilo assisting in tho family wash ing yestorday, Mrs. J. G. Beelcr had ono of her hands badly squo'ozod in tho machine, blood being forced through tho skin. Tablo Oil Cloth, best manufactured, 19c, nt tho speoial salo Friday and Sat urday. E. T. Trami & Son. Frionds in town recoived word the latter pa-t part of last week that n baby girl was born at Omnlm to Mr. and Mrs. Rov Streeter formerly of this city. Special reduced prices all this week at the Parlor Millinery, 300 East 3rd street. 17 2 Tho Staploton Enterprise reports the loss of 2,000 head of cattlo in Lognn county during tho recent blizzard. The loss in McPherson county is placed nt 3,500. In the latter county Bernard Auftengarten is said to huvo lost'all of a bunch af 200. UH A Beautiful Basket Buggy. I J- . . "Be Sure It's a "Whitney." They are the only kind we have, and when you see them you'will'Say1 as thoy all do A "Whitney" for me. Derryberry & Forbes Stability, Efficiency and ,Servi(j Ifnvo hoon tho Inottii' V Ui tlio growth of t tlio First National Bank, NQKTlt rhA TTll, AT7Si WASt'A. f ,41 .' CAJ'TVIX AA'D SUJZlL,US 9100,000.00 The Eastern Star Kensington will meet tomorrow afternoon at tho Masonic hall. Mrs. Carl Koontz loft yestorday for Maxwell after a short visit with Mrs. John Koontz. If you are contemplating building a residence this spring soe McNamara's plans and specifications. Phono Black 267. Mrs. Goo. Trexler will entertain tho members of tho M. M. M. club to morrow aftornoon. Old Line Bankers Life, Lincoln, Neb. W. H. C. Woodhurst, Agency. 14-8 Miss Agnes Ilemlng, of Chtippell, who visited her Mrs. J. E. Sebastian last week, went homo Sunday ovening. For Rent Furnished rooms, all modern. 128 East 10th, phone red 617, Joseph Hayes returned the latter part of last week from Staplaton where ho was obliged to stay for a week on account of the blizzard. Six teen traveling men wero snow bound there with him. Life Insurance. If seeking life insurance, you want the best and cheapest. We have the most liberal policy written. Bratt & Goodman. Card of Thanks. Wo wish to express our sincere thanks to tho frionds and neighbors and especially to the Brother Trainmon and Firemen for their kind assistance and sympathy shown in the hour of our sadness and bereavement, h tho sudden loss of our husband and son. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. N. W. Nichols, Mn. Milton Nicjhols, Mita. Luhlla Nichols . House Plans for Sale. Completo plans and specifications for houses including cottages and bungnlows for snlu by Charles J. McNnmarn. Phono Block 207. e -o)'- ( 4 t ..-""