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Mte Stem-WMg f&nhwut T i i Mi i an I ' TWENTY-NINtll YEAR. NORTH PLATTE, NEB., DECEMBER 15, 1914. No. 94 Cfy jf u y. jjv jjv jy. jjv, jp, jv jjv jjt. jju jp, jjv jjv jf, jy, (fa jt jy. jy. jp jy, jf. jjv, jjv. jy jjv jjv. yjv jjw jjv jv !j jy. jp. ?jv wjw 'Jv jjv ij. jy. jy. jjv )y. jy jy. jy. jy jy. jy. jj 4 Dixon's Christmas Sale cz New Goods are Arriving Every Bay- Is: Here are values lhal will please you and serve you beller than any oilier slore. 1 lere is ihe grealesl varicly. See our show windows ! 4? Cut Glass Specials $2.95 a Jp Brilliant Cut Glass Bowls, full g size, regular price $5, special -&B. Cut Glass Nappies regular value fE w $1.50, special at this sale 7uC Ivory Specials 3 piece Toilet Sets, regular $5 rt AT values, at this snle & sV Manicure Pieces, full size, per 'Iff piece only JjJ , Many more which space will not per-, mit listing. Mantel Clocks ' $2.95 t See our Show Windows Values S5.00 and S6.00, spec ial price at tins sale Diamond Values 25 Per Cent I neo than nfhafo aclr j for tin for tluf same goods. See our diamonds j3 befo buying and save at least one-fourth j your money. To those who could nol gel wailed on al our last weeks sale we have more addition help lo serve you ihis week. ,2 Silver Plated Toilet Sets. Comb, Brush and Mirror, $4.00 to $10 Chafing Dishete Full size, 86.00 values, rt k ff now on sale for .4rUU Full size, $9.00 values, ri rvrv now on sale for OeUil Jewel Cases At ONE HALF their regular value Sterling Silver Silver Neshi Bags At 50 per cent discount at this sale Tea Spoons: regular $5.00 val ues, now offered at f OPEN EVENINGS t PONY VOTE'S S6ljt3fct3jjii3yj&i $3.50 t Single Spoons 60 cents each. $ DIXON'S, THE GIFT HEADQUARTERS. OPEN EVENINGS t PONY "VOTES f T V St'OTLAM) HEIRS ARK (!KA'Ti:i) TIIKIlt INHERITANCE TIio Surprise- Tcbt. i Mll"' Christinas Baskets Warren S. Stono. nresident of the I Will bo Glum to Poor. B. of L. E who is assisting in the do- Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock the jury in the Lyle estate decided the case in favor the Scotland claimants, Isabella Lynll Scott, George McRobb, Betsy McRobb Sheriff, John McRobb, Walter Bennett McRobb, Euphenia Mc Robb Robertson, Wiliain McRobb, Hen ry McRobb, Bynie Lyall Ross, Jean Lyall Cruickshank and Helen Lyall Graham. They returned a verdict that these people were the only heirs of William D. Lyle, who died in Brady in March, 1905. This case has been in the courts for live years'. Several years ago it was tried in the district court and the Jury found that the claimants had not es tablished their relationship. It was appealed to the supreme court by the claimants where it was decided in their favor and sent hack to bo tried again by a jury with the result nbove giv en. The claimants are four sisters and the children of a deceased sister who established by tho verdict of the jury that they were second cousins of the deceased and his only living relatives. They arc all poor people and tho es tato will prove a God-send to them, al though the amount which each of the four sisters will receive will bo about $1200 and tho seven children of the deceased sister will together Inherit the same amount. Tho proof of relationship was some what diilicult on account of tho fact that Mr, Lyle had deserted tho British army Just prior to tho civil war and had come to America nnd enlisted in army in this country in tho sixties. Ho located at Fort McPhcrson, where ho lived until a few years heforo ho died, when ho moved to Brady. Ho was, a bnehelor all his llfo and a man of many peculiarities. Ho always seemed to avoid any refcrenco to his past, and this. It is claimed, is duo to tho fact that ho had been guilty of a crime In deserting from tho British army. Tho caso has been ono of tho hard est fought cases in Lincoln county for many years, It having been tried four different times in different courts ranging from tho probate court to tho supremo court. Tho Scotland claim ants wero represented during tho lit igation by Attorney Win. E. Shuman of this city, who was assisted at tho trials in tho district court by Attorney J. G. Beolor. It was dofended by At torneys Wilcox & Halllgan, roprosont ing Josopli J. O'Rourke, tho admlnls trator of the estate. fense of tho enginemen in the wage hearing al Chicago, in speaking of tho ' surprise test" which the railroads submit to the enginemen, said in part: "Imagine an engineer who already has been on duty say for sixteen hours running a passenger train at a speed of f-ixty miles an hour through a snowy winter's night. Thi3 engineer is lighting off tired nature, doing his ut most to perform tho vry serious la bor which confronts aim. He sees ahead through tho muss of snow 1. tikes a white light winch tells him tlio way is clear; theri i- a curve Just beyopd and tho giant locomotive leaps and bounds around it at a speed which a layman would say in itself Is not ex actly safe. "Through the wooly haze now the engineer sees a line of freight cars on a siding and just as he detects them, thero Is Hashed a red light which instantaneously carries to his mind a warning of danger and possi ble death. He resorts to the air brakes, and ho and tho fireman both prepare to jump, knowing that if the heavy pasengor train takes tho sid ing and Jams into tho freight cars there is no chances for either of them in tho locomotivo cab. His heart is in his mouth I may say hero that if these surpriso tests arc kept up it will ho no uncommon thing for en gineers to bo found dead in their cabs when suddenly a whito light again Is flashed heforo him, he has tho right-of-way, and ho discovers that the whole event has been a stage affair. That is, somo minor official of tho railroad has gono to tho trouble of arranging conditions with tho devilish idea of giving old employes of tho lino a so vero trial, "What wo object to, Mr. Chairman, is not a fair surpriso test, or rather an efficiency tost, as it should bo term ed, hut to tho test which is overdrawn, which is not a routlno affair of travel, and which tho engineer and fireman probably novor In their careers would havo to face. This condition has be como so bad that wo havo oven sought legislation on it. In Kansas, wo will show, a law has boon passed forbid ding offenslvo surpriso tests. How ever, wo will show that despite this law, railroads in Kansas are still re sorting to it." Tho ladies of the Twentieth Century club are now on a campaign soliciting provisions and contributions for fill ing tho Christinas baskets for the the poor in accordance with their an-, nual custom. Many more baskets will be needed this year than ever before and generous contributions are hoped for. Tho membership of that organiza tion this year is below that of pre vious years and with the increaso in tho need the club does not feel that it can do all the work alone and for this reason they are soliciting aid from people not members. The campaign now on will extend all over the city and everyono Is asked to help tho poor and needy to enjoy tho anual Yuletide festival as well as those who are more fortunate. Contributions for this worthy cause can be mado to any member of tho or-1 ganization or any one wishing to con- j tribute can easily find a way to 'do so by making their wants known. All contributions are asked to bo brought to tho library building on Thursday morning before Christmas. Tho bas kets will bo filled and sent out from there Should tho committee miss any who wish to make a contribution they can bo taken to the library building on that date. Anything In the way of provisions or toys will be very accept abl,o and it is hoped the contributions will bo such as to redound to tho gen erous spirit of tho citizens of North Platte. Commissioners "Will Call New Jury Tho county commissioners will be in sesion all day today and will call a new jury for tho January term of tho district court. The work of tho court for tho December term is far more than can bo done and this will neces sitate a new jury term. Of tho jury cases that were set for hearing at tho prsent term of court only nhout one-third of them will be disposed of. The court was busy all last week with cases that shquld havo been tried before Thursday and the case they aro working on now was set for hearing last Thursday. The commissioners met yesterday for the purpose of transacting county business and it was then 'decided to call a new jury for a January term. Commissioners Whito of Sutherland and Springer from Brady wero both present. Xnms Suggestion. A box of cigars from G0c and up. Briar pipes In cases, ?l.f0 up. Meerschaum pipes in cases $2.00 up. Phono orders will receive tho same prompt nttention as if you call in per son. Wo will deliver Christmas day. II. A. D. SMOKE HOUSE. 91-3 Phone Black 172. Belgian Hares. For tho next ten days 1 will make a special price as I havo recently bought a number of pedigreed stock and am crowded for room. Thoso de siring to start in the business will do woll to call and look over our stock as I havo a number of different breeds Two hundred to solect from. MBS. B. F. WILCOXSON. 94-1 415 south Maplo St. Phone Red 308. T. S. COVE It Lunch Itoom .Tnsl Opened Itcgular 3fculs 25 Cents. Try ns. 810 Front Street. Tho ladles of tho Methodist church will givo a bazaar and supper Thurs day ovonlng at tho Masonic hall which Is to bo an elaborato affair. This Is to bo tho best that has ever been at tempted by tho Methodist ladies and all nro Invited to attend. Much prep aration lias been mado for tho oc casion and a nico monu Is announced for tho supper. All will ho welcome. Gonulno Diamond and Pearl Solid Gold Lavnllor, ?5.50 to $100. Clinton, Tho Jcwoler, The Vi trola Store The men's brotherhood of the Luth eran church will be entertained this ovonlng at tho homo of Charles Llork, Jr., (511 west Ninth street. Mr and Mrs. Llork will bo assisted In the entertaining by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson. A Guaranteed Bracelet Watch for $1X0. Just tho thing for tho little girl. Clinton, Tho Jeweler, The Victrola Storo. License towed was" granted yester day afternoon from tho office of tho county Judge to Earl C. Waxham, 27, and Miss Hazel Huston, 19, both of Pino Blulfs, Wyo. Tho groom is an auctioneer at that place. For Rent Threo room house on east Third street next to tho Parlor mill! Nice Premiums for Poultry Show. A number of nice premiums which will bo given as prizes at tho poultry show to bo hold by the Lincoln County Poultry and Pet Stock Association on January 7th, 8th and 9th are now on display In the window of Simon Bron ' tin shop. Somo of theso premiums aro donated by the merchants of North Platto and of neighboring' towns n somo aro furnished by the assoela tlon. Today tho qntiro number of premi ums which aro to bo given at tho show will lie placed on display This com prises a largo number as tho show Is to be one of tho largest affairs over held here. Tho premiums offered aro such ns would warrant many exhib itors from out of tho county entering their birds for premiums. Following aro somo of tho premil urns: Steel chicken coop and patent churn both donated by Simon Bros., six bottles of chicken remedy, donated by tho North Platto produce company, a clock, a set of silverware, and an automatic chicken feeder, given by the association. In addition to theso tho banks of this city will each glvo a silver loving cup and several of tho business houses will make donations of various articles. Some of tho speakers on tho program for the tlireo days aro ex perts in tho poultry line and will havo something of interest for all raisers or poultry and pet stock, whether they bo extensive raisers or aro merely in it for pleasure. Notice to Water Consumers. Motjer readers will start reading water meters about December ISth, In order thnt hills may bo ready for payment by January 1st 191C. Consumers paying bills on or heforo January 10th, 1915, aro entitled to a discount of ono cent per thousand gallons, but no discount Is allowed af tor tho 10th. No bills wlfl bo sent out except to non-residents nnd busi ness houses but meter slips will bo left nt each house showing numbor of gal lons of wnt,cr used and rates for aamo from which tho amount of tho bill can lie figured and paid at tho Water Of fice If amoupnt of water used seoms oxcesslvo consumor should at onco compaio Inst reading given on motor slip witli tho meter to see if thoro has been any mlstako In reading tho meter; If so phono tho Water Office at onco so error enn bo corrected. Consumers who nro delinquent should arrange (o pay their water rents at onco or make satisfactory arrange ments for their payment at tho Water Office as after January 1st, 1915 Wit ter Commissioner Is required to report all delinquents over 90 days to tho City Council to bo placed on tho tax list against tho property. IIERSIIEY S. WELCH Water Commissioner. Mrs. Tagader Is reported quite 111 at her homo on east Elgth street. A fine lino of electric reading lamps at Dixon's tho Jeweler. The club Novlta wil be entertained tomorrow afternoon at tho homo of Mrs. John Tucker. The civic department of tho Twen tieth Century Club will pot meet on Thursday evening as was formerly an nounced Tho next mooting of thnt For Sale 700 acres of land in eastern part of Logan county, I miles lo railroad station. Fenced and cross-fenced, 3 room sod house, well, wind mill with steel tower, about 100 acres level, bal nnco rolling,; 00 acres cultivated mako good dairy ranch; prico $G por aero; will tako resldenco in North Platto as part payment. 94tl It. N. LAMB. nory. Phono black 110. 93t2 department will ho on January 7th. NOTICE. Wc will keep open unlil 9:30 P. M. from December 16lh lo Christmas lo allow you Lo do shopping; in ihe evenings. Wilcox Department Store Tho Tilllkums, the) yound ladles' class of tho Episcopal church, will bo entertained this evening at tho Mc Farland homo. Tho young ladles will bo entortalncd by tho Misses Lucille McFarland nnd Hazel Barber. Traveling Sets and Sowing Sets $3 to $20. Sterling Silver CIgarctto cases, and tho Popular Haveono caso $3 'to $12. Clinton, Tho Jowolcr,, Tho Victrola Store. Bcforo buying all your Christmas proscnts bo suro to visit tho various booths at tho Masonic hnll, Dec. 17. You may find tho vory thing you havo been looking for. Books of ovcry description at tho RInckor Book & Drug Co,., Blue Front.