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' t n H STORE OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Win His Admiration of Your Good Judgment By remembering him with a practical gift that he will find of daily value a gifl purchased al ihe very store where he :- would purchase it for himself and where the know what men like best and will gladly assist you in selecting just the right thing to make the desired impression on "him." This Store Offers an Easy and Satisfactory Solution of Your What-to-Give Problems as Far as Your Male Friends are Concerned Bright new gift goods in every department, all excellent in quality and yet priced so reasonable that you can aflbrd to buy just what you'd best like to give. Don't put oil' your visit to this store another day you surely want to sec our superb showing of desirable gift goods now before the assorrments get all broken up. ' Make a Mental Note of the Items in this List that Interest You Especially Then Come and See How Big the Values Are Overcoats $10 to 25 Suits $10 to " 25 Rain Coats $5 to 12.50 Shirts to 3 Cravats 25c to $1 SweatY.Coats Bath Rohes i to 7.50 Underwear $1 to 3 Hosiery ' 25c to $1 Hats $2 to 3 $5 to 7.50 Caps 50c to $1.50 House Coats $5 to 6.50 Umbrellas $1 to 3.50 Stick Pins 25c to $1 Cuff Buttons 25c to $1 .I AND MANY MORE THAT YOU SHOULD SEE HARCOURT & JENSEN, Make Selections Now. We'll Deliver Later. All Holiday Goods Attractively Boxed. LOCAL AND PERSONAL D. E. I'nulBon, ot Overton, was visit ing In tho city yestonlny with friends and transacting business. A lino line of electric reading lamps at Dixon's tho Jeweler. "Win. I'lttnian nnd Mrs. Chas. Rob inson left Tuesday for Rosoburg, Ore. to vIbR thoir aged father, who Is In very poor health. Storllng Sliver Souvenir Spoons for GO centB each at Dixon's salo. Mrs. J. N. Bonner returned last evening from Omaha whoro sho visited for a few ttays and attended tho theatre. Charley Uoguo had been homo for n couple of days but has bcon called to Kansas City on B. of R. T. business. IIo will return In time to eat Christ mas dinner with his family. Merle Morrill, of Omnha, arrived In tho oity, this -week to visit his parents. Ho is employed In a garage In that city. , ' Albert LoDIoyt, of 1'axton, came down yesterday to visit old-time rail road friends. Albert still Insists that farming discounts railroading. Nice bright toys nicely finished at Wilcox Department Store. Tho Union Pacific coal chutes at Pino Bluffs burned to tho ground Wed nesday night. Tho origin of tho fire Is unknown. Wo can still furnish you tho Initial cream and sugar sets with any initial for 95c. Dixon's Christmas sale. Major C. F. Schumann, of Chicago, arrived in tho city yesterday, called hero by tho death of his mother. Major Scharmann holds a responsible posi tion In the olllccs of tho Union Pacific and Harrlmnn lines In Chicago. SANTA CLAUS BANKS HERE, We Pay Him 4 Per Cenflnterest. 1915 Bank Service THE TIME for resolutions, for payments of dividends and for establishing good, strong banking connections has come around again. We come tq you with the simple, sincere state ment that we beliovo wo are giving our depos itors as truly a helpful, personal, human Service as any bank can. Our financial strength is ample for the needs of any man in Lincoln County. Our record Is one of absolute integrity. Our deposit ors are loyal enthusiastic advocates of our policy. Our Service Includes a get-together, man-to-man policy that few other banks have developed. The Platte Valley State Bank CAPITAL, SURPLUS & PROFITS, $55,000.00. msz H&J M. M. Rcdcnbaugh, principal of tho high school, leaves this evening for Chicago where hot will spend the Christmas holidays with his parents. You can always find something suit able for a gift for any member of tho family nt Wilcox Department Store. The past week has boon of a rather wintry order, tho temperature drop ping to below zoro each night. Tho lowest point reached was Tuesday night when ten degrees below was recorded at the weather bureau. Willi each Xnias tree purchased al our store nc will ghe 1000 otos for our Panama Kxposhio.ii trip. MKItli.SAMlALL CO. License to wed was Issued this morning from tho olllco of tho county Judge to Mariano Vnldoz, 35, and Miss Mllly Hall, 3G, both of Sutherland. Tho groom Is a laborer of that city and tho brldo was a domestic. Thoy wore married by Judgo Grant. Wo aro receiving now goods every day nnd our storo is full of holiday ar ray. Wo hopo to meet you many times during tho holidays. Dixon, the Jow-olor. Iho various Sunday schools and churches aro preparing Christmas programs as usual, and tho celebra tions and services will bo Interesting. Wo will bo glad to publish tho pro grams in tho paper to bo Issued next Thursday if tho copy Is handed in not later than Wednesday noon. A Guaranteed Bracelet Watch for fl.fiO. Just tho thing Tor tho llttlo girl. Clinton, Tho Jowolor, Tho VIctrola Storo. It is reported in local railroad cir cles that a now tinio-card will bo out Sunday. Among tho reported changos is that tho morning Denver train will reach this terminal during tho early afternoon, probably about tho time of former Is'o 11. it is also rumored that this train will stop on ling nt Hcr shey, Sutherland nnd 1'axton. Mako this Christmas a furniture Christmas; a varied assortment of use ful articles for tho homo that would mako appropriate Christmas gifts Is displayed on our lloors. North Platto Hardware & Furniture Co. Tho commltto having In charge tho Elks' stag banquet on Now Year's ove promlso tho banqueters not only nn exceptionally lino monu but tho caba rot program will ho a "scream". Tho cabaret numbers will bo contributed by local mombors coached by a com mlttoo that Is noted for doing things that are extremoly original. Methodist Sunday School Program. Tho Sunday school of tho Methodist church will hold a Christmas enter tainment for tho mombors of tho Sun day school and church Wednesday evening, December 23, nt the Masonic Temple. Thero will bo a Christmas treo and a program which will bo folllowed by a soclnl time. This Is for tho members of the church and Sun day school. Tho program will bo In the nature of representations of Christmas In different countries and a number of tho boys and girls will bo dressed in costumes representing different na tions and will give a Christmas greet ing and nn Idea of tho way in which Christmas Is celebrated In those coun tries. Following that Christmas games will bo played and a general social tlmo onjoyod. For Salo 7C0 acres of land In eastern part of Logan county, 4 miles to rallroud station. Fenced and cross-fenced. 3 room sod house, well, wind mill with steel tower, about 100 acres level, bal anco rolling,; CO acres cultivated mako good dairy ranch; price $6 per aero; will tako residenco In North Platto as part payment. 04t4 R. N. LAMB. Offurs Baseball Team. Word was received here yesterday by II. II. Mussclman of the local base ball association from B. C. Boggs, of Lincoln, offering the services of him self and his team Into North Platto for next year. Boggs managed the Ida Grovo team last year and "had a strong winning team. Ho states In his letter that ho will have even a stronger team this year and offers It to North Platto, asking the support of the local funs. Tho matter will bo taken up witli the local fans and it will then bo decided whether or no North Platto will ac cept tho offer. Boggs has "Scotty" Dyo and "Dutch" Miller with him, both of whom played on the North Platto team, season before last. SATTRDAY SPECIAL Breakfast Bacon IS cents ti pound. Why Pay 31 ore? Till: CASH 3LVHKET. Germans Attack England. Wednesday morning a German cruiser fleet made a demonstration upon the English North Sea coa3t, In tho course of which they shelled threo towns. The bombardment created a panic and tho people fled from their homes. Tho shelling lasted about an hour, but the damage Inflicted was not very severe. Fourteen residents of the towns are reported to have been killed. Tho attack created great excitement in London. When sighted by the British warships the German cruisers escaped in a mist. Recses's Pantatoriuiii For thirty days will dry clean Ladies Suits and one- piece Dresses for $1.00, commencing Dec. 10th. Phone 450 wo will call. 214 E. 6th. Tho Christinas parcel post business started in earnest yesterday morning at the postolllco and a large shipment was received and quite a number of packages sent out. Train No. 13 brought In a good sized dray load of parcels and tho other trains did equally. All preparations have been made for giving most prompt and ef ficient service and by working over timo tho regular force can handle tho work. A big rush Is expected nnd with tho new appliances in use, first class sorvlco can be given in the biggest rush. Traveling Sets and Sewing Sets 53 to ?20. Sterling Silver Cigarette cases, and tho Popular Haveono case ?3 to $12. Clinton, The Jeweler, Tlfe VIctrola Store. Christmas trade so far has been fairly good among local merchants, though not so heavy, generally speak ing, as was anticipated. Wednesday Union Pacific employees received their pay checks, and while somo of the morehnnts did a big business, the gen eral trading was light for the pay day preceding Christmas. Merchants how over, aro not discouraged and antici pate good business tomorrow and the early part of next week. Mixed CaiUlv from 10c II nnnnil nn ' . ----- - ;ai vwicox Department store. At tho last regular rovlow ot the L. O. T. M. tho following oflicors were elected for tho year 1915: Post Com., Clara Aldrlch; lady- com., Agnes T. Boyer; lleut. com., Esther Adams; chaplain, Ellen Dick; record keeper, Addio Bretornitz; llnanco auditor, Eniroy Wolbuck; lady at arms, Anna MuchllnskI; Tady segoant, Laura Mc Evoy; lady sontlnol. Dora Schutz; lady plckot, Esthor Welsh. Party Drosses, beautiful ones from $12. nn tr !r. nn nt wiinnv iin,,.,w,n.,i Storo. Mrs. Gcorgo Scott and daughter ot tho Maxwell vicinity wero visiting friends and transacting business in tho city yesterday. John Kohren. of the Mnxwell vicin ity, arrived in tho city yesterday morn ing to spoud the day visiting friends and transacting business. The Clearing Sale at THE LEADER Is Now Going On Thousands of dollars worth of Merchandise is sold al a great sacrifice. Ladies' Suits and Coats are now closing out al less than one-half their value. Now is the time to buy your Xmas presents WilPn vnn nnn ccivr frnm OP Irk KC ponlo nn flip rlnllnv I We are not putting up any bluffs. The goods are here to back it up at the prices we advertise. We are not imitators. We lead and others try to follow. YOURS FOR GREAT VALUES, THE LEADER JULIUS PIZER, Proprietor. Tho Arrested for Stealing Coat Two men were arested yesterday ev ening by Chief of Police Frazler on tho charge of stealing it coat from the Leader. One man gave his name as Walker and tho other refused to give his name. They will be given hear ing today In tho police court. One of tho men, It Is alleged, went Into the storo nn engaged Mr. Plzer In conver sation on the pretext of buying some thing and whilo they were thus en gaged tho confederate grabbed a coat off tho hook In front of, tho store and ran down tho alley and hid it in an old ash can. The case of William G. Beatty vs. the Union Pacific company is occupy ing the time of tho district court to day. The jury was Impanelled last evening. The suit is for damage by fire. It was tried some time ago in tho county court nnd nppealed to the district court by tho railroad com pany. Ladies' Suits at almost any old price at BLOCK'S Clearing Sale. . Not Particular as to Weapons. Tho waiter girl know a thing or two about table etiquette, so she sniffed scornfully ns she said. "It's not our custom to serve a knife with pic." "No?" remarked the patron In sur prise. "Then bring me an nx. please." Exchange. At the Natural History Museum. "Will you please direct me to ttio hall of Inebriates'" "Er Invertebrates - next room to your right, unless you wish to see tho snakes." Life. Bats and Fans. Tho ordinary folding fan wns invent ed In the seventh century by n Jap anese artist who derived the Idea from watching n bat closing Its wings Almost insuitec Amid the lace bargains n one of tns larger department stores tno other day a shopper engrossed In thought set her llttlo Japanese spaniel on tho counter. One of the salesgirls, not seeing the llttlo dog, threw n remnant of reduced laco over him and entirely submerged him. When the woman wont to look for her pet ho wns not to bo found, but several shrill yelps, accompanied by an upheaval of the lace, betrayed his pres ence, lie wns quickly rescued from his predicament, and the woman, showering kisses upon his moist, up turned nose. said. "Did they cover mamma's precious with cheap fifty cent lace?" The salesgirl, who evidently hnd cul tivated diplomacy, assured the .dog's mistress that the lace hnd been ny duced from $1 to 00 cents, nnd the wo- man took her pet nway mollified. Philadelphia Record. Ready For Any Sacrifice. Even when tho London Times was sold nt a high price Its agony column was entertaining. Now that a copy of tho Journal costs only a penny tho col umn Is still more agonizing. Witness this advertisement: "In order to save his aged parents from distress, gentleman (foreigner) wishes to sell himself for any purpose. Willing to do right nway anything. I sincerely desire an offer." If this cry. had been uttered In tho. old days Satan would have appeared In a pleasing form nnd with courteous address waited on the gentleman in despair. Only a scribbled signature, only a penful of blood, would have been necessary, and the aged parents would Have rolled In luxury. This l a sadly prosaic age. Boston Uerald. mwiiini'iiiiiiiiiii liMMIIBJ I 600 Sterling silver Thimbles will be sold for 10c ench DIXON, The Jeweler T3 Members:--Kansas City Hoard of Trade; National Alfalfa Meal Association; Kansas City I lay Dealers' Ass'n; National Hay Dealers' Ass'n. 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