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THIRTY-FIRST YEAR. NORTH PLATTE, NEB.; 'AUGUST 8, L916. No. 59 .1 4 EZRA MEEKER Sl'tiNDS YESTERDAY IX TOWN Ezra Meeker, Oregon pioneer, who has given the greater part tof his time for a dozen years past In se curing a marKlng of the old Oregon Arall and is now working for tho build ing of a national highway from Wash ington, D. C. to Seattle, Wash., along that old trail, spent yesterday in town while enrouto west. This Is tho fourth trip Mr. Meeker has mado, ovor tho Oregon trail, the first having been made in 1852. A dozen or more years ago ho conceived tho idea of making a trip east over the old trail and using his influence in securing and erect ing markers along the route. He trav eled with a team of oxen and a prairie schooner, tho same as was used in the daya of pioneer emigra tion, and succeeded In arduslng much enthusiasm in tho causo ho champion ed. To furthor advanco the work ho later mado a second trip, and as final result tho trail is now well marked by nionumeiAfs all tho way from tho Missouri river to Oregon. In this his last trip Mr. Meeker is traveling by alto tho top of which is oullt somewhat in the shapo of a prairie schooner, with a trailer at tached that carries his camp equtp page. At all towns on his route Mr. Sleeker stops to discuss his proposed highway with Commercial bodies and Invites their support and Influence in behalf of the bill now pending be fore congress. This bill was introduc ed In . tho present congress and It calls for an appropriation of $75,000 for a slurvey of tho route. If this bill passes and the survey made, a bill appropriating money for tho construc tion of tho National highway will bo introduced. Mr. Meeker mado a short address beforo tho Chamber of Commorco at 4he luncheon at the Owl cafo yes terday. : :o: : Regulation of Hoard of Health of the City of North Platte. By reason of the fact that tho water furnished by the city system has bo come contaminated from some source at present unknown, it is hereby or dered and directed that all public wat ering places be closed. It is further ordered that it shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firm or btuslnesg serving tho public with, drtnkln'5 Iwater, or uslngr same in tii preparation' of "beverages, . to use city waterfor such purposes with out first-'bolllng same Any "person, firm or corporation violating the above regulation shall he subect to fine, upon conviction, in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. This regulation to become op: eratlve at once and to remain In force until further notice. Passed this 7th day of August, 191G. North Platte Board of Health, E. H. EVANS, Mayor. J. H. STONE, Pres. Council. DR. V. LUCAS, City Physician. H. L. BAKER. Chief of Police. : :o: : Tho location of tho new Leypoldt Pennlngton grain elevator has been changed from a point west or tne U. P. stock yards to a point north of ho electric light pfant. The Gothenburg Chautnuqua will be gin tomorrow. A program of high class talent and of a varied nature will bo held. A number of local peo pie are planning to attend. Mrs. Claude Malone, of Des Moines, and Miss Anna Keenoy, of Daven port, who visited their uncle E. S Davis and family last week have gone to Loveland, Colo., to visit. W. T. Alden and daughter Helen, Ray Cummings and Miss Gcorgiana McKay left Saturday In tho Alden car for Glen Eyre, Col., where they will spend rt week Ashing for trout. Show Her You Take it from us, young man, few girls of the right sort have tho heart to turn down a man who Is thoughtful enough to give her in the beginning her heart's desire a home of her own. It's the one thing that every woman wants for there her dreams of past years become realities. Build a Home Now and start life in the right way full of happiness and con tentment. We have several books of tho latest designed houses and bungalows. Come in and select the one you like best and let us figure the cost for you complete, foun dation and all. We have everything in building material you'll need. Come in any day and we'll show you a plan she'll like. W. W. BIRGE CO. PHONE 9. LOCAL AND PERSONAL Miss Macy Mooney spent Friday evening in Ogalalla with friends. Oeorgo Young, of Wellfleet, spent the week end horo with local friends. Tho Christian aid society will meet In tho church basement Thursday af ternoon. Thomas Green and party who wore fishing in western points last week, have roturned. Your opportunity to cut the cost of high living at tho Rexall store Au gust 16th and 17th. Mr. and Mrs.' Clarence Austin and children will leavo this week for Her shey to visit relatives. Mrs. M. I. McCarthy, of Wray Colo., who fdrmeily lived hero Is visiting this week with local friends. Joseph Pheeney, of Kearney, spent tho weok end here visiting the Nolan family and transacting business. Let Landgrat & Hoga do your paint ing, paper hanging and decorating. Phono Black 892 or Black 670. 23tt Orrln Johnson and Irene Warfield are coming to tho Keith theatre Wed nesday In a screen version of Satan Sanderson. On the chargo of assaulting Rob Sailor, Nick Razes was fined flvo dol lars and costs In Judgcf'Mlltonbergor's court Saturday. Register Eames, of tho U. S. land nfTtnn la nlrlnr n 1 wnnlv.ilnv VU ntlnn which ho Is spending with the homo folks at Maxwell. One cent for a two dollar water bot tle. W bndctrful, Isn't It? At the Rpxall store August lGth and 17th. Clyde Trotter roturned tho latter uart of last week from a business visit In Omaha and again left for that city Sunday night. For salo cheap, If sold at once. Lot 5, and west 10 feet of Lot C, Block 140, North Platte. Address Leo Ma rovlsh, Gandy, Neb. 69-4 Our toilet lino Is tho best the mar kct products. One cent will buy up to two dollars worth at the Rexall store August' 16th and 17th.- Mlna Mnrv Allen, fif Farnam. who has been tho guost of her brother Arthur Allen and family tor' a. vleek, will leavo this evening. Dr. Morrill, Dentist, McDonald Bank Building. Mrs .C. F. Iddlngs and children and Miss Ruth Strettz will leave by auto this week for cities of Colorado to spend a couple of weeks. Tho Royal Neighbors will hold a regular meeting Wednesday after noon. Thoro- will bo Initiation, fol lowed by n ten cent lunch. Mesdames Moore, Davis and Johnson will serve. Mrs. C. R. Moroy went to Kearney Sunday to attend the funeral of a friend, one of the men who was ac cidentally drowned there last Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Delany, late of Nortnport are now residents of North Platte, having moved last week and are located In the former Clabaugh house at 204 west Second. A heavy rain Is roported to have fallen In thp Alaxwoll section Sunday evening, giving a great boost to corn. It is said the rain .did not extend over a very largo territory. - An item in an Omaha paper states that Rov. Barton, formerly of this city, has accepted a call at Stromsburg and will accept tho pastorate of the Bap tist church at that place September 1st. He will receive tho largest sal ary even given a minister In that county. Mr. Barton's friends will be pleased to learn of his success. Mean Business STATE CHEMIST PRONOUNCES CITY WATER CONTAMINATED. ,,.,.' Conductor Wallace Is taking a thlr Mayor Evans received notice Satur- y rtny vacation, day night from the state chemist that , , an analysis of the water from the . Dlv slou Foreman Beery, of Grand city wells showed that It Is contami- Island, is spending today in town, nated with sewage. Acting upon thisi sam Howes, employed as a boiler report, tho board of health held a maker, foil and dislocated a thumb mooting yesterday and passed the res-1 Saturday, olutlon which Is published elsewhoro. J , r- , , In conjunction with the state chem- Engineer Ralph Chamborlnln has 1st. tho cltv authorities will at once begin an Investigation to find the oourco of the contamination, which at this time Is unknown. Pending this Investigation It will, probable be a safeguard for all fam ilies to boll tho water they use for drinking purposes. This may not be actually necessary, but is along the line of "safety Hrst," and does not entail any great amount of incon venience. Tho analysis of the water was made from six tubes sent to the chemist by Commissioner Welch, and tho con tents were taken from a hydrant at the plant and also at different lo- cations In the ctly. During the long continued drouth H was necessary, In order to obtain tho required amount of water, to cut in on the shallow wells at tho plant, and It is probable from these that tho Impurities came, As soon as" the report of tho chemist was received Commissioner Welch ,at once discon nected tho shnllow Wells and flushed overy main In town. The wntor now being used i3 therefore from the deep wells, and It would seem next to liar posslblo that the wator In these could In any way become Impregnated with sewago. However, the board of health 1 clflc, resigned his position last week will make a rigid Investigation and and accepted one. as locomotive fire examination. i man. :o:: Arrested for Bootlegging C has. Hamilton, a negro who . has. been employed with the street grading gang, was arrested yesterday on the chargo of selling liquor illegally. He I was arraigned beforo Judge French, yesterday and plead not EUllty. The case will come up for hearing some time today. -::o: Huvh Crook Residence Dr. W. F. Crook sold bin residence on west Third street yesterday to York' ,,.. p.-rnn imnnmr nf tho IT Hlnman. who plans to take possession at Sidney' has gone to Sou h Vo near nre. The residence is I lilS 3i one of the most attractive in town and .C gent 1st ho will take a run as dln- ar E?",? , mt V' The price paid was around $7,500. CITY ANT) COUNTY NEWS. Wo said your friends would bo there. Why not meet them. At the Rexall store August 16th and 17th. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dorram, who had sffijToBtontay'JTooc? to m"rba?kS,orih ffiSe Tie k or s0 - A quorum of members failed to np- 'pear at" the board of education meet- ing last evening and an adournmcnt was taken until one o'clock this af- tornoon. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cary, who have been spending soveral weeks In Call - fornia, are expected hero this week to visit the latter's sister. Mrs. Mary Dunn. Mrs. Wood White roturned yester day from Grand Island, where she had gone to attend" a celebration of the birth anniversaries of her father been lot, but as to when work will be and mother. i Sl" the' arc hl tho (,nrk' Allen Tift, who has a big grading contract on state roadg In Minnesota, is In town this week looking after his real ostatolnterests. His contract will keen him lnisv n nft vnnr Miss Mildred Fitzpatrlck, who had toil TnlrlTif o nnnraa In iiiiratiinp Iti been taking a course in nursing in St. Catherine's hospital, Omaha, came homo tho latter part of last week to visit her parents for a month. Fred Frye was slightly Injured about tho arms and shoulders Satur day when thrown from his wheel, which collided with an automobile at tho corner of Dowoy and Sixth streets, Tho Entro Nous club will meet to morrow aftennon at tho home of Mrs. H. A. Lawhead, Instead of Mrs. John ston. Members are requested to be present at 2:30. A carload of marble for tho First National Bank building was received yesterday. Work on the building had been somewhat retarded by the non arrival of this marble. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Austin return ed, this morning from Omuhu, whore they visited friends for a couple of ,days. Mr. Austin reports extremely hot weather in that city. The Hendy-Ogler Co.. received u shipment of twelvo Ford cars yester day, or less than half enough to fill tholr orders. They expect another shipment In tho near future. Misses Rosa West, Anna Voss, Edith Elllngsworth and Mrs. Don Hinckley, of Gothenburg, were ln town tho lat ter part of last week attending Chau taupua and visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Trotter. MIbh Delia Mavorlsh, who had beon visiting relatives hero and In Staplo ton for soveral weeks, will spend a week ln Sutherland with her sister be fore returning to Maro, Nov., where she teaches In tho public schools. J, W. D. Lincoln, who was recently given a judgment of 9420 against tho Union Pacific In tho county court for loss of his sweet clover crop last year by reason of waste water from the round hduso, has taken an appeal to tho district court. Mr. Lincoln claimed he sustained on 9800 damage and brought suit for that amount KAILROAD NOTES Kn " t remoni to .witness tno em stration of tractor engines'. Vigo Christiansen is off duty at tho local shops on acount of an lnury tj his left foot caused by stepping on a nail. J. E. .Falrman, of Grand Island, for merly of tho railroad civil engineer ing department hore spent tho week end In this city. A bakers' special from custom points wont through Saturday aftor- I noon enrouto to Denver to attend tho National Bukers' Convention P. L. VanClcavo roturned Friday afternoon from Callaway and loft for Green River that evening, being called there by tho Illness of a rolntlvo. Conductor Yost went west this morn ing to take chargo of tho special train of Nebraska editors when it is switch cd ovor to tho Union Pncillc tracks. General Manager Joffers, and Gen eral Supt. Stengor and othor officials went through on a special Friday ovon lng and spont Saturday In towns on the branch road. John Gray, who had beon employed In tho car department of tho Union Pa- ' Bam Grace, of Omaha, general sec- rotary of tho machinists' union of tho ... ,,i,t ,, , , ,,,,, ,,iit 'elaUvos f le d I? s lLJii m ISili ni; to hts 0,d homo town ,n a' Conductor Lew Hastings and son Loren leavo this week for California whore they will make an extended stay, Mr. Hastings goes thoro upon advice of his physician by reason of orcanic trouble. car. conductor on trains No. 7- and Villi UiU LUHUULlUl Ull liuino v - bbetcen 0niamt and AnBClC8. C. D. McDonough, who had beon omployed ns train newsboy between Omaha and this city, became Intox icated while on duty and wns placed under arrest when the train reached this cltv. Ho was taken beforo Judge Mlltonbercer Saturday morning and contributed $10.80. V'" Mur of Mansion. V ln THf tLJTlnlnt" , ening out tangles at tho Icing plant. I Through lack of laborors trains havo heen delayed In Icing. Tho company now, however, has sufficient tortae ,to do tho work wl'h celerity. Tho pay of laborers has been ndvanced I to twenty-fivo cents an hour. No, Tho Tribune does not know , when work will be started on the neAV Union Pacific depot. It has nttempted every week to find out something dofilnlto, but hns been unsuccessful. Under officials who havo beon Inter rogated during the paBt week say that thov understand tho contract has ::o:: Teachers' Institute Next Week. Tho Lincoln county teachers' lnstl- .tute will bo hold next wetnt negin nine Monday. I'racucauy every leuuu I In M.si nmilir nrlll tin 111 fl M Mill lltl M. d b reason of tho efficiency of the ' J . .. . i . . instructors the sessions promm to prove very beneficial to attendants. A reception to tho tcacners win do nem at the home of County Superintendent Gantt Monday eyonlng. Among those who will address tho teachers aro Dr. Wlnshlp, of Boston, editor of tho Journal of Education, Sutt. Hunter, of the Lincoln schools, Prof. Georgo Martin, of tho Kearnoy Normal and Pror. siunnor, or coin. Prof. Ralph Tr'uax, of Kimball, and Miss Alice Hongon, of Lincoln, are among the Instructors. ::o;: Notice to (ho Public. Tho water furnished by our city water works has- become pullutod nmklnir It unfit for drinking. Wo stronclv recommend that water used for Bitch purpose bo thoroughly boiled. It would bo a wlso precaution for adults to take, and also glvo to children, an active laxative to re lieve tho bowols of germs that may havo been already received. VOORHEES LUCAS, City Physician. ::o:: J. B. McDonald roturned last night from a month's visit In tho east. Ho attonded the Elks' convention In Bal timore, thenco went to Now York and other eastern points. Enrouto homo he stopped ovor In Fostorla, Ohio, and Chicago. Mrs. Gus Fries and daughter, of Omaha, who had been tho guests of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tholecko for sov oral days, loft this morning for Den ver. Tho Prosbyterlan aid society will meet In tho basement of tho church Thursday afternoon, entertained by MesdameB Prosser, Bakor and Dlener, Mr, and Mrs. Chas. Hendy and son of Denver, camo this morning to vis it relatives and irlonds for a wook. Wanted Girl for general bouse work. Mrs. II. M. Grimes, 310 Wwt Second. 59-2 ENTKU IN CONTKACT WITH SOUTHERN AMUSEMENT CO. Tho Lincoln County Fair Associa tion entered Into a contract yesterday with the Southern Amusement Com pany for a week's carnival during tho ctlunty fair. This company has four teen cars of cqulppogo, carries ovor 200 people, has nlno admission shows, several freo attractions and carries Us own band. It also has about forty con cessions. T(ho carnival w;lll opon Monday, 'Jcptembor 25th nnd contlnuo during tho entiro weolc. Investigation has been mado and it .hag been found that nil tho shows aro clean.. Tho company played ln Lar amlo last week, and Honry Robhnuscn and others writo that thoro aro no ob juctlonablo features. Tho company Is playing ln Sidney this week under tho auspices of tho Choyonuo county fair association. Tho officers of tho fair association bollovo that visitors to tho fair de mand nmusomont, nnd that tho carni val company offers tho best moans of satisfying that demand. Will JtCNubmlt Demands. Now York, Aug. 7. Tho task of counting tho votes of about 400,000 railroad employes on tho question of authorizing a gonernl strike In the ovont that their demands for an eight hour day, and time and a half pay for overtime aro finally dented, was completed Just before noon todny, It was announced at headquarters hero of tho four railroad brothorhoods. Al though no official statement could bo obtained ns to tho result, It was learn ed that tho vote was overwholmlngly In favor of a trikc. Tho full roturns will bo known at 10 a. m. tomorrow, whon the lenders of tho men, President Gnrrctson of tho Railway Conductors, W. S. Stone, president of tho Brothorhood of Lo comotlvo Engineers; W. S. Cnrtor, prosident of tho Locomotlvo Firemen and Enginoors, nnd W. G. Leo, presi dent of tho Brothorhood of Railway Tra,lnmen, will rcsdfbnilt tholr de mnndB to tho rnllroad managers. Mr. Gnrrctson, tho official spokes man or tho men, said today that tho order for tho genoral strlko would not bo given until nil efforts to roach nn amicable agreement failed. While re iterating that tho men will not con sider tho railroads' plan of arbitra tion undor prosont conditions, ho hinted that If a'dlfferont form of ar bitration is proposed than undor the Nowlnnds act, tho mon will moot tho railroads halfway ln avoiding a gen oral strike. WE WHITE Every kind of the best nnd elienn. psI Insurance, Including llfo nnd nccU dent; Lonn Money on real estate, eltli. or for n term of ycim), or returnable In monthly pnynicutH same ns rent. Wo buy mid sell real estate, rout houses, storo rooms, farms. Iinr or grazing lands, mid safe deposit boxes, nnu cure tor properly or non-resl- dents. Wo always linvo Home choice first inorttrtiire loans to ncconiniodntc our customers who nro seeking good paying salo investments. All bus I. ness placed In our cure receives our personal attention. Try us, yon will never rcret It. 1IKATT, GOODMAN & BUCKLEY. ::o:: Mrs. J. J. Bowkor nnd Mrs. Bnnks, who had beon her guost, loft yesterday for Scotts Bluff where they will meet Mr. Bowkor and Mr. Banks nnd tho party iwlll mnko an auto trip to Den ver. ' . Tho Catholic ladles will hold a so- clol at tho homo of Mrs. Edward Rob- hauBOit Thursday afternoon. A ten cont lunch will bo served and each at tendant given n ploco of aluminum ware. Fred Bromor, tho dairyman, was ar rested Saturday on tho chargo of auto speeding. Tho enso was called In court yesterday and tho dofondant fined one dollar and costs, whereupon ho took an appeal to the district court. Consider What This Means To You Your deposits in this bank are protected by the Guaranty Fund of the State of Nebraska. Your money, valuable papers, and personal interests are under the direct supervision of competent officers of many years successful banking experience. v. We most cordially invite you to call upon ug for your banking needs. McDonald State Bank. North Platte, Nebraska. The Oldest Bank in CITY AND COUNTY NEWS. J. E. Pile left yestordny for a visit In Mullen, Nob. Horshey Welch is transacting busl ness ln Ogalalla today. Mrs. Collcta Rolmboldt left yestor dny for a visit ln Los Angoles, Tho Methodist aid society, which was to meet this wcok, has been post poned. Mrs. Louisa Cox returned yesterday from a visit ln Los Angoles and other California points. Mnurlco Fowlor, of Grand Island, has beon In this section for a day or two buying horses. Walter Anderson, of Wood River, Is a guscst at tho home of his cousin, Mrs. Everett York. Don't forget whnt's doing, whon. and whoro. At tho Roxall store Au gust 16th and 17th. Geo. A. Saint who accompanied his family to this city Sunday, returned to Mllwaukeo yeatorday. Miss Delzoll, of Lincoln, Is spending a low dnys In town ns tho "guost of Miss Holon Mtnshall. Mr. nnd Mrs. II. A. Brooks nnd sou loft Saturday ovonlng for Denver to spond ten days with friends. Miss Lillian McCracken, of Boulder Is tho guest of her slstor, Mr. II. M. Grimes, having arrived yesterday. Membors of tho Eldecn club wllt cntdrtnln itholr husbands tomorrow ovonlng at tho homo of Mrs. D. B. Soesbo. Mrs. Ernest Stongor nnd daughter, who had beon guests at tho W. II. Mo Donald homo for a week, loft for their homo ln Oninha today. FOUND Wo hare foniul n way to resurface old floors nnd make them look like pol. Ishcd oak. Tho now Burfucc can bo any color desired regardless of what It was be foro, and is equal to gcnulno oab Iti wcnriiir and washing: quality. It is easy to apply and tho cost to very low. Come In and see If you can tell which Is Chl-Niimel mid which In ItEAL onk. JOS. H. STONE DRUGGIST Western Nebraska.