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TIIIRTY-TIIIRD YEAR. ' NORTH PLATTE, NEB., FEBRUARY 23. L17. No. 12 lVHBk. AAA. t ii t ivwwn 4 FRANKLIN SCHOOL WILL j BE DEDICATED TONICIITi C1TIZKXS GENERALLY AHE INVIT ED TO HE l'JIESENT AND IN SL'ECT NEW BUILDING - Program of Short Addresses Musical Selections will be Itcndcrcd $eglnnlng at Eight O'clock. and Tonight in tho now Franklin audi torium, tho board of education will of ficially announco tho formal opening of tho Franklin School building. A good program has been prepared and cvory citizen of North Platto and vis clnity Is invited to corao, B. T. Tramp, president of tho board of Education, will preside. Following is tho pro gram: Piano duot, overture, "Poet and Peasant" (Von Suppe) Emma Uoguo and Clara Sorcnson. Invocation, Kov. Cram. "Tho Design of the Now Duilding," B. M. Reynolds, architect. "The Provision Made for Boys," J. G. Bceler, "Com0 Where the Lilies Bloom so Fair (Thompson) Girls' Gloe Club of tho Sonior high school. "The Provision Made for Girls," Mrs. York Illnman. "Possibilities as a Community Cen ter," Ira L. Bare. Cornet Solo, Earl Stamp. "Tho Financial Situation." statement for the board of education by O..E. El. der. "Tho Response of the Community," Hon. W. V. Hoagland. Malo quartette, selected muaIc, Messrs. Mungor, Birge, Harrington and Clinton. Bonedlction, Rev. Hull. Tho whole building will bo lighted and open to Inspection. Doors open at 7 p. m.' Program begins at S. No admission will be charged. 3IetliodIst-rrcsbtcrlan Sunday schools 10 a. m. I Morning worship 11, Mr. Cram will preach. I Evening worship 7:30; special mu sfc by tho choir and orchestra. Robert whlto will speak; subject, "Christ's Teaching Concerning Property." ::o:: Card of Thnnks We express our heartfelt thanks to frienda and different fraternal organ izations for their sympathy and as " iSfanc'lh the death arid burial "of our beloved son and brother Henry, and for tho beautiful floral tributes. MR. and Mrs. T. M. COHAGEN and CHILDREN. Episcopal Church Sunday Fobruary 25th, tho first Sun. day In Lent Holy communion at 8 o'clock; morning service and sermon at 11 o'clock. Archdteacon Bowkor will officiato at both services. : :o: : For Sale An organ, a sanitary couch and a new carpet sweeper and vacuum cleaner combined. Phone Black G98. PRICES: Town Car $.VJ5, Sedan $015, f. o. J. Delrolf. Runabout $.'115, Touring Car $!1C0, Coiipelel $50, LOCAL AJTI) PERSONAL L. B. Dick loft last night for Omaha whcrn ho will transact, business for a couplo of days. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Smith loft Thnrs. day nftornobn for Montana, after vis iting Mrs. Charles Vornon for sovoral woeks. Relative In town hnvft" received word that a boy baby was born Mon day to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Murray, of Lincoln. Tho domestic sclonco club of the Prcsbytorian church will hold an ex change at tho Dorryberry & Forbes storo tomorrow. j You'll find lots of bargains in shoos at Tho Leader Mercantile Co.'s. School "hoes for children especially low priced. Tho Tllllkum Girls' club will meet Monday ovening at tho home of Miss Alleen Gantt, entertained by the Misses Stcgall, Howes, Cralglo, and Dorram. . Tho lower houso of tho Nobraska liOgislaturo by a small majority killed tho bill providing for tho sale of ochool lands in wos'tom Nobraska. Practically all tho 'western mem bors woro in favor of the bill. Th0 legislature has killed tho bill which provide that moving picture shows might operate on Sunday If a majority of tho votors favored such. This rids the average town of passible stiff fights at tho municipal oloctioin. A Bohemian namoj Cermac, living ut Wallace, was brought to toh"n this week charged with stealing twenty dollars' worth of coal from tho Bur lington company. He will have a hearing this morning and has said that ho will plead guilty. Geo. E. Vonlnwegen, who a quarter of a century ago was a rosldont of; North Platto, died1 at his home in Coun cil Bluffs yesterday of heart failure For a number of years pnst i)e had been employed in tho Burlington head quarters at Lincoln. Tho Trotter Agency received six Maxwell cars tho early part of this weok and expect six more tomorrow Mr. Trotter and a companion went to Omaha Wednesday night and will drivo homo two Reo sixes. Mr. Trotter says sales of cars so far this year have been very satisfactory. Statistics show that from February 1 to February 14 th0 grain delivered, to vessels at eastern seaboards viia' 8,000,000 bushels, compared with 29,- j 000,000 Diishels during tho month or) January and 58,000,000 in December.! Certainly tho unrestricted submarine warfare conducted by Germany Is hav ing an effect on our exports. Buchanan Sz Patterson have added a straw spreadler to tho equipment on their Villa Vista farm southwest of town, and aro using it to spread straw over tho wheat fields. They bollovo this will provo a great protection to tho growing wheat should strong winds prevail next spring. Tho firm will pur chase a tractor this spring and duriiur May and Juno break out about 500 acros on thoir sovoral tracts of land on tho south side. ( ilrB B - THE UNIVERSAL CAR 32081 7 Havo been built and actually delivered! to retail buyors slnco August 1, 1910, These figures 320,817 represent the actual number of cars manufactured by us slnco August 1st, 191C, and delivered by our agents to retail buyors. This unusual fall and (winter demand for Ford cars makoa It necessary for us , to conflno tho distribution of enrs only to those agents who havo orilors for immediate delivery to rotnll customors, xathor than to permit any agent to stock cars In anticipation of later spring sales. Wo aro Issuing this notlco to intending buyors that they may protect them,, solves against dolay or disappointment in securing Ford cars. If thoroforo, you aro planning to purchase a Ford car, wo ndvlso you to place your order and tako tfollvory now. Immediate orders will havo prompt attontion, Dolay in buying at this time may causo you to wait sovoral months. Enter your order today for Immediate dollvory with our authorized Ford agent listed below and don't bo disappointed later on. , FORD HENDY-OGIER AUTO CO. MASONS OBSERVE THE . ANNIVERSARY OF TEMPLE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY PRESENT AT THE ANNUAL FUNCTION LAST EVENING Quartette of Lincoln Girls Furnish Splendid Program, Supper Is Sen ed and Dancing and Card l'lu) Ing lnn Idod Masons, their wives and their chll dron to tho numbor of three hundred nnd fifty woro present Inst evening nt tho ninth anniversary of the dedica tion of Mio Masonic temple. This an niversary each year, sinco the dedlca-, tlon of tho tomplo has been observed In a social way, and has proven the on0 big function of tho year for tho mombers nnd their families, and is al ways a very enjoyable occasion. For tho anniversary exercises last ovening a quartette of young ladies of Lincoln woro secured to furnish part of tho evening's program, and In thoir selection tho commlttoo made no mis take. With violin, collo and (lute threo of tho girls rendored pleasing selections, tho fourth of tho quartetto presenting a number of reading Hint were very much appreciated, especially those of a Juvenile na ture. Thoso young lndios wore cos tumes of the continental porlod, add ing effectiveness to their selections. Following this appreciated concert lunch was sorvod, and later dancing and card playing indulged in, music being furnished by the Stamp or chestra. This feature of the evening continued until midnight. It Was to all an levenlng most delightfully spent. The committee responsible for the success of tho annivorsary was com posed 6f Dr. Cressler, Harry Dixon, W. H. McDonald, Robt. Armstrong and R. R. Dickey. " :p: : Fifteen Dollar Hogs Will tho price of hogs in South Om aha reach tho fifteen dollar mark? Well, yes, if th0 advance in the next sixty days is as great as it has been in tho past sixty. December 15, 191G, tho top prlco was $9.80, yesterday tho top prlcn was $12.G5, and odvanco of $2.85 in two months; an advanco of $2.35 in tho next sixty days will mean fifteen dollar Jiogs. Yet in tho faco of those advances, tho government ro port shows that on January i, 1917, thoro were 1,700,000 moro hog" In No braska than there woro January M, 1914. ::o:: Americans Released. A dispatch received from Berlin says that tho American sailors who wero taken to Germany on th'e steamer Yar 'rowdalo havo been -released. Tho Americans woro released, the dispatch says, after tho German gov ernment had beon Informed officially .that Gorman ships In America had not beon confiscated and that thoir crows had not boon Interned. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Laughlln, of this city, havo been visiting rolatives in Sutherland this week. MOTOR COMPANY .MMKii: IlIXLEIt passes AWAY YESTEHDAY JIOHNING Jmlgo J. W, lllxler, a. former North Platte resident, died at nine o'clock yesterday morning at Dantelson, Conn., this Information being convoyed In a tolegram received by John 13. ISvniu. Tho funeral will bo held Monday foio noon with interment in tho national comotory at Arlington, near Washing ton. D. C. Judgo Blxlor came to North Platto p a practicing attorney in the early eighties and remained until about 1S90, when ho iwns appointed to a position in tho department of Justice nt Wash ington. This position ho held until about a yoar ago when he suffered a paralytic stroke which incapacitated him from sorvlco. IK and Mrs. lllx ler then moved to Ed Blxler' sum "mer homo at Dnnlolson. Conn., nnd lat er ho suffered, ft second stroke. It Is 'supposed that tho third and final stroke catuo yestorday. During his residence In North Platto Judgf, Blxlor gnlnod n state wldo rjp- ."utatlon as n lawyer, was prominent ; In politics and a loyal moinber of thct Grand Army of tho Republic. j Modornfo Building Tills Year. Tho prosont outlook Is for moderate building operational! North Platte I .this yonr. So far as now dovoloned tho only business buildings will be th , Twiuom block on Fifth, tho Plzcr building on Locust, tho Porter bot tling workn on east Front nMl1 the Klnns building on North Locus ti Tho Keith corner on Dcnvoy and Front will bo remodoled in the interior, tho front stairway loading to tho second tloor to bo removed nnd tho two rnnnm in bo merged into one.' Tho Reynolds! apartment homiso nt Locust and Third ...in i. , ., ,. , win uu Hiunuu uiiny in uio spring, nnu Harry Block will erect a homo at Fourth and WIlloW. Several now res idonces aro under construction, one by Harry Portor on west Fifth, another by Will Klenk on west Second. A doz en or moro residences are now pro jected, somo of which nro cortnln to bo erected. 1IERS1IEYNEWS (From tho Tlmos) Grandpa and Grandma Eyorly cele brated their G9th wedding anniver sary Fobruary 25th. Grandpa Is 81 ami Grandma 83, and their birthdays and wedding annivorsary all fall In tho month of Febrnuary. Both aro enjoy ing vory fair health. John Bryan returned Tuesday from Lincoln whoro he had beon for sever y days among tho employment agen cies securing help for tho boot grow ers. He succeeded in "ccuring plenty of help for all, but tho prlco is a llttlo hlghor than lust yoar. Jonns Svcdherg sold his farm a mllo north of Uorshey the first of tho we-dt to Wm. F. Smith, of Forks, Neb. Joiihh had HiO acros -and tin consideration wa $14,000. Mr. Svedberg Is adver tising a salo in this issue and intends to move into Horshoy to live. Wm. Dyinoivd has scoured a patent on a disc attachment to a road grad er that Is said to bo a big huccos. IIn has received many letters from pro moters nnd manufacturers who wish to place It on tho markot for him. but It Is his intention to mako a trip to th factory making tho grader on which ho has attached his patent and sco If thoy do not wlh to purchase his rights. r:ct:: U. P. Will Advertise Celebration. Secretary Mooney, of tho seml-con-tonnial association, has returned from Omaha whoro ho transacted business for several days. Whllo thero ho mado arrangements for tho nocossary ma torlal for building tho floats to bo used in tho historical parado, and aj so mado very satisfactory arrange montB with tho Union Pacific relative to advertising tho colobrntlon. Tho passongor department of tho road is vory enthusiastic ovor tho colebratlon and has proffered its help in any way posslnlo It will advortlso in ovory town along Its main lino nnd brnncli03, both by postors and through tho nows. papors. Perhaps you nover lived down closo to the earth nnd felt tho pull of tho outgoing tldf, and fought dosporntely against tho current, nnd then whon i you otrctcliod out your hand to grasp I tho last straw, folt tho1 volvot touch of i a woman s "palm closlnc about yours i and lifting you to setety. "Tho World I Against Him" tho Brady Mado feature , showing at tho Crystal Saturday after noon nnd evening 1b a story of a man who found porfect bliss out boyond. It Is a thrilling love drama of a mnn who fought to hold his lawful wlfo and won. Juno Elvldgo nnd E. K. Lin coln play the loading toIob. Garage and Car Burn. Tho garngo on tho promlsos on John woioack on south Sycarnoro street to. gothor with an automlbll0 was dos troyeu by flro Wodnoedny morning Hliortly aftor two o'clck. Tho origin oi uio Jiro la unknown, and It look a3 though it may have been of in ondlary origin. Tho car had not boon a uso for sovornl days, nnd had tho .'iro originated durlng.tho day it wouL iiDt llkoly to havo slumbored ho Into into tho night boforo bursting out in a fnry. Mr. Wolback had Jeen out on tna road and arrived homo whllo tho ll'cinon woro still. at work Tim lmllil , Ins was doomed boforo tho firo truck arrived and tho firomon devoted thoir enorgy to provontlng tho IlnmoB from spreading to adjoining buildings. Tho garago and tho car woro a total loss 1 :;a;: Mrs. E. A. Garllchs leavos tomorrow for Norfolk whoro sho will visit for a "hort tlmo preparatory to Joining hor husband at Meadow Orovo, Mo. Harry Scott loft Wodnsday for Sld ny whore ho will open a restaurant. Geo. Schnrmann, who llv Just oat of tho Platto Valloy "chool houao, has cxumlnod 300 of hlH GOO stands of diee nnd finds that but fivo havo btjen winter killed. Mr. Sehnrninn Is Lincoln coun ty's heaviest honoy producor, his crop last yoar running into many tons. He still lias on liand 8,000 pound" of last year's crop, but ho will havo no diffi culty In disposing of his stock.. , ,o; . For Sale Or will trndo for Hvo stock, a four room cottage, good barn and other outbuildings located at 420 South Maple. Must bo disposed of at once. Call nt promfos or ohone Black 206. TODAY Matinee and Night. J. C. HOLLMAN, Counsel. Charlie Chaplin PLATTE THEATRE The Ho and S. Agency. HAS Lots and Cily properly for Sale. WRITES Fire, Tornado, Aulombile and Hail Insurance. LOANS MONEY on City Property. Buy a Home and pay for it each month like you pay rent. Some Homes to suit you on your terms. Let your wonts be known. ( DOOLITTLE BLDC. Office Phones Red or Black 612. Residence Phones See Book. A- Groocl e o o m in e xi cl at i o n The Business man has confidence in the boy or other em ployee with a bank account. He knows that any one who can save for himself can save for him, and that the money saved stands for character. It does not mean how much you havo saved, but the fact that you have shown a determination to do a certain tiling; that a saving bank book is in itself a ljood recommendation. You can have this kind of a recommendation by coming to the First National Bank and opening aA nccount. One dollar will do to start and you can add more whenever you have it. Four Per Cent Interest Paid on Savings. First National Bank, NORTH PLATTE, NEBR., Officials aro Blameless Washington, Feb. 22. Tho houso rulos commlttoo today decided to re port that Its Investigations of an al .logod "leak" on President Wilson's peace noto had shown no public offi cials woro rosponslblo for nny ndvnnco information on it becoming public. Tho full roport will not bo prepared baforo Saturday. - : :o: : A Chance to Sell Your Lniid. Wanted Oattlo Ranch. Must cut GOO tons of hny,If Irrigated; also pasturo land. E. I. BOSTON, Johnson, Nobr. 'TODAY IN BURLESQUE ON "CARMEN." Admission 15c and 10c J. E. SEBASTIAN, Manager.