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6 She M o rth mi-WitMv Oiribmvc. THIRTY-THIRD YEAR. NORTH PLATTE, NEB., AUGUST 7, 1917. No. 59 FINISH ITS 1V0KK TODAY CITY AND COUNTY NEWS. The solcctlvo draft oxnmlnlng board! will comploto Its work tonight, only Blxty-flvo mon romainlng last night to bo examined. About twenty had boon oxamlned prior to Sunday, about seventy woro examined Sunday, about nn equal number yestorday, and tlio last of tho 230 will bo passed upon to day. Tho board has been oponlng Its sosslon at soven o'clock In tho morn ing and continuing tho work as lato In tho evening as applicants presented themselves. Tho men aro examined by Dr. Geo. B. Dent, and Dr. J. S. Slmms, Sheriff Salisbury looks after the registration of tho men and filing of exemptions and County Clork Allon takes down on tho typewriter tho ans wors to tho question propounded by tho oxamlning physicians. Up to olght o'clock last evening tho figures wore as follows: Number examined 160 Number discharged for physical disability y 32 Numbor filing exemptions C5 Number not asking oxemption ... G3 More than nine-tenths of those filing exemptions give dependents as thoir claim; these dependents usually con sisting of wife, or wifo nnd ono or more children, but in quite a fow In stances tho dopendonts aro classed as aged parents. Today is tho last day for filing ex emptions, and the board will prob ably begin considering these exemp tions tomorrow and complete tho work as rapidly as possible. It Is prob able that tho men who will compose Lincoln county's quota of 115 will bo passed upon in time for Friday's issue of Tho Tribune. In considering the exemptions tho board will take up tho names in tho ro tation in which they were drawn, and unless tho board is very libaral in its exemptions, some of those who were passed and did not claim exemption will not bo included In. tho ono hun dred and fifteen required. Quite naturally those who filed ex emptions will await with much inter est and concorn tho verdict of the board In their individual claims. LOCAL PHOTO PLAY AT KEITH, AUGUST 8, 0 AND 10 CALLED TO AIMS. Ever' limn who has enlisted in tho Army or Nntlonal Guard, or who ."wis drawn .In the .draft, should make a provision for his wife, mother, sister or protect his business interest Hint ho is leaving by Inking out nn Old Lino Life Policy at onccTlioy aro worlh their face in Europe; no extra premium charged as long as insured remains in territory limits of tho United States. Pol. Icics limited to $2,000 on nny ono man. See or phono J. E. SEBASTIAN, State Agent, Brodbcclc Rldg., North Plntte, Nob. with Old Minn. Mutual Life Insur nnco Co. Tho bans of marrlago of Miss Mary Fokin and Albort Kupp woro announc ed from St. Patrick's church Sunday morning for tho first tlmo. Mrs. Hnrmnn Chambers and baby, of Koystono, who woro guuests of hcrj paronts Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Coatos last wook, havo returned homo. Engineer James McNeil, who has been running out of Evansijon for sflmo time, has been ill for several days from ptomaine poisoning. Benjamin Harrison Smith, of Arthur and Miss Anna C. Kahlor of-McCook wore united In marriago yostorday morning by County Judgo Fronch. A baby boy was born yostorday morning at a local hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gantt. Ho will bo called Fulton Shirley Gantt. All concerned aro doing nicely. Forrest Leonard Barbeo, ago 18 and Hazel A. Tabor, ago 16 were mar. rled Saturday afternoon by Cpunty Judgo French in tho presence of thoir fathers, John Barbee and William R. Tabor. Trainmon report an exceptionally heavy rain Sunday night all tho way from Choyonno to Lodge Polo, and ta pering off as they camo east Imme diatoly west of town tho rain was con siderably heavier than horo. One man who was examined before the board yostorday was found to havo both kidnoy and heart troublo, and when discharged his faco was wreath ed in smilos. Evidently ho considered it bottor to bo an invalid at homo than a sound, hearty soldier on tho battlefield. John Rodino was badly bruised Sat urday whon tho scaffolding on tho C W. Edwards new house broke nnd ho was precipitated to the ground, a dis tance of twelve or thirteen feet. Ho sustained a sprained ankle, wrenched shoulder and bruises on tho body, but is thankful that tho Injuries woro not moro serious. I ''Laugh and- the world laughs with you, cry and you get the gate," con tends smiling Douglas Fairbanks. There will bo no causo for "getting the gate" if you visit-tho. 'Keith tho atro on Monday and Tuesday when "Poug" appears on the screen in his 3rt Artcraft picture, "In Again Out Again." a satire crammed full of hearty laughs. Otto Meamer, living on tho Schmal arlcd farm northwest of town market ed ,a load of potatoes yestorday for which ho received two dollars per bushel. Mr. Mosmor says his crop will bo fully 1,000 bushels, 500 bushels of which aro now roady for market. Ho expecta to market sweet corn tho lat ter part of this week, and ho says his crop of watermelons aro coming along fine. Our Homo People Will Take Part In Producing a Great ltallroad Drama, Entitled "Tho Open Switch." CRYSTAL THEATRE FRIDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 10, AT 3:00. Special matinee presenting Baby Marie Osborne in "TOIiD AT TWII.iaHT " Free to all children under 10 years of age. Reg ular price to adults. For Her Summer Dainties, Ice cream, ices, sherbets, frozen custards, etc., we supply Freezers, of standard manufacture and in several sizes ca ff pacily of from one quart up to gallons. Tho peoplo of North Platto will soon havo tho opportunity of soolng local peoplo in a inovlo drama. Tho story of tho drama runs as follows; Mr. Bornnrd Powers, W. J. Tlloy, suporintondont of tho railroad and his daughtor Holon, Loulso Otonstoln, leave thoir beautiful homo, tho homo of E. R. Goodman in this city, in thoir auto for down town. On tho way thoir machine collidos with anothor car oc cupied by Mesdamcs F. R. Buchanan, P. G. Buchanan, J. B. Edwards, Por ry Cattson and Miss Waugh, and a bad accident follows. Jack Manning, Er nest Rinckcr, a young engineer and the hero of tho story happons to see tho accident and by a groat effort nnd display of courago, saves Holon from sorlous injury. Holon is tnkon to his homo nnd given medical attention. A month later, aftor Holon has rocovorod from hor Injuries, Jack calls at hor homo also Jim Hilton, Ralph Coatcs, anothor young onglncer, and rival for Helen's hand happens to call at tho same tlnio nnd tho two lovors onnct a scone of conquest for tho horoine. Hol on is compelled to chooso botweon tho two and Jack is tho lucky man. Jack tho next day calls on Mr. Pow ers to ask for Helen's hand In mar riago. Mr. Powers grants tho wish providing Jack wins tho raco for tho fast mall on his road. Jim learns that Jack is the one to run tho raco and In jealous rage throws tho switch and causes a terrible wreck which blocks tho tracks to provent Jack from win ning the raco and tho girl. Tho wreck scenes are taken from an actual wreck which occurred near' Afton Junction, Iowa. You will seo tho engines crash togethor and finally tho mass of twist ed iron under which lay the fireman and engineer. But the tracks aro cleared In tlmo for Jack to, win tho race and tho girl in spite of- all odds. Tho next Is a grand wedding scene at tho Prosbytor an church. A largo audience of tho most popular pooplo of tho city take part In the wedding scone. Lator on Jim is arrested by Pr man Jones on the streets but ho gives tho policeman tho Blip nnd a llvoly chase takes place. Jim runs away with a car to get away from tho police Jim does not know that tho car has a broken steering wheel but forces Mr, Man to take him anyway. Tho car runs off a forty-foot embankment and lands in tho river with Jim and the driver. Tho pollco finally capture Jim and land him safe in prison. Remombor tho date, August 8, 9 and 10, at the Kolth theatre. Iteforination Picnic Tho following has been suggested as the oats for tho picnic dinner to be hold at 1 p. m. Friday, August 10th at tho city park: Roast moats, potato salad, doviled oggs, bread and butter pickles, pio and cheoso. Coffeo to bo furnished by tho ladies' aid society of tho Lutheran chuirch. All churches of tho city aro cordially invited to par ticipate with u in this picnic. Tables and soats will bo provided at tho park for tho use of all, and it has boon sug gested that each family prepare a bns kot dinner for themselves and frlonds. Tho North Platto Municipal band will furniBh music for tho occasion. COMMITTEE. : :o: : Hoys Called to Nnvy. Sovoral North Plattd boys who on- listed In tho navy havo boon cnllod to Omaha, from whoro they will bo sent to naval training stations. Waltor Hoxlo loft last night and will roport today; Josso Vornon, Arthur McCabo and Claronce Day havo boon orderod to roport August 15th and Paul Otton stoln on tho 17th. ::o:: School Opens September 10th. Supt. Tout roquests us to stato that tho city schools will opon Monday. September 10th. This will correct re ports that tho sohools would not opon until Novombar. Tho board of educa tion and Supt. Tout havo practically completod all nrrangomonts for tho oponlng. : :o: : Notice Tho pooplo of North Platto and sur rounding precincts who pledged Rod Cross war funds can pay thoir pledgos at tho Chambor of Commorco rooms to Mr. Durbln. Notlco to Water Consumers. During tho last two years when ov- orythlng olso has raised In price from 50 to 100 por cont tho price of water has not Increased In splto of tho fact thnt, due to the increaso in tho cost of mntorial and labor, tho yearly expense of tho Wator dopartmont has boon In creased about $3000. North Platto Is furnishing water to its consumers at a lower rato than any city in Nebraska but in ordor to do this wo must cut out all unneces sary oxponso. Ono of those unnoces say oxponso of printing and postage on notices to delinquent wator con sumers. Tho ordinance requires wat or consumers to pay bills at tho wator oft'leo on January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st, without notlco from tho wator dopartmont that bill is duo. Motors aro road quartorly and a slip loft showing tho amount of water that has boon consumed nnd this Is a notlco that wator bill Is due. A notlco Is also put in oach city papor stating wator bills aro ready and this should bo sufficient notlco. Wator consumors aro expected to boar thoso dates In mind and pay bills botweon tho 1st nnd 20th of tho abovo named months which is tho limit of tho discount porlod and also tho limit of credit, Tho discount of One cont per .1000 gallons given by tho city is for no othor reason than to encourage tho prompt pnymont nnd when this falls then othor measures must bo resorted to. If bills nrd not paid by tho 20th tho ordinance states that tho sorvlco shall bo shut off. On AugU3t 1st, 1917, there woro ovor 400 delinquent water bills, about one- third of our consumors. Thoso bills nro not largo and 90 per cont of thorn belong to business mon, railroad in on and others who are amply able to pay thorn but simply neglect to do so. No tices havo boon sont out to all de linquent consumers and tho limit of paymont sot not lator than August 10 If bills aro not paid by that tlmo and you find your sorvlco shut off don't get angry but Just remombor that you must havo an unpaid wator bill and that the water dopartmont needs tho Trionoy. Kindly boar this in mind-and let 'each ono In future try to bo tho first to pay Instead of tho last and tho water department will greatly appro elate, tho favor. HERSHEY S. WELCH, Wator Commissioner. EXEMPTIONS WILL HE CHECKED BY THE DEFENSE COUNCIL FOR RENT Houses, store, furnished and linfur. nlshed rooms, storage space nnd safe deposit boxes. BRATT, GOODMAN & BUCKLEY. n t Evans and Sandnll on Battleship Albln Sandall and Everett Evans, who Joined tho navy sovoral weeks ago and liavo Bince been stntionod at Nor folk, Va., woro assigned to tho Bat tl03hip Texas Saturday morning and started on n cruise. In a lottor homo Mr. Evans stat03 that it will bo sov. oral months boforo ho can send word again . -: :o: : Cases of oxemption filed with tho county boards aro not to bo treated lightly by tho govornmont. Each qirostionnblo caso acted upon by tho local oxemption hoards, in to bo indi vidually investigated and a soparato roport mado to tho govornmont. Such stand is taken to provont misrepre sentation being mado to tho board. Tho govornmont hns appointed T. C. 'atterson, chairman of tho County Council of Dofonso, to act hero. Mr. Patterson's nppolntmont comos from tho president through Governor Novlllo, and tho lottor notifying him, which was resolved yostorday morning, says In part: 'Tho prcsidont ronllzoa that it will bo very difficult for tho local boards In tho investigation of tho largo num bor of cases to admlnlstor tho selec tive sorvlco law without mistnkos bolng mado in thoso cases whero mls- roprosontntlons nro mado to tho board. It will bo tho prlvllcgo of tho pooplo of your community to placo boforo you any ovidonco that they may havo tondlng to dlsprovo claims for oxemp tion mado to tho local boards by mon who doslro to ovado sorvlco and In turn you will mnko your roport to tho federal district board giving tho fncts as you find thorn to bo." : :o: : Miss Boulah Owens, of Coznd, camo a fow days ago to visit with tho Mlssos Eldor. John Christ, of Pnxton, camo Sun day to visit with his sister miss Efflo Christ. Mr. nnd Mrs. C. H. Simpson loft a fow days ago for oastorn points to visit relatives. Miss Margaret Frodorlcka, of tho Tramp dry goods dopartmont, is tak ing a wook's vacation. Mrs. Geortgo Brown will loavo tho first of no.t wcok for York to visit rolatlvcs for ton days. Miss Eunlco Babbitt camo from Lin coln last evening to visit for sovoral CITY AND COUNTY NEWS Tho Mlssos Stonnor left last ovonlng for Ogdon nnd othor wostorn points. Tho Club Novlta will moot Wcdnos day aftornoon with Mrs. Chas. Llerk. Supt, Tout, of tho city schools, re turned last ovonlng from Lincoln whoro ho had boon taking a special courso at tho unlvorslty summer school. Tho board of education hold a moot ing last ovonlng and elected flvo or six toachora to fill vacancies which exist ed. If all accont tho corns of teachors will bo comploto. Tho Boy Scouts returned at noon yostorday from thoir onenmpmont at Lamplugh's lako. Tho Scouts volun tcor tho information that thoir camp Hfo for ton days was vory onjoynblo, A Sunday school rally, In which tho schools of tho west 'part of tho county will participate will ho hold at Siith orland next Sunday. Tho oxorclsos will begin In tho morning, a basket dlnnor will bo served nt noon and tho program contlued aftor dlnnor. T. M. Cohagen roturned tho latter part of last wook from Pittsburg and Now York City, attending tho Mooso convention In tho former city and vis iting rolntlvos In tho lnttor. Ho on countored oxtromoly hot woathor and this lntorfored to somo extent with tho pleasures of tho trip. Evangollst John II. Booth will preach ono of his popular sormons'nt tho Christian church this ovonlng at 8 o'clock. Tho speaker Is a repre sentative of tho Church Extension Board. You will find him woll quali fied to food tho sould a spiritual foaBt. "Do your boosting" by coming out Mombora of Company E nro-becoming restless; thoy aro growing tired of inactivo Hfo. Not bolng suppliod with proper shoes, a majority of tho boys cannot stand much drilling, as soro foot ensuo, nnd this 1b ono thing that must bo guarded against In soldier Jlfo. Up to this morning Captain Hal llgnn bad, received no word as to tho probable tlmo Ms company will bo' or- weoks with tho homo folks. Thoro will bo a special mooting of dored to ohtraln. Sarah Robokah lodgo Wodnosday ov-: air cnra of thrr.hranch freleht train , woro derailed fivo mlloa west of Osh- oning. Installation of officers. Tho sixteen mombors of Compnny E who woro transferred to tho Gothen burg company, woro taken to that placo yesterday In nutomobllos. Tho Gothenburg company now has 135 mon. Six hundred mon nro needed to fill tho thrco Nobraska reglmonts to wnr footing nnd it is probablo that this numbor will bo taken from mon of tho solectivo draft. kosh Saturday. Among tho derailed cars woro two tank cars of gasoline, ono of which was ponetratod by a brokon rail and much of tho gasolino rnn into tho ditch nnd was gathered up in milk cans by Oshkosh peoplo and farmers. Harry Cramor, of this city, wds a pasongor in tho cnbooso and sus tained a brulso on tho olbbw that was quite painful. ::o: GrasslJoppors aro damaging quito a fow of tho alfalfa flolds in tho valloy. In a few Instances tho only thing loft in tho flolds aro tho coarso stalks of tho plants, all tho leaves having been stripped by tho Insocts. Tho city council will moot In rogu lar sosslon this evening for tho trans action of gcmerul business. It la probablo that Mayor Waltemath will namo a successor to Night Policeman WIckom, who resigned tho lnttor part of last woek. Weather forecast for North Platto and vicinity; partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, not much change In temporaturo IHghost tomporaturo yostorday 83, a year ago 9G; lowost last night 58, a year ago 03. A regular mooting of Harry E. Brown camp, United Spanish War Votejnns will bo hold tonight In tho IC, P. hall. Business of Importance to como boforo tho camp. For Salo Copper Kind rango almost now, also Rivorsido hard 'coal stovo In good condition. C. W. Edwards, 303 wost Fourth street. Frod LaBlllo, of St. Louis, formorly of this city, who had boon visiting his sisters Moedamoa Kitchom and Stonor, loft last ovonlng for wostorn points. A' regular moating of tho Eastorn Star will bo hold Thursday ovonlng, I August 9th. All visiting mombora I invited. Social hour. Goorgo Hanlon who spout tho past year as advance bill poster with a dr am returned homo yostorlay Lewis Mlcholson, of Odoesa, Wash., camo a fow days ago to visit with thef Burko family. Miss Julia Dunn, of Chicago, arrived here last wook to visit hor sistor Mrs. James Hart. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Sherwood loft this morning for Lcvan, Utah, to Bpond ton days. ::o:: We have a buyer for 1 to 0 room house . south of track. What have you BHATT, GOODMAN & BUCKLEY. The Big Bright Star of the film firmament Douglas Fairbanks "In Again-Out Again" Keith Theatre August 13 and 14. Dodge Brothers Closed Cars I will have a carload of Dodge Brothers conver tible sedans and coupes in this week. Both of these models are readily changed for either summer or winter weather driving in a few minutes. The person buying a convertible sedan or coupe is just a year ahead of the crowd. These all-weather cars (we certainly have such weather in Nebraska), are sure the coming family cars. Drop in and ex amine the beauty and convenience of these cars. J. V. ROMIGH, MOTOR CARS. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA. . . .