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lloi'th Nauru platte, nebm January is, jSih. No. 1 TIIIRTY-FOURTII YEAR. Firemen Leiue fur Coin cut Ion Eight members of the North Plnlto lire department left this morning for Fremont to attend the annual conven tion of the state volunteer firemen's association. The members going wore: Cy Rus sell, J. It. Urook, Emll Trnub, Chus. May ItuIId This Year. We aro Informed that tho Lutheran building fund has now reached nearly fifteen thousand dollars and that tho prospects for starting the construction of a new edifice this year Is excellent . The amount on hand Is about one-half tho estimated cost of a building that Sandall, Frod Dck, Adam Christ and tho congregation considers will he J. It. Ilasklns. Tho boys anticipated commensurato with the needs of tho a "big time." lover-growing membership. ::o:: I .:o:: Hargcaiit lloul to Training Camp. Sargeant Cody Iioal, of Company E.l stationed nt Camp Cody, has been , Lutheran Brotherhood Mectlni,'. Forty-six members of tho Luthorau llrotherhood were tho guests of Emll selected as one of the candidates for Merschled last evening at his npatt- tho officers training school at Leon menta at tho North Platto Floral Co's Springs, Texas, and Is now at that plant. Several hours were sfpont In camp. Sargeant Fred Peterson Is at goclal conversation and listening to Sammy (J Iris Meet. Sovonty-flve or more Sammy Glrlu and a numbor of guests enjoyed n talk given by Evangelist Hunyon and songs' rendered by Mr. Campbell , at tho work room In the fcdoral build ing last evening. Hov. Runyon'a talk was along tho lino of the sorvlco the women of tho country nro rendering tho government, and highly commend. ed tho work being dono by the Sammy Girls. Letters wore read from soven soldier boys acknowledging tho rc- 31 en us Knitters. Wo have folt certain for some time that It would come tho man knitter The llrst to take up knitting In North Platto Is a bank official, and ho llnds tho work very fascinating. Ho has nbondancd his favorite gamo of "rummao," and Spends nil his ovon ings making warm garments for the soldior boys. lie thinks seriously of organizing a knitting club and has his eyes on Jack McGraw, Charley Clinton, John Clabaugh, Arthur Hush, Arthur Notice to the Public. We, .the undersigned merchants ol North Platto,. Nebraska, having boort Jted Cross Hoods Shipped. Another shipment of Ited Crojs goods were mado roady for ox'pressago the same training cam'p. The friends of these soldier boys nro cortalnly glad to learn that they are stepping up ward. y : :o: : Ilaptlst Church Notes. Tho prayer meeting of the Baptlet church will 1m? hold this week on Thursday night at 1:45 instead of on Wednesday as usual. Tho pnstor has received a telegranu from a group of laymen representing the Uaptlsts of the entire country, who met In Chicago Sunday during the great blizzard, requesting him to bo one of eight men to meet in Grand Island on Wednesday to organize Ne braska to face tho challenge of the conditions to the Baptists of America. A successful school of reunions edu cation and Sunday school methods war concluded a( the Baptist church on Sunday under tho leadership of state director Collins of Lincoln. The eigh teen who completed the course In teacher training will bo given their examinations on Thursday evening in stead of on Wednesday ns previously announced. selections by the brotherhood quart ette, composed of Harold Burke, Andy Yost, Harry Becglo and Claude Wcln gand. A hearty lunch In which figur ed sauer kraut and s'palro ribs wore served by Harold Burke and Claude Welngand, gowned in women's clothes. One feature of tho evening wns $3,1)00 In subscriptions to the church build ing fund. ,:o: : colpt of knitted goods. Acknowledge- l'lumor, Frank Murray and a numbo; mont wns mndo of a $5 donation from others who fritter away tholr even Miss Boyd, a nurse in tho General trying to corral a couple alum hos'pltal. and n like sum from a friend """ clilps. in Maxwell, also tho donation of 100 ' ::o:: vards of gauze from the General 1 " N- llfylo Arrive. hosnltol , Mr. and Mrs. Ilonry Gllfoylo, who wore married at Lincoln last weiu called togothor by tho Chairman of yostorday. Theso Included fifty-four tho Lotnl Food Administration for the sweaters, seventy 'pairs of socks, purpose of further co-operation wlttf twonty-flvo pairs of wrlslots, eight our government to tho "end that ,thw scarfs, throo wraps for hospital con- best nosslblo results nilcht be obtained valoscents and Ono holmot. This In saving food, man power and all shipment follows GOO 'pounds of stir- other unnecessary expenses havo unan- Blcal drosslngs and hospital garments Imously decided that commencing" sent put a few weeks ago, and nnothcr Monday, January 21st, 15)18. wo ftylj) shlpmoht of similar sup'pllcs will soon soil all commodities ns per government bo roady. Certainly tho women of North Instructions Issued weekly, as follows Platto aro cash over counter and enrry as per prlcew of Food Commission, a nonllnal charge of ten cent (10c) doing their "bit." ::o:: have arrived in town and nro at home F. Wright, at 108 west Third stroot. Mrs. Gil- : :o: : Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Cover, who had been visiting their son Guy, tor a cou'ple of months, left Saturday for their home in Caldwell, Idaho. Overshoes, we fit them all at prices you can afford to buy and lay avny for next season, on sale now at Tho Leader Mer. Co. Prisoner Held for Officer A man supposed to be R of Adamson, Okl-, but who has been foylo was formerly Mrs. Elizabeth going under several nssiuned names Karr-Langston. well known In North Is boing held inUho county Jail await- Platte by reason of her many visits ing tho arrival of an officer from hero as an Instructor In voice culture Oklahoma. Wright is wanted on the and who at ono tlmo had a studio hore charge of wife desertion and also for Hor rosidonco In North Platto brings a violation of tho Mann White Slavery to local musical circles a decided ac act. Local officers learned that Wright pulsltlon and to society a woman of Groat Inducements are offered you by tho Leader Mor. Co. The store Is wat In Kimball and phoned tho sheriff strong personality. filled with bargains in dry goods, shoes women's and misses ready to wear, clothing for father or son. Visit store, look. Tho Economy Knitting Club will meet Thursday afternoon at the homo of Mrs. Butler Buchanan, 514 W- 2nd street. Plenso bring your needles as we have plenty of ynrn. Nothing over like it before a flan nelette Kimona for 79 cents at Block's Vance Nealo, at one tlmo with the Stone drug store, but of late living in Colorado, hns returned to town and accepted a position with tho Rlnkor Book & Drug Co. His wife and child ren came with him. During the sale you can buy heavy outing flannel at 13'c per yard, you can buy standard and best, calicos at 9c per yard at The Leader Mer. Co. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Brown wtro called to Kimball Sunday by the death of :v relative. there to place him under arrest. This Mr. Gllfoylo Is well and popularly was dono and ho was brought to jail known as a passengor conductor on In this city, tho North Platto-Cheyonno run. IllK's IniUaie Two. Tho growing membership of tho U P.O. Elks was further increased last January Inventory sale of all heavy winter goods, clothing for mon, women and children. Shoes, dry goods. You can save many dollars now to buy evening when Howard McMlchacl of wnat you need nt Tile render Mer. :o this city and Dr. Murdock of Ogalalla Tho Baptist Ladies' Auxiliary will were Initiated. The ceremonies were hold tholr rocular monthly niootlmr witnessed by District Deputy Ha tl and 7 per cent Investments. 4 ,1 If I... til . for all' le- " J"" l,l,Tt unej, or money liveries and an additional two nor cent rate of interest 11 mIU ... .. ItllV VJtll lit 111 II itml tti'iu4tfit4jt 1m - (2 per cent) charge for icarrymg all """ . nnmnWa " ' "IMU l tiller. Wo nKk the lumrtv co-onerntlon of ""ATT, HOOIWIAN & JlUCKwSY. tho 'public and wo reallzo that this will not bo withhold, as tho patriotic citizenship of North Platto and Sur rounding community Is a well rec ognized fne,t throughout tho stutjjf Nebraska. Signed: i ' LEIRK & SANDALL T E. T. TRAMP & SONS RILEY YORK RUSH MERC. CO. WILCOX DEPT. STORE .,, LEYPOLDT & 'PENNINGTON '' , R. N. LAMB v F. D. WESTENFELD & SON JOHN A. NOBLE MRS. E. BURGNER J. L. LOUDON :o:: ,v v- Committee Sleeting' Wednesday Nltfht. Chairman M. J Forbes of tho War Savings Stamp committee, has issued a call for a mooting of tho members of it Thursday, Jan. 17th, nt tho homo of , rison of Grand Island, who wns hero the committee at the Chamber of Com- Mrs. John G. Mcllvano, who had boon seriously 111 for a week was re ported much Improved yostorday. Take advantage, visit tho storo ovory day of salo. Many now lots nro being opened ovory day and sold out at u big bargain at Tho Loador Mqr. Co's. No. lUflfi. Charter No. 3 190. Honorvo Dial. No. 10. lloport of tho condition ot tho FIRST NATIONAL BANK nt North Platte, In tho state of Nobras- ku, ai me ciobo or uuhIuchs on Decem ber 31. 1917. riHKOtmnrc.q I.oniiH and 1Im eoimtH . . . ." iui w sn -....t r l 11 UVUl UI illlH III1HU- cured I'. S. Itoiiiln (tidier (linn Liberty IIoiiiIm of 11)17) I IT. S. bonds do- poHlted to ho euro circulation (par valuo) . . .$100,000.00 h. iinmiH aui 45S.7G Mrs. - Stryson, 30 South Vine street A full attendance Is desired. Have you over tried a Henderson Fashion Form Corset, best made? All the new spring models on dlsplny at E. T. Tram'p & Sons. I to make an official Inspection of the dodge. Ho complimented Its condition. and feelingly referred to tho lnrgo number of Its members who hnd Join ed the army or navy service. Thu merco rooms tomorrow ovenlng. There eertlllcnteH of indobto d n o 8 h plodded to se curo IT. 8. do poaits (par val- colors Is ra'pldly approaching twenty The Happy Hour Club will bo en- thousand, quite nn army in itself. tertained Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Mcsscraul, 407 South Maple Mrs. Greeno will assist tho hostess. Buy a $30.0?) ladles coat at Block's for $18.45, or a $20.00 coat for $9.95. nro sixty-five members of this com. tulltnn ntwl n I title mniHiiiv 41m vltf IV til ue) uiiviuu wiii iu niin iiitvviiis uiu mij I Total U. S. bonds be divided Into districts and two or (other than ( more members assigned to onch dls number of Elks who have Joined tho trlct. Thls ,8 tll0 wcok fol. tho Wlir Saving Stamp drive, but on account of tho non-arrival of advertising matter, 1.000.00 Our First Sale Beginning January 15th Hand Mesh We offer our complete line-of Bags, HandjjPurses, Pocket Books, Bags, Traveling Sets, Girdles, Comfos and Hair Pins. At di 20 50 Per Cent eduction These goods are all new and up-to-date. Don't miss this chance of getting the best for your money. Come early and get your choice. Fine Line of Hand Purses for School Girls. Sale will Continue until Saturday at 9 p. m. CASH AUSTIN, JEWELER. Corner Front and Dewey. :o:: 1 jrcflovern llcslgns. Frank J. McGovern resigned his position with Herstehfeld, tho clothier, Snturday evening. His long and vory efficient sorvlco yith Welngand and McDonald and later with J. B. Mc Donald made him an Important trade factor with the storo. Mr. McGovern has several positions, under consider ation. ,:o: : Wl) Celebrate Anniversary. Tho fiftieth anniversary of tho or ganization of tho B. P. O. Elks will bo fittingly observed in a social way by tho local lodge on February lfith. At tho meeting of tho Elks last even ing a committee was authorized to arrange for a fitting social function that will ho in keeping with tho im portance of tho event in celebrates. liberty HondH) and cnrtlflcatos of IndobtodiiL-HM Liberty Loan lioiHlH, unplcdK :il4 per cent and i per cent. tho campaign In North Platte has lcon !J"';' Hfn,',"l'S7: c0-1 i hi '.t ' 101,000.00 2,972.00 delayed a fow days with the oxpectan tlon that this literature will arrive. It Is expected that every momher of tho committee will bo present "nt the meeting tomorrow night. ' ::oi: U. a. bonda pledKou to mo euro poHtulsav denoRltH ID. 000. 00 Sci'urltlen other than U.H. bonds (not Including HtockH) own- - " od unnledired. 2S.BSS:97" Total boiuln, ho- HeeurltlcM. cte. Stock ot feder al Hoiiorvo Hank (JiO per cont of- mib- HCl'llltlOll) .... Valuo of banlc- inir Iiolihu ... GO. 000. 00 Infinity In bnulc- iiik noimv. Real oatate own ed other than Imnlclnir Iiouho Lawful rcHorvo with I'cderal KoHeive Hank CaHh In vault and net amount duo from na tional banks. The nnnunl January Inventory salo lasts during tho month, or only 12 days more nt Tho Leader Mercantile Co. New lots bolng opened up overy day. Tho funeral of tho lato Valentino Schrmnnn was hold from tho Luther-1 an church Saturday afternoon, Row Koch conducting tho service. Though tho weather was incloment many friends woro present. There were ninny benutiful llornl tributes. Women of North Platto and tho con tiguous territory aro missing tho bar gain ovont of tho year If thoy fall to attend Block's January rienrance salo. Prices on many of tho garment are reduced nearly one-half. Now spring merchandise arriving, dally m our Dry goods department E. T. Tramp & Sons. L. C. Morrow, district supervisor of local Order of Moose, arrived In town yesterday nnd will begin a membership campaign for that order. Ho has Just P'VroS ..IWl completed a cnmpnlgn In Grand Is land that res'ultcd Into about 200 now members. Wo nro still soiling our wool bats nt $2.25, a real bargain. E. T. Tramp & Sons. The Lutheran Aid society will mUo Nfrom"banka and Thursday aftomoon in the Fcdoral building for Red Cross work- On Thursday of next wcok tho Catholic ladles will meet at the same place for slmllnr work. Tho Walker Music Co. has Jnet received another largo shipment of Brunswick Phonographs, alBo 'planofi Tticir store is again urn oi nrnn stuff. Tho next regular toachors examina tion will bo hold ono day only, Satur- . . ' A day, .lanuary lain, ai mo usual piacqs. capital stock Alleen Gantt. Co. Sunt... USAumi If you aro In need of somotlllm; indlvlded proiltH extra ,11 ne for Infants dresBos v'liild underwenr we have what you want, E. T. Tramp & Sons. 43.5SS.97 4,500.00 60,000.00 ,2C0.0O 7C0.0O 52.133.04 156,503.43 n-npw hankers, and trust compan ies other than Included in ItoniH 13. 14 and 15 Chocks on other banks in tho samo city or town as report ing bank (oth er than Item 17) Hedomptlon fund wun u. n. Treasurer nnd duo from U. S. Tivanuror .... 5,783.79 13,133.10 i 5,000.00 233,244.31 Total $1,085,018.90 JjlAUllilTlHH $100,000.00 C0.000.00 24,970,72 Lay Your Bets on the Boys in the Trenches By Buying War Saving Stamps DRIVE JANUARY 18-19 These Baby Bond are the Most Profitable Investment on the Market Groups of Persons Are Pledging Themselves to Buy Saving Stamps on Partial Payments. Hundreds of Men Each Have Agreed to Buy a $4.12 Stamp Each Week Thousands of Children Are Buying the Little Stamps ,J Lohb current ox- peiiHOH, Interest ami taxes nald 11.875.45 13.095.27 Circulating notos . outtitandlnK .. ' 100,000.00 Net amounts duo to hanks, bank ers, and trust coinpanles (oth- than In- culudod in 30 or 31 ) 31,340.91 Individual do- ' , poHits subject to nhoek 514,212.28 ' .: Cortlflcatos of dopoult duo in Ichh than 30 " days (other b.v borrowed.. 22.0S3.10 Certllled checks 100.00 CaHbiors checks nutHtaudliii; .. .',r,r.'.u;i Time dopotjlls subject to ro sorve (paynblo after 3D days, or Hiibjnct to 30 ' days or morn notice, and noHtal savings: CortlllcateH of " deposit (other than for mon ey borrowed 220,310.10 Postal uavIiiKH deposits 8,704.82 Othor tlmo do- . . posits 10,000.37 War savliiKH de posit certlflcato apd thrift stamp afctuut. 903.09 Othor United Stutos dcpoults IncludlliK de- - posits of U. H. dlsburslnb' officers 1,000.00 821,923.03 Total $1,085,018.90 State of Nebraska, County of Lincoln as. I, V. Is. Mooncy, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that tho abovo statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. P. Jm MOONEY, Cashier. SubHcribod and sworn to before mo this lltll day of January, 1018. K. H. OOODMAN, Notary Public. Correct Attost; 13. P. SEEBEnQEIt, HAY -C. IiANQFOUD. DIreotora.