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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1915)
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,
FUNERAL OF ARCHBISHOP QUIGLEY IN CHICAGO
A Man's Room in Summer Dress
COST OF ROAD IMPROVEMENT
Federal Roads Dill Shifts Part of
Burden From Farmer to City Resi
dent Interestlno Figures.
That federal aid will shift part of
Funeral procession of Archbishop James Edward Qulgloy of Chicago as seen on Michigan boulevard, tho au
tomobile hcarso escorted by members of Catholic societies.
n a nnpftir
Western Kansas Has Philan
thropist to Itself.
Makes No Noise, School Libraries Hlo
Hobby, and Churches of All
Creeds Are Well Taken
Topeka. Out In western Kansas
lives a modest man Georgo W. Fin
nup of Garden City who is conduct
ing a "foundation" of his own. While
it Is not receiving tho publicity that
tho Rockefeller foundation or tho Car
neglo foundation enjoys, tho Flnnup
foundation Is doing much good for
Mr. FInnup's hobby Is to holp tho
country schools and churches, and
tho good ho Is doing in this respect
is attested by tho peoplo of six coun
tlos In tho southern part of tho state.
If thoro Is a slnglo country school In
tlioso counties which has no library,
it Is not Mr. FInnup's fault. If thoro
Is a church in Garden City and vicin
ity that isn't equipped with n perma
nent fund for its upkeep, it 1b duo to
an oversight on his part.
Thlrty-Blx years ago Georgo Flnnup,
a thirtcon-year-old boy, camo from
Indiana with his parents and settled
at Garden City. From that day to this
ho has worked llko a Trojan. Fat
years and lean years found him ener
getically engaged In tho usual pur
suits of westdrn Kansas ranching
and handling real estate Ho learned
thrift at tho start and ns a conse
quence ho 1b perhaps tho wealthiest
man In southwestern Kansas.
Somo tlmo ago Mr. Flnnup con
eolved tho idea of using tho monoy
.which ho had mado, or' a largo por
tion of it at least, In trying to mako
western KnnsaB a better placo In
which to live. His mind naturally
turned to tho foundation on which
wealth and happiness rest education
What could ho do to improve the cdu
catlonal facilities of tho schools and
Ihus cqufp tho children of tho western
plains for a hotter chance in life?
Tho public furnished tho textbooks
If a family was too poor to buy them;
tho district supplied tho building, tho
blackboards and teacher. Ono essen
tial was lacking, however a good li
brary. So ho mado a proposition to
every country Bchool In Finney coun
ty that ho would donate a sum of
monoy if it would match It, for tho
purposo of equipping tho school of
that district with an uptodato li
brary. Every district -In tho county
Jumped at tho chance.
Tho result is that tho country chil
dren of Finnoy county havo access to
ns good books as do tho children of
tho largor cities. So popular was tho
ontorprlso that Mr. Flnnup extended
tho proposition to flvo other countlcB
In southwestern Kansas, and thoy, too,
tirn tnklnc nrtvnntnpn nf It with nvM.
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Ity. Mr. Flnnup doesn't rcqulro each
school to put up a sign "This Is a
Flnnup Library." Ho Is not courting
publicity, In a modest way ho Is try
ing to help IiIb follow men without us
ing a brass band.
Tho books selected for tho school
libraries nro chosen by a commltteo
named by tho district boards. Tho
only suggestion Mr. Flnnup mnkes is
that tho hooka shall bo wholesome
and that thoy cover history, tho scl
oncos nnd fiction. No "yellow backs"
or coarso books nro permitted.
After getting his library enterprise
well started, Mr. Flnnup branched
uui. 111 UHUiuur uirucuuu. i-.uucauon
must ho accompanied with religion to
assure tho host results, ho reasoned,
nunougu no nimsoic is not a cnurcn-
RohiB man. Tho influence of tho
church, next to tho school, would help
western Kansas matorlally, ho bo- who aro regardod with tho highest es
lioved. Ho did not caro to pass judg- teem by their British neighbors. TIiIb
mom on mo several creeds nor to
aictate wuom tho churchos should
employ as pastors. Ho Bimply do-
ciuou to help an or tuem in Garden
Boneo In Shark's Stomach.
Miami, Fla. A skull, a right shoul
4or blado, a loft thigh bono, and bov
oral other smaller bonoB woro found
in tno Btomacn or a 12-foot shark
caught by Henry Sanford ot Rich-
Held, Conn. Tho victim was a white
WOMEN AS CAR CONDUCTORS
They Have Done 80 Well That They
May Be Retained After
War Is Over.
Newcastle, Eng. As streot car con
ductors women havo dono so well hero
that mnny people bcllevo they will bo
retained after tho war, or at least
that they will be regarded as equally
cllglblo with men for such positions.
At the last meeting of tho tram
ways commltteo tho general manager
reported that 48 woman conductors
had been trained and half that num
ber were now in full chargo of cars.
"Tho employment of women," he
said, "has been an unqualified suc
cess. They havo dono far better tnan
tho most sanguine expectations when
wo first ventured on tho experiment."
Tho commltteo decided to employ
more woman conductors and an an
nouncement was mado that applica
tions for service In that capacity
would be welcomed.
NOW DOES HIS OWN TIPPING
Columbus Restaurant Keeper Tries
Unique Plan and Finds It
Columbus, O. Manager Ben liar
man of a local restaurant tips his wai
ters, so that with their regular week
ly stipend and the plunder picked up
from generous patrons they are rea
Harman says It pays to tip waiters.
Tho way ho docs it is this: Each
month there is a coutost, all of tho
waiters being ontored. The one who
shows tho largest receipts gets $15.
Tho waiter sorving tho largest number
of persons gets $10, and tho third
prlzo of $5 goes to tho best all around
avcrago for politeness.
LOVE GERMAN PASTOR
Tllo recent lint .Oormnn Hnln In
Great Britain, which camo as a climax
to tho sinking of tho Lusltanla, was
not directed nt oviirv German inhnbl
tant of the British umniro. for thoro
aro still a groat number ot Germans
has boon strongly emphasized lu Blr.
mlnghnm, England, in tho cobo of
Rov. Gertrude von Totzold, M. A., who
la seen In tho accompanying photo
graph at work preparing a sermon.
For oighteon yenrs sho has been a res
ldont of England and during that tlmo
- aha has endeared hersolf In tho hearts
- ot her nolKhbors to such a decreo that
thoy havo petitioned tho homo secre-
tary to grant her naturalization pa
pers. Sho is tho poBtor at Wavorly
Road Unitarian church and has taken
I her decree at Edlnhurch untversltv.
CITY IN ARE EASY
Swindlers Now Pass Up
Automobiles and Newspapers Have
. Combined to "Put Them Wise" to
the "Con" Man Town Folk
Still Fall- for Swindles.
Omaha. Attracted by tho great
prosperity of tho trans-Missouri coun
try, an army of sharpers and "con"
men aro Bwarmlng around Nebraska
farmers. But they aro meeting with
mighty poor success, Tho rurnlists
who, a few years ago, would "blto" at
almost any old bunco game have be
como so thoroughly sophisticated that
they aro as wary as a jack rabbit and
as wise as a treeful of owls.
Tlio lightning-rod agents aro going
out of business; the washing-machine
salesmen who take fake receipts foi
their goods are hunting other pas
tures, and tho Bpurlous nurserymen
who sell willow sprouts for grape
trees aro finding that they are no lon
ger able to dispose of their stock. The
farmers are "wlso" to their tricks.
There aro still many schemes
worked on tho gulliblo to separato
them from their money, but the gulli
blo ones aro tho city men and the
men from tho towns not the farmers.
Now und then a man from the coun
try is buncoed out of a fow dollars,
but when tho "con" man of tho pres
ent starts out after monoy In big
bunches ho goes after tho city men
and lets tho farmer severely alone.
Tho automobiles and the newspa
pers have worked tho transformation.
Back of tho automobiles aro tho great
corn and wheat fields, ot courso, but
tho autos havo put tho farmers In tho
suburban class everywhere and the
newspapers havo taught thorn tho
wiles of tho bunco artists.
When the Mabray gang 0 awin
diers, operating In Omaha and Council
Bluffs, cleaned up more than $1,000.
000 on their bunco games It was sig
ntflcant that not a single farmer was
caught by thorn, but that every ono
of their victims camo from tho cities
and larger towns.
William Hall, a farmer of Cass coun
ty, was approached by a suave strang
er who wanted to leave a barnful of
waBhlng machines at Hall's placo and
got Hall's signature to a rental con
tract while tho agent was out selling,
Tho farmer Baw that the contract was
so worded that It becamo a promis
sory note under certain conditions, so
ho had tho fellow arrested.
Last Bummer and fall a gang went
through the West soiling wild horses
to any purchaser, tho purchaser to
go down into Arlzoun and catch his
horses right on tho plains. Many
tlimiKnnd'R of dollars were nnlrl In tn
their trensuror, hut not a single pur
chaser was ablo to catch ono of the
horsos ho had bought. And these fol
lows did not oven attempt to sell to
tho farmors. Thoy wont after tho city
men and tho men In tho small towns.
A fow years ago no farmer in Ne
braska could build a now barn with
out half n dozen lightning-rod agents
going after him. They oven offered
to put tho lightning rods up almost
freo of chargo In order to boat the
other fellow. But after soma of the
contracts turned up nt tho bank In
tho form ot sight drafts tho farmers
becamo suspicious. Now tho light
nlng-rdd man can do business In the
towns and small cities, but ho cannot
sell a yard of lightning rod to a
Tho farmers have got so keon they
can smell a swindling schemo beforo
tho sharpor has a chauco to unfold
his schemo to thorn.
All these schomes are still worked.
But now It Is tho man from tho snmll
town or tho forelgnor who Is caught
by them. Tho western farmers havo
got tho monoy, but thoy no longer
wear chin whiskers, nor do they havo
hayseed In their hair and lizards on
uicir uacas. uut no ' con" man can
fool them any moro.
Fined for Spanklnn.
Evansvlllo, ind. After ndmlttliiK he
spanked his sixtoon-year-old daughter
tor going out at night with a "boau,"
Frank II. Otto, a local business man
waB nued In tho city court.
tho burden of roud Improvement from
'ho farmer to the city resident, Is
clearly shown by tho report of tho
lolnt congressional commltteo pro-
pared by Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr.,
hairman. Farmers will be particu
larly Interested In tho figures present
ed. Bourno shows that since national
revenues aro derived from indirect
taxes, contributions to national funds
are practically In proportion to pop
ulation. While census reports snow
that less than half of the peoplo resldo
In cities of 2,500 or more, the fact
Is that most residents of cities of 2,
500 and less are in reality city resi
dents. Out of 15,9G3,9G5 families, 6,'
089,838 resldo on farms. Of 38.1C7.336
persons engaged In gainful occupa'
Hons, 12.G59.203 nro engaged In ngri-
2ulturo, forestry and animal Iiub-
Sky Line Drive One of Most Pic-
turesque and Spectacular Roads in
West It Is Built Along the Top of
a Ridge 800 Feet Above Canon City,
bandry. Other statistics also show
that only about-one-third of the total
population is rural.
Therefore, it is clear that under
federal aid about two-thirds of tho
national fund would bo contributed by
city residents while all of it would
bo spent for improvement of rural
"It should be remarked in this con
nection," says tho report, "that al
though tho burden of national partic
ipation in highway improvement
would fail most heavily upon city resi
dents, yet Inhabitants of cltle3 have
been among the most active advocates
of federal participation in highway
construction and maintenance. While
tho merchant, the manufacturer, tho
professional man, and the wage earn
er of the city are only Indirectly in
terested, they appreciate the value of
good roads to the community and rec-
ognlzo the indirect benefit they will
The report, printed as house docu
ment 1510, contains tho most exten
sive collection of data on good roads
over cnthered in ono volume. Any
person desiring a copy should write
to his senator or congressman.
ADOPT CIVIL SERVICE LAWS
Provision Made for Appointment of
Highway Employees In Accordance
With Merit System.
Six states, namely, Illinois, Ken
tucky, Massachusetts, Now Jersey,
New York and Wisconsin, now have
civil service laws providing for
pointing otniguwayenBuieuia Huumu-
ployees in accbrdance with tho mom
A description of the system In effect
!" ' "!. 1 JS
tho Good Roads Year Book Just Issued
by the American Highway nsscctlon
Tho summary of automobllo leglsla
tlon in all the states Is ot timely in
terest in vlow ot tho fact that nearly
1,900,000 automobiles were registered
in tno unueu states ouriug uii. iur
which moro than $12,000,000 in license
ices was paiu.
365-Day Road Club Maxims.
Waste no tlmo wishing. Work
brlngu quicker results.
Many bad roads are only good road
matorlal wrongly, arranged.
Wo must llvo with tho dirt road, bo
make It as good as possible.
I.. l..ll,l l, fnt ,lr.1.
111 jimuj luvumrco vu uifa, v
inr unit goes uuo w e
in tno fan iookb iiko "ininy coihh
whuii met on uiu ruuu u b.mii6.
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Production must cease wnen tno
transportation costs cat up tho profits,
The custom of changing tho fur
nishings nf rooms In summer to mnkn
them apnear comfortaulo and cool,
makes the house much more livable.
To put out of sight the heavy hang
ings and thick rugs and to substitute
thin, cool-looking hangings and sum
mer floor coverings requires so llttlo
time and money that ev.eryone may
Indulge In the luxury of change. Be
sides, It adds to the llfo of winter fur
nishings to bo put away during the
summer months and makes them wel
come when tho calender rolls round to
A room furnished for the summer Is
shown In the picture given here. The
floor Is bare except for three colonial
or "grandfather" rugs mado exactly
llko old-fashioned rag carpet. Tho
predominating color Iri these rugs Is
the fashionable tooth-paste pink, and
this is varied by the introduction of
occasional "hit-and-miss" stripes of
gray, green, light blue and white.
Two small and one larger rug are
enough for a bedroom, oven if it Is
a little larger than the average size.
Tho bed is of brass and is dressed
In white. But those who aro fortunate
enough to possess old-fashioned quilts
In which white predominates, with tho
surface broken by light-colored fig
ures, may substitute them for all-
white coverings with much satisfac-
iney are strictly tho mode and
""-" suugm uuer. oumewmes a quui
01 Kinu is covered oy a net or
openwork cover, but oftener it spreads
Its old-fashioned charm unveiled to
these who appreciate Its quaint art
Satin Ribbons Serving New Purposes
Ribbons, that for so long a time
havo been used for the feminine fin
ishing touches upon the garments
wherewithal the gentlewoman chooses
to moro than clothe herself, havo ex
tended their field of usefulness. It
la not so many years ago that they
became a part of all her lingerie,
strung through headings and tied In
flower-llko hows. Now tho smaller
garmontB aro thomselves made ot rib
bons, and lace or other ribbons are
emi'oycd for their decorotion.
' . ...... very
,. . . iviir!niiH snmll belong
, ,,, ,n w,,i,. atlifill
dor-lovlng women indulge themselves,
ard not made for utility.- They aro
merely to bo beautiful and appear for
a brief career, but a glorious one,
when special occasions require special
A corset cover made or wiuo satin
snllno rIbbon l8 ahoWn in the pic
tun A pollUed edBiUg of val laco
lg got on onQ e(ge o-tlie rlbbon nnd
,,own aionK tho edge of the
intu Tim ribbon is cut away from
, nolnted scaii0ns of laco. A
.,,, .,,, wlth nnrrow val lace,
. Hnt llbmit tho lon of lho garment
nort over the arms.
vnrmw rlhlmn run throush tho bend-
. . ... . n hn. thu front nd.
i,10h ti.n hmilee to tho flcuro. Flat
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,,,,,0 .. i, iiniililnrs nru utiueu
. no,n . ,, ,.. ,,. nndersldo
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. ,,.. .i nf , bod ce. and
nnrrmv rihhnn run In. confines the
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I U IO I. LU W1V UhUI y
,.,, Mltra wide
Brdle g BhQwn wll,ch wnen adjusted
Small pillows are covered with slip?
trimmed with hnnd-knltted or cro
dieted lace, or machine-made laca
that resembles it. They stand primlj
on end with tho extra length of the
slip and Its lnce edge falling half waj
down their length.
White scarves, with ends finished
in scallops and simple embroidered
sprays, calculated to stand frequent
tubbing, aro tho crisp coverings of tho
dressing case and wash stand. Tho
simplest of curtains are made of a
good quality of scrim in cream white,
and two sets for each window mako
it possible to keep them immaculately
The walls In this room aro French
gray with a small flower-stripe In palo
pink and a llttlo green, and the man
tel (which Is not visible In the pic
ture) Is adorned with a pair of glass
candlesticks, furnished with white
candles and pink shades. They make
a pleasing setting for a fow personal
photographs and one single small vase.
At tho end of tho mantel a little table
is handy for any use to which it may
Mere man not only likes to bo com
fortable, but he likes things that look
comfortable, therefore the room is fin
nlshed with a very capacious rocking
chair for himself and two straight
chairs for convenience.
Long Ribbon Bows.
Long ribbon bows from throat to
hem are often worn on dresses with
appears to bo wrapped about the lig
uro lu oriental fashion. It Is sup
ported at tho sides and back by stays
and decorated with ribbon roses. It
makes a lovely finish for the hand
some sheer, lingerie dresses which
aro worn all the year round.
A pair of boudoir sllppors made of
plain pink satin ribbon need only a
short length to mnke them, and are
delightfully frivolous and dainty.
Ready-made tufted soles aro used In
making them, tho tufted sides cov
ered with the ribbon cut to lit ovei
them. Tho uppers are lined with thin
silk and finished with a quilling ot
very narrow ribbon in light green
A little squaro of ribbon is set in
eacli and extends over the instep
This is also outlined with tho nar
row quilling, which Is brought down
on the body of the slipper for deco
ration, as shown in tho picture. A lit
tle ribbon rose and a daisy or a tiny
rosette Is perched at the front, tho
last captivating Items to the daintiest
Buy an extra yard of gingham or
calico exactly like tho houso dress.
Muko nn extra panel of it. Button It
at the shoulder und wnlst line to the
front of tho houso dress. One derives
all tho benellts of a big kitchen apron
without looking like a perpetual cook
Almost all the wear copies in one spot
ah"d that is right in front where it rubs
against the edge of the sink or the
kitchen table. With two such aprons
ono can wear a dark house dress for
nearly a month, and a light one for &
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