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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1916)
MA L. BARE, Editor nnd Publisher.
One Year by Stall In Advance.... $1.2."
One Year by Cnrrlcr In Advance. $1.50
Entorcd at North IMatto, Nebraska,
PostolHce as Second Class Matter.
1'IIWAY, JAM'AKY 2s, 1910.
How to Tell Parcel Post Charges.
If you know the 'one In which In In- j
cated tho postofllce to which you deslr? i
to .send a parcel post parcel you may
figure out the postage required by a
If tho olllce is in iono No. 1 or No. U
ndd to the llguro or figure represent
ing tho weight the numeral !. If the
weight Is ten pound the pelage will
bo 11 cents, If it I live pounds the
postage will bo I) cents, and If It Is one
pound Hie postage will be fi cents.
If tho olflre is In zone No. .'I multiply
the weight by 'J and add -I.
If In 'ono No. -1 multiply by '1 and
If in zone No.
It in zone No.
If in zone No.
r multiply by 0 and
(I multiply by 8 and
7 multiply by 10 and
If In zone No. 8 multiply by l'J.
This scheme Is good for packages up
to and Including twenty pounds. It
wns worked out by an Ingenious at
tache of the Chicago postolllce. Kami
"Dear Old Ladles" and Other Kinds.
There are as many kinds of old la
dles as there are girls, men, automo
biles, books and remedies for u cold.
There nro kindly old ladles, III natured
old ladles, sharp old ladles, witty old
ladles, stupid old ladles, musty-fusty
old ladles, daluty old ladles, wise old
Indies, silly old Indies, Whistler's moth
er old ladles. Betsy Trotwood old la
dles, white spatted old ladles, churchy
old ladles, slt-by-the-tlre old Indies, tan
going old ladles and old ladles who
don't wish to he called old ladles at
Nowadays most of them are so busy
working in public causes that they
have not tlmo to protect their own in
terest;; ns they should. Hut let us hope
that after awhile they will organize a
new association, to be called tho Soci
ety For the Promotion of Distinctive
Characterizations For Old Ladles, and
that it will have displayed prominent
ly on Its banners the slogan "Down
With tho Word 'Dear!' "-Scrlbner's.
Celts Discovered Soap.
Soap appears to have been discover
ed by the Celts, for tho namo Is de
rived from the Celtic word "sebon."
It seems strango that such early wan
derers should have been familiar with
soap, but If they bad the name they
must certainly have had tho artlclo It
stood for. Moreover, It Is quite con
ceivable that nomads using wood (Ires
could accidentally discover soap. All
woods have a certain amount of min
eral salts, chiefly those of potash, In
their libers. After burning these nro
left In tho form of carbonate, which a
heavy shower of rain would dissolve
Into n liquid !je. wanting only tho
grease from an overturned caldron of
broth to form snap. .V dash of natural
curiosity on (hp part of the woman
who cleaned up the mess would reveal
tho cleanstng properties of tho new
substance. London Mall.
Chateaubriand a Lover of Cats.
Many famous men have loved cats
Cardinal lllchelleu and Victor Hugo
among others but probably the anl
mnls' most eloquent defender was
Chateaubriand, the Trench writer.
"I love In the cat," he said, "that in
dependent and almost ungrateful tem
per which prevents It from nttachlng
Itself to any one, the Indifference with
which it passes from t ho salon to the
housetop. Tho cat lives alone, hns no
need of society, does not obey except
when It likes, pretends to sleep that It
may see more clearly and scratches ev
erything it can scratch."
And tho great writer on another oc
casion wont so far as to express a hope
that by long comradeship with cats
he was acquiring somo of their charac
teristics!" London Times.
.Pasteur's Gift to Society.
The normal death rate of,, civilized
countries before tho days of Pasteur
was about thirty to a thousand of tho
population. Today It Is about fifteen
to a thousand In the move progressive
nntlons. Think what a saving of fif
teen lives a year for overy thousand
of population means when applied to
half tho earth! It means tho averting
of 12,000,000 untimely deaths annually.
It means more- than 25,000,000 cases of
illness n voided. It menus health and
hnppiuess In 20,000,000 homes rather
than dlseaso and distress. ltulletln of
National Geographic Society.
"Girl, ain't you making a mistake In
mnrrying n football hero 7"
"Hut, auntie, consider how ho Is nd-
mlrcd on all shies."
"I do, nnd I should think that would
mako It very dllllcult to reduce him to
a point of humility deslrablo In a good
husband." Loulsvillo Courier-Journal.
It Is a seeming paradox that tho best
liavorcd cinnamon bark is produced on
poor, white, sandy soli. It must, how
over, havo an nbundnuco .of moisture,
tho choicest growing In n temperature
of 85 decrees, whero the rainfall la
about oue Inch for every degree 'of
Tho Grand Teton.
Tho vlow of the Teton peaks from
Ashton, Ida., Is superb and doubtless
has been the Inducement for many a
tourist and sportsman to leave tho
mnln lino for tho Teton range and tho
Jackson IIolo country in pursuit of
elk, sheep, trout nnd unsurpassed menu-
; tain scanery. Owen Wlstcr's "Virgin-
Ian" was glad to get out of these moun
tains because, ns ho explained, "they're
most too big."
The average American, who has only
a vague conception of the natural beau
ties of the Itocky mountains nnd Imag
ines that real alplno forms aro found
only in Switzerland, must be surprised
when he first sees the lofty peaks of
the- Tetons. liven a man who has
climbed tho Mnttorhorn would think
twlcc before daring to try Grand Teton.
According to local report, this peak
has been ascended only twlcc. In 1872
and 1SUI. As the snowclad mountains
along the Alaskan archipelago, rising
to cloud reaching heights, stand with
Ihelr feet bathed In (ho ocean, so from
a viewpoint near Ashton the Tetons,
towering to the Hky, rle from tho bil
lowy surface of a sea of golden grain
-Geological Survey Bulletin.
Howard and Prison Fever.
Typhus, which under the namo of
"prison fever" was onco rampant in
England, held no terrors for John
Howard, the prison reformer. While
in a cell he would hold to his nose a
vial of aromatic vinegar and on going
home would wash nnd change ids
clothes, though even these preenutlous
he later abandoned.
on the logical.
his powers bordered oi
pressed lilin for his secret and refused
to believe his explanations that his
Immunity wns duo to fearlessness,
cleanliness and temperance. He ate
no flesh and very little of anything; he
drank neither wine nor spirits nnd
went to bed early and rose early. And
his asceticism enabled him to let light
Into the most noisome dungeons nnd to
live to the ago of sixty-four. London
Deal In Trousers.
The village Innkeeper had been per
suaded to lend a customer n pair of
black trousers for funeral solemnities.
Tho sad occasion was long gone, weeks
had passed away, and Hllll Mr. J. look
ed In vain for the return of his gar
ments. They became urgently neces
sary, and be sent a messenger to de
mand them back again.
Said the messenger to tho wrongful
detnlncr of tho goods: "Mr. .1. must
have 'em. He's going to a funeral."
"They won't do for a funeral," was
tho reply. "I've been workln' at tho
quarry In 'em."
"What will Mr. .1. do. then 7" asked
"Why, borrow u pair," replied the
other, "same as what I did." London
Largest Hydraulic Lift Lock.
The largest hydraulic lift lock in the
world Is at Petersborough, Canada. It
consists of two great steel boxes or
pontoons, moving up and down be
tween guiding towers. When n boat
moves into ono of the two pontoons the
lock gates aro dosed behind it. and
water Is pumped into tho other -pontoon
until It becomes heavier than that
containing the boat, which then, being
overweighted, rises bodily Into the air
until It reaches the level of the upper
canal. Tho boats are lifted a total dis
tance of slxty-llvo feet, the gates and
capstans being operated entirely by
hydraulic power. Tho tlmo of lockage
for boats Is about twelve minutes, the
actual time of the vortical lift being
ono and one-half minutes. St. NIcho
Daniel Webster onco told a friend
that his great speech In yjply to
Ilayne, which Is the high water mark
of modern eloquence, but which at the
time was supposed to have been deliv
ered without preparation, had been
substantially prepared long before.
When called upon maidenly to reply
to the ilery Carolinian's attacks, which
so alarmed the New Knglanders at the
capital, he was entirely at ease and
ready for tho fray, for, ns he said, he
had "only to turn to his notes tucked
away In a pigeonhole' and refresh
his recollection. "If Ilayne," he said,
"had tried to make a speech to lit my
notes ho could not hnve hit them bet
ter. No man Is Inspired by tho occa
slon. I never was."
The Liberty Boys.
The name of Liberty Hoys is the
name by which (he Sons of Liberty of
the American Revolution, were famll
larly known. They were the men who
fought the llrst battles of the colo
nlsts, who opposed the stamp act and
participated In tho Boston tea party
A Hag hoisted upon tho tlngstnff that
stood beside Liberty tree, in Hanover
square, Ronton, was the signal at
which they assembled.
A Giant English Oak.
Winfarthlng oak, according to roll
ublo testimony, was 700 years old at
tho tlmo of tho conquest. William stir
veyed It closely before making his fa
mous remark, "Could I live to be but
one-fourth tho ago of this trco tho
world would bo mine."
Ending the Argument.
"Thero nro always two sides to
"Quite ho. And I don't like n fellow
who Insists on expounding both o
'em." Loulsvillo Courlor-Journnl.
Sure to Lose.
Glllet-Seo here! Did you tell Scott
I'd been cheated again? Perry No;
merely said you had inndo nnothcr of
your characteristic Investments. Sat
i Cfmu.ce generally favora tho prudent
, Joubert. ,iu,
THE 8EMLWEEKLY tpihiiMF Knr..
A Story of
Physical Strength -
By ELINOR MARSH
If Abraham Lincoln bad lived till his
birthday falling due in February, 1010,
he would have been 107 years old.
Had he not fallen in Ills prlmo at tho
hand of an assassin or been taken off
in some other unnntural way ho would
doubtless havo lived to n great age, for
ho .mum physically a very strong man.
Wo may well wonder bow Abraham
Lincoln endured the Btrnln of four
years of civil war, millions of people
looking nt him to bring nbout a resto
ration of tho Union, foreign nations
threatening to Intervene, thus insuring
the division of the country; vainly try
ing to find generals who could accom
plish results, and constantly abused
for what was conshh-rcd his misman
agement. It would' seem that no man
without herculean strength could llvo
through such an ordeal.
That tho physical structure of Abra
ham Lincoln wns equal to tho require
ments Is made plain by the following
story told of him many years ago by
a friend of his boyhood who was em
ployed In the samo store with Lincoln.
"Hilly." said Abe ono day, "what
makes you bet with Knoeh? You ought
to know better than to bet with a man
on his own tricks. If ho didn't know
ho linil u sure thing he wouldn't bet"
The advlco was given becauso this
Enoch would come Into tho store In
the evening ostensibly for tho purpose
of lonflng, but really to win small bets
by a number of tricks. Ono of theso
was doubling up his hand so as to hldo
ono of bis fingers. lie would bet that
Hilly couldn't mark that particular fin
ger. Of course Enoch nlways won
such bets. When Abo advised Rllly
to stop betting tho latter told him that
ho had lost nearly a dollar to Enoch
nnd he didn't wish to stop till the
money was won back.
"Will you promise me," said Abe,
"that you'll never bet nny more if I
put you In a way to win back whnt
you huvo lost and a great deal more?"
"You bet!" replied Hilly.
"How would you llko u plug hnt to
wear with your Sunday clothes? It
would set you up with tho girls."
"I'd llko a ping hat first rate, but
how am I going to get one, seeing that
It would cost mo $7? It would tnke
pretty nigh u week's salary."
"I reckon I can help you to one. At
any rate, we can try tho next time
Enoch comes around nnd wants to bet
you on his tricks. Tell him that you've
got tired betting picayune amounts,
but If ho really wants to bet something
worth while you'll go him; then, If ho
agrees, you offer to bet him that Abo
Lincoln can take a forty gallon bnrrcl
of whisky off the tloor and drink out
of tho bunghole."
"Can you do that. Abo?"
"Reckon 1 can. After the storo
closes tonight I'll try It."
As soon as the proprietor had gono
home for the day tho two clerks shut
up the store, and theru wns a re
hearsal, nt which Abo convinced Hilly
hat ho would risk nothing provided
ho could get Enoch to tako the bet.
Tho next day Enoch came Into tho
store and had not been thero long be
fore ho called to Hilly an offer to bet
lilin on some new trick that had nut
yet been demonstrated. Hilly was
weighing out some sugar at the time
nd said he hadn't tlmo to do any fool
ing. Hut Enoch hung around till Billy
had finished what he was doing, when
ho renewed his offer. Hilly consented
to talk with him nnd during tho Inter
"Do you know, Enoch, how strong
Abo Lincoln Is?"
"No, I don't, but I reckon he's pretty
"I shouldn't be surprised If Abceould
lift up one of those barrels of whisky
over there in the corner and tako u
drink out of the bunghole."
"Ret you n quarter ho can't."
"Now, look a-hore, Enoch. I don't
want any moro of theso smnll bets.
If you want to bet something to mako
it worth wlille I'll go you, but if you
don't, why. let's havo no moro talk
"What you wnut to bet, Hilly?"
"On Abe's being ablo to tako n forty
gallon barrel off tho floor and drink
out of the bunghole."
"I'll bet you ho can't do It"
"Enoch, I'm wanting n plug hat, and
mnybo you're wanting one. Did you
ever wear one?"
"I had ono once. It set mo off fine.'
"Well, hero's your chance to get an
other. I'll bet you a plug bat that Abo
can tako that barrel tho big ono up
off the tloor and tako n dram out o' the
Thero was a good deal of dickering,
and Enoch tried to lift the barrel him
6elf, not succeeding In stirring It
Flually ho agreed to Dllly's proposi
tion, nnd the bet wns duly made In tho
presence of witnesses.
Abo being called upon to dccldo tho
bet, advanced to tho barrel and, stoop
lug, tilted It on his right knee. Then
ho bent backward, and Hilly pulled out
tho bung. Abo craned his neck for
ward and took a drunk out of tho bung
hole, spit It out on tho floor nnd set
tho barrel down again.
That was tho last tlmo Enoch camo
Into tho store with his betting offers.
Ho paid tiro forfeit, and Billy kept his
promlso to Abo to hot uo moro.
Years passed, and tho man who had
performed this feat was called upon to
perform another, ono of tho grcntost
feats required of any map who has
ever lived. Who knowa but that with
out tho ability to do tho ono ho wonld
hnvo been unnblo to do tho other?
CITY AND COUNTY NEWS.
Robert Dickey transacted business
in Cozad Tuesday afternoon.
Ray Smith, of Wollflcet, visited the
McMichncl family this week.
Miss Bessie Smith who has been
111 for several weeks Is much Improved
Mrs. Arthur Howard will entertain
a number of ladles nt a kenalngton
A coal burning attachment connected jjtOj your Gas
Range, makes a convenient method of heating the
kitchen this cold weather. If it is in'the way it can be
taken out in the summer. Shown'onjthe right'of the
North Platte Light &PowerCo.
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
We are in a position to furnish ccmpetent nurses for physicians, on
Call Phone-82 and state whether you want graduate or domestic nurse
and we will complete all the arrangements for you without charge.
Direct from the Broadway Theatre Denver. The
Biggest Musical Comedy ever in North Platte.
'II I II H Hllll M llll
Eda von Luke, Alma Youlin, Maude Beatty, Doris
Vernon, Dorothy Reich, Roy Purviance, Charles
Home, Charles Holly.
50 PEOPLE 50. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
PRICES 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00.
Mail Orders Filled Now If Sent For Cash.
Seat Sale Fridry and Saturday Nights, Days Start
ing Monday morning.
THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY COMPANY.
We have a car of Washington Apples, they are
packed in large boxes holding Vz bushels. Several
Wine Saps. White Winter Pearmain
Black Twig. Arkansas Black."
Staymans and other Varieties.
.75 and $2.00 per box.
Order your's while
kinds. They are going
n E. Scott, of Sutherland, who vis
ited his brother M. E. Scott this week,
For Sale About forty heads of
shoats. THOMAS E. DOOLITTLE,
North Platte, Neb. 3-2
Miss Itoxy Murphy left Wednesday
morning for Sutherland to visit friends
for a week or longer.
J. S. Davis has gone to Chicago to
attend tho nutomoblle show which Is
being hold there this week.
TUESDAY, -FEB. 1st.
III MM II IHII1IIIH III li I II 11,1
we still have the different
How tunny people wo meet who nro
living narrow lives, complaining of
their lnck of opportunltyl
Tako the woman who feels helplcs?
ly that she does not know how to think
she hns had no chanco to study or to
meet people of great Interests nnd great
purposes. Vet thero aro libraries-city
libraries, country libraries, loan and
traveling libraries, Willi nil the wealth
of the world's thought and experience,
all hers for the taking. She may not
know how to think great thoughts her
self comparatively few people de
but through n book she may live with
some master mind until his thoughts
become a part of her very life. It Is
not tho mere reading of mnny chapters
that starts tho life growing. Youth's
Epsom Salts as a Dimmer.
Five cents' worth of Epsom salts dis
solved In n toncupful of water pro
vides tho neatest and most clllclent
"headlight dimmer" for uutomobllcs so
far proposed, according to tho Scion
elflc American. The solution Is used
on the inside of the headlight glass,
where It is allowed to evaporate. The
result Is a beautifully frosted lens, tho
frosting on which lasts for several
"You had better bo careful, Miss
Flirty, or you will find yourself up
against tho law."
"Oh, what do you mean?"
"Why, you have such n killing way
of shooting glances at n fellow." Bal
702 WEST A STBEET.
Rose Comb R. I. Reds
Pure Blood Stock for Sale
Those wishing Cockerels for the
season should conic early tho supply
Is limited this year. Those can bo
mated successfully with tho product
of the eggs you bought of mo Inst sea
son. Those buying eggs this season
will get tho best stock nnd blood Hint
can be hud In the country no matter
how far they may bo shipped from
I have spared no effort or expenso to
procure the best, haying tho direct
blood from Chicago Champion of 1912
which took sweepstakes over every-
thing In tho show l'lncc orders for
Eggs early and get tho full benefit of
getting tho growth on your products.
Eggs for snle now.
J. H. VANCLEAVE,
I'lione Black 210 or Black 109.
Do you see tho point I Tho girl
means you. .Aro YOU Insured! Sho
I s nil right you enn tell that by her
happy contoned look. .But how about
yon Aro YOU contented In tlio same
way? Suppose anything should happen
to you todny, tomorrow, or tho day
oftcr, how would your fnmlly faroi
Aro .they .protected .from .poverty
should you die suddenly? If not, It
Is time you thought about It. Let us
write you a policy now.
C. F. TEMPLE,
Room 1, I. 0. 0. F. BIdg.
13c Per Pound
IF NOT FROZEN.
$8 Per Ton for
North Platte Junk House
Lock' Old Barn.
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