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front put it. And when those longed-for envelopes with the
home town post-mark contain pictures of the home folks and
home, doings, they go far toward making lighter hearts and
Keep your Kodak busy for the sake of the lads in the
trenches, the boys in camp and on shipboard.' Help keep
tight the bonds between the home and those who arejigHting
for that home. - (
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Agents for Eastman Kodaks and Supplies.
A Bluff In
The Aegean Sea
By F. A. MITCHEL
During1 the second your of tbo pan
European war I commanded ft 2,000
tou tramp utcatner called tbo Ajnx.
I left Smyrna In. August, 1015, with
n cargo of rugs und other Aslatio
Roods for tbo port of New York. I
VJl8 obliged to steam through tbo
Greek archipelago, which I know af
forded fine nesting for corsairs. I did
not fear Greeks, but I drpaded Asiatics
from tbo opposite eastern coast. If I
could got through to tbo open Mcdltcr
ranean sea I would fool ft roasonablo
expectation of getting my cargo to
America and a largo profit.
Ono day whllo passing botween two
Greek Islands I was called from tho
noon meal by tho lookout, who report
ed n Hinall craft resembling ft tug put
ting out from n covo nud steering a
courso with tbo evident Intention to
head us off. Through my glass I saw
that sbo carried tho German flag.
Now, I did not bcllovo that any Ger
man craft would bo sailing In thoso
waters, which wero occupied by tho
allied lloets, especially tho llrltlsb. If
this ono wero really German I was of
tbo opinion that sbo waB u tender for
a submarlno. Ilowovcr, I could only
wait nnd leatn. I kept on my courso,
watching in every direction for a peri
scope, till tbo tug for such Bbo proved
to bc was closo on to my bowtj.
Through my glass I could seo on her
deck a number of men In sailor cos
tumo who might bo In tho German
service; but, Judging from their
swarthy complexions, they wero Asi
atics. Ono man who appeared to bo com
mnnder woro tbo uniform tot a Ger
man naval officer, but I believed be
bad obtaUicd it without having a com
mission. IIo was whiter than his men
)und might hnvo been nEuropenn. Ono
i thing I noticed particularly there was
no nppenranco of cannon, whatever
armament thcro was doubtless consist-
cd of such weapons as could bo wlold
od by Individuals. However, whllo I
looked n pcf t was opened and tbo noso
of n Httlo burkcr appeared. It was aa
terrifying iib a bull pup. I did not bo
llovo it could sink us, though it might
' put our machinery out of commission.
With its nppearanco tho commander
of tho tug called through a megaphono
something In German which ono of my
men who understood tho languago
thought to bo a demand'' for surren
der. A Bubranrlno was ready to blow
us out of water. Wo wero given ten
minutes to tako to tho boats.
Never was thero n moro palpable
case of bluff. Thcro was no subma
rine, nothing which could bo rolled on
to sink us. Wo wero in danger of be
ing boarded nud overpowered by Aslat
ic pirates playing tho submarine net
Though I was not deceived, I confess
it looked to mo that tho only chftneo
for our lives was to tako to tho boats
anil Icavp our cargo to tho pirates.
Thcro woro a fow small arms aboard,
but not enough of them dr men to usq
them to put up an udequato defense.
But wo bad a moans of defeuso that
I bad often thought of using in caso
ol being attacked by tbo small enemies
that infest certain Asiatic coasts
determined to try it now, I had plen
ty of hoso, and I ordered it attached
V the steam cocks of tho boiler. Thcro
Were two. hoso which could bo used
separately. X asked for more tlmo
from tho pirate and was told that uot
a minute would bo granted. Bo I or-
uered th men to pretend to begin
the woifc of lowering h boats, ami
sim mas. a. csm sa mvi m. ropes,
but accomplished nothing. During the
fow minutes they wero thus engaged
wo wero attaching tho hoso to tho
boiler and running the nozzles on deck,
where they wero hidden under tho
gunwnlo. When till was ready I or
dered tho men nway from the boats,
and word was shouted to tho pirate
that if he wanted our ship to como
nnd tako it or if ho Intended to blow
us up to do so.
This wns ovldcntly not In his calcu
unions. Thcro was a conference among
them; thou we could seo rms brought
on deck. It was evident that they in
tended to board us. Meauwhllo they
ran up against US' and were about to
lash to us when I t6ok n hoso and,
pointing it down at them, scut a
stream of scalding water among them,
which caused them to desist nud get
out of rango as soon as possible.
A number of them had been scalded
Just enough to make them furious
with pain, and, nftcr taking time to
consider, they launched a rowboat car
ried on their deck and mduned It, and
whllo tho tug camo under our bows
tho rowboat approached our stern.
Thero was some protection for them
botlr foro and aft, but as soon as a
man appeared at either point ho re
ceived n doso of steam that sent him
howling back, nnd somo of them wore
knocked into tho brine.
This plan having failed, both board
ing pnrtles retreated and, Joining forces
on tho tug, began to pepper us with
their llttlo barker. I sent men below
to plug holes that might be made un
der wnter; but,fearing damage to our
boiler which would put us at their
mercy. 1 determined to assume tho of
fensive. Pointing the vessel straight
at tho tug beforo eho could get out of
the way, I ran nlongsldo of her and
drove every man below with scalding
It was now evident that I had mas
tered them, nud, putting on nil steam,
I showed them a clean pair of heels.
In a few hours I was clear of tho
archipelago and In duo tlmo reached
Now York, whoro I sold my cargo at
a splendid profit.
Argentina's Military Syitem.
Every uativo or naturalized citizen
of Argentina, at homo or abroad, on
reaching tho ago of eighteen years
must bo enrolled. Tho fedoral oxecu-
tlvo power takes chargo of this nation
nl enrollment, which serves at onco as
registration of voters ond national
do fenders. A given individual, if at
homo, is enrolled in ono of -tho flvo
military districts into which tho four
teen states and ten territories of Ar
gentlua arc divided. If bo resides
abroad ho Is enrolled In his consulato,
for tho government follows him with
precision wherever ho mny wander.
With tho exception of thoso consular
registrations abroad tho general en
rollmcnt is entirely in chargo of tho
military authorities, who aro counted
upon to get mora thorough results than
a civil census provides. World's Work.
A Help to the Soil.
A French chemist attributes to car
bonate of mangancso in very minute
quantities tho power of rendering fer
tilizers moro readily nsslinllablo with
out undergoing any chnngo itself. Ex
periments bavo tended to show that
with tho uso of an ouuco to about
soven squaro yards germination was
moro f rco, growth moro rapid and yield
hotter that is, used with other fer
tilizers, By Itself it is supposed to havo
no effect whatever.
"Blnlrs has an idea that ho expects
to mako a lot of nionoy out of."
"What is it?"
"An electric piano with 'a lot ma
chlno attachment" ' '' -
"There's nothing now in that"
"Oh, yes, thoro Is. Tho. coin you put
la stops tho playing," Buffalo, Exprcsa.
THE BULK OF
By HELEN APHERSON
Old Sirs. Bartow was a queer old
woman. Sbo had property sufficient to
keep hor In comfort, nud if she had
any more no one except herself was
awaro of It, for she lived very plainly.
She bad one sou, whom she treated in
such manner as to host prepare him t
work out for himsolf an honorable ca
reer. John Bartow was not coddled;
ho was forced to work for every bit of
pocket money ho spent.
When John was eighteen years old
he was offered u position in' a distant
tity, and it wus considered advisable
by his mother nnd himself that ho
should accept It. Mrs. Bartow had
lived so long In her home that sho pre
ferred not to leave it, and John went
atone to his new Hold of labor. Ills
mother, being lonely after his depar
ture, udopted the child of a friend who
died, Mary Chamborlin, twelve jenrs
When Mary becunio a woman she
showed a rare Judgment, nnd Mrs. Bar
tow consulted with her constantly In
making up her mind In matters of im
portance. The girl had the gift of
common sense, which probably is ns
rnre nnd as valuable u gift as can bo ,
bestowed; upon auy one.
While John Bartow was passing tho
period from clghteon to twenty-six
away from his mother Mary Chambor
lin was passing from twelve to twenty
in close connection with that mother.
After Mary had lived with Mrs. Bur
tow somo six or sevon years the old
lady was puzzled to know Just how
to lcavo at her death somo $20,000 sbo
possessed. Tho Income wns about suf
ficient to gtvo Mary a living; divided
it would not. John was doing well in
business and did not need it. But
John was Mrs. Bartow's own son, nnd
sho did not like to deprive him of her
property at her death, especially if she
left it to ono in whom ho had no in
terest. She said nothing as to this
to either John or Mary, und It is ques
tlouablo if cither thought about it.
Finally Mrs. Bartow fell ill. Johu
went homo quite often during her Ill
ness and wns greatly relieved, when
obliged to depart, to leave her under
tho euro of Mary Chamberlln. Indeed,
ho was conscious that if he had been
ablo to remain with his mother he
could not bavo nursed her as Mary
did. Though he had regarded Mary as
of practical value to his mother, ho
had not beforo realized what thero was
Ono day John received a message
that his mother was at tho point of
death. lie hurried home, but did not
arrlvo in tlmo to And her alive. Mrs.
Bartow's death seemed to affect Mary
moro than it did John. Tho ono had
been in constant communication with
her for years; the other had been sep
arated from her.
"This is hard on you,' Mary," said
John, "not only in depriving you of ono
to whom you nro attached, but in your
Mary looked at him as though sho
had not thought of this, but made no
"But do not troubio yourself on that
score," John continued. "I will see
that you get on."
When Mrs. Bnrtow's will was open
ed it was found to read: "I give and
bequeath my twenty mortgago bonds
of tho R. L. and P. railroad to Mary
uuamDcrun, wuo uas long uecu a
daughter to mo. The residue and far
moro valuable part of my fortuno I be-
minath to mv hnlovpil ami. John Tlnr.
tew, hoping that it may bring him as
much comfort as it has mo. no will
find it in a burcnu drawer in my bed
John congratulated Mary on being
left with an income, at tho samo tlmo
manifesting surprise that his mother
had loft an estate so larcc that sho
should also havo been nblo to leave
him the moro valuable part of her
property. After congratulating Mary
ho went to tho bureau drawer to pos
scss himself of his Inheritance. When
ho camo back Mary was waltlug for
him, eager to know what ho hnd found.
But John, who didnot show by bis
expression tunc no nan acquired n ror-
tune, snid nothing. Mary was not the
girl to ask him questions nud refrain
cd. John, however, took her hand and
pressed it, as much ns to say:'Do uot
fear that I covet your inheritance I
am well satisfied with what my moth
or has done."
Tho houso in which his mother hnd
lived belonged to John. IIo told Mnry
sho was frco to remain in it without
rent if sho chose. Sho said tearfully
that sho would bo too lonely thero and
would seek another home, but where
thnt homo would bo sho did not know.
Then John told her that if sho would
marry him sho would find a homo bo
far as ho could mako It one. Sho de
murred on tho ground that ho mado
tho offer out of lovo for his mother
rather than for her. But John said
sho need havo no fear of thnt; ho need
ed her moro than sho needed him. Be?
' foro John whs ready to leavo sho had
accepted his offer, and when bo went
sho went with him.
Not long after they wero married
John's wlfo said to him:
"John, ybu havo novcr said anything
loft you. In her will ho called it by
far tho moro valuable part of her prop,
orty. I havo seen nothing of it Whcro
John led her to a mirror.
"Welir sho said. u ,
"What I found in tho bureau, drawcr
T fiillv nemo with tnnthor thlit I COt
t Stupendous Organization Ever in this Section
PEOPLE. Augmented Orchestra of 14 men,
es $1.00 and $2.00. Sale opens Sept. 11,7:30
i. Flail orders now if accompanied by remitt-
Office phone 241. Res. phone 217
L. C. DROT,
North Platte, - - Nebraska.
McDonald Bank Building.
DOCTOR D. T. QUIGLET. . .
Practice Limited to
Surgery und Radium Therapy
728 City National Bank Building.
DR. HAROLD A. FENNER
Office hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
7 p. m. to 8 p. m.
Office Black 333 Ros. Black 1U2U
One Hall Block North ot Postoftice.
A modorn institution for the
icientific treatment of medical,
surgical and confinement casei.
Completely equipped X-Ray
and diagnostic laboratories.-
Geo. B. Dent, M. D. V. Lucas, M. D.
J, H RedGeld. M. D. J. S. Siroms, M.D
Always Glad to Get
A Good Cigar
And thoro's no placo you can got a
nnA -lo.. ihau . cfmar
Urted's, Witk filler and irrappor of
tho best qnaUty hand aado, there Is In
tt0 gduaaijriea.Mftao dgar all that
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J. F. SCHMALZRIED.
The Nurse Brown Memorial
1008 West Fourth Street.
For the treatmont of Medical, Surgical
and Obstetrical Patients.
JOHN S. TWINEM, 3L D.
J. B. REDFIELD.
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
PHYSICIAN &SUBGEONS HOSPITAL
Drs. Redileld & Redfleld
Ofilce Phone 642 Res. Phone 676
Hospital Phone Black 633.
House Phone Black 633.
- IV. T. PRITCHARD,
Bight years a Government Voterln&r-
lan. Hospital 218-south Locust St,
one-half block southwest of the
DERRYBERRY & FORBES,
Undertaker nnd Fnnernl Directors
Day Phone 234.
Night Phono Black 5S8.
Sheep and Cattle
Farmers this is the year and the
time of the year to get stock to eat
up your rougn leeci. l nave on
hand and for sale 3000 feeding Iambs
and ewes, and 500 cattle. Come
and talk to me.
C. H. WALTER,
Notico to Creditors
Estato No. 1491 of Homer F. Fort,
docoasod In tho County Court of Lin
Coin County, Nebraska,
Tho Stato of Nobraska, ss: Credi
tors of said estate will tako notico
that tho tlmo limited for presentation
and filing of claims against said
Estato is March 14th, 1917, and for
sottlemcnt of said Estato Is Aug. 10
1918; that I will sit at tho county
court room In said county on Sopt.
14th, 1917 at 9 o'clock a, m. to rocelvo
oramlne, hoar, allow or adjust all
claims and objections duly Med.
GEO. E. FRENCH,
al4-sll County Judge,
Order of Hearing; Probate of Will and
Appointment of Administrators
In tho mattor of tho Estato of Sophia
Now on this 13th day of August,
1917, on tho filing of tho petition of
Clara J. Robblns praying that instru
ment filed heroin bo probated aa tho
last Will and Testament of Sophia
Federhoof, doc eased, and that Clara
J. Robblns, Amanda A. Huffman and
Martin Fodorhoot bo appointed as ex
ecutors of sold W11L
It is hereby ordered that September
7, 1917, bo set for tho hearing there
of beforo this court at 10 o'clock a.
m., and that notico of said hearing bo
given tho heirs, devisees and all per
sons interested in said ostato by pub
lication of a notice thereof for throe
successive wooks prior to said hear
ing, in Tho North Platto Soml-Wcokly
ly thdiuio, a legal somi-wooKiy neiWB'
paper printed and published In Lbi
coin County, Nebraska.
OEORGE E. FRENCH.
alisi County Judge.
$6 per Ton.
North Platte Junk House.
OLD LINE LIFE Policies
ON EASY TERMS
E. SEBASTIAN. State Mcrr.
Minn.MutuaI Lif elns.Co.
Phone Office Red 612
Residence Red 348
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
E. W. FETTER,
Office: First Nntlonnl Bank Building.
ALBERT A. LANE,
Rooms 1 and 2 Bolton Building
North Platto, Nebraska,
Geo. B. Dent,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention given to Surgery
Office: Building and Loan Building
p. . Office 130
Phone" Residence 115
DIENER & KENNEDY
Rcnl Estate, Tire, Tornado nnd Hail
Insrunnce. Special Agents Globe
Life Insurance Company.
Coraor Front and Dowoy Sts., Upstairs
Phono Hod 572. North Platte, Neb.
Extension to Bond 11.
Ha whom it may condom.
Thcr special commissioner appoint
ed to locate a road as follows: . .Com
mencing at Station No. 11 of Rood
No. 11 in the SW of Section 4,
Twp. 14. N., Rango 30 west )6f tho
6th P. M., running thence in a nortk-
ly, northeasterly and northwosterly
direction through tho W of said
Section 4 and through tho W of
Section 33, Twp. 15 N., Rango 30, west
to tho northwest corner of said sec
tion 33, thenco north on section lino
botween Sections 28 and 29 of said
last township and range throe-fourths
of a mile thenco in a northeasterly,
northerly and northwesterly! direc
tion through the NW of said Sec
tion 28 and tho SW tof Section 21
to the quarter section corner botween
Sections 28 and 21, Twp. 15 N., Rango
30 west, thenco north on lino between
Sections 20 and 21, 16 and 17, of said
township and rango to a point about
5 chains north of tho corner of Sec
tions 16. 17, 20 and 21, thonco in a
northeasterly direction throvJfch tho
W. Vs. of Sections 16 and 9, through
on 4 I
of said last township and rango
point on tho north lino iof said Section
about 20 chains west of tho NE cor
ner of said Sootion 4, thence north
erly and westerly across, SeotJions
33 and 28, Twp. 16, Rango 30, to the
section line between Sections 28 and
29, thence northerly along said sec
tion lino between sections 28 and 29,
and Sections 21 and 20 to a point
about one-fourth of a milo south v
from tho nprthwest corner of Section
21, and thence In a northwest direc
tion across Sections 20 and 17 to tho
NW corner of Section 17. thenco on a
west and north direction across Sec
tions 7 and 6 to a point on the north
lino of Section 6 about ono-fourth of i
a milo east of the northeast corner of j
Section G, has reported In favor of
tho same as follows:
Beginning at Station No. 11 of Road
No. 11 in tho SW K of Section 4, Twp.
15 N Rangp 30 W., running thonco in
a northeasterly and northwesterly di
rection throUgh tho SW and the
NW of said Section 4, and through
the SW Vi and tho W of tho NW
of Section 33, Twp. 1G, Rango 30 W.
to tho SW corner of Section 28. Twp.
16 N. Rango 30 W then.c,v north
on section lino between Sections 28
and 29, said township and range,
threo-fourtlis of a mile, thonco in a
northeasterly and northwesterly di
rection through tho NW NW V of
said Section 28 and through tho W
SW Vi of Section 21, Twp. 16. N.,
Rango 30 W to tho quarter sectton
corner botween sections 20 and 21
thenco north on section lino between
Soctlons 20 and 21 and be
twoen Sections 16 and 17, said
township and range, to a point
and between Soctlons 16 and 17, said
said township and range, to a point
about thirty roA south of tho quar
ter section corner between said Sec
tions 16 and 17, thence in a north
easterly, northerly and northwoster
ly direction through tho NWVi. SW
XA and tho NWH of Section 16 and
through tho SW SW of Section 9
to a point on lino between Sections
8 and 9, Twp. 16 N., Rango &? W.
about 20 ehalns north ot tho SVf cor
ner iof said Section 9, thenco north
on lino between said said Soctlons 8
and 9 to a point about 108 rods south
of tho NW cornor of said Section 9,
thonco in a northeasterly direction
through tho NW& of said Section 9,
und through tho SE, SW and tho
W SEV4 and through tho W NEVi
of Section 4, Twp. 16 N.. Range 30 W,
to tho north lino of said section 4
about 22 chains west from tho NE
corner of said section 4.
All objections thoroto or claims far
damages must bo filed in tho office
of tho county clork on or boforo 12
o'clock noon of tho 10th day of No
vember, 3917, or ouch road will be
allowed without referonco thoreto.
Dated at North Platto, Neb., this
21st day of August, 1917.
.-. A. S. ALLEN,
S4'4. County Clerk.
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