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A. N. Ourfoiit Aito Co., Agents.
Elkhorn Lodge, B. of P. P. and E.,
announces its annual ball for the even
ing of December 31st. The place de
signated is Massonic hall, but as the'
Lloyd opera house Is to be vacated the '
place may be changed to that building.
Store. tf I
William Jones, of this city, received
word Wednesday of the death of his
father, Rex M. Jones, who lived at Elm
Creek. The deceased, who was past
eighty years old, waq one of the
pioneer residents of Buffalo county.
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Office 5-6-7 Building & Loan Bldg.,
Permanently located in North Platte, Nebraska.
WE BUY YOUR HAY, GRAIN, SEEDS AND LIVESTOCK.
We sijll Coal, Flour, Graham, Whole Wheat, Corn
Meal, Corn Chop, Barley, Chop, Salt, Shorts, Bran, Tankage
and Cotton, Linseed and Alfalfa Meal, mixed Chicken Feed
and all kinds of Grain. ,
Quality guaranteed and SERVICE THE BEST.
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EAST FRONT ST.
An Electrically driven Sewing Machine guar
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Our price $35.00.
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NORTH PLATTE LIGHT & POWER CO.
li:('HEASi:i) PASSF.NOLR SERVICE
EFFECTS W(J SAYING.
Reports hIiow that since the begin
ning of the wnr the railroads in the fif
teen states of the central military de
partment have made reductions in pas
senger service aggregating 10,G3G,9G0
train miles per annum.
"By thus decreasing their passenger
service the railroads in this territory
have effected a saving per annum of 1,
17G.085 tons of coal, 3G9 locomotives,
1,941 men and 203,839 barrels of oil.
The reductions in passenger service
which have been made by all the rail
roads In the United States amount to
over 25,000,000 train miles per year.
These reductions are mado to enable
the raildroads to handle freight ser
vice deemed more necessary for the
country's welfare, with the ono great
object of winning the war.
Because of different conditions pre
vailing it has not been necessary to
make as extensive reductions in pas
senger service in wostorn as in eastern
territory. Passenger traffic never was
so heavy as It Is now and servico must
be maintained. However, should war
conditions croato an emergency re
quiring further reductions in passen
ger servico the officials aro confident
that the public will cheerfully co-operate
in tho aim to do what is best.
JIlKNourl Land For Sale.
ICO aero farm, located 4 miles from
Dixon, 1 miles from Helm Station,
on the Frisco; 4-room franio houso
needs ropair, orchard and tlnibor, 85
acres cultivated. Prico $2,500; terms
$100 cash, $100 ono, two and threo
years, $1200, seven years at 7Vi.
References: Alvln E. Davis and M. L.
Mishlor, North Platte, Neb. 9Gf8
Tho two Inch flro protection water
plpo which extends from tho ground
floor to tho attic of tho court house,
bursted during the noon hour Tuesday
and tho water leaking through tho sec
ond story ceiling pretty badly flooded
tho district court clork's office, the
commissioners' room and tho county
superintendent's office It is probable
that considerable of the coiling will
eventually fall off.
Fit EE OF CHARGE
Why suitor with Indigestion, dyspep
sia, torpid liver, constipation, sour
etc., when you can get a samplo
bottlo of Green's August Flower free
at Stono's Pharmacy. This modicino
has remarkable curative propertlos,
and has demonstrated its efficiency
by fifty years of success. Headaches
aro often caused by a disordered
August Flower Is put up in 25 and
75 cont bottles. For salo In nil civilized
By ANNE CAHEW
sat down on his
sled with his
chin In his nilt
tened hands ami
tried to plnn
what ho could,
glvo folks for
Christmas, for It
was only thrco
"I can't give n
thing I" he mut
tered at last, for
ho did not have it
penny of his own,
nnd ho knew that
money was very
scarce on the
farm that year.
The St 111 well
children would bo lucky If they alt had
mittens nnd warm shoes and stock
ings. Yet Rob know that bis sister
Nun was dreaming of a doll house,
little Peter wanted n puppy nil his own,
nnd he didn't dare think of his big sis
ter Amy nnd big brother Elmer and
his father and mother.
"Why not mnke 'em something?" was
the thought that came to him. -
Bob jumped up nnd went home whis
tling through tho woods. Under tho
pine trees ho stopped nnd brushed
away the snow. When ho got through
his pockets were filll of . dried plno
cones, large nnd small, nnd some pieces
of birch bark.
The dny before Christmas Bob un
locked the woodshed door and looked
ut the result of bin labors.
There was n doll house for little Nan
made out of an egg crate, with real
He Saw the Grandest New Sled.
wall paper on tho walls of tho two
rooms, bits of enrpet on tho floors and
some enrdboard furniture that Bob had
mnde. He had even tacked little scraps
of lace at the windows for curtnlns.
For Amy there wns tho lovely pic
ture from tho Sunday newspaper which'
she hud admired. Bob had remember
ed and had made u frame for It out.
of strips of wood, and on the wood
ho had glued tiny plno cones, pieces of
birch hark and dried moss, nnd as tho
picture wns u woodland scene yon can
Imagine how pretty It was. Bob had
found n chair rung, which ho scraped
nnd polished with some oil and turpen
tine. Ho put some screwoyes In tho,
ends, nnd Amy gave him n piece ofi
narrow red ribbon to make loops and,'
behold, there wns a necktie holder for
Elmer I For his mother ho whittled a!
reel for her clothes lines, nnd It wnsj
a wonderfully handy thing, and for hlsj
father ho bought a plpo. It happened
this wny: He did sonio errands for tho
man who kept tho tobacco storo In tho
village, and when the man would linvo
paid him some money Bob said ho'd
rather have a pipe. So now they wero
nil provided for except Httlo Peter.
How was Bob going to get hold of a
veal live puppy?
"You go over to my brother's place
at the foot of Long hill, nnd you tell
lilm I sent you," said tho tobacco mun.
"Maybe ho will let you hnvo n puppy
nnd work it out for him on Saturdays.
He has a paper route."
"I'll do it If ho Willi" cried Bob
eagerly. Half an hour later ho hurried
Into tho, woodshed with n wriggling
little puppy under his coat. Of course
ho had to tell his mother about that.
And how Bob did enjoy the secret, run
ning to and fro with milk nnd Bcraps
of meat for tho puppy I
When Christmas morning dawned I
Ihlnk Bob Still well was the most sur
prised boy in Little River. Ho wns so
Interested in watching tho pleasuro of
his brothers nnd sister with the gifts
he had made with his own hands that
he stood smiling, forgetting to look nt
the trco for his own presents.
"Look, Bobby ; look 1" screamed Httlo
Bob looked nnd turned pale with sur
prise. Tho grandest new sled, pnlnted
a blight red, runners nnd nil. Ills fa
ther and Elmer had made it together.
And there was u red woolen muffler
that Amy had knitted for him and oth
er things that Santa Claus brought
Hurried Acroso the
IT wns Christmas eve nt the Bnyvlllo
Homo for Orphnns, and throe llttlo
boys sat in tho chilly dining room
looking out at the flying flakes of snow.
It was after supper, nnd there wns a
clatter of dishes lu tho kitchen.
"They say," said Jimmy, "there's
going to be a big Christmas tree tn
the parlor tomor
dow, nnd candy
and presents and
I'd rather hang
up my Mocking
than have all tho
old Christ mas
trees. Y'ott hetcha
"So would II"
echoed Bobby and
who was hole to
day would mako
a dandy man for
n father or an
uncle," said Bob
by. "He's awful
"And ho nln't
got uny children
or any folks nt
"I wish he'd
'dopt me," re
"He patted my head."
"lit; must bo lonesomo without any
folks," began Bobby. Then he leaned
over and whispered to his companions,
Fifteen minutes Inter three little boys,
the oldest ten nnd the youngest six, let
themselveii through a basement door
nnd hurried across tho snowy yard to
the opening In the hedge which led
through a patch of woods to the village.
Mr. Bnrtloy, the trustee, who often
visited the home, lived lu n big hnu.su
with a wonderful garden. Everything
wns blanketed In snow now, and the big
house wns dark save for a few lighted
windows on tho lower floor.
Soon they Mood on tho porch peer
ing In at a cozy library, where Mr. Hart
ley sat In a big
chair before the
lire, looking very
lonesome. A big
dog, a collie, sat
beside him with
his head on his
Suddenly tho dog
lifted his head
and barked. Mr."
Hartley looked to
ward the window
and saw the three
boy faces peering
In. In a Jiffy ho
had Jumped up,
opened tho win
dow and lifted
them In one at a
me ! Whnt are you
doing out there?"
"Please, sir, we're from the home."
said Bobby. "Wo knew you lived
all nlonc and wo thought maybe
you'd like to hlro us three kids to spend
Chrlstinns with you. Wo don't want
any tree," explained Bobby. "We Just
want to hnng up our stockings and
wake up something like home beforo
wo came to the 'syluni." Tears wero
In the boys' eyes now.
Mr. Hartley flourished a handkerchief
nnd tried to laugh, but his voice crnck
ed so queorly.
"Now, that's n funny thing," he de
clared. "I was Ju.st wishing I had
three Slice boys to spend Christmas
with me and miiybo live with mo all
By and by Mr. Bnrtloy called a man
servant, and together they took tlw
three llttlo boys up to bed.
Then they hung their stockings on
the corners of the big four-post bed-
stead, and in two
in I n u t o s they
asleep, while the
nodded lu a chair
outside In tho
hall v nnd Mr.
ed Into a fur
lino d overcoat,
down tho snowy
street to tho
I don't know
who was tho hap
pier that Christ
mas morning, tho
thrco llttlo boys
full of treasures
or big Mr. Bart
ley, whom thoy
c n 1 1 o d "Undo
Dick." And tho
best of it nil was
The Don Lifted Hla
Head and Barked.
In Two Minutes
They Were Asleep.
that Mr. Bartley adopted all three of
tho llttlo lads who catno to him that
Christmas ove, nnd thoy aro growing
ip into such tine, big boys.
At Christmas Time
PnOBABLY the most populnr of nil
Christmas plnnts Is tho poinsettia,
often called tho Christmas roso.
This Is prized for Its dazzling rosotto
of scarlet leaves which grows high up
hbovo the equally beautiful dark green
These scnrlct leaves, which measuro
from four Inches to n foot ncross, nro
usunlly referred to ns tho flowers, but,
correctly speaking, they are not flow
ers. When these grent heads of scarlet
lenves are fully grown thoy will re
main In this condition from ten to
twelve weeks. The polnsettln Is very
enslly cultivated. It grows hi nny
good sandy soil nnd delights In n wnnn
Tho flowers will bo much lnrgcr nnd
finer If tho plant Is given a llttlo stim
ulation In tho form of liquid mnnuro
for n few weeks previous to its bloom
ing. After 'It has stopped flowering
lbout tho middle of February It should
to dried off nnd turned on Its sldo In
i wnrm place until May. Tho collnr Is
sultnble If there Is n furnace; If not,
select nn upstairs closet. Tho plnnt
vlll becomo Just like a dried stick,
nit will be nllvo nevertheless. When
hio spring wenther comes put tho pot
nitslde and water It well. It's surpris
ing how quickly It will start to grow,
lint before it has made much growth
:ut It bnck to the stump. Next shako
off about two-thirds of the old soil, re
placing It with fresh soil composed of
;ood garden lonm and sund. When cut
the number of shoots will Increase, nnd
each shoot means n bend of bloom.
Immediately after tho blooming sea
son Is tho proper time to propngnto
poinsettia, which anyone can enslly
do. After cutting the plant back to
tho stump nnd allowing It to rest ns
first described tnke the canes or
branches which have first been remov
ed nnd cut them in lengths of about
elx inches. Be careful In mnfclng tho
cuttings to keep the tops nil one wny
ns. they are now only dry stems. Fill
n four or live-Inch flowerpot with loose
sand and stick the cuttings In this (bot
tom down) to the depth of about two
Inches. After the cuttings are In placo
tap the bottom of the pot on the table
sharply several times to settle tho
sand. Now water thoroughly and placo
In a sunny window. Afterward wntcr
slightly, Just enough to keep tho snnd
dnmp. The cuttings will soon begin to
show signs of growth. When suro
Hint they are t ooled (which should tnko
about six weeks) transplant them Into
separate pots, using the soli first men
tioned. They will grow In these pots
during the following summer. Always
keep them In the full sun nnd there
will be little difficulty growing thorn. -Philadelphia
That May Be Useful
A NICE present from n disobedient
boy to his father is a shingle.
To please a husband n wife
can do nothing better than buy n cheap
dress for herself.
A gift which bears signs of careful
attention on the part of the giver Is nl
ways appreciated moro than one enrc-s
lessly purchnsod In n store. To mnkoj
a hnby grand piano, buy n full-sized
grand and u piano nnd plnno It down!
to the requisite size for a lint. i
An excellent motorcycle may bok
made at Httlo cost If ono uses n llttlo
common sense. Look nround for a second-hand
wheel nnd plnco it in tho cel
lar. Then find n second-hnnd motor
boat, which can usually bo purchased
nt n low price In towns that ore farj
from water. Extrict tho motor from;
the bont and nlllx It to the cycle. Then'
you havo n motorcycle that will nston-I
tsh nnybody In tho world.
A charming gift for nny mnn yho
does not smoke Is n box of five-cent
A pair of skatoK will provo n very,
pconomlcal present If you hnppen toj
'invotwo one-legged friends. '
To make nn acceptable cravat for aj
pung mnn proceed ns follows: Out a
piece six Inches long off tho dining;
nom enrpet. Clip tho frlngo off nny
rolvet curtains you tuny And In tho
house. Take the spnngles off sonio
Taney dress costume. Now sow tho
fringe on tho enrpet and fasten on tho
spangles. The completed cravat will
delight the heart of nny young man
Who can afford not to wear It.
A ten-carat diamond Is n suitable gift
to a fiancee. If you can't nfford the
Jlnmond try a touring car.
A set of Milton's works may please
i ten-year-old boy.
Noto tho "mny." C. B. Qulncy, In
NTew York American.
A Christmas Heaven
AQAMDnEL roof In a sheltered lano
And a. laughing- group therein.
Tho winds may bellow with might
And tho BtorniH may clash and din,
Dut It's Clirlstmus, Father Christmas,
Hath tho keeping of his kin,
11 i . 1
Dutslde, a traveler In the snow, :
And a glad "Hello I" once more; 1
Within, a hearth (Ire all aglow ,
And' a dear face at the door,
And It's Christmas, Fntlior Christmas
Glveth greetings o'er and o'er.
The clrclos, wonderful circles, where
They aro gathered today;
the kindness, beautiful kindness, there, '
Ana trie welcome words they say,
For It's Christmas, Father Christmas,
Turns no prodigal away.
Frank Walcott Hutt In New Orltjun
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