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Dy AGNES Q. BROGAN.
U'oprrighi. tll. Wlm Niwpr l.nlon.)
Tlio young soldier sought out n so
eluded corner of this public library,
ii ml seated himself In an nttltudo of
dejection. Tlio nutty collnr of Ills
khnkl uniform rested against his
doubled linnd, ns he gaz.ed, elbow on
table, Into space.
Ills, was n handsome faco beneath
wnvy hair, even the somber eyes could
not detract from Its frank charm.
"Cold day," volunteered a bis man
nt his side; ho censed writing abrupt
ly, his eyes Keeking ulmost hungrily
the speaker's face.
"Yes," he answered eagerly, "cold
up in my bonrdlng place too. That's
why I came down here. Going away
tonight to enmp."
"So?" asked the big man. "S'poso
all your foll wJU bo down to speed
tTie parting hero."
"No," tho soldier replied, "you sco
I don't linppen to have nny folks.
Mother and dad, both died last year.
Broke up tlio homo pretty sudden.
Couldn't stand It there, afterwards, so
camo on to get n now position hero."
His volco dropped huskily. "City
boarding Iioubcs aren't much like your
real home," ho ndded.
"So?" said the big man again. Ills
tono lacked Interest, furtively during
the youth's quick confidence, his eyes
had been scanning his paper. "Well,
good night ; good luck to you."
The face of the man In uniform re
sumed Its tense Hiiob, his Hps curved
cynically. "Ho should worry," he
Mgyour pardon," snld a voice
nearby, "wero you speaking to mo?"
Tlio soldier turned hastily. Behind
him, looking over tho book shelves
stood n girl, ns she ended her ques
tion she cawo directly, taking the va
"I was grumbling to myself," tho
man murmured confusedly.
Tho girl beforo him was such n pret
ty girl, her eyes wero nil aglow with
tho sympathy for which his very soul
had hungered, her checks and Hps
wero glowing, too, against tho back
ground of her furs. Hut with nn ab
sence of all self-consclousucss uho
looked bnck at him, her tono was di
rect and Impersonal.
"I heard all you wero saying to that
man," she snld, "nnd I want to tell
you that I nm sorry. Havo you no
friends In tho city?"
Tho soldier shooic nis nenu.
havo been hero such n Httlo while."
"Nor bnck there, where your homo
was?" , t
"I'erhnps It Is my fault that they
imvn overlooked mu." he admitted. "I
I kept to myself n good deal after
my loss, and camo nwny without oven
Hnylng good-by. Everything seemed so
Tho girl nodded. "Well, It doesn't
much matter," she said brightly. "You
will have many friends with you, com
rudes going together, n great bond of
eympnthy uniting you all. Oh I"
she enught her breath and tho mnn
thrilled at her vibrant words, "It Is
such i glorious, wonderful thing to
do, putting your life nt your country's
service. Seo hero," impulsively sho
leaned forward. "I havo been knit
ting things, sweaters, helmets, mulucrs,
for soldiers whom I shnll uover know,
or see. Why enn't I do tho sumo for
you? And write you letters? Would
thnt help?" Sho laughed softly. "-My
friends tell mo that I havo u perfect
genius for letter writing. You might
n Hk mo about anything special you
wished to know, either here, or whero
wns your homo?"
"Fnrniington," he announced mo
clinnlcnlly, his oyes watched hypnotl
cully her Inspiring face.
"I could cot the FarmliiBton papers,"
uho went on, "and ninll them with my
letters. It will bo such a comfort to
me, to feel that I am really helping
over so little. Why," sho throw out
her hands, "this 1b my one uctual op
portunity." Tho somber light left tho man's
eyes, tho natty collar was raised In
true soldier style. "How could you do
all that for a strauger?" ho asked won
doring, "you who know nothing about
"Nothing about youl" repented tho
girl, sho stood and looked ut him
ncross tho book-laden table, then polut
ed to tho tiny symbolic guns of his
uniform, "Thoro are your credentials,"
uho said softly. "What inoro nood I
know of a man who goes to offer his
lifo for my safety 1"
"Tour safety I" tho soldier whis
kered. He. too, nroBe, and stood look'
ing down upon her as ono who sud
denly sees a vision. "That Is true,"
he said slowly, "that makes it worth
"Our country 1" said tho girl.
"Our country 1" tho man repeated,
nnd their hands mot and clasped.
Briskly tho girl picked up her muff.
"At what time do you leave tonight?"
she asked. Ho told hor.
"I shall bo at tho station to soo you
off," sho Bald, "and to b.ld you 'good
courage.' You might write your name
,and address for mo now," ebo suggest
ad. "Mine will coroo in tho first lot
Iter." And as tho regimental trail)
Imoved put of tho station that evening
a soldier with the light of victory lu
jhli eyes turned for a last look at n
'girl who stood cheerfully waving.
"Mighty pretty glrll" remarked
comrade. "Going to marry her?"
"If. I do not, I shall nover marry
any ono else," solomuly answered the
And Inter beneath tho shudo of o.
.rosy lamp the girl bent smilingly over
'Ltnath of the Law.'
Tin phriifce, "The length of the law,"
owes Itfl origin to the enormous length
of some of the parchment rolls upon
which tho ancient statutes of Great
Britain were Inscribed. . The present
day olllclnl title of the "master of tho
rolls" Is n reminder of this an
cient custom. Some faint idea
of the bulk of the English records may
ho obtained from tho fact that a single
statuto, the laud tax commissioners'
net, passed In the first year' of tho
reign of George IV measures when un
rolled upward of 000 feet I Itehoboth
By EDNA PRICE WALLER.
Rose That Changes Color.
White In tho shade, red In the sun
such Is the twofold character that has
given a nnmo to tlio "chameleon rose."
At night, or when it Is carried Into n
dark room, it nssumes n wnxllko white
ness. This does not occur nbruptly,
but tho petals first pass through n
bluish tint, which rapidly changes Into
n very pale rose, and finally ends by
(Copyright, 1911, Wtittrn Ncwmpcr Union.)
"Love will find u way, .Tosluh."
"Not In this case, unless I nm the
pilot nnd guide. I have brought up
my dead cousin's slaughter, Winnie,
since she was ten. I've seen to her
education. She's n smart girl, though
sometimes willful. I want to seo her
start In life right."
.Toslali Loggett's nolghbor smiled se
cretly. He knew, ns did all the town, tho
old schemer handleiPn small Incomo
that camo to Winnie, and undoubtedly
benefitted by tho same. Furthermore,
Winnie wns nn npt little housekeeper.
"I hnvo tried to bring Wlnnlo nnd
tho clerk in my brother's store, Lorn
Dysart, together, because ho ly n sav
ing, respectable young fellow. Wlnnlo
has had n notion about Itodney Blnke.
' " ' mxmMm
t.nAA..il 41. mLAnt ...1.U,. rPtinM I 4 It-
r u ""s " , I've nipped his young affections In the
is tnken into bright sunlight, with the 1 t 11 ' "
II... - . ii.. i. 1 ... 1 1 1 1 x , n I . . uinKO IS
urn in mo uiuai. minium iiuuuy. iina
phenomenon comes from Japan.
Man Imitates Nature's Works.
Wo havo succeeded in penetrating
tho depths of the sen nnd the oxpnnscs
of tho air, In our contention for gain
nnd progress, but these accomplish
meats nro but of recent perfection.
For thousands of years, for millions,
tho sons hnve been Inhabited by finny
monsters, nnd tho nlr by winged crea
tures. The suhmnrlno nnd nlrplnno are
merely imltntlnns, nnd tho very col
ors and shapes of those forms havo
been found to bo tho most protective.
Africa n Largo .Block of Land.
Nearly one-fourth of the enrth's sur
face is comprised within tho continent
of Africu, nnd it Is ns far nround tho (
coast of Africa ns It is nround tho
world. Every eighth person of tlio
world's population lives In tlio Unrk
continent. Tho blncks doublo their ,
number every 40 yours and white every .
80 years. There nro 813 languages '
and dialects spoken among tho blncks
of Africa, but only n few of them writ
ten. Vuncouver Dally Sun.
Queer Post Office Names.
Strnngo names . havo often been
given to post otfices in tho United
States. Tho latest list shows n placo
called Ace, in Missouri; nn Afllnlty in
West Vlrglnln, a Barefoot In Georgln,
n Blgfoot In Texas, n Blowout in Idaho,
a Braggadocio In Missouri, n Chuckle
In North Carolina, n DIHlculty In Wyo
ming, nnd a Mud In Texas. Tho post
ofllco doesn't euro, of course, so long
as tho nnmo is written legibly nnd the
county and stnto nro given.
No Better Combination.
It Is n strajigo thing thnt peoplo
should voluntarily miss so much of
beauty In their lives. But it is n fact
thnt tho present generation does not
place as much emphasis upon tho li
brary in the homo ns should bo placed.
Make your library the center of your
n pretty fine young man,
, nil the same," obscryad the neighbor,
j nnd tho spenkcr went his way mental
i ly comparing young Blnkc with the
I enrrotty-headed, undersized Lem Dy
' snrt. Meantime, Wlnnlo wus going
through n vivid ordeal. Her guardian
wntched her ns u cnt does n mouse.
He hnd refused to allow Blake to call
' at the house, and Dysart wn n fre
quent visitor. She despised the latter
as much ns she admired the manly ob
' Ject of her choice. They met, but un
I "It's got to end!" Rodney declared
forcibly. "You nro old enough to know
your own mind nnd net upon It. Let
, us mnko a bold dnsh and end this
I "Oh, Itodney i You don't mean to
elopo?" gasped Winnie.
I "Why not? They are driving us to
thnt ns thc-only outcome, nren't they?"
I "Wo nro watched so closely. See,
Itodney, there is Mr. Leggett, now. Ho
will seo us," but Rodney slipped past
u Hedge wltn tlie hurried parting
"Bo sure to sco me tomorrow. I
hnvo a plan I wnnt to tell you nbout."
The plan was the outcome of n
suggestion mado by an old boyhood
friend of Itodney, ono Bob West. They
lind not met for live years until the
day previous, when Itodney had come
ncross West on the street. They hnd
n pleasant chat, and West divulged
tho fact thnt he was advance agent of
n circus which wns to pitch its tent
nt tlio edge of the town Saturday.
Itodney told him whnt he had on his
mind: Winnie, nlwnys Winnie, and
West showed n sympathetic interest.
"Why, say," ho remarked with
friendly ardor, "I can help you out In
n big wny the bnlloon."
"I don't quite understand," snld Itod
"Wo have one. It goes up n thou
sand feet every afternoon. Wo ndver-
tise to give fifty dollars to any couplo
who will mnko the ascent with a cler
gyman and consent to bo married way
up in tho clouds."
Itodney loft his Ingenious friend,
filled with suppressed excitement. IIo
managed to got n lengthy noto to Win
nie. Ho wns around tho circus beforo
THE CALL TO TOUR
calls for Polarine in the motor. When you want speed the
Polarine lubricated cylinder lets the piston slide rapidly up
and down without friction. And if you need power that
same thin film of Polarine seals the gas above the piston '
makes a giant out of your motor.
You can get Polarine wherever you go a thousand miles
from here. It's the safe oil to start with.
Look for the sign it identifies a good dealer and a depend
Red Crown Gasoline is best for the long run speedy,
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
p O L A R I N EJ
Geo. B. Dent,
Physician and Surgeon.
Special Attention given to Surgery
Offlcs: Building and Loan Building
p. i Office 130
Phonti J Re3ldenc, H5
Office phone 241. Res. phone 217
L. C. DROST,
North Platto, - - Nebraska.
Knlghta of Columbus Building.
Sheep and Cattle
FOR SALE -
Farmers this is the year and the ',
time of the year to get stock to eat
up your rough feed. I have on
hand and for sale 3000 feeding lambs '
and ewes, and 500 cattle. Come
and talk to me.
C. H. WALTER,
Wo have nt our placo 1 miles cai
of Experimental Station 75 hand
White Faced cows and calves for
home. Uuy good books nnd rend them
together. "For there Is no friend like ( tho Saturday afternoon performance.
a nook nnd u book."
Plea for Architectural Harmony.
"Architecture Is frozen music," but
wo would hnvo to keep cotton In our
ears If some of our rural arcliltccturo
should thaw out. Why does tho luir
mony wo appreciate in music and
painting not appear In our buildings,.
particularly In their relation to ench 1
other. Frank A. Bourne, In tho House
Degrees Inllnlto of luster there must
always ho, but tho weakest among us
hns n gift, however seemingly trlvlnl,
which Is peculiar to lilm nnd which,
worthily used, will bo a gift also to
his raco forever, Ituskln.
Wlnnlo had Induced her guardian to
nllow her to attend the entertainment
Tho latter, however, Insisted that ho
i "Hero's your ticket," ho snld; "re
served Beat near tho band stand. I've
invited Lem, it nil as soon ns ho ar
rives we'll como In nnd mnko a regu
lar family group hoi he I"
And then ho strolled about, and Win
nie disappeared past tho ticket taker,
but as soon nu her guardlnu was out
of sight, darted out again, nnd two
mlnutos later entered the tent before
which tho giant balloon was swaying.
Inside was Rodney, and she fluttered
.to his fildo nnd was introduced to
IWcst, and tho mnn lu charge of tho
"Don't get ficnred, little one," spoke
the latter, a good-natured, fatherly
looking man. "Everything Is arranged
to a T. Now, then, Mr. Blake, Just
tog up in thnt falsa beard and wig.
And you, young lady, cover your pretty
J. 1$. BEDFIELD.
PHYSICIAN & SUEGEON
Dra. Redfleld & Rcdflold
PHYSICIANS SURGEONS HOSPITAL
Office Phone 642 Ros. Phone 87
NORTH PLATTE'S MODERN FUNERAL
AUTO SERVICE LADY ATTENDANT
PHONES DAY 023. NIGHT 030.
Willi mako tho season of 1918 aa fol
Tuesdays, Thusdays nnd Satur
ilnvs at tho Mo con son Feed and Sale
IJarn, North .nnue, nou., ucginninu
Bnlauco of-tho week, except Sunday,
nt mv farm six nillos west of North
Motto ami three-fourths of a mile
southeast of Blrdwood switch.
NABOB was foaled May 24, 1913,
and lmnorted wfttu (his mother by
North & Robinson, of Grand Island,
In July. 1913. Was bred by M. Des-
nroz. DeDarunont of orno, m Franco.
This horso weighs 1780, is clean and
sound in every particular, ana is aa
eood as you will find anywhere.
Wo Invite you to come ana seo mis
Worth Whllo Quotation.
Lenrn to be pleased with everything ;
with wealth so far as it makes us of : face with this flowing bridal veil.
1. n n L . 1. ...141. . . . .. L I ....
wnen i spcnic tiie worn come
bonedt to others ; with poverty for not
having much to enro for, and with ob
scurity for being unenvicd. Plutnrch.
Forest Long Submerged.
Whllo dredging a river in Russia,
engineers discovered a submerged for
est that covered acvernl square miles,
from which logs moro than 100 feet
long havo been taken.
Reipect "Self.Made" Man.
Everybody Ukea and respects self
made men. It Is a great deal better
to be mado in that way than not to be
mado nt nil.-Holmes.
Would Make Thick Earth Crust.
I speak the word come out
quickly, and hustle Into the balloon
bnskot before anybody recognizes
Joslnh Leggett spent half nn hour
looking for Dysnrt. IIo enmo across
him. with sovernl hundred others, star
ing uloft at tho balloon, which was de
scending from Its aerial ascent.
"I say, why wasn't you on tlraol"
censured Joslnh. "Hero Wlnnlo hns
been insido the tent half nn hour.
Como on In, or they'll ail up our
"Just a mlnuto," spoke Dysnrt, con
tinuing to gnpo aloft. "This Is lots of
fun. Lot's have a glimpse of the hnppy
couple when they alight."
Tho wedding party wob being borno
gracefully to tho ground. There was
30 HEAD OF
WHITE FACE BULLS
3 YEAR OLD.
ALSO 300 HEAD
WHITE FACE HEIFERS
2 YEAR OLD.
SEE OR ADDRESS
C. V. TURPIE,
NORTH PLATTE, NBBR.
TERMS- $15.00 to Insure colt to
stand and suck. If mares are dis
posed of or leave tho country service
feo becomes duo and payablo at once.
Caro -will bo taken to brovont nccl
dents, hut should nny occur stallion
owner will not bo rsponslblo.
Tho amount of land abovo oca level . the mnn engineering tho bnlloon. The
In tho world would mnko a crust 000 , bridegroom had removed his false
feet thick If evenly dlstr.butcd all over
Matter of Disposition.
"How do they fish for pearls, dadT"
"Well, some wives threaten nnd oth
ers nag." Loulsvlllo Courier-Journal.
To keep plcturo frames from bocom
ing fly speckod, rub them with wntei
In which onions have been boiled.
Rcmombor kindnesses received
jjet thoso wo have done.
beard and wle and was sml!lnr into
ike facs of the bride, her enveloping
(rsll now drawn aside. The clergyman,
ill smiles, held his hands over their
heads, delivering his blessing.
"Now hoar tho crowd guy them," bo-
(sn Dysnrt, and then ho clutched tho
rra of his companion nnd nenrly fell
oveir "Thunder 1
"Wlnnlo I" gasped Joslah, and It was
his turn to collapse
And then, Instead of guying, ns the
crowd recognliod Wlnnlo, whom half
the town adored, and Roduey, their
prime favorite, they roalizod tho situa
tion fully, ami nniVd onthuslnstlc
cheers tHe hnppy twain stepped to ter
ra ilrinn, man nnd wife.
THE BLACK DIAMOND
For ale nt the ofTlce of
LEYPOLDT & PENNINGTON.
Erery liencll will dehorn BO calvca
from 10 dnra to 10 month old for
81.00. A profit of S5.00 for nny calf It
fnlla to dehorn.
Call nt the oftlce and Ret one.
Hospital Phone Black G33.
House Phone Black 033'
iv. t. rimciiARi),
Eight years a Government Votorlnnr
lan. Hospital 218, south Locust St.
ono-hnlf block southwest of the
Notice Is hereby given that by virtu
of on order of Bruno' O. Hostetiq
Judea of the District Court of Buffo
County, Nebraska, made on Decembi
3, 1917, and modlfled on Februarys
1918, for tho sale, or tno real esia
hereinafter described, there win
sold at tho East Front Door of tl
Court House in North Platto, Nobral
ka, on May 23d, 1918, at 10 o'clock
m. Standard time, on saiu uay at puni
lie vendue, to tho highest bidder, till
followilnc described real estate; tol
wit: Tho undivided two-thirds of thf
North Half (N.) of tho Northeast
Quarter (N.E.i). and tho North Hals
(N.) of tho Northwest quarte i
fM.W.i.l of Section 17. Town 1W
Range 29, in Lincoln County, Nebras!
ka, upon the following terms, to-wlt
Ono Thousand Dollars ($1,000) to bl
duo and payablo in threo years fronl
April 1, 1917. Fifteen Hundred Doll
lars ($1,600) to bo due and payable hi
five years from said date, Dearw v
Sovon per cent (7) lnteirest fn7
saiu uaie, to oo secureu oy lirai uj
gage on the whole of said one hut... q
shall contain a clause that the mort
gagor shall pay all taxes that may b1
levied and assescd against snld mort
cago, and tho purchaser shall pay th
taxes on said premises for tho yea'
1917, aad all Bums paid abovo said de
ferod payments, shall be paid In cast
Said sale shall remain open for on
As GuardlajL of Louiso Morrison anf
Sidney Q. Morrison, Minors.
N. P. McDONALD.
a30-ml7 Attorney for Giiardlatl
DARK DAPPLE GRAY
will mnko Via season of 1018 nt ray
placo flro miles oast of llcrshoy nnd
seven miles nest of North Platto on
tho Lincoln IlJglnray
Tills stallion has passed tho oxnm
Inatlon required1 by tlio government
and nm pronounced nearly perfect.
TERMS $12.00 to lnsuro living
colt to stand and suck. In case mare
Is disposed of, feo becomes duo at
onco. Will not bo responsible for ac
Chas. L Leypoldt.
Taken up by tho subscriber on his
enclosed lands In Walker Precinct in
Lincoln county, Nebraska, on tho 14th
dav of February. 1918. an all rod cow.
white on belly, no brand or mark of
any kind, ago about frur yoar, weight
April 8, 1918.
A9-mia DAN McNICKLE,
Wlllam A. Hayes, will take notlcb
that on the 29th day of March. 1911.
Wllllnm H. H. Wnoilhurat. Countl'
Judgo of Lincoln County, Nebraska,
iBsuea an oraer or auaenment ior ini)
sum of $85.85 In an action pending lit
tho County Court of said Llncol'i
County, wherein Alvln W. Hughes U
plaintiff and William A. Hayes Is de
fendant. That property or the aoroniv
ant consisting of One ElkarflyfL -
sensrer automobllo has been
under said order, and tho Mutual Bui;
Ing and Loan Association of North
Platte, has been garnlshoed. p
Said cause was continued to tne iri
day of May, 1918, at 10 o'clock a. mi
AL.VIN w. HUU11KH, l-iainiiu,
Bv Honelnnd & Honirland His A
Notice to Creditors, J t
Estate No. 1560 of Amanda W.
Thomson, deceased in tho county cow t
of Lincoln county, Nebraska. f
Tho Stato of Nobraska, as; Crcdltois
of sold estate will tako notlco that tie
tlmjet limited for presentation and filing
of claims against said estate Is Augujt
31. laid, and for sottlemet of saH
ostato Is April 20, 1919; that I. will sJt
at tno county court room in salt
county, on May 31, 1918, at 9 o'cloc
A. m., and on August 31, 1918 atp
a. m., to receive, examine, hen'
nllow, or adjust all claims, and obje
Hons duly nlictu.
WM. H. C. WOODHURST,
n30-4wks. County Juofro.
Notice of Petition.
Estate No. 1559 of Marie L. Colin,
ceased in tho County Court of Linct
Tho Stato of Nebraska, To all po
sons interested in said Estato ta'.i
notlco that a petition has been filed f f
tho nnpolntmont of J. E. Evans as A
mlnlstrator of said estate, which hi;
boon sot for hearing horolu on May 'a
1918, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Dated April 23. 1918.
Wm. II. C. WOODHURST,
a30-m21 County Judgo
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