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IRA L RAKE, Editor and Publisher 5
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Entered at tho North Platto, Nebraska
Postofilco as Socond Class Matter.
Fit I DA V, HV.Vr.MttKK, 27th, 191S.
Traffic Conditions In November.
Hals Holdon, regional director of
railroads for tho Central Wostorn
region, In IUh report for November,
Just issued, says:
Compared, with same month last
year the total loading of live Btock
increased 8,043 cars, or 12.3. Tho
loading was fully protected at all
times and tho traffic moved promptly.
Kansas City market liandled a total of
1G,913 cars Inbound, an Increaso of
2,031 cars or 13.6; out bound 0,700
cars, nn Increaso of 230 cars of 3.5.
South Omaha market had inbound 11,-
488 cars, an Increase of 404 cars or
4.2; outbound 3,C43 earn, an Increase
of 1.7C0 cars or 32.0. St. Joseph
market had inbound G.810 cars, an
Increaso of 1,931 cars or 39.f; out
bound 1,742 cars, an Increaso of 348
cars or 24,8.
Tho number of troop movement de
creased materially compared with pro-
vlous months. A total of 42 special
troop trains, with 15,032 men wore
operated during the month, In addi
tion to which about 9,000 men dis
charged from (ho sorvlco wcro bun
Tho coal situation In tho Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Colorudo, Utah and
Wyoming fields during tho month of
November has been easy from a trans
portation standpoint. Tho car supply
was moro than ample, tho daily re
ports of tho coal rods Bhowing ac
cumulatively many moro cars avail
able than tho mlnoB woro ordering.
Tho passenger travel during tho
month of November "was light. This
was ln largo part duo to influenza
opidomlc. Tho cessation of troop
movomonts to ports of ombarkatlon
aiso nau us onect upon passongor
Tho, work of demobilization which Is
now In progress meaiiB a heavy move
ment from cantqh'monts. Additional
facilities and tlck'otHollors havo boon
Installed to handlo tlio movement
: :o: ;
Roll Call Reaches 1(1,000,000.
Washington, Doc. 25. -Reports ro
coived at Amorlcan Rod Cross head
quarters today from all parts of tho
country show an onrollmont of up-
proxlmntoly 10,000,000 in tho "Christ-
man roll call" with forty por cont of
tho chapters, including a nmnbor of
largo cities yet to report. Final ro-
turns, which nro not expected for a
week or ton days, will bring tho 1919
membership woll beyond the 10,000,-
: to: :
No Iiitonontloii In ;Hhsm.
Tho alliod governments hnvo decided
against furthor Intervention in Rua
nla, at lenst for tho present, accord
ing to Indications from official ctrclos,
Groat Britain and tho United States,
whilo recognising that Russia should
uo assisted In a way to pormlt it to
rotum to normal conditions, point out
that military Intervention on n largo
scalo would Involvo difficulties and
dangers of all kinds.
: :o: : .
Eight lUIIIon In Taxes.
Tho Bamo spirit of cnthUHlasm nnd
co-oporntion which uttondod tho
fourth Llborty loan and much tho
Bamo mothods, Including advertising
In nowspopera and local propaganda
campaigns, aro planned as fonturos
of tho nation's next groat financial
task, tho collodion of about $8,000,-
000,000 In tnxes noxt year.
internal Rovflnuo Commissioner
Ropor Is making preparations for a
great drivo In January nnd Fobrnurv
to trot tho 10.000JOOO tmranna
to got tho 10,000j000 persona who
probably will bo subjoct directly to
govornmout tnxoa to lllo their re
turns early, accurately and willingly.
Form Export Associations.
Amorlcan manufucturors aro rapIcUy
forming export associations which
plan to carry tho products of tho Uni
ted States to ovory nation on ourth,
to crcnto and onlargo demands for
goods ''made In America.," nnd to
furnish cargooa for tho Amorlcan
morchnnt marlno to transport over
tho Baven boob. Tho trndo Invasion of
othor countries will bogln ln earnest
whon Europo has boon supplied with
food andl rtoconjsjjrujction materials
and tho world got back to a normal
Tho Bteamor Franco docked at Ho-
bokon Tuesday with 3,805 Amorlcan
troops aboard. Tho toturnlng troops In
eluded 1,604 wounded, men from nearly
ovory atato ln tho union, thoir injuries
ranging from fcullot wounds ln arms,
and logs to hIioII shock and cases which
will require months of treatment
No child botwoon tlio agon of 1 year
nnd 80 yoars should miss Uncle Tom's
Cnhln Kolth Monday.
By VARREN LEE BARTON.
(CulifrUlit, 1U18, Winlertl NewlMwr Union,)
"How you feeling now, Roger?"
"Snug us n bug In a rug i"
"Mebbe we'd letter forget digging
gold and dig back for home, hoy?"
"Everybody would laugh at us. No,
I'll be all right In a dny or two and
we'll strike a fresh trail, see?"
Thus spoke Roger Small, rich irinn's
son of Chesterton, fifty miles distant, to
his fides Achates, Zeb Walls. They
were In an old barn and, lying on n
henp uf liny and covered to the chin
with a ragged horse blanket, Roger,
with mottled face, watched his chum
and nurse bustle about.
The latter had set up light house
keeping, lie had a smntl one-burner
kerosene stove, a skillet and a few
other kitchen accessories, a package of
cereal, a bottle of milk mid an old tea
pot. This was constantly simmering
on the little oil burner and gave out
an aromatic steam.
"You see, you've got the measles,"
said Zeb, "and all you can do for It Is
to He still and keep warm, so I bor
rowed the blanket without asking, and
as to the warm drinks you've got to
have there's loads of pennyroyal In
the fields and that's the tea you're
getting. I found a letter with a regit
lnr and a special delivery stamp on It
and cut them off and sold them for ten
.cents nnd bought the cereal."
Oil, .eb I The letter was Intended for
Course 11 was. It's addressed to a
woman nnd some one dropped it be
fore It was mulled. I'll hunt her up
nnd deliver It."
"You're a true blue one, ain't you?"
voiced Roger ln grateful admiration.
"I try to be. You would run away
from home and, having none myself,
I was glad to Join you. Now you're
sick, think I'd drop you?"
Just thon there were sounds of Jolly
Juvenile voices outside. Half a dozen
boys peered In curiously. "It's the two
fellers we hciwd about running away
from homo," spoko their leader.
"Keep out I This Is a hospital Just
now," warned Zeb.
"What do you mean?" was Inquired.
"Just what I say. My chum's down
with tho measles mid I'm nursing
him," and Zeb went outside with the
"Huh I" muttered ono of them, "He's
lucky. Don't have to go to school.
WIsh't I had his sickness,
You 'do?" challenged Zeb, his eye
brightening. "Look here, any of you
fellows anxious to catch tho measles
so you don't have to go to school can
be accommodated at ten cents per. All
you've got to do Is to pay a dime, come
In and sit by my chum for nn hour or
two and afore a day or so you'll break
out most beautifully."
Zeb laughed at his own conceit, but
the boys went away thoughtful. At
noon two of them reappeared with an
air of mystery and twenty cents be
"Hny," observed one of them, sheep
Ishly, "we'll take twenty cents' worth
of your measles between us."
That's business," said Zeb, and saw
them seated beside his patient and pro
ceeded down town to buy some delicti
cles for Ills Invalid chum.
However infection old not occur
and the would-be victims missed the
opportunity of an anticipated vacation
but the story got out. Miss Inn Blnlr
schoolteacher, learned of the Incident
"I never heard of such cold-blooded
diabolism 1" she told an assistant
This Zeb Walls must be a horrible
wretch. I shall see that ho and his
chum leave town at once,
She was pretty as a picture and gen
tie as a dove, but for a day or two had
been laboring under disappointment
and chagrin. Four days previous a
certain shy, but adoring young man
had whispered to her at a tennis party
unit he intended sending her a very
Important letter next day, and It hud
Zvb, making a fresh Infusion of pen
nyroyal ten, was challenged from out
side tho burn by a young lady waving
her parasol at him.
"Come here, you young reprobate I
sho called. "Are you the wretch who
has boon trying to scatter an epldenil
of disease through the town?"
"No'ni," dissented Zeb, "I've Just
been trying to keep my chum, Roger
"Well, you must move on and leave
here, or I'll have the authorities ufter
you. I am Miss Rlalr, the schoolteach
er, and I must protect my charges."
"Oh, snyl" abruptly ejaculated Zeb,
Tvo got something for you," and ho
hauled out the letter from which ho
had clipped tho stamps. Miss Rlalr
examined It with trembling lingers.
She read the luclosuru
"You dear boy I" sho cried, almost
hugging him. "Tell me where you got
"I found It," explained Zeb. "Was
It stealing, taking tho stamps? Th
I guess I'd steal for tho best friend I
over had, Roger Small." Miss Rlalr
led him on to tell all about his struiu.o
doings, tracing In his fidelity a ferr
that showed a veritable diamond .a
"After all, only friendship and low
count for much," she said, nnd forth
with saw to It, timid her Joy over tho
letter, that the two wayfarers wero
comfortably housed, tho father of Rog
er sent for, and she bo pleaded for loy
al, loving Zeb with the latter that he
decided to tako Zeb and make some
thing of him.
And Miss Inu Rlalr wits glud of till
of this, for how her future might havo
been marred had tho lost letter novor
been 'found I
By PERCIVAL MARSH.
din H!it. 131S, Wntrn Newptr Lnlou.)
Wl:-n Horace Rarr announced to his
three spinster sisters that he had. ut
list accumulated ten thousand dollnrs
nnd that It wus sufe in bank, the sol
n el ml' I'oiimliicciirv lilted IIihIi- niIiiIh
that they would hover have to starve, j
He laid gone Into buying grain from
nearby fanners mid hail made money
fast, storing his purchases and ship
ping 'to tho city always on n rising
When one day ho entered the house
nnd slapped down on the table a pack
ugo of legal looking documents, with
gloating unction remarking, "There
tire the title deeds to house and lot,
free nnd clear," all hands smiled with
delight, for they knew that u perma
nent roof wns assured.
"Going to the city to buy an auto
mobile," bo announced somewhat later.
We're going to take all the good out
of life we can get." About a week
liter there came a telegram to Hor
onso, the elder sister. It read : "Home
Tuesday afternoon by new nuto. Also
a wife," and the flutter this Informa
tion caused kept the throe astounded
and suspcnseful sisters on tantalizing
hooks through forty-eight hours.
They were kindly of heart, though
having narrow notions In some re-
Bpccls. Horace had been a good broth
er and they hoped lie had made a suit
able choice of n helpmeet.
She ciuno and the sisters stared.
They had never seen greater beauty.
Piquant, petite, ever smiling, It could
not be In the heart of any one In tho
world to resist her. Sho dazzled them
with her pretty ways. As the three
sisters were alone llortonse said with
sigh: "Sho loves Horace, that Is
sure. Slie greets ner new nome us a
pulace. She has no relatives, Horace
says, so there will be no divided nor
Interfering Interests. Only five words
"Speak them, Hortense," urged
Sho Is a baby doll," and that set
tled conviction seemed unanimous;
"One thing," spoke Rose, n week
later, "Nettn Is uo gadder. She lovea
his home." ,
"Yes." echoed Muriel, "and her de
votion to Horace Is almost pathetic."
'And did you ever see such fnncy
work as she Is capable of doing?" sup
plemented Hortense, nnd, when tho
latter complimented Nettn on this fea
ture the next day, the hitter said mod
I ought to know something ln that
line, for I spent three yenrs us an ap
prentice. You see, artificial liowcr
making Is my trade."
Trade?" mildly Hortense eclioetl
the Jarring word.
"Well, It Is scarcely a profession, is
It?" smiled Netta sweetly. "You see,
when your brother firnt met me I hud
become forewoman ln a millinery sup
ply house. They say I hud become
an expert, so If ever dear Horace htm
business reverses we have something
to fall buck upon."
Tho reverses came. A shrewd, hono
too scrupulous gruln buyer appeared
ns a rival In the field and Horace be
gan to lose trade. He made some un
lucky mirchases. In six mouths Ills
surplus at the bank wns gone. A lit
tie later he had to mortgnge the homo
nnd sell the automobile. Then ho hud
n serious breakdown.
"Sisters," said Netta one day. "tho
time has come for us to show, our
mettle. I want you, Hortense, to go
to tV.ft city tomorrow to help mo buy
some stock. I am going to start into
the artificial flower business In a mod
nt wiiv. 1 know tho line. I know
tho trndo. and I know further that In
Bide of a week you three can become
experts with all your quick Ideas and
Industry and nlftlness."
So Netta took Hortense with her to
the cltv and siient a week studying tho
market. She hud some money of her
own nnd she Invested It unhesitating
lv. Sho unrealised ribbons and sheets
of silk, and satin and other fabrics
used In making pretty lloral counter-
felts. She bought dies, and wire and
tools. Ry the end of two weeks tho
big parlors were transformed Into busy
work rooms. System and order pre
vailed. A thorough business woman
Netta had an linniedlate outlet for her
U-.H-..S Horace, recuperating, mur
mured over his uselessness.
"Ready to work?" questioned Netta
brightly. "Very well. First, you slinll
help pnek and ship. Then you shall
keep the books. Thon, dear, as soon
as we nro well started, Instead of sell
ing to tho Jobbers you shall be our
traveling salesman. We will work up
direct clients of our own and tnnko a
douhlo profit. Why, tho business will
"How cozy It has been, nnd how
nice," said Hortenso ono day, a year
later. Tho mortgnge had been paid
off and they had a now automobile
nnd money ln bank. Tlu business
had grown so thnt work rooms down
town wore necessary and Horace was
slowly, safely feeling his way hack
Into his old business.
"Horace," said Hortenso to her
brother one day, "I did Netta a griev
ous wrong when she first camo among
"Nobody has discovered it so far."
declared Horace good-naturedly.
"I called her a baby doll."
"Meaning pretty daintiness? Why
not? ; S,wot nnme, Isn't It? Why, she
would feel llattered If you told hot
about It. Don't let thnt grievous sin
rest on your memory, sister mine,
She ' went to sleep ln my arms lust
night crying for tho Joy nt having
yound all In life worth living for."
whfm making miT a r.fiPCK
Take Time Enouflh to Write Legibly
' and Be Sure Amount 19 Indicated
Clearly in Writing.
Do you know how to write u check
so that It cannot be successfully tam
pered with? Experts declare that
carelessness In that small matter Is
responsible for the loss of millions of
dollars annually, the loss falling some
times ou the Individual and sometimes
on 1,10 "Ullk
There nre ineehanicnl
prevent the raising of
checks, but their use is not general,
partly because of the expense, but
more particularly, probably, because It
adds one more to the multitude of
things to be done.
For those who are dally taking
chances William G. Pengelly. hand
writing expert In n recent paper, of
fers some valutible advice In the draw
ing of checks. Ills first suggestion is
to take enough time for the process to
bo sure of doing a good Job. In filling
n the space for the amount In nu
merals, write in legible figures, begin
ning close to the printed dollur mark;
don't leave space for the Insertion of
another figure. Then write the amount
In words, preferably beginning with n
capital, tit the left-hand end of the
line; don't write U so that the amount
stands In the middle of the line; hav
ing written-the amount properly, draw
a heavy line from the Inst letter to
the word "Dollars" at the right. As
he gays, "block the words In" so that
additions cannot be easily made either
at the beginning or at the end. When
the words are written clearly and with
nn initial of unmistakable Identity, the
check-raiser bus little opportunity for
Another safeguard Mr. Pengelly sug
gests is the writing of the nniount of
the check, either In figures or words, In
red Ink, nbove or within the signature
at tho bottom. In his experience he
has found this to be n successful snfe
gunrd against fraud. Rut the all-Im
portant things aro legibility of hand
writing nnd proper location of the
written amounts. Don't bo ln a hurry
ln writing n check. It Is a haste that
makes trouble. Columbus Dispatch.
LIKE OTHER ORIENTAL TOWNS
Joppa Since Earliest History Has
Beefn More or Less the Plaything
In the tribute lists of Thothmes III.
king of Egypt, who held his court on
the banks of the Nile, some 1000 years
before the Christian era, there figured
the town of Joppa. Thothmes in was a
mighty warrior. He fought no fewer
than seventeen successful campaigns
ln Syria, twice captured Knilcuh and
was one of the greatest builders and
administrators Egypt nnd ever known
bo, although nothing Is certain nbout
tho mutter, he probably captured Jop
pa und laid tribute on the inhabitants
who then, ns today, built their houses
over the "rounded hillock" which, from
the sea, forms a gracious landmark
Hint wns .1,400 years ngo, and every
now nnd again during nil those cen
turies, the old city, which looks out
over the Medlter-aneiin toward the
coast of Africa, away beyond Egypt,
has stepped into nnd out of the history
of the world.
On Marrying Aviators.
It Is noticed that the dear girls are
marrying aviation lieutenants more
than any other class of soldiers. This
Is not because so many of them nre
killed, but because the service Is the
most romantic, and If there Is any
thing a well-balanced girl likes more
than anything else It Is romance. And
to have a husband who soils the blue
skies and goes hiding In the clouds
makes a girl very proud. She has a
right to be. He Is looked upon as a
superman who gets beyond the domain
of gravitation nnd wnnders In the re
glons where the angels are supposed
to lly. YUion such a one gets bad
to earth and sits with his wife before
the cordial fireplace, and talks to bet
of stars, sunsets nnd dreams, eould
there be more delightful company?
Who would not be nn aviator and face
all the perils of aviation for such nn
experience? No wonder the govern
ment has more uvlators than It wants
Ohio State Journal.
Blind Boys on Joy Ride.
A little engineering Ingenuity hns
made dozens of blind and deaf chil
dren in llnnlla happier.
Deaf and blind children nre some
times hnrd to nniuse. A man who
fashions some plaything that can
make perpetual darkness nnd silence
a little easier to endure adds n Jewel
to his heavenly crown.
Tho merry-go-round thnt has been
placed nt the disposal of the children
ln tho Deaf und Blind school In, Ma
nila Is simple enough for the handi
capped boys nnd girls to opernto with
Tho whirling structure comprises n
triangular framework of wood scant
lings pivoted on a stout wood post In
the center. At each point of tho trl
angle Is n sent nnd a wheel. The
wheels travel on n circular Iron track,
Legs and nrms supply tho motive pow
er. Popular Science Monthly.
St. Mlhlel Party.
Ono Infantry compnny-nt the end
of several hours' advance found that
it had cutoff several score of flermnns
In n wood. Tho Germans didn't show
any light. Most them didn't even
exhibit enough nerve to come out nnd
surrender. When it came time for the
cnptnln to make his periodical report
to his battalion P. C, this sentence
concluded the message ho sent back:
"Have nbout a hundred friendly
troops In woods on my right." Paris
Stars and Stripes.
ispr mmfct, - w
Let -'his" gift
be a HOOVER!
The days aro not long
onough, it seoms, for you to
attond to your multiplied
duties. You must adopt more
Most tlroaome, time-con
sumlng and disagreeable is
tho weekly cleaning day.
Let it bo largely replaced by
a few moments dally use of
Thon dirt will never accu
mulate In your rugs and car
pota. Housecleanlng will be
Though THE HOOVER
glides so lightly that a three-year-old
can use it, It beats
out Imbedded grit, sweeps up
stubbcrnost-clinging llttor of
all kinds and dustlcssly with
draws the dirt thus dislodg
ed. Only THE HOOVER beats,
sweeps, "suction cleans. Only
Tho Hoover cleans THORO
LY. When ho give3 you a
HOOVER he gives you! tho
North Platte Light
& Power Co
W. E. FLYNN
Office over McDonald Rank. '
Office Phono 1136 Itcs. Phono 1126
L. M. McCLARA,
3Iy ono host reference I'm always
dated ahead Phono at my expense
Dll. TWINES HOSPITAL
For Medical, Surgical, Mat
ernity and convalescent pati
ents. Successful operation on
Appendix, when necessary
Hospital Phone 110-
Office Phone 183
Residence Phone 283
1008 West Fourth Street
North Platto, Neb.
DOCTOR D. T. QUIGLEI
Practice Limited to
Surgery and Radium Therapy
7SS City National Bank Building.
General Farm Sales a Specialty.
Roforonces and Dates at First Na
tional Bnuk, North Platto, Nob.
big Price for Furs.
loii will mnko money by coming (o
noo mo boforo you ship.
Office, at the Old Stock Yards
We also buy cattle. Call phone
Black 381 forprices '
North Platte, Nebraska.
Why not YvrHo your flro and cyciono
insurance vriin n roiinnio company
who lurost thoir premiums ln Liberty
ItondB and giro our county tho credit.
Sco us (or farm and automobile rates
NEBRASKA REAL ESTATE CO.
If your Radiator leaks, or is
filled with sediment and your
car heats, have it fixed before
winter. Before using any
anti-freezing solutiou. be sure
your radiator is tight and
Romigh Garage 6th and Locust Street
One Halt Block North ot Postoftice.
A modern institution for tha
cientific treatment of medical,
surgical and confinement casus.
Completely qutpped X-Ray
and diagnostic laboratories.
Geo. B. Deal. M. D. Y. Locas, M. D.
J.B. Redfield. M. D. J. S. SIMMS, M.D.
GEO. B. DENT,
Phsylclan and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given to Surgory
Office: Building & Loan Building
Phones: Office 130, Residence 115
Office Phone 340 Res. Black 376
Belton Bldg. North Platto, Neb.
Hospital Phone Black 633.
House Phone Black 633
y. T. PMTCHARD,
Eight years a Government Veterinar
ian. Hospital 218, south Locust St.
one-half block southwest of tho
Reference:- Farmers State Bank
R. I. SIIAPPELL,
alway tako stock buyers with me
and always soil for the high dollar.
DEHRYBEKEY & FORBES,
Undertakers and Funeral Directors
Dny phono 41
Night phone Black 588
Notice o Creditors.
Estate No. 1599 of Abner W. Dillon
deceased In the County Court of Lin
coln County, Nebraska
Tho State of Nebraska, ss: Credi
tors of said estate will take notice
that the tlmo limited for prosentat'on
anu liling of claims against said Es
tate is Juno 14th, 1919, and for settle
ment of said Estate is December 13th.
1919; that I will sit at tha county
court room in said county, on March
14th, 1919 at 9 o'clock a. m., and on
Juno 14th, 1919, at 9 o'clock a. m. to
receive, examine, hear, allow, or ad
just all claims and objection duly filed
WM. H. C. WOODHURST.
D17-4wks. County Judge.
Notice of Petition.
Estato No. 1C05 of Hans D. Jerccn-
son, deceased la tho Couuty Court of
Lincoln County. Nebraska.
Tho State of Nobraska, To all ner-
sons intorested in said Estato tako no
tice that a petition has been filed for
tho administration of tho estato of
tho deceased and tho appointment of
Edna Jorgensen as administratrix of
said estato, which has been set for
hearing heroin on January 3rd, 1919,
at 10 o'clock a. m.
Dated December Gth, 1918.
WM. II. C. WOODHURST
D10-3wks Countv Jurtoir.
Taken up on the Hansen ranch, sev
en miles northwest of North Platte,
on or auout August 1st. 1918, one cow
and calf, cow branded -with J bar un
der J and flguro ono undor bar; calf
about flvo months old and not brand
ed. Ownor call, provo property, pay
charges and tako animal away.
II . P. HANSEN.
D2-Cw North Platto, Neb.
Notlco to Creditors.
Estato No. 1589 of Florenco Love.
In tho County Court of Lincoln
Tho Stato of Nebraska, s.s. Cred
itors of said estato will tako notlco
that tho tlmo limited for presenta
tion and filing of claims against said
ostato is April 3, 1919, and for da
mont of said ostato Is Deceir' ir 2d,
1919. that I will sit at tho county
court room ln snld county on Janu
ary 3d, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m. and
on April 3d, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m.
to receive, cxamlno, hear, allow or
adjust all claims and objections duly
WM. II . C. WOODHURST,
D3-4w County Judge.
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