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BED CROWN GASOLINE
Keeping a 1
By Walter Joseph Delancy j
SUISC Tuesday, April 22
Reels Off the Miles
No mistaking Red Crown
Gasoline. It shows its colors
in the get-a-way and on the
road. The rythmic tune of
the exhaust milestones
slipping to the rear tell of
gingery, powerful gas.
Red Crown Gasoline is all gas.
That's why each gallon gives
most mileage. Contains no
foreign matter no sediment
to foul spark plugs and cylinders.
The Red Crown you buy at the
corner garage or service station
is identical with that you get a
hundred miles from home. Feed
your engine a steady diet of Red
Crown Gasoline procurable
everywhere. Look for the sign.
Use Polarine for perfect lubri
cation to keep cylinders clean
and power at par.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
PEMEMBER THE SIGN
COW BRAND FLOUR
IT MAKES SETTER BREAD
PATRONIZE NORTH PLATTE INDUSTRIES
Mutual Building and Loan
Of North Platte, Nebraska'
RESOURCES OVER ONE
The Association has unlimited funds at its command to
assist in the building or purchase of homes for the people of
North Platte. If you are interested, the officers of this
Association will render every assistance and" show you how
easy it is to acquire your, own home.
T. C. PATTERSON, BESSIE F. SALISBURY,
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS,
MAZEPPA LODGE No. 115.
Meeting Nights Second and Fourth
Wednesdays of each Month.
K, P. Hall, 602 Dewey, Phone Black 720.
Harry B. York, C. C, phone Black 423, 502 South I'Jnc
0. E. Elder, V. C, pliouo Bed 212, 214 South Sycamore. '
1. M. Hogsett, 1 phono Jlcd COS, 621 West Fifth.
C. L. Basklns, M. IV., phonOl, Building & Loan Building.
S. 31. Soudcr, K. B. 8., phono Bed 125, 001 South Bewoy.
J. E. Sebastian, JL l phono Bed 318, 911 East Second.
Boy 3Iehlmann, M. En phono Black, GS1, 209 South Locust.
C. 3ff. Austin, 3f. An phono Black 1128, 410 West Second.
J. y. Bowlaud, I. U phono Bed 107, 220 East E.
W. E. Starr, 0. G., phono C77, 320 West Fifth.
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HANSARD Oil, COMMMY Y7WVW
LUXURY IN EARLY TRAVEL
"Safety Barges" Instituted for Thosa
Who Feared Hazard of Voyage
on Hudson River.
The frequency with which boilers
blew up on the early Hudson river
boats led to the use of whnt were
known tis "safety barges," and these,
In their day, were considered the
utmost luxury In travel, comparnble to
the private cars of the magnates of
today. The barges were boats with
main and upper decks and were al
most as large as the steamers which
towed them. The rabble rodeVn the
steamers, Inhaled the smells of the
kitchen nnd the freight holds, endured
the noise of the engines, and took the
chances of explosions, while on the
barges behind the elite trnveled In
luxurious state. Food was brought
from the boat kitchen to the barge
saloon over a swaying bridge be
tween the vesselB and was served
with grent aplomb under the direction
of the barge captain, who was a noble
figure In the setting.
The upper decks of the barges were
canopied nnd decided with flowers,
with promenades and easy chairs from
which to view the scenery. At night
the Interiors'" were transformed Into
sleeping accommodations much the
same as a modern Pullman, except that
they were more commodious. Not the
least attractive feature of these barges,
according to a chronicler of their ex
cellence, wns "an elegant bnr, most
sumptuously supplied with all that can
be desired by the -most fastidious and
Recent news dispatches, which tell
of plans to establish floating cafes on
the ocean just outside., the three-mile
territorial limit when the nation goes
dry, Indicate that luxurious floating
establishments somewhat slmllnr to
these "safety barges" may ngaln come
SCIENTIST TELLS OF TRIUMPH
Profewor Claims to Have Perfected
8ystem for Underground and Sub
Speaking recently of his work for the
nyivy, Prof. James R. Rogers, the In
ventor of a wireless system for under
ground and submarine transmission,
stated: "Six or seven years ngo, I
began experiments with the transmis
sion of electric Impulses by the ground.
They were renewed during the war
with the nudion bulb, which rendors
the receiving apparatus more sensitive.
I first established contact with near
by points and before long received with
perfect distinctness Impulses sent from
Europe. I placed my antennne In
trenches radiating from a center nnd
pointing by the compass toward the
distant station from which I wished
to receive. I demonstrated to the navy
department that eight operators may
receive nt once from eight separate
wires. My system was lnstallt at
New Orleans, the Great Lakes station,
and Beltnar, N. Y"., and Is now used
at the principnl wireless stations In the
United States. I have found the boat
results with by wires burled six feet
below' the surface In damp ground.
Some of my experiments were conduct
ed In water 25 to 50 feet doep." Scien
(Copjrlfht. 1919, br Wttttra Ntwipifur Union.)
"Note down every Important event
of each tiny." directed profound nnd
systematic Julius Thurston, professor
Of philosophy nt the Durham Institute.
"At the end of the year go over it nnd
sift out and preserve an epitome of
the bearing of thoso incidents which
hnve had an Inlluence in building up
character and mental strength."
"In other words, keep a diary I"
whispered madcap Blanche Doming to
her close chum, Iola Vardnman, but
the latter was covertly viewing tho se
rious, Interested face of Chester Mns
sey She was the daughter of tho local
banker, he the son of n struggling farm
er, lie was masterful enough, how
ever, to work his wny through school,
nnd wns no burden on his aged par
ents. An uncle of some means hnd
ngrecd to flnanco him as soon as ho
graduated, In starting him In as a
lawyer, and there was no doubt among
the professors thut Chester Mnssey
was destined to make his mark In the
It was a few days after that when
Chester, entering the little stationery
store near the school, found Iola there.
Their errands proved similar. Both had
come to buy n neat, epmpnet pocket
think book following the suggestion of
"We seem to be on the samo errand,"
she Said pleasantly, and, as she re
ceived her purchase: "Do yon know
what my first entry Is to be? 'This
day Chester Mnssey patiently devoted
an hour to construing my Greek for
me and won me high marking. "
"And I shall write that the most
kindly and gracious young lady In the
scImjoI honored me as helper nnd
cheered me with her approbation," re
sponded Chester gallantly.
As tho weeks Tvent by Chester nnd
Iola snw rf'good deal of one another.
Several times they met nt little school
and college functions and seemed to
pair off naturally. At least once a
week" Chester was Included In Invita
tions to tennis and archery at tho
handsome Vardnman place, and the
banker fntlier of Iola took a decided
liking to Chester when, Incidentally In
conversation, the latter modestly dis
cussed the subject of trade acceptances
with Mr. Vardaman, both being Inter
ested In the possibilities of thut new
A closer bond wns' cemented between
the two young people through the fact
that they graduated together, the. high
est In their class. The wealthy uncle
of Chester wns present at' the exer
cises, and before he left Durham ar
ranged for Chester to stnrt Into pro
fessional life In a good way. Chester
lingered a. week awny from homo ninld
n serieft of frolics nnd pnrtles given
the class. The last day of his so
journ In the village he invited loin
to row down the river. She accepted
in her pretty, pleasant way, and his
heart thrilled as ho fancied she was
sorrowful over his prospectlvo depart
ure, nnd told him frankly she would
miss him. A certain sense of sadness
oppressed hpth as finally, shipping the
oars, Chester allowed the boat to drift
at will. They were each silent, a
conscious restraint affecting them as
they, realized thut parting was soon to
come. Then suddenly the bont veered
past an Island that divided the stream.
"We must get ashore, and quickly J"
he spoke. "Without pars we should soon "
be in peril." Iola uttered a cry meant
to be deterrent, but the next moment,
throwing off his cont, Chester sprang
Into the wnter, floated the boat toward
tho Island, forced It upon the shelv
ing bench, nnd emerged from the wa
ter, staggering and hrcnthless.
"You can rest In the boat until I re
turn with nnother one," he) said as
soon ns he could recover his natural
"I can swim to the mnlnland."
"Oh, no I no!" She had arisen to
her feet In the bont in a pleading at
titude. You would risk your life."
"But we cannot remain here Indefi
nitely. No one might discover us
through the whole dny."
"Oh, don't go plense 1" but with a
light laugh Chester ran down Into the
water, struck out, nnd, her heart In
her mouth, Iola watched him with fear
Und trembling until he had reached'
tho other shore. A great sigh of re
lief swept her Hps. She noticed a lit
tle book lying In the bottom of the
boot. It hud tfallen out of the pocket
of Chester's discarded coat. As it
opened In her hand she read her own
name, once, twice, thrice. Then,
flushed and half shamed that she had
allowed herself to read what was
never Intended for hot eyes, she sat
and clasped the little hook In bewil
dered and 'delicious duze.
For the memoranda pages here nnd
there told of the growing love In tho
soul f the writer. Iola was so en
grossed In thought that she did not
notice the arrival of Chester with tho
relief boat, until he lenped out and
came toward her. He observed that
she was swayed by somo intense emo
tion. She nrose and tendered him the
"I have reud inadvertently," she snld,
"Would it not be only fair to read
what i have written, also?"
Iola drew from her pocket lior own
little volume of confosslons. A great
cry "f Joy Issued from tho Hps of
Chester Mnssey as he traced hope,
happiness, love In the crowded lines.
He opened his arms, and she nestled
Into them. '
FREDERICK V. BOWERS
Last season's star in "His Bridal Night" in
"I'm So Happy"
A Big Musical Comedy with a Silk Stocking Chorus
3 Acts 3 : 20 Song Hits 20
This is a positively guaranteed attraction and
MR. .FREDERICK V. BOWERS (himself) is .
appearing in "I'm So Happy" Company
only this season with same cast as plays the
Prices $1.00 and
Seats on Sale Saturday, April 10
By VICTOR REDCL1FFE
(Copright. 1910. by Wtitern Neweptptr Union.)
Tho llrst time thnt Marvin Hull saw
Nettn Donne he wns on business bent.
Not that Marvin wns a business man
as yet. He hnd Just graduated from
college and had a long vacation ahead
before he decided what profession he
would choose for the future.
His father wns the attorney for
Ellas Druse In the Hoyden will case.
The same Involved a fortune left by
Gregory Hoyden in such a complicated
way that It was necessary to appeal to
the law for a coherent decision, as to
whether Kilns Druse, or Miss Ottilia
Marsden, a poor and humblo spinster,
was the henellelary. Marvin's father
was sure he would win for his client.
Miss Mnrsden had no money to hire
an attorney nnd In her pntlent, re
signed way wns willing to nbldo by
what the courts decided.
Poor ns she was, Miss Marsden had
found the Impulse In her charitable
heart to adopt Nettn Deane, orphan,
nnd nlso a relative of Gregory Hoy
den.' They hnd to live very closo and
carefully, those two, nnd both hnd to
Join their efforts In the sewing line to
earn sulllclent to keep the wolf from
The mission thut Mr. Hull sent Mar
vin on wns to leave a legal notice for
Miss Mnrsden. The latter chanced to
bo nwny from homo on the, occasion,
but Netti, bright eyed, plensant und
scanning the visitor with nn npprovlng
eye, made an Instantaneous impression
on Marvin. She charmed him into lin
gering uhout tho modest llttlo home
for an hour and she hoped sho would
seo him apiln. She did.
.Within two weeks' time Mnrvln had
called at the Marsden home no less
thnn seven times 1
VI shall never sec her equal," Mar
vin fervently declared to himself. "I'd
marry her tomorrow if she'd huve mo
nn4 If the follts "
There Mnrvln halted, and quite de
pressedly, in his self communing. His
fnther and mother hnd high social
views, as he was well uwnre. Mr. Hull
was quite wealthy, and, Marvin was
assured, would look upon any attention
to n 'portionless maid as almost n
crime. Marvin therefore employed a
good deal of circumlocution In hls.lnl-
tlal wooing. He reached the object of
his devotion by n detour route, so
thnt no one would learn of his visits
One dny Marvin met on the street
Madge Warren. At college her pros
pective fiancee had been Marvin's
closest chum. Mnrvln hnd all kinds
of delightful things to say about, Jack
Dnrlow and Madgo was only too glad
to hear It all. While they were con
versing in nn nnlmnted, friendly way.
Mr. Hull passed on the other, side of
the street. The latter lifted his head
a trifle higher, a scowl came to his
stern, severe face.
"Now J'H catch It I" rumlnnted
Mnrvln as he left Madge, and he wns
right. When he reached his futher's
office Mr. Hull closed the door and
regarded Marvin with acute displeas
ure. "I saw you with John Warren's
daughter," he spoke aggressively.
"Why, yes," responded Marvin, "we
don't often meet nnd I wnnted to give
her a message from Jack Darlow."
"Well, don't let It occur ngaln. You
know that Warren nnd myself have
not spoken for years, and my dislike
extends to every member of his fam
ily. I shall discourage any attentions
In that direction. Understand me?"
"I think I do," replied Mnrvln, nnd
then n brilliant Idea camo Into his
mind. He mnnnged to meet Mndge
quite frequently for n week after thnt
He even encouraged tho gossip among
his friends Implying that ho and Madge
were something more than friends. It
led to nnother ofllce lecture. The
wntchful, wnry attorney-father had
heard of the purchase of a ring, boxes
of candy and flowers by Marvin. They
had gono to Netta Deane, but Mr. Hull
did not know thnt. ' .
"Marvin," he spntto with unusunl
firmness nnd decision, "If I lenrn of
your having anything further to do
with tho duughtcr of that despicable
Warren, whom I look upon as n dendly
enemy, I shall send you away for a
year to come. Why, I would rather
see you married fo the poorest girl In
Hroinley than to nny member of thnt
The poorest girl In Bromley! Mar
vin chuckled ns e repented the re
mnrk. The poorest girl In Hromloy
why, Nettn Denno was that. Ah! what
a fortuitous observation I Whnt a sug
gestive means of solving his Intense
problem of lovol Two Weeks went by. (
Mnrvln came Into tho ofllce, looking
pile nnd worried, although Ids honrt
was overflowing with Joy. t
"Father," he said, bolting despernte
ly into the subject of the moment, ''I
hno been In loVo for the two past
months. You said you would rather I
married tho poorest girl In the village
than Madge Warren. I've done It.
Nettn Denno Is my wife. She Is poor,
mother will probably storm, you may
perhaps disown me, but--vo adore one '
In Ijlank amazement Mnrvln noted a
most engaging, benlgnnnt smile come
across the face of his father. The '
latter seized his hand and shpok it
"Ne.ttn Denho?" he spoke. ."The
poorest girl In town 1 Hudn't you
heard? The court this morning found
for her aunt, Miss Marsden, and, as
her heiress, Nettn will be the richest,
.girl In. Bromley t" '
. .... . , J
A fow Registered Heroford Bulls.1
Thoso bulls nro grandsons of Mousol,
tho great Beau Mischiof, and nro good
individuals. Phono 7SGF4. Fred
McClyrriont, two miles cast of state
Except for perhaps a month
in Spring and a month in Fall,
after the housccleanings, rugs
and carpets arc infested with
foul dirt which sweeping can
It is totally unpardonable to
fc live thus on dirt ten months out
of twelve. Your home can
A easily be kept clean all year.
Secure a Hoover Electric
Suction Sweeper and
JUST n O N YOUR
IT SEATS , . , AS JT SWEEPS AS IT CLEANS
Only The Hoover beats out
that imbedded, gcrmy, i"uE
wcaring grit only The
Hoover sweeps up the most
vexacious litter while it
vacuum cleans. That is why
you hear everywhere that
"The Hoover is the best"
Wo wilt gladly demonstrate
Tlic Hoover. Easy terms
make its ownership easy.
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