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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 24, 1919)
By T. B. ALDERSON
(Copjrrlcht, 1113. Ir th TVLrn
Iloctor Wnrne was the rcllnble
standby of old Mark Scaton, but Hnl
Preble was his favorite. They were
cousins, close nnd nffectlonnte as own
brothers, but were direct opposltes,
"Wnrne was staid, dependable, of rath
er a serious turn of mind. Hal was
naturally u rover, loved changes.
"I want to have a talk with you,
Hector," sold Mr. Seaton one day. "1
have heard from Hal. He is at Ores-
son and I,er in In love ngnln." 1
Hector smiled quaintly. Hal wns In i
love, and always with a new object j
"I have always feared that some
. scheming adventuress would get hold j
of Hal," continued Mr. Senton. "I
have been making some Inquiries and
learn that for-a month past he has
been regularly calling upon a Miss
Deverll, who lives a few miles from
"And she Is the siren you dread?"
"I don't know it for a fact," replied
the uncle, but I want to know and
intend to. That is why I am going to
aBk you to sort of look Hnl up at
Cresson, nnd particularly to go to
Boxbury nnd find out what kind of a
girl this new flame of his is."
"I don't like the task," said Hector
quickly. "Playing the spy is not in
"No, but you think enough of Hnl
to Join me in 'striving to protect him,
don't you?" nnd Hector bowed silently
and two dnys Inter reached Cresson'.
He kept himself completely out of
the wny of Hal, but learned thnt his
cousin had n suite of rooms at the
best hotel, was a gentleman of leisure
complete, usually spent his week-ends
at Boxbury nnd to that picturesque
little town Hector transferred his
abode. Judging from the Information
Hector received Miss Deverll wns en
tirely worthy of the choice of nny
She was the daughter of one of the
most reputable and favorably known
residents of Boxbury, Judge Joshua
Deverll. The lntter was quite promi
nent in the public eye. Boxbury had
its bad quarter In which a full com
pliment of the dissolute nnd crimlnnl
lived. He had been stern nnd exnet
ing In striving to wipe out this black
spot In the community by severe court
sentences, and this hnd brought to
him the enmity nnd hatred of the vi
cious element. He wns possessed of
considerable wenlth nnd his daughter
wns a popuinr social invoritf.
From n distance his first Saturday
evening in Boxbury Hector snw the
pair together. Never in his life had
he gazed upon a young lady who In
face nnd bearing so nttrncted him.
The next day the pair were Joined by
nnother young lady, a dark, flashing
beauty, with whom Hal seemed to
divide bis attentions. Hector learned
that this was a Miss Marcla Lowell,
from the city and a close girl friend
of Miss Deverll.
Upon Monday morning Hnl took
the trnln for Cresson nnd Hector had
n clear field for investigation. Sev
eral times he passed Miss Deverll upon
the street and returned to his hotel to
dream about this paragon of grace nnd
beauty, secretly envying his cousin
his grent fortune.
By the middle of thnt week Hector
hnd mnilp up his mind that a report
wns due his anxious uncle. He wrote
a letter stating thnt the lntter need
have no apprehension as to the eligi
bility of Miss Deverll ns a nlecc-ln-law.
That evening Hector decided he
would not prolong his stay. He, how
ever, coveted one last glimpse of Lois
Deverll. It was after dark when he
strolled by the Deverll mansion. He
skirted the lawn and posted himself
behind n bush. Peering past it he
could see the object of his Interest
seated at the piano. Then Uecto.
Wnrne saw something else thnt
thrilled him Into vivid nction. A mnn
stealthily npproached the side of the
house. He enrried a round, sinister
looking object from which trnlled a
By OTILLIA FRANCES
11, by th. Wtrn Nw
"Denr Elennor" everybody cnllcd
her, If not to her face, at least be
hind her buck, nnd the lntter was tho
surest proof of her popularity. She
was a bright faced, smiling girl, but
Just ns .ready to shnre nnd console In
H.o twintilna nf nthprs ns til become n
fuse. He lit this, placed it under n pnrtnpr ln tllt.r JoyRi Adaptability wns
vernndn nnd started to leave the spot. t f , raro IimBnctc Inllu-
In n flash Hector comprehended that
he1 must be some of the crimlnnl ene
mies of Judge Deverll. He rushed for
wnrd, seized the spurting end of tho
fuse nnd Jerked It loose. There wns n
flare, tho sharp snap of percussion,
the man dealt him n blow with n
cudgel nnd Hector went down like n
Hector opened his eyes to And him
self lying on a comfortable couch ln
the Deverll home. Two men were
standing near, one of them pnlpnbly a
physician, for he wns saying: "A
pnlnful burn on the arm nnd the
shock, but thnt will soon pnss by."
The other ndvnnccd to the couch. He
Wns Hnl Preble.
"Weill welll" he rnlled. "Been
playing the hero? The good people
hcros found n letter ln your pocket in
which I wns mentioned, guessed who
you were nnd wired me. What ever
put It Into your hend that I wns go
ing to marry Lois Deverll?"
"Aren't you?" cried Hector ln an
"No, her friend, Mnrcla Lowell,
whom, ns nn Intermediary, Lois has
helped me to win, Is the happy one
with myself." There were two other
happy ones before Hector left Box
bury. He did so to nrrnnge with his
,-quclo for n double wedding.
There nre numerous wcll-nuthcntl-cnted
enscr. of hailstones weighing hnlf
a pound and more, but clnims which
go fnr beyond this menger weight nre
ence, nnd vunce uununr leu umi ne
had acquired u precious prize when
she consented to becomo his wife.
"You don't know what you nre go
ing to," said a friend of Elennor Tyr
rell, n week before wedding. "I have
a relative living nenr tho Dunlmr
home of which Gerald's mother Is the
mistress. They say It Is n dismal, for
bidding place. And ns to your pros
pective mother-in-law, I hear she Is
n stem, antiquated, self willed woiunu
of the old time school."
But winsome Eleanor kept the same
sunny smile on her fnco she always
wore. "Yes," she nodded, "that may nil
be. but haven't I got Vance?"
So the girl who kept a town lively
with her wit and pleasantness refused
to think of the barren prospect out
lined. Elennor It was who had written
a relative when he announced a visit:
"It will be glorious to see you ngnla.
denr uncle, nnd I will meet you nt the
station on your arrival. But I might
not recognize you after nil these years,
and so I think thnt for purposes of
Identification It would be best for you
to hold a long string of pearls ln one
hand and a bit of fur say an ermine
lined stole ln the other." Her spirits
were not to be dashed, therefore, and
If in her new life she could not drnw
on her mutual fund, of fun nnd vivac
ity, she could find some way to win
over a crabbed, selfish old woman or
patiently learn her ways and follow
them for the snke of Vance.
She confessed to u sentiment of des
olation ns she and Vance reached tho
home of his mother. It seemed to step
- ,n v,; in out of an old fashioned picture. Ten
i7m"n,i tho missionary Fnther Hue. dust lm(1 settled on the keys of
who ought to be n credible witness,
records the fall ln Tnrtnry in 1843 ot
a block of ice as big as a millstone,
which took three days to melt. In
May, 1S02. a Hungarian village report
ed an 1,100-pound blocK, requiring
the parlor organ. The stereoscope
lenses Vrere sadly ln need of polishing
and spider webs criss-crossed the
basket of cathedral Interior views.
The five cruets of the dining room
table were empty nnd the portraits
ed an l.iuu-pounu uiuuk, roiuiims -- - -
V eight men to move it, nnd ln Tlppoo's on the wnll looked as If they needed
r.o no hlt fiu nn olenhnnt wns i"--ir intra ""-"
iimu win- n "
said to have fallen nenr Sergupatnm.
These nre "some" bnllstones.
Modern Radio Methods.
In these days of the rndlo compnss
and Instant wireless communication, a
6hlp nt sen Is ln little danger of losing Eleanor's martyrdom commenced Just
"I find mother has been nwny at
her sister's for over n week," re
marked Vnnce. "It Is not her way to
neglect the house. You see. our coming
a week earlier Hum we arranged has
caught her unuwnres."
Next day Mrs. Dunbar arrived and
Its way, says Popular Mechanics maga
zine. Becently the Louisville Bridge
lost Its bearings in n heavy fog off
the coast of New Jersey, nnd wns
unnble to find Ambrose channel intc
New York harbor. The operator cnlled
the navy yard, nnd within five minutes
received the answer: "Your true bear
Ing nt 4:43 p. m. from Bocknwny
bench two-hundred-ten. Sandy Hook
sixty-seven, Mnntoloklng fifteen." The
auto tourist nsklng the best route to
as her school friend had predicted.
The grim, set face of the elder wom
an, the shnrp, mandatory accents or
her voice chilled and depressed Ele
nnor, and the latter wondered if there
wns nny use of hoping that beneath
the rough surf nee lurked'-some senti
ments of human emotion.
"I don't believe in new Jlmcracks
son," observed Mrs. Duubar crisply ns
Vance introduced into the house a
Morris chair. "I'm not encouraging
information than that
When In North Platto stop at the
New Hotel Palace and Cafe. You will
bo treated well. 68tf
Cfhe White MAZDA Lamp
We Want to Serve You Well
Everything Is being done that enn reason- t
ably be done to give you the best telephone sbr- ",
Frequently there are rushes of telephone
calls, and occasionally you may have to wait, as
i you do at the bank or store but we are always .
doing our best to prevent unusual delays.
t Telephone operators are human, and, oc
casionally one may make a mistake or be inatten-.
tive, but as a rule they are alert, careful and
We want to give you good telephone service, '
always, if possible. It means for us less grief and
, N a more satisfied public.
Nebraska Telephone Company.
GOLD IN GRIP OF NEPTUNE
Hope Renewed That Million Lost In
Treasure 8hlps May Be Brouaht
to the 8urface.
Land and live Stock Auction Sale
Kind to the Eyes
The comfortable, pleasing light from this new
lamp, so kind to the eyes, appeals to everyone.
It makes you feel at ease wherever they are.
More than that, the interior attractiveness of any
store, office or home will immediately be improved
by this new
EDISON MAZDA LAMP ,
It adds the finishing touch to interior decoration.
Made in a china-white, tipless bulb, 50 watts only,
and can be used in any existing socket or fixture
where you now have clear lamps of 40, 50 or 60
watts. Gives a satisfying, glareless light soft
in its brilliancy.
-There is no comparison with any other lamp
you have ever known. See it lighted today.
town could hone for no more definite your wife ln the cooking line, either.
Things nre dear, n linra winter is
coming on and the closer we keep to
plnin hog nnd hominy tho surer we'll
be in pulling through." But there wns
a good denl of fiction about all this
for Mrs. Dunbar had a surplus at bank
nnd had acquired recently n modern
residence ln the village.
Vance admired while he pitied Ele
anor. Silently, patiently she bent to
the iron rule of her husband's mother,
She made no complaint oJ the winter
came on and there was shivering ln
every nurt of the house. It nearly
broke Eleanor's tender heart to be de
prived of putting to practical experi
ment her knowledge acquired in n
course of scientific cookery. Then fnto
Intervened to chnnge things. Mrs. Dun
bar slipped on the ice ln the yard one
morning and for the first time ln her
life wne flat on her back in n sick bed.
The doctor nnnounccd u full three
months' confinement with a broken
limb nnd tho draughty, half heated
condition and general discomforts of
the old house began to force them
selves upon Mrs. Dunbar's consciousness.
Cook, nurse, housekeeper, how Ele
anor strove to become nil three ln
model perfection! Within a week she
had won her mother-in-law to nil kinds
of dntntles ln the wny of desserts, and
the day she lifted the Invalid to tho
Morris chair tho old lady sank into Its
depths with a resigned sigh of per
fect peace and comfort. Mrs. Dunbar
began to appreciate tho comfort of
luxury and realize that she was grow
ing old, but with a young, cnpablo as
sistant who knew more than she did
about the' Joys of living.
"It isn't right for Eleanor," sho
spoke to her son ono day. "The houso
Is getting too old to keep out the win
ter chill, and a clover young house
keeper like she Is deserves a moro
convenient home. It Is easier to lenso
the farm than the town house, and I
think we'd better move. And say,
Vance, the old melodeon Is getting
cracked and hoarse, and we might sell
It nnd the old furniture und get new.
And let Eleanor pick out the furnish
ings for the new house your home,
Somewhere ln tho sen off the const
of Zululnnd lies the ship Dorothea,
which went down on Tenedos reef,
carrying with her, so some people be
lieve, part of the fortune of Oom Paul
Kruger, once president of tho Trans
vnal, and rumor has It that plans are
afoot to fit out a British expedition
In the hope of salvaging her. The
war has Improved methods of salvag
ing sunken ships, and, If the Dorothea
reallv carried It. the gold cemented
Into the hold of the vessel hns been
estlmnted at over $3,000,000. Before
tho war a syndicate was organized to
attempt recovery of the vessel, and
unsuccessful efforts were mndc to lo
cate her; now the project Is ngnln pos
sible perhnps nil tho more so, becnuse
time hns accumulated so many treas
ure ships which are again under dis
cussion. A Hat recently published in
cludes: The Grosvenor, lost on the
Pendoland coast, with $8,730,000; the
Arlston, ln Mnrcus bay, with $4,000,
000; the Blrkenhond, on Birkenhead
reef, with $3,000,000; the Dorothea, on
Tenodos reef, with $3,250,000; the
Abercromble. with $1)00,000; the Mere-
stcln, with $700,000, nnd the Thunder-
bolt, with $2,750,000. U a sunken
treasure enterprise falls of one trens
ure ship, perhaps it can find another.
So fnr, however, the sea has proved a
miser with the gold It hns ncqulred;
mny tho modern Improvements in sal
vaging equipment change the habit.
As I have decided to quit ranching nnd nm moving to town, I will soli tho
following property, REGARDLESS OF PBICE, located 10 miles south of Try
on, Nob., and 24 miles northwest of North Platte, Neb., on tho west Tryon Mall
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12, '19
Commencing at 10 o'clock sharp, tho following described property:
640 ACRES OF DEEDED LAND
as follows: All of Section 17, Township 17, Bnnge 31. Good 5 room comont;
block houso, good now frnmo barn 16x28 foot, with n now loan-to shed 12x28
feet; good gnrngo und shop; good well nnd windmill with good 40 bnrrel sup
ply tank, with wator tpiped to tho corroll, also to tho hog pasture 300 acres
under cultivation, balanco pasturo, which is fenced nnd cross fenced. 40 acres
hog nnd cnlf pasturo with six wlro fence. This lnnd is somewhat sandy' but
is good farm and grazing lnnd. Two nnd one-qunrter miles from school. Will
glvo possession this fall.
TEBMS OF LAND SALE Ten per cent ensh on dny of sale, $2,G00.00 on
March 1st, 1920; balnnco to run flvo yars at 7 per cent interest payable Bomb
annually. For further information address Col. Ed. Klorig, Box 412, North
48 HEAD OF CATTLE
n m a . M 1 A . I" t. 1 I . t ft
I ia noau oi mucu cows, an iresu oy niuy ibi; o uuuu 01 nuners couuiik a
years old; 29 calves;, ono registered Bed Poll Bull.
BOOKMARKS OF EVERY KIND
15 HEAD OF HORSES AND MULES
1 span mules 8 and 19 years old, weight 2200 lbs.; 1 bay draft stallion C
years old, 1000! lbs.; 1 black maro, 1000 lbs., 8 years old, brod to Jnck; 11 colts
coming ono and two years old. A
1 Genuine French Stono Buhr Mill with a Tliermoll 7 horso power Kero
nio engfnei 1 JRnciho grain separator 20x28 in good condition with a now 8
lirvrnn rvnwnr Tlmrmrill Knrnfinnn Entrlno on trucks: this is a' flno littlo thresh
Strip of Bacon About the Most Unique ( Jng outflt. onQ glfl M()gul tractor nnd two row j,Btor ,a g0(Hi condition; ono 12
Yet FOUnd. ..HI..i O T..I.1 Tl.lln.. It fl ..,.,,!..,. nnnl,lnn 1 !, a,nnnn 1 trJt
press drill, 2 ono horso drills, 1 John Doore ono row lister, 1 gang plow, 2 bot
tom 12 Inch in good shape, 2 wagons, 4 inch tires, 1 buggy, 1 Economy Kinti
No. 1G cream separator, 1 X-Bny incubator, 1 300 gallon oil tank, 1 churn,
around 800 bushels of corn, 20 bushels of millet, 30 bushols of cane, 25 tons of
pralrlo hay, 10 tons millet hay, and other things too numorous to mention.
North Platte Light and Power Co.
You cannot repent too soon, because
7ou do not know how soon it mny be
too late. Thonius Fuller.
The most startling marker that For
est B. Spauldlng, public llbrnrlnn of
Des Moines, Iown, has come across ln
tho books that have circulated from
the library was n strip of underdone
bacon. The most ordinary bookmark
found In the books Is the common va
riety of wire hairpin. Hairpins might
be collected by the hundreds. Mr.
Spauldlng says, but owing to that
very fact they are considered as fair
ly worthless from the collector's stand
point. The vacation season Is announced
nnnually by the presence of snapshot
ln the returned books. These nre both
personal or otherwise ln chnracter,
Postcnrds nnd letters, too, come ln
often. Frequently letters nddrcssed
and stnmped nre found Just ns th$y
were left by the book borrower who
doubtless was proceeding postofflce
ward by wny of the library. These are
mulled from the library.
Mr. Spauldlng has noticed nny num
ber of pretty girls sitting on the bench
at Blvervlew Pnrk with books, nnd he
hns been looking forward all summer
to recovering n bnthlne ult absent
mlndedly left by one of the young
Indies In her book.
Before soiling or contracting your
Sweet Clover Seed seo JOHN R
CHtmCHlLL. local agent for tho
Berry Seed Co., of Clarlnda, Iowa,
Wrlto mo at North Platto or Phono
Black 1237. I guarantee tho top price
FREW LUNCH AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK.
TERMS ON LIVE STOCK All sums under $10 cash, nbovo that sum 6
months timo will bo given at 10 per cent interest.
W. F. GODFREY, Owner.
COL. ED. KIERIG, Auctioneer. RAY C. LANOFORD, Clerk.
First National Bank of North Platto.
We Buy and Sell
Obtain our Prices.
THE HARRINGTON MER. CO.
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