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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1919)
Only L1 Cents An Hour
of the Work
The Automatic Electric Washer.
washes a tubful in a few minutes, without labor, and the
clothes are cleaner, look better and last longer. And il
can be operated for V cents an hour! Think of the la
bor that was formerly required to turn out a washing all
being replaced by a few minutes' work at the rate of
IVIjC an hour. It certainly cuts out the Blue Mondays
North Platte Light and Power Co.
MORE THAN USUALLY WARM
Sailors Declare the Gulf Stream la
Outdoing Itself at This Season,
for Some Reason.
Marine men blnme the Gulf stream
for the summer weather prevailing
along the Atlantic coast. They say the
water of the Gulf stream Is almost
In Norfolk, Vn., the temperature
wns 8G degrees. A hundred miles out
to sea just before the Gulf stream is
reached the. temperature was 101, ac
cording to Information brought there
by marine men. Within one day's ran
from Norfolk by water there was a
d)fference of nenrly -10 degrees In Uie
temperature. It was so hot In the Gulf
stream, marine men said, It was nl
most unbearable to remain on deck
during the day.
Vessels passing through the peculiar
water during the day say the weather
Is hotter than they have ever experi
enced before. A difference In the tem
perature of the water dipped from the
Gulf stream with buckets from ships
with that of the ocean Itself Is the
difference, marine men report, ber
tween moderately cool water and that
wnrm enough almost to poach an egg.
The Gulf stream wnter Is lighter than
the remainder of the ocean and when
first dipped foams and bubbles like
wnter just on the point of boiling.
It was reported that an American
destroyer would go out to the Gulf
stream with a party of experts for the
purpose of making observations for
use by the government and to ascer
tain If reports brought In by merchant
ships are authentic.
"Loot" Originated In India.
The word "loot" came Into the Eng
lish language by way of India, nnd Is
supposed to be derived from the San
scrit "lotra," signifying booty. Orig
inally all .booty taken from the enemy
In war pertained to the crown of the
victorious nation, the title thereto be
ing regarded as Indisputable. The
crown was supposed to dispose of
these spoils of war according to Its
pleasure, bearing In mind the services
of the captors of the matter. This
was, Indeed, ihe basis of prize law at
sea. But at every International con
gress nt which the laws of war and
of mutunl relations came under dis
cussion It wns agreed to exempt from
seizure private property on lnnd and
to restrict confiscation to the national
property of the foe.
Sale of Thoroughbred
There will be sold at' J'uMic Auction at the Johansen
Sale Bnrn in North Platte, on
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 1919,
commencing at 2 p. m. Sharp
12 Thoroughbred Duroc Boars
An offering sired by Illerstrator Giant 250400 and Fncy
Victor, this offering is very attractive and will bean added asset
to,any breeder or fanners herd. Will als sell 2 High Bred Hol
itiln milch cows and some small calves. 2 sets of new harness
and some Household goods. USUAL TERMS.
FRED NELSON, Owner.
O-l H. M J0HAV-' N. i-t.
COULD FEEL FOR AFFLICTION
Man Had Not Forgotten How It Felt
to De Deprived of the Blessing
ITe looked as If he owned n bank.
And he was talking to a mnn who
looked as if he owned two.
And while they confabbed In front
of a hotel a wrinkled womnn came up
to them lending a wrinkled man. She
was selling matches 5 cents n box,
The one-bank man waved aside the
matches, but put some money in the
woman's hnnds, nnd asked her un
lucky compnnion how he came to lose
The blind man said that he had
never had any sight to lose. Ho wns
horn that way.
The man of the two banks chipped
In with n donation, then the couple
moved on, the blind mnn, philosoph
ically serene nnd the woman shrilMng
her slogan "Matches! Five cents a
box, three for "
And the one-bank mnn said to the
one who owned two:
"I had my eyes bandaged for a week
once. IMIndncss Is n tragic thing."
Which showed that, in his case any
how, a little knowledge wns not a dan
;erous thing. Washington Star.
breaking It Gently.
"You were discharged?"
"But you lost your job."
"It happened this way: The boss
informed mo In the kindest possible
manner that there would be no limit
set for my vacation this year."
Airplane Service In Australia.
A company lias been formed In Aus
tralia to conduct an airplane passenger
and freight service among the principal
cities of the commonwealth.
Cloth From Tree Bark.
The famous "tapa" cloth of Polyne
sia Is made from the Inner bark of the
paper mulberry. When of the finest
quality It Is bleached to snowy white
ness nnd fine as muslin.
Tn tropical Africn the Inner bark of
a leguminous tree Is utilized In the
same wny. Indeed, It Is surprising to
learn how widely tree bnrks are em
ployed as materlnl for clothing the
world over. And in the West Indies
grows the "lace-bark tree," which
yields a delicate tissue so like lijco
that many articles of feminine adorn
ment, nro made from It.
r PlLLSTiCKf R Clerk
1 Mr CmE
By GERTRUDE CONNELLY.
(Copyright, 1919, McClure Newspaper Syn-1
"You must tnkc htm away from this
treacherous climate If you wish him
In the private olllco of tho Silver
Stream Mills, Margaret Grnnt's fingers
tlcw mechnnlcnlly over the typewriter
keys, while through her mind throbbed
the doctor's command to her concern
ing her fnthcr.
Suddenly, as though it had -some
bonrlng upon tho troubled state of licr
mind, a line In the letter which she
wns answering caught nnd held her
nttentlon. The letter was to Robert
Eagcn, owner of tho Silver Strentn
Mills, from his only son:
"The country cllninto of Aronvllle Is
magical," ho wrote. "Hero tho weak
become strong, nrid tho strong become
It was this last remark that had
nwnkened Margaret's Interest, nnd she
read, fasclnnted :
"I have almost finished my last pic
ture," went on tho letter, "nnd I nm
looking for a model Just now."
Seized with a sudden wild impulse,
Margaret scribbled the address of the
young artist in her memorandum book,
nnd crossing the room to tho mirror,
she regarded her beautiful face very
Hurriedly finishing her letters she
stepped Into the inner room occupied
by her employer.
"Well, Margaret, what have you de
cided to do about your father?" ques
tioned Mr. Eagen. signing letters rap
idly. "I am going to take him to Aron
vllle," she said, slowly.
Mr. Eagen blotted his signature In
a speculative manner, nnd when he
spoke his voice wns unusually kind:
"It Is a good Idea. Margaret, and I
hope he will Improve." Then after a
pause: "The mnglc of Aronvllle hns
so gotten Into that young, scamp's
blood that I don't think he will over
want to take up the management of
the mills. It's a great disappointment
to me," he added, as he gathered up
his hat and enne.
John Eagen had never seen his fath
er's secretary, and when Margaret ap
peared in answer to his advertisement,
lie was delighted with his model, al
though to her he appeared simply snt
Isiled. Day after day, as Margaret sat
or stood before John's, easel, she
planned for her father's future. He
must stay there in Aronvllle, where
he wns already Improving, while she
would return to her work nnd explain
to the mill owner how she hud grasp
ed the opportunity In order to enrn a
little extra money for her father's
On Margaret's first morning back
she sat In nervousness nnd trepida
tion, awaiting the arrival of her em
ployer. Sealey, the head bookkeeper,
entered the room.
"Beg pardon. Miss Grant," he said,
respectfully; "but Mr. Eagen telephon
ed he would not be down today. He
said to tell you that his son had coiiip
homo and was on his way down here
to the olllce. When lie arrives you
nro to go over the contracts with him."
lie wont out, closing tho door softly
behind him, and Margaret tried to still
the beating of her heart, and to think
coherently. With John Eagen even
now on his wny to the olllce there wns
no escape. She repented having with
hold her Identity. At the time It seem
ed to her nothing more thnn a merry
lark, out there nnder the sunny Aron
vllle skies. But now, with tho plain,
mntter-of-fact, practical air of the
business world resuming Its grip up
on her there enmo to her - awakened
senses n realization of what the re
sults might be. She saw now how Mie
might be misunderstood; her motives
suspected by the elder Eagen, nnd
worst of nil she saw the months of
misery which she had needlessly
opened for herself; months In which
she must go away and strive to forget
the delightful compnnion of those days
In Aronvllle, who had come to mean
so much to her. In the midst of lienl
reverie the door behind her opened nnd
closed again softly. Her henrt heat
suffocatingly for 11 moment, stood still,
nnd then continued its beating in a
Rwlft, nervous rush of thumping
"Well, Margaret, Aronvlllo Is n great
place, but business is business, I sup
pose." When the realization that he already
knew her came to Margaret "tho sun
shine became normal again and a little
spirit of mischief born of ber relief,
bubbled up within her.
With Hushed cheeks and n nervous
little sihllo tugging at hor Hps she
turned toward him, and as John Eagen
cnught sight of the downcast eyes lie
threw back bis head and laughed n
deep, hearty laugh of puro onjoyumnt.
"How how did you know?" sho
"Why I knew tho first day I saw
you," he explained In groat umuxe
mont. "rather wrote Hint you wero
coming nnd suggested hunting you 119
hk a possible model."
Suddenly he became serious. "Fa
ther Is delighted with my coming back
to the mills," hu geld, "and when he
Ioke about our going ovor these con
tract I suggested that you. and I draw
up a new one that 1ms not the power
of expiring. It met with his complete
approval ; does It meet with yours?"
A- be Siol,i lie drew Mnrpwt wn-
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is his smoke
and the blend W?P''w
20 for 20 cents can't be copied figgF
FIRST TO USE WATER WINGS
Lovesick Maori Maiden Credited With
Devising Those Valuable Aids
to Weak Swimmers.
Water wings were invented by n Ma
ori maiden hundreds of years before
the British conquered these New Zeal
and nullves. She used some gourds
which she lashed together with strands
of Anx, putting the lashing under her
chest, with a gourd behind each arm.
Thus equipped, she swam four miles
to meet her lover, who was not In fav
or with her father.
The romnntlc story Is a pretty one.
Tutaneknl's mother was the beautiful-
Kangl-ura, wife of Whakane-kal-papa,
the great chief of the Ngutl
whnkane tribe. His father was a
home wrecker, tho soft-spoken gllb
tongued Tu-whnrc-tou, who had per
suaded llangl-uru to run away with
him. hater sho repented and returned
to her husband, who forgave her. Ilo
took her child Into the family and
moved to another neighborhood, so
that the family would escape gossip.
In this district Tutanekal grew Into
an Apollo of manhood and a regular
Solomon In wisdom, but the stigma
of his birth followed him. He fell In
love with Hlno-Moa, but her father re
fused his consent to tho marriage. Tho
lovers wero kept apart, while tho girl's
father remained obdurate. Finally, In
defeneration, IIlno-Moa planned -to
make the four-mllo swim to his Island
from Itotorun, and Just before plung
ing into the water decided to mako
the water wings as hu extra snfoty
precaution, although she was an ex
in tut future.
Recently several airplanes were
moving over the Circle, and the usual
crowd had Rioppod lo watch them. An
old woman In the crowd began count
ing. "One, two, three, four, five," she
counted. "Five of thou things."
Then she turned to the man nearest
her. "Kid .u ever see the H'rc?" he
asked. ' I i . of th"se 1I1I.1 Why,
prr ir - ' 1 -pi - , til b
Just I, ., 1 ix )! n. ' In 1 rr-polli
c?Luckkiiid of low? Time four a smoke
JL luck. No mistake
sure do como through on "Satisfy"?
Nono but tho finest varieties of Turkish
arid Domestic tobaccos, specially selected
and expertly blended is it any wonder.,
that Chesterfields welcome comparison
with the best you ever smoked?
Ordinary blending brings out flavor, of
course, but blending by Chesterfield's proc
ess brings out a new flavor a flavor that
"they" didn't know was there.
And this blend is exclusive based on our
private formula. It cannot be duplicated,
or even closely imitated.
You get "Satisfy" in Chesterfields ami
And the special moisture-proof wrapping
lets none of their flavor escape.
Dolls In Literature.
A London writer has recently In
troduced tho subject of dolls In lit
erature'. Almost anyone, who will
trouble to search his memory, can dis
cover n doll somewhere between tho
covers of ninny a hook which ho has
rend. Beginning with n "slighting ref
erence to thoin under the nnmo of
babies," in Sydney's "Arcndla," and
noting tho mention of a doll by Char
lotto llronte, this writer concludes
thnt, until the nineteenth century,
dolls wero neglected by English nn
thors and thnt they appear more fre
quently In French than In English fic
tion. Dickens seems to have had moro
to say about dolls than nny other Eng
lish author; but tho doll Nobby Is an
Important personage In Mr. Wells'
"Peter nnd Joan," and the dolls' house
In "Tono-Hniigay" contained 85 dolls,
nlthongh with none of them does the
reader become personally acquainted.
Jerry and Rosa, In "Tho Golden Age,"
nre also remembered.
German Farming Methods.
Germany may have led the world In
some branches of technical skill but
her farming methods left much to bo
desired If the bitter contempt poured
upon them by n llunylp soldier can
serve as a standard, llunylp, Victoria,
Australia, Is proud of Its knowledge of
soil culture, and 17 months spent as
n prisoner of war nt threepence a
day on a farm in Silesia, Germany,
mndo one of Its finest citlxeiiH more
convinced than over that llunylp is al
ways best. Whon 'ho returned to
Australia nnd applied for a farm he
was asked, as a Joke, If ho could glvo
n reference from his previous em
ployer. Ills reply would have been
gall and wormwood to the Slleslau.
United StntM Sex Statistics.
The census t 3010 showed 2,081,978
more mules than females In' the United
States. In nil but Massachusetts!,
Rhode Island, Maryluud, North Caro
lina, South Carolina and the District
of Columbia, the males are In excess.
In all the world females are a little In
oxcex-. Th' ivvot'Nc tti Amiil'M Is
' ! !i tli A 1 ui male l)U-
about it. Chcntorrields
MAY NOT KNOW PAGO PAGO
Yet Town on Island of Tutulla, In
American Samoa, Is Worth Atten
tion of Tourists.
Pago Pago, on tho Island of Tutu
lla in American Samoa, would prob- -nbly
ho an easy winner In competition
for tho least-known town of Its size
under tho American ling.
Most Americans never heard of Pngo
Pago; yet It has an excellent harbor,
Is an Important nnval coaling station,
nnd Is governed by American naval
The Island of Tltulla Is 0110 of six
little tropical atols which constitute
American Samoa. They nro all moun
tnlnous and nre plcturesquo with their
Jungle-covered steeps and their great
pnhn groves sheltering Httlo white nn
These natives are a peculiarly at
tractive people, ' as any American
Jackie who has spent a whllo at I 'ago
Pago will tell you. They aro kindly,
hospitable, and full of fun, whllo somo
of the women, especially tho ljalf
castes, aro really bountiful.
The favorlto nativo diversion,
strangely enough, Is cricket, which wnk
tnught tho Sumonns l;y British mis
sionaries long ago, and has well nigh
supplanted all tho really Indigenous
sports. But tho Snmoan has made of
cricket n thing after his own barbaric
heart. He plays with 40 or 50 men
on n side, so that a grand scrlmmngo
Is lnovltnblo; ho roots with tomtom
and with Intense excitement; and tho
winners always perform a "serpentine,"
which hns all tho characteristics of
a savage war dance. '
I Another War.
"What's the chargo against this
man?" usked the Judge,
"Fighting In the public street," re
plied the oftleer.
"You're uued ulut dollars and ulna
"What's tho ninety cents for, Judge?"
asked the man at the bar.
"IVit tho win's nil ni r, your honor."
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