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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1919)
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(Copyright, 1519, Vstrrn Newspaper Union)
The girl stood undecidedly at the
street corner. Her pretty brows were
puckered In h frown, which vanished
as her gaze fell upon a neatly paint
ed slii. "Home for Women Km
ployed," the sign read. "Terms Very
Reasonable. References Required."
With n sigh of relluf, the girl turned
up her collar ugnlnsj; the night breeze,
and crossed to the white stone build
ing of the home. Inside the lighted
hall she paused breathlessly before
the matron's desk.
The girl felt all at once as a pris
oner may feel beneath the Judicial
eye. As coldly searching was the ma
tron's Inspection of her own smnll fig
ure. "You came," the woman nsked, "In
the Interest of an upplicant to the
"I am the applicant," the girl re
plied. The experienced one stared.
"You will pardon me," she said
brusquely; "we are not accustomed to
receive girls who are able to pay for
lodging elsewhere. This home Is en
dowed, and for those ouly In the hum
"I," said the girl again, "have no
more money tonight than will pay for
my lodging with you."
"But, my dear young woman," the
matron persisted, "your clothing your
furs alone Indicate unlimited means."
Abruptly the woman turned to her
"Miss Jane Page, Shore Acres, Cliff
town," the girl answered steadily.
"The name of Miss Pago Is, of
course, known In charitable circles,"
the matron said. "lie seated while I
call her on the telephone."
Presently the woman looked up from
"Miss Page Is not at home," she
said, "and I am not sure that I would
)e justified In accommodating you, un
der the circumstances. Ciir rule is "
A cheery young person coming from
an Inner sewing room smiled. '
"Oh 1 what n night, Mrs. Smith," she
coaxed. "Let her stay. She can bunk
with ir.e. They's two beds In my
room. Anyway, it's cold out, and even
If the lady's clothes are swell, maybe
she hasn't real money."
Mrs. Smith regarded the volunteer
"That spirit of yours, Hedda," she
said, "would take In the whole town."
The glance she bestowed upon the
waiting applicant was softened.
"Your name, then?" she asked.
. ".Tanle Leslie," the 'girl answered.
Gratefully her eyes sought those of
"All right," Iledda ended the Inter
view; "come with me, and I'll show
you our cell."
The name was fittingly given, .Tanlo
Leslie thought, as she entered the nar
row sleeping room, with Its bnrest ne
cessities for comfort. Hut between
Hedda's little bed and the one she her
self was to occupy stood on the cell's
one chair a great vase of roses, all In
crimson bloom, In snow time.
The new guest bent her face de
lightedly to the ilowers.
. "It's like life," she said to Hedda.
"In life's hardest, most unlikely places
we come upon roses of comfort, like
your kindness tonight to me, n
"Oh, thnt was nothing,'' gestured
Iledda. "You were down on your
luck. Mebbe tomorrow you'll be up
again. Hut ir.e," Iledda shrugged re
signedly, "I'm down all the time."
"Tell me." said Janie Leslie, Im
pulsively. "Not much to tell," lleddn replied,
"only I thought It might help you to
know they was others in hard places,
too. I've got a Job In the basement
at Kahili's that keeps me here, all
right, but I can't do what I ought to
do for Tad. He's my little brother.
I've raised him, some way, since our
folks died. Hut the doctors say he
ought to go away now for two or three
years where the air Is clenrer. 'fwo
years Is longer than we can see to
make It. I got Tad a Job driving a
florist's wagon so he can bo in the
nlr. That's where my roses come
from. They let Tad have 'em when
they're going to fall. He's the best
and bravest kid " Iledda gulped.
"That's my streak of hard luck," she
finished. "We nil havo 'em. Good
night." "Good night," said Janlc Leslie soft
ly; "good night dear."
When Hedda awakened next morn
ing she found her guest already de
parted. While an Important young
business mnn was greatly surprised nt
being greeted by thnt young person
when ho nrrlved In his office.
"Jane Page!" be cried, "where have
"Spending the night at. the 'Home
for Women Employed.' " she answered
sweetly. "It was not in search of ad
venture this time, Billy," she hastened
to add at his frown of disapproval. "1
came to the city last night with money
In my change purse alone. When I
searched my bag I found thnt I hnd
forgotten to drop my pocketbook In.
Just as I decided to call you on the
phone that sign loomed up, beckoning
me, Billy, a direct message. I went
to tho home."
Jane Leslie Page laughed softly. "I
had to give my own name as refer
ence," she said. "And there I found
nedda. Hilly, denrest, can you find a
(place for an untrained girl In your of
.ffces. I knew you could. You always
make me happy. I'm going to be hap
pier when Tad gets his chance. I will
.tell you about Tad and Iledda."
PRAISES WOMEN OF NIPPON
California Newspaper Speaks In High
est Terms of Those Who Reside
In That State.
Japan Is a wonderful nntlon In n
very great many ways, It has accom
plished marvels, It hns leaped forward
nt almost a single bound Into a front
place among the world powers, hut
we are convinced that the greatest
thing about Japan Is Its women.
All women are, of course, charming,
but our observation Is that the women
of Japan are especially and particu
larly so. We see much of them lute
In California, and we havo an oppor
tunity to Judge.
To begin with, the majority of them
are very pretty, and all of them have
a certain grace that can come only
from centuries of gentleness and good
breeding. They have soft voices.
There Is an Irresistible appeal In their
It Is often commented that the men
of Jnpan have adapted themselves to
Western ways with nn Incredible ease.
Hut they have not equaled their wom
en In the performance of this dllltcult
feat for an Oriental race to adapt lt
svlf to Occidental customs and habits.
In many social functions as well as
In public, numerous Japanese women
have been seen here In California.
The grace of their bearing and the
charm of their manners hnve deeply
Impressed all with whom they have
come In contact. Japan Is a nation
thnt had no music, yet tho most popu
lar singer on the operatic stnge today
Is a Japanese woman. And this Is
only an instance of their conquests.
We do not think there Is any rea
son to worry about what Jnpan will
or will not do In the world. Any nn
tlon that can produce such women ns
thnt nation produces will not only
succeed, but will endure. Los Angeles
WmJBEBHHUBU'lil mi I II 1 1 II II
Loggers Use Electricity.
A lumber company cutting timber
from one of the national forests has
Instnlled over a mile of electric trans
mission lino through tho woods to sup
ply an electric logging engine with
power. It Is planned ultimately to use
electricity for the entire camp. Cur
rent Is developed at the mill. Slnco
many forest fires start from logging
equipment and camps, the government
foresters regard the Introduction of
electrical equipment with much favor.
Portable Electric Grinder.
A portable electric grinder for the
machine shop, designed to be moved
over the work, hns tho motor of one
eighth to one-half horsepower placed
above the work out of the operator's
way. The spindle Is bored with a five-sixteenth-Inch
hole to receive an ad
justable shaft for Interior grinding,
and the use of Interchangeable grind
ing wheels adapts the little machine
to a wide range of work.
Be Sure You Are Right.
It's a good thing to assure yourself
before taking importnnt steps. Some
times you are too busy to give much
time to things. At other times you
may be too sure of yourself. Both
cases are full of calamity. To be sure
you may be able to do the right thing
by intuition and do It with haste. As
a rule the great firings of life upon
which Importnnt matters hang take
time. You must know the fncts If you
are to advise others. You must know
the facts to be able to make success
of things. Hemember It's not the
nmount of energy you put Into n thing
that gets results. A locomotive out of
control Is a mad thing of unlimited en
ergy. The very power Is the danger.
It must he regulated to make U useful
A city school principal was rushing
along the street the other day when
a youngster about eight years old
stopped her. "Are you the principal
nt Blank building?" he asked.
The principal nodded her head.
"Why? Do you go there?" she asked
"No," he returned. "I go to another
building. But I ,ist wanted to know
if tho llckln hnd begun at your build
ering tlae Winter
Although RedCrownGasoline possesses
exactly the same working power the year
round it is particularly appreciated during
the cold winter months when the starter
needs the assistance of quick-vaporizing
In the coldest weather Red Crown vap
orizes instantly because of its low initial
boiling point. The first healthy spark
catches and away you go.
Red Crown Gasoline is all fuel, a fact
you will appreciate when the roads are
heavy. And because it is the same steady,
powerful fuel every day in the year, you
need never look at your carburetor once
it is properly adjusted.
There is economy in standardizing on
fuel. For your own satisfaction get yours
at the Red Crown Service Stations.
Polarine in your crank case will flow
freely at any temperature.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Three Years of Test
on Every Kind of Road
Men famous for their success in the great automobile
industry, men experienced in the design and building of the
finest cars, are the men who conceived and developed and
are now manufacturing in large numbers the new Cleveland
Six. Their skill and sincerity are built into this car.
The Cleveland Six, new to the
general public but' tested for
nearly three years in the shops
and laboratory and on the road,
and built now in the most modern
of automobile plants, brings
power and comfort and beauty
of design at a price others have
We want you to get acquainted
with the Cleveland Six. We
want you to know what a car it
is. Wc want you to realize, to
convince yourself, before you
order a new car, what unusual
value in power, comfort, beauty,
endurance and economy this car
Five Passenger Touring Car $1385 Three Passenger Roadster $1385
(F. O. B. Factory.)
J. V. Romigh', Agent, North Platte, Neb.
CLEVELAND AUTOMOBILE CO., CLEVELAND, OHIO
SHOULD END ALL ARGUMENT
Ohio Newspaper Produces Proof That
General Sherman In Speech De
dared War Was "Hell."
Tn nnswer to Inquiries as to whore
Gen. William T. Sherman made his
famous speech In which he defined
war, nnl to refute Intimations that he
never said It at all, the Columbus (0.)
Dispatch asserts thnt Genera! Sherman
said It In Columbus on August 12, 1880,
and In support of tho assertion pro
duces from Its files the copy of a
short address he made there at that
time, In which the now famous ex
pression defining war was mnde.
The occasion was a reunion of the
Civil wnr soldiers of Ohio. President
Hayes wns a guest of honor and most
of the living generals of the Civil war
were present. The addresses were
made In the open nt Franklin park.
It wus mining hard when Genernl
Sherman's turn came to speak, hut he
stood out uncovered and delivered his
short speech. As published, It con
tained Just .'508 words. Alluding to the
fact that old soldiers did not mind the
rain, he continued :
"You nil know that this Is not sol
diering. There Is mnny n boy here to
day who thinks war Is all glory, hut,
hoys, it Is all hell. You can hear thnt
warning to generations yet to come.
I look upon It with horror, hut. If It
hns to come, I am here."
This last clause brought grent ap
plause and when It subsided the gen
eral proceeded on nnother lino of
rrt,. .H"TtiM.i TiCY5:- V iK
A Call for Heroes.
Man's opportunity for the display of
personnl heroism has apparently not
ceased at the signing of the armistice,
for a call bus Just been Issued In a
London dnljy newspaper for "Volun
teers . . . 1,000 sportsmen of good
social position, to wenr upon a given
'lay nerw fashions, to bring blick color
unci Hn into masculine nttlre." The
black rrock coat wjtli Its rullles, tfte
pink breeches, the silk stockings, and
the powdered wig of colonial days are
conservative as compared with some
of the styles to obtain as fruition of
this Idea; at least this Is the opinion
of Its proponent, who sets as his defi
nite purpose tho abolishment of the
"dark, unsyinmetrlcal" garments of to
dny and the adoption of clothes more
In keeping with the new age of ro
mantic chivalry. As a parting word,
lie reminds tiat 'courage oven to a
degree equal to that manifested by
women in tho upkeep of fashions Is
essential to masculine success.
When in North Platto stop at the.
Now Hotel Palace aDd Cafe. You will
bo treated well. C8tf
DAYTON, MIAME, HUDSON, RAICYCLE AND EXCEL
JOHN H. NULL.
Decision Is an asset to character.
When rightly exercised you know and
others know what you dare attempt.
Each new problem is met with the
spirit of decision and Hie result is
continued progress. This grows on
people and they learn to expect suc
cess. And that's half the battle, if
you are not sure what tho futuro has
In store, decide to make the most of
each revelation as It comes. You are
Just like other people If you yield to
fenr. You become a leader of them
when you make every factor count for
decision and progress. The conscious
ness of your own strength will help
you and others to right relations in
1. 1). imOlVNFIELD,
Live Stock and Farm Sales. Phono
or Wire at My Expense for Dates.
Big Price for Furs,
Don"t sell your Furs before see
ing me. Furs are high and I
am offering the top prices.
W. T. PltlTCUARD,
Ex-Government Veterinarian and ox
assistant deputy State Veterinarian
Hospital Uir South Vine Street.
Hospital Phone Black 633
House Phono Black C33
TENTS AWNINGS COVERS
North Platte Tent
and Awning Co.
109 West Sixth Street
NOItTlI PLATTE, NEBR,
AUTO CURTAINS AUTO TOPS
Notice to Creditors
Estato No. 1700 of Major A. Whito, de
ceased In tho County Court of Lin
coln County, Nebraska,
Tho Sato of Nebraska, ss. Crodltora
of said estato will take notice that tho
thno limited for presentation and fil
ing of claims against said estato la
March 19th, 1920, and for sottlotnont
of said estato is Novomuor 13th, 1920;
that I will sit at tho county court
room in said county, on Docombor
18th, 1919, at 10 o'clock a. m and on
March 19, 1920. at 10 o'clock a. m
to receive, oxamino, hoar, allow, or
adjust all claims and objections duly
(SEA.) WM. II. C. WOODHURST,
nl8dl2 County Judgo.. .
Hoolor, Crosby & Baskins, Atty,"'1
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