The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, November 25, 1919, Image 12

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HtA L HAKE, Editor and Publisher
On,l'car bjr Mnll, In ftdTanco..$1.7ri'
Onofl'car by Carrier, In adranco, $2.00
Entered at tho North Platte, Nebraska
IoBtoffico as Second Class Matter.
rUESDAV, NOVK.MHHJt 25, 19111.
' Saw Wood Quit Kicking.
Whon wo look ovor tlio statomonts
Issued by tho banks of Lincoln county1
anil boo tho vast sum of money on do-i
oaft, which sum ha nearly doubled'
In tho past five yearn, wo are tompted'
to doubt tho statement of the farmer
tho laborer nnd tho business man when
ho says ho Isn't saving as much mpnoy
as. Jio. did in the pro-war porlod. If
loll us whero tho big: Increaso In ov-
ory bank In Llnppln county como from?
Tho fact Is this money belongs to!
Lincoln county peoplo and to nobody J
olso, and notwithstanding tho high .
cost of living they are piling up sav-1
Ings fnstcr than thoy ovor did before.
Tho average mnn whon ho throws upj
his hands and deplores the high cost
of overy thing, and says ho Is gradu
ally drifting to tho penniless state, Is
simply camouflaging; his real con
dition Is about fifty per cent hotter
than over before, and GOO por cent hot
ter than when ho bought or sojd po
tatoes for 25 cents a bushol, whoat for
75 cents and paid $1.25 por pair for
.shoos. And In addition to saving mon
ey, ho Is enjoying llfo moro, has more
comforts and spends twlco as much
for personal pleasures as ho ovor did
before. Lot's keep on sawing wood
and quit kicking about high prices es
pecially when tho kicking doesn t get
us anywhoro.
That Gothenburg (JaVne.
In -Its artlclo on tho North Platte
Gothonburg foot ball gomo, the Inde
pendent says:
"By way of comparison, former Gov
ernor Novlllo,, who accompanied tho
team as conch, stated that It was tho
nicest gnmo ho over witnessed botweon
tho two schools. Tho management of
tho schools of North Plrttto havo ro
fused to take us into their schedule
slnco 1915. Thoy gave us as their rca
son nbuso from bystanders and fol
lowers of tho local team. Tho game
was scheduled only at their own ro-
quesL If there ever was any small
town stuff pulled by supinators from
olthcr of tho towns It did not mani
fest It on Tuesday afternoon. We'll
make them Uko us so strongly that
somo day. thoy will go homo with tho
small end of tho score and a smile.'
Piinl nf Tlianlru
Wfo express our slnporo thanks to
members of tho 0. R. C, Masons and to
friends and neighbors for thplr many
kindly acts tendered us during tho ill
ness and following tho death of our
hUBband and father and for tho floral
Washington. Dosplte' tho govern
ment's campaign ngalii8t,the high cost
of living tho average family 6xpenui-
ture for food In fifty cltlos was ap
proximately tho samo In October as
In septomoor, inuor uureau siauBiics
disclosed. A docreaso of two-tenths
of one por cent in the retail price of
twenty-two staple food articles Ir ro
portod, including: potatoes 12 per
cent, sirloin stonk and cabbage, por
cent; lard, 0 per cent; bacon and hams
5 por cent; pork 'hops, 4 por cent;
round steak, chuck roast, plate beef,
hens and onions, 3 por cent; rib rooBt,
hunb, cornmeal and coffee, 2 per cont
each; oloomargorlne, cheose, canned
corn nnd peas, 1 por cent oacli.
Eighteen articles Increased, Includ
ing: oggs 14 per cont; buttor and rnls
lns, 8 per cent; rlco 5 per cont; sal
mon, sugar and prunes, 4 per cent;
ornngos, 3 pur cont; fresh milk and
bannnns, 2 pur cont; canned milk,
macaroni, navy beans and cannod to
matnes, lper cent.
s ::of:
Walling Word from Carlisle.
A Cheyenne dlpatch dated Sunday
says: "The secret service departmont
of tho Union Paqtflc railroad hero to
night announced It was "marking
time" awaiting for definite word from
William L. Carlisle, tho train robber
who oscaped fron the Wyoming state
penitentiary a week ago. Carllslo has
celebrated his week of freedom by
robbing a passengor train tho Los
Angeles limited and bringing out tho
largest posses that over hunted a man
through tho "bad lands" of this state
Tonight tho railroad detoctlvos aro
frank In assorting that they expoct to
hoar of Carllslo definitely when tho
young bandit attempts to hold up an
other ipas8cnger trnln.
McDonald State Bank.
of North Platte, Clmrtor No. 047 In the
State of Nebraska at the close of bus
iness, Nov. 1C, 1919.
Loans and Discounts $584, 333,17
Overdrafts 3,033.89
Bonds, securities, judgments
claims, etc 49,440.51
Banking house, furniture
and llxturcs 16,566.48
Other Real Estate 7,609.22
Due rrom nat'l ana
Stato banks ... 96.082.23
Checks and Items
of oxchange ... 10,698.58
U. 8. of A. Govern
ment Uonjls ... 10,000.00
Currency 10,354.00
CJold Coin 725.00
Silver, nickels and
cents 3,600.41 131,460.2
Total 70i,
CaDttal stock Data In S100.000.00
HurnlUH fund 20.000.00
Undivided profits, net 17,380.03
Individual depos
its subject, to
check 393,469.15
Demand certifi
cates of depos
its 10,565.41
Time certificates
of deposit ... 225,623.93
Certified chocks 315.00
Duo to national
and Htate banks 18.489.09 64S.462.ES
Depositor's guaranty fund 5,500.83
A. D. Boas, who has, boon a rosldont
of tho .south part of tlio county for
thlrty-Bovon years, but recently sold
his ranch, was In town yesterday
looking over city property with a view
f buying and becoming a North Platto
State or NoDrnska. county of Lincoln, m
I. W. 10. Starr, cashlor of tho abovo
named bank do hereby swear "that the
above statoment Is a correct and true
copy of tho report made to tho Stato
unnxinK iioaru.
W. E. STARR, Cashlor.
W, II. McDONALD, Director,
N. V. REYNOLDS. Director.
nubscrlbed nnd sworn to before me
this 22d day of November, 1919.
Notary Public
My commission expires Oct. 3d, 1925
Wonderful Tailoring Sale
Made To Order
Very Special at
Full Suit and Extra Pants $40.78.
The FabricsiAre
Guaranteed All Wool
We challenge any tailor in this section to duplicate the
suit alone for less than $40 or 50, and give you the same
quality of material. Right now you have an opportunity to
buy a first class suit made to your individual measure, inclu
ding an extra pair of pants for less money than most tailors
ask for the suit alone.' Tt's just like buying two good suits
for the price of one, as the extra pants will double the life
ot your suit.
Letter R
(Copyrlfht, lilt, by the Western Hewi
paper Union.)
Ilmltl Block wns fast going to dewy"
nnd lis owner deplored the fact, hut hi
wns engaged In costly lltigntlon and
had decided to let repair unci general
renovation of the old downtown build
Ing'walt until he wns In less straitened
Hartley Dunne was a wanderer, al
most n tramp. Drink lind been bis fall
ing nnd he hnd got so far clown life's,
bidder that If he hud not tabvn 11 new
grip on Its worn runes lie would have
fallen off entirely. He had decided he
would' try to reform. I lei wns given a
position in the core making department
of Hurge &. Co. lie was to go to worjx
the following Monday, and the firm, In
accordance swlth Its regular custom
with nil employes, hnd Insured life and
llnil) under the employer's liability act,
ns also ns to sick benefits.
Hartley was putting In Saturday
strolling iibout, when be halted In front
of the Iludd building to glance Into a
"Ill, there; look out!" suddenly
stnrtled him.
The man nt the curb who uttered the
warning wns pointing upwnrds. Hart
ley glanced In that direction to dis
cern n dark object hurtling elownwnrd.s.
It was the .letter "II" of the building
name, loosened by tlhie. It was
formed of metal ; tho screws that held
It In place had rusted away, and ns It
weighed nenrly four pounds It drove
Hartley senseless to the pavement ns It
struck bis head, rebounded to bis nrm,
shattered the wrist, nnd nn nmbulnnee
wns summoned nnd tho victim of the
accident was. rushed nway.
For a full month Hartley lny on n
hospital cot. When he wns discharged
the ward surgeon Informed him Hint
bis head wound would benl In time, but
that he would never have the full use
of bis Injured forearm us formerly.
The rest, care and attention hnd done
much to relnvlgorute. the former Inebri
ate. Hartley went nt once to Hurge &
Co. Thoy could not employ n crippled
mnn, but under the terms of his acci
dent policy Hartley was given four
hundred dollars and a hint that the
owner of Hudd Hlock might Indemnify
him hnndsomely for his oermnnent In
Jury. The latter could not afford an
other suit. He gave Hnrtley ono thou-
'sand dollnrs for a final settlement of
nil claims.
Hartley bought a new suit and was a
very presentnble person, clean shaven
nnd In his right mind, nnd vaguely
wondering If there was somo chance In
life for him after all. .
"Thnt letter 'R. " ho mused. .""It's
been n fateful one to me. Somehow.!
can't get It out of my mind. Hello!" '
He wns passing a smnll fcurio slore
when he noticed the sign In Its :wln
clow. "Fortunes told for fifty cents."
The whim seized him to enter. He
found 11 shrewd eyed, gipsy-nttlrcd
woman who motioned hint to a scat be
fore a great crystal ball.
"I've come to see If you can give mo
an occult augury as to some possible
mysticism In my being bit by a big Iron
'It.' " he prefaced, nnd told his story,
"Urn-inn 1" murmured the fortune
teller. "A strange story, 'Us. It Is
cryptic. Could It refer," nnd she studied
the lines of dissipation In IhiHlejt's
face, "to Hum"? "'
"Thnt's right enough."
"And Reform?" vaguely Intimated
the seeress.
"I'm on tho road to It," vouchsafed
Hnrtley. "Hut that's nil clear to me
"Ah, then! by the way, bus there
been some woman In your life?"
Hartley started. Ills brow furrowed.
Thought, memory sent n vivid pang
through bis frame.
"Yes," bo acceded with sot lips.
"You nre thinking of n mother?"
"She died long slnco."
"A sister, then?"
"I never hud one.'"
" 'It, 'R nnd a woman. Could It be
Ruth ; no, Ruby?" with n craf ty look of
guessing. "Ah, 1 have It Raehnel !"
Hartley's fnce writhed. He silently
placed tho fee upon tho stand and with
set lips nnd ir far-nwny expression
upon his face left the place.
Rnchael I He bad not dnreel to think
of tho wife 1io hud deserted after two
years of neglect nnd destitution. He
hnd always felt that ho deserved the
harsh, but Just words with which sho
had bade him lenvo her and never re
turn. Hut now fato seemed to point
the way back to his lost love. He bad
given up the cruel drink, he had
money, he wondered If the change In
his nature would not nppenl to the
woman whoso life he had clouded
Two days later Hartley reached his
old homo town to learn that his wife
with her little child wns supporting
Doth Dy operating n confectionery
store, making a bare living. His heart
beat fast ns he located the place and
entered It. lie wns hopeful, for his In
formant had told him that Mrs. Duano
was a line business woman and with
capitm could greatly Increase hor
trade. Capital? Had he not over n
thousand dollars!
A sweet-faced llttlo girl called her
mother as Hartley stood at the eoun
ter. Comely, clear eyed, Mrs. Dunne
greeted the customer with n nod. Then
with a scream. The pair faced one nn-
other after the lnpse of five years.
"You havo come back !" she gasped
'A repentant husband and father,"
no supplemented fervently. "Is there n
Place nero for tho now Hun in nnnnor
There was. Restoration, reformation
expressive Rs and to these, as time
An Enviable Reputation "
Already Won
Hundreds of dealers who drove new Cleveland Sixes
from the factory in Cleveland to their home cities have
written the factory expressing their admiration and confi
dence in the car. What they all say is summed up in this
sentence from one of them, "I can look any man in the face
now and tell him the Cleveland is a regular automobile."
And that's what the Cleveland washouts and desert sands where
Six is a regular automobile, an other cars stall and stop,
unusual automobile. Its power and endurance have
Hundreds of Cleveland Sixes,
within the past four months,
have undergone long, gruelling,
cross country drives, with honor.
They have passed over great
hill drives and long mountain
climbs, plowed through mud.and
already won the Cleveland an
enviable reputation. This is
not surprising, for skill and sin
cerity are built into this car by
men who have contributed their
genius to the building up of one
of America's finest quality cars.
Five Passenger Touring Car $1385. Three Passenger Roadster $1385
(F. O. B. Factory)
J. V. Romigb, Agent, North Platte, Nek.
- " ' IT'""1"1. : T-'-1
Five Flowing Wells
The Huffmans, prominent ranchmen
and stockmen In MoPherson county,
havo five flowing wollB. Ira Huffman
was In tho city the first of the week
and Informed us of tho above He
says that four of tho wells will flow
six or seven gallons per minute each
and ono of them will average two gal
lons per minute. Thoy havo only bad
to go from 225 to 250 feet deep to get
theso wolls. 'Thoy have dono the work
themselves, it taking only ono day to
each well. It Is their Intention to
put; d6wn several more wells on their
ranches. Tho well that only flows two
gallons per minujte thoy call a lizzie,
but thoy, aro using It. A larger tank
has to be used at this well than at the
others. These wells and the others
thoy will strike will settle the water
problem for them in the future. A
stockman's troubles are usually not
having water. When tho wind blows
tho ipumps aro out of fix, and when
tho pumps are working the wind won't
Ijlow. Sutherland Courier.
: :of:
I want to sell three lots, location
very desirable, wfest 12th street. Need
the money. J. W. LE MASTER . 90tf
: :o: :
Chas. Liston, of Dickens, was a bus
iness visitor In town Saturday.
Demands for Telephone Service
Exceed all Former Records
, fv",tThe demand for telephone service the last year has been tre
;; -.mendous, and we have not been able to meet the situation to our sat-
Service has not been what we have wanted it to be, and some
times the delays in installing equipment have been much more than
we would like to have them. '
y .
We are now in the very midst of a race between an overpower
ing demand for telephone service and the upbuilding of our system
whose growth was held back and whose forces were scattered by the
needs of war. , .
We are steadily adding to our forces and extending our property,
to meet the unusual demands for service, but far more work is still
required before pre-war conditions can be had.
No persons in any industry are jvorking more earnestly for the
public's welfare than the employees of this company, and we want
to assure our patrons that everything is being done that can be done
to give them tho beBt possible grade of telephone service.
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