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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 25, 1919)
By AMALIES E. CODD ;
(Copyright, bjr tha Weitern Nra
"Dcnr brother Victor It's Just like
him," suld Mrs. Kulotto us she linlslml
rending a letter tlmt hud Just arrived.
"It he coming on, mamma," eagerly
questioned her daughter, Victoria.
"Oh, how glad 1 shall he to see him."
There was genuine warmth nnd sin
cerity In the fresh young tones. Vic
toria had never seen the uncle she so
cherished, hut had always treasured
the oft repeated tale of how when she
was horn the confirmed old bachelor
after whom they hail named her their
first horn, had come two thousand
miles across the country to view the
little mlto he was so proud of
Upon her every birthday, for eight
een years a few days before the natal
occasion there arrived regularly some
gift or memento. . They kept pace with
the maturing years. It was a silver cup,
then a child's ring, then a wonderful
doll, a tricycle, a talking machine, and
so on until this strongly hteadfast rel
ative upon her graduation sent Vic
toria a watcli and chain. After that
for two years, every week, Victoria
wrote a pleasant, loving letter and re
ceived in return a crudely fashioned
epistle replete with tenderness and
She had last written him that she
was about to marry Dudley Marsh.
The Kulettes were comparatively poor
people, and while Uncle Victor had
been always profuse in his gifts, Mrs.
Eulctte had understood that her broth
er wns scarcely even well to do. She
was profoundly surprised, therefore,
when she read In her brother's letter
that he would lie on hand by the wed
ding day and enclosed a draft for two
"1 want every cent of It spent for the
wedding and for starting these young
people out right In life," the eplstle
run. "Dear little namesake, I feel that
I must see her made happy at any
Dudley Marsh demurred when he
was made aware of the niunltlcence of
the generous Uncle Victor. He and
Victoria had mapped out an Idea! mod
sf start In life, he wild, and besides
the dear old man was doing too much
"You will break brother Victor's
heart if you say one word to spoil his
pleasure in showing his love for Vic
toria," declared Mrs. Unlet to, and so
the matter rested and Uncle Victor ar
rived, rugged, bronzed, suggesting n
man who had known little else than
"You see, Hertjiu," he obsvrved to
his sister, "this is a wonderful event
In the life of a man who never had
chick nor child, and whose thoughts
Just revolve round and round the baby
grown to a woman tlint was named af
ter him," and to the last Uncle Victor
smiled, chuckled, laughed, played the
extravagant spendthrift to perfection,
and as he loft on the train for home
am Victoria threw her arms about his
neck and kls.ed him, the old man wills- '
pered rapturously to himself:
"It was worth It I" j
Then the smile faded. Ills brow j
furrowed thoughtfully and all the long i
overland Journey Uncle Victor sat
grave faced and rellectlve as though
turning over nnd over In his mind some I
serious proniem. For twenty years
he had conducted a restaurant in a
little mining town. Making the su
preme sacrifice of his life, he had fol
lowed an Impulse he could not control
when he learned of the approaching
wedding. As a matter of fact he had
cut away the only provision for his
old age to give to Victoria comfort
and happiness. Now, back home
again, lie found himself without a dol
lar in the world and started to work
In one of the big mines of the district.
lie received a few letters from Vic
toVlu bubbling over with the joys of n
newly made bride, and these he treas
,ured, for she did not write again after
a year. Then sturdily ho resigned
hlfuself to the arduous labor he had
undertaken. One day there was a bad
accident In this mine. A giant In
strength, fearless, self-sacrificing, be
fought his way to the surface four
times, and each time carrying back to
life nn overcome miner, the lost res
cued one being the son of the wealthy
owner of the mine.
Kor a month tenderly cared for ut a
hospital, a hero to all, Hie old man
fought death and came oft' the victor,
though n cripple for life. It was morn
ing when his full senses had returned
for the first time. Peacefully he lay on
his cot, gazing out at the green-clad
hills in the distance when a fluttering
form crossvd the room.
"Uncle! dear Uncle Victor!" cried
Victoria Marsh, and she was kneeling
at his side, her loving nrms enclosing
him. "Oh, you hero! and eh! you
wicked, wicked to give up all you
hwl for my happiness! Hut !t Is all
right now, for Dudley has come Into
u great fortune, and he made me hur
ry to your side the moment we learned
of all that had happened."
"I'm all right," declared Uncle Vic
tor Manchly, "the mining boys have
arranged to furnish me mitehes and
"Have they?" llHred forth Victoria
excitedly. "Well, they'll he disappoint
ed! Right straight you are coming
East with nm, or Dudlej will ho out
here with a posso to kldnup yiii. And,"
continued Victoria in n whisper,
"theru'H a little child wnltlng for you,
our first born, and we have nninod him
niter you--Victor i"
DUE TO DIGESTIVE TROUBLE
Condition of Narcolepsy Revealed by
Victim's Absolutely Irresistible
Desire for Sleep.
Even after n meal of moderate slzo
taken by n normal subject there Is a
slight tendency to drowsiness, which
becomes much more pronounced after
i heavy meul or In dyspeptics.
When sleep under such conditions la
Irresistible we have nnrcolepsy. The
lint lent may fall naleep so abruptly
that he may endanger himself or oth
ers. It Is characteristic, however, of
narcolepsy of whatever kind that tho
attack Is of brief duration. The vic
tim, never collapses, for ho nlwnys
has time to assume a posture suitable
for sleep.. He may even announce
that he must doze for n few minutes,
after which ho will uwnke refreshed.
He may bo kept awake or readily
awakened. Hence there should be no
likelihood of mistaking narcoleptics
for epileptics of any kind. The diges
tive troubtes are of no particular type
cases have been seen of nlcohollc
gastritis, hyperchlorhydrla, atony, etc.
In these patients Indigestion Is only
a determining cause, but relief of the
stomach mischief seems to lead to
complete recovery. Possibly akin to
these gnstrlc cases nre others In
which a subject falls Into an Impera
tive sleep after Indulgence In alcohol,
hut who wakes In a few moments
completely sober, Instead of passing
Into a stupor. Kocky Mountnln News.
GULL HAD GOOD APPETITE
Veracious Observer Asserts Bird Swal
lowed Fifteen Smelt Within Space
of One Hour.
Sea gulls never visit the Cowlitz
and Lewis rivers except when the
smelt are running. Iocul fishermen
know when the fish are at hand by
seeing the big white birds In the air
wheeling ami diving and uttering
their plaintive cry- They sound like
complaining children with rather
weak lungs. When the gulls nre tired
of flying they settle on piles along
the shore or on sand banks which
they whiten like a fall of snow.
When the sharp eye of a gull sees
n smelt ho plunges for It, submerges
his bill and head, and brings It up
squirming. The bird swallows his
prey In full flight, seldom or never
perching to dispose of It.
A most observant young man relates
that a friend of his at Kelso, on the
Cowlitz, selected a grill which he could
Identify nnd watched It for an hour to
.1... I . It -. L ..! .,...,
ItMIIll Lilt MUt'll 1L CUUUlll ltll'1 I
lowed. The number was surprisingly j
Terhaps this gull was more export j
or luckier than nnlliinrv. Tt must !
have been nn exceptional bird In color
at least or the Kelso naturullst could
not have told It from the rest of tin?
flock. Perhaps it was exceptional In
other ways. And perhaps It had n
double personality. Portland (Ore.)
Obituary of a Jellyfish. I
One jellyfish at least became world
fnnious, and when she died, nfter Hv- i
Ing for sixty-seven yenrs in the most
intellectual society, under the protec
tion of five successive learned gentle
mon, she received the honors of nn
obituary notice In the Scotsman.
"Granny" belonged to the jellyfish
family, but was, strictly speaking, a
sea anemone whom Sir John Graham
Dalyell picked off the rocks and kept
In sea water all the years of his life.
Sir John fed his protege regularly with
one-half mussel a fortnight, and she
bore a lnrge family.
The Scotsman "In Meinorlam" no
tlce ntnted that GOO of Granny's off
spring were known. When Sir John
died his anemone was passed on to
an arctic explorer, and at his death
she was bequeathed to another scien
tific man. Granny throve nnd bred lit
tle ones; she outlived four protectors,
nnd died finally because of the neglect
or lll-trentment of a botanist.
How Much Is Enough to Eat?
Science Is speaking up for the 12-year-old
who Is nlways hungry. "Age,
size and activity." have all to do with
tho matter. A boy mny need more to
ent than a girl because he exercises
more rather thnn because he Is lar
ger. A small, bookish father tied to
a desk may need much Ies to ent
than his romping, growing 12-year-old
progeny. It Is safe to say that n grow
ing child needs nil the bread und
butter and milk nnd fruit that It will
eat; when the appetite must be coaxed
with sweets It is not to he trusted.
If you have stopped running and
growing, don't gauge Hobble's needs
by your relative sizes. Growing Is
ftrenunus business. Be sure that the
ch'Idren have both building material
for this Important occupation and en
ergy fuel for their ceaseless activity.
Watching the child's weight will give
you a key to the situation.
Center of Sponge Industry.
Nassau, the capital of the Bahama Is
lunds, is a town which seems to ex
ist for tho sponge buslimss. Its coral
streets ull lead to "the sponge mar
ket." Carts, slutted on the sides like
squaro bird cages and filled with
sponges, are nlwnys in progress along
Ray street. A fleet of sponge boats Is
always passing in and nut of harbor
or rldlug at anchor head out along tho
sponge wharf. Men of business hang
out their signs ns "Sponge Brokers."
Entire yards are filled with spongers,
and the constant chatter and song of
hundreds of ncgresses at work clip
ping nnd pounding, assorting nnd dry
ing sponges, are among the familiar
By VICTOR REDCLIFFE
1919, by the W.itcra Nwi
"Something of a mystery, your new
hoarder, Isn't he?" queried Mrs. Doty
of her neighbor nt the nearest farm
place to her own home.
"Oh. I think not," was the smiling
reply of the young matron, Mrs. Ran
som, who wns the mother of two chil
dren whom this new boarder had all
but adopted so far as kindness and
liberality were concerned. "On the
contrary Mr. Wharton Is bluff, free
and open, and acts like a man glad to
get out In the country where he can
do Just as he pleases. No, Indeed, not
nt all mysterious, but I can say
"In what way, now?" urged Mrs.
Doty, who was a confirmed gossip.
"Well, he spends half of his time
with the children, romps with them,
ttakes tUen: on long unto rides, buys
them all kinds of toys and makes kites
for them; In fact he seems extrava
gantly fond of juvenile company."
"Going to stay long with you?"
"A week or two vacation he told me
when he first came," replied Mrs. Han
som. "Hut it has run into Ids third
week, nnd he shows no signs of going
The Inquisitive Mrs. Doty having dis
appointedly exhausted the theme un
der discussion, chose a new subject
challenging her Inquisltlveness.
"Who nre the folks who have tnken
the Gale place?" she Inquired. '
"Now, there may be u mystery,"
spoke Mrs. Hansom sprightly. "They
are new people and keep closely to
themselves a sour-vlsaged old man,
his spinster sister, and, they say, a
niece. I haven't seen the girl close at
hand, for, you know. the Gale place Is
surrounded by that hlgb-splked brick
wall, but a glimpse now and (hen from
our bay window shows that this niece
Is graceful, and, I think, pretty. She
never leaves the grounds, and one or
the other of the man nnd woman Is
with her whenever she Is In the gar
den." Tust then there sounded out echoes
of Joyous, excited shouts and, pointing
through the open window space, Mrs.
Hnnsoni said: "There Is Mr. Wharton
now," and the neighbor peered curious
ly at the new boarder.
Mrs. Hansom had reason to especially
notice this fact, for the day previous
he had presented one of the children
with a large rubber ball tastefully dec-
orated witli alternate red nnd blue
stripes. In a game of toss and catch
he hnd sent It spinning over the brick
I wall of the Gale place, and thul was
I the last seen of It, and he consoled the
' little lad to whom he hnd presented
It with a promise to place It.
I That night ut dusk Mr. Wharton had
an animated Juvenile escort as he sent
i up the red und blue kite with a red.
I nnd blue lantern attached to Its tall.
As he guided It aloft the string broke,
and it, too, foil within the extensive
grounds of the Gale place.
"And he did It n-purpose," de
clared little Benny to his mother
later on. "I saw bin: snap the string."
It was two days later that the man
who had taken the Gule place camo
over to the Hansom home and ar
ranged for a regular supply of fresh
eggs, butter nnd milk. Their delivery
became the task of little Benny. The
second evening of this function he
startled his mother and very much In
terested Mr. Wharton by handing the
latter a folded note.
"The pretty girl over there gave me
the letter," said Benny, "and half a
dollar not to tell anything about It.
She suld I was to give the letter to the
red and blue man and forget all about
"That's me, and here's a dollar to
help you forget It, Benny," observed
Mr. Wharton, nnd he hastily perused
the note nnd went nt once to his
room, chuckling riotously.
"Mrs. Doty wns right there Is a
mystery here!" soliloquized the puz
zled Mrs. Hnnsoni.
Mr. Wharton was gone into the vil
lage all that evening and Mrs. Han
som went to bed after his return to
be awake trying to solve the enlgmu
of his queer actions. She dozed, to
be awakened by a soft chugging sound
coming apparently from the rear of
the house, and hastened to a window
that overlooked the back garden.
There stood an nutomohlle, red nnd
blue, and Mr. Whnrton was Jut help
ing a young lady Into It, whom the
driver Jrev Into his arms and kissed
rapturously. Away went the machine.
Mr. Wharton, all smiles, waving his
hand after Its Inmates suggested a fa
Next morning, when Mrs. Unuwim
came downstairs she found her nonrd
or awaiting her, his suitcase at his
"You dear little woman," lie said.
"I'm leaving a neat Ilttlo bonus in ad
dition to my hoard money, as 1 have
got to get back to business."
"And the young lady, sir, and the
young niun and the automobile?" flut
tered Mrs. Hansom.
"Oh! you saw the elopement, eh?
Well, my son was the young man,
wlmiu I have assisted In gelling uway
with I lie poor, pui scented victim of
relatives Interested In her fortune,
Man and wife by this time. You see,
1 hud to use Don's favorite college col
ors, with which Lucia was familiar,
to attract her attention and got a
note to Her. l cii like a romance,
don't you? Woll, you have been an
Indirect agent in making two loving
at the Johansen Sale Bam, North Platte,
Saturday ? November 29.
commencing at 1 F. M., sharp.
26 Head of Fine Animals
will be offered.
C. J. Landbolm & Son and Claus Anderson
Only I2 Cents An Hour
of the Work
The Automatic Electric Washer.
washes a tubful in a few minutes, without labor,' and tht
clothes are cleaner, look better and last longer. And il
can be operated for 1V 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
1V1;C an hour. It certainly cuts out the Blue Mondays
North Platte Light and Power Co.
We Buy and Sell
Obtain our Prices.
THE HARRINGTON MER. CO.
Mutual Building and Loan
Of North Platte, Nebraska.
RESOURCES OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
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,
L 1 1
.1 I HI t:i"NrnM.I. ir--i
Whon in North Platto stop at tho
i Now Hotol Palace, nnd Cafo. You will
I bo treated well. C8tf
(Jcnernl Farm Snlcs a Specialty.
References nnd Dntcs nt First Nn
tlonnl Ilnnk, North I'lntlc, Neb.
t()0 Kast Third SI. l'liono 912
One Halt Block North ot Postoflicc.
A modern institution fur the
itntlflc treatment of medical,
surgiral and confinement case.
Completely quipped X-Ray
and diftcmistlc laboratories.
Geo. B. Dent. M. D. V. Locas. M. D.
J.B. RedGeld. M. D. J. S. SIMMS, M.D.
You Way Think
a grouch but if you will
come to him for Drug
Store needs, you will soon
discover he isn't and that
he doesn't rob you on
Offlco Phono 333 Rus. Phono 1020
R. I. SHAPPELL ,
Dntos can bo mndo nt tho Platto
Vnlloy Stato Hunk or Phono 15G
I nlwnys tnko stock buyers with mo.
Office Phono 340
Rob. Phono 1237
Bolton Bldg. North Platto, Ne.
Phono for Appolntmontc.
JOHN S. SIMMS, M. I).
Special Attention Given to
McDonald Hunk Building
Office l'liono 8! Residence 33
GEO. B. DENT,
FhsjJcIan and Surgeon.
Special Attention GItob to Surgery
Offlco: Building & Loan Building
Phonos: Offlco 130, Residence 116-
Calls Promptly Answered Night or Day
Phone Office 012 Residence C70
DOCTOR D. T. QUIGLEY
Practice Limited to
Surgery and Radium Therapy
726 City National Bank Bulldta.
ALBERT A. LANE,
Rooms 1 and 2 Belton Building
North Platto, Nebraska.
DOCTOR C. A. SELBY
Physician and Surgoom
Office over Rcxnll Drag Store
Offlco Phono 371. Houso 10G8
Office phone 241. Res. phono 217
L. C . DROS T,
North Platte, - Nebraska.
Knights ot Columbus Building.
W. E. FLYNN
Offlco over McDonald Bunk.
Office Phono Res. Phono 1156
I. D. BROWNFIELD,
Live Stock nnd Fnrm Sales. Phone
or Wire nt My Expense for Dates.
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