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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1920)
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That Form of Advertising; la the Most
Popular With the Merchant
It hns been known for n hing t,me
what n rolntie tii'k It was to go visit
ing In China- Unit Is. If yon happened
to bu a lofly dignitary ami mutt there
fore carry along a card of !:nconifnrt
nble dimensions. Advert islng, It seems,
shows a corresponding divergence not
only from occidental methods, but
from those of nearby .la pun. There
nro thousand upon thousand of
newspapers In China, but they are
not very llrmly established, and when
they do not soon disappear altogether,
they are almost Mure (o change name
frequently, an has been known to hap
pen with certain American product.
Newspaper of the republic have an
overage dally circulation of ,'1,000,
which l larger than It look, since
the papers are carefully pa-sed from
hnnd to band. There l, then, to be
sure, newspaper adicrtlslng as well as
pouter. Uut the most popular form
of publicity for merchant I the cal
endar! Nowhere I that humble do
mestic article more Important than In
China. Advertisement here placed are
looked upon every day. And after all,
when you look at the calendar that
begin to arrive about this time of the
year, Isn't It possible to Imnglne that
Chlnn Is not so far from the West an
It might he? Christian Science Monl
TO OPERATE AIRSHIP FLEET
Ambitious Plans Credited to English
Company Well Within the Realm
A company has been formed In Kng
land for the purpose of operating n
fleet of airships to varlou part of the
world. The syndicate desires to nc
qulre ground near Soulhport, where It
propose to erect n tower 120 to 1B0
feet high to which airship may be
moored, and an elevator will lake the
passenger up the tower and Into the
gondolas of the ship. The .syndicate
Intend to have a fleet of non-rigid
airships In commission next spring;
the smaller will carry tl'-' passenger
and crew and the larger -10 passenger
and crew. The company also antic
ipates running some of the larger
rigid airships now In courc of con
struction. These will have a carrying
capacity of lfiO passengers and be nble
to travel to any part of the globe. It
Is proposed to use- the smaller non
rigid nlrshlp to feed the larger ones
nnd meet them at the. principal cen
ters. The cost per mllo Is put at about
half the cost of" n tnxlcab fare today,
approximately about 18 cents per mile.
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meal. It is Hie iiiohI noiirisliini; and wholesome
food which can he had, and consequently, should
he well partaken of.
Cult hate the hahit of Kilting Hread .More
Hread, and notice the tremendous improve
ment in health which you will experience.
Hread made with
COW BRAND FLOUR
is the hest of all hreads just as hread is the host
of all foods. Kvory slice is delicious, rich in
nourishment and of true hread flavor.
North Platte Flour Mills.
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LAST FRAGMENTS OF EMPIRE
Romance In Disappearance of Red
Dots From the Map of West
A map of western Canada kept In
the olllces of the Hudson IJuy com
pany In Winnipeg Is sprinkled with
tiny red dots. Two centuries and a
half of romance nnd history focus In
these little red dots.
When the Hudson nay company in
1870 surrendered to Canada the vast
territory granted to It by Charles II
of Kugland, It retained one-twentieth
of all the land In the "fertile belt" of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
between the North Saskatchewan
tiver and the International boundary.
This one-twentieth was distributed
throughout every township and each
of those red dots on the mup repre
sents tin area of from 100 to G-10
These lands arc today just as they
were when the company's first forts
were erected on Hudson bay. They
are Just as they were when the buf
falo pastured upon them and Indians
und trappers snared or shot fur-beur-Ing
animals In this domain half a
r SS;S $
at t " a $ j fg n g & s 'vwjjh
Evory householder's expenses are divided into a number of
items; food, rent, clothing;, fuel and light, house-furnishings,
insurance, education and amusements, sickness and the
Qf all those items of expense, the tolephone bill is one of
the least, being a very small per cent of the total cost.
For a trifling sum you have constantly at your command
millions of dollars worth of telephone property and the service
of skilled workers.
In business the cost of the telophone is frequently an oven
smaller proportion of the overhead expense than in the
It only needs an emorgoncy to bring home to any subscriber
tho fact that the telephone is worth many times its cost.
In the face of today's high costs the telephone is a daily
economy for every subscriber.
King of Foods.
Though now surrounded by farms,
they have never been touched by a
plow. They are still Islands of
primeval soli In the midst of rich
The little red dots are disappearing
one by one from the map. Ench one
that disappears means thnt the land
It represents has become a settler's
farm. All the dots represent 3,000.
The company Is rapidly disposing of
nil Its remaining hind to settlers.
When the last dot disappears from
the map, the last fragment of Hudson
Hay company's old empire will have
disappeared from the North Ameri
Use for Helgoland.
The Koynl Society for the Protec
tion of Hints in England and the Per
manent Wild Life Protective Kund of
the United States Join in suggesting
that Helgoland be made a reservation
for the bird that migrate along the
const of Europe. The Island Is less
thnn one-fifth of u mile square, but It
Is directly In the path of migratory
llrds, and when Germnny has re
moved the fortifications und other
military establishments the birds will
probnbly use It.
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TEUS HOW HE CURED COLD
New York Physician Passes on Rem-1
edy Which He Declares Does I
Away With Affliction.
Tills Is how Dr. L. Duncan Hulk-1
ley of New York cures his own colds
and those of other people. Doctor
Iiulkltty tells the story in the Medical i
Iteconl, ns follows:
"Yesterday I had nbotit as severe a i
cold as possible, which had been com
ing on several days, and had been sim
ply neglected, ami I sneezed and
coughed all day, using any number of
handkerchiefs. In the afternoon I
took one or two doses of soda, half n
teaspoonful. and In the evening took
five more, at half-hour Intervals, In
warm water. At midnight I took one
of the grip powders I have so long
prescribed, ten grains of phemicetin
with 120 of soda, with hot water, and
went to bed with two handkerchiefs
under my pillow. I dropped to sleep
very soon and slept soundly until rnll
ed at 7::',0. when I took another of the
pheiiacetln and soda powders and
found the cold entirely gone; exactly
the experience which I reported be
fore and which I have bad many
"Last yenr from October to lute
spring I wrote for the phenacetln and
soda powders, ten grains and '-'0, al
most every dny, and sometimes at least
four times In the day, for patients
threatened with grippe, ami although
I questioned many patients at subse
quent office visits I have yet to learn
of nny failure to arrest the trouble."
TO WORK OLD COPPER MINES
American Company, With Modern
Machinery, Will Reopen Shaft
on the Isle of Cyprus.
Equipped with modern mining nfn-
chlnery purchased In the United
States with California money, the rich
copper mines of the isle of Cyprus,
which centuries ago furnished cop
per for the civilized world, may In n
few months be turning out thousands
of tons of that metal.
According to an announcement
made yesterdny, a syndicate of Cali
fornia capitalists has secured a long
term purchase lease on a score or
more of the most valuable workings
on the island, and engineers are now
on tlx -round outlining plnns for In
stalling modern mining machinery to
replace the crude plants maintained
by the Phoenicians centuries ago.
While the names of members of the
syndicate were irt given out, D. C.
Jncklln, niultl-mllllonalre copper mag
nate of San Francisco, is the recog
nized head of the corporation.
When the war first broke out the
syndicate bad about completed plans
for perfecting their lease of 22 claims
on the Island, but complications
brought about by the conflict forced
abandonment of the plan until after
the signing of the armistice.
One day a German subaltern who
hnd been ordered to find billets pre
sented himself nt my house, writes n
Relglan woman in the World's Work.
I showed him among others the room
occupied for more than two years by
the American delegates of the relief
commission, in which u reproduction
of an ancient work of art a bust
without arms stood on the mantel
piece. The subaltern thought the
room appeared to he comfortable, but,
seeking to make himself disagreeable,
he raised bis eyebrows, after looking
at the reproduction, and said in n
"Why, madam, did you cut the arnu
off this bust In a room destined to be
occupied by n German officer?"
Words failed me. What could 1
say? He left the house with an of
fended air. Rut the Incident bad no
sequel, which was most extraordinary.
Lived Long In Seclusion.
Korty years In the District of Co
lumbia without having set foot on the
streets ! Such was the record of sev
eral of the sisters of tho Visitation
convent, formerly located at Connectl
cut avenue und L street Northwest
I am told on authority. Kor forty
years these sisters lived In the school
taking their exercise In the spaclout
grounds bock of the building, sur
rounded by a high wall. As you gc
past ihe building now you see It nl
most razed to the ground by wreckers
the building and site having been sole
recently for a big price. So the good
sisters nt last came forth from theli
cells and trod again the streets of the
nntlonul capital for the first time In
forty years. Washington Star.
Prizes for English Weavers.
A gift of $10,000 from John Cromp
ton of Manchester. England, will pro
vldo rewards to the designers and
weavers of original cotton fabrics de
signed and woven In technical col
leges or weaving schools In the Brit
ish empire. One-half of the fabrics
sent In for competition must be en
tirely of cotton, nnd the remainder
may contain 70 per cent of cotton
threads. A special committee of the
Textile Institute of Manchester will
tako care of the collection of the
On Venice Canals.
The main entry to Venice from the
railway station is by the celebrated
Grand canal by means of gondolas
or omnibus steamers. The lattci
maintain u regular servlct along the
Grand caunl and across the lagoon to
the Island of tho Lido. There are
also tram-steamer connections be
tween Venice and the mora Important
DRAW MILLIONS FROM LAND
Immense Wealth Accruing to Fortu
nate Property Owners In the City
of London, England. j
The most elaborate and the largest j
map In the world Is the "valuation"!
map of the city of London, which win
some twenty years In the making, nntl
which Is more than thirty feet wide,
and twenty fed from top to bottom. J
The mnp Is of the metropolitan dis
trict of London, embracing an area of
115 squore tulles, and every house,;
shop nnd piece of property In that
area Is shown. Nearly 10.000 separate
estates are listed. I
Some curious and Interesting facts
about London landlords are shown by,
the great mat). The wealthiest estate!
Is that of the duke of Westminster,
100 acres, with a rent roll of Sl.'.OOO,-;
000 per yenr. This Is not by nny menus
the largest estate In London, however,
though Its location makes It the most
valuable. In South London Is one es
tate which covers four square miles,
and there are several exceeding two
squnre miles. Lord Howard de Will
den's estate brings In rents to tho
nmount of $10,000,000 per annum, and
the "!0 acres belonging to the duke of
Red ford rent for $10.r00,000 per year.
Lord Northampton, the duke of Nor
folk: Lord Portman and Earl Cadogan
ench own around 200 acres of city
property, and their rents run from
nbnut $5,000,000 to $3,000,000 per year
each. Not a bad Idea to let a city like
London grow up around one's farm.
Another Slap at "Mere Man."
"Marriage Is a desperate thing,"
said John Selden way back in the six
teenth century, and now It looks ns If
we of the twentieth century' were do
ing our bit to make It still more des
perate. A begowned dignitary over in
Newark has decided (and unfortunate
ly his decisions have legal weight)
that the lesser portion of the marriage
contract has no right to compensation
for work performed in odd Jobs arourd
the house on his wife's property, such
ns carpentering and painting tl'p
fence, or washing the dishes, or get
ting up to warm the baby's milk when
it begins to squall at ,'i n. m. .
These things must be done free. He
ought to be glad to do them. And If
the wife Isn't able to persuade him of
this the court will undertake to assist
her. P.rooklyn Eagle.
To whom are you going to sell your
Hay and Grain? The Harrington Mer
cantile Co. will offer the highest
A Service message
A Good Time to
The purchasing power of your dollar at this
time is less than half what it was before the war.
But EVENTUALLY your dollar will purchase
more than it does today.
Let your plan be to save your dollars now so
that they will buy more in the future. Invest
them in our Certificates of Deposit where they
will bo absolutely safe, and at the same time in
crease materially in value by the addition of the
liberal interest money they will earn.
These Certificates make an ideal arrangement
for your idle funds.
Platte Valley State Bank.
NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
The undersigned will offer at public sale at the
Cedar Ridge Farm 6 miles south and half mile west of
Tuesday, February 24th, 1920
55 Head of Cattle
Consisting of forty-five 2 and 3 year old heifers, . seven
milk cows and three calves.
32 Head of Horses
Big heavy kind. Twenty-five are mares. There is a fu
ture lor this class. One Shetland pony, gentle.
Farm Machinery of all Kinds,
including six sets of Harness and 2 Saddles.
Also a lot Household Coods.
Free Lunch at Noon,
L. C. Mitchell, Owner.
WOMEN TAKING TO MONOCLE
Single Eyeglass Rapidly Becoming
Popular Among the Smart Set In
Two fashionably dressed women
were seen In Regent street tho other
day, ouch wearing a monocle screwed
Into the right eye. According to a
member of n well-known linn of op
ticians the wearing of tho single eye
glass Is becoming popular among wom
en In society.
"We have had several orders for
monocles from women recently," he
said. "In every case there was genu
ine trouble with one eye only. Rather
than wear pince-nez titled with one
plain glass for the good eye, they pre
ferred monocles us being the least dis
figurement. They all chose those fit
ted with gold rims as being the most
comfortable and the easiest to keep
In the eye. They take cords also, for
It requires the confidence born of long
experience to wear a monocle without
"After all. why should the monocle
be a masculine glass only? It Is a
mistake for some people to regard It
ns only a facial decoration for dudes
and politicians. Where only one eye
Is defective n superfluous glass Is a
The monocle lends distinction to tho
right kind of face. It hest suits peo
ple with sharpcut features. It Is about
time that the monocle came Into Its
own." London Globe.
The Best of Reasons.
The cartoonist who, the other day,
pictured "Wonder Whnt a Prlnco
Thinks About?" probably wasn't fur
wrong when be showed his subject
rather bored with what he had to go
through. Apropos, the story Is told of
a young prince of the Orient mnklnp
many friends on the steamer which
bore him to England, so that at the
conclusion of the voyage these friends
arranged n dinner In his honor In Lon
don. It was a smart affair and a fash
ionable company, but tho prince did
not put In an appearance.
The following morning the chairman
of the committee asked him why he
hadn't shown up. "I wasn't hungry,"
ihe prince answered simply and calm
ly. Boston Transcript.
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"Wanted n Farm to Kent.
I Improved for spring crops, hard
land. If any fall wheat on place
would buy the share If priced right.
Can notify me or John Goedort, Suth
erland, Neb. A. J. WILLMES,
10-3 Otis, Colorado.
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