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Tho undersigned will offer at Public Sale at James C. Wilson's farm, miles north
west of North Platte and SVa miles northeast of Hershey. on
Friday, February 27, '20,
Commencing at 10 o'clock a. m., sharp, the following described property:
275 Head of Cattle,
Consisting of 150 head of high grade Hereford cows, GO head of Hereford heifers
and a number of yearling steers and calves, 7 milch cows.
Two Registered Hereford Bulls and a Pure Bred Hereford Bull
26 Head of Horses and Mules
1 span mules 9 years old, weight 1000 each; 1 span mules 7 and 11 years old,
weight 1200 each; 1 span mules coming 4 years old, weight 950 each; 1 span mules (5
and 7 years old, weight 1100 each; 1 bay gelding G years old, weight 1300; 1 bay geld
ing 4 years old, weight 1200; 1 black gelding G years old, weight 1G00; 1 gray mare 5
years old, weight 900; 1 bay horse G years old, weight 1550; 1 black mare 7 years old.
weight 1250; 1 gray horse 7 years old, weight 1500; 1 black mare 10 years old, weight
1200; 1 bay saddle horse, 8 years old, weight 1100; 1 black horse S years old, weight
1100; 1 roan mare 11 years old, weight 1300; 1 black saddle horse S years old, weight
900; 1 two year old mule, weight 900; 1 two year old mare colt; 1 yearling horse colt:
1 mule colt; 1 bay pony coming 3 years old.
125 HEAD OF HOGS
Consisting of 40 head pure bred Duroc Jersey bred sows, 1 registered Duroc Jersey
boar, and 84 head of shoats.
Fordson tractor with plow, 1 McCormick grain binder, 4 mowing machines, 3 hay
rakes, 1 sweeps, 1 14 inch walking plow, two row corn cultivator, 2 corn listers. 1
8 foot disc, 3 corn cultivators, 1 beet planter, 2 riding plows, 1 grain drill, 1 beet culti
vator, 2 4-inch tire wagons, 1 3-inch P. & O. wagon. 1 3-inch farm truck, 1 7-foot stock
tank, 1 grindstone. 1 garden cultivator, 3 beet boxes, 1 roll corn crib, 1 feed cooker,
1 cream separator, 1 John Deere roller, 2 gas engines, 1 cider mill, 1 range, 1 heating
stove, 5 sets work harness, 1 set single buggy harness. 2 saddles, 3 washing machines.
FREE LUNCH AT NOON.
TERMS OF SALE $20 and under cash, above that amount eight months time will be
given on bankable paper drawing ten per cent interest from date of sale.
Chas. H. Shin.
Cols. R. I. Shappell and Ed Kierig, Aucts. Ray Langford, Clk.
By FELICIA TERRY.
(." 1920, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.)
For ninny weeks Ruth Stnnton had
plunned for this vacation dny which
now seemed a reality. Her ardor was
not dampened on nwnkenlng, when she
beheld rain driven In gusts, as the
wind howled around her comfortable
While Ruth dressed she thought
aloud: "Not going out today I A
whole day In the house! No typewrit
ing, no notes, no bells I"
She hurried downstairs to help with
tho breakfast, but found everything
prepared, and disappointedly cried:
"Mother, dear, why did you not rest?
Did you forget this Is my vacation
day? We are to have a whole day to
Mrs. Stanton quietly answered:
"That's why I arose early. The soon
er our work Is done, the more time we
shall luivo. My llttlo girl needs a
While eating In their pleasant din
ing room the telephone bell rang. Ruth
answered, nnd heard a troubled voice
say: "Mrs. Stanton, will you please
mnku n cake for Mrs. Parker's sale
this afternoon? I promised to, but
have fallen and hurt my ankle."
"Why, yes, Indeed," Ruth answered.
Around ten o'clock Ruth kissed ljcr
mother goodby. With the cake secure
ly protected, as well as herself, she
started for Mrs. Parker's homo, some
two miles away. Ruth was young and
Presently she hoard a voice calling:
"Ruth, oh, Ruth!" She turned back
with a pleasant "Yes?" to agitated
Mrs. Ilrown, who began: "If you are
going past the school, will you please
tnke Dean's dinner. He forgot It. and
his rubbers are worn out. If his fa
ther doesn't forget, ho will got him
some and leave them later at the
"Of course I'll not mind, Mrs.
Rrown. Why not let me get Tho rub
bers nt your usual store, and then If
Mr. Ilrown remembers, they can tell
"Oh, Rulh, would you? It Is ask
ing too much." In the end Ruth won
nnd started on. Iluylng Dean's rub
bers meant another hnlf-inlle.
She carried tho cake to Its destina
tion, bought and delivered tho rubbers
with tho dinner, then decided to slip
around to see Mrs. Reynolds a few mo
ments. When she arrived Mrs. Rey
nolds wns In groat agony, awaiting the
physician. The (Ires were out and
no work done.
Without hesitation Ruth removed
lior wut wraps, donned n big apron,
built tho tires and gave Mrs. Reynolds
warm, rei resiling drink,
She telephoned her mother, ex
plained the situation, and received
first-aid directions. Repressing a sigh,
Ruth said : "Don't wait for dinner for
me, and don't worry, please, mother,
I shall get along line, and be home
later." Then she hastened to relieve
Mrs. Reynolds, and so effectual did tho
directions prove, that by one o'clock
her patient was comfortable and sound
asleep. Soon Ruth had the housework
When the doctor finally arrived he
gave the ankle a thorough examina
tion, nnd said: "It Is not broken, and
your little nurse has done just right." .
"The credit is due mother, for she '
told me how," said modest Ruth.
Mr. Reynolds came home nt four
o'clock. Mrs. Reynolds called Ruth to I
her. "Thanks or money cannot, pay
you adequately for what you did to
day, my dear child," she said, "but
the Lord will surely bless and keep
you." Ruth refused money, thought a
second of that easy chair before the
open lire nt home, but her words were
ns she felt. "I am happy to have
It was still storming when Ruth
started homeward. She was hurrying
along, umbrella almost enveloping her,
when she nearly ran Into an aged
woman who lived alone on the out
skirts of the town. "Why, for pity's
sake, where are you going. Aunty Mor
ris, on such a day; and getting dark,
too?" Ruth exclaimed. "Oh, honey,
I'm out of oil and sugar and out of
matches and Hour. I've waited all dny
for the store man to come along."
At once Ruth said: "Now, aunty,
you go right up to my house, only a
stop away. Please give mo your oil
can and basket, nnd I'll get your
things. Tell mother I scut you, and
rest your bones." No little persunslon
Induced Aunty Morris, as nearly all
cnlled her, to go back.
It was dark when Ruth reached the
store. Imagining aunty's sennty lard
er, she ordered mnny extra things ro
be carried out. With her own money
she paid for all, while seeing a vision
of a much-longed-for hat fly off Into
Taking the oil and other things she
thought necessary, Ruth once more
started for home. Tho storm raged
but her thoughts were cheerful as she
mused: "Poor old aunty. How lucky
I met her! I'll walk part way home
Ruth reached homo, to find n moth
er's fond welcome nnd a delicious
warm supper, with Aunty Morris as n
guest, who finally yielded to Mrs. Stan
ton's Insistent urglngs to remain for
tho night, because of the storm.
A few friends came In to spend tho
evening. After all hnd departed a !
tired Ruth sought her bed. Passing
her room, Mrs. Stanton glanced In,
nnd saw her daughter sleeping peace
fully. Tho mother thought: "Inns
much as ye have done It unto tho least
of these, ye have done It unto me."
USE DOGS AS SMUGGLERS
Animals Aid Illicit Dealers In Bring
ing Liquor and Drugs Into the
Training dogs to smuggle liquor
across the Rio Grande river is the
latest device of Ingenlovs minds of
those who make a living by menus
of illicit Importation to the United
States of liquor and drugs. That In
novation In line running came to llgfit
at El Paso, Tex., recently when a
Mexican river guard shot a "dg
smuggler" In the act of swimming the
Rio Grande with four bottles of
tequila, a Mexican liquor of cactus
distillation, tied across his back.
The dog, as the story of the serv
ice to his master is told by United
States customs men, had been mak
ing nightly trips between Juarez and
131 Paso with contraband goods for
several months. The strange, but
regular, actions of the anlmill first
were noted by customs olllcers about
two months ago. Roglnning at two
o'clock In the morning, tho dog would
begin his operations. Signal lights
flashed by confederates In the gang of
smugglers stationed on each side of
the river always preceded the dog's
trip ucross stream. Dashing out of a
cluster of squalid adobe houses along
Uie Mexican side of the river, the unl
mnl would plunge Into tho Rio Grande
with his load.
Emerging on the American side, the
"smuggler" always was successful In
eluding pursuers, who often sought to
lasso tho dog, being loath to shoot un
unsuspecting law vlolntor.
FOUND NEW LAND OF GOLD
A new gold region hns been discov
ered In Colombia, according to J. V.
Priest, a mining mnn, who arrived at
New York from Santa Marta, Colom
bia. Mr. Priest said that some time ngo
ho was told by a Frenchman, who said
he wns a government employee, of
fabulous wealth that lay hidden In tho
mines of Colombia. Mr. Priest, ac
companied by his wife and C. L.
Logue, a mining engineer, visited
Colombia recently nnd spent' his time
In visiting various sections.
After landing at CarUigna, Mr.
Priest said, he and his companions
went up the Mngdnlona river 250 miles
and dlsombnrkcd, going overland
through n mountainous country for 05
At tho end of the Journey, Mr. Priest
snld, they found vast gold fields which
hnd never been actively dereloped
becauso of tho absenco of the proper
machinery. He said tills is accounted
for by the lack of transit facilities, it
being a most difficult matter to ship
material of any kind to this point.
(. by McClure Newspaper Syndicate. )
Perhaps tho only real pleasure John
Dovlne had. day In, day out, was tho
too brief Interval of hall space between
tho third and fourth flights of his
rooming house. Hero In tho room di
rectly beneath his own, the door often
stood open a few Inches, enough to
allow a gllmpso to a passerby. Thero
was a Jolly lltUo stove always gleam
ing red frequently crackling gnyly.
Reside it stood gaunt, a violin rack.
That was all.
John never passed tho doorway
without a longing glance nt tho stovo
and a prolonged guzo Into the narrow
For weeks this room had fascinated
him. Why, he could not sny. Was It
tho stove? Was It "tho roomer" ho
To-night ho passed the door slowly.
He saw tho same few Inches only, and
ho heard the lightest possible rustle
and that was all, but his heart choked
him. and he stumbled up to his own
Thero ho sat on the etlge of his
lumpy bed. and burled his face In his
hands, lie wanted to cry. lie did not
cry. Instead, ho thought and thought.
Was "tho roomer" lonely, too? Was
she young or old? Dare he speak to
He glanced about his grim four wnlls
which could never bo n home to him.
Ills memory of n llttlo gray house In
the Holds of golden com, or among the
tender spring shoots, or the whitened
stubble of December, sent hot tears to
his eyes. The Christmas box from
homo had been meager. "Tho girls,"
who took pies nnd cookies as a matter
of fact, and who never know what It
was to bo away from home, could not
Hut llttlo Renny, "queer kid," had
sent three ears of tho prize corn from
tho farm, and all tho popcorn ho hud
raised In his school gnrden. "Queer
kid, Renny," thought tho big brother.
Rut tho corn looked good to him. It
was the best present bo had ever hnd.
Meanwhile something he had not ex
pected was happening In tho room
below. Tho strains of tho violin float
ed up to hliu; brnvely, cheerily they
began. It was a tune ho know and
loved. A voice Joined a young voice,
sweet nnd tender.
Tho voice trembled and ceasfd In a
sob. Tho chords of tho Instrument
stumbled and ceased. Tho door banged
John leaped to his feet. Ho hastily.
selected the three lusty oars'of yellow
corn from the others hnd bound them
together with their own dried silk, and
as hastily removed his heavy boots.
Then stealthily ho crept down the
stairs. Outside the room under his
own, he noiselessly fastened the ears
of corn to the door knob and stealthily
returned to his room. I'p thero ho hur
ried "tidying up," whisking his toilet
articles Into a drawer, kicking his
shoes and rubbers under tho bed, and
stuffing his clothing behind the soiled
curtain which served as a closet.
Tin- ho snatched up his banjo and
strummed the strings. Ills own volo,
untrained, but young and spontaneous,
Singing lustily, John heard sounds
other than the strumming and his sing
ing. Was he sure he honrd u stifled
cry of pleasure? Was he sure he
heard a rustle on the stairs? Ho
The unlatched door swung open and
standing there half afraid, hnlf Joy
ous, the ears of corn tightly claspod
In her arms stood a girl, black-haired,
red-lipped, black-eyed. Her cheeks
glistened with tears of homesickness
John was singing tho tune.
Sobbing, the girl finished tho stanza,
"and corn and somebody to talk to.
You will talk, won't you?" she pleaded.
"Tell me about It. I am so homesick."
John was shy, and ho flushed, but ho
saw tho girl's distress was greater
than his, so he smiled bravely and
"I come from Mineral. Whore do
jou coiae from?"
The girl smiled brightly now. Tho
tears sparkled In her dimples. "Oh,"
she snld, "I'm most n neighbor. I'm
"Sheffield!" John lnughed with de
light, "I'm John Devino," he said,
"And I'm Lois Prentiss," volunteered
tho girl. They both laughed for slider
"John Devlne," the girl spoke de
cidedly, "I'm so homesick I don't know
what to do. And, If you're from Illi
nois you must bo all right. And, if
you're one of tho Devlnes from Mineral.
I've heard about you. so that's all
right, too. Now," she entered the
room mid placidly seated herself on
John's lumpy bed, "I've something to
John grinned nt her.
"Let's tako that," she pointed to
P.i'im.s's popcorn, "and pop It. You
i. .'lie down and we'll pop It on my
"Have you a popper?" asked the
"Of course not," answered Lois, "but
nm'iody can pop Illinois popcorn In a
ten strainer, provided she wants to,
elm "klcd Lois as she Jumped up from
the bed nnd ran to tho door. "Of
coii' so, If you don't w wit to"
Rut John was talking too. "Pro
vided she nnd he want to," he was
Lois was tripping down the stairs
and laughing gayly, so naturally John
laughed, too, and hurried after her.
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 lias unlimited funds at its command to
assist in the building or purchase of homes for the people of
North Platte. If you arc 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,
The undersigned will offler at public sale nt tho Lloyd farm, known as
tho old'Chnpln place, seven nnd ti half miles south of North Plntto, on
TUESDAY, FEBR., 24, 1920
Commencing at 12 o'clock, tho following proporty, to-wil:
37 HEAD OF CATTLE
Consisting of 20 cows, four coming yearling calv'es, fivo coming 2-year
old helfors, ono suckling calf, one REGISTERED HEREFORD HULL.
NINE HEAD OF HORSES
Consisting of team of mnrea 7 nnd S years old, weight 2G00; threo
black geldings coming R years old, weighing from 1200 to 1400 each;
b.iy mare, smooth mouth, weight 1200; bay horso, smooth mouth,
weight 1150; span maro mules, weight 2000.
Dooring blndur, McCormick mower, hay rake, Tri Uoll lister, riding
cultivator, two-row, It-section harrow, disc, two 1-horso grain drills,
:i wagons, rack and truck, buggy;, Btirrlng plow1, 2 sots harness, ono
and a half horso aowor gas engine nnd powor washing mncldiifj.
One Ton Ford Tr"ck, Pneumatic Tires anil rear wheels nnd cushion
Six Dozen Chickens.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS: G-holo rango, 2 heating stovos, 3-burnor oil
stove, oil hoator, 2 oil barrolB, 3 bedsteads, drosfior, 3 rocking chairs
kitchen cabinet, 2 churns, cream separator nnd lots of cobs.
FREE LUNCH AT ll:::il O'CLOCK
TERMS OK SALE: $20 and under cash; sums over $20, 8 months
time will be given on bankablo paper bonrlng 10 per cent Interest
from date of sale. No property removed till Bottled for.
Lloyd Lloyd and F. E. Kronquest, Owners
HI) KIEHIG. Auctioneer.
It. C. LANG FOUR, Clerk.
1 will soli at my place 7Vj mllos wost and AVt miles north of North
Wednesday, Feb. 25th.
Commencing at 12 o'clock sharp, tho following proporty:
95 HEAD GALLOWAY CATTLE
Consisting of 28 calves, 22 coming 2 year old helfors, 43 cowa, 2 regis
FOUR SUCKING MULES
2 farm wagons with 4 Inch tiros, wagou box, hay rack, 2 grain bludors,
riding plow, tonguolosH disc, John Deoro two-row, Molluo lay-by, walk
lug llfVtor, Molino riding lister with potato planter attachment, Door
ing C ft mowor, McCormick 12 ft. rake, tool grinder, 8 ft. Superior
drill, endgnto secdor, 2 pumping jacks, power fanning mill, 2 sets Con
cord harness, imddlo, a fow household goods and other articles too nu
merous to mention.
PUKK LUNCH AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK.
TERMS OP SALE All sums undor $10 cash; sums over $10, 12 months
ttlmo will bo given on Umlcablo paper bearing 8 por cent intorest. No
property to bo removed until sottled for.
MRS. H. F. DOEBKE,
COL. EI) KIERIG, Auctioneer
KAY C. LANGFORD, Clerk.
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