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TERM'S ORIGIN IN DISPUTE
Many Explanations of the Letters "O.
K.," Have Been Made, but Few
Quite n cyelo of legendary oxplunif
tlons have gathered mound tlio origin
of tliu popular term "0. K." It Is hold
, Unit In early colonlnl duys the best
ruin mid tobacco wore Imported from
Aux Cuyos, In Sun Domingo. Hence
the host of anything came lo he known
locally ns Aux Gayen. or "0. K."
. Another explanation refers to the
use of "Old Keokuk," an Indian chief,
who Is said to have signed treaties
with the Initials "O. K." However,
tlio torm didn't come Into general use
until tlio iiresldentlnl campaign of
1828, when the supiiosed Illiteracy of
Androw Jackson, tho Democratic can
didate, led Soba Smith, the humorist,
writing under the name of "Major
Jack Downing," to start the story that
Jackson Indorsed his papers "0. IC."
under tlio Impression that they formed
tho Initials of "Oil ICorrect."
James I'nrlon, the rioted biogra
pher, discovered In tho records of tho
Nnshvlllo court, of which Jackson
was Judge, numerous documents In
dorsed "O. R.," moaning "order re
scinded." IIo thereforo urged that It
was n belated business that Major
Downing saw on the desk of the pros
Idontlnl candidate. Tho Democrats, In
llouof denying the charge, adopted
the letters "O. K." as a sort of party
cry and fastened them on their ban
ners. ONE -OF THE OLDEST METALS
Abundant Proof That Iron Has Doen
In Use Since the Very Earliest
Iron must havo been familiar In tho
time of Moses. A wedgo made of Iron
was left In the grout pyramid by the
builders, which proves that the metal
wns known and In use about 1,000 B,
C. Besides, In tho fourth chapter ol
Genesis, It Is mentioned that Tubal
Cain was a pioneer In developing the
arts of iron making and brass work
ing. Brass, however, was a very In
definite term among the natives. When
spoken of In tho Scriptures It Is sel
dom to bo understood to signify the
alloy of copper and zinc now called
by thnt name. Tho "brass" tempered
for edged tools or weapons of war
was n bronze, usually a compound of
copper and tin.
Copper was also known to mankind
nt a very curly period, Articles of cop
per wero found 8t feet under the
statuo of Barneses the Great, which
Was erected ,ii00 years ago. Debris
has accumulated there to a depth of
nlno feet, and the copper articles were
found, on further excavation, 72 feet
Gretnn Gref;n, the rendezvous of
doping couples, was once the haunt
of persons who exercised cupidity nt
the expense of Cupid, and innkeepers,
ferrymen and tollhouse tenders ex
ploited the couples who tied there.
Any witnesses served to make tho
marriages recognized as legal, but the
"professional witnesses' there, like
tho "marrying parsons" of some Amer
ican towns, engaged "touts" to bring
couples to them, and when the rail
road from Glasgow to Carlisle started
running, the Htation plntform at Gret
na Green thronged with iheso obnox
ious "commissioned men."
According to a popular legend,
blacksmith shops wero favorite mec
cas for eloping couples, but authority
Is lacking for stories of smithies who
would pauso while shooing horses to
help lognllzo marriages.
Who antedated De Lesseps (1800)
by 4,000 years In digging tho Suez
canal? A woman, llatshopsu-l'ha-raoh.
She ascended tho throne of
Kgypt with her brother, Thothmes II,
nbout 1000 B. 0. Her courage and ca
pacity brought tho , reins of govern
ment Into her own hands. At tho
death of .Thothmes she was tho mas
ter spirit of tho ugw. The dominant
woman built the splendid terraced
rock temple of Dulr-cl-Buhnr! on thu
Theban plain. Her chief glory wns
In sending an expedition to tho Land
of I'unt (Opblr) by way of the Bed
8Vu. A woman dug tho first Suez
cnnnl, and ns tho expedition returned
up tho Nile tho shouts that greeted
tho queen (who always woro tho habil
iment of tho initio) was tho first "God
savo the king" In history 1
Too Much Self-indulgence.
Tho greatest weakness of human na
turo Is Bolf-lndulBonco, drifting along
tho pntli of least resistance with III
hcultli at the end of tho road.
Good health Is, of course, the first
prerequisite to a long and useful life,
Longevity Is sought ns a high price
of constant exerclso of will power and
self-control Tlvero aro ninny pep
sons who have not that will power and
self-control. In theno' casus wo can
not go agnlnst nuturo by any amount
of tcnchlng. Exchange.
Loss of the Griffin.
TIiIb vessol, tho flint to navigate tho
western lakos, wiih louded with furs
nnd other goods by La Salle, to the
valuo of 22,000 llvroN, and sent bnck
to Montreal, via Mackinac and Nl
ngara, In order to puy off La Sallo'a
creditors. It sot sail on Soptembor 18,
, 1070, with a crow of flvo men and pi
lot, and wns novorvhonrd of again. A
severe storm sprang up that night and
it Is bolicved tho vossol struck tho
sand" and was burled In It, or It nifty
lmv btiai lost through tho trcachory
st tho grow.
WOOD HAS VARIED
ADMINISTRATIVE QUALITIES ARE
TESTED AMD PROVED IN HAN-
By EDWARD B. CLARK. t
From time to time pcoplo nsk, I
"What lias been tho ndmlnlstrntlvo i
nnd business) experience of Leonard 1
Wood? What has been his experlcnco i
with men outside of the nrmy? Whnt
does he know nbout conditions In tho
different pnrts of tho United States
and In our overseas possessions ?IIns
be any thorough knowledge of foreign
affairs and of our foreign relations?"
The administrative qualities of
Leonard Wood havo been tested and
proved. No Amerlcnn living hns been
tried mora thoroughly than he In com
plex Holds of constructive civil work,
administrative work of the highest
order which carried with It tho neces
sity for the oxerclso of keen business
Tho republic of Cubit, built upon
firm democratic foundations, Is a mon
ument to tho administrative, ability of
Leonard Wood. In the Philippines is
to bo found another monument to his
Lconnrd Wood graduated In medi
cine from Harvard University in 1881
and served for moro than a year In
ono of the great hospitals, later to ,
take chargo of tlio charity depart-
ments In a section of tho city of Bos
ton where tho poor lived.
Not long after the completion of
Wood's work In Boston ho beenmo an
assistant surgeon In tho army, coming
Into contact with tho western plains
man, tho miner, tho peoplo generally,
and giving much of his time to tlio
work of assisting tho Indians and to
a study of tho problems of Irrigation
Then for Leonard Wood there camo
four years In California. IIo covered
the state many times In pursuance of
his duties and extended his Held as
occasion required Into tho states of
the Northwest. Then for two years ho
was In servlco In tho South, huvlug
headquarters In Georgia.
From tho South Leonard Wood went
to tho city of Washington, whero his
work brought hint Into dally contuct
tvlth Grovcr Cleveland. Thon he had
the same Intimate relations-with Wil
liam McICInlcy and tho men of his
Then enmo tho Spanish war and tho
nctlvo campaign lu Cuba as tho col
onel of the regiment of rough riders
of which Theodoro Boosevelt wns tho
At tho closo of tho Spanish war
Leonurd Wood's supremo admlnlstrn
ttvo duties began. Ho was mttdo tho
governor of tho city of Santiago and
a few weeks later of tho ontlro east
ern half of Cuba.
Under Wood profiteering was abol
ished, Industry was built up, agricul
ture rehabilitated, hospitals organ
ized, equipped and maintained, tens
of thousands of peoplo clothed nnd
fed nnd all this dono In it thorough
buslnessllko mnntter. It was dono un
fler tribulations which nroso fro.n
tho fuct that tho peoplo wero Im
poverished to tho point of starva
tion and had been dying by thousands
for tho lack of tho things which Wood
Thon thore came the rehabilitation
of tho municipalities, tho establish
ment of schools, tho oponlng of rouds,
tho organizing of government In the
provinces, tho londjuntnumt of taxa
tion nnd of the courts, and the work
of providing for the thoiuundB of chil
dren mndo orphnni by wnr or famine.
Thovo was moro business ami mors
varieties of it than It has been tho lot
of many men ever to hnvo placed up
on their shoulders.
Not long after this there enmo the
greater opportunities In Havnna. It
was necessary to re-writo tho election
laws to make them fit the habits of tho
peoplo. Production had to be stimu
lated, for ngrlculttiro was tho main
source of tho Island's wealth. Hero
again the same measures wero follow.
ed and ns a result there were estab
lished law and order, protection of
life and property, and liberty with
in tho law.
These were the foundation stones.
Wood knew that the government must
bo. run by tho Cubans, and ho 00 per
cent of tho ofllcluls cnKiiced In the
great wprk of reconstruction were
selected from tho peoplo of tho Islund.
Tho Cubans wero taught government
while tho government was being built
and thus they wero nblo to run It when
tho rulo of the Island was turned over
to Its Inhabitants.
When It became necessary to reor
ganize the Cuban railroads Wood se
cured the services of Sir William Van
Home, president of tho Canadian Pa
cific, and of Granville M. Dodge, build
er of the Union Pacific.
Tho sumo general policy was fol
lowed In dealing with tho problem of
caring for,tho tens of thousands of
orphans that hnd been left by the war.
Homer Folks, commissioner of chnrl
ties of tho state of New York, was
called to Cuba by Wood to aid In tifv
establishment of a system for plnclng
nnd permanently caring for these lit
tle desolates. Chief Justice White
of the Supreme court of the United
htates, at that tlmo an associate Jus
tice, was consulted as to the method to
be pursued in reorganizing tho courts.
Lconnrd Wood wns in Cuba about
four years. IIo left there a reorgan
ized nnd sound banking system, n
good railroad system, no debts, nearly
$2,000,000 unincumbered money In the
treasury, a sugar crop of nearly 1,000,
000 tons, sound municipal laws, fine
public works, n firm agricultural
foundation and an absolute respect
among the .people for life nnd prop
erty. The school system which Wood
estnbllshed was founded on the laws
of Massachusetts nnd Ohio. Bonds
were built which mndo communication
speedy. Tho hospitals erected under his
supervision wero of the hlehest tvno.
Lord Cromer said ho wished this
American officer was nvallablo to fol
low him In his reconstruction work
In Egypt. Ellhu Boot said this work
never was paralleled In colonial pos
sessions anywhere. Theodore Rnnso-
velt said that Leonard Wood "has
rendered services to Cuba of n kind
which, If performed threo thousand
years ago, would have made him n
hero mixed up with tho sun god In va
After tho Cuban experience Wood
was for five years In tho Phlllnnlnes
confronted with the difficult labor of
establishing a civil government, this
tlmo among a Mohammedan people.
Thero ho did the sanio successful
work ho did In Cubn.
This period of residence In tho Phil
ippines gave Wood nn opportunity to
study conditions In the British colo
nies, Borneo, Singapore, and to keep
In close touch with conditions In
Japan and nlong the China coast
Wood traveled through India, spent
some time with the Dutch In Java, and
with Lord Cromer In Egypt. ne
gained and retained knowledgo of nil
which at that tlmo enmo under his stu
Then Leonard Wood became chief
of the general staff of tho Unltei
States army, In whose hands rests
very largely the dlrectlou and ndmln
1st rat Ion of the military establishment
which lifter all Ik 00 per cent a bust
The administrative euicpr nf T.om
ard Wood Is spread upon the records
of hit country. The work which ho
Uhs doue U lurting. It Is n statuf
Stenvad Pouliry Co..
312 East Front.
Notice of Additional 'Lnnd (o be In
cluded in Blrdwood Irrigation
Notice Is hereby given to each and
every owner of hind In tho Blrdwood
Irrigation District that on this 12th
day of January, 1920, Cathorino Boylo
fled at tho offlco of said district a pe
tition praying that tho boundaries ol
said district bo chanced so ns to in-
cludo tho following doscribed land,
Part of N& of NE1, of NEtf con
sisting of fifteen acres; Part of NV& of
NW of NE'A consisting of fifteen
acres: Part of N of NEVi of NW
consisting of fifteen acres; Part of
N of NW4 of NWVi consisting of
fifteen acres making n total of sixty
acres of Section G, Township 14, R.
32 west of tho 6th P. M. In Lincoln
County, Nobraska, which aro contigu
ous to tho Blrdwood Irrigation Dis
trict and which constitute ono tract
of land, said petition prays thnt tho
aforesaid lands bo included in tho
district nnd bo irrigated from tho
canal nnd the water appropriation of
said district tho same as lands now
ombraced within tho boundaries of
All persons interested in said peti
tion will appear at this office on Tues
day, April 13, 1920, and show cause
in writing why prayer of said peti
tioner may not bo granted .
Dated this 17th day of March, 1920.
MARY C. McNEEL, Sec'y.
Notice o1 Election.
Notico is heroby given that on Tues
day, tho Gth day of April, 1920, a gen
eral city, election will bo held In the
city of North Platlo, Lincoln County,
Nebraska, tho polls to be opened be
tween tho hours of 9 a. m. and 7 p.
m. Tho voting places will bo as fol
lows: in tho First Ward on Dewey
Street between 4th and 5th streets
in tho building- known as tho Durbln
garage; In the second ward In the
Court House on the second floor; in
the third ward in tho city building on
Lot 1, Block 100, known as tho Fire
Station on the second floor and In
the fourth ward In tho building known
as tho Buick garage.
At which election thero will bo vot
ed for and elected:
Ono Councilman from tho first ward
for the torm of two years.
Ono Councilman from tho second
ward for tho torm of two years.
One Councilman from the" third ward
for the term of wo years.
Ono Councilman from tho third ward
for the term of one yoar..
uno councilman, rrom tne iourin
ward for ho term of two years.
Two members of the Board of Edu
cation for tho school district of the
city of North Platte, County 6f Lin
coln and Stato of 'Nebraska, for tho
torm of threo years-.
Given under tho seal of tho city of
North. Platte, this 26th day of March,
A. F. STREITZ, Mayor.
Attest: O. E. ELDER,. City Clerk.
ESTIMATE OF EXPENSES
On this 2d day of March, 1920. the
county commissioners proceeded to
make, and did mako, tho following es
timate of expenses for tho year 1920:
County General $70,000
County Bridge 40,000
County Roads 50,000
Agricultural Society 1,000
Osgood - $1,000
South Platte 1.500
East Platto 2,000
F. W. HERMINGHAUSBN,
S. J. KOCH.
E, H. SPRINGER,
DHS. STATES & STATES
C, 0, 7 Building & Loan Building.
Offlco Phone 70. Bes. Phono 1242
1)11. HAROLD FENNER
Office Phono 333 Res. Phone 1020
IIOCTOJI J. T. QUIGLKY
Practice Limited to
iinr,'rj nnil Itntlluni Thorn pj
fit) National itniik tiiillriliitf.
DOCTOR C. A. SELBY
L'hyslcinn nnd Surgoom
Office orer Bexall Drug Store
Office Phone 371.
Phono 811 Day Call.' Phdue 1270 Com.
mcrclal Hotel Night Ca'I.
Col. H. M. JOHANSEN,
G. W. Smith, 2 miles south nnd 5Ms
miles west of North Platte, March 25.
Land Sale, 8 miles north of Maxwell,
NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION
Department of the Interior,
U. S. Land Offlco at Broken Bow. No
braska, March 10, 1920.
Notico is hereby given that Fred
erick W. Tibbels, of North Platte, Ne
braska, who, on May 15, 1916, made
homestead entry, North Platlo No.
06355, Broken Bow No. 011910, for tho
N NEVi Section 18, Township 11
North of Range 30 West of Gth Prln-
clpa Meridian, has filed notico of ln-
tenton to make three-year proof, to
establish claim to tlio land above des
cribed, before W. H. C. Woodhurst,
United States Commissioner, at North
Platte, Nebraska, on the 20th day
Claimant names as witnesses:
George Monary, of North Platte, Ne
braska, David G. Tibbels, of North
Platte, Nebraska, Norman White, of
Wellfleet, Nebraska, John H. Boyle, of
North Platte, Nebraska.
MACK C. WARRINGTON,
NOTICE OF SALE.
By virtue of an order of salo Issued
by the District Court of Lincoln coun
ty, Nebraska, on December 17, 1919.
in an action- In partition wherein A.
Belle Swarthout is plaintiff and Wil
liam E. Pickens, tlie heirs, devisees,
legatees and personal representatives
of said William E. Pickens, and all
persons Interested in the estate of
said William E: Pickens are defend
ants, I will sell at public auction at
the east front door of the court house
in the city of North Platto, Lincoln
county, Nebraska, on the third day o?
April, 1920, at the hour of one o'clock
P. M tho following described real es
tate situate In Lincoln county, Ne
braska, to-wlt: Lots five (5) and six
(G), Block one hundred and eighty
six (186) of tho original town of the
city of North Platte; part of lot threo
(3), Union Pacific plat lying south of
lots flvo (5) nnd six (6), block one
hundred eighty-six (1SG) in tho city of
North Platto; tho north forty-four
feet of lots one (1) and two (2), block
ono hundred seventeen of the original
town of the city of North Platte; "all
of lot threo (3), block ono hundred
twenty-seven (127), of the original
town of tho city of North Platto; west
twenty-two feet of lot threo (3), block
ono hundred four (104) of the original
town of tho city of North Platte; part
of lot slxG), block one bunded four
(104) of tho original town of the city
of North Platto, Nobraska, described
as follows: Beginning at the north
east corner of said lot, thence 132
feet in a southerly direction along the
east side of said, lot to the south
east corner thereof, thenco GG foot in
a westerly direction along tho south
lino qf said lot to tho southwest corner
thoreof, thence 82 feet In a northerly
direction along the west lino of said
lot, thenco east 3 feot, thenco 15 feet
In a northorly, direction on a lino par
allel with tho west lino of said lot
thenco east 3 feet, thenco 35 feot in
a northerly direction on a lino paral
lel with tho west Uno of said lot to the
north lino of said lot, thenco east GO
feet to tho place of beginning; all of
blocks one (1) and two (2) In Thom
son's sub-dlvlslon of a part of lot 4
of Section 4, Township 13, North of
Bango 30, west of the Gth P. M., of
tho city of North Platto, Nebraska.
I wll sell at public auction at the
west front door of tho court house In
tho city of Lexington, Dawson coun
ty, Nobraska, on tho second day of
April, 1920, at tho hour of one o'clock
P. M. tho following doscribed real es
tate sltuato in Dawson county, Ne
Lots -one (1), two (2), and threo
(3) In block flfty-slx (56) of the origi
nal town of tho city of Lexington; all
of block ten (10) in C. L. Ervin's ad
dition to the city of Lexington; and a
part of block soventeon (17), Mac
Coil's Addition to tho city of Loxing
ton, Nobraska, doscribol as follows:
Commencing 100 feet west of the
northeast corner of said block 17,
thonce south pnrallel with tho east
lino of said block 150 foot, thonco
wost parallol with tho north lino of
said block 100 foot, thonco north par
allel with tho west line of said block
150 foot, thonco oast to tho place of
Tho forms of said salo to bo cash In
Dated at North Patto, Nebraska,
this 1st day of March, .1920.
m2a2 O. E. ELDER, Rofereo.
Utock For Salo
Fourteen work horses and mules,
three now wagons and lour sets of
harness, thirty head of pure bred
White Face cattle, 100 head pure bred
Galowny cows and heifers for salo
privately. Located two miles south
and two miles east of Horshcy.
IStf JULIUS MOGENSEN.
One Halt Block North ol Posloflice.
A modern institution for the
scientific treatment of medical,
surgical and confinement casen
Completely tquipped X-Ray
and diagnostic laboratories.
Geo. B. Dent M. D. V. Lucas, M. D.
J.B. Redfield.M.D. J.S. SIMMS, M.D.
dr: l. j. krause, dentist
McDonald Bank Bldy.
Office phone 211. Res. phone 217
L . C . DROST,
North Platte, Nebraska.
Knights of Columbus Building.
Offlco Phone 340 Res. Phone 1237
Bolton Bldg. North Platto, Neb.
Phono for Appointment!.
GEO. B. DENT.
Phsyician and Surgeon.
Special Attention Given to Surgery
Offlco: Building & Loan Building
Phones: Office 130. Residence 115
Colls Promptly Answered Night or Day
Phone Office (512 Residence G7G
ALBERT A. LAN K.
Rooms 1 and 2 Oelton Building
.Vorth PbittM. N'ebrhrtka.
Notice lo Creditors.
Estate No. 1735 of Nels C. Rasmus
sen, deceased, In the County Court of
Lincoln County, Nobraska.
'The State of Nebraska, ss: Credi
tors of said estate will take notice that
the time limited for presentation and
filing of claims against said estate is
Juy 23d, 1920, and for settlement of
said estate is March 19th, 1921, that I
will sit at the county court room in
said county court room in said county
on April 23d, 1920, at 9 o'clock a. m.
and on July 23d, 1920, at 9 o'clock a,
m., to receive, examine, hear, allow or
adjust all claims and objections dulv
WM. H. C. WOODHURST
m 23-4 County Judge.
Notico Decree of Heirship,
Estato No. 1741 of Harriet Jones,
deceased, in the County Coiirt of Lin
coln county, Nebraska,
Tho heirs, creditors and all persons
Interested in said estate, will tako
notice theat on the 11th day of March,
1920, Elizabeth Otten, an heir of said
decedent, filed Her petition herein, al
leging that the said Harriet Jones
died Intestate on or about January 6,
1903, a resident of Lincoln county, Ne
braska, and that at the tlmo of her
death she was tho owner of, or had an
estato of inheritance in Lot Two (2),
Block One Hundred (100) of original
town of City of North Platto, a homo
stead of less valuo than $2000.00 in
said Lincoln county, Nobraska, and
that no applcation has been made in
tlio said stato for the appointment of
an administratorThat sho left sur
viving her: Mrs. Elizabeth Otten, a
daughter, age GO. residing at Nampa,
Idaho, Mrs. Mary E. McCafferty, a
daughter, ago 53, residing at Van
couver.tWash.; Mrs. Catherine Work
man, a daughter, ago 47, residing at
Washangle, Wash; Miss Henrietta
Jones, a daughter, ago 49. residing at
North Platte, Nebraska, James Jones,
now deceased; John E. Jones, a son,
ago 43, residing at North Platte, Neb.;
Prank Jonos, a son, aged 39, residing
nt Grand Island, Neb.; Mrs. Anna Mo
ran, a daughter, ago 44, residing at
Gary, Ind. That James Jones, son.
died intestato In North Platto about
January 1st, 1911, unmarried -and that
tho above named brothers and sisters,
being tho children of tlio deceased, In
herited all of tho interest of said
James Jonos, deceased, and succeed to
his interest as heirs.
That all of tho debts of said deced
ent havo boon paid, and said real es
tato is wholly exempt from attach
ment, oxecution or other mesno pro
cess and not liablo for tho payment of
tho debts of said doccased, and pray
ing that regular administration bo
waived and a decree bo entered barr
ing creditors nnd fixing tho dato of
her death and tho dogroo of Kiuship of
her hoirs and tho right of descont to
said real ostate.
,S?i(LI)eUUon win 1)0 "ard April
16, 1920, at 9 o'clock a. m. at tho office
of the County. Judgo of said county
WM. H. C. WOODHURST,
m23-3 County Judge.
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