The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, April 09, 1920, Image 10
ITS "CULTURE" A TRADITION "Hlflhbrow" City of Bogota, In Colom bia, Does Not Really Live Uf. to Its Reputation. Bogoln. the capital of tho Kepuwllc of Colombia, Is a sort of South Amur-lean Boston. Hvor since tho dnya whon It wns n colony or Spain It has been accounted n "highbrow" town and Its name has boon associated with II torn ture, art, science and education. It la filled with sculpture, which ranges Inr subject from local heroes to grunt figures In Spanish history. There are many scjiools nnd colleges, a museum and an nstrohoitilcal observatory. Despite nil this, tho Intellectual nt mosphcrc of Bogoln is more of a tradi tion tlinn a reality. No groat works of nrt hnVo been produced there. The city Is full of pools, but that Is truo of cvory city In Latin Amorlen, whoro young" men nnd women compost) nnd recite poetry ns n social dlversloiw Just ns they play tho piano and sing songs In this country. The scientists of Bogola hnvo made some real prog ress, especially In nrcheology nnd nat ural history. Many of the people of Bogota nro Spaniards of tho purest descent When the country was colonized by the Span lards centuries ago the colonists re tired to the high Andean region nnd have lived there ever since In nn Isola tion which has kept thorn true to type. These Spaniards form tho ruling clnws, the rest of tho people being "mestizos" of mixed Spanish nnd Indian blood. Bogota is situated at an elevation of almost 0,000 feet and enjoys n splendid climate. Plants Demand Cold. After the period of growth in spring ! nnd summer there is n poriod of dor ! mnncy before the cold weather sets In. I and If plants nre malntnlned nrtlfl- dally at a high temperature this dor mant poriod persists. ISxposure to cold Is needed to activate the plant for 1 another period of growth. I'orhnps the (liberation of enzymes acts on the stored starches, converting them Into J sugars, or the phenomenon mny be due to a change In the permeability of the cell-tnenibrnne. Though normally the stimulus required for n renewal of ' growth Is supplied by cold, mechanical , Injury or a period of drying may have i the same effect. Tho process occurs , Independently In any exposed pnrt of 1 a plant, so that If one or two branches of a plant bo kept continually warm while the other Is subjected to the , usual winter chilling, the former will ' not develop on the return of summer 1 temperature, though the latter devel ops ns usual. t isa la Li il 0 0 j 5 &i At tho close of the Spanish war Leonard Wood's supremo administrative duties began. Ho was made the governor of tho city of Santiago and a few weeks later of tho entire eastern half of Cuba. Hero at this timo came the tost of his methods of organization and of his adminis trative qualities, for out of con ditions of starvation, disease uud empty treasuries It was neces sary to bring order, reasonable food conditions, protuetlou for life and property, reorganization of tho customs service and the control of food prices. Rehabilitated Cuba Under Wood profiteering wns abolished, Industry was built up, agriculture rehabilitated, Iiob pltnls organized, equipped and maintained, tens of thousnnds of people clothod and fed and all this was done In a thorough buBlnoss-llko manner. It was dono under trlbulntlons which aroso from tho fact that tho poo plo vrcro Impoverished to tho point of starvation nnd hnd been dying by thousands for tho lack of tho things which Wood quickly provldod. The farmers woro furnished with imploments and food, and woro Klven that aid which onnbled them Instant ly to start nt tho work of pro duction. The wholo nature of things changed with nlmost in credible swiftness. Order speodl ly supplanted dlsordor. Then there camo the rehabili tation of tho municipalities, tho establishment of schools, tho opening of roads, tho organizing of government In the provinces, the readjustment of taxation, nnd of the courts, and tho work of providing for tho thousands of children mndo orphans by war or famine. Striking Business Experience Leonard Wood was In Cuba about four years. Ho left there n reorganized ond sound banking system, a good rnllroad system, no debts, nearly $2,000,000 un incumbered money in the treas ury, a sugar crop of Hourly 1,000, 000 tons, sound munlclpol laws, flno public works, a firm agri cultural foundation nnd an nb$o luto respect nmong tho people for Hfo and property. Tho school systom which 'Wood ostabllstiod wns founded on tho laws of Mas sachusetts anfl Ohio. Hoods were built which mado com munication speedy, Tho hos pitals erected undQr his supervi sion woro of tho highest type. So whon people ask "Whnt has boeu tho bualness experience of this man," thor can got from the above In condensod form some of tho many things which wera dono undor his Imuiodlafo direction and for tho efllclency of which ho was directly responsible. PINCHOT TELLS THEMI Theodoro Roosevolt' Friend Make Strong Answer to Wood's Defamore. "If the American people want n man In tho White House who knows and hates militarism, who Is hated by every militarists Soldier In America and, ha Buffered vitally from their opposition and Jealousy, who was loved by the ooldlera he trained because he wan human, who wig hnteri hv 4Vi mlllt.u -il....- il. - .. rf liiHI.nl vilUU ivr me oumv reason let them take Leonard Wood." Qlfford Plnchot, Chief of the forestry service under Theodore Roosevelt. COATS AND FUSSES Oy LILLIAN M. RICHARDS. ((ft, 1916. by McClure Newspaper Byntlleiit ) "Now, you listen to me, Mr. Ted Harlow," demanded his wife, one morning as they were seated at the breakfast table. "If -you wanted a new fur coat, you wouldn't sit down with pencil and pad to see whether you could afford It or not. you'd sim ply buy It. and then figure nfterwards. So, why can't I do tho same?" "But, darling," responded her hus band pleadingly, "you know they're terribly high just now, and they'll surely take a drop In price a little later. If you'd only wait " '"Walt!"' exclaimed his wife on the verge of tears. "That's all I hear, 'wait.' I'll not wait I" Then she Hopped her napkin down on tho table. "For once lti my life I'm going to have what I want, when T want It." And she hur ried out of the room. Ilazel Hariow was In a rage. Her ungovernable temper had been the cause of much repentance on her part, many times. In a few minutes she heard Ted go out of the door whistling, and that settled It. Before another hour had passed, she was dressed for the street, and headed for Hayden's department store. After trying on several coats with out finding one to suit, she became discouraged and was about to leave, when the clerk brought out n Hudson senl, with skunk trimming. "IInvt;nuch Is It?" she Inquired breathlessly. "Just five hundred," replied the girl, ns If she were saying five cents. "Five hundred !" repeated Ilazel thoughtfully. That was a great deal more than she bad Intended paying. Thnt evening the Hnrlow's were hardly on speaking terms, you know, one of those chilly sort of affairs. The next morning Ted Informed his wife that he would he leaving at noon on n business trip, which would necessi tate his absence for several days. Al though, he'd try and return for her birthday. With a relieved look, Hazel hid him good-by. She would have a few days in which to wear her now coat before he saw It. As Ted Har low closed the door of their apart ment, a delivery hoy opened the lower hall door, with a box for his wife. Hazel had a wonderful time visiting her friends, enveloped in her sealskin. R!e was like a child with a new play thing. But, when the newness wore off she realized the folly of her hnsty decision, and wondered what she would do if Ted really couldn't afford such nn expensive coat. Finally her birthday came and went, ! with no Ted. not even a present. It was the llrstyear he had neglected her. and it hin t. "Serves me right," she thought, "maybe he knows all, and will never come 'tack." TIazel began to realize, that Ted's love and affec tion were worth more than a dozen fur coats. "Why lid I go agnlnst his wishes," she thou-rlii. "when he plcad od with me to wait?" The next day, tear-stnlned nnd weary, with a box under her arm, she started In town for tho store. "I've worn It several times," she ex plained to the clerk, "but I'll pay for nny dnmnge If you'll only tnko It back nnd credit my account." "Why. Mrs. Harlow," said the girl, with a look of surprise, "the coat you bought was returned." "Returned 1" gasped Ilazel, Incredu lously. "There must he some mis take." Ab tho clerk enme from the olllco with the Information that her account was In balance, and tho coat had been sold to another customer, llnzel, still carrying the box, left tho storo In a daze. When she reached homo and found n telegram stating' thnt her husbnnd would return thnt evening, her brnln was In n whirl. Whnt would she do? now could she ever explain? If tho coat was not hers, then whom did It belong to? Tired and weary, sho throw herself on the bed In n flood of tears. When Ted Hnrlow camo In that eve ning tho soft, red glow of the floor lntnp helped to hide tho swollen eyes nnd worried expression of his wife. "Hello, little sweothenrtl" ho ex claimed, giving her n fond embrnco; "glnd to see me back? I've had a hard trip." "Gladl" cried Ilazel, covering hit face with kisses. "Ted, I've missed you terribly." You'd think they'd -never spoken n cross word. Later, ns they sot In front of tho crackling logs In tho fireplace, Ilazel ventured : "Darling. I've something awful to tell you. I I bought n fur cont nnd they won't tnko It back." Then trem bling, sho outlined her predicament. "Hnzel, dear," said Ted, soothingly, nftcr sho bad finished, "you really cared enough about mo to take It back?" "Y-yes," she half sobbed. "Can enn you ever forglvo mo?" "Forglvo you I" exclnlmod hor hus bnnd. "I'm afraid I'm tho ono that's to blame. You see, It wns I who sent your coat back, and lator bought It for cash to give you ns n present. I In tended to Inclose my enrd with birth day grcotlngH, but must hnvo forgot ten. That's why I asked you to wait." "Oh, Teddy, dear. 1'vo been so mis erable," with tears stroamlng down hor cheeks. "I'll never novor buy anoth er thing without your consent." As the fire o'etl In tho hearth, Its last lllckerlng glow shono on tho happy facos of two who had entered that realm of ( uivoues whuh almost I -fB BREAD I ea m i feeW 5!S Let us first suggest soup with bread in it. This is to be followed by delicious milk-toast and bred and jam. Ikead molasses tarts will complete this nourishing, satisfying meal. the recipe: Here is Broad Molnsscs Tart S tablespoons fresh bread crumbs S tablespoons molasses 1 lemon 2 cups flour i cup lard or butter y tablespoon salt Water Sift flour into a basin, then run lard lightly into it, add salt and enough water to make a stiff paste. Roll it out and line a buttered tin or platter with it. Mix bread crumbs, molasses and grated rind and strained juice of lemon; spread over the pastry, and bake in hot oven thirty minutes, or until the pastry is quite cooked. Serve hot or cold. Buy some Bake-Rite Bread today and serve your family with this healthful meal. WE USE COW BRAND FLOUR EXCLUSIVELY. PREYS ON HARMFUL RODENTS According to This Writer, the Owl Is Really a Good Friend of the Agriculturist Superstition still clings to the owl, due largely to Ignorance and lack of discrimination. When twilight falls tho owl comes forth from some remote recess whoro It has spent the day in sleep, nnd ut tering a peevish cry, hurries out upon Its foraging expedition. As tho tired farmer Is lost In refreshing sleep, this bird, against which tbe hand of mnn has been raised for centuries, com mences Its benellclnl work which only censes when the first rays of tho morning sun come slanting over the hilltops, blinding Its eyes nnd sending It quickly to cover. The great orbs of the owl are re markably developed and nre keenest In the early hours of tho night and morning, when many hnrmful rodents nro most active. Marvelous, Indeed, Is tho sight thnt enables It to strike the tiny mouse In the darkness. Owls nro tho natural cheek uiwn this multitude, nnd thus nre of Ines timable value to agriculture. From on economic standpoint, It would be hard to find a mora useful bird. Los Angeles Times. NORTH PLATTE REALTY AUCTION COMPANY AT NORTH PLATTE, NEB. Office over the Union State Bank We solicit your Real Estate AUCTION SALES no no matter where is it located. To give the best of service is our aim. Watch oilr results. Our experience and ac quaintance is wide and we appreciate your sales of 'any kind. Call on us and let us explain our methods and terms to" you. North Platte, Neb. E. A. OLSON, Manager. BHEESftS HAY England's Gleaning Dell. Gleaning went out of fashion with the disappearance of tho old windmills nnd wnterniills, because cottagers can no longer get their gleaned corn ground. But tho "hnrvest bell," which notifies tho villagers when they may begin gleaning nnd when they must cease, Is still rung In some rural par ishes within reach of London. At ono plnce tho "gleaning bell" rings from tho tower of tho parish church at 0 n. in. and 5 p. in. as soou as tho har vest Is sufficiently ndvnnccd. Ono penny Is paid to tho bell ringer by each family that gleans, so ho can hnrdly bo called a profiteer. Birds That Dig. Wo are not accustomed to think of birds ns burrowing nnlmnls, hut tho pufiln answers to thnt doscrlptlon. It Is a chunky little fowl, loss than n foot high, with n largo and powerful beak. For n home, It scratches n bolo In tbe ground sometimes ns much ns four foot deep. To enpturo n pufiln one must go digging. It Is rnthor n Job, and, Inasmuch as tho bird bites and claws florcoly, ono Is likely to suffer In tho process. Thus tho cren turo has mnlntalnod Its numbers on many a lonely rookory, whoro othor species of wild fowl have boon killed oft' and exterminated. Bhlladolphln Ledger , We Buy and Sell Obtain our Prices. THE HARRINGTON MER. CO. INCORPORATED 1887. Mutual Building and Loan Association, 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, President. Secretary.