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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
Zty Eleanor H. Porter
Coprihb EU.n.r II. P.tUr
Whnn I Am Marie.
Ycb, I'm here. I've been hero a
week. But this is tlio first mlriito Tve
had ft clinnco to write a word. Tvo
been so busy Just being here. And bo
has Mother. There's been such n lot
going on since we enme. Hut I'll try
now to begin ut the beginning nnd tell
Well, first we got Into Boston at
four p'cloek Monday nfternoon, and
Well, First We Got Into Docton at
Four O'clock Monday Afternoon, and
There Wao Grandpa Desmond to
there wns Grandpa Desmond to meet
us. lie's lovely tall and dignified,
with graylBh hair and merry eyes like
Mother's,, only his are behind glasses.
At the station he Just kissed Mother
and mo and said he was glad to see us,
and led us to. the place where Peter
was waiting with tho car. (Peter
drives Grandpa's automobile, and he's
Mother and Grandpa talked very
fnst and very lively all the way home,
nnd Mother laughed quite a lot. But
In the hall she erld a little, and
Grnndpn patted her shoulder, and .nld
"There, there!" and told her how glnil
be was to get his little gli-1 back, and
Unit they were going to be very happy
now and forget the past. And Mother
suld, yes, yes, ln:leed, she knew she
was; and she was so glad to be there,
and that everything was going to be
Just tho same, wasn't ItV Only then
nil of a sudden she looked over at ine
uud begun to cry again only, of
course, things couldn't bo "Just the
Biune," sho choked, hurrying over to
me and putting both anus around tue,
and crying luinlur- than ever.
Then Grandpa cumo and hugged us
both, and putted us, and said, "There,
there 1" and pulled off his glasses and
wiped them very fust and very hard.
But It wasn't only a minute or two
before Mother was laughing again, and
saying, "Nonsense I" and "The ideal"
und this was u pretty way to Introduce
her little Mario to her now homo I
Then she hurried me to tho dearest
llttlo room I over saw, right out of
hers, and took oft' my things. Then
we went all over tho house. And it's
Just ns lovely ns can bo not at nil
Uko Futher'a In Andersonvllle.
Oh, Father's is flue and big nnd
handsome, nnd nil that, of course ; but
not like this. Ills Is Just a nlco place
to cat nnd Bleep In, and go to when It
rains. But this this you Just want
to llvo In all tho time. Hero thcro are
curtulua 'wny up and sunshine, nnd
flowors In pots, and magazines, and
cozy nooks with cushions every whero;
and books that you've Just been read
Ing laid down. (All Father's books
nrp In bookcases, nlwnys, except whllo
one's In your hands being read.)
Grandpa's other daughter, Mother's
slstor, Hat tie, lives hero and keeps
house for Grnndpn. She bus a little
boy named Lester, six years oUJ; nnd
her huaband Is doad. They wero away
for what they called a week-end when
wo came, but thoy got hero n little
aftor wo did Monday afternoon; nnd
they're lovely, too.
The house Is a stralght-up-nnd-down
one with a back and front, but no
.sldos oxcept tho one snug up to you on
tho right nnd loft. And thoro Isn't any
yard except a llttlo bit of n squaro
brick ono at tho back whero thoy havo
clothes and nub barrels, and n llttlo
grass opofc in front at ono side of tho
itops, not big enough for our old en:
to tnko a nnp in, hardly. But lt,'8 per
fectly lovoly inside; und it's tho In
side1 iif sie Umt ronl); count, Just
ns. It Is the Inside of people their
hearts, I menu: whether they're
and kind or hatoful nnd d!ngrecnblo.
We have dinner at night hero, nnd
I've been to the theater twice already
In the nfternoon. I'v'i got to go to
school next week. Mother says, but
ho far I've Just been having a good
time. And so's Mother. Honestly. It
hns Just seemed as If Mother couldn't
crowd the days full enough. She hasn't
been still n minute.
Lots of her old friends have been to
see her; and when there hasn't been
anybody else around she's taken Peter
nnd had him drive us nil over Boston
to see things all kinds of things;
Bunker hill and museums, and moving
pictures, and one play.
But wo didn't stay at the play. It
started out all right, but pretty soon a
man and a womnn on the stage began
to quarrel. Thoy were married (not
renlly, but In the play, I mean,), and I
guess It was some more of that in
compatibility stuff. Anyhow, ns they
begnn to talk more and more, Mother
began to fidget, and pretty soon I saw
she was gathering up our things; nnd
tho minute tho curtnln went down
after the first act, she says:
"Come, dear, we're going home. It
It isn't very warm here."
As If I didn't know what she. was
really leaving fori Do old folks hon
estly think they nrc fooling us all the
time, I wonder? But even If I hadn't
known then, I'd havo known It Inter,
for that evening I heard Mother and
Aunt Nuttlo tnlklng In the library.
No, I didn't listen. I henrd. And
that's a very different matter. You
listen when you ntenn to, nnd that's
sneaking. You hear when you can't
help yourself, and that you can't bo
blamed for. Sometimes it's your good
luck, and sometimes It's your bad
luck Just nccordlng to what you henrt
Well, I was In tho window-seat In
tho library reading when Mother nnd
Aunt Ilattle came In ; and Mother was
"Of course I came out I Do you sup
pose I'd havo had that child see thnt
play, after I realized what It was? As
if she hasn't hnd enough of such
wretched stuff already In her abort
life 1 Oh, nnttle, Hattle, I "want that
child to laugh, to sing, to fairly tingle
with the Joy of living every minute
thnt she Is with me. I know so we'
what fihe has had, and what sho will
have in that tomb. You know In
six months she goes bnck "
Mother snw me then, I know; for
sho stopped right off short, and nfter
n moment began to talk of something
else, very fnst. And pretty quick tl
went out Into the hall again.
Dear llttlo Mother! Bless her old
heart 1 Isn't sho the ducky dear to
want me to have all the good times
possible now so as to make up for the
six months I've got to be with Father?
You see, she knows nt It Is to llvo
with Father even better than I do.
Well, I guess sho doesn't drend It
for me any more than I do for myself.
Still, I'll hnvo the girls there, and I'm
dying to' see them again and I won't
have to stay home much, only nights
nnd meals, of course, and Father's al
ways pretty busy with his stars nnd
comets and things. Besides It's only
for six months, then I can come back
to Boston. I can keep thinking of
But I know now why I've been hav
lng such a perfectly beautiful time
Vll this week, and why Mother has
Ikhmi filling every minute so full o
fun and good times. Why, even when
wo'ro ut home here, she's always bun
Ing up little Lester nnd getting him to
hnvo a romp with us.
But of course next week I've got to
go to school, and It can't be quite so
Jolly then. Well, I guess that's all for
ABOUT A MONTH LATER
I didn't make a chapter of that hist,
It wasn't long enough. And, really, 1
don't know ns I've got much to add
to it now. There's nothing much hai-
I go to school now, and don't havo
so much time for fun, School's pretty
good, und thero nre two or three girls
'most as nlco as tho ones at Anderson
vlllo. But not quite. Out of school
Mother keeps things Just as lively as
over, and we have beautiful times,
Mother Is having a lovely tlmo with
her own friends, too. Seems as If thero
Is always somo ono hero when I get
home, and lots of times there are tens
and parties, and people to dinner.
Thero uro gentlemen, too. I suppose
ono of them will be Mother's lover by
and by; but of course 1 don't know
which one yet. I'm awfully Interested
In them, though. And of courso It's
perfectly natural that I should be
Wouldn't you bo Interested In tho man
that wis going to be your new father?
Well, I Just guess you would! Any
body would. Why, most folks havo
only one fnther, you know, nnd thoy
have to tnko that one Just ns ho Is;
and It's all a matter ot chnnco whether
they get ono that's cross or pleasant:
or homely or lino nnd grand-looking:
nr t.r. ,..,.,.. v.i.,.1 i
. v0 i
kiss und hunt? rniiml hla nnM.-
disturbed kind like mine. I moan the
ono I did havo. But, there! thnt doesn't
Bound right, either; for of courso bo's
still my fnthor Just tho same, only
well, he isn't Mother's husbnnd any
more, so I suppose he's only my fnther
by order of tho court, same as I'm his
Woll, anyhow, he's tho father I've
grown up with, nnd of courso I'm used
to him now. And It's an nltogethcr
different matter to think of having a
brand-new fnthor thrust upon you, nil
rendy-mnde, ns you might say, nnd ot
couko I nm Interested. There's such
n whole lot dopends on tho fnthor.
Why, only think how different things
would have boon nt home if my fathor
'I'M.1 l'tiV2.UfttoH 'Lm wee audi
a lot of tilings I bar! to be careful not
to do nnd Jttt n tunny I hnd to be
careful to do on account of rather.
And so now, when I fee all these nice
young gentlemen (only they nren't all
young: some of them are quite old)
coming to the house and talking to
Mother, and hanging over the bnck of
ner cmtir, ami numiiiig ner lea nnu m-
tie cakes, I can't help wondering which,
,f any, I, going to be her lover and my
new miner, aiiu i nm aiso wonuenng
what I'll have to do on account of him
when I get him, If I get him.
There are quite a lot of them, and
they're all different. They'd make very
different kinds of fathers, I'm sure,
and I'm afrnld I wouldn't like some
of them. But, nfter nil, It's Mother
that ought to settle which to have
not me. She's the ono to be pleased.
'Twottld be such a pity to have to
change agnln. Though she could, of
course, same as she did Father, I sup
pose. As I said, they're all different. There
nre only two that are anywherorjhear
alike, and they aren't quite the same,
for one's a lawyer and tho other's
In n bunk. But they both carry canes
and wear tall silk hats,and part their
hair In tho middle, nnd look at you
through the kind of big round oye
glasscs with dark rims that would
make you look awfully homely If they
ilt.ln'i- mnkft vm. innk- sn stvllsti. nut
I don't think Mother cares very much
for either the lawyer or the bnnk man,
and I'm glnd. I wouldn't like to live
with those glasses every day, even ill
they are stylish. I'd much rather have
Then there's the mnn that paints
pictures. lie's tail nnd sllm,.nnd wears
queer ties and long hnlr. lie's nlwnys
standing bnck and looking at things
with his head on one side, nnd cx
clnlmlng "Oh !" and "Ah I" with a long
brenth. Ho says Mother's coloring is
wonderful. I heard him. And I didn't
like it very well, either. Why, It
Bounded as if sho put It on herself out
of a box on her bureau, same as somo
other ladles dol Still, bo's not so bad,
maybe; though I'm not sure but what
his paints and pictures would bo Just
as tiresome to live with as Father's
stars, when It came right down to
wnntlng a husbnnd to llvo with you
nnd talk to you every day In the year.
You know you have to think of such
things when it conies to choosing n
now futlier I mean a new husband.
(I keep forgetting that it's Mother and
not me that's doing the choosing.)
Well, to resume and go on. There's'
the violinist. I mustn't forget him.
But, then, nobody could forget him.
He's lovely: so handsome nnd distinguished-looking
with his perfectly
beautiful dark eyes and white teeth.
And he plays well, I'm simply crazy
over hls plnylng. I only wish Carrie
Heywood could hear him. She thinks
her brother can play, lie's a traveling
violinist with a show; and he came
home once to Andersonville. And I
heard him. But he's not the real thing
at all. Not a bit. Why, he might be
anybody, our grocer, or the butcher,
up there playing that violin. Ills eyes
are little and blue, and his hair Is
red and very short. I wish she could
hear our violinist play!
And there's another man that comes
to the parties and tens ; oh, of courso
there are others, lots of them, married
men with wives, and unmarried men
with nnd without sisters. But I mean
nnother man specinlly. Ills name Is
Harlow. He's a little man with a
brown pointed beard nnd big soft
brown eyes. He's really awfully good
looking, too. 1 don't know what hu
does do; but he's married. I know
that. He never brings his wife, though;
but Mother's idways asking for her,
clear and distinct, and she nlwnys
sndles, nnd her voice kind of tinkles
like little silver bells. But just the
same he never brings her.
He never takes her anywhere. I
henrd Aunt Huttle tell Mother so at
the very first, when ho came. She
said they weren't n bit happy together,
and thnt there'd probably be a divorce
before long. But Mother asked for
her Just the saine the very next time.
Arid she's done it ever since.
I think I know now why she does.
I found out, nnd I was simply thrilled.
It was so exciting I You see, they
wero lovers onco themselves Mother
nnd this Mr. Harlow. Then something
happened nnd they quarreled. Thnt
was just before Father came.
Of courso Mother didn't tell me this,
nor Aunt Huttle. It wns two ladles.
I heard them talking at a tea one day.
I was right behind them, and I couldn't
get uway, so I Just couldn't help hear
ing what they snld.
They were looking ncross the room
nt Mjnthcr. Mr. Harlow was talking
to her. Ho wns leaning forward in
his chair and talking so enmestly to
Mother; and he looked just as If ho
thought thero wasn't unother soul ltv
tho room but Just they two. But
Mother Mother was Just listening to
bo polite to company. Anybody could see
thnt. And the very first chnnco she
got she turned nnd begnn to talk to n
' laity wno was suniumg in.-'u ahu huu
. m. A II . . 4 .1 1.
never so much as looked toward Mr.
' ll,low, "M111"".
I 1110 ,".(Ues
frotU of me laughed
then, nnd one of them said, with a llt
tlo nod of her head, "I guess Madge
Desmond Anderson can look out for
herself nll right."
Then they got up nnd went nwny
without seeing me. And all ot a sud
den I felt nlmost sorry, for I wanted
them to soo me, I wanted them to sco
thnt I know my mother could tnko care
of hcrsolf, too, and that I was proud
of It. If thoy hnd turned I'd havo said
BOj, But. lliCI didn't tyrn.
TO BE CONTINUED.
J. V. Romlgh tolls Dodgo Brothors
Mrs snd trucks xeluslvoly, and up-
pllea good nrvla to Uialr owner.
J)r. L. J. Kit A USE, Dentist, X-Haj
Diagnosis. .McDoimld Hank Building.
Anyone desiring to bo transferred
from one school district to anothor
f0r school purposes should mnko
nnnllrnf!nn tn tha m Wn n,
a mLun B P, who biv!
boon transferred but do not need the
transfor privilege any moro ahoula
notify this offico to that effect
AILEEN G, COCHRAN.
When in Omaha
stop with us
Our reputation of 20 vears fair dcalint?
is uuck or mcse notcis. uucsts may
. , . . "
siop at any one oi them with tho as-
r'i" ,?i ,10nCat ValU and
CONANT HOTEL COMPANY
Como in and soo mo when in need
of Farm Loans. At the present time
I can mawko a tew Farm Loans.
T. 0. SWENSON
UNION STATE BANK
BR. J. R. aicKIRAHAN
Practice Limited to Diseasso of
Women and Surgery
Over Rcxall Drug Storo
Phones: Offico 127 Residence 656
Bit. W. I. SHAFFER
Over tho Oasis
J. S. TWINEM, H. D.
Homepathlc Physician &
General Practice nnd
IMatto Valley Hospital
Former Nnmo Twlncin Hospital
NOltTH PLATTE NEBK.
REGISTRATION NOTICE TO
Tho law requires that all voters in
cities ot 7,000 or moro register at the
offico of tho City Clerk. At the last
city olection an opportunity was given
to register at tho polling places and
mnof f f timer untlnn inrvt ci f fTM. nyr,
was, however, less than half of tho le
gal voters of tho city who voted at
tho city election, all of whom will
want to vote at tho primaries in July.
Tn nrrtnr in nnnnmnilntn fVinm fVin itfv
... . , . , . .
will bo prepared to roglstor voters
during all of tho month of May at tho
offica of tho City Clerk. It onlv re-
quires two or threo minutes and wo'th? 2l8,1 day of August. 1922, has been
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ask all voters to rogister who did
not at the last eloctlon.
Thomas F. Healey and A. W. Shilling,
Commissioners ot Registration.
O. E. Elder, City Clerlr.
J. C. llollman, Attorney.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estato No. 1879 of Bridget Jones, de
ceased, in tho County Court ot Lin
coln County, Nobrnska.
Tho Stato of Nobraska, as.: Credit
ors or Bald estato will tako notice
thnt tho timo limited for presentation
?t o A,r oo1"81, S,aU1 Er or demands shall not bo presented on
Hi.n,,A,iBU1!,t,2 H22', an1 m ' or Prior to tho said 21st day of Au
tlemont of said Lstato is April 18th, ,,, n,n , Rh. hn fnrnvnr
1923; that I will sit at tho Count v
Court room in said County on May 23,
1922, at 10 o'clock A. M nnd on
August 23rd, 1922 at 10 o'clock A. M.,
to recolre, examine hoar, allow, or
adjust nll claims and objections duly
Dated April 18th, 1922.
WM. H. C WOODHURST,
(Soal) County Judge.
John Grant, Atternoy.
NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT
Estato No. 1825, of Goorgo Lannln, de
ceased, in tho County Court of Lin
coln Couv.ty, Nobraska,
Tho Stato ot Nobraska, to all per
sons Interested In said Estato tako no
tico that tho Administratrix baa filed
a final account and roport ot hor ad
ministration nnd a potltlon for final
sottlement nnd discharge as such, Ad
ministratrix which havo boon sot for
hearing boforo said court on May 30th,
1922, at 10 o'clock A. M., when you
may apor and oontaat tho samo.
Dated May 5Ui. 1922.
T. S. BLANIvHNBURG,
(Swl) Acting 'County. Judge.
ItAItE BARGAIN IN PIANO
We have a lilgh-grado piano In our
posesslon at North Platte. For quick
disposal we will greatly sacrifice the
price. Terms If responsible. Write at
onco If Interested to tho Denver Music
Co., Denver Colo.
OFFICE OF MUTUAL BUILDING &
To Ulc shareholders
Qf Said Assoclattlon:
At n mooting of the state taxing
authorities held in Lincoln April 20,
it was docided, that in arriving at the
valuation to bo placed on shares of
stock in domestic Building & Loan
Associations for tho purpose of taxa
tion, tho same rulo of arriving at tho
taxablo valuation of such shares, with
the same deductions, as is applied to
the shares of stock of an other domes
Tho law provides: "The valuo of
tho shares of stock of corporations or
ganized under tho laws of. this state
shall bo determined for tho purpose
of this section by deducting from the
actual valuo of tho paid up capital
stock surplus and undivided profits,
to actual Valuo of tho proporty of tho
corporation uoui langioio anu minn-
I. i..it. . i . . .
giblo listed and taxed in this state,
and tho actual value ot tho property
of tho corporation outsldo of tho
Following up this ruling and apply
ing tho samo to tho taxablo valuo of
tho shares ot this Association, it has
been decided that only throe per cent
of tho actual valuo of said shares
shall bo returned for taxa'tlon; that
Is, for each ono hundred dollars of
ncttml vame o 8Uch sharo threo dol.
lars shall bo roturned as intangible
and only one-fourth of that amount
shall bo assessed against tho share
holder. Shareholders can ascertain tho ac
tual value of their shares by applying
to the secretary.
T. C. PATTERSON, President.
NOTICE OF THE FORMATION OF
PAVING DISTRICT NO. 14 IN
THE CITY OF NORTH
To tho owners of the record tltlo ot
all property adjacent to or abutting
upon tho stroots horoinafter des
cribed and all persons interested
You and each ot you aro hereby no
tified that tho Mayor and City Coun
cil! of the City of North Platto did
under date of May 2, 1922, pass and
appro'vo a certain ordlnanco forming
and creating paving district No. 14 of
tho city of North Platte, Lincoln Coun
ty, Nebraska. And that tho following
streotss including tho intersection
thoreof within tho limits of the city
aro composed within said paving dis
trict to wit:
Commencing on tho south sido of
Third street thonco embracing all ot
Locust Street and South Locust Street
botween said place of commencement
and tho southern boundary of said
City or near tho north lino of tho
right of way of tho Suburban Irrlga
tion District Canal, including street
intersections and spaces opposite al
Unless objections aro filed as re
quired by statute within twenty days
from to hfirst publication of this no
tice, tho Mayor and City Council shall
proceed to construct such paving.
Dated this 8th day of May, 1922.
(Seal) E. H. EVANS, Mayor.
O. E. ELDER., City Clerk.
E. Shuman, Attorney.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
In tho County Court of Llncoln Coun
ty, Nobraska. In Uie Matter of the
I Estate of Frederick Werneke, De
Notice is hereby given to any and
all porsons havJnB clalms and de
mands against tho estato of tho said
Frederick Werneke, deceased, that
bui aim uwiomieu us uiu uuy lor uiu
,.n v.it ,u.,tmf
and allowance of lawful claims and
demands of all porsons, against said
estate and that tho County Court ot
Lincoln County, Nobraska, will at
said timo receive, examine, adjust
and allow all such claims against
said estato, as provided by law, at the
County Court Room in tho Court
Houso in tho City ot North Platto,
Lincoln County, Nobraska, and nll
porsons so interested in said estato,
will appear at said tlmo and placo
nnd duly present tholr said claims
and demands in tho manner roquirod
by law, or show causo for not so do
ing, nnd In enso any of said claims
gust 1922, tho samo shall bo forever
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. T hnvo
signed this notlco and affi.c 1 tho
aeal of aald Court this 24th day of
T. S. BLANKENBURG,
(Soal) 1 Acting County Judgo.
J. C. Hollman, Attornoy.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Estato No. 1880 ot Sarah A. Morton,
deceased, in tho County Court of
Lincoln County, Nebraska.
Tho Stato of Nobraska, ss.; Credit
ors of said estato will tako notlco thai
tho tlmo limited for presontntlon and
filing ot claims against said Estate U
August 23rd, 1922, and for settlement
ot snld Estato Is April 18th, 1923;
that I will Bit at tho County Court
In said County on May 23, 1922, at 10
o'clock A.'M., and on August 23, 1922
nt 10 o'clock A. M., to receive, ex
amine, hear, allow, or adjust all
claims and objections duly tiled.
Dated April 18th, 1922.
WM. II. a WOODHURST,
(goal) County Judgo.
L. & S. Groceteria.
Physician, Obstetrician, Surgeon
Calls promptly answered Night or Day
Phones. Offico G42 Residenco G7C
Bit. HAROLD FENNER
Offico Phono 333 Ros. Phono 1020
BR. M. B. STATES
Rooms 5. 6, 7 Building & Loan Bldg.
Office Phono 70 Res. Pkono 1242
Office Phone 241 Res. Phone 217
L. C. BROST
North Platte, Nebraska.
Knights of Columbus Building.
MRS. M. HENRY GILFOYL
Teacher of Yolco Cnltnro
Art of Singing
Res. Studio 108 W. Third Phono 114J
OTIS R. PLATT, M. B.
Physician and Snrgcon
Dlagnoss and Treament
Over Union State Bank
Office Phono 296W House Phone 29GR
GEO. B. BENT
Physician and Snrgcon
Special Attention Given to Surgery
Offico: Building & Loan Building
Phones: Office 130 Residenco 115
BR. L. A. SNAVELY
X-Itny Diagnosis Oxygen and
Gas Anesthesia for Extractions.
Over Union State Bank
. Phono 29G.
BERRYBERRY & FORBES
Undertakers and Funeral Directors
Day Phono 41 Night Phono Black 548
Eyes examined, Glasses fitted. Sat
isfaction, sure. Clinton & Son
W. T. PRITCHARB
Ex-Governmont Veterinarian and ex
assistant deputy Stato Veterinarian.
Hospital 315 South Vino Street
Phones. Hospital 633 Residence 633
For dates and terms call at
First National Bank
North Platto, Nob.
Makes or Repairs anything made of
Tin or Shoot Motal.
510 Locust Under Genoral Hospital
JOHN S. SDLMS, JUL B.
Special Attention Given to
McDonald Bank Building
Offico Phono 83 Residence 38
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at farmers prices at
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