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NORTIT PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
Something to Think About
By F. A. WALKER
THE INEVITABLE EBB
TX7IIEN the ebb tide comes, op
pnrently determined to sweep
you oft your feet and enrry you down
to the waiting sen ; or when the storm
clouds darken the serene sky and ob
flcuro your bright, trustworthy guiding
star, summon nil your courage und
hasten' to reach tho nenrest friendly
A man naturally thinks It will go
hard with him If the tide tuuis and
sets against him,
If long nccustomcd to good fortune,
fair winds and sunny weather, n
sudden burst of opposition at Its first
manifestation of energy appnls him.
For years he hns been making rapid
progress, avoiding the reefs upon
which many of his Intimates have
When they sank beneath the growl
ing waters he smiled complacently
and cntigrntulated himself on his su
Ills craft was seaworthy, his vision
clear and his hand unerringly sure.
But now, us the ebb froths In anger,
fic rcnllzes that his boasted clever
ness was largely n matter of condi
tion with which his ability hurt noth
ing to do.
He bus fallen buck so long on the
thought thru he was a superman, pos
sessed of extiMordlnnry prowess, the
change 'alarms him.
1 11DDIES SIX 1
A LITTLE box with tear-stained lid
Ileneath which ninny things llo
And often when the twilight's gloom
Paints memory faces o'er the room,
I leave the world of toll and care,
And seated In the old nrmchnlr,
I ope the ltd nnd fondly gaze
Upon the things of othe? dnys.
A little box with tenr-stnlned lid
Beneath which sacred things nre hid.
A little shoe out at the toe
0, baby boy, I love you so
A tiny cap with upturned brim ,
That eloquently spenks of iilm
These are tho treasures laid uwny
To gnssc upon nt close of. dny.
A little box with tear-stained lid
Beneath which treuaured things nre
(A broken top, n toy, n whip,
IA crippled ox frpm Noah's. ship;
;A tiny Htocklng all the wealth
;That men secure by work, or stealth,
iWould not sulllco to buy from me
Ono thing I opo tho lid to see.
A little box with tenr-stnlned lid
Beneath which love-worn things are
As long as Death's nngel ronms
To lay u blight on bnppy homes.
Full muny n box will hide nwuy
The relics of n happier day;
And when tho evening's echoes call
Upon their lids hot tears will fall.
' (Copyrlnht by Will M. Mnupln.)
oense . BLAKE
tjMFTY years ugo n mathematical
marvel mystified audiences In smnll
towns In tho United Stutes.
lie would walk up to u blnckbonrd
and nsk peoplo In the house to give
film two long numbers.
Given such numbers ns 3,700,402,
807 and 72.875.205,830 he would
plnce one below tho other, nnnounco
that he would multiply them, and
wrlto beneath them tho nnswer.
No one understood how ho could do
It. Tho peoplo who beheld him gnsped
In amazement nt his powers. And ho
went from town to town for several
weeks exciting wonder nnd rdmlrutlon
till sajno skeptic in tho nudlenco took
tho trouble to wrlto down tho numbers
And multiply them hlm3clf.
Then It wns discovered thnt tho
ugiuning caicuiuior never mouo n
multiplication nt all. hut merely wrote
an nnswer In the proper number of
units, which of course, wno Invariably
A telegram to tho next town nnd
prompt nctton by tho local authorities
put an end to the calculator's enrcer.
It Is easy to work rapidly If you do
not work accurately, but It Is of llttlo
rnoro use, than were tho lubors of tho
faker In the story.
In this world of progress men must
work both accurately and rnpldly to
got abend, but they must cultivate ac
Millions are lost In Industry every
yenr through mlstnke nnd careless
ness of people who try to work faster
ilinn they can with enre.
In every business accuracy Is tho
i ' , -
The Inevitable ebb fills his soul
with Inexpressible terror.
Though ho shuts h.'s mouth hnrd
nnd says nothing to his suspecting
wife, he cannot quell tho sickening
Danger lurks In the waves and In
tho, wind In tho very breath of Idle
The sbonls nre marked by fretting
foam leaping high In the air, but the
night Is dark. Ills nerve Is undone.
Ills once keen perception falls him.
And yet, If ho Is ii true man, or
a man In the, making, this Is the one
time In his life when ho will show
his mettle, grip tho wheel with n
(Inner hold, bend his back nnd reso
lutely faco the snarling gale panting
In Its effort to hurl hjs ship upon the
In every life there Is a shipwreck
somewhere burled In the sands of
It tells the talc of a day that Is
done, of fond hopes, thnt were swept
lo sea rtnd sucked under the waters
of the Inevitable ebb, from which
no man can always teer clear, but
against which every brave man will
battle until he makes port.
by. McClure Nnripnicr Syndicate.)
If you want a thing will It, don't merely
wish It. Tho Chlneflo Bay "great bouIs
liavo wIIIh, fceblo ones linvo only wIhIicb."
SOMETHING TO EAT
OPONGB CAKE, Take four eggs,
one nnd one-half cupfuls of sugar,
the same of Hour, one-half cupful of
fir SCHOOL DAIJS &
first consideration. When, either In
figuring, or In writing, or In any lino
of endeavor you nre sure thnt you can
accurate It Is safe to cultivate
inn nuvcr wont so rust tliat you nro
not sure you nre gettlnir down tho
right nnswers to your problem. Bet
icr creep ror a wiuio tlmn fnlj every
time you attempt to run.
'ilie quick men nre valuable, of
course, but they nr.o never Judged for
their speed nlone, If their work
doesn't check up, they hold their post
tlons but ii little while.
(Copyright by John make.)
On a is mm
cold wntor nnd flavoring to taste. Bent
tho yolks until thick, add cold wntcr and
beat again until thick; sift the sugar
several times, ndd it to tho yolks, then
the Hour nltornntely with the whites,
the Hour hnvlng beon sifted four times,
three times after It Is niensured. Bake
vnry slowly nt first. Use u tube pnn.
Tho enke should, when properly mudc
nnd linked, be the size of an eleven-egg
Corn California Style.
Take two cupfuls of corn, ono cup
ful of milk, one cupful of bread
crumbs, one-half tenspoonful of snlt,
ono nnd one-half tnblespoonfuls of
green pepper, three slices of bacon,
two tnblespoonfuls of fat and three
of flour. Cut the bacon In half-Inch
pieces, cook until beginning to color.
Add flour to the bacon, stir In mill:
nnd cook until thick, seasoning with
salt nnd pepper, mix corn (fresh may
lie used), crumbs, pepper and sauce.
Put In n baking tllsb,' sprinkle bacon
over the top nnd bake In a moderate
oven until tho bacon- Is crisp un7
Sonk one-fourth of a pound of
prunes over night In cold water, cook
until tender und cut the flesh in small
pieces, discarding the stones. Add half
us much coconut per measure as
prunes, u little of the coconut milk,
und one or two tnblespoonfuls or
orange marmalade. Boll t nd stir In
three-fourths of u cupful of sugar.
Beat two tnblespoonfuls" o butter to n
cream, udd two egg yolks, one after
another and one-fourth of a tenspoon
ful of salt; stir nnd cook In the hot
prune mixture until the egg Is set.
Have reudy flaky crust baked over
small fluted tins. Fill the shells with
the pastry mixture nnd cover with n
meringue tun.de of the whites of the
eggs piped over the filling. Dredge
with sugur and bnko ten minutes to
brown the meringue. Sprinkle with
chopped browned almonds or coconut
(, 1922, Western Newspaper Union.)
flfM WftS TUPJ
tr&ZZvr- Happy touts -v.
THE FRIENDLY PATH
By WALTER I. ROBINSON.
DON'T bo nfrnld to Inugh.
A henrty lnugh Is ns good
as medicine. It nlds digestion.
It shoves cures aside nnd brings
happiness to those who nre sad.
Thackeray declared thnt "a
good laugh is sunshine In tho
The world mny bo wild over
Jazzing; It mny think too much
nbout plcnsure and show. But
It Is sorely In need of moro
whole-hearted laughter. When
peoplo really laugh out loud,
their glee relaxes their nerves.
They can feel tho exhilarating
tlnglo clear down to their toes.
A mnn needs rest from every
dny enrcs. Ho needs to forget
temporarily vexations nnd sor
rows which hurden his mind. Ho
gets partial rest when nsleep;
but nftcr sleeping he sometimes
uwnkes moro tired In mind nud
body than when ho lay down, be
cnuso mischievous troubles
usually Imnglned havo kept
creeping through his mind.
But when a mnn laughs from
puro Joy or becuuso ho sees
something or hears something
which actually nppenls to bis
sense of humor, ho gives his
mind n moro complcto rest than
nt any other time during day or
It pays In lmpplness; it pnys
In everyday accomplishments to
see tho sunny sldo of life.
The long-faced, drenniy mortal
seldom has mnny friends. He
finds more troubles than he
actually hns and exaggerates
thoso which nro rcnJ.
In our pnthwnys of work nnd
our pathways of rest wo should
seek renl cnuscs for mirth.
D by the Whseltr Syndicate. Inc.)
News of All Kinds Gathered From
Various Points Throughout
In order to mnke every freshmnn
feel at home when he enters the State
University this fall, the Iron Sphinx,
sophomore men's soc'oty, Is planning
an elaborate wolcome week.
Tho North Platte valley's potnto
crop will be picked by Indians from
tho South Dnkotu SI nix reservation,
County Agent Phil Sheldon making
the arrangements with the braves.
.Vorth Platte is one of tho sites that
will bo viewed bys tho location com
mittee to recommend a site for the
proposed children'.- homo of the
Brotherhood of Aivierlcnn Yeoman.
Messrs. Dlllard nnd Mclntyro of
Hulscy, who xvcru jrosslng the tracks
on their way horne from Broken Bow,
umped from their enr Just as an
engine crashed into it. The car was
The bnrn, grrnnry and corn crlbo
nnd about 2,000 bushels of oats were
burned on tho William Besk farm
nenr Mndlson. Children playing with
mutches was probably tho origin of
Many farmers In Gage county nre
making plans to feed part of their
big crop to their stock this fall, hold
ing that there is more money In dis
posing of tho grain In this way than
selling It nt present prices.
July expenditures for state govern
ment amounted to $1,240,040, besides
unpaid claims on hand nt the end of
the month, amounting to $071,100, ac
cording to the monthly statement of
Secretary of FInunco Bross.
II. L. Wnllls of Broken Bow was
severely Injured while tuning up his
nuto for the Custer county fair races.
Trying to make fifty miles an hour,
ho skidded and turned over when a
rear tiro picked up n nail.
Governor McKelvIo has received
word from General John J. Pershing
that he will bo In L'lncoln November
11 to participate In the laying of the
corner stone of the new capltol If It
Is possible for him to do so.
Tho second annual convention of
the Reserve Corps Officers of the
Seventh Corps Area will be held in
Omaha, September 18 to 19. Between
500 nnd 1,000 reserve olllcers uro ex
pected will attend the sessions.
Governors of r.ll stntes surrounding
Nebraska and of other states included.
In the Loulslnnn purchase territory,
will bo Invited to be honor guests
fou tho big Ak-Snr-Bcn pageant to
bo held nt Omaha In September.
Sixty Omnlui Indians, and the entire
equipment of a genuine nborlglnal
camp, will be one of the attractions
of the Ak-Sar-Ben festivities at Oma
ha this fall. They will take n lending
part In the pngennt of Coronado.-
The 3,500 sliver punch bowl set
donated to the U. S. S. Nebraska by
citizens of tho" state, which has been
stored by tho government since the
dismantling of the ship, mny rench
Nebraska for exhibition nt the state
State road authorities are mnklng
a count pf traffic on main highways,
the count on the Lincoln highway
near Grand Island, from 0 o'clock
Sunday morning to 8 o'clock Sunday
evening totnllng 1,125 curs, or 80
E. J. Bennett, living near Broken
Bow, met with a bnd accident while
engaged In stacking liny. When n
fork full was swept to the stacker, a
sickle dropped from it, the point
striking Bennett In the head, mnklng
a serious wound.
Edward Rowlett of Madison accl-
dontnlly ran over his 14-yenr-old son
William with an automobile truck.
Tho son wad opening a gate for his
fnthcr and ltowlett lost control of the
truck. One of the front wheels pass
ed over tho boy's body.
Fred Long, a signalman for the U.
P. nt Kearney, suffered n broken
shoulder, several fractured ribs and
severe scnlp wounds, when the "go
dovll" enr on which he wns riding loft
tho track and overturned. He was
unconscious for several hours.
Charles Ilomnn, an Omaha news
boy, found a $20 bill on tho street,
nnd started out on n hunt for tho
owner. Ho found him a prominent
merchant of that plnce nnd was re
warded with a fine new hoy scout
outfit nnd n live dollnr bill.
Archie Jnekson, 15, near Muson City,
suffered ,n fractured skull while nt
tempting to board a moving freight
Ii. G. Brian, chief of the state hall
insurance department, predicts that
he will hnvo sulllcient monoy to pay
100 per cent on tho dollar on losses
sustained this summer by hall.
As n result of seven years of test
growing of oats under twenty-ono
different rolntlons, the experiment
farm in Scottsbluff county has como
to tho conclusion that 00 per cent of
tho oats raised in that region are
grown at a loss.
Tho Nebraska farmers' union will
put on three contests at its headquar
ters on tho state fair ground fair
week. These contests will be ns fol
lows: Tuesdny, tho best farmers'
union solo by a hoy or girl under six
teen years of age. Wednesday, tho
best chorus by members of one farm
ers' union local, open to porsons of
nil ages. Thursday, best speech . by
bov or girl under sixteen years of age
giving tho three best reasons for or
ganizing agriculture nccordlng to tho
principles and purees ' tno farm
Albert Bird, fanner, 03, -was killed"
by an Infuriated llolstcln bull on his
farm near Pauline.
Intense hot wenthor nnd winds have
cut the corn crop of Buffalo county
to a forty per cent yield.
Arrangements nro under way to re
new the hunt for oil In the hills a
few miles south of Fnlrbury.
Fivo members of tho stnte guards
men succumbed to the excessive heat
at the encampment at Plattsmouth.
Itev. P. M. Orr of Wakefield has
accepted the call to tho ministry of
the Presbyterian church at Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Spauldlng of
Humboldt celebrated their golden wed
ding at their home in that place last
Arthur Gilbert of Toplurtde, Col.,
has been elected Instructor of physics
and chemistry In the Beatrice high
The meeting of tho southeast Ne
braska press club nt the Auburn
Coiintry club has been postponed un
Elaborate plans nre being mndo to
entertain the stnto press nssoclatlon,
which meets nt Omaha August 31 to
Playground npparatus costing $5,000
and said to bo the finest In tho state,
fs being Installed on tho public school
grounds at Fremont.
Local commission men say that
WIsner has shipped In some of the
finest -fat cattle received at the Oma
ha market this senson.
The Bev. 13 D. Hull, pastor of tho
First Methodist church, lies returned
to Fremont from Alnska, where ho
spent his summer vacation.
The hot weather reminded Fremont
councllmen of the scarcity of public
drinking fountains and tlueo nw
ones were ordered Installed.
The Lutheran Syncd at Its recotit
meeting In Omaha, appropriated
$12,000 for, a building site at the
Lutheran Teachers' seminary, Seward.
During a scuffle between two boys,
Floyd Shawl, 13, of Palmyra ws
struck by a blow over tho heart, from '
the effects of which he died In n fw
A total of nearly 000 pupils have
been enrolled at the Wymore publ'c
schools which opens September 4, and
twenty-four teachers have beep en
gaged. Bootleggers concealed a pint of
"hootch" In the bung of a five gallon
can filled with creek wnter, nn.d un
loaded it on unsuspecting Itandolph
citizens for $75.
Buildings were lifted from their
foundations nnd scattered over a con
siderable terr'tory when a storm and
high wlnd struck the farm of Frank
Slater near Shelton.
, Checking shows that tho receipts
of tho Adams county fair last week
exceeded expenditures by about $5,000.
The attendanco for the four days was
well up toward 40,000.
Defective wiring was responsible for
the loss by lire of n Paige car be
longing to George Boden of Sterling.
The tires from the front wheels was
all the salvage mnde.
Keith county will combine the
seventh annual roundup and the
county fair this yenr in order to give
n renl big show nt Ogallala on Sep
tember 13, 14 and 15.
Lincoln county boys' and girls' club
members are taking much Interest In
tho state fair and will send three
teams to Lincoln on September 3 to
enter the judging contest.
Elmer Wllmeth, 27, member of n
prominent Lincoln family, wns struck
by an automobile and died an hour
later In a hospital conducted by his
father, Dr. F. L. Wllmeth.
The question of changing the system
of county government from the super
visor to the commissioner system
probnbly will be submitted to the
voters of Knox county nt the coming
eneral election. Petitions asking that
the question be plnced on the ballot
are now being circulated.
Practically nil plnns have been mnde
for the Ak-Snr-Ben fall festival to be
held by the knights of thnt order at
Omaha September 12 to 23. An
elaborate program calculated to draw
mnny thousands of people from all
parts of tho state and adjacent terri
tory has been prepared. The nttrnct
ions Include harness races from Sep
tember 12 to September 17 and run
ning races from Septeirber 12 to 23,
with $30,000 In purses offered.
Twelve hundred porsons will nppear
In the Ak-Snr-Ben pngennt on the eve
nings of September 18 nnd 10. The
pngennt Is entitled "Coronndo In Qui
vera," nnd Is said to bo a portrayal of
Plnns for the new Junior high school
and gymnasium building at Superior
aro rnpldly developing nnd work will
bo begun soon.
Ira Slonlger, Lincoln aviator, fell
800 feot in a plane he was testing
and escnped with a broken nose,
bruised legs and a bad shakcup.
Othorwlse, physicians believe he Is
Humboldt will hnve a band of forty
pieces for the fall festival to bo held
In thnt pluco Soptember 13, 14 and 15,
Tho same organization Is expected to
play at tho Pawnee county fair later
In the month.
A great many cucumbers are being
grown in Scottsbluff county. Last
year It. W. Jeffries averaged $200 per
aero on three acres, by actual mens
urement of tho land by a surveyor,
Al Spencer, near Bayard, raised $240
Worth of cucumbers on threo-fourths
of an acre.
Between 4,000 nnd 5,000 peoplo nt
tended the seventh annual Ash Creek
barbecue and picnic near Crawford
In tho Pine Ridge country. This Is
an annual affair nnd Is nttended by
pioneers from northwestern Nebraska,
chiefly from Dawes, Sioux and Box
SPURNED BY MAN,
GIRL KILLS SELF
Flapper Love Sends Evelyn Cou
ture to Death and Kenneth
Gumm to Hospital.
BREAKS UP WEDDING
Marriage Festivities Turned Into
Tragedy by Infatuated Girl Brldo
Tells Story of Dead Girl's
Toledo, Ohio. Flapper love, violent
and passionate, but shallow and Im
potent, sent Evelyn Couture, nineteen
years old, of Sylvanla, to her death
by her own hand nnd put Kenneth P.
Gumm, twenty-one, of Toledo, in a
hospital with a bullet In his lung'.
Mrs. Penrl Thomns Gumm, wife ot
tho wounded man, Is a candidate for
the state senate In the primary elec
tion. She hns espoused the cause of
short skirts, bobbed hnlr and other
features of a liberal platform.
Wedding festivities of young Gumm
nnd his bride of a few hours were
halted by an Insistent knock on the
Pulled the Gun and Fired.
door of the bride's apartment on tho
evening of the wedding dny. When It
wns answered Evelyn Couture, the
sinister shadow of the Gumms' court
ship, stood In the hall. She formerly
had held a plnce In Gunuu's favor..
Asks Girl to Depart.
Mrs. Gumm, renllzlng thnt the girl
was agitated over the news that young
Gumm had married, nsked why Miss
Couture did not go uway and leave
"no's mine, Penrl Thomns," she re
plied to the bride who formerly was
Pearl Thomas, manicurist and nrtlst
model. Mrs. Gumm nttempted to per
suade the girl to go away nnd not
mnke a scene on account of the mar
riage. "Oh, what's the use," she replied
Then, according to Mrs. Gumm, the
Couture girl asked thnt Mrs. Gumm
step out into the hnllwny.
"After n recent experience with her, '
I wns afraid to do this. Then she
said she wished to see Kenneth," the
"He came out of the bathroom and
snw her. He snld: 'Go home, we're
married. Let us alone.
"She Insisted that she wanted to
see him for a moment nnd came Into
the room, carrying n flapper hat In her
hand. Kenneth said: T suppose you
have a gun again. Well, If you hnve.
you might as well shoot. I ent bullets.'
"Of course, he didn't think sho
would shoot, but she wnlked up to
him nnd pulled tho gun from under her
lint nnd fired. I nnd stnrted down
stalrs nnd turned nt the shot. She
hnd thrown her arms around him, but
even though wounded, he flung her
from him toward a corner. Then I
henrd nnother shot, nnd, running back,
thought she hod shot him ngnln. When
I reached the door she was falling to
the floor. She had killed herself.
When I saw her there, all crumpled
up and Kenneth wounded, I fainted.
"She didn't love Kenneth and he
didn't love her. She might have been
Infatuated with what I would call flnp
per love, but there wns nothing deep
nbout her nffectlon.
"I truly love my husband, although
It has only been In the Inst few weeks
thnt wo hnve been together much,
nfter a long estrangement. During
these weeks this girl continually fol
lowed us. Kenneth told mo he wns
through with ler.
"As late as two nights before the
wedding I wanted to terminate our
friendship nnd give Kenneth to her If
ho wnnted to go to her, but he assured
mo that there was nothing to his
friendship with her nnd thnt he mere
ly had spent some time with the Cou
ture girl while- we were estranged.
Three weeks ago he told me he was
ready to settle down and we started
going together agnln.
"Then Miss Couturo Interfered. Re
cfently she met us on tho street nnd
pulled n gun on us. Kennoth told her
to stop talking nbout him as be was
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