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NOTiTTT PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY THIBPNE.
MfiBOKKKm GORNHUSKER ITEMS
KESERVE OFFICERS AT OMAHA.
IMU OWL DRIVEN AWAY Hoke tip Mr. Kingbird, "I would tell
him to leave tlio orchard quickly, buj
TUTU. OWL mndo Ills homo In the
"' hollow of a tree In the orchard,
lie did this for one reason because It
was near tho field where there were
plenty of mice, and then ho liked the
location; there were plenty of small
But the orchard birds did not caro
ffor Mr. Owl as a neighbor, and- so
when they found he had really set
tled there and Intended to stay they
called a meeting In a nearby tree to
talk It over and see If they could not
In Bonio way get rid of him,
Plenty of ways were suggested but
(not ono of the birds wanted to bo the
one to tell Jilin to move. .
"Ho Is never up until we go to bed,"
Vudd Mr. Sparrow, whose family had
puttered from the bad manners of Mr.
"I would gladly tell him," said Mr.
EBIuo Jay, "if I could meet him In the
Waytlmc, but I Just cannot stay nwako
"Huh!" exclaimed Jennie Wren. "If
Jrou told the whole truth, Willie Blue
Mb Home In tho Tree,
Jay, It would be that you would like
to bo rid of Mr. Owl4 because he Is u
bigger robber than you are."
Willie Blue Jay stood first on ono
?oot and then on the other and winked
and blinked, but he did not reply to
Jennie's saucy but truthful remark.
"If I could meet him on tho wing,"
as you say, he never files about In the
daytime so I cannot tell hltn."
"Why riot sit up one night, Mr. King
bird and watch for Mr. Owl?" said Mr.
Catbird. "You like to be called tho
watchman of the orchnrd; now Is your
chance to earn the title."
Every one listened, for It was known
to nil the birds that Mr. Catbird was
given n wide berth by Mr. Kingbird
whenever Ik met him, nnd also that,
though he did wish to bo called their
protector, he was really very unkind
to the small birds, oven while he did
attack Mr. Crow and Mr. Hawk In the
most fenrless manner.
"Well, well, what Is going to be
done?" chattered Jenny Wren. "I
can't waste all tho duy here, even If
tho rest of you can, I bnvc work to do
and I keep my house In order, too."
Everybody bcganlto chntter at once,
for they nil wero afraid of Jennie's
sharp tongue, when suddenly Jennie's
quick eyes saw something moving- In
the tree where Mr. Owl lived. "Lookl"
she said, "there he Is t"
Mr. Owl sat on a limb near the hoi
low In the tree looking very stupid.
"lie can't see In the daytime," cried
Jennie. "Come, let lis drive blm Into
AJ1 the others followed Jennie, who
was scolding ns loudly and fast ns she
could, and around Mr. Owl tjiey
swarmed, chattering and screaming,.
Poor Mr. Owl loved silence and this
terrible din nearly drove him out of
his wits. He turned his head and with
a clumsy motion, mapaged to get Into
his hole while the birds screamed
louder than ever before over their vic
tory. Thnt night when ho came out of his
nest, before ho found anything for his
supper, Mr. Owl fiow off to find n new
home, for "no ono could live In the
midst of that chattering bunch and bo
happy," he said. "
"I would swallow whole that chat
tering Jennie Wren If I could find her,
but If I did she would keep right on
tulklng, I expect, nnd then I would
have to listen to her nil tho time, so
on second thought I guess I won't
hunt for her."
(, 1922, by McClur Nowapaper Syndicate.)
Now8 of All Kinda Gathered Prom
Various Points Throughout
This is handsome Alice Lake, tho
"movie" star, In one of her latest
poses. The emotional force displayed
by Miss Lake In her most recent pic
tures has placed her In the front rank
of screen stars.
"Whats in a Name?"
FACTS about $our name; it's history;
meaning; whence it was derived; signifi
cance; your luckp dap and luckp iowol
"DELLE1b ono of tho many feminine
names which began existence ns
ft contraction and gained sturdy Inde
pendence until It becatnh a recognized
pppollntlvo and Is bestowed without
roforenco to Its prefix.
Slnco Bella signifies "oath of Baal,"
It Is cnslly discernible thnt It Is an
offspring of Isahollc. In tho dnys
whon Elizabeth of ITalnault married
Philippe Augusta and suffered her
nntno to bo changed to Isabella by tho
Jfrench, It 1b hardly likely that Belle
was used, either as an endearment or
e diminutive. But Isabella became
cry popular In royal circles and the
betrothed of Ungues do Lustgnnn, who
later married King John, brought Isa
bella to England.
It was there thnt Hollo emtio Into
(exlstonco nnd Into consequent vogue.
Of oil the contractions of Isabello
kf which Nib, Ibbot and lb are a few
examples Bello proved the moat pop
tolar ami lasting.
Belle Is a popular form In this coun
try and Is bestowed without reference
to Isnbcllc. France recognizes no
mtn mt nn nn m nnmmi mm nmnm mi iiimmttimnnnm
such contraction, but Spain has nn
The opal Is the gem assigned to
Belle. It will prove n tnllsman
ngalnst evil, danger, and disease when
worn by her. Tho evil designs of the
plxle, which superstition claims Is Im
prisoned In tho stone, will be, power
less against her. To dream of nn opal
means success. Friday Is Belle's
lucky dny and 4 her lucky number.
The chrysanthemum Is her lucky
(Copyright by th Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
THE FRIENDLY PATH
By WALTER I. ROBINSON
A LINE 0' CHEER
By John Kendrlck Bangs.
IF THEHK'S a Road thnt lends
There's oqualry pant nny doubt
Somowhcro nmld the rock and
Another hlKhwny trading out,
For In this world of Joy and ln
Thoro lu nn Out for ovcry In.
ICE) by McClure Newpaper Bymtlcnte.)
Q OMEONK must do It."
kJ This Is a good thought
to remember when one finds him
self burdened with public service
or other work for the benefit or
happiness of his fellows. Though
It may be exceedingly disconcert
ing to reitllze that one Is sacri
ficing considerable through de
voting much of his timo to civic
or philanthropic service which
ho should devote to his own busi
ness or profession, he should rec
ognize that there Is likely to
come to him the pleasure of
grcut satisfaction In the amount
of good ho docs.
Tills Is the position nssumed
by one of the most public splr
Itod men we have ever known.
Year In and yenr out for n
quarter of a century this man
has given a large proportion of
his time to the work of formumt
Ing plnns for n great park sys
tem, and In order to make a big
city n moro desirable place
In which to live. Not being
wealthy, tho man Is virtually de
pendent on tlio Income from his
Only recently It wns our priv
ilege to notify him thnt he had
Just had a new Job added to his
many tasks by being appointed
n member of nn Important com
mittee. Ho smiled one of his de
lightful smiles which told of the
big heart within his brenst and
"That's fine. But, by Jove,
don't you know I shouldn't mind
If I'd get an nppolntmcnt now
and then which would menn n
few five spots. Yet someone
must do It or theso essential Im
provements won't bo done, so I
might ns well add a Httlo noro
to my pnek. Anyway no money
could compensate for tho happi
ness which I experience when
I realize that I've helped even
n Httlo to make tho city n better
place In which to live."
Let us keep this sentiment
fresh lu our memorlen when tho
call comes to neglect our own
affairs for tho public good. If
wo do, we'll not only bo better
nblo to do n real service, but our
pleasure will exceed our regrets.
( by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
Rlnghalo Like Milk.
' Tho linghals, a South African
pnake, Is said to attack man without
Bwvocatlon or tho excuse of self-de
fence. , It Is very fond of milk, and
can bo nttracted from Its hole by
fcnwins of a saucer. A little girl used
(to demand bread and milk for every
Ibrvnkfast, and always saved a por
tion, with which sho retired, She was
jat length followed to the neighbor
liood of the cattle kraal, where a ring
hols ciime from Its holo and shared
Khe meal dip for dip at the saino bowl.
The child ytm wildly dlBConsoJuto
When her mt was killed.
1 TThe Right Thing
I Right Time ISr
PRIVILEGES OF AGE
'"PHEUE are some older men and
women who seem to think thnt
Just because they nro full of years, as
the old expression Is, thnt they arc
exempt from mnny of tho demands of
good nmnnors. Now this Is true In
Homo cases. For Instance, If a man's
old age has made It difficult to stand
In the street ear he should certainly
not try to get up for an old lady unless
obviously sho Is feebler than he.
But old people are not privileged
and they should remember thnt they
are not privileged to he brutally frank,
I think that this Is one of the greatest
and most frequent Inntnnces of had
manners among the old. They ac
quire a bluntness with years. Then
they say to themselves: "No one
cures what 1 say anyway. They go
ahead and do what they want to do
whother I like It or not, so If I can
have any fun out of tolling them Just
what I think why shouldn't I take ItV"
So there are old women who toll
their children that they think their
children nro tho worst brought up
children In tho world, though as a
matter of fact they doto on those very
grandchildren, and wrmen who tell
their sons that their wives are tho
worst housewives imnglnnblo. Now
this sort of thing Is really rude and
discourteous. If thero Is ono thing
that will mnko people Indifferent to
what old people sny It Is Just this
sort of frankness. At first It hurts
nnd after a while It simply gets to bo
monotonous. Young persons very
properly look upon old ago ns an ex
cuse for certain" pieces of bad man
ners nnd lack of courtesy. Just ns
extreme youth Is given ns nn excuse
for certain pieces of rudeness. But
tho old man or woman should realize
that It really Is no very good excuso
at all. If you want to go on having
tho best out of llfo don't ncqulro a
lot of funny little old man or woman
habits. Above all olso be courteous.
If there Is ono thing that makes an
old iierson universally beloved and
sought It Is unfailing good "nature and
Miss Mildred Itlchmond of Osccoln,
who received a broken leg when
thrown from n racing auto several
days ago, Is recovering and the leg
will not bo utnpututed as at first
Tho Superior cement plunt has shut
down Its burning kilns ns n result of
the railway and coal strikes, and it
Is feared that the plant may Tinvc to
close down entirely unless conditions
V coroner's Jury, Inquiring Into tho
death of Miss Buth Ward, Lincoln
high scliool girl, killed when an auto
mobile which she was driving collided
with another car, held that the acci
dent was unavoidable.
Mrs. Jet Bennett of Elgin will prob
ably die from Injuries which sho re
ceived when sho Jumped from nn
automobile truck when she hecamo
frlKhtened ' when something went
wrong with tlio machine.
Attendnnco at the Nebraska slnto
fair on tho opening dny, Sunday, was
10,200, tho largest Sunday attendance
on record. Two thousnnd two bun
dred and seventy-two automobiles
passed through the gate.
Hot winds caused the corn In a
large portion of tho state to ripen
too fast, and original estimates of the
crop will be considerably minimized.
Hay will yield but one-half to three
fourths of a normal crop.
Nearly 400 delegates attended the
sessions of tlio qulntennlnl celebration
of Ted Jed Sokol, western Bohemian
fraternnl society, at Omaha last week.
The society numbers 21,000 members
bf whom 7,000 nro In this state.
With an expected attendance of
10,000 delegates, nineteen conventions
will be held In Omnha next month,
according to Information compiled by
Mrs. Mable Walker, convention secre
tnry of the Chamber of Commerce.
Citizens of southwestern Nebraska,
led by E. T. Bendy of Culbortson,
have started a movement to re-ennct
the famous Indian battle between the
Sioux nnd Creo Indians nt Massacre
Canyon, September 17, fifty years ago,
An appeal from a verdict granting
$40,840 to John O'Hara, Omaha youth
Against tho Union Pacific Ballwny Co.,
for loss of both eyes, while In the
employ of the company, has been
filed In tho Nebraska supremo court.
At tho hnrvest festival held at Blair
Mrs. W. H. Myers, the only womun
oreeder of Hampshire bogs In Ne-
arasku, drove a lloat containing n
, aumber of the white-belted anlmnls.
She won first prize on floats, $20 In
Miss Elizabeth Barr, daughter of
Senator John Barr nnd a teacher In
ihe Pawnee City high school, was
joiiously Injured In nn automobile
iccldent when the touring enr she was
lrlvlng pitched into a creek bed at
"Bargain Day," promoted by the
Nollgli Chamber of Commerce, on
which all of the merchants oft tho
:lty offtrcd customers many special
onrgalns, was a big success, bringing
purchasers from surrounding territory
for many miles.
Greatly reduced winter feeding of
cattle and sheep in Scottsbluff county
Is expected as a result of the an
nouncement of the Great Western
Sugar company that It will produce
wet beet pulp nt only ono factory,
that In Scottsbluff.
Tho recent meeting of. the editors
from Nebraska and western Iowa was
tho largest over held in tho sixty-four
years the Nebraska association has
been an organization, according to
Montagu Tancock of tho bureau of
publicity of the Omaha chamber of
Miss Bosle Woracek of near Coin
stock, met with a painful accident
while helping In tho hay fields. She
was working on top of the stack when
tho stacker loaded with alfalfa struck
her, throwing her to the ground, frac
turing her collarbone and Indicting
Pawnee City will have as part of
its school curriculum a course In Bible
study, to bo taught exactly as nny
other study. Slmllur programs havo
jeen tried In tho past with success
and It Is planned to teach the Blblo
to tho students this year on a 11101-0
extensive basis than over before.
C. E. Lynch, was badly scalded and
lu In a critical condition from the
burns received when tho radiator of
his tractor exploded while he was
plowing on his farm near DuBols,
Gravel surfacing of tho Lincoln
alghway from Kearney to Elm Creek,
a distance of sixteen miles, has been
completed and tho road will be open
d to travel after the first heavy rain
A petition has been presented to
tho state railway commission by grain
men and farmers In tho vicinity of
La Platte, asking for a moro equitable
railroad rate on grain o tho Omaha
Cortland voters at a special elec
tion hold last week defeated by thirty
votes a proposition to Issue $12,000
bonds for tho purpose of connecting
up with tho electric, lines of tho Blue
River Power Co.
One hundred nnd tlilrty-ono per
ions became citizens of the United
States, following ceremonies at the
courthouso nt Omaha last week.
Among those given their second papers
10 different nationalities were repre
sonted. Thero wero soveti ex-servico
mon, ono of them a vetoran of tho
Bimnlsh-Amerlcan war. Soveral wwre
wsrueu, one 01 two with guy Jinlr,
Division Reunion will Draw Many
Members to the Convention
The 80th Division Bouillon at Oma
ha September 20-22 will inciuuo
numerous reunions of the various
regiments and companies which mndo
up" the Division, it is announced by
tho Chamber of Commerce, Bureau of
Publicity. All of these will take
place at the Kama time and will be
added attractions to tho visiting
The 355th Infantry, the nil Nebras
ka Regiment, Is one of the well or
ganized regiments of the Division.
Their reunion nt Grand Island, Ne
braska last year was attended by a
thousand former members of tho outfit.
The 353rd Infantry, the All Kan-
8as Regiment, Is equally well organ
ized. This Regiment won one of tho
highest honors a unit, of soldiers can
receive, when Its regimental colors
were uccoratcu witn the urotx uo
Guerre by the French Government for
Its remarkable work lu the numerous
Tho 354th Infantry,' the 350th In
fantry, the 340th Field Artillery, the
342nd Field Artillery, 314th Sanitary
and Supply Trains nnd tho 314tli En
gineers and the 341st Machine Gun
Bnt. will all have regimental reunions
during the divisional get-to-gether.
In addition tho various companies
are planning banquets and company
conventions so that the visitors can
meet all of their former huddles with
whom they wore associated in the
Regimental Dugouts will bo estab-'
llshcd at the Divisional P. C, tho
City Auditorium, to enable tho visit
ers to easily find their former bud-
PREST LANDS IN
ERD OF CARIBOU
Aviator Is Forced by Engine Trou
ble to Descend to Earth
in Far North.
KILLS ONE FOR FOOD
Set Up Movie Camera to Get Plcturo
of Wild Herd, but Changed Mind
When Hundreds of Animals
Hove In Sight.
Dawson. Y. T. Like a chapter from
dramatic fiction reads tho story of tho
experlenco of Clarence O. Prest, tho
aviator, while trying a flight across
Yukon territory and Alaska. He flew
with his moving-picture camera above
a great herd of caribou and was forced
to land in their midst. He slaugh
tered one to keep from starving. Tho
herd is part of the great body of carl
The Nebraska conferenco of tho
M; E. church Is in session In Omaha.
Fire originating from nn oil stovo
destroyed the residence of Mrs. Pearl
Morrison In McCool.
The Falls City' hospital, closed
slnco last fall, will reopen as a semi-
The alumni reunion of tho Nebraska
College of medicine will be held at
Omaha September 11 to 15,
Chicken thieves are making llfo
miserable for poultry misers In the
vicinity of Wyniore. Over 100 chlf'-
ens were stolen from one raiser In
Over 125 of the 250 descendants of
thejlate John Pothoud, southeastern
Nebraska pioneer, held a reunion on
the old Pethoud farm northenst of
According to reports received, dur
ing the years 1923, 1024 and 1025,
Nebraska will receive a total of 0,-
009,701 of federal aid to be used In
Edward M. Wellman, 52, grand
master of the grand lodge, A. F. &
A. M. In Nebraska and ' for 30 years
a resident of Omaha, died at a local
hospital following an operation.
The Rev. F. E. Wells has resigned
his pastorate of the Methodist church
at Greeley to tako effect at once nnd
will leave, the ministry to enter busi
ness in Kansas, his former home.
W. L. Gaston, deputy secretary of
state the pnst four years and former
Baptist minister and public lecturer
of Broken Bow, has accepted a call
to the pastorate of the Rcedley, Cal.,
The farm home of Dick Clark near
Llqwellen was destroyed b7 fire of
unknown origin. None of the family
was at home at the time, and but a
small portion of the contents was
sraved by neighbors.
All irrigation ditches taking their
water from the North Platte river,
whose priorities were dated subse
quent to 1894, have been ordered shut
down by the state department of Irri
gation, because the lower part of tho
river, near North Platte, has been
The Dawson county boys' and girls'
clubs by winning 3,010 out of n pos
slblc 3,000 points in the general live
stock Judging contest nt the state
fair, received as a reward a free trip
to the Interstate fair nt Sioux City,
la., to represent Nebraska In the
same contest there.
The fifth annual Nebraska-Iowa
horseshoe tourneyi will bo held at
Washington, Neb., September 10.
Rules of the National Horseshoe
Pitchers' association will govern the
meet. Shoos not to exceed two and
a half pounds will bo used, and the
pitching distance will bo forty feet.
The proposed 50th annlversnry
celebration for Adams county which
has been planned to be held nt Hast
lugs this fall may bo changed from a
pageant as was originally arranged
for, to an Immense historical parade,
With the putting Into operation of
the two new Kelley wells Just com
pleted for Pawnco City, tho water
fainlno which tins lasted all summer
conies to a close. An adequate sup-
ply Is furnished.
By n coincidence, both tho superln
tondent and principal of the Shlckley
schools bear the name of C. E.
Thomas. Tho two men are no relation.
narmony, the famous Poland China
hog owned by Edward Dugan near
Greeley, Is attracting considerable .at
tention among swine breeders of the
stntc. He Is said to bo tho largost
black hog In Nebraska as ho weighs
1,100 pounds, stands fifty Inches high
and Is eighty-five lncbes long.
Armed with n club, Clarence Gal
bralth, farmer living nenr Fnlrbury,
caught a bluo channel cat weighing
37 Vj pounds in the Bluo river on his
farm. He struck the fish on tho head
and dragged It out of tho water by
Its tall. When dressed there wns
sufficient meat to feed tea families.
Lands In Herd of Caribou.
6ou which annually trek across th
region near Dawson and Eagle. Prest
had flown by a round-about way from
San Bernardino, Cal., to the Far
Prest's own story of his cxperlencf
Is told In the following dispatch from
Eagle te the Dawson Dally News:
"Thirty minutes out of Eagle my en-
pine bucked. I looked for a landing
place and picked what looked like a
level spot. It was NIggerhead Flat at
the head of Deer creek, eight miles
south of Seventy-Mile river. I fixed
the engine and noticed a couplo of car
ibou. I set up my movie camera so
as to get them. More of them were
coming:, so I began to see about tak
ing off. Turning, I noticed 500 or 600
caribou all around the airship and
camera, and rushed expecting to find
the camera ruined, but no damage was
done. I got ready to take off but the
ship went upon her nose In tho soft
galng nnd broke the propeller.
Killed a Caribou.
"I had been debating about killing
one of the caribou, but the debate
ended when the propeller broke, so I
killed one with my 32-caliber pistol
and butchered him with a pocket
"I was overhauling the motor when
a puff of wind finished the Job by
turning the ship over on her back and
breaking the radiator. So I deserted
the ship, stripped off tho Instruments
nnd magneto, and started to pack
down to the river. 1 got down with
ono load and saw r was not going to
make It with the grub I had, so I
cached everything and went back to
the ship and slept in its tall Sunday
"I had left my compass In a .cacho
at the mouth of Rnmcy creek, so I
Btnrted without it. I was further out
than I thought. I did not jIck up the
trail and made a lot of unnecessary
circles, climbing mountains for obser
vation. It was raining steadily, but I
had equipped myself with a small can
of gasoline for starting fires.
"My shoes and feet were giving out
nnd I was afraid to lie down to sleep.
Finally, I struck the trail at Nimrod
Bar, and shortly after a search party
hove In sight."
Colored Man Falls Dead In Crap Game.
Raeford, N. C. Spurned by the dice
when he "shot It all' at the end of a
crap game, JJm Suggs, colored, fell
dead as the dice betrayed him. The
game lasted all night and the decision
to "shoot It all" was made when the
players wero departing.
Baby Has Six Living Grandmothers.
Concord, N. II. The little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. F. Roger Strong, has
six living grandmothers. They Include
ono great-grent-grandmother, three
great-grandmothers, and two grand
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