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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUN1S
FJtlEXl) WHIHNKH AGAIN AltGUES
AGAINST TUB VOLSTEAD
Tho following editorial was handed
to us by 0. 0. H. Woidnor, Superin
tendent of tho McPhorson National
Cemetery near Maxwell. It Is printed
as his contribution and does not re
flect the opinion of tho Tribune
THE DOCTORS AND THE VOL
The doctors aro coming out pretty
strong against somo of tho foaturos
of the Volstoad Act. Tho recent de
cision of tho Supromo Court ndded to
tho opposition. They say, In the first
place, that tho Supromo Court is as
suming to know more aDoui tho prac
tice of medicine than the Medical
At tho rocont mooting of tho Medical
Society of tho city of St. Louis, Mis
souri, they declare that tho act as It
was bol'ig oxecutod, was provocative
of disro poet for all law and an ob
noxious Invasion of tho prerogratlvo
of a physician. They also declare
that it has led to the consumption of
deleterious concoctions" and beverages
A reso'ution was adopted reading:
"Bo it resolved, that as fellows of
this society wo will uso our utmost
efforts to legally modify tho 18th
amendment if it cannot bo legally
eradicated from our Constitution in
It matters littlo what is said
Or how you talk or fight,-
There's nothing settled on this earth
Until it's Bettled right.
No matter what the verdict is
In any given light;
There can't bo any settlement,
Until It's settled right.
No Church, Court or Commission,
"With arrogance or might
Can rule tho soul's opinion,
Unless they rulo it right!
But every free American
With Independent Might,
Decides and judges for himself
And knows just what is right!
0. 0. H. WEIDNER,
The funeral of late Mrs. Rachel "Wil
son who died Saturday was held Sun
day at Maxwell from the Nazarene
church. Sho was 6S years old and Is
the mother of Mrs. John Kelly of
Clintons for eyo glasses.
Mrs. John Day left Friday for
Portland whore sho will spend tho
Christmas holidays with her dau
ghter, Mrs. Guy Robinson.
Money to loan on farms. Soo Gone
Miss Babo Coonoy has taken a
position as cashier at the U. P. Din
ing room during tho absence of Miss
Elizabeth Warren. ' '
Help The Old Folks
A Helping Hand Extended lo Mmy
Old People In North Pintle.
The infirmities of age aro many.
Most old people have a bad back.
Tho kidneys are often weak.
Or worn out with years of work.
Backache means days of misery.
Urinary troubles, night of unrest.
Doan's Kidney Pills have helped to
make life easior for many.
They are doing so for old and
North Platte peoplo are learning
this. Ask your neighbor.
Read tho following local endorse
ment. Mrs. Anna Flood, 721 W. 10th St.,
says: "I have found Doan's Kidney
Pills a most excellent remedy for kid
ney complaint. I have taken them
soveral times during tho past years
when my kidneys wero not In good
condition and I had backacho and
pain in my sides and I felt all out of
sorts. I took a few Doan's Kidney
Pills and they soon strengthened my
kidneys and loft mo feeling all right,
Doan's are a household remedy in our
GOc, at all dealers. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. W.
L. & S. Groceteria.
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"Jack," Elizabeth said to her broth
er ut lunch, "do you know u stalwart
Bavngo who Infests these shores a
houdsome brute lu khukl, with a
pocket full of notebooks?"
Jack Durrcll lnitghcd delightedly.
"That must have been Cumeron," ho
said. "Botany's his hobby and litera
ture his life work. He hns u shack
up tho lake und never leaves for tho
city until snow lllcs. lie's a boon
companion of ours," with u glance
across at his wife.
"A friend of yours," said Elizabeth,
dismayed. "Why, I all but .quarreled
with him this morning. I got u duck
ing over there by the Island and lie
helped me ashore. Ho was u perfect
savage about my being out In a canoo,
aud I told hlui so. Ills departure was
too abrupt to be polite."
"I'm sorry you said that," remarked
Jack, soberly, "lie was engaged to
the queen of the summer colony here,
three years ago. She used to call him
the splendid savage, lie's no society
man, but a serious worker. He was
In dead earnest, but she was only
playing. The summer colony fairly
buzzed with the affair. Cameron nev
er looked at a girl before that, and
hasn't since. Thinks they're all alike.
You look about sixteen In that middy
suit He must have thought you were
n forward flapper."
Elizabeth struggled with the hurt In
her thront before she could say:
"How horribly cruel he must have
thought me. I wish he had known
that I din't know."
It was a foregone conclusion that
they should meet almost a foregone
conclusion that both should be attract
ed. Cameron held stubbornly aloof
from a fear akin to that of the burned
child. Elizabeth's pride matched Ids
caution. She burned with shame over
the memory of her unfortunate speech,
while at the same tlmo her proud
spirit resented owing her life to n man
too Indifferent to be friendly. She
longed for an opportunity to equalize
what she felt to be an obligation.
On n midsummer afternoon Jack
came In to say:
"Cameron broke an ankle today.
I'm on my way down to the village to
got a pair of crutches. Wllklns will
put on n cast In a day or two."
Elizabeth, disturbed at Juck's news
and annoyed with herself for being
disturbed, rambled restlessly forth
along the 'lnke shore, turning aside
presently to plunge deeper Into the
woods. The summer 'drought 'that
held the north country In its grip had
touched even the woodlands, so that
the trees looked thirsty and the dead
leaves and spills crackled underfoot.
Returning, she met the blue smoke
cloud curling through the trees. The
girl put one hand to n throat that sud
denly smarted. While she watched,
fire ran In the underbrush, climbed
a small pine and leaped from tree to
tree down to the lake shore. On the
right It ran far back Into- the woods,
crackling and roaring as the draught
Elizabeth's first thought was of
Cameron alone in his camp in the'
very path of the fire. When she burst
Into tho littlo clearing and ran up tho
knoll on which stood tho picturesque
log cabin, the wind-driven Humes v ere
already running In the dry grass, and
cinders were sailing over the tree
tops. Cameron, his faco drawn with
pain, was sitting on a wide couch
opposite tho door, evidently prepar
ing to depart. Alarm leaped Into his
eyes at sight of the girl.
"Must I always be scolding you?"
ho nsked. "Go down to the shore at
once, where you can bo safe."
Unheeding, Elizabeth knotted to
gether the sleeves of her sweater and
Bllppcd It under the bandaged ankle
like a sling.
"Now le yourself down and hitch
along with your hands and your1 other
foot. Hurry I" she commnnocd.
Ho obeyed. The shingles on the
camp roof wero already blazing as they
made their ludicrous and painful way
down the path. Behind them they
could Jiear tlf,o shouta of JUio flro
fighters rallying to meet tho danger.
Cameron lay quietly upon tho long,
cushioned seat, not attempting to
speak until they were well out on tho
lake. Then he said:
"It wasn't safe, Elizabeth. Why did
you do it?"
"Oh, there was a sort of obliga
tion," sho answered.
"There was not," ho contradicted.
"Look at me. Elizabeth. You do I And,
oh, my dear, so do II You could never
fall anyone. You could never hurt
"How perfectly clear," returned the
girl, giving the wheel n spin and turn
ing a backward look upon the blaz
ing camp. "I suppose wo ought to
have waited to get some of the things
"I've all that really matters right
here," he answoro'd. "Elizabeth, if
an old grouch named Camoron should
tell you he loved you, and ask you to
marry him, what would you do?"
"I would probably accept," she re
marked, gravely, "and live happily ever
after, waiting on the old grouch."
It was some time luter that Jack
Darrell, sirioke-blackened and anxious,
"I thought as much," he remarked,
mildly. "Yon couldn't be expected to
remember that your friends might be
alarmed. You're ail alike."
"No," said Cameron with convlc
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"It not grow, lady."
Betty looked up from the trench
she was digging, straight Into tho
bright black eyes of Nicola, vondor of
"Why won't it grow?" Betty de
manded, brandishing her trench tool, a
huge carving knife.
Nlcoln retrontod a stop and tried an
other tnck. "Work too hard. Lndloy
not plant seed, tubers."
"Those who work In gardens plnnt
other things than seeds and tubers.
They plant hope and faith and love,"
Betty begnn softly.
"It not grow," repented Nlcoln.
Betty patted the earth around the
tuber with kindly hnnds. Without
looking up, sho remarked, "My confi
dence Is tho confidence of seers.
Wherefore should I have vexation of
spirit lost what ought to bo will not
Nicola did not task her to repent
He ignored her remark.
"Me, I plant early, cover all, glass,"
said Nicola. "I spll, you buy," he add
ed, In tones of oily smoothness.
"Today I'll buy, yes; but tomorrow
(Betty spoke figuratively), when my
garden attains its rich fulfillment I
shnll not need to buy. I shall have
potatoes and squashes.
"But today I'll" take that and that
and that, and be sure to cnll every
day. If I must become n vegetarian,
nt least I'll bo graceful about It," she
"You couldn't bo otherwise," snld a
voice behind her.
"How long, if I may nsk, have you
been eaves-dropping?" Betty inquired
"Long enough to be consumed with
jealousy. You never nsked me to call
every day." '
Betty sat back on her heels and
surveyed her next door neighbor
with eyes thnt would twinkle. "It was
hardly necesenry," she was beginning,
when he vaulted tho hedge ns he had n
habit of doing.
"If you will pardon tlie suggestion,
you would bo saved from disappoint
ment later if you"
"Should send to the ngrlculturo bu
reau for a pamphlet prepared for the
amateur gardener." Betty Interrupted.
"Five good friends have already of
fered me the same advice."
"On the contrary," said the young
doctor, calmly. "I was about to sug
gest you take a partner."
"Nlcoln can make bigger profits
having me for n customer," Betty re
torted, resuming her Interrupted gar
dening to hide the laughter In her
"I did not have Nicola In mind," re
turned the young doctor.
"There nre Individuals who say, and
thnt boastlngly, thnt this thing of let
ting love get tho best of you is ridicu
lous,", he said, suddenly.
"For what are you digging a hole
a tomato plant or a tree?" queried
Betty, demurely. v
And then n pair of startled brown
eyes gazed Into a pair of wondering
"What Is it?" whispered the owner
of the brown.
"Captain KIdd's treasure trove, I
think," answered the owner of the
"Oo-ool Cun't you lift it out?" cried
J'Um-m. Walt. It's coming. There I"
depositing n small, Iron box upon the
ground. "It Isn't Captain KIdd's treas
ure, after all. Mnybo It's, Mrs. Cap
"How do you know, before we open
It?" giggled Betty.
"Who but a woman would leave the
key In tho lock," he grinned.
"Goody I Now we can open It quick,"
said Betty. "It's mine, because grand
father left everything to me."
"One moment," snld the young doc
tor, looking straight Into Betty's eyes.
"If within the box be gold untold, I
mount by conl-black stallion and ride
away Into tho unknown for Its
And then tho box stood open.
"Letters I" exclaimed Betty. "Who
Would bury letters so carefully?" Won
derlngly, sho drew ono forth. It
crackled between her fingers. "Dear
est Charles," she deciphered the
cramped, faded handwriting, then
turned to the signature, "Ever your
"They'ro lovo letters," sho cried, a
littlo breathlessly, "grandfather's and
"I -wonder why tho ono who burled
them didn't burn them, Instead?" snld
tho. young doctor.
"I wonder," said Betty. "Once, so
mother told me, grandmother dis
obeyed grandfather's wishes, braving
his displeasure and anger to bring
nbout something which sho know was
tho dcslro of his heart Grandfather
never forgnvo her not until tho very
last. I think grandfather burled the
letters because because they seomed
like a part of grandmother, and ho
wns sorry ho had been so hnrd. We'll
not road them, boy, dear."
"Of course not, dearest. We'll put
them buck where wo found them,
Strange you should select this spot
for your garden."
"No, not strange," said Hetty, soft
ly. "I was planting something fidi1
garuen nope and faith and low
The settiug was not the usualn
chosen by lovers night with lisi
moonbeam danetng In fftfitslUc
shapes lie. on l the velvet shadow
instead, brown eajrth.mun kissed; &wt
once more the old, old tnry in dulcet
STOCK SALES ARE
SITCESSITL IN STATES
method that should bo found of-
fftflMvn 'In Imnrnvlncr Mva atrtnl In nil
parts of tho county has boon tried out
with much succoss rocontly in Tonn-
ossoo, says a report to tho United
Statos Depnrtmout of Agriculture. It
consists of a sorlo3 at county sales of
tin rn-lirftil elrna nt nil klmla
The sales have consisted largely otLlraCf ,hn9 bo" (lecInrl1 or ,onso con"
i.nr .i I.- ! tract has oxplrod.
though a few rams also lmvo boon In
cluded. The sales aro advortlsod In-1
tonsively in tho counties in which thoy J
aro hold. Small advertisements nndj
postors aro used, and for somo timol
boforo tho snlo tho local papors run
artiolos ou tho value of purobrod sires.
In that Stato it has baen found that
bettor results are obtained from the
county snlo than from salos covorlng a !
Inrenr annt.inn nr fr-nti Rlnfo ctnlnn
Farmors are more apt to attond Uioso!?''' N1NWtt soc. 3G 1229
salos whero thoy can haul tho pur-' SWNB- SI3y" lot 2' 3 800 3G
' in nn
chnsos homo or ship only a short dls -
tauco. At a number of thoso salos tho SVfeSE'4 soc. 1G 10 29
number or slros sold has varied from.VWi NSWVi soc. 3G 1G 29
20 to GO. One of tho big advantages
that good blood produced in tho coun-
ty remains there and Improves tho
gonornl run of Hvo stock Instead of
bolng scattered for and wide.
Tho department looks upon this plan i
as an improvement aid 1n tho better j
sires bettor stock movement. It Is
nn excellent supplement to other '
methods now in uso. '
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Buckley returned
from Omaha Wednesday after spend
ing soveral days with friends.
Mrs. Ida Polndextcr is spending
the holidays in tho city with rela
tives. Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hnlligan left Sat
urday evening for Omaha whore thoy
will spend tho holidays with friends.
Miss Effio Johnson left Saturday for
Goring whore sho will spend tho holi
days with her sister.
Irene and Agnes McNeel will spend
tho holidays in Sutherland visiting
at the J. F. McNeel homo.
Mrs. J. Marovlsh left Saturday for
her homo in Lowollen after visiting
friends in the city for soveral days.
Miss Caroline Bolton left Wednesday
for her homo In San DIegu, Calif.
after visiting with her sister, Mrs. W.
H. NcDouald, for tho past few weeks.
Mrs. E. A. Jones returned to her
homo In Sutherland Saturday after
roceiving medical attention in the city
for soveral days.
Corncr 6th andLocust.
AUCTION OF SCHOOL LANDS
Uny of JnnuRrjr 1923 nt ono o'clock
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i !T',Urr f. n.C,n C0Unty, tho Co,u
ImlBSionor of Public Lands and Build
1 Z Ms nu ,lor,Z011 roprbsontative,
..... uuoi iui iwou in. intuitu auction
all educational lands within wild
' county upon which forfolturo of con-
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The Right Auctioneer
Means Dollars to you.' My specialty is
See me or Phone. I am busy but can book another one.
I. D. BROWNFIELD
Phone 74 Herohey, Neb.
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WITH STANDARD LIFE POLICIES
Non-Cancollablo Accident and
Doublo Indemnity Provisions.
Disability Income Clause.
Monthly Life Income
Insuranco thnt Insures Protection thnt Protects
Fidelity Reserve Company
Home Office Fourth and Locust Streets,
North Platte, Neb.
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, MOTOR CAR...
Few days are too cold for comfortable ,
driving in this sturdy car.
Snug-fitting curtains, which open and
close with the doors, afford complete
protection from wind and snow.
The carburetor and starter are famous for
their prompt and dependable response
on cold mornings.
Cord tires, with safety treads, act as a
safeguard against skidding, and greatly
reduce the possibility of having to change
tires in disagreeable weather.
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December 8, 1922
DAN SWANSON, Commissioner of
Public Lands and Buildings.
Puro and Installment Iucomo
Premium Waiver Clause.
Post Mortom Dividends.
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