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THE BEE; OMAHA. MONDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1920.
Kept Prices Up
House Committee Chairman
Asserts That Government
Combined With Profit
eers to Pluck People
Chicago, 111., Sept. 26. (Special
Telegram.) That' billions hate been
wrung from the American people the
last three' years by a combination
between the Wilson .administration
and the profiteers, until ,at last the
people are refusing to bu and prices
are beginning to decline, was dc
blared in a striking statement
, by Congressman James W. Good,
chairman of the house committee en
appropriations alid head of.- the
fpeakers' bureau at republican head
quarters. - "A monstrous trade combination,
Mr. Good called it.
v ' "For nearly thrcev,eart." -said Mr.
Good, "prices have neeu ne!d''up by
the democratic administration and
the profiteers, llillions have hern,
extorted from the American people
by the combination. Only recently,
when the people 'began to abstain
Irom buying, did the combination be
gin to break down.",..
"There is plcntv of proof thi-; has
been the opirse of trade. At the end
of the. war. for instance. t!i 'admin
istration bad on band $121,000.0)10. of
surplus food Fitftplie$. But Secretary
Baker' at once adopted a , poiic"y ot
withholding from the market '.ill
armv supplies, so a to protect th
producers, in this case, the nacker.s
-.and storage concerns, -4rom a fall in
prices. So in spite-of Gen.-March's
restrictions, on November 30, ' 1918.
the $121,000 000 worth of meats, and
canned roods were held back
Mr. Good set forth a long list of
instances wh-'reiu. "surplus food
stuffs and sup:!ic. had been with
held from American (-consumers by
order of the administration. Manv
of these supplies were setft out of
the .country and $1,390,000,000 worth
of supplies, including food i left in
France at the close W The war, was
sold to France; at' 30 cents on .the
..dollar. Surplus sugar was sold
fiKfnirl ?t 1,-, w ttdfnri Aittrminliili"
were left in the open o rot, or sold
"These exampins might be, multi
plied indefinitely." said Mr. Gopd.
"There arc enough toi fill a book.
Never before has a ; government
gone into partnership with big
manufacturers to pluck a whole
.people to such an extent. FrcVm
their own official! statements in
Washington, the members of this
administration have followed the
policy of keeping up prices as long
"The only reason trices are de
clining now. is hat the administra
tion after one yt-ar and ten months,
is unable to maintain war conditions
in trade, and urable longer to stop
the operation of resolutions of a. re
publican congress intended to forc.
the sale of surolus goods held by
-the government. The people have
rebelled, have quit buying, have
erased "joing upto the counter to be
plucked. Consequently, not thejron
clad combination 'of the administra
tion and the profiteers can hold the
situation any longer. The American
people- have ony themselves to
thank for the change; they alone
have stopped the operation of he
most monstrous trade combination
in their historv." J
Auto Prices Due
For Gradual Drop
No Marked Reduction in Ma-
jority'of Cars at This Time,
DetroU Makers Sav.
C hicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased H ire.
Detroit, Sept. 2o. Automobile
prices are coming down, hut they
;ire going to use, the' safe and sound
industrial stairway and not the steep
toboggan advocated by Henry Fojd.
Captains of, industry emerged
from behind conference doors today
to announce their general policy in
the prioe reduction movement. 'All
ot them stated positively mat mere
will be neither -an immediate nor
early cut in their price lists. They
declared that the downward trend
of motor prices, which has been
under way, since the high cost peak
was reached several months ago,'
will continue through three principle
mediums: Growing efficiency of
abor: its consequent reduction in-
the coSt of producing materials, and
the ""reorganization of plant force
from steel mill to factory to meet
operating . demands on a ' nornnl
working basis. -A wholesale drcjp to
pre-war fricc level, they have de
cided, would not v only bankrupt
scores of automobile manufacturers,
dealers and . material men under
present financial ' conditions, but
might easily result in an industrial
panic. J he word that went out this
morning was: ( : (
"Sit tight. Make labor do a day's
work for a day's pay. Make a grad
ual reduction to normal prices.
possible by cutting overhead costs.
and. give material producers their,
chance to beat down the subnormal
4 values ' cf evervthing tbat goes' into
the motor car. - - '
L In their announcements, Detroit
manufacture! s qonfqrmed with the
policy ' announced by the General
Motirs corporation. ' ,
"Directors meeting this week in
New York'said H. If. Rice,' vice
president , of the corporation, "de
cided against any immediate pi"ice
cuts until reductions in the material
market make them possible. There
will be no present reduction in the
price of cars produced by the Gen
cral Motors corporation. No such
step is contemplated."
A survey completed by the Detroit
r.mplovers association, to ascertain
real facts in the , local labor situa
tion, ' shows that lo.yyy men arc
now employed in 80 Detroit fac
tories, not including the Ford plant.
There has been a reduction of 11
per cent -in labor employment since
April, due to iye railroad vstnke and
local difficulties in obtaining uoripal
More Truth Than Poetry
Br JAMES J. MONTAGUE
The wind is bleak; the skies are grey; '
The birds sit silent in the. trees;
No more I hear along the way
The drowsy murmur of the bees.-'
A crow disconsolately calls,
' And as the light "begins tq wane
A solitary splatter falls
The herald of approaching rain. , ,
But through the clouds I still can sie
A ber.ming sky. a radiant sun " t -The
world i3 bright and fair to me
j I went around , in eighty-one. ' .
The skies are blue; the wind is soft, ,
And all the afternoon along
The birds have poured their souls aloft c
- In rhapsodies of .loyful song.
And where tha sunbeams fall aslant
Upon the woods across the way
A thousand, insect choirs chant
The praises of a perfect day.1
But though there'sperfiime in jfte air ' j
And though the summer sun may shins,
My soul i3 filled wit grim despair
I went around in ninety-nine.
A putt that carries off the green,
A drive that tumbles off the tec,
A bunkered ball that needs sixteen
Or twenty strokes to get it free,
A chip that takes erratic ways? f
And rolls among the scattered stone, ;
Quite off the course, will dim the fays
Of any sun that ever shone..
. And though soft winds-blow o'er the lea j
And okie3 with radiant beauty flame,
No day is ever fair to me
- In tfe or golf, wheji off my game.
. V TT
WSftJ 1Y ARTHUR
. ' A Friend, Indeed.
The next morning Ruty Wren
awakened with a start. Somebody
was pounding at his door and
shouting , his name, as well. He
jumped out of bed to see what was
the matter. And, looking outside,
he beheld Mr. Chippy, with 16 of
his cousins, all very much excited
if one, might udge by their actions.
They were flying back and forth
past Rusty's doorway and chipping
in shafll and piercing tones.
"I've come for my son," Mr.
Chippy informed Rusty Wren.
'".Send-him out here at once or it
will be the worse for you"
"I'd be glad ;o get rid of him if
1 could." Rusty answered. "But. as
explained to you last night, he has
grow" so .big that he can jio longer
pass through my doorway."
VI don't care to argue with you,"
?.ir. l nippy replied, "just let m
have Chippy, jr., or v.x'll come in
Sheet metal workers in Columbus,
O., are practically 100 per cent or
ganized and recently have been
granted a 20 per cent increase in
I'M THE GUY
$3bp an Acre Is 'Paid for
" Gage County' Farm Land
Beatrice, Nek, Sept. .26. '(Spe
cial.) Xohn G. Buhr, a well known
farmer and. stock-raiser of the Filley
vicinity purchased the V. M. An
dersen p0-acre farm north of Filley,
for $300 an acre. The farm is one
of the best in the county. .
I'M TljlE GUV who demands
service un a restaurant whether
anyone els"e gets it or not.
l m there, to get a meal and I
want What I want when I want it.
I dou't care -vlio is being waited
on. bNhow busy the waiters are,' I
ejepect them to drop everything and
attend to me at ouoJ. s
And when my order is taken, I
want it to conic out of the kitchen
ahead of any order they may be fill
ing there. "! .. '
If I don't get the .kind of service
I want I intend roaring about it all
I please. If it disturbs the other
customers I should worry. I don't
care what kind of service, THEY
get and if getting mine delays theirs
let them howl, too.
And when my food comes to my
table I want just what I expected
it to be. If" anything is the least
bit unsatisfactory to pie, back to the
kitchen it must go,, and the head
waiter must come over to mjf table
That's me, every time. "
Copyright, 1920Tho'mpcon Featurn Service.
NO. USE TRYING .
You can't keep a good price down. '. " ' ,
LOOK WHAT ENGLAND IS UP AGAINST v '
Let's , not try to annex Mexico. Her new president is named
O'Bregon. , '
IT'S "A LISTLESS CAMPAIGN
About the only way to get out the vote this year will be to build the
polling places on golf courses or put moving pictures in them. ,
f . :
' Never Mind The Laughs.
ET J. J. MVNDT.i- I
Self-consciousness --your fear of
being laughed at has keen your
undoing more times than you care
As you' grow older you will realize
mdre and more how much this form
of vanity has hindered your progress
and kept ,you from doing ' many
things which would have benefited
you and added 'greater power to
your-money making qualities'.
As you look back onyour life'even -
now you can sec that you hau
been more independent of what
others thought about 'you and your
honest efforts you would have . been
much better off. - ' J ...... ..
Why did you "give up our. op
portunities on such slim ground?
Who knows but the plan to get
the best of you included the cmbar
rassement which it was known would
be yours under certain, circumstan
ces. ' s ' '' '
Why should you care what . a per-!
son of such caliber as would laugh
at your efforts would think of yon
and your ways and your methods?'
, The persons who amount to some
thing are always talked about and
you must school yourself to .forget
to ask yourself what the other fol
low .will think; fix your, mind on
what is best for you and yours and
then do it.--.-The
right sor, of folk will admire ,
you and your motives and
honest efforts and will , hot
time ridiculing you. U.
T T XJL i
Are the Oceans &o Named?,"
When, on November 27, 1520,
Ferdinand Magellan swept into
the calm waters "of that new sa
on which he was the first to sail,
,.he named it the .Mar Pacific, 6n
account" of Jts peacefully rolling
waters and its freedom from vio
lent storms, ' i
The Atlantic is .so 'called, ac
cording to some authorities, from
'the Atlas mountains near its east
ern shores, . and according to
others, from the rfabled island of
Atlantis whichwas situated near
the center of the ocean. ,
. The Indian ocean derives its
name from the. fact thaf it lies off
India and the Indies.
The Arctic ocean 5s directly
under the constellation "'of . the
Bear, and "was named from ttfe
Greek arktos, a bear. -'
Lying opposite the'' Arctic
ocean, the Antarctic means liter
ally "against or opposite to the
Tomorrow WHY does a ball
(Copyright, 120, fey the Wheeler
"I've Come for My Son," Mr. Chip
py Informed Rusty Wren.
side your house and get him. WVll
mak,c, trouble for you, too. Perhaps
you didn't know that kidnaping a
child is a- very serious act. I've al
ready asked Solomon Owl's opin
ion about this matter, and he ad
vises me to take myi child away
from you by force, if necessary."
"There's no sense in waiting any
longer," one of Mr. Chippy's cous
ins interrupted. "Let's go right in
and seize the lad."
At that the mob crowded round
Rusty Wren's door.' And the pert
gentleman who had I just spoken
thrust his head through the open
That; however, was as far as he
was. able to go. His shoulders were
altogether too broad for the small,
round passage. And though his re
lations attempted to push him into
the house, they-soon saw that they
would never succeed in their un
"Let me try I" another of. Mr.
Chippy's cousins cried. But he had
no better luck than the first.
Then each of the 14 remaining
cousins and then Mr. Chippy him
self had his turn at the door. But
every one of them found that he
was about two, sizes too big to
squeeze through it.
Rusty Wren, watching them from
inside his house,"- couldn't help
laughing, although it was really no
Though he was usually very mild,
Mr. Chippy grew terribly angry the
moment be heard Rusty'j laughter.
His 16jcousins began to scold, too.
Again they tried to crowd thro-h
Rusty Wren's door.' And they :..u!e
such an irproar that when Johnnie
Green stepped out of the farm
house before breakfast he couldn't
help noticing them.
"What's going on here?" he cried.
I And' he hurried to his "wren bouse.'
as he called Rusty c home, i an
drove away the noisy visitors
ihen he shinned up thi old cher
ry tree to Reep inside it. And as
soon as he reached the tin ca
which was? Ru-ty's bom- Johnni
Green thought he beard an unusua
cry within it.
"That doesn't sound like a wren!
he exclaimed. "It sounds exactly
like n chipping sparrow!" Then, as
he looked, he saw Chippy.' jrs
head, with its bright bay cap, peer
through the mouth of the syrup can
"There's a chippv inside my wren
house!" Johnnie Green shouted to
i'is idiuci, wno nau come 10 a win
dow to, sec what was going on
"Hew can I get him out.'
"Wait a" moment!" said Farme
Green. And soon he came and
handed Johnnie a-can opener.
"Cut out the end of the can." he
directed. "Tln you'll ie able to
reach ,-in and' get the little beggar."
.aiurany snippy, jr., cna not liKe
1o be called a "beggar." But he
couldn't-very well, prevent Farmer
Green from saying whatever he
released. ' -So he kept still, while
Johnnies Greefi quickly opened a
great hole in Rusty's house. 1 hen
Johnnie carefully lifted Chippy, jr.,
out of his prison and . gave him
toss Into the air. '
-That frightened young centlcman
wasted no time. He stopped to
touch his cap to nobody.-but flew
away to his home in tHe wild grape
vine, on the stone wall, as fast as
he could go. , .
Though he had kept quiet, the
whole Wren family had made a
great uproar. Glad as they were to
get rid of their tfoublesome guest,
they objected to having the whole
iront ot. tneir house torn cut.
'Indeed, Mrs. Kusty. began to get
ready to move out at once. And
everybody knows that moving is no
joke especially if one has six chil
But Johnnie Green bent the tin
into place again, so that it was al
most the sairie as new. ' In fact,
lhe house was even better than ever,
because it was more airy.
' And Rusty and his wife were so
glad to see the last of Chippy, jr.,
that afterward they never objected
in the least when Johnnie Green
called them "my wrens." They had
discovered that he was a good
friend to have.
(Copyright, Grosset & Dunlap.)
What Do You Know)
1. How wide is Brussels carpet?
Twenty-seven inches. v
2. When is the moon said to
"way?" When it increases.
3. What is the greatest difference
in time that two, places can have?
Twelve hours. ,t
4. How many divisions in a, poison
ivy leaf? Three.
. S. How many pounds heavier is
a long ton than a short ton? Two
hundred and forty pounds.
Winner: Bertha Peterson. 2450
St. Marys avenue, Omaha, Neb.
Holding a Husband
Adele Garrison's New Phase ot
Revelations of a Wife
How. 'can a growing tendency to
irritability best be handled in a girl
of 15? ,
It may be that, this girl is not well,
:J: Tier condition of health accounts
for her irritability. A doctor should
be consulted as. to this.' H she is
well, she should be helped to make
an effort to throw off this bad. hab
it for that is what it is.
What Madge Planned- to Do lor
' - Leila Fairfax.
Leila looked tip at me out of tean
ravaged eyes, and there was in them
the unreasoning stubbornness whiclj
one often finds in the loveable, cling
ing, child-like type of woman. Any
one who has ever , come' in contact
with it, knows that one could easier
combat the basic rock of the eternal
mountains than to overcome it with
argument or reason. Only some
great smashing fact can accomplish
"I know you think Rita is lying.
Madge," she said, wearily, "but I
can't help but believe her, although
I sh'll hateer always for the tell
ing of her news. But I 'cant ex
plain to you how I feel about it
only know that I cannot marry
v Leila Desperately Earnest.
"Can't marry Alfred!" The 'words
lett my lips m horrified protest.
Then I closed them tightly lest I
should say more, for I saw that, un
believable as it seemed, the child
'.vaS m deadly earnest. She meant
to overturn her whole life s happi
ness and that of the man shejoved
because of the lying tongue of Rita
I saw, also, that anything I could
sav would onlv crystallize her dc
termination. All I could do tor the
present was to avert any meeting
between her and Alfred until I
should have time to see Rita Brown.
There was the only hope I could
see to confront thc girl who lor
her own purposes had wrought this
evil,' and compel her to ruake the
fullest 'possible retraction .." and
apology, But bow to. do this! i
thought of Rita Browh's undeniable
mentality, her evil cunning, her ab
solute lack of principle, and I felt
my heart sinif at ine prospeci ui. ci
cumventing her. ..
That was a problem, however,
which cbuld be postponed for a few
hours. But the prospect ot Lena s
meeting Alfred and thrusting at him
he, decision she had just pronounced
to me, was sometnwg nimuncm
problem which h4 to, be v tackled
immediately. -1 cast about m my
mind for the best method of doinjr
this when she unexpectedly, and of
course unwittingly, aided, me.
"Of course you re shocKea, snc
inm-w to mv involuntary
protest, "but 1 must do what I think
best." Her pretty lips set in a stub-
i line. "But, Oh, Madge.
-. A. 411 himl
can t see mm just yec w -i.su in....
Can't you keep me-over here for a
day or two? I can't 1 lust cant
be in the same house with him
pt to meet him any minute:
"Everything Except Forgive"
I seized avidly upon the chance
he had unconsciously given me. I
anted so to manage things that
Alfred, if it were possible, should
never know of his little sweetheart s
lack of faith in him. That Leila's
subconscious resentment of Alfred's
voluntary dese'rtion o her for a
bachelor dinner was one cause ,ot
Rita Brown's easy victory. , I
shrewdly susoccted. I also realized
that if Alfred should come to know
of it, it would leave a little barb in
bis memory, most likely to tester in
time to come.
"Of course, I'll keep you here,' I
said, warmly". 1 11 da anything 1
can to make it easy for you. But
I want vou to oromise me that you
won't see Alfred or send any word
to Jiim without telling me first. ,
"The last thing I want in this'
world is. to see Alfred," she said,
her face twitching in protest against
her own words. '"I'll, do everything
you tell me except forgive him. That
I cannot do. ' You're sure it won't
inconvenience you my staying? I
brought the few things I needed in
my knitting vbag, so nobody would
She was very like a grieved, sulky
little girl running away from home,
as she looked up at me., I suddenly
felt years older and infinitely re
moved irom her viewpoint. But I
Order Branch of
' In United States
Plans to Unify Revolutionary;
Activities in This Country
Arc Formed at Moscoy.
Washington, Sept. 26. Establish
ment in the United States, of a
branch of the third Internationale,
with the object cf unifying the ac
tivities of the revolutionary organi
zations which function on the two
American continents, was ordered by
the Internationale at its - Moscow
meeting late in July, it has been
learn eel by officials here.
.To further the- spread of bolstie
visni. in the western hemisphere, res
olutions were adopted at Moscow,
the advices received here state,
pledging support, both moral and
material, to strikes, either economic
or political. Material aid is to be
furnished he strikers in money paid
by the American branch of the jn
tcrnatiouale. Secret; instructions adopted at the
Moscow meeting lare said to previde
for a general strike of workers, par
ticularly the railroad men and miners,
"if their capitalist governments show
any indications to strangle the revo
lution." All revolutionary sections,
the instructions state, "are formally
directed to support the ' Russian
soviet if they proclaim a revoution-
Spread of bolshcvlst doctrines to
the United StatC3 is part of a world-
wide campaign, tlie advices received .
here declare. .One) of t he resolutions '
adopted at Moscow asserts that "the
activities of the third Internationale
shbuld not by any means be limited
to the territories of - Lurope, but
should be extended to India. Af
ghanistan, Turkey, Persia, Korea,
China, Indo-C'hii:o and Latin-Aiucr-
lcan countries. ,
In this connection the instructions
provide for continuation bv the third
international?, of its activities inde
pendently of the treaties of peace
which may., be signed between soviet '
Russia and principal 'powers and
.without rejfard to the reestablish-
iiicni , oi Tjffnoimc anu uipiuiiidcic;
relations which may result from
Conclusion of a secret treaty be
tween the soviet government and ra
dical representatives of the peoples
ofthe cast at a recent meeting in
Baku, also . is: rep6rted. Confer
ences have been held with delegates
from the eastern nations as well as
a number 'of Americans, the reports
England is now raising funds at
the rate iof $50,000,000 monthly for
the- promotion of housing schemes
in that country. Plans have been
aporoved so far for more than 200,-
nn i 1
put my arms around her with the
pitiful yearning tenderness one gives
a grief-stricken child.
"Of course it won't inconvenience
me, child," I said. "There is no
room in the cottage, but I am' sure
Mrs. Lukens will let you stay in this
house as long as you wish, and it
is but a few steps from me. Stay
here until I arrange it with her."
S I put her in an easy chair and
walked swiftly from the room, be
fore she could comment or protest..'
I knew that she expected to be near
er me;, but, aside from the fact that
it would be an almost impossible
thing to arrange, I believed that it
would be a good thing for her to be
much alone for a day or two and
"invite her soul." To tell the truth,
I vijas both disappointed and irri
tated at the easy credence she had
given Rita Brown's falsehoods.
But all other feelings were
dwarfed by, the rage that shook me
against Rita Brow n. ' I promised
myself that if I could possibly come
off victor in' the contest, the details
of which I was already outlining, I
would show her no mercy.
r " . " . : ' . : :
FIRST NATIONAL IaNK
11 1 i .. .v-KrtWi
Morth Platte, Neb.
North IMalte has four banks, of which the new Platte
Valley State, now in course of completion, is one of the
leaders, showing statement of deposits as follows:
15, 1912. $106,806.88; May 16, 1920, J970.479.88. ,
-j The Shoe Market, one of the E. K. Buck chain of shoe
ptoresi, has been doinu a fine business here for -6 ye.ars. Mr.
Ym. Burger is the local manager. - , I
; Wpie Walker Music Co. is making a ereat success here
iirtKir liner " .
Brodbek Sons have the finest and most sanitary! meat
r.r.iet west of Omaha: have their own ice plant, sausage
factory and buy, kill and dress their own cattle.
.The Roberts Bros. Land Co. is a live going organization
f si.-f brothers. They did a businlS here ot over $850,000
lnt year and they have branch offices in Schuyler, Valen
tin and (happen
VIEW OF DEWEY AND SIXTH STREET, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA
NEW tROCHIAL SCHOOL
. . I"""1 f. ... " ." 1
NEW , FEDERAL BUILDING
NEW BUILDINGS FOR 1823
Standard Oi- Co
Piier Office rBuildinsr .
Dr. Twincm- Hospital
V. P. Icip .Station ,
Nebraska Telephone Co. .........
Approximately 160 New Homes..
Lincoln County Court House
Forty Blocks of New Pnvirig
Public Swimminc Pool
New Mfg. Plant'
in the state of N?-
term of five years
Lincoln county soil is -the best
braaka with an earning power over
i9i ..; .,
19' A ...... .
1919 s. ....... ....i ,
The fnnrres nhow an lncref.se from 10 to 20 ner cent
for the last five years.
A city and county of possibilities. A city with a fu
ture. A city you will be proud to live in.
Compiled by H. J. Moran, secretory of North Platte
Chamber of Commerce.
North Platte- Aerial Oo, offers free use of their field
to flyers, supplies and repair on the ground and sales
room at MeCab hotel.
The J. C. Venny Co. hav a large, modern department
ctore, carrying a complete line of up-to-date styles in wom
en's apparel and also men's and boys' clothing. H. J. Rath
mann is jnanager.
The Block Store, established in 1913, carries a complete
lfne of ladies' specialties and is dolne a fine business. Mr.
Block is compelled to seek larger quarters. ;
The Best Laundry Co. is modern in every respect and
does all kinds of laundry work and guarantees satisfaction.
Also has one-day service for hotels..
Tbe-'J. II. Stene Drug Store has been established for 20
years and carries a complete line of drugs, candies, periodi- ,
cals and paints. h - '. .
G. P. O'Brien has recently taken over the New Method
Tire Repair Co. and is now handling the Fisk, Sioux and
Miller tires. -.
The RUsh Mercantile Co. is the leading retail grocery
store, carrying a complete line of groceries and queensware.
E. T. Tramp & Sons are among the pioneer business men
of the city, having been in business here for 20 years. They
are now combining their two stores under one roof, carrying
a complete line of ladies' and misses' 'dresses, the John Kelly
shoe for women, and the Nettleton and Florsheim shoe for
men and boys. '
C. M. Austin conducts the leading jewelry storeand car
ries a fine lino of diamonds, watches, silverware end cut
glass, and is also an expert watch repairer. Mr. Austin
started here four years' aco with a work bench.
Goodman-Buckley, real estate and insurance also loans,
have been established her 20 years. . .
John H. Null has the only motorcycle and bicycle store
in the city asW also Jia a special repair shop. Mr. Null is
agent for thi Fladisonj-xcelsior and Cleveland motorcycles,
and the Dayton bicycle and has the agency for 27 counties.
The North Platfe Drug Co. is the Hexall Store and hai
been established 26 years. This is a real drug Btore that
"sella drugs." I , '- 1
The Hotel Palace Is one of the leading hotels. Has 76
rooms, a number with private bath tub or shower; electric
lights, telephone, hot and cold running water in every room;
new and complete throughout; restaurant and dining room
in connection, open all night.
The Geo. F rater Drug Store has a fine line of druirs, toilet
. articles stationery, periodicals, etc. ' '
Coates Lumber & Cocl Co.v are on f the best equipped
'lumber yards west of Omaha, doing a wholesale ' and retail
business in lumber and building material. . " ""-
The Field-Birge Co. also do a large business in lumber,
coal and building material, having two large yards.
The Stocy. Mercantile Co. has bjen established here j
only three years and grown wonderfully. ' They are now
occupying a large --etore front warehouse, 17 feet deep.
70 feet wide, and. -ere carrying a complete line" ot fruits, .
groceries, canned goods, cigars, tobacco add confectionery.
The Star Bottling and Mercantile Co., managed by H. M.
Porter, has been established 12 years. Through honesit
methods and goods cf quality they have acquired an ex
tensive trade throughout western Nebraska, Colorado and
The Stcgeniann Mercantile Co., retailers of high Crade
groceries and confections. The House of Personal Service."
H. Simond & Sons have an up-to-date, sanitary meat
market on the North Side and also their own sausage fac
tory. They kill and dress their own cattle.
F. D. Westenfeld Sons, established 12 years, have
a fine line of high grade groceries an4 stapla goods. Their j
business has grown very rapidly in the past few- years.
"Gamble With Springer." This is the slogan of two
hustling young men who started one grocery store here
May 6, 19il9, and now have four stores doing a thriving
business, "and they started with the proverbial thoe stfring."
They have also purohased $.18,000 worth of property ,
D. J. Antonidea, hardware and farming implements,
started here 9 years ago with a small store, 22x30, and
S700.00. He now has 6,000 feet of floor space and is still
crowded for room.,- He is doing a business of $35,000 a year.
The North Platte Flour Mills Is the largest flour mill
in western Nebraska and is logicjly situated for western
trade. They mill the Golden Glow and Cow brand flours,
which are always associated with their quality first suar
antee. H. G. Sudman's wholesale and retail bakery and con
fectionery is coming right to the front. This was formerly
Dickey's Bakery, but undeo the management of Mrr Sud
man it has made a big increase in the pa few months.
The Edwards-Reynolds Clothing Co. carry a complete
line of Col'.epian styles for men and young m4h; also boys
clothing, gent's furnishings, etc.
The Waltemath Lumber and Coal Co. have recently pur
chased the entire business of W. W. Young, ol Hershey,
dealer in lumber, coal, building material, farm machinery
"Billy's Place" is where everybody eats when in North
Platte. Good food, good service, reasonable prices. Win. F.
NEW LUTHERAN CHURCH.
NORTH PLATTE HAS
Hospitals Bakeries t
Taking care cf 110 Undertakers S
patients. Furniture Store.! 4
Grocery Stores 12 Ten Cent Sttore 1
Dry Goods Stores 4 Millinery Stores " 3
Clothing Stores 7 Insurance Agents 10
Ready-to-Wear Poultry and Eggs 2
Laundries 3 Grain Dealers 3
Drug Stores 6 Creamery ' 1
Barber Shops 7 Ice Mfg. - 2
Restaurants 7 Auto Dealers 11
Jiaawning Houses 9 Jewelers , 4
Banks 4 . Newspapers . 4
Music Houses ' 8 Poultry Farming
Plumbing Shops 5 Animal Husbandry
Nebraska lias more outos per capita than any other
state in the union. ' ,
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The NoFth Platte Country club owns and controls 146
acres of land just outside the city limits and has an irri
gation ditch running through it. A very, pretty club
house, also house anil barn for caretaker; 8-hole golf
course; two tennis courts. The approximate cost $65,000.
, NORTH PLATTE BRIGHT SPOTS
Population. 10.466 thriving people.
Fifth largest city in. the state of Nebraska.
l amed for its hospitality. , , i
2,800 feet above sea level.
Six square miles of area.
120 acres city parks.
Public camping ground.
Public landing field.
146 acres of Country club.
r0 acres fair grounds.
Best one-half mile race track in state.
Seven churches, approximate value $300,000.00.
Seven school houses, approximate value $870,000.00.
School enrollment 2,110.
Water and Sewer system, approximate value $120,000.
174 miles of irrigation ditches.
Teachers pro-rata, 82 : state, 84.
. Wealth pro-rata, $39; state, $32.
Prison rate very low.
Insane rate very low.
Largest railroad icing station in 17. S.
Western distributing point for Standard Oil Company.
Western relay elation for Western Union.
The fnmous "Scouts' Rest Ranch" is situated just out
side our cityjlimita.
Nebraska's Btate experimental farm two- miles south
and consists of 1,900 acres of the state's best soil. Ten
pretty farm houses and other farm buildings.
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