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By DONALD CHAMBERLIN Wo lived In a house sltuutccl on a park. I used to walk In the park a good deal and when the weather ad mitted often sojt reading on a bench located near the park wall. A row of houses backed up against the other sido of the wall, and one morning I saw a pretty girl sitting nt a second story window doing some fancy work. The situation suggested illrtatlou; but, though I kept my eye on the girl without cessation, 1 could not detect from her nctlons thnt she was con sclous of my presence. When I had remained on the bench so long that I felt to remain longer would seem as If I were wntchlng her I withdrew. 1 was telling my sister Kate about my observation and regretting that I could not win a single glance from my beauty. "How do yon know you didn't?" ask ed Kate. "How do 1 know? Why. she kept her eyes on her work all the while." "Humph! I once sat In a window and kept my eyes fixed on a young man in a window opposite without his knowing it." "How did you do it?" "By a mirror." "You don't mean itl Is that the way girls do?" "When they want to." "I don't believe tills girl wants to." "I'll go with you some time, and if I can get u look at her I'll let you know whether her indifference Is as sumed or not" Kato went with me, and luckily tho girl was sitting at the window. Tho latter did not scruple to look down upon us quite frequently. "She seems to bo more Interested in you," I said, "than Bhe is in mo." "No; she's interested in you. When you were alone she would not appear to notice you. Now that I am here she Is making up for lost time." "The dickens you say! You must como hero with me every day." "Indeed, I will not. If you haven't tho courage to manage tho affair your self you'll have to let it drop." "What shall I do next?" Kate thought a moment, then told mo to send a box of cut flowers anony mously. I had sufficient courage for that, for the girl would have no reason, so I supposed, to think thnt I had sent tho gift, so I acted on Kate's advice. The next morning, nrmed with maga zines and newspapers, I took my scat on the bench. In a vase on a mantel in tho room occupied by my charmer were tho llowers. I waited for her to appear at tho window, but she did not, and Lwent home. "Nothing gained by the flowers," I said to Kate. "They're on her mantel, but she did not como to tho window, and I fancy she has a lover whom she suspected of having sent them." Kute laughed and said she would go out to the bench and have a look at them. When she returned she said: "Dick, you're a fool." "Why do you say that?" I asked hopefully. "She has put the llowers In the only place In the room where they could bo seen from the bench." I was delighted. Why had I not noticed that? "What shall 1 do next?" I asked. "Well, you might write a message and hold it so Unit she can read it without appearing to mean it for her." "She couldn't read letters less than two or three Inches high at that dis tance." "Mako them a.s large as you like. Hut she can use n glass." "You don't menu thnt tills girl would descend to that with a man she hns never met?" "She's not so nice but that she will do nny spying that will not be found out Of course you must sit with your back to her. else film can't see the mes sage." "1 see. What message shall 1 write?" "The words 'May 1 call?'" "Good gracious! Without an intro duction?" "Leave that to her. However, you had better write your name and ad dress," , I wrote the message in charcoal and held It up with my back to the win dow. By this time I had learned some points myself and held a pocket mirror so that 1 could see the window. Before long I saw the girl leveling a pair of opera glasses at me. With my tiny mirror, notjnore than nn inch in diameter, i could see iicr straining to decipher my message. To my delight It took her some time to do so. "It's all right," 1 said to Kate when I got home, and I tohl her what had occurred, adding that I should take my field glasses with uie the next day to read the answer. "You'll not get an answer In that way?" said Kate. "Why not?" "Because It wouldn't be ladylike." "How will I get It?" "1 don't know." A few days later a girl told Kate that a friend of hers wished to know her. Kato assented to nn Introduction. The girl who wished to mako the acquaint mice was tho girl nt tho window. "Eureka!" I cried, dancing around tho room. "And she asked you to bring nie to call on her?" "She did no such thing. She was not so bold. I nskod her to como and boo me. When she does tho rest will bo easy." The rest wns as easy as falling off a greased log, To Calculate Congretiea. To dctcrmlno tho years covered by n given congress double the number of tho congress and ndd tho product to 1760. Tho result will be the year in which tho congress closed. Take, for example, the Thirty-fifth congress. Doubllug It gives us seventy; ndd 1789 and wo have 1850, the year in which, on March 4, the Thlrty-llfth congress closed. To find the number of a con gress sitting In nny yenr subtract 17S0 from the yenr. If tho result Is an oven number half thnt number will give the congress of whicli tho yenr in question saw the close. If the result is an odd number add one, and half tho result will give the congress in which the year In question wns tho first year. Take, again, the congress sitting in 185a Subtract 17S9 from ISoS and the result Is sixty-nine. Add one, making seveuty, nnd divide by two, showing that the Thirty-first congress was hold ing Its first regular session in that par. Tho year 1781) is the basic num ber, because that was the yenr in which tho First congress under the constitution convened. Philadelphia Press. Ironing the Tablecloth. A tablecloth should be pulled into shape before being Ironed. After it is pulled into shape, fold it together lengthwise through the middle, so that the wrong side will bo outsldo; then turn back the edges at each side so that the cloth is In four long folds, ench fold of the same width. The outer folds will now be right side out. Iron these two outer folds, then turn them Inside and iron the two inner folds thnt are now outside nnd nre the right side of the tablecloth. When tho four folds are thus finished tho long length can bo doubled back and forward tho de sired width, but tho crosswise folds should not be Ironed In. Papers can be placed where the tablecloth hangs over on tho floor from the Ironing board. A little practice will soon make you per fect. Tho old fashioned way was to first Iron a tablecloth on tho wrong side, but the tablecloths coming under my observutlon that look the best are Ironed in the mnnncr nbove described. Eunice nnsklns in Independent Farmer. An Ideal Island. The Island of Ascension, In the At lantic, belonging to Grent Britain, is unique in many respects. There Is no private property in hind, no rents, no taxes and no use for money. The docks nnd herds are public property, and the meat Is Issued as rations. So are the vegetables grown on the farms. When nn island flshermnn makes a catch ho brings It to the guardroom, whence It Is Issued by the sergeant ma jor. Practically the entire population are sailors, and they work at most of tho common trades. The climate Is al most perfect. The islnnd Is 8 by 0 miles In size nnd has a population of about -loO. It Is 2"0 miles northward of St. Helena nnd is governed by n captain appointed from the British navy. Hamadan In History. Hamndan seems to be certainly the Ekbatana, the summer residence of the ancient Persian kings, where Alexan der the Great stored his enormous loot from Persia, estimated at over 41,000, 000. But there Is topographical diffi culty nbout identifying it with the ear Her and still more Interesting Ekbata na described by Herodotus, the city where the first Median king, Dcioces, realized the ideal of royal Isolation by shutting himself up in n palace on top of n hill, surrounded by seven fortified circles of different colors descending the slopes In order and allowing the In habitants of these to eoniinunlcnte with him only by writing. Either this story is a myth or the Ekbatana of Herodotus is to bo found on a hill be tween Hamadan nnd Tabriz. London Chronicle. Eating and Fighting. It Is not creditable to a thinking peo ple that the two things they most thank God for should be eating nnd fighting. We say grace when w nre going to cut up lamb nnd chicken, and when we have stuffed ourselves to an extent thnt an orang outnng would be ashamed of we offer up our best praises to tho Creator for having blown and sabered his "images." our fellow creatures, to atoms nnd drenched them In blood and dirt Leigh Hunt. Cream Sauce. To make a satisfactory cream sauce, first put the milk on and whllo this Is getting warm rub the butter nnd flour together until smooth. As soon ns the milk comes to tho boil gradually add the creamy mixture while the milk continues to boll, and the finished sauce will be quite smooth. Close Call. "Pa," said little Jinimle, "I was very near getting to tho head of my class today." "How was that, Jiminlo?" "Why, n big word came nil the way down to me, and If I could only liavo ipolled it I should have gone clear up." Exchnnge. Intelligent Lad. Employer Boy, tnko this letter and wait for an answer. New Boy Yes, sir. Employer Well, whnt nre you wait ing for? New Boy Tho answer, sir. Boston Transcript The Pessimist. "Pa, what Is a pessimist?" "My son, n pessimist Is n man who when given his choice between two evils takes both of them." Life. The Place For Him. "Ho's so reckless he's always taking chances." "Oh, do send him to our charity bazaar." Bnltlmoro American. His Affinity By WILLIAM CHANDLER "Jim," snld my friend Mrs. Mow bry, "why don't you get married?" "Nonsense. Helen! You know as well as I that we men don't marry the women; they marry us." "But." Helen persisted. "If no wom an chooses to take the trouble to bring you down and you don't care to re main single, deprived of wife, chil dren ami the comforts of a home, It seems to me that you had better bestir yourself." Helen was a matchmaker. 1 knew she had some scheme on hand and waited for lier to declare it "I can ninko It easy for you," she continued. "I know a girl who, like you, lias put off innttiinony too long and lias begun to realize that sho is drifting toward a lonely old spinster hood. I have offered to help her out I have Invited her to spend July nnd August with me at Fernwood. I shall have other guests during the summer, both men and women. I shall tell her that 1 have a man In view for her. How would you like to be that man?" "Helen." I exclaimed admiringly, "you are tho queen of matchmakers! Had you told me you had a girl for mo and introduced mc to her, she nnd I, knowing of your plan, would doubt less have spurned each other. Your proposal is delightful. I enter into it with all my heart. But why do you assume that there will be a nutural se lection between us?" "I don't I simply assume that you nre persons of opposite sex who seek n mate. The mute being nt hand, per haps you will recognize it if you nre left to yourselves to do so.'f I spent a number of week ends nt Helen's country scat besides two weeks in August. I fancied she had got up the scheme to muke a match between mo and some dear friend of hers, nnd I be lieved thnt I might find out the young lady by the fact that she wns some one Helen adored. But I knew that Helen would conceal this adoration from mc. I settled upon a Miss Jewett, one of her guests during the summer whom I hud heard her speak of quite often before as the lady between whom nnd mo there wns to bo a natural selec tion. Miss Jewett wns evidently a youug woman not especially of beau ty or endowed with such lightweight frivolities ns are usually attractive to men. In other words, there wns n lot to her, though I admit the words aro a very poor description. I met her nt a week end visit early In tho summer and, having settled upon her ns tho lady intended for me, showed her con siderable attention. To tell tho truth, sho interested me in conversation nnd I preferred her company. I met her nt Helen's ugaln In July and wns counting on further pleasant moments with her, but this time she was principally taken up with a Mr. Judklns, whom she secinqj never to tire of. If I were talking with her and Judklns came up she would dismiss me with a nod, accompnnied by u smile, nnd I wns thus commanded to give place to him. After three days at Kernwood I went back to town dis gruntled. During the longer periotl I spent at Fernwood Miss Jewett wns again n visitor there. She seemed delighted to meet me ugaln, nnd wo were getting on nicely when that follow Judklns re appeared, and again my ussoclatlon with Miss Jewett wns broken up. "I suppose," I gnfmbled to my host ess, "that you've got another couple besides me nnd my unknown to bring together Miss Jewett nnd that cad Judklns. What she can see in him" Helen smiled and turned away with out listening to the rest of It. and, I went off to hunt up sonic of the other spinsters, none of whom interested me In the least Judkins went away Sun day afternoon, nnd I spent Sunday evening in n tete-n-tete with "his se lection," which wns what I considered her. She had the tact to ignore him now thnt he was gone, nnd I had never known her to be so entertaining. Not long after this I told Helen that her selection plan for me must hnvo gone awry, since 1 hnd evidently run ncross Judklns' nihility. But she turn ed the Htibjoet. giving nut no satisfac tion. The summer passed without any se lection between me und n girl, so far ns I could see, but during (lie winter I saw n great deal of Miss Jewett I ceased to be interfered with by Jud klns and well, to make u long story short, I made u mutch with Miss Jew Etfc Tom Mowbry and his wife were ut the wedding, and nfter the cere mony Tom handed his wife n valuable pearl necklace. 1 asked liow he came to give It to her on that especial oc casion. "She won it on a bet. Last winter sho bet me that within a year she would mako a match between you and the wife you have Just married." I turned to Helen: "You played me fnlse. My nihility wns In your secret" "Of course she wns. Didn't you say, 'Wo men don't marry tho women; they marry us?' " "Thank you very much, Helen," said my wife, "for helping mo out I am suro wo Khali lo very happy." "How about Judklns?" I asked In wonderment "Stool pigeon!" shouted Tom. "Great Scott!" I exclaimed. "Is thero no honor among women?" "Yes." snld Helen;, "the same honor there Is among thieves." DR. J. S. TWINEM, Physician and Surgeon. Special Attention Given to Gynecolog) Obstetrics and Children's Diseases. Office McDonald State Bank Building Corner Sixth and Dewey Stroots. Phones, Office 183, Resldenco 283 Geo. B. Dent, Physician and Surgeon. Special Attention given to Surgery and Obstetrics. Office: Building nnd Loan Building Phone Uthce 13U ) Residence 115 MINNESOTA MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. Founded 1880. It's tho household word in Western Nebraska. It's Old Line, tho best mon ey can buy. It's what you need, for a savings bank nnd Insurance that in sures. They all buy it. "There is a Kenstui" For further information Phono, call or address J. E. SEBASTIAN, Gen'l Ajjenl. Tho Old Lino Man NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA. DEItHYKEIUtY & FOJMiES, Licensed Enilmlmers Undertakers und Funeral Directors Day Phone 234. Night Phono Black 588. Legal A'otlce. To John Richard Neary, Anna Neary, Mead County Hank, a corporation, nnd to John Doe, real name un known, Receiver of Mead County Hank, n corporation, non-resident dotciidnnts: You and each of you will take notice that on tho 14th day of February, 191G, Zara I. Mitchell, plaintiff, filed hor certain action in the District Court of i Lincoln County, Nebraska, against' you and ench of you, tho object and prayer ol which nro to quiet title lu plaintiff nnd in John Richard Neary n tho following described lands situ ate In Lincoln County, Nebraska, to wit: Lot Eight (8), lilock Ono Hun dred Five (10r). of tho nrielniil town of the City of North Platte each an1 undivided one-half Interest and to I forecloBo that certain mortgage owned by plaintiff upon an undivided one-' linlf l..n.w.l p r o . 1 ' nun iiili'iudl ui mini ljUl o imiuo oil July 23, 1900 to F. J. Uroekor upon which there is claimed to bo due tho sum of $50.90 nnd In tho failure of defendants to pay said niortgugo for a decre of foreclosure thoreof. Mead County Hank Is made party defendant by vlrtuo of a second mortgage hold upon all of Lot 8 and to quiet tltlo of plaintiff against said mrtgago aH to her interest in snld premises nnd to hnvo said mortgage decreed Junior and Inferior to nluintlff'a lion nnd fnro- 'cioseuro said defendant Mead County Hank, Its successors und assigns of nil equity of redemption, right, title and Intorest in said described premises. You nnd euch of you are required o answer said petition on or hoforo tho 27th dny of Marph, 1910, or your de faults will ho taken and Judgment en tered ngalnst you ns in said petition prayed. ZARA I. MITCHELL, Plaintiff. By E. JI. EVANS, flG-Gw Her Attorney. Encouraging the Employee Wo feel sure that the best service is only to be had when fidelity and loyalty are reciprocal in employer and employee. It is our purpose to pay employees sufficient compensation to secure their best services and so they may live in as comfor table circumstances as tho men and women engaged in other1 lines of work. We strive to assist worthy omployees to accumulate by making it easy for them to acquire a financial interest in tho business. Nearly half of all the men employed by this company aro stockholders in the company. We have endeavored to keep our working quarters sani tary and comfortable, for without such conditions the best work would not be possible. With no expense to the employes, we provide for sickness,, disability, injury, old age and death in a broader spirit than any corporation or government. To make for tho highest efficiency in our personnel, we rig idly enforce the principle of advancement dependent upon integ rity, ability and meritorious work alone. NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY Order of Hearing on Original Probate of Will. Stato of Nebraska, Lincoln County, bs. In the County Court. In the Matter of tho Estate of Joseph Horshey, Deceased. On reading and filing tho petition of Hnttlo Maud Hershcy, praying that tho Instrument filed on the 2d day of Foo ruary, 191G, and purporting to bo tho fnst Will and Testament' of the said edceased, may bo proved, approved, probated, allowed and recorded as the last Will and Testament of tho said Joseph Horshey, deceased, and that the execution of said Instrument may bo commltftcd nnd tho administration of said estate may bo granted to Hnttlo Maud Horshey as Executrix. Ordored, that Fobruary 25, A. D. 1 DIG, nt 9 o'clock a. in., is assigned for hearing said petition and also for hearing on tho application of Hattic M. Horshey for un allowance of I1R0.00 per month pending administration, when all portions interested in said mutter may appear at a. County Court to bo held In and for Bald Coutr.y, mid show causo why tho prayor of petition er should not bo granted; and that no tice of the pondency of said petition and tho hearing thoreof, be given to all persons interested in said aiatter by publishing n copy of this order In tho North Platto Tribuno, a semi-weekly newspaper printed in snld County, for three successive weeks, prior to said day of hearing. GEO. E. FRENCH, f43w County Judge. Atiieiiilnientfo'Arilclus of Incorporation Notlco is hereby given that at tho annual meeting of tho stockholders of the Coates Lumber & Coal Co., urtlclo number two of the Articles of Incor poration wns amended to read as fol lows: "Tho general naturo of the business to bo transacted oy said corporation shall bo the manufacture, tho whole sale and tho retail dealing in flour, grain, lumber, fuols, hardware, paints, oils, glass, mouldings, mill work, stone, brick, lime, cement, plaster and all kinds of building material, fuels, grain, Hour nnd general merchandise busi ness of ovory description; tho con struction, maintenance, and operation of mills and machinery for tho manu facture of lumber und all kinds of building material; the construction, innintenanco and operation of elova tors and mills and machinery for tho manufacture and oporatl n of the dour and grain business; tho buying, soil ing, leasing, owning and operating lumber and coal yards and other real estate and personal property includ ing mills, olovntors and stores; buy ing and soiling of renl estate, and ta do n general contrncting business and nil otlior thlngB necessary, proper, usual and essential In carrying on nny business referred to In this section." In witness whoreof we hnvo hereun to set our hand nnd tho official seal of said corporation this 11th day of Fobruary, 1910. ELMER COATES, (SEAL) President. A. A. TANNER, Socrctnry. .Vol Ire for l'ulillrnlloii Korlul No. 0GG02. lie IHirliiifiil of Ihf Inlfrlor t' H. Lmiil OIIICo nt North Platte, Nbr Fob. 2, 1910 Notice Ih hereby kIvoii that I.ooy CarrlKiui, of North Plutto, No'or.,, who, on Doc. 28, 1912, mndn HoinoHtoail ontry No. or(!02, for 814 of HW, Section -1. Township 12, N. HaiiKo 31, W. tilh Prin cipal Meridian, litis niert notlco ol' inten tion to mako Until thrcn year Proof, to oHtubllHh claim to tho land above des cribed, before tho Register and Receiv er, nt North Plntto, Nebr., on tho 27tn duy of March. 1910. Claimant names ns wUiioh.ios: Carl Hrocdcr, Marshall L. Orton, John Yf. Fowler, ThoniuH Klmmermnn, all of North Platte, Nebr. J. 10. KVAN8. f8-Cw Resistor. J. B. KEDFIELD. PHYSICIAN & SUItGEON Successor to HYSICIAN & SURGEONS HOSPITAL Drs. Redfleld & Redfleld Office Phone C42 Res. Phono 076 JOHN S. SIMMS, M. D., Physician and Surgeon Office B. & L. Building, Second Floor. Phono, Office, 83; Residence 38. Sheriffs Sale By virtue of nn order of snlo Issued from tho District Court of Lincoln County, Nobrasku, upon a decreo of foreclosure rendered In said Court whorcln II. J. Church Is plaintiff, and Elmer 10. Hopkins ot nl are defend ants, nnd to mo directed, I will on tho 18th day of March, 1910, at, 1 o'clock p. m at tho east front ddor of tho Court Houbo In North Platte, Lincoln County, Nobraska, sell at Public Auc tion to tho highest blddor for cash, to satisfy said decree, interest nnd costs, tho following described proper ty, to-wlt Enst half of Southwest Quartor (EV of SW4) and West half of the Southeast Quarter (W1. of SEVi) Section Thirty-three (33), Township Nino (9), Range Thirty-two (32), west of tho Cth P. M Lincoln County, Ncbrnsku. Dated North Platte, Nebraska, Feb. 14, 1910. fl5-5w A. J. SALISBURY, Sheriff. Order of Hairing on Petition for Set- dement of Account Stnto of Nebraska, Lincoln County, ss. In tho County Court. In tlia Matter of tho Esfato of Howard F. Jeffrey, Doccased. On reading and filing tho petlton of Etta S. Campbell, neo Jeffrey, prny ng a final settlement of her final ac count, filed on tho 7th day of Febru ary, 1910, and for u decreo of distribu tion and descent of real estate and her dlschnrgo. Ordered that March 3, A. D. 191C, at 9 o'clock a. m., Is assigned for hear ing snld petlton, when nil persons in terested In said mnttor may appear at a County Court to ho held In and for said County, nnd show cnuse why tho prayer of tho petitioner should not bo granted ; nnd that notico of tho pen dency of said petition, nnd tho hearing thereof, bo given to all persons intor OBted in snld matter by publishing a copy of tills order in tho North Platte Tribuno, a seml-weckly newspaper printed In snid County, for three suc cessive weoks, prior to snld dny of hearing. f0 ., GEO. E. FRENCH, w",w County Judge. .Notice For Publication Serial 05283. Jlcpnrtmcnt of the Interior U. S. Land Office, North Platte, Nobr. Not co is hereby given that Joseph R. Ellsworth, of North Platto, Nobr., who, on Oct. 14, 1911 mado Homestead entry No. 05283 for N& of NEV4 and SW4 of NEtf, Section 14, Township 14, N., Range 30, W. Gtli Principal Merdiun has filed notico of intention to mako final threo yqnr Proof, to es tablish Claim to tlin la nil fihnvn ilna. crlbcd before tho Register hnd Re ceiver, nt worm Platto Nebr., on tho 28th day of March, 1910. Claimant names as witnesses: O. H. Covoll, W. S. Bunting, Fred Slmants, C. P. Campboll, all of North Platte, Nobr. J. E. EVANS, fS-Cw Register.