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i-im I D The Space Between Your Corn and Cotton Rows is Valuable. Why Not Use It? We have a John Deere Van Brunt One-Horse Fertilizer Disc Drill in stock that we want tc show you because with it you can plant between your corn or cotton rows, or in any small plot of ground. The outer discs swing in when coming in contact with the growing crop, dodge it and return to their place, thus making use of all of the soil. You can use this drill with any size horse on your farm. The hitch is easily adjustable. Come In and Inspect This Drill DERRYBERRY & FORBES Implement Co., Norlh Platte, Neb. INCORPORATED 1887. Mutual Building and Loan Association, Of North Platte, Nebraska. RESOURCES OVER ONE The Association has unlimited funds at its command to assist in the building or purchase of homes for the people of North Platte. If you are interested, the officers of this Association will render every assistance and show you how easy it is to acquire your own home. T. C. PATTERSON, BESSIE F. SALISBURY, President. Secretary. S. M. SOUDER Liberty Land Company Office Over Re'xall Drug Store. Choice Farm Land in Lincoln and adjoining Count ies. Also some good Ranches. Houses and Lots in all parts of North Platte. Look for tho Dig l sign. m Model No. 10 ill Sinnle Tub M Electric a miirnni.n...tiii. Swinging Wringer TMi Model offer tha houiewifa the adrantagea of the movable swinging -wrlncer without the bench equipment of other l models, waaher tub Is ql exactly th tame at that j used on other models (lh all modern Improve. 'Mnients. Electric motor la W 1 rfiTiWnnTnof will nnt ''A "burn out." Wrineer Ma wrings to any position and y his Safety Quick Ileleasa fcatnre. Tub is equipped with tt special adjustable casters which permit of r.t.lrw nr Inwerflnif tn any position. tOjl.jj...u i.u.L.JjHffm'm A Washer that that "will suit you bo cause 50,000 Houswivos uso it ovory Monday. A Washer that is famous for what it DOES. Thero is no bettor Washer made for durablo. WaBhes and attaches to any electric light sooket guaranteed. Tito Talaallo Books FREE And another thing about this drill that we want you to under stand thoroughly is that it Is equipped with the famous pat ented, adjustable gate force feed that is employed on the large Van Brunt Grain Drills used to extensively in the big fields of the Northwest. This force feed compels the seed to leave the grain box in even, continuous streams, the same amount going into each and every furrow. And it distributes any standard fer tilizer as thin or as thickly as desired. MILLION DOLLARS. T. F. HEALEY m m i i irvr m i j c B Kl U --wTho7- For filial it v m The Choice of Women Who Know your sorvico. It is simple, strong and wrings by power. 4 great models Two completo books of formulas on washing and dry cleaning. Call and got theso. NORTH PLATTE LIGHT & POWER CO. j 1 Bag of Peanuts i: By ALDEN CHAPMAN I (Copyright, 1111, by the Western News paper Union.) Warren Dole drove n delivery wagon with the sntne vim, nbnmlon nnd en joyment Unit he would have oxcrclsed hntl It been n chnrlot. lie had opened hie eyes wide, In tho midst of keen pleasures and great expectations, a letter had como from an Indulgent uncle apprizing him of thn fnet that a prent Hood hnd swept nwny tho plant upon which he depended for his revenue. "Coming on to stand by your Bide and work tooth and null for you," wrote tho loynl-souled Warren, but ho received n reply, prompt and ilnul : "Stay where you aro and make a man of yourself. There are too many gathering up the wreck of my for tune ulready." Then Warren went the rounds of his friends clearly apprised of tho dif ference between uu heir expectant nnd a pauper without even a position, sold Off his bachelor belongings nnd re moved from n sumptuous suite to a small room In a cheap quarter. II o sent the proceeds to his uncle nnd started out to face life with u capital comprising perfect health nnd a clear conscience. Warren chuckled as he drove a little covered delivery wagon the first day of his acceptance of the only Job that came his way. He possessed a rnre sense of humor nnd tho qualntncss of his position amused him. In tho back of the wagon was a great wooden box that usually held bushels and bushels of crisp salted peanuts. Warren wus In fact one of u numerous group who went around dally and filled the glass penny-ln-tlio-slob machines which held "Grlgson's Famous One Cent Lunches." Tho machines wero set wherever there was a likelihood of the passer-by being attracted by the fact that the expendi ture of a mere cent would secure a toothsome handful of the anomalous fresh salted penuuts. One of the most nrdent of tho cus tomers of the luxury was Benny Lee. He had ucqulred a penny ono morning and had started out early to invest In his favorite esculent Warren, on his way to headquarters to secure his daily supply, saw tho little fellow ap proach a corner machine, Insect his penny In Its slot and turn tho supply controlling knob. No result the glass container was empty. Little Benny shook the machine, pounded It, a look of distress on his fuce, and ho began to cry. Warren pulled up promptly. "Empty, my little man," he spoke. "Now hop up here beside mo, nnd I'll see that you - get the most famous penny's worth of peanuts any boy ever happened onto." It wus less than a mile to tho ware house, nnd once arrived there Warren gave Benny a big paper bag and led him to a chute. "Hold It under the end here," di rected the big-hearted Warren, and Benny's eyes bulged as at tho touch of a lever tho chute disgorged a torrent of peanuts, filling tho bag to overflow ing. Within an hour Benny was back homo with his wonderful story of a real living Santa Claus and his won derful treasure. It was that same afteVnoou that Warren Dole, passing n tree-shadedt yard near to the point where he had met little Benny, halted to survoy a sccno that did his heart good. Seated on the grass wero nearlj a dozen llttlo children, and near them wooden plates heaped high with peanuts. Benny was In view ns host of the happy coterie, while near by, dishing out lemonade, was a graceful, sweet-facod girl, un mistnknbly his sister. "Oh, there's my friend 1" cried Ben ny, and bolted for tho fence. Tho young lady followed him, for Benny had seized her skirt and insisted on an Introduction to "tho bestest man In the world," and when a few minutes later Warren pursued his way, It was with a lovely faco dancing beforo his mental vision. It got to bo so beforo tho month was over that Warren Dole called fre quently at the homo of Adrlenno Wes ton. Ho had como to learn that tho grizzled, harsh-featured man he occa sionally saw about the placo was Ben ny's father and Adrleuno's stepfather. Mr. Weston was a drinker, treated tho two with llttlo kindness, and Warren with a Jealous pang learned that ho was Intent on ranrrylng Adrlenno to a favorite boon companion whom Adrl enno detested. In tears, nfter she and Warren had become better acquainted, Adrlenno told of her misery and her fears. "My stepfathor says ho will tako llttlo Benny away from mo and turn me out on the street lf.I do not marry his friend," sobbed Adrlenno. "Ho has got so, too, that when he Is la drink he abuses both of us dreadfully," and from tho confession thero grow a plan that solved nil tho distress of tho troubled Adrlenne. One nfternoon when the cruel step father was on ono of his drinking bouts an extraordinary wedding pro cession left tho Weston place. Warren and Adrlenno led, arm In arm, Benny coming after, tugging at a suitcase. Thero was a call upon a minister, nnd thon tho little party took a train for the old home of Warren. For ho had received a letter from his uncle, in forming him that out of tho wreck of his estate sufficient salvago had been acquired to start his favorito nephew in business and maintain n ploasant home for all hand around. Great Waterways of United State Seem to Visiting Europeans to De Neglected. A Chlnnmnn who travels In the United States is certain to remark; "What grnnd rivers, but how lonely l" By utilizing their rWers 400,000,000 Chinese have managed to get along without railroads, n feat incompre hensible in occidental countries. A visitor from continental Europe would say: "Your rivers of the Mississippi valley are unequnled as n gift of na ture. But where Is the commerce? Where the permanently deepened channels, united with correspondingly deep canals for heavy freight, like those connecting the Ithlne, Danube, Rhone, Loire and others?" Our only nnBwcr could be thnt we have as yet scarcely nind n beginning with our splendid streams In tho most pro ductive valley on earth, says the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Yet with re markable energy, promptness and success we constructed the great canal between tho Pnclfic and Atlantic oceans, paying tho entire cost our selves and opening It on equal terms to all nations. One reason for tho backwardness with our majestic rivers nnd their mnny navigable tributaries Is that we have never taken up the subject with duo seriousness nnd de cisive purpose. We have been dis mayed when told thnt the problem In volved hundreds of millions in money. But since 1014,' Including tho next fiscal yenr, congress has appropriated 547,000,000,000. Tho word "Impos sible" should not bo reserved for use against n profitable Investment like Improved waterways. Necessity knows no law. A vnBt emergency presented Itself thnt de manded the expenditure of tho ?47, 000,000,000 in five years. Ono of the first problems In tho nntlonnl emer gency was transportation. The rail roads, of course, were pushed so hard that the government felt compelled to take them In hand. Adequate water ways would have been of enormous advantage, but tho big rivers heard lit tle sound save their own dnshlng. "Wo can't nfford to Improvo the rivers," was the old view. Tho ob vious truth Is that we can't nfford not to Improve them. CHART OF GREAT USEFULNESS Record Said to Have Saved Many ' Thousands of Dollars for Big Telegraph Company. One of the big telegraph companies not long ago completed a chart that shows all tho wires used In the land service of tho company. There are about 1,000,000 miles of wires in all. Each wire is represented by n lino on the chart, and a number, with figures to lndlcnto tho material and the gauge. Tho chart nlso shows the routo of every cut-In, whether It Is for opera tion or for testing. Besides thnt, tho map shows the cross connections be tween the vnriouB wires In each office, and even tho office assignments of tho various circuits. The chart covers 70 sheets, each three feet by five. If mounted edgo to edge It would form one map 27 feet high nnd 05 feet long. In order to handle the record conveniently, tho sheets are mounted In steel frame pan els that swing like the leaves of a gigantic book. It is snid that this chart is tho first single comprehensive record of the mnterlnl, tho size, the position nnd tho purpose of every wire operated by tho Western Union Tele graph company. Having such n record has already saved ihousnnds of dol lars that might havo been spent In construction work hnd not tho chart shown nn alternative scheme thnt was better. ' Tho Parlor 'Bolshevik. A parlor bolshevik at a tea In Groen wlch village shrilled: "Our army of occnpatlon Is tyrnn nlcnl and unjust. All tho other po litical parties are permitted to hold meetings and canvass for votes, but tho Sportaclsts nro rigorously forbid den to push their cause In any wny." "Quite right, too," said Novelist Theodoro Dreiser. "Why?" shrieked the parlor bolshe vik. "Why Is it right to squelch the Spartnclst movement in this manner?" "Because," said Novelist Dreiser, "tho Spartacists are putting too much ruction in reconstruction," To Boost U. 8. Food Products. Tho first agricultural trade commis sioner to work in foreign lands for the Interest of American food producers has been named by tho Unltod Statos department of agriculture, ne la Ed ward A. Foley of Sari Francisco, Cal., who hns been appointed to represent tho department's bureau of markets In tho United Kingdom. Mr. Foley will investigate conditions In tho United Kingdom and study the marketing and distribution of farm products with a view t6 tho development and Improve ment of foreign trndo in American ag ricultural products. Economy In Iodine. Instead of throwing away tho hun dreds of gauze nnd cotton "mops" used in tho surgical word of a great army hospital, they nro now treated in an apparatus, shown in Popular Mechan ics Magazine, in order to recover tho iodlno in them. Alcohol evaporates nnd condenses In tho cooled upper iubo, then falls back through tho mops, carrying tho iodlno down with It In the bottom of tho flask in the form of a tlqcturc. Tho mops aro saved, too, by iBUbsequent washing and sterilizing. Apples and Crab Apples and Cider Vinegar. For Sale at the Glenburnie Fruit Farm Two Miles North o Sutherland. We will sell six days in the week, and will not sell any more on Sunday. W. H. WOODMAN, Prop. Higher Telephone Rates Throughout the Country The telephone industry lias been affected by the same conditions which caused higher prices in every other business. The increased expenses tho telephone com panies have had to meet has necessitated an ad vance in telephone rates throughout the country. Tho cost of furnishing telephone service, de ponds on tho cost of producing it. The telephone companies everywhere aro paying employees higher wages and paying more for materials than formerly. prices are a permanently higher level and we must of necessity adjust our business to meet this new condition, NEBRASKA WORTH PLATTE S NORTH PLATTE,NEB.I I?, v rnw nn awn wrJjf CITY LIGHTING PLANTS AND TOWNS Built from the ground up. Electric Supplies and Lighting Fixtures. THE PARKER ELECTRIC CO. Phono 517. North Platte, Neb. 510 Locu r St ft TELEPHONE COMPANY Cow Brand The Best Flour Made in ; the Best Town in ( Western Nebraska A Home Product Used by nil Home People.