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UU h HARK. tMJlQ'- n"' t'wMlffit'r SUBSCRIPTION RATES:' Ono i'onr by Mnll. In nd wince. .tfl.J-'i Ono Year by Carrier, In udiuiico. HM Entered at the North Platte. Nebraska Postofflco us Second Class Matter. l'IMDAY, JIAHCH IPtli, 1020. SOME TALES HARD TO DOWN lULNDItHDS ARE KILLED in thk merman REVOLT. 'J'abulatlon of roports received from Gormnny by the United Press, indicate that nbout sovon hundred pooplo havo boon 'killed In lighting In connection with the revolution since It got undor way Saturday morning. TIiobo llguros includd reports only, from tho larger commercial conters ilnd not results of rioting which pervaded In many lo calities. The hcavloflt loss Is reported from Kiel, where between four and live hundred wero killed and possibly a thousand or more wounded. In Ber lin tho numbor of dead Is estimated at sixty, while no account of tho wound ed Is available. At Dresden, official figures show, fifty-nine met their death while hundreds wero wounded In fight ing taking placo there Monday. In Esso thirty wero killed, eighty, wound ed. Hagnr roports twenty-throo killed and Frankfort lost twenty citizens during rioting. Hanover, Schworin Leipzig and Brunsburg all report some casualties, tho lattor city fourteen, with hundreds wounded. Today lighting has apparently ceas ed, although sporadic outbreaks be tween civilians and troops are still possible But it is believed the dun gor of fighting developing to a state of civil war Is over with. ::o:: Commissioners' Proceedings March IB, 1920. Board met pursuant to adjournment, present Ilermlnghauscn, Springer, Koch and county clerk. ClalmB wero allowed as follows: Sundry porBons, road' work Dlst. 8, $84.50. V. h. Spurrier, dragging, $3G.OO. Fred Johnson, hauling gravel, $49.00, John Kctchum, services, $35.00. Carl Erickson, dragging, $23.40. Wm. Loypolt, road work, $15.40. Wm. Dale, work on Hcrshoy brldgo, $04. 15. W. H. Stcinhausen, services, $5G.00. N.'P. L. & P. Co., services, $42.82. It. A. Cox, road" work, $57.00. L. Perkins, brldgo work, $38.50. A..S. Allon, Mlorlc to county com missioners, $400.00. A. S. Allon, recording official bonds, $150. , John Rltnor, road work, $100, H. H . Sprlngor, frloght, $20.89.. Mrs. Goo. 8. Williams, mdso county poor, $3.75. "W. II. Watson, mdso county poor, $7.75. David Schott, hauling gravel, $14.71). ' A. P. Kelly, supplies, $271.20. uonci or josso runups, assessor Somersot precinct, approved. Adjourned to March 22, 1920. ::o::- , Successful II of;. Sale. C. J. Landholm & Son and Claus Anderson hold a successful salo o( iPoland China hogs Monday at tho Jo- nanson Balo stnblo. 43 anlmnls wero sold at an averago of sovonty four dollars each. Tho buyers and tho prices paid wero as follows: W. J. Cohen, Wallace S 82.50 W. J. Cohen, Wallaces G5.00 H. M. Johanson, North Plntto 55.00 W.( J. Cohen, Wnlloce 02.50 M. a Wostfall, North Platte.. G2.50 M. C. Wostfall, North Platte.. 07.50 W. J. Cohen, AVallaco. 70.00 J. II. Johnson, North Platte,. G2.50 W. O, Scott, North Platto... G7.50 W. C. Scott, North Platto... 70.00 R. L. Graves, North Platto... 55.00 Oren Allen, Ogalalla... 57.50 Doll Brownllold, Horshoy . 60.00 D. E. Sowl & Son, Maxwoll... 55.00 'M. C. Wostfall, North Platto.. G7.50 W. S. Adklnson, Cowul.. ... 1G5.00 W. S. Adklnson, Cozad 122.50 w. u. Scott, North Platto... 127.50 Alfred Johanson, Hart well.. 120.00 W. C. Scott, North Platto 87.50 Allon T. Woods, North Platte 92.50 Alfred Johanson, Hartwoll... 80.00 It. L. Graves, North Platto.. 80.00 M. II. Davis, Ilorshdy' 92.50 l. W. Olson, North Platto.,. 85.00 It. L. Graves, North Platto G7.50 H. u. Uravos, North Platto 75.00 W. C. Scott, North Platte 02.50 W. C. Scott, North Platto 72.50 W. C. Scott, North Platte 70.00 Julius Mogonsen, &orth Platto. 75.00 W. J. Cohon, Wallace... 45.00 Carl Rasmusson, North Platto 40.00 W. J. Cohon, Wallace... 45.00 W. J. Cohon, Wallace. G5.00 W. Cv Scott. North Platto.-. 77.50 J. II. Johnson, North Platto. - 47.50 H. Younghnms, North Platto. . 47.50 J. H. Johnson. North Platto.. 50.00 Oron Allon, Ogalalla. 50.00 II. Vounghans, North Platto... 01.00 W. C. Scott, North Plntto 59.00 Julius Mogonson., North Platto 40.00 ;:o;: Ono day sorvlco for broken lensos Clinton & Son, Optician's. tf "The People of the Pelup Pe"nlnula." Wo were floating down the beautiful Plongdong when, descrying a glorious whangdoop hid amongst the lgfans along the Bwnmglt (shore), I instantly ordered tho mogpong to row tho goo pang toward It. Olx'ylug my command wun an alacrity that proved his devo tlon to me, tho little fellow pulled lus tlly on tho right tlngwop (our or pud dlo) until, by virtue of his efforts, wo wore headed In the direction whence had come tho vision of the multi-col ored whangdoop. My readers will readily appreciate the tremendous ex citcment tnat Hoir.eu mo when I say that the whnugdoop was of unusual slzo and of a conformation that would preclude the possibility of anyone for a 'moment mistaking It for tho ogplup, which, as everyone knows, It so much rOBtmblea. (After the1 Manner of Most Travel Articles.) -From Life. Particularly True of the Story of the Grizzly Bear That Climbs Up a Tree. The himlcr who conies Home with a tale of how he took refuge from n grlz- ly In a tree, and how the bear climbed after him; Is a nature fakir, pure and simple, ns linos A. Mills re minds hunters In the story of the "Ad ventures of n Nature Guide." Yet this tirlous misapprehension of the climb- ng abilities of the greatest of the Ursldne persists In many qnartcrs and not always accounted for by men dacity. It seems to be n reasonable explain! tlon that when n grizzly sets out In pursuit of a more or less Inex perienced sportsman, the Inttor Is not always In the attitude of a calm In- cAtlgnlor. Things are not precisely what they seem when the normal po sitions of hunter and bunted are re- orwd. It Is the task of more than one generation to put end to nature fak ing. Colonel Roosevelt, If he were alive, would take delight In Indorsing the works of Mi. Mills, who has re cently become famous as a nntlonnl park guide, who revealed tho delight ful possibilities of guiding In the wil derness as a profeslon for ambitious young men. The wilderness, says Mr. Mills, Is really tho safest place In the world for defenseless human beings. Not even the catamount or pumn Is dangerous. Colonel Roosevelt had al ready assured us on this point, btrt tho stutement will bear repetition. Portland Oregonlan. SPIDER'S THREAD HAS VALUE Practically Indispensable In the Con struction of Telescopes for the Astronomer. Tho threads of the garden spider are fixed by astronomers in their tele scopes for tho purpose of giving flno lines to the field of view, by which tho relative positions of stars may be accurately measured. For a century astronomers desired to muko use of such lines of tho great est possible fineness, and procured at first sliver wire drawn out to the ex treme limit of tenuity attainable with that metal. They also tried hairs (l-r00th of an Inch thick), and threads of the silkworm's cocoon, which are split Into two component threads, each only l-200th of an Inch thick. But in 1820 nn English Instrument-maker named ThrOughton Introduced the spider's line. This can bo readily ob tained three or four times smaller than the silkworm's thread, and has also advantages In Its strength nnd freedom from twist. In order to obtain the thread the spider Is carefully fixed on a minia ture "rack," and the thread, which at tho moment of Issue from the body Is a viscid lliiuld, Is made to adhere to a winder, by turning which tho desired length of firm but elastic thread can bo procured. Victory of Courane. The man or woman who ventures much mny fall often, but he will achieve In proportion to those very failures becuuso he will use each ono as a stepping stone to higher effort. But the man or woman who null)- hies, reconsiders, hesitates and weighs every gain against a greater loss Is a predestined failure, because his very attitude should be avoided. Ho who-falls with his faco forward In the battle is not a failure, but a hero. Falluro lies In turning the back on the foe, to retreat before tho enemy. When we speak of success we should not think In terms or money or position or fame, but of moral courage, high endeavor, honornblo aciuovcmeni. Ann wnen tneso arc translated into active service the world will become that Utonla of which so much has been written and ming. Milwaukee Sentinel. Advice to Teachers. Let your scholar bo nevor nfrald to ask you any doubt, but use dis creetly the best allurements you can to encourage them to tho samo; lest his overmuch fearing of you drive him to seel: some mlsorderly shift: as to seek to bo helped by some other book, or to bo prompted by some other scholar; and so go about to beguile you much, and himself more. With this good way of understand lug tho mutter, plain construing, dill gent parsing, dally translating, cheer ful admonishing, and heedful amend lng of faults, nover leaving behind just praise for well doing, I would have tho scholar brought up withal, tin no nau rcau una translated over the first book of Epistles chosen out by Sturmlus, with a good piece of u comedy of Terrenco nlso. From "The Schoolnmstor," by Roger As chum. THE SEALED ENVELOPE By RALPH HAMILTON 1 12-20 KeroseneTractar mm with 16 -valve engine Height of Sea Waves. Tho records of average height In feet observed at sea aro approximate ly equal to half tho velocity of the wind In statute miles per hour. For those occasions on which tho wind has had as full opportunity as it ever en Joys of doing its work, direct propor tionality still holds good, but tho con stant Is higher. It has been found that seven-tenths best satisfies the available observations between a strong breeze and n wliolo gale. Tho BtAno simple proportion, however, does not hold when dealing with tho heights corresponding to tho gentlest breezes. Tho highest waves flnnlly formed aro those truvcllng at a velocity wjilch Is equal, within the error of observation, to Unit of the wind. Brooklyn Eagla. (Copyright, 1920, Wet"rn Newnpaper Uniuni There was a flush of pleasure on the face of Adrlennc Mercer us she entered the reception room of the boarding house where she made her home. The maid had brought her a card rending "Dale Armstrong" Adrlenne was a stenographer, hen brother a traveling auditor. The, summer previous both hud passed n-j month's vacation at Hlburn and it was I there that they had met Dale Arm strong. lie wns a free-hearted, open-minded young- man. untk from the first hnd i mnde n close friend of Percy Mercer! and developed also a manifest Inter est In Adrlenne. Tho three were most of the -lime together, boating, Ashing and motoring, and wero most reluctant to come to tho moment of parting. "Be certain I will look you up when I come to the city," Armstrong ns- sural them. "I shall be busy for some time settling up some property Interests I have Inherited, then the pleasantest hope I have Is that wo shall later renew our friendship." And now the man of whom she had so often thought hud appeared, and Adrlenne fluttered as she recalled his courteous attentions of the past. He seemed pleased as her hand rested for a moment In his own. They passed the conventionalities of greeting; then he said: . "I expected to And your brother In the city, but understand he wfcnt away last week." "Yes, for quite a long trip," replied Adrlenne. "Ho Is my very good friend," pro ceeded Armstrong. "We were like brothers while at Elburn. I need his co-opcrntlon. As he Is away, might I hope that you, his sister, would under take a trust I wished him to assume?" "If either of us can be of nny service to you." replied Adrlenne, "It would be a willing duty." "Very briefly, then," said Armstrong. "I nm about to go to Wyoming to close out some property. It Is something' Hf a dangerous mission, for I shall have to deal with, a rough lot of squatters. I have here," and ho extended a senled envelope, "some very vuluable papers sustaining my claims. I do not wish to keep them with me for fenr they may be lost or stolon. They cut no llg ure unless some shrewd lawyers should scheme to outwit me. I wish to leave them with you. Should I' 'write- for them, please send them to nib. Should you not hear from me wltl'iln tvp months, take them to the best lawyer" you can find and ask him to mnke.aTi Investigation, for something wllf'huv! happened to me. I beg you do not'lfio disturbed," added Armstrong"' quickly, ns he noted a sudden pallor across Adrlenno's face, and his own glowed with emotion at the suggested thought thnt'sjie cared very much for his we'fl belng und safety. "Be very careful of yourself," said Adrlenne, ns they parted. "I my brother would be anxious if he knew that you wero In any peril'," and Arm-, strong smiled brightly, ns though her Interest In him gave him courage hHH, pleasure. . ' )0ih ' Adrlenne took the envelope up to her room nnd secreted It In a suitcase, which she placed high on the shelf of a closet. She examined It each day to he sure that tho precious envelope wns safe. One afternoon, returning from work, she received a shock that dumbed her. Tho suitcase was missing. Sho at once apprised the landlady of her loss. An Investigation showed articles stolen from other rooms. Adrlenne made a report to the police. Then ono day passing along the street she no ticed a woman who wore n scurf and carried a handbag, which at once she Identified ns having been In the suit case. Adrlenne rushed up to the woman and accused her of the theft. The bold faced woman laughed Insolently and claimed to have purchased the articles at n second-hand shop. Site listened craftily, however, ns Adrlenne told her that It was only a certain envelope she cared for and would pay liberally for Its return. "See here," said the woman, "will you give me a hundred dollars If I get thut envelope for you?" "Ah, willingly!" declared Adrlenne with eagerness. "Then meet mo here tomorrow at uoon with the money." The woman Walked away. Adrlenne Jrew back as u keen-eyed man has tened up to her. "Quick!" he wild, showing an olllclal star, "what dealings have you with Clever Kute? She and her husband are bad ones and wo are watching them." Adrlennu told her story. The detec tive took her address nnd hurried on the trail of tho woman. Ho called on Adrlenne that evening with the envelope. It seemed that Adrlennc's joy cumo all at once, for the next day Dule Armstrong uppeared. He had settled his property affairs sat isfactorily and the papers were no , longer a necessity. The landlady chanced to drop a remark about the robbery and Armstrong little by llttlo drew the details from Adrlenne. Lovo wiH keen to detect the Interest she had ehown tu his affairs. 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When you buy a tractor you want the most power you can get at the lowest possible cost,, and .1 . 1 . l nrt ' . -t n rn 1.1. tnat is wnat tnis lwin iity i-u aenvers. J' SOLD BY JLM JL T J JLTJk. JLU X X ) NORTH PLTTE, NEB. LAND OF RACIAL TEMPESTS Dalmatia Has Been an Unquiet Spot In All the Years of Her . Traolc History. Dalmatia, elongated so that It Is nowhere more thnn 35 miles wide, tap ering down to but a mile at.Cattaro,, has been swept by continuous racial tempests for the Inst eight centuries. Cronts and Serbians constitute the Slnvlc element In Dalmatia, speaking tho same language, but employing two alphabets. The Serbs use tho Russlnn, and tho Croats the Latin letters and alphabet. The Latin Influence Is more prev alent In the cities, the story of Dal matia being the reason therefor. In the middle ages the Dalmatians were a people without the consciousness of a country. During the Slav influx Into Illyrln the Invaders encountered little opposition, except In tho seaport towns. The Latin element In the cities resist ed the migration and thus engendered the strife for supremacy which per sists to this day. Much of the early Dalmatian rivalry was economic, the tradesmen nnd fanners naturally wishing to exchange their goods with the Hungarians. Tho maritime cities preferred to do busi ness with Venice, which controlled the Adriatic. ! How Chinese Use Peach Stones. Women nnd children aro to be seen In the markets of Chlnn picking up pouch stones, which are put to several uses. Broken Into pieces nnd dried In the sun, they furnish excellent ma terial for fuel. Another profitable use of the peach stone Is mnde by artists and engrav ers, who carve them Into different forms of animals. Some of the larger stones, if round enough, are carved Into finger rings. During the season ono may see In the Interior of South China yards of poor people full of peach stones drying In the sun. After being cleaned, the small stones are used for fuel, groups of small hoys picking out tho larger ones. Tho kernels nreBomctliiHs sold to chemists and druggists. They aro preserved In bottles and used as cough medicine tor tho kernels aro turned Into whlto powder. This white powder Is a very popular, con venient and cieap medicine for poor people In mnny villages as a remedy for coughs. ::oii Registered Sujolk St&lUun for salo or trade". Weight 1C50, six years old. Inquire of Albert A. Ginapp Brady. lOtf For Salo Nine acres, two acres in alfalfa, 4 room houso, good barn, cow barn, hen house, work shop and plenty of young shudo trees. Located in 2200 block o, east Fourth street. 17-8 Geo. W. Miller. :o::- Tcachors' Examination ( . Jt The next Lincoln county teachers' examination will bo hold Saturday, March 27th, at tho usual places, r,,r AILEEN G. COCHRAN'. 16-4 County Supt. aiKX WANTED TO SELL GROCERIES Selling Experience Nof Necessary One of Wor'd's largest groceries, (capital over $1,000,000) wants ambi tious men in your locality to sell di rect to consumer nationally known brands of an extensive line of gro ceries, paints, roofings, lubricating oils, stock foods, etc. No capital re quired. "Write today. State age and occupation. John Sexton & Co., W. Illinois St., Chicago, III. ::o:;. Most up to date wall paper patterns at tho Rexall. 14tf I features make it trouble-proof Western Electric POWER & LIGHT THIS direct-connected type of Western Electric Power &nd Light is - practically automatic in its operation a child can operate it. Dependable electric service night and day for your farm. " .See this plant in operation. North Plitte Plumbing & Heating Co. 106 E. 6th, ST.