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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
Tho largest proportion of suicides in European countries is to bo found In Germany. ON A SEVEN THOUSAND MILE CANOE TRIP i Red Cro(i Ball Blue will wnah double as mnny clothes a nny other blue. Don't put your money Into any other. Adv. A bachelor guesses that most of the women haters aro married men. MWB& MmmM,MmB rc I ) t Twenty-one New Animal? cSW?! hWT ASHINQTON Twcnty-ono now W animals have Just arrived at tho National Zoological park In Washing ton from Glea, Egypt, where they were purchased by W. H. Mack bourne, from Captain Stanloy Flower, director of tho Government Zoological park. The shipment includes thrco Ara bian camels, two elephants of tho form that occurs In tho Sudan region, thrco Ilamadryas baboons, two chee tahs, thrco lemurs, threo. Circassian goats and throo Arabian, one Korln nnd one dorcas gazelles. Nearly all are representatives of species not bo foro included in tho Washington zoo, and tho cheetahs will bo tho only nnl malB of this sort in the park. Thoro is at present only ono olo phnnt, a mnlo from India, and as ho Js soino forty or fifty years old, tho two now members of this family, which nro practically babies, will be valuable accessions. One of tho ele phants Is about four years old and SSiSN"iVWSSSVii''w'iViSVVVViVVs'iw Eleven Dogs and a Crow WHEN tho flro boll sounds and tho engines and trucks go dashing up tho street, nearly always thoro will bo soon, running nnd barking beforo tho steeds, a playful and Intelligent dog. Thoro aro 11 such mascots in the local flro department, and thoy aro just nbout as proud as can bo; for In n day or two Trx Collector Rogers will issuo to thorn, without cost, bright, now, glittering tags, Theso dogs aro tho most Intelligent and best trained canines In tho city. Thoy nro faith ful to their masters, and, needless to say, tho flromen lovo thorn. There nro Tom, and Rags, nnd Doll, nnd Noll, and Jack, and Toddy, and llubhlbs, nnd Nig, and Bllllktn, and Nell, and Mlnnlo. Among tho most Interesting of theso is Jack, a black-nnd-whlto bulldog, bolonglng to En glno Company No. 7, In It street North west, botweon Ninth and Tonth streets. And Jack has a companion a black oho, nnd a very strango ono, too a crow, named Jerry. Now, somo persons would naturally concludo that thoro was not much pcaco In a placo whero n crow nnd a bulldog woro put together that Is, not until after como feathors had como out nnd somo crow had disap peared but such Is not tho cbbo at No. 7. Jack and Jerry aro tho beat Takes His Vacation in Jthis IS Tffi WhTKlHOl OF A VACATlOrVj GREEN ribbon of grass edges each aldo of a doublo car track up Capitol hill way. Thoro aro big, leafy trees that mako shady spots for chil dren to play under, and always near ly nlwnys thoro is n breczo. Every morning a man comes with a splint rockor and n plpo and props lilmself under a tree. Ho gots thoro nbout tho tlmo tho birds aro awako and stays until a small boy comes nnd takos him away. That moaiiB break fast As noon as that Is dono with tho mnn la back under a trco with o morn ing paper. And there, In tho comfy coolncBS of crash trousers and a china Bilk Bhlrt with no collar and a leather thong bolt to keep hlmsolf together, ho amokea nnd rondB and talks with whoovor happens along, until the small boy who bossoB him shows up nt lunch tlmo nnd pilots tho way to homo across tho streot. All afternoon, This Limestone Lion Has IT Is surprising how many anlmnU you may discover it you hunt them among tho cornices and balus trades of Washington Iiourcb, A limestone Hon snarls at you from tho front of 1832 I street. It Is a big threo-Btory nnd basement Iioubo. The porch entrance nnd tho Hrst Btory aro of llmefctono and tho higher stories of red brick, with limestone courses. On tho east side of tho front a bay window starts from tho top of the, basoment nnd extends up two stories. Much of this bay window rests on tho lion's back. Perhaps that la why ho appears so florco, for tho window is an overload for a lion, moro re nowned as a beast of heraldry than as a beast of burden. That bay window would bo moro than a load for a mule, though brick makers and atouo dealers too often show a disposition to mako a mule haul enough brick and stono tu ono load to build such n bay window. Tho lion rusts his front paws AO L-3fe3fyi "as A for the Washington Zoo stands five feet six inches, whllo tho other, tho fcmnle, is six months younger and is only about four and one-half feet in height. It is esti mated that they weigh nbout 700 and 900 pounds respectively, and yet tho malo oven will look llko a pygmy be side tho solo representative In the park, which weighs In the neighbor hood of 11,000 pounds African ele phants nro usually priced by dealers at from $3,500 to $.r..000 each, but theso cost considerably loss, having been bought from tho government at Glcza. Arrangements for tho housing of the new nrrlvnls has been under way for somo timo at tho Zoological Park. Mr, Wackbourno, bond keeper of for somo time at tho Zoological park, made a special trip abroad for the purchaso of theso nnlmalc, ay all his charges are in good health, having proved good sailors en voyago. Prom Iioston the animals wero shipped, all of them bored In strong crates, except tho camels, which wero forwarded Ioobc, in stock cars, to Washington. Tho now additions will bring tho total number of animals or individ uals in the park to about 1,G00, a slight lncreaso over tho number at this time last year, although the total number vnrles annually through the" death list of tho lnmatos. Special Pets of Firemen of friends, nnd play with each other day after day without ever getting Into u scrap. Jerry was presented to tho flremon about a month ngo by a frlond, and is now possibly thrco months old. Tho crow's wings wero clipped at firbi, but now It Ib unnecessary, for Jerry loves his homo, nnd has no Intention of leav ing unexpectedly. Tho bird does Just about as It pleases; tiles around the neighborhood, Btruts proudly up tho street, makes visits to tho neighbors, and plnys with pigeons, cats, and dogs. Dut alas! with all its precoclousnoss, tho bird Is a kloptomanlac. Tho other day ono of tho flremon took off his collar and necktlo and laid thorn on tho window sill. Jerry came along, grab bed tho gaudy tlo, and soared skyward. Tho flrotnan haB boon looking for tho nockwoar ovor slnco. Nearly every dny tho crow goes on plundering ox. pedltlons In tho neighborhood, solz lug any edibles ho can lay claw to. Rocker on Capitol until dinner, tho man reads magazlnos nnd Btnokes and dozes, nnd moves his chair to a frosh Bhado-apot whenover tho aun gota nround to him, and, onco in awhile, takes looks at tho grass and whlto clovor and dropped oak leaves through a magnifying Ions. In tho ovonlng ho comes back to tho troos with a coat ovor his shirt ami a collar and tlo. And a cigar. Later on, his wlfo and tho small boy como over for a visit and tho neighbors drift out with chairs and camp Btools, wnllo odds and ends of chlldron play all around. Aftor thoy hnvo laughed and chattered tho clock around to bod tlmo, tho wlfo and small son nnd tho neighbors nnd tho babies drift bnck to whero thoy camo from, but tho man stays on and on until ho has tho night to hlmsolf. Tho sky full of stars and tho bits of cool breozes, and the allonce, and tho darkncBB strenked now and then with whizzing cars. What about It? Oh, nothing, only Tho mnn Is taking his two-wook va cation with pay. lloforo this, ho has always gono to Atlantic City nnd como homo broke, nnd ao dead tired from ovorstronuous efforts to enjoy hhnBolf thnt he couldn't get In working trim for a month. This year ho figured that what ho most wanted was a rest. You can't got rest nt a Boashoro resort. a 24-Hour Steady Job on the stono side of tho ontranco stalrcaso. Tho writer has soon that overload ed Hon many times and always ox tends IiIb sympathy to him, Ho scorns always to say that It Is bad enough for a self-respecting Hon to bo cooped up In a zoo as an oxhlblt for weak mortuls to gaze on, but to have a steady Job, twenty-tour hours a day, holding up a atone bay window and without oven a ohauoa that come moiiBO may gnaw him loose, 1b a worao futo. I) ''-'fait "HT '""7W -' r-h' - 'rfSStr il' K !' - , Mr. nnd Mrs, Walter Ilayward Gr club, Staten Island, on their 7,000-mllo suffragettcB. Their routo will bo up th Ashtabula, then to Dnuvcr canal and Cairo. Up tho Mississippi to St. Lout i.iong the coast to St. Jamos City, Fla., Bonvllle. Tho routo homo will bo along Delawaro and Rarltan rivors to Now FILMS MI OPERA Germany Shocked at Deteriora tion of Public Taste. People Are Tiring of the Diet of Ideal lam Portrayed on Stage and In Music Prefer the Movies Americans Blamed. Berlin. Tastes change. Tho "mov ies" havo grand opera, classic and heavy drama on tho run In Germany, tho homo of grand opera and tho Intel lectual stage. Privy councilors, "high brow" professorB with long beards and much learning, great musicians, famod composers and playwrights "thundor" in vain in tho dally press against tho "deterioration of taste of tho opera and theater going public." Learned psychological dissertations aro being written, seeking to explain tho "lnexpllcnblo preference of tho Ger mans for 'movies,' 'operettas and 'trashy light stuff' to 'grand operas and classic dramas." Figures talk. Thoy tell tho story of a new bent and change in the Ger man character. Moro than a dozen theaters have failed, no less than eight of them In Berlin, slnco Bprlng. Their places havo been taken by elab orate "movies." From many German cltieB comes tho wall that tho "mov ies" aro crowding the legitimate drama and grand opera to tho wall. Tho Germans, at least that portion which comes under thq "peepul," want to bo amused. And a goodly portion of thoso who consider themselves abovo tho "peepul" also seem to bo tir ing of tho diet of Intellcctuallsm, ideal ism and muslclsm, portrayed and sung on the stage for years. Tho Gorman Is getting less seri ous. In tho gnyety ef Berlin, Munich nnd other cltlos which are imitat ing thoso he has discovered thnt in "lotting go" of himself ho has a lot of fun now to him. He Is acquiring a tasto for what tho bespectacled pro fossors characterize as "ovanescent trash." Ho wants to bo nmused He Is tired of being edified. And ho doesn't glvo a rap about tho psychol ogy of what is causing tho change In his mind and churacter. Ho wants amuBomont, not knowledge and ho goes whero he gots It. That placo seems to bo tho "movies." Intellectual Germany affects to be moro or less shocked nt this tendency to bo less sorlouB-mlndcd. It 1b ar gued that this "deterioration" does not arguo well for tho futuro of tho na tion. "Doplornblo Americanization of tho Gorman stago," 1b what aomo writ ers characterize It. Tho thoatrlcal mnnagers havo de clared war on tho "movies " At a con ference attended by representatives of practically all tho important the aters nnd operas In tho emplro It waa doclded that hereafter no nctor, act ress or slngor may act for tho "mov ies," undor penalty of Immediate dis missal. Hut that has not Increased tho box otllco receipts of tho theaters. An "American Invasion" of tho mo tion picture theater field Itself Ib tak ing placo. Two Now York men, A. H Wood nnd F. J. QoldBoll, havo opened eight In Rorllu In tho last throo mouths, nnd oxpect to havo moro than a scoro In operation throughout Ger many by fall. Sovoral of tho bankrupt theaters woro bought and turned Into "movloB." Thoy also built a now ono adjoining tho Amorlcan church a boautlful unlquo structuro entirely wlndowless, which had a tremendous run olnco It was oponod, desplto tho high ndmlsslon, ranging from 25 cents to $1.00. Thnt circuit Is strengthen tng Us drawing powor by adding va riety artists to tho "movies," which Ib an Innovation In Gormany. Tho sovoral varloty shows In Ber lin nro high priced, and tho ordinary eon in tholr unslnkable Canoo "Whlto water," starting from tho Clifton Boat canoo trip, flying tho suffragetto flag presented to them by tho Staten Island ' o Hudson nnd through tho Erie canal to Buffalo, through Lako Erlo to Rochester, Pa. From there they will go up the Ohio to Plttaburgh, then to s, down tho Mississippi to New Orleans, across the Gulf of Mexico and through tho Everglades to Palm Beach and through the Indian river to Jack tho Atlantic coast to Chesapeake bay and Washington, then by way of the York bay. working man cannot afford to pay the admission, ranging from 75 cents to $2.50. Tho Americans seem to havo sensed this craving for amusement of this class and are catering to tho common people with popular prices. On tho wholo, admission to "mov ies" In tho big German cities is high er than in tho United States. Nickel sIiowb aro rare. Tho prico does not fall much below 12 cents. In Ber lin children under ten aro prohibited from seeing only such "movies" as aro expressly approved by tho police censors for children. Under no cir cumstances may children remain after nine o'clock at night. Fond as the QermanB aro of good music, there is hardly a grand opera house In tho emplro that pays run ning expenses. BEAT YOUNG AST0R IN LOVE Morgan Belmont Will Wed Margaret Andrews, It Is Said, In So cial Circles. New York. Vincent Asto, who fell heir to ?80,000,000. has been beaten In lovo by Morgan Belmont, son of August Belmont. Tho possibility of an early announcement of tho engage ment of young Belmont and Miss Mar garet Andrews, daughter of Paul An drews of Newport, is being discussed by society gossips. They are seen together frequently yachting and motoring as well as at dances. Astor Is reported to havo been n suitor of Miss Andrews. Beforo his departure for Europe last year, it was rcmored that his engagement to Miss Vincent Astor. Andrews would be announced follow ing her dobut. At Newport ho gavo almost cxciuslvo attention to MIbs Andrews. Now, however, his placo Booms to be taken by Belmont. Miss Androws la eighteen years old and was known ns tho daintiest of last season's dobutnntes. She im personated Elsie Janis at the "Mother Goose ball" given recently by Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish rodents m Scotchman Harnessed Mice and Made Them Spin. Profits Were Three Cents a Week Wonderful Scheme That Failed Because of the Death of Its Projector. Edinburgh, Scotland. To an ingeni ous Scotchman goes tho credit of be ing tho first person to harness a mouso and make him a money earning factor. Ho was David Hutton, a na tive of Dunfermline, and his unexpect ed dgath alone prevented him from carrying out his experiments on a much larger scalo. Hutton erected a small mill at Dun fermline In 1S20 and began tho spin ning of thread. Just how ho made uso of the small rodents is set forth In a pamphlet called "Curiosity Coffee Room." "In tho summer of 1S12," ho wrote, "I had occasion to bo In Perth, and when Inspecting the toys and trinkets that wero manufactured by tho French prisoners in tho depot thero my atten tion was involuntarily attracted by a littlo toy houso with a wheel in the gablo of It that was running rapidly around, Impelled by the gravity of a common houso mouso. "For ono shilling I purchased tho house, mouse and wheel. Inclosing it In a handkerchief, on my Journey homeward I was compelled to contom-i plato its favorito amusement. "But how to apply half ounce power (which is the weight of a mouso) to a useful purpose wbb the difficulty. At length tho manufacture of sewing! thread seemed tho most practicable." Though Mr. Hutton proved that an ordinary mouso would average a run of ten and a half miles a day, ho had ono mouso which rnn tho remarkable distanco of 18 miles in that time. A half-penny's worth of oatmeal was sufficient for Its food for 35 days, dur ing which tlmo It ran 362 miles. He kept two mlco constantly engaged In tho making of sowing thread for moro than a year. This thread mill was soon construct ed that tho mouao was ablo to twist twlno nnd reol from 100 to 200 threads a day, Sundays not excepted. To per form thlB task it had to run ten nnd a half miles a day, which It did with porfect easo every other day. On tho hnlf-ponny's worth of oat meal, which laBted for five weekB. ono of theso littlo mlco mado 3,350 threads 25 Inches long, nnd as a penny was paid to women for every hank mado In tho ordinary way, the mouso nt that rate earned 18 cents ovory six weeks. Allowing for bonrd and for machin ery thero waB a clear yearly profit from each mouso of $1.50. It was Mr. Hutton's intention to ap ply for the loan of tho Dumforllno cathedral, which was empty, whero he planned to sot up 10,000 niouBo mills and still leavo room for tho keepers and several hundreds of spectators; but thlB wonderful project wnB never carried out becauso of tho Inventor's sudden death. DUCKS DIE IN CHARGED POND Water Is Struck by Lightning and Acts as Conductor of Death Bolt to Fowls. Wilmington, Del. Lightning struck a pond in which eight ducks wero swimming and killed them all. Tho ducks wero not struck, but tho water being highly charged with elec tricity, thoy woro electroucuted. Six died Instantly and two lingered until today. A half dozen ducks that wero on the bunk escaped injury. ffl u You're Safe" so lojig as you keep the Stomach, Liver and Bowels working regu larly and when the first sign of weakness ap pears be sure to take HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS promptly. It will help you keep the appetite normal, digestion per fect and liver and bowels active. 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