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THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR TAKES FLYER BLED BY VILLA AND CARRANZA Mrs. Reiser Says Husband Paid Both Mexican Leaders for Ransom. 7y. , A'.'K'''WI?'V Mayor Thomas 1). Smith of Philadelphia (right with Aviator Walter 10. Johnson In ono bf tho hydro aeroplanes at the opening of tho Glcudlnning Aviation school at Essiiigton, near Philadelphia. STOLE MONEY TO CONQUER MEXICO Motive Assigned by Boys Who Fled With $10,515 of Mor- , gan's Cash. CAPTURED IN PHILADELPHIA Youths Aro Repentant, but Regret That Villa's Annihilation Is Pre vented by Their Untimely Ar restMoney Returned. New York. A dream of adventure and Mexican conquest was shattered when two mossongor boys of J. P. Morgan & Co., who had fled to Phila delphia with f 10,515 of tho Arm's monoy, wore taken boforo MaglBtrato Handy in tho Tombs court arid ar raigned on a chargo of grand larceny. Tho prisoners William McManua, llf toon years old, ami his companion, William Daln, who Is a year oldor woro deeply repentant. ""Boforo their arraignment McManus and Dain told how thoir Imaginations, fired by ctgaroties und dime npvols, had lured them to realms of thrill, and action far beyond their own workaday 1 .1 1 1 r . a At . . i -i i ' worm, vvuut muy wuiuuu, nowovor, was not monoy, but advonturo. In fact, ho said ho and his "pals" had no idoa of tho amount of monoy thoy hnd stolon until thoy opened tho buudlo and found It contained sovoral $100 bills. Only Needed $180. All tho monoy thoy noodod for thoir planB, according to young Daln, waB $180. With that amount thoy Intended to reach Kentucky and supply them solves with1 horses, Daln having road William McManus on Way to Police Headquarters. that no state in tho country produced Bteeds so atlaiitiibla to linlr-Riillttlnt? adventure as those raised on tho bluo grass of Kentucky. Once equlppod with JiorseB, Daln dcclnred, ho and his "pals" vero determined to Join tho Texas Raugers and play an active part in sotno punitive expedition against Villa. And after Villa had boon caught ' 5 "--wiwi and hanged, flB they woro certain ho would bo, tho messenger boys woro resolved to lnvado Moxlco and partici pate In tho conquest of that country for tho United States. "Wo would a-douo It, too," said Daln, "If wo hadn't been caught. All wo wanted was $180. Wo thought If we stolo that much and then sent It buck out of our pay when wo got our Jobs us rangers, the police and Mr. Morgan would forglvo us because wo woro de fending our country. "Out when it camo to dividing tho monoy, I got scared stiff when 1 saw those hundred-dollar bills." Ends In Philadelphia. Of tho amount stolen Daln actually did send back to his mother while en routo to Philadelphia threo $100 bills, which sho returned at onco to J. P. Morgan & Co. Tho boys wholo adventure, nowovor, camo to a sudden end In West Phila delphia, when Detectives Edward Fitz gerald and Donjamin Fay of tho Dougherty Agency arrested tho fugi tives in front of tho Koystono hotel. Tho arrest was accomplished within 12 hours after tho flight. Tho money McManus took was a bundlo of bills intended for tho pay roll of a department of tho bank. Tho capturo was mado at Philadelphia tho sumo ovcnlng. According to tho polled, nil tho stolen monoy Iiob boon recovered ex cept 5240, and tho Morgan officials woro not Inclined to press prosocutton. CRIPPLED DUCK IN COURT Judge Finds Bird Sunning Self In Win dow and Turns It Over to the Game Warden. Onhkosb, Wis. When Municipal Judgo A. H. Gosb entered his court room ono morning recently ho was surprised to find a duck seated near an open window calmly sunning Itself. How tho duck camo jto bd thorotho Judgo was unablo to learn, but ho nctod on tho assumption that It was seoklng protection of tho law. Whllo tho Judgo Is not familiar with tho Jargon of ducks,' ho docldod to Investigate. Ho found thnt tho bird was a cripple, being minus ono leg. Falling to elicit any Information from tho duck as to its oxcuso for Invading tho courtroom, tho Judgo do elded thut ho was tho victim of somo practical Joker, Tho bird waR turned ovor to tho gnmo warden, with orders to boo that it was properly protoctcd in tho fu turo. MINE MAKES WOMAN RICH Colorado Lady Becomes Wealthy Through 8nle of Proporty Left by Fnther. Bouldor, Colo. Miss Anna Mannlon of Toledo, In moderate clrcumstancos at ono tlnio, Is wealthy now through tho Bale of a mlno. Her fathor, Ml chaol Monulon, a prospector, died four years ugo. Tho hulk of his cotato was tho St. John group of mining claims near Sugar Loaf, considered worthless Recently attorneys for tho stato ap peared In tho county court and filed n potltlon probating tho will, which had been lying In tho court illos. Tho object io to clear tho St. John groupa tltlo fon salo, tungsten, running 15 and 20 per cent, having boon found tlfaro. A Douldcr operator has offorod 550,000 for tho proporty, SON-IN-LAW IS A PEEPER Mistaken for Burglar and ShotWhll Looking Through Window of Moth-er-ln-Law's Home. PlttBton, Pa. Pooping through window of tho homo of Mrs. Mary Corroli, David Wolfo, a Bon-ln-law, was shot through tho top of tho head. After quarreling with his wlfo sov eral wooku ago Wolfo was loft to his own devices, wh'Jo Mra. Wolfo ro turned to her mothor. When Mra Wolfo failed to return In rosponso to a letter tho relenting husband tried to acquaint himself with tho situation In the Corroli homo. Ho wan pooping through tho kitchen window when Mrs Corroli mistook him for a burglar and fired. DESCRIBES TRAGIC INCIDENTS Reiser Loses Mind and Subsequently Dies Wife Passes 8om'e Time In Red Cross Work With Bandit's Army. Dloomlngton, 111. Forced to pay 2G.000 for protection by Carranza and then hand over $40,000 to Villa as a ransom, with tho climax of being robbed of thoir remaining estate of $35,000, Including their horses and oth er ranch xBtock, and finally tho Iosb of tho husband's mind, duo to worrlment over his misfortunes, and his subse quent death, wcro tragic incidents of lifo in Mexico for Mrs. Frances May Reiser of this county, who has Just ro- turnod. Included In her Bonsational experi ences were somo tlmo spent as tho head of tho Hod Cross, society in Mex ico, most of it on duty with Villa's army. Sho barely escaped with her llfo. Nicked by Carranza and Villa. Mra. Reiser was born upon a farm near Dloomlngton. Sho was a niece of Carl Hnsonwlnklo, tho actor, known professionally as HaBwln. Sho alBO adopted tho stage as a profession, but nftor a few years marriod Henry Rei ser and gave up tho profession. Her husband was tho head of a Now York city firm dealing in hides, and ho mado his headquarters in Chihuahua. He accumulated a fortuno of $100,000, and was rapidly Increasing this fortuno when Carranza appeared and demand ed $25,000 for protection. Relsor waB forced to pay It. Later Carranza loft and then camo Villa. Tho latter was oven moro groedy. Ho domanded $40 000 as tho prlco of Reiser's life. After Villa had gone, othor bandita came along and confiscated everything bo- longing to tho Reisers, oven tho lino driving horso that was a cherished possession of Mrs. Reiser, who is' an nrdent horsewoman. Tho mansion of tho couplo In Chihuahua was looted of everything It contained, and then destroyed by fire. Worried almost to death by his misfortunes, Reiser lost his mind. His wlfo brought him to San Antonio, Tex., and placed him In a hospital, whoro ho later died. Villa Makes Promises. Then Mrs. Reiser returned to Chi huahua, hunted up Villa and demanded her property. Ho said that ho could do nothing to restore It at that tlmo, hut ho agreed to boo that she would be compensated If ho becamo presi dent of tho Mexican republic, provid ing sho would tako chargo of tho Red Cross work with his army. As this was her only hopo, she consented, re maining with tho army until existonco becamo unbearable. Upon tho protenso of purchasing hospital supplies, sho managed to got away from Villa and camo to this country to remain until tho situa tion becomes cleared. Sho bollovos that In a year or two the United States government will bo in a posi tion to forco Carranza to return to her tho monoy and proporty seized. Mrs. Rolser relates many thrilling oxporlenccb whtlo a resident of Mexico. LEADER OF IRISH REBELS Countess Marklowlcz, sister of an Irish baronet and ono of tho leader; In tho Sinn Fein robolllon In lroland, who according to tho story told by Dr. Cecil Q. McAdam of Molbourno, Aus trftllu, who wus a gueat at tho Shol. bourne hotel In Dublin at tho time of tho attack upon the hotel, led tho at tack dressed In men's clothes and flourishing a rovolvor In each hand Tho fiery countess during this attack, !t la Bald, allot six of her followers for refusing unhesitatingly to obey her or ders. Tho countoss has been sen tenced to penal scrvltudo for life. Washington Monument a WASHINGTON. Tho Washington largest motion picturo acrccn In open-air "movies" that aro free to tho j r7HE FCEPUL WILL f ' X MORE TMff MJ WAiHINCTOft J USITD AS MOT'Oft rxrare sorre jf picturo exhibitors' business. Tho officers in chargo of tho affair havo boon very careful nbout this, for tho reason that they do not wish in any way to offend tho exhibitors, many of whom havo largo investments in apparatus, etc., at stako which might bo Jeopardized by tho establishments of free motion picture shows In tho public parks. Tho fact that tho work that is being carried on by tho bureau In the show ing of this film Ib of an educational character Bolely is being carefully omphaslzcd. In addition to tho reels of film showing tho national parks thero is also a reel showing tho growth of golden rod from tho seed to tho flower. Tho scries will be given during tho summor not only in this city, but in most of tho large cities, and many of tho smaller towns throughout tho coun try. For tho purpose of carrying on this work tho bureau secured a big motor truck which Is equipped with a projecting apparatus, screen and all the neces sary paraphernalia for showing pictures. Finley Is Greatest Camera Dodger in Congress AVID EDWARD FINLEY, tho representative of tho Fifth South Carolina district, is tho greatest camera dodger in tho Sixty-fourth congress. Ho admits that he lives In "mortal dread" of doois or within tho confines of a photographer's studio. His colleagues cannot understand Just why Mr. Finley has such a dls Itko to having his picturo taken, for they point out that "ho Isn't such a bad-looking fellow," but they respect his wishes. Whenever a suspicious looking kodak flejid appears on tho capitol grounds and they are In tho company of tho South Carolina rep resentative these colleagues of Mr. Finley form a hollow squaro and, with tho bashful representative in tho center, escort him to a plnco of safety. Tho othor day, whllo Representative Darnhart of Indiana, chairman of tho commit teo on printing, was struggling to havo his revised printing bill adopted by tho house, Representative Edwards of Georgia offered an amendment providing that a picturo of each member of congress shall accompany each bfographical sketch in tho Congressional Directory. It was then that Representative Finley roso to his full height. "Tho motive of the gentleman in offering his amendmont is to havo tho Congressional Directory contain photographs so that a person looking at tho photographs would bo able to recognize a member of tho house?" ho asked. "Yes," answered Mr. Edwards, "largely for tho purpose of identification." "Then," drawled Mr. Finley, "tho gentleman would discriminate against me. Eighteen or twenty years ago I thought I was good enough looking to havo a photograph taken. Slnco then I have not had ono taken and never expect to havo another. I Bhould havo to stand on my photograph of twenty years ago," "Well, I think tho gentleman is better looking now than ho was twenty years ago, and I am not saying thnt with any reflection on his appearance twenty years ago," said Mr. Edwards ns tho house tittered. New Rolling Kitchen for the 'Army Is Adopted AFTER much experiment and many tests of rolling kitchens from both domestic and foreign sources, tho military authorities bollovo that they now havo found a satisfactory typo of rolling kitchen of American design. Tho aro capablo of furnishing hot stew and coffeo for ono battalion. Tho first of tho kitchens was tried out at El Paso, Tex., and tho reports of It were favor able. Contracts have, been mado by tho war department with a Doston company for 10,000 of tho now army emergency rations, with a view to ascertaining to what oxtent"lt will bo possible to obtain tho ration- in tho open market and bo Avoid the necosslty of accumulating a largo supply to be held In storage in anticipation of a sudden demand for its Issue. Tho now ration is in tho form of cracker, and it is composed of flour and lean beef in equal quantities, with one-half as much dried milk and a little Invort sugar Intended as a blndor for tho purpose of rendering the cracker less likely to crumble, In addition to which tho Invert sugar has restorative quali ties that will add to tho valuo df tho ration aa a sustaining provision. Nebraska Representative RIVERS and harbors Injected thomselves into tho agricultural bill dobato In tho house when Congressman "Hnmpy" Mooro of Pennsylvania undertook to havo provision mado for connecting good roads with railroad and waterway terminals. For sovoral weeks there had been a running (Iro hotween Mooro, nnd'somo of tho mlddlo West roprooentnttves as tho "pork-barrel" Issue, Representative Sloan of Nebras ka, who suggested a lino of thought about "appropriations for gargling tho mouth of tho Dolaware," was dis cussing the mud in tho country voadB. Mooro Inquired why appropriations to dig mini out of tho rivers was not ub essential aa appropriating money to dig mud out of tho roads. Sloan retorted that tho trouble was the rivers and harbors advocates wanted to put water In tho rivers. Somo further badinago led to Mooro taking tho floor for tho purpose of "embalming his Nobraska friend in verse." Here Is tho result: "When my colleague from Nebraska takes the center of the stage Everybody stops to ltson, from tho speuker to the page; For thoy know thero'c. stmothlng doing' und thoy want to soo tho fun, , As my colleague fjnjn Nebraska puts tho river on tho run: "Oh, my collenTva from Nobraska talks about tho river 'pork. You can bco Iowa tlttor consternation in Now York! What a Joko to spend our money on those sluggish little creeks, When tho deur old cows in Kansas cannot sleep for cattlo ticks! "Garglo rivers with our moneyl Make a roadway for a BhlpJ When our hogs aro down with asthma and our pullets have tho plpi 'Never,' quoth Nebraska's hero; 'Novor,' echoes down tho lino. 'Never vblle appropriations may bo had to help our swine." Motion Picture Screen monument now classifies aa tho captivity. On it aro being projected pnbllc and that aro strictly' olllclal in character, boing produced under tho auspices of tho bureau of commercial economics. Tho pictures were taken for tho government In tho various natlonnl parks with tho Idea of allow ing tho peoplo of tho country tho beauty spots of America, and also for tho purpose of doing a bit of real university cxtensi6n work. Tho idea of tho pictures Is puroly educational and tho flltn3 shown aro of a character that docH not compete In any way with tho regular motion of having his picturo taken either out principal objection to most of tho types tested was that thoy added to the amount of transportation that had to bo maintained for an army in tho field and that they did not pro duco satisfactory results in tho way of hot food for men on tho march and on tho firing lino. The latost typo Is helloved to solve the problem, and 25 of them havo been ordered. Each of them is mounted on two wheels, and it can bo drawn by two mules. Two of them "Embalmed in Verse ( EVERYBODY iTC-PjA . j ro usren fro we pXX A BETTER STANDARD OF DAIRY Farmers Allow City Dairymen to Pick Out Best Producers In Herd Quality Deteriorates. It Hecms to be true thnt tho quality of the farm dairy herds is of a much lower standard In practically every way than thoso of tho city dairyman. ThiB really works to tho dctrlmont of thq farmer and yet ho 13 to blame for tho wholo thing. Tho city dairyman who must buy all of his feed knows, that ho cannot afford to keep a cow unless sho 1b a real producer, thereforo ho goes out Into tho country and per suades tho farmer to part with tha very best cows in his hord. Tho cow Is taken to the city and worked as hard ns possiblo until oho begins to fail, when sho is sold to tho butcher. All of her calves havo gone to the samo place and thus wo boo that noth ing whatever has been dono toward building up the standard of tho dairy anlmals of tho country. Circumstances mako It nocessary that tho city dairyman should make a. very close study of tho business and Heavy-Produclna Cow. knowledge thus acquired enables him to take advantage of tho nverago farm er when ho goes out Into tho country in search of cows to add to bis herd Very seldom does ho consider buying' tho cows that tho farmer is willing to dispose of but he ferrets out those that ho is confident aro tha real' pro ducers and, bo it said to tho credit ot hiB Bhrowdness, ho usually gets what ho wants. Such sales are bound to keep any herd down to a mediocre standard be cause tho cowb that really produced a. profit are gone, also there is hut small likelihood of any Improvement because calve3 from poor cows seldom provei moro valuable than their dam. Such methods usually allow the quality of. tho herd to deteriorate. SALTING IS NICE OPERATION; Should Bo as Near Absolutely Pure at Possible Used for Flavoring and Preserving. Salting tho butter is a nlco opera tlon which requires considerable' knowledge and caro to bo dono prop erly. In tho first -place, tho buttor must bo washed until entirely free from buttermilk beforo tho salt Is. added. Tho salt should bo as near absolutely pure as can bo purchased and the finor it is the bettor. One ounce of salt to one pound of button added to tho butter gradually and well worked in, Is tho rule. . It 1b advisable to permit tho buttor to stand after salting for 24 hours if possible, then work it over and put it in prlntB or pact it for Market as de sired. Salt ia added to butter with a twofold purpose. First ob a flavoring clement and also as n preservative. Water hclds in solution an enormous, quantity of salt and tho salt in butter absorbs the water which persists in tho buttor In spite of much work and makes the product proper as It comps to tho table, nearly dry. Tho amount of water in tho usual sample of butter runs between 10 und JL2 p"er cent. There is no step in tho production ol good butter more important than tho Halting. EXPENSE OF RAISING HEIFER Must Bo Worth More Than $60 Wherc Two Years Old to Be Profitable to Dairy Farmer. Investigations mails by tho depart ment of agriculture Indicate that the avcrago cost of raising a heifer on a dairy farm in the northern and cast er,: sections is about $G1 at tho end of her socund year; this includes an aliowauco of $?.l for labor. Th& heifer Is given a credit of $8 for tho. munuro sho produces. Thus It ap pears that tho dairy farmer In thu sections mentioned cannot afford to ralao a heifer that i not worth more than $C0 when two ears old. 'GOOD COWS TO CONTEMPLATE. Time, Fntlence and Effort Are Re quired to Secure Butterfat Prize Is Worth While. Cows that produce large amounts ot butterfat aro good to contemplate, but It requires tlmo, effort and per sistence to get them, and In tho get ting a good many blanks will be drawn; but tho prizes mako tho effort worth while.