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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
FRUIT LAXATIVE FOSJi CHILD "California Syrup of Figs" can't harm tender stomach, liver and bowels. Every mother ronllzos, after giving her children "California Syrup of Figs" that this is their ideal laxativo, becauso they lovo its pleasant taste and It thoroughly cleanses tho tender littlo stomach, liver and bowels with' out griping, When cross, Irritable, foverlsh, or breath Is bad, stomach sour, look at tho tonguo, mothor! If coated, glvo a tcaspoonful of this harmless "fruit laxativo," and in a few hours all tho ' foul, constipated wasto, sour bile and undigested food passes out of tho bow els, and you have a well, playful child again. When Its littlo syptom is full of cold, throat sore, has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, Indigestion, colic remom ber, a good "Inside cleaning" should always bo tho first treatment given. Millions of mothers keep "California Syrup of Figs" handy; thoy know n tcaspoonful today saves a sick child tomorrow. Ask at tho storo for a f0 cent bottlo ofi "California Syrup ol Figs," which has directions for babies, children of all ages and grown-up? printed on tho bottlo. Adv. HAM THAT M'TAVISH LIKED One Peculiarity About It Was That It Evidently Was Sold In a Bottle. Mrs. McTnvlsh mot Mrs. Drown on n country road near n Scottish town. Tho former was currying n queer-look-lug parcel and Mrs. Drown Inquired its to its nature. "Oh, ny, It'H Jlst some hum fur Me Tavlsh. I always buy my hum frae Sandy, In the toon. McTnvlsh likes his hamo better than any other." "Indeed, so? Weel, my mon Is verm fond o' ham. I'm thlnkln' I'll be get ting some for him at Sandy's." Arriving in the town she called nt Sandy's provision establishment and demanded a pound of ham. "Whit kind o' ham?" "Oh, the same kind o' ham that ye serve Mrs. McTnvlBh wl." "Ah recti" said the grocer, adding In a whisper: "Whaur's yeh bottle?" SKIN TORTURES That Itch, Burn and Scale Quickly Re- ! Ileved by Cutlcura Trial Free. I It takes about ten minutes to prove that a hot bath with Cutlcura Soap followed by gentle applications of Cutlcura Ointment will nfforrt relief and point to speedy healmcnt of eczemas, Itchlngs nnd Irritations: They uro Ideal for nil toilet purposes. Free sample each by mall with Book. Address postcard, Cutlcura, Dept. h, Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv. Tipping Habit Strong. A hotel proprietor In New York who sets out to kill off tipping bus about as much ehanco of success as did old King Canute when he ordered the deep blue sea to chase Itself away from his royal brogaiiH. Hear Copeland Town send's wall. Ho has announced that despite signs asking patrons not to tip lint boys and public persists In shunt Ing dimes the brigands' way. Some even got sore nml wrote him sarcastic letters Hint they could tip If they pleased anil Intimated that tt was none of his business, so there you are. Kven waiters themselves have the tipping habit. At a recent dinner a hundred extra waiters were required and a room was given over where they could check their hats nnd coats. Every one of these waiters gave a tip. despite the notice that It was not required. In Loudon there Is a hotel that liiis banned tipping successfully, but Americans want to tip and they'll do It, b'gosh 1 "CASHETS" AGT ON LliyOWELS No sick hcadacho, biliousness, bad taste or constipation by morning. Got a 10-cont box. Aro you kooplng your bowoU, llvor, and stomach clean, pure and fresh with Cascarots, or moroly forcing a passagoway ovory few dnyB with Salts, Cathartic PIHb, Castor Oil or Purgative Waters? Stop having a bowel wash-day. Let Cascarets thoroughly cleanse and reg ulate tho stomach, romovo tho sour and fermontlng food and foul gases, take tho oxcosa bllo from tho llvor nd carry out of tho system all tho onstlpntcd wasto matter and poisons (a tho bowels. A Cnscarot to-night will maku you feel great by morning. Thoy work while you sloop novor grlpo, slckon or caUBO any Inconvonlonco, and cost only 10 cents a box from your store. Millions of men nnd woraon tnko a CaBcarot now and then and novor have Hcadacho, DIllousnosB, Coated Tongue. Indigestion, Hour Stomach or Constipation. Adv. Cojor of It. "Hu'hJii a Urown study." "I, wonder If It's, over, a blue funk or u black thought?" FOOD VERY SHORT, GERMANY ADMITS t 1 Inquiry Shows Almost No Butter and Sugar, With Short ' Potato Crop. LITTLE AID FROM ROMANIA Supply From That Country Almost Negligible Big Cities Suffer the Most Perfect Organization Regulates Food Supply. Berlin (Correspondence of Tho As sociated Press). A summary of tho German food situation today shows very littlo butter with little If any prospect that there will be more In the Immediate future. An equally small amount of margarine or other substi tutes for butter. A supply of meat that does not bid fair to Increase be cause there Is so little feed on which the cattle can bo nourished nnd fat tened. A minimum amount of sugar, Blnco less than tho usual supply of sugar beets was raised In 1010, and a part of tho supply has to go toward making chemicals. An almost com plete failure of the potato crop, so that tho bread ration is to be "stretched" with barley Instead of po tato Hour, to tho consequent diminish ing of tho beer production. An almost negligible supply of coffee, and a very slender amount of ten. On the credit side of the ledger stand the vegetables that were raised In great quantities during the last sum mer, and that with German thoughtful ness nnd system hnvo been dried In great quantities, and will be available for the winter. Likewise there aro great quantities of mnnnaladc, or nonr marmalndc, which have been stored up as n substitute for butter. The sub stitute Is very poor, but better than nothing. The nverage German will Insist that Koumniila stands on the credit side of the ledger, too, and that It Is a big Item. But It Is extremely probable that tho amount of food found In llou mnnln Is far smnller than had been nntlclpnted. Turkey, Bulgaria, Hun gary and Austria, all also have a claim on whatever there mny bo. Although Germany Is running the military situ ation In Houmanln, Germnny Is very far away. Her authorities have known for weeks that there was little to expect from Itoumanln, and hnvo tried to break tho evil news gently. First came the announcement that tho slzo of the supplies captured was un known, then the word that whatever might bo found would not bo used but kept as a reserve. German Cities Suffer. It Is, of course, the big Gorman cit ies that are suffering, nnd that are go ing to suiter Increasingly as the war continues. Lack of transportation fa cilities Is an Increasingly Important factor. Germany, which beforo tho war had somewhat more than ample freight cars for Its own needs, now hns to mako tho samo number of cars, ap proximately, do for all of tho Germnn empire, nearly all of Belgium, north em France, all Poland, nnd a big piece or Itussla, In addition to Serbia, Montenegro, nnd tho biggest half of Itoumanln. Only a relatively smnll number of ears captured In Belgium HIS SALARY TREBLED Wlllluni P, -Mulburn, formerly an as Blstant secretary of tho treasury, has left for New York to begin his duties as chief National bunk examiner for the Second federal reserve district of New York, succeeding Charles Starek. Mr. Mnlbtirn Is a son-in-law of Senntor Thomas of Colorado. Ills home in In Denver, where ho was au attorney and Inter a banker. Ills now Job pays $15,000 n yenr Instead of tho $.1,000 lie draw an assistant secretary of the treasury. have been added to the German rolling SIOCK. As tin war has gone on the condi tion or thin rolling stock has deterior ated itendlly. nnd scarcely any or It litis been replaced. A shortage of oils Iiiim not allowed the proper enre or "inn cars mere nre; hot boxes on both passenger and freight cars are every day occurrences. The engines have now to draw such heavy loads that they are going to pieces roster than they used to. Feed and rodder conditions for Ger man live stock Improved somewhat through last year's harvests, but only somewhat. The cattle are still thin and scraggly. The milch cuttle glvo less than ever, and there Is little milk thnt can he spared for cheese. The cat tle, when slaughtered, give less ment than they used to, nnd so horse meat has had to be resorted to In a degree that Is unprecedented. The available supply or swine has never recovered from the original Ger man mistake of 10M and 1915, when millions of pigs were slaughtered to save the food that they devoured, only thereby reduclnc the a dangerous point. The Germans have never forgiven thomselves for thnt shortsightedness. The samo In a measure IioIiIm trim of sugar. There had been an oversup- jj in iui-i, ami solemn wnrnlngs went out not to plant so much beets and more to grain. The peas antry followed the advice too literally, and Germany awoke tn timi tii.it ui! had hardly more than enough sugar lor purposes other than food. So the big cities are In part llvlni: on sneHm. rlne now, and there isn't enough ui i nar. Tho coffee-stretching procoss began BRITON FIGHTS TWELVE GERMAN AIRMEN Lieutenant in Scout Machine Dives Into Squadron, Firing as He Flies. DARING STUNTS IN WEST Teutonic and Allied Aviators In Thrill- Ing 8hnm Falls Out of Control Work Is Useful and Vital. With the British Armv In France. The announcement thnt "improved weatlior conditions permitted increased nerlal activity along tho entire front" is tho lacoulc nnd prosaic wnv In which tho ofllclal communique dis misses somo of tho most spectnculnr episodes of the war. To thoso who have once witnessed this "Increased aerial activity" such an announcement conjures up nt once n picture of countless nlrplanes In tho nlr scouting, fighting, diving, spin ning, hovering over enemy targets and cuimiy sending wireless slunnls through tho fountnlns of enemy lire, photographing tho enemy lines, bomb- ing nis, ammunition dumps and sheds nnd supply columns, and otherwise "carrying on" In tho skv In n manner wholly bewildering to the onlooker, but lypnying in supreme decree tho Indls- pensnblo part aviation Is playing In mis war. Work Is Useful and Vital. In the uggregato tho losses in the Hying corps nre as nothing compared wiui tno useful nnd vital work the "wings" nCCOIUDllsh. Without them the big guns would have no fur-seeing eyes io correct their shells. Without them and the hundreds of photographs they dally tnke tho map mukers could hot trace each detail of the trench po sitions. Without them the general staff could not accurately know Just what Is going on by day and night be hind the enemy lines. Without them modern war would lose Its most fas dilating phase. . Tho "good Hying" of n single day on the British front nloue may represent a day of a hundred fights, a day of four-score nlrplanes In wing to wing combat, a day of a thousand personal Incidents nnd deeds or daring In tho once strange strntn or high, thin nlr. it might tell, for Instance, of how Lieutenant A In a fast-llylug scout machine encountered u squadron of 12 German Itolands. The odds were one sided enough, hut the young Britisher decided to tnke u chance. lie climbed swiftly and surely until he got rar above and to tho rear of the hostile craft. Evidently the Germans were In tent upon some errand which they pro posed to carry out In force, for they paid no heed to tho khnkl-cluil nlrman until he deliberately dived Into them, tiring as he came. This throw the 12 Into a panic, nnd their formation was entirely broken up. Meanwhile Lleutennnt A got beneath the near est machine and fired an entire drum or cartridges Into It at 5 yards. The hostile machine collapsed and "crashed." After seeing his particular enemy "crash" Lieutenant A drew off to think, things over. He wns somewhat minimi to see still more hostile ma chines coming up In formation. But ho dashed at the leader of tho new comers nnd sent him In a splrnl noso dive to a "crash." This led to still more complications, and tho Intrepid little pilot soon found himself engaged with three machines. His fight with these wns Indecisive. "For," says tho ofllclal record, "hav- last spring, and has continued so dill gently that real coITeo Is an almost un obtainable- rarity, nnd the nverage "cof fee" that Is available Is so poor as to be undrlnkuble for the person used to real coffee. Substitutes such as rhiuiry. herbs, mixtures of nil kinds, have taken coffee's place. Regulates Food Affairs. The most perfect organization nnd system In the world has stepped In nnd so regulated food affairs that every adult In tho empire Is pretty well as sured of half n pound of ment a week. But nenrly every ounce of that half pound Is lean ment. The fat, rarely reaches the purchaser, for It is Jealous ly hoarded by the government. System likewise hns provided thnt there shall be no more butter riots, or bread riots, or meat lines. There Is now a so-called "customers' list," whereby each resident or any Inrge city Is registered with one dairy store, and one baker, and one butcher. The customer hns a number, nnd on stnted days mny purchase his or her quotn of food by number. Government secret-scrvico ngents hnvo been busy ferreting out cases of extortion and overcharging, nnd heavy' lines and Im prisonments have been salutary In their effect. Likewise the custom of hoarding, which the Germans call "liamsterlng" nftcr the animal "ham ster" or groundhog, has been discour aged to a great extent by tines and other punishments. During the final months of 1010 Ger mans of the wealthier class helped out their scanty lurders with butter, eggs. cheese nnd the like which they procured from convenient "relatives" whom they discovered in Holland nnd Den mnrk. Now that has been done away with. From tho first or January on, the German government, through Its central purchasing company, will buy all the food in adjoining foreign coun tries that those countries will or mny sell, and will distribute It equally In Germnny. TO PROTECT EYES f OF OHIO RABBITS j Columbus, O. Ilepresentntlve Baker of Ashland hns Introduced In tho Ohio legislature a bill which makes It unlawful for tho hunter to shock unsuspecting rubblts at night with tho bright glnre of a spotlight, and then shoot them down. Baby carriages are exempted rrom the necessity of carrying lights at night in a bill fathered by Senntor Terrell, which re quires lights on all vehicles, "ex cept those drawn by hand, and hay wagons." Ing expended nil his ammunition, Lieu u'liuni a set oft for home." A few days later, It is related, he took a running dive Into a formation of 20 hostile mnchlnes with nil tho self-assurance an engle might have In tlio midst of a flock of sparrows. Be fore he was through ho had sent three adversaries "crashing." "This time," says tho record, "ho re turned to one of our aerodromes for more nmmunltlon nnd returned to the scene of battle, where ho engaged nnd dispersed such enemy machines ns re mained In the vicinity. One was seen to crash upon a housetop." Airmen Shamming Falls. The Germans lately have adopted tho ruse of "stalling" and shummlng a fall out of control. It Is n thrilling but not uncommon thing to see n Ger man machine when closely pressed turn Its tall straight up In the nlr and dlvo toward the earth for a distance of 2,000 or 3,000 feet, nnd Just ns tho uninitiated onlooker would expect a "crash" It lint tons out nnd starts pell moll for Its own lines. One does not always get away with this bit of aerial strategy, however, as Is shown by tho Itecord of Captain B . After attack ing three hostile machines ho saw one of them going down In n spinning noso dive. lie suspected tho honesty of that dive and decided to do n little div ing "on his own." This dramatic downward duel continued ror full 5,000 feet, until the Germnn was driven Into a spin "and seen to crash." EUROPEAN WAR IN PEKING Austrian and Italian Legation Guards Meet In Streets and Battle Ensues. San Francisco. The war In Buropo has been fought over on n reduced though bloody scale in tho streets of Peking, according to C. A. Jauregul, a young millionaire from the Argentlue, arriving here with his bride after a wedding Journey through the Orient. The conflict was staged, said Jauregul, who obtained his Information from the Spnnlsh nmbassador at Peking, when the legation guards of the Austrian nnd Italian legations, marching through the streets met. Tho commands enmo to nn abrupt halt, and then, beforo their ofllcers could stop tho men, u battle occurred In which lilies, swords and bayonets were used. Tho combatants wore fin ally parted by their olllcers nfter many had been wounded. As a result of tho bnttle, tho em hassles agreed to set apart certain days of the week on which tho troops of ono of tho belligerents may go out Into tho streets, while tho other sldo stays within the embassy walls. GOOD ends sm WlAm INDIGESTION, GAS DOUBLE LOAD ON GOOD ROAD Farmers Haul Two Wagons Hitched Together to End of Improved High way Single on Poor Road. (From tho United States Department ol Agriculture.) To see what really happens nt the end of the good road, a public road ?peclall8t of the department recently had observations made In different sec tions of the country. The observers noted many country-bound teamsters who drove two loaded wagons, hitched ono behind the other, to the end of the good rond, nnd then found it nec essary to leave ono wagon by the road side to bo returned for later, whllo all the power of their teams wns devoted to hauling n single wagon over the un .mproved rond. Farmers bound for tho market fre quently were seen to haul wood and stmllnr products to tho beginning of the good rond, there dumping litem, and returning for u second load. When this arrived, the two loads were con solidated and easily hauled by u single team tho remaining distance to market over tlio improved highway. In one section of tho country where oxen are still used teamsters were ob-ser'-ci io bring their loads over the dirt ronds with two or three yokes of oxen. When the beginning of the good roads wns reached, the teamsters would unhitch the extra animals and finish their journey with n single yoke. EXCESS WATER HURTS ROADS Cold Weather Does Not Cause Injury, No Matter Whether Road Is Earth, Gravel of Macadam. Water, not cold, Is the cnuse of tho deterioration of ronds in winter. Cold weather does not in itself injure roads no matter whether they are earth, grnvel or macadam. In fact an earth road will stand more trnillc when It is solidly frozen thnn at any other time. Excess water, however, Is always de trimental to a highway. When cold weather turns this water into ice, tho damage that It does is greatly In creased. Ice occupies considerably more space than the water from which it Is formed, and every person who has lived In a cold climate Is familiar with tho powerful bursting effect of water when left to freeze In a con fined vessel. The same action takes place when a wet road freezes to any considerable depth. It simply bursts or, as wo generally term It in road parlance, tho road heaves. Lnter.-when tho frost leaves, tho road Is dlslntcr grated nnd ruts badly. If this process Is repeated a number of times during tho winter, n gravel or macadam road may bo practically destroyed while an earth road muy become entirely Im passable. A dry road will not heave. Bock, gravel, sand and even clay when per fectly dry contract slightly on freez- Well-Drained Road. Ing. In order to expand on freezing, these mnterlnls must contain or bo mixed with wnter, and the more water they contain the greater the expan sion which takes place. But so long ns tho road remnlns frozen, tho dam ago docs not become apparent. Hence the frequeut and erroneous Idea that It Is the thaw which Injures the road. Tho Injury was done when tho water In the road froze and the particles of tho rood surface broken stone, sand, still lino particles of tmrth or clay wero pushed apurt by the expanding power of tho freezing water. The thaw merely allows the Ico to melt nud nssume Its original volume ns wate, Tho remedy is self-evident. Kcp tho water out of the road. The time to begin preventive measures Is before the rains begin. If the road goes Into tho winter thoroughly dry with the sur fnco nnd drninagc In good condition, tho chances nre extremely favorable that It will come out all right the fol lowing spring. KEEPING UP DIRT HIGHWAYS Farmers Can Have Good Roads by Grading to Drain Off Rainfall and Keep Surface Smooth. We nil want good roads and when we find out what Is the roally perma nent highway we will want that also In line with the modern idea of build ing for keeps. In the meantime farmers can have good dirt roads by grading to drain off the rainfall, and by dragging to keep the surface smooth nnd hard. The Road Scraper. Wliero Is your road scraper? Havo It ready to uso on the roads after every rain. Persuade your neighbor to do tho same. Increase School Attendance. Figures show thnt school attendance Increases importantly wherever coun try ronds nro improved. Expenses for 1914. In 1014 the United Stntes expended for rond work a quarter of a billion dollars. "Pape's Diapepsin" cures sick, sour stomachs in five minutes Time Itl "Iteally does" put bad Btomachs in order "roally does" overcome indiges tion, dyspopsla, gas, heartburn and sourness in flvo minutes that JuBt that makes Papo's Diapepsin tho lar gest Belling stomach regulator In th world. If what you eat ferments into stubborn lumps, you belch gaB and eructato sour, undigested food and acid; head is dizzy and aches; breath foul; tonguo coated; your InBidos filled with bile and indigestible wasto, re member tho moment "Papo's Diapep sin" comes in contact with tho stomach all such distress vanishes. It's truly astonishing almost marvelous, and tho joy is its harmlessness. A largo flfty-cont enso of Papo'n Dia pepsin will glvo you a hundred dollars worth of satisfaction. It's worth Its weight in gold to mon and women who can't get their stom achs regulated. It belongs tn your homo should always ho kept handy In case of sick, Bour, upset stomach during tho dny or at night. It's tho quickest, surest and most harmless stomach doctor in tho world. Adv. WIND IN REPENTANT MOOD After Its Prank, Emissary of Boreas Obligingly Came to the Rescue of Fair Damsel. She was walking up Fourth avenue, In the publishing district, apparently getting enjoyment from the antics of the Janunry gale, relates the New York Evening Post. Sauntering along tinder her green ynrasol (that was a green umbrella, too), she smiled as though she walked under n canopy of June blue instead of January rcaden May. Suddenly, however, her smile changed to nn expression of dismay almost of distress. For a particularly playful one of Boreas' emissaries hurled him self ncross a side street and turned tho green pnrasol completely inside out rather downside up, for not a rib was bent or broken. The umbrella might hnve been a toadstool that ltfted Its edges to the sun. And its owner held on for dear life. If It hud been n black umbrella In stead of a green parasol, she might have relinquished her grnsp and aban doned the idiotic-looking thing t the wind that had so whimsically played a prank upon It. Her one Idea was to reach a repair shop and have It right ed. So she strolled along, holding It with both hands nnd feeling ridiculous ly conspicuous and nmusing to tho pnssers-by who for some reason were too absorbed In the storm to even waste a glance upon her or her predic ament. Only the friendly wind took note. As she crossed the next side street a great gust whirled across, seized the gay parasol at the edges and turned It back as neatly and as completely as any repnlr shop could possibly have done. He Brightened Up. A newsy wns standing In a imorwny In Nnshvllle, Tenn., sobbing plteously. In expectntion of getting rid of his papers to some " charitably inclined person unused to his stereotyped tnle of a sick mother and nothing to eat In the house. ' Tho editor of the big dally he car ried, unknown to tho boy, happened along. "Get out In the street und cry out what's in the paper, Instead of whim pering there In that corner I" he ealled out. "Huh!" answered the boy, "there's nautln' In It!" SPEED combined with good judgment counts in business now-a-days. Grape-Nuts FOOD supplies balanced nourishment for sturdy muscles and active brains. "There's a Reason" .AT change in price, qualify or ji-e of pacKfxjfe.