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THIfi 6EMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
GUARDING NEW YORK WATER FRONT LEARN USE OF PENNY War Introduces It Into California for First Time. POULTR HCFS Cupid Kept Busy During Week-Ends at the Capital WASHINGTON. Oh, Mister Dan Cupid, when did you mnko Wushlngton your hcndquartors? The national capital on Saturday and Sunday Is Just ono great big "Lover's Lane," a mccca for military lovers. There ten thousand or more soldier hoys and their sweet -CUP10- J Washington's social week-ends brilliant. offort to make tho life of America's soldiers a happy one. Dances, tens, recep tions and dinners abound over tho week-ends for tho soldiers and their sweet hearts. And hero nnd there among the many swecthenrts are "the dearest Bwcct heurts." Little grny-halrcd mothers come to sec tholr boysperhaps for the last time before they "go over there." In tho midst of hurried war preparations nnd the mobilizing of men for bnttlo, Washington seems to be a continual scmblnnco of Btrlfe. But tho week ends bring relief with tho sweethearts and lovers. Ono forgets tho horrors of war nnd sees only tho hnpplncss of love. Fine work, Mister Dan Cupid; keep It up I Flock to See Prominent FORGET the "DIumoud Horseshoe," for It has been eclipsed by tho brilliancy of Washington's concert nudlcnccs. There was a tlmo when Just plnlu ordinary women gasped at tho mention of tho "Diamond Horseshoe." It meant tho very essence of society nnd bril liance. But Washington's concert au diences havo tho "Diamond Horseshoe" of New York's opera far outclassed for real brilliant people tho sort of peoplo thnt you gnzo nt In tho Sunday supplements. These concerts como Just at "tea time," twice a week. Soon after four o'clock the stream of carriages yos equipages are Btill considered qulto proper in Washington and limousines bcgln'to gnthor In front of tho theater wherever tho afternoon's concert may bo. Down out of tho carriages step some of tho world's famous people. Kven New York's brllllnncy has been dimmed by tho wnr, for many Now York women nro hero now, giving tholr services to their country. Women, of course, give the real brilliancy to these concerts, but then thcro nro tho men, too. Strnlght-buckcd men in mllltnry uniform, erect naval ofll ccrs, and hero and thcro some gayly clud allied soldier of Franco, Italy ot England, add to the brilliancy of the occasion. Washington, despite tho fact that It Is tho center of America and has for many years had famous men In Its midst, is not entirely Immuno to curiosity. And then the big men of tho Washington of todny nro of a different type. The man who gained prominence through politics has pnsscd from tho center of the state. He has been sup planted by tho man who has mado a nnmo for himself in business. These men arc n curiosity to Washlnglonlnns nnd then everybody wants to sec what their wives look like. Where Royalty Rubs Shoulders With Democracy ROYALTY nnd democracy mix In Washington today Just us though thero was not n world wnr going on to mako democracy supremo. Dukes and lords, barons and counts walk side by sldo with American civilians. Tho (i)E H A PARQH , , . Witness a few. First of nil thero Is Lord NorlhcIilTo, nu English peer. Yet I saw him sit nt a round table In n moderately priced restaurant eating u OO-cont dinner with apparent relish, whllo ho talked with a group of American uewspaper men. , Italy has her men of nobility. Her ambassador is of noblo birth. Thero Is also Vlttorlo Falorsl, of tho embassy staff, n man who came to Washington to seo that tho Italian mission did not suffer at tho hands of tho newspaper men. He Is still hero and always n source of Information on things Italian. In Italy ho has rank and noblo bearing. In Washington hj Is just a plain citizen. Wo women In our 'days of lurid romnuce reading wore wont to sigh and wish for a lord or duko happen along nnd propose marriage, writes a corre spondent. Now that I havo seen u few of tho nobles nt closo rnngo I want to tell thoso of my sex who still long for a title that they will And nobility of todny nothing raoro than nny American boy can offer. Two Months Dry, and Not a Case of Snake- Bite AFTER two months not n physician or druggist In Washington has reported n slnglo enso of snnko bite. Tho zoo authorities have actually taken down tho strong wlro netting which had been placed In front of the snafeo cage, ns it will uv iici'iimi uu lunjjLT. a iow pcuuiers who carried a small stock of rontllea havo gono to other parts In prcfcrcnco to going Into bankruptcy. Nobody will buy a snuke. But In plnco of tho snake bltct hns como the old-fashioned "tummy uche." Every Httlo whllo n oufferer makes his way to n drug store imd almost begs tor a doso of Jamaica ginger to euro I "pain." This does not mean that Washing ton really has nn enlrinmle nf Ktnmnnii ache. Tho remedy for stomach ache Is Jamaica ginger. And Jumulcn ginger Is esteemed ns n substitute for booze. But the druggist Is Busplcloua of tho raau who habitually has an Internal nchc. Thero nro fow chroulc Jamaica ginger drinkers In Washington, us few druggists will assume tho largo risk for a small profit. A paregoric or Jamaica ginger addict enters tho drug store with a bottle. U tells of a stomach acho or u colicky bnby. Woman "dopes' seem to be more ausicrous than men. Thoy sometimes go from drug store to drug store, Reeking something to soothe their nerves. Druggists nro Increasing tho price of Jamaica ginger aad paregoric to dlt ettrage their uue or are refusing to sell. hearts In Wushlngton over every week end. From four of the nearby military establishments the soldiers flock to Washington, and from all over Amer ica their sweethearts come. Up nnd down Pennsylvania avenue they stroll, nrm In arm. In the restaurants and theaters thoso war lovers nro every where. For two days they forget the wnr and what the future may hold In store for thorn. The war has made Social loaders have plunged Into tho Men and Their Wives ( WB Mi5'" J DE A GM'RL AT LEAST royalty, however,, Is not the royalty of autocracy. It Is tho royalty of de mocracy. SInco America entered tho wnr Englnnd, Franco and Italy hnvo sent somo of tholr brightest men to Wash ington to aid America In her prepara tions for war. Many of these men nro of the nobility, but they havo for gotten their noble birth nnd nre giv ing their lives to the cause of de mocracy. REWLY-WH M'TfOTKO I0C6 HPWW JTONKK war: Kin i 9 d3t i 50- M9rn 'm Soldier on guard in lower West who look to him like enemy nlleus. D'Annunzio Is Decorated by Two Kings for Deeds of Bravery. GREATEST WARRIOR OF AIR In Addition to Triumphs as an Author and Aviator, D'AnnunzIo Has Shown Marked Ability as Statesman and Politician. Borne. Two rulers, the kings re spectively of Great Britain nnd Mon tenegro, hnvo conferred medals on Gn brlello D'AnnunzIo. Without tho history of this mnn's re mnrkublo career fresh In mind tho reader of this news Is hardly likely to realize tho fact that In D'AnnunzIo Is embodied probably the highest typo of contrasting versatility now living. GaUrlelle D'AnnunzIo. The greatest living poet, the greatest living playwright of u great and talent ed people, Is now acknowledged Its greatest living warrior of Ihe nlr. Flfty-threo years seems an appropri ate .ii go nt which to nttnln distinction In literature or art, Jmt the greatest llyors of other nntlons are men In their twenties. Mature age .Is supposed to havo unstendlod the nerves and so cooled the enthusiasm ns to unlit a man; In n large mensure, far brilliant work above tho clouds. D'AnnunzIo has disproved this theory. In addition to his triumphs ns nn nuthor and aviator, D'AnnunzIo hns ONE SKIPPER EARNS $125,000 Hazardous Calling of Great Britain's Fishermen Pays Well Dur Ino tho War. null, England. II, was announced by tho northeastern sen fisheries com mlttco thnt a. Hull fishing skipper 1ms earned $125,000 since tho wnr broke out, and another mado $75,000 in two years. The chief olllcer romnrks In his re port that "tho skippers earn all they rccelvo when tho perils of tho North sen nro remembered." WILL HONOR TmYrICAN DEAD French People Will Erect a Monument to-First Who Fell Fighting the Kaiser. Indianapolis, lnd. Commemorating tho death of James B. Gfeslmm of Ev unsvllto and his two companions, tho first three American soldiers killed on tho bnttlo fleldu of France, a monu ment Is to hu erected in tho church yard of the small French village whero tho bodies lie, according to tnforma- PO HA LED AS l MMHHHiW street, New York, questioning two men F IIALY shown marked ability as a politician. Tho career of this remnrknblo man began in his fifteenth year. While ho was studying nt Prado he published n volumo of poems In which ho display ed such mnrked ability that ho attract ed tho attention of literary critics throughout Europe. It Is upon tho "splcyness" of his themes that D'Annunzlo's enemies base their most severo criticisms, but tho esteem In which he Is held by tho Itnl Ian public wus shown vividly In the un certain days of 1015. At this time Giolittl, tho Italian ex-premier, was the leader of tho pro-German element In Italy. At n critical time Giolittl visited Rome and attempted n coup which would have committed the nation to active participation In tho wnr on bc hnlf of tho nntlons with Avhlch sho Is now locked In a life nnd death strug gle. D'Annunzlo's voice, which was tho real voice of Italy, was raised against such a movo and so stirred were tho people In his nudlenco that they rushed enraged to tho streets nnd threw up bnrrlcndes behind which they fought for tho preservation of tho country's honor against those who would betray them to tho kaiser and his Intriguers. Cries "Always Forward." On May 10, 1015, tho Italian parlia ment declared war and tho next day D'AnnunzIo -Issued nn Impnssloned stntement declaring that "This day the people of Italy havo once more become healthy; they havo recovered their strength nnd their liberty. Bo they few or bo they many, ono against one, one ngnlnst four or ono ngnlnst ten forward. Always forward to the charge. Victory Is only to thoso who bellevo In victory, who swear by vic tory." D'AnnunzIo was among tho first to manifest an Intense Interest In avia tion. When tho Wright brothers were In Europo ho passed n great deal of tlmo with them, nnd It wns through his Influence largely that tho Italian gov eminent consented to consider serious ly what until then had been regarded as a fantastic dream. Tho nlrplana at that tlmo wns an unstable nnd peril ous machine. Nobody knew this bet ter than the Inventors, and It wns only with tho greatest reluctance .that Or vlllo Wright 'ono dny consented to tnko tho poet with him In n short flight. Tho flyer and his passenger mounted only n short distance above tho ground but tho sensation wns sufllclent to lenvo D'AnnunzIo nn aviation enthusi ast. Mail Carrier Walked 153,400 Miles. Altoonn, Pa. Thirty-five yenrs of servlco n n letter carrier of the Al toonn post office bus been rounded out hero by Orvllle H. Babcock, aged sixty, Hp will rccelvo tho godlen star from tho department. In tho performance of his duties ho has walked 153.-I00 miles, und ho wears out five pairs of shoes a year. ' tlon contained In a letter Mrs. Lucius B. Swift of this city from M. Mlrmnn, prefect of tho department of Meurthe-et-Monelle, Franco. After thanking Mrs. Swift for her work In aiding French orphans, M. MIrmnn's letter continues: 'Damned he tho knlsor and tho na tion that caused so much blood and tears to be shed over bur poor earth. Wo must win or die. Wo shall win We must bent down the Germau beast, together." IMMENSE AIR RAID DUGOUT England Opens to Public Use Railway Tunnel Accommodating 20, 000 Persons. London. The biggest nlr raid dug out In Knglnnd. has Just .been opened to tho public for use during nlr raids. It will accommodate 20,000 persons. The dugout Is really nn unfinished rail way tunnel, 100 feet underground, on which work was discontinued at tho beginning of tho war. It Is electric lighted and seats havo been provided for 2,000 persons. Heretofore Regarded as Too Insigni ficant to Bear Value In Relation to Business. Snn Francisco. The war Is Intro ducing the humble penny Into Califor nia. -For tho first time In the history of tho stnte It wjll be used In com merce. Heretofore this fraction of currency has been regarded ns too In significant to bear any value In Its re lation to business. The value of the copper cent Is one of tho lessons In thrift which Mrs. A. S. Baldwin of San Francisco will tnko hack to tho women of California. Mrs. Baldwin Is one of the most prominent clubwomen of San Francisco and sho wns recently called to Washington by the secretary of fho treasury to servo on the womnn's liberty loan committee, and to carry tho lessons of the Liberty lonn nnd of the wnr savings certifi cates to tho women In the far West. "Out In California wo arc bo far away from the center of things that many of the remote communities know tho thrift campaign of the Liberty loan only as a nnmc. The duty of our wom en, ns I seo It, Is not only to conserve In a large way, but to save the small amounts which the peoplo of tho West nre apt to overlook. "Wo nre only beginning to use cop pers In Snn Francisco," said Mrs. Bald win, "nnd they nre still only used In n few of tho shops. In California tho copper cent hns been regarded hereto fore as too Inconsiderable a trifle to bo given nny consideration. Tho wnr nnd Its emergency measures, such as tho war sayings certificates and the thrift stnmps, will change the Callfornlan's attitude toward the modest penny. AMERICAN IS BRITISH LORD Frank Cooper, chief of the Informa tion bureau of the olllco of the district attorney of New York-, received word that through the death of his elder brother, Sir Horace Cooper, ho sue-; cccds not only to the English bar onetcy of his brother, but niso to tho family estate In England appraised nt half a million dollars. Sir Horace's only son, who would have become the; baron was killed In the battle of tho, Somme. A full-fledged citizen, ho will, not, ho declares, exchange thnt cltlzen-i ship for tho title. Mr. Cooper, or Lord Cooper. Is n nenhow of the first iLndy Duffer'In, nnd a younger brother. r I i n aiuj. amines uooper, is now governor of the Western Soldiers' home, near London. Mr. Cooper slnco becoming; an American, hns been a newspaper' man and nn actor. Family Never Missed War. Elizabeth, W. Vn. Tho family of N, D. Madden, near here, 'Is a soldierly and patriotic one. Madden Is a vcti eran of the Cllvl wnr. His great grwid father served In tho Itcvolutlo-.tjx' wnr. His grandfather served In thq War of 1812. He and another brother, fought In the Civil wnr, and n younger brother fought In tho Spnnlsh-Amerl-enn war. Two of his 'sons nro in tho present war, und four other sons nr? awaiting tho call. RATIONING IS SYSTEM URGED British Worklngmen Demand Better Distribution Methods for Food Supplies. London. Resolutions calling on tho government to Introduce n system of rationing nnd asserting that a gravo crisis Is approaching In many of tho working class districts were adopted by tho Workers Notional committee, which Includes representatives of most of the largo trades unions. Robert Smith, president of the Miners' Fed eration, Is chairman of tho committee. Tho resolutions say that In some working class districts women are com pelled to wait In front of shops and oft en are unable to obtnln teu, sugar, milk, butter, bacon or margarine. A bad system of distribution Is said to bo largely responsible for this state of nffnlw. C. M. Brooks, n hunter nf Prnlrln du Chlen, Wis., shot n queer duck In ttyo wild rlco of Mississippi. The bird Is pure white from head to tin of tall and has red eyes. SOUR MILK FOR LAYING HENS Mo it Excellent Substitute for Meat Scrap and-Will Give Good Re turns During Winter. Whllo tho production of eggs dur ing tho winter when high prices pre vail Is tho result of proper breeding, hatching, rearing nnd care, proper feeding will always tend to stimulate- egg production at that sonson. Ono reason why hons lay well lit spring and summer is thnt they tiro ablo to obtain animal 'Urotoin In tho form of bugs and worms. During fall and winter, therefore, the poultry feeder should attempt to lmltnto summer feed conditions. Tho commer cial poultrymnn supplies animal pro tein by feeding mcatscrops. but tho Varracr often falls to provide this feed. Skim milk, preferably sour, Is a most excellent substitute for meat scrap and will give good returns wlieit 'fed to Inylrig hens. Numerous experi ments have shown that laying hens fed skim m'llk will doublo In egg pro duction similar hens fed no form of !nnlmal protein. I According to F. D. Crook3 of the iPennsylvnnln State college school of (agriculture and experiment Btatlon, jthe exact value of sour milk ns a source of protein, is difficult to state. (Numerous feeding trlnls, however, place Its value nt CO cents to 2 per fi.00 pounds. Skim milk lowers tho cost of prot during n dozen eggs. On tho farm It jinny mean tho difference between (profit and loss In connection with tho farm flock. Sour milk bns n medicinal icffect also. It keeps hens in good health nnd helps prevent disease. I SPROUTED OATS FOR FOWLS Recommended as Green Feed for Poul try by Specialist of Department. - -of Agriculture. ; The poultry specialists of the U. S. department of ngrlculture advise that sprouted oats fed ns green feed to hens confined to yards cost about 10 cents per hen a year and one cent per dozen eggs, not Including any charges for labor and equipment. In the experiments of these specialists Device for Sprouting Oats. , jthe hens ate on an average In one year nbout 1.3 pounds of oyster shell kind 0.7 of a pound of grit, which to gether cost about one cent per hen. CLEAN-CUT POULTRY HOUSES Let Only Odor Be Suggestive of Clean liness Lice and Mites. Will Increase Rapidly. Clean out tho poultry houses, coops nnd nests nnd thoroughly disinfect fthem. Keep them clean nttcl let the only odor nbout them bo one sugges-' jtlvo of cleanliness. The time Is nt Jiand when lice nnd mites nnd blue bugs will Increase rnpldly nnd overrun Mio place In n little whllo. The best weapon to fight them with is cleanli ness. , SHELLS, GRIT AND CHARCOAL Too Many Farmers Do Not Realize lm. portance of Supplying Egg Making Materials. Too roony people who raise poultry do uot rcallzo the Importance of sup plying their flock with nn nbundanct of oyster shells, grit and charcoal. In order for them to keep In the best of health and produce tho best results, poultry must be well supplied with them. FOWLS TOO CLOSELY YARDED They Have Little Opportunity to Sup ply Themselvcc With Necessary Amount of Grit. When fowls nro closely yarded, or during cold weather when the ground Is frozen or covered with snow, thpy Jiavo little opportunity to supply them selves .with nny kind of grit or Its substltuto and nre liable to becomo sick, duo to indigestion. AVOID DAMPNESS IN HOUSES Dark Buildings, Lacking Direct Sun. light. Are Conducive to Disease Clean Them Up. Damn houses, osneelnllv if lacking direct sunlight, moldy litter. rtfi V... i mm uimjf ui-siB uuu roosts aro con ducive to disease. Chicken' ybx finds a good breeding place under such coii dltlons. Clean up, and -"lot a Httlo vvjushino fc I"