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THE 8EMI.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
St. Bernard Dogs Economy Victims All but Six at Famous Monastery Killed to Save Meat Supply. HOW PARIS IS REGULATED Bread Shortage Affects the French More Seriously Than Any Other Meat Scarce and Costly In Belgium. Paris. All hut six of the famous St, Bernard dogs kept liy the monkH o that .indent monastery In the Alp iiuvc been killed. Shortlist! of meat tnusod ly the wnr led to this mas sacre. TIm? St. Bernard pass Is of historical renown. It connects the valloyH of II Khone nnd the Dora Baltea. It vnp traversed hy Iloinnii legions thou sands of years ago. In medieval times Jm pass srvcd the armies of conquer ors nnd Hie bands of mercenaries. Nn V icoji cro8B(!(l the Alps nt HiIh point In 1800. The groat monastery was lnillt In tho middle of the sixteenth century. H wns maintained for the relief of travelers who were surprised hy snow--ati rms while crossing the pass. The tt. Bernard dogs were used to find the frozen victims of the storms fn the snowdrifts. They were specially train ed for this work of relief and curried the first aid to the Injured In a little ll'i.sket nttached to their collars. These dogs rescued thousands of humnn be fiiKR, many of whom were of historic prominence. And for the first time In the history of this famous monastery he dot's lind to he slaughtered for want f food. Human Food First Interest. At other times a report of this sort 'vould create profound Interest In I'nrls. hut at present tho human rnco Is thinking of Its own necessities and cares less nbout dog heroes living more than 8,100 feet above tho surfaco -at the sen. Today the people of Frnnco arc re stricted In the consumption of meat, 1i end or any other article of food In the making of which dough or flour Is used, and sugar. There are threo meatless days nnd to prevent nnyone "buying meat In advance tho rule re trlrts purchases to 200 grams of meat on n dny preceding a meatless day. The snle of ment Is prohibited Wednesdays, Thursdays nnd Fridays. In hotrla nnd restaurants no guest Is entitled to inoro than 100 grains of went ns part of n meal Tuesdays. This icstrlctlon Is aimed nt hoarding. iCven slaughter houses nro entirely doped the meatless days. Thus the -ittompt Is made to prevent as far s possible nny violation of tho rule. Of course any attempt nt enforcing WTCORMACK SINGS Mii'orninek, taniou IrlMi noldlers from Base Hospital No. 1 on - lot: ML f t-mmm steam yacht Surf, The men were transported to the ship by the women's motor corps under command of MnJ. Helen Bastedo. The photograph shows McCormack on the deck singing to n very attentlvo audience. DROP FAGS TO YANKS New York. Showers of cigarettes fell from tho skies on the American tighten! driving tho Germans out of the St. Mlhlel salient. This fact was announced In n cablegram received by William .1. Mulligan, chairman of tho Knights of Columbus committee on wnr uctlvltles, nt the United Wnr "Work Campalmi headquarters. From American nlri.lnnes 20,000 packages of cigarettes wero dropped Into the hands of lufnntrymon and nrtlllcryiuen press ing forward in their victorious squeeze which dislodged the enemy from the stronghold they had held far more than thrtu years. Kuch package was slumped "Compliments of the Knights of Columbus." At tho same time, cable 'dispatches announce, Y. M. C A. workers on foot moved among tho snldlors, handing out chocolates and cigarettes. Tho ntrphino fiorvleo for distributing cigarettes to the soldiers, while tho lutttlo was In progress and the ordi restrictions of this sort In the prov 'rces would he needless. French peas ants eat little ment, once or twice n week at the most, if at all. The average Kngllshmun consumes much less meat. Kngland hud three meatless days a week, nnplled to res taurants and similar dining rooms, be ginning In the summer of 1017. How ever, thoflo meatless days were abol ished, the order taking effect May 17 this year. In place of the former re strictions a meat card was Issued. This card entitled tho holder to a cer-If-In amount of meat, which he may buy four specified days In the week, englishmen are consuming about double tho amount of meat eaten by the same number of Frenchmen nt present. French frugality In meat Is thc more remarkable as It Is accompanied by a similar and much more drastic t-. strict Ion In the consumption of brtad. "A Frenchman." according to n i race-tliiie wit. "Is a gentleman who wears a decoration and orders an ex BRITISH PLANE . HITS HUN BOAT Story of an Attack by Flyers on German Destroyer Fleet. ATTEMPTTO ESCAPE DANGER Enemy Ship Becomes a Twisted and Dirty Wreck After Bomb From Above Strikes It All in tho Day's Work. London. To tho observer in tho rear cockpit of the fast British bomb ing machine the scene hardly appeared to change from mlnuto to minute. The engine roared, the sunlight came slant ing in onto his knees, u biting wind bent on his face, nnd below was tho slightly hazy surface of the sea, while to the right lay the dim lino of the llelglan coast, which swept nway to the wider silver reaches of the Scheldt estuury. Ahead of hlin two British mnchlnes Hew In the same direction, with their propellers seeming to re volve lazily, as they nlwuys do when seen from another machine. The ob server contlnunlly scanned tho air above and below tho machine, and ex amined every now and then the sur face of the sea. Suddenly the front muchlue turned to the right mid began to lly toward FOR SICK SOLDIERS tenor, Ming tor me convalescing u trip up Long Island sound on the nary foot or motor methods of reach ing the men in the front lines wero unavailable, was established by Mur tln V. Merle of San Francisco. k of C. secretary, with the co-operation if an American airplane unit. After the tight, soldiers related how pleas antly surprised they had been when cigarettes dropped from on high. They declared no service in their behalf ever had pleased them as much as this ul tra modem delivery of "smokes." The Y, M. C. A. workers won new friends at St. Mlhlel. One Bed Trl angle man. with a huge pack on his back, moved forwurd with a certain unit, distributing chocolates and elga rottes to each soldier. Salvation Army workers also wore busy with their doughnuts and coffee throughout the St. Mlhlel drive. Sliding racks for silverware Instead or shelves featuru tho bottom of n i cw sideboard. i JIMJ it-:, portion or nread." Bread lm been 'in stafT of life of Hie French people. Still Franco Is In n better position nan adjaeent countries. Melt Is very scarce and costly 'n Belgium. In Ant werp one has to pay 20 francs for n l 'Mind of meat and .?() francs for n round of bacon. In M eerie, near Ant .orp. n butcher paid 2.025 francs, for a two-year-old steer. Cows are sold for G.000 nnd goats for 000 francs. Swiss Regulations Strict. . At Val de Travors. Switzerland, two befciiers were found guilty of having v i.lntcd the government rule regu lating the price of calves. The hutch . rs were fined 1,000 francs each, and Mil have to pay the cost of the trial, while 15 fanners, to whom the butch ers had paid more than the tnnxlmum price allowed, were acquitted by tho J'iry. In the course of proceedings In tho i curt It was shown Hint an army of ficer of the commissary department In buying cattle for the army had also pild more than the maximum price permitted. Now the state's attorney is going to prosecute the army ofllccr for the same offense for which the two bij tellers were found guilty. In Vienna meat rations for hotels, 01 n lug rooms and boarding houses -.ere cut 20 per cent, beginning July I. Hveu meat supplies for hospitals were reduced 10 per cent. This caused Increased prices. the coast. Its occupants hud evidently seen something of Importance. Look ing below, the observer of the back machine saw a few miles from tho Zeehrugge mole six little shapes which seemed stationary on tho gray sea. German Destroyers. They were German destroyers which were in reality steaming at top speed toward tho coast. Gradually the nlr plnnes drew nearer and nearer nnd soon were but a few miles from tho land. Nenr the front machine appeared a small black ball of smoke. Another appeared, nnd another, and the ob server could hear the sharp crack of the bursting shells. A moment luter the second machine entered tho zone of bursting shells, some leaving whlto smoke, and others leaving blnck or evil-looking yellow vapor. Along tho coast line he could see the little red flashes of tho anti-aircraft' batteries. Now, however, they were almost over tho destroyers, which wero beginning to zigzag ns the danger of the com ing attack was realized. Tho observer saw six black cylin ders drop spinning from the front mn chlno, and then, with his two reins round tho pilot's arms In front, he steered tho machine to tho right nnd left as ho watched the destroyer through the wires nnd bnrs of his bomb sight. Even ns ho wns direct ing the machine he saw the great whlto clouds of steam, smoke and wa ter leap up from the sen nenr the de stroyer. The second destroyer, which was now steering an almost direct course, appeared below his range bars. Ho turned the pilot slightly to the right In order that ho might nllow for the sjieed of the boat, ami slowly pushed over his bomb levers, one by one. Be low the wings he had a momentary glimpse of the yellow, tlsh-llko bombs' rushing downwnrd. He shouted to the! pilot, and they turned quickly away; froili the Inferno of shells which wcroi bursting nil around them. Scored Direct Hit. The observer stood ( up and watched1 intently what was going on below. Near the destroyers uppeared the whlto smoke and spray of. u bomb. Another followed, and another. Then on one of the destroyers, n groat red Hash appeared and the center of tho 1 boat was left clouded In smoke. Ho ) had scored one direct hit. He shouted i excitedly to tip! pilot as one of the destroyers dropped out of line and made swiftly for Its mortally wounded consort. The British airplanes returned and , reported what had happened. A pa- mil returning n few hours later stat ed that they had seen live German de stroyers returning toward Ostend. By then the sixth, torn and shattered, lay with iiuiny another twisted and rusty companion, under tho sen. H"M"H"ltl-H'4-I-lH.Mtl. !.!. J..i COULD NOT 'READ, BUT I HE'S THERE WITH RIFLE t S Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, t Ala. A recruit to Cnptnli) Win- ? ston's company was ordered to shoot at a certain target, the 4- number being given. "I kaln't read. Cap'n." snld the Tennesseean. T The target was shown him ? ; and when ho had finished, his ? , tally was -IS hits out of n pos- v sllllo fit). T The ollleers say that these ? mountaineers seldom go under It 10 hits on of .10 shots. ? To Feed 05,000 Yanks. Chicago. Charles Woeghman. presi. dent of the Cubs, has taken the Job of feeding 05,000 soldiers dnlly for the government a? the largest artillery camp In the country, located nt Smith, town, Ky. The Danish purltumcnt bus nine . union members. The Dressier The dressier separate skirts are made of supple weaves in silk; their wearers shilling favors among satins, silk poplin nnd trieolet. Satin. It al most goes without saying, Is first In Im portance It Is used for nbout all the outer garments of "women, from hats to slippers. Trieolet Is a novel fabric by comparison, b.ut Is approved by the most smartly dressed' women, and poplins are tried and familiar to every one. Besides these silks for dressy sepa rate skirts there are novelties In heav ier weaves for sport skirts. The sport skirt, In fact, has reached heights of beauty and style far in advance of any thing In its animated nnd remarkable history. Possibly the restraint nnd re serve that marks wartime designing has operated to the 'idvnntage of sport npparel. But the time Is crim ing when u new clnss, with a new name, will be formed for many of the smart, Informal garments that now come labeled for sport wear. A handsome separate skirt, to be worn with a dark or light blouse, pre sents Its new style features In the pic ture. Of course It has panels to make Suits Piquant and Plain There are suits and Milts, most of them nluln. some of them pinunnt but none of them fussy. With the supply of fnbrics growing precious no cos turner ventures to use more than the regulation allotment of doth, therefore , skirts aro narrow and straight and coats cut to conform to this sl.ortaga ' of material. But tho Ingenuity of designers, put to tho test, has tri umphed nnd given us a variety of new models In cont suits and frocks that do them great credit. I Skirts are a little longer than they 1 have been, since they must be two Inches below the shoe tops and shoe tops are not ns high as they were, linger skirts wero proclaimed early In the season, but women with a busy winter ahead of them have not been Inclined to give up short skirts for street wear. Those In the suits pic tured are only two inches below the shoe tops; that Is, the) are as short as the unwritten law nllows. The suit ut the left of tho picture Separate Skirts It eligible to the company of other fashionable clothes the panel Is al ways among those present In any as semblage of new npparel. There are three of them, one at the front nnd two, shorter, at either side nil fin ished with fringe. The shaped girdle, with pointed end, Is of the satin and the skirt Is noticeably longer than skirts have been for several seasons. This particular skirt la in one of tho rich shades of terra cottn which color Is cnlled by several new names this season as "mahogany," "rust" nnd "es en role." The last describes it best. But In any of the fashionable colors, it only needs n blouse of georgette to match It to place a handsome costume nt the command of Its owner. With lighter blouses one has hc ndvuntngo of variety and It remains a sepnrato skirt. Gold Brocaded Ribbons. Metal ribbons and ribbon In bril liant colors such ns emerald green, cerise and roynl blue, richly brocaded lu gold and In contrasting colors, nre used for girdles on dark colored or black silk dresses. Js In o Miuiotlisuiiiui d doth; It might be Uuvetyri. wool velours or broadcloth. In deep gray with collar and emplacements In the coat of Hud son seal. The ccat bus a diagonal front, fastening with a very large flat button In gray to the left front. It Is extended Into points at the front and hack. The high mulller collar lb convertible the cuffs very deep, In gauntlet style, and finished with small cloth-covered buttons. In many suits there are combinations of two materials, and this model carries the Idea out by uniting cloth and fur. A very simple and practical suit of, velours appears at the right, the coat having n skirt portion plaited on to tho body. Very nnrrow tucks across tho collar and rather large bone but tons set on to pieces let Into the body furnish It with individual touches. IDEAL CONVICT ROAD CAMP Prisoners Worked Without ArnwJ Guards and Without Special In ducements of Reward. Without a single uttempt te escape, nn average of -10 negro convicts wero maintained for ten months In the Ful ton county (Ga.) honor camp conduct ed under the observation of the United States ofllce of public roads and rural engineering nnd the United States nub ile health service. This notwithstand ing the facts that the convicts were worked without armed gaurds, with out exceptional conditions as to hours of labor, without special rewards or other unusual Inducements to good behavior nnd with the camp located nenr a trolley line and within 11 miles of the city of Atlanta, from which most of the convicts were sentenced, n condition admitted by nil competent nuthoiities to be most unfavorable to the successful operation of nn honor camp. The methods of dipdpllne contrast ed sharply with those practiced in the other camps of the county, state nnd section. So fur as can be learned, sim ilar methods never have" been applied to any convict camp In the South, and for this reason the success of the sys tem is one of the most striking nnd Important results of the experiment, which appears to demonstrate conclu sively that there Is little foundation for the belief that negro convicts nro amenable only to the discipline of locks, scimcklcs und lush. In this camp no guard was armed nnd no convict was shackled ; the only building locked night or day wns the commissary. Plain gray clothing was substituted for oomict stripes nnd tha use of tjio whip wns prohibited, la place of negative measures, order, se curity and obedience were obtained by the positive measures, of attractive food, light, airy quarters, clean and comfortable beds, reasonable, kiud treatment and greater privileges. Dur ing the day on the work tho constant menace of the gun was removed and Repairing Concrete Road in Georgia the men worked under tho foremen as free men work. Instead of putting tho men "on tho chain" Immediately after the evening meal, In this camp they wore permitted to remain outside the building, reading, smoking, playing quoits or baseball until dark, or in the incssroom to enjoy n phonograph which was provided for them. Saturday after noons, during the summer, were holi days, and the time was devoted to baseball and ot!er games. Minor Infractions of tho rulets, dis obedience nnd unsatisfactory work wero punished by dementing the of fender. When the number of such de merits exceeded the established limit the convict wns returned to the caunty headquarters camp to be placed ngaln under the more rigid discipline of ono of the other camps. Attempted es cape would hove been punished In n similar manner, but it was unnecessary to ndminister any punishment for this cause during the ten months tne camp was under observation. The full measure of tho success of the system of disqlpline Is realized when It is understood that no attempt was made to hold fhe men by rewards of money or allowances of "good time"" greater than those grunted to other county convicts. Tho only measure of this kind was the granting of the cus tomary ration of tobacco. This wns used at the rate of nbont one-quarter pound per convict per week. Tho morale of tho force was excel lent. With few exceptions the men were content with the treatment they received, nnd freely expressed their appreciation of it, not on'.y In words, hut In a willingness to work and a prompt response to orders, such as 1 observed seldom In convict camps. NETWORK OF ROADSNEEDED Connection Between Centers of Popu. latlon Embracing Farming Dis tricts Is Favored. What Is needed throughout tho land Is u network of highways connectlnr centers of population and embracing tlie farming districts so that It will be nn easy, matter to go trom farm to town, nnd frm town to town nil tho yenr round. Of course, for years to. come, we must depend on the com mon dirt road to help us. ' $0,, , s ' ? '5