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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA,
LATE WAR AREA AN EERIE PLACE Strange Quiet Now Rests Over Land Torn by Shot and Shell. TRAVELER AGAIN IS WELCOME Plain Vegetables and Certain Meats, Even Choice Wines, Aaaln Are Plentiful Friendly Lights Seen at Night. llehlnd the Lines Iti France This land of recent battles Is u queer lund now. Over the shell-torn villages and blasted woods, the pitted Holds and mlii of all that once was Is a strange quiet. The winter Hky Is lacking In airplanes and great llocks of crows have taken their place. A few villagers have crept hack to eee what remains of their homes and holdings, hut probahly the winter will have passed before reclamation and reconstruction are undertaken on u Inrgo scale. Along the roads repaired and re bridged for the allies' advance Into Gorman territory long camion trains move slowly and always southward. They travel leisurely now, for the need of hurry Is gone. They bring back the salvage of battlefields, all the things that go to mko war, abandoned or captured. Endless Trophies of War. Truck load after truck load of rllles nnd shells, of water bottles and linvor fiacks, cartridges, machine guns, bayo nets nnd trench knives and pistols, mess kits, overcoats, caps, an endless catalogue of paraphernalia are brought In. The battle zone Is still full of It oil, In heaps and racks, waiting sal vage. Now and then come trains of air plane camions burdened with disman tled flying machines of every type and every nation, engine and fuselage and running gear on the truck and the grent wings on its specially designed trailer. Some of them are unharmed, but many show bullet holes through the frail fabric or the ruins of u crash. A fair proportion of them bear the Maltese cross that marks them boche. There are trains of captured enemy artillery, particularly of motor bat teries, driven and manned by French men, and these are happy outfits. Often the guns are decorated with evergreens and nlwnys the French sol diers luugh and wave a greeting. As they creep through the villages the populaco llocks out to view the can non that for four years r.ent death and devastation to their land, and the children clamber on the carriages and out oti the grim barrels. Hut It Is the troops on the way back that are most Interesting, returning to rest areas or to their ports of em barkation for home. French or Amer ican, their behavior Is the same. Al ways they greet everyone cheerily or boisterously and always the French ofllccrs salute with a smile when they ODD SLEEPING QUARTERS FOR YANKS Though Loudon Is oxercrowded now more than ut any time during Its history, American Jackles are being well taken care of by the American lted Cross. This photograph shows where 701) of our tars are accommodated each night In the nuignUleent halls of the Law Courts building. 4 it "Watch Kaiser Lovers," Says Chief of Police & Leavenworth, Knn.- -John T L it Olynn, chief of police here, had 5 the following placard hung In his h olllce during the war: A "Olllcors, keep a sharp lookout 2 for German spies, Hun ngents, I. W. W.'s, nnd all other kaiser t 4i I I.. A ..a,..! .... mtl !,.. '.itti IIM Ul.l 111 iwJl lt.it mm yf, hell. Signed, John T. Olynn, Chief of Police." 4 A group of Germans, many of ineiii iiiiiciuin, iji-iiiniiui'M nn- y'j, chief be removed from olllce. He Is still the chief. Z Curbs Ambulance Speed. St. Louis. Hy u genernl order Acting Cider of Police O'llrlen, all po- Hcimum are Instructed to see that no fimbiilanet' driver public or private exceeds 20 miles an hour In answering or returning from calls. meet nn American car, while the men wnve nnd shout : "La guerre est tlnls I" or n slmllnr greeting, liven the chil dren cry "Finis I Finis!" to the pass ing car. Travelers Are Welcomed. Strangest of all arc the lights nt night In the hamlets and villages, or shining frlendllly from the Isolated farmhouse, In regions further back. For f-o long France seemed a deserted land to the traveler by night. Hour after hour the press correspondent has traveled at night without a glim mer to be seen In the countryside, and now from every hill and vale the cheery windows shine and the villages are ablaze. The papers devote col umns to the Illumination of I'arls, but it is here In the remote part of France where war has been that light nt night seem most wonderful, even If they are but candle or little lamp. BATTLE SHAFTTO AMERICAN MEN Washington. The first threo Amer ican soldiers to die In battle on French soli fell In the village of llothcltnont, about twelve miles enst of Nancy- The population of this region decided to erect a monument commemoruting their saerlllce, and u repllcu of this proposed monument was sent to Pres ident Wilson by Ambassador Sharp at I'arls n few months ago nt the re quest of those in charge of the proj ect. Originally It was the Intention to hold the ceremony of dedication In the very village or Hethelmont. where the threo young heroes had given their lives for freedom, but the community was situated so near the thing line that the ceremony had to be held at Nancy. Ambassador Sharp has sent to the stute department a graphic re port on the subject. A large crowd of distinguished people were present at the dedication exercises. M. Minium, in his address before a huge assembly at Nancy, emphasized tho fact that the three young heroes In whose honor the monument had been erected were not, Indeed, the first Americans whose blood bad tinged the battlefields of France. Young men from the United States, Impatient to tight, hud enrolled volun tarily In the French and English ar mies and already It: 101(1 their num ber exceeded liO.OOO. Carried American Flag. A very touching Incident Illustrates the patriotism of those Americans who had Joined tho French Foreign Legion beloro tnc umicu aiuie - " " Wtir. Ol lieniK uiiiu ui iwn wi:mj under the Star-Spangled Hanuer they procured an American Hag and decided that each of them, In turn, should car ry It wrapped around his breast. In this way our flag was present In all those numerous combats In which the HAD MIGHTY WEAPON London. "I'hantoin torpedoes" from tho clnutU sunk n Turkish ship carry ing 11,000 troops. Just before the end of hostilities. Only the armistice pre vented other aerial "phantoms" from operating effectively against the Ger man warships In the Kiel Canal and other German navy shelters. These hydroplanes discharging tor pedoes above the water have been the great secret of the Hrtlsh navy during the closing month of the war. Scientific olllcors of this branch of the nuvy ngreo that these mysterious planes are designed to accomplish from the air more effectively and more swiftly what the torpedoes from submarines can achieve. An armored shin currying twentv of these machines met the German sur- f rendered licet at sea ready tor action hn Cuse the Germans should attemnt Mime eleventh-hour trickery, These amas'.lng planes ascend from ii.ml or deck, climb thousands 0f feet for a sudden dive from the clouds ut Where once eainlons or staff t;nrs loomed Ilghtloss In the roads to the Imminent threat of collision, and often Its accomplishment, the brilliant head lights stab the night. There In every village now the trav eling stranger can obtain food, not In variety, perhaps, but enough and very hospitably. The deprecatory po lite and necessary refusal to requests for refreshments that usually were re ceived In little hamlets or single farms has given way to n cheerful offering of what there Is, for the farmers know now that the specter of a winter of short rations has disappeared. The rationing of certain foodstuffs Is still In effect. Hread tickets are necessnry In public eating places, no matter how unpretentious; butter and milk are sel dom to be had and olioee Is scarce, but of plain vegetables and certain meats there is plenty, nnd the light red and white wines of the rountry aru forthcoming when demanded. At this season there Is game In tho small town markets, hares and rab bits, venison, red-legged partridges and the large French quail and wild bonr. It is high, but not so high as It always is at home. colors of the Foreign Legion partici pated. Twice It was pierced by bul lets nnd stained with the blood of wounds. Once he who carried It fell, the American volunteers searched tho field and found their dead comrade,' took from his body the well-beloved; colors, and, armed with this emblem, they went forward to new exploits. When the United States tooWup the In sulting defiance of Germany these, American volunteers, already voter-, ans, took their places In their Nation al army and presented to France this flag which so proudly they had borne through numerous battles, and the French reverently deposited It at the1 Invalid os. A few days after the first Amerl-' cans entered the trenches the Oerninns desired to test the worth of their new1 enemy. They directed an attack against the sector. Valiantly did the' American soldiers support their bap tismal fire. Old Not Yield an Inch. They did not yield one inch of thelt positions. Tho enemy who had pene trated for a moment Into their trench es withdrew, leaving numerous dead. Three Americans were killed In tho French lines, one pierced by a revolver shot, the other two stabbed with non- lards. They were Interred In a field 1 below the hill on which, are clustered ' the houses of the village of lletltoh niont. It was decided that the names of the.se three llrst victims should be Inscribed on stone, and although tho Q(nM ml ri Rmi dtnonMo)H I,, keeping with the Importance of the historic fact to be commemorated, tho design Is artistic and was drawn by Louis Majorelle. Tho cross and tho thistle of Lorraine are entwined with the stars of America. The Inscription on one bide reads: "LOHKAINH TO THE UNITKD STATES." Tlmt on tho other side: Here In Lorrutne territory repose the three first American soldiers killed by tho enemy on November 3d, 1917. Corporul JAMKS n. CH13SIIAM (ot EvnnHvlllo) I'rlvuto THOMAS F. KNUIGIIT (of Pittsburg) Private ME HI. 13 1). HAY (of Clldden) As worthy sons of their great nnd noble Nation they hnvo fought lor Justice, Liberty and Civilization ngalnst Gornun Imperialism, tho soounro of the human nice. THEY DIED ON THE UATTI.E FIELD ri'l.i.tj If la Mint nn tlwt fnnn rf 41.!.-. ' J IHr- .1 ....v .... ... . .. v ... lull monument Is engraved in enduring let ters the fact that In Lorraine territory j repose the llrst three fallen American I soldiers. I Strap Identifies Fox. Worthlngton, Muss. Under tho I thick growth of fur on the neck of a fox which Walter L. Tower shot the other day was a leather strap. It was Identified by Charles A. Kllbourn as n strap which was on a young fox which he once had. The fox escaped from captivity 11 years ago. a speed of 150 miles an hour, straight en out fifty feet above the sou and discharge a torpedo direct at the ene my ship. Then they dlsappeur Into the clouds as suddenly ns they up poured, and so swiftly that the eneinv craft has no chance of training its guns or machine guns on It. How tho dllllculty of discharging a torpedo In the air Is overcome Is a nnvnl secret. It Is known that se rious accidents marked the expert, mentnl tests with these wonderful nm- cuines. Common Law Wife Wins. St. Louis. Mrs. Catherine Clark, who testified she was tho eoniinon.. law wife of Walter L. Clark. Frisco railroad switchman who was knocked from an engine and killed ut too Chateau avenue viaduct April 1, 1017 000 by a Jury In circuit court. Sh ' bus Just been given a verdict of Sio. I sued for S'JO.OOO. Tfe MOW Autumn to winter, winter Into sprint?. Hprlns Into sun.mer, summer Into full So rolls the chatiKlng yt-ar, and so we clmnKe. A CAKE WITH A CUP OF TEA. Small cakes of various kinds may hi' made now which will last all win ter and mime n cup of tea a real Joy If accompa nied with a dainty rake r ck.v. Cinnamon Stars. Take one pound of unblatiehed ul tn o n d , chopped line, one pound of powdered sugar. I u bites of seven eggs, one teapoonful ; nf cinnamon. Heat the egg whites ! Miff and dry. fold In the cinnamon. Take out one-third of the mixture and I liitu the rest fold the almonds. Sjirond powdered sugar on a board and form the mixture into n sheet a fourth of I an inch thick. Cut In stars, cover with Icing, set aside and bake In a very dow oven. Sand Tarts. Take one cupful of . .. . i . .. r i nutter, .one ami one-hail cupiuis 01 mgar, three eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately, one tuhlespoonful of water, half a tcuspootiful of baking powder and Hour to roll. Koll very thin, cut in shapes and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Hake In a mod erate oven. Pcppernuts. Heat four eggs 15 min utes with a Hover egg-beater, add one pound of powdered sugar and beat another 1." minutes. Add the grated rind and Juice of one lemon, one ton sponnful of powdered cinnamon, one half a teaspoonful of cloves, one-half a grated nutmeg nnd one cupful of Hour with one and one-half teaspoon fills of baking powder. Add (lour to roll and cut with very small cutters, bake on buttered tins In n moderate oven. Nut Cakes. Take one cupful of nut meats, chopped fine, one cupful of sugar, one cupful of flour, two eggs. Flavor with lemon or rose and form Into small balls the size of a walnut, and bake. , Sprlngerlle. Heat four eggs as stiff us possible (15 minutes Is about long enough), add a pound of powdered sugar and beat again 15 minutes. Add Hour to which a teaspoonful of baking powtier lias neen sineii ami ron out. ' sprlngerlle beard face down and press with u weight to print tin figures well Into the dough. With a sharp knife cut the cakes apart and let them stand over night. In the morning sprinkle with aniseed and bake In a moderate oven. Do not add too much Hour. Icicles. Roll rich pastry very thin, spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Koll up very tightly and cut In Icicle length". Hake and then roll In powdered sugar before serving. During the yenra within which we live, life will never bo again as lei surely nnd enre-freo ns It has been. The imiKiiltuile nnd Importance of the problems of reconstruction of tho world's torn mentnl and material fab ric are too ureal for KP'ilal tolera tion In the future, an In the past, of the mentnl shirk or the spendthrift of time, and there 111 be no such toler ation. Piosldont Hopkins. WHOLESOME FOOD. Since our eilucntlon by war's nt resslty, we are accustomed to the use of various substitutes and we will continue to iim" them In some incus ore. for they have proven to he satisfactory foods. Rolled Oats Bread. Take one and a half ciinfuls of honey. Pour over two cupfuls of boll lug water and let stand until hike warm. Then add one cake of softened yenst and five cupfuls of Hour. Knead slightly, set In a warm place and let rfse for two hours. Knend thoroughly form Into loaves (thlr. will make two) and put into pans to rise. Cover well and hake .10 minutes, when It Is light Oats Muffins. -Take two-thirds of. a cupful of rolled oats, one and one-half cupfuls of flour, one cupful of scolded milk, one egg, four tcnspoonfuls of bak llip powder, two tnblenpoonfuls of melt id fat, one-half toaspoo;iful of snlt and three tnblespoonfulK of sugar. Turn the- scalded milk over the out men I and let stand ten minutes, then ndd the other Ingredients with the Hour sifted with the baking pnwdc. Hake In but tered gem pans. Left.Over Salad. Take n cupful of poultry bits, picked fr.nu the bones add one-half cupful of celery cut line one-half cupful of mayoniialsi dressing, a lew m.vos, neets or pickles will Improve the salad. If the meat Is coarsely chopped nnd mixed with the dressing and seasonings It may be molded in cups nnd chilled After two or three hours untnold and serve on lettuce.. Honey Lemon Pie. Take otuMinlf cupful of honey, three tiiblespoonful of cornstarch, mm iff. the gritted rind nf otie-fourth of a lemon, one nnd om rourtn eupruis ot seamen nun;, om tiwspooiiful of f: t and two tuhlcsponn I'lils of lemon In it. Combine the 'Iqitld. ' nev. I in u r'-il and fat. Let will end th'-'Ven with cnrninnh . ,., I,,.-. In- i DM-i-.t I'll -i Hrtle mid i .U. ii'. nil 'i iti . . i: nun- 1 I utes, then pour over the beaten egc and cook over water five minutes. Stir In the lemon Juice and when the mix ture Is partly cool, pour Into a baked pastry shell and bake. These ale the Klfls t ask Of thee, spirit erono; Htrennth for the dally task. f'oiiMKe to fHce tho road, Oood cheer to help me bear the trov- eler's load. And for tho hours that come between. An Inward Joy In all things heard find Keen. Henry Van Pyk CHOICE DISHES. In hotels where beef tenderloins are ut into steaks or trimmed tor roast ing, the ends and trim mings are used for Salis bury stenk. In the home xiicli meat Is too expen sive to buy for chopping, so the tenderer portions of the round are used. The meat Is put through tho finest cutter or scraped, carefully, first on one side then on the M her. For each pound of prepared meat, take-one-quiirter pound of beef marrow; crush the marrow and mix evenly through the meat, then for ach pound of the prepared meat ml very gradually one-half cupful of old water. Press Into shape, but not loo compactly. Keep the edge as thick as the center so that they will fiok evenly. Hroll over coals or In a as range, or pun broil In a very hot frying pan. Let the meat cook on one side till a drop of meat Juice appears on the top. then turn at once to cook on the other side. Serve with broiled bacon and French fried potatoes. Mexican Ham. Take a slice of hum V Inches thick ; rub Into It one small teaspoonful of mustard and a table- poonful of brown sugar. Lay the ham bottom of a casserole, rare and slice sulllclent potatoc for the family and cover to the depth of U or :? Inches. Dot with bits of butter substitute un less the ham has a thick edge of fat. Sprinkle with pepper mid cover with milk, much like escalloped potatoes. Set In the oven nnrbako for two hours. Spanish Steak. Take a slice ot omul steak "J Inches thick, firease a pan or cnserole and place steak In the bottom of the dish. Slice onions to the lopth of an Inch and finish with thinly- Heed potatoes '2 or It Inches deep. Dot with sweet fat : sprinkle with salt and pepper ami cover with milk. Hake in a moderate oven two hours. Tomatoes niav be used for varhvty In place of the milk. These dishes are favored fot the busy day, as the vegetables and meat are all cooked together and rendy to serve. These nre tlio thliiffs I prize Anil hold of denrest worth: Light of the papplilrp skies, Penco of the silent lillla. Shelter of woods und comfort of the Brass. Music of birds, murmur of little rills. Shadow of clouds that swiftly pnss. And after showers the smell of tlow ers And of the fiood brown earth, And best of all. along the way friend ship am) mirth. Henry Van Dyke. DAILY FOOD FOR THE FAMILY. Those who have tasted the old-fash intied suet pudding will enjoy this one for It Is without eggs. Baked Indian' Pudding. Scald one quart of milk In a double boiler Mix half a cupful of In dian meal with a tea spoonful of salt and oik cupful of cohl milk, nnd stir Into the hot milk; com nine to stir until the mixture thick ens; cover und let cook ten minutes', add one cupful of molnsses. half a cup ful of finely chopped suet, half a tea spoonful of ginger, on teaspoonful of Innainoii, and one cupful of cold milk; mix and turn Into the baking dish. Let bake In a slow oven half an hour; add i two cupfuls nf milk, stirring it well, nf- tor hair an hour a third time stir In two cupfuls of milk, then let bake un- 1 disturbed three hours longer. Serve hot with n hard sauce. Kulslns may I be added which will Improve the fin- vnr. , Peanut Butter Cookies. Take three j fourth of a cupful of peanut butter, ' one half-cupful of sugar, one egg, one- j half cupful of pastry flour and one- 1 half cupful of hurley Hour; ono-hnlt tonspnnnful of salt, wo tablespoonfuls of milk and two teaspoonfttls of bak I lug powder sifted with the Hour. Koll I ntiil hake ns usual. Japanese Sucy Drer.-ing for Sundae Take two ounces each of dates, figs ralMns. pecans and ulmoiids. one fourth of n cupful of maple sirup, anil one cupful of mnrslimullow paste, ("hop each article separately, very fine: lilanch the almonds before chopping then mix all the Ingredients togethei and lej stand overnight to ripen. Cream of Asparagus Soup. Takt one-half cupful of cooked nspnrugus one-half cupful of the liquor from tin can of vegetable If freshly cooked, oik ami one-half cupfuls of milk heated and thickened with two level tablespoon fills of rice flour. Suit to taste ana ndd a siiiull piece of butter when ready to serve. HUSBAND AVES WIFE From Suffering by Getting: Her Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. Pittsburgh, Pa." For many month 1 was not able to do my work owing to . a weakness which caused backache nnd headaches. A friend called my attention to one of your newspaper advertisements and immediately my husband bought three bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham'e V egetablo Com pound for me. After taking two bottles I felt fine and my troubles caused by that weak ness are a thing of tho past. All women who suffer as I did should try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound." Mrs. J as. RonrtBEno, 620 Knapp St, N. S., Pittsburgh, Pa. Women who suffer from any form of weakness, as indicated by displacements, inflammation, ulceration, irregularities, backache, headaches, nervousness or "the blues," should accept Mrs. Rohr berg's suggestion nnd give Lydia E. Pinkhnm's Vegetable Compound thorough trial. For over forty years it has been correcting such ailments. If you have mysterious complications write for uavice to Lvdia E. Pinkhom Medicine Co., Lynn, Mass. Cuticura Fop Baby's Itchy Skin All rtrnrrcldtnf Soan 25. Oint ment SE and SO, talcum 2S. sample eacn iree oi --vuu aura, Dtpt. E, Bciten." A load of liquor merely udds to a nun's load of trouble. Cute plmplea, headache, bad breath bj takloi Hay Apple, Aloe, .lalap rolled Into a tiny tus 111 called Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Toilets. Ad. Girls beg the ouestion when the try to induce men to propose. For a illsordered liver, take fiV'J Tea, the Llerb Laxative. Gar AL" digglsts. Adv. Everything In the world even re spect Is to he bought. Auerhach. Important to Mothora Examine carefully every bottle ot CASTORIA, that famous old retuedj for Infants and children, nnd see that H Signature oi(tfM&& In Uso for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castorim The Underworld. Silas (in a whisper) Did you git a peep at the underworld nt all while you wuz In New York, Ezry? Ezra Three times, b'gosh 1 Subwuj twice an ratscellar once. Buffalo Ex press. Music of the Battlefield. A few weeks ago u writer attempted! to describe the noise of war nnd de clared It was Impossible. Pletro Mas cagnl. the famous Italian composer, Int er made nn attempt. He was visiting his two sons at the front, and witness ed a battle for the first time. "This Is Indeed music I" he exclaim ed. "It seems as though all the big drums In my orchestra were multiplied by t million and have suddenly gone mad !" How It Happened. "Pardon me," said the army cook, for military chefs are prone to address their underlings courteously, "hut I prithee tell me where you learned to peel potatoes so artistically? I ob serve that you do not cut off the cuticle In great hunks, as, alas, too many do, but loosen a bit of the skin of the tuber and then deftly strip It all off. You must have bad much ex perience In skinning e'er entering upon, a soldier's life?" "1 did. thank you. sir," replied the accomplished member of the kitchen police, "l'efore I decided to make the world safe for democracy I was a country hanker."--Kansas City Star. Sc)V& Sugar by eainpj S as your cereal dish This standard food needs no added sweet ening for it is rich in rbs own suar, developed from wneaf; end barley by the special Grape-Nuis process of cooking. "Thoro's a ffeoson"