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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRTBUNE.
AM FINAL CONVENTION OF SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION GERMAN SHIPS AGAIN IN THE THAMES RIVER View at the opening of the flnnl convention of the Nntlonal American Suffrage association In Chicago. It was (decided that the association should go out of existence, being superseded by the League of Women Voters. AMERICAN COLLIER AGROUND IN HAVANA HARBOR I : , View of the Borussla, the first German ship to pass under l,ondon bridge since 1014. The ship arrived at the New Hibernian wharf, opposite Fishmongers' hall, from Hamburg. STREETS OF NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, FLOODED Ludcn to tho gunwulo with coal, the U. S. collier Kennebec, while trying to make port, ran aground on the rocks at the foot of tho Prado, Havana's fashionable promenade. Tho ship lay on tho La Laja rocks, only a few feet from the Mnlecon bandstand. The storm which has been sweeping the Atlantic coast caused an unusually high tide, and many of the streets of Norfolk, Va., were flooded. This photograph shows automobiles making their way through the flooded streets. BOY SCULPTOR AND HIS LINCOLN BUST WOULD GO UP IN A ROCKET WINNER OF CARNEGIE MEDAL BALLOON OBSERVER TAKES A JUMP ! Thomas McQlynn, thirteen years old, and the bust he has made of his pather In tho chnrncter of Abraham Lincoln In John Drlnkwater's play. MELTING SNOW WITH FLAME THROWER Capt. Claud Italmond Collins, presi dent of tho Avlntors' Club of Pennsyl vania, and captain of the New York city aerial police, who offers himself as a passenger In a rocket to bo sent from tho earth to Mars. This captain Collins will do provided a rocket, similar to tho one In which ho Is to bo sent, has been successfully landod on the planet. Miss Louise Smiley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .T. Howard Smiley of Frank lin, Pa., who has been awarded a bronzo medal by the Carnegie hero fund for saving tho llfo of Kathryn Annls, aged fourteen, when both were swimming In the Atlantic ocean at Squirrel Island. Mo., In 1010. Miss Smiley was only thirteen years old ut tho time. Navy dirigible observer taking the Jump from the side of one of the obser- at Ion balloons at the Pensacoln naval training station. This Is the expe rience of every commissioned observer. The parachute unfolds when tho jumper has dropped less than a hundred feet. STEAMER PRINCESS ANNE STRANDED Members of tho chemical department using n tlaine thrower similar to that used in tho trenches, to melt snow In Columbus Circle, N'ow York city, fitter tho recent terrific blizzard. TAKEN FROM EXCHANGES i ; Urlclc aro being manufactured In tho tTnlted Kingdom at tho rate of 40,000, t)00 n woek. For tourists n completo electric wa fer heater has been designed Unit Is tunall enough to be carried In a travel ing bag. Industrial equipment Is le)B pur chased for the Invaded 'regions of Franco at the rate of more than 51,000, WO a 'Oay. Ecuador has a population estimated at 1,000,000 and an area of 120,000 square miles. Thero aro now nearly 1,500 leather manufacturing establishments In the United States. Canada's crop of mnplo sugar and sirup will likely be this sorison 3,000, 000 pounds below tho average. Within ten years tho coal produc tion of South Africa has been doubled, the mines yielding more tbnu 10,000, 000 tons Inst year. Limerick's Claims to Fame. Limerick has been linked up with other things besides verses and medi eval conquest. Limerick laces wore at one time renowned, until they were so widely copied that their originality was lost. Today Limerick Is famous chiefly for bacon nnd pretty girls. The natives claim the very prettiest Irish girls grow up In Limerick. Ah for the bacon. 350,000 pigs are killed In the town yearly, and yet pigs swarm In Its streets, yards and houses. Limerick bacon and ham seldom reach tho American table, but throughout the British Isles they aro regarded as tho best In tho world. Plants Sweeter Than Sugar. Several ounces of dried leaves and a small quantity of seed of u wild plant that fs about 180 times ns sweet as sugar reached Washington, from Para guay. It Is called kaa loo. and Its botanical name Is stevla rclmudlaua. Another strange plant Is the nglmyun (synsnpaluni dultifcrum) of southern Nigeria, tho fruits of which nro only slightly sweet, but have the peculiar property of making tho sourest sub stances, such as times, lemons, unrlpo fruits, or vinegar, eaten within 12 hours or so afterward, seem Intensely sweet. Treating a Felon. When Dr. Douglas 11. Stewart want-" to abort a felon or whitlow, he paint It with a solution made by putting on grain of calomel Into two ounces eacn of Iodine, glycerin and alcohol. Then ho bandnges It In n salve containing equnl parts of helladonnn and glycerl turn acldl tannlcl. He splints the tin gor'ns If It were fractured. This treat ment he describes In the Western Med leal Times. Mo goes on to tell how hi dissects out a felon under local anes thesla. even going right through th bone In order to drain the medulla -v cavity. Ills method Is that of aerw blocking. One way Is to paint two rings around the linger, one with a so lution of uovocalnc, the other with qu. nlno and urea hydrochloride and to In Ject the, samo solutions In two areas around the spot wnero me ciming is in be done. Italy Turnlr.g to Water Power. Tho generation of electrical energy by means of wntor power Is a rapidly expaudlug Industry In Venice. The dltllculty In which Italy found Itself as n result of war In obtaining sulll dent supplies of coal has emphasized tho necessity for a maximum ioniza tion of hydraulic resources. Steps aro now being taken to extend tho usn of electricity In agriculture, drainage, Ir rigation, traction nnd canal excavation. A remarkable and exclusive photograph of the Princess Anne stranded off Hockaway Point, L. I., mnde from an nlrpbme. The vessel was driven on a bar during the recent severe storms. SCRAPS The paper on which Bank of Eng land notes Is printed Is so strong that when ono of the notes Is twisted Into a rope It will sustain a weight of 5S pounds. During I ho wnr .Tnpanesc matches found new mnrkots In the South seas India and North America. Peru was fortunate during the wnr In having for sale one product, sugar the demand for which never slackened'