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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
LAFAYETTE KITS FOR THE FRENCH
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ASHINGTON. Something entirely new in tula country In the way of
Btrcet decoration is being lntroduccdjin the national capital by Colonel
Harts, in clinrgo of public buildings
better protection for tho trees and
parking. Thrco methods of treatment nro to bo tried with a view to the ulti
mate adoption of tho ono shown to bo host adapted for tho entire scheme.
Ono involves tho uso of a doublo lino of festoons of vines and tho two others
tho uso of different kinds of hedges,
Tho vino treatment will bo tried in tho section of the avonuo botween
Fourth and Sixth streots cast, whoro thero is a rectangular public reservation.
English ivy and ampelopsls will bo used for tho decoration of that section,
tho former botween Fifth and Sixth streets and tho latter betweon Fourth
and Fifth streets.
Plants of each of these species will bo planted between tho oak trees
now lining tho parking and will bo trained on chains suspended from tho
trees to an iron post about ooven foot high midway between them, making
two loops between tho trees. Each loop is fastened at its lowest drop to an
iron anchor post about a foot from tho ground. Tho vines aro planted on
each Bido of tho anchor posts and trained both ways, up the chain and then
nround tho tree trunks, as well as around tho high supporting post between
tho trees. Theso hanging vines will bo placed midway of the park spaces on
both sides of tho car tracks and will not bo dense enough to obstruct tho
New Shirt for Army Found That Does Not Shrink
COMPIAINTS have been received that tho flannel shirts Issued to enlisted
men of tho army shrunk during tho process of laundering to Biich an
extent as to change tho fit of the collar. Experiments, therefore, were con
ducted to securo a fabric that would ,
bo moro satisfactory, resulting In tho
procurement of a quantity of flannel
composed of 80 per cent wool and 20
per cent cotton. Shirts manufactured
out of this material wero tried by offi
cers and enlisted men. Very satisfac
tory roportB rocelved from Toxas and
Porto Rico show that theso shirts
nro equally serviceable and warm and
that they do not Bhrink. Stundards
and specifications for tho now mate
rial havo been adopted, and futuro
purchases will bo mado In conformity therewith. The cost of tho shirts made
from tho new material will bo somowbat less than tho former prlco.
In view of similar complaints of shrinking of all-wool sweaters issued
to enlisted men, sweaters mado of 80 per cent wool and 20 per cent cotton
aru being tried, and it 1s expected that tho results will b6 as satisfactory as
with tho wool-cotton Bhlrts. In fact, reportB already received nro to tho
effect that tho experimental sweaters aro a trifle warmer than tho old sweater,
hold their color well, and havo no noticeable shrinkage, In vlow of theso
favorablo reports, tho specifications havo been revised to admit of 80 per
cent wool and 20 per cent cotton in tho manufacturo of sweaters, and GO.OOO
of them havo boon ordorcd at $2.0775 each, which, as compared with the
former prlco of 2.20 represents, a saving of $6,125 on tho order.
Two Cabinet Members Subjected to Rude Shocks
SECRETARY DRYAN disapproves of tho popularity of dancing. This came
to light tho other night at a reception given In the Pan-American Union
building, with tho secretary and Mrs. Bryan and tho Southern Commercial
congress as Its sponsors. Also, in de
to ono aide and listened. Then ho turned to ono of tho leading members of
the commercial congress and Bald:
"I was not apprised of tho fact that thero was to bo dancing hero this
evening. I do not think it was understood that such was to bo tho case."
As Boon as tho greater poitlon of tho guests had passed tho handshaking
line Mr. and Mrs. Bryan withdrew.
Tho secretary of tho navy and Mrs. Daniels remained. In the ballroom
tho Marino band vaB playing tho dance music. Suddenly it began "It's a
Long, Long Way to Tlpporary." Mrs. Danlols was convulsed. Tho secretary
of tho navy remembered that tho navy department had issued no general
order placing an embargo on tho popular tune, although its secretary had
announced that tho playing of "Tlpperary" would be likely to bo considered
an unnputral act by. Germans and Austrlans.
National Museum Shows History of Photography
THE history of photography is well illustrated by a Berles of cameras, platet
and prints exhibited In tho National museum. TIiIb collection of photo
graphic paraphornalla and photography, tho most completo In tha world, has
been collected and classified by T. W.
Bmlllie, photographer of the museum
tnr 4K vnnrn. AVnrlt of nnnrlv nil Hin
early Inventors Is to bo Been, and What
Is said to bo tho first Amorlcan cam
era, that made on Dngucrro's specifi
cations for Dr, S. F. B. Morso in 1839.
Tho earliest camora, tho camera
obscura, used by Euclid In 300 B. C
was improved upon by Bacon and oth
ere in tho thirteenth century, nnd fur
ther improved by Porta in tho six-
Tho first successful Inquirer to sfeouro pormnnont pictures through tho
influenco of tho Bun's rays was Nicephoro Nlopco. The museum collodion
includes ono of tho first permanent photographs prlntod from a light etched
Plato by tho hcliographta proceBS. This print is frpm Niopco's plato mado In
1824. Thero aro also several examples of Daguorro's work mado In 1S30
The museum collection, besides Including many fine and unique examples
tt these first photographic processes, has much material on modern prac
tical photography, including examples of dlfferont printing papers and plates,
etereoacoplo pictures, flashlight paraphernalia, X-ray and colored photogrnphs,
Kstropbyslcal photographs and aonie early oxumples of moving picture making.
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Avenue With Ivy Vines
anil grounds, with tho co-operation of
the district commissioners. Pennsyl
vania avenue, cast of tho capltol, has
boon chosen for tho innovation, That
wldo thoroughfaro Is considered spe
cially woll adapted to tho projected ex
periments. It is already provldod with
a doublo lino of narrow parkB in tho
contor, bisected by tho tracks of the
Capital Traction company.
Tho main Idea of the improvomonta
In progress is to beautify tho thor
oughfaro and at tho sarao tlmo afford
fiance of tho fixed standard of neu
trality In muBlc, "Tlppernry" served
for one of the dancing tunes, to the
discomilture of Josephus Daniels, sec
rotary of tho navy.
At tho reception tho receiving line
was headed by the secretary of state
and Mrs. Bryan. Tho handshaking
was well under way when tho Bwlsh
of sklrtB and tho rhythm of feet indi
cated that tho "ono step" was Delng
danced. Mr. Bryan cocked his bond
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Now York society girls packing so-called Lafayette kits for the French
fcoldlers. Each kit contains woolen gloves, socks and underwear, heavy muf
fler, abdominal belt, handkerchiefs and soap.
STUDY WAR LESSONS
Congress Will Wait for Results
To Take No Action for National De
fense Until Proof of Offensive
and Defensive Efficiency Is '
By EDWARD B. CLAR.
Staff Correspondent of tlie Western Ncwa
WaBhlngton.-'-Congress is giving at
tention to the matter of military pre
paredness. Through speeches mado in congress
and through tho hearing before tho
rules and military committees facts
aro coming out concerning the navy
and tho army of tho republic. No facts
aro attested which have not been at
tested before, but today th,oro is bo
much interest in tho general matter
of preparedness that tho committee
proceedings aro getting wldo publicity
while in years past whon tho same
thing was told, tho committeemen,
little or no attention was paid to them.
Tho war in Europe hns changed tho
Unquestionably congress will make
a Btudy of tho lessons of tho European
war by tho military experts beforo It
appropriates monoy for specific typos
of big guns or of battleships. It does
not seem likely that tho dreadnnughts
aro to pass, although it does seem
likely that the submarines will be
given a much moro permanent placo
in tho plan of defense. Small field
howitzers may give way to big
Hold howitzers and It is barely pos
sible that tho big 12 and 14-inch sea
coast guns may loso their emnlaco-
ments to the 16-lnch gunB, but beforo
final decision is mado tho efilcloncy
records of tho ships of tho war floets
and the range and penetration -and
general destructlveness of tho differ
ent types of artillery woaponB must
bo determined. Tho present war is
depended upon to produco tho proof
of offenslvo and dofenslvo efficiency.
If tho peoplo of tho United States
want to got in a nutshell tho auswors
to tho quoBtion, "What is tho matter
with our army?" let each individual
wrlto to his representative in con
gress and ask for sonato document
No. 621 printed with tho title, "What
is tho Matter With Our Army."
Theso answers of high ranking oin-
CZAR AND WAR CHIEF
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Tho picture showB Czar Nicholas at
tho front In consultation with Grand
Duko Nicholas, commander lu chief of
tho Husslnn army
cors and of high civilian officials wero
contributed somo tlmo ago to a Now
York publication. A senator of tho
United States secured permission to
havo tho answers printed as a public
document. Until recently thero wero
comparatively few calls for this docu
ment, but it can be secured today and
in it can bo found just what high
officials, mlltary and civil, think Is tho
trouble with tho land forces of tho
For Instance thero Ib an answer to
tho question made by former Secre
tary of War Henry L. Stlmson. He
cites examples of tho troubles and
says that they "servo to show our
lack of intelligent system in dealing
with our army." Then ho adds:
"Theso aro all matters for us. They
demand the Intelligent interest of the
citizens Just as much as they Involve
his ultimate safety and welfare."
Tho answers originally appeared in
tho New York Independent and tho
opinions of the officials at tho head
of tho articles In answer to tho ques
tion wero put into a fow words. Those
condensed aro somo of tho answers to
the query: "What Is the matter with
"It lacks concentration." Major Gen
eral Leonard Wood.
"It is needlessly expensive." Major
General W. W. Wothorspoon.
"It lacks organization." Brigadier
General Clarence R. Edwards.
"Its alienation from the people."
Colonel Hunter Llggltt
"Its piecemeal development and
divided control." Major 'Jeorgu H.
"The national falluro to realize Its
purpose." Brigadier General Robert
The congress of tho United States
at this session will attempt to find out
whether theso officers aro right or not
and it Booms likely that thq peoplo
as a result of congressional debates
will bo able to determine for them
selves juBt whoro our armed service
WROTE WILL ON HAT BRIM
Did It in Lucid Moment Before Killing
Himself While Surrounded
Lewlstown, Mont. After having
run nmuck and bi ned camp wagons
and n shecpshed belonging to Walter
Wlnnett, by whom ho was employed.
W. S. Baldwin wrote his will on tho
rim of his hat and sent a bullet
through his heart. At tho tlmo ho
was hiding under' a cut bank and was
surrounded by1 a party of men who
wero closing In on him, reason evi
dently returning to him in a measure,
as in his will ho loft all his monoy,
two horses, a homestead claim and
his dog to Mr. Wlnnett
Bnldwln was a native of Toxub, thir
ty years old and unmarried. He had
been with tho Wlnnett company about
flvo years, being employed by Mr.
Wlnnott as a hordor. Ho apparently
camo under tho delusion that ho was
being persecuted and fired tho wagon
and shed. Ho was armed with a rlflo
and automatic and but for his sulcldo
might havo done- a lot of mischief.
MYSTIC LETTERS ON AN EGG
Much Puzzled Excitement Caused
Among Atlanta People by Hen's
Atlantn "R. W. Y. M." Theso mys
tic Jotters, appearing on an egg laid
by a hen belonging .to G. F. Jarrell,
havo been tho cause of much puzzled
excitement among folk who resldo
nonr Mr, Jan-ell's homo on tho South
Docatur car lluo. '
Tho egg was laid a week ago by a
"largo red hen, breed unknown," which
Mr. Jarrell owns. On picking up tho
egg Mr, Jarrell noticed n queer inden
tation in tho form of a circle, which,
on closor examination, proved to bo
tho letters quoted above
Undersea Fighter Tells Expeii
ences and Impressions.
German Craft Starts Out Just Before
Midnight and by Dawn Has Com
pleted Successful Attack
Tho IIa3tie. A letter telling of an
attack by tho German subm rlno U-2G
upon an unmentloncd British warship
is published by the Zolt. It begins with
preparations for the expedition "two
hours beforo midnight," in order to
make a strike at dawn. Tho letter,
said to havo been written by a. member
of tho crew of tho nttackfng boat, fol
lows: "Around the heavy granlto rocks of
tho long pier, monstrously black in tho
dark night, tho storm sweeps up tho
water of the North sea In angry waves.
"At half past ten thero Is a shrill
whlstlo from the little bridgo which
stands high above th submarino nnd
which is covered with heavy canvas.
Tho officer In command, dressed in his
oilskins, gives the sign of departure.
Tho cables are loosened. A short sharp
signal to the engine room, the sudden
whirr as tho motor catches and tho
U-26 Is under way. Wo are going to
ward the enemy.
"Tho earliest signs of dawn appear
when suddonly In tho near distance
thero Is tho sight of a heavy bulk,
swlLglng high above us upon tho wa
ter. Wo pass through tho long tall of
foam which a hostllo torpedo destroyer
has Just left behind, speeding toward
tho east. Wo havo managed to find
our way through tho first lino of tho
enemy's advance guard. From now on
wo must be very careful.
"A signal is heard and the men ap
pear upon deck. The boat Is prepared
for action. Tho flag polo Is taken down.
Part of the bridgo Is folded together
and well fastened. The periscope Is
brought up to the proper height. Then
tho entrance through tho combined
bridgo and conning tower Is hermeti
cally closed. The tanks aro opened
and tiro Inrushlng waters tell us that
tho boat Is about to submerge. The
gasoline motors stop their endless
song. Electricity will drive us from
now until we shall reappear upon the
"A young lieutenant Is posted at tho
periscope and looks for the enemy. Tho
sailors take their position near the tor
pedoes. The interior of tho boat is
lighted with two small electric bulbs.
They make the darkness visible but
glvo no light. Intently tho men all
watch tho signboard on the wall In
front of them.
"Wo think of tho advantage of the
man on board a warship. If his timo
comes, he can go down with a last look
at the happy sun nnd tho bluo sky. We
see nothing, hear nothing. If the boat
is to go down we shall all suffocate In
tho darkness under water.
"Suddenly wo nil Jump and forgot
heat and bad air and discomfort In
small lighted letters the signboard
says 'attention.' The officer in com
mand holds the lever which will ro
Icase tho first torpedo. A few seconds
passing, wo must be vory near the en
emy. Suddenly tho first sign disap
pears, half a second later and tho red,
glowing letters say 'fire.' With a slnglo
Jerk tho lover releases the torpedo. A
short metallic click, the noiso of tho
water rushing into the empty tubo and
all is over.- The second torpedo is at
onco pushed Into tin tube. A few sec
onds later and the Interior of tho sub
marine looks as beforo the attack be
gan. "But what of tho first torpedo? Did
sho reach her goal? Instinctively wo
havo all kept count 100 motors, 200
meters, 300 400. Under water no
sound penetrates. We only hear the
noiso of our engines. We wait. Nothing
happens. Tl.en, suddenly wo aro all
thrown together by the Jerky move
ment of tho boat. Twice or three
times moro we feel that wo havo
changed our course very abruptly.
"Then tho boat rolls as before. The
regular purring of tho onglnes Is
heard. Our submarine, is rapidly mov
"Wo aro on our 'way home. Tho at
tack has been successful."
Miss Gladys Lowden Pugh, daugh-to-
of Judgo James L. Pugh, is ono of
tho pretty debutnntes from tho rnnks
of resident society In Washington this
It Settled In
I owe my
Mrs. Anna Under, It F. D. 5, Das
Eel, Meeker Co., Minn., writes: "For
two years I suffered with that tcr
rlblo disease, chronic catarrh.
"Fortunately. I saw your- adver
tisement In my paper. I got your
advice, and I took Peruna. Now 1
am well and the mother of two
children. I owe it all to Peruna.
"I would not bo without that great
tonio for twice Its cost, for I am welt,
and strong now. I cannot speak in
too high terms ot its value as a
His Regular Cue.
Many a man who pormlts himself to
bo led forth to musical entertainments
ho does not caro for will appreciate
"What mado you start clapping your
hands when that woman stepped on
your foot in the tramcar?"
"I was dozing," answered Mr. Cum
rox. "I thought mother and tho glrlB
wero having a musical at homo and
one of them was signaling that it wa&
tlmo to applaud."
GIRLS! GIRLS! TRY IT,
BEAUTIFY YOUR HAIR
Mako It Thick, Glos3y, Wavy, Luxur
iant and Remove Dandruff Real
Surprise for You.
Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluf
fy, abundant and appears as soft, lus
trous and beautiful as a young girl's
after a "Danderlno hair cleanse." Just
try this moisten a cloth with a little
Danderlne and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a timo. This will clcanso
tho hair of dust, dirt and excessive oil
and in Just a few moments you have
doubled tho beauty of your hair.
Besides beautifying the hair at once,
Danderlno dissolves every particle of
dandruff; cleanses, purifies and Invig
orates tho scalp, forover stopping itch
ing and falling hair.
But what will pleaso you most will
bo after a few weeks' use when you
will actually see new hair fine and
downy at first yes but really new
hair growing all over the scalp. If
you caro for pretty, soft hair and lots
of it, surely, get a 25 cent bottlo of
Knowlton's Danderlno from any store
and Just try it. Adv.
Fred My dear Doralet this thought
consolo you for your lover's death.
Remember that other and better men
than he havo gono tho same way.
Bereaved One They haven't all'
gone, have they? New York Sun.
Women scorn muddy crossings If'
their hosiery will pass Inspection.
Backache Warns You
Baokacho is ono of Nature's warnings
of kidney wenkness. KIdnoy dUeoso kills
thousands every year.
Don't negloot a bad back. If your bao
Is lame If It hurts to stoop or lift if
there Is Irregularity of the ecoretlous
suspect your Kidneys. If you suffer head
aches, dizziness ana aro tired, nervous and
worn-out, you havo furthor proof.
Uso Doan's Kidney Fills, aflnemedlclne
for bad backs and weak kidneys.
A Nebraska Case
Mrs. May Dreisen.
aiT N. 17th St.,
Omaha, Neb., says)
"I had inch awful
backache I could
hardly set around to
do my work. My
back got so bad that
I couldn't leave my
bed for six weeks.
When I did. I found
It Impossible to
stoop. I also had
symptoms of dropsy.
In two or three days
after I began with
Doan's Kidney 1'llle
I was relieved, ana
after using a few boxes. I was In good
shape. My health has Improved."
Gal Doan's at Any Store. SOe a Box
FOSTE&MILUURN CO., BUFFALO, N. Y.
Is Clogged Up
That's Why You're Tired Oat cf Sort
Have No Appetite.
will put you right
in a tew cays.
Biliousness, Indigestion and Sick Headache
mm ,m wittle
SMALL PILL, SMALL VUiti SMALL, I'KlUi.
Genuine must bear Signature
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 2-1915.
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