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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
NORTH PLATTE, NEDRA8KA.
WILL PAY CLAIM
AFTER 60 YEARS
United States Government Seeks
Heirs of Author of "Home,
SMALL AMOUNT TO DIVIDE
Money Was Owing to John Howard
Payne at Time of His Death at
Tunis, Where He Was United
Washington. After sixty years the
government of tho United States Is
proparcd to pay to the heirs of tho
author of "Home, Sweet Homo," John
Howard Payno, monoy duo to him
from tho treasury at tho limo of his
death, April 0, 1852, nt Tunis, wlioro
ho was United Statos consul, As tlioro
may bo a multitude) of heirs, the sura
duo, $205,92, may bo divided Into very
email amounts. Tho treasury depart
ment Is Booking tho legal heirs.
Tho bill as originally Introduced,
many years ago, proposed to pay the
amount .to Mrs. Klolso H. Luquer.
"doughtcr and solo holr." As passed
and approved by the president on April
3, tho act provides for payment to "his
Mrs. Luqucr still lives In Now York,
SHOW WOMEN LIVE LONGER
Government Census Statistics Give
Them Three More Years
Washington. Women, tho United
States bureau of census will show In a
set of tables soon to bo issued, aro
longer lived than mon to thooxtont of
more than thrco years, nnd In tho caso
of nntlvo whites and negroes, moro
than 3V& years.
The tablcB, which woro compiled in
tho division of vital statistics, aro tho
first of tholr kind to bo proparcd by
tho government. They show death
rates and expectation of llfo at all
ages for tho population of tho six Now
England states, Now York, Now Jor
soy, Indiana, Michigan and tho District
of Columbia (tho original death regis
tration states) on the basis of tho
population in 1910 nnd the mortality
for tho three years 1909, 1910 and 1911.
Thoy aro similar to tho "llfo tables"
proparcd by tho llfo nsuranco com
panies, but differ from them in that
thoy rolato to tho enttro population of
tho area covered, whorean tho llfo in
ouranco tables relato only to risks so
looted through medical examination
According to thoso tables tho 'aver
ago expectation of llfo, at birth, for
males is 49.9 years; for females, G3 2
years; for whito males, 50.2 years; for
white females, G3.G years; for native
whito males, C0.C; for native whito fo
malos, 64.2 years; for negro males,
84.1 years, and for nogro fomaloB, 37.7
Other facts brought out relate to in
fant mortality, median ago at death,
and tho difference botweon city nnd
DESCENDANT OF STUYVESANT
MIbb Barbara C, Rutherford, dnugh
tor of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbllt. la to bo
corao tho brldo of Cvril Hatch. Hor
father waB tho lato Lewis M. Ruther
ford, a mombor of a nromlnont Now
York family. Through her futhor Bho
is a descendant of Lowis Morris and
John Rutherford, Jendlne ilauros In
nrlvnto llfo durlnc tho davs of thn
Revolution. Potor Stuyvosant Is nlso
pin ancestor of hers,
Only Exercised Prerogative.
Frankfort, Ky.ln sotting asldo n
$500 verdict awarded a coal minor
who alleged ho had boon kicked by a
nule, tho court of nppculB declared
that tho mule had a right to kick and
"would bo falso to every tradition of
Ua breed if he had not kicked."
according to Information laid bofuro
congress. But tho author of "Homo,
Sweet Homo" had olght brothers nnd
Bisters. Two sisters died in infancy,
ono brother lived to bo olovon years
old and tho othor brothors and, sisters
died nt twenty-three, thirty-two, forty
nine, sixty nnd slxty-sovcn years of
ago. Mr. Payno lived to bo nlxty-throo
years of ago.
At tho tlmo of his death a sister,
Lucy Taylor Payno OBborn, mother of
two children who died in infancy, was
nllvc, nnd nlso a brother, Thatcher
Taylor Payne, who was married. Noth
ing is now known by tho government
of tho surviving progeny of his broth'
crB and slaters. His father, William
Payne, lived for many years at East
Hampton, N. Y whero Bovcral of tho
Payno children wcro born.
Tho treasury department has a mem
orandum of several living heirs. They
nro Thatcher T. P. Luqucr, Elolso P.
Luqucr and Lea M. Luquor, all of 1C
West Fortieth street, Now York city,
and Mrs. Clara Ada Payno Doyco of
Now York city.
Mr. Payno's accounts nro curious In
indicating tho method of spending tho
"appropriation for llarbary inter
course" Ho oxponded $307.50 for
gratuities and presents, "consisting of
sabors, swords nnd bolts richly mount
ed for persons distinguished about tho
court, ulso for ongravlngs of tho
United States senate and cities of Now
York and Brooklyn, for tho boy ($228),
nnd for tho customary presents to
dragomans, musicians nnd servants on
festival nnd othor occasions, and ox
ponseB of framing pictures at Paris
Intondcd for tho bey, Including tholr
transportation from Mnrsolllcs."
Police, National Guard and
United States Army Prepare
DANGER POINTS ARE PLOTTED
At First Indication of Trouble Guards
Will Be Placed at Piers, Public
Buildings, Aqueducts and
Now York. Thlo great metropolis
has been rapidly proparcd by tho po
llco, National Qunrd and Unltod
States army offlcors, acting togethor,
to moot an emorgoncy. Somo of tho
measures taken would bo of equal
value In casu of a great flro, flood or
riot, but Just at present thoy aro de
signed to meet tho nocds of n sudden
call to war.
Not all tho preparations known by
nowspnpor mon nnd others to bo In
offect or contemplated hero enn bo
mado public. Thoro Is no consorshlp,
but n word to tho patriotic to para
phrase tho proverb Is sufficient.
Now York has n largo unnaturalized
foreign population. In tho main theso
aliens nro ponconblo, but tho author
ities nro taking no chances with tho
fow flrobrnnds among them.
Every danger point has boon plot
ted. At tho slightest Indication of
trouble gnardB will bo placed at nil
piers, public buildings, reservoirs,
aqueducts, nnd important transporta
tion junctions nnd terminals.
Tho program has been worked out
mostly by Arthur Woods, pollco com
missioner. If troublo comes hla 10,-
000 big blticconts will bo ro-onforccd
immodlntoly by an equal number of
National Guardsmen whoso homes nro
In this city.
Besides thoso, M- Woods for somo
months has had 7,000 volunteer po
licemen training In tho vnrlous pollco
stations. Thoso mon havo promised
to do pollco work when called upon to
supplement tho rogulnr forco.
Commissioner Woods has already
dispatched a special squad of detec
tives to nsslst tho regular forco which
guards tho great aqueducts bringing
water from tho Cntskllls and tho Oro
A fow pounds of dynnmlto Judicious
ly placed could mnko Now York go
thirsty for many a day.
If enemies wrock tolophono and tolo-
graph wires within tho city, tho pollco
will not bo nt n loss. Thoy havo been
trained to communlcnto botwocn sig
nal stations on tho top of tho sky
Bcrapors by menus of flags and Inn
terns. Dotnllcd information has boon gath
ered concerning tho number, slzo nnd
power of rivor crnft, of automobiles
and of othor vehicles which might bo
pressed Into Borvlco.
A list hns been mndo of empty build
ings thnt might bo used either as bar
racks or to supplement hospital Borv-
Ice; nnd tho pollco havo worked out a
method for handling volunteer nursos
nnd Btrotchcr boarors.
Tho National Guardsmen of tho city
hnvo boon divided Into BqmulB in Buch
a way that each squad loader Hvos
near tho men of his unit An ordor
to mobillzo rocolvod at tho roglmontnl
armory would bo telephoned to tho
squad loaders. Each loader would
then tolophono to those mombors of
his squad who ha a telephones nnd
would call on tho othor men -of tho
Thoso men who could not bo reachod
in this way would rccoivo telegrams,
wnicn aro now lying all mndo out In
tho doBkp of tho company clorks in
Within thirty minutos after tho re
ceipt of tho mobilization ordor, tho of
ficers, commissioned and noncommiB-
atoned, would havo boon notified and
IS NOW A COUNTESS
Mile. Hita Jollvcl, actrcBs und sur
vivor of tho Lusitanln, is now a coun
tess, being tho wlfo of Count do Cip
pico, tho noted Italian horsoman. Tho
mnrrlago took placo at Kow at tho
resldcnco of Mllo. Jolivot's father.
within sixty minutes tho commanding
ofllcor, tho field, staff and company of
flcors and tho first sergeant and quar
termaster Borgonnts of each unit would
bo nt tho armory, whllo tho subordin
ates leaders would bo completing tbo
notification of tho prlvntos.
Six hours after tho ordor to mobil
ize had boon received tho guardsmen
would bo assembled, uniformed, armed
and equipped, each with, throo days'
emergency rations and rendy to movo
Thoy consist of a slgnnl corps bat
talion with nn noroplano dotnehmont
which would probnbly fly at onco from
Hempstead plain to Central park or
somo other point within tho city; two
battalions of engineers, ten troops and
a machlno gun troop of cavalry, 14
battorioB of field artillery, 33 companies
of coast artillery, seven regiments of
infantry, a Hold hospital, an arabulanco
company and tho quartermaster corps.
Another 100,000 guardsmen would
commonco arriving tho noxt day from
Now York state outsido tho city.
IS CRUSHED BY JUNK IRON
Man In a Freight Car Released When
Cries Attracted Train
Lnfayotto. I ml. When n west-bound
Wnbnsh frolght train wns passing
through lnfayotto ono day early tho
shrloks of a man In dlntross wero
heard and tho train wns brought to a
Whon tho train crow Investigated it
wns found that James Fisk of Spring
field, Mass., ngod twenty-fpur, had bo
como imprisoned in a car of looso Junk
Fish had been "beating" his wnv on
tho train and n short tlmo boforo tho
cries woro hoard tho train had broken
In two. Whon tho cars camo to.
gethor with n crash a mas3 of junk
iron aim over on ton of risk's in.
At tho tlmo ho wns Bleoplng In tho
end of a gondola car and It was Im
possible for him to froo hlmsolf. Ho
could not bo rescued until thn pnr
had boon bumped sovoral times to Jar
tho mass of iron away from his logs.
Ho wns takon to tho hosnltnl in n
terribly crushed condition. His cries
aroused hundreds of people from tholr
slpop. It is prounulo ho will recovor.
COAL CARRIED IN GO-CARTS
Rich nnd Poor Alike Forced to Get
Fuel Home Any Way They
Can In London.
London. Perambulator coal parades
are ono of tho sights of Westminster
Just now. Elogant flats and mean
strootB Jostlo ono nnothqr In this
neighborhood, and tho problem of the
household coal supply has to bo met
alike by rich nnd poor.
Storngo Is tho main difficulty. In
many of tho hlgh-ront flats there Is a
conspicuous absonco of "collnrago."
At tho rare and welcome cry of
"Coal!" pooplo of nil classes hurry
out of their houses with palls, foot
baths, Btrlng bags, scuttles and any
thing elso thoy can got, mob tho coal
man and clear his stock.
When tho coal cart falls to appear
which Is moro often than not thoro
nro processions of go-cartB to tho
small coal shops.
Smoked Since Girlhood.
PIttston, Pa. Mrs. Cathorino Red
dlngton, aged ono hundred and six
yonrs, who was n smoker of strong'
tobacco since girlhood, Is dead. Sho
frequently said that smoking hnd pro
longod hor llfo.
Must Be Deaf.
Now York. Andrew Klrskr. a coal
miner, who told tho nollco thnt ho
novor heard of tho Europoan war, was
sont to liollovue hospital for obsorva
TO STRAIGHTEN YOUNG TREES
Somo Plan Should Be Adopted to Sup
port Trees Until Thoy Have De
veloped Root System.
Certain varieties of fruit and shade
trees aro said never to bo straight of
trunk at tho tlmo of bolng brought
from tho nursery; bo, Instead of bo
wailing tho crookedness of trees,
means should bo employed for straight
But whether trees aro crooked or
not, somo of tho piano herowith pre
sented should bo, employed for tho pur
poso of supporting young trees till
thoy havo developed a root system
thnt "will hold them up straight, says
a wrltor in Successful Farming. Not
only docs this bracing hold tho trees
In proper form nnd position for rapid
growth, but whero tho wind wenves
tho trees around, thoy quickly wear o
largo opening, at tho point where thoy
cntor tho ground, so that tho action of
tho sun and wind havo a most detri
mental offect on tho roots, drying them
out nnd retarding normal development
of tho trecB.
Figuro 1 shows a slmplo end easily
formed support for a young tree, or for
straightening ono in caso it leans or
crooks. If tho curvnturo 1b very pro-
Straightening Young Trees.
nounced, it may prove necessary to at
tach n socond forked stick (as shown
by tho dotted lino). This ono should
press against tho curved sldo of the
tree; whllo the upper fork would pull
tho top of tho treo ovor nnd straighten
tho trunk. Tho fork may bo nailed
or wired (or both) securely to tho
stako driven Into tho ground, and tied
to tho treo with a Bofl cord or rag
string. At tho point whero It comes in
contact with tho treo, it should be
wrapped well with Bomo kind of soft
material to avoid rubbing tho bark.
In Fig. 2 wo havo a method which.
whllo requiring a llttlo moro tiaio and
labor than in Fig. 1, is moro substan
tial and effective Thrco strong stakes
aro driven in tho ground near tho tree.
A hoop from a barrol is nailed secure
ly to tho stakes. A stiff stick Is laid
across this hoop and fastened firmly to
a couple of tho stakes with nails. At
tho point marked "X" in tho illustra
tion this stick is wrapped well with
Bbmo old cloth or papor, and tho tree
tied sccuroly to it. Another stick fas
tened to tho hoop cro3swlso to this
ono, and tied to tho treo at "X," would
prove- still moro substantial.
This dovlco not only provontB tho
treo from weaving about when tho
wind blows, but it Is a flno nrrango
mont for straightening nnd keeping
straight tho young trees. Further, to
furnish amplo protection from rnbbltB,
mico, otc, ono has but to tack some
fino poultry netting on to tho stakes.
CONTROL GREEN PEACH APHIS
tnsect Attacks Leaves Early In Sea-
son Spray Thoroughly With
"Black Leaf 40."
fllyC, P. GILLETTJ Colorado Agri
cultural Collegu. Fort Collins. Colo.)
Tho grcon nnhls. which attnr.ka thn
peach loaves early in tho soason, and
Which sometimes accumulates unnn
tho young peachos In sufficient num
bers to destroy thom, Bpends tho win
tor in tho oke Btai:o unan tho lirnnnhna
of tho trees. Tho eggs hatch two or
tnroo weeks boforo tho blossom buda
opon, so that tho best tlmo to control
tills insect is after tho eggs hatch and
ueroro tho buds opon. This may ho
dono by thoroughly spraying tho trees
with "Black Loaf 40." ono tinrt tn
about sovon or olght hundred parts of
wator, to which a pound of soap has
boen added for each 30 rcallons. Koro-
seno emulsion or ono of tho mlsclblo
oils may bo used In placo of tho
"Black Loaf 40" and bo ooually as ef-
TO DESTROY GRAPE INSECTS
Rake Together All Fallen Leaves nnd
Trash and Burn It Many Pests
fiovoral grapo insects winter among
tho fallen grapo leaves lu trash in
vineyards and much may bo dono to
destroy thom if tho trash bo raked
togethor and burned.
Such work will bo of vnluo against
tho grapo-berry moth nnd tho grnpo
loaf-folder, which hlbornnto In tho
pupdl condition in tho fallen grapo
Tho grapovlne flcabeetlo and the
grape loafhopper spend tho winter as
adults under trash of all kinds in and
VV' "IT -fern
How Speaker Clark Attended a G. 0. P. Dinner
WASHINGTON. Through a comedy of errors, Champ Clark, speaker of the
houso, recently becamo ono of tho guests of honor at a dinnor given bj
Representative B. M. Chlporfleld of Illinois to his veteran colleague, "Uncla
Mr. Chiperlleld nro members of the same collego fraternity tho Phi Kappa
Psi and woro to bo guests at a dinner given by tho members of that organli
zation in Washington. Mr. Clark suddenly recalled the dinnor, and, having
mlsplacod his engagement book, bethought him that tho dinnor was that
ovening. Summoning his chauffeur, ho hastily drove to Rauscher'B, dismissed
his car, and walked up to tho dining-room floor. Tho only function ho could
discover waB a ball, at which members of congress wero conspicuous by tholr
Then tho speaker hastened to tho Wlllard, supposing that tho dinner must
bo thero. But no, It waBn't. Mr. Clark then returned homo to renew tho search
for his engagement book. Hero ho told his dilemma to Bennett, hlB son am?
parliamentary clerk of tho houso.
"That's easy," said Bennett. "That dinner is whorevor Jim Mann is. Why
not call up Mrs. Mann. Sho ought to know whero hor husband is."
Mrs. Mann did know. Mr. Mann waB at dinnor at tho Army and Navy club,
and that, of course, was whero tho Phi Kappa Psl banquet was then, surely.
Tho first sign of misgiving penetrated his mind as Mr. Clark caught a
gllmpso of tho diners through tho door, which stood partially open. Ho began
to think ho had mado Bomo egregious blunder and would havo pulled back,
when at that moment Mr. Chlporfleld, catching sight of him, shouted his name
and every Republican present joined in bringing in tho speaker.
Vice President's Stories
VICE PRESIDENT MARSHALL has
oloventh hour. In fact, ho usually
flfty-flvo minutes. Tho consequence Is
to convene mat ooay or solemn toners,
ho Is apt'to have a half-suppresBed llt
tlo smllo on his face, and Rev. Forest
J. Prettyman, tho senato chaplain, has
oven moro difficulty In maintaining tho
serious countenance of a man about to
lead in prayer. ,
Hero Is tho way tho thing works
out: Along about 11:30 Marshall
ishlfts from his ofllco in tho senato
offlco building to his room in the cap!
tol. Ho lights a cigar and smokes as
ho receives any callers that drop in. A
fow minutes before tho noon hour tho callers thin out, and tho chaplain comes
to bo in readiness to accompany tho vico president into tho senato, chamber,
Now, for somo unaccountablo reason, tho presence ,of tho chaplain makes
Marshall think of a funny story. At about flvo minuteB prior to tho hour of
opening the senato ho starts to toll this Btory with calm deliberation.
Tho golden moments speed on their way, and by the tlmo Marshall has
tho basic part of his story outlinod It lacks only two minutes or less until
twelve o'clock. All hands bogln to grow nervous, and tho sergeant at armp
comes to tho door, watch In hand.
Marshall gets up from hiB desk and proceeds across tho corridor, still
working toward tho point of his story, nnd by a burst of speed gets out the
climax Just as he pushes open tho door Into tho senate chamber. Chaplain
Prettyman has his cholco then of not laughing at the Btory, which would be
Impolite on his part, or of laughing and then pulling his face back into shape
ready to offer prayer whilo walking tho few steps from the door to tho rostrum.
"Spooning" All Right
HQ POON1NG," whllo not recognized
u parks of Washington Just as it
confesses ho does not know what
Col. W. W. Harts, superintendent
of bulldingB and grounds, whon in
formed that Pittsburgh's chlof of po
lice had extended a general invitation
to all lovers to "spoon" in tho Smoky
City pnrkB, Bald:
"Wo do not know what 'spooning'
1b horo. but tho parks of Washington
nro opon to lovers, sweethearts, beaux,
and bolles, and others under tho spell
of tho tender emotion.
"Thero Is no regulation prohibit
ing lovomaklng in Washington parks.
Theso parks aro for the beautlflcation of tho city and tho recreation nnd enjoy
ment of Its inhabitants. Benches laden with lovers cannot but contrlbuto tc
tho beautlflcation plan, and what moro human and delightful recreation is
thoro to bo found than lovomaklng?"
Mint and Treasury Relics Put on Exhibition
VARIOUS activities of the United States mint nnd of the offlco of tho treas
urer of tho United States aro illustrated in an exhibit of twolve cases
recently sot up in tho north corridor of tho treasury building. Tho display
represents tho most interesting part
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currency redeemed, and n numbor or
warrants for big payments mado out of tho treasury or on treasury order,
Tho warrant for tho largost amount is for $140,000,000 on account of tho
public debt Others aro for $40,000,000 In payment for tho Panama canal,
$10,000,000 for the Canal zone, $20,000,000 for tho Philippines and $200,000 paying
General Lnfayetto for his military services to tho colonies during tho Revolu
tionary war. With ttio warrants Is a transfer order directing tho transfer of
$00,000,000 from tho Denver mint to tho BUbtrcasury in New York city.
Another Interesting fehturo of tho display Is tho mutilated bills that
through expert examination havo been identified and redeemed.
Cuur.cti 1 had lu his ro'nuo a dwarf only 13 inches talL
The Weakness of William.
Carefully the burglar effected an
entrnnco Into tho bank. Carefully ho
found his way to tho strongroom.
When tho light from his lantern fell
on the door ho saw this sign: "Save
Your Dynamite. This Safo Is Not
Locked. Turn tho Knob and Opon."
For a tlmo ho ruminated. "Anyway,
thoro's no harm In trying It It really is
unlocked," said he. Ho grasped tho
knob and turned. Instantly tho office
was flooded with light, an nlarm bell
rang loudly, nn electric shock ren
Joo" Cannou. It was Intended to be
strictly n Republican affair, and tho
25 guests, other thnn Mr. Clark, ware
all members of that party.
Mr. Clark, nn unexpected, but
nevertheless welcome, guest, appeared
suddenly at the dinner. Ho had a
good tlmo, and bo did tho others. How
ho becamo n part of tho gathering, as
told by hlmsolf, proved to bo ono ol
tho most amusing aftor-dlnnor
speeches ho ovor told.
It annenrs that SDeaker Clark and
Worry Senate Chaplain
a habit of telling a funny story at the
waits until tho eloventh hour and about
that when ho enters tho senate chamber
in Parks of Washington
by that generic term, is permitted in the
is in Pittsburgh, whero tho chief of police
"spooning" Is, and intends fostering It
of tho exhibit of tho treasury depart
ment shown at tho Panama-Pacific ox
position at San Francisco.
Included in tho cases nro presi
dential medals struck off by tho mint:
coins, planchcts and bars of gold, in-
dlcatlng stages of tho processes of
making gold money; koyB of tho safoa
and vaults of tho treasury used from
1774 to tho day of tho advent of safo
combination and tlmo locks; mutilated
dered him helpless, while a door In tho
wall flew open and a big dog seized
him. "I know what's wrong with rac,"
ho sighed an hour later, when the cell
door closed "upon him "I've too much
faith in human nature I'm too trust
ing!" By an Old Philosopher.
Women have ninny faults, but of
tho many this Is tho greatest, that
they pleaao themselves too much, and
give too llttlo attention to pleasing
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