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THE 8EMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
PHILADELPHIA MAYOR TAKES FLYER
BLED BY VILLA
Mrs. Reiser Says Husband Paid
Both Mexican Leaders for
7y. , A'.'K'''WI?'V
Mayor Thomas 1). Smith of Philadelphia (right with Aviator Walter 10.
Johnson In ono bf tho hydro aeroplanes at the opening of tho Glcudlnning
Aviation school at Essiiigton, near Philadelphia.
STOLE MONEY TO
Motive Assigned by Boys Who
Fled With $10,515 of Mor- ,
CAPTURED IN PHILADELPHIA
Youths Aro Repentant, but Regret
That Villa's Annihilation Is Pre
vented by Their Untimely Ar
New York. A dream of adventure
and Mexican conquest was shattered
when two mossongor boys of J. P.
Morgan & Co., who had fled to Phila
delphia with f 10,515 of tho Arm's
monoy, wore taken boforo MaglBtrato
Handy in tho Tombs court arid ar
raigned on a chargo of grand larceny.
Tho prisoners William McManua, llf
toon years old, ami his companion,
William Daln, who Is a year oldor
woro deeply repentant.
""Boforo their arraignment McManus
and Dain told how thoir Imaginations,
fired by ctgaroties und dime npvols,
had lured them to realms of thrill, and
action far beyond their own workaday
1 .1 1 1 r . a At . . i -i i '
worm, vvuut muy wuiuuu, nowovor,
was not monoy, but advonturo. In fact,
ho said ho and his "pals" had no idoa
of tho amount of monoy thoy hnd stolon
until thoy opened tho buudlo and
found It contained sovoral $100 bills.
Only Needed $180.
All tho monoy thoy noodod for thoir
planB, according to young Daln, waB
$180. With that amount thoy Intended
to reach Kentucky and supply them
solves with1 horses, Daln having road
William McManus on Way to Police
that no state in tho country produced
Bteeds so atlaiitiibla to linlr-Riillttlnt?
adventure as those raised on tho bluo
grass of Kentucky. Once equlppod
with JiorseB, Daln dcclnred, ho and his
"pals" vero determined to Join tho
Texas Raugers and play an active part
in sotno punitive expedition against
Villa. And after Villa had boon caught
' 5 "--wiwi
and hanged, flB they woro certain ho
would bo, tho messenger boys woro
resolved to lnvado Moxlco and partici
pate In tho conquest of that country
for tho United States.
"Wo would a-douo It, too," said Daln,
"If wo hadn't been caught. All wo
wanted was $180. Wo thought If we
stolo that much and then sent It buck
out of our pay when wo got our Jobs
us rangers, the police and Mr. Morgan
would forglvo us because wo woro de
fending our country.
"Out when it camo to dividing tho
monoy, I got scared stiff when 1 saw
those hundred-dollar bills."
Ends In Philadelphia.
Of tho amount stolen Daln actually
did send back to his mother while en
routo to Philadelphia threo $100 bills,
which sho returned at onco to J. P.
Morgan & Co.
Tho boys wholo adventure, nowovor,
camo to a sudden end In West Phila
delphia, when Detectives Edward Fitz
gerald and Donjamin Fay of tho
Dougherty Agency arrested tho fugi
tives in front of tho Koystono hotel.
Tho arrest was accomplished within 12
hours after tho flight.
Tho money McManus took was a
bundlo of bills intended for tho pay
roll of a department of tho bank. Tho
capturo was mado at Philadelphia tho
According to tho polled, nil tho
stolen monoy Iiob boon recovered ex
cept 5240, and tho Morgan officials
woro not Inclined to press prosocutton.
CRIPPLED DUCK IN COURT
Judge Finds Bird Sunning Self In Win
dow and Turns It Over to the
Onhkosb, Wis. When Municipal
Judgo A. H. Gosb entered his court
room ono morning recently ho was
surprised to find a duck seated near
an open window calmly sunning Itself.
How tho duck camo jto bd thorotho
Judgo was unablo to learn, but ho
nctod on tho assumption that It was
seoklng protection of tho law.
Whllo tho Judgo Is not familiar
with tho Jargon of ducks,' ho docldod
to Investigate. Ho found thnt tho
bird was a cripple, being minus ono
Falling to elicit any Information
from tho duck as to its oxcuso for
Invading tho courtroom, tho Judgo do
elded thut ho was tho victim of somo
Tho bird waR turned ovor to tho
gnmo warden, with orders to boo that
it was properly protoctcd in tho fu
MINE MAKES WOMAN RICH
Colorado Lady Becomes Wealthy
Through 8nle of Proporty
Left by Fnther.
Bouldor, Colo. Miss Anna Mannlon
of Toledo, In moderate clrcumstancos
at ono tlnio, Is wealthy now through
tho Bale of a mlno. Her fathor, Ml
chaol Monulon, a prospector, died four
years ugo. Tho hulk of his cotato was
tho St. John group of mining claims
near Sugar Loaf, considered worthless
Recently attorneys for tho stato ap
peared In tho county court and filed
n potltlon probating tho will, which
had been lying In tho court illos. Tho
object io to clear tho St. John groupa
tltlo fon salo, tungsten, running 15
and 20 per cent, having boon found
tlfaro. A Douldcr operator has offorod
550,000 for tho proporty,
SON-IN-LAW IS A PEEPER
Mistaken for Burglar and ShotWhll
Looking Through Window of Moth-er-ln-Law's
PlttBton, Pa. Pooping through
window of tho homo of Mrs. Mary
Corroli, David Wolfo, a Bon-ln-law, was
shot through tho top of tho head.
After quarreling with his wlfo sov
eral wooku ago Wolfo was loft to his
own devices, wh'Jo Mra. Wolfo ro
turned to her mothor. When Mra
Wolfo failed to return In rosponso to
a letter tho relenting husband tried
to acquaint himself with tho situation
In the Corroli homo. Ho wan pooping
through tho kitchen window when Mrs
Corroli mistook him for a burglar and
DESCRIBES TRAGIC INCIDENTS
Reiser Loses Mind and Subsequently
Dies Wife Passes 8om'e Time In
Red Cross Work With Bandit's
Dloomlngton, 111. Forced to pay
2G.000 for protection by Carranza and
then hand over $40,000 to Villa as a
ransom, with tho climax of being
robbed of thoir remaining estate of
$35,000, Including their horses and oth
er ranch xBtock, and finally tho Iosb of
tho husband's mind, duo to worrlment
over his misfortunes, and his subse
quent death, wcro tragic incidents of
lifo in Mexico for Mrs. Frances May
Reiser of this county, who has Just ro-
Included In her Bonsational experi
ences were somo tlmo spent as tho
head of tho Hod Cross, society in Mex
ico, most of it on duty with Villa's
army. Sho barely escaped with her
Nicked by Carranza and Villa.
Mra. Reiser was born upon a farm
near Dloomlngton. Sho was a niece
of Carl Hnsonwlnklo, tho actor, known
professionally as HaBwln. Sho alBO
adopted tho stage as a profession, but
nftor a few years marriod Henry Rei
ser and gave up tho profession. Her
husband was tho head of a Now York
city firm dealing in hides, and ho mado
his headquarters in Chihuahua. He
accumulated a fortuno of $100,000, and
was rapidly Increasing this fortuno
when Carranza appeared and demand
ed $25,000 for protection. Relsor waB
forced to pay It. Later Carranza loft
and then camo Villa. Tho latter was
oven moro groedy. Ho domanded $40
000 as tho prlco of Reiser's life. After
Villa had gone, othor bandita came
along and confiscated everything bo-
longing to tho Reisers, oven tho lino
driving horso that was a cherished
possession of Mrs. Reiser, who is' an
nrdent horsewoman. Tho mansion of
tho couplo In Chihuahua was looted
of everything It contained, and then
destroyed by fire. Worried almost to
death by his misfortunes, Reiser lost
his mind. His wlfo brought him to
San Antonio, Tex., and placed him In a
hospital, whoro ho later died.
Villa Makes Promises.
Then Mrs. Reiser returned to Chi
huahua, hunted up Villa and demanded
her property. Ho said that ho could
do nothing to restore It at that tlmo,
hut ho agreed to boo that she would
be compensated If ho becamo presi
dent of tho Mexican republic, provid
ing sho would tako chargo of tho Red
Cross work with his army. As this
was her only hopo, she consented, re
maining with tho army until existonco
Upon tho protenso of purchasing
hospital supplies, sho managed to
got away from Villa and camo to
this country to remain until tho situa
tion becomes cleared. Sho bollovos
that In a year or two the United
States government will bo in a posi
tion to forco Carranza to return to
her tho monoy and proporty seized.
Mrs. Rolser relates many thrilling
oxporlenccb whtlo a resident of
LEADER OF IRISH REBELS
Countess Marklowlcz, sister of an
Irish baronet and ono of tho leader;
In tho Sinn Fein robolllon In lroland,
who according to tho story told by Dr.
Cecil Q. McAdam of Molbourno, Aus
trftllu, who wus a gueat at tho Shol.
bourne hotel In Dublin at tho time of
tho attack upon the hotel, led tho at
tack dressed In men's clothes and
flourishing a rovolvor In each hand
Tho fiery countess during this attack,
!t la Bald, allot six of her followers for
refusing unhesitatingly to obey her or
ders. Tho countoss has been sen
tenced to penal scrvltudo for life.
Washington Monument a
WASHINGTON. Tho Washington
largest motion picturo acrccn In
open-air "movies" that aro free to tho
j r7HE FCEPUL WILL f ' X
MORE TMff MJ
picturo exhibitors' business. Tho officers in chargo of tho affair havo boon
very careful nbout this, for tho reason that they do not wish in any way to
offend tho exhibitors, many of whom havo largo investments in apparatus, etc.,
at stako which might bo Jeopardized by tho establishments of free motion
picture shows In tho public parks.
Tho fact that tho work that is being carried on by tho bureau In the show
ing of this film Ib of an educational character Bolely is being carefully
omphaslzcd. In addition to tho reels of film showing tho national parks thero
is also a reel showing tho growth of golden rod from tho seed to tho flower.
Tho scries will be given during tho summor not only in this city, but in
most of tho large cities, and many of tho smaller towns throughout tho coun
try. For tho purpose of carrying on this work tho bureau secured a big motor
truck which Is equipped with a projecting apparatus, screen and all the neces
sary paraphernalia for showing pictures.
Finley Is Greatest Camera Dodger in Congress
AVID EDWARD FINLEY, tho representative of tho Fifth South Carolina
district, is tho greatest camera dodger in tho Sixty-fourth congress. Ho
admits that he lives In "mortal dread"
of doois or within tho confines of a
His colleagues cannot understand
Just why Mr. Finley has such a dls
Itko to having his picturo taken, for
they point out that "ho Isn't such a
bad-looking fellow," but they respect
his wishes. Whenever a suspicious
looking kodak flejid appears on tho
capitol grounds and they are In tho
company of tho South Carolina rep
resentative these colleagues of Mr.
Finley form a hollow squaro and, with
tho bashful representative in tho center, escort him to a plnco of safety. Tho
othor day, whllo Representative Darnhart of Indiana, chairman of tho commit
teo on printing, was struggling to havo his revised printing bill adopted by
tho house, Representative Edwards of Georgia offered an amendment providing
that a picturo of each member of congress shall accompany each bfographical
sketch in tho Congressional Directory. It was then that Representative Finley
roso to his full height.
"Tho motive of the gentleman in offering his amendmont is to havo tho
Congressional Directory contain photographs so that a person looking at tho
photographs would bo able to recognize a member of tho house?" ho asked.
"Yes," answered Mr. Edwards, "largely for tho purpose of identification."
"Then," drawled Mr. Finley, "tho gentleman would discriminate against
me. Eighteen or twenty years ago I thought I was good enough looking to havo
a photograph taken. Slnco then I have not had ono taken and never expect
to havo another. I Bhould havo to stand on my photograph of twenty years
"Well, I think tho gentleman is better looking now than ho was twenty
years ago, and I am not saying thnt with any reflection on his appearance
twenty years ago," said Mr. Edwards ns tho house tittered.
New Rolling Kitchen for the 'Army Is Adopted
AFTER much experiment and many tests of rolling kitchens from both
domestic and foreign sources, tho military authorities bollovo that they
now havo found a satisfactory typo of rolling kitchen of American design. Tho
aro capablo of furnishing hot stew and coffeo for ono battalion. Tho first of
tho kitchens was tried out at El Paso, Tex., and tho reports of It were favor
able. Contracts have, been mado by tho war department with a Doston company
for 10,000 of tho now army emergency rations, with a view to ascertaining to
what oxtent"lt will bo possible to obtain tho ration- in tho open market and bo
Avoid the necosslty of accumulating a largo supply to be held In storage in
anticipation of a sudden demand for its Issue.
Tho now ration is in tho form of cracker, and it is composed of flour and
lean beef in equal quantities, with one-half as much dried milk and a little
Invort sugar Intended as a blndor for tho purpose of rendering the cracker less
likely to crumble, In addition to which tho Invert sugar has restorative quali
ties that will add to tho valuo df tho ration aa a sustaining provision.
RIVERS and harbors Injected thomselves into tho agricultural bill dobato In
tho house when Congressman "Hnmpy" Mooro of Pennsylvania undertook
to havo provision mado for connecting good roads with railroad and waterway
terminals. For sovoral weeks there
had been a running (Iro hotween
Mooro, nnd'somo of tho mlddlo West
roprooentnttves as tho "pork-barrel"
Representative Sloan of Nebras
ka, who suggested a lino of thought
about "appropriations for gargling
tho mouth of tho Dolaware," was dis
cussing the mud in tho country voadB.
Mooro Inquired why appropriations
to dig mini out of tho rivers was not
ub essential aa appropriating money
to dig mud out of tho roads. Sloan retorted that tho trouble was the rivers
and harbors advocates wanted to put water In tho rivers. Somo further
badinago led to Mooro taking tho floor for tho purpose of "embalming his
Nobraska friend in verse." Here Is tho result:
"When my colleague from Nebraska takes the center of the stage
Everybody stops to ltson, from tho speuker to the page;
For thoy know thero'c. stmothlng doing' und thoy want to soo tho fun, ,
As my colleague fjnjn Nebraska puts tho river on tho run:
"Oh, my collenTva from Nobraska talks about tho river 'pork.
You can bco Iowa tlttor consternation in Now York!
What a Joko to spend our money on those sluggish little creeks,
When tho deur old cows in Kansas cannot sleep for cattlo ticks!
"Garglo rivers with our moneyl Make a roadway for a BhlpJ
When our hogs aro down with asthma and our pullets have tho plpi
'Never,' quoth Nebraska's hero; 'Novor,' echoes down tho lino.
'Never vblle appropriations may bo had to help our swine."
Motion Picture Screen
monument now classifies aa tho
captivity. On it aro being projected
pnbllc and that aro strictly' olllclal in
character, boing produced under tho
auspices of tho bureau of commercial
economics. Tho pictures were taken
for tho government In tho various
natlonnl parks with tho Idea of allow
ing tho peoplo of tho country tho
beauty spots of America, and also
for tho purpose of doing a bit of real
university cxtensi6n work.
Tho idea of tho pictures Is puroly
educational and tho flltn3 shown aro
of a character that docH not compete
In any way with tho regular motion
of having his picturo taken either out
principal objection to most of tho
types tested was that thoy added to
the amount of transportation that
had to bo maintained for an army in
tho field and that they did not pro
duco satisfactory results in tho way
of hot food for men on tho march
and on tho firing lino.
The latost typo Is helloved to
solve the problem, and 25 of them
havo been ordered. Each of them is
mounted on two wheels, and it can bo
drawn by two mules. Two of them
"Embalmed in Verse
( EVERYBODY iTC-PjA .
j ro usren fro we pXX A
BETTER STANDARD OF DAIRY
Farmers Allow City Dairymen to Pick
Out Best Producers In Herd
It Hecms to be true thnt tho quality
of the farm dairy herds is of a much
lower standard In practically every
way than thoso of tho city dairyman.
ThiB really works to tho dctrlmont of
thq farmer and yet ho 13 to blame for
tho wholo thing. Tho city dairyman
who must buy all of his feed knows,
that ho cannot afford to keep a cow
unless sho 1b a real producer, thereforo
ho goes out Into tho country and per
suades tho farmer to part with tha
very best cows in his hord. Tho cow
Is taken to the city and worked as
hard ns possiblo until oho begins to
fail, when sho is sold to tho butcher.
All of her calves havo gone to the
samo place and thus wo boo that noth
ing whatever has been dono toward
building up the standard of tho dairy
anlmals of tho country.
Circumstances mako It nocessary
that tho city dairyman should make a.
very close study of tho business and
knowledge thus acquired enables him
to take advantage of tho nverago farm
er when ho goes out Into tho country
in search of cows to add to bis herd
Very seldom does ho consider buying'
tho cows that tho farmer is willing to
dispose of but he ferrets out those
that ho is confident aro tha real' pro
ducers and, bo it said to tho credit ot
hiB Bhrowdness, ho usually gets what
Such sales are bound to keep any
herd down to a mediocre standard be
cause tho cowb that really produced a.
profit are gone, also there is hut small
likelihood of any Improvement because
calve3 from poor cows seldom provei
moro valuable than their dam. Such
methods usually allow the quality of.
tho herd to deteriorate.
SALTING IS NICE OPERATION;
Should Bo as Near Absolutely Pure at
Possible Used for Flavoring
Salting tho butter is a nlco opera
tlon which requires considerable'
knowledge and caro to bo dono prop
erly. In tho first -place, tho buttor
must bo washed until entirely free
from buttermilk beforo tho salt Is.
added. Tho salt should bo as near
absolutely pure as can bo purchased
and the finor it is the bettor. One
ounce of salt to one pound of button
added to tho butter gradually and well
worked in, Is tho rule. .
It 1b advisable to permit tho buttor
to stand after salting for 24 hours if
possible, then work it over and put it
in prlntB or pact it for Market as de
sired. Salt ia added to butter with a
twofold purpose. First ob a flavoring
clement and also as n preservative.
Water hclds in solution an enormous,
quantity of salt and tho salt in butter
absorbs the water which persists in
tho buttor In spite of much work and
makes the product proper as It comps
to tho table, nearly dry. Tho amount
of water in tho usual sample of butter
runs between 10 und JL2 p"er cent.
There is no step in tho production ol
good butter more important than tho
EXPENSE OF RAISING HEIFER
Must Bo Worth More Than $60 Wherc
Two Years Old to Be Profitable
to Dairy Farmer.
Investigations mails by tho depart
ment of agriculture Indicate that the
avcrago cost of raising a heifer on a
dairy farm in the northern and cast
er,: sections is about $G1 at tho end
of her socund year; this includes an
aliowauco of $?.l for labor. Th&
heifer Is given a credit of $8 for tho.
munuro sho produces. Thus It ap
pears that tho dairy farmer In thu
sections mentioned cannot afford to
ralao a heifer that i not worth more
than $C0 when two ears old.
'GOOD COWS TO CONTEMPLATE.
Time, Fntlence and Effort Are Re
quired to Secure Butterfat Prize
Is Worth While.
Cows that produce large amounts ot
butterfat aro good to contemplate,
but It requires tlmo, effort and per
sistence to get them, and In tho get
ting a good many blanks will be
drawn; but tho prizes mako tho effort
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