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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
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REORGANIZED SERBIAN ARMY JOINS THE ALLIES
PORTABLE HOUSE FOR NESTS
Reorganized and rc-cqulpped, a Serbian army of 100,000 has Joined the foiit-s of tho alllca in Greece. The photo-
graph BhowB part of tho llrst section of this army marching to tho camp at Salonikl.
CALL OF TRADE
Old Wooden Steamers, Barges
and Schooners Being Pre
pared for Commerce.
LAKE CRAFT FOR THE SEA
"Get Everything That Will Float,"
Was tho Order, and the Fate of the
Ghosts Was Sealed War
Causes Increased Demand
Dotrolt, Mich. Tho ghosts havo fled
from nolle rlror. Rudo hands havo
snatched aaldo hatch covers and al
lowed tho sunlight to vlolato tholr
sanctuaries In tho dark hulls of dead
ehlps. Tho sound of many hammors
and tho ear-splitting clattor of calk
ing maulB combine to nialco a stoady
din which no ghost can stand.
For years thoy wore undisturbed.
Tho old wooden steamers, barges and
schooners In which thoy hold tholr
rovelB woro no longer accounted
worthy of a placo in tho lino of com
merco. As tholr usefulness was over
each was sent to thin spot; nway from
tho tugging of tho curront, safe from
tho winds nnd storms, to rest in lion
orablo pcaco until tholr hones slowly
rotted away and thoy sank beneath the
placid wators of Uio river.
Long years passod and tho ghostB
became tho only proprietors, tho only
inmates of tho venorablo hulks. Thon
camo tho war In Europo with Its do
Btructlvo effect upon shipping and tho
increased demand for tonnage.
"Get anything that will float," was
tho order and tho fato of tho ghostB
was sealed. But with tholr going has
como to, Marino City a shipbuilding ac
tivity such as that onco rich and ac
tlvo port has not witnessed In ovor a
Rebuilt for Ocean Trade.
Tho majority of tho woodou pack
ots will soon loavo forever tho scono
of their former triumphs, for thoy aro
bolng rebuilt, rorlggod, and will lcavo
for tho Atlantic coast as Boon aB thoy
can bo made ready. Parhaps tho best
known craft of this float of other days
is tho steam bargo Gettysburg, onco
tho prldo of Gen. RubboII A. Algor of
Detroit, and named by him In honor
of tho battlo in which ho and bo
many bravo Michigan boys partlci
Tho Gettysburg was built iu Cleve
land about 40 yoars ago, and is ono
of tho finest examples of tho old ship
builders' art that can bo found any
where Sho was built for carrying
freight and for towing tho enormous
rafts of tho Algor lumbor interests
and it waa tho boast of tho company
and crow that with her construction
and power sho could stem any gal
that ovor blow, and tho fact that sho
is afloat today aftor all of tho many
chances that woro taken with her
proves that thoy woro corroct. Old
tlmors well remember tho Gettysburg'
awful battlo to savo a raft on Lako
Huron in a terrlblo hurrlcano of wind
and snow 3G years ago.
It was lato in Docombor, and tho
Gettysburg was tho livBt ship out. Tho
elements woro contrary, and tho bllz
z&rd struck with awful forco. Tho
hours lengthened Into days and still
tho grand old ship and her heroic crow
hung on to tho raft Tho Gettysburg
pitched and plunged, and In tho
trough of tho heavy soa rollod first
one rail and thon tho other under wa
ter with floating logs threatening to
Jam holoB in her sides ovory minute.
Cooking meals wno out of tho ques
tion, and tho crow subsisted on what
cold food thoy could find, but still
clung to tho prized raft. Hut ship
and crow woro no match for tho wind
and waves and in twos, threes and
sixes the logs continuod to go until
thoy woro scattered for many miles
along the Lako Huron shoro.
Faithful to Her Trust.
Somo days later, whon it was
thought that tho Gettysburg had snro
lf foundered with all on board, tho
proud ship steamed through tho Fort
Huron rapids with booms and logs, fas
tened together with houvy chains, In
tow. Sho had been faithful to her
trust. It was a feat that lived long
in mnrino annalB and Is still fresh
In tho minds of tho few old-timers
left along the rivers.
The Gettysburg Ib destined for tho
Now York-West Indian trade.
Heavy oak frntnoB aro being stubbed
In above her water lino, and sho Ib
being replankcd with four by six white
oak timbers. Below tho water lino
tho frames, planking and enormous
keel are apparently aa solid as whon
first hewn in tho forests. Now deck
Iioubcs aro bolng added, steam heat
and many other conveniences nro bo
lng installed, nnd when tho work Ib
finished experienced marino men Bay
tho Gettysburg will bo a modern craft,
capable of drowning out any stcol
freighter now on tho lakes. In addi
tion to her exceedingly heavy timber
ing from stem to sternpost, tho ship
has anglo braces of iron running diag
onally from tho covering board to tho
keol, bo that her framo is really a
series of bridgo arches from bow to
Accompanying tho Gettysburg on
tho trip to tho Atlantic will bo tho
former threcmastod schooners Arenac
of Duluth and Alex M. Anderson of
Tho Anderson nnd tho Arenac aro
of tho saino typo, with comfortable
cnblns and tho familiar lumber rig,
consisting of head canvas, foresail
and mizzen, a largo mizzen staysail
taking tho placo of tho mftliiBall nnd
making n snfo and easy rig to handlo
with a small crow.
In addition to theso boats tbo Bob
ert C. Wente, n steam bargo of Detroit,
Is being pumped out preparatory tc
bolng fitted out; tho WJUiam II. Haz
ard, another steam bargo of Detroit
has been rebuilt and Ib now In coinmlB-
Blon on tho lakes; tho schooner Botts
ford Is already in commission; the
three-master P. II. Knapp has been
rerigged and is heading for tho coast,
whilo tho old three-master Genoa Ib
being rebuilt at McLouth's yard for
coast service. Tho forcnnd-mlzzen-
rigged MIko Corry Is also being fitted
out with a good chance of going to tho
Atlantic. In fact, tho ancient schoon
er Annie P. Grover, resting half sub
merged and with upper works gone en
tirely, Is about tho only hulk In Bello
river that has not been bought up by
either Great Lakes or Atlantic coast
shipping Interests, and as there aro
Btlll several outlying precincts to hear
from it will not surprise tho mar
iner to see tho Grover raised at any
- By tho end of Juno tho Bello rivor
boneyard will be a thing of tho past,
for almost ovory boat will havo gone,
never to return, and when tho draw
bridgo closes behind tho last ono tho
old ship carpenters, tho veterans of
former days, will gather up for tho
last time tho calking, making and
dumb Irons, tho timber clamps, tho
.rigging screws and tho hawslug
'booties, for their work will bo done.
But for many ycarB after the final
eight bolls sounds tho end of tho long,
grand watch, theso boats, tho men who
built them and tho crows who sailed
them will remain a fond and loving
memory of tho old days along tho
Hiver La Belle.
Fowls Not Permitted to Lay in Poul
try House Proper Cleaning Is
Very Small Task.
"I havo alwayB had my hens' nests
In tho, poultry house and when the
mitea began to trouble them It was
a hard task to havo to scald, disinfect
or whitewash tho entire building, so
I planned to havo portable ncsthouscs,
not allowing hens to lay in tho poul
try house at all. Cleaning these housce
Is such u small tnsk it need not be
dreaded," writes Mtb. L. B. Armour of
Pleasant Hill, La., In Progressive
Farmer. "Every portion of them can
bo easily reached. Then they can b
Uncle Sam Aids Cupid With Model Cottage Plan
WASHINGTON. Undo Sam and Dan Cupid announce tho Invention of a
"perfect lovo of a vino-clad cottage, economically and scientifically made,"
that any prosppctlvo builder can obtain by writing to tno department oi ugw-
culture. This mouei nouse is bu in
geniously arranged that It will savo
tho housekeeper 182,500 steps a year.
There ore, besides tho wonderful pat
ent kitchen, a dining room, living
room nnd two bedrooms, a front porch,
and a largo sleeping porch.
Tho kitchen'B principal featuro Is
the cooking room, Just largo enough
to accommodate a stove. When the
door of tho room is closed tho cab
bage may boll or tho ham burn up
and no odor will penetrate to the
kitchen proper. Tho housewife need not stay in the room with tho stove; In
fact, sho couldn't stay in if she wanted to.
Windows aro so arranged that there is always a breeze through tho
kitchen. Tho front porch Ib arranged bo it will not exclude any sunlight. The
sleeping porch is germ proof and airy. Tho china closet baB doors in kitchen
and dining room and dishes are laid in at ono door and taken out of another In
tho next room.
The kitchen has a screened porch, and connected with it is a fuelroom.
Fuel is poured into it from tho back yard it may be dumped right from a
wagon into tho rooms and, like the trick china closet, permits being emptied
from another ontranco into tho kitchen.
There are seven closets in the house, which is only one story. The nearest
approach to a second story Ib where a window has been inserted. That
window gives exit to the smoke and smells from the cooking room, with which
It and an inBldo chimney connect.
I $S2S f ISN'T THIS H
placed under a sheltering shed during
winter nnd under cool, shady trees Id
"They are built on posts 4 feet high
nnd are 12 feet In length and 3 feel
wide. There are two rowB of 12 nests,
ono on each side of tho door. A single
12-inch plank forms tbo floor of the
hall between the nests. Eight-inch
planks form the wall behind tho nests.
Tho roof Ib mado of four 12-inch
planks, two on each side. Tho ones
Just abovo tho rows of nests are hinget'
and are opened upward.
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lighting, theso houses havo dark nests. Government Makes Needles for Asphalt Testing 4
which all hena like, and are good pro- 5
tectlon against nest-robbing dogs. A
short ladder at each door is necessary
for tho henB to get to tho nests."
TO DISCOURAGE SITTING HEN
Rocking Coop Will Force Fowl
Roost on Center Shaft Quick
RcmiI'.s Are Assured.
THE "LIBERTY GAGE"
"Tho dovico consists of a coop mado
of lath about two feet square and
swung on a shaft set a littlo above
tho center so that most of the weight
will bo below the shaft on the lower
part of tho coop. The ends of the
shaft aro set on posts about thrco feet
above the ground. It is Impossible for
a hen to sit on tho slatteC bottom, and
If an attempt Is made, the rocking
nnd tipping of tho coop will soon
FEW people know enough about Uncle Sam s business to understand offhand
why he should design and manufacture needles, but it wns recently found
desirable by the highway experts of the office of public roads and rural
engineering to do so. Tho new needles
woro produced, it happens, to replace
ordinary No. 2 sewing needles. The
tiny points aro used to test the con
sistency of asphalts and other pitch
liko road materials.
Whon bituminous substances were
first Introduced engineers tested them
by tho primltivo method of chewing
a small sample, estimating the consist
ency by tho resistnnco to the teeth.
A generation ago tho idea was con
ceived of thrusting a needlo into tho
substanco by a machino under known conditions of temperature and load.
measuring tho time and distance of penetration.
For years tho needles employed have been No. 2 sewing needles of a cer
tain make. The government road experts have not been satisfied with tho degree
of accuracy, however, and as a result of a series of careful microscopic hives
GOES TO WAR DISINHERITED make llor sefc a more stable support, tlgations recently showed that tho needles considered standard oven by the
Young Surgeon Took German
and Is Cut Off by French
Mrs. Inez MUhollnnd Bolssovaln,
BUffrago leader, wearing tho "Liberty
Qngc," tho newly designed hat mado
especially for tho members of tho
THIS GIRL A PYROMANIAC
Officials Say She Set Fire to House,
Where 8ho Lived, Twelvo
Columbus, O. State llro marshal of
flee ofllcluU regard a sixteen-year-old
girl of near Van Wort, committed to
tho Girls' Industrial homo, Delaware
for causing a number of fires, as the
most pronounced Juvontto pyromanlac
over found by tho department.
She Booms to bo normal in ovory ro
spoct except on tho Bubjoct of fires
Sho admitted that sho had set II ro a
dozen times to the Iioubu of tho family
with which she lived.
Assistant Fire Marshal Charles Mil
ler was sout to investigato tho causo
of tho Arcs, and upon his arrival at
the community ho found nnothor flro
iu progress. It was at tho homo of
tho mothor and stepfather of tho girl
to which sho rtad gone from tho other
house, whoro so many Area had oc
Mr. Mlllor questioned her, and final
ly obtained n confession. Shu said
that sho could, not realist tho impulse
to start a flro, Sho has bocn working
around at different farmhouses since
she was eleven yoars old.
Lebanon, Pk. Disinherited by hli
mother on account of his participation
In tho European war as a surgeon it
tho German army Dr. Guido Hinkel o.'
Freiberg, Germany, instituted proceed
lugs in tho Lobauon county courts tc
break the will of his mothor, tho late
H0811II0 Parant Coleman of Paris
Following the death of Mrs. Colo
man at Paris on April 8, 1915, it was
found that whilo originally sho had
named her son as the principal bene-
flclary under tho will, sho had by a
codicil on February 23, 1915, disin
herited him in tho following torso Ian-
"On nccount of the war I dlsln
herit my son, Guldo Hinkel."
Tho estate left by the lato Mrs,
Coleman Is estimated at $1,000,000
consisting chlolly of holdings in the
Cornwnll Iron oro banks at Cornwall
In this county, which sho leaves to hei
nephew, J. Coleman Drayton; her see
oiul cousin, Ronald George Do Router,
and her friend, Camilla Bosson, al;
American citizens. Tho proceedings
Instituted are in tho form of nn appeal
from tho Judgment of the local rcg
Istor's court In granting last Fobru
ary letters of administration to the
Pennsylvania Company for insurance
on Llvos and Granting Annuities ot
Philadelphia, and Ib to bo followed b
a petition for tho transfer of the pro
ccodlngB to tho local orphans' court
and the only one within the coop Is
the shaft passing through it; and tho
most persistent broody hen is usually
glad to roost on it tho first night,"
writes Benjamin R. Bush of Bay Shore,
N. J., in Popular Mechanics Magazine
makers of precise instruments varied greatly. They therefore set to work tc
design a needle of different shape whoso dimensions could be accurately dupll
cated. Thoy havo succoeded so well that a number of needles made bj
specification alono havo given results practically free from oven mlnuto varia
tions. It is nqt improbable that tho government needles will become in 8
short timo the acknowledged standard for the engineering profession.
Coop for Broody Hens
"Whon hen has perched two nights she
may bo considered cured. This coop
will accommodate three or four hens
without crowding and insures quick
FOR SUCCESS WITH CHICKENS
CROOK'S WORK IS UNDONE
He Mortgaged Another Man's Land
nnd It Took Owner Six Years
to Clear Title.
Superior, Wis. Aftor six years the
work of a clover crook has bocn un-
dono and a valuable tract ot land near
Chnrlcston, N. D., which ho mortgaged
on a forgod paper, has been restored
to its rightful owner, Andrew By-rote-
son ot Superior.
Tho crook convinced a North Da
kota banker that ho was entitled to
placo a mortgago on tho property and
obtained n loan ot $700. A year later
Byrnteson was notified by tho bank
Mint his Interest paymont was overdue
Byrnteson began action to clear title
to tho property nnd tho courts have
Just given him Judgment.
Tho swindler established a tempo
rary residence horo and assuming the
name ot Andrew Byrnteson began cor-
rospondenco with tho banker.
Not So Much Depends on How Many
Are Hatched as Upon What Per
centage Are Raised.
Success with chickens depends not
bo much on how many are hatched as
upon what percentage Ib raised. The
cold rains we have had recently fouliO
many early hatched chicks ready proy.
An accident rather than acute reason
ing once placed us in possession oi
what wo consider the very best way
to save tho lifo of a -chilled, wet chick.
There wcro so many soaked at om.
tlmo that wo simply could not wrap
them separately or placo them in the
ovou. A pan of vory warm water on
tho raugo prompted the man ot the
house to suggest dipping tho chicks as
ho had dipped small pigs. For luck of
anything better, wo tried it, dipping
the chicks and wrapping up several to
gether in flannel clotliB. It worked
liko mnglc. Tho warm water seemed
to affect them much quicker than dry
clothes or iuoder'o heat would have
dono. Since then, wo've restored
young chicks so far gono wo doubted
they had any lifo left in them.
Washington's New Bridge Will Be Named for Key
UNLESS congress shall legislate to tho contrary, "the Key bridgo" will be
the official designation of tho now million-dollar bridgo to bo constructed
across tho Potomac river at Georgetown, to replace the condemned Aqueducf
bridge. Lieut. Col. C. A. F. Flagler,
the engineer officer in chargo of rivei
and harbor improvements In this vi
clnity, who will havo charge of th
construction of tho new bridge, sug
gested that name "in memory of Fran
cis Scott Key, author of 'Tho Stai
Spangled Banner, who for a numboi
of years lived at tho corner of Thirty
fourth and M streets, Georgetown,'
Avhich is expected to bo seloctod as th(
sito of the Washington approach tc
tho new bridgo. Tho secretary ot waj
approved the suggestion and referred tho matter to the district commissioners
with tho suggestion that it be transmitted to congress with their views on the
Tho existing bridge got its name from tho fact that it was designed t
carry the Chesapeake and Ohio canal acrosB tho river. Its use as an acquoducf
was abandoned entirely many years ago. The name of the bridge, however
remained unchanged. There- is nothing in tho act authorizing tho new brldgi
to govern its name, beyond the general provision for "a bridgo at or ncai
what is now known as the Aqueduct bridgo." Inasmuch as the new bridgo will
not servo as an aqueduct in any sense, army engineers say it would be e
misnomer to call it "tho Aqueduct bridge."
ANIMAL PROTEIN FOR FOWLS
Parents of Twenty Children.
Donvlllo, Ind. Mr. and Mrs. Elijah
WUllamB havo announced tho birth of
their twentieth child, a daughter, fir.
Williams Is tho nineteenth ch'Jtl of
Buttermilk Is Considered One of Best
Forms It Should Be Fed In
Buttermilk is ono of tho best forme
of animal protein to be had and on
account of its cheapness in tho next
fow years it will become a very com
mon feed in the poultry yard. You
can got It at most local creameries at
ono cent per gallon. It should be fed
I11 Btonowurn vossola
Vast Number of Letters Received by Mr. Wilson
ERHAPS no other president received as many letters as does President
Wilson. VcternnB of tho White Houso staff admit that slnco tho outbreak
of the European war all records havo been broken. Talking to frlonds the
other day, tho president said tho let
ters Beomed to run in cycles, tho sub
jects calling forth tho correspondence
varying almost with tho months. JuBt
now, one of tho undersecretaries Bald,
raonoy requests are 'multiplying with
tho approach of tho campaign. One
man wroto tho other day asking for
$50 to take a long-delayed trip to a
Southern town, promising to return
tho loan In two years. Ho prefaced
the request with a glowing tributo to
tho president's statesmanship. He re
ceived a polite reply, but no money.
"If tho president compiled with one-tenth of these loan requests ho would
bo a bankrupt," ono of tho executlvo staff confided.
NORTH CAROLINA IN THE LEAD.
North Carolina easily retained first rank in gold output nmong tho eastern
or Appalachian states In 1915. Tho total production of gold in 1915
amounted to 8,320.55 flno ounces. In 1915 tho value of the North Carolina
gold yield was slightly more than half of tho eastern states' total. Tho gold
was obtained from twenty-two pincers and seven deep mines, but several
of tho mines made a very small production. The largest producing placer
was tho Blggerstaff, In Rutherford county. The Uwarra mine, In Montgomery
county, had tho largest yield of gold from deep mining.
MAKE LIVING FROM PHILANTHROPY.
In New York city it is stated that in the neighborhood of 4,000 porsons
mako their living out of tho distribution of philanthropic aid, The sal
aries of theso aro estimated to aggregate $4,000,000 a year. Ono person
draws $10,000; nine others draw $5,000 or more a year, nnd 68 draw.
minimum of $2,400.
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