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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
THIRTY THOUSAND AMERICAN TROOPS IN REVIEW
A for and Get 9
THE HIGHEST QUALITY
36 fye Rtclpe Book the
SKINNER MFG. CO., OMAHA, U.SA
1AKGIJT MACMtOKI FACTORY IN AMOtlCA.
Army Ordnance Experts Find Deadliest War Bomb
WASHINGTON. Army ordnance experts nftcr many experiments wltt
about a scoro of ncrlul bombs, it Is reported, havo found a bomb of big
explosive power, combined with tho uao of deadly pases, tho Invention of nn
American, which is Bald to excel ir
deHtructlvencss any similar weapoi
known hero or in Europe.
Tho tests proved bo unlformlj
satisfactory, It was said, that the wai
department has been urged to ndopl
tho bomb for uso in the avlatloc
service. P. B. Barlow, an cmployei
of tho Frankfort nrsenal, Philadel
phia, tho inventor, lias offered Its ex
cluslvo uso to tho United States gov
ernment Tho IJarlow bomb is six feet in
length and approximately Ave Inches in diameter, shaped llko n torpedo. In
addition to an explosive charge of T. N. T., it contains a gas chamber Id
which n new and secret combination of gas is used.
It Is estimated that tho bomb has a fatal destructive radius of at lcasl
Ono of tho chief features of the bomb In which It differs radically from
bombs which depend for bursting forco on contact with tho earth or other
object, is that it may bo exploded In tho nlr with full power. This Is said to
enhance Its destructive power to a much larger degree than any known form
of contact bomb, as it may bo exploded over tho heads of troops and spread
gases earthward over a larger surface.
By means of an electric timing device tho operator of an aeroplane, it
Is asserted, will bo able to regulate to a second tho tlmo of tho explosion of
tho bomb. Another unique feature of this weapon permits of its use as an
aerial torpedo when not desired to uso It as a "drop" explosive. Tho bomb
may bo made with a new typo of electric motor and propeller, which would
enablo tho nvlation operator to flro it horizontally, or to direct it toward a
target at uny angle. The bombs nre arranged for attaching to tho under
sides of aeroplanes, to bo released by foot pressure on a trigger.
Big Demand for Pneumatic Tires.
How muny people realize the sensa
tional development that tho pneumatic
tire business has experienced? The
first company to undertake the manu
facture ot pneumatic tires was tho
Dunlop Company, organized at Dub
lin, Ireland, In 1889, with a capital of
about $75,000 to mako Hres for bicy
cles, and it rapidly grew to be n great
business. Then came the automobile
to add its demands, and today, only
twenty-seven years later, the pneu
matic tire business of the world Is esti
mated at the enormous sum of $050,
000,000. Scientific American.
Down ut the Mexican border recently 30,000 America.! troops weiv reviewed by the eouminiullng officers. It was
the longest line of United States soldiers seen since the review of the Grand Army in Washington ut the close of the.
ITALIANS GO TO
FRONT IN FRANCE
About 260,000 Will Aid Allied
Campaign Among the
PORTUGAL SENDS SOLDIERS
Feathered Summer Residents of Capital Leaving Trn.pn. woo Troop. w..t.m
BMUIO ha 1 1 1 W0 III raivv vi UMUI
Home Will Japanese Qo
AS TIIE1 thousands of Waslilngtonlans who deserted tho city with tho ap
proach of Uio summer months for the scashoro and mountain resorts of
the North begin to return to their homes, thousands of visitors who annually
mako their summer homed hero nro
leaving for the South.
Not ovcryono In Washington has
noUccd it, but ever since the first
chilly night they have been quietly
slipping away, and
thousands of Washington's
residents have left
l They form tho army of songbirds
that mako their homes In the shrubs
and trees that adorn tho parks of the
national capital. They are tho robin
and tho wren, the modest wood thrush.
known far and wldo for his sweet songthe bluebird, who brings happiness;
tho downy woodpecker, who excavates his home In tho dead limbs, and the
many other members of the feathered tribe who furnish song and sunshlnt
to city dwellers.
It is tho common observation of persona who nro interested In birds, and
vcn the observation of many other persons who have no particular interest
In tho subject, that the bird-protection laws of tho federal government and of
tho various states aro producing tho results which aro tho aim of theso laws.
A great incrcuso 1b noted In tho number of song birds, game birds and cspo
dally in tho number of birds of gay plumage.
Tins comment is often heard among tlio Washington pcoplo who arc
'ntercsted in birds. Last spring they noted that bluebirds, indigo buntings.
goldfinches, rcdstarta, orioles, scarlet tanagcrs, summer tanagcrs, cardinals
and tho yellow warblers were moro numerous than In preceding years, and
tho Increase in tho numbers ot theso gay and beautiful birds is apparent to
nearly everybody, and particularly to persons who llvo In tho suburbs ol
' Washington or on tho edges of tho city, and who havo gardens and yards
with shrubbery In them.
Lineage of the Lamp Shown in Museum Collection
A COLLECTION of all the various illuminating dovlccs used throughout tin
history of tho world Is now being prepared by Dr. Walter Ilough of tin
National museum here, and will be placed on exhibition as soon as spaco can
bo found for it. Stowed nwny li
largo airtight cublncts in Doctoi
Hough's ofllco is tho comploto record
of man's development ns shown by hit
lighting appliances from tho days ol
tho primitive campflro to tho present
tungsten filament. Hero Is tho flro
brand by which our aboriginal anccs
tor transferred flro from trlbo t
tribe; hero la tho anlmnl'K ttkull
which constituted the first attempt
nt a lamp, and tho greased stick thai
was superseded by tho candle. A nart
of tho collection Is already occupylujr three cases in tho museum, whero it
attracts a great ucai or attention among visitors.
Ultimately, Doctor Hough hopes to broaden tho collection Into a com
piete matory ot uro rather than a history of Illuminating nlone. Among hit
present specimens uro many curious old stoves and bellowB and foot-warm-ers,
and ono curfew which Is said to bo the only ono In Americu. It is the
popular opinion in this country that tho curfew was a bell, but Instead it is a
sort of brass lid which whs used to cover tho lire. At one tlmo in England
a law was paRsed requiring every light to bo out at u certain hour in the
night, presumably nlno o'clock, and In order to comply with tho letter of this
law peoplo had to suppress their llres, Thus the hour when tho fires wero
covered with curfew camo to bo culled tho curfew hour.
Paris. Before winter sets In It Is
expected there will bo 200,000 Italian
troops fighting on tho French front.
Already two contingents comprising
25,000 men each have arrived In France
and soon aro expected to tako up their
positions In tho Vosges. All of tho
Italians will bo sent to that region,
tho mountulnous country comprising
tho extreme end of the fortified lino in
The Italians will comprise regl
ments of tho Alplnl, tho men recruited
from the mountainous sections of Italy,
Bklllcd In mountain warfare, and inured
to work In tho rnrlfled ulr of high nltl
Soon to Be Sent to Front.
That tho first contingents soon will
bo on tho actuul firing lino on the
French front Is believed here, and It
Is further thought this fact hnd some
thing to do with Italy's declaration. of
war against Germany, as Italians will
ho engaged In actual conflict with tho
Besides these troops Italy will fur
nlsh special mountain artillery for Its
contingent, tho guns being of tho same
caliber as tho light French 75 mllll
meters but capable of , higher nngle
flro and mounted on different typo
wheels and cnlssons, making them
moro adaptable for hauling up grades,
Somo of those guns are mounted on
skids, so that they can be dragged up
atfeen mountain trails. Italian Red
Cross hospital units also will acconi
pany tho Alplnl.
Besides the Italians there will he
still another nationality represented In
the trenches on the western front.
Portugal Is sending 40,000 men to this
frout, and It Is believed that they al
ready nro landed In France. Just
what portion of the lino these troops
will be sent to has not been divulged.
Moro troops may bo forthcoming from
Portugal during the winter, although It
Is reported the Internal condition of
affairs In that country requires tho
presence there of muny soldiers. Tho
ecent strike outbreaks and other la
bor and Socialistic manifestations have
been such that troops are patrolling
and guarding railway lines and bridges
throughout the country.
Lack of Officers Hampering.
Lack of trained and experienced of
ficers Is acting as a handicap to tho
new British army in France, as neu
trals and enemies agree that the mil
lions poured In the field from England
nre of the highest fighting material.
Yet their lack of expert leadership is
costing them enormous losses and for
long tlmo prevented Sir Douglas
Halg from keeping up with his French
allies In the Sommo offensive.
Franco, next to Germany, Is perhaps
better off for officers than any of the
countries at war, and it is because
tho republic, llko tho fatherland, saves
its commissioned men ns far as pos
sible. It Is well known that snipers on
cither side pay little attention to or
dinary soldiers, being under orders to
pick off officers only. And therefore it
is highly necessary that officers bo
difficult to differentiate from the men
In their trenches In order that enemy
snipers may not spot them too easily.
British Officers Easily Spotted.
Tho British officer wears a collar on
his tunic llko tho collar of the jacket
of any ordinary sack suit. He also
wears a khaki collar and khaki tie.
Tho German sharpshooters have not
been slow to find that out, and tho
British losses of officers show the prlco
that they still are paying for this glur
lng and distinguishing mark.
Every French officer from a sub
lieutenant up carries, swung over hla
shoulders, n pair of binoculars In a
black leather case. Tho German
snipers know this nerfectly well, so
that when they ensconce themselves In
a convenient shell hole, or other place
of vantage, they take no chances on
revealing their wherenbouts for thw
sake of bagging nn ordinary pollu;
they wnlt until they can draw n bead
on the wearer of a pair of field glosses
and then try to pot him.
But what Is sauce for the goose Is
sauce for the gander, us all German
officers carry field glasses too, and the
French sharpshooters lie In wait for
them in Identically the same way.
French Method of Charging.
When the French charge and the of
ficers nro forced to take to the open
with their men, they nre not permit
ted to carry their field glasses with
The Germans In somo cases havo
adopted n ruso exactly opposite. In
sending out a "wnvo of assault;' in
storming a position the German officers
carry their binoculars slung over their
shoulders, and every private carries a
"dummy" pair of glasses, made of
cardboard or papier mache to resem
ble tho binoculars, so that tho real
officer is Indistinguishable. The French
have captured a number of Germans
so equipped with "fake field glasses."
Meatless Days for Britain, Too
EVER SEE BABY CHAMELEON?
President Must Be Able to Use Any Kind of Pen
C OME men prcftyr soft pens. Some prefer hard. Somo couldn't wrlto with-
out a fountain pen. And there nre still somo elderly tneu surviving whe
Insist on using quills, Tho president of the united States has got to accus
tom himself to usu'jj all kinds of
ieus to gratify tho anlty of those
who want to keep nn souvcnlra tho
liens with which certain measures In
which they aro interested aro signed.
Ordinarily tho president trees
Hoft-polnted fountain pen, but lately
In approving Important measures of
legislation ho has used every variety
of pen. The eight-hour railroad bill
ho signed with four ordinary pens
with steel points and black wood
holders. In affixing tho name, "Wood-
rpw Wilson" to this act, ho signed ono syllable with each pen, his intention
being to forward one pen to each of the heads of tho four brotherhoods.
In signing tho Phlltpplno bill ho used a pen furnished for tho occasion by
MflnHel Quezon, the resident delegate from tho Philippines. It was gold-
P'riHted and ornate.
In signing the bills of lading act, he used h pen made from tho quilt of u
jurcupine, which Senator I'omoreno had provided.
Am you know, the chameleon Is
small, harmless lizard that can change
Its color at will. Some folk keep chu
mcH"- for pets. This Is a picture of
tho only ono bom In cuptivlty, so far
ns records, show. Tho youngster posed
oa thu thumb of an nttendant at tho
London. German meatless days, so
much ridiculed here, may soon bo cop
ied by Great Britain
A suggestion that tho consumption
of meat bo stopped for one day in tho
week is contained In tho recommenda
tions of tho official departmental com
mittee appointed by the board of trade.
Only those engaged In sevcro manual
labor should cat raeut seven days a
week, tho committee urges. It oIbo rec
ommends tho opening of municipal
Himna in districts where retailers are
obtaining excessive profits and the re
vision of pay rolls to Improve tho posi
tion of those who hnve not benefited in
the genernl upward trend both of com
modlty nnd labor prices.
Other recommendations Include the
speeding up of building ot merchant
ships, especially those Intended for the
nf rcfrlKcratcd meat, and
.,1.1.,,, iili.nunte labor ut tho
itrwkn. Seven members of thotcoramlt
further recommend tnui uiero
i i.i i. ti,1i1Ic control oi nriccs ul
D1IUU1U I1"""- -
nrlmarv foodstuffs produced at home,
In miinv coses. It is stateu, iur iuu
much profit Is being made by home pro
Live Stock Not Wanted.
The committee reports agulnst tho
ni-.mna.il to linnart llvo catuo iroiu
Canada. It says:
"Without going Into the vexed qucs
tlon of tho alleged danger of disease,
we havo to report that there seems to
bo ut nreseut no likelihood of uny con
slderablo supply of cattlo from thut
source, even If tho scarcity of Bhlpplng
did not mako the Importation or, uvo
as nuulnst dead meat uneconomical."
With regard to tho first suggestion
tho ronort suys :
"Wo urge all thoso who nro not en
gaged In severe manual labor and who
at present eat butcher's meat every
day to refrain from consumption one
dav euch week. Wo believe u large
number of patriotic citizens aro only
waiting for clear and authorltntlvo
guidance and that such voluutury nb-
stentutlou on tho part of tho moro ror
tunate, while It will havo no hormiul
effect on health, will appreciably en
large thu supply of meat available for
poorer members of the community.
Poor People Wall Off.
The committee touches on the vital
point in the meat problem when it rec
Omnieuds thut "In disposing of meat
which It purchases for tho civil popu
lation the government should. Impose
such conditions not only on wholesale
merchants but also oil retailers as
would tend to secure the sale of such
meat to the ultimate consumer at rca
A table of retail food prices shows
that since tho beginning of the war
they have Increased on nn average 05
per cent Evidence taken by tho com
mittee showed there was less total dis
tress In the country than in qn ordinary
year of peace, the majority of the
classes which suffer chronically from
distress being In unusually regular em
ployment This, together with higher
wages earned by, and the greater
needs of, so many workers employed In
tho production of munitions has tended
to increase considerably tho total de
mand for food.
BABY 'GATORS LATEST FAD
SUFFERED FOR FOUR YEARS.
Mr. J. M. Sinclair of Ollvehlir,
Toon., writes: "I strained my back.
'Which weakened my kidneys and
awful bad backache and
the bladdor. La
tor I becamo so
much worse that
I consulted a
doctor, who said
that I had Dia
betes and that
my heart was af
fected. I suffer-
Mr. J. M. Sinclair. e$ for four years
and was In a nervous stato and very
much depressed. The doctor's medi
cine didn't holp me, so I decided to
try DoddB Kidney Pills, and I cannot
say enough to express my relief and
thankfulness, as they cured me. Dia
mond Dinner Pills cured me of Con
stipation." Doddt Kldnoy Pills, 50c. per box at
your dealer or Dodda Medicine Co..
Buffalo, N. Y. Dodds Dyspepsia Tab
lets for Indigestion havo been proved.
60c. per box. Adv.
Meat More Heating Than Sugar.
It ecent experiments nt Bellevue hos
pital, New York, show that 750 calories
of dextrose, or 2G0 calories of protein.
Increase the heat production of tho
body 12 per cent during a period of
three to six hours. In fact, they show
tho stimulating effect of protein upon,
tlssuo activity to be three times as
great as that of sugar. These observa
tions confirm the experience long ago
noted by thinking people that meat is
a heating food. Under the Influence
of the stimulating effects of meat tho
tissues expend in its digestion more
energy than they receive from it.
Headgear In War. '
The German army was equipped"
with steel helmets long before the war
was begun. After the conflict was well
under way the French discovered that
the percentage of head wounds sus
tained by their soldiers was much
greater than the. percentage in tho
German army. The French adopted
the steel helmet The British follow
ed suit, nnd now even the slow-moving;
Russians have equipped a small part
of their forces with tho best form of
protection against head wounds. After
Russia comes the United States with,
an announcement through the war de
partment that steel helmets for Amer
ican soldiers are being "considered."
In the Museum.
Manager What's tho matter "with
the "Human Ostrich?"
Assistant Swallowed a fishbone at
breakfast this morning.
Marriage is seldom a failure if neith
er party to the contract has any re
lations to interfere.
Fashionable .women at Florida re
sorts last winter and spring started
the fad of wearing baby alligators as
ornaments. Now you may see women
In New York, Chicago and other north
ern cities wearing them with silk rib
ben loops or geld chains. This Is a
picture ef Miss Amparlti Farrar and
two reptilian babies 28 days old.
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