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THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
FLOATING STATION FOR NEW YORK HARBOR POLICE
The New York harbor police In the Harlem section have JiiHt taken possession of their new unrtcr.s, tl Hunting
station house, moored Just on Handalls Island, The new quarters were built by the policemen themselves, together
with n marine railway and a wharf on
SECRET SERVICE EVER ON THE ALERT
Valiant Little Band of Patriots
About Whose Achievements
Little Is Known.
MEANS HEROISM UNREQUITED
Government Agent Live Lives That
for Adventure and Daring Deeds
Make "Best Seller" Look Like
New York. Coincident with the
discovery of the Zliiimormiinii note,
which disclosed the far-reaching plans
of Germany to foment (rouble In every
part of the globe, and the subsequent
'refusal of Secretary of State Lansing
to disclose how the note was obtained,
because It would "endanger lives,"
comes n brief press dispatch from
Juarez, Mex., announcing the theft of
"Important papers" from the German
To the average reader the Juarez
dispatch may seem unimportant, yet
in all probability It Is merely another
link forged In tho great chain of un
known achievements or our valiant lit
tle band of patriots who throughout
tho entire world are always on the
alert In the interest of our country,
yet who In time of danger cannot call
on us for aid.
This little band of men, who are
known only to the state department,
and whose names appear In the se
cret archives of the United States as
"A-41" or "G-217B," live lives that for
adventure and heroism make the av
erage "bcHt seller" hero Idol: like a
So little Is known by the general
public of the secret agents of our gov
ernment that to the average person
It seems probable no such body of men
exists. Ah a matter of fact, the vast
majority of tho citizens of the country
Kccm to think tho secret service, which
in reality is attached to the treasury
department, Is entrusted with dlplo
matlc work of the "underground" or
dor. This, however, is not the case.
Although It is tho duty of tho secret
service nud department of Justice op
eratlves to run down plots of different
kinds that are brewing almost contlnu
ally within tho confines of our own nor
tiers, they seldom are sent out of the
Busy In All Land.
In far off ltussla, In China, Japan,
Germany, France, England, South
America, and, in fact, every inhabited
part of tho globe, there lilts thu dip
lomatle phuutom, tho "secret agent.'
now many times ho has Intercepted
Just such documents us tho Zlmmer
maun note will probably never be
known outside of diplomatic circles,
but this particular feat Is a good ex
ample of the work done by these
"watchdogs of the mist." Using lie
tltlous names and numbers, I will out
line their work.
When the war broke out In IOurope,
broke with all the suddenness of a
iurious tnunuerstorm, it was no sur
prise to those engaged In tho great
garao of "dodging death." In Berlin
n dapper youth of decided Teutonic
appearance, listed under our own ban
ner as "B-45," was fully alive to what
On tho Russian border Ivan Mtts
covltz, whose reports wero signed with
another number anil letter, straight
way Informed Washington of the Huh
sian preparations, while In Prance and
.England Andre l.e Bene and Cyril
uTrothlnghum, respectively, reported
the dollies of these two irrent nations
The youth ol Teutonic uppourunco
is Kiucu uy a taxicub. rjalniy an ac
cident, you would say If you hud wit
nessed tho Incident, yet tho taxlcab
had followed tho Teutonic- youth many
blocks and was In all probability driv
en by n decrepit old chauffeur, who
Is known to Wllhclmstrasse us X-007,-
C81, and who had received notlllcatlon
of the Teutonic youth's activity In thu
vicinity of some district of military Im
So died the Teutonic youth. On tho
register at Washington "B-15" Is
crossed off as dead and "B X" rushes
from Dresden to take his place. Thu
Teutonic youth Is an American, born
and raised, lighting to protect his coun
try, but. oven knowing that his life
is In continual duuger, he can make
'''' ' '''''''
an acre of reclaimed ground.
no nhneal for aid. lie has done his
duty; ho Is dead.
Dies In Line of Duty.
In Mexico City recently a well-known
and devoted servant of the United
States, well known because of his un
dying love for his country and his
splendid nerve, wan killed In a street
tight. Killed because he was about to
uncover things which were better kept
under cover, In the opinion of the
Ills friends knew why he was killed,
they knew he had been In the shadow
of death many times, but only his In
timates knew why he persisted In
taunting the grim reaper to come get
A "secret ngent" is a secret agent
In nil that the word Implies. He must
serve his country In silence. He may
do braver deeds than those accom
plished by the soldier or sailor In bat
tle, but the world cannot know of
them. No decoration graces his brenst,
no honors are thrust upon him by an
admiring public, yet he continues on
his perilous way doing his duty, a man
without a country, who Is Invaluable
to the nation, but yet one whom tho
nntlon cannot recognize.
If he Is killed, his death Is often
r.vcnged by one of his fellow agents,
for many friendships nrc formed not
alone between men of his own na
tional corps, but with thoso of other
nations with whom he must uecessar
Often French, American and Brit
GOLD OUTPUT FOR
Total Imports of Metal Into
United States Were More
Than $200,000,000 Greater.
51,300,000,000 DURING WAR
World's Yearly Production Increased
More Than Sixty-Fold In a Century
-Wltwatersrand Most Impor
tant Source of Supply.
Washington. "-Tho world's total pro
duction of gold last year, though near
ly equal to the record output for any
year, was less than the amount im
ported into the United States In that
period. Most of tho Imports enmq from
Great Britain, which controls two-
thirds of tho production.
Thu total ImportH of gold Into this
country In 1010 amounted to $085,000,-
000, and tho world's production to
9178,05,000. In 1015 the Imports wero
9152,000,000 nnd tho world'a produc
tion $488,000,000, the highest on rec
ord. Since tho outbreak of tho war.
ugust 1, 101-1, tho United States bus
Imported a total of $1,!IOO,000,000 In
gold, and has retained approximately
$1,000,000,000 of It.
The decrease In production of nearly
$10,000,000 Is accounted for by tho
Statist, which supplies the estimate of
production, on tho ground of lessened
production in Australasia and tho
United States, partly offset by an In
crease of about $5,000,000 In tho Afri
Source of Gold Supply.
Tho most Important source of thu
gold simply Is tho Wltwatersrand. With
tho small output of outside districts of
tho Transvaal this section produced
last year gold to the value of $107,000,-
(XX), u record annual output. Rhodesia
produced $10,480,000; Australasia, $41,
210,000; Canada, $20,250,000; India,
$11,500,000. und tbo Uulted States
The world's yearly value of gold out
put about n century ago averaged $7,-
600,000. the bulk of which was dcrlvod
from Russian gold workings In the
Ural mountains. Gradually other
sources of supply come to bo added to
Russia's production, and large In
creases occurrcu. alien gains wero
very considerably added to In tho lute
forties nnd early lutles of last century
consequent on the discoveries made In
California and Australia.
Tho discoveries In the two widely
separated regions stlmulntcd'scarch in
all parts of the world, and especially
Intermittently during tho 'second half
of the nineteenth century there wero
Ish secret agents work hand In hnnd,
The Frenchman may discover while
doing some work for his own govern
ment that there Is a plot being hatched
for a German Invasion of the United
States through Mexico. Ho passes the
Information along to the British and
Suddenly a fleet of British and Amer
ican warships get sailing orders. They
depart, "destination unknown." There
Is no Invasion.
Hdlp Each Other.
The American may uncover a mes
sage of vast importance to i ranee.
ills friend, Paul Ledoqite, has worked
often with him. Paul shall know.
And so It goes on, tho never ceas
Ine state of activity throughout tho
world; men come and go, come full
of the enthusiastic desire to do for
tho best. Interests of the nation, and
go by the more violent, yet expected,
route of "sudden death.
Unknown, unhonored and unreward
ed, they play with death as you play
with your own particular amusement,
aceomnllsh their ends by any means
In their power, yet guarding the na
tion from more dangers than you ever
dreamed could exist.
Not a particularly clean game, for
It Involves theft, nssault and battery
and often deliberate murder, hut neces
sary to tho preservation of law and
order throughout the world and just
ns honorably enacted as tho killing of
men In battle.
They are the "watchdogs of tho
mist" and they flit In and out of this
world of strife like so mnny fireflies.
A flicker here, a Dicker there, then
tho light goes out forever. Heroes un
new linds of importance. Thoso In
India, about 18G0, at the Colar field,
wero "suspect" for a considerable
while, nnd but for pluck nnd persever
nice, might have been overlooked,
However, In tho end they proved suc-
essful. The policy of sinking a slnclo
shaft a fow feet further saved tho situ
ation, and though quite ten years were
taken to enter tho stage of nroduction.
India since 1880 has, to 1010, inclusive,
obtained from modern working about
ino greatest discovery so far has
Dcen tlint of the Wltwastersrand. Prior
to ascertainment of exlstenco of gold
hearing bankets In the Transvaal thero
had been llnds of quartz deposits In
other parts of the Transvaal renubllc.
also nt tho Gold Coust. Quickly ft wus
ascertained that tho region where now
Is Johannesburg was hlirhlv nnvnlilo.
in September, 18S0, tho Rand was pro
claimed a goldflehl, production com
menced, and tho output of the Trans
vaal, from some $50,000 worth of gold
In 1884, llvo years Inter attained $7,-
ooo.uuu. and tho output In 1800 tho
year of the commencement of the Boer
war was at tho rate of about $100.
uw,u a year.
For 1010 tho value of production was
the record one of about $107,500,000,
and at tho present time thu Rand pro
(lucuon mono equals anout -U per
cent of the total gold output of tho
world, while the whole of Africa shows
a proportion of over 47 per cent. There
were discoveries In Rhodesia, which In
1010 also attained a record production,
and West Africa, from which came nu
tive-produced gold dust hence tho
names of Guinea Coast and Gold Coast
- -and which In modern time has. with
some slight success, added to tho
For many years Victoria, of tho Aus
tralian continent, was the premier pro
ducer of gold, but It now yields com
paratively a small output. In the mid
nineties important discoveries wero
made In West Australia, nnd tho Cool
gardlu and other fields quickly nut on
tho pace. The maximum output of tho
colony of any year was that of 1003
$43,850,000 but gradually since Its pro-
auction lias raiien on. In Now Zealand
ami ijuccnsiiinu units wero reported
early in the sixties.
Till quite recent year the output of
Canada was nearly all a by-product In
connection with copper umeltlng, aver
aging till thu mld-nlnetles only about
$1,000,000 worth of gold er annum:
but late In tho nineties tho Yukon Held
becume a fairly Important one, and
discoveries of out-and-out gold regions
In Ontario have recently commenced to
snow somo goou iigures. Yukon at-
talned Its highest In 1000 somo $18,-
200,000; but In 1010 fell to $5,000,000,
House Seems to Have Lost
ASHINGTON. -Who remembers tho time when the house of representa
tives treated the senate with respect? In those days It was courtesy
never to mention the sennte by name In
resentative Fitzgerald only a few days ago. Representative Mann was rais
ing a rumpus becnuse the sennte had done something or other, and Repre
sentative Fitzgerald pleaded the excuse that the senato had to tako sueti and
such action and was asking the house
"That's a good excuse," retorted Representative Mann, "but If tlie senato
needs the help of the gcntlcmnn from
At which Representative Fitzgerald grinned and answered:
"Well, It probably wouldn't do the senate any harm."
American People Treat
T HAT In this grand nnd glorious republic tho White House Is really the
people's house was brought out rather vividly In the hearings before the
house appropriations subcommittee on
who has charge of public buildings and
grounds, appeared before the subcom
mittee and asked for nn appropriation
of $00,000 "for extraordinary repairs
and refurnishing of the executive
He mndo such a showing of public
desecration of tho White House unin
tentional but nevertheless destructive
that the committee did not hesltnte
to grant whnt he nsked.
Members of the subcommittee sat
up and took notice when Colonel Harts
told Iiot roughly the White House Is
the iiirnlture Is demolished.
"Tho repairs," said he, "are required
arc made necessary largely because of
by the public.
"There nre between 1.000 and 2.000
House every dny except Sundays, and the lower loor and the main floor of
tho White House have been very badly used. We have not been able, with
tho $35,000 nnnunlly appropriated, to keep It up, so that many of the furnish
ings have not been restored or repaired that were put In there 15 years ago
when tho White nouse was rebuilt by President Roosevelt.
"Very few of these things are for
prlvnte part of tho White House, but
House used by the public.
"Tho people sit In the chairs, pull
tho walls, so that they require painting nnd retouching all the time In order
to keep the White nouse clean. The White House is the subject of special
scrutiny by everybody who comes here, nnd In order to keep up the standard
it requires about every four years n number of extraordinary repulrs. I have
been over all of these Items with one of the members of the president's
family to see whether they had any objection to anything or anything to urge
In addition. The public takes great pride In the White House and wants It
kept In good condition."
Representative Glllett of Massachusetts wanted to know why the window
curtains should be renewed every 15
"They have been rellned nnd rellned
end nnd inside and out, until now wo
People who go In the White House grab nt the curtains In order to look out,
nnd ns high as the people can reach the curtains nre worn to tatters, often
completely worn through. On the furniture the edges have worn through
and tho plush sents are worn off by people constantly sitting on them. It is
mainly for the use of the public that these repairs nre necessary."
Five Spies Found to Be
COINCIDENT with the discovery of
- nest of soles was unearthed. The
men. Four of them havo been In tho
sponsible for the Information Hint Washington Is not In such a very had way
when It comes to preparedness for
has seven Forts, sixty Cannons, nine
Ington has one Victory to Its credit.
With two narbours to guard, tho
nnd whereas there are three Shlpps,
Preparedness advocates voice gratification over the fact that there Is
only one Slncker to be found here.
Opponents of prohibition professed to find consolation In the volume,
showing ns it does that the population
indicating that although the Sheppard
will not be entirely without hope for
Forty-two Bnrrs are to be found
ments Inventoried in tho directory
brands of Beers, nine wines, six Ryes
Glasses and one Botlcr.
Argument that the town Is temperate Is subl to be found In the fact that
tnero are two aimers nero nnu one
ono Tipple, three Pickles, ono .Tagger
President's Cobbler Finds
GUKSS Preoldent Wilson Is wearing new shoes this time," said Frank
Sumner of 1720 Pennsylvania avenue, who lias repaired shoes for six
presidents. "Ills shoes haven't come
sklents. "His shoes haven't come
if v nt Wlilt. TTmmn wnrk " Sinn.
nlcnty of White House work." Sum
ner has the distinction ol Doing tne
first Washington Minn to work for the
president. Four years ago when Mr.
Wilson arrived In this city to take tho
oath of olllco as president, Sumner re
paired his shoes.
Mr. Wilson's shoes went over to
T2Q Pennsylvania avenue to have
heels put on them. The president
elect waited before taking the oatli
of ofllce, while Sumner did u rush job.
It wits tho tlrst White House work sent
out to he done under the Wilson regime, and marked another mllepnst In
Sumner's business with presidents.
Grover Cleveland was the first president that Sumner worked for iu re
pairing shoes. William McKlnley like other mortals, hnd his slices half
soled and heeled, and Sumner got the Jobs,
President Tuft's big shoes were repaired by Sumnsr.
Its Respect for Senate
house debates. When necessary they
used the vague term, "another body,'
and sometimes went us far as making
a wavelike motion to tho north, Indi
cating the direction in which "the
other body" could be found.
But, like the English soldier's
plnlnt in "Mnndalay," all that Is
"shoved behind me, long ago and far
away." Today the house actually rips
the senate up the back, right out in
Witness the sarcastic comment be
tween Representative Mann and Rep
New York It should elect him an
the White House Roughly
the sundry civil bill. Col. W. W. Hurts,
V" ...iCW.' lie
treated by the visiting public and how
more and more as time goes on and
Injuries Inflicted upon the property
neonle who co throuch the White
the second story or the president's
are mainly for the part of the White
at the hangings and put their hands on
years and Colonel Harts replied:
; they have been turned from end to
cannot do anything more with them.
Residing in Washington
20 secreted Germans in Washington, a
snles Include three women and two
employ of the United Stutes govern
ment for many years. Two are era-
ployed In the bureau of engraviug and
printing, one in the post ofllce, and an
other In the railway mall service.
In the event tho foregoing bus oc
casloned any alarm In these times of
stress, It might be proper to state that
there are three Shocks where this one
came from, and that the Germans were
discovered on page 503 of the 1017 city
directory, just, out, while the Spies
were found on page 1134.
The same volume Is likewise re
eventualities. For Instance, the capitul
Gunns, and one Sword. Already Wash
capital has three Mines to do the work,
there are likewise two Convoyes.
of Wnshlngtou Is temperate, and also
bill was enacted Into law the District
In tho District. The stock of refresh
includes eight varieties of Booze, llvt
and four Punches. Tho city has ten
uritiKwaior, as compareu witn one spree
anil one Lush.
Wilson Got New Shoes
iu lately, altliou
lu lately, although there lias been
IN CORRECTING SUCH ILLS AS
ft splendid first aid I
TO BECOME THE REPRESENTATIVE IN
YOUR LOCALITY OF A LARGE
The corporation will back yonr effort with
local adTortlsing and gUe 700 credit for
oil business secured In Tour territory,
tbmuith jour efforts and theirs. Only a
part of jntir tlmn necessary to earn from
fcO.00 to I1C0.CO weekly. Kesponstblo men
onlr considered. Tun references essential,'
gasoline producing corporation
CO Br old St. New York City
I BEST Bl)YERS"SELLERS cattle i
hogs sheep STOCK YARDS 0M AHA i
Innton.D.U. Hooka f roe. Utib
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W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 13-1917.
Before He Changed His Mind.
Full Kidder proposed to Miss Old
ilrl last night.
Fuller Did she take him seriously 1
Full Don't know the details, but alio
"Pape's Diapepsln" fixes sick,,
sour, gassy stomachs in
Time it! In flvo minutes all stumach
distress will go. No indigestion, heart
burn, sourness or belching ot gas, acid,
or eructations of undigested food, no
dizziness, bloating, or foul breath.
Pape's Diapepsln Is noted for its
speed In regulating upset stomachs.
It is the surest, quickest and most cer
tain indigestion remedy in tho whole
world, and besides it is harmless.
Please for your sake, get a large-fifty-cent
case of Pape's Diapepsln
from any store and put your stomach,
right. Don't keep on being miserable
life is too short you are not here
long, so make your stay agreeable
Eat what you like and d I goal it; en
Joy it, without dread of rebellion in
Pape's Diapepsln belongs In your
home anyway. Should one of the fam
ily eat something which doesn't agree
with them, or in caso of an attack of
Indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis or
stomach ''derangement at daytime or
during the night, it is handy to give
the quickest relief known. Adv.
"What kind of a husband did she
"Gruff and grumpy. Couldn't really
call him a husband."
"He's merely an ex-bachelor."
CUTICURA HEALS ECZEMA
And Rashes That Itch and Burn Trial
Free to Anyone Anywhere.
In the treatment of skin and scalp
troubles bathe freely with Cutleura
Soap and hot water, dry and apply
Cutleura Ointment. If there Is n nat
ural tendency to rashes, pimples, etc.,
prevent their recurrence by making
Cutleura your dally toilet preparation.
Free sample each by mall with Book.
Address postcard, Cutleura. Dept. L,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
i - SHH .... . . ....
ii ii mini mm us w nt no minus nr
his neighbors, we can generally
what his neighbors think of him.
Rosy futures seldom grow on pnrpla
Drinking milk does not leave a dark
brown taste and n headache.
i Mflvifls Murine is for Tired Eyes, I
5 MlOyiOS Red Uyes Sore Kyt'e 5
HefrMhM -IItor. Mnrine It a Fitorlto S
5 '1 remmunt for lire that lr ol Ctj anil iniart.
s ulfujuurHfej us mncUuf jour lolnu rare 5
a your Tooth anil with tho rno rmulartir.
r Sola at Drue on4 Optical Htor or by Mull. 3
ilk Murine En Rtir.it, Co, Chlcuo, tot Freo Booi i
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