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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 7, 1917)
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
LEADER IN SPANISH POLITICS
comparing Cannlejus, then a power In
politics; Dnto, premier nt present, and Itomnnones. "If the devil were to
enter this room," said the king, "Canalejas would make a speech to him, Dato
would offer him a cigarette and win his affections, and Romnnoues would try
to run him through with his sword."
RANKS WITH FOREMOST AVIATORS
Maj. Henry n. Arnold Is n pioneer
In the aviation service and with Mnjor
Foulols and Major Milling, Is without a
peer In America. He received his first
instructions as a flyer at the Wright
Brothers school In Dayton, O., in 1011.
Upon being licensed ns an nviator he
was assigned with Lleutenuut Milling
to open the first army school for flying
at College Park, Md. Several months
Inter, with Milling, he wus ordered to
Fort Itlloy, where the two young ofll-
cers worked out a system of target lo
cation and lire observation with the
field artillery forces stutloned there,
It was while on this detail that
Arnold first demonstrated his remark
able ability and his capability of
maintaining his head In an emergency.
"While making n flight of 1,200 feet in
the air his motor went bad and with
no Inherent stability his machine
started on a plunge for the earth.
When within 100 feet of the ground
and only a question of n few seconds interim between life and n horrlblo
death, he righted his machine and made n safe landing for both himself nnd
During the same year he startled the aeronautic world by his remarkable
work when he captured the Muckay trophy when it was first offered for
When the United Stntes entered the war ngalnst Germany he wns ordered
to Washington to assist Gen. George O. Squler, chief signal officer, and is
now busily engaged with Major Foulols In perfecting plans for the' monster
aero fleet which will shortly be put in operation on the European battle front.
staffs as well, as the surgeons on board ship are specialists In the work in
which they are engaged. They have chosen their work wltha high purpose
In view, and they are ready to give their lives if need bo to save those who are
under their care.
"The dutyof the line officer Is to destroy the enemy. The duty of the
Medical olllcer is to insure the physical fitness of the wliole command, and,
knowing the spirit which nctuntes the medical officer of the navy, I can do
no more thun suy that as I have Intrusted the health of my own eon so would
I advise others implicitly to Intrust their sous to the care of the men who
guard his health should ho enlist In the navy."
Aggressiveness, originality and dis
cipline nre three qualities Lieut. Col.
Charles W. Fenton, commandant of tho
officers' training camp at Fort Myer,
Va., hus tried to instil in the minds of
the young men who have been under
him for the Inst three months.
Lieutenant Colonel Fenton has
taught the prospective officers all that
he and his staff know about fighting,
but ho contlnunlly Impresses upon the
men the Importance of thinking for
themselves nnd being original.
"The war so fur Is almost n dead
lock," he said recently. "It Is going to
be won by idens. I have every confi
dence that those Ideas are going to
bo on our side, but on or the other of
the combatants will surely have them
and they will win Ih wnr."
Lieutenant Colciel Fenton Is a
great admirer of tho Americnii prlvute,
us are most American army officers.
One thing he has taught Ids men Is
thnt If they are to be good officers they must consider the enlisted man,
sympathize with his troubles, help him with his problems nnd remember that
he is tho raun who Is going to fight nnd win the. war.
Those men who receive commissions ns n result of tho training at Fort
Myer will be more th u lighting machines. They will be thinking Individuals,
amenable to distiir.'i?, but with highly developed Initlntivo and character.'
Count Ilomnnones is accounted by
men who nre In touch with the ex
trnordlnnrlly tangled Spanish politics
us the most powerful Individual In
Spanish politics today. He Is In his
early fifties. He entered politics when
ho was thirty-two years old, and since
then has been a member of seven gov
ernments. Time nfter time he has
held ofllce becnuse even his political
opponents conceded thnt he wns the
one man who could handle the embar
rassing situation of the moment. Ills
return to power is -confidently pre
dicted by his friends.
Itomanones Is not of great stature,
but compactly built, and evidently a
man of great physical strength. Al
though u member of one of Snaln's
greatest families, ho Is extraordinarily
democratic In manner and candid in
speech. Ills personal character was
once outlined by the present kin?, In
In an article in the New York
Herald's Magazine of the War, Medi
leal Director William G. Bralsted tells
of the elaborate precautions taken to
safeguard the health of the men In
the navy. He says:
"On board the hospital ships are
medical officers who have specialized
in different lines of work, so that nc
matter from what the patient suffers
he is assured of the best medical and
"The enlisted men of the Navy
Hospital corps are n highly trained
body selected from thousands who ap
ply for admission. The course of train
ing is very severe, and those who aro
physically unfit or temperamentally un
suited for the worjt Invariably are
weeded out during the process.
"In addition to the hospital ship
the navy maintains 20 shore hospitals,
which are among the finest nnd best
equipped in any service. The hospital
WILL WIN WAR
PARTY FOR LIZARDS.
"There wns going to be n pnrty In
tho Woodlnnds," said Deddy. "Now,
Woodlands Is one of the homes of the
Fairies, and they share It with many
of the wood creatures.
"The party was to be given for the
little Lizards. The red ones were all
out, nnd there were the Newt fnmlly,
cousins of the Lizards and almost ex
nctly like them. But these little Newts
dressed n little differently. Their
suits were black on the top and red
underneath, while the other Lizards
were all red.
"The Queen of the Fairies had ar
ranged to hnve the party on it day
when the rain drops were plnylng
around the earth, for that Is the time
the Lizards love better than any other.
"Yesterdny wns just the day f6r
them 1 They loved the rnln drops full
hig ever, so gently, nnd the nlr was
so soft and warm nnd moist I
"First of nil the Fairy Queen hnd
races In crawling. She was very care
ful not to say running races, for she
knew that would hurt the feelings of
the Lizards. They could only crawl
not run. The Lizards all raced and
they had n fine time wiggling along ns
they crawled just ns fast as they- could
go. The. Fairy Queen gnve handsome
prizes of green moss baskets which
the Lizards thought very fine. And
they dragged them along on their wny
home later on.
"Now all the Fairies were nt the
party, but old Witty Witch had not ar
rived. The Lizards felt sure that she
must hnvej)een Invited, for they knew
Along Came Witty Witch.
how friendly she wns with the Fairies,
and the Fairy Queen knpw how the
Lizards loved her.
"They did not like to say anything
to tho Fairy Queen about her, because
It sounded rude. It would make her
think that the Lizards found some
thing missing about the party and thnt
It wasn't quite as nice as they wanted
It to be.
"So the Lizards raced and crawled
nnd wiggled, they danced and they
waded or rather splashed and
squirmed in tho little pools of water
which the Fairy Queen hnd asked the
rain drops to fix.
"They had a beautiful time, but still
they could not help missing Witty
Witch. The Fairy Queen knew they
missed her, though she did not let
them see she noticed It.
"Little did they know of the sur
prise she had In store for them, nnd
When she snld, 'Supper Is ready,' they
quite gave up tho Idea of seeing Witty
Witch nt tho party.
"They were all around long moss
tables when n buglo sounded through
Woodlands. Then . nnother, nnd along
came old Mr. Giant.
" 'How-do-you-do, Lizards and
Newts?' he said in his deep voice.
" 'We're well, thank you, Mr. Giant,'
"Ah, and that Is good I' said Mr.
Giant. 'And now a noted guest is com
ing in the chariot I have mnde her out
of some of my good strong wood. I
have decorated it with moss and ferns
and tiny shrubs.'
"Again Mr. GInnt blew upon the
bugle, and then he gave a great pull
to a cord he had tied about him.
"Along came Witty Witch in the
chariot which was built on two big
wheels. Ferns were all about it and
there were even several little flowers
peeping out to sec all that wob going
" 'Oh Witty Witch,' said the Lizards
delightedly. 'You've come to the par
"'It very much appears tha.t way,'
said Mr. Giant, smiling.
''You see,' said tho Fairy Queen,
'Mr. Giant built this chariot and I
didn't dnre let him come before. He
might have stepped on some of tho
guests nnd that would never do nt n
pnrty. He wouldn't have meant to
step on them, but the distance be
tween his eyes nnd his feet Is bo grent
he mlfeht hnve made a few mistakes.'
"'So I waited until you were all at
supper. Now Mr. Giant has a throne
of his own over by yonder oak tree.'
"Mr. Giant mnde a deep bow and
went to his throne. Witty Witch sat
in her chariot and mode funny
speeches which made all tho Lizards
"And nfter. supper wns over she took
them In her lnp, as she had before,
and she told them stories the stories
she knew they loved of life lrt Llzurd
land on rnlny daysl"
Arm Against Temptation.
If a boy will spend ten minutes each
day reading his Bible he will arm him
self airnlnst temptation.
I New photograph of .lohn W. Garrett of Baltimore, just nominated minister to the Netherlands and Luxem
burg. 2 Lieut. F. Onondeyoh (Beautiful Mountain), a full-blooded Mohawk, and bis company of Canadian Indians
now training in Euglnnd for netlve service on the western front. ,T Battle flogs carried by Spanish war veterans
In the Grand Army parade In Boston.
( iilnii has so far awakened that her unifies are being equipped with
taken at the Nanyunn barracks, Peking, shows Lieutenant Tan testing the
WOUNDED AUSTRALIANS ON WAY HOME
Australian troops wounded so severely ns to Incapacitate them for further
service are being tnken homo by the steamship Marama. The photograph
sfiowH the ship passing through the Panama canal. On board arc 587
FOLLOWING UP THE RETREATING FOE
A graphic photograph showing members of one of the advance patrols
of French soldiers entering the village of Vauxalllon-en-LaonnolH Immediately
nfter the last German had left the place. The tense position in which the
members of this patrol nre shown leads one to believe that they fear a pos
sible trap M't by the retreating Bodies.
ARMY HAS MODERN AIRPLANES
modvru airplanes. The photograph,
Hotchkiss gun on his machine.
I EDITH CAVELL'S defender
Gaston do Leval, the Belgian law
yer, who aH legal advisor to tho Amer
ican legntion nt Brussels, vulnly
pleaded to save the life of Miss Edith
Cnvell, tho English nurse accused by
tho Germans of being a spy, has come
to Amerlcn principally, ho says, for
the purpose of making n report to the
slnfe- department and to deliver nn
address before tho American Bar as
sociation at Sarntoga Springs, N. Y.,
on "Prussian Law as Applied in Bel
That In us which more distinctly
ban anything else wo can call Ameri
canism our faith In humanity, our
lovo of equality. One cannot claim
flint Americans of English origin aro
ilone tho depositories of this belief,
ihls pnsslon, . . . Tho Ideal Amer
ica, which Is the only real Amerlcn,
Is not In tholceoplng of any one race;
her destinies are too large for that
custom; tho English race Is only ono
of many races with which her futuro
rests.- Wtlllnm Dean Howells.
Testlnq Transformer Oils.
Under tho direction of tho Bureau
nVHtnudnnls nnd the American Society
for Testing Materials, experimental
Investigations hnve been begun bycer
. tain electrical manufacturers nnd oil
I producers upon tho methods of test
ing transformer oils for dielectric,
strength, Tho object of the experi
ments Is to securo uniformity through-
out the Industry. Scientific American.'
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