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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORT.H PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
"Yankee Push Shown by Sign
boards Bearing Legends of
ABODE OF LOVE" ON HUN HUT
-"Keep Off the Grass," Is American En
gineer's Warning to Avoid Uncx
ploded German Shell France's
Tribute to Fallen Allies.
Pnrls. Among nil the legends that
.appear on signboards at and near the
front three plainly show the Amerlcnn
spirit newly at work, writes George T.
The first of these I enmo ncross was
nt a railroad siding thnt formerly had
been part of the depot yards of n
hustling little town, C , now thor
oughly obliterated. American en
gineers were operating and maintain
ing this division of the military rail
way, and at the siding a lean-to lunch
.room has been propped up the only
tructurc to mnrk the former site of
0 . This lunchroom, supplied by
British commissariat, had n capacity
of four customers, two standing nnd
two seated on boxes. Tho ngony of
desolation of tho prostrate town was
cheerfully answered by a hold sign
mailed to tho side of the lunchroom :
BOOST FOR C 1 WATCH
Not so fnr from this evidence of
iyuisilimg j.iiiiki'U 1)11.111 imsni-u u
Gcrmnn Internment camp, n collection
of black huts surrounded by several
RISK LIVES AT FRONT
When the shortuge of men became
.acuto In England thousands of Brit
ish women volunteered to drive ambu
(nuccs on tho western front to permlt
the men In tho service to Join the
lighting forces. They hnve risked
their lives dully In this dnngerous
work of succoring tho wounded within
tho range of the German guns. Mnny
have been killed by bursting shells,
and many more havo been decorated
for bravery under fire. They havo
very often gone to the extreme front
battle lines to remove badly wounded
Tommies. Amerlcnn women nro now
nobly offering themselves for this hu
mane but very dnngerous work. Fol
lowing tho example of their British
Bisters, several tiro nlready driving am
bulnnccs on vurlous battle fronts.
Americans Build Town All for
Will Be the Main Base for Our
Army and Will Cost Millions
Washington. An Amerlcnn city Is
rearing Itself on French soil. It will
bo populated entirely by Americans
n city of men. Everything nbout It
will bo Amerlcnn. It will bo n llttlo
bit of Now York or Kunkukee or
Wboozls transported across the Atlan
tic and set up on an alien, though
on allied soil.
It will bo the main base of the Amer
ican army and will cost millions. There
will bo housed the greut depots, the
central hospitals, the entire heart of
tho American organization.
Reports to the wur department In
barbed wire fences, the center one
probably charged with electricity. This
Is tho second stage of Internment
for Hun prisoners, tho first being In
wire cages nt the trenches. More
Americans were close by.
On tho front of ono of theso huts
a hasty arm hnd chalked In whlto let
ters: "Abode of Love" must have been
tho work of n Ghlcagonn. When 1
lived In Chicago several years ago cer
tain celebrated afllnltlcs were spend
ing "sweet seasons" In n little cottage
on southern Lake Michigan, which they
called "Abode of Love."
Along still another division of the
mllltnry railway In American hands (I
spent two dnys visiting our engineers
nt tho front) wo found a Missouri hu
morlst making n sign for a little
fenccd-off square already marked
"Danger." Within was n hugo unex-
ploded dermnn shell that had descend
ed on too great a slant and hnd not
burled Itself. Such shells nnd bun
dreds of Just-wnltlng-to-be-sllghtly
moved bombs nre found on tho battle
fields near the front, where the labor
battalions have not yet removed or ex
ABODE OF LOVE
SAYS GERMANY MUST QUIT BY SPRING
Collapse Is Predicted by Ameri
can Who Recently Escaped
PEOPLE SUFFERING ACUTELY
Internal Conditions Far Worse Than
Pictured Some War Loans to Be
Repudiated Austria Is Un
able to Break Away.
Zurich. An Amerlcnn citizen has
arrived here with un amazing story of
Internal conditions In Germany.
Since war was declared this man,
whoso identity Is kept secret nt bis
own request, bus lived In Germany.
He has worked with Germans, dwelt
with them, been one of- them, and has
acquired an Intimate knowledge of
conditions existing In Germany.
In his opinion Germany Is suffering
acutely now, and dissatisfaction and
worse reign In certain strntn of her
army and navy. Recent mutinous up
risings hnve hnd to be sternly re
pressed nnd the mutineers shot.
Thoughtful Germnny. be thinks com
prising men of the Bnllln type, Is des
perately eager for peace, and secretly
eager to end the war before America
has been utterly alienated.
Feared Army Service.
This man left Germany early In Oc-
tober, because he had renson to fear
that he was to tie impresseu tor mili
"The economic situation In Ger
many," he says, "Is fnr worse than
any one on tho outside realizes, Is so
critical that I for ono look for a
break, a collapse, next spring or late
In tho winter. Nor nre the good crops
thnt one hears boasts about every once
in so often going to chungo the situa
"Throughout the German people
there is what amounts to u hatred of
America, and this hntred has been
carefully concentrated on President
Wilson, because It Is easier' to hfltc
a man thnn a nation especially n na
tion thnt Is tho homo of pretty nearly
every one's relative.
Do Not Hate America.
"But tho big men of Germnny, the
men who havo to look ahead and
h-uido tho empire after the war, do not
hate America. They feel too keenly
that they need America, and they
would like to stem the tide of hute be
fore It becomes mutual and the United
States Is alienated, perhaps for all
"They know thnt after the war there
Is only ono country In the world where
they can get the money they will need.
America, and they ure worrying a-plenty
"They, and nil Germnny, want In
creasingly a pence that sltnll specify,
City in France
dicate that plans nro well under wny.
This grent city will bo well removed
from the front, In n locnllty nlrendy
selected. It Is all mapped out what
Is to be done. The location Is a mlll
tnry secret, so nre the plans. All that
may be told Is what will be there.
German prisoners now In France
probably will be employed In the la
bor of building. American architects
nnd onglneers will direct tho work.
The plnco will be as typically Amer
ican as If It were In Illinois or New
Humpshlre. Out of It will run an
American railway Amerlcnn built,
equipped nnd munned, direct to the
Amerlcnn section of tho front. It Is
understood thnt It will bo locnted In
regnrd to harbor facilities so that
American ships enn come In to the
docks, there to be unloaded by Ameri
can stevedore gangs, recruited from
tho wharves of United States seaports
for that especial purpose. These men
will wear the American uniform and
ploded them, and most of them nro
fenced In, as I havo described, and
signed "Danger' or "Do Not Touch."
What our American engineer letter
ed on his cardboard for tho big shell's
Httlo park was:
KEEP OFF THE GRASS.
Will our boys still consider It i
pleasant pnstlme to devise wayside
signs after they have lettered n few
thousand of another sort . For exam
ple: "To tho Memory of , Ono
nf tho Best Defenders of Ills Coun
try nnd a Regular Man?" or "To Un
known. He Lost Life nnd Identifica
tion Tng nt tho Samo Time, Yet Ills
Comrades Know Him as Hero."
These epitaphs aro British.
Our troop trnlns In France pass
slgnbonrds familiar to every Ameri
can, among them the insistent re
minder of "57 Varieties" and the throo
limited milk cows.
Tho biggest war sign Is nt the Butte
do Warlencourt, on tho Bnpaume-Al
bert rond. It has the dimensions of an
Amerlcnn bill board nnd rends: "To
Be Kept Intact by the French Govern
ment. Do not Disturb." The butte,
a rocky cono hillock, Is surmounted by
five crosses erected to the memory of
British troops who lost their lives by
tho thousands In storming tho butte
In October, November nnd December,
1010. The big slgnbonrd Is a moving
testimonial of tho nppreclutlon of tho
French for their loyal ally's sacrifices.
among other things, the right to pur
chase raw as well as finished materials
anywhere In the world on the snmo
terms as nny other tuition.
"Every Indlcntlon points to probable
confiscation of property nnd repudia
tion of perhnps half tho war loans af
ter tho wnr. Evn, tho percentage of
property to bo confiscated Is being
talked of, and It seems probable that
the government will take 20 per cent
To Nullify War Loans.
"On the other bund, It seems prob
able from all I heur thnt an even half
of nil outstanding wnr loans will bo
nullified. Fifty per cent will be repaid,
and the other DO per cent will either
ho canceled or will merely continue to
pay Interest will be a sort of perpet
ual Investment, the capital for which
cannot be renllzed.
"As surely us anything can be pre
dicted there will be In the central pow
ers a series of laws forbidding emigra
tion, nnd In anticipation of them count
less Germans todny nro tnlklng about
ways nnd mentis of getting away af
ter the wnr. The first Gcrmnn ship
that lands In America after hostilities
will leave 70 per cent of Its crew be
hind. "It Is becoming clearer and clearer
to Germans every day that all tho
talk that has gone the rounds about a
'Central Europe' after the model of
Professor Naumann and others will be
out of tho question.
"Contrary to the belief thnt seems
to be nlmost unlvcrsnl outside of Ger
many, I really believe thnt pnn-Ger-lnanism
Is on the decrease among tho
musses of the people, nnd this despite
tho Increased noise nbout It every
where in Germnny nnd tho Intensive
wny In which It Is being encouraged.
The reason for this Is that more and
more the German people are coming
to realize whnt a catastrophe it will
he for them after the war Is over If
they nro hnted In all tho world. Pan
Germanism, they aro coming to feel,
Is likely to Intensify the feeling ngnlnst
them, nnd thereby make their econ
omic struggle In the future more dlill
cult." FEW WOMEN CAN CAN
AS MRS. BRUN CAN CAN
Hutchinson, Knn. Mrs. Jnck
Brun of this city lays claim to
being a strong ally of Herbert
C. Hoover. She has put up 321
quarts of all kinds of fruits and
vegetables. There Is scarcely a
vegetable or fruit sho does not
have In her stock. Besides, she
has Jellies and spices of all
', kinds, and relishes nnd butters.
All this work she bus done In
addition to her housework In
; caring for n family of four.
will be enlisted for the duration of
It might be a combined senport-rall-rond-town-inlnlng-camp-post
settlement, from all reports that aro
It's company street probably will bo
"Main street" or "Broadway" and ev
erything about It will be U. S. A., even
If It Is "over there."
Butterflies Rob Bees.
Fresno, Cnl. Butterflies have bo
come so greedy In Fresno county thnt
honey bees hnvo gone on strike, ac
cording to C. It. Snyder, bee Inspector
of this district. The butterflies have
been robbing the bees of the nectar In
flowers, anil finally the honoy makers
became sor of discouraged, nnd re
cently the bees hnve virtually been do
ing no work nt all. Inspector Sny
der says there has been but llttlo feed
because of the lack of spring rains.
British Decorations for Nurses.
London. A ribbon decoration for
nurses and woman hospital workers
Is to be awnrded shortly by tho Brit-
8h mllitury authorities,
There Is no hlKhor wisdom than to
Iobo yoursolf In unetul industry and bo
Pntlcnco Is a virtue, but don't lose
Bight of the fact that thero nro others.
It la possible to have Just as tempt
ing and dainty food cooked In n ten
cent crock with n cover
as It Is to servo It in n
ten-dollar casserole. Tho
secret of casserole cook
ery Is Its long, slow
cooking under cover,
keeping In all of the fla
vor. Tough meats are
especially ndnpted to
ensserolo cooking. The
Inw of compensntlon
comes to our nld, for
tough ments always yield delicious
gravy. The tougher tno mem uiu muru
glory to tho cook If she makes It appe
tizing and palatable. Tho variations
on casserole dishes are only limited by
the supplies In the larder.
A steak may be smothered In onions
In u ensserole or with mushrooms.
All meat has tho same first treat
ment, seasoning, rolling In flour nnd
browning In hot fat. Have the casse
role hot, add two cupfuls of canned
tomato, half an onion, a slice of car
rot and turnip, two stnlks of chopped
celery, a sprig of parsley and half a
teaspoonful of mixed spices. The meat
for this Is beef. Pour n cupful of wnter
In the snider nftor the mcnt hns
browned, add n teaspoonful of kitchen
bouquet and pour It over the meat
and vegetables In the casserole. Cover
tightly and set In n hot oven. As soon
as the meat begins to cook reduce the
heat and let It cook very slowly for
two or three hours for threo pounds of
meat. If you wish to add potatoes to
this dish add them boiled until tender
15 minutes before It Is to bo served
Casserole veal Is delicious, with
green pepper nnd onion for flnvor.
Mutton Is also excellent cooked with
peas and n little onion. Chicken with
mushrooms, nnd a few ripe olives for
a garnish when serving Is nt Its best
In this dish. A tough duck, squirrel
nr rnhhtt mnv be mudfc Into n most
tnsty dish by ensserole cooking.
Kidneys, beef hearts, calves' hearts,
sweet breads, Hver In fnct, nny kind
of nient. fish or fowl enn be cooked
acceptnbly In the casserole.
Tho coarser cuts of meat neck,
chuck nnd rumD with vcgetnbles, to
enrich the gravy, all make most dellcl
ous eating when cooked en casserole
The woman of modorato means, who
markets In person with a basket on
her arm, often gets better Roods for
loss money than her wealthy sister
who trusts to servants or tho tele
phone and takes what tho mcrchnnt
chooses to sond to her. In blissful Ig
norance of food valueo or food qual
ity. Mrs. Richards.
SOMETHING TO EAT.
Today we arc looking for good
thlmcs thnt are economical nnd within
the menns of the
uvcrngo p o c u e i-
book, and at the
same time prove
R I o e Muffins.
Press boiled rice
through a potato
r 1 c c r, add the
yolks of three eggs
to two cupfuls of rlccd rice, one nnd a
half cupfuls of milk, two tablespoon'
fills of melted butter, ono teaspoonful
of salt, and two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder sifted with ono cupful of flour.
Lastly ndd the well-bentcn whites of
threo eggs nnd buko In u quick oven
about twenty minutes. Sugar mny be
added If desired, nnd If tho family Is
small, half the recipe will be sufllclent.
Beet 8alad. Cut small-sized pickled
beets in halves, scoop out tho center
nnd HU with chopped celery, mix with
mayonnaise, place the hot on n let
tuce leaf and servo topped with a bit
of mayonnaise dressing.
Troy Pudding. Take n cupful each
of stoned raisins, currants, citron, mo
lasses, suet, a half-cupful of milk, one
teaspoonful of sodn dissolved In a lit
tlo water, two and a half cupfuls of
flour, half a grated nutmeg, a teaspoon
ful each of cinnamon and ginger, a
bnlf-teaspoonful of cloves nnd one egg.
Mix well nnd steam for three hours
Crullers. Tako half a pint of sweet
milk or one cupful, the samo amount
of sugar, a fourth of a cupful or four
tablespoonfuls of shortening, one bent
en egg, three cupfuls of flour, two ten-
spoonfuls of bnklng powder, a tea
spoonful of snlt und u teuspnonful of
grutcd nutmeg sifted with the flour.
Mix well und fry in deep fat. Iloll In
powdered sugar sprinkled with cinnu
Baked Corn With .Clams. Mix n can
of minced clams, a cupful of canned
corn, a cupful or milk, ono egg well
beaten, a cupful of bread crumbs, two
tablespoonfuls of butter, a teaspoonful
of salt, a fourth of u teaspoonful of
paprika, and a llttlo onion Juice or
onion salt. Mix the butter with the
crumbs und sprlnklo over tho top.
Hake one-half hour.
Rice Pudding. Uso tho unpolished
rice, which Is much more nutritious
than tho polished, souk n cupful over
night, cook until tender In tho same
water salted. Heat jin egg, ndd half
a capful of milk, then tho cooked rice.
and fill tho pudding dish with alter
nate layers of rice and apple butter.
Bake until brown. Serve with cream
or n caramel sauce.
The secret of bucccss In llfo Is for a
man to bo ready for his opportunity
when It comes. Disraeli.
The ono who docs llttlo things Is al
ways ready to do tho UIr thing bettor.
EAT LESS FOOD.
There nre few people who would not
feel hotter, look better nnd live longer
If they Btoppod eat
ing before they aro
quite satisfied. Tho
pernicious habit of
eating after ones
"enough" Is the
cause of mnny Ills
thnt burden tho
foods hnve a process of putrefaction
which Is peculiar to that food, other
kinds of foods ferment but such food
as mcnt, fish, eggs, cheese, nnd such
protein vegctnblcs ns pens nnd beans
decomposo nnd the by-products formed
nre more or less poisonous to human
The difference between fcrmentn-
tlon nnd putrefaction is shown in tho
digestion. Vegctuhle foods may fer
ment and cause irritation but with
anlmnl food the Irritation may bo In
tho form of poisous which nre taken
up by tho blood stream Just as Is tho
food, these poisons cause autointoxi
cation. Tho vast mnjorlty of people
who suffer In this way, suffer becnuso
of overcntlng. An entless menl oneu
or twice n week, would be not Inap
propriate to follow a whcatlcss day.
Fletcher, tho dietician, In his won
derful books on living has discovered
thnt the simple art of mastication,
which Is a much slighted 'If not a lost
one, Is tho secret of good health. Our
loyalty In theso stirring times may
tench us tho value of lessening our
food supply. Tho over-pndded lndlv
tduul who denies herself candy nnd
sweets becnuso of her patriotism will
be rewarded In the happy results to
herself. This will be true In cutting
out one-seventh of our ment, one-sixth
of our fat, and ono-fourth each of
sugar and whlto flour. This self-do-
nlnl will not only help us physically
but Its Influence must be felt In other
ways. The Individual who cunnot say
'no" for his stomach's sake will not
stand very firm on higher demands.
There Is ono Important thing that
all mothers of growing children should
consider, that they should not bo re
stricted ns to food, for they need It
for the dally activities and to promoto
Tho people who never mako mlHtnkes
loud a mighty monotonous existence.
POULTRY 18 NOT TABOO.
As poultry cannot be shipped ns food
to our nllles we are expected to uso It
in place of such foods ns
beef, mutton and pork.
Wo will bo most hnppy
to have chicken often, If
wo aro ablo to pay the
Wo nro nil fnmlllnr
with chicken stew with
dumplings, roust stuffed
fowl nnd fried chicken,
so It Is not necessury to
dwell upon these fuvor-
Ito dishes; but wo tnny iiko to vnry
our chicken dinner nnd tho following
muy provo suggestivo:
Curried Chicken. Joint a fowl neat
yt fry jt n Blight brown color In three
tablesnoonfuls of Its own fat or any
sweet drippings, lift out tho pieces of
chicken nnd fry ono minced onion, naa
two tablespoonfuls of curry powder,
three of chopped coconut, ono tea
spoonful of Biignr, ono tenspoonful of
flour, one of salt, a cuprui oi ncu
milk and a half cupful of wnter, tfcen
tho nieces of chicken. Cook very
slowly until tho chicken Is tender, then
ndd n tnblespooiiful of lemon Juice.
Servo with a dish of boiled rice.
Chicken Toredos. Tako half n
pound of cold cooked fowl, ono cupful
()f whipped cream, hujf a cupful of stiff
nsnlc lolly, three tuniespooniuis or
chopped cooked ham, ono tablcspoonful
of chopped pnrsley, suit, pepper and
red pepper to tnste. Wltip tno cream
to a stiff froth, ntui tne iowi ami nam
finely chopped, also tno parsiey anu
seasonings. Melt the nsplc Jelly ai d
mix and beat until it begins to so:.
Pour tho mixture Into china or paper
cases, rut on Ice for 20 minutes and
serve sprinkled with pistachio nut.
Chicken Mold. From an uncooked
fowl remove nil tho ment, freo It from
skin and gristle and pass It through
the chopper twice. Put hnlf n cupful
of bread crumbs In a suuecpan, add n
cupful of milk, and heat over the Are,
stirring to a paste. Tako from the
lire nnd gradually bent In tho chicken
paste, then ndd a teaspoonful of salt,
pepper, paprika, a tablcspoonful of
chonned parsley, and the well-beaten
yolks of three eggs. Fold In tho stiff
ly beaten whites. Turn Into a well
buttered pudding dish, stand It In hot
water, and bake In n moderato oven 80
to 40 minutes. Turn out when ready
and ficrvo with wnlto sauce.
WHILE AT WAR
Women Suilor at Homo
Lincoln, Ncbr. "A fow years
duo to my bavins;
ovorTTorkod, 1 bo
camo all run-down,
woak and norvons
and could not oat
or aloop. I kept
on gottlnft worse
until I was a com
ploto wreck. I took
tlon' and was sooa
restored to hoalta
nnd strength, X
have also taken
tho 'Golden Modlcnl Discovery' as a
ionic and blood purifier; it was excol
Vmfc Mrs. J. H. Unrril.n. 1D4K IT flL
Aurora. Ncbr. "I havo had a wonder
ful oxporienco with Dr. Plorco's remodlos.
hnd boon ailing for six months with
nervous prostration and impuritlos of
tho blood, and becamo so ill finally that
my enso Just simply baffled tho doctors.
was down in bed and had just about
given up hopo when I read an advertise
ment nnd started to tako tho 'FavorlU
Prescription' and tho 'Goldon Modlcal
Discovery.' Then wo changed doctor!
ind it was with tho approval of my
physician that I kept right on with them,
until I was completely restored to health.
Wo also acted on advice received from
Dr. Pierco'8 Invalids' Hotel along with
iiy doctor 'a approval and I feel positive
that I owo my llfo and prosont good
ioalth to tho trcatmont I had at that
tlmo with Dr. Plarco 's remedies. It wan
ill of sixteen years ago and I am so en
thusiastic, I havo been recommending
theso remedies to my friends ever einco,'
Mrs. B. A. Hickman, 817 N St w
Tho "Proscription" and tho "Dis
covery" aro both pat up in liquid and
tnblots, and aro to bo found in noarly oJJ
3rug stores. No alcohol or any narcotic
Bond Dr. V. M. Piorco, Buffalo, N. Y,
lOo for trial pkg. of either tablets.
your Soldier Boy
Will Surely Like
It gives him eight packages of
fresh-baked and tasty goodies
just the things thnt please
and satisfy our soldier boys.
Packed in a substantial con
tainer ready for mailing, after
addressing, tying and stamping.
four Grocer Can Supply Yon
With Iten Comrade Kits
Only One Dollar Each
Dakcd, packed and guaranteed by
TEN BISCUIT CO. Snow White BakerlM
Ancient Cathedral Is Saved.
An ancient cnthedral In Havana,
Dubn, In which tho nshes of Christo
pher Columbus onco rested has ea
raped threatened sale and destruction.
Pie proposed snlo of the historic Co
umbus Cathedral by tho ecclesiastical
authorities, and Its consequent destruc
:lon, aroused such opposition that tho
sdlflco, which was built In 1701, and to
which In tho next year tho ashes of
Christopher Columbus were removed
from Santo Domingo, will probably
loon pass Into tho ownership of the
Dubnn government ns n pennnnent na
tional monument. Though tho ashen
f Columbus wero removed by tho
Bpnnlsh ofllclnlB at the evacuation la
1000, tho crypt whero they had re
posed Is still to bo seen by visitors.
In Memory of tho Titanic
Tho Titanic disaster Is being com
xicmornted in Belfnst by the erection
t a memorial which will In all re
ipects bo worthy of tho city where the
111-fnted ship was built It consists
of a Titanic group In mnrblo on a
rranlte pedestal. Tho memorial will
jeeupy a site on tho currlago way op
posite tho City Hall, facing the Itoya
academical Institution, nnd will bear
tho names of Ulster heroes who per
ished with tho great vessel.
After reaching tho top a man ceases
to talk about tho room there.
However, pride nover brings ono tht
humiliation of having a favor refused,
Here's a new one a most
delicious desert that can be
made in a hurry
To one and one-half
cups of milk add ono
and one level table
spoonful of sugar,
boil six minutes, cool
and serve with milk
or cream. Add rai
sins if desired.
Get a package of Grape
Nuts from your grocer and
try this pleasing recipe.
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