The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, June 25, 1918, Image 6

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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA.
U. S . TROOPS SING
BEFORE BATTLES
True Stuff in Average American
Appears When He Goes
Into Action.
CLEAN HEART AND MOTIVES
Yankee Drops All Foolishness and
Horoeplay Before He Goes Into
Battle Courage and Deter
mlnatlon In Every Face.
With tlio American Army In Franco.
Tho true stuff that Is In the uver
ngo American BOldlcr comes to tho
surface Just before ho goes Into bat
tle. Tho hour comes vhcn. he suddenly
quits nil foolishness and horseplay
wlf.i his fellows and settles down to a
lot of sober thinking.
Far from being tho rough, careless
fellow that his life bndk of the lines
might often Indicate, ho stands out as
n young man with clean heart and mo
tives, fully allvo to tho dangers ho Is
going Into, but possessing a high pa
triotism and con ni go and a dctcrmlna
tlon to rco the thing through regard
less of tho cost to himself.
America's Interests will always bo
safo In the hands of such young men.
No Faltering Displayed.
They have felt, before tho command
to go forward was given, that their
names would likely figure In tho casu
alty lists within n very fow days.
But there was no faltering. Never
In my Ufa lmvo I seen such nobility of
countenance. On every face there ap
peared tho light of an Iron resolve,
writes 0. C. Lyon In tho Chicago Post.
A soldier can bo judged by tho songs
ho sings.
Tho Y. M. C. A. has dono a most
valuable work, through its musicians
and entertainers,' In breaking tho tcr
rlblo tension that must necessarily
hang over tho army just boforo a big
engagement.
ISvcry evening Y. M, 0. A. Bong lead
ers went from battalion to battalion,
assembling the boys and having them
Join In songs.
I went out several evenings with a
young fellow" named Mco, who In civil
life Is & professional song director.
Nearly overy soldier had been pro
tided with ono of tho Y. M. C. A.'s
"soldiers' song sheets," containing
some 05 soldier songs. In tho list
wcro "Cuddlo Up a Llttlo Closer," "I
Wish I nod a Girl," "Oh, You Beauti
ful B'q," "Oh, My Darling Clemen
tine," "Polly-Wolty-Doodlo" and oth
ers of similar mushlncss.
But not once did I hear n soldier
call for ono of theso songs. Thojswero
popular stuff In tho enre-free, rollick
ing days back in tho rest camps, but
tho boys had no heart for them as they
waited, within enrshot of tho big guns
to go into action.
When ' Director Mco would say :
"What'll wo sing, fellows? Namo it,"
calls would go up on nil sides for
"Keep tho nomo Fires Burning." "Sil
ver Threads Among tho Gold?'
"There's a Long, Long Trail," "My
Bonnlo Lies Over tho Ocenn," "Little
9 Though Blind, He Wants
to Get Hands on "Bill"
Albany, N. Y. Joseph Carroll
of this city Is blind, but ho knows
ho could "got" tho kaiser.
Carroll was called before n lo
cal draft board. Ho appeared,
led by his mother, and was Im
mediately rejected, in sorrow
ho told the physicians, "I may
bo blind, but 1 know I could got
my hands on that kaiser." lie
was Insistent that ho bo given
opportunity to do something for
Uncle Bam.
-O-O-O-OO O O-O-O-O-
Dylno, Gives All to U. S.
Philadelphia, Pn. "I am going to
die In n few weeks," suld a man pluln
ly broken In health as ho dropped $450
1b bills on tho counter of a Liberty
loan booth here. "I drow that money
out of tho bank to give to Undo Sam.
I don't want bonds the money Is u
gift." Tho donor then hurried away
without leaving his name.
HORSE SAVED AMIENS
Heroic Canadiaa Cavalry Per
forms Great Deeds.
Covers Itself With Such Glory as Will
Live Ferever In His
e tory.
Ottawa, Ont. "Fighting for every
lucli of ground, taking tremendous toll
from the attacking Huns, sometimes
with French ullles ; acting often as In
fantry, as well as horsemen' writes'
Roland Hill, tho olllclul wur correspon
dent for Hie Cnnudlun govcrnmeut,
"tho Canadian cavnlry has since tho
beginning of tho great German offen
sive on tho western front covered it
elf with such glory us will live for
ever 1 British Military history.
Their capture of tho big wood
north of Morcutl and tho charge of a
squadron Into a battery of German ma
chine guns Is, according to their coin-
AS-
Gray Home In the West" nnd "My Old
Kentucky Home."
Flghtlno for Home.
."Boys whose thoughts go back, thou
sands of miles across the ocean to
their mothers and their sweethearts,
can generally bo depended upon In a
pinch," a colonel said to me dno even
ing, as he stood on tho outskirts of the
crowd listening to tho singing.
"These boys think they have to
show n rough exterior to one another
In tho army, but nt rock bottom,
thoy'ro pure gold," ho added.
Letter-writing' Increased three-fold
among the boys after tlloy reached tho
threshold of tho big battle. Tho boys
liavo no Illusions as to what they're
getting Into. They're determined that
It shall bo said of them, If they die,
thnt they gave n good account of them
selves. FLIES TWO HOURS;
PILOTS ARE DEAD
British Crew Slain in Fight, but
Machine Goes on in Wide
Circle.
AMAZING TALE OF THE AIR
Bristol Machine" Disposes of Enemy,
Then Continues Flight With Both
Occupants Dead, Until Pe
trol Gives Out.
London. An amazing flight of a
British airplane for two hours with its
two occupants dead was briefly re
ferred to In a dispatch from tho fight
ing front tho other day. Now fuller
details nro supplied by a well-known
flying ofllcer who has returned to Lon
don from Arras.
"Tho Incident referred to," ho said,
"Is quito authentic nnd was n com
mon topic of conversation n fow days
ago. Of course, thero is absolutely no
reason why n machine should not, un
der avcrugo conditions, fly Itself so
long as its petrol holds out. This is
not an exceptional incident of the
kind, nnd certainly thoro have been
cases whero German machines have
been captured with their pilots dead.
The Known Facts.
"So far as I know tho- facts aro that
this Bristol lighter, which, of course,
Is a two-seater with guns foro nnd
aft, took off about 1:00 p. m. Tho
wind conditions were nlmost negli
gible, muklng it very good flying woath
cr. Thero was a great deal of mis
cellaneous craft widely scattered over
"No Man's Land."
"Tho British airmen, at an estimated
altitude of 0,500 feet, when they would
bo running nt eighty miles or there
abouts, encountered a German alba
tross. They nt onco attacked. A lot
of maneuvering followed nnd throo
JEWISH GIRLS GOING TO PALESTINE
Tho girls In this group aro soon going to Pnlestlno to servo as nurses with
tho British forces that aro wresting tho Holy Land from tho Turk. They
Will bo attached to tho Jewish battailous that are now being recruited In tho
United States, and instead of tho usual Bed Cross emblem will wear tho
tradltloual Hebrew six-pointed Star of David on their caps. The girls pic
tured hero aro but tho first of jnany from all ov0r tho United States who win
bo recruited for service tn Palestine.
rudes In tho cavalry corps, In n class
wltli BalaklaVa. Tho whole operation
Is regarded as tho most famous cavol-
ry action of tho war.
"Cunnda must bo prepared to find
many of her Bons gone, but tho price
paid was not excessive. In addition to
turning tho tide of battlo nt various
places in tho forward ureus, they prac
tically saved Amiens.
"General Sir Henry ltuwllnson, vis
iting tho Cnnndlan cavalry on April 3,
uddressed each unit In turn and told
them that tho two woods they had
captured from tho enemy, the Bols do
Morcull and Blflu Wood, were tho
dominating features, tho possession of
which might at that timo have been
fatal to tho defcuso of Amiens.
"No other troops, ho stnted, were
available to rctaku these vital posi
tions, and their courage and determin
ation had turned tho fortunes of tho
day. Ho sold ho had sent n cnblo mes
sage to Premier Sir Robert Borden
telling him of tho achievements of tho
Canadian cavalry,"
New York has abolished 33 Gary
schools ns a measure of ecoeotay.
other mnchlnes, two of them German,
came Into action.
"Tho Bristol machine hung on its
quarry and eventually got It well un
der tho nose, the German crashing
down.
"Immediately our machine. gnVc a
sweep south. It had lost height In ran
nnnverlnir nnd wns rocklnc Imdly
as If out of control, but It kept stlTa'd-'
lly on until It wus lost to view. '
"At n llttlo, before four o'clock the
machine, which was, of course, eas
ily Identified, fell crashing to enrtb
nearly twenty miles to tho vest of
Arras. On examination botli its occu
pants were found to bo (lend, obvi
ously from bullet wounds, which had
struck them from the back and which
must nt onco have proved fatal.
Petrol Tank Empty."
Their Injuries on coming down ccr
tnlnly did not cause their death. The
petrol tank of their machine wns
found to bo empty.
"There Is no doubt tho two men wcro
shot Immediately the German nlbn
tross fell. The Bristol machine, which
Is tho best nnd most perfectly con-,
trolled lighting machine known, of Itsj
own volition swept on a fairly even
keel to a distance of posst ten
miles below the point whero tho bat?
tlo took place.
"Then, for somo reason which never
will be known, tho controls wcro shift;
ed nnd a circle wns mndc. In view ot,
tho fact thnt tho total distance covered
must havo been much under ICO miles,
It appears certain 'the machlno losj
speed nnd height gradually, posslbljj
due to some minor but not vital Ini
Jury to the engine.
"For upward of two hours tho two
dead men were In the ulr beforo tho
final crash to earth."
Cannot Speak English,
but Buys Liberty Bond
Altooiio, Pn. Mrs. Mary ria
zenstnub, ono hundred years old
next January, a native of Ba
varia, Germany, also wants to
sco tho kaiser stopped. She can
not speak Englishbut she bought
a $100 Liberty bond. '
TEAR OUT KAISER'S PICTURE
Teacher Smiles at Technical Violation
of Law by School Boys
In Kansas.
Leavenworth, Kan. A Leavenwdrtb
teacher who has a fourth grade class
Is tho Idol of tho boys of tho town
Tho other day, during her gcographj
class, n plcturo of the knlser wni
found in tho book,
Tho boys openly tore out the of
fending page with tho picture of
Kaiser Wilhelm. Tho girls, more tin
id, pasted paper over his fuce. The
teacher smiled and let it go.
There is n stato law In Knnsaa
about destroying public school books.
German Folk Buy Bonds.
Oklahoma City, Okla. Tho last $100
in tho treasury of tho Germania
Vcrcln, former German society of this
city, has been spent In tho purchase
of Liberty bonds, tho officers announce.
The society Invested $400 In the first
loan, also.
PADDED CELL MAKER EXEMPT
Britain Releases 'Specialist' In Pro
vlcilng for Lunatics From War
Service.
London. Tho military tribunals
havo granted exemption from mllltury
servlco to William Fuller, who Is do
scWbed In tho olllclal report us a "spe
clnllst In tho construction of padded
cells,"
His firm Is tho only firm In England
engaged In tho manufacture of padded
cells for lunntlc asylums, police insti
tutions and hospitals, nnd tho tribunal
found that "thero Is not a man la
Great Britain who cun tako the plnce
of this applicant."
A model of n padded coll. showing
tho intricacies of its construction, was,
brought beforo tho tribunal, together
with n list of tho "urgent orders"
awnltlng tho uttentlon of tho appll
cant Tho Inventor of n three-legged lali
der contends that it Is safer- to usa on
uneven surfaces thun If It had four
legs.
Taffeta Coats,
No mutter what else In the way of
Wraps Is offered for midsummer, wo
are always sure of the taffeta coat.
It Is so practical nnd so pretty that
it cannot be banished entirely It
comes along, us Inevitably as the
Fourth of July or tho bathing suit.
Hero It Is ns Interpreted for this sum
mer In taffeta, with bandings of vel
vet. It is ns graceful and easy as the
popular capo anil nt least as little
trouble to manage.
In colors these silk conts ate best
In dark shades deep blrie, brown and
green proving full of style. There Is
always black, of course, depending
upon smartness of tho design to rescue
It from being comraonplnce. Tho lus
ter of taffeta makes It a wonderful me
dium for colors.
Very much less famlllnr nro new
summer coats of wool velours and silk
Jersey nnd ot silk jersey with big sat
Lovely Extravagances
June weddings make a bright puren
thcsls In the grave story of war times.
Just as many lovely brides grace Just
ns many beautiful prldul processions
this Juno as In Junes gone by nui
the Joy they radlnto Is more than ever
welcome. No one expects the bride to
curtail uny of her privileges on her
grcattlay. It comes but onco in n life
time and sho Is entitled to make tho
most of It. Tho pomp and. clrcumstntjce
of wnr Is not to bo compared tn It.
Society countenances the pretty ex
travagances of the wedding pageant
and styles play Into tho builds of those
who plan them. Mallncs and georgetto
crepe make the more than ever pie
turesquo hats for bridesmaids: Somo
of these havo veils of mullnes extend
ed into scarfs that swathe the throat
nnd partly cover tho face. Special
thought has been bestowed on the ma
tron of honor the most dignified mil
linery featuring her position. In n
procession whero there wore two
llowcr girls, small soft hats of narrow,
val laco, trimmed with llttlo roso buds
wcro allowed them. In this company
tho matron of honor w,oro n wlde
brlmmcd hat of sand-coldred mallnes
and pale-gold lace, with a full short
mantle of multnes to match with collur
ot gold lace. The bridesmaids rejoiced
In wldo hats of pink georgetto erepo
vith big, soft popples made of tho
sam.o material, set" about th crown.
For brides who drcldo ngaltuit tho
conventional whlto satin and long veil,
pretty bats of whlto mallnes nnd small
white flowers have been provided with
and Others
in collars. In tho combinations of silk
luid wool the body of the coat that
portion about tho shoulder nnd sleeve
is of the silk, often extended below
the waist, forming a long waist effect.
Collars which arc ample aro of thd
velours and cults to match them. Those
who aro looking for something new
might consider the silk Jersey or wool
nnd Jersey combinations.
Pongee, llko taffeta, we havo always
with us In aristocratic coats. They
aro among those present this yeur.
Very handsome models nre entirely of
pongee nnd others of pongee nnd black
satin, the satin used, In collars and'
cuffs and in wide borders nt tho bot
torn of the garment. Very handsome
long capes of black satin lined with
colored satin have scored a success,
and some very dressy cupes aro In
light colors finished with deep silk
fringes.
of Wedding Pageants
long cuds of mallnes falling from thq
back to lw) wrapped about the neck
nnd shoulders. For theso slmnler wed
dings organdie, dresses nnd organdie
nats give tho bridesmaids every chancu
for lovely color and quulnt design in
their frocks and millinery. Organdie
and net, or organdie and lace combined
make fascinating wedding gowns.
Therb aro many ways of draping the
veil. One very good wny Is to gather
the tulle Into a band of silver lace to
form a close-fitting cap; unother Is ur
runged In a larger cap with doublo
frill about the fnco as shown In tho
picture, and a third presents the veil
falling from u coronet of fine luce,
wived to hold It In position.
Shades Are Interesting.
It Is interesting to nolo tho dllTereni
oft'octs materials havo In tho vurluui
shades. Brilliant, clear colors are good
looking for dull materials. By n dull
materfal Is meant ono which docs not
show up In tho high lights. Beds and
bright blues look well, for Instnnee, lu
crepo or homespun, nnd havo a totnh
ly different effect when matched ox
uctly lu tho 6arae shudo of satin on
velvet. Quito tho reverse Is tho c'asq
with browns or blacks, for satin ot
velvet is ulmost a necessity to keep
theso colors from looking dull nnd
somber.
Why We Belieyc
the Bible
By REV. W. W. KETCHUM
Director of Practical Work Course.
Mood Bible Irutltute, Chicago
It tnny bo helpful to some who nro
wondering if tho Biblo is the Word of'
God, If wo stnto
somo reasons why
Christian nien and
women believe io
Blble. It is not n mark
of learning, an
somo would have
us think, to dis
believe tho Bible.
Mr. Gladstone,.
England's great
est stnt es in an,
said, "It has been
my privilege to
know Intimately
sixty great men,
and all but six: oi
them wero earnest
acknowledged Christians."
Belief in the Bible is not a leap In
tho dark. It is not attempting to be
lieve It when wo' havo no evidence,
whether it Is true or not. Belief in tho
Biblo rests upon evidence which to
thoso who believe in tho Biblo is suf
ficient for them to accept It as tho
Word of God or man.
I. Ono evidence upon which our be-,
lief In the Bible rests, is its own testi
mony. Believing it Is unfair to judge
It without hearing what it may have to
say for Itself we listen to Its own tes-t
tlmony.
One does not read far in the Biblo
before ho comes to such statements as
these: "Thus said the Lord," or
"Tho Lord said." These phrases, or'
like ones, occur over five hundred times
in tho first five books of tho Bible, and
over twelve hundred times In tho
prophetical books. In addition to-this
(we find that the men who wrote the
Old nnd New Testaments claim thele
utterances to be divinely inspired. And
tho New Testament tells us that "holy
men of old spake ns they were moved
by tho Spirit of God," and that "all
Scripture is given by Inspiration ot
God," that Is, God-breathed.
Besides this, the book assumes tc
speak, authoritatively from God to man
Now with tills testimony beforo us, w
nre Bhut up to one of two conclusions ;
either it Is what It claims to be, or It
Is a fraud. Having examined, studied
nnd tested tho book with the acid test
of experience, we nre persuaded thai
Its lofty claim Is established.
II. Another ovldcnco which has lea.
.us to this conclusion and upon which
wo rest our beltef is the unity.
Whllo it Is n library of sixty-six
book's, It Is nevertheless one single
book nnd while It was written by nboui
forty different writers, It has n single
ness of plan nnd purpose. This in the
face of the tact that its authors wrote
over a period of something llko fif
teen hundred years. There Is only on6
way to account for "this unity and
thnt Is by bollevlng thnt there was a
great architectural mind that designed
and executed his plan.
,111. Again an evidence upon whlcfc
wo rest our belief In the Biblo Is Hi
teaching.
It Is tho one book that tells us about
God ; who ho Is and what he Is ; that
tells us about man, whence he came
what ho Is, and whither he Is going.
jit reveals tho love of God in the plan
una purpose or redemption throucit
.Christ. Without the Bible, we should
,by senrchlng try to find out God nnd
by guessing to discover ourselves. By
It, we hnve come to know God, whom
to know nrlgbt Is life everlasting, and.
to know ourselves.
What was said of our Lord can be
said of the Bible: No book evor
spako like this book. It Is. Indeed, a
lamp unto our foet nnd a light unto
our path and shows us tho wny to thnt
city whoso builder and mnkcr Is God.
IV. A fourth evidence upon which
our belief rests Is fulfilled prophecy
Tnke ,for instance the prophecies
concerning Christ of which thero are
three hundred and thirty-three In tho
Old Testament. All the prophecies
concerning his first advent havo min
utely been fulfilled. Theso prophecies
stand tho severest tests, so that wo
know that we are not deceived as to
their fulfillment so thero was no pos
filble way for the prophet to have
known how they were coming out. But
tney came out ns predicted. This is
only ono of many lines of prophecy,
which wo would examine. Thoso con
cerning tho Jews which led a court
preacher, when asked by his sovereign
io prove tno scriptures. In ono word.
to answer: "Tho Jews, vonr mnloRtv.
tho Jews." And tho prophecies con
cerning the great political systems of
tho world ; such ns Bnbylon, Medo-Per-sin,
Greece, and Borne.
Let anyone, who is in doubt about
tho Scriptures study tho evldenco of
prophecy and he will find ground for
faith In the Bible.
V. Thou finally, tho evidence of wlmt
the Biblo does Is ground for our be
lief in it. By its fruits It
Judged. It has civilized nations, trans-
lormeu uio lives of m l Ions, elvnn.
hopo to tho hopeless, cheer to the
downhenrted, comfort to tho sorrow.
Ing, consolation to the dying rtnd tuken
hell out of llfo and put heaven in.
What tho Biblo does gives us ground'
to believe It must be ot God.
Road to Heaven.
No man ever went tn iwmvnn ,..m...
- . .... ntuiuui
lonrnlnK humility on thi .
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rave. Itov. H. P. Llddon, D, D.