The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, June 25, 1918, Image 6
0 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 . - - v VL Lili rave. Itov. H. P. Llddon, D, D.