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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1918)
THE gZMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NOrVTH PLATTE. NK1HAHOL
AMERICAN TRANSPORT COVINGTON TORPEDOED
Tho United States transport Covington, formerly tho liner Cliioliniutl, which was torpedoed while on Its return
trip from Franco. Six of the crew were lost.
GERMAN AL&ATR0SS IS BROUGHT TO EARTH
'Jills Qoriunn scouting nlrplnno of tho Albatross clues In mi encounter with n British nlrinun wub brought to earth.
I'Jho Hun pilot was Injured In tho fight nnd unable to wreck his machine after landing behind tho British lines..
BRITISH TANKS MOVING TO, THE FRONT I commander of the comfort
'Jhls olllclal British photograph shows some British tanks moving up to
itho battle lino to moot a Qcrman advance.
GUN HIGHER THAN THE HOUSETOPS
ono of the giant British guns that huve been instrumental In checking
the Omuim offenalvo on the western front. A gun of this typo is used only
fi' Jong-range tiring, and can tiro to u distance of about 18 miles, They are
tt'tnl i'.ir In the rear of tho Infantry.
This Is Charles Maiden Oman, com
mnndlntr ofllccr of tho American linn
pltal ship Comfort which tho govern
mem pianneu to seuu across tho At
lunuc witnouc convoy to test Ger
many's rcsncct for tho Bed Cross om
blem. The plan may bo abandoned.
since tno uormans recently sank
Canadian hospital ship.
WIRING A TREE BLOCKADE ACROSS A CANAL
'MfntitSI)f 1 ' : y'w
British wiring trees which they have felled ncross a canal to hold up tno enemy.
BRINGING UP "GRANDMOTHER" TO POUND THE HUNS
Copyright, Western Newspaper Union Photo Service.
A steam caterpillar, which Is used to move tho heavy pieces, brings up a camouflaged "granumotner" to omul
checking tho advance of the Huns.
WORKING FOR RED CROSS
CELEBRATING MEMORIAL DAY IN ALSACE
Miss Queen Heller of Jackson, Mich.,
worker in tho department of foreign
relief, American lied Cross.
To Learn Fate of Sun.
It Is by menus of now stars thnt na
tronomcrs'hopo to establish what will
ue tno ultimate fate of the sun" and
attendant planets. Every star, and
tho sun is a Btnr, Is rushlnc tliroucl
space ut enormous speed. Tho sun
la traveling toward Vega with a veloc
iti of 12 miles a second. Other K.nrs
aro known which possess a speed
ubu miles a second. There aro In tho
sky great clouds of dark meteors, such'
as obstruct our view of tho milky way.
When a Btnr hits ono of theso clouds'
thoro Is n flash of flro ns It tears Its'
way through. If tho swarm Is small,
tho stnr may escape, but if It Is largo!
the star is destroyed and Us frag
ments go to IncreaBo tho cloud that
caused Its destruction. The Kng,sty
astronomer who first observed the nwi
star, says that It represents a catfio-i
tropho of enormous magnitude In t-
concelvnbly remote fields. '
American troops, headed by their band, parading through tho town oi
Mascvaux, provisional capital of tho recaptured Alsatian territory, in celebra
tion of Memorial day.
DISCUSSING THE BROWNING GUN
Nature Protects Butterfly.
When tho butterfly Is nt rest, It
folds Its wings over Its. back, so that
only the drab, protectively colored low
er Burfaco is visible. In this posture
tho Insect Is of very low prominence
from any angle.
Tho moth, unlike the butterfly, flies
at night. Obviously, bright coloring
would be to no purpose in attracting
mates. The moth is garbed In dull
tints, which render it Inconspicuous
during tho day, Its period of rest
There Is no need of hiding tho upper
surfneo of its wings; so a convenient
means to distinguish moths from but
terflies is tho fact that tho latter, when
at rest, fold their wings above their
backs, as stated, while tho former
'spread their wings out flat.
I I4nuf Flreflv Feeds.
i Tho pretty firefly 1ms honors other
than ns tho pootic summering giow
Tin has n very mild and Inno-
tent mouth nnd cannot mastlcnto
feoltds. His diet Is snails, no gently
L nmi tweaks tho exposed part
r. .,nii iiriipfinc tho unfortunate
111 111" 0"'"'l '"-I"'"" i a, 1
'shell Inhabitant. "By repented tiny
kites, similar to tho tweaks wo saw
distributed at tho outset, tho flesh of I
tho mollusc Is converted Into n gruel."
' This llquld-entlng glow-worm pro
ceeds to drink. Afterward you will And
iho snail's shell perrecuy empty, xuv
Wire nnlmnl has been chemically dls- Mr. Browning, the Inventor of the machine gun named for him, and Mr.
olred Into a proper 5oup for tho flee-1 flurton. the Winchester expert on rllles, discussing the lino points of tho
lly'B dellcato digestion. I Browning light gun.
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