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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
United States Field Agent Re
ports Revival All Over
WEST CRITICIZES UNCLE SAM
'Improvement!-. During 1919 Will Equal
That of Any Five Years In the
Country's History Report
WitRJiliiRton. A dccldril revival of
btilldlric nil over the country, but pur
tlculnrly In Hip middle. West, Is report
ed by Henry T. Tongue, Hold ncent for
the United Stiites depnrtnient of lnbor,"
who hriK Just completed n nIx-wcckR'
tour from const to const.
"There will be n Krent denl of public
bulldlnR during the next lx months,"
anyn Tengue. "The public Improve
ments prornm for 1010, I mi) con
vlnced, will cqunl that of any live
yenrn In tho country'H history, nnd the
roadbulldlng activities from the At
lantic to the Pnclflc, once they are un
der way, will be tretnondoun.
"The scope of Improvement work Is
much larger In the West than In the
"There Is much criticism In the West
of the government's failure to go nhend
with Its own building operations. In
mnny locnlltles federal buildings, for
which sites, plans and appropriations
wore mndo before the war, are held up
'because the original appropriation Is
not blgli enough to cover the Increased
cost of construction and additional
money has not been granted.
New Orleans, says Mr. Teague.
nhows more building activities than
any city ho visited. Tho city Is spend
ing $14,000,000 on the municipal docks,
employing more than 10,000 men.
South Hcnd, Ind Is developing a
itnodol Industrial residence section, giv
ing bomcH to 1L000 now employees ot
the Studcbaker corporation, which Is
'to build n now $8,000,000 factory.
Here's Building Program.
Other Important. building projects re
ported by Mr. Tongue nre:
Newnrk, N. .7. $:i,000,000 depart
ment store by .T, L. Bnmberger.
KnnRas City, Mo. $2,000,000 Inter
Sioux City, In. $2,000,000 grain ele
vators for the Terminal Grain corpor-1
Mllwniikce $1,000,000 apartment ho
'tel, $700,000 hotel nnd $2.r0,000 depart
Allcntown, Pn. $500,000 office build
'lng and theater.
Detroit, Mich. $3(10.000 depnrtnient
Olovelnnd, O. $300,000 store and
New Hiivcn, Conn. $300,000 atldl
'tlon to Ornce hospital.
Evanston, III. $250,000 hospital.
Chicago $18,000,000 railway station.
Portland, Ore. $500,000 stndlum and
live stock pavilion.
Tim department of labor's division
of public works and construction de-
vclopment reports that approximately
TAKING A JOY RIDE
HWtwwniiitiBWi ii hi liiiitwiMsiiifWM i mssitii iimi i isssh suiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mi m in snswi in j
Girl studentH of Smith college. Nortnampion. Mass., tfomg roller work in field artillery, West Point, 1018; Mar
t France, enjoy a ride on a tank of the Three Hundred and Thirty-third Infantry tin D. Slbert, corporal, A. R. F.', Itus
1 at Vuronues en Argouuo, France. . sla.
VEERING TO NORMAL
Business Shown to Be Slowly Re
'Federal Reserve Board Gives Result
of Inquiry Made by Its
Washington, D. C The federal re
serve board mado public summaries of
reports from federal reserve agents
throughout tho country In answer to
a questionnaire recently sent out to
'nsccrttiln tho extent of business nnd
'Industrial readjustment. Tho reports
showed In general large stocks on
hand by manufacturers nnd dealers
nmi n lessened demand, with prices de
Icrmtslng Jn mnny cases.
A typical example of the reports
from Industrial districts was afforded
by tho tubulntlon of replies to ques
tions from business concerns In the
Philadelphia federal fcsuivo district.
These questions and classified replies
$100,000,000 in prlvntf building con
tracts were reported to It In Febru
ary. The total of the January con
tracts was only half that sum.
Nearly all tlie state showed an In
crease from week to week during last
month In private construction work.
The New England states, for instance.
In the first week of February reported
contracts awnrded to the amount of
$330,000; In the second week, .ViOjOOP;
third week. $000,000, and fourth wek,
$700,000. - Of this construction. 22 per
cent was of an Industrial character. 32
per cent business nnd 10 per cent rosl
New England's slimvlng, however, Is
far behind that of the Western states,
Iowa, Illinois. Wlsconshi. Indiana, I
MlflllL'llll. nttKOIirl mill Tvimmiu atmu.' !
a fivefold Increase Iti February over
January. In this district the- figures
are: First week In February, $15,000.
000; second week, $0,000,000; third
week, $10,000,000; fourth week. $50,
000,000. Private Work 9VS Per Cent.
In the middle Wert 1)1 lA per cent of
tho construction eoatracts for Kebru
nry were for private construction, 8
percent state nnd municipal work and
FAMILY IN WAR
Washington. Shoum MnJ. Gen.
Wllllnm h. Slbert, director of the
chemlcnl wurfnro service of the United
States .urmy, ever decide to write his
autobiography he can, like the late
Col. Theodore Itoosevolt, his warm
personal friend, tell what "my live
Hons and 1" did to lick the kaiser, for
every one of the mnle members of the
Slhert family Is In the service, and
every one has an excellent record of
achievement behind him.
An Interesting question around tlie
Army and Navy club nnd in army
circles generally Just now Is: "What
do you suppose will be the next as
signment of General Slbert?" for this
distinguished son of Alabama is rec
ognized as one of the big men of
America's fighting forces, and It Is
generally conceded that he will be
picked for some important place, even
If the chemical warfare service Is
General Slbert's work as the build
er of tho Gntun dam In Pnnnma Is
known all over the world. It is nlso
generally known In this country that
lie carried the tlrst expeditionary
forces to France, where he and his
engineers paved tho way for Per
shing. Owing tq the necessity for se
crecy In hlfc latest command, however,
his work as director of the chemical,
warfare service Is not so familiar to
tho American people.
Chemical Warfare Service.
The chemical warfare Hervlou came
Into existence ns such on July 13, .1918,
by executive order. Its function was
IN A WAR TANK
were as follows:
Are the quantities of materials, sup
piles, and goods as shown by your Inst
Inventory larger than usual? Yes,
11 1 ; no, 120.
Are they principally for war or
civilian' business? War work, Utl; civ
ilian business, 221.
Ilnvo the prices of your product
been lower recently from tho high
prices prevailing during the war? Yes.
Is labor more nbundant? Yes, 225;
Is labor loss restless? Yes, 1-17;
In there less re-employment? Yes,
180; no, 02.
Is labor more clllclent? Yes, 00; no,
Has there been any lowering of
wages? Yus. 17 ; no, 228.
Are you paying less for raw mate
rial? Yes, 131 ; no, 80.
Ilnvo you u satisfactory amount of
orders on hand? Yes, 81 ; no, 1C0.
Vinlilrl Umn Moinrniivi
Paid for by the State g
oiu'-half per cent government construc
tion. New York and New Jersey also show
j Important Increases lri Kebrunry, and
, ,,,,, hvo HtKU rosldentlal building
nm,lo OI1v 10 ,,eP ront of flu- total.
Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
also show a slight Improvement ovqj
the January figures, and 38 per cent
of the total wns for resiliences.
Minnesota and the Dakotas report
ed contracts of about $1,000,000, a
against $500,000 for January.
These facts show that the hesltnncy
nbout slnrtlng construction projects be
cause of the high cost of materials la
apparently being 'overcome nil over
to manufacture gas, to load It Into
shells, devise additional appliances for
delivering It, and to provide defensive
appliances for protection of the troops
against similar devices on the part of
That this function was fulfilled Is
shown In the fnct that on November
11, tho day the armistice was signed,
standard plants were In operation
with a production capacity greater
than that of France, Englund and
Italy combined, and we were turning
out ten times more gas than Germany.
Wo kept our allies supplied with toxic
gases, and while very little exclusively
American equipment got to France,
every American soldier at the front
was wearing a mask that was wholly
American In make.
While America, under the direction
of General Slbert, produced ten tuns
of gas to Germany's one, tho surfacfi
of production had hardly been touched
when the armistice was signed, and
bad the war lasted until the spring
of 1010 Germany would have been
flooded with toxic gases such ns the
world never dreamed of before.
Among these gases Is one that Is
known as methyl, produced at Wll
loughby, 0., near Cleveland, In whnt
wns known as "tho Mouse Trap."
Only flvtj men In the world know what
the composition of this gas Is, yet It
Is said to bo 70 times more power
ful than musturd gas. So great was
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...v. )ii im IIIUIIlllllUlUlU llltll
,1. a,. . . . . .
nit! men hi mo pianis were carried to
and from their meals under guard
and kept under constant surveillance.
Built Up Big Army.
Within less than six months, In ad
dition to tho building ami equipping
of tlie big manufacturing plants, the
location of training camps, proving
grounds, etc., General Slbert had built
hi) an army of nbout 2,000 olllcers and
20,000 enlisted men, nearly every man
in the organization being above the
average in Intelligence.
William L. Sjbort was born near
Gadsden, Ala. lie was graduated
from the university of that state and
from West Point in 1884. Ho Is a
major general In the regular army.
Ills sons In tho service, are as fol
Franklin. C. Slbert. lieutenant colo
nel, divisional machine gun olllcer, A.
E. F Franco; graduated from West
Point In 1012; William O. Slbert, ma
Jor, chemical warfare service, U. S.
A.,; 'divisional gas olllcer, Seventy
seventh U. S. division, A. R. F..
France; University of Virginia gradu
ate, class of 1011 ; Harold W. Slbert,
major, corps of engineers, Washing
ton, D. C; Cornell graduate, class of
lino; htlwln l.. Slbert, first lieutenant,
GERMAN WOMEN TO FIGHT
Authoress Will Organize Border Mi
lltla to Defend Country Against
Army of Bolshevlkl.
Ilerlln, Frau Ilrooimor, Gormnn
authoress and publisher, has an
nounced her Intention of organizing
the women of East Prussia Into a bor
der mllltla to act against the bolshe
vlkl. Iteports that a bolshevik force of
1,000,000 men wns advancing toward
the German frontier prompted Fruu
Hroenner to leave Weimar, where she
was n delegate to the German national
nssumbly, 'and, return to her home In
Kocnlgsberg. She said the mep alone
would bo unable to withstand the hoi.
Caught Greased Pig.
Dallas, Tox. Catching the greased
pig Is no llguro of speech for Patrol
men Anderson and Ishell. Scut to res
cue a stolen porker, they found him
rooting In a pool of crude oil. The
patrolmen brought him home in a suck.
Htienos Alret. -Sciinrn .lull- JJ
jjlj eta Itenshaw, a physician, who
l last week announced her can- $
5J dlilary for a seat In the Argon- $
t tine chamber of deputies, de- JJ
y, dared that her program, If .
J elected, would Include govern- A
J ment recognition of maternity
J as a state function. Doctor A.
A ltensliaw, who is the llrst worn- J
J an candidate for parliament In
A tin history of the country, says JJ
! that the state must support mn- ft
1 ternltv as a duty, not as charity. A
PROPER DRAINAGE FOR ROADS
Tile Drains Are Much Superior to
Open Ditches or Those Filled
With Stone or Gravel.
(Prepared by the United State Depart
ineat of Agriculture,)
open ditches have, been used fro
qmntty In some of the southern states
for siibdralnlng roads through low,
flat sections. Ordinarily only one
ditch Is used, and It Is located n few
feet outside of and parallel to the
road. This ditch usually is made
nbout two feet wide and three to four
feet deep, with vertical banks. The
mnteriul excavated from the ditch Is
used to build up the roadbed, and the
surplus water from tlie side ditches Is
turned Into the deep ditch at conven
ient Intervals, The use of such ditches
Good Road Leading to a Farmhouse
With a Good Stand of Grass on
Each Side Very Few Weeds in Ev
idence. should be decided upon with care.
There nre ditches In the . South, within
the coastal plain, where sand clays
anil Indurated clays occur u few
Inches underground, that hnve stood
with vertical sides since the middle
of the last century. They have been
cleaned repeatedly, and no doubt have
become somewhat enlarged, but con
sidering the cost of maintenance and
the service given, they hnve been en
tirely satisfactory. In other soils of
a gravely nature, however, the sides
of such ditches would not stand, and
the cost of keeping them clean would
be excessive. In certain locnlltles the
open ditch isoon will become obstruct
ed by the banks breaking away nnd
by the growth of vegetation, and Is
very seldom economical In tho long
. Ditches filled with broken stone or
gravel sometimes nre used ns a sub
stitute for the tile drains. These have
been used In all sections of the coun
try, nnd when properly constructed
usually have proed satisfactory for
a considerable period of time. When
such ditches nre used It Is common
practice to place one on each side of
tho road Immediately under tho open
ditches. They are excavated to a
depth of two to three feet with ver
tical sides and usually are 'made about
eighteen Inches nt the top or Just
wldo enough for a man to work In
them conveniently. To bo effective
they must have a uniform grade and
be carried to r suitable outlet.
Tile drains In general nre much su
perior to either open ditches or
ditches filled with stone for siibdraln
lng roads, and though generally more
expensive than either open or stone
drains, they usually can be construct
ed at comparatively small cost. As a
rule the tile need never be over six
Inches In diameter, while for ordinary
conditions a diameter of four Inches
CHECK ON ROAD ENTHUSIASM
Building of Highways That Will Not
Wear Is Very Discouraging to
There Is only one cause that enn
check tho enthusiasm, now so evident,
for good roads, and prevent n steady
development In construction. This Is
the building of roads that will not
wear. It Is very discouraging to tax
payers to appropriate money for rond
building and then to have roads con
structed thnt wear out long before the
bonds nre paid off. Yet this has oc
currcd In many Instances.
MONEY FOR COLORADO ROADS
Bill Now Pending Before Legislature
Calls for $20,000,000 for Bet
Colorado business men recvmtlv
united In n movement for n .$10,000,000
bond Issue. After getting well Into
the campaign they discovered their
chief opposition wns In n general criti
cism because they asked for too little
The bill now before tho legislature
15 HOURS A DAY
Marvelous Story of Woman'i
Change from Weakness
to Strength by Taking
Pern- InA " I suffered from a din-
placement with backache and dragging
down pal nil bo
badly that at time
I could Dot bo on
my foot and It did
not seem as though
;i could stand it. I
i medicines without
any benefit and
told me nothing
but an operation
would do mo any
good. My drug
gist told nve of
Lydia E. Pink
Compound. I took
it with the result
ttinf T nm rmv ufttll
and atrontr. I tret
bd in the momincr at four o'clock, do my
housework, then go to a factory and work
all day, como home and got supper and
fool good. I don't know how many of
6 West 10th St. Peru. Ind.
Women who suiter from any sucn ail
ments should not fail to try this famous
root and herb remedy. Lydia E. Pink-
barn's Vegetablo Compound.
For the Hands'
Soto Xo., Otntmnt A Wo.. Talma Bo. BuU
ton mailed ire by "Uullcnra, Dept. E, Bottom.
One Spanish substitute for petroleum
for miners lumps 'contains 77.5 per
cent of 90 degree per cent nlcohol and
22.5 per cent of benzol. This lamp
fuel seems to hnve mot with some ap
proval, but nn objection Is Its low effi
ciency, the lump using It developing
only 77 per cent of tho Ulumlnntlng
power of tho standard petroloum lamp,
A new mixture designed to yield this
brilliancy Is made up of 02 per centv
by volume of the nlcohol, 10 of benzol.
7.5 of rectified turpentine and 14.5 of
If You Need a Medicine
You Should Have the Best
Have you ever stopped to reaaon why
It in that so jnauy products that are ex
tensively advertised, all at once drop out
of sight and are soon forgotten? The
reason is plain the article did not fulfill
the promises of the manufacturer. Ibis
applies more particularly to a medicine.
A medicinal preparation that has real
curative value almost sells itself, as like
an endless chain system the remedy li
recommended by those who have been
benefited, to those who are In need of it.
A prominent druggist Bays Take for
example Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a
preparation T have sold for many yean
and neyer hesitate to recommend, for In
almost every case it shows excellent re
sults, as many of my customers testify
No other kidney remedy has so largo a
According to sworn statements and
verified testimony of thousands who have
used the preparation, the success of Dr.
lvilmcr s bwamn-Koot is due to the tact,
so many people claim, that it fulnlls a)
most every wish in overcoming kidney,
liver and bladder ailments; corrects un
nary troubles and neutralizes the uric
acid which causes rheumatism. -
You may receive a sample .bottle of
Swnmp-Koot by Parcels Post. Address
Dr. Kilmer &. Co.. Binehamton. N. Y.,
and enclose ten cents; also mention this
paper. Large and medium size bottl
for sale at all drug stores. Adv.
A married woman seldom goes on
the lecture plntform ; she has nn audi
enco nt home.
Direct current Is electricity flowing
continuously In tho samo dtrectlon.
HOW CAN YOU TELL YOUR
As Plain as the Nose on Your
Face Just Smell It
Smokers do not have to put tobacco
in their pipes to find out if they like it
They can just rub the tobacco between
the palms of their hands and smell it.
The nose is an infallible guide to sraok
Inz'enjoyment. All smoking tobaccos employ aomi
flavoring "to improve the flavour and
burning qualities of the leaves", to
quote the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Naturally, there is considerable differ
ence In the kind of flavorings used, and
the nose quickly detects this difference.
TUXEDO Tobacco uses the purest,
moat wholesome, and delicious of all
flavorings chocolate. And the almost
universal liking for chocolate in a great
measure explains the widespread popu
larity of TUXEDO Tobabco.
Carefully aged, old Burlcy tobacco,
plus a dash of pure chocolate, gives
TUXEDO Tobacco a pure fragrance
your nose can quickly distinguish from
any other tobacco. Try it and sat.
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 15-1919.
N. E. Car. 24th and Tanus St.
Telephone DourIuu MS
Hlght telephone Harney 4791
my fnends I have told what Lydia c.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has
dono for me." Mrs. Anna Mbteriano.
BESELIN'S PIPE SHOP
We Make 'em and Fix 'em
B Special Price to
VAN ARNAM DRESS PLEATING
& BUTTON CO.
330-7 Puton Block, Omaha, NaW.
Accordion, knife, side, space, box,
sunburst and combination plea
lng. hemstitching, plcot edging
all styles and sizes. Price List rns-
Creamery and Cre&n
Milk Bottles and Dairy SuppHei; lu
Cases and Chicken Coops
KENNEDY & PARSONS CO.
1309JonesSt. 1901 E. 4th St.
omaha sioux crrv
MACH & MACK
3rd Floor PAXTON BLOCK. 16th nd Faraaac
St., OMAHA. Beat equipped Dental Office-
in Omaha, ttrnmaonmblo frlcmm, upeciu
discount to all people firing outelde of Omthb
MID-WEST ELECTRIC CO-
1307 Ilarner St. Omulm, Neb.
10U Cherry Ht. De Molnee, JUu
Dtttriboton for General Mleotrlo Co.: Amerleun
mecirio uo., reiepooneit u. A. wooo. rreserrer uo
A good itock of general inppuei, both cm-
Hess & Swpbodti
Bpeclal attention to oauittc
orders tax floral design! br
tnall or express. Quick errlo-
1410 FAItNAM BT OMAHA, NEBRASKA.
OMAHA PIPE CO.
Importers and Jobbers
PIPES AND SMOKERS' SUNDRIES
EXPERT PIPE REPAIRING
1S03 Howard Street, Omaha, Neb..
Hotel Loyal, Omaha
Take Dodee Street Car From Sfstlons
T?aooJf .00 up without bath.
XVctLCo $1J0 up nlth bathi
Tho Ho to I With a Reputation-
R. C BRTAKT Proprietors O. C CARHET
BEST BUYERS"5ELlERS cattle!
IsMOGsmsHEEP STOCK YARDS'OMAIIAi
632 S. 16th Stress
New, absolutely flreproot'
With prlrate toilet S1.00.
with prlrate bath tlM.
FRED A. CASTLE, Propriety
IT PAYS TO
ALFALFA BUTTER CO., OMAHA
Ask us to put your name on
our quotation list that you may
compare our prices with other.
Main Office and Works
23rd, Hickory and U. P. R. R.
rtione Douglas 1043
20th, Center and C. B. & Q.
Phone Douglas 1141
ELECTRIC SERVICE o
We repair and supplj
parts lor all makes ot
lawuZsux " naed on automobiles.
Antnomed factory repretsntatlTei for Atwat-
Kent Mf a. Co., Bllor Motor Lighting Co.. OolnmtUv
Ntorage Uatterr, Connecticut Tel. a flleo. Co., Detroit
Hlectrie But iter Co., l)Uco llloctrlo Starter Co
Drneto Hlectrlo Co., llleetrla Aau-Llt Corp., llrles
lon Mfg. Co. (llorllng Magneto), Orar & Darlt. Inv
The K-W Ignition Co. (Magneto), North llut Bleo
trlo Co., l'ermslire Storage Uatterr Co.., Bparks.
Wlthlngton Co. (Sparton fiornil, Splltaorf Barrio
A Bale Co.. Van Hloklrn Co. (Hpecdmeters). Ward
Leonard Blectrle Co., Westlnghoute Uleo. MIg. Oo
Aulo Electric Service Company
Eleotrlo Hturterf SPECIALISTS
2206 Fanwm Stneet OMAHA. NEB.
Tires at Your Own Price
JOBBERS. OF HIGH GRADE TIRES
One Tire or a Carload at Wholeuie Price-
Perfection Asbestos Protected Tires, rur
anteed 7(00 miles on Ford sices. 1000 mil
on other sites
30i3 Plain 111."
ClIAMl'ION T11IKS Guarantee 4001 mile
auiJ Non-Skirt tll.TS
30x3 Vi Non.Skld 10.TI
These are full sires and heavier surv
Toil Just set a little more than rou pay toe.
A wonderful tire. Originally uaraatee
br factory for 3(00 miles.
30x3 Non-8kld tll.Tt
30xSH Non-Skid 14.71
30x3 PI 110.71
30x3H Non-Pkld 1.7I
Mil.!. KK TUIli:S AT SENSATIONAL
Prices of all other rises of tires and tu See
In proportion. We have some territory os
for dealers. Write for particulars.
GOOD-WEAR TIRE CO.
ttt tU. 11th St, Omaha, (ew
calls for S20.000.000.
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