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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (May 2, 1919)
THE 8EMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA.
1 Iteinnrkablo cnmouflngo of n bridge southwest of Montdldler, France, which wns entirely covered with n cont
of "grass." 2 Belgian veterans with tnnchlne gun dog tcnm, who huve come to America to nld in the Victory lonn
ennipnlgn. 3 John K. Onldwcil, Amerlciui consul ut Vladivostok, Slberln.
RELATIVES BRING FOOD TO BOLSHEVIK PRISONERS
BUILDING THE OTAY DAM NEAR SAN DIEGO
The now Otny dmn, nenr Sun Diego, Cnl., rising on the slto of the dnm which was washed out in 1010 with n loss of
25 lives and a property loss of $2,000,000, Is being rushed to completion by the municipal engineers of San Diego. When
completed tho dnm will be 450 feet above sea level and will have an estimated storage capacity of 10,000,000 gallons.
FIRST SEAPLANE LAUNCHED AT THE SUEZ CANAL
A scene outside the city prison nt Ekaterinburg, Russia, where political prisoners, bolshevlkl, are Imprisoned.
Scenes like this can be seen dally, tho women bringing food and notes to the prisoners. The feeding of the prisoners
hns become a serious problem on account of the shortage of food In Russia.
BATTLE FLAG FROM METZ FORTRESS
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The German flag that flew over the fortress of Metz wheu tho allied troops
occupied It has been brought to tho United States by Commander Howard
Ilinkle of the Salvation Army, who has turned It over to the Philadelphia
Victory loan committee for use during the campaign. Commander Ilinkle was
at Metz when the Germons left nnd took possession of the flag. The French
government hns claimed It nnd It will bo returned to France when tho Victory
loan drive Is finished.
BIG GUNS OF THE BATTLESHIP IDAHO
NEW FLAG OVER OLD CASTLE
The first seaplane ever luunched at tho Suez canal is here shown being put Into the water In the presehco of Brit
ish o Ulcers.
MRS. BICKNELL DECORATED
This new Hog marks tho headquar
ters of tho American Fourth nrmy
corps. Tho town in the background
across tho river Is Kond. A variety
of Hags has flown above the ensile at
various times In Its history. The cas
tle Is located nt Cochem, Germany, and
the river Is the Moselle. .. fc-
Midnight. The clock on tho innntel
pleee hud jusj. struckthe mystic hour,
and one or two of 'the card players
suggested It wns time to go home, as
they were perhaps Vros'pnssing on thq
kindness of the mistress of the house,
who, by the way, wns not present.
"Not at nil," said the host, with a
gracious wave of his hand. "Tlmo Is
of no account. Piny ns long us you
like. I'm czar here."
"Yes, gentlemen, play ns long ns
you like," echoed u sweet little voice
from the doorway, and they all rose
to their feet us tho mistress of the
mansion entered. "I'lny us long us
you like," she repented, "hut, ns It Is
twelve o'clock, the czar Is going tc
SKD V(ilrn Ntwipaptr Union w'3i4.ij?K
Three gobs looking out of the muzzles of the big guns on our latest and
largest battleship that was recently luunched nt riillndelphla. The Idaho is
the largest ship In the United Stntes navy.
"My grandfather," said an English,
man, "was u very great man. One
day Queen Victoria touched Ills shout
der with a sword and inndo lilm a
"Ah, that's nothin'," tho American
hoy replied. ()m, day un Indlnn
touched my grandfather on tho head
with a tomuhuwk und mndo lilm an
un gel." Life.
Mrs. Ernest P. BIcknell, In charge of
a Bed Cross burcnu In Paris, hns been
decorated by the queen of Belgium for
distinguished service. Mr. BIcknell
has recently been In chargo of Belgian
relief work for the Bed Cross, and
their daughters ure doing cuutecn
FINE HEADQUARTERS FOR YANKS
This Is "Burg Cochem," the hendqunrters In Germnny of tho Fourth Amer
ican army corps.
Too Much to Believe.
Nntc Snlsbury of the Chicago Post,
hns an entirely new version of "tlier
ain't no sech anlmllo" story, which he
told to members of the American Press
Humorists' association whllo the con
vention was being held In tho Windy
Tho "hero" of this yarn was n
wabbly individual who stopped to gaze
Into the window of a restaurant where
some proud fisherman had placed on
display a hugh inuskellunge nicely
mounted on a board.
The man gazed at the trophy for
some time, and then, as ho turned to
go, he put his whole soul Into the ex
"Well, tho man who says he cnught
that fish Is u doggone llur." Youngs
Ho My friend wus very much sur
nrlsed to find how bright our boy wns.
She No wondor he was surprised
after associutlng with you.
DECORATING A YANKEE HERO
Cnpt. Harry II, Semmes, one of the heroes of the St, Mlhlel salient drive,
being decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross. He wns the skipper of
n Yankee tank which tumbled. Into the Bupt de Mud nnd wus completely sub
merged. The cnptuln, ufter escaping through the turret door, found that Ida
driver had been unable to get out. Cuptaln Semmes, under uiuchlne gun lire,
returned nnd rescued lilm.
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