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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
Treasury Department Sends Out
This Advice to Demobilized
NEW POLICIES ARE PUNNED
Federal Government Perfecting New
Forms With Many Advantages
Which Insured Men Will Want
In Place of Present Con
tracts. Washington. A busy place thi'Ho
days of demobilization Is the bureau of
war risk Insurance of the treasury de
partment of the United States, with Its
14,000 employees and Its files contain
ing 80,000,000 records.
Demobilization Is hnvlng the effect
of milking n largo proportion of the
soldiers become transient for an In
definite period after leaving the serv
ice. Many of the original addresses of
these men become useless, as thou
sands forget to leave forwarding ad
dresses and neglect to write to the bu
reau. In this way many men are los
ing touch with the bureau and are
neglecting their insurance. Hence the
efforts of the bureau to keep In touch
with demobilized men are Increasingly
dilllcult, as demobilization progresses,
livery possible agency Is being used,
Including the Ked Cross and public or
ganizations of mnny kinds.
Uncle Sam Is perfecting plans for
ttye new forms of government Insur
ance which the demobilized soldier will
want In place of his war risk Insur
ance. But the soldier cannot change
his war risk Insurance for this new In
surance unless his monthly premiums
nre paid up to date on his old Insur
Advice to Soldiers.
The advice which Is being Rent out
from the bureau of war risk Insurance
to tbo soldiers who hu,ve left the serv
ice may be summarized thus:
Hold on to your war risk Insurance.
Keep up your premium pnyments,
If you have permitted your Insurance
to lapse even If you have formally
canceled It hasten to relnstato It un
der tho new and liberal provisions for
Write for advice or Information to
the "Insurance Division, Bureau of
War Hlsk Insurance, Washington, D.
O." Give your,, full name and your
address, your rank at the time of ap
plying for Insurance; If In the army,
your army serial number, the- number
of your insurance certificate, If known.
In sending check or money order for
your premium, make It payable to the
"Treasurer of the United States" and
mall It to "Premium Receipt Station,
Bureau of War Hlsk Insurance, Wash
ington, D. O."
Uncle Sam provided every soldier,
FATE OF THESE BUILDINGS IN DOUBT
An airplane view of the temporary government war buildings near tho
Washington monument. Differences of opinion are agitating legislators now
as to what ahull be done with these structures many of them of flimsy construction.
Just a Quiet Smoke,
But It Shocked Some.
Topeka, Kan. Clouds of
smoke coming from the wom
en's waiting room at the Hock
Island depot here caused the
patrons of tho room to make an
Investigation. Over In tho cor
ner, smoking a clay plpo peace
fully, was an nged woman, all
unconscious of the excitement
she was causing. When tho ma
tron told her It was not the
placo to smoke, the aged wom
an calmly went outside the de
pot und completed her smoke.
She said she came from the
mountnlns of Kentucky and was
on her wny to Nebraska.
What Could the Judqe, Do?
Now York, Miss Thol'inu Scellg
man, charged with parking her auto
mobile on the street, 'explained she
was having her hair marcelled.
on to -War
sailor nnd marine with n right to n
policy for $10,000. If .von can't keep
all of It, keep at least part of It. You
can reduce It If you have to.
V'ou can convert to a government en
dowment policy which will assure
financial comfort In later years.
All policies Issued by the govern
ment contain a total disability clause,
making them payable at any time you
may become totnlly nnd permanently
disabled, regardless of your age.
A service man, after his return to
civil life, may engage In any occupa
tion, no matter how hazardous, without
affecting his Insurance.
No physical or medical examination
Is necessary for the conversion of poli
cies. Your government Insurance Is pro
tected from the clnlms of creditors.
Neither yon nor your beneficiary
ever will bnve to pay a cent tnxes to
the government on the proceeds of your
govern m en t I nsu ra n ce.
You may pay your premiums by the
month, without having to pay anything
extra on account of nddltlonnl expense
to the government of collecting month
ly premiums. Or, If you prefer, you
may pay quarterly, semi-annually or
Labrador Coast Is .
. Swept by Death
Smallpox and Spanish Influenza
Play Havoc With
BODIES DEVOURED BY DOGS
Moravian Missionary Tells Almost Un
believable Story of Sufferings In
Northern Labrador Mode of
Llvlno Is Fatal.
St. John's, N. 1 Spanish "flu,"
smallpox nnd measles wiped out more
than one-third of the Eskimo popula
tion of Labrador during the months of
November and December of last year.
The Hev. W. W. I'errett of tho Mora
vian mission ut llopedale, where he
has spent U7 years, reached the New
foundland shores a few days ago. He
told an almost unbelievable story of
the sufferings of the Ksklmos of north
Shortly after the mission ship Har
mony had left the coast at the begin
ning of November "flu" broke out at
Hebron and spread rapidly among the
Inhabitants. That the disease was
contagious was unknown to the Es
kimo, who were living In small huts,
and whole families were affected and
Exchange of Students Planned
With United States.
Freed From Dominance of German
Schools, Ten Will Take Swede
New York. Proof that American
ami European students are alike freed
of the dominance or Gormiui learning
and German universities Is found In
the fact that an Interehango of stu
dents botween this country nnd Swed
en hut. boon arranged by the American
Scandinavian foundation of New York.
According to plans of thlx organi
zation for the naia academic year ten
youtm Americans will go to Sweden
for technological study of an advanced
nature and ten Swedish studunts will
come to the universities here.
The ten Americans, to receive 51,000
each as fellows of the American-Scan
nunualiy. The government pays all
the expenses of running the business.
You mny have the whole month In
which to pay the premium for that
month. If you fall to pay and your
policy lapses, you may get It back
through provisions for reinstatement.
Cash and Loan Values.
After one year the new government
policies will have guaranteed cash and
loan values, also paid-up Insurance and
extended term Insurance vnlues. Tho
"cash value" of a new government pol
icy Is the amount the government gives
you If you choose to give up your In
surance. The "loan value" means Hint
you can borrow money on your policy
up to 01 per cent of the cash value.
"Paid-up Insurance and extended
term Insurance values" mean that In
the new policies, If you slop paying
premiums after one year, the govern
ment allows one of tho following op
tlons: (1) To remain Insured for n
certain time without cost to you, (2)
To receive a policy for a smaller
amount, which will he paid, no matter
when you die, and on which you will
not have to pay any more premiums.
One of the most valunblc features ol
a government Insurance policy Is that
It provides for Hie disability of the
bolder, as well as for his death. When
for cny renson you become totally and
permanently disabled, you not only do
not have to pay any more premiums,
but the government pays you the full
monthly sum called for by your policy
every month, no matter bow long you
died off. Bishop Martin nnd those at
the mission did what was possible un
der the 'circumstances, but they, too,
were stricken, and when the epidemic
had passed Its course only eight chil
dren, five women and one man of tbo
native population of 100 were living.
Mad Dogs Eat Human Flesh.
At the outbreak the dead were
burled almost as soon as they passed
away, but when the entire settlement
beenmo HI, the victims were' left where
they died, those who had recovered in
the menntlme being too weak to lay
them under the ground. Households
who had succumbed one by one were
left unburled, and the dogs, who were
unnble to procure food because the
hunters had been all III, became mad
nnd entered the cabins, consuming the
flesh from the bodies of the dead.
When it became known that the epi
demic was raging, some outside assist
ance arrived, and an effort was made
to give the dead Christina burial. The
(legs, however, after consuming the
human llpsh, became wild, and It was
Impossible to undertake putting the
corpse' l the frozen ground. The
next best thing wan to bury the corpses
at sea. Before even this could be at
tempted the few remaining nt Hebron
were compelled to shoot the dogs, us
even the living were not snfe from
While this horror of denth and suf
fering was going on nt Hebron, n like
epidemic was raging at Okak. Tho
Eskimos, as In Hebron, huddled to
gether In their small huts, quickly be
came nffected. until tho whole popula
tion was either stricken or dead. Tho
dally death rate was appalling, wholo
families dying within a few hours. Tho
mission all the while was unceasing In
its work for the afflicted, but they also
fell victims to the disease, which
meant thnt the Eskimos were left help
less. When the new year dnwned only
a few emaciated Eskimos were found
to be alive.
Mode of Living Is Fatal.
Mr." I'errett suit) that when the Eski
mos were stricken, their mode of liv
ing and environment was agnlnst thelt
surviving. As soon as tho illness fell
upon them they were obliged to take
shelter In the small, stuffy huts, whert
there was neither fresh air nor sun
shine, nnd here they remained until
I they died. They were nlso without
seal meat nnd fats, which are neces
sary for sustenance In cold climes
having been overtaken by the epidemic
just as the hunting season opened
and. their constitutions thus weak
ened, they became easy prey to the
scourge. Muny who had recovered
from their illness died later for want
German experimenters hnvo made
textile from tho fiber of n plant slmllin
to the North Amorlcan cat tall,
dinavlan foundation for lOlH-'.W, hau
been chosen for the foundation by 1(
committee of technical experts nnd
profyssors. The men appointed are
Samuel O. Imnf, of Princeton, N. J..
Princeton university: Harry F. Yniwv
of Urbana, III.. University of Missouri ;
Chester C. Stewart of Wllmlnirtnii
Del.. Massachusetts Institute of -.Technology;
Harry W. Titus of Laramie,
Wyo., University of Wyoming; Hubert
b. Sessions of Worcester, Mass..
Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Clar
ence N. Ostergren of Hoboken, N. .1 ,
Shetlleld scientific school; Wlllbnn s.
Molr of Bust en, Mass.. Yale Forostrj
school; Henry M. Moloney of Syracuse.
N. Y.. state uchool of forestry at Svm.
cuse university ; Halph K. Zettoratrand
of Munhnll. Pu.. Shellleld Scientific
school, and Thomas Frnser of Urbana,
lit., University of Illinois.
Four of these men will study chem
istry two hydro-electrical engineering,
two forestry and two metallurgy, In all
of which subjects Sweden excels.
What Are the Chances
of Being Saved?
By REV. J. H. RALSTON, D. D.
Secretary of Con eipondenco Department,
Moody BibU InttltuW. Chicago
TKXT Are there fow that be saved?
Some would say that the chnncei
of being snved nre not to be consider
ed, for all nr
saved. Such t
view Is universal
1 s 1 1 c, out ol
which there will
be a t c r r I b 1 f j
day. Some sa3
thnt the vast ma
Jorlty of the hu
man race will b
saved. ' lies
claim that all in
f n n t s and al
persons not mor
will be s n v e c
anyway, and tha'
all persons wh
nre not Incorrigibly wicked nnd de
pruved will be saved also. Even somt
who are recognized as evangellca
teachers say thnt the number of, tlu
saved will be very much greater thai
As It is only In the Scriptures thai
we have any Information about tho
subject of salvntlou, it Is the part ol
good judgment and common sense to
inquire what the Blblo teaches as tc
the number of the saved.
1. In the first place with some sal
vation depends In their view upon
meeting certain moral obligations. It
there Is any moral obligation nt nil, It
Is enjoined In n book thnt says there
Is none that doeth good, no not one.
All hnvo sinned and come short ot
the glory of God. All have gone astray
and every man has turned to his own
way. If a mnti says ho hns no sin, ho
deceives himself nnd the truth is not
2. The conditions of salvation as
outlined in tho Scriptures are so dif
ficult of fulfilment that man does not
love them. It being accepted thnt there
Is none thnt doeth good, there Is none
excepted from the conditions laid
down In tho Word of God, the leaving
of all to follow .Tesus, the renouncing
of the world nnd the acceptance to
meet these conditions, which Imply al
so the recognition of Jesus Christ as
the Son of God and the only Savior ot
man. If confessing Christians were
polled and each exnmlned as to his
personal relationship to Jesus Christ,
it would be found that u large num
ber, possibly tho majority, could 'not
stand the test.
3. Let tis note carefully tho state
ments of Scripture as to the relative
number of the saved. In the Old Tes
tament the prophet asks, "Can the
Ethiopian chunge hit skin or the
leopnrd his spots?. Then may ye also
do good that are accustomed to dc
evil." Jesus said on one occasion,
"Mnny are called but few chosen."
On nnother occasion he said, "It
Is ensler for a camel to go through
the eyo of a needle than for a rich
man to enter Into the kingdom ot
God." This prompted the question ot
his disciples, "Who then can be
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus
said, "Straight Is the gate and nar
row is tho way which leadeth unto
life and few there be that find It." In
answer to the question, "Are there
few that bo" saved?" Jesus replied.
"Strive to enter in nt. the straight
gate, for many, I say unto you, will
seek to enter nnd sliull not bo nble."
There Is an echo of this teaching In
tho words of Peter, "If tho righteous
scarcely can be saved, where shall the
nnirodlv and sinner unnear?" This
was to say, if it is with tho greatest
dlfllculty thut tho righteous arc saved,
the chances of the ungodly nre very
few. Wo hnvo ulso the tcnchlng of
the Lord as to some who will como
before him at tho great day of Judg
ment and say, "We have eaten and
drunk In thy presence und in thy
name done uuiny wonderful works,"
but he will suy, "I never knew you
Taking these conditions together,
there Is more than an Intimation that
a man falling short of the conditions
should look upon his chances of be
ing Kaved ns comparatively small. TC
it Is true, us Jesus said that he that
bclleveth not on tho Sou of (Sort shall
not see life and that a man must be
lieve on .losus Christ In order to have
everlasting life, It Is likely that the
vast majority cf the people uniong us
Jesus not only taught us that tho
unto is straight nnd the way narrow
that leniMh to everlasting life, but
he also aght that the way leading
to denth is wide and mnny us coin
pared to the few on the narrow way
ure In it.
Drift Into salvation Is impossible.
, The will of man needs to be exor
clsed in order to escape etomnl per
dition. To be saved a man must use
l his will definitely, immediately tlee to
! .Tnsus Christ and accept him ns
I All Things Are God's
As all men have nil their powers
and faculties from God so all men
nr obliged to act for God, with all
ti.nir nowers and faculties. As nil
iiinifs nre God's so all thlugs nre to
' bo used nnd regarded as tho things of
God. Wllllmn Law.
To Freshen Silks.
Japanese, China, India and pongee
silks nre freshened by washing In
warm soapsuds, rinsing quickly and
drying In tho shade; roll In a sheet
when not perfectly dry and then Iron
on the wrong side.
Colored silk fndes and white silk
yellows after washing, but this may
be nvolded by using medium warm
sonp and water nnd rinsing well ;
wrap In a large cloth (an old sheet Is
fine) for half an hour, and then Iron
on tho wrong side with u moderate
Iron, using a bit of thin lawn between
the Iron and silk. Do not let the light
nnd nlr get to It while wet,- as this
yellows and fades the fabric.
When black silk or satin begins to
shine, sponge on tho right side with a
mixture of two parts of gin -and one of
water, and Iron while damp on the
To Remove Grease Stains From Silk.
When any greasy substance has
been dropped upon silk It can be ab
stracted by mtxing French chalk with
methylated spirits to the consistency
of cream, laying It upon the stain,
then covering with a brown paper and
pressing with a warm Iron.
French chnlk removes grease and
does not Injured colored silks. Scrape
a little on the spot, rub It In, let It
stand 24 hours, then brush off and re
pent the process If necessary, for
grense Is often hard to remove.
To Remove Stain From Silk Use
First remove as much of the grease
spot as you can by the hot-iron meth
od ;thnt is, plnce cleun blotting paper
What the Children Wear
Very simple frocks of tine cotton
goods In pay colors or of handkerchief
linen, nnd nil made by hand, nre pro
vided our little girls to wenr when
they nre all dressed up. Cotton crepe,
batiste, lawn and organdie usually fur
nish tho material, and embroidered
bntlste or val lace or fancy needle
work the trimming for these fine af
fairs, and hnnd work puts the hall,
mark of elegance on them. And when
the little boy of three or more must
be dressed up to match the splendor
of his sister ho Is likely to appear In
knickers of pongee or other strong
silk. With bntlste blouse to match It
in color. But of course his life Is
spent In much more sturdy clothes
made of strong cottons, like cotton
poplin and pique, while these and
ginghams or chambrays serve for the
dally wear of little girls.
Between the two extremes of very
dninty nnd sheer things, for special oc
casions, and heavy cottons, come the
durable printed voiles. Tin v mnke
very practical frocks that nie more
drossy than ginghams. A good many
of these Imitate ginghams In plaids
nnd cross-bars thnt are very pretty In
this sheer material, nnd n greater num
ber have small tlower designs scat
tered thickly over their surfnee; oth
ers are striped, so that there is an
unending variety to choose from, nnd
nil these cotton goods are well rep
resented In stores all over the country.
both above und below the stain, thern
place n warm Iron over the paper. Thq
heat will dissolve the grense which the
blotting paper will nbsorb.
Hemove the paper, add a fresh sup
ply under the stain and rub with chlo
roform. Grease Spot on a Parasol.
You may get rid of the grease spot
by laying on hot French chnlk. This
will dissolve and nbsorb the grease..
Next, the pantsol should be opened"
nnd then thoroughly wnshed with gaso-.-Ilne
and white soap all over Its sur
face, more particularly on the soiled-1
Afterward sponge off with clear gas
oline. By going over every part of
the pnrasol there will be no danger of
spots or streaks and gasoline will not
bnrm It. Keep away from fire or ar
tificial light during this process.
Both Suits and Dresses.
Owing to the proportions of tho
present demand for women's wear,
the coming fall season promises to
see suits and dresses bought In equal
amounts. Only a short time ago In,
the history of the dress trade It was
always a question of a choice between,
the two styles of garments, with rare
ly a time wlnjn both were equally
good. Mnnufncturers of dresses hold"
the present demand for quality re-'
sponsible In n measure for the field;
that exists for both suits nnd dresses,!
and ns long as both maintain high1
standards they stand the same chance
of acceptnnce. This stabilizing of,
conditions hns been n decidedly wel-j
come development to the dressmak-i
The little girl out in Arizona bus the;
same chance as the llttlo girl In New
York to wear frocks that are up to
date. The dress shown in the picture Is or;
printed voile, machine made, with or
gandie collar and cuffs .and facing on
the pocket. The sash Is also of or
gandie nnd there Is a little spray qi
embroidery on all these orgnndle nc
cessorles. Narrow organdie, frills bor
dering neck and sleeves and sashes
prove ns pretty n trimming feature as"
the season has to offer. On summer
dresses sleeves are short, either el
bow or three-quarter length, and skMs
usually about knee length.
Designers of children's clothes hnvo
not Ignored georgette crepe 'and crepe
de chine for the most pretentious of
dainty frocks. Tho georgette Is often
figured and has the appearance if very
fine lnwn. Gay ribbons and scalloped
edges on sleeves and skirt, bound with
the ribbon or silk to match It, finish up
theso nlry creations. Mnny frocks art
made with coatee nnd Jacket effects
In the stnnll bodices, and narrow rib
bons, Including baby velvet ribbon,
must not be overlooked In finishing
them off, These and tiny croctot or
penrl buttons decide the class of mnny
n Itttle frock.
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