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NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE.
Military Genius Directing the
Poles Said to Be Son of King
Leopold of Belgium.
CHIEF AID TO MARSHAL FOCI)
Influence of Former Belgian King
Raised Weygand From an Obecure
Boy to High Position In
French Military Circle.
Brussels. Gen. Muxlmo Weygapd,
thu military genius who directed the
Poles In their spoctnculnr victory over
Clio Russians, mid who Is now general
ly credited with a largo Hhure of Mar
shal Koch's achievements In tlio
World wur. Is u son of the Inte King
Leopold, of Belgium, according to per
sons who nro hitlinutcly acquainted
with Belgian court circles and the so
Humors in Paris und Brussels re
garding the paternity of the famous
soldier were run down toduy with
the following remilt:
It was former King Leopold's In
iluenco that raised Weygand from an
obscure hoy of unknown parentage to
Nueli a high position In French mili
tary circles that he was chosen chief
of staff to Marshal Foeli, commander
In chief of the greatest army the world
has ever seen.
Oenernl Weygand was horn In Brus
sets in ISOtL The names of his father
and mother are not contained In the
hlrth records, nor Is the place of his
birth given, lie was first heard of
under the care of a rich Brussels man
ufacturer who was a close friend of
the former Helglau king.
Regarded as Orphan.
Young Weygand was then said to bo
an orphan. When he was eight years
old .he was adopted hy a French fam
ily of the name of Weygand. Thu
head of the family was employed hy
the Belgian manufacturer. The fam
ily Was poor, hut money was supplied
to give the hoy an excellent education.
This aroused comment among the
nelghhors and gave rise to the query:
"Who Is furnishing the large sums to
send tin; urphun to a high-priced
The adopted hoy received the immo
of his foster parents. Young Wey
gand. who was hrllllant In his studies,
showed a preference for military af
fairs. The friends and tielghborri o(
the Weygand family were astonished
when the youth entered the famous
French military academy at St. Cyr.
lit; was admitted us a foreigner, ill-
New Span for Washington Bridge
All interesting engineering operation lit connection with the construction
of the Key bridge, at Oeorgetown on the Potomac, which connects the stnte
of Virginia with Washington, was tho placing of this huge 200-ton span. It
wiiB built over a timber frame erected over three scows lashed together and
anchored near the Virginia shore. When the tide was at flood, the scows and
their high-soaring cargo were towetl between the central piers of the brhlgo.
American Girl Tells About Terror
Orphanage Workers Were "Hostesses"
to Swaggering Nationalists for
Chicago, How American women re
let work-era plnyed "hostess" to swng
gerlug Turks In the conquered Arme
nian city of llndjln for ten weeks was
told by Miss Alice M. Clark 'of Evan
ston, who has Just returned to her
home after nearly two years of sorvlco
In Hie near east.
a Miss Clark was under siege .of the
Turkish Nationalists from March 8 to
June 1H and for four days during a
terrific engagement between the Turks
and Armenians she and five other
American women hid In a store room
.ind subsisted on raisins and bread
though he hnd been adopted hy a
French family. -Lieutenant
Colonel at Twenty-Six.
Weygnnd displayed the same bril
liance ut St. Cyr that marked Ills
earlier educational course, lie passed
Into the French army after his grad
uation. He rose to a lleiitennnt col
onelcy, receiving his post In 11)12.
when ho was only twenty-six yearn
At the outbreak of the World war
Lieutenant Colonel Weygand was
made chief of stair to FocIl Ho
planned Foch's brilliant, stroke when
that general was commanding an army
rorpH at the first battle of the Marne.
Lieutenant Colonel Weygand was
promoted to n major general In Au
gust, 11)10. and became France's rep
resentative on the supreme wnr coun
cil. Later ho was president of the
Inter-allled military committee nt Ver
sailles. Oenernl Weygand was the constant
companion of Marshal Foch. who de
scribed hlin as "a man with a head
and soul the kind you enn rely on"
All biographies of Oenernl Weygnnd
and also his most Intimate friends nro
extremely reticent on the subject of
Rancher Kills Mountain Lion,
Iteim, Nev. A mountain lion In
vaded the farm house of C. .1. Caiin
- Island Welcome
United States Government Makes
Sweeping Changes at the
Gateway to America.
HARSH ATTENDANTS LET OUT
Freedom and Sunshine Being Planned
for New Arrivals Kind and Do
cent Treatment Are Now De
manded for Immigrants.
New York. Sweeping changes are
being made at America's gateway
Kills island by Immigration Commis
sioner Frederick A. Wallls, who pro
poses to make thu big Immigration sta
tion more comfortable for tho uuweom
ers to the United States.
Freedom and sunshine are being
planned for the new arrivals by the
while the orphanage they were con
ducting was tinder constant lire.
"After a day of constant tiring,"
Miss Clark said, In telling of the cap
Jure of the orphanage, "two burly
Turks entered the building. Then" we
women began a little game of diplom
acy that lasted ten weeks. They
were about to search the orphanage,
but wo assured them wo bad no fire
arms and they weut awny, saying that
as long as we kept our promise of neu
trality we would not be harmed.
"The pledge was kept on both sides,
hut It was a terrible ten weeks we
women spent ns 'hostesses' to these
swaggering Turks, who varied their
protestations of friendship with such
diversions as leveling their guns as
we crossed the compound or twlrltig
tlaggers suggestively as they followed
us about the buildings, After more
than nine weeks of this, the Arme
nians made it sudden charge and drove
off the Turks. On Juno 1H the Turks
near Battle mountain, according to ap-
thur Lamb, a liattle mountain rancher
who was In Reno recently, The lloti
approached the hcuse about midnight
and attempted to gain entrance
through a window, breaking several
panes of glass. Cann was awakened,
by the noise mid seized n chair, knock
ing the animal down. The lion attempt
ed to Jump In again, but was again
beaten back, Cann's wife then secured
his rifle and on the next attempt the
lion was killed. It was small In size
and the body will be sent to the state
hygienic laboratory here In order that
a test for rabies may be performed.
PULLMAN BANDITS SLEEPY
Passengers and Are Caught
While Slumbering in an
Perry, la. After robbing all of the
passengers In n Pullman sleeper on a
west-bound Chicago. Milwaukee & St.
Paul train of practically every arti
cle of clothing and Jewelry nnd pack
In It In grips nnd bags, J. C. Seiner,
nineteen, Kansas City, Mo., nnd Solo
mon Dubrow, twenty, Jersey City, N.
.1., crawled Into an upper berth and
went to sleep, though they paid no
The loss was discovered by .1. F.
Murphy of Sioux City, who watched
proceedings while the other passen
cers slept and saw the youths climb
Into the berth above, lie 'reported the
matter to the train crew, who wired
the sheriff at Clarion, la.
When taken from the train It was
found that the two men had $500
worth of watches and Jewelry, .eight
men'tf suits and the contents of seven
women's traveling bags.
commissioner, who has Just announced
plans for Improving conditions in gen
eral on the island.
Larger buildings are to be asked for,
he says, sanitary conditions nro to be
Improved, additional cots provided for
those unable to get beds and many
other conveniences for tho Immigrant
nre to be Installed.
Harsh Attendants Discharged.
Kind and decent treatment for till
nev .trrlvnls has been demanded by
Commissioner Wnllls. whp has afrendy
announced the discharge of Home of
tho veteran attendants for alleged
harshness or Inellleleiicy In receiving
Immigrants. Their places have been
tilled by more courteous, attentive und
"I propose (o mako this receiving
station representative of all America
promises." he said.
One of the latest Improvements by
Commissioner Wnllls has been flto
supplying of warm milk, to mothers
Wants Radicals Removed.
Commissioner Wallls has appealed
to Washington to remove the alleged
radicals and anarchists detained at
the island for deportation, because of
crowded conditions at the immigration
"They are a defiant lot nnd should
be deported." be explained. "They oc
cupy a room that could nccoinniodato
a couple of hundred Immigrants."
Railroads have also been asked by
the commissioner to provide better
transportation facilities for the Immi
grants and stop , employees from
"grafting" from the newcomers. He
also wants them to be properly feil
while being detained for entralninent.
While funds are not Immediately
available for1 Improvements at the Is
land. Commissioner Wallls states ho
will ask congress to raise funds by
public subscription. If the necessary
money cannot bo provided by the gov
ernment. Small Boy Rescues Baby Girl.
Coal -City. Ind. A small boy who
was lot down Into a well on a rope
at the home of J, W. Free, rescued
tho one-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. II. Morris of Hymera from
drowning, The child fell Into the well
when she stepped on n movable cover
In the platform. A bruise on one arm,
caused by striking n bucket which was
hanging In the well, was the only In
Jury suffered hy the baby. Mr. and
Mrs. Morris were visiting at the Free
recaptured the compound and we were
given three days In which to leave. We
reached Talas after a three days'
march and finally arrived at Constan
tinople." Dreams She la Drowning;
5 Feet of Water in Room
New York. -Mrs. Agnes Rey
nolds, who resides In a base
ment flat, believes there really
Is something in dreams.
In a dream, ns she remem
bered It, she was at sea. The
waves were unusually unhappy
and she thought she was cling
ing to a life raft.
Suddenly she awakened, hear
ing a voice screaming to her to
stand on the bed or else drown.
Tho voice was that of the Janl
tress. Water had entered tho
cellar from if clogged sewer ami
t bad flooded it to a depth of
I about live feet.
One Tenth of Us Lives in Three Cities
WASHING-TON. About one-tenth of
the people of tho United States
live in the cities of New York, Chicago
and Philadelphia, whllo more than one
quarter live In 08 cities having a pop
ulation of 100,000 or more, final statis
tics of tho fourteenth census nre ex
pected to show.
The three cities with populations of
1.000,000 or more New York, Chicago
nnd Philadelphia have a combined
population of 10,M5,521, showing an
Increase of 1,011,347, or about 10.5 per
cent In tho ten yenrs since 1010.
Cities having 500.000 to 1,000,000
have Increased from 5 In 1010 to 0
this year. Detroit, Los Angeles, Snn
Francisco and Buffalo having ad
vanced Into this clnss.
There was a nut Increase of 2
In the cities of the 2i)0.O0Q to 1)00,000
Uncle Samuel Is .Not
N) MATTER how wicked a foreign
city may be, it Is not tho business
of the United States government to
censor Its morals or to refuse per
mission for Amerlcnn citizens to visit
Secretary of State Colby has made
this ruling In reply to n letter from
the board of temperance, prohibition
nnd public mornls of the Methodist
church, which Is conducting a crusade
against Tin Juann, Just over the Cali
fornia lino In Mexico. lie says, among
"Passport regulations applicable to
nil points on the border must be uni
form. There Is n strong nnd Insistent
demand from business Interests near
the Mexican border that border cross
lugs should be facilitated In the In
terests of American trade and com
merce. "For this renson citizens' Identity
nnd border permit cards are now au
thorized under the passport regula
tions In all cases where there Is rea
sonable and legitimate need for
"The department does not deem It
ndvlsable to refuse a border permit
cord nor to revoke such' card after
Issunnce on the mere ground thnt the
beurer Is performing an act In Mexico
Is Jazz Real Music
IS JAZZ real music? Mnrlo Armellno,
former orchestra lender at a fash
ionable Washington hotel, litis ap
pealed to the courts to decide this mo
mentous question. Armellno contends
It Is not. lie was dismissed because
ho couldn't play Jnzz. Now he Is su
ing for breach of contract. If he loses
In the lower courts Armellno threat
ens to nppeal to the supreme court. As
evidence. Armellno will submit an ar
ticle by Ilarcourt Farmer, a noted mu
sical writer In Muslcnl America, He
"Evoked out of sheer sensational
ism, ramified by nn ill-placed enthusi
asm on the part of the unmusical, com
mercially explotted to tho 'nth' degree,
Jazz hns had Its day.
"The nntlon Is tired of Jnzz. Not
only does Jnzz deserve to go, It Is go
ing. This thing they cnll Jnzz Is posi
tively one of the most awful nnd most
Rather Lawmake Than Rock the Cradle
WASHINGTON society Is merrily
buzzing with things political these
days. The lntest bit of gossip to
drift In Is that we are almost cer
tain to hnve a second woman In
congress, If not two or three of them.
Everyone remembers Miss Jennette
Rankin, the congresswomnn from Mon
tinn. There are soveral women cnndldntes
nlready In tho field, anil probably the
best known Is Miss Anne Martin of
Nevada, who Is running for the Re
publican nomlnntlon for tho sennte.
Dr. Esther Lovejoy of Portland.
Ore., Is a Democrat, nnd hns been
regularly nominated by her party for
n seat In the house. Doctor Lovejoy's
Initial public service was as the first
woman health olllcer In Portland's his
tory. Another friend of the children Is
Mrs. Helen C. Stntler of -Michigan.
Ilor platform Is terse and complete.
"No hungry children In the United
States." Mrs, Stntler Is seeking the
Republican nomlnntlon In the Third
district of Mlchlgnn.
Miss Alice Robertson of Muskogee.
Ok'n., who recently announced her
candldncy for the Republican notnlnn-
class, with n total of 13, although
six cities advanced into this classifi
cation. They are Kansas City, Mo.;
Seattle, Indianapolis, Rochester, Port
land, Ore., nnd Denver. I
There arc 43 cities of from 100,000
to 250,000 tlits year, n net Increase of
12, although 18 have shown Increases N
bringing them Into this class. I
The list of cities having a population '
of 300,000 or more, some of which have
been revised since first announced, Is
given below In their order of rank ,
with the designation of the 1010 rank
and their 1020 population.
New York 1st
St. Louts 4th
Los Angeles ,17th
Han Francisco 11th
Now Orleans ......15th
Kansas City, Mo 20th
a Censor of Morals
cai nnM I fir
which Is legal under the laws of Mex
ico, hut which would be Illegal on this
side of the border.
"It Is not deemed ndvlsable to re
voke permit cards on the mere ground
thnt the conduct of the traveler con
stitutes a vlolntlon of good, mornls, as
the department does not wish to
constitute Itself a censor of morals.
The determining factor must be vio
lation of law rather than n violation of
In a circular the Methodist board
describes Tin Juana ns "a city of vice,
booze and gambling, run by Americans
nnd supported by Amerlcnns. which
could be. closed In two weeks by
n change of policy of the Amerlcnn
It says the town Is now n mecen of
booze sellers, gamblers and others.
or Just Tomfoolery?
Inexcusable of musical sins committed
against the face of the people.
"Jazz Isn't American It Isn't even
music. For u more disreputable sav
age, tiresome, hideous screaming piece
of musical toni-foolery had never been
thrust on the public before the red
days of Jazz.
"If we recall that the persons Im
medlntely Interested In the survlvnl of
Jazz unmuslc are the sellers of It, we
are spared a deal of conjecture ns to
the reason for Its continued existence
even ns far as this. But Jazz has to
be pushed, else there would be no gor
geous dividends to split up.
"So the musical convulsions of n
few linrnionlc freaks hnve been thrust
upon the long-suffering public until
they accepted Jazz for the Identical
reason thnt they accept any nationally
advertised product they were forced
to feel that they wanted Jnzz, nnd they
"Tho hlntant nppenl of the stuff, tho
exnggernted minor effects, the unmiti
gated noise, the purple patches of dis
harmony nil these elements contrib
ute hugely to the success of Jazz
"In the meantime we bid a cheerful
au revolr to our old friend, Mr. Jnzz.
Play the Marche Funehre, please
and don't Jnzz It."
Hon for tho house, was iiostmlstress of
Muskogee during tho administration of
Roosevelt, and has been active in poli
tics.. The other womnn candidate for the
senate Is Miss Rose Schneldermnn of
New York. She has been nominated
by the labor party. She Is the presi
dent of tho New York Wojnau's Trndo
Mrs. Marie Weeks of Norfolk, Neb.,
Is editor of her own newspaper. She
was nomlnnted by petition for the
house hy the Nonpartisan league of
the Third Nebraska district.
Mrs. Alcthea Wheeler of Grand Rup
Ids, Mich., candidate for the house. Is
a linotype operator In the government
printing office in Washington.
PLAN FOR TRIMMING GRAPES.
Aim of Minnesota Farmer Is to Keep.
Vineyard Young by Not Having
Old Wood In IL
I hnvo seen several nrtlclca on trim
ming grapes, but I differ wltli most or
them. My aim Is to keep the vineyard
young by not hnvlng old wood In It I
bought six plants of Uetn at $2 and
set them 8 feet apart. Then 1 clipped'
off some of the long canes and set
them In n little trench, two eyes In.
the ground nnd one eye nbov the
ground, and so got eight more plants,
says a Redwood county (Minnesota)
farmer In The Fnnner.
For the Urst year I let only two
canes grow by pinching off all other
growth. The next year I net postB
and string two wires along the posts,
then wrap the twocaneo around Uin
upper wire, fastening the ends with
strips of cloth. As soon as the blos
soms appear, I pinch off all growth
above the lower blossoms.
I will try to draw a plant nnd show
how It looks before nnd after trim
ming. On the left it Is how one enne
looks before trimming at "A"; on
right, the other enne nfter trimming.
As you will see, I leave the two lower
Before and After Trimming Grapes.
new canes on each of the old canes,
but cut off the blossoms and wmd the
new canes around the lower wire;
then cut off all other growth of the
two canes from last year tip to one
blossom. From then on I keep off nil
surplus growth, so the grapes und
also the wood for next year will ripen.
In fall after the leaves are off, I clip
off tho old canes nt "B," nnd there are
your four canes for next year's bear
ing. As to cultivation, I take my hand
plow and plow away from plants lu
the tin part of June, nnd even take
with fork what I cannot get with plow
and throw It ,ln. pot;wcen the rows.
Then I work with one-horse cultivator
as much os heeded to keep moisture
nnd kill weeds. In August I take my
hand plow and throw the dirt against
the plants so the roofs arc protected
from freezing, and leave the furrow
open In the middle of the rows.
As to selling. I sell most of tlx
grapes to private parties and M does
not tnko long. The stores want my
crop ami pay a good price for It. Of
course, prices vary, but 3 to 5 cents a
pound is a good price, as we can raise
0.000 to 7.000 pounds from one acre.
I cut bunches with n smnll knife,
pick out green berries, nnd pak
bunches carefully In common basket.
20 pounds to a basket., I have a rack
nn spring wagon and In this Way can
haul 500 to I'-OO pounds. I hnve han
tiled two to three acres of-grapes.
EXERCISE CARE IN PRUNING
Practical Results Show It Is Better
to Cut Off Many Small Tw1qs,
Leaving Large Ones.
There wntn time when commercial
and tlKHireffcul orchardhts believed
rtiat pruning was the whole thing with
the tree, but now we have lenrned
that pruning Is a remedy to be ap
plied only when absolutely necessary.
It Is a dwarfing process and one
should not prune excessively. More
over, pruning Is a localized process
which means that by pruning one sld?
nf n tree, we do not cause tho other
side to grow out. The old Idea was
to let sunlight and nir Into the tree
by cutting out a few largo limbs.
Practical results, however, show that
it is much, better to cut off many
small twigs rnther tha.n a few large
ones. In general, a pretty good rale
Is to prune very sparingly except to
renew fruit buds nnd to prevent ex
CO-OPERATION AIDS MEMBERS
Different From General Business Cor.
poratlon In That It Alms to
Tho general business corporation ist
opera t I'd for prolit nnd grants each
share a vote. It places no limit on
numbers of shares an Individual may
own. It distributes profits as divi
dends on capital stock.
On the other hand the co-tiperntlve
organization Is opernted to effect sav
ings and allows each member only one
vote. Usually It limits the financial
Interest any one member may bare In
It nnd restricts the return on Invested
capital to a fair rate of Interest It
divides nny further -surplus to be dis
tributed In accordance with patronage.
BIG ASSISTANCE TO FARMER
Co-operative Organizations Help In
Standardization and Improve
Grading and Packing.
Co-operntlvo marketing orpinlan
tlons can assist In standardization ; In
Improving grading ami packing; in ob
taining and using market Information;
In developing old markets; In finding
new innrkets; In Improving iwrYlre?
In advertising and In buying needed
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