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NORTH PLATTE SI3MJ-WT2EKLY TRIBUNE.
Sent to Canada
Strange Story of Transfer of Bul
lion Made by Two War
ships at Sea.
HURRIED TP OTTAWA MINT
Secretly Shipped Across Dominion in
Heavily Guarded Special Train
Hitherto Unpublished Romantic
Story of the War.
Vlctorln, H. C StorU'.H of u secret
Irnnsfov of millions of dollars of Rus
xlnn gold roin one flilp to another In
Imlf u Knit- nt wn off the Canadian
I'nclflc const and of a rush trip with
thu money across Cantulu In n henvlly
Kiinrded special train, disguised ns a
silk express were published in the Vlc
torln Colonist recently an part of the
hitherto untold hlHtory of the World
Two recent newspaper dlspntches,
seenilnnly unrelated, thu Colonist said,
recalled tluf "hitherto unpuhllshed and
loniuntlc story" of the gold shipment.
One dispatch from Europe said a Mr.
N'ovltsky, former assistant to the min
ister of finance of the nll-Russlan kov
eminent, had hinted at the huge
amounts of gold shipped through Van
couver, 11. (!., during the war, Includ
ing CO,0()0,(M)0 from Vladivostok.
Warships Figure In Story.
The other dispatch wild the Cana
dian cruiser Hnlnhow hnd heen sold to
ji .Seattle llrm. The connection, the
Colonist said, was In the fact the Rnln
how transferred a big shipment of the
gold nt sea from n Japanese warship
,and hrought It Into Vancouver.
Russia's gold, the story continued,
came In several shipments, the Urst of
which amounted to about $-15,000,000.
It was In the form of bullion In boxes
about fifteen Inches long, nnd was
loaded nt Vladivostok early In 11)10 for
Iransfer to the Ottawa (Canada) mint.
A big Japanese warship with Novltzky
In charge of tho bullion, carried the
money across the Pacific.
Rainbow Gets Treasure.
The treasure ship never touched a
Cnnndlan port, however, for far out nt
sen tho Italnhow, In u near-gale, met
tho warship nnd tho precious freight
was transferred between the heaves of
the rollers. The warship' turned back
and tho little cruiser steamed Into Van
couver, arriving nt the Cnnndlan Pa
cini dock at three o'clock on a dark
hurt wet morning.
Awnltlng her were olllclals of ho
Dominion Express company, who had
conio out from Montreal In their prl
vafo car. A picked crew put the
money on a special train of five ex
press cars, which hnd been switched
Into the Cnnadlnn Pacific dock. hjueh
car was londed with $0,000,000 Ifl gold.
Greatest Caution Used.
Every door was guarded and barred
and tho transcontinental trip started.
A telephone system oiincetcd the
Revealing the Country's Population
W. II. Hunt (left), statistician,,
population of tho United Stntes. to
Wedding Party Falls in
Cellar; Floor Collapses
Coming, N. Y. Forty persons
were dropped Into the cellar of
the home of Georgo Coats when
tho floor gave way In the midst
of merry-nmklng following the
mnrrluge of Mr. Coats' daughter.
Exploding lumps set fire to the
Tho grandmother of the bride
was Injured Internally, and the
h!'lo and several guests were
bruised and burned.
Cow's Jag Is Fatal.
WInHtcd, Conn. A herd of cows
owned by Pred Hclmer of Piatt Hill
got JiiKKOd on cider apples and one
died front, the efTects of the debauch.
Ilelmer played the role of nurso this
mornlnp, fastening burlap bags soaked
In hot water nbout the heads of tho
rows. ' -i '
whole train, nnd whenever u sentinel
wished to move from one enr to an
other he did so on release from the
olllclal car. The doors were never
opened when the train was at ft stand
still, and no guard was permitted to
show himself from (the train windows
while passing through towns. At night
the train ran In darkness, and. at ench
divisional point, when engines were
changed, detectives guarded the plat
form until the Journey was resumed.
As an additional precaution the train
was operated nt Irregular speeds on
different legs of the trip.
.Sleighs backed up to the trail) at Ot
tawa and the gold was unloaded nnd
taken to the mint under direction of
The trnln was the first of several
which passed through Vancouver dur
ing the wnr. In August, 1010, another
train carried $50,000,000 ncross Cnn
adn. nnd In January, 1017, $177,000,000
made the trip.
Made Good His Threat.
'Jcirersonvlllc, Ind. The mnn who
threatened to burn n tenant house on
the farm of George W. Stoner, former
county auditor, was' not binding. He
did It. Stoner was warned If he rent
ed the house to John Drlscoll It would
be blown up.
War on Britain
Kaiser Talked of Second Clash
While First Was Raging,
SOUGHT WORLD SUPREMACY
Parliamentary Leaders Stunned by
Unexpected Display of Imperial
Mentality Was Hardest
Blow to Old System.
Herllu, Germnuy Former German
Emperor William confidently expected
to emerge victorious from the world
war nnd then marshal his continental
armies ngalnst Great Itrltuln In what
he termed "tho second Punic wnr,"
snys MuthhiB Erzberger In his volume
of war recollections Just published nt
Stuttgurt. The emperor evidently
used the term "Punic war" In the
sense of a conflict for world suprem
acy between two, gYeat nations.
Herr Erzberger, who was formerly
minister of Ihiauce but who lias tem
porarily retired from public political
activities, set forth In detail the meet
ing between the emperor, Wlllhim, nnd
the relchstag leaders after the fall of
reading tho olllclal figures of the total
reporters and members of the census
WHITE CAPS IN SOUTH
Force Thousands of Negroes to
Work in Fields.
Cotton Crop Saved by Action of Night
Riders Wearing the Garb of
tho Kuklux Klan.
Greenville. S. C While the old
Kuklux Klan of reconstruction days
Is being revived In some parts of
the South In a fraternal spirit for law
and order, the hooded night raiders
In long, (lowing white gowns have actu
ally made their appearance In South.
Carolina as a means of forcing certain
planners to pay less for cotton pick
lug and also forcing thousands of ne
groes to work,
White Caps, several hundred
strong, with horses ami 'riders clad In
the Kuklux Klan garb, have ridden
Into several t. wna In the state, prin
RADIUM SUBSTITUTE MEDICINE
Produced by Scientists In Department
of Chemistry at University
Columbia, .Mo. A perfect substitute
for radium cnn be produced tbrougll a
chemical process that purifies tneso
thorium, according to O. V. Urecken
ridge and Dr. Herman Schlundt of the
department of chemistry of tho Unl
verslty of Missouri, who huvo been
experimenting In conjunction with
Dr. It. 1J. Moore of the United States
bureau of mines.
Mesothorlum Is u by-product In the
mntiufncture of mantles for gas lump,
nnd Is found In the monnsdto ore of
The radium substitute can be used
for medlcul purposes.
Ostrich Chick Whips
House Cat and Dog
Vancouver, II. C. Jonnthnn,
the first ostrich chick hatched In
Canada, Is progressing under the
care of Zoo Manager P. Green In
Stanley park. It was at first
believed that the valuable bird
could not live and It was taken
from Its parents and placed In
the Green home. Appearance of
weakness proved deceptive, for
Jonathan quickly licked the
house cat nnd secured a decision
over the family spaniel.
Chancellor von Uethmunn-Hollwog and
following the adoption of the peace
resolution In July 1017.
"Compromise" Means "Take All."
He says the emperor became enthu
siastic over the phruse "pence or
compromise," which he assumed wus
what the relchstug mnjorlty demnnded.
"Excellent word 'Compromise.' "
William stnted. "It means that we
take the money, raw products, cot
ton, oil and ores out of the pockets
of our enemies nnd transfer them to
our own." 1
Tho parliamentary leaders, Herr
Erzberger continues, were astonished
by this unexptcted display of Imperial
mentality and felt that they were be
ing made the victims of his mockery.
The emperor's further remarks were
In the same channel, he declnrcs.
William asserted that the United
States and Great Hrltaln had entered
Into an alliance for the purpose of
reckoning with Jnpan nfter the wnr.
He was also reliably Informed that
Kusslu would Join Japan In warding
off the Anglo-Saxon blow. He admit
ted that Great Hrltaln would not
emerge from the war defeated, but
snld the final accounting would come
when he led his continental armies
against her In "the second Punic war."
Promised French Entente.
The aniazem.int of the parliamenta
rians grew nM the kaiser continued.
Herr Erzberger reports. The mon
arch asserted that "a complete under
standing would be reached with
Prance when the war was over."
Referring to a bnttle In Gallcla
which occurred only n few days pre
vious, the kaiser claimed that the
Prussian guard under the command
of his son Prltss had "brushed the
democratic dust off the vests of the
"Wherever the guards appear there
Is no longer any democracy left," lie
The Roumanians got their Just de
serts, the war lord told Herr Erz
berger when the latter suggested that
the poor Roumanians had probably
lost everything hut their shirts.
Herr Erzberger adds that the whole
meeting between the kaiser and the
parliamentary leaders was not only a
grove misfortune, but It proved "the
deepest cut with the spade Jhat ulti
mately resulted In the overthrow of
the prevailing regime."
He concludes the chapter with the
statement that the relchstag veterans,
who up to that time were opposed to
the parliamentary system, that vl-ry
night openly avowed that the old sys
tem would Inevitably plunge Germany
cipally in Florence county, and ns n
result the cotton fields the next day
were thick with cotton pickers and
tho housewives hove all the help In
the way of cooks and wash women
Partners now see a way out of tho
ruin which faced them by the 'de
terioration of cotton turning blue In
the fields for a lack of pickers. The
White Caps appeared in Lake City
for a econd time. First they called
on some farmers who had been pay
ing as much as $1.W) a hundred
pounds for picking cotton and sag
gested to them that this was tw
much. The price fell to $1 In a
The cavalcade ihen proceeded to
the negro section and threw out sev
eral hints to the effect that more
work and less loafing around would be
required. Hence the new hordes of
p'lckers nnd multitude of cooks and
New Claimant f olr Honor Given Columbus
VIT ASI1INGTON. How many per-
sons discovered America before
The latest addition to the line of
claimants Is Jon Skolp, a Norwegian
Sofus Lorsen. n Danish scientist
nvho has recently made a report found
ed on researches of nrchlvcs of the
middle aces, has comnleted n work
which ho snys proves that Skolp, the
Norwegian, "rediscovered America," In
1470, sixteen years nhend of Colum
bus nnd twenty years before John Cab
ot reached the strait of Iludsbn.
Larson uses tho term "rediscov
ered," considering that tho original
discoverer wns Lief Erclson, the Norse
man, In the yenr 1000.
Lnrsen's researches develonod. he
suys, that, about 1475 the king of Por
tugal sent n message to the king of
Denmark and Norway. Christian I., re
questing him to fit out nn expedition,
nnd attempt to find a sen passage to
Asia In reality n northwest passage.
An old document to thnt effect was
The Government Profits by Carelessness
THERE Is one source of revenue to
the government of which but few
persons are nwnrc that proceeding
from the large number of stamps that
are wasted by the people.
There are two ways In which the
government profits by the carelessness
nnd Ignorance of the public. In the
first place ninny stnmps ore destroyed.
This means n profit to the Post Office
department of many thousands of dol
lars n year; how much cannot be esti
mated, for there Is no means of get
ting figures, except by elaborate and
untrustworthy calculation. A person
carries stamps In his pockets until they
nre so worjX that he does not dare
use tliem. In point of fact, anything
thnt looks like n good stamp, no mat
ter If It Is somewhat mutilated, Is
passed by the clerks. Just as n dilapi
dated hank note Is good If there Is
enough of It to show what It Is.' Wear
and dirt cannot, without almost de
stroying the stomp, give It the look of
one thnt hns been canceled. Yet few
persons will put a damaged stnmp on
u letter. Resides, many stnmps nre
Jost or destroyed entirely nnd the gov
ernment makes a clear gain.
Tho other source of loss to the In
dividual by which the government
profits Is the number of stnmps thnt
ine wasted In excess postage. People
Motors Speed Up Farm Work and Cut Cost
THE Important part mnchlnery Is play
ing as an offset to the drift of farm
labor to the cities Is Illustrated In a
report on motor trucks In the corn
belt Just Issued by the office of farm
economics of the United Stntes Depart
ment of Agriculture.
The survey embraced 831 farmer
truck owners In nine states Illinois,
Indlnnn. Missouri. Iowa, Kansas. Ne
braska, Wisconsin, Minnesota nnd
South Dakota and the high spots dis
closed by the Inquiry nre:
"Use of 'trucks saved about two
thirds of the time required for haul
ing by horse nnd wngon. Ninety per
cent of these farmers reported the
greatest advantage of a truck was tho
'saving time.' Every hour saved
meant the relense of lubor for other
Cities Cannot Keep
THE census bureau apparently Is
trying to scare the eternal dny
lights out of us by Its oft-repeated
announcement of the discovery thnt.
for the first time In the history of
this nation, more people live In the
cities thnn In the country. We are
(old thnt. whereas the urban popula
tion hnd a majority of 7,000.000 ten
years ago. It now hns a minority of
about 4,000.000. About 55.000.000 peo
ple, we are told, live In the cities nnd
towns of 2.500 population and over,
as against 51.000.000 on the farms and
In the villages.
We .presume, the census bureau Is
trying to tell us that tho United
Stntes hns become a manufacturing
nation Instead of an agricultural peo
ple, and are trying to Impress us thnt,
for the first time In our history, wo
ore face to faco with the actual dan
ger thut wo cannot grow enough food
to support ourselves.
If this alleged situation Is n fact
rnther than n theory, we have every
reason for fear, but In common with
most people of the land, we cannot
become Krently exercised over the mat
ter. It Is unfortunate that census-tuk-
found In tho Danish stnte archives.
Tho expedition wus headed by tho
Norwegian-German privateer Captain
Dldrlk Pining nnd piloted by the Nor
weglun pilot Jon Skolp. to whom cred
it Is given for having readied as far
as Labrador nnd, found part of tho
actual entrance to the northwest
Later on new material was found
pointing In tho same direction. One
of the sources was n famous globe,
dating 1C37, nnd mado by the Dutch
physician nnd mathematician, Gemma
Prlslus, who points out that North
America was reached In 1470 by Jo
Johannes Scolvus Is n name un
known In Norwegian history. Dr. Lnr
sen connects It with tho Norwegian
surname Skolp, which means n man
from tho shores or fishing places of
northern Norway. His deed became
famous In his own times, but on ac
count of various conditions not trace
able now, It was veiled In obscurity
The account of his voyage undoubt
edly hns been of significance to other
expeditions. Norwegians us well ns
English and Portuguese. Dr. Prldtjof
Nansep, In one of tils scientific works
hns proved thnt even 100 years later
English explorers were fnmlllnr with
the expedition of Johannes Skolp,
namely when preparing for Murtln
Froblshcr's travel to Greenland In
who have not a fJve ecnt stamp put
three two cent stamps on foreign let
ters, thus making the Post Office de
partment n present of one cent.
Moreover few persons know any
thing nbout the rates for newspapers
and think thnt becnuse a newspaper
rolls Into such a solid bundle It costs
a great deal to send. So they go on
overpaying the postage.
On the other hnnd much matter Is
underpaid. Here the government
loses nothing, for the shortage Is col
lected from the receiver, who must
pay the due stamp. Knowing this,
nnd being nnxlous not to seem nig
gardly to the friend who must make
up any deficiency in postage, a person
in doubt often puts" on too many
stamps and Uncle Sam gets the dif
ference. fnrm work. It extended productive ef
fort. "Each truck displaced on nn aver
age 1.2 head of work stock nnd saved
an average of $103 worth of hired
"These trucks averaged 2,777 miles
a year at a cost of 10.5 to 17 cents per
mile, ninklng the total annual opera
tion cost from S-1G0 to $470. This In
cludes depreciation on the basis that
the average life of a truck Is sl$ and
one-half years,' the largest single Item
of expenses." N,
As It costs nbout $200 u yenr to keep
n horso In the corn belt, the sn.ving
from dlsplnced stock was $240; from
reduced help $163. cuts the average
expense to $C0 or $70. To offset this,
custom hauling amounted to $50 a year
each for nil the 831 farms, lenvlng the
net expense between $10 nnd $20.
More than one-hnlf of these farmers
have not reduced their work stock
since buying trucks, and do nil the
hauling In the fields nnd nround tho
buildings by horses and wagons. About
one-fourth have disposed of one or two
head and 20 per cent have reduced
their stock two bead, the nverage for
all farms being 1.2 bend.
ing should fiinve come Just when It
did, ut the end of the great war, for
It found conditions far from normal
In tho United Stntes, nnd It registered
this nbnormnllty. The necessities of
wnr drew the country population to
the cities by the millions, and the
necessities of pence have not yet re
adjusted this situation. There arc to
dny more people living In' towus nnd
cities thnn In the rural districts, n nn
tlonnl situation which Is not healthy.
Rut this excess has not long been in
tho cities and It will not long be there.
When Industry gets buck to Its nor
mal bnsls there will be several million
Amerlcnns who will return to tho acres
or stnrvo to death In tho clti6s.
111 be surstq) $jST
Help That Aching Back!
Back giving out? Tortured with dull,
nagging backaches and stabbing pains?
Does the least exertion leave you "all
played out?" Likely your kidneys are
to blame. Overwork, colds, insufficient
rest and the hurry and worry of prca-mi-day
livine tend to weaken the kid
neys. Backache is often the first warn
ing. Headaches and dizziness may
come, too. and perhaps annoying kid
ney irregularities. Help the overworked
kidneys with Doan'a Kidney Pttla.
Doan'a have helped thousands. They
should help you. Ask your ncighborl
A Nebraska Cao
Clay Center, Neb.,
i says : "When I
started to get on
the wagon sharp
pains In my back
and kidneys hurt
me. There was a
across my back.
At times my kid
neys acted Irreg
ularly and the se
In nnn. T
Doan's Kidney Pills and ' they
stopped all the trouble
My cure has
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Then the Row Started.
Mrs. Scrnpp My foot is nsleen
again. Scrnpp It's funny that It Is never
your tongue. Boston Transcript.
Whes Woman is Nervous Worries
The lives of most women are
full of worry. Men's troubles are
bad enough, but women's are
worse. Worry makes women sick.
It pulls them down, and In their
weakened condition they are sub
ject to pains, aches, weakness, back
aches, headaches and dizzy spells.
Most women neglect their health,
and for this they pay the penalty.
Any woman will find that neglect
does not pay. A little more atten
tion to health would brighten" up
her life. If she asks her neighbors
Bho finds that Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription benefits a woman'
whole system. It not only acta
upon the troubles and weaknesses
peculiar to women, but is an all
round tonic that braces the entire
body, overcoming nervousness,
sleeplessness, headaches, dizziness
and a run-down condition.
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at this critical period of life." Mas.
Uealliliiff that tie average Investor seldom has ao
opportunity to learn of the enormooa profits In tin
manufacture ot Oil Field Bnpplles. and never nai
an opportunity ot Investing In a going concern av
present earning a nice profit for Its stockholders, f -respectfully
Invite you to mall us your check for
the number of shares desired, or write for full In
formation. Price C4 per share.
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For Irritated Throats
take a tried and tested remedy one that
acts promptly and effectively and contains
no opiates. You get that remedy by asking for
PI SO S
Mnny a man hnsn't felt slippers
since he wns o hoy-.
Thousands Have Kidney
Trouble and Never
Applicants for Insurance Often
Judging from reports from druggist
who are constantly in direct touch with
the public, there fa one preparation that
haa been very successful in overcoming;
these conditions. The mild and healing;
influence of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root i
soon realized. It stands the highest for
its remarkable record of success.
An examining physician for one of the
prominent Life Insurance Companies, in
an interview on the subject, made the as
tonishing statement that one reason wby
so many applicants for insurance are' re
jected io because kidney trouble is so
common to the American people, and the
Urge majority of those whose applies,
tions are declined do not even suspect
that they have the disease. It is on sale
at all drug stores in bottles of two sizes,
medium and large.
However, if you wish first to test thl
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer Sc. Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper. Adv.
The chorus girl Is never ns red n
phe Is painted.
UIDINF N'(!bt and Mornlnrf.
'TGtC Hew Strong, Hialthy
ny$. u iney Tire.ltcfc,
Smarter Rnm I
ilfCC Irritated, Inflamed or
lUUR LI Lj Granulated.useMuiW
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W. M U., OMAHA, NO. 46-.1920.
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