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TIT15 NOftTTI PLATTE REMI-WEETCtiY TRtBUNE.
Kelley in Conference Saturday
Wires to Friends of Naval
Measure to Return.
OFFICERS ASK FOR CAMPS
Wants to Determine Legality of Four
Per Cent Beer and Twelve
"Washington, D. C Chairman Kelley
of tlio subcommittee on appropriations
lius announced tlmt n record vole
would lie demanded In Hie house this
week on the amendment to the nnvnl
t)tll Increasing the enlisted strength
irom 07,000 to 8(1,000.
Announcement of the ehnlniiun'H In
tention to jiut moiiiborH on record wits
made after a conference with members
of the appropriations committee and
other supporters of the hill. Tele
grams will he sent. ubsontcen reported
In favor of the ineaHiire as framed, to
return here at mice.
The vote on the amendment Satur
iluj wns In the committee of the
whole, the 80.000 miiendinent being
.Adopted hy a majority of forty-seven.
'When the hill readiest the hotiHc prop
pr. Mr. Kelley will demand a separate
vote on It hy roll call.
Creaks Ground for New State House.
Lincoln, Neb. Marshal Joffre, "hero
of the Mnme," was whisked through
eight ceremonies In his honor during
the brief three hours he and Madame
Joffr anil Mademoiselle Joffre spent
in Lincoln Satifrday afternoon, when
lie broke ground for Nebraska's new
$5,000,000 capltol, under plans adopted
by committees representing the state,
city, University of Nebraska, civic or-
uanlxatlons, American Icglon nnd
Veterans of America's Karller Wars.
A squad of automobiles whirled the
party from one festivity to another.
At the home of General John J. Pcrsh'
log the marshal said he vas getting
tired and was nnxknts to get to bed
as soon iih the visit, was over.
Officers Urge Training Bill.
Omaha, Neb. Itecommendatlons urg'
lag the passage of a hill appropriating
$1,000,000 for volunteer training camps
this summer have been sent to No
traHkn senators and represent lit Ives nt
Washington by the organization of re
serve olHcerH In Omaha.
The apparent need of funds for
camps of this nature became evident
last summer when thousands of high
school and collego men wanted to
go Into camps where only a small per
centage could he accommodated, re-
nerve olllcors cxplnln.
Ask? for Status of Beer.
"Washington, D. C Voters will he
fdven an opportunity, under a bill In
rnilnriul liv ltniii-ountifnMvn 1 Till re
publican of" Maryland, to determine at
the polls next November whether the
manufacture anil sale of 2.75 per cent
beer should he permitted In their con
Rresslotinl districts, Tho measure, uc
cording to Mr. Hill, Is u substitute for
one he had previously offered, which
would hnve created federal local option
districts for the purpose of determln-
Inir it'liiiHwtt .1 Tml' ,mit linm mill 1?
per cent wine should be legalized.
Treasury Bills Had Been Stolen.
Washington, C. 1. Solution of the
mystery of the llndlng of the package
of $fi treasury bills In tho Potomac
river near tho bureau of engraving
and printing was announced by Chief
Moran of the secret service, who said
that the hills were a part of a bundle
of 1.000 sheets, each containing four $5
notes, stolen from the bureau about a
Threatens Life of Former President.
Oklahoma City, Okla. W. C. Hayley
was arrested here after he Is alleged
to have made threats against the life
of former President Wilson, lie told
police that he once tried to kill Mr.
Wilson while tho hitter was on hoard
the steamship George Washington.
Kill Drivers Eat. Horses.
Paris, A number of American driv
ers of relief wagons In Russia htivo
been killed In the streets by tlio furn
ished populace who slened the horses
for foj d, according to reports received
here by American relief organizations.
Foreign Trade Increasing.
Washington, p. C Increase In tho
Tiiluo of America's foreign trade Is re
ported hy the department of commerce
with announcement that exports last
mouth aggregated $IKU5 000.000, the
lilghest since October. 10-M.
To Retain Training Building,
Washington, I"). C. Provision for re
tnlnlng tho original or permanent build
ings at the Great Lakes naval training
Htatlnu Is made In the navy hill.
Chairman Kolloy explained that 2,000
men may he trained at the old plant.
Belgium Sees Justice of Claim.
Washington, P. O. Acknowledgment
foy Belgium of the claim of tho Amorl-
cap government for payment of the
cost of- occiiimt on of the Ainorlcnu
army In Germany has been received by
ihe state department.
ASK PROBE OF ARMY SALES
Reports From Several States
claro Farmers Havp Started
on Normal Road to
Washington, I). C. Threats to Im
peach Attorney General Duughorty nnd
demandH for wholesale court-martial In
the War department have been made
In thu house hy Hcprcsunlntivo Wood
ruff. Michigan, nnd Representative
Johnson, South Dakota, two republican
They Jointly ottered n resolution to
appoint a select committee of the houso
to Investigate the Ihiuldatlon of con
tractK. under the jurisdiction of Secre
tary of War Weeks. Attorney General
nugherty, Secretary of the Navy
Denby and Allen Property Custodian
Representative Johnson charged that
tho War department In disposing of
surplus property, Is preceding In much
tho same manner that It did under the
regime of Newton D. Raker, "favored
buyers" nre given valuable contracts
without competitive bidding and Roods
worth millions are sold for a mere
son?: to those who have tho "Inside
track," 1k asserted.
Sec Turn In Farm Conditions.
New York. Conviction that the
farmers of the United States have
"turned the corner" and are now start
ed on the road to normally prosperous
conditions Is the consensus of state
ments by governors of leading ngrlcul
lurnl states made public .here.
The assurances were given tn re
sponse to an Inquiry hy 10. A. Stout to
ascertain the facts concerning the agri
Dig Saving In Navy Bill.
Washington, D. C Th naval
bill, carrying out the flvo-flve-three
ratio reported to the house. It carries
a total of $l!JW,22-.000, or $181,000,000
less than appropriated last year
There remains to be appropriated In a
separate measure Inter, however, about
$(10,000,000, estimated by the navy de
partment ns the cost of cancellation of
contracts for ships not completed and
Wheat Condition Below Average.
Lincoln, Neb. A. winter wheat con
dltlon of SO per cent, which Is below
the average for this date, a rye condi
tion of 8fi per cent, a substantial In
crease In- number of brood sows nnd
the farm labor supply generally exceed
lug the demand nre the leading state
ments In the April crop report of Leo
Stuhr, secretary of tho Nebraska do
partment of agriculture and A. K. An
derson, statistician for the Bureau of
Markets and Crop Estimates.
Explorer's Airplane Wrecked.
Clarion, Pa. Capt. Ttoald Aniund
sen, the Artie explorer, and four flying
companions narrowly escaped death at
Nlolal near here when the monoplane
In which they were ninklng n tight
from New York to Cleveland, the first
lap of a transcontinental Journey, turn
ed over when It wns forced to land In
a field. AK the occupnnt.i of tho ma
chine were slightly bruised but other
Commission Dismisses Suits.
Lincoln, Neb. The Nebraska railway
commission lias Issued an order dls
missing all litigation In the United
States court between It nnd the Inter
state Commerce commission relative
tn the Increased freight and passenger
rato order of the Interstate Commerce
commission, which was resisted by tho
Japan Is Reconciled to Navy.
Toklo, The navy department In a
statement says a conference of ad
mirals has decided that the strength of
the Japanese navy as restricted hy tlio
Washington armament conference Is
sulllclent for the defense of the empire.
Destroyers to Quoenstown.
Queenstown, Ireland. Three rtrltisli
torpedo destroyers hav arrived here,
supposedly to protect supplies against
another republican coup, such as that
when raiders seized explosives on
board a ship off Cork.
Gives 300,000 Francs for Stamp.
Paris. A 1-cent British Gulnna
stamp, sold for KOO.OOO francs at the
auction sale of the famous Huron Kcr
Nebraska Led In Certificate Sales.
Kansas City, Mo. Nebraska led tho
seven states In the Tenth district In
treasury savings certificate sales in
March, according to John T. Wayland.
director of the government savings or
ganization. The Nebraska total was
.$HfiO,7l(. or a .'IfiO per cent Increnso
over February sales of $SV.:Nn.
Cancels Permits to Carry Arms.
Belfast. A drastic order against
arms lias been Issued. In effect It
cancols nil private permits to carry
Issue New Treasury Certificates.
Washington, D. C Bearing Interest
at ,1Vi per cent, the lowest since Sep
tember. 1017. a new lssuo of six month
treasury certificates of Indebtedness
to the amount of about $150,000,000
bus been offered for subscription by
Oldest Mason Dies
Joplln, Mo. Lemuel Wyntt, 01.
thought hy friends to be the oldest
Vinson in tm untied states. Ir dead
'''". Ho served with the Fifth Illl-
11018 cavalry la the clyll wnr.
The Six Pillars That Remain of the ureat Temple.
(Prepared by tho Nntlonal GeoKraphlc
Society, Washington, D. C.) ,
Famous ruins nnd historic relics have
been shifted under new Hags by the
World war Just as have placea of nioro
practical nnd less sentimental value.
And so It happens that the magnificent
ruins of Baalbek, the IIcllopolls of the
Grucco-Itomun world and once the
greatest city of Syria, are now under
the administration of the French.
French authority Is the latest of many
national Influences to be exercised over
these world-famous ruins.
Ts'ot ninny centuries after the Itomnn
Einplro crashed and multiple states
rose In Us place, the Arabs captured
Baalbek. The great temple had been
turned Into n Christian church In the
dnys of Constantino. Now It was In
turn changed Into a mosque. Tamer
lane pillaged the old temple site. Later
came the Turks, and It wns under their
reglmo thnt the Western world first
learned of the stately ruins. Even
German Influence wns exerted on the
place, for under the Turks German
nrchcologlsts excavated and partially
restored the temples.
The Baalbek temples are not minor
ruins. Unexpectedly to most observers
they take one palm from Egypt's pyra
mids ; for In the walls at Baalbek are
the largest stones ever used by man
In erecting a structure great mono
liths larger than a freight car.
These ruins, properly speaking, nre
known as El Knjln (Citadel) and are
composed of only two temples, nnd
they do not cover a lnrge area when
compared with other ruins In Syria.
The Grent Temple, or the Temple
of Jupiter, as It Is called, had its main
entrance from the East. Here a wide
flight of steps led up to the propylaea,
or vestibule, 10 feet above the gardens
nnd orchards that now surround the
ruins. This portico was open to the
east the full width of the stairs, and
tho worshipers used to enter between
rows of columns, on the bases of ihrec
of whlcn are Inscriptions stntlng that
the temple was erected to tho "great
gods" of Hellopolls by Antoninus and
Cnracalla. At an early period the
Arabs converted these temples Into a
fortress, and to a certain extent re
modeled them. Tho columns mentioned
were removed, the staircase taken up,
nnd the ninterlal used to construct a
solid wall where the columns had been.
Arabs Blocked This Entrance.
Next came the hexagonal forecourt,
entrance into which was made by
menns of it central doorway, with a
smnller ono w each side. This small
court was surrounded by a colonnade,
and on four of tho six sides by exedrne,
porticos with stone sents. The Arabs
hnve also blocked this three-fold en
trance and converted the exedrae Into
fortifications, filling them with brick
After the visit of the fonuer Gerniaa
emperor to these ruins, In 1808, a body
of German excavators was sent to
Banlhek. and worked there from JOOt
to 100-1. They not only dug down and
removed the debris, hut strengthened
weak parts, and, where necessary, they
removed the Arabic work so as to
mako the original plan more easily
comprehensible to the visitor.
The workmen built u narrow stair
case wliero the broad old one used
to be, tore away the wall constructed
over the bases of the columns, and
opened tin entrance through a great
block of stone which was placed across
tho centrrl doorway Into the forecourt,
so that today visitors enter as did the
Roman worshipers of old.
Proceeding inward ono passes
through a triple entrance- Into the
grent court, or court of the altar. It
Is about 440 feet long by 370 feet wide
Tho central portal, as well ns one of
tho smuller sldo ones, has fallen In,
nnd the pieces which formed the arches
have been collected and laid together
on the ground below the place whero
they hnd originally been.
Around this court, on three sides,
omitting the west ond, where a stair
case led up to tho level of tho Great
temple, are square and semicircular
exedrne, each of which contain many
'iiandsome niches for stntuos, of which,
unfortunately, not a single example re
mains. When these temples were taken pos
session of by tho Christians, a church
was erected over this altar, pnrt of
which was destroyed nnd then the
space leveled up with the earth so that
tho church floor was above the top of
the altar; so, ulso, the lower part of
the staircase was filled over, while the
upper part was removed to accommo
date the apses.
Attributed to Theodosius.
The construction of this basilica Is
attributed to Theodosius, Roman em
peror of the East, wno reigned towards
the end of the Fourth century of our
crn. The Grent temple wns demolished
to furnish mnterlals for the construc
tion of this church.
The Great Temple Itself has been nl
most entirely destroyed. All that Is
left are six columns of the peristyle,
still standing In their original places,
capped with Corinthian capitals and
Joined by ornate and massive entabla
ture. These lofty pillars do not taper
as they appear to do when seen from
below. They are over CO feet high and
7 feet In diameter and are each com
posed of three drums.
One enn perhnps best mentally re
construct the Grent Temple by an In
spection of the smnller one, dedicated
to Bacchus, which lies to the south
east of the Grent Temple, entirely In
dependent of It and on a lower level.
The walls of the main enclosure or
celln, which Is oblong, ore quite plain
on the outside and nre built of care
fully dressed stone, the Joints so per
fect that n knife-blade cannot enter
between. Around this at a distance of
10 feet runs on the two sides and ends
n row of smooth coiumns which forms
These, Including their cnpttuls, are
about ,r2 feet high and are surmounted
by n mngnlficent entablature. This en
tablature Is connected with the walls of
the cella by enormous ,slnbs of stone,
which are elaborately carved with the
heads of emperors, deities, and inter
woven with floral designs, forming an
The door posts nre elegantly enrved
with figures of Bacchus, fauns, cuplds,
satyrs and bacchnntes, woven around
which are grape vines and clusters of
fruit, nlro popples and cars of, wheat,
all of which nre symbolical of tho
attributes of the reveling god to whom
the temple Is dedlcnted.
Great Doorway 43 Feet High.
This great doorway, which dwarfs
tho human figure, stands 43 feot high
nnd 212 feet wide, while the carving
of the pohts Just mentioned covers a
ipace about fl feet wide. On both
sides of this door stand graceful fluted
columns, forming the prostyle or por
tico, while the plnln ones of the peri
style, which stand behind them, iem
to reflect their beauty.
The decorations of tho walls of tho
Interior of this temple resemble tho
carvings of the exedrne of the great
court, having two rows of niches for
statues one above the other and di
vided perpendicularly from each other
by engaged fluted columns.
As already mentioned, these tem
ples stood on a raised platform rest
ing on substructures. The great tern-
ftt,t 1,l,ov ,tl,e levcl
tlio plain and In tho highest part of
the entire lnclosnre, while tho grent
court was only 23 feet lowor.
An inclosing wall, tho mammoth
stones of which have been the marvel
ofjnglneers for ages, deserves mention.
Tho lowest courses are built of stones
of moderato dimensions, hut which
grow rapidly In size until we come to
a row of three enormous stones, tho
shortest being (W feet and the longest
or. In length, nnd euch being nbout
18 feet high and 10 feet thick.
The courso of which they form part
Is some 20 feet above the surface of the
They are the largest building blocks
ever known to have been ised by mun;
and a still larger ono lies In the nn
clent nearby quarry, never having been
detached from the rock beneath. This
ono la 70 feet long by 1-1 by 13 feet.
TO LITTLE NAVY
Tells Congress the Minimum of
Enlisted Strength 'Should
be 86,000 Men.
FLOOD CONDITIONS GRAVE
Suggestion Made at Genoa for World
Meetings of Banks Issuing
Currency, Including Re
Washington, D. C. President Hard
ing has dealt a crushing and probably
fatal blow to the little navy faction In
Intervening openly for the first time
In the light over the naval appropria
tion bill, the president told congress, in
n letter to Representative Longworth,
Ohio, that he considered 80,000 men
the Irreducible minimum of enlisted
strength for the American navy under
the terms of the ft-b-'A naval agreement.
In taking this position, President
Harding was forced to ussume nn at
titude of direct opposition to some of
the most powerful of his own party
leaders in tho house, Including Repre
sentative Mondoll, Wyoming, republi
can leader; Representative Madden,
Illinois, chairman of the appropriations
committee, and Representative Kelley,
Michigan, clinlnnan of tho naval sub
committee which drafted tho navy bill.
Vast Territory Submerged by Floods.
Vlcksl'iirg, Miss. At least nine vil
lages nre lnundnted or s-rrounded by
water and upwards pf 2f0 square miles
of farm land is under water as n re
sult of Hood stages on the lower Mis
sissippi and its tributaries. Reports
to headquarters of the levee district
here Indicated that the most severe
flood conditions were centered In the
Arknnsas nnd White river basins, but
the Mississippi Itself approached new
high records nt Vlcksburg nnd Green
ville. At many points, engineers were
nt .work reinforcing the levees.
Committee to Study Credits.
Genoa. The necessity of bringing
about equilibrium In rintlonnl budgets,
If the European situation Is to be stab'
lllzed, formed the most Important sub
jects of discussion of the subcommis
slnn on flnnnce, nt which Sir Robert
Stevenson Tlorne, the chairman, pro
posed an International conference of
the great banks Isulng currency, Includ
ing the American reserve banks.
The commission decided to make
tho London experts' report the basis
pf Its deliberation, and to appoint nn-
pther subcommittee to examine ex
change, with n second subcommittee to
study credits, tlio commission Itself do-
vouug us moors to tne question of currency-
Storm Does Immense Damage.
Omnhn, Neb. Dnmage to telephone
nnd telegraph wires from the storm
that phssed over a region west and
north of here is estimated at $1,000,000,
according to reports received.
The storm swept over nn nren ex
tending to Gothenburg from Fremont,
south to the Knnsns border, nnd east
nnd north to Wor.thlngton, Minn., and
Sioux Falls, S. T).
More than 5,000 poles nre down nnd
several thousands wires broken.
Cow Runs! Amuck on Lincoln Street.
Lincoln, 'Neb. "Biddy," a cow, ex
cited by the smell of blood In tho
slaughter pen of tho Llncol.i Packing
compnny, broke loose, charged through
the hoard fence of the pen nnd rushed
up O street, the main business thorough
fare, knocking down pedestrnlns until
she reached i Fourtiieenth street. Sho
wns finally killed by police. It took
fourteen sbotV to subdue her.
Arbuckle, Acquitted by Jury.
Snn Tfrancliiico, Cnl. A verdict of
acquittal wns returned by n Jury In the
third trial of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle
on n manslaughter chnrge growing out
of the death of Miss Virginia Knppc,
motion picture nctross. The Jury wns
out six minute.
Washington, p. C. The American
government has 'won Its case beforo the
allied powers for n settlement of tho
.?241 .000,000 duri from Germany for
mnlntalnnnce of American troops on
Slayer of Beck is Acquitted.
Oklahoma Cltyi Okla. Judge Jean
P. Day, mllllonnlie political power of
Oklohonin, wns eicnnerated by n cor
oner's Jury followllng Inquest Into the
death of Colonel Paul Ward Beck
American nvlntldn Idol. The jury
found Beck wns it,cchentally slain by
Day. Pay's exoneration followed dra
matlc recital by th( Judge and his wlfo
of Beck's attnek nn Mrs. Day.
The Jury, which was sent todellhern
tlons with a prayer by Coroner A. W.
MoWlllInnis, was out only about a half
Met Death In Hidden Mine.
Kattowltz. Silesia. More thnn
twenty French soldiers were killed arid
a dozen wounddd bore when, while
senrchlng for hidden arms, n spado
struck tno (letomnung mecnnnism or n
Aoricot Crop Badly Damaoed
Snn Jose, Cat Heavy frost hns done
much dnmnge i to tlio apricot crop of
this section. ,fcniudgtng was resorted
to In a number of orchnrds but oven
this wns unime to save tho crop
Millions Every Year End
25,000,000 Dottles Sold
Bright eyes, a clear skin and a body
full of youth and health may be
yours if you will keep your system
in order by regularly taking
Tho world's standard remedy for kidney,
llVor, bladder and uric ndd troubles, the
enemies of life and looks. In use since
1696. All druggists, throo sizes.
Look for the name Gold Medal on every box '
and accept no imitation
TO' PRESERVE HISTORIC PEN
That Used by Secretary of State
Hughes on Important Occasion
in. Care of D. A. R.
The flagstaff penholder used hy Sec
retary of States Hughes In signing the
treaties agreed upon by the delegates
at the recent conference on the lim
itation of armament In Washington
wilt be preserved to posterity in the
custody of the "Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution, probably in Memorial
Continental hall, where the treaties
The penholder Is made of native
woods from IIS states and territories,
nnd is decorated with miniature flags
of 28 nations, Including the nine rep
resented nt the conference and several
of the allied powers In the World war.
The woods were collected and fash
ioned into n penholder nbout 14 Inches
long by Dnvld Fairbanks of Chicago.
Two small pieces of wood used In
Its manufacture are of special his
toric Interest. The section of cotton-
wood from Michigan was taken from
n'tree standing on the ground where
the old Indian chief, Pontlac, fought
his last battle with the .British In
170U, ond the piece of red cedar from
South Carolina came from n tree
planted by the statesman John C. Cal
There 19 only one medicine that really
stands out pre-eminent aa a medicine for
curable ailments of the kidneys, liver and
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root stands tho
highest for the reason that it has proven
to be just the remefly needed in thousands
upon thousands of distressing cases.
Swamp-Root makes friends quickly be
cause its mild and immediate effect is soon
realized in most cases. It is a gentle,
healing vegetable compound.
btart treatment at once. Sold at all
drug stores in bottles of two sizes, medi
um and large.
However, if you wish hrst to test this
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper. Advertisement.
P. D. Armour's Joke.
Tlio millionaire packer, founder of
Armour and company, was riding
through the country with the late
"Jim" 11111. Armour gazed for some
time at u herd of fine cattle, tlien re
marked : "Eat hearty one bite Is for
you nnd the next is for me."
Cutlcura Soothes Itching Scalp.
On retiring gently rub spots of dan
druff and Itching with Cutlcura Oint
ment. Next morning shampoo with
Cutlcura Soap and hot water. Make
them your everyday tpllet preparations
and hnve a clear skin and soft, white
Lots of things are being marked
down, but you can't buy success ut the
Usually all a man can loose cheer
fully In a poker game Is nbout four
Mrs. Jessie Buckley
Detroit, Mich. "I can highly rec
ommend Dr. Pierce's Favorlto Pre
scription and also tho Golden Medical
Discovery. I have always depended
on those medicines when wenk and
run-down or In a nervous condition.
I especially found them good to tnkc
after motherhood to give mo strength
nnd hulld me up. After taking theso
medicines I always feel Hko a new
woman." Mrs. Jessie Buckley, 1542
You can nlways get Dr. Pierce's
family medicines nt your neighbor
hood drug store, In tablets or liquid.
Bend 10c for trinl pkg. or write for
free advice to Dr. Pierce's Invalids'
Hotel tn Buffalo. N. Y.
W. N. U., OMAHA, NO. 16-1922.
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