The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, June 13, 1922, Image 6

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British Troops Capture Frontier
Station After Heavy
Compliance With Demand of Com.
mission, is Considered
Belfast. Military forces have cap
turcd I'ottlgoo ami tool; republican
prisoners, aH well as a lar; quantity
of ann.s ami aiiiiniinltlon.
Olio account says Unit after a heavy
bombardment the British troops .storm
ed i'ottlgoo in the afternoon. A hot
machine gun lire wan poured on the
attacking forces, hut the only casualty
was an automobile driver, who was
shot dead.
The commander of tin; Irish re
publican army and his stalf are re
ported to have been captured.
A semlolliclal version of the fight
ing Is quoted by the Iielfast Telegram
which says:
"The military entered I'ottlgoo
shortly after 1 o'clock In the afternoon,
"nd was tired on by the republicans.
The artillery Came into action, and
the republicans are hoftjved to have
Buffered fairly heavy losses. The
military have consolidated the posi
tions." Promises to Comply.
Paris. The disquieting prospect
that Krauco would bring further pres
sure to bear on fioriiiuny with the ex
tension of her military occupation is
regarded In reparations and political
circles as eliminate! by the (ierman
reply to the reparations commission.
It promises .j comply with the condi
tions Imposed by the proviso that
Germany must have aid In the form of
u foreign loan.
The commission had Insisted upon
unconditional compliance, but the
question (.f the loan is considered a
detail that will be arranged without
complli .tions.
Extends Training Camp Dates.
Omaha. In order to allow all who
desire to take advantage of the citizens
military training camp for Nebraska,
South Dakota and Kansas men, to be
conducted at Fort Des Moines during
August, word has been received by
Major A. D. Davis at army headquart
ers, In charge of enrollments, that 'he
dute for the reception of applicants
lias been extended to June 15. Sixty
seven men will compose Omaha's
quota, and Nebraska will be allowed
1,000. No previous military experi
ence Is necessary and there Is no rb
ligation for subsequent service. All
expenses will be paid by the govern
ment. Uniforms lion .lug and rail
road fare will bo furnished.
Representative Klnknld Improving
Washington. With the marked Im
provement for the bettor 'n his health,
Representative Klnknld has been back
to his olllco for the past few days,
reading for the first time the many
letters and telegrams from his district
received during his Illness urging him
to reconnli'er his determination to get
6ut f the rnco. As a result he Is
seriously considering i uklng a new
tiling In the primary, his original tiling
having he u withdrawn by him at the
time his Illness was mo serious.
Govornor Visits Park Sites.
Llncoln.Governor McKelvIe has
returned from a tour of possible state
park sites In northwestern Nebraska
with the state park board created by
the last legislature. Tho board visited
and viewed prospective park sites' at
Broken How, Crawford, Agate, Har
rison, Chndron and Valentine.
Harbin In Control of Mutineers.
Peking. Manchurlan mutiny against
General Chang.the nntl-govorniiiont
leader, Is spreading. The garrison at
Harbin has Joined the mutiny mid do-.
clare-T In favor of General u, and
Harbin Is In control of the mutineers.
Premier Given Free Hand.
Paris. The chamber of deputies, by
n vote of 481 to 100, gave Premier
I'olncare a free hand to continue to
direct the, foreign policy of France
along the lines he has pursued sinco
he assumed power.
Chicago Bu'lding Improving.
Chicago. Business has not been so
brisk here In years as at the present
time. The citizens' committee reports
It has placed .'1,000 building trades
mechanics this mouth, bringing the
total up to l'J.OOO.
Land Dank Reduces Rate.
Omaha. Interest rate to borrowers
at the Federal Land Hank has been
reduced from 0 per cent per annum to
5 per cent, effective Juno 1, accord
ing to nn announcement by D. P.
Hogan, president.
Chinese President Resigns.
Peking. President Hsu Shlh-Chnng
tendered his resignation at an extra
ordinary session of the cabinet. Ho
was vgod to. withhold it until tho par
liament convene! at Peking. If a va
cancy occurs before a new president
talcetfvfllco, Acting Premier Chow Tsu
Chi vftll act.
Reparations Officially Accepted.
Paris, Germany's conditional ac
nepLr'e of the nlllod reparation com-mih-M'11'"
terms has been otllclully an
poi n i i
Railroads Have Begun a Campaign to
Prevent Accidents at Track
Washington. Declaring that coal
producers who are here In propnratlor.
for a conference with Secretary Hoover
on coal prices, held a preliminary
meeting and agreed upon a price pro
gram calling for a minimum of $11 a ton
at the mines, representatives of retail
dealers' associations will fllo protestt
with the department of commerce head
against olllclal npproval being given
any such figure.
The conference was called for a dis
cussion with bituminous conl operators
with a view of preventing un advance
In prices during the strike.
A delegation headed by L. W. Fer
guson, president of the Chicago Con
.Merchants' association, will present u
formal protest against any such price
program being agreed upon.
Campaign to Prevent Accidents.
Washington, D. 0. Endorsed bj
President Harding, a mmimlirn aualnsl
grade crossing accidents has begun or
all the railroads of the United Statet
and Canada and will continue for font
months undor the auspices of tlx
American Hallway association.
"The complete success cf such at
ffort would mean the saving ol
thousands of llvos, the prevention ol
many more thousands of Injuries ant'
Incidentally the prevention of a great
property loss." the president wrote
Accidents at highway grade cross
ngs have been Increasing nlarnilni'I.v
In the last few years, according tc
records of the Interstate Commerce
commission. In 1021 the-e were 1,701!
fatal aeeld.nts of this sort and 4.81S
persons were lnjurled. The irrcat
majority or the accidents Involved an
tomohlles. The slogan of the cam
paign will be "cross crossings cautious
Eludes Crowd of 2,000 at Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb. Fred Krown, ex-con-
vlct and alleged maniac- who held twe
Omaha women In chains for thirty
six hours, escaped from Mrs. Violet'
Dingman, who fought with him for a
block and a half, held off another man
and woman with - gun, eluded a
crowd of 2,000 people and Is still being
sought by Lincoln police. While his
pursuers were milling urouiul In the
street below, Hrown climbed the stairs
In the alloy to a rooming house and
held up a man with two guns, forcing
him to fry him some bacon and eggs.
isrown rested there three hours and
then loft, police learned lafer.
Dedicate Lincoln Memorial.
Washington, D. C A nation's trib
ute to Its dead reached Its climax
Tuesday with the dedication of tho
memorial erected beside tho Potomac
to Abraham Lincoln. A former pies
fdent headed the commission, which
has lavished Its energy on maklm? this
stone emblematic of American's grati
tude worthy or the man whose memory
It will perpetuate for Americans al
ways. The president In person ac
cepted the work in tho nation's name.
Say Measure Will Save $400,000,000.
Chicago, III. Trade oxoerts romhlv
calculate that about !?l 00,000,000 a
year will be knocked off the rail trans-
nonation nut or Amor c.i bv the roc
onimendatlon at Wanhlngton for a
hortzonal cut of 10 per ten, in freight
rates. Merchants. inaiiiifaeMirin-K nmt
bankers regard It as a sim accelerator.
The saving In carrying tolls Is expect
ed to increase buying, which in turn
will stimulate Industry and diminish
Prohibitionists Will Put Up Ticket.
. Lincoln, Neb. At a meeting hero of
the exocutlvo committee of the No-
braska prohibition parcy It was voted
to put a state ticket In the Held. The
committee, howevor, decided to Indorse
men of other parties If they pronounce
themselves in ravor of the prohibition
law, "provided they have o'.her quali
fications that will entitle them to nrn.
hlbltlon support." It was decided to
hold a state convention at Lincoln
July 18.
Iowa Cloud Burst Causes Damage.
Hiiiilngton, la. A cloudburst Hood
Ml Hutilngton's manufacturing And Job
bing district, washing out sewers, tear
ing up paving and causing damago
amounting to hundreds of thousands
of dollars.
Last of Lincoln's Pall Bearers.
Oneida, N. V. Henonl Wood, last
(tuning member of President Lincoln's
pall bearers, dleil here at tho age of 8!1.
Want Civilian Government.
Hrownvllle. Texas. Promotion of a
civilian, preferably Francisco Do T.a
Harra, a former member of the late
President Diaz' cabinet, to the presi
dency of Mexico Is the object of the
latest revolutionary movement in the
southern republic.
To Re-establish Land Offices.
Washington, D. C. The bill provld
lug for the re-establlshment of the fed
oral land otllces at Alliance and Brok
en How, ,Neb., bus passed by the sen
ate. Lincoln, Neb. One or the Inrgeat
and heaviest fruit cops experienced In
Nebraska for a number of years Is
In prospect this year, chiefly due to
favorable climatic conditions, the high
vitality of trees, the almost eomploto
failure f last year's crop and the light
crop of iri'JO, according to Information
received by tho federal bureau of mar
kets and crop estimates. Together
with these conclusions, reached in re
ports from state and governmeift
agents, the prospect Is more favorably
enhanced by the fact that tho crop
virtually is assured.
a yCW!'jZ'-'&-i -.jT V ' .'flow ffifr, "i"" "V , t.----iH-s
Thfc Ruins
(Prepared by tho National Geographic
Society, Washlnpton. D. C.)
Within "the Zone of the Straits" the
strip of land bordering the Darda
nelles, tho Hosphonis and tho Aegean
sen, whoso International control is
likely to bo altered sdmewhat by re
vision of the treaty of Sevres lies tho
subject of ono of tho world's greatest
epics: Troy, where two "nations"
fought for tho fnlr Helen.
The Trojan walls, unvlslted by tho
Idle tourist, are still In evidence;
those sumo walls that defied the on
slaughts of Agumemnon and Menelnus,
of Ajar, Nestor, Dlomed, Ulysses and
Achilles, to fall nt last by stratagem.
They remained as a ruined and aban
doned stage minus Its parnphernalla,
whereon wns played so many centuries
ago an Insignificant little drama com
pared with modern events; but It wns
a drama so big with human interest
divinely told thnt the world has never
known Its equal.
To bo sure, It was nil In the telling;
and, whnt would Troy have been with
out Its Homer? Still, as the theater
of the world's greatest epic poem, It
deserves u visit any year, every year.
In the thoughts and emotions It re
vives and stimulates, In tho aroused
senso of Indebtedness of all subse
quent literature and art. It richly re
pays a visit The classical student
will leave It In a dnzo of meditation
upon things more real to hi in than the
actual things ho has seen nnd touched.
In visiting tho ruins of Troy, one
sets out from the vlllngo of Darda
nelles for a five hours' hot nnd dusty
After n couple of hours' trnvel
through the plain tho road grows
rougher and begins to ascend Into hilly
country. The traveler realizes that he
should bo nearing historic ground
now and he glances around the horizon
to see If he can Identify Mt. Ida, and
toward tho sea for a first sight of
Tenedos; but no, this Is only common
soil. Hounding the summit of the next
rise ono sees tho road, leading down
Into Kren Koul, a Turkish village, u
convenient halting place for coffee.
Then the road begins to wind through
the vlllngo In a gradual descent until
It makes a sudden Jerky little turn
Into tho open country, nnd behold 1 the
plnln of Troy ; not the plain of -the his
toric action, but the drainage area
which Includes Troy.
To the Hill of Ilium.
The road lends straight toward a
ridge In the distance, ''the ' Hill of
Ilium," at the lower point of which
will presently appear the ruins.- It
was down that Identical ridge, or so
one tells oneself that the angry god,
Apollo, strode toward vengeance,
while tho nrrows In the quiver on his
shoulder clanged In ominous music.
Yonder the summit of Mt. Ida, where
the gods In solemn conclave so .often
sat Away over there, skirting the
ridge of Ilium, Is Slmols' stream, or
should bo; but the bridge across it
shows upon approach that modern
Slmols Is no more than a creek. Worse
than that; following Its attenuated
course, less than a mile downstream,
ono discovers that It ends In a morass
Instead of Joining the Scamnuder ns of
yore. And the latter stream Is scarce
ly less disappointing, for It Is no more
dignified In size or nppearanco. In
fnct, their sluggish currents united can
scarcely boast of hanks except nt oc
casional Intervals, for both streams
are now only broad swales merging
with the adjacent plain, with no con
tinuous current townrd the sea except
In seasons of high water, If such are
ever known.
Behold the ruins nt last! A long,
low) ridge, some four or five miles In
length, ends nbruptly like a promon
tory projecting Into ' the sen, above
which It rises about 80 feet. The ridge
Is tho so-called "Hill of Ilium,'" the
sea Is tho floodplaln of the Slmols nnd
Scnmandcr, historically known as the
plain of Troy, and the promontory,
with Its crown of ruins, Is Troy itself.
Vou walk around the ruins nnd make
the surprising discovery thnt If the
walking were good you could easily
of Troy.
do It In ten minutes. Astonishing 1 Is
this all there was of Troy, and did this
little stronghold withstand a nine
years' siege and still remain uncon
quered by force? Impossible I The
whole Hill of Ilium may have been
fortified and to some extent populat
ed; otherwise how was the garrison
provisioned? Unpoetlc details like
these never troubled Homer, so why
bother about them.
Unearthed by Schliemann.
Every student knows of tho remark
able work of Schliemann In unearthing
these ruins and establishing their
Identity as those of the veritable Troy
of Homer; of the Indefatigable zeal,
tho determined search for the location,
the half-willing consent of the Turkish
government, and the financial and
physical obstacles to be overcome. But
tho work did begin nt Inst, and the
first wnlls to nppenr beneath the spade
were strange wnlls, not those de
scribed by Homer, nnd the order wus
to dig deeper. Still urther ruins of
city nfter city were unearthed, till
Homer's Troy, nil thai Is left of It,
wns laid bnre.
Only the nntlqunrlnn enn see tho
significance of all these things as ho
scrambles up and down within and
among these disordered piles of what
once wns masonry; but even an unin
formed tourist can see the difference
between tho rubble walls of a later
date and the worthier structures
which preceded them.
There nro walls, too, which show the
marks of a mighty conflagration, and
these, It Is opined, are the same
whence Aeneas
"Did from the Humes of Troy upon his
Tho old Anchlses benr"
on that last terrible night of destruc
tion. Ono Instinctively looks for the
gap in tho wnll through which tho
wooden horse wns Introduced, but he
looks In vnln. Earthenware cisterns
of somo 20 gnllons capacity, for hold
ing oil or wine, were built Into the
walls, while bits of Iridescent glass,
pieces of, pottery, cobblestones and
clay were filled In around them.
Wall of Priam Still Stands.
But there Is still left one precious
bit of Homeric architecture, If the
archaeologists are correct, raising Its
crown as high as any of the walls of
subsequent date. It Is part of n bas
tion facing toward '.the Hill of Ilium
and known as the "Wnll of Priam." It
was meant to stand throughout the
ages, whoever wns Its builder, nnd
ono ardently wishes to give tho credit
for Its construction to those times. It
Is a noble wall, well pointed, well
laid, well preserved, capable yet of
withstanding such assault's as when
"AJax strives somo stone's vast
weight to throw."
From Its corner overlooking the
plain of Slmols an outside stairway
descends toward the river, possibly a
later feature. Could this have been the
corner of the wall where stood tho
Scaean Gate; where tho venerahlo
Father Priam brought the beautiful
Helen In order to show her the ene
my, her own countrymen and kindred,
on the plain below; where he pointed
out the leaders, naming them Individ
ually? "and there Is Menoluus, thy
former husbund." It muy well have
been the snme, nnd romance at least
will have It so.
Scattered about are bits of sculp
tured marble, the remains perhaps of
Horn a n or Alexandrine occupation. Off
In the dreamy distance lies Tenedos
sinister Tenedos, not discernible ex
cept In the clearest weather and by
tho shore near where the Dardanelles
meets the sea, whence Thetis might
nt any moment arise, Is u tumulus
known ns tho tomb of Achilles, nnd
nenrby nnother, the tomb of Patro
clus. Tho excnvatlons at Troy have re
vealed thnt no less than nine layora
exist upon which at various times dur
ing the past 5,000 years, human 'habi
tations have been built.
Cost of Operating Three Times
Greater Than Ever Before
Thirty Thousand Ex-Servlce Men Now
Receiving Treatment From
Washington. The Department of
Commerce has Issued a census report
showing the cost of government foi
the state of Nebraska for tho fiscal
year ended November 30, 1020. The
total amounted to $14,0S7,2.r7, which
was a per capita cost of ijilO.SX In
1917 the per capita cost was .?4.77, nnd
In 1014. $tt.78, the totals for these years
being .fO.OfKl.nO" and $4,070,442, respec
tively. The per capita costs for 1020
consisted of expenses of general de
partments, 8.-17; and for outlays,
The total revenue recejpts In 1020
were .$14,471,702, or $11.12 per capita.
For tho (local year the per capita ex
cess of revenue receipts over govern
mental costs! waa, therefore, $0.20.
Property and special taxes constit
ute the greater part of the revenue.
Caring for Sick and Disabled.
Washington More than S2.00O.000.-
000 lias ben spent by the United
states so far In t-arlng for sick and
disabled veterans of the world "war.
Tills country expects to snend S500.-
000,000 annually for many years to
come in caring for and training the
There now are 3.'!,000 under federal
care in the hospitals', and It Is not ex
pected the "peck load" of the sick will
be reached until 1020, when the num
ber, It Is estimated, will reach 35,000.
Ono hundred and ulgfit thousand ex-
service men now are receiving voca
tional training, their education being
paid for by the government and their
dependents receiving tillowancos.
In addition to tho foregoing facts.
obtPined from the ofliclal records of
tiki United States veterFii's bureau. It
is estimated the soldiers' bonus for
ex-service men who have not been din.
nbled nnd Incanacltated for civilian
employment will cost the United States
... M
eventually In excess of S4, 000,000,000.
To Open Water Lanes of World.
Washington. D. C The department
hns formally announced it has (aken
the Hit step towhrds making the St.
Lawrence-Great Lakes waterwavs nro-
ject a successful achlevinent. It hns
opened negotiations with the British
ambassador at Washington looking to
the making of a tronty with Britain
and Canada for the purpose of making
It possible to dig tho ditch and give
the middle western section access to
the water lanes of tho world.
Approve Amended Bonus BUI.
Washington. Th-j house soldier's
bonus bill, amended In several Import
ant particulars, but with tho'much dis
cussed bank loan provision retained,'
wns approved by the senate Hnance
committee by n vote of 9 to 4. -Chairman
McCumber propocs to report the
measure to the senate within a few
days, and said he hoped to get action
'on It before the pussuge of the tariff
Miners Reject Proposal.
New York. A proposnl thnt Presi
dent Harding be asked to appoint i
trlhunul to settle the anthuclto conl
strike, submitted by the operators be
fore the Joint subcommittee on wage
contract negotiations was rejected by
the minors.
Philip Murray, vice president of the
United Mine Workers, declined to sta
on what grounds the proposition wns
turned down except to declare It "ob
jectionable." France Not to Attend Conference.
Paris. Premier Polnnu'e will recom
mend to the chumber of deputies that
Franco abstain from attending the con
ference at The Ha ie on Husslnn
affairs unless It Is well established In
advance that the conference Is to dis
cuss economic questions alone and that
the dlscusslop will take place between
experts as distinguished fmn dlp'o
mats. New Issue of Certificates.
Washington, I). C Secretary Mellon
has offered for subscription nn Issue
of six months tllA per cent treasury
certificates to the amount of about
$200,000,000. ' The new Issue will bo
dated July 1, maturing December IB,
and carry the usual lax exemptions.
Explosion Injures Factory Workers.
Vienna. Ten persons are known to
havo been killed and at least GO In
jured In an explosion In an ammuni
tion factory at Blumau, near Vienna.
Labor Shortage Imminent.
Washington, D. C Unemployment
In tho United States has virtually
reached the vanishing pol-t. Within
ten months moro than 2,000,000 men
have been put to work. Heports to tho
lepartmcnt of labor toll of labor short
ages In four m ajof branches of ac
tivity the building trades, ho lumber
Industry, tho automotive Industry and
farm labor. Other trades, notably tho
Iron nnd steel Industries, have noti
fied tho government that they antici
pate a shortage of labor within the
next few months.
Esteemed Lincoln Resident Declares
Tanlac Has Made a Clean Sweep
of Her Rheumatism and
and Other Troubles.
"I couldn't bellevo nil they snld
nbout Tnnlnc until I tried It myself,
and now I never doubt whnt I read
nbout It," said Mrs. Anna B. Crnwford,
2500 N. 2.'lrd St., Lincoln, Neb., wife of
a well-known retired business man.
"I got Into a badly run-down condi
tion," she continued, "nnd suffered
grently from Indigestion. I hnd head
ncho for days nt n time, slept poorly
nnd woke up mornings so weak and
dizzy I could hnrdly get up. Then
rheumatism set In nnd mndo walking
dlfllcult and I could scarcely use my
arms for the pnln.
"But Tnnlnc hns made n clean sweep
of my troubles, brought back my ap
petite nnd cnnbled mo to gnln much!
weight. It Is n plensuro to make a
statement In praise of this great medl
cine." Tnnlnc Is sold by nil good druggists.
Wh en n woman acquires n Job lot of
trinkets she begins to speak of her
The use of soft coal will make laun
dry work heavier this winter. Bed
Cross Ball Blue will help to removo
that grimy look. At all grocers Ad
vertisement. If tho doctor laughs nt your pnln,
you can almost smile yourself.
Hips, Back and Legs Would
Have That Tired Ache
Everett, Washington. For several
years I havo had trouble with the lowest
part of my back and
my hips and my legs
would ache with that
tired ache. I could
hardly stand on my
feet at times. I was
always able to do my
work although I did
not feel good. I saw
Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Com
pound advertised and
navingheard several
Draiso it I decided to
try it I feel first-rate at the present
time. It has done wonders for me and
I keep it in the house right along. I
always recommend it to others who are
eick and ailing." Mrs. J. M. Sibbert,
4032 High St., Everett, Washington.
To do any kind of work, or to play for
that matter, is nextjto impossible if you
are suffering from some form of female
trouble. It may causo your back or your
Ieg3 to ache, it may make you nervous
and irritable. You may bo able to keep
up and around, but you do not feel good.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound is a medicine for women. It is
especially adapted to relievo tho causo
of the trouble and then these annoying
pains, aches and "no good " feelings
It has done this for many, many wo
men: why not give it a fair trial now.
"Vaseline" Garbolated
Petroleum Jelly
is an effective, antiseptic
,first-aid dressing for cuts,
wounds and insect bites.
Ithelps prevent infection.
State Street New York
No Soap Better
For Your Skin
Than Cuticura
Sotp ZSc, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcum 25c.
Relieved Without the
Use of Laxatives
Nujol is a lubricant not
a medicine or laxative
no cannot gripe.
When you are constipat
ed, there ia not enough
lubricant produced by
your system to keep the
food waste soft. Doctors
prescribe Nujol because
its action is so close to
thin natural lubricant.
Try it today.