The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922, June 13, 1922, Image 6
TITfl NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, SOLDIERS TAKE TOWN INJRELAND British Troops Capture Frontier Station After Heavy Fighting. TO COMPLY WITH DEMANDS Compliance With Demand of Com. mission, is Considered Satisfactory. 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 VOTE ADVANCE IN PRICES Railroads Have Begun a Campaign to Prevent Accidents at Track Crossings. 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 ly." 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 unemployment. 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 ride. 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 shoulder 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 j "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. STATE EXPENSES HAVE INCREASED Cost of Operating Three Times Greater Than Ever Before Shown. CARING FOR THE DISABLED Thirty Thousand Ex-Servlce Men Now Receiving Treatment From Government. 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, ?2.:i(5. 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 veterans. 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 bill. 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. CAN NOW WALK AS WELL AS EVER 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 Jewels. 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. COULD HARDLY TAND AT TIMES 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 disappear. 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. CHESEBROUGH MFG. CO. (Consolidated) State Street New York No Soap Better For Your Skin Than Cuticura Sotp ZSc, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcum 25c. Constipation 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.