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U. S. SECRETARY OF WAR FINDS
PACKS OF SOLDIERS ARE HEAVY LONDON, Oct. 26. — Enlisted men of the American army grinned sympathetically as they watched the American secretary of war, Newton D. Baker, trudging back and forth carrying the heavy pack of the American soldier on his back when he visited a camp of American sol diers in the Winchester district while in England. The men were adjusting their cumbersome kits when the secretary arrived at the camp. “I would like to try one of them,” said the secretary to the sergeant. The lord mayor of Winchester, the camp commandant and a group of soldiers all gathered about as Mr. Baker lifted the pack and ad justed it to his shoulders. Then he trudged back and forth two or three times carrying the 70-pound load while a pair of heavy hob nailed trench hoots, swinging from the bottom of the kit, banged against his legs. “It’s heavy, alright,” he com mented as he unburdened himself, “but not as heavy as the French- | man’s pack. I tried one of them on a few days ago and it gave me an additional respect for the Frenchman as a soldier.” The secretary made himself at home and was friendly with the soldiers. Everywhere he carried his pipe and several times filled it j from some soldier’s pouch as be ; engaged in a casual chat with the | men. “The whole country is be hind you with everything it pos sesses,” was one of his frequent messages to the fighting men. In the Red Cross hospitals the secre | tary went through the wards and I had a few cheery words for each of i the patients. II. $. $. CAROLA NEVER 10 BE LAUNCHED AMERICAN NAVAL BASE IN FRANCE, Oct. 26. — The “United States ship Carola,” a craft that never went to sea and never will, a “vessel” with stone walls, under ground dungeons, 20 miles of tun nels and a vast bulk of masonry an chored to mother earth, is one of the sights at this port. It is a massive castle standing at the water’s edge that bears this strange name. It is an ancient chateau, built 600 years ago, in the thirteenth century, and one of the marvels of Gothic architectural construction. It is used now as the United States naval barracks and, being put to naval uses, it was given a naval christening as the U. S. S. Carola. The way this castle came to be named as a United States warship was this: The United States Carola is in reality, a ..small steam yacht, used during the Spanish wars. It is rather out of date and was tied up to the castle wall. Here it became very useful in making out requisi tions and supplies needed in he castle. To make a requisition for a castle would seem quite irregular. And so everything was requisitioned for the United States Carola, and in that way the castle got its equip ment without disturbing any for malities. LAS VEGAS BOY HONORED EAST LAS VEGAS, N .M., Oct. 24. — An unusual recognition has been awarded a soldier front East Las Vegas, Lieutenant Leonard Hos kins, who died on the battle front in France. A battery of 12-inch guns at Fort Crockett, Texas, has been named Battery Leonard Hos kins in honor of the lieutenant. The battery was christened by the secretary of war. Lieutenant Hos kins was a member of the coast ar tillery corps. He is buried some where in Lorraine. General Persh ing awarded him posthumous honor in a citation. FISH LAKE VALLEY RESIDENTS ARE ENTERTAINED Goldfield endeavored on Saturday ; evening to repay the people of Fish | Lake valley for the evidences of hospitality extended to the people of Goldfield on many occasions in the past. The ranchers from the valley were entertained at a dinner at the Goldfield hotel at which more than seventy people were seat ed. From the hotel the company proceeded to the Lyric theater and after the entertainment there par ticipated in a dance in Elks' hall which continued until 4:30 in the j morning. Among the visitors were the fam ilies of Alex and Emanuel Molini, David Patterson, D. H. McNett and Bradford Dean from Fish Lake val j ley and Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Acree, | Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Parker and Mr. land Mrs. Ben F. Farrington of Sil ■ ver Peak. - Refreshments prepared by the la ! dies of Goldfield who had visited J Fish Lake were served in the club ; rooms. An unusual feature of the > dance was the compulsory wearing jf the “Flu” masks, which gave novelty to the affair, along with some inconvenience, but everybody treated the matter as a wise precau tion. During intermission in the dance ; Mrs. Theo entertained the company | with two vocal selections, including | the Marseillaise, and Jack Aylward, i always a popular favorite, contrib uted several entertaining numbers tr^m his inexhaustible repertoire. Everybody had a good time and every effort was made to have the good people from Fish Lake valley, who have on so many occasions opened their homes to the people of Goldfield feel that there is al ways a place for them here and a warm welcome. LOCATION NOTICES, I'llOOF OF LAItOK, And all mining blanks for sale I Ilie Tribune Stationery Store Favorite Weapon of Rnmian Rebels Is lletter Understood Than Rifle ______ i KMPIjOYKH IX GOVERNMENT OFFICES PRETEND TO WORK E m|M‘ror Nicholas and Kerensky Government Sueeumbed to Weapon Used Now MOSCOW, Oct. 26. — Sabotage is the favorite weapon of the Rus sian. He uses it more effectively than the rifle end understands it better. It was sabotage which overthrew Emperor Nicholas. The Kerensky provisional government succumbed to sabotage. In neither case was there an extensive military charac ter to the movement which gave Russia a new government. And now the weapon which the liolsheviki and their supporters of the extreme left used on previous governments has been turned against them. In the food situa tion. on the railways, in various government bureaus, in public serv ice organizations of all sorts, among bankers, business and professional men, and even among peasants the government encounters hindrances and obstruction of a type which can not be punished and stamped out. Commissioner Tsurupa, who is in charge of the national food supply, recently stated in a speech that 1500 persons in his department alone had retained positions for months and pretended to work, when they were in reality doing all they could to hinder the food ad ministration. Trotzky, Ivenine and other Bol shevik speakers and agitators have made the most of the sabotage di rected against them by loudly pro claiming in all sections of Russia that the disorder they inherited from the Kerensky regime and the opposition directed against them by enemies within the government, as well as outside, has prevented the soviet republic from bettering the food situation and getting com merce and industry back into nor mal channels. This view was accepted by the la boring masses very generally for some time, but after eight months of the Bolshevik republic it is ap parent that the laboring men are no longer willing to accept abuse of various anti-Bolshevik factions as a complete excuse for the deplorable lack of food. The loss of the Ukraine grain supply and the cutting off of the Siberian wheat stores by the Czecho slovaks stand forth so plainly that the dullest workman reads the handwriting on the wall. Without grain fields he under funds there cannot be grain. And the promise of bread through grain crusades made by armed forces do not impress him when he realizes that the portion of Russia remain ing within the jurisdiction of the soviet republic does not contain enough grain to feed the republic’s population, even if every bushel were under government control and carefully distributed. WORKERS’ DORMITORIES ON WASHINGTON’S PIA7A Wartime necessities in Washington have halted the plaza development by which the space between the Union sia <on and the capitol was to have been converted into a beautiful park. Dormitories for government workers are belu j •lit on the entire space. It is one of many housing projects under way to relieve an almost unbelievable congestlor THE LITTLE LADY By JACK LAWTON. (Copyright, 1818, by Wwrtero Newspaper I nlon.i That Is what the people of Farms dale culled her, speculating as to her , choice of their village ns a place of habitation. With some, the words had j an affectionate sound, but there were others who omitted the “little" and spoke of her with sarcasm. The appropriateness of the title, however, could not be disputed. \ "Little lady” was the new inmate of | the old Parsons place. Fartnsdale young people were accus tomed to labor in homes and factory,1 theirs the problem of living. But the great old Parsons plnce was opened, ; muslin curtains showing behind gleum- . lng windows. The tangled garden was coaxed into order, the town boy i scouts spending their spare time in the effort. Happily the little lady directed them and repaid their labors. , “What’s she here for anyway?” they ; said, and “How is she going to spend her time?” But the little Indy only hummed her tunes, bending idly over the sundial. A young officer home from camp was tempted to turn in at the gateway to ask for a drink from the fountnin; the day was hot. One does not realize in tnis peace ful sotting,” he said, the suffering. the privation that others are enduring across the water. War seems very un real and far away, yet it is there.” The eyes of the little lady were sym pathetic. “Yes,” she agreed, but she stopped as she spoke, to train a rose about the sundial. The official frowned as he went on his way. She hud been much, too much, in his thoughts, since they had pointed her out to him, the beautiful stranger who had leased the old Par sons place. Why should he sit In judg ment upon her. If she chose to re main carefree in times of seriousness and self-denial, what was thut to him? ▲ girl stood just outside the en trance looking into the garden; she was one of the girls from t.»e factory and her face looked wan ai^d tired. "I was waitin’ for you,” she told the soldier; “I wanted to usk about Jim. When do you go over to France?” “That we cannot tell, Josle,” the of ficer replied. “But your brother is feeling fine. You are a brave girl to spare him for your country.” “The doctor thought I wouldn't be strong enough to keep on at the fac tory through the summer," the girl said, “but I reckon I wouldn't try to hold Jim back ’cause of that.” She motioned wearily toward the white-clad figure by the fountain. “Pretty soft, to be like her!” said Josie. And as the soldier went qn down the path he paused to greet a pale woman In a wheel chair. Her tall hus band propelled the chair and his tense face brightened eagerly at sight of the soldier’s uniform. “When are you going back to camp?” he asked, and when upon some pretense the wife had sent her hus band away she raised patient eyes to the officer’s face. “It’s so hard for him not to be able to go,” she suld. "If it hadn’t been for the accident to my hip he might have gone with the rest. I think Bert feels tied to this chair with a ball and chain. But if I am better, as the doctor prom ises, next year— “You are the kind,. Nell!” the soldier exclaimed, and he pressed her hand. Yes, she was “the kind.” Old Henry was glad to see him. He asked, as he made way on the porch stone, If Jed’s boat had got over safe; Jed hadn’t written yet. “And if ’twa’n’t for Mattie here,” he went on, beckoning an old neighbor from the next cottage, “her boy Ben would a-been in the fight too. Mattie’s lame ness held Ben back.” “If I could only get along alone,” said the old woman regretfully. “But I can’t,” she added and sighed. Yes, there were those In this fair country also who realized the neces sity of sacrifice. As the officer strode on his way he thought about these famlllnr people of his boyhood, anxious In the time of need to do their best. Across his memory flashed a vision of the little lady, but he banished the picture with firm-pressed lips. There would be one more visit to the town before sailing; when he came again he would avoid the road which led past the great house, so he told him self ; but that was the very road which he chose. The grounds had been culti vated wonderfully he noticed, and in the background worked a man’s bent figure; “she” was not lingering near the fountain. The fact brought unac countable disappointment. But toward him, down a winding pathway came Josie—Josie, brown, radiant, wheeling an invalid chair and in the chair was Bert’s wife. The color came and went in her face when she saw the soldier. “Come in.” she called, “and let us tell you about it.” “The little lady has befriended us all,” she answered his questioning gaze. “It was what she had planned, she says, to make It possible, perhaps, for one or two men to serve their country who otherwise must have re mained at home. Bert has gone and Mattie’s son too. Josle helps old Henry here with the vegetable garden, while I prepare things for Mattie to cook. Soon we will be a self-support ing family.” “Here comes our little lady now," whispered Josle, and the tenderness of her tone found answer In the light of the soldier’s welcoming eyes. GERMAN PAPER WANTS NO BUYING FROM UNITED STATES AFTER WAR AMSTERDAM, Oct. 26. — “No1 buying from America if it can pos sibly be avoided,” must be the Ger man watchword after the war. is the assertion of the Rhenish West phalian Gazette, an important Ger man industrial organ. The rea son given by the paper is that, be fore the war, the balance of trade between the United States and Ger many was against Germany to the extent of nearly 1,000,000,000 marks a year. Germany imported from the Unit ed States goods to the value of 1 , 711,000,000 marks, while German exportB to the United States amounted to 713,000,000 marks. Dividends on German holdings of American securities, in addition, helped to pay the bill for goods bought in America. “How could we possible meet a still further increased debit bal ance?” asks the paper in despair. "We had to realize our American securities to pay for raw materials while the i'nited States was still neutral to meet demurrage on our ships held in American ports.” The conclusions seem inevitable to the Gazette that Germany must so curtail her cotton and copper im ports from the United States that they do not exceed, or only slightly exceed, her own. exports of fertiliz ers, dyes, chemicals, etc. The rest of Germany’s erstwhile imports from America, it says, can and must be stricken off the list. “Our imports of American agri cultural machinery must cease,” says the writer. The openings of fered in Russia. Rumania and the Halkans are so great that we must | push our ow n machinery there with all our might.” ORDINANCE MAKES MASK WEARING COMPULSORY The board of county commission ers today passed an ordinance re quiring the wearing of influenza masks everywhere where two or more persons are liable to congre gate. The ordinance became ef fective today. Persons violating it will be arrested and tried on a misdemeanor charge. In general, the ordinance means that masks must be worn on the streets, in bus iness houses and in homes and vio lations will be severely punished. Three cases of Spanish influenza in Tonopali have been reported to Dr. C. J. Richards, Nye county health officer, and steps are being taken to combat the disease. The Tonopah c hapter of the Red Cross is starting to make enough masks to supply everyone in the town. The following are some of the in structions issued to school children here this morning: Avoid the person who coughs or sneezes, make full use of all avail able sunshine, keep out of crowded places, eat good, clean food; if ill, no matter how slightly, be attend ed by a physician. The epidemic is subsiding in many parts of the country and has subsided to such an extent in army camps that military plans will not be delayed further. It is felt here that the wearing of masks before cases of influenza have appeared may keep it from the town entirely, or greatly lessen the number of cases. Fire Chief Murphy said this I morning: “A few years ago we had ! the laugh on the dogs and now the dogs have the laugh on us.” Even some of the dogs have been provided with masks by their small boy owners and at the dance Satur day evening even the elks’s head in the hall was provided with a mask. The masks have proved the most popular thing for the enter tainment of the small boys and they delight in them, as it recalls, at least to this extent, the days of i Jesse James and Deadwood Dick. I___ NO “KM'” IN GOM>KIBM» A report gained circulation last evening that there were four cases of influenza at the Grimshaw hotel, but nobody has been able to trace the rumor to its source. An in quiry deevloped the fact that there is nobody ill at the Grimshaw. GOLDFIELD =MINES= and mining operations in all other Southern Nevada Mining Districts auk COVERED iN DETAIL 111 ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE Goldfield News and Weekly Tribune Tl*e ( .oldfield district is among the foremost produc ers of gold in the country and i»s lower-grade ores remain practically untouched. Deep mining is now in progress and developments of the greatest importance are presaged for the near future. The “News” will keep its readers in close touch with the important work now being carried forward. 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