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WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 11 —
Success of the navy tn solving its
war time aircraft problems is at
tributed to the policy consistently
followed of making this work con
form in regular naval practice.
Rear Admiral David W. Taylor,
chief constructor, in his annual re
port made public today, says air
craft production has been handled
like other departmental technical
questions, and despite the great
expansion of forces necessary, “di
rection and control of aircraft
questions have been cared for by
officers familiar with the methods
of the navy department.”
“Civilians,” Admiral Taylor con
tinues. “have thus been able to
carry on their naval work under
the most favorable conditions. This
policy has demonstrated its sound
ness. The types of aircraft de
veloped for production have prov
ed successful, changes have been
a minimum and have been adopted
only with a view to improvement.”
As the report was prepared prior
to the cessation of hostilities, it
does not go into detail on any part
of the building operations of the
navy. As to aircraft, however, it
shows that both types of seaplanes
used by the navy are “fundament
ally American,” improved in de
sign on British experience. In Oc
tober producion of the two main
types was in excess of require
Development of balloons for
naval purposes also comes under
Admiral Taylor’s bureau. His re
port shows that much experimental
work was done with types of para
! chutes, an officer of the construc
tion corps having dropped from an
; airship In flight and from a kite
i balloon to test the design adopted.
The same officer also successfully
tried oat a new type of parachute
"carrying the basket of the kite
balloon and its occupants."
The original plan for the naval
; aircraft factory at the Philadel
i phla yard called for 1000 small ma
i chines annually, the report says.
| In January, 1918, however, the
1 navy’s requirements were suddenly
! expanded and the plant was con
I verted into an assembling center
: with four times that capacity. The
: original program maximum was
reached last March and the expan
! sion work has now also been com
j pleted.
Admiral Taylor gives no details
| as to the ship construction. As
; to the destroyer program, his most
i significant statement is that the
| government-owned plant at Squan
tum. Mass., is to be continued as
a permanent adjunct to the navy.
CHICAGO, Dec. 11. — Federal
Judge Samuel Alschuler, arbitra
tor in the dispute between the
packers and their employes, began
hearing testimony in connection
with the demand of the men for
an increase of 25 per cent in wag
es over the salary schedule award
ed a year ago for the period of
the war.
The men charged that the pack
ers failed to obey certain provis
ions of the former award. The
new petition contained 35 specific
demands. One hundred thousand
employes are involved.
WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 11.—
Debate on the revised war reve
nue bill began in the senate yes
terday with the presentation of
majority and minority reports from
the senate finance committee.
The measure was given right of
way, and, because of republican op
position to fixing the 1920 taxes,
the discussion is expected to con
tinue almost indefinitely.
Senator Thomas of Colorado pre
sented an individual report, and
LaFollette and Smoot plan to do
the same later.
Senator Simmons, for the major
ity, said that business is entitled
to know why tax burdens would be
imposed in 1920.
Senator Penrose said conditions
are too uncertain to fix this tax.
He declared it a foregone conclu
sion that taxes will be lower in
A Smileage Book at the
Tribune Office
3EUL1N, Dec. 11. — ‘‘1 will
not put un with these conditions
another we?k. I will get out," de
daied Philip Scheidemann in a
speech defending the government
and himself against attacks of the
Spartacus group.
Scheidemann declared that' the
government had 90 per cent of the
German population behind it, “but
nevertheless it is sitting on a pow
der keg."
LONDON, Dec. 6. — In a detail
ed restatement of his policy calling
for the trial and punishment of
men responsible for the war, how
ever high their place, Premier
Lloyd George yesterday pledged
the entire influence of the British
government at the peace conference
to see that justice is done. De
claring for the expulsion and ex
clusion of enemy aliens from Brit
ish soil, the premier pointed out
that a considerable proportion of
enemy residents of the United
Kingdom during the war abused
British hospitality and thus for
feited their claims to remain.
- . --o-.
Official figures of the Fourth Lib
erty loan in the twelfth federal
reserve district show a total for
Arizona of $9,52G,250, or over $3,
000 above its quota. Nevada had
$5,996,150, or almost $1,000,000
above its quota.
SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. 6. —
Pronouncement by Arthur J. Bal
four, British secretary of state for
foreign affairs, that Germany’s col
onies will not be returned to h?r
after the war revives in Australia
and New Zealand animated discus
sion o£ the future of all the islands
in the Pacific south of the equator.
''Whatever conclusion is reached
by the allies at the peace confer
ence as to the disposition of Ger
man New Guiena and Gercan Sa
moa, not to mention the Marshall,
Caroline and Ladrone groups, it is
generally admitted that an entire
recasting of the various adminis
trations of the British islands is
needed to develop their great po
tential wealth, afford security for
trade and insure adequate defense.
It is believed that a federation
of all the British archipelago un
der a central authority having the
seat of government at the most
convenient center will eventuate
after the war.
Thus, in effect, a new state
would be created which might be
called the British Pacific Federa
tion and might be administered by
a governor-general or high com
i missioner. Such a governor-gen
j eral or high commissioner would
not be concerned with the local
governmental affairs of any par
ticular group, but with the federa
tion as a whole. He might be
assisted by a council composed of
j appointed officials, representatives
i elected by each island group, and
trade commissioners representing
Great Britain, Australia, New Zea
land and Canada.
Local legislators would, under
| such a scheme as this, have as
large a measure of self-government
as compatible with the proportion
of whites to South Sea islanders
and Asiatics, incapable at present
of self-government.
It is pointed out here, however,
that if the British islands are fed
i erated, means of communication
between them must be provided in
order that their administration and
general welfare may obtain. Ex
isting steamer services radiate
from Sydney in Australia and Auk
land in New Zealand, but groups
served by any one line have no
connecting link with adjacent isl
ands served by other lines or with
China and India, save by way of
WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 11.—
An appeal by Premier Clemenceau
of France for an American con
tribution of 2000 planes a month
and a to‘al of 5000 rviators an1
50.’' 0 spuialized mechanics forr
ed the basis of the aircraft program
io which tfce United fitates w:i3
committed in the war, Major Gen
eral Ken!y, director of military
aercuauiics, said in his annual re
port. issued today.
He said the nation had not the
slightest knowledge of the in
struction necessary for radio pho
tography or the enlisted personnel
and that “consequently the first
men largely trained themselves be
fore teaching others.”
MERS lillM
PEKING, Dec. 6. — From al
most every province of China come
reports of outrages committed by
robbers, and some of their recent
exploits equal those of the terrible
White Wolf, who ravaged a huge
stretch of territory before meeting
a none too timely end.
Shantung is the happy hunting
ground of thousands of bandits be
cause of geographical facilities
w’hich enable the rascals when pur
sued by troops to enter adjoining
provinces whence they cannot be
followed. This state of affairs has
been made n ich worse by General
Chi Kwang, who, after his defeat
in Kwangtung by the southern
armies, recruited from the Shan
tung banditti fresh levies for his
expedition. He secured wholesale
a force of 5000 men by promising
to make their leader a brigadier
general in the republican army of
Dissatisfied to find no nay forth
coming, these robber recruits com
menced looting and attacked the
Tientsin-Pukow railway, the link
between Peking and Shanghai.
Here, however, they met the
Shantung troop and several bat
tles were fought before the bandits
were dispersed. The train service
was interrupted by the bandits
tearing up a portion of the line.
General Lung Chi Kwang denies
all responsibility for the misguid
ed activities of his recruits, but the
government has prohibited the en
listment of further men before ap
proval has been given. Such is the
situation in China .today.
n •
The following is a list of un
claimed letters in the Goldfield,
j Nevada postoffice remaining un
i called for up to and including the
week ending December 7, 191S.
Please say “advertised” ■when call
ing for same.
Robert Canning
Josie Cushing
i R. C. Goodwin
J. A. Koocher
Mr. Kitty
S. Lamont
J. M. McArthur
J. C. Mclntee
Michael McBride
R. J. McLean
Wm. Pore
Mrs. Josephine Ruis
Thomas J. Regan
Fred Searle
T. A. Smith
ICoprrlrbt. UU. W**t*f» N«w*p*p*r Unloa.)
Elizabeth left her place before the
typewriter on the doctor’s desk to wel
come a timid patient, who waited In
the doorway. But presently she was
back again, telephones and buzzers
seeming to call her on every side. And
one could not know that the girl who
responded so tirelessly and cheerfully
was longing in her very soul to be
away from It all—away from the re
cital of aches and pains, from the
hurry and noise of the business world.
As If borne on a drifting breeze
came a sweet memory of grandmoth
er’s home In a country town. Her child
ish vacations had been spent there,
and Elizabeth had never forgotten the
magic Joy of those times. Some time
she had hoped to go back to brighten,
perhaps, her grandmother’s declining
years, but word came that grandmoth
er had passed beyond that need. So
the old homestead would be desolate
Elizabeth supposed that the sale of
the property would barely cover a
well-remembered mortgage, after nec
essary debts were paid. But today as
she returned from encouraging the
timid patient a long envelope lay face
upward on the doctor’s desk. It was
addressed to herself and when Eliza
beth had perused Its intricate word
ing she found this same old property
to be hers absolutely by grandmother’s
There had been extra money, n ap
peared, to meet those other demands.
Elizabeth, her dark eyes widening be
neath the gold-brown hair, stared at
the written document and moved im
pulsively toward the doctor’s private
“You must let me go,” she told him
when he had read the paper. “I want
to see what I can do with grandmoth
er’s old place."
“Raise chickens and live by your
self?” laughingly queried the physi
cian who had been her father’s
“Oh—do you think that I could?
she asked.
Later when she passed down the vil
lage street inquiring glances followed
her graceful figure. But Elizabeth was
all unaware. She was living again in
fancy the happy days In that square
old house at the end of the road.
But as she passed inside, regarding
all those familar objects which were
now her own, into the girl’s heart
came a passion of longing for posses
sion, to live here, to have a real
home. Some one would give her com
panionship surely if she could but
keep the old place up.
“How could thnt be done?” she
asked herself wearily, sinking into the
soft depths of one of grandmother’s
chairs. The dreams and longings of
that confident girlhood came poignant
ly back in the atmosphere of grand
mother’s home—the great house re
paired and beautiful, the gurden won
derful to see with sun-dial and foun
tain—as they used to be—and in
grandmother’s drawing room, herself,
seated before the piano playing, com
posing the harmonies that had never
quite censed singing themselves
Uirougn an ner uusj
,in tlie background of the very young
Elizabeth’s fancies a man’s figure had
hovered. Must not every happy maid
en have her lover? Elizabeth now had
forgotten the lover! All at once her
typing fingers were eager, insistent to
touch the piano keys. So in the shad
ows floated a “Song Without Words.”
the unspoken dream, perhaps, which
had lain hidden so long in her heart.
Through the diamond panes the sun
turned the musician’s hair to a golden
halo. On und on she played. When
her music had reached its last vibrant
note the man arose and unhesitatingly
passed into the room.
"Repeat that last passage,” he com
manded, and Elizabeth, glancing about
absently as though still under a spell,
.When she turned around upon the
piano stool the strange man stood over
her searching her face excitedly.
“Your own composition?’ he asked.
“Why yes,” Elizabeth replied won
The man’s tone was still abrupt.
“What will you take for it?”
“I am afraid," Elizabeth replied,
“that I do not understand your mean
ing, or,” she added, “who you are.”
The man laughed and his low laugh
i ter had a pleasing sound. “You must
: overlook my intrusion and my abrupt
request,” he said. “Enthusiasm and the
joy of discovery carried me away. The
name of Lawrence Barry may not be
unknown to you. Today I have been
visiting the town of my birth. Soon I
return for my concert tour. In vain I
have searched for new melodies, sweet
haunting tunes to the themes I love.
Each writer disappoints; his music is
stereotyped. But yours tonight—All!
yours!—” The great singer smiled.
“If you would but sell that last ex
quisite fancy to me.” he said. “You
( might name an extravagant price.”
Elizabeth stood before him, she was
trembling, but she laughed softly.
“My playing,” she said, “was but the
expression of a wish to keep this
place my home; home! Do you know
what that means?”
“I know,” the man answered de
cidedly, “that I will buy up everything
of that sort that you can compose.
And so Elizabeth’s dream all came
i true. And when Lawrence Barry Is
! singing at his best you may be sure
j that he is thinking of a wonderful old
! place he calls home and of Elizabeth,
| the gifted wife, who is his inspiration.
PARIS, Dec. 7. — Probably the
biggest problem that the Young
Men’s Christian asoclation has to
face in the city of Paris is the
housing of soldiers who flock to
this city in thousands for 24 to 48
hours’ leave. Every American boy
who comes to France is eager to
see the city of Paris, and the pric
es of accommodation at the French
hotels is beyond the possibility of
their purses. The Y. M. C. A. has
several hotels where they can go
and for one franc a night get a
bed and a shower. Meals are serv
ed at cost.
The Pavilion is the largest of
these hotels and as an illustration
the crowd that flocked in there the
other night is a good one to be
guided by. The hotel was full to
overflowing. The other hotels in
the neighborhood on the overflow
list were also crowded to the limit.
The office also has a long list of
rooms which French families will
rent to soldiers. The list was ex
hausted. Yet the men kept pouring
in. Seventy-six men took off their
coats, rolled them up, made them A '
into pillows and slept on the floor
of the "lounge room.”
At 11:30 p. m. MIsb Elizabeth
Gilman, who has charge of the can
teen service at the Pavillion,
thought she would call it a day s
work and go to bed. But just as
she was starting up stairs she
heard a pounding on the door.
She opened the door to find 34
enlisted men. They wanted cover
for the night, and “for the love of
Uncle Sam, sister, food of some
sort.” She let them in and called
another canteen worker. Together
they went into the kitchen and stole
the bread that was hidden in the
closets for morning. They found a
key to the storage room and then
dragged out meat to make into
sandwiches. They started a fire in
the stove and made hot chocolate
and the 34 boys were fed.
WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 11.—
Creation of a congressional com
mittee to determine the readjust
ment of salaries of all postal em
ployes, including postmasters, is
proposed in the postoffice appro
priation bill for next year, report
ed to the house.
Other provisions would make i
permanent salary increases given |
last year and authQrize a 50 per j
cent increase for clerk hire allow- j
ance for third-class posoffics.
PARIS, Dec. 6. — The Paalais
de Glace In Paris, which the Y. M.
C. A. has opened as an amusement
place for American and allied sol
diers, is hidden among the trees in
the Champs Elysees and had long
been one of the world-famous skat
ing rinks. It was opened in Octo
ber and is going to be a life saver
to the lonely boy who has no mon
i ey to spend in expensive music
halls. The theater in this palace
seats 1300, and every afternoon
and every night there is “some
thing doing.” And it is open to
The tired French Poilu, the
British Tommy, the Polish legion
naire, the Greek, anybody on the
allied side can walk up to the
I counter and refresh his hungry
1 body with hot soup and salad and
sandwiches, alongside of the Amer
| ican boy. The shows are abso
| lutely free to all men and women
in the uniforms of the allied na
| The weekly program is made up
of two professional boxing match
es a week, two vaudeville shows
given by Broadway’s best talent,
Chicago’s latest hits and Frisco’s
popular teams; one religious eve
j ning beginning with movies, and
one night a week of informal talks
and interesting lectures about
France. The audience on these
educational nights is phenomenal,
proving that our soldiers want to
learn about this wonderful country
in which they fought.
The Palais de Glace is under di
rection of Dr. Thomas W. Graham
of Minneapolis, Minn., and Miss
Elizabeth Gilman of Baltimore,
, Md., who runs the canteen.
WASHINGTON. d7 C., Dec. P.—
i The war department has announc
ed that it will sell at public auc
tion wool on hand. The amount
offered at each sale will be what,
“in the opinion of experts the mar
ket can easily absorb” and a min
| imum price will be fixed.
Snakes in the Ocean.
It is not generally known that there
arc snakes in the ocean. There are
numerous varieties of small snakes
that live in all oceans; then there are
the eels, of course, which go from the
salt water to the fresh. In the waters
around southern Asia there lives the
banded sea snake, which has stripes
around its body and broad tail, and
can swim with great speed.—Christian
Science Monitor.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 11.—
Only 44 vessels of the navy, in
cluding army and cargo transports,
manned by naval crews, were lost
after the declaration of war.
Only 12 of these were destroyed
by enemy submarines. This was
revealed by an appendix to the an
nual report of Secretary 61 the
Navy Daniels, just made public.
Only three of the 12 ships tor
pedoed were war craft. The de
stroyer Jacob Jones was sunk with
a loss of C2 lives; the coast guard
cutter Tampa, losss 112; the arm
ed yacht Alcedo, 20 lives.
The ships lost by mines included
only one war craft, the armored
cruiser San Diego, which was sunk
with a loss of 50 lives.
CHICAGO, Dec. 11. — Doubt
tuberculosis is a “city disease” was
presented to the American Public
Health asociation convention here
today by Dr. Burton R. Rogers of
New York. He said the secretary
of the Indiana state board of health
had written him that out of a to
tal population of 13,000 in Craw
ford county, Indiana, 2000 had
died of tuberculosis within 10
“Can such a record be even par
alleled in the worst Tung block” in
the worst city in America?” asked
the speaker. “Investigation in
oiher states might reveal even
worse conditions.”
Dr. Rogers explained that Craw
ford county has 304 square miles
and that the 13,000 residents are
scattered on 1861 farms and in 21
towns and villages, the largest ur
ban center containing less than
1200 inhabitants. He added:
"It is doubtful if there Is a
three-story tenement in the county,
and if every house is not at least
10 feet from every other house and
if every living and sleeping room
has not one or more outside win
dows. These are certainly not
city conditions.”
Why Called “Clove."
The word '‘clove” has come down
I from the French word “clou,” which
means a nail, because of the resem
blance, partly real and partly fanciful,
which the dried clove bears to a nail.
Cloves in Commerce.
The ciovc tree has been introduced
into the western world and now is, and
..'or more than a eentury has been,
grown in Brazil, Guiana and the Wesi
Indian islands. Clove trees now grow
n groves in the island cf Mauritius,
where plantations were set out under
the auspices of the French in the
eighteenth century, and in Zanzibar
md Pemba. These last named islands,
jff the east coast of Africa, have be
come important producers of cloves,
lava and Sumatra, in the east, also
wake their contribution to the world’*
apply of cloves.
">d all mining blanks far sale at
The Tribune Stationery Store.

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