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Stoday is Admiral Willia S. en Lraling officer in the service and Of naval operations. Yet little ptud of hilm outside nasal circles. Outwardly or otticially, Admiral is "charged with the opera do of the fleet and with the prepara nad readiness of plans for its use * wa." When congress created the uecular billet which he now fills on 0y ll 1915, the duties of the chief of Mal operations were thus definedl. Aral Benson, then a r:ear admiral, th e job and the public promptly t he was there. When the \war C there were so many other things loecuPY the public mind that no one polreutl has sought to disturb Ad SBenson's official seclusion. Outside his door on the second irodthenavy department is a "posl gly no admittance" sign. A dis lPshd visitor to Washington in. the other day whose office it was and when Informed blandly inquired, .e is Benson?" Evidently he was one of the unacquainted land variety. Deciddng matters of naval strategy in home and foreign waters, looking di the details of every phase of America's naval war program ashore or st4 and supervising all matters relating directly or indirectly to naval war Stbhese are the most important of the duties which Admiral Benson has erform. From a practical viewpoint he is commander in chief of the navy atre and afloat. He is to the navy what the chief of staff is to the army. LOOKS AFTER COUNTRY'S REVENUE 'ge is always good at figures," l Daay's teacher, when talking his mother after she had called at ie schooL This happened In 187I, J 40 years has not changed Daniel elSope. At least Uncle Sam doesn't t so, because he appointed him to ph'Jay the hardest job of a non-mill gtart rtuobe found In Washington. t deie door reads, "Collector of mBi Revenue," and as the revenue isbee nlcreased several times it is OWy to be some job. le began his prmLtion for this career by attend- • M Tdinty college, and after he was p.eted from that North Carolina in I bll.e he continued by attending the j nal university of Washington, D. C,flm which he emerged four years r rady for a fight with the world. loos after his college work ended hialue very much interested in the - sm and weaving Industries. It was leper who developed a scheme of - dihg cotton statistics by a count at frequent intervals during the harvest Ihpiod of the number of bales turned out at the gins. This in itself was t as ahievement, and the government recognized his merit by sending' Sea a srvey of the textile industries In America and in Europe. From t data he was enabled to compile a textbook, which has been used as aIitle Information by experts in this country, as well as abroad. MAY REVOLUTIONIZE MOTOR. POWER Scientific tests are still being made under authorization of congress of a wonderful device of Garabed T. Gir gossian, an Armenian inventor and me chanic of Boston, which if all that is claimed for It proves true, will revo lutionize the motor power of the world The inventor calls his device a "free energy" generator and it is sig nificant that congress deemed the mat ter worthy of scientific tests. Just what the engine is, is not made known. It is claimed by the inventor that it can drive a battleship any distance without stop for fuel, for this strange device uses no fuel; that It can propel an airplane around the world with armor heavy enough to turn aside the heaviest shells, and perform other feats that seem most uncanny. In speaking of his invention, Mr. Giragossian says: "I have not overcome gravity or anything of that kind. The source of b _ r sbady existent and I am going to utilize It by means I have It is oncentrated. If we want to make use of electricity out _t we concentrate on that. It is necessary to build boilers and M goduce thousands of horse power out of coal. My device is . m a way that it is almost condensed energy. The source of I 1 8vet great. It is portable and you can carry it from place toI SU will produce power to turn something, that is all. It does sMa heat It can be put in any room, in any cellar. The principle 5ly im ple that the minute you see it you will say to yourself: 'q Ik't I think of that before.'" CUSTODIAN OF ENEMY PROPERTY Arrangements were made at a con ference between President Wilson and A. Mitchell Palmer, custodlan of ene my property, to put into complete op eration the provisions of the trading with-the-enemy law for custody of property in this country of German I citizens and those of countries allied with Germany. ready has began, the first receipts be ilag a draft for $100,000 vountarily ten ..... i. dered the custodlan, who promptly In vested it In Liberty bonds. Within a short time property worth millions of dollars will be in the cus todlan's hands. President Wilson soon will issue an executive order which will authorize opening of branch bu reaus for receipt of enemy property The altimate disposition of prop erty taken over by his ofee, Mr. Palmer explalaed, rests with eagress, which must decide whether it shall be * UmI b i I troat daring the war by the custodlan as a •('h l e er hxs the salary of Mr. Palmer at $5,000 a year a =-- el give a bond of $100000. 1 JdnN p. VEZiEN, Pres. eCs& Vezien Co., Ltd. oU w.d. @v s. Prompt sdei y. GIVES HER FATHER'S SWORD ti Or~ 1 f I F'uroiti ":r ii, u1 oil:l leIn!,t u t~~Iihe.t 1nts~ per*-.nte t~ tlie it:1te if Vi rginian the~ ni~eir.I '.tut h,' her ill .in nnuikh,* fathlnr. the' ilte ;rince of I~liºii:iia. nnht in tri ~ TI the r:titk 'if gell ern:l hi the C'unfeier:it. nirlnly. Miiii. ie' 1'.n; njv larity nn,i thi *" ' "hi Inn ve i-ler tainied the un (iill-.ii'fletts bieil ininaikid AMERICAN SCHOONER AFIRE OFF FRANCE HE PROTECTS SCOTLAND r Photograph of an American schooner off St. Nazaire. France. :bilze. from stelm to srt.rn. The shipD of thO. zilieh h,'ltuitat to go to the reccue of I1rtninm Admxirnl (e'eil Burney of the British craft. for (,trma:n comnndnl.er. havea. ilted the ,eoy of a sinmulntid ship In navy who Is ill etl'aiizl:al of the fleet distress to bring their prey within t,'rpevh il!ct:ni ee. patroIlling the oist of Scotland. DIGGING FOR COAL IN THE ASH HEAPS OF NEW YORK -- :,6,. .... ., .,, -.. ., , /...4:-..-.6., S ...... ý ,:,../ • .;, ,1., Some sarcity of fuel in the East i gained from thi photograph. , showing poor people of the East SSIAN WOMEN OF THE BATALION OF DEATH DANCING . . Im ..... ..... .-..,., . .,'.... :. 4...;;...t:,.om from their warlike vigilancei they hold dances and playis gained from their camp This unusual photographeople of the East id the women entertaingging forthe o ther memberscity ash heaps on the site of the $12,000,000 courthouse thtalo of Deat h.s to be Under the food conservation regime the old-time joke about the oysterlesa stew may cease to be a Joke and be come a sad reality. Stores are advertlMng corned beed at 80 cents a pound. Remember the time when corned beet mued to be the last word in pleblan tare? -he spartment agriculture a timasthema et Pas a soe drsmla d -ca e[ bhlug It 3l es uthe -u4 a FIRST PICTURE OF THE "RED GUARD" The first photograph to arrive i- u this couuntry wf uI Ym.b. .f the I,,lkevilki "Red Guard," about which much has been heard during the iwvertilrning if the provltonal government. The kilties are said to be setting the fashion for skirt-length In Paris-and just when winter is setting In! The number of publiUe men who are being misquoted and misunderstood is growinag steadily and encouragingly. . workman with a wheelbarrow In aRusa has been able to earsn $0 a day. Amd hw. we have bee pit~g rhe night bring wladnom," says as exchange. But It Is not to be con. pared with the wisdom of the "morn. Ing after." There are planists who show their patriotism by retusing to play "The 'Starpeangled Banner" except at the right times. We have nothig aalag the peedle iale iM gets a place In a WOmn' heart tht t l, d latsaedd a he ee eagr Dewdrop and xi: S By Michael Jarvis Dunlap the" r"-nn Iiin:. - u.. " th:rou::h· it. !I"" :-tiI1 f1itl ii' . a i wcas nL lunar a are .Intity. Iiut :t lart o .inii (1. rt .t11" 1 . nina 1111 of th"e elim:nt. of II. u iler. ills \i !h h:1.1 alwa:1\: 1---n ."xp r" -iii that cr mnnation. tIie ':'att.rinL ..f Ili. n ie-:. air. . :-i;: ii. '" In - :n l mark lia hlitttin: firo . ni it. 11, In 1t11o1 gled its dInuits witi w ih the i-!ir :ir .Uly a lite threnad, sta-irrey div'i..rni ile, reniainidI. Si far a-1 an .""<'fnC.e, a spirit. icaIui (cmlarth.Dnl seat inlIt, taken up and hunyed Ildom by tuhor volume of progress lwas l retiardl. l. The utnit assumed a new nqua.-ous formy with qualities of actual weight 1and form. The sun withdrew its rays, the ,1mass des~cenl.ed now, andl the" fratg ment of vapor that ci ,nlprehen-llt l.,l aIl that was left of Walter lsorne ,r uIts sure.d the sustance of a distiucit drop of .lew. This floated downward, to performn its tiny miission. It swayed with the breeze past lilac gardens, sweet with rectly within the garden that sur I l r i , i rounded the home of Estellle Osborne, ilnow the bereaed one, that tiny lew drop sank deep intol the uheart of ai In her distress and anguish at ithe amid peace , comfort and reinement, heir consuming grief except ithe thought that thellre lwas one who wouldl surtly hasten to her sigarde whent urhe Farr. To her this friend, later lover, still later her flance, had brought ali the cherished joysme of Estpure ov. e O She had t rusted him wholly. Hert father's great anxiety had been concerning the worthiness of the flashi ng, brliliant young man upona whom hde was asked to bestow the, carefully nurtured idrn of hise har He hlad not allttempited to curb the progtress of the iong wod ing. He had tried to feel that whatever faults the Hyoung man might possess would be obscured by the renov. ating power of the sweet, gentie influence aroused fromt her lethargy of e grief her great bereave ment, came toin the noted, but that was natural. He ex pressed his sorrow in tender terms. If Estelle noticed that he was abstract- o ed, that he did not refer o toheir fu- i ture, she traced it indulgently to con- t sideraton for her troubles. He left s her without the customary prearting ber eaveent and left her ceunting the t moments until sHe should see him e e oagain smn i eept t"I am a scoundre l!"a he wmattered, as I he proceeded down the street. What will that sweet, innocent girl tohnk of mhe whein she comes to comprehend the baseness, the meannessly of my inner aturet?"ant ad ee oning the He wiaced at this self-abasement as k he facedss the wayward, cruel purposes ian he had in view. Estelle, as they passed r through the garden, had plucked the a most lovely rose upon her favoorite a bush. He had negltgently placed it a he "Od'"i1 Sh. Stem i. New Od.nes-But with sU the "Y'T.g Ide. " W. L. Douglas Shoes [U-i. Nadel SOLD ONLY BY Schumacher Shoe Store 228 yDa. Stret Supli tlhe ht'e ',i hIn coalt. Its sweet pe'rfulllu e' netitle. a "i'eells'e!l |dim.. He Xvici'iill ty tor·e II trill itl< piieI ii'i, , dlrepied'cl it lillt. ,is po'ke t --tit riese', in th, liat li t un \ iillh r,'lm-,'l tli, qbow ircI \hih etcm,.ettlliize'l tlhe' ,ul egeo iii ccl0 Wale h e e-teernte. lItnf till li' iier Marvin l"nrr en. tL eeltl t ",:: i r .':.- cill-Iell , :iIl:ire' with 'ele'tril" Iiliht. it I'ro ledl with 1 y Ir er'li - J :il' . A 'l !. .-. I il' ii it - e , ti r. A %r thur i Ul,,cI. i-re. ,I himn et'lT <i'te lI. "el lel i h lr :l* I lls lt ,li l't+ ring 1'eel eo ,'ublt i ,l ille.'" sleolkee ll t hlill "Y, i lur 'i -t r. :.,r . VillIi<?" "Y '. .li~ r e I re' (e hl ttitl"n, iand th, r, i- t, ii,..I i ,e tl Illele', ' illi ii ly , ' i ti eh I . , c c i i " I 1 1 t es t rl I h a l lIi T"1. I I Xc le I -lll c eliet liile ¶*Ri htat. .'it recitl ie- ee i--' --Eiele 'id,- I eve':S i. t ii reehlei'tiI at tic.' citicliejeious sIlltei t.i' : lie I l t l t lhe thelic, tlit eel tle' poo ece t' i'l i. n I" C e ll tieece. i th'ert, ol e feI et, eei' lht4.'le t h e' hi t:1C (inll ti l l 'rlitUle .t a lr- i " urf , tr lo• n decr ficli ctiet. "luelebel l- i. c, i li tel thte Il,,eclh re sIrt er itu Xteek, etl rreew' p roeedl li 'lte yur ' tlher. -Il \r1 guel"t it he' cot li;tc,'. Y~,II X ill e eilie?" "Ardl etir 'laxter?" ".tihe is relt.tlel e e I, l eln. Miik e ialy hhlite li' it u S.n i ilt'nS, chi fe'iloc ! ¥iu hn icl" 1o rit\ ll ." uii\\lteli c f FIX ·' t l-.'' sh~r. Po~ Atill in iit'elle, clelley of the theiutiful whilIew, repliltee lc e havie ti mn illilo l il lher i rllIl hi , . Mtrit iir ll irr leiskee I hliitetie i ithee Ilnihiiiht liclurs. lThe glare, t hie. t lltil , lhtl , rti osleihive eye'. ef Eucldesiai Willis eiithrmille'd libn feelr the tiie te ine, . ei fl e leit hlier it w i'is Iih a eroeitit me ' itile' tle .ste'tie S'wee',k at the lieeite ofe her lrolther at iihe Ien'li'ch resert. Outs.eie, hnlee'.ward bouned, the fresh eve'llng lir tle':.l llis Ieestte' d nrain. I11 shrank wilili hliimelf is hei ana lyzael thel tre'c:iee'ry he was tlheut to ('oEtllt. IIn Ia li'iets evly lie had an itie eie stullhie ll t it cover all reason ilel ex eeitilurte's of a iiielest housSe hiel. Tlhe rese-ctuarde' heee b ef Eut telle' as: her owi. With lhive regnant, it Weeihl i(h(e i iar lt.i(ei sf delight. But E-.udleslV Wtitls, her butterfly life, allured hhi. lh. te uld lever Ihve to toil. The sen 1u.u letiuty of the stately ilwiin wuhl tillt his life. On the' ont, Iianl, sitilple leeve' on the ither. lticuliii'es. luxury, the ready requieititen oef lcllt line, e'xeite'ehnit-all the allurii nc'htnimeent of opulehnce. "I u ill X rite e fw briehf ein'es t Es tellh. I will (enfess to thelthat I a1m uiori ethliy f eUch 'i love i lhers. Poor girl. WVr,.eethe'd, se,'ltlsh craven II But thIe dile (l s cast." Whel ie' rea'heul his oewn room his liandl cie in (.,liliect with tihe rose in hi. ltc'ket. lie lhung it culrelessly on the bureau, Welnt te eed, tossed un easily for ai tnime, ande finally went to sle,'l, fee'llng thati he hd sld his soul tee the evil eone. ills dreams were enot pleasant ones. ie aweeke ln the morning unrefreshed and lrr!table. Thee weight of remorse was on his mind. T"II get throuu.h with it at one dash," he niuttlered, "and send the note to Estelle. I'll he',:ve the city, so my dete'rminatlon cannot be weakened. Wealth, luxury, schlety-I would bee a fool to harter all this for love." How the sweetness of past hours at the rose-hung garden came back to himI Passing the bureau, he reached out and casually lifted the rejected rose. Within it the soul of tears llngered. Their moisture had kept the flower fresh as when it was plucked. The stroeng, vital scent of the rose made the ntian reminiscent. Farther back than Estelle ran the swift grouping thIughts of Marvin Farr. They used to have such roses, all purity and beauty, at the old homestead where metilier He chked up as the poignant mem ory of that mother's loving care and ldvice came back to him. "Always be a man," she had said, tnd he was about to become a pol troon, a traitor, a ruthless desecrator of the holy pledges of love. He wa vereel, a dimness came Into his eyes. lie fell to his knees by his bedside and hurst into tears. When he areset his face was calm, his eyes wore a new expression of re solve, mingled wilh contrition. With a steady hand he indited a nete to Ar thur Beend, to infoirm him that circum stances prevented hris accepting the in vitation to the beach res.ert. The dewdrop sank deeper Into the heart of the rose, to become a part of it--of the rose which was to become a cherished secret memento to Marvin Parr through all the years to come. And aftar, when gentle, loving Es telie was by his side, there seemed to be with them a spirit that blessed them. IEhe dewdrop had performed its mission and the soul of Walter Os borne was at rest. Wooe Production in Sweden. A recent official report on the wool proxluction of Sweden says there are 8~)0,tJ000 owners of 1,200,000 sheep, and that the average clip is 3 kilos per she-,ep, making the total production 3, 60) maetric tons. IChe owners of tre she's-p are only allowed to keep for their own use 2 kilos (2.2 pounds) for each member of the family, the re mainder being delivered to the govern ment. Scholarshlp Memorial. A scholarship in memory of Miss fsabella Austin has been founded at the University of Washington, to be known as the Isabella Austin scholar ship. The first holder is Miss Kath ryn Barnhlael of Tacoma. The schol arship is awarded on a basis of per sonal need, scholarship in high school, and womanly promise.