The most important Imin in the
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.
"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
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
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
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
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...... 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 . .
..... ..... .-..,., . .,'.... :. 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
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
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.
There are planists who show their
patriotism by retusing to play "The
'Starpeangled Banner" except at the
We have nothig aalag the peedle
iale iM gets a place In a WOmn'
heart tht t l, d latsaedd a he
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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