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THE RPMl WEEKtV TRIRUNE. NORTH PLATTE. NEBRASKA
By CAPT. PAUL DEWS HER.
London. The observer settled him
self beside tlie pilot In tlio big bomb
ing machine. On cither Bide the en
gines roared thunderously. The signal
was given nnd the niuclilne moved for
ward, tnrned Into tlio wind and rushed
across the grass into the dim night.
It climbed swiftly In wide circles,
and below could be seen the dim
countryside where a few scattered
lights twinkled. Far to the right lay
a winding river, like a thread of sil
ver ribbon. Beside the silver ribbon,
nearly 200 miles away, lay the Ger
man town which formed' this night's
In front qf the two airmen glowed
tho phosphorescent dials of the re
cording Instruments. Soon they reg
istered sufficient height for the ma
chine to turn toward tho lighting Hue,
up nnd down which great white star
shells were rising, to hang suspended
for n few moments before fndhig out
into tho darkness.
The wing-lights were switched off,
the lines were crossed, and friendly
territory left further nnd further be
hind. Far abend the glare of many blast
furnaces could be seen, nnd nbove
them tho long, white lingers of Ger
mnn searchlights swept restlessly to
We flew on steadily, vainly sought
by the searchlights and unscathed by
the flerco barrago of shells which
burst thickly far below them.
Over Enemy Territory.
Soon tho first barrier of defense
wus passed, and for a long tlmo we
flow over mile upon mile of enemy ter
ritory, over dimly lit towns and sleep
ing fields and villages. We passed u
big city lying ou the bank of tho
river. We could see the bridges, black
across the band of sliver, nnd over tho
city Bwcpt three long searchlights.
Still we How on, leaving tho city fan
behind. On either side tho engines
roared steadily. Behind us hung In
readiness tho yellow bombs.
When we hnd been flying over Ger
man territory for moro than two hours
wo snw ahead of tis on tho river the
lights of another big city. This was
our objective, and nt onco the machine
swept round toward it
The observer crawled into the back
nnd, lying fnco down, opened tho slid
ing door in tho floor of tho machine.
Below him Iny a square of moonlit
country on which ho could sec a llttlo
scattered village nnd the edge of a
forest. And then the twisting river
came into his view. Ilo leaned his
head out of tho hole and saw tho
black muss of tho town a llttlo ahead
of the machine.
Already he had noticed the dark
line of the railway running Into tho
city. Tho pilot steered tho mnchlno
round by tho observer's directions, so
thnt it might follow tho rallwny, nnd
so find surely tho grout railway Junc
tion that wns to bo tho target for his
Two scnrchllghts hnd now sprung
up, nnd hero and there In tho suy
burst n fow random shells, lie coutd
see the puffs of smoke, white In the
moonlight, drift beneath htm.
Hit Railway Junction.
We Ignored the searchlights and
flew steadily on with engines roaring.
Tho big city twinkling with hundreds
of cnrefully shaded lights lay spread
now below the observer's peephole.
Tho fore-and-aft bar of the bomb sight
drew near tho station nnd touched It.
The observer's hand reached out to tho
bomb release lever at his side.
Tho luminous rnnge bars crossed
tho edge of tho Junction. He pushed
the lever hand over, drew It back
and pushed it over again nnd again.
IJelow ho could see for n moment tho
fnt cylinders spinning down toward
tho railway Junction.
Ho climbed up beside the pilot nnd
told him to turn. The scnrchllghts
erratically swept to nnd fro with every
suggestion of panic, fear or lack of
skill. The airmen laughed at them
nnd, sweeping round, started on tho
long homeward Journey.
. Tho observer wns looking down in
tently to the black triangular mass of
the railway Junction, with Its crowded
sidings. A great spurt of red flnmo
leaped up at Its edge as the first boiilh
exploded. Then another followed,
right In the Junction. Then (mother,
and yet another. The fifth caus'eUn
tremendous explosion, followed by
blinding while flames acres dfJt
Clenrly an ammunition train had been
hit V '
Then the others burst, one nften,nn
other, leaving the railway Junction
shrouded In moonlit smoke through
which the red light of a growing lire
HALF SALARY GOES TO, WAR
Candidate for Prosecuting Attorney at
Seattle Makes Unusual
Seattle, Wash. Thomas D. Page,
who Is a cundldnto on tho Republican
ticket for the nomination of prosecut
ing nttorncy of this county, mnkea the
unusual promise that If elected ho
will dovoto at least ono-hnlf of his sal
ary to war purposes.
Page says he will give $1,000 of his
salary to tho Hod Cross, tho Young
Men's Christian association, tho
Knights of Columbus nnd the Salvation
urmy, divided equally. Ilo also prom
ises to Invest ?2.000 In Thrift stamps,
so thnt at least tho salary for one-half
his term will bo devoted to the war.
FOR U. S. AIRMEN
Somewhere in England. From the
tip-top peak of tho highest hill on
tho highest ground for miles around
this historic village flutters the Stars
and Stripes over the largest American
aviation camp in England.
Stretched over an area of about a
mile nnd a half square, the camp ac
commodates about 8,000 Yunk airmen,
mechanics and privates In tho uvln
tlon service. Far, far below in tho
vulley lies the village, with Its quaint
old English thntched roofed houses
stretched out like n toylnud.
Every member of the American uvl
ntlon service pusses through this
camp en routo from America io
France, via England. They come here
Immediately from the American trans
ports, and remain a week or two, when
they are dispatched to tho various
American and British aviation train
ing camps. They remain lu these
camps three or four months, perhaps
more, putting tho finishing touches to
their training. Then they are brought
back to this camp, completely
equipped, and dispatched to Franco
for sky battles with tho Huns over
No Mnn's Land.
Thousands Have Passed.
Tho camp has Just been olllclnlly
opened. Thousands nlrendy have
passed through it and preparations
are being mndo to handle tens of
thousands, a camp olllcer sntd. Major
Page, son of Ambassador Page, Is tho
At tho dedication of the post re-
BRITISH GIRLS MAKING AIRPLANES
&&&MDm . H . .v? w 1 ' item m
ccntly, General Blddlc, head of the
American forces In England; Atribns
sndor Pogo and General Livingston,
chief of the Hrltlsh air service, pre
sided. Many members of the Ameri
can and British diplomatic and mili
tary service, government oHlcinlH,
lords and Indies from nil aver Great
Britain, attended tho ofllclal opening.
Following the American ling raising
there was a review of Americun troops
from all surrounding camps and ath
letic sports on the college green. At
night hundreds attended n big. Infor
mal dinner given by the mayor In the
town hall In honor of tho American
aviation opening In England. Danc
With Lieut. T. T. Toole, camp mess
ofllcer, formey second bnseman of the
Columbus (O.) American Association
team, tho correspondent visited the
With Its row after row of tents, the
camp was a veritable tented city. In
a big, galvanized Iron structure at
one end Yankee cooks wore busy pre
paring a soup and roast beef dinner'
for these hundreds of hungry Yank
Hundreds of white loaves of bread
were piled on huge trays in tho
kitchen. It wns a miniature bread
mountuin. They'll get away with thn'tT
in ono incul, a Yankee baker laughed.
In another galvanized iron structuro
wns a largo Red Cross shower bath
liouso illlcd at the time with mule
Yankees enjoying and shivering
through a cold plunge. At each show
er they wore lined up three deep, and
as one would fall away chattering"
from the cold water nuother would
plunge In. Tho Yankees go about two
weeks without a bath en route from
America toEngland and they'ro eagcr
10 gei 10 uRVsaowcfs nere.
Perhaps tho prettiest and mosV
elaborately furnished structuro In the
cump is tho olllcers' clubrooms fur
nished by tho Hed Cross nnd Y. M.
C. A. American flags, pennants and'
pictures adorn the walls, and there's
a much-overworked plnno that groans
under too much Americun ragtime.
Here tho young olllcers sing, dance
and bunny-hug with ench other whlU
one of their number bangs the piano.
There's n plentiful supply of Amorl
can newspapers and magazines there
In the issue o: the Central Division
Bulletin of the American Bed Cross of
August 28 the following article ap
Women of Cheerful Disposition for
Hospital Hut Service Abroad.
Several hundred American women,
whose dispositions uro of the cheerful
variety, are wanted for work In the
Bed Cross hospital huts in France.
The "cheerful disposition" proposition
Is un essenttnl requisite, for the reason
that their duty will be to spread cheer
among tho boys who are convalescing
nfter wounds received on the battle
field or from attacks of illness.
The bureau of personnel of the
Americun Bed Cross nlready has en
rolled 150 of these workers, while 443
Is the number estimated ns necessary
to be supplied before the first of Jnn
uary, 1019. The Bed Cross commis
sioner to France, In a cablegram call
ing for these hospital hut workers,
specifying some of tho qualifications
required, suggested that the women
chosen should be those who are keen
on entertainment. Lots of music, read
ing aloud, nnd all that sort of thing
help to make the recovery of wounded
and sick soldier boys much quicker
than otherwise would be the cuse.
Everything that keeps up spirits and
turns thoughts In a chnnnel that pre
vents one of the bitterest of all ail
ments homesickness Is n godsend.
Tho American Bed Cross Intends
that there shall be no lack of enter
tainment nnd good cheer "over there,"
nnd It is particularly desired therefore
that the call for hospital hut workers
bo complied with according to sched
ule. Those who volunteer for this
service will be expected to remain
abroad for at least a year.
It is desirable that applicants be
able to pay their own expenses, but in
cases of exceptional qualifications the
Bed Cross will pay living expenses In
France. Transportation to and from
Franco will be furnished by the Bed
There1 should be no mistaken notion
that this hospital hut service is easy
work, for It surely Is not. Emergen-
cles may arise, which will mnke It
necessary to call upon tho workers for
duties not-on the program; for it Is
now an established rule of the Red
Cross that all those accepting service
abroad must hold themselves In readi
ness, to accept' any duty which Is as
signed to them. Only those who huvo
strong constitutions, and do not tire
easily and who still possess that
never-to-bo-forgotteu "cheerful dispo
sition" are fitted for enrollment In
the hospltul hut service. Application
should bo made to the Bureau of Per
sonnel, Central Division, ISO North
Wabash avenue, Chicago, 111.
Interest In Plaids.
Perhaps it is through the influence
of the Scotch kilties, who huve np-
penrcd at various times in our Ameri
can cities to remind us thnt the kins
men of Bruce and Wallace are among
our allies, that we have revived our
interest in plaids. Perhaps it is Just
because bright colors are lu vogue as
a counteractive against the grlmness
of war, or perhaps It Is Just time that
plaids returned to vogue they do
periodically, do they not? At tiny rate,
some of the roost Interesting of the
now separate skirts are made from
Scotch plaid and some of these skirts
are mndo in pleated designs to carry
out tho Idea of the Highlander.
It would be Impossible to create a
moro artistic garment for summer
wear thnn the smock. Young girls nnd
slender women find it exceptionally
becoming. The loose nnd straight but
pliable lines of the smock conccnl and
oven beautify defects, simulating a
pleasant roundness of figure. The ma
terials used for them range from cal
ico to georgette crepe. One very prac
tical smock is very much like a large
ullover upron, for it buttons on the
shoulders, Is very long nnd shows
huge pockets capable of holding any
necessary articles, from knitting to
Upholstering department or a great airplane factory In England where
girls uro putting on the fabric covering for tho decks and fuselage.
Canada Gives Up Luxuries
Anderson, Ind. After a life of more
thnn thirty years the Anderson Bar
tenders' union has disbanded. As n
result the funds on hand were dlstrlb
....... i i. .i. . .
men nun vueu ui utu memners re
ceived $18.H3 refund. Indiana's . de
mand for bartenders ceased April '2,
wio, wnen ine siute-wiae none-dry
prohibition law became effective.
a jamas of
Vnncouver, II. C Hero ure a foxv
n'gns showing what Cnnndn Is doing
to help win the war by conservation
in civilian life.
The, biggest, result hns been prohibi
tion. The Dominion Is dry ns tho Sa
ltern. The consumption of candy has been
cut 50 per cent
Picture shows nnd theaters have
shrunk hi number to u marked de
gree. You can travel from tho Atlantic tp
the Pacific and never see a piano, n
phonograph, violin or other musical In
strument ofTored for snlc. Everyone
Is wearing tils old ckithcs.
"Why should wo buy luxuries and
music when our defenders need bread
and tho Bed Cross Is begging for mercy
fnnds?" tho Canadian reasons.
Travel is falling off. Tho summer
tourist is becoming rune. One of the
largest resorts in tlio Canadian Boek
es ban tin average of only 80 gu.ts.
with moro thnn twice as many serv
ants and COO rooms.
A street sweeper would he put In tho
zoo. He's nearly an extinct animal.
You'll find him unlondlng ships and
working In mines. And a water wagon
it's in tho has-been class.
Canadians nre chiefly concerned with
gottlng enough to eat and wear.
War's Inlluenco Is everywhere. Three
of tho hufTnlo kept by the government
nt Banff Springs broke ofT diplomatic
relations nnd destroyed each other In
a vicious battle of horns.
Meet After 55 Years.
New York. Louis Campbell of New
York city and Anderson Campbell of.
Lnccy, Gn brothers and veterans of
ttic Civil war. met recently for the first
time sinco their parting fto years ago
Many women have become addicted
to the pajamii habit, aud pajamas aro
Seghinlng to crowd nightdresses In
tho good graces of the up-to-date young
vomnn. Already manufacturers are
turning out n variety of them In cot
on nnd In silk rubrics. They are
made In, two pieces with more or less
fancy coats and Jackets and in the
plain original model borrowed from
'.he lr scnllne garment. But the tend
ency Is away from tho severe type to
tho more feminine and frivolous sryies,
After lilddliiL' fnrovvoll to
on the eve of the Buttle of Frederick- I 'in the picture n one-plcco model of
Isomt flesh-colored wash satin is snown, u
burg, Anderson was made a prls
during the battle of Chancellorsvllle,
At the close of tho war ho went fur
ther South, while his brother returned
homo to tho Orange mountnlns.
Hun Telle Allies' Alms.
Newcastle, Pa. These are tfio allies',
war alms, according to a O.-nuan pris
oner In Prance, related In n letter from
Pte, Marry MeBrlde to hfo mother here;
"Italy is lighting to Imlp whir. Aus
tria: Fro nee Is fighting to Mtve her
country; England Is f)i;lji'u' inr tho
yeas and the American tuo Canting
mnonrcd nt -the Style Show recently
acid nt Chicago, and Its lure caused
uuny a good dollar to pass from buy
jrs of apparel to the manufacturer of
Ills particular garment These buyers
mow its luro will coax more uollars
nit of the purses of dainty nnd luxury
Wnsii sniln llncerle seems an x-
BUDDING GAINING IN FAVOR
Most Economical Form of Artificial'
reproduction of Fruit Trees
Operation Is Simple.
(Prepared by the United Stntcs Iicpart-
mem oi ABriuiuiure.
Budding la one of the most econom
Icnl forms of artificial reproduction,
and each year witnesses its more gen
eral use. Some nurserymen hnvu gone
so far as to use it as a substitute for
nil modes of grafting, savo whip graft
ing in the propagation of tho dwarf
pear. Budding is economical In tho
amount of wood used from which to
take buds. In this method u singlo
bud docs the work of tlio threo or more
upon tlio scion used In, grafting. But
while It Is economical tof wood, It ls
expensive In the use of stocks, n seed
ling being required for each tree,
while, with tho piece-root system of'
grafting, two, three, or moro stock
can bo made from a single seedling.
The operation of budding Is slmple-
nnd can be done with great speed by-
expert buddcrs. Tho expense of tho-
operation Is, therefore, not more tlma
that of whip grafting, although the
work has usually to be done in July,.
August, or early September. The usu
al plnn is for n mnn to set the.buds-
nnd a boy to follow closely ana do tne-tying.
The bud should bo taken from -wood
of the present season's growth. Since-
the worlc of budding 13 done during the-
season of active growth, the bud sticks
are prepared so that the petiole or-
stem of encli leaf is left attached to
serve as a handle to nid In pushing;
the bud homo when inserting it be
neath tho bark of tho stock. This Is
what Is usually called a shield bud and
Is cut so that n small portion of the
woody tissue of tho branch Is removed
with tho bud.
The stock for budding should be at
least as thick as the ordinary lead pen
cil. With the apple and pear a second
season's growth will be necessary to-
idevelop this size, while with the peach
a slnglo senson will sufflce; hence
peach stqeks can bo. budded the same
senson the pits are planted. Conse
quently tho pencil Is left until as lute
in the season as Is practicable in or
der to obtain stocks of suitable size.
Tho height nt which buds are In
serted varies with the operator. Ia
general, the nearer the ground tho bet
ter. Tho cut for the reception of tho-
bud As made In the shape of a letter T..
Usually the crosscut Is not quite at
right angles with the body of tho tree,.
nnd tho stem to the T starts at the
crosscut and extends toward tho root,
for an Inch or more. The flaps of bark
caused by the intersection of tlio two-
cuts nre slightly loosened with the
Ivory heel of tho budding knife, and
tho bud, grasped by tho leaf stem ns
a handle, is placed under tlio flaps and
firmly pushed in place until lta cut
surfnao ip entirely in contnet with tho
peeled bedy of the stock. A ligature
is then .tightly drawn about, nbovo
and below tho bud, to hold It in place
until a union shall be formed. Bands
of raflla about 8 or 10 inches long:
make a most convenient tying mate-
4'li fir ci
Artist Arrested as Spy.
Madison, Wis. While taking io
ture nnd making sketches f n,nv.
thome's old home In Salem. Ma.
during an Easiern trip. (). S. luce, trnvagance, but In the long run It enn
head of the library division of tin. ii.v. .nt im considered so. The satin
partnient of public Instruction. WHH jroves to bo very durable and the un
arrested as a (Jerman spy. Ho wntt mo 0f this material precludes the use
released after exhibiting his traveliii- f n lot of fragile but useless trim-
curd signed by fiuv. E. L, Phlllpp and
Secretary of State Hull.
Did He neally IWar. It?
.Mount Vernon. N. Kn )n
front of a local theatVr ivikN "t0
Hell With the Kaiser i.-id Blj,- Vaude
nlngs. Hemstitching, line lucits,
French knots, and durable lace edg
Hgs prove the best choice for trim
lilng satin lingerie, and they last ns
ong us ttie things they decorate.
The njuini pictured are 'cut with
. kimono hotly Joined to very full pan-
. loi.n- Ik'IiI by a Mat elastic band to I In one deslgu.
the figure ut tho waistline. The band
is run In a casing sewed to the Insldo
of the garment. There Is u wide
turned-back collar edged with n sub-;
stantlnl lace, which also finishes the'
shirt sleeves. At the ankle the pan
taloons nre gathered In by an elastic
band, tint a frill of lace falls about'
tho foot, for no reason but to look!
lovely. It accomplishes Its commend
Braid Much Used.
Braid is going to be very much used
this autumn. Thero Is a reul wartime
reason for this, as braid Is something
that covereth a multitude of sins and
makes quick work of giving a smart
and neat finish to all sorts of tailored
frocks, coats and suits. There is a
kind of double, folded braid that mny
easily be applied to the edge of
sleeves, tunics or skirts, giving them
a complete finish with (he minimum of
work. Tho homo dressmaker will do
well to muke use of this new vogue
for braid. Of course, braid Is not al
ways used as a labor-saving device,
for In many of tho new and smart
suits a very elaborate system of braid
trimming Is carried out, often more
than one sort of braid being cotnbinod'
Budding a, Inserting the Bud; b, Ty
ing; c, cutting uir tne lop.
rial. As soon as the buds havo united
with tho stock tho ligature should b
cut in order to prevent girdling the
stock. Thl3 done, the operation Is
complete until the following spring.
When nil the trees In which the buds,
have "token" should have tho top cut
off Just above the bud.
The removal of the top forces tho-
entlro strength of tha root into the
bud, und slnee the root Itself hns not
been disturbed by transplanting a
moro vigorous growth usually results
from the bud than from scions In whip-
or crown grafting.
The one objection to budding is
that it causes an unsightly crook In.
tho body of tho tree unless the tree
Is planted deeply enough In tho or
chard to cover the deformity. In rig
orous climates, where trees upon ten
der roots aro likely to suffer from se
vere winters, a bud of n hardy sort
upon a tender root is no hardier than
tho root, because budding leaves n
portion of tho stock exposed nbovo the
eurfoco of the 30II and thus precludes
the possibility of tho development of
roots from the portion above the bnd ;
while a piece-root-grafted tree with a
long scion Is practically tho 8nmo ns.
a tree propagated from n cutting, ns
the sclou will strike root nnd the new
plant will be upon Its own root. In
regions where severe winters do not
enter as a factor there Is nndoubtedly
n number of reasons why budding, will'
bo tho most desirable method of re
producing horticultural variation.
Cause of Wormy Cherries.
Wormy cherries nre duo to the larva
of n small fly. which luys ono or more,
eggs In the small cherry.
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