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THE 8EMT-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
PLANE AND FLEE
Irredentists Face Many Perils in
Remarkable Escape From
KNEW NOTHING OF AVIATION
60 About Plans 80 Coolly That Officers
Believe They Are Going on Mis
Ion Under Orders From Some
One Higher Up.
By UQO MAROCCO BONQHI.
Apclal Correspondence of tho Italian
American News Bureau, Chicago,)
Home. Ono bright naming of tho
summer Just ending nn enemy hydro-.
plane hearing the hlnck cross of Aus
tria appeared In tho heavens over
The anti-aircraft batteries prepared
to shoot The seaplane alighted on the
shore nt . Soon after It was
known that the pilot und his com
panion were both Irredentist who had
fled from Austria.
The two had come from tho Island
of Lunsln, nt the tntmnco of the Gulf
of Quarnnero, opposite the shores of
nnd of .
The pilot I cannot glvo his nnme
told ma about their escape.
"From the outbreak of tho war,"
ho sold, "my companion nnd I had
been Joined with othera from Irreden
ta nt the nvlatlon station of Lussln In
land oh niotormen. The life had be
come InsupporUible. Seeing that
every means of flight would bo Impos
sible wo decided, since neither of us
was skilled In aviation, to risk flight
In a hydroplane.
"There wuh nothing to do but to get
ready nnd trust to God. The night of
July 1 wc went, to bed with all our
clothes on at midnight, without at
tracting notice. At five In tho morn
Ing wo ran under the shadows of tho
wall from our quarters toward tho
hangar, whero tho sentinel paced his
Prepare for Flight.
"Entering the Hnngnr coolly, as If
wo wero going to carry out order,
wo dismantled tho planes attached
to the station of their guns nnd placed
them In the apparatus destined for es
cape. "After locking tho telcphono opera
tor In his cabin, wo opened tho heavy
doors of tho hangar. Wo got ready for
Immediate flight and tested the cylin
ders. "When nil was ready wo whispered
that there was nothing left but to take
"My comrndo looked about. Nobody
was near. lie cut tho telcphono wires
whtlo I, with n strong push against
tho lovers, slid tho apparatus out on
the sen. Wc mounted tho plane, which
was soon blown by a gust of wind in
front of the Austrian burrocks, tho
LEGION OF HONOR
General 1'crHhtug being decorated with tin- star nnd the ribbon of tho
Legion d'llonnuur by President I'otuculro. General do Terge Is standing at the
NOTHING ISTOO HARD
Yankees Make Impossible Possi
ble, Says Petit Journal.
High Tribute Paid to Ingenuity, Clev
erness and Dispatch of Amer
icans. Paris.- "Tho Americans doubt noth
ing. That Is the reason they realize
everything In tho wny of making the
Impossible possible and overcoming all
80 says tho Pctlt-Jowrnnl, In spend
ing of the enormous docks and ware
houses which tho American army has
erected on tho coasts of France.
"The Americans," tho nuwspnpr
continues, "do big things nnd they do
them quickly. The question of tlmo
nnd other rules which ordinarily de
termine tho possible do not iOtlst for
the Americans. With them the lui
I " become the rulu and It l
how pointed toward tho shore. It took
uh an anxjous hour to turn It toward
the open sea. Finally we started the
motors, hut with an explosion and 0
rumble that would awaken even the
"The ofllccrs, the commandant and
tho soldiers of the station appeared
at the windows of the barracks and
watched us with surprise, but with
out suspicion, as wo took our mysteri
ous leave, no doubt thinking we had
secret orders from somo one higher
"For several yards the hydroplane
glided along the surface of tho wa
ter, unwilling to rise n second time,
apparently, before tho wind which
blew from behind, und possibly on ac
count of the new pilot, who was as in
experienced ns he was nudadous. At
Inst, however, we succeeded In rising
from tho sea.
Face Many Perils.
"While wo were intent 011 our man
euvers we found ourselves suddenly
opposite Mount Vell-Strnsa, where the
Austrian have anti-aircraft batteries.
Wo made a terrific effort, with the
bow pointed upward and our souls
commended to God.
"We crossed tho rldgo of the moun
tain not ten yards above the batteries
on its summit.
"After half un hour of flight, rising
to 1,000 meters, we ran Into n thick
cloud bank which shut off all view of
the Austrian nnd Italian coasts und of
the sea. Wo could not find our wny.
Moreover, tho pilot was without hel
met or glasses and could not steer be
cause his eyes filled with tears. Wo
suffered an attack of nerves. All the
while tho apparatus was following tho
Italian coast and, discovering this, we
recovered our calm In an instant.
"My comrade, who was acting ns
Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S.
G. Among tho Maryland draft men
sent hero somo weeks ago was a chap
from Baltimore who claimed exemp
tion from military servlco on tho
ground that ho was a conscientious ob
jector of war. Ills name will not bo
made public, for it has dovcloped thnt
he belongs to a good family. Ho wob
placed In tho casual detachment for ob
servation, and the machinery of tho In
telligence department was put to work
to learn something as to his antece
dents. A few dnys later a tall, grim-looking
man appeared in camp nnd asked
whero tho conscientious objector could
be found, llo was directed to tho
casual detachment, and there Intro-
STAR FOR PERSHING
because of that reason that tho Amer
icans are alwnys odvnnclng.
"They have constructed 'somewhere
In France' n depot of enormous pro
portionsalready the lurgest of all
such depots In Franco and second larg
est In tho world. A year ago tho-o
was nothing but bnro land. Today tho
slto Is actually a city.
"To house the thousands of work
ersFrench, Americans, Algerians.
Chinese, Moroccans, German prisoners
It wns necessary to hulhl hundreds
of barracks. Then the magazines,
warehouses, wero put up. To get some
Idea of tho pluco It Is only necessary
to say that theso docks cover 28 square
11. Foot Porpoise Killed.
London. .Suppofo4ly. killed by a
depth chai-g", n Inrgj porpoise, tl feet
long, with an estlmnled girth of seven
ti et. has been washed up at Utink Und,
TANK TAKES TWO TOWNS I
An American-manned tank piloted
by Lieut. Joseph Knowlcs and Sergt.
Clyde Graham, a professor of tho Uni
versity of Maine, recently cuptured
two towns from tho enemy and took
scores of prisoners, forming the most
thrilling Incident In the history of tho
war. The photo shows Sergt. Clydo
lookout, tied n white cloth to a gun
barrel nnd tried to signal tho short)
our surrender. We soon alighted and
entered the port of amid
tho cheers of tho people, who wero
Jubilant when they found that wo
were friends, Instead of prisoners of
duced himself to the commanding of
flcor as a brother of tho sqldlcr In
question nnd asked permission to have
a talk with him. Tho permission was
granted, and he wont to his brother's
qunrters. Part of tho conversation
was overheard, and those who heard
It say It was heated, although one
sided. Brother 8ald Something.
"You yellow cur," exclaimed tho
visiting brother. "Wo arc nil ashamed
of you nt home, but you nro going to
do a man's pnrt In this war. Mother
told mo to come down hero and mnko
you withdraw thnt fool conscientious
objector claim, and If you don't do It I
am going to bent you to death right
here In this camp. What possessed
you anyway?" There was a good deal
moro of tho samo kind.
At the end of about an hour the
two brothers went before Major Collin,
the personnel olllccr. ".Major," snld
tho visitor, "my brother wonts to
withdraw the alfldavlt about being a
conscientious objector. Can he do
"Well," replied Mnjor Collin, "It
must ho n voluntnry act on his part."
Ana, turning to tho soldier, who hnd
made the clnlm, ho asked: "Do you
wtfnt to do this voluntarily. Is It of
your own freo will?"
Tho soldier moistened his Hps nnd
glanced nt his brother, and replied:
"Yes, sir, It Is of my own free will,
and I want to withdraw It."
Is Now Making Good.
Major Coflln found the aflldavlt and
tore It up, nnd then Issued an order
transferring the soldier to nn actlvo
regiment, and the soldier left.
After he had gono the visitor turned
to Major Collin and snld: "Major, I
thank you. I had determined thero
would h no yellow curs In my family,
nnd If 'that boy hadn't withdrawn thnt
iMlldavIt I would have henten him up
right hero. Hut I'm glnd ho did It of
his own freo will."
Tho Roldler who thought he wns n
conscientious objector has been rank
ing good ever since the visit of his
brother. lie seems. In fnct, to he moro
i-frald of his brother than of tho Ger
mans, nnd thoso who hnvo been watch
Ing him are of the opinion thnt ho will
mnko a very good fighting mnn.
LENDS HOUSE TO DOCTOR
Parisian Inetalls Rockefeller Institute
Scientist In His Home at
Purls. nr. Alexis Cnrrel of the
Rockefeller Instltuto for Medical Ho
senrch of New York was recently seek
Ing n building at Snlnt Cloud suitable
for n laboratory nnd workshop ninr
certain hospltnl centers. Ho found tho
house ho wanted In n park full of
splendid trees. Tho "Verger" (Or
chard), as tho property was called, be
longed to Andre llernhclm, who had
reruseil tne most tempting oners to
rent It on nccount of tho fnmllv son
vonlrs It contained and the art treas
When Mr. Hernhelm henrd of Doc
tor Carrel's wish to lease his houso he
said: "Tell Doctor Carrel that I urn
greatly fluttered nt his choice und thnt
the Verger nnd Its surroundings aro ut
When tno question or rent wib
mlsel Mr. Dernhelm exclaimed: "No,
no, a scieutlst owes nothing to any
body. It is I who am honored."
Precaution Should Be Taken to
Prevent Injury by Frost
COBBLESTONES MADE USE OF
To Safeguard Structure It Is Recom
mended That Completed Earth
work Be Thoroughly Soaked
Before Lining Is Laid.
(From tho United States Department of
If dnrnblo wntcr reservoirs urc de
sired, they mny bo lined with con
crete or built of cobblestones. ( In
rorm, the concrete-lined type mny be
either rectangular or circular. A cir
cular reservoir lined with concrete,
having a diameter of 184 fect nt tho
bottom, n depth of 8 fect, and a ca
pacity of 2 ncre-feet, or 651,058
United States gallons, 1b somewhat
similar In design to one built under
tho supervision of the office of public
roads nnd rurnl engineering nt Fort
Collins, Colo. Precautions nre neces
sary, In order to prevent damage by
settlement nnd frost. If the reservoir
Is formed partly In exenvntion and
partly in fill, It Is difficult to treat
each class of material In such n way
that both will be equally stnblc and
Impervious. If the material In the
till, for Instance, settles moro than
the natural earth, the concrete lining
is apt to bo ruptured nlong the division
line. Not only uneven settlement In
Olfferent parts of the enrth embnnk-
ment, but settlement in any one part
londs to rupture or otherwise dam
age concrete lining.
Concrete for Lining.
A concrete suitable for lining should
contain an ample percentage of good
cement In order to mnko it water
tight. A mixture of 1 part by vol
ume of cement, 2 parts of sand nnd .
4 parts of gravel or broken rock Is 1
recommended. A measured voluma .
of sand Is dumped on the mixing plat- ,
form, half as much cement Is added to
It and both Ingredients aro mixed dry
until the mixture is of one color. It
is then moistened nnd worked into a
soft mortar, nnd the rock or gravel,
having been previously moistened, is
ndded. Tho mortar nnd rock or gravel
then are turned over with: shovels nt
least twice or until the entire mass is
thoroughly mixed. The concrete
should bo sufficiently moist at this
F'uigo so that when shoveled Into a
wheelbarrow or other means of con-
Construction of Cobblestone Masonry
veyanco It will assume n water-level !
on top. At the same time It should I
not be so wet ns follow readily. I
Tho thickness of tho lining needed
depends upon the severity of tho ell- ;
mate, the caro and skill used in pre- 1
paring the foundation, tho character
of tho concrete and other factors.
Reservoirs Built of Cobblestones.
Many small reservoirs have been
built iu southern California to store '
water pumped from wells over night
for uso In Irrigation the following day.
In tho Pomonu valley, which Includes '
an nren of valley land comprising
something liko 07 square miles, of
which about one-third Is Irrlgnted,
there wero In 1912 over 50 of these
reservoirs owned nnd operated by Indi
vidual orchnrdlsis or by small groups j
of orchardlsts co-operatively. In the
preparation of much of tho land for '
citrus orchards on tho benches of j
this valley largo quantities of cobble- i
rtoues nre removed and dumped Into ;
ravines or piled up In long rectnngu- j
lar walls. Yenrs ago some one con- '
celved tho Idea of making uso of this
lock to glvo stability to reservoir
walls, and out of this conception has
been developed n more or less distinct
typo of farm reservoir. This typo
consists In the main of u wall of cob
hlestono mnsonry laid in cement mor
ter In which n small amount of lima is
incorporated, a concrete floor and nn
onrth embankment around tho ex.
From nn engineering standpoint tho
crucial tests of 11 reservoir may ,o
8-tId to bo such features as elllcleucy,
durability, llrst cost, and maintenance.
i - .V
BIG ADVANTAGE OF
PURPLE VETCH CROP
Similar to Common and Hairy
Varieties, but Less Hardy.
Has High Feeding Value, Is Good for
Green Manuring and for Seed Pro
duction Makes Good Hay In
(Prepared by tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
In the Southern nnd Pacific coast
states where winters nre not severe,
purple vetch, n promising new crop,
can be grown to advantage. This
vetch, which Is similar to the common
nnd hairy varieties, but is less hardy,
was brought into the United Stntes
by tho office of foreign seed nnd plant
Introduction in 1809 from Itnly. In
California, whero experimental work
has been conducted, it has proved one
of the" best, if not the best, crop for uso
Vetch Growing In Rye.
ns green manure In orchards, and in
commercial plantings it has been
thought well of by tho farmers who
have used it. In western Oregon and
western Washington it can be grown
successfully ns 11 seed crop, the yields
averaging from 12 to, 15 bushels nn
ucrc. It has not been sufficiently test
ed In tho Southern states to determine
definitely Its value In localities whero
common vetch Is now being grown, but
ns It requires conditions similar to tho
common varieties, it seems prohnblo
that it may serve an excellent purpose
In this region ns well as In the western
United States. It is of high feeding
value nnd makes good hay In pas
turage. Under average conditions purple
vetch will stand a winter temperature
of 15 degrees above zero with little
or no Injury. Where the temperatures
are not likely to fall below this mark
It should he sown In the fall. With
colder winter conditions, spring seed
ing Is essential. In localities whero
common vetch has been grown success
fully nnd the necessary bacteria have
been established In the soli, It Is not
necessary to Inoculnte for purple
Purple vetch should be drilled In
close drills or broadcasted nt the rate
of 00 to SO pounds of seed per acre.
ITnrvestlng can be done best with n
common mower having a swather at
tachment. It should be cut for hay
during tho period froth full bloom to
tho formation of the first pods. Tho
yields average about 2 tons of hny
per acre. When harvesting for seed
the crop should bo cut soon ufter the
lower pods nre rlpe,,nt which time
tho upper pods will be mature and tho
plnnt- will bo carrying n maximum
quantity of seed. Purple vetch is less
exacting ns to tho tlmo of cutting than
common vetch, ns tho seed shatters
loss readily. Thrashing mny bo done
with an ordinary thrashing machine.
I GET RID OF STUMPS
1 (Prepared by the United Rtnts De-
1 partment of Agriculture.)
I Stumps occupy valuable land ;
' foster tho growth of weeds, for
I In order to keep the land In their
1 vicinity clean much hard labor
! Is necessary; mar tho appear-
' nnco of otherwise smooth ftelds
! nnd hence reduce the selling
; price of a farm. They furnish
1 shelter for harmful Insects and
' nnlmnls and proven t tho efficient
use of modern machinery. Farm
ors' Bulletin 974, recently pub
lished by the United States De
partment of Agriculture tells
how they may ho removed by
burning, by explosives, by me
chnnlcal menus or by the com
bination of any or nil of these
threo methods. There Is no
"best method" of ridding land
of stumps, the bulletin nilds, and
the selection of a method for
tholr removal should be deter
mined only after n conlderntlon
of tho facts Involved.
Prevent Weak Fences.
Weak fences mnko unruly herds of
cattle nnd other animals.
By taking Lydia E. PinkhamV
Vegetable Compound, One
of Thousands of SuchCate.
Black lUt-tr Falls, "Wls.-" Lydlfc.
E. Pinkbara' Vegetablo Compound
MWCU DIB UUUI MB'
operation, I cannot
Bay enough in praiac
of it I suffered from
organic troubles and
my aide hurt tne aov
I could hardly bo up.
xrom my ota, ana 1
jpn nnnhla to do mr
housework. I bad'
the best doctors us
Eau Claire and they
wanted me to bav
an operation, but
T soAtmV. Pinkfiiim'st
Vegetable Compound cured me so I dHt
not need the operation, and I am teUinr
all mv frienda about it" Mra. JL W.
B Inzer, Black River Falls, Wia.
)It is just such experience sa that el
Un. Bfnser that has made tbia famous,
root and herb remedy a household word
from ocean to ocean. Any woman who
Buffers from inflammation, ulceration,
displacements, backache, nervousness
Irregularities or "the bluea" shoukfi
not rest until aho haa given it pfl
and lor special aavice wiimj ujum
Flnkham ucmcine mj., t-ynu, mm
IN SOME HURRY TO EXPLAIN:
Negro Not Unnaturally Alarmed at
What He Thought Was Error of.
the Death Angel.
A southern man of whom we read la
Everybody's tells of n balloon ascen
sion made from Charleston one hot
summer afternoon. A thunderstorm
came up. The balloonist, nmld buckets
of rain, tho roar of thunder and tb
flash of lightning, wus blown about
like a thistledown. On toward mid
night he found himself over a planta
tion nnd threw out his anchor n grap
nel at the end of a long rope.
It happened that a negro had died Id.
one of the huts of this plantation. Tho
funeral wns to take place in the morn
ing. A dozen friends of the deceased
sat In the soft summer night before the
hut telling ghost stories.
Suddenly lnthe darkness above them,
they heard strange nolses a flapping
ns of great wings, mennclng cries. Ami
they snw dimly a formless black shape.
All but one man ran. This one man,,
as ho cowered on his stool, had the 111
luck to be seized by tho grapnel.
The grapnel going at a great pace
whirled him up for four or five feet
'n the air and jerked him along at tho
rate of 15 miles or so un hoar.
"Oh, massa,'" he yelled, squirming
and kicking in that strango flight,
not de one I 1's not do cawpsel
Henry's In de house dahl In de hous
Japan Importing Typewriter.
The Imports of typewriters and
parts Into Japan have Increased from
a value of $25,027 for 1015 to $120,709
for 1017, and practically all were Im
ported from the United States. Con
sul Robert Frnzer of Kobe reports that
Japan Is enjoying an enormous expan
sion of foreign trade, and the neces
sity of using typewriters In their for
eign correspondence has become ap
parent to most of the Japanese trad
"Newrlch makes lots of bulls."
"No wonder; everybody's giving him.
If you have passed tho winter in
telligently, your farm Implements will
show it In tho spring.
(art, fen u4 Taut.
-. auaw u a. a.
done when one
This cereal food
is composed part
ly of barlev and
contains its own
sugar made -from
its own fjraina
ful Food, ready
a " There's o Reason"
Tl V3f I ECONOMY
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