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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
TRANSPORT NORTHERN PACIFIC AGROUND
I lilted stuf m irniisport Norili'm I'ncllii a -lu lay oil I nv island, whore
she hud rim nground when returning loaded with troops, tunny of them
wounded or Kick.
Fort Monroe, Vn. Lying nt anchor
(n Hampton rouilH off Old Point Com
fort. Ih tho United Stutos mining cruls
cr Nquudron whoso ynituiinders nnd
crows performed whnt Ih now termed
by nnvnl nuthorltle.s the world over
sb the "greatest nuviil offenHlve of the
The feat which these men achieved
was the mining of tho entrance to the
North sea from Scotland to the coast
of Norway, n distance of 210 miles, it
was nn undertaking nnitrecedented In
It wiih Amcrlca'8 solution of the
German Hiilmmrlno problem, a solu
tlon ho thorough and effective that It
rendered the German submarines nl
The Hrltlsh previously hud mined
the English channel, hut the enemy
Milium rl lies niiiiu out from the bases
at Osteml nml Zeebruggo and Into the
North sen. there to work their havoc.
Invite Yankee Aid.
The Hrltlsh naval authorities, realiz
ing' late In 11)17 that the North sen
would have to ho blocked, Invited the
American naval authorities to attempt
to lay the barrier. The American
navy, having just nt that time com
pleted with success experiments on
in 1 ii 1 ii K apparatus far more dangerous,
delicate, nnd powerful than tiny here
tofore used, took up the task.
For that purpose the mining cruiser
squadron was organized In December,
11)17. This squadron Is made up of ten
vessels nnd Is under the command of
Capt. 11. It. nelknap, U. S. N. One of
the olllcers told a graphic but brief
story of the desperately dangerous Job
to which he and his squadron mates
"Navy men now ca'l H the greatest
offensive of the war." he mild. "II
solved the submarliii' problem and It
might have been the agency for the
destruction of the German 'navy soon
er or later had not the war ended
when It did. We mined almost direct
ly across from Hcrgen on the const of
Norway to tho coast of Scotland. The'
length of the mine field was 1M0 miles,
and we Innde It -." miles wide. It
as so complete that no ship could
pass either over or u:ider It without
"Wo lu.ve u record of about twenty
submarines that we know were de
stroyed, arid often in running parallel
with the field we came upon the bodies
r dead German snllors. so probnbly
many more than wo actually figured
on were destroyed.
"Our men. In fact the entire fleet,
faced a constant danger of being
blown oft the face of the seas, for wo
.arrled on tho ships 2.000.000 pounds
of T. N. T which Is the most power
ful explosive known.
"Despite all this, we kept at the
task, and at the end of about five
months had completed It. Wo Htnyed
constantly on the Inside of the Held,
that Is, on the side nearest Germany.
We left only a nnrrow passageway
near Pentium! Firth between the Ork
ney islands and Scotland for our own
"Our most dangerous task strange
ly was not the laying of the mines, hi
dangerous as that was. The most
dangerous one came after the mine
Held had been completed. It was an
attempt to draw the German licet out
Into the North sea where we, were to
engage It, so that the Hrltlsh licet
could get in behind the enemy to de
stroy It by gunllre or drive it Into tho
"On October 28 last the Ittltlsli gov
eminent made It known to the Germnn
naval authorities through Its agents
In Germany that we were engaged in'
mining operations. We were ordered
to lay about as though busy at tho
task, to act as a decoy for the Ger
man fleet. We did It. but in doing It
we faced positive destruction our
selves. "I want to hand It to those new
navy lads. There were about 4..r00 of
them anil 250 olllcers on the ships, and
wlille we waited through that fearful
day which we never expected for n
moment to, see the end of alive, they
went about their duties, laughed, sang,
and stood to their guns as only Ainer
Ican lads can do such tilings.
"Well, all that day we worked
along calmly, watching and waiting
for the sight of the Germans that
meant certain death.
"The Germans never came out after
us. and so here I am."
HERO IS DECORATED
BIG GUNS BROKE
New York. That the capture of
the great fortress of Laon was
due to American naval guns mount
ed on Hat cars and manned by
naval gunners and that the navy
men would have blasted the Gor
man frontier to pieces If the war had
continued, was the assertion of naval
railway battery men" who arrived hero
recently on the transport Henderson.
The appearance of the big naval
guns of the ll-lnch type on the west
front was one of the most unpleasant
surprises the Germans got throughout
the whole war, they declared. There
were only live of them In action, but
they were handled with such iinpldlty
that the bewildered Teutons believed
there were !I0 of them In France.
Mannin Gives U. S. Credit.
General Muiigln, the famous French
I'ommander In that sector, himself
credits Hear Admiral Plunkett and Ills
naval gunners with the taking of l.non.
The big M-lnch guns pounded the for
tress to pieces and hurled giant shells
on railroad Hues communicating with
the city, When the guns got Into ne-
photograph of General Edwards, I tlon they were fired every three mln
conmiandlng the Northeastern depart j ntcs, u speed which the Germans con-
ment, pinning the congressional medal I Nllered Impossible In handling sucl
of honor on Lt. Col. Charles Whittle-
noy for bruvory In the battle of Ar
gonno forest, where Colonel Whittle
oy and bis command were surround
ed by the Germans and held out for
llvo days without food or ammunition,
refusing to surrender to the Huns, un
til they had lost 70 per cent of their
men, when they were rescued by
American troops who cut through the
monsters. It was this which gave rise
to tho belief of the Germans that there
were 110 Instead of live of the guns In
There were six more of the giant
cannon on the way to Franco when
the fighting ended. They were of the
same bore, but were far more mobile,
as the the In action could only be
used from a jilt when they had to be
tired at an angle of more than 1.1 de
grees In long-range bombardments.
"Gee. if the war hadn't quit we
would have shown those Germans
something about handling big guns,"
sighed John .Mason of 1034 Mason ave
nue, Chicago, "but we showed them
plenty as It wns."
Three of the five guns, the naval
gunners said, were In the American
sector In the Argonne and tho other
two were with the French. One was
at Solssons. They bad a range slightly
In excess of .'t.r miles. Each shell fired
weighed 1,100 pounds and It took -170
pounds of T. N. T. to send It on Its
path .of destruction back of tho Ger
man lines. When the shell hit and ex
ploded It opened a crater In the earth
in which a large-sized American rail
way box car could be burled.
Amazed the Pollu.
On the American sector the three
big guns were mounted within 200
yards of one another and were always
Hred in rapid succession. The concus
sion was terrific.
The gunners told a story of a French
soldier who happened to be standing
too near the giant cannon when they
were tired. When the first one wns
Hred the concussion hurled him vio
lently to the earth. He staggered to
his feet Just as the second oho let go.
ami down he went again. Up he
climbed ngaln, only to bo dashed to the
ground for the third time as the third
He got up. pale but excited, crying
In French what In American would
"This will end tho war. This will
finish the Germans."
SMUGGLING BY AIR
Laredo, Tex. It Is tho Hrni convic
tion of Mexican customs otllclals on
tho lower Hlo Grande border that
systematic smuggling by means of
poworful alrplanus Ih being conducted
between that country and the United
Stales. The American authorities on
this sldo of tho International boun
dary are not yet convinced that con
traband goods aro being carried In
this manner from one country to the
other, although they freely admit that
It Ih possible If not very probable that
this Ih being done.
If evasion of the export and Import
duties by this means Is not already
being carried on lt Is only a question
of time when tho airplane will bo
brought Into service for that purpose,
it Is predicted by custom ofllclals here
nnd at other places on the Mexican
Ir Is wllb considerable cirouinstun
Hal def nil that the story Is told of
in' uM'iul truffle bv professional
nuittL'U'lei'M. Jose Longnrln. a Mexican
liver guard stationed at Sun lgiiaelo,
about sixty miles below Laredo, made
a report to his superior olllcer about
three weeks ago that while on duty
late at right he saw moving lights
pass high above him and heard tin-
whirr of a motor. The object was
headed north and came from some
point to the south In Mexico. Similar
reports were made by other Mexicans
who asserted that they saw the
strange aerial machine go hack and
forward across the Itlo Grande on sev
eral different nights. Up to this time
no corroboration of the stories told by
the Mexicans have come from Ameri
can river guards.
It Is recommended by the custom
authorities of both Mexico and the
United Stntes who are on duty along
the Itlo Grande that airplane control
service be established on both sides
of the river at the earliest possible
Ji; Captures Forty Huns,
Kills Two Given V. C.
V Xi'llttliv Prlvnto U'1..n V
Of Chantillv Lace
and Black Satin
By REV. J. H. RALSTON, D. D
ScctcUty of Correspondence Departmtntt
Moody Bible Institute, Chlcigo
No matter what gay colors may ex
press the Jubilant mood of women who
are once more Indulging themselves In
dinner and evening gowns, black satin
remains the most certain of admira
tion. Its distinction and Its becoming
ness lire so well recognized that the
gown of black satin Is a matter of
course In tho smart 'woman's ward
robe; she would not consider herself
outfitted without one or two of them,
lt Is the most versntlle of fabrics.
Given rich black satin and Hue clian
tllly lace, the best of designers will be
gin at once to dream dreams which no
color could inspire.
Lucille has just recently turned out
the enchanting dinner dress which Is
pictured here. It is an after-the-war
Inspiration, with a hint of the "subma
rine'' sllliouettt for which we shall
have, to Hud another name since no
one wishes to think of submarines
now. It widens at the hips and nar
rows at the ankles In the graceful way.
dear to the heart of Lucille when sh
puts her mind upon picturesque gowns,
There Is a plain, underbodice ol
American l'eauty satin, a mere wide
band, which appears fo be wrapped
about the bust. Nothing could ciln;
closer to the shoulders and arms thai
the lace of .the bodice, with lout
sleeves which end In deep tlarlng cuffi
of satin. These inlts and cuffs on lnc
sleeves are a feature of the lieu
styles nnd Jeweled hands play hid
and seek' In them In a very fasclnatbu
way. The bodice has a round neck fin
ished In the simplest way with a bind
lug of satin.
The long pointed tunic and the verj
wide girdle ol satin are .marvels of
beautiful adjustment to Hie figure. The
genius of the designer is written In
them and In the facing of the tunic
with American Beauty satin, the
tracery of heavy silk llnss, cleverly
outlining the pattern in the lace, which
make of this a Joyous and beautiful
Adversity Ir the parent of virtue.
Seattle. Private Wnlti.i.
Itaylleld of this city, who enlKi
ed with a Canadian regiment
soon after war broke out, tod.n
Is wealing a Victoria Cross. II,.
obtained this coveted award i ,
rushing ahead of his compim,
Into a trench occupied by tier
mans. He bnyonotted two and
captured ten. Soon after li..
plunged Into a group of .'to (j,.r
mans and captured them an.
Then he dashed through hen
.machine-gun lire and rescued i,
Cow Has Quadruplets.
Adele, On. A cow belonging t. Al
bert Wood, near here. 1ms Just land
ed a sledge-humnjer blow nt the hih
cost of beef by giving birth to four
well-developed calves, which Vc
every sign of arriving at the beer
steal; period in a year or so.
Mothers who are In quest of some
thing new In clothes for the little
chap of three or four years might con
sider tho two llttu Oliver Twist suits
pictured on the engaging little fellow
above. The suit lit the left Is In blue'
chnmbray with wnlst of white lawn.
and whether It Is intended to inawe
the little boy look girlish or to make
a little girl look boyish, Is n question
that only Its designer can settle.
Tho square cutout In the front of
the llttlo garment reveals a lawn
blouse having collar and cuffs edged
with a knife-plaited rullle. These
frills, and the little French knots and
ornamental stitches nt the neck open
ing, are rather unusual on boy's togs.
Hut there are shallow, silt pockets at
each side, set at a boyish angle.
Clothes so Indefinite In clmracter
might be conveniently Interchange
able In n large family.
Tho suit nt the right has n decided
ly masculine air nnd leaves no doubt
In the mind as to tin- Intention of Its
designer. It has trousers of light
green linen with small pearl buttons
set on the outside seam nt the bottom
of onch leg Just like a big boy. These
trousers button to u white waist with
large pearl buttons, calculated to fill
the heart of any little chap with Joy
If their gorgeousnoss Is pointed out
The collar of tho blouse Is made of
green linen like the trousers nnd It
has a scalloped- edge, button-holed In
white. There are cuffs to match it.
Of course so much daintiness and
splendor combined were never Intend
ed for ordinary wear. Hut when one
Is nil dressed up for a great occa
sion, as a birthday party or Sunday
school or going visiting, such finery
gives a satisfied feeling and mnkes
one remember to behave.
TEXT Behold tho Umb of God which
takoth away tho sin of tho world.-John
It would seetn thnt John the Bap
tist, who was the last nnd grentest o
his great succes
sor as the ont
lug back to the
garden of Kdenv
as the Son of Da
vid, the King ot
tho Jews; as the
Crent Prophet for
whose coming the
Jews had been
looking for cen
turies; as the
Mighty God, the
ther, the Prlnco
of Pence. Hut he did not do so. lie
simply said, "Heboid the Lamb of
God which taketb away the sin of tba
In the field of John's vision there
was u black cloud of sin, out of which
wrntb was falling on men the worldi
over, lie saw men enslaved by sin.'
He saw that they were to die eter
nally on account of sin, andv in Jesus
he saw the world's Savior.
It seems strange thnt the greatest
curse on man should be glvcu u name
containing only three letters; yet the
greatest Iden that man can entertnln,
as u name, contains only three let
tersGod. It may be fanciful, but'
there is pqsslbly a suggestion thnt
these two words, so short, should al
ways be considered together. iNo God,
no sin. "Sin Is tho transgression ot
the law." If there were no God to
promulgate lnw there could be nc
sin. Sin was the ugly tfllng that sep
arated man from God, nnd that now
threatens to make that separation
eternal, and none but God himself
could take it away. '
With very many sin Is simply the
transgression of the law of God that
affects oneself or society; it is only
vice or crime. It is altogether proper
to speak of sinning against one's fel-.
low men nnd against himself. A cer
tain man, whose nnme is familiar be
cause notorious within the last four
years, sinned grently against society
at large, ugulnst tho whole humnn.
race. If a man thinks he has pre
served n conscience void ot offense'
toward his fellow men he thinks,
that he Is meeting nil God's require
ments. Man frequently speaks ot
transgression of the law as directly
affecting himself and others, but
often thnt mnn Is altogether Indiffer-
Went to the practical fact that there'
is u consideration far above this of
what sin does, and that consideration,
Is that sin affects God.
There Is nothing needed now more,
thnn a sense of God. There are many
who are utterly godless nnd they are
not called atheists, but they are
atheists practically. As far as in
terest in God is concerned God might
as well not be. There are, however,
some evidences that this sense of
God Is being realized as never before.
A soldier In France wrote, "All Infi
dels tire in tho rear; everyoiie here
nt the front believes in God and the
In the Hlble we have two very cleat
Illustrations of sensitiveness to sin
as offense against God. When Josepk
was tempted by the wife of Potlpliar
lie was saved by tho thought, "IIow
can I do this thing and sin against
God?" Here was utter indifference
to anything but the thought of sin
ning against God. The other case
is that of David who prayed, "Against
thee, thee only, have I sinned and
done this evil In thy sight." Again,
utter Indifference to the consequences
of bis sin as touching himself and
others. Tho same thought is reflect
ed in tho prodigal's words when he
returned to ills father. This recogni
tion and confession of offense against
God Is tho door through which
the true penitent conies Into n
place of deliverance. It is hero that
he secures spiritual freedom, and that
spiritual freedom Is only reullzod
when tho guilt of slu Is taken away.
The taking away of sin Is renl. The
strong shoulders of tho Son of God
bear It away, as tho scapegoat of 'old
bore away the stns of Israel into tho
If Jesus Christ Is nblo to enrrj
away the sin of the world It Is quite
reasonable to say that ho can take
away the sin or .sins of any muu.
There are some who fear that they
may have sinned so grievously thnt
their sin can never be taken away, but
if Jesus Christ can take away tho sin
of tho world, which certainly means
all sin, the sin of the troubled slunei
can also be taken away.
I lay my sins on Jesus,
The spotless Lamb of God.
He bears them all nnd frees us
From the accursed load.
Life That Cannot Die.
Immortullty Is living tho life that
cannot die, becnuse It Is the life of the
spfrlt. To have faith In Immortality
we must practice Immortality. Lyman
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