Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 21, 1914, Page 4, Image 4

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    THE MORXTXG OREGOXIAX, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1914.
FURIOUS ARTILLERY
DUEL IS UNDER WAY
Brilliant Feats of Arms Mark
Sunday Action, Algerians
Capturing German Flag.
FRENCH AIRMAN DROPS FOE
Kaiser's Force Makes Repeated At
tempts to Break Through Line
of Enemy at Khelms Pro
longed Action Aid to Allies.
' FROM THE BATTLE FRONT, Sept.
JO. The bulk or the allied armies re
mained today In the trenches waiting
while their artillery exchanged a furi
ous cannonade with the strongly placed
German batteries.
Some brilliant feats of arms were
performed at various points on the
lines extending along the Oise, the
Aisne and Woevre. The seasoned Al
gerian troops made a gallant 'capture
of another German flag. ' .
French Aviator Hero. '
Jules Vedrines, the noted French
aviator, was credited with a courage
ous fight in midair with a German
aviator, whom he brought to earth.
The German was daringly reconnoiter
ing the position of the allies' when
Vedrines ascended.
Moving swiftly upward until he was
above the German. Vedrines gave chase,
and as he skimmed along, fusilladed
the air scout with his automatic gun.
The German machine was riddled and
the aviator killed, both collapsing to
the ground within 15 minutes from thei
time Vedrines took the air, Vedrines
has accomplished a similar feat once
before.
These incidents, however, are impor
tant only for their influence in encour
aging the allied troops and do not af
fect the result of the great battle,
which already has lasted a week and
promises to continue for many days
longer.
Prolonged Action Aid Allies.
Military experts here believe that the
longer the battle endures the better
it will be for the allied armies, who
thus will be able to pass strong forces
of fresh troops to places where they
are needed along the front.
Along the western end of the battle
line. Rheims has been the object of
the greatest attention from the Ger
mans, who, time after time, have un
successfully attempted to break through
the allies' lines, after subjecting the
town to an Intense bombardment. It
is the Germans' intention, it is under
stood, to capture Rheims, which is an
important railroad junction, the pos
session of which would give them com
mand of another road to the north.
They, have made an especial mark of
the magnificent cathedral, which has
been in flames eince yesterday.
The allies, meantimes, have made for
themselves a strong position on the.
right bank of the A lane, where they
occupy all the heights. The Germans
have taken advantage of the sites of
the forts which they intended for the
. defence of Rheims, but which were
abandoned by the allies when the in
vaders made a rapid dash southward
from Belgium
Hall Adds to Hardships.
A heavy hailstorm with a cold wind
added today to the hardships of the in
trenched troops, who are entirely with
out tents, but it did not affect their
spirits, which are high. All the com
missariat departments of the allies are
working splendidly; the men are well
fed and clothed and are contented.
The German army, when it evacu
ated Chalons, left one of its chief sur
geons and a corps of nurses in charge
of a hospital filled with German and
French wounded. The French medi
cal officers found the hospital eo well
managed and the French wounded so
well treated that the German surgeon
was left in charge,
PASTORS ARE ASSIGNED
METHODIST CONFERENCE SENDS
LEADERS OUT TO FLOCKS.
Ret. I.. P. Law, In Charge of Portland
t horrh While Rev. E. II. Movrre
Is District Presiding Elder.
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 20. (Special.)
The Columbia Methodist Conference
came to a close tonight after assigning
me pastors to the various districts.
i lie ionowing appointments were
made:
Willamette District, E. H. Mowre.
presiding elder; Seattle, H. M- Law;
Portland, L. P. Law; Corvallis. P. A.
Rexroad; Tangent. W. T.Golder; Row-
burg, l. H. Cleaves; Roseburg Circuit,
A. J. Starmer; Harrisburg. C. N. Pierce;
Myrtle Creek, G. A. Tigert; . Grants
Pass, Arthur Thomas; Williams Creek,
T, U. Cross; Peoria, S. M. Camfield;
.Meatora, H. aL. Bramham; Goquille, J.
K. Walbeck; Myrtle Point, . William
Anderson; J3andon, W. B. Smith; Frank
lin. I. :n. uugnes.
The meeting also selected H. N.
Brauam, conference missionary secre
tary and Arthur Thomas, conference
evangelist
K. H. v nghtman was assigned to
the Pacific Conference, C. L. McCaus
land to Corbin Park, Spokane, and S.
ti. Steele to St. Paul's. Butte.
LARCH MOUNTAIN CLIMBED
l'orty-four JIaiamas Return From
Week-End Trip.
A week-end trip to the summit of
Larch Mountain was made by Mazamas,
who returned yesterday afternoon on
a special car over the O.-W. R. & N.
A party of 30 left Saturday afternoon,
tramping to the logging camp of Pal
mer, wnere they remained over night.
A detachment of six more went out on
the midnight train and walked out
from Bridal Veil, and eight more fol
lowed yesterday morning.
The climb of Larch Mountain, a peak
tying a few miles southeast of Bridal
Veil, "was easily made, but the view
from the summit was obscured by
clouds and rain. Six climbed Dvil'a
Rest and Angels' Rest, nearer the-Co
lumbia, and report enjoying a fine
view from there.
GERMANS , WILL ATTACK
Berlin Reports Forces of Allies Have
Taken Defensive. -
BERLIN, via Rotterdam and London,
Eept. 20. The following official state
xnent was issued by the German head
quarters staff last night: -
"The situation in the Western cam
paign is unchanged along the- entire
front. The Franco-British forces have
been obliged to take the defensive In
entrenched positions, the attacks on
which are slow in results.
"Preparations for an attack on the
fortifications on the line south of Ver
dun have been completed.
"In Alsace the German troops are in
contact along the border with the
French troops."
The final results of the subscription
war loan are not yet known. It is of
ticially announced that so far as can
be determined now the amount has
reached $1,500,000,000. It is known,
however, that these figures are not com
plete, i
According to a letter from the front
the French aviator. If- Chevilliard, was
captured on September 2. He ap
proached too closely to the Germans,
whom he mistook for British, and his
machine "was shot down by a soldier
who recognized Chevilliard, whom he
had seen in exhibition flights in Ger
many. The airman denied his identity.
Chevilliard had as a passenger an offi
cer of the general staff, who carried
several important maps. The aeroplane
was provided with bombs. Neither
Chevilliard nor his passenger was
wounded.
General Steinmetz. possessor of the
Iron Cross-since 1870. was killed on
September 15. Another officer killed
was Commander Count Detlew Rant-zau.
JEWISH NEW YEAR HERE
HEBREWS RECORD ADVENT OF 54175
UPOJf SUNDAY NIGHT.
Fast of Atonement and Festival of the
Tabernacles Also Are Ushered la
Upon Setting of San.
Beginning at sunset last night the
year S675 of the Jewish calendar was
ushered in with the celebration of Rosh
Hashana, or New Year's day. Though
calendars strewn about office walls
record the date as September in the
year 1914, to devout Jews this is now
the month of Tishri, and the first- day
of the New Year. Many stores in Port
land will close today in observance of
the holiday.
A number of Jewish holidays, all be
ginning at sunset, are ushered in today,
including Gedaliah, in honor of the as
sassinated hero of that name; Yom
Kippur, or the Fast of Atonement, and
Succoth, or the Festival of the Taber
nacles. Last night in the synagogue at
Twelfth and Main streets, an unusual
audience was present to listen to Rabbi
Jonah B. Wise and to participate in
the Service of prayer and song.
At 10 o'clock this morning a special
observance will be held in the syna
gogue with prayer, music and a ser
mon by Rabbi Wise. The regular serv
ices will be held next Friday and Sat
urday evenings.
September 29, at sunset, will begin
the Fast of the Atonement. From that
hour until, the sun sets on September
30, no Jew in Portland who holds his
religion sacred will taste of food. Spe
cial services will be held in the 'syna
gogue during the day.
.During the holiday season, particu
larly preceding Yom Kippur, it is cus
tomary for the Hebrew to beg the for
giveness of all whom he has Injured
during the year, and to settle all ac
counts outstanding. Old ties of friend
ship are supposed to be renewed, and
families united in this season of re-
pen ten ce.
The Day of Atonement is the outcome
of religious conditions as they existed
during the Babylonian exile. The Feast
of the Tabernacles in the old testa
ment codes, closed the harvest of fruit,
oil and wine in Palestine. It is said
that the Hebrew priests adopted this
feast from the Canaanites and that the
name of the feast Is derived from the
Canaan custom of erecting booths in
the vineyards, In which the people
dwelt during the season. Succoth. this
year, will fall on October 12 and will
oe toe last important jewisn Holiday
before the Passover of next Bpring.
At the sixth-street synagogue Dr. H.
N. Heller spoke last night on "The Mes
sage of the Shoffar." On Tuesday morn
ing at 11:30 c, W. Robinson will lec
ture there.
CZAR TAKES ANOTHER CITY
Dubiecko, 75 Miles West of Lemberg-,
Captured; River San Crossed.
LONDON, Sept. 21. A dispatch from
Petrograd, via Rome to Reuter's Tele
gram Company, says the Russians who
are pursuing the Austrians along the
River San have captured Dubiecko. 75
miles west of Lemberg, and have
crossed the river despite an attempt
made by the Austrians to prevent them
iney captured several batteries, a
number of 'transports and arms and
ammunition.
Von Kluck Reinforced.
LONDON. Seit. . 21. General von
Kluck's army, according to a Soissons
dispatch to the Daily Express, is being
heavily reinforced. The dispatch re
ports that 100.000 troops are coming
through Belgium by way of Maubeuge.
DAILY METEOBO LOGICAL REPORT.
PORTLAND. Sept. 20. Maximum temper
ature, 65 degrees; minimum, 54 degrees.
River reading at 8 A. M., 5.8 feet; change
in last 24 hours, 0.8 foot rise. Total rainfall
(5 P. M. to 5 P. M.). none; total rainfall
since September 1, 1914, 2. (MS inches; normal
rainfall since September 1, 0.99 inches; ex
cess of rainfall since September 1, 1U14, 1.9T
inches. Total - sunshine September 20. 1
hour; possible sunshine, 12 hours, 17 min
utes. Barometer re.duced to sea-level) at
5 P. S0.07 inches.
THE WEATHER.
Wind
a
STATIONS.
State of
Weather.
Baker . .
Boise .i. . .
Koston- ..
...1 56!0.0S 0X Pt. cloudy
o-i;u.uiijiujjN wiciear
. ...1 82i0.oo:iu:SW Clear
Calgary I 6O.OOI bjE
Pt- cloudy
Chicago I !SSj0.ouluS
Colfax J 7t;0.OU. .
Denver f S610.COI 6jSW
eriear
Clear
Cloudy
Lies naomes n-u.uu
(Cloudy
Duluth
Cloudy
Clear
Eureka .........
Galveston ......
680.OO:20'N
810.24,12lSB
5UI0.2S 4,W
S4O.01 4:NE
Cloudy
Rain
Helena
Jacksonville ....
Clear
Kansas City
SJ,0.01;10!S
Clear
Clear -Clear
Los Angeles ....
Marshfield
Medford
7810.00 6IS
74;O.O0 4'NW
700.00 4iNWIClear
Minneapolis
t 64i0. 00)14 S (Clear
Montreal
4-u.uvii4i&vv 'dear
I)u:o.0O KE IClear
SO0.uO(2,SW Clear
B8U.ii0 6.NWClear
96(0.001 4(W Clear
New Orleans....
New Yorlc
North Yakima...
Pboenlx .......
Pocatello
Portland
Pt. cloudy
65 l.00 7 W
70 0.00 bin
Roseburg .......
Sacramento . . . .
800.00 8;NW
Clear
St. Louis
ss o.oo n;s
Clear
Clear
Clear
Cloudy
Pt. r.loudy
Pt. cloudy
salt Lake.
San - Francisco...
Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
Tatoosa Island. .
78:0.0012NW
72;0. oo-l
8 KTW
s;s
6 S
62i0.06
($410. OO
04 0.08
DlfiW
5S,0.0S12;S
Pt. cloudy
WEATHER CONDITIONS.
The' conditions are favorable for gener
ally fair weather In this district Monday.
It will be cooler in early rooming In in
terior portions of the district and frosts
will form in exposed places. It will be
warmer in the afternoon east of the cascade
Mountains.
The western disturbance is now over the
Dakota and another center of low of slight
ly less intensity is over Arizona and South
ern Utah.
FORECASTS :
c Portland and vicinity Monday, fair,
warmer; northerly winds.
Oregon Monday, fair, warmer except
near the coast; northerly winds.
Washington Monday, fair, warmer east
portion; nortneast winds.
Idaho Monday, fair and warmer.
SEA RATTLES BRING
"DIVIDED-VICTORIES
Briton Disabled at Zanzibar,
German Sunk on Coast of
South America.
BRITISH REPORT LOSSES
German Cruiser Captures Six Mer
chant. Ste&niers in Bay of Bengal,
Sinking FiveRiver Engage
ments Fought.
LONDON, Sept. 20. There has not
been a gun fired in the North Sea for
days, so far as the British pnblic
knows, but the Admiralty Issued to
night bulletins of Important encoun
ters in far-off waters.
The German protected cruiser Koen-
igsberg caught tne British light crui
ser Pegasus overhauling her machin
ery in Zanzibar harbor today and at
tacked and completely disabled her.
The German cruiser, while 'of the same.
class as the British, had more modern
guns. The British loss is given as 2a
killed and 80 wounded.
The German cruiser Emden captured
six British merchant steamers in the
Bay of Bengal in six days and sank
five of them.l The Emden reappeared
at Rangoon, possibly having taken part
in other exploits as yet not known.
Former Canarder Sinks German.
On the British side of the score was
the sinking of a German merchant
cruiser, supposed to have been the Cap
Trafalgar or the Berlin, bj the former
Cunard liner Carmania, also armed as
cruiser, on September 14, in waters
which the Admiralty describes as "off
the east coast of South America." The
British loss was nine killed and 26
wounded. The German loss is unknown.
The survivors were rescued.
Reuter's Telegraph Company says it
was the Cap Trafalgar that was sunk.
The British cruiser Cumberland re
ports some small encounter between
small British and German craft in the
Kamerun River, in which the British
had the better of it.
The Admiralty report says that since
the outbreak of the war the Pegasus,
under command of John A. Inglis, had
been working from Zanzibar and had
rendered useful services, including the
destruction of Dar-es-Salaam, a sea
port in German East Africa, the sink
ing of the German gunboat Mowe and
a floating dry dock.
British Snip Completely Disabled.
Early 'today," continued the state
ment, she was attacked by the Koen-
sberg while anchored in Zanzibar
harbor cleaning boilers and repairing
machinery. The Pegasus, thus taken
at a disadvantage, and somewhat over-
ranged by the newer four-inch guns of
the Koenigsberg, was completely dis
abled- after suffering a loss unofficially
reported at 25 killed and 80 wounded.
This is a high proportion out of a crew
of 234.
"On September 10 the German cruiser
Emden, from the China station, after
being completely lost for six weeks.
suddenly appeared in the Bay of Ben
gal and during the period including
September 10 to 14, captured six Brit
ish ships, as follows: The Indus, Lovat,
Kallim, Diplomat, Frabbock and Ka
tinga. ' Five were sunk and the sixth
was sent to Calcutta with the crews of
the others. The Emden now Is re
ported at Rangoon and It is possible
she has made other captures.
Armed CmUer Sank.
"The British auxiliary cruiser Car-
mania, Captain Noel Grant, Royal Navy
went-into action September 14 off the
east coast of South America with a
German armed merchant cruiser, sup
posed to be Cap Trafalgar or Berlin,
mounting eight four-inch guns and
pompoms. The action lasted one hour
and 45 minutes, when the German ship
capsized and sank, her survivors be
ing rescued by an empty collier.
"Of the Carmania's crew nine men
were killed and five seriously wounded.
None of the officers was wounded. The
First Lord of the Admiralty has sent
the following 'telegram to Captain
Grant: 'Well done! You have fought
a fine action to a successful finish.'
"The British cruiser Cumberland,
Captain Curil Fuller, R. N., reports
from the Kamerun River that a Ger
man steamboat on the night of Septem
ber 14 attempted to sink the British
gunboat Dwarf. Commander Frederick
Strong, with an infernal machine in
her bows. The attempt failed and the
steamboat with one prisoner was cap
tured.
. Gunboat Purposely Rammed.
"On the night of September 16 -the
Dwarf was purposely rammed by the
Nachtigall. a German merchant ship.
The Dwarf was slightly damaged but
sustained no casualties. The Nachti
gall was wrecked. The enemy lost four
white, men and 10 colored men and
eight white and four colored men are
missing.
"A further report from the Cumber
land today says that two German
launches, one carrying explosive ma
chines, were , destroyed. The. enemy's
losses were one white man killed and
three white men and two natives taken
prisoners."
The Admiralty reports confirm an
earlier report from Tokio, last week,
of the sinking of six British steamers
by the Emden in far distant waters. Of
the steamers the Indus was of 2103
tons, and was last reported at Cal
cutta, August 11; the Lovat was of, 1090
tons; the Killim or Killin of 2257; the
Diplomat 4873 tons was last reported
at Suez August 11, bound from Liver
pool for Calcutta.
Neither the Frabbock or "the Katinga
is mentioned in the official maritime
register. There is a Kabinga of 2925
tons, which was at Calcutta September
3, ready to sail for Boston and New
York, and a Katanga of 2160 tons,
which sailed from Port Talbot August
20 for Calcutta.
PERSONAMVIENTION.
E. M. Duffy, of Salem, la at the Carl
ton. W. S. Doty, of Omaha, la at the Mult
nomah. C. Owen, of Los Angeles, la at the
Oregon.
- J. C. Smith, of Nehalem, la at the
Carlton. -
George Mix, of Falls City, Is at the
Cornelius.
Charles II. Stewart, of Albany, la at
tne Benson.
F. S. Bramwell, of La. Grande, Is at
tne Oregon.
Frank Wyman. of Boise. Idaho, is at
the uregon.
N. Parker, of Milwaukee, Wis., is at
tne canton.
Dr. J. H. Race, of Cincinnati, O.. is
the Seward.
C. K. Belding. of Hood River, is at
the Imperial.
J. H. Denison. of Grants Pass, is
the Cornelius.
F. L. Sterling, of Maryhill, Wash,, is
at the uregon.
Thomas A. McBrlde. Chief .turtic of
the State Supreme Court, is at the Im
perial. Benjamin C. Sheldon, of Medford, is
at the Perkins.
Mrs. Swan Benson, of Newberg, Is at
the Multnomah.
H. W. Nesting, of Des Moines, Iowa,
is at the Benson.
R. N. Harris, of Pennsgrove, N. J., is
at the Multnomah.
Sam Mothershead is registered at the
Imperial from Burns.
Ben Schloss is registered at the Ben
son from San Francisco.
W. E. Mack is registered at the Ore
gon from Pasadena. CaL.
Dr. P. S. Hawkins is registered at the
Cornelius from Newberg.
G. E. McCrow and J. E. Wood, of Mc
Coy, are at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Armond, of The
Dalles, are at the Perkins.
Benjamin C. Sheldon, is registered at
the Perkins from Medford.
Andrew McMercher is registered at
the Washington from Eugene.
Colonel H. G. Newport is registered
at the Perkins from Hermiston.
Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Johnson are regis
tered at the Benson from Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Levlnthal, of
Astoria, are at the Washington.
Mrs. R A. Booth, of Eugene, regis
tered at the Imperial yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Garfield, of Wash
ington, D. C, are at the Benson.
Charles L. Hill and A. W. Burney, of
Multnomah Falls, are at the Cornelius.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Melvine are regis
tered at the Multnomah from Spokane.
CONGRESS HEARING END
ADJOIlaMENT Bf OCTOBER
NOW EXPECTED.
15 IS
War Tax Bill to Be Expedited In Sen
ate, but May Undergo Ckange.
Trust BUI in Dispute.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. Congress.
which has been In continuous session
for 18 months, is almost ready to send
word to the President that it has com
pleted its work. Unless the European
war should precipitate conditions now
unforeseen, legislative tasks in hand
should be finished within a few weeks.
Administration leaders tonight said
they could see no reason why adjourn
ment should not be taken by Octo
ber 15.
While the Senate Is fighting its way
out of the river and harbor difficulty
the House this week will at last take
up the war revenue bill. Majority
Leader Underwood believes he can
pilot the bill through within the week.
The war tax will take effect imme
diately on passage, except that the
stamp tax provision will not become
operative until November 1. Senate
Democrats will expedite the bill all
they can, although there may be some
changes. In its present form the meas
ure has the indorsement of the Presl
dent.
Trust legislation is about concluded.
The Federal trade commission bill
awaits the signature of the President,
who is delaying the vitalization of the
law until the Clayton anti-trust bill
to supplement the Sherman act can
reach him. The conference report on
that measure will be completed to
morrow. The disputed point of the
measure concerns the amendment by
Senator Reed, which would give the
courts authority when corporations
are convicted to appoint receivers and
sell property of corporations to per
sons who would restore competitive
conditions. Serious opposition has de
veloped to this feature, the argument
being that it opens a dangerous op
portunity for connivance of courts
with business interests and offers an
allurement for corruption. ' The sec
tion is certain to be modified if not
eliminated.
The House this week will pass the
Ferris bill to provide for a National
system of leases of public lands so as
to open up their mineral resources. On
its passage advocates of the Jones
bill, looking to independence of the
Philippines, are planning to call up
rule now lying on Speaker . Clark's
desk, the adoption of which would
give the bill immediate consideration.
PEAGE TALK IS CHECKED
PRESIDENT WILL NOT NOW LISTEN
TO IMPORTUNITIES.
Time Believed Not Ripe For Effective
Action Italy and Roumnnla
Widely Disjcaaaed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. President
Wilson feels that the opportune mo
merit for the United States Government
to exert its influence effectually for
peace in Europe has not arrived. This
was caid today on the highest au
thorlty. For the present, it was said.
unofficial and Informal efforts to per
suade the Washington government to
press for peace la Europe would be
unavailing.
There is a steady diminution here
peace talk. Instead, the possibilities
of an extension of the European con
flict to Italy and Roumania re wide
ly discussed among well informed of
ficials. "Roumania will" follow Italy,
said the report of an American diplo
matic officer recently. Since then there
have been added evidences of an en
tente between Rqme and Bucharest. .
Practically no change has occurred
in the situation in Turkey, Russian vic
tories it is believed by diplomats of
the allied countries, has had a sober
ing effect on the war party at Con
stantinople. As October approaches,
when the abrogation of the capitula
tions becomes effective. It is expected
the question of Turkey's neutrality
soon will be definitely settled.
From the far East sucn advices as
have been received describe the ac
tivity of the Japanese as careful and
deliberate, their movements being ex
ecuted slowly to enable them to invest
Klau-Chau with the least possible loss
of life.
NOBILITY AMONG WOUNDED
List of British Casualties Shows
Many Orflcers Dead.
LONDON, Sept. 20. A casualty list,
made public tonight by the war office,
again shows a large number of offi
cers among the killed, wounded or miss
ing. Sixteen orncers are reported
killed, 88 wounded and 10 missing.
The famous Coldstream Guards and
the Black Watch regiments were among
the sufferers, the former having 13
men wounded or missing ana tne lat
ter 16 wounded or missing.
Among the wounded is Lord James
Thomas Stuart-Murray, son of the
Duke of Atholl. He is a captain of
the Oueen's Crown Cameron Highland
ers and won both King's and Queen's
medals for bravery in the South African
war. He Is 34 years old.
Others reported wounded are the Hon,
UMtzrov Richard Somerset and the Hon.
Nigel Fitzroy Somerset, respectively the
eldest and the third sons of Lord Rag
lan; and Major the Hon. Alfred Henry
Maitland, third son of the Earl of Lau
derdale.
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DRUGS
CLOSE' OF -BATTLE
S DECLARED EAR
Exhaustion Halts Armies When
Shot Fail; Victory for Al
lies Is Writer's View.
FRENCH GET HEAVIER GUNS
New Attack to bo Made on Stubborn
German Stronghold at Soissons.
Conflict Declared Hell, Witli
Britons Entering Gladly.
LONDON. Sept. 20. A correspondent
of the Times sends the following dis
patch from "behind the British lines,
anted September i:
The great battle draws to a close.
Exhaustion, rather than snoi ana
shell, has wrought a terriDie peace
Linnu- tha river- banks a peace which
my experiences or tne wsi w uwb
lead me to believe may be the herald
of victory. That, at least. Is how 1
tha situation.
"T have seen our troops afid the
French go into battle these last days,
not as won and weary men. but as
conquerors. I have seen them return
wounded from this valley with the
conquering Bpirit fanned to fierce
lury. Here Is a typical description
from the tranches of the great strug
gle: Briton Dig Way In.
- we are slowly beating them back.
We have to do it foot by foot, for
they have huge guns and their shell
fire la terrible. But we keep peg
ging away. How? Well, we dig our
selves In we British lads have
learned that lesson and then we go on
lighting and fighting until the mo
ment comes when we can make a
small advance. We crawl up again,
and dig ourselves in, and so on.
" 'At the end of ft. of course, comes
the cold steel. We are all right
there.' : 1 ,
"The scene on the river at night was
magnificent and appalling beyond
words. The whole valley was swept
with a blaze of searchlights from
darkness until dawn. Great beams
moved up and dowji. searching the
skie3 and trenches and revealing
masked batteries on the heights and
dark forms lying along the ridges.
Rain Hampers Engineers,
"Here and there a lurid flash re
vealed the bursting of a shell or wisp
0f fjre a volley from some concealed
vonrao-A. and over all rolled the per-
natuil thunder of the guns a fierce
and thrilling accompaniment.
"An incessant rain riooaea tne great
river, making the work of the heroic
engineers a verltaoie wan oi xir-
iiilA1t
"This was a battle to inq last, ounce
nf ctrpnrth. in which man and horse
nn.irori out their whole lives in a few
frenzied moments. Day and night tne
combat raged without intermission.
ov.Kir.tr and flowing like the tide, seeth
ing like a cauldron. And into the hell
strong men went down on: it was a
brave sight to see them go. gaily and
light heartedly to return perhaps in
a few hours broken for life, or it may
be never to return at an, wr u
was terrible.
"The battle westward by the Forest
of Aigle has been carried back from
the river bank a matter of some ten
kilometers (about six miles). But at
Soissons the enemy still hold their
ground. Here in the stone quarries
CHICAGO DOCTOR'S
TRIP TO LONDON
We present the greatest tribute we
ever heard of. -
We have before us letter from a
Chicago physician temporarily In
London. Between the lines it would
appear the Doctor went to London to
treat some dear one with Bright's
Disease. The results were satisfactory,
and the' Doctor was to leave on the
1st for home.
As to what the Doctor did, the fol
lowing brief postscript discloses: "I
brought six bottles of the Renal Com
pound to the case, but find I should
have brought more. The case Is pro
gressing well."
The motive of the letter was to ask
if Fulton's Renal Compound can be
had in London, and, if not. then the
New York address.
The 'ability of Fulton's Renal Com
Dound to reduce albumen in many
cases of Bright's Disease is a FACT
IN PHYSICS established thousands of
times. That this humane fact in
urinalysis can, be accepted by some
physicians and denied by others, when
patients are dying for just such an
agent, is to us the marvel of the can
tury. Adv.
ii?C Stamps Till 2 Today
WHAT'S A GUARAN
TEE GOOD FOR?
Depends on Who and What
Our guarantee has been
good for 50 years it 's
good today if the article
you buy is not right bring
it back.
Do you like a Pure Ma
ple Sugar! We have it.
15-ounce bricks, 25. I
We are the
THERMOS
n
" people. We
have every
Thermos
Bottle, Flask,
Carafe, Lunch
Kit, Food Jar
made. Extra
fillers and
, parts..
Look at our display of
Thermos Goods, Fine Cut
lery, Shavers' Supplies,
Flashlights, Clocks and
Manicure Goods. Sundry
Center, First Floor.
Building, Alder
above the town they have massed a
powerful battery of artillery of such
heavy metal that our guns have not
been strong enough to cope with It.
Allies Get Heavier Gums.
"For this reason, and this reason
alone, they have been able to with
stand our attacks. Happily, the French
have now brought up their heaviest
guns and are about to open a fresh
bombardment. The one advantage the
enemy possessed he mast presently
lose. -
"Understand, this Is the hardest
fought encounter of the war. It has
been a frontal attack against a power
ful foe, splendidly entrenched and
strongly situated. Only the better
fighter wins such a battle. To have
conquered at Aisne is to have proved
one's Belf irresistible."
The correspondent speaks of "the
strange, almost inhuman, courage and
eternal cheerfulness of the British, the
Elan of France, that valiance that
makes her troops in attack the most
irresistible of the world," and adds:
"To speak of lesser matters, I have
Been great trainloads of captured Ger
man cannon, taken during the last
week, and still greater trainloads of
captured Germans; German prisoners
peacefully at work on the railroads
and elsewhere, looking wonderfully
happy and contented and. finally, I
have seen our splendid airmen per
forming their reconnaissance work,
speeding away to the thrill and ter
ror of a great rally.
"Victory is not yet. but we await
the morrow with great hope and con
fidence."
In the province of Shantunir, China, there
Is a population of 30.0OO.0UU on an area
equivalent to one-third, that of the state of
California.
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etc., proves it is the most popular roofing; on the market today.
This popularity is the result of the excellent service Certain-teed Roofing
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The reasonable price is the result of our
large production, modern and scientific
manufacturing methods and unexcelled
shipping facilities. Each of our enormous
mills the biggest in the world is a com
plete producing unit in itself, where, we
make our entire line of goods from the
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Certain-teed Roll Roofing is guaranteed
5 years for 1-ply, 10 years for 2-ply and
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In addition to above we also make a
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papers, etc
Ask your local dealer. He will be glad to
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price advances.
The 'Materna'
is a heavy glass
measure so grad
uated that vou
can make up the
baby's ration
without risk,
guess or extra
measures the whole story
is in the glass. Ask to see
it .in the Infant Section,
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at West Park
BIG P0LEUPT0M0RR0W
OREGON'S LARGEST FLAGSTAFF IN
WORLD IS READY.
Dedication and Raising of Giant on
Panama Fair Grounds to Be
Cercmonlons Affair.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Sept. 20.
(Special) Astoria's flagpole, the tall
est In the world, is to be dedicated on
the Oregon Bite at the Panama-Pacific!
Exposition Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock, by the Commissioners of Ore
gon, George A. Nelson, special envoy
from Astoria, and Mayor Rolph.
In the ceremonies of dedication a
brass shield sent from Astoria is to be
unveiled, with speeches by the Oregon
Commissioners, George Hyland, Mayor
Rolph and others, assisted by the Ore
gon Society of California. ' After that
the flag presented by the citizens of
Astoria is to be raised by five exposition
guards.
The flagpole, which was given by the
citizens of Astoria, was hewn from a
single tree 318 feet in height, weighs
93.600 pounds, and contains more than
30,000 feet of lumber, enough to build
five eight-room houses.
It cost upwards of $5000 to transport
the pole and place it in position. At
the top of the pole is a star ten feet
In diameter.
Distinct traces of llht have been detected
in the ocean at depths of more than 30vu
feet by an English oceanog-raphical expedi
tion. v
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BTJSlmSS FBCSFESXTT.
Season for Industrial Depression.
ero
Prosperity is a happy state. It de
pends upon good credit, stable prices,
employment of wage earners, and a
general confidence in the future.
Of late there seems to have been an
unnecessary amount of business de
pression, due mostly to the lack of
fairness of one class toward another,
and to a little dishonesty or overgrasp
ing scattered through all the classes,
but not in a majority of any of l hem.
In a country of our enormous natu
ral wealth, we should have little to
worry about. The United States, with
its insular possessions and Alaska, is
nearly as large as Europe. Our coasts
are indented with excellent harbors
and intersected by internal waterways,
and we have, by far. the finest and
cheapest cost railroad transportation in
the whole world, making communica
tion cheap and easy. We have tre
mendous water power and every va
riety of climate and soil. Magnificent
forests cover a great area of our terri
tory. -Our land is liberally stocked
with almost every variety of mineral
wealth, and with our vast agricultural
wealth we lead the world in a great
many things.
When corporations are renovated and
their ills aired by publicity, and when
business men begin to feel a renewed
confidence, and when political "cure
alls." who have never made & success of
their own affairs, ouit offering "reme
dies" for all sorts of imaginary troubles;
when we have full publicity in politics
svnd in government: when business
managers and employees treat each
other fairly, the causes for apparent
depression will disappear and rral pros
perity will return and etay with us.
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