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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY,' DECEMBER 31, 1914.
The Year s Last
The Red Cross Appeals
To you. Contributions, no
matter bow small, axe ac
ceptable. Also old linens are
very much needed. Official
Red Croaa atatlon.
Fourth Day of Special Opportunities in
Tine Wlhdte Sale of Lingerie
A perfect avalanche of white has swept over the undermuslin section. New merchandise, fresh and
crisp, has been coming in so fast as to make these days of special opportunity a veritable White Sale
within a White Sale.
Easy enough to quote prices not so easy to tell of quality. You will find it here, however in every
single garment. Quality, style and workmanship are very unusual.
Real "bargains" these:
Offering the Entire Stock of French and American Made Undermuslins
ONE-FIFTH TO ONE-HALF. REGULAR PRICES
For instance the French hand-made chemises range from 84c to $7.50 and were $1.25 to $15.00; American-made
chemise are 49c to $2.19, were 65c to $2.75. - -
French gowns were $2.50 to $62.50. now $1.67 to $31.25; American-made gowns sold regularly at $1.00 to
$1 7.50. are now 79c to $11. 98.
French combination suits were $2.35 to $63.50, are now $1.57 to $31.75. Those of American make were
$1.00 to $17.50. special now 79c to $11.98.
And so on down the entire list of undergarments, you will find the reductions equally as attractive on Princess slips,
corset covers, skirts and drawers. Fourth Floor
ALLIES REPEL FOES,
Perceptible Advance in Cham
pagne Reported, Territory
Won Near Nieuport.
ARTILLERY DUELS GO ON
Germans Bornbard St. Georges Vig
orously in Effort to Recover Ixst
Ground Now Being: Put in
State of New Defense.
PARIS, Dec. SO. The following: off!
cial communication was Issued by the
War Office tonight:
"There are no important incidents to
report except bombardments in the
region of Arras and on the heights of
the Meuse and progress In Champagne,
which seems to have been quite pro
nounced. "The bad weather persists along the
greater part of the front.
Gains Made Near Nieuport.
The earlier official report says slight
gains were made near Nieuport. This
communication also recites other points
along the line where German attacks
have been driven back. There has been
heavy bombarding at St. Georges, in the
Alsne region, and on the heights of the
Meuse. The text of the communication
"In Belgium we have won a little
territory In the region of Nieuport, op
posite Polders, and to the north of Lorn
baertzyde. The enemy subjected St.
Georges to a violent bombardment.
This is the position we are putting in a
etate of defense.
German Point of Support Taken.
"We. have captured a German point
of support located to the southeast of
bonneoeke on the road between Bece
laere and Paschendaele.
"From the Ly3 to the Oise there is
nothing to report.
"In the Valley of the Aisne and In
Champagne the enemy has manifested
another burst of activity, which has
taken the form particularly of a violent
artillery fire, to which our heavy ar
tillery replied effectively.
"In the Argonne we have made slight
progress in the region of Four-de-Parls.
German Howitzers Silenced.
"Between the Argonne and the Mo
selle there has been cannonading along
all the front, but particularly severe
along the heights of the Meuse.
"In the Vosges the enemy delivered
an attack against our positions at La
Tete-de-Faux; this was repulsed.
"In Upper Alsace we have been con
solldating our positions. Our heavy
artillery reduced to silence the German
howitzers which were bombarding Upper
FARMS ECLIPSE RECORDS
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of all items is to be regarded as an
Index number, or from a relative rather
than from an absolute point of view.1
Sales Pr Farm Are 9892.
The sales of crops last year were
estimated at $2,928,000,000; sales of live
MAKING SOME GAINS
White Sale of Lace Curtains
Catching the spirit of the month, the great Upholstery Gallery blooms
forth in garlands of white, culled from" the very choice collection of lace
curtains gathered for this White Sale.
Net Curtains $1.29 and $1.49 Pair
Selling Regularly at $2.50 to $4.00 the Pair
Curtains made of fine quality net in white and ecru. Finished with braid trim
ming applied in straight or novelty effects, some with deep hems held in place with
braid. 2 Yz yards long and 36 to 40 inches wide.
Finest Scrim and Net Curtains
In this assortment we offer some of our very finest lace curtains in handsome
real lace patterns insertions of lace and edgings to match, heavily braided effects
cluny laces and filet lace designs. In white and ecru. 2J4 yards long and from
40 to 50 inches wide.
$4.00 to $3.00 Curtains, $2.89
$6.00 to $6.50 Curtains, $3.85
$55.00 to $60.00 Wilton Rugs $43.50
Here are Bigelow and other standard qualities of superior
Wilton rugs, shown in an unusually large variety of patterns
and beautiful colorings. Rugs such as these are suitable for living-rooms,
dining-rooms and bedrooms. In size 9x12 feet.
stock, $2,919,000,000. a total of 85,837, -000,000.
The estimated value of total
sales per farm was $892 and sales per
capita, of rural population (excluding
The value of the principal farm crops
this year was:"
Corn, 11,702,599,000; wheat, $878,680,-
000; hay, $779,068,000; cotton, $519,616,
000; oats, $499,413,000; potatoes, $198,-
609,000; barley, $105,903,000; tobacco,
$101,411,000; sweet potatoes, $41,294,-
000; rye,, $37,018,000; sugar beets, $27,-
950,000; rice, $21,849,000; flaxseed, $19,
540,000. and buckwheat, $12,892,000.
In the production of the foregoing
14 principal crops, this year's average
was about 10 per cent larger than in
1913, and 6 per cent smaller than 1912,
which year stands as one of the great
est aggregate productions in the United
States. -This year two important crops
exceeded previous records wheat, with
891,000,000 bushels, following the 1913
record of 763,000,000 bushels, and cot
ton, with 15,966,000 bales (preliminary
estimate), the previous record being
15,693,000 bales in 1911.
The value per acre of all enumerated
THE OREGONIAN ANNUAL
IN GREEN WRAPPERS. ..
The Oregonian Annual will he
on sale Friday morning, Jan
nary 1. Copies desired for mail
ing will be rolled in neat green
wrappers, with necessary post
age. Supplies of The Annual
will be available at various
prominent street corners, as well
as at The Oregonian office,
where addresses may be left.
Copies all ready for mailing will
be sent anywhere in the United
States and its possessions, Can
ada and Mexico for 10 cents.
The price for single copies un
stamped is 5 cents each. Be
sure to send copies of The An
nual, Oregon's greatest advertis
ing medium, to your friends in
other states. Look for the
crops averaged about $16.44 this year,
compared with $16.52 in 1913 and $16.15
2 MORE CARGOES HELD UP
Great Britain Seizes American Cop
per Bound for Sweden.
"WASHINGTON, Dec 80. Detention
by British authorities of the Swedish
steamer New Sweden, carrying 730 tons
of American copper for Stockholm, at
Newcastle, and of tne Norwegian steam
er Sorland, carrying 600 tons for the
same port, at Lelth, December 28, was
reported today to the State Department
by the American Smelting & Refining
The company, has advised the State
Department it has been unable to get
advices of the disposal of the ship
ments. The department has made in
quiries of Great Britain.
The New Sweden sailed from New
York December 16 for Gothenburg via
Klrkwell, and the Sorland sailed from
New York on November 27 for the same
War Insurance Kates Reduced.
LONDON. Dec. 80. The government
rate on insurance of cargo against war
risks will be reduced, it was announced
today, from one and one-half guineas
to one guinea per cent. The new rate
takes effect December 31.
Shopping Opportunity, and the
of cJ Merit Only"
$7.00 to $8.00 Curtains, $4.95
$11 to $12 Curtains , . . .$7.75
HONORS DEAD FOES
Burial of Frenchmen Fatally
Wounded in Battle Is With
CAPTIVES WELL TREATED
Details of Sinking: of Destroyer
Mousquet October'J,26 Off Penang
Just Made Known War Ves
sel Surprised and Attacked.
PARIS, France, Dec. 30. (Special.)
A new example of the magnanimity
of Captain von Muller, of the German
cruiser Emden, has come to light
through the columns of a newspaper
published in Saigon, the capital of
French Indo-China. Perhaps naval
ethics are superior to those of the
army, or perhaps fighting a long dis
tance from home makes men less sav
age, but certainly the following story
of courteous warfare and respect and
honor paid by the conqueror to the
conquered shines brilliantly among so
many dark pictures of relentless war
fare. The , world knows that on October 26
the German cruiser Kmden sunk the
French destroyer Mousquet of Penang,
one of the islands of the Straits Set
tlements, but the details have only now
become known in France. The com
mandant of the Mousquet mistook the
Emden for a British cruiser and let it
approach to within a distance of two
miles and a half, when it hoisted the
German flag and opened fire.
The commandant, named Theroinne,
prepared to give battle, but before the
men were at their posts the Emden
fired and killed or wounded many
French sailors, among whom were the
pilot, Pege, and the wireless operators,
Albertlnl and Pietri. From this time
on the Mousquet was without a chance
of escape. One by one the crew were
struck and - soon a shell crashed
through the side of the French vessel
and entered the boiler. The little de
stroyer began to go down by the head.
The Emden ceased firing. Command
ant Theroinne. for the first time, de
scended from the bridge and began dis
tributing life preservers, buoys and
hatch gratings. He himself was wound,
ed, two thin streams of blood flowing
down his face. In a moment most of
the crew who were able to do so had
leaped into the sea. The Kmden fired
again and the commandant ran for
ward to give aid to two wounded sol
diers. He was in the act of throwing
life buoys when the Mousquet disap
peared. M. Theroinne succeeded in finding
support for some time on a floating
box. but owing to an accident, he was
again thrown into the water and never
reappeared. Ensign Carissan was saved
and assumed the commander's place.
The Emden lowered two boats and res
cued the survivors, beginning with
those farthest from the vessel.
One, Annamit, preferred trusting to a
floating barrel to being rescued.
Then a siren whistle from the Emden
recalled the rescue parties, as French
torpedo boats had been sighted. Those
not wounded were given quarters on
the Emden's deck and the wounded
were installed in the Infirmary, .Ger
With Intensely Gripping Sales
Order By Mail
This Great Sale
Is Every Housewife's
Hundreds of Dollars'
from a superb banquet cloth
down to the smallest doily
Have Been Marked
A Very Special Sale
Misses and Children
Patent colt button shoes
in black, with cloth tops, 4
foxed, with tip of same, sen
sible shapes for growing feet
Also dull calf button
shoes for everyday wear,
with plump soles, foxed,
also sensible shapes.
Sizes 6 to 8, special $1.50
Sizes 8 to 11, special $2.00
Sizes HVz to 2, sp'l $2.25
Sizes 2V2 to 2, sp I $2.75
These shoes come in a
style as shown in the illus
tration. - Basement
man sailors gave clothing to the French
prisoners. . On the night of October
28-29 two of the latter. Barbaroux and
Stephan. died of their wounds. The
German crew. Including the Prince of
Hohenzollern, a nephew of the Kaiser,
buried the dead Frenchmen, who were
wrapped in the trl-colors with all mili
The Emden's captain recited prayers
for the dead and made a speech in Ger
man, closing with the words in French:
"We pray for these brave men who
died from wounds received in glorious
Eventually the French survivors were
placed aboard the English freighter
Newbern and landed at Sabank, a port
in the Dutch feast Indies. Courtesy
and charity toward his enemies char
acterized all the actions of the Emden's
captain, who deserves to be remem
bered equally for his qualities of mercy
and his splendid naval achievements.
OREGON FOLKS ARE FIRST
Continued From First Page.)
in her colonization and development
work, and pointed to the Portland Com
mercial Club as the model of every
other city on the Coast.
C. C Moore, president of the exposi
tion, was surprised at the close of the
dedication ceremonies by initiation into
membership in the Royal Rosarians.
J. E. Werlein. representing the Mayor
of Portland, and acting as prime min
ister of the Rosarians, conferred the
degree on Mr. Moore and Mrs. J. F.
Logan as Grand Duchess of Rosaria,
bestowed on him the jewel of the
In his acceptance of the initiation Mr.
Moore spoke again flatteringly of
Portland as the first city that had
been able to perfect and put Into ef
fective work an organization for
furthering The city's fame and in
terests such as the Rosarians.
"After we decided that it was im
$2.50, $3.00 AND $3.50 W. B. NUFORM CORSETS
Special $1.95 Pair
Four distinct models of W. B. corsets, fashioned with the low or medium
bust and very long over the abdomen, hips and back. Web supporters
attached to the front and sides. These models are suitable for the slender,
average and full figures, some having insets of rubber gussets. Made of
plain coutil, fancy broche; trimmed with embroidery and lace.
W. B. and Nadia Corsets $1.48 Pair
Selling Regularly to $2.00
These models are made of excellent quality coutil, trimmed with em
broidery bands. Suitable for the average figure. With low bust and
extreme length over the hips, abdomen and back. Three pairs of hose
supporters attached. Sizes 19 to 30.
$5.00 W. B. Reduso Corsets $3.50
These corsets are made of the finest quality coutil, having medium bust
and extreme length over the hips and back. Broad front steels to give
support and straight lines over the abdomen. Deep bust gores to support
the front, also rubber gussets to give ease when sitting. Heavy webbing
$1.00 and $1.25 Brassieres 79c
These brassieres are made of excellent quality of cambric,
cut with round neck and finished with embroidery edges
and insertions and many have the seams joined with fine
veining. In cross back and hook front styles, also rein
forced under the arms. In sizes 34 to 46. -Fourth Floor.
i!SMendbsnoWro' Merit OnSf
LOW PRICES PREVAIL THROUGHOUT
ENTIRE STORE OF WOMEN'S APPAREL
The greatest money-saving opportunities of the season, affording the
public an opportunity of choosing from the latest Fall and Winter-fashions
in coats, dresses, waists, skirts, furs and suits at reductions that have no
equal. (In fact every garment is reduced.) Today we specially
call your attention to the following extra specials :
Continuing Our Great Sale of Women's
Silk, Velvet and Serge Dresses
SELLING REGULARLY UP TO $35.00
An assemblage of handsome dresses which portray all that is new in Fall and
Winter one-piece models. This is one of the finest collections of high-class dresses we
have offered in a special sale. Every popular color, such as black, navy, green, brown
and evening shades. In solid cloth or combinations of satin and serge.
$32.50 Newest Tailored Suits for $23.85
In these suits are featured the newest 26, 27 and 28-inch length jackets, and in
styles that will be favored for Spring garments. They are made of serge and gabar
dine in black, navy, blue and Copenhagen, having skirts fashioned in the new flare
styles with' plain or yoke top.
Every Novelty Dress
Smart skirts of finest quality English and French serges in black
plaited, flare and yoke-top effects. Some with deep yokes of satin, others trimmed with girdles and
sashes. Perfectly made and tailored.
Every Dress Skirt Selling at $6.00 and $7.00, Now $3.95 "
Skirts of fine all-wool serge in black and navy blue. Plain and plaited tunic styles and yoke-top
models. Some with accordion-plaited under part, others with underskirts of self material. Also some
plain and Roman striped effects. Third Floor
Laces and Embroideries An Important Sale
50e to 75c Embroideries, 22c VOILE AND CREPE FLOUNCINGS
N 75c to $1.00 Embroideries, 29c 45 inches wide, in Venise and Irish effects. Selling
4 to 15-inch embroideries of Swiss, nainsook and to $5.00 yard. Special, $1.33.
cambric, with fast, firm edges, in deep and small seal- NARROW FLOUNCINGS
lops. In floral and conventional designs. Dainty ruffled and hemstitched effects of lawn and
EMBROIDERY INSERTIONS nainsook, in floral and conventional designs.
Nainsook, cambric and Swiss" embroidery insertions in $1.50 to $1.95 for 98c
blind and eyelet designs. Half to one and a half inches 85c to 95c Flouncings 59c
wide. $1.25 Flouncings 79c
18c to 20c Insertions 12c Regular 65c to $30.00 Yard
25c Insertions 15c NQ VELTY LACES, HALF PRICE
SPANGLED ALLOVERS AND LACES Regular $2.00 to $10.00 Yard
, H?L PHSV- v FLOWERED CHIFFONS, HALF PRICE
Regular $3.50 to $8.95 Yard i-irt t ioor
possible here in San Francisco," he
said. "It remained for Portland to
prove that it could be done and for
that reason I deem it an exceptional
honor to be made a member of the
P. H. D'Arcy, of Salem, delivered the
address in benalf of the Oregon So
ciety. The invocation was by William
Ford Nichols, Episcopal bishop.
Following the dedication, a rose was
planted in front of the Oregon build
ing and christened in honor of Mrs.
O. M. Clark, wife of the chairman of
the Oregon Commission. J. E. Werlein
and George Hyland conducted this cere
mony and W. J. Hofmann planted ths
rose bush, with the assistance of Ed
ward Boyce and Master Edward
Merges. The shovel used was the one
with which the live oak was planted
in Portland by the Royal Oaks, of Oak
land, two years, ago, and this shovel
will be formally given to the Oakland
Commercial Club tomorrow night. Miss
Mabel Riggs as Princess of Rosaria
christened the rose.
The enthusiasm which culminated in
San Francisco today began to be ap
parent when the party reached Sacra
mento this morning and was welcomed
there by representatives of the Com
mercial Club and the Governor. Roy
O. Yates was chairman for the Ro
sarians at this city and Dr. Henry
Waldo Coe was the speaker. Three
boxes of Oregon apples were bestowed
on the representative of the Governor
with the compliments of Oregon.
The committee on reception in Sac
ramento consisted of D. W. Carmlchael,
president of the Commercial Club; S.
Glen Andrus, secretary; John S. Cham
bers, representing Governor Johnson,
who was not in the city; Harry Knopp,
Jack Skelton, Steven Hopkins, J. C.
Carley, Stephen Day and F. B. Mc
Xevitt. The committee in charge of recep
tion at San Francisco comprised L. W.
Skirt Selling at $10
Buckley, D. O. Lively, G. L. Hutchin.
A.. A. .Schel, C. C. Craig and Eugene
Fred Reed, J. C. Kane and I. Rich
ardson, of Oakland, met the Rosarians
at the ferry at Benicia and announced
$5.00 TO $8.00 BOYS' SUITS, $3.98
All-wool suits of fancy mixtures in Norfolk and sack styles, some of
the larger sizes with two pairs of pants.
Corduroy suits in brown and mouse color, in fancy Norfolk style,
some with patch pockets and sewed-down belts. Sizes 6 to 18 years.
NAVY BLUE SERGE AND CHEVIOT
$10.00 TO $13.50 BOYS' SUITS, $4.95
Extra fine all-wool navy blue serge and cheviot sack suits of the best
quality, fit and finish, in sizes 11 to 18 years only.
Suits of fancy all-wool mixtures in Norfolk and sack styles, with
patch pockets, sewed-down belts and regulation styles, sizes 6 to
$9.50 TO $13.50 NAVY BLUE SERGE SUITS, $7.95
All our all-wool navy serge suits are included in this sale suits of
character, fit and finish seldom shown for boys. In fancy models and
plain Norfolks, with patch pockets. Best quality linings. Sizes 6 to
$9.50 TO $16.50 BOYS' SUITS, $7.95
The finest all-wool mixtures, tweeds and homespuns, in a great variety
of snappy models, English cuts, showing patch pockets, sewed-down
belts, in fancy checks, stripes in brown, tan, gray and black and white.
All made in knickerbocker style.
$8.50 TO $12.50 SUITS FOR STOUT BOYS, $4.95
These suits are made for boys that cannot be fitted in regulation
sizes. Made of fancy all-wool mixtures and navy blue serges in brown,
gray and blue. Ages 14 to 17 years.
BOYS' SEPARATE PANTS Sizes 5 to 16 Years
75c to 85c Pants 49c $1.00 Pants 77c $1.50 Pants 98c
Our entire stock of boys' fancy wool mixture pants in diagonals,
checks and stripes, in brown, tan, gray and black and white. All made
in knickerbocker style with taped seams.
BOYS' OVERCOATS, HALF PRICE
$10.00 Overcoats $5.00 $11.50 Overcoats $5.75
$12.50 Overcoats $6.25 $16.50 Overcoats $8.25
All-wool overcoats, made in box style, with convertible col
lar and belted back, half or full lined. Of fancy mixtures,
diagonals, and checks. Also some in navy blue. Sizes 8 to
1 7 years. Fourth Floor
to $12, Now $7.65
and navy blue. Novelty styles in
that the Oakland people, were prepar
ing to outdo themselves in the enter
tainment of the Oregon party tomor
row. Many of the Oakland men will
join the party and go to Pasadena and
For New Year's
A SALE OF
That Positively Is
Held in This City