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THE MORNING OREGONIAX, TUESDAY, MARCII. 9, 1913.
OF CHILDREN.- TOO
Marshal, Who Calls Himself
"Old Man," Has Kindness
and Humor in Him.
NAME IS USED FREELY
Sa cities. Cukes mid Curcalls Attest
Tremendous Popularity of Gen
eralSimplicities Like Those
T.Y JAMES ODONXELL. BENNETT,
oopvrisht. 1913. by James O'Donnell Ben.
rtt. Published ly Arrangement Itn the
r:r-viTTJT. WKADQUARTERS OF
THE EASTERN GERMAN' ARMY, Feb.
7. "The old man."
So Field Marshal von Hindenberg
describes himself this slow-speaking,
wise, meditative, utterly simple being-,
whose heavy lidded eyes suddenly
vtartle you with a flash of fire.
In the holiday time Mrs. von Hinden
berg came to Fosen to visit her hus
band. As no women are allowed to
top in the castle in. war time, she
had to take rooms in the Hotel de
Rome Her husband used to come
down there to dine with her and they
made a very cosy family picture as
ihv a rhuttincr tocether. When it
came time for her to depart the field
marshal turned one evening to me ai
rrrinr of the hotel and said:
"Well. Mr. Bethmann. tomorrow this
domestic life ends, and the old ma
must go back to work."
Th.ii h siched and said: "yah. Tah,
rv slowly, as Germans In a musing
nood often do.
!larhal Like "Good Old Vncle."
A phrase of von Bismarck of Jarchlin,
m nephew of tiie old chancellor, em
phasized the simple, fatherly concep
tion which the field marshal Jiimself Is
content to have the world noia mm.
whi-" -Mr. von Bismarck said, "he's
1,1a srnnH old uncle."
it U like a good old uncle, a good
old uncle who affects crustiness, that
the general treats the children of
I'onen. Sometimes they come into the
raolo eourtvard to sing for a lew
minutes under the windows of his
nnirtmpnti. and once when they did
that he came to the window and made
them a little speech on love of the
futherland. It was a terse, friendly
xiwrrh. and it wound up thus:
"Now klndchen. run home. 1 must go
Once on the street a group of child
ren, sinking and cheering, followed
hint until he turned on them in pre
tended anxiety and said:
"What is all this? What Is all thlsT
JV von think I have run away from
the Russians? It Is you who have run
away from home."
Name Associated V Itb Holiday".
With the children of this generation
his fame will always be connected with
pleasant holidays, for in many cities of
Germany news of his victories Is fol
lowed by the teacher's announcement,
"school is dismissed." '
The comic weeklies soon caught up
the point and there have been numer
ous cartoons like the one headed "Be
fore the Latin Hour." and showing a
small b'oy In distress. To his com
panion on the steps of the schoolhouse
the apprehensive boy is saying: "It's a
certainty I'm lost if Von Hindenburg
doesn't announce another victory to
The field marshal pays all the penal
ties exacted of a. popular idol for his
fame. The school children of the whole
empire have deulged him with letters.
and these communications nnany so ats
traded the servants and secretaries
at the castle that on certain days they
were burned by the basketful, and the
newspapers printed appeals to the chll
dren to write no more.
A report got out that the General was
Tiuffering from kidney trouble (he has
an occasional touch of lumbago), and
forthwith he was swamped with kidney
cures, or would have been if the bottles
hadn't gone out of the back door of th
castle as fast as they came in the front.
Then the manufacturers of nostrums for
tout got after him, and remedies came
by every post.
Germans who have had the privlleg
of close association with the field mar'
Bhal are not, however, apprehensive con
cernlng his health.
"From the quantity I saw him eating
Jast night," said one of these observers,
"I think there is nothing the matter
Xante Is Vsed Freely.
In addition to the venders of curealis,
the manufacturers of novelties have
made free with his name. Shop win
dows all over Germany are full of Hin
denburg soaps, Hinderburg cigars, Hin
denburg writing paper, Hindenburg per'
fumes, Hindenburg purses, Hindenbur:
stamps, Hindenburg cakes, Hindenburg
ashtrays. Hindenburg marches, and.
above all, Hindenburg busts and por
As for the many marches dedicated to
him. the General muttered one day when
lie was confronted with an array of 40
"I should like to get all these com
posers Into the castle yard while the
band played all their compositions at
He spoke half in despair and half in
fun. and he was much offended when
the person to whom he made the re
mark gave it to the newspapers. In
fact, he was angry.
"Now that will make me seem to
make light of the compliment these
Kentlemen have paid me." he said, ad
ding. "I canqot see why the newspapers
think it worth while to put such trifles
In their pages. They make me appear
Another time when some pleasantry
of his. was printetd he shook a warning
ringer ana growled: "I fix that paper,
making me say such silly things, not
worthy to be printed or read."
In fact, he is a curious combination
of punctiliousness and simplicity- a
trustful old man who expects people, to
respect his little confidences and not
retail his quiet jokes. That Is why he
so likes Professor Karl Ziegler and why
he doesn't like the newspapermen. The
professor never retails castle chitchat
In the coffee-house of Posen and the
General knows that. So he sits con
tentedly to the painter for the half
Tricks by Writer. Inaplre Dlallke.
"Writers for the press and some
painters, he thinks, play tricks on him.
as when an artist from Danzig, having
obtained the privilege of a sitting from
the General, made a rough sketch, took
tliree photographs and then went'away
and wrote for a newspaper a column
of his impressions of Hindcnberg, set
ting down what he said to the General
and what the General said to him and
what his little sister had said about
H was after hearing about that
article that the victim remarked: "I
fix that paper."
The Germans eeverely deprecate all
this kind of personal dishing up of a
notable. They say it destroys the dig
nity of a great man and. cheapens htm
most with the very public that Is most
eager to read the stuff.
"Very silly," they call it. and in the
next breath some of them will tell you
an engaging littjo detail about a man
like Hindcnberg that helps materially
to enliven and illuminate even so un
assuming a description of him as I am
here putting together.
Sometimes it has happened that per
sons who gave me bits of detail would
come meaching around three hours
later and say:
"Of course you won't send to Amer
ica that little story I told you about
the Field Marshal. It might make peo
pie think lightly of him."
'Human Interest" Not tnderatood.
"On the contrary," I would say. "it
will make them think nothing of the
Then they would shake their heads
and depart much depressed.
And so. as to their ban on some of
those Jokes and sidelights and whim-
whams my kind but apprehensive in
formants can go to grass. I think I
know what is harmless, and as to the
"human interest touch," the emphasis
on that never cheapened any notable,
I thought it amusing and not unin
structive in its bearing on the state
of the popular heart when a man' who
had written a book on raising chickens
sent a copy of it to the Field Marshal
with an adoring inscription, and it
struck me as not a valueless item in
the long and extraordinarily curious
annals of tribal war when a German
lady told me that the confectioners had
changed the name of the once popular
Japan cakes to Hindenberg cakes,
so as to restore their popularity. But,
she said, "how silly that is!"
Also silly in her opinion was the
fact that a glass of cognac, with a
lump of sugar in it and a slice of
lemon on top of it. is known as a
"Hindenberg." And again, when she.
who knows the victor of Tannenberg
well, spoke of him one day as "an old
Iamb, ' I could have kissed her han
for that human touch, but if she knew
I was going to put her phrase of en
dearment in an article she would be
very severe with me. indeed.
Quizzing Habit Like Bismarck's.
It is for these reasons that I may no
give the real name of the young Lieu
tenant whom. 'amid the turmoil of Tan
nenberg. General von .Hindenburg be
thought himself to ask to dinner be
cause he had known the youth's father
50 years ago at cadet school.
iou won t use me orricer a name,
will your said the Germans, "for people
would see the name and think the Lieu
tenant had been telling of the General's
Invitation so as to make himself con
So I don't use it.
I fancy that half the time people are
taxing Mindenburg s simplicities quite
seriously he is only getting a little mild
run out of life by quizzing the world.
And he does it to such perfection that
they remain in happy ignorance that he
is poking fun. It is said that Bismarck
had the same knack and that the exer
cise of it used to rest him greatly.
one morning a painter said to Hin
denburg after the regular half-hour sit
Excellency, I am going to work In
this light all the rest of the day. and
may I keep here the leggings you are
wearing? Then I can get the color
The General looked at the nainter
with slow intentness and pondered the
question several seconds. Then he said.
witn patient resignation:
'No, I think not. It's the only Dair I
nave, and' maybe this morning 1 need
them." And he marched awav.
SEED SOUGHT FOR CONTEST
Klamath Water-Users Prepare for
Competition by Children Growers.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. March S.
(Special.) TheKlamath Water 'Users'
Association, with ' President Abel Ady
and County Agriculturist H. R. Glals
ycr, Saturday began securing the best
seed possible for distribution among
the children of the water users on the
Klamath project who wish to enter the
contests announced by the association
The seed grain will be all of tho
same variety and the best obtainable.
The contest is in the way of growing
the best vegetables and grains. To
the boy or girl growing the best po
tato crop on a sixteenth of an acre will
be given the choice of three colts. The
second best grower, will have second
choice of the colts and the other colt
will go to the third best grower. Other
prizes are three calves, three hogs and
three pens of young turkeys for the
best crop of wheat, oats and barley
The Slhoe g
CONTINUES OFFERING lf( Jn
The Most Radical rv V JM?A
'.Reductions on JiistZW
TEETH MAY IDENTIFY MAN
Mrs. Jack French to Inspect Body
Washed Up at Westport.
ABERDEEN", Wash.. March 8. (Spe
cial.) Indentification of the body
washed up by the sea at Westport
Wednesday as that of Jack French,
employe of the Crescent Bottling
Works, who has been missing since
November, may be made by his wife
tomorrow from gold dental work in
the man's mouth. The body will be
viewed by Mrs. French tomorrow.
A son of It. C. Rohrabacher, of
Chehalis, believed the body to be that
of his father and the teeth were sent
to Kelso for inspection by a dentist
who had done work for the elder
Rohrabacher. The dentist said none of
the work had been done by him and
belief that the body is that of Rohra
bacher has been abandoned.
BAKER MANIS IN RACE
Friends of J. II. Nichols Want Him
on Game and Fish ComralMio.
Shoes for Women, Men and Boys
More different kinds of fashionable shoes are in this sale
than were ever before presented in a special selling event.
Shoes here for every need and styles that reach from the
conservative kinds which some of our customers wear season
in and season out to the very newest ideas in shoe fashions.
$7.00 Women's Patent and Demi-Calf Boots
Military style in patent calf and demi-calf
with short or long vamps, lace style, with fawn, '
. sand, gray, putty and black toppings. Mili- gt yfl
tary or Louis-Cuban heels
$5.00 Women's Patent and Gunmetal Boots
Button styles, welt soles, Louis-Cuban heels,
with tan, fawn, gray and black toppings. All
sizes and widths. Also three Spring styles with
the new sand, fawn and gray toppings. Louis
heels, welt soles, button style. Sale
$6.00 Women's Patent and Demi-Calf Boots
Button shoes with Louis-Cuban heels, with
colored toppings in sand, fawn, gray and putty
$6.00 Women's Satin, Suede and Calf Boots
Discontinued lines of shoes in black satins ,
. with Louis and Cuban heels, welt and turned
soles. Also black, gray, golden and seal
brown suede, in button style. And tan calf
button shoes with Cuban heels. . . . .
$4.00 Women's Gunmetal, Patent
and Velvet Boots
Brpken lines and discontinued sizes in
gunmetal calf, patent leather and all velvet
button and lace style boots, with cloth or kid
SHOES FOR BOYS
$4.00 Boys 'Patent and Demi-Calf Shoes $2. 85
. School Shoes in calf, oak soles, strong and serviceable.
Dress Shoes in patent calf, demi-calf, button and lace style.
Sizes 22 to 6.
$3.00 Boys' Patent andGunmetal Shoes $1.95
Button and lace styles in gurirnetal calf and patent colt,
, for dress or school wear.
$2.00 Youths' Gunmetal Calf Shoes $1.45
Welt soles, in gunmetal calf. Sizes 10 to 13 only.
'HOOVER SUCTION SWEEPERS'
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by Expert Shoppers
c Merchandise ofcJ M
Phone Marshall 5000
Phone A 6691
Spring Styles in Party and Dancing Dresses
-, Three Charming Empire Models of Crepe Meteor
That WouldSell in the Regular Way at $27.50
very Special $zi.du
The daintiest of frocks, in models that you would only expect to find at
much higher prices. They are fashioned of an exceptional rich crepe meteor,
in light blue, pink, maize, white and peach, shown in the attractive new Lmpirc.
effects, with ribbon straps over the shoulders. These frocks are trimmed in
distinctive styles, with fine laces, self pleatings, folds of silk and bouquets of
dainty flowers. '
It is almost impossible to properly describe these lovely dresses, which tnu
be seen to be appreciated. . Third Floor
New Dresses of Serge and Shepherd Checks
Unusual at $20.00
Exceptional at $14.85
In all the new Spring colors, such as putty, battleship, gray.
black, navy and fashionable black and white checks.
i Made in the new Eton effects, trimmed with braidings and embroidery,
finished with crushed girdles of satin, white pique collars and cuffs. I lie
skirts are made in the latest full flaring styles now so much in vogue.
in Spring Shapes
Of genuine pin seal leather,
morocco, English long grain,
crepe seal grain and silk moire,
in smart new melon shapes. They
are lined with poplin or moire,
all with coin purse to match.
Some are equipped with vanity
Other new styles now on dis
play and sale at various prices.
A Big Blouse Event
For the Newest Styles in
Embroidered French Voile Blouses
Four of the most attractive models for Spring, made of
French voile, embroidered in new designs. Made with the
popular "two-in-one collars, elaborately trimmed with fancy
lace edgings and embroidery. Some in yoke-back effect ami
hemstitching and others with French backs and allover cm
broidery.. These waists shown for the first time Tuesday.
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by Expert Shoppt
cTMercKand.'so of Merit Ony
Pacific Marshall 5000 Home A 6691
Make Your Own Buttons
on the new
20c to 30c Dozen
By using these new button
moulds you can make a dozen
buttons for 30c that would or
dinarily cost $ 1 .00.
Requires no skill or experi
ence. Can be covered in a mo
ment's time. First Floor
Women's Smart Hats
Conforming With the Prevailing Vogue
A REALLY ALLURING assortment of satin hats, or com
binations of sat'n and fancy braids, in all the newest sliaprf. which are
so very becoming this Spring.
THERE ARE MANY charming ideas in ribbon and floww
trimmings, wreaths and feather fancies, fruits and butter! !y bow;.
THE NEW SPRING COLORS in the hats at this price, as well
as black, black with white, or black with colors. Second Floor
Turkish Government Not Hos
tile, Says Ambassador.
EXPULSION NOT OFFICIAL
BAKER. Or.. March 8. (Special.)
La Grande has asked Baker to indorse
D. Crowe, of that city, for the po
sitlon on the State Game and Fish
Commission, but Baker may put its
own man into the 'field. James H.
Nichols, of this city, president of the
Bake? Ad Club and well known for
his interest in sports, has been asked
to run. He -says he will make no ef
fort, but if appointed will accept.
Grant County's prominent Republi
cans are In favor or a Baker man and
11 aid in the. fight if Baker desires
t. This will offset the combination of
Union and Umatilla counties, and. as
it is expected that Malheur and Harney
counties will join with Baker, the
chances of a man from here are be-
ieved to be good.
NDIANS PAY PENALTYTOO
Campaign Against Bootlegging in
Umatilla County Pnshed.
PENDLETON'. Or., March 8. (Spe-
ial.) Though city, county, state and
Federal prisons are housing local boot-
eggers. the supply seems to be in-
xhaustible and the campaign against
them is being waged relentlessly by
ocal officers. A new policy has also
been announced by Police Judge Fitz
gerald, who sayg that hereafter he will
punish the Indians who solicit liquor,
as well as the white men who supply
them with it.'
Jim Canine was the first Indian to
suffer under the new ruling, lie was
fined to. while I'.lmer F. Martin, who
supplied the liquor, was fined 825.
Action Taken in Palestine Results
in Recall of Tocal Authority and
' Repetition to Be Prevented,
Assures Count Bernstorff.
WASHINGTON, March 8 Count
Bernstorff, German Ambassador here,
issued a statement today declaring
tolerance toward all religious beliefs
has been shown by the Turkish gov
ernment and that the disturbances to
the Jews in Palestine were caused by
over-zealousness of local Turkish au
thorities. The Ambassador's statement
"The government In Constantinople
has, since the outbreak of war, strictly
adhered to its traditional tolerant at
titude toward all religions and there
has never been an anti-Jewish or antl-
Zionistic feeling in Constantinople.
The political unrest, which for some
time disturbed the Jewish population
of Palestine, has been caused by the
over-zealous attitude of local Turkish
"But luckily they have in no place
been followed by excesses which could
not be entirely repaired. The expul
sion of several mousana jews irom
Palestine has also, without permission
from Constantinople, been ordered by
local military authorities. The Turk
ish government, however, has now
taken severe measures and has re
called the official who is chiefly to
"The German Ambassador in Con
stantinople, closely co-operating with
Ambassador Morgenthau, has. during
all this time, given much attention to
the Jewish question and has urged the
German Consular officials in Turkey to
report regularly on local events. The
Zionlstic representatives in Palestine,
as well as in Constantinople, have also
had opportunity to make representa
tions to the Turkish government
through the intermediary of the Ger
man Ambassador and Ambassador Mor
genthau. It will, therefore, in the fu
ture, be possible to prevent anv local
WAR RELICS TO BE SENT
The Balles and Other Places in Pa
cific Xorthwest to Get Cannon.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, March 8. Under the terms of a
bill, passed just before the adjournment
of Congress, old cannon, relics of the
Civil War, were donated to variou3o"it-
les and towns throughout tha"country,
but with the understanding that the
cities and towns pay the cost of ship
ping the cannon and balls, and also pay
the cost of mounting them.
Under this bill two bronze or brass
cannon, with carriages, and a suitable
set of cannon balls, are donated to The
Dalles. Or., and similar donations are
made to Aberdeen, Everett, Dayton, and
one cannon to Dan McCook Post 105,
Grand Army of the Republic, of the
State .of Washington, and two cannon
and balls are donated to Payette, St.
Maries and Twin Falls, Idaho.
Specials in Wash Fabrics
and Comfort Materials
40c Printed Rice Voile 29c
An open intricate seed effect woven voile in white grounds,
over which are printed in delicate colors neat floral designs.
36 inches wide.
75c Silk Mixed Crepe de Chine 49c
Floral and Belgian stripe effects. White grounds with
dainty colored sprigs and flowers, colored grounds with
contrasting floral patterns.' In black and white combinations,
in new and striking designs.
New Dress Ginghams, Special 10c
The 'best ginghams we have ever sold at this price. In new
patterns in neat checks and plaids, also stripes in dark and light
colorings. 27 inches wide.
15c Cotton Challie 12 l-2c
Full 36 inches wide, an ideal covering for comforts and
quilts, in dark and medium colors, in Persian patterns.
60c Cotton Batts 43c
These batts come about 3 pounds in weight and open up
in full size for a comfort. Made of pure white cotton, light
and fluffy. Size 72x84 inches. Basement
Tfrap AND COLUMBIA TALKING
Sale Toilet Goods
10c Kitchen Sapolio 5c
Sold at this extremely
low price only when
making other purchases
at the Drug Section.
25c Glycerine and Rose
25c Jar Cocoanut Oil. 16c
10c Bicarbonate Soda. 5c
25c Bay Rum 16c
25c Witch Hazel 16c
35c Milk Sugar, Mercks',
at .... 19c
20c Aspirin Tablets, doz
35c roll Hospital Cotton
25c box Toilet Soap, ,14c
Assorted colors,' 3 cakes in
50c Rubber Gloves. . .25c
-Red rubber, all si.es, tty
durable for all hourcwork.
$1.75 Neverip Water Bot
Black reinforced seams, 3-
quart capacity, guaranteed one
year. rir.t rir.
HOMESTEAD LAW AMENDED
Settlers Who Took Additional Land
Prior to 1914 Protected.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, March 8. During the closing
hours of Congress a bill was passed
providing that all pending homestead
entries made In good faith prior to
January 1, 1914, under the enlarged
homestead act by persons who before
making such enlarged homestead entry
had acquired title to land under the
homestead law, be validated, if in other
respects regular, in all cases where the
original homestead was for less than
The Department holds that a citizen
who makes one homestead entry and
acquires title, exhausts his homestead
rights, whether he enters 160 acres. 80
acres or 40 acres, or even less.
ENGLAND WILL PAY
Reimbursement Proposed for
BARS P,UT ON FOES' PORTS
I.a Pine Saloon Is Unique.
LA PINE. Or., March 8. (Special.)
One saloonkeeper here has a large pos
ter on which the Lord's Prayer ap
pears, surrounded, by the Ten Com
mandments, illustrated, hanging in a
conspicuous place in his barroom. The
saloonman is considered "as good as
they make them" in his line of busi
ness and has a record of which he is
quite proud. He has never called an
officer into his place of business, nor
has he ever had a disturbance of any
First Official Announcement Made
of Execution of Asserted Right
to Forbid All Trade With
. Germany and Austria.
WASHINGTON. March 8. The fol
lowing statement was issued at the
British Embassy today on "the subject
of American cotton cargoes soing to
"As already announced, there is no
question of confiscating co'tton cargoes
that may conie within the scope of the
order-in-council, to be issued. The fol
lowing arrangement has been come to
in London as to cotton consigned to
neutral ports only:
"All cotton for which contracts of
sale and freight engagements- had al
ready been made before March 2 to be
allowed free passage, or bought at con
tract price if stopped, provided ships
sail no .later than March 31.
'Similar treatment to be accorded to
vided it is put on board not later than
Hnrmy Port Voder Ban.
"All shipments of cotton claiming
above protection to be declared before
sailing and documents produced to and
certificates obtaineed from consular of
ficers or other authority fixed by gov
ernments. Ships or cargoes cwnsignea
to enemy ports will not be allowed to
The arrangement is said by the Brit
Ish Ambassador to be framed to meet
temporary condition arising from the
fact that Americans had made con
tracts, some of which were in execution.
for the ielivery to neutral countries.
which could not be fulfilled under an
indiscriminate application of the as
serted rights of the British and French
overnments to cut off all supplies for
Cargoes for Xeutrals to Pan.
It is reasonably certain that regard
less of the treatment to be accorded
supplies destined for Germany and
Austria, directly or indirectly, such sup-
piles when non-contraband will not be
prevented from going forward to neu
tral countries, even after the expiration
of the dates mentioned in today's a
ranzement. provided the neutral coun
tries' have by suitable measures guard
ed against the re-exportation of th.ese
supplies to Germany and Austria.
Although dealing only with the sub.
ect of cotton, the arrangement made
todav may be regarded as of the great
est importance, because, while hereto
fore the British and trench govern
ments have contented themselves with
the assertion that they reserve the right
to cut on an me supplies irom Austria
and Germany, this is the first actual
notice of the purpose to exercise this
elected n. A. Applegnle, inhIum) ruler;
.1. K. Choate, leading Kniulit: riirtord
Jenkins! lecturing KimkIiI: ficorce Wl
son. loyal knight: I'. I'rovoM. trt-i.-Minr;
Edward .1. Thornton. Hi'rri'tHry; T. I'vo
vost, guard: ilciirp Owen, iriiHte. The
membership Is nearly ". The Inds
will celebrate its l''lh aiinUer.vary
Ashland Elks Klecl Officer.
ASHLAND, Or.. March 8. (Special.)
all cotton insured before March 2, pro- Ashland Lodfee No. 911, of Elks, has
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