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THE SUNDAY OREGONTATi", " PORTLAND, MAT 31, 1914.
SHIP'S DOCTOR WINS
PRAISE BY BRAVERY
Heroism of Young Man Only
Recently Out of College
Generally Lauded.. :
SCORES DIE IN BERTHS
Catastrophe Made Worse by Passen
gers' ITn fa miliar ity With Vessel.
Hundreds Slide From Ship's
Side Into Icy Waters.
1TVE HEROES WHO STAND OCT
PROJUNENTLV IX DISASTKR.
Chief Surgeon Grant, of the Em
press of Ireland, did heroic work for
injured, though badly hurt and ex
Sir Henry Seton-Karr forced an
other man to take life belt, went
back for a second belt for himself
and was drowned.
Laurence Irving;, actor, told a.
friend, "Save yourself and God bless
Chief Officer Steed was killed by
s. fall when aiding passengers.
Commissioner Rees, of the Salva
tion Army, stood on deck persuading;
passengers to keep cool. He went
down with the ship, saying, "O God,
thy will be done."
Captain Kendall, universally praised
for his caution before disaster, went
down with the ship, but was picked
up by a lifeboat.
QUEBEC, May 30. (Special.) Every
disaster like that which befell the Em
press of Ireland seems to bring at least
one man who stands out above all
others for coolness, resource and cour
age. Those are the men who control
mobs and who bring order out of chaos.
The survivors unite in bestowing
such honors on Dr. James F. Grant, a
1913 graduate of McGill University, the
ship's doctor. They praise the manner
In which he calmed the terror-stricken,
kept hope alive in the breasts of those
who felt themselves bereaved of loved
ones, calmed the ravings of those the
shock had unsettled and went among
the rescued and gave them prompt and
efficient treatment. The doctor was
pulled from a porthole by men who
stood on the side of the ship after she
had careened over. He slid into the
water as the great hull dropped from
beneath him and swam out to the lights
of the collier which had wrought the
tragedy. He was picked up by one
of tho boats of this ship and in this
returned to the scene and aided in the
Order Restored Amid Horror.
Then he boarded the Storstad and
out of the confusion that made the
grimy collier a place of horror brought
a semblance of order. Down in the
engine-room men were shrieking and
screaming. Women were there trying
to warm their chilled bodies and dry
their draggled clothing. He quieted
the riot of the foreigners. All -over
the ship he went, doing his duty man- I
Dr. Grant Is young but on his feat
ures there is the mark of capability.
Asked for his story of the disaster, he
gave a graphic account. There were
interruptions. Women wanted him for
a moment, women whoses nerves had
become readjusted since the terrors of
that night. He would excuse himself
for a moment, and then, returning, he
would smile gently and resume his nar
rative. 'An attempt was made to lower the
boats on the starboard side," he said.
"The first one was thrown clear and
the sailor in it was thrown out. A
boat was overturned. Then some of
the port boats were flung across the
deck by the list of the vessel and sev
eral persons were killed. They were
crushed to death against the rail. I
believe that the chief officer. Mr. Steele,
loHt his Ufe when these boats cata
pulted tlieir.way through the crowd.
Cruwil Mmmvs Ko Disorder.
"There was no disorder among the
crowd. The captain and other officers
remained on the bridge until the ves
sel sank. It was 17 minutes from the
time she was rammed until she sank
below the surface. Comparatively only
a few were able to obtain life beltd
and practically all were forced out in
their night attire into the icy water.
Sevural hundred clung to the ship
until she sank, holding to the rail and
standing on ,. tii plates of the side.
Then as she keeled over further they
slid down into the water as - though
they were walking down a sandy beach
into the water to bathe.
"Then there were several hundred
swimming around in the water scream
ing for help, shrieking as they felt
themselves being carried under, and
uttering weird moans of terror.
"The catastrophe was so sudden that
scores never left their bunks. Added
to this was the fact that the passengers
had been on the ship only a day and
were not yet familiar with their sur
roundings. In the confusion and the
semi-panic many could not find their
way to the deck, and only a few knew
how to reach the boat deck. This waa
largely the reason why so many were
necessary. - The- very - organization of
society will be guarantee of peace.
"Therefore, this peculiar thing comes
about, that we can stand here and
praise the memory of these soldiers in
the Interest of peace. They set us the
example of self-sacrifice, which if fol
lowed in peace will make it unneces
sary that men should follow war any
"We are reputed to be somewhat
careless in our discrimination between
words in the use of the English lan
guage and yet it is interesting to note
that there are some words about which
we are very careful .
I'nselfishnrss Is True Nobility.
"We bestow the adjective -'great"
somewhat indiscriminately. A. man
who has made, conquest of his fellow
men for his own gain may display such
genius In war, such uncommon quali
ties of organization leadership, that
we may call him 'great'; but there is
a word which we reserve for men of
another kind, and about which we are
very careful; that is the word 'noble.
We never call a man "noble" who serves
only himself; and if you will look about
through all the nations of the world
upon the statues that men have erect
ed upon the inscribed tablets where
they have wished to keep alive the
memory of the citizens whom they
would most honor you will find that
almost without exception they have
erected the statue to those men who
have a splendid surplus of courage to
spend upon their fellowmen.
"Nobility exists in America without
patent. We have no House of Lords,
but we have a house of fame in which
we elevate those who are the noble
men of our race, . who, forgetful of
themselves, study and serve the public
interest, who have the courage to face
any number and any kind of adversary,
to speak what in their hearts they be
lieve to be the truth.
Two Kinds of Courage Needed.
"We admire physical courage, but we
admire, above all things else, moral
courage. I believe that soldiers will
bear me out in saying that both come
in time of battle. I take it moral cour
age comes in going in the battle and
the physical courage in staying in. And
there are battles which are Just as hard
to go into and just as hard to stay in
as the battles of arms; and if the man
will but stay and think never of him
self there will come a time of grateful
recollection when men will speak of
him not only with admiration, but with
that which goes deeper, with affection
and with reference.
"So that this flag calls upon us daily
for service, and the more quiet and
self-denying the service, the greater the
glory of the flag. We are dedicated to
freedom, and that freedom means the
freedom of the human spirit. All free
spirits ought to congregate on an occa
sion like this to do homage to the
greatness of America as illustrated by
the greatness of her sons. '
"It has been a privilege to come and
say these simple words, which I am
sure are merely putting your thoughts
into language, and I thank you for the
opportunity to lay this little wreath
of mine upon these consecrated graves."
Clark's Reception Tumultuous.
In his introduction of Speaker Clark.
Dr. Gleeson spoke of the Missouri
leader as "the man who has always
been a friend of the soldier, who is al
ways fair and fights in the open."
Mr. Clark's reception was tumultuous.
Senator Reed Smoot. of Utah, also
spoke. Hilary A. Herbert, ex-Secretary
of the Navy, and many prominent Con
federates were seated on the speakers'
platform. On June 4 the United Con
federate Veterans will unveil a monu
ment to their dead in Arlington Ceme
tery, and the Grand Army of the Re
public will participate In the ceremony.
resiaent Wilson also will speak on
At the Capitol Grand Army veterans
placed tlags and flowers on the statues
of Washington, Jefferson and othe.-s in
tne Hall or Fame. Representative Beall.
of Texas, put large bouquets of roses
on the statues of Generals Robert E.
Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. A large floral
wreatn decorated the Lincoln statue,
having been placed there by Mrs. Win
nie Ream Hoxie, the sculptress.
Many Senators and Representatives
spent the day out of town, some ad
dressing Memorial day meetings in
LABELS HAVE ADDED YEARS
Food Guarantee Legend to Remain
Until May 1, 1916.
WASHINGTON, May 30. The Depart
ment of Agriculture . has postponed
until May 1, 1916. the time when the
new regulations abolishing the guar
antee legend of the pure foods and
drugs act will become effective. Re
cently the department decided that the
legend "guaranteed by (name of guar
antor) under the food and drugs act,"
which has been commonly used by
manufacturers, was misleading and de
ceptive and ordered its abolishment
after May 1, 1915.
The reason for the postponement was
that many manufacturers already had
supplied themselves with large quan
tities of labels which could not be used
up by May 1. 1915, and which would
have cansprt heavy losses.
PRESIDENT WILSON HEARD
'Continued From First Page.
them the spiritual re-establishment of
the Uulon: for they have not only re
united states, but they reunited the
spirits of men. That is their unique
achievement, unexampled anywhere
else in the annals of mankind, that the
very men whom they overcame In bat
tle Join In praise and gratitude that
the Union was saved. There is some
thing peculiarly beautiful and pecul
iarly touching about that.
"Whenever a man who is still trying
to devote himself to the service of the
Nation comes into a presence like this,
or into a place like this, his spirit must
be peculiarly moved. A mandate is
laid upon him which seems to speak
from the very graves themselves.
Those who serve this Nation, whether
in peace or in war, should serve the
Nation without thought of themselves.
War Jm Lesson to Feare,
"1 need never speak in praise 'of
war; you would not desire me to do so.
But there is this peculiar distinction
belonging to the soldier, that he goes
into au enterprise out of which he him
self cannot get anything at all. He Is
giving everything that he hath, even
his life. In order that others may live,
not In order that he himself may ob
rin gain and prosperity. Just so soon
as the tasks of peace are performed In
the same spirit of self-sacrifice and
devotion, peace societies will not be
. Peruna Is a ready-to-take
There are people
who believe medi
cines can be more
uniformly put to
gether at a. scientific;
every facility is at
hand for compound
ing ready - to - take
remedies. An off
hand prescription and
hasty preparation of
ought not and proba
bly does not gtre the
came uniform result
that a deliberate.
elaborate, costly ap
paratus for doing the
same work could give.
Peruna ia a ready-to-take laxative
tonic, made by doctors who know
how, with plenty of means at their
command. Everything has been
done to make it a reliable, accurate,
efficient and up-to-date family medicine.
CANCERS and TUMORS
Without Cutting Them Out
We believe our success
prove we have the Best,
Registered Pbrsiccfl Btteanatt
EDITH MARIAN KEITH. Manca
Address OCEAN PARK SANATORIUM CO.
702 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, Csi.
Opposito First National Bank
Pacific Phone, Marshall 5080 Home Phone, A 2112 -With the Aid of Ladies'
Easily and Correctly "Fashion "Women's and Children's Garments Latest and
Home Journal Patterns You May
Best Styles Here, lOc and 15c Ea.
Messaline Silk Petticoats
$6.50 Grade at $4.25
A very attractive showing and sale
of Women's Messaline Silk Petti
coats in "standard styles; also with
jersey top and messaline silk flounce
included; in. all wanted colors black,
navy, Copenhagen, emerald, tango,
etc. Petticoats of $6.50
quality at . . .
Store Owens at 8:30 A. M., Saturdays at 9
Store'Closes at 5:30 P. M., Saturdays at 6
Nti-Shape Union Suits for
Women at 50o Suit
Exceedingly fine seasonable weight
garments at a very low price. They
come in low neck, no-sleeve styles, in
knee length, and are made of C f
fine lisle thread; all sizes, at. .OUC
Women's Vests at 25c Summer
Weight Lisle Thread Vests in low
neck, sleeveless styles and in all sizes.
Our Great June
able Values in
iale Oilers Unmatcli
This Event Has to Do Only With Fresh Stocks From the Best Makers Overstocks and Surplus
Lines That We Save Bought and Shall Sell From Vz to Vz Less Than Early-Season Prices
Crisp, New 45-in. Flouncings m Crepe,
Voile, Rice Cloth, Batiste, Etc. a q
Values to $1.75 a Yard at i-OC
As an evidence of our ability to offer
the most unmatchable embroidery val
ues we submit these items never have
we seen such beautiful designs as are
displayed in this assortment of 45-inch
Flouncings the ideas are exception
ally artistic and fascinating, ranging as
they do from dainty floral effects to the
large conventional patterns and they are. shown in materials suit
able for graduation and Summer dresses, undergarments, waists
or children's clothes. They come in fine Voiles, Crepes, Batistes
and Rice Cloths. Some of the Crepe Flouncings are shown in ecru,
the others in white. They are the kind made to sell regu- AQ
laxly up to $1.75 a yard. Priced for this sale at rOC
Flouncings Now at 79c Yard
A very attractive variety of 45
inch Flouncings of fine Batiste.
They come in dainty baby, open
lacy, and floral patterns -the
kind regularly sold to "7Q
$1.75 a yard now only.
Flouncings Now at 25c Yard
18-inch Baby Flouncings arid
Corset Cover Embroideries in
extensive variety of pretty pat
terns, all made with fine firm
edges and to sell regu- oj?
larly up to 48c a yard. . .ssiOC
Smart, New Styles in Women's
Summer Goats at $5.90
Regular $8.50 Values Chic, new Coats that are as essential as
can be for wear at mountains, seashore or Summer evenings.
You may choose from various styles with kimono sleeves, and
collar trimmed with either brocaded or striped silk. They are
made of fine quality serges of proper weight and perfect weave.
They come in black and in the best new shades of tan, blue, brown,
navy, etc. Coats of unusual value at $8.50. On sale
The Best Possible Values
The most reliable makes are here in" generous assortments; no
matter what your particular Hosiery need may be, )lain knitting
or novelty effects, you'll find in our Hosiery Section the best
possible selection to be had, and by far and away the best values.
Phoenix Silk Hose, Guaranteed, All Sizes in Black and TC
the Best New Shades at, Pair. ..... .v. OC
Women who are the most particular as to their Hosiery can find
no fault with these high-grade Silk Stockings. The Phoenix
Hosiery is fully guaranteed to wear to your satisfaction. The
Stockings in this sale are made full fashioned, with double heel
and toe and are shown in all sizes, in black and in the wanted
Long Wear Hose for Women, 3 Pairs for $1.00 Full fashioned
Stockings, made from a fine mercerized yarn and with six-thread
heel and toe. They come with a perfect-fitting leg and foot and
in all sizes, in white, black and the best shades of tan. or
Priced this sale at 3 pairs for $1.00, or, a pair OOC
Sijk Lisle Hose for Children at 25c a Pair Unusually durable
Stockings of fine silk lisle, made .with extra strong heel and toe.
They come in all sizes, in black, white, tan, pink, blue, etc. OC
A stocking of unequaled value at, a pair .assiOC
Annual June Sale of Sigh-Grade
Woolen Dress Goods
44 to 56-Inch Fabrics in the Most Fashionable Plain Colors
and Novelties $1.50 to $2.00 Qualities at, Yard
Material for your Summer dress, suit, coat or skirt costs from a
third to a half less than former selling prices- at this Annual June
Clearance of overstock of Woolen Dress Goods. It is the best
Di'ess Goods opportunity this store ever presented, and the best
one you are likely to see for many months to come. Many of the
most beautiful fabrics produced by the best foreign and domestic
mills are included in this assortment. Varieties of styles, colors,
patterns and weaves are each practicalhr unlimited. You have
choice from 44 to 54-inch Illuminated Plaids, Noveltv Black and
White Checks, Black and White Waffle Weaves, Plain and Plaid
Ratine, etc., as well as a great many other equally as fashionable
plain and novelty fabrics. Be sure to see the offerings in this
sale before purchasing Woolen Dress Goods for any pur- qq
pose. Here you have choice of $1.50 to $2.00 qualities at. ,2OC
Extraordinary Reductions in
Supply all your wants of Dainty Muslin Under
wear at a great saving. Finely fin-
mVio4 vnni-l 3 -
wucu emu. iicct la v uiiimiieu uuwiib. h h ..
Skirts, Princess Slips and Combina- JCli
tion Suits. Regular $1.50 grade at. ... -
The Gowns are made of high-grade nainsook
and crepe in the popular slip-over or button
front style. They come with either high or "V"
neck and long or short sleeves. Neatly trimmed
with fancy yokes, laces and embroideries. Shown
in extra good length and fullness.
The Combination Suits are shown in all this sea
son's popular styles, including Princess'Knick
erbocker or circular. They are neatly made of
high-grade nainsook, longcloth and crepe
daintily trimmed with insertions and embroideries
in either corset cover and skirt or corset cover
Shown in all sizes.
The Princess Slips are made of good quality nainsook and crepe;
neatly trimmed with dainty embroideries, laces and insertions.
The Skirts are trimmed to match with deep flounces, scalloped
embroidery edge or plain hem. A fine assortment to choose from.
The Skirts are shown in a variety of styles; made of fine long
cloth and light pink or blue crepe. They are neatly trimmed with
deep flounces of laces, insertions and embroidery. They come in
either the new narrow or full widths.
These garments are sold regularly at $1.50. Priced this sale 98
Another Special Under
pricing of All Models in the
Once each year at this
season the manufac
turers of R. & G. Cor
sets dispose of their
surplus stocks at price
concessions that are of
reductions which bring
these fine Corsets to you at
V3 to l2 Below Real
You Have Choice of the Most Popular Models
79 a Pair for $1.00 and $1.50 lines
$1.17 a Pair for $2.00 and $2.50 lines
$1.49 a Pair for $3.00 and $3.50 lines
And in order to add additional importance to this sale we include
all our regular stock of R. & G. Corsets at a discount of 10.
There's an R. & G. Corset for every kind of figure and there's
quality in every R. & G. Corset. If you want Corset comfort,
quality, grace and style and would save in the buying take ad
vantage of this great sale and purchase an R. & G. Corset now.
LOT 1 AT 79c PAIR Includes several of the most fashienable
new models for stout, slender and medium figures. They are
made of fine coutil and batiste and are neatly trimmed with lace
and embroidery edge and good elastic hose supporters 7Q
all sizes from 18 to 30 in $1 and $1.50 R. & G. Corsets at C
LOT 2 AT $1.19 PAIR R. & G. Corsets in models C-118 and
D-114. They are made of fine quality coutil and are shown Avith
either low or medium bust, long hip and on the popular straight
lines. They are well boned, and neatly finished with lace or em
broidery edge and ribbon bows. They have six heavy hose sup
porters all sizes from 18 to 30 regular $2.00 and J1 iq
$2.50 R. & G. Corsets at, a pair. .. tj 1 . 1
Swiss Messaline Silks
at 75c Yard
$1.00 and $1.25 Grades Yard
wide Swiss Messaline Silks in
solid colored ground, with neat
hairline and pencil stripes in
attractive new colors silks,
that are new in style and pat
tern and that are exceedingly
desirable for Summer wear
are now underpriced because
we purchased them in the
same way. teguiar $i.uu ana
$1.25 grades. On sale
Silks at 69c Yard
Best $1.25 Quality Nothing
the Silk Section offers is more
attractively Summer-like or
more thoroughly practical for
this season's wear. Real hand
made, natural colored Shan
tung Pongee Silks, full 34
inches wide; a washable, dur
able silk that is ahvavs fash
ionable ; shown in regular $1.25
quality. Priced for
this sale at