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TWE SUTTOAY OREGOtfTAW, PORTLAJTO. SEPTEMBER 13, 1914.
NORELLI TELLS OF
Longing for Home and Family
Causes Prima Dqnna to
Forego Liege Visit.
MID-WEST TOUR PLANNED
Portland Declared Favorite City on
Pacific Coast Mention of Ber
lin Brings Reproach as to
IU tow Moral Tone,
BT JOSEPH M. QUENTIN.
When the war-scarred city of Lier,
Belgium, was stormed by the German
army under the command of General
von Emmich, it was just by a fortunate
circumstance that Madame Jennie No
rellU the famous Swedish prima donna
soprano and opera queen, was not
among the killed or injured In that
The lucky chance that she is safely
at home in America today, far from
war's alarms, is because Madame M
relll, instead of accepting an urgent
invitation to pass the Summer with a
woman friend, whose husband was or
maybe is the proprietor of a gun fac
tory at Liege, hurried from Germany
to see her husband and family, whose
present home is In Tacoma, Wash.
Madame Norelll arrived at the Hotel
Portland last Friday, and was in a
chatty mood when I called on her.
"Xow don't expect me to tell you
about my actual experiences in that
dreadful war in Europe," said Madame,
shaking a warning linger at me, "I
haven't been in any battles, but I Just
escaped being shut up at Liege, Bel
glum. A woman friend of mine, whose
husband is a big gun manufacturer in
that place. Invited me to spend a few
weeks with her this Summer. But 1
wrote that I couldn't accept the invi
tation, as I wished to hurry to America
tp see my family. I was in Berlin at
the time. I thank God that I escaped
that battle. If I had been in Liege at
that time I might have escaped with
the stream of fugitives, but It would
have been largely a matter of chance.
War Muttering Heard.
"This last season I have sung in con
cert tours In England, Sweden and Ger
many. I sang in Halle, Munich, Lelp
slc and Hamburg. I had one offer to
sing at the Royal Opera-House, Dres
den, in September, and prepared a
repertoire In German of 15 operas to
be In readiness for this engagement,
but I got what do you call it? home
sick for my family in this country, and
I took a train for Hamburg to sail on
the Vaterland, but the train did not ar
rive in time, and I was compelled to
Bail on a much slower steamer, the
Graf Waldersee, of the Hamburg
"Mutterings of war already had
passed over Europe, shortly after the
Austrian heir apparent had been killed.
Austria and Servia were at war, and
Germany and Russia were mobilizing.
I am not certain of the date on which
our steamer sailed from 'Hamburg, but
we had only been about two days on
the ocean, when the wireless brought
the news that war had broken out be
tween Germany and the other European
Ocean Voyage Uneventful.
"Then, I suppose, there was plenty
of excitement on board?"
"No, indeed," replied Norelll. "The
captain did not alter his course, the
lights of our ship were not darkened
and we did not talk In whispers. We
wine not even chased by a warship. I
visited friends in New York and else
where. I was so pleased, especially,
to meet my daughter at Tacoma."
"What are your plans for the fu
ture?" "I have just been engaged by Harry
Culbertson, the Chicago manager, to
give a tour of concerts through the
Middle West cities next month. I ex
pect to remain in Portland about three
weeks yet, seeing my friends. Do yau
know, I hardly recognize the Portland
I left when I sang here two years ago?
There are so many big buildings here
now. But Portland Is my favorite city
on the Pacific Coast. The big buildings
bewilder me, but do you know what
spot In Portland is really enshrined In
my heart? The little church around
the corner, the First Unitarian Church,
Broadway and Yamhill streets, the only
church In Portland where I was a choir
Hi rllu Declared Dissipated.
"But this war, this dreadful war!"
repeated Norelll. "I will lose, I fear,
many friends in it. I know 25 German
officers, 10 French and eight British
and they are all fighting each other.
I hope the war will purify life in Ger
many, especially Berlin. I think of
Berlin, with all its arts and sciences,
as a dissipated city. Some women vis
itors from America, when they first go
to Berlin, have to pinch themselves to
awaken their consciousness that they
are respectable. If American mothers
who send their daughters, alone, to
Berlin to receive a musical education,
knew what I know about the tempta
tions and the mad gaiety of Berlin
well, they would think twice."
"Did you see anything so very dread
ful In Berlin; for Instance ?"
Norelll arose, deliberately, like a dig
nified swan, and floated out of the
room, talking about the weather.
"Not for wild horses!" she said, severely.
WAR SHATTERS ROMANCE
German Girl Betrothed to Pendleton
Man Cannot Come for Wedding.
PENDLETON. Or.. Sept 12. (Spe
cial.) The war in Europe has broken
at least one romance In this city.
Nick Noel, a young member of the
lire department, was on the point of
getting lils sweetheart over from Lux
emburg. Germany, but her brothers and
father have been ordered to the front.
The girl's name is Gretchen Muller, and
her parents have been running a wine
shop for many years. Now Gretchen
and her mother have to remain behind
to run the little place.
Everything was arranged for the
wedding on the girl's arrival, but In
stead of the girl, there came a sorry
little letter saying that one brother
had been killed and two other brothers,
with their father, were In the war, and
the wedding would have to be post
poned until after the war.
SLANG CAUSES ARREST
American Recipient of Demand for
'3 0 Beans" Jailed.
NEW YORK. Sept. 12. The Italian
steamship Ancona arrived here today
from Naples with 465 passengers, of
whom 134 were Americana. Among
the passengers were Dr. Alexander
Becker, an American, who said he was
arrested and put In Jail In Germany
as a spy alter tl;e authorities Inter
cepted a cable message he had received
written in American slang. Some ot
the passengers coming from Syria said
the attitude of the Turks was alarm
ing. The message which caused the im
prisonment of Dr. Alexander Becker,
who Is an instructor at the manual
training high school in Brooklyn, was
"Kale all gone; wire 30 beans at once."
The telegram was sent from Vienna,
Italy, by Dr. Becker's colleague. Pro
fessor Edouard Sangiovanni.
When the German censor atMarklrch.
In Alsace, Intercepted this message, the
strange wprds evidently aroused his
suspicions. 'Kale" looked somewhat
like "Kehl," a town In Baden, on the
Rhine, and "beans" bore some re
semblance to "bombs." Apparently the
censor concluded that Dr. Becker was
Implicated In a plot to blow up the big
bridge at Kehl. He was kept In a cell
for 30 hours. Then he was given 12
hours to leave Germany, and fled to
Three weeks later, when Dr. Becker
met Professor Sangiovanni in Naples,
the latter explained that as soon as the
war broke out, the bank in Sienna,
where he had deposited all his funds,
closed. He had friends in the telegraph
office and did not wish them to know
of his predicament, so when he appealed
to Dr. Becker for funds he used Ameri
SPECTATOR ARGUES GERMANY MAY
STRIKE IF PRESSED.
Trade Boycott Predicted, With Orders
to United States to Join or Abide
by the Consequences.
LONDON. Sept. 12. (Special.) The
Spectator, addressing "a word to Amer
ica," strongly deprecates the idea of
asking America to come to the as
sistance, directly or Indirectly, of the
allies, but "as an old friend of Amer
ica" urges her to look ahead while
there is yet time to make adequate
preparations for the National defense."
"Let America increase her fleet,"
adds the Spectator. "Let her Increase
her land forces also."
While expressing confidence in ulti
mate British success, the Spectator ad
mits the uncertainties of warfare and
argues that if Germany crushes France
and rolls back Russia force of circum
stances will then compel her to strike
In America in order to destroy England.
"If Germany dominates Europe," the
article continues, "she would establish
a trade boycott everywhere against
England, but if the trade with America
remained open It would be a leak In
the German dyke. and. like Napoleon
Germany would tell America to Join the
boycott or take the consequences.
PUBLIC B CAUTIONED
GERMAN ARMY'S RETREAT IS NOT
Owing to Enormous Numbers. Military
Men View Teuton In Light of
Counter Offensive Any Time.
PARIS. Sept 12. The military critics,
especially the critics of' the. Journal
des de Bats, although appreciating fully
lilts uei igvcioo n -
from Paris to Verdun and applauding
the splendid feat of arms of the French
and British troops, caution the public
against a loo rapiu aaauiuiiuuu i
the invaders are beating a disorderly
such as the Germans pushed into
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power UL iCDiauiiB u.ou.w, . .
such a reverse, and that owing to its
enormous numoera u may wauuio
counter offensive at any moment
Discussing the rumors of a general
shortage of ammunition, authoritative
circles acknowledge that the lack may
nave uuuuiicu n oum .v. v.u..u -
fighting line, but decline to believe that
a lighting maenme sucn as me veimu
army, with an open country at Its back,
while advancing, could be allowed to
run short as a whole.
WAR CAUSE TO BE TAUGHT
Oxford Lecturers Will Tell English
Public Reasons for Strife.
LONDON, Sept. 2. Oxford University
has announced an extensive plan ror
teaching the causes of the present war
through popular lectures to be offered
In courses throughout England
The regular history lecturers of the
university will be utilized for this
work. All the universities of England
will carry on their school work as
usual this year.
Complexion perfectlon-Santiseptic Lotion
at 7:45 at the
13th and Morrison
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A lingering cough or cold which does not
yield to ordinary treatment, should be a
warning Preventative measures should be
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Altetratlve has brought about recovery. Read
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get better, but the cough still kept up. X
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to a farm near Jersey City, a very sick
man. About the time of my return, my
brother recommended Eckraan'i Alterative
very highly. It la now nearly two years
since I first took It. I am now well, and
t dare say that I would have been buried
lone ajco if it had not been for Eckman s
(Affidavit) JOSEPH J. TROESCHER.
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bronchial catarrh and severe throat and
lung- affections and upbuilding the system.
Contains no harmful or habit-forming drugs.
ccent no substitutes. Small size, (1: regu
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Pacific Phone Mars. 5080, Home A 2 112-All the Latest andestStyles in the IaHosIttern,
at 10c and 15c Each-Thev Are Seam-Allowing Patterns That Are Guaranteed Not toWaMatermls and to
Insure a Perfect-Fitting Grarment--The Fall Style Book Is Here-All Mail Orders Promptly and Carefully Filled
Wool Finish Suitings at
Pall weight, wool finish
Suitings, shown in plain
colors, plaids and checks
and in many colorings
a fabric especially desir
able for school dresses.
8:30 A. M.
At 9 A. M.
The Most in Value, The Best in Quality
5:30 P. M.
At 6 P. M.
Dress G-mgnams, xyar
An extensive variety of
the new dark patterns in
the best standard quality
Dress Ginghams many
desirable patterns for
children's school garments.
Here's An Extended List of Timely Offerings Introducing Our
Greatest September Sale
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V v e launcn our amuicti ocpicmuci "'" " - -
this store shall reach out still further in usefulness and broaden an
helpfulness by- giving greater values and better service. With con
fidence we look forward to the making of many new friendships, and
friendships mean growth. Fair dealing with the customer is no new
thing here. This is our Greatest September Sale.
You Will Find Economies Seldom Possible So Early in the Season
Monday Will Ba
VISITING NURSES' DAY
Membership Cards will be on sale at the booth in
our store from 10 A. M. until 5 P. M.
MRS. THOMAS ROBERTS
Will Be in Attendance
And will be pleased to meet all those who wish to
become members of this worthy association. All
funds raised will go directly into the work of as
sisting the needy sick. Yearly Membership Cards
will be offered at $3, $5 and SIO.
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Women's Fall Weight
Both Vests and Pants, in all
sizes; perfect-fitting $1 gar
ments, special for ,7Q
this sale f
We are daily receiving new in
stallments of Fall and Winter
Weight Knit Underwear for
women and cnildren; de
pendable quality garments
that have been made and
finished in a most perfect man
ner. In order to induce your
early inspection we offer these
special price induce ments.
Women's Fir Gray Wool Un
derwear in elastic rib-and cor-
topt "Pnll wfiio-bt. Both vests and pants in all sizes;
well-fitting, well-finished garments made to Q-
sell regularly at $1, this sale only at
Misses' Fleeced Cotton Union Suits
In high-neck, long-sleeve styles in ankle AQf
length. Best regular 75c grade, special at . . "5'
Parents will find this to be a very opportune time to
supply the children's needs in Fall-Weight Knit Un
derwear. Take this offering for example: Misses'
Fine Bleached Cotton Union Suits, well fleeced and
perfect fitting. All sizes in high-neck, long-sleeve
styles, in ankle length. Regular 75c 49c
garments, this sale only at
Boys' and Girls' School Stockings
Medium-weight Maco Cotton Hose, with 1 q
spliced linen heel and toe; regular 35c grade. . A
Mothers will surely appreciate this sale of Children's
High-Grade Stockings. There is not only a price
saving, but there will be no time lost later on in
darning holes, for they are made of fine maco cotton
and with spliced linen heel and toe. They come in
one by one rib and in medium weight, suitable for
both boys and girls. They are the best 35c 1 Q
Stockings, priced this sale.at A
Women's 85c Black Silk Hose, Special, a Pair, 59
A special underpriced purchase and sale of 200 dozen
pairs of Women's Pure Silk Hose in black only.
They are full-fashioned Stockings, made with lisle
garter top and lisle heel and toe. All sizes. CQC
Regular 85c grade, priced to close at
and Dress Goods
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Beautiful gathering of Dress Fabrics that have come from the mills m many
seasons f Then spend half an hour at these sections tomorrow ; it is well worth
your time, no matter whether you buy or not, and we will be pleased to show
you them in any event. ,
Boman Striped and Scotch Plaid Silks, Priced From $1 to $2 a Yard
Hundreds of yards in beautiful color combinations. The popular Roman
Stripes and Scoteh Plaid Silks of perfect weave and finish. They come from
24 to 36 inches wide and are the finest qualities that we have ever been able to
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Exquisite Colorings in rancy Dims tt
$1.50 to $2.00 Yard
The new yard-wide Swiss Taffetas in
both light and dark grounds with the
popular new pompadour and floral
over-designs; also yard-wide plain col
ored Taffetas in shades to match for
making the new combination gowns.
Onr two leading lines are $1.50 and
$2.00 a yard.
New Black and White Striped Silks at
$1.00 to $2.00 Yard
Poplins, Messalines and Satin-Faced
Silks full 36 inches wide, shown in the
best weights and in all size black and
white stripes. One of the new season's
most fashionable fabrics, shown here
at $1, $1.25, $1.50 and $2 a yard
Plain and Brocaded Silk Crepe de
Chine at $1.50 a Yard
A matchless Silk value; a sale of 40
inch Brocaded Crepe de Chine of per
fect weave and finish. Comes in all
wanted shades for both street and
evening garments. " It is a soft, dur
able Silk that makes up beautifully,
underpriced at$1.50 a yard.
Rich Colorings in Trimming Silks at
$1'.00 to $2.50 Yard
A comprehensive line, including all
the new weaves and colorings. Taffe
tas, Messalines, Poplins, Ottoman
Cords, Moires, Bengalines, etc. Pat
terns and colorings to suit every taste.
20 to 36-inch widths at all prices from
S1.00 up to $2.50 a vard.
Extremely High-Grade 54-Inch Imported and Domestic Novelties, Both Plaids
and Stripes, in the Best Colorings, at $1.50 to $2.00 a Yard
No better qualities; no better values are to be found anywhere than we are
showing at the above prices. They are strictly pure wool fabrics full 54 inches
wide, shown in the most popular color combinations in stripes and plaid novel
ties. Weights and weaves to suit every purpose. Through advantageous pur
chasing we are enabled to sell these fine fabrics at $1.50 and $2 a yard.
New Arrivals --The Best Styles in
Women's Fall and
Winter -Weight Shoes
Styles for street and evening wear. Qualities sold in exclusive
shoe stores at $3.50 to $4.00, priced for this sale at, the pair. . .
Up-to-the-minute, brand-new footwear of the most de
pendable qualities; shape-retaining, perfect-fitting
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fashionable styles for street and evening
wear, including those with cloth top, patent
vamp, narrow receding toe and kidney heel,
as well as the more conservative styles in
patent, kid and dull leathers; also patent
and gunmetal"Baby Doll" Boots with short
broad toe, low heel and cloth top and fine
kid Shoes with hand-turned soles. All these
come in button or lace styles and represent
the best of workmanship and materials.
Qualities sold in exclusive shoe stores at
$3.50 to $4.00 a pair, are priced 0 QQ
here for this sale at .
children's Dependable School Shoes
t Tks.,it.ieSnieri Sr.hnnl Shoes, sizes 9 to 13Vo. at. . .$1.75
Bovs' Double-Soled School Shoes, sizes 1 to ByL at. . .$1.98
t. rt.-i riMin T-nrrrror ffhnes in sizes 99 to 131,. at. .$2.48
Boys' Oil Grain Logger Shoes in sizes 1 to 5y2, at $.4
Children's and Misses' Heavy Soled Box. Calf and Gunmetal Shoes in button
ct-Ipq oiiaranteed all solid leather and well stitched throughout underpriced
Sizes 8y2 to 11, priced at. . . . . . $1.49 Sizes 114 to 2, priced at . . . . . . $1.75
Complete New Lines in Fall-Weight
Standard Qualities at Moderate Prices
Pleasing new patterns in an unlimited variety of
weaves and colorings standard widths and qualities
at moderately low prices. We invite your immediate
inspection while stocks are at their best.
New Viyella Flannels at 75 a Yard
A splendid wearing wash fabric of Fall weight one
that will not shrink or fade. Comes in pretty stripe
and plaid styles a fabric especially desirable for
Standard Fleece and Utica Qotton Ribbed Shirts nd
Drawers at 0
Winsted Mills Wool Shirts and Drawers in gray and
buff at $1.00, $1.50, $1.75
The North-Fur and Four Star Wool Shirts and
Drawers at $1.00, $1.50, $1.75
Cooper's Fine Worsted Ribbed Shirts and Drawers
at, a garment 98
Glastenbury Natural Gray Australian Wool Shirts
and Drawers at $1.50
B & L. Textile Fine Wool Ribbed Shirts and Draw
ers at $1.75 -and $2.00
Union Suits in perfect-fitting styles and the best
fabrics for Fall and Winter such well-known makes
as Vassar, Winsted, Norfolk, New Brunswick,
Wright's, North Star, B. & L. Textile, Atlas. Kich
mnr.il pt.n, All sizes and all prices $1.00, $1.25.
$1.50, $1.75, $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50, $4, $4.50