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THE STJ3TOAY OHEGOAT. POHTLAITD. SEPTEMBER 13, 1914.
FIRST BERLIN WAR PICTURES.
A7 W (iMiM
Bodies Found as Allies Tra
verse Scene of Desperate
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ARTILLERY HAVOC GREAT
Banks of Hirer Marne Are Grim
Evidence of Pierce Combat, Fields
Are Torn With Trenches and
Hamlets Are Battered.
PARIS, Sept. 13. The battlefields on
the allies left wing over which terri
ble combats In the, past week have been
fought present a scene of desolation.
All the troops have departed, following
on the heels of the fleeing Germans.
Host of the dead already have beqn
buried, but here and there small groups
of three or four lay together awaiting
Virtually' all the wounded, whether
French, British or German, have re
ceived treatment . and have been trans
ported to neighboring villages, from
which places they will be transferred
later to the . provincial' cities, where
private houses and public - institutions
have been placed at the disposal of the
Shell Halt French Plana.
Along the banks of the Marne evi
dences of severe artillery fire are vis
ible everywhere. Some parts, looking
as though they were ploughed trenches
abandoned by the Germans, were ex
cellently planned, but shells bursting
overhead caused hundreds of casualties.
All over 'the fields are fresh heaps of
earth, where soldiers were buried. The
graves for the most part are marked
by rough-hewn crosses. The officers
were interred separately, their graves
bearing their names and In some cases
being decorated - witn flowers, ah
about are battered helmets, broken
rifles, bayonets, swords, belts and
haversacks. . ..
Houses Are Battered.
In the nearby villages houses have
been greatly damaged; many bear bul
let and -shell marks; doors and windows
have been broken; branches of trees
have been lopped off by shells and
scarred by rifle shots.
Id the River Marne, which the Ger
mans made heroic efforts to cross
many times, but were always beaten
back by the overwhelming forces of
the French artillery, bodies occasion
ally come to the surface. The country
people almost prostrated by the -ruin
which has been wrought are gradu
ally returning to their homes from
which even today could occasionally
be heard the far distant firing of ma
chine guns and field artillery.
No civilians or correspondents are
permitted to approach anywhere near
the reserve firing lines of the pursu
ing British and French troops. Five
correspondents who ventured oat were
arrested and threatened with Incarcer
ation in the fortress until the end of
.- . Rain Works Hardship.
The constant rainfall for the last two
days has rendered difficult the move
ments of the troops. The Germans are
suffering from this more than are the
allies, who are full of ardor and flushed
with success.', - They often capture iso
lated bodies of Germans, who are usu
ally famished and without ammunition
and almost glad to be taken prisoners,
while their horses are absolutely ex
hausted. Persistent accounts of a' German
Bhortage of ammunition reach Paris.
A British officer declared today that
he had seen a letter written by a Ger
man officer, in which the officer said
that .the invaders' position was becom
ing critical. He said that the trans
port was breaking down owing to the
long lines of communications.
Further evidence of the lack of am
munition was to be found in the num
bers of Germans surrendering when
called on, without firing a shot.
The same officer said that themaps
carried by the German officers were
far superior to thosepossessed by-the
French and British. He was full of
admiration for the German tenacity,
remark Uig their stand e.b La' Ferte-Sous-JoUarre.
'Where they, delayed the
allies' advance for an entire day.
It is generally thought that the Ger
mans are 'trying (o reacb. the frontier
by the Quickest route,. owinglof ears
that their communications may be cut
off by the fresh army of the allies.'
ORPHEUM READY SOON
REPRESENTATIVE SETS NOVEM
BER 1 AS OPEJfINC UATE. . ,
Leasing of Heilig or Baker Given Up.
Says X. C Robertson Prima
Donna to Be First Star.
The new Orpheum Theater In Port
land at Broadway and Stark street will
open, in all probability, Sunday, No
H. C. Robertson, Western represen
tative of the Northwestern Orpheum
circuit controlled by Sullivan & Con
sldine, who was in Portland yester
day, set the date and announced there
would be no Orpheum shows in Port
land until the new house was in readi
ness. If the theater is not in readiness
by November 1 it will be opened at the
soonest possible date thereafter. All
negotiations for the leasing of the
present Baker Theater at Broadway
and Morrison and the Eleventh-street
Heillg Theater have been dropped.
Mr. Robertson, who at one time was
secretary to the late John H. Mitchell,
Senator from Oregon, and also to
Binger Hermann, Oregon Representa
tive in Congress, private secretary to
Vice-President Fairbanks and other
wise identified with politics in Wash
ington, left Portland yesterday after
inspecting the progress on the new
Orpheum. Mr. Robertson was at one
time clerk of the inter-oceanlc canal
committee of the United States Senate
during the Panama Canal proceedings
and was clerk of the Senate committee
on coast defense.
"Insofar as we can now determine
the formal opening will be' November
1." said Mr. Robertson. "As an added
attraction to the first night's offering
we have booked a grand opera star of
International fame. The programme
of dedication has not yet been out
lined. "For a time we did consider opening
In the Baker or some other theater, so
that we could bring bookings that we
are now putting on -at Seattle and Van
couver, but we have given up that idea
entirely. While we are losing every
day by not being able to put on our
bills in Portland, we have concluded It
would be better business to .wait, until
sra could open in, our own horn.'
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Secretary Bryan Says Present
Conflict Is Last. '
FREEDOM HAS NEW VOICE
'There Is "as Much Inspiration in
Noble Life as in Heroic Death,'""
Says Speaker in ' Address
on "The Flag.!
BALTIMORE. Sect !. "The con
vulsions through.- which Europe is
.w passing are the death throes 01
"militarism,"- - declared Secretary of
State Bryan here today In his address
the "Star-Spangled Banner" ceie-
hratlon The constitution of the
United States, he said, had become a
pattern copied by other nations, and
lere now was to be seen everywnere
.e waning of monarchial authority and
hereditary power. "We are entering
upon a new age," said the secretary.
w are entering upon an age in wnicn
freedom will be given new interpreta
tions and bravery will una lorms oi
Mr. Rrvan came as the personal rep-
..r.itlvn of President Wilson, who
was unable to attend. He took for his
subject "The Flag."
Freedom and Bravery Defined.
our banner derives its splendor
hi.m tii fact that it floats over. the
land of the free and the home of the
k.. .alA Mr. Rrvan. "WO might
well spend this hour in thanksgiving
for all that has been achieved unoer
the Red, White and Blue. But, grati
fying as that would be, more advan
tage can be gained fiom the contem
plation of the part which we must
play today and tomorrow in determin
ing what that flag shall symbolize.
What kind of freedom shall It repre
sent to the world? For what sort of
bravery shall It stand?
"The world has longed for freedom
throughout the ages not of the priv
ileged few, but of the countless multi
tude. Some have at all times had
freedom freedom, resting not upon
respect for human rights, but upon the
power of might.
"Bravery has never been lacking, the
bravery of the conqueror who risked
his life to secure the authority that
he coveted. But the freedom of the
despot and the bravery of the tyrant
are not the virtues of which Key sang.
"The masses hava gradually won
their way to freer air and larger lib
erty, but every inch ot ground has been
contested. Long before Columbus be
gan his voyage in search of the North
west Passage substantial progress had
i .4 Ki.t 1 w r.curvcH for our
forefathers to. lay.. upon the soil ot a
Am, continent tha foundation of lnatU
tutlons dedicated to the doctrine that
all men are created equal.
Type of Courage Changed.
"Accompanying the development of
freedom has come a change In the type
of courage which man has manifested.
There has been a constant growth in
the spirit of brotherhood an increas
ing tendency among men to unite their
efforts in defense of common rights
and the 'advancement of the common
"The war era has ended in the United
States and is drawing toward its close
In foreign lands; the convulsions
through which Europe is now passing
are but the death throes of militarism.
We are entering upon a new age. Our
constitution has become the pattern
copied by other nations. The success
of our experiment in self-government
has answered all the arguments for
merly advanced In behalf of arbitrary
power. The triumphant democracy of
the new world has stimulated the
friends of liberty in the old to new
advances, until we see everywhere in
creasing limitations placed upon mon
archical authority everywhere the
waning of hereditary power.
' Government Always Necessary. :
" "But no matter how high man rises
or upon how lofty a plane he plans his
life, the flag will still wave above him.
The theorist may delude himself with
the belief that man will have.no need
of government when he becomes' 'a
law unto himself but he comprehends
but a part of the problem. The coercive
part of government will diminish- as
civilization advanceseven now a
large proportion of the people have no
need of the thou shalt nots" of the
criminal law. But while the restraints
of the statutes may be expected to
fall Into disuse because unnecessary,
the co-operative part of government is
ever increasing. The people find it
economical to do together, through the
instrumentality of organized govern
ment what they could not do by Indi
vidual effort Union of effort Is Im
possible without mutual confidence,
and confidence is impossible without
sympathy. The freedom of the future,
therefore, will bring . the substantial
satisfaction that comes from voluntary
acts of helpfulness the joy that Is to
be found in the willing bearing of Joint
Blood-lrttlmx Not Test of Manhood.
"Let no one think that the texture
of our manhood will be' of a lower
quality when its strength is no longer
tested by the stress ' of war. We could
not worship God as we do if we were
convinced that each generation must
be exercised in blood-letting in order
to prevent stagnation. There is - a
much inspiration in a noble life as la
a heroic death.
"It is 1000 years since Solomon de
clared that "He that is slow to anger
is better than the mighty; and he that
ruleth his spirit than he that taketh
a city," and yet the world is just now
coming to understand this truth. In
the day that is dawning the bravery
of self-restraint will take the place of
that bravery which tramples upon the
rights of others man will dare to for
give and leave vengeance to the Lord."
"Love to Kaiser" on British Shell.
LONDON, Sept 12. "The projectiles
which we sent into the German ships in
the Heligoland battle were covered
with chalked messages such as "Love
to the Kaiser" and "Regards from Eng
land," " writes George Brown, gunner,
in a letter received in London today
with mail from the fleet
A Bed Bug Cure. Ask for Insecticlda
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Adv. , '
WAR TAKES 2 BABES
Mother With Remaining Child
Returns to New York.
ONE BODY BURIED I N YARD
Mrs. Anna Gibbs, or Berkeley, Cal.,
In Fleeing Stockholm "Walks Into
Midst of Battle Exposure
Kills Children. '
NEW YORK, Sept 18. After seeing
the death of two of her children,
as a result of privation and exposure
endured on her flight from the war
zone in Europe, Mrs. Anna Gibbs, of
A to America to
day with her 3-year-old child, Martha,
on the Campania.
Mrs. Gibbs had gone to Russia with
xi .viM..n DDriT in the Summer.
One died of fever and another of pneu
monia as a result or exposure
frequently interrupted flight to Eng
land by way of Stockholm, after the
outbreak of hostilities. Mrs. Gibbs on
August 2, while in Russia, started on
a walk with her children toward the
town of Vilna.
Battle Rages Are tied Them.
She found herself in the midst of
Russian soldiers between whom and
the Germans a battle was raging.
"The soldiers were very kind," said
Mrs. Gibbs. "They seized the children
from mo and carried them into the
trenches as the shells were shrieking
in the air above us. A Sergeant told
me we should all be killed in another
minute if we went on.
"I spent the night lying in the
trenches with my children. The day
before I had noticed that Curtis had a
high fever, but did not think it was
anything serious. In the night he be
came worse, owing to the noise of the
guns and the exposure, and died in my
arms at dawn.
Hother Baries Child's Body.
"The soldiers shared their tea and
black bread with me and my remain
ing two children, and as the firing had
ceased I started back to Wirballen.
carrying the body of my hoy in my
arms, with Anna and Martha hanging
to my skirts.
The place seemed deserted, so I
walked until I came to an undertaker's
shop, which I .entered and called out
to see if anyone was there. No reply,
so I found a coffin, laid out my boy
in it and carried it on my shoulder to
the house ot my brother-in-law.
"They had all gone, too, so I dug a
grave in the soft soil in the garden
ana put the coffin into it I had no
strength to do more, and the children
were crying for food." ' .
Colonial Spirit Is High.
SAN DIEGO, Sept 12. War spirit in
New Zealand and Australia is at lever -
heat according to Captain A. Carson,
of the British steamer .-aital, which
arrived here Friday evening after an
exciting two weeks' trip from Welling
ton, New South Wales.
-According to Captain Carson, the day
that the Malta! sailed from Wellington
10,000 troops in five transports left
for England under convoy of two Brit
ish warships. The day before two
troop ships, loaded with 1400 soldiers
left the New Zealand port Much
mystery surrounded the destination of
these troops, but the general Impres
sion was that they were bound for
In. addition to, these troops, 10.000
men and 3000 regular soldiers sailed
from . other New , Zealand ports for
England, the 10 troop ships being pro
tected by three warships from the
British and French Asiatic fleets.
Australia already has dispatched to
the mother country, according to the
Maital'B passengers. 20 troop ships,
carrying approximately 35,000 men.
horses and equipment ,The people of
the Southern Continent are said to be
crazy for war, and the recruiting of
fices are swamped day and night with
applicants, who Insist on going to
Europe to fight.
Traffic along the New Zealand and
Australian coasts is paralyzed, owing to
the large number of vessels com
mandeered by the government for war
Saxon Valor Commended.
LONDON, Sept 13. A German offi
cial dispatch sent by wireless through
the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Com
"The Emperor has informed the King
of Saxony 'by telegram that during the
entire series of operations . the Saxon
army has, under the most difficult con
ditions, rendered surpassing service and
the success obtained yesterday after
heavy fighting formed a new and glori
ous page in history."
Salmon Poacher Fined.
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