The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 04, 1914, Section One, Page 3, Image 3

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British Official Bureau Pub
lishes Letters Written by -German
Regiments Declared Fearfully .Re
duced, "Without Food and En
during Rigorous Weather.
Many Officers Slain.
LONDON", Oct 3. The official infor
mation bureau issued today an account
of some of the Incidents of the fight
ing in France, to which it appends
certain letters taken from German
prisoners. This recital bears no date.
It says:
"In the presentation of striking: con
trasts this war is no exception to the
rule. Within sight of the spot where
these words are being written the
chauffeur of a motorcar attached to
the general staff is making his toilet
in the open. After washing his face
and hands in a saucepan, minus its
handle.' he carefully brushes his hair
with an old nail brush, using the win
dow of the car in which he has slept
as a looking glass. From the back
ward sweep he gives his somewhat
long locks it is clear that he had once
been a dandy."
t Company Has No Officers Left.
A letter from a German prisoner
tells how the enemy interrupted their
needed rest and how, when the Ger
mans attempted to advance on Septem
ber 16. the enemy, firing from bushes
and from houses, swept their trenches.
This letter continues:
"On my right and left wounded com
rades were complaining bitterly that
the enemy was shooting from houses.
They found too easy a mark in us. If
we assumed an upright position we
were immediately fired on. After an
hour, during which time our company
lost about 25 men, we were forced to
retire. This brought our total
strength down to 80. We started with
251 men. We had no officers left.
"On the 18th. at 4:30 o'clock in the
morning, we reached a village, where
we thought we would be able to rest.
Before half an hour had passed, how
ever, the shrapnel had again found us
Villase Constantly Under Fire.
"We spent the afternoon in this vil
lage, which was constantly under shell
tire in spite of the fact that our guns
were shelling the enemy's artillery. We
heard our Colonel say our guns could
not get at those of the enemy satis
factorily because the latter were so
well concealed.
"Our condition is now really a-wful,
for we have to sleep out in all weather.
We were all looking forward to a
speedy end. We are badly off as re
gards food. Some of our regiments
can muster only from three to four
Another letter written in the course
of the retreat in front of the French
from Mont Alirall says:
" "After a 36-hour march we ha-d a
rest and arrived just in time for the
fight. . For three days we did not have
a hot meal because our field kitchens
were lost. We got a hot meal last
night. Although we are all just xeady
to drop, we must march on.
Poison tn Food FcareA.
"We found great quantities of food,
hut. fearing poison, we did not take
possession of it until we had got hold
of the proprietor of the house and com
pelled him to taste it first. We are
near Rhetms, after having gone
through hard, bloody and most hor
rible days. Of our regiment of 3000
men there are now only 1600 left. .
"Let us hope that this battle, which
ought to be one of the greatest of his
tory, will leave me safe and well and
prive us peace. I am absolutely done,
but we must not despair."
farmers the Danish government has
prohibited the exportation of all young
, Marooned Crew to Be Rescued.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 3. Through
agents for the British tanker Elsinore.
sunk by the German cruiser Leipzig
while under charter of the Union Oil
Company, it was learned today that
C. T. Bowring & Co.. the owners. "short
ly would dispatch a vessel from Guay
aquil, Ecuador, to the rescue of the
marooned cmw, who were set ashore
on the little-visited Galapagos Islands,
600 m.Uo.s off the coast of Ecuador.
Consul Is Last to Leave IUicims.
PARIS, Oct. 3. William Bardel,
American Consul at Rheims. accom
panied by his wife, daughter and son,
left Rheims today for Troyes. There
are no more Americans in Rheims, nor
any other reason why he. should Btay;
consequently he is seeking safety elsewhere.
General Botha's . Sympathizers Cast
Eggs at . Anti-Government Forces
and Fight Breaks Up Meetlns.
LONDON, Oct. 3. A dispatch to Reu
ter's Telegram -Company from Potch
efstrom, the Transvaal, South Africa,
says that an attempt by General Chris
tian de Wet to address a. meeting of
protest against the government's ac
tion in regard to the war resulted in
the breaking up of the meeting after
a demonstration which approached pro
portions of a riot.
Admission to the hall had been re
stricted to ticket-holders, but a crowd
of sympathizers with General Louis
Botha, who had taken command of the
British operations against the Ger
mans in Southwest Africa, gathered
outside and, battering down the barri
caded doors, bombarded the anti-government
forces with eggs and bricks.
free fight followed. In which the
lights in the place were extinguished.
Then the crowd from the hall moved
into the open, where General de Wet
again attempted to speak. Once more
he was interrupted by singing, shout
ing and cheers for General Botha. Later
the supporters of General Botha
paraded the streets and ended the dem
onstration by adopting a vote of con
fidence in the South African Premier.
Enemy Is Still United and Fleet Will
Strike When Hour Comes, Probably
' In Co-operation With Army.
LONDON, Oct. 3 The military expert
of the Times today says:
'However much we may bend back
the German right wing and relieve
Antwerp, whatever confidence we have
that the shock of the Russian masses
in the East will prove decisive, we
must not entertain the slightest illu
sion regarding the hard and trying
condition which awaits all the allies in
the future in operating against the
German reduced to the defensive.
"Germany is still united. Her re
sources grow atop. Her might is in
arms, all her arsenals are working at
full pressure. Her fleet will strike
when the hour comes, probably in co
operation with the army.
"The line of the Aisne, when forced,
may prove to be only one of many
similar lines prepared in the rear of it.
It may take a long time for the allies
to compel Germany to feel a weak
ness, tt therefore devolves on the allies
to look forward to a long war."
Daughter of Late Financier Arrives
Home Telling of Popularity of
War In France.
NEW YORK. Oct. ?. (Special.) The
French liner France, with only 378
passengers in all of the three classes,
docked today. No more sailings have
been booked for the France, and most
of her crew expect to join the French
army on their return to Havre.
Miss Anne T. Morgan, daughter of
the late J. Pierpont Morgan, who was
marooned in the Haut-Savoie at the
beginning of the war. returned on the
France, as did Miss Elsie de Wolfe and
Miss Elizabeth Marbury. Miss Mor
gan's horses, including a valuable sad
dle horse,' were commandeered by the
French army.
Speaking of the war Miss Morgan
"Everyone has a heartsick feeling
about it and a longing desire to do
something. It 13 a popular war in
France. The spirit of the French men.
women and children is wonderful.
Their inspiration is beyond words to
describe. Why; we saw children 7 and
8 years old carrying in hay and grain
from the fields.
"I freely gave my saddle horse for
ub in the army.
Player Pianos de Luxe can now be
purchased for less than the ordinary
Upright Piano sells for at any other
time. Read page 19. this paper. Adv.
Use Santiseptic Lotion after shaving
Weil-Known Politician Nearly Bald
Now Has New Growth of Hair.
Tells How He Did It.
A Western politician, well known on
account of his baldness and ready wit.
surprised his friends by appearing with
a new growth. of hair. Many of his old
friends did not know him and others
thoucht he had a wig. On being asked
how he did it, he made the following
statement: "I attribute the 'remarkable
growth of my hair to the use of the
following simple recipe, which any lady
or gentleman can mix at home: To a
half pint of water add 1 oz. of Day rum
a small box of Barbo Compound and
oz. of glycerine. Apply, to the scalp
two or three times a week with the
finger tips. It not only promotes the
growth of the hair, but removes dan
druff, scalp humors and prevents the
hair from falling out. It darkens
streaked, faded, gray hair and makes
the hair soft and glossy. These ingredi
ents can be purchased at any drug store
at very little cost and mixed at home."
Precautions to Prevent Shipments of
Food From Rescuing Belligerents '
Widespread and Thorough.
THE HAGUE, via London. Oct. 3.
Elaborate preparations have been made
by The Netherlands government to see
that shipments of foodstuffs brought
into Holland shall not pass Into the
hands of the nations now at war.
There is now a complete belt of dis
tricts under martial law. Along th
borders and coast in these districts all
outgoing freight is examined by mili
tary authorities, in addition to the
customs officials. The thoroughness of
the embargo is shown in the arrest
recently of many country people living
along the German border, who ex
ported small quantities of grain on
wagons to that country.
Owing to the general scarcity of
wheat flour in Holland, white- bread
Is becoming a luxury. At Dordrecht, a
town ten miles southeast of Rotter
dam, the bakers have announced that,
beginning Monday, they will produce
nothing but rye bread.
. A'dlspatch received here from Copen
bxren anvs th.nt on representation nf
ew Piano
Terms l Per Week. A Tear to Pay.
Read Page Fourteen. This Section.
Persons suffer more from inexperienced
truss fitting than from hernia. Yhy
not buy your trusses from experts? Try
Laue-D&vis Drug Co., t 3d and Yam
hill, who are experts and know how.
Tobacco Habit Cured
Not only to users of pipe and cigars,
but the vicious cigarette habit is over
come by using the "MTRITK" treat
ment. Price, complete, postage paid,
$1.00. taue-Davia Iruar Co.. 3d and
Yamhill, Portland. Or. (when writing
Pacific Phone Macs. 5Q8Q, Home A 2112The JTew Season's Latest and Best Styles Are Here in Ladies Home
Journal Patterns at 10c and 15c EachAll Mail Orders Receive Our Prompt and Careful AttentionExpress
and Parcel Post Packages Prepaid Free Deliveries to Every Part of the City Fall Style Book Is Now Here
50c Pillow
Tops at 35c
At the Art Counter A special
showing and sale of Tapestry Pil
low Tops, ready to use; styles
with tassel at corners. -They come
in several pretty styles, and are
the kind resrularlv -sol.r O P
at 50c. This sale at: OOC
Our Store '
Opens '
Daily at
8:30 A. M.
At 9 A. M.
The Most in Value, The Best in Quality
Our Store
Daily at
5:30 P. M.
At 6 P. M.
Si Stamped.
Gowns 79c
At the Art Counter A special
sale of Stamped Gowns, made of
fine quality longcloth. They are
semi-made and have the popular
kimono sleeves. A variety of pat
terns to select from. Keg- 7Q
ular $1 values, this sale at
In this splendid October Sale the variety is as great as the values are attractive no seasonable want that cannot be filled. Women" will
find keen satisfaction in making selection from over a thousand different offerings of which it is impossible to list but a few in this space
Unapproachable Values in Seasonable Weight
Knitwear and Hosiery
For Women and Children
Comfort -and satisfaction are com
bined with low prices in these popu
lar sections of our store. Here you'll
find unlimited assortment from the
best mills. Garments of the best ma
terials, in seasonable styles and all
sizes, at prices that are unapproach
able for value-giving. The following
lines will be on special display tomor
rowwe invite your inspection.
At 50 Garment Women's Heavy
Fleeced Cotton Shirts and Drawers.
All sizes.
At$l Suit Women's Heavy Fleeced
ggafeU Cotton Union Suits. All sizes.
At 79 Garment Women's Fine-Ribbed Wool Vests
and Pants. All sizes.
At $1.50 Suit Women's Fine-Ribbed Wool Union
Suits. All sizes.
At $1 Garment Women's Extra Heavy Wool Vests
and Pants. All sizes.
At $2 Suit Women's Extra Heavy Wool Union Suits.
All sizes.
Women's Hose
At 12 Medium-weight, Fast (Black Cotton Stock
ings made 'with 'double heel, sole and toe. All sizes.
At 25 The Bursou' Fashioned Fine Wool Stockings
with reinforced heel and toe. All sizes.
At 35, or 3 Pairs for $1 Women's Long-Wear Silk
Lisle Hose made with six-thread heel and toe.
Children's Hose
At 124 For children's medium heavy Fast Black
Cotton Stockings" with reinforced heel and toe. All
At 19, or 3 Pairs for 50 Boysy fine lisle-finished,
Fast Black Cotton Hose in all sizes.
At 25 For boys' and girls' fine mercerized arid extra
heavy Lisle Stockings in all sizes.
Phoenix Silk Hose for Women A full-fashioned, high
grade Stocking that is both durable and perfect fit
ting, shown in all sizes and colors 7Ci
including black, at, the pair OC
Important Offerings in Authoritative Styles
Women's Ready-to-Wear
There is variety in generous fullness at this, the most
far-reaching and authoritative display of Fall. Fash
ions we have ever announced. For the woman who is
undecided, there are many happy solutions that will
save time and conserve energy, and this condition is
met at the least possible outlay consistent with true,
worth. For the woman who has definite and fixed.
ideas of style, the certainty of satisfaction is absolute,
for this condition also was closely before us when se
lecting the models on view. For tomorrow and the
next day we offer:
Surprising values in decidedly effective models in
Women's Fall and Winter Coats and Suits of the finest
materials and workmanship. $22.50 to - Q Att
$25.00 lines, priced for this sale at P 0-rO
Effective because different, different because out of he ordinary. Each gar
ment featured by some new idea, devised by makers whose position as arbi
ters of styles is. unassailable. Select as you will, there is hardly a chance
of meeting the duplicate face to face. COATS in the popular Pile Fabrics,
Plaids and Plush Cloths, such as Ural Lamb, Hindo Rynx, Sylvenhof f Plush,
Salts Fabrics, etc.; some in cape effects; others with belted back and so on
and so on. Every garment of charming attractiveness. SUITS in various
models with 36 and 38-inch coats and skirts either plain, in yoke effects, or
with knife pleats. All sizes in black, navy, brown, green, Copenhagen, etc.
Particularly popular are the Redingote and Military styles. The' are stun
ning, smart creations whose style features and splendid workmanship will
compel your admiration at the first glance you take. This surely is a sale
worth va41s, for you have choice from regular values C1 O A El
to $25.00, tomorrow at ...... V 1 OtO.
Women's $2.98 Messaline Silk Petticoats, This Sale at $2.35
Here is another important reason why you should visit our Ready-to-Wear
Section tomorrow. A sale of Women's Fine Messaline Silk Petticoats of
excellent quality, good fitting styles with or without Jersey top and with va
rious style flounces, double-stitched, French hem, neat ruffles,
etc. All wanted colors. Regular $2.98 lines, on sale at pi0J
1a ;
35c Beauty Pins 25c Pair
Tomorrow at our Notion Counter we place on special sale a fine lot of Gold
Beauty Pins. They come in good styles with initial and Roman gold finish.
Each pair in a neat box. The kind regularly sold at 35 cents E?r
a pair, priced for this sale at ci .-
The Most Unusual" Values' Are Offered in This
October Sale of
Surplus Lines at Fractional Prices
Manufacturers have left over small lots just the
same as the retail merchant, and they adopt the
same method of disposing of them as we do, name
ly, that of price cutting. - Every merchant doesn't get the opportunity to
purchase J;hese goods only a favored few, and we are numbered among the
few this season, secure these values. And so it is that we are enabled to
offer you these unusual values. It is now for you to profit by this fortunate
purchase of ours. Come tomorrow and have first choice from following lots:
Corset Cover and Flouncing Em
broideries Yard for Values to , 39c
Shown in 18 -inch widths.
They come in various dainty mate
rials and in a full variety of choice
new patterns. Some have become
slightly soiled from display, but most
all are fresh and clean. They are the
kind regularly sold up to 39c a yard,
on sale at 15. -
Allover Embroideries and Fiouncings
oCr Yard for Values to 65c An
OC assortment from which most
any need may' be supplied. Included
are 40-inch Crepe and Voile Alio vers,
45-inch Batiste Fiouncings, 18-inch
Swiss Allovers, 18-inch Corset Cover
and Fiouncings, etc., all this season's
goods and all desirable ner patterns.
Dainty effects and bold scroll designs.
Regular 50c and 65c Embroideries for
only 25 a yard.
v Baby Sets, Edges and Insertings .
C Yard for Vals. to 20c A great
variety of patterns to select
from; Broken Baby Sets, Edges and
Insertions from 3 to 12 inches wide:
also Corset Cover Embroideries full
17 inches wide. All of good mate
rials and in values up to 20c a yard.
This sale while they last at 5 Yard.
Corset Cover and Flouncing Em
; broideries
qq Yard for Values to 75c An
unusually fine line of 27
inch Fiouncings in dainty baby pat
terns, in ruffled, hemstitched and
scallopededge ; also an extensive va
riety of 27-inch Fiouncings suitable
for dresses, etc., as well as 18-inch
Corset Cover and Fiouncings of fine
cambric and swiss. Values as high as
75c a yard, to go at 39.
The Most Beautiful and Satisfying Assortments of
Woolen Dress Goods
We Have Ever Shown Are Here Now
Recent arrivals that brought new weaves and new col
orings will be shown this week. In our extensive ex
hibit of new Fall and Winter Dress Goods there is a
most agreeable change in styles from those shown in
past seasons. Whatever the edicts of fashion have ap
proved for 1914-15 are here in brilliant array. All are
exclusive at this store and all are moderately priced.
Will you honor us with your inspection of the follow
ing items'?
Roman Stripes of foreign and domestic weaves, shown
in all the popular new color combinations and in 46
to 54-inch widths. High-class pure wool fabrics espe
cially priced at $1.25, $1.50, $2 and $2.50 a yard.
The New Plaids just in. Anderson's Genuine All-Weol
Scotch Plaids in a great variety of rich color combina
tions; exclusive new patterns in 42-inch widths. Fab
rics of unsurpassed quality at $1.00 a yard.
New Green Novelties in 42 to 56-inch widths. All the
correct new weaves and shades in the extremely fash
ionable green novelties. Crepes, Granites, Poplins,
Empire Cloth, Self-Colored Fancies, Serges, Egyptian
Crepes, Henriettas, etc., at a price to suit every purse,
$1.00, $1.50 and $2.00 a yard.
New Double-Weight Coatings full 56 inches wide. The
m6st extensive and finest assortment of weaves and
colorings that it has ever been our good fortune to
assemble. Particularly attractive and fashionable are
the new Scotch. Mixtures. They are here in every de
sirable color combination. Great values at $1.50 yard.
The Finest of Coatings Hundreds of yards, including
plain effects in Zibelines, Novelty Chinchillas, Shadow
Plaids,' Roman Stripes, Scotch Mixtures, Plaid Back
and Reversible Coatings. A showing that must be seen
to be appreciated. Values that cannot be equaled else
where at $2.50 to $2.95 a yard.