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THE SUNDAY OKEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, APRIL 11, 1915.
Oregon Woman Is Thrilled
Horrors Endured by Sol
diers in Trenches.
MEN IN RANKS DON'T HATE
Only Those Without Suffering Fonnd
to Be Bitter Part of Journey
From Geneva to Paris Is
Made With Wounded.
Mra. Ruby Flint Hughes,
author ot the accompanying ar
ticle, is a well-known Oregon
-woman, who formerly lived in
Portland and Salem. She has
been studying art in Paris and
Geneva for the last four years.
Other letters from Mrs. Hughes
will be published in The Orego-nian.
BT RUBY FLINT HUGHES.
PARIS. March 10. (Special Corre
spondence.) All trains entering Paris
from the "south of France' and from
Switzerland arrive in the early morn
LMvinir Geneva at 23 hours (9 P. If.)
we reached Pontarlier. just over the
French frontier, at midnight. It was
a beautiful sight coming over the Jura
Mountains, with their far-reaching line
of snow the first heavy snow that
Switzerland has had in four years. The
fir tree, stood out on the mountain
sides in the moonlight, taking on the
forms of whirling derviehes alone
and in groups. The valleys below were
shrouded in mist.
At the frontier, a few yards apart,
outlining the boundary line on each
side, were long traces in tne snow,
proving the eternal vigilance ot the
soldiers, who. night and day, come and
go upon their snow, shoes. At Pon
tarlier there were six feet of snow, with
temperature at freezing. Everybody
had to get down with all hand lug
gage for inspection and to have pass
ports signed. iThe United states uov
eminent has demanded that -all Amer
ican citizens residing in Europe must
nrocure new passports from Washing
ton. r. G. signed by Secretary Bryan
and an emergency passport, valuable
for six weeks, the time consumed for
the arrival of the permanent passport
from Washington, is given, thus maK
lne all previous passports invalid.
Each passport contains a most minute
detailed description -or the person, to
gether with a photograph. If you have
a mole on your left shoulder you al
most have to tell it. The emergency
passport must be issued from the
United States Embassy of the country
in which you reside and not from the
Consulate. " The reason of this new
law i3 because innumerable passports
have been fraudulently procured and
abused by spies.
Hospital Dot Dijon Region.
It was cold at Pontarlier, which is
only a small station in aJiarroxr moun
tain pass. " guarded by r& modernized
middle-aged fortress high up on the
mountain, yet- hanging . protectingly
above it. The officers- searched the
train thoroughly. Knitting yarn
woolen cloth, electrical appliances and
tobacco were the things sought.
From Pontarlier. the rest of the
night people got in and out continu
ally. In the region of Dijon there are
many hospitals. At Dole there was a
great movement of troops toward Sols
sons and Besancon. tor it was the third
night of the battle of Soissons. where
the losses of dead and wounded were
so heavy. We were delayed by passing
trains of wounded trains bearing
wounded are always given the right of
way that were being evacuated to
Dijon, Lyon and Avignon. By the ar
rangement of the new system of hang
ing cots the most seriously wounded
can be taken comfortably out into the
Pyrenees Mountains to Pan and to
The compartment in the train be
came full each compartment holds
eight persons. There sat next to me
a young captain of the Red Cross on
his way back to the front after hav
ing taken a train of wounded to Bor
deaux. He is doing service in the
trenches and has been in Alsace since
the beginning of the war. lie told of
the great difficulty in removing the
wounded from the battlefields, that all
rescue work had to be done at night
and then even under the fire of the
Hermans, who disregard continually
the Red Cross.
He explained the new form of ban
daging, of how .now each soldier was
"provided in his personal pansement
case with a small tube of iodyne. that
Its application might be immediate,
thus lessening effectively the cases of
lockjaw; how quickly all wounds that
can be left unbandaged heal when ex
posed to the air. In all the hospitals
the lightest bandage possible is being
Early Moraine Cold Intense.
The young captain left, and there
came into the compartment three men
in heavy fur-lined coats. The win
dows were closed tightly and the ra
diator wide open. The temperature
went up Into the infernal regions, but
that was nothing compared with, the
hatred and vengeance that spit out
from their mouths the mouths of
these four fur-coated gentlemen.
1 have found in my observations that
It is the gentleman who makes war
from his arm chair who hates the
fiercest. I don't believe In hate, and
I belietve in fresh air. so. enveloped
in mr greatcoat. I went out into the
passageway with the soldiers. It was
3 o'clock in the morning and intensely
cold. On the window sills there was
Ice a quarter of an inch thick.
A i-avalrv officer, with his arm in a
sling and "his forehead bandaged low.
making his eyes seem larger and more
brilliant, described how two horses
had been shot from under hm: how his
doe alwaya accompanied him: how he
had been wounded by a bayonet be
cause in trench-wsrfare in a cavalry
i-harge. -ften the horses must be left
far in the rear; how when the war
began the horses were not famous, but
that since the consignments from Mon
tana. United States of America had ar
rived, they were renowned. He said with
his face full of sadness. "It hurts me
when I see those poor dumb brutes help
less and wounded. They lie there in heaps
wounded as we do, but my dog, he is
fine he is always with me.
It was Pascal who wrote "Plus Jo
vois les hommes. plus J'alme men
rhien." The great hope of this officer
was quickly to regain the use of his
arm that he might return to the front.
The courage and determination of the
French soldier is magnificent.
alienee In Battle Terrifying.
A big shouldered, finely formed artll.
lerv officer said: "It is the noise that
is the devil, and the mud too. The mud
is awful. The bullets sound like the
humming of angry bees, these rifle bul
lets, and the thud that they make when
they hit the parapet in front ot you.
Then the exploding shells and when
they explode, it is awful to see your
comrades around about you blown to
glory. Then-there is the noise of
their big guns and of our big guns.
When you hear our 'F 6" you think
that Dante's hell is paradise. Then the
silence. Rarely, but it occasionally
happens, that in the midst of the tumult
of battle there is a complete silence.
This silence is terrifying. It cannot be
The lines in this man's face were
deeply graved, especially from the nose
to the corners of the -mouth, showing
his mental suffering. His whole nervous
being quivered when he told me that
the shell that had shattered his leg
had, he saw when he came to himself,
cut off at the same time, the two
hands (leaving them hanging only by
tendons), of his best friend who was
in the trench beside him. And this
is what they are doing in Servia, in
Turkey, in Russia, in Belgium, In Ger
many, in France:
At 4 o'clock there was left only one
soldier and myself in the passageway.
I could see him at the far end of the
car. His silhouette was that of a night
rambler of the Mont Martre district.
with red pantaloons soiled and much
too large for him, short navy blue
jacket, a gray woolen scarf around his
neck and the usual red kepi on hie-
head. I could hear him say to himself
from time to time: "C est epouvan-
table." "Quel mal beur." And then he
would lift his head and sing. It is
wonderful what courage singing gives.
It is harmony, and harmony is religion.
He came to me and said: "Madame,
it is better that you go into your com
partment. I am afraid that you will
take cold here." He himself was shiv
ering and I saw that his visible clothes
were probably all that he had on his
body. I offered him from my thermos
bottle hot chocolate, and sandwiches
from my sack.
"It is necessary," he said, "to have
courage and to have patience. This
war is not of our making, and in the
end we will win, because we have
many friends. The war will cost much
and be long, but we must not hate
anyone. It is disgusting how they have
insulted women and mutilated little
children. I have no respect for such
a people. What a soul beat under
neath that shabby blue coat coat not
thick enough to keep his young body
warm and only a glass door separ
ated him from the four fur-lined coated
gentlemen, who could ride in luxury
and safety because sugh as he who
could not hate would give his lire and
Environs of Parts Reached.
This young soldier is France the
real, the true, the wonderful France
one of the most civilized of nations.
Then he told me that he sang in a cafe
concert hall at Mont Martre. that he
had been to Dole to cheer up some of
his comrades -who were wounded and
to sing to them, but.that while he sang
the tears ran down his cheeks: it was
so sad to see his friends so ill and mil
tilated; that everybody was going to
the front, and that it would be his
At six o'clock lighted villages be
came more frequent, we were nearing
the environs of Paris. At seven o'clock
the train pulled into the station, Gare
de Lyon, at Paris. Here as at other
large railrpad stations in the cities of
France was much movement, but less
than at Lyon, which seems since the
beginning of the war, to be the center
of France. Soldiers in all Imaginable
uniforms going and coming with such
stern faces, on business bent, no
longer the chaffing, laughing Paris.
Everything is serious, everything in
Paris has a charm in the early morn
ing that it has at no other hour.
There is a blue gray haze that en
velops and softens all that is prosaic.
ith eyes half closed, a trick em
ployed by artists, one can look across
the Seine, realizing a picture worthy
of vS rustler s genius.
Going down the Rue de Rivoll at
this . early hour one can see radiating
into- all - directions, - pushed by bare
headed women, little carts filled with
oranges from -Italy and Spain, heaped
in geometrical lines, carts of vege
tables from Algeria, pyramids of
cauliflower, bunches of little round
carrots and tiny red radishes, such as
the women wore on their hats last
year: other carts heaped with laces
from Lille; others with corsets to fit
little girls and big girls, others with
smoked pigs feet displayed on green
ivy leaves, other carts heaped high
with bunches of violets and plumes or
mimosa from Southern, sunny France.
Women Do Work Everywhere.
Women sweeping the -streets, women
taking down the shutters that closed
the store windows. Dodging the taxis
as she hurries across the street, the lit
tle shop girl is on her way to work. This
little shop girl who by bit of lace, ribbon
and flower imitates the chicness of the
grande dame whose gown often her fra
gil fingers have fashioned, has much
charm. She dodges across the street
alone, her cavalier has been enlisted.
Place de la Concorde is deserted. The
Obelisque that Xapoleon brought from
Egypt was never more alone in the
desert. The mourning on the great
statue of Strasbourg has been taken
down and replaced by countless cou-
ronnes of flowers and. flags, -and I
read as I passed, "Qui vive. France
quand meme." Then out into the Ave
nue des Champs Elysees. where in the
afternoon or late morning saunters the
wealth and fashion of the world. Here
the scene was vastly changed.
All the grand hotels and many large
private dwellings have been changed
into hospitals. The Red Cross flag
nredominates. Here where the air is
soldiers who come back from the bat
tlefield. Under the shadow of the Arc
de Triomphe, knowing that the aero
planes fly continually in the high air
currents, guarding Paris, hundreds of
weary wounded lie comforted and con
tent upon their white cots.
As I looked back down the broad
Ave des Champs Elysees, the sun,
red and round like a cartwheel, came
out of the blue-gray mist, touching and
illuminating the Place du Louvre, the
golden Dome des Invalides and the
countless nude trunks of the chestnut
trees with their wide-reaching, high
reaching branches. A new day was
born! A new day for France has been
born! All of her great qualities, her
worth, her intelligence, her civiliza
tion, her courage, her patience, are re
newed In their new birth and newly
baptized by sword and fire.
EUGENE GOESTO FARMER
PROMOTERS OF BUSINESS INTER
ESTS TRY SEW FLAX.
Radiator "Get Acquainted'"
County's Rural Sections to Benefit
tmnvKV. dr Anril 10. (Special.)
A new idea of boosting has been de
veloped by the Eugene Commercial
Club. Each year the Eugene Radiators
travel hundreds of miles to display the
Eugene spirit of neighborliness. Eugene
suddenly has discovered that the farm
ing communities at the entrances of
the city appreciate a little of that same
relationship given to the more distant
towns. , .
io- u veritable vaudevl
troupe, a dozen or so motorcar loads
of Eugene business men became the
guests of the Irving lirange xnurao.)
;,, Th men from the city pro
vided the entertainment and the Irving
farmers responded with a banquet, at
which more than 100 parucipaiu.
A similar meeting was held fat the
Willakenzie Grange hall several weeks
ago. This was the first of the new
movement. And the plan has been so
successful that it .will be carriett on
throughout-all of the county s rural
"It 13 this getting together that we
all need." said C. J. Hurd. deputy
state grange master and first master
of the Irving Grange. "We re all just
... n trvine- to achieve the same re
sultwe want to make the country
v.ottr anrl metres prosperous. There is
a striking similarity between the pre
nn.hi.. rxt thA i7-r.nee ana -r.uKena v uin
mercial Club charters.' Yet we do not
meet enough in a business way or in
a social way."
"The differences separating the
farmer from the business men are
growing small," insisted E. J. Adams,
-enreaentine the Commercial Club. The
i,rmn r becoming more and more
as business men, for farming is De
coming a business matter, and it is
often hard to tell whether a man is a
farmer or a business man.
EXPECTED DEATH LATE
rnni PIONEER DIES AT AGE OF
ONE HUNDRED YEARS.
htrr t.sld br for Old Age Becomes
Exhausted One Year Before Na
tive German Passes.
njvnnv rr Anril 10. (Special.)
To i live longer than he naa expecmu
was the experience of the late Henry
Miller, who died last week at the age
of 100 years, after having resided on
an SO-acre farm near Coos Bay for 60
years. - ' '
Mr. Miller sold his farm a few years
ago, thinking the proceeds would b
sufficient to meet his needs as long
as he lived. While frugal, Mr. Miller's
mnnv hucime exhausted a year ago
and he was compelled to apply to the
county for help.
Until one year ago Mr. Miller at
tempted to earn his own living, but
age was against him.
A native of Germany, Mr. Miller
went to sea when a youth. After ar
riving in the Coos Bay country in the
0s he marrlea an inman woman, uui
no children were born. He aaoptea a
half-breed girl, who is believed to have
FEDERAL POSTS VACANT
Examinations for Civil Service Posi
tions Are Announced.
The United States Civil Service Com
mission announces the following ex
aminations: Mav is. cnier or me train
ing school, female, for service in this
capacity at the Government Hospital
for the Insane, Washington. D. C, sal
ary $1200 and maintenance; May 12-1S,
marine engine draftsman for sub
marines, male, for a position in the
office of inspector of machinery. Elec
tric Boat Company, Groton, Lonn., sal
ary $5.04 per diem.
Information and application DianKS
... .nd tho nn has broad space has I may be obtained from T. V. Hut
been chosen the place to nurse the I local secretary, postotfice building.
Operation Not Needed
Mra. W. A. Barnes, who Uvea In Ballard. Calif.. ban .ent t. the
Plnti. laboratories a very strong endorsement of rultoln and ITaxo.
In her letter, Mrs. Barnes Bars'
"Doctors say gall-stones cannot be cured without an
operation, costing much money as well as unnecessary
suffering. I am cured, I know, and this is proof posi
tive, and my friends know that such is the case."
Frnltola la n powerfnl lubricant for the Intestinal organs, soften
Init the nardened particles that cause so much suffering and expel
ling the consented vrnnte In an easy, natural manner. A single done in
a.o-lly sufficient to clearly Indicate Its efficacy Trail . In a Pedid
tonic alterative thnt acts on the liver and kidneys, stimulates the
now of gastric Jnlces to aid digestion, nnd removes bile from the
aeTrral circulation. Trail should be taken three or four times i.n
5n following n dose of Frnltola to strengthen and restore the
weakened, run-down system.
For the eonvenlenee ot the public, nrrnnKements have been ""de
lo supplv Frnltola nnd Trail throunh leading drnsr "tores. In Port
land they enn be ohtnlned at the store ot The Owl Drug Co.
PAOLA. KANSAS, October 31, 1914.
Bankers Life Insurance Company,
r.r.XTLEME.N": I received today
ihrmiE-h vour agent. Miss Hannah E.
White, draft for $1,111.43 in cash settle-
. . 1 - - - L. I V.
ment of my policy, numoer ., u.w.
I took out twenty years ago.
T naid In a total of $719.00, have had
twenty years' protection for $1,000.00
and have received $392.00 more than I
paid vou. I am highly pleased with tnis
settlement and will be glad to speak a
good word for your company whenever
the opportunity affords itself. I know
of no other company paying as well.
Thanking you for your promptness. I
am Very truly yours.
WILLIAM P. BOSWORTH.
Matured in the
OLD LINE BANKERS LIFE IN
of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Name Wm. P. Bosworth
Residence Paola, Kans.
Amount of Policy $1000.00
Total Premiums , ? 719.00
Total Cash Paid Mr. Bos-
. worth $1111.45
And 20 Years' Insurance for Nothing.
Ask the man who twns one of our policies. We hare a good agency for you.
Write us. Assets $8,300,000.
Just Received 100 Pieces
For Regular 35c Quality
A timely and important
sale of new Curtain
Scrims a special under
priced purchase just re
ceived. Included are the
most attractive new styles
with hemstitched and
open-work borders. They
come in full widths and in
white, cream and ecru a
quality sold everywhere
at 35c a yard. Priced here
A Complete Line of Col
ors in Collingbourne's
For 100-Yard Spool
Tatting and Crochet Fi
bersilk is more beautiful
than silk. It does not cling
to fingers or split; comes
in 100-yard ' spools and
in most any wanted color.
Moderately priced OCA
Reliable Qualities in
Short Silk Gloves, made
with double-tipped fingers
in two-clasp style. They
are shown in all the best
shades as well as, black
and white, priced
Short Silk Gloves, made
with double tipped fin
gers. They are of extra
fine quality; shown in
white and black. Priced
for this sale 1 AH
16-Button Silk Gloves,
made with double-tipped
fingers in all the best
shades; also black and
white. Priced j QQ
Replenish your Hosiery
needs from these splendid
lines and there will be no
quality, durability and fit
will please you and you'll
find the prices most rea
sonable. SILK LISLE HOSE
A stocking specialty rec
omended for its splendid
wearing quality and com
fortable fit. It is made
from fine silk lisle with
elastic garter top and ex
tra heavy heel, sole and
toe. All sizes at 25 pair.
The Phoenix Silk Hose, a
Pair, 75 The Phoenix
Silk Hose have long been
known for their perfect
fit and wearing quality.
Strictly high-grade Stock
ings in all sizes in black
and all colors. A Stocking
of unsurpassed 7C
value at, a pair. . . .
8:30 A. M.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
5:30 P. M.
6 P. M.
YOU CAN DO BETTER FOR LESS ON THIRD ST.
WITH UNPRECEDENTED UNDERPRICING OUR GREATEST
Three Large Windows and an Entire Department
Crowded to Overflowing With the Most Beautiful
New Embroideries and All Are Greatly Underpriced
Thousands and thousands of yards at a third to a half
less than real worth. Never before have we had the
opportunity of offering such wonderful values in all
sorts of fine Embroideries such as this sale contains.
irnnorter's closing out of surplus
5. j-,.U of fViaca con en f inn n 1 nrirpR nnlv the
- ..to ELUCJ0 d-UU even ai witu, v,iuiv,u.. - . ----
4 very newest and most desired styles are offered. The
: natterna. materials and Qualities will compel admira
tion at first frlance and the nrice savings will surprise you. For instance,
you have choice from: -
FLOUNCING AND CORSET COVER EMBROIDERIES
40-inch Embroideries of fine Crepe and Voile, embroidered in silk in dainty,
small patterns, in white, blue, old rose, lavender, red, orange, black, etc. 18
inch Embroideries in a full variety of, dainty new patterns. They come in
sheer Swisses, organdies and in fine cambric and nainsook. 27-inch Em
broideries of fine organdie, Swiss or voile, in a large variety of well worked
patterns; qualities that are sure to please you. 22-inch Embroideries m all
over and baby patterns; also 9 to 12-inch Novelty Organdie and Swiss QO.
Edges, in white and in light-colored patterns. Values to $1.25 at, yard
LOT 3 AT 15c A YARD
For 25c to 35c Embroideries
An unusually extensive showing of
brand new patterns to select from in
18-inch Corset Cover and Flouncing
Embroideries small, dainty effects
and bold, conventional designs; 25c and
35c qualities. This sale at, yard . . 15p
LOT 2 AT 10c A YARD
For 15c to 20c Embroideries
Included in this lot are fine Baby Sets,
Swiss, Crepe and Organdie Edges; 18
ineh Corset Cover and Flouncings and
Allover Embroideries. All new goods
in delightfully pretty patterns. Regu
lar 15c to 20c qualities, at, yard. .10
NEW NOVELTY EDGES AND 27-INCH FLOUNCINGS
In 48c and 59c Qualities on Sale at 25 Yard
Strictly high-grade Novelty Edges in pretty colored effects and in dainty
white patterns. They come in the best widths and are made of fine imported
Organdies and Crepes. The Flouncings come 27 inches wide and are shown
in both baby and dress patterns. They come in hemstitched, scalloped OCp
and ruffled effects. Regular 48c to 59c qualities priced at, yard
27-INCH FLOUNCINGS IN VALUES TO $1.75 A YARD AT 69
Extfemelv beautiful Dress and Baby Flouncings, shown in a huge variety of
patterns." The quality of, materials and the workmanship is of the Q
best. They ere the kind regularly sold up to $1.75 yard. On sale at, yd. vj
EXQUISITE NOVELTIES IN 27 AND 45-INCH WIDTHS
Vnlnps TTn tii S2.98 a Yard on Sale at S1.19
a vnvnVhr rvF rmrome t.n seWr. frnm in hirfi-erade 27 and 45-inch
Noveltv Flouncings, made of fine imported Organdie, Voile and Marquisette.
They come in new tlorai ana conventional uesigus m wmie aim m u
exquisite colorings. Regular values up to $2.98 a yard. This sale atV'A
Well-Dressed Women Will Show
Preference for These
You Pay M O Cf For Re?ular
0nly 1 Z.OU $17.50 Values
Too much emphasis cannot be laid on the im
portance of this sale of Women's Handsome
Tailored Suits. Not only are the styles the
latest and the best, but the price brings to you
a liCllCl UUO OdViXlg uwittj - . :.
j-,.l -fit- nnolitv nf motonala nnH u
everyway sivic, m, 411011 mui-
in workmanship. They come in navy serges, Copenhagen poplins, cravenette
fabrics, etc.; models for dress and for every-day use; also a fine lot of Done
gal Sport Suits in -attractive styles for outing wear. In fact, the assortment
is so varied that every taste and every figure may be suited. 1 O Cfj
Suits of excellent values at $17.50 priced for this sale at, V vr
Sale of Women's Dainty, Comfortable House Dresses
Charming New Styles in Gingham, Percale or Chambray All d! 1Q
Sizes and Colors in $1.50 Quality at
At this sale you have choice from both high and low-neck styles in neat
i i -.s.o oni in -nlain fnlnrs Thpv ATP wpll made, well fin-
ished House Dresses, made of standard quality ginghams, percales J 1 1Q
and chambrays ail sizes garments uauauy aumai.ovyMv.Cuo, t
A Comprehensive Show
ing of the New
At Popular Prices
We request your imme
diate inspection of our
splendid new stock of
trMi'll finrJ rnmrlpff nssnrtmpnt.S of the mOSt desir
able weaves, patterns and colorings in thoroughly
dependable qualities and at prices that cannot be
equaled for lowness. ,
New Kimono Crepes, all styles and colors at, yd. 18J
New Irish Poplins in white and in colors, yd. 25
Printed Silk-Mixed Crepe de Chines at, yard. .75
PRINTED VOILES Extremely fashionable and
beautiful Printed Voiles, shown in the popular large
spot effects, wide and narrow stripes and in pretty
flowered and figured styles; all colors. 9C c
Priced at, yard y
Here's Another One of Our Extraordinary
One-Dollar Shoe Sales
Broken Lines and Odds and Ends in Regular $2.50,
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 Qualities
Women who have profited by our past sales of this
character will be the first to respond to this an
nouncement. They know from past experiences
what extraordinary values are to be had. Our de
termination not to carry over broken lines or odds
and ends prompts us to make this great sacrifice.
Included are standard qualities in patent and dull
kid, velvets, suedes, Russia calf, lotus and gunmetal
leathers both button and lace styles in desirable
short vamp models light, medium and heavy
weight Shoes hundreds of pairs and not a pair in
the lot but what we will guarantee to give perfect
satisfaction. Come early and see how well it will
pay you to hunt for your size in the style you like
best. You have choice from $2.50 to $4.00 C - AA
qualities at a sensationally low price, pair px,W