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THE SUNDAY OEEGONUN, PORTLAND, SEPTE3IBER 16, 1917.
FEVER KILLS JEN
IN GERMAN GUMP
and French Victims.
to Segregate Prisoners.
ACT IS DEATH SENTENCE
Conditions of Prison Camp at AY it
ten burg During Period of Epi
demic Frightful Prisoners
Knocked About and Beaten.
BT JAM KS W. GERARD,
. American Ambassador to the German Im
perial Court. July lift. 1913. to February 4,
1i17. : Copyi-isrht. If 17, by the Public
Undoubtedly the wrst prison camp
. "which I visited m Germany was that
of Wittenberg. "Wittenberg i the an
cient town where Luther lived and
- nailed his thesis to the church door.
The camp wan situated just outside the
ci:y in a very unattractive spot next
to the railway. An outbreak of typhus
fever prevented u& from visiting the-
ft camp, although Mr. Jackson conversed
with some of the prisoners from out- j
sid the barrier of barbed wire. j
When the typhus was finally driven'
out, Mr. Lithgow Osborne visited the j
; camp and his report of conditions there j
. was such that I visited it myself. In ;
the meantime holding up him report
until I had verified it. I
Russian Soldiers Typhus Carriers. j
With Mr. Charles H. Russell, Jr., I
' visited the camp. Typhus fever seems
to be continually present in Russia.
It in carried by tho body louse, and it
ia transmitted from one person to an- '
other. Russian soldiers seem to carry
r this disease with them without appar-
- ently suffering much from it them
selves. The Russian soldiers arriv
ing at Wittenberg were not properly
" disinfected and in consequence typhus
fever broke out in camp.
.Several British medical officers were
I, there with their prisoners, because, by
the provisions of the Ha gue conven-
tions, captured medical officers may be
kept with the troops of their nation. If
prisoners have need of their services.
These medical officers protested with
the camp commander against the herd
ing together of the French and British
prisoners with the Russians, who, as
I have said, were suffering from ty
', ' phus fever. But the camp commander
said, "You will have to know your Al
, lies.' And he kept all of his prisoners
- together, and thus as surely condemned
" to death a number of French and Brit
i ish prisoners of war as though he had
stood them against the wall and or-
dered them shot by a firing squad.
' Conditions of Wittenberg Frightful.
Conditions in the camp during the
period of this epidemic were frightful.
The camp was virtually deserted by
the Germans, and I understand that the
German doctor did not make as many
visits to the camp as the situation
At the time I visited the camp the
typhus epidemic, of course, had been
stamped out. The Germans , employed
a large number of police dogs in this
. .camp, and these dogs not only were
used in watching the outside of the
camp in order to prevent the escape
of prisoners, but were used within the
camp. Many complaints were made to
me by prisoners concerning these dogs,
prisoners stating that men had been
i bitten by the dogs. It seemed un
doubtedly true that the prisoners there
had been knocked about and beaten
r in a terrible manner by their guards,
and one guard went so far as to strike
one of the British medical officers in
, the camp.
Good News Kills One Prisoner. j
There were about 37 civilian pris
" oners in the camp who had been there
all through the typhus epidemic. I se- j
cured the removal of these civilian;
prisoners to the general civilian camp
4 at Ruhleben, and the conditions at Wit-
tenberg may be Judged by the fact that
when it was announced to these civil-
ians that they were to be taken from
. Wittenberg to another camp, one of
them was so excited by the news of re
lease that he fell dead upon the spot.
In talking over conditions at Witten
1 berg with von Jagow I said: "Suppose
I go back to Wittenberg and shoot
ionie of these dogs, what can you do
V to me?" Soon after the dogs dlsap-
peared from the camp.
Food of Prison- r
The food in all tliotit; camps xor clvil-
- ians and for private soldiers was about
the same. It consisted of an allowance
of bread of about the same weight as
that given the civilian population. This
was given out in the morning with a
cup of something call" coffee, but
which In reality was an extract of
acorns or something of the kind, with-
; out milk or sugar; in the middle of the
day a bowl of thick soup in which the
quantity of meat was gradually dimin
ished as war went on. as well as the
amount of potatoes, for which at a
later period turnips and carrots were,
to a large extent, substituted; and in
the evening, in good camps, there was
pome sort of thick soup given out, or
an apple, or an almost infinitesimal
piece of cheese or sausage.
i In the War Department at Berlin
' there was a prisoners- -r-o r depart-
, ment in charge of Coionei, inter Gen
eral, Friedrieh. This department, how
ever, did not seem to be in a position
to issue orders to the corps command-
' ers commanding the army corps dis
. trlcts of Germany, who had absolute
control of the prison camps within their
districts. Colonel Friedrieh and his as
sistants, however, endeavored ttf stand
ardize th t.ricc; of prisoners of
war in the different corps districts, and
Vere able to exert a certain amount of
pressure on the corps commanders.
t Vhey determined on the general re
;prisals to be taken in connection with
prisoners of war.
r-"rieJricb Itaa System of Reprisals
For instance, when some of the Ger
mans who had been taken prisoners by
the English and who were in Kngland,
( were ent oy the English to work in
i th.e harbor of Havre, the Germans re
; laliated by sending about four times
the number of Knglish prisoners to
i work at Libau. in the part of Russia
"then occupied by the Germans. But
while the Knglish permitted our em
' bassy in Paris to inspect the. prisoners
of war at Havre, the Germans for
months refused to allow me permission
1 to send anyone to inspect those British
prisoners at Libau.
) Cases came to my attention where
individual corps commanders on their
own initiative directed punitive meas
ures against the prisoners of war in
; their districts, on account of the rumors
of bad treatment of German citizens in
' England. Thus the commander in the
. district where the camp of T3oeberiti
was situated issued an order directing
reprisals against prisoners under his
command on account of what he
, claimed to be the bad treatment of Ger-
man women in Kngland. It required
constant vigilance to seek out instances
- of this kind and cause them to be rem-
! 1 did not find the Germans at ail effi
cient in the handling of prisoners of
war. The authority was so divided
that It was hard to find who was re
sponsible for any given bad conditions.
For instance, for a long period of time
I contended with the German authori
ties for better living conditions at the
civilian camp of Ruhleben. I was
promised time and again by Colonel
Friedrieh, by the camp commander and
by the Foreign Office that those con
ditions would . be remedied. In that
camp men of education, men in delicate
health, were compelled to sleep and
live six in a box stall, or so closely that
the beds touched each other in hay
lofts, the outside walls of which were
only four feet high.
Finally, almost in despair, I wrote
identical personal letters, after having
exhausted all ordinary diplomatic
steps, to General von Kessel, comman
der of the Mark of Brandenburg, to the
commander of the corps district in
which the Ruhleben camp was situated,
and to the Minister of War. the only
result -was that each of the officers ad
dressed claimed that he had been per
sonally insulted by me, because I bad
presumed to call his attention to the
inhuman conditions under which the
prisoners were compelled to live in the
Prisoners Elect Captains.
The commander of this civilian camp
was a very handsome old gentleman,
named Count Schwerin. His second in
command for a long tirrm was a Baron
Taube. Both of these officers had been
long retired from the army and were
given these prison commands at the
commencement of the war. Both of
them were naturally kind hearted, but
curiously sensitive, and not always of
even temper. On the whole, I think
that they sympathized with the pris
oners and did their best to obtain a
bettering of the conditions of their
confinement. The prisoners organized
themselves in their - various barracks,
each barrack having a captain, the
captains electing one of their number
as a camp captain or "obmann."
The man who f ina! ly appeared as
head man of the camp was an ex-cinematograph
proprietor named Powell.
In my mind he, assisted by Beaumont
and other captains, conducted the af
fairs of the camp given the difficulty
of dealing with the prisoners on one
hand and the prison authorities on the
other hand as. well as possible. Nat
urally, he was always subject to op
position from many prisoners, among:
whom those of aristocratic tendencies
objected to being under the control of
one. not of the highest caste in Kng
land, and there were others who either
envied him his authority or desired his
place. The camp authorities allowed
Powell to visit the Embassy at least
once a week; in that way I was en
abled to keep In direct touch with the
camp. At two periods during my stay
in Berlin I spent enough days at the
camp to enable every prisoner who had
a complaint of any kind to personally
present it to me.
The organization- of this camp was
quite extraordinary. I found it im
possible to get Knglish prisoners to
perform the ordinary work of cleaning
up the camp, etc., always expected of
prisoners themselves, and so, with the
funds furnished me from the British
government, the camp captain was com
pelled to pay a number of the poorer
prisoners to perform this work. Secre
taries Ruddick and Kirk, of our em
bassy, performed the uninteresting and
arduous work of superintending these
payments as well as our other financial
affairs. This work was most trying.
and -they deserve great credit for their
Additions to the Camp Diet.
By arrangement with the British gov
ernment. I was also enabled to pay the
poorer prisoners an allowance of five
marks a week, thus permitting them to
buy little luxuries and necessities and
extra food at the camp canteen which
was early established in the camp. I
also furnished the capital to the camp
canteen, enabling it to make its pur
chases and carry on its business. In
this establishment everything could be
purchased which, was - purchasable in
Germany, and, for months after the
commencement of the war, articles of
luxury were sold at a profit and articles
of food sold at a loss for the benefit of
those who required an addition to the
There was a street in the camp of
little barracks or booths whLch the
prisoners christened Bond street, and
wnere many stores were in operation,
such as a tailor shop, shoemaker
watchmaker, and so on. Acting with
fowell, l succeeded in getting the Ger
man authorities to turn over the kitch
ens to the prisoners. Four of the pris
oners who did most excellent elf
denying work in these kitchens deserve
to be specially mentioned. They were
Ernest L.. Fyke, Herbert Kastner, Rich
ard H. Carrad and George Ferguson.
The men in this camp subsisted to a
great extent upon the packages of food
sent to them from Kngland. Credit
must be given to the German authori
ties for the fairly prompt and efficient
delivery of the packages of food sent
from Kngland, Denmark and Switzer
land to prisoners of war in all camps.
(Continued tomorrow.) ,
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15. Army or
ders issued here today by the
Western Department follow:
Leave of absence ror 15 days, effect
ive October 16, is granted Captain
Harry N". Mayo, Medical Reserve Corps,
Fort Douglas, Utah, to attend the
Clinical Congress of Surgeons to be
held in Chicago.
A board of officers to consist of
Lieutenant-Colonel William P. Jack
son, Captains illiam W. Taylor, Kl
liott M. Norton, Robert J. Binford and
Walter C. Gullion. all of the Twentieth
Infantry, is appointed to meet at Fort
Douglas. Utah, to examine fitness of
Temporary Second Lieutenant John H.
McClernan, Twentieth Infantry, for
First Lieutenant Jackson Temple,
Santa Rosa. Cal., and Peter A. Tobin.
Fresno, Cal., Medical Corps, will pro
ceed to the Presidio of California for
duty with the First Regiment. Cal
ifornia Field Artillery. National Guard.
ADNA HONORSJCHOSEN MEN
Lewis County Quota for Xa tiona 3
Army Is Completed.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Sept. 15. (Spe
cial.) A reception was held in the
Adna Grange Hall tonight by residents
of the community in honor of the men
living in the vicinity who have been
selected for the Army.
The Lewis County Kxemption Board
yesterday announced definitely that no
more registrants will be summoned for
examination, the county's quota hav-
' in c- been filled. The 64 men and five
T alternates Just summoned by the board
will report September 19 and entrain
for American Lake September 20.
TWO PE ELL CITIZENS DIE
Simeon C. Wheeler Passes at 81 and
Mrs. Melinda F. Fleming at 54.
CENTIwXLIA, Wash.. Sept. 13. (Spe
cial.) Simeon C. Wheeler, 81, died yes
terday at his home in Pe Kll from old
age. A daughter, Mrs. D. A. Caton, re
sides in Pe EU. The funeral probably
will be held Monday.
Mrs. Malinda F. Fleming. 54, died
in Pe Ell this week, following a long
Illness. The woman's husband could
not be located and does not yet know
of his wife's death. The latter's moth
er, Mrs. Mary Webb, and a sister. Mrs.
T. W. Hockett. are residents of Pe Kll.
The yellow poplar, or tulip. Is the
largest broadleaf tree in America,
WAB TUX BILL TWO
Senate Eliminations of Manu
facturers' Gross Sales
Taxes Cause Clash.
REPORT LIKELY THURSDAY
Conferees Ievote fuch Time to Dis
cussing If Proceedings Arc to
. . Be Public and Then De
cide Upon Secrecy
"WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. Conferees
on the war tax bill clashed today over
Senate eliminations from the measure
of the manufacturers gross sales taxes
and others, totaling about J70.000.000,
and a compromise by which half this
amount will be raised from these
sources finally resulted.
House con ferees, led by Democratic
Leader Kitchin. declined to agree to
the Senate proposal to strike out the
5 per cent manufacturers' tax provided
in the House bill. The compromise
agreement is understood to have re
stored a tax of somewhat less than
this amount on musical instruments
and jewelry and reviMon of the auto
mobile tax sections, with increases of
2 per cent on the gross sales taxes of
patent medicines, cosmetics, perfumery
and other toilet articles is probable.
On other Senate changes the con
ferees did not fare so well. The amuse
ment "tax, reduced by the Senate from
$60,000,000 to $19,000,000 aroused much
discussion and a final vote on it proba
bly will not be reached for several
Bill Two-Thirds Considered.
Approximately two-thirds o the bill
had been disposed of when adjourn
ment was taken tonight, and it was
expected that a report would be ready
next Thursday for presentation to both
houses. The excess profits tax and
postal rates sections will be the last
Nnexpected objection to the' tobacco
tax section which promises to delay
final agreement suddenly appeared to
day. Mr. Kitchin is understood to op
pose the proposed Senate increase in
the tobacco tax from $25,000,000 to
530.O00.000. He was of the opinion
when the bill passed the House that
tobacco was taxed to the limit.
Sections covered today included auto
mobiles and motorcycles, tires and
tubes, musical instruments, motion pic
ture films, jewelry, sporting goods,
yachts and pleasure boats, perfumes
and cosmetics, proprietary medicines,
chewing gum, cameras, amusements,
club dues, stamp taxes and parcel post
Senate Cnta 944,000,000.
The total taxes for these articles
picposed by the House were $143,000,
00. and the Senate lowered them to
$99,000,000. Forecasts are that half
this reduction will be restored.
Much of today's session was devot
ed to discussing whether the public
should be informed of the proceedings
of the conference in which Mr. Kitch
in led again a successful fight in lavor
of publicity. Publication of results of
yesterday's conference was pointed to
by some conferees as proof that It was
impossible to keep the deliberations
secret, but finally the pledge of
secrecy was renewed and several mem
bers threatened to urge official inves
tigation of further publication of the
proceedings. Desire to keep lobbyists
away from the conferees is the rea
son given for opposition to publicity.
COLUMBIA FAIR TO OPEN
EXHIBITS AT ST. nELE-VS WILL BE
Governor TV'lthycombe Will Attend
Thursday and Speak Music
Festival to Be Given
ST. HELENS, Or., Sept, 15 (Spe
cial.) The sixth annual Columbia
County Fair will open here next
Wednesday. Thursday has been desig
nated as Governor's day, as Governor
Withycombe has promised to be present
and deliver an address. The stock
parade and grand float parade also will
be features of the day's entertainment.
Friday is School Children's day and a
musical festival, under the direction of
Dr. Emil Knna, of Portland, will be the
The school exhibits promise to be
better than those previously exhibited,
as more of the county's schools will be
represented. The building in which
the exhibits are to be placed is owned
by the school children of Columbia
County, through whose efforts it was
built and paid for.
Although the farming season has
been a backward one, the fair directors
have the assurance that creditable dis
plays will be exhibited, and the live
stock exhibits will be up to the usual
MISS GRACE SILCOX WEDS
Bridegroom Is Frank J. Lesher.
Formerly of Portland.
THE DALLES. Or.. 6pt. 15. (Sp
clal.) Th. wedding of Frank J. Lush
er, formerly of Portland, and Miss
Grace ISilcox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. V. SUcox, former Oregon City resi
dents, was solemnized yesterday at the
home of the parents of the bride in this
city. th. Rev. Frank Maples, pastor of
the Congregational Church, of The
Dalles, of ficiatins;. Only relatives and
a few close friends witnessed the cere
mony. Mr. and Mrs. Lesher are now
at Seaside. Mr. Lesher is In Oregon
City, where he met his bride. They
will make their future home in The
Shingle Company Incorporates.
CENTR ALT A, Wash.. Sept. 15. fSpe
cial.) The Western Shingle Company,
which will operate a mill on the Mil
waukee at the mouth of Trap Creek,
in Pacific County, has filed articles of
incorporation with the Secretary of
State. The incorporators are C. S. and
James Gilchrist, both of this city. The
new firm is capitalized at $15,000. It
is expected that the plant will be ready
for operation by November 1.
Eccles Buys Bimetallic Mine.
BAKER, Or.. Sept. 15. (Special.)
The I. C. Eccles interests, of Ogden
have purchased the bimetallic mine
near Greenhorn from Anthony Mohr.
Mr. Mohr says the new owners intend
to rush develop work, and have already
besun installing new machinery and
increasing; mining crews. Among; other
Improvements under way is the exten
sion of a power line from the Hen Har
"That Beneficial Influence" which comes from' living in artistic, attractive
and refined surroundings is within reach of YOU and YOUR FAMILY if only
YOU take advantage of "EDWARDS-EASY-TO-PAY-WAY."
3 Rooms Full of Fine
Sent directly to your home
payment. Balance arranged to fit your individual convenience.
Oak Dining Set
eawed, flush rim top
table large buffet
with quarter - sawed
top and front six
very sturdily built
Eolid oak chairs.
Complete set at the
epecial price of only
tJU ( Mb, SI Tt etUr
Stamped with an air of refinement that places it on a plane out of
long looked for is possessed. Four pieces, specially priced 0 ' 0JJ
Pay the Edwards Way $7.50 Cash, $1.25 Week
Fall Opening Sale Beautiful
Cook With Coal or Gas or
Both at the Same Time
A time savei- a labor saver a fuel .aver.
Equipped wtlh every sanitary feature known
to range science.
Different sizes and different styles now on
display. Call at any time. All advantages of
a Monarch will be gladly explained.
Should you decide to buy a Monarch Range,
your old stove will be taken in exchange.
Balance arranged to fit your individual convenience.
Your Credit Is Good as Gold!
Whether You Need One Piece or a Dozen.
2 Blocks North of Washington St.
$50 Worth $ 5.00 Cash, $1.00 Week
$ 75 Worth $ 7.50 Cash, $1.50 Week
$100 Worth $10.00 Cash, $2.00 Week
$125 Worth $12.50 Cash, $2.25 Week
$150 Worth. $15.00 Cash, $2.50 Week
rison mine, now the terminus of the
Eastern Oregon ugnt rower
pany's supply lines.
AUSTRIANS TAKE 535 MEN
Vienna Reports Heavy Artillery Fire
Against aionte San Gabriele.
VIENNA, Sept. 1. (Delayed.)
"Heavy . artillery fighting continues
against our positions on Monte San
Uabriele and east of Gorizia," says to
day's War Office statement.
"While clearing our trenches on th
northwest slope of Monte San Gabriele
we brought in yesterday during des
perate engagements 13 officers, S36 men
and 12 machine guns.
In the Tyrol and in the Carina dis
trict torrential rains are hampering
Pe Ell Men Ordered to Duty.
CENTR ALIA, Wash.. Pept. 15. (Spe
cial.) Sylvan Lyran, Fay McClellan.
SIX YEARS' TEST
&-T HAVE used Santlseptlc for the
X past six years," writes Frank T.
Rogers, proprietor of one of Portland's finest
barber itiopa. "If I eeuM not -?t It, 1
would be it i loss to knew what to do. It
has been so plensin? to my trade. It has
no equal for after having." antiseptic in.
Indeed, an Indispensable after-shaving requi
site. Its application relieves Immediately
any irritaUiKi whatever, and prevents sub
sequent irritation, no matter how close th$
suave. It leaves the skin velvety and pleasing-
in appearance, cool and comfortable, and
prevents infection. ,
'It's - Easy - to - Pay -
on this small cash
m -wi n it 1- ir" f ' -Mr'TrMi- " " i ' ; - - "rimim
Piano and Reading
The picture Im "layed" down,
because the price la
Straight through the lamp
stock prices have been
"bumped." You are risht; long "Winter evening's
In the face be ready to enjoy that favorite
Here you'll find lamps priced as low as
'Have the Kind of Furnishings You Like Best"
Ed Mayes, .Ben Anderson and W. Ban
ish. Pe Kll men who recently enlisted
in the Quartermasters' Corps, this week
received orders to report to the Pre
sidio f6r duty. Mayes and Anderson
left Thursday for.Sah Kranclsco and
the others today. ' Chester Rainey, of
Tenlno. will enlist in a. regiment of
New York. Honors Joffre.
PARIS. Sept. 15. William G. Sharp,
the American Ambassador to France,
and the members of the embassy staff
went to the headquarters of Marshal
Joffre today and presented the Marshal
with a branch of golden oak leaves tn
behalf of the city of New York. The
presentation of the golden branch was
accompanied by an address illuminated
Nebraska Horse Claims Xtw Record.
JtEARNEV. Neb.. Sept. 15. Flower
Forbes, a Nebraska horse, today broke
what is claimed to be the world's mile
reoord for & 2-year-old pacing filly.
Her time was 2:15 on a half-mile track.
Santlseptlc Is different. It Is wnTike any
other preparation used for this purpose. It
is unperfumed. It leaves no odor. It is not
sticky or A rwy. It obviates the necessity
of using- powder, and leaves a finish which
would be difficult to improve upon, aside
from assuring; after-shaving comfort and a
Santlseptlc Is easily procured at most
drugs to res. a sood-Hized bottle cos tins; but
r0c If your druggist cannot- supply it.
twenty-five cents lu stamps or coin sent to
the manufacturers, the Esbeneet t Labora
tories. Portland. Oregon, will secure, post
paid, a larsa introductory bottle. Adv.
the - Edwards - Way'!
HAIL! The Season's Sensation! yon could pay
more, but you'd never get more in rest, comfort
and satisfaction solid oak Settee, Rocker and
Chair to match with leatherette upholstered auto
cushion seats; Library Table has 42x24-inch top;
either hand-rubbed "golden wax" or "fumed fin
ish." An exceptionally big value. (j nA
Four pieces as pictured t3rt7.Uv
Pay $5.00 Cash $1.00 Weekly.
45 pounds felted cotton, made up in lam
Guaranteed all new and sanitary ma
terials only used in making Edwards'
Try one for 0 nights: If not satisfied,
r.turu at Edward.' expense.
" Tfs - Gur-te.
. Pay - The - K.e-
wtrdl - Way"
W h e a nartnc
X a t I m
Just $1.50 Cash. Then 50c Weekly.
Heavy Gauge, Blue Steel Body
Heaters at Special Prices
Beautiful M a h o srany
Piano Lamp, with
shade, priced for this
are staring us
book. o QQ
-What? ' Well, then. If It's
coal you're going to burn
this Winter, take a peep to
your riprht at the
A heater that needs no in
troduction. Appearance? Why. It puts a
bouquet of red carnations in
a sick room out of the run
ning. Heavy cast firepot so
shaped that "maximum
heat" from "minimum" use
of coal is secured. "Oh. yes"
the price la only
Payable S1.0O Weekly.
Fall Opening Sale Fine Blankets
-Fine "White and Gray Cotton
Blankets, full double-bed size.
Priced now at, the pair.
-"Wool-nap," the most popular
blanket on the market today;
they're warm, too. Tour choice
of blue, tan and prray plaids, in
full double-bed size, per pair.
"All Wool." the kind you think
about, but seldom see. All are
. a ray with neatly striped bor
ders. At the present cost of
wool they are worth $10. Full
double-bed size, the pair.
RSSed v Cable
Tread Base Mm?mk
On slippery or soft road surfaces the remark
able efficiency of Federal non-skid treads is very evident.
Both Rugged (white) and Traffik (black) treads give
a sureness of traction that ordinary "fancy" treads lack. They scien
tifically combat skidding and wheel-spinning.
This tread efficiency, though important, is incidental to the rugged
durability that has made Federals known as the "Extra Service" Tires.
You owe your car a set of them.
MOTOR CARUPPLY CO.,
84 North Broadway.
Tho Federal Rubber Co.
" Edwards New
To your left Is a pen
ketch of the heater that
equals its name, "St
Body is polished steel, in
ner linings are of corru
gated casting: has larjre
front door and swing-top
opening (for knots and
blocks), double drafts,
nickeled foot rails, band.
top and urn.
-Silkollne Covered Cotton Com
forts, well made and sewed.
Your choice of colors, each at
-Very Thick Comforts, with
fancy bordered silkoline. Full
double- bed size, all colors,
-Wool Comforts that were
bougTTt nearly a year ago
(when wool was not so costly),
priced now. with fine mercer
ised, well-sewed covers, each at