The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, December 22, 1918, Section One, Page 16, Image 16

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lust a few miles from the front and
we had a great opportunity to see
everything which was going on. The
first afternoon we arrived, I saw a
battle between 150 airplanes and saw
a balloon brought down in flames. It
was a great sight and only a few miles
from where we were. I found out later
that the balloon was observing firs
for the artillery regiment of which
Aubrey Watzek was a member.
"We had an air raid the second night
we were here, and then another some
nights later. It is a peculiar sensation
to hear the planes in the air at night
and the bombs dropping close enough
to rattle and shake the house. It did
not come near enough to us to do any
damage, but many of the anti-aircraft
Army Officer Pays Tribute to
Men on Battle Front.
Performance Is 15 Hours
Daily. Writes Miss Morse.
guns were firing and searchlights
Captain Jack Hamilton Sees M"en
TransformedWYom Raw Recruits
to Polished Soldiers.
Camp Is Located in Beautiful Valley
In France Good Food De
clared Hard to Get.
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Vancouver Barracks.
'Captain Hamilton was In the British Am
bulance service before America entered the
war. Later he was commissioned as Major
of United States Infantry, and remained in
that service until relieved lor physical dis
The casualty- list in the dally papers
la bringing home to everyone the
thought ot how the boys of America
have crowned themselves with glory
during their short period of actual
fighting. Hundreds of names appearing
each day bring- to- me-sad memories as
I helped to train many of these offi
cers and men. and had become very at
tached to many of them. .
It seems but' yesterday that they were
streaming up the hill towards camp In
answer to the call of the President,
grip In hand and In civilian clothes. In
48 hours a transformation had taken
place and these young men had taken
their first lessons In soldiering. In 21
days-they-had passed out of their re
cruit stage And . were shown on. the
morning report as trained soldiers.
. Yankees) Eager to Learn.
What fine young men they were no
country In the world could produce such
virile, . keen, eager 1 boys, hungry to
learn each one realizing that If he
was to-return to his beloved America
that he must learn all there was to
learn in the art of warfare.
I have trained thousands of English,
Irish, Scotch and Welsh troops, but ' 1
can safely assert that these glorious
young Americans learned more of the
art of fighting in three months than
all the others did In nine months. I
can still see them, tall, .slender, clear
eyed, clean skin, young and full of
"pep;" ' eager to get at the Hun. and
now many of them are lying under the
turf "by the banks of the Meuse in
France. '
Meiie Position Vital.
The Meuse position was 'always re
garded as a-vital position, and General
Foch realizcTl that to advance down the
Meuse would mean enormous sacrifices
which he could not afford. But sudden
ly General Pershing offered to attempt
what military critics thought was Im
possible with his young, untried army,
and General Foch gave permission for
the movement down the Meuse. Those
who knew Pershing and . who had
trained the men under him had no
doubt as to the result.
We knew that the Germans would
fight like demons to retain their hold
of this important position. In October
General Pershing gave the word, "Let's
go," and then commenced a series of
engagements which were of the fiercest
and most bitter of the war.
Greatest Battle la Success.
Our young men had to fight their
way through most difficult ground,
with thick undergrowth, thickets, deep
ravines In bad weather. They
rushed against positions that would
have shaketi the nerves of the strong
est veterans, but they never faltered.
They fought silently, grimly, . and
fiercely. They fought, their way. inch
by inch, until at the end, of October
they were well extended east, and then
General Pershing was ready to deliver
his knockout blow.
On November -1 he commenced his
great artillery bombardment, and his
troops advanced 26 miles in less than
a. week, a wonderful achievement which
will go down in history as one of the
greatest battles in the war, having the
most important results. This success
broke Ludendorf fs nerve, and the
armistice was signed on November 11.
American Proved His) Worth.
But for this General Pershing would
have by this time been In a position
to have annihilated the Hun army
which was in front of him.
Nothing in this war has been finer
than the way in which the American
Army was handled, but we can imag
ine the Joy of General Pershing and
Jiis staff when he saw his object ac
complished He knew that the work
done would bring glory and honor to
the American Nation and that the
American soldier had proved his
worth, his superiority to the enemy,
and that nothing on earth could re
strain those keen-eyed, tall, slender,
beautiful young, silent, grim fighting
lads of America.
Lieutenant Graham Glass Is
Regimental Gas Officer.
Portland Boy Writes) of Accomplish
ments of American Army . In
UNTIL his father, Graham Glass, Sr.,
received a letter the first part of
last week. Lieutenant Graham Glass
had not been heard from since the first
part of October.
Lieutenant Glass is overseas with
Battery E of "the 34Sth Field Artillery
and recently was promoted to . Regi
mental Gas Officer. Previous to the
time he went overseas with the 91st
Division from Camp Lewis, Lieutenant
Glass spent some time in training in
the School of Fire, at Fort Sill. Okla
homa. '
"I have not had a chance to write
to you for some time as we have been
constantly on the move for the last 20
days." he writes. "We moved up near
Verdun, where we went into a French
villa tre hidden in the woods. It was
Puts 0. K. on
Bill of Fare
The Downcast Dyspeptic Takes
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets After
Eating and His Stomach Is
Now a Twelve-Cylinder
The old-time grouch Is now a Sunny
Jim. Instead of feeling dull, stupid,
irritable and dizzy after eating, he
takes a Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablet and
is bright, -active,' good natured and full
of-"pep."" He puts his O. K. on the
entire bill of fare; everything is good
from the soup to the pie and cheese
and sets snug and comfortable.
Once you learn the remarkable ac
tion of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets in'
digesting food, preventing and over
coming gassiness. heartburn. ,sour
risings, lump in Vour throat, gagging
and the other distresses of indiges
tion you will eat what you want at
any time without the slightest dis
tress. Get a 50-cent box at any drug
j-tore and Join the throng of live ones
tio are, doing their bit and doing it
-iusain. overtime. Adv.
Lientenant (graham Glass, Port
land Man, Who Receives Promo
tlon to Heglmeotsl tin Officer.
and rockets illuminated the entire sky.
"On the morning f the 11th we
were going into a position south of
Verdun, for an operation on Metz. It
would have been a great fight, and the
casualities would have been heavy,, as
Metz is about as well fortified as Ver
dun, and would have been defended to
the last.
"During the week previous to this I
had time to make a great many Inter
esting observations, so I got one of
the regimental machines, and every day
drove as far into the lines as I could
and then left the car in charge of the
driver, and visited all kinds of batteries
in action both French and American
and went into the front lines where the
infantry were attacking.
"The 91st Division has done great
work, but the losses were very heavy.
We are in the First American Army
and are Corps Artillery.- I have been
promoted from Battery E, 348th Field
Artillery, to Regimental Gas Officer,
and have charge of all of the gas train
ing. "I saw Captain George Brazer, who
Is well known in Portland, a short time
ago, and he told me an interesting ex
perience his brother, who is in the
Marines,, had at Soissons, July 19. when
he was badly wounded by a machine
gun manned by two- old men and a boy.
Just before the. Marines, captured it.
they noticed the boy throw up his
hands to surrender, but the old men
kept pumping the gun, and finally the
boy, seeing that they were being sur
rounded by the Marines, picked up a
revolver and shot both of the old men.
and then surrendered himself. All three
of them were chained to the gun.
I wish you could see what the Amer
icians have done over here. It is un
believable, especially in the way of sup
plies and transportation. They have
taken over railroads and docks and
Americanized them, and the speed and
spirit with which it is all accomplished
is remarkable. The French'people think
we are wonderful, and are glad to do
anything in their power to show their
gratitude, and to make us welcome and
comfortable. You grow more proud
every day that you are an American,
and I would not have missed the big
show for anything on earth. It cer
tainly makes one feel fine to realize
that you are a part of the best army in
the history of the world."
Cottage Grove Soldiers Safe. .
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. Dec. 21.
(Special.) All Cottage Grove men and
boys in France are thought to be safe,
as several have been heard from re
cently and none report any casualties
not already given to the public. If
such is the case, not a member of the
old Sixth Company has been lost. For
mer members of this company who have
been heard from since the signing of
the armistice are Charles F. Lackey
and Wade LeRoy. Others who have
written letters since November 11 are
Roy DesLarzes and Albert Woodard.
T. M. Morgan.
SEATTLE. Dec. 21. (Special.) Fun
eral services were held here Frldav aft
ernoon for T. M. Morgan, vice-president
and actuary of the Northern Life In
surance Company, of this city, who is
survived by his widow. Amy Grav
Morgan, and his brother, D. B. Morgan.
Mr. Morgan was well known in Port
land, having been a resident of that
city some -fifteen years before ' coming
to Seattle with his brother to estab
lish the company of which he was vice
president. Mr. Morgan was a son of the late' T.
T. Morgan, of Cincinnati. O., and was
born in Australia. At -the age of 6 he
returned to America and as a youth
worked on a newspaper in Cincinnati.
In 1887 he came to the Northwest and
in 1889 and 1890 was an employe of
The Oregonian.
Subsequently Mr. Morgan engaged in
the insurance business and for 12 years
was Coast manager for some of the
leading casutlay and life companies.
An Interesting account of conditions
of food and mode of living in France
has been received by Mrs. George Cel
lars in a letter from Miss Georgia
Morse, an Army, nurse with the Base
Hospital 46, the University of Oregon
unit, which left for France last Sum
mer. Miss Morse was a nurse at the
Waverley Baby Home for four, years
and has a wide acquaintance in Port
land. Her letter follows:
"We came over on one of the largest
English liners, without a convoy, only
taking six days to cross. The trip was
quite uneventful, as every precaution
was taken for our' safety. We slept
continuously with life belts on what
sleeping we did, and traveled at night
in total darkness. No lights were, al
lowed in staterooms and not even cigars
or flashlights on the decks. I was not
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tllC IVrtl kill BUJFl, UUl A 1 1 1' I JM
to cross again under military salllngtfl
Food Declared Hard te Get.
"We landed In Liverpool in July and
had the pleasure of crossing England,
the English Channel into France and
nearly across France. We were met at
9 o'clock one night, after two days and
nights of sitting up in a day coach,
with only such rations issued to us as
hardtack, canned salmon and beans by
our own Oregon doctors and corps boys.
I don't know which was the most
pleasant the boys to see us, or me to
see our men. They had come three
weeks before us and later treated us
to a good steak dinner.
"It Is very hard to get food any
where in England. Ration cards are
used. In France we can buy food in
the restaurants at certain hours and
then we have to take our white bread
with us. x
"Our camp is in a wonderful location
In a beautiful valley, with a river wind
ing in and out. Surrounding the camp
are -hills covered with dense foliage,
making a perfect camouflage for air
craft. Strenuous Work Done.
"Our base is one of several here and
we consider ourselves so much more
fortunate than some of the units which
remained in England, or even at the
coast. We have been near enough to
the line of activities to have made it
quite interesting at times. Up to the
last week or JO days we did not take
time to eat or sleep, for we were work
ing 14 or 15 hours a day.
"Conditions over here have not been
as pleasant as some of the people in the
United States might think. Our quar
ters are boarded-up barracks with
paraffin on wire screens for windows.
The'racks let in plenty of air through
the floor, walls and ceilings. We have
no running water and no sewerage.
The weather has been cold, even in
August. Wood and coal are both
scarce, as is water, which we can use
only when we have permission.
Influenza's Work Deadly.
"Food is fair. No fruits except dried
prunes, apricots and apples; no des
serts; butter once a day; no fresh milk;
brown sugar, and all vegetables canned,
even potatoes, so. when you are sacri
ficing in the States and the collection
basket is passed for those overseas, re
member that it is no party Uncle Sam
has invited us to attend. There' are
thousands of us over here to feed. The
French boys have been at war so long
few are left to attend to the crops except
the old men and the women, so you see
everything we need must be sent in
from the United States. We have had
considerable sickness. One nurse died
and three had to be returned. This
Spanish influenza certainly has done
Its deadly work over here.
"I am so glad that I could come over
and be of service and the boys do so
appreciate the American nurses."
CHEHALIS, Wash.. Dec. 1. (Spe
cial.) The- funeral of Mrs. Mary
Fishback, wife of Thomas L. Fishback,
of Adna,' was held this week. The de
ceased was 32 years of age. The death
is reported at Napavine of Mrs. Maggie
Butler, a well-known resident of that
place. She was 61 Sears of age. Mrs.
Louisa Walch died Vednesday at the
family home on Crago Hill,, where they
had lived for many years. She was
70 years of age. Her husband, Louis
Walch. survives her; also three eons
Albert, Louis and Frank Walch.
Funeral services for Miss May Kel-
Ipv were held Tuesday morning from
As a Gift-
and Flowering Plants
Solve many perplexing
Clarke Bros., Florists
Morrison St., Bet. Fourth and Fifth
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.JS,,aA Is the Electrical Gift and especially this Christmas when useful gifts are most desired A kfaa-ssa
not only pleases but adds to their comfort as well. Lasts for years a constant iH- V
1 Tll reminder f your thouKn tf ulness. fjtL"
For those who travel in the
dark, let an Eveready Daylo
light the way. No more
false steps.
Prices 90 Up
A complete stock of fresh
always on hand.
j jis Phones
the St. Patrick's Church. Interment
was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Miss Kelley died at the family residence
646 Overton street, her death being due
to Spanish Influenza. She was 29 years
f ago and was born in this city, the
daughter of Mrs. Annie Kelley, who
survives her. For 10 years Miss Kelley
was employed by the Broughton, &
Wiggins Lumber Company. For the
past two years she had been with the
Max llouser Grain Company.
Influenza, which developed Into pneu
monia resulted in the death of Miss
Eva May Roach, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin IL Roach. 331 Twelfth
street, yesterday morning. Funeral
services will be held tomorrow morning
at 11 o'clock from the I'ortland Crema
torium, with Christian Science leaders
in charge of the ceremony. Miss Roach
Is survived by her parents, a brother
and a sister, George H. Roach and Miss
Grace A. Roach, all of 1'ortland.
TAKIMA. Wash., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Albert Bender, a business man of this
city and for nine years United States
weather observer here, died of influ
enza this week.
OCEAN PARK. Wash., Dec. 21. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. M. C. Hadley, aged 86, died
at her home here on December 18.
Sam Gens Passes.
EUGENE. Or., Dec. 21. (Special.)
Sam Gens, well-known merchant of this
city, died here this morning at the age
of 46 years. Influenza was the cause
of death. Mr.. Gens was born In Rus
sia. His wife and three children are
suffering from influenza. Both Mrs.
Gens and her youngest son are in a
critical condition. The body of Mr.
Gens will be sent to Portland Sunday
morning for burial In the Jewish ceme
tery in that city.
A Royal Cleaner
Throw away your broom and do
your cleaning in a more modern
way. They clean stairs, mat
tresses, furnishings with the
same ease as carpets and
bare floors. Let us dem
onstrate right in your
home. v
Royal $51.50
Ohio $43.00
Hot point - - $33.00
Sixth at
Nearly Two Billion Dollars Needed
to Repair Damage Done Dur
ing German Occupation.
WARSAW, Dec 18. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Poland was stripped of
all materials and machinery during the
German occupation which ended No
vember 11. All food and all telephone
wires were removed by the Germans.
All industrial plants were robbed and
dismantled. Discussing the economic
situation In Poland. Stanislau Larlow
sky. director of the Commercial Bank
of Warsaw, eaid to the correspondent
"It will take nearly $2,000,000,000 to
repair the damage done during the
German occupation and to put us on
our feet properly, and to develop our
great natural resources.
"At the present time the economic
situation Is confused because Russian
rubles. Austrian crowns and German
marks are In circulation."
1000 Fail to Return Questionnaires.
About 1000 men who have failed to
return their questionnaires, failed to
appear for physical examination, or nr
Seven of the Finest Baby and Parlor Grands. Five Most Elegant and Latest Model
Player Pianos, and a Number of Very Fine Upright Pianos
All Offered at Pre-War Prices
To thoroughly establish In the minds
of music lovers generally the new loca
tion of the Eilers Music Building and to
further announce the re-establishment
of pre-war prices on the famous Eilers
little-profit-per-plano plan of selling,
as in the good old days, we Inaugurate
Monday morning a sale of some most
unusually fine baby and other grands,
player pianos and regular pianos.
Eilers Music Building Is the place;
salesrooms upstairs; seven floors de
voted to music; entrance Just below
Fifth street on Washington. See these
baby grands.
'Just In time to serve as a gift that
will prove most beautiful, most accept
able and never to be forgotten, we
have Just received seven of the very
choicest baby and parlor grand pianos.
Never In more than twenty years de
voted to highest-grade piano selling
have we been fortunate in being able to
show so many uniformly elegant and
most desirable grands as Just now.
One is a $1200 Ilazelton parlor grand,
in superb figured mahogany case. Our
pre-war price was $965. and this splen
did Hazelton will be sold at this price.
Another is the $1285 Chickering baby
grand, the very finest baby grand ever
made by the world-renowned Chick
ering factory.
Our pre-war llttle-profit-per-piano
price was only $985. and this magnfl
cent piano will be sold at this figure.
The third is the most elegant Circas
sian walnut Kranlch & Bach art grand.
of the now so popular diminutive or
miniature size. This piano is well worth
the customary dealers' price of $12.10.
but our pie-war little-profit-per-plano
A Percolator
The gift for wife, mother or lady friend.
They start to percolate in 30 seconds.
Makes coffee right on the dining-room tabic.
Price $9.50 up
Like Cut, $9.50
A gift that will outlast the car. Makes
night driving safe.
Price $5.50 up
For mother, sister or
lady friend a Hotpoint
Iron is one of the most
useful gifts you can
buy. Hotpoint evenly
balanced, cool handle,
attached stand. Price
Complete with cord
otherwise delinquent under the rules
of their local boards, are liable to prose
cution by United States District Attor
ney B. E. Haney. These are men of
the selective oraft. The delinquents
can be classed as deserters and
accordingly. Those found guilty can
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Stomach: Headache, Indigestion!
Instantly End Stomach Distress
Souring food in stomach forms
acids and gases which cause head
ache. As soori as Tape's Diapepsin
reaches your sick, unsettled stom
ach all the misery stops.
No waiting! Instant relief!
Indigestion, acidity, gases, heart
burn and dyspepsia go.
Upset stomachs feel fine!
Costs little Any drug store.
upset.? Papers Diapepsin
sales price was only $890. and this ex
quisite little beauty Is offered during
the sale at thla price.
The fourth Is the daintiest and finest
and sweetest-toned Sohmer Cupid grand
that has ever been made by this Illus
trious factory and will be sold in this
sale at only $765. There Is also the
same size Sohmer grand in an exquis
itely designed Circassian walnut case
at the additional wholesale cost differ
ence of $90.
Two small mahogany Kimball grands
of choicest workmanship and most
beautiful tone quality complete this
Many magnificent and latest model
player pianos are also Included. Fore
most Is the choicest $1500 electric self
expression upright player piano that
has ever been shown in this or any
other city. Our price during this sale
Is only $1185, meaning a discount of
over 20r made possible by moan's of our
money-saving methods. Several regular
$1000 player pianos are only $835, plain
er cases $760. and the smaller sizes for
as little as $485 and $530.
Numerous of the very finest regular
upright pianos that have ever been
brought to Portland. Instruments which
for tone, touch, design and finish can
not be excelled by any, no matter at
what price, are to be found hero for
only $333. a discount of exactly one
sixth. Several others, $286. $270 or
During the past ten days we have
received in part payment for fancy
player pianos and ha. by srands th.a.1 we
and plug.
b sentenced
to one year Imprison-
Mrs. Daniel Guggenheim, of New
York. Is probably entitled to the wom
en's championship In the s.ilo of liberty
loan bonds. Her total sales for the
four loans airarrrcated $6,ono.nno.
have sold a number of very good used
upright pianos. pianos have been carWulTy re
polished, tuned, regulated and futnrtjV
ed. Kach instrument is accompanied by
our unconditional money-back warran
ty and each instrument Is not only to
be had at an astonishingly low prico,
but can be secured on payment of Soft
or even only $30 down and the balance
In little monthly Installments about
the same as rent.
The list is quite a long one. To de
scribe each Instrument would consume
too much space. We suggest that you
call and see them and test them, or
write for catalogues. Suffice it to men
tion as a sample a medium-Fize dark
mahogany $450 Decker upright, a piano
that has seen use but ha-s been well
taken care of and which is now prici-d
at only $170. A medium-sized Marshall
& Wendell upritrht in modern walnut
case is only $200. and a Plngen can be.
had as It now is for only $115. or care
fully repolished and re-rcgulated for
This pre-holiday sale starts tomor
row. Monday morninc. at 9 o'efcrk.
Arrangements for delivery as Christ
mas surprise can be made for any hour
desired without extra charge. A finest
modern music-compartment bench is
furnished free with each one of the
grand pianos in this sale. A modern
piano stool free with every upright.
Please remember the new location, the
tillers Music Building. Seven floors de
voted to music. Headquarters for mul
cians and the music trade. Entrance
and elevator 287 Washington street, he
low Fifth street.
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