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THE UNITED STATES
America is now one of the great military powers of the earth.
In lew than a year she has been transformed from a nation over,
ridden by pacifists, with an army of less than 90,000 men and a navy
of about S5P,000, into a true State of Mars. An army of a half mil
lion Americans' is now on the battlefield of France, and our dread
nought keep their grim wateb in the North Sea, while our destroyers
and cruisers have taken over the patrol of the Atlantic from New
foundland to Cape Horn and relieved the British for duty nearer
, Figures and facts are solicituoiisly shielded behind the hand
of the censor who will not let it be known how roan; men are under
arms or their precise disposition, who conceals troop movements
and pretends deafness when asked regarding commissary supplies and
munitions. But this we know, that sixteen great encampments
sprang up as though by magic for the training of our troops, all
being built in ninety days. We need the word of no? censor to tell
us that the men poured into them by the draft have been trans
formed into stalwart soldiers. Look at them on the streets., They
are there, erect, calm, confident, wearing on' their bronzed faces the
sternness of duty. It took six months of war for! the gunner in
Europe to lay down a perfect barrage yet the first day they were
formally tested the artillerymen at one cantonment and perhaps at
others, laid down a perfect curtain of fire. .
It is not, of course, to be said that Americans are -go superior
to he British and French that they do casually what our associates
in the, world war paid in blood to acquire. All-that they learned
they have tried, to teach, and the point is that, our; soldiers were
quick and eager. . : - ' ; ' ' ;.".
Nobody that will tell knows how many airmen or machines
flying the colors of Columbia- now tfing their way against the
Hans. We do know that airplane motors have been standardized,
and that the Liberty motor is considered the best that the war has
developed. We do know that in one flourish congress appropriated
a half billion last July for an- air fleet and that factories have been
working night and day to loosen those hawks against the double
headed double faced Prussian eagle. U tm - -
' Our army and navy,' are not filled with the sweepings of the
street. The choicest young men of the land are. there, and in this
modern army and navy a man must be jnore than a soldier. He
a t- ii.. a. i m :. i a
xnusi ue b genucman. xoi. racreiy a man oi manners, uui a man oi
brains, for warfare today is something more than backing and hew-,
ing an enemy; no, it is controling the finest of mechanical engines,
the using of high engineering faculties, makingthe nicest of ealcu
lations and doing the work with incredible rapidity in, the presence
of extreme danger. Jfourly in both branches of the service men
are being discharged-for sueh breaches of morals as were .regarded
' if not esse'ntial at least as desirable in soldiers of the old armies.
"The worst men make the best soldiers," said Napoleon But it if
not so today. The drunken, raping; looting Bodies, making ur
parts of the German crimes, cannot stand face to face with the men
of America's clean-bodied army, an army in which drinking is for
bidden, looting brings imprisonment, and the death penalty falls ujror
such as so far forget themselves asto broach more shameful crimes!
In the great drive that thef forces of liberty will make with the
spring on the German fronts, America's array arid navy, now season,
cd and ready, will be given a 'responsible part. -Our troops are
constantly moving across the sea. In what numbers is not known,
but the movement is steady, and. the thunderbolt that falls from
America may be the deciding impact in crumbling the German lines
forcing the.retreat into the heart of the Kaiser's own domain, and
bringing him to the dust in plea for peace. But whether this wai
ends soon or late, America is into it for the finish ; and of fears she
has none, for the men that bear her arms' are the chosen of her
land, men of courage and men of honor.
Russia; both yellow and red. :
What many of the children most
desire is a number of scboolless days.
Now Is the time to give the spring
garden seed cta'ogue the once over.
Almost anything may happen In
Russia 1a fact, almost anything
may be happening.
A good way to stop the tobacco
habit is to smoke some of the cigar
that now retail for a nickel.
Whale meat may become a favor
ite dish, but no Jonah i will be al
lowed at the banquet table.
Another thing we are not worried
about in Salem Is the kids hitching
their sleds on behind motor cars.
Even if, the government is run
ning the -railroads, 'the conductors
refuse to accept postage stamps for
fare.' , 1
But there was no one to en fores
Hooverlsm on those vho partook of
the first Boston tea ;artr. Every
body was allowed to take at least two
lumps. - V '
Premier Orlando puts the case in
a untshell when he says, 'So far as
Italy Is concerned the continuation
of the war Is no longer a matter of
choke but of necessity'
Russia decides to fight the invad.
tng hosts if Germany. . Russia de
cides to not fight Russia will not
Manager Job uepi
Oregon, as second class matter.
ARMY AND NAVY
sign a treaty of peace with Germany.
Russia is about to sign or has signed
a treaty of peace with the Germans.
Take your choice.
Sit may. not bo generally known
bat the first bathtub was Installed
in this country ' on December 20.
1842, and the wonder of It Is that It
first appeared In Cincinnati. Polks
a ho have vitl ted that city- would
hardly suspect It. ' ' '. '
Maple 'sugar will be' more needed
and welcome this spring than before
since the days of the civil war; and
the eastern farmers are I expecting
the biggest harvest of It ever gath
cred, and at prices abbutf the 'sam
as last year. That Is one note of
cheer, anyway. j
f Harry Gordon Self ridge, once ! a
partner of Marshall Field In Chicago,
and now proprietor of a great de
partment . stort in London, who at
tended the recent annual convention
of the National Reta!l Dry Coodt
association in New York city, had
advice to give our merchants tha
was pertinent to the time. London
knows wh.it the stress of war meant
far beyond anything that has been
experienced la this country. Her
merchants are themselves In a posi
tion to give our people the ripe fruits
of a more strenuous experience.. "It
is my advice, said Mr. Selfrldge, "to
advertise even more than ever before
We have done U over there and giv
en space to the government when
ever possible." if that coarse had
been unproductive the merchandise
stores cf this eiuntry -would not be
told to go and oo likewise. In order
to meet aerial .oossibilitles, such as
we hare bapply not been called upon
to face, Mr. Self ridge originated
bomb-proof cellars for the customers
of the establishment to shop in. Even
under such grim conditions he did
not lose sight of the maxim that ad.
vertlsing brings customers.
The di.tcovcry has been made by
scores of rich men that money-making
yields a poor brand of happiness
as compared vltb unselfish service
for .-others. Washington is today
full of men who for the first time
are really ei Joying life. They aro
experiencing a new joy and ecstasy
and, enthusiasm. The business giants
who have voluntarily enrolled in tbo
service of the nation are working
with greater vnergy. Industry and
driving power Uan they ever worked
before. The inspiration derived
from the unselfish spirit .actuating
them Is something higher and mori
compelling than strictly business mo-
lives ever generated. Forbes Mag
azine. c;ivi.ej EM of it moxkv.
It Is how declared that It will be
pecessary for the government to ad
vance $1,000,000,000 to the rail
roads to rehabilitate them so that
they may reach the highest point of
effectiveness. I A billion dollars:
What do Ube old-fashioned Demo
crats who have been accustomed to
cuss the railroads think of that?
TIIK HMILKAOB fJOOKl.
One of the startling developments
of the great world war Is the los
of morale among th soldiers, of the
different European armies. The Rus
sian army If paralysed; workmen on
munitions have laid down their tools
in Austria; now we learn that one
hundred and sixty thousand men of
the Turkish 'army; refuse to go fur
ther. What lesson does this teach?
We have no fear of any weakness
ever developing In the hearts of oar
brave boys who have rallied to the
cause of the Star and Stripes but'
what are we going to do do to show
our aprpeclatlou? This nation has
now called out approximately ono
million boys, the great majority of
whom were still at borne. They have
patriotically, and yet many of them
with, heavy hearts, bid a fond fare
well to, their parents, brothers and
sisters. . . . ''
, They are-now In training camps,
working heroically and flthfully for
the nation.' ; " r; ') .
The busy hours of the day may
keep their minds occupied, but it is
when the shadows of nighi are fall
ing that fond recollections of home
come into their hearts and minds.
We all realize what this means.
The question Is, "How can we help
them against this mental suffering?"
The answer Is, "Give "them some
thing in ' the way of good, clean,
wholesome ; entertainment to wbll-j
away the evening hours."
The average American boy enjoy
ed -three things bis home surround
ings, bis best girl, and the theatre.
Df the first two he is deprived, but,
:bank heaven, the third can be giv
en to,him, and It should be the best
.be land affords. 7
Are we.goinjr to make him take a
portion of his armr pay for this
amusement? By all means, no. No
such opportunity j has presented lt
selt for those at home to show their
tnougbtrulness and feeling for the
boys who are going to the front, as
to furnish them with free admission
tickets to enjoy the camp theatres.
The Smlleage Book is a practical,
noble and patriotic work. No man
or woman in the nation should be
outside the list of subscribers.
Show the boys that we are with
them and there wi'l be no danger of
any loss of morale In the army or
the United States, so matter what
the duration of the war may be.
ADKLIXA PATTI 73 YEARS OLD.
Adelina PattJ, In private life the
Baroness Cederstrom, celebrated her
seventy-fifth J birthday anniversary
yesterday. From all quarters of the
globe went messages of greeting to
her London home to remind the once
incomparable song-bird that her de
votees have never forsaken her wor
ship. s',j'.;-.! ,i V
Tens of thousands of persons on
both sides of the Atlantic are still
able , to recall the thrills they ex-
i?br,ry.. 11 toJ t Cmpal-n tor
!T .of emlleasre bnoks.
uJm bru1rjr tl Thursdsvrhrlstlaa
Sconce latere at Orand Opera house.
bh?f.'r fr WaahinartoB
- Kebruarr St nd S3. Basketball
I??"4 ot . iBchotastle hlah
mX-V.." Willamette valUy.
M u4a,tTft07,ta Albert Banks
maa. "iSfii' proh'blt'" ratification
chu"h ' .-Tint Methodlat
fi,PCK15. Frtdr ntanr tourna
cas. Vt arT' "o,l
in?VL$(JW?rr? I omf n.t
j March 17, II and Larmen'a Mla
alooarjr conventlea. Salem.7 MW
pcrienced wWle listening to the "di
vine Pattl," the ."divine Adelina,"
whose soitl-movlng voice, j whose
heart-thrilling expressiveness, could
fctir up an audience to such a pltra
of feeling as to cause men and '
uien to stand up, wildly wave their
handkerchiefs, and. although perfect
strangers to one another, to embrace
one another In a sort of Insane hlp
nosis. Adelina Pattl, who sang to perfec
tion before she could speak articu
lately, bad a brilliant career of more
than half a century on the operatic
and concert stage. She was born of
Italian parents at Madrid on Febru
ary 19, 1843. Her father, Salvatore
Pattl, a native of Catania, in Sicily,
was of noble extraction, and a musi
cian of considerable eminence. Her
mother was the daughter of a cele
brated Roman teacher of singing
SIgnor Chlesa-- and early In life
took a high position on the operatic
stage under the professional name of
Barlli. Of the children of the Patt!
Barill marriage, all of whom were
remarkable musically, Adelina was
the youngest. . 1
When she was still an infant in
arms, her partnts migrated from Eu
rope to America, and it was in New
York that AdeliLa's musical talent
developed Itself , precociously. Be
fore completing hr fith year she
revealed a rema.-kble aptitude for
ovrcoming. the te'bnlcal difficulties
with which the prevailing school of
florid vocalization vas overladen.
Fhe was certainly the most remarka
ble "Infant phenomenon" of the late
forties. At the age of seven she sang
for the first time in public.
When Adellna's childish triumphs
bad reached their apogee she was
prudently withdrawn from 'the con
cert-room. In order to go-through a
course of voice training which lasted
for a little over eight years. Her
first singing-master was Ettore Bar
lli, her mother's half-brother, who
was succeeded try Maurice Strakosch.
Nothjng could be more . admirable
than the. results of Instruction Im
parted to her by these accomplished
teachers. But some of the eminent
musicians who heard her sing dur
ing, her untutored childhood' openly
avowed their conviction that Adelina
PnttI would have been a great song
stress even if she -bad never received
a single lesson in vocalization. . .
At the ae of fifteen and a half,
Adelina made her public appearance
in New York, this time oav the oper
atic stage. In the role of Lucia (Nov.
24, 185), an1 achieved a tremend
ous ucce8. ' During the ensuln.
eighteen months she sang the hero
ines of the more popular operas of
Bellini and Donizetti, and carried
all before her In the American me
tropolis. ;u f v
It was not until the spring of 1861
that a fairly remunerative engage
ment, offered to her by Frederick
Gye, then lessee of the Royal Italian
Gpera in London, tempted her tc
cross the Atlantic, and to bid for the
favor of a public at that time notor
iously the most difficult to please In
Europe, When, on May 14, 1861,
she made her first appearance, at
Amlna, In "Sonnambulo," ; on the
huge Covent Gar len stage, only a
favored few, personal friends of Oyo,
to whom he had confided bis own
Impressions of "the little American
girl's" vocal capacities, had the faint
est idea of the revela Jon that was
awaiting them. From her first ap
pearance Adelina Pattl s reputation
was firmly established hi England.
For over twenty years Pattl sang
at Covent Garden, and filled it to
overflowing whenever she appeared.
Her annual earnings between 1861
and 1881 averaged from $150,000
to $175,000. and rose still higher
during each of the years In which
she made professional tours of North
snd South (America. Her share of
the profits' resulting from her visit
to Argentina in 1888, for Instance,
amounted to nearly $250,000. In
1909 the famous singer celebrated
the fiftieth anniversary of her debut
as an operatice singer. At that time,
which was some years after her per
manent retirement from, the stage.
It was estimated that her voice, had
earned for herXot less than $4,000,
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BOG BARGAINS AT
Sold elsewhere as
high as. 25c. Our
.: Price A.
12V&C and 15c yd.
Values to $1.0 now
Good for Camisole
From our regular stock,' val
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Large assortment to choose
An 'Interesting display which will
become, part of Salem's war history
and which generations to come will
probably delight ln'telllng of Is the
gift box for the soldiers of Company
M, some of the articles of which are'
shown In the windows of the Salem
Woolen Mills store on North Com
mercial street. -
Knitted wearables, eating choco
late, pipes, hemmed d'shclothes and
phonograph records are among the
things' vcIch have so far been given
and bought for the box. The pupils
of Salem high school hare furnished
ninety pounds of chocolate and girls
of Willamette university have sent
a check for-$15 which will be used
in buying other things to fill the
box. The display will probably re
main In the window' for the week
pending further collection of
Mrs. Chauncey Bishop, as a mem
ber of the committee on arrange
ments, has written to the war trade
board In Seattle for a permit to send
a big box to France. Its regulation
size has not yet been ascertained,
but as soon as this Is known, the
nacklng will commence. Smaller In
dividual boxes will be sent to Sa
lem's soldiers In France who are not
members of Company M.
As a delightful surprise to their
friends In Salem and Portland,
comes the announcement of the mar
riage of Miss Mary Jane Wlcut of
Portland and Charles 8. Piper of
this city. .The ceremony took place
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock atva
Methodist parsonage In Vancouver,
Wash., with Rev. Mr. Skaggs offi
The bride Is a popular girl and
the daughter of 8. II. Wiest, a re
tired timberman and pioneer of the
Cowlitx country, i The .groom is a
member of the firm of Scott & Pper
In Salem. - The parents of both the
bride and the- groom were at the
ceremony and also Frederick I Mill
er, a close flrend of the groom.
As a 'trprise to the bridal couple,
a, wedding dinner had been planned
by the bride's parents, and many of
their friends jolne them at this
festivity. Mr. 'and Mrs. Piper have
come to Salem to make their home
and will live at 1120 South Com
mercial street. .
The S.'O. 8. parties are merrily
continuing In Salem for the benefit
of Company M and to aid In filling
the box which will go to them over
the continent and across the high
seas. , Among the hostesses so far
this week have been Mrs. W. 11.
Uurghart, Jr.. Mrs. II. II. Ollnger
snd Mrs. W. E. Anderson. Mrs. J.
J. Ackerman and Mrs. T. 8. Golden,
who were joint hostesses at a 8. O. S.
party last week are planning another
one this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles VIck have
returned from L-uluth, where they
nave, seen passing several wee.
Mrs. (Robert C. Faultts of 205 Un
ln streft went to Portland yesterday
for a couple of days' visit.
Mrs George Q. Brown will be at
home to the member of the Wom
sn's a A Ion or the: Fit r Congrega
tional ehurcJi tomorrow afternoon at
2 o'clock at the Ttrown rvldence.
605 Union street. Red Cross sewing
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Wire Hair Pins:
9c for Large Boxes
for medium size
Values to ,15c, now
and an Informal social time has been
planned. ' r..
' Mr. snd Mrs. Elmer Newby and
son of Washongal. Wash., have been
visiting Salem relatives.
Miss Alice Holllster entertained
the P. E. O. Sisterhood at her home
In Salem Heights Monday. During
the afternoon plans were made for a
P, E.C convention which will le
held In Salem In the month of May.
The women answered roll call with
bits of their experience while, trav
eling in Oregon. Mrs. Caroline Sfclco
told of her trip to Crater Lake' and
another novel experience was related
by Mrs. R. W. Walton of her Journey
to Mt. Rainier or Tacoma. Red Croji
sewing and the serving of refresh
ments was also a part of the after
I BITS FOR BREAKFAST 1
Frosty nights, clear days. .
- A starch factory, of cotfrse.
Salem must m t miss the chance V
get a starch factjry.
y - S V -Poor
old Russia- She will have to
slough off her Bolshevik! fanaticism.
Bit Germany will a little later
need the outside nations to help her
let go of the Russian bear's tall.
Lloyd George got by the latest
crisis by telling his people that "one
of the ablest locument ever sub
mitted to a military conference" was
the one submitted by the Americans,
to co-ordinate the effonn of the
forces fighting for worlJ liberty.
That settled It. The Rrilsh have a
profound respect for the great and
unselfish people oC this country who
have come Into the world war to help
win the struggle for humanity.
The Russians are Just beginning
to wake up to the fact that they are
trotting behind Trotzky straight' in
to the arms of the pitiless German
autocracy, plant ing to rive them a
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the old days of 'he cz&r seem I
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Sixteen German airplanes were i
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day, and they also boir bed the ca
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V Have you looked off to the r.
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covered with a whits mantle t!
glistens In the evening 'sunlight i
makes a background to a pict
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heavy rains of the lower valleys,
the past few wee.es, must have
all snow In the Cascades.
The jictlvltles of the cadets at V, .
Point: are curtailed because of ;
epidemic of German measles, t
being rather foolishly called "Llbf
measles.' Why In the name of c
mon sense, should this country de
to assume responsibility for that ;
ease? Let the Germans have 11 t
credit there is In the pesky thing:
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The pictures of the pretty nur
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