The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, April 20, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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Mrs. Frank M Brown Is Kept
Busy at Office of Draft
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Following h a list of classification
cardr. issued front the local registra
tion, office, by Mrsr Frank M. Brown,
chlet clerk of the Marlon county
board for Division 1:
Clans 1-A: gingle man withoht
pendent relatives ;j liar ry Calvin Wit
man, Portland; Clyde Z. Stone. Me
hama; Theo. D. Kleen. Portland;
Benjamin H. Chamberlain, Stayton:
Albert H. Chamberlain, Shelburn;
Class 1-1: In class 1-A, and sub
ject to call the same as class 1-A, but
with a little more favorable rating;
John Byron Noud, Klamath Falls;
William Duchateau, Sublimity; Cecil
Harold Hunsaker, Turner; Henry
Lephenton Hofrman, Salem; Herman
Adolf' Kuenzi, route 2, Silverton;
Wilford Fisher, Salem; Otha Bur
gess Hager, Jefferson; Fred Lolsl,
Salem; Itoy O. Kelly. Stayton: Calvin
Arthur Ager. Mill City; Henry John
Fishet. Salem. Sidney Howard. Jef
ferson, Joseph Benedict, Billing,
Montana; Rlchsrrt, W. llatteilll. Sa
lem; Frank It. Clark, Turner; Adolpb
M. Lien, Macleay; Raymond W. di
ner, Astoria; James Cripps. Salem;
John H. Borgelt, Salem; William A.
Dunlgan, Salem; Joe M. Crahane;
Vern Domogalla, Portland; Christo
pher Butts. Portland, Jake Kaufman,
Silverton; Axil Elton. Silverton;
James M. Ingram, Salem; William J.
Holmes, Portland; Hans H. Deorlt
ten. Turner; Oustav F. Bannsen, Sa
lem; Henry Ahrens, Turner; Clyde
A. Kelly, Turner; Oswald Fliegel,
Salem; Paul F. Granke- Salem;
Lloyd S: Dively, Stayton; John II.
Carson. Salem; Carl A. Lehman, Sa
lem; William M. .Kleen, Portland;
Oscar H. Zeller, Salem.
Class 5 G. Ferdig Hall, Salem;
Ray 8. Cooper, Salem; - Harry II.
Savage, Cotton; Alvln A. Hilfikner,
Bloomfield, Neb.; Edmond A. Bar
tog. Salem.
Class 1-D: Necessary skilled in
dustrial laboter in necessary indust
rial; enterprise; Paul Bernard Nook.l
Salem; Joseph Elmere Scarf. Castle
Ilock, Washington; Edward Christo
pher Pbernetton. Salem ; , William W.
Bellamy, St. Johns; Lawrenee Caug
bennowerr Silverton ; Alva" C. Ilary,
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IN drawing a cheek, ns PK.V ami INK (not pencil)
and WIUTK PIINLY. Thuyou will protect both
yourself and your lank ajrainit ihr iMsillc dishon
esty of a third person. Jlc Ure that figures and
written amount corrcxpond.
When wk httvu rcanon to doubt the gehtiinenew of V
check mirrosclly tiruwn ly a dc rmfcitor of the United
States NatioiiMt J?ank-7we INVESTIGATE FIRST.
Keep on buying Thrift and
War -Saving Stamps
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Salem; Charles H. Armstiong, Tort
land; Arthur L. Huntley, Salem.
Class 2-A: Married man with child
ren or father or motherless children
where wife or children are not main
ly, dependent for support; Walter
Lamb McDougal, Salem;' Herbert
Leslie Stiff. Salem.
Class 2 -C: Necessary skilled farm
laborer In necessary agricultural en
terprises; Harley B. Rupert, route 4,
Salem; Sufe Lai Sun, Salem; Ed
ward August Schultz, route 6, Sa
lem; Atthnr Livermore Page, Pef
ferson; Roy Slyvester -;. Scofield,
Turner; Claud D. Page, route 6, Al
len Phillips. Stayton: Fred Arling
ton Miller. Turner; Joseph Charles
Mullen, route 9, Salem; Charles
Henry Schultebein. Stayton; Ralph
Ruseel McAdam, route 6. Salem; Ray
E. Marchland, Salem; Frank Rocer,
Sublimity, Louis F. Corner, Macleay;
Albert Miller, Silverton. route 2,
Sedgwick Almond Griswold, Marsh
field; Ja;nes Bartlet Rogers, route 7,
Class 3-J: Necessary asslstnat, as
sociate or hired manager of necesary
agricultural enterprise.
Florence E. Bradley McKenzie,
route S, Salem; Frank Joseph Spen
cer, Stayton.
Class 4-A: Man whose wife or child
ren are mainly dependent on bis lab
or for support.
John Petri, Portland; Walter Gib
son Montgomery MacLeay, Salem;
Garrison Patterson. Salem; Samuel
Martin Stichler, Poitland; Benjmin
Robertson. Turner; George Breton
Neyman, Salem; Arthur Arnold Nich
alson. Jefferson; George Thomas
Keeton. Amity, Chas. Sherwood Bee
croft, Salem; Guy Arthur Rannels,
Portland; Donald Brooks. Salem;
Hairy Forrest Race. Detroit; Dallas
Scott McCarroll. Silverton; Henry
Murhammer, route 3, Salem; Joel
Jacob Schlentz, Detroit; Edwin D.
McVicker, Turner; John Walter
Mays, Stayton; John Palmer, Jr.,
Marion, Albert Theodore Savage. Sil
verton. Harry I. Pearson. Turner:
Ned Bowman, route 4, Salem; Percy
Edwin Symer, route 7, Salem; Mur
rel Riggs, Paul Louis Schmidt, Sa
lem; Arnold Chris Hermasen, Jef
ferson. Class 4-C: Necessary sole manag
ing, controlling or directing head of
necessary agricultural enterprise:
Edgar Andrew Johnson, route 9,
Salem; Jesse Edward Parrtsh. Jeffer
son: Louis Francis Ramboz. Stayton;
Elbert Leroy Porter,' Aumsvtll ; Carl
Ramnden. route 7. Salem, William' H.
Stively, Sublimity;' Joseph Clem
Schnider, route 7, Salem; Chester
Arthur Myers, Talbot; Ira Harrison
Moore, route 7, Salem.
Yoarig Men of fflt Angel
Are Leaving for Service
MT.f ANGEL, Or., April 18. A
mass meetln; has been called next
Tuesdc.r. April 2S, under the aus
pices of the Knights of Columbus
and citizens of Mt. Angel In honor
of the four young men leaving this
community for army service. Th3
dedication of the Knights of Colum
bus service flag will also take place.
The boys leaving are J. J. Wlrtz, W.
P, Terhaar, George Schaefer and
Frank J. Walker. After the program
a dance will be given, muBic being
furnished by a six-piece orchestra.
Scotts Mills Principal
Is Drafted for Service
8ILVERTONY Or., April 18. El
mer 8. Stultz, principal of the Scotts
Mills schools, has vacated his posi
tion on account of having been draft
ed, and will leave Friday to join the
army. The vacancy has been filled tn
the school and the work will be re
sumed as usual.
on Banking
Excitement May Be Expected
in Polk County Elections
DALLAS. Or., April 19. (Sperlftl
to The Statesman) At the expira
tion of the flme for candidates for
office at the coming primary election
to file Wednesday the roll In thi
county cleric's office showed that the
following had entered the race for
various offlcen in this county:
h ConntV jndge--B. C. Klrkpatrlck;
Frank Gibson. Republicans; Asa II.
Robinson. Democrat.
Sheriff John W. Orr, Republican;
John W. Grant, Democrat.
Clerk George W. Conner, Floyd
D. Moore, John C. Tglow, Republi
cans; Tracy Staats. Democrat.
County commissioner Clyde Beck
ett. T. J. Graves, Republicans.
Treasurer A. V. R. Snyder, Re
publican. Coroner R. L. Chapman, Repub
lican. Justice of the peace, district No. 3
John R. Sibley, Democrat; Hardy
Holmsn. Republican; District No. 2
F. V. Vbod. Republican.
No candidates for , either party
filed for surveyor. . !
" The following f lied! for precinct
committeemen: ;
rtl William Roy. Willamlna.
4 Mrs. Stella J. Hery. Salem
No. 1.
6: JN O. Trnet. Rlckeall.
7 Isaac Ingram. Independence.
8 W.-J. Stockholm;' Monmouth.
F. A. French, Alflle.
12 Oscar Smith. I
12 R. R. RIjcks. DalUs.
Cfra Hart. Dallas.
8. L. Stewart. McCoy. '
Andy Wilson, Independent
17 James Imlah, Salem, Ronte 1.
20 Mrs. Mary Stlne, Monmouth.
Mrs. Jessie C. Mover, Fall
F. K. Hubbard. Falls City.
23 V. H. neard. Falls City.
2S W. T. Grier. Falls City.
27 A. X. Hallei. Monmouth.
2H Dave HamptM. Monmouth.
30 Jason A. Dyers, Independence.
31 . K. K. Paddock. Independence.
32 F. J. Coad. Dallas;
33 I. F. Yoakum, Dallas. .
34 Winnie Tlrsden, Dallas.
36 Walter E. Rallantme, Dallas.
35 O. W. Mcnee, Dallas.
39 Carl Gerllnser. Dallas.
40 X. A. Reach Dallas.
Bill Kunciter's Finger
Broken When Horse Kicks
BETHEL. Or.. April lS.While
worklnr with his horses early this
week, Bill Knneiter was kicked, the
hoof strlkln the rlnjt flniter of his
left hand. . The dlicet was broken. .
Crts Battalion wrote to his par
ents Tuesday from San Francisco,
where he has been stationed, sayinr
he Is feeling fine, but that one of
his feet wsB tlll bothering him.
Mrs. J. F Klrkpatrlck severely cut
several of her ringers recently when
she essayed to cut some grass for
her chickens with a feed cutter;
J. M. Nichols has at last joined
the ranks of motorists and1 has or
dered a car.
.The school board held a meeting
in the schoolhouse Tuesday night.
Routine business was taken up. .
Miss Hazel Fuestman was a arwesU
at the Claude Page home at Marlon
last week. ' ,
Harlelgh King and Roy Marchand
have been cutting wood on the
Kleorre Bahnsen place. At present
they are doing: some farming- for
Walter Baker. ...
Frank Kunclter has written from
Camp SteVena that he Is drilling-hard
every day with the big guns, and la
enjoying army life Immensely.
The work of hoeing hopvon the
Battalion farm began Monday.
George Bahnsen purchased a new
tprlng wagon Thursday.
Cass Nichols spent Tuesday even
ing in Frultland.
. Harlan Hoffman, who has been
working in Salem during the winter,
returned home Sunday, and will
spend the summer on the farm. He
Is , working or Walter Baker at
Miss Hilda Lentz Better
: After Recent Operation
MACLEAY. Or.. April 18. Latest
reports from the Salem hospital;
where Miss Hilda Lents was recently
operated upon for appendicitis, are
to the effect that she Is feeling much
better and will soon be home.
' Several Macleay families enjoyed
the evening Friday at the chicken
supper given at the Rickey school
house. Among- them were Mr. and
Mrs. Otjle Martin, Mr. and Mrs. F. F.
Goodell. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Martin.
H. a. Taylor and family and Miss
Gladys Perkins.
Sunday school will be held In the
school ho ii so next Sunday morning at
10:30 o'clock.
A. C. Bohroftedt and wife recently
visited thHr farm In the Waldo Hills
orchard tracts.
llarry Martin Is plowing for corn.
- Dale Mtlborn has been burning
swamp grasa on the west end of his
Place, preparatory to clearing the
lan4.' lL. Illlborn is now on the
farm for a short visit.
The large walnut orchard ha been
seeded to hay this year. It Is re
ported that rnany ofthe trees have
been winter-killed but that those
which are Hying are in good condi
For Infants and Children
In Uso For Over 30 Yea ra
Always bears
Signature of
Quarterly Convention
Held at Central Howell
18. The quarterly convention of
the Silverton Sunday School district
was held in .Central Howell Congre
gational church Sunday. April 14.
There was a large attndance of del
egates and several good reports came
from many schools. Central Howell
won the banner for the second tlnie
In succession for the best average
attendance. The convention will
meet r WIUa-il next term.
Samuel Spltler Is jubilant over his
newly arrived daughter. Both moth
er and babo are well. 41
Oscar Llnqulst has quit the-business
college In Salem to take up a
situation as bookkeeper In a bank In
eastern Oregon.'
Grover Simmons made a fine-catch
of mountain trout on Butte ereck
last week.
The dutlook for a good grain crop
Is very encouraging throughout, Cen
tral Howell district.
Miss Nellie Miln has taken a situ
ation as bookkeeper in Salem. '
Evens Valley Hop Grower
Dies at Age of 46 Years
SILVERTON. Or.. April 18.
Louis Anderson, a well known hop
grower of this' vicinity, died at his
home in Evens valley, east of 811
tverton, Tuesday night, . aged 46
years. The funeral will he held
Thursday and interment will b
made In the Evens valley cemetery.
Mir. Anderson had lived in this vicin
ity since 1902, and was quite suc
cessful In the vocation which he pur
sued Immediately after arriving in
this country.
Lath Mill Forced to Close
Because of Car Shortage
SILVERTON. Or.. April 1R. Ow
ing to the fact that the Silverton
Lumber company was unable to re
ceive cars sufficient for shipments,
fhe lath mill of that enterprise has
been closed for a short time. Forty
two cars . were received last week,
however, and the companr will prob
ably resume work in the mill f
cars can be had at that rate In the
ri:ir'oiM.txrKS in
LO-:do M-rrh IS. Two Lon
f!n wit win try th experiment
of glv'np n i 'n'C .performance be-r'n-ir.e
nt ilro a. m. The renson
r'n f.r the innovation la thpt at
Ihe rrsent time "the. streets are
crowded In the morning with people
who have nothing to do." Manv of
these people It Is said are workers
In munition factories, where th
Nate night trick finishes about yI0
a. ra. Others are "late workerea
whose employment begins about the
middle of the afternoon.
FORT BLISS, 'i Tex., April 17.
Garbage collected from the army
ramps and the kitchen doors of the
fort is fattening hogs in the El Pas)
valley and helping win th The
garbage contract ts awarded by the
qnartermastcr denortment and dally
trips are mado by the swln- growers
to get this waste from th army kit
chens for the hog ranrbes In-the
COPENHAGEN. March 31. Tin
Prussian minister of education .has
Issued regulations designed to ef
fect the greatest posbl economy
In the use of paper In the schools.
Covers are to be dispensed with in
copy books; special protecting wrap
pers for school booka are forbidden:
writing only on one side of the pa
per Is prohibited, and slate i are to
replace paper wherever possible.
Lester Dowe Recovering
From Effect of Tumble
BROOKS, Or., April 19V Tn a fall
Tuesday, from the top of a building,
a distance ot. about twelve feet,
Lester Dowe' received Injuries which
It was thought for a time would be
fatal He Is now progressing fa
vorably., ; . ' ,
The Lake Lablsh section" Is In'need
of more laborers to help conquer
weed! In the onion gardens. A large
number of workers Is coming In, but
not In sufficient numbers to give tfie
assistance needed.
Maurice Dunlgan entertained the
Live Wire club Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs, Wheston Huntley
and Earle Doyle attended the For
esters' dance Wednesday night In
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 'Collins and
Charles Palmer spent Wednesday
evening In Salem.
Charles Palmer, who has been
sick for the past week, was taken
to Salem for treatment.
Several families from this vicinity
attended the speaking In Salem at
the armory Wednesday. i
Captain Walter L Tooze
Returns to Camp Lewis
DALLAS. Or.. April 1 !. (Special
to The Statesman.) Captain Walter
I. Toose. Jr.. who has been In Polk
county for the. past ten days on a
leave of absence, for the purpo of
speaking In favor of llbertv bond,
returned to Camp Iews Thursday
afternoon again to take up his duties
in the national army. ,
Captain Toose made a whirlwind
campaign while In this section, and
delivered al lthe way fronv one to
fivi talks each day. Lat Sunday
Captain Tooze. In company with
other lllerty lond boosters, made a
trip to Valsetz on the new Valley &
Slletz railway, where 2oo worth
of bonds were sold In a short time
after his address. On tho same day
after a talk at Hosklns something
like 12n0 worth Qf bonds .were
sold. Mrs. Tooxe and little soti're
turned to Ta coma with Captain
Tooxe and will remain, there until
be Is sent east. ,
Part of Drafted Men Go to
Camp Lewis and Others
to Fort McDowell
DALLAS, Or.. April 19. (Special
to The Statesman.) Polk rounty'a
quota for drafted men for the na
tional army was Increased from
eighteen to twenty-three men this
week upon advice-from t ha. war de
partment asking that fire additional
men be sent to Camp McDoweil, Cal
ifornia, for service In the coast ar
tillery. The following Class' 1 men were
selected for Camp Lewis and will
report In Dallas the latter part of
next- week when they will le sent
Ben R. Pollan. Motmouth: C. B.
Grund, Monmouth; Dale M. Gott
frjed. Falls City: William If. TlcJ,
Millwood. Wash.; Edwin . Larsen,
Suver; William L. Klnlon. R. F. D.
2, Dallas: George II. Otte. Falls City;
Fred . Clifford Barnum, Portland;
Clarence Merrick, Sheridan: Lota
Lee Scott, Alrlie; Arhhle E. Pollock'.
Falls City; Martin Hartless. Dallas;
Harlln V. Powell. Alrlle; Pete Pap
pas, Dallas; Charles G. Davis, Dallas;
Rosco A. Talbott. Grand Ronde;
Henry Heckert. Summit; Gustav
Hluhm, Portland. .Hartless Is an In
dian and Is one of the first or the
native bio d drawn In this county.
The following men were drawn
for the coast artillery and will bo
sent to Fort McDowell some time
about the first of the coming month:
Elmer E. Matheny. Dallas;' John
W. Qulvely, Astoria; Chris E. Hitter,
Falls City.4 Dennle L. Wood. Fkl!s
City, and Floyd Wesley Wordku.
Dajlas- furnished a number of the
drafted men and neaily every dis
trict in the county was represented
except. Independence.
Humor Come to the Surface in the
spring as in no other season. They
don't run themselves all off that way.
however, but mostly remain in the
system. Hood a Sarsaparllla removes
them, wards off danger, makes good
health aure.
Teachers' Institute to
Be Held at Independence
DALLAS. Or.. April 18. (Special
to The Statesman.) Plans have
been made by County School Super
intendent Fred S. Crowley for a big
teachers' Institute at Independence
nexr"8aturday. Independence was
chosen the meeting place of tho in
stitute on account of Its location
near the Monmouth normal school,
and as Its school are taught by -students
from that institution. It l
thought that the tearhers would
have an opportunity to see the actual
work accomplished by trained In
structors. This Is the last Institute
of the present school year and Su
perintendent Crowley is anxious for
a large attendance at the meeting.
Robert S: Kreason of
Dallas Is in France
DALLAS. Or.. April 19. (Special
to The Statesman.) Robert 8.
Kreason. a former resident of Sa
lem and also of this city, has arrived
safely across the Atlantic, according
to word received by Oscar Hayter of
Dallas this week. Mr. K reason was
associated with Mr. Hayter In the
law business before his enlistment.
He has a lieutenant's commission In
the motor truck division of the quar
termaster's corps. ,
Experience proves that Foley's
Honey and Tar Is the best family
medicine for children for coughs,
colds, croup and whooping rough.
"Mrs. M. E. Schlarb. G56 Oakland
Ave., Ashland, Pa., writes: "When
my little girl gets a cold I give her a
dose of It and It always relieves her.
I cannot praise It too highly." J. C.
Perry. ....
Enlightening Letter Is Receiv
ed From Salem Lad in
Private Lloyd A. Lee. one of the
Salem lads . In France, writes to O.
B. (Unerlch of Salem an enlighten
ing letter on soldier life In Franc.
An 'Interesting part of the letter Is
that about the sunrise given him
when George J. Watson of Salem
happened In uopn him at camp. Pri
vate Lee Is a son of A. A. Lee of Sa
lem. Ills letter follows:
"I have been quite busy lately and
even when work is finished I do not
often fecl llke wrltlnr. Therefore
your letter has suffered along with
othcrp, though I have thought of you
often and' even started a letter a
couple of tfmes. When I note the
date of yonr sheet I feel quite. guilty
even though during the past ten
months I have written morn- letters
than I would In 1 00 years at the rate
I turned them out in rlvlllan life.
Poople have been very good to m.
i'o one has ftirgotten me, except at
times the postman, for there are
often long periods wlthont mall.
"This morning because of th
rain we did not drill. I should ex
plain that for the past few weeks
every one has been required to take
exercise and drill three times each
week. We have the band to help out
so thst U Is not at all bad. The
Idea , Is mainly to make. sure thnt
everyone has at least a certain
amount of exercise., A good thing,
too, for so many men here who are
working Inside.
. .. "FaMer. Ilonnrt" Fanny.
'"Have you seen pictures of. our
flew 'Easter Bopnets? I hope you
don't. The funniest looking affairs
you can Imagine. . They try to dis
own any part of the design by saying
It la patterned after the Serbs. They
may well he ashamed of It. The
man who Invented It wai brave but
f 1mih If tt fcarl th nprvA fn
wear It In public. But now that
everyone has them we are becoming
accustomed to the sight, for the first
ones to get this Invention were con
sidered a sight.
'But a uniform hat was sorely
needed JTere. The old campaign hat
is good for sunny weather but In
the cold when the wind plays a tune
around rour ears we did not like
them. The chauffeurs were about
the first to change to the French
cap. Of course they had to bay
them but they were worth It. You
could turn them over your ears anJ
keep warm. The custom gfew until
almost every man had a different
style cap, though all were of the O.
D. color. So now we have the uni
form cap of a dlstlncf style and ro
one Is permitted' to wear anything
else. Then, too, an essential ad
vantage of a cap or this type Is that
In the trenchps they can be worn
under the 'tin derby.'
Plav Attracts Officer.
"The 'Y has been serving cs well
for a long time. In fact I forgt
now 'when they did complete the
building. Sometime before Christ
mas. A few nights aro Elsie Janls
was here. Such a crowd I have never
seen In this place. More officers At
tended than any other performance I
remember e.nd the nursa came down
from the hospital. My pal' and I
went over at o'clock but all we
could find were a few back seats
though the performance was sched
uled for 8 o'clock. I can remember
last fall when there were not enough
enlisted men In the post to fill the
"A few weeks ago some amy lightly
knocked on my door. I put on the
best assumed army gruffness that
ten months' training can give a German-American
war veteran and
'bawled out' a 'come In.' But whoe
smiling face should be poked
through the half open door but that
of George J. Watson, one time resi
dent of Salem. Oregon; U. 8. A. If
Kaiser BUI bad walked through that
door woeld rot been more
aurprlsed. And the poor llow. how
I made him talk. The way I put
questions to him was a real shamo.
but he pleaded that he mut leave
In five minutes to catch his train
for Paris. I hsd to make the moSri
of prae. end I did. He returned a
few days later but I was ont and ha
could notftralt ao I missed him. But
he may come again some day. He
said Dr. Doney and other old Salem
Itea are In France. Who Will I see
next? Tls a strange world. .
"Must close now. It Is time for
work. Write any tlirte yon have a
chance. Don't wait for ray slow
Action Postponed on
Amendment to Measure
WASHING I ON. April 19. M the
request of Provost Marshal General
Crowder the senate military commit
tee today postponed action on, the
hctie amendment to the senate Vil
changing draft quotas from state
populations to the number of men in
rlas one und r which states wou',1
b glvtn ciedlt for tnn furnished by
rnlUtntcnt anddrft. General Crow
der said his office is tnTcatlgatlng tt
effect lite amentituent td have .n
the new draft.
Let a Vacuum Cleaner Do"
Your Cleaning in 1918
Start the New Year with a Vacuum Cleaner and you will
make it a-truly happy New Year a year of lightened'
housework, of brighter, cleaner home life.
When you sweep with a broom a large part of the duxt
and dirt is thrown into the air to settle again on ths
floor and furniture. Only a fraction of it is actually re
moYed permanently from the floor.
But when a Vacuum Cleaner is used all the dust
and dirt is deposited in a dust-tight bag. NONE
is tossed into the air to make more work later
. That is why it is unnecessary to we a Vacuum
Cleaner as of ten. as yon use a broom. Phone or
, write for a free demonstration today.
Portland Railway Light. & Power Co.
Private Leonard Hamilton,
Witt Canadians, Writes .
Letter to Father
Another Marion county soldier
who Is raring to be at the Boche Is
Private Leonard Hamilton, son of J.
M. Hamilton, who lives near SaUuL
He hadn't bad his chance yet whea
he wrote his father recently,, but
said he wanted the other boys to
leave a few of them for his company
toget. Hamilton Is with de Ca
nadians. The letter, which w writ,
ten from Seaford, Sussex, EogUad,
follows: "Hello, folks, how te yon? Feel.
Ing fine, I hope, and enjoying lift
as you should. I said one time I was
golna to get so far away that It
would take a dollar's worth of
stamps to send a postcard to anyone
I knew. Well. It seems the farther
away I get the less postag. for sol
diers do not have to pay postage, and
I am nearly half way around -the old
marble now. They say It's only
about sixty-five miles from here to
the front. v
"We have been here only a few
days. Had a safe voyage arrom tbe
Atlantic and across England to Sea
ford on the channel. The weather
here is Just fine. Just like Jaly
weather there. And this Is sure a
pretty" country that is. what I havs
seen of It. We ave been In quar
antine ever since welanded and will
be until next Thursday. You've seen
pictures of those old train coacbes
with "side doors end compartments.
Well, ther are still In use. ,
"I expect we'll get a leave after a
while, but I haverft decided yet
where I'll go. Did think I went!
like to take a trip up through Scot
land or a lick at the Blarney stone.
"There has been: some .severe
flghllr- over at, the front, the Ia.t
few days as you will nerhaps, read
about before you receive this letter.
The Cermana just came on In ma mm
and were mowed down, like hay
with the machine sruns and artillery.
I guess this Is about their Iat of
fensive. Ther say thev squealed like
pigs when the bors flxed bayonets
and charged their lines'.
"There Isn't - a more happy-go-lucky
bnnch of men In the world
than the Canadian soldiers, and they
don't beck kb. The United States
wouldn't take back their old bob
tails so they Joined the Canadian
array and they make the best soldiers
for ther have seen service and are
of the rongh and ready sort. We
are made up of all nationalities, that
Is the C. M. O. C Yankees. English.
Irish. Swedes Scotch, with two or
three darkles. Some mixture, but
all fine fellows. ,
"Well. dad. don't know how long
we'll be here In this car9, before we
move-on. Hope they leave a few
Boches for us to get."
DALLAS. Or.. April 1. 'Special
to. The Statesman.) Walter F.
Nichols, cashier of the bank at Sher
idan, and Neta Gilbert of Falls City
were united In msrrlare this week.
Mr. Nichols was formerly a Dallas
srsldent and'at one time was deputy
county. clerk. The couple will make
their future home In Sheridan.
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