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THE PRECOX STATESMAN J SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 101S
0m ITS PEOPLE AND CUSTOMS
ESCRIBED IN LEHER FROM ELVIN
9tft things whi:h he read about
j "feel right at Dome" la berom
I ib experience of llev. James
j minuter of the First Cong ra
,ol church and active civic
;er who 1 in France as a Y. iL
I war worker. One of bis first
jures 1b France was to meet an
job nun wt I 'division secretary
,i, new work, lie In also enjoy-
ing fit-ting many Salem boys. The
following letter wai written to MUa
Cora Talklngton, 394 Chuch street:
"Sometimes I have to pinch my
self so as to be sure lam not in a
moving picture scene. The expert
ences of the past seven weeks bave
teen simply wonderful to me and
every day brings either some new
experience or some new sight. And
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believe me we hare been on the Jump
every minute. But I have never been
that I haven't bad some time
to think' of all my friends back home
And Cora, I bave thought often of
you and 1 do hope and pray that this
utter If It ever reaches you will fin J
you siowiy but surely improving In
health. You remember the day I
went away was the day you went to
"Well, we havj had a long Jour
ney. We reached New York safely
and securing all our equipment and
receiving our Instructions kept us
uuy mere lor ten aays.
Ocean Trip Described.
"I had the pleasure of spending a
Sunday at my old home and Mr. lial-
vorsen enjoyed the visit with me and
everybody was very kind to us. It
was awful cold and we were nearly
frozen. Finally we received orders
to go aboard our boat and before
long we were moving on ur long
trip across the sea. I preached the
first Sunday. From Monday until
Thursday we were quite seasick. It
was largely our own fault. We In
sisted on lying In our berths In a
musty stateroom Instead of sitting
on deck In the pure fresh air and the
air is certainly fresh on the ocean.
To see nothing but water and the
horizon day after day was Indeed a
unique experience for me.
"We made many friends among
the passengers and the sea waa never
the same. One Wednesday the waves
were very high. They dashed over
parts of the ship and I never had
seen such monsters. We saw some
flying fish and many dolphins. The
dolphins are a large fish; they swim
In single file, bob up and down and
look too funny for anything. When
we entered the submarine zone we
were drilled sometimes twice a day.
F.ach one had a boat number and the
drill consisted of fastening on your
life preserver, marching to yonr place
before your boat and then after ex
amination by the 'captain, dismissed'
until the next time. For several
nights we were obliged to sleep with
our clothes on and it was a queer
experience to He down, never know
ing whether one would waken again
Sleep In Danger Zona.
"I must confess that the night we
were in the greatest danger was the
night I slept the soundest. Two
things comforted me. Cora, during
those dangerous times: First, that
Cod was on the water the same as
on the land we could not drift be
yond his care; and, second, that I
bad been permitted to live more than
forty years and on the whole they
were happy years, so' if my day was
done, it was done and that was all
there was to it. But when we sail-d
Into a quiet river and the words rang
out "All safe now," the relief was
"We reached England In safety
and a ride across that beautiful
country was most enjoyable We
passed plsces that I had been famil
iar with In my reading for many
years and I could scarcely realize I
was so close to these famous places.
English ways are altogether differ
ent from American ways. The class
proposition Is the first thing that im
presses the new comer. Street cars.
ever, and the next morning, all
cramped from trying to sleep In the
csr. I arrived at what la called a Y"
'The country Is divided Into vari
ous division with a division seere(
tary in each one and we are all under
him. Our division secretary Is Ore
gon's state secretary. Mr. Rhodes,
whom I have known very well for
BiMnA vas mm lf Vela rM A A K .
A 1 af 7 m mm ' mm I rv,,,,; -rentes. IIC U UUI C SUU
And one Got Well HerNer- tL,rty ,,nor ni
some or me secretaries nave a aozen
Flfnt, - Mich. "I keep house for
my family of six and got Into a gen-
- tlX . . . a.
erauy run-uown condition, i was
weak, nervous and could not sleep.
and had headache a good deal of the
time. My doctor prescribed Vlnol
and It made me well and strong.'!
am a good deal less nervou and can
sleep nlght.'V-Clara Smith, 1213 W.
4th Ave., Hint Mich.
we sen vinoi on a positive guar
antee to make nervous, weak, run
down women well and strong or re
turn their money. Try It anyway.
Emll A. Scbafer, Druggist. Salem,
and at the best drug store In every
town and city In the country.
workers under them. It a some or
ganization. Cora. Well. I surely eo
Joyed myself meeting Salem boys and
people whom I knew, t ate dinner
one day with Mr. Compton and we
were glad to see each other. Colonel
May and Adjutant General White
came to see me and talk over Oregon
affairs. So I felt tight at home
"The first Sunday I had a hundred
mile auto ride through the country
and I was delighted with the oppor
tunity of observing French country
Kfe. tl Is all so different from any
thing we know. Cora. I .spoke in
two of the camps and reached my
room safely about midnight. In one
of the camos measles broke out and I
was sent there to help out and now
the place Is closed and we are sent
up here for the next two weeks, but
I am setting acquainted with the
town and learning a little French.
"So many Interesting sights are to
be seen every day and I never tire
or them. As soon as I get out of
this quarantine Mr. Rhodes Is going
to send another man and me to take
char re of the work In a good-sized
camp, and when 1 am In charge of
my own work and have some Idea of
what I am to do. I shall enjoy It all
Immensely. These people here God
bless them they have endured this
war nearly four years. They are so
patient., so anxious to do everything
on their part and gladly, willingly,
they have given everything, ana we
must do the same.
"I want you to read this letter to
p.ny of my friends who may drop in
to see you. Tell them ray health was
day afternoon. All that time I never never better: that I am so glad Mrs.
saw one street car. They carry folks Elvin permitted me to come, for them
In busses; first class Inside; second it o much to do here and 1 am glad
class outside: and we always rode
outside If possible to see the sights
Hundreds and thousanda of these
busses fill the streets of London
Then they have a wonderful system
of underground railways which they
call the tube.
"Sailors and soldiers from all over
the world are everywhere In evidence
We 'visited the famous historical
places and I was all eyes and ears
and It was .Indeed Interesting. But
one must have more than four days
too see London. We left the city re
luctantly on a Friday afternoon and
on a Saturday morning we were ob
serving from the desk of a shin with
Intense Interest the fast approaching
shore of France, and, Cora, France
la just as different from England as
England Is from America.
"The people do not understand one
word of English and we of course
knew no French. Fortunately we
had enough French money with us
conveyances, railway cars, urst, sec
ond and third class and with a truly
Independent spirit we usually ride
thJrd class. And everything seem"
small all passenger and freight cars
but all the cars run very swiftly.
in about the same time It takes to
run from Portland to Eugene we had
ridden across England to London, ar
riving In that big city a little before
"There is eight hours difference in
the time between Oregon and Lon
don. When I am going to bed Julia
Is coming home from school. When
lam getting up Mrs. Elvin Is going
to bed and I find It Interesting keep
ing the hours in mind. We had a
comfortable place to say In- London
ant stayed from Tuesday until Frl-
Base Ball Goods
PLAY GROUND BALLS
COME IN AND HAVE A LOOK
"drive" that Is on today may be ob
tained from the list of fishing li
censes Issued from the two firms of
Mauser Brothers and Watt Shlpp yes
terday, the majority of them being
P. S. Simpson. E. E. Cooley. R. O.
Wltsel. C. W. llolcomb, Philip Jas
koskl, Ralph Hamilton. Lowell
White. Harold Moore. J. II. Camp
bell. E. N. Glllingham. J. E. Brophy,
8. Patton. E. 8. Wonder. E. D.
Hart. Dave Easter. Harvey Pltern.
A. Q. Magers. C. X. Elgin. C. Ham
ilton. John Craig. W. W. Taylor. R.
&. Chittenden. 8. J. Butler. R. 8bel
ton. John Thomas. Paul Mornaeh.
A. I. Cllne. A. L. llersehborn. R. A.
Brown. U. fr Page. Walter Winslow.
P. E. Need ham. Bert Murphy, F. W.
Morgan. P. P. Hall. E. F. Smith.
Walter Lebold. Al. 8outhwck, F. A.
Domogalla. O. W. Needham. O. O.
Alklse. Ray Clark. J. 8. Austin. F.
H. Lamm. C. A. Roth, Robert Peterson.
I am here. Tell Mr. Burghardt and
Mrs. Burbhardt and Roy Keruguson
and the ladles at the home, especially
Mrs. Selleck and her sister, that I
wish to be remembered to every one
of them. Give Thomas and Julia a
big hug and kiss for me and tell them
1 aay to be good children and neip
mamma all they can until I get bark.
Mrs. Elvin, of course, will be Inter
ested In reading this letter. Tell
your mother not to worry but w
keep busy all the time. Give nr.
Byrd my best regards. Ten Koy rr
guson to remember that I am work
ing here for him and me too. Now I
must close Is It Is near dinner time."
SAGE TEA TURNS
GRAY HAIR DARK
to meet our needs for English and Is. nrnnrlmnt rter'e Rfr.nf Ia
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e have a full line of refrigerators ranging in price from
Let ns chow them to you. .
?ith the good weather coming on you are reminded of extras
la the Furniture line needed to make the home complete.
Just Received a Large Shipment of
GO-CARTS and BABY CARRIAGES
have them for city use; also for. outing trips. We can save you money on this line.
Ve have a large line of Oil Cook Stoves have a Kool-Kitcben by installing one of the latest
best Oil Cookerswe have them built to meet the needs of all No dirt, no trouble, in
"pensive. : ' j
Zee the new Cowan dassique, the musical marvel of the age ; plays all records has the wood
touading chamber giving clear tones. Ask for a demonstration.
Yea Get More
England a shilling was the import
ant piece. In France everything is
in terms of the franc. A copper a
little larger than our cent Is 10 cen
times and 10. or 100 centimes, make
a franc. -In making change this has
instantly to be kept In mind. I can
change American money Into French
and change the French money quite
"Many of the people wear wooden
shoes and over their stockings a pair
of felt shoes. A good plan. It seems
to me. Their feet never get wet and
they never spend much time putting
on or taking off shoes. Kick off the
wooden ones and move about the
bouse In the felt ones; kick off the
felt ones when they want to change.
Click clack, click clack, click clack,
that's the way. they" sound, and In
little country places everyone wears
them. We were cordially welcomed
to France and spent a delightful day
In the city where we landed.
"The Y. M. C. A. Is doing a won
derful work In every port city and
wc were pleased with the work we
saw In actual operation. The French
as a rule eat little breakfast only a
roll and cup of coffee. They make
up for It at lunch. We sat down to
lunch at 12 and no one thinks of do
ing a thing In France between 12 and
2. Banks and stores are closed and
reonle snend that time eating. We
had pickled fish, sardines, salads,
shrimp and a lot of other stuff to
berln with. Then a very fine stew
Bring Back Color and
Lustre, to Hair
That beautiful, even shade of dark
glossy hair can only be had by brew
lng a mixture of Sago Tea and. Sol
phur. Your hair Is your charm. It
makes or mars the face. When It
fades, turns 'gray or streaked, just
an application or two of Sage and
Sulphur enhances Its appearance a
Don't bother to prepare the mix
ture; you can get this famous old
recipe Improved by the addition of
other Ingredients at a small cost, all
ready for use. It Is called Wyeth'
Sage and Sulphur Compound. This
csn always be depended upon to
rrlng back the natural color and lus
tre of your hair.
Everybody uses "Wyeth's" Sage
and Sulphur Compound now because
It darkens so naturally and evenly
that nobody can tell it has been ap
plied. You simply dampen a sponge
or soft brush with It and draw this
through the hair, taking one small
strand at a time; by morning the
gray hair has disappeared, and after
another application it becomes Beau
tifully dark and appears glossy and
lustrous. This read-to-use preparat
ion Is a delightful toilet requisite
for those who desire dark hair and
a youthful appearance. It is not In
tended for the enre. mitigation or
preevntlon of disease.
1th rood meat and gravy. Then
roast beef, potatoes, other vegetables.
men roiiee, nun ua riiu, uu hi J r
was after 2 when we left and every- Orig0tl 17171 Again tfOtn
Doay mougni we were crazy Decause
we didn't drink wine and didn't
"Everybody here, men and women.
drinks and smokes and I have to get
used to women smoking. It's a new
one on me. That was a great meal.
that first one In France. Everything.
Is old. houses, streets, towns, but all
fun of wonderful historical interest
Ssturday evening about 11 we landed
In Paris. At that hour Paria was as
quiet as a graveyard. French people
go to bed early and get up early.
"Sunday I worshipped in a big
Catholic church that held several
thousand people, with a service every
hour from sunrise to sundown, and
every service was crowded and that SnndaV Wul Bt VeTV
Bad Day tor 1 he tins
Aggies in Second Game
CORVALLIS, Or., April 20. By
the one-sided score of 15 to 1 the
University of Oregon baseball team
took the second game of an eight
game series today from Oregon Agrl
cultural college. University runners
scampered over the plate for alx
runs In the fourth Inning when the
Aggies exchanged Kruger for Nes-
bit In the box.
Score: R. II. E
Oregon 15 17
Agxies 1 4
Berc and Dunton; Kruger. Nesblt
end the Protestant church isn't any
where In this land. One church, one
faith, one priest, one ritual. Is In evi
dence everywhere. The music was
beautiful. I think we got lost about
three times thst Sunday,
"Oh. but Paris Is a beautiful eity.
Evidences of Its beauty are every
where and the better class of French
teoole. men and women, well groom
ed and well dressed are good to look
at, and the Sunday was ss quiet as
anr Sunday In Salem. 1 had three
days In Paris, but. goodness, 1 saw
very little In that time; just there
long enough to sar I had been la th j
city. On the following Wednesday
night 1 was sent to my assignment
To call a cab, get your baggage on
board, drive t othe station, buy yonr
ticket, check your baggage, find and
ret into the right compartment and
the rlgfht seat, ail that Is dead easy
when you know the language. When
Yesterday was one of the days
that make the average citizen proud
of the Oregon climate. It also
turned, the thoughts of the sporting
citizen toward the trout pools and
the riffles and the run on the sport
Ing goods counters amounted to i
riot. One sporting goods store pro
prietor msde the remark after It was
sll over that be had never seen any
thing like It In the seven years he
had been In business. If there Is
anything In Marlon county with
scsles on It thst escspes the hook
It will not be the fault of the Salem
A number of magnificent catches
have been made durlne the oast
weeg. both or trout and steelhesds
The favorite salmon grounds are be
low the falls at Oregon City, and
large group of Waltonltes are bound
I wish to announce that I have just purchased the stock
of Woolens and Trimmings from M. A. Estes, who is retiring
from business. I also have the good will of Mr. Zstes and will
endeavor to care for his patrons in the same careful and cour
teous manner as. he.
This stock combined with what I already, have on hand
makes it one of the largest stocks in the state. This entire
stock was purchased at far below the present wholesale prices,
which will enable me to continue to make up suits for less
money than that charged by other tailors that must go into
the open markets to buy. It will pay all in need of clothes to
call and make your, selection while this stock is complete.
D. H. MOSHER
474 Court Street
Tailor to Men and Women
IF YOU CANT GO TO FRANCE PUT THE CUPS
ON YOUR PANTS
RIDE A BICYCLE
We tell the Flyer and Harley Daridson Bicycles. Two
of the Best on the market Yonr old bicycle Taken
SCOTT & PIPER
252-260 STATE STREET
H. F. BONESTEELE
: MOTOR. 'CAR
The gasoline consumption Is unusually
low. The tire mileage Is unusually high.
The most besutlful Car In America.
I MOLINE UNIVERSAL
A proven success, built and backed by the Mollne Plow
Co., a $19,000,000 Concern
you don't wen, it's simpiy an ex
for that spot today.
I got by an rum. now
An idea of the magnitude of the