Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, May 02, 1919, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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The bivouac of Herman government forces in front of the town hall in Bottrop, Uermauy. procured to quell tiny
revolutionist outbreak.
German Is Making the Best of the
Business of Occupation.
Bootblack Stands, "Photos on Buttons
While You Wait," and "German in
20 Lessons" Among Lures
Which Get American Money.
Coblenz.-Coblt?nz is beginning to
look as American as Milwaukee, and
with each additional day' of occupation
the old burg seems to acquire more
American touches particularly since
2,000 doughboys are blowing in daily
on leave, to say nothing of the perma
nent American .garrison of approxi
mately 13,000, and the beaucoup offi
cers in transit to and from France or
just dropping in from the provinces,
the bridgehead and the Hinterland
' for a taste of metropolitan high life.
Coblenz, with a native population of
Go.OOO, has a permanent and floating
American population of at least 20,000;
and as the American soldier is very
much in evidence, out to see and do
everything he can and some things he
can't, the unreasonable pictorial im
pression is unescapable that we own
the town. Which we do.
The Teuton, with an ineradicable
elementary business shrewdness, is
making the best of the business of
occupation by catering to "the big pur
chasing power of the American sol
dier in every conceivable ingenious
-way, and you note evidences on 'every
hand that the commercially live Ger
man in Coblenz is getting his full
share of the new prosperity springing
from American dollars, or their equiv
alent in francs and paper marks.
"Fashionable Shines."
; A local Teuton genius, for instance,
discovered for the first time . that
doughboys would part with money for
having their shoes shined, and now at
least a dozen shoe-shining emporia
have blossomed out in Coblenz . and
are prospering mightily. The curious
fact is that until the coming of the
Amerikaners bootblacks were un
known in Germany, likewise public
bootblacking stands on street corners
and shoe-shining establishments gen
erally. American prosperity, too, came to ft
German family which set up a large
"umbrella" In the market place of Co
blenz, and under this shelter proceed
ed to operate one of those "photos on
buttons" cameras while you wait. A
good-natured crowd of doughboys Is al
ways hanging around this open air es
tablishment in fair weather waiting
their turn to get their photos on but
tons or postcards at five marks pur
dozen. German photographers gen
erally are prospering, and making a
determined bid for the doughboy busi
ness. ,
As another commercial novelty in
Coblenz you note that several vacant
stores have been turned into shooting
galleries and are drawing a respecta
ble doughboy patronage. Oue such
shooting gallery on the Rhine Strnsse
advertises in the window n "Prize
Shooting." The prize competition
costs the doughboy 20 cents a shot;
there are numbered prizes and you get
whatever number corresponds to your
score when you quit. If you score 35
hits you can select any prize in the es
tablishment. If you are out merely for
target practice, with no ambition to
win a prize, you can blaze away for 10
pfennigs a shot or, say, a shade more
than one cent.
" More elaborate-is a newly opened
German shooting gallery in the Lehr
Strasse. . Ilere you find automatons
and elaborate picture targets that are
set In motion when you hit the bull's
eye. Also, there are nlckel-in-the-slot
picture machines and musical traps
for small coins. This establishment,
particularly at night, is crowded with
doughboys ; few male natives stray In.
German women found it an attractive
resort for a while, but now a sign In
the window warns them that "Women
without male companions are not al
lowed within."
Many shops have appealing English
signs in their windows. Some of them
confidently assert that "English
Spoken" is within. German vendors
of picture post cards and souvenirs
continue to do a particularly thriving
business. A shop In the "Coblenzer
Hof," fronting the Rhine, for Instance,
advertises "Twenty Views of the Rhine
Here for Sale, 3 Marks.'r
8 U-Boats Sank 125 $
8 U. S. Ships in War $
8 S
Washington. American ship-
W PInS suffered comparatively lit- $
tie at the hands of Gorman sub- !
J m'arihes during the war, accord- ,
J ing to complete figures on allied ,
and neutral ship losses.
H Only 125 American vessels
were lost, as compared with J
5J 3,157 British. In tonnage figures J
$ the United States lost 3S.-),0C7 ft
$ tons, against Britain's 7,S18,S70, J
!J navy department figures show. (
J Neutrals and some of th'e ,
smaller entente nations suffered
t more than the United States, ft
oreece iosi iu veria huu iw- y
way 781. ft
ift Grand totals covering sinkings ft
?5 from August. 1914, to November A
A i, ioi8, mi ft
Ton- ft
Shirs, nase.
United States l- 3v5.' y
Gt. Britain (merchant). ?,475 7,747,935 V
Great Britain (fishing). 672 71,933
$ France E2S 97.138 fit
M Italy 6C5 Ki2,m fit
ft Japan 29 W.TM y
fii Belgium 34 81,408 W
Portugal 71 A
? Greece 12 337,515 fit
ft Russia 124 1S3.S52 fit
ft Norway 7S1 J,17S,333 V
T Sweden ISO 2iH,i32 V.
y Denmark 225 239.922 fi,
V Holland IK 199.976 A
ft Spain 79 107.693 J
fii Holland's losses, as shown in ft
it tha flinrfs. nro snifill ooninni'Pil A
with that nation's standing In ft
ft the shipping world.
, A
Despite the anti-fraternization rule,
many German booksellers guessed,
and guessed right, that numerous
American soldiers would pay real
money to pick up a smattering of con
versational German ; and In all book
shops you now find pamphlets teach
ing German in 20 lessons, pamphlets
of useful German phrases, and the
like. One sign In a bookshop window
advertises "The German Interpreter.
Conversation With Pronunciation for
British and American Soldiers."
V "I'm Mnt on Mint
ill nui an iuiui,
Crown Prince Says
Copenhagen. The former ft
J crown prince. Interviewed by a $
ft correspondent of the Berllngske ft
TIdende, admitted the possibility p
!j of his being tried by an Interna-
ft tlonal court, but declared he did ft
51 not Deneve ne wouia be exe- y ,
ft cuted. He stoutly maintained vft
J that he is not an Idiot. He
fii frankly admitted his unpopular- A
"People say I Incited war, but
rf"Mrvi mi infill )ina f f ri n o is nl Ytta K$
VjltliH.llV.LUU 41 11.3 Vi S3J till Uii3
J ' life,'" Friedrich Wilhelm was J
ft quoted as saying. "I was of the J
$ opinion Germany ought to be $
(J prepared, but I did not desire to
ft cause war. ft
, "I do not ask people to con-
ft sider me especially intelligent, fi
s but I am no idiot or degenerate,
ft as English and American papers
L say I am. ft
J X JillWV llltXUJ la UIUMI y
ft hated nation in the world. Why?
Because the relchstag never
ft voted anything for propaganda
P4 until too late. When , the war $
began we commenced propa-
ft ganda, but, alas, what propa- ft
A ganda 1" $
British Join Prow of One and Stern
of Other and Have New
Washington. A novel example of
naval salvage is now on duty with
the British fleet In n. M. S. Zubian,
an almost modern destroyer, which In
structure as well as in name Is the
successor of two destroyers damaged
during the war.
When H. M. S. Nubian was run
down and almost cut in half, It was
learned at the navy department, the
after portion of the ship, less than
two-thirds of the original vessel, was
brought into port and the work of re
building undertaken. Before great
progress had been made, however, the
destroyer Zulu, a sister ship, was sim
ilarly run down, and more than a third
of her stern sheared away.
British engineers were prompt to
see the opportunity, and within a
nhort time the stern of the Nubian
had been combined with the undam
aged bow of the Zulu and the com
plete destroyer launched and commis
sioned as the Zubian.
War Instrument Wiil Fix the Location
of Men Entombed by Ex
plosions. Washington. The geophone, invent
ed during the war to determine the
exact location of sounds above and
beneath the surface of the earth, soon
will be used extensively in mining op
erations In this country, the bureau of
mines announced. ' '
The instrument - proved of great
value to the allies before the cessa
tion of hostilities In determining the
location of hostile batteries and in de
tecting the approach of the enemy.
Digging of trenches or tunnels in the
earth also could be located with great
Almost equally valuable uses will
be found for the geophone in mining
operations, the bureau stated, either
for sounding purposes or In determin
ing the location of men blocked from
escape by cave-Ins or explosions.
Many lives are lost each year in
mines through inability of searching
parties to locate men thus held prison
er, and In such cases, the bureau
states, the Instrument could be used
tc great advantage.
Sixteen-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl
Calls Them Up With Fake
Death Stories.
Allentpwn, Pa. Charged with hav
ing sent all the seven local undertak
ers on wild goose chases through fake
telephone calls, Elsie Orcorto, aged
sixteen, was taken into custody by the
local police and put in charge of the
probation officer, Thomas B. Kellow.
Several rural undertakers were also
among her alleged victims.
It is charged that the girl summoned
the funeral directors to a number of
local home3 by telephone on represen
tations that a member of the family
had died. .
Tall Soldier Gassed.
Cleveland. Ohio. If "tho hitr,m.
are the harder , they full," Trlvate
runpia-j Miner or Cleveland was the
hardest hit man, in France during the
"late unpleasantness." He ; Is .seven
feet two inches high, and sai'd to be
the tallest man In the United States
army. He, was gassed in Argonne for
est, according to word just received
from him. An enclosed photograph
shows two "buddies" of his standing
under his outstretched arm with sev
eral Inches to spare.
Homely Hue of Immortal
Grass Is More Enchanting .
Than the Lily or the Roso
i.viiin in i.nnsi.ii- ,h;il'"t.:
tmiuw and dandelions i May. .
minute tenants of that m mlc
lira our oiliest nwiut ....
and when the lltf..l r
ended and the foolish wi'iin ulo '
market and tlio forum Is el,.,,! ..... .
heals over th.- wr vM' ""' ll''M,n
Into the h.-em ef .'..rtli has m.i.le n u.i
the o.uvet of liie Infant Hi
blanket of tl.e dond. Cm
foa-lvene ef mifun-lu-r voiiMn.
benediction.' 1'lebN Irnmplol
hattlo, NUurat.M with h I. with
the ruts of cniinon. cr..w K-vn n"nl"
with grass, anil enrtono is tVi'u.'tteH.
Streets abamlotud by tram,- hnvm-frrass-prown
like rural lane iui'l uro
obliterated. I'mvsts il.-eit.v, linrvests
perish, (lowers vanish, hut Krnss H lot
mortal. lieleiik'iier.Ml hy l bo Milb-n
hosts of u Inter H wlllulf.'iws Into tho
Impregnable fortr.s of it.- -"il'ter-raitean
vitality mol einrw !'" I,u'
first Solieltatl.Hi of sprliii;. Sewn
the winds, by tho wnii.lerliiu' I'lnlr
llli t til I'll I Hi I l.v II. . siilille .nmiialtllie
of the elements, whl.-h nr.' Its iniiii-r.'i'- ,
and servants, It softens iho nnle on! ;
line of the w.n-M. It hems ti" I 1 1 s 1 1 1 j
of bloom or .5 tn 1 . r. Imt its Ii -:;-1 ;
hue Is more eiu'liiuiliiii' thim the 1" ,
or the rose. It yields ne fruit In eni".!. j
or air, and yet, sb.mhl lis hnnest fail ;
for a single year, fiiiiilne w.nil.l d- '
populate the world. .lelill J. In(.''s. ;
Eight Well Defined Spots ;
on the Sun and May Be Seen 1
With Three-Inch Telescope
There are, nt jiroM'iit, l;ht very
well defined spots m the sun, that .
may be well seen w ilh n thre.' hu b
telescope, notes n eorrespondi'iit. Six
of them lie. In ki' -u p-s ef I w... nlong '
a parallel to the sun's, nlid
about 15 .leKreos n..rtli of It, 1'ho
other two are cU-se tyuther am!
about the same ijlstfll(,i'' south of
the solar fe.-jlmtuis near t lu- sun's east- ,
(rn lhiih. If seen nnir tlio horizon
these parallels nro almost vi-rtlonl.
Since one niiiiiot look dlr.'.-ily at
the sun, these spot-; run be l't s. . n
by foeussliu' tho limit:.' of the si;n
on a white iinl bold lit a Utile .IN-
tiinee from the eyepl. if the t.l-
escope or Held U'l.."-. Wlu-u !l,e lin
ngO of the sun Is tbn e ho bos In .iam
eter, those spots a. pour u I e nhoiit '.
One-slSteelith of tin in. Ii hi illaliieler, 1
or about i i u'-ilf ti'.n 1 1 1 .. lo- m:h's .i
anieter. This won!. I make their in t-
unl breadth aliont 17,' tnll.-s or I
somewhat inorothun tuho the illiuno- '
ter of the earth. Their nature Is not :
precisely known, but il.ey ni .' li.-!lc .
to be eruptions in the snu s snrl'ne...
The glpantic scale of solar a.llvlty
Is well Illustrated hy their ( lonnioiH '
The only In(liicii-. that sun spots :
have been actually .lemon-trali-i to
have on the earth Is on Its magnetism, i
At a time of ninny sun spots, iniicnetle
disturbances are muro n ui . . r. ui-s nnd ;
violent, and the 1. .reall.s Is ;
more fre.iient.
a nr1 1
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VivAi Hread, VWa, Snails, Doughnuts-Daily
Light Lunches Served at all Hours.
( 1 lome) TI IE CITY BAKERY. (lIornt)
I fV':7 m
r Km.
The Independence National Bank
j omt'KRS.
II, !iIHSt'lii:Ki:i, I'rvs. V. . M-.AKS, Vk(;
I It A D. MIX, Cimhier.
Trann.tct a (Jeiu ral Hanking Hulnc Intrret Paid on Time
DlIUJCTOr.S -H. Hirm liU-rg, W. II. Walker, D. W. Sean, I, A. L
Otis D. I'aitli r.
AIothers' Cook Book
A Grocery That Never
Disappoints Customers
ICheapeSL f0 M Best Because Big
Nor can I count Mm 1 ,:. ji.I"--. t who h,v.
Been foreed with lite ov.a ha 1,'s c ,1ns
to avor,
An.1 for hlinsi-ir lltol out tin; way .lhln..;
lie never knew tho ns . r. i a ' loi -loii.-i
Ho never pnrn'i1 lloi stri'wl. r's ri rif. Ie-n?
- Low oil.
Serve a Salad Every Day.
Tho simple green, crisp wM. b
In ninny looidllles nmy ho bod 'o. ti,,.
sntherinK, are the bent ,,f b!,,,,, (,..
les In the spring time. Water ,T(.SSi
dandelion greens, young onions, lott n,.,.'
and radishes are nil .i,t Innl.lo In
most plneoH. Where (Int.. li rnuuhrJ
vnter irom a Rprln' (not too rnr,it
one may sot out plants of water crsH
and lenve a salud for future genera
tions to enjoy.
,A simple Treneh dressing Is gen
erally liked for those crisp, reen sal
ads; take one tnblosponnfu! of good
vinegar nnd throe of tlm best olive
oil, salt, a little sugar nnd pepper to
taste. Corn oils are also good if
olive oil Is not to be obtained.
Beet and Potato Salad.
Cut six cooked beets and six pota
toes In small balls with a FronrU
vegetable cutter. The hits of left
overs may be used in hnsh or n n
moat loaf. Put the potatoes In n
Rood dressing, ellbnr mnyonnalse or
boiled dressing, but well .seasoned
odd one cupful of chopped chives -,,'
olives mixed. Garnish will, the best
halls dipped In vinegar, S(1.V(1 . r
lettuce. ' "
But Biggest Because Bes
Largs Quantities
No Order Too Utgt To Ft
No Order Too Small To K
This Store Aims t .Serve the Public Pleasantly and Wfl-&
l! Wl" 'll '" Just as Represented nnd When Drders M Give
We SKXKR liUI'I.ICATK. We Sand You Just What You 0
Never Semi the "Ju: t Good" Kind.
Calbreath & Jones
Marguerite Salad.
Shred one head of '.elinc,..
range it on Individual mm,
and n i-
the whites of hnnl cooke.l ,.K h '''
... ..,..11 uower cup. Km ,,.
Sour Cream Dre8Biriq.
Take half a enpru! f , .. .,
one-forth of n lonsponnr,,, ,lf'
the same of pfl,ikn .,,,
ery seed to taste and , t, ,i '"
of good flavored vineg uo"."""r"'
cream and blend nil t , ' ' Z ' m
before serving. '"'cdieiits
Best (or the West
Established 1885
tSQ IVrdloU..,, O ... . - a.
Corn "Golden liantam"
Exceptionally early and
in flavor and tendernebs
not equalled by any
other variety. The ears
are short and compact
and the kernels plumn
and creamy. This and
thousand other vee
tables host for the West
jay e selected from'
I'J2 ratn ocv n,i e j
at your dealers.
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