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nRND IIULLHTIN, HRM), OURflON, THURSDAY, NOVKMltKIl OR, 1018
RED CROSS WILL
AID SICK PEOPLE
CONVALESCENTS TO BE
Food and Supplies Arc to lie Fur
nished Homw Money Will Bo
Necessary to Carry on
(From Friday's Daily.)
rinn8 for taking caro of thoso con
valescing from influenza wero made
today by tho Bend chapter of tho
Red Cross when It was announced
by tho officials that a fund would bo
provided for this work, and as far
as posslblo all thoso needing aid nro
to bo given it by mombcra of the
chapter. It has been reported that
thcro aro many homes In tho city
where practically all members of tho
family havo been afflicted with tho
disease, and It tho physicians, neigh
bors or persons themselves will re
port these cases help will bo given
them, together with food and sup
plies. Tho Red Cross motor corps will
deliver tho necessary provisions
where a demand is xnndo for them,
or upon tho order of tho attending
physicians. In this manner it Is
hoped to furnish milk, mnlted milk,
soup, steaks, eggs and fruits to the
Thcro has been no fund provided
for this work, and tho expense will
of necessity have to be raised through
popular subscriptions. Thoso who
nro willing to donate to tho fund may
leavo their subscriptions at Tho Bul
letin office, with Mrs. H. K. Brooks
or -Mrs. W. C. Blrdsnll nt tho Pilot
Butto Inn, or it notification is mado
to any one of tho above donations
will bo called for.
It is a worthy causo and members
of tho Red Cross see in It a possi
bility to aid those who through sick
ness aro unablo to attend to their
own wants. Tho names of thoso
who aro willing to donate their
time, money or supplies are needed
and should bo turned over to either
Mrs. Blrdsall or Mrs. Brooks.
STRIDES ARE MADE
IN PAST CENTURY
(By United Prrs to The Dod Bulletin.)
LONDON, Oct. 29. By Mull.)
Should women bo whipped?
Just a century ago wiseacres, poli
ticians and noble lords of Orcat
Britain wero debating the point. It
was quite a new idea to worry about
what was happening to women, but
after some discussion It was decided
that they ought not to bo whipped
that tho best way to handle them was
on tho "gentle-but-flrra" method
and In 1820 tho wiseacres, politicians
and noble lords passed n bill known
as tho whipping act, prohibiting the
corporal punishment oC women.
Having mado this exertion on
women's behalf they returned to the
discussion of things which inter
Fifty years passed. Tho seed
which had ben planted in 1820 began
to take root in 1870, and tho ques
tion of special legislation for women
again bobbed up. This time an act
was passed allowing women to be
possessors of their own property a
magnanimohs document known as
the married woman's property act.
Those two acts, small In them
selves, were of great Importance to
women. They were the first admis
sion that women had any rights or
In the last GO years women havo
come to tho foreground in leaps and
bounds. By the interpretation act
of 1889 tho'government went to far
as to allow that "words in nny act
of parliament passed after 1850 im
puting tho musculine gendor shall
include females unless the contrary
Somotmng to sell? Advertise
The Bulletin's classified column.
BRICK BUILDINGS IN BEND OTHER BUILDINGS
VALUE ABOUT VALUE ABOUT
FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS OVER
EX.GUNNER AMD C.H1FP PFTTVSciPCfrrrF-i i-Lmav ?
MEMBEPv OF THE FOREIGN LEGION OF FRANCE Z?'
CAPTAIN GUN TURRET. FRENCH BATTLESHIP CASSArD-r7
WINNER OF THE CROIX DE GUERRE Cr
Stopping the Hum at Dlxmude.
X was standing in a communication
trench that connected one of our front
line trenches with a crater caused by
the explosion of a mine. All around
me men of the third lino wero coming
up, climbing around, digging, hammer
ing, shifting planks, moving sandbags
up and down, bringing up new timbers,
reels of barbed wire, ladders, cases of
ammunition, machine guns, trench
mortars all the things that make nn
army look like a general store on legs.
Tho noise of the guns was Just deaf
rnlng. Our own shells passed not far
abovo our heads, so close were the
enemy trenches, and the explosions
wero so near awl so violent that when
you rested your rltlc butt on something
solid, like a rock, you could feel It
shake and hum every tlmo a shell
Our first lino was Just on tho out
tklrts of tho town, in trenches that
had been won and lost by both sides
many times. Our second line was In
the streets and the third line was
almost at the south end of the town.
Tho linns were hard at It, shelling
tho battered remains of Dlxmude, and
to tho right stretcher bearers were
working In lines so close that they
looked like two parades passing each
other. But the bearers from the com
pany near me bad not returned from
tho emergency dressing stntlon and
the wounded were piling up, waiting
A company of the 2mc Legion Etran
gere had Just come up to tako their
stations In the crater, under the para
pet of sandbags. A shell landed among
them Just before they entered the cra
ter and sent almost a whole squad
west, besides wounding several others.
Almost before they occupied the
crater tho wires were laid and reached
back to ns, and the order came for us
to remain where wo were until further
Then wo got the complete orders.
We were to make no nol.n but were all
to be ready In ten minutes. We put
on goggles and respirators. In ten
minutes the bombers were to leave the
trenches. Thrcv mines were to ex
plode and then we were to take and
hold a certain portion of tho enemy
trenches not far off. We wero ull
ready to start up the ladders when
they moved Nlg"s section over to ours
and he sneaked up to me and whis
pered behind his hand, "Bo a sport.
Doc; make it fifty-fifty and gimme n
I did not have any Idea what he
meant and he had to get bock to his
squad. Then the bombers came up to
the ladders, maKked and with loaded
sacks on their left arms. "One min
ute now," said the officers, getting on
their own ladders and drawing their
revolvers though most of tho officers
of the Legion charged with rifle and
bayonet like their men.
Then Boom I Slam I Bang! and
the mines went off.
"Allezl" and then the parapet was
filled with bayonets and men scram
bling and crawling and falling and get
ting up again. The smoke drifted back
on us, and then our own machine guns
began ahead of us.
Up toward the front the bombers
were fishing In their bags and throw
ing, Just like boys after a rat along
the docks. The black smoke from the
"Jack Johnsons" rolled over us and
probably there was gas, too, but you
could not tell.
The front lines had taken their
trenches and gone on and you could
see them, when you stood on a para
pet, running about llko hounds through
tho enemy communication trenches,
bombing out dugouts, disarming pris
oners very ecury-looklng In their
masks nnd goggles. Tho wounded
wero coming buck slowly. Then we
got busy with our work In tho dugouts
BRICK & LUMBER CO.
and communication trenches and fire
bays, with bayonets nnd bombs, dig
glng tho Bodies out nnd sending them
"west." And every onco In n whllo a
Frit on ono sldo would step out and
yell "Knmemd." while, llko ns not, on
tho other side, his pnl would pot you
with n revolver when you started to
pick htm up, thinking he was wounded.
Then wo stood nsldo at tho entrance
to n dugout nnd somo Roches en inn
out In slnglo tile, shouting "Knmernd"
Tho Bomber Were Fishing In Their
Bag and Throwing.
for nil they were worth. One of them
had his mask and fnco blown oft; yet
ho was trying to talk, with tho tears I
rolling down over the raw flesh. Ho i
died five minutes Inter. I
On. night, whllo I wns lying back In !
tho trench trying not to think of any-.
thing and go to sleep tho bombs began '
to get pretty thick around there, end
when I could not stand It any longer
I rushed out Into tho bay of the II ro
trench and right up against tho para
pet, whero It was safer.
Hundreds of star shells wero being
sent up by both sides nnd tho field
nnd tho trenches wero ni bright cs
day. All up and down the trenches
our men wero dodging about, keeping
out of the way of the bombs that
were being thrown In our faces. It
did not seem ns If thero was any plnco
Whrr It WAR nosslhln tn ent mrnp I
Most of tho time I was picking dirt out ,
of my eyes that explosions hnd driven
If you went Into a dugout tho toed '
already In thero would shout, "Don't i
Btru tn n hunnh nron,i n wi,
-"- " " WW .. ..I'....... WU , ,,.tU I
you wero In n dugout you kept expect
ing to bo buried nllvo and when you
went outsldo you thought tho Bodies
wero aiming nt you direct and thero
was no place at all where you felt
But tho flro bay looked better than
tho other places to roc. I had not been
thcro moro than a few minutes when
a big ono dropped ln nnd that bay was
Just ono mess. Out of the 21 men in
the bay only eight escaped.
When the stretcher bearers got thcro
they did not hnvc much to do in tho
way of rescue It wns moro pallbear
A stretcher bearer was picking up
one of tho boys, when n grenndo land
ed alongside of him and you could not
find n fragment of cither of them.
That mado two that landed within
twelve feet of mo; yet I was not oven
When I got so that I could movo I
went over to whero tho captain wns
standing, looking through u perlscopo
over tho pamper. I wan very nervniiH
nnd oxctted nnd wart afraid (o speak
to him, but somehow I thought I
ought to nsk for orders. Hut I
could not any n word. Finally it
shell whirred over our heads -Just
missed us, It seemed llko, nnd I liroko
out: "Whnt did you sect Wlmt's nil
of tho news)" and so on. I guess I
chattered llko a monkey.
Then ho yelled: "You'ro tho gunner
officer. You'ro Just In tlmo I've lo
cated their mortnr batteries."
I surely wished I was tho gunner
officer. I would hnvc enjoyed It moro
if I could hnvo got back nt Fritz
somehow. Hut I wns not tho gunner
ofilcer nnd I told him so. I had to
shout at htm qulto n whllo beforo ho
would believe me. Then ho wanted
mo to find tho gunner ofilcer, but I
did not know whero to find him. If I
could hnvo got to our guns I guess I
would hnvo had another medal for
working overtime, but I missed tho
About this tlmo another bomb cams
over and clouted out tho best friend
I had In my company. Beforo tho
war ho had been one of tho finest sing
ers In tho Paris opera houses. When
ho was with us ho used to sny that
the only dtfTtyenco between him nnd
Caruso was $2,500 n night.
A pollu nnd I dragged htm Into n
dugout, but It wns too Into. Ono side
of his fnco wns blown ofT; tho wholo
right sldo of him wan stripped off
and four fingers of tho right hand
I stuck my head out of tho dugout
nnd there wns the captain discussing
the matter with himself, cursing tho
Oermnns from hero to Helgoland nnd
putting In n word for tho bombn every
once In a while. All up and down the
trenches you could hear our men
cursing the Germans In nil kinds of
language:.. Believe me, I did my bit
nnd I could hear somebody else using
good old United .State cusi words,
too. It certainly did not make mo feel
any better, but It gnve mo something
to do. I think that was why all of
ns cursed so much then, though wo
wero pretty handy with language nt
nny time. But when you are under
heavy tiro like that and cannot give
It back ns good as you get. you go
crazy unless you hnvo something to do.
Cussing Is tho best thing wo could
Up the trench tho third bny was
simply Hinnshed In nnd the Oermnns
wero placing bomb after bomb right
In It and In ours. Tho captain yelled
nut that he was going up to the next
liny to examine It, but no moro hnd
ho got thero than he hnd his head
taken clean off his shoulders.
At daybreak our trenches wero nil
pounded in nnd tnoit of our dugouts
wero filled up. Then Frltx opened up
with his nrtlllery flro right on us. Wo
thought they wero going to clmrgo and
wu Krc.i tiieir nnrmgo woum mi
nn wo coul(l BC0 ,hetn como ovcrv ,
Wo received orders to stand to with
RvA bayonets. Then tho mnn nt tho
perlscopo shouted, "They cornel"
A battery directly behind us went
mxo action nrsi nnu men u.ey mi
J0'' ln '""' lnHl,lu ot nvo minutes
nbout eight hundred guns wero raising
Coin with Fritz. Tho Bodies wero
caught rquaro In No Man's Land nnd
our rifles nnd machine guns simply
mowed them down. Many of them
enmo half way ncross, then dropped
their guns nnd run for our trencher
to give themselves up. They could not
hnvo got buck to their own trenches.
It wns n shame to waste a shell on
these poor flsh. If they hud been civ
vies tho law would prevent you from
hitting them you know tho kind.
hardly drug themselves
'" ls ,,' wy " ,ook w,,cn yu
navo got them. Hut when they hnvo
&ot you kicks, cuffs, bnyonet Jabs
thero '8 nothing they will not do to
wld to your misery. They seem to
......... '.. .
think that It boosts their own courago.
An nrtlllery fire llko ours wns great
fun for tho gunners, but It wns not
much fun for Fritz or for us In tho
trenches. Wo got under cover almost
as much ns Fritz nnd held thumbs foi
tho gunners to get through In n hurry.
Then the flro died down nnd It was
eo quiet It mudo you Jump,
Wo thought our pnrapet wns busted
up a good deal, but when wo looked
through tho perlscopo wo saw what
hud happened to Fritz' trenches nnd,
bellcvo me, they wero practically
Out In No Man's Land It looked llko
Woolworth's Hvc-und-ten; everywhere
were gruy uniforms, with tlncups nnd
accoutcrmcntfl thnt belonged to tho
Oermnns beforo our nrtlllery nnd ma
chine guns got to them.
Our stretcher bearers wero busy,
currying tho wounded back to flrst-nhl
dressing station, for, of course, wo hnd
suffered too. From thero tho blesses
wero shipped to tho clearing station.
Tho dead lay In tho trenches ull day
nnd nt night they wero carried out
by working purtles to "Stiff purk," ns.
I called It.
A man with anything on his mind
ought not to go to tho front-lino
trenches. Ho will bo cruzy Insldo of
n month. Tho beat way Is not to
euro whether It ruln3 or snows: thero
nro plenty of Important things to
(To Bo Continued,)
AM'! 'TOO LAItCJI'3
With tho prosont prlco of, turkoys,
butchers of tho city nro not landing
up with tho fowls, A greater portion
of tho birds grown ln this county
havo been too largo for tho local
markot and growers havo boon com.
polled to ship tholr product to roallzo
DONATIONS ARE STILL
BEING SENT IN.
District No. !!U HoportN with nn Addi
tional Amount of ftl7.nu
Other Name Added to
the l.tnt in Mend.
(From Thursday's Dally.)
In spltu of tho, fact that tho county
Htandttiig In tho United Welfare War
drive Is over 171 per cent., with u
total amount received of over
$11,400 on an original quota of
I6G00, contributions continue to
come In to Ihu officii of Chairman
Foley, an additional lint of names
lining sent In this morning by It, K,
Crimen of school district No. 22,
$17.60 In donations having been
added to tho former report from this
In tho city district additional
names have also been added.
Deschutes county Is still lu the
lead III tho Mate, It was atiuouiired
today, although ono other county had
raised n total of IG4 pur cunt, on Its
Tho following nro tho additional
nnimm to tho roll of honor In Hand:
1 C. Iludow.
J. I.. Ivy.
Thoso whoso iinmes nro listed on
tho second report sent In by Chair
man Crimes from district 22 aro us
P. K. U. Chrlstofforsoii. H. II.
Hiiyti, !:. Wornstnff, A, Wornstuff, l.
Nelson, 11. J. Mersdorf, Mr. and Mrs.
Sultong, Mrs. K. A. (Irlfllii, J. I..
MnloRh. John Williams, J. II. Miner
WAR TROPHIES ARE
WANTED AT TEMPLE
(From Mondays Dally.)
An effort to secure war trophies
to bo placed on exhibition In tho
Liberty temple In this city Is being
nindu by tho county war workers, tho
following uottco appearing In tho
"War trophies aro wanted for tho
Liberty temple, nt Hem! and Holier!
K. Smith, Liberty loan executive
manager for Oregon, has Joined with
tho Bund committee In asking for
loans, 'It might bo that somo per
sons residing In Portland hnvo In
their possession war trophies- which
they would ho willing to loan for n
short tlmo to tho Bund committee.
II. J. Ovurturf, the chairman of tho
Bend committee, will bo penionully
responsible for their safe return.
Any wnr relics can bo left nt this of
fice, 222 Northwestern Bank build
ing. Wo will recolpt for them mid
uttend to ull transportation dulnlls,' "
(From Thursday's Dally.)
Pure bred Lincoln ram lambs
which wero brought Into this county
from Union nnd Wallowu counties
hnvo been distributed nmoug the
sheepmen and farm flock owners of
Central Oregon. Twenty woru pur
chased by Oeorgo Jones, whllo others
nro being tnkon by tho farm flock
owners of tho county.
Tho Llncolus nro heavy sheep, par
ticularly adapted to Central Oregon
ran go conditions.
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711 ARE TO BE
COMING RETURNED HOME
THIRTY DIVISIONS TO
1,100,000 .Men Aro to Remain with
Fondling an Army of Occupa
tion Certain Unit to
Ho Kent Hack,
Hy Carl I). Croat
(UnlUd I'rrM HUft CurrnponiUnt.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2.1. -Nearly
f.0,000 American aoldlors died dur
ing tho war nnd nearly 1 HO, 000 worn
wounded, Ounorul -March, chief or
stuff, told tho correspondents today
at tho weekly conference. The sol
diers killed In action or died or
wounds number nearly 30,000, whllo
1C.000 died ot disease, with 2130
takuu prlsonuni. Tho total casual
ties reached tho number of 230,117.
Many divisions aro slated for an
early return to tho United Htntes.
General Pershing Is understood to
havo cabled the recommendation that
30 divisions ho kept abroad for tho
present, leaving approximately 1,
400,000 as America's portion for tho
occupation of enemy territory, and
releasing 700,000 to bo returned to
the Pulled States.
Tho first divisions to bo returned
to this country, according to (lenoral
March will In all probability bo tho
Thirty-first, tho Thirty-fourth, Thir
ty-eighth, Thlrty-uliith, Seventy-
sixth, KlKhty-fourth, r.lKhly-slitti
and Klghty-soventh, together with
nine regiments of coast artillery and
two field artillery brigades, beslden
tho aero siiiiailron from Knglatid
General March said (Jenurnl Per
shing had been ordered to send
homo, ns far as the available trans
portation facilities will permit, such
units as nro not needed for tho
present army ot occupation, Theso
branches nro in embers of thu railroad
nrtlllery and army nrtlllery, tho
gns, tank and air services, besides
skeletons ot certain divisions used
Forty-four thousand Germans fell
prlsonuni to tho Americans during
thu war, and 1400 guns wero taken.
(From Thursday's Dally)
Announcement of tho purchase of
tho Altamout hotel by Miss Allco
HpauldliiK from Dr. K. 11. Jackson of
Un Angelim wus mado this afternoon
hy J. II. Miner, who negotiated tho
sale. Miss Hpuuldlug hits operated
tho Altamout during tho past several
years, having It under lease. Con
sideration In thu transaction In being
(11 Unltr.1 Vm to Tli lUal IlutMln.)
WASHINGTON, Nov, 2C French
Ambassador Jussuruud will accom
pany President Wilson to Franco on
thu pence conference mission, It was
learned early today.
WAR BOARD WORK
Work of compiling n statement for
tho govorumont giving thu number
ot men to go from Deschutes county
during thu wur Is still being carried
on at tho war board office. It Is ex
pected that tho work will bo com
pleted this week.
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