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About Cloverdale courier. (Cloverdale, Tillamook County, Or.) 190?-19?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 22, 1917)
BIT FOURTEEN MONTHS
AT THE PRONT
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I passed through I'rudelles ulsjut two
m onths later, ami I w e nt Into tiie
j churchyard w here those chaps were
j hurled. T he |ieop!e of the village have
set little w hite crosses ut the bead of
each grave. On c u-h cross are the name,
n u m b e r and regiment of tiie soldier
lying below, ami under th a t is “ Mort
de lu C ham p d'H oiineur.” it w as a
most thoughtful tiling for those poor
. pea sa n ts to do.
* Ji w as in a village calle 1 O utrasteene.
. unite n e a r I’rudelles, th a t I first saw
: tiie JTince of Wales. He w a s w ith ¡-dr
| John French, uml they w ere revlc-w-
[ lug a brigade th a t h a d n 't been In the
, country very long. H e Is a nice look-
in* fellow, hut very boyish in appeur-
( an*e. H e Is liked by the men and
1 quite o lte u will go and s.t am ong them
j and talk to them.
I Soon a f te r this I received orders to
I prepare fur a tw o day Journey in the
| car. 1 d id n 't know w here I w as to go
i untii the night before 1 w as to start,
with the w ords "spe ial du ty ,” p e rm it
ted me to go w here I pleased. H a d I,
been w ithout it I would have been a r
rested about every ten minutes.
T he defenses in P a r is against hostile
a irc ra ft a tta c k w ere a revelation to
I never saw a n y th in g more
thorough In my life. Any of tlie more
venturesom e G erm ans who care to
m a ke an a tte m p t against 1’uri.s a re In
for u hot reception.
T w o day a a f te r my arriv a l the officer
w’bom I w as to take buck to the front
said he w a s ready to s ta r t a n d to pre
pare th e * a r for the return Journey on
the m orrow . Tin* ride hack w a s un
eventful, b u t w! * n we a rriv e d we
found th a t th e h eadquarters w ere go
ing to tie moved north across th e Bel
gian frontier the next day. We were
to ta k e over the Job of holding the
tow n of I ’operlnghe. which the F rench
hml been occupying. W e w ere then
taking over more front titan w e had
been holding previously.
At this time the roads w ere iu u te r
rible condition. They a re m ade of cob
blestones in tiie middle, but e ither side
Is nothing but mud. so a f te r a few
tlays' rain if one slips off the stones he
finds him self in a regular quagm ire
and will siuk in over the axle.
W e took Poperinghe from the French,
and while w e w ere moving In they
were moving out. and the tw o lines of
transport, each going over the same
road, resulted in some fine mixnps.
Eventually w e arrived all right anil
found th a t th is place w a s much better
than Ilazebrouck. which we had left.
Hazebrouck w as the junction of seven
railroad lines and consequently a popu-
i lar target for G erm an aircraft.
T here w as every facility for q u a r te r
ing the men ami horses, good offices
for the staff, anil we w ere much nearer
the firing line a t 1’operlngbe. In iu.v
oar I have m ade th e run from our
trern Lies to Poperinghe in less than
tw enty minutes, so you can see th a t we
were not very f a r behind the actual
w but became of blm In the i~nd, b u t the
lust of his stu n ts th a t I heard about
wa3 this: T here w as a big seventeen
inch howitzer doing us an a w fu l lot of
damage. Jt w as out of range of our
guns, and we xt’ero imn h p u t about as
to bow to get It out of action.
T he "m ad m a jo r ” w ent out alone in
bla aeroplane and took with him Just
one bomb, n hundred pounder, l i e lo
cated the gun he w anted while flying
a t an altitude of 3,000 f e e t.’ H e got
right over the position a n d stopped his
engine. H e did a nose «live to within
40d feet of tiie /pm. T hen he dropped
ins bomb and blew the thing to atoms,
l i e got bach safely, tmt the pianos of
ids luaehin" were riddled w ith bullets.
Soon a f te r this We w t re on the move,
and, ns it happen*d, we w ent from bad
to Worse. T he iirsi day we entered n
little place tha t w as unoccupied by
troops, uml we derided to spend the
night there. T he G erm uns must have
heard of our arrival promptly, for be
fore w e hud Ln.n there an hour sheds
began 1 > drop In on us.
T h e officer 1 xlna driving was with
hie ul the time the tirst one burst. It
lauded in tin* back yard of the house
we were in, and the force of th e explo
sion sent us all in a heap on the floor.
The officer decided t hut we would get
out of the place and find some nice,
quiet spot to spend the night Wo le 't
a t onee and w ent ah* ut live miles down
the road until we t r i n e to u held uni-
bulance. We found that they hail some
spare stretchers, so we decided to stay
there. T h e officer's servant carried
stre tc h e rs in for all of us. and a f te r '<
having something to cal we w ent right
to sleep, as we w ere tired out.
1 dou’t believe w*> had been asleep
more than an hour when a shell landed
in thut Held nmbulun *•! It tore through
the roof and burst in the room next to *
us, killing iinfl wounding eighteen men
who hud already been wounded once.
1 got up in a hurry, but found tha t the
officer w a s before me. ami when 1
Leland B. Erwin
reached the c a r he w as m aking himself
com fortable in the tonneau. 1 took my
w aterproof sheet *i:tid blankets and
matte myself a bed on tin* cobblestones
Diploma from the Chicago
under the car. I slept like a log until
It began to rain, a n d thou I got up in
disgust and s a t u p the rest of the night
Clovertlale on T h u r s
In the driving scut.
day of each week.
T he next day w e stopped in a little
village called I'rudelles, the place
Those desiring to take les
sons please engage a lesson period
w here the G erm ans had stood n priest
T h e P rin c e of W ales, W ith S ir Jo h n
now. Leave word at the Cloverdale
up ngnluMt the wall <>f his own church
F re n c h , R e v ie w in g a B rigade.
Hotel or write me at Tillamook.
anil shot him because he wouldn't give
them the Information they wanted.
anti thon I was told th a t 1 w a s to go
Terms $J.OO Per Lesson.
Across from tills church w as a little to Paris to got an officer w ho w as w a it
“estaniinet,” w here I went to buy s ing ft r nit- there. <>f course 1 w a s de
bottle of w ine to have with my *1 inner. lighted, for I hadn't lavn in any large
You can imagine my surprise when the city for a long time.
Frenchw om an in charge called me an
P a ris is more th a n lit in miles from
••English pig” and said that she would w here wt- w e re then, and my orders
sell nothing to the English. I told her were to m ake it in one tiny. While il
w h a t I thought of her, and she told nn* w as a long J uirney. I felt that it would
What she thought of me.
be well w orth it. so 1 set out w ith a
She saitl the English were thieves, light heart
At Filler* I bit the multi
L. S. HUSHBECK Proprietor.
m urderers ami other nice tilings and P a ris road, and It w a s glorious. T here
Informed tn*> also th a t the only tru e is no speed limit f- r a disputi li car.
gentlemen In (lit* world were the I’rus- anil you Let t was flying my H u e and Dining Room run on Family Style
slaus. Sln> certainly laid me aroused, white ting that day. Straight dow n
and I w as going to a rre st every one I through St. Yeuaiit. St. Pol. I mullen*
could lltul In tiie house until her d a u g h and Amiens I flew, a n d about fluito 1
ter cam e In.
cam e It) tin- o u tsk irts of Paris. | was
She saw at once how tilings were and surprised on entering tin* c apital to
led the ol*l hid.v upstairs ami then ex
find so few British soldiers. I knew
plained tha t the G orm ans hml taken that we had several perm anent bases
her tw o youngest sisters aw ay and tha t In tin- vicinity, and 1 expected to finti
since th a t tim e her m other had boon the place sw a rm in g w ith Tommies.
Office Ground Floor
Bell Phone 53-
P. O. Box 147
il w a s outside of Fradelles Unit we
With Rollio Watson
ran Into the G erm ans and bad a long
Bomb Throwing Perilous Work.
distance scrap. We were not strong,
SOON found tlit- reason for T o m
ami we didn't know how strong they
were, so We were not pressing them
m y's absence, for as soon as 1 left
the c a r autl sta rte d out on foot 1
very hard until some re-enforcement*
cam - up. I think they were lit tin- w as continually t elng stopped and ask
same position, for they didn't try to got od who I was, w bat 1 was. w here did
to close qua rte rs So wo kc.iy at it nil I come from, w h a t w as l doing and
afternoon until at night t h e Germ uns w hat was | going to do. Being on
L. V. E B E R H A R D , Manager.
retired, nuil we camped a little farther spe- ial duty, l_J#od a pass hi my pos
on uml V aitisi fer our main body to se -sion widt h ben- th e F rench stam p Complete S,-t of A list mots of the Records
come up Our casualties num bered - nly as well as tin- British. T his pas*
ul Tillaniunk C ountv, Oregon.
about tw enty dead, ami w e burled them would ta k e uu* a n y w h e re in France or
In the i b u r d o uni V fort- w o left
Belgium, mid a t' - h of It. coupled TILLAM OOK.
In ever line of Merchandise, hut none
more especially than in
Our large stock is in every instance the best that can he h a d
and our aim will be to keep the high standard up.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware j
Stoves. Hanges, Farm and
And everything usually kept in a first-class hard ware store, and
all goods are of the best quality.
Alex McNair & Do., Tillam ook, Ore.
FIRE IN SU R A N C E
An a d v e rtise m e n t this
size in th e Cloverdale
Courier a t only 35c th e
D on’t let th e
door hinges of your busi
ness place get rusty for
th e w ant of a little a d v e r
The Todd Hotel
Rooms 50 and 75 Cents, Special
Rales by (be Week.
A bstracts on Short Notice
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TH E POINT IS'. NOW
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HAS KNOWN FOR 8 5 YEARSJ GENUINE GRAVELY]
The Best Antiseptic
C o a tes . P
r e s id e n t .
OF TILLAMOOK COUNTY. OREGON.
TILLA M O O K CITY
O REG O N .
Opp. Court House,
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Lyseptic is com pletely soluahle in
water. A teaspoon full to one q u a r t of
W rite for Literature.
w ater is tiie average stre n g th to be used
for a ntiseptic, germicide, de ode ra nts,
wounds, cuts, nail p u n c tu re s, m ange, TILLAMOOK.
hoof rot, m nd fever, lice, fleas, da ndruff,
sham poo, being of a soapy n a tu r e proves FRANK TAYLOR,
very effective for w ashing tiie a n im a ls ’
and stable uteneils, anti if used
eral, improves stable conditions, infect
ion, am o n g cattle, abortion, foul dis
charge ami e x ternally to prevent tlit.»
spread of diseases.
CHAS. I. CLOUGH,
RpiiahlftEruggist, Tillamook. Ore ’A. 0. EVERSON
Money to Loan
Real Estate Agency
See n-e for realty deals.
Tillamook Undertaking Co.
R. N. IIENKEL, Proprietor.
N ight a n d Day calls
prom ptly a tte n d e d .
Clo ver dale : J. N. PEARCY
S ixth S tre e t at Second A venue E a s t
T ILLA M O O K .
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Leave Clovertlale daily at
7:30 a. in . arriving M Tilla $
mook at 10 a. m. — m t i m e for 2
morning train to Portland.
Leave Tillamook at 3 p. m , ♦
X arriving at Cloverdale at 5 $
* p. ra.
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ATTORNEYS AT LAW
928 C h a m b e r of Com m erce,
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