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THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1018
THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
Const Artillery Completes Voy
age From Pacific to At
An Atlantic Tort, Mnrcn 20. The
first groat utqp of the war Journey of
tho 06th artillery, composod largoly
ot tho tnon of tho old Oregon coast
artillery regiment, has boon taken,
Tho mon ara relaxing In UiIb port
aftr tho more or lean hcivvy strain
of a protracted voyngo on a trans
port. Tho noxt lug of tho journoy,
tnnt across tho Atlantic to tho placo
bohlnd tho icctors of tho great war
front will conio In a few days no
ono knows how many, and would
not say If tho Information wore at
Th mon havo soon much and arc
realizing tho vastnnss of tho world,
tho minuteness of, unch individual's
part In Its dovelopmont and tho vast
ness of tho undertaking or tho world
war. Strango sights and strango
countries and strango customs havo
been soon, but moro than ono tins
"As I see tho world and know Its
people, 1 am moro than Had that I
llvo In Oregon."
Tho trip through Oregon and Cali
fornia by roll was a delightful ono
for tho mon, recipients ot hospitality
and attention In ovory town through
which they passed. Several days
were spent In San PrnnclBco loading
tho transport and examining tho mon
for signs ot contagious diseases that
might break out during tho voyage
Then ono sunny afternoon, when the
goldon liuxo of California lay ovor tho
hay and. mellowed tho rocklnoss of
Alcatraz and Mount Tamalpals, tho
groat gray vessel slipped down to
tho sea, through tho Golden Onto
and out Into tho Pacific.
Pleasant Voyage on Pacific,
For days tho expedition Hwung to
tho southward, realizing ns It went
how well IJalhoa wrought whon ho
namod this sea Pacific, for never a
wind or wnvo or swell, marred tho
oven motion of tho ship. Strango
across tho Isthmus, but iUcut tho
journoy short by many a thousand
inllos, Night saw tho flGth In tho
(Inrrlbaan, It was rougher not tho
"bluo Carrlboan" wo' lihd droAmod,
but n lumpy, choppy sea, bluo with an
Intensity untouched In Mnxflold Par-
rlsh'a most flamboyant pictures, and
thoro woro moro flying flsh, but
smaller, and much soawcod adrift.
North now turned tho vessel's bow,
and tho Southorn Cross and tho mor
cury sank. Heavier clothing camo
out and fow men slopt on dock. Thus
In tho courso of a foW days wo wont
from cold to hot and then to cold, for
this morning the wind has a cruel
blto and tho papers nro predicting
Landing tho other day, tho men
touched footing that did not hoave
for tho first tl mo in wooks. It was
a famous town of tho old South, and'
many and wldo-oycd tho mon went
up and down tho ancient streots, re
marking on tho site of tho ncgroos'
feet, and tho fact that all white
women woro camoo brooches.
Now tho first part of tho big trip
is done and all aro thankful, for liv
ing on a transport Is at host and
wo havo had it at Its best It tho tales
tif tho Phllllplnos and Cuba aro any
criterion Is nd bed of roses ' on a
languid pleasura trip. We havo
soon strango lands and strangor
sights and should bo fully compen
sated, even It wo havo had to sleep
on deck, and shave in cold salt wator,
and stand In lino for mess and all
tho llttlo things that cannot bo helped
whoro many, men rldo on ono vossol.
All this oven if wo were not going
to war tho real purpose
The mon pre, and will havo fur
tlior causo to bo grateful to Oregon
for what alio has dono, not only to
tho Individual and In an abstract way,
but to tho regiment as a whole.
Portland gavo 1400 to tho chaplain's
fund and furnished. Chaplain Ma-
thaws with a silken pulpit flag, as well
as with hundreds of pounds of choco
late for distribution whllo crossing
A strict censorship has been Im
posed and nil mall that- loaves tho
vecsol must pass through tho hands
of tho regimental censor. At tho
tlnio of landing, in those ports tho
strain on his bluo pencil Is particu
larly heavy becauso of tho men who
birds and fish camo and went, and j aro writing, homo. Hundreds of lot
ovory day tho rays fcll.Btralghtor on iters nro rend each day, and '"details
tho heads of tho men. Underclothes ! of "military Information" extracted
went first, then blankots. and at last boforo tho missives aro sent upon
tho men took to sleeping on deck, . tholr way.
long rows of them lying on tholr
blankets with nevor n cover ovor
So tho voyngo went on. In tho
Southorn sky, just nt tho baso of tho
Milky Way, tho Southern Cross camo
out, and Kipling was quoted. Then
Panama and tropical groves of palms
and frutts.'nnd great white locks and
llttlo sanitary cltios that wera tho
first step In building tho big canal.
It was a wonderful day, and tho
whlta locks shona In tho tropical-
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a Fav
orlts for Colds
'J. L. En b ley, Macon, III., in r.o nklng
of Chamborllan's Cough Kerned" nays,
'During tho pnst fifteen years ! has
ucen mv Bister's favorlto medi ine for
o'ds on tho lungs. I myself havo
ink' it it a number of times when suf
fering vlth a cold and It nlway.n re
lieved no promptly." adv.
Having received a commission 'n
sunlight with the gray ship sliding !bo MoiUail Peseno Corps of tho U.
through. Pennies went over llio sldOjS. Arm?, I desire all Uioso indebted
to tho llttlo girls nnd nogroos by tho ! to mo to raako arrongoment for settle
side of tho locks, nnd mngazlnos nnd 1 nent of tholr accounts on or before
matches and tobacco enmo back. April 12th, 1018.
Trip Through Canal 8hort. Sincerely,
It did not tnko long, that trip W. H. POLLARD, M. D.
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WHY WE ARE
AT WAR WITH
EPHRAIM DOUGLASS ADAMS
Executive Head, History Depart
ment Leland Stanford Junior University
"Tht osjtct of thlt war It to dcllvtr
fh fre people-of the world frot tht
menset and the actual powtr of i vatt
military tttablUhmtnt controlled toy an
Irrtipontlblt oovernmnt, which, having
Hcretly planntd to domfnala tht world,
proceeded to carry out the plan without
regard either to the eacred obligations
ef treaty or the long-eetabllehed prac
tice! and long-chertthed principle! of In.
ternallonal action and honor) . , . This
rower le not the German people. It It
he ruthleee matter of the Oerman poo.
file. ... It le our bualnete to eea to
t that the hlttory of tht rett of tht
world It nt longer left to Ite handling."
rtldnt Wilton, Augurt 71,
THE OERMANS AS A CHOSEN
The foundation causo of this war is
Germany's firm belief that she alone
has the right to direct the progress of
the world and to exploit Its resources.
For the last thirty years the military
autocracy of Germany has seen to it
that this belief was taught In the
schools, and today that autocracy is
reaping the benefits of a blind obe
dience to its will. German political
writing of recent years Is full of the
Idea that the German people Is "God's
chosen peoplo, destined to Imposo Its
Kultur' upon all other peoples."
"Tho German soul is the world's
soul, God and Germany belong to one
another." "Germany is the centsr ot
God's plans for the world." "We hope
that a great mission will be allotted
to us Germans . . . and this Ger
man minion is: to look after the
world." "Germany Is cbosen, for her
own good and that of other nations,
to undortake their guidance: Provi
dence has placed tho appointed peoplo,
at the appointed moment, ' ready for
the appointed task."
"The German people is always right,
becauso It is the German people, and
numbers 87,000,000 souls." "Kultur is
best promoted when the strongest in
dividual Kultur, that of a given na
tion, enlarges Us flold of activity at
the expense of tho other national Kul
turs." "The attempt of Napoleon to
graft the Kultur of Western Europo
upon the empire of tho Muscovite'
ended In failure. Today history has
made us Germans tho inheritors of the
Napoleonic Idea." "The further we
carry our Kultur Into tho East, the
moro and the more profitable outlets
shall we And for our wares. Economic
profit Is of course not tho main motive
of our Kultur-activlty, but It is no uu
wclcomo by-product." "Our belief is
that the salvatl6n of tho whole Kultur
of Europe depends upon tho victory
which German 'Militarism' is about to
Theso quotations' are but a few ot
hundreds of like expression, and the
last ono cited Is from a manifesto
signed by thirty-five hundred Oerman
professors and lecturers. Reduced to
simple terms, the German belief at tho
beginning of this war was: "God di
rects Gormany. Civilization advances
only by combats between Kufturs In
which tho Btronger and God-directed
ono has tho right to prevail and must
prevail. The immediate and present
object is to make our Kultur prevail
in tno East (In 'Muscovy'), and In ac
complishing this wo shall also gain
economic advantages. This is tho first
step In our world domination."
Where docs America stand in this
thoory of a "chosen people"? America
denies that theory; she denies that
God has chosen any one people as
His own; she asserts rather that there
aro many civilizations, each with its
own merits and defects, and that to
each must be left the working out of
Us own problems.
Wo Americans are unablo to under
stand, or sympathize with, a people
who conceive of themselves aa a chosen
people, chosen of God a people to
whom all things and actions, however
Inhuman or brutal, are regarded as
permissible, even holy, bocnuse of a
faith in their superior mission and
civilization. To us such a belief is
direct evidence, not of a leading, lut
of a lagging civilization.
This German ideal, whon expressed
merely In theory, even though taught
in Germany for tho last thirty years,
stirred but Indifferent interest in other
European nations, in this war Ger
many has revealed In tho application'
of her theory a lust for world power
at the expense of other peoples, a lack
of good faith, a brutality that have
stamped hor theory as Involving a re
turn to barbarism.
Dy tho application of German theory
wo were forced, unwillingly, to go to
war. But today wo know that there
was no escape from a wnr between two
contradictory ideals. Germany's eco
nomic objects are many and large
(thoy will bo pointed out), but tho basic
cause of this war was the Gorman Ideal
of a dominant nation. That ideal,
by Germany's own challenge, Is on trial
In arms. Against It we must prevail,
or we Shall perish.
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This Is the first of series of ten.
articles by Professor Adams.
BANKS. WILL OPEN 10 A.M.
Conforming to the gonorally1 adopt
ed plan of all banks throughout tho
country, tho banks of Springfield will
open, on and after April 1st, at 10
a. m. and. close for the day nt 3 p. m
FIRST NATIONAL BANK.
COMMERCIAL STATE BANK.
ONE MUTE STORY OF THE WAR
Sunny Nleuport on the Yeer, a Little
City of 4,000, Among Other
Wiped Out of Existence.
Neuport Ilea upon the Yser, the tidal
stream that stopped the German rush
for Calais, writes William Townsend
I'orter in the Atlantic Monthly. That
June before the world went mad, the
peaceful town drowsed In the sun the
pearly Belgian sun that painters love.
The men went down to the sea in their
fishing boats, or worked their fields;
old women, their lace upon their knees,
sat in a patch of shnde before the door
nnd plied their bobbins ; children, with
shrill sweet voices, darted about like
birds; the creaking wain went to and
fro piled high with the harvest
Four thousand simple folk I Not one
remains. Their houses, too, are gone.
Their ancient church, their historic
tower, are mounds of ruin. And still
the hissing shells, hour by hour, dny by
day, tear down the crumbling walls,
adding fresh ruin to n scene most deso
late. The people of the sun nre gone. An
other race Inhabits there. They live
In holes benenth the ground. They
come not forth except to kill.
WHEN HE'S GONE.
I'll bo awfully, awfully lonesome
When my sweetheart goes away.
He's going right straight to dear old
To fight for tho U. S. A.
Ho came last night with head up high
And with Bhoulders back so straight
Wearing his khaki uniform,
Goo, but wo did Bit up late.
Ho said that hewas going away
To protect his homo and mo
From Germans who are mean and
That live far across the sea.
I sat so still without a word,
And my mouth was bo hot and dry,
A gush of tears I tho't I'd choke,
I'll never forget that cry.
Ho slipped a strong arm about me,
And wiped my sad tears away,
Then murmured softly in my ear,
"I'll come back to you some day."
Then somehow before I could speak,
He was gone without a word,
A light step and click of a door
Was tho last of htm I hoard.
Organizer Speaks Here.
Iter. Martin of Portland, member of
the American Sunday School Union,
spoke Sunday morning to the classes
of the Methodist Sunday School. He
is working for organized Sunday
Schools and organized classes, and
was here looking for Sunday School
missionaries to help thlB work. He
will be hero the first Sunday In July
and will speak at the Methodist
Don't forget the big mass meeting
on "Our Relations to the War awl
War Work" in the Methodist Churchy
on Sunday evenlag, April 7th. The
address will be by Prof. Gilbert of the.
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