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SPRINGFIELD, LANE COUNTY, OREGONi THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 1919
VOL. XVII. NO.
Telling of the Camps and Life
on Battlefields of France
23rd Engrs. Praised.
JJoc 6, .1918.
Mr Ifc'or Mother:
, I returned to camp yesterday and
found a bunch of letters awaiting me,
one from Mable, Evelyn and you. I
rocolvod tho monoy-ordor from Ma
nia and dad and really 1 didn't want
you folk to do anything like that oa
1 really didn't need It. Nevertheless.
( 1 greatly arprpclato .your gift and'
want to thank you very, vory much,
and toll Mablo I will write her In a
few dayB. I had. a let' or from Elmer
' yesterday. It was written boforo tho
conBorahlp was relaxed bo I don't
know where- ho la at, 1 was In camp
for Thanksgiving dinner and cer
tainly had a vory nice meal. I was
stationed at "Olronvllle" about five
miles out of Commcrcy laat wook.
I was at Verdun Inst Sunday, Tho
battlonolds there nro certainly a won
dorful sight, l supposo you have won-,
do rod whoro I havo been since I loft
Laurel, Md. on Jan. 20. Wo wont 'to
Hobokon, N. J. Sailed on 23d. Arrived
' ' In Brest, Franco, Fob, 5 to 8U Na
xarro. Loft on 20th for Toul, Arrived
23d lo Roncq. campod about two
months to Mandroa, where wo wero
'Just two days ntt -tho dutchmon
ahollod ub out. Ono nholl went through
tho kitchen. Ono nlfch't wo had our
gus masks on forty-flvo minutes, tho
longest I ovor had mine on. Wo built
a camp about Jthrco miles back, named
It Central Park, whoro wo remained
until Sept 12th. Wo visited Nancy,
TouL and Commorcy from thero. I
was, on Mont Sec. tho siuno morning
after it was taken from tho Huns.
Rufua Hoover and Hoy McGco -worn
up thero but I was sont back tho
following day to Toul, so I missed
thorn- From lljoio wo moved to Beau
mont, then to Apprcmont, thon to
Cumovlllo, to Varnovlllo, to airon
vlllo, to Creuc, our present location.
Thero waa nearly thrco thousand on
the boat I came ovor on. It was for
merly a German boat, "Frederick tho
Gross." I was at Nonsnrd, about tliroo
miles back of tho lines when tho or
mlstlco was signed. I am enclosing n
clipping from our weokly papor, con
cerning our roturn to tho U. 8. A.
I would Ilkp to send you fplks somo
' thing for Christmas but it la a harj
job' to send anything and nt present
wo nro somo dlstnnco from a placo to
buy anything. I will try tb buysomo
thlng for myseJf with ypur money
order as son as I got into a town.
That may sound funny, "a town,"
but wlicro wo uro is all In ruins,
Hoping this rcachos you' all ns
woll ns it leaves mo, In tho best of
With love and best wIdIios to all,
Co, "C" 23d Engra.,, Araorlcan E. V.
A. P. O. 747.
A happy and prosporouB Now Yoar
Clipping Sent With Above Letter,
Hero is tho Highwayman's logical
conclusion regarding tho part wo
shall play in tho grand finale of this
war: Tlio personnel of tho Twenty
third Is admittedly higher than ' that
of any othor organization ovor hero,
That means that Wo would be thd
moat valuable, Jot of nion to return to
America to assist In tho vast work of
roconBtrurflon. Wo nro roady to start
NOW, fully equipped. As rt regiment
wo aro a very, prosontablo lot for tho
hungry oyea of tho homo folks to rest
upon. Wo ore virtually rolloved of
all duty horeabouts. Wo nro mobil
izing, Thoreforo, tho probpoct is that
, wo ftro slated to bo undor way with
an early shipment bound for God's
Country, Still this is a lowly oplulon.
If tho dope la wrong, tho Twenty-third
Engineers would not bo upholding
tholr Bplondld roputntlon qhould thoy
betray thd slightest sign that they
wero not gamp to etand by and await
Boys Aro Happy
At about tho unholy hour of 1 a. m;
Wednesday, tho ' pleasant dreams
of a number of Springfield's cltlzonB,
who' 'reside on Second street were
Bhatter'eM'- by 'the soiiRd of a' number
.of!.mBCullrie voice rendering the
ifiweet strains, ei ''K-B-Katy," Keep
tho Homo Fires Ilurnlng," and num
erous ohor war tlmo tnolodlos. From
ho eounds wo should Judge that tho
arty wn, made up of about ton of
ho yoiingor sot of this city. ' Tho
beautiful tenor of ono late roturncd
noldlor blended woll with tho bass
notes of n member of tho S. A. T. C,
who hits' nlBo boon dlschnrgod. Tho P'ocos pt mechanism ovor dovlsed by
rest of tho company woro'hlgh school U'o "rain of man,
boys, who should not Indulgo In bucU U is a thought transmitting and ro
lato hours. cording- machine, commonly known aa
Tho boys wero undoubtedly return- t tolepaphono. Wo Installed It for
Ing from an ovonlng'a frolic In which' tho reason that tho oftllnary methods
a few membora of the 'fair box took of obtaining nowa was too cumber
part. Wo wlah to thank tho boya and orae. ThlB Ilttlo machine was adVer
o also add that wo hope It will not to do It quicker, easier and
bo tho last tlmo they will glvo us oro accurato than by any other
such n raro treat. Sprlngflold has' nieana of oxtractlng Information from,
soroly missed tho young men, who, folks who shut up like a clam shell
usod to enlighten tho placo with Uiolr when wo try to find out things,
songs and pranks. j Wo tried it out last. Monday for tho
first time and it started with every
1 promise of making good on what the
Fycltxcq iWowms 88,11 aoout ,ts Bootl p'nt.
. t Thoro is n Ilttlo book of rules that
JVif Pnr)COpf cornea with tho machine that tells
Ul L'lOCtC'lt you how to work it, nnd alao explains
'undor what conditions it will not
Mewspapers Pay Eloquent
Tribute to Typical
PArtl8, Tuesday, Jan. 7,
muuun uuu iJiuuiumiu uvuiu ui
.. . ... .1 . i.
loosovoit win uo rou in i-ranco ns a, Whdn you hook It up to the tele
gohuln'e national loss," dcclarod tho patn0 cj,annel of somebody who is on
P?tlt Journal. Tho phraso scorns to speaking terms with a glorious here
sum up tho sentiment of nil tho 1fM an(1 attempt tp pry into tho so
morning, nowapapora on tho death of crcl8 0f tholr individual ego, the ma
Colonol JtoosovolL jchlno makes a buzz that says "line's
Tho Ooulols, tho royallzt organ, busy."
ayB: J Tho machine will not record tho
"This paladin of tho horolc ages thouchts of a. suoorfor Intellectual
was at tho aamo tlmo tho most far
I'ghlod of modern statesmen. Ho
'orracd tho American sword -which
'ins been victorious and ho showed his
country tho way whon it wbb" still
"Humanity-, Justice and law," snya
ho FJgaTo,."Wero not for him moro w0 nro not disposed to argue tho mat
respoctable cntltioB, but fomlliar (real- tor. There was no response from
,licB to bo accepted always and un- Krnnlc. DoPu0( olthor. go wo were
hesitatingly,. "'obliged to .put hlra In the doubtful
uuoies coioncrs f areweu words
Stephen Lnuzanno, In tho Mntln,
quotes Colonol Roosevelt's . farewell
words to him, whon ho recently left
Uio United Statos, as follows:
"I havo no mossage to send to
France. I havo given her tho best I
had. If ovor thoro you Bpeak of mo,
toll them simply that I havo but ono
regret, that I was not able to give my- you aro thinking about. This works
B0," J about on tho same principle of
Tho TompB says: jYalo lock nnd koy and tho telepathic
"Tho man who has disappeared bo circuit is completed when tho two
promaturoly will be not only ono of moot. Simple, Isn't It?
the greatest flguros of his tlmo, but sinco writing the nbovo we havo
tlio Incarnation of one of tho greatest discovered another rule In the back
stages In Amorica's management of 0f tho book which tolls us what
mibllc affairs, both Intornal and ox- "class" wo nro In. While the informa
torual. .... For tho historian he tlon Is not(Bxactly flattorlng, it is
undoubtedly remains tho first Amorl- bettor than having any doubts about
can statesman who directed his coun-. n,
iry in iwo directions, apparently ll-
vorgont, but really parallel-Interior Charley Swarts' flow of mental por
roform and world, policy." ! ambulation until he cut his thumb
Tho Journal Dos Do Bats concludes wlth a butchor knife, when the ro
its sketch of Colonol Itoosovolt as fol- cordor bogan to slzzlo, nnd wo had to
lows: ' t,,.. u ntr,
no man raisea mo moraio or tno
Amor can soul tp a, groator height by
UK. , . i. .... . ...
Insisting moro on tho necessity of sac
rifice but a sacrifice Intended not to
bo a vain sacrifice, for tho. groat ends
which humanity holds before us Its
Idoals. It Is. In this way that tho
groat fighter, on entering into otornal 1
rnnOfln will hnvn rlnnnrvnrl InaHni.
glory-and the supreme gratitude, not recfi,v"d tho ft,owlnE Interesting nc
only for his own country, but of tho count of how Chrlotmns Is observed
whole world," . ,,fn Hawaii from hor daughter, Imo-
Defeat Bolshevik Army
WASHINGTON, Jan, 8. Loyal
Russian troops oporatlng under tho
authority of tho Omsk government;
havo defeated a largo Bolshevik 'army,
capturing 31,000 prisoners and largo'
quantities of war materials, accord'
!R to a telegram from tho Omsk
authorities 'to Hho Russian mlnlstor
at Stockholm.' Tho mesBago as print-
od In .tho Swedish press was received spent In mono delightful Islands of
today at tho stato. department. , ours In tho Pacific, whoro snows nov
Tho tolccrnm snld tho third Ilnl. nr blanket tlin earth In tmmnlriilntn al.
IshoVlk army of 10 rogimonts had boon lonoo. nor wintry blasts provide whist
Bhattorod and that tho loyal troops ling accompaniments to Jingling
jhad advanced boyond Kama and Noot slolghbolls.
nnd wore pursuing tho onomy townrd
Glassov, Booty captured Incltttlod
armored trains as well as largo quan
tities qf war matorlals nnd rosorvo
fWants Springfield Property
.' . . '
Anyone wishing to exchange
Springfield property tor a coast
ranch of 80 acres, with 10 acreB
proved and balance , In timber would,
do well to' call at the Na,wa office,
Tales of the Telepapbone
, . (
Last wcok tho Nowb rocotvod In
l neat box from tho Edison Labora
tories ono of tho most murvolons
work. It seems that tho thing is a
Ilttlo more than human, or rather
"material," bocauso It Is moro or less
Buscoptlble to psychic phenomena.
Whon it ia aimed at folks who permit
tholr minds to dwell UDon ethorcal
matters, it somotlmcs slips 'its trolley
and scrambles tho chain of thoughts,
being, nor will It respond when
hooked up to a "nut," as tho device,
with nothing to work on records
nothing. Wo tried it on ourselves
first and tho agitator failed to agitate.
Thoro was nothing In the book that
told us what "class" wo word In. and
To set connection with anyone all
you havo to do Is to concentrate your
thoughts of him (or her) on tho ro-
'celver and this sets tho range-finder
(n motion, which creates a series, of
telepathic waves that travel until thoy
flnd the same brand of waves that
emanate from tho cranium of tho ono
Tho machine worked . title
Wo got opposite results, however,
wlth Doctor Emery, as tho "busy
buzz" gavo us tho high sign.
CHRISTMAS IN HONOLULU
Mrs. R .H Miller, of this city; has
gene, who restdos In Honolulu.
. "Christmas In its true moaning is
commomoratod by almost tho entiro
world; and under tho starry baner,8"3 among neighbors and friends, I wo sot on land. We stayed at Brest
of tlio United States of America It isttume parties, and giving of g'fts.lo days then moved to LaDaguenire,
kept In tho maunor wo koop it bore,
- from frigid Alaska to southorn soas,
from Atlantic to Pacific nnd westward
to tho gateway of tho Orient. It Is in
terestlng to know how tho season is
i Hawaii and Samoa Christmas
Uav is observed luBt ns it Is In tho
states, Insofar as the contrast In climate-
and customs allows It. Only
perhaps In remoto parts of the Phillip
plnos aro thoro a fow spots whoso in-
hnbltonts havo not been roacho'd and
taught tho ChrlsMan way of keeping
Christmas; only a very few places
whoro a hoaeck Amoricaa girl
im-.toacher throws haraf amlej,te lacy
ferns In soaae Buollt.'ile, and a to
tho lazy chatter of little rookN)r
We tried It on the First National
but ha was out to lunch, bo wo had
to figure It up and sco if thoro was
an, overdraft. ,
A random connection witn the D-K
mill office resulted in blowing out
two use plugs and fracturing, the
pulmonary val.ro stem. We doa't.
know: what was going on. over there
but t&e agitation was' fierce.
Jr ' trying out the ranga-flnder, it
beeMBte' hooked up with ah old maid
in yet Sprjsgfleld, and recorded a
dislocation of the left ventricle
northeast of ( the diaphragm.
We. couldn't get anything satisfac
tory eut of Brother Ingalls, at his
olfice, but Jatcr on when he got into
his icar, Uae recorder did some exe
cution that amazed us. We can't un
derstand how Ingalls' intellectual
tralrt can run along so peaceful like
when It is on the company's Job and
thon perform tho stunts It does when
It is aboard the auto. Apparently
there is something wrong with In
galls' car and It has gone to his bead.
Wo have always looked upon Mr.
Ingalls as a genial, wholdsouled
Christian gentleman. Not until we
witnessed the ebullient record of our
(clopaphono when directed his way,
as ho rode in bis car, did we ever
have occasion to modify this Impres
sion, Do-It said to bis credit, however,
$iat he exercised an admirable self
control by not voicing his emotions
whenever the occasion arose. Uut
his thoughts as recorded are numer
ous and lurid.
As ;ars go, wo don't suppose the
Ingalls car behaves any wo.'so than
any othbc gum.-shoed devil of tho
same nativity. But ho "thinks" It
does, because ho labored under the
delusion that when he bought that
brand new contrar-Uon that his tran -
sit 'troubles wero at on end. Ho ox -
pectod nothing better from the old
wheozo he coaxed ' around the land-1
jcapo Jo'r,a long while, Ho jjadurod .its
hajses " until dbwnr'ght rcbcll'On
threatened to break up his happy
homo, then ho skimped for quito u
whllo and raised his own potatoes
and turned his cuffs until he saved
up enough to buy tho now boat. Nat-
urally his disappointment has been
keen over the behavior of the new
Ideal, and oven a minor Infraction'
or rules prescribing tue demeanor or
a well-bred machine ruffles his sunny
disposition, arouses his ire and upsets
his mental poise. After gazing upon
his calm exterior, it Is hard to as-
rcciato him with" a .brainstorm ea-
gendered by the mad caprices of aj
1918 Vixen. But the tell-tale record of
a good man gone wrong Is written
by tho mnrvelo.us little telepaphone.
Tho Gorman war office told a few
ales, Annanlas was a lltlo careless
about the truth, and even the editor
wltlTjof a respectable family Journal like
mo wows 8omeumcs purveys iacts
after putrefaction has sot in, but
when tho stylus of an Irrepressible
little device records a telopathlc mes -
sago that reads !-??--!!, we are
I. . ,, i
bound to believe It, though shocked at
the thought of the manipulator of the
teary remembrance of plum 'pudding,
turkoy and cranberry sauce.
"Tho natives of Hawaii have long
since adopted, in a measure, the Now!
England customs of colcbratlng
Christmas. They go to their lovely
picturesque churches lu the morning
and tho afternoon la given over to
mo inner nomg connnod mostly to
simple presents for" the. children, n
practlco which might woll be adopted
by tho mother country.
"In one city, HUo, ono may have the
unique pleasure of having Hawaii and
New England at tho same tlmo. For
dlroctly above tho town stands tho
regal mountain, Mauna Koo, 14,000
feet high, and which Is perpetually
snow-covered. With a little porsua
slon and much obvious clinking of sil
ver, tho natives will go up nnd roturn
w.ith a cart load of hone3t-to-goodilo8s
snow, Thus ono may have a lively
(and necessarily- speody) snowball
fight, and retire to tho shade' of a
Ehelterlng palm to cool off I No pret
tier sight can be Imagined than Mau
na Kea at dawn on. ChrlatmaB morn
ing. One's first Impression is of a
balmy June day, thea the startling
contrast of the snow-covered Moun
tain directly above, and the swiftly
moving hand of dawn changing tho
aupriBO tints from purp:c ipjilue, pink
and finally to gold, as tlio sun ap
pears In blinding brilliance,
'In Samoa, the day has moro of an
European air, as havo most of the
civilized customs adopted by these
islandors. Every city of three or four
thousands hag a queen, unmarrleJ,,
who has a reUnue and holds court in
a primitive fashion, but aono the less
uninterestingly. She 1b the official hos
tess to visitors, wlthla tho gates, and
presides at oil civic fractions. At
court pcoplo aro seated, according to
ronk, and their cases are hoard with
dignity and great ceremony. Chrlet
mas is one of the red letter days, asd
Is a gala affair, indeed, consisting of a
continuous round of concerts, danc
ing, "tum-Uimifiiflg" and feasting, Us
ually the afternoon is devoted to the
exchange of gifts, this occasion being
under the personal supervision of the
queen; who ses that everybody is sat
isfied, and not Infrequently she con-
. fiscatea a gift that Is not in keeping
with the donor's means, or ber own
idea of the fitness of things. The
day Is one of many pleasures crowded
together in riotous confusion, but it is
very doubtful If tho natives ge tho
real significance of the occasion which
they are commemorating. This is a
falling much in evidence in more civ
ilized communities, however, so ono
cannot be too bard on Samoa."
LETTER FROM OVERSEAS
The Following Letter from Roy Cairns
to Hls.iParents Gives4 Inter
. estlng Facte.
Vltrey, Haute-Soane, France.
Nor. 27, 1918.
Well, tomorrow is -Thanksgiving
but I don't think It will scsm much
'Ike a real Thanksgiving day. We
wIK probably have something extra to
jcat but having to wade around In the
, ,with ymr meE8 kits, it -won't
6eem mnci, ue sitting down to a
- Wot ar0 bowstatf oned- at- .Vitrey.i
wh'ich "is about 30 miles from tho of
front, and I expect it is as close as
we will get. I would kind of like to
;o up and look, over the batuenelds
but there is nothing to go for now and
j m getting anxious to get back to
. God's Country, so they can't send me
home too soon to suit me.
We have been transferred to trench
, artillery but are still casuals. We
expect to bo transferred Into perma-
nent organizations and sent home
wjfh them and It Is thought that we
may all be on our way home by
Christmas but it is hard to tell,
Ve have' pretty nice quarters here
although It Is awfully muddy outsldu
apd we have to wade around In' It
j everywhere we go. 1 had first class
passage on the train coming from
Anglers as did all the other Sgts.
nnd we had a real pleasant trip but
, the rest of the men were pretty badly
crowded In box: cars, in which they
ship most of the Aniericau soldiers lr
i Now that they arc not so particular
about censoring tho letters I can tell
i ' . . . ...
ybu a little more about our trip. We
left Camp Merrltt, via Hoboken, on
board the S. S. "President Grant''
JThore wero about 6000 soldiers on
quite a pleasant trip. The water was
awfully smooth except one 'day we
had a storm and it was quite rough.
However, I didn't get seasick. We
! we"e 12 days making the trip. We
landed at Brest, France, but over two
detachments were detailed to unload
tno boat 80 11 wns two dnys oeiore
a woolc and now we nro here
Well, it Is Just- about time for re
treat so I will have to hurry up to
the barracks as I am down to the
Y. M. C. A.
r" . - ROY.
i Replacement Itry., Trench Arty. Cen
ter, American E. F., A, P. O. 903.
Woman's Statement Will Help Spring
"I hated cooking because (whatever
I ate gave me sour stomach and a
bloated feeling. I drank hot water
and olive oil by the gallon. Nothing
helped until I tried simple buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etc., as "mixed la Ad-ler-l-ka."
Because it flushed the EN
TIRE bowel tract completely. Adler-l-1
lea relieves ANY CASE sour stomach,
gasor coBBtlpatioa and prevents ap-.
pendicitls. The INSTANT actlpa is
surprising. M. M Pery, J
SCHOOLS TO OPEN
Eyery Precaution to be Us'el
To Protect the bhildren.
Work to'Go Ahead.
The regular meeting of the Sprint
field School Board w'as held oa Mob
da eveahag, Jan. , at which tirn
it was decided to open school next
Mosday, Jan. 13. The Influenza, epl
deaafc, it is felt, has nearly sabsIdC
according to the report of Mr. Gor$o.
local quarantine officer.
"Patrons of the school, howersr.
are requested to continue td
every precaution against a new- e
break c-f the disease," said X.
Baker; Superintendent of Schools.
"Pupils who have had the infloei
recently should mot be started
school unless danger of relapse
massed and all danger of spreasfesjCi
the disease is over. This informatics
should be ascertained from the at
tending physician: Also, parents aw
requested not to sead pupils ttaa
hare heavy colds. The school .
rngB aro being thoroughly disinfectant
and every precaution will be use! at)
school f.o prevent any pupils contrast
ing the disease there. t
Wo believe that most of the papSBt
will be able to return to school aat
Mcndiy. This, of course, Is' very VeK
sirablc, !n view of the fact that aai
much time, has been lost, in ruski
Jiat teachers and pupils may preeaeC
with the advanced work as rapidly ac
possible. . '
Time-lost by tho enforced -acaaeai
will be divided between the two mini
esters and the school- year exteaaaal
at least one week In the spring. TW
Is being done in order that srsoaivs
-nay not lose credit for. the yeatf
- - - WllLHExaminatlons- '
An examination in the Old and Oa:'
New Testaments of the Xlble, Sar
high school creditr-ds to be gives at
the. high school building next Frjaj&
Jan. 10, according to announcement
of SupL N. A. Baker. This Is a slato
wlde custom, and was orlginataH fr
State Superintendent J. A. ChurcMK
in order to stimulate a systematic:
study of the Bible.
The examination is open to asy
student who has made a systematic
study of the Bible at Sunday Scasttt
or olsewhero. One-half credit wIH3
given , to 4any pupil who successlaijr
passes the examination in the Hear
Testament and one-half credit for la
Old1 Testament, thus making 11 jas
slble for a student to earn one croaat
toward high Bchool graduation.
The examination In the Now Teaa
ment will begin at 9 o'clock a. m,a
the one in the Old Testament at g.
o'clock p. m. I
A number of students aro expeetaf
to take ttio examination.
Eighth Grade Examlnatlea
Uniform State Examinations far
eighth crado pupils will be gives cae
Thursday and Friday, January 16 aaC
17 n districts where the pupils kanm
met the requirements according to
tho schedule on .the back of la)
envelope enclosing the questfaaac
Teachers having pupils for this ex
amination should send in the ayaS-
cation blanks at once. Another elsaaa
grade oxamlnation will be given Fafc-
ruary 6 and 7, Questions will be aaat
only forlmplls who have met require
ments and Sot whom appllcatloa for
questions Is made.
COUNTY SCHOOL SDPTL
Here From Idaho.
Mrs. Dolla Clark arrived here treat
Numpa, Idaho,, whoro sho has bcea
visiting her brother, Frank, and lara
tly for tho past throe months. Hre.
Clark will vl3lt hor sou, Will Clwfc.
and family and also hor Bletor, Mm.
Llbby, Johnson, of Albany, for ty
next, two months and then will ti-
.turn to her home at Alexandria, lad-
Returns From Camp Jackson.
Nicholas Lambcrty, eon of Mrs.
A-Rqwo, returned from Camp Jn3s
sbn, 'Carolina, Wednesday eveulas.
JH' Lamberty has recolvod his ofOciat
dchargo and will remain here tar x
few -weeks and Will then either -
in Portland 'or Seattle,
Quick Curs for. Creua.
. Watch ,for the first, symptaae.
hoarsnces and give Chambrlla'1
Cough Remedy, at once. It ta prqan