Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, March 08, 1919, Image 1

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    : 5000 CIRCULATION.
. (25,000 HEADERS DAILY)
Only Circulation in Salem Guar
anteed by tire Audit Bureau of
Weaker Report.
Oregon: Tonight and Sun
day -raio-wrat pen ion, probab
ly rain or so east portion;
aider fast, portina tonight;!
pontic- sonthci.sterly winds
stifling to westerly.
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This Principle May Be ExU i To Re-Victualling Ger
many. Provisions Are e In Program Whereby
Gennans Would Be Abli Buy Supplies, First By
Permitting Them To Emf In Export Trade, And
Second, By Allowing ThE To Establish Neutral
By Fred S. Ferguson
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Paris, Mar. 8. The supreme war
council, discussing the problem of sup
plying food to the enemy countries to
day, was expected, to reach an agree
ment by Monday. It was believed thai
certain concessions would be made to
relieve the situation resulting from the
disagreement between the German and
allied economic commissions at Spa.
The conferees already liavo approv
ed for feeding the people of dismem
bered Austria, whereby tho blockade
will be lifted. This prlnciplo may be
extended to Germany, it wan under
stood, through adoption of a resolution
directing the supreme economic coun
cil to carry out tho provision of re
victualling that country contained in
the armistice.
Program Under. ConsidTratlon-
From authoiilutivc sources, it was
learned the program now being discus
sed under which the Germans will be
able to buy food, provides:
First, for permission for the Ger
mans to engage iij export hade, par
ticularly with such commodities as coal
and' potash, of which they have a plen
tiful supply. The money thus obtained
will be applied on food payments.
Second, for establishment of neutral
credits by Germany.
Third, for use of gold nssotB. if nec-
The latter method would bo permitt
ed only as a last resort if money raised
through other means proved insuffi
cient. It' is estimated that Germany
lias $500,000,000 in wold. The French
ere understood to have tentatively
agreed to such a plan, buT have insist
ed that first the financing of Germany
should be undertaken by an American
loan, taking long term notes in payment
for food. This, the Americans refused
to consider.
Sacramento, Cal.j- March 8. For tho
first time in tho history of the Golden
State a woman has presided over the
fiouse of the California legislature.
Miss Est0 Bruiighton, assemblywom
an from Modesto, took tho chair in the
lower house on the invitation of Speaker
Wright and wielded tho gavel during
part of the Friday afternoon session.
Miss Brourrhton is not a stranger in the
halls of the Jaw makers.' She served
in previous sessions as an attaene.
Washington. Mar. 7. Naval ensual
itios wore reported today as follows:
Lieut. .Toseiph II Williams, USA
4? F, died of gunshot wound received
on 'board U S S Brooklyn; address Pat
cr.on N J
Ensign James S Eadio, Flushing N
V; died of pioumonia at St Nazaire
hospital, Franco
Boatswain Arthur Grove. Lucerne
(Minn, died U 8 naval hospital Brook
lyn, of injuries
I Albert (F H.adel, chief machinists
mute, 'Roxlbury Muss, died of seaplane
Abe Martin
By th' time some folk git Teady t'
ay you it's jest like findin' it. Of
all. th' girlish fuds th' painted face'
ftu' weathered oak neck is th' limit. t
gill K
At Recent Meeting Decided
That 130 Miles Is Neces
sary To Cover County.
The Bevefal committing appointed to
handle the market rouds proposition for
Marion county are putting in u.er time
getting affairs in shape in order to liave
everything set aqnarely beforo tho pco
plo at the coming special election, June
3rd. Both tho road location committee
and the parent committee Ifl suujtct to
tho call of their chairman.
One of the reasons the market rofrds
committco recommended tho . bonding
plan instead of a direct tax levy, was
because under tho bonding - plan, the
roads to be improved would have to be
definitely specified in the measure sub
mitted to the people. It was thought
that those communities in tho outlying
districts would demand that tho road to
bo improved be designated before they
would support any measure for raising
funds for road improvement. , ... ...
'Under the direct tax levy proposition
it could not bo legally designated as to
tho location of the roads.
At a recent meeting of tho road lo
cation committees, it ws decided that
100 miles of roads would not cover tho
county, as this first move for good
roads, or first unit, will require the
building of 130 miles. This will mean
that the plan of road building will be
extended to six years instead of five.
11 Per Ce.'.t to Be Raised.
According to tho estimates of the
county court and the road committee,
only 11 per cent of the paving cost will
have to be raised by the salo of bonds.
The other 89 per cent, of funds will
come from direct taxation without auv
special levy, through channels already
legalized. A considerable sum of monov
will be received bv the county from tho!
automobile tax of the state. Ono fourth
of the total auto tax is to be retunud
to each county..
Tho committee in charge of road loca
tion will meet when called by it3 chair
man, Hurley L. Mooro of Woodburn, but
this will hardly be until after the next
meeting of tho parent committee. In the1
meantime tho executive committee is
preparing the measure to be submitted
and also preparing tho form of the pe
tition to get tho measure on tho ballot.
Court Decides That Posses
sion For Forty Years
Gives Title.
A little strip of land something over
half a mile long and varvine in width
from 100 feet to 148 fM, has 'been
to some extent a source of trouble to
several owners of the original dona-
lion land claim of Fabian Maloins, lo-!
cated in Tp. 5, S. R. 2, W, ai.d at time
mreaieneu me irienuiy relations or.hirriwav in Ulatsop county wwitu
finally to decide definitely who was
the owner of the land and to avoid
any special ill feeling among neigh
bors, a friendly suit was bronght in
this term of the circuit coivrt before
Judge-Bingham, entitled, Felicite M
M. Manning and V. A. Manning
against Marr P. Gregoire.
In the 'decision rendered yesterday
by Judge Bingham, the land in ques- The work had 'been delayed "by rea
tion, amounting to 8.6S acrc9 was defi-1 gon 0f WJir conditions and in deference
nitely decreed to 'be the property ol ttf a sentiment that priortty should be,'4; iaira division iwemy- a(fain (,h0 pleasure wag mutual. Follow-
Mr. and Mrs. Manning. Igivfn to commercial roads. It is the in-(eighth divisionl4,417; Thirty second'il( thc adgg, Irincipal Nelson spoke
In 1800 the donation land claim of U'.iition of tho commission to tako up (division 14,268; Fourth division 12,948; (bri,.fly In presenting the class to the
JVbian Maloins was sold, one half to I next month with the forest service the .Forty second division, 12,252; Ninetieth j- a education, and Chairman
one party and the other half to an- j holo question of forest roads. It will : division. 9,710; Seventy seventh divis- ar, of tho .nrd, prefaced the pre
other. Along in 1809 a fence row was; be necessary, owing to the increased lion 9,422; Twenty sixth division 8,300; aPntation of diplomas wtih a few
sa'hed out and a fence built. But from cst ,af road construction, to revise es- Eighty second division 8,300; Fifth WOnl of felicitation as to tho corn
time to time as different parties be- timatcs on projects already agreed up- division 8,280; Seventy eighth division .mondablo work done by the class of
came owners of the land there was al-on. Another reason is that tho govern- 8,133; Twenty seventh division ',4; twenty three graduates, fourteen of
ways a question an to whether tho old ! m0nt aid fund has been increahed by 'Thirty third division 7,860; Thirty whom were to follow up their high
fenea raw really divided the property ; at0 legislation. This w;!l pr .mit of an fifth division 7,747; Eighty ninth div-Urhool ourso with work in higher in;
correctly. It was admitted by one of; enlarged plan of contsruction. Until jHion 7,093; Thirtieth division 6,893; ititutions. -
4he owners about 40 years ao that , this has liecn mapped out the eommis- 'Twenty ninth division 5.972: Ninety ! Along with the addresses were a
tho present fence built on the old fence
row was not rightly located.
rsut in ine inena:y suit Drought to
(.Continued on page three)
Decision Also Made To Faye
Six Miles North Of Jef
ferson. Portland. Or., Mar. 8 Two con
tracts for road work, involving an ap
proximate expenditure of $300,000,
were let Friday 'by the stae highway
The contract for grading and pav
ing a seven milo section in Linn coun
ty between Albany and Jefferson was
awarded to A. I). Kern of Portland,
whose ibid w;) $108,827 50, segregated
as f ollows: Paving $145 070, grading
The grading is to bo paid for by
Linn county, which had tho option of
either doing the grading itself or
awarding it to tho. paving contractor.
The state will aid the county to the
extent of $13,000 by advancing tho
money without interest cba.gp and be
reimbursed next year.
Tho next lowest 'bidder was the War
ren Construction company, who offer
ed to do the paving work for $145,8X0
and the grading for $24,398.60. '
Joim Day Wori Advanced
For grading and graveling a 7.2
milo section of tho John Way highway
in Grant Bounty, between John Day
and Prairie City, tho contract was giv
en to A. D. Kern, whose hut was $11,
284.15. Tim next lowest bid was that i an,i Co furthor Jrouble h'.l been report
of Elliott Scroggitis, $125,282 65. . ,i todav. Twentv f the ring loaders,
This is a federal niti -project.
Owing, to an irregularity tho -bids
for the grading and rocking oi the
.Yamhill-Nestueea roa" ootween Grand
Rondo and Dolph, were rejected. The
project will ibo readvertiscd. It is a
federal .aid project.,' under tho post read
act. .
Bids were also rejected for tho mac
adamizing of tho section of the Pacif
ic highway in Josephine- county . be
tween Wolf crook and Grave creek,
4.1 miles in lenglJu The project, will 'be
pavid and will 'bo readvertiscd. ..
The- commission instructed the engi
neer to prepare plans ami 6pec if i ca
tions for a number of new paving ana
grading projects for which bids will
I be ouenrd at the next .meeting of the
commission, March 20. These include:
Paving Work to Be Done
Paving 12 miles in Coos county
between Marshficld and C'oquille,
Paving in Umatilla county between
Miltrn and the Wasshington state
Paving six miles in Marian county
between Jefferson and Snlem.
Paving and grading in Linn county
between A'ibany and Tangent,
Paving 4 miles in Josephine county
between Wolf croek and Grave crook,
Paving in Douglas county 'between
Oakland and Yoncalla and between
Dillard and Myrtle creek.
Paving in Yamhill county ibetween
Bellevue and McMinnvino.
Paving 3 miles in Wasco county 'bo-
twoen The Dalles and Seufert.
Grading Also Is Provided
Grading in Columbia county between
Seuppnoso and MoBride.
Grading and graveling iu Umatilla
county between Echo and Morrow
county lino.
G railing 1 milo in Douglas county
between Canyonvillc and Galesvillo.
Grading in Josephine county on
iSmitb hill ridge, the county contribut
ing $10,000 to the cost. .
It alf was decided to ask coopera
tion under tho federal aid act in the
Mvine of
4 mile stretch between a-
lrm and Brooks in Marion ecunty.
j' The engineer also was instructed to
make a survey and estimate for tho
. improvement of the Columbia river
Youngs' bay and Seaside, Tho county
wui cooperate to uio f'X"'
In , tho manor of th. Mount . Hood .
loop road, the commission informed ,
... . . ji c snx nnn i
a delegation irom iao momn
Loop Road association that it was a. -
ready committed to the iiipmaent
of tL road, having entered iM
cooperative agreement witn me leuer - ..
ini irnvernment on the 7.ix am section
sentiment that priority should bei23,974; Third division 16356; Twenty-
B'on said it was unable to respond to '
(the request that a definite sum should
be appropriated for the Mount Hood
lor other f crest roads to order imme
diate construction.
Twenty Of Ring Leaders, Said
To Be Of Foreign Extrac
tion, Under Arrest
London, March 8, Official investi
gation was beir.g made today of tho riot
cf Canadian soldiers at Rhyl in which
from five to twenty seven were killed
and 20 to 73 were woundod. Tho dis
turbances began Tuesday night and con
tinued throughout Thursday night.
Several of the 25,000 soldiers await
ing transportation home at Rhyl decid
ed to hold a demonstration to air their
grievances over delayed demobilization
and non-receipt of back pay. The out'
break is said to have started at a shout
cd signal, "Come on, bolsheviks!" Tho
rioters seized stores, fired on the offi
cers' quarters and soon gained control
of the camp. Thoy also raided the bar
racks 0f the women's auxiliary corps
and looted it of clothes. A major of
New Brunswick, who had won the Vic
toria cross, is said to have been tramp
led to doath in an attempt to defend
tho officers' quarters.
Called Cavalry.
Cavalry was called to tho camp Wed
nesday but did not use arms. This af
ternoon a large number of the riotors
started to march to Aborgato, three
miles southeast of Rhyl, but were cut
off and turaied back by troops from
Chester. The disturbances apparently
were suppressed Thursday, but tho riot
ing was renewed that night, inday
morning a major general who arrived
at the camp from the war office in an
airplano addressed tho men and unsured
tho men that their grievances would
be adjusted immediately. He promised
that they would bo demobilized at tho
rate of ton thousand a weok and said
that tho next four transports would be
placed at their disposal.
Returned to Quarters,
Tho soldiors returned to their quartors
alleged to bo of foroign extraction, are
said' to be under arrest. Owing t0 the
lack of official information, no defi
nite report has been received of tho
casualties. Ono report said tnat i or
ficers had been killed. The damage
was estimated at $250,000,
Other dispatches describing tfco riot
filed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs
day, were received by the United Press
durinc tho ni'ht, having been apparent
ly held up by tho British censor. Rhyl
is on tho Irish sea, 20 miles southeast
of Liverpool.
la ' Who EsHst
Pkcts Of Solfas Who En
roled Infiaergcncy.
Washington, March 8. Tho fti de-
partment will hold an army of 509,909
until congress provides otherwise, Chief
of Staff March announced today.
This army will not be reduced undor
any circumstances, March statod, until
congerss passes a law outlining the per
manent military organization. Ho de
clared that the United Sttaes could not
get along with a small army. This is
tho strength asked by the war depart
ment in tho military bill which failed
to pass congress.
Demobilizaion figures given by Gen
eral March show 419,555 men sallod for
the United Sttaes up to March 3, and
351,824 had landed in the United Sta-
tea up to March 7. The numbor ordered
demobilized is liow 1,013,000.
Total Casualties.
Tho total American casualties during
the war were 240,197, March announced.
American who took part In action
against tho enemy in France numbered
i 100 uoa'diviBional troop8, ineludina ro-
... oAnnnn ,... .,.! .
ninnnn 1
sin action and prisoners by divisions
;P - - ' . .World program of the future, impress-
i' 1 ig upon tho graduates that it was
S tdSA P? ' !"
- . . t j, ;in,ake lor harmony and proj.K'ss,
were as follows
Second division 24,429; First division1
first division 5, 838; Eightieth divis-'
on 5133. Thirty seventh division 4,303;
8evety ninth divisin0 3,223; Thirty
(ContinuaJ on page eight)
Speculations Rife To IM?e
In Breaking Shaping Con
tracts With Ales.
Washington, Mar. 8. Germany's re
fusal to turn over her merchant ships
for shipment home of American troops
has aroused the widest speculation and
comment among officials and diplomats
In tho absence of details' of her ac
tion at Spa, officials hero know only
that Germany has broken the contract
her officials signed with- Chairman
Hurley of tho United States shipping
board, and other alliod representatives
last January to turn over her merchant
men. Possible motives for Germany's ac
tion are believed to be:
lirst, her internal condition partic
ularly as regards food may bo such
that her present government is afraid
to turn over the vessels for fear of
giving tho Spartncan group a cry of
Second, the strong sailors councils nt
Germanv's ports may have served no
tice on their government that the ships
could- net leave unless thoy were man
no dby German sailors (not provided in
the contract Hurley offered and had
accepted), or,
. May Bo Using Trickery.
Germany may be resorting to her
old trickery and seeing discontent
growing in England at. the delnv in
shipping troops home, has thrown a
hitch into the program of turning
thousands of tons of shipping over to
Great Britain as well as tho United
States for troop transport, thus aggra
vnting tho unrest
In all events, it is held certain hero
thnt her action is timed to end, if pos
sible, tho nllied delay in sending food
stuffB into Germany.
To meet any situation which may
arise out of tho present ''serious prob
lem" most ot the United Jstatos gov
eminent will be in France.
President Wilson is on his way;. Sec
retary Uinsing ifl already there, Hecro
tary Daniels will bo thero within a
couple of woeks, Secretary Baker will
arrive in France probably beforo the
middlo of April and Chairman Hurley
of tho shipping board is expected to
(Continued on page three)
Spoke In Interesting Manner
On His Subject, A Safe
"The miracle of human lito
i tho multiplication of power,
'but the most dangerous thing
in tho world is unrestrained
"The birth of democracy
came about through the desire
for human liberty. It is tlio
task of civilization today, not
only to make the world sate
for democracy, but to create
a democracy that is safe for e
the world to have."
President Doney, of Willamette, ad
Ircssed a very attentive and interest
ed audience, both on tho floor and on
the platform, at the mid-year gradua
tion exereises at the high (school last,
night, and his subject ''A Hate De
mocracy" was peculiarly fitting for
tho group of bright, eager young grad
uates, soon to enter into the fabric, of
.'democracy on their own account. He
spoko in epigrams, and he ipinned down
his premises with thumb-tacks of hum
or, lie mad!? a keen analysis of the
triad of ethical elements liberty equal
ity and fraternity, illustrating by
great events of the present em how
these qualities have been opposed and
endangered by human selfishn
and by ignorance. He indicated the
.nart Dliat COUCHUOn II1UNI DIUV 111 ine
This was the third timo Dr. Doney
had been called upon to address a
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number of selections from the high
school chorus, who aro showing them-
selves a credit Ibath to their instruct-
. I or and to the chool, by the exception
ally me quality of their rendition.
Settlement Of Berlin Revolt Reached After German Cab
inet Granted Soviets Constitutional Recognition.
Some Fighting Continues In Parts Of City, But Amer
ican Mission Is Still Safe In Adlon Hotel.
By Frank J. Taylor.
t United Press Staff Correspondent)
Berlin, March 8. The gonerai striko
was called off by its leaders this after-
noon. Work will resume Monday. wounded. Tho latter were without med
A settlement was reached on the basis ieul attention. It was unofficially esti
of a compromise reached with the Uer- mated that the fighting has rcsuued in
man cabinet, whereby tho Soviets are the killing of 300 and the wounding of
granted constitutional recognition. 500, mostly rebels. .
Despite tho action of tho strike lead- Additional regiments have arrived
erg, some fighting continued in parts of from castorm Prussia to assist in tho
the citv. .
Hold Off Superior Forces. work of m0T'Pi8 "P- . . v
5 p. in. At this hour tho rebels aro Tho members of the American mis
battling desperately in tho northeast- sion aro still safe in tho Adlon and Pa!
orn section of tho city behind cobble- ace hotels, tho fighting having died
stone barricades and walls of print pa-, down in the imuiediato vicinity of thesj
per. . They were holding off- a vastly places. "
Our B
Ccrjpaaos M Ari L Are Feted
' By hfam& Crowd In
Portland Last Might.
By Gertrtide Robi3on.
Anvone with a toivmin In hendi
can striko a dramatic poso and say;
"Sun, stand thou still upon Gibcou,
and thou, oh moon, in the valloy of
Ajalon." But it is an obvious fact that
tho celestial 0rbswill pay no attention
whatever to tho command. Bv tho samo
token, anyono wh0 was lucky enough ani' stupendous duty ahead of them,
to forco his way through 'the crowd calling for an equally stupendous eour
ut the Union depot lust evening could utiM Au(l oh suyl you could soo, by
order tho policeman at the gato to et the street lamp's pale light, tho color
mm tnrougii, into tho holy of holieB
where the returning soldiers were. And
tho policeman at the gate would look
him over with a calculating eyo and if
tho little admittance badge was not in
evidence the words worn wasted. One
coul.l whcedie and plead; ono could
even bo far forgot one's manners and
grow angry and threaten. The blue-
clad men at tho gnteB obeyed no one
but Joshuas with tho magic badge, ,
Maybe Refusal Was Kind.
Perhaps if one's eyes wero very blue
and thcie was a hint of a brogue in
one's voico tho refusal in which tho
i ii .i , . .
r s were roueu mio ootivion wun very j
kindly. But refusal it was, and not the
broadest of brogueg or eyes the color of
Countv Clare slue - could mediate it.
But to begin at tho beginning. It
was raining, of course. None of your
poitcring French ruin, mind you, that
Kiiiikt one through and leaves a chill
in one s bones art! a hunger in one's
art, for tho sii'ht of dripping Oregon
ki-- snd fiamp Oregon fields. Just a,
friendly quiet drizzle to remind the
boyk that thoy Mere heme agu-in. .
. rortiana was ager.
Portland ebbed and throbbed about
ono, jostling one's elbows, rudely knock-
ing one's hat at all kinds of rakish
ungloB, stepping on one's toes and pok-
ng ono'g back with sharp umbrcllt,
handles. Portland followed ono along
Mm trpt and looked over .one's ;
shoulders us one stood before tho hotel
rim'tuinr. A rwl "DM" until Portland. :
raiBing her eyebrows quizzically as she j
read ono'g signature, "you're from 8a
For all the world as though it were
Salem's fault that some of her pet bills
had been killed in the legislature.
Company M Was "Open Sesame," ..
"So is Company M," one retorted,
and beholdl Immediately a change.
Down came milady s eyebrows. Down
went milady herself in a courtesy as!
profound a. a colonial mcsdame. Hail
ing from the city of the capital build
ing is one thing; coming from the home
town of Company M is another matter
altogether. Wearing one's rue with a
FMaw-l'!"'' ?. lt Wor0- And aft"r tha
uiv uieirouiiB vuw juurs.
Was Happy crowd.
Thn crowds! T wish vnu could hnvA '
seen them. Thoy Bplushed through !
flooded guttors, thoy laughed at each;
othr and called to each other, and
waited pntiently, expectantly in the:
slow, wet drizzlo for he parade to
swiup down tho roped in streets.
It web slow in the forming, the pa
rude. Homing over tho Union Pacific
tho train was naturally lute, 1'hcn
thero were so many to greet they had
been gene so long! But it came at last,
led by the Multnomah Guard band,
marching down the slippery strcots
gi.ily, holding then heads bravely, and
superior government force. The Alex-
anderplatz had been battered until it
resembled a front line villaeo. Tha
kaiserstrasse was strewn with dead tnd
With Golden
s Are Home Again
smiling always smiling. There Is some
thing quite uli'fercnt in a doughboy's
smile, d'd you ever notice 1 Something
that you cauY define a wiotfuloesa
Wn perlutph of a long absenco from
the homeland, vd lender memories of
little wooden crosses and ''buddies"
they shall never see again.
The wholo nffivir set ono wondering.
Was it yesterday or wng it a hundred
years ago that theso samo lads wont
swinging down these same streets with
tho breath of uutiimn all about them
iaey nnu carneu aim rougiit ior ana
brought homo again stainless ui.d ua-.
uuci'cd, fluulinu from cvory available
fiug stuff and decking ull tho posts
along the way of the parade.
Had beats of liouor.
Onto tho umlitorium they went, tho
crowds - with them, and into tr ' im
mense hull where eheor after choer
shook the stutely buildiajj as thoy fil
ed in and took up their seats of honor in
the front of the room. The acting may
or f the city made a Bpech at least I ,
suppose it waB a speech and then Lieut
enant Comptoii of Salem roso to ad
dress the assembly. He didn't want to
speuk, he said he didn't, but the joy
that shono in his face and bubbled over
ii his voice belied his words. Ho
couldn't have kept still if he had been
supposed to. Not in a millon yoarsl
There was an old woman iu the rear
of tho building. Sho was a very little
old woman and her whito hair made
halo about her wizened face. Blie was
dressed ull in black with a service pm
with two stars at her throat. Iho
ondy thing worBe than having a boy
iin France"she gaia treuiuiousiy 10 u
bvstander. "is not having had One
there." And just a she turned away I
noticed . that ono ol tuo siars in mo
service pin was gold.
A irvuy nayuy i.uui.
There was a fuiiiUy old man whoss
nnmn could never in the world bo any-
thine but O'Eielly, who chuckled to
li iniMi, If all durine the addresses
and kept his eyes fixed on tho back of
a flaininir auburn licud among tho re
turned heroes directly in fro:. of liim.
There was a pretty girl, almost lost
in a largo fox fur, who cried quietly
through it all and left before tho merry
making began.
No Place for Tears.
No place for tears, that auditorium,'
when the bovs wero at last turned
loose. No place for anything but th
most perfect joy and good will. They -danced
and talked, a:d danced and
sang and talked, and danced and talked
gome more.
O! but there was a multitude of
things to talk about! The anon land
and the strange people; tho girls wh
didn't begin, to compare with the Oro-
con crirls. for all tho talk about tneif
piquant beauty. Tho rain and the mud
at Brest, the trip home trouble on the
Bay of Biscay and a necessitated delay
of two perciuns days,
Enter Company L in tho person of a
handsome young sergeant vouchsafing a,
a precious bit of information. "France!
Surel sho certainly has the beautiful
cathedrals and classy chateaux but oh
lady! lady! that little old statue in New
York harbor " and the expressive
slang with which ho concluded, spoka
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