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DIER BOYS (Continued from Page 1) but you ought to see me. My last shave, bath and change of clothing was at Camp Upton, and that was two weeks ago and I've been living in mud for a week! If I shave or wash now I'll catch cold sure, as I'd lose so much covering. I understand we are going to move into more permanent quarters soon, where we will have shower baths and barracks. My! what a luxury that will be, I may be sent back on a hospital ship to help take of the wounded—I don't know rare what I am going to do. Dec. 6.—We left New York City on Friday, November 15 in the evening. Sailed on the S. S. France, the largest and fastest of the French liners. Ar rived in the harbor of Brest, France, As the on Friday morning, Nov. 22. ship was too big to come up to the docks we were transferred to a small steamer and taken to shore. We marched through the narrow, dirty streets of the city out into the coun at the old try to the rest camp French Vontenegen barracks. We left this camp on Sunday, Dee. 1, cold drizzly morning, and marched with our packs to the railroad station Here we took the train. I a at Brest. rode with six other non-coms in a third class compartment of a third class, four-wheeled coach, or buggy. One entered from the side, all the There were no cush same as a hack. the seats, just plain wooden ions on benches, no heat, no aisleways and no wash rooms. We rode and slept in this compartment for two days and two 1 nights, coast line south. went the prettier the country got, the better the towns and cities were, and the neater and cleaner the people Nantes on the river Loire The road followed the The farther south «V seemed. Here we saw especially pretty, the sun for the firs\ time in France. It sure cheered us up. We arrived at Bordeaux early in the morning, then started east, finally .arrived at Perig at noon on Here we detrained our neux, our destination, Tuesday, Dec. 3. and marched through town to quarters. There is a dandy Red Cross build ing here where one ran go to write or play games or visit around the One night they had a dandy stoves. band concert and another night a mo There is no "Y" or K. C. vie show. hall and no canteen. Tobacco is about the only article here one can buy. There is no candy. There are French peddlers who sell grapes, apples, figs, nuts, etc., but the prices are so high cannot afford to buy very often. one Chewing gum is not to be had nor have I seen any since leaving the States. From Fletcher Mingus. Nov. 10—I have not much to write Corner Grocery THE HOME OF GOOD EATS The place to buy Groceries for the least asoæy. Everything fresh and clean and nothing but the best carried in stock. Fresh Green Vegetables of all kinds. Oranges, Lemons, Bananas, Gfbpe Fruit and Cranberries. Also Fresh Weinies, Bologna, Minced Ham, Pig's Feet and Cured Meats of all kinds. SAVE MONEY j*nd buy Nut Margarin« and Oleomargin«. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR CASH SEE WHAT CASH WILL BUY W. W. Wilkerson, Prop. Auto Delivery Phone 160. There was • a Crowd in the Store a] and they were trying to josh the Tobacco Man Have a chew on so long it costs noth me,"sayshe."Break ing extra to chew off just two or three this class of tobac squares. man's size Real Gravely. It holds its good taste » *< : That's a chew of ?» co. It goes further — that's why you can get the good taste of this clou of tobac co without extra cost. PEYTON BRAND . Real Gravely Chewing Plug e 2 ch piece packed in a pouch EE about this time, so will give you a de scription of what' is going on over here; that is, as much as I am al lowed to tell. The traffic is some thing immense and our trucks are sure doing great work and there are scads of them, too. In one place where we waited by the road all day our trucks went by in a steady stream on both sides of the road about twenty feet apart. On the main roat^s it re minds one of the main streets in the cities, traffic is so congested. The French have a great number of trucks also, but they are getting old and worn out and do not compare with ours in strength and size. Some times when a division is moved by trucks the trucks are lined up in a solid column for five or six miles and sometimes more. Our tractors sure do great work also in moving heavy artillery. They are very large and of the caterpillar type and have some power. Talking about motor trucks, acci dents will happen sometimes. I saw a soldier getting off of one that was pulling a big gun which had wheels about a foot wide, His foot slipped and he fell and the wheel of the big gun ran right over his head, that is one accident in many. Most all our movements are made at night without lights and we get some merry rides sometimes. Thirty of us get into a truck with our packs and in struments, which makes a tight But squeeze. I saw a boche aeroplane over our lines the other day taking observa tions. Our anti-aircraft guns were shooting at him, but he was not very scared, as they only bring one down in about 5000 shots. Suddenly five of our planes dropped down out of the clouds top of him and I soon heard his engine quit on him and two of our planes followed him clear ground to make sure he wasn't fool I also saw another one Jrought on the t" mg. down the same day. The Hun also got one of our observation balloons tjjiat afternoon about a mile from here, and I saw the two observers come down from the balloon in their parachutes. The balloon burned up in about a min The balloons are filled with an ute. explosive gas and they are set on fire with a special kind of bullet and burn very rapidly. In the place we are now we have the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A and Salva tion Army, from which we can pur chase a limited amount of chocolates and cookies and a few other articles. But I believe the does the mo'st good for the funds receives. Nov. 11.—The war ended yesterday at 11 o'clock. Had a big time and the band played on the street. Nov. 30— I thought of you all on Thanksgiving day and knew you thinking of me. I spent a very pleas ant day and had a nice dinner. In the afternoon we (the band) played for football game and gave a concert the evening. I played while a fellow were in OVERCOATS AND MACKINAWS FOR MEN AND YOUNG MEN You need them now during this cold wea ther. They are good Flu protectors. Come in while the assortment is complete. They are well made, nicely tailored and of excel lent materials. We want to close them out and they are priced right to move them. MADAM PFEIL CORSETS For style, comfort and durability the Mad am Pfeil Corsets have gained a wide reputa tion. A range of materials, models and prices for every figure and pocketbook. SKATING SETS. Theâe are great days for skating. Great sport and healthy exercise. To be comfort able and warm you should have a skating set, consisting of scarfs and toques, for both boys and girls. y I f-jy rr 5 s £1 Vs US if«?. SIMS /iKw • > 'j H '//s SM . Y N \mA s 58 / y y W iU . A I »\ 7 b /'A # /, r i L n - m ■*, y ri mi I li f ilij qm il ! i il mW™ ii ■ : I )s v » ! :: I Overshoes —Protect the feet as well as the body from cold and wet. We have a big line for men and women, boys and girls. Woolen Socks —Warm as toast. Carried in all weights and sizes. !» ■ V* as ft < I; iVÜ'tt ; ' V p m m if I I When You Want Good Shoes Go to John MclNish's Store General Merchandise and Groceries it is gone on a furlough, which seems pretty good. We landed in London, when we came across and went to Southampton, where we crossed the English channel to Le Harve, France. After spending a day in the rest camp there we went to Bourges, near the center of France, where we were billeted three weeks, From there we were sent to the 28th division of Pnnsylvania and joined them just as they were going into the Argonne Forest, in which engagement they played a big part. It was a dif ficult place to take, as the French and Germans had been in the same place for four years and had dug themselves in vary securely. Our men sent one of the worst barrages over during the It started about 10 o'clock and a war. lasted until daylight in the morning, and was one big roar, like the ocean, only much louder. The Germans had concrete dugouts that were fixed up like palaces, with pianos and every thing in them, to a place called Pannes, just in front of Metz, where we were until the ar mistice was signed, which, if they had not signed, we would have taken in a short time, because we had ar From there we went very tillery hub deep and large ones too. From there we moved to a place near here* in some German billets, which they had fixed up nice, for two weeks. Buxieres, Dec. 16—Our division has been picked to reinforce the occupa tion troops going into Germany, so do not know when we will be sent The division has also been giv home. en the name of the "Iron Division" by General Pershing for their good work We are also one of during the war. the . ed fighting divisions and wear the red keystone on our left shoulders. view from a We have a very nice high hill close by here. We can all over because the rest of the land is low. Fifteen town are in sight, but the towns are close together, some times not more than a mile apart, and are not very large. The view reminds of Frcezeout hill, only much larg Anothcr fellow and I are going Mount Sec this afternoon and the trenches and dugouts. They the Germans had tunnels clear see one er. over to see say through the mountain. The orchestra is going to Nancy a show. They tonight to play for went to Toul last night and may go to Pans. One of our battalions has been pick»c' to parade before President Wil son in Paris. CASH IN ADVANCE. One of the mistaken business prac tices which newspapers have followed in the past and which the exigencies of war conditions relegated to the dis card was the habit of continuing sub scriptions on and on after their orig inal term had expired. Especially was this true of weekly newspapers pub lished and circulated in communities comparatively small and limited. The publishers were always between two fires. They could not demand cash in advance because a large pro- j portion of their subscribers were per- | i sonal friends and many of these would j have resented such a course as a re flection upon their own credit and good intentions. In order to avoid suspend- ( i n g these friends the publisher was ordinarily compelled to adopt the rather shiftless policy of allowing the name to stand until something hap-1 pened to get it paid up or stopped. | Under orders of the war industries | board last fall this practice was sum- j marily stopped. The country weekly j newspaper was told that, regardless I of whom it might offend, it must dis continue subscriptions which were in arrears. The paying in advance method is much preferable from the standpoint of the subscriber as well as of the publisher. He buys a subscription for 1 a certain length of time and if not renewed at expiration it ceases at that date. No further obligation is in curred. Under the old plan the paper would continue to come to him for a year, two years or many years and I eventually he would have to pay the j accumulated bill or be marked down ! bad egg on the books of the pub-1 lisher. Under the new scheme he re- i news if he wants to and does not re- , new if he doesn't want to. as a Now that the war is over and war j restrictions have been removed, The j Index will not return to the old credit We are convinced that no system. body ever eared much for a newspaper , anything else, he got for nothing, ' matter how good it might be. Credit will be gladly extended to | those deserving of it, but it must be j arranged for. This paper will not j be forced on anyone who does not care for it enough to pay for it. Watch the label on your paper; it • tells when your subscription expires. 1 If you don't want to miss an issue renew promptly, either by paying cash or arranging for a short credit. m ■ Cured at a Cost of 25 Cents. "Eight years ago when we first moved to Mattoon, I was a great suf- | ferer from indigestion and constipa- j tion," writes Mrs. Robert Allison, Mat- 1 toon, 111. "I had frequent headaches \ and dizzy spells and there was a feel- | ing like a heavy weight pressing on my stomach and chest all the time. I felt miserable. Every morsel of food _ distressed me. I could not rest at Tablets cured me and 1 have since felt like a different person." A healthy man is a king in his own right; an unhealthy man an unhappy slave. For impure blood and slug gish liver, use Burdock Blood Bitters. On the market 35 years. $125 a bottle. Dairymen, Attention! Have you tried shipping cream to the Coast markets ? We pay highest market prices and remit promptly for each shipment Price today 73c per lb. No. 1 Butterfat f. o. b. Portland, Oregon No deductions except for express. Correct weights and tests guaranteed. Write us for tags and cans. We also buy poultry and eggs. UNION MEAT COMPANY PORTLAND, OREGON » •J ■f i sV AVi PALACE MEAT MARKET CHAS. CLICK, Proprietor FRESH AND CURED MEATS Sausage, Lard, Chickens Fresh Fish Every Thursday and Friday Highest Market Price Paid for Hides and Pelts. Auio Delivery BUTTER WRAPPERS AT INDEX OFFICE. Phone 160. UP-TO-DATE STATIONERY—INDEX OFFICE SALE BELLS AT THE RIGHT PRICE—INDEX