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ALLIES ARE DRIVEN
BACK ACROSS AISHE
Germans, With Kaiser Looking
On, Wage Determined Bat-
tie Around Soissons.
MANY PRISONERS TAKEN
French Say Retirement Is Due to
Floods Which Threatened Lines
of Communication Bel
gians Destroy Depot.
' LONDON'. Jan. 14. The German and
French accounts of the fighting on the
western front agree In declaring- there
kas been a desperate battle near Bois
ons. The issue is not wholly decided,
but the Germans are believed to have
Brained ground northeast of the town,
while the French wholly failed to
make progress. The French are now
described as taking up new positions
n the south bank of the Aisne.
Emperor William in person directed
the battle on the plain of Vregny. In
spired by his presence, the German
troops cleared this Important elevated
position of the enemy.
Westrade Reduced to Ruins.
The German official report, received
Jrom Berlin by wireless, said:
"In the western theater of the war.
In the dunes near Nieuport and south
west of Ypres. artillery combats are
rolng on. The enemy directed an ex
tremely strong fire on Westende. which
they soon will have entirely destroyed.
Th-ir torpedo-boats disappeared quick
ly ns soon as they received our fire.
-In continuation of their activities
n January S. northeast of Soissons.
our troops again made an aitaca. on
the heights of Vregny and cleared this
elevated plain of the enemy. In a
pouring rain and deeply sodden clay,
trench after trench was taken by storm
until after dark and the enemy was
driven back to the border of the ele
vated plain. Fourteen French officers
and 1130 men were taken prisoners,
and four cannon, four machine guns
and a searchlight were captured a
brilliant feat for our troops under the
very eyes of their uppermost war
French Prlaonera Captured.
Northeast of the camp of Chalons,
that French attacked again yesterday In
the morning and afternoon with Btrong
forces, to the east or rertnes. inejr
Bunetrated. at certain places, our
tranches, but were renulsed by ener
-etic counter attacks and driven back
with heavy losses into ineir own yuav
tions. leaving 160 prisoners In our
i n H
"In the Argonne and the Vosges
sxihinr of importance" has occurred.
The early French official statement
agreed as to the determined character
of the fighting near Soissons. The
Vr.nch could make no material prog
ret on the left of their Soissons line.
They held their positions on the center
and were compelled to yield on their
Brlsiaaa Destroy Ammualrlon Depot.
Thn text of the French report was:
-in Belgium, the firing of our artil
lery was interfered with by the fog:
nevertheless the cannonading yesterday
was very spirited In the vicinity of
NieuDort and around Ypres. Certain de
tachments of Belgian troops blew up. at
a point to the southeast ol stuyveKnes
kerke, the buildings on a farm which
were serving the enemy as a depot for
"Between the Lys and the Oise. In the
region of Lens, our artillery was suc
cessful in dispersing a group of Ger
man pioneers cn the outskirts of the
hamlet of Angres. and it bombarded
effectively the German trenches to the
southeast of the Chapel of Notre Dame
"To the north of Soissons there was
determined fighting all day yesterday.
The engagement was localized to a sec
tion of the ground to the north of
Crouy. We hold only the first slopes
of these hills. On our left, in this field,
our counter attack made slight prog
ress, but without succeeding in record
ing a material advance. On the center
we retained our positions around the
village of Crouy. In spite of the repeat
ed efforts of the enemy to dislodge us,
but on the east in front of Vrcguy we
were obliged to yield.
Aline Coatlanes la Flood.
"The continued flood stage of the
Jliver A!sne has carried away several of
Die regular bridges as well as some ol
the temporary foot bridges which we
threw across the river. The lines ot
communication for our troops were con.
aeiiuentiy made uncertain. Under these
conditions, we established ourselves ou
the south bank of the river in the re
gion between Crouy and Missy, with
bridge heads on the north bank in our
"Along the remainder of the front of
the Kiver Aisne there was yesterday
nothing more than artillery exchanges.
"In Champasrne the region of l'erthes
continued to be the scene of local en
gagements for the possession of Ger
man trenches on the second and third
lines of defense. To the north of
Heaust-Jour we blew up some of the en
emy's positions, to make impossible his
laying of mines. The Germans, believ
ing they were being attacked, manned
their trenches. We then opened a vio
lent artillery and Infantry fire on these
Attacks Stopped. Paris Sj.
The later report of the French War
Office issued from I'aris says:
"Last night our troops were success
ful In a sudden attack with the object
of overwhelming the trenches recently
constructed by the Germans to the
northeast of Fourquescourt. north of
Jioye. department of the Somme.
"The attacks of the enemy in the
region to the north of Soissons have
"We were obliged to abandon several
cannon as the result of the breaking
down of a bridge. We have rendered
all of them unfit for use.
The Germans have made prisoners,
particularly of wounded men. who in
the withdrawal movement we were not
able to take with us. On our side we
have made a number of important
prisoners, not wounded, belonging to
seven different regiments.
"To sum up, the success Is a partial
one for our adversaries, which will have
no influence on the operations as a
whole. In fact, by reason of the ob
stacles presented by the Aisne and the
dispositions which we have taken, the
enemy will be unable to utilize to the
south of the river the success which
Is of purely focal character.
"On the rest of the front there Is
nothing to report."
ITURBIDE INL0NG FLIGHT
(Pontlmifd From First Pag. '
bide came to the front at the urgent
request of the diplomatic corps and
' took command ot the situation. He
kept order in the city and turned It
over to the Zapata commanders. He
had. however. Incurred the enmity of
the Zapata faction because he com
manded a detachment f troops which
fought them in the outskirts of Mexico
City during; CarbaJaJ's brie! adminis
tration. 50 Zapatistas having been
killed in the battle.
When General Palafox. the Zapata
commander, arrived be ordered the ar
rest of Iturbide, who, scenting trouble,
had hidden in a private house in Mexico
City. Silliman and Canova interceded
and a fair trial was promised, but he
doubted the wisdom of surrendering
and remained in. hiding. Finally
through the efforts of the American
Government, General Gutierrea, as Fro
visional President, signed an order giv
ing Iturbide safe conduct to the United
Villa Orders Arrest.
Canova left Mexico City on the same
train with Iturbide, but before they had
proceeded far an order was issled by
Villa for the arrest of Iturbide. At the
same time a statement was given out
by General Palafox, Minister of Agri
culture In the uutierrex uaoinei, tur8
ing Silliman and Canova had accepted
a bribe for their efforts in getting the
fugitive out of Mexico City. This was
viiroronsilv denied by them and the
charges were ignored by the State De
na rt mn t . at (
I rode on that train," said Iturbide
tonight, "Just one day, for I realized
that the secret service men were trail
ing me and that an order for my arrest
would come any minute.
-T wrota mv will and gave It to Mr.
Canova and slipped off the train Just
nouth of Aguas Calientes. 1 waiKea
oronnri nimlesslv for 60 miles and fin
ally got a horse on a ranch. For 15
days I rode, aisguisea as a iaut-uci,
and made my way to the American
hnrder eluding troops ana ponce Dy
traveling mostly at night and sleeping
h Aav. I had ieit my Baggage ra
He Sirlma RIo Grande.
"ict-hon I finally got to the Rio
Grande I was afraid to go to any of
the bridges for fear the secret service
men would be waiting for me. 1 nave
always been a good swimmer, so i
ninnired In and swam tne river. AO
Englishman, wnose name x win uui
mention, met me and gave me some
clothes. I was destitute when I arrived."
Last year Iturbide was worth several
millions. His property has now Deen
confiscated and his funds in Mexico
banks similarly appropriated by the
different chiefs. By selling some oi
his nroDertv to foreigners he saved a
small sum from the wreck.
The episode has an Interesting se
quel in the status of Leon canova,
who. It was said, became persona non
grata to General Palafox and General
Villa, because of his part in the escape
of Iturbide. Canova has been in
Washington for several days. General
Villa, it is said, issued the order for
Iturbide's arrest without knowing that
General Gutierrez had Issued a safe
As soon as the situation Is explained
to all the chiefs It is believed Canova
will go back to Mexico to continue his
work for the American Government. He
acted constantly under instructions
from Washington. Secretary Bryan
took a personal Interest In the case.
One of the numerous reports the
State Department had of Iturbide told
of how. soon after Vera Cruz was
seized by American forces and antl
American feeling was running high in
Mexico City, he made a wild dash In a
motor to a prison and saved two
American newspapermen from execu
tion as spies. The correspondents had
been found with codes in their posses
Since his arrival in Washington
Iturbide called at the British and
Spanish embassies in an effort to ar
ranse for the safe departure of his
wife. When he learned today that she
was Anally in the United States he was
overcome with Joy.
A plain statement off facts
You know my reputation for handling nothing bftt the finest
kind of wearing apparel for men and women.
Yon know that I am going to move in two weeks.
You know that it is to my advantage to have
every one in Portland and vicinity know of
my new store in the Stevens Building:, at
Washington and West Park, that opens Feb. 1.
You know, and I know, that my future depends on the im
pressions you gain and retain of my business now and in the
You know, therefore, that the statements made re
garding the offerings in this ad are facts that you
owe it to yourself to investigate the difference be
tween these and other offerings in this store as com
pared to the "hurrah" stuff that is undermining the
reputation of all good merchants in our community.
Ladies' Suits, Coats and Dresses
Mid-season arrivals at these real reductions:
$25 and $30 garments, $11.75 $45 and $50 garments, S21.75
$35 and $40 garments, $16.75 $55 and $60 garments, $26.25
$70 and $80 garments, $31.50
Two Neckwear offerings that will astonish and surprise you at the utter
disregard for intrinsic selling values.
Words can't describe the merit of these QCr Q for $1 fJO
see them in the windows DC9 rOF P 1
And the $1.50 and $2.00 kind for S5
Only two days more of this offering, Friday and Sat
urday. Ladies' and Men's Balmacaan Overcoats, hand
tailored in the mid-season styles from finest imported
Scotch and English tweeds, "Priestley Cravenetted," in
all popular and new mixtures and 'shades.
$25 and $30 Balmacaans Cl Q 7C
for less than the cost of P I J
materials and labor .... 1
These are offered at this price only for today and tomorrow.
The standard of the country for Men and Young Men,at these prices
$35.00 Overcoats ifcOO OC
and Suits yt.&.&O
$40.00 Overcoats . fcO
and Suits p.0. O
$20.00 Overcoats J1 O Cf
and Suits tplO.OU
$25.00 Overcoats d1 7C
and Suits p v.
.$19.25 Ssoat.s... $29.50
TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH
273-275 Morrison at Fourth
ALBANY VETERAN IS DEAD
J. 1 Wafer Is Second G. A. K. Com
mander to Die In Month.
ALBANY, Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
John Francis Wafer, commander of
McPherson Post, Grand Army of the
Republic, of this city, died last night
at his home In North Albany at tne
age of 80 years. Mr. Wafer was the
second commander of the local post
to die within a month. L. J. Fish,
former commander, died December 21,
and Mr. Wafer was chosen to succeed
him. Commander Wafer was too ill
to be present when the other new of
ficers were Installed a week ago.
Mr. Wafer was born in Illinois and
served throughout the Civil War in
Company D, 22d Illinois Volunteer In
fantry. He passed most of his life in
Illinois, moving to Albany a few years
ago. He is survived by his widow and
three children. Albert W. Wafer, of
Beebe. Wash.. Sarah J. Wafer, of Web
ster. Texas, and E. J. Wafer, of North
BANk OFFICERS ELECTED
Frank J. Mlltg, Railroad Commis
sioner, Heads Albany Concern.
ALBANY. Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
Frank J. Miller. State Railroad Com
missioner, has been elected president
of the Albany State Bank. He had
been vice-president heretofore. J. L.
Tomlinson succeeded Mr. Miller as vice
president. H. N. Bouley was elected as
cashier and E. B. Williamson, assistant
All of the Albany banks elected offi
cer Tuesday. E. D. Cusick. Joint Sen
ator for Linn and Lane Counties, was
elected president; Charles H. Cusick,
vii-e-president. and Harry B. Cusick.
cashier of the Bank of J. W. Cusick &
Co. The First National Bank of Al
bany re-elected its officers as follows:
T. Young, president; Alfred C.
Schmitt. vice-president: O. A. Archi
bald, cashier: J. C. Irvine. Ralph E. He.
Kechnie and Ralph Knotts assistant
DOUGLAS FISHERMEN ACT
Increase in Storage Capacity of
Vmpqua Hatchery Desired.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Jan. 1. (Special.)
Declaring that the capacity of the
state hatchery, on tne iorin umpqua
River, is about 10.000,000 eggs, while
the Horace capacity for young fish is
only about 1.500.000, the members of the
Douglas County Game Protective Asso
ciation last night decided to ask the
state officials to increase tne storage
capacity of the hatchery that a large
proportion of the young fish might be
liberated In the Umpqua River.
Under the present system, it is as
serted many of the eggs are sent to
other hatcheries of the state for devel
opment. The question of closing the
North and South L mpqua Kivers to net
fishinc above the forks, was discussed
and a committee appointed to investi
gate the proposition.
Benjamin Bass, Xewbergr, Buried.
NEWBERG. Or- Jan. 14. (Special.)
-Benjamin R. Bass was buried here
yesterday. He was a veteran or tne
Civil War. He was born in 1S40 In
Hamilton County, New York, and lived
in Newberg 11 years, coming here from
Tracy. Minn. He was the father of
Mrs. Floy ri. uavey, or lioiariem, isev..
and Ernest, who is a missionary in
China. Mrs. L. S. Otis and Mrs. A. T.
Behnke. of Newberg. are daughters by
Th re Farnum Trials Cost $4460.
ROSEBURG. Or, Jan. 14. (Special.)
The three trials of Roy Farnum, who
was recently convicted here of a stat
utory offense against Edna Morgan, of
Glendale. cost Douglaa County 14460,
according to figures made public by
the. County. Clerk; today.
ENEMY HARDER TO
THAN TO KILL
Infantry Made to Look Like
Straw Stacks, Cannon Re
semble Piles of Brush.
AIRMEN OFTEN DECEIVED
Previous Familiarity "With Country
Essential to Scouting Duty and
, Adjunct of Mission.
PARIS, Dec. 2S. (Correspondence of
the Associated Press.) Etienne Foulet,
describing his impressions as an air
scout says, "Hiding and concealment
has become such an art In modern war
fare that it is more difficult to find
the enemy than to kill him." He says:
"Infantry assumes' the appearance of
stacks of straw, cannon become to the
Bharpest eye nothing but inoffensive
piles of brushwood.
"Observation ladders are 'made up'
with such perfection that they are
easily mistaken for poplars or cypress,,
trees; false hedges and artificial thick
ets, even, frequently conceal batteries
of, artillery and detachments of in
fantry from the eye of the air scout.
Previous Acquaintance Required.
"There is only one thing that will
enable an aviator to detect these modi
fications in the natural appearance of
the ground he is flying over and that
is a complete previous acquaintance
with it. In certain regions that I ex
plored frequently during the battle of
the Marne there was a wood that we
airmen called the 'U' wood; to us it
was well known as a guiding point.
One day this 'U wood presented an un
usual aspect to my eyest the extrem
ity of the left horn of the U seemed to
have lengthened about 30 yards during
"I took the chance of flying low over
the spot. There. Just inside of the mir
aculous night's growth of woods I dis
covered a German battery, skillfully
hid from our artillery by a thicket of
pine and cedars replanted during the
Paotograpba Are Invaluable,
"On another occasion It was a hedge
that I had never seen before, though
I had scrutinized every bit of the
ground: on closer inspection I was able
to discover the newly-thrown up ridge
of a line of trenches and the emplace
ment of two German Datteries ini
-, i I . . .... a rrraa Heol ftf
woum nave 5 " t -j . .
trouble on the morrow If our three
lnchers had not thus been put Into pos
session of the secret.
"PhotoeraDhy." adds Poulet,- "is an
almost indispensable adjunct of the
airman's mission." He exhibited sev
eral photographs taken ojn the fly
which showed clearly the hlgJi road and
on both sides of it something that re
sembled a spider's web. "Those lines."
Poulet explains, "are German trenches
and not far from there three round
objects, each one between gray lines,
are simply three German batteries that
worked havoc in tne aiues rinia un
til, after three days' hunting, we. lo
cated them. 1
Great Holes Leak Like Peaa.
"Here," continues Poulet. "you see a
s-reat number of light round spots
about the form of green peas; they are
the funnel-shaped holes dug in tne
earth by our own three-men. sneiis.
oma of them are seven reel m amm
eter and four feet deep; there are a
great many of them, for there was
where our batteries surprisea icsr
ment of German infantry which they
annihilated in less than hall an hour.
while the rest of the force concealed
in the adjoining wood, the famous U'
wood, were obliged to break camp in
haste, leaving their dead and wounded
Wood Pipe Men Busy.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Jan. 14. (Spe
cial.) That certain Portland interests,
principally, wood pip makers, con
tractors and a group of bond buyers,
would make a serious effort to defeat
the proposal for a steel pipe line to the
south fork of the Clackamas Kiver be
came known here from an authoritative
source last night.
Since the South Fork water commit
tee has not yet signed a contract with
the Oregon Engineering & Construction
Company for the building of a steel
line, wood pipe makers still see a pos
sibility that their product may be se
lected. Attorneys representing Port
land interests have made a number of
trips to Oregon City during the last
week an an effort has been made to
bring pressure to bear on the. members
of the committee.
The amendment which will be sub
mitted to the voters has been prepared
and has been sent to Boston bond ex
perts, who will examine it. The docu
ment was prepared by Morris Bros., of
Portland, and last week the committee
checked it over with City Attorney
Schuebel and L. Stipp.
The proposed amendment will be sub
mitted to the Council in the form of an
ordinance. Twenty-one days are re
quired to call a special city election.
so that it is probable that te issue
will be put before the voters about
Mexican Leader Says Purpose
Is to Emancipate Women
of Lower Classes.
OTHER LEADERS AGREE
TRICK KILLS BOX BILL
SINNOTT CHARGES BAD FAITH BY
Apple Standard Measure, Losing . Its
Place on Calendar, Now Must Go
Over to Next Session.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Jan. 14. Representative Slnn
oott, in the House today, severely criti
cised the Democratic leaders for resort
ing to legislative trickery yesterday to
kill the Oregon apple box bill, which
but for their activities probably would
have been passed before adjournment.
Representative Ashbrook, chairman
of the committee on coinage, weights
and measures, which reported the ap
ple box bill, was expected to move con
sideration of the box bill immediately
after' the House passed the standard
barrel bill, but instead, at the request
of Representative Underwood, he moved
adjournment of the House. Thus he
surrendered the right of his committee
to obtain consideration at this session
for any more bills it has reported,
whereas if Ashbrook had acted in good
faith and had called up the Oregon box
bill, it would have had the right of
way each Wednesday, until voted on
and its friends believe it would have
Under Mr. Sinnott's lashing, Ash
brook and Underwood tried to shift re
sponsibility to others, but Mr. Sinnott
left no doubt as to who was responsi
ble for killing the bill by trickery. It
will now be necessary to reintroduce
the apple box bill at the next session.
It cannot be passed this session.
M KILLED IN WOODS
CHARLES THOMASEN BUSTAKEN
FOR DEER AND IS SHOT.
Ared Father Finds Body In Forest on
Anderson Creek and Day's Bag
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
Charles Thomasen, aged 25, was
found dead at 12 o'clock today in the
wilderness on the right fork of An
derson Creek by his aged father. It is
believed he was the victim of an un
identified slayer who, according to the
first theories advanced, mistook him
for a deer.
The first word of the death of
Thomasen reached this city about 4
o'clock. Sheriff Singler. Deputy Wilson
and Coroner Perl left at once for the
scene. Two deer were found by the
side of the slain man and according to
the telephone message, received In this
city Thomasen, was stooping over
when the shot was fired.
North Bend Banks Join- and Install
MARSHFIELD, Or.. Jan. 13. (Spe
cial.) In the organization of the Con
solidated Bank of Oregon and First Na
tional Bank, North Bend, these officers
were installed: Henry G. Kern, presi
dent; C. S. Winsor, vice-president; John
H. Greves, cashier, and H. L. Bergman,
Bonds May Be Dissolved by Mutual
Consent Where Couple Have
Lived Together Three Years
Unions Now Chiefly Illegal.
VERA CRUZ, Jan. 4. (Correspond'
ence of the Associated Press.) Gen
eral Carranza has added to his pro
gramme of reforms the granting of ab
Any Judge in Mexico if be cares to
take the chahee of Carranza's reseat
ing himself at Chapultepec may now
annul a marriaee contract. ine law
herame effective on New Year's day.
Mexico has heretofore never granted
more than a legal separation. The new
law not only provides for divorce with
the right to remarry, but makes the
dissolution of the union so simple that
the mere agreement of man and wife
to break their marital contract is suf
Other Leaders of Like Mind.
If the factions headed by Villa and
Zapata and Gutierrez should not agree
tn dunlicate carranza s decree, or u
Carranza should fail to retake the cap
al and restore himself to power, 1
state of marital . relations not differ
ino- a-reatlv from bigamy may be ex
pected in the territory now controlled
hv Carranza. It Is asserted, however.
that Villa, Zapata and their followers
are of like mind on the question and
will not hesitate to follow Carranza s
Should the law stand, Mexico will be
perhaps the most liberal country in
the world in specifications of the
causes for divorce. In the case of
mutual consent, it is merely necessary
for the man and wife to sign an agree
ment saying they are tired of living
together, providing for proper dlvls
sion of property and the disposition of
the children, present this to a Judge
after it has been attested by a no
tary, and the Judge has no option but
to render the judgment that enables
them to search for new mates.
Law Favora Huabanda.
Unfaithfulness, cruelty and those of
fenses usually listed in most divorce
laws as reasons for separations are
iriven. but there are a few unusual
features as well. Abandonment on the
part of the wife is defined as "aban
donment without cause of the conjugal
home, even though it be for a single
night" Toward the nusbana tne law
la more lenient. His absence from
horns shall not be regarded as aban
donment unless he has remained away
"for 30 consecutive nights.
The wife who refuses to support her
husband when he is out of work and
when she has money shall be adjudged
as having given grounds for divorce.
One restrctlon has been placed in
that section relating to divorce by mu
tual consent It is specified that in
that case the parties must have lived
together at least for three years.
Many Unions Now Illegal.
Carranza. commenting on his decree.
said that marriage among the lower
classes was exceptional; that "those
unions which do exist rarely are legal
ized, whether on account of poverty
or the instinctive fear of entering into
an irrevocable contract He explained
that in his opinion divorce offered the
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind Yon Hare Always Bought
best remedy for reducing the number
of Illegitimate unions, which he ad
mitted characterized a great part of
. , 1 nf Movfnn Ha W&S ChlcflY
LUJ UU'V"o - -
concerned, however, in alleviating the
condition or woman, taiictjouj m
woman of the middle and lower
"It is a fact," he said, "beyond all
doubt that in the middle classes the
-a.. . anAniul pnnHitinnH of vl -
woman, uue w c-i't.,..
ucation and customs, is incapacitated for
successful participation in mo ctui.u....v.
struggle. On this account the woman
whose marriage has become a farce
finds herself the victim of her husband,
placed in a condition of slavery from
which she cannot escape except by
means of a law that will break the
bond Joining her to her husband and
so emancipating her."
RED GROSSlsi HELP
AMERICAN ORGANIZATION WILL
SEND CONTRIBUTIONS TO ITALY.
Money. Given WU1 Be Forwarded to
Sufferers In Eartnquake Zone
Through State Department.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14. The Ameri
can Red Cross announced today that it
would be glad to receive at its neau
quarters here contributions for the Ital
ian earthquake sufferers and would for.
ward such money throuRh the State De
partment to the proper officials In
The following statement was issued
tonight at Red Cross headquarters:
"The press dispatches indicate that
another dreadful calamity has visited
Italy, occasioned by an earthquake
whic is reported to have destroyed
many thousands of lives and to have
devastated a large area. The number
rendered homeless by the Messina
earthquake in 1308 wa upwards of 60.
0U0, and the American public responded
in relief by raising, through the Ameri
can Red Cross, the muniticent sum of
approximately $1,000,000 to assist those
"Now there is another opportunity
for the charitable people of the United
States, whose population includes many
hundreds of thousands of Italians, to
help in providing relief for thoso ren
dered homeless and destitute by this
latest catastrophe at Avezzano. Casarta
and other places in the earthquake re
gion. "The American Red Crops will he
clad to forward funds to the Italian
Red Cross for those needing aid in the
Hosohur&- CoinnierJ'ial Club Klect".
ROSEBURG, Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
At the annual meeting of the Ilone-
burg Commercial Club last night, Hr
ry I'earce, a local harness merchant,
was elected president of the organiza
tion for the year. Other officers elect
ed were: A. J. Lilburn. vlce-prrfldent:
Sam Joscphson, secretary: John Throne,
treasurer: R. W. Hates. Carl D. Shoe
maker and Hert Sutherland, trnateea.
AND CASTOR OIL
If Cross, Feverish, Constitpated,
Give "California Symp
Look back at your childhood lay.
Remember the "dose" mother Insisted
on castor oil, calomel, cathartics.
How you hated them, how you fougbt
against taking them.
With our children It's dirferent.
Mothers who cling to the old form of
physics simply don't realize what thay
do. The children's revolt Ja well
founded. Their tender little "insides"
are Injured by them.
If your child's stomach, liver and
bowels need cleansing, give only dell
clous "California Syrup of Figs." Its
action la positive, but gentle. Millions
of mothers keep this harmless "fruit
laxative' handy; they know children
lov to take It; that it never fails to
clean the liver and bowels and sweeten
the stomach, and that a teaspoonful
given today saves a sick child tomor
row. Ask your druggist for a BO-cent bot
tle of "California Syrup of Figs," which
has full directions for babies, children
of all ages and for srrown-ups plainly
on each bottle. Beware of counter
feits sold here. See that It Is made by
"California Fig Syup Company." Re
fuse any other kind with contempt
TODAY, 9:30 A. M.
Standard Makes Men s Shoes
Less Than Half Price
All Have Factory Name and Price Stamped on Soles
Men's G. G. Snow's Fine Union-Made Shoes, pair $2.48
Nettleton $6.00 and $6.50 Dress Shoes at, the pair 812.48
Howard & Foster $3 and $6 Dress Shoes now, pair. . . .S2.48
Ro-oi" si on Shops nnrl Oxfords now onlv. the pair. .Si .;)S
Men's $4.00 Ralston Shoes and Oxfords now, the pair. .81.98
Men's $3.00 Victor Shoes and Oxfords now, the pair. . .JS1.48
410 See the Great Lot of Men's High-Cuts (Ji qo
tb 1 7 O now selling at, the pair pl70
dt AO FOR BOYS' HIGH-CUTS. Black and tji in
pl.40 tans with buckles pl40
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