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THE MORNTXG QREGOXLKT. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1916.
Senator Charges "Contempti
ble Inefficiency" and De
ACTION DEEMED PROBABLE
Senator Chamberlain Says Investi
gation Should Be Ordered and
Favorable Committee Re
port Is Predicted.
WASHINGTON'. Feb. IS. Sensational
charges against the Army aviation
service, with a demand for immediate
investigation by Congress, were made
today before the Senate military com-
nitttee by Senator Robinson, of Arkan
sas. He declared that the service was
"contemptibly inefficient," and that its
head, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Reber,
not only was making no effort to im
prove it, but deliberately was prevent
ing the facts from reaching- his superi
ors. The Senator appeared before the
committee with a mass of data, includ
ing photographic copies or letters
which, he said, had been exchanged
between Colonel Reber and Captain
Arthur S. Cowan, commanding the
viation station at San Diego. At least
jart of this evidence was produced be
fore the court-martial at San Francisco,
which recently tried Lieutenant-Colonel
Iewis E. Goodier, judge-advocate-general
of the Western Department, ac
cused of improperly altering certain
charges filed by other officers against
Commission Has Evidence
The findings of this court now are
In the hands of a special commission of
Army officers appointed by the Acting
Secretary of War to make a report to
President Wilson. The commission is
understood to be considering what ac
tion should be taken as the result of
revelations during the trial concerning
Colonel Reber, Captain Cowan and the
service generally, as well as the court s
decision as to Colonel trooaler.
Senator Robinson read liberal ex
cerpts from his photographs of letters
and quoted Captain Cowan as writing
to Colonel Reber that If the service
ever came under investigation by any
one outside the signal corps it would
be impossible to explain the "rotten
way in which the work has been ban
Other letters were produced to show
that favoritism was practiced in the
promotion of men in the service.
Contemptible Deceit Charged.
The Senator charged that Colonel
Reber prompted Captain Cowan to
practice "contemptible deceit" toward
members of Congress who visited the
aviation station and that he attempted
to get Into the annual appropriation
bill In connection with the item for
jmrchase. of airships, a provision for
the purchase ot accessories witn
which to buy automobiles. He said the
Colonel wrote that "the word "acces
sories' will be like charity, and cover
a multitude of sins."
Another letter on which the Senator
dwelt inetructed Captain Cowan to
liave prepared designs for sheets to be
placed under the seats of aviators, "so
we can say we have armored aero
planes." The committee will act Monday on
Senator Robinson's resolution for an
Investigation. Senator Chamberlain,
the chairman, declared that the charges
should be investigated and expressed
the opinion that the committee would
order promptly a favorable report on
the resolution. Some of the commit
teemen suggested that an investigating
committee might go to San Diego.
Colonel Reber is stationed in the of
fice of the chief signal officer at the
War Department and has direct charge
of the aviation branch of the corps.
says the attacks were repulsed with
heavy casualties. With the exception
jof a Franch assault against the Ger
mans south of the Somme, which
Berlin also declares was put down, the
artillery of both sides has been the
sole instrument of warfare along the
The Austrians and Italians at various
points are still engaged in artillery
duels and occasional infantry maneuv
ers, but no noteworthy victories have
been won by either side. Vienna re
ports less activity that usual on the
part of the Italians' guns.
In Albania the Austro-Hungarlans.
reinforced by Albanians, presumably
irregulars, have occupied Kavaya,
which lies eight miles southwest of
Durazzo and three miles from Adriatic.
By the capture of this town it would
seem that the Teutons nearly have
Durazzo surrounded. The gendarmes
of Essad Pasha, provisional president
of Albania, who defended Kavaya,
escaped from the town and fled on a
ship into the Adriatic
Kssad Pasha has been deprived of
his rank and removed from the Turkish
army list for having assumed the lead
ership of the provisional government of
Albania and joined the ranks ol tne
EX-PRIEST IS EXECUTED
HAXS SCHMIDT PAYS PENALTY FOR
Ml'RDER OF GIRL.
One-Third of Doomed Men Not GnlHy,
Including Becker. Is Declaration
Made In Last Statement.
OSSINING. X. Y., Feb. 18. Hans
Schmidt, the ex-priest who murdered
Anna Aumuller September 2, 1913, was
executed in the electric chair today.
Addressing the witnesses in the death
room, Schmidt said:
"Gentlemen: I ask forgiveness of all
those I have injured or scandalized.
forgive all who have injured me. My
last wish is to say good-bye to my
dear old mother."
Schmidt then seated himself in the
electric chair and the current was ap
plied three times. Within a minute he
was dead. He had spent the night up
to midnight' in praying and talking
with Father Cashin and slept from mid
night to 6 o clock when he was
awakened for breakfast. He would
take only acup of coffee.
He issued a - statement through his
attorney, Alphonse Koelble, declaring
he was "fully reconciled to die and
willingly accepted death as retribution
for his frailties.
Schmidt asserted, however, that he
was to die for "lying and not for
murder." because Miss Aumuller's death
resulted from an operation, but added:
"I felt morally responsible for the
girl's death and could not In honor
drag those to ruin who took part in
the operation at my. solicitation.
"I hope and pray that my judicial
murder will help to abolish executions,
for not one-third of the men who have
been in the death chamber with me,
including Becker, were guilty of
MILL- WILL BE REBUILT
WORK TO BE RUSHED O.V SEW
Improved Structure to Be Ready for
Operation Within 60 Days of Time
Wreckage Is Cleared Away.
FIGHT ON LISTER LOOMS
Judge Black Believed About Keady
to Announce Self in Knee.
TACOJIA. Wash.. Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Tacoma Democrats who will
leave tomorrow for Everett to attend
the meeting of the State Central Com
mittee believe that Judge W. W. Black,
of that city, will enter the race for
the nomination for Governor against
Ernest Lister, incumbent.
It is said that Judge Black has held
off until the effect of the scandal in
the industrial insurance ring might
be ascertained. C. A. Reynolds, of
Seattle, chairman of the Public Serv
ice Commission, is mentioned also for
kvernor and Supreme Judge Chad
wick and George H. Turner, of Spo
kane, it is believed, will seek party
indorsement for L'nited States Sen
ator. Among the features of the banquet
is the appearance of Governor Lister
and Attorney Thomas Vance. of
Olympia. as speakers. Vance has de
fended J. F. Gillies and has taken
several raps at Lister during the course
of the trial.
Friday's War News
Within 60 days after the wreckage
of Thursday's fire has been cleared
away the Inman-Poulsen Company s
afge lumber mill, at the foot of East
Caruthers street, will be rebuilt on an
improved plan and in active operation
with 250 men back at work. This was
the statement given out yesterday by
Robert D. Inman, president of the com
Thursday s loss, when the two main
mill buildings were practically de
stroyed by a fire of unknown origin,
was placed by Mr. Inman at $150,000,
after an examination- of the damage.
Some portion of the machinery, he said,
may be salvaged and restored,, but by
far the greater part is ruined beyond
repair. Just as soon as the insurance
is adjusted a large force of men will
begin dismantling the ruined Etruc
In all essentials the new structure
will duplicate that destroyed. It has
been decided, however, to replace the
ruined gear with more electrically
It was announced that the Inman
Poulsen Company has disposed of the
mill site below St. Helens, near Colum
bia City, where it was expected that
another mill would be erected. This
announcement set at rest a report that
the mill might be moved down the
0 U "Merchandise of cJ Merit Unly
An Important Day in
Of Standard Lipman-Wolfe Shoes
For Women, Misses, Boys and Girls
WOMEN'S BRONZE DRESS
$9-$ 10 Button Boots.. $7. 95
$6-$7.50 Button Boots $4.45
$8 Dress Button Boots $6.95
WOMEN'S BOOTS OF PAT
ENT LEATHER, DULL
CALF, BRIGHT KID
$10.00 Boots for $7.95
$8.00 to $9.00 Boots. .i$6.95
$6.50 to $7.00 Boots. .$5.85
$5.00 Boots for $3.85
Special Sales for Children Today
SHOES FOR BOYS
$3.50 Tan Loggers. .$2.95
$2.75-$3.00 Loggers $2.45
$3.50 Shoes for $2.95
$2.75 Shoes for $2.45
DULL CALF SHOES
FOR MISSES AND
Patent leather and dress shoes,
and shoes for school.
$1.50 Shoes for .
$2.00 Shoes for .
$2.50 Shoes for .
$3.00 Shoes for .
$3.50 Shoes for .
$4.00 Shoes for .
$4.50 Shoes for .
$2.00 Shoes for . . . .$1.80
$2.50 Shoes for . . . .$2.20
$3.00 Shoes for $2.65
$3.50 Shoes for $3.15
$1.50, $1.25 and $1.00 Felt Slippers for 85c
For Misses and Children Second Floor
V ' J
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TREATY IS RATIFIED
Senate Approves Canal Deal
NAVAL BASE IS INCLUDED
Germany Said to Have Offered More
Than Did United States for Op
tion Issue Disposed Of by
Tote of 55 to 18.
TTTHILE full details of the capture
V V of Erzerum. Turkish Armenia,
are still lacking, semi-official advices
from Petrograd are to the effect that
most of the Turkish garrison escaped.
Thousands of Armenians are declared
to have been massacred by Kurds before
There has been considerable artillery
activity around the positions taken by
the Germans recently from the' British
in the vicinity of Yprcs and several at
tempts by the British to recapture their
lost srround by infantry attacks. Berlin
"First Aid at Home."
w neuralgia ram is mott a'oni-
pi zing yet you can ttop it instantly
S by applying Sloan'. Liniment.
Think of Sloan's Liniment when
w ever you have a pain of any kind.
C It i a fine Pain Killer. No need
t to rub it in you just lay it on
.k- : a: - .
... uo pcuu ujtfl away Bl udcc
"Keep a bottle in your home."
Pric Mc. 50c Jl.00
GILLIES TO GO ON STAND
Deposed "Washington Official Trying
to Prove Laxity.
OLYMPIA. Wash, Feb. IS. The de-
tense in the trial of John F. Gillies,
deposed claim agent of the Industrial
Insurance Commission, accused of
grand larceny in connection with the
accident-fund frauds, was concerned
with the presentation of preliminary
documentary evidence tonight purport
ing to show that lax methods were fol
lowed in the industrial insurance de
partment. It was announced that
Gillies would go on the stand tomor
row mornlngxand tell the story of his
relations with the Commission.
The entire day was consumed wih
Identification of claims which, the ae-
fense contended, were not properly
signed or certified: listing sheets show
ing failure to send out postal - card
notices to employers, and warrant
sheets showing delivery of warrants
to others in the department besides
Gillies. Secretary Percy Gilbert, of the
Commission, was the principal witness
on the stand today.
SPAIN TO INTERN GERMANS
Camp Is Arranged Near San
nando, Isle of Leon.
CADIZ, via Paris, Feb. 18. A Con
centration camp for the Germans who
escaped from Kamerirn into Spanish
Guinea has been prepared near San
Fernando, Isle of Leon. . The steam
ship Villa Verde, escorted by a war
ship, Is expected at an early date with
the first important contingent.
An official report issued at Madrid
February 19 said that the total num
ber of German soldiers interned was
2600; that there had also been interned
1400 members of families of the Gerr
man soldiers and that all would be
transferred to Spain. A previous state
ment had announced that, along with
the German soldiers, 14,000 German
colonial troops had retreated from
Kamerun into Spanish Guinea to es
cape from the advancing Franco-Brit
Santa Monica, Cal., has a grocery tor
where the patrons move around and help
themselves to the desired articles, whjch
have been creviously put up in convenient
packages, and the bill Is checked up as they
leav. tne establishment, I
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. The Senate
late today, by a vote of 65 to 18, rati
fied the lonsr-Dending and persistently
opposed Nicaraguan treaty, whereby the
United States would acquire a 99-year
option on the Nicaraguan canal route
and a naval base in tne
Fonseca for S3. 000.000.
Included in the ratification resolu
tlon was a, provision declaring that the
United States, in obtaining the naval
base, does not intend to violate any
existing rights in . the government of
Costa Biica, Honduras and baivaaor,
which had protested against the pro-
Five Democratic Senators votea
against the treaty. They were Cham
berlain, Martine, Clarke or ArKansas,
Thomas and Vardaman. Republicans
who voted against the ratification were
Borah. Clapp. Cummins. Gronna, Jones,
Kenvon. La Follette. McCumber, Nelson,
Norris, Smith of Michigan, bmoot ana
WarreiL Fifteen Republican Senators
joined the Administration forces in
support of the treaty. They were
Brandegee, Colt, Dillingham, Dupont,
Fall. Gallintrer. Harding. Lippit, Lodge.
McLean. Page, Poindexter, Sutherland
Wadsworth and weeKS.
! Immediately after the Senate had
acted, Senor Chammoro. the Nicara
guan Minister, said he would at once
communicate with his government, and
that he expected ratification of the
convention by his government would
soon follow and exchanges made to put
the treaty in force.
In the course of the long debate.
declarations were made in the Senate
that Germany had offered Nicaragua
more than had the United States for the
canal-route option, and this Is said to
have been used as an argument for
Senator Stone, chairman of the for
eign relations committee, will call up
the Haitien financial protectorate
treaty next, this to be followed by the
amended Colombian treaty. Regarding
the Colombia treaty there is grave
doubt whether it can receive the neces
sary two-thirds vote for ratification. .
EASTLAND IN SET FREE
FEDERAL WARRANT OF REMOVAL
DENIED IN MICHIGAN.
thorities here, when informed of the
adverse ruling on the petition for re
moval of the Eastland defendants, said
the decision was confined to the re
moval proceedings and had no bearing
on the sufficiency of the indictments
should the defendants come within the
jurisdiction of the United States Dis
trict Court for the northern district of
State's Attorney Hoyne said that' the
ruling of the Federal Court at Grand
Rapids would have no effect on the
state indictments against those charged
with responsibility for the steamer
TOURIST TICKETS LIMITED
Return Mnst Be Within 3 Months
and Prior to October 31.
Portland people who go East
year on Summer tourist tickets
have to return within three months.
This is the decision of the North Pa
cific Coast Passenger Association, which
has just concluded a regular session
in Portland, x
Heretofore the Summer excursion
Gulf of c"MorchanHise of CS Merit Only"
Indictments, However, Stand Ag-alnst
Six Men If They. Go Into Juris
diction of the Court.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., Feb. 18.
Judge Session in the District Court to
day denied the application of the Gov
ernment for a warrant of removal in
the Eastland case. His decision means
that the six Michigan men indicted in
connection with the isastiana aisaster
will not have to go to Chicago for
trial and are freed so far as the case
in Federal court is concerned. ne
'The dead cannot be restored to life.
The sorrows of the living cannot be
lessened by claiming other victims. The
majesty of the law cannot be upheld
and vindicated by forcing men from
fheir, homes to stand trial among
strangers on accusations which there
is barely a scintilla or proor to sustain.
The evidence wholly fails to establish
nrnhable cause for believing these de
fendants guilty of any crime charged j
in the indictments. I
The defendants in the action here
were William H. Hull, St. Joseph, presi
dent of the Chicago & St. Joseph Steam
shiD Company: George T. Arnold, St
Ignace, manager of the company; Harry
D. Pederson and Joseph Erickson, of
Benton Harbor, captain and enter engi
neer of the Eastland and Robert Reid
and Charles C. Eckliff, of Grand Haven,
More than 800 persons perished when
the Eastland tipped over in the Chi
cago River July 24 last.
CHICAGO. Feb. 18. Federal au-
Saturday Drug and
Toilet Goods Sale
6 CAKES OF
IVORY SOAP 18c
No phone or mail orders
filled. Delivered only with
other purchases at Drug Sec
1 0c Epsom Salts 8c
20c Comp. Licorice Powd. 10c
1 0c Powdered Sulphur . . . 8c
10c Chlorate Potash Tabs.Sc
1 0c Soda Mints 8c
40c Parke-Davis Peroxide 35c
Rhinitis Tablets, 100 for. .19c
$1.00 Wizard Oil 73c
50c Pond's Extract .... .33c
1 0c Stemau Canned Heat . . 8c
25c Wyeth's Lithia Tabs. .19c
25c Bromo Seltzer 17c
10c Gauze Bandages 8c
40c Best Sterilized Cotton 33c
50c Bath Brushes 39c
75c Bath Brushes 59c
$1.50 Maroon Rubber Fountain
Syringes, guaranteed. .$1.29
25c Hygeia Bottle and
75c Mercolated Wax . .59c
25c Sanitary Napkins ...19c
75c Rubber Bath Sponge.. 59c
75c Atomizers for oil or water
50c Bay Rum, pint 39c
50c Red Syringe Tubing. .39c
35c Limestone Phosphate. .29c
10c Jergen's Glycerine Soap 8c
25c Large Bar Castile Soap 21c
25c 471 1 Rose Glycerine
50c El Veda Face Powder..3Sc
$1.25 Lytris French Powd. 79c
1 0c Face Powder Puffs .. .8c
50c Sempre Giovine 39c
25c Jergen's Benzoin and Al-
- mond Cream r..19c
50c La Noye Natural
Colgate's Barber Bar 5c
35c Florentine Orris Root 27c
$1.00 Pompeian Massage
75c Dressing Combs 59c
25c Dressing Combs 19c
$4.00 Long-Handled Oval
$4.50 Hair Brushes, concave
65 c Handled Ivory Combs
$1.00 Nail Buffers, with re
movable chamois . . . 89c
DID YOU GET YOURS?
If You Did Not, You'd Better Hurry Up, for
Hiis $1.15 Shirt Sale
Or 3 Shirts for $3.00
Will End Saturday Evening at 6 o'CIock
Shirts With Silk Fronts and Cuffs
And Bodies of Perfectly Matched Madras
Shirts that are superior in fabric and quality at the price.
Superlative excellence in tailoring.
Correct patterns and colors for Spring.
Made with French cuffs, coat style, full size. First Floor
1000 Pairs of New $1.50 to $2.00
Men's Silk Sox 85c
These are pure-thread "silk sox with silk tops and all-silk feet
also sox with lisle feet. In light, medium and heavy weights. In
black, white, tans, dark green, dark reds, navy and many other
new Spring colors. Firs! Floor
Men's $2.00 Pajamas for $1.35
Made of extra quality pebble weave cloth in light blue and corn color. Made with V-shape neck
and finished with four mercerized frogs with large pearl buttons. Splendidly tailored and comfortable
fitting. r'rs frlo(r
tickets have been g"ood until October
31, regardless of the time they were
purchased. This year, however, the
maximum return limit will be 90 days,
with a flnal return limit of October 31.
Sale dates will be every day from June
1 to September 30, inclusive. This will
apply throughput the Northwest.
GIRL CONQUERS BRONCHO
Miss Bab Ryan, of Toledo, Wash., Is
Candidatef or Buckaroo Honors.
TOLEDO, Wash., Feb. 18r (Special.)
Miss Bab Ryan, a local girl, recently
undertook to ride- a colt bareback nd
with nothing but a halter. The animal
bucked all over the place, coming down
stiff-legged every Jump. The Ktrl
stayed on, the colt bucking- into a sled
and out again. It finally dashed for
the barn and into its stall, where it
fell, with Miss Bab underneath. The
girl recovered ' her footing, gave the
colt a walloping, put on the bridle and
saddle and rode the animal to a stand
still. Some of th local horsemen are sug
gesting that Miss Ryan enter the buck
aroo contest at Pendleton this year.
Canada liaising American Battalion.
WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. 18. The mil
itary authorities have given authoriza
tion for the raising of an American
battalion in this city to be known
as the 312th, it was announced hern
today. Major Pitman, now with the
American Legion in Toronto, will be
Clarke County Couple Bankrupt.
TACOMA. Wash., Feb. 18. (Special.)
Mr. and Mrs. John Studcr, of Clarko
County, filed a voluntary petition in
bankruptcy In the Federal Court here
today. Studer, who Ih a logger, llnin
their liabilities at $4936.74 and his a
sets at $396tj, and of the latter amount
he asks that 11790 bo declared exempt.
There Is on xlraordlnary cho in th
Cathedral at Pls;l. If you BltiK two not
thern in nj rnvt rbfiratlnn, but If you pine
thrt they aro taken up. swelled and pro
loncrd Into a beautiful harmony.
Merckanctee of J Merit Only"
If You Are a Girl of 2 to 6 or 6 to 14 Years
TODAY YOU CAN SHARE IN THIS GREAT
$1.00 Sale, of New Spring Tub Frocks
Frocks That Would Sell Regularly to $1.50
Never have more attractive and original styles been shown in girls' tub frocks than you will find here
today in this sale.
tvery dress reflects a new Spring model dresses of ginghams, chambrays and percales in plain
. colors, checks and stripes.
High-waisted models, long and natural-waisted models combination styles, guimpe and strap styles,
coat'effects, pleated and plain skirts middy styles. We show five models in the above picture, but
there are at least se.ven more styles in the lot. Fourth Floor
Suits for Misses and Small Women
In All This Season's Best Styles
$9.95 $12.95. $17.95
For Suits to $18.50 For Suits to $26.00
uits of gabardine, broadcloth, whipcord and fancy mixtures.
during' the Spring and early Summer season.
For Suits to $35.00
In styles that can be worn all
cTMerchandise of J Merit Only"
A Manufacturer's Samples of the Latest Neckwear
I Some of the Smartest of the New Modes Make Their First Appearance Here
In This Sale at 50 c
-If Purchased Regularly Would Cost You From 75c to $1.00 Each
Neckwear plays a very important part in the Spring styles appreciating this fact, we decided to
open the season with one of the most important sales we have ever presented, and were fortunate in
securing this special assortment of all that is newest in neckwear fashions.
Separate collars, collars and guimpes and vestees attached high flaring collars, deep rolling collars
large fichus large capes with deep frills fashioned from fine nets, voiles and organdies. Some
finished with buttons, others with lace edging, with hemstitching, and with silks in black and colors.
The prettiest and the largest variety of styles shown this season, in fact so great and diversified are these
neckwear fashions that mere words cannot possibly do them justice. First Floor