Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 23, 1918, Page 13, Image 13

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,1 8-Mile Ride to Potsdam Is
Taken Before Breakfast;
. Dentist Summoned Early.
American Dentist Listens to Prus
sian Despot Boast of Victory
Over Italians When 300, poo
Prisoner Were Taken.
Continued From First Fagg.)
rider carrying the bugle whoso dis
tinctive notes only the Kaiser may use.
It was a matter of only 18 miles to
the palace, but the weather was foggy
and we traveled at a comparatively
Blow pace, traversing at one point a
road which had been built specially for
the Kaiser's use, and it was nearly 8
o'clock when we arrived at the garden
sates, where two armed sentries were
While the Shell-Room and other
state rooms were accessible to visitors
before the war, no one was ever per
mitted to visit the private apartments
of the Kaiser upstairs.
On this occasion, however, I was
guided right through the Shell-Room,
through a door opening on the left and
up a wide staircase to the Kaiser's
Garderobe, or dressing room.
Royal Breakfast Served Dtiit.
There I found breakfast ready for
me. It consisted of real coffee, real
white bread, butter, marmalade, sugar,
cream and cold meats. It was the first
food of the kind I had eaten In some
time and practically no one in Germany
outside of the royal family and the
Junkers was any better off than I in
that respect.
I disposed of every morsel of the meal
except one slice of bread, which led
Schultz, the Kaiser a head body-serv
ant, who conversed with me while I
breakfasted, to remark that I had bet
ter eat that, too.
"Even here," he suggested, "we don't
get any too much of that, and I fol
lowed his advice. Spurlos versenkt!
Schultz volunteered the information
that the Kaiser had suffered pain the
greater part of the night, and advanced
the opinion that his condition was all
due to the war. As a matter of fact,
however, when I came to examine him
, I found him to be suffering from an af
fection which, while extremely painful,
was common enough an inflamed pulp.
which would have resulted in a swell
lng and an abscess unless promptly
treated, but which could hardly have
' been attributed to the cares of war,
no matter how heavily they may have
weighed on the Kaisers mind.
"While I was breakfasting, the Kaiser
was dressing. His valet entered sev
eral times, I noticed, to take out arti
cles of clothing from the massive ward
robes which lined the room. I had just
completed my meal when I received
word that my patient was ready to
receive me.
Kalaer Looks Haggard.
As I entered the Kaiser's bedroom
he was standing in the center of the
room, fully attired in an army gray
uniform, but without his sword. He
looked more haggard than I bad ever
eeen him, except once in 1915. Lack of
deep and physical pain were two things
with which he had had very little ex
perience, and they certainly showed
their effects very plainly.
"In all my life, Davis," he said, "I
have never suffered so much pain.
I expressed my sorrow and started to
imDrovise a dental chair out or an up
holstered arm-chair on which I placed
eome pillows, and, as the Kaiser sat
down, he laughingly remarked:
"Look here, Davis, you've got to do
something for me. I cant fight the
whole world, you know, and have a
I employed neither a general nor a
local anaesthetic. At various times
since the Kaiser had been my patient I
had suggested that 1 could save him
pain by the use of . local anaesthetic,
- but he had always refused it.
"The ladies like an anaesthetic, no
doubt. Davis," he had said, "but I can
stand It without. Go ahead!" and I
may say, at this point, that in all my
experience, I never observed him to
flinch while in the chair. He was the
best patient in that respect I had ever
treated. - It. often occurred to me, after
the war started, that in his own callous
ness to pain lay the secret of his dl
regard for the pain and suffering he
caused In others.
My work on this occasion occupied,
perhaps, twenty minutes.
When I was through and the Kaiser's
pain relieved, his spirits seemed to re
vive appreciably, and he explained why
it was he was so anxious to have his
tooth trouble removed as quickly as
possible.-. ...
Italians Canght Napping.
"I must go down to Italy, Davis
he said, "to see what my noble troops
have ' accomplished. My gracious,
what we have done to them down
there! Our offensive at Riga was just
a feint. We had advertised our in
tended offensive in Italy so thoroughly
that the Italians thought we couldn't
possibly intend to carry It through
For three months it was common talk
in Germany, you remember, that the
great offensive would start In October,
and so the Italians believed it was all
a bluff and when we advanced on Riga
they were sure of it. They thought we
were so occupied there that we could
pay no attention to them, and so we
caught them napping!
, The Kaiser's face fairly beamed as
he dwelt on the strategy of his gen
erals and the successful outcome of
their Italian campaign.
"For months Italy had been engaged
in planting her big guns on the moun
tain-tops and gathering mountains of
ammunition and supplies and food and
hospital supplies in the valleys below
in preparation for their twelfth Isonzo
"We let them go ahead and waited
patiently for the right moment. They
thought that their contemplated often
tsive must inevitably bring our weaker
neighbor to her knees and force her to
make a separate peace!" By "our
weaker neighbor" the Kaiser, of course,
referred to Austria, and how accurate
was his information regarding Italy'
expectations and how easily they might
nave been realized were subsequently
revealed by the publication of that fa
mous letter from Kaiser Karl to Prince
Victory Boasted Of.
"And then," the Kaiser went on
"when their great offensive was within
a week of being launched, we broke
through their lines on a slope 3000 fee
high, covered with snow, where they
couldn t bring up their reserves or new
guns, and we surrounded them
"We took practically everything they
possessed food enough to feed our en
tire army without calling upon ou
own supplies at all. Never before had
our armies seen such an accumulation
of ammunition. I must certainly go
down to see it.
"We cut off their northern retreat,
and as they swung their army to the
couth, we captured 60.000 of them up
to their knees in the rice fields. One of
.be great mistakes they made was In
carrying their civilian refugees with
them clogging their narrow roads and
impeding the retreat of their soldiers.
We had taken possession of their most
productive regions, and their retreat
was through territory which yielded
them nothing. Just think of that re
treating army thrown upon the already
impoverished Inhabitants of that sec
tion. Why, they'll starve to death!
Everywhere we went we found their
big guns abandoned. In one small vil
lage we came upon a gun decorated
with flowers and surmounted with a
portrait of Emperor Franz Josef. It
had been put there by the Italian In
habitants of the village to show their
happiness at being released at last from
the yoke of the intolerable Italian law
yer government! How terribly they
must have treated them! Italy will
never get over this defeat.
God's Help Asserted.
'This was real help from God! Now,
we've got the allies!" and he struck
his left hand with his right with great
force to emphasize his apparent con
viction that the turning point in the
war had been reached with Italy's col
How optimistic, enthusiastic and su
premely confident the Kaiser was at
this conjuncture can be Imagined only
by those who are familiar with the
depression in Germany just before this
Italian offensive was launched. Every
one seemed to realize that Austria's
abandonment of the cause of the cen
tral powers was imminent; her support
then hung only by the flimsiest kind
of thread. Had the German-Austro
offensive against Italy fallen down or
the 12th Italian Isonzo offensive been
successfully launched, a separate peace
would almost certainly have followed,
and no one realized that better than
the Kaiser and his generals. His bub
bling enthusiasm in success only em
phasized in my mind the outward calm
he had' unceasingly displayed even
when the outcome had looked ao un
promising. That the Kaiser now regarded him
self and his armies as invincible I felt
sure and that the success In Italy would
be followed at the first favorable op
portunity by a gigantic offensive on
the western front.
Victory Over Allies Expected.
Indeed, on a subsequent occasion.
when he called at my office for further
treatment, and again referred to the
Italian triumph, he remarked: "If our
armies could capture 300,000 Italians
and those 300,000 might just as well be
dead as far as Italy Is concerned we
can do the same thing against our ene
mies in the west!"
This was one of the Interviews I -was
so anxious to report to the representa
tives of the American intelligence de-
Dartment at our leeration in foDen-
hagen and, later dVi, when I finally ar
rived Ift that city, I related it in great
detail to them. I remained in Copen
hagen 11 days and during the greater
part of that time I was being inter
viewed by one or another of the rep
resentatives of our intelligence de
partment. (Exactly two months later,
on March 21, the western offensive
broke out as I had feared.)
I called at Potsdam a day or two
later to attend the Kaiser again and
found him still in the same triumphant
mood, and so anxious was he to get
down to Italy that he called at my
office three times that week to enable
me to complete my work on his affected
Plan Explained to Adjutant-General
Williams, Who Returns From Wash
ington More Rifles Sought.
The War Department wants a max
imum number of National Guard units
organized in Oregon. To make it as
easy as possible fo communities to
join In this effort, smaller places
which may be unable to muster a full
company will be permitted to organize
This was one of the things he learned
at Washington, reported Adjutant-
General John M. Williams, who returned
yesterday after an official trip to the
National capital. The desire of the
militia bureau to have the National
Guard strengthened to fullest extent
was explained by General J. Mcl. Can
ter, head of the bureau. He said that
the militia may' possibly be called into
Federal service, but not for overseas
Adjutant-General Williams went to
Washington primarily to confer with
Provost Marshal-General Crowder over
details of the selective service. Many
proposals and changes were talked
over, but these cannot be divulged to
the public.
An effort to influence the chief of
ordnance to send more new rifles to
Oregon for the use of military units
was taken up with that official. It
met with no success. He found there
is no possibility of obtaining addl
tional rifles of modern make.
Men Who .Arc-to Entrain Thursday
Have Luncheon at Club.
Fitting farewell was given a number
of the selected men who are to entrain
Thursday for Camp Lewis by members
of the Jewish Welfare Board yester
day noon, when a luncheon at the Con
cordia Club was enjoyed. Each of the
men was presented with a comfort kit
by the women's auxiliary of the Wei
fare Board and a Bible, the gift of
Joseph ehemanskt.
Adolph Salomon presided. Invoca
tion was pronounced by Rev. Robert
Abrahamson. D. Soils Cohen delivered
a stirring patriotic address. It is
privilege, he said, for the young mi
to have the opportunity to enroll under
the banner of freedom. Edward H.
Weinbaum gave a brief practical talk.
County Commissioners Considering
Application of Kelly Butte Men.
But one of several petitions for sal
ary increases was decided yesterday by
the county Commissioners. The re
quest of John Stltes, in charge of the
county automobile service, for an in
crease from $125 to $150 a month, was
Eighteen county . employes at Kelly
Butte filed a new petition yesterday
asking that they be increased . from
$3.50 to $4 a day. With two excep
tions the employes are men of families
and own their own homes. The in
creased cost of living, they say. makes
It Imperative that they receive higher
wages. The petition Is under consld
eratlon by the board.
Federal Trade Commission After
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
WASHINGTON, July 22. Attempts
to mislead the public in its advertis
lng of 'service stations" were charged
by the Federal Trade Commission to
day in a complaint against the Good
yean Tire & Rubber Company, , of
Akron, O. The complaint alleges the
stations are not maintained by the de
fendant, but are dependent on indi
vidual willingness of dealers.
Unfair methods of competition also
were charged against the company.
Regulations Build Instead of
Wreck Character, Says
W. G. MacRae.
Officers Courteous Lot but Very De
termined, and Boys Soon Come
to Know That Orders Are for
Their Own Interest.
(Mr. MacRae recently returned from
France, where, for six mnnths. he was
eoclated as The Oreiconlan correspondent
with the Pacific Northwest regiments. This
Is the first of a series of articles by Mr.
Among the many general . orders is
sued by General Pershing to the A. E.
F. in France was one granting to all
American soldiers the privilege of
drinking light wines and beer.
This simple statement of fact will,
without doubt, make members of the
"bone-dry" set stand up so straight
that they will fall backward. To these
people I will say they have failed to
get the psychology of this splendid
move of the commander-in-chief. They
have failed to see that in granting this
privilege every soldier was placed on
his honor and that that most subtle
thing prevented him from making a
beast of himself.
Bacchus) Kept at Distance.
In the first place, there Is a quirk
In all of us, something that makes the
best of us take a strange delight in
doing the things which the law says
one shall not. I have - seen how the
order worked out, and I say without
fear of contradiction that as a result
of that order, speaking now of the
American soldier In France en masse,
he Is not abusing the privilege record
ed by that order. To the undisciplined
mind army orders are the Inquisitions
conceived by his Satanic majesty, but
real soldiers in the making take spe
cial Joy in obeying them.
In France, yes, and In America, there
are many things which a soldier may
not do. Most of them are the things
which he will not do, whether he is In
the Army or out of it.
Soldiers Are Safeguarded.
There is no chance for the sons of
Uncle Sam to overplay the drinking
game, no chance for being lured away
from the narrow path by mademoiselle.
There is a general order which reads
that American troops are not to be bil
leted with spinsters or widows. Some
of them may sleep in rooms in wnicn
kings and Queens once Blept, but more
often the soldier finds himself billeted
with the cows and chickens. Chances
are he will be compelled to do a day
housecleaning before be makes his bil
let presentable for the inspection of
the medical officer, in cleaning up ne
may have disturbed dust that had been
accumulating for a century.
The boys even have to clean tne vii
lage streets. They do this in spite of
the protest of the Mayor, who howls
and says the "craiy Americans" sweep
up too much dirt and. that It is silly to
be constantly sweeping the streets.
Military Police on Job.
One of the chief duties of the mill
tarv DOlice is to see that all these or
ders are obeyed. M. P. (military police)
is a king and has as much authority as
General Llgget or the big chief him
self. And woe betide the orricer, De
he a Second Lieutenant or a General, or
a nrlvate. who does not obey the M. if.
They are a courteous lot and by the
same token very determined.
Even though the American soldier
enters the service a, raw "rooky, and
for the first three or four days has
run against this discipline try-out, he
soon comes to know that everything in
this line is for his interest. About the
first thing he learns is that in the sa
lute he is not saluting the man in the
uniform, but the uniform Itself, which
is the honor garb of the Government of
the United States. After this know!
edge has sunk deep, it becomes as easy
for the soldier to obey commands and
the various military restrictions as It is
to breathe.
Army Builds) Character.
With the A. E. F. in France, like
the Army at home, there are many gen
eral orders which a soldier must obey.
I have received many letters and in
quiries from parents. The burden of
their inquiry is: The conduct of my
boy was good before he joined the
Army, but 1 don't know what it is since
he joined the Army.
I will answer this by . saying that the
Army is not a wrecker of character. On
the contrary and write it large a
hitch, as the soldiers call an enlistment
in the Army, is the greatest builder of
character that has been discovered. All
of us are the architects of our future.
As we travel along life's journey, we
can make or mar the picture. Army
life has a greater tendency to make
this picture than mar it.
Rule Are Ironclad.
Take the orders governing the sol
dier's conduct in France. Whether it
be in a French village or in a large
city, the orders are strict. The execut
lng of these orders and seeing that they
are obeyed by the officer as well as by
tne private are in the nanas of the mill
tary police. If an organization is sta
tioned In a little village, the next vll
Inge may be Just a short walk away.
There may be an interesting chateau
half a mile beyond his billeting district
In the first place, the company com
mander Informs his men Just where
these lines extend, and anyone wishing
to go beyond these limits must first
obtain permission. Hardly ever are
there any distinguishing marks that
indicate these boundaries. There are
no sign boards, but there are members
of the military police. Mr. Soldier
Wanderer is given the right about. No
excuses are accepted and the soldier
has a deep respect for all members of
the M. P. After he has received the
order to go back, it's a case of going
wniie tne going s good.
Boys Cager to Meet Huns.
There is a great desire In the heart
of every American soldier in France
to get into the trenches and come to
grips with Fritz at the earliest oppor
tunity. Now here Is where the order
permitting soldiers to drink liarh
wines and beer comes In. Tour soldier
is not a fool. He has been told times
without number that only the physical
ly fit may be allowed to fight in the
trenches. Hence, having this over
whelming desire to get into the
trenches, he makes It a duty to keep
physically fit. He Is fully conscious
that only by living a normal life can
he remain physically fit. He also well
knows that to drink to excess is to do
the abnormal. It is for this reason.
then, that he shuns anything that
smacks of the abnormal and has re
moved from his way of living all ex
Did I say all excess? No, not all
For the excess he Indulges in is the
hardest kind of work. Your soldier
does all this because he knows that by
doing so he will at some time In the
near future obtain the one great ob
Jectlve get into the firing line and
give the Huns helL That's what he
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Doctor's Call Freqnent.
Now for a brief insight into the
orders he must obey. First of all.
Uncle Sam sees to It that all of his
sons in France have the best of food
and plenty of It. He has the best of
shoes and clothing. Next, the soldier,
every week of his life, has to stand a
physical examination. It Is not a case
of merely standing up before the offi
cer doctor and being told to "Stick out
your tongiM" or "How do you feel?" If
the soldier does not appear at morning
sick call.
The medical officer may happen at
the billet at any time and announce
a medical Inspection. The company
may have Just come in from a long
road hike, or they may have just re
turned from the rifle range, all dusty
and dripping with perspiration. This
Is the period when If a eoldler nas
anything w-rong It will show. If the
soldier has a bad tooth or a corn, or a
little pain in his "tummy." on the sick
report he goes and he Is patched up.
How different it was In 1898 or 1916.
No Malingerers Nowadays.
The morning sick call was always
a dread to the Army medico or the
company commander. Malingerers
were the order of the day. In France
one almost has to compel a soldier to
report at sick call. There are two
reasons for this: Dread that he may
miss his chance when It comes to be
sent to the front and dread of being
sent to the base hospital.
Once sent to the base hospital he be
comes lost to his organization. With
him goes to the hospital his D and A
card (description and assignment card),
his rifle, gas masks, his barracks bag.
In fact, all of his property. When he is
discharged luck may be with the eol
dler and he may again be assigned to
his own command, but he at once be
comes a casual and is more likely to
be sent to any organization that the
chief of the "pill battery" may select.
And now for the manner in which he
must conduct himself when off duty.
As I said, he may drink light wines
and beer. The beer is 100 per cent more
vile than-near beer. Hence t-e does not
drink much beer. The American soldier
has a most decided sweet tooth. Most
of the wine in France is. a "dry" wine.
The dryer it Is the better the French
men like it. The American, never hav
ing been a wine blbbler, does not take
to the French vin blanc or vln rouge,
hence he does not drink much of It.
There's your answer to the prohibition
ist who came near dying In a fit when
he read that General Pershing decreed
that the American soldier In France
might have his wine and beer.
Lady Friends Are Eyed.
. Another thing the American soldier
may not do when he Is off duty is to
loiter and talk with a woman of the
street. All of the larger cities are
zoned and the American soldier caught
in any one of these zones Is subject to
arrest by the military police, night or
day. If the soldier is caught out walk
ing or talking to Mademoiselle it Is the
duty of the M. P. to say: ''Soldier, to
what organization are you attached?'
Then when he has given the answer,
the M. P. will say: "Let ma see your
Identification tag." The soldier's not
through yet. There is also Mademoi
selle to be accounted for. "What is the
name of your lady friend?"
Soldier, be careful. Just saying that
he'e a friend and that you know her
la not enough. The M. P. is most polite,
but bothersome and wretchedly per
sonal. He must know her name and ad
dress. Mademoiselle supplier this. The
names of both the soldier ai d the girl
are In the morning turned over to the
Provost Marshal.
- Provoat Marshal Takes Hand.
Here one would say is the place to
drop the nonsense. Not so. The Pro
vost Marshal, armed with the young
woman s name and address; goes to the
French police. All questionable women
are registered with the French police.
If the soldier has fibbed about the lady
friend and her name is on the police
register Mr. Soldier is either punished
by his Captain or is ordered before a
Protection No. 2. The soldier may
not leave his billet or the place where
his command is without pass, which Is
always limited to the number of hours
he may stay away from camp. He must
not have liquor on the table before htm
after 8:30. ' He must be out of the cafe
by 9:30 and be at his billet or barracks
at 10 P. M. This 10 o'clock means Just
that, not five minutes after 10. Every
favor he wishes to enjoy in the Army,
the Dass permission and the rest, de
pends upon his good behavior.
Boys Must Write Home. .
Another thing, his pass permission
depends upon his letter writing. Either
his Captain or the chaplain or any one
of the three Lieutenants may be the
censors. They know Just how many
letters each soldier writes and to whom.
More than 100 times I have heard this
dialogue between the censor and the
Soldier Captain, may I have & pass
this evening?
Captain When did you write to your
mother last? (Maybe the soldier might
try to fib a little. No go.)
Captain You're a fine soldier. Tou
ought to be ashamed to ask me for a
pass. What, a pass for you? Not on
your life. Go and write to your mother
and perhaps I'll give you a pass.
Extreme Cruelty In Alleged by Two
Women Florence Campbell
Mourns Her $1000.
It was one continuous "spree" for
Sain La France from the day of their
marriage, early this year, until the day
he left her, June 3. last, asserts Mabel
La France, In filing suit yesterday for
a divorce. She says her husband re
mained in a continual state of Intoxica
tion from the day she made her mis
take In marrying him.
William J. Byrne, en automobile
salesman. Is made defendant In a
divorce suit filed by Mary E. Byrne,
who charges extreme cruelty. The
plaintiff says her husband makes $350
a month, and she asks for $100 a month
In permanent alimony and support
money for their son. They were mar
rled In Portland in 1901.
Extreme cruelty Is charged by W. T.
Churchward In a suit for divorce from
Edna May Churchward. They were
married In California in 1911. Florence
Campbell is plaintiff In a suit for
divorce from Alvera Campbell, whom
she married at Vancouver early last
year. She says that she had $1000 in
the bank when she married htm and he
refused to work while . her money
lasted. She accuses him of cruelty,
failure to provide and Infidelity. She
asks that her maiden name of Florence
Hayes be restored.
Contracts Will Be Let for Road
making Equipment.
Multnomah County will purchase
823,000 worth of good, modern road
making machinery. Unanimous decision
for letting contracts for new road
equipment was reached at a conference
yesterday between the County Commis
sioners and Assistant Roadmaster Chap
man. The contracts will be awarded
at a meeting tomorrow morning.
The new equipment will include one
scarifier, two tractors, four trucks, one
land leveler, an air compressor and two
trailers. It Is possible that other smaller
Items will be added.
Bids for this equipment were re
ceived by the board last week. The
equipment will be purchased from a
number of firms.
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Parents of Wife of Kaiser's
Dentist in Portland.
Letters Received While Daughter
and Son-ln-Law Were Still in
Berlin Told of Interesting
Experiences There.
Two Portland people are following
with special interest the story of the
Kaiser by Dr. Arthur N. Davis which Is
now appearing in The Oregonian.
They are Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Proctor,
of 30 East Sixty-ninth street, and they
are proud of the distinction of being
father-in-law and mother-in-law of the
Berlin dentist who is said to have been
the closest American friend of the
"We are very proud of Dr. Davis,"
said Mr. Proctor. "We knew about his
story long before it was published and
we have been watching for it. The
letters we have received from him and
from his wife, our daughter, have
shown us how interesting their life in
Berlin has been. For over a year be
fore they returned to America, we had
not had a single letter from them. We
weren't worried except that we feared
some crank might shoot the doctor on
account of his. connection with the
royal family.
"Although she was not permitted to
bring anything from Berlin, my daugh
ter smuggled out a picture of their
house on the Tiergarten. so we have
seen the beautiful place where they
lived in Germany. Mrs. Davis came to
this country about Thanksgiving time
and was in Halifax just preceding the
disaster there. e expect both Dr. and
Mrs. Davis to visit us some time soon,
whenever they can get away from New
York wb,ere Dr. Davis has opened an
Dr. Davis was raised In the name
town as hta wife. Ellon Troctor. Both
of them went to school in Fiqua. O.
loiter, Arthur Davis was graduated
from the Illinois School of Dentistry
and opened an office in the Marshall
Tonight if you feel dull, stupid,
bilious or constipated, take a dose
of Chamberlain's Tablets, and you
will be feeling fine tomorrow.
Field building in Chicago. Fourteen
years ago he was called to be assistant
dentist to Dr. Sylvester, who had been
the court dentist at Berlin for 42 years.
When he died. Dr. Davis received the
appointment from the Kaiser.
"Dr. Davis deserves all his profes
sional success," esid Mr. Proctor. "He
worked, his way through college and
was always a ihornuRh student and a
pood " workman. Whatever he says
nbout conditions in Germany may be
relied upon."
Local Board Hustons Work to Make
Xcw Men Available.
Under the necessity of quickly as
signing 1918 class registrants, since
they are needed In filling current quo
tas, local board No. 7 has all but com
pleted physical examinations of those
assigned to class 1. Only 12 men of
those originally placed in the top group
have not been before the examiner.
This is believed the speedtost record
of any Portland board. Many did not
begin examinations until yesterday. Be
cause of the small number of class 1
registrants to be handled, several of
the hoards will complete the work this
week and few expect to need more than
ten days for the job.
Board No. 7 is seeking information
relative to four men of the new class
who have failed to file questionnaires.
The names s ml old addresses are:
Charles A. Smith. Jr., 02- Third
street; Robert K. Baker. 3S6 Montgom
ery street: William H. Leslie, general
delivery. Portland: George E. Brausr.
Lamar. Colo. Friends or acquaintances
knowing anything of the whereabouts
of these men may save them the con
sequences of being posted as delin
quents by giving In what information
they have.
U. L. Hopxiii Charged With Using
V. S. Mails to Defraud.
O. 1.. Hopson. former stock salesman
for the United States Cashier Company,
will be placed on trial before United
States Judge Bran in the Federal Court
this morning on an indictment In which
he Is charged jointly with several of
the officers of the defunct corporation,
with a conspiracy to use the United
States mails in a scheme to defraud.
In all, about 12 men were Indicted
and with one other exception, the cases
usalnst all of the defendants have been
disposed of. Hopson was arrested in
ChieaKo some time following his indict
ment and has since been out on bonds.
United States Attorney Haney person
ally will prosecute the case.
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