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THE SUNDAY OREGOMAN. PORTLAND. APRIL 26, 190S.
COST DOCTOR JOB
Army Surgeon Cass Dismissed
Because" He Works for
. Bill in Congress.
SEKS TO REWARD MERIT
Vancouver Man's Kffort to Benefit
l-Vllow Army Physicians Arouses
the Ire of Surgeon-General
WASHINGTON'. April 25. Because of
persistent lobbying, though at long range,
William B- Cass, contract surgeon at
Vancouver Barracks, has had his con
tract annulled by the War Department
Cass, during the pendency of the Army
medical bill, poured In letters and tele
grams to members of the Senate, and
particularly to the military committee
members, advocatmg various changes ai.d
amendment. His messages wero deemed
dictatorial and offensive by some Sena
tors, who referred them to Surgeon-General
O'Reilly, who ordered Cass dis
CASS ACTED IN' GOOD FAITH
Endeavored to Secure Legislation to
Benefit Army Surgeons.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash.,
April 24. (Special.) When shown the
Washington dispatch stating that his
contract as Army surgeon had been
Annulled because of his activity in be
half of the Army surgeon bill before
Congress, Ir. W. E. Cass admitted that
lie had sent telegrams and letters to
members of Congress, but said:
"No recommendations for changes and
amendments to the pending bill were ad
vocated by me but which would. If
adopted, redound to the benefit of every
man and officer In the Army. One of
them provided for the promotion of con
tract surgeons after five years of ser
vice. I also wanted the age limit waived
. Ir. Cass said that In all he sent six
telegrams to members of Congress,
chiefly to personal friends. The mes
sages requested Information as to the
progress of the bill. When the chief
surgeon notified Dr. Cass that his ac
tivities were In violation of the spirit
of the Army regulations, he ceased to
send messages or letters to Congress.
Ir. Cass said further:
"In. defense of the action I have
taken In efforts to secure more favor
able legislation for contract surgeons
now in the service, and particularly
those who have had from five to 30
years' service, my suggestions would
not have materially benefited me more
than other contract surgeons. In fact,
1 would have been the least benefited
of any of the long-service contract
surgeons. In addition to that, the
amendment which I had proposed
would have benefited a great many
regular Army officers now In the ser
vice who have had previous service as
"One of the unfortunate provisions
of- Senate hill No, 1424 was that It
made . an age limit. maKIng contract
surgeons not over 27 years of age. at
the dste of contract eligible to the reg
ular corps. This naturally eliminated
nearly all of the contract surgeons
who have seen the most service, and
particularly those of the Spanish
American War. the China campaign and
the Philippine insurrection.
"This class of contract surgeons has
been debarred by previous acts and
regulations from participating In an
examination for appointment In the
regular corps, principally on arcoui.r.
of age, notwithstanding the fact that
the Government has had the benefit of
their services as medlcsl officers for
from five to 30 years, and whose ser
vices have been performed satisfac
torily in every particular, as they have
realously fulfilled every, requirement
of the War Department in time of war
and during peace.
"It seems only fitting and a Just re
ward at the hands of Congiess that
these men should be given opportunity
to be appointed as medical officers of
the regular corps, where they can re
ceive nmo promotion and reward in
the way of retirement In the future for
their past patriotic and efficient
"Now, in defense of the position I
have taken In the effort to secure inor-5
favorable legislation in the direction
indicated, 1 will say that 1 have sup
ported through my friends In Conirr.ss.
both in the Senate and House, the re
organisation bill of 1901. as well as
this hill. Senate hill No. 1424. and have
never been called down or reprimand
ed by any authority for exercising my
privilege as an American cltlsen and
civilian of this glorious republic.
"Commenting upon the replies which
I have received to my numerous letters
sent to my friends In Congress, as weil
as others. I must say I have received
great encouragecmnt in the way uf
comments favorable to the proposed
amendments, and If In the future an
opportunity affords to Introduce more
favorable legislation, I will be glad to
"The contract surgeons of the United
States Army have a historic past
crowned by deeds of valor. Many were
killed on the Held of action. Others
died on the field of science, were
wounded Jn action, contracted diseases
and sustained physical Injuries which
lrquired surgical Intervention to make
them capable of making a livelihood.
"During the Civil War there were
:..".:'2 contract surgeons performing the
duties of medical officers, during the
Spanish-American War 855. and there
ate at present in the service 18$.
"No doubt on account of the activ
ity I have manifested In trying to
secure legitimate legislation for the
contract surgeons now In the service
I have been made an example for the
remaining 18T contract surs-cons. so
tlint In the future they never shall date
t sk favors from their friends In
Congress; sc that In the future they
must be tools for others and not inde
pendent thinkers and workers, which
is their right as Ameri.-on citizens."
I.IGKNK LODGE CELEBRATES
Parade In Uniform Up Willamette
Street Large Membership.
EUGENE. Or.. April 25. (Special.
The eighty-ninth anniversary of Odd
Fellowship was celebrated In Eugene,
todny by the Spencer Kutte Lodge and
by the Re.bekahs. The day was opened
by a parade up Willamette street, in
whtcli both the Odd Fellowa and Re
bckahs took part. This waa the first
appearance In uniform of Canton
llovey. The marching line Included a
large percentage of the members of
Spencer Birtte Iodge and about 60 of
the Rebekah Lodge. The procession
was led by the Eugene Military Band.
The Spencer Butte Lodge has a mem
long to the encampm
third largest lodge I
of Portland and stand
the organisations at the metropolis.
The Kebekahs have a membership of
some 250. (
Spencer Butte Ixdge. I. O. O. F.
stands well not only in numbers but
financially It Is very strong. It is tflis
lodge that now has under course of
construction the building to he known
as Odd Fellow s Hall, which will be the
highest cement and brick building in
Oregon outside of Portland. It will
cost approximately 140.000 and will be
ompleted some time this Summer, it
will be located on the corner of Ninth
and Oak streets.
IDAHO COUPLE LOCKED IX JAIL
Woman Gets Ex-Husband artd Al
leged 'Wife Into Law's Grip..
LEWI.STON. Idaho. April 25. (Special.)
Charged with living In open aduitery,
F. M. Rynerson and Miss Bessie Lm.
Brombaugh, of Peek, Idaho, were ar
rested last night and locked In the County
Jail, their downfall being caused by Mrs.
F. M. Rynerson, the man's former wife
and a wealthy mining woman of Ta
coma and Seattle. Rynerson claims that
Miss Brombaugh is his wife, but his
former wife denies this, although she
admits that she set aside their marriage
two years ago because of the insanity of
Mrs. Rynerson is well known In mining
circles and Is said to have interests
valued at more than Jl,000,0i0, her chief
asset being a valuable mining property
near Mount Rainier. Rynerson is in
terested in promoting a mine at Peck,
which is said to be valuable. Mrs. Ryner
son. who Is a medium, declares that at
times her husband is not in his right
mind and that for years she- has been
afraid of him. The former wife alleges
Miss Brombaugh came Into the home
more than a year ago and that she has
worked evil influence over Rynerson.
Miss Brombaugh Is a comely woman of
40. and takes her arrest with little out
ward show of emotion. Her friends de
clare that she married Rynerson and that
she is his legal wife. This the former
Mrs. Rynerson denies. -
IX LI XX COUNTY.
Greater Part of Yesterday's Session
Devoted to Addresses on the
AA'ork of Organization.
ALBANY, Or.. April 25. (Special.)
The annual convention of the Ep worth
League of the Eugene District is in
session in Albany today. The first ses
sion was held last evening and the
convention will conclude its work to
morrow. The opening service last evening was
led by Rev. T. I. Jones, of Browns
ville, and following this service there
was a reception. The first work of
the convention occurred this morning.
Mrs. J5. E. Upmeyer. of Harrlsburg,
read a paper on "Methods In Mission
Study in league and Sabbath School."
A paper on "Home Mission Work!"
written by Mrs. B. H. Belknap, of
Salem, was read by Miss Orah Hark
ness, of this city, a letter from Dr.
Alexander Oopron. a Methodist mls-slonary-ln
India was read, giving' some
Held notes on medical missions.
A part of the session this afternoon
was devoted to business matters and
addresses were made as follows:
"Spiritual Work of the league," H. G.
McCain, of Salem: "Mercy and Help,"
Miss Winifred Gates, of Corvallls;
"Entertainments and Common Sense,"
President II. M. Crooks, of Albany Col
The sessions of today was In charge
of the officers chosen at last year's
convention, as follows: President, Pro
fessors A. ft. Sweetscr. of the Uni
versity of Oregon. Eugene: vice
president. If. CI. McCain, of Salem: sec
ond vice-president, Mrs. K. B. Upmeyer,
of Harrisburg: secretary. Miss Ksma
Newell, of Kugene; treasurer, Bertram
Applegate, of Yoncalla. New officers
wlil be chosen at this convention to
serve for the ensuing year. .
The following delegates are in at
tendance at the convention:
Rev. and Mrs. M. C. Wire, Wesley M.
Wire, Ksma Newell, Alma Aupperle,
Verneta Winfrey. A. R. Sweetscr, A.
W. Hun, Norman Winfrey, Kdgar
Balderre. Roscoe Lyons, of Eugene;
Ira Hohlnett. Betltah Miller, of Halsey;
Harry Bowcn. George lyaeey, Cora Hol-
eomb. u Walker. U G. West. Bertha
Wright, of Brownsville: Katheryn
Keller. Evn Rychard. Jessie Walker.
Mr. Van Valzah. of Springfield; Mrs.
(J. F. Parks, Laura Scheldt, of Junction
Cltv: Ruth Adams. ,i. a. ijiwrenson
Kffa Brown, of Independence: Mrs. E.
K. Upmeyer. of Harrlsburg: I.ura
Hefty, of Cottage Grove; Bell Kdwards,
Frances Belknap. Ksther W Heeler. Bes
sle Herbert. Winifred Gates. W. R.
Colbert, of Corvallls: S. Y. Bartholo
mew. Georgia NVff. Althea Wilklns. of
Cohurg; L. V. Allen. Nina Butler, Irene
Bobbins. M. Bcatty. of Lebanon; Ger
trude Dorrlty of loneana.
SENATOR KAY DENIES STORY
Has ' Made No Deal Whereby He
Minll Be Candidate for Governor
SAL.KM. Or.. April 25. (Special.) A re
port having been eilvulated that State
Senators T. W. Kay and J. N. Smith, of
this county, had entered into a deal by
which Smith shall be supported for Presl
dent of the Senate nct Winter and Kay
for Governor two years hence. Senator
Kay said this evening there is absolutely
no truth in the report.
"The subject has never been mentioned
by Smith and myself, says Senator Kay,
"I have never even thought of being a
candidate for Governor. Some of the hold
over Senators have suggested that I be
come a candidate for lYesldent of the
Senate, and I may do bo. but that is
matter to which 1 shall give no attention
until the new Senators havs been
Nursery Building at Fair.
SBATTL.HL April 25. At the meeting of
the State Exposition Commission today it
was decided to build a combination worn
en's building and nursery Instead of the
women's building, as originally planned.
The commli--sion decided to hold a meet
ing in this city May 21. 22 and 3. to which
the secretary waa instructed to Invite the
Mayors of cities and towns in the state
and the Boards of County Commissioners
of the various counties.
Arrest Eugene Timber Cruiser.
EUGENE, Or., April 25. (Special.)
Deputy Sheriff Pugh. of Spokane, ar
rived in Eugene last night with a wa--rant
for M. T. Devereaux, a Eugene
timber cruiser, who is charged with lo
cating people on worthless timber
lands. Devereaux waived the question
of extradition and went on to Spokane,
where he says he will prove his inno
cence. Eugene 8: Drain 7.
EUGENE. Or.. April 25. (Special.) The
Eugene High School defeated the Drain
Normal School baseball team here, today
by a score of 8 to 7. The batteries were:
Wilson and King for Eugene, and Craig
and Craig for Drain.
Uetiger, J.weler. optician. 14 Waao.
bership of over 200.
BAKER IS FOR CUKE
Republican County Convention
Indorses His Candidacy.
FAVOR ROOSEVELT ALSO
Delegates Selected to State Conven
tion and B. E. Kennedy Slated
for Trip to Chicago social
ists Make Nominations.
BAKER CITT, Or., April 25. (Spe
cial.) The Baker County Republican
Convention this afternoon elected the
following delegates to the state con
vention: W. J. Patterson, W. G. Ayre,
W. G. Drowley, William Pollman, E. P.
Voruz, B. E. Kennedy, J. N. Hart,
James Chlnnock and A. V. Swift.
Resolutions were passed Indorsing
Roosevelt's policies, favoring the can
didacy of H. M. Cake for Senator. In
dorsing unanimously the University
appropriation bill, and favoring the
election of B. E. Kennedy, of this city,
a-s delegate to the National convention.
Party leaders in Baker City think
everything very favorable for Ken
nedy being chosen' delegate.
The Socialists of Baker County held
a convention in this city this after
noon, adopted a platform and put the
following candidates In the Held: For
Representative, D. W. Yoakum; for
Sheriff. J. D. McDonald; for Clerk,
Lon Davis: for Assessor. George M.
Cavlness; for Surveyor, Grant Cady;
for Coroner, Ed Batts; for Juscice of
the Peace. H. E. Courtney; for Con
stable. Lawrence Reeves.
DEMOCRATS AT THE HELM
AVrote Platform and R-ngineered the
Washington County Convention.
FOREST GROVE. Or., April 25. (Spe
cial.) The putting out of a ticket by the
exponents of Statement No. 1 in this
county did not cause a ripple in the polit
ical horizon for the reason that what was
expected to be a non-partisan political
convention at Hlllsboro Friday was sim
ply the protest natural and expected of
the Democrats of the county.
The convention was In full control of
the Democratic forces, who elected the
officers of the meeting, wrote the plat
form and slated the candidates for the
offices of State Senator and Representa
tives to the legislature. James H. Sewell
chairman of the convention, four, years
ago was candidate for State Senator on
the union ticket, representing the fusion
forces of the county. John M. Wall, sec
retary of the meeting, is a Chamberlain
Democrat, and has always trailed with
the party opposed to the Republicans.
It Is said that the platform of the
party, which simply declares for State
ment No. 1 and pledges the convention's
nominees "to vote for the people's choice
for United 8tates Senator, was written by
William M. Langley, of this city. The
committee was dlt'inctly of Democratic
complexion, and its members were: W.
H. Wehrung, B. G. Leedy. William M.
Langley, Dr. F. M. Robertson, J. C. Mil
ler and William Schulmerich. '
The candidates nominated are: Arthur
N. Cutting, of Sherwood, for State Sena
tor: William Schulmerich, John Chapman
an! J. I. Burnett, for Representatives.
Cutting and Chapman claim to be Repub
licans, while Schulmerich and Burnett are
Democrats. There were not more than
dozen Statement No. 1 Republicans pres
ent at the convention. George W. Kelly
who ran for Representative as a Repub
lican Statement No. 1 candidate at the
recent primary and who was defeated,
took part in the meeting.
CALLA'ERT OUT FOR, OFFICE
Announces Candidacy for Commis
sioner of Public Lands.
SRATTLR. Wash., April 25. (Special.)
S. A. Callvert. Commissioner of Public
Lands from 1901 to 1905. and now a resi
dent of Zenith, has announced his candi
dacy for that office. There are now three
candidates in the field S. A. Callvert, I.
A. Navarre, of Chelan County, and B. W.
Ross, of Cowlitz County. Mr. Callvert's
announcement in part follows:
"I am a candidate for the nomination on
the Republican ticket for the office of
Commissioner of Public lands. If elected
to that office again, I shall follow quite
generally the policies adopted during my
"All moneys paid into the office will be
receipted for within 48 hours. Letters of
Inquiry or pertaining to the business of
the office will all he answered promptly
Campbell's Automatic Safety Gas Burner Co.
V. E. CAMPBELL, Pre.ident
Portland, Oregon, April 24, 1908.
Safety Investment Company, '
Fiscal and Sales Agents, .
307 Ooodnough Building,
Gentlemen This is to officially inform you of the fact that our Board of Directors has this
day purchased part of the necessary machinery to manufacture our Automatic Safety Gas and
Gasoline Cut-Offs and other devices.
This machinery is now in operation and the company has six men in its employ.
There is no question about our continuing our machinery experimental work and we hope to
be able to manufacture our safety appliances in large quantities very soon.
The company, as you are aware, is authorizing the sale of sufficient stock to pay for a site for
our Factory "A" and to erect and equip our building consistent with necessity and sound business
As our fiscal Agents, you should be able to place this allotment of stock at par in a very few
dys, and when matters are well in hand to justify, our board will authorize the increase in the
price of stock.
We leave the question to your own good business judgment as to what price this stock should
be within a year if we are now sailing it at par. We hope it shall be at least $25.00 a share.
Yours Very Truly,
CAMPBELL'S AUTOMATIC SAFETY GAS BURNER CO.,
Per N. Campbell, Secretary.
The above is a copv of a letter received by us this dav and we shall be glad to demonstrate this proposition
to anv one Interested if they wlil call at the office or phone A 334 or Main 58u3. and w will send our repre
sentative to see you. The stock Is now selling at $5.03 per share, par value, and we expect the allotment at that
figure to be placed before manv days. Portland should lake this up at once. ....
If Standard Oil stock was originally placed for $1.00 per share with a 1100,000 capital, and Is now selling, as
It did today at 614 per share, and the capital stuck of the corporation Is $500.00),DOO. what per cent of profit waa
that to the original stockholder? , ,
Campbell's Automatic Safety Gas Burner cut-off devices, for which we have basic patents In all the leading
countries of the globe, mav not produce as large a profit as the Standard OH Company, but with our .present
small capitalisation and the great demand for this necessary life-saver, which will become a requirement by law,
what should the profit be to a purchaser of our stock today at $5.30 per share?
We leave this to vour own good business Judgment and. as it is a meritorious manufacturing proposition, we
feel like It Is worthy of your Investigation. Act today and you will not regret it.
SAFETY INVESTMENT CO.
KXCXtSIVE FISCAL AND SALKS AtiKlVTS, SOS-T fiOODSOlfiH BVILDI'XG. PORTLAND, ORHGOX.
Savings fi Trust
247 WASHINGTON STREET
Fays interest on Sayings Ac
counts and Time Certificates.
Receives deposits subject to
check without limitation as to
Effects collections in any part
of the country on most reason
'Acts as Trustee in all legiti
Cares for properties, collects
Interviews solicited with those
contemplating any phase of our
and courteously, giving1 the fullest possi
ble information. I shall select my own
employes and stand responsible for their
acts; shall require them to treat all per
sons having business with the office with
deference and respect; hall select them
with the distinct understanding that the
current work of th department is to be
kept up, even though it be necessary to
work overtime. My office shall be open at
all time, and any one, no matter whom he
may be, shall be welcome to call upon and
communicate with the Commissioner
"The state's timber shall be protected
from dissipation 'and from sales to
"I shall encourage the enactment of
law extending the time for the payment j
of the principal on school land contracts.
"As a mmber of the Board of Equaliza
tion I shall endeavor to deal fairly with
each county and avoid a burdensome tax
"My office shall be free from political
advisers or workers for political favors,
either In state or county, following the
course I adopted before in requiring strict
attention to the business of the state."
NAME TICKET IX YAMHIUj
Statement No. 1 Republicans lnile
With the Democrats.
M'MINNVIIyLE, Or., April 25. fSpe-
cial.) A Statement No. 1 convention.
composed of Democrats and Statement
No. 1 Republicans, was held here today
updn call of a number of citizens, for the
avowed reason that they were displeased
with the nominees for the Legislature
made at the late primary convention and
desired another ticket. . T. L. Van Ors
dol. of North Yamhill, was .made chair
man of the meeting, and Vine W. Pearce,
of this city, secretary. There were 126
votes cast, each person in sympathy with
tn move constituting a delegate.
For Representatives of the Thirteenth
Representative District, consisting of
Tamhill County, John G. Eckman. Repub
lican, and M. F. Corrigan, Democrat
For Representative in the Fourteenth
District." consisting of Yamhill and Tills
mook. Sam Laughlin, of North Yamhill,
The convention Indorsed for Senator in
the Twenty-fnurth District, consisting of
Yamhill, Washington. Tillamook and Lin
coln, W. N. Rarrett. the regular Repub
lican nominee, who It was asserted has
lately come out for Statement No. 1.
I.anc Democrats to Nominate.
'KITQKNK. Or.. April 25. (Snecial.)
Democrats representing: 1.1 of the 50
lnne County precincts met In Kupene
today to prtpuro for the comlnsr curil
paiRn. The officers re-elected were:
Chairman, L. M. Travis; secretary, M.
S. Wallls: treasurer. S. S. Spencer. The
Democrats will endeavor to elect their
candidates for the Legislature on the
Statement No. 1 issue. The central
committeemen were empowered to ar
range for the selection of delr-rttes to
CAPITAL STOCK $500,000.00
C P. CLER1N, Vice-President
WE find one notable
feature in our clo
thing department this
season, besides the
highest quality and
correct style. There's
a variety of fabrics and
models to meet every
taste; we can satisfy
The style of Benjamin
Clothes must appeal to
every man who wishes
to be correctly dressed.
the State Democratic Convention to be
held In Portland, and were Instructed
to nse their effort"" toward seeurlntc
National delegates who would suifport
Bryan for the Presidential nomination.
Restocking Trout Streariis.
PENDLETON. Or., April 25. (Special.)
A total of 42.00' trout are to be planted
In the streams of Umatilla County within
the next few weeks. Deputy Game and
Fish Warden Turner recently secured
8000 rainbow trout, while the local An
Klers' Association today received word
from the department of Fisheries that
the request for 3S.0O0 brook trout fry has
been granted. They will be distributed
between Meacham. McKay and Birch
Democrats Will Nominate.
ASTORIA. Or., April 25. (Special.)
A meeting; of local Democrats was held
this evening and It was decided to
place a regular Democratic county and
legislative ticket In the field for the
June election, in place of a citizens
ticket as heretofore. A mass conven
tion will be held Wednesday evening
to nominate a ticket.
Whinnery Goes' to Coast IVirls.
Ar.,-11 SB. (Sncclal.) Dental
J. C. Whlnnery. accompanied by an as
slstant from the detachment of ttr
N. CAMPBELL, Sec.-Treaa.
311 Morrison Street, Opp. Postoffice
Hospital Corps, will proceed from Van
couver Barracks to Fort Stevens. Or.,
and Fort Columbia, Wash., for the pur
pose of attending to the necessary
dental work of officers and enlisted
men at these stations. Upon completion
of this duty Dental Surgeon Whlnnerv
Are different from most clothes
and possess that snap and su
which make them
more appreciated and
Our clothes values
are right and we
have satisfied many
men this Spring and
we' are confident that
you can find what
yuu wuul licit;.
A. J. RICHA
283-285 Washington Street, Opp. Woodard, Clarke & Co
and - assistant will
return to Van-
Omnha. K. H. Ijoomis Paturfl.y
oolnted genera! solicitor of the Union
died etnc system, vice John N. Baldwin,