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TIIE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 27, 1918.
FOE HOT WHIPPED.
Propaganda Motive Seen
German Peace AppeaL
ARMY STILL IS POWERFUL
J. M. De Beaufort Saji America
Hast Send rive Million Soldiers
to Europe to Defeat Hon.
"Germany h been carrying on a
systematic campaign of insidious prop
aganda, of which the so-called peace
overtures are the crowning feature,
daring the last three years to make the
allies believe that she was on ber last
lega But she still has a powerful ma
chine, whose power of resistance will
. be greatly Increased when ber armies
on the western front have been with
drawn to a shortened line, and It will
require an American army of 6.000.000
men la Europe finally to whip the
This la the opinion of J. M. de Bean
fort, former member of the Belgian
army, author and war correspondent,
who was at the Portland Hotel here
last week watting for the influenza
ban to be lifted so he could continue
on a lecture tour of the Pacific Coast.
Mr. De Beaufort, a native of Holland,
who has taken out his first cltlsenship
Papers in the United States, was for
merly possessed of the title of Count
Now. however, he says, be prefers to
be called plain "Jack" de Beaufort.
Hindeobara- beteads F-Boata.
Late in the Winter of 1915 he passed
two months In Germany, and in the
Summer of 1916 two months more, both
times posing as an American news
DaDer man. He entered Germany
through Italy, he says, using a personal
letter of Introduction to Von Hinden
burg from a nephew of the German
war chief, also named Von Hindenburg,
which was riven to him in Rome.
"in an interview I had with Von
Elndenburg in Germany he attempted
to Justify the sinking of the Liusltania,
aid De Beaufort. "He read extracts
from a pamphlet given wide clrcula
tton in Germany, which stated that the
Lusltanla carried 4o00 boxes of am
munition. This would be 4.500,000 bul
lets. Von Hindenburg said. ' Figurin
on the bssis that per cent of these
bullets found .their "mark In German
breasts' there would be enough to kill
150.000 sons of the Fatherland. T
German war lord deemed this sufficient
Justification for sinking the big pas
Jnnker Leaders Interviewed.
"My letter to Von Hindenburg made
It possible for me to travel freely
throughout Germany. I visited most of
the important cities and interviewed
most of the Junker leaders, who, be
lieving that I was an American news
paperraan, sought to load me up with
propaganda for consumption in the
"I had a very significant conversation
with a German Major in August, 1918.
He told me that Germany was not pre
pared for the war, as she thought she
would have to fight France and Russia
only. He said Germany never figured
on fighting England on land and
thought that Great Britain's navy
could do no harm.
"Germany believed that Italy's feel
ing for the allies was only 1m ke-warm
and that France would be co-npelled to
keep at least an army corps in the
south of France to Insure ftirainst the
Italians entering the war with the cen
Caose Saved by Belgian.
Tt was Belglur-. that saved the allied
cause, this officer said. He declared
that the nine days the Belgians delayed
the Germans early in the war gave
Joffre time to reconstruct his battle
line and then hold at the critical mo
"Then cams the significant part of
the interview: "The next time we won'
"This statement only added to the
evidence I hau obtained that Germany
planned on waging another war to con
quer the world If she lost this one.
'The allies should be very wary of
the peace proposals the Huns make.
The Germans are seeking to gain their
Look. Mother! Is Tongue Coated.
Breath Feverish and
Cleanse the Little Liver and Bow
els and They Get Well
When your child suffers from si cold
flon't wait; give the little stomach, liver
and bowels a gentlo, thorough oleans
log at ones. When cross, peevish, list
less, pals, doesn't sleep, eat or a.t
naturally; if breath la bad, stomach
sour, give a teaspoonful of "California
Syrup of Figs." and in 'a few hours sll
the clogged-up. constlpsted waste, sour
bile and undigested food will gently
tnov out of the bowels, aad you have
a well, playful chlla again.
, If your child coughs, snuffles and has
caught cold or is feverish or has a sore
throat, give a good doss of "California
Eyrup of Figs" to evacuate the bowels,
no different what otner treatment la
Sick children needn't be coaxed to
tak this harmless "fruit laxative." Mil
lions of mothers keep it handy because
they know Its notion on ths stomacr
liver and -bowels la prompt and sure.
They also know a little given today
saves a sick child tomorrow.
Ask your druggist for a bot
tle of "California byrup -f Figs," which
contains directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
on the bottle. Beware of counterfeits
sold here. Get the genuine, tnadu by
"California Fig Syrup Company." Adv.
Receipt for a Mild
Laxative Cough Syrup
Maaafaetarrr of Flaou Medlclae
Telia Iaa-redleata. Se Pablle Caa
Appreciate Pure, Reliable Mcdl-elae
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Bob. Belgtaa Bnlldeg, Wis Spent
Several Months in the Belgian
Treaeaem. He Is Wearing a
French Helmet. Hss a German
Officer's Helmet In His Month
and Hla Left Paw la oa Ger
aaaa Private's Helmet.
ends by propaganda, most of which
emanates from neutral cities. The
great majority of news dispatches from
Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Berne are
not reliable, for they originate in
"Germany has attempted to "make the
world believe that she Is starving.
Many times I have sat in German
cafes, dining on ths fat of ths land.
and read stories In London papers that
said German women and children were
"Germany will continue to be a men
ace to the world until she la soundly
Mr. De Beaufort has with him a bat
tle-scarred veteran and companion of
the trenches, his dog Bob, who was at
the front with him In Belgium.
Bob learned to take cover when the
shells were flying Just like the Belgian
soldiers," said De Beaufort- "He often
gave the alarm when enemy patrols
approached at night. More than once
he detected the enemy when I was on
patrol duty in no man s land and prob
ably saved my life."
Bob is a Belgian bulldog, and Is 15
years old. Due to his advanced age.
and his stirring experiences at the
front, he Is suffering from heart trou
ble and is now content to live a life of
KEPCBLICAJTS WILL STAND BT
PARTY CANDIDATES. .
President's "Jfote" Urging Voters to
Support Administration Aspirants
Resented In Washington.
SUNXTSIDE, Wash., Oct. 21. (Spe
cial.) That the campaign slogan.
Stand by the President by Electing
Democrats to Congress" Is winning no
converts from the Republican ranks. Is
the opinion of prominent citlxens and
party leaders of the Taklma Valley.
Men who have been prominent In po
litical affairs In this country for years
say there will be no defection from
lie Republican vote and that John w.
Summers, Republican nominee for Con
gress, will carry the county by a large
Although forced to forego a speak
Ing campaign because of the Influenza
uarantlne. Dr. Summers Is visiting all
of the towns of the valley and Is speak
Ing briefly at open-air street meetings.
I would have answered Germany's
recent peace overtures on s postcard
with two words. uncondltlonal. sur
render, said Dr. Summers at a street
meeting here recently. "There Is no
use temporizing or parleying. -Amerl
ca's answer should be full speed ahead
on all the fighting fronts until a mili
tary victory brings ths snemy to his
Dr. Summers Is traveling by automo
bile and will round out his campaign
in this district by visiting svery town
in the valley.
Make a syrup with a pint of sugar
and a half pint of boiling water, cool
and poor Into a bottle or Jar. Then
add the contents of a IH-ox. bottle of
Mentho-Laxene, shako well, and take
a teaspoonful four to sight times a
day for bead or chest colds, coughs,
bronchitis, whooping cough or catarrh
of head and throat.
Actually, the very first doss will
show you ths wonderful virtues In
Mentho-Laxene. It Is penetrating, heal
ing, soothing and curative to a greater
extent than anything ever discovered.
Children like It and adults use It from
Maine to California. Physicians pre
scribe it. hospitals use It. end why
should not you enjoy the benefits of a
cheap, homemade remedy free from
narcotic sickening drugs? Ask your
druggist for Mentho-Laxene and Insist
on getting It. for It Is guaranteed to
please svery purchaser or money back
by The Blackburn Products Co, Dayton,
ChiOy ASV. , I
A large party of officers, headed for
Fort Stevens, were scattered among the
hotels last evening.
B. A. Fkspatrick, superintendent of
the Murphy Logging Company, of Clat
sop, Is In the city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. CoUins, well
known people of Pendleton, are at the
Benson for ths week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Buna, travelers
from Blagovostchensk, filberts, are
among the patrons at ths Hotel Port
Fred S. Stanley, formerly of Port
land, but now In Deschutes, came to
town yesterday and registered at the
Justice George H. Burnett and Jus
tice Conrad P. Olson arrived In "Port
land yesterday. They are on their way
to Pendleton, wrfere the Supreme Court
will hold its session this coming week.
William Pollman, one of the leading
livestock men of the West, is In town
op business, accompanied by Mrs. Poll-
man. They are registered at the im
perial from Baker.
"This epidemic Is making Inroads on
the traveling men," declares Phil
Metschan. Jr.. manager of the Imperial.
Already this week, I have heard of four
traveling men uying. iney worxea out
of Portland. My belief Is thst they
contract the diseas while traveling in
the unventllated railroad coaches
Lou Wagner, former Constable and
now employed by the Portland Rail
way. Light A Power Company, received
orders yesterday to proceed Immediate
ly to Camp Pike, Arkansas, to enter the
training camp. He must first be In
ducted by his local board as a private,
and if be graduates from ths school he
secures a commission, otherwis he
continues la the Army as a private.
"Travel Is greatly restricted through
out the country." says Frank J. Miller,
chairman of the Oregon Publlo Service
Commission. "I have Just returned
from the East and found that there Is
s great falling off In travel because of
the prevalence of the Spanish lnflu
nsa. The epidemic also Is slowing up
production In the commercial world
and the general effect of the epidemic
is to handicap ths activities or the
THE TAX ON
From "The International
I Tailor" Magazine
1T THE TERMS of the taxing bill to meet tha expenditures
of the Government for the fiscal year of 1919, now being
considered in Congress, it is proposed to assess on the buyer
of a suit of clothes costing over $50 a tax of 20 per cent.
This is but one of a number of similar so-called "luxury"
taxes, which cover articles of clothing both for men and women,
including hats, shoes, haberdashery for men and various articles
of women's appareL
While these taxes will work a hardship on many of the trades
engaged in the production of so-called luxuries they fall with espe
cial severity on tailors. Almost alone among the industries essen
tial to civilized life, the tailor confines himself to hand-work. Con
sequently the cost of his product is fixed by the amount he is called
on to pay his workmen. As the tailor has only one grade of work
manship he cannot lower his prices materially and is forced to
confine himself to one grade. Bo that when he has trained his
workmen to produce a Suit to sell for $50 or over he is not able,
without changing completely his methods of workmanship a.nd his
working force, to produce a cheaper grade.
. In the same way it has been the custom for the man who for
any reason could not afford to pay the tailor's price to go to the
ready-made dealer, who because his work is machine made, is able
to produce many different grades and qualities.
Ever since the introduction of ready-to-wear clothes a contest
for business has continued between the tailor and the manufacturer,
and for the past few years the competition has been strenuous. The
clothiers have not been content to divide the trade along price lines,
leaving for the tailor his natural field of the men who want the
BEST, but by specious, advertising they have endeavored to secure
the entire rade in men's clothing.
Since we entered the war and the necessity for conserving ma
terials became apparent to the Army and Navy, it has seemed to
the casual observer that the War Industries Board has leaned
toward the manufacturer. In fact it is freely said that the consul
tations of the board with the representatives of the makers of men's
clothing have been confined almost wholly to manufacturers; that
the recommendations have been framed with his necessities in mind,
and that the peculiar considerations of the tailoring industry have
been little heeded. Of course it is not supposed that the board did
this intentionally, but if the conditions are as stated, it is due to
ignorance of actual conditions.
This newly contemplated tax in the same way is levied entirely
on the tailor, while the ready-made manufacturer escapes altogether.
When the tailor and the ready-to-wear retailer come into com
petition, the tailor is handicapped by a 20 per cent tax. A tax is
levied to raise money. This being the case, a tax of 20 per cent on
tailoring cannot be a profitable tax, because little or no money will
be raised from it. Its effect will be only to prohibit the manufac
ture of clothes costing over $50 a suit, no matter whether their
value is double that of a ready-made suit or not, and to throw the
entire clothes business into the hands of the ready-made dealers,
who will gain a result without the expenditure ol a cent for which
they would willingly have paid millions of dollars in advertising.
Most men who patronize the tailor know that a tailored suit will
wear twice as long as a suit ready-made. If woolens are to be con
served, the man who buys a suit from a tailor certainly saves twice
as much wool as the man who wears two ready-made suits in the
same length of time. That this is true has been proved many times
and it would seem that, instead of penalizing the tailor, the manu
facture of well-made garments out of good materials should be
encouraged in the interest of true economy instead of the
reverse being true.
It is to be hojped that the facts now being presented to the
committee having the bill in charge will be weighed carefully
before action is taken.
Consider the Price
in comparison with the higli
cost of ready-made clothing
"YORTL7AN0 failor-maae clolEes mean
the" employment right in your own
city of skilled workmen at good
wages. The money you invest in lo
cally made tailor clothes does not find its
way to Eastern ready-to-wear clothing man
ufacturers, but goes entirely to the up
building of your own home city.
Following are a few reasons for tfie unpre
cedented high cost of ready-made clothing:
The amount of money paid for the making
of a ready-made suit is considerably more
than that paid for the material.
No question about your paying a little less
for a ready-made suit, but did you ever con
sider the permanency and superiority of a'
Price is no obstacle for the man who ap
preciates that he is getting the maximum of
satisfaction and value in a tailor-made suit.
Enjoy the distinction and satisfaction
which tailor-made clothes alone can give
you. The tailors of your city are ready to
serve you, and will welcome your patronage.
er chant Tailors
of Portland, Oregon
GRANTS PASS IS SCEXE OF IM
Representative of Oregon and Cali
fornia Interests Will Go to
Washington, D. C.
GRANTS PASS, Or- Oct. JI. (Spe
cial.) The heavily interested chrome
producers of Southern Oregon and
Northern California met In Grants Pass
this week and organised ths Oregon
Chrome Producers' Association, which
is expected to affiliate with the Pacific
Coast Chrome Producers' Association,
organized In San Francisco last week.
The meeting' was brought shout by the
fact that there Is no market for the
sale of chrome. People have been In
duced to develop bodies of chrome on
ths theory that the production would
be paid for at prices prevailing the
past Summer and owing to the fact
that there Is no market hundreds of
patriotic producers have been unable
to get back the money Invested.
One producer near Grants Pass stands
to lose upwards of $60,000 because of
It appears that Importations from
other countries have had considerable
to do with the slump in the price and
yet the producer of chrome in this
country was not advised that lmporta
tlons would be allowed.
There were present at this meeting
the large producers from Siskiyou
County, California, and also Messrs.
Gazzam, Seagraves, Hawks, Spencer
and Olmstead, all owninr or control
If Backacliy or
j; Eat less meat, also take glass of Salts Before
j eating Breakfast
Uric acid In meat excites the kid
neys, they oecome overworxea; get
sluggish, ache, and feel like lumps of
lead. The urine becomes cloudy; the
bladder Is Irritated, and you may be
obliged to seek relief two or three
times during the night. When the
kidneys clog you must help them flush
off the body's urinous waste or you'll
be a real sick person shortly. At first
yon feel a dull misery in the kidney
region, you suffer from oacKacne, sick
headache, dizziness, stomach gets sour,
tongue coated and you feel rheumatic
twinges when the weather Is bad.
Eat less meat, drink lots of water;
also get from any pharmacist four
ounces of Jad. Salts; take a tablespoon-
ful In a glass of water before breakfast
for a few days and your kidneys will
then act fine. This famous salts Is
made from the acid of grapes and lemon
Juice, combined with lithla, and baa
been used for generations to clean
clogged kidneys and stimulate them to
normal activity, also to neutralize the
acids in urine, so it no longer Is a
source of Irritation, thus ending blad
Jad Salts is inexpensive, cannot In
jure; makes a delightful effervescent
lithia-water drink which everyone
should take now and then to keep
the kidneys clean and active. Drug
gists here say they sell lots of Jad
Salts to folks who believe In overcom
ing kidney trouble while It is only
ling large properties. There was also
present a man well known In the
mining world who has been selected by
the California association to present
the Pacific Coast chrome interests to
the authorities at .Washington.
The association, is not endeavoring
to protect people In the opening up of
Hew properties, but only those who are
already developing. Permanent offi
cers were elected, consisting of Frank
S. Bramwell, president, and O. S. Blan
chard, secretary. Questionnaires . are
being sent out to chrome producers, as
to location of their mines, the quantity
and quality of ore and the money in
vested. These will be sent to Washing
ton to enable the delegation Intelli
gently to present the chrome situation.
TAX LEVIES ARE LOWER
Every City and Town In Grays Har
bor County Makes Record.
HOQTJIAM, Wash.. Oot. 26. (Special.)
Tax levies made this year In Grays
Harbor County are lower for every city
and town in the county and also for all
districts than last year. The county
levy itself, over 6 mills lower than last
year. Is 7.41 mills on a valuation oi
year of 12.60 mills. The state levy this
year Is 9.79 mills compared with t.lS
mills last year.
Considering the Increased coat of sup
plies In every line and tha general in
crease In salaries and wages, outside
of those fixed by law, It generally iii
considered remarkable that every city
of the county has been able to make
cuts in the tax levies for the coming
year. As an example Hoquiam's levy
will be the lowest in several years.
In the six road districts the levy is uni
formly 10 mills and the general road
and bridge fund Is 1 mill.
Phone your want ads to The Orego-
32.110,282, compared with a levy last nlan. Main 7070, A 6095.
. sd Bt" .ve..'3a- our- own.'
FferWbr'ftrr $$gar Mat ctf Obtained
X?ntll November. 1.
Sugar . permits, ror 10 pounds. t be
ns.d. fpr caonlng purpose, will be re
newed! until November 1, according jte
Vf-. K. jBeweii, of tna :rortiana tooa ao
The original plan'.waa to. discontinue,
the-ut'6 of- permits for canning after,
the. 19Ui of this month On Monday and
Tuesday, so . many.' phone calls from
Portland Tiousewlyea came to -Mr. New
ell -wjtfc' the statement that th.y had
not. yet, Ttnisne.a canning mat it, was
qecHxea.--o aaa iwu nig w.hki 10
time in'jtKlch .additional sugar csn
bought "The' Government Is anxU
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR
Include in your home stock of preserves and jellies
They are how in prime condition for putting rrp,
and can be canned as readily as any other fruit,
and with less work and no waste. Water can be
used liberally in canning cranberries.
The price of CRANBERRIES is lower
now than it will be later on. Shrink
age of the fruit in warehouses means
an advance in price. v
For distinctive flavor and
piquancy, no other fruit equals
the Pacific Coast Cranberry.
Pacific Cranberry Exchange
THE YEAR 'ROUND
They can be served in many tempting ways.
Order From Your
Grocer Right Away