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    THE OREGON DAILY -JOURNAL, PO RTLAND, FRIDAY MARCH k 21, 19i9:
17
WAR DEPARTMENT
GIVES OUT LETTERS
OF GEN. CROVVDER
Correspondence Between Secre
tary of War and Provost Mar
sha! General Is Made Public.
AN SELL'S CHARGES TAKEN UP
Crowder Contends Ansell's Reor
ganization SchemeWould Hurt
Discipline. '
(Continued From Fw Six)
exacting ' than is possible under any
.civil system under the sun. I shall not
repeat Its description or Its record as
shown In my letter to you of February
13. but X shall content myself with an
assertion that Z stand upon Us record
and that Its record Is complete and open
to the public
Will Stand by System
That mechanism added to the power of
final review In the president asked for
over a year ago will make the system
such that I am willing to stand or fall
by it.
So much for the controversy that has
been magnified in the press and on the
floor of congress. This statement would
hot be complete, however, without refer
ence to the allegations that have shocked
the nation and in respect of which the
nation is entitled most of all to assur
a nee. It is asserted and attempted to be
established by example, that the sen
tences of courts-martial during the war
have been atrociously severe.
Let me say first of all that the criti
cism that they are severe Is not. a crlt-
Iclsm of the system of military justice ;
It Is not a criticism of my administration
of that system. It is a criticism of the
officers who imposed, for instance, sen
tences of death for sentinels convicted of
sleeping on post, for soldiers willfully
and contumaciously refusing to obey the
direct orders of their commanding off!
cera, and for desertion In time of war.
and it is a criticism of the congress
which authorized a death penalty, in
plain statutory terms to be assessed on
convict tons-f or these offenses. I do not
mean to say that, if criticism in the con
nection is 'due I am immune. I am not.
I agree with the statute, and shall de
fend it, but I am not responsible for It.
Who Slakes Charge I
' Considering the charges from the
standpoint gi the officers who assessed
the sentences, let us see who they are.
Aro they military zealots men ground
In an iron and heartless system until the
liberal views of civil practice are Ironed
nut' of their souls? They are not. They
are ' men taken in a general dragnet
throughthe nation so lately that the
civilian clothes they left behind them are
not yet out of style. They come from
every walk of life. There are 200,000 of
'them. They comprise a faithful cross
section of our whole people, and our na
tlonal life.
What Is this charge of severity by
them? We have seen that It cannot be
an indictment of the system. It is sim
ply a difference between the opinions of
well meaning and humane critics far re
moved from the scene of the offenses
funtshed and with ' only a partisan. In
adequate and highly colored statement
of that case to guide them, and the opin
ion of men who considered the facta
under the solemn obligations pf an oath
to be honest. Impartial and fair,, who
lived' in the environment of the offense
A TONIC IN THE
SPRING INCREASES
YOUR
Lay the Foundation of Good
- Your Blood and Strengthening Your Nerves.
The good old fashion of taking a tonic
in the springtime, like most of the cus
toms of our grandfathers, is based upon
sound common sense and good medical
. practice. N matter how mild the win
ter it la a trying time, even in the most
favored climates, for those who are not
in the most ' rugged physical health.
Many men, women and children go
through the , winter upon the reserve
strength that they have stored up during
' the sunny summer months and grow in
creasingly thin and pale as the spring
days approach. ' A tonic for the " blood
and nerves at this time will do much for
such people, by-putting color, in cheeks
and lips and banishing the tired feeling
that made "spring- fever" in the old
. days-janother-name for laziness." -
You cannot be energetio if your bloed
is thin and weak. You cannot compete
with . others in business if you are nerv
ous. If you do not get refreshing sleep
at night, or if you are losing in. welghtri
. You need a tonic at this time to add to
' youK efficiency, as well asj to save you
from suffering later on. 'A non-alcoholic
tonic Is best suited for most cases of de
bility for stimulants aggravate many
forms of nervousness. That sucharem
edyX 1 available, with complete direc
tions for home use that makes building
up your strength a comparatively- simple
matte j, is shown by the following well
authenticated cases: ,
Gained Several Foaads '-
"Sometime ago," says Mrs. C J. Cleve
land, of No. 4304 SneUing evenue. Min
neapolis, Minn., "I began to lose flesh,
strength and color and it seemed as
though nothing could restore my health;
I was so badly run-down that my nerves
seemed to be on the verge of giving out
. completely. I was tired all of the time
and couldn't sleep at night or if I did
sleep I was so restless that I didn't feel
' refreshed In the morning. The crying of
my children upset me. X had no appe
tite and my face was colorless. Fre
. quent headaches also caused me great
. distress and my digestion was disturbed.
"I read of Dr. William's Pink Pills in
: a 'newspaper and .was so, impressed by
.what they had done for others that I
decided to give the remedyva trlaL After
I had taken, half a box X could see that
they were helping me.. My appetite' was
better and I began to pick up atrength
at once, X continued the treatment until
my nerves were restored to strength.
I no longer become excited or distraught,
-' My color Is good and I have gained sev-
. ral pounds, in- weight- and feel fine. . I
haveVrecommended Dr. William's Pink
Pills o my friends." - -.
. iie linger Jia's Indigestion
. Indigestion is. one of the commonest
' symptoms of general debility, and what
is frequently-called that "run-down con
dition." During the processes of diges
and were steeped in the reasons making
It grave, and who assessed the sentence
in the performance of the highest civic
duty of man the defense of home ana
country, '-'!,? ' -: '
Are Cress Seetiom of Katloe
These men cannot merit the Indictment
and diatribe that has been heaped upon
their action.; As Burke has said, you
can indict a few individuals, but you
cannot indict a nation. These men are a
portion of the nation the portion that
has been dedicated to death, if need be,
to save the nation from destruction.
Their expression, and not that of men
$000 miles from the field of action, is cer
tainly the voice or ine nation on we pun
ishments that should be meted out to
men who imperil Its honor and its safety.
Why shout the offense by a soldier
of sleeping on a post of the guard, deser
tion, disobedience of orders, be punish
able by death? Because cities ana forti
fications and armies have been lost
through the drowsiness of sentinels ; be
cause armies have ' been disintegrated
and nations humbled by desertion; be
cause battles have been lost and peoples
sold into captivity by the disobedience of
soldiers.
I cannot enter this discussion further.
To us at home, in comfort and in present
peace. It is next to Impossible to recon
cile the almost unanimous view of sol
diers in the field or theatre of war on
the gravity of these and many other
lesser offenses by their comrades. There
fore the execution of not one sentence of
death for these things has been approved
by me. and not one such sentence has
been executed. Also, as I showed you in
my letter of February 13, Tieavy sen
tences have been reduced comprehen
sively and uniformly. But even with
that said. I can neither condemn the
100,000 officers who assessed the sen
tences, nor the law of congress, nor the
system under that law that made them
possible.
All Ob 'Same Bails
There, Mr. Secretary, are the main is
sues of principle. I shall discuss at this
place neither individual cases nor minor
principles that have been put In issue.
They ail come back to the essential bases
that are here stated. I am willing at
the proper time to take up either subject
or any variation under either. I can de
fend them all to the satisfaction of any
fair minded citizen.
Hostile critics wlIL undoubtedly assert
that the observations I have submitted
commit me to a support of excessive
sentences, which, of course, is not true,
I only speak the probable viewpoint of
the officers who have assessed these sen
tences. But it may be said with entire
accuracy that on the day the armistice
was signed, November 11, 1918, no per
son was serving the sentence of a gen
era! courtmartlal who had on that date
entered upon the execution of the ex
cessive portion of his sentence. As you
are aware, shortly after my resumption
of full charge of the office of the judge
advocate general, I recommended the
convening of a board of clemency to un-
dertake with the greatest expedition the
adjustment of war-time punishments to
peace-time standards, and that an ad
monition was Issued, upon my reconv
mendation. to courtsmartlal and review'
Ing authorities, both at home and abroad.
to conform, unless special reasons influ
enced them to a contrary course, to the
limits ot punishment observed in time of
peace.
Personal Vindication
- 1 come now, with the utmost reluc
tance, to a few distasteful paragraphs of
personal vindication. My motives and
my actions have been attacked and I
have been advertised as having ham
pered the efforts of General Ansell. I
have been set off against him as reac
tionary.
It has been said that the present mili
tary code is archaic. I merely say that
I began what proved a tedious and
heart-breaking task of years to obtain
a complete revision of the old military
code early in my service, personally con
ducted that task beginning with my ap
pointment as judge advocate general
and at the end of four annual disap
pointments obtained its complete revi
sion in 191$.
During much of this time General An-
I sell was one of the most promising and
trusted officers in my office. Xhiring
EFFICIENCY
Health Now by Building Up
tion there is a rush of blood to the stom
ach. If the blood is deficient in quantity
and quality digesUon is hindered, food
xerments ana distress follows.
- Mr. Charles Rupley of No. 117 North
Sixth street, of Lafayette, Ind., says:
"I began to feel poorly last winter
due to the close confinement to mv work.
X got little exercise and became so weak
ened that my nerves were upset. I was
troubled: with indigestion following a
meal and the distress continued Into the
night and I Couldn't sleep. I suffered
from occasional spells of falntness and
shortness of breath. I had a pain across
my DacK ana as tne weakness continued
i lost flesh. ,
I saw a .newspaper announcement
of Dr. William's Pink Pills and began
the treatment. I began to feel better
In two weeks and continued taking the
remedy for five weeks. My improvement
is so marked that my friends have
spoken of the change in my appearance.
I have regained all my lost weight, my
nervousness has disappeared and I can
eat heartily without experiencing- any
indigestion or dizziness. It has given
me great pleasure to recommend Dr.
William's Pink puis to my friends.
.Improve Toar Appetite .
Those who take Dr. William's Pink
Pills for Pale People as a tonic Invar
iably Bay that their Imnnmmant t.,f
with a noticeable increase In the appe
tite. When you are sick and your vi
tality is low your appetite fails. Nothing
tastes good. You tako no pleasure in
your meau. unaer sucn circumstances
good digestion Is impossible.
Dr. William's Pink Pills tone up the
entire system.-the blood
good red blood is essential to normal
aigesuon. jine gianas mat secrete the
digestive fluids are strengthened, not
merely stimulated, and you once more
enjoy, a good appetite, looking forward
pieavuraoiy iw meu-oma is me Ilrst sign
of returning health, strength and vi
tality. ..
s The purpose of Dr. William's "Pink
Pills is to build tip the blood. "They
do t this one thing and they do it well.
They are for this reason an invaluable
remedy in diseases arising from bad or
deficient blood, - as rheumatism, neural
gia, after effects of the grip and-fevers.
The pills are guaranteed to be free from
opiates or any harmful drug and cannot
Injure the most delicate system.
Dr. William's Pink - Pills are sold by
all druggists,' or will be sent by mail,
postpaid, on receipt of price, CO cents
per ..box ; six boxes, $2.50. by the Dr.
William's Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.
Y. Thar booklets, "Building Up . the
Blood" and "What to Eat and How to
Eat," will be mailed free to any address
upon request. Adv. r v -
r
l MooUu H Un 1
WILL SEEK LENIENCY
IN INSPECTION OF TIES
'resent System, Declares Secre
tary, Is Forcing Mills to
Close; Appeals Fail.
Eugene, March 21.- The Western Ore
gon Tie & Lumber association, with
headquarters in Eugene, is prepared to
do its share in the fight for more lenient
inspection of ties, according to O. H.
Ball, secretary of the association. Rep
resentatives from this organisation will
attend the meeting - of manufacturers
interested in the getting of relief from
the railroad administration's tie pur
chasing policy, i which will be held in
Portland March 29. At this meeting it
is hoped to take' concerted action against
the system which is rapidly forcing the
mills to shut down in this part of the
state.
At least a dosen mills in this district
have been closed because of Inability to
run under present conditions. Millmen
declare that, with the existing inspec
tion system of grading ties, a waste of
B0 per cent is necessary to meet require
ments. They say the 'price offered now
for their product is the same as given
them before the war, and that with labor
25 per cent higher, and with the present
rigid inspection, it is impossible to oper
ate at a profit. At least one mill has
been forced into receivers' hands by the
emergency.
"We plan at Portland to select a dele
gation to send to Washington to handle
our affairs there." said Mr. Ball. "We
must have relief soon, or all our mills
will be forced to close and Oregon will
lose one of its most promising indus
tries. We cannot afford to continue to
run, and we cannot afford to shut
down."
Letters received from all sections of
the country indorse the action taken by
the association and state that the con
dition la general throughout the United
States. The fi(tht being inauguratea Dy
the Oregon millmen is being watched
with interest by lumbermen oi otner
states, and considerable space has been
given the subject in the lumber journals
of the East.
" "The Portland meeting "will take up
the matter through legislative channels,
declares Mr, Ball. "We have been un
able to get any relief from the railroad
ortmlnlatrwtlnn and helD seems to lie
only with the lawmakers in Washing
ton." Eugene Raises, Big Sum
Eugene. MarchX21. With more than
$16,000 pledged, the workers for the
TTniwnmitv rf Oreeon Woman's building
fund are hopeful of cleaning up the cam
paign within the next lew days, une
friend of the university who withholds
hia nimii haa offered S4000 If anyone
will match the amount. The drive fol
lows action by the legislature in appro-TM-iatTr
tinn.noo to be available when
a like sum had been raised by subscrip
tion. Eugene is seeking to raise the
first $25,000 locally. The remaining
t7 5 nnn win tw raised throuehout the
state, the campaign to start next week.
all the time that the code was in revi
sion he never suggested to me nor, so
faras I can learn, to anyone else, any
of the changes he is suggesting now. He
participated in preparing the manual
for courtsmartlal which was based upon
the new code, but he advanced none of
these new views.
, Discusses AsseU Case
Indeed the first time that I Was ad
vised of such a view was in November,
1917, on the occasion of his presenting
to you not through me and entirely
without consulting me the first of the
elaborate briefs about which so much
has been made.
It has been charged that, as a result
of that brief, an order designating him
as acting Judge advocate general was
revoked, and further that he was re
lieved from his duties of supervising the
administration of military justice. Noth
ing could be farther from the truth. He
trass never relieved from his duties su
oervislnr the administration of mill
tary justice except to take a trip to
Prance which he was eager to do and
this was considerably after the submis
sion of the brief, and after the revoca
tion of .the order appointing him acting
Judge advocate general and relieving me
f my functions. That order was killed
before I knew anything about the brief.
It had never been published. It had been
obtained by him from the chier or Starr
without consulting you and without your
knowledge and it was revoked by you
because It was contrary to your wisnes.
Ansell Asked. His Help
General Ansell asked me in a formal
written memorandum to help him se
cure an order appointing him acting
Judge advocate general In charge of my
functions. I did not wish to be relieved
but did not wish to embarrass you.
therefore replied In writing that he could
take the matter up directly with the sec
retary of war In his own way. He did
not take the matter up with, the secre
tary of war at all. He took it tip with
the acting chief of staff with the remark
that I concurred. Upon this showing
the chief of staff marked the 'draft of
an order that General Ansell 'had pre
pared for suspended publication. By ac
cident I learned of this order; This was
before 1 had any Intimation from any
source of the preparation of the first
brief, or any intimation that General An
sell had reached a conclusion as to the
desirability of an appellate power In the
judge advocate general. , I called your
attention to the circumstance and you
directed that the order be not published.
Did Not Know of Brief
While it is true that General Ansell's
attempt to secure an order giving him
mv functions as judge advocate general
was concurrent with his preparation of
a brief urging a revolution- in the mili
tary system and bis circulation of - a
document, of such grave consequence
among every officer in my office with
out giving me the slightest Information
of his efforts. It is not true that X knew
of the brief until after you directed the
rescinding of the unpublished order ap
pointing him acting judge advocate gen
eral. But X deem it unnecessary to en
ter this field of accusation further and
discuss the many Issues of fact which
have been raised, as I am informed
that the Inspector general of the army
has been 'designated to conduct a thor
ough investigation: and - make all the
ascertainments of fact that are neces
sary -to elucidate the. administration of
military justice during the war period.
E. K CROWDER.
. . , Judge Advocate General."
- . Admitted to Citizenship
Emil Engebretsen Engen was admitted
to citizenship this morning by United
States District Judge Hud kin after' he
proved to the court's satisfaction that he
djd not willingly put himself in class five
on his questionnaire. . When he filled
out his questionnaire he waived claim for
exenrpton on the grounds that he was
an alien, but later, testimony showed, he
was Infncod to claim exemption , :
UGEN
AoonniATinvi
; PROMINENT LEGISLATOR
OF CLACKAMAS PASSES
State Senator Walter A. Diraiek
Major Lenihan Says
Alleged Complaints
Without Foundation
Alleged complaints of timser and lum
ber operators, that, after having bid un
successfully on equipment of the spruce
production corporation, they are met by
agents working on a commission basis
who offer to sell them this same ma
terial, -are said by Major Lenihan to
have been voiced by a few dissatisfied
ones who hoped to sell some of the ma
terial on commission themselves.
"Any individual or corporation may
buy any of the material direct from the
government at the same price the agents
pay," said Major Lenihan. "We had to
have this equipment appraised and ob
tained men who knew its value to do It.'
Operators, it is said, object to ap
praisal of the equipment by men repre
senting private interests who sell it at
5 per cent commission.
Officers of the spruce production cor
poration say that equipment, rapidly de
terioratlng as it lay idle, had to be dis
posed of as quickly as possible.
"Any operator may go to Vancouver
Barracks or any other plasto where
there Is equipment and appraise It and
buy direct from the government, they
say
2 Shipyard Workers.
Seriously Injured;
Baker Badly Burned
John Oslune of 1603 Marcona street
accidentally caught his hand In a ma
chine at the Columbia River Shipyard
Thursday afternoon and got it severely
crushed.
E. T. Schults, 18, an electrician at the
Northwest Steel company, caught his
left foot In a crane at the plant Thurs
day evening. The bone was crushed He
was removed to Good Samaritan hospi
tal. Schultz resides at 125 Nebraska
street.
A. Pleiner of 1189 Vernon avenue, a
baker a the Parker House bakery, was
severely burned about the hands, arm
and face Thursday night while at work.
He also Is at Good Samaritan hospital.
Overseas Hen Banqueted
Eugene, March 21. Returned mem
bers of the Sixty-ninth coast artillery.
the 162d infantry and the 116th engi
neers, who arrived in Eugene within the
past few days, were banqueted at the
Chamber of Commerce Thursday night
by the members of the Sixty-ninth aux
iliary and kindred societies. Twenty
five Eugene boys, who had seen over
seas service with the three organisations.
sat down to the supper with their
mothers and fathers. A well arranged
program was enjoyed. E. C. Simmons.
president of the Eugene Chamber of
Commerce, was toastmaster.
HAIR COMING OUT?
Dandruff causes a feverish Irritation
of the scalp, the hair roots shrink,
loosen and then the hair comes out
fast. To stop- falling hair at once and
rid the scalp of every particle of
dandruff, get a small bottle of Dan
derlne at any drug store for a few
cents, pour a-little in your hand and
rub it into the scalp. After several ap
plications the hair stODa com I nor nt
and you can't find any dandruff. A-dv.
Even Cross, Sick
: Children Love
Syrup of Figs
Look at tongue! If fever
ish, bilious, constipated,
take no chances. v
"California Syrup of Figs'
can't harm tender stom-
ach, liver, bowes. '
Don't scold your fretfuL dmvIiIi
child. See if" tongue is coated; this is
a sure sign its little stomach, liver
and bowels are xlogged with sour
waste.' :
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad. throat sore, doesn't
eat. sleep or act naturally, has atom.
ach-ache. indigestion, diarrhoea, give a
teaspoonrui or caiirjornia yrup of
waste, the sour bile and fermenting
food passes out of the bowels and you
have a well and playful chlfd again.
Children love this harmless ."fruit
laxative,' and mothers can rest easy
after giving it. because it never fails
to - make their . little "instdes" - clean
ana sweec .- V1
..Keep it handy, Mother I, .little
given today saves a sick Child tomor
row, but get the genuine. Ask your
druggist for . a bottla - of Cali
fornia syrup or ngs," which has- di.
rections for babies, children of all ages
ana zor grown-ups plainly on the bot
tle. Remember there are counterfeits
sold here, o surely look and see that
your Is made by the "California Fig
contempt any other fig syrup. Ad v,,
s
ENATOR
DOCK
DIES
AT OREGON CITY HOME;
WORN OUT BY
Made Strenuous Fight in Legis
lature Against the Paving
Trust in Oregon. .
Oregon City. Mareh-aiv Death came
Thursday evening at about 6 o clock to
State Senator Walter Aaron Dlmick at
his home in this city, following an ill
ness of about two "weeks duration.
brought on by the strenuous legislative
session. - He had not- been; well for
months previous to the session, suffer
ing from organic trouble. Upon his re
turn from Salem, realizing that his work
was too wearing, and -that he was far
from well, Mr. Dimick planned to
abandon his law practice and buy a
farm. ' , :-
Senator Dimick was bora on the -old
Dimick donation land claim, one and one
half miles east f Hubbard, on August
0, 1879, and was a son of George and
Rhoda Li. (Gleason) Dimick. His moth
er has been dead a long time, and his
father died In this city a few months
ago. He was educated in the public
schools of Hubbard, later attending the
Pacific university of Forest , Grove,
where he- worked his way 'through,
graduating in 1902. -Two years later he
was admitted to the bar in Oregon, and
immediately associated himself with his
cousin. Grant B. Dimick, In Oregon City
and the law partnership continued up to
the time or his death.
Mr. Dimick is survived by his wife.
formerly Ora D. Canles. whom he mar
ried In Forest Grove on July 18. 1906;
a son, Norman, and several half-brothers-
and half-sisters, among the latter
being Miss Lottie Dimick, who is con
nected with the Price Brothers depart
ment store.
Long Conspicuous Figure
He was a member of the Elks, Knights
of Pythias, Odd Fellows and Redmen
orders of this city. The body is in charge
of Holman & Pace, pending the comple
tion of funeral arrangements.
Senator Dimick had long been one of
the conspicuous figures In Oregon's legis
lative sessions. He served first in the
house of representatives, and from there
was elevated to the senate by the voters
of Clackamas county, in which house" he
had served for several sessions. His
death leaves a vacancy in the senate, as
he was reelected for a four year term at
the last general election and would have
been one of the 15 holdover senators at
the session of 1921.
The senator was noted for his fighting
qualities as a legislator and was always
innhe thick of the fray whenever any of
the big questions of the sessions were
up for consideration and discussion. For
the last two or three sessions he made
aa energetic onslaught upon abuses in
public contract work, particularly in the
letting of contracts for roads and high
ways. He fought for an anti-conspiracy
law, intended to fix a severe penalty
upon any contractor or public official
who combined to force the public of the
county or state to pay more for public
work than was reasonable or just.
Fight for People Is Woa
Beaten time after time in his efforts
to reform conditions in these particu
lars, he came bade at each succeeding
session armed with new bills and full of
fight. . V
At the last session he was the author
of senate bill 67, the anti-patent paving
bill, about which the one big fight of
the session was waged. He led the fight
against the Warren Construction com
pany, which was largely 'responsible for
the enactment of restrictive legislation
intended to put a curb on the use of
patented pavements by state and county
officials without open and free compe
tition. He was the unrelenting foe of
royalties and secret agreements in public
construction work and it was the vigor
ous battle he waged during the last leg
islative session that is supposed to have
worn his endurance down and hastened
his death.
Governor Honors Memory
Salem, March 21- Governor Olcott to
day Issued the following brief state
ment relative to the death of Senator
Walter A. Dimick:
"I feel very keenly the passing of Sen
ator Walter A. Dimick. of Clackamas
county. During all the years of my of
ficial life X knew Senator Dimick well.
He was essentially a fighter, of strong.
rugged personality. JBut those he fought
the hardest seemed to like him the best.
if anything. As a legislator he was
straightforward and shot at the mark
regardless of consequences.
"The state has lost a conspicuous
fighter, one who did and said what he
believed to be right, and was fearless
in his attitude. He probably made some
political enemies, but as far as I know
they still remained his personal
friends."
Child Labor Laws In Russia
Russian radicals demand the prohibi
tion of child 'labor during school age up
to the sixteenth year and the limitation
of the working hours of minors (16 to 18
years) to six hours a day.
"Gets-It" Peels
My Corns Off!
Any Corn or Callus Comae Off
Peacefully', Painlessly. Never Fails,
It's almost a picnic to get rid of
. .1,- wnta-Tt" trav Ynn
nnl 9 ni" 8 MwtTKi tulttinK on Z Cr
drops ' of "Gets-It." about as simple as
"Gats-It," seal off com this way.
putting on your hat. "Gets-It" . does
away forever with ! "contraotions.'
"wrappy" plasters, greasy ointments
that rub off, blood-letting knives, and
"Gets-It" eases pain. Your "jumpy"
corn shrinks, dies, loosens from the toe.
You peel the corn painlessly from your
toe in one complete piece, mars wnere
th- picnic comes inyou peel it off as
you. would a banana peel.' Nothing else
but "Gets-It" can do it. - l Get peaceful.
common-sense "uets-it." :r .
"Gets-It." the : guaranteed, money
back corn-f emover,- the only sure way,
costs but a trifle at any drug store,
M'f'd by K. Lawrence Sc. Co.. Chicago,
I Sold in Portland by Owl Drug Co 21
I stores on the Pacifi. coasti Adv. -
SESSION
Hindman Presented
With Ring as Token
By Portland Police
The police, department presented Dep
uty City Attorney Charles C. Hindman
with a diamond ring ; Thursday aa a
token of their appreciation for the work
he did in drafting the policemen's pen
sion act, which was passed upon favor
ably by the voters at the last election.
" The ring bears the number "55," which
is now the official emblem of the as
sociation, as it is the number of the
star worn by former Jailor Ben Branch,
the oldest man on the police force, who.
after 41 years of active service, was re
tired on the pension list last New Year's
day.
The police beneficiary association has
had the ring for some JJme, but did not
present it to Mr. Hindman until yester
day, as he has been confined to his home
for several weeks with influenza and
following complications. .
Soldiers Ask Where
Are Theatrical Stars
Y. M. 0. A. Promised
By B. Wood
SpccUl Cable to The Jonnud ud the Chicago
CoprrixM. 1919. by the Chicago Daily Kews Co.
Coblenc. Germany. March 17. Mem
bers of the expedition are eagerly await
lar the apearance of various theat
rical stars who months ago announced
that they were coming to Europe to
entertain the soldiers under the auspices
of the Y..M. C. A.
Many have now come to the conclus
ion that since the enthusiasm of the
last Y. M. C A. drive has disappeared
the promises of the stars having served
the purpose of self advertising few of
them will ever materialise on this side
of the water.
The entertainers now abounding in
the army area belong to a considerable
extent to the .class known at home as
cabaret shouters,"
60 Cases of "Flu"
Are Reported in
Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls. Idaho, March 21. (U. I.)
The Spanish influensa situation in
Twin Falls developing within the past
10 days has assumed the proportions of
an epidemic, according to the statement
of Dr. C. Q. McGlnnls, county health
officer, at a meeting here of the county
commissioners, sitting as the board of
health
The board decided to enforce a rigid
quarantine as to individual patients
with a. view to controlling the epidemic
by. this means if possible without re
sorting to Issuance of any closing order.
. 'According to th statement of Dr. Mo-
Glnnia, 60 cases of influensa in Twin
Falls had been reported up to last night.
TO ARRAIGN GIRL POISONER;
VICTIM'S HUSBAND IN JAIL
(Con tinned From Pace One
room. She left, that time because she
got a letter from, her sister telling her
that the family would take action
against me If she didn't."
Befases to Asswer Qsestloas
Questioned about the Intimate love of
the Kiri. he refused to answer. He would
not compare his affection for his wife
with that for the girl who gave her ail
for him.
"Did you care more for your wife than
you did for the girlT" was asaea.
"I don't care to answer that question,'
renlied Storrs.
"You left your wire nere wnen you
went to Okanogan, didn't your
Yes."
"Why didn't you take her with you?"
"We couldn't get a decent place to live
In."
"Didn't Miss Garrison find a place to
live while she was there 7"
"I mean that we couldn't get a house-
Besides I didn't know if my Job was to
be permanent or not I left her here
with her mother until I found oat what
I was going to do over there.
Sliest a to His Lov Affairs
"If you had been able to rent a house
over there you would have taken ner
with you, wouldn't your'
"T think so.". .
"You still love your wife, don't your
t don't care to answer that question."
When questioned as to his, Intentions
with tha girl, he said :
1 don't know. It s too aeep tor me.
"You had her so wildly in loveiwlth
yon that ene wouia ,xouow juu -b no
where 7" '
"I can't say."
"Did you Invite her to come to Okano
gan or did she come or ner own ac
cord ?"
1 don't know."
"Did you try to get her to leave that
town?"
' "No," - " -.: ':" '
Beales Saggesttag Yisit ,
"Do you know why she came back to
Seattle? Was it your suggestion?"
"No." Vt- --.-:':
Storrs is 27 years old. ' He w born
in Missouri, but has lived here since tha
early '90s. when his parents moved nere
He worked in the sheriffs office for. the
past three years as mechanic in the
county garage. Then he went to a local
shipyard, but when the strike came he
went to Okanogan, -..
. His appearance last night at the po
lice station created a sensation,! He was
known by a great many of the police of
ficials, either by sight or by name, and
most of them recognized him. -
While no charge has been placed
against him he was ordered held for In
vestigation last night. The order . was
given by Prosecutor Carmody and. Cap
tain Tennant after their examination of
him.
Prosecuting Attorney W. C.Gresham
.of Okanogan county has drawn up an
Information against Storrs, charging
mm wiui aoaucuon. t.; . .
Everett Ames Not Out of Danger
Everett Ames, who is ill at his home
with pneumonia, is reported by bis phy
si clan. Dr. Herbert Nichols, as being- still
in a critical condi ton. He has not de
veloped any new unfavorable symptoms
In, the- last 24 hours, and that in itself
according, to Dr. Nichols, is encouraging
It Is to be expected that the patient will
be In a critical condition for Vf jnext
two or tnree days, arter . wnicrrdn Un
prtrvement may be expected. : : -t -i
J-:- Shelburn Educator Dies ; ffc ;
Shelbum. March 21. Asa ! p. Hiroiis,
a prominent educator, died at his home
near Shelburn March 12, aged SI years.
Practically all his "life was .-spent in
the school room as - principal of various
schools. He leaves his widow, one son,
Kenneth,; a daughter, Mrs. Inez Powell,
and a . granddaughter. Maxine Powell.
The funeraL.was conducted by Rev W.
V. McGee of Albany, at the Presbyterian-
church' Friday. , ; . - -v
RANGE DEMANDS
GERMAN WARSHIPS
Minister' Declares Sinking; Them
Would Be an Inexcusably
Wasteful Act.
By Kaeota. Heala
Paris, March 21. France insists that
the surrendered German warships be
distributed among the v.ictors as legiti
mate prises of war. As for these ships
being called "white elephants" by those
who advocate their, sinking. France is
willing to take a chance. Having auf-
fered. most. France demands a share
corresponding with her sacrlf iocs. France
also opposes the suppression of the es
tablishment as a war weapon, w -
The French minister of war, Georges
Leygues, drove home these points today
in an interview. When asked his views
on these naval problems, he answered :
I, am able to tell you my views be
cause I already have communicated them
to the parliamentary committees which
approved them unanimously. . Generally
speaking, we should not follow the Ger
man principle of destruction. On ' the
contrary, we should try to preserve
whatever Is utllizable after four years
of continual destruction , and terrific
losses. To destroy is brutal and bar
baric It is the German method. -J
'Civilization's task is to reconstruct
and to readapt, not to keep on destroy
lr..f 'In this particular Instance, France.
which suffered so much and which has
seen the products of so many genera
tions efforts destroyed within a short
time, cannot consent to the destruction
of anything which might -possibly be
useful and capable of repairs, thus sav
ing the taxpayers, already sq heavily
burdened.
'Consequently, the French view Is per
fectly clear: The German fleet which
is a common prize of war should be
distributed among the victors.- What
ever use a state may make of ships is
the business of that state alone. If
some wish to sink their share, they may
do so. But we, who have suffered such
cruel damages from the war, are faced
by the imperious duty to employ our
part to our best Interests." -
IT SURELY WAS
A LUCKY DAY FOR
HE," SAYS STATON
Declares Way Tanlac Built
Him Up Was Biggest Sur
prise'of His Life.
"I am telling everybody I hear com
plaining to take Tanlac because it did
me so much good," said J. N. Staton,
05 East Eighty-seventh street, Port
land, receiving- clerk of the ifTru-Blu
Biscuit company, tha other day,'
"My trouble began about five years
ago," he continued, "but in the last two
years it got so much Worse that every
thing I ate disagreed with me and after
every meal I , would have a lump in my
stomach almost as heavy as lead. My
food would sour and form- gas that
would bloat me up and I would be mis
erable for hours. I got so that I was
afraid to eat solid food and Z lost weight
and strength until I . seemed ' almost a
shadow of what I once was, I had so
little energy that I could hardly keep
going and such a pain in the small of
my back that if X stooped over I could
hardly straighten up again. I also had
a pain in my right side and I would have
dizzy spells so bad that often I would
almost" fall before I could grab hold of
something to steady me. I was so weak
ened by the tune I had finished a day's
work that I would have to He down
and rest awhile before I would, be able
to go to the supper table. I couldn't
find 'anything -In the way of medicine
that did me any good but finally a friend
advised me to try Tanlac because it had
helped him so much and it surely was a
lucky day for me when X took his ad
vice. . " . --" - j .
"It certainly was one of the biggest
surprises or my life, the way the medi
cine began to help me because my appe
tite soon come back and now I am eat
ing, three big meals a day and I am
hot bothered with gas or any other
trouble after eating. .The pain in my
right 'side is gone and so Is that awful
pain in my back and I can bend over
and straighten up. with ease. That tired.
draggy feeling is all gone and I am as
full of life and energy as X ever was in
my life. I don't have-any dizzy spells
and at the end of a day's work I am not
all In like I used to be. Just to put
It in a few words, I feel well and strong
and -would" like to meet every man In
this world who suffers like I did so
cttuld tel). them to take Tanlac"
- Tanlac is. sold in Portland by tha Owl
Drug Co. Adv, ,-. :
"CALLUS CORNS"
LIFT RIGHT OFF
- --t -,- - - - - - ---
Doesn't hurt! ; Lift any com or
' , ; callus off with fingers
Don't suffer I A - tiny bottle - of
Free zone costs but a few cents at any
drug store.' , Apply a few.drops on the
corns, - calluses and "hard skin" -on bot
tom of feet, then lift them off. '
When Freexone removes corns from
the toes or calluses from the bottom of
feet, the skin beneath is left pink and
healthy and never sore, tender or irri
tated. Adv. . ; im i .,.( '
Burglar Bents Room
And Makes Eich Haul
v San Francisco. March iL L, r.l-f
Rentlngf a room over the Penn Drifc
store, a burglar last night sawed a
hole through the floor, slid into (he
store 'by a -rope made of bed sheets,
and Stole $300 worth of raors, fountain
pens,' 'etc. The : theft "wa discovered'
this morning. . '. ;
TRY MAGNESIA FOR
STOMACH TROUBLE
ft Neutralizes Stomach Acidity, Pre
vent Food Fermentation, Sour,
Gassy Stomach and Acid
Indigestion. Doubtless if you are a sufferer . from
Indigestion, you have already trie!
pepsin, bismuth, soda,, charcoal, drug
and various digestive aids and ' you
know these things will not cure- yo-r
trouble in some cases do not . even
give relief.
But oeiore givins up nope, ana decid
ing you are a chronk dyspeptic juKt
try the effect of . a little bUurateJ
magnesia not the ordinary commer
cial carbonate, citrate, oxide or milk,
but the pure biaurated magnesia, whlc.V
you oan oDtain irons pracucaiiy any
druggist In either powdered or tablet
form.
Take a teaspoonful of the powder or
two oompressed tablets with a little
water after your next meal, arid se
what a difference this makes. It will
instantly neutralise the dangeroua,
harmful acid in the stomaeh which
now causes your food to ferment and
sour, making gas, wind, flatulence,
fieartburn and the bloated or heavy
umpy feeling that seems ti follow
most everytning you eit t
You - will find that, provided you
take a little bisurated magnesia imme
diately arter a meal, you can teat al
most anything and enjoy it without
any danger of pain or discomfort t
follow and moreover, the continued use
of the bisurated magneBla cannot in
jure the stomach in any way so ton
as there are any symptoms of ncli
indigestion. Adv.
SAYS ACID STOMACH
CAUSES INDIGESTION
Excess of hydrochloric acid
sours the food and s
forms gases. " .
Undigested food delayed In the stom
ach deoays, or rather, ferments the same
as food left in the open air, says a noted
authority. ;. He also tells us that Indi
gestion Is . caused ' by Hyper-acidity,
meaning, there is an excess of hydro
chloric acid in the stomach which pre
vents oompiete aigepryn and starts food
fermentation. Thus everything eaten
sours in the stomach much like garbage
sours in a can, forming acrid fluids and
guoa WUIUU liuiaLO lua BlUI I LJIQ m
toy balloon, men, we leei a heavy.
lumpy misery in the chest, we belch up
gas, we eructate sour food or have heart
burn, flatulence, waterbraun or nausea.
He tells us to lay aside all digestive
aids and instead, get from any phar
macy four ounces of Jad Salts and take
a tablespoonfui in a glass or water be
fore breakfast and drink while It is ef
fervescing, and furthermore, to continue
this for a week. While relief follows the
first dose, it is Important to neutralise
the acidity, remove the gas-making mass,
start the liver, stimulate -the kidneys and
thus promote a free flow of pure diges
tive Juices.
Jad Salts is inexpensive and Is made
from the acid of grapes and lemon Juice,
combined with lithia and sodium phos
phate. This harmless salts is used by
thousands of people for-stomach trouble
with excellent results.- Adv.
THE 'MEN IN
CLASS Al
A sound, healthy man is never back
number. A man can be as vigorous and
able at seventy as at twenty. Condition,
not years, puts you in the discard. A
system weakened by overwork and care
less living brings old sge prematurely.
The bodily functions sre impaired sjxI
unpleasant symptoms appear. The weak
pot Is generally the kidneys. Keep
them clean and in proper working con
dition snd you will generally find your
self La Class A. Take GOLD MED Ah
Haarlem Oil Capsules periodically sod
yonr system will always be In workis
wrurr. xoar spirits win oe enurenea,
your muscles supple, yonr mind active,
and your body capable of hard work.
Don't wait until you have been reject
ed. Commence to be a firt-cUs mep
now. Go to your druggist st one.
Get a trial box of. GOLD MEDAL
Haarlem Oil Capsules. They are made
of the pare, original, Imported Haar
lem Oil the kind your f reat-grandfat!)-
er usea. : uwo cspsuies each day wi.l
keep yon toned up and feeling fio.
Money refunded if they do not help yos.
Remember to ask for the imported
GOLD MEDAL Brand. Ia three size ,
sealed package. . 4
For sale ana- guaranteed by The Owl
Drug Co. Adv. . ,
Ladies Have a Clear
Sweet Healthy Sliin
By Using Culicura
Promote skin purity, ekin com
fort and f kin health by making
Cuticura soap, Oint
ment and Talcum
your every-day toilet
preparations.
just touch any
pimples, bl ackheads,
redness or roughness
with Cuticura Oint
ment. Wash off in
five minutes with Cu
tienra Soap and hot
water, best applied with the hands
which it softens wonderfully, and
continue bathing a few moments.
Rinse with tepid water. Cry gently
and dust on a few grains of Cuticura
Talcum Powder, a fascinating fra
grance. Contrast this simple, wholesome
treatment with tiresome massaging
arid manipulating.
uni XMk Fm fry CU. AA&rtmt pomt-rnnt;
"OMtmro, iMr. 11A, ImIM.1' feoldmrrwlwr.
, -. In f;v1ntf V
".11 larma of Rheumatiuo, Clout, Sciatica, j
1 Nssrsliia sod LumbMo. Oaf trwi prove.
it. I.me lor oirrin. p!n. All druM-.. i
fL FQUuEfU 1 CO.. Inc. S3 BiekiMfl St, H. 1. ' J
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