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WHT OUE OREGON SOLDIER BOYS ESCAPED
Borne of the Oregon soldier hoys wore for a little while, last fall,
at Charlotte, North Carolina, and it looked for a time like they would
all, be there all winter or until sent to France.
Those who were at Charlotte were soon sent on to Camp Mills,
Long Island, to join the main body of the Oregon boys in the infantry
and they all had rather hard conditions in the latter camp, and
most of them were glad to get away, to France.
The two Congressmen from New Hampshire, Hon. Sherman E.
Burroughs and Hon. Kdward II. Wason, have just returned from a
visit to Camp Greene at Charlotte, North Carolina, where the National
Guard from their State have been in training. The Congressmen
were met at the station by some of the Ne)v Hampshire officers with
rubber boots for them to put on. -Thus equipped they started on a
tour of inspection.
They found the mud to be a foot deep on the average, even in
the tents, and on the roads every wagon that came through the camp
was mired to the hubs. The only equipment the New Hampshire
boys have received since their arrival, so the Congressmen report, is
a frying pan and a curry comb. The rifles that have been assigned
to the contingent are fourteen condemned Springfields. Because of
lack of equipment and the condition of the weather they have not
had a drill since December. There is no sewerage system in the
camp, and the boys have not had a bath for weeks. Neither is there
any adequate provision f or garbage disposal. Near the portion of
the camo where the New Hampshire men have their tents therS are
two long trenches, one into which
other for the reception of waste from the camp kitchen.
Tnis,is the camp concerning which Surgeon General Gorgas re
cently made a scathingly critical report, j It has-been suggested that
the camp should be abandoned, as that part of Camp Mills which was
.occupied by our Oregon boys was abandoned when they left for
r ranee, s But, says an Oregon
"when one looks at the long list of North Carolina men holding com
manding positions in the present administration, one has little hope
.of relief of that character." . j
Conditions are being improved in such eamps, and they will no
doubt be still further improved. But many Oregon parents, relatives
and friends of soldier boys will feel like congratulating them that
they escaped, or escaped from Charlotte,! North Carolina.
An American woman from Japan Miss Mary Denton, visiting
Salem today, represents one of the most remarkable educational in
stitutions in the world, where she has been a teacher for something
like thirty years. It is Doshisa University of Kyoto, the old capital
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oi mat empire a city oi ouu.uuu people, ana one or tne most unique
of all cities. Doshisha University was established by Joseph Neesiina,
a Japanese boy who fled to the United States and was educated in
this country, by a member of the American Board (Congregational.)
At a meeting of the American Board, iniRutland, Vermont, in 1874,
this young Japanese student from Andover Theological Seminary,
was asked to make an address in behalf of his country. His re
marks took the form of an impassioned! appeal for a Christian col
lege, for the training of Japanese leaders. At that meeting William
E. Dodge of New York, ex-Governor Page of Vermont and Peter
Parker of Washington each subscrilied $1000 towards the university
to be, ana the JJoshisa, the leading
was born. Joserm Neesima started
1875. ! It now has nine brick and
students. Miss Denton has been
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i one woman. lor another building,
pects to add to the funds for the' musical department, on this trip, in
order to take over another American teacher of music. The Doshisha
University has exerted a tremendous influence-on Japan: in eivine
mat cuumry leaucre, men ana women, wno nave brought western
and democratic ideas and ideals into play all over the empire. The
Doshisha is niaking over Japan socially and morally, and its useful
ness will be larger for the future, with its great growth and full ac
ceptance and support by the governing and influential classes, which
has been a'matter of development. i
The Russian situation is getting up to Japan, and, Japan is fully
ready for it. No nation is more ready! for whatever task may be
necessary in protecting her interests on ; the Pacific against the en
croachments of the German autocracy. Japan may again surprise
the world by her swiftness in striking and by her efficiency, as she
did when she brought Russia; to her knees. Only she will be more
swift.inow, if called into action, by reason of what she learned then
and ha been learning since.
; Backbone, not wishbone," is the
slogan of a candidate who has filed
for the state senate. He' Is Walter
B; Jones, of Eugene. There are
people who prefer the wishbone.
One million dollars will be spent
this year keeping an eye on the 2000
aliens and prisoners of war concen
trated at Fort McPherson, Ga.; Fort
Oglethorpe, Ga.. and Fort Douglas,
Utah. The aliens are In the custody
"f the department of justice.
The spectacle of English sailors
tinging the "Star Spangled Banner"
s an Indication that we are making
some interesting history just now a?
a result of the war. It Is almost as
epochal as that of King George lin
ing out "The Battle Hymn of the
The bone dry zone of the terri
tory .ot the United States is now ex
tended to Porto Rico,- where It will
be unlawful to sell intoxicating liq
uors, or to manufacture them, after
Saturday, March 2. This is a very
long step for the Porto Ricans, for
. . .Manager
. . . .Managing Kditor
. .'Manager Job Dept.
year; i for six months; 60 cents a
paid In advance, at rate of 5 a year.
60 cents for six months; 25 cents for
two six-page sections, Tuesdays and
human filth is thrown, and the
man i writing from Washington,
institution of its kind in Japan,
the. insi itntinn in umall wnv in
thirty frame buildings; and 1800
presented with $20,000, by a New
- - w- a .Teaaa a v u w a
a girls' dormitory, and she ex
they have been a drinking people,
and the revenues from the manufac
turing and selling of intoxicants has
been large. It will wipe out S2.
000,000 of native capital.
The congressional elections In
four New York city districts, on
March 5 will introduce the woman
voter for the first time In such elec
tions in the east. .Women must reg
ister, in the meantime, if they wish
to vote. Some of the complication?
nnraveled by the law officers of the
state are to be seen .in this an
nouncement: "An American-born
woman married to an unnaturalized
foreigner, residing in the congres
sional districts, should not be reg
istered, and is not entitled to vote.
A foreign-born woman married to a
native-born citizen or to a natural
ized foreigner can register and vote,
provided, T however, that she shall
have been an inhabitant of the Unit
ed States for five years." This
means! that about' all the foreign
born wires of naturalized or native
citizens can now vote without goin
through ; the naturalization procesj
themselves. There must be a horde
of them in Greater New York.
WHAT THKV HAY.
Ten months of the war have cost
the United States f 7.1 00.000,000.,
or more than double the cost of the
four years of Civil war. Hut of thi.i
sum $4,100,000,000 has been loaned
to the allies and the loan will be
repaid after .Mr. Hohenzollern stepj
down and out. llut we have threo
times the population, Ihe wealth and
the resources that we had in ISC",
and nobody but a few slackers U
moaning about the com of the con
test. The American people almost
.... i t. T,. fttllt?
as a unit say, wun me
Sunday. "Let the war go on, damn
TH K X KV .CI I A I UMAX.
Will If. Hays, the new chairman
of the Republican National Commit
tee, Is the youngest man of any par
ty to bo called to such a responsible
position, being but 38 years of age.
lie is a practicing, attorney in the
country town of Sullivan, Ind., and
won his spurs landing Goodrich as
governor and New and Watson as
L'nited t States senators in recen:
campaigns in Indiana, where be was
chairman of the Republican state
committee. Watch him! He is a
The American people are, without
reluctance, obeying the mandates of
Food Commissioner Hoover. No
pork at all on Toesdays and Satur
days. Only one meal of pork on
other days, and that must be eaten
at luncheon or dinner. No baco.i
nor bam for breakfast, thank you.
No wheat bread or cakes any wbee
at any meal on Mondays and Wed
nesdays, and no wheat bread for
the evening meal on any day in rest
aurants or hotels. Pies, pastries,
cakes and sweet-yeast doughs must
contain . 33 1-3 per cent of other
flour than that made from wheat.
When wheat bread is permitted
not more,, than two ounces may be
served to one person at one n.al,
hut. four ounces may be served when
the wheat flour is mixed with corn
meal, graham flour or sawdust.
Except in hotels and restaurants
where the food cooked and served
to guests may be supervised, the
restrictions ordered or, to speak
more accurately," recommended by
the food commissioner, depend upon
the patriotic acquiescence of the
housewives of the land, for anything
like government supervision of tho
menus of the homes Is Impossible
It is gratifying to note that the oc
cupants of the homes generally and
cheerfully comply with the recom
mendations of the food commission
er, for every loyal American feel
that it is his duty to help feed our
allies, that together we may aid to
preserve .free government from the
strangle clutch of German autocra
cy. SOMKTHIXa AliOUT itAWLIXSOX.
General Sir Henry S. Rawlinson,
who has been appointed British mil
itary representative on the supreme
war council at Ve.suillcs, is one of
the most widely known officers of
the IBtritish army. "Sennacherib'
Rawlinson they call him in the arm
a nickname reminiscent of hli
Eton days, when his father. Sir Hen
ry Creswick Rawlinson, the well
known traveler and Oriental scholar.
unearthed the burial place of that
famous Assyrian monarch.
General Rawlinson began his ar
my career in the King's Royal rifles
in 1884, following the completion oi
his military education at Sandhurst
He was for three years aide-de-camp
to Sir Frederick Roberts in the Bur
mese campaign. On bis return to
England he exchanged into the Cold
stream Guards, and in 1892 went to
the Soudan. He took part in the
South African war, 1899-1902.
Like so many British command
ers who have won fame in the pres
ent ' world war, Rawlinson Is a
"Kitchener's man." He served un
der him in Egypt, in South Africa,
and elsewhere, and "K. of K." trust
ed him and believed In him implic
itly. When the present war began he
was commanding the Third Division
with the rank of major-general, and
went U France with the first Brit
March 1. 2 and 3 Marion county
Sunday school Association Convention
March S. Sunday Louis Albert Banks
to conduct prohibition ratification
mass meeting- at First Methodiat
March . Wednesday. Address by
Joseph K. Hart of Reed collate on
"riatforrn of Britiah Labor Party.'
W illamette universitv chapel.
March 9. Saturday. Meeting of
Marion county fruit growers called to
dincuas labor situation.
March. 15. Friday. Military tourna
ment by Company A, high school
cadets, at armory.
March 17. 18 and IS. Laymen's Mis
sionary convention. Salem.
Aiarcn zy, rridar Oregon HopgTow
ers association meets for dissolution.
,5f,c.h a- Saturday Freshman glee
at Willamette university.
May dates not aet Stat Granre
convention. Salem. -
i..-? xl,' Fr'dy - -TVimary nominat
THE OREGON' STATESMAN THTJItSDAY, FKoTvITAUk gs
ish troops.. His first job on the con
tinent was in connection with the
evacuation of Antwerp, when Lord
Kitchener sent him out from London
in a few hours after Britain entered
the war totake command of the
force detailed to cover the retire
ment of the Belgian army from that
city. Later he fought under the
French at Ypres, and he command
ed the Fourth army corps at the
stubborn but indecisive battle of
Neuve Chapelle. ; For his brilliant
work in the last-named engagement.
which occurred in March, 1915, be
was made a Knight Commander of
the "Bath. . J
General Rawlinson 's most conspic
uous service of the war, however,
was in connection with the great
battle of the Somme. in January
1917. He was one of two division
al commanders whose names stood
out pre-eminently in Field Marsha
Haig's despatches of that period
The other was Sir Hubert Gough
The task entrusted to these two com
tnanders was to hold the Huns along
the whole Somme front, to harass
them and drive them, and give them
no rest or respite anywhere, leaving
General Haig free to push home his
How well Rawlinson and Hough
succeeded in their difficult job was
told in the despatch of the command
er-in-chief, which said: "Their thor
ough knowledge of their profession
and their cool and sound judgment
tact and determination, proved fully
qual-to every call on them. They
"ntlrely justified their selection for
uch responsible commands."
A RING TO KXD WAR.
Could the king of Spain end the
war at once?
According to a French writer this
should be possible.
In Madrid, in a certain public
square, stands a statue of Our Lady
of Almudena.'On a gold chain about
the neck of the statue hangs a ring
richly set with diamonds. Nobody
meddles with it. Even thieves let
it severely alone.
The reason is plain. For the ring
is endowed with a terrible power, as
Its history proves.
King Alfonso XII made a present
of it to his wife, Queen Mercedes
Queen Mercedes died a month later
The the king gave the ring to hit
bister, the Infanta Maria. A few
days afterwards the infanta died
Ihe ring, reverting to, the royal giv
er, was next presented to bij late
queen's grandmother. Queen Chris
tina, who was dead within three
After that the monarch kept the
ring in his own jewel casket. Within
the year he was dead. Ever since
then the ring has hung about thi
neck of Our Lady of Almudena.
The suggestion of the French
writer Is this: Why shouldn't the
present king of Spain send the ring
to the kaiser?
PACT FISTIC RUSSIA.
Now the pacifists can indulge
themselves to their hearts' content
on the edifying spectacle of Russia'
supine attitude before the German
invaders. The Bolshevik! ordered
the troops disbanded, and declared
they would not fight. They are not
fighting. Similar advice is familiar
to the ears of Americans; and no
one wishes so heartily as the. Ger
mans that the pacifists were in con
trol over here.
Spain's diplomatic relations with
Germany continue to be strained,
though it is not suggested that there
is danger of immediate rupture. The
German naval attache,: Von Krohn.
who abused Spanish neutrality, is to
be sent home overland, by the cour
tesy of France, which will relieve
him of danger of being sunk by a
German U-boat which so many Ger
man diplomats -have encountered in
returning from countries where they
had outworn their welcome. A like
treatment will no doubt be neces
sary In the case of Dr. von Stohrer.
secretary of legation. If It is true
that he has not merely , subscribed
ff Goes Further
J Delicious Flavor J
Vacuum Packed a
to the funds of an anarchist con
tpiracy but has been Indiscreet
enough to accompany the contribu
te with a letter. It Is charged
that the propaganda which ho sup
ported was directed against the per
son of the king. If the Spanish gov
ernment has Incriminating evidence
ht will rank with Count Liixburg
of spurlos versenkt" notoriety. In
cidentally such secret support of the
anarchists In a neutral country
would throw a' garish light on Ger
many's pretension thau"it Is now
invading Russia to put down anar
chy. BITS FOR BREAKFAST
Made any garden?
Spring is surely coming.
Tomorrow will be March first.
More German frlgh fulness; an
other hospital ship sunk.
And Germany, be It -remembered,
is the nation tl at is saying of Itself
that It has the order of Europe In
its hands, and must put down anar
chy in Russia.
U-boat sinkings of
Increased last' week. I The need Is
still for ships. Then more ship's
Then still more ships,
The European diplomats take the
view that Count von Hertllng, in nil
telchstag speech, attempted to drive
a wedge between America and her
associates in the war.
hard for any one in
It Is; pretty
France to believe there can be any
honest utterance by any rmn repre
senting the military autocracy of
Germany. Looking that way, they
The faster the German forces pro
ceed twards Petrograd, the swifter
are Japan's preparations to strike
through . Siberia. This Is merely
inn l!$iJJO o 1 H 'XjBaiSBiui
has been no such announcement. But
there will be no advertising if such
a movement it started. The talking
will be done sfterwards.
WOIAX'S DEVOTION TO nOfF
Home duties to many .woman ap
pear more Important than health. No
matter how ill they feel, they drag
themselves through their daily tasks,
overdo and pay the penalty in head
aches, ' backaches, dragging-down
pains and nervousness; they become
irritable, and finally discover that
some form of female complaint has
fastened itself? upon them. When a
woman gets into this condition there
is one tried and true remedy made
from the roots and herbs of the field,
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, which for more than forty
years has continued its great work
among women in restoring health
after many other remedies have
A luncheon will be given in hon
or of Miss Mary Denton, a mission
ary from Kyoto, Japan, at noon to
day at the First Congregational
church by the women of the mis
sionary department of the church.
Miss Denton is on a lecture tour of
America and this compliment has
baan planned for her and for the
pleasure of Salem women who are
interested in her work. Miss Den
ton is connected with the Doshisha,
a Christian university. In the insti
tution there are over fifteen hun
dred young men and women students
In elaboration of the event of Miss
Denton's visit to Salem, the women
of the church are holding an all-day
meeting in the church parlors to
day. Following the luncheon, the
missionary will give an address in
Grandma Never Let
Her Hair Get Gray
She Kept Her Locks Dark and
Glossy, with Sag Tea
When you darken your hair with
Sage Tea and Sulphur, : no one can
tell, because it's done so naturally,
so evenly. Preparing this mixture,
though, at home Is mussy and trou
blesome. At little cost you can buy
at any drug store the ready-to-use
preparations. Improved by the addi
tion of other ingredients callod
'Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com
pound." You just dampen a sponge
or soft brush with it and draw this
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. By morning all
gray hair disappears, and. after an
other application or two. your hair
becomes beautifully darkened, glossy
and luxuriant. I
Gray, faded hair, though no dis
grace, is a sign of old are. and as we
all desire a youthful and attractive
appearance, get busy at once with
Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com
pound, and look years younger. This
reaay-to-use preparation is a delight
ful toilet requisite and not) a medi.
cine. It is not Intended for the curse.
imijgauvn or prevention or disease. -
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the church. For the afternoon's
address and meeting both men and
women are invited. -
Eighteen covers were laid for the
"Potlatch Club." last Friday eve
ning, at the home $f Mr. and' Mrs.
A. A. Lee, 1515 State street. Mr.
and Mrs. W. E. Kirk assisted as
Under a cluster of lights, on - a
long table, was an artistic fruit
basket with a large patriotic novelty
hatchet near by. while Bm a1! red
hatchets formed the place cards.
Circling the table, besides the
hosts were the club members: Mr.
and Mrs. H. H. Vandervort. M. and
Mrs.,J. W. Todd. Mr. and Mrs. B.
L. Steeves. Mr. and Mrs.; B C. Car
rier. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Legg, Mrs.
J. F. Aisleee of Coeur d'Alene, Ida
ho, guest of Mrs. Steeves;' and Mr.
and Mrs. E. E. Hdward of Boise.
Idaho, who are guests of Mrs. Kirk.
After the bounteous feast, finch
was played and then J. W. Tod 1
gave some Vocal ' solos.
. r ' S
Miss Amanda Matthews of Shaw
is a guest of friends, in Salem for a
The Christian church Circle of
South Salem met with Mrs. B. 11.
Faulds on Lincoln street yesterday
. ; ,
ijdrs. Horace M. Bibby and Miss
Edna Garfield have returned from
Portland where they accompanied
Mr. Bibby yesterday on his return
to Fort Stevens, at the expiration of
short furlough, which was spent
with his family in Salem. '
An Impromptu supper party was
held In the parlors of the First Pres
byterian church last night with Mr.
and Mrs.Joseph Albert In the role of
hosts. Under the direction of Miss
Minnetta Magers a .'arge crowd of
singers were practising Estater music
at the church. Upon the completion
of itheir practice, they ere. surprised
with a spread, of IKXt refreshments
by Mr. and Mrs. Albert. There are
over thirty members In the choir.
At the home of Mrs. C. P. Patton.
1865 Gleasop street, a merry S. O. S.
party was given Tuesday night at
wbich $7.55 was received and turned
into the Company M box fund. Mrs.
Leon Gleason and Mrs. C. F. Patton
were the hostesses. Five hundred
was played at eight tables. The score
prizes were won by Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Ward. Mrs. Don Traeger and
Elmer Daue. The rooms were dec
orated with Ivy and ferns," combined
with ; carnations.. Dainty, refresh
ments were served. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Clyle Johnson,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph White, Mr. and
MrsFrank Ward. Mr. ;and (Mrs.
Perry Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Don Trae
ger. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Daue, Mr.
and Mrs. Butler. Mr. tnd Mrs.
Charles Holland. Mr. a.id Mrs.
Charles Pomeroy. Mr. and Mrs.
Schuman. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mc
Carthy, Mrs. A. L. Johnson. Mr. and
Mrs. Roma Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. C. ;
u. simeral, Mr. and Mrs. L. W.
Gleason and Mr. and Mrs. Cal
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For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
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Representative Caldwell of New
York was the first member of con
gress to try the gun. Hej fired tori
J i ' .. . J m I a . .
rounas, uoia semi-auiomsiic ana au
tomatic. He was followed by Sena
tors Wadsworth, Sutherland, Fre
llnghuysen and Reed, Representa
tives Kelley of Michigan and Slssoa
of Alabama. The dirt flew about
the targets as the congressmen
"Teh gun has no kick." Represent
ative Caldwell said. "It feels when
you are firing it as though some
thing wer pushing steadily at your
shoulder. There is no kick at an."
S. 11. Van Trup, couniy fruit Inspect
or, has prepared a spray calendar tor
the benefit of fruit growers, th
calendar will b revised each week
and will be published continuoualr
throughout the spraying; season. 1'r.
Van Trump has his headquarters In the
office of County Judge Uurhey and hif
office day is Thursday. The calendar
for this week follows:
I rata at Spray.
Lime-Fulphur 1 to etraic-ht. Now,
and until the buds bearin to -open I
the time to apply the dormant sprsy
to all fruit trees.
Purpose: To destroy San Jose and
Oyster Shell scale, moss, lichens, twig
miner on prunes and peaches, and In
sect egtrs. x
lleraVaaz Sprayi 6-a-SO.
Spray the peach now with Bordeaux
to control the leaf curl and help to
keep down California peach blight.
S. H. Van Trump,
County Fruit Inspector.
Now is the time to spray
your trees to best advantage
as you can use the spray at
full strength. ,
We carry a full line of the
prepared spray including
Stolz's Liquid Lime and Sul
phur Spray, Sherwin-Williams
Spray, Lilly's Soluble Sul
phur Spray, Dry Sulphur,
Spraying Lime, HlucKtoneJ
Oil Spray, etc.
You will always find our
prices right. Place your or
ders now. , .
D. A. WHITE & SONS
231-261 State Street,
Phone 160, Salem, Oregon.
A COUNTRY HERO
"LEARNIN- OP JIM