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DR. SLAUGHTER "
THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
AFTER HUG OF "FLU" CASES
According to Instruction Issued to
Dr. R. B. Pomeroy ana other city
health officers by the state health
board, strict and absolute quarantine
of influenza, cases is not required.
letter to this effect, in the possession
of Dr. Fomeroy states that absolute
quarantine is advised only in case of
The report of influenza or la grippe
cases in the city follows: February 13
to IT, inclusive, 26 cases; February 28
Dr. Pomeroy stata that the so-called
influenza situation is complicated by
many circumstances. According to
several Salem physicians, there is evi
dent a general tendency to call any
Indisposition Influenza, especially with
out a physician's diagnosis. As one
physician aptly terms it, "influenza is
a fashionable disease."
There Is also a noticeable attitude
to attribute to the flu a majority of
the fatalities due to other causes. Dr.
Pomoroy points to the fact that while
four recent deaths were reported in
Salem papers as flu results, the deaths
certificates as returned, showed that
two of three deaths were directly due
to pneumonia and other causes, the
third death was due to chronic asthma
"complicated "with Influenza." The
fourth fatality was atributed to "In
flammatory rheumatism and Influon
Dr. Pomeroy also asserts that the
complete1 and absolute quarantine oi
all suspected Influenza or la grippe
cases would Jjlace. a tremendous loss
upon i&Dorers and all casses, taking
persons away from necessary empoy.
In support of his claim that" all flu
is not what Is seems," the city health
officer points to the, instance of a re
ported case. In this instance, on Fee
ruary 14, a physician reported that a
balem man had influenza, Monday
morning, reoruary is, this man Wan
about his regular duties nnd pro
nounced by physicians to be in a nor
In conclusion the city health officer
reiterates that all persons 111 with the
influenza should be Isolated ana
well persons living In the same hotse
should avoid all direct contact with
the disease, especially If their employ,
ment takes them outside the residence
where the sickness occurs.
Dr. A. Slaughter, prominent Balem
chiropractor, arrested February ( by
operatives of the department of jus
tice on a charge of violating the state
criminal syndicalism act, was freed
of the charge her this afternoon by
order of Judge Uuruh in justice
court. Dr. Slaughter was tried yes
terday afternoon. This is the first
case, wherein a violation of the crim
inal syndicalism act was . charged,
tried In Marlon county courts. Dr.
Slaughter was alleged to have been
a member of the Communist-Labor
party, a revolutionary organization.
In rendering the opinion the
"After careful perusal of the doc.
nmentary evidence submitted in this
case relating to the program, plat
form and constitution of the Communist-Labor
party, and of the fact
that the case hinges upon two ques
tionswhether the Communist-Labor
party advocates the use of violent
force to gain political ends; and
whether the defendant is a member
of that organization the court Is of
the opinion that the Communist-La-
bor party does advocate orce and
violence In furthering its political
lends, -and that Dr. A. Slaughter, de
fendant In this case, is not a member
of the Communist-Labor party."
Judge tlnruh then pointed out that
although Dr. Slaughter probably con
templated affiliation with the party.
that the acts and parts he took In the
"purported organization do not make
him a member thereof."
Dr. Slaughter was defended by L.
H. McMahan who thrilled the listen
ers with bold assertions supporting
the doctrines of the, communist-labor
party and attacking the present ad
ministration In the United States. He
Bald that If the principles of the com
munist labor' party were for the pro
vision of right and liberty, and for
the "equal distribution of wealth I
am for It."
"Oh, liberty, what crimes have
have been committed ln"thy name,"
he declared dramatically, launching
up on an attack upon tho democratic
party. "When such things as that are
rammed down the throats of the peo
ple, and they have no recourse."
, He was referring to a letter, con
. talnlng numerous questions, that had
been sent to Dr. Slaughter by nn oper
ative of the department of Justice,
and one which Dr. Slaughter had
signed affirmatively a question ask
ing If he was a member of the com
imi"'t labor party.
"Why don't my friend Oehlhar here
Indict every democrat who pursues
methods that are worse than the black
est stain the press of the country ami
the counsel for tho state can. or
have, placed on the doctrines of UiIh
communist labor party? Every man
wh minnnrts surh principles and is
ft member of the democratic party is a
traitor to the traditions of this coun
try. . .
'"niir honor." Mr. McMahnn con
tinued, addressing the court. "I am a
rndlpnl, If wo are going to proHCCiitoJ
mis man without first making every
democrat show his loyalty to the coun
try why we are not just that is not
"Why, Just stop to consider the
methods the principles, if you please
cf the democrat party. Their first act
after ascending Into power was to
wage a more un-dodly wftr on Mex
ico Ml"" Oermany ever did on Bel
glum. They killed more men in Mex
ico than the Imperial German govern
ment did In all Belgium,
. "hTe democrats have hung a debt
o big on this country that it is like
a roois'nn nrouml our nucks. They
liave hanged crepe on almost every
door krob In this country.
"'t wns a democrat that laid a
fruthlos hand on the constitution of
the Tilted States and tore the bill
Of right fro mlt. It was he who said
that we shall not have fieo speech
free press. And It is he (pointing to
the department of Justice accent) who
Is attempting to carry out that poli
cy here. Yet we let the democrats go
without unsworlng for that.
"Never before have we found It
riecessnry to send a man to the pen
itentiary when he would not coincide
with the vluws oi. the administration.
Yet we lake Dr. Slaughter frvin his
business, raid his offices, pillage his
home, nnd injure him In his business,
And wht for? Because he isn't a
Dr. Slaughter, on the stand, test!
fled that he, representing the social
1st orminlsntlon in the city, attended
the national socialist convention in
the east a year ago whon birth to the
communist und communist labor par
ty was given, Whon asked for his un
derstanding of the distinction between
the two offspring of the old party he
sum mai mo communist party "is
what might be called the ultraradi
cal element" and the communist la
bor party "the progressiva wing."
After a lengthy explanation of the
revolutionary alms of the communist
labor party, cited from a copy of the
orgsnlmtlon's platform the operative
t)f the department of Justice claimed
he seized in Dr. Slaughter's home at
61 T North CopMol street, Prosecut
ing Attorney Max Oehlhar said:
"It Is not a question of the repub
lican party, or the democratic) party.
The constitution of the United
Plates Itself provides for. the rights
of man. But in so doing It does not
provide the right to incite, promote
or carry on a revolution within the
realm of this nation.
"When the time comes In this state
of Oregon," he concluded, "when a
man can openly admit In the United
States mall that he la a member of
aa anarchist party, nnd can win sup
port and approval for his action, then
at that time I want to leave this
state. For. when thnt timo conies it
shall be in tho throes of anarchy and
revolution and will be doomed to com
, n1 P j. rvamp who
claimed that they both were members
of the socialist party In this city, tea- j
,.., i, reji-cu-a me piauorm working season because of his failure
" ""' lbor Py because will not be granted extensions of
or so many clauses In It thnt siilght time but will be subject to the full
fclU CO nj trued' penalty provided, the letter states.
BACON TO BE SOLD
THROUGH ITS. HI
Mail orders for bacon will be filled
at he local army store, 230 South
Commercial street, until the supp'y of
1 Vi tons received Wednesday is ex
hausted, according to an announce
ment from Manager J. T. Conway. The
pieces are from 12 to 20 pounds each,
and will be sold at the regular charge
of 20 cents a pound. Refund of any
money sent in for orders that is over
the amount mailed will be made, Mr.
Conway said. No cash and personal
checks will be received, he said, the
remittances must be made by postof-
fice order or bank draft, and to the'
cashier at the army store.
Shortage of surplus tomatoes and
bacon continues in Portland, Mr. Con.
way said. The mall order sales here
do no: effect local aales, he explained.
Circuit Court. ......
Caroline Faber against George Fa-
Jennie Depuls against James A. Us the Cil'l YOU love romantic?
Johnson nnd others. Summons. I Ar vnn nrosaic?
Marie V. Cooper against J. L. Coop- p 1 1 knQW how to win
. Summons. .ajv jy ...
her despite her love Kn
ot special significance to all pat
riotic persons Is the meeting to be ad
dressed by Judge Wallace McCam
ant, at the Salem sublio library aud
itorium, at tl o'clock Wednesday night,
The well, known Portland attorney
will present the views held by "The
Futher of His Country", pertaining to
national life und questions of self
government. Judge McCamnnt will
Washington's unalterable patriotio
tiunerances with tha radical views
held by various present-time factions.
Issues and life phases of the Ameri
can Involution paramount in nation
al life today will be discussed by Mo
Camant, who, himself, clnims revolu
Sons of the American Revolution
and kindred organizations are eRpec
lally urged to attend this lecture.
IS CALLED BY DEATH
Following nn illness of only a week
with Influenza that Monday develop
ed Into a severe attack of pneumonia
Silas J. Tracy. 74. pioneer inlnter.
passed awny at his home in Llveslv
early Tuesday evening. The funeral
will be held at the chapel of the Wobb
& Clough company Saturday at 2 p. nt.
with burial following In the Odd Fol
lows' ccmotery here.
Duriiig his residence nt Mvesly for
the past 44 years, Mr. Tracy served as
a printer on the Statesman here nnd
on the Portland Oregoninn. He also
was with the San Francisco Call nnd
r.xa'iiiner, nnd for a tlmo Was con
nected with the mechanical tui of
uin new 101'K Hun.
He was born In Illinois in 1845, nnd
came to Oregon when a young man.
Ho served during the Civil AVar.
Four sons and six daughters survive
him. ' They arc: Charles A. Tracy, 171
West Park street, Portland; Kdward
0. Tracy, 170 loth street. Portland;
Jamei Tracy and Albert Tracy, of this
city; Mrs. W. M. Shoemaker, Portland;
Mrs. Cora Clancey, Seattle; Mrs. Kate
Alhortnoii, Oakland, Cal.; Mrs. u .
Undsey. Dallas; Mrs O. R. Erlckaon,
San Diego, Cal., and Mia Evelyn Beta,
also of San Dlrgo.
Contractors Urged to
Rush Road Activities
Contractors on state highway con
struction are being urged in letters
sent out by the department today, to
begin at once the shipment and stor
age of road materials in anticipation
of future contracts In order to fore
stall delays incident to the pending
critical shortage In open top cars. In
order to encourage this move the
state highway commission at Its lost
meeting authorized the state highway
engineer to estimate material held in
storage nt 7 per cent of Its actual
cost and to include this amount in
'he contractor's monthly estimate.
Contractors who fail to take advan
tage of this warning and who fall to
complete their contracts within the
HAW HEN LOSE
Washington, Feb. 18. Five enlisted
men were drowned In the sinking of
a naval water barge yesterday off the
Cuban coast, the navy department was
advised today, and two other lost their j
lives In the capsizing of a motor dory
from the V. 8. S. Hovey last Sunday
at Harwich, England. No deta.ls ot
the sinking were given out but Ad
miral Knapp said a court of Inquiry
would investigate the sinking of tne
The men lost on the barge werei
Seamen Harry T. Clouse, Reading,
Pa.; Leo T. Ucheweix, Cleveland, and
Harry Slrody, Philadelphia, and Fire
man Raleigh W. Stover, Pittsburgh,
and Lulu G. Rlgdon, Llndale, Ga,
Those lost with the dory were Fire
man Patrick Gill, Boston, and Cox
swain Frank D. Moser, Philadelphia.
Sirs. Fannie Sloan, Former
Salem-Eugene Resident Dies
After a short Illness, Mrs. Fannie
Sloans, former Salem resident and
well known here, died In Portland,
I Monday mornine. Mrs. Sloane was
the wife of Bert Sloane, manager of
Belknap Springs. '
The sudden demise of Mrs, Sloans
comes as a shock to her many friends
In Salem and Eugene, where she Is
also known. She Is survived by her
husband, son Lester and her mother.
The funeral will be held in Portland
at the funeral parlors of Finlpya,
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
MARINE CORPS WILL
Washington, Feb. 14 Opening wide
the doors of educational opportunity
to every njarlne sent to the Quantico,
Va., training base, the United States
marine corps institute has been estab
lished there with an enrollment now
of more than two-thirds of the 600
men at the station. Marine corps heads
who are sponsoring the new schoo'
plan to develop it until it takes rank
with the best institutions of practical
learning in the country. It is to be a
practical application, they say, oi
principle that "the more a man knowa
the better soldier he makes."
It has been possible to allot three
hours each afternoon five days a weeK
to the studies or practical training in
the various courses. To make this
possible, all military drill ar.d training
is completed In the morning for all
those enrolled. These men, moreover,
are exempt from guard duty, which
fails to those listed for early discharge.
Building up the Institution step by
step, its founders plan that it shall
comprise not only a grammar school,
high school and manual training
school but eventually a collegiate
course equivalent to that of the bet
ter small colleges of the country.
So far thirty instructors have been
recruited from the commissioned and
non-commissioned officers of the
corps, a survey of educational acquire
ments among the personnel at Quan
tico having dispelled an early doubt
that it would be practicable to build
up a faculty without engaging civilian
Instructors. The instructor in Span
ish, for instance, Is a corporal who
graduated from a Mexican university,
and another corporal, a law graduate
and former practitioner, conducts
classes in commercial law.
Former employes of big engineering
and Industrial plants afford a wealth
of faculty material for the technical
courses, It was said, which include au
tomobile mechanics, electrical me
chanics, concrete and stone masonry,
plumbing, etc. Completing one of these
courses, a man will be given a certifi
cate of proficiency upon receiving his
discharge and thus return to civil life
a skilled workman, well prepared for
Assisted by the oo-operatlon of oth
er educational institutions, IS courses
of study already have been mapped
out, including elementary and advanc
ed courses in English and mathema
tics and several foreign language
courses. Clerical courses, including
typewriting and stenography, also are
provided. Many of these courses, aft
er being standardized at the Quantico
institute, will be transplanted, it was
said, in the organization of schools at
other marine stations.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY in,
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NEW AND USED
270 N. COM'L. ST.
SATURDAY 1:30 P.M.
"Be On Time"
Ladd & Bush bank against Tracy
liecker and others. Complaint,
S. M. Hochstettler against the un
known heirs at law of Calvin Squires,
Estate of Viola H. Cornelius. Proof
f publication of notice to creditors.
Guardianship of Audry Willeths
Bunch nnd Rozella Mary Bunch, mi
nors. Order to show cause.
Chirles A. Holmstrom estate. In
ventory and appraisement.
Estate of J. A. Bishop. Oath or ad
improvements to Courthouse
Afford Greater Convenience
The cWrt house alterations author
ized about two months ago by ' the
county court have been completed. By
tho repartitionment of rooms office
pace for the county recorder and
school superintendent's departments
have been greatly enlarged.
By tho completion of the work,
County Recorder Mildred Robertson
Brooks and her assistants are prui-
ed with badly needed office space. Dur
lug the past year, this department has
been growing! the increase in transac
tions being far in excess of any other
cdunty department, according to Mrs.
Brooks Tho old office consisted of
only one small room which was crowd-
d by employes nnd representatives of
the various abstract companies.
The new offices have been nicely
decorated nnd furnished and present a
very agreeable change from tho dingy
quarters previously used.
Mrs. Stokes Announces
Candidacy for Congress
Chicngo, Feb. IS. Mrs. Hose Tastor
Stokes of New York, millionaire com
munist and former socialist, one or
6? persona Indicted by a special grand
ury hero January J J for "advocating
the overthrow of the government of
ho United States" today announced
ho would be a candidate for congrew
from the Fourteenth New York dis
Mrs. Htokes brought here last night
by a police woman, is at large on bond
pending appeal from a sentence to win
years in a federal prison for obstruct
ing the draft.
ROMANCE AND ARABCLLV'
The Biggest Constance
Talmadge Hit Yet!
Also ' .
C v ism. I
"The Second Coming of
' ', Will be the Topic of '
DR. MAHOOD TONIGHT
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH
All Welcome . '
At 3 p. m. Dr. Mahood's subject will be:
"ARE OUR DEAD ALIVE?"
Miss Mahood lectures on "Health Culture" to women, 4 p.m.
Elaborate and Charming
Of New Spring Voilesy Imperial Crepe DeChines
and new spring materials, a, riot of colors, all
suitable for that new blouse or spring frock.
Look through our stocks and convince yourself
that these new crisp goods are priced within the
, reach of all.
OUR PRICES ALWAYS THE LOWEST. '
GALE & CO. '
COMMERCIAL AND COURT STS.
FORMERLY CHICAGO STORE
A nice new clean stock of
From which to select new curtains
' . . Now that
Spring House Cleaning
Time is here, you will want to put up those new curtains. Here is the
place to stock up in this line and Save Money.
CURTAIN SCRIMS . . . .'. .25c to 69c Yard
CURTAIN MARQUISETTES . . . ... ....... . ; . , . .45c to 59c Yard
CRETONNES . , , . 25c to 45c Yard
SILKOLINES .......:....,. 33c Yard