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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 89, 1919.
i .OREGON WEATHKR . .
f -Fair and warmer; gentle
f westerly winds.
FAIR TREATMENT FOR SOLDIERS
The public is not much interested
la any personal controversy In the
ray or the war department, but
very much interested in removing
whatever injustice exists in the pres
ent penal system of the United States
Army. The public, therefore. Is in
clined to agree wiu samuei i. -ell,
formerly acting Judge advocate
general, when he says:
.' "Changes must be made In the ad
ministration of military justice if
the American army is to. remain an
An army cannot be efficient if the
soldiers are treated unfairly.
It is a matter of common know
ledge that service men generally are
rather bitter about the administra
tion ot justice during the '.war. In
the year before the "signing ot the
armistice there were 360,000 cases
of Inferior nature tried by courts
martial and 28,000 cases tried be
fore general courts. This is a good
many, even in an army of millions.
There is a strong impression, cor
roborated by inquiry into many typ
ical cases, that large numbers of sol
diers were haled before such courts
unnecessarily or .punished with un
deserved severity. Further corrobo
ration is found In the fact that the
. reviewing board has remitted or mo
dified the sentences in thousands of
cases. As for the general method of
procedure, Mr. Ansel, himself a law
yer, declares that "two-thirds of
those 188,000 cases were Illegally
trie, if you judge by the ordinary
It appears that yie American mil
itary code, which the general' staff
of the United States army seems in
favor of retaining, is more severe
than any now used in 'Europe outside
of Russia, Prussia and Spain. It is
substantially the same as that used
in England in 1774, but long since
reformed and humanized. It is said,
indeed, to differ little from the code
governing the armies of Richard II
of England in the year 1300. In
other words, it represents the me
dieval attitude -of military authori
ties toward their soldiers.
Such a code may do well enough
for a military nation like Prussia.
It will not do for a nation whose
armies are not professional soldiers
ut citizen-soldiers. Such soldiers
carry into military life the attitude
and ideal! of civil life, and deserve
to have them respected so far as is
consistent with discipline.
NO PRISKIAXISM NOW
. "Public sympathy can still be com
manded for a strike to satisfy griev
ances which are obviously real,"
the New York World. "But bey
this point the public patience
fceen exhausted. The people at la
are 'fed un' on utrllnu Tl,
thoroughly tired of the innum
n era 1)1
hair-trigger performances alon
lines. They are wearied to de
with threatened outbreaks w
have no other explanation than
mental condition of unrest. They
111 EUR Y PINEAPPLE ORANGE
CITRON, OKANUE, AND LKMUN PEELS
KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
Quality and Service
particularly out of patience with
strikes merely to aggrandlte power
tor the labor unions over Industry
and all else."
There la more truth than gentle
ness In this statement. There is also
a good deal of fitness In the world's
application ot it to the strike ot steel
workers, following as it does so
closely upon the proposed walk-out
of the railroad shop-workers. '
The public is undeniably tired
of strikes and strike talk, and will
not tolerate any more ot it unless
there Is an obvious, clean-cut griev
ance which dsuionstratedly cannot
be remedied in any milder way.
The majority of Americans ap
prove and support the principle ot
organized labor. There is manifest
ly a general -feeling that the steel
workers, like any other group of in
dustrial workers, have a perfect
right to organize unions and deal
with their employers collectively
rather than Individually, and that
the United States Steel Corporation
is wrong in principle and practice
when it refuses to recognize this
This public attitude, . however,
does not recognize any right on the
part of the steel workers to precipi
tate a strike on short notice, at this
particular time, with all the harm
to the nation that such a srike would
bring. The appeal made on behalf of
the. federal government by President
Wilson, asking the men to postpone
action until after the labor confer
ence which meets In Washington
early in October, is a reasonable one,
and has strong public support.
The steel men themselves have
more to gain by following that sug
gestion than by launching a great
labor war now. . In all probability,
they can obtain "recognition" with
out war, if they act reasonably about
it - '
The American industrial situation
today is comparable to the European
political situation in July, 1914. Let
neither side play the Prussian.
Says Harvey's Weekly: "The Pres
ident said the other day at St. 'Paul
speaking to G. A. R. veterans, too
that be was glad the Union had
been saved in 1861-65, because 'It
was the greatest thing that men had
conceived UP TO THAT TIME.'
Since then, of course, men or a
man whom shrinking modesty for
bade the speaker to name had con
ceived something greated. But UP
TO THAT TIME Washington and
Jefferson -and Adams and Franklin
and Hamilton had really done quite
well. "UP TO THAT TIME!"
The Germans' have agreed to a
definite plan for restoring the de
vastated parts of France, and Cer
man workmen will soon start on the
Job. They will consist largely of
the soldiers who caused that devas
tation. It will toe a sight worth see
ing. France ought to run excursion
One of the senators predicts that
the treaty will pass'by November l.'i.'i
It's a prettp safe guess, anyway, that
it will be disposed of before election '
day. Neither party 'wants the onus j
of holding It up that long. ;
"Austria has expelled every out-!
sider," says a dispatch. That must
have been easy.' What outsider wants
to stay In Austria?
The drive to raise funds to build
the abandoned babies home Is on to
day, dive a dollar!
CORN FODDER About two acres
ot corn fodder at $15, Call phone
APLB 'PICKERS Wanted, men or
boys. Address W. W. Canby, Rd.
No. 2, or apply at Courier. 83
FOR RENT Furnished house. In
quire 802 M street or Red Front
iBarn. Mrs. 'Peter Gravlln. 83
WANTED Young man with exper
ience wants position to manage
ranch. Address No. 1731 care ot
FOR 8AUB Singer sewing machine
In good condition, $30. Phone 19.
APPLE PICKERS Wanted, men or
O. S. Eaton. 609-F-4. 84
WANTED A good wood range.
.Phone 341-R. 84
FOR 8AI4B Cock re Is raised by E.
G. Harris; tine laying strain. 1042
A street. Phone 341-R. 84
R. C. SEALS TO
Once more are the Red Cross
Christmas seals to adorn our holi
day packages and letters. The sale
of the seals which was omitted last
year in deference to the 'Red Cross
and Its membership drive, will he re
sumed December 1 on a more com
prehensive scale than ever before.
Oregon's quota is $44,260.
A survey of the state .shows that
there are at all times 6.'no open
vases of tuberculosis in Oregon. Two
hundred and twenty-four Oregon sol
diers were discharged after being in
the service less than three months,
on account of tuberculosis and 300
were rejected by the local board.
The 'association .Is now employing
two special nurses who are devoting
their entire time to the care of these
discharged men. The names of the
men visited were furnished to the
Oregon association by the surgeon
A tremendous fight against inber
culosls Is to be waged during the
coming years by the state and na
tional tuberculosis associations. The
work of these organizations Is fin
anced chiefly by the sale of Red
Cross Christmas seals. Of the pro
ceeds from the OTegon sale 90 per
cent will remain in Oregon.
Fred Chartraw, while hunting
with some companions' on his ranch
up the river north of Medford, was
attracted to a tree by 'seeing a cou
gar spring to the lower Hnws. In
vestigation showed that the lion had
Just killed a large deer and was pre
paring to make his meal when dis
turbed. Taking aim when 'about a
hundred yards off he broke the ani
mal's neck. The big cat scarcely
moved after being hit. (Having to
drive to Medford on an errand he
stopped at Jacksonville and collect
ed hlg bounty of $25 and returned to
his home at the Sleepy Hollow Farm
late Friday afternoon.
This Is the first big cat that has
been brought In this year. It is no
great trick to bring In large der,
coyotes, foob cats and like animals,
bait the crowning glory of every hun
ter's Jlfe Is 'to bring flown one o'
these, big fellows. Gold II 111 News.
"Agents Authority to Se'.l' book
of 50 blanks, 50?, 'Courier 'office.
CULL OR GO BROKE
"Commercial poultry tneu must cull
the poor layers or, go broke at the
gamp," said James Dryden to Wil
lamette valloy growers who recent
ly assembled at the college to learn
the why and the how of culling. "All
growers must cull or lose money on
their focks. Kvcn the best bred
young flocks. ot tha country have
about 25 per cent or the money-losers
that must be taken out or lose
as much as the good layers make.
The experiment stations have devel
oped a method of picking out the
non-layers because, the need of cull
ing Is universal."
Time of moult? yellow color' and
condition of comb and abdomen, are
the signs by which the skilled grow
er can separate the good from the
poor layers, the poultrymen were
told. College records show that the
hens that were the good layers In
September and October are the good
layers the rest of the- year. The re
cords ot the good, poor and medium
layers were charted, and the lines of
egg production by the groups never
crossed. Hence if the owner aeierts
the hens that lay well in these two
autumn months he has picked the
The good fall layers moult late
atid soon complete the moult. Tarty
monitors and long-time moulters are
Non-layers of the yellow skinned
breeds have bright yellow beaks,
shanks, ear lobes. Inner eye rings,
and vent. Good layers keep the yel
low laid out in the yelks of the eggs
Good layers have a' lurge comb Tor
the breed, soft, bright red, waxy
and warm. Non layers the reverse.
Good layers have flexible abdo
men, rather wide and deep, with
thin, well-spread .pelvic bones. Ths
distance between the pelvic bones
and back ot keel bone Is wide. At
least two fingers should liebetween
the pelvic bones and three fingers
between the pelvic and keel hones.
"By observing these points yon
will be able to go home and pick out
a good fat hen for your Sunday din-J
ner without getting one that ha
eggs In her," says Professor TXryden.
ACORD To Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Acord. Friday, September 2(1, a
MCCARTHY To Mr. and Mrs. Andy
McCarthy, Monday, September 2!,
Welth Mine to OperHte
I,. R. Webb arrived this morning
from Grays Harbor and will remain
here to put the Webb mine, now the
property of the Clrays Harbor Cop
per Development company. In opera
tion. This property has been In lit
igation for a number of years but
the legal affairs are jrflw In a fair
way to 'be settled and active work
Automobile Weeding Tii
Earl Julian Templar, o'f Klamath
Falls, and Dorothy Gertrude Sander-,
son of this city, were married today
at the home of Rev. Charles H.
Drake. They left Immediately by au
tomobile for Oorvallls, where they
will make their home.
MEXICAN UANDITS niXW VI'
Tamplco, Sept. 29. Mexican ban
dits placed a bomb under "a passen
ger train near Durango and follow
ing the wreck stripped all passengers
of their clothing and then either
shot or 'beat them to dcatlT"later,
using oil which they took 'from the
engine all tank, set fire to' the train
and threw the bodies In the flames.
H Is estimated 100 were slain in this
130,000 PEOPLE VIST
OREGON HTATH FAIR
Salem, Ore., Sept. 29. Undaunted
by' rain which fell at' fhtervnla (I nr.
Ing Saturday more than" 15,000 per
sons assembled at Lone Oak track
and witnessed the m'ost thrilling race
card ever presented at a state fair
In Oregon. As an added attraction
and feature of the last day's pro
gram there were present to partici
pate In the several automobile events
some of the most famous and daring
racers In the Pacific northwest.
These provided th'rllla a-plenty and
proved an appropriates and entertain
ing ell mux to the fair.'
Althoigh accurate flsures wure
riot available, A. ,H. J.ea, secretary of
the state fa,lr board, estimated ihit
approximately '150,000 persons, had
passed through' the turnalllos diirtni
the week. Of this numbhr .flu.nnrt
; See The Handylite
A treat step forward la Alarm Clocks
Juat the thine for long winter nights and dark mornings.
We predict that all alarm clocks will be radlollted In the near
S. P. lime Inspector
Ford Bug Ford Truck Mitchell Six
C. L. Hobart Company
OF A I J. U1.MIH
2.1 YEA ICS KXKRIKNCK
Faury Dinner anil Evmlug Gowns a specialty KUfm tion Guar
anteed and Prices Reasonable
Mrs. Lydia Allen
SOI A street
G. B. BERRY
Harness and Saddlery
Auto Top and Canvas Work
With Grants Pass Hardware Co.
1 gard and yellow. Your eyes are losing their
lustre. The trouble is with your liver. Take
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets. They
will correct that. Then avoid meats, hot bread
and hot cakes, take frequent baths and a long walk
every day, and yea will soothe as well and as
urauruui as ever. i-Yicc
,If you are not getting as much mileage as you should, If tho
. engine gives you trouble, In sjiprt, If you have not been able to get
perfect adjustment you so much desire, bring your car here.
Nothing so adds to satisfaction and pleasure of driving a enr
as perfect mechanical adjustment.
We have competent labor for putting your car In that condition
at small expense to you. ' ,
Next door First National lUak
is muddy. You look hr.
25 cents per bottle.
mWii ij HI 1 11 M
were 'oD KanS Saturday.