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Of LITTLE USE TO NATION AT LARGE 1% Senator Borah, in Letter to Adjutant Gerilral, Ex plains Opposition to Plan in Army Bill. To enlarge the powers of the nation al guard under existing conditions would be dangerous, not only because of the abuse of the present power and menace tp institutions of the country hut because of the mixing of politics In its affairs. That Is the opinion of Unit ed States Senator William K. Borah of Idaho. In a communication to Adjut ant General P. H. Crow of the Second infantry, Idaho National Guard, he places himself squarely on record as opposed to going to the vast expense ot enlarging the guard with its pre sent limited powers. Its present cost of maintenance is 38,000,000 and it is proposed to increase this to about 340, 000,000 or 360,000,000. This vast ex pense is not warranted, in the opinion of Senator Borah. To show the abuse of the guard's police power he cites the. famong West Virginia case. Figures are given to show that the national guard of this country has not a record for attendance to drills, etc., that is flattering. No reflection is cast on the personnel of the guard. Adjutant General Crow wired Sen ator Borah some lime ago as follows; "The national guard, one thousand citizen soldiers, absolutely opposes senate volunteer army scheme. Desire you support national guard legislation. People of our state are with us." In reply to this telegTam, especially the latter part, Senator Borah forward ed the following communication which has Just reached here; Oppose National Guard Legislation. "Washington, D. C„ March 30, 1916. "P. H. Crow, Adjutant General, Boise, Idaho. "My Dear General; * "I have your telegram this day read ing as follows; 'Senator W. E. Borah, Washington, D. C. The National Guard one thousand citizen soldiers absolutely oppose senate volunteer army scheme, Desire you support national guard leg-1 lslation, people of our state are with us. P. H. Cron, adjutant general.' I have given to this subject as much time and consideration as it has been possible to give it considering the null-! titude of matters which we have hero before us. I hare arrived at certain conclusions which I feel I must follow out in debate and in my vote. I agree with the former part of your telegram and am myself opposed to the senate volunteer army scheme. As we are agreed upon that I need not discuss it. I seem to be wholly at a disagreement, however, with you as to the proposed national guard legislation. I am op posed to It and shall do what I can to defeat it, feeling that In doing so I am serving the country. As the law with reference to the national guard now stands I have nothing at this time to say. It is not before us. The matter which we have to consider is the en largement of the national guard and building It up at a tremendous expense to the government. At the present time we are expending about eight mil lion dollars a year upon the national 'guard. The bill as proposed by the senate, according to the statement ot the chairman yesterday, will enlarge the expenditure to about forty or fifty million dollars a year and the house bill about sixty or seventy million dollars a year. Whatever may be ssid as to the present law and the national guard I as It now exists under that law, much which is conclusive to my mind can be eald against enlarging and extending it Guard In Politics. "This program of preparedness is going to be an expensive one at best. Every dollar ought to be made to count. We ought to be certain beyond all question that if we spend money it will bring security and preparedness to the country and to the people. To put fifty millions a year In the nation id guard and spending thereon in the next 10 years five hundred minion dol lars causes I ; to «it down and cal culate what the returns are to be and I have concluded beyond question that the returns will not be In accordance with the amount expended. I do not Integrity True Value AGAIN WE SAY— Dresses of Unusual Charm at $15, $17.50, $19.50 For Afternoon and Informal Wear Continuing tomorrow, we offer values in new silk dresses for Women and Misses that cannot be dupli cated elsewhere for several dollars more. For your •inspection and selection we have near one hundred dresses at these three prices— In All the Popular Spring Shades and there are no two alike; therefore, the choosing is not limited to a few styles. Plenty of all sizes are in this splendid showing—16 and on up to 44. The lat est modes in taffeta, crepe de chine, crepe meteor and combinations of taffeta and Georgette crepe. 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Children love It, and it can not cause Injury. No differ ence what ails your little one—if full of cold, or a sore throat, diarrhoea, stom ach-ache, had breath, remember, a gentle "inside cleansing" should al ways be the first treatment given. Full directions for babies, children of all ages and grown-ups are printed on each bottle. Beware of counterfeit fig syrups. Ask your druggist for a 50-cent bottle of "California Syrup of Pigs," then look carefully and see that* It Is made by the "California Fig Syrup Com pany." Wc make no smaller size. Hand back with contempt any other fig syrup. a Adv have with any other* great power. Un der the constitution the appointment of the officers and training is left en tircly to the state and with very few exceptions (Idaho of course being one) these matters are controlled entirely by politics. I have known in a number of states the national guard to be an is sue in state politics and Its disband believe that the national guard can ever be made an effective force in any real contest hich this nation might onment a proposition upon which the people were called in a political way practically to pass. So long as that is true, and It must always be true so lpng amended, we will have these organi zations in effect practically controlled by politics and they can never be sol diers in any true sense of the term while that la true. A Napoleon could not effect anything like an efficient fighting force under like circumstances. 1 am not reflecting upon the personnel of the national guard but I maintain that under our constitution and the dollars a the constitution remains un laws it Is impossible ever to make them anything except a state force of local Importance as the framers of the constitution Intended they should be. Vast Expenditure Not Warranted. "A number of years ago when the Dick law was passed enlarging and federalizing the national guard to a certain extent it was estimated that it would cost two and a half million dol lars a year. It has already run up to where it Is about eight million dollars a year. In view of the experience of the past it will cost a hundred million year. Now, candidly, can I be asked, In view of the past and of the embarrassments owing to the con stitution and the laws thrown around the national guard, to vote for any such expenditure? Ought you not to be satisfied with the law as it Is and to feel gratified that in view of the re ports from union that t 4 s different states of the law is not being threat ened with repeal? "There ts another reason why it Is impossible for me to support this law. The nutlonal guard at the present time is the police force of the state. It Is called out for the purpose of suppress ing riots, etc. So long as that Is true it will retard and embarrass enlist ments and will accentuate the fact that it is in the politics of the state. I have vor aeen a national guard called Into » riot situation, ooming mi I t doe« fron* -the body of the citizens of the «täte«, that It did not carry with It to the riot the coloring and senti ment of the community from which it waa called. It la natural and inevit able that this should be so. They eith er *0 there in sympathy with the riot or they go there thoroughly prejudiced «gainait the rioters, according to the feeling of the oommunlty from which they came. Cites Famous Waat Virginia Osse. "Two years ago I waa on a committee to investigate the actlona of the na tlonal guard with reference to the riot lng In Went Virginia. I found upon lnveatlgatlon that thle national guard went to the scene of the riot as the strongest kind of partisans; that that partisanship and feeling was exhibited in the most remarkable way. Among other things, after the clubbin shooting was bver, they arreste dreds of rioters, Improvised a court martiftl composed of the soldiers who had been shooting at the working men and tried these men before that kind of a court and sentenced large num bers of them In groups and bodies to the penitentiary In violation of every principle of American law, of common justice and decent humanity. They did this at a time when the courts were open and when there was no reason Why the question should not have been tried before the court with a Ju/V. I ask you to read a report which I made upon this subject being senate report No. 321, Sixty-third congress second session. I observed at the time that al and hun most every national guard which took any notice of this matter, either Indi vidually or otherwise, seemed to ap prove the conduct of the national guard In West Virginia. I could only explain it In one way and that was that these men, given this tremendous power and authority, with the local prejudices and passions thoroughly aroused In them, utterly lost their sense of justice and the true conception of American insti tutions. Figures Not Flattering.. "Now. so long as the constitution and the laws Impose upon the national guard this duty in the states, so long I shall refuse to accentuate or enlarge the membership or Its powers. I shall do so first because I think It extremely dangerous and a menace to our Institu tions and second because I think such attitude and such practices necessarily involve the guard In the politics of the state and thereby render them unfit and inefficient for true soldiership. There are many other reasons which I might cite, some of which I expect to refer to in debate, and I shall be glad to send you a copy of my remarks. But let me call your attention briefly to some facts disclosed by the official re ports of the war department with ref erence to the national guard. The of ficial reports show that in 191J, 664 of ficers and 19,382 men were absent from the annual inspection. During the year 1914 the average number of men ab sent from each weekly drill was 63,201 or nearly 60 per cent. According to the report of the war department there Is now a total shortage of 31.362,761 of property issued to the national guard unaccounted for. There are other fea tures of this report which I do not care to quote but much more unpleasant than the above. Now, shall we put In at the rate of from fifty to seventy-five million dollars a year additional upon the theory that we are giving the peo ple real preparedness. What President Said of Guard. "If you say to me that these facts do not apply to the Idaho national guard I do not enter upon a discussion of that at all. I would gladly concede It and take great pride In the fact if It were estahllahed as a fact. But I must take the reports ef the country as a whole and I must ante for the coun try as a whole In this situation, and I know that the reports of the nation al guard for the last 10 years would not Justify any man who will care to study these reports In going further In this experiment "I regret exceedingly to find myself In disagreement with you. It Is un pleasant because I have no reason to doubt either the sincerity or public spirit with which you urge this pro position. But It Is a matter about which I have very positive views. It is up to me to vote. I am not by any means sure tlw« if you were In my place and had studied the matter from a wholly disinterested standpoint not being unconsciously controlled by your relationship with the very splendid body of men and taking the whole mat ter into survey that you would not vote precisely as I intend to vote. "Let me in conclusion quote the lan guage of the president In his speech at New York, Jan. 27, 1916: "'You know, gentlemen, that under the constitution «of the United States the national guard Is under the direc tion of more than two score states; that It Is not permitted to the nation al government directly to have a voice In its development and organisation; and that only upon occasion of actual Invasion has the president of the Unit ed States any right to ask these men to leave their respective states. I. for my part, am afraid, thfeugh some gen tlemen differ with me, that there is no way In which that fierce can be made a direct resource as a national reserve under national authority.' "It has been said In the house of re presentatives that In this respect the president has changed hlB mind. I do not know that this is true but I am sure he was right when he made the above statement. "Very respectfully, "WILlLIAM E. BORAH." WATCH CHILD'8 COUGH. Colds, running of nose, continued Ir ritation of the mucous membrane If nfe gleeted may mean Catarrh later. Don't take the chances—do something for your child! Children will not take ev ery medicine, but they will take Dr. King's New Discovery and without bribing or teasing. It'« a sweet pleae ant Tar Syrup and so effective. Just laxative enough to eliminate the waste, poisons. Almost the first dose helps. Always prepared, no mixing or fussing, j Just ask your druggist for Dr. King's New Discovery. 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