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E BY THE LEGISLATURE Former Adjutant General and Representative From Bonner Oounty Denies Them in Toto —Backed by Examiners. SAYS COMMITTEE UNFAIR Charges Attempt to Make Such Report Year Ago Would Have Resulted in Those Behind It Being Labeled Slackers. Rising to his own defense following submission of the special investigating committee's report to the legislature Monday afternoon Representative C. ,S. Moody, former adjutant general, \ against whom charges of illegal and j criminal use of public funds was made, ! answered his accusers and the issues I raised against him. i Moody alleged that tho investigation : had been unfairly conducted in that he ! had not been permitted to pee the.doe-j uments before the committee, had not j been allowed counsel to represent him 1 nor opportunity to refresh his memory 1 about transactions happening as far buck as two years ago in the depart ment or during the rush period when tho country was at war. The counter charge was made by Moody that had an attempt been made a year ago when the nation was in volved in a world struggle, tô file such a report, those responsible would have been labeled slackers and driven from the borders of the state. The Democratic minority attempted to have Moody defer his defense until j Thursday. Both houses turned down the request. By party vote the report of the special committee and its find- | ings were adopted. The Democrats at-j tempted to have the minority report, adopted. As a substitute it was lost in the house by a vote of 44 to 14. The ; report was adopted by a vote of 43 to 16. Mrs. White of Twin Falls, Re-I ; publican, voted against its adoption SAYS PROBE WAS UNFAIR. Representative Moody secured rec-| ognltlon from the floor and proceeded j to answer his accusers. He said that! ho had "tried to keep my head" dur- I lng tho investigation, had welcomed | lt in fact and was prepared to give j the committee all of the facts. He quoted Shakespeare to show that man : could steal his purse but not his char- j acter . j "I have given the committee every opportunity to examine into the affairs of the adjutant general's department," ! he said. "I have concealed nothing. 1 ! wanted the committee to get at the j facts. I consider its members to be j composed of honorable gentlemen, act- i uated by the best of motives." Referring to the fact he is a physl- j cian and layman, not a lawyer or versed In law, he held the investigation had ! > not think it con- ! been unfair. ducted tho examination fairly." he j said. "I was required to give my tes- j ttmony before a number of lawyers, but allowed no lawyer myself. I was j not permitted to familiarize myself j with the documents before tho com- j mittee. "Was that fair, gentlemen ?" crlefl j ""Moody addressing tho majority "ing. * "I say it was not. Deep down in your j hearts you know it was not." j NATION CRYING FOR MEN. I Kegarding the charges made about! draft expense, he declared the state of | Idaho stood among tho foremost In keeping the expense per man inducted j into the service down to the minimum. "That is my answer to the committee eh; irge," said Moody. ' "We were at war, gentlemen," said the former adjutant general. "Ger many in July of last year was advanc ing on Paris. The allies were hard The proof' of* Grape-Nuts is both in the * eatind and the good health . that, follows. Makes its own sweetening— requires no add ed sugar..... A delicious,. .. economical food There's a /Reason" pressed. Do you realize what would have happened had we not put our men over there to stem the tide? Ger many would have won. "The cry was Insistant for men. Re gardless of the cost we had to have men to stop the Germans. Idaho had to furnish Its share. Idaho did so. The nation did so. The Germans were stopped and were turned hack. "You, gentlemen, would not have dared to bring in such a report ns tills when the country was at war and you know it. If you had you would have been labeled slackers and driven from the borders of the state of Idaho, and you know that, too.'' If the committee was so anxious to find out about extra expenses for the department he demanded to know why it had failed to Investigate a Cost of J276 for wiring the quarters at the Boise barracks since he left office. When lie lived there, ho said, he had to use an oil lamp for light. DID NOT KNOW FACTS. When the committee charged that his trip to Washington was useless, he de clared It did not know what it was talking about. That trip, he said, had been made at the order of the provost marshal general in connection with tho administration of the draft which he considered a sufficient answer to the charge. "I had the sanction of the state board of examiners for the expenses to which my department was put in the war emergency," said Moody. "I was sat isfied with it. If they were wrong cannot help it, but I do not think they were." Regarding the return to the fund of certain moneys in connection with : the Washington trip, Moody declared ! that the order to leave for the national capital came after he had purchased j transportation to go north on draft 1 matters and he had borrowed money 1 from a Boise bank to purchase the tickets to Washington. In due course of time, the vouchers had been return ed, and the money put back into the fund. He said the state got back every cent and $30 more which he had paid out of his own pocket. He explained it was well known to anyone traveling on state business that it cost more for tho officer to travel than he receives back from the state. With reference to the sale of a sec ond hand typewriter for $111.50, he said j it had been perfectly legitimate and that tho money had been turned over to one of the officers in his depart | ment. SAYS OTHERS SHIELDED, "Ri 'why didn't you put tho blame where ; it belonged, if there was blame. Gen tletnen, you did not. because you were afraid to. Major Burns, he said, had riling this item," said Moody, ; neglected to turn hack the check which hls records after the was kept transaction, j He said that the Christmas cards which the investigators had charged I were wrongfully purchased, had been | properly bought: that he was receiv j ing, as adjutant general, many' cards of the same nature from adjutant gener : als of other states; that he had A. G. j Kennard print them; that he never told j Kennard to charge them to his person al account, "I sent the cards to Mrs. Moody who ! was in tho north with instructions to ! mail them to the various adjutant gen j erals and draft boards," said Moody, j "which she did, paying the postage her i self." Regarding the printing of a poem on j the war, he said it had been considered so inspiring at the time it was re ! cleved in the adjutant general's office ! that it was deemed advisable to have j it reprinted and sent to the various j draft officials in the state, TRAVELED ON STATE BUSINESS, j Explaining the automobile expense j the report referred to, he declared j travel by train on draft business had been so unsatisfactory that it vvas con j side red. advisable to use an auto and * ho had done so, charging the expense j of upkeep to the state, which he con j sidered was no more than fair and I quite proper. He said he did not per H onally do all of the traveling, but that | others in his department had traveled j n the machines. He was glad, he said, j the committee had a geographer, ns he <n<j not know until the report of the committee was filed, how far he had traveled. The committee figured it 73,361 miles In two years, ; Moody charged that in tho matter of J the Edith Chaney trip north, his name j was not signed to the authorized IMHÏÏ BIT Lone Democrat on Committee Investigating Adjutant Gen eral's Department Says Tac tics Used Unfair. The minority report on the Moody investigation signed by Representative Hoff, lone Democrat on the committee, exonerates Representative C. S. Moody, former adjutant general, and M. Alex ander, former governor, 'n the man agement of the affairs of the former's office and charges that the Investiga tion was unfairly conducted. This re port was read to the t%vo houses Mon day afternoon following the majority report. It was declined by both hous es. The report is as follows: "The majority of your joint special committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the adjutant general's office have prepared and submitted a re port thereon with which report, as a member of the committee, I find my self unable to agree. "I, therefore, have prepared and now submit a minority report touching the affairs of the adjutant general's office and the Investigation thereof by the committee, and move that this report be substituted for the report of the majority and he adopted by the re spective houses of the state legisla ture. "So far as I have been able to gather the facts from the investigation made, there appears to be no evidence of wrong doing upon the part of the adjutant general in the conduct of his office and no irregularities worthy of mention. "His administration of the office, continued through the whole period of tho war, and many duties were im posed not necessary in time of peace. GREAT WAR IN PROGRESS. "The whole war machinery of the government for the state of Idaho was conducted through the office of the adjutant general, and many times expenses were incurred in matters of emergency when there was neither time nor opportunity to inquire wheth er, under ordinary conditions, it would be wise to make the expenditure. "I find that all expenditures made by the adjutant general during his In cumbency of office were made with a view to an economical conduct of the affairs of his office, with an hon est and patriotic purpose and with the exception of a few discrepancies nat urally incident to the conduct of an office during a period such as that through which the nation has passed within the last few months. "The records of the adjutant gener al's office present a condition not to be criticized. "l have not had an opportunity to be as well Informed upon the facts .disclosed by the testimony as I would hike. Some of the testimony' was tak en when I had no opportunity to be present, because of not being advised of the time of the meeting by the corn mitlee. Neither have I had an oppor tunity to inspect tho testimony re ported because the same has not been submitted to me, until today. HEARING UNFAIR. "I find myself likewise unable to agree with the conduct of the inves jtijçatlon of the adjutant preneral s offic® a* told down by the majority. The adjutant general, who was more inter ested than any other person, wqs do nied the right to have counsel during his examination or at any time dur ing his hearing. To my mind, this Is not in accord with the spirit of our voucher and he would bet the last dol lar he had tho committee could not prove that It was. Mrs. Chaney, he explained, was an efficient clerk In the department and had been sent north to assist a draft board after one 'of Its members had died. He charged that In this connection, an effort was made condemn him wrongfully and to shield others. NEVER GOT CENT WRONGFULLY. T never secured any of the state's money," said Moody In conludlng. -'You can't prove I got one dollar I was not entitled to. You can't prove and you won't attempt to prove, that I got one cent that was not approved by the state board of examiners. I defy and chal lenge you of the majority to do eo." A number of members left the chambers when the vote on adoption of 1 he report was taken. Several of them were Republicans. Mrs. Emma Drake, representative from Payette county, asked to bo excuaed from vot ing. Objection was raised. She thsn voted for adoption. Representative Harrison of Shoshone advised the house to go slow In adopting the report and made the point that If It wae udopted It did not place members on record as accepting the majority committer s findings as final. Moody said during his statement that the statement of the committee that many of the Items of expense coult have been charged to the federal gov ernment was Incorrect, as the govern ment had repeatedly Insisted that the state bees as much of the expanse of administering the draft law as it pos sibly could and this forced the stato to spend more than had been anticipated CHICAGOANS STOCK UP ' BEFORE TAX STUCK ON Chicago, Feb. 25.—Chicagoan« who like a nip wer® well supplied with the "wet" goods today. With the nearing extra tax of I3.i« a gallon on hard "llcker" and |8 i barrel on beer, consumers are carry lng packages from the size of a bottle to a barrel. Surface cars, suburban and elevated trains were packed with late homegoers carrying their package» and baskets. institutions and certainly not In accord with the idea of fair play which oc cupie« so Important a place In the American mind. 'The adjutant general was not per mitted to be present at any time dur ing the examination of other witnesses for the purpose of cross examination, or permitted to be present at all. "The adjutant general respectfully requested that the committee submit to him in writing the specific matters of items concerning which they desired him to turn his attention, that he might inspect the records and refresh his memory with reference to those mat ters, and even were the written request not agreeable to the committee that they verbally state to him the matters concerning which they desired him t<* testify, and this was refused. 'With the varied and multiform du ties which he was called upon to per form during the war, it was only right that he be permitted to direct iiis at tention to the particular matters con cerning which the committee might think there was some question, and not require upon the moment to recall ev ery act of administration without a moment's reflection. Such conduct, in my Judgment, would not be tolerated In a court of law where a man was charged with a criminal offense and being tried by a Jury. Certainly It was not becoming a committee of that body, the legislature, toward a member of that body when the only authority they had was the simple power of In vestigation. "The adjutant general requested that a copy of the transcript of the testl mony be furnished him so that even though he were denied the right to be present at the hearing, he might avail himself of the testimony given through reading the transcript, and this has mn been furnished him by the committee in time to be of any avnii. "I conclude that there was not a fair open and unbiased examination of the affairs of the adjutant general's office. NOT DISCREDIT. "That he was given no opportunity whatever to. present the matter in a public, fair and open manner, consist ent with the theory of our laws. That the disclosures made even though in the manner above mentioned, do not discredit the adjutant general or his office or his department. That the adjutant general conduct ed the affairs of his office honestly and efficiently and manifested a loyal and patriotic spirit: did his part in keeping the state of Idaho up to the high standard of patriotism and of ef fective service generally maintained throughout the period of the war." Banquet at Commercial Club This Evening to Discuss Fifth Liberty Loan Plans — Ad dresses and Music. Members of the state legislature will be guests this evening at a "victory loan" banquet to be held at the Boise Commercial club at 6 o'clock, under the auspices of the liberty loan committee having charge of the fifth drive of Vhich Montie B. Gwinn is chairman. The purpose of the banquet is to out line the needs of the fifth loan in order that members of legislature may take back the message to the counties w hich they represent and aid in putting the loan across. A program of addresses and music will be given. Short addresses will be made by Governor Davis, Monti® B. Gwinn, Lieutenant Governor Moore, M. A. Ki get*, speaker of the hou.se; Mrs. Frank B. Kinyon, representative of the wo mans liberty loan organization, and H. R. Munson. All but two members of the senate, who have made previous engagements, will be In attendance and over 40 mem bers of the house. RoiMIqnor IDAHO. I)led of wounds—Edward Doyle, Samuels. Wounded slightly, previously report ed missing In action—William Pierce, Hope: Henry T. Stevens, Burley: Frederick H. Geltz, Genesseo. Returned to duty, previously re ported missing—Martin A, Peterson, Kilgore. OREGON. Killed In action—Gudmund Ro genes, Astoria. Died of disease—Lieutenant John A. McCleverty, Portland; Sergeant, Rnn don F. Anderson, Portland; Corporal Walter PenCK, Salem. Died of accident—Edward F. Parker Grants Pass. Died, previously reported missing— 1 Conrad C. Cockerline, Estaiada. Wounded severely—Elmer A, Mills Newberg; Irving Balderree, Dallas; Albert D. Comp, Gresham. Wounded slightly—Roy A. Wright, Portland. WASHINGTON. Died pf .disease—Sergeant Thomas Martin, Castle Rock; Lieutenant LewlB N. Pinkham Jr., Spokane. Died of accident—Earl M. Horton, Selah, « Died, previously reported missing 1 — Artie M. Rtckard, Ouksdale. Wounded severely — Lieutenant Thomas G. Ware, Spokane; Ray H Miller, Seattle; Raymond N. Shaw Yakima; Frank Daniels, Tacoma; »teven Maks, Black Diamond; Thomas Thompson, Nespelem; Edgar R. Ha lony, Seattle; 8amuel W. Swank, Port Angeleaj Clellte Arthur Van Horn, Crescent City. Wounded degree undetermined, pre viously reported missing—James M. Baldwin, Elma. Present for duty, previously reported missing—Jesse Orbal Myers, Aber deen; Philip p. Palmer, Seattle; Harry W. Hamilton, Chewelah; Ronar Tu bon, Seattle; Fred Nix, Aberdeen. Action in Giving Honorable Dis charge to Conscientious Ob jectors Condemned—Favor Eleventh District. The action of Secretary of War Baker in giving honorable discharges to conscientious objectors was cen sured by the house of representatives Monday afternoon in the passage of a memorial to congress. That body is urged to condemn the action of the nation's secretary of war. The house also passed the Kent bill creating the Eleventh judicial district out of Bon ner and Boundary counties. The Bourne railroad crossing warning bill and the Thompson act to elect county ! commissioners by district instead of at large were uinong the measures killed Summarized, the action of the hous follows: MEASURES PASSED. The following measures were passed House bill No. 157, by' committer on roads—Providing sworn analysis o metal used in the manufacture of cor rugated culverts. House bill No. 129, by Kent—Creat ing the Eleventh judicial district out of Boundary-and Bonner counties. House bill No. 145, by Kent, Monson, Hugo, Hunt and Thomas—Defining a legal newspaper as one having had 78 consecutive weeks' publication. Senate bill No. 63, by committee on banks and banking—Providing taxes of banks must be paid prior to second Monday' tn December. House joint memorial No. 17, by committee on Indian and military af fairs—Protesting to congress tho ac tion taken by Secretary of War Baker giving honorable discharge and full pay to conscientious objectors. MEASURES KILLED. The following measures were killed: House bill No. 20. b.v Thompson ■— Providing for the election of county commissioners by districts Instead of at large. House till No. 93, by Robert.on—Re lating to lettvrs of administration in cases«of intestacy. House bill No. 69, by Bourne—Re quiring insinuation of warning signals at railroad eus sings. (Continued from Page One.) first explanation of the league of na tions constitution to his cabinet this afternoon. At the same time the president prob ably will give his official family his plans to obtain nation-wide approval of the league. Because of the presi dent's short stay* in this country', it Is believed cabinet members will deliver a series of addresses in support of it. This probably will be done while the president is again in France attending the peace conference. DOMESTIC PROBLEMS. Today's cabinet meeting is the first with the president in 13 weeks and rich department head has a report m domestic conditions ready for his attention. Chief among these are the financial and labor situations, which president will be asked to disen tangle, as well as future army and navy plans, the railroads and recon struction work in general. Secretary of f>abor Wilson Is anxious _________ _______________________ that the president reserve at least one 1 day of his short stny for a confer ence with governors nnd city officials the unemployment situation and the general Industrial unrest. The president found a mass of ex ecutive business awaiting him. About a dozen bills passed in con gress were on his desk for approval. There was a mass of personal mail nnd other communications which had been accumulating sinco he sailed from France, but he planned to clean this up rapidly. VACANCIES TO FILL. Several Important positions must be filled by him within the next few days, chief among them being a suc cessor to Attorney General Gregory. In addition, ho will fill vacancies on the Interstate commerce commission, the federal trade commission nnd the federal reserve board. Conferences with party leaders have been reserved for tomorrow, as the Democratic national committee meets here then, and probably will choose a chairman. Wednesday evening also has been set aside for the dinner with the congressional foreign relations committee« to explain "article by arti cle," the constitution of the league of nations. Thursday the president will march In and review from a stund In front of the white house a parade for re turning fighters. Arrangements have been completed for the president to keep In closest touoh with the peace conference. Al most Instantaneous communication with the American delegation will be main tained. The president's stay In this country may be governed by the de velopments at the conference ,as he hss made his plans to return hurriedly should any matter demand his per sonal attention. FUNERAL 8UPPUE8. McBratney & Co. carry Jn stock the very best of funeral furnishings and sell them at reasonable prices. Oqly undertakers In Boise who own an auto hearse, therefore independent. Price of hearse In city, *7.—Adv. tt Plano moving mua» easy. Call 71. Peasloy Transfer & Storage Co.—Adv W. O. W. Well, the war Is over and the flu haB passed, but the big social of the Woodmen of the World will be held Wednesday evening. February 26, for member* and families. Dancing and refreshments.—Adv. F25 Mothers! Read the Signs! If you will learn to give Cascarets, the candy cathartic, to your children, instead of castor oil, calomel and pills, you will save money, and avoid lots of worry, coaxing and sickness. Truly 1 ABSOLU ED GIVE THAT NO NO PILLS K ctvr Çj'STpj? oil calomel OIL THEY AR LIKE CAN WANT 0 \L CtS«* j&»S2 and pills vr* When one of the kiddies has a white tongue, a tainted breath, sour stomach or a cold; when bilious, constipated, feverish, remember, a sweet candy Cascaret to quickly "work" away the nasty bile, sour fermentations and poisons should always be the first treatment given. Children really love to take candy Cascarets and they never gripe the tender bowels, never injure, and never disappoint the worried mother. Give Cascarets to children one year old and upwards. Each 10 cent box contains full directions for children and adult«. BESSIE BARRISCALE "ALL OF A SUDDEN NORMA" HOW A CLEVER YOUNQ WOMAN PLAYED A MAN'S GAME IN A MAN'S WAY. FULL OF SNAP AND VIM— A PICTURE OF VITALITY AND ACTION. COMEDY AND SCENIC IN ADDITION STRAND—Today Only U. S. AGENTS NOW READY TO GARNER FEDERAL TAX Washington, Feb. i25.—Officials of the internal revenue bureau are ready to receive payment of federal taxes. The new revenue law provides for installment payments on all taxes if the taxpayer so chooses. The first In stallment must be forwarded with the returns of the taxpayer and must be In the hands of the revenue collectors by March 15. One-fourth is payable on that date, one-fourth on June 15, one-fourth Sept. 15 and the rest on Dec. 15. A penalty of 6 per cent per month to gether with a loss of the Installment privilege begins accruing It 25 per cent of the tax Is not paid on or before March 15. CLAIMS SOLE RIGHT. Chicago, Feb. 25.—The supreme council of Knights of Columbus toda> claimed sole right to dispose of the Î25 OOU.OOO war work fund assigned to It. The action came as a result of a de. cislcn by the committee last week that not mote than 10 per cent of the aCth ollcs' fund should be used in providing free comforts for soldiers In France. 8TART8 MUCH CICKNESS. A clogging mass of undigested food that remains fermenting In the stom ach or Intestines sends the poisons It develops through the entire human body. "Keep the bowels open." Is one rule of health recognized by all 1 schools of medicine. Foley cathartic Tablets cleanse the bowels, sweeten the stom ach and benefit the liver. For Indiges tion, biliousness, bad breath, bloating, gas or constipation, no remedy Is mure highly recommended. No griping or nausea. WhltehraJ s Drug store.— Adv. t th s. SPANISH CABINET RESIGNS. Madrid, Feb. 25.—The Spanish cabi net has resigned, It was announced today. The Spanish cabinet was formed last November by Marquis De Alhuce mus. To say that she plays as well as a man would be to flatter ell the men in the world.—Walter Antho ny. 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Organisation of the big meeting was practically completed last night, when group gatherings were announoed for varloue hotels today. Among mattere to be discussed and probably adopted are questions of higher salaries for teachers, war gar den plans for schools, military train ing In schools and teaching of foreign languages.