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the U. S. Commander Alleged Hepi.ris From France Prove l'o Be False And Without The Least Foundation. One of the liquor journals recently announced that "American soldiers in France are to have canteens similar to those of the French and British armies which supply the troops with wine, beer, rum. anil porter, says the Outlook. The American soldiers will be permitted to buy such beverages as they used to get from the teens in this country in years past." That this statement is contrary fact is proved by letters which were written, in reply to inquiries, by Quartermaster-General H. G. Sharp to Wayne B. Wheeler, Counsel-General of the New York Anti-Saloon League, and by Adjutant-General H. p. Mc Cain to Congressman Cooper, oral Sharp wrote: You are informed that the Act of February 2. 1901, prohibits the pur chase with Government funds of any wine, malt, or spirituous liquors. It is known that the Commanding General, United States Expeditionary Forces in France, is exercising every possible precaution to protect the of fleers and men of his command. General McCain wrote; can !.. Geu You are Informed that General Per »hing, to whom this matter was re a P THE GREATEST AG NOSTIC' THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN SAID— I THINK THERE IS NO GOD HOBT. INGERSOLL u m ■ WE SAY THERE IS A ,0D AND CAN PROVE IT SEE THERE IS NO ETERNITY THERE IS NO HEREAFTER \ x t i In Seven Reels « THERE IS PATHOS, THRILLS GALORE AND HUNDREDS OF INTENSELY INTERESTING MOMENTS IN ' I BE LIEVE," AND IN WRITING IT THE AUTHOR, GEO. LOANE TUCKER, FURNSHED A SUFFICIENTLY LARGE DASH OF COMEDY TO ALLEVIATE THE TENSENESS OF THE SERIES OF STRONG SITUATIONS. SLOWLY THE MAN WHO WAS DEAD RAISED HIS HEAD, SLOWLY THE MAN WH OHAD BEEN INTO THE GREAT UNKNOWN LOOKED ABOUT HIM. BUT HIS EYES-THEY LOOKED INTO HIS EYES AND WHAT THEY SAW THERE FROZE THEIR VERY BLOOD. LAYERING THEATRE Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2 PRICES: NIGHT, 15 CENTS AND 35 CENTS; MATINEE, 10 CENTS & 25 CENTS J ferred for investigation and suitable i recommendation, slates that no can- : teens of the kind referred to by you: are maintained by the American forces in France, and none such are | contemplated. ] General Pershing further states that i every proper effort has been made j and will he made to Insure temper- ] ance among officers and men of his i command, and that no one has so | great an interest in the matter as those officers who are charged with the duty and responsibility of the command of our troops in France. The liquor rations supplied to the troops of France and Great Britain have been recently criticised by Col onel Azan, of the French army, who has been in command of the Harvard regiment. Colonel Azan stated that those who claimed that the light wines of France were non-intoxicating were in error. He said that he did not be lieve in the distribution of a rum ration, and that he believed that the troops behaved themselves better in the assault and more intelligently without it. In discussing the prob lem of drilling American troops in France, he said that our would necessarily be housed very of ten in the cottages of the natives. In these cottages would be wine and brandy. Civilians in a spirit of hos-1 pitality would ask our troops soldiers to drink with them, and he hoped that our troops would then say, "My com mander. General Pershing, has order ed us to touch no wine, beer, cider. We are good soldiers, and or spirits. good soldiers cannot disobey." The French people, says Colonel Azan, love military obedience, and in a few days they would say, "Don't let's offer that wine any more, be cause It is asking the boys to dis obey, and we don't want to do that." In order to assist in the protec tlon of our troops on furlough Col onel Azan also expressed a belief that the French Commander-In-Chief should be asked to post notices in the towns of France to the follolwng ef effect; The American Military Government asks its troops to touch no wine, beer, cider, or spirits while here. Therefore we ask all merchants not to sell any such beverage to them, and if any merchant does sell to them, the Mayor of the town will close the saloon and the Commander-In-Chief will place 'a sentry before it. Apparently General Pershing and Colonel Azan are 'of one mind in re gard to the relation between soldierly efficiency and the distribution of liq uor. FROZEN OHIO RIVER IS AID TO BOOZE PEDDLERS (International News Service) WHEELING. W. VA.. Jan. 25.— Booze has invaded West Virginia on a five-mile front! The "beverage" has! been raiding the state from over the ice-jammed Ohio river. Prohibition officers here are experi encfng much trouble in dealing with persons who bring liquor from the |Ohio side. When the Ohio froze solid on a five-mile front they found il difficult to watch so wide an expanse of territory, with the result that the liquor carriers are reported to be crossing the ice in. ever increasing numbers, COKE OUTPUT IN 1917 LOW WITH HIGHER PRICES (International News Service) CONNELLSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 26 Output of coke from this region was lower in 1917 than the year preced ing, but the war gave a gross value to the fuel so much higher than in 1910 that it really constitutes an era in the industry. The total production was 17,806,181 tons, a drop of 3,848,321 tons over 1916. The value of the product was $111., 288,631, which is $55,520,016, or 99.5 per cent increase. Incidentally. 1917 brought the widest range in the price of spot coke in the history of the trade. The range was from $2.75 t) $16 a ton. 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ATHERTON & WYATT Chiropractors 119 Main Avenue East Twin Falls Phone 963-R BAKER HITS BACK HARD AT MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE Shows That They Acted Unfairly—Had Acted on Every Case of Medical Neglect Reported and Dismissed Two Doctors From Service—Would Have Acted Had Chamberlain Given Facts to Him Instead of Making Public Statement in Instance of Which Senator Complained—Had Himself Given Gorgas Report to Papers and Tried to Conceal Nothing-Explains Rifle De lay and Says General Leonard Wood Advise i Following British Example and Drilling With Wooden Guns. WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.—Secretary j of War Baker came hack hard at his | congressional critics today. He went j to the capitol early this morning and laid his cards upon the table before the senate military affairs commit tee. There was in evidence a rather bit ter undercurrent on the part of com mittee members against the secretary from the start. Secretary Baker said he did not ap pear to defend himself or to defend any individual in the war department. He came,- he said, to make clear to the American public. In so far as was compatible with the efficient conduct. of th^ war just what the war de partaient has accomplished up to this time. "The country is entitled to know the facts. It is entitled to know what the problems have been and what steps have been taken to meet them," he said. The general feeling throughout the country that the war department had "fallen down" Secretary Baker attributed to the fact that the country was iropa tient to be in the fight. The people I want to feel, he said, that the coun i try, "is great and strong and can hit I like a man" at Its enemies. He said | that he too, had experienced a shock I of horror when he read tha letters I Senator Chamberlain had read in the senate telling ot mistreatment of ! wounded and dying men in the can j tournent hospitals. But these, he said, j were unusual cases; that there had [been not more than a dozen and halt [of such complaints since the country hegan its preparation for war. "I want now to find who was guilty of this inhuman treatment in order to i punish them," Secretary Baker de 1 dared. promised to give him the names signed to the two letters in order that he might investigate and punish, he add Senator Chamberlain had led. country now is passing through a period of questioning that accompanied every great enterprise, I the secretary of war was convinced. He himself often questioned whether we "have done all that we ought to have done," he said, "and it was nat ural that the rest of the country should do the same." "I am here now with no hurriedly gathered data," he said. The 1 "I am here to make compen jdious statement and I wish that any one of you who has a question would not hesitate to ask it. for that is the only way that the confidence of this great people can be buttressed in this time of psychological crisis." Secretary Baker called attention to I the cases of Lieutenant Charles W. Cole of Camp Beauregard and Lieu tenant John W. Dwyer of Camp F'uns 1 ton, who recently were court mar 1 tialed and ordered dismissed for neg lect of duty in the performance of their medical duties. Secretary Ba ker declared he had recommended im prisonment for these officers. "The action taken in these cases," I Secretary Baker said, "is that of the I department setting its face against callous and Indifferent treatment of soldiers. I want doctors and the country to know that the lives and welfare of the soldiers are a respon I sibility which I will not permit to be ) dodged or treated in any cavalier fashion. I "Those who are indifferent and ; negligent will be punished as the pen alty provides." Secretary Bakqr declared he had j ordered Surgeon General Gorgas to ; inspect the camps and cantonments j and when the investigation was com | pleted that officer reported conditions unsanitary. Secretary declared he himself gave the reports to the newspapers. "1 did that for two reasons," said Secretary Baker, "for I wanted no concealment and I wanted the help of the country." i He added he had advised continu ous inspection of the camps by an of ficer of the staff of the surgeon gen leral and told of the subsequent ap Ipointment of Dr. Hornsby to this duty. Secretary Baker presented a letter from Mary Roberts Rhinehart who he said had made inspections of many of the camps. Mrs. Rhinehart offered many suggestions and added : "There are conditions to be rem edied hut cruelty and indifference I have found nothing. Ninety-nine out of each hundred men drafted are re ceiving better care than they could afford to receive at home." "The largest purpose of my appear . 1 here is to urge that every citizen r ®alize that this is their enterprise am * to of y° u alul ot every cltl zen - criticism and when shortcomings are Pointed out to you X ask you to ~ ~ In the district court of the fourth judicial district of the state of Idaho, in and for Twin Falls County, Shea, defendant, Notice of Writ of Attachment, Notice is hereby given that on Jan nary 9, 1918, a writ of attachment was Issued out of the above entitled court ' n Gie above entitled action, attacb I n K Die property of the above named defendant for the sum of $493.00. 'h Witness whereof I have hereunto 8el twy hand and the sea| pf my office * lli8 Jilhuary, J, FINCH, Clerk of thé District Court By C. L. BOWEN, Deputy, F- L. Ashton, attorney for plain Üff. Twin Palls, Idaho. 1-15-22-29. (Continued on Page 6) LEGAL rUBLICATIONS W RIT OF ATTACHMENT J- A. Johnson, plaintiff, vs. J. B. ■ NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of an execution in my bands, issued out of the district court of the fourth judicial district ot the state of Idaho, In and for the county ot Twin Falls, in the suit of Gem State Lumber company, a corporation, against Fred L. Clute, duly attested the 26th day of December, 1917, I have levied upon all the right, title and interest of the said Fred L. Clute in and to the following described prop erty. situated In Twin Falls county. Idaho, viz.: Southwest quarter (SW%) of the Southeast quarter (SET4) of Section Nine (9), Township Nine (9) South. Range Fifteen (16) East, of the Boise Meridian, Twin Falls county, Idaho. Notice Is hereby given, that on the 11th day of February, 1918, at 10 o'clock a. m. of said day, at the front of the court house, City of Twin Falls, county of Twin Falls, state of Idaho. 1 will sell all of the right, title and interest of the said Fred L. Clute In and to the said above described prop erty, at public auction, to the high est bidder for cash, lawful money of the United States, or so Auch of it as may be necessary to satisfy execu tion and all costs Given under my hand, this 9th day of January, 1918. FTIANK M. KENDALL. Sheriff of Twin Falls county, Idaho. 1-15-22-29-; 2-5. Investment Opportunity An active Salt Lake manufac turing corporation needs addi tional capital. A limited amount ot treasury stock to be sold at this time to enlarge this grow ing Industry. An especially ex cellent opportunity for one in vestor who would care to af filiate with the company la an active way as well as financial. Flill particulars upon applica tion. care Times. Address "International"