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TflK OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM. OREGON
WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 22. 1020
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In this paper and also the local news published herein. ' s
R. J. Hendricks. .
Stephen A. Stone.
he needed, for itj is some time'yel
lilU UIU"l.iM - ! v no..' 1
I'rank Jaskoski. . . ... I Manager Job Dept.
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- The Hon. Claude Kitchin, lead
er of the Democratic minority in
the house, will retire from public
life on account of ill health. I'n
dcr the leadership or the states
man cX Threpir's Neck the Dem
ocrats of the house made more
noise and covered less distance
than at any time in the recent
history of the party.
( Argentine seems disposed to"
compete with Mr. Harding inthi
ffipunization of a league differ
ent from the present one. hut it
does not follow that two things
which are different from the same
thins re necessarily similar to
Business Office, 23.
Circulation Department. 583.
Job Department, 583. :
Society Editor 106.
Eutered at the PoKtof flee in Salem, Oregon, as second class matter.
in production. They arc baid pn
the assumption of a uniform pres
sure to be attained gradually
throughout the world, with no
convulsive disturbances as th.
pressure increases. Tiiisimplin
a reign of justice, national and
International, and periect equity
in: the distribution of the good
things that the earth yields.
. Such an ideal is still remote,
and until it is attained the "load"
which the earth can carry without
catastrophic displacements com
parable, to the contusions of au
earthquake must fall very far
short of the theoretic maximum.
In Russia, unlike China, the limit
o population is still more remote;
H.i 150. 000, Out) people might per
haps, under favorable conditions,
increase to 40U.ooo.yoo- without
disaster. Cut under the conditions
which iictually obtained an iu
create of ."io.00ti.000 or 50 per
cent in the quarter century be
fore the war was su I fir lent to in-
at a rate that ta astonishing many
people who go from other coun
tries to China.
JJAi:OXS IIAUKKX hoi?:.
Actoruiug io pracncaiiy ium
rlete fisures compiled ty the New
York World from official infor
mation, the popular vote, for the
three minor rarties totaled: So-!crtat,e internal strains to the
cialist 910.477: Farmer-Labor I breaking roint; the ruthless real-
2 4 2, 1C0; prohibition. 177.957.
There was then no "third party
in the sense in which the term is
now generally understood.
SALEM'S USEFUL CITIZENS, HER PpOR PEOPLE
Salem has use for all of her people, the rich, the near
rich, the men with jobs but with little, or no money saved
' up t , '
And also the poor. -We
could do little without our bankers, capitalists, mon
ey lenders and enterprising manufacturers and business men,
in making Salem a progressive and growing city in which it
is good to live; but the farmers and fruit growers who have
harvesting to do in the summer time, and berries and hops
to pick, and the canneries and dehydration plant and jam and
icllv concerns, and the dryers and various other fruit handling
and shipping concerns must absolutely depend upon the poor
! in order to get their crops gathered and put into shape for
the markets of the world.
It would do the banker owning a loganberry patch no
rrnnd to tro to all the expense of getting the berries to a
. ripened' condition if he could not obtain men, women and chil
dren to pick them.
: And what kind of men, women and children do the pick
ine? -i .. -
Not the capitalists and manufacturers and merchants
They are too few and they are too busy.
It will take a great many people to gather the fruit crops
f next summer in the Salem district.
i It used to take 50,000 people to gather the Willamette insures because of the rtaiitic
vallev hop crop. " temper, the,e conditions create;
It will soon take 100.000 and more to gather the logan-i wnen twerc ar to mjT nioulhs
v Qn,llWmall fniit . rrnna. and to nullthe flax and nick a .Pestilence may not be wholly
( Springfield Republican.)
It is impossible for the mind to
:rasp in any but an 'arithmetical
sense tne statement made tne
ether day that 15.000,000 people
in China will starve to .death de
spite all that can be tione in the
way of reliefs No doubt the es
timate is rague.j yet China has in
the past suffered even greater
calamities: During the Taiping
rebellion in the f 9th century the
combined loss of- life from var,
pestilence, and famine was reck
oned at 4 0,000,000 or more, yet
this frightful mortality only tem
Vorarily redrced the population.
I-'rom the economic point of view,
leaving human sympathies out of
the account, such; a disaster ha3
its compensations. China is over
crowded. When epidemics rage
il-is sometimes difficult for the
( government to take effective
ism of Ilussian literature shows
clearly that for a great part of
those added 50.000.000 life un
der the old order was unendur
able Russia's inheritance was
rich but the disinherited 'were
many, aliens in their own land.
It cannot be said that in any
country problems of production.
of distribution, of government
have yet attained such a solution
as to permit the theoretical max
imum population load to be car-"
ried with safety. The conditions
which prevailed before the war
and which helped to cause it were
artificial in character and their
destruction makes the migration
of millions of people necessary.
Such a flow inevitably creates
new stresses and agitations." and
to deal with the grave resulting
problems Is as great a task as
can he put before statesmen. To
deal with them'either relfishly or
in a spirit of panic would do great
Just now, on account pf the off time for seasonal work,! uc :better off wben lhe
and the fact that we have no adequate employment bureaus ba-rua u coarse. The hen pe-
i And perhaps on account of the unthriftiness of some, ncd in Ch,na history have come
and the shiftlessness of others, and the bad luck or sickness !afttr ,ne ot th- recurrent cai-
or misfortune 6f others- , 5 j auntie ha, reduced somewhat the
There are a number of poor, families in Salem in dis- tt,rlin? treasure of population
tress I which reduces .life to a fctrugste
No mtlPr what the cause, thev ae in distress ,ur Dare ex,"PDCe-
a.i o.i vrl -ln -ii irJri Ueformen hJv'e dreamed of re-
illHI MIIU i,V.Vl IllttAV A 1 i'-v n ,
So we must help these" families, now; because the dic
tates of humanity call for it, in the first and highest place-
And also because we will need all these people next spring
and summer. .
So The Statesman has given its warehouse, just .behind
the W. C. T. U. corner, to be used to receive all the things
that may be donated to the needy families of Salem, and the
Boy Scouts will see to it that these things, are taken care-of
and distributed -.? ' j v
Today, tomorrow, Friday. and Saturday'
And longer, if anything in left over, j
So bring or send anything, lhat any poor family may
need flour, jwtatoes, carrots, cabbage clothing, groceries
anything ,.. y 1 ' - . "1 .-': ' -'".".',;'"-..
And the distribution will be carefully made. '
Nothing will go amiss.. . , . U ., :
A record will be kept, and the names of those who give
will be published '
But not the names of those who received '
The writer knows the response will be generous Those
who know .say it cannot be too generous; for it is several
weelcs yet till spring; the sun is just starting back towards
the good old summer time.
Austria has been admitted to
the League of Nations. Why dis
criminate against Germany if the
doors aro to be thrown ojcen to
the nations that brought on the
speech at Geneva a few cays ago
when he told the assembly that
disarmament was "the acid test
tf the Iajcue of Nations.".Tbcr-
are others, but this is as acid as
any of them.
Meri'atiou in Armenia liy Hres!
eeut Wilson still waits upon a re
pl from Geneva: meonwhile Le
n'ne is doing the mediating. Dip
Iviiiiatlcull.v. the league lacks a
IJlackbej ries is the Salem slo-fct-n
subject for tomorrowr -lf you
know anything aliout blackber
ries, tell the Falem
lor, aud do it today,
di.ty. . -
It is your
(lei many's need. Waiter Uathe
lt;ui tells tho convention ' of the
Ueuiocralic party at Nurember
i:' for "less discussion and
I roducUon." Ia that respect Gcr- ri
r.iuny is not unique. .
If you Irave anything. t.iai can
be vised by the poor lamiiics of
Salem, send it to The Statesman
more , i-r u. r--,. .m t,. u,
-lit', T IK. i I. (fc nat, iv MHUVi
ihrUM of '.the Uoy S- outs. and
I'eving this chronic misery by in
troducing into China improved
nethods of agriculture and of in
dustry, but such betterments can
only postpone the solution of the
problem. -j If they made it possihle
to maintain double the population
they!. would provide for the growth
of but CO years orjso. when thfr
problem would Teciir In an ag
gravated form . and ' .hundreds of
ii'lllions of people might p' rlsh
in suriiy a crisis as the present.
fk long a .4 the racial Instinct, the
religious !e'acb.ing,andthe social
organizaaiou of. China combine to
produce a surplus of population,
the pressure on the soil must con
tinue; any reliefs which more
scientific production could give
would 'be merely temporary, cre
ating not an. outlet ', but a idnk
which would gradually fill till
the old level was reached.
A more fundamental solution
must be found, and not for Chliu
(alone, if the world is to escape an
era or desolating wars. Of all th
causes of war by tat the greatest
nd the most persisteut through
history Is the strain caused by
differences in the density of pop
ulation and in economic pressure.
Theoretically the world as a w hole
and most parts ol it'ns units have
come nowhere near! their maxi
mum capacity for the sustenance
of human life. It js possible for
a statistician, taking account of
every fertile acre and of the in
tensive culture by which a square
mile may feed hundreds, to pic
ture a world sustaining in coni
fcrt a population many fold
ereatcr than it now bears, I,ut
the L'topian element in these pic
tures must not be overlooked.
The above leading editorial ar
ticle from New England's ablest
newspaper does not paint a pretty
Or rather the mind picture that
suggests the condemnation - to
death -by. starvation of millions of
the nuts, and assist in the Harvest in various other ways. vnwelcomc- leco mcs a lot" j Though that is what is happen-
S hprr i. to SalATii's useful citizens, her DOOr DeODle!! ,ery and those who survive willjicg. and expected to happen to
some five million!! of human be
fogs in China, who are too remote
from lines of transportation to be
reached in time to save them -
And the number would be much
greater but for the help that U
being given by the charitable peo
ples of the western nations in par
ing those that can be reached.
Li 'Hung Chang, the great
Chinese statesman, toid General
Grant, when he visited China af
ter serving his second term as
president of the' I'niied States,
that his great problem v.as try
ing to keep his people from btarv
ng And it is a Chinese maxim that
when one person anywhere in
China is idle, some one goes
So millions In that tand are al
ways on the verge of starvation.
ltut still China is rich in re
sources, she has enough iron orf
to la.-t the world 1 000 years;
great bodies of coal; Vast water
p;wer; immense undeveloped na
If she would abandon ages old
traditions concerning sacred
places, and the worship of ances
tors and their place or burial,
and many others, and throw off
the lethargy of the centuries past,
and-gdopt modern western civili
zation.' China coujd feed her own
reople. and she would become a
first-class power; who can say
that slie would not become the
vcrld's greatest power as she
has the greatest population anion;
all the nations?
And this thing is being done:
u has been very, very s'ow to
start, but it is going forward now
World politics evidently is no;
a study, to which Karon Sakamoto
of Japan pays much attentiou.
Cablegrams from Tokio quote him
as Jusifetiug upon the' removal
fiom the Anglo-Jpanee treaty of
the clause which exempts Great
r.rirI:i from any obligations to
Japan in the event of a war bc-
tween Amcrka and Nippon.
That treaty Is none too papu
la i with. the llriti.-sh people now;
if the baron's suggestion er
adopted it is practically certain
that the English parliament wo'ild
torn pel the Lloyd George cabiuel
to terminate . it. Our cousins
an oss the Atlantic de-ire nothing
so .much as to maintain the
friendliest relations with the
Never would they consent to
join an Asiatic country in en at
tack upon 'this land! -
Even if a British government
came into power that was foolish
enough to agree to the wish of
the baron and his countrymen, it
is' certain the people. would not
war against this republic in be
half of ' Japan. Downing street
might declare war without con
sulting parliament, as it did
against Germany In 1914. but the
bouse of commons would refuse
to vote supplies. '. .
. Itlood is thicker than water.
llaron Sakamoto rails also to I
take into consideration the great
unpopularity of the Anglo-Japanese
alliance in Australia and New
Zealand and the little less dis
satisfaction with it felt in Can
ada, especially in the west.
llaron Sakamoto Is- probably
talking through his hat. for the
home consumption of the fellows
who run the yellow press of that
insural empire, ana the few fire
eaters over ttiere who are flrsl
cousins of our I. W. V.
nut the elder statesmen of
Japan want, no trouble with the
I'nited States, and they know
"East is East and West is West.
And never the twain shall meet.
Till earth and tky stand pres
ently At God's great judgment ieat."
I? . a m w i
oun". sue losau ner neaa ibu
hrrleyes glittered resentfully,
"h'h-n 1 complains. His" Lillian.
it 'v n't be no batia aronnd the!
h'isU.' she retorted. "Lot straight!
fro the f boulder. Ual I don't
holjj no truck with thish ere
nlgjt gallirantin' for yob. It Jes
wears you out runnin' around
tenin' lo other folks- business.'
Iti-r eye looked disapprovlngfy
at me. hroui a vantage point be-
her. Lillian's twinkled in
Wht Madse lXvincd
man kia bay a wif fo to c,U
Ing she had a -knotty tansle to it
To Ue CJutinueJ)
Tcah dollait!" gaipej if.
rc. mho i.'t took ta vruk
Itastns Iookel over bis paper BieTs got foaW oU
al Horace and remarked "Nigcer. tarn he doaa aed no wife
REVELATIONS OF A WIFE
(Continued from page 1)
"Kever mind. Itetty. she said
soofiiinrlv. "there won't be any I
nm r Vallirantln V fAr ajtm fllil" i
Itum, along now and gtt your;
tM'aHty sl.ep." !
. Ittty shufflel off down the!
hal still grumbling, and U'.lian j
mounted rapidly to th s-cond I
floo. There was distinct . an-;
xletH in Lillian' manner, and I ;
felt J myself vaguely sharing her j
' r we n eared the entrance to;
oldr.Mrs. Morton's room, from
whif'h a bright light was etream
iug.Swe heard the sound of slifld
ehiltlish sobbing. With a quick.
in.twn breath. Lillian's hurried !
footsteps broke into a run I
noiseless, however, for all Its!
switjness and In another mo-!
meirt we were In the sick room.
andLillian had gathered her lit-;
tie daughter. Marion, from the I
rur int wbicii tier rntluisn race
was,:pre?sed In an eTfort to make
her 1 weeping noiseless.
Yak ncr 'ay.' Katberine
rpokjo softly, yet peremptorily.
witKout turning: her head. She
and:, the physician wer- swiftly
desjrrately working over the In
ert figure on the bed.
"po you need Madge?" Lillian
wasalready at the door. Marion's
faceburied in her shoulder.
"So. Marion needs you both.
I hjfcl n" opportunity to care for1
ner.if Katnenneg ione was
district command to get out of
the ay. I fallowed Lillian down
the fhall and up th stairs to the
rorfl'-hung toom which she shared
wlttr the child.
S(le sat down In a roomy rock
ing wchair and turned the little
glrl face gently away from her
shorlder. The child's face was
colonies, her lips had a pinched,
blue; look .that spoke of nervous
exhaustion, and loth fingers and
lipswere twitching convuUlTely.
white shudd-rlng little gasps, too
feeb'ie to 1 called sOts, came
frorfj her throat.
"Oh. Mamma! mamma! she
moa'aed. "If Grandma dies I don't '
wanjjj to live."
IQwas only the hytterical out-!
burii ot a loving. . frlghfned
chll. but it showed me In a flash j
wha$ Lillian had meant by say-1
Lugh & Grow Fat
flatty Arbuckle j
a little while ago. dear child.- she
Mid ritut don't drop btck Info
the sort ofa mental doormat,
moony attitude In which yon have
been indulging for some time..
Your brain was made for better
And while ostensibly she s;oke
or my lack of initiative and de
cision, yet ) knew that she also
meant me to recognize a reference
to Captain Hugh Grantland.
HOW LILLIAN itltOKK
NEWS TO MAfJGE.
One of the largest "cut-trim and male"
. houses in Chicago has just Rent us a consignment
of made-to-measure suits which we are authorized
! to sell at " " '
$29, $33, $35, $37.50
These arc wonderful values. They're all wooL
They're well made serges, cassimeres, ChevioU
and fancy worstetls. They were made by one of
the best tailoring establishments in American We
know the concern, for wc have done business with
them for several years. .
Why Offered At So Low
These are suits that were made to order but
were left on the makers hands by reason of car
pet conditions. They must be disposed of at onre.
We're one of their representatives fortunate
enough to be selected to sell them.
The Best Sell First So Come Early
' 42G State Street
! I r. lifi ce it will !e i!iti!iuted tj
' ih" places who-, it belongs. I -
v-:..ll t.. r 4 i. t ...... .1 ........ it l, . 1 1 1 1 .:it i... ; Tim- . .....
m-"i,v; .mini 1 iiva vi ui'; I'tiiu iifuii 11 mat licit- ni'i, ih; j uiiiriin'iait' l'lv per CCilt e!-" Iirl!i4,v
British dclegatiuii used plain a'g.euerous response;' but all wi'l j fieieney in government as well as ! ..'l'r"rr
January II. Kridiiv Rkrtba!l. Wit-
hiwH! ti. O. A at SrlfW.
Jannsre 111 and so, W.lnp.la'- an
Ihnrvda? Ami a I inrliliitn V. W. f. A
January '20 anl 21. Thursday aul Kri
dar HavVnbat VViilinrtle . I. ( O
January I. Tued j t or'ju.Tli.u n!
Kinj llins.. arm..ry.
-unitary 2. rrt.lar Trtunrular intrr
krUnalir 5Wat-. lrm, ''Siayiou and
On-s-m ity liicl; rhol riniin-.
The reft or our, ride to Lillian's
borne was almot-t a silent one. A
! t-sw swift, laeonir mnlnri rti
m the reason for her strange de
lay In coming to me.
"The man you knew wasn't to
be had." she explained. "o I was
compelled to come with the other
man myself, for I had told you to
wait for me to appear with him."
There was no hint in her ton
of reproach to me. yet I knew
that she could not help disapprov
ing my disoheral of her instruc
tions. An hour before I would
have, attempted to extenuate my
self, but In the new line of con
duct which I had mentallr out
lined for myself there was no
room for anythlnr save action.
There was no bett-rinj; the error
had madj by explanation, so I
simply sat filent. waiting for the
rest of Lillian's story.
"Then, just as 1 mi ready to
start." she said, "old Mrs. Morton
had a sudden and mot alarming
seizure. Katharine von know.
isn't eaMly alarmed, wa sure.
that she roujd Jive but" a few iiiln- j
utes. or tours?. I could not
leave her In such an extrmltv."
"Hut. itrelr ybe did not " I
besan. shocked and startled.
"No." Lillian returned. "She
rallied, and her physician, wh
will .remain in eharce with Kalh
erlne until we set there, says he
doesn't think lh end will cjme
tonlcht. at any rat?." ,
"The end Is near, then?"
"Merely a question of days, al
though the doetnr says he may
last even a wp-k or two. Poor
old soul! I think -h.'ll be glad to
(ro. and no one could w h her to
stay and surfer as she has done.
Uut her death just now rives me
a knotty tangle to itnrav?!." '
Mori'lair ' ' I:aLrtla!I
Lrirrrity f Idaho, at
Men's and Boys' Gift Things
You can't find any that arc belter than ours.
Salerta Woolen Mills Store
ONLY THREE SHOPPING
AYS UNTIL XMAS
LA A iiJ
Wi'ilanif 1 1
JVIinlarr I", au! 1
Wliitmau. at Va!l:, Wat!a
; -KrUrjarr 17. 1'tmrxljy Itakrll.!!,
j W .ll.mrtt. v Walla W alla Y. M. C A,
' al v alia w al'a.
FVl.rnarv I Jti'l f. Kriilar anl Sal
iur.lj) Ita-artliall, V llUlnrllr ;u
;a. at ponaiiF.
I'rliruary -J. Tofilr I:asLll.atf
! Vi!!amfti . Idaho, at Kal-t. ,
j KcHruary U-', Tue-la) W-shiDtun'
j Kel.mary 21 and 2. TlmrJay an. "ri-
lar ltakctlall, NV illaiuttta . WhiUnaa
! at S,. m.
, Mar.li 4 ami . F'rijjy anil Saturday
I'-avkrlliall, Wilhitnrtte . t' of t at
Afril I".. Krt. IlaM-Lall. VVillawdle
. L". of .. at hat-m.
A-ril l, . Saitrtlay UaM-l.a!l. WilUm
rlif . f. f ai KuKr.
May -Z'i. -'7 anil Willam
H . Wbitman. M Waila WI!
. l.h-iot.rr 1. Sattmlay . f Imlatiral
.Nvi-m!,rr 11. Friday
Walla Walla. .
XurraiK-r UI. Tburiay 'trntatiTr)
TUaUsiTius day football, WillaMetta
. iJuHawmjk. at ijalriu.
Well Ouarded IJoors.
Th"? taxi drew up before" her
door and she stopped talking
abruptly. As I followed herttp
the steps I wondered vaguely
what tanclf she miant. but knew
better than to express any cur
ij!lty upon the subject.
- Lillian opened the door of the
vestibule with her latchkey, and
thn. lockinr the door again, she
rang th bell of the Inner door,
which I Lnewr from experience
was a stout oaken one. well l.ar
r'caded. Hetty, irorgeousljr and
wonderfully attired in a rlanihov
ant wrapp-r. with a scarlet hand
kerchief tied over her kinky curls,
scowled slepilr at u.
"Well. Mis' Lillian." she itmm
blel. "doen yoh all think voh
through troitln'. tonight? You'll
be d-ad. chile, an dat's a.fac'.
but yolfll . nsver listen lo no
bdv." "You mean yotiTI be dead.
Hetty." Lillian smiled as she
spoke, but I think the old colored
woman und?rttooU the Implied re-
Great Day Is
About Upon Us.
Are You Ready?
not, we suggest that you take the
early car and start your shopping
before the big crowds gather. The
store service is better and we can
attend to your wants in a, more
sa tisfying manner.
, I Let your Christmas gifts come
ffom a reliable store. Every article
3?ou buy here you are assured that
it will be of real use and trust wor
tpy character to the recipient and
xyiH always reflect great credit
npon the judgment and good taste
pf their donors.
aAs A Gift .Choose From This List
g Hat liroltrn
Mai lei m Napkint
K e rr 1 1 it- f
I low it
We issue Glove Certificates and Merchandise Bonds
P Stores will
Jnot be open
-1GG STATE ST.