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1 HE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 17. 1920.
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BY WALT MASON
PIATtn IIOILI'D W ISDOM S
When once again we use our heads,
and calm become, and thrifty, there'll
be no room for noisy l'.eds. with
theories wild and shifty. The lnun
who owns a house nnd lot a garden
to its season, has little use for ribald
rot that seems to smack of Irerjton.
The man who has a pansy bed, with
tulips for a border, would see all
r.fritators dead; he's strong for law
und order. The clerk, who has a
b..nk account, the blacksmith or
mechanic, is tired when freaks the
rostrum mount and try to false a
panic. Upheaval Is the worst of fakes
though In gay "rK 'bey robe her;
thrift is the medicine that makes n
nation siine and sober. We blow the
roubles left and right while daylight
hours (tie sunny, and then We roar
around nil night and say we need
more money. It Isn't what wo earn
that counts when times m e must dis
tressing; It's what we save, In small
amounts, that keeps the sheriff guess
ing. Oh, then, ti longer let us drift
Jong with reckless spenders, hut
r.'.arrh beneath the flan of thrift, and
peach Its dazzling splendors.
A COALITION GOVERNMENT.
T IS now suggested that if the republicans are forced
hv public ooinion to nominate Herbert Hoover, that
the democrats mav also endorse him and brine about a
coalition government to handle reconstruction problems
with members of both parties. , .
Such an outcome would be most sensible and practical
There is nothing to be gained by bitter political partisan
ship at a time when the co-operation of everyone is need
ed in the most trying hour of the nation's history.
Hoover's friends state that he is a progressive repub
lican and would not accept the democratic nomination
j save on the adoption of a reactionary program by repub
! licans and a widespread popular demand. At the same
time, he has been a staunch supporter of President Wil
son and the league of nations and is therefor unaccept
able to the reactionaries in control of the republican
I party, though acceptable to the rank and file.
Hoover is not a partisan nor a poiiucian dui a con
structive executive and capable administrator, with an
unequalled record for making good in a big way. He has
a broad vision and comprehensive grasp of national and
It certainly would be patriotism for both parties to
merge temporarily and present a united front in national
and international affairs, that they may be settled free
from partisanship in the best way to guide the nation's
destiny in the very real crisis now faceda result that
would be satisfactory to every one but the politicians.
But why should the politicians rule the destinies of
the nation? Why should not the people exercise their
rights and force the nomination of Hoover by both par
tiesthe one man for whom there is a widespread pop
Out of the war of 1812 emerged a sort of coalition
government due to the collapse of the Federal partyan
era of good feeling during which the political factions co
operated and finally divided on new lines, creating new
partes to meet the new issues. History, they say, repeats
itself. At any rate the people have the opportunity to
relegate the politicians to their proper place in the back
ground and select their own president and inaugurate an
era of political good will to consider economic and indus
How Cartoonist Murray Wade Sees Some of
; The "Big Guns" at the Special Session
LOW and MARRIED LIFE
dij. tne noted autJior t.
A COMPLKX SITUATION.
. After delivering o short but timely
t:.lk on the subject of taking othor
people's property, Judge W. M.
JJushey released two small lads to the
custody of their parents, 'Thursday.
The boys, Eugene HarkMis. , and
Ualph Turnldge, 14, admitted having
entered Fred Myer's store, at Talbot
station, nnd taking sinaH change
atiiounllng to about $8, in Addition to
quantities of caudles and various ar
ticles. Judge Blishey pointed out to the
boys that crime always leads to dis
covery and punishment, ihe boys
were told of circumstances leading to
the upiirclu'nstnn of four Salem boys
Implicated in similar trouble, and of
the shame which was certain to fol
low wIhm! criminals start out. W. J
Turnldge and It E. lltirkens. fathers
of the boys, thanked Judge Tiushey
f ir his consideration of the affair and
promised that the. lads would keep
Uie court Informed concerning their
bhntior during the next year.
"This Talbot Incident Bhould be a
warning to cert it In young boys who
are npeiatlng in Haloni, right now,"
slid Judge Uushey, after the crest
f .lien youngsters had departed for
t'telr homes; "Voty soon the Juvenile
offenders who are breaking into Sa
Km stores, will realise what It
Menus." This was In rererenee to re
ports of repealed entry of Small
if'ore.s In Malcm, which several small
boys being suspected uf the offenses.
The thickens boy and young Turn
ldge entered the talbot store by means
of a skeleton key, absenting tbeni
lves from home on a pretext of at
tending Sunday school. Later, the
T iys viiilt.vl the store at night, upon
which occasion, tho money was ttik
r'uui' Hulein lads wore brought In
ti Juvenile court recently after syste
matically lobbluK the store of the
father, of one of lhi boys; esplnlnlnR
tiitsi'in'o from home on the nlKhta ot
the "raids" by clalmliilt Rttendnnce
at m cominunrty boys club.
Alice, had evidently seen my baK
also, thouuh whv I should call It mi hp
I do not know. I had distinctly told,8ala tne re8t'
my husband that I should never car
ry it analn. -
Alice, lnei'RUt of the controversy
over the bag, exclaimed as she came
up the steps: "Katherlne, you careless
Rlrl! You must have dropped your
Kold ha-, for I see that liess has It!"
Hearing It rflfertwd to in this man
ner Hess brought the bag Into view,
saying: "No, this Is not Katherlne's
Idea," said Bess. "I had no Intention
of leaving the city."
"Oh!" said Alice. Her Intonation
Subject Is Dropped.
The subjeot wus dropped with a
"Are you at last Toady to go
home?" asked John; turning to me."
"But I thought Katherlne wa go
ing back with me," said Alice..
"I'll go With you," said Karl to
"TrUst Karl to jump Into the breech
bag. It is one I have had a long time, where a pretty woman Is concerned"
hut never have carried It because tj""H . ""-einnfl harp comment.
'I trust you will not have to drive
home alone, Miss Moreland," said
Karl with a bow and a smile which
t.,1.,1,. .....II .vl. J.. At..,.. - -
Immediately sensedi ' ',, """" o. meir ac
and said-. "T.et ,elve disapproval of Bess.
j iov are you going nomev ask
ed John quickly,
"The way I came," she answered,
"With father!" And with that she
moved away with a most Insolent
swing of her shoulders.
"Helng all set," said Alice lightly,
(Monday The Story of the Oold ,
Japanese nre learning the Kngllsh
language rapidly in the United States,
suvordlng to the annual report sub
in It ted In San Franclsc yesterday by
the secretary of the Japanese Asso
ciation of America.
Thomas It. Williamson was elected
president of the Albany State bank at
the annual election of officers Saturday.
It's a fanny woman that don't shut
rr door once In ft while without thlnk
I i. I never knowed what might be
i .tiled a successful n:sn that could
thought it wus much too fine except
for smart occasions."
John's face was a study. Alice.
glancing at him
someuiing queer anu satu: Jx't me
see it! It's just like the one John gave
to Ktithcrlne the oilier day, lah't it,'
"I am mot sure," I answered cool
ly, "but I am glad to know that Eliza
beth has 1ih(1 the bag for a lung thav
because 1 have lost mine,"
"What?" Alice .exploded.
"yes," 1 assured her.
"When did you lose It?"
"yesterday," was my laconic reply.
"We will go light down town and
advertise for It. llow much did you
pay for It, John, Iluw much reward
do you think you should offer?"
i:il.nlM'(h Miireiitiul Smiles.
A smile of evident amusement curl
ed up the corners ot KlUaheth Alore
lnnd's mouth. She knew that I knew
that the bag she was holding was
mine, but she also knew, which I dirt
not know, that that particular bag nnd
been hers before John had given It
John was evidently In one of those
positions that might be characterlwd
as "my most embarrassing moment,"
and his predicament was not allev
iated in any way when Karl Mhepard
threw his fclove Into the arena with:
"You need not advertise, Alice. I
found Katherlne's bag yesterday ,.nd
will send It around to her in the
morning. Yes, It Is exactly like this
one," he com limed, taking the purse
from Hess' reluctant fingers and ap
parently examining It very carefully.
It was a peculiar situation. I eould
tell from John's black look that for
the first time Id his life he wits put
In a position where ho did not dare
to move, and tmttle things In his own
masculine Way. I atn sure lie could
have killed Karl Mhepard where he
stood, and I think tit that moment
begat) the severance ot the cords of
friendship that had existed between
the two men up to that time, and
wnleh lair were destined to be brok
Cukes A lid Ale To Her.
I, of course, thought that my rcfus-
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"MntViri vhtMi la mv birthday?"
Cuffy asked, a few days after his fath
er had brought home the little pig.
"Why, your birthday comes on the
day the wild geese begin to fly south"
Mrs. Hear said.
Salem Tax Low
"Salem manages to pull through
with the lowest tax rate,"' writes J.
H Wilson, formerly a member of the
Capital Journal repoiioiial staff, but
now working on the Eugene Cluard.
In a recent Issue of the Cluard, the
following comparative tax levy is pub
lished; : . .
s"'em 38. mills
Kosehtirg an. IS mills
Pendleton 41.2 n,ina
The Dalles 43 mma
Albuny 43,1 miiig
! rcuiwne 43.68 mills
iwouroru 48 mlUg
Ashland 49.2 'mm8
Marshfield 50. ft mHi8
Corvitllls 63.40 mills
Aorla 73.5 mills
Astoria's heavy tax is explained by
that progressive city's desire to get
into line ns a port city. Astoria's tax
for schools is 1D.4 mills, city tax Is
SO. 2. road and port tax 15. S and the
other items nre proportionally higher.
Salem's high ,school county levy
and public school tax is S.2 mills;
state and county levy 14.9 mills; city
tax 13.8. Kiigcne's levy in ttemlned as
follows: Schools, H.8 mills: state and
county levy. 19. 58; city levy, 13.7.
These figures should reassure the
taxpayer of Sahiin. Tho Portland levy
"Is that soon?" Puffy asked.
"Bless yon, no! Not for months and
months!" his mother said.
"And when is Silkie's?" he contin
"The day of the first snow," she
told him. ;
Cuffy knew that that was a long
way off not until summer had come
"And father's? he Inquired once
Mrs. Bear shook her head.
"Your father hasn't many birth
day's," she said. "He was born on the
day of the great forest fire. It may be
a long time before he has another bir
thday. I hope so, anyway," she added,
"for a great forest fire is a dieftuiui
Now you see, having a birthday like
that is a good deal like being born o
the twenty-ninth of February, when
you have a birthday only once In four
years. Yes it's a good deal like that,
only worse. For you may have to wait
years and years before another great
fire conies. You understand of course,
that having no clocks or calendars or
anything like that, the wild animals
can keep track of birthdays only by
remembering thlrgs that happen.
All this made Cuffy Bear feel very
sad. He had been hoping that some
member of the family would have a
birthday soon, and then perhaps his
father would bring home another lit
tle pig for another nice feast. But now
he saw that there was no chance of
Cuffy went out ot doors then and
.that happening for a long, long time.
thought and thought and thought. I'm
almost ashamed to have to say it
he was planning to go down to Fanner
Green's and get another fat, tender,
little pig like the one thiw. his father,
had brought home.
Now, when a very young bear starts
out to steal a pig there are many
things to think of. In the first place,
there was Farmer Green, and Farmer
Green's boy Johnnie, and Farmer
Green's hired man. Cuffy knew that he
must be very, very careful not to meet
them. . '
To Ms great relief, when he had
gone dwn into Pleasant Valley Cuffy
saw all thfee plowing In a field. They
did not see him at all. And so he felt
very brave as he went toward the farm
Farmer Green's pig-pen was In a lit
tle low building next to the cow-barn.
Cuffy had no trouble In finding It. And
he walked Inside quite boldly and be
fore you could '.lave winked, almost,
he had seize! a little, white pig in his
mouth and was loping off across the
The pig had looked so very smatl to
Cuffy when he first saw and seized it.
But now it seemed to be, as many as
twenty times bigger than Cuffy was
himself. That was because the pig
made the most frightful noise Cuffy
had ever heard In all his life. Cuffy felt
as if he had a hundred pigs in his
mouth, with their hundred snouts
squealing in right in his ears. Though
farmer (ireen was at least a mile
away, Cuffy was sure he could bear.
Indeed, Cuffy thought that alt the
world must hear that dreadful racket,
dreadful racket. And he was so fright
ened that lie let go of the little phj ana
ran away towards home as fast as he
That squealing rang (n his ears for a
long time. And if Cuffy's father had
brought home a pig that night Cuffy
couldnt have -eaten a mouthful of it
tie never wanted to see or taste of t
pig again. And you may be sure he nev
er wanted to hear -one, either.
o'clock Friday morning.
Dallas camp, having largest number
candidates received the contest prize
of one dozen Woodmen axes.
I to keep the bauble had mU John nf ,4 s is pp,.,,p'the largest propor-
ttij nr w tiitv u tional levy
punish lie by giving It to Kltaibeth.
rilie was frankly amused; the entire
episode was cakes and ale to her. She
knew that I knew that the mesh ba
was mine, i-h knew that John knew
that I knew that It was mine. She
also knew that Karl Shepard knew U
was mine, and she probably suspect
ed that Karl Shepard was making It
an occasion to present me with a cost
ly gilt that 1 could not refuse, and
that John could not forbid my accept
ing. Alice was the only Innocent mem
ber in the party, for Kddle Milton had
left us when we returned from the
grounds. I caught myself wishing that
Alice also knew the complications,
for I became rather "amused as the
peculiar circumstances unfolded them
selves. A though Hie incident were closed
Alice turned to Hess and questioned:
"I thought you were going out of
Madera Woodmen Initiate
Class4 Of Twenty-Two
The Modern Woodn en ot Ammioa
inliated twenty-two candidates Ini i tie
mjain in ,j n uonmil nt Woodmin
hall. Salem. Thur-Hey right. Dolcitau-s
tilth candidates were present from
V. oodburn, DalV.s, Vail City, Mo
icoiith. IToyd IX 'Moore and Dr. A. O.
Pcliaefter of Pall a 1 were present A."
I- 1'IHott from Vcodburn, with dele
tation; Alex HaroH. from Cuiii,ii
The Salem drill ;e. m in charge of Har
vey Stanton, put on the initiatory
work. District Depiny Ueorge u Coop'.
e gave fin illustrated lecture on Wood
craft, showing the secret work cf the
society. State Deputy Martin of Port
land w as present. One hundred aud
fifty persona were present, A bfivpjet
was riven iy tne Salen
LIED BY SOLONS
Benjamin F. Sanborn, who has lived
a hermit's life in Lincoln county for
37 years, has trone tiChinoi, .n .-i.-, -
ra -" . -.. u bu A
The irmpqua Valley Fruit union has
shipped 112 cars of apples to the east
ern markets, the price averaging $1.65
a box to the grower net.
Discovery of a serious defect in the
bill conferring additional -powers 011
the commissioners ot the port of Port
land caused a hasty mov from its Te
oall from the hands of the goverrtir v
whom It had been sent for sgiMture
Friday night. . 1 .
The bill which Vas siKmsjred by the
Multnomah COUntv dulmration nnll
have conferred upon the port of Port
land all powers possessed by any other
port In the state.
A bill fathered by Senator Norblad
nnd 00 lifers upon the port of Astoria
authority to issue bonds to the extent
ot 13 per cent of the uuai v.ilm.
tlon of the port without a vote of the
people. Under the Portland port bill
this authority would have automatical
ly accrued to that port, empowering
I tne pot t to issue bonds to the extent of
approximately 150.000.000 without con
suiting the wishes of the people of the
The bill which "had 'made its way
successfully through both houses was
recalled front tho hands of the mw.
ernor and amended so as to eliminate
rrom the powers thus, conferred, the
power to Issue bonds and levy taxes.
It Is planned to rush it through both
l!ri 3 ill
t on til t . 1
"I don t know where you got tltatjo clock. The initiation lust-;! Until
Three year old I.ubera Cou-rfie, San
Francisco was scalded to death yes
terday by a, pot of boiling soup which
was accidentally overturned.
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