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THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
THE CAPITAL JOURNAL;
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I'oniand. Trial of the twenty-six
allcavd I. W. V. arrested last -November
on oha'rges ( .violating the state
criminal syndicalism act, scheduled for
Tuesday wan postponed until Thurs
tiuy. as George Vandcrveer, who rep
rew ntnl ihe defendants tried at
Montesano on a charge of murder in
connection with the Armistice day
nhoothu at Centrnlia, could not be
Klamath Falls. Indixnn nf the al
lied tiil-es pn the Klamath reservation
are Peking to infltienco rt-prwenta-tivts
in congress to obtain jKtssnge of
legislation authorizing & government
loan of 2.000.000, reimbursable from
proceed of sales nf Indian timber, It
was announced today. The money'
would 1 used In deevlopmeat nf agrV
Multure and mock raising among the
Indiums which with sufficient capital,
they allege, would be highly success
ful. Two million dollars would give
each individual about HCft In a p'ro
rata distribution, or J80M for an over
nge family of five persons.
Astoria. Arriving Tuesday after
noon, an airplane made, thn 18 mile
trio from Portland to Astoria in one
hour and 12 minutes. The plane was
piloted Hy iMetor Vernon nd carnea
Astoria. A verdict of guilty was re
turned Tuesday afu-iiieon by the cir
cuit court Jury in the case against R.
B. Hwanson, charged with assault and
battery on Patrolmun L. M. Holder of
the Astoria police force. ''bis was the
necond tl' -t h "" In the
former hearing falling! to agree, i
Portland. Three field worker have
received assignments for investigation
from . Will H. Daly, newly appointed
feileii'l fair price commissioner for
Oregon. Their work will be to ascer
tain, If possible, causes for high prices
of fut'il and the necessities of life In
Portland nnd throughout the state.
Mr. lAily did not make any statement
tisto what line of investigation the
worker would follow.
Portland, DoloEa'es f- n.-""
rally every county in the State have
The Portland Journal has exposed the initiative petition for
a constitutional amendment fixing the legal rate of interest in
Oregon at 4 per cent as a blackmailing scheme to "shake down"
the financial interests for a fat sum to its authors for suppres
sion and that it never was intended to appear upon the ballot,
It is allesred that the measure originated with 0. W. East-
! ham and J. F. Albright of Oregon City with the idea of frightening
the bankers, whom it threatened with ruin, into paying a ?o,uuu
fee to have the petitions destroyed before filing. On its face
the bill gave no hint of the conspiracy, and over 6000 signatures of
the thoughtless were secured.
" . It is also alleged that a similar blackmailing scheme worked
successfully before, when the same principals sold to cannery in
terests for a" pot of $6000, signatures to an initiative bill designed
to Dut the salmon Industry out of business. Blackmail was sup
posed to be avoided by the retention of Eastham as "attorney
for the bankers and the money be paid as a retaining fee.
As many of the freak measures placed upon the ballot, direct
ed aeainst industry, and requiring the expenditure of large sums
in public education to defeat demagogy at the polls, originated at
Oregon City, the Journal s expose casts a new light upon wnat
is evidently one of "the flourishing occupations of that fertile
citv of reform.
Industry had grown accustomed to being held-up by ireaK ana
vicious measures in the legislature, introduced for the sole pur
pose of receiving a "retainer" by some attorney member to bring
about its suppression, but the use of the initiative for the same
Dumose is even more reprehensible. It would be a mistake for
bankers to put up a cent as tribute, for it would only encourage
similar vicious efforts in the future on a larger scale. Katner
they should put the matter up to the grand jury.
Capital is proverbially timid and foolishly fearsome of the
neonle. whose judgment is distrusted, thus opening opportunity!
to the unscrupulous. Scaring capital" for shake-downs to combat
real and imaginary evils affords a comfortable living for quite a
crew of professional saviors, as well as those of the Oregon City
type. First the I. W. W. scare, then-the Bolsheviki and red terror
fear, and now the Non Partisan League threat have brought so
much revenue to the combatting propagandists of protection
from frightened capital that it arouses a question as to whether
the former are not secretly financing the sporadic menaces that
follow each other with suspicious regularity just to keep the
pot boiling and the golden revenue streaming in.
According ta the statement of Milton A. Miller, collector of
internal revenue, printed in Portland papers, a Portland firm paid
an income tax: of $4,500,000 upon its profits for last year, and
there were several firms and individuals whose income tax ran
above the million dollar mark. , . ;u
Portland is not a very large city and when its business
houses excess profits taxes run individually into the millions, it
is pretty good evidence of piratical profiteering upon the pub
lic. Such large profits are not justified in legitimate business,
and are concrete evidence of one of the principal reasons- for
the high cost of living and the resultant popular unrest. ' " .
Even the fact that the government claims a share in the ex
cessive profits, does not deter the profiteers in their extortions.
There is evidently ample field for the energies of the federal dis
trict attorney in a campaign to reduce the cost of living. r
Of what use is it to arrest a comer grocer for selling a few
pounds of sugar above scheduled prices to meet the increased
rent and wages he has to pay, when big profiteers can get away
with millions without being called to account? . ,
BY ARTHUR SCOTT BAItEY
"A club? Whats- that?" asked
"It's a jolly band of fellow," Jim
my told him. "Sort of a secret society
you know. We'U hare all kinds of
"Who's in your club?"
"That's one of the secrets," Jimmy
answered. e don t telL
"I d like to Joia." Frisky told him.
And the others all said that they
would like to be members, too.
-weu, everytnmg nas 10 be very
private," Jimmy said.. '"Anybody
i-w. i.. t . i.v- in th. ho ants t0 Mon to the club has
" An avAmm anil Oatr ma A mil I'll ! VI
mum jvm wtMiw v- nnrr.8 nnieos ne wore nm reu itrKKms. ,. An. it t ..aw. w..-
kk1 "l"1' 'baw' u"" WU!d And Jimmy just hated them. None of One at a tlme.enow! Don-'t crowd?
"Z" t' L", i. " V r other youngsters had to wear red Jimmy said. For everybody was oom-
" "J w leggng And tney mati9 all manner lng inside his yard.
of fun of Jimmy, and called mm He stood at one side and wouldn't
names, whenever be appeared In talk above a whisper. And to each
those bright red things. of his friends he said:
The worst name that they called "You have to have a uniform, you
him was one that Fatty Coon made know. The name of the club is The
up. It was "Red Legs." And it was a Scarlet Bpies. And everyone who is
little more than Jimmy could Bear, in It must wear a pair of scarlet leg
So Jimmy said he would rather not gins."
o out at all, taan wear those horrid just as soon as they learned that,
leggins. . .i i tne wnole troop hurried away. And,
"Very well?", his mother said. uy afternoon the woods seemed to
But all the time Jimmy kept wish- nave turned red. there were so manyl
lng he was out there with the others. pairs 0f scarlet leggins twinkling al
He could hear them laughing anil m08t anywhere you looked,
shouting. In fact, there was only one of Jtm-
"Mayn't I go out without my leg- my. young neighbors who hadn't
gins if I stay in my own yard?" he i,een nDie to get a pair. And that
asked his mother. wua Fatty Coon. Goodness knows hel
"Yes!" she said, "if you won t step wanted some scarlet leggins. But his
in the deep snow." So Jimmy went mother simply would not buy him
outside and watched his friends. anv j 8ue of all his teasing.
"Come on, Jimmy!" they cried. . Why are we called The Scarlet
"Tommy Fox has taught us a new Spies?" Frisky Squirrel asked Jim-
he game. It's fox-and-geese!" mv.
BY Wl, AUSON
Mv iieio-hbors all have had thp. flu. its fiercest nanus thev
r1,1'!'1.11 t0i 'f"", 00vont'on ot Claim to know; and so there is no man in view who'll listen to my
SZ" 7nwtale of woe. Oh, none will hearken to the tale of all the agony, I
Knew, or pay attention to my wan my neignDors an nave naa
the flu. I'd like to have some chaste disease that no one else
has ever tried ; some new affection of the knees, or an eruption
oi the hide; then I could talk the live-long day of aches original
and new, and no cheap skate could rise and say, "I've had that ail
ment worse than you." Then I could look with high disdain on
all the people of this grad, who wrestle with old-fashioned pain,
the chestnut ilia that Adam had. Then in my joy I know I'd
make the welkin echo with my song; alas, one cannot choose his
ache, he has to take what comes along. Oh, sickness makes the
spirit sag, and all the anguish is in vain, if one can't stand around
and brag, and show some diagrams of pain. And none will lis
ten to my spiel of gaudy suffering I knew; men care no hoot how
tough I feel, for all the boys have had the flu,
lve pi-.-jfiam which open here today.
The Convention is culled bv the state
advisory board for the purpose of de
vising means of quickly applying the
Kilvntion Army program to the remote
iipctlonw of Oregon. Social conditions
will I revealed hy confidential report"!
from ifmnty advisory boards in every
county of the state,
New-berg. -The Lester C. Reese post
of tlu- Newberg American Legion re
cently held a public Meeting at the Le-
Hion tutu, tne public being Invited to
assist In the fiirlhertiiice of plans for a
$110,000 memorial hull III honor of the
men in the service during the world
would go to the ball dressed like one
of his alsters.
But Jimmy Rabbit shook nis head. "Because we spy on everybody who
'"I can't!" he said. "I'm too busy." doesn't wear the uniform." Jimmv
, "Ho! Jimmy Rabbit has to work!" Rabbit explained. "Now, there's
: 7" ui "8 ",0 ,1UU' somebody crtea. Katly Coon! We'll follow him where-:
mends were out of But Jimmy Rabbit smiled. Bver h eoes. flnd wfttch ev.rvthlnir'
" " ' aiayoe you a can it worn," ne saict. ha does. But we mustn't have anv-
r t, vi i. "But 1 0811 W a B00d deal ' fun tninS to with him, because he's
..no. uaumi - - i m lorming a ciuo, ne 101a wnut is called an 'outsider",
The trouble was this:
do not want to tell me, but I am wil-
; ; Fatty Coon didn't like It at all
linar to irlva vnn n .v, .1. ., '...'. ... when ha found that The Scarlet
love that voil inn .?"'h7 " neart alsease tnat causa SP'es were following him about, hid-Mnst-HAw
it rvlir roUble" death' " was ntoed by the ooro- lng behln1 trees, and peepln ai him.
"Yes. I know T hn t, "e ' "Shucks!" he cried. "Those are
hap. later I shall k .1 . Jl!! M but red leggins! Jimmy
and conaolation, but just now I must . . k i v 1 Kabblt has played another trk on
iret nwnv nnA v, T . I. ,i 1 Funeral arrangements have not been you."
D . ... iiutv w vui w ilii mv.
aa pending the receipt of word
from the children In the east.
X said nothing more, mid i
went back to her room, I rang for the 0 " . ... .
waiter to bring my breakfast. As Salem DOV WlTlS
soon as I had finished. I sent down. Vy If UtO
stairs for Information concerning
trains, and another telegram from
Charles-was sent up, saying that he
and mother had been delayed and
r""1 not amve for two or three Portland, Or., Mar, 17. Frank
-.i.?. ui course i was curious to Flint of
know what had ttntaintwi ih. ' l
tainly my llfe.end all at sixes and fKolar at Oxtori, appointed from
sevens! 7 - u. , . . Reed college, has been admitted to
"It will be all right, though," I Balliol college of the great English
said, "ns; soon as I hear from John!" I university. Thisig an honor accorded
ToniorrowwA Letter, and a Problem to'but ona other man in the group of
Rhodes scholars sent overseas this
But Jimmy Rabbit didn't mind
what he said. He could play in the
snow now without beTng called names.
And that was enough for hlin.
Given At Oxford
i. Or., Mar , 17. Frank
"Salem, Oregon's Rhodes
liaKi r. Frank Davis, former mem-
l-f-i- or the Maker police tlepnrtmcm
(mil recently discharged as Male pro
ration nft'lcer after being invulvoo
l!.cioi- party in Laktvkw. was at-
resi.u neve late Monday nibt b
riilcf of rolU e 1'almor ana is being
iiei.i iu tin- city jail on a warrant from
the I'nltetl Slates marshal in Portland.
mate ciii.-er slm-e hU dlsol-.ai g. from
Wt.U U.NK Hlt TIIK JslXlUKS
tne stork is livutfd with pi-eat re-
bihoi 111 tne Nctberlamls. The house
selected l,y the slork for a resting place
""niei-rti lortuitate. and very spe
cial facilities are provided b Wic
iimiM-nouicrs to enable it to build i
nest comfovtalily, At The liatue
of thvsv hiids tuv mtituta.neU at public
Iniriiig 1S1 the Red Cro4i spent
eving distress, m
Of Dry Summer
Ii'i-igationists are warned to pre
pare to face "the dryest" season of
record" during the. coming summer,
in a statement Issued today by Ter
cy A. Clipper, state engineer.
"The supply ot water-tor Irrigation
according to the present indications,
will be far below normal," Cupper
states. "The heavy Snows of early
December seem not to have reached
to any marked degree the higher al
titudes and most of the snow seems
to have already disappeared. In some
sections it fell' on unfrozen ground
and was almost entirely absorbed by
the soil while In other sections the
reverse was true and unusual floods
followed the melting of the snow.
"Reports from various sections-of
Hie state indicate a very light snow
fall In tho higher mountains upon
which we must rely to maintain our
Irrigation streams and fill our reser
voirs. It seems, therefore, not too
early to check up on our available
supply and to take such practical
precautions as we may to avoid un
due shortnpo for the Irrigation crops.
The use of water early in the season
serves a double purpose. It sat unites
the soil, much of which remains .to
supply tho plants, and also serves as
a reservoir, the water gradually re
turning to the stream as seepage and
maintaining Us-flow for the benefit
of those below, which in turn enables
tho upper approprlntor to longer di
vert water without Infringing upon
Pointing out that only the irriga
tor in each particular locality, can
lfnAW llln hn., !..-... ... 1 .. tuul.....
I was about to send it voice. "Are you awake? May I comejing cropfl cupper adves Sr.rga-
111. HI I - Hnnlntn ... ..nnt II .1 1.. .
v, v rcijt-i-iiuiy uiooe witu tne lat
er rights, to make the best . possible
use of all available water while It is
yet to be had.
Ditches should be cleaned out. and
prepared for use as early as possible
so that water may be applied as soon
as conditions in the respective locali
ties will permit of the beneficial use
Calling attention to the fact that
the distribution of water fs left in the
masters wh ' must
LOVE and MARRIED LIFE
ci, tne noxea munor c
Idah MSGlone Gibson
year. Balliol college usuany takes on
ly honor graduates of Princeton, Har
vard and .Yale.
Flint M going in strong for row
ing, one of thl major sports at Ox
ford. During the spring vacation he
will spend a month in Paris. Oregon's
other Rhodes scholar, Stephenson
Smith, also appointed from Reed col
lege will go to the university in September.
JOURNAL WANT ADS PAV.
Men and women at forty
tand at the portal of a crucial
period. Strength must be kept
up, the body well nourished.
is tha tonic of wonderful helpful
nest to those' in middle lifo.
SCOTT'S nourish and in
vigorates and htlpt th
body keep ap with tht
daily wear and tear on
strength. Let Scotft
help keep yoa robust!
am ft aowntraiaomntld. M.J. lO-
The After Effects
.w 'lN- 8 0f 8 ses.of advertisements, prepared by a com. '
pe.cnt physician, explaining how certain diseases which attaclc
tWh EgtS""ch 83 fneurao"ia- Influenza, Whoopin2
Cough, Measles or even'a long continued Cold-4ften leave
favff"3,1? vi inflamed , congested state, thus afford in? '
R ,W o foothold tor invading germs. And how Vick's Vao
Rub may be of value in this condition.
A Bream j wag awakened early in the morn-
I found T had no stamps and went lag by a sharp tap on the (loot1,
down to the office to get some. As I "What is It?" I asked, hardly con
approached the desk the clerk said: sclous of what I was saying.
"Mrs. Cordon, here is a telegram "It Is I, Kathorlne," said Helen's
up to your room
I tore il open eagerly, for I thought "Of course you can," nnd I opened
that possibly I would not have to send the door.
my lettei that Uu telegram might Helen's appearance . surprised me.
be from John telling me that he loved Her' buoyant spirits of yesterday were
me and asking m to come home. Rne. Her eyes were dark circled and
In this I was disappointed. It was "ho looked tired nnd wan.
n wire from my childhood chum, "Kntherlne," she began, "do you
Charlie Comlwln, saying that my think I might leave you and go
mother felt that she must see me, and home?" She was trembling,
nt her request he was accompanying "Why, of course you can, my dea.r!
her to Atlantic City. Accordion to Whatever is the mutter?" !
the letter, thev were due to nrrlvn nn "Katherlne. dear. T hanllv Iioaiv
a mnrnlnc train. how to tell von. Thev fm-n-nnlod ..i,,,. hands of the wnU
It was with conflicting emotions letters on from our apartment, and I aot ln accordance with I
that I read the telegram. I was most opened one addressed to Bobby.
anxious to see my dear mother, but it thinking it was for me."
seemed Hint the effort to make her No Information Offrwd
feel that 1 was perfectly happy in my I looked at her curiutisly. .1 couldn't!
martini life would be too much. The imoRine what was in this letter that
task looked colossal. should so upset her. She offered no
Besides, I knew that Charlie '"formation and I felt that I had no
Unodwtn would see through all my right to question,
subterfuges Immediately. The eyes 1 hastened to tell her that I had rc
of love are far-seeing nnd I knew that celved a telegram the evening before
Charlie hud always loved me. and that mother and Charles would
"Kls-met!" I whispered to ivself. a 011 u with me.
once nioi-e I took the elevator to my "And besides," I added, "don't you
room after dropping my letter to John that I nm nearly well? Vou have
Into the postbox. been such n great comfort to me that
TTow Wonderful It Would Bo ' H! "ot keep yon a moment longer.
I could not holu thinking how won- " jou feel that you should b-o home'
dcrful It would be If John would come rtut what will you do there all alone?"
down after me while mother was I asked.
there, nnd it seemed to me after the "Oh, I'll Just wait for r.obby," she
letter that I had written him that he said. , -
really could do nothing loss. I I could see that she was not herself.
Languidly I prepared for bed. 1 lut still I did not want to force a con
felt that I could not sleep, but my fldence.
eyelids closed almost immediately "Shall I help you pack?" I said In
and the steady boom of the sea prove as matter-of-fact a tone as 1
a soothing lullaby. manage. ,
Anti.nJ.lv. kin Kit wnat he earns,
but tt'i what you don't er
counts these oays. nav j-
the state water hoard Cnnpe. uges
that any differences rising over these
rights be referred to him as state
engineer for settlement before carry
ing the dispute into court.
"Even though the Vater supply
should be an short as present con
ditions indicate," he concludes, 'much
can be dono to relieve the situation
by foresight, precaution and coopera
Man Who Died In
Store Proves To
Be Mr. L. B.Flint
Investigation by Coroner Clough of;
the death of a man In the Midget
Market, S51 State street, Tuesday aft-.
ernoon, revealed that ha was not L. B. j
French, of Minnesota, as first thought, i
but was L. H. Flint, who has been a i
could resident of this city for about IS:
I had a curious, and at the game No., dear. It you don't mind, I ' Flint was a retired farmer, and re
hue not unple&Mut, dream in wlift h would rather be alone to think." j sided at 61 West Wilson street. He
taat I nitwit he sandy shore and sinking "Tou remember what J ou said to is survived by a wife and small daugh
ever down, down, on the breast of the tne, Helen, don't you,' when we first tor, who reside here, nnd has ji
Pneumonia attacks the air cells
of the lungs. An inflammation
is set up and matter is thrown
uuwmcn causes the air cells to
sonaity,- thus preventing the
natural now of blood thru the
lungs, mis "backing up" of
me Diooa causes the heart to
pump harder, just as stepping on
a hose increases the water pres
sure, which is the reason why,
during this disease, the physician
watches the overburdened heart
After recovery the lungs are
failed with a mass of wreckage
the debris of the battle which
must be gotten rid of by a process
known as resolution. Frequently,
inflamed spots remain, congestion
persists, cough hangs on. and the
least exposure brings on a cold
that is hard to get rid of. If
neglected, such damaged air pas
sages may easily develop serious
disease of the lungs.
Such cases should always con
tinue under a physician's care
and frequent examinations should
vc maae to see that nature
properly continuing the rebuild
Nightly applications of Vick's
VapoRub will aid nature in this
work. Because Vicks acts locally
by stimulation thru the skin to
draw out the inflammation, at
tract the blood away from the
congested spots and relieve the
cough. In addition, the medici
nal ingredients of Vicks are
vaporized by the body heat.
These vapors are breathed in all
night long, thus bringing the
medication to bear directly upon
the inflamed areas. :
Vicks should be rubbed in
over the throat and chest until ,
the skin is red then spread on i
thickly and covered with hoti
flannel cloths. Leave the doth-!
ing loose around the neck and1
the bed clothes arranged in the
form of a. funnel so the vapors
arising may be freely inhaled. If ;
the cough is annovinp. swallow a
small bit of Vicks the size of a pea. ;
Samples to new users will be :
sent free on request to the Vlck !
Chemical Company, 232 Broad
Street, Greensboro, N. C. ;
More Than 17 Million JM. Used Yearly
M-tued that th' homelier a '.Mnau Is ocean in woo the eternal everlasting came down," T asked. "I, like yoa, do married children residing in the east.
tU' ol':eu- she refers t' tier fcysbaiid? sleep. s not want to hear anything that you Mr. Flint is said to hare suffered an,
L ADD & BUSH
General Banking BuBinetv
Office Hours from 10 a. m. to a
We all know evn
furniture and rum
are higher fa. pfa !
than they usedkk
We also know cw j
money will tiof hy
more merchaniht i
than other people's,
And we knowwt
cannot buy for ei
cents what the other
party has to pay out
' We do know osr
dollar willgo as kt
as any one's will in
But we do knowwt
are satisfied with a
less profit on furni
ture and rugs than
are most merchants,
and that is one, ara
the main reason, out
business is grow'tft
First class, de
dise at fair pric
and good service
For furniture, ru$
and kindred fo
467 Court Str