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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
De-ember 10, 101.'.
CHARLES H. FISH EE,
Editor and Manager
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the war closes just like we had before the war started
and during it. '
If John D. Rockefeller should suddenly turn sDend.
thrift business would boom while his money lasted, and
the same thing will happen in England if the big land
holders keep spending their money and -giving labor a
cnance at it. it tney do this, business will boom and the
interest on the war debt be that much more easily raised.
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vvnen tne ncn ail practice economy. God helD the Door.
Let New York spend $10,000,000 a year for poodles if
sue wants to, lor it will not only boom the poodle dog in
dustry but incidentally others, for that much money can
not ue spent witnout helping the wheels of industry to
If everyone was thrifty and economical it would be a
hard old world for there would be nothing spent except
for the absolute necessaries of life. God bless the spend
thrift, give him more money in his purse and multiply his
iamny. ne is tne on on the bearings, the steam in the
cylinder, the thread on the screw, the gas in the balloon,
Thrift and economy are preached at all times and on SSSSr,!
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THE PHILANTHROPIC SPENDTHRIFT
The Teutons and Bulgars are driving the allies back to
the Greek frontier, and when the latter once cross into
its territory Greece will either be forced to intern them or
have trouble with the central allies. It is not conceivable
that Germany will put up with allowing the allies to use
Greek territory to hide in and to make forays from.
It appears that Constantine will have to soon take sides
and it seems probable, judging from his recent actions,
that he will side with his wife's relations.
According to the dispatches yesterday Germany is
planning to send an army of half a million Germans and
Turks in a campaign against India. That the army will
be composed mostly of Turks goes without saying, and
so does it that England will have to wake up and get
some of that army of two or more millions she has at
home out in the front. With this campaign started it
would be up to England to meet it alone and it would
keep her busy.
all occasions. Just now England is telling her people to altogether lovely and above price
economize; mat tne great struggle tne country is en
gaged in demands this, and they must, if true patriots,
respond. Is this wisdom or otherwise?
Thrift is all right and so is economy, but it depends
entirely on the circumstances and conditions of individu
als. To the small wage earners those who at the best
have to watch expenditures closely in order to make ends
meet, economy and careful spending are necessary; but
this class generally needs no advice on the subject, having
it impressed on them ' by their condition, and by the
merchants with whom they deal.
It becomes an entirely different matter when it comes
to the wealthy. When they economize and grow "tight"
hard times are at hand.
The praises of the economical and saving have, been
sung so long and so loudly that it is high time the spend
thrift received proper recognition.
It is "money that makes the world go round," and it
is the spendthiift that puts and keeps the money in cir
culation, so here's three cheers and a tiger to the fellow
that has money and spends it.
Money is "the circulating medium," and the spendthrift
is the medium for circulating it. Nature recognizes this
fact and every family that has grown rich by saving and
industry in the course of a generation or two develops a
spendthrift who scatters the carefully garnered hoard
and sends it back, into the pockets of the wage earner
where it will do the most good. WJien a man indulges
in a luxuriant wardrobe just because he can afford it he
is doing something for the great mass of mankind for he
is providing work for those who need it. It is the spend
thrift who pays for flowers, music and dancers at his
meals, all of which he could get along without well
enough, but he has the money, and instead of sitting tight
on it he sends it back into the channels of trade where
it belongs and so gives employment to those who other
wise might be in need.
The more money Mere is spent the better times are,
and yet instead of encouraging the spendthrift in his
laudable efforts to keep the gudgeons of industry well
greased and the machinery of business running smoothly,
we hold him up as a fearful example. He is the enemy
of no man unless it is himself, and yet he is pointed out as
a thing to be shunned and his example is held up as a
warning to others. Suppose he goes broke in his efforts,
has he injured anyone but himself? And if he does, has
he traveled along an unmarked or lonesome road? Of
course he might spend his money for evil purposes or for
those which would injure himself or others, but that nart
of it is not defended. A man can be a fool and a miser around himself and so escapes
at tne same time just as he can be a fool and a spendthrift.
We are speaking of innocent, even though foolish ex
penditures, not criminal or quasi cnmnial ones. Lucullus,
German Consul Bopp plaintively asserts that he does
not like this country any more and says he will be glad to
get out of it. This is really regretable for the country
will miss him sadly. It will seem most awfully lonesome
wnen ne no longer paddles m our rain water barrel and
refuses to swing on our gate. Still if he feels that way
about it we will have to let him take his dishes and dol
baby and go home. Sad, isn't it?
One of Villa's generals is said to have had fourteen
women shot, but whether as spies or for no reason at all
the dispatches do not say. No one paid any attention
tne statement tor the reason that no on believes any
hing in the way of news coming from Mexico, and especi-
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any il h is a&iunsi vnia. ne nas DeenKiuea so many
times tnat ne ought to be harmless by this time.
Uncle Samuel refused to accept the Cuban exposition
building as a present at the close of the fair, and also
declined twice to accept the Oregon building which was
offered the old gentleman for his soldier boys to use as a
ciud nouse. now that the building has been bid for by
private parties our uncle changes his mind and would
like to have the "hnest structure on the grounds."
Mr. Crowley's lawyer tries to show that his client can
not be guilty of conspiring against the United States be
cause the British had violated the laws of this country
111 ll til- m . - - . . .
ana naa not been punished tor so doing. This is the kind
ot a detense a devil hsh puts up; discolors the water
A Galley o Fun !
RUBAIYAT OF THE EX-FAN.
Myself, when young, did eagerly fre
quent The baseball park, where pleasant
hours I spent
In hurling bottles, rocks, and other
Utemptjng to destroy the umpire
One day the Umpire person threw a
They called a cab and threw him
Then unto me the Manager did yell:
"Say, Kiddo, wilt thou Umpire?"
And I bitl
Whereat, some one of the loquacious
At my first rank decision waxed hot.
And to his Fellow Criminals did
'Let's kill the crooked Geezer on
With them the Seeds of Wisdom did
I tried to bluff hut couldn't make it
And when the smoke and dust had
found myself and shoulder-blade de
A book of verses, underneath . the
ts all the sport my doctors will
And when wild fans approach nte I
I never cared for baseball anyhow.
AFTER THE HOBBLE.
And now Salem is to have three postoffices.
going some, but sad to relate, it is stated there will he no
who gave a least to his friends and served canary birds'! civil service" in connection with them. Every fellow will
tongues as one of the dishes, outside of the cruelty to the' have to lick his own stamps or the postmaster; and par
birds did better than he would to have pulled his purse! eels will have to be taken to the old office just as of yore.
wrings tignt anu served corned beet and cabbage instead
He did not need the canaries tonmies nor did his
.friends; but he had the money. and he put it back into
circulation. We have just had a period of enforced sav
ing and economy and surely it was not and is not (for it
is not yet entirely vanished from the coast) anything
mat we xiesire any more ot tnan we can help.
As the starter for this period of depression, the rail
roads and big companies began to practice economy, they
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nutria no nes Lor meir roaas, out let tnem deteriorate
to save expenses and the Oregon mills shut down. With
this industry closed, lots of others beside the mill em
ployes began to practice economy, because they had to.
Every business soon felt the effect of it.
If England insists on her people getting economical
she will have a period of stagnation on her hands when
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I used to pay the grocer's bill whenever it was due,
and m tne butcher's yawning till, the coin I promptly
threw. But now in vain they plead and moan, to get my
gooa ion? green tor everv dn af that r
own, I need for gasoline. My children used
to wear good clothes, they held their heads
up nign; no leaky shoes exposed their toes,
no rents could you descry. But now
they're images of woe, they're blots upon
the scene; for every coin I get must go to
buy some gasoline. I used to often blow a
plunk, at charity's behest, to give some
wanderer a bunk, wherein his bones might
rest. lo furnish breakfast for some bo,
road-weary, starved and lean. hut nnw mv
dollars all must go to purchase gasoline. I used to talk
of books and art, and topics safe and sane; but since I
bought that choo-choo cart, I've "motors" on the brain.
I cannont even spare a dime to buy a magazine; it keeps
me hustling all the time, to buy my gasoline.
A baby is a small person about which
there is great diversity ot opinion.
This is because every baby is con
sidered perfect by the parents and ;i
perfect- nuisance by everyone else.
There is really nothing new aliou:
the baby. Its institution dates bad
lo the beginning of the world, ant
at that time it was a garden produc
tion. The garden idea, however, i
low obsolete, and for many years
the baby has been grown in the house,
with early transplantings to the sun
light. Every baby has a good voice, a dis
tinct resemblance to some rich rcla
live and an afternoon nap. The voice
is heard by everyone, but the re
semblance is heard chiefly by the ricl
relative. The afternoon nap is heart;
ni everywhere as being necessary t
the baby, but sometimes the nap it
more honored in the breach than it
ihe observance. After the nap the
baby is unable to understand why i!
should be expected to sleep again a;
light, and evcryone.else is unable u
understand why it should, want to
stay awake. The baby's decision
lowevcr, always carries the day o:
ather the night.
There nre millions of babies, bin
inly two kinds boys and girls. Tl
oy baby is always the maternal tr.J
atcrnal selection for the 1 residenlia.
:hair, and the girl baby is expeete;
:o some day become the wife of !
cntle and loving millionaire who wi!
lo his best to appreciate her.
Later on the ('residential nominee
levclops a strong desire to become ;
notorman, and the future million
lire's wife is seen to blush at tin
Mentioning of the plumber's son. Tbt
iond parents sigh gently. In poini
3f looks, likewise, babies generally
)car a strong tesemblauce to thcii
well-financed and unencumbered rel
Fashions may come and fashion:
nay go but babies will always be it
Itylc. William Sanford.
LOVE'S YOUNG DREAM.
She. I can't cook, but we couh
lire somebody to do that.
He. And I can't make money, hu
ive could hire somebody to do that
OUT OF TOUCH.
The Professor. Did you evaj
notice how EcclUtes corresponds
with Omr Khayyam?
Aunt Hepaibah. No. I hain't kepi
much track of icandali tinea I
topped workjn' at the postoflicel .
' JMM WI
Insures the mosJ
delicious and healthful food
m ALO'iHJG PHOSPHATE
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MISS MARGARET ILLINGTON.
Miss jrnrgmvt Illlngton, who Is Htnr
rlng ths season In Iltmry Arthur Junes'
big play "Tim Lie," biievcg that one
rensou why phiyora Ueoi their health
nnd youth longer than most people Is
; that they get Just about the right pro
; portion of physical nnd mental wcr
; else, much of It being taken oa the
', stages of thentei-s, where, oh a rule,
! ventilation i.s particularly good. She
herself Is a great believer In frush air.
Miss Illinntcin Is still a young wom
an u nd vlbiniit with life. Ilcr reeoin
niondatlou to her sex Is exercise long
; walks every day beeiuise they freshen
'and Htlinulnle, simple food and proper
rest nnd relaxation.
"All this tulli about beauty doctors,"
says Miss Illlngton, "dieting and the
different cures are not necessary at all
If women would only nut out In the
open nlr more and not lounge about
the house the way they do. I really
believe the tUephono has a lot to do
with tho way women are complaining
nowadays about their nerves nnd not
'feeling goo.l.' Herore the advent of
the telephone, when our grandmothers
and the young girl who wn nt the
head of the family would dress and go
mt to market nnd do their errands,
there were never so many eomplulnts
"bout physical condition. Nowndnys,
the women of the hou.se pick up the
telephone nnd order from the butcher,
the bilker nnd the candlestick maker!
everything that la neremm-v . i,l
household, nnd they never think of go-
Ind out of door. ..r , . ' r ?. " " ' "..nin ami or
aonni i,imi...r r Vri "" " " I ",c 8e uemnuus at least nlno
,hW,ta' illu nvernge after-ilium.
noon is spent In the automobile, either' .
mnklng calls or taking a short ride, j
True, they are out In the nlr while l
they are In the muchine, but It Is the I ?
exercise leg exercise we women need I
to keep us well. The old 'at home' I
duys when n woman would go out, j
make as many cnlls ns she could of an i
afternoon nnd come home dead tired, 1
nil the better for It, ure no more. Now,
It'a a chat over the telephone with,
your dcarpHt friend nnd you gee her:
nt the next bridgo party." j
Miss Illlngton Is herself a very dent-!
ocratlc young woman perhaps umra'
so than her sister players. There are
no frills or furlielows nboiit her. Kluv
never wears a Blay and goes In for all
kinds of nthletles. At her beniitlful
country home, "Dream Luke," In Ihe y
Westchester hills, New York, which
embraces 178 acres, there nro wooded;
hills for Iter to climb, n hike upon
which she enn canoe, tennis courts' and!
n hand ball court. Miss Illlngton rules'
her favorite horse. A humlxoin Ken-i
tuck bred sorrel, every morning be;
inre nrenurast. Althongh shs has four!
automobiles tit her command, none of!
them Is seldom lined, anil she onlvi
takes a taxlcab when ti'STellng. Nor'
docs eke give np her exercising whenj
on the road. The medk-lno ball Is nl--
wnys packed In her trunk, and n fn.t
vorlte occupation Is to take a trolley!
enr to the end of the line nnd then
n long "hike" thrnuirli tho mimirv
She Is seldom to he found at hop hnlt'
xoept when eating or sleeping nnd of;