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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY. OCT. 14, 1916.
"Eels, yes. Eels" nnd and such
Anythin' marine, you understand. Cer
tainly. Marine food, that's it, such,
as grows natural on them tber- coasts
of Van : . ; . .
By George Allan
Tluriy! Hurry! She
Here! Have you seen
her. ladies? Gentleinane? Tli'
mer-mald. Only n nickel lialf a dime.
An' captured alive in th' China Sea
by Colonel Webb. That's right, Jack,
give her plenty o' fresh, pure water.
Th' mer-mald! Th" mer-mnld! Kivo
cents admit to everything. Ker-ak-ak-ak-Vk-k-k-k-kak!"
"All th' paper talkln' about her!
Everybody sees her! And only halt a
dime to all! Just a leetle mors water,
Jack, fer th' China Sea gasteropodin
Oil to one aide, on a kind of scaffold,
stands Jack. -.. He's red-wattled and
-will kick the beam at two hundred
and fifty; and lie purapln' water In
a trough. It sloshes down through a
hole in 111' painted tent.
"Gee!'! says I.
Then I doea a wriggle through tho
bunch of open-faced Jaspers.
"Ma far her!" says 1, plunkin' down.
w nickel I had, at that: but 1
couldn't miss a Chinee mermaid, nlry!
"Me for th' mermaid!"
"Past right on the In-alde," barki
the proprietor, harvestln' my coin.
I "On the ln-ilde, the lu-side! She'i
here, here, here!"
U I passes on the Inside. It'a hotter
.than the Hinges, in there under can
.ras. Two or three rubber-plants la
Jilossomln' over a red cloth screen,
pbservin' a Fake an' the big F goes,
oo ' Five foot long she Is, that mer
inald, rcposln' on a pedestal; she has
jsqulzzled lamps, fish-teeth glued In,
coconniit-fibsr hair, an' a brown hide
Cracked In places so the hay allows.
J shoots one look into bar, an' does a
' aulck reverse.
l "Cm, I" I nxrtafara ft III, him
toutslilp, "I ants that nickel back,
an' wants It sudden, see?"
H He nev r eveq flashes his Incandes
cent On ie, but hangs to that wicked
rplel of liiri "She's here, here, here!"
' ''She uiu't!" I protests, raring on my
bind b'?;u. "No, nor never was! Your
mermaid ain't, at pome anywheres out
aids a hVyloCt. And what's mora, she
wouldn't I .at two minutes It a trotter
got It hr with the IrorUsI pis
gorse. or I hollerP u
"On your way!" he
growls at me. "Th'
conifers for you!"
About that time,
Jack has quit his
fresh - pure water
stunt and is closing
in on me. There's
a mix, and Jack
an' me finds our
selves tangUd on the
I breaks away, sits up an' looks at
him. Ho ditto at me. Th' big. round
mob ditto at both of us. Then, sud
denly, I falls to who be reely Is.
"Why. Beef Westerhood!" says I.
rubbin' my shoulder where the ground
flopped up an' pasted it. "Why
Beefl That you? Where's th"
whiskers you used to float? An' why
this unfamiliar corporosity? Is it
you, or who is it?
Ha scans me faithful a minute,
herdln' together his memories; then
his face folds Into a grin, and out
comes th' joyous palm at me.
Twelve years that we ain't so much
as batted an eye on each other is
bridged In a wink, while IV crowd
stretches red, cordy necks. ,-
"I'm sure astounded," I murmurs to
him, duatln' off my raiments, "to find
you engaged in a flaked-breakfast-foo'd
brace game. You, you of all honest
fakirs, perpetratln' a mermaid!"
"Ferglt It!" he whispers, wlth
drawln' ma Inside the tent, away from
that over-lnqulsltive bunch of horny
banders. "Ferglt it! Times has un
derwent painful changes since you an'
me paraded up Popularity Avnoo to
the rattle of a pi! I In a walnut-shell.
It's a case with me of gaff what's
offered, now, an' no comer barred.
But," he adds wistful, "can you Im
prove this here lay? You always was
snappy with th' thinks. Can you dope
ginger into our modest attempt to put
th' Jack under thl rural currency?"
"Can I? Well, some!" .
"I'lne an' dandy! Percolate round
to-night aft-r th' Pike closes. I'll
knock you town to th' boss, an' we'll
I rag chow. Just nrw ' B.efv id tt'
pump. But to-night you'll fall round?"
"I guess yes."
Then we clinches again, an separates.
That's how I gets the Job, see?
the job as mermaid. -
It was simply a scream; twenty-five
per, an' no toil to dally with uothla'
to do but float or raddle or snooze
in a tin tank of v-tt'r, now bonny
flddy supplied by Beet an' his pump.
Get wet? Wet nothln'! I had a padded
rubber suit, green, with bunches of sea
weed all over it. By keepin' ray back to
the cotne-ona, an' loafln' round mostly
under water, all but my head, th'
game we played sent all the rest o'
the Pikers skurrylu' for the high
wood. Crowds? Never did pipe such
crowds. Looked like th' boss would
make a million. He doubled Beef's
pay th' second v.cek, and come up to
thirty-live on mine.
It's a good Job, In apite i.! evcry
thln', even lucluUin' old b.-'es with
sharp aiibrelltts, an' kids with pea
nuts what 1 have to snap at. A
good Job, an' good business. A mob,
most all the time so much of a mob
that th' prof, hires another outside
man an' tends exclusively to his new
lecture on deep sea marvels. It's two
hours on, an' halt an hour's rest,
thirty-live per, an' all expenses.
"If it lasts," thinks I, "It's me to the
nker class In the directory, that's
lira. I'll get tl.' coupon-cutting habit,"
says I, "if nothln' sap la my bearings!
Then I flips my tail, turns my quid,
and muzslrj jalnat th' professor's
long po'' ier. .
' Kind!.- na:s ?rltters they bo,
Uiese here ) line mermaid marvels
of th' Chlua Sea, known to sclece as
the - 'Subaguaticus Humanlformus,'"
says he, reachin' over and . strokin'
my. snout.' "Highly intelligent, too.
Go- fetch, Lucy!" An' ..he heaves a
piece o' wood for me to retrieve.
"Most unfortunate, they - require--a
dim light, like In th' caves an' fast
nesses ot their native abodes among
th' coral reers," says he, "or you could
mark an' behold the Irldiscent colors
an' beautiful contoors of this extry
ordlnary large specimen, captured
alive after a desprit struggle by Colo
nel Lysander -Webb, K.C.B., on the
27th of last March, off th' coast of
Van Diemen's Land, in th' China Sea
and now exhibited at tremenjou ex
penseonly one over In captivity!
They don't survive long in fresh
water," says be, polntln' at the spout
where Beet Westerhood is putttn' In
his best licks, "and direct daylight is
fatal to 'em immejlt. We will now
pass out, ladies an' gents, to permit
another audience in to witness this.
the greatest marvel ot all the ages.
Kindly pass on the outside, ladies!
Gentlemane! - On the out-side! The
It used to be. "Pass on the In side!"
but now It's tough work to keep th'
mob ahiftin' at all. Fact is, we're the
broad-gage dream-pill pushers ot the
Pike Inside of a week, the only orig
inal, charter-members ot the Get
There Club. All the others has to
take our dust; Shamdow the Chain-
breaker, Mme. Claire the Medium,
Moscow tba Snake Aig, an' all 'spe
cially Moscow. ' I wm to know Mos
cow, y'underStand, when bis name was
MacShane, an' you could pat all the
love lost between us In your eye with
out seeln' none the worse; so it didn't
worry me - much about kis business
goln' to the blinks. Ob, I tell you,
the mermaid bunch was just swamped
in a tidal-wave of rejoleia'. We sure
was goin' so-.ne! But It's- Ji'.ct this
very pace of ours that cut the final
crimp in our gears as you'll see ell
In Its good an' proper time. Don't
rush the hearse.
For,-one day along the beginr.ln' of
our third week since the boss grew a
spike-tail coat an' the title ot pro
fessor, . I notices this same -Moscow
MacShane in among tbe bunch of
IS. Z. Marx.. There's a difference be
tween them an' him, though, and it
don't lo-jk extra salubrious, neitber.
They're all standin' with open traps,
gorgln' tbe prof.'s science, while he's
lurkln' by the far end of the tank,
deat to the spiel, but all there with
tbe optics. And as he pipes me be
smiles contented, in a way that gives
me a sudden attack of blighted pros
pecks. That smile makes me feel like
bein' dropped from th top story In
one o' them sudden elevators; I grows
that dopey the prof, bus to jab me
with his pointer j make me paddle
an' retrieve. And all th' time I'm
perforunn', Moscow l-i glvln' me sensa
tions like when you eprlnkle sugar on
oysters. My. .blood's runnia' cold
.Mii to irceze th' tank.
Well, we does our little bit,- th' prof,
and me, and then It "comes time f
clear the tent..
"On the out-side! The out-side! "
orates tbe prof., berdln' out the cattle.
They all Jostles out all but Moscow.
He crouches down around the far
corner ot the tank an' stays.
When the tent, is full of emptiness,
up be bobs, leans over the edge ot
th' tank, and "Sim," says be, "Sim,
It's a real huge IT, this mimical con!
ot yours, marked up as the greatest
ever, and calculated to pull down more
coin than anybody can have an' be
decent. Bt!" (he waggles bis bead
at me) "But now let me tell you
honest, It ain't quite artistic enough,
an' that's the livin'. For example "
"Gwan!" I growls at him. "Clear
out! No man what handles fangless
reptyles has any call"
. "Dear me, such langwldge!" he pro
tests, mild as rabbit's milk. "I'm dls-
combobulated, honest I am, to hear
such from a lady mermaid! An',
moreover, just think how Imprudent
it would be of you to holler now
wouldn't it? Sort of shake public
confidence, an' all that, eh? Down
Lucy, down, there's a good, nice lady
He reaches but an' bits me a crack
over the sea-weed on my brow with
bis long cane.
"Down, Lucy, down!" he repeats;
and bis tone for pure A-One Insulting
ness was th' top-nitcher ot all time.
"I aln t through with you yet," says
he. resumin' his mild manners. . "Com
pose yourself; there's another bunch
of B. Z.'s due in three minutes. See
you to-morrow," says he, "and we will
resume the spcrt. Mermaid hunting
nothin' like It; greatest ever!"
Must ha' changed his mind about
waitin' till to-morrow maybe thought
I'd put th' prof, wise, an' have him
excluded, which I sure would have
done for,- anyhow, back he comes in
side ot an hour, an' with him a couple
of huskies with such low brows that
their hair tangles their eyelashes. The
three of 'em fronts up to our tank,
along of a blK an' spellbound crowd;
an' none ' tie audience seems more
plumb int'rested than them three.
Moscow's sleeve looks bulgy.
The prof, ho seenis uneasy and on
his guard. I notices the stream of
water ain't comin' In, and judges Beef
is bein' held as a reserve for lmmejit
action Jn case o' need. My nerves is
all to the dippy, so I can't hardly do
my stunts at all, and the prof, has
to more than prod. Every time I
flips or dives, "Gee!" thinks I, "this
here is Just prolonglu' the agony.
I'm sure workin' a shell-game on my
self," thinks I, an' the sweat begins
to ooze. An' every time I comes up,
therd still stands Moscow MacShane
and his L. Il.'s juet smilin' smilln'.
That bulgy sleeve feezes me.
, "Make b? dive again, profe-' ar!"
i.prka up one of the V O'n, Inr. J. "it
like, tssin' per ty it? ' e 't ao
cau find it ' u th' l-ottom. rihe cm
see best In a dim Ji.cyt, can't she?"
"Iridescent colors an' ' beautiful
contoors of this extryordinary large
specimen," hastens the prof., tryin' to
bring his lecture to a speedy finish.
'An' - caDtured alive after a desprit
struggle by Colonel Lysander Webb,
K.C.B, on the 27th pt last-
Say. nrof.." butts in the otner u. a.,
"how long can she stay down?" -
'She requires a dim light, like alt
the 'specie," forges the prof., neck an'
neck .with that ominous curiosity oi
th' ; Moscow gang. VLives in dark
ocean, caves an' fastnesses, which is
their native abode among th' coral
reefs! And now we will paBS "
"Under water they live?" inquires
the first L.; B. again. "In caves, you
say? Far down among them beautiful
coral reefs?"' . . . ,
"Why er yes." answers th' prof.,
his voice almost breakin' with sup
pressed torture. Th crowd begins to
shove . an' whisper. "But you you
understand, it s salt water-of course
It Is, out there on th' coasts ot Van
Diemen's Land in th' China bea.
Everybody knows that. Salt water
an' that makes a difference '- - - - -
No such thing!" retorts the L. B.,
Dullln' out a book from his pocket. "I
got a volyume here, wrote by Colonel
Webb himself, where he says lemme
find th' place, page 159 he says
"Never you mind what Colonel
Webb says!", flares out the prof.
"Ain't I been bandlln' mermaids dally
an' hourly fer the past eleven years?
Don't I know their habits? We will
now -pass on the out-side. The out
"Hold on!. Hold on!" says tho L. B.,
polite an' easy.' Not a soul starts for
the outside. Contrary wise," they
crowds. up closer than ever, till it's
a regulation .sardine-pack. Some
laughs, an' I hears confused scraps ot
talk. "If this here Mermaid Lucy's
caught alive after a desprit struggle,
last 27th o' March, first an' only one
in captivity, how comes it that"
Bon t pester him! speaks up Mos
cow, aoolhln'-like, - "That's a matter
ot mere detail. What interests this
here intelligent audience now is just
this how long can a genooine. mer
maid stay under water? Now prof.,
it's up to you!" .
"That's right right!" I hears th'
crowd repeat. . How long? Make her
try it. Money's worth! Hold 'er
Say, am I swealin' blood, or ain't I?
"Wo will bow pass begins the
prof, again, all ot a tremble an' rub-
bin' his chin with a shaky hand; but
Moscow interrupts once more:
"We don't press the point. It's
Immaterial cn' besides, , Lucy . ain't
well to-day. She's allin' I know It
by her looks allin' and nervous. Bu
somethin we oult) like to know is
what she feeds ip? inere, professor,
her diet: what is it?"
"Ki.il?" answers the prof., h'
spirits riJn' like an oil-gusher. "D ?
''!.,- mostly flsb. and and "
ieis?" volunteers iilcjr , "11 so,
iavA -r." -
"Hang th' diet!" speaks up L. B.
Number 1. "I wants to seo her etny
under water!" f
"Same here! An' here!" persists
the' crowd, which now is gottin' un
ruly an' . hilarious. . ; All this time, .
y'understand, I'm In a despair so black
It makes soot snow-wbite oy com
parison. "Make .'er stay down!
Down!" shouts some in tnat jostim'.
pushin' mob. "Feed 'er!" vociferates ,
The poor old prof. say, I had t .
pity him, spite o' my own bloody
sweat. He grips his resolution, leana
over an' pats me lovln' on the nozzle. .
"Dive. Lucyi ' ne commanus in a
tremblln' voice. "Dive, an' stay down
"Here s my speedy end, thinks l. '
but I'll croak gume. An' Lord help
th' fish they flings to me!" I cnashes
my teeth preparatory (to doin' murder
vicariously on' Moscow, .MacShane in
the person ot said fish. ; It's all darit
an' slippery down there on th bottom;
can't more than see a glimmer, l' ion
above 1 hear a rumble o' voices.
Then all ot a sudden I sees some
thin' swimmin' round kind ot a fish
thing, big an' brown. My lunga feel
like they was just plumb goin' !
bust every second, but I makes a Eras'
at the fish-thing, misses, makes an
other, lands on it with my left, grap-
pies with my right, closes in and grips
till my knuckles crack. I feels the
fish-critter give; there's a sudden lash
an' tangle the water bolls.
And then then Gee Whillikens!
Ow! Oo! Oooooo! Somethin' ex
plodes. Somethin' hits me. What is
it? Where am I? Sparks an", fire
envelope me! Can't let go an' I'm
all tied up in bow-knots myself. Jump
in' jewsharps! 'Bout a million volts
of red-hot current racks my frame.
Whoof! Up I surges, blind, deaf.
Plumb In the eye MacShano lands
me one. Down I goes backward
splash! head over tail, down 1 souses
under water again, gulps a gallon aa'
comes up just explodin' with a whoof!
whoof! that blows th' drink clean
over that hilarious mob of cutthroats.
But this time the prof, has unHmbered.
Beef comes a shovin' and tho cutside
man, too there's reinforcements. .- I
makes my get-out o' the diabollsa.
tank that time falls on my mup, out
side, and lays sprauglin', all tied m
in my tall 'mongst the feet of tMu .
stampedin', fightin', roarin' multitude.
Mac, he drives a kick at me just aa
Beet hands him a right hook on the
ear. He drops.' I'm top of him In a
wink, i and the L. B.'s, the prof., the
outside-man an' Beet is top of us both.
An' after that It's Just pure canuibal
Ism, with th' mob weepin' Itself sick
fer joy, an' screechin' "Perlicet"
Perlice? Sure they come after a
while. But there's no tent left, nothin'
Fact is, all th' good them perllca
done was shoot that there mermaid
food o' mine that eel that theti
million volt electric eel. .
Say, you tumble?
.(.Copyright, Thl Frank A. Munuy Cu.)'
Son of a Civil War Veteran
Telle Why He Is for Wilson
A Wisconsin innn, noil of a Civil war
vuti'niii, makes ouu of tho strongest a
ju'dls for votes for Wilson for president
ver nincle tor a candidate for office
anywhere. Here it is: i
I AM AN AilrJUU'AN. I linte war
nuil I love pence. My father fouht in
Ilie Civil war for the cause ho thought
He died on the field at Getysburg.
Ho left a widow unci five smnll child
ren. As a vli i Id at my mother's knee, I
have heard her, as the tours stolo down
her cheeks, describo tho horrors and the
iuixerios of the days of '1)1.
1 linvp reud tho words of Sherman who
nuld "War Is Ucll."
I try to picture the sorrow and woe
of Hume stirring times and I see do
ntrautioii aud dcuth in every city anil
I hear the shrieks of mothers, the
wails of sorrowing wives, whom ro
Joiitless Death made widows; tbe cries
tht children awaiting in vain tho return
of '. Daddy."
I boo a laud onco rich In grain be
1 mine more devastated than if it were
visited by the seven plagues of Kgypt;
a land once peaceful and prosperous,
the most miserable country that the sun
-ver shone upon. X HAVE EVKKY
KKASON TO HATE WAR.
My mind'e eye sees ttie terrific utriiu
gle now being waged in Europe For
whatf who can answer!
I tremble like all truo Americans
t the thought of our land being en
gulfed in this mnilileuiug sea of slaugh
I know our president has kcut lis nut
this awful war and I lift my voice!
1-otU day and night In grateful accents
t'i lien ven for having raised up at this'
critical period Woodrow Wilson, who,'
like Washington and Lincoln, has beeu
the savior of America.
I Know that Wilson has preserved
unsullied the glory of Columbia that
he has inniiitnined pence without sacri
No stain orshnmo has ever yet be
smirched tho pnges of our history, nor
hits our flna ever trnilmt Imliin.l , un.
cliuriot of kiiiR or emperor; and I know
mm. wimo vt uson rules the country,
this boast will proudly riug o'er hill
and vnlo with no fear of a discordant
I know that Wilson has endeavored
in every honorable way to preserve
neutrality with foreign' powers, and
tliut his policies and net ions have been
criticised by men who, like Caesar,
wiiuiu sacruice country for ambition.
I know men. 1 know flint Christ
himself was crucified by hit own chosen
people bcenuse he tried to save tbem.
I know tliut Wilson is sorely pressed
and in this hour of dire need asks true
Amcricaus to help him fiKht the moral
Initios of America. AND THIS I
My couutry's flag waves from no
lordly cnstle but flings its folds to the
r.ree.o of freedom the proud emblem
of tho grcntest nntiou the world las
Therefore, I want no change of ad
ministration nt this hour of terrible
uncertainty. .1 euro not w hether Wilson
is a democrat or or a republican leader
He llflM lOIIA tlirminh ll,A ..... 11.1.. f
criticism and alnnder ami has come forth
minimi lino a mass of molten gold.
I kuow that on his shoulders rests
governnieut dearer to him thnu life its
elf. I know that at its Integrity thous
ands of people nt homo aro striking,
ivhilo at its foreign eyes arc glaring.
All Women Need
a corrective, occasionally-, to right a disordered stomach,
which is the cause of so much sick headache, nervous
ness and sleepless nights. Ouick relief from stomach
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leave no disagreeable after-etlecta and aranot habit-iwnlng.
For Better Health
and I know that Wilson has never ful
This ordeal with its attending Borrow
and sadness occasioned by the iagrati
t de of aoaie may be have aged him,
out it has added beauty and sublimity
to kis character and has not only hu
manized every instinct but has expand
ed and elevntod him to the - heights
where the vonomed dnrts of slander can
not wound him.
I boliero in tho words of tho poet:
"Urent men grow greater by the lapse
oi time; we know those least whom we
have seen tho latest; and they 'mongst
those who have grown aubiime who
fought for Human Liberty aro fircnt
cst." The man who has stood at tho holm
of state and has piloted us through
the channel of danger out Into tno calm
waters of pence, contentment am oros-
perity THAT MAN I KHALI. KTAND
That man is WOODROW WILSON.
I shall vote for him because I AM AN
A Discussion of
Mr. Roosevelt's Part .
By George O. Hill.
Written for the Democratic National
The chief issues of the democratic
party are the fallacious contentious tlmt
"President Wilson has kept us out of
war," and that tho prosperity which
tho nation now enjoys makes a change
of administration unnecessary and uii-
That the first contention is pure ful
lucy hus been nbumlnntly demoustrnted
by ex-l'resiileut Roosevelt. No intelli
gent mun can read Colonel Roosevelt's
i.en'iston and Hattlo Creek aneeches and
conlinuo to believe that Mr. Wilson
"has kept us out of war." No think
ing voter can read tho Colonel's Bnttle
Creek speech without coming to a re
alization .that the Wilson administra
tion has not alone been a discredit to
the country, but that its eoutiuuance
would prove a menace to the vn- i,.,
and sinew of Americanism. '
t olonel Roosevelt enior an nnnnrtun.
ity which is denied to Governor Hugh
es. The former is Complete master of
his own time. - Accordingly ho has re
fused to go about the country making
numerous speeches. Instead, he has
adopted the policy of preparing a com
paratively few thought out, logically
reasoned speeches, in each of which
lie submits the evidence on whieh he
I Bscs his conclusion so that his hearers
and his readers may rensou out tho fact
Mr, Roosevelt knows from long ex
perience that, much as his admirers mm-
enjoy hearing hiin not they nlouo but
us opponents as well will read everv
word that he utters iu a presidentiu'l
campaign. Ilia admirers may. believe
wtiat he says simply because he' says it,
but for the benefit of those who might
be disposed to question his uusunnorted
statements, he uives the reasons fur tho I
iaith that is in him. " I
la the near future tha CI.hiaI ..ill
demolish the fallacy that the present
war prosperity is -permanent, or that it
can be depended upon to endure lifter
the war as effectively as ho has al
ready destroyed the fiction that "he
has kept us out of war,". 8o valuable
a contribution to the campaign does
Uovernor Hughes regard Mr. Roosevelt's
speeches that he has bad each of them
caretully printed in good type and they
are being sent free to nil who apply for
them to the Republican National com
mittee, New York City.
By George Creel.
Written for tho Democratic National
-. As never before, tho United States is
It is "loaded dice" business that
Woodrow Wilson has hurt, not leaiti-
mate business. In view of FACTS, the
cry that "business men me against
Wilson' is tantamount to an accusation
that tho business men of tho I'nitcd
Stntes aro a pock of fools.
Wo weathered the crash of tho Euro- j
pean war without a panic such as cursed
the country in 1HU3 and IW7.
Iu the lust three years, manufactured
products have increased by $tt,4u0,000
uuO, and less than- one per cent ot this
vast total is furnished by munition ex
There aro no more bread linos;, there
is no unemployment, agriculture has
been given new life and industry is driv
ing forward with a new and tremend
ous euergy. Tho wealth of the nntiou
has increased 4 1,000,000,000 under
The answer is not to be found save
in the financial, economic and industri
al reform' of fected by the "Man iu the
White House. He drove through the
Federal Reserve bill that ended the sel
fish rule of Wall street, and that in the
face of republican prophecies of "ruin
This law has lifted tho fear of pan
ics; it has ended usury; it has per
mitted government funds foi the move
ment of crops; it has made credii ac
cessible to legitimate enterprise. .
The Rural Credits' Law is the Magus
Cliarta for the farmer; .the Clayton. law
took much of the hate but of industry;
the Seamen's law has put American
sailors back on the high seas; the Fed
eral Trades commission is wagiug a
winning fight agaiust extortion . a ml
monopoly; the tariff commission has
taken a question of vital importance
out of politics, and the child labor law.
the eight hour day ami the Workmen 's
Comjirusntioii has energized iudustry as
well as hunmuir.ed it.
And Mr. Hughes asks that these con
ditions be deserted in favor of a return
to panics, unemployment, breadlines,
aud government by greed.
PROMPT ACTION SAVES
. FROSTED SILO
"Thousands of: acres of W'Namotte
Valley corn, even; though it lias been
frosted can bo safety and economically
put into the silo if harvested and stored
promptly," says B. Hyslop, head of
the crops department of the Agricultur
al college. , ,
"Unusually earlv frosts .this year
caught a great deal of rorn intended
tor the silo etage.
the frost when it was iu'the milk and
soft dough stage. This corn can be
safely put into the silo and will make
good silage well worth having and us
ing even though its quality is not equal
to that of corn that had reached the ad
vanced hard dough stage. The impor
tant thing is to get the frosted corn in
order to avoid souring, should a period
ot hot weather follow the freeze. We
must also avoid, as far aa possible, the
whipping off of the dry leaves with a
resulting loss of nutritive value.
"Where there are prospects of get
ting an ensilage cutter within a verv
short time tho frozen corn should be
cut and laid down in bundles at once.
li there is danger of a prolonged wet
spell, tho corn should be stood un in
shocks nntil the butter is available."
Laually if immature corn is put in
to the silo within a short time after
the frost it will contain sufficient mois
ture to keep it nrooerlv. If conaiilernh-
le time elapses, a week or ten days of
drying after a hard killing frost, it is
then usually necessnrv to aoulv suffi
cient water to bring it up to the proper
moisture content tor sare Keeping." j
PROPOSALS FOR WOOD ' j
FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS
- On the 241 h day of October, 1916, at
2:00 o'clock p. m., the Oregon State
Board of Control will receive sealed
bids for furnishing wood for the vari
ous state institutions, as follows:
Oregon State Hospital, main build
SAVING. SEED CORN FROM
THE FROSTED FIELDS.
In order to secure corn, much of
which has undoubtedly been very
seriously damaged by the early frost;
suitable for seed for next season's
crop, fanners should go through their
fields before cutting the corn for
suage ami snnp orr all ot the more
mature ears which show reasonably
icr. - -
"The early frost has caught a good
deal of the early seed corn in the
milk and much ot it will be unfit for
seed purposes," says G. R. Hyslop,
specialist in field crops at the Oregon
"Seed corn will undoubtedly be a
very scarce article next spring.
"By going through the field and
snapping off the more mature ears,
farmers will frequently be able to se
lect satisfactory seed. These ears
should be husked out within a few-
days and stored ou the di vine rack re-
commended by the college, in some
place tnat is warm with a current of 1
air. Most of the immature corn may
be dried in sufficiently good condition.
to germinate and produce good corn
next year. '.,'".
"This season has been late as to
growing and early as to frost; It very
forcibly demonstrates, the necessity "for
an early to a. medium maturing variety
of silage corn, both from the standpoint
Dr. Rice is a Harvard graduate. Mrs.
Rice -is the daughter of the late Win.
L. Elkins of I'eunsylvania.
BINDING 75,000 LICENSES
Hunting, angling and tho combina
tion hunter's and angler's licenses aro
now being boud at the Kodgers I'apeAv .
eompay's plant on Ferry street. ( ivi
War veterans receive a special license.
whieh is-given to them free of charge.
About 2500 of these special licenses in
to be distributed. Fil'tcen thousand of
the combinaton hunter's and angler's
licenses are printed and being heond.
The angler's license is on white cant
board, the resident hunter's on blue
cloth and In number 80,000. The num
ber of angler's licenses is 73,000.
Theso -licenses, when tiound, will bo
returned to tho stnto house -and it i
probably they will then be sent to the
fish and game commission office in
Portland for dstrbutiou.
PRAISES WILSON'S STAND
IN BEHALF OF SUFFRAGE.
ing. g50 eord. first growth fir; Cottage u t." T IT. " Z
Farm, 1,200 cords second growth fir.
i. .. i . . ,AA ,
'Sl.r:'V'?- "u8 " l:dcr no condition try to store the
ttr: n.:.'.:"rl ' ? 1U or on shelves or
'" in sacks. If you do, it will certainly
u-.uiciri. ... lt , . . -
State Institution for Fcobfc Minded,!;". V .i.m ? i -X .
1.000 cords second .rrowth fir. Son r-nr.U! W,r'8'.0r 8U01 ld b tietl UP W1,h 8"n
so that no tw.fi ears touch and so the air j
1 1 .
nm,., v q... rAn'" iu earn ear..
v..wu . , It 1 11 1 II V uuvi, lira
Put the corn
The action of the National
Woman Suffrage association at
Atlantic City, N, J. iu rejecting
by an overwhelming voto the
proposal to make the suffrage
movement a partisan annex of
tho republican campaign was
further emphasized by Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw, "the sage of snf-
.Tit ' . In An I .. t . : I.
-'-d", " " ' iiiiciiiun puu-
lished in the Philadelphia Press,
a staunch republican organ.
"The president in his speech
to the convention promised all
he could carry out," said Dr.
Shavr. "If he had promised s
"Prink to me only with thine eves'
quoted the romantic maiden. "All
Much of the corn, right. Here's looking nt you." replied
even the early varieties, was hit by the practical young man-
rth , l giot TZ V i in !liu'c ' warm 8nd 'eht
ruhe el.li.? Hinf.'!"1"1 U wiU dr-V 0Ut a,lick'y "d Without
Growth rf H08pUal'i P-ting. If put into a place that is
r.u , m" ,' i I warm without ventilation the immature
beTcV Vo m' knotT'8 f ! !JZL ft
...17 ii-ikittiii j in ,,,r n to 1I1UMI Hllll SOlir.
Coin will successfully stand 130 degrees,
"Every farmer should save enough
of his best mature seed and dry it in
order to be certain of a seed stock for
next year." ' - - -
Philadelphia Society Woman
to Explore the Amazon
New-port, F. I., Oct. 14. Unexpected
jungles enmeshing the Amazon river
no terrors for Mrs. A. Hamilton Rice,
who is expected to sail from here today
with her husband, Dr. A ". Hamiltoa
Rice, the South American explorer, for a
voyage into the unknown upper reaches
of the greatest river in the world.
Mrs. Rice, formerly Mrs- George D.
Wideuer, a Philadelphia society leader
was saved when her husband went down
with the Titanic.
Dr. and Mrs. Rice, with three mem
bers of th London Geographical society
which is financing the expedition, em
bark on the steam yacht Alberta, once
owned by King Leopold II. of Belgium
aud presentacd to Dr. Rice by the Bar-
cords second grow
Oregon State Tubei
1 00 cords second
Oregon State School for the Blind,
200 cords first
Oregon State School for the Deaf,
.10 cords first growth fir, 25 cords round
- Oregon State Industrial School for
Girls, l."0 cords second growth fir.
Hiiecifieations will lie furnished up
on application to the secretary.
All bids to be accompanied by certi
fied check in tho rum of 10 per cent of
the whole amount of hid, payable to
the Oregon State Board of Control,
which sum so deiiosited bv the the suc
cessful bidder shnll b held by tho
board as a guarantee that the bidder
will enter into a contract to furnish the
amount awarded. All hids are to be en
closed in a sealed envelope and marked
"Uuis for Wood, ' and to bo addressed
to the undersigned.
The board reserves the right to re
ject any or all bids or to accept any
part of a Did.
- I!. B. OOODIX.
- Secretary, Oregon State Board of
Control. Oct. 10-H-17-21
more we would have known
that he could not carry it out.
Not the republicans alone, nor
the democrats alone, cau bring
' suffrage- If it could he done
that way I would favor it. But
it can't. We -must get enough
democrats and republicans toge
ther to do it."
Catarrhal Deafness Cannot Be Cored
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure catarrhal
deafness, and that is by a constitutional
remedy. Catarrhal Deafness is caused
by an inflamed condition of the mucous
lining of the Eustachina Tube. Whea
this tube is inflamed you have a ram
bling sound or Imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed, Deafness ia
the result. Unless the inflammation
can be reduced and this tube restored
lo its normal condition, hearing will bl
destroyed forever. Manv cases of deaf
ness are eaused by catarrh, which is aa
inflamed condition of the mucous sur
faces. Hall's Catarrh Cure acts thru
the blood on the mucous surfaces of tha
We will give One Hundred Dollars
for any case of Catarrhal Deafness that
cannot be tured by Hall's Catan-b. Cure.
Circulara free. All Druggists, 75c.
. . . P. J. CBTEXEY ft CO., Toledo, a