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CHARLES H. FISHES
August 13, 1917
Editor and Publisher
of I lie. Capital J
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
h. 8. BARNES,
CHAS. H. FISHER. ,
DORA C. ANDRESEN,
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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by
Audit Bureau of Circulations.
by Walt Mason
UNCLE SAM IS AT WORK.
The United States is preparing for war on the greatest
scale ever undertaken by any country on so short a notice.
England at the start did not act one-half as promptly or
with such tremendous energy. While we have . been
watching congress and getting weary of delays over the
food control bill and some other things we have lost sight
of what has really been done. We have placed our reg
ular army on a war footing, and done the same thing
with the national guardsmen, organizing an army of halt
a million men who are already in a fair state of prepara
tion for facing the enemy. On top of this we have
registered ten million men of fighting age and are rapid
ly selecting from these another army of 687,000 men.
The most stupendous job of all however, is the building
of sixteen cantonments for housing and taking care ot
this vast army. These cantonments will have an average
capacity of 50,000 each. In other words they will be six
teen cities with a population of 50,000 each and these
will be of modern buildings provided with electric lights,
baths, water systems and sewers. These sixteen cities
will house and feed a population practically equal to that
of the state of Oregon. There will be sleeping quarters,
' dining rooms all modern conveniences that would care tor
all the people in this state and these cities will have been
built within less than three months.
It shows the magnitude of the task ahead of us when
such preparation as this is made. The munition factor
ies are turning out vast quantities of munitions and an
army of men is making uniforms for the other army that
is preparing for the front. ,
Another army is making aeroplanes with which to as
sist in wresting the supremacy of the air from the Ger
mans and making them fight blindly. At the same time
another army is at work building merchant ships lor
transporting the army and its supplies across the At
lantic. It is because we have not taken part m tne
actual fighting that we are disposed to think the govern
ment is delaying and hesitating, which is far from the
facts We have done more in the way of preparing foi
war than England did in a year, and there is certainly no
greater need of hurry on our part than there was on
that of England in the first year of the war. America is
not open to the charge of wasting time, outside of the
work of congress. There has been unnecessary delay
thpre and there is now and will continue to be delay at:
that source, but it is the fault of our system ot govern
ment. There is no place where one is so alone as in a great
citv. This is emphasized by the dispatches yesterday tell
ing of the deaths from heat in New York, and how those
stricken were left lying on the pavement unnoticed by the
passing crowds. It is not exactly heartlessness that
causes this apparent neglect of fellow beings, but because
the city has provided persons for taking care of just sucft
cases. "The police and hospital ambulances will look after
him," is the feeling of the passer and explains why no
sympathy is expressed or no attempt made to assist.
Still, one can hardly realize that city life can destroy the
instinct to help one under such circumstances. It may
be that we country folks, as New Yorkers would call us,
are behind the times, but we are not ashamed of the fact
that we are at all times willing to stoop to lift the stricken
and to give such aid as we can. It may be countryfied,
but it at least is not inhuman.
Hoover will not have to spend any time suggesting ,
reduction in the size of bathing suits, mey nave uewj
shrinking so radically the past few years that about all
that is left of them is the fast colors, and a puckering
THE WICKED KAISER
The kaiser, so dispatches say, would bring
us dire disasters, and loathsome agents, in
his pay, are selling poisoned plasters. With
deadly germs these plasters swarm, like
skippers in old cheeses, and if you put one
on your form, you'll die of punk diseases.
O'er tales like this we groan and grieve, and
wring our hands. and sniffle; we are so easy
we believe such tinhorn brands of piffle.
The kaiser stole my shorthorn pup, and
killed my old cat, Tabby: he put some
poison in her cup, and knocked her cold and
flabby. The kaiser's agents come at night,
wnen darkness o'er us thickens, and all -the
cops are out of sight, and steal mv Lee-horn rhirkpns.
The kaiser sent his loathsome spies to rob my humble
dwelling; they stole some sinkers and three pies, and left
me vainly yelling. The kaiser's pretty busy now, with
enemies all round him, who kick up such a beastly row
the racket must confound him. Yet he finds leisure,
while he kills, and dodges new disasters, to send out men
with poisoned pills, and germy porous plasters. Oh, bunk
and piffle! Tommyrot! Some Ananias told it! Say, will
we ever learn to spot a fake when we behold it?
And He Did
OH- mrCBlU.Ho CUMBTntt ,
TREE tm CfET METmATS!
mc ioiij nurcrcue
THE COLOR SCHEME
The sun was beginning to set over I
to Hoover to Loosen
Grip of Speculators
The good housekeeper will certainly
the great city, tinting the f ulmigatious approve of any efforts that Herbert
clouds a scandilcrous red. j Hoover may make in the control of the
Mrs. Velocipede Johnson, cullud, f00(i problem if he can make it uncora
stopped and set down her basket ot -ki t - i.- i
wash in wondering amazement, mirth-, fortllble tor 80me f tke b.g packing
ful awe and hilarious surprise, as Mrs. plants that have corralled the market
Charlie Sing toddled" out. in the way of canned goods. According
"Well, I nebbcr," ejaculated Mrs. to dispatches from Washington, the
Velocipede Jackson. "A Chinese wo- first move will be to investigate why
man! The first ebbcr 1 see! Well, ef canned tomatoes are so high, especially
that ain't the mos' curiousest sight! as the output this vear is several mil-
Good as a circus! It Sho' do beat all
how some races o' folks is born so com
ical looking! Ha ha h! "
And as she stood cachinnating, Mrs.
Strutting Crow, wife of the chief of
an Indian village connected with Whis
slebaum's Wild Woolly West Show,
suddenly drew up her little bronco and
"Mercy!" exclaimtd Mrs. Frothing-
ham Minow, leaning out of her sump
tuous ninety cylinder Squord car and
raising her lorgnette to a languid eye.
A squaw person! Well- Tee necl How
lion pounds more than last year. The
housekeeper is evidently aware that the
canned tomato she .was buying one year
ago for ten cents will now cost her 20
cents and the can that cost 15 cents
about this time last year is passed over
the country for 25 cents. And all this
notwithstanding the enormous output of
tomatoes in every, part of the country
excepting thiB northwest. Retailers say
it is not their fault, as the cans that
were sold ono year ago at 90 cents a
dozen are now quoted at $1.90 and those
vnrv nmiiainir. Drive nn. Henri, and do wholesaled a year ago at $1.30 a dozen
be careful not to run over any white are now offered at $2.20. Hence if Mr.
MY HUSBAND AND I
By Jane Phelps '
IN IMFLUSIVE ACT
There sat Junior perched up on the
sergeant's desk, eating candy, and
chattering away to the officer and a
couple of burly policemen as uncon
cerned as if he were at home. First
Tom, then 1 grabbed hiin and kissed
him over and over, paying no attention
to his little sticky hands and face, nor
to his struggles to free himself.
'I don t want to bo home!" he de
clared, when Tom spoke of starting-
L want to stay here, ' and he com
menced to cry.
Jt was really ludicrous. Tom and I
were so happy, so excited over finding
him safe and ail right, and the little
rascal refusing to go with us.
'Don't you want to go home to ba
by sister and Norah! Poor Norah feels
so badly because you ran away."
JNo, l want to stav here wif this
man a," and lie slid out of my arms to
snuggle against tho sergeant's knee,
much to the officer's amusement.
"Very well, Mamma will have to get
ano'.her littlo boy,," I said, pretending
I was going to leave him there.
Junior paid not tho slightest atten
tion to my threat, but admiringly play
ed with the brass buttons on the ser
In the meantime Tom had been ques
tioning the officer who brought Junior
into the station house. He had found
him wandering around, and unable to
tell hiin where he lived; or anything
save his name was "Junior Tom" and
something about "Norah. "
I saw Tom take his pocket book out
and after thanking the officer lay a
twenty dollar bill on tho desk. The of
ficer tried to refuse it, but Tom in
sisted that he give it to his little boy
to start a bank account. It had devel
oped during the conversation that the
otticer had a boy about Junior a age.
Junior eried' " whea we took him
away, but as sdn as he got home and
was cuddled and ,playcd With by Norah
whose eyes were red and swollen with
weeping, he became his old sunny self.
"What in the world did you give;
the officer that money for," I asked.
"It is their business to take care of
people. I don 't think it was at all nec
essary. You're too impulsive."
' ' Why, Sue, you don 't begrudge
twenty dollars for our boy, do you?"
"No, nor a good deal more if it had
been necessary. But that officer's boy
probably has more than Junior. I think
it was perfect nonsense. You preach
economy constantly to mc, then go and
do some extravagant thing I wouldn't
think of doing. "
"Well, it is done, so we won't talk
about it," Tom answered, with the air
of finality he could assume when dis
pleased with what I said.
You may be sure that Junior was
Eettcd and coddled that night. When
e said his prayers he added to the
usual list, whom he asked God to bless,
"and the nice man's in the park,"
much to our amusement.
For days afterward I went with No
rah when sho took the children to the
park; when gradually as Junior seemed
to realize that he must not run away
from her again, I once more trusted her
to go alone.
Tom had laughingly suggested that
we have a sort of housewarming. We
couldn't have many, so few of our
friends were in town. But we would
have Walter and Helen, Carol Black
lock, and the Hendersons. Vivian Mor
ton would not be back for another
month, or I should have invited her.
I was quite excited ovct it. Tom
too, seemed more interested than he
usually did over any of our attompts
"It's too bad we are an odd num
ber," he said.
'ios, I wish Vivian was at Home-'
"I don't suppose there is anyone
else we might have," he returned
"pio one that I want," I replied
Then all suddenly it flasjied over mo
The sun, yawning blushily, finished
the day's setting.
that Tom might be hinting for an in
vitation for Miss Coleman. Let him
hint! I would pay no attention.
We made out a very nice supper
menu. I set the table with the lovely
tablecloth and napkins Carol had
brought me from Europe, and Tom sent
some flowers both for the tablo and
tho living room. Really the house look
ed most attractive, and as I waited for
our guests to arrive I thought how wise
I had been to insist upon moving.
They all came together. That is ar
rived at the house at the same time.
We had a good laugh over it as they
all came from different directions. We
played cards until ten o'clock when
we adjourned to the dining room for
Helen and Claire Henderson went in
to raptures over my table.
"1 never saw a more exquisite
cloth," the latter said. She herself had
such lovely linen that it was the more
flattering to have her so admire mine.
(Tomorrow A trifling disagreement)
LAST MEXICAN WAR VETERAN
IN CALIFORNIA, DEAD
Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 11. Franklin
Dufour, the last of the Mexican war
veterans in California, died here today.
He was 95 years old and had been ill
cnly a short time. He was a member of
Lieutenant Lansdale Post, No. 67, Vet
erans of Foreign Wars of the Unitod
States. He leaves a daughter, Mrs Lot
tie Robb, of Stockton, a daughter and
four sons residing here.
HOT WAVE HITS PORTLAND.
Portland, Or. Aug. 13. Portland to
day is prepared for another day of rec
ord heat. Yesterday the thermometer
reached 92 degrees and one prostration
Hoover, who trod the streets of Salem
about a generation ago, will make it
uncomfortable for the big packing
plants that have brought the entire Cal
ifornia output of tomatoes, he will re-,
ceive the thanks of this part of the
universe. According to reports, the big
packing houses have the tomatoes and
are going to make the people pay war
time prices, unless something happens
to cause a Budden repentence.
these Useful Publications
May Be Had For the Asking
Tho Union Pacific system has juBt
taken from the press two very useful
and highly valuable publications, one
the "Columbia River Gorge", giving a
topographical map of and describing
how to make a series of short jaunts
into that wonderfully interesting re
gion. Since the completion of the High
way a large number of delightful foot
and pony trails have been constructed
into the nearby mountain fastnesses
that may be easily "negotiated" on
foot in a day, using Portland as the
starting point and taking a convenient
morning train to the nearest station.
Many Columbia Gorge scenes beautify
The other is a convenient indexed
pocket map of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho, printed in colors and giving the
latest map data of those Btates,
. These publications are for free distri
bution on application to . Wm. McMur-
ray, General .Passenger Agent, .rortiana,
Oregon. , .
BALL PLATERS ENLIST.
Chicago, Aug. 13. ITncle Sam has
launched a recruiting drive among the
semi-pro ball players of Chicago, and
is meeting with generous returns. More
than 100 have been enlisted.
The weather sharps announce another week of fair
weather, If it is state-fair weather the announcement
will please everybody.
I LADD & BUSH, Bankers
CAPITAL ....... $500,000.00
jr ii ii i
j TRANSACT A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
j SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
PRICE THAT WILL' MAKE THI FURNITURE MOVE FAiT
We have decided to move our Furniture business from 349 North Commercial street to a new location. Entire Stock is being sacri
ficed to avoid expense of moving. Unheard of low prices. Come and reap the benefit.
Be Disposed of in 2 Weeks
Sale Is Now OnSo HurryTabe Your Pick While the Picking Is Good
$12.50 Iron Beds $9.50
$7.50 Iron Springs, sale price $4.50
$12.00 Pure Cotton Felt Mattress $9.50
$3.00 Oak Diners, sale price $2.50
$14.50 Oak Extension Tables, sale price $12.00
$12.00 6-foot Extension Tables, sale price . . $9.00
$7.50 Rockers, sale price $4.50
$26.00 Rugs, sale price $22.50
$15.90 Kitchen Cabinets, sale price $10.00
Thousands of other pieces of medium and high grade furniture and house furnishings at a sacrifice. Everything contained in our big
store building and its big warehouse.
Terms TC IT
Strictly - ILL&o ULd
1 1 Cash
ji liirir tm.
Five Busy Stores
349 North Commercial
Phones 941 and 508