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The Capital Journal
CHARLES H, FISHEB
Editor and Fublipher
February 5, 1918
PUBLISHED EVEKI EVENING EXCEPT, SUNDAY. BALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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WHAT'S IN YOUR SALAD OIL?
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the carrier does not do this, iiiIbbcs you, or neglect Retting the paper to you on time,
kindly phone the circulation numiiKcr. an this la the only way we cuu determine whether
or not the carriers are following liiBtructlong. Phone Mulu M before 7:30 o'clock and a
paper will be ent you by special messenger If the carrier has nilBsed you.
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOlTItNAL
It the only newspaper In fcnlom whose circulation Is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau of Circulations.
TRAITOROUS SENATORS ACTIVE
Senators Chamberlain, Hitchcock and others of their
brand are shouting from the house-tops the things that
pro-Germans dare not speak above a whisper. They are
misrepresenting, misconstruing and exaggerating the
facts in the war situation.
They have hung out the white flag of surrender and
have notified the kaiser that America's participation in
the war is a joke. That autocracy has nothing to fear
from this side of the ocean, since we will never be able to
get into the war seriously. .
These are lies traitorous lies but Chamberlain
published them in his harrangue in the senate, Hitchcock
repeated them with only a change in verbiage, and today
it is expected that Waciswortn, ot JNew York, representa
tive of the packing combine in the senate, whose war
profits are now being investigated, will reiterate them
When Washington led the armies of the colonies in the
revolutionary wTar, he was beset by calumnies circulated
by a similar type oi men. Madison felt the sting ot un
just criticism in 1812, Polk in the Mexican war and Lin
coln in 1860-5.
. But it has remained for the Chamberlain group of mal
contents to make the vilest, dirtiest attack ever made
upon a president of the nation in a war-time crisis. They
purpose to enact a "war cabinet" bill, taking all power to
conduct the war out of the hands of the president, leav
ing him with only the veto power in case he should dis
agree with the policy pursued.
The "war cabinet" bill is a direct insult to the chief
executive, who, under the constitution, is commander in
chief of the army and navy.
Senator Williams in reply to Hitchcock in the senate
yesterday charged that "muckraking the administration"
was a German scheme, and it does look like it.
The Continental Congress, Williams added, came very
near ruining General Washington, "and all the asses that
ever existed came very near ruining Lincoln and Grant)
in the Civil War."
"Congress or a council cannot carry on the war and
cannot furnish the brains for anybody else to do it," said
he. "If the president hasn't got brains enough to perform
the functions of his great office, he can't be lent brains
by a council."
SHIPPING PROBLEM IS MOST SERIOUS -
That almost all of the supposed-to-be olive oil now
being sold in this country is adulterated is the pro
nouncement of health officials in manv states.
The olive crop of France has been ruined by the war,
Italy has placed, at least at times, an embargo on the ex
portation of olive oil, and the little coming into this
country is chiefly from Spain. There are some olives
; grown in the West but the supply "of oil received from
uiem is aimosi negugiDie.
Corn oil is one of the most favored adulterants of
salad oil. Cotton seed oil is another. Clarified petroleum
is also on the list. None of these is dangerous to the
system though petroleum, being indigestible isn't exactly
nourishing. Corn oil and cotton seed oil are verv eood
foods in their way, but they are hardly worth buying at
tne price paid tor French or Italian oil.
It would seem rather wise in the circumstances, to use
some of the cottonseed products under their own names
for cooking, and if cottonseed oil isn't pleasant in salads,
to use salad dressings of melted butter if Hoover
doesn't cut the supply of butter too lowuntil the situa
tion is remedied. In that way the housewife will at least
know what she. is getting, and will pay for it at reason
There would also seem to be an incentive to those who
live in olive-growing climates to take this opportunity to
increase the native production of this valuable food.
By JANE PHELPS
A CHILDISH CONFIDENT.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
Somebody who likes to juggle big figures and has plen
ty of time on his hands, has been totaling up the national
debts of the several great nations of the world. Follow-
Mng are some of the interesting facts revealed: July,
1914, the national debt of the United States was 968 mil
lions. Today it is 7,000 millions. In 1914 the national
debt was $9.68 per capita, and now it is $67.50 per capita.
But notwithstanding this sharp increase in the national
debt of over six billion dollars, the per capita national
debt of the United States today is less than the per capita
debt of England, before the war, by $10, of Germany by
$7.50, of Italy by $6.10 and France by $100. If war ends
in 1918 as it may posibly do, the United States will then
have a national debt actually. less than France prior to
the war, and not very much greater than the debt of
England prior to the war.
The question of food shortage before the public seems
to be mainly a question of lack of ocean shipping facilities.
Tens of thousands of railroad cars are tied up in the
ocean terminals because the warehouses and docks are !
filled to overflowing with foodstuffs and munitions bound
for the war zone. The ships at the command of the
nation are inadequate to the task cut out for them. The
tying up of these cars has produced a car-shortage
throughout the country and food and fuel in plenty are
awaiting shipment at the points of production, while peo
ple in some places feel keenly the need of it.
Potatoes are a drug on the market in the Northwest,
and many other products are still in the warehouses.
Corn is said to be rotting in the middle west, while more
than a million sacks of sugar in the factories of Utah and
Idaho would greatly relieve, the shortage in the East if
the railroads could move it. ' .
The ocean shipping problem, serious as it is, will prob
ably be worked out by next fall, with scores of shipyards
working on new bottoms on both coasts. When it is
solved we believe there will be plenty of food in the
United States for the soldiers abroad and the people at
home as well. '
The American army is rapidly getting into the real war
game on the French front, and our correspondents say
that they want more of it, now that the first experience
has passed. That is just what'i we expected to hear and
the nation will not be ashamed of the record of its first
expeditionary army on European soil. Five hundred
thousand husky Americans will cut a bigger figure in the
result of the fighting next Spring and Summer than the
German military experts profess to believe.
The state papers are saying some nice things of the late
Judge Julius C. Moreland and he deserved all these and
more too. A kindly, genial man, he made friends easily
and kept them until death severed the golden chord. As
a pioneer of the state he did his full share toward its ad
vancement and development and throuch his death Ore
gon loses a valuable citizen, one whose public and private
life was of the highest type.
Yesterday was a red letter day for the kaiser. The
strike was suppressed in Germany and Hitchcock gave
him a big boost on the floor of the United States senate.
The Great Northern Express company is advising
patrons by circular letter that the smelt season is on at
Kelso, Wash., and that the price is 4 cents a pound now,
with prospects of its becoming lower soon. That doesn't
sound much like the retail price the consumer pays.
by Walt Mason
A DAY OF SNOW
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
A Government income tax officer will be at the
Court House from January 2 until January 30, 1918,
and will, to all those who wish it, explain the new
income tax law, and will furnish the necessary in
come tax blanks.
All single persons having an income of $1,000 or
over, and all married persons having an income of
$2,000 or over, will be required to make a report
It is a brutal winter day, as I compose this
deathless verse; the snow is deep, the skies
are gray, and every hour " it's growing
worse. As from my window comes shriek
ing from the north, and they are reeling in
the blast. They're trudging through the
drifts of snow, and thev are cold and full nf
U sleet, and yet they rhow no sign of woe
for this will save the crop of wheat! This
storm is worth ten million scads!" they cry,
as shivering they pass; for they are patri
otic lads, and aches and chilblains cut no
grass. My neighbors have no fields of
wheat, they don't expect to raise a peck;
but still they smile, with frozen feet, and snowdrifts slid
ing down the neck. The storm to me means rheumatiz;
already, as I write this line, I feel the symptoms through
me whiz, and tie a bowknot in my spine." This snowy day
to me looks sweet, although rheumatics I abhor; for snow
will save the well known wheat, and wheat is bound to win
the war. Thus do we all, in divers wavs, some honest
loyalty disclose; we'll suffer through all beastly days, if
that will help to swat the foes.
AGREEMENT ON LABOR.
Washington, Fob. S: Government
I monts, the labor department anuoune
' ed today.
States ami Cuda have entered into! Loo1veJ for wh,, as thoUl-'h " Wtre
au agreenuiit whereby neither country P,,!US ,0 smileloss winter, for the
fit u import liilmrers from the other wtih- i furl dealers. Rut he who laughs last
out consent of the respective govern- j laughs loudest.
But if I talked to no one else of Rob
ert, I often talked to Donald. I had
taken, or rather had tried to .take Bob 's i
place as story-teller. But often we !
would dispense with the other stories
while I told oi Bob. Donald never tiled
of listening, or oi aumiig questions
aueut his "daddy."
' ' When will lie be back to us uiuv
erf" he. asked frequently. Alv answer
was always the Bame.
' ' When his business will let him.
darling. He wants to see his little soj
as much as you want to see him."
"And to see you to, inuver, and
" Yea and Geordio."
"And muveri" he would often in
sist until I had satisfied him by repeat
"Aiid inuver," when he would go on
talking, satisfied that 1 had not been
1 found after the first sharp ache
had turned into a dull ever-present pain
that my year had not been wasted
even thoiurli 1 had failed in holding Hob,
My reading and studying now gavo ma
more pleasure than anyvning save only
my boys. Uur little club still kept up
our French lessons, and were doing some
really advanced reading. I had lorined
the habit of reading the books Bob lik
ed, histories of art, travel and science,
as well as the new worth while novels.
and the standard magazines.
it is astonishing even when one is
very unhappy how much real pleasure
one can get irom books. They oiten
brought forgetfulness, too, when my
nerves were at the breaking point. So
I say my year was not a failure afte
all. I said something of the sort to
Elsie one day and she replied:
"I knew if you failed to accomplish
your purpose that the effort would not
My life settled into a sort of a dull
routine. I neither sought society, nor
shut myself away from it. I went about
much as usual, and tried always to show
a smiling face to the world and to my
darling boys. Donald was quick to no
tice, and I must not shadow his young
Yet oftentimes in spite of all I would
have dark days when I could not realize
that the sun would ever shine for mo
again, when they were made darker by
the knowledge that had I been what
I should have been to Bob never would
1 have been made to suiter as I was
doing. There were long never ending
nights when I sobbed and struggled for
calm; when I felt that to die would be
happiness, to drag out my life misery
Then when morning came and I heard
the baby voices calling me, I would flnv
myself for my thoughts, and for their
baby sakes take up again the burden
of my loveless life.
I, that used to be annoyed, sorry that
I was older than Bob, now was often
thankful that because I was, I would
have fewer years to live and suffer.
Oh, could we only look a little ways
ahead and, seeing, know how to plan
our lives! But we work so in the dark.
The future hidden, the present our only
I had heard no news from Bob save
tho occasional mention of his name by
Elinor. Charlotte Keating was no longer
in New York, and I supposed of course
that she was with him. Only Elsie knew
what my reason for separating from
Bob had been: onlv she knew that Char
lotte Keating had anything to do with
Another book of hers had lately como
out, and Elsie brought it over to me.
It was vefy different from her first
book, more entertaining, perhaps, al
though not as powerful. It did not causo
jas much of a furore as did the first
one, and the critics were not as enthus
iastic in their praise.
In thinking of Bob I sometimes won
dered if he were still living up to his
ideals of right and wrong. Then I knew
that he wns. Even though it was hard
for him to wait until the time set by
the court passed he would not be false
to his theories. They were, rooted and
grounded in his very being.
Strangely I got comfort from tho
But now the time was drawing to a
close. Another mouth or two and he
would be freo to marry the woman
he loved. One morning 1 found a letter
by my plate. A letter irom him. Aly
hands trembled so I could scarcely
open it. lie had written:
' f Dear Margaret. I shall be in New
York on Tuesday for a few hours. Please
let Annie bring the boys over to the
Walldorf." then followed the direc
tions as to. tho time, etc. And he fin
ished: "With alt good wiiihes for your
The next day was Tuesday. I immed
iately called Elsie aud asked her if she
would meet Annie and go to the hotel
with her, making the excuse that I
hated to trust her with the care of
both children. Really I wanted to hear
from Bob. And Elsie would satisfy iny
"Of course I'll meet them. Tell An
nie to stay right in the waiting room
uutil I come for them."
(Tomorrow Meeting Daddy)
jlLc Eind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
ia uss for over over 30 years, has borne the signature of
. and has been made under his per
s'Vy, sonal supervision since its infancy.
X d-udfiyZ Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good " are but
Experiments chat trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric,
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rallies CASTORIA always
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The Kind. You Have Always Bought
TH C1NTAUH COM.ANV, NRW VONK CITY,
1. V Aft JU
The Ikfy UmtMte
SHORT, AND SWEET.
'This is indeed an honor, Mrs. Dash-
ctty-Blink," beamed Khecrluck Bones.
the great detective. And he drew for
ward a chair for the illustrious society
leader, whose photograph had appeared
only tnat morning on the society pago
ot tne JVlorning Liioiy next to an. adver
tisement for kuee-leiigin skirts for mis
ses and matrons.
' ' Something has been bothering, me so
'that I have been unable to snatch my
usual eleven hours sleep for the past
four nights," began Mrs. Dashettv-
Blink, coming right to tho point aud
remaining there. " To be perfectly frank
with you, the three very top-noren, ul
tra, last word, transcendental leaders of
iashion, women, try as I might, that I
have never been able to induce to in
vite me to their homes, have, within tho
past two weeks, each asked Mrs. Simon
;viu(Ki, a downright cumber and a per
fect nobody, to their most exclusive
functions. Now, sir, I ask you, how did
she d'o it?"
The great detective leaned thought
fully back in his chair till it toppled
over, and then leaned thoughtfully back
in another one.
"Mrs. Simon Mudd," he mused.
"Isn't she the wife of tho multi-mil
lionaire sugar king?"
" Ves, but mere money would
never " J
"Mere sugar, my dear Mrs. Dashetty
Blink," smiled the great detective. I
"Don't, you see, she is the only woman!
in town who has any susrar. and by the
simple expedient of insisting sweetly
that she will not accept unless she is
allowed to provide tho sugar for the oc
casion and the coffee, she can get in
anywhere. ' '
Hissing and biting her lip with impo
tent jealousy, Mrs. Dashetty-Blink
swept forever out of the great detec
tive's sight and never paid his bill.
And fie Did
iraTEaGeopqe mvnew V
Qoujn cost and V
j5E IFHE FALLS FOfj ITf j
may lend t: chronic lunff trouble, or
mean, ti st tha ch runic stagv already
la reached. In eltiicr car try
Tfcis tonic RnJ tiysw-rpalrr sup
plias tho ek4vUM,r'd b.tHa of
rum treiuncr-t viUicut 3isturMu th
CkLk) or Kitaii-ioiiUiaK Drud.
$2 siza, w J 1-53. $1 sua, saw
Fri Include war tax. All Smuu,
F-hrean laboratory, PMiai3?lib:A
A STJKE WAT TO
lhero is one sure way that has nev
er failed to remove, dandruff at once,
and that is to dissolve it. then you
destroy it entirely. To do this, just get
a-bout four ounces of plain, common
liquid arvon from any drug store (this
is all you will need), apply it at night
when retiring; use enough to moisten
,'the scalp and rub it in gently with
the finger tips.
y morning, most if not all. of vour
ilandruff will be eone. and three or
four more applications will eomnletelv
The Salem Trades and Labor Council i dissolve and entirely destroy every
has perfected its organization of a Red single sisn and trace of it, no matter
Crosa auxiliary, and the men from thein much dandruff you may have,
dif ferent trade unions are readily plcdg-1 011 wi,I find all itching and digging
ing their support to this great cause. ' the "lp will stop instantly, and
iiie auxiliary is made up of working ; J OUT nair will be fluffy, lustrous,
Trades and Labor Council
Form Red Cross Auxiliary
people ot balem and vicinity, no mat
ter whether they belong to any labor
organization or not.
Their wives and lady friends are also
"doiug their bit." They are soliciting
for workers to do lied Cross sewing.
Every woman who is not at present ac
tive in some auxiliary and in fact all
women are invited ana urgently re-J
glossy, silky and soft, and look, and
reel a hundred times better.
quested to assist in this work. The la
dies will hold a meeting Thursday,
February 6, from 2 to 5 o 'clock at the
Salem Labor Hall, over Wello Fargo
express office on Court street. There
will be Bed Cross sewing to do.
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