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expected. In the first place there was not a big crop By jane phelps
owing to tne iarmers all being so busy enjoying their1
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ronr by rrW. pw yip - Per nth j5 new-found freedom that they did not have time to plant
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j ujjs. yjii iup w uus, 1 1 usitui jirrugaiice lias su in
censed the farmers that rather than submit to German
dictation and to deliver their wheat at certain points,
ihey are burning it The Russian may not' be a great
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THE DAILY CAPITAL, JOUINAL,
la the only sewapaper In Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by ths
Audit Bureau of Circulations.
KERR DOES NOT DRAW IT
vade their country. They "fire and fall back." That is
they burn everything as they retreat and leave the coun
try a veritable desert. The Prussians in Ukraine are be
ing given a sample of this treatment just now.
A JOYFUL SURPRISE.
The British navy has added to its many brilliant and
President Kerr of the 0. A. C, who put up a 10b to heroic feats m its second attack on Ostend and the clos
have his salary increased from $7,000 to $9,000, and sue-ing of the canal. If the blocking of the canal is as
ceeded in having it increased to $8,400, has not yet drawn I thorough as is hoped and believed, it will have a great
any part of the increase, so it is announced, if the m-i bearing on the war, in that it will decrease submarine ac
crease of his salary was an honest, straight forward
proposition, as certain of the board of regents would have
the public believe, why does not the gentleman draw the
increased pay? Everybody who knows Kerr is aware
that it is not bashful diffidence or blushing modesty that
keeps his front feet out of the trough. He is .afraid to
draw it, is the natural inference, on recount of its political
effect. Of course he is not running for office, but an
other distinguished member, late of the college faculty, is
and the college is working every county agriculturist
over-time in boosting for this candidate who is backed by
Kerr. It is too much even to imagine the distinguished
college oresident at Corvallis has forgotten this little
raise of $1,400 a year, and it is therefore fair to presume
he will heb himself to it after the election is over. Of
course this is only guess work on our part for we do not
pretend to that prescience which can look under Kerr's
hat and predict what he will or won t do.
.' German arrogance is turning the Russians and
Ukrainians against Prussian junkerism again. The sit
uation has got in such shape that Hindenburg and the
jnilitarists must gain territory, by a war of conquest or
see themselves go into the discard along with the Hohen-,
zollerns when the German people learn that all the war
has brought them for their four years of sacrifice and the
loss of four or five millions of the flower of their young
men, is a staggering load of debt and the contempt of the
balance of the civilized world Unless a peace can be
made that will relieve the German people of the warj
debt the kaiser and his junkers will be fired by the Ger-'
man people. The only way to accomplish this now is to
absorb Russia, Rumania and other countries, and make
them vassals of Germany. This is the last desperate ef
fort to save themselves and the Hoaonzollerns, and it will
fail because the methods employed will arouse the Rus
sians and Rumanians and so defeat their object.
tivities and increase German dissatisfaction and hope
lessness. The submarine has been used as the harbinger
of a German-made peace to the German people, and any
thing that lessens its efficiency, especially just as the
great army gathered by Hindenburg during the winter
and with which he promised the German people a sweep
ing victory, has met with reverses and its advance
checked. The effect of the brilliant work of the British
tars may indeed be far reaching,
It is too early to form any opinion as to what the
Germans are going to try to accomplish by the drive now
in progress. It has not progressed to that stage where
the objective is disclosed. In fact so far as the Germans
are concerned it has not progressed at all. It is quite
likely there will be some severe fighting within the next
few days unless the Germans think better of it and hold
off, and this they dare not do even if they so desired, on
account of effect at home. There is no prospect of an
outbreak among the civilians, at leist for the present, but
every defeat and every disappointment is sowing the
seeds of discontent and bringing the day of uprisings and
rebellion that much nearer.
Lenine, bolsheviki leader and betrayer of Russia, sends
broadcast a message to the effect that "a counter revolu
tion is raising its head, turning the discontent of .the
starving masses against the soviet." For this reason he is
calling for help, but whom he wants to help him is a
mystery. The Germans can't, neither can the allies and
the Russian people having about enough Lenine will de
vote their energies to getting rid of him rather than
helping him retain his grasp on the throat of Russia's
The wheat crop gives promise of being a bumper one,
and should this prove true there still remains every rea
son for maintaining our present CDnservation system, in
part at least. We should, as a matter of safety, earn-
over a surplus for next year, and so be prepared to
furnish our allies, for their home production has de-.
creased greatly, and will at least be no greater until the
war ends. If the submarines are in the next few months,
as some hope, put out of business, another year of ship
building would see the situation relieved in that there
would then be ships enough to carry the grain from
Australia and other remote section., to where it is needed,
in Europe. However the submarines are not yet out of
the calculation and the end of the war is not in sight. The
part of wisdom therefore is to conserve our wheat while
we have it to conserve.
"It is sweet for brethren to dwell together in unity."
. One is reminded of this on perusing what the republican
candidates have to say of and concerning each other,
through the medium of their campaign committees. If
each is to be believed there is about as tough a lot of
candidates especially at or near tho. head of the ticket as
the republicans of Oregon were evev called upon to select
from. The Capital Journal is not prone to believe evil of
anyone and does not, until the evidence is overwhelming
as it is in some cases, and so refuses to accept the opinions
the candidates liave of each other as true.
Oregon now has a lake tha$ is not working, and any
one who wants' to go into the evaporating of salts from
it can get the chance provided he has the price. Jason
Moore forfeited all lights to Lake Abert, Friday, when
he failed to put up further coin.
(ADD & BUSH, Bankers
Second Installment of Twenty Per Cent on Third
Liberty Bonds will be due May 28, 1918.
Where do all the queer names that show up in print in
connection with affairs at Washington come from?
Gutzon Borglum is enough to provoke the query but any
one knovs where the president dug up a Frankfurter.
The president started business witii an odd one, Tumulty
and if Borglum could attach his front name to Frank
furter it would be quite the real thing.
Some of the big war industries are to be extended so as
to reach the west, if plans of the departments are carried
cut. It is hoped this is true, for so far about the only
business due to the war, in which the west has been given
any part is shipbuilding and the supplying of airplane
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; Rippling Rhymes j
by Walt Mason
THEY'RE talking now of drafting men
whose years have numbered fifty; and hope
springs in my breast again, the prospects
now seem nifty. Before t his beastly war
is done, fool rules will eo a-skitine. and
j loyal gents who weigh a ton may go and do
some fighting. They've barred me out be-
cause I'm fat and deaf and broken-winded:
and rules responsible for that I hope will be
rescinded. When first we broke into the
game, Appollos were demanded; "We do
not want the old or lame" the officers
were candid. "No man is fit to chase the
Hun unless he's like Narcissus " AnH an I
dropped my sword and gun, and went home to the missus.
"They're mighty choice," said Jan "my lad, to turn down
beefy writers; but wait a while, and they'll be glad to get
tiuen aeacuy iignters." And now it seems that Jane was
light; the sergeant's growing thrifty, and he admits a
gent may light who gives his age is fifty. And pretty
soon the fat and bald, the spavined rnd the sweenied, will
from the paths of peace be called, by Uncle Sam sub
poenaed. For paths of peace I care no hoot, I burn with
martial ardor; I long to slay the kraut fed Teut, and con
fiscate his larder. Let down the bars! Let every skate
who wants to fight go fighting, though he may score
three hundredweight, as I do at this writing!
I told George ef my luncheon with
Mertou Gray, and he semreely seemed
to notice- what I said. I was piqued. I
didn't want to anger him, of course,
but I did waut him to notice that Mer
tou thought van attractive.
"You had Celeste?" he had asked:
rather he had stated) .
"Thed, if you enjoyed it, I see no
reason you should 't have remained,"
be said, when 1 rather insisted upon
his saving something. 'Just then there
was au unwonted commotion U the
hall, aud I thought I heard a familiar
voice. I jumped from the table without
excusing myself, and in a moment was
in Pavid's arms. 1
I was delighted. There had always
Uoeii an esprit de corps betweu me and
this young brother, lacking in the
"Here"'s David!" I called,
"Well, bring him in and give him
some' dinner," George answered pleas
antly enough, as I dragged the protest
ing David into the dining room.
"Let m.v go wash up, sis," he beg
ged, rather overawed by t lie magnifi
cence of the house, and by James.
"You come straight along with me!
James, Mr. Sluner will have some din
uer," I said, my arm around David.
George Leaves David and His Sister
"How de vou do, Davidf George
shook hands, then, "I'll have my cot
fee, Helen. I have an engagement. You
and David can visit to your heart's
i'or the first time, I felt no resent
ment because I was to be left. Too well
I knew that neither David or I would
feel free to discuss home folks, home
affairs, before George. He drank his
coffee, asked David a few questions
about his trip,, then, with a careless:
Have a pleasant evening," be left
"Gee! but you're swell, sis! " David
said, as soon as James left the room.
A little different from the old home
That flunky would drive me mad. How
cau vou stand so much guff, a country
ijirl like you!"
I was a Iituo worried, at tirst, l
admitted, "but James is really a treas
ure." ,Not even to David would I ad
mit the fear and trembling which had
biiieit me when' George had plunucd
otir domestic arrangements.
''This is soma house!" my brother
loolfi'd admiringly around.
Wait until you have finished. I ll
show you all thru. It is really lovely."
"George must have wads of dough.
"I guess he has although he never
talks business with ni,?. But ho is very
generous and denies me nothing,". I
might have added, "Save his society
iou always were lucky,"
said, as wo rose from the table.
I took hnn all over the house. He
was awfully .enthusiastic.
borne house!" he declared in his
boyish way, when wo finnlly returned
to the library and settled down for a
long evening together. "But i sny, sis
aren't you lonely when you are hffri)
all alenet Or doesn't George go out un
less you have company?"
Helen Makes Light of' Things to David
"Oh, yes he often goes out. He is a
very busy man, and has many business
engagements in the evenings. Some
times I feel a bit lonely, but I get a
book or magazine and forget all about
it." ily brother was a keen sort of
a youngster, and I didn't care to have
him know too much.
"Now, tell me how you happened
to come without sending word?" I
" W.-.dl, I didn't decide to come until
yesterday. Then I thought it would be
fuu to give J'ou a surprise party. 1 told
niotlier 1 was going to' butt in on you
and see if you were as happy as you!
mado out when you were home. Aud if
you weren't, I was going to do tilings)
to that husbaud of yours. He's awfully
dignified, isn't he?"
"Oh, I don't know, Not wh.'ii you
know him well." My family really
were almost strangers to George. When
he courted me, his visits were few and
far between, and very short ones. Then,
he naturally spent most of his time
"Honest, sis, this is great. But some
way I think I like the old home best.
even, if the chairs are shiny, and the
earpets patched in spot;. 1 guess a fel
low likes the place wher,o he was rais
ed. I know no place seems quite so
good to me as the old ranch."
4 'It IS a dear place, David," I re
sponded. Then we talked of dad and
mother and the boys; of tho church.
and of tlw boy aud girl frieuds who,
he said, often talked of me and wish
ed me back, i'iuaily, about eleven
o'clock, I proposed that we retire. I
knew George would be cross if he
found me up, even to talk with David.
And. I didn't want him cross. I 80
wanted David to carry honu a good re
port of my husband. So I kissed him
good uigtit and left him staring around
the guest room and pretending he
wouldut daro sleep in so elegant a
(Tomorrow Plans for David's Entertainment)
Children Cry for Fletcher
Ihfi Kind Tou Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made snder his per
ZffljHfh, sonal supervision since its Infancy.
COiCMZi Allow no one to deceive) vnn In rhu
AH Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-as-good M are but
Experiments that 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,
Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant It contains
neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its
age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has
aeen in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency,
Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising
therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids
the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep,
The Children's PanaceaThe Mother's Friend.
trwKfaiaiviffH affc A Baf 1 I A - - -
&rtUIft. liMS UK U ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
splinters, and pretended he aidn't like) "Do you speak Norwegian!" askei
sha'd (althouah really intensely fond . Shirks. ,
of it) baause he had heard of people
getting bones in their throat.
So it was natural, when he found
himself or. the battle front, that he
should cast about for ways and means
to be taken out of .the combatant
class. Finally he hit on the scheme
of offering himself as an interpreter.
Mooa, just what we need," said
Colonel Chest when Shirk's applica
tion was laid before him. "I have a
prisonor who's probably a spy, but
I can't make out what language hoj
speaks. Bring this Shirks here and
let him get to work."
The pridoner was brought ip, and
so was Khirks.
"Do you speak French!" asked
"Twiatnm liir II :
.BuuKing nis ncaa,
shaking his head.
speak German " aelted
said the prisoner.
Titheo flith yin," said the priao-
or. shaking his head.
"Do you speak Spanish!" asked
Shirks. "Do you spak upper Chi
nese. Do you speak Sardellianf Do
you speak Kgyptian slang!"
The irsoner just looked at bin
uncomprehending. Shirks turned t
"I've tried every language I know, '
sir, and he doesn't speak 'any ot
them," he reported.
That night Shirks was sent to bed
without his supper, and the next day
he was employed to run up and down
in No Man's Lend to attract tho ene
my's fire, so that our troops could at
tack them by surprise from the flank.
Casual inquiry at certain not too e
elusive boot shops1 lias convinced ua
that low shoes are hi&h this spring.
TODAY'S WAR BULLETINS
By ANDRKW F. CURRIER, M. D.
Rheumatism, No. 2.
OUR DAILY STORY
Ths Toogne-Tied Prisoner.
All during his boyhood Trevor
Shirks had run awav from fights, re
fused to climb fences for fear of
Chronic rheumatism or rheuma
toid arthritis begius, of course, as
an acute disease, but may not pres
ent the picture of inflammatory
It has less fever, less swelling,
less heart trouble, frequently less
pain, and may progress slowly un
til the joints become stiff and help
less. It is usually found in mature
people, people who have reached
forty or fifty, frequently occurs In
women, and Is often associated with
grippe and diseases of the breath
ing and digestive organs.
At first the joints are soft, then
they are hard and stiff; the Joints
of the fingers are first attacked,
then the elbow, shoulder, knee and
hip, fluid accumulating In them,
and the slightest motion in them
giving intense pain.
The Joints are more or less swoll
en, the hands and knees deformed,
the skin glossy and of a bluish col
or, and the muscles near the joints
withered and thin.
The disease Is hastened by hard
work and exposure to cold and
dampness, and. like the acute dis
ease, may be in successive genera
tions ot a family.
So-called muscular rheumatism
attacks chiefly the muscles M the
back, neck, and shoulders, common
names for It being "lumbago," "still
neck" and "crick In the back."
The muscles in such cases are
stiff and painful, especially when
they are touched or moved.
This disease, like the other var
ieties, is probably due to germs; it
Is made worse by dampness, cold
and bad sanitary conditions; and it
may become permanent, like the
Joint disease, with the formation
of new fibrous tissue in the affected
In all forms of rheumatism one
thould lead a simple regular life,
voiding all excesses, avoiding al
cohol In all Its forms, getting plen
ty of sleep, dismissing worry and
strain and keeping the bowels open.
There is one drug which Is al
most as potent in rheumatism, as
quinin; is In malaria, and that is
salicylic acid, and as it is a power
ful antiseptic, it strengthens the
argument that rheumatism Is a
But it is hard on the stomach,
and must be combined with other
substances in order to accomplish
It may be used externally and
Internally, and often is of 'very
Other useful measures are blis
ters, and cupping of the Joints, dry
beat, stimulating liniments, elec
tricity and massage.
Baths and hot springs (especial-'
ly sulphur springs) are often of
great value. . ,
Treatment of this kind may be
had at several resorts In Virginia;
at Sharon Springs, N. Y.; Mt. Cle
mens, Mich.; Hot Springs, Art;
and elsewhere, and It is as good
and as effective as at the European
resorts, most of which are now
Questions and Answers. I
M. A. if. When I am at home,
I feel perfectlp well; but, when I
go into a crowd or to a ihow or to
church especially if I tit in the
front row I become 10 frightened
that I fear I thall faint. Please tell
me how I can overcome this trouble.
Answer: I do not believe there
is anything to worry about in this
condition of nervousness which la
very common, but which people
have to overcome by their own ef
forts. Keep on trying, and don't
be discouraged and you will over
F. C. L. Answer: If you will
send me your address and a
stamped envelope, I will mail yoa
the article on tuberculosis, v.-hich
will answer your question hotter
than I could In this r.r trh'ted
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