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TUK DAILY CAPITAL JOl'ltNAL
I the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation 1 guaranteed by the
Audit bureau of Circulations,
If the reports are not exaggerated the slaughter of the
Germans on the west front is terrific. It is regretable
that this slaughter must take place, but then it is forced
mA C-BND.KL. "on mankind to protect itself and the priceless civilization
tnat nas been .built up within the last 1,500 years. Amer
icans entered the war not for dislike of the German peo
ple but for horror at the methods used by them in their
effort to enslave the world. We are not killing Germans
from hatred, we are not killing Germans for the love of
killing, for that is the thing furthest from our desires.
We are killing Germans in France because the German
people forced by their over-lords and misled by false
education have run amuck on the world, and it is neces
sary to kill them because they are a menace to all the
balance of the world. '
t The Woman Who Changed J
AN UTTERLY SILLY MOVEMENT
The people of the State of Oregon are patriotic. They
are willing to make any sacrifice necessary to the winning
of the war, to adding to the health and comfort of the
boys on the battle front or to aid the allies. They will
put up their last dollar and expend the last drop of their
blood if necessary in order to defeat the Hun and keep
civilization a boon for the world. It is because they are
willing to do this that objection is made to the efforts of
State Food Director Ayre to put the people of this state
on a wheatless basis simply for his own aggrandizement
itnd to get himself in the limelight. The State of Oregon
has less than one per cent of the population of the United
States, vet this trifling portion of the whole is to be put
m a wheatless basis by this self-appointed dictator. If
Mr. Hoover will ask the entire nation to go on a wheat
less ration Oregon will comply cheerfully as will, no
doubt, all the other states. Its citizens will cut their
rations to the bone if needed, not only of wheat but meats,
f ugar, anything, if that is what is asked of it along with
the balance of the country. To select one person out 01
about 125, and ask that person to go on a wheatless ration
while the other 124 do nothing of the kind, is as silly as it
is discriminatory. The amount of wheat that could be
saved by this state going wheatless for four months, or
120 days, would just equal the nation going wheatless one
day. That is what the asinine food director of this state
is asking of its people. He is asking Oregon to bear this
deprivation in a vicariousway for four months to save
the balance of the country depriving themselves for one
day. There is something about Mr. Ayre's think box
ihat needs fixing and Hoover should send him to the
'dry dock. He would achieve a little cheap notoriety at
the expense of the people of the entire state. The country
has too many of that kind of official patriots who place
their little personal vanities over and above the rights of
the balance of the people.
' i i NON-ESSENTIALS MUST GO
When kaiser Bill threatened to punish Americans in
Germany if a relative of his interned in this country was
not exchanged, Secretary Lansing called his bluff by say
ing there were more German citizens by far in this coun-
i i.1 A ? ji iw i
i.ry man Americans in uermany. ana ne noned beiore the
; German boss undertook anything of this kind to take into
consideration that he might be doing something he later
By JAXE PHELPS
.'" The war cost this year will be $24,000,000,000 according
to the estimates of Secretary McAdoo. The total earnings
of the nation is placed at $60,000,000,000. To meet the
demands of the war will require a turning over to the
government of 10 per cent of these entire earnings. For
this reason it is held that we must get along without the
non-essentials. We can quit buying many things that we
are accustomed to having, and the government will prob
ably curtail the manufacturing of many of these things.
The auto production will be one of the first to feel the
hand of authority. The conservation of coal is one of the
great objects and the closing of factories making non
essentials, no matter what, will follow to save fuel for
the coming winter. It is expected that the taking of men
from their ordinary pursuits for war purposes will in
another year make labor so scarce that the making of
non-essentials will be dropped voluntarily. Scarcity of
money will also force the consumer to refuse to buy them.
Someone back at Washington has seen a great light.
Instead of penalizing the newspapers, it is now proposed
to assist them in every way possible so that they will be
able to do their part in sustaining the government and
backing it with fullest advertisements as to its needs. It
is suggested that advertising will decrease and that the
newspapers will have to get more from their subscription
lists and this means that they will have to increase the
subscription price. They must do this if the prediction
about the decrease in advertising proves true, or they
must pocket their losses, if they can, and run in debt
more and more until the war ends. 1
Porto Ricans do not take German atrocities as calmly
as do Americans, and when the sinking of the Carolina
was reported with the loss of several Porto Rican lives,
the populace of San Juan stoned the houses of German
residents and otherwise showed their resentment. Not
being able to scotch the snake that bit them, they quite
naturally took a club to the balance of the snake familv
1 .1 ., " V
wnerever tney ran across them.
The American people are fast arriving at the con
clusion that no peace can be made with Prussia that dot
not include payment in full for every shiD and everv car
go sunk by the submarines, and this in addition to in
demnity for those whose relatives were murdered in the
sinking of the Lusitania and other vessels .which were
sent down in violation of the rules of civilized warfare.
'1 he submarines along the Atlantic coast are not
reaping a very abundant harvest the last few days. It
may be there are not so many ships afloat along the coast
for them to sink, and it may be they have run the length
of their string and are 'off for more supplies. It is pos
sible also that they have taken the hunch that now is a
pretty good time to duck and skip.
;A leading' German newspaper suggests that it is a
proper time now to "offer" the allies peace. That is an
idea the junkers want to get out of their minds. When
the allies are ready to talk peace it will be when Germany
"asks" for it and this with tears in her eyes. Germany
can't offer the allies anything just now that they will
General Foch is continuing his policy of swapping with
Hindenburg, trading ground for men. The question is
has he ground enough to last until the Hun runs out. of
The United States marines are always supposed to be
located right where hades is most likely to erupt, and
ihey seem to be making tradition good alone the famous
Prussian leaders have told their soldiers the Americans
would not fight. Now they have the opportunity, they
should "tell it to the marines."
Tomorrow is the one day on which the war will be for
gotten for most of the day by the small boy at least, for
the big circus will be here. Many of the old folks who are
forced to attend to take care of little Johnny and Susie
will also forget the dreadful sacrifices being made on the
other side of the Atlantic, at least for a little while.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
ALL THE THIRD LIBERTY BONDS ARE NOW
THOSE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL
AT THE BANK
! Rippling Rhymes
by Walt Mason
WRITE A LETTER
Write a letter to a soldier when you haven't
much to do; it will brace some homesick
fellow who is feeling pretty blue. Oh, our
boys are lion-hearted, and they'll whip
their weight in snakes, but they have their
lonesome moments when their hearts are
full of aches; there are hours when they
are longing for the homes so far away, and
the girls they left behind them, and the
parents old and gray; and a letter full of
sunshine makes their melancholy shrink
therefore get your pen in action, with a
, , demijohn of ink. White a letter to a sol
dier, full of cheerfulness and joy; let the sob stuff go to
thunderit won't help a lonesome boy. Tell the soldier
you are betting he will make the Teuton fly, tell him all
is hunkydory, and the goose is hanging high. Tell him all
his friends are banking on the big things hell achieve,
let him know he's not forgotten since he took lis final
leave. . Write a letter to a soldier ere you go to bed to
night; some poor chap is tired of waiting for the letter
you don't write. It will take you fifteen minutes such a
letter to compose, and you'll hearten up a soldier when
he's billed to face the foes. Make it bright and brave and
breezy, full of courage, smiles and snap, show the confi
dence you're feeling in the outcome of the scrap, and
some soldier boy will bless" you as he takes his little gun,
and prepares to shoot the gizzard from a lewd, immoral
I received a Bote from Julia Collins.
"1 am delighted that you aud George
are to go wh.?n I do. I reallv dreaded
going alone. Another one of those 'get
ting old' signs you talk about, I suppose
I shall try to run over and take tea
with you some day while George is ab
sent," and niuck more. In the note,
sh.i had used "George" four times. Did
she do it purposely, to annoy me ,or did
she use it unconsciously? I showed the
note to Mrs. Sexton and asked her the
"Give her the beacfit of the doubt",
she told me.
The day after receiving her note, Ce
leste announced Morton Gray and Mrs.
Collins at the same time. I couldn't un
derstand. Had they come together! But
1 had no time to speculate.
" When the cat's away, the mice will
play!" Mrs. Collins said, after she had
greeted ma and I had spoken to Merton.
"Meaning . that because Gcorgo is
away, Mr. Gray called?" I asked, rather
putting her out of countenance. I sup
pose she thought I would avoid the in
"I told Mr. Gray I wouldn't whisper
it, so he could come right along with
I ana very glad he came," I re
Mm. Sexton Joins Us.
"So am I!" Unpercelved by me Mrs.
Sexton had come into the room. "How
do you do, Julia f And I am very glad
to se.9 you, Mr. Gray. I have something
pleasant to tell you."
"ludecdl 1 shall be delighted to lis
ten," Merton replied.
"Mrs. Howard's portrait has created
a great furore. I have heard of at least
two who will beg. for sittings, when
they return in tbe fall, although as Mrs.
Edgar said: 'they can't hope t have
so lovely a portrait as that beautiful
Mrs. Howard.' Don't blush, my dear!
You aren't to blam.9 for being hand
"You shouldn't praise children. It
makes them disagreeable." Julia CoIHug
said. "At least, that is what I was
Were you praised?" I asked in pre
Morton screamed with laughter.
"Look out. Mrs. Collins! You havv
met your match in Tepartee. I never
knew anyono quicker to tako ona up,
than is Mis. Howard. I speak from ex
Mrs. Sexton changed the suoject, ana
for the rest of their call, everything was
smooth and agreeable. When Mrs. Col
lins rose to go, Merton said:
"As we came here togehter, i win
accompany you." Then he explained
that they' had met in the lobby of the
hotel. I "was (Wighted that it was 80
-that no prearranged engagement nad
George Returns After an Accident.
George w as coming the next day. Had
it not be."n that Mm. Collins was going
with us, I should have been delighted.
But to have her as a companion was
It was time f Georgo to come. The
train had been One some twenty min
utes. Time, in plenty, for him t get
to the hotel. I waited, looking from the
window. But insttnd of my husband, 1
saw a messenger nurrving along tnc
street. At once, 1 was seized with a
premonition of trouble.
"Celcst.?, Celeste!" I caled. "If that
boy has a message for me, bring it hero
at once! "
As I feared, it was for m.
Celeste brought it to me at once.
"An accident to the train! Am un
The reaction was so great, I nearly
fainted. Celesta brought me a glass of
wine, and hung over me with so much
solicitude that I finally succeeded in
pulling myself together.
I called downstairs to the hotel of
fice to ask if they had hieard any de
tails. "Several killed, many hurt," the
clerk fold me. "1 hope Mr. Howard was
not on tho train! "
'He was, but is unhurt. He wired
me," then I added, "If you hear any
thing further, pl.?aso let mo know."
I wondered if George had told me the
truth. If he really were unhurt, ot if
he had sent the wire to keep me from
worrying! Finally I determined to go
down to the station and see what I
could find out. Several peoplp were be
fore trie. Among them I saw Julia Col
lins. What was she doing there! Sud
denly, I heard her say:
HUGE GERMAN LOSSES
SINCE OFFENSIVE BEGUN
Military Experts Calculate
. that 660,000 Are Out
By Henry Wood
. (United Press staff correspondent)
With the French Armies in the
Field. June 12 German casualties in
the big offensive to date, awarding
to scientific military calculations, to
tal at least 606.000.
Having engaged 60 divisions in the
original Picardy-Flanders offensive,
53 idiivisions in the Marne drive and
twenty so far between Montdidier and
Xoyon, tho Germans hve thus employ
ed "a total of 333 divisions (3,!yo,000
men) since March 21. Military ex
perts estimato the average enemy loss
at least 2000 men to a division.
With a maximum of 210 divisions
(2,320,000 men) on the west front, tho
above total means that a great number
of divisions have been engaged two
or three times, while the Germans still
possess more than thirty fresh divis
ions (360,000 men) which have not yet
Under the present organization of
the German army in the west, th
cream of the army, both officers and
men. is concentrated in Von Hutier's
"shock army." This army is counted
upon to deliver initial bliws with ir
resistible force, iermitting less abla
troops to pass through the breach thus
Th "shock army" consisted origin
ally of 25 divisions (300,000 men.) It
opened .the drives against Amdens and
Chateau-Thierry with heavy losses. It
has encountered even more terrifie
losses in tho present drive, five divis
ions (60,000 men) being replaced on
the first day alone.
Since the beginning of the war the
consumption of German man power has
never been so great as it has been ia
the last few months: Recent terrifitf
tosses have already precipitated a crisij
in German effectives. They are filling
up their depleted ranks from auxiliary;
troops which heretofore had been ex-
empted cn account of age or wounds.
TELL HOME FOLKS
THEY WILL NEVER BF
ASHAMED OF US
Message Sent Back From
France by Soldier Boys at
"Georse Howard is on that train! I
came to hear if he had been injured.
He is a very old friend, you know."
I turned and raced back to the hotel.
What riR"t had she to go to look after
my husband! What right had Rhfl to
know on what train he was expected.
(Tomorrow A Widening Eift)
Riot Call June 14 '
Will Rouse Home Guards
At 7 o'clock Friday evening, Juno
U, the riot call will be given, the fire
whistle Willi blow for three minutes
and three hundred or more members ot
the Oregon Guard will respond to the
call for protecting the city.
Regardless as to where they may be,
members.of the Oregon Guard will rush
to tbe armory, don their equipment and
uniforms and be assigned to Special
duty in the city, just as they would be
expected to do if the enemy was at
the city gates.
These orders come from the military
authorities and are part -of the regula
tion drill of the three companies of the
Second battalion ia Salem.
St. Paul, Minn., June 12. "Tell the
folks at hame that they never will be
ashamed of us."
This wag the message eiven bv Am
erican soldiers in France to members
of the American Federation of Labor
mission ' which has just returned from
Europe. Tho report of tlfat mission was
road before the dsth annual convention
nf the American 1'edcration of Labor
Mothers of America need feel no
worry as to watchful care being taken
(it thrar boys," the report said. High
praise was directed at tho miorautv
and morale of the American soldiers
"American soldiers aro as sanitary
engineers, sent to France to rid tho
country of pestilence," tho report con
tinued. "They are thoroughly capable
of doing what they are there to do.
Wo Jeft the American army with con-'
nuence and pTidO(
"Germany's greatest antagonist is
tho determination of a free people fo
remain free. There is a grim and un
yielding determination on the part of
all people to win. These soldiers feel
that war is (their job. They may be
slaiu but they never will be crushed
"America's food restrictions are
minor and trifling compared to re
strictions dn England and 1'rance. It
is the duty of every American to con
serve as much as possible, so the food
sinpply for ur brave soldiers can bo
as generous as possible."
The reading of the Tcport of a con
gratulatory telegram from President
Wilson and messages from W. F. Clif
ford and many other officers of the
national council of defense occupied
the morning sessio.i.
President Wilson's telegram eolm
nieudcd the federation's support of
the administration "not only on the
battle fields but in the factories and
shipyards." Tho message said that
"no intrigues of the enemy will be
able to divido our loyalty in this cri
sis." Four delegates who voted against
the adoption of the labor mission's re
port, were energetically hissed.
"Does President Gomperg know
whether these four men ever uttered
sentiments in accord with the princi
ples of the American Federation of
Labort" Delegate Dobon shouted as
the four dissenting votes were cart. j
Delegate ochlessinger, rew York,
Port Townsemd Man Could Not Eat
Musn. Now Eats Hot Bread, Clams
or Anything He Wants
Port Townsend, Wash. Hundreds of
people know how Charles Witte used
to suffer from indigestion, yet today
he can, to nse his own words, "Digest
anything an ostrich can digest." Mr.
Witte says. "I tried all kinds of med
icines for indigestion without obtain
ing relief. I heard of Bl-nesia and '
bought a 50e bottle and it gave me re-
lief right away. I felt a great deal bet
ter. It is the only thing that hag dona
mo any good and I cannot praise it too
righly. Before I began using Bi-nesia
I could not digest niusm; mow I digest
hot bread, clams or any kind of food;
in fact, anything that an msfrirh ia
highly. Before I began usinsr Bi-nesia,
misery after every meal; now I do not
have any ipain and I feel fine. I want
to say to all sufferers from indiges
tion: Just try Bi-nesia and I am sure
that you will never regret it, I know -what
it has done tor me and I know,
it will do the same for you."' .
Bi-nesia, the remark ablo preparation
which lias done so much for Mr. Witto
and thousands of others ig obtainable
ot leading druggists everywhere in
both powder and tablet form at 50
and each package contains a binding
guarantee of satisfaction or money
back. In fact, your own druggist, a
man whom you personally know, stands
back of that guarantee and is author
ized to say to you: "Eat a hearty meal
of the pood thine, you like then take -
Bi-nesia. If it fails yon can have your
nwney flack and the trial will cost you
nothing." Don't wait, don't delay.
Get Bi-nesia today and experience as
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without fear of pain and suffering to
Writes From Prince Albert; .
bay Irop Prospects Good
The city of Prince Albert, in the
province of Saskatchewan, Canada, ex
perienced a rather chilly month of
May, according to W. O. Badkev in a
lotter to the Capital Journal. H
writes that the country experienced a
snow fall of six inches on May 24
with the ground freezing an inch deep
one night, and a minimum temperature
of 24 above.
Eegarding crop prospects and fool
conservation in the province of Saskat
chewan he write: Prospects for a gooi
crop are fine. The only garden vege
tables coming up as late as June 4 era
onions. The only restrictions on wheat
flour here are in hotels and restaurants
where no more than two ounces. of
wheat products may be ecrved at on
meal to each person.
In Drivatc hnmea.
there is no reRfrirtinn nn urliAof flr.n
led the opposition to the adoption of except you cannot purchase more than
the report. - two weeks ahead of your actual needs.
vi-icgau-g iran uiu as workers nun cugTir ine same no restrictions OB
oil wnrkAra nf Dn itnrnin. TrOtm thp mpal "
Georgia Federation of Labor and for
the United Trades Labor assembly of
Louisville, were seated, after protests
Resolutions condemning profiteer
ing in essentials' during the war were
A financial report showed that the
federation has bovght $30,000 in lib
erty bonds and $10,000 in Canadian
victory bonds. Anthony McAndrews re
ported that $2,510.64 has been collected
to send tobacco tearing the union la
bel to American soldiers in Trance.
Praised by Wilson
Washington, June 12. Lauding the
noble part the American workman is
playing in "the exuc.ial months of the
struggle" and declaring that industrial
disputes "may now jeopardize the
very life of the nation" President Wil
son wired congratulations to the 38th,
annual convention oi thd America
Federation of Labor and American
A Wanes for Labor and Democracy
Tbe telegram to Samuel Gomperg read:
"Please convey to the 38th annual
convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor my congratulations npoa
the patriotic support which the mem
bers of your organization have give "
to the war program of the nation in
the past year, not only in the trenches
and on the battle fields where
many of our younger men are mow ia
uniform, but equally in the factories
and shipyards or workshops of the,
country, where the army is supported
and supplied by the loyal industry af
your akilled eraftsmen."
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