Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 04, 1918, Page FOUR, Image 4

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itorial Page of The Capital Journal
Editor tad Publkket
July 4, 1913
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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The visit of the Mexican editors to the United States
is one of the most encouraging steps toward a mutual
understanding between the two peoples. The intelligent
Mexican knew better, but German propaganda made, the
peons believe the Americans were afraid of them, and this
vas the reason the Americans would not fight them,
though so many provocations were given. The visiting
.editors will return home with not only a true conception
of America's feeling toward their country but with a deep
appreciation of the forbearance it has shown in refusing
to go to war with them. After seeing the tremendous
preparations this country is making for war, and realiz
" ing that while refusing the gage of battle tendered her by
Mexico, she unhesitating entered irto war accepting the
challenge of the most powerful fighting machine the
world has ever known. 1 hey realize now now easily
America could have crushed Mexico had it so desired, and
that it was sympathy for their bandit-ridden condition,
their local troubles, their struggle to get their own affairs
into livable shape that caused the United States to with
draw her troops from Mexican soil so soon as her object,
that of preventing lawless raids across the border was
accomplished. Our visitors know now that it was not fear
that caused this action but a profound respect for a
neighbor's rights and property. When they get home and
impress on their readers these things which they have
learned, our relations with our southern neighbors should
be greatly improved, and those of the Germans who have
stirred up most the troubles between the countries will be
correspondingly decreased. -
It is a timely visit and will bear good fruit.
' One reason the kaiser is slow about exchanging prison
ers with America or arranging to do so, is that the Amer-.
ican prisoners have been so treated that his highness doesj
rot care to have the Americans get the facts concerning
it lest it stir them to real war madness. Besides German
prisoners taken by the Americans f.re being fed up in a
wav that will make them regret the day the exchange is
made. Naturally the kaiser may hesitate about having
these prisoners tell the German soldiers oi the treatment
they received. This would have a tendency to make tnem
all want to be captured.
In the nassinn of "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman, for 24
vears senator from South Carolina, one of the most
picturesque figures of modern American politics disap
pears. From his entrance into the senate to his last
service therein he was the especial advocate of the farm
ers, not only of his state but of the entire country. He
wa3 a born scrapper and some of the most fiery speeches
made in the senate fell from his lips. The farmers of the
entire union have lost a sincere friend and an able advo
cate in the passing of the South Carolina senator.
The motto of the American soldier seems to be "what
I get I keep." While our boys have not engaged in any
of the greater battles, in every one they have taken part
in the same story is repeated What they have under
taken they have achieved, and what they have acquired
they have held. This kept up will land them in Berlin
It will be but a short time until the more than 500
acres of flax contracted by the governor will be ready
for pulling. As there are not men enough left in the
prison to finish the governor's wood contracts, the out
look for sufficient flax pullers is not encouraging. In the
meanwhile there are 80 tons of straw left from the crop
of 1916 that have not been retted.
The situation in Russia is a delicate one to handle, for
the reason that the Kussian people having been betrayed
by first their chosen leaders, and next by the Germans
with whom they made a peace only to see it violated, have
become suspicious of every one. "
The bolsheviki are on their last legs and would have
been down and out long ago had it not been for the back
ing of the German armies. However there is a ray of
hope coming from Siberia, where the two governments
have united and are determined to resist the further en
croachments of Germany. The Don Cossacks are in full
accord and sympathy with them, and it is possible that
by another year the new government will be able to put up
such resistance as will cause the kaiser much trouble. It
is undoubtedly true that if any showing of strength can
be made by the new Siberian government that will give
the peasants of Russia a reasonable hope of throwing off
the German yoke which is galling their shoulders so
severely just now, that they will join hands with their
Siberian brethren and put up a fight again. Ukraine has
had an entire sufficiency of a German-made peace, and
wm aiso join in against me uermans once they see a
chance of winning their liberty again. Apparently the
final result depends largely on whether there is in Russia
a man strong enough to control the situation, and who
can get in command.
This country wants to help Russia but is so far unable
to solve the puzzling question of how to do it. If the new
Siberian government would ask the United States to help
it, this difficulty would vanish. The Russian proletariat
has confidence in the United States, and it is because it
has that it is so difficult to deal with it. We do not want
to do anything that will destroy that confidence. Given a
government indorsed by the people the solutuion would
be easy, and the United States would help with both men
and mofiey. The allies would stand solidly behind us in
any thing we can do to solve the problem and assist in
putting Russia on her feet again. -The president in his
speech today, it is claimed, will outline America's
position not only as to Russia but as to all the nations of
the earth. It is hoped the president, usually so clear and
so correct in interpreting the heart beats of the world,
may be able to show Russia the way out of her
t The Woman Who Changed ;
Every bomb dropped in a German town is an advertise
ment in understandable language even for a Hun, that the
medicine he has been prescribing for his enemies Is of a
land far from pleasant to take. This fact should be borne
home to them by giving every town possible a taste of
the dope.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers'
Congress is eettiner readv for a summed vacation whir-h
the members seem to think they need as badly as1 their
constituents do. If they could be induced to adjourn "for
tne penoa oi the war" and leave the president a free
hand they would be doing a truly patriotic act.
The civilized world is helping Uncle Sam celebrate his
birthday anniversary. Even England is. shariner in the
rejoicing, and well she may, for the big boy left her family
long ago has come back to help the old folks and to protect
them against the deadly foe.
About every business in the city is closed today except
;ne newspapers, which the people demand shall furnish
them the news daily. They want to know about the war
no matter what else is taken from the daily menu.
The governor was not satisfied until he was given full
control of the prison, and now that he has it he is in the
same condition as "Meddlesome Mattie" who cried for her
grandmother's snuff boxuntil she got it.
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All the peoples of the world, except the German, Aus
trians and Turks, are celebrating the American 4th of
July today in good, old-fashioned stvle.
Rippling Rhymes
by Walt Mason
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The days are growing hotter, although
they're hot enough, and as I ply my swatter
l m leeling pretty tough. The , solar rays
are pelting, from heat there's no surcease,
and I am slowly melting' and swimming in
my grease. I overhaul the verses I wrote
four months ago, and marvel at the curses
I handed sleet and snow. Oh, I was surely
nutty, when I such language tossed; his
head is stuffed with putty, who rails at
snow and frost. For winter's wholesome
J rigors are eood for man and beast:, there
jiMfmrj are no fues an(j chiggers 0n human limbs to
feast Men sit before their heaters, while
loud the blizzard rants, and there are no moskeeters. no
worms or bugs or ants. From germproof Athabasca the
wholesome breezes blow; from ocean washed Alaska
comes down the healthful snow. And yet when winter'
flinging its blessings all around, when we should all be
singingK we raise a doleful sound. Because some ears are
frosted, because a nose is peeled, the language is exhairt-
ed, so biteny we ve spieled. The days are growing hotte ,
and hotter still, my friends; as to my tasks I totter, the
mercury ascends. The flies, in countless legions, are roost
ing on my dome, and in the arctic regions I fain woi'd
build my home. '
More than ever, was I anxious to
please my husband to gain that poise
antl command of myself he considered
so necessary. My little affair with Mor
ton Gray had shown me, perhaps more
plairlv than, anything else possibly
could, tlat I loved my husband too well
to be happy v.tb. anyone else, or happy
if I were uitrily away from him. Yet
I knew -I never should be really content
and happy until he ceased finding fault
ith me, or, rather, until I had made
niyv.if over so that there would be
no room for eriticism.
I was not very well; that, too, made
it harder to bear his caustic remarks.
Realizing Julia 'Collins' talk on tho
piazTa of the Xarraganset hotel, I had
said nothing to George, but had gone to
a doctor vtljjut letting hiui know my
errand. A'liat he told me f lightened me.
I.woi to Ivfcumo a mother. I burst into
tears in his office, and he had all he
could'do to ouict nie.
"'Don't be fr.f.l. lined, you have some
mouths yet oaf ore anything will hap
pen,'' In told mc. and I blurted out:
"fm not t..yiitened for myself, and
I adore children. But my husband
won't" then I stoped. I had almost
mrtde the i hy&icinn my confident. Al
most let him sec that my fear of having
children was my fear that by doing
so I should lose my husband.
He 11 be ion a of them, all right,
when they are his own," the doctor
niltly answered. Then he patted mv
shoulder kindly. ' lou are ncrvou and
upset. I'll give you eomothing 'to steady
you. Don't worry, stay out doors as
much as possible, and try not to get
fmdiMh notions into that little head.'
Was ever a woman so distressed! 1
ttor.dewri, ti 1 walked slowly home. I
lov-sd babies, longed for one of my own.
But loved my husband dearly, and
I would rather be childless forever thai!
r, loss his love-ov(Sn the little I sup
po?od belonged to cic.
1 itupp.'U at Lit druggists and h.ul
the prescription tiiied, - then' walked
slowly homo. I had thought of stopping
to i?o Ewlyn, Li't tho thought of n T
happiness with my little nnmcsakc inajo
mo chungo my u:iuu and go direc -;!
I f-.-li as if this were another new
path I must walki that it was goinb' to
bo hard and stony. 1 t-jlt convinced
Put T would have to do my best,
borrow Tempted With Joy.
I wondered if I should tell George
what the doctor had told me. I decided
I would not. I would kwp it to myself
us long as possible. Then, in, the mist
of uiy fear, came a thrill of joy at the
thought that I was to have a child of
mv own a thrill that remained with
me for hours. 1 should now make dain
ty, lovely things for my own baby as
well as for Evelyn's.
f would not tell even Evelyn. I would
kep my secret from everyone as long as
I could.
As it came time for George to como
home to dinner, the thought of what Ju
lia Collins had said again was uppermost
in my mind. George YYA8 fastidious to
an extreme. Ho was most particular as
to mv looks; he always had said he ad
mired by girlish slenderness and that
it was the reason my clothes looked so
well on me. All that it would mean to
have him feel ashamed of me, rushed
over mc and I threw myself on tho bed
in a perfect agony of dread, all my joy
gone in the thought that I should lose
my husband's love.
Added Tear.
Then, too, came another thought
Gioorgo went out a great deal without
me now, went where other women wei-
women he had known and admired be
fore he know uie. Now he would go all
the more, probably; and he would als-i
have an excuse not to tako me cve
occasionally. I saw months of loneliness
before mc, months of neglect greater
than ever yet had been my portion.
I did not cry. George would be cross
if I did. But I sobed my misery in dry
tearless sobs that exhausted mc. Wb3d
I looked at myself in the glass i was
shocked. Hurriedly I bathed and dress
ed, making myself as attractive as pos
sible in, a gown George had chosen foi
me. Then I rouged my checks, and just
touched my hps with rod. 1 must keep
looking well as long as I could. Vet, in
spite of all mv preparations, I looked
haggard and almost ill and Celeste beg
ged me not to try to go down to din
ner. . '
' ' Madame, please rest. You wjll be
ill, sue said as l sank bacK in my cuan
with a sigh, after she had dressed my
"No. I shall dine with Mr. noward.'
"Madam,'? is worried. Bhe should not
bo; she is young beautiful has a love
ly home."
"I know, Celeste," I replied wearily
too tired to rebuke her.
(Tomorrow U-orge Is Worried)
Shortage of Water Will
Cause Loss of Crops
The loss of erops by farmers on
Powder Kver and Burnt River in Bak
er County, due to shortage of water for
irrigation, has caused strong sentiment
for the construction of reservoirs, ac
cording to John H. Lewis, who has just
returned from an Inspection of the
Vpon invitation of Henry E. Tweed,
county agent; he conferred with inter
ested parties at Unity and Baker,
where committees were appointed to
consider the immediate formation of ir
rigation districts. I
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termine whether one or several separ
ate districts should be formed on each
stream," said Mr. Lewis ' .'All admit
the necessity of building reservoirs to
supplement the direct flow of the
streams, to insuro against periodic
"Tho necessity for drainage is ap
parent on certain lands in the vicinity
of Baker. This is another incentive
for early action. Battlers on Upper
Willow Creek were also represented at
Unity mid it is possible that joint ac
tion of these districts may bo required
bocause cf the Eldorado Ditch, which
divers water from Burnt River drain
age into Willow creek.''
Advertising Clubs
Want Blue Sky Laws
The Associated Advertising Clubs of
tho World are making a campaign for
the enactment of "blue sky" laws in
states which do not now have them as
a means of curbing oil promotion com
panies end other concerns which are
reported to be fleecing the public out
of thousands Of dollars.
A copy of a bulletin issued by tho
clubs has been received by Corpora
tion Commissioner Schulderman. It
points cvt that while a Hue sky law
is not a guarantee against fraudulent
stocks, it is a protection, and the com
panies which have worthless stocks to
sell aro doing their biggeBt business in
states which do not have such laws. Tho
state of Oklahoma and Colorado are
cited as illustration of tho urgent
need of blue sky laws.
Patriotic Reading
Matter at
The Salem public lilbrary offers th
patriotically inclined reader a choice
selection of books and in the writing
of such books tha cliildren aro not
'overlooked. The following ig a list of
new larrivals:
Andrews Old Glory.
Gauss Dumocraicy of today.
Hagedorn Where do you standi
Jordan Need of men.
M&hie American ideals.
Palmoir Worth our faces toward tht
Pawns Things men fight for.
RavAge An American in the making
Ri-is The making of an American.
Rinehiart Altar of freedom.
Roosevelt True Americanism.
Roithschild Lincoln, master of men
Scott Patriots in the making.
For tho Children
Bcmia Patriotic reader. -
Dickinson 'Children's book of Jiaitri.
otiic fttordes. . .
Faulkner Red Cross stories
Green The' flag
Bruco Brave deeds of Union soldiers.
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When you use the Journal
Class Ads you can depend on
results. Phone 81.
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'Apoplexy No. 2.
When conditions are favorable
the effused blood becomes clotted,
the opening In the ruptured vessel .
is sealed with a clot, and repair at
once begins the clot shrinking
and its pressure upon the brain di
minishing. As the result of this pressure,
nerve cells 5nd fibers are de
stroyed; they cannot be restored,
and the parts controlled by them
will be damaged permanently.
When there has been no destruc
tion of these Important structures,
improvement will begin as soon as
the pressure Is relieved.
Perhaps the clot will press upon
tho centers which co trol speech;
In that case, the faculty of speech
will be impaired, the condition be
ing known as "aphasia," the patient
knowing what he wants to say, but
not being able to say It, or to speak
, In most cases there Is paralysis
of the arm and leg on the side of
the body, opposite that on which
the hemorrhage occurred, the only
parts which can be moved volun
tarily being the fingers and toes.
One may also lose feeling or
sensation, and perhaps sight, hear
ing, taste or smell.
Difficulty In swallowing Is an Im
portant symptom due to paralysis
of tha muscles of the throat
The kidneys may be diseased, and
thk disease may be one of the
cau.fes leading to the apoplexy.
If conditions are favorable, tha
bad svmptoms will gradually clear
up the sense of feeling usually re
turning first, and, by degrees, the
powr of motion.
In the aged, complete power of
motion may never be regained; con
trol of speech may be obtained, but
somi words may permanently be
difficult of enunciation.
If the conditions are unfavorable,
the paralysis will continue, the pa
tient becoming bed-ridden, the ex
tremities swelling, the mind be
coming weak, and death coming
from exhaustion or some compli
cating disease, or from another
Apoplexy is common In certain
families, especially when there art.
bad arteries and bad kidneys.
This tendency is Increased by
over-exertion, straining, profound
emotion, coughing, injuries, or any
thing that increases blood pres
sure. People who have had diseased ar
teries and have had one apoplexy,
must lead a simple, temperate life,
sleep as much aa possible, avoid
excitement, Indigestion, and consti
pation, and they must do every
thing they can to keep down blood
pressure. j
Treatment by means of drugs and
by surgical measures Is more hope
ful than used to be the case, and
now-a-days those who have apo
plexy are frequently able to live
comfortably for years after their
first attack.
Pasteur did his most useful work
after a very severe apoplexy. It
Is desirable, therefore, that suf
ferers with this disease should al
ways look on the bright side of
life and hope for as large a degre
as possible of usefulness and comfort.
R. A. 0. Answer The best way
ta answer your letter Is to send
you copies of my articles on Goitr
nd Tuberculosis, and If you will
send me a stamped, self-addressed
envelope, they will be mailed to
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