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August 10, 191S
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OFFENSIVE, YEAR'S BIG EVENT,
The British drive in Picardy is increasing in magni
tude. With an advance of twelve miles and the capture
of twenty thousand prisoners and a vast amount of war
materials, the offensive is rapidly becoming one of the
big events of the 1918 fighting. The losses on the part of
the Germans from all sources are probably in the neigh
borhood of thirty thousand since the drive began, and this
with trifling losses on the part of the allies. With the
Germans in full retreat, the degree being almost that of
a rout, how great the advance will be can not even be
guessed at now. Under usual circumstances it would
be expected that Hindenburg would rush reserves to aid
the somewhat demoralized armies of Crown Prince Rupp
recht, but that is where Hindenburg's problem comes in.
He has no place from which to draw them without leav
ing that place in danger. His only resource now is to call
home from Russia and other eastern points the soldiers
used there, to save the situation on the western front.
The rapid changing of the man power is illustrated in
the last two days' fighting. The Germans nave lost pror
ably thirty thousand, while the Americans have increased
the forces of the allies by twenty thousand. There is a
gain of fifty thousand in two days, and that is some
army in itself. General Foch has played the game care
fully, and has never overbidden his hand, and he will prob
ably follow this plan to the end. If it were not tor this
well known policy of his one would expect a big force
thrown on the heels of the retreating Teutons and a
mashing through the partially demoralized enemy. Such
were the old-time tactics and such an opportunity would
not'haye been neglected in the old-time wars. However,
the people of all the allied countries are content to let
General Foch do just as he pleases and this because so
far he has always done the right thing at the right time,
and has never lost his head. The war news of the coming
few days should, prove of more than usual interest, be
cause the opportunities for decisive action are apparently
open, and some permanent results may be obtained. There
is liable to be some interesting news from the Rheims
Soissons section too, for the French and Americans are
ready to smash through there whenever Foch gives the
A PROFESSIONAL, CRIMINAL
William D. Haywood, general secretary-treasurer, of
the I. W4 W., testifying m a Chicago court yesterday drew
a picture of the condition of the black slave before the war
and the white industrial slave of today. As he painted
the picture the black slave had much the better of it, hav
ing a happy home, plenty to eat, care when sick and was
according to Haywood's picture a person to be envied for
his ideal living conditions. Haywood's examination dis
closed the fact that he received $50 a night for lecturing,
but did not think this put himself in the capitalistic class.
He told of his arrest and trial for the murder of Govern
or Steunenberg and of his acquittal His position with
regard to social and industrial affairs shows he is a dan
gerous person; either an unbalanced crank or a deliberate
criminal. He defended the course of the I. W. W. and
apparently justified the assassination of Steunenberg.
At least he did not give vent to any profound expressions
of sorrow over the event. The existence of such criminals
as Haywood in America is an evidence of the carelessness
with which our laws are administered. He along with his
gang, has been allowed to travel over the country for
years disseminating falsehoods about the government,
preaching sedition, advocating the use of all necessary
force by the criminal element to compel the balance of
the citizens to accede to their demands, preaching and
practicing ruthlessness to a degree scarcely less than that
of the Huns, teaching arson was a virtue and the destruc
tion of other people's property a virtuous act, if those
other people failed to agree with them. There are crimes
enough laid at Haywood's door to justify hanging him
a dozen times, but. still, once would be sufficient.
If between now and the fifteenth of the month when
the open season begins, there are rains, the governor's
refusal to postpone the opening of the season will be rea
sonable. However, if there are no rains the forests will
be exposed to great danger. In spite of the rains of a
couple of weeks ago, the woods are now dry as finder and
ready to start into blazing from slight causes. Most of
the hunters are careful, but there is a large element that
are not, and it is from these the chief danger arises. It
is estimated that the hunting season is responsible yearly
for the loss of a half million dollars, and from that up to
several millions in some years. This seems a heavy price
to pay for the deer killed. It is also an injury to such
hunters as are careful, that they must suffer the loss of
their sport because of the carelessness of others, but such
is the way of the world.
Finland presents the strange spectacle of a democ
racy dominated by an autocracy. Not that the Finns
favor such a combination, but in an ill-advised moment the
new government being hard pressed asked aid from the
Germans. They got it, and at the same time got a master
for themselves. The sentiment of the Finns is in favor
of the allies, and the longer they are dominated by arro
gant Prussian military officers the stronger that senti
ment will become. It would not be surprising, once the
allies get a strong force on the Murman coast if Finland
made an open break with "their friends, the enemy."
The Britishers have given Crown Prince Rupprecht,
cf Bavaria, a swift kick, just as the French and Americans
save a similar one to the Crown Prince of Germany. It is
bad weather for crown princes and for those led by them.
Lenine has declared war on the allied nations. This
of course at the dictation of the Germans. As he is about
on his last legs and does not represent Russia or the Rus
sian people, but is rather the paid agent of the kaiser, his
declaration does not amount to much. From the outlook
it will not be long before he is fleeing for his life, and the
so-called bolsheviki government that has been maintain
ed by force of German arms or money, and that has lost
the confidence of the people will be as dead as that of the
czar. Trotsky seems to have been lost in the shuffle, as
nothing is heard of him lately. Apparently Russia is to
find her salvation through the government set up in Si
beria, and around which the Russians will finally gather.
The kaiser is forming a new army to defend the
Rhine. When the allied armies break through thatthat
is through the hide the balance of the hog will soon be
taken care of.
II Rippling Rhymes
by Walt Mason
SIX OF THEM.
"My six boys are safe in bed," cheerfully the kaiser
said. "Safe and sound they sleep and snore, while the
world is splashed with gore. German angels guard their
sleep, which is restiul, calm and deep; smiles upon their
faces burst, as they dream of wienerwurst. Some men's
sons, I have been told, lie in couches wet and cold, all their
clothing wet with blood, plastered o'er with muck and
mud. That would be a beastly fix; I am thankful that
my six sleep in peace and comfort here, dreaming of a
keg of beer. Eitel Fritz and Wilhelm Fred, each is in his
truckle bed, each securely in his cot, guarded by our Ger
man Gott. I've been told that some men's sons, shatter
ed by the foemen's guns, have been cast in trenches deep,
there to find their endless sleep. Then I view my kraut
fed boys ;' painless sleep each one enjoys; six fat princes
in a row; where do smoother princes grow? German
Seraphim are nigh! Sleep, my sons, while others die!
Sleep, while boys of coarser blood groan and perish in
the mud ! All the world is full of groans, all the world is
white with bones, all the world is wet with tears, racked
with anguish and with fears, and how thankful I should
be, that my sons are here with me, while the globe is
throwing fits Wilhelm Fred and Eitel Fritz !"
THREE HUNDRED TAGS ARE
faOLD FOR BELGIAN BABIES.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
ALL THE THIRD LIBERTY BONDS ARE NOW
THOSE INTERESTED TLEASE CALL
AT THE BANK
Tiic (tills nnil voting women who sold
tags last week for the "Belgian Bab
ies colleeleu tor the tuiul, most
ly in dimes, though there wero a few
donations of larger amounts.
The solicitors were Eilua Kiel ami
Dorothy Moore, Helen Mortis and Iloleu
Phiirips, Helen Kerr mid Henrietta
V lute, hvanda Hurst ami Theoda Urib-
hlo, Rosa laiiim, Keho Giesy, Lcona
Will and Velnia Dents. The latter made
the record sales with a total of nearly
R. Woolworth ,liere from Butleville,
took all the souvenirs there wero then
left,, and disposed of 17 for t.i.30. The
Aurora women in charge had received
but ltIO tags, but when they were gone
miide mure and disposed of nearly 130
more. Aurora Observer.
general style as the dryer ereeted by
Xels llerigstnd. From 175 to 180 bush
els can be dried every tw.euty-four hours
the dryer hns three tunnels which can be
used separately or all at a time just as
the fruit demauda. Mr. Kelson has
built with the intention of being able to
do custom drying for those with small
crops who do not really need a dryer of
their own. Theo. Dokken has done the
carpenter work and has given excellent
satisfaction. Silverton Appeal.
Wen Up la Years -
But Writes a Poem
Not nlv the young folks and thoseJ
also of middle age are breaking forth
in war poetry, but also thosu of a ifcorc
mature age. For instance, the following
poem entitled "Go Fer 'Km" was writ
ten by Olive E. Henry who is 82 years
old. Her home address is 500 North
Capital street. Ir has a local color and
is just a little different from the aver
GO FEE 'EM.
They were some slick Oregonian lads;
Good chips of the old pioneer dads;
Yet prow to wander, traffie and squan
der. But some old sour clogs, from the Will
Grown fat on cherries, walnuls and
Said they were nix on chickens, chores
And sure must find a way to earn their
Then niotlier, she piped her sweet little
Saying, boys are boys, but here is the
The best of those ridges in that pasture
Looks like the cities of the wild Ilot
tentot. Then the dads arose, with a groan and
And settled the thing with firm dis
patch; Saying, a fighter they'll be; a hunting
For the price of a pelt, wild oals they'll
And thus was enthroned the Gopher Bov
The brightest of all the couutrv vt
hub - ' 1
Thus gaining a wise on the Hottentot
They went over the top fot gopher and
The kaiser, by some old duffer, had
About the caves of tit? wise little go
It tickled his gizzard, saying, A cheap,
From a little dirt hole, all enemy to
But he chanced to hit on an ugly snag
And his dog is running with his tail
He never again will au American snub,
For his Waterloo is tha Western Gopher
Teacher Is Married
(Capital Journal Special Service)
Silverton, Ore., Aug. 10. Miss Lela
Riches and Mr. W. T. King were mar
ried in Fortland on July 12, 1918. Mrs.
King returned to her home in Silverton
as Miss Lela niches' anil no one sur
mised that she was a bride until a
friend, who had seen the marriage
license in a Portland paper, circulated
the report around Silverton.
Mrs. King is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. W. Riches of this city and
is a .very charming young lady with
a host of friends who arc extending
congratulations. She has been a teach
er in the public school for several
years. The groom, while a stranger in
this community is very highly praised
by those who know hiin.
Mrs. King will remain at the home of
her parents while her husband is in
Canada workiug tor Uncle Sam.
:: THE WIFE
By JANE PHELPS $
was not only in house furnish
ings that Buth reveled; she loved,
also, dainty, soft fabrics to wear. Her
house owns she fashioned herself, oft
en out of odd Oriental fabrics, and
her underwear was always of sheerest,
softest lawn or silk.
Her street clothes were always sim
ple, as is always the case with people
of taste. She had little use for even
ing or party dresses, as the town was
small, and her aunt mixed with few of
Strangely, Ruth never had seemed
to mind this. There were two or three
girls quite near her own age with
whom she was intimate, after a fash
ion, and a few young men whom ehe
condescended to talk to if it were
unavoidable. But mostlv sire and her
aunt were together, fcaeh seemingly
satisfied to have it so until Brian
Haekett came to visit his relatives.
Brian 's uncle happened to be the
father of one of the girls whom Buth
visited. fche met Brian. He was a
college man even if ho had worked
his way and was different from the
slow-going southern boys in whom she
had no particle of interest.
Brian Haekett was twentv-five years
old when Buth met him. He was tall,
straight, and broad-shouldered. His
finely shaped head, brown hair and
eyes, white teeth, and wimiing smile.
were partly what had attracted the
, "It does not follow that he will be
a business success. I have know
many college men who nearly starve
to death, and whose wives were simply
kitchen, drudges, and nurses for a fam
ily of children."
"But he is different."
BUTH IS ADAMANT.
"In what wayt He is handsome,
good to look at. I warrant, if he
had been a plain-looking fellow, yon
wouldn't have looked at him. But
his handsome face caught you. It
won't look quite so good to you when
there is nothing else about you U
appeal to you nothing to satisfy your
artistic sense of love and beaut v."
"Oh, but aunt Laura- I will MAKE
our home lovely. I can do it, yon
"Yes, you can," dryly responded
Mrs- Clay borne, "I do not deny your
ability. But do you remember what
the BTlis were for decorating and furn
ishing your sitting room and bedroom t"
" Yes, about four thousand dollars."
"Um and a lawyer's elerk earns,
"I don't know exactly, but Brian
said he could give me a comfortable
' '1 can shut my eyes and imagine
what HE means by a comfortable
home, and I mean no disparagement
to him either. I can see a four or
five room flat, furnished very cheap
ly if the things are paid for; cheap
ly and garishly if bought on the in
stallment plan. I can fairly see the
ueaiuy-living uiu x or, no one couiu luok fa,.e when ho introduces
Mrs. Caroline Hansen died quite
suddenly at her homo Tuesday evening
at the age of 77 years- Mrs. Hansen
has been in poor health for a number ot
years, she has no relatives in tliis
country- Her husband, Chris Hansen,
died four years ago.
M. E. Smith of Portland has been
ponding his vacation at the beach and
with his parents at their home in Silverton.
Mrs. B. L. Wolcott and Miss Grace
Wolcott were Salem visitors Wednes
Henrv E. Browne, editor of the Sil
verton Tribune was taken quite sudden
ly ill yesterday and has been placed
under "the care' of Dr. Keene. Owing
to the scarcity of help the Silverton
Tribune was a day late in being published.
Miss Martha Nerison of Portland is
visiting among the old Home irienus
Mr. and Mrs. Bayson of Thief Falls,
Minnesota are visiting at the C M.
Wrar home. Mrs. Bayson was a pu
pil of Mrs. Wray's-twenty years ago.
left for Camp
D'ARCY AT WOODBUBN.
BUILDS PRUNE DRYER.
The George Case thresher burned on
ono of the Whitney plaees at Broadae
res last Thursday. There wero three big
piles of grain loosely stacked and a high
wind was blowing. The thresher caught
fire from burning stacks and was con
sumed with all the grain but about 60
sarks. whorh hml been threshed and
hauled strnr. Whotkn annrlta from that
Judge P. H. D'Arcy of Salem, well
known as an orator of no mean ability,
and who has len in great demand
throughout the country, will deliver the
address at the Gala Day and Outing of
St. Luke's church to be held next Hun
day in the city park, Woodburn. Mr.
D'Arcy needs no introduction to the
people of Woodburn and will have many
things of interest and present day, im
portance to say. Woodburn Independent.
1,300,000 FBENCH SLAIN
New York, Aug. 10. Mareel Knecht,
members of the French high commission
to the United States, in an address at
the annual convention of the Knights of
Whether sparks from the Columbus here, said 1,300,000 French
thresh started thu fir or smokers -' .tiers had been -killed and 1.300.000
Severin Nelson has about completed cidentally started the grain burning has Wounded in the war and that "the poi
a new tunnel prune dryer on his ranih.lnot been' learned. There was 0 insur- fus were wonderfully cheered by the ar
In building he has followed the san.o anc.. Woodburn Independent. ' rival of the Americans."
deny that Brian Haekett was hand
some, let there was nothing in the
least effeminate about him.
It was on the occasion of his second
visit that he proposed to Buth and
was accepted. In the .meantime, they
had corresponded- It probably would
have made no difference to Buth, feel
ing as she then did toward him, had
she known that ho had hesitated to
make the second visit because of the
expense involved. But had Mrs. Clay
borne known it, she would have even
more urgently begged Buth to remain
AU.NT LAUBA'S ULTIMATUM.
"It isn't all selfishness, dear," sho
had said when he and Buth discussed
the matter, "altho I am selfish where
you are concerned. But I know you
never will be happy as a poor man s
wife. That it is so, is probably my
fault in a great measure.. .Yet I
imagine the love for beautv is so in
grained in your nature that you never
would have been contented in meager
surroundings, even had yon not been
so indulged." Then, after a long look
in which amusement struggled with
something else, something very liko
disappointment, she added: "How
would you look washing dishes in
THAT " she indicated, by a gesture,
a soft, trailing house robe of creamy
silk, fastened at the waist by a heavy
cord, with the long flowing sleeves
open to the shoulder. The silk stock
ings and slippers she wore were of tho
"Perhaps I shan't have to wash
dishes," Ruth answered, looking down
at her robe. "Perhaps"
"No, Ruth, it won't do." Her aunt
would try every means to show the
wilful girl that sho was doing some
thing that would mean uahappiness for
both herself and Brian. "You have
had servants to wait on. you, to do
everything for you. Old Mammy has
been like a slave in her devotion to
you, and you never hesitate to call
upon the others whenevor you need
them. Y'ou have had your horses, now
your motor car- I have denied you
nothing. Brian Haekett docs not earn
in a vear what I spend for you in it
month I was going to say in a week!
.but if you marry him or any man,
until I know he can take care of you
decently, I shall not give you ona
penny aa long aa I live. I do not mean
to be cruel, Buth, but"
"Brian wpn't be poor long."
"What reason have you for believing
that he will not f"
"Oh because he's smart. He has
had a college education" '
the home he calls "comt'ort-
Report Of North Salem
Red Cross Auxiliary
The B.ed Cross moves right along
I"l tell you of it in my Bong,
In Salem North is where we meet t
And love our neighlrors all to greet.
Wc sew and chat and such as that
But never yej hava had a spat
And each one tries his level best
To do as much as all tho rest.
On Friday afternoon we sew
When up to Jason Lee wa go;
And. welcome all who come to know, ,,,
That wc are only there to sew.
And right good times We have as well
That's what I'm trying now to tell
With now and then a lilt of song
For tear the day would seem too long.
July's a busy time you know
But wo did not forget to sew
But made of garments quite a score
And even half a dozen more.
Now these were all bed coats you know
And I suppose to Franco will go
To help to comfort some poor men
Who hope to come to health again.
Nor is that all we did out here
In hopes our men 'in Franco to cheer
On hose and sweaters did work
And aever one did try to shirk.
Well just the number I can't tell
But it was big I know full well;
And all were neat and good to see
We hope gomo comfort they will be.
We give our monvry, pay our bills
Anil that with right good, hearty wills,
North Salem lives you see, as yet,
And hopes much stronger to get.
And now wc send good will to all
And hope from each to get a call
Who lives around this part of town
With lis to work and nver frown.
MB3. J. M. CLAEK,
Secretary North Salem Bed Cross Aux
iliary. August 5, 1318.
Journal Want Ads Pay
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Boys And Girls.
YOU who have been out earning something'
this summer will find it very profitable to
open a 'Savings Account here at the United
States National Bank with your earnings. In
addition to your money drawing Interest
you will learn valuable lessons in thrift and
economy. . j ;
Parents are invited to bring the .
Youngsters in for Initiation into
the Advantages of a bank account.
11-.- 't'irr Salem Oregon,