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September 2, 1918
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
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up until the allied drive began which has forced the Huns
to head toward the Rhine. Spain sees her last opportun
ity of getting some remuneration for her lost ships by
taking drastic action now and this action indicates she
has no hopes of getting anything should the kaiser get
the whaling now awaiting him. Spain believes in getting
in on the winning side, which is wise of her if not entirely
creditable to her motiyes. It is encouraging, however.
to learn that even a neutral with strong pro-German ten-
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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
li the only newspaper In Salem whose circulation la guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau of Circulations
SOME INEXCUSABLE PRICES.
The federal department of agriculture recently is
sued a statement showing the comparative cost of living,
or rather of prices in various cities. The statement is in
teresting but can hardly be taken as correct as to the
actual cost of living for to get at this would require be
sides the cost of the various article? of food, the propor
tional amount of each consumed in these cities. It shows
some things though that while there may be a reason for
their existence there can be found no reasonable excuse.
In the table as prepared, the showing was made as to the
amount of money that would have to be spent in each city
to purchase the same foodstuffs that could be bought in
Washington City for one dollar. T.te first item on the list
is bread, and this shows that in Portland it requires one
dollar and ten cents to purchase as much bread as could
be bought in Washington for one r'ollar. Wheat is not
prawn near Washington and it is grown near Portland.
In fact the bread sold in Washington for a dollar and in
Portland for $1.10 may both be made, from the wheat
grown in Oregon. Yet Washington gets the cheaper
bread even after the freight across the continent is paid.
Barley flour requires fifteen cents additional to the Wash
ington price in Portland. At the p;'me time white corn
meal requires $1.33 where Washington pays only Kme
dollar, and the vellow meal takes $1.14. This is accounted
for by the "freight from the east," but it is noticed that
the freight on flour from tne west to wasmngxon ny is
not added to the price. Oregon is a great dairy and poul
try state, yet canned milk costs a dollar and eight cents
for what costs a dollar in Washington. Cheese made here
cells at the same price in Portland and the nation's cap
ital and it takes $1.09 to buy the same quantity of eggs
the congressman can get for a dollar. Ihe most unac
rmmtahle thine- is the" statement as to canned salmon
With salmon canned in Portland's dooryard it makes the
person wanting a feed of it put up $1.15 for what Wash
ington pays only a dollar. It is suggested that the Oregon
folks demand the best quality of salmon while the people
of the east buy "chums". This does not explain the high
cost at home, for it is not true. It would require that
the eastern market be supplied entirely with "chums"
which is absurd, for most of the salmon pack is sold there.
A dollar's worth of rice at the capital equals in amount
what $1.27 will buy in Portland. A brief examination of
the list shows that all substitutes for wheat products are
much higher in Portland than in tho east and causes sus
picion that there is profiteering in Oregon on these sub
stitutes. These, and the inexcusable difference against
Oregon in salmon should make Food Administrator Ayer
"wake up and try to discover just where the colored gen
tleman in the Oregon woodpile is located; It is possible
there is no such person, and we are not asserting there is,
but there is a rather widely voiced suspicion that there
Las been profiteering in the northwest especially on flour
substitutes. There is at least grounds for making a
thorough investigation of the matter contained in the Ag
ricultural Department's statement as to the purchasing
powers of the dollar in various sections of the country.
SPAIN QUITS THE KAISER.
The wires this morning say the Dons have at last de
termined to resist German arrogance and the wanton de
struction of Spanish ships carrying supplies to Spain. It
is high time this action was taken. Germany has placed
Spain, that has been her friend, in the same position so
far as her treatment of her is concerned, as her enemies,
which means the balance of the world. The Spanish Min
ister announced this morning that the government would
take over all German ships interned in Spain. This the
kaiser has stated will mean a "severance of the friendly
relations" now existing between the two countries. This
being the case it may be considered that the "friendly re
lations" are pretty widely severed. The action of Spain
is a strong showing as to her belief as to how the war will
ond, for she has played strongly in favor of the Germans
mans to treat them like slaves, to violate all laws regain
ing tne ireeaom oi tne seas which Germany so grandilo
.jquently announced she was fighting for, and to destrjv
their merchant marine regardless of all rights. Time was
when Sweden and Norway both knew how to resent an
insult and avenge a wrong, but they seem to have forgot
ten all they knew in that line.
This may not b.e a perfectly compos
ed poem, but it expresses perfectly the
feeling's of the Oregon bov '-over
Oh! this lend is fair and beautiful
No matter where you go;
But give uie back old Oregon
With its mountains capped with snow.
The old Willamette, softly gliding
im its journey to the sea,
Where it passes dear old ralem,
That's the place for me.
There where the rivers whirl and splash
here th? speckled beauties grow,
Where there is no din of city life,
There's where I want to go.
The mountains there arc hard to
But the air gives vou life and zest:
So you struggled on just to catch a
Of the -.mi sinking low in the west.
There's a land I sav,
Than, France or Italv
that is fairer by
And whu this bloody war is o'er,
I'm going back again.
The allied drive on the west front presses steadily
ahead. It will be but a short time if the present progress
can Le maintained until the Germans are back where thev
Kt.flr'tpri Iflst-MnrpVl Vinvinrr arrrmTKcVin,l r, -.r,f I
TV, J a V i V ,i & , CALcpt old Oregon. I've a feeling for you
uvou m.uun ui iiitii. a, uiuiiun ux iier soldiers, ine
British have already broken through the line near Ar
ras, ana are in a tair way of reaching a position that will
make the Hindenburg line untenable, at least for much
oi its northern part.
' Railroad Director McAdoo intends to keen the rail
roads entirely out of politics if he can and to this end
has issued rules for the guidance of all railroad men
especially the higher ups. None of these may be a member
oi any political committee or organization that solicits
funds for political purposes, .or be a delegate, chairman
re: a. t i . .
vi any umcer int any ponicai convention. They cannot
solicit or receive funds for political purposes or contrib
ute to any official or employe of the United States or any
state. They cannot assume the conducting of any political
campaign. On top of this if any official or employe de
sires to run for office he must at once resign his position
as an employe of the government. The attempt is made
to prevent any influence of any kind being used over
any quasi-government employe.
Lenine is reported dead of his wounds in a disnatch
from Copenhagen but the report is not confirmed. On
the contrary a dispatch from London says Petrograd re
ports him as in a very grave condition from wounds re
ceived at the hands of a would-be assassin.
That is deep and loval and true.
Vou havo backed me with Liberty
With Bed Cross funds and more-
So when I charge o'er "No Man's
I'll think of you the while,
Upon my face there may be a frown
But in my heart there'll be a smile.
Old Oregon. I'm for you.
(Composed by Private Hny Loter, com
pany m, wiaie on guard ilfity.)
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her voice was very
Labor has been having a large number of days dur
ing the past two years, but this is the boss of all of them.
by Walt Mason
The war has knocked things out of Dlumb: our com
forts go, privations come, 'out let us on our w es be
dumb, and think of France. It costs a lot to buy Dur rice,
our succotash and prunes and ice, but let us promptly pay
the price, and think of France. Our towns are standing
on their sites; no bombs drop in and spoil our nights; to
fuss and fret we have no rights let's think of France.
There is no stranger on our shore to paint the landscape
red with gore and make some busy Bertha roar, but think
of France! When. I'm inclined to droop and mope, and
lose my hold on faith and hope, discouraged by some spiel
er's dope, I think of France. Some old time luxury I miss
some vanished comfort spoils my bliss; and then I hoot
myself and hiss, and think of France I hear men growl,
with arctic feet; they find it hard to make ends meet and
then my message I repeat, "Oh, think of France!" I hear
dames grumble here and there because they have no rags
to wear, and I remark, "Oh, ladies fair, pray think of
France!" Our ills are trifling things and brief, in one
short hour they find relief ; if we would know the soul of
grief, well think of France.
LADD &IBUSH, Bankers
ALL THE THIRD LIBERTY BONDS ARE NOW
THOSE, INTERESTED PLEASE CALL
AT THE BANK
By JANE PHELPS
BJ ."S I1? You wi low much more comfort-
Tho next morning lirian made no al
lusion to the subjeet which they had
discussed the niirht before. Ttot ha
was rather quiet, for him, answering m I
monosyllables when. Tiutli spoke.
"He doesn't think 1 am jtomff- to
do it," Ruth said aloud, aa she went
into the kitchen for some- more cream
for his coffee. "But I am!" she add
ed with decision.
" Hrinn, I am going to take iny posi
tion this morning," she said quietly,
as she put tho cream jug besido tiis
"You are determined to do ts8.
when you know I am opposed to itf"
"Not because you are opposed to n.
dear, lint because we need tho nionoy.
be, after a few weeks,
than we are now. It will give us
more to go out with, too to tho thea
ters, etc.," she knew his passion for tnu
I should rather never bo. -than to
have yoa disgrace yourself and me by
letting others see that I can't sup
port you. It is galling even to talk
of it," ho finished impatientlv as he
rose from the table.
"The hours are short, from nine or
half past until five," she told Brian.
' ' I shall be homo when you get here.
Why, unless I had told you. I niijjht
have worked there indefinitely ann
you would never have known it!"
The thought flashed across her minn
that perhaps she would have been wis
or had ehe kept quiet until she had
"So you are going?" he asked a
"I hope you may never regret it."
Briau Hackett saw that her nimu
was made up; that she would at least
try her wings as a wage earner and
all because he could' not give her an
the lmriiries to which she had been
accustomed. He scoffed, in his heart.
at a love that could net endure pri
vation, when that privation meant otuj
the going without the things ho never
had had. He took no stock of net
bringing up; of the disgust she must
feel at doing the wo, she had al
ways seen relegated to the many ser
vants her aunt employed. He had no
thought of how it affected her when
she saw her hands reddened and rough
ened with menial work; or how she
longed for the flesh-pots the comforts
she had in the South. She was a mar
ried women, his wifo- It was only her
part he had asked her to do. To make
a home for him. Ho would earn the
Yet, even as all these things ran
thru his head, he flushed as ho re
membered how very littlo ho had earn
ed. Perhaps, had he not told hur the.v
would havo to take a cheaper flat,
she would not have done this thing.
But what could a man do? He scarce
ly ever was able to bring homo more
than a hundred dollars a month. Thirty-five
was too big a proportion to
pay for rent. No wonder he had been
obliged to borrow. N
That thought recalled the check Mrs.
Clayborne had given Ruth, and which
he had used- it was a big check; she,
of course, had not been quite truthful
when she told Ruth that , it was no
moro than she would give to a pio
fessional; but as long as she had de
clared she would not help them, sne
had saved her pndo by giving it to
her in this way. It was all nonsense
for Ruth to think she could earn such
checks as tnat; it was preposterous.
But twenty dollars a week and the
promise or more, lie Knew tne nnn
by reputation, had. heard Arthur Man-
lel spoken of as a keen Dusiness man.
Thev wero not paying people any
more than they earned not nowadays.
Suddenly another thought came.
Thia man Mandol had seen Ruth. Ho
had thought her attractive. Perhaps
that had something to do with it.
Onco more ho asked, this time in a
voice tinged with his latest emotion:
You have decided?
Yes.. Please don't be angry, Brian.
Believe me, it is for the best."
"What kind of a looking man is
Oh, just an ordinary man as lar
as looks go, perhaps better looKing
than the majority. W'hyf"
Jlavbe he has fallen in love wirn
you and that's the reason ho is will
ing to pay you raw help twenty dol
lar a week."
"N'onscnse! As to my being 'raw
help,' I am not. I have studied, for
years, just the things that, will heip
me in that position. I know many
things that it takes years to learn
about period decorating, etc. You
never have been interested in the sub-
iect or you would nave reanzeu iu
"Well, all I've got to say is that
you do it against iny wishes! That I !
am unalterablr opposed to your doing
anything outside of our home. If you
weren't so impatient, and would give
me time, I would soon be able to gtvc
you all you wanted. That's what it
amounts to! Giving you all the gew
gaws you want; and letting yon play
lady with servants to wait on you-"
When Brian finished his tirade he
flung himself out of the house, tor
the first time neglecting to give Buth
a parting kiss.
Tomorrow The clerk at Mandcls in
structs Ruth as to her duties.
US FIRST MILLION
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AT THE BL101I THEATRE STARTING TOMORROW DX THE SAME PRO
GRAM WITH BILL HART, MABEL NORMANI) AND PATTY ARBUCKLK
LETTERS FROM AYER
AND OTHER OFFICIALS
Steusloff Brands Rumors As
Lies; Officials Never Even
Vaiioua rumors have been circulated
in Suleni and Marion county in an ef
fort to cast reflections on my loyalty to
the United States government.
I havo refrained from denying these
rumors as I felt that they wero not
worthy of my notice as those vh0 are
familiar with my activities in public
and patriotic matters know that such
are absolute falsehoods and without fact
or foundation. But as tliv rumors are so
persistent and av0 not died ul theii
own accord, and as soma people in Sa
lem know me only casually and do not
know of my activities above mentioned)
and in justice to my family I feel call
ed upon to publish the following letters,
and tor tho benefit of those who have
seen fit to state that I was not even
naturalized will soy that 1 was born
in tlie 'state of New York, U. S. A., and
am 100 per cent American.
Yours truly, ,
P. W. Sfeusloff.
Salem, Or., August 1-1, 1918.
Mr.- Bert Haney,
..Dear 8ir:As president of the Salem
Commercial club, I havo been serving
in tho capacity of federal food adminis
trator for Marion county, since the or
ganization of the food administration
within the state.
Jury Panel Drawn
ror September Term
Of Circuit Court
The general venire for tiro coming
term of the circuit court has been issued
to convene Monday, September 16 at 10
o clocK. Judge lvrcy Ji.eney will be on
the bench. Ihe venire is as follows:
Jas. E. Linn, fanner, Salem,
P. A. English, farmer, Salem.
A. J Boberts, manufacturer, East
I. 11. Small, miller, Turner.
W. D. Cornish, retired, Stnyton.
C. T. Doty, merchant, Salem.
Waltvr G. Pearmine, fanner, Fair
James McUuchrist, merchant, Balcm.
C. W. Emmett, stockman, Salem.
H. M. LaPoro, retired, Salem.
John Christie, Ioggvr, East Wuodburp
John V. Sadler, urerchant, Aurora
C. O. Eugstrom, contractor, Salem.
Chas. B. Worden. farmer, (juinaby.
Eniil 0. Loo, farmer, North Silvertou.
Emerson Groves, farmer, Hiverview.
P. L. Prazicr, gravclman, Salem.
Edw. C. May, fariner, Wvst Mt. An
gel. N. J. Gehleu, farmer, East Staytoa.
C. 8. Hamilton, merchant, Salem,
Goorge Beil, merchant, Sublimity.
L. S. Drake, tlreatreinan, Salem.
James T. Cooper, clerk, Salem,
J. B. Craig, farmer, Salem.
D. D. Gorselino, farmer, Fairgrounds.
. A. B. Sicgmund, farmer, East Ger-
George. C. Miller, fanner, Scollard.
J. M. Hollingsworth, postmaster, Brei
C. 1. Kcuf, florist, Salem,
Geo. W. Gibbons, farmer, McKcc.
Julius Aim, merchant, Vest 'Wood-,.i:-n.
About four Weeks ago a report was
started and circulated throughout the
city and county that my residence had
bevn raided and .16 sacks of sugar an j
from five to 16 bnrrels of flour had
been found, and that I hjj been arre&t
o,i and fined $1000 and had been com
pelled to resign my position as county
food administrator on account of these
rumors, all of which 1 dvny, and whicfc
is a falsehood and diabolical outrage,
and 1 think it is being don to hinder
the advancement of the food administr
tion work in his county.
You know mo personally and wiiat I
want at this time is a lbtter from yon
or your office, as federal prosecuting
attorney, that this is all without fouud
tion and is a falsehood.
Very truly yours,
Federal Food Administration,,
F. W. Steusloff, . .
Chairman for Marion County.
Salem, Or., Aug. li, 1911.
Mr. Bert E. Haney,
United States Attorney,
Dear Mr. Harrey: I am in receipt of
a copy 0f a letter from Mr. Fred Steus
loff to you, dated August 14, together
with a request of Mr. Steusloff that
I advise you in regard to steps takc
hero locally involving him..
Personally, I had not even heard of
the rumors and the copy of the letter tt
you was the first intimation I had that
such a rumor existed. In regard to the
facts of the matter, I will state that tliia
matter ha3 not been called to -tho at
tention of this office at any time, and
this office has no knowledge of any
hoarding of sugar or flour or any other
article, and no one haa ever mentioned
thw matter, and as far as I know, n
arrest and no investigation of any kind
have leen made. Unless some such act
ion has been taken through your office,
I do not believe that any action of any
kind has been taken, or any eomnlainta
made by anyone.
Yours very trulv,
Portland, Or., Aug. 30, 1918.
Mr. F. W. Steusloff, . .
Pood Administrator for Marion county
Mv dear Mr. Steusloff: Referring t
our conversation the other day whem
you wvre in the city regarding a changw
.of administrator for Marion county, I
wish to repeat what I stated to vou that
it is with extreme regret that i accent
Your administration has been so vtrr
officient that it i8 a great pity that
vou feel obliged to relinquish the work,
but if the detail has become burden
some and requires more time and atten
tion that you are able to devote t it.
and in vivw of the fact that vou expect
to bo absent from the state this fafl
tor some considerable time, there U
nothing left, for me to do but reluct
lantly accept it.
I am appointing Mr. C. If. Loekwooi
to the position, in accordance with your
recommendations, and trust that 'yoa
will be able to give Mr. Lockwood the
benefit of your experience until he is
well into tho harness.
Thanking you for vour corlol
operation, I beg to ivmain
Most sincerely vonrs,
vi., - B- AYEB
Fe(lcral Food Administrator for Oregon
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