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September 27, 1918
CHABLE3 B. I1SEU
Iditor u PabUaka
Ik. B. BARNES
Pally by carrier, pr year
Dally by mail, per yr ..
published every even-ino except srxDAY, salem, QBEGOx, jsjr The insincerity of Chancellor Hertling's statement to
'x - I J---.-., Di the effect that he is ready for peace based on the four-
lapltUl JOUrnai rig. UU.j If ILa teen principles laid down by President Wilson is evident
man morale he says, "we have peace with Rumania and
Russia." This is as he knows a lie made of whole cloth.
Germany has no peace with Russia, but an enforced
treaty made with German agents at present in control of
affairs at Petrograd and Moscow, but who in no sense
represent the Russian people or any sort of Russian gov
ernment save that made in Germany.
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la the only newspaper In Salem whoa circulation U rtaranteed by the
Audit Bureau of Circulations
GREATEST BATTLE FRONT IN HISTORY
' ' The "far-flung" battle line that poets rhyme about
and war correspondents roH as a sweet morsel under
their tongues, is a fact now. Practically every allied na
tion was. involved in the fighting yesterday which extend
ed over every front. With the Americans and French ad
vancing steadily on a fifty mile front between Rheims
and Verdun, the British" this morning launched an offen
sive on a wide front west of Cambrai. The allied front
was thus linked up from north of Ypres to east of the
Moselle, a distance of more than 275 miles, forming the
greatest battle front in military history. This entitles it
to the name far-flung" and should give that phrase a
rest in the future. In addition to this there is a battle
front in Bulgaria, or would be if the Bulgarians would
stop running, that is 130 miles long. In Turkey there is
another "far-flung" line that is flinging the Turks in
every direction, and leaving them nothing but a memory m
hut lwentlv thev held full sway. In
Siberia the allied forces enlarged their successes ant
nlv in Mesopotamia-and-on the Italian front was there
lacking of fighting. With these in the fight each of the
allied nations would have been at work in the field select
ed for it. As it is the Italians are in the fighting in Ser
bia and the British while quiet in Mesopotamia are busy
elsewhere. It is the most widespread series of battle
fields ever known, and the most chering fatur of it
is that on very front victory is on the side of the allies
and the freedom of the world.
General Pershing sent the American boys against
the enemy yestrday, and ovr a front of twenty miles an
advance of seven miles was made. This is encouraging
especially when taken in connection with the attack of
the enemy yesterday, and over a front of twenty miles an
going to allow the troches any rest. For a little while it
looked as though the armies were going to dig in and that
another winter of inactivity was to follow. Apparently
thre is now no danger of this, but that instead Foch in
tends to keep at it all winter and not allow the enemy
time and opportunity to rest and recpuerate hi sforcs.
Bulgaria wants peace following the drive made against
her, and Turkey is in about the same mood. With the
boches kept busy during the winter it is quite possible
they too will think seriously of peace and of a kind dic
tated by the allies, before the spring campaigns begin.
Germany is peeved because the ne wgovernment of
Lithuania selected a king without asking Germany's ad
vice about it. Duke Vort Urach was selected for the
doubtful honor, and no doubt the kaiser and his bunch
had a member of the Hohcnzollern family picked out for
the place. Because of this action Prussia has issued a
note declaring Lithuania "had no right to act that way
without learning of the fall styles in kings made by fash
ion experts in Potsdam." If anyhing was needed to dem
onstrate the amount of liberty the small buffer states
Germany would build up around her would have with
Germany in full power, this unwarranted interference
in the selection of a ruler by the Lithuanians supplies the
deficiency. They would be free states, that is free to do
what Germany dictated and nothing else.
The pictures that should be over the flax exhibit at
the fair are those of Mrs. W. P. Lord and Eugene Bosse.
They were the promoters of the flax industry in Ore
gon. Mrs. Lord has for years given both time and money
jto the cause and was working to promote the growing of
flax and its manufacture in Oregon years before Govern
or Withycomb, who now poses as its "promoter," had
even thought about taking out his naturalization papers.
His arrogant posing as the originator of flax growing in
Oregon is a deliberate theft of other folks honors.
The Spanish influenza has swept across the country
like a whirlwind, and twenty six states reported the pre
sence of the disease. Up to date no cases have been report
ed in Oregon, but with several in California it is certain
it will be across the line, and will probably make its
first appearance in western Oregon along the line of the
Southern Pacific, or in i Portland. Dispatches yesterday
stated the germ of the disease had been isolated and if
this is correct a remedy should be found.
Instead of attacking each other, and quarreling .ver
territory Bulgaria and Turkey should take advantage of
the occasion to fall on each other's neck and weep down
the other fellow's back. The Bulgarian army is ripped
to pieces and that of the Turks annihilated. They are
both fine specimens of "has beens." ,
And now the Bulgarians are beginning to . .realize
how it feels to have a foreign foe invading their soil. But
in this instance the invader is not inhuman and heartless!
Lane county got away with the first premium for
county exhibits, and fully deserved the honor, for her
display was easily superior to any and all others. Wash
ington was second, but the contest was so close between it
and Linn that many consider the award a mistake. As
a matter of fact they were about as near a tie as such dis-
plays could be, but only one could ne second.
The main committee of the German reichstag has
become a real international peace society if its proceed
ings are correctly reported through the neutral countries.
The kaiser hid in a cellar the other day while allied
airplanes were bombing one of his cities." Simply giving
him a dose of his own medicine. - "
by Walt Mason f .
Be patient when the days art hot; cold weather soon
will hit the spot, with sleet and kindred rot; be patient.
It does no good to human hicks to rant and kick against
the pricks; it will not help them from a fix; be patient.
In times like these things are upset, but it won't help to
fume and fret; serenity's the one best bet; be patient.
What if a soupbone costs you more, if prunes are dearer
at the store? They can't be cheapened by a roar; be pa
tient. What if the measly profiteer is growing richer
every year? The day of wrath for him is near; be pa
tent. What if there are abuse and wrong, until men ry,
"OlvLord, how long?" Tlje arm of retribution's strong;
be patient. There's no occasion for despair; if night is
dark, the morning's fair, and things are right side up with
care; be patient. It's vain to hunt around for grief; it's
vain to rend your rags and beef; if things are tough,
there comes relief; be patient. These are the times that
try the soul; the cheap skates with themselves condole;
the brave boys laugh when in the hole; be patient. Oh,
grin end bear whatever loa dyou have to pack along the
road, and hang a flag on your abode; be patient.
The Americans committed an awful atrocity yester
day in the eyes of the kaiser's military party. They were
expected by all rules of war to attack the German lines to
the east of Verdun and they went through them to the
west of that fortress. It's a mean Yankee trick to hit
old Bill Wilhelm when he isn't looking for it because he is
getting pretty groggy at the best.
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Freak Storm Hurts
California Bean Crop
Los Angeles, Cftl., Sept. 27. Bean
growers of southern California today
faced serious losses to their $33,000,-
000 crop a-s a result of a freak rain
and electricial storm wiiieh started
shortly after sunset last night and
early today was continuing spasmod
ically. 'Unsettled weather," was the fore
cast which heralded the approach of the
storm and the same prediction stood
Lightning struck the Pacific Elec
tric powr house at San Pedro, setting
the roof afire. Tho fire was extinguish
ed without great damagt to the build-ink?.
, Pasadena had the heaviest rainfall,!
47 of an inch falling in two hours.
DRAFT BOARDS ORDERED
' TO EXAMINE REGISTRANTS.
Washington, Sept. 27., Instructions;
have been sent out to local draft boards:
to proceed at once with the examination
of registrants to determine their phy-i
sieal fitness for military service, the;
war department announced today. This
is to bo done regardless of any appeal
that may have been made to the district!
borad unless there is a pending claim;
for deferred classification. j
la connection with this it was also
announced that a registrant who has;
been examined by the board and found;
fit for service will not have the right j
I app-oul for examination before a mcd-J
ical advisory board, as has been the ,
practice in previous drafts.
a Grouch Because Ruth la
o i'ivii,R xi.m.
TIi,. npr.r!2 cut liuth had taken wns
doliglitfis"-. uninty and attractive. H!i
had soil iii-t of the things they u.iiiKlit
when they woio so cramped fr nnm'v,
and had replaced them with bettvr
pieces of furniture. tShe had not at
tempted to finish lief rooms. But what
fur lu'i- artistic hanging and the frieze
which she had laboriously cut from sev
eral different papers, and so made an
original design. V
"I am so glad we are s0 nearly set
tKd before I had to go west," she sail
to Brian the night before she was to
i:'ve on her business trip. "You will
be "cry comfortable."
Mrs. t'rawford was sf til with th.m,
tnd would look after Brian. Somewny,
Ruth resonlod the sulky air with which
r.lie had put in them was in
taste and gtiod of it kind. She had the , rervived hor remark more than fhe
C'eiindrork. 8he could add the re8jter before had resented his actions
when she displeased aim,
fr.im tinn to time.
Tho lovely pieces of tapestry Mr.
Mai.dol had given her, sh0 had disposed
' to the bost advantage so thnt they
!gtv quite n air of luxury to the en
Uir. fthiirtmout. The larar pieces sh
had used as over-drapes or for covering; in any way. She had too much at stake.
odd-shaped pillows. The smaller ones: 1 lie business and her happuivss.
A lot of good it would do if I am!
"You'r,, not goinjr to be cross bo-
caupp I have to got" she asked, recall
ing her determination not to allow any
thing he did to mnko her angry with
h'.iT : not when it concerned the business
for chair seals, etc. The odd Oriental
.ilka i,he had used in making lump-
'!Como now, Brian! Do b a good
; shades and for draperies in the din-,bi.y," she ruffled his hair, and pressed
ling room, which was paunvled in wood,! kiss upon it. "I shan't be away but a
jivory white, making a good foundatiou'wrk."
"A week is a Ion? time for a man
to mope around alone."
Ruth thought, witi, a quick stab, that
when she Was away before, he didn't do
mucu "moping around alone." She sup
posed she should tell hitai that it wasn't
necessary, that ho had friends ho could
be with. But she could not bring her
self to say it.
"It will soon pass, dear."
"Yes with you. Living in swell ho
tels, living on the fat of the land."
"Oh, Brian! As if that counted. Why,
dear,. I had rather have a meal here
with you than . anywhere else in the
".Tell that to the marines! If you did,
you would," he said in a peeved tone!
Ruth burst out laughing in spite of
her vexation, "iiyou did, you would,"
she repeated, "Oh, Brian!"
"Well, I moan it," yet he smiled
with her at the expression he had used.
"Whon arc you going!"
"Tomorrow afternoon." . .
"Is Mandvl going J" hig face dark
"o, indeed! he trusts me to attend
to the work alone. It is a great compli
ment, Brian I wish you felt different,
ly about it.'.' This last she said wist
fully. ."Well, I don't and I never will! I ex
pect, now, all the people who know me
any I can 't support you, or that you are
"Oh, Brian! You aro too ridiculous.
The women are all envying me, because
i am aoie to d0 something; and say
von should bo jiroud of me. Why Brian,
lot9 and lots of women whose hus-j
band's are richer thnn you am have
gone into business." I
"That '8 just the rub! If I were
rich' as you say, you could do what
yon pleased and n0 one would think
anything about it. But I'm not! and
nil my friends know it. So of course
they think I am a poor, good-for-nothing
sort who can't get along. So youj
have t9 help." His face grew darker,
hi, scowl dc. per, as he talked. Ruth saw
he was working himself into a ferment
an she changed the subject by asking
him if he knew the people across tho
' ' They are such a nice looking couple,
.pist about our age. Th man looks very
pleasant; and sne is so pretty."
"No haven't noticed them," Brian
"I hope they will call. I should like
to know soino nice people."
"Don't call my friends 'niee," I sup
poso," still holding his grouch.
"Of course I do! I haven't met one
who wasn't, unless it wa8 that queer
Claude Bockly; and I Biippose he is all
right ouly I never met any on0 quite
like him before."
"Yes, Claude's all right enough. I'm
tiivd. I'm going to bed."
"I'll come presently. I have to pack
"Of course! always something to tlo
about that d business!" Brian dis
tinctly slaiumed the bath-room dooi.
When Ruth packed her hag a few
hot tears fell on to the dainty lia
"Is he always going to be cross about
it7" hc muttered,
:Tmorrow Ruth Tlanj to Bring ncr
Old Xurse to Live With Her)
Keep the Home
Just at this time there are many in
dividualistic ideas placed before the public
that we feel constrained to use this space
generally devoted to our weekly business
news to a little thought on the matter of the
war relation to our business, applicable of
course to every other business where the
exchange of money for commodities is con
cerned. We sing ''Keep The Home Fires Burn
ing", but possibly fail to attach the proper
significance to our words in relation to the
kindred thought: "Keep the Heme Business
One man will argue that buying ought
to cease while given arts and sciences of
war be pushed to their limit. That all but
business activities ought to cease. But has
such argument any grounds for application?
But recently one of the country's lar
'gest papers commented editorially on the
thought: "What Constitutes Non-Essential
One of the supposedly non-essential
items (Musical Instruments and Music in
general) was discussed at length. No. We
cannot stop production of those articles "
that go to relieve mental sirain at this time.
The matter of jewelry as a non-essential
brought out the fact that the manufac
turing elements were now busy in produc
tion of wrist-watches and many like items
of use to the boys at the front
Automobiles came in for discussion and
it was shown that the automobile saved and -is
saving civilization from the hands of the
(kultur) fate, statistically pointing to the
maximum of commercial vehicles. We can
not eliminate automobiles.
And so on down through a long list of
supposedly non-essentials we find that it is
not the best plan to decry the manufacture
of a product until the facts are fully known.
The same argument holds good in the
Money must circulate. Business must
be better than ever before in the history of
the nation if the ends of the government are
to be thoroughly served.
The President has said that we should
spend wisely and it is for the individual to
determine what constitutes wise buying af
ter a careful investigation of the merits and
not on snap or surface judgment.
Home' business must boom if the gpv
ernment's plan is to be the most effective.
The hoarding of money and suppties is un
patriotic. Our duty is plain.
467 Court Street
KEEPING THE STORES OPEN.
The Journal Job Department
will print you any -Ring is lie
tatlonery line do it right and
save yju real money.
Salem, Ore., &'pt. 26, 1918.
Editor Capital Journal:
A few days ago I noticed an article
in the "Open 1'orum" in regard to
soino of our supposed patriotic uci
making, a protest about some of the
stores not being closed Saturday even
ing on account of tho parade. I am a
sorrowful-hearted mother; all I have is
in France two sons and they are in the
thick of it, but would keeping the stores
closed in time of the parade make any
difference in our dear boys' death, or
life? No, I can say it is far more bene-'
ficial for our hard working people after
a whole week's work to go after supper
and lay in thvir supply for their Sunday
dinners. In this instance some of the'
young girls who work ten hours a day
in the woolen mill, here went home,
and before they conld clean up and get
their suppers and go down town for
their Sunday supplies the sforcs were
closed. One of them said she didn't
really have anything in the house to
eat: that as their tiim? was so limited
night, and mornings t0 get to work,
anJ viva n..1.:. !. - . '
" ...uiuiig pry nam weav
ing olive colors to make clothing for
he boys over there. Then I asked her
to con, and take Sunday dinner witU
me. 8he did and said she did not
know whon an invitation had ever
came so acccptibly. This objector said
the ttores keep open to grab tho last
penny; no, that is not the casv? in all
instances. Stores should be kept opem
Saturday night in all cases. Propriet
or, as well as their help can stop Ion
enopgh to step to the door and see thi
parade, which is sufficient in most cas
es. e arc doing ,U we can t0 com-
but think-did you ever stop to think
-when the war i9 over if we can sbt
we, the Americans, did more than ail
1,,! T f WOrld toether w tt
our home folks did not want. We
should be very careful in all thing!
and 8ev that they are adjusted to suit
all neeess.tie, and needs. So, I say
in all cases keep the stores open Satur
day nights. It wont, make many min
utes difference in the protection of our
"".vs. If it were my boys they- would
laborers at home. Keep them open.
AuiHtu AilEBICAN. '