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October 4, 191$
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LOOKING FOR THE JOB OF BOSS.
The indications are that Hindenburg has held on too
long at St. Quentin, Cambrai, Laon and the chain of
strongholds alone1 the Hindenburc line and that hp is
liable to encounter disaster in trying to get his troops out
of them. Marshal Foch has wedges driven or ready to
drive into his lines at fifteen-different points, each of
which is a serious menace to his whole line. It is only
forty miles from the present Belgian front to borders of
the Netherlands and a drive a little deeper by the Belgians
and British will make the submarine bases at Ostend and
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cret advices received at Washington yesterday were to
the effect that Germany intended to evacuate all of Bel
gium in the very near future, and this means of course
that France will also be at last cleared of the foul pres
ence of the Hun. Whether the information referred to is
correct or not, it seems certain that no other course is
left open to Hindenburg if he would avoid the utter anni
hilation of his forces. Apparently the next stopping
place is the Rhine and when the battle front is on Ger
A brief dispatch yesterday told of many Germans
deserting along the border and crossing into Switzerland.
It stated the Bavarian troops had heen placed on guard
along the border and that they did not pay much atten
tion to watchin? who or what went across it. It stated
also that the Bavarian soldiers said they were "tired of man territory there is going to be a great light suddenly
fiehtintr for the Prussian king." Reading between lines 'break through the dense clouds that darken the German
this may mean that the House of Wittelsbach has designs
on the throne now occupied by the Hohenzollerns. There
has been more or less jealousy between the two families
for some time, and it seems at least possible the Bavar
ian king foreseeing the destruction of the present dynasty,
has hopes of absorbing the place and bossing the whole
business. He realizes no doubt that kaiser Wilhelm has
about reached the end of his string, and if the German
government is to be reformed, who is there better entitled
to the iob of rehabilitating it than the Bavarian king who
rules the strongest of the German states. This is specu
lation pure and simple; but it is quite in accord with what
the politicians in this country would do under like cir
cumstances, and it is probable the same desires govern
even the politicians of the German empire. However it
is an idle dream, for when the war is over it is pretty
certain the German people will say "a plague on both you c
nouses, ana organize a government in weir own in wmcu
the German people will have the mam say.
J I 1 i 1 r-V ya aa , a an
tninK tanKs. unce war is on uerman soil tnere will De a
still more offensive peace drive made. That others be
sides the allies look upon the situation from this view
point and see it as the allies do, is borne out by the action
of little Holland which has suddenly strengthened her
border armies, so as to protect her neutrality in case the
Germans start to withdraw from Belgium. She does not
intend to have German armies march over her territory to
safety, and under the existing conditions she need not
fear such treatment as was accorded Belgium if she ref us
es. Germany is not the same arrogant Germany she was
four years ago, and the next few months will find her
getting still more humble.
. ' It looks as though the getting home for Christmas is
not confined to the Teuton nations, but even the lurk,
who does not recognize Christmas has suddenly acquired
the home-coming idea. The Sultan has ordered his troops
to abandon Prsia, and hit the trail for home. This, part
ly because the coming home just now is easier than it will
be later, and partly because the British have absorbed
so many Turks that those of the fighting land are get
ting scarce at home. One of the last acts of this gang was
the razing of the great oil fields at Baku and the with
drawal will mean the speedy re-occupancy of this section
by the British.
Turkey has notified the kaiser that she intends to
make a peace proposal to the allies in the very near fu
ture. The kaiser's answer is that he intends to take pos
session of Bulgaria with his armies and punish her for her
defection. This is much like that giving away of several
sections of the United States to Mexico and Japan, both be
ing much more easily accomplished on paper than in fact.
The kaiser will have use for all his extra soldiers on the
western front long before he could send them to Bulgaria.
In fact he can find use for all of them he can assemble
The government yesterday requisitioned all the out
put of the 18 factories of New York and Brooklyn to in
sure the filling of the orders for the 6(58,000 physicians
thermometers. Prices for these had been kept at an ex
tremely high figure by an agreement between the glass
Mowers and the manufacturers and the government just
took possession and will fix the prices at what it thinks
they should be.
Four of the leading fish dealers of Portland have con
solidated, and will do business under one roof. One reason
given for this move is that "the overhead charges will be
greatly reduced and the fish can be sold at a lower price."
This listens real good, but it remains to be seen if the re
sults benr out the statement.
The once lowly stein can now swell up and feel proud.
Beer is being sold' in Pittsburgh at ten cents the glass, or
double its old price. Notwithstanding this there are some
folks in Oregon who would gladly put up the ten cents
just to sample the old beverage once more. .
It used to require four years to graduate from West
Point but now the course is cut to one year, and under
this rule a thousand officers can be turned out each year.
Perhaps by the time the first class under the new order
is graduated there will be no need for officers. However
it is a great training and will help supply the after the war
demand tor military teachers in the colleges and schools
of the country.
Governor Manning, of South Carolina, is no doubt the
champion war governor of the country. He has six sons
in active service, ranging in rank from major down to
private and expresses only regret that his age prevents
him irom entering army service himself. .
Woman suffrage is now back where it started, so far
as congress is concerned, for the bill submitting the con
stitutional amendments to the states can now be taken up
at any time the senate sees fit to permit it.
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I Rippling Rhymes
by Walt Mason
President Wilson is evidently the greatest diplomat
in the world when he is able to please even Carrie Chap
For years I'd loafed around the town, without a thing
to do, and held the step and railings down, and begged a
smoke or chew. With other gossips I was wont to argue
by the day, and always liked that sort of stunt, although it
didn't pay. But Crowder thundered, "Work or fight," and
meant just what he said; and now I stagger home at night,
an dworn out go to bed. Each day I face a grievous task
that makes my backbone ache; what greater sacrifice. I
ask, could any mortal make? They miss me at the check
er games and on the bleachers cold, where all the idlers
draped their frames in happy days of old. They miss me
where they're playing pool, they miss me where thev bowl ;
for I am toiling like a mule, with sorrow in my soul. They
miss me at the corner store when all the gaffers meet,
to thrash old topics o'er and o'er, as grangers thrash
their wheat. They miss me at the village kirk when oyster
feasts are held; for I arose and went to work when Crow
der up and yelled. I wonder when the war is done if people
will forget how I have labored in the sun and left a trail
of. sweat? Will pretty maids put leaves of oak on my
heroic dome, or will I seem a foolish joke when soldier
bovs come home?
By JANE PHELPS
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
are receiving subscriptions now
Brian had gone out immediately lio
had told Until lie had taken Mollio
King to dinner. 11 certainly had noth-
to hide or ho would not bavv, told
jof having boon with Mollio. 80 Kuth
thought. But while his frankness hud
Iniado her much happier, she wondered
,hov many times Mollie had been with
him. In his sleep ho had said:
"To sjvud so many evenings with
an old married man like me. " 8he
would ask him, that very evening; but
ask it in such way he would not
think sho wa8 eiiher prying into his af
fairs or wns jealous of Mollie King.
"But I ami horribly jealousl " sh
said to herself. "Oh, Brian, I wish I
know what to do.1' Js'ot for a ndnuto
did Ruth consider giving up K-r posi
tion. It would be impossible, now, even
should she desire. Brian never eould
pay therent of the new appartment
and their food, with what ho alone earn '
cd, and have anything left for other
expenses. She could not go back into
the kitchen if he eould. . No, there m'nst
lo som0 way to adjust matters o that
they could be happy, so that her work
would not make Brian feel hurt and
angry, and so drive him to Mollia King
for comfort. And she must find that
When But), reached the shop Mr
Mandel greeted her rather effusively
for him. He spent the morning listen
ing to her report of the work she had
done, then, as they had not quite fin
ished their discussion, he proposed they
lunch together and do so over "their
"We will save time," he said, seving
refusal on Euth's face.
"Very well," she had then replied.
He was her employer, she had no right
to say she wouldn't talk business with
hiai when and where he chose.
They went to Dehnonieo'g because it
!was near. As h ordered a light but
idelivkus luncheon, Buth wondered it
Brian would caiv if he know. Should
she tell himt 8he decided that she
would. He had been frank about Mullio
King, a friend. Why shouldn't she bo
perfectly frank about lunching with her
employer, to save timv??
" l'ou look very serious, a penny for
your thoughts," Mr. Mandel said as
he finished giving the order.
"I have never been here befotv, save
with my aunt, and then we ate in tho
other room. I was thinking how lovely
and cool this room was."
"Yes, I prefer it t0 the main room,
which was just filling up with the regu
lar noon day habitues of the place. I
luncn here usually."
Buth imagined as muchfor so many
men cuner spoKo or Dowed to him as
thoy came into the room.
"I feel quite grand. It is quite a
change from the little lunch room where
I usually go."
" don't Bee why you shouldn't lunch
where you please when your" he stop
ped as if embarrassed.
"What were you going to say about
my husband?" Ruth asked calinly
although her heart wns pounding
"What has he been doing that would
warrant my bving 8o extravagant f " sh,
triod to speak lightly.
"I spoke without thinking, but I saw
him twice while you weto away. Once
at tho Vanderbilt, then at tho" Clare
mOnt. Surely if h0 can patronize those
places you can afford to lunch in agrev
Buth ached to ask if Brian wero ulone
but restrained herself. She would f iud
out someway. She could not know that
Arthur Mandel had watched them sq
closely that he had svmsed Mollio 's at
titude of making Brian happy, and had
put his own construction upon it.
"Ho Was very lonely when I was a
way. My husband is a Bociablo hotj f
man, and I sometimes- think that I
should never have taken a positiaj thot
requires me to leave him. Hu really
cannot enduro to eat his meals alono. "
LIBERTY BONDS AND-
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
The two go hand in hand-for with Coupon
Bondsone has just so much "cash collater
al" and protection should be had by all means.
Our safe Deposit Boxes here at the United
States National Bank afford you the safety
desired as well as convenience in handling
Don't sell your Liberty Bonds
Lay by enough cash in an ac
count to care for your needs.
;- 1 Salem Oregon
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Kuth smiled disarmingly into Mr. Man
del 'g eyes. "I will not let him see tliaf
I distrust Brian," was her thought.
"X0 man likes to "eat hi-. when he
caii have a charming woman sit oppo
site him," ho returned enigmatically,
but with a nod in her direction that left
Buth puzzled as to his meaning. Had
he referred to her, or had he meant that
Brian had a "charming woman" with
Before she could frame an answer Mr.
Mandel had plunged into the unfinishod,
business talk, and during the remainder
of the meal one listening would have
heard only terms used by decorators
As usual, Ruth forgot everything but
hvr interest in tho business, "her pro
fession" as she loved to think of it.
8ho described minutely all the feature!
in tho houso which might be kept, and
so reduce the expense to the owner; and
she also gave him an outlino of what
wag noctfed to make the old house thor
oughly modem as the ownor had stip
ulated yet artistic.
"Tour idwts are good. We will fol
low them," Mandel had said rather
shortly as ho paid tho check. I will
not return with you, I havo an errand
to do," he also told her, accompanying
her, however, to the door.
Buth was g'ad of the reprieve. Bhra
wanted to think. Sho had only a very
short walk to shop; then it would be
business again till closing. She wanted
to think about Brian. How could he
afford to go to such expensive placcsl
And had Mr. Mandel meant that Ire had
"a charming woman" sitting opposite
(Tomorrow Mr. Mandel 's knowledgo of
Brian puzzle, Buth).
The Journal classified ade are
great favorites with people who
do things Try one. -
How Much Would the
Tax Your Business?
Think this thought twice over: "If we should
fail to win this war what would happen to my business?"
What is left of business in the invaded districts
of France and Belgium? What will be left of business here,
if we fail to crush the sinister power of Prussian militar
ism? How much would you 'have left after paying the
taxes and levies imposed by a victorious Germany?
Defend Yourself With
This is not only a war for Democracy and Liberty,
but a war of self-defense. Germany menaces our rights, our
self-respect, our homes, and our means of livelihood.
Every citizen every by siness man has weapons
of defense ready to his hand. These weapons are Liberty
Bonds. We cannot all fight with guns and bayonets but we
can all fight with Liberty Bonds.
Buy to Your Utmost
Of course you have bought Liberty Bonds. Every.
one has. But how many more will you buy? The success
of the Fourth Loan and of the war itself depends on your
answer to that question.
Buy all the bonds you can. Go to your bank and
make your arrangements. Buy more than you ever thought
you could buy. s
Buy to Your Utmost
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