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THE DAILt CAPITAL JOURNAL
la tba only oewspaper In Salem whose circulation la guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau of Clrculatlena
WOULD SUPPRESS PUBLICITY.
That one-time champion of the blue sky law, the
Portland Journal, published by C. S. Jackson, reputed
head of the single tax propaganda in Oregon, is now an
advocate of the suppresion of publicity in the transaction
of legal business. Jackson, or the tax lien speculators of
the state who are interested in the succtss of his scheme,
paid for the circulation of the initiative petitions which
placed two measures on the ballot to be voted upon next
month. One of these measures repeals the law for the
publication of the delinquent tax list, and the other fixes
the" price for legal advertising in all the counties of the
state, except Multnomah, where Jackson's own paper is
published The Oregon Voter sized these measures up
pretty well.in a recent editorial when it said:
'. ; "The essence of C. S. Jackson's tax publication bill
is that it does away with notice to the public of the names
of property-owners whose taxes are long past due. The
property-owner may postpone tax payment indefinitely
so far as any fear of publicity is concerned. Mr, Jackson's
measure puts an end to printing the delinquent tax list.
4 In one important way the measure is deceptive. It
sails under the camouflage of substituting a mailed notice
for the published notice. In effect, the bill proposes no
such substitute, for already each propertyowner whose
postoffice address is oh file with the tax collector is no
tified when his taxes aie due. The only substitution there
will be in effect under r the Jackson bill will be to send
another notice by mail to follow the ineffective first no
tice, instead: of publishing the list in the county paper
where the 'plib.litf may, read it and ascertain whd the de
linquents are. The Jackson bill in effect substitutes sup
pression for publicity. '.;.
. . "It is notorious that the bill originates in Mr. Jack
son's desire to punish the country press of the state by
depriving it of the little revenue that has come to it by
annual publication of the delinquent tax list. If the meas
ure is understood by the taxpayers' and the public, it will
be defeated on its merits. Were the motive behind it
generally understood, i would be buried by an over
whelming negative majority as a rebuke to the bullying
tactics employed by a wealthy newspaper publisher to
bend the' small country papers to his will or break them
punishment for their independence of his dictation."
The man who made the excuse to his wife that he
had to attend an important lodge meeting is playing in
hard luck. Old stuff such as the lodge and very important
meetings are in the discard as every woman knows that
no meetings of any kind are now being held. All lodges
in tne city Jiave announced postponements 01 meetings
until the state board of health declares that the danger
from the grippe has passed.
We notice that the republican party managers are
appealing for votes on the ground that they are loyally
supporting a democratic administration. Then why not
all be democrats and adjourn politics in earnest?
The probabilities are that the next peace proposal
which comes from Germany will be genuine. The kaiser
and his advisers must know by now that no quibbling will
be tolerated. '
The Belgians are returning home, but their emotions
are altogether different from those pf the Germans, who
are also going back home. '
I Rippling Rhymesl
by Walt Mason
HOW GERMANY MAY DEMOCRATIZE.
A good many persons are no doubt speculating how
Germany may democratize. This must be done as a pre
liminary to peace that has been made perfectly clear by
this time, even to the German people.
It has been suggested from Washington sources, and
based on at least semi-official opimon.that the result might
be obtained in the following manner:
Elimination or emasculation of military autocracy in
Germany the prime requisite of peace, according to Pre
sident Wilson means a radical amendment to the Ger
man constitution placing the war and peace making pow
ers in the hands of the people.
This amendment can be secured by legislative act by
a bill passed through the bundesrath, or federal council,
which is the upper jiouse of the German parliament and'
then through the reichstag which is now in session. '
The bundesratb is composed of Gl members, appoint
ed by the individual kingdoms, dutchies, tc, of the em
pire and the people have no voice in their selection. The
richatag, however, is supposed to be selected by popular
manhood suffrage and this body, which is growing in
democratic strength and boldness, can pass a constitution
al amendment provided 14 members of the bundesrath do
not vote against it.
Since the reichstag has been assuming a noteworthy
opposition to the military autocracy in recent weeks, it
is held likely it will soon begin a fight for the legislative
enactment necessary to rid Germany of kaiser powers and
clear the path for peace.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
r.rc receiving subscriptions now
A TA.TC IIRFfiTV
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"Confound that Foch!" sighs Ludendorff: "I wasa
giant till he came, and made me seem a sawed-off dwarf;
he's cooked my goose and spoiled my fame. I was a giant,
fair to see, a man colossal, brave and strong; the German
people look on me, as one who could do nothing wrdhg,
'While Ludendorff's on deck', they said, 'we cannot fail
of winning out, so we shall calmly go ahead, and do bur
chores, and eat our kraut.' I was invincible, men thought,
the Potsdam bunch, and all the rest, and even Kaiser
Wilhelm brought a wreath and pinned it on my vest. And
while the allies plugged away, each for himself, without a
chief, I had a jtriumph every day, and sidestepped many
kinds if grief. But niw that Foch is in, command, my
goat has wandered far from me; in vain are all the plans
I've planned,' in vain is all my strategy. My big campaign
is now a wreck, I've said to all my hopes good bye, today
Foch hits me in the neck, tomorrow he will black my eye.
He takes a thousand miles "of soil, ten thousand prisoners
he takes? he swats me on the sacred boil, and then my col
larbone he breaks. Six months ago, as you'll agree, I
bulked much larger than a prince; but since this Foch
mixed up with me, I feel much smaller than a quince."
By JANE PHELPS
HAPPY DAYS FOLLOW THE- DIN
NEB IN THE VILLAGE.
''You must tuke mo to some more of
thoso quaint rating places, Brian"
Buth said on the way homo. "They arc
very entertaining.' i
'I thought you wouldn't like them,
that thoy wouldn't be umart enough fur
"Oh, but Brian! You must let uio do
cido. Asy we when you want to go,
and if I don't are to go along I '11 tell
vou, hut givo we the chance to re
They both knew she had his lunch
eon with Mollie King, of the day before,
in mind; although it had not again been
"All right, Ruth. I like meeting the
people I know, like seeing them, talking
to them. I just thought you didn't care
Bo a sort of flag of truce was fixed
up. Neither mentioned anything dis
agreeable again Vet both wore thinking
of the name ling, both wondering, in
a way, how they were going to get
along without constant friction.
Kuth had no intention of giving up
her Hwiliou. Brian hud no intention of
spending his time alone. He would rut
out the lunches whon Ruth was at homo
that was only fair when she had been
so decent. But when she loft him, ho
would do as ho pleased and she had no
kick coming. This was the way his
'What's thist" he asked picking up
the rent receipt.
' I had to go by the office this noon,
and as I had the money, I ran in and
paid it. 1 thought it would gave an ex
tra trip," she answered as unconcern
edly as she could.
Brian made no remark.
'Your clients are so slow in paying
what ther owe you, I will pay the house
bills until you get your money in. What
little they do give you, wo need to
sport with. 1 expect it is so with all
professional men that they have hard
times collecting their bills. I know it is
with doctors," she was talking to gain
time, to take his wind fromher offer
to pay the bills, "Old IKwtor Graham
used to say that 'people expected
doctor to eat promises, aud so gave
them nothing else.' '
''People ro slow in paying profes
sional men," Brian responded, "Yet 1
haven't go much out,' he iTidcd hon
estly. That was one thiug Ruth loved in
Brian. His truthfulness- She had never
known lint to lie to her about the
slightest thing. He might keep still, not
tell her things, but, if she asked him,
she had the truth. It was a comfort,
too, especially since she had found
out about Mollie King.
Ruth waa very busy 'at the store the
next few days, very tire-d at night.
IBrian saw that she looked exhausted
and said nothing about going in the
evening, for which Ruth was grateful.
Kenyon Roberts and his wife came in
one evening to play cards, but aside
from that, they spent the time alono.
Brian had quite recovered his good na
ture, Ruth was careful not to mention
snything that might annoy him, aud
tney naa a T)uiet nappy week together,
Ruth had gone to bed night after
night with a lighter heart than she had
known for many days. She smiled in
to dark us she thought of Brian, his
boyish eulks, his irresponsibility. At
times she felt almost as if she might
be his mother. "I'd spank him, if I
woro," she -said to herself.. Her heart
yearned over him. She loved him with
every fibre of her being. She wanted to
make lain happy, to be happy herself
aud there were'so many things sho
had to consider.
Mo man could be more charming than
could Brian when he bestirred him
self; few inca mora interesting. He
had an unerring taste in the subject
to choose for conversation, fitting it
like a glove to his audience. Yet, with
this unusual asset, he could be jusf ex
actly the opposite when either too in
dolent, or too upset fceeauso of some
foolish happening, to make any effort.
Ruth, had come to realize this trait
and to try in every way to combat the
indolence or grouch that made hiui so
different from what he could be when
ho chose, 8he saw clearly that his
ability to charm, to interest, would be-j
a big factor in bis success professionally
if he did not so easily allow himself
to be switched off by his feeling. She
talked to him of this, not in a fault
finding way, but emphaiszing the eood
points while speaking "of the othrs
sunpiy as sometmng he ma unconscious
''Why, Brian," she said as they sat
in the little living room after dinner.
"I believe you could be ono of the
biggest lawyers la .New York if you
weren't so temperamental j or if you
would learo, to use only that pnrt of
your temperament that appeal so
trongly to people. When you first meet
people they are drtwn to you verv
quickly. But you are such boy! If
they don't do just as you think they
should, you show it so plainly. Yob
must leara ta hide it when you ar not
"I'll get there some day, and without
GET READY FOSl Tl IE RAIN
When the south winds come, the clouds prow
Wacker and the downpour starts you will wish
you had prepared for ram before you got your
feet wet and wet feet are very liable to develop
a cold so
Prepare for Rain.
Bay Your Rubbers Early
We have them, plenty of them, of all descriptions
can fit almost any kind of shoes.
We have the Men's extra heavy rolled edge rubbers at $1.65
The Men's plain edge storm at $1.25
The Ladies for High, Military or low heels on broad, medium, English or long
pointed toes, all sizes and widths at. t .85c to 95c
We also carry the footholds or as some call them rubbers without heels in
low cut, storm and a new cut that just comes up to the lacing, all sizes and slim
medium or full widths at .70c
Then we have boys', Youths', Misses' and Children's in all the standard lasts,
sizes and widths
We have plenty
in the High Sporting and low knee boots from
the high grade Patent Pressure Process to the
common ordinary boots. V
t One customer of last year told us "they are
the best boots I ever wore, I wore mine all last
winter, had new soles vulcanized on them once
and the uppers are still good." " .
Can you beat it? , .
Here are the prices.
Sporting Buddy (patent process) ...... ,.$8 00
Short Buddy (patent process) . $5.85
Sporting Duck Boot . . ................ . $5.95
Short Duck Boot ......... . . . , ........ ..'.$4.65
Boys' Short Duck Boot....... .$3.65
Women's Bright Black .$3.15
Misses Bright Black . . , ...... , $2.75
Child's Bright Black . . ; . ; . .... . , . i. ..... $1.95
All guaranteed for service.
Buy the Best at Lower
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Look, Mother! If Tongue Is
Coated Give uluornia
. Syrup Of Figs.1
Every mother realizes, after giving
her children "California Syrup of
Figs," that this is their ideal laxa
tive, because they love its pleasant
taste, and it thoroughly cleanses the
tender little stomach, liver and bowels
without griping. :
When cross, irritalblc, tfeverish or
breath is bad, stomach gour, look at tho
tongue, mothcrl If -coated, give a tea
spoonful of this harmless "fruit laxa
tive" and in a few hours all tho foul,
constipated waste, sour bile and undi
gested food passes out of the bowels,
and you have a well, iplayful child
again. When it's little system is full
of eold, throat sore, has stomach-ache,
diarrhoet, indgestion, colic remem
ber a good "inside cieansing" should
always 330 the first treatment given.
Millions of mothers keep ''Califor
nia Syrup of Figs," handy; they know
a teaspoonful today saves a sick child
tomorrow. Ask your druggist for bot
tle of "California Syrup of Figs,"
which has directions for babieSj child
ren of 11 ages and grown-ups printed
on the bottle. Beware of eounterfeits
sold here, go don 't be fooled. Get the
genuine, made by "California Fig Sy
rup company." '
playing the hypocrite too!"
'I don't want you to be hypocrit
ical, dear; I only want you to show
your best side. Keep the other under
cover. It will pv," '. . .
(TomiiTow -Arthur Alandcl Investi
gates F.rian's B.iiues O'fice)
JOURNAL WM ADS PAY
(Capital Journal Spocial Service.)
Silverton, Or., Oet. 16. Spanish ifh
fluenza is causing a quarantine to be
placed on all our neighboring towns.
Scotts Milis and Mt. Angel were ordered
to put a ban on all public meetings
yesterday. While we have no cases right
in town, one or two have been reported
in the. country near town so Silverton
is expecting orders to 'close up' at most
Miss Florencj. Cooley and mother of
Junction City visited at the Bev. Ben
nett's home this week end.
Mrs. Balph Lycom, who hag been vis
iting Miss Merene Digorness bag gone
to Portland to visit her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Nutting. Mrs. Lycom will be
better remembered here as Miss Evelyn
Nutting, who formerly lived at Silver
ton. " -
Mrs. George Steelhammcr has return
ed from a visit with relatives in Seattle
Mrs. Steelhammcr 's brother Harry Car
son, of the U. 8. Mines returned with
Miss Bess Cowden is home from Cor
vallis. Miss Cowden is a teacher in
the Corvallis high school. She will re
main home until the quarantine is lift
ed from that city.
Mis Anna Hobard and Miss Marjorie
Kiehea, both O. A. C. students arc tak
ing a furcett vacation on account of the
college being quarantined.
Miss Bosenquest of Salem visited
with Mr. and Mrs. Baymond Bristil on
Sunday. Miss Bosenquest was a Silver
ton teacher last year but at present is
teaching in Salem. j ' j
"Grandma" DeSart is visiting rela
tives in Washington. She plans to go
to Canada for a visit before her return
to Silverton. - ,
Bruce Evans the evangelist, gave the
kids a picnic at the city park last Sat
urday. About 230 children carrying ban
ners and flags ana ringing sow bells
marched through the streets en route
to the picnie grounds.
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Fruitland, Or., Oct. 16 School hag be
gan with the enrollment of 27.
Fred Gerig was home on furough from
Camp Lewis to attend the funeral of
his mother Mrs. Eosiai Gerig, a well'
known and respected resident of thia
Beal estate Irero is moving gomewhajt,
tho Zeigler place having been purchased
to Nicholas Stcmpel of Calif., and N. T.
Bowen's property by C. S. Kisling of
Harry Wood and Mrs. "Wood, former- -ly
Miss Esther are visiting the latter'
John Forrest of Bremerton, Wash., is
visiting in the family of M. J. Cernik.
Ho gtates Bremerton has a population ot
Jacob Kesling and Mrs. Kesling of
Nebraska, are visiting friends here
and in Polk county.
Notice is out for a special school
meeting. to be btU the 24th of ihto
month to elect a clerk to fill ont tha
unexpired term of the presont incum
bent who will remove from the district
Wm. N. Taft i3 spending gome good
money advertising a stykj of foolish
ness Bishop Hughes doe8 well to ignore.
We have escaped frost so far in thia
section. ; '
Clarence Boling lost a valuable
milk cow a few jays ago.
Pastures are showing green withia
the last few days.
Get Bid of That Sourness, Gag and
: " Indigestion
W'hen your stomach is out of order or
run down, your food doesn't digest. It
ferments in your stomach and form
gas which .causes sourness, heartburn,
foul breath, pain at pit of stomach-n
many other miserable symptoms.
Mi-o-na stomach tatblets will gi
joyful relief in five minutes; if take
regularly for two weeks they will tur'
your flabby, gour, tired out stomach
into a sweet, encreetic. nerfeet working?
wiS' - " -1 sn er.r
You can't be very strong and vigor
ous if yonr food only half digests. If our
appetite will go and nausea, dizziness,
btlousness. nervousness, sick headache
and constipation will follow.
Mi-o-na stomach tablets are, small
and easy to swallow and are guaranteed
to banish indigestion and any or all of
the above symptoms or money back.
For sale by Dan J. Fry and all leading
druggists. . :