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October. 21, 1918
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GERMANS RACE FOR THE RHINE.
s The Germans are engaged in a great race at this
time, according to war military correspondents. Their
army commanders are trying to reach the German de
fense line with their forces as near intact as possible be
fore the panic-stricken civilians of the empire force the
kaiser to an unconditional surrender.
Everything seems to indicate the correctness of this
The German armies are being very skillfully handled,
"but every day men equal to perhaps two divisions are lost
in killed, wounded or prisoners. Foch hammers at the
retreating lines and aims blow after blow at vulnerable
points as the line weakens. Since the middle of July there
has been no rest for the German soldier; retreat short
ens the lines but always there are fewer soldiers to hold
the new position and the allied pursuit never halts.
Bulgaria has surrendered, Turkey may be forced into
submission at any time by the allies, and Austria-Hun-'
garyjs rapidly disintegrating. Threatened invasion from
the "iron gate of the Danube," now imminent, would com
plete the ruin of Emperor Karl's distracted nation.
. Germany is isolated. By next spring enemies will
be hammering at her defenses j?n both east and west
fronts. Suddenly her people have awakened from dreams
of conquest and world domination to realize that the
wreck of their country,, its homes and industries is close
at hand, unless peace comes to stay spoilation. That is
why the commanders race for home, where strong de
fenses may hold the allied armies for a time at least while
the leaders may play the politics of diplomacy in hope
of securing something better than unconditional surren
der. : -.. ;
, But the militarists will lose. Germany must soon
THE MAN AND HIS TOWN.
Any city or town is exactly what the people who live
in it make it. Cities do not grow upthey are built by
he enterprise and energy of their inhabitants. A town is
no better or worse in any respect than its average citizen.
The best thing in a town is its broadest-minded, most pro
gressive citizen; and the most damnable thing in a town
is the man who damns his own town.
Nearly every town has its home-detractor who thinks
it smart to call it a "jay? town. Of course, if a man's
town is not sporty enough for him he ought to move;
whether that would help him or not, it would the town. .
.It is not the sports or the sportiness that makes a town.
Most towns are made by the "jays" who attend strictly
to the Christian-like attitude of their military commanders
"Gay White Way," was a jay, and is yet. , Come to think
of it and examine the list, it will be seen that every man
in art, science, literature, production and commerce in
all America today either is or has been a iay.
It is a safe rule that the jay who runs his own busi
ness gets further along and is worth far more to any
town than the sport who tries to run other people s busi
ness. - - . ' ' .
A town is seldom the result of virgin natural con
ditions. At any rate it was man who saw the natural
advantages. Many a good town has been practically made
by one man. But he was a booster, not; a knocker.
The first process in the improvement of any town is
to convert or get rid of the people whq are knocking it.
' Sometimes when we think of what will happen after
the war our desire for peace weakens, materially. For
instance all the swivel-tongued political cranks will come
out of th"ir involuntary retirement and spring their
issues -on a helpless world. Even the tariff question may
be revived again. . ..; . , .. , "
refund money if it fails. 25c
Portland psfpers are telling of the meeting there of
the state military police, who are quartered at the best
hotels, at the taxpayers' expense. Some special instruc
tions, it seems, are to be issued to the governor's political
body-guard. Probably they Will be told by Joe Keller
how to put in the -time during the next two weeks most
effectively in rounding up votes for Withycombe, who,
so he says, is too busy to do any personal campaigning.
Naturally it is up to the "boys" who hold the good jobs
to see that the governor is elected. .
, Judge J. U. Campbell, of Oregon City, i sno doubt the
best equipped republican candidate for supreme judge in
the field. He has always been a lawyer, not a politician,
and his present position on the curcuit bench is the re
ward of industry and good legal ability. Judge Campbell
is a self-made man, who has the confidence of the peopl"
of his judicial district and is respected by the members of
the bar who practice before him. His election to the
place filled by the appointment of the governor's cam
paign manager, Conrad Olson, would place a man on the
bench who is especially well-fitted for the honor.
; The voters of Oregon will be acting wisely if they
swat most of the initiative bills on the ballot good and
hard. There are Jackson's delinquent tax and legal no
tice spite bills, the new normal school graft and some other
bills that ought to be lai dto rest for all time. In fact the
voter who marks a plain "no" on all the measures on the
ballot need not lose any sleep for fear he might have
made a mistake in regard to some particular measure.
When in doubt let well enough alone and vote "no", is a
The German nation is said to be turning against the
military leaders, not for starting the war, but because
they are about to lose it. If that is the true sentiment, we
ar inclined to sympathize more with the militarists than
the yellow rabble who would desert them in defeat.
The six billion loan went over the top in spite of Span
ash influenza and German peace rumros. . ,
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
are receiving subscriptions now
The Prussian junkers only recently declared they were
going to hold Belgium and northern France to trade on
when the peace conference opened. Since that time,
however, General Foch has given them to understand
that they will not have any. delegates at the peace confer
ence. . .;"'.:..,
The Prussian peace propaganda might call attention
to the Christian-like attitude of their military commander
who are allowing Marshal Foch to beat them unmerci
fully without striking back. , -p. a i ...
China is becoming a civilized government very rapid
ly. Her total loans floated during this year up to date
Next comes the hustle for the consolidated war ac
tivities drive. Life seems to have become just one drive
Hindenburg and Ludendorff
Xenophon's retreat record.
may have designs on
by Walt Mason i
. War critics write their daily screeds, reviewing all the
mighty deeds which change the nature of the map, o'er
there where all the armies scrap. The allied armies chase
the Teuts until the latter split their boots, make prisoners
of countless Huns, and capture 40,000 guns. "Let us be
ware," the critics say, "of getting too almighty gay. 'Tis
true we've made a killing now that, even Wilhelm must
allow but when arrives tomorrow's dawn, the ground
we've gained ma yall be gone. Expect the worst, that is
the plan that's followed by the prudent man." These critics
are the cautious boys; when I would make a joyful noice,
and shoot off fireworks, tons and tons, because we've
spoiled a lot of Huns," they say, "That is no way to act;
you ought to show more sense and tact. You ought to
shake your head and sigh, when optimists go whooping
by, and tell them how we'll have to tread the weary road
that lies ahead. Instead of which, you old fat clown, you
take your brush and paint the town. It is a time to .weep
and wail, and ride gay people on a rail. Just wait until
the news is bad, and then cavort around, my lad. Then you
may whoop and make things whiz, and fill yourself with
bottled fizz." " i ,
:: THE WIFE- ::;;
By JANE PHELPS
RUTH KOPES KENTON1 EOBEBTS
WILL INFLUENCE BRYAN FOR
SUA. ITER LXIII
Ruth laughed . Brian. Th idea
that she should imagine Baehel would
want to Jto back, when she had grieved
for her. Ruth. pver sin kIia was mar.
"Just wait, Brian Haekett, until
Kaehel cook, chirk and eorn fritters
fur you, and until you eaj soma of her
hut corn bread for breakfast! "YouH
be as glad to have hor almost as I
will. " Of course you won't love her as
"I should say not! Why should I love
a big. fat darky when I have you to
love!" - -
Kenyan Roberts and his wife had bc
eom, very friendly with. Buth and Bri
an. Ia ntauy ways it wa9 good for them
all, but eipeeialiy for Briaa. 3tfr. Rob
erta was very ambitious. He had de
termined to win success, if hard work
would do it. So he told Brian. - He was
always out very early ia the morning
and goldom left his office until after
"When I don't have any business to
atteud to J read up on law.Ii find a lot
of Blackstone of which I am ignorant.
And nowadays it is more necessary than
ever to keep one'g wi.js sharponed, at
least it seems that way to me."
- Buth was delighted when he talked
that way to Brian. Much as she loved
him, she kuew- his faults; and indolence
was one of .'hem. If his pride could be
awakened he. might overcome it. She
.did all ghe could, said all she dared to
say ho was sensitive to criticism o
she hoped .Jiioir friendship with the Bob
erts would help her in making Brian
see the necessity for exorcising hi3 pow
ers if he would suceeed.
"What's going to be, will be", was
one of his favorite quotations, or, "If
luck ig coining my way, it will come
anyway", was another, yet Brian was
naturally cleverer, possessed a keener
more analytical mind than did Kenyon
Roberts. Application was all ho
Mrs. Bobcrtg and Buth found many
things in which they were interested in
common, Often they spent Saturday
afternoon together at the museum or ia
some shops that earned goods inter
esting to them both; old tapestries,
jades, etc. Ruth nevor workod on Sat
urday afternoons. Not at any time of
year. When away, she usually suited
herself, but Mr. Mandel had told her
from the first .(hat she need not return
to the shop on Saturday. That after
her luncheon she was free. So, oiin,
tiara Roberts would meet her, they
would lunch together, then spent Jbe
afternoon at a matinee, or, as I have
sul, in visiting places which enter'
Buth had not soen Mollie King since
Vie nights' she had her and Claude
Beckly to dinner. Bria had been home
early, they had been very happy. Bachel
had arrivod, and Brian was ready tt
agree that she could "cook all around
Ruth had not been required to go
go out of town for some time. She was
glad, that it was so, as Brian was not
ap. to say s0 much about her work, In
fact, for dayg at a time, neither of
hcm mentioned t or her salary. :
Mr. Mandel watched Buth cloSely.' Be
saw hor happief, and was puzzled.
;4I wonder if that follow is waking
up and treating her as she should f " be
said to himself, vaguely hoping ,liut ho
wasn't. "Frotty late in the day' , ha
Thoy had been very busv at the shOD.
Large and important order kept them
worumg ,very hard, each at his or her
alloted task. But Arthur Mandel never
never was too busy to watch Kuth
Hackott, covertly, of course.
One day ho asked her to remain a
moment, n$ ilio passed him on her way
"You look tired,' 'he said, placing a
hair for her.
"1 am, a little." '
"You have done splendid wurk
lately. Splendid! Your salary will be
fifty dollars a week hereafter."
Oh, thank you!" it was so nic to
hava her salary raised without asking
for it. "There wore not many em
ployer, like Mr. Mandel," Buth thoucht
as she thanked him.
"You hav earned it."
BirJh knew she was worth fifty dol
lars a week, yet she could not but feel
grateful because Arthur Mandel also
had realized her worth. It was nice to
bo appreciated. " '
As sho walked slowly home, she re
tailed how Brinn sulked when she was
raised before. Would he do so againf
Hat. she better tell hiinf She decidod
tha it was best to tell hiiu at onee.
Slic knew his jealou, nature and if she
didn't toll hiin hoping to save his feel
ings and he found it out, he miuht feel
sho had something, to hide; some reason
for not wanting him to know. He
would never dream '.'hat it was to save
his feelings; to keep him from feeling
tnat 8ue earned more than sho did. That
nover would occur to him as a reason
jfor not telling him of her raise.
(To-morrow Ruth Ia Much Hannier
Xow That Rachel Is With Her.)
Only 30 Per Cert of Voters
Cast Vote At May Primaries
Those who have not registered at thol
city hall for the coming election will be J
obliged to brine alotiff twn nronertvi
holders to swear in their vote should
they decide to exercise thoir rights as a
citizen November 5th. At a o'clock
Saturday evening, tho registration booth
or tne city nail was closed.
Judmns from .io interest inhen in
the primary eloctiong last May, the av
orage citizen of Salem cares but little
who handles the city's affairs. With a
registration of 7, 061 for the city, a.'
the May primaries votes were cast by
only 2,1)77, although in many respects,
the primaries were just s important a
the last election.
In ward 1. wi.h 831 registered, at the
primaries only 242 voters took the
troublo to go to the city hall and ex
press a preference.
Ward 3. with its 1201 voter W in
affair, decided by 421 voters who
thought i.: worth while to hava a s&v
aa to tho city business.
Ward S manured to wt out .1(1 Tier
cent of its registered voters for the
primaries. The books show that .Ji
ward ia entitled to 523 votes, but at
oughs and Sneezes
As Dangerous as Poison Gas Shells
SPREAD OF SPANISH INFLUENZA.
IENACES OUR WAR PRODUCTION
U. S. Public Health Service Begins Nation-wide
Washington, D. C In order to limit
he sprend of Spanish Influenza and
keep It from making still further In
rouda on the nation's war production
,lhe C. S. Public Health Service under
authority of the resolution Just passed
by Congress appropriating $1,000,000
to combat the disease has Inaugurated
a nation-wide campaign of public
health educutlon In co-operation with
state and local health officers to teacb
the people of this country how to safe
guard their health, keep themselves
physically fit and so help maintain the
high- standard of war production at
tained within the last few months.
Secretary McAdoo, under whose , di
rection the work of the U. S. Public
Ilenlth Service is carried on, Is taking
an active Interest In the- health; cam
paign. Despite the tremendous de
mands on his time because of the
Fourth Liberty Lonn and the work of
the Kail road Administration, he has
personally asked the help of the ca
tion's newspapers in putting this im
portant educational work before tbe
In response to a request for definite
advice concerning Spanish Influenza,
Surgeon General Rupert Blue of the
D. S. Public Health Service has, au
thorized the following statement :
The disease now spreading over
this country is highly catching and
muy Invade your community and
attack you and your family unless
vuu are very careful. '
Influenza la a ' crowd disease. ,
Therefore keep out of crowds as
much as possible. ...
Influenza probably spreads most
ly by Inhaling some of (be tiny
droplets of germ-laden mucus
sprayed Into the air-when Ignorant
or careless persons sneeze or
cough without using a bandker
chief. Therefore cover up each
cough and sneeze.
Influenza la probably spread also
by the filthy habit of spitting on
sidewalks, street cars pnd oth
er public places. Therefore do
not spit on the floor or sidewalk.
Influenza is probably spread also
by the use of common drinking
cups and tbe use of "coromon
towels In public places. Therefore
shun the common drinking cup and
the roller towel In public places,
, If you feel sick and believe yon
have "Spanish" Influenza, go to
bed and send for tbe doctor, . This
Is Important. Don't get up too
soon, your heart feels as tired as
. your legs and needs rest.
In all health matters follow
your doctor's advice, and obey the
regulations of your local and state
MX that has been snlil above
about "Spanish" Influenza Is true
also of colds, bronchitis, pnen.
monla and tuberculosis. Do your
part to keep them away.
the priraarica they all stayed home with
the exception of 154.
Ward 4 had its affairs attended to at
tho primaries by less tha SO per cent
of its registration. With 1349 people
entitled to exercise the privilege of vot
ing, only 387 managed to get ;o the
city hall at th0 May primaries.
ward 0 was not greatly interested in
who hold office in tho city. It has a
registered vote of 1209 and out of .'his
number only 292 came to the polls.
Ward 6 could not muster 30 per cent
of its voters for the primaries. This
ward has registered 1085 of legal aee
but only 2S7 found their way' to .3ie city
hall last Mav.
Ward 7 with the excitement of having
somo pretty strong competition for ald
erman could muster only 294 voteg at
tho May primaries out of 833 who were
entitled to have something to say as to
wno siiouia represent the ward in the
Aa a means of preventing such dead
locks as sueh which occurred between
the county court of Lane county and
the Southern Pacific ompany when an
effort was made by Ac state highway
commission to get the two to enter into
a contract for the elimination oi the
grade crossing at Divide, on Ac Pacific'
highway, Secretary Klein of the com-;
mission has requested" the attorney een-!
oral to prepare, a Blandard form of con
tract ror the elimination of grade eros-!
That he'd be tack, so not to mind; '
The cause was just and God was kind,
And told me not ,o dare to cry,
And kissed us both along good-by,
And went out to the gate and then
Kissed both his hands and waved
My brother did.
We watched them all the livelong day,
The soldier boys that went away.
A-trnmpin' dow the dusty street,
All khaki-clad, from head to feet,
Their smilos so brave, their heads SO
A-marching by, a-inarching by. , .
And there were flags we had one, uo,
With just one single star of blue. 0
I waved mine hard and hollered loud.
He looked .he best in all thecrowd,
My brother did.
Our service star ain 't blue no more,
' The way it used to be before;
They 've put a gold one in its place.
Sometimes I think my mother's face
Is getting thin and that her eyes
Are tired like,and awful wise, ,.
Like she knows some-ihing she won't
To n0 one even me oh, well!
I ain't a goin' to worry none, s
Like ,hc has, since my brother's gone.
He said for us to never mind.
The cause was' just, and God was kind.
And ho 'U Ue comin ' back, I know,
Because, you sec, he told us so
My brother did.
MY BBOTHEB DIDT
By Gertrude BobinsOn
of Dallas, Oregon.
Tells How To Get Quick" Relief
from Head-Colds. ifs Splendid L
My Brother's gone away to war." .
I never thought him grave before;
He never used to quarrel much
Or scrap or play football or such.
But he came walking ia one day
And said in just my brother's way '
"Well, folks, I guess I'll go. You see
It looks like it was up to me
To sign up with the other boys."
And lefl without a bit of "noise,
My brother did.
My mother's go J a lot of grit,
She only cried a little bit
When he said that he must be gone,
And for ns not to worry none,
- j w viugm uwowbjm
.will open, the air passages of your heaJ
.will clear and you can breathe freely
o more, kawking,- snuffling, blowing!
eadache, dryness. No struggling fc
breathat night; yourcold orcatarrsj
uWill be gone.' "
.Get 'a small botile"of Ely's" Creani
Balm from your druggist now.' Apply
a little, of this fragrant, antiseptic
.sealing cream in your nostrils. It pei
etrates through every air passage of the
head, soothes, the inflamed or swolle
mucous membrane and relief comes in
stantly. It's just fine. . Dont stay stuffed-naV
with a cold or nasty cat&rrhr-BeLu4