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    Editorial Page of The Capital Journal
November 9, 191S
Editor and Publisher
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
Address All Communications To
Gibe Dailn $wkl Journal
130 S. Commercial St.
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to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this is the only way
we can determine whether or not the carriers a.ro following instructions. Phone
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carrier has missed you.
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by tho
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
The Medf ord Mail Tribune is right in its contention
that all interests and factions opposed to the government
vote against the administration in times like these. For
instance, we do not have to go outside of Oregon to find
precincts of pro-German tendency voting solidly repub
lican, now, just as they did for Hughes for president two
years ago. This is not because they love the republican
party, but because the democrats are in control and thus
represent the government. If the republicans were in
power all these malcontents and elements of discontent
would vote democratic. The Mail Tribune sizes up the
situation pretty well when it says of the failure of the
country to respond to the president's appeal and elect a
congress of his own party will not materially cnange me
course of events. Nearly all of the republicans made,
campaigns upon pledges to support the presidents By
the time the new congress comes into power, the war will
have been over and "peace established. Even should the
reactionaries try to organize an opposition to block the
president's policies, they will not succeed, for the major
ity of republicans place patriotism ahead of party. No
one for a moment questions their absolute sincerity in
$his respect. This talk about a patriotic issue in the cam
paign was political camouflage. The democrats only
had the best of the argument in that the rejection of his
party candidates might be regarded abroad as a repudia
tion of the president's war policies.
One of the determining features of the election was
the German vote, which except in New York and Mil
waukee, where it supportedprojGerman socialists pledged
to peace at any price, voted solidly for the republican
ticket. This was the case in every section where there is
a conosiderable German vote. It accounts for republican
success in Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska and other states.
It accounts for the re-election of Norris, who has opposed
every war measure. .
Political revolutions, however, are not undesirable
things in this country. We believe the republican party
stayed too long in power after the civil war and follow
ing the Spanish-American conflict. It might.be a good
thing to have a republican national administration two
years hence. These changes weaken political machines
and foster independent voting. Long-continued power
by one party is dangerous even in a republic.
The election, with its mudslinging and abuse, cannot
however minimize the president's great part in the war
the contribution of moral leadership, which has played
as important a role as the military and naval exertions of
the allies. It has been hailed with delight by our allies,
has created a unity of purpose that made them irrisistible
and has destroyed the power of the enemy by aiding ma
terially in demoralizing morale and in unhorsing autoc
racy. ; President Wilson has committed America and the al
lies to principles of justice and our ability to stand success
will be proven by our adherence to these principles at the
peace conference It is for this reason that the president
must be supported, and probably will be supported by the
new congress despite continued opposition by the reac
tionary politicians and beneficiaries of privilege.
ard moved in diplomatic and the higher social circles be
cause of the position he held. He saw the German people
from the. same viewpoint that the- ruling class regarded
them. m .
A splendid series of articles was written for the Sat-
urday Evening Post, by Mr. Roth, who was of German
extraction himself, and who had been stationed for years
in an important manufacturing city of Germany repre
senting the United States. He left that country with
Gerard when we entered the war, and his articles were
published about the time that Gerard gave the world the
story of his experiences as ambassador at Berlin.
This man Roth knew all classes of the German people,
mixed with them and they talked freely to him. His ar
ticles impressed the reader with the fact that he was well
posted on the subject he was .treating. . ' '
The writer contended that revolt was sure to come
to Germany; that the people at home were talking it even
at that early date and that women spread the propaganda
to the soldiers home on furloughs. The longer the revolt
was delayed the worse it would be from all standpoints,
he declared, and predicted that the Russian revolution
might seem a tame alfair compared to what was due to
happen in the kaiser s empire.
This prediction seems to be coming true. Germany is
aflame in all quarters and only a speedy peace may fore
stall chaos and anarchy.
It is likely that some oi the wiser German rulers
foresaw the impending danger when they began their ef
forts to end the war. It would not be surprising, however,
it action came too late.
By Edmund Vance Cooke.
It isn't alone that I give my boy,
Him I. have builded from sorrow and
joy, '
My boy who has Just turned man,
But I send away what he was each day,
Since ever his life began.
The boy who yesterday, stooping above,
Caressed my lips with a newer love,
And although my eyes were dim,
I knew that his heart had found its
And I blest that love for him.
I am giving the youth who tossed his
By Walt Mason
The lid is off in Germany.
The bolshevik movement started by German militar
ists to wreck the Russian empire, spread next to Austria
Hungary and now bids fair to sweep over Germany itself.
It will be remembered that Ambassador Gerard in his
articles on Germany and the German people, contended
that the kaiser's subjects would never revolt. Mr. Ger-
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
are receiving subscriptions'now
for the
There is sound sense in the statement that is being
widely printed in a series of industrial and patriotic ad
vertisements. "Things look good over on the west front. The Hun
is falling back, snarling and killing as he goes but he is
tailing back. I his is splendid news. But let's not fool
"It's a long way yet to Unter den Linden. The way
will be spotted with the bodies of brave young' Americans
wet with the blood of those we love best.
"They know the price that will still have to be paid.
We must go with them in prayer, in spirit, in material aid.
"Pray to the just God of Battles who never yet has
forsaken righteousness in arms but work as you pray,
give as you pray and sacrifice as you pray. For the mo
ment the tide of battle sets toward us, so work hard to
keep it from ebbing.
"Victory is not yet certain. Work steadily to clinch
it. Victory will come onl ywith doing and giving. And
God help America if we falter!
We may not have to go to Berlinit doesn't look that
way now unless it is to hold the city and keep order
while permanent peace is beirig arranged.,
But it is the American way to finish a job and keep
at it until it is thoroughly finished.
That means that we should contribute to the United
War Work activities and the Red Cross, and buy bonds
and thrift stamps, as long as the government says these
things are necessary. In course of time the word will
come from official sources that the war is really over and
that we may return to our accustomed habits of times of
peace and national security.
In the meantime the civilian in any capacity has no
more right to loaf on the job than the soldier.
The noise and enthusiasm of the celebration in Salem,
and throughout the country, broke all records. This is
not 'a demonstrative community. It is quiet and conser
vative. But the lid was off Thursday night as never be
fore in its history. It indicated the strain under which
the country has been- laboring as the demands of war
have grown with its progress. Millions of homes have
members in the service, some have made the supreme sac
rifice and capacious hospitals are filled with the sick
and wounded. While we have but a touch of war compar
ed to the European countries, it has made a marked im
pression upon every community, and the restriction of
personal rights, so unusual in the country, has been felt
by all classes. The influenza epidemic, too, followiong in
the wake of war, has filled the nation with death and sor
row. So when the tension was released by the magic word
"peace", the nation was beside itself with joy, a feeling
of relief and new found freedom that was indescribable.
And even if the news was a little premature the celebra
tion brought a better feeling and stronger faith in the
future that have caused most people to overlook the fact
that it was all a mistake.
The various war boards expect to keep right on after
the armistice is signed, but their tenure of control will
probably be short. American people will relax the mo
ment they feel the emergency is passed and food conser
vation, defense leagues and all such organizations will
find the public paying much attention to them.
The envoys may not have anything, to surrender if
they wait until Monday. The allies are pushing forward,
Maubeuge has fallen, and the fires of revolt are menacing
Hindenburg s army from the rear.
The war lord had his little day, he flashed his gleam
ing saber; "he is," the nations used to say, "a most impos
ing neighbor. He's talked of wounds and death and scars,
until our heart-strings tingled; he certainly looks much
like Mars, with Vulcan intermingled. He poses as the an
cient Hun, Attila, bold and haughty; of course he means
it all in fun--he's merely rather dotty." In times of peace
the nations grinned at Wilhelm and his posing; his war
in' the face of the worid, who flouted lord stuff was so much wind, no solemn threat disclosing.
itflat - And while the nations erinned and smirked, and thought
themselves in clover, the kaiser and his cohorts worked
p tput hetir war graft over. They put it over good and
strong, they caught the nations napping; as cenutries,
the years seem long, since Bill began the scrapping. It'a
easy now for us to say, We've learned our lesson fully,
and ne'er again can royal jay spring stuff so wild and
wooly." Alas, but we forget so soon, as graveward we
go roaming! Is any corn that hurts at noon remembered
in the gloaming? We'll have long years of peace again
we're at that era's portal; if any war lord's strutting then,
will we just wink and chortle -
The United War Activities drive may be one of the
last of its character during the war and deserves sup
port. The soldiers will need their ministrations for some
months to come. The Red Cross, too, will probably re
quire additional funds to complete their work.
As he bared his arm, untried.
To win a place in .the world's lard
With a laugh for the game beside.
I am giving the lad who never eould
Be half so bad as I thought him good,
And if over his heart was sore,
If ho rambled wild, he was nim mf
And I only lovod him moro.
I ain giving the boy who went to school
And if ever he irked at the rigid rule,
Or his lessons Went amiss,
'Twas a very small chap snuggled into
my lap
For the .comfort of a mother's kiss.
I am giving mv boy who went to play
And who hurtled back any hour of the
Like a wild wolf scenting wool,
And I Bat by his side, with a motherly
' prido
And filled his hallowncss full!
I am giving the child of my every
Who sweetened my sleep, who savored
.my food,
Who brightened the morning light.
And I fretted away such hours of the
day "
As he lingered out of my sight.
I am giving the boy in his trousered
When first his little legs tucked inside
That garment of youthful joy,
And I laughed to bco his ticklesome
To become a two-legged boy!
am giving my child in his pinafores
As he rambled and rummaged tho whole
In silent mischief planned,
Or clung to my skirt to kiss the hurt,
Of his little pink tender hand.
I am giving him sick, I am giving him
Through sweets of heaven and fears oi
And along with all the rest,
The new warm head, as I lay abed
And it nestlod against my breast.
Men give but a man for the Kaiser's
But a mother gives ten thousand times.
The boy whom she sends away,
For tender and small or sturdy and tall,
He is born to her every day.
The Wife!
One of the surest signs that the war is over is the ef-.
fort Mexico is making to get back on the front page of
the newspapers. A new revolution is said to be smolder-'
ing there.
est idoa of nagging him, or of lotting zone by Ealph Faine.
him know that sho was awaie of the WoifnrA nt Tna0 . fn
time he came in. But if he were going I ,. ... ., , ' ,. .
to take this tone with her she would I""" ul lue OI preparation an.
toll him nothing. Her lip quivered , warfare, by PauJ Azan.
when she remembered how she had
striven not to find fault even when
sho knew she had cause. '
It had been twolve o'clock when ho
camo in, yet he had resented her simple
question in such a manner as to freeze
the confidence on her lips. What had
ho been doing, where had he been, that
he was so quick to blamo her, so im
patiantf Khe said nothing more, but dressed,
and while at breakfast tried to appear
as usual although "her thoughts never
left tho question of his whereabouts
until twolve o'clock the night before.
Sho knew he never remained in his of
fice after six, also that no school kept
open till midnight. After his lesson ho
"The Cross at tho Front." descrip
tive of the religious spirit among the .
soldiers, by Thomas Tiplady.
"Out There," the work of the Y. M.
C. A. at the front, by Charles White
"Tho Future of Disabled Soldiers,"
by C. W. Hutt.
"Lost Fruits of Waterloo," an argu
ment for a durable federation of peace
by John Spencer Bassett.
. "A Traveller in War Time," pie-'
tures of travel in France and in Eng
land in 1917, by the novelist, Winstoa
"Everyday Foods in War Time."
help for tho housewife in the economi-
had gone somewhere; and it was a place' c,al ana Patriotic use of foods, by Mary
about which he did not want her to'owanz
question him. "Food in War Time," a handy vol-
Brmn seemed to forget that he had,unle in aiot calories, and coats of tool
replied impation tly to Buth, and in prepared by trraham Lusk,
I.:- 1 1 a-ii; -J! "Home TTln in Mucin
About the only grievance we have against the repub
lican party for the way they voted in the recent elections dinner with "her employe
is that they re-elected Fall of New Mexico to the senate.
Brian tip toed into the room, and a
very audiblo sigh of relief escapod him
as he saw Buth asleep a8 he supposed.
Uo had not meant to be so late; he had
meant to come directly home when his
lesson was finished, about half past
eight. But some of the old crowd had
dropped into Mollie's little studio, and
they had sat smoking and talking until
Keally, ho felt terribly conscience
stricken. If only he could get to bed
without waking Buth, perhaps he could
say ho didn't know the time he got in
if she asked him in the morning. Ho
was ashamed to think he had been so
"Slie s a dear girl! ' he whispered
to himself as ho quietly placed one shoe
on the floor, then the other, instecd of
kicking them off with the racket no
usually mMie. "I ought to be ashamed.
I am!" he added with a rather sheop
ish grin, as he crawled into bed, stay
ing on the very edge so fearful was he
of waking her.
There they both lay wide awake,
each trying to conviuce the other they
were asleep, and each guiltily awaNe.
Fortunately neither was awaro of the
ludicrous situation; and when finally,
they slept it wax in blissful ignorance
that either had lain awake.
"What time did you got in, Brian t"
Ruth asked in the morning. '
"I didn't look at the clock," he
said. "You were fast asleep, so I crawl
ed in without disturbing you."
"lou must have been later than vou
expected to be. Yon recall you prom"
ist'd to be home by nine, or a little af-
t er,if you ilum t come-home to dinner.
I didn't ge to bed until after nine, aud
Oh, don't nag a fellow just because'
he couldn't get homo on the raiuuto!
I had to wait for a- car," he interrupted.
Buth had been about to sv that she
had been very tired, and had had a big
r aud it had
his usual egotistical way was tolling of
a now client ho had secured, whom he
thought was going to be a" good one,"
as ho expressed it, because he was sup
posedly wealthy.
"That '8 fine I" Buth replied, encour
Home Help in Music Studv." 1t
Harrictte Moore.
"Dramatization of Bible Stories,"
discussed by Elizabeth Miller.
"A Course for Beginners in .Relig
ious Education" suited to five-vcar nidi
ueimr him as was hnr. habit. Ri.v hud Alnry Bankin.
Brian not been s0 wrapped up in him , 'Tho Unseen Tost and Other Plays, n
self as t0 not notice the shade iu her by Pcrcival Wilde,
voice, ho would havo seen that the en 'The Door of Dreams," pocmg by
com-ugement waa not so hearty, nor s0 Jcssle Kittenhouse.
spontaneous as usual. "The Melody of Earth," a book oi
"Yes, I hope through him to meet nature poems collected by Mrs. Bick.
others like him," the reply was rather! . ihe Beal Man," a novel by Fran-
pomnously eiven. and Buth" smiled in i cls. Lynde.
a sad sort of way at what she had al- ,Pere Mable Love letters
ways considered his boyishness; - but rooKK, dv itreeter.
which sue occasionally feared he would L Cneful by Bequost," by Edna
not overcome only occasionally, howjCl'')e
01 S
"Don't mind about the money, dear,
just lit first. Try to do what the givo
you to do botter than any 6n3 else
could do it. We can live easily with
what we both earn" (a8 alwavs ko
had put him on an equal plane as le
garded earning capacity) and it will
give you all the time you need to do
good work. Tako pains with what ha
gives you to do. Don't hurry it,"-she
knew that he was apt to rush a piece ef
work if he cither needed or thought he
needed the money,
"I guess I know how to manage my
own business," Brian retorted, yet not
unkindly. "I can work as fast as any
one and do it well too. You see, Buth,
you think that because you earn a few
dollars you know it all. After you
have been working longer you won't
think yourself so wise."
Brian had meant no slur, he had even
smiled as he spoke. But Buih was hurt
"Earn a few dollars," ho had said hi
his careless, patronizing way! She
earned twice what he did, yet he took
such a tone with her. Her business
amour propre was offended. . She sever
allowed herself to brag; even scarcely
entioned the fact, save (ynsualiy,
when she had accomplished a piece of
work for which the firm gave her un
stinted praise. She never even nad
hinted that she was "wise" and that
she "knew it all."
Tomorrow Mrs. Clayborne at last
decides to visit Kuth.
New Bocks Received
At Public Library
ui vuipiurrr auu 11 uau or active service with t
made her very sleepy. Sho had n faint-' destroy eta and their allie;
'The Fighting Fleets" five months
active service with tho American
Sequel to "Since Y'ou Have, Gone."
by request.
Since youi1 return .
The days again are glowing,
All nature is exalted,
Gleam gladness and content;
I, no longer look in vain,
The air is full of fragrance sweet
As- happy days go by.
No more dull and dreary;
Sublime hope fills the heart, ,
Gathers grace from all
That live and move.
All is light and cheery. J
Since your return
The clcuds show silver lines,
Balmy winds now fan the brow;
Kind affection brings lifo blessmg,
Make us content to watch and love. :
The morning star its mission 'tends,
It onward leads the rising sun.
We walk on hill and mountain side
And view the temples of our God.
Time swiftly flies when joy returns, ,
Honrs ra but minutes sun a flash- i
Till 'gain comes happy eventide, a
Since your return .
The summer eve is
Glorified by beautious scenes
Of setting sun; ,
The winter's risp and bracing air,
The snow flakes falling pure and whit
All combine, with glad acclaim
The coming home of one we love.
To the living voice the heart respond
'Tig music to the soul;
Deeply does our heart repoice
In your return our treasure trove.
' H. E. BELL.
v Trofessor Camillo Schneider, a Har
vard scientist, is under arrest at Boa-
I ton, charged with violation of the trai-
s in the war ing with the enemy act.