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CHARLES H. FISHER
Editor and Fublisher
November .14, 1918
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspapor in Salem whoso circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
LET US FACE
The war is over and the customary pursuits of peace,
business, social recreation, church and school work will
be as it was before the convulsions of war shook the world
and absorbed the attention of mankind everywhere.
Communities as well as individuals should begin to
prepare for the change which is coming, gradually we
hope; in order that reconstruction will not too much dis
organize our social and business affairs. .'
We in Salem should not lose time in turning back
to our commercial and business matters. We should take
i-v 4-Vi-t iif a vi 1- rP i 13 J n rr ttr
it yj unt w vi n, ui uuuuiiig aj unit uu uiivmg aa vukm
of the. city along commercial lines where we left off
when the demands of the nation engaged in foreign war,
called for our united efforts. The resources of the sur
t rounding country should be exploited and industries
' should be fostered. Interest in flax-growing and manu
facture should be revived and the great fruit industry
expanded to its utmost limits.
The commercial club must be built up to its old mem
bership and efficiency and its efforts directed toward the
betterment and up-building of the community.
Let us turn attention to securing the greatest bene
fits in all respects that long and uninterrupted peace may
bestow and make the Capital City of Oregon a prosperous
and desirable place in which to live, do business and rear
families in the surroundings that make for good citizen
ship and right living. .
The war is oyer!
THE LONGEST PEACE CONFERENCE.
. Anyone who is lucky enough or unlucky enough
to have a seat in the peace conference will have a job on
his hands. It will probably be the, longest session of this
kind in history.
It is a considerable task to settle the affairs of two
nations that have been fighting a comparatively small war
over a comparatively simple matter; as the Spanish-Am
erican and Russo-Japanese conferences attest. What may
we expect, then, when it conies to winding up the great
est and most complex of all wars?
Almost the whole map of Europe has to be re-arranged.
The affairs of nearly a score of belligerents have to
be adjusted and harmonized. The status of several new
nations has to be determined. International law has to
be largely re-written. Some sort of world-federation has
to be worked out. The question of military armament
must be decided. There will be baffling economic prob
lems to deal with. We might almost say that the affairs
of the whole world will have to be put in order.
1.1 win uc uie must imyuiuwmij tuuiiui m men tuai
ever assembled. It will have the most work to do, and
the hardest work. It will probably do well if it completes
a rough sketch of a settlement in a year.
The Capital Journal Carriers' Association has been
organized by the boys who deliver this paper every even
ing, this action having been taken on their own initiative.
Adlai Esteb is president and Wayne Allen, secretary.
They hold business and social meetings and one of their
principal objects is to improve the service to subscrib
ers, which is a worthy object. These boys own their own
routes, buy the paper, and collect from their subscrib
ers who are their own customers, even more than they
are the customers of the paper. Since the boys are in
business for themselves they are doing right when they
seek to improve methods and build up the business they
are engagen in along legitimate lines. The training is ex
cellent for these boys who will sometime engage in lar
ger businesses and they are entitled to encouragement.
The critical position of the German army is shown by
the difficulty with which they are moving back, even
though unopposed. The Yanks had cut all their railroad
lines but one and were nearing that. Hindenburg realized
when Foch pinned him up "against the old battle line In
France and Belgium and compelled him to stand and
fight that it was only a question of a few weeks until
the final disaster came.
Anyway, the crown prince is a "dead one" in the com
mon acceptance of the term.
nvxA o rliyo rn n re fViQ inf uracfc
Germany is hungry. So has Belgium, Poland, Ser
bia, Rumania and Montenegro been hungry for four years
and it was America that heard their cries and fed them
in spite of the protests of Germany. We will feed Ger
many, as we fed the others because common humanity
The Rainbow division that brought the first ireal
promise of hope and succor to the disheartened allies,
will return home by Christmas. And what a glorious
Christmas it will be throughout the states which furnish
ed these gallant champions of freedom and democracy.
"In these timesmy 'place is with the army"' the kais
er remarked just before he fell off the. earth. But ap
parently the army'had a different idea about it
Germany is in such a chaotic state that we could
credit any report emanating from Berlin except that the
brewing of beer had been discontinued.
Germs and Germany
troubles of the worldand
is passing rapidly.
The mail whn toils t.hp
at close of day; he is so sore in every thew, so weary, all
he hoses to do is just to hit the hay. He says to Ma and
Old Dog Shep, when he has reached his chair, "My work
has robbed me of my pep; I wouldn't take another step,
to be a millionaire. Just hand rnp hero tho dailv ehoor on
I may scan the news, and then to slumber deep and sweet
I'll drag my aching- swollen feet, now sticking to my
shoes." He reads a while and then he cries, "Great Scott,
Maria Jane ! The way we soak those Prussian guys ! The
fur of Kaiser Wilhelm flies! Hand me my hat and cane!
I'll have to go and see the boys, and talk the war news
o'er, and make a glad, triumphant noise; a batch of news
like this destroys that feeling tired and sore. I may be
home by 10 o'clock, I may be home by one; 'twill take a
quite a while to talk about the way our soldiers knock the
sawdust f rm the Hun." And then with blithe and
springy stride he chases down the street, to talk with
neighbors, far and wide, of how the tail goes with the hide
when Yank and German meet. The kind of news we've
had of late is better far than pills, to brace the worn and
weary skate and make him keep his smile on straight,
and banish all his ills.
Cone Home, Waller, And
Quit "Yer Keddia'
(Drum Drums, late republican primary
candidate, iu his LnGiando Observer.)
The Observer has ofton times pointed
out the dinners of an Eastern Oregon
man running for office in this, our
grent state of Oregon. Vet, even in tho
fili-o of our advice and our warning,
Walter M. Pierce took a whirl at tho
sjnuie und ran for governor.
It was a cinch iu our mind that Dr.
Withycombe would prance ground
Walter for a wh'lo and then strike that
"running walk," which is chnracteris
tiu of Willamette valley folk, distanc
ing our Walter when the fiuai vou s
That is about what happened, except
that a few impedimenta were thrown in
Walter's way, such as Sam Jackson's
disloyalty, and thi usual state central
commit too misttikiiii.
Walter also had a buudlo to carry
this time that, in the very natuie of
things, would dot" cut any candidate for
governor. That bundle was Oswald
West. ' He was mill-stone around
Thou came the epidemic over Oregon
just as Walter was nil tuned up and
ready to put on the "Bob stuff." Dr.
Bacon's state board of health would
not let Walter slice Z", much less let him
make one of his teivi producing, back
The troubles kept coining.
President Wilson, through bone
heuded political advisers, pulled his
"political proclamation" about the
time he found out ho could not make
speeches. That twisted the old Demo
cratic donkey's tail r it had never
becu before twisted, causing the old
beast to begin backing up hill.
All tho above mentioned things, and
moro, happened to Walter's campaign,
and it must be said that for a cam
paign with the muffler on, Walter did
But, Walter, come home. Learn to
be content playing with your play
mates east of the mouiitaius.
Haven't you, Walter, learned by this
time that all who live east of Howa
River are adopted children, Bud surely
as an adopted child you don't expect te
receive a clean napkin and the large
piece of cake Mother Oregon ' ery
ownest own Willamette valley children
You, Walter, are a child of the big
domain; you, like Boh Staufield and
others were horn to produce, to feed
the hungry, to increase the Oregon
wealth, to" pay, pay liberally into the
state treasury yes, vou chaps who
operate on a big scale such men as
seem to constitute the chief
the worst of the combination
Inner Vinnre truwiioli crnaa hnmo
yourself, Stunfield,' Plnylo, Lcdbettor,
Hunter, Miles Lee, Trowbridge and
Picas Brown you are destined lo re
ceive favorable mention iu 6?egon
newspapers, but don't any of you dare
to assunio that you should sorve this
state in a public wanner.
It cannot be. Big, brond, glorious
Eastern Oregon was destined to produce
sreep, cattle, wheat and lumber des
tined to produce men who make money
but, Walter, Eastern Oregon was
never intended to produce governors or
Cosjo home, Walter, eomo homo and
quit kidding yourself with this states
manship Btuff, for you live east oi the
WOMEN SUFFERERS MAY
Thousands upon thousands of women
havo kidney and bladder trouble and
never suspect it.
Women's complaints often prove to
be nothing else but kidnoy trouble, or
the result of kidney or bladder dis
ease. If the kidneys are not in a healthy
condition, they may cause the other or
gans to become diseased.
Pain in the back, headache, loss of
ambition, nervousness, are often times
symptoms of kidney trouble.
Don't delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a - physician's
prescription, obtained at any drug
store, may be just the remedy needed
to overcome such conditions.
Oct a medium or large size bottle
immediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to tost!
this great preparation send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer 4b Co. Binghamton, N.
V., for a sample bottle. When writing
be sure and mention the Salem Capital
HAS WILHELM ABDICATED?
Amsterdam, Not. 14, The
belief was expressed here to
day that the former kaiser has
ot really abdicated, but is
merely seeking refuge in Hol
land until a counter revolution
is started. In spite of this be
lief, it is pointed out that the .
abdication never was proclaim
ed, and that Wilhelm has never
. officially takes leave of the
JOURNAL WANT ADS PAY
TWO WAR BABIES
Physicians Report Eight Births
In Salem Foor Month Of
According to the law, physicians are
supposed to return to tho health offi
cer of the Salem district a record of
all births and these recordg must be
filed by the 10th of the month follow
ing that for which the record is made.
From these records now on file in
the office of Dr. O. B. Miles, there
were eight births in this district dur
ing the month of October and they
were 'equally divided between male
and femalo. '
They are as follows.
Oct. 2. To Mr.'and Mrs. John Andrew
Hess, a son. They live on Brooks ave.,
Salem. The father is a soldier at Camp
T - l .1 , i. , r
iicwis ana nence uc oaoy may Claim
tho distinction of being a war baby. ,
Oct. 8. To Mr. and Mrs. George Dis
brow, of 1625 Oak street, Salem, a
daughter was born. She has been named
Anna Marie. Mr. Disbrow is a laborer
and this i8 their first child. ',
Oct. 12. To Mr. and Mrs. Sterling
A. Mizc, who live three and one half
miles south of Salem, a daughter. She
has been named Erma Louiso. Mr. Ster
ling is a farmer and this is their fourth
Oct. 16. To Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Kennedy of Salem, a son, who has been
named Ralph Johnson. Mr. Kennedy is
a painter living in Salem and this is
their lirst child.
Oct. 22. To Mr. and Mrs. Elmc: &e-
mano, who live two miles south of Sa
lem, a son. He has been named Everett
K. Kemano. Mr. Kemano is a farmer
and this is their second child.
Oct. 23. To Mr. and Mrs. Karl Han-
ncninn of Silvcrton, a daughter. She has
been named Lois Jean. Mr. Hanncman
is a soldier and the baby will be among
those who will have the distinction ot
being a war baby. This is their first
Oct. 24. To Mr. and Mrs. Paul E.
Pratt of Salem, a daughter, She has
been named Dortha Mafion, Mr. Pratt
is a laborer and this is their second
child. . -
Oct. 28. To Mr. and Mrs. Herbert T.
Scott, of Salem, a daughter. She has
been named Lois Jean. Mr. Scott is an
accountant and this is their second
By Jane Phelps.
MBS. CLAYBOENE GEACIOUSLY
ACCEPTS ME. MANDEL'S INVI
Buth hovered over her aunt solici-
tiously as she removed her wraps; then
proudly led the way to tho dining room.
Mrs. Clayborne did not restrain an ex
clamation of pleased surprise and de
light as she saw the artistic room with
the hangings of stuff given Buth by
her employer; the dainty table appoint
ments, and all, came in for their share
Buth was in the "seventh heaven."
"Don't praise her : too much, Mrs.
Clayborne. You'll make her impossible
to livo with, if you do," Brian re
marked faeetiously, rather pleased at
tho way he liad been greeted by this
wealthy aunt of Ruth's.
Ho always 'had felt a- smoldering
sort of anger at Mrs. Clayborno, not
only because of her objection to him,
but because sho had done so little for
Ruth, who was the only relative she
had, and so, at least he figured it that
way, entitled to bo given a part of
what sho would ultimately have.
Had he known that when Ruth mar
ried hiin, had be known that, when
Mrs. Clayborne found ont he was not
earning enough to support Ruth with
out working, she hud ehnnged her will
which had left everything unreservedly
to Ruth, and had put tho money in trust
for Ruth for the length of time they
lived together, he might not have felt
so elated by her suavity. Mrs. Clay
borne had a fixed impression that Ruth
would not long be contented as the
wife of a poor man, so had arranged
her matters with that is view.
Tho dinner wag one of Rachel's mas
terpieces in the culinary line.
"I show ole misis dat we uns kin
ceok in New York!" she had said to
Ruth when told to get the very best
dinner she possibly eould.
"I see Rachel still knows, how to
cook," Mrs, Clayborne said, passing
her plato for an extra helping. I
"Indeed she doesl 1 think-she eooss
better every day.V Snth replied.
"I don't know now I ever lived
without her, the dear old sout Al
though we had a very good woman be
fore she came. Brian was afraid I
would be sorry I let Crawford go. He
thonght perhaps Rachel would , be
lonely here, all alone. But she hasn't
complained at all."
"She loves you very dearly, Ruth.
I hope yon will always tage care of her.
I should, had she 'remained on the
"Of course we will! you need never
worry about her as long as we have a
roof over our eads." Then blushed
The m Reliable
as she thought perhaps her aunt diight
I think the roof a dubious prospect for
I All the next day Ruth and her aunt
visited. They did not go out at all.
Ruth told of her work, her employer,
his kindness; and Mrs. Clayborne list
ened without remark. Then Buth told
of Brian.' His ambition to learn typing
so that he could save and be more, in
dependent at the same time, wa3' en
larged upon. His thoughtfulness. She
quoted his sending the flowers. The
day was all too short for their confi
dences. After dinner they went to the thea
ter. The scats were in the fifth row.
("Just tho right distance from' the
stage for aunt," Ruth thought compla
I Then, Sunday, they had another hap
py day. They attended church in the
morning; and in the afternoon went for
a walk. After dinner Mr. and Mrs.
Roberts came in to pay their respects
.to Mrs. Clayborne; and sho seemtd to
I approve of them, which delighted Buth.
I "A very refined, pleasant couple,"
'Mrs. Clayborne had remarked. Buth
: war about to tell her aunt that Clara
Roberts did all her own work so Ken
you could get along, but caught herself
in time. Why bring up a subject that
J would causo her aunt to say that she,
too, might have remained at home, and
so have helped Brian?
Monday Buth went to work in tho
morning, as planned. Her aunt had
(said nothing when she explained. In
tho afternoon they did some shopping.
Brian came- up for dinner, but excused
himself immediately afterward because
of his lesson. If Buth had hoped he
would remain at home for that one eve
ning, she did not let it be seen; and
when ho returned before ten o'clock
she reproached horsclf for ftavi,iB
Tho next 1iay her aunt promised to
meet Ruth near the shop. Ruth had
siiid nothing of Mr. Mandel'g invita
tion. If it camo about unexpectedly,
her aunt would be moro likely to ac
cept. Ruth joined her at the appointed
place, then, their errand accomplished,
"Will yon go to the shop with me,
Aunt Louisa! I should love to have
you seo the place."
"I'll go!" the answer was grim.
Ruth introduoed her to Arthur Mau
dey, who was most deferential. He
showed them over the Bhop, taking es
pecial pains to point out the most ex
pensive and exquisite objects as being
of Ruth's selection, He then proffered
his request that they lunch with him.
Mrs. Clayborne at once accepted most
"He's in love with Ruth! I'll put
nothing in the way of ther being to
gether. He's the sort of man sho
should have married, not an impocune
ous limn like Brian Hackett," she said
to herself as thev waited for a cab to
take them to Delmonico 's. "Pcrlaps 1
will stay longer than I intended to."
To Be Continued.
Salem, Nov. 10, 1918.
Editor of Daily Capital Journal; Am
wondering if your paper would publish
the views of a citizen and subscriber
on the status of the newspaper business
as it looks to the public today t Surely
after such a kind attitude on the part
of the papers in publishing articles
from the people, on other public issues,
they would consider a few of the" kind
est and sanest criticisms that might bo
offered to them.
'To me it seems that the recent need
less Bid abusive outburst of one press
association against another, for print
ing the so-called hoax, reveals a eertaia
condition in the newspaper business
that the public would like very much
to see removed.
The writer believes that a newspaper
is a real entity, that, it has a person
ality, lures, breathes and hag its exist
ence for no other purpose than to serve
the interests of mankind and the public
weal. With such an endowment, it is
permitted to come into our homes and
find its place on the table alongside of
other literature, and bring to as sot
only the world news, but other phases
of intelligence. They are a welcome
guest, most papers, and we would not
be without them one day in this age.
But in such a constitution as above
named, should there not be a soul to
guide, direct and discriminate between
that which is right and wrong f
We believe there is a soul within the
body. of most papers. That being the
case tho papers should be entirely safe
ito, put in the hands of the children.
1 Certain conditions existing in the life
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of 'some papers cause us to queatioa
whether they are headed toward the
ideal and whether they are to be trust
ed as mediums to help guide us to the
ideal iu all that pertains to life and
happiness. We believe that a right
ethical conception, balanced, and court
age to work it, would change the atti
tude of many pupers toward their fel
We believe in competition in all
lines. There is room for two papers in.
a town like Salem and even under it's
size. We believe that those paper
ought to operate and find thoir way in
to our homes in the same way .that any
other commodity of life comes. Not
in a continual boast of self, and dobaso
ment, or lack of appreciation of the
other's merit. This is selfish, or savor
ing of it. The world wants to be rid of
the big "I" and little "U" as soon as
possible. It seems to mo tho papers
could go on sorving the public, in the
most wholcsomo way possible, and lea
a lot of the judging of merit and de
merit to the public, if the public indeed
would speak up. But some things will
have to be eradicated from tho soul of
the papers. Such a8 that bane of politi
cal lii'o culled partisanism. The longer
the paporg make themselves believe
that their very life depends on their
pronounced allegiance to party ties and
partisanism, tho longer will the puh.lie
be bereft of that which will promote
love and good will. I do not believe i
partisanism, ethical partisanism, or the
kind that is modified by a soulful con
viction, that a man will be loyal to
party if tho party's hands are ck;.in.
No paper can holler, . "Vote 'er
straight" rightly, unless it has such it
conviction. That conviction can only
be shown by withholding support of
candidates wh0 are not morally, intel
lectually and mentally furnished. Par
tisanism promoted in its common ac
cepted way may promote a feeling of
satisfaction among pure partisans, but
only disgust in the mind of progres
sives in all parties.
A right ethical balanco would keep
one paper from promoting his own in
terests nt tho cost of the other fellow.
I notice in my business and in others,
that the tendency is not to call atten
tion t0 the Inferiority of the other f el
service and efficiency and a minimum
service and efficienty and a minimum
of "Me" mention. Who can but feel
disgust at the haggling, fussing, among
the Portland papers. It gives us what
the ps.ycliolo.gist calls a pleasure-pain
sensatipn, because on the one hand is
found quality news and intelligence, on
the other "Big 'I' little 'U'."
The persistence of one set of papers
in continuing their campaign for self
aggrandizement, in Portland, at the
expense of tho others, notwithstanding
that the government has vindicated
that pi-ess association, only shows how
deep rooted are these unwholesome
things in the soul and life of the papers.
There is a romedy. Let the papers,
these personal entities, subject them
selves to the same powers that affect
reform, that any other individual, or
associations have to submit to, and tha
ethical balance sought by the publie
will become tho permanent treasure of
tho papers. Long live the newspapers
most blessed boon to mankind, as a help
to eivic righteousness, I say, as a. secu
lar help, but let them observe that hey
have a charge to keep, and that it is a
sacred charge the practice of all laws
of life and ethic, that arc binding to
the individual. The public asks it,
prays for it; it is tired of the continual
making merchandise of morals, and
money out of demerit. Will the Brese
JOHN D. WOODFIX
If you want plenty "of thick, beanrj.
ful. SIOSSV. gilkv hnir An h .11
get rid of dandruff, for it will starn
i,a ruia it if you don't.
It doesn't do muek good to try U
brush or wash it out. The only mr
wiv a nar ; A n .1 1 - r .-
-j 1 ui uHiiuruir ig io Mr
solve it. then vmi dmv u
lo do this, get about four ounces of or-
iury uquia arvon, apply it at night
when retiring; use enough to moistea
the scalp and rub it in gently with the
By morning, most if not all, of yen
dandruff will be gone, and three or
tour more annliesKaiia ;n in.i
dissolve and entirely destroy every silt
s' sign and trace of it.
You will fint) fnn l.t
d. - ww, ,um Kll IttilUlg
digging of the scalp will stop, aad
.-.. uoir iu iook ana reel a Hundred
times better. You can get liquid arvoa
lv any urug store. It is expensive
ouu lour ounces is all you will need, n
matter how much dandruff you have.
This simple remedy never fads.