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Editorial Page of The Capita
CHAKLES n. FliSHKR
Editor and 1'ubliglier
December S, 191S
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon, marketing board of the cotton states, for instance, which
- adjures its ionowers: noia your nerve ! Act as your
sons did in France ! Tell the pirates they shall not pass !"
The consuming public naturally inquires: "Who are
the pirates?" .
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carrier hns missed you.
The national Council of Defense is making a cam
paign for early Christmas shopping. When one realizes
the dangers incurred by being caught in one of those
eleventh-hour holiday buying crushes, it seems perfectly
within the. province of the council of defense to take the
matter up and besides there is no other excuse for the ex
istence of the aforesaid council. ,
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
' FINANCING FARMERS.
In 1917 our government organized twelve farm loan
banks, the oboject being to furnish farmers .with capital
. to equip and run their farms on a basis broad enough to
meet the need of increased production.
Heretofore, the farmer has been as a rule hampered
by the lack of ready money in sums large enough to free
'him from immediate financial worry and permit him to
. think of dollars as something to be spent instead of some
thing to be hoarded.
TVio farmpra thrnmrrtmit the countrv were Quick to
take advantage of these farm loan banks. The record of
production in the last year is eloquent testimony w uw
wisdom of every move made to aid the food producer in
his task of feeding millions. .
Reports covering the time since the banks were in
augurated show loans amounting to $137,378,000, with only
$86,000 in accounts outstanding and overdue. . The de
linquency oecurs almost without exception in the regions
Some of the banks report a surplus. Two are about
to begin payments on tne stccK suoscriDea Dy me govern
ment to finance the banks originally. There is every
prospect of great growth in this branch of banking busi
ness next year. .;." ,;;.':
r THE COTTON MONOPOLY.
Of course, Joe Keller is right, and all grand jurors
and investigators and everybody else wrong. The world
is evidently in a great conspiracy against Joe, but that
distinguished social welfare worker has no need to worry
so long as the governor stands pat. -
The former kaiser is making the usual tourist dis
covery that "It's a small world." Only, it isn't meeting
friends abroad that forces the truth on him. It's the sad
fact that, wherever he goes, he is sure to find enemies
reaching out eager hands to draw him back for punishment.
ure winning her io look upon what her
employer had said to her in a different
spirit from the 9ns she had bees in
while he talked. '
No, she would not tell Brian, she de
cided, on her way home.
THE MTLUONIAEE K. P.
Someone remarks that the results of the peace con
ference bid fari to be White and Blissful. The awfulness
of a war producing puns like that is indescribable.
The American Red Cross is making good again. , It
announces. that the pending membership campaign will
close its drive for funds on account of the war.
Disinterested citizens who have observed the course
of the cotton market throughout the war view with mix
ed emotions the attempt of cotton-growing states to force
the already high price of this year's crop still higher by
monopolistic methods. Eight governors have joined in
an appeal to producers of their states not to sell a pound
of cotton under 35 cents a pound.
A good deal of water has flowed under the bridge,
and a good deal of cotton through the gin, since the fall
of 1911. Still, quite a few million Americans outside the
cotton belt remember well enough the desperate appeal
of cotton-growers at that time to "buy a' bale" at 10
cents a pound. A great many people of those millions did
that very thing, too, from a sense of sympathy for an
These millions can hardly be expected to relish the
present attitude of the cotton belt. They naturally ask
whether cotton-growers have any better right than the
wheat growers to hold up the customer.
They are frankly puzzled by the fervor those southern
gentlemen put into their campaign. There is the advisory
By Walt Mason
Soon I shall hear the soldiers tell of mighty deeds
they've dene; how they have dared the shot and shell, and
how before them Prussians fell and I have bagged not
one ! I soon shnl) see the hero here, with port and front of
Mars, the man who knew no craven fear when prodded
with a lance or spearand I can show no scars ! The man
who sailed the vasty deep will tell strange tales to me;
and I shall feel so dad-blamed cheap I'm likely to break
down and weep I have not crossed the seal The airmen
soon will with us tread, their voices will resound; they'll
tell of triumphs overhead, and I'll be filled with grief and
dread I've never left the ground! Oh, weary days are
com'n? soon, for men too fat to fight; a melancholy lay
they'll croon rs they sit out beneath the moon and weep
through half the night. What if I bought a green thrift
stamp and did without cigars? The man from battlefield
and camp will cn me turn a scornful lamp, and show his
honored scars. Whnt if I lived on graham bread, and cut
out me end cake? The man who piled up ricks of dead,
and lost an arm, a leg or head, will say my boasts's a fake.
I've done my best; .Mas, alack, that it should be so small;
for when the boys have journeyed back I know I'll want
to hunt a crack, in which a gent may crawl.
Somebody has gone and invented a new automatic
egg-boiler. What's the use, with eggs at present prices?
What people want at this time is an autpmatic egg-layer.
The grand jury might also do the public a real service
by investigating the activities of the state military police
and the state council of defense.
The Berlin political situation is about as clear as the
Russian military situation. t , .
By Jaau Phelps.
BUTH LEARNS THAT MANDEL
' LOVES HER.
Ruth hold her breath. Oh, why bad
auih a thing happnedf Mr. Mundel had
been so gocd to her, and through her
Ho would lose this wealthy customer.
Perhaps, too, he would think it partly
her fault that this man had acted as
he had that she had In gome way en
couraged his advances.
With an unpleasant sneer on his faeo
the customer hud replied to Mandcl'g
threat to throw him out if ho did not
go at once:
'l"ou wish to keep everything for
yourself, 1 upposo. I must congratulate
you upon your taste," then .before
Mandel, who hud turned purple with
linger could reply, he turned and walk
ed swiftly out.
'(;omu in hero," Mandel shid' to
Jtuth, as ho opened tho door of his
private office. ' '
Jle pushed an easy chair .toward her,
and alio sunk wear.ly into it, her eyes
"I urn so sorry I "
''Please do not explain," Mandel in
terrupted. ' I saw and heard enough to
know that nu blanio could possibly at
tach U you-"
' But -I have lost you r. good cua
"Never mind that! I would not have
had thin happen for all the customers
in New loik. lout are more to mo,
Kuth than any customer moro than
anyone iu the world. You know that
FOR WEAK KIDNEYS
Have von ever stopped to reason
why it is that so many products that
are extensively advertised all at once
Imp out of sight and ure toon forgot-
tent The reason is plaiu the article
tnl not fulfil t "O promises of tho man
ufacturer, This applies moro particu
larly to a medicine. A medicinal prep
aration that has real curatha value al
most sells itself, as like an endless
chain system the remedy is recommend
ed by those who havo been beuofited,
to tlniso who are in need of it.
A prominent druggist soys "Take
for example Dr. Kilmer's fwanip-Koot,
n preparation 1 have sold for many
years ami never hesitate to recom
mend, for iu almost everv ense it shows
excellent results, a$ many of my cus
tomers- testify, ao otnerJcuncy remo-
ly mat i know or has so large a sale,'
According to sworn statements and
verified testimony of thousands who
have used the preparation, the success
of Dr. Kilmer's (Bwamp-Koot is due to
the fact that, so many people claim,
it fulfills almost every w'n in over
coming kidney, liver and bladder ail
ments, orrects urinary troubles and
neutralizes tho urio acid which causes
You may receive a sample bottle of
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I have not been able to hide it from
you. And whea.I aw that man offer
you insult, it was almost more than 1
could stand. You are not offended with
mo, too, areyoj. ttcaif" Ruth had
covered her face with her hands "A
good man's love never hurt any woman,
even though it cannot be returned."
His voico had trembled a little at
the last. He feared he had been pre
cipitate, even though he had waited so
long to tell her of his love. But he
was sure Brian cared nothing for Buth;
thot he was unfaithful, and that Buth
was unhappy. Her eyes which so pften
of late had shown tracoa of tears, signs
of which sho was unconscious, had ad
ded to his feeling that in time he would
win her for his own. .
''Oh please,'- she begged, lifting her
face to him, and letting him see the
pleading in her eyes.
''Forgive me," he was contrite in a
moment. "But you will understand
how upset I was when I saw your dis
tress anil you will forgive me. Here,
drink this, you are trembling like a
leaf.," anil opening a small celorett in
the corner, he gave her a glass of wine.
Ruth drained it eagerly. Desperately
did she long toi recover her poke, to
show this man that he, too, had iffend
ed her by speaking as he hud, and yet,
in a way, she was so grateful to him
that she was not really angry.
' 'I thiuk I will go if you think I
can be spared," she said haltingly. .
''Y'ou mean to leave me because
"Kuth, Miw. Hackctt, won't you ac
ept my apology, and let things be as
if I never had spoken f I promise I
shall not offend ngnin."
Ruth was of course unconscious of
thn mental reservation ho had made
that ho would say nothing more while
sho remained with Brian lie really be
lieved this a matter of a short time;
and he was a very patient man.
"I should love to stay if "
''You may trust mo. Now I am go
ing out to talk to Lamonto. Stay hcra
until you have fully recovered."
And without a backwaf d look Mandel
passed out, leaving Ruth sittiug alone.
''Oh, what shall I dot" she moaned.
Ruth had sensed tho desire, the love
in Mandel 's voice, and it had distress
ed her. Not entirely because she had
no right to listen, but because she hadi
hurt this man who had been so good
to her. Hurt him because he loved her. I
Her mind flew te Brian. What would
he think if ho knew of the morning's
happenings f He would surely cay she
hud been to blame, if for o other rea
son than because she had gone to- work
against his wishes. She must not ti'il
hiin. It would be the first thing she
ever had kept from- him, the first
secret between them.
For an hour Ruth remained quietly iu
Mandel's private office. The door open
ed and tho ofiee ioy came in with a
large tray which he placed upon the
desk before her; and then agaia she
was alone. She lifted the napkin and
a delicious luncheon, dainty and appo-1
tiaing, was revealed. Her eyes filled i
again at this mark of thoughtfulnesa,
and half an hour later when she thank
ed Mandol for it, ahe told him with ft
tremulous taught that she had ttatored
it witlrher tears beforo she could cat,'
and all becausa of his kindness.
Then she went back to her desk, But
all thai afternoou she carried thoughts -of
Mandel in her heart, kind thoughts
almost obliterating what the o-lier
man had said and done, and in a nieas-
Hero I am in the kitchen,
Peeling a bucket of spuds;
Wearing a dirty apron
To cover my blue sergo duds;
A hundred thousand in tho bank
"Society man," that's me,
But because I wag late at roll call
They gave me a week's K.. P.
Sitting horo in tho kitchen
With slop all over my jeans,
Picking rock3 and splinters
Out or a barrel of beans.
My thoughts have gone a wondering
Of what X used to be,
Before I missed the last post car .
And tbcy ga'o mo a week's K. P.
Many the nights I've squandered,
Doing the Bar Room stunt,
Gee I what a sissy I was,
What a hopelless, helpless runt,
But I was there with the girls, boys,
Thoy called me the Ladies' Man
What would they Bay if they saw me
Scrubbing a greasy pant
The mess sergeant is a slaver,
He gives a man no rost;
Tho first cook ig a villian
But I hate the second the best.
Yes, boys, I enlisted
To march away to the wars,
But they got me here in tho kitoheii
Doing tho company's chores.
A week policeing the kitchon,
Watching the biscuits brown,
Mo. who usod to order
Two thousand men around.
I wonder what those two thousand
If they could see me now,
Washing a. hundred dislies
Ready for six o'clock chow I
Three months ago in the grecn-houso
I held Anita's hand,
Told hor I had enlisted
To fight for my. nativo land.
Sho leaned her head on my shoulder
Said she'sd be proud of me
She'd be proud all right if she saw mo
Doing a week's K.' P.
Dumping the slop in the hog ean,
Scrubbing the kitchen floor,
Scraping the slimy muck pans,
Till my hands are bleeding and soro;
Fixing tho haBh for supper,
Putting ico in tho tea.
Archibald Porciville Knutt,
Society man, that's me.
ONE OF THEM.
IT ISN'T YOUR. TOWN, IT'S YOTJ
Kidney and bladder troubles don't
disappear ef thrmsclvoa. Thoy grow up
on you, slowly but stsadily, undermin
ing your health 'with deadly eertaintyt
nntil you fall a victim of incurable
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treatment with GOLD MEDAL Haar
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fuur every day nntil you feel that you
aro entirely free from pain.
This woll kuown preparation has been
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for centuries. In 1636 the gov
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special charter authorizing its prepara
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The geod housewife of Holland wonld
almost ag eoon be without food as with
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. if you are not satisfied with result
your drufjfgist will gladly refund your
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It's a knock at yourself when you
knock your town,
It isn't the town, it's youl
Real, towns are not made by men afraid
Let somebody ,elso gets ahead,
When every one works and nobody
You can raise a town from the dead.
And if, while you make your personal
Your neighbors can make one, too,
Your town will be what you want to see
It isn't the town it's youl
(Continued from page one)
If you want to live in tho kind of a
Like tho kind of a town you like,
You neodn-'t pack your clothes in a grip
And start on a long, long hike.
You'll only find what you've left bo
hind For there 'g nothing that's really now,
Lw.mber Co., being dissatisfied with
via protendod hearing, filed with tho
com.nission a petition for a re-hearing
and that this petition wag denied -Nov.
19, 1918. -
The Hammond Lumber Co. avers that
tho public sorvicc commission acted
without warrant of law and exceeded
its authority and power. The Ham
mond people also deny thai the Colum
bia ii Nehalem railroad is of but a tem
porary nature. Having no other ra
course, the company appeals to the cir
cuit court for relief.
CARTER GLASS TO BE
(Continued from- page one)
1 ' I., . , '
McAdoo said he will take a short
rest and then will resume tho practice "
of law in New York, "
McAdoo will remain on the job a
director general of railroads -''until a
couple of days after the first of the
Of the new secretary, McAdoo said:
"Personally I am deeply gratified
that Mr. Glass is to be at the helm of
the treasury and I am confident h
will givo the country a brilliant and.
"Mr. Glass' acceptance of tho treas
ury 8oeretaryship4will, I am sure, giva
great satisfaction to the country. Tli
trcmenilousOy important paiit he'had in
the formulation and passago of the fed
eral reserve act, his familiarity with
banking and economic problems, grow
ing out of his long service in congresa
and for tho past six years as chairmaa
of the important committee on bank
ing and currency of the house, hava
earned, for him -the confidence of tho
financial and business interests of th
country as well as of all classes of
people. He has unusual qnalificationt
or the great office to which the pre
ident has nominated him."
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' AS THE OLD SAYING GOES
Goods Well Bought Are Half Sold
$ Were it not that we contracted our canned goods in most instances direct
from the canners months ago, there would be no December canned goods sale
at the Roth Grocery Co.
Today Canned Goods Are Sky High
BUY NOW AND SAVE FROM 20 TO 25 PER CENT
Onarga Sweet Corn $2.30
Standard Corn $2.00
Soli4 Pack Tomatoes, 2 1-2 ........$2.30
Tomatoe in Puree, 2 1-2 $2.00
Ideal Peas, No. 4 Sifting ......$2.25
Del Monte Peas ,....$2.75
Lilly of The Valley Peas ....$3.50
Tender Melting Peas.:. $3.00
Little Jewel Peas .....$3.50
Tender Cut Beans $2.S5
Small Refugee Bsans .....$3.50
Del Monte Pineapple, 2 1-2 $3.50
Del Monte Asparagus tips $3.50
P. S. Asparagus tips $4.00
Del Monte Asparagus-: $4.00
Oak Brand Asparagus $3.50
SPLENDID GOOD BUYS
52 1-2 lb. Jacket Caro Syrup, almost
5 gallons : ....$4.75
Refiner's Syrup $1.00 a gallon. This
syrup is cheap at $1.50. Bring your
pails. This syrup is pure cane.
Caro Syrup, 10 lb. pails ..........$1.00
California Japan Rice, 2 lbs for ...55c
No. 1 Navy Beans pound ........ 10c
No. 1 Lady Washington Beans, lb 10c
No. 1 Best Oregon Walnuts, lb...,35c
No. 1 best soft shell almonds, lb 35c
FISHER'S BLEND FLOUR :
At $3.15. Is the best buy for the
money. The flour of quality.
ROTH'S GEM COFFEE
None better sold, 3 lbs, for $1.00