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8 December 11, 1918
CHABLES H. FISHEB
tt$jK Editor nd Publisher
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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is tho only newspaper in Salem whoso circulation is guaranteed by the
'Audit Bureau Of Circulations
INTERNATIONAL TRADE ETHICS.
It is doubtful whether anything more truly idealistic
has appeared in the course of this idealistic war than the
appeal for a new spirit in international commerce, made
bv Harrv A. Wheeler, president of the Chamber of Com
merce of the United States, in his annual address to that
He proposed specifically:
"That American business see that the United States
deals generously in the distribution of raw materials so
as not to impede the industrial restoration of nations not
fortunate to possess sufficient basic materials of their
own; that the United States lead in proposing an inter
national plan for rationing basic materials and stabiliz
ing their cost so that the temptation to profit selfishly
may be replaced during the reconstruction period by a
broad recognition of the needs of all nations.
"That the principle of economic boycott as a punish
ment to nations guilty of disturbing the world's peace is
neither politically nor economically sound, and that equal
ly unsound is the principle of the favored nation in com
mercial treaties; that the United States lead here in a
declaration of principles providing for adjustments that
will assure a live-and-let-live policy for the whole world.
"That reconstruction cannot proceed under principles
of justice for the needs of all nations except as those
countries having ships available shall so far pool their
tonnage as to make them of universal service; that Amer
ican business suggest plans for a joint control and distri
bution of overseas shipping to provide all nations with
their immediate needs of food, raw materials and trans
portation." ' The generous war policy of the United States is known
to all, and recognized even by our enemies. Here is an
announcement of a policy for af ter-the-war business
which is certainly no less altruistic. Its mere utterance
and approval in such a setting as the annual convention
of the nation's businessmen is sufficient refutation to
those who have maintained that our business interests
wanted the war profits, and would now proceed to take
full advantage, of their country's pre-imminent business
American business, in recent years, has been the most
honest in the world. Now it proposes to be more than
honest it wants to be liberal, even to foreign com
petitors, until such time as they can get their own indus
tries re-established; and it refuses to wreak any injustice
even on our foes.
This policy, if followed, will surely bring a new and
better era of international trade, just as our announced
war principles will in international politics and diplomacy.
In a recent interview with a press representative, the
German crown prince is quoted as saying: "Should the
German government decide to form a republic similar to
the United States or France, I shall be perfectly content
to return to Germany as a simple citizen, ready to do
anything to assist my country. I should be happy to
work in a factory."
This is Truth there is no doubt of it Truth from
the heart out ! Compared to what he is beginning to real
ize justice may have in store for him, a job as a laborer
in a German factory presents charms to soothe the royal
. So far as returning as a "simple citizen" is concerned,
if gossip is to be believed, Germany has regarded this per
son since his early youth as one of the simplest citizens
By Walt Mason
, To a moated grange in Holland sneaked a king, to
save his pelt; he was feeling pretty small and looking
smaller than he felt. There was no display of bunting,
neither circumstance or pride, when his majesty was hunt
ing for a hole in which to hide. It were mean to jeer and
chortle when a worthy man goes down, be he king or com
mon mortal, wear he derby lid or crown; but there was
no kindly feeling for this monarch on the blink, who, until
he hit the ceiling, was the world's most hated gink. Had
he not been craven-hearted, had he scrapped, with sword
and lance, in the three-ring war he started, leaking rich
blue blood in France; had he sent his sons, like others,
where the carnage used to flow, fighting like the peasant's
brothers, with their faces to the foe, then we might have
felt, I'm thinking, pity, in some small degree, when we
saw the outcast slinking, hunting for a hollow tree. But
the outcast's name is graven on the slackers' dastard roll,
and the tremors of a craven shook the loud bombastic
soul; so no briny tears were leaking from the eyes of hon
est men, when they saw the kaiser sneaking from a palace
to a den.
The Commercial club needs more members, and the
city needs a strong, progressive organization of this kind
more than ever before in the history of Salem. The cen
tering of the great fruit interests here and their develop
ment to the full limit of world demand are going to call
for the united energy of the community and the activities
oi the club are more necessary to the advancement of the
city than ever before. The war is over, and it is necessary
t( face the future and plan for the growth and expansion
of the great industries we already have, as well as reach
ng out for new enterprises that should naturally be lo
TO THE RED CROSS WORKERS
There is a fair possibility of the peace discussions
being carried on in English. This would be a decided in
novation, as French has long been the language of dip
lomacy. Reports of proceedings are to be published in
both French and English, which will be a great relief:
for it certainly is awful hard work to guess what they
mean in French.
Wm. Randolph Hearst seems to have been the kaiser's
most trusted publicity agent in this country. George
Veireck must have felt a little bit jealous over the confi
dence placed in the yellow journalist the "yellow" appel
lation having a new and distinctly appropriate meaning
since the developments of the congressional probe.
The Mooney strikes have all been called, off probably
because it has finally dawned on the agitators that a great
many industries still paying war-time wages would wel
come a strike as an opportunity to shut down and read
Bill Hohenzollern is reported to have attempted to
commit suicide a few days ago. He failed again just as
he did when he attempted to become imperial dictator of
Former President Taft is out of harmony with his
party again. He is very strongly in favor of a league of
nations to enforce peace.
The tenure of office of a German premier during
these parlous times is almost as insecure as that of a war
den of the Oregon penitentiary.
One criminal who should be marked for dire punish
ment is the fellow who prevented the kaiser from killing
By Jane Phelps.
RUTH RETURNS FROM WASHINGTON.
Ruth, hatod to go to Washington.
Never since sho hud been iu the shop
had she so dreaded leaviag liriau. Had
you o$Ked her, she could not have ex
plained her reason not so that it
would have been clear. It was more
a vague feeling that something would
happen, that something threatened
But she was a business woman. So
she put aside her fears and, after tele-
Man Still Lives
People who suffer from sour stomach,
fermentation of food, distress after eat
ing end indigestion, and seek relief
in large chunks of artificial digestors,
are killing their stomachs by inaction
just as surely as tho victim of morphine
is deadening and injuring tooyond re
pair every norve in his body.
What the stomach of every sufferer
from indigestion needs is a good pre
scription that will build up his stom
ach, put strength, energy and elastici
ty into it, and make it sturdy enough
to digest a hearty meal without arti
The best prescription for indigestion
ever written is sold by druggists every
where and by Pnn'l J. Fry and is rig
idly guaranteed to build up the stom
aeh and cure indigestion or money
This preseriplbn is named Mi-o-na,
and is sold in small ?ab!ct form in
large boxes, for only a few cents. Re
member the name, Mio na stomach
tablets. They neve. fail.
phoning Brian, started immediatelv for
''What!" Brian had ejaculated when
sho called him.
'"I must run over to Washington for
''I'm awfully sorry, Brian, but it
can't be helped. I'll be back late to
morrow night- Would it be asking too
much to meet mef "
'I" be there if I can. I suppose it
will be tho last train.'
'"Yes gets in somewhere about mid
'Very well, I will be there." N
His tone was so cold, so detached,
that Iiuth wanted to cry
' Good-bye, dear" she said instead.
On the train was ft newly married
couple. The girl about her own age.
They wero so happy together that
Ruth's eyes filled as she watched them.
They chatted like two magpies, they
laughed at everything, ud at nothing
at all, as young things are inclined to
do when happy. Their looks caressed
each other, and occasionally, when they
thought no one looking, his hand would
stenl over and pet hers lovingly. -' -
If only she and Brian could be to
gether like that. -
btabbingly quick came the thought
that, but for her, they might be. It was
she who was leaving Brian, not him
who had left her. She was tho one who
made it IToth possible and probable for
him to search fot other company to
help him pass the ime. Had she was
she, doing wrong!
No she decided not. At usual, she
concluded that if he eould not be true
when she was working for them both
and sharing everything with him, he
would not be true: even if she were
''slaving in his kitchen" as she ex
pressed it to herself-
But she rould not shake off her un
easy feeling; neither could she take her
regard from the young couple who
were to devoted to each other. She felt
annoyed with herself. She was silly to
be so easily affeeted by what she saw
Mio went into the dining car and ate
While expressing dur gfadness over
the end of hostilities, we can take a
moment to survey our past and our fu
ture. The American Red Cross has been
an emergency branch of the govern
ment responding with speed and effi
ciency to all calls (made upon it, and
upholding tho traditional principles of
the Bed Cross "Humanity mid Mercy"
Tho people who had to stay at home
must not forget the urgent cries heard
from all ovor the world from those
who will take no part in holiday cheer,
who are in the utmost need of cloth
ing of every kind. Wo arc urged by
division headquarters to marshal our
forces and send on with utmost speed
completed garments, information re
garding the kind of garments needed
and muterial can bo secured at chapter
headquarters jor from Mrs. Russell Cat-
lin, chairman of the committee. It is
hoped that many workers will pledge
a certain amount of work each week
so long as this urgent demand contin
ues. The American Red Cross sent 3000
tons of condeused milk to the children
of prisoners in Archangel, Siberia, and
2000 pounds of powdered mi; lk to the
children of France.
Blankets numbering 1,20(.,000 were
sent to France by the Red Cross emer
gencies. Tho Red Ctoss has established over
70 -hospitals in France fof tuberculosis
Ten thousand convalescent robes
were sent by the Red Cross for use in
1,000,000 chocblato bars were sent by
the Red Cross to England for Ameri
can Boldiersi waiting to go to France.
Tho above are just a few of the big
things your grand organization is do
ing. Isn't it a pleasure and an honor
to join such an association and all it
costs is $1.00 per year. Yours for the
Christmas Roll Call.
H. W. MEYERS,
Chairman Willamette Chapter,
a good dinner, then felt hotter. When
the train reached Washington, she was
quite herself again, and anxious to be
gin her work It proved delightfully
interesting, and the imo passed so
quickly that she was ready to go back
almost before she had once .again
thought to worry about Brian.
She did feel anxious, however just
once. . 3 f " ' i
It was just as she was falling to
sleep. Suddenly she wondered if Brian
was at home or if he was with Mollie
' 'Please don't forget me, Brian,"
sho whispered, then fell asleep.
Sho had no time for thought, all the
next day. And was so tired that she
slept nearly all tho way to Now York.
Sho was over-joyed when she saw Brian
waiting for her at the head of the stair
way. He took her bag, kissed her, and
led the way to a taxi.
"I'm starved, dear. I was so tired I
slept all the way, and so did not get.
"All right, we'll get a bite here."
While they wero waiting for her
simple order to be filled Brian refus
ed to have anything sho told him about
her business trip, and what she had ac
complished He made no derogatory re
ninrks, neither did ho show anv inter
est. Ruth felt piqued that this was so,
and rather impatiently gave voice to
"Even if you aron't itnerested, you
might pretend to be when 1 try so
hard," she said petulantly.
"Who asks you to tryt I don't."
"Even so, you might be human "
''That's the trouble. I've never
known what to- call it before, but I 'm
TOO human. I'm just a plain flub dub
sort of a man; and you ore made of
different stutf. 1 was a fool to think
we ever could think alike."
"Why Brian Hackottl What do you
''Nothing at least nothing much."
"You know I didn't mean to find
fault, but I am tired."
''I know and I am well just hu
man." After this, they spoke little until
they were at home. Then once more
Ruth tried to talk of what had hap
pened while she was awav; where he
had been, etc. But Brian was strangely
uncommunicative. Ku!h felt that he was
concealing something, and it worried
(Tomorrow Brian Declares His
Court House News
In the county court Tina Hesedahl
as guardian of Orley Knutsen Over
skei, a minor, was given permission to
loan $1000 of the estate si 6 per cent
on real estate security.
In the matter of the estate of Lo
renzo Whitlock, the county court con
firmed the sale of a lot in Silverton
January 13, 1919, was set as the date
for the final hearing of Hie estate of
Henry Hilgon and the final objections
if any to the closing of tho estate.
Wilson H. Darby, as executor of the
estate of W. H. 11. Darby, was dis
charged by the county couri, from fur
ther liability and released as the es
tate had been handled according to law
and the satisfaction of the court.
State House Notes
A conference will be held in the gov
ernor's office at 10:30 o'clock tomor
row morning in a further effort to set
tie the controversy between the nation
al guard and the Multnomt.li guard ov
er tho use of the Portland armory. Ad
jutant General Beebe and members of
the general staff will be present. The
governor last night received a letter
from the officers of the Multnomah
guard stating that they f.-lt obligated
to retain their organization until tho
peace treaty is signed,
A carload of 29,857 pounds of flax
tow and 870 pounds of flax fiber was
shipped by tho state today to tho -Bel
mont Packing & Rubber company of
Philadelphia. The tew was sold for 25
cents a pound, while the prico for the
fiber will not be determined until the
company secB it.
WILHELM PREFERS NOT TO TALK
London, Dec. 11. "If there is a pos
sibility of my becoming a defendant, 1
prefer to say nothing until then," tho
former ktaijser stated through Count
Von Bentinck, in response to a query
by the Express correspondent at Ame-
rongcu as to hm partm the war.' -"Secondly,
I have no desire to com.
promise in any way any member of the
German government existing at the out
break oi the war."
J, S :
ATTRACTIVE AFTER-NOON GOWN-
A copper velveteen gown for afternoon
or street wear, showing length now
taken up by 'many.
(c) Underwood Underwood(
Yet he says he gets
more satisfaction out of
his small chew of Gravely
than he ever got out of a
big chew of ordinary to
bacco. "Real Gravely has
a pure, rich taste," says
Pete. "It's sweetened just
enough, end one small
chew holds its good taste
so long. I figure that this
class of tobacco costs me
nothing extra maybeess
than I'd have to spend for
gen further ikat'i tuiy yon
am fti tie fW laslt this tlau
f tuiocto vithout extra (ost.
Real Gravely Chewing Plug
each piece packed in a pouch
Leather Rockers and Chairs
Rattan Rockers and Chairs
Fiber Rockers and Chairs'
Rattan and Reed Sewing
Rattan and Oak Writing Desks
Dining Chairs 5
Leather Craft Davenoorts
Electric Lamps ? '
Bissell Carpet Sweepers
Electric Carpet Sweepers
Body Brussels Rugs
Wool Fiber Ru?s
Tapestry Brussels Rises
American "China" Dishes
Oven Glass Ware
Any of the above articles will
make a useful Christmas pre-
ent and the place to get them
at right prices is
467 Court Street