Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, December 17, 1918, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of : The Capital r Journal
December 17, 1913
HMK Editor nd Publisher
Address All Communications To
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon, agreed upon in advance. We now have pretty nearly as
many $i,wu a year judges, witn tneir court stenograpners
and other expenses, as there are counties in the state, and
at the present rate of increase, will have in another ses
sion or two of the legislature. It takes a lot of backbone
jto vote "No" on all these schemes to create new jobs, in
the face of the influence exerted, and sometimes all are
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A. wnn tne poor taxpayer, we nave seen tne memDers 01
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to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this is the only way
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tarrier has missed you.
witn me poor taxpayer, vve nave seen tne memDers 01 cv I IV i
the legislature cajoled or bullied, as the exigencies of the IT OlCSSOr DltfiS IS 1lf eCiOf
And initial loncert Will
Be la Spring.
case might require, until we have ceased to wonder why
.their ante-election promises of economy have not been
Kept. ,
Is the only newspaper In Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
A correspondent writing of the advance of American
troops in Germany comments on our soldiers' attitude to
ward German children. "Whenever one sees a doughboy
on the streets idle for a moment, one sees a group of little,
children about him." .
"There are those of our friends who do not praise
this," adds the correspondent. "But somehow it seems
to me not a bad idea that these future Germans should
grow up with impressions that Americans are a merciful
The spectacle of those Yankee soldiers playing with
the children of their enemies, and giving them pennies and
candy as they frequently do, inevitably reminds one of the
German soldiers in other lands because it is so different.
Have we ever heard of those Germans showing sim-
ilar kindness to the little French and Belgian children or
of those children gathering around the Teuton invaders
' in the instinctive knowledge that the latter would be kind
and generous with them? Instead of this idyllic picture
made by our troops on the streets of German towns we
nave only pictures of horror to commemorate the Prus
sian's dealings with childhood wherever he set his brutal
foot. " , '
. Prussians may be kind to the children; they have a
reputation 'for it but it is their own children they are
kind to. If our crusading soldiers can teach them some
thing of the fundamental kindness which consists in be
ing gentle to children and women regardless of national
ity, they will have given the Teuton nation a start toward
true civilization and culture.
Salem has made another step of pro
gress in the line of music. Many Sa
lem music lovers will be .glad to lcaru
that a symphony orchestra under the
competent direction of Prof. John E.
Kites, dean of the college of music at
Willamette univorsity, has been organ
ized. On. Nov 12th about 25 of Salem's mu
sicians met for rehearsal at Waller hall
and during the evening decided to or
ganize choosing Miss Leila Buby, presi
dent; Henry Lee, vice president. Flo
rence Shirley, secretary and treasurer;
Winifred Eyro, librarian.
The personnel of the orchestra for
the present is as follows: ,
First violin: Lily Stego, Leila Buby,
No story of the North or account of a dash to the
be it known, is a more or less edible compound whose
basis is dried meat. Formerly it was made chiefly of
reindeer flesh. The product-is extremely useful in cold
regjons' where long" distances are traversed, food is
scarce, and facilities for transportation are limited.
Now, after a year or two of solemn scientific experi
ment, the wise old owls at Columbia college have perfect
ed a process for drying meats. They announce that meat
so prepared has been kept for a year, and at the end of
that time, after soaking in water was found to be just as nt Ict this man, who i.ad been so kind
good as fresh meat. One of the great advantages of the tbink sho wanted to shirk lltfr
dried meat is the reduction in bulk. It is said that only "i should hate- to have you go if
one-twelfth of the shipping space is required which would 7t ,to"XiLJLn is
be needed for an equal ration undried. " an important one and also one you can
It is to the credit of the Columbia professors that they j mt?&& And 71 ,
tried the meat on their own tables before sending it to.wimnsr to go."
be tried on the soldiers. , , . Brl?,Ift , SS
Drying meat is as old as time. The Indians used this sho hurried to the station after faii-
method. So did our grandmothers. Science has merely . "ftZXyZZLT&t)
modernized tne process ana maae practical its application
on a large scale.
The Oregonian is right in telling the legislature that
the way to economize is to economize; that the way to
consolidate is to consolidate. Every session of late years
has exemplified the strength of the "pull" in our public
affairs. , Generally speaking, the members of the legis
lature go into the session with a determination to do their
duty by the taxpayers, but tne pun 01 tne onice-nomer
and ax-eater is too strong, and in the end no useless com
missions or offices are abolished, but instead a few new
salaried jobs are created. A good illustration of the way
things are worked is found in the creation of new judicial
districts, calling for more circuit judges at $4,000 a year,
with their attendant salaried positions. The scheme was
first put up to the people to create a "superior" judge in
every county after the California plan, but this was de
feated. The advocates of the plan.however, did not give
up but practically carried it out by working the legisla
ture to create a large number of new judicial districts, the
appointee for judge in nearly every instance having been
Bvl Walt Mason
Coffee was the latest commodity in general use to go
sky-rocketing in price. And it seems to be due to certain
well-known speculators in food products jumping and get
ting control of the market, .i
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If President Wilson doesn't want to accept the in
vitation from the German government, he can accept one
from General Pershing, and visit Germany just the same
under the Stars and Stripes. '
A new weekly paper is advertised as intended to "in
terpret the thought and ideals for which Henry Ford
stands." Some job of interpretation, all right! .
The British are "profoundly curious" to know what
President Wilson's peace program is. We'll bet a ha'penny
their curiosity will be fully satisfied. '
Viola Ash, Huzel McGilchrist, Albert
Warren, Delbert Moore, Irvin A. Wro
ten, Charles Kurth.
Second violin: Mrs. C. C. Boss, Mar
ian Emmons, fienska L. Swart, Wini
fred Eyre, Harold P. Drake.
Cello: Henry Lee, Avery Hicks.
Cornet: Martha Swart, Albert War
ren, Claude Bureh, Professor Hewitt.
Flute: Millard Brevier, Hanly riain
Bass: Bernard Morse.
Bass viol: B. H. Byiey.
Trombone: L. Mickelson.
Clarinet. Hedda H. Swart. -
Piano: Florence Shirley.
Conductor: Prof. John B. Sites.
A number of musicians are expecting
to join after the first of the year.
Professor Sites is endeavoring to in
crease the membership to 50 at least,
making the full instrumentation for a
symphony orchestra.
Sometime in the futuro the orchestra
expects to give concerts in connection
with a chorus and ladies' glee club.
After the first of the year rehearsals
will begin on special music for the
spring festival, when the sympu,f y
chestra as an organization will make its
initial appearance.
Much lis boen accomplished in otuer
communities throughout the United
States and now Salem is in lino to show
what can be accomplished in the mu
sical sphere
a week till paid for without interest,
but purchaser to pay taxes and iasur
ance on same. A $1000 home on lain
terms 5 per ecnt down and $2 a week
till paid out. No interest A $2000
home at $4 por-weck and a $4000 home
same proposition. .
To illustrate: I have some property
to sell on this plan A four-room house
and lot for $500; $25 cash and $1 per
week till paid. A good 5 room house
and barn $1000, $50 cash and $3 per
week till paid, no interest. The same
rate on a large 9 room house and lot.
j centrally located, $4000, same terms.
This is a plan to move property and
give homeseekcrs a chance to buy and
pay out on good houses. A sugges
tion by K- B. BYAN.
To all real estate dealers.
Open Forum.
Editor Capital Journal: Allow me
to make some suggestions to real estate
men to start the salo of property in
and around Salem to home seekers and
tho returning soldiers.
First, offering .a house and lot at
$500 for 5 per cent cash and one dollar
Portland, Or., Dec. 17. Officers took
a precious load to the police station
last night, $35,000, which had Vn J
leoted during the first day of the Bed
Cross membership campaign.
The money, mostly in silver dollars,
was removed from Liberty Temple,
headquarters for the drive, to the sta-
tion for safe, keeping in the vault, and
was deposited in a local bank this mor
ning. The leaders consider Monday's te4
suits most successful and are confident
400,000 Oreonians will have joined the
Bed Cross by next Monday night.
New York, Dec. 17. The New York
Evenink Sun financial review today
Today's stock market displayed con
sistent firmness of undertone in botk
tho industrial and Tailroad lists until
pressure cvcloped in the last hour, but
tradgin, whilo rather more animated
than yesterday, was still dull and with
out featuro of particular interest.
By Jane Phelps.
The price of butter's twice as high as in the olden
times of peace, and yet I do not wail or sigh, but spread
my bread with axle grease. Oh, you may say you would
be shot before you'd eat that kind of thing; but I pretend
it hits the spot, and am as happy as a king. The price of
coal is out of sight, but when arrives the wintry storm, I
do not voice my soul's affright I cuss until the house is
warm. I find profanity will heat a room to seventy de
grees, and I pretend it can't be beat, and am as happy as
a cheese. Oh, I pretend that I enjoy the bitter things
that I must take, and people call me bully boy, suggesting
that I take the cake. With admiration I am viewed, be
cause I face all grief with grins; men boost my Spartan
fortitude, and only wish that I were twins. I hate short
commons just as much as do the growler and his wife; I
surely like to be in touch with all the good things of this
life. , But if I have to live on prunes, I swear they are a
princely dish; and blithely ply my forks and spoons, and
am as happy as a fish.
Ruth eoiifortod herself with the
thought that if it SHOl'Ll) happen that
America entered the war, and if Brian
SHOl'LD go, ho would then think nnd
plan for her not because she needed
it, but bocanrfo he loved her. That he
felt thero was nothing to plan, no rea
son to be solicitous of her because she
was perfectly able to take care of
herself, she would have resented. Yet
that was exactly Brian's attitude.
Brian Hnckott figured that ho had
married e woman who preferred busi
ness to domesticity, and, such being
the case sho was capable of looking out
for herself without any help from him.
That, just because she was a woman,
Ruth wanted to feel that he was anx
ious over her, would not have occurred
to him.
He never thought of her as really
feminine- and helpless, it was always
as needing nothing he could give her.
This, in a way, tinged his manner to
her, and as tho timo passed, it had be
come a habit to think of hor as a busi
ness woman more frequently than as a
Brian was the sort of a man who
shouold have married a clinging, domes
tic woman. Ho would have petted the
afraid-of-a-mouso kind have hurried
home to protect the timid kind, afraid
to stay alono. He would have joyed in
a woman who would let him bring a
troop of his Bohemian acquaintances
home with him, and ho would hare de
lighted in an impromptu supper in the
kitchen, all taking part in preparing
perhaps in furnishing it.
Thero was nothing exciting in his
well-ordered home. But he took full
"I am a traveling gnlcemnn and have
met others who, like myself, were suf
fering from indigestion, stomach trou
ble find gastritis. (Since taking 3 week
ly dimes of Mayr'a Wonderful Remedy
I am very much pleased with its results
so much to that I have induced others
to take it and they too were marvelous!)-
helped." it is a simple harmless
preparation that removes the catarrhal
mucus from the intestinal tiaet and al
lays the inflammation which causes
practically all stomach, lier and in
testinal ailments, including appendici-
, ti. On doe will eooviuee or monev
refunded. J. C. Perry.
advantage of ifs comlorts, the while he
bewailed the loss of uiiconventionality
It was there. So was he. Why not !
Tho idea of fighting appealed to
him. Not only to his patriotism, but to
his love of adventure. Life, as he was
living ifheld very few thrills for him.
frladly would he seek a field for thorn.
The hum drum, well-orderod existence
which Ruth liked, and which perforce
he led, had no attraction for him and
had less, as time went on.
Ho had told the truth when ho had
told Ruth that sho had robbed him of
ambition. It may havo been, probably
was. a sign of weakness in his char
acter, that ho would not work for his
own sake, his own advancement; as
well as for needed money. But in this
Brian was not unlike ninny other
Take away the incentive, and a man
deteriorates. So Brian had deteriorated.
Ho had grown more careless in his hab
its. He had gone back to thoso he in
dulged in before he know dainty Ruth.
He had also grown thoughtless of his
speech and manners. Oftentimes Ruth
had sighed, and wondered what had
come over Brian- Never thinking for
a moment that she was in any way to
blamo for the change.
Yet Ruth, as the some unquiet in
stinct warned her, watched and won
dered at the change, but never spoke of
She was a bit too frightened of il
to want to talk.
She thought Brian surely wrong in
his feeling that we would soon be at
war. Of course she was as good an
American as he, and woul dnot dream
of making a slncke? of him. But it was
time enough to talk of it when it had
been decided not now just because
Mollis her thought halted, then sped
on witn lightning rapidity.
It had been Mollie King who had
put it into his head! Of course it had.
Mollio planned to go, and she wanted
to take Brian with her. Ruth jealousy
of Molly flared up hot and agonizing.
She was sure she was right. Brian had
spent more time thaa she knew t Mol
lie 's, intuitively she thought that per
haps he had taken those English offi
cers there too those mea he would not
bring home because they knew he could
not afford to live as well as they were
living. How did they know what he
earned t They must U frienda of Mol
lic's. She made up ber mind to ask him.
Thea once again Mandol sent her
a, way. She wa to be gone only two days
But never had she so hated to leave
Brian, never felt so anxious as did she
when Mandel told her to go. He no
ticed her reluctance, and said:
"Is there anv reason vou cannot go,
Mrs. Hackettr''
' No really, no. '
''I thought vou looked distressed."
"Not at all," Ruth tried to speak:
in her usual bright manner. She must
ill slip
Ml Mfflf
Is meeting with success and if you wish to avoid disappointment we would
advise you to do your shopping at the earliest possible date.
While some Christmas lines are depleted, our store is still full of USE
FURNITURE GIFTS will please each and every member of the family,
and is enjoyed by all.
Ladies' Writing desks
Sewing Baskets
Cedar Hope Chests
Electric Lamps
Travelling Bags
Leather Shopping Bags
Nut Bowls
Lily Bowls
Library Tables
Morris Chairs
Kitchen Cabinets
Smoking Stands
Dining Tables
High Chairs
Electric Irons
Thermos Bottles
Toy Wagons
Doll Carts, etc.
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