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CHARLES H. FISHES
Editor and Publisher
December 25, 1918
Published Every Evening: Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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Is the only newspaper In Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by tho
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
SECURING BONDHOLDERS AGAINST FRAUD
Congress is being urged by the capital issues commit
tee to enact legislation to protect holders of Liberty
bonds against crooks who deal in wildcat securities. It
IT urged by the committee, which has the support of the
federal reserve board, that action be taken promptly
before it is automatically deprived of its control of bond
and stock issues.
The capital issues committee had in charge the in
vestigation of all stock and bond issues during the war,
in pursuance of its duty to determine which were essen
tial. In course of its investigations, it unearthed many
dishonest schemes and dealers. One concern, operating
chiefly among the farmers, paid out 58 per cent of the
money it collected in salaries to its officers, and the re
maining 42 per cent went to the operation of a business
of doubtful honesty or success. Another company had
a school for training salesmen in the gentle art of part
ing the unsuspecting fool from his money or getting him
to exchange his bonds for worthless stocks.
The report of the committee says in part :
"At no time has the obligation been so definitely
placed upon the government to protect its public from
financial exploitation by reckless or unscrupulous pro
moters. . '
"Their field has been greatly extended by the wide
distribution of Liberty bonds, and the purveyor of stocks
and bonds now has the entire American public.
"The transaction becomes one of persuasion to trade
a government bond bearing a low rate of interest for
stocks or bonds baited with promise of sudden riches.
"It is a source of heavy financial loss to hundreds of
thousands who have a right to look to their government
for the protection which . this committee recommends
should be given."
. The committee is composed of men who have served
honestly and well both the government and the public,
and its recommendation is worthy of consideration.
The financial wolf, dressed in sheep's clothing has
preyed too long among the flock of credulous and inno
cent people who never will learn that brass can be given
just as high a polish as gold.
A substantial Christmas present was made every
enemy-alien today when the president removed all war
time restrictions upon their movements and abolished the
It's almost a real white Christmas.
As we boast of things we did, as we whoop around
and sing, telling how we put the lid on the Huns' anointed
king, we should not forget, I wot, that tjie British also
fought, and the French and Belgians shot up the foe like
everything. Let us make a joyful noise, after, all the woe
and wreck; let's insist that we're the boys who can put up
ice, by heck; but the British and the French also held the
reeking trench in the blood and powder stench, and the
Belgians were on deck. I indorse the harmless brags we
are making nowadays; with the rest I'm waving flags,
yelling till I break my stays; for we've nobly done our
bits; but the Frenchmen and the Brits also made the Hun
throw fits, in some fifty-seven ways. With the allies we
shall go, terms of peace to wisely frame; and we're talk
ing just as though it were ours to boss the game; we're
deserving cordial thanks but the Britons and the Franks
also faced the Prussian ranks; to forget it were a shame.
I take part in all the fuss, and I cheer and snort and prance,
and I shoot my blundcrbus, and get stewed at every
chance; but I can't forget how well Britons fought through
all that hell,-how for honor Belgians fell, with the loyal
sons of France. h -
MILITARY TRAINING HEREAFTER.
There is a good deal of confusion about the military
policy of the United States hereafter. Many speakers
and writers are saying that the present system must be
j continued. It is hardly possible that the public will tol
erate Vi5a cvetAm in its nrocpnf; fYirm nr anvwhprp ripnr
" r v.-i-..v .
it. To the ordinary American mind such a policy, in
peace time, would savor too much of old-fashioned militar-
, ism, and would be an inexcusable burden to the nation.
i The principle of the draft is probably established for
, good. For any purpose of
as fairer and more democratic than the volunteer system.
Such men as are chosen for mili ary drill or du y should
undoubtedly be chosen by the selective draft process. But
this is not saying that all our young men, as they come of
a certain age, should be forced into military life.
It is necessary to make a distinction. It is not uni
versal military service that the American people acquiesce
in. It is "universal liability for military service." which
is a different thing. Out of all those liable, the war de
partment might choose, by some fair plan, from year to
year, as many as are needed
for the creation of a sufficient army reserve. As tor
taking all our boys and training them for soldiers ac
cording to the established method, anybody who tries
that will run up against powerful public opposition.
The only way in which universal service or training
might be tolerated would be to modify the regular army
system and train the majority of the boys primarily for
physical development and for national service outside of
the ordinary military purpose. No such system seems
yet to have been worked out. " ' r
And we all helped bring this merry Christmas to
war-torn Europe, if we bought Liberty bonds or war sav
ings stamps and helped the Red Cross and other war ac
tivities. Something in this fact to help us enjoy the tur
key and plum pudding this year.
Woodrow Wilson being at American headquarters in
France today, is for once the actual commender in chief
of the American army.
Mr. William ..' Hohenzollern didn't imagine last
Christmas what would happen to him before another year
rolled around. , ; ;
, ' The English are cleaning up Bagdad and yet there
are those who claim that British territorial rule is free
Christmas is being celebrated by the doughboys if)
France and Germany as it was never celebrated before.
The boys were out of the trenches before Christmas
all right. . , .
By Jane Phelps.
BRIAN JTJNIOB APPEARS ON
Twice again, bt'foro Mrs. Cluyborne
eimio Arthur Mandel took Ruth to tho
theatre. Once sho consented to have
supper with him; but his pleasure was
so patent, las love tor her so obvious
it nuule her uncomfortable; wlnlo she
was scarcely aware of tho reason.
Ruth was singularly modust for one
of her attainments and physical attrac
tions, yhe hadn't a particle of egotism,
save as regarded her knowlcdgo of in
teriors. So what would havo been per
fectly plain to most women, simply
made her uneasy. Yet, that night she
refused to have supper with him and
went immediately homo.
Pho hnd heard once more from .Brian.
A glowing letter filled with the spirit
of adventure, and delight in being
Over there." He was full of enthus
iasm, ami described minutely tho wel
eomo tho "Yanks" received- and told
of little incidents which had happen
ed on the trip over.
Hnth Bhuddcrod when he told or
sighting a submarine:
" We showed her a clear pair of heels.
Our boat was too swift for her. I'll bot
there wero a lot of disappointed Huns
when we shook her off." Ho had told
it lightly, as was his way, but to Ruth,
it was tragedy.
He had told her how to reach nun,
and promised to write often. He had not
yet "neard from her, but was looking
anxiously for letter, ne did not men
tion business or money.
"Ho takes it for granted that I ean
toko care of myself," Euth muttered
bitterly. Then shut her lips lightly as
she remembered that it was her own
fault; that had she been contented to
romain in the little apartment they had
rented when they were first married,
and had done her own work, Brian, al
though he would doubtless have been
drafted Inter, would never have enlist
ed. She would then have been depend
ent entirely on him,
Ruth wondered idlv if sho wished she
had acted differently- Then came to
the same conclusion as always: that
if Brian cared for her her happiness
he would not object to what she did,
as long as she hadn't allowed it to in
terfere with his comfort. She figured
that he had been even more comfort
able, forgetting that his principal ob
ject ion had been to her frequent ab-
' """' front homo. , . ;
"No-it wouldn't ha
war or peace it is recognized
for immediate purposes and
difforonco'sho always ended ly saying
One day sho had a fainting spell in
tho office. Fortunately so she thought
Mandel was tfway. She callod a taxi
and went homo Then she wrote her
employer that she would not be able
to keep her place as she was not able
to work. Something she said in her
short note had told Mandel tho reason.
"Poor girl," he said as ho ordered
some flowers sent her, and answered
her note telling her that when she
was ready to coino back, her position
would bo waiting. This in a way wuu
a relief to Ruth. She was proud, and
while she might accept checks as pre
sents from Mrs. Clayborno, she did not
care to be dependent upon her. She
had opposed her marrying Brian be
cause ho could not support her, and
she would not belittle her husband by
throwing her support upon her aunt
even when ho was away.
The day after ehe left the shop,
her aunt enmo. Never was anyone more
cordially welcome, Ruth clung to her
in the days that followed, and when,
about six weeks later, her baby boy
was born, Bho declared sho would have
'died had she been alone.
"Shall you cable Brian t" her aunt
"No he doesn't know anything
about it I guess II wait until he
comes back to tell him.'
"Yea I was afraid he would want
knowing you were to have a child!"
"Yes I was afrail he wulod want
me to givo up my position so I did not
not tell him until it was too late."
"Too latel what do you mean!"
"Until ho was going I intended to
tell him that niglit but I changed
my mind." Her face flushed crimson
as she thought of her reason Mollie
King (sho was sure it had been her
voice she had heard ovor the tele
Mrs Clnyborne said no more; but
her face wore peculiar look, and her
thoughts were all of Arthur Mandel,
Sho felt sure that Ruth and Brian had
parted for good. She would wait until
Ruth was stronger, then question her.
Ruth insisted upon calling the baby
"Brian" although she agreed with her
aunt that he would probably be called
"Junior", instead of by his father's
name. Old Rachel was in the seventh
heaven of delight.
"I sholy never thot I d see miss
Rnth wif a baby of her own. .She aini
no mo' dnn a babv herself, sho ain't!"
"You'll have two to take care of
now, Rachel, instead aOf one," Rutl
answered as she 'hugged her baby
(Tomorrow Ruth Returns To Th
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M'ALPIN SCHOOL DISTRICT 54 AN
SWERS NOTE WRITTEN BY PER
SON SIGNING HIMSELF "PA
TRON." Wo refor .to tho piece published in
the Capital Journal December 12 for
an oxuet statement of fact concerning
resignation of Wilhelmina Doerflor,
teacher; , . f ,
His statement-that - the pictures af
our governor, Haig, Foch, Lockley and
other notables were, there when tho kai
ser's picture was posted ig denied, &t4
we have it on absolutely, reliable au
thority that the ex-kaiser's picture was
placed beside that of President Wilson.
And he even denies that President Wil
son 's picture was there at the time but
there is a large number in the district
that will swear that our president 'a
picture has been there for over a year.
The fact that the Caiser's picture was
placed beside that of our president goes
to show that it was a place of honor.
All broad-minded citizens know that
where our president's picture is hung
is supposed to bo a place of honor. And
the cartoon showing the kaiser hanging
on the end of a rope and another show
ing him interned on an island were not
there when the kaiser's picture was
posted, but were placed there after
wards. We regret that the note spoken of
was placed on the door and it certainly
would havo, been investigated had it
been brought to tho attention of the
board Instead of being burned by the
teacher, Wilhelmina Doerfler.
He states that ho believes that the
entire tToublo was started by a person
or persons residing in anothor school
district. But we say emphatically that
tho trouble was started by Miss Wil
helmina Doerfler when she brought the
kaiser's picture and had it posted in
the school house.
L. C. PRIEM
O. W. HUMPHREYS
G. C. GILHAM
J. B. PETERSON.
Your patronage has helped to make possible the con
tinuance of this business during the troublesome
period of the war.
Now that peace has come, we shall endeavor to
express our appreciation of your consideration by
giving you a better and a broader service.
- This is the most joyous period in the history of
the world and we extend to you the compliments of
the season, and best wishes for a happy and pros
perous New Year.
Qaackeobush Auto Supply
Christmas Week Sees
Strong Livestock Market
North Portland, Dec, 24. The weeks
trading received a good start Monday.
There was only a fair run of cattle
lesg than a thousand head and trading
started off with lots of snap, rather a
surprise .to everybody since Christmas
week is usually a rather slow week.
There was fully a half cent advance
all along'tho line in the cattle divis
ion; quotations arc: prime steers $12
13; good, to cjhoice steers $ll.l$; pie-,
dium 'to good steers $10ll; fair to
medium steers $8.50(K9.50 common, to
fair steers $7.508.50; choico cows
and heifers $910; medium to good
oows and heifers $7.508.50; fair to
medium cows and heifers $fi.507.5O;
canners-$:i.5U5; bulls $68; calves
$913 stockors and feeders $79. ,
On a rather largo run of hogs 5000
head an advance was made of twenty
five cents. Quotations are: prime mix
ed $16.S5(17.25; medium mixed
5016.8.-;; rough heavies $14.516;
pigs 1415; bulk $16.85(5)17
Trading in sheep was light and prob
ably will be during the balance of tht
week, prices remain steady as follows:
prime lambs $1-13; fair tc medium
Iambs $y(SU; yearlings $JO11.50;
wethers $!(?: 10; ewes $ti8.
Chinese Delegation Passed
Through Seattle Yesterday
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 25. The Chinese
delegation to the Versailles peace con
ference passed through Seattle yester
day, ltinding from the Nippon Yuscn
Kaisha liner Snwa Maru and proceed
ing immediately to the Oregon-Washington
railroad Btution, whero a fast
train to the east was awaiting them.
The party numbers 18, headed by Min
ister Tsing Tsning Lou, distinguished
statosmnn and linguist. The memberf
will be included in the actual peace
proceedings in behalf of the Chinese
Were it not for clouds somo people
would not be ablo to appreciate sun-sine.
To Those We Know And Those Who Know Us
We Wish a
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Grand Review Of Fleet
Tomorrow In New York
Washington, Dec 25. Tomorrow part
of the fleet that helped keep the seas
safe, will pass in grand' review at New
York. Secretary of the Navy Daniel ,.
was to leave here this afternoon to par
ticipate in it. With him will be Chief
of Staff March.
The ships are due in tonight from t
erseas, but will lay outside the harbor .
until tomorrow, : -v !A
i Before leaving Daniels declared that
the ships come back, as victors.
; "In welcoming home the powerful
drcadnaughts," he said, "the Americna
peoplo will greet the officeio and moa
with pride and congratulations. These
powerful ships, the equal of any in tho
world, in co-operation with the power
ful British fleet, give Buch predomi
nance of sea power in the North sea
that the German fleet dared not invit
suicide by coming out and offering bat
tle." SIAM HAS WAR BILL
Washington, Dec. 24. Siam has
war bill against Germany o $597,550,
it was announced today. The expendi
tures wore made in training and equip
ping a considerable air force, sending
Siameso labor troops to Franco and
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