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I Page ofhe Capita
CHARLES II. FISHEB
Editor and Publisher
January 7, 1919
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Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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136 8. Commercial St.
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A PENNY TRIUMPH:
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
HELPING THE HELPERS.
In a plea for the United War Work Hospital Fund
in New York City, F. D. Greene said: "It is as important
to arr est a microbe as a murderer."
The estimate has been made that only one person
in ten needing hospital treatment gets it. The price of
hospital service is in many cases prohibitive, while the
free wards in our public institutions are always ham
pered for lack of room.
The great lessons in medicine and surgery learned in
the war hospitals of Europe can be used to advantage in
civil practice in this country; but if the mass of people
are to profit by them, it seems that good hospital service
everywhere must be made cheaper. The majority can
not afford the luxury of the hospital, while much that is
valuable in hospital service apparatus, for instance, can
not be transported to or used in the ordinary home.
It is among the very poor to whom hospitals are least
accessible that the terrible epidemics like typhoid, menin
gitis and influenza most easily take root in the larger
cities. From these centers they spread through entire
It is among these same people that deformities which
might have been corrected in infancy go without cure,
with the result that thousands of cripples become public
charges who might just as well have become active, selt
The influenza epidemic made widely known the need
of better facilities for fighting disease. The war hospitals
have given us the advantage of new methods in medicine
and surgery. t
If the country fails to make the extension of hospital
service a part of the work of reconstruction, it will have
failed to profit by some of the most valuable lessons of
. Unhappy Butte, Montana, has lost its losing fight
against pennies. The city like most of the Rocky moun
tain mining and livestock centers, from its earliest, his
tory scorned small doins. Gradually dimes and nickels
worked their way into local business transactions. And
in many sections the cent, too, was in time admitted.
Butte tried to keep out the penny long after all other
communities had surrendered. When war taxes boosted
th telephone, telegraph and express, rates by a few cents,
Keep the change was the slogan used to ostracise the
upstart penny as it tried to win public favor. When an
active food administration forced prices down a cent or
two merchants gave postage stamps in change, or is
sued brass checks good for future use in the particular
store offering them as change.
At last, however. Butte has succumbed. An auto
cratic, street car line has won the victory for the demo
cratic copper cent. The trolley fare went up to six cents
about the tenth of the month, and the one-cent piece may
be said to have come into its own at last.
Eggs are said to be six cents a dozen in China and
the only thing that troubles the Chinaman is that he has
not got the six cents. w
Possibly the president did over-reach himself in his
stating fourteen points. His lucky number has always
The new W. S. S. are to be blue, but the same old bar
gain rate is on. Their , cheapness recommends them.
By Jane Phelps, ,
RUTH PRESENTS BRIAN AND
One of the first movements of a public nature to be
undertaken in Salem should be the completion of the fund
for the erection of a new hospital. This work was under
taken some months ago, but given up because of the press
of war work. Now that the epidemic of sickness has
shown the need of better hospital facilities it should not
be a difficult matter to raise funds for building and
equipping a thoroughly modern hospital.
Germany is now paying the expenses of the main
tenance of the army of occupation. That helps some.
The American who wants to swear off booze as us
ual next New Year will have to go abroad to do it.
In January people say, "Where are your vows of New
Year's Day '(" They look so cunning and so wise, the blam
ed uncomfortable guys! If they were tactful and polite,
tnoyd say the weather is just right; they'd say the ram
and snow and sleet are splendid for the winter wheat.
They'd talk about the price of calves, the future of the
Jugo-Slavs. But no, they never pause to seek for whole
some themes of which to speak, though topics void of all
offense apparent are to men of sense. 'Ah, no ! They wink
and smile and say, "Where are the vows of New Year's
Day?" You told them when you made your pledge that
you would never, never hedge. .Upon the crowded market
place you made your boasts, with beaming face; you
never more would smoke or chew, or use such words as
pirates do; you'd cut out all your habits punk, you'd be as
moral as a monk. Alas, that people won't ignore the trif
ling little vows we swore 1 They Inight discuss free versa
or rats, or talk about their winter hats, or beef about the
price of coal, or spring some harmless rigmarole. But no,
they sidle up and say, "Where are the vows of New Year's
Brian hod written:
"Boar Rutin We are just going into
a fight. It promises to be a stiff one.
Home of us nntumlly never will conio
hack. Yet I have a feoliug I shall come
through safely. But I want to tell you
that I have taken out as much insur
ance as I could got,; for you tua uie
boy.. I hate i to think that, should I be
taken, you would havo to cure for and
educate hint. Not that you are not en
tiroly capable, but that, in some way,
I want a hand in his up-bringing, if
only to supply a little of the cash.
"1 think of you constantly. I have
n't amounted to much, Ruth. Even if
I eomu back I am not sura that I ever
shall. The leopard and his spots, you
know. Yot, dear, I haven't meant to
bo a bad husband. Circumstances, nat
ural inclination, have beou just iye
too much for mo, I guess. Sometimes
whon I lio swako at uight I try to fig
ure out how much better things would
have been had I done differently; aud
I someway cannot feel that I could
hnve greatly improved matters.
You have been very bravo, very cr
ficient. Kutli. 1 sometimes wonuer how
you kept -going right up to the tnw 1
left. But your bravery equals tnat 01
uny soldier. And I appreciuto you if I
do not often toll you so. J.'cruups I
am afraid of spoiling you.
I have told Mollio some of my pium.
Tor our boy, should I nover come back
She wll toll you if it ever becomes
necessary, site is a wonaenui nine pui,
and has helped me to overcomo sn oc
oasional fit of homesickness for you
aud the kiddie more than anyone else
could have done.
"I am happy iu thinking that your
aunt is with you and will remtiu. I
never bore her a grudge bccaiiM nc
thought mo a sort of worthless scamp
not worthy of you I never was. But
this is getting to be a very solemn let
ter. I didn't mean to havo it so. 1
only wanted you to know that I was
thinking of you and tho kiddie the last
thing when I went 'over tho top' with
the boys. I shall do my duty as a sol
dier, Ruth though I may have fniiod
as u husband. Failed in many things.
Tell the kiddie that I'll bring him a
Herman helmet; he'll like it iu a few
venrs. Good niiilit. dear wife. I kiss
you nnd our boy over and over again
iu my heart, iirian.
Ruth wrs more frightened at tho dan
cer Brinn was in than she ever had
been before. To go "over the top"
sounded ominous to her when Brinn
was to be one of those who went. She
shuddered as sho thought of him
wounded, perhaps dying. Then reso
lutely tried to turn her thoughts to the
brighter side of his letter. His faith
that he would come through unscathed;
and his thought for her and little Brian
She smiled through her tears at tho
idea of a tiermnn helmet for tho cooing
infant in hi3 eiili; then sobbed nloud as
she re read- of tho kisses in tho sol
"Oh, I prny'he may come back," she
sad, snatching the baby to her so forci
bly he whimpered.
"He's your dr.ddv, darling, and he's
going over the top! aud perhaps he'll
never come back to us, ami you U never
see h .91). and he'll never sea you! Oh,
bbv, it W terrible to havo turn a sol
dier, vet you and T wouldn t love him I
as much if he waMi'tl We couldn't):
could we, bnbyf j
Ruth stopped suddenly. Into herj
temperamental mind had come wh:;t j
Hnan had said of Mollie King. fhc !
was lo be tltf bearer of his messnces if
Brian had called "a wonderful little
pal." Eut Brian and Mollio were
three thousand miles awsy. So how
was she to know auy of these things
that might have brought her comfort?
Tomorrow Brian, Now Lieutenant
Hackctt, Is Decorated for BraYcry.
THE STATE PRINTING orPICE
"Cascarets for Mother's Pets'!
Careful mothers know that Cascarets in the home
wean less sickness, less trouble, less worry, less cost.
When one of the kiddies has a white tongue, feverish
breath, sour stomach or a cold, a Cascaret quickly
and harmlessly "works" the poisons from the liver
and bowels and all is well again only 10 cents a box.
The voters of the state expressed in
no uncertain terms at the last election
their disapproval of the newspapers, of
the state further being awarded the
privilege of pul tithing the duvut
tax list or receiving a9 much as here
tofore for the publication of legal no
tices. The hue and ery against tne
publication of the delinquent tax list
was that the publication was an unuec
While strainir at the gnat of the
delinquent tax list the same public has
been for years swallowing a camel by
accepting without protest the burden
of a state printing office.
Here i3 where we find a retl barl
acle eating into the vitals of the tax
payers of the state. The state print
ing office is nothing more or less than
a play ground for political pets of the
party in power. There is no competi
tion entering into the work done there,
consequently the dear taxpayer meets
the freight whatever it may be. Even
tnA rriAt fltfltA nf MinnpnntA tiftAd nnt
-" i 1 1 i unruLDC i i ru :t , !i umj j-j. . ... .
maintain a state Drintine office, but vmuc an (.iiuuieii ueiesi castor Oil. calomel.
allows tho printing of the state to go piHs and laxatives, they really love to take Cascarets because they taste
'""T "Wrk" the naSty bi!e' S0Ur fermeions and
printer is alright, but the stato doing constipation poison from the child's tender stomach, liver and bowels
printing is all wrong without pain or griping. Cascarets never disaDDoint the worried mnthpf .
Each ten cent box contains directions for children aged one year old
and upwards. j
GROCER UP AGAINST IT.
and to his boy. She, Mollio King,
would' see "and talk with him, perhaps,
just bofore he went into the big fight
he had told about. Oh, it was unbear
able., Hutu thought, her ignorunce, of
the rules--of 'warfare allowing her to
think that Mollie almost, rf not quite, jl""
went as far as the trenches with Brian. ! ,p.'
He had called her "a wondorful lit
'I have been up against it for past
years suffering from pain in my and odious character Of the barbaric
stomach and side until I was cousid-, deed, which had handod us over, like
l heard of JWayr's wonderlul Kemedy ,
through a friend in Buffalo. The first
dose gavo more benefit than all the,
medicine I had taken before and am
now fooling as well as ever in my
1 It is a simplo,' Harmless prepa
ration that removes the catarrhal mu
cus from the intestinal tract and allays
the inflammation which causes practic-
ci,w i.;.- -i.. .i i . t- i lne iniiammation wiucn
. lu.iY.8 b,e:th! I'l.feValb' all stomach, liver
"Ul" "U"D ailments, including appendicitis. One
was only his wife." Dully she won- do9e convinc(f 0monej. refunded,
dorod which position she would rather , a p c Drug St)r0) ftd
occupy. "He. tells her things he won
tell her .doesn't tell me. Ho has a,
better tune with her than with me.
It must be my fault. .For had he not
liked mo Wtter than he did her, ho nev
er would 'finvo sked me to marry him.
Ho would hnve married her." So elim
inating Mollin, her preferences entirely.
What had Mollio done when Brian
Perhaps, could Euth have known that
the bravo little nurse had worn herself
out had bored herself almost to death,
talking of her (Ruth) aid of tho baby
whom Brian nevor had seen she might
All honour to tho noble American
people, to whom Alsatians and Lorrain
ers owe it to havo at last seen the un
regarded claims of justice riso and tri
umph over the arrogant tyrenny of
Paris, Der. 15. (By Mcii.) Paul
Andre, first president of tho Paris
court of appeal, expresses his senti
ments on liberation of Alsace-Lorraine
"A Lorrainer from the annexed ki
gions, the son of a Moselle deputy who,
appealing to right against its violation,
signed tho famous protest of 1871, I; V. T. Jackson left for Salem Sunday
nave ail my nro long telt in my inmost attcrnoon to take charge of the prune
heart, just rs my compatriots on tho! packiner thero for the Draerer Fruit Co.
have felt more kindly toward tho girl other side of tho frontier, the painful 'T-v has finished the work for the Drar
Pierre, 8, D., Jan. 7. South Dakota
thig year abolished all festivity in con
nection with tho inauguration of state
officials who at noon today took their
oaths at the eapital.
Tho oaths were administered by a
jitatico. of the supremo court. Governor
Peter J. Norbeck immediately delivered
his annual message to the legislature
and, in lieu of an inaugural social af
fair, official kept opon house in their
DOUGLAS PRUNE CR01
ger Co., packing and shipping abfufc;
3,730,000 pounds from the Hoscbjrg;'
plant and about 1,250,000 pounds imm
tho Myrtlo Creek plant. Mr. Jackson)
estimates that nearly 8,300,000 poud
of prunes were produced in this couitty
tho past year, and ths an avcragojoj
fully ten cents per pound was receive!
by tho growers for the crop, or jpf
proximately $850,000. Ho also ukt
mates that with the now orchards cB
ing into bearing, the annual yield! j
prunes will be doubled in this count?,?
tho next fivo years. Although dehilf
ccrly in the season the packing
been finished earlier than usual.
Tackson now goes to take tho placij
Mr. Dinger in "tho Salem plant, as
latter expects to resume his Pos'il
next Monday as chief clofk in tho by
lnturc. Mr. Jackson expects, to
Salem for a Jnonth 6f six weeks. Re
burg Review.' ' . 1
The Journal Job Department!
will print you anything in the
stationery line do it right andj
fuv yon real money.
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anvthlug happened to him; she knew
what ho wrr.tod tj say to her his wife