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January 9, 1919
CHARLES H. FISHES
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Is the only newspaper In Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
Closing up a town is an ineffective way of fighting an
epidemic of sickness. The Oregonian this morning editor
ially takes the same position the Capital Journal has taken
right along in regard to stamping out the influenza epi
demic, when it says:
"The Oregonian thinks it is high time to organize and
wage a more effectual campaign against the influenza. It
should be carried into every household and it should be
supported by every citizen. It is Mile to shut up the
. town, or close down business, or stop public congregations
for it has been tried, and has not stopped the epidemic
' . . "But it is not futile and it will be helpful, and prob
ably effective, if a quarantine that quarantines is estab
lished, ihe present quarantine is noc adequate, pemapti
because the health department has not the force to make
"The mayor is urged to consider the plan of calling
to his aid the most competent and forceful physician in
the city with the purpose and courage to do his duty, and
; to put in.his hands the quarantine campaign, ;
''Let him have an adequate force. Let the city be
divided into districts, as in other campaign's, and let all
houses where' there is influenza be isolated and the in
mates with it. Let there be
all egress and ingress to such places be stopped, except
upon written authority of the city, acting through its offi
cial agency. Let there be a system of daily reports from
"There is no occasion for panic, for it is evident that
the percentage of mortality is lower than formerly. In
other words the present form of the disease is milder. But
there are, nevertheless, too many deaths and in a matter of
Hie ana aeaul ail ouiur pruuieius axe uimuuHam,,
It is reported that in the busiest section of Ohio, the
Cleveland-Akron district, 61 per cent as much freight is
being moved by motor express as the railroads are carry
ing. This is a vivid reminder of the importance to which
the truck is attaining as a transportation factor. All over
the country a surprising development is going on. Neigh
boring cities are being joined by a fast, flexible hauling
system more satisfying in many ways than the railroad
or interurban trolley lines have been able to provide.
Now that the long drawn war is done, and peace
abides in camp and courts, we turn a moment from the
Hun to think and talk of helpful sports. No armies now
distort the maps, at the 'behest of czar or king, but we'll
still have our little scraps, our little triumphs of the ring.
While captains whooped and chargers reared, and soldiers
fired the deadly gun, a new phenomenon appeared, who
packs home bacon by the ton. This Dempsey, of heroic
name, that by another Jack was worn, has quickly gained
a healthy fame, and made a lot of cheeses mourn. Fred
Fulton, who was wont to wist that he would wear the
champeen's crown, ran up against this Dempsey's fist,
then cn the mourners' bench sat down. One moment he
was full of hope, the next in anguish dire he sat, and lean
ed against a sagging rope, and asked the crowd where he
was at. Carl Morris cried, "Alas for Fred, that one so
beautiful should fall! I'll punch this Dempsey party's
head, and stop his fooling, once for all." But Dempsey
smote that mass of beef, and found the vital place he
sought', and Carl sat down to nurse his grief, and read
just his dome of thought I like this man of swats and
biffs, this Dempsey, vigorous and strong; he's weeding
out the noisy stiffs and showing them they don't belong.
00 Per Month 5e
a systematic patrol and let
The advantages are not
proves to have a surprising range. An Akron rubber
company has hauled cotton fabric from Boston to Akron
and airplane tires from Akron to San Franciscoo, cross
ing the continent in twenty days and making an average
speed, most of the time of fifteen miles an hour. That is
much better than the freight trains can do. .
The railroads, at first hostile, have become friendly
to the conquering truck. They find that it does not hurt
theirinterests. It helps them by relieving the pressure in
times of stress; and more notoriously still .by tapping
hitherto inaccessible areas it serves as a "feeder" to the
railroads, guaranteeing them an ever-increasing volume
of business. ' . '
This mntnr frnrtsnnrf afi'rm svst.pm aill primp t,n Ore-
aajreU as to the East
j tension and gradual completion of the good roads program
nnw imt hPincr Tnr intn PffPft
HOW JUSl Deing put lniO eiititb.
There is a growing sentiment in this country, and ap
parently in other of the allied countries, in favor of leav
ing Russia to the Russians. The common ground upon
which this policy is based seems to be the realization that
outsiders do not understand Russians, and that it is as
hard to get a true insight into their real national charac
ter and aspirations as it is
jaw-breaking language. The chief objection to a "hands
off" policy, on the other hand, is a desire on the part of
the Allies to see that pro-German leaders like Lenine and
Trotskv get their mented
fear that Japan, if left alone,
trenched in the East, or that Russia may become thor
oughly Germanized, allowing the imperialists to again
intrench themselves stronger than ever, when they have
thoroughly exploited the great resources of the former
Russian empire. It is a hard problem to solve at best,
one of the most difficult confronting the Allied states'
The Salem police force
in new and natty uniforms,
as they should be.
to the city in the discharge
of law and order. Anyway Chief varney is starting nght,
and that is a good deal. s "
. Victor Berger and several other traitorous pro-Ger
man leaders of the socialist party have teen convicted by
a fearless jury, and are facing long terms in prison. This
is a good beginning but the work should be continued un
til hundreds more just like them are given their just de
"We are down and outisn't that enough?" asks the
Crown Prince. Not exactly. We must see. that they are
kept down and out. ,
By Jane Phelps.
RUTH RECEIVES THE CONGRATU
LATION 3 OP HER FRIENDS.
Arthur Mandel had seen tho an
nouncement that Brian had been ad
vanceit and decorated for his bravery
under fire; and his heart sank. Ho
knew something of the glamour such
au action must naturally havo for Ruth
as it wouid o moat women. Not that
ho begrudged his country the service
Brian had done; or that ho thought
with anything but pleasuro thut a gal
lant officer's lifo had boon saved by
his act. But. in a way, it seemed to
make. Ruth seem farther away. His
winning hor more doubtful.
Ruth hoard from Brian. Their letters
crossed. He told very simply of what
he had done to win his advancement;
making light of his danger, but show
ing in every lino his gratitude that ao
had been able to save the life of the
Ruth Bhowed the letter to her aunt.
'A very nice letter, Ruth. It shows
much fine feeling," she had comment
cd after reading it. 'He did a very
It pleased Ruth enormously to think
that her aunt praised Brian in any
way, for anything ho might havo done.
The lady ' "prejudices wore o strong,
she had so objected o him, that Ruth
took it as a good omen that she spoke
kindly of him now.
Mr and Mrs. Roberts naa to run in
that night to discuss the wonderful
news and congratulate Ruth that Brian
had come through in safety. Mrs. Cur-
tiss also called up and told how won
derful she and Mr- Curtias thought him.
All hor friends save only Arthur Man
del whom she had come to consider
friend a well a employer wore more
than kind Uvea Mrs. Livingstone wrote
Ruth a little not telling her that she
sympathised with her in her joy.
''It's queer he doesn't say something
about it, Ruth said to herself the next
morning after sho had finished talking
of the orders in the morning mail. Them
was a feeling of disappointment which
amounted almost to resentment thit
Mandel bad said aothing to her, Sure
ly he knew.
" But about eleven o'clock he passed
her desk on his way out.
"I see Mr. Hnckett has been distin
guishing himself," he said to Buth.
' Yes, isnt it wonderful t I am very,
proud of him."
And who reason," was trie reply.
accompanied by a stabbing hurt
which Ruth never dreamed.
merely local. The truck
and Middle West, with the ex-
for a foreigner to speak their
Dunishment. There is also a
may become too strongly in-
under the new, regime appears
a credit to the Capital City
hope they will also be a credit
of their duties as guardians
"If is wonderful to think he camft
out of it 'without a scratch' as he ex
pressed it," sho' roturned. Then: ''I
bopo it doesn't make him rockless."
''No I dou't think you need worry
about that. A really good soldier Is
ncvor foolishly rockless "
''Thank you.' Ruth was very pleas
ed at the implication.
That night sho told her auut what
Mandel hud said.
"Poor follow,", Mrs- Clayborne re
marked. Why 'poor follow'!" Ruth asked
with a laugh. "I know of no one to
whom that remnik is lelm applicable-"
There are many reasons to feel sor
ry for him. Ho is a man eminently fit
ted to make some wouiau very huppy;
to be very happy himself in doing so.
Yet ho leads a lonely bachelor life.
Isn't that reason enough to 'poor fel
low' him f"
'I hardly think; so, Aunt Louisa. Ho
surely could have married, had he do
sired. He is very good-looking, has
money, and besides ho has a moat at
tractive personality. No, I imagine he
remains single because ho wants to
is freer that way."
"That, or ho either hasn't met the
woman ho cares for enough to make
her his wife or she is already mar
ried." The remark went home. Ruth flush
ed crimson, and at once changed the
subject. She knew Mandel liked her,
she hoped he did not care too much.
She thought of him in such a way that
sho would hate to make him suffer; ir
know he was unhappy
Her aunt noticed tho blush and mis-
"It's a shame they aren't together
and happy,' she said to herself. 'They
are cxaetly suited to one another. Then:
"But who knows what nay nappe til
Ruth is young "
Then, "before they had hardly accus
tomed themselves to thinking of Brian
as a lieutenant, came other news
(To Be Continued)
(Capital Journal Speelal Service.)
MeAlpine, Jan.. 9. It looks as though
Jack Frost has some to stay With as
Mrs. tnd Mrs. C. B. McElhainey mo
tored t0 the Capital City Monday.
Services were held at the McAlpiae
school house during the first part of
the week by Rev. Allen.
Miss Mildred Wilkessoa of St. Paul,
Minn., hag been employed to toaeh the
MeAlpine school for the aext five
Residents of this place were shocked
Monday when they heard of the sudden,
death of Col. "Teddy" Roosevelt.
Miss Ethel King, who has been ill'
with the influenza, will soon be able
to be up end at her school work again.
The Misses Edna McElhainey and
Grace Humphreys have been spending
the past week visiting homo folks.
Theodore Fischer motored to Silver
ton and Salem Tuesday. '
Peace Representatives Are
Arriving la Paris Daily
Paris, Jan. 9. 'Premier Or-
lando and Foreign Minister
Sonnano arrived today from
Premier Lloyd-George has
been delayed until Saturday or
Sunday on account of matters
connected with British demob-
Premier Clenienceau, Foreign
Minister Pichon, Financial Min-
istcr Klotz, Andre Tardicu and '
Jules Canibou will be the
French delegates to the peace
conference, it was officially
announced today. j
Marshal Foch will partici-
pate as generalissimo of the
TWENTY ARE KILLED
(Continued from page one)
olution has begun at last. It will in
fluence the entonte ami the wholo
world. Propare for action, with rifles
loaded. Do not rest until the goal is
reached. The Ebert-Scheidoniann gov
orniucnt has been disgusting to the
whole world. Long live tho world rev
olution and international socialism."
Scheidemann Addresses Throng
At practically the same time Schei-
uemaun was aauressing a throng in
front of the reichstag building.
"This mess must end," ho Baid. 'We
must not allow tho minority to terrorize-
the majority any longet. The gov
ernment will suppress the Spartacan
movement with arms."
A voice from the crowd eried: 'Give
us the arms!"
- 'Patience," Scheidemann replied.
("Weapons will be issued this after-
rHe wUA LieMnecllt had a.
dressed and the people who had listen
ed to Scheidemann started to parade.
The rival processions collided and in
the riot scores were killed.
- Has no Verification
Washington, Jan. 9. Tho state de
partment early today had no dispatch
es bearing on ; tho rcportd killing of
twenty in the American embassy in
Berlin, It is regarded possible, that
there were some Americans there, or
that tho group may have included Span
ish diplomatic agents, handling Ameri
Federation Of Labor Makes
Agreement With Company
Washington, Jan. 9. The metal
trades department of the American
federation of Labor tdoay announced
it had made an agreement with the
Bethlehem steel, corporation. "Under
this agreement the Unions are recog
nized as representing the employes "
the American Federation of Labor
stated, ' 'and have appointed a commit
tee of five and these committees will
will represent the 13 unions involved.
Tho company who appoints a commit
tee of five and thos committees will
jointly consider matters rising out of
tho agreement. This agreement great
ly simplifies the relations between
employer and employe and is a distinct
departure from any existing proccenuM.
It is the first step taken on any larjre
scnle to link up the shop committee
with the international unions and is
likely to be extensively followed.
Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company is
the owner of the Squantum and Foro
rivcr plants at Quincy Mass, the Union
Iron Works of San Francisco, the
Sparrows Point plant at Baltimore, the
Harlan Plant at Wilmington, Del , the
Moore Plant at Elizabeth, K J., and
various smaller plants, altogether em
ploying 73,000 men. "It is bolieved
that the arrangement will create that
degree of co-operation so necessary to
Third BiMeviki Army Of
10 Regiments Is Shattered
Washington, Jan. 8. The third Bol
sheviki army of ten regiments has been
shattered according to Swedish press
advices received by the state depart
ment this afternoon. The Omsk govern
ment group is reported to have success
fully advanced past Kama and Noet
t-hftsiRg tho Bolsheviki army toward
Thirty-one thousand prisoners, many
armored trains and great quantities of
raw material and reserve supplies were
Ikvelornnejits la Kisdelon
Case Promised Soon
San Francisco, Jan. 8. Important de
velopments in the mvsterv of the death
of Patrick J. Kindelon were promised
today by special investigators of the
Southern Pacific company for whom
Kindelon wns chief of detectives. The
company's representatives probing the
mystery worked through the greater
nnrt of the night tn the theory that
Kindelon was murdered.
No motive for suicide has been ad
vanced. To support their belief thst Kindel
on was murdered the company officials
point to the fact that he had many en-
emies of the underworld.
They al refer to a previous attempt
upon Kendelon's life.
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GIVEN FURTHER TIME
State Board Of Control Insists
On Immediate Removal
The stato lird of control toila
refused to recede from its position that
the Salem Hospital association must
vacate the Salem hospital property by
next Monday or ejectment proceedings
will be instituted by the attorney gen
eral. F. Q. Deckebach. Henry Meyers, C.
A. Parks and Irwin Griffith, repre
senting the hospital association board,
mot with the state board of control
today and urged that the state board
allow the hospital association to con
tinue to use the property until after
it has had opportunity to makn nn-
other campaign to raise funds to build
a new hospital.
Mr. Ueckebach, who acted as spokes
man for the delegation, said such a
campaign for funds could not. be made
until alter tho next liberty loan drive,
which probably win -be made in -March
or April. ,
"We are up' against it and must
throw ourselves 'on your mercy," said
Both Governor Withycombe and Hoc-
leiitry or otaie vucott stood Iirm in
tho position that the stato has exer
cised every degree of leniency and pa
tience that should be expected, as It
has been more than three years since
the etate purchased the property and
nothing has been accomplished by the1
hospital association in all that time in
tho direction of making arrangements
No Effect on Influenza
It was clearly brought out by Sec
retary of State Olcott, and affirmed
by Mr. Deckebach and other members
of the delegation, that the question of
vacating tne Hospital building would
have no bearing on the influenza sit
uation iu Salem. No influenza patients
are being admitted to the hospital, and
an average of only nine urher patients
uave ocen tncre during the lust sev
eral weeks. All of these patients are
in condition to be moved. Miss Mc-
Xary, superintendent of the hospital,
reported to Dr. Steiner, miperintend-
ent or tne state nospitai which desires
to make use of the local hospital prop
erty. Dr. Steiner also explained that he
had agreed to give positions to all the
nurses employed in the local hospital
so they will not lose the time they
have put in toward securing a diploma.
"It nas oeen three years since the
state acquired that property," isaid
Dr. Steiner, "and during which thore
ha been ample time to make provision
for another hospital, but r-othing has
Deen done, if we postpone taking pos
session now, where will it end!
Mr. Deekebaeh says he wants to
make the situation so clear and forc
ible that it will awake thj people of
Salem to the need of doing something.
What more can we do than to demand
possession f If the hospital is closed up,
what mure can be done to wake the
i "The state hospital is in dire dis
tress for more room, and we need the
Salem hospital property at once, so
the legislature can make provision for
fitting the building up for ovr use."
Has Been Lenient
Governor Withycombe pointed out
that np until the recent ejectment or
der was made he stood with the hos
pital association in giving further
time for them to do something.
"But I favored the ejectment or
der," he said, "because with the ses
sion of the legislature coming on I
felt it would be trifling with the states
interests to allow further delay. Yon
ought to do something. Yon ought to
step out and vacate the premises."
Secretary of State Olcott said, while
he had the highest reepect for the mem
bers of the old board of the hospital
association and the new board, he did
not feel that the old board had used
obtain other quarters, and he did not
think it was for the state to give any
Mr. Parkg argued that more than a
year was consumed in clearing title
to. the property, so in reality it has
only been two years sinee the state
has had title to the premises, and he
said during that time war conditions
nave prevented the board from raising
funds for a new hospital.
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Thus Avoiding Imitations
PLUNGES IN WORK Of
By Robert J. Bender.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, Jan. 9. President Wilson fgv
uratively rolled up his aleovog today
and plunged into the stual work or tha
Ho conferred this moriiing with Fro
ntier Orlando and Foreign Minister Son
nino, spending the balance of the fore
noon in preparation of memoranda
which he will use at the first joint
conference of British, French, Italiaa
und American statesmen, scheduled for
On account of the work ahead, tha
president has postponed all plans for
further trips, but it is known he hopes
to .-lsit .Brussels as soon as conditions
permit. He continues to be swamped
with mail from e 11 parts of Europe.
Hundreds of letters daily contain sug
gestions regarding the. best way to ef
fect peace, form the league of nations
provont f uturo wars. Only the most inr
tercsting ones aro shown him. :
is Hivited Everywhere.
The president is being invited every
where. One -small boy in -Switzerland
wrote that ho hoped President Wilsoa
would visit his county 8-nd join hira
in playing with the toy soldiers he re
ceivcu fw Christmas.
The. president replied that he wished
he eoulc make the' visit and play sol
dier with the boy, but that ho feared
was too busy. Mrs. Wilson answers
many of the letters. Both of them have
vecived more than 8- carload of gifts,
ranging from furniture end statuary ts
rare paintings and jewelry.
The president now walks to the Am
erican offices in tho Hotel Crillon every
day. He has little timo for other ex
rcise. When he appears on the streets
hr Is genoially unrecognized except by
children, who seem able always to iden
tify him. Most of the time he wears
a soft felt hat. When riding he wears
i cap. Ho find3 relaxations in res-ding
and working. He is preparing a mem
orandum of the subjects he expects to
take up at the peace conferences per
Editor Capital Journal:
I see by the papers that the chief
of the employment service has issued
a warning to find work for returning
soldiers or there will be a long oread
line in Portland when the boys get
Well, as I am en cx soldior, pleaso
lot me suggest something. Let us feed
th(5 boys who fought for us with Bome
of the Red Cross, SaJvation army and
Y. M. C. A. funds to which we havl
so generously contributed instead of
helping people who can get along with
I know of two families that the Bed
Cross are helping that the head of one
makeg 5.50 a day and the other family
has property valued at 112,000. They
get help every month.
Txt us don't make a bread line for
tho boys. . J. M. B.
L F. Siade Re-Appointed
State Bank Examiner
E. F. Slndo, second lieutenant in the
ordnanee department of the army and
who recently received his dischs-rge waa
reappointed state bank examiner at a
salary of 2400 a year, at a meeting of
the state banking board yesterday after
noon. The action was taken oa recom
mendation of Superintendent of Banks
Will H. Bennett.
Acting on Superinten jent Bennett's
recommendation, the board also reap
pointed A. A. Schram as assistant exe
sminer at a salary 0f $1800 a year. Dor.
ing the time that Mr. Slade has been
away in military service, Mr. Schram
as been aeting as examiner.
The board approved the eleventh bi
ennial report of the banking depart
ment, which recommends that the ro- -serve
requirements of stste banks
which are members of the federal re
serve system be made to conform tet
the requirements of the federal reserve
banks. At present the stste law r
quires a larger reserve thaa does tha