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Editorial Page of The Capital Journai
January 22, 1919
CHARLES H. FISHER
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Norah, in Isben's "Doll's House" discovered that "it is
hard waitingfor a miracle." That is exactly the state in
which the world finds itself today.
Waiting for a miracle is hard. It tries men's souls,
and it tries them all the more because so many practical
work-a-day problems cannot be solved until the miracle is
accomplished. But it is to be remembered after all that
it is the miracle for which we are waiting the adjustment
of the affairs of this old world so that hereafter it can roll
around from season to season without having all its splen
did progress checked by war.
To accomplish a miracle is of necessity slow work. It
means taking the every-day, common thing that every
body is familiar with and making it an entirely new and
unfamiliar thing. It takes courage to make a miracle, for
anyone who tries to do an unfamiliar'thing with the old
tools is always under suspicion as to nis complete sanity.
Above all, it takes patience to wait fBr a miracle. the
finer the thing hoped for; the more patience is required.
And it is no common or garden miracle which is being un
dertaken over in France, but a regular old Burbank's fin
est, which is to flourish equally well in the Tropics or in
the Frozen North, and which is to make brothers or every
This miracle stuff always has a little preliminary
hocus-pocus stuff which mystifies, but the result is per
fectly plain and simple. So if all the preliminaries of the
peace conference are not published daily for our longing
eyes, it is no cause for worry. Rather we should praise
Allah that we are spared much boredom, and remember
that after all the miracle is the thing, and that it will be
accomplished, not in defiance of, or in opposition to, the
wishes of the plain people, but to their satisfaction.
So let us wait for our miracle with confidence and
patience. And if everybody does, why that will be a mir
There is no reason in he world why the business
life of Salem shouldn't be allowed to move along in its
accustomed channels now. Closing up never did any good
in the first place but has cost the community tens of thous
ands of dollars. The quarantine alone is the only reason
able weapon with which to fight the influenza epidemic,
and experiments have recently been made which indicate
that it may spread even in spite of that. However, the
encouraging feature of the situation is that the epidemic
seems less virulent than at the beginning and is very like
ly to grow lighter with a smaller percentage of mortality.
Anyone who has a bright idea for some new labor
saving device or a mechanical appliance making for great
er human emjoyment or comfort or convenience, should
get busy right away perfecting his invention. A Boston
attorney reviewing the recent report of the united btates
commissioner of patents, says that never in all- history
has there been a more propituous era for the inventor.
In Europe, particularly, where reconstruction aids are
so great and urgent, anything that will help save labor
and cost, that will tend to increase and facilitate produc
tion, is bound to find a warm reception. ' In this country,
too, the ice is broken for the use of all kinds of machinery
at home, in the office and in the factory. People turn
early to the handy device that lightens the day's task and
leaves them a little more time and a little more energy
for planning future days and enjoying recreational hours.
It is to be hoped, however, that would-be inventors
will not be encouraged by this announcement to put on
the market a greater percentage of time-wasting, space
cluttering and utterly useless appliances, than are already
there for the innocent victim to purchase, carry home ana
The industries of the Pacific Northwest have hard
sledding in the matter of legislation and freight rates. It
is a constant fierht for life. This is shown in the attempt
to write the fruit juice tax into the war revenue bill after
nnce having stricken it out. It would mean death to tne
loganberry industry because it could not bear the added
burden. esDeciallv at a time when its markets are not fully
and permanently established. Freight rates are another
constant menace to our mincer ana irun industries aim
hamper our growth and development at every stage. What
the remedy for this condition is we are frank to say we
do not know, but its cause is apparent. The country east
of the Mississippi river and south of Mason and Dixon's
line is all that congress and the big business interests con
sider. A majority of the people, in public and private life,
know little about the Northwest and care less, Our pleas
for justice fall generally on deaf ears, and even our land
legislation is framed by representatives of states that
have had no public land within their boundaries for fifty
years or more. This was indicated by the popularity in
rhA F.ast nf t.hft Gifford Pinchot idea of making virtually
one big forest reserve of the Northwest for the benefitt
of future generations, remaps we may in tune overcome
this handicap and be recognized as a part of, the United
States but it will take perseverance and mighty hard work
to accomplish it.
What to do with our shipyard workers when they re
turn mio-nt he taken ud bv the legislature. Jobs with no
labor attached and the pay anything they see fit to ask
is what these men are accustomed to. They will be out
rf nlflpp in neace time and as it seems to be the recognized
province of the state to take care of everybody it should
not overlooK tne snipyara worser. , ,
Tf thfi lpfrislature could nut through a consolidation
program that would not abolish any jobs, but possibly
create a few new ones, it would go through without a
less clashing, so much useless unhappi
ncss, hud they each really tried to see
things' as the other saw them.
All that morning at the shon Ruth
was distrait, her mind with Brian, in
stood of on her work. She had left
him "primping," as he called it, get
ting ready for Mollie 's promised Visit.
Biowly she walked homo to hsv
luncheon with her husband. She passed
several soldiers, some of them bearing
marks of the battles through which
they had passed, a leg or an, arm missj
ing. But - every one had a clear
straightforward look in their eyes, the
look Brian had when he first etine
home a look so different from the one
he had when he told ber he would not
invito Major Williams to dinner be
cause of her, her work. She recalled
how bitter was his tone when he said
that ' "over there, those fellows thought
him a man." She also recalled (al
though it had not impressed her at tli i
timej the convulsive way his hand had
closed over his cross.
Poor Brian. Why wouldn't he be
Then as she neared home there rushed
over her a desire to give np everything
and be to him all that he wanted her
to be. To win this soldier-husband
Not one thought of Mollie King came
to her as she walkod along. Not one
feeling of resentment against Brian.
She only grasped tho one vital thing:
Brian' was her husband, sho his wife;
yet slio was losing him again. That
was tlio way sho felt about it She had
lost htm before he went awcy. When
he came back to her and she had nursed
him, she folt he was- hers once more.
Now she had that terrible fooling again
that he had gone from her.
6iio rusnea into the room where e
sat, and, throwing her arms about him
"You do love me, don't you Brian?
loll mo you' love me bettor than any
one on earcn. ; men sue Durst into a
flood of tears which frightened' him.
Ho drew her head upon his breast, over
the eross, and with loving words he
Quieted her, assuring her of his love,
"Mollie didn't come," he told her
after & time. "She telephoned it was
impossible. She is still under orders,
you know." '
Tomorrow Ruth Confidos in Her
Again Plan To Attack
Fruit Juice Products
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The Masonic Temple and other prop
erty were destroyed at Sioux City, la.,
Sunday, with an estimated loss of (tf
Five thousand sailors were called out
to combat tho flames that destroyed the
naval training station at Pelham Bay,
N. Y., Sunday.
According to a late ruling, 400 Jap
anese who enlisted in the United
States army may apply for and ob
tain citizenshio in the United States.
Soveral thousand citiens joined 100
soldiers in a riot at Des Moines, Iowa,
Sunday, when a traffic officer arrested
a soldier for disorderly conduct.
By Jane Phelps.
RUTH EEVIEWS HER LITE
By Wall Mason
PUTTING IT OFF.
If things were always done just in the nick of time,
i we all would have more fun, there'd be less grief and
crime. "When comes tomorrow's dawn," I hear the voter
talk, "I'll sprinkle ashes on that dad-blamed icy walk. I
know you fret and chafe, because I put if off; I know it
isn't safe for any guy or toff. But I am tired tonight, I
have no strength or pep, my headache is a fright, I will
not stir a step. I labored in the mart, . throughout the
long sad day, and I've a broken heart and whiskers turn
ing gray. My hours of toil are through, and here I sit
and rock; I am too tired to strew cheap ashes on the walk."
Meanwhile some worthy gent goes toiling up the street;
on urgent errand bent, he wields his trenchant feet. He
strikes the glary walk where asbes are not strewn, then
falls around a block beneath the wintry moon. His tuck
ers and his bibs are .spoiled, that once were fine; he's
caved in all his ribs, and spoiled a useful spine. And when
he's borne away upon a cellar door,' I hear that voter say,
the while he walks the floor, "Ah, me, and eke ah, you!
My soul is stained with crime ! Why did I fail to strew the
ashes there in time?" His tears are all in vain, struck is
the hour of fate; he would be safe and sane, when it is
inst inn late! . I
Ruth tossed uneasily all night long,
But when morning broko she had come
to no decision rcgnrding Mollio King,
how to prevent her coming to Brian.
Insensibly she realized that Mollio felt
froo to come to lain because of their
experience overseas, and ulao because
she could come as nurse in a seiiRO.
Brian had seemed o happy to know
she was back. It could mean but one
thing; that he was still interested in
her, if not in love. 8o Kuth thought,
and so was miserable
' Oh, dear, the world's all wrong!"
she sighed as she tried to put Moflie
from her mind and failed. That sho
might be wrong, aud the world right,
never seemed to occur to her. What she
did was for the comfort of all. Why
couldn't Brian seo it
At breakfast he was still in a happy
mood, while Buth was, if anything,
growing hourly more miserable. Neithor
was it entirely due to thoughts of Mol
lio King. In some way, she was begin
ning to fool that she must bo in the
wrong. That she had not boon able to
hold him niaka him happy proved it.
Yet in what had she failed!
Surely sho had done all any wife
could do and more. Sho had been true
and faithful; she bad worked to make
them comfortable so she pretended to
herself; she had never cared for any
one but Brian; and now he bIio were
neither of them happy.
It was harder to leave him with that
expectant look on his face, than it had
been the day before when ho had al
most sulked. Yet, even so, it again was
not entirely because of Mollie King; it
was the feeling that she, his wife, had
in some way failed him- Failed the
man, the nolilicr whose fearlessness had
brought him recognition.
Had she failed himt And in what
Thero was in Buth a vein of senti
ment, a love of romance, which she
pecially of Brian's viowpoint. That
ho, too, was full of romance, sentiment
and had hidden it, from hor to a great
degree because of his fooling that Bhe
eared more for her work than for him,
she had no way of knowing. So they
had stumbled on, from almost the very
If Brian and Ruth could have talkod
over things calmly, quietly dissecting
their differences, each trying to get the
other's viewpoint there might have
been a different story to tell. But
Briun's impatience, what Kuth called
his "determined unreasonableness"
had prevented this, int fact had made
it impossible. Not that Kuth was not
stubborn, too she was. : Yet they
might have avoided a great deal of use-
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Spring iid. Mum., U. S. A.
Washington, Jan. 22., Oregon fruit-
growers are not satisfied with the ton
tative agreement of tho senate and
house conferoos on the revenue bill to
place a tax of 10 por cent on the grosj
sales of all fruit and berry juices, al
though it is a reduction of 90 per cent
of the tax fixed in the bill as passed
by the house. Beprcsentative Hawley
therefore conferred with Senators Mo
Nary, Jones of Washington, and Smoot,
presenting the contention of Oregon
growers that such a tax will destroy a
very important industry. The senators
agreed with him that there should be a
further reduction of the tax, in pur
suance of which Senator McNary will
appear before the conferees tomorrow
Secretary of Interior Lane sent a
letter to Senator McNary today disap
proving tho latter '8 bill authorizing tho
secretary of war to acquire arid, swtmp
and loggod-off lands with a view to
providing homes as well as employment
for returned soldiers, war workers and
Bed Cross workers.
Secretary Lane objects to hiving any
land development work transferred
from the interior department to the
war department and says that the pur
pose sought bv. the McNary bill will bt
served by other legislation now pend
ing before congress1
Tho people of ITmatilla county are
going to vote on a $500,000 road bond
issue in March.
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