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CHARLES H. FISHEB
Editor and Publisher
January 24, 1919
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
THE SOLDIER'S TRANSITION.
It is hard for the soldier, at best, to make the tran
sition from army life back to civilian life from military
duties to an industrial or commercial job. And apparent
ly Uncle Sam, whom he served so faithfully, has not been
doing any too much toward making it easier for himr The
assistant director-general of the federal employment ser
vice writes, in the United States Employment Service Bul
letin: "The soldiers let go are being mustered out on a few
days' notice, with no advance of pay, given in money the
cost of transportation to their homes, free to buy tickets
wherever they please. Already they are turning up in
the cities, improvident, broke, away from home, without
work, applicants for civilian relief. Many of them don't
want work yet. Many others are unwilling to undertake
the 'day-labor' jobs, which alone they can find. There is
every prospect that unless remedial measures are prompt
ly taken the sight of stranded, workless, moneyless sol
iders will be common throughout the land."
Certainly this is wrong. . It is unfair to the men and
'dangerous to the community The federal labor, bureau
does what it can to find jobs for the soldiers when they
get back home; but it cannot find jobs for all of them, and
only too many get into serious difficulty after reaching
home, or even on the way home.
It seems as if the country which those men served so
faithfully ought to be able to look after them more ef
fectively during this period, or else turn them loose with
I'll! 1 A if 1 1 1
a utile extra pay to uae tnem over.
Those United States senators are a funny lot ! They
always wanted the president to keep his hands off legisla
tion and let them alone, until he apparently took them at
their word and left the country. Now they are pleading
for his return m order to tell them how to enact legisla
tion that will keep the country from going to the bow
wows during the demobilization and reconstruction period.
Michigan's first female jury distinguished itself. The
case was one of intoxication. Two male juries heard the
case and failed to agree, and then as a last resort a
woman's jury was empanelled. '
' The women listened to the same testimony the men
had heard, and then they sniffed two empty bottles al
leged to have contained hard cider. That settled the mat
ter. The women retired to the jury room and emerged
in twenty minutes with a verdict of "guilty."
. It is evident on the face of it that in this particular
case, at least, the women neither allowed their understand
ing to be confused by conflicting testimony or legal argu
ment, nor did they waste time in futile discussions as
their sex is often reputed to do. They were not interested
in precedents and technicalities and theories. They
siezed upon the facts and dealt with them summarily
which is one of the disconcerting ways that women have.
Maybe women are not out of place in a courtroom
1 1 gs? I
ioned one fo the old-time parties in
"The Village," where Brian used to
go. A party of men and girls, all bent
on having a good time in as unconven
tional a manner as possible. Could it be
tnat Brian, her wonderful soldier hiis-
bond, had gone back to that frivolity t
nuan t tne war. the experiences tnru
which he had passed, made him long for '
bigger things better ways to spend his
time, more intelligent companions In J
the ''village" most of the so-called in-j
iciieciuais were posseurs so Ruth
thought. In reality she knew so little
of them she was not able to separate
the true from the false, the real from
"Major Williams and some of the
boys who fought together met at
Kocne's and talked over old times
they seem like old times," ho added
wearily, then, with more animation.
They are a great bunch, from the Ma
jor down to Tim Morris, the private who
We would suggest that one reason why Pacific High
way paving costs more than paving on such county roads
as that leading from this city to Silverton is that it
is of a far better quality. The Salem-Silverton road
looks as if it would last about two years before it will be i!?r"edJis ftriPcs b V0 He Veea
, j. J i . i j itaem save aB a mark of what a brave
necessary 10 reounu n. jl course, tne county snouiu
build good roads cheaper than the state does because it
has its own paving plant, and eliminates contractors' pro
fits and much overhead expense. Why the state highway
commission does not do its own work is probably because
it would cost a vast sum to acquire the plants and property
necessary to carry on the work on a large scale in twenty
different parts of the state at once. Possibly, it might
pay the state at that to spend a million dollars or more
for equipment in order to lay pavement on the roads at
cost, just as the county does. They could not do it as
cheaply as Marion county is doing the work, however,
as the state highway wTork is of a much higher standard
and will probably prove cheaper in the .long run than roads
of the Salem-Silverton type. In some other places the
county seems to have done excellent work.
Kubli, of Portland, has a bill before the legislature to
"investigate" the federal government for refusing to
continue paying war prices for wooden ships it now has
no use for. Kubli is probably the only man in the United
States who doesn't know why the government is through
with its war emergency contracts.
The kaiser is growing a beard. Which indicates that
he may be contemplating leadership of the Bolsheviks.
By Walt Mason
THE WRONG TOOL.
Since first the kaiser donned his crown his talk had
been of swords; he gloried in his war lord frown, and
dreamed of marching hordes. A sword is but a useless
tool, used in no honest trade; and no one but a knave or
fool prefers it to a spade. There is no sane, uplifting job
in which a sword's required, and any fiery sword-struck
swab is sure to make me tired. Had Wilhelm clamored
for a hoe, when he secured his throne, he might not now
be clothed in woe, an outcast, sad, alone. Instead of send
ing submarines to show new curves in crime, he might
have hoed his stringless beans, admired in every clime.
Behind his Potsdam Under trees he might have had a
patch of stringless beans or early peas that would be hard
to match. By toiling for an hour or two, each morning,
briskly, there, he might have won the ribbon blue at state
or county fair. Had he insisted on a saw as emblem of
his power! But no, he must have sword to draw, and
flourish by the hour. He did not wish to hew the elm in
useful two-foot length; the sword must advertise ; his
realm, its majesty and strength. And now he has no
realm to boost, he cannot use his sword; he's perched up
on his lonely roost, dishonored, weary, bored.
"' Bolshevik agents are said to' be working in the Unit
ed States in large numbers, mostly through union labor
organizations, and confidently expect to sieze and over
turn the government. The-reports of the activity of these
anarchists are no doubt well-founded, but need not give
any unnecessary alarm. The people of this country are
slow to arouse, just as they-were before the war when
German agents were stirring up all kinds of trouble, but
when they do act it is in a most thorough manner, as the
kaiser is well aware by this time. Some day the Bolshe
vik agents will become too active, and when the reckon
ing is over those who survive will be glad to get back to
the darkest corners of the old world where they belong.
Literally, the former kaiser is taking the advice of
a once-famous American politician for the proper thing
to do at critical and uncertain times: "Say nothing and
saw wood. t
lad he was. He 'a blind, and has lost
a leg. He was the gayest one in the
crowd. I guess he thought we would
pity him if lie let up a minute, so he
kept us laughing all through dinnor."
"I wish I might meet somo of those
wonderful friends of yours. "A sigh of
relief at knowing where he had spent
the evening, fluttered between her
'You never will I hope (inaudibly)
But I must go to bed I'm all in."
(Tomorrow Ruia Is a Big Dismayed
b.i wnar, one j.s To Do).
SCOnS MILLS ITEMS
THESE, the United States National bank is
always, ready to welcome. The size and
.strength of this institution indicates the scope
of service available.
If the consolidation bills go through as introduced
about all the voters of the state will have to do will be to
watch the appointees of the governor spend their money
By Jane Phelps. '
BRIAN GOES TO A DINNER GIVEN
BY MAJOR WILLIAMS.
Wkon Ruth reached home she found
a note pinned oa hor cushion. Brian had
written it after she left.
'I shall not bo home for dinner, so
do not wait." That was all. Big tears
of disappointment filled her eyes. Then,
too, she feared lie was not well enoueh
to remain out so long.
"Rachel, what tune did Mr. Hack-
ett go out today!" she went into tho
kitchen to inquire.
"lie went soon as he had his lunch.
'Do you know where ho went I"
Ruth had forgotten he had told her he
was going down to the old office, for
Ths tortures and discomforts of
weak, lams and arking- back, swollen
feet and limbs, weakness, diuineas,
nausea, as a rule hare their origin in
kidney trouble, not "female complaints."
These general symptoms of kidney and
bladder disease ars welt known o is
Next tiuis you feel a twinge of paia
In the back or are troubled with head
ache, indigestion, insomnia, irritation
In the bladder or pain iu the Inins and
lower abdomen, T" will find quick and
wire relief in GOLD MEDAL Haarlem
Oil Cupsules. This old and tried rem
edjr for kidney trouble and allied d
rancpuif nta has stood the test for mm
dreila of years. It does the work.
1'ains and troubles vanish and new life
and health will ruoie aa yon continue
tlieir e. Whea completer rstwei
to your usual vigor, continue taking a
eaps'tl or vo each dav.
tiOl.D MK DA I, Haarlem Oil'ap'
ule are impnrtfd frntn the hitxiralo
ries at Haarlem. Holland. D ot ac
cept ubstitute la sealed boxes,
a bit. and so eho had asked Rachel She
would not have dreamed of questioning
any other servant, but sho looked upon
her olu mammy as one of tho family
and felt no compunction over the fam
''No, 'deed, Missv, he didn't tell me
nothin'. just talked to the tolephon'
then wont away " Rachel always called
it talking to. tho telephone.
"Do you know who telephoned "
"No I was too busy I didn't listen
Ruth repressed' a smile at the old
negress' navietc, but soon forgot to be
amused. Where could Brian bet And
could it have been Mollie King who tel
ephoned! It was too aggravating.
She ato her lonely dinner that is,
she made a pretense of eating it. As
it grew late he became worried, anx
ious for fear something had happened
"1 couldn't stand that," she reprc-
catcd. "I couldn't! He isn't strong yet
tie might have fainted or been injur
ed." In her anxiety she conjured np
all sorts of evils which might have oc
curred. Motor cars were no respecters
of persons; his cross of honor would
not savo htm from their revolving
wheels if he were too slow in getting
out of the way. She would have tele
phoned, had she known whom to call,
or had she any idea where he might
be found. Just as she was desperately
considering calling up the police she
heard his key in the door and he came
He sank wearily into a chair as she
asked where he had been, and why he
hadn 't left word so she would not wor
ry. She kissed him with passionate fer
vor, thankful that he was safe at home,
even though he did look tired.
"You look completely used up,
dear." She drew her fingers through,
his hair, letting them eome to rest on
his eheek, "I have been so anxious." !
"Why should yod be anxiousf" the
words sounded curt,, but his voice was
pleasant, simply detached, as if he saw
no reason why she' should worry.
''How eould I help beina anxionsf
You aren't well yet, the doetor said
you-must go slow, you remember. It is
almost midnight, and"
"What if it kf I eouldnt get back
before, very well. It might have brok
en up the party."
Scotts Mills, Or., Jan. 24., (Caoital
Journnl Special Service.) Our school is
again in session. The pupil who was
taken sick while at Bchool, with strong
symptoms of influenza, is much hotter
and no one else having taken it, the
scaro, ns far as Bchool is concerned, is
Mr. Fred Howe attended the funeral
of Mr. and Mrs. John Millcr at Salem
Tho funeral of Mrs. Harry Adkins,
who died of influenia in a Portland
30 mo?s-so?s COUGH
hospital, was held at Scotts Mills at 11
o'clock Sunday, conducted by F. C
Harris. The sympathy of all go out to
the bereaved ones, especially to the hus
8. L. Fruzier and daughter Florence,
Miss Edna White and Alden White mo
tored to Salem Saturday, returning in
Mr. Jim Lawrence is busy clearing a
part of his farm. He will furnish, in
part, the community dryer with cord
wood for tho coming year.
J. E. Coulson lost a valuable horse
Saturday evening. Dr. Kecler of Salem
was summoned but it was too late to
save the animal's life.
Richard White has been very sick
with influenza at Hermiston, Or. Ho
was taken sick while there on & visit.
He has been sick five weeks and is not
able yet to get home.
Mrs. Cora Jennings of this place is
reportod sick with pneumonia at Port
land. ' : . '' .
J. A. Taylor, F. W. Bartholomew and
C. A. Addlemcn were business visitors
at Salem on Friday. '
Loland white has been mustered ont
of the service and is working in a ship
yard in Los Angeles.
C. A, Addleman motored to Silverton
Wednesday to tako some parties to the
W. L. Tsylor is better but not able to
sit up yet. - '
JOURNAL WANT ADS PAY
DRASTIC FLTJ MEASURES IN
Tacoma, Wash, Jan. 24. "If yoa.
sneeze, please leave tho theater. By
order of the board of health."
"For God's sake be careful."
This ig the wording of three slide
that Mayor Riddoll today is asking
moving picture theater managers t
run in their theaters while the influ
enza epidemic continues.
The proposal to name tho new na
tional park in the King River canyoa
the "Roosevelt National Park" hat
the approval of all Californians.
Roy A. Privett, who enlisted in tba
army at Pendleton in 1917, is dead of
pneumonia at Langley Field, Va.
A" Nutritious Diet for All Agea.
Quick Lunch; Home or Office,
OTHERS ara IMITATIONS
A Thousand Yous
When you pick up your morning or afternoon news
paper and glance over the advertising you quite uncon
sciously multiply yourself a thousand times.
In half or three-quarters of an liour you can, meta
phorically speaking, visit every progressive store in town.
You virtually poke your head into every department, of
every department store. You run' into the florist's, the
confectioner's, the oculist's, the leading groceries, banks
theatres, all the various places that supply, the things-that
make this the twentieth century and life worth the living.
Here is a greater choice in clothing, food, furniture, books
pictures, musical instruments, travel, entertainment, op
portunities for investment, the service of public utility
corporations than any monarch of old could command.
It would easily take a thousand yous, traveling hard
all day, to find out for yourself what the advertisements
tell you in a few minutes morning or evening.
They deserve your attention. They deserve your con
fidence. Without them, without the progressive spirit of
the merchants and manufacturers who back them, the
great abundance of things you now enjoy would be a
memory or something still to be realized. Without ad
vertising the prices you would have to pay for many of
the necessities you now buy for a few pennies would make
a dollar look like a snow ball on the kitchen range.
Read the advertisements. Read them for your own
information and advantage. Read them to encourage the
advertisers who are making these better things possible
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