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CHABLES H. FISHEB
Editor nd Publisher
January 23, 1919
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the trees were cut down. The same is likely to be true of
a well. The moral is, preserve the grove around your
spring or well. If there are no trees plant them. The
more the better.
JU 10 move Uie Slate aCClUtJIll 'ultory way in which before the w(
tland, just as the fish and!?4 canned the ews. it was
i ? , n. , , . , , . buppose he failed J Failed in his
nave been established in that feoa, so failed also t0 make hom
THE DAILY CAPITAL JCTJBNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau. Of Circulation!
BEN FRANKLIN AND THRIFT.
The birthday of Benjamin Franklin was chosen as a
fitting day on which to inaugurate the sale of the new W.
S. S. because Ben is supposed to be the ideal apostle of
Thrift and worthy as an example.
"Poor Richard!" How rich he was in pithy sayings
and good advice ! How young and innocent children have
been bored to extinction by being forced to read about the
man who "Paid too dear for his whistle," and that other
suspicious character who had an "axe to grind." How
many times have painstaking, sticky fingers disfigured
the page 01 a natea copy dook wun ine MKy assertion
that "Health makes wealth," "Early to bed," and all that
dear old rot.
"Oh. B. F. was the best example of thrift we have
had, all right enough, and may his name be praised and
his picture appear on the w. s. . worm witnout ena:
But while the children are being told about him, the les
son will be worth nothing unless it is shown the only rea
son "Poor Richard's" thrift amounted to anything is that
it got him somewhere. Franklin did not save for the pur-
pose of accumulation, put ior tne purpose 01 expansion.
It is easy to waste small sums. The penny saved will
truly buy just as much as the penny earned. But better
the penny wasted on a riotous gumdrop than saved with
out a definite idea of spending it later. Benjamin Franklin
knew this better than most people. He may have been
the Thrift Club ideal, but it's just as much because he
practiced the art of spending as because he preached the
habit of saving.
WOODS AND WATER.
The spread of forestry knowledge has made the pub
lic familiar with the value of forest preservation. Nearly
everybody knows that woods, besides providing a timber
supply, serve as sponges to catch and hold moisture,
thereby helping to provide a uniform supply of water the
year round. But this fact is generally thought of only
on big scale, as applying to large areas. The individual
farmer or other property-owner seldom tries to adopt the
principle to the use of his own family.
The department of agriculture, in one of its bulle
tins, points out that almost any wood lot, even a small
one, may be serviceable in this way. Nearly everyone has
observed springs in the woods which were full of water
while they were surrounded by trees, but went dry when
By Walt Mason
A bill has been introduced to move the state accident
commission's offices to Portland,
game warden's headquarters
city. It seems the plan of the Portland "boosters" to
build up the state by forcing the location of every indus
try in that city. This move to take the accident commis
sion is only part of the program to fove the capital piece
meal, since the state constitution prohibits its being mov
ed bodily. We have frequently called attention to the
favorite pastime of the Portland hustlers who throw a
fit of delirious joy whenever they succeed in enticing an
infant industry to pack up and leave some enterprising
Oregon town to make its home in Portland. This is the
one big reason .why Calif ornia and Washington have
grown in wealth and population so much more rapidly
than Oregon has. Portland, to be frank, is the greatest
obstacle in the way of state development at the present
was dressed for business.
She watched Brian covertly as he
read his paper. She noted the Bewi
strength in his face, thought she eonld
read new purpose in the very way he
read his moraine psper. His concen
tration was so different from the des
ultory way in which before the war he
I triots who play the political game of
it if she "stood out from under," as
he once, in the long ago, had expressed
The thought made her turn hot then
cold, bhe would then have lost her po
would she find another where she
would be so happy and contented,
where she would be trested with the
consideration Arthur Mandel had ac-
Editor Capital Journal: Among side-
home theilicrt... nn l.A lntlatiira n.-liiff, ia hnov
place he seemed to think he could makej ,. . . , .
j'flwnig uiug against uwaiirvisai ttliu
syndicalism and revolutionists in gen
eral will you allow a few words against
these same manifestations in high
places. A business man approached two
Too well she knew that never !meme" tne R's'ature in the in-
icresi oi me common mass or taxpay
ers and in the interest of fan ,ay
and they informed him how much he
jmust put up to get such a law enact
jcd. He asked them to introduce a bill
think of now; for his sake they must' ' ,ii v;j .v k
keep going at least decently. I .,;.. ,monntin(T V 5nn r
over. This is the Jaw of Multnomah
anta-bolshevism. Special places bav
been created for the unemployed poor
members of rich men's families. Tha,
ik privileged class are aetine as though.
! this was their 'last chance to ride ea-
uie neens l uv ui&puvcrs uu &ra
making the moet of their opportunity.
The republican party in Oregon has
won some deserved victories but is
certainly in a fair way to wipe itself
from the pages of political history per
manently if it docs not make a differ
ent record from the 'general program a
COL. E. HOFEtf.
BOLSHEVISM AMONG THE
It is the intention to open up the city Monday and
this is the proper thing to do. Other means than going
out of business and quitting work must be found for
fighting the influenza epidemic. The most effective of
these weapons is the quarantine which should be enforced
rigidly as long as there is a case m the city. The individ
ual may help, too, by looking after his own health and
keeping himself in fit condition to resist disease germs.
These things should be borne in mind because we may
have a return visit of the epidemic, no matter what pre
cautions we take and the public should be prepared for
such an emergency should it come. Remember that the
quarantine is the only means of fighting the influenza
that all physicians and all health officers are agreed up
on as an effective measure, no matter how much they
may disagree as to the epidemic in other respects.
Then came another thought1,! She
would lose Rachel. Dear old Mcinmy
who made everything so comfortable
for her, and who idolized the baby. A
wave of the old repugnance swept over
county and also of all first class school
districts and there is no good reason
why every eountv should not advertise
for competition when it buys road ma
tier as sue tuougnt or again washing ,ehincrv or order, a new set of blank
dishes ana wiping up floors, fane hud, books or steed vaults for the court
It is time to begin to get together to place Salem on
the map in more ways than one. It should be a year of
great prosperity and progress and we are entitled to our
share only if we go out after it. The postponed meeting
of the Commercial club should be held and that organiza
tion should be placed on a better footing than it has ever
had and kept there. It is the instrument through which
the community should work for up-building and betterment.
About next week the legislature will get down to the
real business of the session, the work so far having been
largely of a preliminary nature. The real measures which
will finally be enacted more than likely have not yet been
German merchantmen are to be pressed into service
to carry American soldiers back to the United States and
carry food to Germany. The Germans will probably take
as much satisfaction in one of these two purposes as in the
The influenza epidemic seems to have done what all
agitation against lobbying could not do. It has abolished
Uregon's perennial legislative lobby.
By Jane Phelps.
EUTH IS A BIT DISMAYED AT
WHAT SHE IS TO DO.
Brian had just breathed the words
I hope" when Ruth had said she
wished she might meet his friend
"Oh, come and feed our faces," the abject Germans
whine; m countless Prussian places men have no chance
to dine: their kultured works are hollow, they have no
roasts to swallow, no pie or cake to follow,- and neither
beer nor wine. Americans!" they bellow, pray feed the
Germans first; we know we're punk and yellow, but feed
us till we burst; send on your cooks and waiters and feed
our yawning craters with beef and yams and taters, and
kraut and liverwurst" Oh, chee, if I were bossing this
graft of dishing grub, no pies would I be tossing to any
Prussian dub, till all the other critters were given cakes
and fritters,. ice cream and stomach bitters, and grape
juice by the tub. I'd say to Fritz and Heinie, "Shoost
vait! The waiting's good; you get no morsel tiny of rich,
uplifting food, till all the other nations have had abund
ant rations; so can your lamentation, and saw a rick of
wood. You lose at every clatter when you appeal to me;
for you're a whole lot fatter than hungry men should be;
your fat's in folds and creases, and yet you bring valises to
carry off the pieces of all the grub you see. My first chore
will be feeding my friends, heroic souls; they'll get the
bread they're needing and soup in flowing bowls; and you,
the licke the beaten, may come when they have eaten the
doughnuts crisp and wheaten, and gather up the holes."
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the men with whom ho had fought over
seas, and whoso society he seemed to
trtvo. But Ruth had heard, and she
had all she could do to keep from
throwing-hcr amis around her husband
and telling him that if her work stood
between them in any way it nocd not
any longer; that sho had decided to re
main tt homo and take care of the
homo while ho took tare of hor. But she
glimpsed his tired face and restrained
herself. There wag mueh to tell, much
to talk about. Khe would wait until
After breakfast at which she had
worn one of her charming negligees, a
costume she rarely wore now save on
Sunday, but which in the first days of
their married lifo she affected when in
the house she remarked:
"1 huvo a lot to tell you after break
s "Why the fluffy ruffles this morn-
uigt Don't you feel wellf"
"Perfectly. Do you like my fownf-''
"It's great! A woman never looks so
well as when she dresses in some soft,
clingy thing like that. The color is very
becoming too. If women only knew how
much better they looked in such clothes
they never would wear mannish things
at let when a man was around."
"The women who did war work sll
wore mannish costumes."
"Yes, and they looked all right for
that kind of work. They were woader
fuL But if they let themselves get the
habit, and go en wearing mannish
things, there will be wore old msids
than the loss of men tnakea necessary.
Men lis to women to ape them in any
thing." Kuth smiled at his outburst. She
know only too well what his ideas were
as regarded women who in any way pa
raded their independence; who even
were of the independent variety. While
she knew that Brian would probably re
pudiate the suggestion, yet the eling-ing-vino
sort of woman was really the
woman ho admired as a wife.
Then came another thought. She
er sadly, a she wondered if she could
learn to "cling." It ws so foreign to
her aatsre, so anlike the life ah had
led the last few yemrs. -As unlike as
was the dainty fluffy morning gown to1
the severe tailor-made costume she
usually wore at breakfsct because she
saved quite a sum, Brian had also saved house. As all counties are huying road
machinery such a law would bring the
latest and most improved road machin
ery before them instead of sending a
member of the county court to Portland
to be given joy rides and feasted at
hotels to make a sale. This privilege is
something. But Buth knew the cost of
living. The high cost of all that was
needed in the household. It would take
some tinio for Brian to establish him
self Kain, If only he had waited and
not tnken that horrid, dingv office.
Perhaps he could sublet it and take the sometimes extended to the whole court
one she had looked at. She had given and all the members go to Portland
up the option but perhaps it was still! and even other cities and have a good
vacant. I time at public expense, when the ad-
She longed, yet dreaded, to have the! vertisement for sealed bids would
breakfast over. She almost wavered inuring all the manufacturers into the
her determination to leave Mandel l'hone fe'l to try out their machinery
whe-n the thought of how she would. before the whol community. This bus
miss, her work swept over her. The',lncss man was skd 1000 t0 n8v this
lovclv stuffs, sceine the plans for 01 8 law lnicn is a gooa law ior
EQUALS WOKLD'S EE COED.
Charles Leith, who equaled the
world's trapshooting doubles record by
breaking 96 out of 100 targets in Port
land Inst Sunday, was in the city Tues
day from his furm. He reports the high
water in his section covering some oC
the farms but will do little damage it
it subsides soon. AVoodburn takes much
pride in having one of the best shots ia
the country and looks forward to Mr,
Leith making further good records.
Those are the boys whom the govern
ment likes to encourage and who were)
little relished by the Hung in the U4
war. Woodburn Independent.
Congressman Mann, Repub
lican Majority Leader
beautifying some old mansion grow un
der her hands. It was not going to be
cEy for her.
She would miss Mandel with his kind
thought of her; LaMontc, who always
deferred to her judgment ; Miss Swe,ef
her littlo blond secretary, who although
not always efficient, was invariably
pleasant, sometimes even cmnsing; the
old cleaning woman with "her cheery
"good mornin' Mis'; the doorman's
smile o.s he touched his hat. It would
be like citfting out a piece of hcr life.
Multnomah county) enacted for the
benefit of the whole state. An ex-legislator
who has had experience in such
matters put the price higher. He want
ed 1000 dowa and $1500 after the
till passed. '
The committee on consolidation of
useless commissions and state boards
and offices that duplicate each other
submits a modest report in the form of
six bills and say8 the plan reported by
the commission on consolidation will
not be presented because officialism
is too strong and admits the six bills
if you are. What's this wonderful
story yon have to tell." Brian Inter
rupted her cogitations, then put his arm
about her waist as they walked from
Tomorrow Euth Tolls Brian he Has
Besigned Her Position.
"Well come on, dear! 'I'm through Uffered aro only for a target and to
tnrow oust in the eye8 of the people,
not expecting any of them to pass, al
though Mr. Carkin of the house says
it would reduce the numoer of polit
ical soft snaps from 250 to 40, save
considerable money to the state and
not impair its efficiency. It is a joke
and none of the six billg will even be
considered seriously. There is a gener
al willingness to override and set
aside the six per cent limitation enact
ed by the people, as if an annual increase-
of six dollars On the $100 that
officialism now costs was not increase
enough to avert bolshevism. There is
a general program to raise salaries and
load more political hacks on the state
Fat places are being framed for a hun
dred or moro of the loud mouthed pa-
- Ths Journal J(b Department
will print yon anything la ths
stationery linedo it right and
save you real money.
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Who has announced his candi
dacy for Speaker of the House In
the next Congress, whlch will ba
controlled by the Republicans.
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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 hour 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
memoryor 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