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CHARLES H. ITSHEB
Editor and Publisher
Jauary 27, 1919
Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
Address All Communications To
136 S. Commercial St.
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to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this is the only tray
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Bl before 7:30 o'clock and a paper will be sent you by spocial messenger if the
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SALEM NEWSPAPER CIRCULATION.
be a perfect little housewife. Not that
I mean to be humble, but I am going
to let you earn the ruony from now oa.
I shall keep you busy, and myself, too,
spending it." Her tone was light, but
she had a tightening in her throat
which threatened tears.
"Really, Ruth do you mean it at
hKitf Why, girlie, I have dreamed of
this in the trenches. Dreamed that some
day you would be satisfied with me and
the homo I could give you. I will
make it up to you some way I will,
Ruthf I swear it." !
"1 know you will, Brian,' 'she said:
softly, surreptiously wiping her eyesJ
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
CHILD LABOR DAY.
The observance of January 24 by the synagogues, of
January 24th by the by the churches and January 25th by
the schools all over this country as Child Labor Day is
the opening move in the campaign for the extension of
education as the greatest factor in sound Americanism.
How can a child of six years go to school when he
works for eleven hours in a factory, mine or mill? Prob
ably the night schools would best meet his need. He can
not be so very tired at night!
This question may not appeal very forcibly to the peo
ple of Oregon, because we do not have the curse of child
labor to any extent in this state. One reason, perhaps, is
that we are not rated as an industrial factory state. But
there are other states where child labor is sapping the
foundations of citizenship and we are all interested as
citizens of a common nation.
Federal interference in the matter of employment
has been protested as unnecessary on the plea that "the
states can look after the matter themselves." ; They can
but they don't. For instance, how many people who read
this editorial, or hear of "Child Labor-Day",. will know
whether the state they live in protects or exploits its little
ones? t, .
It is the function of this special day to answer this
question. To many people it may come as a shock to hear
that in North Carolina there are nearly one thousand
children between the ages of six and ten who work reg
ularly eleven hours a day, and that unfortunately such a
state of affairs is not confined to North Carolina.
How can we honestly preach freedom to the nations
abroad when we permit the slavery of the helpless? How
' can we urge upon struggling democracies American ideals
as a standard, when they mean so little to us that thous
ands of little children daily are denied the right to that
education which alone can fit them for self-government?
Our democracy is no stronger than its weakest point
Its future lies in the hands of our children. If we bring
up one lot of these as pitiful toilers, robbed from then-
cradles of every right of childhood, what will our pnn
ciples stand for with them? If we bring up another lot,
more fortunate by the mere accident of birth, to believe
that enslavement of their poor is just what shall they
know of true democracy?
It is time that Child Labor came home to every citizen
of the United States in its real importance, and until
we rid our country of this injustice, it is well that Child
Labor Day should be observed as an anniversary of
We had expected that the end of he war would see
a falling off of newspaper circulation. This, however,
has not been the case with the Daily Capital Journal.
Conforming to the government regulations we have
pruned our list of free copies and newspaper exchanges
and enforced the strict payment of subscriptions. This
was necessary to conserve the news print supply in or
der that there would be enough to go around. This scar
city still exists and newspapers generally are keeping up
the restrictions voluntarily in order to protect each other, "And, dear, there is nothing t0 make
so that those most fortunate in the matter of news print S?JsS t& 2&
suppiy snail not roD tneir leuow puonsners oi tne ma
terial necessary for the conduct of their business.
The Daily Capital Journal passed the 5000 circulation
mark without any solicitation, and in spite of these neces
sary restrictions in the closing weeks of the war. It has
been unable since to lower the mark.
The records of the Audit Bureau of Circulation, which
we keep, show a circulation of 5090 Friday and 5175 on
Saturday of last week. City of Salem Circulation Satur
day evening was 2737. Every day th s month the to al
distribution has been exceeding the 5000 mark. '
This is only of public interest, inasmuch as it indicates
to the people of Salem that they have a daily newspaper
which far exceeds in circulation that of any other paper
in the state outside the city of Portland. Possibly this
fact indicates the steady growth of the capital city in
business and population. The Daily Capital Journal had
a daily circulation of less than 2000 when the present pub'
lisher came into control of it.
A VICTORY FOR THE PRESS,
By Walt Mason
THE GRIEF HOG.
There is no trouble here below for oridnary mortals;
ex-kaiser Bill has cornered woe, and we have naught but
chortles. The kaiser always was a pig, when he was busy
reigning; ulness he got the portion big, he sat around
complaining. And now that he's no longer chief, he's
hogged the stock of sadness, he's cornered all there is of
grief, and we're condemned to gladness. I try to dig up
some despair, but there is none to gather; the kaiser s
got it in his lair, he has the whole blamed slather. Per
haps you think you have a woe, but it's an imitation; there
isn't any, that I know, in all this blooming nation. The
kaiser has it stored away, in boxes, bales and cases; it's
all in his old castle gray, there's none in other places. It's
really useless scratching round for any brand of sorrow;
you cannot buy a pound, no gallon can you borrow. The
kaiser has it salted down, it's in' his safe deposit; old Bill,
the king without a crown, old Bill, the great what was it.
Ho don't pretend you're in despair, and sprinkle teardrops
many; for Bill has cornered all the care, and he won't
part with any.
The change of publicity policy made by the peace con
ference is a notable triumph for the American press, and
almost as much of a triumph for the British and Italian
1 i 1 -Al. i '
press wmcn co-operatea wnn it.
It need not be fancied that there was any "conspir
acy" about the tight rules .originally adopted by the dele
gates. There was no evidence that any , considerable
group of them ever contemplated . "putting; anything
over on their own public or the public of other countries,
,in the way of old-fashioned secret and crooked treaties.
They merely resorted to excessive measures1 for fear that
some of the Very delicate business thejr have to transact
might suffer through premature publicity.-$ p , .; f
It is recognized by all intelligent observers there must
be, in any case, considerable reticence while; the conflict
ing interests of nations are being reconciled: and partic
ular problems are being threshed out. But it; has become
plain even to the delegates themselves that the extreme
degree of silence they desired would be unwise. It would
prevent full co-operation of the people and their represen
tatives. It might lead to mistakes of judgment. At best
it would be a prolific cause of suspicion.
In demanding the right to. report the deliberations
with more freedom, the American press has been true to
its best traditions. Our government, in every branch, is
a government of public opinion. In order to govern, the
public must be kept fully informed. The system of infor
mation habitually operated by the American press is the
bed-rock of American democracy. That system is now
applied, so far as conditions will permit, to the first
world's legislature that is now sitting in Paris. All the
nations will profit thereby.
Senator Chamberlain and his personal organ, the
Portland Oregonian, criticised the government very .se
verely for not demobilizing the soldiers by wholesale and
without any preliminaries or delay for any cause. Now
they are demanding just as vociferously that demobiliza
tion be held up until the men can be1 provided with jobs.
All of which indicates that it is foolish to attempt to sat
isfy the chronic kicker, and more especially the profes
sional demagogue whose stock in trade is objecting to the
way the real workers perform their tasks.
The news from England that Queen Marry will soon
appear in the movies will excite little interest over here,
where they are all queens m the movies.
Salem's Commercial club should proceed to wake up
and prepare for the work of a busy year.
Yes, Germany is very sorry about the war sorry
she couldn't get away with it.
nut Jinan we must't talk sadly. I
told Mr. Mandol all about it. You
don't mind, dear, d0 yout I had to.
It wasn't fair for me to leave him with
out. I told him the whole storv. Just
how I had almost ruined you in your
profession because I took from you all
incentive t0 work. And how, had the
war not come along just when it did
I might have lost you" she saw him
redden, and knew he was thinking of
Mollio King. "That you were getting
discouraged," she hastened to say, and
so dissipate any other impression, ' ' ana
that you would soon have left me. Yes,
I know you were unhappy, Brian, al
though I thought I was doing my best.
But it wasn't my best. My very 'best-
DON'T LET STOHACHHURT
(llt A Tltfft RSf - tlnr Af i PPsia aml Indigestion! No more pass
UVI n ITU UH VI ing up good things to eat, no more bad
"STUMEZE" For Your
Good bye, sour, belching, upset, sick.
out of order stomach! Good bye, dye-25c.
breath and dark brown taste in mouth,
no more pain or distress after eating.
STUMEZE, the wonder working tab
lets for stomach ills, act right off in a
jiffy! Makes your stomach sweet and
fresh as a daisy. Try them. Money
back if they fail. At all drug stores.
deal that has been said tbout feed,
etc., relative to the exhorbitant prices
charged for dairy products could be de
scribed with a much moro fitting and
simpler word than "camouflage." We
hope thtt the bill introduced by Sena
tor Pierce is not typical of the spirit
ol tne ave.rago senator and
tive, pledged to represent and to Bafe-
est' best should have been to make you Siulr intrc8ts of the common people
happy. But we '11 play we are iust mar
ried, Brian, and startall over again."
1 ou immoral creature How old is
that boy of ours?"
They both laughed heartily, perhaps
uit nysxerieaiiy. nut it relioved the
tenseness of their feelings and made
"I wish you would do just one thing
ioi me, jorian."
-inme in n snail De yours oven
to the half of my kindgom." They
were now sitting hand in nancr line two
"I want you to give up that measly
little- office in that old building, and
taice one i round lor you,"
"You found for me," he repeated.
"Yes. I knew it would never do for
you to have that office. The old one,
I mean; Why, Brian, you irave (uried
your country in a manner deserving
of support from that country. But you
h&ve got to put yourself in a position,
in the environment, to receive that sun-
port. Men who can afford to pay a
lawyer a decent price for his work and
his timo are not going to go to one
wno spends, his timo m such surround
ings, xney are going to figure that
if his office is untidy, old and thread
bare, his worlt a!so be untidy and
Lan't liclp being a business vpman,
can you J"
Nq perhaps not. But so lone as
I use my business training t.o help and
advise .Lieutenant Hackott and no ono
, why grumble t"
I'm not grumbling, you dear little
wif o. I am so happy I could danco
a horn-pipe if it wasn't for my gamo
leg. When can 'we go and see that of
fico you have selected, Mrs. Lawyer
As sho answered she remembered she
had something moro to toll him. But
it would keep until another time.
Tomorrow Brian rents the offico se
lected by Buth.
in lowering livim? costs, taxes, etc. If
it is, then God help us.
WOULD CURB AGITATORS.
Anyway it seems better to have an open town.
By Jan Phelps.
RUTH TELLS BRIAN SHE HAS RE
SIGNED HER POSITION.
Someway the feel of Brian's arm
about her waist dissipated much oi
Ruth's foreboding. She snuggled close
to him and in this way they reached
the living room. But when she rot
down opposite him, the beauty of the
room upon which she hsd spent so much
timo nnd considerable of her money,
appealed strongly to her. Would they
have to give np this home and live in
less expensive apartments?
"Well, I am -waiting." Brian light
ed a cigarette, s-nd blew circles thru
which he looked at her.
"I have resigned my position," She
had not intended to make this bald
statement. She had planned to lead up
to it gradually. To tease, him a little,
"You have what!"
"I told Mr. Mandel I would not
work for him any longer."
'Who are you going to work fori"
"A man named Brian Hackott." She
saw he had not realized what she meant
but supposed she was leaving Mandel
to take a position elsewhere. Bnt as
she aiade answer, she watched his face,
and was almost repaid for her self
denial when she saw first the look of
surprise, then comprehension, then glad
ncs?, that rushed over his face in quick
"I mean. Lieutenant Hack ft, that
I am going to stay at horn and mind
A HOUSEWIFE'S PROTEST.
To tlio Editor: The dairy trust of
the state ,through their representative,
Senator Pierce, proposes to put a tax on
butter substitutes, for no other purpose
of course than to either put the substi
tute people out of business, or making
them chnrgo an equal price with butter,
thereby damming up the only possible
avenue of cscapo that has been offered
us on uny household articlo since the
present era of high prices. To add in
sult to injury, he proposes to use the
money derived from such sources to
further the interests of the dairy 'com
bine, and eventually compel the dear
people to pay any price the dairy in
terests sco fit to charge.
Everyone knows that butter has ad
vanced out of proportion to every
household commodity, the general aver
age rating somewhere near 83 per cent
while butter has advanced in the last
three years closo to 125 per cent. We
have a certain profound rescept for
the dairymen and their business, but
having spent about 18 years of my life
on a farm, I waut to say that a great
Get at the Real Cause Take Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets
That's what thousands of stomach
sufferers ore doing now. Instead of
taking tonics, or trying to patch up a
poor digestion, they ere attacking the
real cause oi the ailment clogged liver
and disordered bowels.
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets arouse the
fiver in a soothing, healing way. When
the liver and bowels are performing their
natural functions, away goes indigestion
and stomach troubles.
II you have a bad taste in your
mouth, tongue coated, appetite poor,
lazy, don't-care feeling, no ambition or
energy, troubled with undigested foods,
you should take Olive Tablets, the sub
stitute for calomel
Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets are a
purely vegetable compound -mixed with
dire oil. Yen will know them by their
olive color. They da the work without
griping, cramps or pain.
lake one or two at oecmrne lor quicx
relief, so vou can eat what vou like.
you and my baby; keep the house and1 At 10c and 23c per box. All druggists.
i To the editor: We view with great
concern tho increasing unrest among a
certain class of agitators who aim at
the renovating of our present forms of
government by means which no man of
saue miud can countenance. We be
lieve our country to be tho greatest in
tho world. We believe our government
the ono of greatest justice to all con
cerned and we believe that those who
are preaching the doctrine of "sabo
tage" are traitors to that government
and should be dealt with as stteh. Ors
government is founded upon the princ
iple of right and justice for till and
while some among us do not recognize
the rights of others will those other
ones in trying to right a wrong com
mit a greater one. We learned at our
mother's knee tho truth that two
wrongs never make a right and in this
light it seems to me that these men Ere
trying to do this very thing. They
point out tho faults of others and then
in trying to correct those faults make
of themselves men of even less charac
ter. Wo admit that there are condi
tions which need to be improved,
wrongs which need to bo righted but
violence and disloyalty to one's country
is no way in which to accomplish these
ends. We are facing a most momentous
poriod of our history as a nation, a
period in which we need to be firmly
and securely united. And yet even now
we are troubled with those who would
break and destroy this necessary union.
My friends, it is the honor of the na
tion, tho nation itself, that is at stake
and wo. cannot brook for one moment
treason within the camp. The greatest
one who trod the earth said "A house
divided against itself cannot stand"
and this is more than true now. If our
nation is not closely united it will crum
ble and fall and if thoso in our midst
who would thus cause the structure,
built upon the blood of heroes, to be
destroyed are not dealt with they will
accomplish the ' end for which they
strive and America will become t sec
ond Russia. I cannot speak for others
but as for myself I am back of and for
any measure which will curb the activi
ties of this brood.
ROBERT J. ALLEN,
Pastor M. E. Church
Gervais, Or., Jan. 24.
Food Administration In
California Quits On 31st
San Francisco, Jan. 27. The Cali
fornia food administration today an
nounced that it is going out of busi
ness on January 31. AH -other state
food administrations will rake similar
action, it was "said. -
The following statement wag issued
by Preston MeKinncy, acting federal
food commissioner for California:
"The work of the California divis
ion of the food administration with
the exception of that part which is
under the specific control of the grain
corporation, will come to an end on
"The auditors office of the food
administration will close today.
"AH business of the organization
will be handled by the Washington of
fice until such time as the food ad
ministration automatically ceases to
exist with the signing of the treaty."
Hits Tomato Blight
Oregon Agricultural College, Corval
lis, Jan. 27. Samples of disease re
sistcnt tomato strains, four varieties,
have been received at the O. A; C. ex
periment station by H. P. Barss, plant
pathologist, t0 be tested for resistance
to the so-called western blight, which
hat cut down the crop more than htlf
in many districts of the Columbia riv
er basin. Blight has been the chief fac
tor in discouraging tomato production
oa a large scale on many of the best
tomato soils of the state. The tests
will be made in cooperation with coun
ts agents ai far as possible but ex-
rwriments can be conducted on a limit
ed scale only unless larger funds arc
made available to the experiment sta
tion for investigations of this kind.
McADOO ON HORSEBACK TED?
Santa Barbara, Cal., Jan. 27. Wil
liam G. McAdoo, former director gen
eral of railways, left Santa liaruara
early today on a horseback trip design
cd to take him far from the toot of
McAdoo is going to Gibraltar dara
on the Santa Ynez river, deep into the
AT ANY AGE
It isn't ajo, it's careless living that
puts men "down and out." Keep your
imcrniil organs in good condition and
yon will always be physically fit.
The kidneys are the most over
worked orguns in the human body.
When they break down under the
strain and the deadly uric acid ac
cumulates and crystallizes look out!
These sharp crystals tear and scratch
tut delicate urinary channels causing
excruciating pain- and set up irrita
tion which may cause premature de
generation and of tea do turn into
diadly Bright' Disease.
One of the first warnings of slug
gish kidney action is pain or stiffness
in the small of the back, loss of appe
tite, indigestion or rheumatism.
Do not wait until the danger is upom
jou. At the first indication of trouble
go after the cause at once. Get a trial
hex of HOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil
Capsules, imported direct from th
laboratories in Holland. They will give
almost immediate relief. It for any
cause they should hot, your money wilH
be refunded. But be sure to get GOLM
MEDAL. None other is genuine. !
INFLUENZA BAN WILL BE
DEALS IN EE AI ESTATE.
James D. Hart et m t T" TTnr--
Hesse, 20.13 acres in 33-5-2 W., 4409,
W. D. '
Robert Louden et ux to HnWt v
Louden, 80 acres in 12-8-2 W., W. D.
Abram B. Tucker et ux tn Virgil A
Weddle, lots 1 to II, block 4, lots 1 to
8, block 5, Winter sddition, Jefferson.
W. D. '
J. It. Housewart et UX to Henrv Rar.
nard et ux, lot 2, subdivision of Mrs.
Bomington's land, Woodburn, W. D.
Florence L. Armstrone ct ux tn B. P.
Oiesy, 15 acres in 9 5J. W., W. D.
James W. Bobinson ct al tn A. 1.
Hawlcy et ux, 43 acres tn J. fciniih
claim 42-6-1 W., $4600, W. D.
Margaret E. Weddle et ux to Geonra
Scott, 11.62 acres in 24-10-3 W., W. D.
Ubik: E. Jenkins et ux tn James S.
Hurt, property on rural avenue, W. D.
Joseph 11. Albert et ux to Paul V.
Johnson and J. P. Read, lot 9, bloik
15, Yew Park annex, Salem, W. D.
Emma L. Beardsley et ux to H. J.
Boardsley, 35.25 acres in J. B. IJeezcr
claim 37-7 W., W. D.
P. W. Kelloy et ux to Clara A. Heltzel
lot 1, block 32, north Salem, W. D.
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