Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, February 25, 1919, Image 4

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Editor and Publisher
. February 25, 1919
Editorial Pas
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Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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(She DailnAtfil Journal
136 S. Commercial 8t.
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Audit Bureau Of Circulations
Germany is now engaged in one of her greatest
propagandas. It is all the more menacing because of its
insidious nature.
The plot is directed against America, and seeks co
reach this nation through the American army 01 occupa
tion along the Rhine. There is every indication that the
German government and the people nave set about delib
erately to make our soldiers unconscious German agents
--catspaws tp pull Germany's chestnuts out ot xne lire
of war. ,
We read every day of the fine treatment our boys are
receiving in Germany, of the good natured tolerance of
those Germans whose cities and houses they occupy, ot
the friendliness of the men artd women and the appeal
of the German children. The natives obviously go out of
their way to make the intruders feel at home. They do
their best to make the soldiers comfortable. And the
average American, being not only good-natured and for
giving but strangely unsuspicious, takes all this tine con
duct at its face value, and frankly says he "feels at home'
in Germany, and likes the Germans. He yields all the
more readily to the seduction because Germany, not de-
vastatea Dy war nice r ranee ana ueigium, is aoie to give
him far more comforts than he had in those countries.
The rest is easy. Clever Germans slip suggestions
into his mind. "The Germans themselves never were to
blame. It was all the kaiser and his crowd. Germany is
a republic now. It is not fair that present-day Germany
should suffer for the sins of the old regime." There are
many lies told to turn the Yankee against his allied
friends and comrades.
So the soldier writes home, giving pleasant and re
conciling pictures of Germany. That is just what the Ger
mans want. And some of those letters get into print,
making the finest. kind of pro-German publicity.
It is all calculated to persuade the American people
to use their influence to save Germany from the duty of
.righting . the wrongs she has done. Every American
should be on his guard against it.
The proposed automobile license schedule will not
raise the average automobile tax in the least. This is be
cause the property tax levy on autos is abolished and in
lieu of it the county is paid one-third of the license rev
enue received by the state. This seems to be an excellent
change, since it will compel every automobile owner to
pay alike, as the car cannot be driven without a
license. As the law is at the present time, many cars es
cape the taxation because they change ownership and are
driven out of the county where they are assessed.
' These be troublesome times. Kentucky has a moon
shine war and Michigan a bootlegger's uprising.
Winter, like the Oregon legislature, seems loath to
leave this year. ,
I Mr. Farmer
f ECONOMIZE Do your hauling with trucks. Less
jj help with trucks will do more work.
vve nave inw nugiiwj uscu u uirvd uiat uiuoii ;jc
sold at once.
"i '
One Republic, 3-4 ton, special A-l shape...... $930
One 2-ton form-A truck, Studebaker engine $900
See these at the
Salem Velie Company
J. W. JONES, Mgr.
Distributors for Polk and Marion Counties
N. Commercial St. , Salem, Ore.
George Washington's advice to avoid "entangling al
liances" with foreign nations has been held by many peo
ple as advice against the forming of a League of Nations.
But entagling alliances in his day were those entered
into by secret treaty, those which menaced the people of
the world instead of sustaining it
The forming of the republic was just such an experi
ment in co-operation as is the league. And Washington
was not afraid of its newness and untriedness. He want
ed ehe experiment made,, knowing the underlying prin
ciples of it were sound. The same principles apply today.
Here are two paragraphs of the Farewell Address, in
' ich the ''League" has been substituted for "country"
in two places, and for "union" in one. Any doubt as to
where the Father of His Country would stand is solved!
at once by reading them. They might have been written!
. "While then, every part of the League thus feels an
immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts
combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means
and efforts greater strength, greater resource, propor
tionately greatey security from external danger, a less
frequent interruption of their peace by foreign nations;
and, what is of inestimable value,, they must derive from
union an exemption from those broils and wars between
themselves, which so frequently afflict neighboring coun
tries not tied together by the same governments, which
their own rivalships also would be sufficient to produce,
but which opposite foreign alliances, attachments and in
trigues would stimulate and embitter. Hence, likewise,
they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military
establishments, which, under any form of government, are
inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as
particularly hostile to republican liberty. in this sense,
it is, that your union ought to be considered as a maia
prop of your liberty, and that the love of the One ought to
endear to you the preservation of the other.
"These considerations speak a persuasive language
to every reflecting and virtuous mind, and exhibit the
continuance of the League as a primary object of patriotic
desire. Is there a doubt whether a common government
can embrace so large a sphere? Let experience solve it.
To listen to mere speculation in such a case were criminal,
We are authorized to hope, that a proper organization of
the whole, with the auxiliary agency of governments for
the respective subdivisions, will afford a fy&ppy issue to
the experiment. it is well worth a fair and full experi
ment. With such powerful and obvious motives to union,
affecting all parts of the League, while experience shall
not have demonstrated its impracticability, there will al
ways be reason to distrust the patriotism of those, who in
any quarter may endeavor to weaken its hands.
Most of the opposition newspapers are roasting Pres
ident Wilson for advocating the League of Nations, ex
cept the Portland Oregonian. That newspaper is writing
many lengthy editorials in an effort to convince itself
that the president is not sincere in. his support of the
Nowadays the county assessor starts work at the
same time the income tax sleuths make their appearance.
Verily, troubles never come singly.
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Blanche Orton Monopolizes Neil
TFjl 111 PS-
Governor Henry J. Allen, one of the military strate
gists of the Y. M. A. expeditionary force in France, is
strenuously criticising the army commanders for alleged
incompetence. Henry is a Kansas politician endowed
with a sonorious voice, such as appeals to the denizens
of the wind-swept plains of the sun-flower state, and
conseauentlv he is quite successful in his office-seeking.
His oratorical powers, combined with, his military record
which consists of selling Y. M. C. A. cigarets to the soldier
boys at a good profit, elected him governor last tall, lhere
is, however, a possibility that he may be wrong in his
military views and Pershing and his subordinates right,
since the latter have been studying military matters for
years and the Kansas governor only had a few weeks ex
perience in the Y. M. C. A. huts of France. Still Henry
is a bright kid and learns fast and the Kansans will back
him to the limit against Pershing or anyone elseuntil
another popular idol with a new fad dethrones him in
their somewhat fickle affection.
By Walt Mason
. "We kings must stick together," said . Bill, upon a
time, "through every kind of weather, through every
brand of crime. By heaven tis appointed that all the
crowned galoots, with rancid oil anointed, should travel
in cahoots. To all kings I am brother; we'll soon be going
ame, if we don't back each other, and play each other's
game. Then many Kings were reigning some iourteen
hours a day, and all of them were straining to make the
I i 1 ! lie Ms
business pay. l saw tnem Diitneiy Kinging, some live
brief years ago; and they were dancing, singing, and
romping to and fro. Each had his robe of ermine, each
Was a gaudy cuss, the Austrian, the German, the Bulgar
and the Russ. I have no space to mention all kings who
frolicked then, each with a high intention to boss his fel-
owmen. And now the kings are scattered, and some of
;hem are dead. The snaps they had are shattered, their
swords with rust are red. They did not stick together,
they made some ghastly breaks; each tanned his private
eather, each killed his private snakes. And now the kings
anointed with mica axle grease, find all the world dis
jointed, and can't enjoy our peace.
Often when I saw other married peo
ple so different I would think how per
fectly awful, how tragie it was tragic
that they accepted each other, simply
as a matter of course, as they did their
o&tnicul ' or their coffeo. Perhaps
young married people were rather im
becilo about many things, but wasn't
it butter than being cold and indiffer
ent? Across the intimate commonplac
es of married life ran tho flashes of
sympathy, the wondorful love that rose
abovo all, that surmounted all else
When that was worn to inujifcrencc,
where was tho joy of livir.gt
Yes, to toll the truth, I wasn't much
given to analysis. One isn't, often.
at 24, especially if one is as normally
healthy and alive as was I. We kept
busy too, Neil and I. or some of my
friends and I, altlio the novelty of New
York had worn off to a degree, and I
often wondered how people who had
been living this theatre-restaurant sort
of lifo for tears, could keep up theii
perpetual vivacity and never-flagging
interest in the same puerile amuse
ments; At first I was wildly enthusi
astic whenever Noil spoke of going to
the play, or to some sort of restaurant
for dinnor, or an occasion to somo "Bo
hemian joint," as he called the sort
of places frequented bT girls with bob
bed hair,- and men with flowing neck
ties and frayed cutis. 5ut now I was
a bit satisfied with these evenings of
noiso, forced gayety and alcohol in
spired witticisms. Yet Neil seemed
never to tire of the gay places, and
was over polite so I thought to the
course, red-faced men who often sought
our -table intrusively. '
The, furnishings of the new apart
ment kept mo s0 busy for few weeks
that whon night came I begged Noil
either to stay at home, or to go out
without me. Yet when, he took me at
my word and went smiling out, after
kifing me fondly and telling me to
"turn in early," I felt strangely re
sentful and abominable lonely.
"I never saw anyone so generous
with her property as you are," Lor-
.raino Morton said to me ono day when
I was shopping for curtains, and had
run into her at the counter.
"Simply that Blaine h Orton is de
lighted to monopolize Neil. I was at
Perry's last night, End whon she saw
him come in alone she called him tc
her at once: then flirted outrageously
with him all the evening. Why didn't
you como toot"
"I was dead tired. Wasn't Mr. Or
ton there f"
"Yes, but that moans nothing."
"I guess I shan't worry as long as
he doesn't."
''I don't want you to worry. I
might wivnt to do the same thing some (means) so to "your druggist and get
day! I am rathor fond of your hand- some of Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets,
somo husband myself, you know. I was They may prove to Ibo tho very tiling
only remarking your generosity. It if your system requires to make you
unusual when a man is as attractive well and happy.
Beautiful tables
mahogany in both
in real
"Jealous because a man went out oc
casionally t I think that would be ter-l
ribly silly, as well as almost insulting,
to the. man. I don't expect Neil to bn.
tied to my apron strings simply because
I am his wife." Yet, as I spoke, I felt L
a return of tho resentment I had telt
the night before when he had so non
chalantly left me.
"Better tied to your apron than to
that of some other woman. You know
Blanche considered him her especial &nfi chippendale designs. Al
property until ho married you. 1 rr
:lZlti?iuiso pedestals and consoles
Neil hud known Blanche Orton for 8
long time, and that he liked her. I
wondered if Lorraine knew it also, and
if she thought Neil Btill was en rap
port with the lively Blanche.
"Bee that you keep him. l don't en
vy you your job."
On my way home 1 kept Minting
of that parting speech of Lorraino's.
What did she meant She had said
she did not "envy me my job," and
her voice had conveyed even more
plainly than had her words, that she
thought it might be a hard job. The
ideal That was all she knew about
it. She was judging Noil by some
of the married people she knew yio
had become indifferent to each other.
Tomorrow Neil Takes Blanche Orton's
Advice to Exercise.
.What Doctor Pierce Has Done
For Humanity I
(By Doctor Cripps)
It has always seemed to me that Dr.
Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., should be
placed near the top -when a list ot
America's great benefactors is written.
He studied and conquered human dis
eases to a degree that few realize.
iWhenevor he found a remedy that over
ame disease, he at once announced it
'in tho newspapers ana toia wnere n
ould bo .bought at a small prke. He
klid not follow the usual custom of
keeping the ingredients secrot, so that
the rich only could attora to Duy tne
imedicino, tout openly printed the name
of each root and herb he used. A nd
so today the. names of Dr. Pierce and
his medicines are jviuely known, anu
they stand for better health and bet;
tor citizen.tup.
One of this trreat physician's most
successful remedies is known as Doctor
pierce 'a Pleasant Pellets. These arc
.little, sugar-coated pills, composed of
jlayapplo, leaves df aloe, root ot jainp
-things that Nature grows in the
ground. These Pellets are safe because
they move the bowels gently, leaving
no Oaa ftiter eirecis, as so many pmo
do. Very often they make a person who
takes them feel like a new man or
woman, for they cleanse the intestines
f nurd, deenven and poisonous mat-
iter that accumulates when one is cos-1
itive. If vou aro constipated, ny all
(half tables) veiy handsome
pieces at very moderate pri
ces. A special in real mahogany
colonial style. Size 30x42
inches at $35.00. A very mas
sive one 30x44 inches. A real
bargain at $43.50.
In oak we have very good
ones in moderate size, as low
as $9.50, $11.50 and $12.50.
Quartered oak golden, wax
finish, with one or two draw
ers, $16.75, ; $18.50, $22.50
and $27.50. Very massive
and beautifully finished. Ask
to see our Library tables.
ns Neil. Most women would be wildly
Nothing pa Furth Like "Geta-It"
Tor Corns and Calluses
A spot of thickened skin on the
bottom of your foot which so often
makes walking an apony, is as easily
removed by wonderful "Gets-It" .s
Editor Journal We note that Sen
ator LaFollette is looked upon as the
watchdog of the senate on appropria
tions. Well it sometimes becomes nec
essary to have a good watchdog. Uncle
Alex will live in, the memory of the
people of Marion county long after
.nm ntHnrfl Iibva rtnMri int. fthlivtnn
and been forgotten. Thank fortune wo bef Ore Seeing OUr stock. Prf
nail our om uncie ana me biz uercnuv
limitation. The voters will demand egg gg near
some good promises Beiore tney cast
their ballots
and time.
Oumew line of trunks are
moving off our sales floor in
a lively manner. There's a
reason. Price. We believe in
A. J t Al "
turning siock oi ten at a
small margin of profit
Just in this week a new
line of dining room chairs,
buffets and tables to match
Do not think of buying any
thing for the dininer room
for an increase of salary
Jess Willard Already
Begun light Training
CaUua Comh OS Like Buui Pecll
any hard or soft corn anywhere on
your toes. Look at this picture; A few
drops of "Uots-lt" did the work. The
callus comes loose from the true flesh.
No irritation whatever. You peel the
callus right off just like a banana peel
peacefully, painlessly. "Gets-It."
does the anie thing to any eorh, with
out the use of sticky plasters, irritat
ing salves, greasy ointment or bundl
ing tape. There's no fussing no knife
no seisors to use. "Gets-It" is used
by millions, because it's common sense
and it never fails. Try it, prove it.
Hrotslt" the guaranteed, money-
back, corn remover, the only sore way
.oits but a trifle at any drag store.
M'f 'J br E. Lawrence Co., Chicago,
111. -
Sold in Salem and recommended as
the world's -best corn remedy by J C
Fort Worth. Texas, Feb. U.Jem
Willard already has begun light train
ine for His iourttt oi JUiv doui wiin
Jack Dcmpsey, he said here today.
Promoter Tex Richard, here for
conference with the ehampion, said an
announcement as to the aite of the big
row may be possible within three
''lhere are a number of big citiei
after the fight," he said, liut theii,
offers will have to bo considered eon
f idintial for the time being. There have
been no definite developments in the
Inst few days."
Ri.-hard was non-committally interest
i ,l in Hie tribunlations of Nevada 'i box
ing bill.. He will go to New York
within a few days. Willard expects to
remain in the oil region.
price as they will be for a
long time to come.
Paris, Feb. 25. Premier Clemeneeau.
wounded by an assassin late Wednesday
has so far iuiproMd that no bulletins
ill be issued ou his condition after
tcd-.-y, it was officially announced.
467 Court Street
rerry, D. J Fry