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March 1, 1919
CHABLES H. FISHEB
Editor nd Publisher
Published Eyery Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon.
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LONDON TO BAGDAD.
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is the only newspaper in Salem .whose circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulations
Probably everybody who reads of the revelations be
fore the senate of the extreme harshness of our army dis
cipline felt a rush of indignation, and it will be with en
tire public approval that army regulations are submitted
to revision. There is something to be remembered how,
ever, about discipline in the army, and that is that it can
never successfully ,be put on a civilian basis nor can civil
ian law be allowed to interfere to any great extent with
military law. ; '' Vi . i.
An army drawn with dispassionate equality from the
ranks of the population by its very fairness consists of
men not only of every occupation but of every tempera
ment Among these will be men of the highest principles
and courage. There will be also no email proportion
lacking both qualities. In such a case the self-discipline
which would hold the first faithful would not operate
with the latter at all. Those last would have nothing to
instigate abedience but the penal effect of disobedience.
The necessity for rigorous punishment becomes evident m
. Then, too, the military offense cannot be judged by
itself, but must be judged on its relation to the national
safety. The boy who goes to sleep on guard, be it 3000
miles from the seat of war or on sentry duty at the front,
in principle jeopardizes the national safety. The rebel
lious greenhorn who defies his officer is the incipient
projector of widespread mutiny.
It is for such reasons as these that army discipline
must be stringent. -But stringency should not sway to
ward cruelty any more than it should be so weak as to
endanger efficiency and prompt obedience.
The Jugo-Slavs and Italians want to go to scrapping
again. Then the next thing we can expect will be an ap
peal for aid from those countries to save them from star
vationin fact such appeals are being made now. If they
would rather fight than work, let them feed themselves.
It's quite appropriate that those deported bolshevists
are shipped back to Europe in "vessels supplied by Ger
The best way to get higher wages is the same as the
best way to get bigger dividends produce more goods.
p i u
The New VelieSix
Is the foremost in style and a standard of worth by
which all other cars are judged.
All the features of THE VELIE from the engine
to the axles are recognized by the government as
The Red Seal Continental Motor in a car is itself
proof of the Value of the VELIE SIX.
See this car now on display. A carload expected
the first of the week.
Salem Velie Company
J. W. JONES, Mgr.
Distributors for Marion and Polk counties. Terri
tory open for good live dealers.
Before the war there was a famous continental train
called the "Orient Express", running from Paris to Con
stantinople, through southern Germany, Austria and
Hungary. That train now has resumed service. But it
no longer runs through the Central Empires. It goes to
Constantinople via southern France, northern Italy and
There is no longer through service from Berlin to
Constantinople, and is not likely to be for a long time to
This development is of special interest in view of the
well known Prussian plans for a through line from Berlin
to Bagdad. The latter terminus is now a million miles
from Berlin, and even the once-friendly half-way station
of Constantinople has grown alien and far away. Britain
and France, by way of natural penalty for German ag
gression, have cut Germnay off from the Orient,
Britain will soon finish the Bagdad end of the fam
ous railway, connecting up with Constantinople and ex
tending to the Persian gulf. Before many years, too,
there is pretty sure to be railroad communication between
London and Paris, by means of a tunnel under the Eng
lish channel. The German dream.will then end in a "Lon
don to Bagdad" railway. And whatever of advantage or
profit there may be in commercial domination of-the East
will belong to the victors in the great world war.
Colonel Hofer is right in saying that Salem's busi
ness interests may be greatly enhanced and its growth
materially hastened by a campaign of honest, intelli
gent publicity. When the paving and building boom of a
few years ago was on, there was nothing for the thous
ands of people who were brought here to do. The country
had not been brought up to a sufficient stage of develop
ment to justify the influx of population, and the boom
collapsed i ndue course of time. But at this time Salem
wants more people to raise more produce for at least five
large fruit companies which are located here and only
lack the raw materials to develop them into great indus
tries. As the country about Salem grows and develops,
it is but natural that the city should increase in popula
tion, and expand in its various lines of business, and the
Commercial Club should see that it is awake to its op
portunities. Hiram Johnson, Gifford Hnchot and the other old
guard Progressives declare that .they will dictate the pol
icy and the presidential nominee of the republican party,
or they will set up a party of their own. Looks like a
battle royal between the two factions!
Now is the time for every good man to begin to put
his garden tools in order;
Germany used to talk about, a strong peace,
she is learning what that means.?
By Walt MasoQ
House cleaning! Spring house cleaning! You'll soon
be here again ! Oh, words of frightful meaning to weary
married men ! For spring we keep imploring-when winter's
blasts are roaring, forgetful of the choring that is in or
der then. We think of sunshine glowing, through wav
ing branches screened, on babbling brooklets flowing to
oceans submarined; alas, we are forgetting the soapsuds
and the wetting, the toiling and the sweating, in shacks
that must be cleaned. ; We think of tuneful zepyhrs from
some bright summer sea, of sportive lambs and heifers
that gambol on the lea; and we forget the mopping, the
sloshing and the slopping, the cussing and the yawping
of husbands tired, oh chee! The Springtime is approach
ing, already she has smiled; the green grass is encroach
ing where late the snow was piled; but naught my gloom
can sweeten; the rugs that must be beaten, cold beans
that must be eaten the prospect makes me wild! Fair
Spring will soon be strewing her flowers along the wold,
her gems for mortals' viewing, the crimson and the gold;
but I'll be packing pillows and beating rugs with willows
'mid suds in seething billows, while women stand and
THE PROMOTER'S WIFE
BY JANE PHELPS
BABBABA DECIDES NOT TO BE
JEALOUS OF BLANCHE OBTON.
When Neil camo home the next after
noon I aitkod him some questions about
ehe business iijion which he was
engaged with the two men who
were our guests the night be
fore. At breakfast he had been at
interested. If I can understand him, 1
thing I ean you, dear, when I eare se
much more beeause it is you,"
"Oh, I want to sell some shares in
prospective wells. That is all."
"Are they good wells!"
" We don 't know yet. It takes mon
ey to find out."
"Ami .hat was what Mr. Frederick
meant when ho talked about being 'op
en and above board,' wasn't itt Not
Vhat do you want to knowt Yonj.to take money without the people know
wouldn't understand if I tried to tort
you." The same answer he invariably,
"(rave me. But I had a reply for him,
"Mr. Frederick didn't seem to think
me so 'dumb.' Ilo talked of the oil
wells to me, and told me a great deal
about them because be saw that I wts
ing just what it was to be nsed for!"
"I thought Frederick was garnet lie
The Auto Show
YOU SHOULD HAVE NOTICED HOW MANY
HIGH GRADE CARS USED
UNCLE SAM'S OFFICIAL CAR, THE CADILLAC,
ALSO THE HUDSON, ESSEX, OLDS, COLE AND
PIERCE ARROW ALL USE
WHY DONT YOU FOLLOW THEIR EXAMPLE
AND GET THE BEST?
pes.ee in his own home." And as he so
often did now when annoyed, he opened
the eellarette and took a drink.
I said no more. It would only make
him drink more. ' Besides he wag too
clever, too crafty to give me the true
reasons for anything he did if ho thot
I would disapprove.
I spoke of Blanche Orton and remark
ed that I thought she looked very stun
ning the night before. I would snj
nothing derogatory even of her clothea
Clearly, Neil was not anxious to talk
of her, and in reply he only said:
"Blauehe is always stunning."
"Is she happy with her husoand!"
''I don't think them suited to one
"If he's such an invalid she may have
a chance to try it a second time," 1
hoped t0 draw Neil out.
"I hope she will get someone who it
worthy of her if she does."
When one is in love, as I was with
Neil, intuition seizes quickly upon the
slightest thing. His use of the word
"worthy' had seemed strange when
applied to Blanche Orton.
"Isn't Mr. Orton a good man!"
"He's a stupid ass."-
"Why Neil Forbes! what a way to
talk of him. I meant isn't he good mor
ally, and isn't he square in business!"
"Yes I guess she is both. But a clev
er woman like Blanche Orton wants
more than goodness in a man. She want!
to be entertained, amused Interested
It is a erime for her to live with that
"How long have you Known her,
"I met her right after she married
Orton about four years ago.'
I asked no more questions, but I
couldn't help wondering if, had she
boon free when he met hor, ne would
liavo married her! It was foolish to
make myself miserable ovor such a thins,
and determinedly I put it from me. He
had not married Blanch, and had mar
ricd mo. It would not be becauso 1 did
not try to hold him by every means in
my power if she, or any other woman,
took him away from me.
Blanche Orton boasted that she al-
mnira Mt whof alia TOOnto. fllwflVA hfA
her own way in life, in the big as well operative association comes right down was to0 large to make him a welcome
as the little things. But surely there
AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE CO.
R. D. BARTON
171 S. Commercial St. . Phone 1107
whole United Sttacs and taking advant- ATJBOBA NEWS NOTES.
age of the after-war prosperity and the
after-war unsettled tempers of the peo- A Canadian soldier was given sleep
pie who want to make a change in ing quarters in the city jail Sunday
favor of a milder climate and a surer night. Under the circumstances ; he
home market for what they ean raise. ' might have been given an more hespi-
Whcn the Payallup fruit growers co- table reception. But his jag of bitters
was a limit to her desires, cne was a
flirt that everyone know; but probab
ly that was all it amounted to, just a
flirtation with Neil and others because
she was bored by an invalid husband. I
would not be jealous.
It is surprising how mueh one can ac
complish even in such things if they
love, and if they dj not give up to use
loss repining and unhealthy emotion.
80 at .this time it was only by spells
that my jealousy asserted itsolf. But
that other misgiving that uneasiness
concerning Neil himself, .grew npon me
in spite of all my endeavors to banish
Tomorrow Barbara Visits Neil's New
t Open Forum
Editor Capital Journal:
I am sure many people commend your
efforts to put life into the Commercial
club and to call attontion to the needs
of the city from a transportation and a
manufacturing standpoint, There is
no reason why the Commercial club
should not have a membership of five
hundred and carry on a campaign that
will make this a city of & hundred
thousand population in the next ten
years. Salem is bound to become the
center of a paper industry, because this
city i8 nearest to an inexhaustible sup
ply of timber suitable to make paper
pulp. It is a remarkable fact that the
bulk of the logs used in tho Oregon City
paper mills are hauled right past our
doors from territory all around us, from
Silverton and Falls City and tho San
tiam and the Silptz Basin, when it
should be worked up here. On top of
this we have seven hundred h&se pow
er of water .going to waste right within
the city limits. A paper mill industry
at Salem would have no labor troubles
mecause the city is an educational and
cultural center that any laboring man
may be proud to. have his family live
in. I predict that this year will see a
hrge paper mill located in the Capitol
City because it is the logical yuw ior
one and the supply of paper is not equal
to the demand.
1' come buck to our Commercial club,
it should not only have rive-uunrded
members but it should pU;e before the
world what is being done here in the
fruit industry. It is admitted that we
can produce loganberries, red and black
raspberries, the everbearing Snu other !
varieteis of blackberries, Koyn-1 Anne
and other kinds f cherries for canning ,
in unlimited quantities and finer in eol- j
or and flavor than any section in the ,
world. Salem is the ntturaly appointed I
and divinely-annointed center of these j
natural products of the soi.l as im
proved by man. Add to this tho Bimplo :
fact that four canneries, several fruit
evaporators, and two of the largest
fruit-juice, jelly preserve factories, one
of them a million dollar concern, to say
nothing of the large prune packing in- j
dustry, have been established hero with
in a comparatively short time, and you
have two facts to appeal to tne wnole
world with, to bring thousands of the
finest families in our country to make
their homes in Salem. If one of these
firm, can afford to spend, as reported
in the press, 168,000 advertising its ,
finished prodnet, what eonld we not af
ford to spend in the interest of the
whole community to advertise the op-
mto Salem territory and makes ten-
year contracts for small fruits, is not
that atribute to the superiority of our
soil and climate from the standpoint of
production! We should arouse and
spread to the world the plain facts
about our community and our soil and
climate and what we produce and the
industries that thrive hore and let the
sober lawabiding population tha-t wants
to live in an ideal community eorao and
share the blessings with us. In place of
one million dollar fruit juice, jelly and
preserve works we should h&ve ten such
working up the products of ten thous
and five and ten aero tracts. We can
do that inside of ten years because we
have the facts in our favor and all we
need is the intelligence and the assur
ance to place the facts before the world
in the right way. Tho paper industry
and the fruit industries are our natural
belongings as much as raisins belong
t0 Fresno and citrus fruits to Califor
nia, but we cannot come to our own sit
ting still and sucking our thumbs.
COL. E. HOFEB.
CrevToieib Chevrolet Chevrolet We
have moved to our new location 151
North High St. in the building for
merly occupied by The Farmers Cash
Store. Our service will be better than
ever. Salem Automobile Co,
Medora, HI. Page the Pied Piper.
Medora is advertising for a competent
Aurora waB the first teoinmamry in
Marion county to- report its full quota
raised for the "Near East" fund for
the Armenians and Syrians. Dr. Gietiy
forwarded a check for $76 to the eounty
headquarters Tuesday. No regular cam
paign was conducted as heretofore, but
many voluntarily contributed to the
Among the boys who recently arrived
in New York on the C&nopic are the
following, woll known here: Hand Ser
geant Ira White, Mail Sergeant Alviu
Miller, both of Headquarters company,
and Corporal Gifford L. Osborn, all of
Aursra; and Sergeants Warren 8. Hicks
Granville Alleman and Geo. E, Richards
Julian Do Jardin, a former member of
Co. I, Third Oregon, is now chief filing
clerk for the Peace commission at Paris
a confidentian post of great Import
ance as all papers and documents pass
through his hands. Mr. De Jardin 's
home is at Paris. He i9 a member of
the well known De Jardin family of
that place. Obs",',
Oeihago T. ' , - ,ry ;t.
The "inspector for ii': i-.'-.(-uj"
not only lifted Mrs. ?irs 'La,s mo's
$10,000 diamond . ; '.iB, bub he cnarg
ed her $9.50 for his time.
JOURNAL WANT ADS PAY
is a regular old woman. But he doo-s'nt j portunity for industrious families to
have all the say, not by a lougshot. I '11 i g"i tho raw material for that product
, ... .. . . ... v- and find a ready market ror arj they
put the thing through in sp.te of him.f(m ee WJ Aonld be a(,vortisig
Now for pity's sake don't ask any these iWQ fa(,tg ebout ,j,8 Willamette
more questions! Do give a man a little valley and Salem industries to the
'.. .... . : Will Move' About
To Marion Garage,, across from Marion hotel on .
IP YOU WANT TO BUY OR SELL A CAR
SEE ME FIRST.
All kinds of bargains in used cars :
229 State Street
If you want to buy or sell a car come and see
Maxwell, almost new, bargain.
Buick roadster, $325.
Paige touring car, big bargain.
Ford, perfect condition, $425.
Ford, fully equipped, demountable rims, $500.
Studebaker, perfect condition, $300.
1912 Cadillac, good shape $400.
Elgin, good as new $1125.
Ford Touring, perfect $375.
Ford Bargain, $350.
-Overland, Perfect Condition, Bargain.