Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, March 03, 1919, Image 4

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    ital Journal
March 3, 1919 .
Editor tad Publisher
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Published Every Evening Except Sunday, Salem, Oregon,
Address All Communications To
136 S. Commercial St.
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Daily by Mail, per year-
Per Month..
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Audit Bureau Of Circulations
There is no evading the fact that the latest appeal on
behalf of Ireland meets with a less cordial response than
of yore. Americans still love the Irish people and sym
pathize with Ireland, but they are not so whole-hearted
about it.
The war has made a big difference. To some extent
it has worked unfairly to the Irish, because the close
relations into which we have been brought with the Brit
ish has naturally given more of the British viewpoint,
which is seldom charitable, even when it seeks to do some
thing for Ireland's own good.' But the change seems to
he Hup mostlv to the conduct of Ireland itself.
Rightly or wrongly, there is a prevalent feeling in the
United States today that the Irish people have not un
derstood this war, have not grasped a rare opportunity
to serve the cause of freedom on a world-scale, have been
too tolerant of Prussianism, although it is the antithesis
of all that Ireland really stands for, and have made tne
task of Great Britain, and therefore of the Allies in gen
eral far harder than it ought to have been.
Whatever their motive, certainly the radical Irish
leaders and their radical rank and file were unfortunately
short-sighted in not preceiving that for once, England's
war was their war mat ungiana was iignting desperate
ly for the very things the Irish race has so long fought
and yearned for. And it seemed apparent, all along, to
American observers, that by helping in the big tasK
cheerfully, instead of reluctantly, Ireland would not only
have, kept her ideals bright and shed luster on herself, but
would have earned and received from the British gov
ernment treatment far more liberal than any formerly
conceived. Now, whatever Britain yields to Ireland will
be yielded rather grudgingly, in memory- of the many
obstacles put in Britain's way in the most crucial period
of her history. -
These things have grieved America, not so much be
cause they hurt England, as because they hurt Ireland
It is of course desirable that order be restored, that
the world should go back to work as soon as possible, that
military and economic matters be adjusted with all the
speed consistent with safety. But the great bulk of the
American people will feel nothing but sympathy for
France in her stubborn resistance that there be no soft
ening of terms, no easing of the path which Germany
must lead. j
Confronted by the awful consequences of German
invasion, maimed physically and industrially, she knows
as nobody else can know what danger means. She is
right in demanding the assurance of such terms as will
safeguard her and give her a chance to resume on some
thing like an equal footing her place in the industrial
But France need not worry. Germany has no friends.
If she is subject to an economic investigation it is not
for her sake but so that the truth as to her resources may
be known. If she is allowed to go to work it is not to
wax rich but so she can make the only possible restitution
to France's financial end.
And aside from that there is exactly the same affec
tion, the same loyalty to France in the hearts of her al
lies that called them to battle by her side, and would
bring them there again should cause arise.
"I wish that I could promise my
self the pleasure and profit of taking
part in your deliberations. I find that
nothing deliberate is permitted since
my return. I hare been trying nndor
tho guidance of my secretary. Mr. Tu
multy, to do a month's work in week,
000 bond issue because we knew it
would be used to pave scenic highways
for the benefit of Portland, and it was.
This fact the legislature knew would
defeat the (10,000,000 issue if submitted
to the people,, so an emergency clause
WKs attached, when it was only vtree
months until a special election. Out
and I am hopinjr that not all of it hus'of this suni it in nrobably a little "sod.
been done badly, but inasmuch as there J will bethrown to the valley counties,
is a necessary pressure upon my time, I but the Columbia highway must be
I know that you will excuse me from completed and a seenio highway built
Business is better in Salem at the present time than
ever before in the history of the city at this time of the
year. There is evidence of a substantial growth in the
immediate future, since business buildings and residences
are becoming scarce and an era of building activity will
be necessary in order to take care of the increasing
population. ,
Senator George E. Chamberlain deserved the execu
tive snub he received Thursday when he offered the Sen
atorial hand to the chief of the nation. That champagne
speech of the Oregon Senator in New York a year ago
merited the rebuke he got, remarks the Tulare, (Cal.),
By Walt Mason
The Cherrians, aided by all the patriotic organiza
tions of Salem, are bringing the French veterans' band
to this city on next Wednesday evening. This is a great
organization, made up of men who were professional
musicians of the first class, but who willingly took up
arms against the invaders and defended their loved
France as lfifng as they were physically fit to fight. Now
they are back at the old profession again, and were tour
ing this country in the interest of war-work drives when
the armistice was signed. Probably no better band ever
visited this country irom abroad, and it will be the treat
of a life-time to hear them play and at the same time be
contributing toward the fund necessary to give our re
turning soldier boys the reception they deserve when
they arrive home soon. The idea of giving the people
who contribute to this welcoming fund their full money's
worth in entertainment ought to make the sale of tickets
for the event a very easy matter, --
More trouble along the Mexican border! One hund
red and fifty thousand saloons will be opened there as
soon as national prohibition goes into effect. .
taking a part in your conference, much
as l should fee profited 'by so doing.
"My pleasant duty is to bid you a
very hearty weleome and to express
my gratification that so many execu
tives of cities and of states have found
the time and the inclination to come
together on the very important matter
we have to discuss. The primary duty
of caring for our peoplo in tho inti
mate matters that we want to discuss
here, of eourso, falls upon the states
and upon the municipalities and tho
function wf tho federal government is
to do what it" is trying to do in a con
ference of this sort draw the execu
tive minds of the country together so
that they may profit by each other's
suggestions and plans, and m that we
may offer tour services to co-ordinate
their efforts in any way that they may
dee mit wise to co-ordinnte.
To Perform Duty
In other words, it is the privilege of
tho federal government in matters of
this sort to be the servants of the ex
ecutives of the states and municipali
ties and counties, and we shall perform
that duty with the greatest pleasure if
you will guide us with your sugges
around Mount Hood, all roads near to
Portland must be paved, and the con
sent of the Portland push obtained as
to the location oi any other paving.
If it works out like present indica
tions, every legislative member who
voted to stick on the emergency clause
is politically dead.
Visited Ancient Castle On
Mosel, CajyBerg Eltz"
Following is an extract from Tries,
on the Mosel River, German, by Capt.
Lloyd L. Case, addresse to his parents
in this city, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Case.
He says:
"We have been with the Germans
for about tw0 months now, and I guess
we will spend several months more
with them from tho way things look
I wouldn't object in the least to
starting for the old Port of Embark
ation at any time. This is sure some
grape country; there is nothing but
1 nrnnna Awniin kn.A 1... iL.l 1 - V .
"I hope that the discussion of this ? ZZ , T .
1 .... ft LI that wnuld av amw in aitnh n
Life is just one propaganda after another. Now it's
the Irish drive. .
When I begin a prosy tale, too long and fierce to
mention, Jim Boggs was never known to fail to give pro
found Attention. His soulful eves are fixed on me, his
Cars are forward slanted, and all the time he looks to me
Jim; tn.e wno is encnanted. And when my weary tale is
done, that most attentive feller remarks, "Pray tell an
other one! You're sure a story teller!" In this sad world
most .people sleep when one unwinds a story, or else they
wring their hands and weep, and say the yarn is hoary.
But Jim, he listens to a tale, and greets the joke with
laughter; his mirth is like a mighty gale that shakes the
bemn and rafter. And so I stand up strong for James,
as through the town I'm straying, and I indorse whatever
games he happens to be playing. And he has boosters by
the cord, who to his standard rally; and he has friends in
eveiy ward, in every street and alley. And when he runs
for countv clerk, for sheriff or surveyor, his loyal friends
get in their work, and every one's a stayer. The man who
listens wisely well is ne'er by friends forsaken; and when
he shoots he rings the bell, and carries home the bacon.
Neil often spoke of lllunche Orton's
'A woman with as much dough as
she has, can help a man in many
ways," he had said when someone told
of how. she had started her Ijrothof
ou' the road to fortune; and how it
had been her money that hnd furthered
many schemes of Orton's.
I wish I had money to bring you.
Neil," I never had thought of it be
fore. That is, not .until I heard him
speak of Mrs. Orton ' coney.
"I ll make money enough, if peoplo
will let me alone!" His answer had
been gruff. 1 I wish you had a little
of her pep iou might influence some
of these fools."
I would do everything I could to
help, if you would let mo."
'Hut you don't drink, and make
them feel easy. You are too convention
al for the men I have to riVnl with."
It was tho first time he ever had
spoken so to mo- I thought it an ab
surd idea that people, women, had to
be so unconventional to be of help to
their husbands.
''You see, Hub, I am making money,
doing a good business. Hut 1 want to do
more. It costs us like the devil to livo.
I want to put over gonio Tenlly big
deals, get as many of the FAT things
as I can. I hate piking. And there are
lots of 'bis fat things to lie had, but
a man doesn't get them by sitting in
bis office. You havo got to go after
them. And what get one man, drives
another away." N
1 had been in Neil 'a office but a few
times. It had been a commonplace of
fico enough. But he had moved, and
I never had seeu th new rooms. So one
day I thought I would surprise him
by dropping in upon him unexpected
ly. He had just gone into business for
I was the surprised one. Neil was
out, but the office were thero very
much there. Great, lururiously furnish
ed rooms, all oriental rugs and gleam
ing mahogany. Not one or two, but a
suit of half a doaen rooms opening
into one another! One or two men,
evidently bookkeepers, were bonding
over their desks, and a eoude of very
pretty but overdressed, over-eoiffured
blondes were also pre'euding to work
at their typewriters, but ia reality were
wntehing me as I ntado my tor of in
spection. 'lid Mr. Forbes leave any word
to when he would return" I asked
one of the girls.
''So he may not come hack to
day," with a toss of the head
' Very well, then I will leave no mes
sage." Suddenly it struck me that I,
would not tell who I was. I would have j
a little joke with Neil about it.
'Won't you leave your name!" she
asked, rather eagerly, I thought. -''No
it is immaterial-'
I smiled to myself as I went down
in the elevator. I would have some fun
with Neil about my visit. But my
smiles were soon dissipated by thoughts
which I seemed unable to control.
Why was it necessary for Neil to
have such wonderful offices! The girl
had said he often remained out all day.
What did he do that kept him away
There was nothing really business-like
about the offices, althougn so solidly
furnished. Axerything looked so JNbW
so UNVSKl). - . -I
recullod father's desk dusty, lit
tered with .papers and mail. How he
never would allow anyone to' touch
things because he might get something
mixed if they did I sighed as I thought
how different Neil had things. Poor
father, he wouldn't know what to do
in such offices. I imagined he would feel
strangled. Choked with luxury.
I was using my new car for the first
time. A lovely town and shopping car
Neil had ordered for me. I drove home
through the park, going quite out of
my way to do so. But it was a lovely
day and I hated to go in doors. Just
as I drove along the mall, I saw Neil
and Blanche Orton in a taxi coming
toward me. I shrank back in the cor
ner. Perhaps if they didn 't see me, the
ear would pass unnoticed. I need not
have worried; neither of them even
so much as glanced toward me as they
passed. .
(Tomorrow Bab Learns of a Business
Luncheon Blanche Orton I There )
(Continued from page one)
ference if it was limited -to a narrow
subject. . .
Tho resident urged " decision
which will serve the purpose of all."
Jt is evident, he added, tnat there
must be a new alloeatioa of labor in
many eases. He emphasized that the
conference must weigh its work care
fully because of its international sig
nificance. ilir the firs time in history,
he said, there is "a genuine interna
tional sympathy with what is dune on
this side of the water."
Attempts to establish the soviet sys
tem of government in the United States
were made ia the .recent strikes at Se
attle, Lawrence Mass., Butte, Mont.,
Peterson, N. J., and other industrial
centers, Secretary ef Labor Wilson
charged before the governors and may
ors' eonferem-e.
Wilson's Address
The text of the president's speech
conference will take as wide a scope
as, you think necessary. We are not to
discuss any single or narrow subject.
We are met to discuss the proper meth
ods of restoring all the labor condi
tions of the country to a normal basis
as soon as possible and to effecting
such fresh allocations of labor and-in
dustry as the circumstances may make
necessary. ;
''I think I can testify from what 1
have seen on the other side of the wa
ter that we are more fortunate than
other nations iu respect to those great
problems. Our industries have been dis
turbed and disorganized disorganized
as compared with a peace basis, very
seriously, indeed, by the war, but not
so. seriously as the industries of other
countries, and, it seems to me, there
fore, that we should approach theso
problems that we are about to discuss
with a good deal of confidence with
a good deal of confidence that if wo
havo a eominon purpose, we can real
ize that eiommon purpose without seri
ous or insurmountable difficulties.'
On Average Man Depends All
"The thing that hag impressed me
most, gentlemen, not only is the re
cent weeks, when I have been in con
ference on tho other side of the water,
but for many months before I went
across the water, was this: We are at
least learning that the 'business of
government is to take counsel for the
average man. Wo are at last learning
that the whole matter of the prosper
ity of peoples rung down into the great
body of the men and women who do
the work of the world and that the pro
cess of guidance is not completed by
tho mere success of great enterprises
it ig completed only by the standard
of the benefit that it confers upon
those who in the obscure ranks of life
contribute to the success of those en
terpires. The hearts of the men, women
and children of the world are stirred
now m a way that has never Been
known before. They are not only stir
red by their individual circumstances
but they are beginning to get a vision
of what the gonorat circumstances or.
the world aro and thero is, for the first
time in history, an international sym
pathy which is quick and vital -a sym
Dathy which does not display itself
merely in the contact of governments,
out aispiays n'ii m mo gucui, xjm-i-eourse
of sympathy between (treat bod
ies that constitute great nations ana
tho significance of a conference tike
this is that we are expressing in it, and
will, I believe, express in the results
of this conference, our consciousness
that we are the servants of this great
silent mass of people who constitute
the United toates and that, as heir ser
vants, it is our business as well as our
privilege, to tind out how me can best
assist in making their lives what they
wisa tnem to be, giving them the op
portunities that they ought to .have, as
sisting by public counsel in the pri
vate affairs upon which the happiness
oi men aepenas.
Are Servants of People
"And so I am the more distress-!
that I cannot take part in these coun
cils because my present business is to
understand what plain men everywhere
want. It is perfectly understood
Paris that we are not meeting there as
tne masters or anyuody; tnat we are
meeting there as the servant of, I be
lieve it is, about 700,000,000 people end
that unless wo show that we under
stand the business of servants we will
not satisfy them and wo will not ac
complish the peace of the world, and
that if we show that we want to serve
any iuterest but theirs wo will have
become candidates, for. tho most last
ing discredit that will ever attach to
men in history. And so it i with this
(profound feeliug of the Significance ot
the tilings you are undertaking that I
bid you welcome, because 1 believe
you have come together in the spirit
wmen i nave tried to indicate, and
that we will together concert methods
of cooperation and individual action,
which will really cemplish what we
wish to see accomplished in steadving
and easing and facilitating the whole
labor processes- of the luted State
place. It reminds me very much of
Silver Creek canyon, only on the scale
of the Willamette. The mountains are
mostly of shale formation, with no
soil except what is carried up and put
on them, It is certainly some job climb
iug around here t0 where tho vines are
planted, but the natives don't seem to
mind it at all. It would soon kill one
of our Bocky Mountain goats.
I spent one day at "Burg Eltz" (ill
old castle located a few mires nvm um'
camp. It was a very fine trip and
very interesting all the way. This is
one of the oldest castles standing at the
present time. It was started in the
early part of the year 900 and finished
up in 1200. For centuries it has been
used by the Eltz family, thus deriving
its namo. Everything about it ia in
excellent condition, and every room is
filled with interesting things, includ
ing the old coats-of-arins, complete sets
of armor, capturer from the Turks, all
kinds of weapons 'torn bows and arrows
to rifles, portraits and paintings dating
back for decades; in fact every room
was fully equipped, and there wero
plenty 0f rooms. In tho court yards we
saw piles Of sonle cannon balls, which
they used to roll over the walls upon
invaders. It is an ideal place for pro
tection from enemies as it Is located
on the sumniitt of an immense hill.
There are dozens of old castles along
Resolutions Of Condolence
Whereas, Divine Providence,, la hi
infinite wisdom has taken from out'
midst, James A. Wilson, foremost
among our eitizenehip, a leading ami
ever sacrificing spirit in the upbuild
ing of our community, prominent ia
the fraternal, social and business activ
ities of our city, a loyal and tireless
worker in the purposes of the Cherrianf
and an affectionate, devoted and home-
loving husband, and,
Whereas, the sudden and ssu uxinf
away of our esteemed citizen, husbani
and member, has precipitated our com
munity into the depths of grief and
gloom in appreciation of our loss, there
fore be it
Kesolved, that we deeply fleplore the
demise of the said James A. W ilson, of
whom it can be truly su-id that no sac
rifice was too great or labor or love
for the advancement or t?e iuterest qf
tho community to sevcro, that the void
created by the absence of his courteous
smile, kindly word of greeting, en
couragement and. counsel and never be
filled; and, be it further,
fiesolved, that we extend our sincere
sympathy to the bereaved widow &na
relatives and recommend that this tri
bute to the memory of the deceased
be spread upon the permanent record
of the Cherrians, that his record of
good citizenship and blamoless life muf
live as a worthy example to our mem
bership through the years to come, an
that an engraved copy of these reso
lutions be presented to the bereave!
widow, Mrs. James A. Wilson, in tokea
of the esteem iu which the deceased
was held by the Cherrians.
Signed: P. E. FULLERTON, King; Bin
Attest: W. 1. STALKY, Secy.
'(Jefferson Review.)
Regarding the proposed iBsue of that
1,000,000 bonds by Marion county to
build feeder roads to eonnect with th
state highway, the idea is not & ball
one if there was only a highway to eon
nect with. The money would all be
used in our county and the people who
paid the taxes would got the benefit
of the good roads. It would be well te
wait, however, until we have a p&ved
highway to connect with. We liave the
promise but not the Mwuranro or one.
The Review wants good roads, and i
more than willing to pay its share of
taxes to get them, but this thing of
''taxation without representation" t
build ecenic highways for Portland i
no good.
the Mosel, but most of them are almost " "
totally destroyed, with only the massive The Eugene high school basketball
walls standing. team lost to Bilverton oa the latter
My box camo from the 89 division last I10r naay nignt riy a single count.
ovenang, and I was sure glad to get it. but the decision was bo close tnat a re
We have a commissary in Condcn, just urn ffame wi" be p'eyed in about 10
across the river, se we are ablo to get days on a neutral floor and with a ncu-
canteen stuff quite of ton. I am feeling '"H reieree ana umpire, to aociae tne
fine and hope you aro all the same.
Company C, 4th Engineers.
championship and to decide which team
will play In Dean Walker '8 tournament
at the university this spring. Th
score was 27 to 28. Eugene Register.
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(Jefferson Review.)
Hon. D. H. Loonoy savs that four
mile of the Pacific Highway, begin
ning at the Jeffereon eity limits and
running north, will be paved this yecr.
It mar be. but road promises are easily
"Mr. Secretary nd gentlemen of the broken. The Review fought the 6,000,-
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The Seeds 9 Victory
insure the Fruits Peace
. Copyright National War Garden Commission
I c jXtTa 1,oa,,of Mgfet which come back to n on th
?ny.la mean million of doJW. to the country,
XW W Garden Commlwlon, of Washington, which
urges. Uiat every on have garden in 1919.