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THE PRESIDENTIAL AMULET.
t On Forum
AN OPEN LETTER
THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
U the only newspapor in Balem whoao circulation is guaranteed by the
Audit Bureau Of Circulation! '
TRYING TO SWIPE THE ROAD FUNDS.
The Oregonian still contends that Portland is not fav
ored by the expenditures of state road funds upon the
Columbia river highway. Also it takes the Capital Jour
nal to task because it calls attention to the fact that the
Etate in general received practically no benefit from the
expenditure of the $6,000,000 appropriated for roads two
years ago. It gives figures which are juggled with aU
the clever ability of that paper to juggle figures when it
wants to fool the public, as it so frequently does. The
fact is that no money to speak of has been expended by
the state highway commission during the past two years
except on the upper and lower Columbia highways, roads
which are chiefly important to Portland, and a spur from
the Portland pavements to Newberg. A little ; grading on
the roads was done in a few scattered localities of the
state but the work was unimportant.. This year other
contracts have been let and we are informed they will ex
haust the $6,000,000 road fund. Among the contracts is
one for paving the Salem-Aurora road of which the state
supplies about $120,000 and the government the balance---tmd
this is all that Marion, second county of the state,
with the second largest number of licensed machines, gets
out of the six million dollar fund. And many counties of
the state have fared worse than Marion. - . ;
All that the Capital Journal is seeking to do now is to
keep the money derived from the sale of the new $10,000,
000 bond issue from being expended on. the Mount Hood
loop, which is part of Portland's scenic system, planned
for the purpose of attracting tourist travel to that city.
We would like to see the money expended upon the main
highways of Oregon for the purpose of developing the
state, and we expected the Portland papers to abuse and
misrepresent us for discussing the issue from this stand
point. There is no question but it is the intention of the
road boosters of the dominating city of the state to com
pletely pave the Columbia highway from Seaside to The
n,i inncrrnH- the Mount Hood loop, if they can m-
fluence the highway commission with the-help ot the ure
gonian and other subsidized mediums. Then if there is
ipff t.bo rest of the state will be welcome to it.
tuijr iAvAvjr v.---
There is one thing about President Wilson that ought
to be cleared up.
At a recent dinner given in the White House to mem
bers of the congressional foreign relations committee, it
was observed that as the guests were about to seat them
selves at the table something dropped from the president's
pocket and rolled over the floor. It seemed dark or red
dish brown. A waiter hurriedly picked it up and handed
it to the president, who explained with a little embarrass
ment that his "physician had ordered him to carry it."
What was it? There have been two explanations
printed. One is that it was a DUCKeye or norse ciie&umi shouid be definitely and sharpy drawn
an article intrinsically heauuiui, ana weu Known
normal American ooys to possess mysucai curduvc auuiits abolition Aman canuot).aa aciui3
protective powers. The other explanation is that it was a citizen
"confere bag" of red cloth, containing some nameless out
presumably potent and salubrious compound. The bene
ficent effects of such an amulet are well known to south
ern darkiesthe president is a southern man.
The entire incident shows President Wilson in a new
light. He has been generally regarded as a "thinking
machine", with little room for the ordinary human emo
tions and frailties. But if the president really depends,
for his health and personal safety, on the efficacy of
some charm carried in his pocket, there is a touch of
humanity that instantly makes him kin with the whole il
logical and un-grown-up worm oi numamty;
And this being granted, surely tne precise nature uj.
that charm ought to be settled definitely. Is it a northern
amulet, or a southern one? Of American or African in
spiration? Does Mr. Wilson carry it to ward off rheu
matics, or the flu? Did his physician really order him to
do it? Or, is it his own idea, and does he tote it 'just for
uck'T Several million people wouia nice to Know.
A NON PARTISAN PLEA. :
To Bishop William F. McDowell,
president of the board of temperance,
prohibition and public morals of the
Methodist Episcopal church:
Dear Bishop: 'No man or woman can
be a true Christian or patriot end
vote the republican or democratic or
any license party ticket.
Political action general conference
The time has come when the line
license, rent property to be used for the
purposes of the traffic, vote for it or
with it, or fail to make his cUiziMiship-j-
connt as an elector in protest against
the traffic's continuance. To do any
one of these thingg is to betray hia
citizenship, the religion he professes,
and the ehurch of the living Christ.
What say youf
WILLIAM N. TAFT
The view' Seeminelv held bv a majority of the Ameri
can papers, that the League of Nations is not a political
question, finds admirable expression in an editorial of
the Boston Herald. That newspaper, generally consider
ed the leading republican organ of New England, says:
"The wise course for remiblicans to take is to turn in
and help in the realization of the great aspiration which
the president set forth, just as tney turned m ior tne suc
cess of the armies of which he was the duly chosen commander-in-chief
in the recent war. Few men ever lose
anything by a broad and chivalrous position. We can af
ford to think of nothing but that wmcn is oest ior man
kind and for our on-coming civilization.
In common with a large majority of the people of
the state, we would like to see Robert A. Booth remain
on the state highway commission. Of course, it is a
hard, thankless task if a man is honest and expects no
craft from the beneficiaries of road contracts, and we
can scarcely blame Mr. isootn ior uesumg w v,
Aa "NTnhnrlv loves them not even the
United States senate.
By Walt Mason
GOOD OLD GEORGE,
'Tnthov dnv old England's kine in a public park ap
peared, and his subjects, in a ring, gazed upon his royal
lead? "Good old George t" the people yelled, when their
monarch they beheld. And his eyes were misty then, and
rmotion shook his frame, as he heard the war-worn men
call him by that loving name; "Good old George!" his
people cried, and his bosom swelled with pride. That was
finer far than praise by the stately heralds sprung, than
the eulogies of jays drilled of gesture and of tongue; finer
than the poet's song; "Good old George!" they whooped it
strong. Since the long drawn war began, and the world
was trampled flat, George was first of all a man, and a
man-sized one at that: so. when he goes kinging by
"Good old George I" his people cry. In the days of stress
and dread never shirked he toil or cares; when the people
trimi mod their dead. Georeo's sad heart ached with theirs;
now that dreary time's gone by; "Good old George!" the
people cry. Could the German kaiser now to his native
and return, is there, think you, man or frau, who would
not his noblets spurn? Is there one, already, still, who
would cry out, "Good old Bill?" - -
THE CATBKFILLAIt PEST
Don't Cough Until Weak-
Elderly people and others who
suffer from itubborn or chronic coughs
that wear down the strength, lower vitality
Tg and ditturb leep, will find in Foley's Honey
and Tor a most helpful and healing medicine.
The very first doses bring comfort
and eae, in it you get the curative in
fluence oJ pinetar and other healing ingred
ients, together with the mollifying laxative
effect of honey.
Foley's Honey -5 Tar
is recommended also for bronchial
and la grippe coughs, hoarseness, tickling
throat, and stuffy, wheezy breathing. Ths
wise mother knows it stops croup and it is
just what children ought to have for feverish
colds, coughs, "snuffles," whooping cough
and measles cough. It contains no opiates.
" I was (tsubled with couth, and would be com-
fletely exhausted after each fit ot violent coushiii(.
bousht a bottle oi Foley's Honey and Tar and
before 1 bad taken it the coushinj apells had entirely
ceased. I wish to say it can't be beau K. C
Collins, Barncgat, N. J.
'My daughter bad a bad case ot chronic coutih. We
finally save her Foley's Honey and Tar. Its
effect was almost immediate lor after a few dayr
the trouble entirely disappeared and haa not re
turned." Knudt Lee, Wtuwaska, Winn.
FOR SALE BY
J. C. PERRY, 115 S. Commercial St.
These relief drives are getting harder and harder and
mitrta to he stormed .altogether. The people should serve
notice on the big paid foreign relief organizations that
they will not put up any more money, now tnat tne war
is over, without knowing when and where it is spent. These
relief organizations and war work movements which have
been maintained ougnt to oe tnorougniy mvesugateu ui
ficially so we may know how much of our money goes to
overhead exnense and how much of it is expended for the
purposes that are advertised. Anyway, it is time that all '
these professional war ana renei winters were qunuug
and leaving the Red Cross to finish up all the necessary
work, since this organization is thoroughly reliable and
has the confidence of the people.
Eugene Debs got what was coming to him but there
. . . i ; i. -
are a wnole lot or men ana women more aangerous w
society-than he still at large. They should all be rounded
up before the good work stops.
The real estate market in and around Salem has not
been as active in years as it is at the present time. And
the transactions now are not based on boom inflation
but rather upon established values.
Editor Capital Journal: I am. not a
calamity howler nor do I seek any no
toriety but have something to say I
feel should be said. While its uther
people 'a business and the slate and
the counties are paying big salaries to
men who ought to know and niake thc
facts known over their signatures if
they do know and care to earn their
salaries. I feel it a sense of duty to
call attention to it. If you seo fit you
can writo up the subject matter fol
lowing, in your editorials or publisli
in the O. F. column, I am not a logan
berry grower but have been making
observations, particularly siuee the last
crop of berries were being harvested.
At that time whole rowg of vinug in
gome of the vineyards had been strip
ped of their foliage by caterpillars and
of course there wore no berries on
those vines. This is the first appear
ance of a pest that threatens the indus
try and even the coming crop might foe
a total loss because of the ravages of
that caterpillar. It is reasonable to sus
pect that some pest would develop as
they do in all lines of horticulture. And
the one that has appeared is next to
the most destructive one that might
be expected. I refer to the army worm
as the most .destructive. They will he
hard to fight ag poison spray would
have to be applied before the berries
set, since it would not do to poison
the berries. '
The moths are now flying and the
females Are depositing thoir eggs on
the bursting leaf buds. So what ever is
done will have to be done between
now and blossoming time. And had bet
tor be idone in a test or experimental
way at least. Other methods of com
bating the pestg will "be suggested by!
the paid officials when too late tor trie
growing crop, and there will bo many
more billions of them to fight The ca
terpillar is one commonly known as
the spanner worm the looper and
measuring worm and is in the same
family with the canker worm, which
family is known scientifically, as the
many roles in amateur playg that it
would not seem natural for tn Elks'
play to be put over without K. Cooko
appearing on tho aceue. Hence, while
he didn't have a very leading part us
a Japuiieso sorvant, he was allowed to
coniu out first when the curtain roto
and to do a lot of work without suy-
geometrids of which many species ex-ji"g- Later on he was called upon to
ist. While I might be mistaken as to I talk, although Mr. Mott had. to- dost
the magenitudo of the pest it will at i him up several times.
least if not this season, become a ser
ious menace another year df not vigor
ously cornKatted, for they are among
the hardiest and least liablo to destruc
tion by weather and climatic condi
AN AMATEUR ENTOMOLOGIST
WHEN THE BOTS "OVEB THERE"
GET BACK "OVEB HEBE"
THE PROMOTER'S WIFE
i BY JANE PHELPS
NEIL TELLS BARBARA A GOOD
I'itONT GOKS A LONG WAYS
sometimes comes to women who lovei
All day I thought, and thought and
thought. Neil 's friend had said that ho
was fortunate to bo able to "enlist the
interest of TWO women." and then he
had called Blanche Orton "ciever and
dangerous". Then he had said it was
easr to read the character of a woman
of her sort: ''Charming, fascinating,
unscrupulous when it suits them."
Did it suit Blancho trton to dc un
scrupulous? And was there something
in her relation with Neil that warrant
ed that remark t
In spite of my anxiety, the day pass
ed swif ly. Neil had asked for an elab
orate menu for the dinner; and there
were flowers to get, and other thing
to occupy me. I was all dressed when
he came in. Dressed exactly as I had
been the night before, pearls and all
And I should have no rival at this din-
Blaneho Orton, in her anaky cos-
Much against my will, I had arrived
at the conclusion that Neil did not wish
me to know anything of his busuu-s
methods. Not that this was cause for
my doubting them perfectly legitimate;
Go where you
will, yoii will
find no bet-lerstand-bu
but it, in a way, made me feel that
Neil did not think me capaote of un
derstanding things which, it was per
fectly obvious, he confided in Blanche
Orton. It made me vaguely jealous. I
did not, for a moment, yet, believe Neil
to be in love with Blanche; but I felt
that he thouhgt her worthy of his con
fidence, in a way that it hurt me to
I was definitely conscious of the pos
sibility that, because of this faith in
Mrs . Orton 's ability, ha might event
ually think her necessary to him. Hith
erto my happiness had been almost per
fect because of my trust in Nail's loy
alty. I regarded the ordinary form of jeal
ousy as unnecessary, and indeed dis
honorable toward Neil toward my love
for him. To me, such forms of jealousy
were an insult.. But could Neil, mors
than another rjermanently control hi
heart if thi woman made hint think
she was necessary to bis success
Purees was Neil's Ood.
If it would make for that success,
would h sacrifice met
I asked myself this question, hut re
fused mvself an answer, When I mar
ried Neil, although 3 years old, I never
tume, would not eclipse me. It raised
spirits, in a way. that this was so; and
when Neil again complimented me, and
told me I looked sweet enouijh to cat.
I felt quite satisfied with myself and
with my appearance,
Mr. Scott came quite promptly, and
I was surprised that Neil should have
been so particular, should have gone
to so much troublo for him. Ho was a
short, swarthy man, badly dressed al
though in evening clothes 'Upen
faced clothes", he facetiously called
them, later, on, when the wine Neil had
given him made him feel moro at ease.
His tnirlish was poor, ana ungrauv
matical; his voice halted frequently
when he tried to express himself
'He needs his money. He hasn't any
other attractions." I said to myself
But Neil had wanted me to entertain
him, so I tried to forget his unattrac
tive personality, and to be as interest
ine as I could. That I was succeeding,
and that Neil was pleased, was evi
dent by his quick, appreciative glances
In mv direction
We" had coffee in the library coffee I
ana nquers. duib mr. ccvn emu uvu
"You're a slick one, Forbes, so I'm
told." Mrt Scott remarked. "But you
or anyone else will have to get up early
in the morning to put anything over on
me, I am sure your deal is on the square
and I'll take that block of stock."
They excused themselves and went
Murray L. Hart, who was a plain
clothes man and not allowed to borrow
any police uuif rom from Chief Varnoy,
appeared quite natural. All ho had to
da was. to suiuko a good cigar and put
on the swank that is supposed to fit
with a plain clothes officer who know
ho couldn't bo fooled.- As. Mr. Hart
was & real officer iu tho late war. it
just came natural to see that things
wore going right. He knew the part
and acted it.
But whilo a lot of men wo know
in balem were masquerading in police
uniforms on the stugo lust nignt, more
really wore two genuine patrolmen, mix
ed in with a governor, a secretary of
state, a city mayor and a couple, of
former military men. These men wore
Walter Thopson and Harry Bowe. Ia
the active work of running down Oscar
Gingrich it was hard to toll which was
which. They guarded well the outor
door in a. crisis when Gingrich wai
trying to get away and there was a bus
picion that James Mott was about to
As all cannot be stars and do the
heavy love making or cut .up pictures
that wcro valuable, some must be con
tent without a chance of getting a glad
hand. In this patriotic work were Dan
F. Langenberg and A. L. Frascr. Both
arc good actors and both consented to
take part in the play for the good ot
Plenty of Action. ,
Whilo the play is strictly a main 'a
play, yet. of course there must be wo
men in the cast to add the necessary
romance. Mrs. Walter ii. ISpauiding
put the necessary pep into hur anting
as an aunt of Miss Olga Gray. When
Mrs. Spauldiug came on the stage there
was something doing all the time and
she played most excellently the part of
tho aunt wh0 had to keep Miss Gray
from eloping with Oscur Gingrich.
Miss Cartwright, although a new -stat
in Elkdoiu plays, won the approval ot
tho aduience almost before aho began
to talk. Her love malting with Karl
Hinges was really natural, especially
taking into consideration that about
800 pepole were looking at her. Mr.
Hinges helped along wonderfully in the
turned homo Thursday night from Camp iT?lnS BCeaes of love at first sight and
Lewis, where he was kept a few days everything was lovely. .
after his return from overseas. He is As the young lady who foil la lore
well and harty but very glad to get with Oscar Gingrich and later With
back himo. , , (James Mott, Miss Olsa Gray mada a
Mr. Holeman sold a few fat hogs in most deeided hit. Her actine was most
natural ana she carried well all her try-
When I was just eighteen years old,
My Undo Sam called me,
To fighh the Huns so I was told,
Acrossi the deep blue sea.
We drilled both day and night awhile,
Then sailed for "Over there,"
To wade in mud up to our necks,
And live on "poisoned air
Mid shot and shell and gas we fought,
Mid scenes one ne er forgets
But Oh! God bless the folks back home
Who sent us cigarettes
Their drive delayed, the Hun, dismayed
Could not stand JfanKee vim,
No shot nor Bhell nor gas could etay
Their progress toward iBerhn
We stayed in dugouts wet and cold,
Our bodies lame and aore,
We lit our cigarettes and smiled
We asked for nothing more. .
Democracy ia safe again,
And we have tieace once more
And Oh! how glad wo were to land
Upon our native snore.
But what! what'g that I ear, I asked,
No ciearettes you ayf
Why I'm a soldier lad kind sir
I just got back today.
That makes no difference, said the man
Gave my dime back with a smile
Yon see you-'re not quite twenty one,
You'll have .to wait awhile.
So I returned to find that we
Who fought for freedom dear,
Had won it for them "Over there,"
But lost ours "Over Here."
We boys of course, could eat Hun gas
And" juggle shot and shell,'
But smoking cigarettes you know
Would kill us sure as hell
So Uncle takes nio by the hand,
And says "My man, well done!"
But you must not smoke cigarettes
Until you'ro twenty one.
E. B. DAUGHEBTY.
EOLA TO ITEMS
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Eola, March 13. Bay Ferguson re-
Salem last week.
Mr. Beckson of West Salem has pur.
chased a new Ford five passenger car
for his family.
The people of Eola miss the four
o'clock car service very much.
Mrs. Nola Moffitt is stopping with
her relatives, the Antrieans, for
John Trent visited his kiasrolkj in
M's. Mitty had a very pleasant visit
at the Beckson home Saturday.
Maxine Ferguson was very sick Mon
day night with indigenlon,
There ig a set of books from the
Mrs. Antrican has been very siek
but is now on the mend. Dr. McCallon
has been coming every day to see her.
Mrs. Aeuff is helping ears for Mrs.
to the desk and talked of enecJts ana Antrican.
shares for about ten minutes. Then
Neil gave hira some stock certificates
at least that was what they called
them and he gave Neil a check.
After he left, Neil- laughed rather
sarcastically, and said: ", ,
The fool! he's dead easy "
''What do you mean, Neilt And
why were you to anxious to- entertain
such man lavishly I"
' A good front goes a long wtys wits
Mrs. Odom came over from Dallas
for a few days to help ears for her sis.
ter, Mrs. Antrican.
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hv,A cared fur anyone elscj never had; say moro, but without success. I went
had the slightest 'idea of what an all- to bed, once more, with a feeling that
absorbing love meant to a woman. But all was not right; but also feeling help
now I knew to the fullest extent Was less to change anything.
I sis to know the nnhappiness whi (To Be Coatinned)
force and not as mayor that he natur-
people." I tried to get him to ! Ml into the ways of ordering pec-
1 ' . . . , . . 1 . luknw with 1 II 11 n.AMltlAII
pie about. Anyhow with the exception
of "Officer 666" he was abont the most
sctive jwlicenian oa the opera house
beat last night.
Cooke Fatten has appeared' in so
wg experiences with Mr. Gingrich who
insisted on clopine with her and Mr.
Mott who insisted on marrviTiir w.
As Mr. Mott put on the play, it Is nat
ural that -he should have the pleasure
of telling Miss Gray a lot of nice thines
and finally winning out as the curtain
went down. '
Was Finished Success.
As Salem audiences know Mr. Mott
they know that when he announces
aa Elk play, it's going to be a goad
one; They know that Mr. Mott is a
finished actor and that he knowa bis '
business and that is enough to always
draw tw0 crowded houses. This time,
it will draw three houses. . There was'nt
a vaeant scat in the house last night,
boj will there be any unsold ones for
tonight Those who want to se the
play will be given a chance at tho
third and last performance Friday even
ing at 8:30 o'clock.
And the credit of the fine show last
evening is not 0nly to Mr. Mott, th dir
ector, but to the fine spirit and enthu
siasm, of those who gave their time to
tho production of the play. The audi
ence didn't quite respond with enough
encores, but it pretty well understood
that Salfm audiences aren't much en
enthusing the first night. They gener
ally liven up the second night.