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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOt) RNAL, SALEM. OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1919. -
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WHY DOES LAND SELL HIGH?
FIRST Because it is worth it. Because each year under pro
: per tillage it yields a return which makes the investment safe.
SECOND Because millions of industrious people in this coun
try know the security of land investment and back their judgment '
' with their money. ' ", - ' ' ,
THIRD Because the available high-class farming land is already
. . under private ownership and operation. ' ;. ;
FOURTHBecause the millions who do not occupy land but who
rely upon its products for sustenance, for food, for wool, and cotton
...... are rapidly increasing out of all proportion to those who till the land.
.- FIFTH Because the prosperous landowner,' or the man who
knows the possibilities of land ownership, seeks to acquire the land
,. . that is near him or advantageously located for his children.
. There are other reasons many other reasons but no matter .
, r where land sells and wherever it has sold, whether for $1.00 an acre
or for $650 an acre, the current expression among the folks has been :
and will be "It is too high." , . . . . ; '
'Too high," always "too high" they say.' .Yet the values move
upward. And who can recall an acre of good land anywhere that
' ever declined in value unless affected by speculative influences from
" city expansion or soma similar causes. 7
A 1914 Dollar $
A 1919 Dollar
Your $$$$$$ now purchase less than half what they formerly did. ;
This applies to every necessity of life. '
In our middle western states it has already applied to farm lands.
Iowa farms of large size have a ready sale at prices of from $400 to
$525 an acre. ? .
THE UPWARD MOVEMENT OF
on Farm Laid
Has Just Begun
The possibilities of berry and fruit culture in the Willamette
1 Valley are beginning to be recognized. .Salem is already a
fruit center of importance. Lands suitable to the culture of
berries and fruit will grow in value in proportion to its qual
ity and its nearness to Salem, the best fruit market in the
. . Northwest. , .i
ROBERTS FRUIT FARMS
Formerly the S. B. Hill farm and Adjoining Roberts Loganberry farms. 3 miles
east-Silverton Road 10 minutes out
200 ACRES OF CHOICE
The soil is of rich, black, loamy character, easy to work and highly product
ive. For sale in 10, 20 or more acre farms. One tract of 44 acres wjth good
. Price $200 Per Acre
HAWKINS & ROBERTS
205 Oregon Building
the great fighting nations of the world
They eould have done anything with
this treaty that they chose . to, they
had the power to do what they wished,
and thev chose to do what had never
been chosen before to renounce every
right of sovereignty in that settle
ment to which the people concerned
did not afsent. ,
That is the great settlement, which
is represented in this volume and it
contains among other things, a great
charter of liberty for the Working men
of- the worldr
For the first time in the history of
tne councils of mankind they are to be
drawn together and concerted for the
purpose of defending the rights and
improving the conditions of the working
people and the women and children
all over the world. Such a thing as
that was never dreamed of before. :
And what you are asued to discuss
n discussing the leagtio of nations is
the method of seeing that this thing is
not interfered with. And there is no
other way except by universal league
of nations, and what is proposed here
is an universal league of nations. Only
two nations are for ho time beina. left
out. One of them is Germany, because
we didn't think that Oermany -was
ready to tome -n. because we felt that
she ought to go through a period of
preparation, because .she says that she
lias made a mistake and we want her
to prove it by not trying it again.
She says that she has abolished all
the old forms of government by which
innt- occiei cumiuus or men sitting no
body knew exactly where, could deter
mine the various-fortunes of that ereat
nation and incidentally try to .deter-J
mine the fortunes of mankind, and wel
want her to dcovc that her situation is
changed and then how can we say no
to a great people sixty million strong,
if they want to cqnie in on equal terms
with the rest of us, and take part in
international affairs. ;.- -
I want to say that I didn't find any
of my colleagues in Paris disinclined
to, do justice to Germany. When an in
dividual has committed a criminal act,
the punishment is hard, but the punish
ment is not unjust, and this nation per
mitted itself, through the nets of un
scrupulous governors, to commit a crim
inal act against mankind and it has to
undergo the punishment not more
than it can endure, but up to the point
where it can do., it, for the wrong if
has done. ' ' ' , :
If you are -a party, then the question
is not whether you aro going to war or
not, but whether, merely you are go
ing to war against the rest of the
world, or with the rest of the world.
And the object of 'war in that case will
bo to defend the central thing that
I am now speaking nbout.. That is, the
guaranty of the land titles of the
world, which have' been established by
iPoland, Czecho-Slovakia, : Rumania.
Jugo-Slavia and all those nations which
never before had 8 vision of independ
ence or liberty, now have their liberty
and independence guaranteed, nnd if
we don't guarane them that, we have
this next choice. .,
But I came here to talk about those
things we call reservations. Keserva
tion is an assent with a ''but" to it.
''We agree, but!" Now, I want to call
your attention to some of these buts
In tho first article of the covenant
it is provided that a nation can with
draw from the league, on two years'
notice provided that, at the time of
this withdrawal that is to say, at the
expiration of tho two years it has ful
filled all its international obligations
and all its obligations under the cove
nant. .. ..
But some of our friends are uneasy
about that. They .want to sit close to
the door and with their hands on the
knob and they want to say," We are
in this thing, but we are in it with in..
finite timidty ajjd we aro n t only
because you persuaded us and wanted
us to come in, but we are going to sit
here and try this door every once in a
while and see it isn't locked, and just
as soon, as we see anything we don't
like we are going to scuttle."
Now, what is the trouble. I want you
to put this to every man you know
who makes this objection. What is he
afraid off Is he afraid that when the
United Stajes wishes to withJSaw It
will not have fulfilled its internation
al obligations! Is he willing to bring
that indictment . against this beloved
I, for one, am too proud as an Am
erican to say that any doubt will ever
hang upon our right to withdraw upon
the condition of the fulfillment of our
But I must not turn away from the
provision with regard to Shantung. I
frankly said to my Japanese colleagues
at the conference that t" was very
deeply dissatisfied with that part of
the treaty. Japan agreed at that time
that she would relinquish every item
of suffrage that Germany had enjoyed
to China and she would retain with
other nations elsewhere in China cer
tain economic concessions with re-
gard to the railways and mines which
she was to operate under a corporation
and subject to the laws of China.
I wish she could have done more, but
suppose that we dissent from that
clause of the treatyt.xouan't sign alt
of a treaty but one part. We can 't
I sigu the treaty with the Shaming pro
i vision cut out of it and -u we could,
what sort of service would that be do
ing China .
Let us state the 'acts with brutal
frankness, Kufclund and (Trance aro
bound by solemn treaty entered into
before the conference in Iaris, betore
the end of the war, to give Japan
what she gets in this treaty in Shan
tung. Tho only wav we can get it away
from her is v--going to war with japan
Oreat Britain and France. Does that
looki like a workable proposition t Is
that doing China servket
.Whereas, it we go into this treaty,
w ve members of tho league; China
and Japan are numbers of the Ieagu
and Japan promise and we guarantee
that the territorial integrity and po
litical independence of China will be
respected and preserved.
That is the onljr possible way, un
der the circumstances, to serve China.
W cannot rewrite this treaty.
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THERE HE STANDS!
GRAND old Bull''' Durham.": He belongs in this
country's Hall of Fame. Can you think of a more
familiar figure? For over half a century Bull has1
been part of the landscape; the tobacco he represents;
has made millions and millions of friends?
You can Toll fifty-thrifty cigarettes from onejbag)
; The Government tax on 50 "Bull". Durhamdga
rettes that you roll yourself is less than 1& cents ; the1
Government tax on 50 machine-made cigarettes is 15,
cents. It's real good sense to roll your own.
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With HUH, paper you'
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9 o'clock President Wilson's special
train pulled into the union statiou here.
A crowd that completely filled the
streets surrounding tjio station and ex
tended for blocks greeted him. Soldiers
from Fort Omaha were used to open a
passage so that the president could pro
ceed. President Wilson arrived at the taidi
ttrium at 10 a. m. Ho was greeted by
a "full house." Fully 8000 people were
packed iu the building and as many
moro wcro unable to gain admittance.
visitors Friday. ' .
. The farmers are taking advantage of
the rainy weather and are burning their
"" Omaha, Neb., Sept. 8 Adhearing
strictly to schedule, President Wilson
trnin left Omulm at noon for Sloni
Falls, S. I)., where Wilson speaks to
PRATUM NEWS NOTES.
C. V. Johnson, at the head of the real
estate department of the insurance
commissioner 's office, has secured rooms
in the Northwestern National bank in
Portland, and will hereafter spend
Thursday and Friday of each week in
that city, looking after the business
originating there. Ho .states that of the
1200 licensed real estate dealers in Ore
gon, 500 are located in Portland. There
are still a large number of dealers who
have not taken out their license under
the new law, and ation will be taken
against them after due notice has been,
given. Mr. Johnson also notes that
there are numerous cases whero names
of men not in the real estate business
have been used as references an of
fense for which a fine is provided.
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Bov Short purchased a Chevrolet
Elmer Leisy and Alfred Kleen are
picking hops at the Livesly yards north
Both Bros, finished the threshing sea
son Thursday at the farm of A. W. Pow
ell. Charles Bice is receiving a large
quantity of evergreen blackberries
Alfred Kampf made several trips ts
I,. H. Me Muhon's farm after peaches re
cently. . .
George Schaap is digging a new well
on his farm east of Pratum.
The hop picking in this vicinitv will
start next week in the yard belonging
to Alfred Meyer.
Miss Eleanor Schaap expects to re
turn from Salem soon to take up the
duty of principalship iu the Pratum
school for the coming term. - '
An ice cream social was given last
Saturday eyening in Fred de Mies'
woods for the benefit of the German M.
John Gerber has been on the siik list
lately. - .
. Ppter Hof stetter is building a house
on his farm west of town.
David Bamseyer and wife were Salem
We need more women in our Preparatory
Department. This is an excellent opportun
ity for elderly women to get steady employ
ment. The work is light, no heavy lifting.
Good wages. Apply .
SALEM KING'S PRODUCTS CO.
; c ; ; Front and Market Streets ' '