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J'KIDAV KVKMS'O, May 2S, T.111. PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc. L. S. BARXKS, President CIIA.S. K. FISIIKR, Vice-President DOHA C. AXDKKSKN, Sec. and Trolls'. sl'hhcrii'TIox rates Dnilv by carrier, per your S.()0 ' Tor month We Uuily by mail, per ycur 3.00 Per month ao FULL LEASED WIHI'. TKLKORAl'H REPORT The Capital Journal carrier toys are instructed to put the papers on the porch. If the carrier does not do this, misses you. or neglects getting the paper to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this is the only tray we can determine whether or not the carriers are following instructions. Fhone Main 81. GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION. FULFILLING ORGANIZATION REQUIREMENTS. The applications for membership in the reorganized Commercial Club shows that the organization is to be thor oughly democratic in its membership. Every class of bus iness, trade and profession is represented in the list of names already filed, and every section of the community, including some living quite a distance outside the limits of the city of Salem. The personnel of the new organiza tion is therefore all that could be wished as to its demo cratic and representative character, and the large mem bership will reach the number expected by the most optim istic in fixing the number to be sought. Three of the five essentials for the proper conduct of an organization of this character are therefore attained: First A form of organization adequate for serving in the best possible way the interests of the entire commu nity, and doing this according to the principles of the high est business efficiency and integrity. Second A large and representatve membership, cov ering all sections, all interests and all the city's activities which have to do with the community welfare as a whole. Third An adequate working capital to meet the re quirements of the work in hand, as outlined in preparing to render this community service. There remain two more essentials for the complete suc cess of the organization as a servant of the citizens of the community. The fifth and sixth essentials are: Fifth The proper officering of the institution with" men of broad mind, administrative ability and willingness to serve, having the one object of rendering that service for the good of all. Sixth and most important, because without it all the rest become ineffective, a willingness and desire on the part of all the members to discharge their full duty to the community by rendering what service they can through the organization, by counselling and readiness to give of their personal service and time in carrying out the work of the organization. With this may be coupled another im portant factor the co-operation of the citizens of the community who are not identified with the organization as members. In the progress thus far made has appeared evidence sufficient to justify the prediction that all these require ments will be fully met in this great new organization, and that it will prove one of the most potent of factors in the .steady and proper development of this community. Because of the excellent showing made in the get-together movement, and the broad lines indicated, it be hooves every thinking citizen to place himself on the side of constructive helpfulness, and against destructive and useless fault-finding. JEALOUSY AND SLANDER. Dun's Commercial Review for the past week gives the following review of trade ' and financial conditions throughout the country for the past week: The uncertainty regarding the European situation, and the broadening of the scope of the war, .have occasioned ;ome hesitation in general business and reduced the vol ume of trading in the stock and other speculative markets. The effect of this, however, while adding to the underly ing conservatism, has not materially changed the recent trend toward normal conditions in the principal industries and trades. The improvement has held its own; and as the special advices received this week from ninety leading cities clearly show, there is a slow but steady expansion in business. Activity is most pronounced in the trades that benefit from the big war orders, but progress also ap pears in domestic consumption, especially in the agricul tural sections, which have profited by the high prices for farm products and are now sustained by the prospects for large crops this year. It is, moreover, shared to a consid erable extent by the east, whe,re liberal investment of capital has enabled many large loans, both foreign and domestic, to be taken up. Bank clearings and railroad earnings have increased. Money continues easy and more gold has been received from France. Collections are more prompt Exports, while not so imposing, are still heavy, the iron and steel industry making gains, in spite of the international uncertainties, and urgent foreign buying, es pecially by Russia, is supplemented by freer orders from railroads at home. In the dry goods market there is, in the main, a steady distribution and in some lines much activity, while exports of woolen goods are large. The shoe trade is moving slowly, but some improvement in present conditions and in prospects is noted. Retail dis tribution in all branches is affected for better or worse by the varying weather conditions in different parts of the country. The forward movement is generally slow, and the fact that there is no disposition to assume large speculative risks, in view of the international conditions with their serous problems, is altogether a healthy feature. While there has been some reduction in the volume of exports, the total about $51,000,000 in the most recent week is over $16,000,000 larger than the imports, so that the for eign credit position of the United States is further extend ed. Although fluctuations on the stock exchange were ir regular, the general undertone was firmer and the aver age of 00 railway shares rallied from last week's low point of $77.12 to $77.91. Sensational reports of crop damage in the southwest caused an early sharp rise in wheat, but all of the initial gain was subsequently lost. Cotton, how ever, was steadier, but the general tendency of the leading commodities was downward, 2:5 advances and ?,2 declines occurring this week in the :121 quotations regularly com piled by Dun's Review. . i We wouldn't have thought the gallant, debonair Bruce Dennis of the Lagrande Observer capable of neroetratinr this brutal one: "Some day genius is going to invent a M-nsiuie nat ior women, out what's the use? No woman will wear one." i In all the wise and witty maxims of La Rochefoucauld )ione perhaps shows deeper insight into imperfect human nature than this: in the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly displeasing" So cyncial is the thought that the author himself suppressed the maxim in the third edition of his book. Yet how much truth there is in it! It is egotism and selfishness of the basest sort that causes us to be impatient and vindictive at seeing any one else attain deserved success or well-won joy. The "jealous leer malign" is the instrument that littleness and' vanity 'use in easing their own chagrin and disappointment. There is nothing more detestable than deliberate slan ler that springs from envy and malice. Yet, because it so often overreaches and because it usually bears an unmis takeable brand upon its face, it does less harm than does mere carelessness of speakinng to which jest and good na ture lend wings. The light and idle word, spoken with a laugh, has em bittered more lives, wrecked more homes and excited an grier passions than has any other one thing, and it is con stantly the source of the greatest heart-burning, trouble, distress and despair to people innocent of wrong-doing or wrong intent. Jealousy, envy, malice, are wilful murderers; but the light word, spoken without thought or evil intent, is a deadly blunderer that often strikes deeply and fatally in the back of a trusting friend. It has been suggested that the r-infidi ml ; more modest names for their battleships. The Invincible .Irresistible. Form kin hip THnmnii r.niinn, -j nr- .l:L have all gone to the bottom. A Marshfield paper prints the same heading at the top of its first and last page- To save our lives we cannot fig ure out whether that paper is advancing or going back- Down at Corona, California, they are making a great success catching flies by baiting the traps with stale beer. uiaivy nil's ! FUN WITH THE OLD MAN. i He was a meek-looking gentleman from the country, and as he took his teat at the dining room table the drummers looked at him over their soup spoons. They noted his weather beaten face, his wet hair carefully parted and brushed around over his ears, and his air of diffidence when he nervously fingered his fork; rnd when the waiter girl stood demurely at his side and winked at the boot-and-shoe man they were all attention "Soup?" she asked. The old man seemed a bit surprised at the brevity of the bill-of-fare and fidgeted about as though waiting for her to say something more. "Would you like some soup?" said the girl, glancing at the coftee-and-tea man. "I ain't particular about soup as 1 know of," answered the old man. '. "Boil' mutt'n capersauce roas' beef r's' lamb r's' veal fricasee chick'n cole lam-tongue chick'n-salad fritters boil n' baked p'tatus," said the girl vvitl' lgiumng-UKC rapiuuy. And the next thing in order is to call upon America to feed and clothe the Italian war sufferer. Amuica 10 war sufferers. FRUITLAND ITEMS O'llpitill . 1 1 It I I'll It I Siwiiil K.M.!,.,' 1 ti u 1 1 l:i ii.l, dr.. Muy ".('. . Cvin 11,1,1 I'limilv nf Siilcm linvi- n.ovcl onto ""' AUnr.l ,ln,.,i, I , , i ( ,istnni'i north nf iho I'liinvli. Mr. 4 'oK jit i ill 'K'hi In SiiIi'iii uiiiiiir I'nr Mrs, Alvor.l "I"' i ill. The Cnlviiis nml Alvor.l " "'iiiiiinli'il in Southern Oregon. A. W, Si'liiinili uiiil i'limilv Imvo re turn,.,! In ln t ;i 1 1 1 1 I'roin Siiloin, Miss lli'i'tliii Klui,, Iuh ivliirui',1 from ii v ini In Tillamook. Mli,. will in (',, .iniii her sister in Molilalia, when' lliev tin n .niii'rt'. Srlienl closed Kii.lnv vUli a romp ami M. I. IUhhu, Manager and 1'ni.iili'iit I fc . w KEAKNT ST. Baf. Sullm ad Biuh - LADD & BUSH, Bankers Established 1S6S Capital $."00,000.00 Transact a general banking business Safety Deposit Boxes SAVINGS DEPARTMENT 1 m SAN FRANCISCO A modem, Kie-prool, up.lo-dite Hotel, Unlrd in the center of cvpryllunR ii.d on direct line to the Ejpo.iiion Gioun Ji. RATES Delsched Bslh Private Bath M.00. 1.50 sinst 1.50, 2.00 iln.l. t.50,12 00doubli 2.00,2.50doublt IWH.H(ol SJ.J CorJort-Ewtj Cwwwik From TKiJ i imI Tnwl S. Ore, tel. nr IV. Iln lb. ri.an rmvtoki- Sulln Si. cu. M u k.,, a.. ,u h.tt a bla NwiK. Or Take -Universal" Bui direct to Hotel I ,'n''' H 1 time on Iho purl of j 'I'" I'lipiU. The le.vlior previously nil j miiineeil tlml nun,. 1,, the sehool diil. . ilreu were expeei,., , ),e present, nl ! uniih the piitruns f the sehool hnve I hml a t :i ii.l i mj iiniimi,,,, to iitleml last ilny exeri'ises lieietuiure, ! Mrs. linker has ,in, finished liuiMiiii; n new limn, " "ii'lei-M 1 tlii.t the loKiinlierrv I (trow ers i this s,m, have been oi'- ; '"'.''I lml - t per pound bv the enn- I neries hi Siili-m. iilil1Kh II eelitH were I'm, I Inst se:iM,n. Rrilw,,r steti he would let his er..p slnv on the vines ,,';"'; In' "ill sell ir o ,,,!,,. t is lool.e.l on us an inip,Mtioii on the pnrt ji'l Hie .-aimers. ho ,!, ,rv , ..h,r- It Oil 111.' ei-iUMM. Tl,.. 'l,... ..... jjrower has Uh,. ;i,i mid en red for his vines s usual, nn-l thev seem to tiKiire the grower il ,tnii,l n eul in price nillier than , , i,ii. inns it loohs s tlioiiKb the run ner has spriiutf a tii.-k, i his own inter est, r llns is s tin. lonnnl.errv infill as well no uliiiini,-,,,,!,, ni) t, r;v,'r ,vi , not stun ,fr i, t ., ,ri,.ke,l i.. ihl. X ""-V. ''illin"' "i'ior.1 to worl I "! ' ' I himself, lie w ,1iw up ins .1 at.U an. ,,ln, (1 5! .ll. somen, ,,, ,. ,.,, I vised to plant the l.'.,l,....,.i. jsii.'h ii K..O.I investu.t f,,r the fellow! iillint d.m nr,,,,. N(xf ,, ,' o l erw i l I.K.lv a dollar a hundred. 1 , You cannot afford to diIm lt JJur,wl Want Ad 1 1 " for Iniel The old man looked kind of help: ,ess, and the boys felt a little sorry for him as he kept his eyes fastened on the fork, which he shoved from side to side with his fingers. "I guess I'll, take 1 guess you'll have to say that again," he said, look ing up, and the girl rattled the whole thing off in exactly the same time a! before. The old man looked round the table and caught sight of a drummer wink ing at the girl; then he jerked his head around, and looking her straight ii: the face, he said: "You may gimme s'm cornbeef 'n' cabbage roas' beef veal 'n' mutt'n coir, chick'n 'n' turkey V tongue 'n' s'm ham V eggs 'n' codfish-cakes' V sas sage 'n' beefsteak V a piece o' pun kin pie 'n' a cup o' coffee, sis; 'n' now see ef yer kin make ycr little legs Hy as fast as yer tongue, fer I wanter git home, there's a shower comin' up. The girl hesitated, turned red, and then made a break for the kitchen, while the drummers laughed and the old man gazed out of the window at the'gathering clouds. A NEIGHBOR'S GARDEN. It seems the very air it sweet : With fragrance that would thrill the bees Until they'd dream, In rapture meet, The dreams of lost Herperidei. The flowers bless the cooling spray And all their petal then unclose To catch the shower's richochet, When Molly wields the garden hose The twilight deepens, settles down The stillness of a summer's eve Has claimed the busy, bustling town That soon to blissful dreams 't will leave; But o'er the grassy, glistening lawn Kach drop of water, jeweled, gloin And all the thirst of day is gone When Molly wields the garden hose Her locks they rippling fffll in waves Beneath her fillet's close confines, The grass her gown's rich hemming laves With only rapturous designs; Each passer-by but seems to see In this rare sight a balm for woes; The world is brighter, all agree. When Molly wields the garden nose R. F. G. PROFIT BY IT. Mrs. Suburban. Oh. Henryl After passing through the long winter, the ice, the sleet and the snow, and then to see this glorious spring sunlight, these green fields, and the leafy treesl Why, one feels that it actually paysl Henry. Ycs( you bet It paysl Why only this morning I rented this house to a city man for $800 for the summer months, and leased a fiat in the city (or $200. GOING BY AUTHORITY. Jim Jackson. No. tali jo' dont Mtcn hit coon wukkin' on rainy day rainy day Henney (astonlthed). - lika dial ' Squirt Rainy? Jim Ja.clfion.-Wil, dafi wot dt almanac lay in' dit't good 'nuff (ok iel Twice-told talei would not b ta bd If people of tn Iterative turn oj wind would only itop it that, f Y0TJ VISIT ' A Galley o' Fun! California Expositions On your way to or from the East. Summer -Excursion Tickets LOW ROUND TRIP FARES TO SAW FRANCISCO AND SAN DIEGO DTJR ING THE EXPOSITION PERIOD .sit the Southern Pacific building at the r.inaniQ.p.vifin Exposition. Reat Room, ItovinR Pieturcs, Travel L hires, Ticket and Validating Office and Information Bureau Full Information from the nearest Agent of SOUTHERN PACIFIC John M. 8cott, General rusaengor Agent, Portland, Ore. 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