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HATIRDAY EVENING. December J. ISUti, CHARLES H FISHES Editor and Manager PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc. L. B. BARNES, CHA8. H. FISHER, DORA C. ANDRE3EN, President. Vice-President. Sec. and Treas. SUBSCRIPTION BATES ilr hv carrier, ner year t5.00 Per month Dally by mail, per year FDLL LEASED. WIRE TELEGRAPH REPORT " EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES New York, Ward Lewi Williams Special Agency, Tribune Building Chicago, W. H. Btockwell, People's Oaa Building The Capital Journal carrier bo.vs are instructed t put the papers on the oreh. 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 way we can determine whether or not the carriers are following instructions. Phone Main 81 before 7:30 o'clock and a paper will be sent you by special messenger if the carrier has missed you. AN EASILY PLEASED COMMISSIONER Commissioner Tallman, of the General Land office, is highly pleased with the action of congress in "restoring the Oregon & California land grant to the public do main." He goes on to show that the land is classified as timber, grazing, power-site and agricultural, and that the timber lands will have the timber sold first and after that the lands will be subject to entry under the home stead laws. This has a soft, tinkling, musical sound to those who are far away and know nothing of "logged off lands in Oregon." In the first place the lands are not yet safely in possession of the United States and may never be until the railroad gets in its work and does the selling of the timber on its own account. In either case, and whichever sells the timber separate from the lands, the value has been taken from them and he would be a hardy citizen and one extremely fond of hard work who would tackle the job of clearing and bringing the land under cultivation. The better and bigger the timber the bigger the job of clearing away the stumps. Conserva tive estimates place the cost of clearing such lands at from $75 for the lighter timbered portions to $150 for the heavier. It will be apparent that the poor man will hesitate long before tackling the job of literally hewing out a home among the stumps. To do this work requires capital as well as muscle and determination. The stump age for the timber .would just about pay for clearing the land, and if the Interior department understood the situa tion, or if the eastern congressman did, they would favor allowing the land to be homesteaded with the timber on it and with the proviso that all money resulting from the sale of timber from the land should be used in clearing and improving it. u This would give the homesteader a chance and would eventually make such of the land as is capable of cultiva tion, productive. There are some lands that are value less so soon as the timber is removed as the only use that can be made of them is for grazing purposes. In fact this is the best way to clear the lands or most ot them, and the angora goat is the animal for the work. He will keep down the growth of underbrush and he is about the only thing that will. , . , , However it is idle to discuss what is best to do with the lands until the title to them is definitely setled. The supreme court is to have another whack at the case and in the light of what it did to it before, no one can guess where the title will be when it gets through, or whether there will be any. Charles fa, Harkness, who died last May, and whose Wife followed him recently, was said to be the third larg os! owner of Standard Oil stocks. John D. Archbold was second, and he passed away a day or so ago. This leaves the great leader the last of the big ones, and he is getting well up in years. The one thing that wealth will not dodge, is that insidious thing called death and when it comes the poor man may at least console himself with the reflection that he does not have to leave so much. When John D. takes this trip, you see he cannot take his carload of milkcows, and other things like that, along. The auxilliary schooner, Alpha at her launching at Portland yesterday stuck on the ways after traveling only a few feet towards the river. Superstitious sailors, ana some landsmen lay the trouble to grape juice instead of the customary wine being used in her christening. It is said the moment the grape juice began to trinkle down her side she stopped dead. This bit of news should be broken gently to the gentleman from Nebraska. While reading daily of the war and England's hercul ean efforts, it sounds 'rather trivial to note that yester day this country and Great Britain exchanged ratifica tions of the treaty providing for the protection of in sectivorous birds both in Canada and this country. It shows also that the minutest details of government are carried on just the same despite the war. LADD & BUSH, Bankers Established 1868 . . . - CAPITAL Transact a General Bankimr Business Safety Deposit Boxes SAVINGS DEPARTMENT 4Sc 35c 3.00 Per month $500,000.00 L ITJ ill METEOROLOGICAL morn, for fear I meet disaster. Experience has shown me that the weather seer is batty; he issues forecasts through his hat, and most of them are ratty. A canvas seer, with sawdust stuffed, would prophecy all round him, yet I confess he has me bluffed, with his old maps, confound him ! So I stay home all day and mope my headpiece being leather because the tinhorn prophet's dope is threatening bad weather. A million men are buffaloed, just like the locoed writer; they ven ture not from their abode because of this old blighter, who threatens storms that do not start why don't the peelers pinch him? who springs his rusty map and chart, when we go up to lynch him. P V V "l 4 4 iP' f V V 9 9 1 v k V CITY NEWS if. $s 4s ; if. is is is is i: : is ;;;:!; D. I Howard, director of the social department of the Commercial elub, pre Mated lus resignation to the directors of the club, to become effective at once. The executive committee of the social department will select n successor to .Mr. Howard, to be acted on at the next meeting of the board of directors, Tues day, December 12. To show cause why freight rates on certain commodities should not be ad tranced from 10 to -'5 per rent, a special commission will meet in Portland Mon day. Those appointed by the Commer cial club to attend the sessions of the committee are P. O. Deokebneh, Frank Kchmidt. II- 8. Gile, C'has. K. Spnulding. Robert I'uulus, W. G. Allen and K. y. Quinn. George W. Eyre, who is doing this section a valuable service in providing a local market for live stock, has skip" ped during the past week four carloads of hogs ti Portland. One of these cars was shipped from Halem, one from Prn tnm and two from Turner. A number of fat Duroe hogs raised by Mr. Eyre were sold at the Portland stock sliow this week. The campaign of the Cherrians for telling tickets to "The Dictator" to be given next Thursday and Friday ev anion at the opera house will begin in earnest next Monday, King Ring-elect Lerehen has appointed n committee con sisting of Frank 8, Ward, P. K. Grahcr and J. O- Perry to have charge of the ticket selling campaign and next Mon day, the business men of the eiW may expect a call from members of this com mittee. "The Blossoming of Mary Anne" given by the Snikpoh club of the high school butt evening in the high school auditorium was attended by an audience that filled the auditorium to its utmost capacity. The young actors did remark ably well, every one of them, and the genera! opinion expressed was that the play was one of the best ever given, re flecting especially on the careful in struction given them by Miss Hopkins, who had the play in charge. Ward Wolf, who enlisted in the ma rines last Jane, is home on a furlough from Mare island. He reports service in the marines to be a fine thing for a young man. as they take him in hand and make him a good soldier Thanks giving day the boys were invited to mess with the officers and their famil ies and there seems to be a general disposition to make life pleasant for the marine.-. Mr. Wolf was formerly n ,.mir of the l.oyal Sons of the First Christian church. His furlough is for lj days. Candidates for the apopinttnent by the city council for the position of city attorney for the coming year have an nounced themselves. B. W. Macy. the present incumbent, is out for re appoint ment and W. H. Trindle, who held the position during the year 1916, is also a candidate- Roy Shields is another can didate and baa so announced himself. The appointment of city attorney for the coming year will be takeu up at a special caucus called late this month of the hold over abiermeu and those recent ly elected. Whoever the caucus selects, will be formally elected at the first meeting of the council in the new year. Only 12 more shopping days until Christmas, and the worst time of the day to shop is between 2:30 and 4:30 o'clock in the nfNo. when every body wants to do their buying. And the best time is from 9 until 11 when most of the women are home attending to their morning household duties. At least his is what a prominent merchant said. The time for mailing is rieht now as the oostoffice officials permit the writing on the outside of "Not to be opened un til Christmas." Mai' for the eastern or central states should not be delayed later than the- lth. a Sunday, the 24th, and Monday. Christmas, are not work ing days for the poatoffiee force. The Inter -Stat Oontemrce Commis sion recently handed down a decision that will materially benefit this part of The weather seer predicts a freeze: "To morrow 'twill be snowing; and forty kinds of arctic breeze like blitzen will be blow ing." Tomorrow I had planned to go to visit sundry nieces, but this punk prophecy of snow has knocked my plans to pieces. The day will probably be fine, and balmy and beguiling, soft wind will blow, the sun will shine, all nature will be smiling. I lack the nerve to laugh to scorn the govern ment forecaster; I will not set forth in the the country and bring thousands of tourists into this state next summer. Heretofore, a tourist say from Chicago or New York, or any central or eastern point, was obliged to pay 17.0 more for his return ticket if he wanted to travel back home through Oregon. Al though the mileage was shorter by this northern route, rather than by way of Kl Paso and New Orleans, yet the east ern railroads have always discriminated against Oregon and Washington. It was generally $10 more in summer and $20 more in winter. By the decision of the Inter-State C'ommereeeommission, after next February, eastern railroads will be obliged to make the same rate, whether the tourist goes home over tho deserts of Arizona and New Mexico or through the wooded lands and beautiful soenery of Oregon. o I ! Court House News Papers in the estate of Ann Airtier, who died November 2. were filed this moraine with the county clerk and show the estate is valued at .flK.10, per sonal property. The heirs are Joseph Aicher, a son. of AVoodbuin; Mrs. George Von Button, of Mt. Angel; and the following grandchildren, children of Martin Aicher, deceased: Martin Aicher, Joseph Aicher and .Mary Aich er; Sebastian Aicher, Prankie, Henry and Teresa, children of Joseph Aicher; Agues Von Mutton, Alozin, Maria and Theresia, children of Mrs. George Von Hutton. Among the heirs are The Ah bey of St. Benedict at Mt. Angel and the new St. Maw 's church of Mt. Angel, George Palmer, guardian of Henry Slough, an Incompetent person, asks permission of the county court to sell 1.41 S-4 bushels of potatoes at private sale when the price is favorable. The paperg were filed today. J. Berridge, who was convicted of petit larceny by bailee in borrowing a hack from a Gervais farmer and sell ing it and who completed a sixty day sentence in the county jail, was turned over to Constable Puller of Hiflsboro Ithia morning by Sheriff Ksch. Berridge lis wanted by the Hillsboro authorities for the larceuy of a mare. He turned jthe same kind of a trick at Oregon it'ity and Eugene, but at Eugene he was caught and turned over to Sheriff i Ksch. I On the grounds that after the inter locutory decree given in the case of i Patrick Qeelan against Mary Pnlaky, et al., Patrick Geelan died and all tlir lights of the parties involved changed.! a motion was filed in the circuit court 1 14 US afternoon to have the case re opened tor further hearing, You Couldn't Tell Which From Tother The rather unique experience of hear-1 ing one of the most popular phonograph singers and vaudeville artist sing a duet with himself fell to the lot of ; those who were fortuifate enough to at-i tend the Glen Ellison-Edison recital! at the opera house last evening. Al though this may seem rather paradox ieal, Mr. Kllison dui sing several duets i with himself and the evening was tiv en to selections t 'rem the new Kdisou diamond point disc phonograph where in the singer would sing with his own ; r.uison reeorci. stopping at times to jshow how perfectly the record repro duced his voice. The smile that Mr. Kllison brings on jthe stage at once gives him the good i will of his audience and his wonderful j singing does the rest. The singing of 'Lauder's Scotch songs were most popu lar. The large audience insisted on more numbers and Mr. Kllison responded by jieeitiiu Kipling's "If," The concert jwas given under thi auspices of the George t'. Will mush --tore. MEINZER MALLORY WEDDING Mrs. Mary aieinr.er, for several months proprietress of the Hubbard ho tel, was married Sunday noon at Van -I jcouver to Mr. P. E. Mallory, of Warm I Springs, Montana. The newly wedded J ieouple raise to Hubbard Monday. Mr Mallory intends to continue the man I agement of the hotel. May they live long and prosper. Hubbard Enterprise. ISCHARGE I0NAL Guardsmen Who Did Not Com ply With Provisions of Act Dropped Out I'nder orders from the comnmnder-in-chief, in compliance with section 61 of the act of congress, dune 3, 191ti, all officers ann men of the Oregon Na tional ! un rd who did not subscribe to the oath or the oath on enlistment in accordance with the provisions of the act, art to be discharged, according to general order number 20, which has been issued to all commanding officers of the guard and will be in their hands by Monday. This order has been made at the request of Governor Withy combe by Major W. W. Wilson, of the inspector-general's department. Under this order, which is made to comply with the National Defense act, the men-of company M who hnvt; not received discharges for fheir period of service on the Mexican border last summer will receive a discharge. This is one of the things the men of the company who did not sign no under the new oath have been looking for, and the news brings satisfaction be cause then they will have something to show for their service to the govern ment. Trading Was Light and Prices Falling New V rk, Dec. 9. The New fork Evening Sun financial review today said: Sentiment was confused in today's short session of the stock market. So far as there was any definite trend to prices, the tendency was downward, al though trading was relatively light and of a more or less professional tinge There hai been to some extent n re crudescence ' f pool activity. The disturbing aspect of our rela tions with Germany is not conducive to extensive commitments in the im mediate future. There was a better feeling in Lon don over the political situation, al though the markets there continued steady and wtihout feature. The allies continue to buy steel prod ucts here with heavy inquiries for shell forgings for delivery in the sec ond half of 1917.- Pig iron continues to advance. The metal stocks were inclined to softness. United States Steel ruled closely around 125, ractionally lower. Anaconda reacted a full point and L'tah sold below 123, with similar ro actions'in the rest of the group. FIRE WAS PREDICTED liaker, Or., Dec. 9. Fire, which one man asserts was forecasted by a clair voyant, destroyed a small building in the heart of Baker's business district today, doing $2,000 damage. t A. K. Dunham, emoloved by a piano company which was burned, asserts that when he went to the clairvoyant several days ago, he was informed that the firm for which he worked would soon suffer loss through fire. Journal Want ads will sell it. NOTICE Notice is hereby given, that OeorgC V. Taylor has completed his contract for road work in Road Districts Nos. 3,1'. ! and 34 and that the county road master has filed his certificate of com pletion for the same. Any" person, firm or corporation hav ing objections to file to the completion of said work, mav do so on or before the 86th day of December, 191ti, at 12 o'clock noon, in the office of the coun ty clerk. MAX GEHLHAK, County Clerk. MY" HUSBAND A CALL CHAPTER XCYTX Oh. you were wonderful last night!" Muriel Frauklyn exclaimed the -and he always asks me. Fie, fie. Mil next morning when she brought EdithiH'dred, how can you be so cruel! and home. "It was the loveliest party! and that Mr. Mayson is fine. He thinks you are pretty nice, too. ' ' "Nonsense!" I returned, but blush- ing at ner inst remara. "l am so giao you liked it. Did you have a reallv good time? I was so busy I hadn't time to notice. "Indeed, I did! Trust me to have a good time at such a party! And oh, Mildred! doesn't Mr. Mavson danco di vinelvf And" " Yes. he is a good dancer, but not nearly as good as Leonard," I inter had been the cause ox his running awav ruptod, unthinking. ,so early. But I had no intention of "Still true to your first love," she admitting any part of this, even to joked. "By tho way, Mildred. Leon-j Muriel. I would laugh at Leonard for ard didn't look nor act very happy. ' a silly boy the next time I saw him What ailed him. and what made him go ' and as for Burns Mavson he would home so early T" jsoon be going home, and 1 might never "How do I know?" I parried, try isee him again, ing very hard to look innocent, and "I miss my guess if some are not failing. "I'm not his mother con-, verr sorry vou are married ' ' Muriel feasor." replied. "And I should think .Mr Muriel Jokes About Leonard Brooko. Hammond would be awfully worried "Are you anre he wouldn't be 'and jealous when he sees how popular pleased to have youf" she asked mis- you are. He's go much older. " she add chievously. Then, "Joking aside, Mil-1 ed apologetically. "I know Burton dred, Leonard Brooke is desperately in j would be wild, if anyone paid me one love with you. Any one with half an 'half the attention those two men give eye can see it. I hadn't thought of itlyou. Really, he would." before, but I believe he was jealous of I "Do step talking such utter non the attention Mr. Mayson paid yon, and ' sense, Muriel. I 'm an old married wo Leather Prices High and Going Higher The following is copy of the latest ad :, vices received by a Salem house from the leather jobbers, and it explains why everything made of leather is going ; higher every day: "The leather market is in the most unsatisfactory condition possible, on ac jcouut of high prices and scarcity of i hides. "English buyers bought all the Wet I Salted South American Packer Hides taken off up to April L 1917. j "Last week Russia bought 750,000 sides or $7,500,000 worth of sole-leath-I er. ! "Japan hought 50,000 sides to make Russian army boots. "Thirty thousand soleleather backs sold yesterday for (1.35 a pound. I "It is predicted shoe factories will 'have to close down within six months ifor want of leather. "Packer native steer hides are selling 1 for S3 cents.' ' ; ' ! STATE NEWS Three fatal accidents were reported to the state industrial accident commis sion during the past week, according to the weekly statement. The latalities were Charles Boone, logging, McKin Ic" J. (1. Stephens, sawmill. Portlaud; James Garish, logging. Portland. There was a total of 307 accidents reported. The Canyonville Mining company, for the purpose of developing and sell ing mining properties, incorporated this morning with a capital or $10,000. Tho ofl ice will be in Portland. The incor porators are B. A. Sessions, George S. Reed and Charles B. Bailey. FORD IS ENJOINED Detroit, Mich., Pec. 9 A temporary injunction restrain- ing Henry Kord and the Ford Motor company from the eree- Hon of a $10,000,000 blast turn- ace plant in River Rogue was granted on behalf of John P. and Horace E. Dodge, by the Wayne county circuit court in the decision rendered this morn- ing in the suit of Dodge Broth ers vs. Henry Ford. The exten- sions to tho Ford plant now in process of construction in High- land t'ark are not altected by the decision. THE VALUE OF A LIFE. By special arrangement, and through the courtesy of local Modern Wood men, the Liberty Theater has booked two reels of motion pictures, featuring George Gray, in a true and realistic film story of his part in the present war not of bloodshed but in the fight against, and conquest of that menacing monster of the human flesh tuberculosis. Gray is one of the mil lion members of the Modem Woodmen of America. Discovering that he. is af flicted with this disease, he takes advantage of the comforts, care, and cure of the Sanatorium owned, main tained, and operated by that Society, free of charge to its members. For several years that fraternal institution has thus actively and effectively co operated in the world-wide movement advocated by the Red Gross and med ical authorities, to stamp out the dread "white plague" and Gray is the bene ficiary of this Woodmen life-saving station. It is an intensely interesting and heart-gripping story of the leavfc taking of wife and children. Weak in body ami hopeless in mind he journeys to the beautiful Rocky Mountain reg ion near Colorado ' Springs. Colo., Wh ere, in the rarified climate and con stant sunshine, at an altitude of 7,000 feet, he is destined to spend nine months at the foot of Mount Cedain the care of the most modem Sanator ium in the world. His experiences in "chasing the cure,'' his absolute rest FROM MURIEL FRANKLYN I that was the reason he left so early. Why. I didn't dance with him t nil she laughed heartily. "What nonsense, Muriel! How in the world can yon think Leonard jealous of jir. .nayson: lou might as well talk i or nis being jealous of Clifford. I'm : married, and thev all know ; t talk foolishness I talked right bravely, but all the time I had a sort of feeling that Muriel was right; thnt Leonard Krooke WAS desperately in love with her as she had said- I knew that he had been jealous oi ourus aiayson, ana t.uat his jealousy 1. : i . i .... J from all cares and labor, his gradual return to health and strength, hit 'hikes" among the fragrant pines ami over the rocky trails of the U. 8. for est reserve, leased by and adjoining the Sanatorium, result in hie final re turn to family and friends, victorious over his foe. ''The Value of a life" is a thrilling and dramatic story and absolutely true as well; indeed, OTay's experience has been duplicated by near ly 3,00 of his fellow Neighbors, who have already enjoyed the benefits of this justly celebrated institution. This film is pronounced by competent au thorities to be one of the very best in this age of highly-developed motion pictures, and is in such great demand that it can be booked for only one or two days in each town or city. It is a ran- opportunity cue can not afford to miss. At the Liberty Theater, on December 13 and 14. Oe; the Most Out of Your Food The digestive organs absolutely need the influence of pure blood for the prop er performance of their functions. Per sons that sleep in small, ill-ventilated rooms complain of little or no appctito in the morning and of disagreeable dry ness of the mouth and throat. WhyV Because, as a result of breathing air that is impure, their blood in impure and fails to give their digestive organs the stimulus they must have for perfect work. It is necessary that we should have pure blood if we want to get all the good out of what we eat that there is in it and to get it comfortably. Hood's Narsaparilla is distinguished for making pure, rich, vitalized blood, per fecting the digestion and building up the whole system. Get it today. Climbs Up Ladder She Climbed Down to Elope Chicago, Dec. 9. Pretty little Mrs. R. Mayne Luther, age 20, has climbed back up the ladder she climbed down in her elopement two years ago and to day is back with Mother, waiting for the trial of her divorce suit, some day within tho next two weeks. Every since the then Miss Dorothy Klewer climbedout of her bedroom window into tho arms of her 23 year old lover it has been stipulated by her parents that she could return only by climbing back up the ladder and beg ging forgiveness from the window sill. Weary of dancing school and cabaret life in Denver, and her honeymoon long since waned, she fiuallv gave Up and did it. Buy It Where He Suggestions BASEBALL BASKETBALL ROLLER SKATES FLASHLIGHT JACK KNIFE WATCH HUNT COAT HUNT KNIFE HUNT AXE COMPASS SLICKER COAT GOLF CLUBS GOLF BAG GOLF BALL GOLF SHIRT TENNIS RACKET AUTO SPOT LIGHT GLOVES ROBE ROBE LOCK MIRROR MACKINAW ICY HOT BOTTLES RAZORS SHAVING BRUSHES VELOCIPEDE BICYCLE MARBLES TOPS FOOTBALL II ( i man, and they all know it." Mildred Tells of Her Lore for Clifford. "Of course, they know it; but that doesn't prove that it discourages them," Muriel said, a cynical tone, un usual to her, in hor voice. "How silly you are, Muriel! If Clif ford thought me attractive enough to be dangerous, he probably would be jealous too. But you see, I am young and uninteresting," a little of the bit terness I felt crept into my voice, in spite of my effort to speak carelessly. and unfashionable enough to be in love with my husband. ' ' "Yes, I believe you really are," Muriel said slowly, "else your head wouia be turned by the attention you receive. I heard my mother eay once that nothinp so ..Hf..w' .t.j - to be really and truly in love with her husband. I guess she was right. It's a pity more area 't protected in that way. Just the same, my dear, those two men, Burns Mayson and Leonard Brooke, are both wild over you. I hope they won't make you any trouble. " "Do be sensible, Muriel!" I ex claimed, exasperated by her continued reference to them. "They ore both harming fellows, but neither is any thing in the least to me, save a cood friend." 6 . Monday Mildred Decides to Leonard Brooke.) Wan GUH5 AND AMMUNITION ANm lr a