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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
THTRSDA1 E KNIXfl IKrrnh'r tt. It Ml CHARLES H FISHES, Editor tri Manager PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT BCKDAY, BALEM, OREGON, BY Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc. L. B. BARNES, CHAS. U. FISHr.K, President. Vice-President. DORA 0. ANDRESEN, Bee. and Tress. SUBSCRIPTION RATES aily by csrrier, per year Jij hj mail, per year . . .$5.00 Per month . 3.00 Per month 45c 35c FULL LEASED WIRE TELEGRAPH REPORT EASTKHN REPRESENTATIVES New Y ork. Ward Lewis Williams Special Agency, Tribune Building Chicago, W. H. Stoekwell, People's Gas Building The Capital Journal carrior boys are instructed to put the papers on the oreh If the carrier does not do this, misses you, or neglects getting the Liner to you on time, kindlv phone the circulation manager, as tins is th 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 menenger if the carrier hns missed you. THE I'lTY OF IT A boy of 18 and a young man scarcely more than a boy, he being but 22 years old, were electrocuted at Sing Sing, New York, Monday. They were sentenced to die Friday next, but to save their folks the sorrow of a funeral Christmas they both requested that their sentence be car ried out sooner, and their request was granted. They went to their deaths bravely, and each paid the penalty for his crime whatever it was, in full. The law is satis fied. Is Humanity? About the poorest use that can be made of a man, especially a young man is to make a corpse of him. It was a pathetic story that of the destroying of these boys. The old father of one of them sat from li o'clock in the morning, waiting for a chance to say good bye to his son, but this was denied him despite his plead ing that he might carry some message from the doomed boy back to his mother. And so he sat unmoving for MroitJn-i ni the Hmp when hp. could look uuon what the law had made of his boy, could place his loving old hands on the dead face and recall the time, the so short time, since he held him, his first born, in his arms, a laughing baby. It may be all l ight. Laws must be en forced and crimes must be punished and yet it is a pity that it punishes others so much more severely than those upon whom it places the direct punishment. Not counting the smaller firms in Chicago who will remember their employes in a substantial way with in creased wages or bonuses, there will be more than nine million dollars distributed by the big companies and firms such as the Armours, Swifts, Sears-Roebuck and such. It looks like a vast sum to be voluntarily passed over to the wage earners, and it is; at the same time it is but a small portion of the vast earnings these companies have made, and but a deserved division of the prosperity that has followed the war. It is deserved not only for services well rendered, but is really due the workers on account of the increased cost of living due to the things that have made fchese great profits possible. It is recognition that if Labor and Capital are to be the friends they should be, that Labor is entitled to a share of the increased earnings that will make it comfortable while Capital swells its bank account. Gamblers are alike the world over, easily moved to change their bets or to place coppers on mem. wnen tne first part of Lloyd-George's speech was given to the pub lic Monday in New York, stocks jumped several points in a few minutes, and orders to buy poured in. It was the same way in Chicago in the grain market where prices advanced swiftlv. This because the first part of the speech indicated Great Britain would refuse utterly to entertain any talk of peace. Later, when it appeared that England would answer the German proposal, and ask for a definite statement as to terms proposed, the gamblers thought they saw a chance for the war ending and hurried to get from under such loads as they were Carrying, and to avoid a decline in prices certain to fol low a definite move for peace. The result was the same in each place, ami prices dropped. We do not pretend to say that the sending of a com mittee back east to interest manufacturers of flax prod ucts in the business in Oregon, is the best thing that could be done, but it is a good move just the same, as is any other that tends to call attention to the Oregon fiber and lay the foundation for its manufacture here. There is but one drawback in the way of local factories and that is the scarcity of cheap labor. We have the fiber and can grow unlimited quantities of it: we have the most abundant and cheapest power in the world in our moun tain streams; we have cheap sites but we have not the cheap labor that can be found around the great eastern centers. If we had the factories the labor would come naturally; and if we had the labor the factories would be looking this way. The puzzling question now is as to which we can acquire first. a SHOP EARLY j By JAMES M. HEADY 1 NOW ON THE LEVEL-SHOULD WE? TO MR. AND MRS. MERCHANT, Salem and Elsewhere: "Shop Early! Shop Early!" the MERCHANTS all SAY, buy all of your presents before CHRISTMAS DAY.' So old MR. PUBLIC and MISS PUBLIC TOO, they! hustle and bustle and work up a STEW. It starts in the i FALL along 'bout THANKSGIVING when the TURKS have decided "Life's not worth the LIVING. Presents are purchased for MICKEY and KATE, the folks here at home and in far distant STATE and then, when we feel that our shopping is DONE, the whole WAITER family starts in for the FUN. They followed the style for a season or SO and then AN IDEA it started to GROW. They saw that each year about December TWENTY when of presents and "sich" most the folks had a PLENTY, some GENT in the PAPERS and elsewhere would STATE m "We have Plenty of Goods for the ONES WHO ARE! J LATE!" "Our price is the lowest we've made yet THIS YEARjg we're both losing MONEY, if you don't trade HERE !" I So the TAIL ENDERS get about the same WARES I rVmt" rho WARTY RTRFiS hirlo fnr n month OFF-T TP- i STAIRS. And besides by their wait for the "PRE-XMAS SALE" they're saving themselves quite a bundle of KALE. Now, I ask Mr. Merchant, do you think it is FAIR and 5 nice and CONSISTENT, in fact is it SQUARE? To give the best bargains to those who come l,ai who don't really help you, but linger and WAIT. Until a real bargain is offered on TAP? I fear for the sales-folk these don't care A RAP. Now friend MR. MERCHANT, you think I'm SEVERE, but this thing's increasing now Year after YEAR. a If each one would wait till the verv LAST DAY, be lieve me, STOREKEEPER, there'd be THUNDER to PAY. So won't you next AUTUMN please startle the TOWN by saying in the "JOURNAL" our . goods we MARK DOWN. To the "Shop-Early folks who are in by THANKS GIVING, "we'll help all we can in THE HIGH COST OF LIVING." "But the ones who come late just before THE GLAD DAY are the ones to COUGH-UP, are the ones who should PAY." So, now Brother Merchant, I've told you my TALE and it may be perhaps that my logic will FAIL and if I am wrong and we don't AGREE I ask as a favor write a letter to ME. And if your correction will set the thing RIGHT, I'll do what I can the very next NIGHT. 1 Thank You. "THE ADVERTISER," Who believes the storekeeper ought to help those MOST who help him THE MORE. Probably President Wilson has been privately in formed that all of the warring nations are extremely anxious to stop fighting but just how to do it is what is puzzling them. The president is kindly giving them an1 excuse to get together. , IK." a a QJ" iU CLOSING OUT I All Christmas House iSLIPPERSI in Comfy and Leather Sole Styles in Ladies up to $2.00 grades go at 95c I a m Men's House Slippers in all a leather reg. $3 grades go at Men's Felt Comfy Slippers, regular $2.00 grades go at $1.35 Men's All Felt $1.50 grades now 95c ipci o 111 ail $1.65 i LADD & BUSH, Bankers Established 1868 CAPITAL $500,000.00 Transact a General Banking Business Safety Deposit Boxes SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Net Contents 15 Fluid Draohi i j 033EESS 1 CASTORIH " : a i r.ifflol.-.1 PER CENT. AVetJrtable fteparationfor As similalnMithcFoodbyRu timi I ho Stomachs amiBowtsM TlicretiyPromo-nDcstion Cheerfulness and kcslwi neither Opium. Morphine nor Muveral.NoTAH'' "" EST 3 Mr mmtvr AhelpfutRemedsfbr Constipation and Diarrnoti and Fcvcrlshness and Loss of Sleep resulting iherefrnjntanc j IhcSimile Siswtoreot 1 iBBomAv"Gw'.tt .ASTORIA i i or imams aim Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature of Get Our Prices on Repair Work We do it cheaper and use better leather. Hanan Shoes Witch Elk Boots Ball Band Rubber Boots AM m a a 95 Ground Gripper Shoes Fox Pumps DuxBaxOil Exact Copy of Wrapper. In Use For Over Thirty Years CASTORIA TH OCNTftUft MNMNf. MCW VOK C1TT 326 STATE STREET 98 Christmas Program at Congregational Church Recitation "I Wish the Stars Would peak to He,"' by Donald Barnard. Song " Tudor the Christmas Skies."' Tableau "Birth of Christ" with ai- The annnal Christmas program of the j propriate songs. Central Congregational church will be Song "Mr. Santa Claus," by th eiven Pridav evening. December IJ.i'8- Members of the church have been busy the past week preparing to make the "Expecting Santa." by Russell Ktei wer and Grace Litchfield. Arrival of Santa Claus and ropine LUMBER GETS A LETT Portland, Or., Dec. 21. Lumber is up $1 a thousand in all the northwestern mills today. The increase was neces sitated, say timbermen, by the freight car shortage, which caused many mills to lose monev. urogram more extensive than those ot former years. The services will be ; of Santa, distribution of presents gin at 7:M o clock ami tne program is j . "Vng-"-'. to the world," by t Masked Man Shoots puiuiay scuooi. Invocation. Song' -Oh Town of Bethlehem," by the Sunday school. Eocitation Ruby Plummer. Recitation "The Doll and the Bear bv Russell Steiwer and Gertrude Soreu- OLIVEB LUKDGREN DROWNED Corvallis, Or., Dec. 21. Oregon Agri cultural College students today hunted in Marys river for the body of Oliver I.undgren, age 22, a member" of the jun ior class. I.undgren drowned when' his canoe upset. Mail Clerk in Portland Catarrh Cannot Be Cured wun ljcal, APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the sent of the disease. Ca tarrh is a blood or constitutional diseaw, ana in order to cure it you must take In ternal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, and acts directly upon tne blood and mucous surface. Hail's Latarrh Cure is not a quack medicine. Jt Portland, Or., Dec. 21. Police de tectives expected to make an arrest to day in their search for the masked man who called Nathan Hankia. mail dei Recitation "The Infant Jesus, by, to the door of his home and shot him. four girls of Mrs. Allison's da. The bullet lodged in Hankin's right! Solo WW mwn. xorearm. regular prescription. It is composed of Recitation "For IV by Mabel Hankm was playing "God Save the ie.l?'?t lnic known, combined with the Harrison. Kg" on a phonograph when he heard mcou?f'ra,Ltt?Si'rtctly ?.tn" Recitation-" What I can Do." by knock. Opening the hoor, he was eon- WgW.MWt-W I naroio uov- . t - - " 1 v- .. wmi inn. nv was prescribed by one of the beat phy- 'n mis rountrv for van -rt i "Children of the King,' i fronted bv bv four I Jfour hour has eome! ' girl. 10 Leila Cookingham. cried duces such wonderful results in Hankin slam- a,?''Serid for testimonials, free. 1 ;.. "l -u- ""PS., Toledo. U. Sold by Dramisu. Drt Tic. Family Piua Mr conttipatloa. jmed the door but the masked man & mlSSS 'ed through the panel. I Tk Hail s Family pin. Si