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THE CAPITAL JOURNAL WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1920.
HOOVER TOWERS ABOVE ALL CANDIDATES
POR PRESIDENT, SAYS NEW YORK WORLD
Unyielding Champion Of Human Rights And Responsible
Government And An Administrator And Executive Of High
est Order Combines Loftiest Principles Of Both Repuh-
' Ecan And Democratic Parties And Opposed Only By
Greedy Politicians Ut Both Parties for Selfish Purposes.
(From the New York World.) guarantees of freedom, the uncom
In the Judgment 01 mo i'uu mo ., h'""ius aaaeruon or, which was
beat equlPPd ana best qualified man . never more needed than it is today.
to succeed Woodrow wuson as presi
dent of the United States is Herbert
We should be glad to support air.
in spite or the Southern Prohihl-
tionists and the reactionary practices
01 Attorney ueneral Palmer and Post
master General Burleso. the indi.td-
ia the democratic candidate i "al democrat, who is a Democrat on
tor president on a platform that rep- Principle, has not lost their character
' nted the historical principles of the ! tics. The instincts of the great mass
democratic party. We should be glad i of Democracy Btill tend to keep it a
to support him as an independent can-j Party of the common people, not in
didate on a platform of progressive lib- the sense of the demagogue but in the
eralism. We should not hesitate to ! sense of Thomas Jefferson. They are
support him as the republican candi- i still struggling whenever the oppor
date on a platform representing the tunity offers and a free play of Demo
kind ot government which Mr. Hoover 'crattc sentiment is permitted by party
has exemplified in his public career.
AmonB the democratic politicians
organization, against those centraliz
ing tendencies that are turning the
I Government of the United States into
the chief objection to Mr. Hoover is,an autocracy of bureaucrats.
that he has been successively a repub-' II Mr. Hoover is a Republican In
lican and a progressive, but has never respect to administrative capacity, he
affiliated with the democratic orgafei- is a Democrat in respect to decen
jation, although he was appointed to tralization and human rights,
office by President Wilson and was the The argument for his nomination
most distinguished of all the presi- does not stop there, one of the great
' dent's lieutenants during the war. organs of British Liberalism, the Lon
Among republican politicians the don Nation, recently declared that
chief objection to Mr. Hoover Is that I Mr. Hoover was the ablest man that
he never was an organization republi-, the war had produced. Of the men
can and that in tlie fall or 1918 ne had
the very verge of anarchy, and on the
other hand conservatism has Joined
hands with Buurbonisra to destroy
liberty in order to maintain the ex
treme individualistic theory of prop
erty rights. Between these two greedy
groups of fools and fanatics, there is
a great middle enumii i
- .a.,.,, an HIT IV,
ON 7 MEASURES
TS-llnt ,1,1,. ir. ,... - ., .
1.1 J ""juruy or Americans and terred measures to appear upon the
io win continue to hold un- ballot at the special election next May
. w,uli0n leaaeremp, but com
petent leadership, but competent lead
ership there must be, and no man
oeiier embodies it than Herbert
He has worked with his hands, and
he knows from personal experience
the point of view of the man who
words with his hands.
have now been prepared by Attorney
General Brown. Five of the measures
involve constitutional amendments.
the official ballot titles of these read
ing as follows:
Restoring Capital Punishment
Purpose: To restore capital punish
ment by providing by constitutional
He hna hun amendment that the nennltv fur mu.
uirecior oi labor, in great enterprises ; d? r n the first degree shall be death,
mm ne Knows from personal experi-' e3"ept when the trial jury shall, by
eiico me responsibilities and difflcul- lnelr verdict, recommend life impris-
nes or we director of labor. He knows : onment,
the economic condition of the world i BUnd School Tax Measure
oeuer, perhaps, than any other Amer- Purpose: Providing for erection and
lean, and economic understanding is equipping in Portland an institution
now a vital element in government. lor the teaching to the blind the arts
He knows the diplomacy and the and trades deemed advisable by the
politics of Europe as few Americans state, board of control; providing a
nave ever Known them. Moreover, he tax levy for 1921 of 1-6 of a mill for
mows mem at rirst hand, as he
knows conditions in the Far East at
first hand, and such a knowledge has
become essential to any intelligent
direction of the foreign affairs of the
What Hoover Represents
Those Americans who want a busi
ness man for president can find him
in sif. Hoover, who has brilliantly
managed one of the most successful
business undertakings known to his
tory. Those who want a progresssive
in the White House will find In him
the independence and courage to urge
the election of a congress that would
work harmoniously with President
Wilson. If the country had followed
Mr. Hoover's wise and practical ad
vice it would not today be the victim
of a deadlocked government which is
virtually unable to function. .
Arguments In Favor.
The partisan objections to Mr.
Hoover are arguments in his favor.
The American'people are tired of pro
fessional politicians and disgusted with
party politics. The old party lines have
broken down so far as the rank and
file of voters are concerned, and In re
spect to principles both parties are
bankrupt. Although the spirit of par
tisanship has rarely been more bitter
or more brutal, and never since seces
sion has it been more inimical to the
welfare of the country, the battle of
these warring politicians is a fictitious
Mr. Taft was Mr. Wilson's opponent,
for the presidency in 1912; yet in so far
as fundamental questions of govern
ment are concerned It would be diffi
cultto detect any Important differences
between Mr. Tait nnd Mr. Wilson. Mr.
Hushes was Mr. Wilson's opponent in
1916 ,and it would be equally difficult
to detect any important differences be
tween Mr. Hughes and Mr. Wilson.
They might disagree about this policy
or that policy, but in so far as their
public utterances of the last three
years are an Index to their political
principles, these differences would be
personal rather than partisan in any
What's the Difference.
And if one wished to carry the par
allel further he might well ask what
were Is to distinguish a democrat like
Attorney General Palmer from a re
publican like Speaker Sweet of the
flew York assembly. Both of them
have set forth to establish a new dnr.-
trine of Prusslanlsm which is a veri-
taoie crucifixion of the spirit of Amer
Aoranam Lincoln declared in his
nrai inaugural that
"This country, with Its institutions,
Wongs to the people who inhabit it."
The Palmers and the Sweets are
leeking to set up a wholly opposite
theory, which is that the government
no longer belongs to the people, but
mat the people belong to the govern
, ment, and have acquired a subject
founder ""'ch their most elemen
7. rights and liberties can be denied
wenever the government itself under
Oke. to regard those rights and liber-
are seditious or inimical.
. Party Lines Political.
TJt 7PuWI" unite in the
Mocacy of such a construction of rh.
who were without high reputation an instinctively democratic progrvs
when the conflict began, there can be slve' Those who want administrative
no question that he is the most com- ablIi,y wi'l And in him administrative
mandlng figure that emerged out of aoilit' of the highest order which has
this welter of the nations. Such Proved 'tself on three continents.
wwr of government under free
P b"rn. When rtemocrat and re
Jfc Ca" Unl,e ln re8itl" such
rtT f Am"n traditions,
party IT hav6 beconie artificial and
m,r. n.hrnce.ha9 generated Into
lt?n " f nrel. habit, aelf
n In . a mr for Partisan candl
previo?,88 ln whlch tha' term
. plrtv mP''l 'n poli-
i els there must
b,Uwh6n the republican
MtoiL0- lt 18 ridiculous to
a Mh" 18 anythln which
wTtL? g party lines on the
,rtofa"hun 18 merel'r th maneu-
hL; , ,wo Part'" are dcstl-
" Oielr iZ ' My 81111 retai"
"'Boov characteristics, and
'Uracter, ,blnes th best of these
C.S'l1" b0,n Parties The
n Hf and not without
nh ConL' . recori1 ' the Sixty-
WtoE ignored fr the
In tk. 'hey rePr"nt ef
"it "ministration of gov-
'i on. of H?''" has Proved
hlto" of an i. latest adminls
'', on. ' r , Hi achievements
h.. ."" ""racles of the war.
auiiny la not to do nem lightly as a
time like this. The American people
are going to need it, and need it badly.
Most of the candidates who have
thus far announced themselves. Dem
ocrats and Republicans alike, estim
able gentlemen though they may be,
are so inadequate, in view of ttye is
sues that the next president must
meet, that their aspirations are little
short of ridiculous. Men who have no
conception whatever of what is going
on in the world and no understanding
of the problems that must be met are
boldly offering themselves for an of
fice for which even the best mind and
the strongest tulents are hardly ade
Of all the men whose names have
been mentioned, The World believes
that Mr. Hoover alone measures up to
the presidency In the fullest sense.
It is not a happy state of affairs in
which the American people find
themselves, but it is an inevitable
state of affairs in view of the political
practices which they have tolerated
during the last twenty years. They
allowed Mr. Bryan to club every Dem
ocrat into submission who was not
at heart a Populist, and they allowed
Mr. Roosevelt to put the Wall Street
brand on every Republican who would
not meekly indorse "My Policies. '
The result of it Is that the blood of
both of the political parties v.as seen
impoverished, and ln the course of
the contests between the right wings
and left wings of both organizations,
men of ability who might well have
aspired to a political career have
sought some other means of service.
Wilson An Accident
Woodrow Wilson, of course, was a
political accidentr He obtained the
Democratic nominaatlon ln conse
quence of the bitter conflict between
the Bryan Dssnocrats and the Ryan
Democrats, and slipped into the White
House because Theodore Roosevelt
was determined to destroy William
Howard Taft for the offense of in
subordination. He has maintained
himself not because of the love and
affection in which he is held by the
politicians of the Democratic Party,
but by the sheer power of the most
penetrating and dominant intellect
ever known in the White House
When a venomous partisanship that
could not deal with him on a place of
mental equality succeeded In break
lng him down, nervously and physic
ally, the American people suddenly
discovered that they were without
leadership and that their Government
had ceased to operate.
Unless his successor is equally cap
able of achieving the leadership of
the country by force of ability, char
acter and conviction there will be no
leadership, and throughout the period
of reconstruction we shall have noth
ing better than an imitation Govern
ment manipulated by the managing
politicians of the party that happens
to carry the elections.
Rights In Jeopardy
The fundamental rights and liber
ties of tho American people are men
aced today as they have never been
menaced before. On the one hand
radicalism Is pushing Its theories to
Those who want an unyielding cham
pion of human rights and a resDonsi
ble government under law will find in
mm a candidaate about whom
need have no misgivings.
The presidency of the United States
is a varying office. Its constitutional
qualifications are fixed and rigidly
aenned, but its other qualifications
change with circumstances. After
this war it can never again be safely
maue a refuge for a parochial uoliticl
an of negative character who owes his
nomination to the fact that the man
aging politicians of his party think
well of him as a dispenser of patron
age and that so far as the rest of the
country is concerned, there is nothine
to De said agaist him.
Hoover Towers Above All
In point of ability, in point of ex
perience, in point of capacity to deal
comprehensively with the new orob-
lems of reconstruction. Mr. Hoover
lowers above all the candidates who
have been brought into the contest.
There are no arguments against him
except the arguments that are
spawned out of the stagnant waters of
professional polities. For itself, The
World does not care whether Mr.
Hoover calls himself a Democraat or
a Republican or a Progressive or an
Independent. He is the kind of man
that ought to be president of the
United States, and he is the man The
World Intends to suppport for presi
dent of the United States regardless
of all the artificial barriers of a de
based and discredited partnership.
I whn i
a ""iter i . i
butT; . 01 ft in term, of
LBtl DenuJ. ms ot Hoover.
ch,!'gTrlS Cannot auccessful
yf saVln?., RPbHran claim to
h4 wn " the party rgan-
taprt, nlrcb5r the Demo
of in the great
tBo?tidUal rieht and of
th." pe.P'e. It ls.es-
an ol the P.m n.f
OI 111. ... .
A Feeling Of Security.
Tou naturally feci secure ,. when
you know that the medicine you are
about to take is absolutely pure an'l
contains no harmful or habit form
Such a medicine is Dr. Kilmers
SwamprRoot, kidney, liver and blad
der remedy. -' '
The same standard of purity,
strength and excellence is maintained
in every bottle of Swamp-Root.
, It is scientifically compounded from
vegetable herbs. :.
It Is not a stimulant and s taken
In teaspoonful doses.
It is not recommended for every
thing. - .
It is nature's great helper In reliev
ing and overcoming kidney, liver and
A sworn statement of purity is with
every bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root . ::
If you need a medicine, you should
have the best. On sale at all" drug
stores in bottles of two sizes, medium
However, if you wish first to try
this great preparation send ten cents
to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N.
Y., for a sample bottle. AVhen writing
he sure and mention the Salem Daily
Capital Journal. " (Adv)
Opposed to Tourists Bees
Riverside, Cal., Feb. 3. Members of
the Riverside County Beekeeper's as
sociation have gone on record against
tourist bees. V
By this is meant that beemen of this
county object to the presence here dur
ing the winter of colonies of bees from
the middle west, where beekeepers
have formed the practice of sending
their honey-makers to Southern Cali
fornia when food grows scarce at
Riverside beekeepers seek state
measures to prevent middle western
beekeepers from feeding their bees
here at the expense of the local colonies,
Eugene J. Keller of Astoria, a sen
ior has been elected president of the
Agricultural club at the Oregon Agri
erection and equipment, und an an
nual tax levy, commencing in 1921 of
1-25 of a mill for maintenance, on as
sessable property in the state and pro
viding that proceeds from the sale of
finished products be. turned over to
the general fund and allowing a cer
tain fixed sum as compensation for
labor to such inmates to be paid out
of the general fund.
Limitation of Tour Percent State In
debtedness for Permanent Roads
Purpose: To amend section 7 of ar
ticle XI of the constitution of the state
of Oregon so as to permit of the cre
ation of debts and liabilities Including
previous debts and liabilities for the
lurpose of building and maintaining
permanent roads to the amount of
four per cent of the assessed valuation
of all the property in the state 'of
uregon, instead of two per cent as
now provided by law.
Crook and Curry County Bonding
Purpose: To amend section 10 of
article XI of the constitution of the
state of Oregon so as to permit Crook
and Curry counties to issue warrents
to evidence their involuntary debts
and liabilities, and Issue bonds to an
amount not to exceed two per cent of
assessed valuation of all property in
the county to fund such warrants,
when such bonds shall be authorized
by a majority of the legal voters of
the county voting on the question at
any general or special election, and
the county court shall each year then-.
after levy a special tax to pay the In
terest on said bonds and retire the
principle thereof at maturity.
Successor to (Jovcrnor
Purpose: To amend section 8, ar
ticle V, Oregon constitution, providing
for filling of vacancy ln office of gov
ernor caused by removal, death, resig
nation, absence from state or other
lnabilty to dscharge gubernatorial du
ties, by making the presidents the
senate governor until such disability i
removed, or until such vacancy is fill
ed for the unexpired term of outgoing
governor at ensuing general biennial
election; ot if both governor and
president of senate are unable to dis
charge gubernatorial duties the speak
er of house of representatives shall in
like manner become governor until
dsability removed, or until vacancy is
filled at such 'election.
Two of the measures to be voted on
at the Mayelection are proposed laws,
the ballot titles for which read as fol
lows: Soldiers', Sailors' nd Marines' Edu
cational Aid Revenue Bill
Purpose: Providing for a two tenths
of one mill tax for educational finan
cial aid to soldiers, sailors and ma
rines ln addition to that now provided
by law, and submitting the question
whether such taxes shall be levied
each year in a sum ln excess of taxes
levied therein against the amount due
year plus six per centum thereof.
State FJcmeiitary School Fimtl Tax
Purpose: To levy a two mill tax
upon all taxable property, commenc
ing with the year 1920 and annually
inereaiter, ror the support and main
tenance of public elementary schools;
to credit each county with such tax
levied therein against the amount dut
from the county on state taxes and
to distribute the amount so credited
among the several school districts of
such county in proportion to the num
ot tetwhers employed in the ele
mentary grades in each district and
providing said tax is not to be deem
ed within the constitutional six per
cent limitation of section 11 of article
I of the constitution of Oregon.
The official ballot title for the
measure providing additional revenue
nr tne tnree state schools has not yet
Leen completed by the attornev tren.
"SYRUP OF FIGS"
Look it Tongue I Remove Poison From
Stomach, Liver and Bowels
Aceent "California" Byron of Fie
only look for the same California on
the package, then yon are aure roar
child la having the best and zcost harm
iota laxative or physio for the little
stomach, liver and bowel. Children
iove ita delicious fruity taste. Full di
rections for child's dose on aach bot
tle. Give it without fear.
Motherl Tou moat ear "California"
the best of
i he n
MAKES YOU LOOK
Says a glass of hot water with
phosphate before breakfast
keeps illness away.
Physicians the world over recom
mend the inside bath, declaring this
is of vastly more importance than out
side cleanliness, because the skin
pores do not absorb impurities into
the blood, causing ill health, while
the pores in the ten yards of bowels
Men and women are urged to drink
each morning, before breakfast, a
glass of hot water with a teaspoon
ful of limestone phosphate In it, as a
harmless means of helping io wash
from the stomach, liver, kidneys and
bowels the previous day's indigestible
material, poisons, sour bile and tox
ins; thus cleansing, sweetening and
purifying the alimentary canal before
eating more food.
Those who wake up with . bad
breath, coated tongue, nasty taste or
have a dull, aching head, sallow com
plexion, acid stomach; others who
have bilious attacks or constipation,
should obtain a quarter pound of
limestone phosphate at the drug store.
This will cost very little but is suffi
cient to show the value of inside bathing-
While physicians have reported nine
cases of flue at Hood River, -the dis
ease la in a mild form. Employers
have been notified to rmort all cases
amor.c their employes.
Old Wool Dress
Now Worth $50
-Dumnd Dyes" Turn Failed, Shabby
Apparel Into New
Don t worry about perfect esultai
I'se "lliilmoild lives." mm rant ..,!
give a new, rich, fadeless color to any
laorie, whether it be wool, silk, linen
cottoa or mixed goods dresses
tlouses, stockings, skirts, children's
coats, feathers, draperies, coverings.
i-'irecnon Hook w h each pack
re tells so nlainlv hnw t ,ii -.,,.,,...1
dye over any color that you can not
make a mistake.
To n.&K-h any material, have dru-
gist show you "Dls monrl TVva'
Salem Auto Kadiator Shop
Radiators, Fenders and Gas Tanka
. Tractor Radiators a specialty
Ford Radiators for Sale
18 a 12th Street Salem. Or
FORD TRUCK WITH TWO TON
ATTACHMENT. RUNS LIKE A
OSCAR B. GINGRICH
MOTOR & TIRE CO.
71 Court Street Phone (tSS
HOME. OF THE VICTROIiA
You get more for your
Money at Moore's.
Chinese Medicine and 'Tea Oo,
Eat medicine which will core any
Open Sundays from 10 A. M.
until 8 P. If.
153 Booth High 8t
Salem, Oregon. Phone 181
There is no secret about
All there is to it is pick
ing tne young tender leaves,
when they're full of fine tea
iiavor, instead of the older
tannin laden leaves, which
are picked for common tea.
What you want is fine
tea-flavor, and that is what
you get in Schilling Tea.
You don't want the coarse
tea-flavor of common tea, nor
the tannin that is so bad
for stomach and nerves.
There are four flavors" o Schilling'
Tea Japan, Ceylon-India, Oolong,
Fnglish Breakfast. All one quality. In
lichmyn-lintd moistute-ptoof packages.
At grocers everywhere,
A Schilling & Co San Francisco
MADE TO ORDEB TO FIT
C S.HAMILTON 1
840 Court Sreet
M North Commercial
Also Junk of AH Kiada
Beat Prices Guaranteed
Tha 8quare Seal Hons
, 871 Onemeketa St. Phont SOS
2 Dozen 25c
Just received carload of California Oranges, Grape
Fruit and Lemons, which we offer to you at less
than present cost. These are sweet California oran
ges. We give you one free to taste before you buy.
Look" at these prices then see us.
Oranges, 2 dozen .; '. .-. 25c
Five dozen 50c
Full case ! $1.95
Lemons, per dozen 20c
Grape Fruit, per dozen .....25c
Don't delay; send for them now.
High Merchandise Good Service for Less
THE PEOPLE'S CASH STORE
Phone 1799 Phone 453
A Lucky Purchase
Of more than two hundred suit patterns of High Grade Woolens for Men's
Suits at a price 33 1-3 per cent below present market values, enables us to of
fer the men of this community a saving that will be wt-rth while.
This is not a lot of odds and ends and left overs, but new, bright, mer
chandise from th.3 best mills in the country.
You can find just what you are looking for here whether it be staple
serges, cassimeres, fancy worsteds, cheviots or the latest novelties.
THE NEW SPRING STYLE BOOK IS HERE
Come in now! Make your selection, and we will build you a suit that will re
flect your own individual taste, one you will be proud to wtar and at a price
you can afford to pay. We guarantee the wear, fit, style ar.d workmanship of
every garment we make. , - ..... , . !
426 State Street