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The Capital Journal
The Barnes -Taber Company
GRAHAM P. TABER, Editor and Manager.
An Independent .Newspaper Devoted toAmerican Principles and the Progress
and Development of Salem in Particular and All Oregon in General.
Pulrlubed Ever? Evening Except Sunday, Bnlero, Oregon
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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
way we can determine whether or not the carriers are following Instructions.
Phone Kain 82.
LET IT BE SALEM BEAUTIFUL.
ALEM IS FORTUNATE in having streets that are wide enough to per
mit of extended beautifying. Whoever laid it out on so broad a basis
deserve the thanks of the whole community, and of all who shall coma
after us. It is up to use to take advantage of this, and to make Salem
the most beautiful city on tho coast. So other citv has the same ehaneo
for they are all more or less handicapped by having narrow streets. Our wide
and already beautiful streets give us an opportunity for decoration that no
other place possesses. The wido sidewalk space gives abundant room for
parking the outer edge of tho walks, and for making them veritable flower
gardens. This has boon done quite extensively, and the results are certainly
gratifying. The view up South Commercial, that is, south from Mission street
is well worth walking out there to Bee. Around tho curve in front of Mac.
and Col Ilofer's places, and in front of Houston's and J. P. Rogers residences,
tho parking between the walk and the street is planted with beautiful pink
roses, making one of the show places of tho city and this at a trifling ex
pense of either time or money. Tho beautiful arrangement of roses at Col.
Ilofer's plaen, which we aro going to give Mrs. llofer credit for rather than
the Col., adds greatly to this view. There arc many others but we call atten
tion to this one merely aa an illustration of what can be done in this line.
Just lot your imagination run riot for a moment and draw a picture of what
tho city would look like if all tho sidowalks wore bordered with flowers.
A little unison of effort, tho laying out of a plan in each section so that
there would bo a harmoniouB whole in tho general effect, would be of material
benefit, and would produce more charming results. This is something that
every citizen should take a keen intercut in and do his part toward accom
plishing. As a whole it would bo a vast work, but with 50 or 100 feet as each
property owner's part, it docs not amount to anything to each individual, yet
tho result would be a grand display that could not be rivalod anywhore on
tho coast, or in the world. Lot every citizen take this up with htB neighbor,
outline and agreo upon some plan, so that there will be a congruous wholo, and
then "go) to it." Roses aro perhaps the best flower for ihiB purpose, but there
aro others, but care should be tnken to plnnt something that is not of too
brief duration in its flowering season. Thero is no one thing that would pro
duco such wonderful effects, that would bo so ornamental, or that would
cause the stranger coining here to have Salem impressed so indelibly on his
memory. Begin tho good .work this year and koop it up until thero is not a
sidewalk in the city that is not bordered with flowers. Let us all stand to
gether in this, remembering that it is not only something that will benefit us,
or please the stranger, but that wo arc hero to stay, that Ralom is our home
foIWtively, and that we should take the same prido in it as a community that
we do in our own doorynrd. It is for our own pleasure and gratification as
much as that of our visitors that we should do this. Let ub make our home
town such that our children will remember it with pleasure wherovor they may
locate in after years. Lot Salem be fixed in their memories just a thoir own
homes are fixed, as the ono dearost and most beautiful place on earth, one to
which their minds will turn with fond memories through all thoir after livos.
We can do this With but little effort and with trifling expense. Will wo do
itf It is up to YOU.
IS THE HONOR. SYSTEM A SUCCESS?
GOVERNOR WEST is an enthusiast on the subject of tho "honor" sys
tem. Being an enthusiast, ho is apt to bo over confident in his measur
ing of tho benefits of that system. It is much like tho fond parent who
generally finds it hard to admit any shortcomings In a favorite child.
Ho sees with somewhat prejudiced eyes. This, perhaps is not a fault,
but just a condition. Tho governor points out that thero wero morn escapes
from the pen when prisoners wero under gunrd, than when they were turned
loose, on honor, lie says thnt thero were as many escapes, more in fact, since
Tumi first when tho prisoners were practically all under gunrd, than in all tho
five months between January first ami June first. He points out that there
wero only two honor men escaped, and one other attempted to escape, but was
caught, llo also calls attention to the fact that five have escaped since Juno
first, and that none of these wero honor men.
It. is also slated that since Juno first the prison guard has been Increas
ed by .r)0 per cent. If tho honor system was working so nicely, why was tho
, number of guards increased f Why put the slate to Increased expense only to
get worse results! If tho honor system is a success, why nut extend Its
scope, Instead of curtailing it f Why employ more guards only to increase the
number of escapes? Wo must confess Hint Hie governor's theories do not
strike us as squaring with his practice.
TO THE OLD BATTLE GROUND.
gret is that more abundant provision was not made, that all might have at
tended. That this was not done was not duo to any niggardliness on the part of
'Jregon, but was due entirely to the fact that the lawmakers did not realize
how many of the old boys there were out in this state. Had they understood
this, there would have been provision made for all. As it is, the whole stato
wishes her guests, her quota of tho heroic men who upheld the flag on that
greatest of modern battlofiolds, the most pleasant time their long lives have
over known, and these good wishes are not withheld from tho brave men who
on that gory field contended with them. It is indeed a glorious occasion
when blue and gray can meet, once again united, with one flag, one country,
ono purpose, the maintenance of our country and its free institutions and the
making tho stars on the greatest of all flags, the representative emblem of
Freedom, as fixed in the heavens as is the North Star, and like it, the great
center around which all others revolve.
THE PORTLAND WATER FRONT.
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supreme court which gives title to the Portland water front to private
owners. The Journal seems to have the idea that the supreme court
made the law and forgets that it only interprets it. Tho supreme court
did not create the conditions, the legislature did that fifty years ago,
and Portland has been asleep all that time as to the effect of the legislature's
action. The Journal seems to think that the people of Portland have been
robbed, which is probably true; but the act of spoiliation waa performed by
the legislature, if at all, and not by the supreme court. It must be remem
bered, too, that when that act of spoiliation was performed that Multnomah
county and the city of Portland were both represented in the legislature, and
that the bill that gave Portland's rights away was probably backed by Port
land's representatives. This, however, does not alter the effects of the act or
palliate the offense. Tho injury has been done and now there is no remedy.
This is of a piece with the great American idea. We do things and then kick
because they do not turn out as we expected to develop a nigger in the wood
pile, that we failed to discover. And while we are doing this we permit the
same kind of things to bo done even while we are kicking against some par'
ticular one that has suddenly confronted us.'
We have trifled away our school lands, and are now letting any man or
company who wants to do so locate our vast water rights. Oregon has at a
conservative estimate not less than 5,000,000 horsepower in her mountain
streams, that we are permitting anyon.i to grab that wants them. This is a
most valuable property that we should guard closely and hand down to those
who come after us, but which in a few years will be gone forever. Then fu
ture generations can jump onto the supreme court when it holds that the peo
ple gave the water right away and blame it for holding that the people owned
the water rights and having deliberately given them away, have no recourse.
It is extremely unfortunate that Portland has lost her water front rights,
but the supreme court is no more to blame for the fact than is the Oregon
Journal. It simply stated the effect of the people's action through their leg
islators, and that that action was irrevocable.
tmesTORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
The Chicago Store's Orders
From now on is a complete clean-up of our entire stock. The orders are that the prices
must be away lower than you can find elsewhere. Come and let us prove it to you. Com
AD -MAN'S TALKS
Come here for the best bargains in
I came into being as the spoken lan
guage came; slowly, gradually and to
meet, an urgent need. I have been
worked for evil, but mostly I have
worked for good. I can still bo worked
for evil, but each day it grows more
difficult to so misuse me.
I am at once a tool and a living
force. If you use mo wisely, I am a
tool in your employ. If you misuse
me, my 'double edge will injure or
destroy you. If you do not use me,
I am a forco that works against the
aims and purposes that animate your
I spenk a thousand tongues and have
a million voices.
I am the ambassador of civilization.
world of outer interests.
I build great factories and people
them with happy men and women who
love the labor I create.
I have made merchant princes out
of corner shop keepers and piled the
wealth of a Monte Christo into the
laps of those who know my power.
I am a bridge that spans all distance
and brings tho whole world to your
door ready and cnger to buy your
I find new markets and gather the
goods of the world into a handful of
I fathered the penny newspaper.
I am either the friend or foe to Com
petitionso he who finds me first is
tho hand maiden of service, and the both lucky and wise
father of invention. J Where it cost cents to hire me yes-
I have peopled tho prairie, and with , terday, it costs quarters today, and
my aid commerce has laid twin rails , may cost dollars tomorrow. But who-
of gleaming steel in a gridiron across sccvor uses mo had best have sonse;
tho continent and stretched a network j for I repay ignorance with loss wis-
of copper into tho farcomors of the ' dom with the wealth of Croesus.
globe. I spell service, economy, abundance
I am the friend of humanity for I(aml opportunity; for I am the one and
havo filled tho commoner'B lifo with ( only universal alphabet.
a hundred comforts denied the king of i I live in every spoken word and
No reserve on prices in coats,
suits and dresses.
$4.95, $7.50, $12.50
All new values up to $25.
$3.90, $7.50, $9.90
All new, values up to $18 and
$4.95 and $7.90
All new values up to $10 and
$4.95 and $8.50
All new values up to $10 and
98c, $1.50, $3.50
All new A great cleanup
98c, $1.49, $2.50
Values up to $5.00
Values up to $5.00 and $7.00
$1.49, $1.98, $2.50
SILK DRESS GOODS
We just received a wonderful showing of the latest
SILKS and DRESS GOODS. PRICES SMALL.
Yard, 25c, 35c, 49c, 65c
We show a
line in all
8c, 10c, 15c,
25c and 35c
10c AND 15c
10,000 yards of
in light and dark
5c, 6 l-4c
and 8 l-3c
15c Curtain Scrims
Our Wash Goods
Is a Wonder for
I havo brought clean food, health
ful warmth, music convenience and
comfort into a hundred million homes.
I laugh nt tariff and rnniako laws,
printed line in every thought that
moves man to action and every deed
that displays character.
I AM ADVERTISING.
(With apologies to O. II. Hryan and
NOW ON K
values y?8v I
AND t'P ttlff
Nothing is more disagreeable than
eczema, or other Bkin diseases. It is
also dangerous, unless speedily checked.
Meritol Eczema Remedy will afford in
stant relief and permanent results. We
have never seen a remedy that com
pares with it. Capital Drug Store.
Paintings can't be hanged until after
they aro executed.
Most Children Rare Worms.
Many mothers think their children
are suffering from indigestion, head
ache, nervousness, weakness, costive
ness, when they are victims of thai
most common of all children's ail
ments worms. Peevish, ill-tempered,
fretful children, who toss and grind
their teeth, with bad breath and colicky
pains, have all the symptomB of having;
worms and should be given Kickapoo
Worm Killer, a ploasant candy lozenge,,
which expels worms, regulates the bow
els, tones up the system, and makes,
children well and happy. Kictapoo
Worm Killer is guaranteed. All drug
gists or by mail. Price 25c. Kickapoo
Indian Medicine Co., Philadelphia and
St. Louis, J. C. Perry.
I havo scaled the walls of tho farm- also to R. II. Davis, who wrote "I Am
era isolation and linked him to the the Printing Tress.")
THE OI. II "HOYS," who fifty years ago were engaged in tho not either
plennnnt or profitable business of pot hunting earn other, will soon
gullier at (lollyshurg to talk over old times, and to live again, in mem
ory, those, strenuous days. The veteran in blue and the veteran In gray
will together walk over the ground where fifty years ngo they met in
deadly strife. Hut how different the feelings of all. Now, It is not each oth
er's lifo they are seeking, but each other's pleasure, and under the faded grny
uniforms beat hearts as ardent lovers of the old banner against which they
battled as fiercely as any that uphold it on desperate and doubtful fields.
Hrnvo and gallant men ull, they realize and admire the courage nnd tho
chivalry of tho other, ami are proud that their country produced only that
kind, north or south, oast or wevt. One, generous in victory, the other brave
and unliiimbled in defeat, they meet nnd mingle with a mutual regard and ro
oet. The quarrel is over, the fighting ended, ami enmity and hate havo
vanished never to return. Shoulder to shoulder and hand clasped in hand the
old boys of both sides will exchange experiences, and tell lovingly of how bit
terly thoy once hated each other. Oregon did a splendid thing in making it
possible for the old men, way out in this distant section, to revisit tho old bat
tlefield nnd take part in tho great anniversary and "reunion." The only re-
i LADD & BUSH, Bankers
TRANSACTS A 0EHKBAL BAHKIN8 BCBI5E89. SAFETY DB.
l'OHIT HOIKS, TRAVELERS' CHECKS.
Silver Hell Circle, V. O. W., made
the greatest gain yesterday in The Cap
ital Journal's Bargain Refund Contest,
the total being over 1711,000. This es
tablished a new record for the bargnin
refund contest. The Women's Relief
Corps gained over 100,000 in the eon
test. Following is the standing today:
HuptUt Women's Club 47(1,21.')
Silver Hell Circle, W. O. W SKS.MO
Women's Relief Corps ,'12.'1,975
h. O. T. M Uin.TSO
Ladies of the G. A. it 70,320
Modern Woodmen of America .... 3 J. 100
Indies' Aid, Jason Leo church .... 8,175
Playground Fund 6,055
W. C. T. V 6,04.-)
Salem Fence Works
R. B. FLEMING, Prop.
Headquarters for Morley's
patent hop basket. Order
now ure. See the drive
and twist anchor. Don't
use a deadman. Big stock
of paint. American wire
fence, screen doors and.
wire netting, fence posts,
250 Court St. Phone 124
Back of Chicago Store
Mrs. Emma Smith 5,970
Miss Knto Wiseman 4,870
St. Joseph 's Church 4,215
Y. M. C. A 4,190
Woodmen of tho World 4,095
Moose lodge 3,935
Episcopal Church 3,125
Commons Mission 2,555
Tolico Force 2,075
Degree of Honor 1,785
Fire Department 1,105
T, E. Fletcher 1,000
A Worker Appreciates This.
Win. Morris, a resident of Florence,
Oregon, says: "For the last fourteos
years my kidneys and bladder incapaci
tated me for all work. About eight
months ago I began using Foley Kidney
Pills, and tiny have done what otho:
medicines failed to do, and now I am
doing and feeling fine. I heartily rec
ommend Foley Kidney Pills." Foley
Kidney Pills do not contain habit form
ing drugs and are tonic in acting, quick
in results. They will help any case of
kidney troublo not beyond the reach of
medicine. Dr. Stone's Drug Store
Best Laxative for the Agod.
Old men nnd women fcol the need of
a lnxatlvo more than young folks, but
it must be safe and harmless and one
which will not cause pain. Dr. King'i
Now Life Pills Bra especially good for
tho aged, for they act promptly and eas
ily. Price 25c. Recommended by J. C.
Never judgo a man's knowledge by
what he savt.
A sprained ankle may as a rule be
cured in from three to four days by ap
plying Chabmerlain's Liniment and ob
serving the directions with each bottle.
For sale by all dealers.
f U '.I . , V
You will hear noted lecturersSenator Elmer J. Burkett, Dr. Jno. H. Andress, Julius
Famous Musical Companies
Georgia Jubilee Singers.
Thaviu Grand Opera Co.
Chicago Male Quartet.
White City Band
Numerous Special Events
Ben Chapin's impersonation
of "Abraham Lincoln."
Splendid magical stunts by
Harrell, of Boston.
Humorous Stories by Bess
And many others. Season tickets admit to everything. Buy before opening day and