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JULY 2, '13
The Capital Journal
The Barnes -Taber Company
GEAHAM P. TABEE, Editor and Manager.
An Independent Newspaper Devoted to American Principles and the Progress
and Development of Salem in Particular and All Oregon in General.
Published Every Evening Except Bunilsr, Salem, Oregon
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FULL I.RA8KD WIRB TBLKGBAPH REPORT
on at a loss is not worth carrying on, and if it was a private business it would
be dropped like a hot potato. If the sugar, wool or any other crop can not
be grown without loss then let us quit growing them and go at something
else that is not a known and certain loss.
AFTEE THE HOE8E IS STOLEN.
Advertising rates will be furnished on application.
'New Today" ads strictly cash In advance.
'Want" ads and
The Capital Journal carrier boys are Instructed to pnt the papers on the
porch. If the carrier does not do this, misses you, or neglects getting the
paper to yon 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 82.
JUSTICE TEMPERED WITH MERCY.
THE LORD tompers the wind to the shorn lamb. "Justice tempers the
penitentiary sentence to the follow who shears the lambs. Thus, be
tween tho two, there is considerable "tempering," and everything
comes out clean in the wash. Alonday, after five years of strenuous
objection to devoting five years of his life to the service of tho state
without salary, J. Thorburn Ross was paroled by Judge Kelly, and will only
have to behave himself and report to tcourt occasionally for a few years.
Following the failure of tho Title Guarantee and Trust company, of Port
land, of which Rons was president, he was convicted in April, 1908, of appro
priating to his own use certain funds of the common school which were on de
posit in that bank, ile was sentenced to five years in the penitentiary; and to
pay a fine of several hundred thousand dollars. On appeal to the supreme
court this fine was declared void, but the court occasionally for a few years.
The case then went to the United States supreme court, where the conviction
was again sustained.
In tho meanwhile the defunct bank was taken over by other intorests and
all its obligations were paid, including the money due the school fund. The
juilge was moved to grant tho parole for tho reasons that John Manning, who
was tho prosecuting attorney that convicted Ross, wrote Governor West asking
that Ross be pardoned, and Martin L. Pipes, who was the special prosecutor
in the case camo into court and consented to the parole.
There is the caso in brief, and there is an example of the way in which
Justice tempers the sentence to tho shearor of the lambs. We do not believe
in vindictiveness in the trial or punishment of those who violate the law, but
we do beliove in tho punishment of those in tho higher walks of lifo just the
same as all others. Wo do not believe in Justice playing favorites, for in that
rase there is no justice.
The stato elected, or at least a portion of it did, a district attorney to
prosocuto just such cases as that of Ross. In his caso, however, It wont still
furthor and employed Martin L. Pipes to assist in prosecuting him. It did not
elect tho proBocuting attorney to put himself forward as a special pleader to
undo by pardon what it had employed him to do as its agent. It did not spend
its monoy in employing Pipes to assist in prosecuting Ross, in order to give
weight to his action in asking tho judge to sot BHiifo the work ho and the dis
trict attorney had accomplished. Yet the vory fact that these two gentlemen
had triad out the caso and secured a conviction gave their request that Ross
be not punished, woight. This fact was, no doubt, largely tho reason why
Judge Kelly granted the pnrolo.
If. Ross should be pardonod, if his conviction was wrong, then these attor
neys should have entered a nolle. Thoy should not have done all they could
to convict him, if thoy thought ho should not bo punished. The people of tho
state are moro intorestod in having an innocent man escape, be cleared and sot
free, than thoy are evon in having a guilty man convicted. If Ross' offense
was such that it should not be punished, and theso attorneys thought so, they
should never have subjected him to tho disgraco of a conviction.
Tho fact that others paid tho money Back, should cut no figure in the case,
for if that theory is carriod out, it would only encourage crime. It would say
to tho tempted one: "Uso trust funds' left with you, if you are caught with
tho goods, all you have to do Is to pay tho money back, and if you are not
caught, thero is no harm dono."
As a matter of fact tho whole Ross caso was a matter of 'pull." Rich and
influential friends, associates who were as doep in the mud as ho was in tho
mire, and who had money and pull ; attorneys hired by the state moved by the
weight of this influence, though porhaps unknowingly; the social sympathy
with "tho class," those and many othor things causod Ross' parolo. The Ja
cob Furths, the Woods, accused of placing dynamito, tho Camiuottis, the Ross
i, the long list of that class all bIiow that Justice is not blind but that the old
jade can toll a rich man from a poor 0110 under hor poorly placed blindfold at
Tiie income tax collector will never have to invade tho precincts of tho
penitentiary in the courso of his duty. And those who might find tho road to
heaven like going through the eyo of a needle will never have to mnho tho ef
fort from within tho walls of a prison.
Then take a glauco at tho caso of Clarence Darrow, where the "pull" is
on tho other Bide, whero tho coin interests are not preaching mercy, but aro out
hot foot for condign punishment.
HE OREGON IAN and Oregon Journal are having an extended discussion
over the decision of the supreme court that gives title to private own
ers of lands between the shore lino and chapnel of the river at that
place. It is claimed that by this decision he city of Portland is robbed
of property valued at $100,000,000. That the granting of these lands to
private individuals was little loss than a crime is freely conceded, and the
trouble with the Journal is that it lays the blame for the matter on tho su
preme court that mado the decision rather than the legislature that granted
the people 's rights away.
The supreme court has had nothing to do with the matter other than to
say that tho legislature did this. That the people of the state of Oregon, act
ing through their legislature deliberately gave these lands to the private indi
viduals, and that having done so, they cannot take them away from those now
in possession of them.
In the meanwhile neither is saying a word about another matter of the
same kind that is now going on. Thoy aro both as silent as the damned about
the exploiting of tho water rights of the people, a matter so great that the lit
tle affair at Portland is a trifle beside it. The state now owns water rights
valued at more than a billion dollars, and these it is passing out to private in
dividuals just as fast as the latter ask for or grab them. In a few years there
will be a great howl go up that private individuals have grabbed all these
properties, that the state has been robbed, and then the supremo court will come
in for another drubbing for saying that tho people having deliberately given
away their Tights are estoppe3 from denying their act. Properly conserved,
the water power of this state will in thoear future pay all the running ex
penses of the state. They will maintain the public schools, pay all stato offi
cers, all court expenses, and provide funds for building a perfect system of
roads that will reach every hamlet in the stato, that will, in short, believe the
taxpayer of all state taxes and will materially reduce all county taxes.
The state should retain the ownership of every bit of its water rights.
It should permit tho use of theso water-rights, but should never part with the
ownership. Lease them and let them be used and make the rental nominal for
awhile at least, but never part with the title. This is a fight that every pa
per in tho state should take up, and it should be placed before the people this
coming election by the initiative. This is worth fighting for, while the dis
cussion of the supreme court decisions is like shearing a pig for wool, "Sheer
HANG OUT YOUR FLAGS.
HERE IS only one more day loft to prepare for the big celebration, and
every one should decorate just as much as they can. Already the streets
are getting gay with banners and streamers, and the business houses
are dolling up in good shape. It miiBt be remembered that there can
not be too much of this. Tho city cannot be made to look too gay for
the big crowds that are coming to celebrate with us. We owe it to them as
woll as to ourselves to put on our best bib and tucker for the occasion and to
present as fine an appearance as is possible. The committees are all hard at
work and have things in good shape so far as they can do this, but they must
be backed up by individual effort. Thero is an old Scotch saying that "many
micklo makes a muckle," and it is a true saying too. A little done by each
makes a good showing, while the neglect of the individual to do his or her
part results in total failure. Hang out the flag, paint old towscr red, white
and blue, color the family cat red with cherry juice, do anything except remain
passive Salem has responded nobly to the call for funds, and there will bo
things to make the day remembered, but you do your part and add as much as
is possible to the hilarity of the occasion. We have as beautiful a queen as
ever graced a throno, and when King Bing gets his royal robes on and boards
tho float we will have as royal a pair as ever gladdened tho eyes of their wili
ng subjects. Lot us all stand in and make the surroundings fit and beautify
for the occasion.
WHERE WILL THE SUPPLY COME PROM?
IN discussing tho tariff the cry is always inndo Hint Hits country will be
flooded with tho cheap products of the pauper labor of other countries.
Wo aro told that the United States will bo loaded with sugar from for
eign countries that can make it cheaper than wo can. If there is a sur
plus of sugar In the world where Is itf Do sugar growers now raise moro
than ho world can consume? If our sugar industry is to be destroyed, where
is tho sugar coming from to replace itt Is there now anywhere nn amount of
sugar that could supply tho American market If wo should quit growing itf
Suppose, fur tho sake of Illustration, that 110 sugar was grown In the
United Slates next year, would there be a supply sufficient for the world!
Could the other countrios grow enough for themselves and us, toot Suppose
wo quit raising wool, would other countries be able to supply nst In othor
words, suppose the United States for 0110 year did not grow anything, would
tho balance of tho world be able to feed and clotho list Most assuredly not.
We have an illustration of it now In tho meat problem, whero in spito of all
wo can produce tho price remains at almost prohibitive prices bocauso tho
whole world cannot produce an over supply. Vet a year or two ago wo wore
told that if the tariff was taken off of beef tho Industry would go to tho
dickens across lots. The granaries of tho world are not overflowing with
food stuffs or with material for clothing and thero is no over production in
tho world as a whole. Against tha law of supply and demand wo havo tried
to substitute a tariff law and tho only result was to cinch tho consumer.
When any industry cannot bo carried on without it being given a bonus it is
a good industry to let alone. A business that require that another business
to taxed to curry it on, is a good business to quit. A business that is carriod
A Cherry Fair Carnival
at the Big Chicago Store
The carnival we invite you to visit is not a carnival of curiosi
ties, but a carnival of high class merchandise offered at the
lowest prices on this coast.
$7.50, $8.50, $9.90, $10.50 AND $12.50
for Ladies' Suits, values up to $15.00 and $25.00. All this sea
son's newest garments.
$4.95. $7.90, $9.90, AND $11.90
for Ladies' Coats, values up to $18.50. All this season's new
$3.50, $4.95. $6.90. $7.50 AND $8.90
for Ladies' Silk Dresses, Wool Dresses and Lingerie Dresses,
values up to $8.50 ,$10.50, $12.50 and $16.90.
We do the greatest Dry
Goods business in Salem and
can afford to give you the
The greatest in Salem. Milan
shapes, ostrich plumes and
trimmed hats at less than
$5.00, $7.50 and $8.50 now
$1.49, $1.98 AND $2.50
20,000 Yards of Wash Goods
Now on sale at about manufacturers' first cost. We fear the reduction. of tariff.
YD. 4 1-4C. 5C, 6 1-4C, 8 1-3C AND 12 1-2C CUT
WHEN THIEVES FALL OUT.
HAT LOBBY investigation has brought out some rather startling things.
For ono it has caused Martin M. Amman, ot Maltimore, to come out
with a confession that implicates many high officials. Mulhall, it is
said, was for many years the active field agent of the National Associa
tion of Manufacturers. Tie has sent to tho New York and Chicago pa
pers a statement over his own signature in which ho gives the names of con
gressmen who were "subservient," or who were punished for .their opposi
tion to legislation favored by the association. Mulhall promises to place bo-
foro tho committee documents and copios of letters that will bo unanswerable
and Mint will prove that for a docade this Manufacturers' Association has at-
lempieti 10 rurce uiruugn euiigress jj;,Blttl,un Juvoruuio 10 manufacturers in
various wavs. In his statement ha gives the names of congressmen, sena
tors and high officials who were "easily accessible," and of others who were
punished by the association and beaten for re election when they refused to
come through and obey the commands of the association. Mulhall's confes
sion has Btirred up things in great Bhapo and there is wild scurrying for
"when thieves fall out honest men come by their own," and there is
certainly plenty for the great American people to come by. Mr. Mulhall is
not in ono senso a patriot, But ho will certainly do. a great service to tho
country if ho succeeds in breaking up that unholy lobby that has infested
Washington for years innutnoralilo. "
10,000 Yards of Silks and Dress Goods
The prices on every yard sliced away down.
1 8C, 25C. 35C, 49C. 65C, AND 75C, BIG CUT
If you want real bargains in Ladies' Gloves, Shirt Waists, Embroideries, Laces, Ladies' Ho
siery, Summer Underwear, Corsets, Men's Goods, come to Salem's greatest bargain-giver,
the Chicago Store.
the STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY
sumcd that the wardens will be kept
busy for some time.
The June record for rainfall was
broken in Baker county this year. The
total precipitation was 2.7a inches.
Nothing adds moro to tho beauty of
women than luxuriant hair. The rogu
lar use of Mcritol Hair Tonic will keep
tho hair healthy, promote its growth,
keep it clean and bright, and gives it
that wavy appearance so much admir
ed. . Capital Drug Store, sole agents.
The mothers of babies that didn't
win may be excused for having a poor
opinion of eugenic tests.
The old S. V. depot would make a
great feature in the Cherry Fair pn
rude, if it could bo dolled up and load
ed on a hand cart.
The streets are showing tho near op
preach of the Cherry Fair and the
Fourth, and Old (llory is in evidence
Now if dupe l'luve does not behave I .
himself he will lose many admiring ; '
, lors wno have reached the bur of an.
and of Hi women who are 25, and un-
married, in separate urns ami then
draw a mime from each urn nnti all arc
. drawn. Hie two drawn toircthcr will
bo nt once married. This ought to hur
ry up tho bachelors, for they certainly
will prefer making their own selection
to taking pot luck ill tho matrimonial
n.L l i . ...
iiuii uui comparison or a hen nn
enrth is pretty well exemplified in the
Fast just now. Tho death toll Monday
ns 112, nnd no let up of the terrific
is in sight.
;i LADD & BUSH, Bankers I
1 TRANSACTS A G 1 51 HAL BANKING BUSINESS. SAFETY DK- X
POSIT BOXES. TXATILKKf CHECKS.
The rain damaged the cherries, but
there is plenty, of the very best left.
Take a look In at tho big tout tomor
row and verify this.
"Queen Mario, " not very lnrgo, but
overv inch a queen.
Austria-Hungary has had such a
dearth of marriages, that it is proposed
to enforce compulsory matrimony. The
plan Is to place the name of all bache
t Grand Opera HouSe J
Three nights, commencing Mon
day, July 7.
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A sensation everywhere. Faithful
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Trices: 2.1c, any seat iu tho
theatre. Children 1.1c. Kveniug
at 8:15; matinre daily at 2:30.
Franklin T. Griffith is now tho head
or the 1'. K I,. & P. Co. It is to be
hoped he will give that company's pat
rons a better ileal than his predecessor,
the unlnmented B. 8. Josselyn, passed
The Oregon pntne wardens have a big
contract on their hands, as they are
now engaged in killing off the sea
lions, and, as the Pacific ocenn is a
pretty large game preserve, it Is pre-
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