Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 05, 1913, Image 2

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The Capital Journal
The Barnes -Taber Company
r GBAHAJI P. TABEB, Editor and Manager.
An Independent Newspaper Devoted toAmerican Principle! and the Progreu
and Development of Balem in Particular and All Oregon in General.
Pabllabed Every Evening Except Sunday, Balem, Oregon
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paper to you on time, kindly phono the circulation manager, as this Is the only
way we can determine whether cr not the carriers are following instructions.
Phone Main 82.
THE formal opening of the promotion department of the Commercial club
Wednesday evening is the beginning of a vigorous campaign for the
betterment of Salem. The numerous brief speeches all were in tune, all
showing loyalty to our home city and expressing a determination to do
everything possible to advance her growth end maintain her prosperity.
It was an enthusiastic get-together meeting that cannot fail to accomplish!
good, and the effort to have similar meetings at least once a month was al
move in the right direction. '
There is to be a determined effort made to get the whole city behind the
club, and to get its influences in such shape that it will not be hampered
in its work. The figures given by Secretary Bynon Bhowed that only about
15 per cent of the business men are members of the club and help maintain !
it. The Capital Journal takes a keen interest in the club and its work, and
did its share towards bringing about the combination of the lllihee club and
tho Board of Trado and the changing of the name from the lllihee to the
Salem Commercial club, which it considers one of the most vitally import
ant things the club has yet done. It has this Buggostion to make, that the
club try tho "catch my pal" plan. Let every member determine to cause
some one person to join the club, and then do it. This can be done and done
easily, and in this way the membership would be doubled in a short time.
Tho new members should then mute an effort to "do as they were done by,'"
and In turn got one member.
It is not because the pcoplo of Salem are not interested in the work, or
that thoy hesitate about assisting in it, that they apparently hang back, bnt
bectuise heretofore they have not been urged to take part, and their own
solfish interests have not been appealed to, the benefits to themselves pointed
out with sufficient clearness. It iB evidently unfair that 13 per cent of tho
business meu should pay all the expense of boosting the city, while the other
85 per cent got as much benefit from tho work as they do. The property
owner is really more benefitted by the growth of the city than is the busi
ness man, yet ho is tho one that is most "backward about coming for
ward." ThiB should all be changed and every property owner should do
something, even though but a little toward the good work. Under present
conditions tho willing business man buys the cow, furnishes the pasture and
does tho milking, and all tlio property owner docs is to skim the cream.
Self interest demands that this be changed and that we all stand together
for the benof it of all. We do not believe there is a man or woman in Salem
who would not do something towards tho good work, the only reason they
have not heretofore done so being that they wore not properly approached,
and the matter presented to them in tho proper light.
Dr. Olingor made a good suggestion when he said that the club would
have to do the work whethor it had 15 or 100 per cent of the people behind
it and that it must get in touch with them, got among them and get what
money is needed. Thia can be done in emergencies, but it is better to have
a steady and Btated income, so that the club can know just what it can de
pond on at all times.
What evor differences of opinion there may have been about the combining
of tho two bodies under the present plan, for the present, at least they are
settled, and may "be settled for all time, that dopending somewhat on the re
nits as shown by the working out of the scheme. In the meanwhile, and
until the present .plans hpve boen tested and found wanting, if such should
to tho case, every citizen of Salom who has tho good of the city at heart
should givo the club loyal and energetic support. The club, owing to its
chango of quarters and fixing up its now home, finds itself in debt about
1500. At tjhe meeting Wednesday about $275 was collected in a few moments
toward moeting this and the opportunity to assist iB still open. Think over
this whole proposition of tho club's efforts to build up the city and then if
you think th work should be dono, get in and help do it.
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TIME was when highly paid talent was making the fight of its life to
land Hurry Thaw in the asylum at .Matteawan. Time is when just
as strenuous and oxpensivo effort la put forth to keep that young man
out of tho same Institution. Thus snys tho Portland Telegram, which Is
incidentally much disgusted with tho whole Thaw affair.
Many queer situations arise from criminal exigency, but it is rarely Indood
thnt tho criminal fights to bo kept in jail, and again is it unusual for those
chiefly interested in his prosecution, to fight just as hard to got him out
of jail. j
Again it is rather a marvel thnt a malicious murder having been commit
ted, with amplo motive shown, with the elements of rovengo, spite, hntrcd and
tho impulse of a dissolute lifo toward tho gratification of theso all proved;
with insanity as a plea, which wins by sheer force of tho combination of
money and legal talent; with tho plain alternative, as a matter of justico to
society, of punishment according to tho extreme penalty in tho case of mur
der, or permanent rentnnint whore technicality, lognl wit and cash prevent
tho other, that the law fuucM-onarics of two countries should find it necessary
to spend days of mental wrestling and thousands of dollars in order to de
termine where tho man who committed tho murder belongs.
"What fools these mortals be," said Puck; and every time we get up
against one of theao legal tangles whoro the shrewd lawyers and tho learned
judge onnnot tell tho difference between a hawk and a handsaw, wo feel like
applauding that utterance of the fairy philosopher.
, ULH ALL'S testimony, which is now corroborated and strengthened by
that of James A. Emery, provos conclusively that tho National Asso
ciation of Manufacturers, at least as represented by its officers, was
a political orgitniwtion pure and simple, says the Indianapolis News
discussing the latest developments in the lobby investigation. It
maintained a lobby at Washington anil employed aid agents to do its polit
ical work, of whom Mulhall was one. That his services were highly appro-
ciated the letters written to him by members of the association abundantly
These men, acting for the organization, contributed money to help elect
men to congress and to defeat others. They strove to control the appointment
of committees. That they labored earnestly for the election of Watson in
this state is clearly Bhown. The truth, of course, is that this organization
was little more than an annex of the Republican party. ' It favored the stand
pat tariff policy. It wanted a tariff commission, not to help revise the tariff,
but to head off revision. It opposed any legislation looking to a modifi
cation of the practice with reference to injunctions. It strove even to get
its friends such as Watson appointed to the cabinet.
There can bo no dispute as to the truth of these statements. The or
ganization was one of business men whose object was to control tho govern
ment, and to mold legislation to its liking. It is not necessary to rely on
Mulhall 's testimony. His letters, and the letters written to him by members
of the association, prove the main charge. It is proved further by a letter
of Emery, which was made public yesterday. We havo also a series of let
ters written by Mr. Hanch, of this city, in the interest of Watson. These,
ftnd the answers to them show that there was a vigorous campaign con
ducted by the manufacturers in behalf of Mr. Watson, when he was a can
didate for governor of Indiana. Such are the facts. It is no use trying to
liscredit Mulhall, for he is supported by correspondence, and by other testi
mony. .Further than that, he was in high favor with the very men who are
now so keen to repudiate him. i
The Oregonian is certainly optimistic, when it says the rain is doing no
damngo and probably more good than harm. It does not look that way in
this section, for the late hops and the prunes are sure to suffer, and there
a still considerable grain in the fields. , There will be plenty of both hops
and prunes saved, but there will also be severe loss especially if the present
storm lasts for two or three days more.
Among the bills before the voters this coming November will be that pro
viding for county attorneys instead of district attorneys as under the pres
ent Bystem. It was a good bill, and how it ever came referred is a mystery.
It is for the best interest of every county that it have its own attorney, who
is responsible to the people of his county instead of a lot of deputies on
whom the blame for the miscarriage of justice can be laid. The voter will
lo well to keep this bill in mind and see that it becomes a law.
The Mexican still harvests his wheat with a sickle and threshes it with a
flail, but he uses a breech loader to do his fighting with, which Bhows he
is up to date on his principal occupation anayway.
The optimistic hop picker can amuse himself by fishing between picks, and
without leaving the hop yard to do it either.
The weather man surely thought the state fair was set for this week. The
broadest smile in the state is that of Secretary Meredith as he hits tho
street these mornings, remembers the fair is not due for three weeks yet, and
notes the amount of water that is getting down and out of the way for tho
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Of all gladsome reports of Oregon
products, we glean best from the Har-
noy county items: "Triplets con
sisting of two boys and one girl were
born to Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Jones, of
Corbett, and all are in perfect health."
Gold Beach is having a measly time
of it, if we may believe tho Globe,
which says: "Through a lack of ef
fort to properly control the disease,
tho measles have spread into several
homes in this town and will be sure
to go the rounds throughout the coun
"Would it not be a good idea to ad
vertise our water by giving it to the
people to drink!" asks the Toledo Sen
tinel, which boasts that Toledo has as
good water as any town in the state.
It wants a drinking fountain estab
lished before the fair to be held there,
bow only a week or two away.
"Few people realize the enormous
amount of work that is going on right
here in North Bend," says the Coos
Bay narbor. It furnishes a detailed list
of the railroad work, the operations
of the dredge Seattle, the various
stroet grading and sewer improve
ments, and gives figirres going an as
tonishingly long way into tho millions.
We have the Evening Record's word
for it that Marshfield covers a great,
big tract of land and contains several
very important streets. The Record
urges the improvement of each of these
and roundly condemns "the narrow
policy which advocates the improve
ment of one block, for the destruction
of the balance of the municipality."
We are deeply indebted to the Athe
na Press for the interesting informa
tion that "Donald McFadyen has gone
into the chicken business not so much
to raise protty feathers, perfect forms
and technically combed heads, but to
produce a pure strain of White Leg
horns that will not only enckle every
time thoy lay, but will lay every time
they cackle."
As a wild bunch of horses as were
ever brought to Pendleton for the
Round-lTp, according to the East Ore
gonian, have been provided by Frank
Roach from the ranch of tho Roach
brothers, on the north fork of McKay
creek. The animals have roamed the
ranges without restraint, and are game
for tho battle with the best broncho
busters that ever cinched a saddle,
Medford is to havo a new street
railroad built from the corner of Front
snd Main streets, to the Siskiyou ad
dition to the city.
Work on Cnrnegie library at Hood
River has begun. It will cost complet
ed 1 7,500.
Pendleton claims to have an abund
ance of cnyuses for the Round Vp and
warranted to bo tho best buckers in
Joe Stelnhardt, an applo buyer from
the east, has purchased 1 ,500,000 worth
of apples in the last two weeks. He
Talks on Thrift
bought 200 carloads of the Apple
Growers' association, at Hood River,
and was only a few hours in the city
doing it.
W. C. Burns has sued the P. E. &
E. for .1 2,500 damages for the loss of
one of his eyes.
William Smith, aged 50, fell through
the elevator shaft at the mills of the
Crown-Columbia Taper company at
Oregon City Tuesday afternoon and was
so badly injured he may die.
Caught by his blouse in Ihe winder
of the plant, Virgil May was dragged
into the machinery, his hip crushed,
and one leg broken Tuesday night at
the Hawley mills, at Oregon City.
W. M. Powell, of Ashland, known
as the "Old Ciderman," who for 25
years has peddled cider at the S. P.
depot in Ashland, died Tuesday. He
was 76 years old.
I ers.
Do You Want Your House Full 0
Congenial Boarders and Roomers
That's the way to get pleasure out of keepm.
Empty chairs at the table and vacant rooms
from encouraging. ' Kth
But you can overcome this kind of loss very Ml'i'
The Capital Journal has a week day circul r
over 3200. You can talk to this army 0f p J
ran toll them what vou have. A .i ' '9
j . ...avllg in.
you address, your message will attract the kind of
pie you desire. P
They'll call to see your room or inquire about
Then you can easily show that you are in a posiUoTk
satisfy them.
Write an ad for the "Rooms to Rent" or "Board w
Rooms" column of The Capital Journal. Vh it
completed bring it, mail it or phone it to The Ctpit
Main 82
"Somo of our greatest industrial
organizations have learned their A,
B, C's in waste elimination and
have found themselves well repaid.
The time is coming when every
man who lays claim to business
ability will keep the question of
waste before him constantly."
Thomas A. Edison.
Professor Ferrero, the famous Ital
ian historian, says of us: "The rapidity
of your development and tho creation
of a multiplicity of new needs eat up
the large earnings of the peoplo, who,
though they are living better than Eu
ropeans, unfortunately have not ac
quired tho habit of saving."
It is a very good thing sometimes to
'see oursels as ithers see us." While
t is not possible, as Edmund Burke
said, to bring ah indictment against a
whole people, there is a great deal of
truth in what this distinguished for
eigner says.
Jn New York City and at Washington
thore havo been established bureaus of
standards, which nro bringing about
a standardization of quality, quantity
and price in materials and supplies
which is resulting in an enormous sav
ing of the people's money.
Tho New York Bureau of Standards
has been in existence only about two
years, but already, on account of the
immense economics effected, it has not
only umply justified its establishment.
but it has attracted the attention of
porsons everywhere who are interested
in the public welfare. Efforts are bo-
ing made to establish similar bureaus
in other cities and for tho benefit of
the different departments of state gov
erment. The state of New York has a
commissioner of efficiency and econ
omy who is expected to save thousands
and hundreds of thousands of dollars
every year to the taxpayers of the
state by the waste and tho extrava
gances he will stop and the economies
he will institute, '
Officers of tho government aro be
ginning to realize the necessity for
economy in thiB era of prodigality.
Business men arc waking up, too, and
scientific management and economy are
becoming tho watchwords. An exam
pie is the big department store which
employs a man whose sole duty it is to
go around and turn off electric light
not in use. Ho saves the store more
than his waizes.
J t will take a Injur time, however fnr
this leaven of economy to leaven the
whole lump of our commercial and in- f WL MaJ ILtJ
Solid Cast Brass Steel Shackle
No Two Alike
growth when we openly or uncon
sciously regard very careful man
agement of one's personal expendi
ture as a somewhat nigardly and
belittling accomplishment.
What are YOU going to do about
itf I
New York, Sept. 5. United States
District Attorney Marshall announced
hero this afternoon thnt Attorney
Gonoral McReynolds has instructed him
to proBecuto the jewelry trust under
the Sherman anti-trust act. The Na
tional Wholesale Jewelers' Association
of Philadelphia and 172 jobbers in the
East, the Middle West and the Pncific
coast states aro involved.
Tho beginning of tho rainy season !b
wolcome. 1
Babies need a perfect tli.
Skin eruptions cause thorn. a,
tense suffering but hinder theirp-
Dr. Ilobson's Kczema Ointment ;
relied on for relief and jmmni,
of suffering babies wiiweilua
tions have made their lif,
"Our baby was afflicted with
out of tho Bkin all over the fu-1
scalp. Doctors and akin
failed to help. We tried Dr. Hit,
Eczema Ointment and wen
to see baby completely cured Mini
box was used," writes Mn. St
Dubuque, lown. All dnigjistu
mail, HOC. I'feiffer Chemiial toe
St. Louis, Ho., Philadelphia, n I
Perry, Salem.
Isn't it queer how little top d
30,000 VOICES.
And Many Are tho Voices of Salem
Thirty thousand voices what a
grand chorus! And that's the sum
be. of American men and women who
are publicly praising Doan's Kidney
Pills for relief from backache, kidney
and bladder ills. Thoy say it to
friends. They tell it in the home pa
pers. Salem people are in this chorus.
Hero's a Salem case:
W. II. Bradley, farmer, 614 South
Twenty-first street, Salem, Oregon,
says: "About two years ago kidney
trouble came on me. First my back
began to ache, then pain seemed to
Bpread all ovor my body, like rheuma
tism. I noticed thnt the kidney secre
tions wore unnatural and I knew that
my kidneys were disordered. I read an
endorsement of Doan's Kidney Pills
given by one of my neighbors, and I
got some. I found them to bo just
what I needed. Before I had started
the second box, I was almost entirely
free from pain and my kidneys acted
regularly. I have used Doan's Kidney
Pills since with good results."
For sale by all dealers. Price, 50
contB. Fostcr-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
N. Y., sole agents for the United
Remember the name Donn's and
take no other,
COLDS. It is BEST and SAFEST tot
Tie Genuine is in a Yellow Package
dnstrial extravainince. whirh. it in n.
serted, costs the consumer forty cent on
ory dollar. An interestinir commen
tary on this subject is tho fact that the
humble junk business, tho trade of un
considered trifles, has nrosncred in
America more than in all other coun
tries. In Boston lives a dealer who
has accumulated more than a million
dollars. The leading dealor in Provi
dence, who handles nothing but scrap
iron, is worth half a million, while
Philadelphia has two junk millionaires
and a cluster of near-millionaires in the
same business.
But, primarily, it is the individual
itizen who is to blamo for the extrav.
agance, which soemB lo be in our blood.
Tho wholo American public is wild
with spending." Public economy is a
lost art," says James J. Hill. "Ex
travagance is our national curse," says
Jonn i). Kockefoller.
Men and women who are livino on
salaries and whose income seems as
sured, do not stop to think where they
woucii be it for any reason that income
should cease, while times and condi
tions like the present incite them to
spend and spend. Living Costs much !
luxuries are common in fact, thoy are
necessities" with many. The demand
is always for more and more and
If Americans economized in irnod
earnest for awhile, they could do some
amazing things.
By cutting their linuor bills in hnlf
they would cave ."00,000,000 in a year.
i ne people of this country pay $57,.
.innOl a year to foreigners for their
supply of coffee. Should they drink
one cup of coffee instead of two. tW
would save $28,779705,
If Americans should buy onchnlf ha
hatB they do the saving would amount
to .'4,uou,uOO in one year.
Let the men smoke pipes, if they
like, but as for dears well m.i.
one cigar where you now smoke two,
ami see what happens. The aggregate
saving would oasily amount to $10-
1100,00(1 in a year.
The "World's Work" sums up the
case in this way:
Three or four things are cer
tain: First, the problem of mak
ing both ends meet is, as it has
always been, a very hard problem
for the average man and the aver
age family: second, the
American man and family liv
great deal better now than half a
century ago; third, a larger pro
portion of Americans than of any
other nation livo well, and, fourth,
a still larger proportion might live
well if we had developed thrift and
good management as several Eu
ropean peoples have, W8 are yet
in that period of our national
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Oregon State Fair
Salem, Sept. 29 to Oct. 4, 1913
A whole week of pleasure and profit; $20,000 offeJ
in premiums on Agricultural, Livestock, Poultry, Tei
tile and other exhibits.
Horse Races, Shooting Tournament, Fireworki, Bj
Concerts, Eugenics Exposition, Children's PlayPJ
and other Free Attractions, including Boy IJ'
One-Ring Circus. Free Camp Grounds. You
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i! Extra! Extra:
For the first time in the history of Salem V J"j
of Marion and Polk counties can secure u
sacks at right prices in this city, instead "Lf
their time and money in going to Portland.
ing one cent a pound for all kinds of rags-,
paying $13 per ton for all kinds of cast i""1- J00i
prices paid for all kinds of old clothes, houien ,
and furniture. We buy and sell every"n i
needle to a piece of gold. All kinds of W ' f ,
chinery and pipe bought and sold. The hou
a million bargains. f
X Salem, Oregon.