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THE DAILY CAPITA! JOURNAL, 8ALEM, OREGON, MONDAT. JULY 0 19U.
Editorial Page of The Daily Capital Journal
JULY 6, 1914
TIOAIft 'ftVWBfcL JOURNAL
PUBLISH KD BY
CAPITAL JOURNAL PRINTING CO., Inc. .
CHARLES H. nSUER.
.EDITOR AND MANAGER
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Phone Main 82.
CROSSING THE STREET.
JUDGE SULZBERGER, of Pennsylvania, has pro
foundly formulated and wisely applied the legal dic
tum that street corssings belong to pedestrians, and
he has sent to prison the driver of a motorcar
which ran down and killed a woman at a crossing.
A few more such examples inexorably applied would
Co far toward maKing tne streets 01 ihb u.iu
would remove the terrible menace which threatens the
life of every citizen who ventures abroad.
Automobile drivers too often imagine that the earth
and its fullness is theirs; that the foot passenger, wheth
er at a crossing of elsewhere, is offensively disputing
their full ownership of the highways. A blast of the horn
is an imperative order to "get out of the way." If the un
happy individual fails to hear or heed, the worse for him.
A term in jail for a few of this type may teach the les
sons laid down by Judge Sulzberger that the pedestrians
have the right of way at the street crossings; that when
the crossing is not clear it is the business of the motor
vehicles to stop; that if an accident results from the fail
ure thus to stop, the auto driver will be held to strict ac
count. Once this penetrates the consciousness of careless
drivers there will be the beginning of better relationship
between them and the general public; a less arrogant at
titude by the one and a more kindly and tolerant feeling
by the other.
At a newspaper stunt the Boston Journal set a new
pace when the day after the fire at Salem and while fire
men were still fighting the burning ruins, it sent a photo
grapher in a flying machine, who sailed over the still
burning city and secured by far the' most novel pictures
ever used in a newspaper. It is an example that will be
followed, and pictures of disasters taken from airships
will be a common feature of the papers in the very near
less town." Other Oregon towns, Salem for instance,
might accomplish something in that direction if the peo
ple would pay more attention to their lawns and the park
ing along the streets. ...
Germany might build a canal through Nicaragua, pro
vided she wanted the canal, had the right to build it and
also had the money to spare from her naval schemes. The
Panama canal will be sufficient for her needs for some
years to come. . ' '
George Fred Williams took advantage of the first op
portunity to let the world know who was minister to
Greece. Now President Wilson comes and lets that same
world know who is not minister to Greece.
Getting into the kingrow may be pleasant enough, but
getting out has its drawbacks, as witness Prince Francis
Ferdinand, while bossing a country as president is not all
cakes and ale either. Ask Huerta."
It will be just one revolution after another until the
United States steps in and settles the row. TnfprvpnHnn
and quite likely annexation must come some time why
The mediators made a rather loud report, but it re
mains to be seen if the eun was reallv lnnrlpH nr if it- wna
! only a blank cartridge for.Fourth'of July purposes.
Six wooden-legged men testified in a damage suit in
Massachusetts that the loss of a leg did not diminish a
man's earning power. This might cause the railroad com
pany to put in a counter-claim and ask pay for depriving
the man of a useless log. Besides the opinion of the one
legged six must be taken with several grains of salt. Sup
pose for instance the man who lost the leg was a profes
sional foot racer, or a mail carrier?
Newspapers are made hurriedly, and sometimes the
queen's English is pretty badly contorted. Here is a sam
ple, all right in itself but still somewhat paradoxical. An
exchange in telling of the arrest and fining of a "boot
legger," says: "Twenty-five days in jail or $50, said the
arm of the law." Truly, a most eloquent arm with re
markable linguistic abilities.
After all, the act of that New Jersey boy who cut off a
cow's tail because he could not catch some boys who
threw stones at him, is in close touch with the reasoning
of some grown folks. It is in fact allied to the actions of
those who undertake to make the world holier and better
by assassination of rulers.
Mr. Jones should be well equipped for that diplomatic
position. For six ye a re he has been a director of the Har
vester company, and it must have taken lots of tact to
keep it in the straight and narrow path. It might have
been real wicked but for his moral guidance.
It is claimed by French explorers in Africa that they
have discovered a new kind of elephant, one that can
stand severe punishment and go a long time without food.
This is an opportune discovery and one the G. O. P.
should welcome as a refuge and a hope.
Baker City is ambitious to become known as the "weed-
Multnomah county has issued orders
through its officials tiii.t no load writh
ing more than 4,000 pounds will be per
inittod to cross tin- bridge in that
county without a special permit.
Wulter Luecke, aged 22, drowned
while bathing in a small crock that
empties into the Willamette near Oak
tirovc. The drowning occurred Thurs
u n m
What is believed to be the first car
of loganberries sent as far east as the
Kinky mountains, was chipped from
.Monroe aim lonailis t riday night by
the lleutoii County -rowers' associa
tion. Albany's four days' Fourth of July
celebration opened Wednesday with a
free nntdnnr Aaiuleville show at First
and Washington streets.
At Elkton, Douglas county, it is re
ported, there is no resident physician
ami there is an opportunity for one
so disposed, to supply a long'felt want.
Pendleton 's new pipe system is near
ly completed, nnd it is hoped to havo
water running, by the middle of this
month from the new supply source,
Thorn Hollow Springs.
Volume of Med ford's streel and rail
trnfiic is indicated by a count kept for
two days by the watchman at the .Main
street crossing of the Southern Pacific.
There passed in that time 4,500 pedes
trians, 2,000 automobiles, I'tA.'i motorcy
cles, .'100 bicycles and .11 trains. A cer
tain citizen n ado the crossing 42 times.
Corvallis Gazette Times: That Cor
vallis shall deserve the title of "Aster
City" this fall is evidenced by the
number of asters that have' been
nted in Comillis during -the past
mouth; ls,"0 aster plants have been
sold by the Parent-Teacher circles of
Corvnllis. A flower show will be held
here in the fall. The asters planted
recently will bloom in time for the
Mrs. (hailos Croner is the only wo
man in the state, so far as is known,
regularly engaged in the business at
freighting. She hauls supplies to the
summer resorts between Eugene and
McRenzie liridge, a distance of 00
miles, and makes the ronud trip each
The celebration at Newport Saturday
was the first of the kind in the history
of that beauty resort.
Construction of the Willamette-Pacific
bridge across Coos Bay was be
Portland makers of popcorn butter
are in trouble because they used cot
tonseed oil iustead of butter in mak
ing the "butter." The pure lood fel
lows woke up long enough to nuke be-
Remember to have The
Capital Journal to follow
you during your vacation.
-, " -i
lieve they were really trying to earn
their salaries, and thus hold onto their
C. X. Essex, a well known merchant
of Albany, aged 70, died suddenly at
2:0 Friday afternoon. He di.'d from
a sudden attack of heart failure.
Candidates for the I'. S. senate, Booth
republican and llanley progressive,
spoke at the celebration at Marsht'ield
The rodeo at Klamath Falls Friday,
it is estimated, drew a crowd of not
less than 7,000 persons. Many Indians
from the Warm Springs and Klamath
reservations were In attendance and
some of them took pait in the proceedings.
The weather's hot and sizzling, and
most obnoxious, now; the moisture
k e e p s adrizzliug
tidown my bulging
brow; it filters
through my gal
ways, in manner
most absurd, yet 1
am cheerful always,
and -chipper as a
bird. To snowy
I've trained myself
to look, all day 1 am
pretending that I
XV I urn Dr. look. At-
ft 1 tired in linen, thin-
K, I make myself
believe that up old
Mount McKinloy I'm elihibiug, by your
leave. My Thomas cat is dozing upon
the easy chair, and 1 keep on suppos
ing that it's a polar bear. "The Ig
loo" 1 have christened the house where
in I dwell, and often there I've listen
ed to arctic temptests yell, when other
men were sweating, and groaning in
their woe, and wringing hands, forget
ting that there's such a thing as snow.
The days will seem less dreary, if you,
by hook or crook, can play that you are
Peary, or, failing Peary, Cook. Imag
ine you're exploring in snow up to your
neck, and soon you will be roaring,
".We need a fire, by heck!"
flormlntit, 114 hr
Adam. N.iMKt jiffA,
WRITE YOUR WANT AD
PLAINLY, DROP IT IN
THE MAILBOX. THE
POSTMAN AND THIS
DO THE REST!
United States Army In Splendid State of
Efficiency at Present Time
By Lieutenant General NELSON A. MILES of U. S, Army. Retired
Lapp & Bush, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
I WAS an interested observer of the war in the Balkans. I was visiting
my son, First Lieutenant Siiernian Miles, field artillery, United
States army, who is iniliuiry attache at Sofia, Bulgaria. We daily
heard the booming of the guns and watched the wounded being carried
to the rear. It has been a tremendous conflict and one of absorbing in
terest to a man of military training. It was real war right straight
through, and 1 would not have missed seeing what I did of it for any
thing. As I am not on the active list of the army, I did not intrude my
self upon the tiring line, but I was ablo to gain a splendid insight into
the way the battles were fought and the strategy used just the sauie.
IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT I HAVE BEEN RETIRED FROM AC
TIVE SERVICE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, I TAKC THE SAME INTEREST IN
MILITARY MATTERS I ALWAYS DID, AND IT IS A MATTER OF GREAT
PLEASURE TO ME TO SEE TO WHAT A SPLENDID STATE OF EFFI
CIENCY THE UNITED STATES ARMY IS IN AT THE PRESENT TIME.
I CANNOT NOW RECALL ANY PERIOD WHEN THE STANDING ARMY
WAS SO ENTIRELY READY FOR ANY DUTY IT MIGHT BE CALLED
UPON TO PERFORM.
GOVERNMENT AS BAD
AS UPTON'S GANG
Ail Contracts With Sir Thomas Can
celled But Only After a Nasty Scan
' dal Had Developed.
London, July 6. That the adminis
trafionNiad route rather badly out of
the army canteen scandal in which the
firm of Liptons, Limited, was involved,
was the opinion generally expressed in
political circles here today.
The case grew out of the grunting by
persons high in the management of the
Liptou of unlawful roinmissions to army
officers charged with the purchase of
ennteen supplies. Kight of them, be
sides a number of the army officers,
were convicted aud sentenced to var
The government probably would not
have been blamed had not Baron New
ton developed, by questions he asked in
the house of lords Wednesday night
that no steps hud been taken to strike
the Lipton concern's name from the list
of army contractors.
To these questions no direct reply
was returned. The announcement was
made Saturday, however, that orders
hud been issued for the termination of
all Lipton contracts as speedily as pos
sible. The general view was that no
questioning ought to have been neces
sary to bring about this action, that the
administration hail neglected to do
it ought to have, done as soon uv
convictions resulted in the criiuiiral
cases nnd that by doing it finally, when
public attention had been culled to the
matter, it tactily acknowledged its de
reliction. The opinion was also freely expressed
that the sen mini was far from being
favorable advertising for Liptons, Lim
ited, or for Sir Thomas Lipton, though
he was not accused of having bad any
thing to do with the case personally.
A Kew Back for an Old One How a
Salem Resident Made a Bad
The back aches at times with a dull
indescribable feeling, mnking you
weary and restless; piercing pains
shoot across the region of the kidneys,
and r.jgain the loins are so lame that to
stoop is agony. .No use to rub or. apply
it plaster to the back if the kidneys
are weak. You cannot reach the cause.
Follow the example of this Salem citi
zen: W. C. Johnson, gnrdener, 1021 Mill
street, Salem, Ore., says: "After sev
eral remedies had failed to help me, 1
iscd Donn's Kidney l'ills and got great
relief from kidney and bladder trouble.
1 s;ill use Doan's Kidney Pills once in
awhile when a cold settles in my back
anj kidneys and , the kidney secretions
become disordered I aways get quick
relief. You may coutinue publishing
the endorsement I have given Doana
Kidney fills before."
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same' that
Air. Johnson had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Props, N. V.
THE OCEANIC DOCK
WAS BURNED SUNDAY
Huge Structure the Ruins Prom Early
Sunday Morning Fire Loss $150,000,
Portland, Ore., July rj. The Oceanic
dock, a wooden building, 830 feet long
aud 100 feet deep, was a mass of
smouldering ruins today, a fire having
destroyed the huge structure early Sun
day with un estimated loss of $1.",0,000.
The fire also damaged 2,."00 tons
of wheat and 5,000 tons of barley piled
ou the dock, but how badly was not yet
The steamer Maria, moored at the
dock, was slightly damaged N before it
could put out into the -river.
SKIN PEELING NATURE'S
AID TO NEW COMPLEXION
Ordinary metcolized wax is a natural
beautifier. lly flecking off the devital
ized surface skin, it merely hii;t-."ns Na
tuie work. The second skin layer,
brought gradually to view, exhibits the
healthy, youthful color produced by ca
pillary circulation. This because the
capillaries are thus brought nearer the
surface; also because the new skin is
unsoiled by sun, wind or dirt. This wax,
to be had atany drug store (an ounce
will do), is put on nightly like cold
cream, washed off mornings with warm
water. Its work usually is completed
in from seven to ten days, long enough
not to show too marked results from
day to day, or cause discomfort or de
A face bath to remove wrinkles, made
by dissolving an ounce of powdered
saxolite in a half pint witch hazel is an
other natural beautifier, since its astrin
gent aud tonic properties smooth out
wrinkles in accordunce with .Nature's
OPPOSITION TO JONES
SAID TO BE WANING
Washington, July 6. Opposition to
the confirmation of Thomas J. Jones
and Paul Warburg as members of tire
federal reserve board was believed in
administration circles here today to be
waning. The prediction was made that
both would be confirmed before the
end of the week.
Jones was in Washington, prepared
to appoar before the senate commute
un banking and currency, which wanted
to question him concerning his connee"
tion with the harvester trust. He was
the president 's personal guest at the
According to Jones he held but a
single share in the harvester company,
America is the land of boundless possibili
ties, opportunity and extravagance.
Thousands and thousands in the old coun
tries are working, saving and scrimping to
get to our shores.
Yet how many right here at home with op
portunities on every hand are working and
saving to grasp them?
There's a lesson. Have a purpose.
United States National Bank
- of Salem, Oregon
. ;.:t' .i.V4.at,-
Any afternoon this week between 3 and 5 o'clock
you can see our Electric Range in operation and
satisfy yourself that
IT WILL COOK A LARGE MEAL FOR 3c.
IT RADIATES NO HEAT.
IT IS PRACTICAL. ' '
'l IT COOKS WHILE YOU SHOP. ' " '-v
IT GETS BREAKFAST WHILE YOU SLEEP.
' IT KEEPS THINGS HOT FOR HOURS.
THE PRICE IS WITHIN YOUR MEANS.
"If it's electric come to us"
Salem Electric Co.
MASONIC TEMPLE. PHONE 1200.
to qualify him to act ns a director, rep
resenting minority interests.
CHAMBERLAIN FUNERAL TODAY.
BIRMINGHAM, Kng., July 6. Jo-1
seph Chamberlain was buried in Key-i
stone cemetery here today. Services'
were held at the I nitarinu church of
the Messiah. At the same time the:
members of the cabinet and practically 1
all the members of parliament were at-1
tending memorial services for the late
statesmen at Westminster cathedral, in
ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR.
So many thousands of women nave
been restored to health ly Lydia E.
Pinkbain's Vegetable Compound that
there is hardly a neighborhood in
any city, town or hamlet in this country
wherein some woman has not found
health in this good old-fashioned root
and herb remedy. If you are suffering
from some womanly ill, why don't yofi
not expected the authorities would take
any action against Duncan. The'case,
was considered one of plain self-defense
anil it was taken for granted the
coroner's jury would exonerate th
Duncan himself was imnrovinw mn.
idly from the effects of the three
wounds inflicted on him by Lantala.
We Americans, with few exceptions,,
nre entirely willing to let Mexico set
tle its own affairs by a rationnl sys-'
tern of compromise without our grab
bing a big slice of Mexican territory
Get your farm help through
the Journal Classified Ads.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Good Real Estate Security,
THOS E. FORD
Oter L&dd k Bush Bask, Salwn, Qiga -
MAYOR IS RECOVERING
BUT ins ASSAILANT DEAD
Butte, Mont., July 6. Though Eric
Lantala, the Finnish miner who stab
bed Mayor Lewis J. Duncan Friday,'
and was in turn shot by the city execu
tive, died Sunday of his wound, it was!
WHEN YOU GO AWAY
Hava Th Journal sent to yonr
House of Half a Million Bargains
Come and see the biggest wonder In the history of Salem. We bay ad
ell ererything from a needle to a piece of gold. We pay the highest
cash pnee for everything. Monster stock of all kinds of grain aaeaa,
H. Steinbock Junk Co.
233 State Street. Salem, Oregon. Phone Main m
Marion Second Hand Store I
j Moving from Ferry and Liberty to 333 State street,
SALE CONTINUES ON ALL LINES.