Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 23, 1914, Page FOUR, Image 4

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Editorial Page of The Daily Capital Journal
SEPTEMBER 23, 1914
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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 Main 82.
The "Oregon Edition" of the New Republic, a national
prohibition organ, printed the following highly interest
ing information concerning the status of Salem newspa
pers, on September 11:
"The Dnily Jonrniil is a sheet more or loss bankrupt ond e.lite by the
notorious 'Colonel' K. Hofer. Hofor lives on biscuits nnil dimes thrown at
him by the liquor corporations and is always iu evidence when the interests
of whiskey, brewers or similar interests are lit stake, llofer's strong card is
"debating'' with drys wrenever he can get some dry into a talkfest. If it
were not for the liquor interests Hofor would starve to .loath for he is too
strong to work.
"The Daily Statesman of late years lins been fair and friendly to the
decent interests of the city and is now considered to be quite dry nnd
desirious of aiding the amendment, though it has not yet committed itself to
any state policy.
"The liquor men, however, are secretly boasting that they have 'bought
up' the Statesman, nnd that in a short time n lot of wet articles are to
appear in its columns attacking the nintMiduient. The plan is to call the wet
attack of the Statesman 'advertising' and to plead that the paper has a right
to uttack any decent, provided it gets pay for the matter, and providing it
is called advertising.' That is what the whiskey agents ore now claiming.
"On the other Intuit, the business men of standing in f-'alem who have a
high regard for the character of the Statesman niul its publishers indignantly
declare that the editor is way -above anything of this sort and that money will
not buy space in its columns for the whiskey interests to root for tho saloon
interests. ' '
We do not profess to know anything about the affairs
of the morning paper and it can speak for itself, but the
reference to the Capital Journal is, as everyone in Salem
and vicinity knows, a rank libel. It is too palpably untrue
to be worthy of notice, except that it may serve as an illus
tration of the methods too frequently employed to gain
Even the most superficial of investigations might have
prevented such glaring misstatements, or else the publica
tion was based on deliberate malice with a view to injur
ing the standing of this paper at home and abroad. Some
voters throughout Oregon may not know the facts and
may be misled by such falsehoods, but in the end there will
be a reaction. These crusaders from outside of the state
who are telling the people of Oregon how they ought tt
vote seem to have a low estimate of the intelligence of a
community which maintains newspapers of the charactei
they would have the public believe are possessed by thof
published in Salem. They are furthermore obsessed with
the idea that abuse and villification and wilful lies will
win an election which should be decided by good judgment
and honest convictions.
As far as paid advertisements, from anti-prohibitionists
or anybody else, being regarded as a subsidy, nothing
could be more unfair to newspaper publishers. Not onb
is it good business sense to accept them, but it is onlj
right and just to all concerned to do so. If newspapers
were to refuse to sell their space to those holding opposite
views to the editor, or in any way allow them to express
their opinions through the press it would be the easiest
matter in the world to create newspaper trusts for the
molding of public sentiment or the stifling of free speech
and thought. There are seldom but two newspapers in
towns corresponding to Salem in size, and these must be
regarded to a great degree as public institutions where all
parties and creeds may have an equal hearing on mat
ters which are of public concern. The editor's opinions
should be confined strictly to his editorial columns, and in
the news departments there should be no discrimination,
and no man should be denied a hearing if the matter treat
ed is worthy of public consideration. Sometimes this space
should be charged for as advertising and at other times
given freely, the publisher having a right to use his judg
ment in the matter with fairness and impartiality, tak
ing into consideration his own financial investment in
the plant and business. No other policy in the conduct of
a newspaper will gain the public respect and confidence.
To say that a newspaper is bribed because it sells adver
tising space to certain interests is an unwarranted charge.
The law should compel the press to play no favorites in
the matter of selling advertising, provided it is of respec
table character, and in the matter of anti-prohibition ar
guments this depends solely upon the viewpoint. There are
fanatics in both sides of the question who refuse to recog
nize any honesty or sincerity of purpose on the part of
their opponents, but they are in the minority. In our own
opinion a large majority of the Americans, though at
times mistaken, are honest in their views when they line
up on a question of public concern, and the radical utter
ances and acts of the extremists have little weight in the
final conclusion.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 18G8
Transact a general banking business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The philanthropic promoters of a scheme to send from
this country a consignment of Christmas presents to child
ren in the European war zone have fixed their eyes on
the public schools as offering attractive stations for the
solicitation of gifts. They argue that it would be appro
priate for the children to contribute and convenient to
urge them to generosity in their class and assembly
It is to be hoped that the boards of education will with
hold their sanction from this enterprise. Begging in the
schools should nt be tolerated, much less encouraged. It
was bad when it took the form of subscriptions to presents
for teachers, and worse when the preposterous battleship
American Boy was proposed. The educational authorities
have frowned on such undertakings for years, and they
should be sustained now in resisting this picturesque ap
peal. Were it necessary to produce against the plan argu
ments in addition to those supplied by the comfort and
well being of the children, to find them would not be dif
ficult. The high desirability of excluding from the schools
those discussions of the war which must enforce on a large
number of the juvenile population the sorrows and be
reavements suffered by their kinsmen across the sea is ob
vious; and the duty of all public functionaries to discoun
tenance any act that might lead to the arousing of pas
sions is plain.
The redecking and overhauling of the bridge across the
Willamette is necessary, no doubt; but that it sriould be
closed at night during the state fair is not. The authori
ties are taking the right method in having the repairs
made with as little inconvenience to the public as possible,
and keeping the bridge open during the day. Having done
this so nicely, they should now supplement their work by
having the bridge kept open until at least 11::0 at night
during the six nights of the state fair. There is a large
number of visitors from nearby points across the river,
and as there are "doings" at the fair until 10 o'clock, they
should be given time to get home after that. The city dads
and county officials who have charge of the bridge Work
will confer a favor on the public generally by keeping the
bridge open, if not all night at least until the hour stated,
and the contractor can also make himself a public benefac
tor by standing in to accomplish this result.
Germany has just completed raising a billion dollars
as a war fund. It is stated this amount was easily raised
and that there will be no difficulty in raising another bil
lion. France, England and Russia are all in position to
raise money, and the question of which side will win may
possibly depend on which side can raise money to carry
it on the longest. From this viewpoint, the allies have the
better of it, for the three nations are stronger financially
than Germany. The allies have expressed the determina
tion to press the war until Germany is humbled, and Ger
many will fight to the last ditch. From this it will be
seen the final result will depend on two things which
side can raise the most money for supplies and ammuni
tion and also the most men for victims.
Senator Burton made a winning fight against the
"Pork" in the rivers and harbors bill, and according to the
reductions made in the bill, found some $15,000,000 worth
of hog meat in it. At least that amount was cut out.
"Pork" in this bill is defined to be "money appropriated
for streams and harbors not in your own state or used
by your state." The latter kind of an appropriation is
"a much needed and important public improvement, bene
ficial to the whole nation."
Little Servia does things in a big way just like her
larger neighbors. France, Russia and England having
agreed not to make peace without the consent of the oth
ers, Servia, who was not asked to take part in this agree
men, announces she will not make peace until the three
powers named do. Thus does the brave little bailiwick
butt in.
In making your plans next week remember the state
fair begins Monday, holds Tuesday, is there Wednesday,
Salem day ; has to show Portland Thursday, and the child
ren Friday, and of course you will want to be there tp
see the closing, Saturday. After that you can put in the
balance of the week as you please.
Attorney Wilson T. Hume, of Port
land, says he intends to attack the con
stitutionality of tho law requiring nil
dealers in sturgeon and salmon to have
a state license.
TIarold Poring, ft ship carpenter of
Portland, committed suicide iu his room
at 004 East Tenth street, Monday, by
shooting himself in the head with a
22 calibre rifle.
Milwnnkie will hold a primary elec
tion November 3. Ex-Mayor William
Sohindler, who was the city's first
mayor, is the only candidate for that
position, so far announced.
Albany's schools opened Monday withi
a total attendance of Intl. a slight in
crease over the opening day in 1013.
One thousand head of beef catt'o aw
now on their way from Silver Lake to
Hend, where they will be shippol to
Portland. It is estimated Silver Lake
will ship 6,000 head of beef enttle. this
Miss Jean Sherman, of Ocean View,
an assistant teacher in the High jehool
at Florence, was drowned Sunday after
uoon, when the rowboat in which she
and three other girls were riding, a as
upset by the strong current, as ihose
pulling it tried to pass above a ua''go,
in landing.
, Fourteen new typewriters have been
purchased for McMiuiiville's schools,
indicating that education in Oregon is
becoming actually practical.
The Polk County ltemizer grows
ironical: " Did you hear the news from
Maine? The Democrats elected the
governor and other state officers.
Looks like a Republican year, doesn't
itf "
"Scarcely a yard in this section,"
says the Aurora, Marion county, Ob
server, "produced the same amount of
hops this year as in 1913." The sea
son's crop is estimated to be 30 per
cent below that of 1913.
Jackson eountv's school directory
shows that of the 1913-14 fund of
$32.",.")02 available for school purposes.
$73,901 was unexpeuded and is avail
able for the current year. The county
has 101 schools and 233 teachers. There
were CSOtl children of school age No
vember 23, 1913. The estimated value
of shoolhoue and grounds was 'iOO,. !
ooo, nnd of furniture and apparatus,
lil),flHI. I
Canned iaokrnlil.it as one of On1-1
gon 's products is propo.-ed bv I.. H.
McCoy of Hay Creek, eustern Oregon,
in a letter to Governor West. Mr. Me-1
Coy maintain thut Mr. Jaokrabbit,
canned would be far more profitable
tunu Mr. ItuM.it rouu:ing the sage
brush plains.
The Courier says the pa.it summer
has demonstrated the necessity of irri
gation in the Kogue Kiver valley. In
sured success for the agriculturist or
horticulturist depends on irrigation. In
the Medford district, it is said, there
are many orchards where apples did
not attain marketable size because of
extreme dryness.
A year's effort to advance the inter
ests of Sweet Home, Linn county, has
not been financially profitable to the
Tribune. Hut that paper's editor is
not discouraged. The Tribune will
struggle on, hoping tiint losses of its
first year will be compensated by pro
fits when Sweet Home comes into its
The Woman Who Takes
the proper help to keep her digestion right and her system
free from poisonous accumulations, is not troubled
with headaches, backache, languid feelings, unnat
ural sufferings. All women who have tried
know this famous remy to be the proper help for thein. A
few doses will make immediate difference and occasional use will
cause a permanent improvement in health and strength. They
cleanse the system ami purify the blood and every woman who
relies on Beecham's Pdls, not only enjoys better physical
cunditiun, with quieter nerves and brighter spirits, but she
Enjoys A Clear Complexion
Directions of Spcil Vsiuo to Woron with Evorjr Box
SoU vrywhr. In horn, 10c., 2 Sc.
Old Furniture
The women are bunting for antique
mahogany, old junk of that sort in our
households is piled; the prices, once
low, are no longer toboggauy, but high-
TU . t- i er they spar, as
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wild. Keds, tor a
century wabbly
and r 1 d k e by,
dressers and
chairs that are all
on the blink; the
owner of these is
so proud and per
snickety! She asks
a big price, and
we cough up the
chink. Those
creaking old beds
that are wide and
with ropes or the
Always they seem
If ? f'
Svv-. - A
commodious, fitted
oldfashioned slats!
to me wretched and odious, but when I
sav so, the women cfv "Hats!" Bur
eaus so punk that thev ninke a man
serious, wnpperjawed things, an offense
to the eye, send the wild dames into
spasms delirious; "oh, what n sumptu
ous relic, thev crv. How you would
like to destroy nil the furniture
gathered from junk piles in country and
town! But if you heap it around you
ami bum it you're apt to retire with a
dent in vour crown. Iiosewood, ma
hogany, walnut and hickory, anything
handed from ages of yore! Sadly I'm
drinking my flagon of chicory, wishing
the womeu were lucid once more.
rlTrtfM. UM ti
ld:u:n .N'ou..painT S-rTfott
If Your Back Is Aching or Bladder
Bothers, Drink Lots of Water
and Eat Less Meat.
When your kidneys hurt and your
back feels sore, don't get scared nnd
proceed to load your stomach with a
iot of drugs that excite the kidneys
and irritate the entire urinary tract.
Keep your kidneys clean liko you keep
your bowels clean, by flushing them
with a mild, harmless salts, which re
moves the body's urinous waste and
stimulates them to their normal activ
ity. The function of tho kidneys is
to filter the blood. In 2-1 hours they
strain from it 500 grains of acid and
waste, so we can readily understand
the vitnl importance of keeping tho
kidneys active.
Drink lots of water you can't drink
too much; clso get from any pharma
cist about four ounces of Jad Salts;
take a tablespoonful in a glass of wa
ter before breakfast each morning for
a few days and your kidneys will act
line. This famous salts is made from
the acid of grapes and lemon juice,
combined with lit li in, and has been
used for generations to clean and stim
ulate clogged kidneys; also to neutral
ize the acids in urine so it is no longer
a source of irritation, thus ending blad
der weakness.
Jad Salts is inexpensive; ennnot in
jure; makes a delightful effervescent
lithin-wnter drink which everyone
should take now and then to keep their
kidneys clean nnd active. Try this, and
also keep up the water drinking, and
no doubt you will wonder what became
of your kidney trouble and backache.
With two brothers held in the Ger
man army and no one here to care for
their dependents, Miss li. Geinkow, of
(iooch, arrived iu Salem this morning
looking for work."
The brothers went to Germany in
May to visit. While there they were
held as reservists. Thtir only posses
sion here is some farm in ml near Port
land. One brother has three c'.iildren,
who are motherless, and so the land
has been rented to enable the children
to go to school iu Portland.
Weeping because of her dilemma, the
woman was found this morning iu the
Oregon Klectric depot. She speaks lit
tle Knglish but wheu German people
were brought to her she told of her de
privation and suffering. Matron Dor
sey said that Miss Gemkow is anxious
to find work with a German familv.
Miss Jean Sherman c.f Ocean View,
a former resident of this county, her
parents having resided at Independ
ence, was drowned at Florence last Sun
day while in rowboat with Hazel. Agnes
and Alice Weathersou. They attempted
to go in above a barge to land, but a
strong current upset tho boat, carrying
it under the barge.
Miss Sherman will be well reniem-
This coupon may be exchanged for votes in the con
test for a trip to San Francisco in 1915, at the Capital
Journal office. Not good after September 26, 1914.
House of Half a Million Bargains
We carry thejargest stock of Sacks and
Fruit Jars.
H. Steinbock Junk Co.1
233 State Street. Salem, Oregon. 1'hone Main 221
Seeded Raisins, 2 pkgs 25c
Grated Horseradish, bottle 10c
Deviled Chili Meat, can 15c
Eastern Oysters, can 25c
Minced Clams, 2 cans for 25c
Tuna Fish, can 20c
Pate de Foie Gras, Jar 75c
Pate de Foie Gras Ptiste, can 25c
Van Camp's Soups, can 10c
Campbell's Soups, can 10c
Heinz Spaghetti, can 20c
Now Orleans Molasses, can 10c
Red Label Karo Syrup, can.. ..20c
Log Cabin Syrup, can 25c
Royal Baking Powder, can. ...25c
Dr. Price's Extracts, bottle
15c to 35c
Rodger's Peanut Butter, lb 20c
Lipton's Tea, can 40c
Sliced Pineapple, 3 cans for....25c
Asparagus Tips, can 15c
Successors to Thlelsen Cash Grocery
151 NORTH HIGH STREET : : : : :
L. A. Westacott & Co.
OUR Millinery Department is
crowded with all the new
est in Headgear, Hats, Caps
and Feathers---swell things
at small prices. Come and see for
yourself. Ladies and Girls Coats--
pretty Coats at little prices. All this
season's styles. Quite a variety to
select from. Be sure and see us for
Girls' Coats, we have the assortment
and the prices are right.
bered in Dallas. She was prominent j When we see 90-pound man la
in Presbyterian circles of the county inexed to a 300-pound wife we can't
and was a most beautiful character. : help thinking that the eternal fitness
Dallas Observer. . i of things got an awful jolt