Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, September 26, 1914, Page FOUR, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of The Daily Capital Journal
SEPTEMBER 26, 1914
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JFhone Main 82.
It is easy to say "Let us have peace," but how is it to
ba brought about? A newspaper now is publishing articles
of furv demandinc that the United States stop the war in
Eurone. The headline over this article reads: "Let the
United States give peace to Europe." All very well, if
anyone can tell how it is going to be done. It is not an
original thought on the part of newspapers which are
r.rvinu for neace when there is no peace to say that the
United States should attempt to stop the fighting. Peo
ple in this country wish the war would end tomorrow, and
wish with all their souls that it never had started. But no
one, with the exception of the foolish few, believes for
minute that America can end the war in Europe.
How would we go to work to stop it? Send over a few
millions armed men to fight back both sides.' It is un
thinkable. Russia and Germany and France and England
are not going to quit fighting because we ask them todo
.so, and we are not going to make the request, not having
lost ordinary common sense. Reading through the long
article headed "Let the United States (jive Peace to Eu
rmi" t-n how the writer would have this desired and
reached, this suggestion was found and it was the only
one: "Let the president offer mediation at once." When
swords were first drawn, President Wilson did offer me
diation, and not at the promptings of any newspapers, but
because it was the desire of this country, and mediation
was rejected. The offer still stands. If any of the fight
ers wish to accept it, the president will hear of it.
In the meanwhile let all of us continue to long for
peace. But let us also bear in mind the kaiser will not quu
fighting because Woodrow Wilson tells him he does not
like war. The United States cannot "give peace to Eu
rope"; it cannot even offer advice. All ve can do is to
eaw wood and keep as still as we can. It's not a good time
for hot air or foolish suggestions.
inritv nf the neonle of the state vote on the opposite side.
They have come to learn that when these papers advocate
anybody's election it is a good time to line up wun we
. . . i l. L.n.MMi-tif-is-ir ert I'imrinn i nuu 1 1 ru 11 u i in 1
people WHO ai e ueillg clUUSCU aim muicu. y " I Mr. Ma,., Wml,s01l, one of Albany's
edlv elected both Senators Chamberlain ana Lane ana ,, prominent women. ,iie.i Thursday
Governor West because oi tne uniairness 01 me ngu VeaA oi "i.
wagea against ineiu vy wic&umau aim iuvS.u..., ..
they w,ill proceed now to give Chamberlain and Smith a
rousing majority lor tne same reason.
The nolitical insincerity and dishonesty of the gold
hvor Kvinsnf imirnalism in Portland are known to every
voter in Oregon. Like the old man of the sea, they cling
like grim death to the republican state organization and
drag it down frequently to undeserved defeat.
Rev. Father Molloy, an American priest, of evident
Trier, rWont nnd who has for vears been stationed in
New Zealand, gives the lie to statements of German cruel-
ty, and pays a glowing trioute to uieir itnuei aim numanc
treatment of British prisoners, which was better even
than the treatment given their own wounded. Among the
charges and counter charges of interested parties, the
statement of an unprejudiced onlooker must carry great
weight and be practically convincing. The truth no doubt
is that outside of .a few isolated cases, the present war is
as humane as other wars, and perhaps as humane as hu
rnnn hnrpVlPrV Mil he made. Solicitous crippling and af
fectionate assassination are sentimentally beautiful, but
practically impossible.
Louis It. Howe, aged 2", wanted in
Brownsville on a statutory charge Uj
under arrest at Wenntrhee. Washing-1
ton. and will lie Drought dbck to siauu
George M. Brown, candidate fur at
torney general, has been quite ill for
tea days but is again able to be out.
The Josephine ra;r dosing Thursday
night was the best and biggest ever
held in the. county.
Astoria opened its county fair Thurs
day and La Grande (dosed that of I'nion
count v. The latter was a groat success.
Gladys Hardy, the young woman who
is making n horseback trip from Spo
kane to Maine, while in Eugene Thurs
day saiil: "It was real mean for the
Oregon papers to criticise Oswald Wist
for riding my pony through the state
house." Ah there Oswald.
Mrs. Mary A. Roiiser, aged 71, a
pioneer of lVtt. died nt the Good
Samaritan hospital, Portland. Thursday.
With her husbnid "Hilt. Itonser, she
resided on Suuvies island for ninny
"Overconfidence and overwork of their army," says a
London dispatch, "undoubtedly caused the Germans their
heavy reverses." , . , .
German overconfidence, however, is an article that
was not altogether made in Germany. For years the mil
itary writers of practically all countries have exhausted
the superlatives of their vocabulary in describing the Ger
man military machine. More than that, a whole school
of novelistsmostly English, in their campaigns of jingo
ism lwe pictured the German army as something super
human, not only in its military intelligence but !n its ca
pacity for action. There were no limits to its possible
iphipvpmpnt pxcont the limits of the human imagination.
In the main test the German army has been found to
be like other armies in its chief particular. It can do only
whnt. flesh and blood can do. Flesh and blood were equal
to the marvellous advance through Belgium and across
Northeastern France; but atter sucli an imprececteniea
dash, flesh and blood were no longer equal to the task of
fighting an offensive battle against equal or greater num
bers in strong positions on ground of their own selection.
If the German staff believed that men were no longer
merely men when they had been fitted into the kaiser's
great war machine, it believed only what the world in
general believed. In the future there will be fewer writers
and military experts who suffer, from the delusion that
drill and iron discipline can overcome all the natural phy
sical and nervous limitations of the human animal. The
most tremendous war machine that the mind of man can
fashion is only flesh and blood, and subject to all the vicis
situdes of flesh and blood.
Each of the warring nations apparently wants to cap
ture the other fellow's capital. If it was the financial cap
ital, there might be some reason for this, but the othei
kind is of no more value than any other city. The British
captured Philadelphia when it was the capital of this
country, but like everybody else that ever hit that place,
they got out as quickly as possible. They could not take
the" town with them it was too slow to keep up when they
Speaking of battle songs, it is related on apparently
food authority that during the Spanish war the favorite
song was "A Hot Time in the Old Town," and this the Fili
ninn lf.liMvwl from its nodularity was the national an
them, and at their request it was played at Filipinos fu
nerals. For once the song was probably descriptive oi uic
things to follow, being a case of "coming events casting
their shadows before."
The Slavton Mail is of the opinion the republican coun
ty candidates have an easy thing and says they are rest
ing on their oars. The Mail is correct. As a matter of
fact, there is but one democratic candidate for any county
office, and it does seem that they can take things easy and
feel reasonably certain ot election.
An eastern Oregon paper says Colonel Hofer spoke so
convincingly in his debate with Dr. Clarence True Wilson,
.i . i -1-1.1-.- u :u: ,. mnirimnnt f Vior ho hvrw p
on tne wet siue oi me pi uuiumun mmcurcni, wen,
a six weeks' drouth and started the rains, ine coionei
is a uowerful'speaker, but we rather lancy mat papers
news statement was not censored.
Wnndm- if the Oreffonian would make so much objec
tion to "grape juice policies" if Mr. Bryan should change
annKS ana tacKie uie iihjcwuciuuic iu6oi.uv,..j J ,j
Would it smell as bad under any other name, or would
state pride compel silence about "loganberry juice poll-
The reuistrntion on Moudliv lit the
Oregon Agricultural college had
re-ached 1 1 l.'i. in comparison w ith 1
on the same dute Inst year.
The Wondlmm Independent believes
it will be "only a matter of a short
while before we have n full merchant
marine brini'inK to Oregon certain raw
products from South America and tali
iug buck Oregon manufactured goods."
Kshicada Hnigress: The members of
the (ieorge Commercial and Social club
i iv working overtime on the erection
of their new club hone. I he toiin-la-tions
are already up and the biiildiut!
will be finished in time for their com
miinitv fair. September 'J"i.
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 October 'A, 1914.
House of Half a Million Bargains
We carry thelargest stock of Sacks and
Fruit Jars.
H. Steinbock Junk Co.1
E33 State 8treet. Salem, Oregon. j'hone Main it
and uave
ert to the
1'roniotiiig llll inter,'. t III eueeiiKS
will be one of the piinio.es ol a on
ponies contest to be held in the T'res
bvterian church at Albanv under the
mspices of the Indies of the church on
October ". li. T and Proles-mr lleck-
with ii nl Miss Thayer, of the . A. ('..
will serve as jiulyes
Co.t of livin.r nt Corxallis is illus
trated by a list in 'he I ia.ette -Times.
Forty-six households have board mid
rooms, nt prices rniiiiii; from $lii to
$L'i! a month: bo have rooms alone.
rnuuiiiK from " to a month, and
'.'"i have board alone, raiic'ini from
l.'!.."iO to n mouth, and -fl.-'i to
i."i a week.
Hood River Olacier: A new religious
sect, of the militant order, and known
as (Soil's Army, has been in the city,
having come with the street carnival.
The members of the Army, who seem
to be also the members of a larue fain-
ilv. are izarbed somewhat similar to
the Salvation Army workers. They
have a drum and other musical instru
ments and attract, a crowd with their
,.o-t olt;,-e
I- l li-totier f i
Mute Ian w
uft'i- e in tin
ill lie nia.lt
st. I'eopb
peisons bear in
i a li- CM'C to ci'-
last nilit
I'nir roini.l
;i station iitti
attending the
in tile bl.lln ll
tiou building.
Let all nit
n.: nt that liio-i pn ni'J a li- cm'
duct business on the Mule fair
will be protected fioin .oluito:
are re-taiun'it that pay a license,
-t-iii's t.iat pay a license, stiaw uid
leed vendors that pay a license a n -'at
market t'uat pays a license, and people
must not molest or interfere with the
business of I hose who pay for this
privib-ae. All pei. ons e:,cept those pay
ill! a license to do business must desist.
Heaths moony last year's campers are
icpoiled as follows: F. M. Sharp, Tan
sri'iit; .Mrs. .1. U. Knowles, Silvertoii:
YV. II. Francis, Salem.
The illness and infirmity of Win.
I'owers may detain him at his home in
Albany this vear. Kur "in years "I'm le
liillv" has been a faithful attendant
at the state fair, and he and his wife
have for ten vears had the distinction
of beinii the oldest couple in caini
Tin' patients nt the state hospital
certainly have transformed the (rounds,,
('raise is heard on all hands. A thou
sand thanks to these unfortunates, Sup
erintendent Steiuer.
The Evening Telegram has joined the Portland Ore
gonian in its dirty fight on Senator Chamberlain and Dr.
Smith. This is the old combination and it is pretty good
evidence that the reported sale of the evening sheet to out
side parties is only a repetition of the gag, the Telegram
having been "sold" a good many times in the past. There
is, however, one good thing about this Oregonian-Tele-gram
political combination and that is that a large ma-
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Established 18G3
Capital - - $500,000.00
Transact a general banking business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Oklahoma has discovered that statehood comes high.
Her taxes are eight times as great as they were under ter
ritorial government despite the increasing of her property
valuation several times since that period. They are nearly
four times as high this year is in 1907.
With 29 initiative measures to be voted on in Novem
ber, it is suggested that the voter tackle one every morn-ino-
before breakfast and trv to dieest it during the day.
There will be a few extra days under this plan, but the
voters will need them to rest up.
From renorts cominer in from all parts of the valley
as to the young Oregonian's industrial exhibits, pa and
ma had better beein to cet ready to take a back seat, while
little Johnny and demure little Susie walk off with the big
The war mav come to an end before many months have
passed, but the identity of the man who threw the first
brick will not be settled tor some years to come, inoi un
til historians instead of partisans get a chance at it.
One of the justices of the supreme court of Ohio calls
attention to the fact that "the law's delays," of which so
mno'h is said, is often only the iudee's delays. There is
probably considerable merit in this statement.
If those British censors had drawn a blue fenci
through the war poems instead of war news, the world
at large might have a better knowledge of the war and
a higher opinion of Lnglish poets.
Down at Simnefield. Missouri, an active educational
movement is on to teach the difference and distinction be
tween mushrooms and toadstools. Up to date only about
half a dozen dead are reported.
A friend suggests concerning the candidacy of Earl
Race for the city recorder-ship that when Race gets in the
race there should be no "Race prejudice."
Now this mighty war is o'er, ami up
on fair .eiula s snore rue niMHier sn-is
no more, we shall sin",! Now- the war
loi;s hide their teeth and the sword
has found its
sheath, we shall
place a gorgeous
wreath on our
king. He has laid
nil (i.au.-ta.k low,
he has squelched
the haughty foe,
h nt he doesn 't
seem to know why
he fought: he is
trying to recall
what it was tha.t
stirred his gall,
why his soldiers,
heroes all, have
been shot. Ah, it
is a (rightful strain on tne monarcn s
wearv brain, and he sits in pnevous
pain, flunking hard; "what had l.nius
tark done to me, that I seized my
snickersnee? Hung her washing on the
tree in tiv vard) Now so many men
are dead, and the land is painted red
must harbor in aiv head some excuse!
Now the victory is won. 1 must think
what she has done, that I made the car-
iiaire- run like the deuce!" While the
monarch tinnks ami thinks, with a
brain that's full of kinks, all his stricken-
country sinks in despair; for the
fields are white with bones; orphans
cries and widows' moans, and the old
men's sobbing groans fill the air. On
the farm the starving cow licks the
empty manger now, and no more the
shining y'e."' cleaves the sod; for the
men who tilled the fields and brought
home the golden yields now have jour
neved on their shields to their God.
(Continued from page 3.)
rHWllllll. tf14 TlT
Fair Grounds. Friday. Sept. 2."i. The
Tented City boasts of two physicians
Geo. lloeye, Oregon City, and A.- G.
Smith. Portland. Their services are
free to the campers. T'aey tell the
campers to be free to call upon them
Three families that drove in from
Uend and weut into caiV.p a week ago
were so well pleased with Marion coun
ty that thev invested :2.000 in Marion
icaltv and art now citizens of this
countv. So much tor kindness be
stowed upon passing strangers who
were tired and chilled by the heavy
rainfall through which they came en
route to California.
A train load of livestock switched in
liishop Moudnv night. The meeting
proved to be one of much interest, the
entertainment program being especially
Mrs YV. E. Kirk, president of the
association presided. Mrs. Charles Park
conducting the devotional exercises, fol
owing which the members w.ere delight
ed with a beautiful solo by Miss Mar
garet (lodge; a piano solo splendidly
rendered by Miss Gertrude Kakin; a
most enjoyable reading by Miss Mig
non Oliver, and a solo by Miss Nellie
The reports of all committees were
read and showed the organization to
he in a most flourishing condition. The
general secretary reported that during
the preceding three mouths 4,521 per
sons had made use of the rooms tor
lunches or lodging, demonstrating that
Salem people and out-of-town visitors
are appreciative of the accommodations
furnished by the association.
Bidding fifty-five guests, Attorney
General and Mrs. A. r. Crawford en
tertained last evening, honoring Miss
l.ela winter, who will spend the winter
in Portland studying music, and their
nephew, Murray Wheat, who leaves
soon for Astoria, where he will, establish
law offices.
The spacious home was profusely dec
orated with red vinnias, a radient fall
flower, and Oregon grane, intertwined
with rich red asters. Cards were play
ed and as many of the guests were
musieul, solos, duets and instrumental
numbers were given in a pleasing man
The hostess was assisted by Mrs.
Fred Stewart and Mrs. Gervais Benia
min and the Misses Veda Cross, Helen
Wood and Lillian Mater.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson asked
number of friends to their new home
at -i5o flout h High street last night for
an evenin;; rf cards. Among those at
Uiiding were Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Boy Mills, Mr. Peed and
Miss Zoa Stooktcn. Refreshments were
June Heed, the talented violinist who
appeared here in recital on Tuesday
niht i the Cl nstian church, enter
tained the students at the Oregon state
blind school yesterday afternoon. She
gave part of the program rendered i;t
the recital and pleased the students ira
measurably. In turn the chorus sang
for her and Professor T. S. Koberts,
t' instructor in music, played the pipe
ciiinn. AMss Marguerite Flower, who
is to well known here for her beautif
voice, sang. Frank Sanders, of As
toria, a gndmte of the musical depart
ment cf the school, here on a visit,
played Schubert's ".Military March,"
ami Miss Flower sang "Burst Ye Ap
ple Huds. "
Mile. Heed rendered Dvorak s " llu
moresipie, " ::nd the 1 nterme.i-o from
'I'avnlcria Kusticana" on tho violin,
accompanied by Professor Roberts on
t hi' organ. Hhe also played tho "Lost
Chord, " which was a fine number, and
was accoir.paiiieil liv Professor Huberts
on the organ and Miiis Mcelroy on the
The students nt the blind school
thoroughly appreciated the kindness of
Mil", iteed iii giving them such a treat
as thev and their darkness an) usually
forgotten by the greu, artists who
con e through here.
Mrs. William C. Knighton gave a
very pretty luncheon on Friday for the
pleasure of her charming guest, Mrs.
linger B. Si mint t, of Portland. Covers
were laid for eight nt a beautifully ap
pointed table. Mrs. fcinnott is well
known in Salem as Miss Gussie l.owns
ilale, the grand-daughter of the late
Mr. aad Mrs. O. W. Gray, prominent
pioneers of the city. This is tho first
visit by Mrs. Siniiott to her girlhood
home since her marriage and her vislr
was much enjoved by her many friends.
Mrs. Roger B. Sinnott, of Portland,
was the inspiration for a very enjoy
able dinner party given Thursday even
ing by .Mr. and Mrs. Isaac l,ce ratter
son at their charming country place,
Kola on the Hills."
Mr. and Mrs. Steeve A. Sanford are
pending the week in Salem. BefQfe
their removal to Roseburg, the San-
fords were prominent in Salem society.
Before her marriage, Mrs. Sanford wm
poDular Salem girl. Air. Santora was
formerly on the banking staff here.
Old Dan'l Hanks he says this town
Is iest the best on earth;
He savs there ain't one, up nor down,
That's got one-half her worth;
He says there ain't no other state
That s aoo.l as onr'n nor near;
And all the folks that's good and great
Is settled right 'round here.
Says I, "D'jcr ever travel, Danl"
"You bet 1 am t, says he;
I tell you what! The place I've got
Is good enough fer me! "
He says the other party's fools,
Cause they don t vote his way;
He says the "feeble-minded schools"
Is where they ought ter stay.
If he was law, their mouths he'd shut,
Or blow em all ter smash;
He says their platform's uothin' but
A great big mess ot trash.
Says I, "D'jer ever read it, Dan!"
"You bet I ain't, says he;
And when I do well, I tell you
I'll let you know, by gee! "
He says that all religion's wrong,
'Cept lust whnt he believes;
He says them ministers belong
In jail, the same as thieves;
He says they take the blessed Word
And tear it all to shreds;
He says their preachin's just absurb;
They're simply lcatherheads. -
Says I, "D'jer ever hear 'em, Danf"
" You bet I am t," says he;
I'll never go to hear 'em, no;
They make me siclt, ter see."
Some fellows reckon more or less
Before they speak their mind,
And sometimes calkcrlate er guess
But them ain't Dan'l's kind. '
The Lord knows all things, great
With doubt he's never vexed;
He in His wisdom knows it all
But Dan'l Hanks comes next!
Savs I. "How d'ver know you're
right f"
"How do I know?" says he.
"Well, now, I vnm, I know, by gum!
I'm right, because I be."
Joseph C. Lincoln.