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Editorial Page of The Daily ' Capital Journal
NOVEMBER 24, 1914
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SOME TRADE, AND SOME MONEY.
In spite of the lachrymony of standpat papers the
country continues to live, prosper and grow. The foreign
trade is rolling up again as a snowball grows from being
rolled when the snow is wet. The federal commerce de
partment shows that during October we exported $200,
000,000 worth of goods. If that rate is maintained, and
it gives promise of even far exceeding it, it will come with
in $06,000,000 of equalling the banner year, 191:5, and
it will exceed any other year by $200,000,000. The situa
tion is indeed encouraging, and if the exports reach above
the 191:? showing and to the figures anticipated, we will
have a year's trade balance against the world of a billion
dollars. Surely there is nothing gloomy in the outlook,
with a billion dollars due us in the year as the balance of
trade in our favor. Speaking of a billion dollars, it may
safely be stated the mind cannot grasp it any more than
it can infinity. The only difference between a million and
a billion is the difference between the letters "b" and "m."
Let us put a billion dollars in something tangible. One
billion dollars in gold would weigh 1,000 tons. It would
make a solid block of gold ten feet square and thirty feet
Jong. If some of your ancestors, remote ones, had left you
an income of a dollar a minute for every minute of the
years, at the beginning of the Christian era, you would
not have gotten your billion dollars until about the middle
of July in the year 1902. Some money, isn't it?
IF TOO FAT, SMILE. ,
Next Monday the European war will have been going
on exactly four months, as August first is the date when
Germany declared Avar on Russia. In that time the Ger
man loss alone is estimated at 1,250,000 killed, wounded
and missing, with 500,000 on the sick list. The loss cf the
allies is, no doubt," as great. This would make the total
losses in killed, wounded and missing in four months 2,
500,000, and the total sick 1,000,000. The actual cost of
the war is variously estimated at from $25;000,000 to $50.
300,000 a day. At the lower estimate, the cost to date, not
counting the destruction of property and the loss occas
ioned by the destruction of commerce, would be $:',050.
000,000, and at the higher estimate just double that sum.
The loss of commerce, the destruction of property and the
?et-back civilization has received are beyond all computa
tion or expression in mere figures. At the lower figures
nd rating, the interest that will have to be paid on the
debt being created, at four per cent, the nations are cre
ating an interest debt of $1,000,000 a year every day thf
"Don't worry because you're fat," says Marie Dressier,
actress, whose weight, like her age, is beyond telling. "No
matter how stout you are, heaven alone is to blame. You
can't help yourself, so make the best of it. Whenever you
think you are too stout, smile awhile; and while you smile,
others smile, and soon there'll be miles and miles of
Miss Dressier says she has tried out 28 different plans
to reduce her weight, and all were failures.
Why cannot people be content to remain fat and
hearty? Fat people have advantages not to be despised.
Over in Sweden a tax is levied on fat people in order that
they may not enjoy superior blessings without some com-,
pensation to the less fortunate portion of the community.
It is strange how large a part of humanity are never
satisfied with what they have, but must be eternally wor
rying and fretting and striving and starving to get some
thing or other that somebody else is just as dissatisfied
Half the people in the world wish they had more fat
the other half wish they had loss. Lots of people devote
:i lot of their time to stewing and fretting because they are
not more fat or more lean.
It sems to be a universal quality of human nature to
want for things we have not and to be something other
than what we are.
The mule standing with its head over the fence, with
oars drooping and mouth drooling for the grass in the
next held, which is really not a whit better than that in
his own field, is a good type of the host of human beings
who are always pining for things which are different
i com what they have.
The extent of the country and different wants of its
widely separated sections is aptly illustrated by the lon
eared rabbit. Here in Oregon farmers are demanding the
legislature give a bounty for the destruction of rabbits,
for they are a costly pest. In New Jersey, however, thev
are seen from an entirelv different viewpoint. "There it
is an offense to kill a rabbit out of season, the punishment
for which is $100 fine or ninety days in jail. If New Jer
sey really wants rabbits as badly as her'laws indicate she
does, there seems to be good grounds for a trade agree
ment with this state. As a starter, it may be stated she
-an have all the jackrabbits she can kill in this state, and
the closed season will be kept open the vear round for her
nimrods hungry for the velvet-footed wind-splitters of
the eastern Oregon sage flats and bunch-grass hills.
In the first three months after the war started this
country was given contracts for more than $1)00,000,000
worth of foodstuffs, war materials, horses and other
things. Daily this long list is being added to until practi
cally every industry feels the effects of the increased bus
iness. With the end of the war probably yet a long way
off, it means that this country will be kept working over-
rime to supply tne demands caused bv the war. Prosper
ity built on other folks misfortunes is perhaps not the
most desirable kind, but as it is prosperity, the country
will accept it for what it is worth without scanning tn'n
closely the causes of it. Then, too, if we did not do this
work and furnish these things for the war-stricken., they
would have to go without, as we are the onlv people that
can deliver the goods.
Now comes Dr. Louis R. Wolzmiller, physical director
of the New York West Side Y. M. C. A., and says "over
indulgence in meat will keep more than one man out of
heaven, lie says eating meat "makes men irritable,
high-strung and quarrelsome." This being the case, how
does the learned doctor explain why Americans who are
the greatest moat eaters in the world are at peace with
Unit world, while those nations that only see meat once a
month are butchering each other instead of the other not
edible animals I
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It is now up to the Mexicans to show whprW thev nan
keen the lives of foreigners in their rnnntrv sppiicb Tf
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thev can. there will be no excuse for np-nin inrpvferino- in
their affairs. If they cannot, it may mean that at lastthe
unitea states win nave to take some steps to compel this.
Vera Cruz is now in the hands of the Carranzistas, but it
looks as thoueh Villa will soon place the nvpsirlpnf- pWori
by the convention in full charge of the capital, and soon
aiter mat or tne entire country, villa has issued orders
that any soldier caught pillaging or doing any unsoldierlv
acts win oe court-martialea and shot.
Edward K irkpatrick, n pnt'tiineiit nud
noli luncher of I'mutiHa I'ouuty, win
shot by an Indian in tin' home of .1. YV.
Ilodd, hi brothci-iit-lnw, who lives in
tho i'miitillu reservation. The bullet
ontt'ied his icy. lie will recover.
GiT'ium county this year produced
I sun nun i.iwiw.iu ..r .i...u, .....1 ..i,,.t
,Sj per cent of this has been sold, leav
ing auuiii -.,,im, uusm-is in growers
hands. (il'itwcl'K lire now holilinir this
for ijil..") n bushel.
Til nnufiint (It'nifmi it iu it v i ia. tunil
prices next yenr will be from 211 to '.!"
'ems, umi peniups even turner.
The explosion of 11 ("nnoliiip heating
stove caused 11 fire which destroyed the
iinr-ni, ui h inline miiMiing ill wit'fl(t,ii
I'ity Sunday morning. ,
Joseph ltiichtel, pioneer of 1S52, nnd
line nl I'ortland 'a enrlier day live wires,
celebrated his 84th birthday lit Port-
Ih ml Smuluv.
Beeinninff Saturday next, the D.nilv Pnnitnl .Trmmoi
will eive its readers a new spri.nl sfm-v nf oenor'al infovoo
"The Secret of the Lonesome Cove," bv Samuel Hopkins
nuanis. n is a uetective story out oi the ordinary, and,
while full of thrills to hold the rpndpv's nrfpnHnn 5f
w v vviiviuu, xt O1J0U
possesses literary merit. A full page installment will be
pnnieu eacn oaturuay, and it will he completed in about
seven weeks, so that the
From London comes the report that airships have
really accomplished something outside of scouting work.
The story is that three British aeroplanes flew 120 miles'
over German soil and dropped bombs on the Zeppelin fac
tory at Freidericshshafen, which did extremely heavy
damage to it. Two of the three aviators got back safelv.
but one was winged and captured.
Four months ago yesterday Austria sent her ultima
tum to Servia demanding reparation for the assassination
of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his morganatic wife.
She did not get it, but started something she would
no doubt give much if she had left undone or could undo.
Evidently the administration is not superstitious or it
would not have selected the date, November 2:5, for the
evacuating oi v era Lruz. However, it. tiinv nrn nn nn
w . a'"j v v uii ill r
..m uuii. lwi u- AMi.Miqu lillllllll lUrWrilT iXlSSeSSlOTl
Of the 1:11 vessels recently placed under American reg
istry during the month of October, more than 100 were
built in American ship yards. This indicates there is some
thing more than cost of construction that has driven the
American merchantman off tho seas.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a general banking business
Safety Deposit Boxes .
"Oh, theje pancnlies nie sublime,"
brightly crien .lusiuli Fiddle; "mother
in the olden time, thonifht she ei nld
wield n uriddlei she win nlwnys ettnif
pniisc. mid dcicrved it, 1 tmtintnin; bir
she, in her pnlmy
days cnnhln 't tnncli
vou, Mil nth J-inc
tilt, the kintx npuii
his throne for such
fodder snn'ly nehes:
you nre in ti elnss
uluno tvhell it relies
to uiiddle cukes."
Then open his shln
Inu dome he ndir.sls
his lid nnd gees,
Hid bis wife re
mains M liiine,
ninkini; pies nnd
thiiiL't line tU'Xe,
She is ntpw int.' liiaclntis prunes, In hei
eye n nnppy renr. nnd Her heart is sin
iiiR tunes such us niseis like to heur
u er ninl o er she still repents nil the
kindly words he snid, ns she fhes fur
ther treats, pumpkin pie nnd (ringer
nrenu, vi neti tne evening t griming
giny, tenoning the set of sun, "Thi,
hns been u perfect dnv." mu mum she
her Inhors dune. IVrfeet nearly nil the
days of our loved ones wi ll mi(;ht be,
u nn wunis nt Honest prnisu we were
ircnorntui niul tree.
WHY MEN SWIIAB.
iiciTKiii Menu rnngii.irn, writing I
sterv in the IVcember Woman's ll..inc
t'einpunieii. suvs of ene of her char
"He's mnn, ami can't crv, so he
lin to sav Unnin '
Thi re is hardly nvthiug less In
tereslmg to girl than being kissed
oy iimuner girl.
Mrs. C. F. Smith, of JLniues, is in the i
hospital nt linker with a fractured skull
as the result of an unexplained auto
acciiL-iit JSundny night. Miss Toney,
who wus driving the ear, is also iu the
hospital badly bruised. The latter says
tiiey were lidiug slow and the car turn
ed turtle, she docs not know why.
The steel fur the span of the bridge
over Yamhill river nt McMinnville is
' on the ground, and a rush order for
completion has been issued.
The Kast Oregoulun quotes authori-j
ties as believing city taxes in 'entile-1
ton as well as Ninntilla county taxes
will be lower next year. Pendleton's
levy may be a mill lower.
ing hearings before the grand jury.
litis is uy tilling iiincv wuin, unit mo
needlework turned out by these prison
ers is as good ts that done by any
' The Kugene Register pronounces the 1
I city's new water supply both pure
and pnlntnble. It is obtained from
wells recently completed in a forma- i
tion that insures purity nt source, aj
well as abundance. :
Kl'inuith Falls Herald: A new way
to while away time in the county jail
has been put to use by L, O. 1'iimford
and Al Meader, two men who are await-
A petition is being circulated at Ba
ker promaiiix a vote at the November,
IIHti, election to raise salaries of mayor
and city coiuissioneis from $L-')i)l) and
litlil respectively, to $i-IUO and $1)400.
This is to reveise the great slash iu
salaries nuido at the recent election,
freni $'-"i00 and $2000.
r'.ipils of the Dilley, schools, aided
by their parents, have erected a play
shed 20x100, where they will be able to
enjoy outdoor games all winter. The
children knit a small amount of cash,
ami with this ns a basis tmceeeded in
getting business men and citizentt near
by to put up muterial ami labor to a
total value of nliwit $i00. . ... -
A in it ti nnmed J. Headman, who has
only one arm, is employed as a grave
digger at the Waltdii-on-Thames ceme
Aud ninny a man lends a hand only
when it is empty.
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