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Editorial Page of "The Capital Joumal,,
November HO, 1915.
CHARLES H. FI8EEB,
' Editor and Manager
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RATE CASES CONFLICT
It is rather unfortunate for Portland that she has two
rate cases on her hands at the same time, and especially
so since the arguments necessary to back one are fatal to
the other. The one is the rate on lumber from Portland
to northern California points and the other is on grain
rates from the interior to Portland and Astoria. In the
latter case Portland claims, and it seems to us correctly,
that her geographical position and the shorter haul
should give her preferential rates, or better rates than are
given Astoria. The position is taken that while Astoria
should have the same rates as Seattle or other seaports
or terminal points that Portland should have a better rate
than any of them, havingthe shorter haul and the grain
going to Astoria necessarily passing through Portland.
Admitting that this contention is sound, it strikes us
that the same argument is unanswerable in the matter of
lumber rates from Portland to California points, the Port
land lumber having to pass through the valley points on
its way to compete with their lumber. In this case the
shorter haul is with the valley mills and if the Portland
contention in the grain rates case is correct, and we con
cede that it is, then it necessarily follows that the valley
mills are entitled to a lower rate than Portland to the
northern California markets.
The records of marriage and divorce in Multnomah
county for the ten months of 1915 ending October first
show there were 1498 weddings and 621 divorces, or about
two divorces to five weddings. This is an increase over
the year before which showed for the 2797 weddings and
571 divorces, or about one out of five. This is probably
accounted for by the fact that it has become fashionable
to marry in Vancouver, while the divorces of Oregon, or
rather Portland people must take" place in that city on ac
count of residence.
Republican politicians are reported as admitting that
it will take a strong man to defeat Wilson, and show
signs of being ready "to grab a Root." That gentleman
while posing as somewhat diffident has assured his friends
that should the nomination be tendered him he would not
turn it down. At the same time he is persona non grata
to Teddy and it looks as though the need of the Colonel's
services in the campaign will put the tempting bait out of
the reach of Senator Root.
Greece is in much the condition of the "rnntrahnnrl"
in the South just after the emancipation proclamation,
when a recruiting officer wanted him to enlist. "Say,
Boss," said he: "did you evah see two dogs fightin' ober
a bone?" The "Boss" having admitted he had, the contra-
1 J J Al 1 1 hit it i i. i '
uanu lurtner asnea: "vven san, did you evah see de bone
iaKen a nan in de ngnt: '
HOPS ABE RECEIVED
AT CONTRACT PRICE BY
No Difficulty Encountered In
Financing 30,000 Bales
WHY THEY HAVE NOT BEEN HEARD FROM
On every hand we see plenty of young men and women
who ought to have been heard from. They embarked on
life with high aims and prospectives which should have
become finished works but which have never matured.
They have disappointed the hopes of their friends;
They have hidden their talents in napkins, and have
gradually subsided into obscurity.
Thev waited for prosperity instead of winning it, and,
of course, never found it. Micawber-like they waited for
something to turn up; but, as usually happens in such
. cases, only disappointments turned up. Good things must
he due for.
Many of them started out with great expectations, but
their energy and ambition evaporated.
Some of the finest intellects have exhaled away in this
sluggish evaporation and left no vestige on earth except
the sluggish froth, the obscure film which survives the
drivel of vanished streams; and others have done just
enough to show how important they would have been,
had they awoke sooner, and kept awake longer.
There is considerable complaint made by the good
women of Salem concerning the steps of the street cars
as is shown by a communication from one of them in this
issue. She points out that the steps are too high to be
easily climbed by women, and that it is the duty of the
company to make them available as a means of entering
the cars. She also says the council is negligent in not com
pelling the company to provide convenient steps. As a
further argument in favor of different steps she asserts
the company is losing money by maintaining the present
utiles, as many women who would otherwise ride, prefer
to walk any reasonable distance rather than board the
cars. There is reason in the correspondent's remarks and
the company will do well to heed them before the women
Ret busy to do away with what most of the women con
sider a veritable outrage. v
According to the dispatches yesterday Senator Owens
nas suummeu w me democratic caucus ol senators a plan
for a modified cloture, under which it will no loneer be
possible for a bill to be talked to death. It is something
mat siiouia nave Deen adopted Dy tne senate years ago.
Berlin asserts the way to Turkey is now open, and it
seems iu ue vet wun enemies on pnrh aide nt tho imon
way" it is like the road to Jordan that the old song tells
m, in mat ii is a nara road to travel.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat asks this one: "Ever
hear of the prize winner at a baby show after he grows
up?" He's the boy who doesn't care to have his past too
Those G. O. P. politicians who are waiting for Roose
velt to declare himself are in an excellent position to ap
preciate just how the Englishmen feel about Greece.
Only three weeks until the winter solstice, and then
Santa Claus. Wonder what the old gentleman will do
with no German toys in his knapsack?
December blusters, to remind us that time's as busy
as of yore; this year is nearly all behind us, another year
is at tne door. December. s loud and rnrlo nnrl Knrd-ir umHi
snow and slush his beard is wet; he bids us
do our shopping early, lest we forget, lest
we forget. He seems wrought up to boot
less madness, the last month of the dying
year; he fills old people's hearts with sad
ness, reminding them they're gray and sere.
VVhen skies are blue and soft winds blow
ing, the old folks may feel young again;
they dwell not on the thought of going out
,vy hub uiigut, giaa worm or men. But
, every Deiiow ot December, that seems to
come from throat of brass, can only cause
them to remember that time speeds on, and flesh is grass
December's grim and fierce and surly, his brow obscured
by gloomy clouds; he bids us do our shopping earlv and
buy our Christmas biers and shrouds.
Georgia is going dry pretty soon, and just now the
colonels, as well as some private citizens down there, are
taming clown and getting ready to endure life on only
half a gallon a month under the prohibition law. Oregon
will be better off in similar circumstances, having fewer
colonels and an even more liberal allowance.
An artist holds that the war will have- a tendency to
establish a fixed style of architecture. That may bebut
just now it appears that nothing is fixed in the war zone,
not even the landscape which comes in the range of the
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Mr. and Jim. Francis Ktisthtirn and
little daughter. Ardith, of Junction
City, Btnt Thanksgiving with relatives
A debating society will be orgnniyod
nt the school limine next Tuesday night
Mr. mid .Mm, 11. W. Riodesol ami
Fred llicdcscl left for Snu Francisco
exposition Monday evening.
.Mr. nnd Mm. Clyde Hlivins, of Sn
lem, enmo Fiidny to visit with her
mother, Jim. l.'mmn Simpson, nnd fuiu
lly. Dr. Wm. .Tudd in nt Ms mother's
place northwest of towu, Blending his
Unfold Rnnsom, who is Attending
sehool at Mt. Angel, rnme home Wed
nesduy evening to spend Thaaksgiv
ing. A. Sutton took a lend of corn to
Snleni for decoration nt the corn show.
The corn whs raised on the Pouker
Kuliert Crane Is spending the.
Thanksgiving vacation nt home. He
hns been working in Washington the
past few months.
J. I.. Miller, of Staytnn, who hns
been in Uillinm county for sonic time
passed through town on his way home.
Sir .round nml son, Dr. B. F. Pound,
and wife, and daughter, Miss .Teanette
Found, of Salem, spent Thanksgiving
t the W. K. Wlnslow home.
A Christinu Endeavor business meet
ing nnd social will be held tonight at
the O. E. Darby home. Everybody, is
invited to come and hnvo a good time,
Mrs. D. V. Wright and little son,
trederiek, returned to their heme in
Tortlnnd Hundny morning after a sliurt
visit with her pnreuts.
-Mrs. A. Holoomb and babv of Orants
I nss, visited lust week with her uncle,
-Mr. and Mis. W. K. Winslow. She re
turned to Snlem Snmliiy for n few dnys
visit with her molher before leaving
lor her home. Kecord.
Is Shot To Death
I.os Angeles. Tal., Nov. 30 Detective
Sergeant J. K. Drowning is dead todnv,
and lalogero Finoecliio and Mrs. .o
Quisnda O'Donncll are under arrest, as
the sequel to black hand threats nuide
arninst the life of Tony Blnndino.
Finocchio was standing in front of
his grocery store when accosted by
Drowning and Detect've Bowe, as a
suspect. Ho opened firo with a sawed
off shot gun, literally riddling Brown
ing s abdomen with slugs and buckshot.
Both officers opened fire with their
revolvers as the Italian fled but
he escaped unhurt. Browning died in
the receiving hospital.
TO RECALL GOVERNOR
Fhoenix, Arte., Nov. 30. n organ
isation for tho recall of Governor
Oeorge W. T. Hunt has been complet
ed today, under the name of the " Hunt
Recall Committee." m
Senntor (). 8, Shnplev, of Mesa, was
elected chniimau fif "the committee
which opened offices in the Uoodrich
In a statement issued by the organ
isation, Hunt's administration is char
actcrised as "grossly, wantonly and
Tho Oregon Hop Growers' association
has begun receiving the hups signed up
by the growers nnd up to today had
received ubout 1,500. bales at the ware
houses nt Snlem, Woodburn and St.
Louis nt the contract price of K, 9, 10
or 11 cents according to quality. The
association will receive hops up to De
cember 31 when the date of the agree
ment of the irrowers to kecD to tho
conditions of the pool expires. The
association hns not experienced any dif
ficulty in financing the hop situation
regardless of the reports that have been
circulated by rivals in the hop business
The association agreed to advance
contract prices on hops to the growers
provided tho pool had not been sold by
uocemDer n or to release the growers
from their agreement and the work of
receiving the hops will continue
through the month as there is still
about DO.OUO bales in the pool. .
The association is in possession of
irrefutable evidence that tremendous
pressure hns been brought to bear upon
the banks of the Willamette vnlley to
prevent them from extending the asso
ciation further finunciul assistance, in
the effort to force the organization up
on the rocks, but, notwithstanding this
powerful influence, tho association has
been successful in making all necessary
arrangements to " provide sufficient
funds to carry its stock over an indef
inite period without embarrassment.
In the efforts to break np the as
sociation pool and force its holdinirs
of 30,000 bales upon the market when '
it was in tne mulst of depression, the
association officers state that banks
of the valley, which "arc handling the
association finances, were being urg
ently prevailed upon to compel the
organization to let go at 9 cents, with
out success, and, by reason of its be
ing ablo to hold out against any and
all emergencies, the association feels
that it has already inado 3 centa, or
1SO,000 for the growers, as 12 cents
nnd better is being freely offered the
association by dealers. The association
has been hobliiig out for 15 centa nnd
will continue to do ho indefinitely, and
the officers beliove that prevailing
conditions warrant this price and that
it will be reached in tho very near fu
ll $ j)jt(CIj!(C
OPEN FORUM .
A Lesson from the Past
Years ago, before baking pow
ders were bo well known, the
housewife sometimes made her own
from cream of tartar and soda.
These materials were then
comparatively expensive and pro
cesses of refining had. not been
devised to bring them to the high
8tate of purity of the present
day well known cream of tartar
baking powders, such as.. Royal;
and yet she never thought of
buying alum, then as now a cheap
and inferior substitute for cream
of tartar. She wouldn't think of
permitting an ounce of alum to
enter her kitchen.
Yet housekeepers are to-day
asked to buy alum baking powderg
with which to. make food for their
The statement on the label af
fixed to every can naming the
ingredients of which th; baking
powder is composed affords a
method of protection against the
use of undesirable kinds. v
ROYAL BAKING P01TOER CO.
About Street Car Steps.
Editor Journal: I want in my own
behalf and that of tho balance of the
women of Salem who patronize the
street ears to protest voiefcrously
ngninflt tho street car steps ns at pres
ent arranged. The men perhaps can
negotiate thora all right, being longer of
limb and unhampered by skirts, corsets,
bundles, umbrellas, hand bags, baby
and perhaps n baby cart, besides an
array of packages. Just imagine the
profanity, profuse and profound that
would bo indulged in by tho men were
their lower limbs eucnsed in skirts,
which got under their feet every timo
,they tackled a streot car. The girls
can mnnago the steps nil rifdit, if thoro
arc no holes in their stockings, nnd
they aro in practice at tho gym, but to
the woman who is n bit short and a
trifle plump thoso steps are sure a bug
bear. They arc worse than that for
thev are really dangerous. The con
ductors are very nice about it and do
the elevator stunt ns well ns possible
but no woman likes to be hauled aboard
a street car like a bale of hay, and
without a lift from the conductor, a
good ninny of us could not board the
ears at times owing to handicaps above
I hud hoped that when tho cars were
sent away to be repaired and repaint
ed that the steps would also be remod
eled, but the hope was vniu. There
seems no other way left to runedy the
evil for the street car company neglects
to correct the evil nnd the council re
fuses to compel it to do so. This is to
serve notice that unless the steps are so
arranged that a woman cun climb them,
that a boycott will bo started und hun
dreds of women will refuso to ride on
the ears nt all. The company is losing
money now that it could just as well
have, for many women will walk a doz
eu blocks or moro rather than tackle
tho Salem street ear steps. AVill the
company out of regard for its women
patrons voluntarily provide better
steps, or will it wait until force is
brought to bear A step six inches wido
aad 10 inches high I respectfully sub
bit, is not a step in the right direction.
I am not a faultfinder, only a very
Portland 'h postal savings deposits
ore l,0,743; Seattle's $420,975,
Draw vour own conclusions.
"00-y! My Corn-nT
H-in, Use 'Gets-It
Then You'll Have No Corns to Bump I
Your Corns Will Come "Clean ,
Did yon ever see a coin peel off
after you've used "Octs-lt" on it!
Well, it's a moving-pioturo for your
ufol And you hardly do a thing to it
"Sora Com Bumped
j Dr. W. A. COX j
PAINLESS DENTIST j
I 303 State Street 5
t SALEM, ORE. J
(Study briefly the face of the fel
low who is carrying a fish pole, and
you can tell whether he la coming
. . or going.)
The same applies to the man with tooth troubles;
with the exception that a man even if he buys the
teeth, cannot smile unless they fit him.
My office is fully equipped with the latest appli
ances for the practice of painless dentistry. AH work
guaranteed for ten years.
LADY ATTENDANT ALWAYS PRESENT
Put ft little "Gotslt" on, it dries at
once. There's nothing" to etick. Put
shoes and stockings on right over it.
No pain, no fuss. 4H hours corns
gone. "Gets It" never hurts the true
flesh, never makes toes sore. If yon
have tried almost everything else for
corns, you will bo much more sur
prised to see how uickly aud easily
your corns and calluses will come right
off with "llets lt." Quit limping and
wrinkling up your face with eora
wrinkles. Try "Gcta-lt" tonight on
that corn, callus, wart or bunion, and
you'll be glad yon read this.
"Oets-lt" is told by all druggists,
2."e a battle," or sent direct bv H.
Lawrence Co., Chicago.
A poor or inferior butter will make the best
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR
Marion Creamery Butter
It costs no more and you Get the Best