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"The Capital Journa
December 2, 1P-13.
CHAHLE3 H. FISHER,
Editor aud Manager
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PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OKEGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
CHAS. H. FISHER,
DOBA C. ANDEESEN,
Sec. and Treas.
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paper to you on time, kindiy phone the circulation manager, as this is the only
way we can determine whether or not the carriers are following instructions.
Phone Main 81.
THE LAND GRANT CONFERENCE
They are holding meetings to protest against Sunday
closing laws, but what's the use. The people of Oregon
have so many laws, so many officials to execute them and
are so hopelessly tangled in the maze of legislation and
borne down with the burden of taxation that they are
rapidly drifting beyond the point of protest even. A few
laws, more or less, fail to arouse any particular interest
among the people, and if some county attorney should dig
up an obsolete statute closing everything up for seven
days in the week it is doubtful if there would be any very
strenuous protest registered. Business', capital and in
dustry is just about on the point of capitulating to the re
formers who are the only people who have an occupation
worth while left in Oregon.
Just what the meeting now in progress between the
state officials, members of the committee of the recent
land grant conference and Southern Pacific representa
tives hopes to accomplish is past all finding out. It was
stated that the railroad representatives attended the
meeting clothed with full authority to treat finally with
the committee relative to the final disposition of the O.
& C. lands.
It would be well indeed if this could be done, but how
can any agreement be reached that will have any effect in
settling the matter, which is entirely within the hands of
Neither the state officials nor the committee can make
any arrangement that is binding on anyone, other than
to agree with the railroad representatives on something
that would satisfy both, but with this a remote possibility,
even should it be done, what has been gained?
As the matter stands the supreme court has decided
that the lands belong to the Southern Pacific in fee sim
ple. That company under present laws can sell the lands
at $2.50 an acre and no more, and not more than 160 acres
to one person. It can do this or it can refuse to do it, if
it feels like it, for the court said it could take its own time
about selling. This being the case, the railroad can make
its own terms so long as it is willing to pay taxes on the
lands. ' '
So far as congress paying any attention to what ar
rangement is made, it might as well not be done; for
about all that can be done is to fix some terms on which
tv,a lorwia nn ho onlrl rinrl if those fin not suit the railroad
what can congress do about it? Congress is a pretty bigi
and powerful body out mere are some uungs u cannot,
lo and one of these is to take the lands in question away
from the railroad company without paying for them, and
if it pays for them it will either place them in a forest re
serve or make some arrangement for selling them differ
ent from what is now proposed.
It is suggested that congress compel the company to
fell the lands according to the terms of the grant, that is
at $2.50 an acre, but this is just what the supreme court
lias said congress cannot do, for it has held the grant was
"In praesenti," and the title was absolute in the railroad
company. We nearly all think out here that the railroad
company has forfeited all rights to the land but the
court holds differently.
It is conceded that the conference is well intended, but
so perhaps is Henry Ford's peace movement, and it will
probably accomplish just about as definite results as the
When the congressmen from east of the Mississippi
Set through with the business and the conservationists
have their inning, what Oregon needs or wants will not
have cut any perceptible amount of ice.
About all it seems possible to do is to keep on levying
innta wlii li wf mn. nnd whmi we can't, kiss
them 'good-bye with a cheerful and kindly recollection of
what they have done lor us in me way oi iaxes wane w
tad them with us. ,
It might be added that the proposition to cut the tim
ler off the lands and then sell them for agricultural pur
poses, while it looks nice in print and has a musical sound,
is impractical. As a matter of fact the value of the tim
ber on a given tract of land would just about pay for
clearing it, and while this would give the purchaser the
land cleared, that is if the timber could be applied for this
purpose, it must be remembered that a poor man cannot
undertake the job. He would starve to death a dozen
times while getting enough land cleared to support him
self. Congress has a tough job on its hands in untangling
the snarl and conferences and agreements made by others
will have little bearing on the final result.
It is estimated that every newspaper has five readers.
This being the case the Capital Journal's family of read
ers now numbers 20,nf5. This is going some and the
family is steadily and rapidly growing.
Evidently many people have but little confidence in
Ford's peace movement. Rev. Frank L. Loveland of Port
land says of it: "When Europe acts the rascal, America
acts the fool." Allen B. Parker, one time democratic
candidate for president, calls Ford "A strutting clown"
and most of the other prominent persons asked to accom
pany the expedition declined while others did not even
pay him the courtesy of answering his invitation.
In London Lloyds will bet against anything. It is bet
ting now with the English soldiers at the odds of eight to
one that they will not be, killed. This means that so long
as not more than one in eight is killed Lloyds cannot lose.
With the larger part of England's army at home it looks
as though Lloyds had. a lead pipe cinch on that bet.
The shooting of Ashland's postmaster Tuesday made a
fine opening for a bit of yellow journalism, but not a news
paper in the state took advantage of it. Suppose the story
had been printed under a big display head: "Kaiser is
shot." The newsboys could not have passed out the papers
fast enough for the public.
Greece has about as attractive a choice in deciding
what she will do concerning the war as one sentenced to
death in Utah. In that state the generosity of its people
is shown by its tender feeling toward cnmnials oi this
kind who can be hanged or shot just as they prefer.
Villa is certainly having a hard time. He has been
killed a dozen or more times, fatally wounded as many
more and now he is hopelessly insane and wandering in
the deserts of northern Mexico.
Many Good Jobs For Spcial
ists, But These Are Seldom
In Need of Them
It is possible there is any connection between Ford's
invading Europe and the resignation of half the Austrian
Since the eame with the Syracuse team is over the
0. A. C. team knows exactly how a door mat feels in bad
Christmas in 24 days and the wets have, as the bankers
ii i mi i 1 i 1. i
and lawyers would express it: "inirty days witnoiu
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Dcpesit Boxes
The magazines have known a slump; they're gravitat
ing to the dump. Ten years ago their lives were gay, and
they controlled the right of way. Their advertising made
them thick, and heavy as a paving brick
Their circulation boomed along, and life
was just one grand sweet song. Of course
the publishers were sure their bed of roses
would endure, but in this world, wherein we
stay, conditions come and pass away. The
moving pictures made a hit, and folks who
used to read and knit beside the fire, on
winter nights, now drift downtown to see
the sights. The auto came and seemed to
be a family necessity. And people toured
to distant scenes, who used to read the
magazines. Life's business now is just to roam; no one
has any use for home; our thoughts are all on "record
speed," and so we haven't time to read. And so it is the
magazines sell slower than old cans of beans. Where once
the newsman piled them high, to lure the eager public
eye, he now lays in but three or four, and seldom has to
order more. It's sad to see the magazines immersed, in
clammy soup tureens!
i'lfc "v V
One good thing about a job in the
Civil Service department of the
United States, is that the holder there
of, holds his job as lung as the work i9
done satisfactorily, and the other good
thing is that the pay is regular, regard
less of poor business or hard times.
Examinations are held every month
at Seattle, aud a poster on the bulletin
board at the local postoffiee announces
several within tho next few weeks.
Interested parties may send to the post
office here for blunkB and additional
For instance, here is a fino $3,000
job waiting for some one. This amount
is what the government is willing to
pay for a man who can satisfy the
Civil Service examiners that he could
fill the job of special ngent as a LutLn
American trade expert.
A nice little income is awaiting the
man who can qualify as specialist in
insects, to the extent of $2,000 a year.
The man without special training is up
ugainst it when it comes to a fancy
salary, as the government is only will
ing to pay $70 a yenrfor n sawyer
and mechanic, which seems to indicate
that it pavs to be a specialist.
Cotton olnssers are offered $000 a
year, while an oil ganger pulls down
$1200 yearly, with a sure chance of
holding the jobs regardless of weather
or local business conditions.
A pulp and paper engineer for the
forest service, stands high with the
government as the 'offer for the ri'lit
man who can pass by the Civil Service
exnminers, is a salary of $11,000 a year.
Those ambitious of entering the gov
ernment service, might watch the bul
letin board at the Salem post office
and finally discover one in which theyj
might take a chance at it bcture the
civil service examiners.
DISCOLORED OB SPOTTY
SKIN EASILY PEELED OFF
Dr. W. A. COX
303 State Street
(Study briefly the face of the fel
low who is carrying a nsli pole, and
you can tell whether he Is coining
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. All work
guaranteed for ten years.
LADY ATTENDANT ALWAYS PRESENT
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Your Eastern riend would appreciate the gift of a fancy packed
Christinas package of Oregon's finest Prunes and Loganberries, or a
box of Pheasant Perfection Prunes.
SOLD BY ALL LEADING GROCERS
Willamette Valley Prune Association
The discoloring, or roughening to
which many skins are subject at this
season, may readily be gotten rid of.
Mercolized wax, spread lightly over
the faeo before retiring and removed
in the morning with soap and water,
completely peels off the disfigured
skin, (let an ounce of the wax at any
druggist's. There's no more effective
way of banishing chaps, blotches, pim
ples, freckles or other cutaneous de
fects. Little skin particles come off
each day, so the process itself doesn't
even temporarily mar the complexion,
nnd one soon acquires n brand new,
spotless, girlishly beautiful face.
Wrinkles caused by weather, worry
or illness, are .best treated by n simple
solution of powdered saxolile, I or..,
dissolved in 1-2 pint witca hazel.
Hathing the face in this produces a
trulv marvelous transformation.
Secretary Garrison t
Replies to Ex-President
Washington, Dec. 2. After consider
ing former president Taft's charges
tliut the administration had dismissed
lu partisan fashion many l'hilippine
employes, Secretary of War damson ,
came buck at Tuft today with a state
ment proclaiming his charges "unjust,
unfounded and reckless," aud untrue
in each instance. (
lie charged, too, that 0. Onrfield i
Jones, whose article in the Oakland,
Cnl., Tribune provoked the discussion .
between Garrison and Taft, had sold (
his news article, attacking the admin
istration to the republican paper after
falling to sell to a democratic paper an
article fnvorable to the democratic is
MAT CAUSE MANY ARRESTS
Washington, Pec. !!. That wholesale
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(The Modern Beauty.)
With the aid of a plain detatone paste
It is nn easy matter to rid the skin of
unsightly hairy growths. The paste Is
mndc by mixing some water with pow
dered delatnne. This is applied to the
hair not wanted and after 2 or S min
utes rubbed off and the skin washed,
when every trace of hair will have van
ished. When you go to your druggist
for delntone, be sure you get the gen-ii-no
grand Jury indictments at Ban Francis
co will probably follow the arrest of
O. C. Crowley, detective and alleged
bomb tilotter, was learned here today
from federal sources.
Senators Object To
By Bond P. Oeddes.
(United l'ress staff correspondent.)
Washington. Dec. 2. A tieup of the
senate over tho proposal to adopt a
cloture rule, possibly disrupting plans
for delivery of tho president's message
next Tuesday was threatened today.
Democratic, senators met in eaucus
nnd endeavored to avoid a deadlock on
Monday which would affect the Tues
day session. Re-election of (Senator
Clarke of Arkansas, as chairman pro
tern was anticipated despite the opposi
tion of Senntors Reed and Stono and
some feeling that Clarke's position Inst
spring on tho ship purchase bill was
Senator Owen, head of tho special
committeo charged with bringing in a
cloture proposal opened the caucus
fight for tho "gag rule." He report
ed that tho committee had not agreed
upon several plans presented. Debate
followed. Owen thoreupon urged that
tho caucus adopt a general declaration
if favor of cloture without binding the
democrats to support it as a party mea
sure. It was expected that this course
would be adopted, thus leaving the
question to nn open fight in the neii
atc If this results, the sennte may not
bo nblo to organize by Tuesday.
Some of tho opponents of cloture
fought tho plnn in the caucus, arguing
that it ought not to be a party pro
posal. At the snme tinie, they expect
ed to carry into the aenato their fight
against a'"gng" such as tho house
rules committee exercises in the lower
Threaten To Kill
Douglas, Ariz., Dee. 1. Fleeing foJ
their lives, fifteen American! loft the
El Tig re mining district, sixty miles
southeast of Douglas at 3 o'clock this
morning. They are headed by Ii. R.j
Ttildro, general manager of the El Tigre
Villista troops, returning toward
Chihuahua through El Tigre have
threatcd that all Americans encountered
will be murdered, it is reported. J
General Obregon secured permission
from Washington to ea train 1000 Car
ranza troops to pass through American
territory, in bond for Agua Frieta. The
first traiuloud will arrive tonight.
The advent of General Rodrigues Vil
lista force luto the Kacvotnri-Kl Tigre
district has cut eninmunintion between
Agua Frieta and Naeofuri, where 1000
Carranzistaa are isolated.
District Attorney Much In
Doubt As To Truth of Wit
of trade" IIo claimed on tho other
hand that being under ono ownership
and management, tho roads constitute
a singlo system. He hold they are bo
conducted and situated that one is not
comploto without the other.
The government was represented by
Edward McClcllan. Attorney Oenerul
Gregory's special assistant.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 2. "IIo has nn
This was the only definite statement
District Attorney Clay Allen would
make yesterday concerning examina
tion yesterday afternoon of Hulcigh
Faulkner alias Falconer, opium smug
gler suspect, who several days ugo said
ho could name tho "higher ups" who
fired l'ier 14 hero and caused tho ex
plosion of a barge of dynamite in the
local harbor last May.
Faulkner, who is boing held nt Ta
coma for federal authorities, last week
told a detailed story as to now an at
tempt hnd been made to employ him in
fire and bomb plots along the Seattle
Alien was reticent today ns to the
outcome of yesterday's conference.
"Tho papers have been printing
rnther fuller details concerning Faulk
ner than wo would huve cared to have
printed," ho said. "Faulkner had lit
tle to soy, other than what has already
been printed. Wo are convinced that
boiuo of his statements might possibly
A RAILROAD DIVORCE-
St. Louis, ilo., Dec. 2 Three federal
circuit Judges were slated today to hear
arguments in the government action to
separate the central Fncific railroad I
from the Southern Fncific. I
William Ilerriu, vico-president and I
chief counsel of the roads, denied to
day that there had been any restraint'
AT STOMACH MISERY
Daniel J. Fry Will Return the Money
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Among all the remedies in Daniel J.
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that he is willing to sell on a guarantee
to refund the monoy if they do not
Mi o-na, the famous dyspepsia remedy
has helped so many of his customers
that DaSiel J. Fry Bays, "If this
remedy docs not relieve you, come back
to my store and I will cheerfully re
turn your money."
Anyone who has dyspepsia, indiges
tion, headaches, dizzy feelings or liver
troubles, should take advantage of this
ehanco to be made well without any
risk of sponding their money to no pur
poso. Mi-o-na will relieve yon, will
regulate the digestion, will enable you
to ent what yon want. If it does not
do all this it will not cost you a cent.
Daniel J. Fry has gold hundreds of
boxes of Mi-o-na in tho last few weoka
and has yet to receive the first com
plaint from any customer. Such a
record is simply marvelous and speaka
volumes for the merit of the remedy.
It is cnBy enough to fill a column
with the symptoms afflicting those who
have dyspepsia, but there is no need
of describing thoir condition. What
they want is relief and thoy can get
it in Mi-o-na. Do not suffer a dav
longer with disordered digestion. If
Mi-o-nn relieves you it costs you 50
cents a box, if it does not, you have
Daniel J. Fry's personal 'guarantee to
rumrn your money.
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