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WKDX KSDAY EVEN I NCi
December 8, 1913.
CHARLES IL FISHEB,
Editor and Manager
Editorial Page of "The
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Phone Muin 81.
THE HOMER DAVENPORT MONUMENT
It is with considerable gratification that old time Ore
gonians remember that Homer Davenport living, erected
with his elnmifint nencil a monument to himself that re
quires nothing from us to add to its enduring beauty. It
is self-satisfying to know that he was an Oregon boy who
went out into the world and won laurels of which we are
all proud, and added to the glory of our great state. We
point with pride to his achievements and take every
occasion to ao mm nonor, proviueu we tuimeci, uumcivco
up with it. We held him in so high esteem that a society
was formed for the purpose of erecting a monument to
his memory at his boyhood's home, the pretty little city
of Silverton. The society very properly selected the
governor of the state as the custodian of the funds to be
collected. As a nucleus for the fund, which it was pro
posed to raise by small subscriptions, about $57 was sub
scribed. There the matter dropped and not a cent has
been added to the fund since.
It is a shame and a disgrace to the state and especial
ly to the'Willamette valley that this is so, and the quicker
we take steps to remedy this, the better for our repu
tation. This fund of $57 is now on deposit at the Ladd & Bush
bank in this city, and we suggest that someone take the
matter in hand and see if the money cannot be raised to
complete the monument. It would be asking too much to
put the matter into the hands of the bank to receive sub
scriptions, for banks are busy places, but the bank will
take care of the money, and do anything else to assist.
We do not know who was on the committee, or if there
is a member here, but if there is, we suggest that he get
busy and start the ball rolling. It is not because Oregon
people are stingy or unfeeling that this matter has been
neglected, but because they are careless and no oppor
tunity is given them to contribute their mite. It should
be an easy matter to secure the fund with subscriptions
of fifty cents, and indeed that is the way the fund should
be raised, so that we may all have the pleasure of aiding
in honoring one of the state's brightest sons.
THE REWARDS OF PEACE .
Gains to the United States because of the European
war continue to come tremendously, without our plan
ning and almost without our effort.
The greatest profit is in the growing balance of trade,
which is by far the largest in the history of the country.
During the year ending October Pl our foreign trade ex
ceeded five billions, and the exports were more than twice
the value of the imports, leaving a balance of $1,626,886,
C2:,5 in our favor.
During the year $:.26,528,779 in gold came to this
country to pay the debts of other peoples to ours. New
Vork is taking the place of London as the financial Clear
ing house of the world, and the gold dollar the place of
the pound sterling as the world standard of exchange.
American dyes are now being produced at the rate
of 9000 tons annually and are taking the place of German
Certain high grades of steel, formerly made only at
the Krupp works, are now being produced in even better
There are many other gains of great importance.
The certainty is that the war, even if it should end
tomorrow, has given to tho United States a sure position
of world leadership.
"Walla Walla" in the Oregonian asks: "In states
where capital punishment is in effect, please advise if it
applies to women as well as men." The Oregonian
answers yes, and most certainly is mistaken. The law
so applies, but the punishment does not, which is a dis
tinction with a vast difference.
The difference between Henry Ford, the king of
Innnin .. .1.., . A ....1 - C ll.. .T.
I'lucum- turn iuu iuuks ami run-is 01 um waning nations
is that Henry made his will before he started on his job
and they made their wonts.
One redeeming feature about President Wilson's
messages is the fact that they are correctly phrased and
that only good English is used to express his thoughts.
But at best the modern presidential message is a dreary,
affair, dealing with yards of statistics and reiterating the
political views, with arguments to sustain them, which
every newspaper reader already knows the author is
committed to. Jefferson and Lincoln, the nation's greatest
presidents wrote very brief messages dealing with the
paramount policies of the time, leaving statistical in
formation to be gathered and submitted to congress and
the country through the heads of departments. President
Roosevelt's messages averaged longest of any of the
occupants of the White House, Taft was verbose and
Wilson seems to be acquiring thehabit of his immediate
predecessor. His message o fyesterday might have been a
model for future presidents to copy had it been con
densed into two columns of average newspaper length.
Then it would have been more generally read and understood.
It might be inferred from the returns that the people
of Salem did not want the charter amended as proposed,
but the truth of the matter is that they did no care a cent
ab&ut it. Out of 5200 voters in the city 1246 cared enough
about it to go to the polls, and nearly four thousand cared
so little they did not go to the trouble of voting. As a
matter of fact there was not that many interested in the
charter; for in two precincts, the fifth and seventh, where
there were councilmen to elect the vote was m each above
"00, or more than double that of any other precinct ex-J
tcpu uic oialii. li it tu.e lu suy mm less man vw went 10
the polls on account of their interest in the charter amend'
The president told in his message what he thought of
hyphenated Americans, who were blowing up munition
factories and violating the laws of this country. It would
make interesting reading if he would now tell us what
he thought of the unhyphenated Englishmen who are
swiping American ships and violating the international
laws. - Some of those English crews could be punished
for piracy without stretching the laws very much.
As the republicans are generally in favor of "prepared
ness" or at least their leaders are, and as President Wilson
is also inclined that way; and as there seems to be about
half the citizens of the country against the movement, it
looks as though there would be a chance for a new party.
This would make a splendid opportunity for Teddy, only
he would have to do such a back-summersault that he
might not be able to make the race after it.
Marion county officials are peculiar in one respect at
least; they are carrying over into the coming year an un
expended balance of $60,000 in the treasury. A majority
of public officials see to it that all money raised by tax
ation is expended and then issue as many warrants
against the next year's increase as they can without draw
ing too much criticism.
QUI! OF FLAX AT
PEN EXCELLENT SAYS
. ONE SCOTCH EXPERT
Sir Francis Webster Visits
Pen Flax Plant and Ex
As about everything else requires a license before any
thing can be done in a business way, why would not a
license to make laws fill a long felt want and serve as a
sort of a reminder to the legislators? A license of say
about $10 a law would prove highly beneficial to the peo
ple and cut down the expense in the state printing department.
None of the warring nations is proposing peace, but
each of them mentions the word occasionally, showing it
would not be distasteful to them. Their ideas of peace
though, are about like the small bov's definition of salt:
"That white stuff that makes your potatoes taste bad
wnen you cion t put any on."
The cloture rule will not be adopted by the senate. The
members of that body all have a desireto hear themselves
talk that is stronger than their inclination to transact
the public business with sensible consideration and
This is a queer old world. Here in Oregon we are pok
ing fun at Henry Ford and at the same time holding land
grant conferences, and trying to settle a row between the
government and the southern Tacific railroad.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Company M Shooters !
Higher Than Eugene j
For JBankers Trophyj
Tho uintksiiicn of ("ompnny M scored!
n higher avonie limn I lie' Hhooter
from tin1 Kiikhu' company in tint shoot
for the Hanker Trophy Hnniliiy noeordl
intf to the ri-jiorlM from tho l.nno conn !
t,v city. Kimeno wtiivil a t tit id of MMi
out of a pmmililo 2100 or ii pen,ontiite !
of "ill while Kiiloiu Kcortvl a tot (t I of
III 12 oot of ti puxnilile 2S00 or an av-
eriw of IW.t, f
A niiinlior of tho eonipnnios of tho,
Ht n to iliil not shunt Sunday on account;
of tho won i her. and will shoot thin
week. However, Kiiueno ami rnlem
waded out lulo the mini nml n)iot for!
the trophy refill dle of tho misty
skies nml ImiiIi douhtlcxs nmdo a lower)
ncoro than they wooni hnd the weather
lieen (rood. Kiofone ' 24 men mnilo ft!
total score of t'M at the 200 yard!
rnne and 70 1 nt 1100 ynrdn. Snlcin'al
SS men made P7! at 200 vnrds and 1133.
nt 1100 out of n possible 1100 on each
iniiKo. Kimono's possible wan 1200 on
HAVE GONE TO MINNESOTA.
Ole Tlrenden mid family mid Ivor
Wmitf left Monday for 11 ills, Minus-
aula, where they will reinuin for the
tunc lieiiij;, at leant. Thoy have lived
in uroKon lor over four years, and un
Ichh they are nn exception to tho rule,
and we do not lielievo thev nre. thev
will not be contented until thoy are
:.. i t. ,
"K oitt-iv iii mo laud oi siiusiiiuo una
iohok. Silverton Appeal.
WATCH SORE THROATS
because swollen glands or inflamed
membranes often . affect other tissues
mid lung trouble easily follows.
As Nature's corrector of throat
troubles the pure cod livcroil in Scott's
Emulsion is speedily converted into
germ-resisting tissue; its tested glycer
ine is curative and healing, while this
wnoiesome emulsion relieves the
trouble and upbuilds the forces to resist
tubercular germs and avert the weak
cning influence which usually follows.
If any member of your family has a
tender throat, get a bottle of Scott's
Emulsion today.,, Physicians prescribe
it to avert throat troubles, overcome
bronchia, disorders 'and strengthen
the lungs. Noralcohol or harmful
drugs.' Always insist on Scott's.
' Bcolt & Svkim, Mognilcld, N. J. M-M
Tho flax fibre produced at tho pen
itentiary plant bids fair to be of good
quality according to Sir Francis .Web
ster, of tho firm of FranciB Webster &
Sons, of Arbroath, Scotland, who was a
visitor at the pen yesterday afternoon
with Lady Webster and their son, W.
J. Webster. Sir Francis Webster is the
owner of three linen mills and two flax
plants In Scotland and the firm was
established in 1705. The Websters have
been visiting tho fair nt San Francisco
where a sample of tho Oregon flax was
shown and Sir Francis stopped off at
Salem to look over the situation here
on his return.
llo examined the flax now in the
process of retting and was shown that
which is tho blackest niul is pronounc
ed "rotten." Ho said this was good
fibre and of fair quality and was then
told that this was the worst grown
"If this is vour poorest quality,"
said Sir Francis, "tho best must be
exceptionally fine, indeed. '
Kven the blackest ho pronounced to
bo of good color which indicates that
there nro numerous tilings about the
production and manufacture of flax
which indicate that the causiml on
server 'is not always correct in his
Asked about the indications for a
price for thin fibre this year tho visit
or answered that the crop conditions in
linssia and other flax countries iudi'
cated that a good price would be se
cured. Tho shortest fibre grown in
Oregon this year will probably be sold
for tow at a cheaper rate but in the
future only land that will produce a
good quality of fibre will be accepted
by tho board and it is hoped that tho
pen plant will be able to put out tho
best quality of manufactured flax in
The Household Remedy
for the ailments from which almost everyone sometimes
suffers sick headache, constipation, disturbed sleep,
muddy complexion, lassitude, backache, depression and
other results of a disordered digestive system is
They have achieved the distinction of being the most
widely used medicine in the world, because millions of
people have found them dependable, speedy and sure in
their action on stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels.
Compounded from vegetable products, Becham's Pills are free from
harmful minerals and dangerous drugs. They do not promote the
physicinff, habit do notirritat the bowels. Should betaken by every
member of the family at the first sign of illness so mild and effective
that they are good for the aged, and for the ills of childhood, are
Safe for Children
Directions of Special Value to Women with Every Ron.
Sold by druggist! throughout the world. In boxes, 10c, 25c.
Grandma's Recipe of Sage
Tea and Sulphur Darkens
So Naturally That No
Body Can Tell
Almost everyono knows the Sago Tea
and Sulphur, properly compounded,
brings back tho natural color and lus
tre to tha hair when faded, sreaked or
gray; also onds dandruff, itching scalp
ami stops falling hair. Years ago tho
only way toget this mixture was to
make it at homo, which is mussy and
troublesome. Nowadays, by ask in? at
any drug store for "Wyeth's Hnge and
Sulphur Compound," you will get a
largo bottle of thio tamons om rccipo
for about 50 conts.
Don't stay grnyl Try it! No ono
can possibly tell that you darkened
your hair, as it does it so naturally ana
evenly. Von dunipen a sponge or soft
brush with it and draw this through
your hair taking one small strand at a
time; hy morning tho gray nair disap
pears, and nfter another application or
two, your hair becomes beautifully
itiirK, thick anil glossy.
Miss Mario Hofer enmo down from
Salem to spend the week end here as
the guest of Mrs. ,1. W. Sadler.
Dan llershbergcr shipped two kegs
of apple butter to A. .1, Mishler at He
no, iNovada, Inst Monday. Hubbard
Among the hop buyers hero recently
were I'hil J.ivelsloy, of Vioo.imirn;
Ralph Dorcas, of Portland, and Arthur
Smith, of i'ortliind.
.1. .1, Lipjiunor was here Monday to
ship some fine specimens of Karly Rose
and Ainrnan Wonders to tlio Milium
Coin and l'otato Show, now going on.
('apt. and Mrs. Kugene Moshberger
were here from Woodburn to spend tile
Thanksgiving season with Mrs. Jlosh
berger's parents, Dr. and Mrs. Martin
Tim amount raid for the Tiergen
stock of Illinois sold last week to S,
A, Miller was $24(1 not if'JOO as stated
last week. The nssigneo is about reudy
for settlement, with tho creditors.
Mnvor Sniller entertained the other
members of the city council and the
city recorder, treasurer, and innishal
at an ovster supper t his home Fri
day nignt, and Inter at cards. The
lunvor's guests wore A. If. Will, T, M
Snvdcr, S. A. Miller, X. V. Wescott, (I
W. Fray, A, M. Fry, nml dene (.tur
According to the rain gungo men
ureuients made by Hugo Muecke up to
Nimliiv night, the fsovember rain fall
had nniniintcd to lO.tii inches, which is
a big excess over the average .Novem
ber precipitation. Mr. Miuecko Is sup
plied with ncconite instruments for
measurements, and acts us voluntary
observer for the weather bureau in
these mutters. Observer.
Monday, December 13
Will Be "Bundle Day"
Mondny, December 13 has been des
ignated ly the Sulem Social Service
(enter as "Handle Day" when it is
hoped that every one iu the city hav
ing any clothing or shoes that 'can be
spared lor tho needy, will bundle and
send them to the commercial club, or
notify Ivan O. McDaniels at tho club,
in order that the donations may be
There is an urgent demand for cloth
ing and shoes for the poor, and espe
cially for school children. Perhaps
moro than ever before, school children
are staying out of school, not having
tho proper clothing or footwear.
The clothing sent to the commercial
club will be assorted by workers from
the Social Service Center and placed
with those most in need, and especially
in families where the men are out of
work, or where women are working to
support their children.
It is estimated that more men are
out of work this enrlv in the winter
than ever before and there is a greater
need of assistance. Tho Social Service
urges that its friends prepare their
bundles at once and seiul to tho com
mercial club, or telephone, in order
that the bundles inav oe collected next
Jason Moore Granted
Four Months Extension
Jason Moore, the man who would ex
tract, chemicals from Summer and Al
bert Lakes, evidently has more time
than money as he was granted a four
months extension by tho desert land
board yesterday In Which to raise the
balance of $15,000 required by tho
board. Moore put up ?10,000 as a show
of good faith to Improve these lakes
and when tho time limit expired the
desert land board required that he put
up an additional sum within this time
limit, if his tests of the chemicals
failed or if he failed to sell or lease to
an approved corporation within the
time limit that all of the money now
in trust would be forfeited to the state.
Best Clover Seed
In Willamette Valley
The best retch and clover seed in the
United States Is produced in the Wil
lamette valley. Excellent soil and cli
matic conditions also exist for the
growing of all kinds of roots, forago,
and seed crops. A knowledge of the
adaptability, growing habits, etc., is
essential tor the intelligent selection or
such crops. Forage systems for dairy
Rub Pain From Back With
Small Trial Bottle of Old
When your liaclc is soro and lame or
lumbago, sciatica or rheumatism has
you stiffened up, don't suffevl Get a
small trial bottlo of old, honest "St.
Jacobs Oil'' at any drug store, pour a
little in your hand and rub it. right on
your aching back and by the time
you count fifty, tho soronoss and lame
ness is gone.
Don't stay crippled! This soothing,
penetrating oil needs to be used only
once. It takes the pain right out ami
ends tho misery. It is magical, yet
absolutely harmless andloesn't burn
Nothing else stops lumbago, scntica,'
backache or rheumatism so promptly. 10
cows, she, and hogs; the selection
and breeding of high yielding corn and
grains; potato growing, and many oth
er phases of the production of fieM
crops will be included in a scries of
lectures at the Farmers Short Conrse
at Corvnllis, January 10 to February
WAE NEWS OF ONE
YEAR AGO TODAY
Three flcrninn warships were
sunk with 1S23 men in the
South Atlantic, by the British
squadron. France claimed ad
vances along the entire lin.
Ex-President Taft developed
agitation in tho XT. S. against
When You're Hunting m
for that juicy old tongue
tickling tobacco satisfac
tion and joy just sink
your teeth into a plug of
"PIPER" and bite off a
good generous chew. Keep
some in your southwest
pocket; it will always
raise you a good crop of
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The greatest distinction about
"PIPER" to a man who likes
smacking good relish to his chew
is the famous Champagne Fla
vor." The Piper taste minglej
on his tongue with the natu
ral, mellow sweetness of the
ripest, carefully selected
PIPER is tho
highest type of
healthful and sat
isfying. SoU by dasUrs avtry.
wswr, la S isd 10
cuts ssnltary, foil
wrapped, to prsssrrs
U FlrtR " flsnr.
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IAN FRANCISCO, CAL
I Ml In
CDI7I7 sna ,0c ana
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and we'll send a full-sin ioc
cat of "PIPER" and haod
some leather pouch FREE,
snywhsre In U. S. Also
folder sbont " PIPER." The
tobacco, poach and mailing
will cost nt 20c, which we
will Klsdly ipsnd because
a iriai will make yon a
steady user of "PIPER."