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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
December Si', l!Mi5.
CHARLES H. FI3HEE,
Editor and Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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CENSUS FIGURES AND OLD AGE
The Capital Journal has had two or more editorials on
such subjects as the weight of a billion dollars; a billion
bushels of wheat; and the weight of rainfall. It is rather
bewildering to study into such everyday things, but al
though requested to do so it refuses to try to make any
estimate as to the number of times the statement was
made the day before Christmas and on that day, to the
effect that: "It is not for its intrinsic value." You know
Portland is' to have apostoffice building that will cost
$1,000,000, work on it to begin next March. One of the
most pleasing things about it is that there will be no
"pork" in it, not at least until the postmaster takes posses
Probably General Villa believes that a more northern
climate will benefit his health just now.
"Figures will not lie." That is where "figures" have
nearly every thing else mundane backed off the map, and
have the held to themselves. The United States bureau
of Census has just issued a report of the death rate in the
cities with a population of 100,000 or over according to
the 1910 census. According to this the death rate of Port
land in 1914 was 9.1 per thousand. This was a decrease
from that of previous years, the rate being 9.5 in 1913
and lO.o in 1910. This is taken from the list in the Ore
gonian, which fails to give Seattle or Spokane for 1914,
but the rate in the former was given in 191:3 as 8.4 and the
latter as 8.9. A foot note in the Oregonian list says the
rate for 1914 was not available, but Seattle says the rate
for 1914 was "8.1, the lowest in the United States." This
difference of opinion and statement was not the reason
for the assertion that "figures" were lonesome in their
truthfulness. The reason for it is that it puts a condition
up to us for belief that is hard to assent to.
If only 9.1 out of a thousand die in a year the average
of life would have to be about 110 years: As many die in
infancy, and many more at an early age,' it follows that
some would have to live well above 200 years to make this
death rate possible.
Of course Portland people may be older than they look,
but while there are supposed by some to be plenty of moss
backs in that village, it is hardly possible that they could
" conceal such a crop of moss as would naturally gather in
our somewhat moist climate in a couple of centuries'.
"Figures will not lie," but we are compelled to believe that
figures will, and do, even though they hold government
Caretaker Hackett, of Seward Park, Seattle, is a great
stickler for the law. A cougar has taken up its quarters
in the park and Mr. Hackett says he "could have shot it
'several times, but it is against the law to shoot in the
park." If a burglar should enter his house and he had a
gun, and the drop on the other fellow he could not shoot
until he had called up the authorities and got their per
mission. The burglar under these conditions would prob
ably have refused to wait. If that cougar should attack
him he would have to depend on his legs for safety, or
furnish the animal one Hackett for dinner.
No odds what kind of work you're doing, your friends,
with scorn your efforts viewing, will say your wires are
crossed; they'll stand "around you criticis
ing, and reprimanding and advising, and
maKeyournie a irost. iou paint your
pump, and all your neighbors will come to
i 1 t 1 i n i
contemplate your moors, and snow you
where you're wrong; they'll say your paint
is punk in color it should be gaudier or
duller and kick the whole day long. If
you are wise you let them chatter the
words of boneheads little matter, they're
wortn a cent a ton' and while those words
the air are tainting, you keep on paintine,
painting, painting, until the pump is done. The man who
listens to the spieling of critics always hits the ceiling up
on some bitter day; be sure you're right 'twas Davy
said it than go ahead and gain the jcredit, nor care what
A Galley o' Fun I
HAD IT HAPPENED IN 1911.
As the sculptor left the studio and
locked the door after him, the newly
finished Venus de Milo gave a critical
glance at her reflection in a mirror on
the opposite wall. She seemed great
ly disturbed. At last she spoke:
"What frightful hips! And they
are too, too solid to reduce! Oil, thai
wretch of a sculptor! What shall 1
Frantically, and In wild despair, she
massaged her hips until her weary
arms fell off. There was no improve
ment. Once more there came a cold,
stony look, as of marble, upon her
lovely face, and Bhe spake no more.
IN THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY.
"And thou hast been to the alchenv
i&t?" said tho lady of the scornful
mien. "Is It true that he hath discov
ered the elixir of youth?"
"Nay," said her acquaintance; "but
lie hath discovered a marvelous com
plexion wash. I warrant if tliou wilt
use it thou wilt not look a day ove-Uurty-four."
A SUITCAfcE SHORTAGE
Ciiehnlis, Wash., Dec. i!7. A
suitcase famine exists in Che
linlis, nii'rrlinnts report. People
i-iuiii nn into tho city from sur
rounding dry territory to stock
up with "wet "OoiIn" before
state-wide prohibitum becomes
essective January first have
bought most of them.
bought most of them.
Oregon Corn Growers
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
St. Paul, lec. 27 If the boy coin
growers of Oregon continue the pro
gress iney nave miiile m the last vear
THE STAIE HOSPITAL
STAFF HOLDS LIVELY
Thirty-One Salem Residents
Capture Two Coons In
An old-fashioned Christians 'coon
hunt wiib staked yesterday by Dr. John
(.'. Evans, of the Oregon State hospital
this stale soon will lie in front ranks ! s,lltf 111 Mission Bottom, wlneu was
nu .1 I., , iii .,f :.. , .,, .u...-1 "en ioved " bv ;il Salem residents, n
Senator Chamberlain has a plan for getting at thefts, according to iw. k. k. .Moore, of:1""" liounds ami four coons, ai-
' 0 . - . ', 1-. .:......:... II-: ... nnmt evm-V mm ,-emnm l.i,i-u tlm ,1,1..;,.,, f
Via wmiltl hntra o mi- iiniiu,, til , iM-uiiftiil, who hi- ---J ,..v
nc VVUU1U Hctvc a ,1.,.. fini-hcil in,i,.in.r flu. i,nv nv.icoon hunt which called for an eurlv
hihits at the First .National Corn Show 1 morning stir with u light blanket of
held in the Mammoth Mill railway snow 011 the ground on an oveuing hunt
building, this city. Tropin- cup award's with the blazing fire at the base of the
valued at ir.'.tHui were given by the
coon tree when the champion coon dogs
: ctual conditions of trench fiehting.
division of the army assembled near Washington, there
to dig trenches in order to see how it is done, and what
tnnla nn -nnAnA orwl nlon t-n Vinvo rtipco trpnrVifa eVipllprl
VVl'lO 141V A 1 V. 1 V- v., Ullll - . w .v v - - - -.i: I I I i .1 v- .i.'.tf .1.. II , , . . , '
, j. li ce 1 j 1 J i. 1- . i. . "anil ami me .oriu- wio iicigiimniiouu were turned loose
SO aS tO get the eileCtS Ot Dig gUnS and tO leam JUSt Wnat western Trust company. An exception-! upon tho haptens reccoon who was stir-
5J nPPrlpH in thir lino Tf tho tl'PncheS Wd'e filled With ","v fi" 'l""1''.' of com was raised by .red from his slumbers with a willow
nt-t-C,Ca in mat lint. U lit WtJIlUltb weie liueu Willi ,lu, l(Vs, of M,mt.ula vVnshingtou,! ,,,,,. Then the fur flew. Afteratur-
SCnatOl'S and Congressmen be tore the Shelling began it Oregon, Idaho, the Unkotas ami .Mimic-i moil of advice to'the dogs and the velp-
might not be an entire waste of ammunition, or a wholly r, n XTZZ Ttfe
bad idea. llr' 'l'llr putting the orth-,wlio had the honor of being the slayer
western states oa the map as a new and the kill was nlwnvs pronounced the
. . .. wnaderlnl eon. belt. "Why, the biggest ono that had been killed that
The I'ortianci Kose ueieuration committee is wrestling , " ?. U,1fc y".
with the job of selecting a slogan for next year's festival, 'lmiiity that i i. live I'Mimuicd in the
Lnst vear Mr. Conner of Inc cneni ence turn shed the sen- V" ,", ' ;
' V-lj ..' n" J ;.. u s uu U.'l r."'. " .. I Ar:,l the n..tom..bile.
Itlllt'Ut UUll WUlrifU Uiiy Willi IIIC" pilC VVUU Hie isiuguil. ' .K'eui. repuinuon ! iZ0( i,v lr
It always icon, j,K,.. this s.ateme, hv hi , ,i r ay. S" t'"' ' !" Bottom re-
the highest tribute that eoiil.l! J". "A'i , ,.J T .
1,,1 nun in (Tuyn ui nuuiius. several
trees were felled and one proved to be
"The whole world knows the Portland Rose."
sopmpil to' us that if the slotran was true there was no use1!"'11 ,lu' ."mhest tribute that could
, j ,v ,T lie paid to boyhood effort ia this conn
in uiivet use iiiu iuu iui hut
The 1111(1 coon hunt lacks the lone
I tramp and the muzzle loading squirrel
I rifle and ia supplanted by the repeater
onioiiiie. 'i lie party mobil
Kvnns left Salem in nutos
T, . , ., , . , ,, , , . I show, the compel it ion of the Inn- com
It seems to be the general idea that the next presi-i growers (,r tin- seven states being con-
mien io i ne nnys in Me districts or
their state. Following nre the prize
winners: In Oregon. District No. I.
ring nations of Europe should learn that "the foreigner 'd'Tjl i'; Til!;';, ,"ivT-
pays the tarid'" they are liable to fix their tariff rates so; "-ar.i iiateh. Parma. District x0.
the United States will have to nay all those big war debts S ?2J""t rL M
M. I hurley, llrownslioro. Fourth, ,lelin
A. Iliitler, Kale Point.
There wore no sweepstakes in tlio i . b?"do' r of threo oooim. The coons
dential campaign is to be fought largely on the tariff
question. It is unfortunate that this is so, for if the war
they are now piling up.
Mme. Jeanne Jomelli sang for the prisoners in the
Multnomah county jail Christinas. Her audience was
pretty tough but they were all polite and stayed until the
program was completed. Here is a hunch for beginners
in the musical line.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
CAPITAL - . - - - - $500,000.00
Transact a General Banking: Business
Safety Pcpesit Boxes -SAVINGS
Sawmill Worker Is
Killed at Springfield
Struck on the head by a heavy tim
ber at the liooth-Kolly sawmill at
Springfield yesterday forenoon, Kl
ward llrinlley, a laborer, aged -10 years,
died lit the Kugenc hospital about MilUI
o'clock yesterday afternoon from his
injuries, never regaining consciousness,
Uradley was struck on the head by a
squnre and several feet long, the tim
ber falling from a temporary conveyor
at tiie mill, lie fell unconscious to the
ground and n physician was called. It
was Keen that the Injury was nerious
anil he was rushed to the Kiigeno ho
pilnl. The surgeons found that the
innn'a skull had been fractured.
llrndley leaves a wife and two child
ren, l.yilin and l.ymnn. The family
lived in Kugeue for some time previou
to going to MpruiKtieiil and resided at
ail Fifth avenue west. They have
been at Springfield for two months
past. Tne remains will be sent to the
skirmished around among tho guests
and the dogs and two wero enotnreil
alive. Mr. Lewis made a daring capture
of a coon after swimming 200 yards
down an old lagoon nod finally drown
ing the little nniinnl by clasping it to
his breast and diving. The coori vi
dently considered that It had one of
Davy Crocket's descendants after it
nnd also one who lind his aueient an
cestor's flint lock faded by up-to-date
Among tlioso who made up the pnrtv
were Dr. John C. Kvnas, Lute Savage,
Cliff Kvnns, Ben Olcott, Curtis Cross,
.Tames Young, Frank Spears, Don Bvrd,
Dr. l'rinee Byrd, Walter Thompson,
Arniund Steiner, Dr. Boss and Dr. Bates
of the hospital staff, Ray Richardson,
Sam Parks, Karl Simmons, Andy Cam
eron, S. S. Kast, Dwight Misn'er and
wife and Walter Thompson.
An enjoyable time was had by all
old home In Michigan for burial.
The remains nre at the (lonlon and
Venteh undertaking chapel, where they
will be kept until the time of sending
them to Michigan is determined upon.
There will be no inquest. Kugene Reg
ister. (A sister-in-law of tho deceased.
Mrs. .lessie Bradley, resides in Kalcm.)
One explanation of the statement of
the mayor of Detroit made In New
York that though there are 40,000 auto
mobiles in Detroit nobody is run over,
ia that everybody rides in automobiles
and there is nobody left to run over.
The World Has
The men and women who cultivate the saving habit not only lift
themselves into prosperity evantually, but they command the confi
dence of their employers, of business men and of friends, Employers
encourage the banking habit among their employees, business men
recognize it among their patrons and friends admlre.it among their
associates, A bank account is tho best evidence of thrift.
The UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK particularly wel
comes the accounts of the waga-and-salary-earner. Our advice on any
business or investment matter is theirs always for the asking. Th
terms in our Savings Department are most liberal and the protection
here is ample. Close, careful attention of the Officers and a careful
and able Directorate together with TJ. S. Government Supervision
and vast resources furnish you a Bulwark of Safety for your Money.
Start your account now with $1.
INTEREST PAID ON
ALL SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
United States National Bank
MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
Prune- - Loganberry
AN AMIABLE MAN.
Josh You don't find many men as
good-natured as Silas.
Hiram No, Indeed! I never heard
him say a hard word about anybody
rot even about Congress or Legisla
WHITE AND YELLOW.
Two stalwart men of different race
Brniled at each other, face to face.
One said: "I'll do thee, friend, nc
And marked the sinews of his arm.
"Your servant, sir," the dark on'e said
And studied long the other's head.
Said One: "Our ways together lie,"
And noted hla companion's eye.
He answered "We will walk In peace,"
And saw the other's pace Increase.
"l'ou run?" said One, with smiling
And watched the dark one's easy
"A friendly race!" Iho second cried,
And noted how their strength was
"Lets rest awhile," the white ono
S.elng the other was ahead. '
"With Joy," the dark one did reply,
And slipped into a wood nearby.
The fair one drew his gun and said:
"There may be enemies ahead."
"Within these woods Is danger rife,"
Said Number Two, and drew his knife.
Said One: "The best of friends wc
And laid his gun across his knee.
"True," prompt reply the other made,
And sharpened his long, keen blade.
Then raised bis arm without a word,
This story's end I have not heard.
"These roof gardens are delightful."
"Yes, indeed 1 Without them the
city would be as dull as some of the
'- CRITICISM. . ..
Tlrst Messenger Boy (wonderlngly)
Say, Mugsy Is purty light on his
feet, alut be? '-,
Secoid Messenger Soy (contemp
tuouily) lit muBt be purty light In
his head to be iprlntlu' like dat In
Combination Boz for a
Or a paper wrapped sealed 10 lb. box
of our fancy
PHEASANT PERFECTION PRUNES
You can't beat it for an appropriate
seasonable gift to your eastern friends.
While me box lasts it will speak to
them every day about Salom, Oregon.
See display in Roth Grocery Co.'s win
dow, or at our office... Thousands of
them are going, order yours today.
mm nww, .
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
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v VV JUUaiVlAIN
for The wZis ' 8Ied8e8' WedgM SttWS and EqPb
A1Lkn!J1,i"aonfnn0?TrUBIttea.,Iron 'or both Eoofs a" Buildings,
cost 6 7 Mttngo1' ,UgUtly used for one-fourth original
$15 AND J20 NEW OVERCOATS AT 5.00.
I pay 1 1-2 cents per pound for old rags.
I pay highest price for hides and fur.
H. Steinbock Junk Co.
an, w..v n 6,.Ho"8e .f HaU Million Bargain..
' 1 tii ii mi it lit iii i i Pn0Iie 808. i
)ve,r he is clllll ,, hP has ma(le hr
CT1TH limirn home in this, the most healthful cli-
t STATE NEWS $ mate iu t,,e M
? j, j, u. j. j . . . .Advertising naker's contribution to
!(,)( sc!)(!!( si, Chnatnins specialties the Democrat
MciU'nril Sun: During the winter
Hill .Stewart lias been riiling a horse
he borrowed from Dr. A. .1. Helms, and
the other day while he was riding by
the rifle range of l'oniianv 7, there
came a volley and the horse 'fell to the
giouinl. Stewart thought the equine
hail been hit l,v n imv I,,, II... .,.i
while lie was removing t lie saddle, the
nurse Hrosp. . in r mi
other volley was fired nu,l the horse
says: " Cither towns may go in bath
ing, wear straw hats anil do other
stunts on Christmas, but Iiaaker will
depart a little from the usual and have
a baiiil corn-en on Main street at 3:U0
o clock iu the afternoon of Christmas
day. This will show to the outside
world taut Halter has a salubrious cli
mate at all times of the year.
A brass band of 1(1 members has been
organized at Echo, with Percy Hipper
again dropped. After a couple of ' luesnlent; Karl Ksseistvn, secrettirv-
nose anil i 'eusiirer, and C. I', Adams leader.
kicks ailll A SlUIlt till Imrun n,-.u..
- ' " uiwr unit
trotted Oil Its WIIV. Dr. llelnm fnnmt !
to tell Stewart liuit th. iml,,,n,,i "This." nv tho l nn.i., m...
tornierly in the moving picture busi-j or; ls the kind of a Christmas that
ness, and iiud been trained to die when
he heard a 'shot. He was purchased
from a band of gypsies last slimmer
who secured it from a moving picture
Hill (irnmlv. .Inn Cm,. .l,wU,.h !..!. ..
....... jr1 . uiinci
ami a lew more old timers sav was a
very expected incident in the' (Irnude
Hondo valley life of years ago."
The Fossil council has decided to re
turn the new iiose cart bought from a
lortland firm sometime ago for $14
nnd get a bigger enrr" lit $115. This,
the Journal says, "will give the town
HERE FROM EUGENE
ireilfonl Mail: A lad of fourteen re
lated his ComiillninnK. tlm ntlwir ,ln,f
with a narrataive of his experience in
Killing snakes on the farm during the " ,l,u""" says, "win give the t
summer and autumn months. He lind,, ?00'' 1,01,0 ('l,rt8' which are to
destroyed many. The boy did not know, 111 'I'fferent places,"
UOSsilllv. that lie wnu liillni.r '.,H,.' ' " -
er's friends in thn tint,! i,,l,. ,,,..,.
oiis snakes should be destroyed, and
there are veiv tew of them iu this
valley. Snakes live on field insects
nnd field mice. Insects and field mice
livo on father's crops. The bullsiiake,
kiu i i-r snaive niiirncer aim otlier rep
tiles of the kin, I nri mif tiniu,w,a
ought not to be killed. They do the
uiuivr u irieuiiiy service.
Albanv Delnocmt- Sevai-nl firi,,rtHU
have been Tuittiuir inl nir i.,,n-.,
systems, one that delivers the water di
rect from the well under a ronstnnt
pressure. Among them are Everett Ar
chibald, of l'lainview, and H. T. Bid
ders, whose lllllfit ia in M.itit.tn .,......
Otlier improvements being ninde are
iiceivieue iignmig systems. ('. Koos,
of Plninview, has just instnlled one. A
O. Kunney is dning the installing.
The Astoria lln,lint nhil., n.i,;n:
that the storm which, has swept along
tho coast during the past few (lavs has
been nil exceptionally severe one and
that the rnintnll in,n tlm fit.., n vA.
veniber has been heiv stiil asserts
that ()re?omans hnvp nmeh tn
thankful for. "The weather has been
mild," says the Budget, "the winds
coming direct from the sea have
brought the paret of air. ami when one
reads of the terrific blizzards witii
freezing cold in the east and middle
A. I. O'Reilly, county school superin
tendent, has gone to Hnlem to spend
Christmas with bis family.
Judge L. T. Harris, of tho supremo
court, arrived lnst evening to join his
wife. They will spend Christmas on
their ranch nenr the Coburg bridge.
Chet Huggiiu, varsity track man, left
last night ou .the Oregon Electric for
Salem, where he will spend Christmas
with his parents.
T)r. S. M. Kerron, of this city, with
offices iu the I. O. (V, F. temple, left,
yesterday afternoon for .Salem, where
he will spend Christmas with relatives.
Mrs. Kerron went down earlier in the
week. Eugene Register.