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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
December list, 1915.
CHARLES H. FISHEB,
Kditor and Manager
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ROOSEVELT AND THE PROPHETS
Politicians are indulging in much speculation as to
what Roosevelt will do in regard to the republican presi
dential nomination. His latest announcement is that he
will support such a man as Hughes, Knox or Hadley.
This is his latest statement but it is probably far from
being his last. Just what he will do is past all finding out,
for he himself does not know. He has a way of going off
half-cocked that is alarming as well as dangerous. He
would be a law unto himself if he recognized any law,
which he doesn't. He does not travel any hard surfaced
road in politics or out of it, but takes through the woods
and blazes his tnvn trail, if he leaves any. What the
'doughty colonel will, or will not do, can only be foretold
after he has acted. Byron's description of woman, in Don
Juan fits the hero of San Juan hill quits snugly:
"What a strange thing is man! What a stranger
Is woman ! What a whirlwind is her head
And what a whirlpool full of depth and danger
Is all the rest about her! Whether wed
Or widow, maid or mother, she can change her
Mind like the wind, and what she's said,
' Or done, is naught to what she'll say or do;
The oldest thing on record and yet new."
Josfl Billings said "A money is the most amusing
thing on earth because you can never tell what it is going
to do next." And in this regard Roosevelt is several laps
ahead of the simian.
Some see in his actions a determination to force him
self on the party as its candidate; but if he is playing that
kind of politics he certainly made a bad move in attend
ing that Gary dinner where he sat down at table with
fifteen men worth collectively more than a billion dollars.
In these days of millionaire baiting, this was poor politics.
There seems to be only one thing certain about him
and that is that he will not stand for Root. He is the un
solved political puzzle, the tangled skein with both ends
lost, the power of an unknown quantity, the riddle asked
by Samson: "Out of the eater came forth meat, and
out of the strong came forth sweetness," and there is no
one that has "ploughed with his heifer."
IN SPITE OF HER NOSE
"When I was a little girl," says Julia Marlowe,
createst recTet was mv retrousse nose. I was in
habit of stating to my family that I should one day be
come a great tragedienne. This amused them not a little,
for neither they nor I knew anything of the stage or
Naturally, her family laughed at her and suggested
that such a thing as an actress with a pug nose had never
Hungary, so says Count Albert Apponyi, who holds a
dominant position in Austro-Hungarian affairs and be
sides is an international peace leader, "is willing to guar
antee Russia that the Dardanelles shall always be open to
Russian commerce as a condition of peace." At the same
time while saying Hungary wants peace he says: "It
must be a peace that will prevent a return of conditions
that caused this war."? This means that Russia's in
fluence in the Balkans must forever be destroyed. Russia
has for a century or more sought free 'passage through
the Dardanelles, and this offer would be a sore temptation
to her, were it not for the fact that she will not give up
her influence in the Balkans, and then she would- want
besides the guarantee of Hungary, the pledge of one
greater than Hungary, and that is Kaiser Wilhelm.
The census report of the death rate in the cities above
100,000 shows some curious things. Among these is that
the death rate, for the negroes both north and south is
from 60 to 90 per cent greater than the whites. Another
curious thing is that in several cities the death rate
among the colored people is almost identical. For in
stance the cities below show as follows, the white rate
being given first and the colored last: Birmingham, Ala.,
13.1: 24.2. Washington, D. C, 13.3; 23.3. Atlanta, ua.,
13.2; 23. Chicago, 14; 23.7. Indianapolis, 15.2; 23.6. Louis
ville, 14.8; 23.8. Philadelphia 15.6; 24.9. Cincinnati, 15.6'
29.6. Columbus. O.. 14.2: 22.6. New Orleans, 16.5; 31.6
The latter was the highest death rate among the colored
folks of all. It will be seen that in most of the cities it
was "23" for negroes.
It is not probable that a fire will ever attack the Salem
postoffice, but that does not alter the fact that its doors
are constructed in violation ot the state laws which re
quire all doors to public buildings to swing outward. This
is bad enough but still it is not as dangerous as the
turnstile door at the north entrance to the building. Of
course if it should burn and lives be lost there would be
"nobody to blame," only the doors that swung the wrong
way. The government being so prompt to punish its
citizens for violating the postal laws, should at least com
ply with the state laws in its postoffice buildings.
It is claimed Uncle Sam will lose about $500,000 a year
from Oregon going dry. The loss comes from there being
no more licenses for the sale of liquor or revenue from
wholesale dealers and brewers. However, the szar lost
$500,000,000 a year recently from this cause and Uncle
Sam can surely stand a little loss like Oregon causes him
without complaining. Washington and Idaho will hit him
for about the same deficiency, but then he can console
be that much better off on account of it at least that is
what the prohis say and they are in the saddle now.
Great Britain has called another million men to the
colors. This gives her an army altogether of 4,00,000,
available for the war. More than half of this vast army is
still in England. Should it be sent to the front in the near
future it should make a tremendous difference in the sit
uation along the western frontier especially. It seems
probable England is getting ready for an overwhelming
attack in the early spring.
Rub Stiffness Away With
Small Trial Bottle of Old,
Ah! Piiin is gone!
Quicklyf Yes. Almost instant re
lief from soreness, stiffness, lameness
and pain follows a gentle rubbing with
"8t. Jacobs Oil."
Hub thi3 soothing, penetrating oil
right on your gainful back, and like
magic, relief comes. "St. Jacobs Oil"
is a harmless backache, lumbago and
sciatica cure which never disappoints
and doesn't burn the skin.
Straighten up! Quit complaining!
Stop those torturous "stitches." In a
moment you will forjjet that you evor
had a weak back, because it won't hurt
or be stiff or lame. Don't suffer! (let
a small trial bottlo of old, honest "St.
Jacobs Oil" from your druggist now
and (jet' this lusting relief.
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
FOR THE WUOU&IVIAIN t
We have all kinds of Axes, Sledges, Wedgos, Saws and Equipment f
for the woods. 1
AU kinds of Corrugated Iron lor both Moon and Buildings.
A good $800.00 Laundry Maugol, slightly used for one-fourth original
$15 AND $20 NEW OVERCOATS AT $6.00.
I pay 1 1-2 cents per pound for old rags.
I pay highest price for bidet and for.
H. Steinbock Junk Co.
The House of Half a Million Bargains.
302 North Commercial Street. Phone 808.
City Council Will
Create Another Office
the! rrir oii
been heard of. She was im
and it occurred to her that
,She privately consulted t
n-essed with the suggestion,
iier nose might be remedied
le family physician, explain
by wait Mason tt
ing her trouble and her ambition. He also laughed at her
and declined to operate on the offending member.
It was then that she determined to be a great tra
gedienne in spite of her pug nose. i
She has lived to discover that even a pug nose on a
tragedienne is no barrier to a soul that is set for success.
How many of us are complacently excusing our failure
on far less ground than a pug nose on a tragedienne !
Salem is certainly a staid, complaisant old town in
many respects. For instance, no matter how the wheat
market in other places may boom the price in this city
sticks like blue to the 80 cent quotation. The farmers cer
tainly have the best of the argument with the Commercial
club on the subject of Salem market facilities. And worst
of all we can never have a real city here until it becomes a
central market for the produce of at least the two coun
ties immediately adjacent.
There is little doubt but Roosevelt will keep the politi
cians guessing as long as possible. It tends to keep him
in the spotlight.
INTO ALL LIVES
. "Into all lives some rain must fall," the poet said on a
dismal day, as he wiped the damp from the kitchen wall,
and plugged the roof with a bunch of hay. Into all lives
some rain must pour, which means, hard
luck will be with us all; and some will show
that their heads are sore, and they'll have a
grouch forty cubits tall. And some will say,
when the hard luck comes, "We're always
willing to take our share; there's no use
playing the muffled drums or pushing sobs
through the trembling air. So many bless
ings have come our way, we'd be cheap
skates if we raised a roar, when Hard Luck
comes on a cloudy day, and knocks three
times on our cottage door Cotne In, Hard
Luck take the easy chair, and rest your feet on the
chandelier; you'll soon get tired of the cheerful air you'll
find in our little wigwam, here. You'll soon get tired
when you hear us spring the playful jest and the sparkling
pun; you'll soon get tired when you hear us sing, all day
till the round of chores is done. You'll feel the gooseflesli
along your back, while you remain in this pleasant place,
and you will chase to another shack, where people groan
when they see your face."
Jail Prisoners Are
Grateful To Sheriff
For Christinas Cheer
The inmates of the Marion county
jail send, the following congratulatory
note for publication: :
''Congratulation from the Marion
"W'e the inmates of said place, nro
"v'ery sorry to be among the unfortu
nates who have to spend our Xinns in
tho eoiinty bastile; but by words we
could not express our thanks, and good
well to Sir. Esch and his deputies for
their kind treatment; and endeavors to
make us enjoy u Merry Xinns. Con
sidering the circumstances we are
situated in, Mr. Esch and his deputies
shall never be forgotten for the good
will and favor they have granted us.
We were served w ith an excellent home
cooked dinner that anyone ought to
appreiiato. Christmas Morn Mr. Esch,
acting as Santa, presented us with a
large assortment of candy and nuts
which were very highly appreciated.
Many thanks to the officials of this
place. Wishing them all a Merry
Xmns and prosperous New Year.
Inmates of County Jail.
Files Suit To Collect
Money Alleged Due
The stnte industrial accident com
mission yesterday filed a suit to col
lect money alleged due from the Alsoa
Logging company and the machinery
of the company was attached. This
suitT was filed after the decision of the
supreme court which held thnt the act
founding the commission was constitu
tional. Tho complaint alleges that the
logging company has failed to pay its
dues to the commission although there
have been accidents among its employ
ees whose claims have been paid by the
Attorney fieiiernl Brown will handle
tho case for tho commission. Tho suit
was filed in the circuit court at Cor
vullis. Salem Police Search
Trains for Evan B. Kemp
The Salem police were notified Inst
iiiukt bv Hiierif? Hnrllnut of Mult
nomah county to ho on the lookout for
i one, Evan ii. Kemp, who assaulted a
I young married womnn at Gresham yes
terday afternoon ami shot her when
she resisted his advances. Kemp is de
scribed as being 21 years old but ap
pear to no a rew years ouier, hhu is
o feet 10 or 11 inches tall. Ho has
light brown hnir and light blue eyes
ami wore a dark colored suit, a light
hut and a blue siiirt. He has the ap
pearance of a workman but formerly
was a sudor.
The telegram from Sheriff Hurlburt
udds that this was one of the most
lustnrdly crimes ever committed.
A Wus'nini'ton dispatch saying the
new t ' House mistress will play
no favorites, must be an overstate
ment so far as one well known Ameri
can citizen is concerned.
An ordinance will be introduced at
the meeting next Monday evening of
the city council, creating the office of
sanitary inspector, and defining his
powers and duties, which includes part
of tho work done by tae city health
Included in the duties of tho sanitary
inspector is that of the inspection oi
the laying and insulation of all sewers,
drains and plumbing constructed or in
stalled in any new building or in the
repairing of auv building in iSalein. Al
so, tho inspection of nil electric light
wiring installed in nny building. The
inspector will also perform several of
the duties of the deputy health otlicer
There may be a movement to defeat
the bill, but the indications now are it
will pass and become effective immedi
ately. The salnry is $73 a month.
Although the office has not been es
tablished, several candidates are already
in the field, including officer K. ,
Stubbs. A. E. Finley, Leroy Bryant and
R. A. Uowen.
WOMAN HOLDS OFFICE
Xew York, Dec. -II Correcting Com
missioni'r Catherine II. Davis has quit
that office to become n member of the
new city parole board. IShe was the
first womnn to hold n high administra
tive post here.
Liner Would Dodge
Tokvo. Ooe. !!(. Liners of the Nip
pon Vusen Knisha (t.ie Jupaaeso Mail
line) are trnnslerrinir their sailings to
the route around t 'e Cape of (lood
Hope, it was announced today.
This transfer undoubtedly means
that the line, which owned the torpedo
ed Vnsaka Mam is taking the longer
pathway to avoid submarines in tho
Mediterranean henceforth. Tho Nip
pon Vusen Kuishu is tho oldest Jap
anese. It operates ships between Japan,
France, Knidnnd, and in ",o Pacific
tweeu tho Orient and Senttle.
Will Protest Against
British Mail Seizure
Washington, Dec. 29. On tho
strength of reports from Consul Gener
al Skinner nt London, Secretary of
Stale Lansing is preparing a protest
to lOuglanil against seizure of mails by
the British, between Holland and tho
News reports recently have shown
the ISritish seizing considerable United
States mail. Skinner's report confirm
ed they were taking mail bound from
Holland to tho United States.
Another sort of "reunion" of tho
futuro will be the "Veterans of the
An Old Kentucky Home
Since I Began
I Weigh 120
Pounds for the
First Time in
My Life. My
was 102 lbs. My
Mother who is
76 Years Old
Had Grown so
Weak She could scarcely walk.
She also took Peruna and is flesh
ier and looking well.
Tho rrovi splni'll'! womnn Ii Mrs. ITnttlo Hamilton, of Dll OId Am., I,tonl, R.
slii" rocomtncncln lvruns to all huuicwlrni. AdUreaa Th reruns Co.. ol Oolumbui.
Ohio, fur s Pro copy ot tho "Ilia ot Lite."
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking: Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
('has. A. Harper passed away nt his
home in Scotts Mills at R. in., Fri
day, leconibei' It'ln, utter an ill
i ness of three weeks.
He was born near I'nw 1'nw, Illinois,
j April 1", 1 ST. He went to Kansas in
I 1W where he was united in marriage
to Clnra Hubbell in ISM. Afterward
' thev moved to Oregon in 1S!!.
I He leaves to mourn his loss a wife
nnd three children, Chester, oge SO;
! Kern, age 13; Hazel, age 8, besides one
idmighter, Lnrena, who proceeded him
S yeiirs before. He also leaves three
sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Mary
l'nttersoii, of Hoxie, Kansas; Mrs.
Margaret dosephson, Mrs. Alice llax
I ler and Andrew Harper, all of Illinois;
.Inines Harper, of Pratiim, Oregon, and
Will Harper, of Arizona.
The funeral services were conducted
by the 1. 0. O. F. at their hull at
Scotts Mills. He was laid to rest In
the I. (). O. P. cemetery.. He has been
a faithful member of the order for i!3
He was a hind and loving husband
Card of Thanks.
We wish to extend our hearty thanks
to the neighbors, members of the t. 0.
O. K. anil Kebecess for their many kind
nets and sympathy during the illness
and death of our husband and father.
Also for the heautiful floral tributes.
MKS. ALICK HAhTKR AND
DANGERSJF A COLD
Salem People Will Do Well to Hoed
Many bad cases of kidney trouble re
sult, from a cold or chill. Congested
kidneys fall behind in filtering the poison-laden
blond and backache, headache,
dizziness nnd disordered kidney action
follow. Hon't neglect A cold. Use
Donn's Kidney Pills at the first sign
of kidney trouble. Follow this Salem
J. II. Ponton, 1HS Lee 8r., Salem,
aysi ''A cold settled on my kidneys,
causing pain through my back. I knew
that niy kidneys were to blame, and,
hearing serernl local citizens endorse
Donn's Kidneys Pills highly, I began
using them. They were just what I
needed to relieve the pains and other
kidney troubles. Whenever I have
taken Bonn's Kidney Pills since, a few
doses have brought me relief.'
Trice BOc, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doau'a Idnay pills the same that
Mr. Pentnn had. Foster-Milbura Co.,
Props.", Buffalo, N. Y. .
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