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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
Janmirv 4, mo.
CHARLES H. F1SBEB.
Editor and Manager
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Many things have been changed by the European war,
and many more will be before ifAends. Germany's being
shut in and her trade with the balance of the world cut
off, has been responsible for much of this. The things
other countries formerly relied on Germany for, they
have had to seek elsewhere.
For instance France instead of Germany furnished a
' larger portion of the dolls and toys used at Christmas,
and which before the war were supplied mostly by Ger
many. America also went into the toy business.
Shortage of dyestuffs caused the chemists to get busy
and it is claimed America can now make the dyes it used
to depend on Germany for. Hundreds of other things of
this kind have been brought about by the necessities of
trade. When the war is over, this trade will be estab
lished and it will be a long time before Germany again
controls it, if ever.
The United States is profiting by trade with South
America and other countries that used to trade with
Germany, and trade lines once established are hard to
' turn into different channels.
These are but a few samples of what the war has done
toward changing the-world's trade relations. There are
hundreds of others, many of them of more importance
than the things mentioned. The greatest change though
will be caused by the lesson taught the nations about be
ing self-supplying in many things they have heretofore
depended on other countries for. This feature will be felt
most when peace again finds the world, and it settles back
into the old business of making money instead of throw
ing it away.
One of the greatest changes the war has brought about
is its stirring Russia up to finding an all-the-year-round
seaport. For centuries this has been her dream. It was
for this that her eyes ever turned longingly on Constanti
nople, and an outlet through the Mediterranean.
This was denied her largely through the efforts of one
of her present allies, but her necessities have forced her
to accomplish what she had before thought possible only
through the Dardanelles.
She consulted American railroad engineers as to the
possibility of building a railroad from Ekaterina harbor
on the shores of the Arctic ocean to Petrograd. The dis
tance was about 1,000 miles, and the country mostly a
morass; but since the war started a double track railroad
has been completed the entire distance, more than 100
miles a month being completed. All that is now required
is rolling stock, and Russia is forever free from the iron
bars that have shut her in. This alone is worth to her all
the great sacrifices she has made. America will perhaps
supply the rolling stock, and furnish the brains to. operate
When once in operation the question of munitions will
be largely settled as she will have the world to draw on
for them. It was only dire necessity that caused the build
ing of this road, and strange as it may be, it was Germany
that forced her enemy whom she had supposed forever
safely bottled up, to thus attain her freedom.
England, too has always felt safer with Russia in a
jug at least half the year and she controlling the cork,
and it will be a source of annoyance and regret to her
that Russia has found an outlet, when the war is over.
The new port is some distance north of Archangel,
Russia's former port on the Arctic, but it is further to
the west and is kept open by the Gudf stream that loses
itself near that point, but which keeps the seas open the
year round. Russia's dream of a seaport open all the
year has at last been attained, and it is due to the war
that this dream has come true.
The Serbians according to a recent dispatch are sore
at the allies and justly so. They say that when they were
prepared and wanted to attack Bulgaria the allies would
not permit it, but made them wait until the Bulgarians
had fully prepared themselves, and the Teuton allies were
ready to aid them. Then after obeying the allies; when
the test came they were left alone to face ten times their
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Hanking Husiness
Safety Deposit Boxes
numbers and were given no assistance. They feel that
they have been as badly treated by their supposed friends
as the Belgians were by their enemies. They say they
can see no difference between overrunning a country and
devastating it and deliberately going back on sacred
promises and allowing someone else to overrun and
destroy a country. One they say is positive, the other
negative, but both result in the same thing, only the
negative way is the more cowardly. In fact they put up a
pretty strong indictment of their friends, the allies. And
as the lawyers say there is at least "sufficient evidence to
justify their being placed on trial."
Henry Ford, who arrived in New York yester
day, says his views as to the cause of the war have
changed since he started on his peace mission. He thinks
now it is the people who are doing the fighting who are to
blame, whereas when he started he thought it was the
bankers and the munition makers who were at the bot
tom of the trouble. He says it is the masses, and that they
keep it up "because they do not think." He does not say
what caused this sudden change of ideas, but as he saw
nothing of Europe, met none of those engaged in the war,
and was not even inside the territory of any of the
warring nations, he must have gotten his new views
while on board the Oscar II, and from Aked, Jones or
others of the party. If he expects now to bring about
peace by making the people of Europe think, he has a
job that will take him a lifetime and break him besides,
and then he will not have made a start at it.
The sinking of the British steamer Glengyle Sunday
by a submarine has still further muddled a situation al
ready sufficiently complicated. It caused the president
to bring his honeymoon to a sudden termination and start
for Washington. So far it is not known what nationality
the submarine belonged to, or on whom to place the blame.
With Austria's frank acceptance of the American position
as being correct, it is hardly fair to lay the blame on her,
or to think she did not mean just what she said in her
note to the United States. It may be, too, that an Aus
trian submarine might have attacked the Glengyle, not
having yet' received orders to refrain from so doing. At
any rate it is not necessary to lose our heads over the
matter until it is fully understood.
Californians can keep busy for a few weeks preparing
literature to overcome the slam the weather clerk assisted
bv the newspapers have given their state's most valuable
asset, the climate. With six inches of snow at Stockton,
and three more of the fleecy at San Bernardino; snow
balling in Los Angeles and smudge pots burning all night
to keep Jack Frost out of the orange groves, and all on
New Year's day the job is a fairly big one. On top of this
Sunday night a roaring gale swept over San Francisco,
and many other climate blessed towns,, doing consider
able damage, and Oroville four inches of rain in 24 hours
flooded the country around, drowned the railroads out
and played all kinds of pranks.
It is stated that Yuan Shi Kai, recently selected em
peror of China has sat upon the throne and been hailed
as emperor, although he has not yet been acclaimed. He
probably just wanted to see if the throne would fit. lie
will perhaps find it rather roomy and as for his being
hailed as emperor, he may find his occupancy of the
throne will consist of considerable more hail than reign.
"The kaiser has graciously consented to permit the
Ford peace party to pass through Germany in order to
reach The Hague, but he makes the proviso that none of
the party shall leave the train while it is on German soil.
Now what do you suppose he meant by putting that string
on his consent? Maybe he was afraid Mr. Aked would
get off and try to run things.
, A v Walt
THE PLUTE'S LIBRARY
Oh, stately books, in handsome cases, all standing in
their proper places, selected, with an artist's feeling, to
match the furniture and ceiling1 Pope's, Milton's, Scott's
and Shakespeare's crrindinir. done up in
that Shakespeare dub and kindred blighters and said
to him, 'Now, off you caper, and buy me books to match
this paper; the libra'ys here, so go and trim it with
Standard Works, and crowd the limit'." In my cheap
shack the books are scattered around the floor, all stained
and battered; they have no dcckeledged ambition they're
mostly fifty cent editions; but every hour and day I need
them, and all the neighbors come and read them.
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costly leather binding, and all so dismal and
forbidding, that you would cry, "Aw, quit
your kidding," if some one said, "Sit down
and read 'em, to browse around you have
full freedom." They stand in rows, all un
molested, unread, unfingered, undigested,
save when a housemaid comes to clean
them, and from the dust and cobwebs wean
them. The white exhibits them to callers,
and says, "They cost ten thousand dollars;
I hired a man who knows good writers
A Galley o Fun!
THE ETERNAL FEMININE
Another Allegorical Slander on the
In a vision 1 saw the end of all
Miings Mundane, and the cessation nt
lime. And before an angel stood a
youth, a man and a woman. The
flushed face of the youth glowed
ii-ith expectation: the eyes of the man
were lit with Joy, as one who has
: oiled for the great reward. The wo
man, too, looked pleased and expect
nt; out then a shade crossed her
face and she bit her Hp with vexation,
lor aha thought of herself: "Lo! there
"it no other women here to behold me
siilied above them!"
, And the angel beckoned .to the
Hill rnd gave him a robe, saying:
'.:ore is the garment of perfect hap
iiesa. It hath little difference from
i ? vestment of youth that now appar
you: but this will last forever!"
Viiil the youth cried joyously: "It Is
sir more beautiful than the one I
..-ear!" And he passed on, singing
The man received his robe, and his
f.icc was as a face illuminated, and
he spake, saying: "Lo! The way has
been long and the burdens I have
borne were heavy, but now I am
clothed in sweetness and light!" And
he went his way rejoicing.
Thsn the woman drow near, and In
her bosom her heart sang as a bird.
For was she not to have a new habili
ment? But, the robe being placed upon her,
she glanced down at It and said:
"Are you sure It becomes me?"
And the angel answered: "The
garment of perfect happiness Is be
coming to all who are becoming to J
But the woman heard him not, for
her eye had detected a flaw In the
Now, this flaw was of her own
doubt; but she saw only the flaw and
iuestloned not Its cause.
"I can fix It over," she thought;
Mid she sat down and picked at the
flaw. Then, as her fingers seized up
on a filmy strand of hope (for hope
la the woof of happiness, and content
ment is the warp), the threads ran,
and in a moment the garment of per
fect happiness was revelled Into i
hopeless tangle of dull colored threads
tit lisr feet.
Then the woman cried aloud: "Oh!
'Die flimsy thing! Let me try on
something else please!"
But the distributer of the garments
of perfect happiness was gone.
And the woman burst Into tears ray
ing it was just too mean for anything,
but that that was the way she was
Ain't you mean to say such things!
THE HUMAN DRtADNAUGHT.
Sir Giles And mark ye, Sir Perce
vol, the time will, come when no man
In light marching order will carry
more than 200 pounds.
WRONG MEANS, BUT DESIRED RE
Sunday-School Teacher Now, blnee
Johnny has told us that It was Joshua
who commanded the sun to stnr.d s 111,
fan anyone tell us why ho commanded
It to do so?
Willy ricase, Ma'am, I s'po'O it
was because Joshua didn't know any
thing about the earth, turnin' ou lie
A PROSPECT OF ENLIGHTENMENT
First Cannibal. The missionary
Kays Ills people do not make war on
Ihelr enemies In order to eat them.
Second Cannibal. They do not?
Then, I suppose he can give us a
whole lot of new reasons for Uillinp
i i. .
UNDER THE LOCAL OPTION PLAN
First Citizen Did you vote to allow
the saloons In this ward to keep open
Second CltUen No, sir! If a man
In this ward wants a drink on Sunday
let him go to iom other ward. That's
w hat I dot
' 'AFTER TWS TIGHT."
"This diagram shows just whore
sUugger was hit."
"YesT It might simplify mullets to
make a diagram showing where be
v ft -m; ii 1 ,v
0 Mi IVlT -
wasn't hit." . , .. .
Adopt This Habit
As Well As Men
Glass of hot water each morn
ing helps us look and feel
clean, sweet, fresh,
llappv, bright, alert vigorous and
vivacious a good clear skin; a nat
ural, rosy complexion and freedom
from illness are assured only by clean,
healthy blood. If only every woman
ami likewise every mau could realize
the wonders of the morning inside bath
what a gratifying change would take
Instead of the thousands of sickly,
anaemic-looking men, women and girls
with pasty or muddy complexions; in
.stead of the multitudes of "nerve
wrecks," "rundowns," "brain fags"
and pessimists we should see a virile,
optimitic throng of rosy-cheeked peo
An inside hath is had by drinking,
each morning before breakfast, a glass
of real hot water with a teaspoonful
of limestone phosphate in it to wash
from the stomach, liver, kidneys and
ten yards of bowels the previous day 's
indigestible waste, sour fermentations
and poisons, thus cleansing, sweaten
ing and freshening the entire alimen
tary canal before putting more food in
to ie stomnch.
Those subject 'to sick headache, bit
liousuess, nasty breath, rheumatism,
colds; and particularly thoe who have
a pallid, sallow complexion and who are
constipnted very often, are urged to
obtain a quarter pound of limestone
phosphate at the drug store which will
cost but a trifle but is sufficient to
demonstrate the quick ami eiunrkable
change in both health ami appearance
awaiting those who practice internal
sanitation, We must remember that
inside cleanliness is more important
than outside, because the skin does not
absorb impolitic to contnmiunte the
blood, while the pores of the thirty feet
of bowels do.
To Extend Influenece of
Commercial Clubs of State
To keep in touch with the formation
of a State chamber of Commerce to re
place the old Oregon Development
League, W. 51. Hamilton, president of
the Commercial Club and (). H. Luck,
business mnnager, attended a meeting
in Portland December 31. Present at
this meeting were prominent business
men from ail parts of the state, and
also officers from tho more active
It developed at this meeting that the
Oregon Development league was inade
quate for the coming development ot
the state ami that its functions would
not extend beyond that of advertising
the state, inducing settlers to locate.
As the League was not organized and
financed to promote the agricultural,
industrial and commercial development
of the state, it as proposed that a
strong (State Chamber of Commerce be
formed. Through this central state
chamber of commerce, it is proposed to
develop the state through legislation as
well as education.
This new body will be composed out
only of commercial clubs but granges
ami all other organizations and through
its actum, it is hoped that the granges
will work with the town chilis and com
mercial organizations for tho benefit of
A eoiniuitt.ee of nine was appointed
to propose definite plans of orgaization,
with instructions to report within 60
days. Mr. Hamilton uns selected as one
of the members of this important com
mittee. There Is more Catarrh In this section
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the last few yean
was supposed to be Incurable. For a
f;reat many years doctors pronounced It a
ocal diseusc and prescribed local reme
dies, and by constantly falling to cure
with local treatment, pronounced It incur
able. Science lins proven Cuturrh to be a
constitutional disease, and therefore re
quires constitutional treatment. Hall'i
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is the onl
Constitutional cure on the market. It U
taken Internally. It acts directly, on th
blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer one hundred dollars for any
case It falls to cure. Send for clrculari
Addreu: F, J. CHENEY CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Prussian. 75c.
Tuk Hall'i Family rills for constipation
NETTIE CKONK PASSES AWAY
Nettie Crook was bom at riaiuwcll,
Michigan. August 23, S(!7, and died
at Cottage Grove, Oregon, December
31, .1111.). nt the ago of 4S years, 4
months nnd .H days.
In ISO!), with her parents, she moved
to Allegnn, Michigan, where s!ie pessed
her girlhood days, moving with them
to Portland, Oregon, in 1S!K. Two
years Inter she went to Snuta Barbara,
California, wheie she was united in
marriage to Milson A. Hoss, Two
daughters were tho result of this union.
Minnie Loruiue, of Cottage tirove, and
Theluia, who fussed sway at .Salem.
Oregon, at the age of six years.
Mr. boss clime to Cottage drove in
1903 and two years and a half later
married Albeit II. Cm son of tout place.
Mrs. Cruson was a past noble grand
Always Watch This
Wa have all kinds of Axes, Sledges, Wedges, Saws and Equipments
for the woods.
All kinds of Corrugated Iron for both Boofs and Buildings.
A good 1800.00 Laundry Mangol, slightly used for one-fourth original'
$1B AND $20 NEW OVERCOATS AT 16.00.
I pay 1 1-8 cents per pound tot old rags.
I pay highest price tot hides and fur.
H. Steinbock Junk Co.
The House of Ball a Million Bargains.
SOS North Commercial Street. Phene 80S.
Poultry and Egg Circle
Elects Officers Saturday
The first anuual meeting of the of
ficers and members of the Salem, Poul
try nnd Egg Circle will be held next
Saturday at the commercial club. Aa
election' will be held of officers for the
coming year, and a general discussion
of the business of the Circle will take
The Circle was organized last June
through the assistance of Prof. Lamb
of Corvallis. At first the farmers were
rather slow to realize the advantages
to be gainer by pooling their shipments,
candling and classifying all shipments,
and establishing a reputation. But with
in the last two or three months, the
price received by the Circle has con
vinced many poultry raisers that the
Circle has been conducted for their
benefit and that it has been able to sell
strictly first class at an advanco of
several cents a dozen over the local
Circles have been organized at Dal
las, Lebanon, Corvallis and Stayton, all
shipping to Salem for shipment to the
highest, markets by the manager Sher
rill Feinting. Stayton organized last
u-pplt with ft charter membershin of 2.1.
The Circle as now organized dequircs
only an initial fee of $1 for each mem-hci-'
ChJi !h on id on the delivery of
pmu mil nt. the end of each month, a
DP-, ' - '
distribution of the profits is made,
above wliat was paid at time or un
livery. With the addition of the many new
members coming in since the stato fair,
the business of the Circle is now on a
permanent basis , with estaDlisiiea
Billy Sunday Convert
Kills Mother to Save Her
Syracuse, N. Y., .Tail. H. Because he
waiits his mother to "go to heaven
where she wouldn't have to work so
hard," Ed Buckeiiati, aged 2S, a Billy
Sunday convert, in a religious frenzy
today battered out her brains as she
stood working over her wushtub.
Though she struggled fiercely, upset the
tub and scattered the contents of a
lamp, the sou killed her within a short
Buchenau was so ardent a Sunday fol
lower that he had the house plastered
with pictures of the baseball evangelist.
DOCTOR SAVES A
Some time ago I was taken with
kidiyy t rouble which caused me to give
up my work as blacksmith. I lost my
appetite and could not sleep from the
dreadful pains that would come over
me, from my kidneys. I was treated
by a physician for ubout three months.
He could not help me so finally ha
prescribed Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Koot.
L started taking same and bofore f had
finished taking the first bottle I began
to eat and sleep better than 1 hnd in a
long time. 1 continued' to take sama
until I was entirely cured and took on
I am now back working at my trade
again ami never felt better in my life.
1 appreciate what Swamp-Root has done
for me and will recommend it to any
one who suffers with their kidneys.
When physicians fail to give relief and
then prescribe Swamp-Root, they sure
know of its merits. I nm,
Very truly vours,
S. A. HALE,
Henrietta, X. V.
State of Xew York )
County of Monroe )
S. A. Halo, of Henrietta, X. Y., being
duly sworn deposes and says that he is
the person who wrote the foregoing tes
timonial letter t Dr. Kilmer & Co., and
knows the fncts stated therein to bo
Subscribed and sworn to before ine
this 20th day of duly, ltKlil.
Morris T. Uriffin,
' Dr. Kilmer Jt Co
Biughamton, N. Y.
Prove What Swamp-Hoot Will Do
Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co.,
Biughamton, X'. Y., for a sample size
bottle. It will convinco anyone. You
will also receive a booklet of valuable
information, telling about the kidneys
and bladder, When writing, be sure
and mention the Salem Daily Capital
Journal. Regular fifty-cent and ono-dol-Inr
size bottles for sale nt all drug
md a highly esteemed member of Cot
tage Crove. Rebekah Lodge Xo, 24. The
remains were sent to Salem, and the
funernl was held from the undertaking
parlors of Rig.lon & Richardson, the
Rev. V. T. Porter, officiating. The ser
vices were in charge of Salem Rebek
alt lodge Xo, 1. Besides the husband,
slie is survived by a daughter, Loraine
Ross, her parents, Mr. ami Mr. B, It.
Cronk, of Snlem, and a sister, Mrs. Ar
chie L. Itiniitel. of Portland,
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