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Tl'KSDA V KV EX I XII,
.fun mi ry 11. II) HI.
CHARLES It. FIBTIEH,
Editor and Manager.
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THE BEST SHADE TREES
A prize was offered by the American Genetic associa
tion for the largest shade tree in the United States. The
contest brought photographs and descriptions of ?'H trees
from all parts of the country, and the prize was awarded
to a sycamore at Worthington, Indiana, forty-two feet
and three inches in circumference and 150 feet tall.
The Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture
recommends the sycamore as, on the whole, the best shade
tree to plant. It thrives from Maine to Florida and as far
west as Kansas, it is a quicK grower, attaining goou
size in ten years, and resists the attacks of insects and
fungi and the effects of the smoke, dust and gases of
cities better than most deciduous trees. And it averages
in size larger than any other shade tree.
The contest brought out some interesting informa
tion as to other large shade trees. The largest elm re
ported is "The Great Elm," Wethersfield, Connecticut, 28
feet in circumference and about 100 feet tall, which is
estimated to be 250 years old. A sassafras at Horsham,
Pennsylvania, is 15 feet, 10 inches in circumference four
feet from the ground. A white birch was found in Mas
sachusetts with a girth of 12 feet, two inches; a pecan
was found in Louisiana with a circumference of 19 feet,
six inches, and a catalpa in Arkansas with a girth of 16
The tallest shade tree found is a yellow poplar in
North Carolina, which is 198 feet high and has a circum
ference of :U feet, six inches.
The relative sizes of the coniferous trees are fairly
well established, the Big Tree of California being the
largest in the world; but information on the size attained
by deciduous trees in this country has been hitherto very
Prospective candidates are beginning to feel the cam
paign stir in their legs which makes them want to run for
some of lice, lhe open season for campaign slogans is
fairly on and again the hackneyed phrase "Lower Taxes"
drips from pen and tongue of the candidate. Surely it is
not necessary to remind the would-be public servants that
there were more lower tax slogans than campaign cigars
in use two years ago. The last legislature was elected
on a "Lower Tax" platform regardless of party or sex
and look at the record of this salfsame body of official
spendthrifts. What the 1914 lower taxers promised, and
what they did should stand as a horrible example for the
1916 candidate. "Lower taxes" is not only a bewhiskered
joke but everyone has heard it. Even in these days the
famous old "Why does a chicken cross the road?" gets a
husky guffaw from the rear seats but "Lower Taxes"
as a promise well, it can't be done, and as a joke it's no
The presidential year opens with one major nomina
tion settled in the popular mind. The other is wholly in
the realm of uncertainty. Four years ago both parties
were groping for probabilities, says the Cleveland Plain
dealer. Nineteen-twelve opened with President Taft and Sen
ator La Follette the only avowed candidates for the Re
publican nomination. Col. Theodore Roosevelt and Jus
tice Hughes were widely discussed as possibilities. The
judge, not yet having made it clear that he would not
consider the nomination, was deemed a "highly available
dark horse." The Review of Reviews was trying to per
suade the public, and perhaps itself, that the colonel would
not do anything so undignifed as entering a scramble for
a, presidential nomination.
"If the nomination should come to him in 1912," de
clared the Review of Reviews, "it will not be through
anything else except a yielding to the will of the Repub
lican party." Alas, how many preconceptions in politics
had to be revised before the end of 1912!
On the Democratic side, Governors Harmon and Wil
son and Speaker Clark led the discussions probably
about in the order named. Later, the order was exactly
reversed. Party sentiment had as yet shown no decided
preference for anyone in particular.
If the present year affords half the political surprises
that came in the last presidential twelve months period,
any opinion expressed now is likely to appear as ridicul
ous in review as the statement that Theodore Roosevelt
would enter no undignified scramble for his party
When peace finally comes it is probable some serious
questions will have to be settled, questions that now are
scarce thought of. One of these is the lesson taught by
Germany with regard to the division of food, so that every
person has a minimum, and this regardless of financial
condition. Then Germany, too, has set the example of
the fixing of prices and the curbing of speculation in food
stuffs. It is a long step toward socialism for it shows the
government's power to regulate the daily affairs of its
citizens, and demonstrates the beneficial results of so do
ing. When the war is over will not the Germans insist
on the government continuing this paternalism, and will
not the other nations insist on the same thing? The war
is far from over yet, and before it is over who knows what
examples will be set along the lines above indicated, and
now many new ideas concerning the rights of man will
have been evolved?
(By the News Editor.)
I will not announce the death or
King Menelik of Abyssinia more than
I will use my influence to get the
van fired who makes "Prison Gates
It awn" in a headline.
I will dash every "pretty romance"
between a nurse and her wealthy
?harge unless it is certified to.
I will resign before permitting a
:ow to browse through ' this paper,
fating dairymaids' purses containing
(ne hundred and fifty dollars.
I will see to it that poor relatives
ivho receive $2,000,000 each from an
unidentified aunt in England have to
chip in and buy the paper to get their
names into It.
I will not permit the "fair defend
ant" to be described as "beautiful,"
mid then print a picture shoving her
to be a lemon.
I will crumple up and throw In ths
faces of the writers all stories of men
finding J500 pearls in oysters.
I will give space to the deaths of
lhe "oldest Mason," the "oldest alum
nus," and the "oldest survivor of the
Mexican War" but one time each dur
ing the coming year.
I will take a course of training that
I may be aide to rub paste in the hair
of every reporter who allows the vie
tint to be killed by "some blunt instru
ment." It will take a ton of paste,
but I'll get it somehow.
Bulgaria has given notice of an intended attack on the
British and French at Salonika in the near future. Still
this may be a bluff, for if she invades Greek territory she
will drive Greece over to the allies. The Germans or Aus
trians might do this and the Greeks would perhaps stand
for it; but they certainly will never consent to their enemy
of a hundred years standing, crossing their borders with
The poor man who bewailed the prohibition law which
permitted well stocked cellars only to the well to do now
has the laugh on his wealthy neighbor who was so busy
laying in a supply of 1916 dry goods that he forgot to lay
in a supply of gasoline and the price has raised.
Now comes Mrs. II. Ford with an urge to mothers to
pray instead of spank. This will receive the enthusiastic
endorsement of all the children, says the Macon News.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The progressvies, in conference at Chicago, indicate
their willingness to accept any progressive republican
candidate for president, provided that his name is Theo
dore Roosevelt. Otherwise they will rally around Geo.
W. Perkins' pork barrel and maintain a separate organ
ization to the last. , ,
More than 60 counties in Indiana have filed Fairbanks
presidential petitions. This may surprise many folk
those who have forgotten that Indiana once elected Tom
Marshall governor, says the Cleveland Press.
"Peace with honor" is the only kind of peace the Bull
Moosers will accept from the G. O. P. That is just the way
they are talking across the ocean and with the result that
there isn't any brand of peace in sight yet.
4k wait Mason
' JQ IS
It's hard to keep smiling when troubles are piling their
eie:ht on vour neck till it's snrained: it's hard to keen
j v x j.
grinning when others are winning the prizes for which
vou have strained. It's hard to be cheerv
on days wet and dreary, when everything
near you looks drowned; it's hard to be
sunny when all of your money is sunk in a
hole in the ground. It's hard to keep laugh
ing when wearily quaffing the flagon of
grief to the dregs, it's harder to frolic when
you have the colic, or gout at the end of
your legs. But how will it aid you, when
i i .i i. Li .1
'1 ' jf 1 vvoe nas wayiaui you, 10 rumoie aim grum
) jfn ble and swear? There's nothing that's heal
ing jn kicking the ceiling, or biting the
rungs from a chair. It's hard to look pleas
ant when anguish is present, and yet it is strictly worth
while; not all of your scowling and fussing and growling
can show off your grit like a smile.
JUNE AND DECEMBER
Ah! Ereeze that flows while grows
That never knew December's snows,
Ask if she knows the woes of those
Whose purse felt dissolution's throes
When winds so cold and bold unroll
A counterplane upon the wold,
And roses sold for gold tenfold
As much as e'er their cups would
Ask why the rose that grows and
Class-shielded from December's snows
When winds so cold and bold un
A sheet of white upon the wold
Would always bring a smile for beanx
Whose untold love was thus well
When spring lias winter overbowled,
And once more around June has roll
ed, Why is it smiles are sparcely doled
For roses wrought in nature's mold!
Why Is It such caprice Bhe shows
When nature's lavish hand novi
A ransom for the Queen of Snows
Into her lap? Well, I suppose,
When all at last's been said and told,
She's just a maid the story's old!
' V; A
1915 State Fair Shows
Profits of $
Says Al Jones Report
The state fair board will hold its aii-
null I session tomorrow nt which time'
the report of Secretary W. Al Jones
will be submitted. The report ihow
that the UM.T state fair left a profit of.
IL'OS.US above cpenes and this sunij
'now remain to the eiedit of the statne:
fiir fund. The books were balanced
at tho end of the fiscal yenr IVccm-j
her 1. From all sources the sum of,
' .'iO.IISH.IH was received by the fair
hoar.l ami tin expenditure were IS,
l.'il.W while the balance received from1
the llU fair fund was .Jl2.U mak
ing the present balance JS.'JOS.OS.
i Mr. .lone states in his report that
I dividing the state into districts filed!
l to bring in any new farm exhibits audi
'that the fnmi exhibtis lat year were!
, almost exclusively from Southern Ore-
gnu and Willamette valley, lie also!
Idas plans for further improvement! In-1
side the fair ((rounds and siys that the
iinrd surface pavement put down this
year was only a starter.
A total of if l:i,0(M).;lii was iaid out In
race awards at the last fair and the
largest warrant drawn by a single
horse mini was $1000 paid to W, O.
University of California
Beaten by College Tossers
Oorvallis, Or., Jan. 11. The Univer
sity of Cnliforuiu basketball tossers,
again defeated, are oa their way back
to Portland today. They met another
Waterloo nt the hands of the Oregon
Aggies last night by a score of 2 to IT.
The game whs declared to be the most
sensational seeu here for years. At the
cud o( the first half the Ciiliforniniis
were in the lend 12 to I', and playing
like demons. Onrh Stewart took his
Aggies Into their dressing room and In
flicted a little mental punishment on
them, after which they emerged and
walloped the loiithemcrs.
IN STATUARY HALL. " "r
Mike She can use both hands
ind her without suspenders.
"I tell you, Congressman Grabmore
l" a fierce partisan of tho Administra
"What has lie done?" ''.-.
"Introduced a bill providing that the
.overnment publish a colored supple
ment to the Congressional Record In
which to caricature Its caricaturers."
Dr. W. A. COX
303 State Street
Reductions on all Dental
Work during January 1916
. CLEANING FREE
Plates as low as $7.50
Gold Crowns $3.50
Painless Extraction $..50
Guaranteed Work. Lady Attendant
Modern and Sanitary Office.
Dr. W. A. Cox
303 STATE ST.
Mrs. Drown You know I went to
the employment agency
Mrs. Jones Yes T Did you get
cook that suited you?
Mrs. Brown Why, no! I couldn't
tven get a cook that didn't suit me!"
LITTLE TALKS ON THRIFT
By S. W. STRAUS
freiiJtnt Amtrica Slciily for Thrift
man, and be
able and re
B c n j a in i n
is the quickest
To find out
words are true
or not, begin
t o save. A
person will be
bow much he will grow in his own
self-esteem, and his attitude of self
respect will compel respect from oth
ers, select some solid citizen of your
neighborhood who is known ta have
made and saved money. Observe tiie
assurance with which he walks the
streets and the confidence with which
lie meets people ; also how he is
looked-up-to by others. Truly Benja
min Franklin spoke wisely.
It is very much easier to make than
to save money. Nearly everyone
makes money, be It much or little,
but those who make little think only
those who make much can save. Now
anyone can save if he will. The
trouble is a dime looks so small. It
is only ten pennies or ten cents and
ten cents is almost nothing. It is
liardly missed. Yet one little ten cent
piece saved every day for ten days
means a dollar and each dollar set
to earning for you, the earlier in life
the better, will surprise you at the
end of a period of time by its in
dustry. A good way to create the saving
habit is to determine to save a dime
every day even a nickel or a cent,'
in the case of a very small pay en
velope. Make almost any sacrifice;
to save the sum you have set out to
save. Or another rather enticing form
of thrift is to save every dime you
get, or every nickel or every penny
no matter how many you get in a day
You will soon have a dollar, then ten
dollars and finally it will get to be.
a hundred dollars and you will feel
quite a capitalist. By this time you
will have journeyed far on the way
to thrift and you will find It not
a hard road. Be sure of one thing!
You will never have anything unlesi
you save something. You cannot eat
your cake and have It, too.
The same might be said regarding
this country and the waste of Iti
! natural resources. According to tho
scientific report of the United States
Geological Survey, there Is one-half
as much coal wasted In America at
is marketed. "With regard to petro
leum," says the report, "the situation
is a good deal more serious. Petro
leum has been used for test than
thirty years, and it is estimated that
the silpply will last about twenty-fiva
or thirty years longer. If production
is curtailed and waste stopped, it may
last till the end of the century. In
natural gas the waste Is enormous.
One hundred million cubic feet aro
estimated to be wasted into air every
twenty-four hours. The gas supply
will last about twenty-five years.
Wherever we turn - we encounter,
waste. Each individual, however, can
help to counteract this thriftless spirit
by being careful. Now, at the be
ginning of a new year, is an oppor
tune time to rjsolve to become a saver
of lime, health and money.
FUTURE AND PRE8ENT.
He What was the result of your
visit to the pianist?
She I've got a fortune coming to
me some day, and I'm five dollars out
HOW IT LOOKED.
First Novice The game aeems deii
ccdly shy I
Second Novice Yes; somebody
must have been shooting at it besides
WAS DONE -...
i-' Vuckoyle. I suppose while you
were In Tarls you did as the Parisians
Newrlche (hotly). Do you mean to
call me a robber? - .
Tim l,.,.fi!ri lit- V.... f P..l.a,. t (I1.,..
last iiij(ht at tho Willamette ehipel
was wen attended. I lie protestor spoke
on " Itiihinilrauatii Tasrore. the Hindoo
lioet anil Mvstie. " iin.1 ve:ul nnvnivil
leetiniis from some of his works. Ta
yore, although u iiinii little hoard of, is
jninio-r considerable popularity having,
won the Nobel prize in 1915 'for hav-i
ini; made .the best contribution to poet-1
ry duriirr the past year. His poetry is
of a slllH,r-n:ltlli"tl nature mul hnu I ;
of a mystical content to it. Tiirotc hns;
written over Kill volumes, of which
only seven or eii;ht have been translat
ed into Knplish.
Tiio next nl.er on the l'acultv lec
fuvA ...mi,.j.i ...111 1 1 a tl, I...'n-. f
..... .v...- Mill nr ,u.lL km en u -ITUI,
Helen Miller Nctm, on " Inabilities, I'os-!
nihilities, Probabilities, ' ' at the chapel!
The hue ilclinrtilinnf nf VV;il in,..ltn I
university will Imhl n mnnt cm.vt m.'
nililit ill the county court house. The!
ease to be tried 14 nrw nt tnhni i
services performed. The two counsels:
...1 , .
vwiu nni pieuii me case are: Mieelv,
plaintiff; Paul Smith, defendant.
The trial will befrin at 7:30, it is of
interest to those who are taking cours
es in law, as it. gives tiiem practical
worn 111 inoir cnosen profession.
1 tie senior class held a short meet
iii!i this mornin r nnd wern nn.;ft.i
a party to be held at the home of Miss
r.va nngue on aturd.iy evening.
ine faculty Hold their regular month
nicotine this nftormmn in 11..1. n .u.
den's room, mutters concerning coin
ing examinations were discussed.
The intr-colleiate prohibition soci
ety met this afternoon to organize and
also to make arrangements lor tiie
coming oratorio il contest in which Wil
lamette has had a representative everv
year for a long time.
Tho varsity book store has changed
hands. Roland .leffrev h
his interest, in the store to Karl Chap-!
pier, and here.u'ter Mr. Clmppler will!
handle the stor" alone. When asked
what he intended to do with his stock
of liquid jfoods which he had left on
his hands since the state wont dry, ho
replied that ho would still continue
to supply his patrons with either red
Prof. Helen Miller Sonn's class will
present in the near future a part of
the Merchant of Venice. Those in th
cast .ire very enthusiastic over the pos
sibilities of the play.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS .
Jennie Lick t U. Orabenhorst,
lots is nml Hi, Orabenhorst Fruit
Fa mis, No, 3,
U. W. Murphy et ux to Mrs. Ida Ola
Kobinson, J. T. Um h ulaiui, 10, 11, 1
J. I). Mishlor to A. Of. and Amelia
Kaurtinan, part l. I.. (.. of John Con
lee, No. .14, 4, 1 W.
Thomas A. LimNny ct ux to Jacob
Ti-miH, 1). I c. of John fouler, 54,
.lidin (iioiniu,- s er nt tr. Chua A
(reminds, lot 1, block 1, lots 6 Jn 7,
block 1, Cnnhvell Add., Salem.
Hunt and Steeves et it 1 to Lawrence.
Hunt et 111, Oieo. W. Hunt claim, M. b,
Ceo. 0!. Nelson et ux to Kllis H.
Humboldt, part of block IS, Nob Hill
'.Frank Hollowyeter et nv to Mrs.
Mary Irwiu, H .. of lot 3, IlattlcCreok
t nut turn! Xo. 1.
W. A. Wise et ux to Western Bond
t. ;M,?'ll Co- w 12 of tract 8 and
I. 1-2 nt tr ict 9, Wise Acres.
Western Pond & Mortgage Company,
to S. A. Wise, lot 5 iu tract 15, Wise
Phone 81 for better carrier
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
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AU kinds of Corrugated Iron for both Hoofs inrl RniMin Z
A good MOO.00 Laundry Mangel, .light), ed' til Kftrigia.l
1 AND 120 NEW OVERCOATS AT 15.00. 1
I pay 1 1-2 cents per pound for old rags. Z
I par highest price for hides and Mr. T
H. Steinbock Junk Co. $
an, arv HU Bargain.. I