Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 19, 1916)
Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
CITARLKS H. FltSHER,
Editor and- Manager.
FDBLISHF.D EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
L. S. BARNES,
CHA3. H. FISTIER,
Daily by cnrrier, per year $5.00 Per month.
, Daily by ninil, per year 3.00 lVr muutli.
FULL LEASED WIRE
Ward-Lewis-Williams Special Agency
The Capital Journal carrier boys are instructed to put the papers on the
pjreh. If the carrier does not do this, misses you, or neglects petting the
piper to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, us this is the only
nay we can determine whether or not the cnrriel'9 are following instructions.
Phone Main SI.
OREGON PAPER SIZES
The Medford Mail-Tribune has the Roosevelt situation
sized up that the progressives will hold their convention
the same day as the regulars, and in the same city. That
they will at once nominate Roosevelt and a running mate,
and so serve notice on the regulars that the only candi
dates acceptable to them will be those named by their own
: The Mail-Tribune thinks the regulars will take their
medicine and indorse the nominees of the progressives.
Our contemporary may have it sized up right, but only
, time will or can show. Roosevelt is a shrewd politician,
' with boundless ambition, and just what he will or will not
do is past all guessing.
One thing though is assured, and that is that while the
leaders of the regulars may be forced to accept him as a
candidate, there is no power on earth that can force the
rank and file of the party to vote for him.
If the Mail-Tribune has the case properly diagnosed,
Teddy would make an ideal leader in Mexico, as the meth
ods suggested are of that brand of politics that relies on
PROMISE OF BUMPER WHEAT CROP
A Portland crop expert has been examining into the
wheat crop conditions of the Northwest, and presents a
highly gratifying report.
Crop conditions for winter wheat have never been
better, being pronounced by him as "ideal.'' Counting on
the sowing of spring wheat to make up for the slightly de-
creased acreage of winter, he estimates next year's crop
for Washington, Oregon and Idaho at 90,000,000 bushels.
t In this connection it might be mentioned that yester
day's reports indicate that 40 per cent of the 1915 crop was
' still in the hands of the growers, and at the same time the
price jumped at Tendleton to above a dollar at that
Farmers through the valley have been holding their
wheat for a dollar, and if yesterday's prices hold they will
' get it. There are several hundred thousands of bushels in
the valley, and if the price stays at one dollar., or better, it
will most of it change hands within a week or two. This
will go far toward relieving the financial situation
through the valley.
The true inwardness of the matter of changing secre
taries of the state fair board has not yet been made public,
but is apt to be soon. The board stood two for and two
against the present incumbent, with Mrs. Edyth Tozier
Wetherred in doubt until yesterday morning when she de
cided against Jones and so elected Mr. Lea. There must
have been considerable feeling over the matter as the two
members supporting Mr. Jones handed in their resigna
tions from the board as soon as its action was taken, and
there can be no doubt that the board sustained a severe
loss when Booth and West retired from it. Mr. Booth as
president has devoted a great deal of his time to the state
fair and his good business judgment has contributed much
toward building up that institution to the high plane it
reached last year. It will be difficult to find a man of his
ability who will give it the attention and time that Mr.
Booth has devoted to it.
The members of the Ford peace party say they will re
main indefinitely at The Hague because they cannot get
back to Stockholm without danger to themselves. Dr.
Aked and Madame Schwimmer say it will be months be
fore the commission can do anything more than prelimin
ary work, but assert their determination to stay with the
ship so long as Ford foots the bills. It is stated Ford pays
Aked $25,000 a year for giving up his pastorate and this
will no doubt point to that gentleman where his duty lies.
How much Ford is paying Madame Schwimmer and what
for, is not known. According to recent dispatches Ford
was greatly disappointed in the lady, she having sadly de
ceived him as to her backing in Europe.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
DORA C. ANDRESEN,
Sec. nnd Treas.
ITuTrr R. Fishor Co.
30 N. Dearborn St.
A German paper puts it rather forcibly in speaking of
the Allies' latest move in Greece, saying: "They intend to
assassinate a country that refused to commit suicide."
This shows pretty thoroughly what Greece is up against,
for the expression indicates the Teuton Allies would have
annihilated Greece as they have Serbia, Montenegro, and
Belgium, had it gone against them, and at the same time
points out that the allies are about to do that country up
because it refuses to join them. It seems to be pretty hard
sledding for Greece even though it is mid winter.
To settle a dispute between Roseburg men the question
of whether or not a red fox would climb a tree, the mat
ter was submitted to no less an authority on tree climbing
tnan ineodore Koosevelt. That gentleman, looking at the
matter possibly from a political viewpoint, said there was
considerable distinction among the different fox species.
It was his opinion that a red fox would climb a tree if
closely pursued. Sometimes foxes and politicians have no
other recourse; they must shin a tree or go to the dogs.
The latest comforts added to the up-to-date auto are a
baby hammock where the youngster may sleep undis
turbed at a 60 mile an hour gate, and a cigar shield which
will permit the baby's daddy to smoke at the same place.
The dining room attachment and bath are only things
needed to give the auto all the comforts of home. When
these are perfected it will be justifiable to trade the house
for an auto. Many seem to think this a good thing and
will trade even under present equipments.
British medical authorities are pointing out that since
the war the proportion of boy babies is increasing. One
shows for each 1,000 girl babies the following number of
boys: In January and March, 1915, 1,032; March, 1,043;
April and June, 1,055. This reads all right and is believed,
but when the report goes on to say that "Advance records
indicate that the ratio will be even greater in 1916," we
refuse to take stock in the doctor's "advance information."
It seems rather hopeless to even think about getting
warring nations to consider peace, while church factions
will quarrel, and carry their contentions to the extreme
of killing each other, and this over the possession of a
church building in which to worship God. This happened
at Scranton, Pennsylvania, yesterday. While there were
no murders committed over it, the row in Portland over
the Taylor street church was scarcely less vindictive.
Senator Stone was not far wrong when he insinuated
that those who were shouting the loudest;'1 for war with
Mexico would be the last to shoulder a gun and go to the
front in case war was declared.
There are many opinions as to the present weather,
some pronouncing it "the best ever. '' These cheerful ones,
however, are mostly plumbers.
If I could read my title clear, to mansions in the skies, I
would not get too chesty here, or shy at sinful guys. Too
many good men seem to wear a halo o'er the brow, and in
their every act
thou." Too many have no patience with the
gent who goes astray, with Jones or Robin
son or Smith, who jumps the narrow .way. !
They have for such a stern rebuke, from)
love and kindness free; while Matthew, j
Mark, and John and Luke are preaching;
charity. They have the frozen face for all j
whose sins have brought distress, while that j
good scout, Apostle Paul, is boosting gentle
ness. Since they have won their diadem, at '
bargain counter cost, it surely cuts no ice I
with them, if-other souls are
harps and crowns," their actions seem to say, "and we'll
exchange our hand-me-downs for snowy robes some day.
The pathway to the golden gates lies plain before all men;
we have no patience with the skates who stray, and stray
again !" And yet it may be that the boys whose feet have
wandered wide, will corral all the choicest joys that heav
en can provide.
From C. J. Caesar
"Belated dispatches from C. J. Cae
sar, or Campaigning ra Belgium 67 B,
C" Is the subject chosen by Dr. Arthur
Patch McKiulev for his lecture Friday
evening in I lie auditorium of the public!
Dr. McKiulev is head of the depart-1
ment of language of the Lincoln, I'ort-j
laud high school and has been teaching
in Portland for the pnsl fifteen years,
lie taught In the I'niversily of Califor
nia two years mid was also with the
high school of Sun Kmnrlsro for seierall
The lecturer ranks high tu Hie edu-j
rational councils of the northwest. He
is u prominent member of the North
west Classical association n"d is regard
!ed ns nn authority on the direct method
,U,'ir,,i,,K i'V'T1", , JlaJWh. penetrating, sat.s
Ho is n graduate of Harvard tin.! f,-l)jr 1H, . ,,,, nwh f,,r ,
' from this university comes his doctor's banishes nil skin eruptions and makes
! degree. itue skill soft, smooth anil health)'.
llo is a clever speaker and succeeds! Zeuio, Cleveland.
declare, "I'm holier than:
lost. "We have secured our1
in bidding the closest attention of his
audiences. In order that the entertain
ment at the opera house may be attend
ed by those who wish to hear Dr. .Me
Kinlay, the lecture will begin promptly
nt :II0 o'clock. The entertainment at
the nperx house will not begin until
Try Capital Journal Want Ads.
Makt Skin Smooth
There Is one safe, dependable treat
ment that relieves Itching torture in
stantly and (hut cleanses and soothes the
Ask any Arninlsr for 2iV bottle of
seino and apply It as directed. Boon
you will lind that pimples, black bends,
fcemn, rlnitwnrm nod similar skill trou-
)Jc s(c )( ft sfc sfc sc sjc )(c st )(t sjc Jc sfc s(t ijt
Editor Capitil .journal: I have
Hote l with interest what has been said
in the Open Forum on the question of
the employment ur a eountv agricultur
ist. Now, I have taken pains to try to
find out just how farmers stand oa
this much talked of matter.
These are some of t'no reasons assign
ed by the opposition:
"Don't need anyone to tell us how
to grow bigger crops now. Better get
our nurket system in working order so
we pan sell at a profit what is now pro
duced. When we see n chance to cot
better prices then we fanners will roll
up our sleeves and double our yield. A
county agriculturist' may be of some
help then, hut not now, unless he em
ployes his time in helping to develop
markets and a system of farm credits.!
those who seem so much concerned'
.hout providing the farmers with an
expert' agriculturist would use their in
fluence first in opening up a real up-to-date
public market in Salem th'-ir
efforts would not he so subject of
wrong interpretations, lie said the!
market, where now located is taken by
many as an evidence on the part of
some one; or a subtle plan to kill the
movement in S.ilom and charge its fail
ure up to the producer and consumer.
"Why, of course, we need an expert
agriculturist," said another farmer.
"Hut we need a man who insists on a
free hand like K. li. Coglnn, agricul
turist for Lane county. During the
pust yen- that man worked among the
fanners and grange organizations,
teaching them 1 do real meaning of co
operative buying and selling. Jle has
organized the fanners into bodies to
transact much of their own business
through committees and sub-committees.
"In the subordin te granges many
plans of saving cash are now being car
ried out in pooling orders for beet
pulp, brooms, groceries, shipping live
stock to Portland markets and tiie like.
"One committee, was required to pro
mate a public market in Kugene. On
the first day the market wns open only
eight booths were occupied. Six weeks
later on the corresponding day -bi firm
er were selling their own products in
beefs, five muttons, 21 hogs, 300
chickens, home cookery, canned fruit,
besides wagon loads of vegetables and
boxed fruit. That 's the way the coun
ty agriculturist in Lane county has
started things going among the farm
ers. But tiiis is not one half of what
he has done for the development of ag
riculture around Eugene. Mr. foglon
is proving to be, a real agricultural
Moses, leading the Lane county farm
ers out. of the wilderness of iliscourag
meats through which they were grop
ing, lie has also made it possible f jr
the needy families in Kugene to get
food nt prices they can afford to pay,
much of which would have gone to
waste on the farms had il not been for
the public market. Yes sir, we need a
county agricuturist in Jlnrion county,
but he should realize that his time niid
energy should bo used along the line
that iias brought so much benefit to
Lane county ami Eugene. If we can
not have an agriculturist who is able
and willing to work nloag the lines fol
lowed out by the Lane county agricul
turist we had better have none nt all."
I found several farmers quite uncon
cerned about an expert farm adviser
being employed for their benefit. Hut
those who did express themselves were
of the opinion that his services could
be of little value except along the
lines above indicated.
Snlcin, Oregon, January 17.
It may bo Cupid's fault and then
again it may not, but t'no f.ict remains
that but three marriages have taken
place in Linn county Ibis year. It
must be remembered Hint this i leap
year and duo allowance, must be niiule
to Cupid for the f .let that the fair woo
ers may not be thoroughly familiar
with the gamo yet. There is no doubt
but that women iias always done the
choosing, but she has always continued
to make man undergo the agonies of
proposing. This new order of things
may be to blame. Mere man is holding
off ind the fair pursuers are still too
bashful. After the next mouth a dif
ferent report is expected. Albany
ii,, ,i..ii.... e.et.. j ,.,,
""H" 1 1 .,V,,, unci- rtui v-
years, is all the monev T. 8. Cooper
says iie received from Iris employer, J.
C. Hohlen. of Glenada. Saturday,' Coop
er filed suit in tho circuit court asking
that he be given judgment for $lil!l.'J.i
which he Alleges is due him for wages,
the last three years.
According to the complaint Cooper
says he was chore ninn on lloldcn's
plnce nt Gleunila. He says he worked
faithfully for three veins nn l for his
services he says be inn onlv received
his board And room and l.f.l in cash,
He alleges further in his complaint
that $ MiS is ii reasonable wage for his
services. He asks judgment for
iMllH.S.'i. Eugene Guard.
Mrs. John Disher, nged 72 years, a
member of the Eugene branch of tnc
Daughters of the American Revolution,
died at her home, n." West Sixteenth
street. At tl o'clock Monday morning.
Mrs, Disher had been ill but a fen
days, death coming unexpectedly. Mrs.
Disher is survived by her husband, two
brothers. Jeffrey Huffman, of Kugene,
mid John Huffman, of Poplnr Bluffs,
Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Koso fan
ning, niid Mrs, Sofiona Disher, both ot
M icliignii, Eugene Guard.
Mrs. Edith Wheeler, aged 72 yearn,
died At her home, bid East Eleventh
avenue at S o'clock Monday morning.
The cause of death is not known, the
death certificate not hnvuig been sign
ed, Mrs. Wheeler, is a member of the
Daughters of the American liovululion
PAIN IN BACK, MISERABLE ALL OVER
Dear Mr. Editor:
All last winter I suffered from a ter
rible pnin in my back. I felt miserable
all over, nnd-could not walk but a short
distance. Was unable to work and did
not sleep well at night as I was obliged
to arise frequently. 1 learned of Dt.
Tierce's Anuric, that cures such trou
bles, ami sent to him for a trinl pack
age. This relieved roc of getting up nt
night, in a short time, and I have gained
considerable. I am better now than I
have been for some time; sleep better,
have less rheumatism and do quite a lot
of work for a woman of my nge. 1 hud
brick-dust settlings in my water before
using "Anuric," now there is none.
Kindly print this letter, it nlny help
some one else who suffers as I did, or
(Signed) Mrs. Ella A. Garrison.
Xote: Every man or woman ought
to use occasionally, a proper remedy for
and has been activo in church circles.
She was member of the First Method-1
ist church in this city. She is survived.
by her husband, one daughter, Mis.;
.Nellie C.ispcrson, of Eugene; four sons,
Ralph W. Wheeler, of Vankton, Soutn
I'akota; .Prank Wheelr, of Point Ter
race. Oregon; Harvey A. Wheeler, of
Xagnsaen, Japan; anil Marl; If. Wheel
er, of Kafing, China. Eugene (Kurd.
li. W. Meadows, who lives at the cor
ner of Portland and Eleventh streets
this city, went up Bear creek Saturday
evening to look for game. At an early
stage of the quest he was happily sur
prised to find eight saucy raccoons in
one tree ind not a very large tree,
either. He lost no time in getting busy;
about that tree-load of game; nad,!
when he had finished the job, he had
six coons bagged by shooting them
and the seventh was captured without i
hurting it. The eighth got away. If)
any amhitinus Xiinrod in the country;
can beat the result of this coon hunt in;
one short evening, he's next. Medford;
The high school was cleared of stu
dents in lit) seconds and the Barclay in
4") seconds ill a fire drill called by J.
K. Hedges, chairman of the school
board Monday afternoon. In the pres
ent cold weather, the heating plants of
tlie public schools are kept going both
night and .ill day, as well as ou Sun
duv and Saturd.iv,
While attempting to follow its fath
er, J. II. Gardner, from the house to
the mail box nqar ijerliinsi creek, little
Albert, aged two years, accidentally
fell into Perkins creek and was drown
ed on December 27. It Appears that
ilr. Gardiner, us was his usual cus
tom, started to go to the mail box
which is on the road from Gai diner to
Glenadii, to get his mail. Jt is supposed
that the child attempting to follow
and in crossing over the footbridge be
tween the house and the road, the child
fell off the bridge into the creek. It
was but n few minutes before the litllc
one was missed and search was made
for it. After about 10 minutes the
father found the child's body in the
creek but a few feet below the bridge
lodged beneath a pile of driftwood,
witii the back of his head barely out of
the water ami life extinct. Port Urn
Curving provisions for a three days'
trip, three residents of West Rosenitrg
left this morning for the relief of E. 0.
McAllister, wife and two children, who
are snowbound in their cabin on the:
const range. No word has been receiv-'
ed from the family and although there1
is no fear as to their safety, ns they
clime from a cold country,' it was!
thought th.it they might be short of;
provisions and would need assistance
in coining from t'neir home. The party
left fully equipped to make their way
over the -0 miles of difficult trail on
which the snow in many places lies 8
nr.d 10 feet deep. They are nlso pro-1
pared to bring the fain'ilv to this city
in the event they desire to come.
Kosilinrg Evening Xewi.
You have swollen feet niid hnndsl
Stiff, achy joints! Sharp shooting,
rheumatic puins torture you. You
have aching back, pnin in the lower
abdomen, difficulty when urinating!
Look out! These nro danger signals.
Trouble is with your kidneys, t'ric
acid poisoning, in one form or another,
has set in. It may lend to dropsv or
fatal Blight's disease if not checked,
Cet some GOLD MEDAL Haarlem
Oil Capsules immediately. They are
an obi preparation, used all over the
world for centuries, combining natural
healing oil nud herbs, well-known to
puysicians ami useu h.v tliousnnds in
their daily practice. The Capsules nie
not nn experimental, makeshift "pat
ent medicine," or "salt"', whose effect
is only temporary. They are a stand
ard remedy, and act naturally, gently
nnd quickly, Hut when you go to the
druggist, insist on getting the pnre,
original Haarlem Oil In Capsules. Be
sure the name GOLD MEDAL is on
the box, and thus protect yourself
When easterners are shown those
natural color pictures of the Columbia
highway it should be explained that,
fine ns they are, they are not the real
Always Watch This
Vtr rartl avi m
, -.- - ---- . . ....
ru a rte WVJUDSIVIAIN
We hve all kinds of Axet, Sledges, Wedgei, Saws and Equipments
for the woods. '
All kiadi of Cornigntea Iroi for both Hoofe and Buildings.
A good $800.00 Laundry Manjol, slightly uaed for one-fourth orlirlnal
118 AND 120 NEW OVEBC0AT8 AT $3.00.
I par 1 12 cento per pound for old tags.
I py highest price for hide and far.
H. Steinbock JunlcCo.
. t - The HoM" of EM Million Bargains.
SflS North Cnmirerrl.l Htraa ...
I the headache, backache, lauquor, nerv
ousness nad depression to which he pr
she may bo subject. When the kidneys
are weak or diseased, these natural fil
ters do not cleanse the blood sufficient
ly, and the poisons arc carried to all
parts of the body. There follow depres
sion, aches and pains, heaviness, drowsi
ness, irritability, headaches, chilliness
and rheumatism, In some peoplo there
: are sharp pains in the back and loins,
distressing bladder disorders and some
I times obstinate dropsy. The uric acid
sometimes forms into gravel or kidney
stones. When the uric, acid affects the
muscles and joints, it causes lumbago,
j rheumatism, gout or sciatica. This is
i the time to try "Auric," the new dis
i oovery of Dr. Pierce for kidney trouble
and pains in buck and all over body!
Writo Dr. Pierce, send 10c for a large
trial package, or ask your druggist now
for a 50-cent box of "Anuric."
Is War Responsible
For More Boy Babies?
By Wilbur S. Forrest.
(Tailed .Press Staff Correspondent.)
London, Jan. 1". (By mail.) la
war responsible for a greater and in
creasing proportion of boy babies!
This question is engaging the atten
tion of Hiitish medical Authorities, fol
lowing the liegistrar-General's report
that all records for boy babies born in
lid large towns in England and Wales
have been broken during tho last nina
As against 1000 female births, 1,0,12
boys were born in Jauuiry an I March;
1 ,0-4.'l in April and June and 1,05.5 in
July, August and September. Advance
records indicate that the ratio will be
even greater from October to January,
191(1. A theory that somo' natural law,
yet undiscovered, lends to the birth of
more hoys than girls during x nation's
war stress is partially borne ont by
reports from Austria, where the male
birtas havo exceeded female births dur
ing the! war, to an c-voa greater extent
than in England.
Professor W. R, Halliburton, Dean of
Medicine, at King's college, London,
discussing the subject, declired today
that there is no scientific theory to
justify tho belief.
"The fact is there," he stated. "We
must look upon it ns a wise dispensa
tion of Providence. One popular ex
planation is that the anxiety or priva
tion of the mother during the pre-nu-tal
period has some influence on deter
mining the sex of her child. But no
scientific explanation warrants such
an idea." Professor Arthur Dendy of
tho Zoological and Animal Biological
faculty, King's College, declared that
prevailing birth conditions could not be
attributed to mere coincidence. He was
unuble to cxpluiir further.
Official records made public by the
Hegistr.ir-deiicrnl also said that' the
marriage rate for England and Wales
during the Inst three months was tho
highest in history "l.S persons per
Attempt to Blow Up
the Chinese Emperor
Peking, Jan. 10. Numerous arrests
were made today in a plot to blow up
Emperor Yuan Shi Kai. Explosives
hud been found in the palace.
San Francisco, Jan. 10. San Fran
cisco Chinese were inclined today to
attribute the plot against Yuan 'a life
to revolutionary adherents. Tho re
bellion against Ihe empire, they clnini,
hns beenn growing gradually, and they
believe that some of the revolutionists
sought by dynamite to accomplish
quickly their plans for the overthrow of
the new government and the re-establishment
of th cold republic.
Ohio hns six nntive sons in the Unit
ed States senate, not to mention tho
long waiting list for the presidency.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Dr. Osier on Tuberculosis
Sir WIHInin Osier, nne of the fore
most of llvlnic nirillcsl mrn, fur.
mrrlr of Johns Hopkins, HnlllmorF,
anil now Hrxlus I'rufnasor of Slrti
oliir nt Oifnrtl, t lu his "Practice
of Mrdlclup" (ISIIVI), nn pave aim
"The hraltnjr of nulnioiinry tulicr
euloslN Is shown elhilcnlly hy th
recovery of nntlrnts In whose siHtta
elastic tissue anil hnvllll hnvr hrrn
found. In ihf srranulatlnns
nrmlm'ts anil aaaot'latnl pneumonia
a senr tissue Is formed, while the
amnllrr caseoua nreas become Isn
preitnnted with lime snlta. To uch
t'ondlllnn nlone should the term
heallns; he applied."
Many eminent medical authorities
have testliled to the efllcnoy of llin
salts In the treatment' of tubercu
losis, and tho success of Kckninn s
Alterative In this and allied throat
and bronchial affections may be clue
partly to the fuct that it contains
a lime salt so combined with other
valuiible liiKiedients as to be eaBlly
Widespread uso of this remedy In
numerous enscs of tubernulosls
many of which appear to have yield
ed completely to It JustlNes our be
lief that It is worth a trial, unless
some other treatment already Is
succeeding;, It contains no opiates,
narcotics or hnblt-formlnsr drugs.
We make no promises concernliiK it
any more that reputable physicians
five promises with their prescrip
ions, but we know of many cases
In which IT HAS HELPED.
Your druRKiat hns It or can get '
It, or you can send direct.
Kcltaiaa Laboratory, Philadelphia.
Ad Changes Often
. . .