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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
.(miliary 20. 1!II.
CHARLES H. FISHER,
Editor and Alauager.
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Phone Muin 81.
A SAMPLE OF AMERICAN UNTHRIFT
The Agricultural department calls attention to the
waste of flax straw in the United States. The growing
of flax in this country is principally for the seed from
which linseed oil Is made. The straw is let go to waste,
or a large part of it is, according to the department.
The amount of straw derived from this source is placed
at 1,600,000 tons, and of this only about 200,000 tons are
used. The balance, 1,400,000 tons are burned or allowed
to go to waste. ' Attention is called to the fact that this
straw if saved and used would furnish the United States
with its full supply of wrapping paper as well as writing
material of that kind.
While this vast amount of raw material is allowed to
go to waste we import thousands of tons of flax waste,
and rags for the burpose of making paper. -
The flax seed crop is estimated at 20,000,000 bushels
and its value at $:K,000,000. Tho flax straw, the depart
ment estimates, would be worth in the neighborhood of
$8,000,000 more if it was all utilized. At the same time it
is pointed out that there would not be a large profit in
handling this flax waste, but it would furnish employment
to considerable labor, and would keep several million dol
lars now sent abroad for rags and flax waste, at home.
The most important feature of the matter is that it
would be a fine lesson in thrift, which the American is
shyer of than any other nation or people. Once we begin
to stop this kind of drains or our national wealth, and at
the same time learn to rely on ourselves we will have
made a long stride toward commercial freedom.
The present war has demonstrated to what a great ex
tent this country is dependent on others for the things she
should produce herself. We are dependent absolutely on
Germany for dyestuffs, yet we could make them here as
well and as cheaply as it is done in Germany. We are
dependent on Germany, or have been heretofore, even for
the dolls and toys with which we amuse and please our
children. All sorts of chemicals which we could easily
make here we send to Germany or other countries for,
and so it goes through a long and really surprising list.
And while we are sending abroad ior things we could
and should make at home, we are shouting for a tariff to
prevent foreigners competing with us. We burn our flax
waste and pay duties on the same material imported from
other countries. We want a tariff to keep the foreign
wool grower from competing with the American grower
and import rags free to be made into shoddy for use by
Americans instead of wool, which we keep out if we can.
The flax waste is not of such vast importance, but the
lesson it teaches is. The present industrial school move
ment was due to State Superintendent of Schools Alder
man seeing some Yamhill school children sending to town
for popcorn, when they could grow all they wanted with
little effort. He impressed that fact on the youngsters
and also on the school system ol the state. It the llax
waste can be turned to so good an account as the pop corn,
and the lesson of thrift and self reliance it suggests, be
conned and profited by, the department bulletin calling
attention to it will have served a good purpose.
Madame Bernhardt says: "All the diabolical plots
in the world can't keep me from making another farewell
tour of America." She says she has received all kinds of
threatening letters signed with ter-r--rible Teuton
names, but if she is fated to die in America then she will
die there that is all. She says she will hit this country
in October. Sara may have lost a leg and some of her
exuberant and perennial youth but she has not lost her
art of getting plenty of free advertising.
San Francisco hold-ups have a new stunt, as Charles
Murray, a hotel man, learned yesterday. He saw a pretty
girl and young fellow holding hands at a street corner,
and apparently about to begin a kissing match. As he
walked up close to them, the man drew a club and struck
him over the head. Only arrival of third nersons ore-
vented him being robbed. "Spooning bandits" is the name
already applied to them.
When President Wilson starts on his stumping tour
in advocacy of preparedness, he will be trailed by a
formidable array of peace advocates. Among these will
be Bryan, Rabbi Wise, Dr. David Starr Jordan, Oswald
Villard, Meyer London and Morris Hillquitt. Mrs. Wilson
will accompany the president, and it is easily foretold
which party will draw the larger audiences.
Astoria is to have a municipally owned steamer line
plying the Columbia between that seaport and the upper
Columbia, I his is done in an eiiort to force the railroads
to give Astoria what she considers her rights as to rail
rates. Those who object to cities owning anything except
their sewers will see in this move a step toward inevitable
That is a hard hearted district attorney in Seattle who
boldly declares that a rich violater of the prohibition law
will get the same treatment from him and his office as is
handed out to the common bootlegger. What is the use
of having money and belonging to a first class, gilt edged
club if you can't have privileges that are denied the com
Coos Bay Harbor. The new life sav
ing sratiou built on Charleston bench is
now ready for occupancy and will be
used by the members of the Coasl
Guard station as anon as permission to
move is received. The new station is
located at the bar and within a few
minutes run in case of accident. It is
believed that hereafter the station will
be of great efficiency being handicap
ped for xiuarters, which is more than a
inilo from tho bar.
(nzzctto Times. ITeppner hogs top
ped the market at the North I'ortluad
yards last Friday and established a nc-
High record mark of jf;(i.70 for the pres
ent movement. This is n rise of 10
cents over the market of the preceding
day. The shipment was made by .Toff
Jones of this city and consisted of one
car load of hogs.
Secretary Fred Fleet, of the Klamath
commercial club, is just in receipt of a
letter from Senator nnrry Lane at
Washington, D. C, inquiring concerning
me output, price, quality, etc., of yellow
pine lumber in that county, with a view
to inducing if possible the use of Ore
gon yellow pine for flooring and other
inside finishing for government lnii'd
in us to be erected in this nnd other Pa
cific coast cities.
With the opening of more than half
the fonner saloons in Tinker ns temper
ance resorts, Baker has gained the nnme
ot tho "sandwich city" nmong hoboes.
They assert that there are more sand
wiches tor sale in Baker than in a
city its size in Oregon or Idaho.
r r .Poseplison. secretary of the
noseiMirg Commercial club the Review
says, is receiving ninny letters from
the east inquiring about the progress
" "oseiuiig a eastern railroad and
the sawmill. In tho event the road is
omir next spring, ns proposed, it i
predicted that several hundred new
comers will lucate in Douglas countv
Dr. W. A. COX
303 State Street
Reductions on all Dental
Work during January 1916
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.
Floods swept Arizona yesterday, and at Phoenix the
famous Salt River up which so many politicians travel,
was twenty feet above zero and still rising. One of the
peculiar incidents of this unprecedented flood was that
the inmates of the state asylum for the insane did fine
work in rescuing many marooned families.
Lincoln street hill had a rival last night in the slough,
many abandoning the sleds to flirt with the skates. The
sledding was not first class and the skating was probably
not much better. However it made a change and that is
what suits the American, old or young or neither.
Coasting scene nt Hood river, as de
scribed by tho Glacier: "Hundreds
of men, women nnd children enjoyed
the eonsting Sunday afternoon. Ninth
street wns lined, tho coasters ranging
in ngo from the tiny baby not more
than 1(1 months old to grnv haired
grnndpnrents, who are approaching (lie
three score and ten year mark."
Tt is stated by the Canyon City Fugle
that tho snow fall all over (limit coun
ty is unusually heavy this winter and
it, is piling up in the mountains so
that a wet summer is well assured.
Ashland's public, library in 1015
made tho largest growth since it was
established in 1SH2. The circulation
uicrcnsed 21) ,,r cclli 0ver,tliut of 1H14.
The total circulation during the vear
(razing lnnds in
tho Baker Democrat
greater demand than
says, are in
From present indications Byron would not be able to
sing about "the Isles of Greece" in the near future were increase of stock raising.
l i.:n l x i u: : : tj. : n:ii ...:n
ne sun nere to uu ins singing, ii is pruuauie uie lie wnij "These nre the days" t,uthf.,iK-re
oe inea out 01 ner neiore me aines ana leutons gei
through, and only a Greece spot will be left.
Willamette gym between the various
class teams, i.i now half over nnd hon
ors nre equal bcawecn the Seniors and
Freshmen, each team having won two
games and lost none.
Arnold (lialapp, popular .junior at
Willamette, is a busy man these days.
Last night he wns honored by receiving tS
ais corporal eiievrona at Co. .M. O.X. ;
O. Ciralapp has been a member of the
company for almost two years and ro-!5cS.g
rciim ueciucci to rryi ior a corporav u
sllili lliwl ilwfnviiwt? Inu ,.wi'l tlw.l '
he had successfully passed the military
examinations. In addition to his mili
tary duties he is teaching Cerinan and
science at the Grunt ,runior high school
Tl. '..ll..l.,l. .....J! i.- i 1 1
t'.llllllMll SUM Fin- IUIUII IIHIU
preparing material for this years' Wul
lulali, anil claim that it will be the
S 'T l";t ""Z-! "nUT.HOPltJKS. Prn. 37 Gr Jcn S-rl lYa
- . v,,t,(,i, iii,wi,lllf; uu' IHHTOtV,
while Alpheus Gilette is editor. Frrol j
I'roetnr has charge of the art work
'PI... '... .....: rn i M '
i iwin unit wm noui ineir an
nual informal reunion this evening. A
number of old members will be buck;
"Brick" Harrison will take the chair'
for parlianienlary pmcticc. Big eatsj
will be served after the program, and :
everyone will be ready to enjoy them.
QHICHESTER S PILLS
DIAMOND 1 1 RAMI. X
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Austria to Control
Montenegro and Serbia
Each Cap- 7
fl.-imrf nt (W titrrfrit
General Leonard Wood, of the regular army and now
in command of Eastern Army headquarters, yesterday
told the senate military committee that Secretary Garri
son's continental army plan was a makeshift and entirely
ineffective, lie insisted that the country should have a
regular army of 210,000 men. He also stated that at the
end of the present war every European nation will have
a trained army it could send over here and whip us to a
standstill before we realized it. General Wood's idea is
that an exhausted nation is the most strongly' equipped
The Oregonian suggests that the appointment of Sec
retary Lea was made for the same reason that the ap
pointment of W. Al Jones was, and deprecating the en
tering of politics into the state fair business lets the sub
ject drop at that.
TVm Pol.TVivn, in tVin flrwlurl nvnnrrr. rl Jet fir. to ohmir 1 !" '"" from "nr.v t'lcivii of
111V VUU1U1 llltill lil tlllrf XlWVtVVA UlUtlV UlObl IVbO W KfJ 1.1 . CW 101'K
marks the Pendleton Fast Oreironian
when n coal pile melts nwav like a
snowbank before a chinook."
TI. II. Do Armontl hns resigned ns
manager of the Bend Connnercial club
on tho account of the )ressure of
oiner nusiiiesH. tie hns served
By Henry Wood.
(I'nited Press Staff Correspondent. )
Koine, .Tan. 19. Austria is planning
to unite Moiitoncuro and part of old
Serbia in a new kingdom under an Aus-i
trinn nrotectorate. it wns renorte,! hum'
today. Germany is said to hive sanc
tioned 11ns plan, and l.uiperor Franz j admitted that Austria made overtures
Joseph is now considering selection of several weeks alio to Serbia, but theso
a ruler who will conciliate too Serbs were rc.jc-tcil, and not renewed,
and Montenegrins, and remove forever!
the l.alkau dauuer on Austria's riuht! Saxonv hns put a tax on bachelors
in the program of unification. They
is about to follnw
denied that Serbii
the course of Mon-
Mixony has put a
and on spinsters, too. The fact is stat
ed, not ns a leap yenr warning, but
merely to chow that such a tax is no
teiicgro in making peace, thus aiding mere figment of the imagination.
Los Angeles would no doubt be satisfied with his lot-
he could get it out from under the water.
'ir- rr-i twej.-. . .j
This quarrel over preparedness is liable to let some
of us Americans learn some real American history, be
fore it is settled. We many of us think the American is
invincible, yet the truth is we have been pretty badly
whipped several times, though our histories are not
vociferous in telling about it.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Hanking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
citv was receiveil lie lr
ifi Honey recently; this money is to be
f used as an endowment and the interest
j accruing therefrom will be spent in pur
chasing books to be placed in the Dr.
I ,T. II. Colemuu fund.
Or. Coleman was president of Willnm
1 ette university dining the years 11101!
j 1IMIK, ami while head of the institution
'set such uu influential example to stud
j cuts and faculty that he will long be rc-
nienibei-ed by those who know jiim. Dr.
Policy conseipiently set about lo erect
, some i ort of n memorial in honor of
one of Willamette 'h great men; learn- i
j ing that, Mr. Clews was ti personal
I friend of Dr. Coleman lie nmnnicnted
The weather man is busy inventing new designs in ' ttllil '
storms and tempests dizzy, so Mr. Man repines. The frost i""y '"' now' ph
is in his galways, the slush is in his shoes, and he is hw-tX! irllm
ing, always, more snow than he can use.! uvo Rivfn m.nc, imt the war had made j
And as he does his praying for less of slush ' ;i;;7j; Tou'id Z '
and sleet, the Optimist conies, saying, "It's : "wt '" ir. irem-v ciews is n1
1 i l ii i i m 1 ni'.t imnil rlin rurtii in flint litu f i tin iminl
p-l spienmu ior me wneau' mere comes a !.,, of America,, tm,ercii codi-
oeasuy cmzzie, tnat soaks you to tne bones,1 puni.siie.1 m a great many of
and life seems all a fizzle, a thing of grief atcr'1'"1 """s,'nprr, "f the VnM
and groans. And when you're sadly straying! Timt nr. Doaey is in demand n n
adown the sloppy street, .the Optimist j! SiV'Tt 'iVZVrVX':
comes, saving, "It's splendid for the ''",y niivvi-oci di io-tuiPH at vnr-1
. t ill) 'iruL ii. I lous cities throughout O.egon, Idaho
wheat! When weather is so rotten, so -mi v..si.into. or . ai.si :
of one every other day. He will speak
tonight before the parent teachevs asso-:
riot ion nt Highland hool on A sub
ject of educational interest,
Tho basket bull none wiii' h U on t ,
frightful everywhere, that everything's
forgotten except your load of care, when
chunks of hail are flaying your form from head to feet,
the Optimist comes, saying, "It's splendid for the wheat I"
What odds if people suffer the tortures of the blamed,
and blizzards, wilder, tougher, come whooping down, un
tamed? Wrhat odds if you are freezing, among the snow
and sleet, and coughing, strangling, sneezing? It's
splendid for the wheat.
rOLITICIANS GET BUSY.
I violin law requiring delegates to take
; an oath of office. Without th)' oath,
pet i- declared republicans, Instructions nre
Porlland. Or.. .Ina. !!. With
tioas in t iiviilatinn to put the name of not binding
President Wilson on the ballot at the; 1
presidential preferential primaries Mayj The Cleveland Plain Dealer thinks it
ID, republicans today led nil effort to would be a joke en everybody concern
send iiuinstrncted dcicirntions from Ore-, ed If lluulnuil some duv should Head
Igon to the untiohul party Convention. ; Huron Astor over here us ambassador.
The ll't!) legislature pnes n presi- Hut wouldn't that be carrying a joke
iicmim primary taw, nut repealed a pre-, too ran
HOW'S THIS 7
Wo offer One Hundred Dollar Rt
WRrd for any case of Catarrh that can
not bo cured' by Ilall'i Catarrh Curo.
F. J. Cheney ft Co., Toledo, O.
We, tho undersigucd, liavo known F.
J, Cheney for tho last IS yean, anil be
lieve him perfectly honorable in all
businem truninrtiont and financially
able to carry out any obligation made
by his firm.
National Bank of Commerce,
Hall's Catarrh Cure ! taken Internal
ly, acting directly upon tho blood and
mucous surfaces of tho system. Testi
monials sent fre. Price 73 cents per
bottle. Sold by nil druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for oonitl-pation.
More Limited Trains
San Francisco Chicago
than any other transcontinental route
From points in Western nnd Southern Oregon the logical
way to go cast is via San Francisco or Sacramento nnd
Ogden, The time is fast, the connections good for all
eastern cities. Dining curs, observation cars, standard
and tourist sleeping curs. Equipment to fit the purse
of every trnvelur.
Overland Limited Train de Luxe
San Francisco Limited
Our local ngeat will be pleased to answer any questions
SOUTHERN PACIHC-UNION PACIFIC
John M, Scott, General PanBenger Agent, Portland, Or,
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
FOR THE WOODSMAN
Wo have all kinds of Axes, Slcdgei, Wedges, Saws and Equipmonti
for tha woods. n
All kiads of Corrugated Iron for both Hoofs and Buildinw.
.v "iuuuij iuaugi..i, snunuy uses ior one-rourta. original
Skin of Beamy is a Joy mm
TX&. T. FELIX GOURAUD'S ORIENTAL
u CREAM OR MAGICAL BEAUTIFIES
Rornovn Tun, rirnn!o
tncltlwt, Hutu VmikvZ
lUtli, onr! Skin Iisioi,
m t-very im-im-a
on b'ity.,arl iti.
tic (ktcilion. it
tim Htood hi te.t
of W yrm, ai,i
Is no hauDlt-M w
It iiri'it'riy nji!.
leit of sliiiiiii
nam. Dr L. a.
Sans laid to
taily of the ha'iU
t-'ti ( Jwitlriil !
" As J'-'l ladiJ
will u tJiciu.
I rn run m r n m
ionrnii4iN Creiim ua the lefcst harmfu. nt al) thi
kin preiarmi ions." far sale ttf all dnifgiRtt and Kmcy
Suuda Dvalert in the Ualtcd ttutet, CaLJa nu-i aroj
115 AND 120 NEW OVERCOATS AT 15.00.
X pay 1 1-3 cento per ponnfl for old rAgs.
X pay highest price for hides and fur.
H. Steinbock Junk'Co.
. The HoaB of Hal Million Btrriilni.
802 North foTnir-crcial Street.