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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
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January 21, HHii.
CHARLES II. FISHER,
Editor and Manager.
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WOULD TRADE PASTURE FOR COW
Secretary of Agriculture Houston says there is a
gigantic water power trust. He also says that 42 per cent
of the total water power of the United States is in Oregon,
Washington and Calilornia.
Nearly half of this 42 per cent is in Oregon, which is
credited with all the way from ::,000,000 to 6,000,000 horse
power. It is presumed that Secretary Houston knew
what he was talking about, and had evidence of the ex
istence of such a trust, else he had not made the assertion.
However it matters little whether there is such a trust
now or not, for if there is not, it will be but a short time
until there is. There is too much money at stake in the
water power to be overlooked by the exploiters for any
great length of time.
The best evidence that there is" such a trust is the fact
that a hard fight is being made by someone to have the
bars taken down and the waters of the coast turned over
to the exploiters who talk so glibly about conserving our
resources by using them, wno want an government pa
trol taken away from the lands so they can get at the
water without let or hindrance.
Whence, and why this sudden interest in the water
powers of the west when just now there is no use to which
the power could be applied?
It is not manufacturing companies that desire to util
ize the waters that are making such an effort to secure the
water-powers. Who then is it and what is it wanted for
' The answer is easy! It is wanted by exploiters who
by getting control of the state's vast water powers can
n-itVi lirtln nr tin rnst to themselves turn them over to
TV liu itvviv v v v 1
capitalists as an investment, worth in the not very i emote
future untold wealth. They have no practical use for
these powers, no business that requires their use, no inten
tion of doing anything with them except to sell them and
nut countless thousands of dollars in their pockets.
. True, these powers are going to waste now; for the
only way to conserve water power is to use it, and when
it is not used it is dead waste. Will it be any different
when the exploiters get possession of them? Will these
now wasting waters be put to any useful work Will
there be mills built or factories? Are there any such
factories now awaiting permission to utilize these water
The power now going to waste belongs to the people..
Once the exploiters get tne ownersmp m it it m w
waste just the same until some manufacturing industry
wants to use it, when the exploiter will get in his work
and levy unholy toll on those who would put it at work.
The water power should be available for those who
have use for it in some tangible industry, and the law
should provide for its use by such without unnecessary
annoyance, on the payment of a reasonable compensation
fl The people own tho water nowers now: when they turn
them over to those who are so anxious to have them put
. at work, they will find they have traded their pasture
, for a cow.
'., According to yesterday's dispatches, the allies sent an
ultimatum to Greece, Monday, and the time for comply
ing with it expired Wednesday. The demand was made
that Greece hand the representatives of the Central
i Towers their passports. What, if any reply Greece has
'made, is not vet made public. If she yields the leutons
' will jump on her and if she doesn't the allies will be in her
wool. About the only thing left for King Constantino to
do is to take to the woods, or follow Roosevelt's sugges
tion about the red fox, which he says pressed hard enough,
will climb a tree.
Last year the Portland Rose festival slogan was "The
whole world knows the Portland rose." Just for the sake
of going it one better, it should have been this year: "The
whole world noses the Portland roses."
The Tacoma Ledger very sapiently remarks that if the
people want Woodrow Wilson for president again it does
not matter who is nominated against him. And that if
they did not want him any republican could beat him.
This is so profoundly silly that it almost sounds wise. As
between Wilson and Hughes the people might make a
choice that would have different results were it to be
made as between Wilson and Fairbanks, or someone else.
It will take the best material the republicans have to give
Wilson a close race, and the progressive whose vote may
decide the election, seem to be of the opinion that the best
material in the republican party for this job does not now
belong to it Theodore Roosevelt.
The proposal to send food supplies to Virginia City,
Silver City and Gold Hill, the old mining cities on the
Comstock and once the busiest places of their size in the
world, indicates how they have degenerated. Three cities
that can be furnished their supplies by a few men on snow
shoes can scarcely be considered in the village class. At
one time those three places were taking from their mines
$5,000,000 a month. Now they are producing little ex-
; cept hot water.
Portland has adopted a slogan for the 1916 Rose Festi
val. It was written by Mrs. Bertha Slater Smith, daugh
ter of the late James H. Slater, United States senator
from Oregon in the 70s. Besides being the author of the
slogan she has four children. The $25 prize winner, that
will be inscribed on banners, pennants and dead walls, be
sides breaking into print several hundred times daily, is :
"For you a Rose
In Portland Grows."
Reto Bargas, Mexican,
Pays Penalty for Crime
Folsoni, C'al., Jan. 21. Reto Bargas,
aged 2H, wag banged here at 10 o'clock
this morning. Ho was dead 14 minutes
after the drop fell.
The execution took place without in
cident. The crime for which Reto Rargns paid
tho penalty today occurred on July 4,
lillii, near Wasco in Kern county.
Ho fired six shots at a carriage in
which a man, a woman and six children
wcro riding to a picnic. The man,
Frank Amador, and one of the children,
Daniian Chavez, aged 11 years, were
killed and the boy's mother, Mrs. It.
Chavez, was wounded.
Burgas, a Mexican, came to tho Tin
ted States four years ago to escape, the
Mexican revolution, leaving his wife in
Mexico. For a time he was employed
by Chavez. Bargas was jealous be
cause Mrs. Chavez became friendly with
Truly there is no end to the making of books, and cer
tainly none to the writing of biographies. Some admirer
of Martin Farquhar Tupper or some other literary genius
proceeds to tell ail about tne woncieriui tnings iviariin
aforesaid did. Then some other genius likes the biog
raphy so well that he thinks the world should know all
about the biographer and so biographizes him. This goes
According to the dispatches this morning Villa has
been captured again. This has a familiar sound, but he
has been captured and killed so many times that, as Mark
Twain said about the report that he was dead, everyone
feels the storj is exaggerated. Nothing but his corpse
will now be considered as satisfactory evidence of his
Grand Prize, Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 191S
Grand Prize, Panama-California Exposition, San Diego, 191S
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ma U.S. FAT. OFF.
Now it is claimed Greece has been served with an ulti
matum by the allies. It looks as though about everything
on the menu had been handed her, but somehow her ap
petite is not good and she does not seem to care for any
of the dishes passed her' at least she nibbles at them as
lightly as politeness will permit.
The Commercial Club goes on record as being opposed
to preparedness. Of course this was not the unanimous
sentiment, but it was that of a large majority. This should
make Bryan grow still more friendly to Loju as a bever
age instead of grape juice, but where will Wilson and
Teddy get off?
Senator Chamberlain speaking of his bill for prepared
ness, says he will indorse Secretary Garrison's plan only
if he can't get something better. As he expresses it, "If
I can't get cake I will take pudding." It is on this prin
ciple that so many politicians who can't reach the pie
counter are satisfied with "pork."
Congress Waiting For
Washington, Jan. 21. Secretary of
Interior La lie and Attorney General
Gregory have been usUed to advise con
gress what legislation will be used for
the relief of homesteaders on land they
bought from the Southern Pacific: un
der Oregon grants, the titles to which
have been voided by the supreme court.
Chairman Ferris of the house public
lauds committee suid tic believed it will
be necessary for congress to validate
the titles of many who bought in good
f ail h. He said, too, that litigation in
volving millions of dollars worth of
timber lands presents one of the most
difficult and important problems before
congress. The supreme court has set a
six months' limit for congressional no-1
tion and Ferns said Ins committee will
act after receiving the advice of the
two cabinet officials.
Portland Shinpers Sav
Railroads Play Favorites
Portland, Or. .Inn. 21. Between
threo aail five million bushels of grnin
are tied up between Chicigo and New
Vork for lack of railroad facilities, ex
porters declared here today. Tho west
ern grain exporters are frankly dis
pleased at the situation.
Because ships are scarce, they ire
forced to scad grain to Kunipe over
t rnnscnntinental railroads. At least
20,0(10,000 bushels of the lDlo crop is
going from the 1'acific northwest to
F.urope over this route, they declare.
Because they aren't regular customers,
the eastern railioids doa't. favor them.
So, while ships are waiting nt Now
lorn lor taeir cargoes, the grain is
stalled on the way. One Portland ship
per is paving 41,000 a day demurrage
on a ship in New York.
Germany Will Let Party
Pass Through "Canned"
New York, Jan. 21. Tlin Ford press
burenu announced today that the few
Ford peace delegates remaining at The
Hague with the intention of later estab
lishing a permanent peace tribunal,
havo finally gained tho consent of Ger
many to- cross that country to reach
Stockholm. As in the first crossing they
will journey in u sealed car. They
were scheduled to leave The Hague at
placed under the social ban? Dancing
is the highest grace of physical culture.
If a man wishes to realize how awk
ward he is, let him step out upon a
dancefloor. The teacher, as a portr.iy
or of vice or virtue or any other quali
ties of human nature, is a great educa
tor and quickener. The motion-picture
has sufficiently demonstrated its worth
and value to hive taken the placo of
roligious services, even in somo church
es. We are living in an age of transi
tion. With the passing of the theologi
cal notions of the dark ages (hero must
also come a change in moral ideals and
social at minis.
Expression and not suppression is
the way of solution.
Wiso provision and intelligent guid
ance of the social impulses and desires
of our human nature is what we need.
As Mr. Klliolt slated tho girl who fre
quents the Jitney -dauco hall did so be
cause it was t lie only provision made.
If I could have my w.iy as a minister
I would provide my church with n so
cial hall, with a pool and billiard tablo
for both boys and girls, with a gym
nasiuni for indoor games such as bas
ketball, etc., for boys and girls, I could
.mange, under proper supervision danc
ing parties an I other social events
where the young people could follow
their natural tastes for social pleasure
tor 1 have faith in the inherent good
ness in man. I feel that the natural
instincts are put of tho divine attri
butes and qualities; I believe that true
education must include the social de-
ALBANY MAN APPLIES
0. 1). Byersra former resident tif Polk
county, but who for the past three years
has been principal of the schools at Al
bany, was in the city last Saturday
and filed his application with county
court for tho appointment of county su
perintendent, to succeed H. C. Seymour.
l'ilk County Itemizer.
A QUICK, SURE WAY
Catarrh Germs Breed By Millions In
Air Passages of Nose and Throat.
Just One Way to Drive Them Out.
To stop catarrh for good you must
drive from your system tho germs that
I cause catarrh and that are now feeding
: and growing fat upon the swollen in
flamed mucous membranes of your nosa
A splendid means of destroying
catarrh germs and overcoming catarrh
has long been recognized by physicians
in tho well known oil of Ilyomei (pro
nounced Higli-o-me) and it is now a
very simplo matter for any catarrh
sufferer to use it with splendid results
at home, by breathing its air through
a little hard hubber inhaling device
which leadinir drueirists nro sumdvinc
mauds and impulses of youth and that! with each large complete treatment,
cmirch and school should provide the lTust pour R ft,w drops of tll0 oii of
proper and needed avenues, places aud ii,.,! i,: ii,i. i., i,.
or such education and enjoyment. .efn y nnur.
s dancing more inioral than skat- ,. (1,0 ' ,,., ,,: ..n.
tic, germ killing air will penetrate deep
down into every fold and crevice of
your raw, sore nose, throat and lungs
and givo you quick certain relief, open
ing up the air passages, making you
breathe easily, stopping the inflamma
tion and discharge and driving from
your system every catarrh germ that
has found lodgement there.
If you want to be free from every
syniptnn of catarrh, nre tired of trying
one thing after another without bene
fit go to Daniel ,T. Fry ov nay other re
liable drug store hereabouts and get a
complete Ilyomei inhaler outfit, use it
everv dnv lor n tew minutes ana it is
ing or coasting? May not the atti
tude against social pleisure and publii
amusements be a little antiquated
Should we not seek to solve the prole
lem by wise provision rather t It it. arbi
HICHAM) F. TISCHKR.
TOO MUCH SNOW ATBLAC
Three or morn feet of snow at Blnck
Rock has closed down the logging
camps there completely for the time be
ing. The locomotives cannot run nnd
all workmen are idle as a result. Most
of the men are said to be iroinir out to
other, places and there maybe difficulty I docs not drive the catarrh germs out of
your system nnd give you real lusting
in picking up n complete crew when the
weather permits operations to be resum
ed. l oik louuty Itemizer
relief from Catarrh your druggist will
givo you your money back.
If von don't think prosperity is here,
ask the plumber. j
"The longer a man's jawbone, the greater his capacity;
for affection," says William J. Kibby, vocational guide,
and bachelor. How does Mr. Kibby square this idea with '
the way Samson treated the Fhilistines?
it may crawl out of the mud.
Believes in Amendments.
i'Mitor Journal: j
Wiiile 1 did not hear the address by.
Superintendent Klliolt before the Six
o'clock dull upon the "Moral F.duca
tion of Boys and Girls," 1 nm ac
iiuaiutcd with his views upon the sub-
Meet and full v concur in und indorse
,;.,.., ,,.i i
, i cnl and timelv,
Phoenix has never, like the fabulous bird whose name; The social i i to of the child is of n
it bears, "rose from its ashes," but it is sincerely hoped .fi:rofJi!Vr,Kse,nCnlr"nttin.!
incut require the same careful thought
aud study as do lessons, Are not these
t'eatiues part of the scheme of educa
tion, development and unt'uldmeut i
What is the real purpose -of education ',
To bring forth the latent powers with-i
in the chilil; to liberate wh.it lies po-
teutially enfolded within its very mi-i
Our ideals of morality arise out of,
our theological ideals, out of our the-'
ological estimates of man and of hu-
man nature. So lung as wo look upon
man nature. So long as we look upon!
man ns an abomination in tho sight of
he is totallv depraved; begotten in sin;
ocelli sod or under a curse; so long as
men tne taught that the natural in
stincts are evil, leading to destruction
mid degr.irution, just to long will and
must them exist confusion in the realm
of morals. j
The social impulses of mini nro as es
sential and us trustworthy as any of
his impulses, as the desires lor art,
music, prayer and religion. Whv should
the theatre, the drama, the liance be
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
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Safety Dopesit Boxes
Now, when a man has got a cold, that makes him
bark and yip, he talks about his aches untold, and says
he has the grip. As well to claim when chilblains flirt;
your toes around about, and cause a picay-
unish hurt, that you ve rheumatic' gout.
The grip, it is a fell disease, unlike the gar
den cold, and it was shipped across the seas,
from Russia's frozen wold. Oh, it is fierce,
and it.will cook the goose of any gents, and
make the cold of commerce look like twenty-seven
cents. The men who've had it
should receive due credit for the same, and
if thev die they oucht to leave a lonc-endur-
iJ$iJL:Ju inc fame. Alas, distinction for them
: moulds no laurel wreaths this trip, for
! skates with common, ten-cent colds, all say they have the
1 grip. I've had the real imported thing, indorsed by Nick,
the czar, and I, of course, would like to spring grip stories,
near and far. Alas, this world no solace holds for one to
whom it's due; for all tho skates with tinhorn colds re
1 mark, "I've been there, too !"
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the Gateway to
Buy your ticket to Los Angeles the Metropolis
of Southern California and from that city
select the various attractions you wish to see.
Rountain Resorts of Pasadena, Monrovia,
Pomona, Redlands and Riverside.
Beach Resorts of San Diego, Long Beach,
Catalina Island, Venice or Santa Barbara.
Scenic Trips to Mt. Lowe, Mt. Wilson or the
Marine Gardens of Catalina.
is the six months round trip rate to Los An
geles from Salem. Stopovers allowed at any
Ask the local agent or write.
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore,
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rOR THE WOODSMAN . ;
We hve U kindi of Aiei, Bledget, Wedges, Saw and Eaulpmenti t
for the wood. . f
AU klids of Oorriiirtee3 Iro for both Eoofi n,l HiiIM!,,. ' ' i
A good 800.00 Laundry Mango), tllghtly uied for one-fourth original t
118 AND 120 NEW OVERCOATS AT 5.00.
I py 1 1-2 cents per pound for old rigs.
I piy highest price for hide and fur.
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