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Editorial Page of "The Capita! Journal"
Jnuiinry :tl, 11111.
CHARLES H. FISHER,
Editor and. Manager.
PUBLISHED F.VEKY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON", UY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
L. B. BARNES, CHAS. H. FISHER, DORA C. ANDIiESEN,
President Vice-President Sec. and Treas.
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POVERTY MAY BE A BLESSING
Tho nnpstinn is often asked: Why is it that sons of
rich men are so often poor specimens of humanity?
The question is not hard to answer.
The fathers attained success by reason of struggles
that aroused and developed what was best within them.
The sons, without necessity for such struggle, leave un
done that which alone can make a man.
Carnegie, the other day, said: "Let a young man be
ever so poor, if he have health and energy and a noble
purpose in life, all things are possible to him. Let a
young man, however, have all the wealth he desires, and
yet lack moral and physical health, and have no purpose
in life, and there is none so poor as he, and the same may
apply to a woman."
Few know better than Carnegie the origin and rise of
successful men. His own life is his best text. Ending his
schooling at ten years of age, beginning life as a bobbin
boy in a cotton factory, later a messenger boy at $1.20 a
-week, then a telegraph "operator, and now the richest and
greatest ironmaster in the world.
His story is largely that of Lord Strathcona, who
though born in poverty, rose to a place as the largest
land owner in the world, and the story of whose life has
seldom been equalled in fiction.
The story of the greatest iron-master and of the larg
est land owner is also the story of the greatest inventor,
Edison, who was obliged to be a wage-earner as a news
boy at seven, and who, in eager thirst for knowledge,
fitted up, while still a lad, a crude labratory in the cellar
of his home for experiments in chemistry; next he tried
his hand as a telegraph operator, then inventing telegraph
appliances and other electrical improvements, until; by
the hardest labor on record, he became the greatest of all
Wealth has its advantages, but so has poverty.
Some objection is made to the proposed nomination of
Justice Hughes for the office of president, on the ground
that he being a member of the supreme court, the tradi
tions of the country preclude his being a candidate. This
is the veriest bosh. If that is all the reason that can be
advanced against his candidacy, then there is no reason
at all. When a man is placed on the supreme bench none
of his rights, civil, or political, is taken from him; and
tho vipht. to run for resident is one belonging to every
citizen regardless of creed, occupation or politics. The
office of supreme justice is not so exalted that accepting
the presidency of the United States is a step downward.
Now comes Mr. U'Ken and says that the legislature did
not cut oil' that $200 expense money for delegates to presi
dential conventions, and that this sum is still available for
those elected to go back and toll the convention which
candidate the voters of the state told them to cast their
votes for. A two cent stamp would accomplish the same
purpose, but it would deprive someone of a chance to lay
a foundation for future political reward. The follow who
casts his vote as the people tell him to cast it, naturally is
entitled to a large slice when the pie is cut.
The Oregon Voter, published by C. C. Chapman, con
siders the law giving public officials or bodies the right to
pay local merchants f per cent moiv for products than
they pay outside dealerss, a bad one. In commenting on
the law and its effects the voter says: "If we fear com
petition here at home, and try to protect ourselves from
it, how can we face the same competition when we seek
business outside of Portland and Oregon?" Yet the
Voter advocates a high protective t a rill'.
What makes the preparedness idea so popular is that
there arc so many kinds of it. With several thousand ex
perts handing out plans no two of which come anywhere
near agreeing, it furnishes such a splendid subject for
the American voters to dispute over without reaching any
conclusion, that it is liable to get lost in the maze of
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Dr. Dewey says the flax grown in the Willamette
valley is superior to any grown elsewhere in the, United
States. This is no news to valley people but at the same
time it is pleasing to have such an authority as Dr. Dewey
tell the world about it. Salem is yet to be the Belfast of
the United States, and her linens will become famous
around the world.
The Oregonian is generous in crediting Skamania
county, Washington, with bonding itself for $210,000
which it says is $600 for each person in the county. It
gives the population as H,500, and if the sum and the
population are both given correctly it would amount, not
to $600 but to $60 each.
The indications are, from the spectacular pronounce
ments from the Portland pulpits, anent preparedness,
that the reverend gentlemen are moved more by desire
for publicity and notoriety than by patriotism. Each one
is a little more violent and virulent than those who broke
into the limelight before him.
The Cage submarine invented by a Los Angeles man is
true to name. Not long ago it sunk in the harbor at Los
Angeles, and Saturday it went down for the second time
while being towed to the wharf. This type not only sub
marges easily, but stays submerged indefinitely.
With the streets of Yuma, Arizona, running seven feet
deep with flood waters, Phoenix in the swim and other
towns in Arizona drowned out, old timers familiar with
that section would not be surprised to hear by wireless
that Satan was busy just now building boats.
Astronomers have decided there are no canals on Mars.
This too, just when apparently one of them has broken
and turned its contents down on southern California.
Maybe they all broke at once and that is the reason the
astronomers could not find them.
Lloyd George says: "The war has hardly begun."
With thirty or more billion dollars already expended, it
would seem that if Mr. George's statement is correct
someone's credit is going to be badly stretched before the
end is reached.
The Capital Journal does not mind printing stories
about picking roses here Christmas day, but respectfully
asks contributors not to send anything of this kind for
publication until the weather moderates, and the snow
United States senators are establishing a dangerous
precedent for themselves in suggesting that Brandeis
should not be confirmed as associate justice of the United
States supreme court because he is "unfit for the place."
Chinese rebels have dynamited big sections of the
Hankow and Pekin railroad, preventing Yuan Shi Kai
transporting troops from north to south. Evidently the
Chinks have been studying the European war methods.
Nobody is to blame for that fire in Seattle Wednes
day in which six persons lost their lives. It seems a lot
of hemp was hung over the stove pipes to dry and it
thoughtlessly got too hot and started to blaze,
Farmers and Home Makers
Assemble at La Grande
(My United Press.)
La (iraiide. Or.. .Ian. 31. Prepared
to exchange views on the subjects of
farming, eugenics and home manage-1
nient, men ami women from nil parts
of I'ninn county, and fat beyond itsj
borders, gathered in Li Grande today,
for the opening of fuiners' and homej
makers' week, under the auspices ofj
tho Oregon Agricultural college and
Registration of visitors was practic-;
ally tho only thing accomplished today.!
The La Grande commercial club rccep-i
tion committee took each visitor in I
tow, .ind accommodations were found'
The climax of the week, however.
will be next Friday. Good roads ex-j
ports of national and state fame will,
address a gathering on that day.
Simultaneously, Eastern Oregon ha-1
bios will compete in eugenic tests. The!
b i by show begins at 0 a. m. Friday
and continues all day. ((rangers and.
farmers union members meet Saturday. i
Lectures and demonstrations of in-j
forest to farmers and housewives nre
scheduled for every night this week.
NO MORE BACKACHE !
NO MORE .MISERY !
Hundreds of people have been reliev-j
ed of the agonies caused by weak, dis-i
cased or ologgod-up kidneys by using!
Sohax. the new remedy that quickly,
reaches the source of all kidney com- i
If you suffer with pnius in your back5
and sides or have any signs of kidney,
or bladder trouble such as rheumatic !
pains, puffy swellings under the eyes;
or in the feet and ankles, if you are.
nervous, tired and run-down, or bother
ed with urinary disorders, Solvnx will;
quickly and surely relieve you ot your
Kolvax is probably the most potent
remedy yet devised for ridding the sys
tem of uric acid and driving out nil
the poisonous impurities which cause
such troubles. It neutralizes, dissolves
and makes tho kidneys sift out all the
uric acid and poisous left by the blood,
and renders the kidneys and urinary
organs clean, vigorous and healthy.
Many of the best druggists say that
no medicine ought to be paid for un
less it does the user some good. Solvnx
therefore sells under a positive guar
antee to quickly relieve the worst cases
of kidney trouble or your money re
funded. Try Solvax today and if you
cannot see and feel a decided change
for tho better just go to the druggist
from whom you bought it and tell him
you want your money back and he will
return it without question. This is the
strongest argument that can be offered
in behalf of any medicine. Solvax Is
sold in Salem and vicinity by Daniel J.
Fry and other leading dealers.
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Put Your Brains at Work
This country is full of men who need, not knowl
edge but action. There are dozens of things they
know they should do, but they do not do them. They
know, for instance, that they should have some
money in reserve. They know that misfortune
would find them unprepared, and that their death
would subject their family to great hardship. They
know that most of the suffering of the country is
caused by the general neglect of plain, common-sense
But why do they neglect their duty ? Answer this
question silently. If your reflections point to a sav
ings account, don't stifle the prompting.
4r,i INTEREST ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
of Salem, Oregon
Member Federal Reserve Banks
FARMER TALKS BACK
With President Wilson touring the country and boost
ing for preparedness it is no wonder that Teddy will go
to the windward islands. Woodrow has stolen most of
his ammunition, also his gun.
Editor Journal: As America is a free
country and everyone seems free to say
what ho thinks about the other fellow,
would like to say a few words myself.
Of course we farmers all know that
the merchants criticise us and condemn
the mail order house because we buy a
few goods from the mail order house.
They put up the argument that Sears
Hoe'buck & Co., Montgomery Ward &
Co., and so on, don't help to build Sa
lem up. nor do they tmy our goods,
which is very true; but I can say this
by experience that I have offered some
With the Chinese revolution assuming alarming pro
portions all the continents of the old world are nov the
scenes of war. Will it be the America's next?
Those astronomers who discovered a couple of new
worlds a few days ago evidently caught them young, as
they are both in the milky way.
The floods north of the Mexican border may account
for the fact that Villa has not been captured, married or
killed for several days.
Life Is a sad and painful trip for people who are aging.
An epidemic of the grip o'er all the land is raging. The
young men sneeze a while and laugh, and cough a while
and snicker; the old men break themselves
f i in half when coughing, and grow sicker.
lS: The young recover when thev take of medi
cine a spoonful, the old men dope and still
they ache, and life is grim and pruneful.
The young lay off a half a day, when grip
has sprung its warning, and they are back,
serene ana gay, to work, tomorrow morn
ing. The old must sit around the stove for
weeks which isn't funny until the doc, a
downy cove, has taken all their money. The
Old must sit and sonlf thfiiV -fWf nnrl cu-nl.
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I low pills and powders, and mustard plasters wear, and eat
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man Drag aooui me way ne suiters; he has no right to
chew the rag among us ancient duffers !
(if the Salem merchants produce at i)0
I per cent less than they were retniling
' the article for and have been answer
ed this way: "We can buy it in Port
land for such a price." The price being
! one-third less than I ask for my pro
i iluce. of course, you all know such as
; this doesn't just please the farmer.
Hut this is only the beginning. The
Statesman Publishing company takes a
1 hand in the game and trys to say what
; the merchant hasn't thought of. They
ridicule the mail order house and criti
cise the ignorant fanner and advise
; him to spend his money at home with
the home merchants because the home
i merchants buy his goods and seven
1 hundred more smart things that I don't
recall at present. Then when the
merchant wants a little job of printing
: done other than newspaper ads and the
printer quotes his regular price - Mr.
' Merchant frequently says, 1 can get this
! in Portland or some other citv for so
much, of course a less price, he doesn't
stop to consider spending his money at
home, it is where it will buy the most
goods. Then again I notice after all
of Mr. Newspaper's criticism of the
mail order houses he will print a .Tones
cash store ad. While I don't recall
nay of Montgomery Ward or Sears Roe-
j buck ( o. will venture to say Mr. News-
paper would gladly print one for cither
j of them nnd take pay for same.
I have even seen pictures where the
I farmer's team was frightened by a mail
I order company delivery car and caused
a break down or something of the kind.
And tho car went on its way without
even stopping to see if they had caused
any trouble. There is also another thing
I have noticed, thnt is a number of the
farmers who buy from the mail order
house ride in a car instead of go afoot
or drive some old plug like the fellow
who spends nil his money at home.
Laving all jokes aside Mr. Merchant
I is out for tho money nnd spends it
I where it will buy the. most. Mr. States
j man editor is out for the money not fr
j the honor ami satisfaction of saving I
converted the farmer nnd taught him to
spend his money with the home mer
chants, and Mr. Fnrmer if you don't
be careful and spend your money where
it will buy tho most goods especially if
you earn it bv producing goods for the
Salem mnrket yon won't be able to bur:
the necessities of life.
were mistaken in the night of the Wa
conda literary could have found the
Waconda young folks not frozen out,
as suggested by .'the Quinaby reporter,
but a lively crowd, at a surprise party
nearby, given to Miss F.mma M. Fin
ney, of that place. The disappointment
was mutual, the visiting assembly from
Quinaby, Brooks and Hopmerc would
have been much appreciated. They
should not fail to come again. The liter
ary society meets every two weeks.
There will be, at the next one, on Feb
ruary 5, a program and a debute, " Re
solved, That the Cnited States should
not prepare for war." Some perhaps
could take part, also Salem people, who
could return on the 11 or 2 o'clock elc
trie cur, If a debater I would oppose
preparedness. I think as Bryan did, we
are affected with rabies from the sur
rounding dogs of war. My observation
has been that the two dogs that are al
ways pitched onto, are the big one and
the little one, we arc neither.
If Kngland saw fit to pitch onto us,
Japan and Russia and France nnd Italy
and Turkey would bo compelled to, be
cause they are allies, we should not
ally our 1'uited States with South
America because we do not want to
fight their battles, there is nothing to
it but trouble. Canada and Mexico
are also being fought to death. We
are 1011 per cent safer than before the
war. Single handed Japan is afraid of
us, and if she did interfere, Germany
would see her chance to play even with
Japan. All we need do is not to snarl
and rattle our chains, in other words
use diplomacy, and attend to our own
business, sail on neutral ships or better
still, those under our own flag; never
under a warring flag.
Our right should be to ship our pro
ducts to Germany as well as to the oth
er countries. If we kept on our own
ships, as we should, the submarine war
fare would kill no American. Americans
under a British flag, thus protecting the
British is equal to putting Americans
for a breastwork on Uritish battlefield,
very un just. War at the best, is wrong,
because it is nothing more nor less than
wholesale murder. As a great nation
we should lead in abolishing war and
teach other countries to lay (town their
arms instead of unnecessarily preparing
as we are now doing.
Come to the debate.
ELLA M. FIX X 1 : Y.
INSURANCE MEM ORGANIZE
IN THE BACK
As a means of protecting themselves
from transient agents, about -H local
representatives of life insurance com
panies, with licenses issued out of :.
lem, met Saturday afternoon and org
anized. The object of the association
also is to bring together in nionthlj
meetings those engaged in this line of
business. The meetings will be held tlx
lust Saturday of each month in the Com
mercial club rooms.
Officers elected were as follows:
A. II. (iage, president; ly 11. Rim
er, vice-president; W. ('. Dyer, secie
tary -treasurer. B. A. Polin and George
K. Schaefer. acting with the officers,
form the executive committee.
That's the woman's dread when sha
gets up in the morning to start the
dav's work. "Oh! How my back
laches." GOLD MF.DAL Haarlem Oil
(Capsules taken today eases the back
I ache of tomorrow taken every day
ends the backache for all time. Don't
, delay. What's the use of suffering!
iegin taking GOLD MEDAL Haarlem
I Oil Capsules' today and be relieved to
i morrow. Take three or four every day
I and be permanently free from wrencti
I ing distressing back pain. Hut be sur
to get GOLD MF.DAL. Since lOfii
I GOLD Mr.uAL Haarlem Oil has been
I the National Remedy of Holland, th
i Government of the Netherlands having
granted a special charter authorizing
its preparation and sale. The house
Wife of Holland would almost as soon
I be without bread as she would without
I her " Real Dutch Drops" as she quaint
lly calls GOLD MKDAL Haarlem Oil
: Capsules. This is the one reason why
j you. will f i ml women and children
jof Holland so sturdy and robust,
i GOLD M I'. DAL are the nine, original
! Haarlem Oil Capsules imported direct
from the laboratories in Haarlem, Hob
; land. Hut be sure to get GOI.T
MKDAL. Look for the name on ever
i box. Sold by reliable druggists in
I sealed packages at 2,h', ,"0c and $Ld0.
! Money refunded if thev do not help
;you. Accept only the GOLD MEDAL,
j All others are imitations.
Interest Local Capital
! Has any man some extra capital that
he would like to invest in the mauufai
. jure of brooders? The Commercial club
j is in touch with a man who claims to
I have a brooder that is superior to nnv
thing that has been produced. He live
! five miles from Snm and has been
j making them, but needs capital to en
' large his plant.
, The manufacturer of the brooder
, claims that it follows nature and is so
i constructed thnt the chicks will have
; the heat applied to their backs, regu
, lar hen fashion. In fact, it is claimed
l thnt the brooder has so many fine
points that there could be no real com-
petition if properly placed on tho mar
I ket. The man who has been ranking
them claims to have n patent and nil
that he needs is capital to manufacture
and organize a selling rampsiign.
I Should any one feel interested, O. H.
I Luck, of the Commercial club, would
I like to get into communication with
idem, uaar waiem needs is manufac
turing establishments nnd parties with
either idens of money will receive con
sideration at the Commercial dub.
FARMER FROZE TO DEATH
Watsouville. Cal., Jan. 01. John
Hoover, aged 7", a well known famier,
froze to death near here last niglr
when his hoie threw hi in and then
kicked him into unconsciousness.
PORTLAND HAS SLUMP
. Portland. Or.. Jan. ,11. Ex
port trade from Portland took a
decided slump in Janunry, ac
cording to figures compiled to
day. The value of the January
exports is placed at $4oS,144,
against f.l.iax.s?" last year.
Scarcity of ships, the closing
of the Panama canal, and ice in
the Columhin river nre the
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
An Enlightentng Debate.
K.litor of Capital Journal: The merry
sleighing party of 12 young people who
run int. WOODSMAN
W have all kind of Ale, Sledgei, Wedge, Stwj nd Equipmenti
for the woods. v-mm
AU kiidi of Corrugated Iron for both Roofe and BnildinM.
A good tSOO.OO Laundry Mancrnl. litrhrlv nj .-...(. . .
I eort " ' C iuurl" ""a1"
$15 AND 120 NEW OVERCOATS AT $5.00.
I Py 1 1-2 cents per ponnd for old rigs.
1 pay highest price for hldee and for.
H. Steinbock Junk'Co.
ThB Hon'8 of Hllf Million Bargains.
So"? North rnniMirpidl Ktraat .
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