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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
Fehruniv .'i 1910.
CHARLES K. FLSHEB,
Editor and Manager.
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MORE THAT THE "FORTUNE HUNTER"
The play given two nights this week under the auspices
of the Social Service Center of the Salem Commercial
Club was a splendid success. Fossibly it drew capacity
houses because the object was one of charity, pos
sibly because of the excellent entertainment the players
gave; more likely it was a combination of both causes
which caught the popular approval and was coined into
real money through the box office receipts.
The "Fortune Hunter" is a clean comedy-drama and
its popularity gives the lie to the superstition of theatri
cal managers that theatre-goers are ever seeking the
morbid, sensational and unclean in their patronage of the
stage. Clean wit and humor and a good moral tone never
fails to fill a house with people whose approbation is worth
while when the play is properly staged and intelligently
acted. The Salem company which was greeted by a
packed house Thursday night was forced to turn people
away Friday night because even standing room was at a
premium. Hundreds who wished to enjoy this entertain
ment were disappointed and this fact leads to another
' Why not have the "Fortune Hunter'' repeated next
week for the benefit of worthy charitable movements?
There is the Jewish relief fund to which thousands are
liberally subscribing all over the country, and in behalf
of which the president of the Uniter States has issued an
official appeal in the form of a proclamation calling upon
Americans to do their full duty to relieve distress and
suffering in foreign lands. The Jewish people have been
great sufferers in a war which they were in no way re
sponsible for. Their property has been confiscated, their
homes destroyed, their families scattered. Father has
been compelled to fight against son in opposing armies;
brother against brother; and Jewish blood has sodden the
ashes of their razed homes in the path warlike hosts. In
all the history of the world there is no more pathetic pic
ture. And if America heeds the appeal and heeded it will
be Salem must remember that it is an American city, the
capital of a great state, and that it must bear its burden
with the rest, willingly, and in the manner that sanctifies
and makes holy the spirit of charity.
Then there is a local institution, and the most worthy
one, the old people's home, and assistance there would
not be amiss. Many things are needed there always that
a little money would provide, to cheer the lives of those
who "are watching the lengthening shadows as the sun
declines. Who wouldn't help swell such a fund and deem
it not a burden but a priviledge vouchsafed by circum
stances of ease and comfort?
The proceeds of the next entertainment of the local
players might well be divided between the Jewish relief
fund and that for the benefit of the old people's home.
The spirit of giving is upon us, while indications on every
hand of. a broader, more permanent national prosperity
cheer us all. Let us give the impulse free reign,
not in a narrow, grudging measure, but in the full sweep
of that good will and fellowship that reaches out to suc
cor the unfortunate and oppressed and makes life the
"glad, sweet song" the Creator intended it should be.
Hundreds of our people want to see the "Fortune Hunter"
and the entertainment would be enhanced by the thought
that others not so fortunate in life would share, through
its proceeds, the enjoyment that it has brought to the
city of Salem.
"In faith and hope the world may disagree
But all mankind's concern is charity."
It is astonishing how vigilant officials become after it
is too late to do any particular good. Canadian officials
now suspect almost everybody of having a hand in the
burning of the Ottawa parliament building.
After all this talk about the danger to the country
from hyphenated Americanism, we would be very likely
to find many of the class so designated on the tiring line
in event of trouble with a foreign nation.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
WILL NO! PREPARE
Attorney General Says Duty
; Does Not Fall Within Pow
ers of Engineer
CHANGES NOT IN THE WEATHER, BUT IN US
"Things are not like they used to be."
It is the universal plaint as we grow in years. It is
applied to everything mundane, from apple pie to the
weather. There are no longer any such apple pies as
mother used to make, and winters were milder in the
years past, or else, if we view it the other way, they were
longer and colder and the snowfall was heavier.
Even love, the sweetest of the emotions, is not to the
middle-aged man and woman what it was in their youth.
Then, to them, it was divine fire ; now as they see it work
in the young folk, they think it danged foolishness.
Ah, yes, there are mighty changes unfolded to a man's
and woman's views between the ages of 20 and 50.
But the changes, mind you, are mostly entirely within
There was once a classical imbecile who thought he
was measuring the rising of a flood by a chalk mark on
his boat. We, little, if any, wiser, think we are noting
changes in all things through the impressions upon our
The truth is that apple pies are just about as they
used to be, though our stomachs are weaker; love is just
what it was, though our hearts have cooled; and the
Well, the weather is the main thing we are getting at.
The official weather statistics in this countrv date back
to 1872. Data prior to that has been secured from reliable I S'lH, bA".
private records and from observers co-operating with the
Smithsonian Institution. Figures have been compiled
showing the weather conditions for the last 25 years as
compared with those for the 25 years preceding. These
records, to cover a wide range, are taken from Cincinnati,
St. Louis, Cleveland, New Orleans, Chicago, New Bedford,
Mass., Washington, D. C, and Charleston, S. C.
These figures establish the fact that there was not the
difference of a single degree between the temperature of
the two periods of a quarter of a century each in any one
of the widely separated sections.
What can be oldest inhabitant have to say now?
There is no magnifier, like youth, and there is no
miminizer like age.
The plans ami specifications for the
proposed bridge across tile Willamette
river nt this pure will not lie prepared
by the state highway engineering de
partment according to the innouncc
ment of State Engineer John H. Lewis.
The board of viewers advertised for
compotative plans offering $1,000 for
the set selected and 13 available sets
were taken under consideration by the
viewers. Tho viewers, however, desired
additional plans and Asked the highway
department to submit a set. liefore the
plans were prepared the supreme court
decided the question of the head of the
state engineering department and Mr.
Lewis assumed lull charge of the de
partment formerly under K. I. ( antine.
Tho question as to whether or not
it wis the duty of the state highway
lartiuent to prepare pinna and speci
era! for decision before expending
state funds on th work.
Attorney (lenernl llrown today held
that it was not the duty of the state
engineer to prepare plans and specifica
tions fur in inter-county bridge upon
request of viewers as in this case, bas
ing his decision largely upon the fact
that Chapter Laws of 11)1.), relating
to viewers was enacted subsequent to
the 1ULI highway law.
WILLAMETTE NOTES Let George Do It f.
Miss Duff, one of the secretaries of
the National Y. YV. C. A., addressed the
college Y. W. Thursday afternoon in
the Y. V. rest room. She told them
manv incidents in relution to the history,
of the Y. W. C. A. This week is the
fiftieth anniversary of its establish
ment iu Boston, .Mass., and is being
celebrated throughout the I'nited
Dr. ('lias. A. Row-en, of the ("niversity
church of Seattle, Wash., will be at Wi"
lamette next week to conduct evangelis
tic services. He is a man of pleasing
personality and wins students to him by
his sincereity and his eloquent thought
ful addresses which have much of in
terest in them for the student. He will
remain in Salem for a week and during
that time will have charge of the chapel
r'rnnk Jaspar, a senior in the college
of libeial arts, won the $13 iu gold of
fered as first prize in the Walter I".
Keyes' oratorical contest held at the
chapel in Waller hull last night with
his nr.ition "The Invisible Devastation
Harold Doxsee won the second prize,
$10 in gold, with his oration, "After
A fair sized audience heard the con
test, although there were not as many
students present as such a contest
should draw forth.
Miss Leila McCaddam sang "The
Hills O'Skye" and n.is loudly ap
plauded. Miss Louisfl Benson saner two selec
tions, "At nrting" and "Nothing Hut
Love" both of which were much appre
ciated by tiie audience. Owing to the:
sickness of several of tho members of
the club, tho ladies' alee club did not
But will he sell you a piano
as cheap as I can w ill he give you
the value? Ho might sell you a
piano that is a cheap one. At any
rate I am like the Scotchman, I
ha ma doubt about his giving you
the real valuo that is offered in
high grade pianos in tb.ii forced
sale. Seeing is believing a visit
to the gtoro is convincing. See ad
on I'age 5.
J. C. Gallagher
disappointed that none of the law stu
dents appeared as contestant, as it
was his wiskthat c.tuscd him to insti
gate the contest. The judges for tha
contest were: Delivery, Judge Benson,
1. II. Van Winkle. K. F. Carlton; com
position, Prof. .1. T. Matthews, 1'rof. U.
stauftcr, I'rof. W. MacMurniy.
BORN AT SILVERTON
THOMAS To Mr. and Mrs. C. ,T.
Thomas, of Scotts Mills, Friday, Jan
uary 21, a boy.
Mrs. Thomas is at the Silverton hospital.
AVrCKN To Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Wicks, Tuesday, January IS, a girl.
Ml'LKL'Y To Mr. and Mrs. James
Mulkey, Saturday. January a
McOKK To Mr. nnd Mrs. Hugh Me
(ice, of Scotts Mills, Thursday, Jan
uary 20, a bov.
CHIEF JUSTICE MOORE
(La Granite Daily Oijserver.)
Announcing his candidacy for re
noniination, which is equivalent to re
election, Chief Justice Moore has
msed a feeling of satisfaction not on
ly among members of the bar but
among the people as a whole.
The Chief Justice is recognized as a
full, rounded out, experienced and rip
ened western character, possessed of
broadness and tenderness that makes
for him a place in the hearts of Oregon
people th.it only ho can fill.
To show what's in a man one must
know some of the "little things" that
pertain to his manner and make-up.
Along this line we would call attention
to one or Cuicf Justice Moore's great
est traits of character, if he will par-
nnlienr n ui.liailn le.l
The oration delivered hv Mr. Jasnar ! 'm. lu,lj 1 l 0 -ur' !lntl M'- Jack Mor-
showed great thought .ind much hard! '""lay, January 2!, lOIti, a
work iu preparing it. It was out of i ,on' Appeal.
the ordinary in that it dealt witii an ' "
abstract subject matter, and vet the1 LOSE ELEVEN HORSES
presentation of it was so clear' and so: C. f. and A. A. (jeer, of the Wnldr,
ton-etui that lie had the entire inter- Hills, have lost 11 head of horse,
.ITi M'nTU'' fT th, h(?lm"Z duriuB the past few weeks, seven of
to the end. he ,dea developed in the j which died during the past week. Tho
orutou was ,,at physical accomp ish- t,i,(,lise whk.h lsAugl ,he a .
devastation L' vl.il.l. i...t .h.. I.,',., i "' me animals were running
The senate it seems has a rule which may be invoked
in the fight against the confirmation of the appointment
of Brandeis as associate justice of the supreme court.
This rule is that any senator has the right to object to the
appointment of anyone from his state who is personally
objectionable to him. Senator Gallinger. it is said.' will
nvnkP this hi d t RranHws' nnnmntmPTir. pnnnnt. hp Hp. I 1 "s Ior ? "oing. vau,i we wni ask
....v,.. v.. -..v, .v.-. "rr"- ' . " 1 linn alter t ils h is been rmhlishcd 'i
When the chief justice was carrying
a heavy load of work years ago it be
come necessary for him to work a great
deal iu the evening after all eight-hour-a-day
men had sought their heels or the
Amusement halls. It so happened while
working in the library at the Salem
state house one evening he noticed a
young boy from the farm delving into
a bunch of law books. The boy was an
inexperienced lad wearing a seven dol
lar suit of clothes; his hair was nn
trimmed and his Appearance was nny-
iinng nut inviting,
feated otherwise. The fight promises to be a bitter one
and the old rule may be smashed if the president insists
on the appointment.
The Kansas City street car company has agreed t
pay a young lady $500 because one of its conductors kissed
her. Salem's good-looking conductors would no doubt be
let off a great deal cheaper in similar circumstances.
The fish and game commission, of California is urging
the people of that state to eat fish instead of meat. Good
idea, no doubt; fish is cheaper and it is said to feed the
on the rango and the deep snow of tho
past montn Buried ttie pasture ami
made it impossible for tho stock to ge
food other than the run to a straw -staevk.
Not figuring on such a stretch
of stormy weather, tnn owners had de-
oration'1 t.. tunv ui nvtv Turu-i
iy up against it for teed when the
snow did come. The weakened eondi-
made them easv
lion or nigh Meals, grand emotions,
.iign principles, Kiml hearts and sympa
thetic niiiuls is invisible, yet it is Work
ing its effect.' Mr. Jaspar will rep
resent Willamette in the state oratori
cal contest to be held at Monmouth
on .March 10 and with the
which he has h" should rank Midi. M"r.
Doxsee 's oration "After Prison.
What.'" was a plea for a second! ,io" of animals
cnance tor the ex-convict, who. when Pro-v l01' disease.
released from prison is automatically Seven of their Iiotscs were brought
put into a class by himself by the os-i to this city Wednesday to be cared for
tracism of society. He advocated gov-1 ami check a further spread of the dis
erninent help for the bettering of con-1 ease. The boys had a good bunch of
ditions for the ex-convict. horses and the loss is a severe one.
Mr. Rlatchforcl's oration on "Pro- Silverton Appeal.
hibition and n.Ntional Efficiency." 1 '
de.ilr with the pointing out of how bel-l
iigerent nations have accomplished in'
war time wiiat America has failed to
do in a time of peace, namelv the pro-i
hibiting of the drink evil. "
"A nation's chief work is to pro-i
nude the welfare of its inhabitants"
said he. " Kniployers of labor in econ-
omic industries .ire demanding ubstin-
ence of their employees to increase!
efficiency.'' Following the contest.
norney Walter K.
PECULIAR TACTS ABOUT
WELL KNOWN PEOPLE
The diplomatic situation over the torpedoing of the
Lusitania is very grave, but it has been that way so often
before that it is not so alarming as it might be.
The absent-minded proclivities of some persons is in
explainable. For instance there are $100,0d0 of forgotten
deposits in the San Francisco banks.
oil-slicked hair, used to make fun of "Chinese women, re
marks the Boise Statesman.
When told that he was trvinir to studr
law tho experienced attorney and jur
ist remarked. "It is a long tedious
road, by boy, lint do not let that dis
courage you. Tell me when you cm lie
here and will come an hour earlier
and help yon to tret started as best 1
can." The lac) assured Justice Moore
that he would come every evening and
the conversation closed.
For months Justice Moore came an;
hour earlier each night to his work .ind:
that hour was spent with the boy from!
tiie farm as earnestly as thouh a highj
salary was being paid him for instruc-'
tinu. I might be added that the farmj
boy made good .ind is now one of the
. . ...'", i ,i i foremost lawyers of Oregon. Mention'
American women, now going in for pantalettes and -instice Mmm- now aimsot brings J
i ...-. ,v. mi.- e.cs i,l uiis prosperous at-'
tomey and were it possible for him tol
re-elect Justice Moore bv walking in!
his bnrefeet from Portland to Marsh-i
fied, the walking would begin forth
with. We mention this bit of personal, in-'
i side history to show our readers the
! human side of this able man who asks
to he-returned to his pi n e on the bench j
Mini we wish to leave the decision with1
jthe big hearted, child-loving men nioV
I women of Oregon. In our opinion the1
! demand for his return should be unani-!
i.- . t . - . ,
jxe.M-s, w no is rue w
Vet. chief .I,,., . m, i,,..i " " . ' . "l,ul' a
...... .. ... v ..,., v an.,..iUra nur.is.
the lad asking him what ne was doing.1
Washington, Feb. 5 A gorge
ous purple electric runabout up
holstered with vivid lavendar
plush, has been acquired by
Representative Percy Quin, of
Mississippi, whose other fad is a
corn cob pipe.
lie stated that he was deeply
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junk, metal, rubber, hides and furs. I pay Jt...e per pound for old r.igs. X
I Dig stuck of all sizes second hand incubators. All kinds corrugated f
; mi" f"r '",th ''oofs and buildings. Roofing paper and sccoud hand Z
X H. Steinback Junk Co. J
X The House of Half a Million Bargains.
i'l-' North Co ercial St.
TAKES OVER THORNE MILL
Schubert & Co. closed a deal M olubiv
for the purchase of the ('. F. Thorn'c j
flour and feed chopping will near the j
depot, which occupies the W. i'..'
Loughmiller building. The new com-j
puny will continue the business along
about the same lines as did Mr. j
Thorno. Kay T.ani: lias been retained1
I lie in bed and hear the storm cavorting on its path,
and I secure and snug and warm, can laugh to scorn its
wrath. The snow is drifting on the ground, the tall trees
bend and shake, the wind is shrieking like
a hound that has the stomach-ache. The
pipes are freezing in the sink, and in the : .r?.! VI'?
bathroom, too, and in the morn the plumb-1 movements, but will remain in this c
ing gink' will have to fix a few. Tis pleas- I"ii''s',,t--Silv',rt0" ap1.,.,i.
ant, sure, to lie in bed, and hear the tempest
roar, to hear it wailing overhead, and
pounding at the door; to know the cellar's
full of coal, the larder stocked with bread;
so let the black northwester roll you do
not care a red. You labored when the signs
were right, with saw or ax or plow, you
brought your wages home at night, and gave them to the
frail : she put the money safe away, with mothballs 'twixt
the bills, and now when storm fiends are at play, your
breast with rapture thrills. Oh, happy is the man who
saves his coin on sunny days; then when the weather
misbehaves, a woop-la he can raise.
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COMING TO SALEM be doing an excellent business. They
8. Levy closed the People ' meat , will now devoto their entire time to the
market in this city (Saturday. lie. in expansion of their Solera business,
company with bis two boys, have the Mr. Levy will continue to buy stock in
Midget shop at Salem, which in mi id to this locality. (Sihertou Appeal.
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C. H. PRATT
Annouseos his candidacy fur the Office
of Constable for the S:ilem Dis
trict in the Republican
SUMMER PLAYGROUNDS NOW
Reached in ?Q Hours from
Portland by the Route De Luxe
"THE NORTH BANK ROAD" and the Superb Steel
Liner, S. S. "Northern
Pacific" sails Tuesday, February 8. S. S. "Northern
Pacific" will sail on Special 17-Day Cruise to Hawaii,
for Mid-Pacific Carnival, leaving San Francisco
February 16. Returns toSan Francisco-Portland
Service First week in March.
THE BEAUTIFUL SAN DIEGO EXPOSITION
REMAINS OPEN ALL THIS YEAR. DO NOT
FAIL TO SEE IT.
Same time and rates as all rail from Willamette Val
ley Points to California Points. Fares via this
route include berth and meals on steamer.
Agents of the Oregon Electric sell
through tickets to any point in the
United States or Canada.
J. W. RITCHIE, Agent, Salem, Ore.
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