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Editorial Page of "The
CHARLES H. FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
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SALEM, PORTLAND AND OTHER HOGS
Some grandmotherly old woman once when the matter,
of naming the animals by Adam was being discussed,!
said she "thought it must have been an awful hard job toj
think of all the names and make them fit the animals so
well, but any blamed fool of a man could have named;
Maybe it is because of the ease with which that name
can be saddled onto any person, place or thing, that it is
done so frequently. Here in Oregon the first to try his
hand on this kind of metaphor, selected Salem, and "the
Salem hog" at once got a reputation for greediness that
extended over the entire state.
The term was applied by someone outside of Salem
who wanted office, as descriptive of some other one living
in, or located at Salem, who wanted the same office. There
is a wide difference between the terms "living in," and
"located at,'' but it is a difference that the assiduous office-seeker
Let a man be elected to any state office which requires
his presence here, should he run again to succeed himself,
he is at once credited to Salem, and Salem is at once a
candidate for the hogpen. If there is an appropriation
asked to make necessary extension or repairs to state
property located at the capital, "the Salem hog" is ac
cused of saddling this cost onto the state, and of devour
ing the appropriation at a gulp, just to satisfy an inordi
nate craving. Salem is credited however with being a
political hog principally, and only a piglet otherwise.
She isn't in it with Portland when it comes to being
the whole hog. According to some our metropolis is the
boss Berkshire of the coast. To others she is the Poland
China for ham, the Chester White for side-meat, the
Duroc for color and the razor-back for bristles, tail,
snout, speed and appetite.
There are others that it would seem had as much right
to get into the porcine pen as Salem and Portland, but
somehow they manage to avoid the name. No one ever
hears of the Corvallis hog; yet nearly one-seventh of all;
the taxes collected by the state go to the Agricultural j
College. , j
We are not objecting to this, but merely pointing out (
that some of the nomenclature folks are overlooking an
About $150,000 a year goes to the branch asylum at1
Pendleton, which should make some shote of the "Let 'er
buck" community. ,
About $280,000 a year goes to the University of Ore-1
gon, which makes Eugene big enough to have a ring in
Then there are the soldiers' home, normal schools and,
other institutions scattered over the state.
The circuit judges get $100,000. the district attorneys:
$(8,000 ami the Oregon National Guard $80,000 yearly.'
This should make every judicial district, every county ;
and every town that has a militia company eligible to be:
classed at least as pigs j
Now each and every of these charges and expendi-j
tures are legitimate ami proper, just as the expenditures1
at Salem are. Why then "the Saiem hog?" We are each
and all interested in seeing our home town grow and
getting all it can in the way of factories and payrolls of,
Portland gets more than any of the balance for the;
reason that she is bigger and is therefore entitled to
more as her proportion. Her location gives her the ad-i
vantage of lots of the rest of us, but that is her good,
fortune ami not a fault. We in turn are better situated;
than many smaller places. If we were not they instead;
would be the bigger, and have the more business.
The simple fact is that the cities and towns of the j
state are all in the same boat, each and every one of them,
working for its own betterment; and each in that sense!
"a hog." This being the case suppose we all get up to the:
trough together without crowding, and each grab for his,
share in as gentlemanly a manner as a collection of j
municipal hogs can, without grunting or squealing, ifj
some other gets more than we do. i
The bicycle makers and dealers tomorrow will start a
campaign the object of which is to sell during the year
one million bikes. A committee from the makers and
jobbers has been busy since the beginning of the year
preparing for the campaign.
Hundreds of thousands of circulars have - been sent
broadcast to bicycle dealers, announcing details and
securing co-operation. All kinds of boosting schemes will
be worked. One dealer plans to interest the boys, giving
those who bring their boy friends to the store a premium
for each sale made through their aid.
Prizes will be given for best display advertisements
in local papers, for window displays and no scheme will
be ignored that will help sales. The big corporations and
manufacturing firms understand the value of advertis
ing, and know that they cannot make a success of business
without it, and the bicycle makers and jobbers are illus
trating this by their whirlwind campaign beginning tomorrow.
The University of Oregon medical college students in
Portland to the number of twenty-five went on strike
Saturday because when a frog escaped from the glass
case in which it was confined and hopped across the floor,
one of the students imitating the antics of the frog, kept
the class in an uproar until the professor became dis
gruntled and told the witty one "he had no more grey
matter than the frog." The student demanded an
apology from the professor and the professor made a
counter deamnd for an apology from the student. Neither
was forthcoming and the students struck. It looks to an
outsider as though a fair consideration of the case wouR
lead to the conclusion the whole crowd, professor in
cluded, should apologize to the frog.
WILL START FOR EAST
Golf at Santa Barbara At
tracting Much Attention
Other Sporting News
Sun Francisco, Fob. 2" All the
major league players who l.ave been
wintering in California will start east
during the present week to participate
in the training season which will be in
full airing by next Monday.
Oscar V it t and Oscar Stunuge expect
to start east tomorrow to join the De
troit Timers- Kil.li. Uiirnu ..4 tli I 1. ; I
lies and .foe Oechsger will pet away
oiines.iay anil rreel Kelly will leave
California before Saturduv. The lust
to leave will be Duffv Louis, Hurrv
Hooper, anil "Dutch'' Leon ml, of the
I'.ostcm Red .Sox. The Red Sox train
ing season wil be shorter than that of
the other major leaguers.
Feature No. 8
MOOSE LODGE ALL STAR VAUDEVILLE SHOW
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
It is really .wonderful the way our admirals and mili
tary men can tell to a fraction just how badly the United
States ships or armies would be whipped under given
circumstances. Admiral Winslow says one battle ship
could whip the whole Pacific fleet of the United States.
It may be remembered that during the Spanish war some
of these same experts were dreadfully alarmed lest the
Oregon should be sighted and sunk by some Spanish fish
ing smack. When it came to a show down it was demon
strated that she could have fought and whipped the whole
Spanish fleet. Sometimes the best proof of the pudding
is not found by chewing the bag or rag.
All Watching Hagen.
Santa Jinrhara, Cal., Feb. 2,s. Pro
fessional and amateur golfed of na
tional reputation teed off here today in
the first half of the ipialit'yini; round
of the annual open tournament at the
Santa linrhnra countrv club.
Walter llagen, former American
hninpion, was the center of interest
and Sensational Rolf was expected from
him. ltobort Simpson, former western
open champion and many other cracks
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eiiuie .lacu .ovitic, Kolun Hayne, t.rviu
S. Armstrong, California champion; M.
A. McLaughlin, Colorado champion,
and II. 1!. Lamb.
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Here is one of the most cheerful newspaper items,
from the Daily Astorian, we have read for some time :
"A man wanted to give $60 to charity in Astoria and he
couldn't find any one that needed it. Even the chief of
police and the mayor were unable to help him. So he
gave the money to the naval base committee. If anybody
doubts in the face of this that prosperity smiles on As
toria he must, indeed, be a chronic pessimist that would
sec evil in Heaven."
Miles S. Johnson, an attorney of Lewiston, Idaho, has
informed the public through the columns of the Oregon
ian that President Wilson will not be re-elected because
he will not get votes enough. The reason is sufficient of
borne out by the results; but the unfortunate thing about
it is that another man over in Eola says Wilson is bound
to be elected. Too bad one or the other had not remained
silent so we would all of us have known the results so
long in advance.
The same report is coming from all parts of the
Northwest, and that is that the sawmills are starting up
or are getting ready to do so. Reports of mills changing
hands show the lumber business is again getting on its
feet, and that prosperous times are ahead for Oregon and
not very far ahead either.
Tillamook made some cheese last year and it was the
very best cheese too. The total output was in round num
bers 4.500,000 pounds, and the value $020,50:?. Some day
the Willamette valley will awake to the fact that it can
make both cheese and butter in unlimited quantities, and
plenty of money at the same time.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
CAPITAL . - - - - - - $300,000.00
Transact a General Banking: Business
Safety Depesit Boxes
There are so many noble gents in this bright world of i
joy and glee, that men who seem like eighteen cents don't:
need to worry you or me. We do not need associates who !
are not built to put up ice, we need noti
mingle with the skates who would be dear!
at any price. The woods are full of splen
did scouts whose friendship is a thing to
prize, but if you herd with down-and-outs, I
you cannot. to such friendship rise. .Man!
must be honest, good and straight, if he'd;
have friends who Ye worth the while; hei
cannot trot a' crooked gait and be con
sidered quite in style. Then men whose i
friendship is a boon are found all oer this
cneeriul eartli; they do not give a picayune
for anything but sterling worth. You may be poor, you
may be bald, you may have water on the brain, but when
you're to their circle called, you know you have not lived
Wrestling at Portland.
Portland, Or., Feb. 1!S. The wrest
ling game will be on trial here, to
morrow night when Walter .Miller and
Kddie O 'Council meet for the middle
weight and welterweight champion
ships. For several years wrestling lias had
a black eye in l'ortland because of al
leged fake matches. When Walter Mil
ler last week refused to stake his
$l."i00 championship belt on the out
come, fans immediately set up n cry
of "fake," but Miller since has con
sented tp hang up (he belt.
Rev. B. 0. Peterson Lectures
On 'Thilippine Islands"
T'rom ten to twenty-five times the
amount of money is brought into this
country through the efforts and in
fluence of the missionary service in
the islands, was the summary last even
ing of the Rev. I!. (). Peterson at the
Methodist church, in an address a to
what was being dune in the mission
ary work in the Philippine.
This statement was made for the
benefit of those who were of the. opin
ion this country was receiving very
little in a financial way for the amount
spent in the missionary fields, without
taking into consideration the religious
side of the work.
The great work being done by this
government was referred to and its
beneficial effect on the notices. This
work included the building of schools,
construction of roads, gathering to
gether the lepers on the islands, vac
cination and the almost complete dis
appearance of small pox and the estab
lishing of schools.
When the I'nited States assumed con
trol of the islands, only 1 ."ill.OOil chil
dren were in schools. Now the number
is (i.'ill.lillli, and of thi number 5,"00
are in the high schools.
About ten years ago, l.OUO American
teachers were employed, but this num
ber has been gradually reduced to 050.
At present there are 10,000 riiilippino
The Knglisli language is now spoken
by the natives in all the islands and is
in more general use than Spanish was
after the. Spaniards had governed the
country for :tNI years.
For missionary work, the Protestant
churches have divided the islands, each
working in its own assigned territory,
lint in order that the native converts
may have an opportunity of studying,
nil the Protestant churches combined
and established a 1'aioii Theological
seminary, with union text books, union
church papers and n general working
together for the good of the natives
who wish to study in order to take up
At present, the Methodist church in
its district claims S.'i.OOO converts and
according to the amount of money
spent in the Methodist missions, these
converts cost the church only each.
During the pn.-f ten years, 7.").00i of the
n ntiveshave become converts to the
church and are using their influence
with their native kinsmen.
"As I know the Philippine situation,
there are abundant reasons for an
anti-American feeling." declared Mr.
Peterson, but lie was emphatically op
posed to placing the natives on their
own resources for their self government
with the present undeveloped state of
Miss Schultz is what the judge of proper Violin Knowledge would call a
wizzanl. Miss Schultz has selected for the Big Moose night a repertoire of
Violin Solos, that will please even the chronic critic.
Miss Schultz is a player known along the coast for her technic knowledge
of the violin instrument, she plays with the ease of u genius, and draws out
from the violin tunes that never know a discord, Miss Schultz outside of
making u beautiful appearance on the stage does not use any magnetic cap
tivating efforts to please the audience, but when she once raises the violin to
proper position the melody, and harmony, fie draws from the instrument
vibrates throughout the souls of the listeners, until they appear in a spell
and not until she reaches the last chord do the audience make a move, and
when they do they applaud with the vigor that goes with thorough apprecia
tion. Miss Schultz recently appeared in Portland, where she received the most
flattering notices for her mastery of the violin.
The Moose committee knows that Miss Schultz will more than do her share
to give the audience a delightful eve.iiug.
LITTLE TALKS ON
EVERY DAY FINANCE
The Home Woman and the Bank
EVERY day the home and the bank are comini Into
closer alliance through the maker of the home
woman. ft We want the women of this community to realize the
meaning of an association with this bank,
ft We want to co-operate with you in your home finances
and your personal finances.
C You can consult us about your financial matters,
knowing that your afiairs will be hold in strict confi
dence. CYou can put system into your finances through the
helps we offer.
C An account here and a check book will start us off
nicely. Little things about business which perplex you
will be explained as you go alonj, and wo will do the
part of a good bank in helping you in the conservation
of your resources.
CThis is your invitation make
this bank your financial home.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL RANK
Lane County Will
Be Fully Represented
Lane county has signified its iiiten-!
Hon of being fully represented at the
meeting of the Willamette Valley
Development Association which wiil
meet in Albany March It to effect a
The County court will be represent
ed by M. If. Harlow. The Commercial
Club and commercial interests of tha
county will send A. C. Dixon, manager
of the liooth-Kelly Lumber company.
The granges and agricultural inter
ests will send Cal. Young as their rep
resentative, flesides the three dele
gates from each of the eight counties
of the valley, representatives from nil
nineicial clubs are invited to nt-
TRY JOURNAL WANT ADS.
ST, LOUIS NOTES
Mr. Junes Ownsby made a business
triii to St. I.ouis Monday from Salem.
Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Durbiu and Mrs.
11. 11. Itooster spent Sunday at the Mil
Miss Anna tlroshoug visited her
mother one day this week.
Miss Pauline Aral spent one day in
Woodburn lust week.
Mr. iin.l Mrs. 11. J. .1. Mil', r spent
the week end in McM iniiv ille.
Mr. and Mrs. Ci.illuaith and Mr. nn.i
Mrs. Owubv of Siletn spent Suudav in
this neighborhood. Oervais Star.
Sets the Miles at Naught
A business campaign
of Day Letters and
Night Letters will
quickly prove dis
tance an imaginary
barrier and clock time
only a comparison.
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.