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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
March ::. I!lii.
CHARLES H. FldllEB,
Editor and Manager.
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TOOK OLD UNCLE SAM
AN UNFORTUNATE WIZARD
Some years ago when the city put in the cluster lights i
along State and Court streets, the Postal Department!
i i. i. ...:i.u t i . t : .u , , ..... t-'ul
inaue a cuniraci wiiu inc t'iccuic ague cuinjjuii umiei we
terms of which four cluster lights were put in on the
postoffice grounds and the department agreed to purchase
lights for them for a period of five years at the end of
which time the clusters and posts became the property of
the government and under the charge, of course, of the
This contract ran out some time ago and the depart
ment refused to longer pay for the lights so the postoffice
yards are now, after the sun goes down, and unless the
moon is shining, as dark as the ways of a government
The city pays for the lights around the block owned by
Uncle Sam, he being the only privileged character in the
city and getting his lights free. . In spite of this some in
spector with less brains than salary came up this way,
saw that the government was being robbed by the city of
Salem and the light company, and having reported the
infamous proceeding this expense was cut off.
Of course Uncle Sam is poor and needs all the money
he can gather in to pay salaries to useless officials, and
cannot afford to pay electric light bills. So the postoffice
glim wa3 doused and $11 a month saved for the salary
It is pleasant to know that in some American bosoms
thtre still remains a deep and abiding patriotism that
looks after the country's affairs and prevents it going into
bankruntcv. Still one cannot help but think thatthe
r.,, Plhr xl' tV,. (.fot-n flrif nniv I'm- tVu linVirc nl! I
VvtA'll.Lll 111V OUUV IUUI 'tlt(i? AV wiiv
around the government's property would not be asking
loo much in requesting it to shed a few rays across the
gloom of the postoffice block, and pay for the same.
THE CANAL NOT A FAILURE
Nikola Tesla, the electrical wizard whose discoveries
and inventions have added so much to the advancement
of civilization, is in distress. In a formal statement made
to the corporation counsel of New York, he confesses
that he cannot pay his personal taxes; that he lives on the
tolerance of his creditors; that "his hotel bill has not been
paid for several years." He hasn't any assets worth
mentioning. He used to own nine-tenths of the stock in
the Nikola Tesla Company, he says, but hocked it to get
money for a new electric plant. All his inventions, about
200 in number, have been made over to the company. The
inventor says that nobody owes him money, while he owes
scores of people. He has no money in the bank; he has
no horses, no automobiles, no jewelry nothing.
This is a pitiful predicament for a great genius to be
in. And his plight is something which society as a whole
should be ashamed of. It is not Tesla's fault that he has
no business ability. His scientific genius alone is a sufficient
gift for any man to bring society.
With proper arrangement of the work of mankind,
such a highly specialized talent as Tesla's would be kept
from all worry about income or business matters and left
alone to do its big work. Inasmuch as society isn't organ
ized on any such sensible system, why doesn't some rich
business man with a turn for philantrophy endow and
While some zealous patriots have been so bitter in de
nouncing President Wilson for his slowness in chastising
the Mexicans on account of Villa's acts, it might be well
to recall the fact that we at one time acted as badly to
ward Mexico as Mexico has toward us. Along in the
70s, Cochise, an Apache chief made raid after raid across
the border into Mexico murdering and robbing, and when
pursued fleeing back into the United States where he was
safe from Mexican pursuit and also from trouble with
this government. Mexico stood for it because she wv.s the
weaker and had to, and not because she was pleased with
it. After Cochise went the way all bad Indians go, it was
not long until his noted successor, Geronimo followed the
same tactics, and kept at it for years, and finally when he
tired of the game he made his own terms with the gov
ernment and was never punished. It makes considerable
difference whose ox is being gored.
The Oregonian yesterday in defending Mr. Pittock
against an attack from the ex-Governor West and pub
lished in the Oregon Journal said some real unkind things
about the late governor. The Oregonian should be
ashamed of itself. The governor was given a parole by
the people and the big paper should give him a chance to
Our national pride in the Panama canal received a
severe jolt when in the hoydey of its first success, it was!
blocked by a slide in the Gaillard cut. The prolonged in
terruption of traffic has raised doubts as to whether,
after all, the big ditch is not a failure.
These doubts, however, ought to be dispelled by the
report of the committee appointed from the National
Academy of Sciences, bv President Wilson, to make a
thorough investigation of the problems. The scientist?:
announce that, although other slides are likely at inter-j
vals, for some years, nothing so bad as the last slide need
"After the present difficulties have been overcome I
navigation through the canal is not likely again to be J
seriously interrupted. There is absolutely no justification i
for the statement that traffic will repeatedly be inter-'
rupted during long periods for years to come. The canal
will serve the great purpose for which it was constructed.!
and the realization of that purpose in the near future is
A Junior Lieutenant on the U. S. S. cruiser Saratoga
which had just returned from six years' duty on a China
station, committed suicide in his quarters on the vessel
Friday. His commander said he was horrified at the act,
that he "saw the lieutenant the day before and he ap
peared in his usual splendid spirits. He was not married."
Senator Lewis introduced a resolution yesterday de
nouncing all Mexican aid to Villa as treason. He asked
that those helping Villa be prosecuted as traitors. This
is a bright idea. It would be much better to bring the
Villistas into court and try them by jury, thanto light
them. The senator though, to simplify the situation,
should introduce another resolution compelling Villa to
surrender. Otherwise his first "He it resolved," will be
Tex Rickard, who staged the fight tonight, is a far:
better champion than either of the men who stand up and'
slug each other. Willard gets $17,500 as his share and'
Moran $2:!,7f0. The total expense is estimated at ? 101.000 ,
and the total receipts at $130,000. This leaves the mam
who does none of the fighting with a greater sum than
the champion himself. However this is the way of the
would; it is the man at the head of things that rakes in
the coin, anil not the fellow who does the work.
sweet for VivpHivpn tn dwpll . t.nrrpflipr in nnitv"
Witness the eladsomeness of life down in Portland shared
by the Oregonian and the Oregon Journal.;
The days of the week bring us labor and care, to keep
the pot boiling we wearily hump; and often fe weel, with
a pang of despair, that, spite of our efforts, we'll land at,
the dump. There are things without num
ber demanding our mon, the high cost of
living is surely a fright; but let us can care
when the week's work is done, say "Shoo!"
to our troubles, on Saturday . night. If
neighbors come over to gossip a while, don't
let them refer to the wolf at the door; don't
let them exhibit spring samples of bile, or,
sprinkle sad tears, by the quart, on the
floor. Just tell them vou're willincr. at most'
iJ?&jJ$ other times, to listen to roasts with a fiend-;
ish delight, to jump on the plutes and their
various crimes, but peace is your portion on Saturday
night. Unhappy the man who must carry his grouch
away from the shop or the office or mart; who takes it;
along when he goes to his couch, and cuddles it close to1
his bitter old heart. Unhappy the man who must worry;
and fume when the week's work is done, and his pipe is)
alight, who cannot say Shoo.! to the phantom of gloom,
when he sits in his rocker on Saturday night!
MS. BROWN ASKS QUESTIONS
ABOUT "TRY SALEM FIRST"
Editor Capital Journal: In one way
and .mother I 've heard the slogan
"Try Salem First' and I like it for
many reasons, but let us be reasonable.
Now first of all what are we to try in
Salem f Climate.' That is good. Situ
ation J Very fair to look uporrr' Salem
is i city beautiful anil 1 heartily en
dorse the ideas advanced by .Mrs. W.
I'. Lord in an article in the March 14
issue of this paper. Salem's beauties
could be trebled and one look at the
northwest end of the bridge on South
High street abutting Mill Creek should
convince even tiie most obtuse.
Take the meaning of the name Sa
lem peu-e fldd the effect of the dis
cussed project and you have what .'
Ueautiful peace! Isn't that enough to
inspire any amount of civic pride.1 But
is Salem to bear out the synchronism .'
Let us see. Let us now discuss farther
the Salem first idea.
Attention, fanner! We will not dis
cuss commerce, t omineree, mv una
bridged explains, is " intcrch uige of
commodities, personal intercourse, trade
trail ic, dealing. " All right, but are
you getting your share or i it a one
siiicii ueai. ion produce, pay taxes,
purchase and improve. There is four
parts to your side of agreement. You
are criticised for pitronizing mail order
houses, yet I 've noticed on the tiroc-ei'v
shelves a biaud of two or three things
not manufactured from tiie produce
you raised, some of which, for lack of
local facilities lor handling, went to
waste on your hands and when you did
dispose of vour crop, von didn't get
Salem made goods in return, ami you
pud the manufacturers, the cilv of Se
attle or Portland middle men a bonus as
well as the transportation company
whir are not Snlemites. Are you getting
returns for "trying Salem first?"
"hat has Salem to offer the labor
ing man in the wiy of employment.'
Most of the active industries are owned
by outsiders and as for the state insti
tutions, yuu must bo born to the purple
or at least be a favorite at court, to
gain recognition, let alone employment.
And wild supports these institutions,
the official or the tax payer.' Does the
taxpayer get preference in employment
T came to Salem with money T in
vested in Salem property and Salem in
dustry, employed Salem labor. 1 spent
my money in Salem. I lost it to Sa
lem people. T asked employment of
Marion county. I got half enough to
keep the wolf from the door, but
enough to pay taxes ami interest to
say nothing of the b.ilanee on my
home. I asked employment of the state
and got three months employment and
a lay off with no reason given for dis
missal. My conn job was given to a
single man of alien birth. Now- a
friend puts ine at the head of i busi
ness for myself from which I pay him
a just commission.
1 hear one of Salem's business men,
presumably a member of Salem Com
mercial club, has some work along my
line. I hasten joyfully to see him,
make him the best proposition t can. as
he Ins probably yelled "Salem First"
also, but ant curtly told T 'm not the
man, he wants , of Portland. Is
that the result oi any short coming of
mine.' I could give acceptable refer
ences from reliable Salem people.
Is it fair I deal with Salem firms,
why will not Salem firms deal with me.'
Show nie one good subst intial reason
why I must lose my home for lack of
employment, while strangers to our city
and hind are prefered and I'll grace
From June first, to October 21). 101",
I had employment three months and
two weeks, two months in southern Ore
gun nnd one in eastern Oregon and two
weeks by the side of my wife in a lo
ganberry pitch five miles south of the
court house. T tried Salem first. I
believe I can furnish proof that 1 was
once a conuietent foreman. I handled
n crew for four years for one Traverse
City, Michigan, contractor. believe 1
could furnish references of ability to
handle a rock crusher, or. is a grocery
clerk or solicitor, and I have laid on a
ipiantity of paint but there is nothing
for me to do in the place where J
soent and lost the money made in other
places. Im no knocker, no chronic
kickot yet. but I 've got to kick or
starve, steal or beg. and 1 want to do
it well so is to bring results. What "s
the matter with Salem or what's the
matter with me .'
W. K. IlKOVVV.
K. li. :!. Hox 4, Salem Ore.
a I 1 1 ESB3?S29i
jrirSix months round trip tickets .on
sale from principal Northwest
Jl cities to Los Angeles, Pasadena,
Orange Empire, Long Beach and Santa
Barbara. Stopovers allowed at all
fHT Panama California exposition
open all the year at San Diego.
jj Exhibits from all principal coun
tries of the world.
See Southern California by electric cars
of the Pacific Electric Railway.
"Orange Empire," "Balloon Route,"
"Old Missions." "Triangle," and "Mt.
Lowe" trolley trips.
Ask your local agent or write John M. Scott, General
Passenger Agent, Portland. Oregon.
LADD Si BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Sifety Deposit Boxes
High School Notes ..
The high school was very fortunate
in securing Mary Agues Host, connect
ed with the pageant lit Ryan's hall,
nnd it speaker and a writer of note, to
sneak Friday morning to the pupils of
tne school of her experiences in the
East Side of Xow York. The students
certainly enjoyed the stories and en
cored her again and again.
The students of the hlgji school will
enjoy a Miration on Monday as It is
the annual visiting day for the teach
ers of the school.
Most of the teachers YuU-go to Port
land as the grand opera presentation of
"Madame Butterfly" i on Saturday
The Wireless club Is now in good
working order and has recently received '
several pieces of apparatus from the)
school board. Among the pieces given i
them are: New aerials, rotary spark
gap, transformer, neriul switch. The
boys themselves are making un oscilla-i
tion transformer and a cn-e to contain
the whole of the npparatu. j
The iippnrafiis as it is now will send
noout urn mites mid will receive any
thing on the const.
Let The Capital Journal print your
sale bills and other job printing.
"The Eternal Law."
Editor Journal: Life is one contin
uous round of seeking and finding, of
demand and supply, of ,aus, and ef
fect. The first man, looking out upon
life or prostrating himself before the
idols of his own making, to the lrinhe-if
type ever made manifest in iu.niau per
sonality, ever found himself confronted
with the same problem, with th" mod
of seeking and searching, whether for
food or for truth.
"What Seekest Thou" is an ever
present ipiestion from which there is no
escape. It involves e crv motive of tao
human heart. What a qu-ev world
this would be to most of us, if we could
discern the secret motives of men's
hearts. What sudden changes would
take place. How many social ( M
friendships would dissolve as bv
magic. The question- is really as dd
as time, as vast as life, as ' near as
breath itself. Not an interest, relation
or need into which it does not enter.
In every impulse, desire, passion, virtue,
hope, fear, in every experience from
the cradle to the grave it finds its
The child at play; the boy at school
wrestling with his problems: the sick
seeking health; the poor crying for
help: the unemployed seeking work:
flie manufacturer seeking markets: the
explorer searching for worlds to con
quer; the philosopher in quest of truth:
the scientist earching for facts, the
arti-t adoring beauty, the my-tie seek
ing (bul. alike find themselves with the
same eerpresont question;. "Vh:it
,-eekest Thou?" !
Were we to ask tiie same question id'
the billigerent nations, or of the great
financiers and money-kinus, or, of tliei
industrial monopolist-' nnd trust-mag-i
nates, or, of labor organizations, politi-t
cal parties, or. ecclesiastical churches!
we would receive the same answer, we'
would find the same impulse, the same
ambition, i. e extension of influence.,'
extension of power. '
Within and behind every institution,!
nlliaui-e. combination or organization'
(of what, ever name or pretense) lies'
this impulse. What is conquest but a.i ;
extension of -power. The love of and
the will to power is a primary im--pulse,
a fundamental instinct in life it
self. The love of and the will to power
is the divine element life. It is the
strong mini, the positive man if initia-
the and resourcefulness who moves the
world upward and onward. The nega- i
tive man is always the servant, who
obeys the master-mind. This is the law
of fitness, of survhal. However, this
iiiaster-type is not the militarist, the,
despot who luirles thousands to an un-!
timely death, but the " Blond Boast"!
of Nietzsche. '
Mastery is a spiritual attribute. The
spiritual teachers of the world have
boon its master-loaders. A Zuroustor,
a Confucius, u Buddha, a Mohamiiot, a1
.lesus, these are. the great masters of
spiritual power, not ot military force.
Power is the great dynamic that lies
behind all progress and advance.
Power is the way of attainment and of
mastery. Power is the means toward
perfection, which is the goal of our
high calling and of evolutionary pro
cess. Power is the greatest need and
Messing in the world when directed by
wisdom and love in the promotion of
vital life-interest world interests.
Power becomes the greatest curse in
the world when directed (misdirected)
by blind ambition of low self-interest.
The irospel of Jesus triumphed over
paganism, not by power of armies and
navies, not by appealing to the mailed
fist. bat. tl pen hand, the open heart.
the - p"u mind; not by appealing to
the lowest bi'uto-passiu'ns, ,f t tl,,,
highest spiritual emotions of the heait.
T.ovo is the -ivntest constructive power
in the world. ; I old is l.ove.t Untied
is the greatest destructive force!
I.ove unifies, unties, draws together.
Hate tears asunder, separates, destroys!
Peace is the fruit of trusting love!
War is the result of jealous hate! Life
is the fruit of peace! Uea'h is the
fruit of war! I.ove is the light of life!
Hatred is the shadow of night! Jc-us
revealed the way of life l,y teaching
the law of b've He taught the law of
love to fulfill tile hopes of life. Jesus
revealed the light of truth (spiritual
enlightenment: not military prepared
ness) wisdom, which is the preserver of
life by which is deliverance (not by
armies and navies.) Jesus came to
draw together in race-neighborlines
in helpful loving kindness not with
the destructive power of the drawn
sword, but bv the constructive power
of brotherly love, all the people of the
world into one fold, one family, one
great brotherhood of man.
By this law and principle alone will
we ever find the true fruit of life which
is the joy and blessedness of abiding
peace. There is no other way. It is
the eternal law.
Kli HARD E. TlSt'UEi;.
caused by illness and old age, Henry ,T.
Eollis. one of Oregon's oldest pioneers,
and a resident of Stayton for the past
l vears, died at his home here Jlondav,
Henry J. Follis was tiorn in Maury
county, Tenn., November 7, 18.'!2, nnd
with his parents moved to Missouri ia
At the nge of 2U years, young
Eollis caught the western fever nnd
came to Oregon in ISfii, buying land
south of Stayton in f.inn county, the
most of the same place still being held
by the family. October 1.1, ISoil, he
was united in marriage to Miss Marv
Jane Williams, who still survives him.
Three children were born to the couple,
all of whom are still living. John T.
on a farm just across the river. Mis.
Susan Trask of this city, and Win. E.
also of Stayton.
Mr. Follis litis been n consistent mem
ber of the Baptist church since 1S7H,
and was ordained deacon in ISssS. It?
was a good citizen, loving husband and
father, and had many friends, which,
was evidenced by the large crowd at
the funeral to do honor to his mem
ory. The funeral was held on March at
the Baptist church in this city. Rev.
Lawrence officiating. Interment was
in the I. one Oak cemetery. Mail,
DEATH OF JOSEPH PAZINA
Joseph Tazina, a well known farmer
living near Townseml Station, died at
his home on Friday, march 17, of pneu
monia, after an illness of 10 days. Mr.
Pttzina was born in Germany 'in lv'd
and came to Oregon in 1H05, settling at
Summit. Lincoln county, where he lived
until about eight years ago, when ho
removed to this section.
Mr. Vazina was a good citizen, a
good neighbor and a devoted husband
and father. He was a man of sterling
character and made many friends here"
The funeral was held Sunday from
the residence under the auspices' of ti e
M. W. A. Rev. (). C. Weller. of t! -.
Presbyterian church officiating, and tl'
interment was at Belle Passi. Deceased
leaves a wife, three sons and tlr
daughters to mourn his demise. Wood
STAYTON PIONEER PASSES
Following a gradual weakening
Special Real Estate Bargains
li'.O n,-rcs with buildings, orchard,
berries and other improvements, in
tfond location, for .oiiO; ,4ii;,uft eash.
This place is worth twice the price
asked; truly the owner is hard pressed
for cash and has offered the land for
a few days at 1-2 of its value BE
LIEVE MK 1 1 V. 1? K A BARGAIN".
Here is another: Two nice lots, well
improved and good residence, well
located, for if ti id; 1-2 cas-h. This prop
erty has a permanent renter for .7..VI
per month; it is worth l.jui) at l'eat,
but it must be sold." Why par rent
when you can purchase a' home for
about 1-2 of its value.
T can sell 1 00 acres of good land,
3-2 slashed and seeded, with buildings,
tor ;;.oo(i; i.o 0ash. in this county,
Have 10 acres near station at a 'bar
gain. Have n client who wants to borrow
sO'iio on good farm security, 3 per cent.
I john h. scon
Over Chicago Store.
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