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The Capital Journal"
April :i, 1iH(i.
CHARLES H. FISHER,
Editor and Manager.
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A STRAW BALLOT SUGGESTION
The Oregonian has been conducting' a straw vote as
to the preference of those registering, for president. Be
ginning Wednesday morning and ending Friday night at
the registration office those registering were handed a
card with the following questions:
"In 1912 I voted for
"In 191G I prefer ."
These cards were handed those at the registration
counter as they received their registration cards from the
clerk, and no questions ar suggestions were asked or
made. Locked ballot boxes in which to drop the cards
were provided at the exit from the office.
The total registration in the three days was :!216, and
the number of votes cast was 1092, about 80 more than
half the number registered. Of these 1(592 votes, 81:3
showed a preference for Wilson, 4(38 were for Hughes,
;J29 for Roosevelt and 67 scattering.
During these three days the total registration by
parties was 2:328 republican, G:!9 democrat, 120 independ
ent, 17 progressive, 71 prohibition and 41 socialist.
As but a trifle over 50 per cent of those registering
voted, if these were equally divided between the parties;
then 1200 republicans, :-l() democrats, Go .independents,1
;! prohibitionists, and 21 socialists, expressed their pre
ference. This gives the total for Hughes and Roosevelt
as 797, against 81:3 for Wilson. There were 67 scattering
votes for some republican, and these added to the Hughes
Roosevelt vote gives a total of SG4, or a majority of 51
in favor of the republicans. There were five democrats
not naming Wilson, which brings the democratic vote up
to 818 and the republican majority down to 4G. It also
shows that Wilson got 478 other than democratic votes,
oi' 10 more of these than Hughes and 149 more than
It was noted that among the women there was a strong
preference shown for Wilson, considerably more than half
of those voting, favoring him.
This was probably as fair a straw vote as could be
taken, and it is certainly far from encouraging to the
republicans. It shows the strong following Wilson has
among republicans and also that in order to beat him in
this state, if the proportion held good it would require
that practically all those who are not for him be united
in the election against him.
With the strong sprinkling of prohibitionists, social
ists, independents and others, this unity is impossible and
the straw vote, if it shows anything, shows that Wilson
will carry Oregon.
Of course there is always a chance for something to
happen to upset the best laid schemes, or closest calcula
tions, and the apparently most certain things.
The Mexican affairs, the settlement with Germany,
the course taken with England over some of the high sea
troubles, any or all may combine to change the political
.skies, either to make them brighter or to overcast them
The one humorous feature if the straw ballot was that
there was one solitary ballot cast in favor of Bryan.
Sheriff Hodge of Seattle says sixty-five new drug
stores have been opened in that city since the state went
dry the first of the year. This may or may not be true
as the recent blackmailing case of which the sheriff talked
so loudly demonstrates the sheriff does much of his talk
ing as the unregenerate would express it through his
hat. One "drug store" pulled in ' the edgeville city
was located in a space between two buildings and had a
front of :30 inches. Its counter was a whiskey barrel but
its "stock" far exceeded what one would. expect to find in
such limited quarters. The drugs were labeled "Sunny
Brook", "Guggenheim Rye", "Golden Wedding" and sim
ilar names suggestive of cramp, colic, bad colds, wet feet,
and the troubles fishermen are exposed to. The stock was
A Tacoma court is wrestling with a rather complicated
criminal case, one in which Paul R. Hoffer is being prose
cuted for slandering George Washington. The prosecut
ing attorney took the broad ground that Washington be
ing the father of the country all Americans are his. chil
dren.. A lady in the audience objected to this, remarking:
"Sure he's no feyther o' mine me feyther died in Ire
land." She was finally assured the court did not believe
George was her "feyther" and was pacified. The defense
attorney thought if this position was correct anyone could
be arrested for criticising the condust of Adam and Eve in
the garden of Eden. Or Noah for his management of
Holland .is reported as thoroughly aroused over the
sinking of the Tubantia, and the situation as between
her and Germany is critical. Of all the nations of Europe,
Germany can least afford to antagonize, Holland, for
through her she has received and is receiving vast sup
plies, and through her lies the way for the allies to attack
Germany in her weakest spot. Besides Holland cannot be
whipped. She is the only real submarine country in the
world and if attacked can open her valves, break her
dykes, and get under water.
Francisco Villa, wherever he is holed up, now has time
to reflect on the difference between raiding a community
and murdering its inhabitants, and being raided and shot
down by others. Some how murder seems less attractive
when seen from the victims viewpoint. There is a wide
difference between shooting others and being shot; be
tween leaving death and suffering in his trail and being
left in the trail wounded, helpless and suffering.
How can Portland officials trace the disappearance of
a thousand cords of wood that never existed? A wood
expert called attention to the fact that the city woodpile
was a thousand cords shy last July. As it was never cut
how7 can the sleuths of the rose city find where it has
Voters Declare for President
Regardless of Party
Portland, Or., April II. The Oregon
ian 's straw vote of the registered voters
of Multnomah county resulted as fol
lows, iiccordinj; to that paper:
Of IlidL' voters who expressed their
preference tor President in the straw
vote conducted by the Oreyonian on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the
registration office in the Court-house
Hi:! voted tor Woodrow Wilson, 4 lis fur
Charles E. Hughes and :!-! for Theo
There were, besides, (17 scattering
votes for oilier republican possibilities,
five votes for Democrats other than
Wilson, and 10 Socialist votes.
To sum up, Slit persons expressed ,
preference for Hughes, Iionsevelt or i
some other rlopuhlicnn possibility, as
against Slit who voted for Mi'. Wilson,
or SIS who wanted either Mr. Wilson
or some other Democrat. The majority
if those favoring a Republican to a
Democrat for I'resiileut next year thus
Kvery effort was made in Inking the
straw vote to obtain the honest pref
erence of voters. No person was urged
to vote for a Republican or for a Demo
crat, or for niiy particular candidate or
Registration by parties in the three
days during which the vote was taken
was 'JIS'JS Republican, lilt!) Democrat, 1-U
independent, 17 Progressive, 71 Prohi
bition and 41 Socialist.
Unllots had previously been printed
with the following questions:
"In WV1 I Ivoted for "
"In I'll ii I prefer ... '
These ballots were handed to persons
at the registration counter as they came
to receive from the clerks the cards
bearing their precinct numbers. Locked
ballot boxes in which to drop the votes
were at the exit f l oin, the l egist ration
The total registration for the three
days was V1W. As the. number of votes
cast was W-yi, this was well over half
the registration. Perhaps l!0 to lit)
votes, but not more, were cast by per
sons who had registered previously but
asked the priviuege of voting.
T "X 7HAT makes the
VV OWL so good?"
a smoker asks.
There are several reasons.
But first of all comes the million
dollar supply of mellowing leaf
that is always in reserve for the
That "sureifies" the OWL'S
mellow flavor. All the equip
ment and experience of the
OWL factories go to bring out
that fine flavor in the best
way, in every OWL you buy.
M. A. GUNST & CO.
WOULD RAISE COLTS
While the brotherhood of railroad men are demanding
an eight hour day, the coal miners of Washington are cele
brating the fact that for them the 8 hour day no longer
exists, and they can work longer hours. A whiteman is
pretty hard to please.
The sinking of a Red Cross ship loaded with wounded,
sick, doctors and nurses, is reported in the Black sea. In
the interest of humanity and decency it is hoped this story
is not true, or that at least it will prove to have been done
The records at the clerks office do not show that
Ananias and Saphira took out fishing licenses but the
stories told today about the catches yesterday and Satur
day indicate that said licenses were issued.
That story of the battle at Turner Saturday night
sounds like' it had come from some place along the Mex
ican border rather than from a quiet, peaceful, Willam
ette valley "town.
Elihu Root, who ditched Roosevelt for the lopublicani
nomination for president m 1912, and the strenuous one
whom he ditched were guests at a luncheon given by
Robert. Bacon in New York, Friday. The lion and the
lamb have laid down together, but it remains to be seen
which is the lion and which the lamb. If, as is rumored, it
is an attempt to make Roosevelt the republican nominee
this year, Teddy is the lion and Elihu the lamb tucked
snugly away inside of him.
The United States is surely an awfully weak country.
Nearly every morning some tinhorn army officer gets up
and licks the whole country to a frazzle before he goes to
breakfast. The whole pestiferous bunch of lead pencil
fighters are of the opinion the proof this country is "a
pudding" awaiting some other country's feast, is in their
chewing the rag.
Kditor Journal: While people are
giving advice us to what should be
done I wiuld like to just c.ill attention
to one thing that is sadly and danger-ousl-
neglected, and that in the rais
ing of colts. We know that uutos are
nice to have, but they have to be
homdit ami they do not produce any
young autos; if they did every body
would be in the business. Now you
louse owners don't you know that if
you do not raise colts that it will not
lie Ion", th.it is to say not many years
before if you need a horse there will
not be any for sale, .lust think of
this. We miwt have horses and where
can you buv if none are raised.' Kv
ery mare that is able should raise a
colt, should certainly be bred, .lust
think how many farmers do you know
that are r.iisiug colts enough to supply
this need. Well, you say, they can
buy them. I say you can't it' some
one doesn't raise some: What dues a
farmer raise thai is more profitable
than colt.' I know they make some
trouble but what do we get without
double.' If I were on a firm I would 1
sure breed every mare that I could. ,
Now, Mr. Parmer just think it over.
The farmer is the backbone of this or
any other country: you are the ones
that must raise the colts it' we have
Am I right or not What have!
you to say Mr. Kditor.' A .lournal.
Get some CASH
UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve Bank
Evidently there is a nigritudinous descendant of Ham
in the Portland caloric supply.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety. Depesit Boxes
4k wait Mason,
I have read a hundred essays on the Causes of the
Fight, and every country's in the wrong, and all are in
tne rignt; me nones oi countless nutcnered men are
oieacning in tne ngnt, and Deatn goes)
marching on. The war was forced on yon
der king, w ho couldn't dodge the scrap; and
it was forced on t'other king, who is a
peaceful chap; and meanwhile over every
foot of Europe's soggy mah, King Death is
marching on. It seems a shame, when all the
kings were suffering for peace, that war
should spring its wrinkled front, and all
its dogs release, that generals should wade
around in blood and fur and grease, and
Deatn go marching on. And still the sol
diers fight and slay, their little wage to earn; and where
the vine :md figtree were, the lurid beacons burn; the
sleepless childdren watch and wait for dads who won't re
turn, and Death is marching on. It must have been spon
taneous, the great and bloody game; if anyone's responsi
ble, no man will take the blame; old Europe's littered with
her dead, her blind and halt and lame, and Death goes
SHIP HITS ROCK, SINKS
Tokio, April .". Striking a sunken
ledf;e of rock near Nnnnsuki, the small
liner Wukatsu Main bound for .In pan
ose coast doits plunged to the bottom
in a few minutes with probable heavy
loss of life, it was learned here today.
Seventy-six passengers nail i!0 sailors
nre iniNsiuc;. The Wakatsu Maine was
n roast inu steamer.
Let The Capital Journal print your
sale bills and other job printiii'j.
QUICK RELIEF FROM
Get Dr. Edwards
THREE DAYS MORE :
AnnualjSpring Opening Sale I
That la the Jovful rrv of thousands slnte
Dr. Kilwunls produced (.Hive Tablets, the
imbsimito tor culomel.
Dr. KMwards, a practicing physician for
17 vam nml mlomel'a old-time enemy.
discovered the formula for Olive Tablets,
while treating patients for chronic constl- j
paliou anil torpid livers.
Tr EdwnrrK Olive Tablet do not con
tain calomel, but ln ulliiB, sootUUig vese-.
table laxalho. !
No irrlpliiK Is the "kevnote" of these lit-.
tie uar-viuited, ollve-iVlorutl tallel. They I
i "iow the bowels and liver to net normally, i
Thev never lone them to unnatural action
It tou nave a ;irit niunn uiw-.i.i
nnd then a bad hruili a dull, tired feel
tup lik headache torpid liver ami arc
constipated, vou 11 llnd quick, sure and only
pli-nMiil rrsults from one or two little Dr.
V:dwarda' Olive Tablets at btiliime.
Thousands take one or two verv nlpht
Just to keep rlKht. Try them. IDi; and iov
pvr box. All dniKglsls.
The OIH e Tablet Company, Colmubua, O
This is the last call. Our sale will positively close
on Wednesday evening. This is your last opportuni
ty to buy at these low prices. National trade journals
are predicting that woolens, which have already ad
vanced considerably, will double in price within the
next three months due to the drain on the market
caused by the war. Eighty per cent of the product
of English mills is being sold to the allies, leaving
practically nothing for export. Heavy buying for
the warring armies from American mills also tend
to raise the prices. Our patrons during this sale get
the benefit of our foresight in buying heavily before
Of course, you will want to get a new suit for
Easter, and this sale gives you the chance to get the
best and at the same time to save money. Remember
ONLY THREE MORE DAYS and the sale will
ORDER YOUR EASTER SUIT NOW.
STORE OPEN EVENINGS
D. H. MOSHER
TAILOR TO MEN AND WOMEN