Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1916)
iloNDAV KVKX IXl!
April K. I!10.
CHARLES H. FISHER,
Editor and Manager.
of The Capital Journal
PUBUSHED EVERY EVE.MXQ EXCEl'T SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
L. a BARNES,
CHA9. II. FISHER,
JXJHA C. ANDRESES,
Sec. uud Treas.
Daily by carrier, per year $3.00 Ver month
Daily by mail, per year
a. 00 Per mouth 35c
FULL LEASED WIRE TELEGRAPH REPORT
Wsrd-Lcwis-Willinms Special Agency Tribune Building
The Capital Journal earner boys are instructed to put tlie papers on the
poreh. If the carrier does not do this, misses you, or neglects getting the
paper to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, this is the only
way we can determine whether or not the carrier are following instructions.
Phone Alain 81.
THE GNAT AND THE CAMEL"
STRAW VOTE INDICATES WILSON'S ELECTION
The Oregonian has just completed taking a straw vote
as to the individual preference for president, and gave
out the returns Sunday. It states the votes were taken
in office buildings, industrial plants and a hotel lobby
The results are significant, though of course no straw
vote is positive evidence because they are taken largely
from one or two classes rather than from all. Another
weakness of the straw vote in this especial case is that it
apparently did not take into consideration the suffrage
vote, which generally favors Wilson.
Out of S(!l votes collected Wilson was the choice of
,'MG; Hughes, 297; Roosevelt, 155. Besides there were :G
scattering votes for republicans, including 11 for Henry
Ford, seven socialist votes and three democratic for others
than Wilson. It may be added that there were two votes
for Pancho Villa.
It will be seen that Wilson leads Hughes 49 votes and
Roosevelt 199. The combined vote of Hughes and Roose
velt is 10:5 more than the Wilson vote. If it could be con
ceded that even the great majority of the Roosevelt votes
would go to Hughes, it would make the straw vote rather
against Wilson; but can this be done?
It is generally conceded that if the Roosevelt following
is to go into the republican camp, a man strongly progres
sive and satisfactory to the progressives must be named.
There is but one such, and that is Roosevelt. If he is
nominated there will be a considerable fraction of repub
licans of the old guard who will not support him, prefer
ring Wilson to the man who they think betrayed them.
This element will strongly object to rewarding political
ingratitude by giving the ingrate the highest gut at their
command as a reward.
The result from whatever angle it is viewed points to
Wilson as the .next president. In the news columns of the
same issue of the Oregonian is an account of a straw vote
taken here in Salem which points still more strongly to
Wilson. For one hour the pedestrians passing the corner
of State and Commercial streets were asked to express
their preference for president and 81 did so. Of these 40
were for Wilson, 22 for Hughes and 14 for Roosevelt.
Besides these there were four scattering republican votes
and four socialist. In this vote Wilson got the same num
ber as Hughes, Roosevelt and all other republicans com
bined. The Oregonian's test vote was taken with absolute
fairness and its results presented its readers in the same
spirit. In these days of political trickery and chicanery
our big neighbor is to be commended for "giving it to us
To what lengths a well developed appetite for boo,e
will carry one is shown in the case of an Albany man who
a day or two ago drank up the baby's bath, getting away
with the alcohol the mother hail secured for this purpose.
When the wife remonstrated a scrap ensued, the result
being that the man with the baby's bath inside of him
paid a fine of $20 and costs making the "bath" cost him
$:;:U0. This is almost as bad as the historical case where
the sailors drank all the rum from the cask in which the
admiral's body had been placed to preserve it on the way
home from India, and which gave rise to the phrase ap
plied to taking a drink, of "tapping the admiral."
It becomes our somewhat painful duty to kill Villa
again. We have no regrets for assassinating him two
dozen times in the past twenty months, and no apologies
to make for wounding him every few weeks or marrying
him oil' occasionally. The continued slaughtering of a
man, even a Mexican bandit, after lie has been killed so
many times, is what is getting on our nerves, and we
sincerely hope this is the last time we will be compelled
to give him his "coup de glotte" whatever that is.
So far as registration for the primaries is concerned,
tomorrow is the last day in the afternoon. The books will
be kept open until 8 o'clock. This is positively the last
This great government can do more in the way of
gagging at a gnat and swallowing a camel than any
other. This is illustrated in the case of Jue Sung Gwong,
a young Chinaman who came to this country when he was
seven years old, and who is thoroughly Americanized. It
seems some government official desperately seeking some
thing that would justify his job being maintained, dis
covered, quite by accident no doubt, the fact above stated,
and that the youngster had come to the country in viola
tion of the law. He was haled before the United States
court and the facts being shown was ordered deported.
He is to leave Portland if the arrangement is carried out,
He will step from the twentieth century back into
the sixth so far as civilization is concerned, for to him
China is an unknown country. It is the same as though
an American citizen was ordered deported into that
I country. There may perhaps be a great opportunity
! awaiting him, and it may be for his own betterment, in a
way, that this happens to him, but that does not change
' the asininity of the law that jumps onto Jue, while hun-
l 1 1 P " 1 ' 1 . 1 i. 4- U 4- , , ,1
urecis ox ninese are suiuggieu into une counuy tm
and the government sleuths never catch one of them.
The present revolution may give Jue a chance to come
to the front in his native country, for his knowledge of
modern ways should place him high in the councils of the
new government about to be established.
The whole state is back of Portland in its rose show,
but there is one feature of its preliminaries that should
be cut out forever and that is the contest for maids of
honor made in the cities of the state. It would be better
to ask the cities to contribute certain amounts than to re
vert to this almost obsolete plan of raising money, that
always stirs up bitterness and ill feeling in the communi
ties .where contests are held. The Saturday Evening Post
last week had a stoiy concerning "a beauty Contest,"
conducted by Parson Custard among the colored folks,!
that is applicable to the contests in question.
It seems from the meager reports received from
General Pershing that the fight at Parral was caused by
Mexicans attacking unarmed soldiers who . had entered
the town for the purpose of buying provisions. One sol
dier was killed by the mob, and when their comrades
came to their rescue, and the mob stood its ground and
continued its attack, the soldiers cut loose and some 40
Mexicans were killed. It is claimed contrary to first re
'i ports that none of the Carranzistas took part in this row,
I further than to torce tne Mexicans DacK wmcn unuer me
j circumstances was not a hard job. , r
j Shakespeare will have to get a reputation before
! Golden Gate park can be used for celebrating his ter
! centenary: When the committee in charge of the celebra
tion called on Commissioner' Lindley of the park with a
request for its use he asked "Who was this man Shake
ispeare anyway? Lots of people never heard of him."
I And then he refused to allow the park to be used for that
, purpose. "What's in a name?" "Alas! poor Yorick!" .
! "The City of Portland" was successfully launched at
lever built and will carry 2,000,000 feet of lumber. Two
i sister ships are under way. This is the kind of news that
j sounds good to all Oregonians? It is an industry that
! will make a market for Oregon's fine lumber and at the
I same time help provide the much needed shipping, lack
of which is holding back the development of the state.
! What's the matter with Portland? With 840 votes
: cast for preference for president not one was for Port
land's candidate, Mr. Lockhart. "Try Portland first"
seems to have about as much real meaning in that city
, as "try other places first," do in them.
i From all sections of the state comes the report that
' Ihe importation of liquors was about double in March
! what it was in February. Is it a growing thirst, or that
! the Oregonians are just getting onto the combination and
j finding out how easy it is?
The Y. M. C. A. at the college n
addressed by Arnold T. (iralnpp anil
Jnhii L. Gary yesterday afternoon at
the regular meeting.
Mr. Gralupp spoke on the subject
"German Religion and lis Kelution to
the Great War." In his talk Mr. Ora
la i outlined the religious life of tlco
German people and gave an interesting
discourse on what influence the pres
cut war would have on religion,
Mr. Gralapp spoke on the subject "Is
There to Be Any Gain From the War?''
He discussed the matter from n triple
viewpoint; economically, politically and
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking: Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
"My husband," sighed the weeping wife, "has made a
ruin of my life. He does not seem to yearn or long for
Higher Things, like Art and Song. The sordid things to
him appeal; he d rather have a good square
meal, than sit with me through dreamful
days, reciting Robert Browning's lays. A
noble painting on the wall makes no appeal
to him at all; with scorn he'll pass the pic
ture by, and say he'd rather have a pie. Be
cause the bread is always hard, because his
porterhouse is charred, because the coffee's
weak and thin, he'll make a most unseemly
din. He can't be made to realize that noble
odes beat oyster fries, that Ibsen's pen,
surcharged with ink, surpasses sausage in
the link, that Handel's grand harmonic burst beats
schweitzer cheese or liverwurst. So here I sit upon the
I floor, and weep and wail forevermore."
The regular chapel services were dis
pensed with this morning and the time
turned over to Lieutenant M. Swartz
kopensky, formerly a body guard to
the ezar of lins-sia. He told of the
conditions in Russia under which the
ignorant masses duell and how progress
is impossible under the present condi
tions; since the government is all pow
erful and the voice of the common peo
ple is suppressed.
The right of freedom of speech, free
pri'ss and liberty is denied to the Rus
sinn people because the Orthodox
church and the Russian government are
closely linked together.
Another reason that the Russian peo
ple cannot stand together and present a
united front is that they hate each oth
er: Russian people are made up of many
tribes, there are 254 dialects in Rus
sia, and consequently there is continual
strife between themselves.
The Russian Doiima, that is made up
of representatives of the people, has
absolutely no power as 'far as anything
of an important legislative matter i
concerned. The czar appoints the chair
man of the assembly, and he in turn
takes care that nothing of nn erratic
nature is legislated. The Russian lead
ers, who occasionally rise into promin
ence, do so because they take chances
nith their lives to secure freedom for
the masses. Tolstoi, who depicted condi
tions as they are now coming to pass
in his recent writings, was able to do
so because he recorded them as dreams,
not as his candid thoughts and hence
they were allowed to be published with
out great dissent; another reason was
Hint Count Leo Tolstoi was a relative
of Nicholas IT and that carried a great
ileal of influence.
"You Americans,'' said Lieutenant
Kwnrl.hopensky. "are the strongest na
tion in the world and it is foolishness
to say you are unprepared." When
this war is over the nations of Europe
will be so exhausted and disgusted with
war that they will never attack you
the strongest nation in the world. Those
who are advocating preparedness ure
those who are deeply interested in the
manufacture of war materials and na
tuarlly they are desirious for prepara
tion." The lieutenant showed the suit wjfich
he wore while a political prisoner in
Siberia, they were white and had a yel
low insigniii with the words "hard lab
or" printed on the breast. He also
showed the heavy iron shackles which
he was forced to wear in the prison
camp, these are welded to the legs of
the prisoners and he must work witi
them on at all times.
Tonight the lieutenant will speak on
"What Militarism Means to Civiliza
tion" and -'My Life and Esenpe Vrom
n Siberian Dungeon," at the Congrega
tional church. The lecture will begin at
7:'10, no admission is charged and every
one is invited to attend.
His nddres-s is deeply inter, -.itit.g :n,tj
depii'ts conditions as they r"dly exist.
He has the power of saying things in a
manner that grips the atieiitien of his
audience and holds it throughout the
Body of Small Boy
Found On Sidewalk
San Vrancisco, April IT Charles Don
aldson, stumldcd over the blood covered
body of a boy at Fourteenth and How
ard streets while returning home to
lunch today. The child hail evidently
been struck by an nutomohile or wngou.
The position in which it lay on the side
walk indicated that it had been picked
from the street after the accident and
placed on the walk.
He was about nine years old. Police
FOSTER GETS OFFICE
Washington, April 17 President Wil
son today nominated Andre .1. Poster,
of Lnkeview, Oregon, as receiver--of
public moneys there.
Polk Will Have Still
To Extract Peppermint
A peppermint 'farm will be the real
ization of The group of financiers
known here as the Apple Acres com
pany and the first crop will be har
vested next fall. The members of the
Apple Acres company met early in the
week and heard reports of those mem
bers who went to Albany and other
places on Sunday to investigate the
possibilities of peppermint farming.
There are a number of successful pep
permint projects in that country and
the local men found things here at
least equally suited to the culture of
this crop. Recently those interested
attended a meeting at which an ex
perienced peppermint, farmer presided
and they are convinced that the erop
can be grown successfully here.
As a starter twelve acres of pep
permint will be set out at once by the
Apple Acres company on its laud cast
of the city on the Salem road. The
roots have been ordered and as soon
as they arrive F. J. Coad. trustee of
the company, will direct their plant
ing. The ground is already being pre
pared. The compnnv expects to have
between Sid) and 1.001) pounds of pep
permint oil from the farm the first
year. Tt may be that certain lands
planted to the crop will not produce
properly and this yield may bp less,
hut those figures are a fair average.
The company will erect its own still on
Our reputation on it!
TT means a good deal when a firm
stakes its reputation on a cigar
as we have staked ours on
Yet only merit of a high order
could have built up the sales of
the OWL to the point they have
You don't buy the OWL because
of our reputation but because of its
M. A. GUNST & CO.
the property and will care for the crop
from beginning to end without outside
agencies. The chie? value of pepper
mint is in the oil that is produced, al
though some profit is realized from the
sale or use of the foliage, after the
extraction. of oil, as fodder. Observer.
May BuilaMo Coast
Valley & Siletz Railroad Said to Be
Seeking Salt Water Route.
That the Valley & Siletz railroad
will be constructed to the coast is the
statement of one who claims to have
inside information regarding the in
tentions of the builders of that new
line into the Siletz basin. This an
thority states that he has inspected
maps of the proposed route, and that
its ultimate destination Is Siletz bay,
where it will have deep water ship
ping facilities. After the line leaves
the liayden place it will follow prac
tically a water grade through the ba-
'sin for several miles, when it will
'eii'.ounter a mountainous country. It
j is said that the route has been se-
lected through comparatively low
: passes, where construction work will
' not be difficult, and where the grades
will not be unreasonable to negotiate,
j There has been no inconsiderable
amount of speculation as to whom the
new railroad belongs'but if the in-
formation given out by this authority
is reliable there can be no further
j room for doubting that Hill is back of
the undertaking, and that by th's
means his lines will find an ocean out
! let at Siletz bo. Spaulding has been
: taking an active part in the building
'of this road, but it is said that his
1 interests are for the sole purpose of
' getting into the timber owned by bis
! company, and that he is acting fur
I another. The statements are given by
i The Observer as presented to it, pad
without comnieut. but they have this
i ring of plausibility. Dallas Observer.
Try Canital Journal Want Ada.
Not that it matters much, but still it might be well to
know if that bottle of champagne broken on the bow of
the City of Portland at the launching Saturday was not
in violation of law. It was not used for mechanical pur
poses, medicinally or any other for which the law pro
vides. Luckily it was used on this side of the river and
out side of the jurisdiction of the Hon. Hi Gill.
for savings depositors.
Let us have their acquaint
ance and friendship NOW,
and in ten years we'll have
as our successful patrons
the flower of our
UNITED S TATES NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve Banks,
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
Strictly correct weigh!, iquar deal and kigheat prices for all kinds of
junk, metal, rubber, bidet and fun. I pay 2t$c per pound for old riga, j
ig aioca oi an sues econa nana tneutmtorj. All kinds corrugated t
iron for both roofs and buildings. Eoofini rarer and second yt X
H. Steinback Junk Co.
Tbs House- of Half a Million Bargains.
302 North CommerUl St Piona ICS