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April J!'. 1 1 15.
CHARLES H. F13HEB,
Editor and Manager.
I rage of 1 he Lapital Jo
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THE MEXICAN SITUATION
The Mexican situation remains unchanged and will
until after the meeting of Generals Scott and Obregon is
over. After that well it depends. If Obregon insists on
the troops being withdrawn there is likely to be an open
rupture between the countries. As a matter of fact it is
perhaps better that this should happen, for under present
conditions there can be no peace in Mexico. Carranza is
not big enough for the job of pacifying the bandit-infested
country, and no other leader is possible, for the reason
that he would have to fight Carranza the moment it was
suspected he had designs on the leadership.
There seems only one solution of the problem and that
is for the United States to intervene as it did in Cuba, put
an end to lawlessness, call a convention of leading Mex
icans, to establish a government, and turn the country
over to it, with the distinct understanding that Mexico
must behave or we would again take possession.
The West Indies never knew real prosperity or un
derstood the necessity of a stable government until the
United States boxed their ears, cleaned up their dirty
cities, and gave them a touch of twentieth century
This is exactly what Mexico needs, and the only coun
try in position to show it what's what, is this. We will
have it to do in the near future, and it might as well be
done now. We do not want their country, certainly not
with its present population of mixed bloods, but we do
want peace along the border and are going to have it. We
want the lives of all foreigners in Mexico made safe, and
as we assert the Monroe Doctrine it is up to us to see that
we protect citizens of all nations in Mexico, or let their
own countries do it. Force is the only argument the
ignorant peons understand and it is up to us to advance
some convincing arguments to them.
It is said 97 per cent of the Mexican people cannot read,
and the first step toward showing them how to behave is
to provide the means of education. If they were more
intelligent they could be dealt with, because they would
understand their responsibilities to the balance of the
. They believe they can easily whip the United States,
hence their contemptuous treatment of Americans. They
believed the statement that Villa had captured Texas
when he made the Columbus raid, and that President
Wilson was fleeing from Washington fearing capture by
the bandit. Under these conditions while they are not
from Missouri, thev will have to "be shown."
Yuan Shi Kai president of the Chinese republic and
self-proclaimed king, is somewhat of a chameleon in
politics. His slogan seems to be "Any old thing the hold!
the job." He keeps his ear close to the ground and can
tell to a nicety just what his people want almost before;
they know themselves. His latest move is to establish a!
sort of "Cabinet Government," under which the responsi-j
bilities will be divided and the risk of the president losing
his job be lessened. A revolt of some 120,000,000 of his
subjects caused the sudden change from king to "head of j
the cabinet, and de facto president."
I MOVING WES
In the near future Marshfield is to celebrate her being
at last connected with the balance of the state by railroad.
It is a matter of state-wide importance and mutual;
gratulation, and it is proper that the capital of the state
should be represented at that celebration. The Coos Bay :
country is a rich and prosperous one,-and it does not want j
to be overlooked that it is the only real port in the state
outside of the mouth of the Columbia and that we will i
necessarily have much business with our new neighbor.!
Salem should send the biggest kind of a delegation, and if;
possible the Cherrians in a body. !
It is proved that one poet told the literal truth when
he wrote: "Swans sing before they die." A Portland
suburb had one of these long-necked birds, that was some
singer with "a yeller streak" especially at night. A
few mornings ago the neighbors got up wondering why
the serenades had ceased, but soon learned that someone
who had no ear for music had broken the bird's neck. The
matter is being investigated in the hope the assassin may
be discovered and appropriately rewarded.
The Capitol Drug Store
Z. J. RIGGS, Prop.
The Masonic Building
Here Is Where
We are Going
The cheering statement is made that the germ that
causes the common every-day-and-then-some cold has
been isolated. For heavens sake doctor, while you have
the bug all by his lonesome assassinate him and bury him
deep. The thangs ob a reliebed bobulace will be yours for
libe ad a grateful beoble will libt up their boices in glad
agglaim ad bless the dame of hib who god. the best of the
naughby bagderia. Stick a pin in him doctor, impale
him, do anything to him except let him get away.
The following prices for fruits
and vegetables are those asked by
the wholesaler of the retailer, and
not what is paid to the producer.
All other prices 'are those paid the
producer. Corrections are made
The California State Social Insurance Commission in
its report made Tuesday, says sickness in California costs
its 720,000 workers, $20,000,000 annually, and proposes a
sickness insurance system, the premium to be 50 cents a
week, of which the employer pays 15 cents, the state 15
cents and the workman 20. It is along the line of the
accident insurance law now in operation here. The mat
ter will be submitted to the people for approval probably
at the coming election.
Prices are unchanged today, about the
only upward tendency being in silent
and as it has been the liubit of sK"r to
climb for a higher price, everyone 1 as
Tangerines are in today, quoted at
Strawberries are now so cheap that ev
erybody may oat at the rate of 10 cents
a box for just ordinary berries ami two
for a quarter for the best, date prb cs
are $1.50 and 2.00.
The egg market refuses to climb any
Wages having gone up in most of the factories and
plants in the east, employers are already beginning to
speculate as to what will happen when the war is over
and conditions get normal again. If there is the com
petition with the old world which some intimate is to
materialize, then the American manufacturer will have to
either reduce wages, employ machinery to such an extent
as to make the worker able to compete with cheap labor,
or go out of business. It is quite easy to raise wages, but
when it comes to reducing them there will be trouble. At
the same time if the cost of living is also reduced, which
it probably will be, then a lower wage would really be as
good to the worker as the present higher one. Still there
is surely going to be trouble when the time comes for
cutting the pay check down.
Senator Burton has Ohio's delegation instructed for!
him, but his speeches in Oregon hardly justify the faith
his state has in him. On his tour of this state, about the
only reason he advanced why he should be nominated was
that President Wilson was too vacillating and not firm
enough. Probably that is the basis of his popularity in
Ohio that the other fellows are not qualified. Running
on the demerits of someone else the runner has a very
poor cinder track-
The New Jersey supreme court has held that drivers
of automobiles can be punished criminally for careless
driving that causes injury to another. The law holds
that one doing an unlawful act is responsible criminally
for results of that act. Those autoists who indulge in
exceeding the speed limit should bear these two facts in
mind, for it may save them criminal prosecution for
"unavoidable accidents," the result of which might be
Oats, vetch $17.00(a 17.50
Rolled barlev $35.00
Corn " $35.50
(.'racked corn $37.00
Shorts, per ton $23.00
Creamery butter, per pound 3:l..'
Country butter 0c(225o
Eggs and Poultry,
Eggs, case count, cash 20c
Eggs, trade 21c
Hens, pound Im
Boosters, old. per pound '..'MlOo
Broilers, under 2 pounds 22(a'JCc
, BELATED WINTER
When winter is done, and its journey is run, it ought
to retire for a while; retire to its tomb, or its lair, and
make room for spring, with her radiant smile. When
spring comes along with her laughter and
song, and birds singing carols in tune, man
trustful galoot, dons a light gauzy suit, and
underwear fitted for June. He's chipper
and gay, and he thinks it O. K. to soak all
his wintertime duds; oh, he's stylish and
neat, and the girls say he's sweet as the bees
and the birds and the buds. Then spring
flies away, and the heavens are gray, and
winter comes back with a roar, with winds
that are bleak, being iced for a week some
where on- the Spitzbereen shore. Then
where is the guy who was sauntering by, attired in his
summertime rig? In a hospital bed he is out of his head,
insisting on dancing a jig. Doc says to the nurse, "Better
order a hearse, and measure this gent for a grave; there's
no way to miss such a drama as this, since winter won't
learn to behave."
Pork, Veal and Mutton,
Veal dressed 9 & 10c
Pork, dressed 10 l-2fTllc
Pork, on foot 88Mj
Spring lambs, lyili !c
Cows i(i5 l-2c
Hulls 3 1-2(3 4c
Wethers 6 l-2c
Country butter. 30(7 31c.
Kggs: Selected local ex., 21 1-2m22c
Hens. 17 1-L(?i ISc.
Broilers. 32 l-2(u 35c.
Ocese. 10(7, He."
An income tax bill is about the only
dun a man could receive for something
he doesn't owe that would make him
feel like thanking the Bender for the
The demand for labor is so great in the east that farm
li;irnl :ivo pYtwitid rn ho nniKii.'illv se.-nw in lifirvesr time.
... . v. -. ..... J . - - -;
This is due to the demand for labor in new, or enlarged:
industries; to many foreigners returning to their coun-J
tries to join the colors, and the ceasing of immigration.)
It will give the working people a lesson tbout the tariff j
that will open their eyes to the fact that putting a tariff:
on goods to protect the American laborer, and at the samel
j i . nil i I
time leaving uie gates wuie open lor laoor to come in
free, was the biggest fraud perpetrated on them, imagin
able. Truly the European war has taught or is teaching
Americans many things of which the great mass was en
The efficiency of the Efficiency department of the city!
government of Los Angeles is being investigated. When;
the report of the investigators is made, the next move will I
be to investigate the investigators by the Efficiency de-:
partment, so it can be learned if the investigators in-1
vestigated efficiently. Thus does the forming of one de-!
partment, lead inevitably to the creation of another untif
their name is legion.
Tomatoes, Florida and Cuban .... $4.01
String garlic lac
1'otatoes. cwt $1.2,:i 1.50
l'otatoes, new 0c
Asparagus ' Sc
Green onions 40c
Green :eppers 25c
Green peas .' 7c
Egg plant ISc
Apples, Hood River 75c(7$1.75
Florida celerv . . . . ; $4 'i0
Monmouth plans t:
With dye stuffs worth a dollar or two a pound before
the European war now worth twenty or fifty times
that sum, the proposal of Senator Lodge to put a higher
tariff on them to encourage American chemists, is the
joke of the season. It shows though what habit will do,!
for some folks think the tariff will cure all evils from
depressed sheep industry to the seven year itch.
IVAN G. MARTIN
Republican Candidate for
'Whatever helps Marion County or
Oregon gets my earnest support."
W. I. NEEDHAM
Sheriff of Marion County
He has made good why not suport him.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
CAPITAL - $300,000.00
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
A burglar in Sacramento struck Mrs. Mebins, a
wealthy woman, on the head with a sling-shot, when she
awakened and discovered him in her room. He had not
reckoned on the density of Sacramento women's heads,
and the result was the sling-shot burst, the woman
screamed, and the burglar utterly demoralized by the con
catnation of seemingly impossible things, fled.
Oranges, Navels. $2.D"(i,3.5r i
Lemons, per box $4.004.5P ;
Bananas, pound 5c '
California grape fruit $.1.50'
Florida grape fruit $3.00(5 $11.00
Pineapples - 7 l-2c
Honey . $3.50
Ktrntt berries $1,500 2.1IO
Kgc. per dozen, fresh ranch ..
Artie McManigal in the trial of David Caplan for com
plicity in the dynamiting of the Times building at Los
Angeles, gave an exhibition of the art of making infernal
machines. Artie is an acknowledged expert at the job,
and his demonstration proved highly interesting.
Capital Journal Want Ads Will Get You What Yea Want
Creamery butter ...
Flour, hard wheat
Flour, valley .
. .. fS.O'xVi 3.15
Our War t 'Ads arc
they are bound tobra?tbe
Results uou want
Try Otiq loMorrow
4 miles from Scio
about 50 acres in
cultivation. 3 head
of horses, 4 milk
cows, five head
younger cattle, all
tools and farm
house and barn,
J. A. Mills
384 State Street
Try Capital Journal Want Ads.
r-ortlund. Ore., April 2?. Wh.at:
Club. !l(u !V,
Red Russian, 90!6c.
Oats: So. 1 white feed. $2i.00fi
Barley: Feed. $26.50fi 2P.00.
Hogs: Best live. jW.iW.i t'.lO.
Prime steers. S.73(JS.00.
Fanev cow, $7.30.
Spring lambs. $10.00(3 10.50.
Butter: City creamery, 30c.
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
StrieUy correet weight, square deal Bnd highest prices for U kinds of
junk, metal, rubber, hides and furs. I pay 2te rr pound for old rigs.
Big stock of all sizes second hand incubators. All kinds corrugated
Iron for both roofs and buildings. Booting paper and aecond hand
H. Steinback Junk Co.
Tho Hons of Half a Million BargaUi.
302 Xorth Coaawrcial St pj,,,,, g0g