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The Capital Jooroa
M;iv 5, 1910.
CHARLES H. FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
1 Page of
PUBLISHED EVERY EVEXIXO EXcEl'T SUNDAY, SAI.KM, OKKOON", liY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
L. S. I1ARNKS, (HAS. II. VIPIIER, DOHA C. AXDRESEX,
President Vice-l'resident Sec. nuil Trens.
Daily by carrier, per your $".0i) JVr month
Daily by mail, per year 3.00 Per month
Fl'I.I, LEASED WIRE
E ASTER X IfEl'RESEXTATIVES
New York, Ward-l.ewis-Williams Speeinl AjjiMicy, Trilnine Buildinc;
The Capital Journal carrier beys arc instructed to put tho papers on the
porch. If the carrier doc not lio this, misses you, or neglects gotHlng the
paper to you on time, kiudly phone tho circulation manager, as this is the only
way we can determine whether or not the carriers aru following instructions.
Phone Main 81.
WHAT ABOUT PRESS DISPATCHES ?
The morning paper harps
Press" paper as if there were something in that to be;
proud of. Its bunk that you often real in slow, sleepy j
proud of. It's bunk that you often read in slow, sleepy ;
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getting a superior class or news wnen uiey are noi.
The Capital Journal is not an "Associated Press
paper." It could be if it wanted to be but it does not
want to be. The publisher has on his desk this morning a
1 ptter from the Pacific manager of the Associated Press
soliciting his membership.
similar letters received m the past year, supplemented
with personal visits from representatives of the associa
tion. We have no grudge against the Associated Press. We
think it is a good news organization, doing the best it can
to serve its patrons and through them the public. The
Journal pbulisher was a member of the Associated Press
in Boise, Idaho, and Eugene, Oregon, for years, and the
Eugene Daily Guard, of which he is president at the pres
ent time, takes the leased wire afternoon service of the
Associated Press. So we know a good deal about the
organization and the news service it furnishes. We have
never before been a client of United Press and are retain
ing its'service now only because we think it is a little bet
ter in all respects for afternoon papers than'the Associ
ated Press. It is livelier and more wide-awake it seems to
ns Tho older association is nrosier. slower and ultra
conservative. Perhaps it has old retainers to take care
of in important positions and this fact has weakened its
value as a news-gathering organization.
To be frank with the public, this matter of the relative
value of telegraph wire service is a matter of individual
opinion among newspaper publishers. Hundreds believe
as the Capital Journal does, that the United Press is the
best service an afternoon paper can secure, and are slip
ping away from the Associated Press. Others still cling
to the belief that the old organization is preferable.
Twenty or twenty-five years ago the Associated Press
was the strongest of the news gathering organizations
and gained the prestige upon which some old-fogy pub
lishers still lay great stress, forgetting that the world has
moved far ahead in a quarter of a century. Now there
are the United Press, the International, or Hearst news
service, the Pacific news, service, and several more, all
strong, reliable and progressive. The value of an "Associ
ated Press franchise," once so much vaunted, is now, in
the estimation of many of the leading publishers of this
country, an (Especially for afternoon papers, not worth
the paper it is printed or written on. They are being
voluntarily relinquished all over the country.
To sum up, the Capital Journal is endeavoring only to
give good public service. It wants to print readable news
and reliable news. It has its choice of at least three full
leased wire services and the difference in cost is not
material. These are the United Press, the Associated
Press and the Pacific News Service, working in conjunc
tion with the International news service of the Hearst
papers. We have no prejudice against any of these organ
izations, and no particular partiality toward either, ex
cept that we now take the United Press and are quite well
satisfied with it. We think it is liked by our readers,
since the growth in the circulation of the Capital Journal
during the past two years has been a record-breaker in
newspaper fields of similar size. We see no reason for
making a change. If at any time we feel that another
service will better serve the public we shall not hesitate
In the meantime, don't let that old buncombe about an
"associated press paper" fool you. That kind of boasting
has been out of fashion everywhere, except in a certain
fossilized Salem paper, for many years. It's the character
of news a paper gives its readers that counts now a days,
not the brand on its news service. Recognition of this fact
accounts for the success of the Capital Journal and a
great many other newspapers.
' Colonel Roosevelt makes a very patriotic appeal for
support, while saying he is not seeking the presidential
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Eanking Business
Safety Dcptsit Boxes
about being an "Associated i
This is only one of twenty,
nomination, but it is easily seen that is just what he is
seeking, and seeking with all his heart. He is still hoping
against hope that the seemingly impossible will happen
and that something will occur to stampede the convention
to him at the last moment. It is a vain hope for the ma
jority of the delegates have been elected, and they are not
for Roosevelt. Even California with the strong backing
of Johnson failed to go for him, and failed by 40,000 ma
jority. It is all over except some shouting that may still
be done for the Colonel. He got plenty of applause but
the harvest of votes was shy.
Joseph A. Morgan, of San Francisco, is planning to
make a legal fight for the recovery of his wife taken from
him at midnight Wednesday in San Francisco, by his
wife's mother. The first intimation Morgan had of "Mam
ma's" presence was when the door of their room in the
hotel was burst open and the typical irate mother-in-law
sailed in, grabbed the weeping bride, and sailed out again
without clearance papers, pilot or tug. She asserted the
girl was only 16 years old, was too young to marry, and
that "anyway she had another man in mind who would
be a better son-in-law." If Morgan eventually loses his
bride he can console himself with the fact that he also
lost a mother-in-law. "
The reply of Germany to President Wilson's note
should on the whole be satisfactory. Abject apology and
submission could not have been expected, and since
promise is made to respect in future the American view
of submarine warfare the object sought has been attained.
The suggestion made by Germany that we use our best
endeavors to put a stop to British violations of inter
national law is proper,' providing the president finds that
such violations have occurred. We should play no favor
ites in assuming a neutral position toward the European
When Henry Ford was nominated for the presidency
by Michigan voters, it wasn't with any thought he could
possibly be president. It was a protest against militarism,
a notice to the war bunch that Michigan was opposed to
the program of war preparation that means war. Ben
ton County Courier. '
More likely it meant the discharge of a debt of grati
tude to the man who has made Michigan famous and
rich. Through the automobile industry the entire nation
pays tribute to Michigan, and its automobiles are one of
the principal factors in the present war in Europe.
If the kiddies had a vote in the presidential election
Wilbur Glenn Voliva, overseer of the colony of the late
Alexander Dowie would get the job unanimously. He is
going to start a school where the pupils will not have to
study things they do not like, and where, as he somewhat
forcibly expresses it, "There won't be any damnable ex
aminations." If he will add a baseball diamond and a
swimming hole to his attractions he can get the job of
king or any other, so far as the kids are concerned.
William Lo rimer, ex-United States senator, as soon as
he was acquitted Thursday of a bank fraud charge, an
nounced he would again make the race for the senate. He
also stated he would devote the balance of his life and all
his earnings except such as were needed for his family, to
reimbursing those who lost when his bank failed. These
statements coming together might make the suspicious
have some ideas of their own as to what he considered the
most attractive field for making some quick money.
The Statesman is so persistently wrong that it is
never expected to be right; but when it keeps its force up
four hours and works over time to get its dispatches in
print but cut off before their real news contents were
stated, and its headline statements diametrically wrong,
it is exceeding the limit in the way of misinformation.
As a "scooper" the Statesman
Charles F. Rhynd, of Los Angeles, was wifeless today
by order of the divorce court. He is 52 and his wife 17.
She alleges Charles was entirely too fatherly and upon
one occasion took her over his knee just like she was a
child, and used the back of her hair brush as a punitive
implement as she blushingly and diffidently told it.
"Judge, he spanked me !"
What has become of the Ford peace delegation and
Rockefeller's minister, Dr. Aked? The last that was
heard of them they were somewhere in Europe and ar
ranging to get the armies out of the trenches by Christ
mas. They seem to have disappeared as utterly as the
Kilkenny cats, and mayhap from the same cause.
The Statesman is not aware of its capacity to be
wrong. Friday morning it worked four hours over-time
to accomplish this despite the fact that heretofore it has
never failed to accomplish this on regular hours with time
From present indications the Fairground road is at
' last to be paved. Sam Simpson, were he still with us,
might find a theme" for a companion piece to his poem,
I "They're going to build, I feel
The morning paper says
tra copies" of its joke edition
to make a confession like that we don't need the money
J' bad enough to do it.
is ' generally the thing'
it, yet, a bridge across the
it "sold several hundred ex
yesterday. We would hate
ST. LOUIS NEWS
Alphonse Le Brun and .Miss May
Brio's were visiting .Miss Briggs' bis
ter at Beaverton last Sunday.
A few St. Louis youuj; girl9 were Oer
vais movie visitors Saturday.
Sister Dominic and Irma Sohnveid
were AVoodumn visitors Tuesday.
H. Sohrweid was in Corvallis on busi
ness the forepart of the week.
A few St. Louis young folks were tak
ing in the ball game ut Oervais Sun
day. Miss Erma Fiolieh won the spelling
-Mr. Drttilette, the supervisor, was vis
iting the school Tuesday.
The seventh and eighth grades will
take the state examination this Thurs
day and Friday. .Miss .Marie Ruben
will be the examiner.
iMr. Dean, who has been in Portland
a few days, returned Saturday.
Alphonse Vandcrback plowed for Joe
Ruben the latter part of last week.
HAS COMPLETED ASSESSMENTS
A. A. 'Kin, deputy county asses
sor for this district, has completed his
work for this year" and has turned in
his books and reports to County Asses
sor West. He was among the' first to
completo his work. Mr. t'lvin makes
an exceptionally capable assessor. He
is ploabaut to deal with yet firm in his
estimation of values and' a good judge
of same. We have yet to hear of dis
satisfaction through .Mr. L'lin's assess
meats. Silverton Appeal.
"Waiter," said the man in the hotel
dining room, "there's a fly in this ice
"Serves him right, sir." replied the
waiter. "Let him stay thee and freeze
to death. He was in the soup Yester
day." Sovereign Visitor.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Scaled proposals will be received at
the office of F. A. Legg, architect.
Murphy building. Salem, Oregon, until
2 o'clock p. ml Monday, May lo, lilltj,
for the furnishing of .ill labor and ma
terials and the erection of a four
room, frame school building with con
crete basement, in Keizcr District No.
88, Marion county. Oregon, according
to plans and specifications prepared
by said architect.
Plans and specifications may be had
at the office of the architect. The
school board request that the contract
or give local workmen preference,
everything being equal.
A certified check for five per cent
of tho amount, of proposal, payable to
V. E. Savage, clerk, must accompany
each proposal, to be forfeited to the
district iu case the bidder refuses to
qualify upon being notified of the ac
ceptance of his proposal. The board
reserves the right to reject any and
P.y order of the board of directors,
District No. 88, Marion cnuntv, Oregon.
V. E. SAVAtiE, Clerk
Route 8, Salem, Oregon.
IVAN G. MARTIN
Republican Candidate for
'Whatever helps Marlon County or
Oregon gets my earnest support."
GEO. G. BINGHAM
Republican Candidate for
LINN AND MARION COUNTIES
At Republican Primaries, May 19, 1916
W. AL JONES.
Representative Candidate, native Ore
joniau. Taxpayer, Farmer and Fruit
our support solicited and appre
tinted. (.raid Adv.)
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DEATH OF WM. WHITLOCK
Wru. Whitlock passed auay at his
home in Klamath Kails, Sunday. April I
2'!. lPUi. Deceased was born on the!
Whitlock farm a short distance fromj
this city, August 2(. 1857. He had.
been iu poor health for a long time.'
The cause of death was a cancer of the j
stomach. Mr. Whitlock was a contractor
and builder- and the last w ork he j
did iu Silverton was the erection of the I
People's Bank building. Associated
with him in this work was his brother, j
Loze. He moved to Klamath Falls in j
1904. He is survived ov a wife, whose:
maiden name was Belle Thurman and'
one son, also six brothers and three
sisters: Abner, l.oze, I.um. John. ;
Howard and James Whitlock. of this I
place, and ..Mrs. I.. Ames, of Fullerton. '
C'al.; Mrs. Elizabeth I.amb, Salem, and
Mrs. Eva Zimmerman, of Silvertou. Ab-j
ner, Howard and Mrs. J.amb attended j
the funeral which was held from the I
home Wednesday, April 2li. Silverton j
MRS. S. E. STRAND PASSES AWAY I
Mrs. S. K. Strand died Thursday a
few minutes before 12 o'clock at her
home east of this city. She was born
in Norway. November 1, lSiia. and came
to this country when IS years of ae.
At the time of her death she' was 50
years, five months and 25 days old.
Mr. and Mrs. Strand came here from
Kllendale, North Dakota, where Mr.
Strand has a large farm of six quarter
sections, last June with the intention
of making this, their ( future home.
Since, December Mrs. Strand has been
sick, having been in the Portland hos
pital for many weeks. An affection of
the spinal cord seemed to be the cause
of her illness and for a time before
her death she was paralyzed from her
hips down. ' j
The body was shipped Friday to
their old home at Kllendale, North
Dakota, accompanied by the husband
and two children, Willie, aged 11, and
The thoughtless fellows blithely pass, and cut a corner
here and there, and wear a path across the grass, and fill
the owner with despair. I try to have a nifty lawn, that
will do credit to
tirrc " wi uiti
- V lions down. T
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4! wows owned by thoughtless folk come there
' anH knnnk tVlinffC crcillcnr tiroef .Ari4 tViMin-Vf
-. &uiivjf VOL. illlU UllUUgllt
less people let their cows perambulate the
town by night, and on the well kept lawns .
thfiV brnWRP nnrl tnnlro tTiq cnononr n ci'n-Vif
p fA And thoughtless people all keep hens, and
U&uJr rosters with destructive feet, which come-
a-whooping from their pens, and spoil my
flowerbeds and reDeat There's tin nvn ra
tion for the jay who'd make his home a beauty spot; the
thoughtless skates will come his way, and climb all o'er his
garden plot, and spoil the grass and pluck the flowers, and
bark the trees and crash the shrubs: and it will tnkp him
nineteen hours to tell just how
No. 57- -...
Report of the Condition of j
LADD 8i BUSH,
At Salem, in t lie Mate of Oregon, at the close' of business, May 1. 1!U6.
Loans and discounts .,.,, S1 430.lfil.no -
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured , ' ' 82 512.57
Bunds and warrants , , 01:' 751 92
Banking house ii'.WiM
Due from approved reserve tanks 598 471 64
F.xehauges for clearing house , , , 5s'37!)8l
Cash on hand ' '.'.!.'.'.'.! 41l',579!s6
Other resources 450 00
Capital stock paid in $ 500,000.00
Surplus fund 13,000.00
Ludivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid 3d 712.47
Due to banks and bankers 225 fi92 4i
Individual deposits subject to check , ,, 928964!ot'
Demand certificates of deposit '23fi'62 37
Certified checks '. ', '. 10773 55
Cashier cheeks outstanding ,....!!!!!"!! 44422$
Time and savings deposits !.!!!!.!".!!! 264003.75-
. t ?otaJ $3,220,301.30
State of Oregon, County of Marion, ss:
I. Win. S. Walton, cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the alova statement is true to tha best of mv knowledge and belief.
COPRECT-Attestt -S' WALT0X' Cashi"'
a. n. Brstr,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Cth day of Mav, 191(5.
, ,. , ' L.P. AI.DEICH,
Notary Public for Oregon, residing at Salem. Mv commission expires Novem-
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junk, metal, mpber, hide and fort. I pay 2c per pound for old rgt.
Big stock of all tizes second hind incubators. All kinds corrugated
iron for both roofs and buildings. Hoofing paper and second hand
H. Steinback Junk Co.
The House of Half a Million Bargains.
S02 North Commercial St
most men like their
they are always com"
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and they always
Isave you feeling tip-top,
even if occasionally you
do smoke more than
A Sensible Cigarette
13 ' m. c,
Cora, another daughter 17 years, will
remain until school is out. Mr. Strand
is a brother of Mrs. O. A. I.ee and Mrs.
K. A. I.ee. of this ciry .Silverton Ap
the town; and thoughtless
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spr nnt flnwovo HU T nw KvnVa
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I buy the richest and the best anH hnw-
he views such dubs.