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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
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CHARLES H FISHES,
Editor and Manager.
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messenger if the carrier has missed you.
The railroads although pretending to be playing dear;
uffio Tnfcnnv cinfp thp nonnle bepan takine some control!
of them through the utility commissions, are still far from i
being all the good little Doys iney seem 10 ue. r ui yeaia
the roads running from Chicago to San Francisco and
Los Angeles have charged $20 more to tourists making
the trip by way of Portland or the Sound than by way of
New Orleans, and this, although the latter road is con
siderably the longer. ' . .
The Southern Pacific is the road principally responsi
ble for this and it has no excuse for its action other than
that it needs the money. It claims the road from Portland
to San Francisco is an expensive one to operate and that
its business is light. For this reason it levies toll on
tourist travel to play even, cinching the whole Northwest
and injuring itself immensely by so doing.
It is a short-sighted policy, for it offsets the same
road's action in trying to induce tourists to take the
Shasta route. The company publishes pamphlets beauti
fully illustrated for the purpose of inducing travel to
Oregon and then drives the same travel to some other
route by an unnecessary and illegal charge.
It may be all this publicity work of the Southern Pa
cific is for the purpose of gathering in that extra $20. It
would look that wayf for if it really wants tourist travel
by the way of Oregon and the Sound, all it"has to do is to
cut out the differentials and give the Northwest the same
rates it does the Southwest.
If passengers can be hauled from Chicago to Los
Angeles at a given rate by way of New Orleans, why can
they not be carried over a shorter line between the same
points at the same rate? t
There is no reason only the arbitrary one of petty
tyranny on the part of still more petty minded officials.
The public utility commissions of Washington and Ore
gon have attacked the Southern Tacific and other roads
over this discrimination, and have taken the matter be
fore the interstate commerce commission. They should
a tho vniirnnrls hp rnmDelled to cease charging
more for a short haul than for
is being done in the discrimination against me iwuiwesi
on passenger rates.
' Mohair is bringing a good price and the demand is un
limited. The angora goat is, as it were, indigenous to the
section west of the Cascades. The unuerorusn is auunu
ant and that is his favorite dish. Logged off lands grow
abundant crops of underbrush without plowing or seed
ing, and furnish succulent pasture ' for the family of
Capricornus. This naturally suggests the bringing to
gether of the goat and the underbrush and while making
a profit from the finest mohair in the world at the same
time get rid of the brush and make useful and productive
the logged off lands. Hood River is working a similar
proposition using sheep instead of goats to pasture the
logged off lands in the southern part of Hood River val
ley. The idea is the same but as a land clearer the goat
is far superior to the sheep. The latter takes more kind
ly to grass but the browse is the favorite food of the an
gora. Turn lots of them loose on the logged off lands,
and they will eat everything but the fir stumps.
A dispatch from The Dalles tells of the Germans buy
ing the stems of the cherries from the canneries there,
and further says they are used to make poisonous gas.
The story may be all right only it should have read pits,
or seeds, instead of stems. Peach, prune and cherry pits
are not the source of cyanide of potassium, but of hydro
cyanic acid with which potassium is united to make
cyanide of potassium.
Under the constitution every state is supposed to have
two senators and most of the states take advantage of this
clause to keep two on the job. Sometime Oregon will
wake up to the benefits to be derived from adopting this
course. It is seldom Oregon has had two senators at the
same time, and much of the time she has had noire.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
DURA C. ANDRESEN,
Bee. and Treas.
3.00 Per nioiitii
the long one. That is what
According to Attorney Joslyn, who is assisting in the
prosecution of Orpet, that personage is somewhat various
in his make up. The lawyer asserted he was a skunk, a
red handed,, cold blooded murderer, a louse and enough
other things to make him a curiosity that would have de
lighted the heart of P. T. Barnum. Mr. Joslyn's meta
phor is much like that of the Irish orator, who told his
audience that "Ireland's cup of misery which for years
had been, running over, was now almost full."
Strange, isn't it how timid folks are. about going in
swimming with a shark, and yet these same folks will hit
a 60 mile gait in an auto where the chances of death are
a hundred thousand times as great as from shark bite.
It is the same principle that makes a woman climb a chair
at the sight of a mouse, yet she will take a rolling pin to
her old man and knock him out in one round.
No shark victims are reported since the killing of
young Stilwell and the gallant youth Fisher who went to
his rescue despite the presence of the shark and lost his
own life in so doing. One reason for the lack of victims
is that there is no more shark bait. Naturally bathers are
taking sun baths instead of wallowing in the briny, leav
ing the latter to the man eaters.
The dispatch telling of the killing of three automobil
ists in California Thursday night stated that they were
traveling at the rate of sixty miles an hour when a tire
burst and the auto swerved and turned turtle. The
coroner wisely remarked that he thought "they were
traveling too fast."
Talk about hard luck! how would like to own a beach
resort near New York City and have a measly shark take
possession of the ocean front just when the hottest wave
of the year was doing its best to send people to patronize
The Marshfield Daily Record of last Saturday issued a
interesting special number dealing with the resources of
Coos and Curry counties. It was well printed and pro
If I elect to see a piece of Madagascar, Greenland,
Greece, or any other clime, I'd like to feel that Uncle Sam
will guard me well, where'er I am, without a waste of
time. I'd like to feel as safe in Rome, as
I am feeling here at home, with cops on
every hand; I'd like to see insulters wince,
when I, with hauteur of a prince, proclaim
my native land. But when I traveled in
Cathay, the people stopped me on my way,
and pulled my nose and ears; and when I
cried, "Unhand me, skates' I'm from the
creat United States," they greeted me with
K I 'J
Hv jf-A jeers. They robbed me of my .fountain pen,
f$.r V mv dHar watch and every yen, they stole'
" u my dachshund pup, and I stood by and saw
them swipe my safety razor and my pipe, and new tin
drinking cup. I notified my government and asked that
battleships be sent, as fast as they could track, to shoot
that country full of holes, and prod the thieves with ten
foot poles, and get my chattels back. But Uncle Sam just
wrote some notes, instead of going after goats, and break
ing some one's dome ; and so I say Americans will find it
is, the best of plans to stick around at home.
Valley & Siletz Road
Is Fast Approaching
Vast Timber Area
Tho Vulloy & Silotr. ralroud has
beeu completed to what is known ns
the upper dam ou the Big Luekia
niiile, and trains are now rmiuing to
I lint point. The survey has been fin
ished as far us the Haydeu place, on
the Falls City-Newport highway.
Hint it is expected that the line will
be limit there during the Rummer. A
camp is now being established for the
inauguration of work ou the Inde
pendence branch of the road, and it
is stated upon what appears to be
reliable authority that this connec-J
tiun will be rushed through with all
possible speed. Work trains are uow I
running between "Hoskins and the up-'
per dam, and those who have been;
over the road say that it is in ex-(
collent condition. The railroad cross-1
es the Hig l.uekuamute at tho latter
H. I.. Donald of Portland, chief en
gineer of the Valley & Silets, was in
Dallas on Wednesday, and while here
told The Observer that with a late
fall the rnilroad would bo completed
to the Harden place, six and one-
half miles from the dam mentioned
above, this year. A large force of
, workmen are now engaged ou this
portion of the construction, but pro
gress must necessarily be slow on
. account of the mountainous country
; through which the line passes. The
completion of the road into the basin
, will open to the company a vast
amount of virgin timber, the harvest-
ing of which is the chief purpose of
I the new railway. Several years ago
I a considerable amount of this timber
i area was burued over and this will
I b first logged iu order to save it
1 from decay. When the Hayden place
plans had been consummated this
valuable product will be available.
Speaking of the probability of es
tablishing a sawmill at Independence
for the eonversiou of this timber
into merchantable lumber. Mr. Don
ald stated positively that no definite
plans had been consummated to this
end; that this part of the develop
ment program remained for future
determination. "The expenditure of
$0,000 for land at Independence is
of smnll consideration in a million
dollar project, the promoters safe
guarding their interests through the
purchase in case future developments
might require land at that point."
said Mr. Donald. "The company
could deliver logs to the Southern
l'ncific at Simpson, or float them
down the river if it so desired. It
is possible to make a storage pond
on the Independence holdings," con
cluded the engineer.
Mr. Douald stated, however, that
the railroad would be pushed through
to Independence during the summer,
one camp having already been estab
lished on the extension work. The ter
ritory through which the road will pass
from Simpson to Independence makes
building comparatively easy. One pos
sible hindrance is at the Alelmien
bridge, across the Luckiamute, but
this will likely be adjusted, without
difficulty. The surrey is within a few
rods of the bridge approach, aud some
highway changes will probably have
to be made.
From Dallas Mr. Donald went to
Falls. City, he also having general en
gineering charge of the logging road
now under construction by the Falls
City Lumber & Logging company up
Teal creek. Satisfactory progress is
being made on this work,' Sufficient
steel for seven miles of railroad has
been delivered, and tracklaying is now
going on. The road ia designed to
deliver logs to the Falls Citr mill
from the Cobb-Mitchell interests,
which are also represented in the Val
ley Siieti road and in Siietx basin
timber. Dallas Observer.
AS WEIL AS DISEASE
Have Superstitious Dread of
Hospitals, and Fight for
By Betty Graeme,
(Written for the United Press.)
New York, July 13. "Oh, please
doctor, da baby, he is nod seek any
more. He is all right, I am telling you,
he is all right! "
I With this plea a mother in the dis
j trict of Brooklyn stricken with the
areau mtantile paralysis today sought
to save her buby from the common ter
ror of the foreign settlement the hos
pital. Not only must the doctors and
nurses engaged in the fight to save
human life, battle with disease and
filth, but with human ignorance.
Mothers fight for their children
when the ambulance arrives. The en
tiro neighborhood gathers about tho
doctors anil nurses. Often times there
i are near riots. The incident of toduv
In response to the appeals of .Mrs.
Ilolman who lives Madison street,
the ambulance physician picked up the
mite of humanity, to see that he was
"nil right.'' He stood the boy up.
Tim little legs were normal.
Then as childish awe gave way to
fear, the wee bit of humanity burst
into tears. Hut only one eye fills,
only one side of the little luce moves.
Iu tho immobility of the other side, is
writ, ns plainly as in words, the pres
ence of the malady iu its milder, more
common form. A nod, and the nurse
has stripped the child and donned the
hospitul slip. As she unfolds the white
blanket to wrap around it, the mother,
with, a crv of despair, snatches her
baby and the two half crazed beings
cling to each other iu desperation,
sobbing wildly. A policeman is sum
moned and the child hurried awny with
the shrieking mother aud neighbors,
who swarm into the street, following
in the wake of the ambulance until it
Ignorame, fear and superstition com
bino to block the work of those who
are fighting day and night to stem the
plague that clutches New York iu a
death grip. The light, clean dormi
tories, corps of skilled nurses and doc
tors mean nothing to the poor mothers
bereft of their young. f
In an attractive folder in which ap
pears illustrations of the beauties of
nature in Oregon, the Southern Pacific
is advertising; Oregon as a playground.
In no part of the west, even in the
mouiitain divide regions of Colorado
has nature been so lavish in producing
startling effects. The wonders of this
southern Oregon region are now placed
within easy reach of the tourist as well
as those who revel in the sublime in
For instance. Crater Lake, with its
surface of 0,177 feet above sen level,
is perhaps the most remnrkable body of
water in the world. No hike in the
world is equal in depth, none surround
ed by so precipitous wal s and none
claim' the distinction of being the cra
ter of a burnt-out volcano.
It is comfortable for tourists wif.i
'the modern ho'el on the brink of the
crater. The road to the lake leads
! either through Medford or by way of
i Klumuth, many travelers making the
iloop. From Medford tt is M miles by
! comfortable automobile stages.
Once at -the brim of the crater, aud
the tourist may select his abiding
I place either at the Crater Lake Lodge,
'or in the tents which Muster near by.
There is the cruise around the bike, a
'trip to Wizard island where the
Knights of Pythias held initiation ex
lercises a year ago by special, permit,
jof the government, nud ut the southern
'end of the shore, the Phantom ship.
with its peaks 1,1.1s feet above the
i The Indians have wonderful legends
, concerning Llao Hock, of Wizard Is
land nud the various cliffs rising thous
ands of feet perpendicular from the
I water's edge.
From Crater T.ake, It is easy staging
; to other wonders of southern Oregon
the Josephine county limestone caverns
jsurnamed the Marbie Hulls of Oregon,
fnr more extensive than the famous
! Mammoth Cave of Kentucky.
Big Transport Caught
l Washington, ,Tuly 14. The United
! States naval collier Hector 11.000 tons
' was reported in distress 45 miles
'south by east of the Charleston light-
ship, according to a radiogramto the
i coast guard service. A gale was report
ied raging at that point. A radiogram
to the navv department from the Char
leston vard this afternoon said the eol-
lier Hector is limping northward under
) her own steam, on the outer edge of a j
', hurricane. Several steamers at 2 o'clock i
i were reported close enough to take off I
the crew should occasion arise.
Hurricane Hits Coast
Portsmouth, Vs., July 14. The coasts
, of the Caroliuas and Georgia are being
! lashed today by one of the most furious
tropical hurricanes in rears. Reports
Teaching here say at least two persons
have been killed at Savannah.
.. The Other Way.
"Then you don't want to Wove foot
prints on the sands of timet"
I "Nix." answered th politician guar-
dedly- "All I want ia to eover up my
Always Watch This
t Strictly correct weight, square deal and highest prices for all kladi of
junk, metal, rubber, hides and furs. I pay 8e per pound for old ngi.
t Big stock of all sizes second hand incubators. All kinds corrugate -
iron for both roofs and buildings. Hoofing paper and second aaad
H. Steinback Junk Co.
The House of Half a Million Bargains.
. 102 North Commercial St Pioas III
juiiKi cuiuii Din
Not Pleasing to Works,
Washington, July 14. Denouncing 'f Race and Race
the proposed new immigration bill, '
suggested by Japan as the solution of j . ?'"1,,s ,k.fr 1a;1 .JuI' ".-8Panki
, breezes filled the sails of numerous
the exclusion problem, Senator Works, yachts, hundred horse power motors
California, this afternoon declared in j roared in hydroplanes and expert
a senate speech, that Japan must ! swimmers and divers practised their
. . , , , , . ., . ' favorite stunts in the waters of Put-
recognize "the unalterable fact that , In.Rav MaY ,Jav ft,ive W,A
unlimited immigration of her people i sportsmen here to attend the 22d an
into country, cannot and will not be nnal regatta of the Inter-Lake yacht
permitted. " I 'nK association, w hich begins tomorrow
Works demanded two armies and two ' ""l1, on,ls ;,,,1iv, 2,1
navies as the onlv wnv to protect the i B"utnf a", olnssos' f,rom 'awls an3
Pacific coast if War with Japan should' v,rl,l , '? ' were
nl,jsp - , i manned DV sportsmen from manv mid -
He' defended the California state lnw!.wesU'rn oities; J'0"'" JV hV
i. i . i -i ... i - ;been arranged lor each day of the
land-except, he said, it did not go far
Six Colored Troopers
Washington. Julv 14 On the same
green slope where such heroes as
Sheridan. Meade, Sherman nnd Me-1 Tl)ree ra(.pl( for oa,.n ' of tea
Clellan were buried, six colored troop- j ,.la8ses of vachts will be run, the first
ers. members of the Tenth cavalry j Momlav. Prizes amounting to .V00
which died fighting at Carrizal werejwin be awarded, in the swimming
laid to rest today. They were accorded ! events, central interest is iii tho 2 mile
the same full military honors that I Great Lakes championship race, which
marked the burial of their white cap-j is open to men and women nmatcurs.
tn in I'hnrlcsi T. Ttnvil. lust. TuesdllV. . i
Thousands watched the funeral cortege!
as it wound slowly from imon station
to the old home of Robert E. Lee, now
Arlington national cemetery.
Chances of Saving
the Bear Are Poor
Eureka. Cnl., July 14. Chances of re
moving the steamer Bear from the reef
on which she went aground last month
were declared today to be very remote.
The beach now runs out to the vessel
and she can be boarded any time dry
shod. Freight tennis are stopping un
der the hatches nnd are receiving
freight. The present plan is for the ves
sel to use her own engines to dredge
herself out and this will require a great
deal of time. No preparations to re
move her have yet been made and the
pumps to be used have not even been
BASE BALL AT GEEVAI3
The Gervais ball team were again
the victors last Siindip- when they
played the Salem Motorcycle team at
Salem, the score being 5 to 9. -
This makes nine games played by
Gervais so far this 9eason, S of which
has been won by Gervais. The follow
ing are the team: Canby, Brooks, Sil
verton, Waiondn. North Howell. Mo
torcycle club Salem, Lang 4: Company
Portland. Kenton of Portland and the
Motorcycle Club the second time. The
Kenton club was the only defeat Ger
vais has had this season.
The game Sunday July lfi will be
between Gervais and Knights of Co
lumbus of Portlaud, on the Gervais
MEMBER OF MARINE BAND
ARRESTED AT DALLAS
The city treasury has been enriched
to the extent of 110 since the first of
the month because of the vigilence of
Marshal Chase in rouuding up persons
whose immoral tendencies led them too
far. Last week the Jap hotel keeper
paid SHRi for keeping a disorderly
house. Saturday night -the marshal
taught a member of the New York
Marine Band, which appeared on the
Chautauqua program that day, as he
was attempting to enter a window of
the house of a woman whom he had
followed home. The man put np $5
appearance money which he forfeited.
Tuesday morning an old man living in
North Dallas was arrested for inde
cent exposure and paid a to fine in
police court. Itemizer.
Ad Changes Often
iimcr - Lahe lauuers
Ready to Race and
,e ,, hnn ' .:' ,lp h
plane event. Two races for each of the
nine classes o power boats will be
run. One hnnnicnp race for each class
and one handicap according to tho
American power boat association rules
is scheduled. A hang and go back
race will include cruisers, runabouts,
express cruisers, opeu boats and by-
Real Estate Transfers
'.. T. Bogard et ux, to Tray Bogard
J. Cooler el. No. SO S 1 W.
Chas. Schnlenberg et ux to Mrs. Dell
Bradley, lot 1, See. 2.") 7 2 W
P. L. Warden to J. K. Harding, pt.
blk. 10. Nobb Hill Annex.
Geo. K. Brey and J. S. Cooper, trus
tee to O. K. nud T. M. Harrington, lot
7, blk. B, Jinrlington Add., Salem.
J. W. Bewlcy et nr to L. M. Scrog
gin, iots 0 asd 8, blk. 0, Prickey's Add.
G. M. Harvey et al by sheriff to P.
Haslenbacker, E. Woodward el. HO 6
S. M. Wilcox to Jno. McKinney all
blk, 5. Settlemier's Add. Woodburn.
pt. J. B. Ducharme cl.(4 S 1 W.
,7 no. Tweed et al to Louise and John
H. Lauderback, Caleb B. Chapman cL
No. 00 7 2 W.
John and Louise Lauderback to Joha
Tweed et al, P. X. Woodworth el. ! 7
2 W; Caleb B. Chapman el. 00 7 2 W.
Lauderback and Tweed et al to Joha
and Manil M. Tweed, Caleb B. Chap
man el. 00 7 2 W.
W, W. Ray et ux to Adam aad
Louisa Zenzer, D. C. L. J. B.' Dagnon.
and 6, blk. 11, Riverside Add. Baled,
and 0, blk. 11, Ri venule Add, Salem.
Jenuie Maxfield to Nellie Bruns kit
4, blk. 11, Riverside Add. Salem.
Jno. Moir to Jane Moir, pt. blk. 5,
Roberts Add. Salem.
Sarah Shanks to Wallace M. Wil
liams, west 50 ft. of lot 4, Cochrane
Wallace M. Williams to Sarah
Shanks, lot 1, Oswald Add. Woodburn.
Claude E. (latch et ux to Frank A.
Moore, lot 5, blk. 10, University Add.
John W. Loder and Grace K. Ixnlef
to Mary E. Hart E 1-2 of loot 1 and
ue 1-2 lot 2, blk. P, Capital Park Add.
MARION COUNTY VETERANS
Preparations are now under way for
the meeting of tjie Marion County Vet
erans association which will meet ia -Silverton,
Thursday August 3.
The meeting wili be for one day and
will be held in the city park. L. J.
Adams has been secured to give the
address of welcome; Mayor Potter wilt
speak; ladies quartet will sing beside
other program features to make the
Veterans from different points ia
the state outside of the county will b
present and the "boys of the old bri
gade" are planning a day long to b
remembered. Silverton Appeal.