Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, July 18, 1916, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
July h, l!)10.
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Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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Yesterday's dispatches reported the river at Asheville
ten feet higher than it had been in an hundred years. The
same conditions existed pretty well over the state.
Streams were swept clear of bridges, railroads put out of J ,
Dusiness ana leiegrapn ana teiepnone communication
stopped. The details of the tremendous flood were not
known yesterday nor will they be for some days. Enough
is known, however, to place the damage well up in the
millions, and the loss of life, known to be fifteen yester
day, perhaps well towards a hundred. At one place a wall
of water forty feet high was said to have swept down one
stream. It rains just as much here in Oregon as any
where in the country, but thank heaven it is not the joy
riding kind of a rain that bursts a tire and sends us all
into the ditch.
Prohibition, or at least the kind of prohibition on tap
in Washington does not seem to please a large majority jerally and successfully smashed without any one paying
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A friend asks "what are ordinances made for?" That
is a question that cannot be answered without due delib
eration, but at first glance would say the answer is the
same as that concerning promises and pie crusts, that is
they are made to be broken. At least they are so gen-
of the citizens, and so far as Seattle is concerned does not
do a great amount of prohibiting. The newspapers daily
have one or more stories about the raiding of some drug
store, hotel, club or something of that kind with all kinds
and qualities of trouble following.
This morning comes the tale oi one 01 tnese, me raiu
ing of the Ferguson bar in the hotel of that name, by the
special squad used in enforcing the prohibition laws. One
of the squad was sent in to the bar in advance to see if
he could get any intoxicating liquor and when the others
entered he was standing in front of the bar, so it is
claimed, with a glass of whiskey in his hand.
This was the evidence the party wanted but the
proprietor did not purpose letting them get away with it.
Bothwell, a visitor, drew his gun and ordered them out
of the house. A pistol battle followed in which tvyo of the
raiding officers were wounded and Bothwell killed. It
would seem from this that prohibition, or its enforcement
has some evils too, although some would say that even in
this case "whiskey was the cause of it."
The Interstate Commerce commission having refused
to reopen the Astoria rate case, it is now up to Portland
to make the next move. Just what that will be is not yet
decided upon, but she is bound to do something, for the
decision is so manifestly unjust that it cannot be allowed
to stand undisputed. ' It is one of those cases that show
the possible danger of commissions, when tliey get swelled
up with their own importance and imagine they are the
people's rulers instead of their servants. The Interstate
Commerce commission . on several occasions has over
stepped the limits of its duties, and in this case has done
a gross injustice to Portland. It needs jacking up and
bringing back to a proper understanding of what it can
do and what it can't. One of the things that it can't do
and get away with, is the unjust and wrong thing. It may
attempt to but it can't make such rulings stick. The com
mission is drunk with its power and after it is locked up
and punished for this Portland should appeal to "Alex
ander sober." .
Tnrl.iv thp under sea freighter, the Deutschland, it is
stated, will drop -down into the Chesepeake and in the
near future make a dash for the deep blue sea. The eyes
of the world are turned in that direction, and especially
the eyes of the English and French, whose fleets are
watching for her. Captain Koenig seems confident of be
ing able to get under water and out of sight of them
before he comes to the surface again. At the same time
her sister ship, the Bremen, is said to be due to arrive,
and if she can slip in past all the watchers it would seem
that the Deutschland should be able to slip out. This
country is more interested in her on account of the dye
stuffs she may bring us than for any other reason. If she
could run as fast as the "fast" colors of the American
dyes, she could give all the fleets of the world the glad
any attention to them that the inference is fair that that
is what they are made for. Such ordinances as the pub
lic demand the enforcement of are enforced but the ordi
nance book is loaded with dead obsolete and useless ordi
nances that are never enforced, but which at the same
time make a criminal of the person who violates them.
Another "high official of the war department" says all
danger of war with Mexico is over and that the militia
boys will be home within three months. There will be
none gladder to hear this than the boys inactive on the
border, except the folks at home. They will sure have a
glad home coming no matter how soon they come or how
late. Salem has not forgotten, and will not forget them
should they stay for years.
Now that the Orpet case is over the second trial of
David Caplan for dynamiting the Times office in Los
Angeles several years ago, is set for early in October.
Thus does one thing follow after another and it seems
nearly always that the worst is yet to come. '..
England claims to be expending thirty million dollars
daily in prosecuting the war. This totals nearly a billion
dollars a month. This sum would build two average bat
tle ships a day, or one regular old leviathan like that sug
gested by Senator Tillman every two days, t
. Governor Johnson, of California, has announced his
candidacy for the United States senatorship of California
and his platform briefly stated is "protection, especially
to California's citrus fruits; Charles Evans Hughes; Suf
frage to women and preparedness."
A high official of the war department says. Villa is
dead. It seems rather cowardly to kill the poor devil so
many times and we sincerely hope this is the last time we
will have to assassinate him in the columns of the Capital
A dispatch from Portland yesterday began with the
question, "Shall women wear trousers?" The data ac
companying the question is not full enough to justify a
positive answer. It would be necessary to know if the
women inquired about are married and it is their hus
band's trousers alluded to. It should also be known
whether they had anything else to wear. Lacking
habiliments, usual to the sex, our answer would be, by all
means let 'em wear 'em.
The big bridge across the Mississippi at Memphis, the
longest on the river was opened for business yesterday,
but this was evened up in the Carolinas, for there about
all the bridges were swept away.
That shark on the eastern beaches, or off them, has not
been doing anything for several days. Perhaps there is
still a scarcity of bait that is attractive to him.
Will Orpet, acquitted of the murder of Marion Xam
bert, has "gone to the woods." That was where he went
with the girl when he got into trouble.
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Scenes liku the one in the picture above illustrating the arrival of the Seventh regiment New York national guard,
at Han Antonio, Texas, are of the everyday occurrence in Texas, with the assembling tncre of militiamen from all
parts of the country. Near Mr Allen, Texas, is lite Sixth divisional headquarters of the United States armv, with 5,
(KKI men in three camps. Unofficialiiames have been bestowed on the three camps. Tne one at McAllen has been
dubben "Camp Scorpion " that at Mission is known as "Rnttlesnuko camp," while Pharr will go down as "Camp
""" nc huuiiicu iu uii-innry oi me particular pest that was most numerous when
in to clear away the undergrowth.
vhen the boys pitched
Tells Graphic Story
of Trip from Puddling
Furnace to Pulpit
A story of success against apparent
ly unsurmouiitnble odds was told last I e"!L'' '
night at Waller hall by the Kev. Wil
liam H. Morgan in his lecture on "From
the Pudding Furnace to the Pulpit,"
before the members of the Epworth
League Institute.
"When nine years old, Dr Mn'jnin
came from England to join his parents
at Ironton, Ohio. His father was a
worker in the iron mills and iu a few
years he joined the working forces of
the family, all his money going to his
He told of the hardships of iron
workers, beginning work at 2:S0
o'clock in the mornings, working 14
hours a day, generally so tired that he
could hardly walk home. Believing that
a trade was all a boy needed, he was
not sent to school as his futher believeu
that what was good enough for him.
was good enough for the son.
When 14 years of age, Dr. Morgan
went to school one day but on his re
turn was told that he was needed in the
His conversion to the church occurred
when he was 21 years old. It was while
eating breakfast between two flues at
the iron furnace and from that time,
he decided to devote his life to the
When 23 years old, he paid a teacher
to instruct him in reading, writing and
arithmetic, at the close of the day's
work. Later he went to the deanof
the state university and secured an un
dergraduate as an instructor. While in
college he lived ou $1.50 a week. Later
he went to the Drew Theological sem
inary in New Jersey, arriving there
with $10 in his pocket. After two
years' study in this Methodist school.
he was graduated and ordained pastor of
the Methodist chinch at Meudhnm. N.
J. His next pastorate was at JCewrak.
N. J., where he remained IS years and
from there to his present church. Cal
vary Methodist Episcopal of New York
On account of the absence of Dr.
aiu-e," which perfected organization
at a pink tea given by Mrs. Harry
Payne Whitney at her Roslyn mansion
on Long 1 sin ml.
Who are these "women of all par
ties" who raised $2..lK)M t n single
meeting toward a $100,000 fund, the
donations ranging from $') to $."i000
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bullets from a Springfield 30.30 that
Mrlntyre had dropped as he fell and on
the table beside Mclntyre lay an auto
matic revolver. It is not known wheth
er Mclntyre shot his wife when h
fnunrl flint fntktiirn Ana tnovi tnKlff
rk, Mrs George T. whether she was killed by a policeman'
(iartord. Mrs. Col-hnllet
me committee nns very Knutly sup
plied newspapers with the list. Here
they are:
Mrs. Philip ( lark,
ickers, Mrs. A. 1
gate Hoyt, Mrs. Lee Thomas', Mrs. Wm.
I". Draper, Mrs. Edward J. Gnvegnn,
.Mrs. i.eigh Hunt, lr. Catherone He
While the battle was raging thou
sands came from all parts of the city
and formed a ring for blocks around
a i.v .... r. . - : arm lormea a ring ior diockh arouna
meut Davis Miss Ohva (utting, Mrs.1 Mclntvrc's fort. They dodged bullet,
francia McNeil Bacon, J-r Mrj.i whk.u-were wlistling-from all angles.
Theodore P. Shunts, Miss ( ornelia Al- Alltomobile purtie8 ,?urried from 0r8
dis. Mrs. Geo. H. McLean. Mrs. Mvron
r. Herru-k, Mrs. Henrv Clews,
Overlooking the scene
Nothing is heard any more of the Austrians, not evenJh" - ""l1- the christian citizenship
. ., . .. ... .. , , , course will be instructed by Rev. t. S.
mat tney are retreating, ian it De possioie tne Dear nas
devoured all of them?
If as Napoleon said: "an army fights on its stomach,"
the results of many a battle were due to the cook rather
than to the soldiers.
m mmr l i
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 18CS
CAPITAL $300,000.00
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
I'm always glad when Sunday comes, and our old
town no longer hums with all the jargon of the mart, the
bargaining that breaks my heart. On Sunday morning
I can meet my friends and neighbors on the
street, and they won't try to sell me prunes,
or real estate or pantaloons. And. by no
agent I'll be lured upstairs to have my life
insured. No auto salesman on my track, I
freely walk to church and back; I hear the
pastor's helpful views, in my new suit and
polished shoes; the worshipers have left
behind, for one brief day, the beastly grind,
and when the parson's discourse ; ends, I
mingle freely with my friends, and no one
tries to sell me socks or whiskers dye, or
iio salesman interrupts tne nymn, to DOOSt
1 walk back home m cheerful
patent locks.
his duplex wooden limb.
mood, my spirit full of gratitude that there's one day in
every week when wheels of commerce cease to creak. I
do not hide behind a tree when some investment sharp I
see. I do not have to dodge or spurn the agent for a
patent cnurn.
The lecture Wednesday evening at
Waller hall will be given by Miss Car
penter, speaking on "The Work of the
Deaconess. "
The Wednesday program is as fol
lows: t:30 to 7:13 a. m. Morning Watch.
Dr. Morgau.
7:15 to 8:00 a. m. Breakfast. Lausanne
8:15 to 8:."5 a. m. Bible study: Dr.'T.
W. Lane.
0:05 to 9:50 a. m. Evangelism. Dr.
.stewardship. Kev. Melville T. Wire.
Junior League Methods. Miss Robin-j
10:00 to 10:40 a. m. Vpworth League;
Methods. Miss Kobinsou. ;
Junior League Demonstration. !
10:50 to 11:30 a. ni Social Service.!
Miss Chappell. !
Recreation and Culture. Rev. ,T. C. j
11:40 to 12:20 a. m. Citizenship. Dr.
Hammond. !
Home Missions. Miss Chappell. i
Foreign Mi.-tsions. To be supplied. '
12:30 to 1:00 p. m. Dinner, I.ousanne
hall. j
1:00 to 2:30 p. rn. Quiet hour.
2:45 to 5:30 p. m. Tennis, tomi-finnls. :
6:00 p. m. Supper. I.ousanne hall. I
7:00 to 8:00 p. m. Social gathering. !
8:15 p. m. Lecture. "The Work of
the Deaconess." Miss Carpenter.
Cleveland, Ohio.. July 17. Marvin
Child' Ben won the $3,000 Edwards
pacing stake at North Randall this
afternoon. He took the first and third
heats in 2:04 1-2 and 2:04 3-4.
All the favorites got a bad start in
tV second heat which, was won by
Babv Bertha, Garrison driving, in
2:07 1.
I i.t.nt nnint.
-".viij;r v. i. , illinium, .uuinitr r. jvrtri
cer, Mrs. Frank 8. Witherbee, Mrs. Os
car Straus, Mrs. Joseph S. Stearns,
Mrs. Douglas Kobinsou, Mrs. Marsden
black with wituesses of the battle.
In Mclntyre's pockets, riddled with
bullets, was found a picture of Villa.
J. Porrv, Mrs. John Havs Hammond.! l"B J'0,"f n'oyeren writing .
Mrs. F. A. H. Gnmmell. Mrs. John v. h,w,n8 th Mclntyre had claimed to
Blodgett, Mrs. John Henrv Hammond,! be an "P?81? and B.a,v,ur "f b'ait
Mrs. I. Lorillard Spencer," Mrs. Cabot j'?- Neighbor, said that he had been .
Ward, Mrs. Chns. It. Warren, Mrs. Larz' aet.ng .rrangely since Sunday "A be-4
Anderson. Mrs. John I'rntt, Mrs. fhU-l 'ieYe'1 1,19 m"d "one too strong at best,
ip W. Livenuore, Mrs. Felix W. -ar.i had been crazed by the heat,
burg. Mrs. Coleman du Pout, Mrs. John At the morgue where the body of Mrs. .
I). Archibald. Mrs. Antionette E. Wood Overmeyer was taken, it was found that
Mrs. Kdwanl T Stotesburv, Mrs. Cor-1 was shortly to become B mother,
uelius Vanderbilt, Mrs. W. H. Crock-! A le,ter mH(,e Pl,blic b' u,e police,.'
er. Mrs. Willard Straight, Mrs. Clifford waa fo,lnd in Mclntyre's house:
I'ineliot, Miss Harriet Vittum. " The Lord has commanded I and also
The list of these "women of all par-my wife- Almighty God hasmade me s
ties" sounds like a roster of New Prpbet unto nil nations and also my
York's smart set is, ui fact. Whv are I wit'- Hattie Mclntyre," the letter
the women of the "400" so much in-iread. "You shall know thnt the Lord
terested in Mr. Hughes' candidacy?
Why are the idle rich giving monkey
dinners and poodle dog soirees and
pink teas to aid his cause T
Why is plutocracy, men anil women,
spending cash to elect Mt. Hughes"
Becnnse Mr. Hughes believes in things
as they are only more so. Because
Mr. Hughes believes in the protection
of privilege. Because Mr. Hughes be
lieves in the divine right of those who
have to exploit those who have not.
All parties in plutocracy are for
Hughes just as they were for Me
Kinley, for Roosevelt and for Taft.
I'lutorracv is bi-partisan and always
has sent me to gather unto the Lord s
remnant of the Adonic Zed."
The letter then rambled on for about
600 words.
"I must die in this land that I may
carry my reports unto the Almighty
God concerning the land of the United
States," it concluded.
Silverton, Ore.. July IS. Armond
Matheny. aged 10, was arrested hero
yesterday on a federal charge of rifling
United states mails. He is accused of
taking letters and nacknpes from boxea
for plutocracy and for the candidate; in the poatoff ice here and appropriating
tuHt puns us i-nesinuTH oiu or ine nre.itneir contents.
With reactionary plutocracy inter
ested iu Hughes, it is up to the com
mon people to become interested in
The arrest was made after a decoy
package had been placed in one box,
which the postmaster saw Matheny
remove later.
The Nation's
Better Nut
Tkere Is No Better
Always Watch? This Ad Changes Often
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(Medford Mail Tribune) '
"Women of all parties organize for
hughes" is the cheering announce-
iment coming from the "women's na
tional committee of the Hughes alb-
Strietly eorre weight, tqnmM iml mui kighaat pricw f0T all kind
Jtmk, metal, rubber, aide and fun. I pay ! per pound frr ld ia
Big stock of all iixe leeond hand iacubatora. All kiadj Mtngmtai
iia for both roofs aid bnlldlag. Roofing paper tad ncoad hud
H. Steinback Junk Co.
The Houm of Half a UHliox Bargain. ' f
0! North Coaaarcial M. m t
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