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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
.Tuly 22, 1910. .
CHABLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
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to the National Association
at Washington, Wednesday, wnen ne saiu: i net e u urn
one way of holding the confidence of the American public,
and that is by deserving it." He made another statement
as to politics that is exactly in accord with the position
taken by the Capital Journal, as well as thousands ot
voters who understand what political parties stand for,
and that was "I have no interest in the political party ex
cept as an instrument of achievement." That is what
political parties are made for. Certain principles are
maintained by each party, and the voter can take his
choice. If his ideas are-socialistic, he naturally votes for
the nominees and principles enunciated by that party. It
he believes strongly in prohibition he votes for the princi
ples and nominees of that party. If he believes the things
the republicans stand for are for the best for the country,
it is natural and right that he should vote the republican
ticket, and this regardless of what he has voted before.
He is at each election exercising his franchise for the best
interest of the whole country and he should cast his ballot
as his conscience and belief dictates regardless of party
affiliations. It is the same with the democratic party. It
the principles for which that party stands appeal to him
as best for the whole country he should vote that way.
No man should, in the generally accepted sense, belong
to any party. He naturally has certain beliefs and he
should vote with the party that comes nearest to repre
senting these beliefs. When the party does not stand for
the things he believes best for all he should leave it A
political party is not a fetich to be worshipped or an idol
to be prayed to, but simply a convenience to be used by
the citizen in expressing his political belief. A good citi
zen should have no more hesitancy about leaving one
party to vote with another when its platform and the
things it stands for do not suit him, than he should about
changing his hotel if the cooking did not suit, the bed
was uncomfortable or the service unsatisfactory.
This is not said, as some of our contemporaries inti
mate such things are said, to suggest in anyway that
voters should quit the republican party to vote with the
democrats, for the rule works both ways. The good citi
zen should quit the democratic party just as quickly as
any other if its aims and principles do not suit his ideas
of what is best for the country, for it, like all other parties
is only a convenience of which the voter can take advan
tage if it suits him. or avoid if it does not.
The dirtiest work politically done by any person or
paper in the northwest is that of the paragrapher of the
Oregonian. He makes no distinct charges but revels in
nasty insinuations aimed generally at President Wilson
or the democratic party. We have no objection to his
being a republican, or to his expressing his ideas, if he
has any; but we have a supreme contempt for the insinua
tions and inuendoes of the penny-a-line libel on decency
'who writes the scurrilous stuff. If the manager of the
Oregonian has any regard for fair dealing and decency
in conducting a newspaper, he will have the paper's nasty
little Thersites turned over to the garbage squad and the
rooms occupied by him under the tall tower disinfected
and deodorized. A couple of barrels of chloride of lime
and a few gallons of formaldehyde are badly needed in
It is no wonder that so many marriages turn out badly
when women will marry without knowing anything
whatever about the man they marry. At Stockton, Calif
fornia, yesterday, a "case of this kind came to light when
Mrs. Anne Holman was married to Christ Bohne. The
bride's uncle kissed her, and the groom kicked up such a
row that the police were called. The officers recognized
Bohne as an inmate of the state insane hospital, and re
turned him to that institution to pass his honeymoon.
His bride for better or worse found Kim much worse than
she took him for, and refused to join him in the asylum.
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TO A PARTY
n Croat truth in his address
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of Presidential Postmasters,
German losses since the
about July first are estimated at 200,000. The losses of
the allies must be greater than this, for they have been
doing the attacking and naturally would be the heavier
losers. The total losses would therefore, at 'a fair esti
mate, if those of the Germans are stated correctly, be half
a million. That is some lives to be sacrificed because a
crazy fanatic assassinated an Austrian prince. Yet it is
only a small fraction of the number who have shed their
life blood on this account. What the losses of the whole
war have been cannot be stated anywhere near correctly
but it is several millions. Add to this list those left hope
less cripples or lifelong invalids and the toll is enormous.
The end is not in sight yet, but it looks as though it must
come within a year. The resources of men and money
are both getting drained pretty low, and the conflict must
end before a great while from exhaustion.
Colonel Roosevelt said he was out of politics after the
nomination at Chicago, which he did not get, and it seems
he is also out of words to express the thoughts that must
be roaring in his think tank. He seems to be halter
broken since he was successfully ridden by the stand
patters and is also broke to lead. He may become a pet
yet, and learn to eat out of the hands of the old party
leaders. It looks as though he would have to do so or go
without provender of the political variety.
Marriage has been likened unto a lottery, but Miss
Laurine Michelson and Ralph Montgomery made it a
matter of pure chance. They flipped a coin to decide
whether they should marry at once. The coin decided
in favor of marriage and they had the knot tied as soon
as a license could be procured. If this marriage hits the
divorce mill the parties can truthfully blame the whole
business on untoward Fate.
The Oregon Agricultural college has discovered two
new weeds. Great Scott! wasn't there enough of them
before? Have any of the valley farmers been demanding
new varieties or more of them? If the "experts" will dis
cover a more speedy way of getting rid of some of the old
varieties they will do more towards pleasing the farmers
and justify the generous appropriations made for the
Evidently the prohibitionists are not sticklers for
harmony. Yesterday when Mr. Hanly was nominated
for president he received 440 votes as against a little more
than half that many for all other candidates. Then some
one moved to make the nomination unanimous and 450 of
the delegates voted against it. Truly the prohis "move
in a mysterious way their wonders to perform."
The numberless preparedness parades, coupled with
the scarcity of recruits reminds one of the story of the
society woman who when asked for aid by a needy
woman, replied: "You ungrateful creature, I have nearly
worn myself out attending dances and entertainments to
raise money for you and your kind, and now you ask me
From time immemorial the letter "B" stands for the
drink habit. Commencing with Bacchus who was some
wine bibber and the God of wine; old John Barleycorn,
Booze and Beer have in turn held sway and now the
drink is Berry Juice. Salem is furnishing her full share
of it, a car load a day for the next year.
The longshoremen's strike, except in San Francisco,
is still on. If the union wins, the increased wage will be
required for some years, to make good the losses due to
loss of time. It requires some time to make a fifty cents
a day raise make up for several months idleness and loss
of four dollars per day.
Sulzer is not a good or cheerful loser. When beaten
for the nomination for the presidency on the Prohibition
ticket by Hanly, he refused to stand for making the nom
ination unanimous, and asserted he would not and could
not stand for Hanly.
. i . Titi -W raU
If one would drive his auto sanely, the way of safety
always choose, the coroner would follow vainly along the
course that he pursues. I lean against the barb wire
fences, and watch the drivers as they pass;
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and some have blunted all their senses by
lapping liquor from a glass; and some are in
so great a hurry they hit up fifty miles an
hour like lightning streaks along they
scurry, exultant in their gas-born power.
And cars are run by springalds giddy, who
do not keep their eyes ahead; they slay a
man who leaves a widdy, and seven orphans
needing bread. And cars are run by new
beginners, who jog along a mile and back,
and then imagine they'd be winners of
medals on tne racing track. v lth accidents on every
I acre, the death list grows, and gives us pain; the coroner
I and undertaker are busy gathering the slain. The laws
we have are surely feckless, it's hard to see what good
they are, when all the boneheads and the reckless may
run amuck with motor car.
offensive of the allies began
STATE'S CROP OF FLAX
100 Convicts Begin Pulling
ItEstimates Place Yield
at 1200 Tons
Although the suu tins been hot ami
the work is new to many of them the
results accomplished by the crew of one
hundred convicts who began on Thurs
day to pull the state's crop of flax are
pronounced satisfactory by 'the auth
orities in charge of the undertaking.
Most of the flax which the state has
under contract with various land own
ers is in the region north ami east of
the city, mid it is here, on the Walker
farm, that the first camp has been es
tablished under the plan as arranged by
Superintendent Minto. A party of rep
resentatives from Portland and iSalem
newspapers, accompanied by Secretary'
itooilm ot tne state boaM of control,
visited the camp yesterday afternoon,
where they were cordially greeted by
Superintendent Miuto and given oppor
tunity to view the caaip arrangements
and observe the system which has been
The prisoners were being lined up
preparatory to marching to the flax
field when the party nrrived, the noon
day meal having just been finished, and
the first impression given the spectator
was that the convicts chosen are men
of good physical proportions. In addi
tion to the mutter ot physical litness,
they are prisoners whose record is such
as to warrant trust, but nevertheless
every precaution is taken to prevent ;
trouble. The gang is in charge of Guard!
A high fence of heavy wire encloses
the bunk tent. Barbed wire is stretch-
ed around the top of this fence. The
men sleep on blankets spread over J
buhh, i.uug nuuui-ii i ruugus nu e neeu
provided for lavatory purposes. The
cooking is done in primitive camp fash
ion. When the prisoners are hi camp a
guard is stationed at each corner of
Superintendent Miuto's plan for the
pulling of the flnx crop seems to meet
all reasonable requirements, and there
is little question that the season's
yield, which it is estimated will be
upwards of 1.200 tons, will be handled
expeditiously. It is now thought that
the work will require about a month. A
glance at the situation is sufficient to
convince one that much time will be
saved iu the operation through the mov
able camp system.
fifty Seven Lawyers
Fifty seven of the law students wao
took the bar examination in June were
admitted to practice the supreme
court yesterday. The number taking
the exnminaton wan seventy nine.
Kollowiii" are the names of those ad
mitted: Miller K. Mcfiihhi t:t, Salem; Paul
K. Smith, Salem; Howard K. Zimmer
man, Salem; If. V. Sclimulz and Koy
Van Winkle, Burns; Lnwritz H. .-anu-bloat,
Roseburg; 11. fi. Inlow, Forest
Grove; E. J. McAlcnr. Hillsboro; New
ton Rogers, -.envy fl. Hazard. Carlos
C. ( lose, Fred W. Hummel, James
West, Ben H. Conn, Roy H. Hatfield.
W. W. Dean, Walter Scott Shanks, Ed
wanl Ordemniin, Orville O. Edwards,
Robert S. McCarl, 11. R. Funk, George
W. Neilson, Frances King, Maud Matt
ley. Carroll H. Hendrickson. Garnet L.
Green, M. B. Kim-aid, Harold Johnson
Warner, .1. L. Schmudla, O. J. Hawkeu
seu, Edgar Pindar, Joseph P. Flaui
gan, William G. Keller, W. A. lllidge,
Collyed T. Potter, Cecil H. Greene.
Karle B. Stone. Carl Mnllorv, Mack
Wilfred K. Smith, R. A. Schramm,
Wallace G. Benson. Joseph B. Rheude
R. F. Hollister. Philip I'. A. Hot-he,
Robert S. Kerason, Anion M. Cohen.
Kenneth F. Eraser, Julius Harold Hart.
Allen Wilbur O 'Council, Ixiuis K. San
vie, Grace Arnold, Lester Sheeley.
Robert i. Carter, E. E. Southard, Har
rison W. Truebbiod, Frank J. Streibig.
Jr.. R. K. Powell, all of Portland.
Local Engineer Protests.
F.ditor Journal: Three of our local
engineers made application for position
of operating the municipal paving
plant. All are good men and as far as
known perfectly capable "and need the
work." Speaking iu my own behnlf
would say that I have the best of
recommendations and well kuown in the
city and have been a tax payer tor nine
years in Salem. I hold license for op
erating steam engines and boilers given
from the citv of Spokane. Wash., and
t Sioux Citv, Iowa. I hold civil service
papers showing on three different exam
inations 94, !H 810 and PS per eeut, aud
marine license. Also best of recom
mendations from Iowa to Alaska. With
the many local vouchers of trust and
ability tell us why the honorable r onn
cil turned us down and hired a stranger
who has never lived in or has no in
terest in our city or even the state.
CHAS. L. BECK.
MURDERER OF PAREXRS KILLED
Douglas, Ariz., July 21. Jose Tal
en.aiohi. a Mexican, declared by his
l wife to be the slayer of Mr. and Mrs.
I Win. Parker at the Double Adone ranch
55 miles southeast of Hachita. . M.,
early In June, did not escape from the
American civilian posse which trailed
him iuto Mexico, but was killed in the
wilds of Cajou Ponita. a "no man's
laud" between Souora and Chihuahua,
according to advices here today from
Hachita, from an apparently reliable
The posse returned with the state-
nient that Voleuzuela had escaped
wheu they captured his wife and her
uncle, who hud been his traveling com
panions. The story of the finish of
the chase generally believed in Hachita,
is that .several members of the posse
held the womaa while the rest pursued
her husband and killed him.
The same report added that Valen
zuelu 'a wife confessed to members of
the posse that her husband hud been a
soldier w ith Villa and hud been in
structed by his chief not to rejoin his!
band until he had killed Parker and his
wife, and any other Americans he could.
She is said to huve alleged further that
othermen had been instructed likewise
by Villa. Kvery woman has been sent
out of the Animas valley while the men
are reported to be watching closely alii
iMcxnans on the American side in that
"Tom anil Jerry," once a favorite
rhyme for "let's be merry," has been
discarded. "Loganberry" answers the
Heard in a vaudeville matrimonial
sunt at a local theatre the other day:
"O, come on, let's make up: there's
no sense in letting a little thing like
marriage interfere with our friend
ship." Definition of an optimist: "A man'
who goes into a restaurant without a !
cent in his pocket and expects to pay
for his meal wiih the pearl he finds in
Miss Mae Murray, seen in Salem this
week in "Sweet Kitty Belluira, " was
the brightest gem in n Hpnrkling casket
of motionplay jewels.
The individual who has been wander
ing about town sayiug that the S. P. is
to begin at once the erection of a new
passenger station here has been returned
to the institution. It was a good story
The gentleman who used fo state that
the loganberry would never amount to
anything is at present confinine his!
efforts at general conversation to the
war in Europe.
Isn't it a bit unreasonable to expect
the children to sit down on the grass i
aim Keep quiet wnen tne Dana is play
It has been a week of good attrac
tions in Salem show houses.
The greater a country is the more it
grates on other countries.
State House News
State Engineer Lewis has addressed
a letter to Assessor Reed of Multno
mah county in which he states that
Oregon will be barred from availing
itself of the provisions ot" the bill re
cently passed by congress, providing
for national aid for construction of
highways, if trie state wide tax limita
tion constitutional amendment is en
acted by the people. Engineer Lewis
says that if the amendment passes the
state will be unable to make the ap
propriation equal to the allotment.
A conditional pardon has been grant-
There Is No Better
Always Watch This
Strictly correct weight, square deal and highest price for Q klmda
junk, metal, rubber, aide and fan, I pay 2e per pound fer old rfs.
Big stock of all siee second kand incubators. AH kind eorrtgntad
iron for both roof aad boil ding. Boofing paper and cecoad knad
H. Steinback Junk Co.
The Hon of Half Mifllo Bargain,
101 North Commercial It Ffcaaa Mt
Want Ads Pay
BIG NAVAL BATTLE
(Cor.tinned from Fag One.)
bringing the Bremen as far as th
capes a:id that she should be in this
port by Monday. There was no con
firmation of the story, though wattT
front men thought it more plitusibla
than many of the yams spun about
the Deutst hland 's situation. In thi
connection they pointed out. that thai
fighters could net as guards for tu
Whether the Deutsi-hiund intends to
spen.. or meet sister ships at the cape,
cannot, be learned; the German and
American promoters still keep their
own counsel. Monday is the day gen
erally accepted as the ducking time of
the Bremen, barriny "accidents," and
while the Deutscliland has shattered
all "advance dope", many think sbs
will certainly be ready at that tima.
And parenthetically, a squad of drenca.
ed olicemen and reporters offered up
a fervent prayer at H a. m. today that
she would make a hasty hegira.
Storm Gave Her a Chance
It was a wihl night on the Putapsco.
Lightning cracked a.nl thunder ec.ioed
iu the harbor, it revealed tramp steam
ers, some of them perliaps spying on
the Deutschland s course. One vessel,
tar out, seemed a phantom ship, flash
ing signals, but there was no way of
knowing what the intermittent tight!
aboard her meant.
On the Necknrk, the Deutscliland'
sleeping quarters, the crew slept peace
fully. There iiad been no bierfest a
on the previous night, instead, the men
had gone to a German red cross bene
fit where they heard themselves laud
ed as heroes. Meanwhile the Deutwh
land tugged at her anchors a myster
Allied Patrol Restless.
Xorfdlk, Va., .Inly 22. The allied
patrol off the Virginia capes is becom
ing restless. It shifts its position liks
a cat watching a hole where he know
a mouse is eluding him, but out of
which it must attempt to come. AH
night long the ships played senrrh
lights on the entrance to the capes and
at daylight today quickened their
speed and resumed their regular nortk
aud south patrol.
It is estimated that the ships no
are 8 to 10 miles out. At one time
last night one of them presumably a
French vessel, moved into within five
miles of Virgiuia beach, closer to-shore
than she has been at any previona
time. It was impossible to determine
her exact identity. She has four fun
nels. Another ship of a darker color,
is supposed to be British. This war
ship h:ts three funnels.
led to Mollie Burgett by the govern
or. The woman is uow serving a term,
in the penitentiary for complicity in
holding up and robbing a stage 'carry
ing bullion from the Ruiubow. mine in
Baker county. She lived near the mine
at the time of the robbery in April,
l!H, and the bullion was afterward
found near t.he scene of the robbery,
together with a revolver belonging to
the woman. A condition of the par
don is that she shall reside with her
son m California.
Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday with the corporation com
missioner by the Winlock Logging com
pany of Portland, (i. F. McCliutock,
W. E. Lacey ami Roscoe C. Nelson are
named as incorporators. The capital
stock is .fli.'i.OOii.
The Alsea Loiraing company and the
Western Cedar company, both of Port
land, have filed notice of dissolution
in the corporation department.
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