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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
July 25. 101U".
CHARLES H FISHES,
Editor and Manager.
PUBLISHED EVEBY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
CHAS. II. FISHER.
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IT'S THE GNATS THAT WORRY US
There is hardly an auto race reported these clays that
a death or two, or at least a serious accident is not record
ed. The great crowds that gather to see these speed ex
hibitions expect just these accidents and, the inference is
fair, are pleased with the "thrill." If this is the result of
some centuries of civilization since the old Roman days,
wherein have we advanced over those who witnessed the
gladiators strive for the mastery, and held their hands
nnf. thnmhs down?
Is it any less cruel or in any degree less wicked to hail
the victor who leaves his rival dead in the ditch beside
the track and to applaud his daring and courage that
achieved victory, than it was to crown the successful
gladiator who with the sword overcame his rival? In the
latter case the victor left the fate of the conquered one
with the onlookers and spared his foe it they so desired.
In the speed contest the victim has not even this chance,
but is butchered to make an American holiday.
The hollow mockery of our sentimentalities and the
shallow pretense of our morals makes us pass laws for
bidding risking a dollar on the outcome of a horse race
but at the same time we allow purses to be hung up to
tempt men to risk, and lose their lives in a contest of
We have censors who will not allow a moving picture
-ghown delineating a murder, but at the same time we put
up our simoleons to see a speed contest which we have
every reason to believe will result in death, and a death
that borders closely on murder for which the community
is responsible as accessory before the fact.
We pass laws compelling stores to close on Sundays
and fine the proprietors if they open their doors to sell
needed food; but we permit the speed maniacs to race fcrY
purses on that day and the gate keepers to gather in the
shekels for the show. Is it a crime to sell a loaf of bread
on Sunday and a lawful thing to sell tickets to a contest
where men gamble with death and lose? Is a race be
tween autos any more moral than a race belween horses?
Is risking one's life on a race any more moral or less
criminal than risking one's money? We raise our hands
in horror at the Mexican matador who artistically butch
ers a bull in the arena, and this while ourselves attending
a speed contest where human lives are snuffed out as
candles in the wind. We forbid prize fighting, where at
thp most n hlnok eve and bloodv nose are the extent of the
injuries; but why prolong the list of what Artemus Ward
calls our damphoolishness, just take a few days off and
continue the comparisons to the end. You will be forced
then to the conclusion that as a people we swallow a
camel, but gag at a gnat.
Chile objects to an All-American treaty and advances
some good reasons against it, and some that are utterly
foolish. The main contention she advances that has any
force, is, that if any of the governments desired to change
their form after the agreement was reached they would
not be permitted to do so by the signatory powers. She
also calls attention to the fact that the United States
recognized Carranza but now has troops in Mexico, that
we benevolently assimilated Haiti to the extent of setting
up a government there which we are supporting with our
armies. The real reason of Chile's objection however is
the fact that some thirty years ago she wrested from
Peru the territories of Tacna and Arios, which are the
principal source of the nitrate supply of the world, and
which are also the source of Chile's wealth. She is afraid
if she joins the movement these rich territories will be
restored to Peru. That is what makes her so solicitious
about the possible danger "to other countries" from the
Pan-American agreement. Her ox would be gored.
Louis W. Hill is evidently peeved at Oregon. In his
trip up the valley recently he said the rumors about his
building a line to the Santiam was without foundation.
He is reported to have said that "there are enough rail
roads in the Willamette valley now and we have trouble
enough as it is without building any more roads south of
here." He also said "the Cascades were too steep along
the Santiam for a railroad and that his company would
do no more toward colonizing Oregon until the people
show a disposition to assist." Just what he meant by this
he probably knows, but no one else does. One would think
Oregon had been doing something to the Hills that made
the head of the family sore. He should voice his troubles
instead of pouting about them and tell us what is troub
ling him. By the way what if anything have the Hills
done for Oregon except exploit it?
The allies are said to have purchased $:5,600,OOO worth
of tinned milk in the northwest recently taking all the
product of some fact ories. Oregon is a great dairy coun
try naturally, and it is a pity there are not more dairy
farms. With green grass the greater Dart of the vear
and an abundance of ensilage easily prepared, there is
every reason why there should be a dozen dairy ranchers
Jl 1 1 ml . Ik. n
wnere now mere is our, one. mat Jp.5,uuu,UU lor milk is
about the first money received in Oregon on account of
the war, for the tremendous transportation charges ab-
orbed practically all the additional values of wheat and
other cereals due to the war, and left the farmer but the
While the allies on the Belgian and French front are
apparently making small gains daily, the Russians are
advancing steadily and rapidly on all fronts where they
are operating. Yesterday dispatches showed they had
broken through Von Hindenberg's lines near Riga, and
that the Austrians were forced to retreat still further and
were being pursued into the Carpathian mountains. In
Mesopotamia it was the same story. They were going
ahead and the Turks giving up their towns to them. If
the advances in Turkey are kept up it will not be long be
fore the bear is within reaching distance of the
James Whitcotnb Riley is dead,
"(iooit bye, ,liin, take keer of yerself."
Whether T. ti. Bligh caught any fish
while he was gone or not. it is a safe
bet that he brought home an idea or
There are some spots in this town
which certainly need n shave badlv.
Seen during a ten-minute stroll on
State street the other day: A P2-h. p.
auto from Buffalo, X. V., 3 autos from
California, 2 from Washington and one
from lila ho. It. wasn't a very good day
for visitors either.
Did you ever notice that the average
person is bored by figures pertaining
to anything but dollars and cents?
A small farmer was overheard to toll
another man on State street Saturday
that his little prune orchard was going
to net him $20110 this year. Try that
on your piano.
The report just made of the result of egg circles in
augurated by the Oregon Agricultural college shows that
the poulterer gets an average of about five cents a dozen
more for the eggs he sells than under the old plan of sell
ing in the open market. If this is correct the plan has
proved itself and will grow. Anything that helps the
farmer helps the whole community and five cents a dozen
on eggs means about a 25 per cent raise on the price of
his egg crop.
A hot wave swept over the states west of the Missouri
and some east of it yesterday. Chicago was literally in
the swim, it; being estimated that half a million persons
spent Sunday on. the lake or in it, and it-was the same
yesterday so far as the heat was concerned. Fresno,
California, held the record for heat, the mercury going to
108. There were more than 150 deaths due either directly
or indirectly to the heat, among these being 64 from
England seems to be astonished that Americans should
object to her opening their mail. She asserts that when
any little thing of this kind was called to her attention she
forwarded the mail as soon as possible thereafter. She
also asserts that we should let her do what she pleases
with our mails because she forwarded a lot of copper to
Sweden that might be useful to the Germans. As an art
ful dodger Johnny Bull is the limit. ;
The dispatches lately have had nothing to say about
what course Rumania is liable to take, from which it is
fair to presume she is lying low and waiting to see how
successful the Russians are. She has not yet forgotten
how the Russians were driven back when their first drive
was made, and she wants to know she is choosing the win
ning side before she joins it.
Jt seems that the unheralded nrrivnl
of u train carrying three railway presi
dents in n powerful stimulant to the
Xow and then we find a cheerful
individual who considers life to be
amply worth the living if for no other
reason than that he is not sensitive to
the Into of fleas.
I'p to noon yesterday the sale of
tickets for "The Birth of a Nation"
picture at the Grand amounted to up
wards of $(0(. And it has been going
strong ever since. The moral of which
is: 1' ust get the right goods and then
advertise them right. How far do you
suppose this picture, great as it is,
would have gone without the use of
The ordinary man is like a shirt, for
a number of reasons. One of them is
that he has his off days. Help your
self to the others.
The victory of the Lojus Sunday
a juicy one.
There is a man living in East Salem
who sat on his front, porch last even
ing nnd actually laughed as he read the
hot weather stories from the east. It
showed of course that he has n mean
disposition, but can you blame him?
TAN, RED 0 " n CKLED
SKIN IS EASILY SHED A
A Walt Mason
To free your summer-soiled skin of
its miuldiness, freckles, blotches or tnn
the best thing to do is to free your-
self of the skin itself. This is easily
accomplished by the use of ordinary
mercolized wax, which can be had at
any drug Ktore. Cse at night as you
use colit cream, washing it orr in uie
morning. Immediate!-.' the offending
surface skin begins to come off in fine
powder-like "articles. Gradually the
entire cuticle is absorbed, without pain
or inconvenience. The second layer of
skin now iu evidence presents n spot
less whiteness and parkling beauty
obtainable in no other way.
If the heat tends to loosen nnd
wrinkle your skin, there's an effective
and harmless remedy you can readily
make at home. Just let an ounce of
powdered saxolite dissolve in a half
pint of witch hazel and bathe your
face, in the liquid. T'lis at once tight
ens the skin and smooines out the
lines, making yon look years younger.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
llnry E. Blncherby to Matthew
Smalllot 7 Phelps add, Silverton.
Rosa M. Gatewood et ujc to Milton
S. Sanders, pt. A. I". Palugrion el 42-5-2V.
Ira Kilborn and wife by sheriff to
W. H. Common et nuo, pt. lot OS
Friends Oregon Colouv, all of Pascal
Vaciuette el. 24-11-1 K. nil of J. M. Ogles-
by el. 2i-H-tt:, O. and C. see. 25-ti-lE.
bits 71, 72. 74, 7H, 70 and 80 iu Friends
Almedn Runvnn et vir to G. S. Kog,
ers, lots l and niK. i, nicks Mconu
add, W ooilburn.
Smith Gillingham Co. to W. E. Pnrk.
lot l!l and W 1-2 lot IS, blk. B, Simpson
Eldorado Land Co.. Inc., to Forest W.
Peterson, J. B. Deguire el. 37-1-2W.
When summer comes and a
vacation outing is planned,
remember Newport is cool.
The breeze from off the
mighty Pacific never fails.
With the many diversions and
' attractions to pass the hours
away, surely you could find
no better place for your vaca
tion. THE COST IS LOW
Round Trip Tickets are on sale daily
from all Southern Pacific stations in
Western Oregon. The return limit is
Daily Trains from Albany and Corval
11s make excellent connections.
Write for illustrated booklet "Newport," or ask local agent for
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore.
Coos Bay Railroad Celebration: Mnrshficld and North Bend, August
24th. 25th and 2(ith. Low round trip fares.
State House News
According to a stntemcnt received
trom J. h. McBrien, school extension
agent of the United States bureau of
education, at the office of tho state
superintendent of public instruction,
Oregon ranks higher than nnv other
state in the percentage of daily at
tendance in the rural schools, with a
wore of flO.li per cent. Connecticut is
second with 88.4 per cent, and Massa
chusetts third with a percentage of 811
per cent. The average daily attend
ance "in the rural public schools of the
I'uited States is 07.6 per cent.
Articles of incorporation were filed
yesterday at the office of the corpora
tion commission by the Aberdeen com
pany of Portland, with a capitaliza
tion of $.1000, and by the Pacific Man
ufacturing & Sales company qf Port
land, also w-ith a capitalization of $,
000. The Kast Side Irrigation company
Umatilla cotiuty "lias decreased its
capital stock from ."iOoO to $2,100.
The Kast Side Business Men 's club
of Portland has dissolved as a stock
cororatioii and reorganized as a non
According to Percy Cupper, assistant
state engineer, who accompanied the
state land board on its recent trip to
eastern Oregon, there are in the rim
rocks of the coulees in Malheur aad
Harney counties thousands of tons of
rock containing free, almost pure, po-
'assinm nitrate one of the few places
n tne world where the Biitistnnee is
'omul. Officials of the American Ni
trate company demonstrated to the
board ihe possibilities of another of
Oregon's natural resources by mixing
a little of the raw nitrate with sage
brush ashes and applying a match to
it. The board was convinced that the
mixture made gunpowder.
Governor Withycombe Is at Ft. Staves
today, inspecting the coast artillery.
Citizens of Weston. 12 miles from,
Pendleton, have filed an argument
against the initiative measure provid
ing for tiie establishment of a state
normal schqol nt. Pendleton.
Collect Waste Paper
to Give Girls Outing
Portland. Or., July 2". With ttia
triple purpose of fire prevention, get
ting material for white paper and giv
ing working girls an outing at. the sea
shore, scores of Portland children to
day carried bundles of waste paper to
the fire department houses, where th
rubbish was purchased for oo cents per
hundred pounds. A paper factory ap
propriated )2,ou0 for the. purjiose of
making these purchase!,. Street cars
carried the bundles free. The proveeds
will go toward the girls' outing.
HOW TO BE SLIM
If you are too fat and want to
reduce your weight 15 or 20
pounds, don't starve and weak
en your system, or think you
must always be laughed at on
account of vour fat, but go to
Central Pharmacy or any
good druggist, and get a
box of Oil of Korein capsules,
take one after each meal and
one before retiring at night.
Weigh yourself once a week
and note what a pleasant and
reliable method this is for re
moving superfluous fat from
aay part of the body.
It costs little, is absolutely
harmless nnd a week's trial
should convince anyone that it
is unnecessary to be burdened
with even a single pound of un
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking: Business
- Safety Deposit Boxes
The man who has a patch of beans, or succotash,, or
other greens, believes the gods would make a hit if for
that patch's benefit they regulated wind and rain; and Peter Mi'nar'd ci. 74-4-2W, Ambrose . i1.
When they dOn't, It glVeS him pain. If from V G,. Wood to Forest AY. PetersonJ
his little looty held he thinks he ll have a j. b. Deguire ci. 37-4 2W, peter Minnrd,
bounteous yield, he doesn't seem to care a K; Intawife'to oVrin e.I
rap how it may fare with t'other chap.1 nagg ami wife, lots 4, 5, 0, 7, bik. s,;
destroying hail may fall and beat the 8tuf.T0-5.-kB.-, nm, vife t0 .Tllhn!
fing from a neighbor's wheat; a cloudburst ; sci.ef fe, lot 7 and is, w. 41. North sa-
cnmlc cmno follnvu c note nnA drnirno an-!1'"1-
other's shorthorn shoats; or, maybe, just
.... iu. . a. ; ai
avi -00 niv . iigmmug iiiio a oiouv vx jt UfC$ to i,e proverbial that everv
hav; and he will view his little stretch of ' (" is certainly no less true
artichokes, and- say (the wretch!), "The &i;;") ty.'Thlsme's" Yi."
climate's lierfpct. T mnint.si?nr thole's insfr. I every intelligent person must learn
1 j 1 . ij 1 1 1 io much about caring for his own
enough of wind and rain; no man could ask a better show hlllth that iv the time he is fortv
than we are getting here below!" But if his little patch f BS-t-iH n nImst h ''k'
of rape he finds is in unthrifty shape, the fact that neigh-1 Vh- then, is there H much talk by
bors' crops are fine will not prevent his doleful whine. ,,W,0M a"ni,lit tion" a
, 1 , , r , ,. Jwomnu can recognize all ordinary ail-
lie is a small 00 re SKate, you say; an, well, we all are ments without cam on a doctor, if
built that way.
AN OLD PROVERB
SENATOR CULBERSON GAINS i son is now believed to be assured a
Dallas, Texas, July 23. Senator
Charle Oulberson increased his lead J
over Or. A. P. Brooks, former president
of Baylor university, in the latest com-j
pilntions today ou Saturday's demo-i
eratie primary vote for the I'uited
State senatorial nomination. Culber-
place in the "run off" primary August
2S. The result's from 02tl counties show
ed the follow iug vote:
O. B. Colquitt. 100,227; Pulberson. 73.
2S0; Brooks. 07.29"; T. M. Campbell.
former governor, 5ti,il3.
Jourual Want Ada Get Results.
tliev are ailments distinctive to her
sox she can generally knows enough to
use the greatest of all remedies for
such ailments, Lydia K. Hnkham's
Vegetable Compound, and likewise she
is .amilinr with the standard remedies
for other diseases.
Talk about narrow escape a St.
l.onis man who was to have been mar-
vned Saturday night died that after
noon. Little Rock Democrat.
There Is No Better
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
Strictly correct weight, tqowa deal and higheet price for U kt-dj gf
junk, metal, rubber, bidet and fur. I pay pcr ponB fo, M J
Big itock of all liiei Meoad.hana Inenbatori. AS kindj eon-pte t
Iroiufor both roofs and buildings. Hoofing paper aad Meoad kd X
H. Steinback Junk Co.
Tne Hoom et Halt t Umion Brgmlt. . t
101 North Commercial It ! M X