Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 02, 1916, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
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Capital Journal Ptg.Co., Inc.
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The speech of acceptance delivered by Mr. Hughes is
a lengthy one, so lengthy indeed that the Capital Journal
could not print it yesterday without cutting out about
all its other telegraph news.
It would have required about a page and a half to
hold it, as it contained some 8,000 or 9,000 words. To
boil it down would be to lay the Capital Journal open to
the charge of attempting to garble it.
Editorial comment upon it is varied, just as political
beliefs are. To the old stand-pat politician it seems
strong and convincing. To the rabid democrat is per
haps appears weak and forceless. A midway opinion
would perhaps be nearer the truth. One thing crops out
throughout the whole, and that is that Mr. Hughes is
relying entirely on what the democrats have done they
should not do, and what they have left undone that they
should have done. It is a negative campaign he fore
shadows. Another peculiar thing about Mr. Hughes' campaign
key-note speech is that while attacking the administra
tion for what he is pleased to call its shortcomings, he
never once asserted what should be done or what he
would have done under the circumstances. It was a
critical speech entirely. He spoke at some length on
things the country should do in the way of preparedness
and in some other ways but that was all in the way of
outlining his policies. He said for three years the
Mexicans had been torn by internal strife, but he forgot
to 'say that this condition had existed not only for three
years but for five, two of them while Mr. Taft was
president. He says we should have had a firmer policy
with Mexico, but he does not state whether he means we
should have had war, or intervention, yet one of these
is necessarily implied in his assertion.
He says he is in favor of equal suffrage, and he goes
further than his party platform in this direction, inti
mating that personally he would have the question sub
mitted to the states in the shape of a constitutional
Taken all in all it is an artful speech, the speech of a
trained politician who points out all the weaknesses of
his opponents without suggesting a remedy, or binding
himself to anything better. It is also the argument of
an able and brilliant lawyer, who is relying on the power
of oratory and the intricacies of argument, to influence
the jury, rather than depending on the weight of evi
dence or the preponderance of testimony. Mr. Hughes
is a past master in this line, both from natural ability
and life-long training. This crops out through his en
tire speech.
He repeats trite things such as that he "stands for
the unflinching maintainance of all American rights
on land and sea." "Utterly intolerable is the use of our
soil for alien intrigues. Every American must unre
servedly condemn the mand support every effort for
their suppression," and many more things that every
American regardless of party stands for.
In some ways Mr. Hughes descended to arguments be
neath him. For instance he said: "Our opponents
promised to reduce the cost of living. This they failed
to do; but they did reduce the opportunities of making a
living." It required some nerve to make that assertion
before an intelligent audience in the light of the unex
ampled opportunities that have been opened for all
classes and the unequalled prosperity that for nearly
two years has blessed the country, the east especially.
True, these opportunities were not due to the democrats
any more than to the republicans, for neither had any
thing to do with the causes that produced them. They
were the natural result of conditions in Europe; but
that does not justify his statement that the people "had
been deprived qf opportunities of making a living." It
was a piece of ward politics unworthy of so big a man
as Hughes.
His arraignment of the administration is presented
as an able lawyer presents his case, and like most legal
presentations is made to bewilder and mislead the jury.
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Safety Deposit Boxes
It is in its entirety the speech of a lawyer who has a
weak case, a candidate who has no issue and who can
only attack what others have done. The intelligent
reader of Mr. Hughes' speech will not have his opinion
of Mr. Hughes heightened, and it is probable the very
high opinion most Americans have had for Mr. Hughes
as a man and judge will suffer somewhat from a study of
his speech.
At 5:35 yesterday the Deutschland that has been the
cause of so much speculation and guessing for some
weeks, slipped her anchor and in tow of the tug Tim
mons that has stood by her so faithfully started for the
ocean. The harbor woke up and gave her a send off that
must have made Captain Koenig's ears tingle and his of
ficers and men proud. Every whistle in the harbor
turned loose and tooted a friendly good bye. It was a
tribute to human daring, a recognition of the bravery
of the officers and crew, and an expression of that ad
miration all real men have for gallant acts bravely per
formed, and this whether done by friend or foe. Those
whose sympathies are with the allies as well as those
favoring the Teutons, alike are forced to hope the frig
diver and her gallant crew may get through safely, and
reach their home port without mishap.
San Francisco it is claimed has an organization of
some eight or ten thousand voters, who regardless of
politics, are pledged to but one thing that is to vote
against any and every measure that savors of "reform."
The members claim they are tired of having first one
faddist and then another spring some illy-conceived "re
form"' at every election. They admit that some "re
forms" are needed, but that' Jiorse has been ridden to
death, and their purpose is to help put an end to the
whole business. Here in Oregon we have reformed so
much, so far, so fast, so indiscriminately that the average
voter feels like he was in a reformatory for life. We
have reformed almost beyond reformation, and should
have a rest. Will the Oregon City political Moses kindly
make a note of it.
That little chap who was found a few days ago in a
tiny boat floating down an irrigation ditch in Arizona,
starts life with a wealth of romance woven about him.
Every mother in the neighborhood wants the baby and
the men are equally desirous of giving him a home.
Among those desiring to adopt the modern Moses is one
millionaire cattleman. It would seem that he is a lucky
infant in this respect, but still if he has to go through
life with the name tacked on him that has been given
him temporarily, fate will largely even up her favorable
gifts. It would take more than adoption by a millionaire
to compensate for "Phoenix Moses."
The fellow who has a liking for juggling with figures
might find a good opening in making a calculation as to
how much work that piece of money found last Sunday
near Wheatland could have done, how many debts paid
and all that had it attended strictly to business ever
since it was made in 1715. It probably was onto its job
pretty steadily up to the time it was lost, but as that
date is unknown, the period of its iddleness cannot be
determined. Evidently it had a long vacation, and came
back to find all of its kind gone out of existence.
Nothing can be proved about the fighting abilities of
militia by referring to Bull Run. It was a case of
militia on both sides there except a few regulars, and
these were on the Union side, which lost.
The anonuncement is made that a treaty has been
made between this country and China by which parcels
can be sent by post at a charge of only 11 cents a pound.
Mr. Hughes should have criticised it.
.1 I I
Among my forbears there were princes, and conquer
ors, and kindred quinces. My pedigree is fine and
stately; no wonder I admire it greatly; but no one snares
my admiration,
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conversation. When of my blue blood I
am boasting, I usually get a roasting from
some cheap skate who'd think it bother if
asked to name his father's father. "I
started out in life obscurely, and I was
educated poorly," remarks the skate,
who's made his riches by dealing in
machine-made ditches: "advantages. I
hadn't anv nac to scrap for every penny.
My parents couldn't read or figure, and all
they left me was the vigor, which kept me
always busy humping, while all the blue blood stuff was
slumping. While, you from princes were descending, I
upward from the rut was wending, and O, patrician, let
me. tell you, that I can buy you up and sell you!" When
ever I would tell the story of how my fathers conquered
glory, as rulers, statesmen, sages, fighters, I'm headed
off by some cheap blighters.
At the conclusion of the hearing of
the case of James Level, to determine
and none will stand my
whether or not he is illegnllv confined
in the Multnomah enuntv jail, which
hearing is bcinj held t.'ulav. the su
preme court will adjourn until Septem
ber 3.
Pretty good butliing beach, what?
Farish sort of rushers, those Russiuns.
Anyway the local "Mikado" com
pany had a lot of fun.
A few State street sports are betting
on the Deutschlund's chances of getting
The regular monthly go-as-you-please
between the collectors and the collectecs
is in progress.
Going east with uo return ticket an
other big shipment of Suloui loganberry
A grouch says that "Riverside Dip"
sounds like a dance. Well, what if it
August started off with a building
permit, aud that 's a good sign. ,
Reports are current that "The Birth
of a Nation" is coming back after a
while. The picture may become the
" Uncle Tom's Cabin" of the movies.
Court House News
A default judgment has been entered
in the case of Henry Saalfield vs.
Josephine Armstrong and Alex Arm
strong, an action to recover money.
Alleging that a hop contract had
been related and asktng for cancella
tion of the same, Rose Mullory nnil Mu
Mnllorv have filed nn action against
.1. .1. Met.ler.
A demurrer has been filed by the de
fense in the case of Samuel' Shaffer
vs. Karl Gnriliuer. Insufficient cause
for action is given as grounds for
Appraisers appointed by the county
court in the estate of John V. Schmidt'
have reported a valuation og "00.54.
und the court has issued an order di
recting the administrator of the estnte
to distribute the funds to the heirs.
On grounds that the defendant has
not filed jiii answer and that the time
permitted by the statute has expired,
a motion was made yesterday to have
judgment rendered for the plaintiff.
John Sennit, a sailor who was sent
enced to the Marion county jail several
mouths ago for attacking a man with
a hatchet, anil who was paroled on
condition that he report to the dis
trict attorney once a mouth, has just
been heard from at Xugnra Falls,. 3icw
York. He has been pretty much all
over the world stnee leaving Salem.
Sheriff Ksch is holding an automo
bile which was attached on behalf of
Thomas Catherwood to satisfy a claim
by t'atherwood against (leorgo Clan
field. Clanfield has filed an action
asking for an injunction to prevent the
sheriff from foreclosing a lieu on the
machne. Also he asks a judgment of
$." a day for the ttme the ear is held.
Angler's licenses hiii'e been issued by
the county clerk to the following res
idents of Salem: John Knowles, T. W.
Steigur, John Bailey, George W. Lewis.
A. J. Lemmon, A. J. Krenger, J. J.
Klliott, J. X. Skaife, J. I). White, Ed
ward Tallman and Fred Tiieuer. Thom
as I). Ynrnes of West Salem also took
out a license.
Hunter's licenses have been issued
to J. K. Commons of Scotts Mills and
to A. J. Viik. Francis W. Young, J. K.
McCnmnioii, A. .1. Lemmou, Joe Mc
Kali and 11. XI. Reese, all of Salem.
A hunter's license has been issued to
J. .. Commons of Scotts .Mills.
The defendants in the case of Ben
jamin Howdcn vs. Sarah K. Bowdcn et
ill lint, lillvimr tl I moa rtnl .IiiiIita !"!iiln.
way has entered a decree that plaintiff
is sole and exclusive owner ot notes,
mortgage, bank account nud real prop-
erty named in the matter. I
Marriage licenses have been issued ,
at the county clerk's office to Hugo V.
Kcil, 24, of Aurora and May Anna,
Heminghnus, 30, of the same town;!
Richard U Melbauer, 30, of Clinton-1
ville. Wis., nud Imo'geue Miller, 2S, of.
;Oervais; Willis Sumner, ), and Hose,
! hiuz, both of Salem.
An answer was filed this morning in:
the divorce case of Wallace Hart vs.
K.stellu llart, in which plaintiff prays
for a decree dissolving the bunds of
matrimony now existing between him
and the defendant and awarding him j
the care, custo.lv and control of his,
minor child, Virginia Hart.
A motion has been Piled by the plain-
TRUST an old-time
smoker to pick
wisely! A lot of them
have been smokirg the
OWL (or a good many
years. Every year
they're a little more
convinced that tt'J an
extra good hve-ceru
Dollar Ci?r !l
JJotl II
He's cured our gouts and indigestions by picturing the
"Foolish Questions," that idle gents are always asking;
and in his genial humor basking, we can forget a while
the sorrows that seem to threaten our tomorrows.
This Goldberg is so dad-blamed
funny he makes all human life
more sunny ; when you are look
ing at his drawings you cease your
frettings and your pawings, and
just lean back and grin and chortle,
and say, "His fun is more than
mortal." His wit is sure an end
less bloomer, and naught can stay
his flow of humor. As he main
tains his pictured joking, the rich
Tuxedo he is smoking. No doubt
while plying his vocation, he finds
in that an inspiration, like count
less others, who, as winners, find
"Tux" as useful as their dinners.
tiff in the case of C. B. Rhoades vs.
Mrs. R. L. Moudy.. that judgment be
awarded on the grouads that the de
fendant fai'ed to answer within the
time required by law.
In the matter of the estate of Mary
A. Dressier, incompetent, Frederick S.
I.uniK)it, guardian, reorts to the coun
ty court a bill of $:i"3.44 for real prop
erty belonging to the woman aud ad
vises acceptance of same.
Some Strange Tilings
Happening In Oregon
Portland. Ore.. Aug. 2. Strange
Trust Prices
Bigger Office, Bigger Business, Better Methods, Better System,
More Patients, More Hygienic
We examine your teeth (not your pocketbook) free of charge.
Part of every dollar you give a Trust Dentist goes to help keep up
the Trust in Oregon. Can you afford to pay $2 for $1 worth of old
style dentistry just to help the dental combine crush competition?
Painless Parker Dentist
32610 Washington St., Portland
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Strictly correct weight, iqnare deal
jnnk, metal, rubber, hide and furs.
Big stock of all sites second hand
Iron for both roafs tad boUdiaga.
, linoleum.
H. Steinback Junk Co.
The Hobm of Half a Millioa Bargtiaa.
102 North Comnarcial It
Creator or "FoolUh Qat
ion,. " I'm the Cay. "
. Movim Cartoon, etc.
"I find In Tuxedo a good
foiacco. Ill fragrance and
flavor ait fine. I tut tl regu
larly end endorn II highly to
all my frltndt."
things are happening in the northwest,
according to reports reaching Portland
today. Oregon and Washington have.
had a touch of the wild and woolly,, a
little shark excitement, and a spook
thrill. .
For instance, ranchers near White
Salmon, Wnsh.are hunting a cougar
thut killed two horses on the Ben Bread'
love estate. In John Day, Ore.,, bear
continued raiding pastures. A shark
five feet long was nailed at Seaside,
Ore. A sow that tried to kill men ap
peared near Coquille, Ore., and .a
"shadow of mystery" who has bees,
seen prowling around houses near
Marshfield is still doing business at th
old Ntund.
Gut in Half
Painless Parker
50 Less
Hours 8:30 to 6:30; closed Sunday.
-Changes Often
and highest price for all klada el
I pay 0 per pound for eld rigs, i
incubators. All kind eotngate T
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