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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal''
August 7, IS' 10.
CHARLES H FISHES,
Editor and Manager.
PUBLISHED EVEBT EVEXING EXCETT SUNDAY, SALE if, OREGON, BY
Canital Journal Pte. Co., Inc.
L. 8. BAENES. CHAS. H. FISHER,
DORA C. AXDRESEN,
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ENGLAND'S PROPOSED TRADE WAR
Let us hope the flax war is over and that with the new
manager the business of gathering and treating the
state's flax crop.will be done in a scientific and business
like way. There have been mistakes made, but it is no
use chewing the rag over these, no matter how juicy the
chewing might be. What is desired is that the experi
ment be given a thorough try out, the mistakes of the past
avoided and the fact demonstrated that the crop is one
the valley should raise or avoid. If it proves anything
near what its backers hope for it, it means the making of
me vviuaiueue vaiiey ana me upDUiiaing oi tne state, in
many fields weeds are reported as being more abundant
than the flax, and this has caused a dispute between the
state and the growers, the state declining to pull those
fields where the weeds are more than half the crop. Un
der the contract with the growers it seems the state is
responsible and should either pull the flax or pay what
the yield is worth. As convict labor is used for pulling
the crop, and as this labor would not be employed if not
at work at this job, it would seem that the state can afford
to pull the fields and separate the flax even though the
returns are small. But above that fact it remains that we
cannot afford to quarrel over so small a matter and sq
vital a one.
England's blacklisting and other movements she is in
augurating indicate that so soon as the war is over a bit
ter trade war will be started, presumably against Ger
many, but really aimed as much at the United States as at
Germany. So far her course indicates the using of sub
sidies, protective duties, preferential shipping and patent
laws, and a general governmental intervention in busi
ness. The allies economic conference at Paris recently
adopted resolutions far more drastic than the cabled
resolutions indicated. They declare that the allies should,
as a permanent post bellum policy, "render themselves
independent of enemy countries as regards raw materials
and manuiactureu articles essential to tneir economic ue
velopment," which would mean practically all manu
This means the system of subsidies and financial aid
given by the government to private enterprises engaged
in scientific research or experiment, that all lead to the
establishing of home manufacture 'of many things now
This is ostensibly aimed at Germany but its object is to
cut off purchasing from any countries except those now
known as the allies; who would thus build themselves up
at the expense of not only Germany, but the rest of the
world. In other words when the war is over the allies
intend to make an industrial war on the balance of the
world, giving each other preferential rights as against all
The scheme will result in one of two things, either of
which will defeat the proposed scheme. The first is that
it will if undertaken drive the other nations together for
mutual defense, to make such trade preferences as be
tween themselves and against the allies as will deprive
the latter of practically all trade with them. It will force
. the balance of the world into a trade agreement with Ger
many and against them.
England needs raw materials, and she would find her
self cut off from tho new world, or badly handicapped in
trading with its countries. The United States has a
wealth of raw material, and with the South American
countries standing in, could send Europe to bed hungry
every night if she so desired. If the allies want to try
this game with Uncle Sam they can of course do so, but
it is a certainty they will regret it before they are done.
England is the great maritime nation and she must
fund employment tor her ships. It sne nampers traae General Manager Mahar of the Third Avenue lines of
witn America sne win nave pieniy oi luie vessels auu sue street railways in New York is a thrifty cuss. Recently
There is one proposed amendment to the constitution
about which there can be but little difference of opinion,
and that is th amendment giving the governor the right
to veto single items of an appropriation bill. The present
system under which the governor must either approve or
veto an appropriation bill in its entirety, has left wide
open the opportunity for log-rolling and trading by which
unmeritorious measures are passed and the funds of the
state given to worthless objects. The legislatures are
sometimes forced to accept these "riders" in order to get
a bill passed, tor the reason that members each with a pet
measure by combining can hold up the bills entirely by
supporting each other's items, and when the bill goes to
the governor he is forced to swallow it all. or none. The
proposed amendment would put a stop to this kind of raid
ing the state treasury, and would make -. the governor
responsible for these items getting through. As he would
have to bear the blame it would make him especially care
ful to examine every appropriation bill and to see that
the jokers in it were given the veto axe. It is a good
amendment and should pass unanimously.
AS GOOD AS
A CHEW OF
That Means the Supreme De
gree of Rich, Luscious
NO OTHER CHEW EQUALS IT
Nature varies the flavor she puts into
the different grades of tobacco leaf
arid the best of all is the flavor of
choice red Burley that pleases you so
mightily when you chew Spear Head.
The delicious fruity flavor of a chew
of Spear Head is a revelation to the
man who has never chewed or who has
been chewing near-good tobacco.
For chewing is the one way to get
all the wholesome, healthful, appetizing
flavor of the tobacco leaf providing
you chew a high-grade plug like Spear
No other tobacco can compare with
Spear Head in the wholesome satisfac
tion it gives.
You get more savory sweetness in a
chew of Spear Head than in a whole
plug of ordinary tobacco.
And you get it in its purest form
for Spear Head is made amid the most
wholesome surroundings, in a great,
new factory that's kept absolutely
clean and sanitary.
iTry this rich, mellow, satisfying, pure
chew. Such a chew cannot be obtained
in any other tobacco than Spear Head.
In 10c cuts, wrapped in wax paper.
I Intend to,
"F the ninety
pe ople in
very hundred In
this country who
are not fortifying their
futures with savings
accounts, the majority
would say, "I intend to,
but haven't begun yet."
C Time flies. The flight
of time makes a savings
account Increasingly valua
ble. Almost before we
know it a year, two years, a
decade go by. Looking ahead
ten or twenty years the time
seems long. Looking back it
seems wondrous short
With how much greater satisfac
tion can he look back who has put
away little sums regularly in a
savings account than the one who
has let ten or twenty years slip
away, all the while "intending
to." C And with what greater
peace of mind can this money
saver look forward to the pe
riod of life when it will seem
good to "shut off steam," so
to speak, and ride a clear
track on the momentum of
his savings account and
the fortune it has made
him. Are pou one that
intends to"? Who not
do It now?
In glancing through the affirmative argument of the
proposed -tight prohibition amendment to the constitution
it is noted that the author makes the assertion that the
present law "is undemocratic in its working. People of
wealth can obtain liquor with little trouble, but the op
portunity is not so readily available to the man of average
means." The assertion is undoubtedly true; but it is also
true about everything else. People of wealth can get
most things much more easily than those who are finan
cially embarrassed. This statement will be heartily in
dorsed by all in the latter class. The same argument
could be applied to the sale of automobiles, and the sub
sequent gasoline. Both are "obtained with little trouble
by people of wealth, but the opportunity is not so readily
available to the man of average means."
will also have plenty of idle mills. If the allies are to live
within themselves they will find a hard job gathering up
the money to pay off the interest on their war debts, let
alone meeting any of the principle. Up until the Euro
pean war England drew heavily on the United States
yearly in the shape of interest and dividends on American
securities, and she does so yet. With trade relations
hampered this source of revenue will be slowly exhausted,
for it will take a return of American securities yearly to
secure the gold needed in her business and when this
source of income is cut off the old country will have a
hard time of it.
The allies will do well to keep out of war awhile when
: the present one is ended, and this whether that war is real
' The time is approaching when Salem is to visit Marsh
field, North Bend and the Coos Bay country generally.
The wide awake people of that section have made ar
rangements for taking care of their visitors and showing
them about their territory. Myrtle Foint. Coquille, Ban
don and all the smaller places are ready with picnics, din
ners and everything the inner man can desire to entertain
and make glad all who visit them, and these will be given
the opportunity to entertain the visitors August .25th,
North Bend looking after them the 24th and Marshfield
the 2Gth. If vou have not yet signed up for the trip make
arrangements to do so if you can, for it is the beginning
of a new era for southern and western Oregon, and you
want to help celebrate it. Coos Bay, all of it, is the era.
Division manager passed out thirty cent lunch checks to
the police guarding the company s lines, but Maher saw
a chance to economize and changed the checks substitut
ing titteen cent kind instead, then the commissioner
would not allow the cops to receive any checks and so the
general manager saved the whole expense.
The Xeu- YoTk ( all of .Tunc lSlh
contains an interview with Hon. SI. V.
Roland, Attorney-General of Yucatan.
Mexico, which shows a substantial
gum for civilization, since (.'urranza
begun to establish order iu that land.
The big landed estates formerly held
by the Spanish slave drivers ' under
Dinz are being hroken np into tracts
of 5S acres and given to the people for
use, they paying rents of two per cent
upon a value estimated by the govern
ment. The plnu has worked s well,
and is so satisfactory that it would
sow be impossible to start a revolution
in that state. There are only 700
soldiers in its borders, while over 2,400
schools have been established in the
lust two fears. Farts like these give
the lie to statements inspired and paid
for by our big speculators and other
grafters. When the Wilson adminis
tration recognized -Curranza. the presi
dent answered his critics by saying
that this chief and established order
in a large part of Mexico. The most
promising feature of this order is pub
lic schools. Jnspite of the pnid scrib
blers, the truth about Mexican progress
is slowly coming out. .It is likelv that
Hughes' indictment of Wilsou's pro
claimed peace policy for Mexico will
find some hard sledding before the
L. D. RATI.1FF.
UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve Bank
LITTLE TALKS ON THRIFT
By S. W 5TRA.CS
frtiidint Amtrisa Sttitif fir Tirik
Who will be the first editor to stand on the rim of
Crater Lake and say, "Well, I'll be damned!" Medford
Of course at this distance it's only guess work, but be
it understood, the Capital Journal always leads.
THE DANGER CAR
u jn - m- l l
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
CAPITAL - $500,000.00
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The auto, as a grim destroyer, is difficult to beat. Just
yesterday I killed a lawyer, while scorching up the street
When first I got my car I uttered a vow that I'd go slow.
"This speeding mania," I muttered, "is
what brings death and woe." But I got
going fast and faster, like many another
scout; and now there's always a disaster,
whenever I go out When home I come
from some brief journey, my wife asks,
"Who was slain?" I say, "Three clerks and
an attorney lie dead upon the plain." I go
kerwhooping every morning o'er valley,
weald and wold, all rules and regulations
scorning, l knock the records cold.
of dust, a roar and rattle, and I'm beyond
your ken, as deadly as a modern battle, a menace to all
men. The rural cops would like to pinch me, but can't get
close enough; some day a bunch of men will lynch me, and
that will be the stuff. And while for such a stunt they
hanker, I'm scorching, far and near, today I crumpled up
a banker, and maimed an auctioneer.
We may as well remember, when fig
uring on the hops.
That bad weather merely threatened
never damaged any crops.
Ve shall beam to suspect presently
that flax is a somewhat troublesome
rieasnnt little joke of the weather
man, those clouds yesterday morning.
c a n house
wife of today
what she lias
use for no
' o n g e r, in
cluding o I d
tion of ma
tnnney, it is said, a hundred million
dollars a year. Rajjs and paper nrc
badly needed by paper manufac
turers, for they arc unable to get
the raw material from abroad now.
So great is this demand that ad
vertisements of the high prices
paid for old rags and paper have
' been placarded in various public
places to catch the eye of the
housewife and even the United
- States government has taken a
band. The president of a large
paper company in the East is
quoted a saying that American
thriftlessness in destroying old
rags and papers is responsible for
B score of abandoned paper mills
in that immediate section of the
country. They simply could tint
get the raw material to work with.
False pride is responsible for
much of the lack of thrift in Amer
ica, but, happily, our great business
institutions are not so afflicted.
President T. P. Shonts, of the lo
terborough Rapid Transit Con
pany of New Vork, announces that
the discarded newspapers picked
up by the train guards are convert
cd into real money and used to de
fray the expense of keeping the
trains and stations neat During
me last six mom in the passengers
on the subway left more than nine
hundred tons of newspapers be
hind them when lliey - left thV'
trains, an averago of five tons a
d.iy, These discarded newspaper!
net the company about $8,000.l0 a
When the National Guard regi
ments were ordered to the border
a few weeks ago, many of tha
members found themselves in a
sad prcdirament. They were forced
to go and leave behind dependent
families. Just before leaving Chi
cago a serious-faced guardsman
swung himself on a street car and
fell into conversation with the man
next to him. 'T always made a
pood salary," he said. 'T?ut we lived
it all up as we went along and
now 1 don t know what will be
come of my wife and children."
If a man only knew for a certainty
that he would have to meet ait
emergency, and if he knew what
kind of an emergency it would be,
he would know how to prepare for;
it. and he would nrenare. The tron.
blr is lie dors not know. Prepar.
edni-ss-for the rainy day is often
the best means of warding it off. ,
Capital Journal Want Ads Will Get Yoa What You Want
Nice, sporty little question to bet
on: When will the Center street bridge!
be replaced by a new one.
It is noted that hv the use of a box'
to put the youngsters in, a reasonably I
large ramily may be transported on
The Inst loganberry of tiie summer
is in sight.
Most folks, male and female, gossip
too much. Ami the publication of such
items as this doesn 't stop them a bit
All the Willamette vullcy asks of
eastern people at present is thut they
drink u glass ot lonauberry juice a
We mail your paper to you during
rour vacation. Phone 81.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Xotiee is hereby given that H. Bunt
iiitr Sinn tinvf. rnmnlptixt their fnt-
A ClOlld ' tract for road improvements in road
districts -nos. 41 and a; on tne btucm
and Prstum road, and that the county
roadmastc-r hag filed his certificate of
completion fbr the same. Any per
son, firm or corporation having ob
jections to file to the completion of
said work, may do so on or be-fore the
ISth day of August, IP16, at twelve
o'clock soon, iu the office of the conn-
I r. G. BOYEB, County Clerk. 1
There Is No Better
Always Watch This Ac Changes Often
Strictly correct weight, square deal and highest criees for ll ihx.
junk, metal, rubber, sides and furs. I pay per pooid for trid jan. f
Big stock of all sisea second hand iaenbators. All kinds eosnfatai t
- - fif aaa second
Toe House ef Half a MUBom Bargain,
I0S North Commercial It
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