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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
CHARLES H FISHES,
Editor and Manager.
PUBLISHED EVEBT EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
1. a RATINES. CHAS. H. FISHr.K,
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GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY ON LEADERS
Today the leaders of the railroad brotherhoods will
announce the result of the canvas of the vote on the strike
proposition. It is understood the vote is not to strike but
to empower the leaders to act as their judgment dictates,
and they will have full power to call a strike if they think
best. It is probable they will not do so at once, at least,
as many things tend to make them hesitate about so do
ine Regardless of any differences between themselves
and the railroads tne Dromernoous uum nut un.c w
the government take over the roads, and they fear a
strike may cause this. L r
It has been intimated that should the strike materialize
the government will take over the roads at least to the
extent of running mail trains. It would naturally follow
that running trains carrying the mails would soon be fol
lowed by the adding of passenger cars. The travel con
gestion being relieved in this manner, it would not be long
until the business of the country demanded the relief
necessary to its existence, and soon freight trains would
be operated. There would of course be much difficulty
for a while, but this would straighten itself out and new
men would fill the places vacated by the brotherhoods un
less they returned to work. Besides this many would lose
their chance for pensions from the roads, and they can
illy afford this. Some hope was held out yesterday that
the switchmen would submit their grievances to arbitra
tion ; and if this is done the backbone of the strike is
broken, for they are really the most necessary faction ot
all the brotherhoods.'
Pierre N. Berringer discussing the situation in Amei
ican Industries for July says "No one in the whole coun
try is so vitally interested as the manufacturer, as any
raise in rates (which it is claimed must follow the grant
ing of the brotherhoods demands) operates as an addi
tional cost of manufacture." He is about as far from
the real inwardness of the matter as are the trainmen
when they say "it is a matter in which the railroads and
themselves alone are interested." It is the American peo
ple and all of them, who are interested; for they are en
titled to service. As for the manufacture having the cost
of manufacture increased that is tommy rot, for he al
ways passes the added cost on to the consumer, the Amer
ican public. They are the ones interested most vitally
affected, and they will not sit idly by and see their busi
ness ruined. It will mean government control, for the
simple reason that the public cannot get along without
transportation service and if it cannot be obtained
through private companies, the government, which is all
the people, will take the matter in hand and settle it in
such a way that there will never be a recurrence of the
strike. We do not undertake to pass upon the merits of
the quarrel between the men and the roads, but are stat
ing only what the inevitable results will be regardless of
who is to blame.
Self preservation is the second law of nature and it is
a law that will be enforced.
HIS SPEECH DISAPPOINTING
Mr. Hughes' initial speech at Detroit yesterday was a
disappointment. He has the reputation of being a splen
did speaker and a brilliant campaigner, and keen interest
has been taken in his opening speech. His speech of ac
ceptance was a dreary mass of platitudes where it was
not an attack on the administration, but it was expected
that when he got on the stump and was talking to the
voters that he might develop some of the brilliancy
claimed for him. He may do so yet, but he will have to
improve very largely on his opening talk in Detroit if he
It was spread eagleism rampant, interspersed with the
usual stump orator's claptrap, with not an original idea
in it. As an illustration he said among other things: "We
are not laborers or capitalists, we are all Americans."
That kind of political pabulum has been peddled for a
century and is obsolete among real orators. Besides it is
not true. We are laborers or capitalists or perhaps
politicians who belong to neither class but we are all one
or the other and no one knows better the distinction than
Mr. Hughes. The trouble with him is that he is an aris
tocrat born and bred just as Roosevelt is. The latter how
ever knew better how to approach the common people,
and was really an artist in that line, appearing to be in
hearty accord with everyday people when at heart he had
the most supreme contempt for the "rabble." Mr. Hughes
has not yet learned this trick and probably never will for
his associations and calling have made him a thing apart
from them, and he is too old to learn now.
STRIKES EVIDENCE OF GOOD TIMES
The best evidence that times are extraordinarily good
in the East is the number of strikes now ripe, or about
ready for picking. Strikes only come during good times
and are caused by the fact that labor is always the last to
feel the effects of prosperity. When business is dull and
times hard wages are cut down and expenses naturally
reduced to a minimum by the careful business man or
company. Labor accepts this condition and bears with
it as patiently as possible, realizing that his employer like
himself is having a rather hard time of it. With the com
ing of a dull era, wages fall quickly. With the coming of
better conditions they do not advance with anything like
the same celerity. In the present threatened railroa'd
strike the roads are the most prosperous and have larger
earnings than ever before. In spite of this, wages get no
share in the increased receipts. That. was the cause of
present railroad conditions. It may be the men are ask
ing too much. As to that we are not well enough in
formed to venture an opinion, but the principle stated is
behind it. It may be that sometime a system of co-operation
will be put in force and the relations between em
ployer and employe be placed on a basis which will per
mit a sliding scale of wages lighter when business is slack
but raised automatically as it improves. Something of
this kind will have to be done if the country is to avoid
strikes and working troubles whenever business is un
The hot wave in the East still holds the boards al
though temporary relief has been had on two or three
occasions, consisting of brief thunder storms followed by,
if anything, worse conditions each time than before. Yes
terday the weather man gave it up and said there was no
more end of it in sight than there is to the European war.
It is estimated that half a million persons at Chicago
sought the lakes and a swim as relief from the intolerable
heat. It was not confined to the East either; for in the
Imperial yalley fifteen deaths were reported yesterday,
and the temperature was 112 in the shade at several
southern California points. Here a fire and wraps have
been aids to comfort nearly every evening of the alleged
summer. Evidently old man Oregon has the opposite
pole and is enjoying himself accordingly. As a summer
resort Oregon takes the bun, cake and all the balance of
the dessert. "It can't be beat."
If those dispatches from the east concerning a sub
marine being seen off the coast of Maine . yesterday are
correct, it is probable some news of the Bremen will be
among today's dispatches, or at least among those tomor
row. Government officials say there are no American
submarines in that section and that being the case it is
likely to be the Bremen. It might of course, be the
Deutschland, but this hardly seems probable.
Two former democrats of Polk county, it is alleged,
will vote this year for Hughes. That ought to settle it
and cause Mr. Hughes to abandon his itinerary, likewise
his speaking. He will probably refuse to do either.
A United Press correspondent says Hughes is not cold,
and to prove it points out that he perspires freely. This
proves nothing for an ice pitcher does the same thing.
Bandits holding up auto parties should read the
papers, and they would learn John D. beat them to the
autoists' wad with a gasoline bill.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
THE LIFE WE LIVE
This life, my friends, is just the thing;' one day we
weep, the next we sing; today we whoop, tomorrow wail,
which keeps us all from going stale. And as our days and
years advance, we never know just what
will chance. Tomorrow's mysteries are hid,
and she is sitting on the lid, and what she
has in her old chest can never be by mortal
guessed. And that is why this life's sublime,
and why we have so great a time. If we
could in the future tread, if we could see a
year ahead, and know just what the gods
will send, the spice of life would have an
end. The unexpected is the stuff that
makes this planet good enough. At morn
you rise, depressed, and say, "I fear 'twill
j be a lonesome day, with none to brush away my tears, or
i tie some tassels on my ears." And while you raise a
mournful din, your aunt and seven kids blow in, with
S baggage packed in trunk and crate, to stay six months, or
maybe eight lis then that you, with buoyant mirth,
rear up and bless your native earth.
,Dr. Findley Writes
of Trip Back East
Dr. M. ('. Fjndley, who at present is
in Philadelphia taking a post gradu
ate course, writes a friend in the city
that the muscle lie made playing hand
ball in tiie V. C. A. came in quite
convenient while visiting his old home
He writes that one of the old time
storms that occasionally blow up in
Kansas caught him on night with all
windows up and doors open and that
it was only with the most strenuous
efforts that he succeeded in pulling
clown the windows and closing tlie
doors and that about tlie time expect
ed a small sized cyclone to strike the
house, lie wished t wua safe in the
Among th pleasures of his trip east
was ihat of attending his father's
87th birthday. The doctor reports
Chicago, too hot for anyone wh .1 iias
lived in the Willamette valley ami for
that reason spent but little time in
In order that visitiiii physicians may
witness operations in which they are es
pecially interested, in nil the Phila
delphia hospitals u bulletin, is posted
each morning giving a complete list of
the operations of the day. TWe sys
tem of the Philadelphia hospals Dr.
Findler found excelled any of thuse he
had visited in Europe several
State House News
A certiifente of dissolution was filed
at the corporation commissioner's of
fice this morning by the Hefty Manu
facturing company of Portland.
Two application!- -for grade crossings
in the city of Newberg were acted upon
by the public service commission this
morning. One was granted, the other de
nied. A similar application from the
city, of (Sheridan was denied.
: COURT HOUSE NEWS I
Marriage licenses have been issued by
the county clerk to Everett D. Crubtree,
21, and Theresa Maria Fehleu, both
of SStnyton; Walter F. Stewart, 21, of
Independence, and lluiy Bellisu, 20, of
Salem; Carl 1,. Story, 2, of Corvallis,
and Iva Bilderback, 18. of Salem; Ed
ward It. Mason, 30, of Busby, Montana,
and Katie I.. Brewer, 24, of Chemawa.
H. Scott, of Salem; Ei Sanmnn, of
Marquam, and W. K. McKay, of Don
ald, have taken out angler's licenses.
An order allowing costs and disburse
ments in the case of Elda O. Bartmess
vs. J. P. Wilbur was filed this morning
in department No. 1 of the circuit court.
Lizzie O. DeBord has filed an nction
for divorce from Albert O. DeBord ill
the circnit court, alleging desertion.
Plaintiff asks for the care and custody
of two minor children.
The fiiinl account of Joseph J. Keber.
administrator of the estate of Joseph
Trost, deceased, has been filed in the
On one afternoon. I ventured a trip
dust over the bridge, to view ''River
What I saw there, I shall try to explain,
It may cause surprise, but 'tis true all
All who may rend this, whether bold
one, or shy,
Will recognize fashion, and wink the
You may here see the stout, the plump
and th? slim,
All making endeavor "to get in the
The costu'iies they wear may cause one
Worn regardless of contour, shape or
A modest young lady, as everyone
Is careful her dress reaches the top of
But wlc-n she goes bathing queer fash
Only veering of smile and fig leaves, I
ndmit; ' -
I fail t tee why young ladies should
To discard modest garments and don
Porsonnl charms are a blessing a God
; given boon. .
I'o 'make exhibits of them creates (lis-
i gust very soon.
Some vriin people think, ('tis very well
Tho' ever so humble there's no form
like your owa.
T fan not believe that I m any jade.
Hope all were as pure as a newly born
And may the waters which flow thru'
Cleanse and purify all who venture the
1 H. E. B.
Sr.lem, Ore., Aug. 7, 916.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
The Kind You Have Always Botiglit, and which has been
in use for over SO years, bus borne the signature ol
ana lias Decn maito muter iiis pcr
SYtL sonal supervision since its infancy.
"X -&ccu4f, Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and " Just-ns-good " are bat
Experiments that trlflo with and endanger the health ot
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless snbstitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing? Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other fiarcotie'
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys 'Worms
and allays Fevcrisliness. For more than thirty years it
has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething' Troubles and
Diarrhma. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels,
assimilates tho Food, giving healthy and natural Bleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
NV, NEWVOWK CITV.
THt CfNTitIM CO
Trying to Stop All
Picketing by Strikers
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Attacks on
picketing by strikers are being carried
on from two different angles today, and
the right union men elaim to picket es
tablishments opposing them in their
strike may have to be defended .n
courts. Tomorrqw the law and order
committee of the chamber of commerce
will begiu the circulation of initiative
petitions for submitting an ordinance,
Thursday, the police committee of the
council will report on Supervisor Hay
den's ordinunce prohibiting picketing,
which he introduced yesterday at the
request of the restaurant owners, now
fighting a strike here, in spite of ef
forts of union men on the board to ad
journ before the introduction.
General Army Bill
Passes the Senate
Washington, Aug. S. With most of
its foes absent, the general army bill
appropriating Wfi7.000.000 for national
defense by laud today passed the sen
ate without a record roll call.
The total for preporedness is now
0:i5.7S4,0l0. This includes .207,000,IH0
for the army: :U5,000,000 for tlie
navv; $25,000,000 for fortifications;
$1,225,000 for West Point, and $27,5-"9,-000
for general deficiency.
These figures, however, will be sub
ject to considerable change before the
session ends. Final reports on the naval
bill have not been adopted and other
bills still are t be acted on.
GERMANY PREPARES FOR
ANOTHER YEAR OT WAB
Berlin, Aug. S. Though the fteling
exists in some quarters that peace may
tome before t'hristmas with the defeat
of the Anglo-French offensive, Ger
muny is making every preparation for
another winter cumpaigu.
In large storehouses in Berlin thoug
amis of army overcoats fresh from tmt
manufacturers arc being packed away,
ready for shipment to the front. Sev
eral thousand auto trucks are also be
ing gotten ready for the winter.
HOW TO BE BUM
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
any part of the body.
It costs little, is absolutely
harmless and a week's trial
should convince anyone that it
is unnecessary 'to be burdened
with even a single pound of un
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