Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, August 10, 1916, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
AugiMt 10, 1SM0. .
- Editor and Manager.
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
President Vice-President 8e- Treas.
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' The Italians have captured Goritz the Austrian strong
hold that guards the way into Austria from the west, and
are now in a position to invade it. With its capture the
Austrians lose not only the fortress, but from 15,000 to
20,000 of her best soldiers, with the usual complement of
heavy guns and munitions.
This victory shows the effect of the concerted attack
of the allies at all points at once. It is evident the Aus
trians have had to draw heavily on their forces along thjs,
the Izonzo front, to try to protect their lines in Galicia,
thus weakening their defense.
Pressed hard by the Russians they were unable to send
aid to their hard-pressed armies along the Italian front,
and so they lost. What they can do toward resisting the
advance of the Russians and Italians on two different
fronts remains to be seen, but the indications are that
they will be unable to resist successfully on both fronts at
the same time. It is also apparent that the Germans are
unable to send them help at this time. The fierce fighting
at Verdun, and the continuous battle along the Western
front requires all her forces apparently to hold against
the assaults of the French and English.
In the beginning of the war the Russians and Italians
were not prepared for a determined resistance and the
result was that the Germans and Austrians were able to
move their troops from one point to another, facing first
one enemy and then another. This enabled Germany to
throw a strong force against her enemies on all fronts.
Under the present combined attack this cannot be done.
She cannot take her troops from any point without weak
ening it to such an extent that it is in danger. Germany
could spare troops to help her ally, when she was attacked
on one front at a time, but with attacks being made at all
fronts simultaneously, she can send no aid to Austria, nor
can the latter draw on one army to help another.
While Germany is putting up a desperate resistance
along the western front, and will in all probability be able
to hold the allies from making any important gains, she
will require all her troops to accomplish this and her
drives into the territory of her enemies have probably
ended. .
It looks now as though both Germany and Austria
would be forced to make only a defensive war, and that
they will eventually be driven back into their own terri
tory seems now the probable thing. When this happens
the allies will find with each mile advanced ever increas
ing obstacles. As the German and Austrian lines are
drawn together their armies will become that much
stronger and the fighting for each foot of ground that
much harder. It does not seem possible the allies can ever
get far inside German territory, and that a situation will
soon arise where the allies will be in similar case to the
Germans at Verdun. When this condition materializes
what will the warring nations do? It will be useless to
continue the war, but can they stop? Each wants conces
sions and neither can compel them. Will they continue to
fight when this condition is before them? The answer
will be known only when the condition arises, for to the
outsider the situation now appears to be that neither can
win a decisive victory, and that the final settlement will
be in the nature of a draw,
Hughes as governor of New York vetoed the law
which would have given women school teachers the same
pay as men. This is his act as compared to his present
promise concerning equal suffrage. If elected will he set
aside the party platform in regard to suffrage? That
says it is a matter for the states to settle. Will he stick
to his promise to his party or to his promise to the
A conservative estimate of the prune crop places it at
35,000,000 pounds, and with an average price ef six cents,
which is considered conservative, the value of the crop
would be $2,100,000. They are reported dropping badly
in some orchards, but as this is the usual thing and there
are plenty left, the estimates are probably under rather
than over what may be expected from the crop. Salem is
the prune center of the valley and a good crop means
much to it. Last year the yield was light and on top of
it the hop crop was also light. The result was that Salem
was about as hard hit as any place in the United States.
The fact that she pulled through an extraordinarily hard
year, while having as near a failure of her principal crops
as was ever known in the, valley, speaks well tor the
stability of her business foundation and business men.
The latter have had a heavy load to carry, and they
came through with it without falling. - .
Wnvd cnrnps frnm MpviVn that, cnnrlir.inns rhpvp nrp
decidedly better and improving steadily. The governor of
r i 1 i t il 1 t
i ucatan says in nis state mere never nas Deen any
trouble and that conditions are the same in many of the
nthpr Mexican states. Tn this pmintrv we have heen look
ing on Mexico as being entirely in the hands ol bandits.
This it seems is not the case, for in many of the states
there are no bandits and no trouble. It is only along the
border that trouble has arisen, and with 80,000 Carranza
soldiers clearing the border states of the Villistas and
other robber gangs, it looks as though the Mexican
trouble was about at an end. It would not be at all sur
prising to learn that the United States troops would soon
be withdrawn and the militia boys sent home.
The trainmen have consented to arbitrate their dif
ferences with the railroads, and the strike which threat
ened the paralyze the industries and business of the coun
try has been averted for a time at least, and perhaps may
be avoided entirely. If both sides really want the matter
settled peaceably it will be done. Mutual concessions and
a putting themselves in the other fellow's place will cause
them to reach a settlement. On top of this each side must
keep in mind the rights of the public on which both de
pend for their employment, and to remember that a strike
will injure all their fellow citizens.
Advancing wheat prices come just in time to make the
convention of bakers in Salt Lake City rejoice with ex
ceeding great joy. They were much worried as to the re
ception their proposal to raise the price of bread would
receive, and were calling attention to everything that af
fected the price of flour. Today it jumps fifty cents a
barrel in Chicago, with promise of going still higher. The
bakers can afford to smile which is more than the con
sumers can do.
Eddie Somebody wants to compete in an auto race
over the Columbia Highway. That scenic road was built
for the pleasure of everybody, not for speed maniacs and
any attempt to use it for a race track should be followed
by the person so doing being sent to the rock pile for six
months at least.
In a special message to the New York legislature in
1909 Candidate Hughes, at that time governor, urged
the defeat of the United States constitutional amendment
authorizing the income tax. This has since been ratified
and is now the law. Was he just "an American" then or
was he just objecting to what John Sherman said was the
most just tax law ever placed on the statute books.
The execution of Mary Cahill and that of Sir Roger
Casement are of the same class, both murders. England
can no longer point the finger of scorn at Germany over
the former.
If that outfit preparing to pull the Bear off the reef
near Eureka succeeds, it can eet a steady job at good
salaries by applying to Francis Joseph.
Candidate Hughes issues so far seem to be simply a
mass of ditteriner generalities, interspersed with glinting
scintillations of frothy "Americanism."
Billy Hearst
feather duster."
be unreliable.
at one time nicknamed Hughes "the
But then Hearst is, was and always will
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 1SGS
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
I see the husky young man pass, and mutter to my
self, "Alas ! How much I envy him ! I'm bent beneath my
weight of years, the finish to my view appears, while he
has strength and vim." But when I've pon
dered things a while, I reconstruct my
faded smile, and wear it on my face; I say,
Youth has more grief than age, more wor.
ry, trouble, futile rage I'd not be in his
Dlace. I sit beneath mv fie and vine, and
sweetserenity is mine, naught can disturb
mv calm; extinguished are the fires that
burned my heart in youth, my eyes are
turned to Gilead, its balm. The smoothest
girl in town may pass, the most resplendent.
gorgeous lass, no rapture win sne rouse;
but that young man I envied late, will spend the night be
fore her gate, and fill the air with vowa Hell lose his
sleep and appetite, and silly verses he'll indite, on wedding
bells intent; he'll fret and fume and rend his soul, and
when she finds he's blown his roll, she'll wed some other
gent. Oh, youth is full of rage and pain, and only age is
safe and sane, consoling and sublime; and so I sit beside
my door, and moralize an hour or more, and have the
blamedest time. '
Who is this fellow Chargit tliat
Salem merchants are complaining
The city council finally came across
with that playground appropriation,
but they had a regular flax harvest of
a time doing it.
It couldn't have been a dog license
tap that wah fount) in a Kflugape at a
local eating joint Sunday. Dog license
tags are not being worn Here tms sea
Same class to that drowning accident
reported from down the river Sunday.
Boy dived into a hole where there was
a jagged rock. Boy didn't know
rock was there. Never touched it.
It is only vulgar people who mention
the peaches at Riverside Dip when
fruit prospects are up for discussion.
It is said there are more automobiles
in the Willamette valley than bath
tubs. Must be a lie.
Beported that the government is iu
need of truck drivers on the Mexican
front. Good job for some of the sports
who are driving around town break
ing the speed limits.
"I am on to you, and your name is
mud." T-hat is what the rai suid to
the dust.
First thing the weather man knows
some of his clouds will get away
from him. He came mighty near
scaring off a good band concert Tues
day night
Kew York. " Let me Co this time,
judge," pleaded Mary Morrison, "and
I'll meet you in heaven." Magistrate
Haumer said he'd "take a chance" and
let her go.
New York. Theodore Roosevelt said
"damn" only once during the wild
west championships at Bheepshead Bay,
according to the show's press agent.
New York. Hot weather has caused
a shortage of fizz water along Broad
way. Drug store drinks as well as those
including gin, etc., are tnererore scarce.
Chicago. Chicago university co-eds
.'Aia ehnlrpd whpn ft nil ile man strolled
turough the hallway of the classics
building. The "naked ghost" evauea
capture by janitors, by jumping
through a window and escaping.
Chicago. ronce nau to iorce uieir
wnv through a crowd to rescue M. R.
Cobb, haberdasher, when he was mis-
Inli.n fiir fn n lirl n to T-fiirrhpa. "I enn't
an on the street without a crowd fol
lowing me," said Cobb.
Concerning Normal
School at Pendleton
Portland, Ore., Aug. P. Strong en
dorsement for the initiative measure
looking to the establishment of a state
normal school at renciietou nas ocen
publicly given by Prof. Robert C.
French of this city, former president of
the normal school located at Weston.
Prof. French was for a number of years
at the head of the normal school at j
Westoa and wus still serving when that
school was abaudoued. Probably no man
Knows better than lie the urgent need
of a standard normal school in an east-1
em Oregon city with public schools suf
ficiently large to give tne normal stu
dents ample practice training.
"No other section of Oregon is as
depeudent on its public schools for so
cial and cultural influences as eastern
Oregon," he said in discussing the measure.
"Professionally trained teachers are.
therefore, even more necessary to the
welfare of eastern Oregon countries
than to more accessible sections of the
"The previous history of the normal
school in eastern Oregon proves that a
Inrge number of young people, to whom
other educatiounl institutions are not
easily accessible, are ready to avail
themselves of the privileges offered by
a normal school to prepare themselves
for community service in public school
'An immediate establishment of such
a school at some central point such as
Pendleton would prove a great asset to
the state of Oregon."
THE time for a vacation is
now. Vacations to many
mean more work and less
comfort than any other time of
the year. Let this year's vaca
tion be different. Secure a real
rest. Down at Newport you
can rent a comfortable bunga
low near the ocean and within
sound of the roaring breakers.
You will be agreeably sur
prised at the low cost and the
real benefit to be derived from
this kind of a vacation. Write
for booklet "Newport" or ask
your local agent for copy also
information regarding low
round trip fares.
John M. Scott, Gen. Pass. Agt.
Southern Pacific
Portland, Oregon
Gallinger late today called a caucus of
senate republicans for tomorrow at
which they will consider a legislative
program which Democratic Leader Kern
submitted today. It includes the rev
enue, shipping, workniens' compensa
tion and appropriation bills.
Eureka, Cal., Aug. 9. The first ef
fort to pull the steamer Bear off the
reef on which she went two months ago,
with the loss of five lives, will be made
at 6:30 tonight. A tug went to the
scene this afternoon to attach lines to
the vessel and make the first pull. It is
not expected that the Bear will be float
ed tonight, however. The 'final pull,
by several tugs, will be made Sunday.
1 ' i -.
Washington, Aug. P. House-senate
conferees have struck a deadlock and
the (Shields waterpower bHl denounced
by Gifford Pinchot and other conserva
tionists as a "monopoly" and "grub"
measure, never will become a law,
Chairman Adamson of tho house com
merce committee announced today.
Hughes Indorses Abuse
Injunction Says Gompers
Washington, Aug. 9. To show, he
said, the "mental attitude" of Charlea
Evans Hughes for the benefit of
"working people and liberty loving
citizens all over the country," Presi
dent Hamucl Gompers of the America
Federation of Labor, has sent a letter
to 1 nomas H. Nichols, of Alliance, OhiOw
Gompers writes that Hughes endorse
the abuse of the writ of injunction
against wage earners which they have
j vigorously protested and which they
i nave tried to correct ay remedial legis-
lotion in order that they might enjoy
! tho rights and opportunities of free
Washington, Aug. P. Upsetting all
previous historical records Marquis Ok
uma. premier of Jnpan, declares it was
Russia, and not the United States which
opened Japan to the world, in an article
under his signature puoiisoea oy tne
Kokumin Shimbun of Tokio. a copy of
which was arousing great interest here
today. Commodore Perry, the article
says, was 50 years late.
Washington, Aug. 9. With a view to
adiournine br (September 1. Senator
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