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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
August 14, tfllC.
CHAELES H FISHES,
. . Editor and Manager.
PUBLISHED EVEET EVEXIXG EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEil, OREGON, BY
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, LET US REJOICE RATHER THAN SQUEAL
The Master Bakers have asked congress to place an
embargo on wheat .to keep the price of bread down. This
may seem all right to the bakers; but how would it strike
the wheat growers? Would it be fair to them because
circumstances have arisen that gave wheat an extra
ordinary price, to undertake by law to prevent them get
ting that price? Scarcity of sugar, aided by a combina
tion of the sugar makers often jumps sugar and generally
just when the canning season opens. If an embargo, or
any other law is used to prevent wheat going above its
usual price, would it not also be proper to pass such laws
as would prevent sugar doing the same thing?
Labor at certain seasons and under certain conditions
of scarcity commands a price far above its usual reward.
Should not under this same plan some law be made to
Due to the war all steel products are much higher than
before. How long would the steel trust stand for it to
have an embargo placed on steel in order to protect the
The same statement might be made about almost every
- other product and if it is right to try to keep the price of
wheat down in the interest of the consumer, or the baker,
why not keep the price of everything else down by law?
Since the war broke out two years ago, due to the
activity of the German submarines and the unusual de
mand for ships, charters on this coast went up from three
to five times what they were before the war. The result
was that with wheat at unheard of prices in England and
among the warring nations, the wheat grower here got
little more for his product than he did before the war. If
it is proper to cut down the price of wheat by law, why not
cut down the cost of shipping in the same way? It can
be done by laying an embargo on everything, thus making
the demand for ships, so far as America is concerned, a
The city dweller as a general thing pays as much, if
not more, for water as he does for bread, why not cut the
water bills by law as well as the bread bills? If we are to
make laws to override the old one of supply and demand
which with the aid of the trusts has so far regulated all
prices except gasoline which being Rockefeller's special
property is above all laws let us make it apply to all
Personally the writer would like to see the farmers for
once get the full beneht ot unnatural conditions ana con
sequently a big price for their wheat. The brokers and
speculators can be depended on to prevent the grower
getting so much money that he will become purse proud
and arrogant. He is forced at all times to meet the law
of supply and demand, and when prices are so low that
he cannot pay his taxes no one suggests any laws for the
purpose of evening things up for him. He can make ends
meet as best he can, and if he can't the sheriff can visit
him. No gentlemen, let wheat go where it will, let the
farmer sell at the price the old law of supply and demand
creates. It is his right since he has to obey this law when
prices go below the cost of production. It is only .about
once in a decade the farmer gets hitched to the long.end
of the doubletree, and in the name of decency give him
the easy end of it when it belongs to him. It may make a
couple.or three or four dollars difference in a year to each
of us, but we can cut out a movie or two, smoke a five
center once in awhile instead of a ten, and walk down
town to business, or home from it a few times and even up.
Or better yet such as have autos can deny themselves a
few rides during the year and thus make John D., pay the
farmers the extra price. John is probably better able
to stand it than any one of the wheat growers. Besides
if the farmers get the money they will put it back in
circulation where we will all have a chance at it, but when
John gets his clutches on it like virtue lost or an um
brella under like conditions, it is gone forever.
Hughes has passed up the Willamette valley in order
to take a pleasure ride over the Columbia highway. Well,
who wanted to hear him, anyway!
Death is disposed to be flirty, turning down those that
court her and showering his favors oh those who dread
him. Saturday a man in New York City, tired of life,
slashed his wrists, walked through the halls of the hotel
leaving a trail of blood and jumped into the airshaft
hurtling down four stories, crashing through a skylight
and lighting in the hotel lobby. . Surgeons say no bones
were broken and Saturday night he was still alive and it
was thought had a chance to recover. The same day the
daughter-in-law of Ambassador Page died from infantile
paralysis during her honeymoon, and just when life was
at its best and was most dear.
The eyes of the whole country are centered on New
York. It is not on account of Hughes or Wilson or things
political, but on something far more important, the
threatened strike of practically all the railroadmen in the
country. The mediators are still .hopeful, and before
anything is done the labor leaders will call on the pres
ident and hear his suggestion. That he will present the
case to the men in the strongest light possible is assured,
but whether they can be turned from their purpose re-
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mams 10 De seen. 11 me striKe comes wnat snerman said
about war will not begin to describe it.
Some folks just slmplv can't be
cheerful when the home team fails to
It was a nice day yesterday anyway.
The bathing beach was well patron'
The W. O. W. folks had a glorious
And quite a few autoists drove sev
eral miles further tiian usual so they
wouldn't save anything from the drop
in the price of gasoline.
The ice cream merchants smiled all
Some folks went to church as' usual.
("As usual'' menus that they didn't
According to late dispatches, a number of wealthy
Mexicans are endeavoring to stir up another revolution
in Mexico in order to oust Carranza. Under his rule they
are deprived ot their property, and this they hope to re
cover through revolution. Forty-five were arrested in
Chihauhua baturday accused of being mixed up in the
attempt. If the usual Mexican methods have been fol
lowed in their case, their funerals probably occurred Sun
day. There may be little justice in Mexican laws but they
have the merit of being swift in their punishment, and
pretty certain in their enforcement.
That story of Mr. Postnikofs, of England, side-tracking
Russian orders to American manufacturers, has a
strong odor of fish. England and Russia-are tied closely
together, and if Russia wanted anything England could
furnish her she would order it from her.. She would do
this on account of their relations and also because she
would not have to djg up the coin in payment. There is
probably nothing to the story other than that Mr. Post
nikofs is sore at England and wants to get in the limelight.
An order has been issued to send all remaining militia
to the border as fast as they can be equipped. This is
evidently to give the boys training and form the nucleus
of the new army which is to be formed soon. It will give
the country nearly 200,0P0 pretty well trained soldiers
ready for use should occasion require in the next several
years. The boys will come home pretty thoroughly drilled
and with an experience in actual service that will qualify
them for drilling and training others.
M. W. Shanor surely-played in hard luck. Living in
the east he became a victim of the white plague. In order
to get outdoor exercise and plenty of fresh air he pur
chased a motorcycle and traveled across the continent, to
Portland. He was so benefitted by the trip as to be pro
nounced cured. Then he took passage on the Bear when
she went on the rocks and the exposure there brought
back his old trouble and he died Saturday in the Alameda,
A considerable nimilicr stayed at
home and drowsed through the Sunday
papers or exercised the phonograph.
Here and there a men worked iu iiis
garden and mowed his lawn.
And the thistles and burdocks on a
number of vacant lots anil untenanted
properties continued to go to seed quite
regardless or tnc city ordinance muue
tor their special annihilation.
BUILD NEW RAILROAD
TO NEWPORT, OREGON
Andy Bicovich, who operated a soft drink emporium
at Elba, near Tacoma, had his faith in the church badly
shaken. Andy was a regular attendant and when the
police nabbed him they discovered that he was using the
pulpit as a cache for booze, the police finding quite a
quantity stored away beneath the minister's desk. It was
a cunning tricky but Andy lost out.
Billy Sunday has met an old friend, a resident of
Alaska, who wants him to return there with him. The
dispatch bringing this news does not say what the Alas
kan is sore at his section about.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking: Business
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SAVINGS DEPARTMENT .
The dog of high, patrician mien, of well-greomed coat
and aspect clean, makes quite a hit when down the street
he travels on high-stepping feet. To pat his head we
gladly reach, and we assure him he's a
peach, and gently stroke his lustrous hair,
and wish we had ten bones to spare, so we
could buy a dog like that, and give him
latchkey to our fiat. But when a seedy dog
f . , w vuiuco jicai, a uug mm sures upon nis ear,
ft ' J a dog with eyes that do not match, and fleas
L that make him madly scratch, we kick him
y swiftly with our feet, and hoist him half
fly r ( way down the street. Men leave the office,
XlCSf. store and shack, to kick him round a block
and back. 'Tis likewise with the human
skate, for whom the rocks or roses wait, who gladness
knows, or sorrow bears, according to the front he wears.
You may have sterling worth to burn, and think men's
plaudits you should earn, but if you wear a seedy shirt,
some flying rocks are bound to hurt.
Portland, Ore., Aug. 14. An entirely
new rnilroad for Portland that will
menu much to this city as well as a
large and rich section of the stato at
present without railroad facilities will
be started between Newport and Tort
land within 3d days, declared Dr. A. J.
Fawcett, of Newport, chairman of the
citizens' committee- of that place.
Dr. Fawcett 's committee has just com
pleted its guarantee to the railway
people of $25,U00, and the assurance was
given that as soon as this was done the
first 10 miles of the road from Newport
north would be started.
The Portland & West Coast Railroad
& Navigation company is the name of
the . new line. It is projected from
Newport along the beach to Otter Rock,
Siletz, Devils I.uke to Palmon River,
thence across the divide to the Grand
Ronde reservation, Willamina, Sheri
dan and McMinnvillo to Portland.
Timber Reserve Large.
The projected line will be 11-.27 miles
in length, according to surveys so far
made. It is declared by Dr. Fawcett
it will make Newport Portland's near
est beach resort, bringing that point
closer than Seaside is at present. The
line, it is said, will also opea up J4.-
000,000,000 feet of standing timber, and
will run brandies to otner const points
and into the surroundiug territory.
"Timber interests have agreed to fur
nish $75,000 'for the railroad and both
this and the sum put up by the New
port citizens will be given to the com
pany to help along the construction of
the first 10 miles," said Dr. Faw-
"Newport people are highly enthus
iastic over the project and we look for
a great development in our part of the
state. Moreover a government survey
of the Yaquina Bay oar is now being
ado and estimates will be asKecl ror
the improvement of the harbor en
trance to depths of 30. 32 and 35 feet.
"A sawmill of 100,000 teet daily
capacity is promised for Yaquina Bay
as soou as the line cun deliver the
logs and another mill is proposed at
Otter Rock. The liue will be operated
by electricity, will be built with SO
pound rails and is to be standard in
every respect. The maximum grade
will be 1.3 per cent.
PRUNE MARKET SLUMPS
ON BIO CROP REPORTS
Oregon has an exceedingly good
prune crop in sight, according to au
thentic reports coming from the var
ious centers, and Polk county will
contribute more liberally than hereto
fore to the total of 35,000,000 pounds
estimuted for the present year. The
mrfst optimistic hold that the crop
will reach fully 40,000,000 pounds, but
that this figure will be reached seems
hardly probable. On the former ba
sis, and at a price of six cents per
pound, the value of the Oregon prune
crop for 1910 would be nbove $2,000,
000. But the probabilities are that
the quotation of price here made will
be exceeded by at least one-half cent.
Not only will the Oregon crop be
good, according to present indications,
but reports coming from California
are that a heavy yield is in prospect
there. A communication received in
Portland this week from a California
authority estimates the California
prune , crop at 140,000,000 pounds.
Prospects for a good prune crop are
reported to be also excellent in
There is practically no business now
from the producer to the jobber at the
present time and consequently nothing
on which a price can be gauged. Job
bers' quotations are eight to nine cents
for Italian prunes. With a light de
mand for prunes at the present time
and every prosjiect for a good crop,
dealers are holding off at the present
time in order to see what the market
The restrictions placed on the im
portation of prunes by England is
thought to have something to do with
the present inactivity of the prune
market. This restriction, however, is
exiected to be raised later, thereby op
ening up the market for the American
product. Dallas Observer.
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C9yr14M. HWYr BtadfMI C. Sc Paul
THIS is the day of the .young man
' Thousands of men, still young, are just
now beginning to reap the rewards of
their patient effort; thousands more are
in the midst ot the struggle which is try
ing their mettle and determining their
right to survive; other thousands are pre
paring themselves with experience and
capital to strike out for themselves.
The voun& man who makes friends with a
.good bank creates a business ally that will help
him at every turn.
It will help him in the days when he is accu
mulating, step by step, his little "capital."
It will help him in the days when he needs
credit to reinforce his capital. It will give him
the commercial counsel so necessary as a coun
terbalance to his enthusiasm.
And it will help him when, his battle won,
he looks forward to still greater achievement.
ffj This young man's bank invites the
business of young men.
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UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve Bank
LITTLE TALKS ON .THRIFT
By S. W. STRAUS
PmiJtnl Amiriiun Stciity ftr Thrift
habit of put
ting a little
for their chil
dren so that
by the time
arc of age
have a nest
egg of their
tliis is com
the part of the fathers, it is much
more commendable when the chil
dren themselves put away tlicir nest
eggs. They are then building their
own cbjyacters ; they arc learning
and practicing self-denial; they are
discovering the value of money, the
importance of most of the things
young people think they want and
laying the foundation for good citi-.
zenslup all in the formative period
of their lives.
A young boy not yet through
school, whose parents are well-to-do,
drew a hundred dollars out of
his pocket the other day which he
intended to invest. He told, with
pride in his voice, that he had earned
it all himself, a few cents at a time.
He had had a paper route for one
thing and delivered the morning and
evening papers to regular customers.
In the summer he cut the grass for
t!:; neighbors and he had a water
route. Twice a week he delivered
to his customers cans of pure water
from a spring free to the public.,
when the regular water supply was,
impure. This summer vacation he
is spending in an office earning
money and teaming the business
which he wilt follow when he is
ready to leave school.
It may be urged that thrift was
born in this boy. No doubt It was.
But thrift is something that can be
cultivated by anyone the ordinary
and the extraordinary. The boy re
ferred to had the right idea the
idea of big business concerns of
saving the pennies. They save pen
nies and therefore dollars prevent
ing waste. 0 I
A few years ago a wreck on one
of the railroads cost the company
$250,000. The president sent around
word that if each employe would
save five cents worth of material a
day, or do five cents worth of extra
work in a day, the $250,000 would be
made good in a year.
The Pennsylvania Railroad re
quires that every nut and bolt be re
paired and used again when possible,i
and the cotton waste used in wiping;
engines is cleansed and used again
for packing journals. j
In the South, a use has been found
for the stumps of yellow pine. The
are valuable in the manufacture ox
resin, and turpentine and are no'
longer burned to ashes or allowed to'
The men who have learned rigid
economy in youth, are a valuable as
set to the large business house, be
canse they are always trying to find
l use for everything.
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