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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
August 25, 1910.
CHARLES H FISHER,
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FORCING GREECE'S HAND
Greece has made a strenuous effort to keep out of the
European war and up to this time has succeeded. The
dispatches yesterday indicated that her efforts in this
line have in the end proved unavailing. Mr. Hughes says
"only an awful blunder can get into war," yet Greece
with her territory invaded by her perennial enemy can
hardly be called a blunderer if war is forced upon her.
From the dispatcnes it appears isuigana na ukuuvio.
possession of several Greek towns and her troops
lashed with those ot Greece, several 01 me lauei
VilioH Under these conditions it does not seem
:ki cV. no lnno-ov Vppn on h of the maelstrom.
uyaaiuic one -1- . ,
It is not known at this time whether Bulgaria has
made the advance into Greece with the consent and
backing of the Central empires, or is acting independently
in this respect. At any rate the smoldering race hatred
which has marked the relations . between Greece and
Bulgaria are being roused to fever heat, and it is doubt
ful if the pro-German King Constantine will be able much
longer to hold his people in check. '
Greece stands in the same relation to the allies that
Belgium did to Germany, and with that example before
her she did well to hesitate about defying the superior
forces that threatened her. She has not been strictly
neutral, but she has been as neutral as circumstances
would let her. At this distance it looks as though Bul
garia had made a serious mistake in deliberately antagon
izing her little neighbor, for with the Russians closing in
on her borders and the allies threatening her from the
other side, she has troubles enough for any nation of her
size. Another danger lies in her other neighbor Rumania,
who is likely to be alarmed by her action and throw her
armies into the balance against the Central allies. She is
naturally pro-Russian anyway, and tejyomrt&
have had a hard job in keeping her neutral. If the Rus
sian drive continues to be successful there is but little
doubt that Rumania will eventually, and likely in the
verv near future cast her lot with the allies. This would
be a hard blow to the Teuton allies as it would open the
way for Russia to march freely against Austria and to do
it with the added force of Rumania's more than half a
million trained soldiers. ,
Indications are that much history will be made in the
next few weeks in the Balkan region.
The commission to investigate and arrange for the set
tlement of all matters between this country and Mexico
has been appointed and its first meeting will be held
September 4 at some of the watering places on the At
lantic coast. The first thing to be considered is the with
drawal of General Pershing's forces from Mexican terri
tory, and this will no doubt be done soon, since General
Funston asserts it can be done without endangering the
border. This means that in all probability the militia
boys will be home before long, and certainly, as Ford said
of the European war, "out of the trenches by Christmas.
All Germany is rejoicing at the same arrival home of
the Deutschland. She is not alone in this either, for here
in America there is also a feeling of gratification at the
success of her trip. This not so much on account of
sympathy with the German cause as the admiration ot
grit and daring, which all can and do admire even though
an enemy benefit by it.
' The Oregonian should take things calmly this hot
weather and not allow itself to descend to the level of a
common scold. When it isn't pointing out to the demo
crats things they should do it is repeating that old formula-
"I told vou so." The editorial staff should visit Coos
Bay, get a whiff of the cool sea breezes, and that lively
section's hospitality. It is no use being in a hurry to get
its scolding done, for the presumption is more than tan
that it will have four years more, at least, to finish the job.
Speaking of Oregon's remarkable climate what's the
matter with that of the human fly ?
The dispatches the other day told of 6,000 barbers go
ing on strike in New York City. That seems like a goodly
number ot pnonograpns to go out ot business at one time,
but it is only a small fraction of the barber fraternity in
that burg. The Barbers' Journal gives the number of
tonsorial artists in that city as something more than
.2,000. Just imagine a city twice the size of Salem with
every man, woman and child in it a barber, and you get
some idea ot the number ot iolks there are m the world s
Leone Cass Baer is always interesting and generally
right. Recently she asked: "Can you imagine any fate
on earth or elsewhere worse than having to be the wife
of a perfect husband?" Yes, Leone, we can. Just imagine
if you can a poor devil of a man with all his faults having
to fill the role of a husband to a perfect wife.
There is no presidential candidate good enough this
year for Victor Murdock, bull mooser, to vote for. If
Roosevelt's discarded party had carried it the idea it at
one time cherished of placing the Kansas statesman at
the head of its ticket, he might have escaped the un
pleasant dilemma of po itician without a party.
The Oregonian reports that Tom Neuhausen's "Non
partican Hughes League" is growing rapidly in Oregon.
That is going some when the g. o. p. campaigners steal
even the non-partisan thunder of the democrats.
The price of wheat seems to be trying to keep up with
the high cost of living for which the farmers of the
country are duly thankful.
Well, anyway, those Salemites who did not go to Coos
Bay were at the train to see the others off and send best
wishes to the bride.
How would you like to be the Iceman !
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Throughout the west the long July, like some cham
pagnes, was extra dry; the skies were blue, day after day,
the sun pursued its redhot way; when breezes swept the
countryside, they felt as though they had
been tried. The goosebone prophets had
their fling, and prophesied like everything.
"I heard a rain crow all day long, and that's
a sign that ne'er goes wrong," one prophet
said, to weeping jays; "we'll have a rain
within two days." "This morn to eastern
sky red," -another bum claircoyant said;
"that is a sign that rain will come, and save
our crops of chewing gum." , "There is a
ring around the moon," remarked another
wise gossoon, "and when the moon is wear
ing rings, there's bound to be a rain, by jings." "The
pigs," observed a graybeard seer, "are showing sign of
mortal fear; they rush, excited, round the pen, and squeal
and gallop back again; and when the pigs thus act insane,
you bet your boots there'll be rain." But all the prophets j
missed their guess, and but augmented our distress, by
promising a sweet surcease the while we sizzled in our
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Klamath Fulls Herald: Kuvious eyes
viewed it and envious hands weighed
it, the lunik of retorted yellow
metal which Dave liood was showing
iiriuiad town Saturday. Fifty-six ounces
at approximately $15 an ounce. Fif
teen times .Mi is oh. let's tall it $X50.
And several pieces of ore almost solid
gold, wliieh brought up the total way
lieyoml that. No wonder the old min
ing men gathered around.
The gold was the result of tho clean
up for 10 days' work by three men
over on the Hungry creek claims which
Dave tiood and Messrs. I.owery and
Watt, of Butte, Mont., recently pur
chased. George Sackett and L. Burg
have been working the mine with Mr.
Hood. The gold did not come from a
pocket, either, but from a nice fat vein
that looks like it would last clear into
the center of the earth. It looks like
a big thing and Dave's friends are con
Such hop contracting as is now being
done is about 10 cents a pound for
new hops. The outlook for a big crop,
not only in Oregon, but in all the hop
growing states, this year is said to
be excellent, and in Oregon the predic
tion i a bigger crop by one-third thnu
last year. Present weather is highly
favorable aud placing the crops iu no
danger from lice or mold. Estimates
i are- that this year Oregon will have
I.'IO.OOO hales of hops, California 10",-
000. Washington 30.000, and New York
i 80,000. The normal amount of hops
: consumed in the Vnited States In a
year is about 180,000. How much of
the remainder can be sent abroad with
! the embargo on is the problem.
Roseburg Review: Working under
the direction of 8. C. Bartrum, local
forestry supervisor, V. F. McLaughlin
and a number of other rangers work
ing under the supervision of the Rose
burg office of the forestry department,
today liberated approximately 300.000
brook trout in the North I'mpqua river
and its tributaries. The trout were
obtained at the North Umpqua hatch
ery, while the cans used in distributing
the fish were borrowed liroui the state.
Gold Beach Reporter: Forest Super
visor Macduff has received a request
to furnish one pound" oi Fort Orford
cedar or l.nwson cypress seed to the
governor of Tokio prefecture, Japan,
for experimental purposes. The practice
of forestry is relatively young iu Japan,
severnl of their foresters- having re
ceived their education in Jtlie I'uited
States, Oue is now taking advanced
work in forestry at Yale university.
Through the courtesy of Mrs. C. H.
Pearse, of Tort Orford," who collects tree
seeds for commercial nurserymen, the
Port Orford s'eed has been promptly for
warded to Japan.
Klamath Herald: To buy horses and
mules from Klamath county stockmen,
C. H. Turner, of Caldwell, Idaho, is at
Klamath Falls. He is connected with
the Caldwell Horse & Mule company of
Caldwell, Idaho, which Yurnished more
thnu 3,000,000 worth of horses to the
allies last year. Mr. Turner will begin
to buy horses at once, and about Sep
tember 1 Captain George Wiuterburn,
of the I'uited States army, will arrive
to inspect the stock accumulated.
Tort I'mpqua Courier: H. B. Ran-
kiu, forest supervisor, and D. O. Weavj
er ot tlie forest service, returned from
the I.oon lake couutry, where they have
been laying out trails through the re
serves. They left the first of the week
for Lake Side, where they will locate
homesites in the reserves for several
parties who desire to build summer res
idences near the lakes.
The Wave of Radicalism.
Editor Capital Journal: I see by!
your paper that a meeting was held at '
the city library, presided over by Rev. !
Dr. Doney of Willamette university, to!
make Oregon absolutely dry. It seems '
to me we have had pretty nearly enough :
of radicalism in Oregon. But like the:
French revolution, the only remedy
known to radicals is more radicalism. !
Hasn't our state gone far enough on i
these lines to satisfy the most puritan- i
ical? Hasn't enough injury been done;
to the city we live in and to the state '
at large J Read this from today's Al-1
bany Herald, one of the most cousis- j
tent prohibition papers in the state, !
over the name of Dr. J. J. Hill: j
"Empty houses, little trade in once!
busy streets, refusal of a large per-;
centage of our citizens to patronize j
me luuurnuqua, ana rorcing it, through '
personal animosities of one class against
the other, to face bankruptcy unless a
truce can be had with the belligerent
factions, are sonic of the trials that are
confronting us today. The sins of the
guilty unfortunately visit the innocent.
The majority of the leaders that
brought about the city's wreckaee. fol
lowed in the wake of their ruin, instead j
of remaining to act as pall bearers or !
the corpses they made, left the "dead!
to bury the dead." Look over the list
of those who were foremost in the f iylit
and you will find few of the despoilers
here today and the few who are here.
are now showing "a tendency toward
more liberality and common sense in the
Dr. Hill is an old-timer and a large
property owner. He is not a transient
agitator with no renl' responsibility to
the community. What he savs of Al
bany is true of nearly every town in j
western Oregon. It should be remem- i
bered that the same radicals who pro
pose now to mnke the state what they
call "absolutely dry" enacted the pres
ent law ia all its terms and are re-1
sponsible for all its demoralizing influ-!
ences upon our communities. I have
asked mnnv business men in our city
whether they are making money. The i
almost universal answer is no, we are
losing money. The showing of the
banks is a pretty good index, and I
would like to see the radicals take the
bank statements for the past three i
years and see how much satisfaction !
they get out of them. I should like to j
have them take any block in the city j
and see what property was renting for
three years ago and compare it with the '
present deadly effect of their work.
Their only answer is, there are not 1
so many people in jail, and the attend- j
ance at the penitentiary has fallen off. ;
There are not as many in the jails and
penitentiary as should be there and
there is not as much business of any i
kind. It cannot be said that this is j
due to the European war or to the ;
democratic administrations in the past j
20 years and our city never went so j
flat. These same radicals are backing
a Sunday Blue Law that aims to stop
all labor on the Sabbath day, or at least I
they complain that 30,000 persons work ;
iu Oregon on Sunday, not counting the
prenchers. These 30000 earn about two
million dollars a year in wages, and that I
is to be stopped. The radical party
win nor stop at tins, out ir they are
given the power will not only stop all
amusements on Sunday, close theatres,
stop dancing and card playing, and even
games of children and young people.
Their present excuse for radicalism
is that the Oregon brewers are to be
allowed to manufacture and sell on the
same terms us brewers iu other states.
Would that be a crime! It would be
justice. But what care they for thntl
Justice does not enter into the scheme
of Puritanism. A Portland woman vis
iting at Salem recently had heart fail
ure, nnd needed a spoonful of whiskey,
her lifelong remedy. No physician couid
prescribe it. No druggist could sell
it. What is the effect of driving peo
ple to use drugs? It is to fill the mad
houses and cemeteries. This is what we
call moral reform. Isn't it time to
call a halt on a craze that leaves its
victims in worse condition than it finds
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A LOOK BACKWARD
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
When Mildred Suttou married she
was a happy, fun-loving child nothing
more, iu spite of her seventeen years.
iShe was the oldest of eight children,
and the old Southern ydantntion raug
with shouts of laughter from morning
Mr. Sutton, while not rich, had given
his daughter all the advantages pos
sible. Mildred was unusually bright I
and clever, a natural artist, a fine musi-
cian, and the best horsewoman in the
country. She was fearless and happy,
good tb look at, slim and tall; with im
mense quantities of auburn hair, and a
face that manv thought beautiful, al
though her features were far from reg
ular. She also had a high-strung, sensitive
nature, that made her father shake his
head as he looked at her and wonder
what unhappiness it would cause her in
Eater Clifford Hammond.
Clifford Hammond, a Northern man.
met Mildred when on a business trip in
the South. Mr. Sutton was one of sev
eral men he met iu a business wiy. and
who. with true Southern hospitaltiy. in
vited the Northern man to his home.
Hammond was immediately impressed
with the bright, attractiv? Mildred, and
paid court to her iu an ardent manner.
As he was of a good familv and pos
sessed of an ample fortune. Mr. Sutton
saw no reason for interfering. He felt
that the difference in their ages Ham
mond was fifteen years older than Mil
dred was iu his favor, as he would the
better care for his favorite daughter.
"You must remember that she is
scarcely more than a child," Mr. Sut
ton said when Clifford spoke to him.
"She has been a little spoiled perhaps,
but is alwavs amenable, especially to
"I think I can promise to take care
of her in every way," Clifford return
ed, a bit arrogantly.
Very soon afterward, Clifford was
obliged to go to Europe in the interests
of his business. He urged an immediate
marriage, and Mr. Sutton gave a Teluct
ant consent, hesitating mainly on ac
count of Mildred's youth; as he thor
oughly trusted Hammond.
so. without waiting for a trousseau, 1
which Clifford declared could- easily!
be procured in Europe, they were mar-!
ried. Mildred was so young, so inexpe-'
rienced in the ways of the world, soi
innocent and childish, that, had her hus
band realized it. he could have mould
ed her as he wished. She was proud
of him. and looked up to him with a
feeling akin to that which she had for
her father; besides loving him deeply.
But he, possessing her, ceased courting
her, and gradually returned to his form
er interests and pastimes.
"Please don't stay long!" or "Hurry
back, won't yout" usually followed her
good-bye kisa. And in other ways she
had said and did childish things that
I 'got on the nerves," as he expressed
it, of the man she had married.
With her sensitive temperament ev
ery indifference was magnified into ne
glect, slights were often fancied where
none were intended, and Mildred often
wept bitter ffcars when she thought he
would uot know it.
"Don't be silly!" or "I wouldn't act
foolish!" often stopped her little evi
dences of affection. It bored him to
be kissed and told how he wag loved
at every and any time she chose. To be
just to him, she often embarrassed him,
and Clifford Hammond was not the type
of man to endure that.
Mildred missed the old free life of
the plantation, the love so freely shown,
and the delight in her affection. For
a time Clifford seemed to try to make
her happy, but his business" absorbed
him, and even hefnm ttiuv nmoii
from Eurone. he wnnl.l fn. u,
hours at a time, and she, who had had
nothing but love and kindness all her
life, would go awav br herself and
"I try not to cry really I do, Clif
ford! but when yon are cross, the tears
come in spite of me."
"Well, see that they don't eome
again, or" he turned on his heel and
left her. ,
(Tomorrow Mildred waits through an