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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
CHARLES H FISHES,
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September 4, lit 10.
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THE DEFINITE MR. HUGHES
Mr. Hughes is worried over the expression used in the
Federal trade commission bill, concerning "unfair com
petition." He thinks "it is not definite enough" and says
so in simple language. His elucidating statement is that
"I cannot accept the crude statement of suggestion that
the anti-trust law has been clarified by definition." If it
puzzles Mr. Hughes the rest of the world may as well give
nnWcrnnrl it As n mpmher of the United
States supreme court he assisted in deciding that the
United States gave the Oregon-California railroad com
pany certain lands in Oregon with the understanding that
these lands must be sold to actual settlers in quantities ot
not more than 160 acres and at not to exceed $2.50 per
acre. He decided that this gift had a condition qualify
ing it, but that in spite of this the lands were given to
the company in fee simple. He decided that the company
must sell the lands to settlers as provided in the granting
act, but at the same time said that as no time was fixed
in the granting act in which-the sales were to be made,
that the company need not sell them or any of them unti
it cot ready so to do. In other words that it need not sell
them at all. His decision in brief, was that the railroad
company must sell the lands as provided in the act but that
it need not sell them at all.
After a few judicial gymnastics like that anything that
is not plain to Mr. Hughes is beyond deciphering The
trouble is that he cannot tell in every day English just
what he means about anything. "I cannot accept the
crude statement of suggestion that the anti-trust law has
been clarified by definiion;" is about as close as he can
come to it and that needs someone not befogged with
judicial wisdom to define. . ,
He says: "Why there is not a businessman in the
country who knows what the act means or what he should
do or not do under it." Is there a lawyer judge legis ator
or anyone else in the country who can tell what should be
, ... i. rVinr rWision of Ml. Justice
aone or nut nunc u" : . j
Hughes in the land grant case? Mr. Hughes is profound
and knows much, especially about that case, will he not
kindly throw some light on what it means?
President Ripley, of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
railroad, says he "is sorry the strike was called ott. It
may be possible there are one or two other railroad mag
nates who feel the same way about it but the balance of
the hundred million citizens of the United States breathe
easier since this calamity has been averted. Mr. bhipley
says the law will be tested in the courts, but that there is
no hurry about it as the law does not go into effect until
1917. It looks to an outsider as though the giving the law
a trial and seeing how it worked would be the proper
thing. If unsatisfactory it is time enough to attempt to
change it then. It may be possible the railroads managers
are mistaken in their prognostications. This has hap
pened heretofore, when railroads or big business thought
they were going to be ruined and found instead that they
The trial of Bennett Thompson on a murder charge,
that of killing Fred Ristman. a chaffeur of Portland, and
Mrs. Helem Jennings near Tualatin, last May, is set lor
tomorrow at Ilillsboro. The murder attracted wide at
tention, being one of the most brutal and coldblooded
committed in the state in years, and the trial will be fol
lowed with interest in all parts of the state. The evidence
it is understood is all of a circumstantial character, but is
said to be strong. The district attorney thinks his case is
impregnable and the sheriff promises some surprises
when the evidence is being taken. However, but one
thing about the murder, so far as the general public
knows, seems certain and that is that whoever murdered
one also murdered the other.
The Adamson bill fixing the eight hour day passed
the senate by practically a party vote. One republican
LaFollette, voted for it and two democrats against it. it
was not a party question, why the division along party
lines unless for political purposes?
CONCERNING LAKE MALHEUR
T. Gilbert Pearson, secretary of the National Audubon
Society, is in Washington protesting against the draining
of Malheur lake on the ground that it is the largest and
most important bird preserve in the United States. The
lake and its surrounding marshes are now included in a
national bird preserve, and it is to find how far the gen
eral government can go toward preventing the drainage
of the lake that T. Gilbert Pearson is in Washington. It
would seem that every faddist outside the state of Oregon
considers this state a sort of unoccupied territory that
can be set aside for the convenience of any crank or ex
perimenter. The map of Oregon with the forest reserves,
railroad lands, withdrawals for reclamation, bird pre
serves and such, done each in a separate color, looks like
a painter's palette.
The State has nearly 100,000 square miles but practical
ly two-thirds of this is set apart for Gifford Pinchot and
others to experiment with. The area segregated for
forest reserves and other purposes and so prevented from
bearing its just, or any portion of the expense of de
veloping the state or running the state government, is as
great as the combined area of Maine, New Hampshire,
Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut,
and with a little squeezing might also hold Delaware. This
vast area is set apart for the faddists. It is tough on old
man Oregon, but being used to it he may stand for being
denied to drain his lands lest it interfere with someone s
bird hatchery. Of course if the lake is to be drained it
should be let alone until our state biologist takes the
birds' pictures and chases the muskrats and other den
izens of the swamps from their holes to have their mugs
filmed and their homes preserved for the camera.
The news gatherers Sunday went to the trouble and
expense of telegraphing the statement that Jim Ham
Lewis would not be a candidate for re-election to the
United States senate in 1918 but would make the race for
mayor of Chicago instead. If anyone, even James Ham
ilton himself can tell what he is going to do this year, let
alone next, he can pose as a seer and prophet.
King Constantine's record for abdicating is running a
close second to Villa's unequalled death record.
Villa continues to die and come to life again, and
Colonel Roosevelt is getting into his class.
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HUGHES IN COLORADO
I sat with Charley on a peak that over
looked the Thompson gorge; he was so
thrilled he could not speak, and I could only
say, "By George !" The abyss spread for
leagues below, a fissure scooped out by the
gods, and we could see the tourists go, on
errands vain, to spend their wads. The
sinking sun's expiring beams the canon
stained with gold and red, and I was lost in
noble dreams, when Charley raised his
voice and said: "Man's whiskers are a
precious boon, awarded by divine decree,
and he is but a thoughtless loon who'd shave them off
with snickersnee. I hold it sinfully unwise to stain one's
whiskers brown or black, with chemicals or any dyes
compounded by immoral quack. If all the money spent
for shaves were used to swell poor widows' means, those
widows now would cleave the waves in their own private
submarines." The voices of the birds were weird, strange
whispers issued from the trees, and through the states
man's germ-proof beard there blew a chilly mountain
Brotherhoods Call Off
Railroad Strike Order
Washington, Sept. 8. The order for a
national railroad strike at 7 o'clock
Monday morning was canceled last
This action followed a meeting of
the 13 brotherhoods' chiefs at the Na
tional hotel headquarters. Though the
men previously had voted to await
President Wilson's signature, they
changed their minds when the eight
hour bill passed the senate and de-.
rided on immediate action.
Messages were lit once put on the
endless chain to be flashed the country
over to general chairmen and by them
lo the lust humble " brakie" . in the
The railror.c! brotherhoods will help
tho railroads get their increases in rates
if the increases are shown to be justi
fied, the leaders say.
"If investigation shows that the
wage increase eutuils too heavy a bur
den on the roads, we'll take off our
coats and help get them the rate in
creases," said W. G. Lee of the train
Men's union tonight.
President Wilson will sign the eignt
hour bill some time between his nr
r.vil '.n Washington lit 7:10 oiiviryw
aud his departure for Kentuckv rt 10. .'i0
ii the White House nnnoiui -i ; o
nigtt on rjreipt of word from i..o i.r- si-
(i'Wil nl i.Kji.g Branch.
New Books Received
at Public Library
The following new books 'nave been
received at the city public library.
Bassett, J. S., .Short history ot' the
l'n i ted (States.
Bennett, K. A., Hilda Lesswnys.
Bennett, E. A., Those twain.
Doyle, A. ('., Micah Clarke
Doyle, A. C Sir Nigel
Foote, 11. M., Vallev rond
Howell, C. F., Around the clock in ,'
Europe; a travel sequence i"
How-ells, W. D., Familial Spanish! I
Hutchinson, Woods, Handbook ot;
Lane, R. X. A., America and the new;
Langdon, Amelie. "Just for tino"
Lucas, K. V. A wanderer in Venice
Parker, S. ('., Text book in modern
Wright, H. B.. When a niau's a man
OLDFIELD-M' DANIEL WEDDING
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success to the fact that they have put
themselves in a position to obtain the advice,
co-operation and financial help of a good bank
at critical times in their careers.
The wisest plan is to build up your acquaint
ance and credit at this bank before you need
its accommodation. Give its officers an oppor
tunity to become acquainted with you, your
capabilities, your ambitions and your prospects.
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: THE TATTLER :
Well, ns old mnn Timkins used to
say, the strike has been stopped tern
That stringed instrument, the humble
bean, continues to be u factor in local
The weather was such yesterday that
nobody knows who would have won the
Did you ever notice it f The busiest
man in town d.esn't always do the
Going down pavement on the fair
OBJECTS TO TAXES
A Salem, woman has invented a new
drink, the basis of which is rhubarb.
It is already on sale in some of the
local drink shops, and folks who have
tried it sav thev like it.
Company M will be in Oregon ngnin
in a few hours. Hurrav!
That respectable eititen of Salem
who recently purloined some meat from
n local market is now suspected of hav
ing robbed a furniture store.
Only the dippy dipped at the Dip
Pickers are hopping to the job.
IIouscs are filling up.
To Editor of The Capital Journal:
I am taxed all to pieces and am about
ready to go on a strike. I am paying
over fifty dollars a month on property
that is renting for 3i a month and it
used to bring me in $l.")(t a month. Tax
receipts on this property, which I am
ready to show anyone, show this for
the last twelve years:
Average for Inst four years $fi.".40
Average for four years before.... 3H2.20
Average for four yrs. before that 292.02
My property has been assessed about
the same as others around me and has
not changed much in valuation for a
good many years, as it is all down town
and business property. But it seems
to me the board of equalization should
take into account the earning power of
property. I would be glad to give the
rental value instead of the taxes to
the government according to the terms
of the People's Land and Loan bill. If
we keep on making new laws and kill
ing industries aud business we will all
be ready to make a turnover to the
sheriff. W. R. ANDERSON",
19 Court street.
A prettily appointed wedding was
that of Miss Ida McDauielg and Carl
ton C. Oldfield, which took place on
Wednesday, August 23, at the home
of the bride's parents Mr. and Mrs.
Abo A. McDauiel, S47 Laura avenue,
Portland. Before a company of rela
tives and intimate friends, Rev.. A.
L. Crim read the lines of the im
pressive ring ceremony, under a beau
tiful bridul arch erected in the cor
ner of the large living room. Mrs.
Maude Springer Watkins sang.
"Wishes, " and "Because" and Miss
Florence DeLano played Lohengrin's
Wedding March. Little Dorris Gilli
Inn, niece of the bride, carried the
ring in a dainty basket of white
sweet peas, and preceded the bride,
who was beautiful in her gown of
white satin and chiffon, trimmed with
Mother of Pearl, and carrying an arm
bouquet of Frau Karl Druski roses.
The bride was given in marriage by
her father, and was attended by her
sister, Jliss Adriiinne McDaniel as
bridesmaid. William H. Mi Duniel act
ed as best man.
Out of town guests were: Mrs. D.
C. Bowman, of Pendleton; Mr. and
Mrs. Thos. Bunzer, of Vader, Wash.;
George Oldfield, of Fairfax, Mo., father
of the groom. After their wedding trip,
Mr. and Mrs. Oldfield will be at home
to their friends at their country home
near Aurora. Aurora Observer.
BUYS DAISY FAEM
Thos. S. Toyn arrived here a few
dnys ago from I'tah and has assumed
charge of the farm two and one half
idles south of Donald, which he pur
chased a short time ago from S. Shep
herd. This is a. splendid place, and we
understand that it is Mr. Toyn 's in
teneion to mnke extensive improvement
ou it, increasing its value considerably.
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The Houas of Halt a Millioa Bargalaa.
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He is displaying unusual wisdom by 1 at the same time build up our chief in
launching out into the dairy business1 dustry. Donald Record.
on quite a large scale right on the ,. .... .
start. If we only had a large number tllll,on Cyester in 2o years has tray
of men of this type thexe is simply noc'cd nearly 1,000,000 miles on Dayton,
way of computing the benefits. Im-' Ohio, street railway lines. He is a mo
prove the herds, improve the f,aruis nnd' tormsn.
CLIFFORD SHOWS SIGNS OF LIFE
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Mildred's parents decided that she
must be induced to visit them as soon
as she was able.
"Perhaps it will be good for both of
them," Mrs. Sutton told her husband.
"Clifford might miss her, aad be more
thoughtful when she returned."
"I doubt it: Clifford is not a young
man, my dear. Aud if he neglects her
already, when they have been married
such a little while, and at such a time.
I fear she hasu't much happiness to
look forward to in her life with him.
But perhaps you are right, and a sep
aration will do them both good. We'll
hope so, at least."
Mr. Sutton's Insomnia.
All that night Mr. Sutton tossed rest
lessly, trying to evolve some plan to iu
sure his daughter's happiness. Hm heart
una filled with pity aud love for tier,
r.i.d auger toward Clifford Hamoioud
the man who had sworn to love and
He could think of nothing, however,
but determined to urge Mildred to visit
In the rooming, when he broached the
subject to her, she objected.
"It will be some time before I shall
he able to travel. Father, and I doj'ot
if Clifford can leave his business." She
felt sure that, were she to do as they
wished, it would be impossible to keep
her unhappiness, Clifford's neglect,
Well, wait and see!" Her father
I w ould not urge her, recognizing that
I just now she needed to be humored i;ud
petted more than she needed anytUin.-;
I else, she was hurt nnd wounded by her
husbaud's iudiffereace, and they must
I do all they could to counteract it.
j "We'll" wait a while, then, if she
j doesn't come down, you must come up
(after her," Mrs. Sutton said when her
j husband repeated Mildred's objec
I One morning, after Clifford had been
gone about 10 days, when Mandy
brought her mistress her breakfast,
she Inid a thin envelope beside her
I A letter from Clifford at lastl
"Am having a fine time, aud great
luck with the fish." he commenced;
"they are bitiag well. I hope you are
are all right by this time. Give the
youngster a kiss for me and keep oue
I for yourself." Then follows a few di-
i rections concerning home affairs. It
was an unsatisfactory letter, but it
! brought more happiness to Mildred
j than she had felt since he left her.
She left the letter lying conspicuous
ly on ine uea so ttiat her father and
mother might see it.
Between tho Lines.
"Hello!" her father exclaimed as
soon as he came into the room. "A let
ter from Clifford. What does he have
to say for himself?" he asked gaily.
"Oh, not much!" Mildred answered,
happy that her little ruse had succeed
ed, "He sends kisses to me and the
baby, and says that the fish are biting
"Does he say when he is coming
"No. He doesn't mention it. But
he told me lie'fore he went away that
he would be back in about two or threa
weeks." His omission to mention his
coming had hurt Mildred, but she didn't
intend her father to know it.
"Mother and I must go in a few days.
I hope he'll get back Before we leave.
I'd like to see him; then I dont like
to leave you alone."
"Oh. I am almost well now, and
Miss Elden.will stay until Clifford'
comes," Mildred hastened to reply. It
was no part of her plan to have her
husband and father meet just then. Sha
knew her father's intolerance of any
thing like neglect of duty, to say noth
ing of hit indignation because of hia
love for her. She also knew her hus
band's temper, his dislike to have any
thing he did questioned.
They must not meet. A clash would
be inevitable. ,
(Tomorrow Clifford's Lore Wanes.)