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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
CHARLES H FI3HEB,
Editor and Manager.
September 14, ISHii.
PUBLISHED EYEBT EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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"BOBBY MAKE BELIEVE"
The parole board- has recommended Mrs. Carrie
Kirsch for parole. She was serving an indeterminate
sentence of from five to fifteen years, on a conviction for
manslaughter in connection with the killing of William
Johnson by J. P. Webb with whom she had been travelling,
the murder being committed in the Grand Central hotel
in Portland in 1910. It was an especially brutal murder,
and Webb was sentenced to be hanged, but his sentence
was commuted, by Governor West, to life imprisonment.
At the trial Webb swore Mrs. Kirsch had nothing what
ever to do with the murder, a story he has stuck to ever
since, and which he again affirmed under oath before the
parole board. Mrs. Kirsch has served five years and five
months of her sentence. There is grave doubt of her
guilt, and the board could not well refuse to recommend
her parole. If guilty she has been severely punished, if
innocent she has been the victim of her surroundings at
the time of the murder, and the faultiness of human
The Oregonian commenting on an editorial paragraph
in the Capital Journal concerning the blood-thirst of the
Oregonian editor, says: "The silly season has a bab
bling victim at Salem." Then it goes on to discuss pre
paredness and tells how cowardly it is to let some town
bully whip all the children and kick the family dog with
out resenting it. Now the question of preparedness was
not mentioned nor was anything suggesting it. Attention
was called to the Oregonians scoldings and its pointing
out not what should be done in the future but the many
opportunities this country has had to get into a scrap,
which it has avoided. It intimates that all those who do
not believe as it does are cowardly and effeminate and
between the lines can readily be seen the Bobby Make
Believe" ferocity of the Oregonian editor, who furthei
savs that "a pusillanimous nation is no more to be
respected than a pusillanimous citizen." In this it is cor
rect but the trouble is that the Oregonian sets itself up
as the sole judge as to what constitutes pusillanimity.
There were brave men before Agamemnon, perhaps may
be some left after the Oregonian editor has been gathered
from his labors. There are perhaps some now who though
not rabidly blood-thirsty like "Bobby" aforesaid would
scrap for their own or any children just as quickly and
as hard as the Oregonian editor, and who because they
do not agree with the Oregonian are classed as pusillan
imous. Someday "Bobby Make Believe" will run against
the "Butcher's Boy."
An Eastern exchange sums it up pretty well in the
following: ''Somebody suggests 'Amerieasan as a word
to characterize anybody who lives anywhere on the
American continents, and gives as a reason that Euro
peans always speak of the people of the United States as
Americans. Well, then, what is the use of another word
A resident of Canada is a Canadian, of Mexico a Mexican,
of Chile a Chilean, of Cuba a Cuban, of Bolivia a Bolivian,
and so on clear through the list. That is better than say
ing a Mexican is an 'Americasan' because then one would
have to ask, 'From what country'?" By all of which one
is reminded of the manner of the Virginian who, in i tell
ing of a little gathering, said there were present two high
toned gentlemen from Virginia, a gentleman from Ken
tucky, a 'feller' from Ohio and a 'son-of-a-gun from Bos
ton. With him there was no such thing as a word of all
inclusive meaning as to place of residence."
L H McMahan has been induced to become an inde
pendent candidate for county attorney, and as Mac has
never been tied down to narrow partisan lines he can do
this with good grace. Ever since the result of the primary
last June hundreds of voters in Marion county have been
urging him to enter the race, and the pressure finally re
sulted in the anonuncement of his candidacy this week.
There is a feeling that Mr. McMahan would make an ideal
county attorney because of his ability, his absolute inde
pendence of action and integrity in the service of the
public in any capacity. It will be a three-cornered race
but the Capital Journal expects to see Mac in the lead
from the start and the winner when the votes are counted
in November. No better choice could be made by the
people of Marion county for this particular office which
is one of the most important positions to be filled at the
S. Benson, of Portland, was named by the governor as
Oregon's foivmost citizen and so honored at the San
Francisco exposition. And it appears that it has just
occurred, to the first citizen of the state to take out his
naturalization papers in order to become a voter. Now
if Uenson were oniv an orumai j appumuc uiu-.uv. ,
under the present administration and unnaturalized,;
we would pass it up as a common and expected incident, ;
in Ua tva fiver riti7Pn nf thp st.itp and not a local!
voter well, it looks as if somebody acted altogether too
hastily in making the selection when there are so many
good citizens in the state who are qualified to vote for
Lorimer got left in his race for the nomination for
congress in Illinois by about 1,000 votes. He took defeat
gracefully, said he would like to have won but it was the
fortune of war. Considering the unenviable notoriety
he has gained, he should feel proud of getting so near a
portion of the gate receipts. He stated recently he was
going to devote the remainder of his life . to earning
money to pay off all those who lost through his bank
failure, and maybe his big vote can be explained by the
long list of those he owes.
Senator Billy Mason did the comeback act in the
Illinois primaries and is now the regular republican can
didate for congressman at large, running neck and neck
with the high and mighty Medill McCormick, erstwhile
bull mooser. The notorious Lorimer only lacked a thous
and votes of enough to win in his district. Direct primary
results are sometimes the most wonderful and mysterious
of all human works.
"'Tis sweet to hear the watch dog's honest bark
Bay deep mouthed welcome as we draw near home."
In proof of this note the glad hand extended by the
Oregonian in joyous welcome to the federal road fund
which it would use for the Columbia, highway or that
scenic road around Mt. Hood. And yet it is the same
kind of material our big contemporary classes generally
as "pork." ,
Redwood City, California, has a city recorder who is
in the habit of sentencing auto speeders to six years. Of
course he couldn't make his sentences stick, but the at
tempt showed his heart was right. Recently he was found
guilty of violating the speed laws and the jury recom
mended he be kept in jail one day. It's a safe bet that
the jury was not composed of auto owners. They would
never have neglected the opportunity.
Those forest fires which "threaten to destroy" the big
trees of California every year always happen about the
right time to call the attention of fall and winter tourists
to these natural wonders. Still, playing with fire is a
dangerous thing and some time they may burn up a tree
or two that has been a certain revenue producer in the
James Hamilton Lewis,' sometimes called for short
"Jim Ham," is billed to arrive in Oregon September. 27,
to make some democratic speeches. Jim is a forceful as
well as flowery speaker, and will add to the hilarity of
the campaign. There is much to James besides his widely
Geo. M. Cohan, whose Yankee-doodle plays have prob
ably contributed more than anything else to make the
stars and stripes popular in this country, announce his
support of President Wilson for re-election. As Cohan
has never failed to strike the popular chord heretofore
his action may be regarded as significant.
t THE TATTLER ;
War continues to be a sad thing.
There is a mighty pretty waterfall to
be seen in the neighborhood of 19th
Travelers over the penitentiary road
cannot fail to observe the great change
made in the grounds about the prison,
more especially in the bank of the
creek. Unsightliness has been succeed
ed by something near akin to beauty.
Two more days but what's the use
of counting 'em.
A dog that ran bark and refrains
from doing so except when a good pur
pose is served thereby has the instincts;
of a gentleman. ,
At this writing it doesn't appear,
that there will be more than seventeen,
candidates tor mayor. j
"What makes this such, a hard,
world f" asks nu Idaho paper. Well,;
com-rete pavement is one thing. j
Where do the park nappers go when;
it rains j
That little old sea breeze has spoiled
the sale of many a refrigerator.
Very few bald spots are noted in
the lawns about the city this fall.
A large attendance is looked for at
the trial of Revivalist i'ray tomorrow
Six Persons Killed
In Explosion Today
Newark, N. J., Sept. 14. Six persons
were killed, including Samuel Botkm.
:.i,. ,.f tlio Tnterstiitp. Milk and
Cream company, and three were injured
in the explosion 01 an ammonia iim m
the milk company's plnut this after-;
The tank had just been installed and
was being tested when it let go. Henry;
Lutz. eneineer of the plant, was among
I.ouis Menkeortz, son-in-law ot Bot
kin. is also among the dead.
Tl,., wn linintr erected bv the:
Frick Machine company of Waynesboro, '
1'n- , . , '
I Well!.; secretary to Botkin and I
two salesmen, J. F. Bailou and Charles
A. Caine, were the otliers Kiiieu y me,
fumes from the tank. j
HOW TO REDUCE I
A SIMPLE. SAFE, RELIABLE WAY
People who are over-burdened witV
superfluous fat, know only too well the ;
discomfort and ridicult that over-stout
people have to bear. J
It you are carrying wound five or;
ten pounds of unhealthy fat you are;
unnecessarily weakening your vital or
gans and are carrying a burden which;
destroys the beauty 01 your figure. I
There is no need of anyone suffering)
from superfluous fat. If you want to
reduce vour weight in a simple, siej
and reliable way, without starvation!
diet or tiresome exercise, here is a test j
worth trying. Spend as much time as
you can in the open air, breathe deep
ly and get from any good druggist a
box of oil of korein capsules; take one
after eieh meal and one before retiring
Weigh yourself once a week so as to
know just how fast you are losing
weight and don't leave off the treat
ment or even skip a single does until
you are down to normal.
Oil or korein is absolutely harmless,
is pleasant to taue, and helps digestion.
Even i few days treatment has been
reported to show a noticeable reduction
in weight, footsteps become lighter,
your work seem easier and a lighter nnd
more buoyant feeling takes possession
of vour whole being.
Every person who suffers from super
fluous 'fat should give this treatment
Sept. 25-30 inc.
Are Yqu Going?
All trains stop
at Fair Grounds.
Round Trip Fares
will be on sale
from all stations
Sept. 21st-30th inc.
The return limit is
Ask local agent for fares, train service, etc.
JOHN M. SCOTT
General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon
There Is No Better
. HOrvSE AND AUTO
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
A year ago I drove a steed, and said, "A
horse is better far (although deficient in
his speed) than any chugging motor car.
A horse is mankind's faithful friend, a
thing of spirit, heart and sense, and serves
you well till in the end, he kicks you through
a barbed wire fence." My wife grew weary
of our plug, that often needed whip and
goad; "I want a car that goes chug-chug,"
she said, "and burns the dusty road." The
man who wants a peaceful life, with min
imum rvf inlt- rind inr will fllwavs strive to
please his wife and so I bought a motor car. The motor
car I now indorse, and often wonder how a man can have
the nerve to drive a horse, the most distinctive also ran.
I meet old Dobbin on the road, and weep with pity for his
woes; how earnestly he hates his load, and, jiminy, how
slow he goes' A million flies are on his legs, his busy tail
brings no relief; in every movement Dobbin begs for
chloroform, to end his grief. The flies can't bite my
motor car, and so I blithely scorch along; no spavins can
my pleasure mar, I fill the throbbing air with song.
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t. junk, metalrubber, hides and furs. I pay per pound for old raga.
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Jy jiie Phelps?
MILDRED IS ADMIRED AND CRITICIZED
!So even those people that I had never
met before thought it strange thut my
hushnud would allow me to go out
alone! Ixit they also thought me pret
ty. 1 would learn how to dress nnd be
as they hnd aid "stunning!" Then
perhaps, when llittord tound tliat otn
era euusideied me worth while he would
After a moment, in which Mr. Brooke
claimed my attention, I again overheard
their conversation. I was still the sub-
"oll (Airs. rrauKiyni says ue is
ages older than she, and that he only
cares for clubs and things like that."
"I have heard that he also is fond
0f i I missed the name "but
oh, well, there are. other 'men in the
world, and she is much too pretty to
lack admirers. !Sh , she's looking
this way. I hope she hasn't, heard!"
I was clad I had heard. My face
burned, I was indignant, yet I couldn't
help being also a little pleased. So they
thought me pretty, even if I didn't
know how to wear my clothes. Then
and there I made a meutal note that
to wear mv clothes well should be an
"A penny for your thoughts!" Mr.
Brooke exclaimed. "You haven't spok
en for as much as five uiuutes! "
Til, fliat- n run 't a nrtli Ai-ott n nanni-
T lin. liaan mtt a.A titH.t imH t nnill
North, and this is all so gay and at-1
tractive, that I quite forgot myself forj
a moment. " !
"We must see that you go out often-1
er! I may call and meet your husband, I
mnvu't If" I
"Certainly!" I replied, but not sure.
that I cared to have him meet llittord,
or that Clifford would be pleased.
"Thank you," he returned, and then
the conversation became general.
After dinner we danced, and not only
Mr. Brooke, but the others, compli
mented me on my dancing. I may have
been uuusuullv foolish, but any word of
praise was a delight to me. It was mid
night when we broke up.
Mr. Brooke took me home in his
roadster. It was a lovely night, and
when he asked me if 1 would like a
countu t say no. vie nail a aengntrui
ride in the mooulight not for 15 min
utes, but for nearlv -an hour. Then
when he left me, after opening the door,
"I shall call and pay my respects in
a any or iwo.-
I hurried up stairs, anxious to tell j
Clifford all about the uice people I had j
met, my good time, and my lovely ride
home. But he hadn't vet come in, and
by the time I was undressed I began to!
wouder if I had better say anything1
about my wonderful ride in the moon
light with Leonard Brooke. And whea
he did come in at 2 o'clock, I haif de
cided to say as little as possible unles.
he questioned ine.
Clifford Is Not Interested.
"I hnd a nice time, Clifford," I toU
him after waiting in vain forjiim to
uii.'iiuiig save, --neiio: way area
"You did! Well, I told you you would.
You see how silly it would have beesi
not to go.'
"Yes, I'm glnd I went. A Mr. Brook
brought me home."
" Who's hef " he asked, but there itu
no interest in his voice.
"A friend of the Franklins'. H
asked if he might call. He' wants to
"Some vounff cub T
"He's about 2.'i T oo,ia t
ed, all desire gone to talk ionger. And
x mis gmu x nan said notniug about
my moonlight ride along the lake. Clif
ford's tone was not encouraging.
"I wish VOll nA crnna irith tna T
sure you would have enjoyed yourself,"
I added, however.
"1 was very well satisfied where I
was. Goodnight. Dnn't Mlb inr n,n.
I'm sleepy! " '
(Tomorrow A Glimpse, of the Green