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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal9'
CHARLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
Heptemuer 22, ll'lii.
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PREDICTS END OF WAR IN 1917
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wesenrer if the earrier has missed you.
THE ENSLAVING OF OREGON
, The car shortage hearing shows how little the inter
ests of Oregon are considered by the railroad companies,
compared with California, Washington and other coast
states. Our mills and factories are closing down one
after another and our produce is delayed on its vyay to
avi,Pt hPrnnse there are no cars available for use on the
Oregon lines. States to the north and south are plenti
fully supplied. . . L n o
Why this discrimination against Oregon I
' This state at present is in the hands of the friends of
the railroads and big corporations from go yernor down
They are continually ding-donging about 'freak laws
which are hurting the state. They are pleading for safe
id sane legislation-and everything that pleases the
borate interests looks safe and sane to them. The
sway of the corporation in Oregon is absolute at the
present time. Down in California and up in Washington
the are more "freak" laws on-the statute books than
in any other two states in the union. Governor Hiram
Johnson has fought the railroad corporations ever since
he was old enough to fight anything-and that w?S pi-etty
voung because he comes of fighting stock. Govemoi
Earnest ? Lister on the north is a straight-out anti-corpor-
atiCna!ifomia and Washington compel the railroads , to , do
their duty as common carriers, and Oregon hf and
Whimpers and begs from them the facilities with which
Tia ry on its ordinary industry and commerce mean
while apologizing because the voters have enacted certain
Ceak" laws in the interest of the people who pay the
freThat explains why-California and Washington have
. i l n,.nnnn Vina nnn i
Dieniy Oi cars unu wis "" , , ui.
1 rniL Bfnro nnmrnimitv which demands its rights
, " .,r La novation will get it if it has the
rower to enforce that demand. A local illustration may
K wen in Salem's depot situation. The commercia club
Cities nave uwn gi"
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The moral is that the nation or the state must control
, A" : ;,..,f!AMe with an ron hand, or they
tne puonc service "- , Ui tv,p
... r. ii... .,,.n,nro'iHi firm I'll e Willi Ulc
wm turn upon me cuiumuim -
Oregon is being ruled by the railroad
i .: nnm-in( thr state offices
tX$ and influencing legislation
while the great, growing and PW
West-California, Washington, Kansas, Nebiaska Okla
noma and others are passing more and mo re of the
so-called "freak" laws which compel
work for the people and upon their terms. In Oiegor i the
ople are working for the vailroads-whencver those
Corporations feel inclined to "d enigl gMca
across our boruers to aium me nu
tUrThe car shortage hearing in Portland is the pitiful
wail of a corporation-enslaved people.
Circumstantial evidence got emphasis placed upon its
correctness by Special City Engineer George Kdmond
stone of Tortland a few days ago, when to show the city
council how slowly certain work had teen done he pointed
a a. 1 .... 1 4- 1. a r un nn rin nut inisliea 100. ana in
out a nesi uunt uv u mui" v . : ., i ,,i
1 i... u.i v,rnVn,i Auf w 1 tt lft familv and removed
i. i .;nf u,nn- (i Rturbed at her work by the
contractors who were supposed to be building the Union
. ! : J.nn Unon -v-nll hpnt. Ill
Viaduct. AS convincing evnuncc, vu jw
mnoh trouble as though actively
in n iii hut it i mnvp nf the comedv class than
tragedy. The latest worry tor King umsianune
ing to late dispatches yesterday, was the revolt of the
island of Crete which renounced its allegiance to him.
The little country has been playing around the edge of the
maelstrom for some time and sooner or later she is cer
tain to fall in. .
Mr. H. G. Wells, a war correspondent who has been on
all the battle fronts, predicts the war will end in June. He
bases his prediction on what he thinks is indisputable
evidence the Teutons are beaten. He calls attention to
the fact that on all the fronts, the Teuton allies are giving
way, losing many prisoners, and as on the Somme driven
from their stronger positions and fighting desperately
but hopelessly in the weaker ones, but losing steadily.
From these things which he claims are correct, he draws
the conclusion that any way, by June 1917 the Germans
will make formal demand for peace. Others with whom
he is contact at the front, he says, fix the date of the
war's ending at August, 1917. There is but a difference
of a couple of months but those claiming August as the
date also assert the Germans will make an official bid for
peace before the year is out, probably by October, and
that the terms will have been arranged and the end really
reached by August of next year.
It must be remembered though that this estimate is
made by Germany's enemies who have always underesti
mated her strength and her resources. As the Teutons
fall back their lines are shortened and to that extent
strengthened, and it is an open question at least, whether
when they have been forced back to their own territories,
if they are so forced back, the allies will be able to make
any further gains. Mr. Wells also calls attention to the
fact that the German supply of munitions is getting shy
while that of the allies is increasing all the time.
This latter phase of the situation, if true, is the most
dangerous feature of the outlook for Germany.
Ex-President Taft in a copyrighted article published
recently says he intended to recognize Huerta as pres
ident of Mexico and would have done so had it not been
that Huerta became president only about eleven days be
fore his own time expired and he did not want to em
barrass the incoming president. Mr. Wilson. Mr. Taft
did well to copyright that article and so prevent its being
reprinted to any great extent' He would have done bet
ter had he never written it. He says it was never proved
that Huerta killed Madero, and that the action of Pres
iHpnt. Wilson in holding him cuiltv was "immature
diplomacy." No one doubts Huerta being directly re
sponsible for Madero's death, for he was -the one to
profit by it, and he saw that none of those implicated in
thnt. rnldhlonded murder was ever punished. . Mr. Taft
having no case descends to very pitiful pettifogging.
Rather a nitiful storv comes from Los, Angeles of
Harry Knowland, a newspaper reporter who ended his
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lite vveanesaay alter writing ms own siory oj. ms buiwue.
His death unsealed the lins of a friend, who says Know-
land was married to a little crippled wife. She loved and
wanted children of her own but this was 1 denied her.
Behind closed doors. Knowland and the little motherly
wife kept a life sized doll which they pretended was their
baby and planned for its future, living a life of "make be
lieve." The doll was buried in the coffin with its
"mother." and Knowland came west, stopping at Los
Angeles. It was grief over his wife's death that caused
him to commit suicide. Truly there are more things this
side of heaven than "are dreamed of in our philosophy.
San Francisco is worried because Emmy Destin is
held a prisoner in Austria on account of her pro-ally
sentiments. She was to sing in the monster open air
production of "Aida," was in fact the prima donna, and
the production of the opera is held up. The state, depart
ment has been appealed to and has requested Austria to
permit her to come to America to fill her-engagements.
Thus do sensitive ears as well as rotund stomachs feel the
effects of war.
II nf fi Fnrnilmont
v. vi v. jii uuiuvin ' THE TATTLER
Will Be Above 2,000 ; J
I'jiiversity of Oregon, Eugene, Sept.
22. The college of liberal arts of the i
I'niversitv of Oregon aiiiinrentlv will!
reach file if 100 mark this vesir. A
The "trustv" who departed from
the penitentiary yesterday morning put
the cofft-c on before he left. There's
" ,....,.H,;., in !, f.,lln,.-
regintration of 1000 in liberal arts will i 8
give the Rtnte university a total en- j
rolhnent of about 2000, although Ore-1
' I wish that I were half the man
go,, ,s one of the mo thinly populate,! ; f- , , ,g h
of the s ates, l.avn.g only seven P" , Eve,, a quarter woul.l be enough to
sons to the square mile. J ts state mu-1 aMk for ,
versify has thus passed the dividing; .
line between the small nnd the hn-L'e.!
flllirui 1UIIU1 llini II III lull. t jA,.. . .1,- l,.,J
The enrollment up to today in liberal'., f. ,., ,,.-.. i, i ,;bni,.
its wus Ulimil oi.l, rMluirms ueiuilli'U ,w ,..fi ..r A i, iu
uy mirwsi, imppiciwuK uiui uiuer nui..
re still to appear, and n registration
n February of about 100 is assured !
from the experience of previous years. I
n addition to the enrollment in liberal;
its is that in the school of music,1
school of medicine, the summer school,!
HI uik cinvi.i.iiei,ci- siiui ..n.u.. . . - , ,,...;,. ,.,,,. ,,
liient. In the summer school were A ,, , ... . ... ...
the school of medicine are about
SO; in the correspondence study de-r-artmeut
are about oOO.
The total registration of about 2000
does not include the extension classes
that contain several hundred persons.
Fewer students have lett Oregon, tor
niversity training this year than at
nv time hitherto, it is said. On .the
other hand, n number has appeared
this year from other states for training
n the I'niversitv of Oregon.
Thursday Night for
Children s Welfare
Mrs. Lvdia Munce has the distinction of being the
first woman in the state of Washington to be arrested as
a "Lazy Husband." She deserted her husband and chil
dren in Tacoma and went to Seattle, two rather heinous
offenses, but has been taken back and presumably told to
support her family or go to jail.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
I Old Salem is undergoing her regular
; the town
Any man who has served a term as
mayor of Satem and has the approba
tion of even a portion of the popula
tion is considerable of a man.
it is n saying in a certain progres
the more the
the bettor the mayor
kicks. Something in it
Which in tne course of a given term
gathers the more family secrets, the
doctor or the justice of the peace?
So far ns it is possible to observe,
the chest of a Ford owner sticks out
just as far as anybody's.
There is one chap in town who says
it isn't going to be much of n fair.
He thinks his boss isn't going to let
Thursday night, September 2S, will
be Child's Welfare N'iglit.nt the State
Fair, the week of September 25, and
an elaborate program of entertainment ,
and instruction is in course of yircpnra-.
tion to be. carried out in the auditorium !
of the old pavilion upon that evening.,
beginning at 7:110. There will be bniulj
music and each of the five state in-'
titutions, the Blind, Deaf Mute, Boys'
Training and Feeble-Minded institute
located at Salem, will contribute fea-,
tures of entertainment toward making
up n preliminary program. The prin-;
cipnl feature of the evening will be j
an address by Mrs. Ribcrt II. Tate.;
chairman of 'the State Child Welfare
Commission, upon what the nssocitt-
ion and its affiliated organizations ;
nre doing for the care, education andt
irotection of the child. A consoiiuatea i
hild Welfare exhibit will be made ,n j
he old pavilion in which nil of the j
ustitutoons, 12 in. number, ,n tlie
tnte, will maintain exhibits, lnclud-1
ng tne i nun ueirnrc v umunwiun unu
the State Department of Instruction
nnd it will be upon a much larger scnle
than ever before displayed.
Portland, Or., Sept. 21. Lumber-;
men and other nortliwcstern snippers
testified todav in the Oregon public
service commission's investigation in
to the freight car famine.
Charles Meliowan, manager of the
F.wauna Box company of Klamath
Falls, in his evidence asserted the
California Pine Box and Shook com
pany was able to get cars and deliver
ies when ho could not do so nnd that
another plant in Klamath Falls with a
production half as large 8S bis, i3
given fully as many cars.
illiain Sproule, president OI tne
Southern Pacific, was an important
witness on the opening hearing, tie
promised relief by saving the South
ern Pacific traffic department is ar
ranging for interchange of traffic with
the Northern I'aciic and the Great
Xorthern. Snroule asserted shippers
could help lessen th car shortage by
not taking so long to load trains.
City Judge F.lgin says that any sin
cere person's religion is entitled to
respect. He is a wise judge.
This is a toligh world in some re
spects. After a man gets old enough
to tell the difference between love and
indigestion it's too late.
Thru the Inland Empire
Grand Canyon of Col
umbia American Wonderlands
Glacier and Yellow
Bound Trips at Low Fares Daily
until Sept. 30 via The North Band
Koad. Stopover where you like.
North Bank Rail and
26 Hours Sail
on the ships of DeLuxe Service,
8. S. Northern Pacific and Great
San Francisco $32.00
From any Oregon Electric Ry. point
Ticket includes meals and berth.
This route saves Time and Money
and is a Delightful Trip.
Sept. 24 to Oct. 8
From Middle West to Willamette
I se.1 prepaid tickets.
J. W. RITCHIE, Agent,
. Salem, Oregon
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For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
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AN EVENING AT THE TREATRE
KNOWING THE WORST
Every morning John, the granger, looked
with sadness on his corn, for it was in dead
ly danger, by the hot winds seared and
torn. Through the weary weeks he'd tilled
it only nightfall made him stop hoping I
by his toil to build it into something like a
crop. It was perishing forwater, and the
heavens leaked no more; every day was
fiercer, hotter, than the day that went be
fore. And it seemed to John the granger,
as he watched his corn crop go, that hence
forth he d be a stranger to all things but
; grief and woe. But when once suspense was ended, and
; he knew the crop was gone, "Next year's crop may well
1 be splendid, and I'll bank on that," said John. "Two bad
i years don't come together that would be too fierce, gad-
zooks!. So next year we'll have such weather as we read
i about in books." Thus the buoyant, hopeful mortal rises
I when the worst is known, to surprise yoti with a chortle
when you're looking for a groan.
I stood in the doorway for a moment j
before I spoke. Clifford was drawing
on his gloves, and I thought what a
handsome man he was, and how I would
have loved him if he had treated me
"Will 1 do?'.' I finally asked.
"T should sav vou would! You real-
Iv look stunning. Mildred. I'm glad
you are learning how to dress, l like
a woman I go out with to be up-to-date."
I was so pleased that I slipped out of
my wrap and danced around before him
so that he might see my gown.
"Is it too low I have never worn
nn ent so low before."
"Xo, it ia just right, and the color
suits vou perfectly. 1' m soe ?oar
hnt. ' '
I put out my slippered foot. Both
stockings and slippers exactly matched
"They are all right. Come on, now,
or we will be late. There's the taxi
Just before we reached tne theatre
"Oh, that would be lovely!" I en
thused. Then I wondered if I had tnk-
eu more pains to be like the older wo
men Clifford knew, had thought more
of style and clothes, if he would have
been any different? Anyway, he nev
er should have a chance to find fault on
that score with me again.
The play was a comedy drama which
did not interest tne very much. Clif
ford was immensely amused and laugh
ed constantly. I was too much occupied
with my own thoughts to be taken with
the humor of the plav.
Why eouldn t Clifford be like this all
the timet I wondered." If he were I
would soon forget all that had passed
nnd love mm. it wouldn't ne hard
Then over me swept the thought of the
gayest restaurants to Bupper. There wsi
dancing, and as I loved to dance, and
Clifford danced well. I was delighted.
"Can we dance!" I asked.
"Not now. Perhaps later. I'll aee.
I don't much care to have my wife
dance in these public places, but w
may take one turn."
Clifford ordered a daintv little sup
per, everything I liked. Then he'ehat
ted and told me stories until I was
really happy. After we had finished ho
ordered coffee, and said:
"Come on, we'll dnuce this two-step
while they are bringing the coffee."
Oh, how I enjoyed that dance! I had
So long been denied any pleasures that
i ieu ime a aeDutante. I hurt fnrmt.
he leaued over and kissed me lightly on. did t You are as demure as -a church
Mildred Please Clifford.
"I'm very proud of you tonight, my
dear. I guess we 'II have to go to some
gav place for a little supper."
agony of body and mind I had endured; ten every disagreeable thing that had
nappenen. vt hen we were again seated .
I heard a man at the Sett table re
mark: "I wonder who Hammond's got witk
himt She's young, but she's a beauty."
Clifford had also heard. As we rose
from the table he said:
"You see, 'my dear, others think yoa
look well tonight, too."
"Oh, I'm so happy, and thank yom
for bringing me," I answered, almost
when he left me ill with my newborn
baby and I knew that I should never
forgive him for. that. But I would never
mention it, and so we could be happy,
"Don't you enjoy the playt" he ask
ed during intermission.
"Oh, yes!" I assured him.
"then why don t you act as if you
all thoughts away and listened to what
was going oa on the stage. After the
play was over we went to one of the
(Tomorrow A Yachting Trip.)