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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal9'
FR1 PAY KVKNIXU,
CHARLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
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OMAHA OPENED THE CAMPAIGN
The presidential campaign of 191G has begun. The
first gun was fired at Omaha yesterday when President
Wilson VISlted the CUV bV invitation, to aSSlSt in Celebrat-I mntiPV rn pnntvnl pWrinns nnri rmt if nn ovinrl jnr1 nlor.Hr
ing the fiftieth anniversary of Nebraska's admission into I and naturally the feeling of friendship of the old repub-
It is rather unfortunate for the railroads that thev
have to make a showing of their earnings so soon after
their loud and vehment declarations that the eight hour
law would ruin them unless they were allowed to pass the
increased cost of operation along to the consumer by be
ing allowed to increase rates. The reports show that the
roads were never more prosperous, and could if necessary
pay ten times the extra expense they say the eight hour
day will cost them and then have left a greater sum than
a public service corporation should be allowed to make.
The Louisville & Nashville railroad has just filed its re
port showing its earnings to be 19.:8 per cent on its
?i 1 i rtPflT AAA AArt Tl .
capitalization 01 ;mz,uuu,uuu. its net earnings were
$1:5,95:5,849, an increase of $9,09:5,707 over the previous
year. It emphasises the fact that capital will give ttf
labor just what labor compels it' to give and no more.
That is why all the railroads kicked and why Mr. Hughes
and many who are campaigning for him insist the eight
hour law is wrong. They look at the country's affairs
from the corporations standpoint rather than from that
of the masses. In times past the corporations put ut the
the sisterhood of states. The occasion called out a big
crowd but it was doubled by the fact that Wilson was
there; and the people of the state took advantage of it to
express their admiration for their president.
Mr. Hughes has made many speeches and Roosevelt
has made a few. The president has talked at Shadow
Lawn and elsewhere, but rume of these occasions have
had the old time enthusiasm of a hot political campaign
until Omaha showed the way.
The trip was one that must have made the president's
heart warm, for it was an ovation clear along the line, the
trreat gathering at Omaha being a fitting climax. It was
by far the greatest demonstration he has received since
taking office. The wires late yesterday telling of it said:
"Three miles of solidly packed humanity jammed the
thoroughfares of the city, cheered, shouted and applauded
as the executive party passed. Windows, roofs and the
cornices of buildings were packed to the danger point
with men, women and children. Officials declared oOO.OOO
saw him. All street car traffic was tied for an hour, in
every direction, and all efforts to clear the streets of
people, automobiles and carriages proved, fruitless."
This sounds like old times when people were closely
divided along party lines and each side vied with the other
in making the biggest and noisiest demonstration. Those
days are gone forever, for the reason that "the citizens
generally are losing sight of parties and voting for men,
or indorsing policies that suit them regardless of party.
That is as it should be, for the idea of a free American
citizen "belonging" to any party is contrary to the spirit
of our institutions. Parties are necessary, for people will
differ about all things, and a party is only a convenience
through which the citizen can indorse those principles
that suit him. That is what the people are finding out
and what they are using parties for.
Lloyds will lay wagers on almost anything. They will
wager for instance that it will not rain on a certain day,
and they base the odds on data as to weather at the
particular season in the place. They do not call it
gambling, but insist that it is purely a matter of insur
ance just as much as it is to insure a house when they
lenow exactly what proportion of houses burn yearly.
They will insure vessels against capture by belligerents,
wager the war will end within a certain time, in fact take
a chance' on almost anything. Recently however they re
fused to insure saloonnien of California against statewide
prohibition, claiming it depended on an election and that
"there was no basis on which to figure, the possibilities of
an American election." As their agent remarked it
would be gambling pure and simple and Lloyds never
The meeting between the expresidents was a simple
affair. They shook hands, said "How do you do-?" which
neither answered and that was all there was to it. Of
course a Jonathan and David scene was not expected for
it is remembered that both the "exes" are fat. Nature
which put a bay window on Mr. Taft also ornamented Mr.
Roosevelt with a dormer outlook ove;- the front porch,
which made a close embrace an impossibility. Had it not
been for that who knows but they might have wept down
each other's necks in true romantic style. However Mur
ray Crane and William Barnes are not constructed with
so much overhang, so there was some other reason prob
ably that prevented them doing the Niobe act on the
lican leaders goes out still to their old-time benefactors.
The Rumanians according to yesterday's news made
a bad mistake in invading Bulgaria with so small an
army. Surrounded on three sides by the Teuton allies
they were forced to retreat, but found German gunboats
had destroyed part of the pontoon bridges over the
Danube by means of which they had crossed into Bul
garian territory, and so they could not get back. Ac
cording to Greman reports some sixteen battalions of
them were "destroyed," but whether that means they
were killed or simply captured the dispatches leave in
doubt. At the same time comes the news that the Grand
Duke Nicholas has been ordered from the Caucasus to
command the allied armies in the Balkans. This being
the case some redhot fighting can be looked for .on that
front in the near future.
State House News
On October at six I'ortlund special
ists' in eye, ear and nose diseases will -examine
the pupils of the ante schools:
for the (Ji'af and blind. Some time ago
the superintendents rf hvj schools
suggested to the stai bo.ird of control,
that the pupils 1e in-oie-tid In in time i
to time with a view ti r 'sturin-j sight1
nnd hearing where p j-ssili!-.-. This point
with others, will be covered in the re
port of the Portland jpee-uiisti to the'
board of control.
The members of the board i f control
will visit the vari :is ctuie institutions
soon with a view to ui.MT'ng in mak
ing up the budgets. Tins announce
ment was made at n mtinf if the
board yesterday. At this meeting f'ov
ernor Witliycoiubn urged upon Wurdeii
Minto the necessity of starting the
school in the penitentiary, in view of
the fact that there are now 20 idle
prisoners. Also at this meeting Ward
en Minto advised against the expendi
ture of $L'00 for three bloodhounds to
be used in running down escaped
There Is No Better
Tho board of control 1ms raised tho
salary of the poultry superintendent at
the hoipitul for the insane from $li)0u
to ifilL'OO a year.
Under a recent decision of the federal district court
a corporation president or manager can be made to
answer questions as to his company's political activities.
That is, he can be compelled to tell what was done with the
company's money, and if part of it was spent for political
purposes that fact is a matter the stockholders are entitled
to know just as much as they are entitled to know of any
ether expenditures, lhe decision seems right enough, but
what a number of railroad magnates will sleep less sound
ly on account of it. The dry bones of many a shady trans
action are liable to be shaken and the ghosts of murdered
laws and outraged justice may sometime walk rehabil
itated before an amazed public.
We do not believe that this unusually early cold
weather is due to Mr. Fairbanks' presence on the Pacific
The riddle at Riddle is five pairs of twins' attending
the public school. What is the answer?
No wonder the Hughes campaigners are incensed "be
cause the tidal wave of democratic prosperity has en
gutfed the country. Factories are running overtime and
the price of Hughes campaign buttons has risen to such
an extent that the local managers declare they are unable
to buy enough to supply the demand.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
CAPITAL - - - - - $300,000.00
Transact a General Banking Business ,
Safety Deposit Boxes
I listen to the gifted speaker, the patriotic
office seeker, who lifts his voice, that's
strong and hearty, and neatly skins the
other party. He shows how tyrants grind
and goad me, and get my goat and over
load me, and rob me by unjust taxation,
until I'm hot with indignation. And when
I leave that redhot meeting, I say, "Such
facts are surely heating; unless that fellow
is elected, the country's doom may be ex
pected." Next night I hear another spieler
address the voter and the heeler. He is
the gifted speaker's foeman, and with the front of
ancient Roman, that gifted speaker he denounces, and
with the lash of virtue trounces. He shows me how the
gifted speaker is but a chronic office seeker, the agent of
a bunch of tyrants who charge the poor unholy high
rents, who, having got me, won't release me, but certainly
will grind and fleece me. And as I leave the hall I mut
ter, "We'll drift along to ruin utter, unless this fellow is
the winner, unless he beats that baleful sinner!" I hear
the patriots embattled; the more 'I hear, the worst I'm
rattled L , 1
Tncksou Adams, one of the prisoners
at the penitentiary who was recom
mended for a conditional pardon re
cently by the parole board, which par
don was held up by the governor, will
be set ut liberty if bis relatives will
give assurance that they will cure, for
him. Governor Withveouibe has con
veyed this information to Warden
Minto, who will take the matter up
with the man's relatives. Adams, who
is serving a term for kilting a man in
Clatsop county, is in nn advanced
stage of tuberculosis.
lensng. the imperial Russian consul gen-! Marshall is likely to affect the ludjr
eral i ?ome and Seattle, asking ! vote much.
"whether or not the catholic anil prob-i .
ably the Hussian subject Hoffman had! j,, nailiei Webster had the cour
diod in Oregon in 11114 and eft to his ., ..? i,: ....;...:.. i :.
relatives the sum of two million.
Knowledge ot iiottmua exists in
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u. . - . , 1 ... , ,, . ' 1( requires a brave man to stand up
State Superintendent ( luirchill is at in thc hl,llrt of ,he le ccun,
Corvalbs today attending a meeting ot as8t.rt Umt buiwill(,s suouuiu't huve
thc board ot regents ot the stute agn-l M00(ieu roofs
cultural college. E. 1. Iluutington and "
.. v . .wans, or me superintendent s or-i There
nee, no tomorrow lo .Mill i it v anil
John If. Tjewis, state highway en
gineer, has just returned from a trip of
inspection o(er a large part of the pro
posed highway between Florence, on
the coast of Eano county, and Klamath
Palls. The Kloronce-KlmnatH Falls
highway is being urged us one of the
rouds to be constructed partially from
funds to be received from the federal
government under the ternts of the
MoHcr. Wasco county, resp'-etivcly, to
jiulee imliistiliiil club work ut local,
fu'us. The first named gentleman hasj
just returned from llarrisburg, where!
he gave an illustrated lecture Wcdnes-;
dav night. While in that district he'
visited six county schools. He exjK'cts'
to attend the industrial fair at AllwiiVi
October lit. I
is some reason for doubrinr
that it sharpens n man's wits to keep his
nose to tue grinustone.
Butter prices weut up yesterday.
When it isn't one thing it's another.
This is u life of ups and downs most
ly ups so far us foodstuffs are concerned.
A continuance will be asked for by
Attorney lieneral Krowu in the case
of the state of Oregon vs. Pacific Live
stock company, to recover title to 20,
0(10 acres of laud alleged to have been
secured fraudulently. The case is
scheduled for trial in Harney county
this month. The attorney general slates
that his oft ice has been so busy with
the Il.vile-Henson land cases that it has
aot been able to get together the evi
dence in the live stock case.
There is no change in the car short
age situation. The figures in the latest
report are the same as in the report
preceding, I ttt.'J. Ashluwd reports re
ceipt ot (!o empty cars during the last
twentv four hours.
A man ordered a piece of pie In a Sa
lem short order palace vesterdu-
In compiling data for his hioiiniu.il , !s"-v' . aiike u,,0"t flv minute
report Labor Commissioner lloff has""'"' 'where the kuifef"
discovered, among other things, that!, "e 8tr""S fatlire t the prehistorio
there are in Oregon nine simp factories, i drama: Tl,e 1,er0 'oesn't light a cigar
which manufactured during the pastleUe a"d lllmv " smoke through faia
twelve months 9,.'!.S7,t)0(l pounds of 1 "e ?r' Ume ne "lshes to appear iiu
sonp. None have experienced fire lossl I'ressive.
or labor troubles durinr the year. The
highest daily wage paid to mnles in this
line of industry is $1, ami to females
$.'I.:!A. The-lowest wanes paid mules is
$l.(w, anil the lowest paid females $2.
The nine plants have a valuation of-
107.000 and the total amount paid out! - - Constuble, county fruit jo
in wages during the venr was ifi-t.'i.Ntil. "lector, after a tour of inspection of the
! orchards, said this n'frpriwinn thf tha
quality of the prunes this season has
'Quality of Prunes Is
Said To Be Firstclass
Lane countv's brief in the matter
pertaining to the application of the
Willamette Pacific Railway company
for a permit to build over nod across
road No. (i"i in that county was receiv
ed at the office of the public service
commission this morning. It appears
that ill building its Hue of rond the
Willamette Pacific company appropri
ated part of a county roud, and the
county authorities mid the rnilrond
have failed to agree thus fur in the
adjustment of the matter, it has been
referred to the public service commis
sion for settlement.
Thc governor' office is in receipt
of a communication from X. Itogoiav-
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
been first class but that the vield ia
i not up to normal though -somewhat bet-
THF TATTIFR itcr tbaa last car- He ea-vs the vieia
& 11 Li I n 1 1 fa fa II wiU average about 40 per cent of a full
icrop. This is particularly for-Mariii
! county, although other comities report
larger yields. Prices for the fruit have
An observant friend says that pieces, been satisfactory for the grower. The
of orange peel on the sidewalk is a sign drying season, too, he says, has been
that school, is in-session at Willamette. ! the most ideal -since he began to nus
I prunes over 2.") years ago.
Friends of William S. Hurt are seeing The apple und pear orchards he savs
more of htm than usual during his pies- i are badly affected w ith scab although
eat engagement- at the Oregon. j the crop is heavy enough. The cold and
I rainy season has made it impossible t
If you haven't registered, get busy. keep scab down in both apple and pear
' ' (orchards. I'nsprayed orchards are af-
It is generally' understood that can-1 fected with Mm Jose scale but spravinj
didutes for vice-president are not hand-, he says will remove trie greater part of
i'ome. Neither Mr. Fairbanks nor Mr. 'that
Always Watch This Ad Changes Often
f Strictly correct weight, square deal and highest prices for all klada 4
I junk, metal, rubber, bides and furs. I pay 2e per pound for old rtfa,
Big stock of all sizes second Isnd Incubators. All kinds eorrmfate T
iron for botk roofs and buildings. Hoofing paper and aeeoad kaad -f
H. Steinback Junk Co.
t The House of Halt a Killioi Bargains,
t It! North Commercial tt, Plutal MN J
f ." una
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CLIFFORD IS STILL FURTHER ANNOYED
Poultry Exhibit at Fair
best in the northwest, but the system of
feeding, inaugurated for the first time
VVaC KpCr In He HlQirtlV i upon a systematic and scientific basis
CHAl'TF.R XL. i well, everything:" I intend to be
Thn li.m.a d.lMlOrl l-i,'V Inti.iW- ltt( l,U.-.. ...... ...I.:.... IO !.. .. . .
.... .......... .v.,. v. ......j mm, vu i to Koiu-ii nn.i iiiiuji; c Jieiine iuture.
i.euig w ith ucn n large tnmiiy. .Manay spoke sarcastically.
groaned aud talked about how "home- "But, Clifford," I apologized, "I am.
sick" she "was until I threatened tojso interested."
send her back. That soon quieted her. "Mo I see. But I hnva nlrendv told
All the next day while unpacking! von all there is to tell. It wn" the elsi
and putting away my clothes I Kept j usual yachting party. 1 had a verv en
thinking of I (L, wondering who sheijoyable vacation and feel much better
was, and if she had been ou the yacht- because of it." He rose from the table
....... mite 1 ! , . u i , . .
pm niui vuiniru, i ami i Knew ne woum ten me nothing
Plense remember it
lad it not been for this vague uneasi-1 niore,
I was the source of great satisfaction up-' ness I should have been quite happy at L, f. Again.
on the part of exhibitors. Mr. Shearer ' Clifford 's welcome. My loneliness fori I was disappointed, chagrined. I had
W. L. Fnlmer. superintendent of theisavs that he would guarantee that ev-the dear ones at home would soon pass j so hoped to find out if the I.- G. of the
most successtul poultry uow ever, cry mru on exniouion tins year lett away it ne wouni ue mnu. letter bad been with them; who she was.
stngeii at tne Oregon state xair, riuisn- iiue grouuns at toast ju per cent in- joung, immature women never snuuiu
ed up the work of clieckiuur up and .creased in woicht aud condition of marry older men. As I look back I
! mailing out of awards this morning aud 'health improved proportionately.
departed, this afternoon, for his home
in Portland. His assistant, F.dwnrd
shearer, nhohad charge of the feed
; iiiir aud watering of the birds, likewise
I their receipt aud shipment, left for home , and ribbons placed upon Sundav even
J yesterday and all is quiet and sere iw ing before the opening. The catalogue
: about thc poultry pavilion where, up to' (marked) came out upon Tuesday even
! Mondnv mornini;, it was the scene of ing containinir the awards, uame of
I orderly activity, 'birds, o iters nVd their addresses com-'
I The poultry show this year was tint plot e. The judging of the birds, which
only a success from the standpoint of j was performed by W, W, Coates, of
I number of birds (or "heads") upou ex-1 Vancouver, B. C, and one of the fore
jhibitiou. there having been an aggre-Jmost authorities upon poultry and pet
gate of l,2i3 of the different breeds, stock Uin the coast, gave unqualified
which is quite up to the standard of the, satisfaction.
cnu see how my persistence, my constant
etc. I wanted to find out if I had
RKAI. cause for jealousy.
I followed Clifford into the library.
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This is the first time that, a poultry recurring to some subject he had dis-'aud saf idly turiiiuir the rjatres of
cmiiioKiie mis ever issucu at mw Biaie ihissch, must nave uiuiu.icu iiuiuiu.
fair and also the first time in history But wheu anything troubled me. I
that the judging had been completed , seemed unable to avoid talking of it. I
renltr.e now that it was lack of poise,
of experience-oa mv part
"Now Clifford." 1 began over onr
after-dinner coffee, "do tell me all
nli.int r.mi. tviii H.Millv fftnr villi linv
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11. ,11 ,ll-llllll-
"Whnt do you want to kuow that I
haven't told vouf " he asked impatiently-
"Oh, tell me every single person who
went- which yor liked best, am." oh,
magazine in a vain effort to think of
something I might say to learn what I
so wished to know, but to no avail.
Filially I ventured:
"Was the lady who wrote you, the
one who signed herself L. G.," on the
"What's that?" he queried sharply.
"The lady who wrote that letter I
opened. by mistake, was she with you?"
"Now see here, Mildred, this Jias
gone far enough! I have told you more
than once that I would not be ques
tioner, x never nave Deeu. never!
Something is Wrong.
I was positive that there was some
real reason for'mv jealousy of L. G-
why should Clifford refuse to
answer any questions about her. I
would ask him no more, but would try
to find out for myself I thought, al
though I hadn't the slightest idea how I
was to go about it.
I felt that I must learn to use the
weapons of a woman of the world
his kind of women. That- I must dis
semble, meet his evasions with a smile,
and not allow him to mistrust that I
suspected anything. It would be hard
but I would do it. I had already brok
en myself of the desire to cry on all
occasions. I also would overcome the
habit of asking questions. Instead I
would watch and find out things for
When Clifford expected me to find
fault and be disagreeable, I would be.
just the opposite. I would surprise him.
It would be awfully hard at first, but
I would persevere until I could act the
part so that he would be deceived;
would think me too indifferent to eare
what he did, and so lower his guard.
(Tomorrow Muriel Tells a Story.)