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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
October P, It'll!.
CHARLES H FISHES,
Editor and Manager.
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. LET ALL SHARE EQUALLY
Data from the Oregon agricultural college shows some ! I',rn'",rt-V in m"i county belonging to
frrc rfcof ovo flckf rm, ,,J them, an injunction has been issued.
iiuiigo wiuu axt luyu xujl vuirugxil'. .Lilt; lllkii caoc 111 LUC I
freshman class was :1 per cent. The increase in logging. A r,,''ort as t0 inventory and nppraise-
, u i , . , ov' " . . meat of the property of Nellie. Celiu
vutauunai iuci.iiaiiiv.cu cuguicci lug, uigiiway engineering ' and Lily Ntruhuker, minors, has been
ana commerce, was more man iuu per cent, in all classes
of highway engineering the increase was 157 per cent
Electrical engineering showed a gain of 8: per cent and
pharmacy 41 per cent. It would be interesting to know
whether there has been any increase in the number study
ing the agricultural branches, but this data is not given.
From the per centage of increase in other branches it
would seem that there can be but little increase in agri
cultural students. Would it not be a good idea to change
the name to make it cover the branches taught, in a
Mr. II. N. Tope, of Texas, "President of the Associa
tion of State Farmers' Union Presidents," favors protec
tion on all agricultural products, declaring the present
and all systems ot tantt are hyphenated. He says : , turning to socialism, as a means of relief from difficul
While Mr. Pope of Texas is asking aid from the gov
ernment to increase the price of cotton to at least 12
cents a pound, there is a movement on foot in the east to
have an embargo placed on wheat to force the price down.
It is not at all probable that either plan will be successful.
The movements however show how the public mind is
"Cotton is our only agricultural product that cannot be
helped by a tariff as it has to be sold on a free market
while everything the cotton grower buys he buys in a pro
Mr. Pope is mistaken about cotton being the only
agricultural product that cannot be helped by a tariff.
Wheat has had a tariff placed on it but it did not protect
it in any sense because we exported wheat all the time
and important only wheat needed for seed which was thus
made higher for the farmer. The great mass of agricul
tural products are not in competition with those of any
other country so far as local markets are concerned, the
price being fixed by the laws of supply and demand, and
no country could ship them here unless in case of a fail-
. ure of crops which placed tne price so nign mm uuu
product could for a short time be sent here with a profit.
The gentleman also says that cotton cannot be pro
tected by a tariff law and so asks that it be protected by a
minimum loan law empowering the Federal 'Reseuve
Board to fix and protect a 12-cent-a-pound minimum loan
price on cotton. This would be the same as the govern
ment guaranteeing a price of 12 cents a pound. If cotton
sold in the foreign markets for less than that sum the
government would have to make good the difference. This
would be a good .thing for the cotton grower; but how
long would it be with this system once adopted before the
same thing would be asked bythe wheat grower with just
as much reason and right? It would necessarily follow
that all other agricultural products would be placed on
the same basis, and your Uncle Samuel would have a con
tract on his hands oX raising revenues from some source
to pay the bills ami it would bankrupt him.
At the same tune Mr. Pope is correct in one thing and
that is that the tariff should not be "hyphenated," but be
applied to all products or none. As Mr. Pope says of
cotton, so is it about all agricultural products. The manu
facturers have been protected but the farmers never.
Under the tariff system they cannot be protected, and if
it is right to protect certain industriesthen some system
should be devised by which all should share in the rake
off. The only difference between the tariff systemand
that proposed by Mr. Tope is that under the tariff the
mnnnfaptniw collects his own bonus, while under Mr.
Pope's plan the government would have to collect it and
turn it over to the grower. There are but two producing
classes that have never been protected in any way, and
they are the farmer and labor. The latter has always had
to compete with foreign labor imported at the rate of
from half a million to a million a year. Why not, to give
labor an equal show with capital, if we are to go into the
paternal government business, provide a minimum wage
gauged by a commission to correspond with the cost of
living? if protection is a national blessing then the
proper thing to do is to arrange it so that every person in
this country gets an equal amount of it.
It is bad enough to have Uncle Sam's weather sharps
telling us the dav before about the weather and insisting
it will rain; but when we are having the brand of weather
served for the past two weeks it is a low down trick, to
tell us four or five days in advance that it is going to rain
on a certain date. This on the principle that "what the
eyes cannot see the heart cannot grieve for." Monday
these hard hearted folks had to butt in and say the last
part of the week would be rainy.
Carranza may not be a candidate for the presidency
at the coming election in Mexico. A fellow must want of
fice pretty badly who would come out for that job. Per
haps Villa might make the race.
Hughes, Fairbanks and some others insist we had war
with Mexico. Wonder what the folks over in Europe
would have called it?
ties, for that is what both plans amount to. Here in Ore
gon the same turning to the government for aid is noted
in the proposition made at a meeting of farmers at Cor
vallis, Saturday, where resolutions were adopted asking
the state to lease or purchase lime quarries and furnish
the farmers lime at a small per cent above cost. It might
perhaps be a good thing, on that we pass no opinion, but
that it is socialistic is evident.
returned by the appraisers appointed in
the matter, OIb Hatern. E. (). English
and M. O. Gunderson. The report
: STATE NEWS
According to the latest announced program Colonel
Roosevelt will deliver four and possibly six more set
speeches within the next two or three weeks. One of
these will be at Chicago, another two days later at Den
ver, the third in Louisville on the way back to New
York, and the fourth in New York a few days before the
campaign closes. Besides these two others may be ar
ranged for. These will prevent any danger to the
colonel's think tank exploding, these operating as a sort
of safety valve.
If republican claims are correct as to what the states
are going to do at the coming election, President Wilson
might as well pack his grip about the first of March and
get ready to move over into New Jersey. One enthusias
tic correspondent says Mr. Wilson cannot carry Texas,
and Lamar Tooze says Massechusetts is solid for Hughes.
Those two statements should settle it. ;
The Coos Bay country is proceeding to make good in
all lines. The last returns show the Rogue river fisheries
have broken the record with a nack of 60.000 cases and; long,
Hip eilversirlf. vnn VPt t.fl he Hacked. The nack is WOrth 1 J"'1'0" Uer PO-yenr-old patriarch
Gardner Courier: The Clear Luke
tunnel, through which water will be tak
en from Clear lake to Winchester bay
and Reedsport, lacks about 230 feet of
being completed. Before this work
could be dune tin air shaft had to he
driven upward to the surface, nearly 70
feet, on account of the air being so bad
in the tunnel that men could not work
in it. This makes the second air shaft
which had to be driven on account of
bad air. Pete Moran. who has Imrl
charge of the work of driving the tun
nel, sank the shaft without the aid nt
instruments to make his location and
when completed oulv missed his ciilrnlii.
Hon by a few inches, he having depend
ed on as his guide soundings made in
the tunnel below the bottom of the
haft. The tunnel will" be comiileteil bv
Christmas if uo unforseen events lumpen
t0 Invent. . i! ii!8
Albany Democrat: A very unusual
case was brought before the officers to
day when D. S. Brenier, u farmer resid
ing one mile north of Dever, on the O.
E. railroad, was arrested for debt. The
arrest was made by authority of section
250, Lords Oregon laws, which provides
that nnyone not a resident o'C the state,
or one about to leave the state ninv be
taken into custody on account, of debt
Breiner was arrested this morning by
Sheriff I). H. fiodine on a writ of arrest
issu-d by County Clerk Russell and
sworn tu by E. (iremmels.
rT7HE first step in the
X development of per
sonal efficiency is to put away in a
sale place a portion of your earnings.
You never saw any one who had developed a great
deal of efficiency, who kept his income about him in
"coin of the realm."
It is most difficult to save money when its constant pres
ence gives a constant temptation to spend.
A check drawn for every expenditure, leaving a permanent
record of to whom, what for and how much that is the
efficient method of discharging obligations.
Paying in currency, thus leaving loopholes for disputes, is
utterly deficient. It takes more time and costs more money to
pay in this way.
As a depositor and frequent caller at this bank you focus on your
affairs the helpful interest of its officers. Being accustomed to
advise in financial affairs, their viewpoint and their experience
cannot fail to be of real value to you.
Let this bank help develop
UNITED STATES NATIONAL BANK
Member Federal Reserve Bank
CoprrUhl. Har vy Blcdttn CB.Su Ited
Van Xortwick for the workers.
Oregon City: At an average cost of
07.8 cents per square yard, Clackamas
county has this year applied :iit.(oi
yards of hard surface or asphalt con
crete pavement on the more heavily
traveled roads of the county. The total
cost per mile of this work, done under
the direction of the couiitv road master
with equipment and labor supplied by
the county court, has been ifii,:;(i4f ex. I
eluding the cost of grading and prepar-!
ing the base, figures formallv an- '
nonnced by County Judge II. .S. Auder- j
son yesterdav show.
Hood Kiver Glacier: Thomas Gosh, a
Civil war veteran and member of Can-
by post, G. A..K., who owns a west side
evergreen variety. rtfr. Co.'s states
that he will have small quantities of
the fruit, which meets with a ready
demand from the customers of local irro-
ranch, continues to market eacli week eery stores at a price of 13 cents per
several erutes of strawberries of the pint box. for sale as late us November.
Hood River. Ore.: Indian weather
forecasters and hunters who have killed
bears this fall are perdu-ting another
hard winter fur the mid-Columbia dis
trict. Herman Precee. an Oak Grove
resident, killed a 150-pound bruin that
i.um MMuiii-H mi- iMi-iiuiii oisirici. ine
rolls of fat are declared to indicate a
evere cold winter.
nearly $::00,000, which is some money,
from one little river.
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. ..-umvii, ,i in, loreioui rne oig
10 De gainereuj suow last year, wnms his white friends
j against coming cold. George bases his
forecasts on the condition of moss on
trees and the great crop of acorns.
"Hiher up snow coining thnn last
winter." he savs.
The Oregonian says the Portland businessmen visiting
Coos Bay will carry optimism into that section. If they
do they will find they are "carrying coals to Newcastle,"
for Coos Bay is where Optimism lives.
That was some ball game Saturday, especially the last
inning. Just one run needed to tie it and the bases full
when the end came.
The republican managers gave Mr. Fairbanks a bum
efppi ns to whnt hp should talk about here. Whoever
, i ii' LAVJ il.. t: uL.,AUnt -Marsh field Sun: The steamer Con
:oacieci mm is some years uemnu uie wuie& ui iw vvuuiu i uk S1.0SS lms inib0(1lM ,1Pr!(olf in t0 samli(l
have talked about the tantt on sugar, or Diamea tne un-t the government works until now it
derwood tariff law for Oregon's car shortage. I ITj XfZZ
and with her own crew working and
the tug Oneonta pulling on her she re
fused to come out of the hole she has
burrowed in the west shore line of Coos
bay. The tides are now increasing and
Saturday they reached the maximum. If
on that that date the Congress fails to
float the bar dredge Michie will be put
to work digging her out. It's the for
ward part of the liner that is restiug ou
the sands. She is ready to start north
as soon as she gets off. j
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Have you registered? If not forget it. You will prob
ably have a chance to look after it two years from now.
I iirTiiT tcr
My friends, when I'm elected, the people,
now dejected, will bid farewell to grief;
I'll make their sorrows bubbles, to all their
tears and troubles I'll bring a prompt re
lief. The people now are groaning; for
justice they are honing, and hone for it in
vain ; but when I am elected, an end may be
expected to all the stress and strain. The
tyrant and the spoiler now rob the humble
toiler, their feet upon his neck; but when I
am elected the tree will be erected on which
they'll swing, by heck! Oh, men with
spades and axes! they burden you with taxes that is the
tyrants' plan! But when I am elected all laws will be re
jected which tax the working man. The rich men ride in
motors; on foot you go, O voters, your feet all seamed
iwith scars; but when I am elected this sin will be cor
rected; you'll all have choo-choo cars." Alas, my friends
', and neighbors, you're wearied by your labors, your striv
! ings gall and irk; but when I am elected a change will be
detected no man will have to work!
There Is No Better
Always Watch JThis Ad"
Oregon City: The ladies' circle of
Sltnff...! ... . ...x,
tt'i. a. ii.-t.nii meviljlj;, Hllinor-! i
ized the purchase of lumber for the :
construction of board walks in that
part of the community where such con- j i
veniences are most, needed, and have'-f
called upon the men of the community j T
to lay the walks. A building bee will '
be hold on October 5, when every man .
iu the eommunitv is expected to helpl
imti.i;,,.. .nii,. a j: '
ner will & Vrved at the home of
Strictly correct weight, Bqnarc deal ui iigheat price for all kUda
junk, metal, rubber, hide and furs. I pay per pound for old xf.
Big itock of all aire aeeond band incubators. All kinds eomgsto
iron for botk roofs and buildings. Booting paper and sveoad hand
H. Steinback Junk Co.
Ths Honsa of Half a Millioi Bargains,
81 North. Commercial It,
nM Hi X
I tt takes more than a visit from' his Sometimes a cigar draws better than
wife ' mother to make a man happy. the actor it i named after.
It as risky to praise a woman'! Being popular consists largely
husband to her face hs it is to criticir.e : remembering what to forget.
I j 'Wedding limitations, Announcement
Ton may get all that is coming to you sad Calling Cards Printed at ths Jour
in this world, but look out for the next, iaal Job Department.
CLIFFORD ATTENDS THE DINNER ALONE
I had obeyed Clifford. I called up
ilrs. Hortou and told her it would be im
possible for me to come. When she
pressed me for a reason, I had been too
embarrassed to evade nr lie, graceful
ly; and I was sure from the tone of
her voice that she understood, and was
There is a limit to forbearance: and
in spite of my good resolutions, I felt I
had nearly reached mine as regarded
Clifford ' friends.
What was there in his past life what
between him and these people that he
was so determined I should not meet
thenit I asked myself this question
over and over but could find no auswer
whieh 1 considered adequate.
Of course I remembered what he had
said abont mv being etraightlaced. and
a sort of kill-joy, but I had told him
that I wouldn't say a word no matter
what they did; that I would be a "good
fellow" if only he would take me with
him; let me kuow the people with whom
in ne spent ms Time.
"Where a my white silk vesti ' he
asked the next afternoon. He had come
home early, gone immediately into his
room and commenced to dress.
"Here it is. I had it sent to the
cleaners, and it only came home this less Mr. Hammond takes me to
morning. Doesn't it look nice?" ilplav. We arc both verv fU J
I tried to siHnk carelelv lthnM, n,h.-f C D0IL fond of "
'Ko am I!" he responded heartilr
leit intuitively tnnt he was going out
to attend the very dinner he had for
"It's lucky it came back," he said,
as he slipped it ou. "ion't sit up for
mv, !uuii priMmuiy oe late,
is -Mr. Hammond iu? I never havo
been fortunate in finding him in."
I felt, that he was GLAD to find ma
alone; but I pretended to believe hi.
iuu c.iim 10 .iirs. iiortun g iim- i:. ,
ner?" I sked. ull mv an,ul ,.i..in. l""ur l'""'". 8U(j expressed
"Yes. Have you any objections?"
"Oh, Clifford, why wouldn't vou let
me go if you were going! It isn't fair'
I was invited. '
"It is enough that I do not choose
to have you go," he replied, scowling,
then he gave my cheek a perfunctory
peck in place of a kiss, and was gone.
Leonard Brooke Calls.
1 MiUli moment to fret, although j evenin
" uurueu witn indignation.
a iiiiou lit
he again had
I do not remember whether I bars
mentioned it or not. but Leonard Brooke
was a fine musician, and I also jane. So
after a bit we went into the drawing
room, and for an hour or more we sang
duets, or he plaved for me.
When the clock Stmek It T Vtta
ished.. It was hard t. iuili.r. .u.
Al.iw.i....i " j v ....... w
soon as I reached mv room K,,.. ' "u." ""ra s0 aei.gntfully - and
i-ed Mr. BrooKe.- k,
fc'u.. J ...
am verv fortunate." h .;.i .. ?V'TU. u? D,te PPer, and
ly, as he took mv hand in gree 7ng l'dirt..r. Ur Br?k ,tfok hi'
scarcely dared hope I would find vou at !mPin1n J m?-V "P"'018 o' re
home and disengaged." ' C 80 late: 11 3 when
"I-im very seldom out." I returned I .i JlVL 'JS, PWi "
then feared fie would think me negTe,: Txorrowichf JEft
ed and pity me, M added, "that is un- ' Za?";,) M '