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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
October Si, l!Ut.
CHARLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager
PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY, SALEM, OBEOON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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WHY PAUSE FOR A REPLY ?
The Oregonian commenting on a paragraph in the
Capital Journal anent that paper's indorsement of Cleve
land, points out that it at the time indorsed him just as
it did recently. To prove this it points out and names the
headings of several editorials praising him for his stand
on the gold basis issue; also his stand in the Venzuela
matter and then asks questions and wants to know what
if Wilson would have done what Cleveland did in the
Venzuela case, and if Cleveland would have done as Wil
son did in the recent Mexican matter, and pauses for a
reply'!" As for its indorsement in 1895 of Cleveland, it
was of his gold standard position only, which was identi
cal with .the republican idea, and the Oregonian could not
take any other stand without going back on its party.
That it indorsed the gold standard and therefore Cleve
land's position on the same is freely conceded; but that it
did not keep up a round of attack on him on other mat
ters is not. As for its questions, we frankly confess we
do not know what President Wilson would have done had
he been president when the Venzuela incident was acted
upon; nor do we profess to know what Cleveland would
do with Mexico were he president now. Cleveland took
his own course and kept us out of war. Wilson with the
far more dangerous situation has taken the course that
seemed best to him, and he accomplished just what Cleve
land did, kept us out of war. We being a "Little Amer
ican" in the Oregonian's opinion, can of course not tell
what other people would have done under given circum
stances, but the Editor of the Oregonian being a "Big
American" can tell what anyone else is thinking about;
what they would do or leave undone, as well as telling
what they should do or should have done, and how they
should have done it. Why should it "pause for a reply"
when it knows everything in advance?
President Wilson took a sly dig at Hughes and Roose
velt in his speech to the Farmers' Day audience at Shadow
Lawn, Saturday, when he said: "I am not expecting this
country to get into war, because I am not expecting cer
tain gentlemen will have a chance of making a mess of it.
I know the way we have preserved peace has been ob
jected to by certain gentlemen. But these gentlemen say
they would have acted in a manner that would have in
evitably, led the country into war. "In the light of
Colonel Roosevelt's declaration that he would have been
"into Mexico up to the hilt;" and the further statement
that he would have "seized every interned German ship,"
after the Lusitania incident, the president's reply is time
ly. Portugal seized German ships interned with her, and
the answer was a declaration of war. Is this what the
gory Colonel wants?
The whole question of transcontinental freight rates
was thrown wide open again when the Interstate Com
merce Committee decided to grant another series of hear
ings on the matter. Spokane started the row by insisting
that as there is no water competition between the Atlan
tic and Pacific ports, the reason for the maintenance of
lower freight rates from coast to coast than to inter
mediate points does not exist.
The interstate commerce commission has begun an
investigation of the car shortage. By the time it dis
covers what caused it the shortage will be over. That is
where the beauty of the American system comes in:
Relief is always at hand when the investigators get
The goldbug train is on its way back east from whence
it came. Its being sent out on the campaign was one ol
the minor mistakes of the party managers. Sending
Hughes and the Colonel were the major errors,' compared
to which the women s special was a small an air.
Flour is now the highest priced since the civil war, and
sugar is fast making a record. At present there seems
no signs of either having reached the summit.
Bread is rising so rapidly that the bakers should be
able to get along without yeast. .
A FAST DAY FOOD : ..
A writer in the Oregonian telling of the good things
to eat now in the market among others mentions carp.
The carp is supposed to be a fish, probably because it
lives in the water. The writer says "it is a rarity and can
be bought for 15 cents a pound." The only good thing
about a carp is this rarity, and anyone who has tried to
eat one of these brevet fish will indorse this statement. A
porcupine turned inside out would be an improvement on
the internal construction ot a carp. A few handsfull of
fine tooth combs boiled in a clam chowder until the mix
ture was inspissated would pass in the dark any time for
a feed of carp. A couple 01 gross of toothpicks fried in
batter would make a good companion dish, that is pro
vided one could tell which was which, and which was a
section of barbed wire fence with fish remnants clinging
to it. I he bones are individual and fascicular; and ap
parently the fish, if it can be called that, has all its fins
inside of it and they have hatched there. A hungry man
would starve to death while trying to pick the splinters
out of his feed. The carp may be "a good thing in the
ii i j i i . i i ill it i.
marKet, ana cms oeing so it snouia oe aiiowea to remain
Gifford Pinchot, notorious as the man who, under
President Roosevelt, attempted to include practically the
entire Pacific Northwest in national reserves for the
benefit of future generations to come, spoke in Portland
last night in advocacy of Huehes' election. Anionc
j ether things the Oregonian quotes him as saying that the
Underwood tarilt bill has ruined the lumber business of
Oregon. This is a funny remark to make when the
Portland Telegram only on last Saturday reported the
lumber market breaking records for strength with the
price advanced $1 per thousand feet, the highest level
reached in years, and the Oregonian on Monday report
ing three large schooners loading lumber cargoes for
Australia, in direct competition with Canadian mills.
And this morning the Oregonian reports the Southern
Pacific company asking bids on 15,000,000 feet of lumber
for building 2500 new cars, made necessary by the record
breaking prosperity of the Northwest, according to the
railroad company's explanation of the present car short
age. Mr. Pinchot will find that the reign of the calamity
howler is over if he lingers in Oregon long enough to mix
with the people who are going to do the voting on
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Candidate Hughes is fearful lest the honor of the
nation be besmirched while Socialist Candidate Benson is
fearful lest its stomach be left empty. Hughes is talk
ing fancy and Benson facts. It reminds one of an old
story of a Frenchman and a German who were talking
about the merits of their soldiers. The Frenchman said:
"The German fights for money but the Frenchman fights
Yah, dat is right," said the German, "everybody fights
for what he needs de most."
Mr. George W. Kreidt, who is a deaf mute, has brought
suit in Judge Kavanaugh's court in Portland, for a di
vorce. He alleges that his wife called him names on her
fingers. ,The court should take into consideration the
fact that George is guilty of contributory negligence. He
should have looked the other way.
Chicago is facing a hard-coal famine due largely to
car shortage. It is claimed the city will be smokier than
Pittsburg and that the laundries will do a big business
keeping Chicagoans clean collar supply up to normal.
The Southern Pacific Company is preparing to build
2,500 cars, a proper thing today but several months behind
Illinois may yet get into the Wilson column. Colonel
Roosevelt is to speak in Chicago Thursday.
Carranza's troops are sure some league team,
make a home run every time they go to bat.
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f 'WaK Macon
Doc Whiskers says, "I am not joking when
saying you must cut out smoking, or cross
to t'other shore." I listen to the admoni
tion of that renowned and learned phy
sician, and then I smoke some more. The
docs are fond of threats and bluffing; they
like to scare you while they're stuffing
their puis into your craw; they like to raise
a little riot about your exercise and diet,
while brandishing the saw. Long years
ago the doctors told me that graveyard
vestments would enfold me, unless I ceased to smoke; I
heard their rede, then, late and early, I kept on smoking
good old burley, and quite forgot to croak. At least a
dozen famous surgeons, apothecaries and chirurgeons,
have told me of my plight: "Unless you can your old
rank briar, the nicotine will knock you higher than Gif
roy's famous kite." And still my briar is a fixture; I
still consume the Four Flush mixture, and buy it by the
pound, the while the docs stand round and threaten, re
proaching me that I'm f orgettin' I'll soon be underground.
MB. GEHLHAR'8 POLITICAL
To the Editor I'rior to the primar
ies, Mr. Gelilhar was widely mentioned
as n candidate against Hen W. Oleott
Evidently Mr. Gelilhar decided 'that to
defeat Olcott was too big a job for him
to undertake, and not liking the idea
of being out of office he tinned his
attention to securing the republican
nomination for district attorney. To
this end there was issued at the exnonse
of the taxpayers, of this county, what
is kuowii as tno juio Taxpayers
vuicie- aim several thousand copies
were mailed to the voters at the ex
pense of the eounty, although the
iiuiuc was designed to be and in
fact was an advertisement personal to
Mr. Oehlhnr and not primarily issued
either to enlighten or benefit the peo
ple to whom .-it was sent, but rather to
promote Mr. Gelilhar 's caudidncv.
On tint first of this folder is the
"Compiled from the Marion eoiintv
records and published hy Max (iehlhar.
county clerk, January 1,
Now the fact is, while it was com
piled by Mr. Gelilhar, it was published
by nn order of the county court, that
authorized the publication of certain
tacts, hut did not authorize nor have
knowledge prior to the printing, of the
seir advertisements inserted therein liv
This ' (initio on the front page an
nounces to ami advises ihe people that
lr is sent tneni --witn tno compliments
or Ainx (ieliiliar, county clerk. ' .Now,
the the phrase. " Coiituliinents of
Max (iehlhar, eounty clerk,'' was in
tended to convey nny meaning, it was
to impress upon the people the idea
that Mr. (ieliiliar was sending the
"Guide" to them at his nwu expense;
and taken in connection with the state
ment that it was "compiled and pub
lished by Mux Gelilhar, county clerk"
justifies me in saying, that Mr. (Iehl
har designedly attempted to delude Un
people into believing that Mr. Gelilhar
had compiled, published and mailed the
"Guide" as an individual and without
expense to the taxpayers. The fact is,
the people paid for the work Mr. Gelil
har did in compiling it, the cost of ad
dressing each copy and all the postage.
Why, then, except to mislead, did Mr.
Gelilhar employ, without the knowledge
or consent of the county court, this mis
leading phrase, which appears twice in
On the back of the pamphlet, I find
in large print, the following:
f'For county information telephone
eounty clerk 's office, write county
clerk's office, call at eounty clerk's
office. Max Gelilhar, county clerk, Sa
That this is gratuitous self advertis
ing at the expense of the people, is
self evident. It may be as one man de
scribed it, "mighty smooth,'' but it is
rather undignified and hardly in keep
ing with the idea that "smoothness"
is not a requisite of the public service.
And it is fair in this connection to di
rect attention to the fact that the
tickets sold at the military balls bear
on their backs, in his own writing, the
name ot .Max (iehlhar. hvidently Mr.
(iehlhar is an adopt in the art of ad
The "Guide" is In some respects
misleading and taken in connection)
with Mr. Gelilhar 's own advertisement;
in a county paper that "every other of-!
fiee in the county has increased its ex-:
penditures," is ' exceedingly unjust.
For instance, the "Guide" shows that
the assessor '8 office increased its ex
penses from $11.1 to $050 a year, but
it does not show the fact that the ncwi
law took the extension of tho tax toll
from Mr. Gehlhar's office and made
the nssessor extend it at a cost of
from $000 to $700 annually.
The "Guide" shows that the treas
urer's office, under Mr. Dragor, in
creased 'its expenses about $900 ft year,
but it does not show the fact that the
law took the tax collecting from tho
sheriff and turned it over to the treas
urer, and that this increase in expenses
was caused bv the employment of nec
essary clerical aid in that office on the
Children Cry for Fletcher's
Tho Kind You Have Always Bonght, and which lias been
iu use for over 30 years, has borne tho signature of
and has been made under his per-
CjT jCj6HWi-- . ' sonal supervision since its infancy.
v- UCA4AI; Allow no one to deceive you in this.
AH Counterfeits, Imitations and "Jiint-ns-guod" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTOR I A
Castorla is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
Boric, Drops and Soothing- Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its ape is its guarantee. It destroys AY otitis
and allays Foverislmcss. For more than thirty years it
lias been in constant use for the relief of Constipation,
Flatulency, AVind Colic, all Teething1 Troubles and
Diarrhoea. It regulates tho Stomach and Bowels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTOR j A ALWAYS
) Bears the Signat
y4 Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind You Have Always Bought
THC CtMTMl. rOM.tNV N g W VOWK CITY,
approval of the county court.
1 am perfectly frank in saying that
I am opposed to Mr. Gelilhar in this
election. Not only does his personal
advertising in the "Guide," on ball
tickets ami in the newspapers condemn
him as lucking sincerity and dignity,
but the fact that is inexperienced as
an attorney and is, in my judgment, ut
turly incompetent, precludes my sup
Now if any person doubts these
statements about the "Guide" they
are at liberty to inquire of the county
nssessor, of the treasurer, of the county
judge, as to the allegations in this let
ter. If Mr. Gelilhar claims to be quali
fied to fill this office, so important to
the people, let him publish when he
ever tried a case in u court of record.
In conclusion, 1 have this to say: If
Mr. Gelilhar is elected and he cannot
give better satisfaction to the people
as district attorney, than he did to
Company M, us their commanding offi
cer, he would be promptly recalled.
' 1). W. I'lSHKR.
prices for the fish and there has bee
prosperity in the Rogue river country.
East Oregonian. As an indication ot
the rise in farm land within this county
ia thep nst five years the sale of a half.
section of wheat laud near Adams to
day for $40,000. The land was sold by
Art Grovcr, of Helix, for $125 per acre,
and this same land Mr. Xelsou bought
five years ago for $24,000 or $77.50 an
acre. The land lies Jibout four mile
from Adams and is good as any -wheat
laud in tho county.
Marshfield Record: Roderick Mac
leay, president of the Wcdderburn Trad
ing company, on the Kogue river passed
through the city on his way to Portland
He arrived Saturday night from Curry
county and left for the north on the
Sunday morning train. Mr. Macleay has
been at his Kogue river property most
of the summer and will be in Portland
during the coming winter. The season
wan an exceptionally good one for sal
mon fishing. The Macleay cannery put
up about 20,000 cases of salmon and the
pack was the largest ever known on
Kogue river- The men were paid high
Myrtle Creek Mail One Myrtle Creek
prune man reported a yield of $.157 per
acre this year from dried prunes. Other
report yields of inure than $300 per acre.
This should be encouraging news, to to
men who planted good land to apple
several years ago and have grown dis
couraged and disgusted with tire
country- They should plant prunes.
Bnndon. A. U Winegar and Marios
Zumwalt who pichen up at sea the life
boats of the Congress, received $400 a
salvage. They were first offered $150
but asked for $500, and finally com
promised on $400 which was pretty good
for two hours work.
COTTON NEAE3 20 CENTS
New York, Oct. 24. Cotton climbed
toward 20 cents today. In early trading
on the cotton exchange there were ad
vances of 12 to 25 poiuts to new big
levels. July cotton sold at 19.09, up 23,
December ot 19.14, up 22.
Hunter You mean to tell me that
you have shopped all the livelong day
without buying anything?
Mrs- Hunter Yes, but I know what
everybody else got.
After Clifford left in the morning I
was so glad and happy because of his
unusual amiability that I sang and
laughed all day long.
"It sholy is good to sec yo so peart! "
Mandy said, lookiug at me over her
glasses- "What's don' happened,
"Oh, nothing, Mnudyl yes, there
has, too!" I qualified. "My Tam
mond was so nice this morning, nice to
me I mean, that I can't help singing."
"Ef he wut nice to yo nil re time it
wouldn't hurt' him none!" she return
ed with her characteristic sniff. But I
paid no attention to her remark, know
ing how she loved me, and how jealous
ly she guarded my happiness.
"Come Edith, you and mother will go
for a nice walk. Perhaps we will go to
see Aunt Muriel," as she had been
taught to call Mrs, Frauklyn.
"But I'se feared it am goin1 to
rain!" Mandy expostulated. "Thar's
a big black cloud over thar!" She
pointed out the window,
"Every cloud has a silver lining for
me today!" I replied happily. "Isn't
it so, Edith T" and I gave my precious
girl a "bear hug." "You are the sil
ver lining to my clouds, darling al
ways," I said more soberly. Then I
laugher at the puzzled expression in
her little face. Her mother moralizing
was something unusual.
"The very idee callin' that blessed j
lam' a liuin't " Mandy grumbled aa the
THE SILVER LINING
helped get her charge' ready.
A Morning Call. -It
was quite'a long walk to Muriel 's,
but we walked slowly, occasionally stop
ping to rest. Edith was getting too big
to be carried, and I didn't want to tire
"I am so glad to see you!" Muriel
exclaimed. Then to Edith: "Kiss me
this minute, you blessed lamb! "
"That's what Mandy called me,"
Edith told her as she kissed her cheek.
" Mandy 's a wise old owl!" Muriel
"Be careful what you say about
Mandy," I warned. "She and Edith
have no secrets."
"What's happened to you. Mildred?"
Muriel asked after she had found some
toys with which Edith was to amuse
herself while we chatted- "You look
so bright ami happy. Really you don't
look over 16. I don't believe you are
Edith's mother at all."
"She's my muver," Edith interposed,
before I answered.
"Oh, I AM happy this morning! I
slept so well, and oh! everything has
Leen so pleasant that I am just plain
"A very lucid explanation," Muriel
teased. "I understand perfectly," but
in spite of her laughing tone, I imagined
she DID understand. Perhaps more
clearly than I had intended she should.
We remained for nn hnnr hnn .,ii.
- v-., .Mv-u niuA-
ed back home.
A New Costume.
After luachcou I dressed and went
to the dressmaker's for a fitting. I
had ordered a black velvet street eint,
a coat and one-piece dress- Clifford
should never again have cause to com
plain of my appearance if I could help
it. I was now in danger of going to th
other extreme. But as yet he had mad
no objection to the bills, so I did not
consider them at all, but ordered what
My dress wos so pretty, so etyliak
that I was elated. It was trimmed witk
chinchilla fur, and had dainty yellow
lace ruffles at the neck and sleeves.
Otherwise it was severely plain, but fit
ted me perfectly. It was all finished
and a sudden whim seized me to wear it
home. Lorrain hod "built," ao she ex
pressed it, me a cunning little toque of
fur, and velvet to match the costume,
aad I knew that I looked extremely ehis
as I walked home.
When about half way there I saw
Clifford coming along a side street aad
turned to meet him.
"Whew!" he ejaculated. "What ia
the world are you dressed up like
ion nere are you goingl"
"To meet you," I answered, tucking
my hand in his arm. I had seen by hi
expression that he was pleased with my
"You are certainly learning how t
dress," he approved, "but don't send
ine to the poorhouse."
(Tomorrow The Line of Least Besist-auce.)