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Editorial Page of "Tjhe Capital Journal"
October 2(i, liUti. -
CHAELE8 H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
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When the Hughes party gets in power, if it does, will
it pass a tariff law to increase prices? Will it place an
embargo on wheat in order to reduce the price of bread?
How will it make the cost of living less than it is now?
Is it possible to reduce the cost of living and at the same
time increase the incomes of the producers? In other
words can Hughes and his advisers so frame laws as to
make bread cheap to the consumer and wheat high for
the producer? Can they set aside the law of. supply and
demand and substitute something else, "just as good?"
Most assuredly they cannot, therefore their talk of doing
so is the veriest bunk.
America is just now paying her portion of the cost of
the European war because the demand tor all loodsturrs
has been doubled by the war and prices have risen cor
respondingly. It costs no more to make sugar now than
it did two years ago, yet the price is double that of that
date. It is so with everything else and the manufacturers
are reaping a harvest. That is all there is to it. When
the war ends prices will fall steadily as the war torn
countries get back to their normal condition and then, as
now, prices will be high or low as products are plentiful
or scarce, and in proportion to the relation between sup
ply and demand. The democrats remaining in power, or
the republicans coming in cannot change this, nor will
either. The law of supply and demand is as much beyond
the control of law makers as is the law of gravitation.
After November seventh there will be no more such silly
assertions made, and the fact that they are made now but
emphasizes the fact that the supporters of Mr. Hughes
are hard driven for some argument in his favor, some
reason why he should be elected, and they can find none.
- WILL CARRANZA SKIP?
According to the latest advices from Mexico Villa
-gave the Carranza forces under General Ozuna, who was
sent out to find him, a most thorough licking. The same
dispatches say the reason Villa did not attack Chihuahua
following the battle was that he feared it would cause
the American army to get busy, and he wants no truck
with Uncle Sam. There was also a rather persistent
rumor for some days that Carranza has come to the con
clusion that he never can get matters settled and fearing
the rising of some leader who can, he has arranged to
leave the country. This is a wise move on his part, for
he understands the peculiarities of the Mexican system
which leads to an unsuccessful politician taking a fare
well of his native country with his back up against an
adobe wall. It is stated Carranza has already sent his
wife into the United States, and the rumor is that he will
soon follow her. This report is strenuously denied by the
Mexican officials on the commission to settle questions
between the countries, but the denial would be made if
the report was true just the same as if it was false. The
Mexican politician never draws the distinction between
the true and the false, in fact is not supposed to know
there is any difference, or for that matter that there is
any such thing as tuith.
The Orogonian editor wants to have another inter
view with his paragrapher. He runs counter to his chief
and there is a hiatus in the editorial cadingus. The editor
in chief says the prosperity in this country is due to the
war instead of being born of poor and dishonest tariff
parentage. The paragrapher says there "ain't no pros
perity;" but that the good housewives will have the best
wheat bread following the exodus of the poverty stalkers
from this government in March next and as soon as af
fairs can be put in shape for renewal of prosperous
Senator Jones in his speech here Tuesday night in
directly indorsed the Adamson eight-hour bill. He did
not mention it at all, but he did most warmly "commend
Congressman Hawley. for his excellent work." As
Congressman Hawley voted for the bill, of course the
senator commended him for it. Still according to Colonel
Roosevelt he along with all the others who voted for it
were guilty of a "cowardly surrender."
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
DORA C. ANDKESEN,
Sec. und Trens.
Samuel O. Dunn, who is editor of the Railway Age
Gazette, is sending out pamphlets denouncing the eight
nour law. inis is quite natural as . ne is the railroads
mouthpiece, their hired man and has to sav what the road
managers want him to say
on. Objections from such a person as Mr. Dunn is the
strongest kind of argument for the law. He calls it "the
new tyranny." If he is correct, anyway "the new tyran
ny" is an improvement on
the tyranny of wealth and the arrogant assumption by
that wealth that its owners were greater than the coun
try. If it is tyranny, it is the tryanny of democracy as
distinguished irom that of self appointed autocrats. It
is the tyranny of the many over the few rather than the
overbearing selfish dictation of the "Captains of indus
try," grown fat by watering stocks and compelling all the
producers and consumers of the country to pay them re
turns on three dollars where they have invested one.
Squeeze the water out of the railroad stocks as they are
now and the dividends yearly of most of the roads would
be from fifteen to twenty-five per cent on the actual
capital invested.. The roads are kicking about the in
creased wages they will have to pay, and this before they
have learned they will have to pay any extra wage on ac
count of the eight hour law.
At the same time they demand returns on stock that
is two-thirds water. They demand that the public pay
three times what the service is actually worth. They do
not ask "time and a half,", but instead want full pay for
their money and instead of half pay more, for over capi
talization, want double pay for money that is not in
vested. The railroads are making a mistake in allowing
the matter to become widely discussed for the rottenness
of the stock system will be shown up, and it will not be 1
to the credit of the roads when this is done.
The Oregonian thinks the solid south is now and will
remain against suffrage. What does it think of Pennsyl
vania and New York? What of Massachusetts and Con
necticut? What of any other state where sweatshops
prevail and where the employer is desirous of having
only ignorant labor? In the final try out we predict that
the solid south can be won over to suffrage, and will be,
before any of the states mentioned adopt it. It is not
probable the election of either Mr. Hughes or Mr. Wilson
will .hasten suffrage, .but it is pretty sure to retard it,
for the reason the action of the suffragettes will cause
soreness. If Hughes is elected the south will probably
resent the action of the women's party and if Wilson is
elected the strongly republican states will jtie sore because
the women's party did not deliver the" goods. As the
Capital Journal pointed out at the time the women's
party was organized it was destined to ruin the hopes of
the friends of suffrage for the reasons just stated.
Which ever side loses in this campaign will place more or
less of the blame on this women's movement, and it will
take years to overcome the ill feeling, the ill-advised at
tempt to force the hands of both old parties has caused.
The Railway Age, organ of the railroads of the coun
try, is sending out pamphlets denouncing the Adamson
eight hour law as an act of tyranny on part of union lbor
and oppressive to the railroads. Evidently the editor of
the Railway Age has not read the Oregonian which says
that the Adamson law is a gold brick for the railway
workers and will injure them more than it benefits, be
cause they will have to work harder to earn the same
amount of money. Funny that Hughes and Roosevelt
and all the. lesser campaigners should be denouncing the
bill as a hold-up when the Oregonian knew all the time
that it was a fake measure enacted just to fool the
The Portland Evening Telegram on its editorial page
has the lumber industry of the Northwest paralyzed by
the Underwood tariff law. On its market and financial
page, howeevr, it reports lumber prices soaring skyward
and orders far exceeding the mill output at the present
time. The political and commercial editors of that paper
ought to come together and fight it out. One or the
other of them is the biggest liar in the Northwest.
Each of the big parties is accusing the other of en
deavoring to secure the "hyphenated" vote. Each denies
it, and yet neither is making any strenuous efforts to
drive it away. This of course barring the colonel who ap
parently would rather have Hughes beaten than elected
by this vote. It might be diflerent if the colonel was the
The colonel was enthusiastic during his trip through
Colorado yesterday. He gleefully asserted that if he had
not been elected sheriff, he could not have raised his
regiment, and if he had not raised that he would never
have been elected president. The only moral to be drawn
from this is that communities should be more careful in
selecting their sheriffs.
President Carranza has issued a decree providing for
compulsory military education. Had some of his pre
decessors adopted this plan, Villa might not be able with
a handful of bandits to lick all the Mexican armies. Car
ranza is right, but a little late.
The Oregonian says Mr. Hughes advocacy of suffrage
"indicates he intends to be a leader of his party if elected
president that he will try to guide the thought of the
nation. "The love o' Mike!" and this after that Oregon
California land grant decision.
or his provender will be shut
the old tyranny for that was
that, hams nnrl
XYsf JTX A . So 1m not cordial to that smarty, that of
UA,. .13 fice-hunting, windy party, who interrupts
me when I'm toiling, to tell how politics is
boiling, explaining how this jaded nation can never find
its true salvation until to something he's elected, and his
antagonist rejected. I'd never vote for any fellow who
comes and shows his streak of yellow by boring me when
I am earning the stuff to keep the furnace burning. When
at the polls in bleak November, you bet I always will re
member the candidates who did the spieling and I will
help them hit the ceiling. ' .
Neither Conscience Nor Conviction
Mr. Iltiglies has no reason to feel
proud of the way in whivh he is getting
the support of the German propagan
dists. With them it is now a matter
of choice between the devil and the
deep sen. They dislike Wilson, und they
don like Hughes. That is the attitude
Dr. C. J. Hexamer, the president of the
lieriuan alliance, j taking m a public
statement. After reiterating at some
length all the stale raguments of theirs,
being mnstlv in the nature ot personal
hIjuho of Wilson, Dr. Hexamer goes ou
to assert that "no liorninn-American
with self respect can vote for Wilson."
What are we going to do as Ameri
can citizens?" Dr. Jlexamer asks.
Some of our papers have advised us
to refrain from voting altogether. Oth
ers have advocated to concentrate tho
strength of the German vote on a mi
nority party that has no prospects of
victory. That means throwing away our
"After long and serious thought 1
have arrived at the decision to give my
vote to Hughes and Fairbanks. The
present question is not, what is good
for the central empires, or for tho al
lies, but as good Americans we must
solvo the quest inn what is good for our
own dear country. What We need espe
cially is a strong government, which
holds on to a. firm, and not to a vacil
lating pro-Aiiiencan policy."
This means in plain Americun lan
guage: "I hate like hades to voto for
llughes.T know we made a mistake in
getting in too deep with his crowd, but
I and my fellow propagandists would
stand committed of having trifled with
national issues and acted the fool by
admitting now that wo made a mistake
in opposing Wilson. Hughes and Roose
velt have told us Germans where to
get off at, but wo propagandists must
save our face. That 's why we 've got to
stick to Hughes, though a Hughes gov
ernment means trouble nhend."
Now, this is not even half hearted
support of Hughes it is a frank con
fession that these men know Hughes to
be anti-German, and that they ought to
tight Hughes and his party as a dan
ger to tho peace of the country, if they
possessed the moral courage to acknowl
edge in public what today is the convic
tion of every thinking Gorman-American:.
We have grossly misjudged Wil
son; we have wantonly attacked tho
president because he refused to be pro
German, as he refused to be pro-British,
but has never beeu anything but
Mr. Hexamer shows that he shares
the same conviction with Mr. Kmil von
Schleinitz, the editor of tho Milwaukee
What had so disturbed Cliffordt How
I wished he thought me worthy of his
confidence. Father had always told
mother everything, especially business
worries, and 'they had talked them over
together. I remembered hearing him
say that her judgment was often better
thnn his. Would mine be worth anything
to Clifford I
"I couldn't benr to throw -nera love
ly roses awav ma'am, so I put them in
the kitchen'" Kate interrupted my
"All right, Kate. Mr. Hammond does
doesn't care for the odor." I explain
ed, a bit ashamed of myself that I con
sidered it necessary. His auger because
of the flowers was, I felt sirre, assumed
to cover some real disturbing condition.
Consequently I was not as miserable as
I should otherwise have been because of
When Clifford came down to diuner
he still wore a worried, anxious look. ,
"Are vou sure I ean do nothing to
help yon!" I asked.
"t lease tlo noi. Domer me. ur -ir-plied
impatiently. "I have enough to
worry me just now."
"I didn't mean to bother I only
wanted to help."
lilA.l..n. ajinitt tnnA ft? Til TOtCe.
something in my face proved my earn-.
estness, tor ne answereu u un. mvir
"I staud to lose a lot of money! more
than I can afford to lose. Now that
My whole attention I am giving, to meet
the rising cost of living. It keeps me
hustling like the dickens to buy the liver,
spuds and chickens to feed the wife and
children twenty, and see that they have
The transient hours are
swiftly moving, and all of them I'd be im
keep on humping, ever harder,
nipe mnr ernL- tho how-lav
Herman-Herald' who has stated: "1
am convinced that the sympathies of
Mr. Hughes are more on the side of the
allies than they are with the Ger
And these men, who dine to call the
president of their country a "hypo
crite", .are trying today, against -their
own conviction, to influence their German-American
fellow citizens to east
their vote for llutjhcs. tho anti-German
candidate, in order to save their face!
lint Dr. Hexamer pretends to consid
er only "what is good for our own dear
country!" According to Hughes and
Roosevelt that would have been n war
with Germany! according to Wilson,
the "good of the country" is peace and
honor. Who, then, arc the "hypo
crites" Wilson and his 'government,
standing by their convictions in storms
of pro-German and pro-British abuse, or
these propagandists, who ere ready to
sell their conviction, their country and
their fellow citizens who believe in
them, in order to save their faces
If they know Hughes to be pro-allied
in his sympathies, as they do if they
know, the fatherland,, for which they
wanted to get a "square deal," as they
pretended, cannot get it at the hands
of Roosevelt's party they, individual
ly, may vote for whom they please, but
they should refuse to give publicly their
support to Hughes. That's what' would
be an honest man's way. Instead of
that, they, against conscience and con
viction, fill German language papers
with panegyrics of Hughes, attempt
anxiously to explain away what may
justly excite the suspicion of their coun
trymen against this candidate, and use
ajl their influence to make the German
citizens swallow the unhealthy Hughes
proposition. That's the contemptible
way of political henchmen with neither
conscience, nor sense of honor.
DR. W. HE1XCKE.
HOW CATARRH IS CONTRACTED
Mothers are sometimes bo thoughtless
as to neglect the colds which their chil
dren contract. The inflammation of the
mucus membrane, at first acute, be
comes chronic and the child has chronic
catnrrb, a disease that is seldom cured
and that may prove a life's burden.
Many persons who have this loathsome
disease will remember having had fre
quent colds at the time it was con
tracted. A little forethought, a bottle
of Chamberlain 'a Cough Remedy judi
ciously used, and all this trouble might
have been avoided. Obtainable everywhere.
you know, please do not annoy mo with!
questions," again his voice held a rasp
Times Hare Changed.
"Father always said that mother's
judgment was as good or better than
his. Perhaps if you would tell "
"For heaven's sake, Mildred, can't
you let me alonef Times have cbnnged.
Men don't go to their wives with their
business nowadays. Tou have a lot of
old-fashioned ideas that you mar as
well get rid of."
"If to be courteous to a women is an
old-fashioned idea I'm glad I am old
fashioned," I returned, then paused
frightened at my temerity in "answer
"If you think I shall take your fath
er for an example either in my actions
toward you or in my business methods
you are mistaken. The old gentleman
is all right down there on a plantation.
He wouldn 't be one, two, six in business
up here. He 's too soft. "
"Thank God for that! " I said so low
I thought he didn't hear, but he evi
dently did, for he gave me a scowling
look and went out, calling to me the old
"Don't sit up! I shnll be late "
An Approving Word.
"Clifford had been gone but a few
moments when Kate ushered in Muriel
and Burton Franklyn and Leonard
Brooke. I was delighted to see them,
and apologized for Clifford's absence.'
Well, we've come to spend the even
San Felice Cigars'
FIVE CENTS STRAIGHT
AND WORTH IT'
Owing to the greatly increased cost
of quality tobaccos, in fact everything
pertaining to high grade cigars, the
makers of the an Felice cigar, Tho
Deisel -Wemmer Company, have advanc
ed the selling price to the jobbers and
dealers, and henceforth this cigar will
positively be sold to tho consumer at
cents straight instead of six for a.
qunrter as previously.
The SAX -FELICK is national in it
scope and character, having justly at
tained this eminence through its un
excelled excellence. To maintain this
uncqualed standard of Quality, the
advance in question is absolutely un
avoidable. The generous support of
all men using quality cigars is earn
ORDERS AND SHIPMENTS
NOW PASS PRODUCTION ,
IN LUMBER INDUSTRY
(Portland Telegram, Oct. 25) ':
Shipments of lumber 23 per cent be
low orders and orders exceeding pro
duction by 7.211 per cent all coincident
with a horizontal advance of $1 in
prices feature the weekly trade bar
ometer ot the West Coast Lumbermen '
association, compiled from reports cov
ering 85 per cent of the. mill capacity
in the Pacific northwest.
With the exception of the mid-sum
mer close down when production was
abnormally curtailed, this week's bar
ometer is the first to show orders i
excess of production for a period ot
Car shortage increasing in severity
is the assigned cause of the sudden,
hange in lumber manufacturing eon
litions. Kastern and middle west lin
yards holding for lower values are said
to have been caught with short stocks
m the face of the most severe car -
shortage in recent years, and their ef
forts to get lumber for fall trade re
quirements has resulted in a very heavy
volume of inquiries. .
v est coast nulls are saut to be ae-
cepting only such part of the business
offering as may be shipped in a reas
onably short time: and are generally re
ported fighting shv of londing up on
contracts culling for delivery a month
or two hence. The week's advance of
$1 right through the list, while not
taking up the sag that has occurred in
the values since Mnv, is looked upon
as the possible beginning of a 'drive"
which may add much to the general
prosperity of the Pacific northwest.
Orders, last week, booked for trans
continental rail delivery exceeded ship
ments by rail 20,070,000 feet, or 33.34
per cent, a condition in this particular
branch of the trade that is without
parallel this year.
Production tor the week was 6!,
434,649 feet, which was P.40 per cent
below normal, the curtailment ben"
also attributed to the shortage of. rail
the total of all orders rail, local
and cargo for the week amounted to
74.898,074 feet. The total of all ship
ments, r7.li20,:"ti0 feet.
The balance of unshipped orders in.
the rail trade is 7807 cars and the bal
ance of unshipped cargo orders is 41.,
7S4,7:)8 feet in the coastwise trade and
42,"97,t20 feet in the export trade.
Australia Derives Tax
On Boxing Contests
San Francisco, Oct. 26 "If yon
must see a fight, go to the trenches,"
seems to be tie attitude of the Austra
lian government in regard to boxing.
Late arrivals from the Antipodes to
day state that a new war tax of one
sixth of the value of a prizefight ad
mission has been imposed. In this way.
titty cents of each J.i admission goes
to help Britania's cause in Europe. A
raise in admission is contemplated by
"Snowy" Baker and other promoters.
Ausirauan papers jusi receivea ieav-1
no doubt but what George Chip lost to
a better man when he was knocked out
bv Leo Darev.
ingthat is if you have no engage-
.muoci luirc me, ana I thought
I detected a wistful look in Leonard's
eyes. I had not seen him for several
days and was pleased indeed that ther
had brought him along.
"I haven't a thing to do, and shall
be saved from boring mvself to death "
I replied laughingly to Muriel.
"Good! Why can 'jt we have a gam
of bridge? There are just four of us.
Cone on, Leonard, we'll beat Mildred,
"I'd like to see youl " I countered,
as I excused myself for a moment to
tell Kate to bring in the table and
cards, and to inform Mandy that her
favorite was to spend the evening and
to fix us a little supper. Nothing was
too much work for her if Muriel was to.
partake of her efforts.
The cards from the beginning raa
my way. I held the winning hand, rath
er the bidding hand, right along. Poor
Burton hadn't a chance to show what
he could do, he was so busy being dum
my. As Mandy brought- in a steaming
chafing dish, Leonard Brooke remark
ed: "It seems that you do manr thing
equally well, Mrs. Hammond. May we
have a little music before we got"
"Certainly. But now we mnst eat
Mandy 's chicken and mushrooms before
they get cold."
(Tomorrow I'll Be Guided By Too.)