Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, October 27, 1916, Image 4

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    Editorial Page of "TOhe Capital Journal"
October 27, l!Hli-
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There is one phase of the Mexican situation that is not
given the consideration it should have, and that is that
the Mexican people are advancing in civilization, emerg
ing from a state of semi-barbarism. The classes are so
widely divergent so variously ranged in the scale of in
telligence that it will require many years yet for them to
reach a stage where they are really capable of intelligent
ly governing themselves. What might be called the upper
classes are intelligent and educated, but those of the
lower strata are uneducated and of a low order of intelli
gence. This class is composed of a mixture of Spanish,
Aztec, Indian, and negro blood, and the sprinkling of
Spanish is small indeed. This heterogeneous mass, given
citizenship and a part in the government is what has
caused the trouble. It is exactly the situation that arose
in the south just after the war, when the negro was given
the ballot before he had learned anything of government,
only in Mexico there is no Ku-Klu'x Klan, to restrain by
force the indulgences of new found and not understood
liberty. The Mexican idea of liberty is not the civilized
world's idea of it; but their ideals will change for the
better as time passes, and it is only through trouble and
struggle that this higher ideal will be reached. The peo
ple must work out their own salvation, and they must
work it out in their own way. It is not a nice way nor is
it the way Americans would go at it, but then they are
not an ignorant people struggling up to the light, nor do
they look upon life from the low viewpoint of our Mex
ican neighbors. Yet with our high ideals we have to look
back but a few centuries to discover that our ancestors
were followers of the barons of England who lived large
ly by robbing each other when they could find no one
else to rob or plunder; or to the denizens of the Black
forest, lawless bandits, or if we trace our lineage to some
other source it will not be many generations back before
we r.un across some ancestor who was as Byron puts it:
"As "mild a mannered man as ever scuttled ship or cut a
throat, with the true breeding of a gentleman." We
worked up from that by slow degrees by our own efforts,
by abusing and robbing each other until we awakened to
the fact that the other fellow was no worse than oursleves
and that decent treatment of him would bring the same
kind of treatment in return. The Mexicans will learn in
time through their sufferings, that might does not make
right, and that every citizen of a country must be con
ceded the rights by every other citizen which they claim
for themselves.
Florence, Or.. Oct. St. A. II. ItucU. manager of the Monroe Mill company
of jlonroe. Wash., has begun construction of the company' new shingle mill
on the Piusliiw river on what -in known ntt the Hoffman property. The mill will
tic modern ami much larger than any similar mill in southwestern Oregon.
It will have six machines with a en parity of about IWO.IWO shingles per day.
Mr. Unci; says the mill will be operated at full capacity continuously.
The company ha an eastern market for its output and the terminal rates
recently granted this section was the cause of the early construction,
The newspaper dispatch reprinted above is interesting
mainly because this is the mill that Mr. Buck was not go-'
ing to build unless Hughes was elected. At least a dis
patch from Eugene to the Oregonian a few weeks ago,
and conspiciously printed in that paper, asserted that
Mr. Buck had bargained for the property and would
erect a mill upon it in event of Hughes' election, other
' wise the deal was to be called off. Since the mill is al
ready under way, the Oregonian must have been dissem
inating false information in order to influence the elec
tion, or Mr. Buck, seeing the futility of waiting until
Hughes was elected, concluded to build the mill at once
and thus participate in the Wilson boom which is cover
ing the entire country with the mantle of "prosperity and
Senator Jones in his speech here Tuesday night said:
"I would have taken the army into Mexico and estab
lished peace." That is just what President Wilson has
done, taken the army into Mexico and established peace
along the border. That is the only peace this country has
a right to establish. To undertake to establish peace in
Mexico would mean taking f omble possession of the
ennntvv nrwl fldmlnistprinp our laws there. This of
course would mean war. So what Senator Jones would
have done, would have been to make war on Mexico.
The railroad companies were not fortunate in select
ing a mouthpiece to voice their complaints when their
choice fell on Samuel O. Dunn, editor of the Railway Age
Gazette. Mr. Dunn shows himself a special pleader from
the start, and from the first page of his pamphlet which
is sickening in its fawning subservience to the great
corporations lor which he spoke, he resorts to the most
barefaced pettifogging. There is hardly any matter con
nected with the case that is not stated incorrectly and
without regard for the truth, unless it is put in a mislead
ing way, and is attempted to be passed on to the public as
the whole truth, when, while the language is true, the
effect of that language is false and misleading. One ex
ample will suffice to show this. Speaking for the roads
and accusing the railroadmen of conspiracy in restraint
of trade while at the same time condemning the pres
ident, he says: "The railroad managements repeatedly
offered to arbitrate all the matters in controversy." Now
that statement is true in letter and yet it is not the truth
about the strike situation. The railroads offered to sub
mit all the matters in controversy to arbitration, but they
also demanded that all matters that had been in dispute
for years back and which had long ago been settled should
be included in the matters submitted. It was true they
offered to submit all matters in controversy, but the
eminent pettifogger did not state that they insisted on
submitting dozens of other things which were not in con
troversy at all and which had been settled years ago. The
roads demanded that the men give up all they had wrung
from them in years gone by and submit all these old
things to arbitration. This is one of dozens of just such
misleading statements made by the roads' hired man,
who assassinates Truth in doing the bidding' of his big,
Fuctionnlisni in Wisconsin is not injuring republican chances of success
us in ii-li as has been reported, says State Chairman George A. West. "The
situation in Wisconsin is much better than has been generally reported," he
savs. "We will carry the statu for Hughe by $,"10,001)." Eugene Register,
The fellow who mailed that information out to the
loyal party press was probably thinking of the size of
some of the checks he had sent into Wisconsin when he
estimated this majority. To carry a state by $50,000 is
not such an unusual thing but the amount shows that
the Hughes managers are pikers compared with one
Marcus Aurelius Hanna in those good old days of Mc-
Kinleyism and high protection to the industries that
came through with the campaign funds.
The railroad managers should take heart from the
Oregonian which says that instead of tke -railroads being
compelled to pay more for labor that the eight hour law
will require the men to work longer to earn the same
money. That is the roads will not have to pay them so
much wages. According to this the roads are for once
philanthropic and are groaning because they , have their
expenses reduced. If the Oregonian is correct the roads
would not be sending out their wails so abundantly, in
fact would wipe their weeping eyes and try to smile.
Republican arguments for Hughes should be censored so
as to at least not refute each other if they cannot be made
to harmonize.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 1863
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The republican campaign managers are sending to
voters a pamphlet entitled, "Hughes or Wilson," with
the further cover announcement that this is "the view
point of a college man." This ought to settle it. When
the farmers and laborers of the country are told how
they should vote, and this by a college man, qualified by
education and experience at hard work to do their think
ing for them, they should flock to the polls and be thank
ful for the generous advice.
Repeated torpedoing of Norwegian ships while the
submarine trouble between Germany and Norway has
about reached a crisis, has brought those countries to the
vpvo-p nf war. Germany's Drotest aeainst the Norwegian
decree, barring submarines from Norwegian waters is
practically an ultimatum. It is possible, if not probable,
that Norway may soon be numbered among Germany's
avowed enemies.
Bunny Brief, the Bee slugger, broke Ping Bodie's
record for home runs in the Pacific Coast League yester
day when he sent the ball over the fence and ambled
around the bases for the thirty-first time this season.
He made the record breaking run at Salt Lake, and like
Steel and other stocks, still higher records are possible.
While Mr. Hughes' statements are a little vague and
he is given to rambling in his speeches, it would seem
tVint Vip Is pnripnvnrinr? to make the country believe that
he would be as good a president for the next four years
as Wilson has been during his term of office.
Colonel Roosevelt when expressing his supreme con
tempt for President Wilson invariably compares him to
a woman, is being a woman really the coionei s iaea oi
being the lowest thing on earth? It would seem so from
his comparisons.
The meanest thing the. Wilson men have done to their
opponents in this issue is to steal their "full dinner pail"
Maybe-its the tin cans that makes old High Cost of
Living hump himself. Most small boys can vouch for
the fact that they have this effect on a dog.
The Medford Sun had a cartoon recently showing a
farmer looking at the - price of wheat and bread and
blaming the Wilson administration for it. Fancy a farm
er kicking because wheat was high, and that for once he
was really getting something out of the high cost of
RippHnf Rhumbs'
S W5MI HctfOn
A man comes in where I am toiling, to keep
the pot at home a-boiling. He sees the
sign, "Be brief I'm busy," but he is fatu
ous and dizzy. Time on his hands is heavy
hanging, and he is fond of vain harangu
ing. He talks of Europe's battles gory, or
tells a long bewhiskered story, until I take
him by the galways and push him down the
stairs and hallways. And to the office boy
I mutter, "I left that old gun in the gutter.
If you would earn your weekly pittance,
you'll see he no more has admittance." How
welcome is the man who enters our offices or business
centers, as though he knew our time's worth money, who
has no chestnuts labeled "funny," who springs no weari
some orations .about the foreign warrjng nations! He
gets right down to crucial matters, nor for a minute
yawps or chatters of things which cut no grass or clover,
but hastes to get his business over. We all admire this
fellow greatly, admire his manner, calm and stately, ad
mire his tact and princely carriage; we'd let him have our
aunt in marriage.
frtiiJtnt American Society fir Thrift
L '"""Jit '
The college
is one of the
best places to
exercise fru
gality. Here
there are
strong temp
tations for
'money spend
ing, and the
youth who is
strong minded
enough to
save during
his university
days will,
without doubt,
be a successful man when he enters
the great world of affairs. Some of
our most successful Americans
worked their way through college,
and it Is interesting to note what is
being done along this line. A notable
instance of heroic thrift comes from
the University of Arkansas, located
In that portion of the United States
where thrift is particularly necessary.
Almost one half of the men and a
somewhat smaller' per cent of the
women enrolled in the State Univer
sity of Arkansas- are supporting
themselves in whole or in part. There
Is a student labor fund appropriated
by the Legislature, and students are
employed to do all university work
which can be done efficiently. More
than 130 boys and girls last year per
formed such services as janitor work.
cleaning up the campus, stenography i
and typewriting, and various oilier !
forms of manual labor. University
dormitories also employ many stu- !
jdents as waiters, dish-washers, jani- i
tors, etc. Many of the girls obtained ,
employment in Fayetteville doing
household work for their board and
One instance of much interest was
that of the Potter family, of live
brothers and sisters, from Arkansas
County, who graduated in the same
class two years ago. This family
kept a set of books during their four
years in Favctteville and spent on an
average of $160 per year, all of which
they earned themselves. Another
young man not only worked his way
through college during the four years,
but had $50 in the bank when lie
graduated. :
Joseph W. Bell, a St. Louis mil
lionaire, recently celebrated his 90tli
birthday by retiring from active par
ticipation in many big business proj
ects. He gives advice thus to those
who would be successful: "Hake it
a point to deposit something in the
bank every week. Start with $1 if
nothing more and add to it as you
can. Women are the best savers,
they put away two-thirds of all the
money that is saved.- When a hus
band opens an account in her name
he may be pretty sure some of the
money will he put away, instead -(
being spent,"'
Summer Homesites and
Public Camping Grounds
On Marion Lake
Portland, Or., Oct. ST. District For
ester (icorge II. Cecil, Portland, Ore
gon, has just approved the survey and
location of two groups of summer home
sites on Marian Lake .in I. inn county,
Oregon, which can now be occupied by
the public under permit. The lots have
an average of approximately one-third
of an acre, with nearly 100 feet of
frontage facing the lake.
Though somewhat isolated, being 24
miles by trail from Detroit, the lots arc
ideally located in one of the best fish-
Take Tablespoonful of Salts
If Back Hurts or Bladder
Bothers Drink Lots
of Water
We are a nation of meat eaters and
our blood is filled with uric acid, saya
a well known authority, who warns u
to be constantly on guard against kid
ney trouble. '
The kidneys do their utmost to free,
the blood of this irritating acid, but
become weak from the overwork: they
get sluggish; the diminutive tissue
clog and thus the waste is retained in
the blood to poison the entire system.
When your kidneys ache and feel tike
lumps of lend, and you have stinging
pains in the back or the urine is cloudy,
full of sediment, or the bladder is irri
table, obliging you to seek relief durinff
the night; when you have severe head
aches, nervous and dizzy spells, sleep
lessness, acid stomach or rheumatism in,
bad weather, get from your pharmacist
about four ounces of .lad Salts; take &
tablespoonful in n glass of water be
fore breakfast, each morning and in a
few days your kidneys will act fine,
This famous salts is made from the
acid of grapes and lemon juice, om-
Dined with uthia, nnd has been used tor
generations to flush and stimulate!
clogged kidneys, to neutralize the acids
in unno so it is no longer a source of
irritation, thus ending urinary and
bladder disorders. ,
.Tad Salts is inexpensive nnd cannot
injure; makes a delightful effervescent
litlna-water drink, and nohodv caa
make a mistake bv taking a little occa
sionally to keep the kidneys clean and
ing grounds within t ho Suiitium nation
al forest and make an ideal locution
fur a secluded summer home or hunt
ing and fishing lodge. Scenicnlly the
lots have one of the very best locations,
with an outlook on the wildly pictur
esque country around Alt. JefiersoJfc
Three Fingered .lack and other cele
brated peaks in the vicinity. It is re
ported that i'aiiiv good trails branch
out from the lake to the principal
points of interest. The lake is stocked,
with cut throat trout from S to ;ip inch
es in length.
The forest service issues permts to
maintain summer homes or other similar
uses upon a nominal charge, which ha
been tixed in this case at from si.;0
to :fl.").00 per annum, depending upon
the size und outlook of the lots, Permit
tees are allowed the free use of timber
for fuel and free pasturage for a limit-
u number of stock. Timber lor con
struction purposes can also be obtained ,
rroni the torest without cost. Two kinds
of permits may be obtained, one which
can be terminated in the discretion of
the disrict forester, with the right of
apeal from his action to the secretary
of agriculture, or one for o definite
term of vears, usuallv not to exceed
fifteen. The latter form of permit usu
ally costs tho permittee about ifo.OO per
annum more than the former. The tor
est service is now ready to receive ap
plications ior permits on these lota
ami a map of them is on file in the
office of tho district forester at Port
land, Oregon, and in the office of the
forest supervisor at Albany.
Public camping grounds have bcoa
reserved on Marion Lake for the use,
of anyone who cares to have a tempo
rary camp there without taking out a
permit for a definite period. The use
of the public camp grounds is absolute
ly free, with free wood for fuel. Fur
ther information in regard to the lota
or the public camp grounds mar be 'oo-
taiued from the district forester or the
forest supervisor.
Tho "trench knife" is a new weapoa
of warfare, with a blade of about 15
iuches. It is used for fighting in the
trenches where there is no room to swing
a sworn or nayonet.
Wane Pliolpsr
One day I accidentally met Burton
Frauklyn. Clifford had evidently ar
ranged any business troubles satisfact
orily, and was again treating me with
neglect, remaining out very late often
not- coming home to dinner.
Burton walked along with me, and
impelled by unsatisfied curiosity, jeal
ousy, and iinhappiuess, I determined to
question him. I was encouraged to do
so because of his knowledge of the res
taurant affair.
- "Burton, who were those two women
with Clifford the other night Yon re
member he did not mention their names
when he introduced them."
"Haven't you founcVout yetf The
one with the dark blue dress was Mabel
Horton, a widow. I am surprised you
haven't met her. The other is a Mrs.
Gardner, Lola Gardner. She. belongs to
the same set. They are older than our
crowd so we are not at all friendly, al
though I have known Mrs- Horton cas
ually for some time. Mrs. Gardner I
never met nntil the other night I
wouldn't bother my head about either
of them if I were you. And if you are
the wise little lady I take you to be,
vou'll not aunoy Mr. Hammond about
"I" try to do as you say," I return
ed, but all the time I was wondering if
Clifford cared for either oi them, aad
that was the reason he neglected me.
L. O.
So that exotic creature was the L. G.
of the letter I had opened. The woman
who was intimate enough with my hus
band to call him "Cliff" and make
sport of his supposed devotion to his
family. My heart sank as I recalled her
beauty, the unusual quality of it, and
the fascination she had exercised over
me. If I was so attracted could I blame
Then I thought of what I had once
rcr.d. The husband of the woman in the
book had neglected her for a woman or
girl much her inferior. The author
makes her heroine say;
"I could understand it, perhaps en
dure it, better if she were more beauti
ful; more cultured than I. but to know
am neglected for one whom I know
to be my inferior in every respect is al
most more than I can bear."
But I could derive little comfort from
the other woman 's point of view. What
difference did it make WHOM it was,
what she was like if she stole my hap
piness t But as I remembered the dark,
vivacious face lighted with those won
derful eyes, I shivered. What had I to
oppose to such charms?
Youth an Asset.
Suddenly I remembered what Hal
Lockwood had said. "Youth is a wo
man' greatest asset." If that was so.
I had one thing in my favor. For L- G.
I had decided was at least 32 or 33 yeara
iiu, n iiuc i was iu years younger. Could
I use them as a foil nim'inst ho
nnd wonderful attractions f I made ud
uiiuu mm x wouia.
Had I known that Lola Gardner waa
Past 40 I Shoulit llAV Lun n trillo
fearful of her influence. Yet whyt Wo
men ui nisipry nave fascinated until
much older.
"I will show her!" I said aloud as
I walked along after bidding Burtoa.
goodbye. "I'll not let her fascinate
him if I can help it."
Woman-like I blamed the ' ' other wo
man" entirely. Clifford was hypnotia
ed, I thought, he liked gay company,
brilliant talkers, and my milk and water
school-girl conversation must often have
bored him almost to death. But I would
turn over a new leaf. I r.,i
studynot the novels and love stone
uicu interested me, but histories, and
the works of famous authors. I would
learn to converse; acquire the wit and
repartee of older women.
Little did I realize the task I had set
myself, or the discouragements that
would follow my attempt. To set one'a
self a task to please someone who is in
terested in its fulfilment is one thin.
To attempt something to gratify a per
son to whom you and what you" do is a
matter of indifference, is another.
(Tomorrow A Baby or a Women.)