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    Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
November 1, 1910.
Editor and Manager.
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
President. Vice-President. Sec. and Treas.
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messenger if the carrier bus missed you.
The Oregonian commenting on the high cost of living,
points out that we are shipping vast quantities of food
stuffs to the warring nations of Europe, although we need
them at home. It says in the nine months ending Sep
tember 150 this country exported meats of the value -of
$196,000,000. It calls attention to the fact that we have
exported wheat in nine months to the amount of 113,824,
817 bushels and also vast quantities of leather and
20,000,000 pairs of shoes. The things stated are un
doubtedly true. It adds:
"A prudent administration, thinking more more of the welfare of the
I'niti'cl stall's mill lens of the welfare of the Mexicans, would hnvo foreseen
this result of the wnr and would have guarded ng.iinsl it. When nn adequate
supply of bread, meat, shoes anil other necessaries is in question, the princi
ple of America first should lie applied. We should feed and clothe our own
Knple before selling to other nations. In these times of stress it is folly for
a nution to permit n few of its people to grow rich by selling the materials
needed to feed and clothe the rest of the population."
On what does the Oregonian predicate its assertion
that a prudent administration would have foreseen this
result and guarded against it? It intimates that the
proper thing to do would be to place an embargo on
wheat and all other things needed in this country. There
is no other way to prevent our products going abroad,
and in all the years since this country got out of its
swaddling clothes' no law has been passed guarding
against the conditions that now confront us. It was be
cause this country has always had more than it could use
even after the world had been supplied, and it was never
dreamed of that the granaries and resources of this great
agricultural section could be exhausted.
If an embargo is used to reduce prices where will it
stop short of being absolute? United States Steel has
raised prices of all its products used in this country, on
account of the demands on it for war material, and in
order to make it reduce prices it would be necessary to
stop its sending its products abroad. It would be the
same with practically every other, commodity; Then
prices would drop and the foreign markets being cut off,
hard times would follow. We remember an editorial in
the Oregonian during the Cleveland administration which
flouted the idea of low prices being benefiicial to the con
sumer, and asked "what is the use of low prices, if one
has no money?"
As Cleveland said it is a condition, not a theory that
confronts us and it will have to be stood as best it can,
until that condition changes. It is the result of the law
of supply and demand, plus a large fraction of downright
robbery on the part of big business, the interests and
speculators. The latter element could be eliminated and
conditions much improved by a law forbidding the selling
of anything the seller could not deliver. But to place an
embargo on food stuffs would be to throw the entire
burden of meeting the high cost of living onto the
shoulders of the farmers. Would this be fair to them?
An embargo might help the consumer temporarily, but it
would cinch the farmer, and he being pinched the balance
of us would in a short time have the bill to pay, and we
would be in no better condition by reason, of making a
man-made law supplement that of supply and demand.
At last the world is told what caused the dissensions
and bickerings amdng the Food peace delegation, and
why the armies were not" out of the trenches by
Christmas." Dr. Aked who has heretofore been looked
upon as the boss kicker of that party, in a lecture recently
asserted that the trouble came from Mme. Rosika
Schwimmer who wanted "to dictate the price of the
party's breakfast and the temperature of the baths." Too
bad little things like those should have pi-evented the war
being ended last year.
Colonel Roosevelt's date in Baltimore has been can
celled, and he will speak in Bridgeport, Connecticut in
stead. The campaign managers say he will do more good
there. What they probably meant was that he would do
less harm.
Mrs. Cuneo, of San Francisco has no kick against the
high cost of living. On this account a judge recently in
creased her allowance from her husband's estate, from
$100 to $:;00 a month. -
The Deutschland is back in our ports again and will
return to Germany with goods needed in the Fatherland
which American markets can supply. This is the truest
possible test of the impartiality of President Wilson's
neutral policy. The Germans are as free to buy sup
plies here as are the allies and there will be no discrim
ination or favoritism shown.
Hughes campaigners, some of them professional German-American
politicians, have been going among the
voters of German nativity or ancestry and telling them
what Hughes would do for them if elected president. He
would put an embargo on the shipment of munitions of
war to the allies, bring England to time for interfering
with our mail and shipping, and no longer interfere with
the unrestricted submarine warfare of Germany. Of
course, intelligent German-American voters have looked
upon these promises of the Hughes campaign workers
with suspicion and distrust, but there are others, not so
well informed regarding American institutions and
ideals, who have been inclined to support Hughes as a
special friend and ally of Germany.
Yesterday, however, questions from the audience
forced Mr. Hughes to state his position on the European
war more clearly than ever before. He declared that he
would put no embargo on shipments of munitions, and
would defend the right of American citizens to travel
abroad in peace and security a complete endorsement of
.President Wilson s policy.
This statement from Hughes will put a lot of workers
who have been trying to herd the German-Americans
into the Hughes camp out of business. They will not be
able to fool these people in face of his own statement and
the further fear that Roosevelt's influence is likely to
force Hughes into war with Germany at the first excuse
that is offered.
Candidates Voice Strained
from Enforced Speaking
Out of Doors
Here is a hunch anertt the high cost of living. Sam
Smith, of Columbus, Ohio, was so thin that when he
itched he didn't know whether to scratch his stomach or
his back, got a job as city water taster, having to sample
the drink once every hour. In a little while he weighed
200 pounds. Of course most cities do not have so much
fattening material in their water and it might not work
where there was less food and more water in the drink.
That supposed murder case in California where Ben
ton Barrett, an aged rancher confesses to killing his wife
and her son, grows more puzzling daily. It has been re
ported from several sources that both his alleged victims
have been seen alive since the day they were murdered,
and Tuesday attorneys for Barrett said they would
produce the stepson Barrett says he murdered, in court
at the proper time. ,
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Established 18GS
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The president's emphatic denial of the story repeated
by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge to the effect that the
president had added a postscript to his note to Germany
and subsequently removed it, should set that dream at
rest. 'Senator Lodge showed poor judgment in repeating
so silly a story on hearsay evidence, but then he had little
else to accuse the president of and had to manufacture
something on which to base an attack.
The course of true love got a jolt in Chicago Tues
day when the price of chocolates was advanced from ten
to twenty cents, and ice cream sodas were fifteen. "It's
on account of the war" say the pretty girls who pass the
dope out, and that is supposed to settle all questions.
Sauer kraut is selling at $20 a barrel in Cleveland
"on account of the war.
The Wild Man of Borneo need not come to town any
longer. A company is installing a telephone system on
the island.
? t ii'ti W hU
It is a pleasant thing to know that Winter
comes a-flying, and we shall have the
luscious snow for which we have been
cirrrnntr Snina ncnnla cVinrJa.. iitViqm Vim?
X - V 1 sPeak of this delightful season; they hate
iu utar cue uuzzurus suneK, ana mars me
brooklets Jreezin'. But I am glad to see
the sleet I keep ' my harpstrings thrum
ming, and clap my hands and wave my
feet, for wintertime is coming. 'Tis then
we sit around the fire, the whole blamed
bunch together, and tell old tales and punch
lyre, and laugh at stormy weather. We re
closer drawn in kinship then, than warm days ever find
us, the children and the whiskered men, and granny
perched behind us. Home life is truer when the storm
howls round the roof and basement, when our old sitting
room is warm, though frost is on the casement. So light
the lamp and bar the door and, keep the fireplace hum
ming; all other seasons are a bore, and wintertime is
coming. i . i
By Perry Arnold
( Tinted 1'ress stuff correspondent)
Sullivan, Ind., .Nov. I. Jf Republi
can Candidate Hughes follows his cam
paign uuviscrs' request a goodly part
of his campaigning from now on until
the. finish on Nov. 7 will be along the
Wilsonian lines. In other words he is
going to follow out the president's
scheme of " appearances" to the pub
lic. Hughes' friends renlizo the nomi
nee's voice has just about gone the
limit of endurance and cannot be press
ed any farther than the present pro
gram calls for. In the face of this
knowledge they nrc confronted with
appeals from every settlement along
the railroads which the candidate trav
els, for stops of some sort.
1 ne scheme decided on and whic h
Hughes has been asked to follow is for
the candidate to carry out only his
present progrnm of speeches during
four more days of stumping but to
"show himself" as much as possible.1
Hughes was up early utter Joaviiig
Kvausville nt S o'clock today and did
not miss showing himself to'iiny cross
roads crowds.
Despite his tremendous program since
August 1, Hughes' voice seems clear
ami strong.
Personally he is supremely confident,
but not letting that confidence lend
him into Blighting any audiences by
"sliding over" and speeches, ''
Here through Indinna, the strain is
particularly hard on Ins voice ns out
door meetings urc necessary because
no halls are big enough to take care of
the crowds he draws.
Jt was Americanism, tariff and false
prosperity upon -which Hughes planned;
to make his appeal to Indiana voters
today, on the final day of his cam
paigning in the Hoosier state. Toniglir
he winds up his middle west stumping
with a mass meeting at Terre liaute
and departs early in tho night tor the
final whirlwind session in .New York
state. j
As a mark of resnect to the mmnrv
of Colonel James Jackson, United states
army, retired, who died in Portland Oc
tober 21, the officers of the national
guard of Oregon will wear a knot of
uiucK crepe upon the sword hilt for a
period of 110 dnvs. hv nrdnr rtf tl.o on.
ninnder in chief through Walter W. W.
Wilson, major, inspector general's de
partment, uctiug adjutant general. Col
onel Jackson, who was well knntvn in
Salem, received hi commission as Sec-;
ond Lieutenant of Infantry April 22,
tfti;l, mid served continuously until re-'
tired, November 21, 1SD7. He was de
tailed with the Oregon national guurd
under spceiul orders of the war depart
ment in 1X112 and was on continuous!
duty until the timo of his death.
At the meeting of the members of the
Six O'clock club last evening at the
First Methodist church. K. Tt. Kintrn ilia.
cussed the proposed brewers' amend-
mem. alter vtinsiow spoke on "Pro
hibiting the Importation of Intoxicating '
Liquors for Beverage Purposes." Mr. i
Winslow claimed that a state has the ;
right to absolutely prohibit the Impor- i
tntion of alcohol nnd that this right is '
nunranteed a state cniiirrpsm. T H Vnn
Winkle, assistant attorney genern, also
delivered a short talk. Notwithstanding
Home Coming - U. of 0.
Nov. 2-4, at Eugene
Nov 4
at EiKjene
The Big Game of the Year
Reduced Fares on Sale
Nov. 2, 3, 4
from all stations
Roseburg and north main '
line and branches.
Return Limit Nov. 6th.
Ask local agent for informa
tion. .
John M. Scott,
Gen. Pass. Agt.
Portland, Ore.
I (lines) J
the many other attractions in the city
last night, the meeting was well attend
ed. On the evening of November 14,
Carl Abrums will talk on "The United
States in Mexico" before the club.
It sometimes happens that a good
man's conscience doesn't Keep him from
accumulating a million.
Senator George K. Chamberlain has
been making a good campaign for the
re-election of President Wilson.
Elgin. Or., is erecting a concrete build
ing for her sire department.
Butter Nut
After he had gone I returned to "the
piauo and played softly for another half
hour. As I allowed my bands to glide
over the keys I thought of the pleasant
evening I had spent, of Hal Lockwood.
Surely Clifford must have beeu mistak
en when he spoke of Mr. Lockwood as
a man who made love to every pretty
woman he met. He htul never attempted
to talk of love to me. He had been
most conventional, But Hen came nu
awful thought perhaps he did not call
me a "pretty woman,"
I jumped up and rnu to a mirror.
Yes, I WAS pretty, if bright eyes, reg
ular features, a good complexion and
wavv brown hair made a woman pretty-
Clifford couldn't have meant what he
said about him, or perhnps there had
been a reason, after all, why he had not
made love to me. Perhaps he thought
me too young; and felt like an older
brother or father to me. That thought
relieved my mmd immediately. I hated
to think it was because I was ugly or
uninteresting that he had not attempted
to flatter me as he did the other women
he knew.
I undressed and slipped into a kimono.
Theu I found au interesting magazine,
and cuddled up 1 it a big chair to wait
for my husband. He came in about 1
'I thought I had forbidden vou to
wait up for me! " he said.
Oh, but it isn't verv late. Clifford.
and I wasn't at all sleepy, so I thought
I would read until you came in."
"What time did' Lockwood go!"
"About 12."
"You must have proven unusually in
teresting to keep him so long!" he re
plied, a sneer in his voice. But I made
no reply, .
Clifford's Orders.
The next morning I referred once or
twice to the previous evening, to Hal
Lockwood- Clifford seemed singularly
uninterested, and with his manner there
recurred the question of the night be
fore. Had he a motive in leaving us to
gether? Before he finished his breakfnst he
suddenly put his cup down and said se
verely: "I want you to understand once for
all, Mildred, that I mean what I say! I
will not be spied upon by a silly' girl.
I have the right to go WHERE I please,
and to come home WHEN I please. The
next time I am out I want to find vou
in bed and asleep when I come in
That's all. But understand I will be
obeyed. ' '
All day I thought of what he had
said, and his manner when he declnred
he would be obeyed. I was not a child
like Edith to be told when I should go
to bed. I was a married woman, and a
mother. I would NOT obey him, would
not bo humiliate myself. Then I re
embered mv resolution not to allow
ANYTHING Clifford might say or do
make me waver iu my efforts to please
him. I would go to bed, and if I could
not sleep why I would pretend; Any
thing to make hira love me.
But eveu as I decided I wondered if
I should become that uninteresting crea-
'"l6-8 woman wi,h no ni'nd of her owa
because of ray desire to please Clif- '
An Invitation.
Muriel was going to give a party. . A
small dinner dance. The invitation had
just arrived, and I was so excited I
could scarcely wait for Clifford to coma
home to talk about it.
"Who's going?" he askel, as I shored
the engraved card into bis hand while I
"Oh, only about a dozen at dinner,
but 50 more nr rnmim. ; .i .
tosnpper. Won't it be lovely?"
i g so excuea. Tell me some
one whs is going."
"Oh, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Norville.
Mr. nnd frm P :.,,-. l r-i. .
t r ii " i vunon, Addison
Baldwin, and his witV. Leonard Brooke
aim us, are among tnose asked to din
ner. Then for the dance, there's Mr
Lockwnnd. M t-o TT,.,nri x , , .
v1 wu x looKea
I keenly at Clifford, but not by the flick-
ul rvnusn ata ne snow the slight
est added interest "and those nie
people you introduced me to one day
Mr. nnd Mrs. Barnes, and "
.ThTllatir:ill.d0'" Clifford declared,
111 go this time. I only hope I shall
not be bored to death."
(Tomorrow Clothes.) '