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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
CHARLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
November 2. I!f(!.
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IT'S Ur TO YOU TO DECIDE
In four days the American voter will be called upon to
perform the most solemn duty of citizenship, that of reg
istering his decision as to the person who-shall be selected
to manage the affairs of his country for the coming four
years. He must decide as to what policies he thinks will
be for the best for the whole country. While there are
four candidates in the field from whom he can select,
there are only two for whom there is any chance of
election. Those are President Woodrow Wilson, and
Candidate Charles Evan Hughes. While this is true it is
still the privilege, generally the duty of those who believe
in the principles of Socialism to vote for Mr. Benson, al
though he has no chance for election. That makes no
difference, for it is the duty of every citizen to express
his, honest convictions at the polls,- unless circumstances
for a time lead him to believe that there is danger to the
country in the election of one or the other of the two of
whom he knows one will be elected. Then the danger to
the country should require that he for the time lose sight
of the political principles and vote to avoid the immediate
When the voter enters the booth to prepare his or her
ballot personal prejudice or liking should be laid aside,
for the casting of a ballot is for one . hundred million
others than the voter. The happiness and prosperity of
the balance of the people of the country as well as the
voter's own are dependent on the decision. In the elec
tion booth the voter is alone with his conscience, and there
the glamour of campaign speeches should be forgotten,
prejudices laid aside, and the clear cold result of self
communion as to what is best for the whole country
should alone guide his decision. The voter who so casts
his ballot or her's, has done all that his duty demands and
whether that judgment is right or not the voter has voted
right, for he has Voted as his conscience dictated.
In the present election the issues are indeed grave.
The civilized nations of the world, except those of Amer
ica, are engaged in the most terrible war of all history.
Up to this time we have kept free from it. It matters not
how or why, but that cup has been turned from us.
When this war started Tresident Wilson was at the head
of our government and has held that position during the
two years and more of struggle. His opponents laugh at
the claim that he has kept us out of war. If he has not,
who has? They say nobody wanted this country to go to
war, and that it was the action of those countries and not
our own president who kept us out or war. is mis irue
England has sneered at us because we have not gone to
war with Germany over her submarine activities, but she
has sneered because she was disappointed that the
American administration saw fit to be patient with Ger
many, realizing her struggle, and the new conditions that
had arisen ownig to the coming of the submarine, rather
than by flourishing the big stick and sending our youth
to redden with their blood the fields of Europe.
Colonel Roosevelt has boldly declared he would have
taken steps that would have inevitably led to war with
Germany. He says he would have seized the interned
German ships. Portugal did this and its act was fol
lowed by a declaration of war by Germany. This is what
Roosevelt would have done. Candidate Hughes says he
would have taken more drastic measures than did Pres
ident Wilson. That means that he too would have forced
the country into war with Germany.
Each of these gentlemen tell us that they would have
cleaned up Mexico. Do they imagine this could be done
without war? Do they think that such a war would not
levy a heavy toll of lives on the flower of our young
American manhood? And what for? It is a family row
down in Mexico, and while it is a nuisance to the neigh
bors, as most family rows are, it is not our privilege to
step in to settle it. Some Americans have been killed, but
not bv those for whom the Mexican government is re
sponsible but by bands of uncontrolled rebels. It is not
the lives of these that is worrying the big investors in
Mexico, but their own properties for which they would
sacrifice thousands of more American lives freely.
That shows how badly they feel about the killing of such
Americans as have been the victims of border banditry.
These are some of the things you will be called upon
to pass judgment on when you enter the voting booths
next Tuesday. You know what Wilson has done, and
that the country is at peace. You know what Hughes
says he will do, and if he means what he says the present
peace will ere long give place to war. It is for you to say
whether you want this change. It is for you to say
whether you indorse the performances Wilson or prefer
the promises of Hughes. It is for you to say this not
alone for yourself but for the other hundred million of
American citizens. It is indeed a solemn duty, for on its
performance depends the prosperity of the country, the
happiness of its people and perhaps the lives of thousands
of its best and bravest young men. Its up to you, the
voter, to say which you will choose.
The Commercial Club is making a vigorous campaign
to increase its membership, and is meeting with gratify
ing success. The club is giving its time and money in the
interests of the whole city, and should receive the hearty
co-operation and aid of everyone in Salem who is able to
contribute to the good cause. As one of the club's live
members stated the other night, "The Good Lord is not
going to dead head the city over the road to prosperity.
It must pay its fare." That is what it is after more mem
bers for, to help pay the fare. Will you do your part?
PROSPERITY UNDER WILSON
The following concerning the expanding business of
this country is taken from the editorial columns of the
Portland Oregonian of Monday morning:
"In September our exports were worth $512,847,947, or
nearly $:l,000,000 more than the August total. Imports
were $164,128,604, a decrease of over $35,000,000 from
August, and the trade balance in our favor was $:)48,719,
;4:, the largest for any month in our history. For the
nine months ending September, exports were $3,948,817,
159 and imports were $1,8:11,264658, a balance of $2,117;
5525,01 in our favor. For the year ending September, ex
ports were $4,971,945,883, imports $2,307,766 ;567 and the
balance in our favor $2,664,179,316. The prospect is
good that the year 1916 will show total exports exceeding
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000,000. As might be expected, the net imports of gold
have been immense. For September they were $85,713,
799, for the nine months ending September $2S8,458,006
and for the year ending September $456,032,344."
England is remarkably prompt in notifying Uncle
Sam about any of her vessels being torpedoed. She gen
erally manages to have one or two American sailors on
them too. She would dearly love to get America into the
row on her side, but she will be disappointed, unless in
deed Mr. Hughes should be elected. Under that condi
tion she might succeed.
The Oregonian insists the eight hour law was a de
liberate buncoing of the trainmen. That it applied to
only 20 per cent but really gave them nothing and was a
genuine gold brick. Then it gets mad and wants to know
whv thp wicked democrats neelected to bunco the other
SO per cent of the railroad employes, by not including
them in the provisions of the law.
AN OPEW LETTER
Salem, Or., Oct. 31. To. the; Now)
Vork Stants-Zcituiig, New York City,
Mr. Bernhard II. Rider, editor Dear
Sir: I have subscribed for your jour
nal and read it during the past 40
yours. was born and received my ed
ucation in .Moravia (where Oswald Ot-i
tendorfer came from), from LSofi to
1S73. and then came to Omaha, Neb., I
from the center of Austro-German in-'
telligeuce, graduate of an agricultural.
college (Moedling, near Vienna) to the
1 do not agree with Mr. Wilson in all
his policies in this war in Europe, but
he is the best man for the people that
labor with their hands and produce the
wealth of this country we huve had
since Andrew .lackson. 1 mean what I
say. The only objection to Mr. Wilson
and I wrote him three times about it
is that he should warn off American
citizens from ammunition ships, nml
that derinany has a right to destroy
ammunition ships on the sea, to pro
tect her sons on the battlefield. When
you scrutinize the Congressional Rec
ord you will laid that two tinted
States senators "who are personal
friends (union;,' some more) namely,
Senator ( hniiibcriain of Oregon and
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, voted
for that. Thev are just men and triendsi
of our race.
1 am for Wilson in this campaign.
He will be elected; the reason why.
you also should know; because he!
stands for America first, for its prndtic-l
ers and workers, not for its drones audi
absorbers. He kept this nation out of
this war. I Ins is enough tu absolve him
trom all Ins mistakes.
Now for a few words about the Euro
pean war. If you think that I am nut
"German," vou are wav off. The wav
my people withstand the assault of the
greedy, hungry pack or wolves is an
object lesson to all humanity. I never
have spoken to any respectable Ameri
can here who did not admire our race
for its qualities in peace and war.
They condemn our policies for furnish
ing ammunition even; they want Amer
ican citizens warned off ships carry
ing it. They admire us as citizens. How
about you in New York and the coast
there.' Wilson at the beginning of the
war advised numerous things as tu
how to conduct ourselves. Did your
money mud outfit do it.' .Who furnish
ed the coin to the allies?
You advise your renders to voto for
Mr. Hughes? Now, why? ( an you con
sistently with honor advise such a
course! Has Mr. Hughes ever said auy
thing that would or could be construed
to mean that ammunition business,
bond business, etc., should stop nnd
people be warned ott: Mr. Roosevelt
deserted his party of sincere reformers
to insure Hughes' election, with the
avowed purpose to have what; Why
war with Germany, to keep the ammu
nition business mid insure bond collec
tion; and with Mexico, iu order to se
cure tho holdings and profits, of our
American grafters. Can you deny this!
I an you ever torget why the iter
man came and still comes to America?
How dare you by your notions insult
the memories of Muhlenberg. Steuben
and DcKulh iu the revolution and the
hundreds of thousands thnt obeyed
with loyaltv and braverv in their hearts
the call of Lincoln and Douglas and,
later on, the call of Bryan to make our
government pure and clean .'
l A. ENGLISH.
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JOINS WEST AND EAST WITH A BOL'LEVARD OF
Tickets, reservation and travel service to suit your needs
upon application to
CITY TICKET OFFICE, Washington at Third, or WM. Mc
MURBAY, General Passenger Agent.
Vance McCormick, chairman of the democratic na
tional committee, says "We will win. The west is on fire
for Wilson." Republican Chairman Willcox says: "We
have put out the fire." Before this time next week we
will all know which statement is correct.
The New York World has discovered from reading
the editorials in certain newspapers and the speeches of
a lot of campaigners that Mr. Hughes is the only living
man who knows exactly how the United States should
be governed and he won't tell.
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Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Our forebears, whose bright shades are
soaring where noble anthems swell, while
here on earth did little roaring about H. C.
of L. Of simple manners, they went plug
ging around the mundane scene; theynhad
no wish to go chug-chugging, or burn up
gasoline. To Mother Nature they were
closer; they did not spend their brass, for
canned provisions, with the grocer, but
raised their garden sass. The barber
seldom saw their money into his cashbox
drop; when hair and whiskers got too
funny, their wives would shear' the crop. They went to
roost at early gloaming, tired by the toilsome day; you
! never saw our grandsires roaming along the Great White
; Way. They read no fiction, light and shallow, they
i sought no movie shows; they greased their boots with
: mutton tallow, and wore no underclothes. If they could
j journey back from Eden, and watch us for a spell, they'd
understand as we went speedin', our fierce H. C. of L.
WHEN YOU TAKE COLD
AVith the average man a cold is a
serious matter and should not be trifled
with, as some of the most dangerous
diseases start with u common cold.
Take Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
get rid of your cold as quickly as pos
sible. Vou are not experimenting when
you use this remedy, as it has been in
use for many years and has an estab
lished reputation. It contains no opium
or other narcotic. Obtainable everywhere.
WORKING HOURS SHORTENED
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 2. The lirown
Shoe company. Inc., lias notified its
HHUU factory employes that a nine hour
day basis of employment will become
effective Monday, with the same pay
thev have received for 10 hours former
THE JITNEY FRANCHISE
Cortland, Or., Nov. 2. A final effort
to prevent the jitneys from being forc
ed to operate under stringent franchise
will be made here next Wednesday
fcen scores of drivers nuil their
friends plan to besieje the city coun
cil meeting, demanding a hearing.
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1100 DEER KILLED DURING
YEAR IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
Koseburg. Or., Nov. 2. About 1100
deer were killed in Douglas county dur
ing the hunting season. During the
Inst two weeks the bucks have been
breaking into the open country and
big bags were made by almost every
hunting party in all sections of the
county. Two fine bucks were killed
Inst week withiu a mile of the Kose
burg city limits.
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THK AINTAUft HMMNV, NtW VOKH CITY,
.'J Jm Phelps
As soon as I was sure Clifford . in
tended to go to the party I hurried to
Lorraiue and gave an order for a new
"It's a dinner and .then a .dance.,",!
told her, "so be sure you make me
something appropriate. 1 want it, to
be particularly lovely because my hus
band is going with me,' I added, not
realizing how much 1 had admitted' bV
arting so pleased that my husband was
to accompany me; and so anxious to
be dressed to please- him.
My dress was perfectly lovely, I -did
not show it to Clifford, as I wanted to
surprise him the night of the party.
It was made of layers and layers of
tulle over pale graen chiffon. It look
ed like a bit of sea foam caught up
and fashioned into a gown. Slippers and
stocsings matched perfectly, and she
had also sent me a fascinating orna
ment for my hair. When I tried all on
the day they eauio home I could not
repress a little gasp of delight. Kate
and dear old Mandy were wildly enthus
iastic. "Yo sholy will inak' "em all jeal
ous." Mandy declared, "'cause yo'U
be the puniest one thar!" and Kate,
"Of course she will! '
They were ouly servants, but their
praise' was sweet to me. 1 knew that
they were truthful while they flatter-
ed. Of course, others could not be ex
pected to share their views, bgt I hop
ed that Clifford would at least admire
my dress me.
- Clifford Suggests an ' Allowance
Clifford came home rather late the
night of the party, and had so little
time to dress ,tjat ,1, knew he would
have no time to admire'mei So I dress
ed in the guest room, and when I had
finished went down' to th library to
wait for him. I put on my long coat,
and thought that I would keep mr sur
prise until we arrived at Muriel's. But
I had reckoned without Clifford, his
pride in my appearance.
"Throw off your coat! J want to see
how you ;look!" he ordered, as he
joined me. "O.ad but that! a stunning
affair! All right, come ou, we'll be late
if we don't hurry." ...
"So you think I look all right, do
youf" 1 asked as we drove along.
"You surely do. I can imagine that
dress cost a pretty penny. I shall have
to put you on an. allowance if you are
too extravagant. For a simple little
country girl you have pretty stiff
"Oh. don't do that!" I exclaimed.
"I never could look nice if 1 had to
count the cost every time. I only bur
such things because you like me to
look nice. I don't care so much for mv
self. Do you really like thisf " I asked
again, hunger for a little praise.
"Yes, nnd it is very becoming. I
shall be proud of you tonight." .
", 1 hope so!" I exclaimed. I knew
he would see many perfectly dressed
women, and was the more anxious bo
cause of it.
"So you do not want an allowancet"
he asked again.
"Verf well, but don't break m
with your fol de-rols"; but I knew h
was not displeased and so was happy.
The dinner was lovely. Clifford wen
in with Muriel, and he was so handsome
and distinguished looking I could,
scarcely take my eyes from him, al
though Leonard Brooke was beside me,
I was proud, too, of the way Clifford
exerted himself to entertain Muriel.
Usually he was too bored with my
friends to put himself out to be agree-
"Great little party, isn't itf" Leoa
ard Brooks remarked. "Mr. Hammond
seems to be enjoying himself, so sup
pose you stop watching him, aad talfc
to me. I feel quite neglected."
"Oh, i beg your pardon," I retail
ed, "I did not mean to be so rude, bot
Mr. Hammond goes out with me
seldom," I amended, blushing furiooa
ly at my admission, "that I am delight
ed he is enjoying himself."
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