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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
November 20. 1110.
CHARLES H FISHEB,
Editor and Manager.
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THE LEGISLATURE'S. PROBLEM
" It is a condition not a theory that confronts the com
ing legislature. The passing of the tax limiting amend
ment is the joker in the legislative deck that is going -to
cause much shuffling and an entirely new deal. Hereto
fore all that was required of the legislature was to ap
propriate whatever sums were necessary for carrying on!
the business of the state, regardless of what the aggre
gate might be. It is different for the next legislature. It j
must provide for running the state for two years at aj
cost not to exceed $0,689,181.59. The 59 cents are not
overlooked for in the final arrangement they will prob
ably be needed. The appropriation at the last legislature
for the two year period of 1915-191G was $6,:,10,548.67,
and this presumably was about the amount of tax raised.
Six per cent added to this gives the figures first stated as
the limit to which the legislature can go. ;
There are several items that will not figure in the
year appropriations, among these two amounting to
25,000 for Panama-Pacific Exposition display. Another
item that under the new national guard law may notJe
required is that for maintaining the state militia which
for the last biennium was $155,000, and for armories
Should the latter charge be removed from the state
there will be $180,000 velvet to be divided among other
things required. This with the added six per cent would
give as available, over the last appropriation the sum of
Educational institutions received for the last two
years, the O. A. C. $975,000; the U. of O. $064,602.04, of
which $50,000 was for buildings, and which may be
eliminated if no new buildings are required during the
coming biennium; and the Monmouth Normal $128,000, of
which $50,000 was for buildings. Eliminating these build
ings would add another $100,000 to the amount available
, for other purposes, or a total" of $G64,6:2.
Against this apparently available surplus there are
innumerable demands that will literally eat it up if they
are granted. It is probable there will have to be pruning
in some quarters to make the blanket big enough to keep
some of the state's affairs from getting cold feet. The
report comes from O. A. C. that unless the state increases
the salaries of the professors most of them will quit and
go elsewhere. That would be sad, but as there are others
who would gladly take the position at the same old price,
that need not cause the legislator to lose any sleep. The
number of resignations will not be large enough to inter
fere with the education of the state's young folks. -
If the legislators take the usual course it will be tough
on those receiving the smallest salaries, for that is where
economy always begins in state affairs. The janitors
will get the first reduction, if any is made, and the care
takers of the lawns will be a close secon'd. Then will
come stenographers and clerks, and after that well
there is never any reduction of salaries above the
At the same time the doing away with one useless
board would accomplish a greater saving than can pos
sibly be made by paring the salary of every stenographer
and clerk, in the state's employ, to the bone.
This is but a slight incursion into the realms the leg
islators will be forced to explore, and those interested in
the problem can find some interesting information by ex
amining the Blue Book issued by the secretary of state
for the years 1915-16. They can get an idea from that
where expenses should be cut.
The United State should take come steps to put an
end to the tong wars prevalent on the coast. The Chinese
have laws of their own which they execute in this country
while paying no attention to the laws of the country. The
fact that none of them will testify in the courts as to
their troubles makes it almost impossible to do anything
with them or to stop their murders in open daylight on
the streets of our larger cities. An act of congress mak
ing the taking part in a tong war grounds for the de
portation of the entire tonp, and in case the tong could
not be separated then of all Chinese, would soon put a
stop to the whole business.
CIRCULATION INSISTS ON GROWING
The Daily Capital Journal's circulation Saturday even
ing was 4,400and it would have exceeded that figure
had we been able to supply the demand.
Attention is called to these figures because it shows a
constant growth in circulation despite the fact that no
effort is being made by the publishers to increase their
subscription list. We have no solicitors employed either
in the city or country, and have not had for some time
past. The high price of print paper and inability to
raise advertising rates in proportion to the increase in
circulation has caused us to turn our efforts -toward
putting our subscription list on as nearly a cash basis as
possible, instead of seeking to make it larger. Notwith
standing this condition the Capital Journal undoubtedly
circulates more papers in the Salem territory than all
i other daily papers, published locally or in Portland com
! bined. "
( The circulation of the Capital Journal simply insists on
. growing and our advertisers get the benefit of it, al
I though as a rule they are unwilling to pay a proportionate
Irate for space.
Whether the hosing of prisoners comes within the
meaning of "cruel and unusual punishment," or not, one
fact stands out boldly above all the ' turmoil over the
prison management, and that is that some method must
be provided for maintaining discipline. The recent
demonstration at the prison when a howling mob could
hardly be made to listen to the members of the board of
control, shows that discipline is sadly wanting. Superin
tendent Minto says much when he asks: "What will you
"do when all humane measures are unavailing?" Kind
words will not render a mad dog harmless, nor will any
thing short of a ring in his nose and a pole, make a Jersey
bull safe to handle. When all kind and humane measures
fail to control a vicious man what can be done with him
except to use something - more forceful and less
Charles Harhmg Sued
for Damages by Auto
(Capital Journal. Special Service )
Dallas. Ore., Nov. 20. A suit for 2,-j
410 was filed this week by A. Sampspn, i
road supervisor of the Falls City dis
trict, against Charles Hartung, a cloth
ing merchant of that place for injuries
received when a machine owned by Jlr
Hartung and driven by a man in his i
employ run over and seriously injured
the defendant. The accident, which oc
curred on the streets of Falls City on
June 2 of this year, was, according .to
the complaint, due to the reckless driv
ing and inexperience of the chauffer.
Mr. Sampson also alleges thut the auto
mobile was traveling at a rate of speed
in excess of the traffic ordinances of
the city of Falls City. Mr. Hartung,
the defendant, was in the machine at.
low. of Salem, a prominet. attorney, is
counsel for the plaintiff.
Dallas Contractor 111.
Arthur Starr, of this city, one of the
contractors that has had charge of the
work in the Sour Grass country this
summer, was brought to Dallas Friday
evening suffering from an acute P.ttuck
of appendicitis. The sick man was tak-
to the Dallas hospital where nil op-1
erarion is thought necessary, t L. Starr
of Portland, nas in thetity when news
came of the serious illness of his broth
er and hurried to his bedside and ac
companied him to this city.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Rankin Riiaineso
Safety Deposit Boxe
A young woman of Burlingame, an exclusive suburb
of San Francisco, disgruntled because of a dog ordinance,
offered to sell her property there and made a special of
fer at a lower price to a negro, mulatto or Chinaman?
This with l;he expressed purpose of saddling an undesir
able neighbor on her old time acquaintances. They should
make no objections for whichever of these favored ones
gets the property, it will evidently;- be a decided im
provement on the present ownership, aJid' probably im
prove the neighborhood. ,
Thursday, November 23, is postcard -day, on which
every one is supposed to send a number of postal cards to
their friends and acquaintances, in a general advertising
of the Northwest. Western scenery, of course, will adorn
most of the cards, but it is suggested that cards showing
crops and industries be -sent in as large number as
possible. ' - iT
The tax limitation measure will surely sound the death
knell of some commissions and boards, and this will not
be an unmitigated evil. There are quite a number of
them the state would prosper just as well without Per
haps the special police force established for the protection
of game birds may be one to feel the effect of the law.
Colonel Roosevelt seems to have been utterly elimin
ated, for at Oyster Bay,, as Saxe expressed it: Silence
like a poultice comes to heal the blows of sound." It is
probable that in political history, due to the Colonel's ef
forts, the year 1916 will be known as "the year of the big
- " ........ "W H
The wrestlers and the fighters, and base
ball heroes, too, are boomed by sporting
writers, the whole long twelve months
through. But they are sordid suckers, who
for the boodle play; I sing the champeen
shuckers, who husk four loads a day! When
com is ripe and yellow, and keen the
autumn air, the active farmer fellow goes
forth to husk his share. If he shucks bush-
Dvy A els eighty, between the dawn and dusk, he's
A made a record weighty, and he can surely
. husk. His fame goes down to zero, and he
must bow before the shining cornfield hero with forty
bushels more! I've seen the champeen shucker, who won
a township fame, in his best bib . and tucker, enjoying
men's acclaim. He has no use for medals, no loving cups
he needs, and he puts on soft pedals when talking of his
deeds. No sporting scribe indorses, and no promoter
knows this gent who drives his horses adown the' long
corn rows, and beats the rival shuckers because he likes
to win they boostt he prize ring muckers.'who reek of
dope and gin. - "
CAPITAL JOURNAL WANT ADS BRING YOU RESULTS.
C!H.f Journal Want Ads Will Get You What Yon Wan!
Polk Comity Judge Better.
County Judge John B. Teal will be in
Dallas next week ami assume his'office
duties if the weather permits accord-
ing to a report received from his Falls :
City home Friday, Mr. Teal -suffered a .
relapse a couple of weeks ago and it
was thought at that time that he would
be unable to ever again attend to the
duties of his office. The judge, how
ever, still has hopes of fully recovering
from his present ailment and declares
that he will not resign from the office
of county judge.
CwvrUM. Hwty Bkcdn C.. St. Paul
KjX and one that has a ready ' H
A question often asked
and one that has a ready
answer in a check book.
If you own a check book on
this bank you can always tell
where your money has gone,
And, by reviewing your can
, celled checks occasionally, tell
where you can "draw in" a
little on your expenditures
More than that: If you ad
minister your funds through a
checking account with this
bank you will find it much
easier to accumulate a reserve
than if you handle your income
altogether in currency.
United States Nat'l Baak
i Member of
Federal Reserve Bank
New Suits Filed.
A suit, was filed in the circuit court
of Polk county this week by C. F. Cropp
against William Herrcn for the collec
tion of a sum of uionev.
Another action of the same kind was
filed by V. J.
Sophia Kssig filed a foreclosure suit j
against Ira Stubblefiehl this week with
County Clerk Robinson.
to Germany of Belgian workmen.".
Ambassadors Must Go.
London, Nov. 20. An Athens special
agency dispatch n.-serts Germans, Aus
trian, Bulgarians and Turki.-h ambas
sadors in the Greek capital have been
told bv the allies that thev must leave
' tucut said, Serbian advances near Ra
hovo and Tusin have been repulsed by
the Bulgarians. .
(Continued from page one.)
Cold Limits Fighting.
Berlin, via wireless to Sayville, I.. I.,
Xov. 20. Severe cold has limited fight
ing activity ou the eastern war front.
, accord intg to today's war office state-
. n,. ment "Progress, as planned," was r-
Eeports No Change. porUVa8 attndinjf ,he ArchUuke Carl
London, Xov. 20. General Sir Doi.2- offensive in Bumania.
las Haig reported no change in the Mt-
Love against George 'the country by Wednesday.
nation along the Somme battle front to-
Rumanian Attacks Fail.
Petrograd, Xov. 20. Frank admi-.
i sions of the failure of Rumanian at-
; tacks in the Cnmpolung region of Traa
20. i sylvauin, southward of Dragoslavels
avowal of the fact that th
plan of General Serrail 's army
twndff with the Kusso-Kuma
has been abandoned forever."
London, Xov. 20. Energetic pursuit
of the Teutonic-Bulgarian army retreat-'
ing from Monastir is proceeding, ac
cording to the Serbian official state
ment today, mentioning Saturday's op
erations. "Xews of the liberating of Moiinstir,;
the ancient city of Serbian Macedonia,
has caused proud satisfaction and great ;
joy in the Serbian army," the state
Berlin, via Savville. L. I., Xov
'New positions south of Monastir have ; were made in the war office statement
j been occupied by our forces without be- i.today. ,
was stated. However, tnat in the
region the Rumanian's had ad-
northward, capturing 100 prii-
man forces have arrived in the fighting oners, cannon and two machine guna.
izone." 1 1
i Along the Moglena front, the slate-j Try tie Journal classified nds.
he ori'Tinal I inK disturbed by the enemy," said the It wai
:my to'join i nt" offi08 statement today, dealing j Albesht
nian forces w',u the Macedonia front. "Xew Ger- vnseed l
Claim Allies Repulsed.
Sofia, Xov. 20. "Sanguinary re
pulse" of renewed allied attacks in the
Ccrna bend region near Monastir was
asserted in today's official statement
from the Bulgarian war office.
'Amsterdam, Xov. 20. The Dutch min
ister at Berlin, has been instructed to
notify the German government of the
"painful impression which Holland has
received as a result of the deportation
CASTOR I A
Ftr Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
YOU'LL LIKE IT
PURE AND RICH
SWEET AND CLEAN
- CHAPTER I.XXX.
I was very much excited over my com
ing afternoon with Mrs. Curtis.
"Wasn't it sweet of her to invite
me f " I said to Clifford. 1 She is older,
and then we are stranger '
"They are Yriends of Mayson's, and
so feel they must be decent to us be
cause of him," Clifford answered. v
I said nothing more, but I wondered
if they were VERY close friends of
Burns Mayson; and if so, if she, Mrs.
Curtis, knew of his attempt to get ac
quainted with met If she did she would
not have been so attentive, I decided,
and might have thought ma partly to
blame, and so not quite nice. I con
cluded also that he would not tell her
because of his own part in the affair. -
About 3 o 'clock she called for me in
a stunning ear with a coupe body, and
we had a lovely ride and chat. Then
wo went to a quaint tea room for tea
am) cakes. Before she dropped me at
the hotel we had arranged a day to
lunch and shop together; and she had
suggested a dinner at her home. '
Bums Mayson Telephones,
' When I reached the hotel Clifford
bad been in, but had gone out again.
He left a note on the bureau saying
he would be back for dinner. I dressed
THE NEXT DAY
carefully, then sat down to wait The
clock struck 7, half past, then 8, still
he bad not come, nor telephoned.
I was awfully disappointed I loved
to dine while the orchestra was playing,
and they stopped at 9 o'clock.
About half past 8 the telephone rang
and Mr. Mayson asked for Clifford.
"He hasn't come in yet," I told him.
"Do you care to leave any message! " -
"Xo never mind! it'a nothing im
portant. But have you dined yctt"
"Oh, no! I am waiting for him!"
"Well don't wait any longer! Come
down and have dinner with me."
"Thank you, but I will wait for Mr.
Hammond," and although he urged me,
1 persisted in my resolve to wait.
About 9 o'clock Clifford come in.
"Why in the world didn't you go
down and eat your dinner!" he asked
impatiently, when I told him I had eat
en nothing, but had waited for him. "I
had my dinner long ago."
"But you said in your note that yon
would be back to dinner," I replied.
"What if I did! you know I am here
on business, and should know enough
to eat your dinner if I am not here at
a decent hour."
"But I kept thinking you wouM
eome. Mr. Mayson called un .).
he found you were not in he asked mm
to dine with him, but I refused."
I explained all this to Clifford,
thinking my refusal to dine with lit
Mavon would nmvn w
- . i euro X wu
that he would be back in time to dina
"What tim rt; it V..... . 'n ..- .
---- viui upr nm
- jioout nair past S "
"What in tha nM j:j , r
fort Haven t I impressed it upon ye.
. . "' no 18 to me, and how
careful vnn w
- v .v ucp me wiia
himf I think that of all the stupid ww
mi?,I , T'" met you "are the stupid
v V 6 yMk'1 the eiver off
4Hcll0. triv m tannm CAQtl ft.. .
- - wua uuoi uu guar
pe when tha boy answered.
iio w,mea c moment, then as he re
ceived no answer, hi, nr. n .. .
"The next time Mayson Saks yon t
do anything, yon do itl" ho almost
growled, then took his paper and set
tled himself to read.
(Tomorrow. Lonely Supper.)