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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
CHARLES H FISHES,
Editor and Manager.
XvomliiT 21. ll'HI.
PUBLISHED EVEBY EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY. SALEM, OREGON, BY
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
L. 8. BARNES, CHAS. H. FISHER,
DORA C. ANDKESEN,
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WOULD SHIFT THE BURDEN
A movement has been started in San Francisco to per
fect and forward to congress mammoth petitions . de
manding that an embargo be laid on wheat and foodstuffs.
In other words to compel the wheat growers to take a
less price for their product than conditions and demand
cause them to receive. There are two sides to every
question, and in this case it is" simply the conflicting
desires of the seller and the consumer. It is a dangerous
thing to attempt to set aside the natural law of supply
and demand, for when this is done, the precedent gener
ally comes back in such a shape that those responsible
are sorry. "
If it is right to prevent the wheat grower getting a
high price for his product following short crops, or con
ditions causing extra demand, then it is also right to do
something toward fixing a minimum price for the same
products when conditions and demand cause prices to
fall to, or below, the cost of production. If it is right to
limit the price of the farmers' products, then it is right
to limit them against low prices as well as high ones.
Looked at in another light, the crop of wheat this year
was about 640,000,000 bushels as against 1,050,000,000
bushels last year. In other words the crop Was less than
two-thirds a.s large. That two-thirds of a crop is" worth
not a great deal more than the crop last year. It cost
just as much to grow and harvest it as it did the full crop,
so the farmer is getting but little increase over his re
ceipts of last year.
The conditions work a hardship on the consumer, but
the remedy proposed would simply remove the hardship
from him and place it on the farmer. When prices are
low and conditions cause the markets to be glutted the
hardship is on the fanner. Would it be light under such
conditions for the government by some law. to remove
this hardship from the farmer and place it on the con
sumers? Its a poor rule if it will not work both ways.
Then again if this principle is once adopted where will
it end? From the fortunes being made by auto makers
it is evident there is a great profit in the business: would
these same advocates of an embargo insist the auto
makers be forced to accept a smaller price for then
wares? Should old John D. be compelled to take less for
t,; rrocniinp? Shniild the wood dealers here in Salem be
forced to charge no more for wood this year than they
did last? ,
Tha fnnf ia tlmt. urifps can never be made to suit every
one. Naturally the grower wants high prices and just
as naturally the consumer warns low--- ones, n is sen
evident that both cannot be satisfied. It is a safe plan to
let all products be governed by the laws of supply and
demand. In doing so, however, the artificial interference
with this law by cold storage trusts and other systems
should be regulated so that what should be a blessing and
a boon to mankind, the art of storing products when they
are cheap and abundant and keeping them until periods
of scarcity, would not be turned into an injury.
A law compelling cold storage plants to make a state
ment every month as to what their plants contained
would help the situation some, and the time will come
when the government will perhaps be forced to take over
all such plants and operate them in the interest, of. the
people. Then a law forbidding the sale of anything which
the seller could not deliver would stop gambling in food
stuffs, and with these two things assured the matter of
prices for all foodstuffs could safely be left to the old laws
of supply and demand and none would need to worry.
Canada will import 10,000 war widows after the war
ends. In New York there is an abundance of war babies
now, especially on Wall street. If the widows should
prove as profitable as the babies Canada should import a
half million of them and get in the Rockefeller class.
City Commissioner Daly, of Portland, has set aside
the action of the city council in stopping the jitneys run
ning, and with his aid they are operating as wide open as
ever. Perhaps the reason-for this is that while he is a
daily the balance of the council are only weaklies.
NOT AN ACCEPTABLE REASON
The Oregonian takes certain persons in Portland
to task for saying at a meeting of the civic league that
the vote on negro suffrage was due to principle rather
than ignorance, and asserts that ignorance alone was the
cause, and that the voters were not intelligent enough to
understand the proposition. It may be right but we can
not admit it, for to do so would be to acknowledge the
voters of Multnomah county were more intelligent than
those here in Marion county. Multnomah voted to re
move the objectionable clause by a majority of 12,771, the
vote being ,i,vlb yes and 26,144 no. According to this
Multnomah had a handsome majority in favor of intelli
gence. Here in Marion county the vote was yes, 5,500,
no 5,907 or a majority in favor of ignorance of 407. The
comparison is bad for Marion county and the capital of
trie state where intelligence is supposed to have its head
quarters. It makes a bad showing in other ways for the
proposition lost in the state by the close margin of 143
votes. This shows that so far as ignorance and intelli
gence go, the good old state of Oregon splits 50, 50. This
places Marion county and Salem considerably below the
average in intelligence, a thing the Capital Journal will
never admit. It has abundance of evidence to the con
trary in the fact that the voters take the Capital Journal
in preference to any other paper, and do it in ever in
creasing numbers which is evidence of intelligence of a
high order and also of appreciation of the Journal's re
liability in all lines. No, some other explanation than
ignorance will have to be found to explain the reason for
the proposition being turned down in the state and
especially in Marion county.
Col. C. E. S. Wood is a . versatile gentleman and the
range of his accomplishments runs from lawyer to an
archist, or what some folks call that, poet, painter, poli
tician, author, public speaker, and so many other things
that they cannot all be recalled. Here is a new one given
him by a Salem young lady oh reading that the prisoners
wanted him as warden at the penitentiary. Who is this
"Col. Wood?" asked one of Salem's bright girls of an
other still brighter. "Oh, he is the painter whose pictures
you saw at the state fair last year. He is a fine looking
man with curly hair and you saw his picture at the art
gallery, don't you remember?" "Oh, yes, is that the man?
Why I thought he was a colonel in the salvation army."
Such is Fame.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
The appointment of Captain Murphy, to the position
of warden of the prison, it is hoped will prove satisfactory
to the prisoners. It is also hoped it will put', an -end to the
conditions existing there so long. The new Warden comes
to a hard task, for insubordination and ill feeling have
reached a stage where it will take tact, patience and firm
ness to get things running smothly again. The Capital
Journal believes that Tom Word would be an ideal man
for the place, but politics which really have no business
entering into the matter, forbid small minded officials
appointing outside the party. It is hoped though that
Captain Murphy will make good, for after all that is all
that is needed, no matter who has the job.
The county courts of Marion and Polk counties should
lose no time in getting together and completing the de
tails for the new bridge at Salem. It will necessarily re
quire considerable time to reach a full agreement as to
the site, type of bridge and plans for the structure, and
if these are all arranged in time to build the structure
next year no time should be lost nowT If the bridge is
not built within the next year the present one will no
doubt have to be abandoned and a ferry substituted for it.
1 1 i ' - t
Portland market advices are to the effect that New
Zealand is bidding for butter in the Pacific coast market,
owing to a shortage in output there. The next thing we
know the Chinese will be wanting to buy eggs over here.
In a Russian town in the salt fields many houses are
said to be built of salt. If a fellow got tired of his old
house would it be possible for him to get a fresh one?
A 1 .f. II a J " X -M
The snow will soon be flying, the snow we
love so well; in drifts it will be lying along
the hazel dell. The brawling winds will
grip us, and give our ears a biff, the morn
ing frost will nip us, and make our whiskers
stiff. But we who toiled and panted pre
paring for this time, are cheerful and en
chanted to see the snow and rime. And now
there is a comer to every worker's door
St-t the man who loaf ed a11 summer, and dodged
XjCJ& the use chore. The man who lounged
and idled, hard by the village kirk, and who
in anger bridled, when he was asked to work. In ancient,
chestnut phrasin's, he asks for things to chaw, for liver
wurst and raisins, for pumpkin pies and slaw. His kids,
in countless numbers, are suffering for bread; his aunts
are robbed of slumbers because they have no bed. The
same old whiskered story, you've heard for years and
years, told by a sinner hoary, with alligator tears! He
profits by your bounty, you give him tripe and tea, and
wonder why the county won't feed such skates as he.
(Cnpital Journal Special .Service.)
Stayton, Ore., Nov. 21. The city elec
tion is now getting some place in the
thoughts of the people. It will be held
early next month. Mrs. J. F. Wilbur
ajid Charles" D. Stuytou are the council
members whose terms expire, while
there will be the position of city mar
shal! and recorder to be filled. These
positions are now filled by J. B. Orier j
anil John Downing, respectively. i
-Mrs. Horace Lilly wont to Portland !
last Thursday for a visit to extend over!
Sunday. . j
.Miss Bnssett, who a few weeks ago j
became one of the teachers in the I
schools here, received the sad news
Thursday night of the accidental death
of her father at Nowlicrg. He wnsj
malinger of the Spaulding company's j
work there, was standing nearby and
was struck and killed by some logs
while they were being unloaded from
a car. Miss Basset t is expected to re-1
turn to her school today. Tuesday.
.Mrs. Carl Fryer, of Shaw, has been
visiting her parents, .Mr. and .Mrs. J. H.
Gardner preparatory to moving this i
week to Harri-sburg, where her husband ,
has purchased a drug store- Tlmy left !
Monday for their .new home.
Mrs. K. V. Ferguson, of .South Salem,
was a recent visitor here. Mr. Feiguson I
will soon make a trip to California
when M rs. Ferguson w ill visit her son, ,
Hay, who goes to California, until the :
return of her husband. j
Juke Spaniel spent last Wednesday at
. L. I'arker, of Kugene, was a Slay
ton visitor last week for -several days.
Mrs. C'nruth, of University 1'ark, Port
land, was a recent visitor in the interest
of a lyceum course.
J. It. Lake was in Stuytou from Fox
Valley on election day.
The W. J. Hewitt family visited at
the home of Mrs. S. Lake on the Me-
hamn road, Sunday before last.
Kev. Mr. Horn, of Kugene, preached i
in the Christian church Sunday, this be
ing the first preaching service in this
church for some months. )
On Tuesday night the 1'rogrwsive j
party will meet in the M. E. church to '
make nominations for the city offices '
to be filled at the forthcoming election.'
The citizens party will meet, the fol
lowing night at the city hall for the
Mrs. Mnbel Mack went to Salem to Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Balch have re-
spend Sunday with her husband, who is turned from n short visit iu Po(tmIul.
employed tnere. i . , . ,,.
K. P. Hutton. the anti-saloon mnn of ' E. Thompson, of Corvallis, was a
T,.tionJ u v. j.. Arn.nj;t uoima ousiness visitor r naay nner-
church Sunday Ainht. said that if the noon. - Mr- Thompson was formerly
Children Cry for Fletcher's
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and vhich lias been
iu use for over SO years, bits borne the signature o
uu iias uceii .initio wiucr ins per
sonal supervision since its inlnnoy.
Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and '.Tust-as-trood " arc but
Experiments that trh'lo with and rntlunprcr the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine, nor other Narcotie
substance. Its ftgc is its guarantee. It destroys AYornm
and allays Fcvcri.sliiie.s8. . I'or more than thirty years it
lias been iu constant use for the relief of Constipation, '' "
Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
" Diarrha-a. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels,
assimilates the Food, riving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
I Bears the Signature of
In Use For Over 30 Years
The Kind, You Have Always Bought
TM( crNTmin CON
UNV. NEW YORK CITV.
Dallas Local News
nation was not dry in four years leader-
; citizen of Dallas.
Charles Bilycu was called to Portland
ship of the world would pass to the yel-1 .v mlrlt'8 ""CB w8 "T" -V
low race. Ho said that the drys of j " ei neln? on account ot the illi
Oregon would urge the legislature at the son- 1 v .
coming session to memoralize congress , J- c- V?; ? or r,t.v
to nut the matter of a drv nation nil ' "enF 01 De -01a0D- "" st(mvi "as '
to the states and would-aiso urge the j a as thls W"' 8 visit to th
tfiislatuV to mcmoralizB Congress to " accompanied ry
n,.s a law Wrintr rhn use of the mails A- tr0!,t! f Portland.
ro iiew-spnprrs unu magazines carryjng
JC H. Titus is in Portland.
A little niece of Miss Ida Williams is
visiting here from Portland.
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HFAn STHPFFn CPHM
I CATARRH OR A COLD
T Says Cream Applied In Nostrils
I Opens Air Passages Right Up.
TnMlAlAi ....... A A A ... ... ... ... ... .... ..
Instant relief no waiting. Tour clog
ged nostrils open right up; the air pas
sages of your head clear and ypu 'can
breathe freely. No more hawking, snuf
fing, blowing, headache, dryness. No
struggling for breath at night; your
cold or catarrh disappears. '
(let a small bottle of Ely's Cream
Halm from your druggist now. Apply
a little of this fragrant, antiseptic,
healing cream in your nostrils. It pen
etrates through every nir pasMge of
the head, soothes the inflamed or swol
len mucous membrane and relief comes
It's jusj fine. Diin't star stuf fed-up
with a cold or nasty catarrh.
Mrs. ti Talbott, of Hoskins, was in
Dallas this week a guest at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Hoy James.
W. V. Wellmau, of Portland, was a
Dallas business visitor Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed White, of Fall's City,
were trading in Dallas Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Pugh, of Falls
City, were Dallas visitors this week.
Mr. Pugh is proprietor of a loganberry
juice plant in the city by the falls.
Mrs. F. A. Koser, of Riekreall, was a
Dallas shopper Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Low, of Portland,
have been in Dallas for several days.
Mr. Low is interested in some real estate
deals in this vicinity.
Mrs. Frank Coad is in Monmouth this
week a guest at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Stump.
J. K. teurs, a prominent McCoy resi
dent, was a -county seat visitor this
Mises Irma and Edna Townsend, of
Salem, were ia Dallas this week guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Captain Conrad Stafrin returned Fri
day morning from Portland where he
attended a meeting of the officers, of
the third Dregon.
W. V. Fuller, representative-elect
from Polk and Lincoln counties, was a
visitor ia tbo the Capital City this
Boy Bremmer, of .Salem, was a gueso
this week at the home of Mr. and Mri,
(Capital Journal Special Service)
Cloverdale Nov. 21. Herman T'eet
and his daughters, Helen and Sybil -Peetz,
and Walter Woods accompanied.
Carl Woods on a motor trip to Portland,
leaving here Saturday and returning
..lit Hartley ' niece and family from
Aumsville motored over. Sunday and,
spent the day with Mrs. Hurley.
Dr. Staples and family were in S
lem Saturday visiting their Bon, W'ayiut
who is still in the hospital there.
W. J. Hndley is busy hauling cider
apples these days.
Carl Woods motored to Turner Sat
urday eruning tnking the high school
students down to the sehool party.
John Farris of Salem has moved ouo
on the Booth faTtn.
U. W, Ferris and wife and Mrs. J.
Farris were in Salem Wednesday.
Cuce in a while a lazy man looks for
work out of idle curiosity.
TRET tttii KM'ffil
How often we hear it said of a man
r wdman that "they were rundown in
health" which accountsfortheirpresent
sickness. . For that reason it is impor
tant that when you find you tire easily,
when your nerves are troublesome or
your work is irksome, you should
Strengthen your system immediately
wkh the blood-ennching, tissue-build- '
ing food in Scott's Emulsion which
Contains pure Norwegian cod live!
OH and is free from alcohol.
CHAPTER LXXXI. '
I waited a moment, then asked:!
"Aren't you going down with me while
1 have Dome dinner t" I
"No, I am not ging down with yon
while you have some dinner," he re
peated with a sneer- "If you want any
dinner yon 11 either go down alone or
have it up here. I am going to bed,"
and without another word he went into
the bed-room and slammed the door.
Was it ever going to be possible for
me to please himt I wondered, waa
there another man who would be to un
just t Then, too, I was a bit puzzled at
his attitude toward Burns Mayson, in
apite of what he had told me of his reas
ons for cultivating him. Mr. Hayson
was a very entertaining, attractive man,
and instead of showing any jealousy at
his very evident admiration for me,
Clifford wanted me to encourage it.
Father would not like it, I knew.
But he waa old-fashioned, and of couse
Clifford knew he could trust me.
At first I though I wouldn't eat any
thing, but I was young and healthy, and
soon felt hungry. So about 11 o'clock I
called the waiter and ordered a broiled
lobster and some other thing, and in
spite of my loneliness, and my disap
pointment over Clifford's not remaining
up with me, I enjoyed it. Why should I
punish myself by going to bed hungry t
Clifford never did inch foolish things.
A LONELY SUPPER
. Clifford waa snoring in the next
room, and I couldn't help feeling that
he had been right when he called me a
' fool.' ' I had dressed for him, and had
anticipated our evening together Bnt
so long as he did not care to be with
me, and hadn 't even telephoned, I might
have passed a pleasant evening with
Burns Mayson, instead ot sitting all
alone until Clifford came in, and then
been scolded because I had failed to do
so. Yes, I decided, I HAD been a fool.
Strangely I had almost gotten over
iny feeling Wf embarrassment with Mr.
Mayson. I had seen so much of him,
Clifford was so anxious should please
him. that I had all but forgotten the
episode of hi-t attempt to become ac
quainted with me bo unconventionally.
And I found myself thinking longing
ly of him; and regretting I hod not ac
cepted his invitation.
Then I thought of home, oY Edith, and
late as it was I wrote her a tiny letter
all for herself, and -another to Muriel.
As I finished her letter I imunnlunui
I what she had said abont Leonard
Bmoke, and added a postscript:
"Remember me to Mr. Brooke, and
tell him I shall be as anxious to resume
our musical evenings as he en possibly
be," Then thought, "He ie interested
in me, too, hy is it I cannot please or
interest my husband!" . . .-. .
Shopping With Mrt. Curtis.
It was a lovely afternoon when Mrs.
Curtis called for me to lunch and shop
with her. Clifford was most generous
as regarded money, and after a delight
ful luncheon we browsed among th
shops until almost dinner time.
I bought a lovely new hat, somai
gloves and slippers for myself, few
things to send Edith, and a remem
brance for Muriel. Then as we passed,
a counter in Field's where men's neck
wear wa displayed, I bought Clifford
two ties. It wns the f;r. tn t
ever ventured to purchase anvthine for
l.;m l T -J . n r . ." . n. -
uuuoi ii i snouirt nave a a
the courage but for Mrs. Curtis.
"Stop a minute, please," she said
as we were passing the neckwear dis
play. "I always buy Mr. Curtia'a ties.
He gets outrageous ones if I allow him
to run short," and she laughed gaily.
I had no such reason for buring Clif
ford anything, but I felt I w'ould love
to buy him something, so selected twa.
rather quiet, rich-looking ties, and took
them with me.
Mrs. Curtis left me about 5 o'clock.
We had had a verr enjoyable af ternooa
together, and I had promised to-dine
with them the following night if Clif
ford had no engagement-
"Mr. Mayson will be with ua," eha
(Tomorrow Clifford Prefers to Do Hi .
- own Shopping.) . .. .