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Editorial Page of The Capital Journal
CHARLES H. FISHXS
Editor ud PobHikar
July IS, 1914 -
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PUBLISHED EVERY ETKKINQ EXCEPT 8DNDAT, SiXKM, OREGON, BI
Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc.
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tha carrier dca not do this, misws you, or neglects getting the paper to you on time,
fetadly phone tbe circulation manatccr. thla la the only way we cau determine whether
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TUB DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL
Is tho only newspaper In Salem whose circulation la guaranteed by tba
Audit Bureau of Circulations.
STATE PRINTING AND GRAFT.
The taxpayers of Oregon know little about the state
printing office. If they did there would be no state print
ing plant, at least not the kind of an institution it is at
the present time.
The people generally, however, know very little about
the printing business. Even a report of the work done
and the cost of producing it would have a small meaning
to the average citizen. It is behind this fact that the state
punting graft is entrenched. Every dollars worth 01
work turned out by the plant probably costs twice or
ihree times as much as it ought to and much of the work
done also is unnecessary, simply turned out to give sem
blance of excuse for keeping a big force of printers, press
men, etc., busy at high salaries. These employes are all
paid out of the state, treasury.
Th printing plant itself is manned by the blind, the
bait," and lame-self-styled printers who have been or are
strikers for some politician around the state house with
o-Vi tn tret them into this asvlum for those who
have outlived their usefulness except in the petty field
of a union politician.
Every real publisher -and printer in the state knows
that the state printing office is a joke as a business in
stitution. If the taxpayers understood conditions as well
as they do it wouldn't last very long but the retainers
there are intrenched behind the fact that they do not
This was the institution that State Printer Lawrence
and his co-conspirator Sefton used at the. bidding of the
men who put them in their jobs, to attempt to close up
the plant of the Daily Capital Journal. Men who make
a living playing petty politics and preying off the tax
payers have small conception of honor and integrity. They
measure all things of this nature by their own standard.
They could not conceive of the great International
Typographical Union insisting that every member keep
faith with his employer, and observe the law of the union
to the letter. Men like Lawrence and Sefton have an idea
that a labor union is merely a thing to play politics with
&nd provide graft for irresponsible agitators. They are
the type of men who bring discredit upon labor unionism.
They are the kind of men who compel editors to write
editorials like that which appeared in the Capital Journal
condemning the activities of labor union leaders. The
safety of our free institutions depends upon the curbing
of such men, small and insignificant individuality, but
collectively able to do much harm, especially in a time
of war and national peril.
They were destined, however, to receive a jolt from
the I. T. U. when they pulled off their midnight conspir
acy to wreck the Capital Journal. They could use the
f.tate printing plant to give employment to the striking
printers paying them out of the state treasury but they
could not force the International Typographical Union
to break faith with an employer a conception of labor
unionism that had never penetrated the noodles of these
pin-headed agitators in their lives before.
The Capital Journal is still running. It will continue
to criticise Governor Withycombe, President Kerr of the
O. A. C. and other pubic officials when it chooses to do
so. That is the right and duty of a newspaper and in
this connection it might be added that the state printing
board consists of Governor Withycombe, Secretary of
State Olcott and State Treasurer Kay. They cannot
abolish the state printing office because it was establish-
od by law, but they might clean it up of useless employes,
put competent men in charge and minimize the graft.
The responsibility for its present condition rests
Emepror Wilhelm is reported to have promised to
harness the rays of the sun and set them at work for Ger
many as soon as she has secured the "strong peace", for
which she is working. If the sun's rays are not interfer-'
red with until that time they will have a long period of
freedom from German Control. .
Rippling Rhymes i
by Walt Mason
'Mid Colorado's giant hills I've settled for the sum
mertime, and feel the old ecstatic thrills, when viewing
spectacles sublime. I'd like to talk of what I see, of snowy
peaks, of wondrous dells, of crystal . torrents wild and
free, for all these things are wearing bells. But when I
hail some tourist guy, and try to tell him how 1 feel, he
paws the earth, and makes reply,. "We'll Whip the Huns,
I'll bet a wheel. The British and the French are tired,
they've scrapped so logn their legs are sore; at them a
million guns were fired, their feet are wet with Prussian
gote. But now our boys are getting there in numbers large
enough to note; their coattails flutter in the air, and they
will get the Teuton goat. Oh, yes, these hills are out ,f
sight, the raging torrents are 0. K., but when our boys
are out to fight, what price are hills and torrents, pray?
The Prussians fight with dragging step, they've scrapp
so long they're human wrecks, and soon, our soldiers, fu'l
of pep, will wind their legs around their necks. Oh, yes,
that vista is a peach, that landscape surely takes the bun;
but who would of such trifles preach, when we are out to
squelch the Hun" Ah, me, for some congenial soul, to
pass with me the summertime, to sit with me upon a knoll,
and talk of scenery sublime!
J The Woman Who Changed t
By JANE PHELPS
HELEN GIVES HER HOSTESS
LADD & BUSH, Bankers i
ALL THE THIRD LIBERTY BONDS ARE NOW
THOSE INTERESTED PLEASE CALL
AT THE BANK
AMERICANS HOLD THEIR GROUND.
The latest German offensive has failed, and failed
quickly and signally. V" -
The principal reason for this quick collapse was the
fact that probably half a million American soldiers bar
red the road to Paris.
It was the first time any considerable American army
has been in action.
. The Yankee boys have stood like a stone wall, and
General Pershing reports today that not a German sol
dier (unless a prisoner) remains south of the Marne on
the American sector. .
' This morning thQ Americans in conjunction with the
French have started a counter offensive; on a 00-mile
front and are driving the enemy before them.
Not since the American soldiers took their place on
the firing line have they given up a foot of ground they
once occupied, except temporarily to gain better position
for a smashing and immediate counter attack.
The Yankee soldiers are headed in just one direction
Superintendent of Schools Alderman of Portland ob
jects to being side-tracked by -the school board while his
position is given to his assistant. The school board
thought it saw a way to get him out of control of the
schools by creating a new job for him and making him
"superintendent, of war work." He purposes taking the
matter into the courts to learn, if he can, why with such
an abundance of material for any and every public job, the
board could not find someone besides himself to boss the
war work. It does look as though the board might' have
appointed the assistant instead of the principal to look
after the war work, whatever that is. (
Schwab says Oregon next year will build ships of the
value of $200,000,000. That should help the financial con
dition of the state materially as it means about $250, for
each inhabitant. Outside of the increased price for
wheat and wool, Oregon has profited but little financially
from the war. It is the congested section along the north
Atlantic coast that has felt the stimulus of the tremendous
production due to the war. Ship building and aeroplane
timber will help equalize things so far as our state is con
The house bill providing for the taking over of tele
graph and telephone lines during the war has passed both
houses and as the president desired it. it will become the
law within, a day or. two.
The wets can take another long damp breath. The
prohibition legislation goes over until August 26.
Rumors of Hindenburg's death are persistent, the la
test being that his death was due to a stroke following a
bitter interview with the kaiser. This is quite in accord
ance wth the natural sequence of things, for whatever
runs counter to the kaiser must suffer. Directly there
will be no kaiser, and the situation will be much improved.
The library was a massively beauti-
ul room with bookca-ses running about
three gido of it, and an immense fire
place. Wonderful etchings hung on the
walls. The furniture was solid and sub
stantial, bet so comfortable; and the
lighting, softly subdued, was fascinat
Th business was discussed for near
ly an hour, both Mr. Babcock and
George occasionally appealing either to
Mrs. Babcock or me. I felt so flatter
ed ami harry- Th -unusualness of it all,
was stimulating, and I realized that
I never had appeared to better advan
Sirs. Babcock had told us her niece
was dining out that night, for which
1 telt i: ice saying "thank goodness!'
It was so nice to have just the four
After they had fnished discussing the
business matters, they asked if I was
musical George did not wait for me
to reply, but at once said I had unus
"You will plav for us, then?" Mrs.
Babcock ticked. I, of course, agreed
not only because, I loved to play; had
not, I should have been more than
willing to do anything to please them.
Helen Delights With Her Music.
If the library had been attractive,
the dininj room in perfect taste I fair
ly held my breath at the beauty of the
music room. The baby grand piano,
the barn, and the violin showed a fam
ily of music, lovers. The daintycolor
ing of the rugs and draperies the pic
tures all were in perfect taste, per
As much as I loved music, as much
as I loved to play I never enioyed play
ing more than I did that night never
felt that I was mere appreciated. After
I stopped, Mr. Babeock took the violin
and we played a duet. Then Mrs. Bab
cock joined us on the harp. It was de
lightful. When we finished, they ex
plained that the daughter who died was
a pianist of wonderful ability. That
music had been their great recreation,
because they were all so extremely
fond of it. Then they asked me to sing.
I sang a cycle of songs, then the folk
songs of the Scotch. Mrs. Babcock was
of Scotch descent, and had spoken of
her delight in the music of Eobert
It was- nearly midnight when we
left, after promising to dine with them
once again before we went home.
"Aren't they delightful?'' I said to
George, as we drove back to the hotel
in their luxurious limousine. "I don it
know nhen I have enjoyed myself so
"Indeed they are!" ho heartily
agreed. "And, Helen, if I put that deal
over, I shall have you to thank for it.
They botli were charmed with you.''
''I am glad, if I have been of help,"
I returned, rather stiltcdly, yet thrill
ed by the thought.
Helen Brags To Julia Collins.
The next dav; as I was eating lnneh
Julia Collins came into the dining
room, and, as she did before, joined me
without being invited, or even want
"I looked for you and George Inst
night! I h.d some charming people
here to dinner. I wonted Dm to meet
them," Dho aid I noticed it was
"hivi'-' ahi. wanted, not "you.'')
'We dined wilh Mr. and Mrs. Bab
cock at tlinr home," I returned.
"You did!" her tone expressed sur
prise. Mio had not heard the. invitation
extended to us, the 111:1 1 in the gr.Il;
she had been too busy talking to
"Yes, ami their home is delightful.lt
is really gorgeous. Tho dinner and ser
vice were wonderful! We had music
afterward; they both pin- he ths
vionn, Biie tne nnrp, and''
"Of course, you shone if yon had
music." she said in a peculiar tone
'I don't know that I shone, but I
do know I was glad I could play. It
seemea to give them -so murh pleasure,
t sang for them, also, before we left.
Mio is Scotch, and 1 sang Scottish
"ioii must have had a nice time. I
suppose George was proud of vou.'
"I hope so,' then I chanced the sub
ject. I still wondered at her tone.
I After I had gone upstairs, I recall
ed the conversation, and blushed for
shame. I had done nothing but brag;
and Julia Collins, much as I disliked
her, I knew would not be guilty of
sich a thing. I was terribly ashamed
ot mvstlf and could only hope she
wculd cot repeat what I had said.
When George came in, I knew td
once ho had seen her and that she had
"What need to brag, Helen f I don't
think either Mr. or Mrs. Babcock
would be pleased. And it is very bad
f oi m. "
(Temorrow An Unqualified Success)
4 ALCOHOL-a PER CENT.
, SIIHilumi"'" v -
Mineral. Not ARoi.v
,i-tnfiit Remedy for
Constipation and Diarrhoei;;
and Fevensnnos a.
Loss of Sleep
For Infants tad Children.
Mothers Know That
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
THCCKimun wim nv. ww vonk ctty
TO THOSE WHO CAN,
i IT SHALL! BE GIVEf
The only wy lo bo lure of plenty
for next winter U to do a lot of
canning and drying this summer: Free
book -of instructions or canning and
drying may be had from the National
War Garden Unraiinn, Washing
ton, D. L., tor two cent to . pay
No woman is as old as she looks
just before breakfast.
Mayibe the man who is wearing last
year's straw hat Is jpretty wise after
all. He may be investing his money in
war saving stamps.
OLD AGE1 A CRIME
Some people aro yonng at 60--rei
cheeked, ruddy and vigorous. Othen
are old at 40 joints beginning to-stif-fen
up a bit; atep beginning to lag
ami lose its - springiness;' occasional
touches of pain in the Back, feel tircfi
without cause, and possibly a twinga
of rheumatic pain.
In most cases these are the danger
Bignals to warn you that the kidney
are not promptly doing their work oi
throwin? off the poisons that are al
ways forming in the body. To neglect
these natural warnings is a crime
against yourself. . If you have these
symptoms you can find prompt relief
in GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Cap
sules. For more than 200 years this ha
been the recognized remedy for kid
ney and bladder ailments.
GOLD MEDAL Haarlem Oil Cap
sules are imported direct from the lab
oratories at Haarlem, Holland.. Get
them at your druggists. Do not take a
substitute. In boxes, three sizes.
Are You One of Them?
There are a great many people who
would be very much benefited by tak
ing unairaierinin s laDiets for a weak
Judge Wolverton of the federal court in Portland
sentenced the secretary of the local branch of the I. W. W.
to one year in the county jail for violating the espoinacei"' disordered stomach. Are you M of
r,r TW ?0 cn, 1 liLl. 1' M. E. Searl, Baldwinsville,
. l,ia" io tu w wc iiiaAuuuia sentence VVIUCU Kali s, Y, relate- her experience in the use
be imposed under the law. If that is true; the law should 'ot. th teblets: "i w pe
be speedily amended: the limit should be removed, and
leave it to the court to mete out such punishment as the
aei oi aisioyauy deserves.
With 57 bushels of cereals for each and every person
in the United State in sight, there will be no occasion
for any to go hungry during the coming year.
with my atomaeh about six months ago,
and was troubled for two or three
weeks with gas and severe pnina in the
pit of my sitomai-h. Our druggist advis
ed me to take Chftmrjerkiin s TaWets.
T itook a bottle home and the first
dose relieved me wonderfully, and. I
kept on taking them until I was cur
d." These tabUita do not relieve
pain, but after the pain has been re
lieved nrty prevent its recurrence.
By AiNDIlEW P. CURRIER, M. D.
Habit-forming Drugs, No. 1;
Any substancs used In any way
to treat disease is a drug, even
though It may be ased' for other
Tea, coffee, alcohol, mustard,
prunes, soap, bi-earbonate of soda,
and many other things In dally use
In tho household, bave a medicinal,
as well as their ordinary economic
Hablt-formlng drugs may be per
fectly good and useful and legiti
mate for modlcal purposes, but they
often tempt people to use them un
necessarily and poison them.
People who are thus enslared
think they cannot get along with
out their dope; their will power
and self-control are lost and, sooner
. or later, If not cut oft in other ways,
they got fatal disease from use of
Frequently an overpowering dose
of the drug carries them off sud--denly
People are differently affected by
the same drug at different times. A
dose of morphine has more effect
on an empty Btomach than when
the stomach is busy digesting food,
and will take effect more quickly
when you are tired and sleepy,
than when full of life and activity;
moreover, If It is taken, to relieve
pain, more will be necessary If tho
pain is severe than If It is not
People are also differently af
fected by different samples of the
A quarter of a grain of morphine
made by one chemist may produce
the utmost effect desired by the
doctor who gives It, while half a
grain made by another chemist may
fail in producing that effect, the
first specimen being a pure drug,
the second adulterated or unsuc
Drugs are taken to Influence dis
ease or produce sleep or relieve
It is because they make you com
fortable or produce certain agree-'
able sensations that they alluro you
when they are not required medl
clually. Drugs ordinarily harmless, like
tea, coffee, or tobacco, may be taken
In such quantities as. to be injur
ious. Doctors, have often been accused
of laying the foundation of drug
habits; this may be true In some
cases, but in many years of exper
ience I have seen few such cases.
They usually come about because
people prescribe for themselves,
and particularly because, until
within the last few years, it haa
,been bo easy to get, from almost
any druggist, a drug or a patent
medicine which would satisfy tha
craving of the drug fiend. -
Quertlons and Answers.
. B. 1. What can be done fa
relieve nervout iniigettiont
2. My face, neck and thoulderi
are covered with pimples which I
believe are due to Btomach disor
der. Can yon suggest some remedy t
Answer I. Of course I can only
answer your question In a general
way, and would say that many
cases of nervous Indigestion are
benefitted by an occasional irriga
tion of the stomach.
I. Your condition Is what Is
known as acne. It may have some
reference to the digestion, but It
often occurs In young people, even
when the digestion is good. If you
will send a stamped, self-addressed
envelope, I shall be glad to Bend
you an article on acne.
ilrs. 7.- My baby, eleven months
old, has small vhite spots on her
nose. I, myself, am troubled with
blackheads and am wondering whe
ther she Kill get them from me.
Answer 1 do not think there Is
a relation between the condition
In the two persons. Your condition
is known as acne, and if you will
send a stamped, self-addressed en
velops, I shall be glad to malt you
an article on this disease. I should
hardly think that the baby's condi
tion was of sufficient importance,
to give It any treatment