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la the only newspaper in Salem whoee" circulation ia guaranteed by the
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- . CRITICISM OF JUDGED , -
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The imprisonment of a newspaper editor in Memphis,
Tenn., on a charge of contempt of court, is resulting in a
wholesome questioning throughout the' country of the
oft-asserted immunity of the bench from public criticism.
. The editor-concerned had published a political edit
orial in which he mentioned no names, but made a gen
eral criticism of political conditions and their connection
with the judiciary. This was taken by a Memphis judge
as a personal criticism of him. On the ground that the
editor had attacked him in order to influence a pending
law suit, he. ordered the editor to jail for ten days.
Whether this particular action was just or unjust
need not be discussed. Most of those who have comment
ed upon it seem to think the editor was within his rights.
As regards the right and duty of newspapers to criticise
the courts when occasion seems to require it, there is gen
eral agreement, but personally we have, in over thirty
years experience, never found any necessity for criticising
local courts, and we have found that as a rule only up
right judges occupy the bench, who sometimes make.mis
takesin judgment, but are never corrupt or venal..
' As a matter of fact, most editors who attack local
courts are trying to create a sensation and their course is
detrimental to the best interests of the community in that
they seek to undermine public confidence in courts by
making sweeping general charges of corruption that are
hapless " Tf thev are not themselves rotraes they are
bigger fools than anybody else, except the occasional
judge who now and then puts. one of them in jail: 'That
course generally makes a martyr of a man who deserves
only to be ignored. In this connection it should be remem
bered that such an incident started Senator George E.
Chamberlain on his long and triumphant political career
in this state, and it came about in this way: ' ;
Editor Kiser, of the Valley Record of.Ash.land, .'made';
some senseless and no doubt baseless charges of corrup
tion against Circuit Judge Lionel Webster of that district.
The judge, an able man, but very touchy on some matters,
ordered the editor to jail, but his ase was carried to the
supreme court and the sentence was never carried out.
Then the republicans nominated Judge Webster for at
torney, general, the democrats named Geo. E. Chamber
lain, making his entry into state politics. Kiser, smart
ing under his jail sentence, carried on a relentless war on
Webster, enlisting most of the country newspapers on his
side, regardless of party, and Chamberloin was elected
hands downand has been invincible at the polls ever
since tnat time. - -,-- . :- w
But the right of honest criticism of any Official, or
the judiciary cannot be denied, since that should be one
of the duties of an independent press. This view is sup
ported by Former President Taft, himself pne of the most
distinguished members of the bench and bar. In address
ing the American Bar Association at a comparatively re
cent session he said:
"The opportunity freely and publicly to criticize ju
dicial action is of vastly more importance to the body pol
itic than the immunity of courts and judges from unjust
asperations and attack. . . ' ; .
v;j "Nothing tends more to render judges careful of their
decisions and anxiously solicitous to do exact justice, than
the consciousness that every act of theirs is to be subject
ed to the intelligent scrutiny and candid criticism of their
teilow-men. . - , r. There are few men, whether they
are judges for life or for 'a. shorter term, who do not pre
fer to earn and hold the respect of all, and who cannot be
reached and made to pause and deliberate bv hostile dud-
lic criticism. - .
"In the case of judges having a life tenure, their verv
independence makes the right freely to comment on their
decisions'of greater importance because it is the only
practical and available instrument in the hands of the
people to keep such judges alive to the reasonable de
mands of those they serve."
! ; TRADE SUCCESS ABROAD r',:---
American commercial activity in Europe, is said to
be advancing on a large scale. Exports are steadily in
creasing. And in so far .as those exports consist not
only of commodities particularly deeded here at home, but
of machinery and other products. which can be spared,
and are, calculated to create profitable and permanent
loreign demond, the American public rejoices with the
The recent reports of present success in the foreign
field is said to consist mainly in the prompt delivery of
goods, and the dong credit given. ; The American export
ers are beating the Germans at their own game.
It is gratifying to learn that our exporters at last
are profiting by the lessons so long preached in vain.
They might have won the foreign markets long ago, to a
much greater extent, if they had' studied and ministered
to special foreign demands as they are doing now.
to your own mmd. Henestlv. You must
admit . it was purposeful. It was in
triguing. It was unworthy of a good
woman. And you would turn from nic
with repulsion, cry, "Liar,"" or Home
such if I should dony you that word,
Now, Sara Lane, you are old enough
; you are 'wise enough to kuow that
no woman can treat a man as yota did
me. Then pull aside your skirts daintily
and say, "Men ere hateful vulgar
coarse. . .
They, are none of these things if you
women' will give them an ideal lo live
for in yourselves!
You said, and weakly, that vou. dl6
not care for me. Why dia you not know
it In the beginning! IJ you knew enough
to ciraw me, a woman hater, out ot him
self, ..to you, their why could you not
kuow your own niind! That I wag not
your man? ,
Yet, I feel in honesty bound to ad
mit, that I do not believe you know your
Take time study yourself know
what you are. And be, as I know you
will be, a woman worthy of a good
If I did not under my skin, respect
you, admire you, I would not touch pen
to paper for you. 1 see you us a woman
able to do big big, fine things. Able,
J say.- I want you to do them.
' Bosido you, the petty flirtations of a
Dorothy Frazicr, the surface beauty of a
Constance Dwight, arc as nothing.
Be worthy of yourself. . ,
. . Yours, O. B.
"Dr. Bixby. " I bowed my shamed
head ou my hands. "I shall never," I
vow to myself, "lend another man on,
until I know myself. ''
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"A CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTANT"
NOW UNDER CONTROL
By Walt Mason
THE SUMMER OPTIMIST.
If man's an optimist these days, when this old world
seems all ablaze, if he can gayly sing and smile, he is an
optimist worth while. There is no trick in being gay upon
a spring or autumn day, When gentle breezes zip along,
and birds put up a gladsome song, and nature seems to
strain a thew to bring all pleasant things in view. Then
any man can wear a grin, the ends of which obscure his
chin. t But when the sun rays scorch your pelt, and all
your innards seem to melt; when after days that make
you weep, you go to bed and cannot sleep, and get up at
the break of dawn, all in,, worn out and spent and gone,
methinks it is another thing to beam around and smile and
?ing. I've never seen a sunshine gent who shone in sum
mer worth a cent. I know a lot of Sunny Jims who prance
around on buoyant limbs at other seasons of the year, but
they all wilt wnen summer's here. When they break out
with prickly heat, their words no more .are honey sweet; i
V'hen they are pestered by the flies, they hand us out noj
maxims wise. Like all the rest of mortal men, they cuss
and rant, and cuss again. .
Writing to the New York Times, "Ex-Buck Private"
threatens to go into the, tall timber and be' very hard to
find if Senator Borah and his associates bring on a war
with Japan on account of Shantung, to fight France on ac
count of the Sarre Basin, and to fight England oh account
of Ireland. He requests Senator Borah and his associates
to fight these powers if necessary and not offer only
words and depend uponTthose who have just been thru
a war. That is something about which the senator might
think a little, according to the Woodburn Independent.
An eastern editor finds consolation in the thought
that mansions in the sky may be constructed as cheap
ly as ever. . Which may also suggest the - only sure
method of escaping the high cost of living. :
We are all engaged in lines of business in which there
is little opportunity for over-charging. But my, how the
other fellows are profiteering!
There are some things even more expensive than
food. Ostrich feathers are selling wholesale at $1000 a
The longer the peace treaty debate drags on, the bet
ter the profiteers like it. ,
Salem's housing problem is becoming more serious
L ADD & BUSH
General Banking Business
Commencing June 16th Banking Hours will be
from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.
ft i fl 1 Ji Friuiklv mavbo brutallr. But, Sara
il liming A Husband! t ,o
O to hurt von, but 8 that you will take
heed. Ho that the next time you will
BY MARY DOUGLAS
A MAX SPEAKS
The postman brought me this today.
1 have pondered long Over it. 1 am
sorry and yet glad:
Dear Pars, Lane:
I wish that your uoto had been less
pretty and more frankly written. But I
kisnw you were sincere. Therefore I nra
goiug to write to you as I would to a
iister,. if I had one,
not break a man i life with your gossa
mer charm. With thoeo words I end my
Now it is man to man.'
You did nnt.lhouu to make mo care
for you. you sny--then why did you do
ns you didt
First Arouse my interest.
. Second Inspire me1 with a devilish
desire to know moro of you. '
Third Show mo as many Sara Lanes
as there are days in the week.
"This is all happenstance," yon say.
!., it was not happenstance Look in-
The Quickener Press
193 N Coml-over Gala & Co.
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Dallas, Or., Aug! 23. W. V. Fuller,
district fire warden for Polk county,
stated this morning that there are prac
tically no fires in this county- which
are not under the control of tne, tiro
fighters. The dense cloud of smoke
west of Dallas for the past several days
led people to tiling that the timber. was
afire near the "logging eanips in the
western part of the county, .v
Mr. Fuller, also stated that -the floss
from fires so far this season was prac
tically nothing as most, of the .fires so
far were small and confined themselves
to cither slashings or burned over lands.
BIG BEAR KILLED NEAR DALLAS
animal to such an extent that when
Volh arrived on the scene with a rifle
it was easily disposed of.
The bear, which from all appearances.!
was ii o'd one had but three tcct, one
having been taken, off by a trap evi
dently several years ago.
The boys intend to have Hie hide
tanned and made into a rug. They
have already been offered a fancy price
for the 'hide. . - ,. -
MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE
SENT TO MRS. CARNEGIE
' (Capital Journal Special Service.)
- Dallas, Or., Aug. 23. The Dallas city
council in session this week ordered
City Auditor J. T. Ford to send a mes
sage of condolence to Mrs. Andrew Car
negie inasmuch as the late Mr. Car
negie was instrumental in this city hav
ing a free public library.
In addition to building -the library,
Mr. Carnegio also set aside a sum' of
money each year to be used in. maintain
ing the building, 'i
The building which was secured
through the untiring efforts of Mra,
George T. Gerlinger is one of the most
(Capital Journal Special Service.)
Pallas, Or., Aug. 23. A big black
bear weighing 190 pounds was killed
this week on the farm of Henry Tocvs,
a short distance north of this city near
Ibk station. The animal was killed by
Robert Tocvs and Henry Voth, who had substantial edifies in the fcity and is one
Dcen miming tnc oenr ror several aays0f tne best equipped libraries in the
as it uao oeeii miming raws on ma, Willamette, vallcv.
prune and apple orchards in that vicin
ity and had eluded several hunting par
ties which were organized to hunt for it.
Young Toevs whs the first one to sight
the hear and fired several shots .at it
with si 12-gungo shotgun loaded wttv
buckshot, He succeded in crippling the
MRS PHOEBE HUCKLEBERRY
After a long struggle against the rav
ages of tuberculosis, Mrs. Phoebe Huck
olberry passed to the great beyond last
Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Wood-
burn ,aged 28 years, 9 months and IS
days. Four children were born to the
home, two girls and two boys, all living.
Funeral services were conducted at the
Hubbard Catholic church Sunday' after
noon by Rev. Matthew Jonas of Wood-
burn, interment in tho Hubbard ceme
tery.. For several years prior to hor last ,
illness, deceased had not lived at Hub
bard, spending' part of the time at
Marshfield. In addition to her imme
diate family, she is survived by her par
ents Mr. and Mrs. John Garren, broth-"
ers and sisters. Hubbard Enterprise.' .
BROWNE QUITS FLYINtt -
Lieutenant Floyd D. Browne and wife
left hero Tuesday afternon in his car
for southern California where he goea -to
settle up his business affairs before
coming to Silverton io make a perma
nent home. ,
Mr. Browne, since .receiving his dis
charge from the aviation service, line
been engaged.' in 'the' aviation business
froni a commercial standpoint, and own
an interest in -two ships now in California-;
also an interest in a ship which
was brought to Oregon by him a few
weeks' ago and was wrecked while ia
Dallas, Ho has practically consummated
Si deal for his interest in the Oregon
ship with the. other stockholders in the
Beaver Flying Corporation, and will re
tire from the aviation business perma
nently. Silverton Tribune.
$$ Don't let em Roam $$
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