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DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OnBOON. TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1904
DAM" CAPITAL JOURNAL
BY HOFER BROS.
OIL ON THE 8TREET8.
"Tho proposition to try oil on tho
attracts of Salem is one that has 'a
sgroot deal of merit.
TEao clay soils, with somo sand and
Kilt .mixed Into them, more especially
rihe jfttot-solls, will be found to make
doe oiled roads.
XO. who have traveled In California
fauow .that the oiled roads on many of
tthelr soils make a natural asphalt
Tho wupply of crude oil is practical
ity amllmited, and worth from 15 to
25 cents a barrel at the wells In
SJakersflold and other places.
The expense of a tank and ma
chlnery to put it on the roads is very
SKraeiD, compared to other road ma
chlnery. If Toads are constructed and sur
faced with any clay matorlal, and
ctilled flrmlyi, and then properly oiled
fit will produce a good asphalt.
By all means give an oiled street a
KrliJ, a thorough trial. It Is high time
tibat 13alom. mode a trial of something
lia tills Jlno.
To sit still with dusty streets In
Uitmrmer and muddy streets In winter
'is suicidal aa a public policy, and Sa
Sena ipeople will do well to consider
anfl aict on any way out of that frame
of jmbllc mentality.
As a business proposition, crude oil
CBbnald 1)0 inexpensive, as wo aro on
rdre main, lino of the S. P. Co., the
(greatest oil road in tho world. By all
ancans let it be given a fair trial by
eclty and county.
WILL BE AMENDED.
'That the present registration law of
VOrBffxo. Is a useless Institution as, far
as the smaller towns and cities and
coaotry districts of the Etato aro con
cerned i conceded In many quarters,
smfi. there la not a little agitation in
tOre country press of Oregon, revived
toy the recent election, for Its abolish
ment, or at least for tho confining of
'its application to Portland, and per
Sinps one or two of tho other larger
-communities of tho slate. It was en
acted as a measure to shut out Illegal
voting In the state. Thero Is prac
tically no chance for illegal voting
anywhere In Oregon, except In a city
like Portland1; or, perhaps In Astoria,
where thoro is a considerable floating
Tpopulatloo. Country peoplo ro3ent tho
exactions of registration laws as an
Infringement of their rights, and as
ax uncalled-for and unnecessary on
"cnmhorlng of tho franchise Desldes,
'it Is argued that tho provision of tho
present law, which allows six free-
'VioldorB to certify to tho quallflca- (
Slons of an olector Is a lamo place that
servoa to often dofoat tho purposo of
tho lnw. Thla provision was made'
for tho relief of actual voters who
hero, but thoso things would bo
known and the resources of tho'stato
developed JusL-as certainly if tho fair
yroro never held. It is not necessary
to force- evidence of productiveness
upon tho tommorclal world. Every
where men aro looking for invest
ments. Everywhere men nre making
now homes. Thoro aro Jit3t as many
pioneers now In tho making as there
wero In 18C0, or in any other year.
They aro in Korea, Japan, tho Philip
pines, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Cali
fornia, Oregon In every place where
tho soil tho basis of all wealth has
"Tho growth of Oregon is based on
this solid foundation tho soil and its
productiveness. Agriculture, stock
raising, mining, lumbering are the
factors of production, and tho water
ways themsolvos great channels of
trade, add to thoso resources that of
tho flsherles. Resting upon these in
dustries, yet new In their course, and
with , vast tracts of timber, mineral
and cultivable land3 yet unoccupied
and unopcred for settlement, the fab
ric of tho state of Oregon Is still In
the building period.
"The Lewis and Clark fair will
prove beneficial, and should receive
endorsement from all sides, yet It Is
only a, happening In the life of this
Western domain. Just as the mid
winter exposition gained temporary
prominence for San Francisco, the
coming fair will draw attention to Or
egon, but the futuro of tho state Is in
no wiso dependent upon it. Natural
Increase will suroly and substantially
create tho futuro of tho Northwest.
All that serves to educato the Invest
or, Inform tho home-seeker and draw
attention from peoplo everywhere,
will asslstand accellerate develop
ment In every form, but tho futuro of
Oregon is w'thout these a certain and
credulity Impossible to the fakir with
We might understand how an as
cetic, to ail outward appearances
burning with holy zeal, could Inspire
a following, for slnco tho day of the
prophets men have associated spirit
ual leadorshlp with, asceticism1. But
the prophet who snuggles up to tho
fleshpots, who assumes tho airs and
habits of a plutocrat his is a Btrange
form of rollglous hypnotism. Ignor
ing tho basic logic of Christianity
the humility and penury of tho Di
vine Founder, who had no place to
lay His head nor coin for wayside
refreshment this modern "Elijah"
rides in his private car and spends
on his stomach "easy money," as if it
wero leaves of Vallombrosa.
Probably, if ho could afford to be
candid. Prophet Dowlo might tejl us
tho secret of his graft. We suspect
It might bo found In lovo of the super
ficial mind for over-lordship, particu
larly If tho over-lordship wears' tho
tinsel nnd practices tho mummery of
mysticism. Dowle knows how to
dazzle and awe with church "spec
tacularlty" and King Solomon poses.
THE HOUSE FURNISHING CO.
269 Liberty Street.
A GLIMPSE AT THE PAST.
Tho Seattle Star looks back over
old tlme3 and says:
"Soon thoro will be many sermons
and lectures to graduates, on the ap
plication of education to the practi
calities of life. Just a homely word
In advance to tho beys:
"When you go back from college to
your homo don't consldor that your
only relation to your father is to get
ns much monoy as tho 'governor will
stand for. Look at his giay hair, his
uncertain sto. his dim eyes, and re
membor In whoso love and' service ho
has grown old.
"You can novor.pay him tho debt
you owe, but you can at least ac
knowledge It before It Is too late. In
no way can you bettor show your
manhood, boy, than by proceeding to
pay In part tho dobt you owo him
anVl to her whoso toll and devotion
and sacrlflco have been tho furnace
Hros that havo mado a man of you."
A GRAFT THAT HAS NOT FAILED.
A. cablegram from Berlin In yestor-
dny's Constitution announced that
might llnd It Impossible to register J0"'1 Alexander Dowlo. tho solf-con-
Jurlng tho tlmo proscribed for regis- ,CS8U" o.ncarnauon oi mo propuei.
tratlon. and seemed Just, but when K1Jnh. hn arrive J thoro from Swltz
opportunity Is takon to abuse Its prlv or,amL- nml has tn,ca r00"18 latol'
lieges It thwarts all tho purposes of,""1 tho Vanderbllts at a cost
the law, aud allows anybody and ovvof 40 a ,,ttW
wirvlin.lv- to voto.AhlaiHl Tldlnns. I Tho Prlncoly tastos of tho Ovorseor
. of Zlon aro by this tlmo familiar to
RESOURCES ARE HERE. tho rending public. Ho docs not al
The Idea Is provnlont In cortaln clr- low his spirituality to conflict with his
vies that Portland Is tho vholo Btnto oplourean proclivities In tho least, and
of Oiogon, nnd that without that cltyho has conducted his theorcratlc cor
tho other portions of tho common- p'otntlon on such modern linos of pro
wealth would bo a v3t wilderness, motion that ho Is apulent enough to
Oneo In a whllo a country nowspapor Unugglo iloshpcfcs. Tho propheit of
sets up enough courago to remark , Imposing fleshly girth loft tho scone
that without Orogon Portland might of his labors sovornl moons ngo, fol
1)0 a vory wnall place. Tho Cottago lowing his wlfo, unklssed son and the
Urovo Loader aptly olTors sovoial vory .family strong box abroad, on business
Intoresting suggestions-, as follews: and pleasuro bent. In Australia ho
"Bused upon tho growth of tho city had tho tlmo of his llfo Indulging
of Portland, Its expansion and nccum- In athletic exorcUo, nnd It doos not
itlnting wealth, may bo mndo tho appear that his unsplritual avolrdu
statement that all growth In a com- polso was a material handicap to his
merclal center Is dependent on tho ostnbllshlng tho ovangellcnl sprinting
xrowth and prosperity of tho country record of tho contury.
Mtinoundlng nnd trlbutnry to it. Whllo Elijah tho second has boon
"I'ortland'a prosont growth Is but picking his tooth at tho palace hoatol
svldonoo of tho growth of Oregon, rlos of two continents and clipping
Not nlono from Orogon, howovor, doos Zlon City coupons botwoon sprints,
Portland dorlvo commercial benefit, tho faithful ho left behind him In tho
Imt from tho throo status which buy. model Industrial community near
nnd soil through tho channels of Port-1 Chicago havo boon reported to lie on
land trade. ThlB trade Is producod half latlons and holding tho financial
A WORD FOR YOUNG BRIDES.
There Is much cant and hypocrisy
about somo of the protests at girls
marrying too young.
More girls wait until they aro too
old, than marry too young, in this
day and ngo of tho world.
If a girl Is going Into a professional
career, or Into any other business
than becoming tho head and' center of
a family, ago cuts no Ice.
But If ho expects to become a wife
for the plain purposo of raising a
family of children, tho sooner she
get3 about It. the better.
This Is plain language but It 14
called out by this from the Albany
Mothers should not be In too much
of a hurry to marry off their fifteen
year old daughters. Five years on
top of that Is pretty young,
What Is sweeter than a young bride,
not yot hardoned by tho sophlsterles
of society, tender nnd trusting, know
ing only lovo for hor husband.
The unselfish lovo and devotion
shed by such a madonna mother upon
hor children, radiant with Innocence
and purity, Is a priceless benefaction.
.Girls married at 10, 17, or 18 make
that kind of wives and-mothers more"
often than tho more highly developed
and attractive women In the twenties.
This Is not socially orthodox but it
Is tho truth.
not only from established sources,
tout from tho Increasing crontlon and
illssumlnatlon of now wealth from re
sources now bolng dovelopod.
"It hat been romnrkod that tlio
Low-Is and Clark contonnlal will bo
tho making of Orogon. Why It
should bo the making of Orogon Is
tourd to Imuglno, whon Orogon la al
ready mado God did that. It ro
mains for mou to develop Orogon.
Tho Lowla and Clark fair will direct
tittentlou to tho stnto nnd what is
bag But It doos not appear that
their faith In tholr ovor-seor prophot,
has wnvorod for a momont, ns Elijah
Is thoughtful enough to send thorn
his poaco at blossod' tntorvals.
All of which Inevitably recalls tho
aphorism of a famous ovorseor of an
othor kind of circus, to-wlt, that "peo
plo llko to bo humbuggod." And tho
fact Is obvious and painful that a
vholo lot of peoplo are partial to hum
buggery In tho sacred nnmo of rollg
ion. Thoro aro no lengths of human
1 71 J Ask the first ten healthy men you
11 JO IVlCJl meet- They will answer, "We take
Keeps the liver active. Prevents trouble. Cures con
stipation, biliousness, sick-headache.
J O Ay.rCo.,
The Flower of Liberty.
What flower Is this that greets .tho
Its hues from heaven so freshly bom?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all tho sunset land. c
Oh, toll us what Ita name may hot
Is this tho flower of llborty?
It Is tho banner of tho free,
Tho starry flower of Liberty!
In savage nature's far above.
Its tendor seed our fathers sowed.
The storm winds rocked Its swelling
Its opening leaves wore streaked with
Till, lo, earth's tyrant shook to sea
Tho full blown flower of Llborty!
Then hall tho banner of tho free,
Tho Bt'arry flower of Liberty!
Behold Its streaming rays unito,
Ono mingling flood of braided
Tho rod that Hros tho southern rose,
With spotless whlto from northern
Tho sister stars of Llborty!
Then hall tho banner of tho free,
Tho starry flowor of Llborty!
Ollvor Wendell Holmes.
A very pretty line of Dressers and Dressing
Table, in Golden qattrtered Oak, Bird's eye
Maple and Mahogany fast in. You may
lOOK iuc uwiy t ,w r ,. jMjyu&rnjr
Recent aivals in China
Closets ptrts us in a position
to supply yot either in Gold
en Oak oi? Weathered Oak
Also plain o mittoted backs
The choicest in Morris Chairs, all finishes,
all kinds of cushions and upholstering. The
simplest and most sensible back adjustment.
Mission frames in weathered oak are among
the most popular sellers.
The House Furnishing Company
269 Liberty St. Next to Jos. Meyers & Sons. Stores, Salem and Albany.
Good Berry Crop. I
One berry grower got a check of
$337 this morning for 334 crates of
strawberries, netting him over $1.00
a crate, after paying all freight and
commissions. Ho shipped through
the fruit union, and his name Is A.
A (pilot houso, a quiet street,
A noodlo and a thread,
A 8cls6ors and a squaro of bluo,
Somo strips of whlto and red,
And slondor hands that deftly stltchod
Tho shining stars across
Twa8 thus tho flag of Llborty
Was mado by Betty Ross.
Though Father Tlmo has worn to rags
Tho ormlno robes of kings
And loft tho guns of war to rust
Among forgotten things.
Though crowns nnd scopters at his
Havo turned to dross and dust,
Yot not n brokou etltch has marred
Tho work of Botty Ross.
In statoly hall and lowly homo
This day its colors wave,
Tho sholtor of tho world's oppressed,
Tho beacon of tho brave,
Let glory on tho nation's shield
Among tho stars omboss
Tho thread, tho ncedlo and the name
And famo of Botsy Ross.
Minna Irving In Loslie'a Weekly.
Highest Price paid at Fry's
Drug Store, Salem, Oregon.
Parties desiring to hold their
bark for higher prices, will bo glv
on Free Storage at our warehouse.
Wo are tho largest buyers of
Chlttlm Bark, Oregon Orapo Root,
Orogon Balsam of Fir and Boos
Wax. Wo will buy for cash, sell on
commission, or glvo you froo stor
age. Wrlto or call upon us boforo
you sell. DANIEL J. FRY, Whole
sale and Retail Druggist, Salem,
I Gives Vigo, Life and Energy
and satisfies and pleases the I
We Have a Few
Left which wc will sell at
Ten Per Cent
Salem Gun Store j!
PAULH. HAUSER, J!
Bottled especially for Family use.
Office, 1 74 Commercial Street. Phone, Main 2131
8twB8Mff ggaf awaaaa"llt'
Modern Woodmen of America
Free Street Fair and Carnival
Salem, 0e., Jtne 27 to Jtily'2.
10 ibxcs- Tr-ccrm
DORA THOMPSON, World's Greatest High Diver. BIG FERRIS WHEEL.
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