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Editorial Page of "The Capital Journal"
December S. 1910.
CHARLES H FISHfll
Editor n Managep
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THE PINNACLE OF SNOBBERY
There is some discussion just now as to the failure of
the American youth to enlist in the army or navy, and the
Jaws are blamed. It is at least an open question as to that
being the real cause of the scant enlistments. Not long
since an exchange had an editorial on the treatment ac
corded a little bunch of marines ashore from a cruiser.
They went to a moving picture show, and while enjoying
the treat were asked by the usher to move and go into the
gallery, that others attending the show objected to sitting
fit 11 11 Tn fVioiv pvorlit- bo it. said thev refused to
move. They had paid for their seats,' were decently
dressed and properly behaved, and all the fault that could
be found with them was that they wore their country's
uniform. However, the usher insisting, they finally, to
avoid a scene, left the theater.. If such is the treatment
soldiers and sailors are to receive at the hands of the
public they are sworn to protect in case of war, is it any
wonder that the manly boy is backward about enlisting
in a service that is looked down upon by social snobs?
The American uniform stands, like the flag, for. our
liberties and our safety; and the American who feels
above taking off his hat to the one or associating with the
wearers of the other should be sent into Mexico and for
gotten. .' i ' ';
Now that Polk county has actually appropriated the
money for' the Willamette bridge at this place it looks as
though another year will see it completed. Marion coun
ty has been ready to put up her part for some time and
presumably the city of Salem is also ready. Now if the
county judges and other officials will get together and
agree upon both the type of bridge and the location it
will permit the starting of work on the structure early
in the Spring. If this is not done another year may pass
before the dangerous old bridge now in use is done away
ages for the alienating oi his wile s anecuons. in urn
poem has the lines: "The jingling of the guinea cures the
hurt that honor feels." It is evidently truth as well as
poetry "for the amount of damage due to the loss of affec
tions is always measured by the size of the defendant s
bank roll, rather than the warmth and depth of the al
leged affections. The same affections alienated by a poor
man would not be considered worth going to law over.
An aviator suggests that each city and town hang out
a sign of some kind so that birdmen can identify the
place without coming down. A number of them may re
fuse to do this for the reason they do not care whether
the high flyers recognize them or not. It is a safe bet
though that Seattle and Portland will each get busy and
comply with the suggestion lest some one passing over
might take the one place for the other, which would
make both mad.
Japan is patterning after Great Britain and is having
a break up of her cabinet. Some of the younger leaders
object to the present prime minister. Terauchi, because
Wis old and has no party affiliations. It sounds strange
to an American to speak of a man holding high office and
not being connected with any party, but then this is in
Japan where civilization has not yet got beyond the
realms of sense and reason.
A prize steer thirteen months old and weighing some
thing less than a ton was sold in Chicago Thui-sday for
nearly $2,000. Anyway the price was at the rate of $1.70
a pound, which is the highest beef has been since the
memorable occasion when the cow jumped over the moon.
Butter and eggs are both on the toboggan slide in
Chicago and as butter started first the skids should be in
good running order for the hen apples.
Republicans in congress are backing a bill to stop
election betting. We don't blame them.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
DORA 0. ANDKESEN,
bee. and Trcaa.
.$5.00 Per month
. 3.00 Per month
Everyone who has player cards realizes how hard it is
to remember whose turn it is to deal. It is this trait, or
failure of memory, that was the originator of the term:
"passing the buck." Among poker players in the olden
time it was the custom to lay a pocket knife on the table
and this was passed to the next man by the dealer,
so that when the hand was played, the man with the
knife wtihout asking that momentous question: "whose
deal is it?" proceeded to pass out the cards, passing the
knife again as soon as he finished his deal. In those same
olden days a large portion of the pocket knives had a
buckhorn handle, so the term "passing the buck" just
naturally followed. The meaning conveyed by passing
the buck, and the meaning of the term now, is that it is
the person's turn to deal to whom the buck is passed.
It has not only come to be a common expression but
also a common habit. An example of it is before the pub
lic just now over the argument about high prices. The
consumer rebelled against prices that were getting to be
prohibitive, and naturally the only person he or she,
mostly she, could complain to was the retail grocer.
Now the grocer was only charging a fair profit for his
work, and naturally he did not feel like standing for the
blame. So he "passed the buck" up to the jobber with its
palpable hint that it was his
he like the grocer was only
he paid the wholesaler, argued it with the grocer and
finding him "sot" in his ways passed the buck to the
wholesaler. The wholesaler was not the original pro
ducer and so he "passed the buck" along to the packers
of meats and canned stuffs,
makers, to the importers and
gathered up his stock. The
yet and the buck is travelling around the table. It will
reach the ultimate source in time, and then there will be
no more passing. Instead there will be a general reduc
tion in prices in some lines and then the buck will be
passed down again to the retailer who will be told to get
in and sell goods and build up a trade once more.
"I seem to be deep in disgrace; they're
shutting all doors in my face," sighs John
three or four chasers to chase. "Where
once I was welcome as guest, they split up
my coat and my vest, and bust me with
chairs, and kick me down stairs, and say it
is all for the best. Oh, once I was haughty
and proud; my diamonds were many and
loud; I traveled in state and was close to
the great, and looked with disdain on the
crowd. I handed down laws and decrees to
henchmen who got on their knees, to list to my rede, for
favors to plead and fawners were busy as bees. But
now when my visage appears, the people don't greet me
with cheers; and cabbage and sticks and; tomcats and
bricks are spoiling my hat and my ears. The people,"
John Barleycorn said, "are cutting out vintages red; I do
not see why they go back on old rye, unless they've been
counting their dead."
THE ROBINS COME
WHEN TOLD ABOUT IT
Salem. Or., 1!.
Mr. T. .1. Cheshire,
Dour friend: Sumo
S. Doc. I. 191(1.
days ago 1 no-
tired your query in I ho Journal, re-
guiding the robins and the suggestion I is close to oOoO. Thia figure was in
itial perhaps "thev weio all down to rived at after enis:il of the Japanese
Kiln XleMuiin'a." they were not, just .;,-,, j,ook wllioa ia printed by the
then, but thev evidently look the r . .
hund," and eame the' dav before Ti'l.anes.e association ot Oregon, in the
Tliauksuh inn. one hundred strong. II native tongue, for the information at
had not missed them until you said
ii....- , .... i i.., r tin, infill
that perhaps they had eaten so many
of our cherries that they had all died
I rather wonder where they have
kept themselves further north per
haps till winter weir.her drove them
baek. They are having a big time eat
ing the grapes that grow on the roof of
the woodshed which we did not gather
beeause the shingles are old and we
were afraid we would go through if
wo tried to get them. 1 do not really
love the robins they are so greedy
md when in winter time we put food t
out for all the birds the robbins drive
tho smaller ones away, even when they
are so full themselves that they havo
to walk sideways to see over them
selves in front. Last winter there was
inst one lone bitter quince left hunt
ing on the tree and during that awful
stonu they used to come and peck into the well know n eastern distributors,
that, but we left a lot of apples for,,!0lin Nix & Co., from its Chicago of
them and ninny quiueos besides the! fice. The house of --x was the first
grain's so I guess we will bp bird head- in the field and literally developed
quarters this winter. Five o'hor beuuti- the market for the now well known
ful birds have been hero for a few days " I'm qua" brand nut up by the I'mp-
the sue of a blackbird, black hcadi.nia Vallev fruit union of Kosebura,
ami dark blue body. Were its head blue j for which John Nix & Co. are sole dis
l and body black it would answer tho de-1 tributors. They will have around -00
Ascription of the crow-blackbird given icars starting late in February or early
in farmer's luilletin 513. It has not the! in March.
' bright blue of the blue jay or the Cnli- -
jfornin jay but squawks so it iis some) Charles W. Morris, who took his
(sort of jay. I am interested in birds! mother-in-law to Arlington a few days
jbut know so little about their names. neo, reports having seen the wreck of
Think the bird cluu must be broken tor tj-uck on Shutler flat that was
up. At least 1 see nothing of them in j destroyed by tire in a somewhat pe-
!,(, i. '
Thanking you for remembering mo in
print . .
I am. yours verv rulv,
KU.A M 'M V N X.
TrT the Journal classified ada
deal. The jobber feeling that
adding a tan profit to what
to the millmen and sugar-
all the balance of whom he
game is not played to an end
he swallows a horn, and
! STATE NEWS J
The number of Jnpnnosr in Oregon
This pamphlet gives the exact num
ber of Japanese people iu Oregon last
year at-;t.19, and it ts believed that
tho number lias not changed materially
within the last vear.
Umatilla county now has a school
masters' club. At a meeting of prin
cipals of all the schools in the coun
ty, an organization was perfected with
the election of Superintendent Wash
burn, of -nltiui. us president, and
Principal Russell, of Athena, as secre
tarv. The orn.m;'ation is open to all
teachers. Principal Kussell was elect-
ed to represent the organisation at the
a n mm 1 state convention ot teachers in
Portland duriug the holidays.
Rosoburg Review: The Oregon broo
eoli deal will be larger this year than
ever beiore, and will be handled by
- - 'iiir why, savs rue rossu tiouritai.
i ,msinir throuuh a ei-eat drift of
'mnblo-weed that had blown off the
fields and filled the lane as high as
the fences n spark from tho engine
set fire 'o tho weeds, and, as Charlie
said, "You know the rest,''
Bersa a lasji m 1
Kditor Journal: Since the sad death
of Miss Rigdon in Salem a short, time
ago a considerable has been said
through the local press about reckless
automobile driving. Some of the writ
ers blamo the reckless drivers, others
alone with this the General niialhv of
the people which has a certain negative
iiiiioeuce a sort or "don t care it
they do it 's none of my business if
the law is transgressed. "'This may be
true to a pertain extent.
There is one thin all the writers
1 Have read have singularly- omitted
and that is the city of Salem neimits
or allows a high rate of speed within
its limits! Do you want the proof!
Mere it is. As you come into tho city
from the country, alonir thn principal
roads you w ill see a nicely lettered ad
monition in these words: "City limits
slow down to L!0 miles." This admoni
tion, is a few feet from the ground and
is fastened to a- post or upright. Said
admonition is evidently for mituists
only. Xow just think of what the dtv
allows. It allows an automobile to lie
driven along its streets at the rate of
20 miles an hour! It ninv bo said this
is outside the fire limits. Yes but in!
side the city limits. Within the fire
limits the speed is 1.") miles an hour.
In the Capital Journal of iiec. -t a writ
er thinks this is ' slow traveling." Let
us see. Our fast race horses our big
trotters cover a mile iu two minutes
and this is going some. It is at the rate
of HO miles an hour a speed somewhat
above that made by the Oregon Electric
and the S. , fronl Salem to J'ortland.
Xow is half this speed on the crowdj'd
streets of Salem "alow traveling J" It
is certninly too fast! When passing the
school houses of the city during school
hours tho autoist must slow down to 10
miles which is only a third less than
the speed allowed in the fire district.
Is this rather "slow'' driving .along
a street which may have several chil
dren playing in dining the recesses.'
If the writer in tho Journal could run
that distance in that time along the
streets of Salem he would find himself
at the end ready to stoi). "O miles an
hour is fast enough in the country un
less in an emergency.
Many ears do not go that fast, some
but 10 or 12, as all car drivers are
not speeders. And this is doubtless fast
enough on any ordinary occasion
plenty fast on a busy street filled with
vehicles ami pedestrians. Motorcyclists
also drive ton fast but are not so dan
gerous as the ear drivers. When wo
consider that the railway trains and
the Oregon Klectric cats must slow
down to much less than 20 or l.'i miles
within the city limits it is simpiy as
tonishing that the city allows the auto
ist to drive his cur twice as fast, and
particularly when a largo n umber of
thein nre or may be speeding all tho
time, going and coming with no warn
ing bell or other auditory device, which
the slower moving rail ears are requir
ed to use and which come into tho
city only ut stated periods and not all
DOM A MI'HR,
Fruit la nd. Dee. 7.
DHUTSCHLAND DUE HOME
Xew York, Dec. 8. The merchant
submarine Deutscliland is due back in
her home port of Bremen today, if the
speed maintained on the last trip ticdoss
the Atlantic was kept up after she left
Xew London, Conn.
The Deutscliland departed for homo
on November 1. She was just seven
teen dnvs making the trip from Bremen
to the Vow Kneland port.
Ftr Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Clifford and I talked little while we
were dressing; but after I had finished
"How do I look, Clifford?"
"Very nice indeed," he responded.
looking critically ut mo.
"1011 remember I wore this dress in
Chicago," i volunteered.
Ho gave me another glance before he
"It s very smart and becoming, so
don't think any more about tho burned
one I suppose vou are still regretting
"It was lovely." I. returned, "but I
am so grateful and so thankful to you
tor saving me that I have not thought
much about the dress."
"Don't talk about it!" he said, im
patiently, with a shudder, again grow
ing pale as he had before.
Just then Kute came, in and asked a
question, then it was time to go down
stairs to receive our guests. Clifford
gave one glance into the dining-room,
nud while he said nothing I could see
he was pleased.
Hums Mnyson was the first to arrive,
and the others followed in quick tuc-
They all looked so lovely the women
T mean and the men were so smart in
their evening clothes that I was indeed
a proud hostess as I greeted them.
Burns Mayson sat at my right. Mr.
Xorville at my left. Sirs. Horton was
next Clifford and the rest arranged as
I thoVht best.
The dinner was absolutely perfect
Twice -Mr. Mayson said so low no one
YOU'LL LIKE IT
SIMPLE WAY TO
There is one sure way that has nev
er failed to remove dundruff at once,
and that is to dissolve it, then you de
stroy it entirely. To do this, just get
about four ounces of blain. common li
quid arvon r com any drug store (this
is all you will need), apply it at night
when retiring; use enough to moisten
the scalp and rub it iu gently with the
I' morning, most if not all, of your
dandruff will be gone, and three or
four inure applications will completely
dissolve and entirely destroy every
single truce of it, no matter how much
dandruff you may have.
Von will find all itching and digging
of th scalp will stop instantly, and
your hair will be fluffy, lustrous, glossy
silky and soft, and look and feel a
hundred times better.
CHRISTMAS HELP WANTED.
The Salem Salvation Army Corp is
again making preparation to being
Christmas chooi to the homes of the
worthy poor of the city. In order to
do this it will be necessary to have the
co-operation of every kind hearted
citizen of Salem and surorunding
Owing to the high cost of food
stuffs it will necessitate a large outlay
of money, and a special appeal is be
iug made to the public for funds, also
a great quantity of vegetables, fruit,
potatoes, and other articles of food
can be used; also clothing of all. kinds
The special features of this year's
arrangements will be of a threefold
character. One The distribution of
carefully prepared basket dinners,
each basket containing sufficient food
for a family. Two A Christmas tree
and entertainment for the poor chil
dren of the city. Three To secure
at the same time funds for our relief
work, enabling us to help cases of
distress appealing to us during the
winter months; also to continue our
CAPTAIN and MKS. J. L. KELSO
NO MORE SOUP
Portland, Or., Dec. 8. The soupless
age is upon us. Retailers of canned
chicken gumbo and other brews an
nounced today that soup factories
throughout the I'nited States had
agreed not to sell any more of their
product for ",0 days, on account of a
scarcity ot ingredients.
DINNER GUESTS ARRIVE
but mo heard:
"You are a perfect wonder!" And
once he told me: "You are lovely to
night, you put the others in the
I felt n little nnilia.raHa,! ...,tO T
.... vu.ui.i ,nc-u uillll J.
looked at Clifford and saw him leaning
1, mum .uuuei uurion, ana saving some
thing evidently intended onlV for her
ears. Then I was glad that KUMEONK
appreciated me; that someone said nice
things to me.
Once during the dinner the subject of
music was brought up, and I thought
regretfully of Leonard Brooke. He
would have been able to discuss it so
koowiugly. Then, too, I missed his
handsome, clean-cut boyish face. But
I remembered that he would soon come
to the dance, and thought only of my
guests when Hums Mayson would al
low me to remember anyone but him.
"I know T tlm mnnnrmlUin.
shamefully! " he apologized. "But
Xorville lives here. You can talk to
him after 1 go back home."
Leonard Brooke Is Late--And
Soon after we left the diniug-room
the later guests began to arrive. Soon
all were there save Leonard Brooke.
What had happened? Surely he would
not disappoint me and Btay away. Of
a sudden I lost all interest in mv guests,
and could only watch the entrance to
the living-room where the dancing was
I was dancing Tith Burns Mavson
when I first saw him, and was surprised
at the thrill of gladness which ran
through me. We stopped near him, and
I presented the two men. I saw at once
PURE AND RICH
SWEET AND CLEAN
DEATH OF EDMOND P. EVANS
Kdmond Price Evans, after ailiDg for
the past ten years and being confined
to his bed for six mouths, died at his
home in Woodburn' December 2, aged
".'! years, .'! months ami -0 days. He is
survived by a widow and six children
Earl, Arthur, Xoru, Kuby, Mabel and
Ralph, He also leaves a brother und
sister in Missouri and two bisters ia
Mr. Evans was born in Butler eiun-t-
Ohio, August 3, 18-13. At tho age of
10 he enlisted to serve in the civil war
iu company ;F, l'.ith Illinois Volunteers,
and was enrolled Sept. it, 1S02. He wan
in the service It years, 'i months and 24
days and was honorably discharged
from the service on une 9, lStia, at
Washington, D. C. In the year of I8b"
he moved to the state of Kansas and
in 1S04 was married to 5'iss Lizzie M.
Oreeu near Atwood, Kawlins county,
Kansas, where he lived until
when with his family he moved to
Woodburn, residing here until the timo
of his death.
The funeral of this estimable citi
zen and comrade was Monday, services
heiug held in the Chinch of tiod chapel,
licv. Oscar Lewis officiating. Among
the many present were members of the
Woman's Relief Corps and (.. A. R.
post, attending iu a body and solding
ritualistic service at the chapel. Inter
ment was at Hello I'assi cemetery.
Woodburn Independent. !jj
DONT WASTE TIME
It 's a waste of timo to experiment
with linimeuts and plasters' when you
have a dull, throbbing backache or
sharp, stabbing twinges. Get after the
eaus"! Help the kidneys with Dean's
Kidney Pills. Read this:
A. J. Wood, 089 JCorth Commercial
street, Salem, says: "Kidney and
bladder trouble got to a point with me
about two months ago when I was ob
liged to take some steps in checking it
or suffer moro serious results. The
worst time I had was just after getting
up in the morning and the kidney secre
tions were very annoying. I believe us
ing Doan's Kidney Pills', procured from
Dr. Stone's drug storo, and my kidneys
wero restored!" to a normal condition
and I was freed from every symptom
of the trouble." (Statement t-ivea
January 30, 1900.) "
On April 11, miO, Mr. Wood ndded:
"I have had very little trouble from my
kidneys or backache since I got hold of
Duan's Kidney Pills. I don't know of
anything equal to them."
Prieo 50 cents, at all dealers. Don 't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the eame that
Mr. Wood has twice recommended,
Koster-Milbnm Cn Pm.
K. T. '
that they were antagonistic, Leonard
either could not, or did not care to hide
His feeling; while Burns Mnyson wa
"I have saved the next dance for
you, Leonard! " I said, boldly, I did not
care what he thnncrkt P n.a T vir:uT
talk to him.
"You are indeed fortunate," Mr,
Mavson said in a cold voice.
'Thank you, Mrs. Hammond, and
pardon me for coming so late," Leonard
said to me, utterly ignoring Mr.
"You ask what's the matter with
me, I'll tell you!" Leonard said in a
smothered voice, "I hate that man!
Hate to have him near you with his
smooth ways and his millions! "
"Why. Leonard." I replied, surprised
at his outburst, "ho is absolutely noth
ing to me but a business friend of Clif
ford's, and as such I must be nice to
him. I have to go in to supper with him,
o please do not attach any importance
. .,- vuiiuru arranged everything," 1
added, puixled to explain why I should
be so auxioua to convince Leonard.
"You will excuse me if I leave after
this dance,' ' he burst out, and I noticed
he was white as a sheet.
"Certainly, if you desire to leave,"
I replied, pride coming to my rescue;
if he wanted to act like a spoiled child,
why, all right.
Yet after he had gone all zeet for mjr
evening seemed to ooze out, and I went
throuuh mv dutied
(Tomorrow A Call From Muriel