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Capital Journal SATURDAY DEC. 27,19)3 The Capital Journal PUBLISHED BT The Barnes -Taber Company ' GRAHAM P. TABEE, Editor and Manager. Aa Independent Newspaper Devoted toAmerican Principle and the Progress and Development of Salem In Particular and All Oregon In General. Ptbilsneil Krr ICvmlng Bicept Bunilay. Halem. Oregon SUBSCRIPTION RATES: (Invariably In Advancs) OailT, iiy Carrier, per year ...15.20 Per month. .45c Dally, by Mall, per ear 4.00 Per month.. Hoc Weekly, by Mall, per year .... 100 Mix months. 50c rULL I.BAHWI) WIKU TKI.WIKAI'H HRI'OItT ADVEETISINO BATES, Advertising rate will be furnished on application. 'Mew Today" ads strictly cash In advance. 'Want" ada nd Th Capital Journal carrier boys are Instructed to put the papers on the torck. If the carrier doe not do this, misses you, or neglects getting the taper to you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this Is the only way we cl determine whether r not the carriers are following Instructions. Pi one Main 82. THE QUALITY OF MERCY BADLY STRAINED. IT IS NATURAL, lit the glud Christmas time Hint tho henrts of tlioso in high places should lies moved to a broad charity, nn.l n, generous forgiveness of oilier, wlio ('init('il, Ml by tint wayside in the journey through life.. Tho Clirlstmns timo brought glud tidings of grent ,i.v to Thorlinrn Ross, of this "Into, for whom Governor West placed in tho Christmas stocking tho greatest gift in the power of ninn to offer, that of liberty. Tlio governor of Iilnlio, moved by tlm saino broad charity and generous spirit, on Christmas day gave Arthur II, Cults, ex-enshinr of the Idaho Htnto Hank of llniley, n full pardon; "Ho was selected by tho state board of pnnlotiH for thin distinguish, ed conslderntiou from a number of eligible, for tho special Yulc-tido favor," to the dlsfiti'lios toll us, and tho balance of tho men, perhaps just na worthy, Vera turned down. Cutts was tried snd convicted of falsifying reports of tho Idaho Stato Bunk of which ho was cashier, in his report to tho state bank examiner, just before tho bank failed. Ho appealed to tho United State supreme court, of course; but that body did not disturb tho decision. Leo ('minor, tho active) manager and vice-president of the bnnk, was convicted with him, and he was paroled soma timo ago. The failure of the bank mused, heavy losses to tho depositors, and thoso aro still losses. Cutts wns sentenced to A term of from six months to two years, and had two weeks yet to servo before his minimum senloneo expired. Tho news dis patch did not say how long Buy of tho other "eligible" hnd served, or wheth er their minimum sentences had expired, but that has nothing to do with tho matter anyway, they wore probably just, common criminals. We aro pleased to know that the divine attribute of mercy still holds sway In the breasts of governors as well ns of boards of pjmlou, and far be it from, us to criticize tlio motives that moved in a mysterious way to touch tlio guber natorial fountain of mercy and swing outward the doors of both tho Oregon and Idaho penitentiaries, restoring to their families two of a kind. tt is perhaps only a coincidence that tho dovo of Mercy fluttered her white wings over thoso who hnd pull, and who were only guilty of bet raying those who trusted them, Hnd they simply robbed u stranger, of course there would liavo been no pardon, for that Is a crime, but if you can't use your friends, what is the use of having themf Wo aro not opposed to tho principles of pardon. On the contrary, are strong advocates of.lt, for wheii the punishment hns been sufficient the unfortunate should bo set free, whethor tho sentAico has expired or not. Punishments art) often too severe, especially when tho offender is poor and the plunder secured by th criminal small. Punishments are inndo to fit crimes in an inverse ra tio. The injin who swipes a wad is given little and the man who gets away with little, Is given much. This is not in accord with the scriptural doctrine, but It is tho rule with humanity. Yet somehow wo feel that Phnkospearo was wrong when he mid "The qual ity of Morcy is not strnihed." Tho fact is that It Is strained, and very thor oughly so, ISo closely strained that all the big fellows are left ia the judicial or gubernatorial strainer, while the smnll ones go through its meshes and land In the tank, If by chance one of the larger particles gets by the strainer, they are soon noticed and carefully dipped out. A reasonable appreciation of this condition should compel such persona ns Ross and Cutts to abstain for a while, snd give the board of pardons a chance to eiteud clemency to some of those unfortunates who have neither pull nor money, and who, if thn fountain of Mercy had not been dimined dry before they approached it, might have gotten something In their Christinas stocking be sides disappointment and hoo deferred,; 111 ' l BMOOT'S REMEDY FOR HUNGER. SENATOR SMOOT, of Vtah, Is disposed to find fault with President Wil son. Ho says; "When the time comes that the stomachs of tho people aro empty and they haven't any clothes to wear, wo can go around and post on all the factory doors placards reading 'Wilson, that's all. " We grently fear that the gentleman from tho holy land of lleeoret, is in cluded to pessimism, and that he really does not mean just what ho says. In the first place, what good would it do if our stomachs were empty, to write placards about Wilson, or anyone elset l'oos the senator prescribe, that as his remedy for hunger and doathf Besides, would not it be rather embarrassing If w had no clothes "to wear" to be traveling around writing placards and posting them on factory doors f You will note that the patriarchal senator from the land of the rnluts calls attention to the fact that it will be when wo have bo clothes "to wear" that wo will bo driven to the dire strait of writing "Wil son, that's all." Of course, If we have clothes for other purposes thsu wear lug them, we will not have to do this. The trouble with the gentleman of the upper house, who hails from the in ner temple of Zion, Is that his Ideas aie lis badly mixed as to the proper distri bution of what the world produces in the way of food as l hey aro concerning the distribution of wives. There is plenty of food, and an abundance of wives for all If property distributed, but if one man takes food enough for forty, and wives enough for a militia company, there, is going to be some one shy of both necessities. The l'arth Is a kind and generous mother, and never fails to provide enough for all. It is net her fault that It is so unequally distributed Hint one has many times more than he can use and another has net half enough. Senator Snio.it inadvertently puts his finger on the center of the little trou ble that hs separated the Republican p.irty Into such widely differing factions Hmoot is a standpatter from the original town of Hvt name. He knows that mankind can be controlled only by controlling mankind's feed supply. The matter is net thus brutally stated In political platforms, nor do the political writers who hne a choice lot of medicinal nostrums which they offer as a cure for a disease th.it docs not exist, mention this fact. Yet that is the coldblood ed fact. The laborer will work for tow wnges when "times get hsrd." for the simple reason that he and these dependent on him, nnist cat. There is food enough for all. If it was evenly divided, and lets to spare, but it is not so divid ed. It probably never will be, but at teast It can be more evenly distributed than il Is new or hu been in Hie past. This Is what the Progressives of all parties are striving for, and it is what the standpat elemeut, such as Senator Hilioot, are opposing. The lutter want tho old system, in which the laborer is left to the mercy of his fellownian, to remain as it is. The Progressives would better this as mm h as possiblo. They would have the condition of the masos, tho great laboring class, niado as good as conditions will permit, and they would constantly strive to better tlio condition of mankind. The standifitter, whether Democrat or Republican, would stand with Smoot, ; would leave the man who must depend on his daily wage for his living to be exploited by greed, and be kept down by letting that same greed control tho food supply by fixing its prices. Bo long as tho food supply cnu be juggled with by capital and combinations, there will be want, for after all, that is the sole weapon that enables the lnbor er to be controlled. If food was to be had for the asking, if it could be pluck ed'from the trees as is done in some tropical countries where nature furnishes the food supply without lubor and without price, there would be no labor prob lems, neither would there be civilization and advancement. The necessity for food, the pang's of hunger, are alone man's master, and when these can be in flicted on man by greed, then greed is man's master. It is this difference of purpose that has divided the Republican party, and w hile it is not yet visible to the standpatters, every one clso knows that this difference cannot bo smoothed over and overcome by giving some of tho south ern! states a diminished representation in Republican national conventions. That does not affect tho food supply. If we may be permitted to paraphrase the Utah senator's statement, wo would have it road: " When tho people's stomach are empty and they haven't any clothes to wear, they can realize that the hands of Greed have tightened on the world's food supply and that labor will be required to work harder and longer to get its share of tho things the earth has so generously provided for all, ami which Greed hns cornered. We would add to this, that Senator Smoot, of Utah, stood with Greed and believed in its riyht to starve mankind into submission to its decrees." THE ROUND-UP. . I- A man sinning spurious checks with ' the name of ('. W. Spencer, got .till) J from Marsh field people Inst week mid is liow in jail awaiting trial. j I Snow hns fallen at The Dalles to tho j depth of about a foot, and the end of the storm was not In sight Mondav. j ! Albany sold $11.5!) worth of Red, Cross stamps during tho weeks immedi ately preceding Christmas. William J. Lent on, the recorder of Knst Side convicted of impropriating the city funds spent Christmas in Mnrshfield on his wny to the prison in Salem. W. II. Schmidt, a niotoriiinii of Port laud fell dead at his post Wednesday evening, lie had just set the brakes to stop and pick up n passenger, when he toppled over. Not answering the con ductor's signal to go ahead, a passenger stepped to tho front platform and found the man dead. . Tho Albany Klks saw to it that every hild in the city under 12 years had a Christmas to remember. They were entertained at the lodge room, given amly and other presents and then tak en on an auto rido through the city. Mrs. Elizabeth Bacon Ganong, n pio neer of 1S30, died at her home iu Ore gon City Christinas day. She was nour- lv 73 years old. Sumpter American; Not a slot ma chine running in the town and saloons all closed Sundays is a good indication Sumpter is complying with tho law. Brownsville's Commercial club has 50 recruits as the result of a membership contest just closed. A banquet will be hold Tuesday night to. celebrate the augmentation. In this time of Christmas giving the Kngene Register asks: "Might not a few landlords do their part by slipping a receipt for a month's rent into the stocking of somo needy onet" ess This shows how good a booster the Milton Eagle can be; "This valley can boast of thriving eucalyptus trees, per simmons, almonds and raspberries the latter part of November. The Walla Wall valley for climate and also for products." MAGAZINES AT PUBLIC LIBRARY That originated In a famous doo tor's successful prescription, that it made from the purest and bost Ingredients, that has a record of relief and benofit believed to be unequalled the world over suoh It HOOD'S SARSAPARILLA. t LADD & BUSH, Bank ers TSAKIACTI A 0SXJ11AL EAJTKIN0 BTJBnCKBa. IATITT DB FOMT BOXEa. TIAYELXM' 00(0X1 : The public library has subscribed to the following magsxines for the year 1014. Thee will be available iu the nyiding room of the library from 10 o'clock-iu the morning until 10 o'clock at night. The library subscribes to ex tra copies of Harper's, Century and Serihners and circulates these the same as a book except that they may be kept out onlv 4 .lavs. The list follows; American City. Annals of the American Academy of Political Social Science. Atlantic Monthly. Bin! Lor. Building Ago, Century, Colliers Weekly. Concrete Cement Age. Country Gentleman. Country Life iu America. Craftsmau. Current Opinion. Delineator, Dial. 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Oregoninn. Roseburg Review. Statesman. Stnyton Mail. Willamette Collegian. The following magazines are present ed to the library by some of our inter ested friends and patrons; Bookman, Christian Science Journal. Christian Science Sentinel. Congressional Record. Independent. Ladies' Review (official organ of the Lady Maccabees). Missionary Review, Missions. Oregon Country. Oregon Sportsman. Oregon Teachers' Monthly. Tacific Star. Portland Library Association Bulle tin. Toultry Life.-Thoor-ophU-al Path. Town and Countrv (Australian pa pcf). ' ' United Stales Official Postal Guide. Vuiversalist leader. Woman's Home Missions. Woman's Missionary Friend. mm mm H Wonderful Reductions ore- 1 i . H fj vail all over the store for the 1 11 ri ti u u tt u u ti 11 ii m n ti u CI 11 N ii u a u a El 1 n ti u M II tt II S3 n ii ii ri ii u u ii n ii ti n ei tt ' Ladles 65c r Union ,j Suite fj Now 11, SI 49c ri next two days The following goods will be sold at clearing prices, profits not considered. A clean sweep is the order. Out the goods must go. Ladies9 Coats and Suits, Furs, Sweaters, Silk Petticoats, Shirt Waists, Kimonas, Bath Robes, Ladies' Wool and Silk Dresses, Silks and Dress Goods, Table Linens, Silk Hosiery, Handerchiefs for Men and Women, Men's Neckties, Men's and Ladies' Kid and Leather Gloves, Ribbons and Fancy Neckwear, Men's and Boy's Clothing, Millinery, Dolls, Toys and Games, and Hundreds of Other Bargains. Shop ear ly and get the best choice. '.em 1 "iTtit? ; ti ii u n t n ii ii it n it n m wmmmmffffl. ' ZTmIIZ' siIIleSIT ---i 'lii'1" ti-' Sw,s70i? THAT SAVES YOU MONEY "I'm lignum nil, iihwi i,lpM.jiii;Wsppiiwwwswwsw'siwiiisisp'rwr ------'''-riri iraniT 1 '' ninillii -"-Tiliii r'S'toiil'hilli I '' -ii : ' - $3.50 The Markets PORTLAND MARKETS. PUBLIC LIBRARY LECTURE. "Prehistoric America'' will b the subject of the lecture at the public library next Friday eveuimr at 5 o'e'lock, This lecture will be delivered by Professor K. H. Ediuondson, of the University of Oregon, and will be illus trated. Archaeology has proved through much careful study and thoughtful rea soning that man hss lived on this earth in prehistoric times and wss coexist- I tent with animals now extinct. At first these men wcr nomads snd lived in the forests, securing such shelter as the trees and roc,ks offered. Their devet i opmeut, their un'on into tribes and j Ister the building of their houses in the cliffs all form an interesting story which Professor Edmondsoa will tell and illustrate en Friday evening. t I per doz.; tomatoes, $1.50 per box; gar lie, 12lie per lb.; sprouts, 11c per lb.; artichokes, $1.50 per doz.; squash, 1 Vie per lb.; pumpkins, lc per lb.; celery, 5075e per dot Potatoes New, 75c$l per ewt.i sweets, $2.25 per crate. OnionB Oregon, $2.15 per sack. Dairy and Country Produce. Butter Oregon creamery, solid pack, 30c per lb.; prints, box lots, 34c. Eggs Oregon ranch, 45e per dot. Cheese Oregon Triplets, lfityc; Dai ties, 17c; Young America, 18c. Veal Fancy, 1316 per pound Pork Fancy, lie per lb. Provision. Hops 1913 contracts, 23c; 1912 crop, 141b., 1920e; pieties, 14Vie; cottage roll, 17Vic Bacon Fancy, 2829c; standard, 2125c; English, 2122. Lard In tierces, choice, 14Vic; com pound, 9ie. Dry Salt Meat Backs, dry salt, 13 14c; taeks, sjtsoked, 14 Vj15 Vac; bellies, dry salt, HVjc; smoked, 16c. Smoked Meats Beef tonguos, 25c; dried beef sets, 22c; outsides, 20c; in sides, 23c; knuckles, 21c. Tickled Goods Barrels, pigs feet, $14; regular tripe, $10; honeycomb tripe, $12; lunch tonngues, $22; lambs tongues, $40. Hops, WooL nines, Etc. Hops 1913 contracts, 20c; 1912 crop, luminal. Wool Eastern Oregon, . 10(d 10c per lb.; valley, 16(3 ISc. Mohair Choice, 2326c per lb. Hide Salted, 12c per lb.; salted calf lflKc; salted kip. 12c; salted stag, 6lc; green hides, llV; dry hides, 21c; Grain, Flour, Feed, Etc. Wheat Track prices: Club, S5c; Bluestem, 95c; Fortyfold, SS'-iQSflc; Rod Russian, S4c; Valley, S5c. Millstuffs Bran, $20.50 per ton; shorts, $22C3; middlings, $30. Flour Patents, $4.60 per barrel; straights, $4.00; exports, $3.653.80; valloy, $4.60; graham, $4.60; whole wheat, $4.80. Corn Whole, $36; cracked, $37 per ion. Hay Fancy Idaho timothy, $1718; fancy eastern Oregon timothy, $1516; timothy and clover, $1415; timothy and alfalfa, $1315; clover, $8.50t0; uaw and vetch, $10U; cheat, 1011; valley grain hay, $1011. Oats No. 1, white, $2525.50 per ton. Barley Feed, $2425 per ton; brew ing, nominal; rolled, $27(op28. Groceries, Dried Fruits, Etc. Dried Fruits Applet, 10c per lb.; currants, 10c; apricots, 1214c; peach es, S rJ7. 11 e ; prunes, Italian, 810c; sil ver, 18c; figs, white and black, 6V!i 7l'jc; raisins, loose Muscatel, 6Vi "lci bleached Thompson, llHc; un bleached Sultauas, SVjc; seeded, 7Mi SVe. Coffee Roasted in drums, 1SiT32c pe lr. Nut Walnuts, 193e per lb.; Brazil nuts, 20c; filberts, Uc; almonds, 20c; pecans, 17c; eocoanuts, 90c$l per dot. Salt Granulated, $14 per ton; half ground, 100s, $10.25 per ton; 50s, $11 per ton, Hcaus Small white, $6.00; largt, white, $4.75; Lima, $6.30; pink, $4.00; red Mexicans, 5c; bayou, $4.40. Rice No. 1 Japan, 53V4c; cheaper Ileus, per lb He oosters, per lb 8e Steers. Steers . 78o Cows, per cwt 45o Hogs, fat, per lb 89o Btock ogs, per lb . . 7 to 7 Vjc Ewes, per lb iff pring lambs, per lb 4Vj5c Veal, according to quality ll13ei PUtt. Dry, per lb. go Salted country pelts, each 65c$l Lamb pelts each ........25a 8tate of Ohio, Cltv of Toledo, I I Lucns County. f ! Frnnk J. Cheney makes oath that he I senior partner of the Arm of F. J. Cheney Co., doing business in the City of To ledo, County and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the aum of ONE. ; HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and ev : ery case of Catarrh that cannot be cureil I by the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. my presence, this 6th day of December.. A. D. 1888. (Seal) A. TV. GLEASON. i .. ... . Notary Public. Hairs Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and acts directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free, F. J. CHFNET CO , Toledo, O. I Sold hy all Drueirlsts. 75c. I Take Hall s Family Pills for constipation. Just how and how much to reform' itself is now a problem that Republican, leaders arc wrestling with. I dry calf, No. 1, 25c; dry stags, 12 I3e. grades, 4s; southern head. 56. Counirr buU ,fe Honey-Choice, $3.SSJ-73 per case .j E d " Sugar Fruit and berry, $5.20; none- 4Ue lulu plantation, $5.15; beet, $5; Extra C, i -ii . A.iHi Kit. ..., ,,.u.., ---. Bran, per ton 'Shorts, per tea rrnitt and -vegetable. j Wheat, per bushel Green Fruit Apples 60c(g2.2o per Outs, per bushel . box; pears, fig 1.50 per box; grapes, Chittlm Bark, per lb. . Malagas, $7.50y $?.50 per keg; Emper- Hay, Timothy ors, $3.75ui 4 per leg; grape, crates, Oats and vetch . fl.75(iT2; casabaa, 2e per lb.; craa Clover, per ton berries, $11 per barrel. Cheat, per ton , $11.00 Vegetables Cabrage, 11 tje per li.; ' Buttet and Eggs. cauliflower. $!(! 23 per dot.; eucum Butterfat, per lb., f. o. b. Salem 37c ben, 404Je per dot.; eggplant, 7e p' Cretmery butter, per lb. .37e lb. ; head lettuce, $2 3.25 per crate: ; Poultry. pep pern, 5(jJ7 per 1V radishes, 10(J12c Fryer 12, LOCAL WHOLESALE MARKET. $25.00 $27.00 80 -3233 4HfiT5 $13.00 $12.0C $ 00 Every Woman Knows That Instead of sallow skin and face blemishes she ought to possess the clear complexion and the beauty of nature and good health. Any woman afflicted or Buffering at times from, headache, backache, nervous ness, languor and depression of spirits ought to try- BEECHAIYfS PILLS the safest, surest, most con venient and most economical remedy known. Beecham's Pills remove impurities, insure better digestion, refreshing sleep, and have an excellent general tonic effect upon the whole bodily system. They have a wonderful power to improve the general health, while by rurifvinirthe hlcwl TAo . Pills clear the skin and Improve Tho Complexion SM ...,.,.. I, b-i. Its, S. N "sua SmM fail s rm vtnaaU. w- -f a.