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WEDNESDAY DEC.31,19i3 The Capital Journal PUBLISHED BT The Barnes -Taber Company GRAHAM P. TABER, Editor and Manager. Am Independent Newspaper DeYoted to American Principles and the Progress and Development of Salem in Particular and Ail Oregon in General. ing country. To accomplish this requires not only some work on our part, but a hearty co-operation on the part of The Capital Journal readers. It is not encouraging to tho newspaper man to write up the country for those who are hero, for thoy know all about it. In order to get the benefit of this kind of work, readers should, if they find something in the paper in the way of de scriptive, or so-called booster stuff, which they think will interest their friends in the east or elsewhere, send the paper to them. It only requires a moment's work and a one-cent stamp to send a paper away, and they can be bought of tho newsboys at two cents the copy. It is suggested that roaders of The Capi tal Journal get into the habit of doing this, and we will try and give them some thing of this kind every day or two that will be well worth sending to others. Ptllhed Brery BTnlng Eicept Bundy, Balem. Ortgon SUBSCRIPTION RATES: (lnririiblj In Adrsnce) Bally, fij Carrier, per year ...$5.20 Per month.. 46c Bally, by Mall, per year 4.00 Per month.. 85c Wwsly. by Mall, per year .... 1.00 Sir months .BOc FULL LEASED WIHBJ TELEGRAPH REPORT Come and look through our bargain windows and see prices that will make our competitors weep and make our customers feel happy. Thousands of yards of all kinds of goods all over this big store sold at sacrifice prices. Come Early and Make Your Selections The school superintendents now here, and the county fair superintendents who aro expected to be here Friday, will discuss the question of whether a coun ty fair can be made a success without horse-racing? This is indeed a radical change that is suggested. We had always supposed that a county fair was horse races with some vegetables on display as a sort of side issue. idttoAal Page oi CLEAR1G SAI F ADVERTISING RATES. AdTtrtUlng rates will be furnished on application. "Vaw Today" adt strictly cash In advance. 'Want" ads nd Tba Capital Journal carrier boys are Instructed to pnt the papers on the torch. If the carrier does not do this, misses yon, or neglects getting the paper to yon on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this Is the only way we cm. determine whether r not the carriers are following Instructions. Plena Main 82. 441 A HARD PROBLEM TO SOLVE. V THE EXAMPLE of the tolnnhonn trust should he frenerallv followed. ) V there will be no work for tlio "trust-buster," for the trusts aro "bust I ing" themselves. That is all very well for the consumers and patrons, but how about those who bought trust stocks? The promoters and or gangers sold to them nt fancy prices, got away with "the goods" and left them to undo tho work and pay t'ao price." Orogouian. The' Orcgonian has asked a question that is hard to answer, and impossible to answer satisfactorily to all, and especially to those who have put their good money into watered Btocks. Thoy aro in evory way "innocent purchasers." The criminals who sold them an adulterated package cannot be maJo to restore the money they obtained by false pretenses, nor will tho public, even should tho roads be squeezed dry and stocks have two-thirds of their value cut off, make .restitution to those Innocent victims of the exploiters. But bocauso those innocent persons would Buffer, must all the balance of the poople bo made to pay returns' on watered stock forevorf Suppose a check was so cleverly forged as to decoivo tho banker on whom it was drawn, and be cashed it, should the porson whose named was forged, and who had funds in the bank bo mado to pay, to stand tho loss, because oth erwise the banker, who was entirely innocent, would suffor loss? If we as a people had done our duty, and were entirely innocent, tho cases would be exactly alike. The troublo is tluit we are to a eortain extent parties to the swindle, for we have connived nt all kinds of frenzied finance. We hv8 permitted the watering of stocks and their snlo to tho public, when, had wo been honest, we would instead have- put those doing those sly financial tricks in tho pcnltontinry, for that in where (hoy belong. Wo as a people, aro ros'ion sible for those investing in these watered stocks doing so, and wo aro also, to a certain extent, a party to tho crime. This question will como up for solution before long, and in tho meanwhile wo should sever our counoction witli tho gang of financial thieves and put a stop to thoir swindling. Tho first step is to have thoHo who watered and jug gled railroad stocks indicted and brought lo trial so there will be an end to the practice. If this were done thcro would bo some, who aro now high in railroad circles and who rank as millionaires, who would bo working for the state for nothing Old John P. Rockefeller and tho gang that wrecked tho New Haven railroad system, should bo in prison for life, ami they should liavo begun working fi"' the state for their board and lodging yejirs ago. Tho time 1b coming when this class will be treated as it. deserves, but it wlil lie some years yet and it will not bo while wo free bom and grandiloquent fit -zoin of tho greatest country on earth, continue to be tho groveling worshippers of wealth, and tho lick-spittles of such men as Carnegie, liockcfcller, Morgan, and that flock of foul birds of prey, This gang recently watered the stock of the New Haven liailroad system, taking it when it was capitalized at $03,000,000 and pouring in water until tho capitalization was increased to $11 7,000,0(10, ami having sold this to tho inno cent public, pocketed tho difference, all except tho cost of SO miles of railroal. We, as a government, stood fur it and are still standing for it, and to that ex tent, wo aro as much robbers ns the gang, only we did not share in tho plunder. Tho government should bring suit against the gang and compel it to return into tho treasury of the New Haven every dollar of tho ill gfttten plunder, This should bo paid back to tho Innocent purchasers of tho watered stocks and then tho gang of thieves should be sent to prison for the lmlnnce of their lives. Will we as a people ask that that this be done? Not on your life. Instead wo will share in the plunder accept libraries, and donations to our educational in stitutes, close our eyes to the crime and grab ns a worthy gift the sop throw!) us by these public plunderers, No wonder that old French philosopher ventur ed the remaik, "The more I see of nun, the better 1 like dogs," AN UNANSWERABLE QUESTION. 1!. HAZZARD, who wns hero Monday and Tuesday assisting in examin ing applicants for citizenship, left for Portland Tuesday afternoon. He was representing the general government which is taking a lumd in the naturalization business and questioned some of the applicants rather sharply. One question was, "what is a legislature forf" The applicant scratched his head, looked at the floor, and getting no answer there, turned a longing gaze on .ludgo (lullowny, who simply gazed nt him and smiled in u fatherly way, but did not help him any; then he looked around helplessly over tho crowd gathered in the court room, but saw only either blank or oxubernn' ly exeetniit face of those hoping to learn at last what has puzzled all Oregon for years. The victim finally admitted that he did not know and there was n general and profound sigh of regret, Wo submit that this was not a fair ques tion. Neither Judge (lullowny nor Mr, Hazzard had the right to ask questions they could not answer themselves. M LET US ALL WORK TOR SALEM, WK AUK RATHER PAINED to nee In our morning contemporary an an nouncement that It will during the whole year 1 is 1 -ft print In Its Sun day editions a record of these who have left Saleni and Polk and Ma rion counties and done well elsewhere. It is a kind of a hack-handed advertisement of the sections mentioned, for it tells how well those who have left us have done. Of course, it Is none of our pie, and we will be pleased to leant of the success anywhere of our old Snlemites. However, while our esteemed contemporary promises to tell about all those who are prominent elsewhero, Tho Capital Journal will try to tell about some of those who slaved hero and managed to keep the wolf from the door. In this way Snlemites will learn of both those who are away, making themselves felt elsewhere and those who are helping to upbuild Salem and making themselves felt here. In this connection we can add tout during the year KM -ft The Capital Journal will contain much descriptive matter nf the Willamette valley ami especially of Salem, and Marlon and Polk counties. We are Interested In getting others her to do well here and to make themselves felt here in Salem or the surround The Christmas holidays seem to have made the candidates for the governor ship hold off in their announcements for a while. Maybe they felt the country should not have too much excitement and joyful tidings in a bunch. Up to date there are only about sixty mentioned for the governorship and perhaps half that many who "at the insistent urging of friends" have permitted the pub lic, to hope they will all go back to Washington as senators. So far R. A. Booth seems to be the most prominently mentioned. He has tho biggest mill and tho longest sack of those named up to date. Ex-Senator Bourne might prove a hefty rival in this line, however, should he decide to run. ' Portland, in her laudable efforts to furnish work for the unemployed, enough to at least feed them, is having a hard time in separating the sheep from the goats. The I. W. W. style of citizen has a fashion of doing nothing when work is given him, and about the qnly thing he will do is to refuse to pay for meals after he has surrounded them. As a result the city jail is filling up with this class, who do time on the rock pile and get their meals regularly, It just suits that style of citizen. Arc You Starving for Air? By Edwin Markham. grade anyway, and Bobs got such bad Hainuel Hopkins Adams of the Amer- deportment marks.' ican Medical association, in "The J5Uln 01 l0 "ns nao- col(ls an Health Mastor," just from the press hn winter they were in that room,' of Honghton-Miffin company, offers a contributed Grandma Sharpless. book of importance. It is the account " 'When will tho substitute mothers of a family who adopted tho old ami others who run our schools learn Chinese plan of retaining a doctor to about air?' he cried. 'Airl It's the keep them well, instead of taking the f"t cry of tho newly born baby. It's chances on being ill and then calling the last plea of the man with the death in tho doctor. I rattle in his throat. It s the one free Lessons on pure milk, infections, care boon, a"l w sllt !t 0,lt"' of oyos, etc., are given under the guise '"t you wouldn t have them study of livoly fiction, and I commend tho with all tho windows open on a cold book to my fellow citizens. Here is an 'boy'' protested Mrs. Clyde, oxecrpt showing the tenor of the pages: ! 'Wouldn't If Far rather than t "You can pick your air to some ex- choke them in a close room Why, in tent, so it's worth while to know where schools the sickly children have it's good and where it's bad. special' classes on the roof, or in tho iif If you want Suits and Coats at bargain prices now is your time. Profits com plete wiped out. LADIES' SU1TSHW COATS Prices less than cost. Values up to $15, $18 $20 and $25 now only $3.90 $7.90 $9.90 $11.90 Clearing Prices On Ladies Hosiery and Underwear. Odd lots and odd numbers sold at less than cost. Come and look through and see the manificent stock you have to choose from Children's Vest? all sizes 1 5c 25c Ladies Vests, all sizes, 19c 25c Union Suits 35c 39c and 49c lif- Look at the modern sleeping car yards, all through the cold weather, and heavy plush sets, soft hangings, thick they study in overcoats and mittens. arpets, fripperies nil as gorgeous, vul- Ami they learn. Not only that, but gar, expensive, tawdry and filthy ns they thrive on it.' " the mind of man can devise. Add to j that windows hermetically sealed in the winter months, and you 'vo got nn ideal contrivance for the encouragement of mortality. Never do I board a sleeper without a stout hickory stick in my suit case. No matter how low tho tern-1 DOMINION. GIGANTIC FRAGMENT, statutes, colunis, tombs Of Kings, and mighty ruins dot the sand, literature is, I pry the window of my All lies ranked up with dust that once lower berth open and push tho stick under. ' I remember in my college days that the winter term was considered to be the most difficult in every year. The curriculum didn't seem to show it, but every professor and every undergradu ate knew it. Had uir, that's nil. Tho recitation rooms were kept tightly shut. The human bin in can't burn carbon ami get a bright flame of intelligence without a good draft, and the breathing i I,(0 by the upland paths, is the draft. Now, on the evidence of j bare Wns of tho dead, and frames of men That fell when death, most merciless, Most sinister, most cruel, rumbled On tho endless of file of fragile bat tle fronts And slew these men that grew to be the dead, Hazing tho cities they had tenanted. Vimained, unnumbered skulls of weary men The hilltops Charley's teacher, when the winter comes percentages go down, although the lessons are the same. Ho I asked her about the ventilation nn found' that sho had a superstitious dread of cold. " 'I remember Miss lien's room,' said Julia thoughtfully. 'It used to get awful hot there. 1 never liked that EAT LESS MEAT Take a Glass of Baits to riush Kidnoyi If Bladdor Bothers You Drink Lots of Wstor. LADD & BUSH, Bankers j TXANIAOTI A OINKlAi lAOMTINO BUSINESS. BAXBTT DS rOSIT BOXEE TRAVELES8' CHISCXt, Dress Goods and Silks Now marked out on our coun ters at bargain prices. WOOL DRESS GOODS 19c, 29c, 49c and up Silks, yd 19c 25c 35c 49c up Domestics Thousands of yards of all kinds of goods marked away down. Yard31-2c,41-2c,6 l-4c 8 l-3c and up Ladies 15c Fast Black Cotton Hose 4 Pair for 25c. J " ' ' :tJMt. MS.; . ..fin i. OfflJf the STORE THAT SAVES YOU MONEY 75c Black Sateen Mercerized Petticoats Now 25c Killing meat regularly eventually produce kidney truldo iu soma form or other, says a well known authority, because the uric acid in meat excites the kidneys, they become overworked; get sluggish; clog up and rnuso all corta of distress, particularly backache and misery lu tho kidney region; rheu matic twinges, severe headaches, acid stomach, constipation, torpid liver, sleeplessness, bladder and urinary irri tation. Tho moment your back hurts or kid evs aren't acting right, or it bladder bothers you, get about four ounces of lad Salts from any good pharmacy, lake a tnbhwpoonful in a glass of water Itnfnrii brink f ii fitr h few Java sod vour kldnev. will then act fine! This I T" ,,'r""t 0,"r"i,,'V H';'m,. famous salt, is male from tho acid of -P-"" 'rn.le..t. as these brums grnpes and lemon juice, combined with View, oyer deepening country, haunts, retreats, Proud vallevs, sacred woods but nil, alas, in dust. The envv-ilrunken vineynrd where fair youth Had lingered pensive with his half eternal love; The garden fair with every sickening odor of the sun; The pulsing open fields with waving grain; Sad summer iovs: the toil of sickled harvest ; The L'orL'eous bridal summer-song of singers Whose deathless, unimanined, vital logic Dreams unenvied, twice-adored, nnd un coil fessed lu dust of Idle dreams and lofty ethic Horn of overburdened citizens: Ah! Alns, All these hnve faded, shattered, crum bled blown And only vagrant rifts of skull-ninxked sand Remain to mnrk the sad predestined Mirthless march of years. Rome miracle of fancy seems nil this, As if, beneath the drifting sands, re peso Pome dirgi of men, that lay in death. and lifeless, Toughed for even the skull may laugh a mirthless laugh, One chord to find its ret in lurk, the other half dmitiu miss lkasid wmn.l Cnlumet, Mich., Dec. 31. Uiicompro mining adherence to their determination never by direct or indirect means to recoguizo the Western Federation of Miners was pronounced late yesterday by mine managers of the popper striko district who were willing to discuss tho visit here of John H. Pensmore, solici tor of the department of labor. The fact that Mr. Pensmore had an nounced his mission as one of concilia tion made most of the employers shako their heads dubiously. "We could not treat with the federa tion even if wo wished," said F. W. IVnuton, inannger of the Copper liangi Consolidated company. "Tho men at work would never consider employment underground with members of tho union for there would always be trouble, nnd, in view of the fact that 10,000 men are working for Cue companies, wo cnunot ignore their interests." Tho strike is to enter on its final stage within two days, today being tho last on which the companies will ro receive applications for work from strikers. Origlimllv December 1 had been set us the limit, but nt the request of business menthe time was extended. Whatever good the extra 30 day might hne accomplished, was wiped out by the Italian hall disaster, the controver sy ns to who should give relief to af flicted families and the attempt to mur der and the deportation of Charles 1'. Mover, president of the federation. lit liia, and has been used for genera tions to flush clogged kidneys and stim ulate them to norma! activity; also to neutralise the acids In tho urine so it no longer irritates, thus ending bladder disorders. Jd Halts cannot Injure anyone; have blown V. KHNKST ItAKEK. Willamette Vniversitv. rope railroads are out, in many places and this section is isolated as far as telegraphic communication is concerned. Scores of villages which ordinarily would have seen biiow are cut off. Tho suffering of the poor is intense and deaths from exposure are common. Paris and the outlying districts are partly snowbound. A cyclone struck Saono et Loire today, doing great dam age. , ATTEMPTED GRAND LARCENY CHARGED IN INDICTMENTS 1 11 NITSO I'HIHS LRASVJD WIR1. Now York, Dec. 31. Thomas Has soli, former secretary to State Engineer John Benscl, and fprmerly an employe of the board of water supply for New York City, was indicted late yesterday on the chargo of attempted grand lar ceny. Ho is accused of having attempted to extort $.")0,000 from Anthon Doug las, the tunnol contractor of Niagara Kails, on tho falso representation thnt ho could obtain for Douglas tho con tract for the construction of tho Hudson river syphon of tho Croton aqueduct. The Indictment grew out of District At torney Whitman's investigation into political graft. LEGISLATORS FOUND GUILTY. AN EVERYDAY CONVERSATION. Mr. E. (failing to suppress a yawn) "My dear, you will pardon me for saying it, but our evenings have reach ed a point where thoy are dead slow." Mrs. K. (looking up from her work) " What shall wo do? I 'II do anything; you like. Shall we play cards?" Mr. E. "Thanks, no. Two-handed games, except cribbago, are no good and I am so tired of cribbngo that I hate the sight of the board." Mrs. E. "Very well. Shall wo go out f Let's go and see George and May." Mr. E. "No, I don't want to go out I'm too tired to begin with, and what's more, I don't like tho idea that if I mint entertainment, we've got to go to some one's else house to find it. Lot's get a Victrola." Mrs. E. " 'Twould bo splendid, but. can wo afford it?" Mr. E. "Yes, the eay payment plan offered by tho Wiley H. Allen Co.,R. F. Peters, manager, 521 Court street, ena bles anyone to own a Victrola, with which they can drive dull care away."' And the next days they bought a Victrola. Go thou and do likewise. POSITIVE PROOF. LOOGINO CAMPS TO GET BUSY, toitmo run irnxmrn wias. Astoria, Or., Dec. 31, -It Is expected that, the majority of the logging camps iu the Lower Columbia liivor district will start up next Monday after the close down for the holidays. The Pa cific Logging Company, which still has several mfts on hand, probably will not resume operations before next month. NOTHING HAPPENED. (Judged Sho sat beneath the mistletoe. Without the slightest fear; ninke a delightful efforveeent llthla- sho felt no wild, glad tremor, though watsr drink which millions of men and j fcho knew he lingered near, women take Bow ad then to keep the silfl thr, cnm l unafraid, kidneys and urinary organs dean, thus I And slooidly ho yawnod, for thev'd I k rl.11 tiit auarlfMisi VlilttsaV (4(ntsisa f IS r - l''"' nmiTicn iur jwr. BLIZZARDS AND FLOODS ARE HITTING FRANCE HARD fCNiTU) rtsss uiasid wtai.1 Paris, Pee, SI. France and the great er part of Europe is ex-orieniiug the bitterest year end in a decade, Pli rards and floods have done great dam age inland and gale havo ravaged the coast. In Spain and Portugal cold caus ed numerous deaths. In southern France and southwest Ku- irwiTFir ennsn UASun wisn.l Charleston, W. Vs., Dec. 31. Five members of the West Virginia legisla ture are guilty of accepting bribees in connection with the election of 1'nited States senator at the regular session n January and February, 1013, ami should be expelled, is the finding of a joint committee of the two houses of the leg islature, made public yesterday. State Senator Hen Smith, and Delegates S. U. (i. Khodes, Ralph Pugg, H. K. Asbury and David Hill wero recommended for expulsion, PREDICTS WET WEATHER. fCNrrro mass ijitsin wtas. Santa Clara, Cab, Dev. 31. A contin uance of tho wet weather of November and December was predicted for Janu ary yesterday by the Rev, J. S. Ricard, of Santa Clara university. The Inst ten days of January, ho predicted, likely will produce imHrtant and histotricnl planetary disturbances. FLATTERY? NO, INDEED. Madge Did he try to flatter you? Marjorie Why, no, dear. He merely said I was the prettiest girl he's ever met. New York Sun. Should Convince the Greatest Skeptic In Salem. JOURNAL. WANT ADS. bring results. llecause it's the evidence of a Salem citizen. Testimony easily investigated. The strongest endorsement of merit. The best proof. Read it; P. W. Hrown, fanner, 130!) State St., Salem, Oregon, says: "Three years of millwright work in a damp atmosphere disordered my kidneys. I often had lameness nnd soreness across the small of my back. When luiving an attack. I heard of Dean's Kidney Pills and got a supply. They entirely removed the backache and soreness, together with other symptoms of kidney trouble. All I said recommending Dean's Kidney Pills when I publicly endorsed them be more, holds good. I use them occasion ally when I have symptoms of kidney complaint and 1 never fail to get quick relief. Another of the family has also used Don n's Kidney Pills fur kidney weakness and has had the best of re sults." Price ."Oc at all dealers. Don't sim ply ask for a kidney remedy get I loan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Drown had. Foster Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, X. Y. Christmas is very fine, but once s year is often enough.