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VHE SALEM CAPITAL JOURNAL. SALEM. OREGON. rirAY. OCTOBER 16, 1914.
rotra ! FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 1914 Editorial Page of The Daily Capital Journal HIE DAILY If iL JOURNAL PUBLISHED BY CAPITAL JOURNAL PRINTING CO., Inc. RHABLES H. FISHER EDITOB AND MANAOEE PUBLISHED EVEET EVENING EXCEPT B0NDAT, SALEM, OEEOON 8UB8CRIPTION4JBATES: Dnily, by Carrier, per year $5.00 Per month.. Daily, by Mn.il, per year 3.00 Per month.. Weekly, oy Muil, per year 1.00 Six months. .Me ,.35c ,50c FCLL LEASED WIEE TELEOBAPH BEPOET The Capital Journal carrier boys are Instructed to put the papers on the nrch. If the carrier does not do this, misses you, or neglects getting the tipper to you oa time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this Is the only way we can determine whether or sot the carriers are following Instructions, tfnoae Main 82. THE POWER OF STATUTES. Some very learned men argue that business conducted on enormous scale cannot he made subject to law. "Statutes " says the President ol Columbia college, ' "will not put moral principles where they do not exist." Maybe not. i But there are some things that right statutes rigidly applied can do.' They can put some of the business violators of moral principles in jail. Maybe statutes can't put moral principles in a man, but they can put the man without moral principles out of .ashless. It is quite probable that moral principles cannot be put in the big trust grafters by statute or any other means. But if the statutes are properly enforced, the big trust grafters may cease grafting and do some plain living and hard thinking in a place provided by statute for that pur- v.na This would be good for the general business, if not pood for the big grafters. It might not put moral principles in men, but it would put moral principle in future methods of doing big business. , Srnhiha in themselves can ticcomulish nothing. But rigidly enforced, they can make even the manipulator of millions humble and tractable. Besides, it is well to remember that statutes direct and develop public opinion. NO PREPARATION NEEDED. The Oregonian is clucking over its China nest egg! again and making itself generally ridiculous. It says Chinese do not eat eggs having some kind of superstition about them, and that such eggs as are not used in raising poultry are allowed to go to waste. It also says these eggs ! can be bought in China at three cents a dozen, and yet it tells its readers that a tariff of three cents would stop their importation. That such China eggs as are imported do not compete with the "made-in-Oregon" product is shown by the price, the China eggs, so the Oregonian says, selling at 20 cents a dozen and the Oregon product at 35 to 40 cents. As eggs are out of the reach of the working man at 35 cents, it would seem that the Oregonian has as its object the prevention of any but millionaires eating eggs. It is rotten politics instead of addled eggs that is worrying our big contemporary. The deadliness of the present war has not yet been told, for the dispatches have never said a word about the hospitals other than their first aid to the wounded. The history of all wars shows the deaths from disease as far more numerous than from those due to battle, and while it is estimated the deaths in battle in the present war are above a quarter of a million for all the armies, it is prob able this estimate is entirely too high. Yet if the killed in battle amounts to half that, the death list when the vic tims of disease are counted will be far above that number. The Oregonian accuses Governor West of abusing about everything and everybody, in his speech at Portland Wednesday night. A careful perusal of his speech fails to show that he did much to the Oregonian except quote some of its editorials. I Late Yesterday At Los Angeles. The police eoiriniis bion orilereil the ilestnutioti by fire of opium worth $:55,0(KI confiacatoil in Chinatown. At Los Amjji'Iob. A. B. Kalliueyer wnj excused troni .jury duty after he .hin! proved to the court by a sihtcs fluu of sneev.es that lie had liny fever. At Los Angeles. The day Krounil co'inuii-'iiou instructed its representn-1 fives t.i larn whether it is possible to secure the U)H Olympic giimes for Los Angeles. V. At Los AnxelesV-A resolution pro-tc-stiiiK against starts wide prohibition was adopted by the rectors of the Los Alleles Sneiiuerfest, representing MMW German-American citizens. '' Representative Gardner, of Massachusetts, got end ' wise in congress Thursday and threw several individual and congressional fits because this country is not pre pared for war, and wants a committee of three senators, three congressmen and three others to find out how much, where and why it is unprepared. The scrappy congressman fails to realize what must ' be apparent to anyone who ever gives his thinker exercise that the nations of Europe have removed any reason, if there was any, for a state of preparedness for war. When ! they get through with each other it is fair to presume each and every one of them will have all the war its sys- tern requires for a dozen or so years. The need of men . to rehabilitate the destroyed industries to spread the wings of commerce to the winds, to cultivate the farms and rebuild the mined cities will prevent the recruiting of vast armies; and besides, the toil of these same men will be needed to earn the money to pay off the vast debt the 4...u,..if u'ni. Vina o.wl.lloil ilium tnt labor of the world. JIV'V.lll TIU1 til... puiuiv V- ' -' - - - - Preparedness for war did not delay or prevent war in Europe, but rather hastened ana caused it. r-acn oi the nations, with its big army, was like a boy with a new rn in 1 1 n hiitmv until it wna ti-iod on something. If there ever was a time when getting ready to scrap our neighbor was excusable, me present is not ii. uui .friends across tho pond have made it absolutely unneces sary for us to even think about needing an army. As to the need of a navy, maybe if the time ever comes when one m needed, we can borrow England's or Germany's if we can provide a safe place to intern them. Pniri,OLimnn I '! ti1nt tionila til h.'lVH t ill hindsifflltS VCMII IPIIIIUI v - - - n of his imagination fixed and a real new foresight attached i ! l . II...I !.. I I.!.. ...... ,4-W u) ma muzzic, uuu is 10 iut muuwi. The Belgian government, like Noah's dove, is having difficulty in finding a resting place. It reminds one of our own war, when a certain union cavuiry general wru li ft series of articles for Harpers, which were dated from "Headquarters in the Saddle." This caused some carping critic to remark that you "could not expect much from a (Tenerul who kept his headquarters where his hindquarters .hould be." The English government has instructed its citizens to ftot their women folks out of Turkey. This Is about the name as saying Turkey is ready to join the Germans and .Austnans. LADD & BUSH, Bankers Established 18G3 Capital $300,000.00 Transact a general blinking business Safety Deposit Boxes SAVINGS DEPARTMENT About the only thing Belgium had to do with getting into this war was that she got caught on the track just when a through limited claimed the right-of-way. The re sults are especially applicable to the comparison. The Germans now have guns with a range of 25 miles. If this improvement in range can be carried much fur ther, Germany can recall her armies and fight her battles from Berlin. Food speculation is an ancient and dishonorable pur suit at which the world has connived until it nas come to be considered respectable and all right. Mnph has Iwen said about Dreparine for war in time of peace, but it strikes us it is better in Europe just now to prepare for peace in time of war. i viofrn.r. frnm tflkinc nart in the war with entirely new game in the shape of great Zeppe lins and swift aeroplanes in sight for the wing shooters. in Vnrrlnrwl iiiot nmv nnp would not have to take out a license to shoot Zeppelins. Besides, the open season will last until the war ends. Wasted Men THE ROUND-UP . . f Albany nnd Oorvnltis printers have The war noes on, there is no Sinn of nnrfected teniimrnrv oruanir.ntiou and iiewe: no seer can say when miry strife lima Hi irno.l n iietition uskiuir for a shall I'll hp : no L'it'lcd iirnphet, in his chrtiir fur the Allinnv-i'orvnllis Tpo- sniiuiled rone, can souil a dove around ttrnphlcnl union, from the. head orgnii- b'.ntwn. There were 2,32 registered at Port land Wednesday, of whom 1,304 were women, nnd they outnumbered the men who only showed up to the number of 1020. linker City has just completed build Inn ft new pipe line for her water works, nnd mnde a saving of 2l,"lll by lining the work herself instead of having it done bv contract, The lowest bid was K'LTOO nnd the work cost iM'J.TKO.Wl. Hood Itlver Is holding Its nnnunl : VY V 'l 1 V, y . . I nuns still roar, the t l.o weary glolH-j the captains inarch and slay, men lives. like threshed out chaff, are thrown nwny. The younn men die ,in battle siege nnd rout! who I hows Willi t geiiiiin 1:iis been blotted rut I I 'ei hill's I rhiikespearc lies umoiig the slain, born to the buys, nnd born, alas, in nln! Full ninny K. K. E. Hiil.lnnu. t'nriiiiM'lv nf 111,. M.WlOlllst church at Salinas, was sentence to , three veins in the McNeil's Island fel' eral prison for writing an improper letV ter to Miss fcdna liogers, M iliiiier At Reduced Prices Now! Is the time for bargains in this popu lar department. Despite our former low prices, we will give you liberal reductions. Nothing reserved, all new up-to-date hats, shapes and fancy feathers at At Richmond, Va. After deciding to meet next year at Seattle, electing W. A. Law of I'liiladelphia president, an I choosing other officers, the Ainericnii Hankers' eouveiitiou ended its fourth annual convention. At Hoston. Addressing the Ihisiness Women's club, t'resiilent-r'meritiis Kl liot of Harvard university declined America would huve to help the Kuro pean allies if they should become ex linusted in their war with (lerniniiy. At .Sun Iterniii'diiio, Oil. A coroner's jury returned, without comment, a ver dict to the effect that Heujamin Knier son "came to death of a gunshot wound lit the hands of ii. K. Davis, " managing editor of the imi Bernardino ludex. OPEN FORUM WATER FRONT MEAS URES DANGEROUS err,,rfn;n:,Vwcd: nigh, mitl It will be kept up unti. late H -- - ; j, Hatuiday nighty their mists arise, a. d spread . veil of , ., i . i... i.. red across the skies. The youth and Hn- lUIMII,! T.1,1 II,,, V I. I-M1.i"i. II. Its county treasury this year, nnd the tax lexy iiext year It Is thought will be five mills less than this. , g n I tm of the waning lands, with fool ish weapons in tluir artist hands, arc caning flesh, uhu should be curving stone, ate wielding swiirds, when brush The teachers Institute held at Med ". -, their own. Alas, what wri.tc, ford closed Its three day session wl'" ,'.'" 1,1 ""' ' ''' O'1" Wed iln.v with It resolution Indorsing """"" - ""K" "' i the ri or in ti I sclinols nt Ashlnud and Wostnu, WnttlM. tin ! Ailnm. iNiNiM-r MrW To the Kditor: With the absolute certainty tliut the "Water Front" constitutional iiiuentl incut Xo, 1124 nnd its companion bill, ao. IlitO on the ballot, proposed for adoption nt the next state election, will deprive the state of authority to sell any tide hinds or any submerged lauds on the iiuvignble streams ami buys of Oregon, the stnte Is confronted with the prospect that all industrial dovcl opuiert requiring access to the water will speedily mine to an end. This is the iiplnlon of practically every attor ney who has miido a careful examina tion of the proponed amendment and bill. Well known luwyeis in Port lit ml and other cities in the state have pointcl out that the proposed amendment con taiiM n provision that title hinds limy he lenst'il by the state only as sites on which to build dorks. This means that the slate hind board will not be per mitted to grunt uny permit to dike or reclaim any overflow lands or tide lands, or niiy right to utilize tide lands for booming purposes, fishery purposes or as sites lor industries or for any other Industrial development purpose. In an address recently delivered In 1'orthiutl by ex-Heniitor F. W, Mulkey, who with ('. H. .luck son of the Journal proposed the amendment and the bill, Mr. Mulkey used this expression: " I'll sold tide Innds nnd foreshore of iiuvig n bio ,t ten ins will remain the property of the state. They will be analogous to timber lauds in the national forest reserves. They will be a heritage for future generations. " Those who hnve made a study of the niiieiiiiinent Slid the hill give Mr. Mill key credit, since he is one nf the au thors of the measure, with knowing what they menu ami when he says that the unsold tide lands ami loreshore ran only he lensed for dock purposes, It be nnies perfectly clear that the vast logging interests, fishing interests and other Industries that retpiirn access to the water iu their nperiilions are to be practically put out of the game su far as future d"vehipnient Is concerned If these incnsiircs become laws. Another serious objection to both ol these measures, which is urged by a great tunny people iu nil sections of the Mate, Is the fact that the school In ml which now derives considerable revenue from the snle of title liimlx ami the foreshore of the mivignble waters nf the state will lie deprived of n very large sum of money that Is now btiitlv needed for the niHintenniice of the public school system of Oregon, SEATTLE (JETS BANKERS. Hcnltle, Vn-di., ret, Id. Culniliinl The Portland Hallway Light and Power company will on or before next Moudiiv pnv the city of P(irtUd IM,. ,112. fur rental of city bridges during ,, ,, nt iililxirn flulit between Seattle the year. lico, Han Kraiielseo, Mllwankte and l her cities. Henttle was award.-. I Tim Wheeler Reporter tells of the e' , ,xt convention of the Amer .u i pliiit of Htnith hlllott, who recently in,,.,,-iissocialion, to be hebl In l'H.-, killed a '.'yenr-old bear with a club, as ),,. convention which closed lest it was entiling down the trunk of ,lltiU t Richmond. Va. tree. Hue blow did the business, .., IIHMItint ion Is the largest nf lis " kind in the world. It is ex ted 3,oou The Me.lford council has divided to ,,, ,.,ies will be In atlten.lanre. discontinue the ni'iiroiuintlon for snaii , and towels for fire department use. range a reunion of old soldiers of the The Mall Tribune Ironically observes world fails to see snv glory wnrth moa that the saving will Insure a lower tat the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary levy. ; nf the close of the war. There are 'about 2.1 of the old soldiers, of north The !fherwon, News Hheel has en- and south. The Idea of n reunion is tercd Its fourth veur, and Kditor Shep- meeting much cneoiimgement, herd snvs: "It means that there has lueu three yenrs of battle. Despite our Neighborly sentiment Inspires the atliersltles, we have never failed to get Uahcr Herald, which sayst "llnlnes out. an Issue. We are In new quarter, has the hustling habit mnre than ever Where the bank was we are." ; In trying to secure a lO.liou race track. 1 Kvery ersnn .wan wishes the country The fcdenfl reelnmatloii service at tn grow will wish that busy city the llennislon Is to cover tho entire project heel of success." with a telephone system, in order that- ditch riders mnv be kept In close (ouch County School Superintendent K. J. with henihpiarters. The Herald Mig- Monro reports 41,1' teacher employed gests Hint protect settlers would do well In l.sne county and a salary roll of to get In on the new ytein. 11,1:13. The great majority of these teachers have had college training and ,t. W. White, of dohn 1'av, the ' .nearly all hake had special pedagngt- yea City Kagle reports, Is trying to sr- cal work. 1 SHINE I IN EVERY V I DROP" t - UK.:,: I Yf 1 ttatUfclH.ilbafcuU J BlmkmifcHtnvn 1n1lh r.titt(rrrl. It tWr nt 4rV 'Hit J tun Im Ub. to () I urn WTpt htjuiii a ti.l nnla Mi tiiltr nlrliilHr nti W .-! iHitlt nr ititl, Vutt I Black Silk Stove Polish nt. nilkvlnMro "lit r1..n.s. ..(.(, .,.( mihant ii. jt..h.h. HUli Huh tti.ira I'.sWh n.l rib tT l( UH ,.Wf Hm4 M Uir r f.irNrt k-n mum irusj t worti ma mmw f, ' rcrri wt ire. ,h, iv, , I MintFajfnw,, UIHtrTt -sjV-.l (V. H-t.tH.ir..liah vitMiT-f iVt , " Sw.ll... Ul.u. r nhtt si AitniKi TWMI S Mmrl in, fftAtr4, W- ,-, M.ti. f..t- .,i,i wMIr tanrii.,.. Imi.u rwnm. Tit ii. v i.. suk mmi m. tl.IH.m,Wi,l, r";. Iri ""t '" kutlUMt m,,I.K. hh um I 13 11. Ill REDUCED PRICES Fur Sets at Reduced Prices Nice laiKse Fur Muff and Collar, $15.00 seow Nice large FuiWf and Collar, $10.00 set now.7- Nice large Fur Muff antTollar, $7.50 set now .V Nice large Fur Muff and Collaiy" nr $9.00 $7.50 $5.00 $6.50 set now V ROSTEIN & GREENBAUM 240-246 COMMERCIAL STREET Economy in Painting Your House i does not mean buying the paint sold at the lowest prlc per gallon. It means getting the paint that covers tho most surface per gallon and gives the greatest number of years of servicein other words, tho best vaJut lot your dollar. HOUSE PAINT casts less because it takes less and lasts longer. Let us shovr you pleasing color combinations, esti- yrfZX matc luantity needed, or be of any other Tf service we can, whether you buy r not. Com in and ft an Aetna QuaHty Pointing Cutdt Boot and torn color rtiggtiHonjk I J Willamette Hardware Co. 426 STATE STREET jV .":i-w;. : GOOD FOR 25 VOTES For . . . 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