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..'..VbTi Editorial Page of The Capital Journal HI KM.Y EVENING CHARLES H. nSHEE Editor and Huiftr .1 annuo 11. I'.i 17. It i www PUBLISH Kl) EVEBY EVBMNO EXCEPT HEN DAY, HALLM, OREGON, BY Capital Journal HARNKS, i II IB. II PISHKR. President. Vice-President. s I ' list IM IT 1 1 carrier, per year ninil, per year Daily Daily l.v PULL LBABED W1RK EAST Kli N R K I R KSI : S T AT I V Kri rk, Ward l.cw is Williams special Agency, Tribune Huilding i hii-ngo. W. II. Htockwcll, People's Oas Building Now Y The Capital Journal Barrier boy? are instructed to put the papers ou the jrcb. If the carrier doc not do thin, misses you, or neglects getting the ier la you on time, kindly phone the circulation manager, as this is the I .ilv wav WC can determine whether or not the carriers are following iu rttactioaa. Phone Main SI before 7:.'KI o'clock and a paper will be sent you Y special ajMMH if the carrier has missed you. A GOOD PIECE OF WORK The most important action of the Commercial Club since its organization is the offer to guarantee that from three to four thousand acres will be planted to flax in the vicinity of Salem if anyone here. It is claimed that interested parties nave examined into the matter and have expressed a willingness to build; the mills 5 it they can D guaranteea ine quaniuj 01 nax j y to keep them busy. This kind of work means necessary much to Salem and the farmers of this vicinity and if the j club through its action assists in getting a flax product ;tl . i ., i .1 1 koea It will knva ilnnu a in n on if .p.irtf' tiippp ! linn t-M-awiiniicu oci v. m in uu.i, r- of work. The governor in his tention to the fact that while the first year s flax experi ment did not make a good showing, owing to it being an experiment and besides an unfortunate season, that the crop of 1916 was a profitable one, and the results indicate! that crops to follow will make a still better showing as; the farmers get experience in growing the crop. The United States supreme court had held the Webb Kenyon law is constitutional although this decision will help make the morning constitutional that much harder to get. This however should relieve some of our legis lators of a great deal of worry, as under this law, a wot state cannot send liquors into a dry state, if the latter objects. This should settle the Hornbrook business and all similar. It raises a nice question tnougn, anu opens the door for whole lots of trouble for the supreme court in the not remote future, if it stands by the doctrine of "stare decisis." If one state can prevent another sending liquors into it, why cannot it prevent it sending any other articles? If it can do this will not the states and not the federal government control interstate traffic? We do not presume to question the decision, but that it opens the door for legislation of one state against the products of another being brought into, it seems undeniable. If Thomas Lawson is telling the truth, he should be compelled to tell the whole truth and expose those, if any, who have profited by the alleged leaks from the gov ernment departments at Washington. It is too serious a charge to be passed by without the most thorough in vestigation. So far Lawson has refused to mention any name or to make any assertions backed by anything more reliable than hearsay. He insinuates that he could tell much more; but when cornered dodges and equivocates. If he is lying, which seems highly probable from his ac tions, he 'should be punished as severely as the law can punish such a scurrilous scandal monger. It is up to the congressional committee to make him either "shoot or give up the gun. England has fixed the price of wheat at 60 shillings for 504 pounds. This would equal about $1.58 a bushel. This would make the price in England lower than in Chicago or even here in Oregon where bluestem is quoted above that price and other varieties at about the same price as in England. The same dispatch says potatoes are priced at from 115 to iM shillings a ton. This would mean about 85 cents a bushel or one and a half cents a pound. Considering the conditions in the tight little Isle it is evident the High Cost of Living has not visited it. 0 Authorities on the subject say sugar will be lower. They point out that Cuba had a record crop last year, it totalling above :,t500,()00 tons. This however would not of itself cause a drop in the sweetening if no other things happen to assist. It is claimed the demand in Europe regulates the market and that the unsettled conditions there prevent any reasonably certain foi-ecast as to what that demand will be. One thing that makes the drop seem certain is that it is so long yet to "preserving time." It appears, or seems to, that in the report of the Mex ican General Murguia that he had whipped Villa and had him and his army on the run a hopmil sign tor it is the hrst the border from Mexican sources in two years that had, LADD & BUSH. Banker Established 1868 CAPITAL Transact a General Banking Business Safety Deposit Boxes .SAVINGS DEPARTMENT Ptg. Co., Inc. DOHA C. AND RES EN, Sc. and Troas. . RATES 5.00 Per month lVr month Hi TEl.ECRAHl REPORT will build and operate a mill; message iuesday called at he told the truth. TViio io story coining norm across $500,000.00 even the semblance of truth. the exception that proves the ittntfRhinno: 11 THE SLEEPING PORCH There still are folks who sleep indoors, in! closed up rooms they heave their snores, I and breathe the stale and stagnant air which harbors germs and microbes there.' And when the shades of night are sped, and they crawl stiffly out of bed, they say they're feeling worse, a heap, than ere they; had their little sleep. I used to slumber in ' f.aftfeaW ' mhL i a room that was as airtight as a tomb, and I was always out of whack, with rheuma- tism in my back, and corns and bunions ofi I A n,mm, Uv. ,,,b. ,i;or. 1 rwicca, anu But now a sleeping porch is winfis whine. T rise when from my whiskers brush the nose anfl earS; and greet the day Wltn hearty cheers. And jm so hearty and so hale, the undertaker lifts a wail. He used to think he'd get me soon, and plant me out beneath i the moon, when I was groaning of my ills, and blowing ' i? 1 :n r..i. : l i. .c i. I coin lor oeesvvax uiiis. i)U l. go scooting up the village street, and prancing like an U-i. 1. . J i. 1 1 OKruuixi, lie uuesn i rviiuw vviieie lie is u I Some Little stories and Gossip of the Legislature Chief Clerk John Cochrane of (lie sen- te, is one of the moil popular officials of this and two previous legislatures. The reason is not far to seek. His earl iest work was as I route carrier ou the Capital Journal when Col. and Andy llofer were running it in its early days. Willi Keh a stun it is natural that any position that needs filling, anil filling right, is open to Win, "Johnny" had the habit of getting there long before' he discarded marbles and the diniinu tive Johnny and like Minerva leaped I full armed as John I), into public no tice and well deserved position. "Andy" Hoier told the writer of John W.'s get-thei e-ai ti veuess. before doing the Minerva stunt. Johnny came through the front office one evening carrying a big bag of Capital Journals. He was leaning well over to oue side to balance the weight of Col, Hofer's heavy editorials, and Andy noticing him called out: "That's a pretty heavy bundle. Johnny- Don't they make you tired f" "Me tired," answered the coming chief clerk. "Nah, 1 only peddle 'em, I don 't read 'em. picture Adonis I'hil Hates, the moving ot the northwest is shedding the light of his continuance and considerable in formation at to tourist travel, scenery, good roads and the necessity of calling the attention af the balance of the country and tourists to the fact that this section ardently desires the first has our uneiualleil quantity and unriv alled quality ot the second and is rapidly accumulating the last. He is also suggesting this to the members o'f the legislature only, that a modest sum spent in advertising the sceuery of the northwest, would be a splendid and profitable investment. A proposition is on foot to advertise the northwest, Idaho, Washington ami Oregon untiling for the purpose. Prom this it seems probable that Philip has some figures In his pockets that will i become public property before the sc-s-I sion is half over. J. S. Stewart, known throughout all the bunch grata country as "Jim" who lives in Fossil and pries out fet Fossil Journal weekly for all iu Possil dom, is as he says, "just kinda lookin' after things'' up about the state house. Jim bails from Fossil, but is no nearer being fossilized than when, the writer first met him in The Dalles 30 years ago. He is the li vest and liveliest relic of the paleozoic age that ever mounted the hurricane deck of a Cayuse and chased the double-jointed coyotes over the rluiroeki of Wheeler county. What he is after is not known, but whatever it is, Jim will get it. or if ho doesn't he will always think he ought to have done so. When it was suggested during the de bate over the number of clerks that should be employed oti the engrossing and enrolling committees that it was better to hire them now while they were plentiful than to wait until the middle of the session when some of them might get awnv, there was a mutual interchange of grins between some hun- idea of applicants for positions in the ,f:;".1;!0Lrmed t0 touoh manv funnvbones at once You wouldn't suspect in looking at the governor that he was a humorist but he deceives his looks. He remarked yesterday that it was much better for the state to nave a repuiincan governor acting in harmony with a republican legislature in ennctiug ueeded legisla tion of a sound, sane character, and ac complishing it without strife or turmoil. History shows it is the legislation that is enacted without strife that is genera'ly the very worst kind- To have everything running along without a hitch is the ideal condition for the gen tlemen with axes to grind. Parturition without pain is not possible if a healthy 'ittle Bill is to be born. The kicker and the objector are the salvation of the However it is probably only rule. cvciy UUKi jj.uin. uiocaoc. mine, and over me the night entries the snnrisp p-lnw. and snow, and thaw the ice from i seeinu uie on uuuvaiu ieet, 4- t people so far as makin cemed. for they force lnws are con a general and thorough discussion of the matter in hand and bring it oul into the sunlight. I.oretta is a fine animal and the gover nor ia ,1 t ilonfti it in.t".' of hordes Tllilt was the comment a prominent repulili- I can legislator made on the governor's message. lii od he house extended its courtesy to newspaper representatives and start off right foot foremost. The sen ate neglected to do this but then Presi dent Moser knew the boys and realized they ilid not need to have anything ex tended them that could be grabbed. If the gang can get by the doorkeeper they can be relied on not to let anything get away. Mrs. Jenny Kemp, state president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Un ion, iH here to look after legislation connected with bills dealing with aho holic liquor and education questions, sin has her headquarters in the state lib rary in the supreme court building, Mrs. Kemp is regarded almost as a necessary figure in temperance legislation and is often consulted on measures that deal with the liquor traffic. and with prob lems involving wayward girls. Through her influence in the lobby ninny wise and sane ideas have been incorporated into Oregon laws. Senator Diinii k 's (Sonenrreut resolu tion providing that axpropriation bills shall be introdnoM within 'Ml days and that none be introduced during the last 10 duvs of the session was passed by the senate yesterday as one of the moans w hereby appropriations are to be held down to the six per cent limitation, as provided iu the constitution. As it is a concurrent resolution it will have to pass the house before it becomes ef fective. If it does, and it probably will, all bills appropriating money must1 be introduced within the first SO days of the session. The Rogue River fishing struggle that has raged Intermittently since 1S74 be tween the Hume fishing interests and the people who are dependent on fishing for a living and sportsmen who fish for pleasure, was precipitated ill the house yesterday when Tichenor of Coos and Curry, counties introduced a bill to pro hibit fishing for salmon below a cer tain dead line, except with hook and line. The dead line is drawn across the river from Doyle Point and extends out to the three mile limit. The objection to fishing with anything other than hook and line is made because other methods have a tendency to drive the fish from the river and keep them from entering it to spawn. This measure follows recommenda tions of the fish and game commisison. Tuesday the southern Oregon delegation held an informal conference to discuss the problem of abolishing seining anil set net fishing in the Rogue river but no bill has yet been drafted. The Hume interests are controlled of Roderick Macleay. of Portland, who practically cwns the river to the exclusion o'f in dividual fishing and sportsmen. Tn addition to the measures of the "bone dry" bill introduced in the house by Representatives Lewis, he presented another which prohibits the manufac ture and sale and keenins for sale, of I patent and proprietary medicines con- taining more than one-half of one per cent of alcohol. If the patent medicim- comx"""" are reasonably intended or likely to be used as a beveragt or for internal use eyes still smiled bravely at us. tier express their sympathy. Leonard Brooke i "Yes, I was to go with him but fath it shall be unlawful to sell iv at mo spirit was stronger than her body, and came often. He seemed to have forgot- er was taken sick the day before wa prescription is given by a physician the I clung to her at the last as I never had ten all, save a desire to help me bear were to start, " I explained, prescription must be kept on file for in done before! fearful that I might lose my sorrow. He brought new music, and "Mabel Horton told me Mr. Han, spection for two years; a copy must als her too. Dad's had always been the when we played or sang together I for- mond didn't go to the funeral " be sent to the county clerk," who shall leading spirit in our home, mother's the got to grieve for a time. He also had! "No, I could not reach him in time, keep it ou file for two years. Fine and gentle loving one. Their devotion to taken upon himself the task of teaching and although he offered it wonld have jail sentence are penalties for violation, eaeh other had been wonderful. I re- Edith to drive her pony. I told Clifford been useless to come afterward " I told -j member that when I was first married he had offered to do so and he replied: her, commencing to be sorry ' I had As the result of the meeting of the I thought all married people were like "Tell him to go ahead! 1 haven't shown interest. committee ou insurance with lusurance them. And I smiled sadly as I recalled time, and hell be more careful of Edith' Commissioner Wells yesterday, Tuesday how very soon I had been disabused of than a man we could hire." (Tomorrow Unpleasant Information) of next week at 11 o'cloek haw been et as the time when the Mutual com panies in the state wilt be given a hear tag by the joint committees of the sen ate and houae on innurnnee. The repre sentatives of the mutual companies will be given a hearing at this time relative to provision!) in the new insurance code af feeling their organizations. This code I haa not yet been introduced but it is l aaid to cover every branch of insur i auce. Mrs Alexander Thompson, of The Dalles, representative from Hood River and Wasco counties, is the only woman in the state legislature. Sue in a demo crat, and was given the privilege of as sisting iu organizing the house, which is predominantly republican. Her daugh ter is with her anil nets as stenograplier. She has a bouquet of white carnations on her desk, which is on the front row, west sido of the house, second desk from the center aisle. Charles Krskine, enrolling clerk of the llotlxe i . u former Sinli.rat lv graduate ..f the wu)aaiett unWeraity E&T.i t MS?"S graduating he went t. ntrai Oregon i""1 opened law office at Bend, where h(, ,, , ,, ti,.ill(, -nee Hl, w, raUiM eieri at the ms aaaaioa of i ue legislature, unu won nis position this session without much opposition. i-ioniieu oioii, ot rornaaa, represen-i tiitive from Multnomah, is said to be Hie handsomest man in the house. He, ftft tll'U 2? PoS" " " California pigskin star. 1 r,,,,,,,, s..,-,,.i:,,v t,i,.u v !,.,.. . u'rd: iy tpi botb boa'a w " i "oust- the legislature. Just after hud adjourned Tor the afternoon, l'up ! DO got into tin altercation with i someone's bulldog in the rotunda and ; backed up his argument w ith teeth and j toe nails. The barking and yelping : penetrated both houses and the repre sentatives and senators and visitors poured out from their places into the rotunda. Before damage was done the dogs were separated. Argentine Statesman Talks of Military Laws By Charles P. Stewart. t (United Press staff correspondent.) I Buenos Aires, Jan. 11 General Pablo itiechieri, author of Argentine 's mili- : trir unrriitu I,,,,- tli!i,L. ,1.1. I xmianrintion ..ill' ,-,, t ,,.,ii ,- i... v 1 satisfactory for the United States. In an interview accorded the United Press today he manifested the greatest inter est in the report from Washington that military heads 'favored adoption of the Argentine idea for America. "Argentine resorted to conscription because it was the only method of main tabling a military reserve," the gen eral asserted. "The results 'have been most excellent democratizing our peo pie) improving them mentally and pays lcauy and welding together dicers nationalities. various "Illustrative of the ua-aailiiarisfie character of the Argentine law. it might purposes only five days in the week, be cited that the leading militarists here, and then for not more than fron six to opposed passage of the measure when it Uine months in the year. Thus many was pending, expressing their prefer-; thousands of dollars worth of public ence for a professional army. property has beCn standing idle a large "Owing to the similarity between the i part of the year and many people have United States and Argentine as to ideals Deen denied the social and intellectual and institutions, I believe the Argen- pleasures which are so greatly enjoyed tine plan will be eventually found satis- ; the country districts. This' economic factory to America." j w.as,0 .in bo largely done away with State Superintendents Annual Report Filed In his biennial report to the legisla lure Superintendent of Public Instruc Hon, J, A. Churchill highly commends the law making every Oregon school house a civic center. Tn discussing this subject, Mr. Churchill says: "In 1915, the State legislature en acted a law making every public school house a civic center, under the control of the district school board, where the citizens of the district may 'engage iu mXlfcr Jvne Phelps CHAPTER SECVIII. that idea. The colt father had civen Edith when! "Clifford met us, and was most kind she was born we shipped home. I would get her a pony cart and she should learn to drive it. I offered to let Mandy remain with mother for a while, at least until she visited me. But with her usual unselfish - uess she would not hear to it. T know no wthnt she felt that I -needed Mandy. that she would be a comfort as well as a servant to me. "No, dear," she said, "I have all the help I need, and I am happier about vou when 1 know Mandv is with you- I didn't think then that she referred in any manner to my life with Clifford, but afterward I was sure that was what she meant. Mother was so quiet, so dependent, had so leaned on dad all her life, that when I heard one of the neighbors say she would not be long in following him, i roared sue spoae tne mini. Momer had grown so frail looking, although her 1 Set Contents ISFluid Drac ai r.nHOI.-.t PER ohm- AVcclablcPrcparalionfor;s ;m.ini;n6theFood try Rceau tine Stomachs TheTehv Promoting Digestion ', Cheerfulness anu Kesi-Y""7r neither Opium, Morphinenor Mineral. Not Xahcotic Pumptm Sim jSnaajp Ahelpfulfcrnedykr Constipation and Diarrhoc' i and Fevcrishness anil Loss of Sleep rcsuttjn$lnerefrnj"fancy j! Ihc Simile Signature of IhIcubGohpaW. Exact Copy of Wrapper. supervised recreational activities, and where they may discuss any and all subjects which in their judgment per tain to the educational, economic, artis tic and moral interests of the citizens.' 1 1ighting, heating, janitor service and the services of the supervising officer when needed, may be paid from the public school funds of the district. ''The passage of this law has done much to open the doors of our country schoolhouses to the church, the Grange, the Farmers' Union, and the I'arent Teacher Association. Because these buildings were erected primarily for the use of the schools, their use has frequently been refused for any other purposes, in spite of the fact that a 1 building for public meetings is greatly needed in every rural community, and ! the schn- 1-houscs are used for school throuah the passage of this In through the passage of tins law pro viding for the use of school houses civic centers. Roy Hinterliter Is Guilty of Manslaughter Olney. lib. Jan. 10. The jury in the rase of Hoy Hinterliter, charged with the "air bubble" murder of K.liz abeth Katcliffe, returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter at 4iV this morning alter twelve hours delibera tion. Motions for a new trial and for a BACK TO CLIFFORD and tender. I told him of dad. of the I will which he seemed ro think stono-e but dismissed without further comment, j j He seemed surprised that I was not in , mourning. Edith Takes Driving Lessons. i , "Dad hated mourning," I told him,, "so we decided not to wear it. Al- j though mother will wear black but not crepe." " A very sensible arrangement, " Clif-i ford agreed. "Mourning always de- presses me, and I should think it would I tne wearer to a great degree I be- licve too tfsmm that it is unhealthv to beler recounting all the swathed in crepe the way some women are." I took up my home life again with no perceptible change, but always there was the thought of dad. Not dad lying in the graveyard, but as he used to be, strong, loving, impatient of anything wnicn ne considered wrong. ! Muriel and others called at once to! ASTORIA I For Infants and Children. Mothers Know That Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature of in Use For Over Thirty Years CASTORIA THE CEMTAUH COMPANY NEW VORH C I FY writ of stay, were overruled by tha court. The decision of the jury enme after dramatic climax in the courtroom for ty five minutes before, when the court I had ordered the jury, which, after IS hours deliberation, had reported with their verdict, back to the jury room. The clerk read the verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the first degree. "Are you satisfied with your ver dict f" Judge Miller asked the jurora preparatory to dismissal. ""o, 1 am not," answered one juror. The court then ordered the men to de liberate further, but with thorn went instructions that practically forced them to find Hinterliter guilty. The court told the jury that anyone aiding or abetting iu a criminal operation i guilty of crime. Hinterliter had confess ed that he assisted Elizabeth Ratcliffa when she attempted to perform the fatal operation upon herself, in a fu tile attempt to hide the evidence of their unwise love. Miss Ratcliffe's death was caused by air bubbles, injected into veins, reach ing the heart. i Get a Can TO-DAY From Your Hardware or Grocery Dealer1 Dealer ra m w r mm Kate Jordon Gossips. Two or three times a week Leonard Ana lalt" wouiQ "rive 101 an flour. Then he would come in and chat with me. The days when I did not see him seemed gray 'and lonelv, no matter how brightly the sun shone." Yet I gave that no thought, just accepted his company as my right. Had Clifford objected, or had I realized to what it was leading me, my story might never have beea told. I had been home about a wsek whea Kate Jordon called. As usual she was full and running over with n-osin. Aft- Bhe commenced to talk of Mabe' Hortoa, ' 0f Lob Gardner, and of Clifford. Aa ever when she talked of them T mthur helped her along. My jealousy was as great, my curiosity as keen concerning them, as" it ever had been, "Your husband was in Chicago whea your father died wasn't kef" aha queried.