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S.XTl'KOAY KVKXIWi. Editorial rage or ine vapimi Journal j . 4 THE S. P.-S MISINFORMATION V-XliaiiLl I- bll t At fc.. i. AV - A r - p " Capital Journal Ptg. Co., Inc. L. a BABXES, Proddent. (HAS. H. FISITKR, Vice-President DORA C. AXPRESEX, Sac. Bad Tret. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Diily br carrier, per year Dally by mail, per year ..$.5.00 3.00 Per moatk Per month .45e 35 IT iMAfA ... VW,V"VA VM.J . . Jinux dukmu IIN'LI'I L I I RCl mm TA hf ha.. 'm"nrHAu.. uiuwi ur iTOuie iu Bt VultD.ONAT H'ffi The Southern Pacific has a well organized bureau j sendiner out information for the mess, its matter beinc so ....... . ... .. I ror ihu informal ion of Hie vutYr uf th ,.- , . luurieu. i ne uiuviui m iiuiug wiv voik it. is micu io uu,,ttv tte, th foiUmina orief die,, of i,h . ,. u i",f Vi but the headline expert should be fired. The literature I"" u tm.iiir,i ,,,., of , tfcM - w.u.ir 1 "": r should be headed "misinformation for the press." for that JuiH. 4, u, ,.,. electuratf t the pe-i elertion of 90 MM Kill IL. .. ' . i ,.rv,..r. Kfft,r b. 5t , lay WMlia TfcJ Lr, 'M e the real purrmrt mmnAmM ' M "1or'"l" f lk:PMeJ.. FULL LEASED WIRE TELEGRAPH REPORT EASTERN REPRESENTATIVES ' Tard A Lewis, New York, Tribune liuilding. Chicago, W. H. Stoekwell, People's Oa Building. Th Capital Journal carrier boy fire instructed to put tan papers on the porch. If the carrier does not do this, misses you, or neglects getting the paper to yon on time, kindly phone the circulation' manager, as this is the only way we can determine whether or sot the carriers are following in tractions. Phone Main 81 before 7:30 o'clock and a paper will be sent you by iecial messenger if the cnrrier has missed you. IMPRACTICAL THEORISTS is what it is. The Southern Pacific having bottled up all b",:u . , .... . , , ... . , , ;uJ K"lt of each uregon inausiries, ieii me uusiness 01 tne state neipie&j . i oMy mm nuiiuiu wis, iiwn sruus uuo MIIU Ui SUUI IS leulm the attitu !a bundle of complaints about legislatures and laws matle i "Mt,wt,it,.,Mi1"- Mate the n-al ,.urrH.rt j .m-miim-nt .n..u ,K'tt r ' Proso, . 'V ' each pr..,.,! withoat " 7r ' , f P'0,",l'lr result CT tk.l' of the voter in .lc "'Klr -ioo from 40 to :o ,uv. i ' tV tLVN '"- He-irea to as-; The vott-r who dir.. . . W nr.- r"9"' iit itiiriotiA I ameniliiicnt. wbo aesirea i n...:. .. ' nmiiUer f,f . lMiW lk.C .. Z " referred ,:.., . n'"ed .,, . 1 . i I in an errort to make the Southern Pacific do its duty bv r.7 l,'V,, fi" . .i.: f .""i".'-" "T , - , . , ..... . ' '" vauueit Aattiuri.inir , .i..- . "."' 'an tr ri f...l... flwi those who are forced to depend on it for the transporta-!iH"" u ' 1-,. t i .i. . eneoiirae i uon oi meir commouities. u woum nave the newspapers ; 'rui. proimaea to .m,-.,.i ,-et,.m n H . 'nrint tf misstntpmpnts fW nn,t rcc'cf J ..till r..V, r,,.,U' 11 "f 1"a"' 'ouatilution in ...if, J'.n""t.i;',m.ml. """""dinent, , I " --v ...v-... a v-,. .ICXOb 1L ill itll Lill Klll'lt 11IMIIIIIIC IhHt liu ..,..1.. . I 1UV leL'tNlIitiir.. . ' . . - ' . ' i " . ? th .,n, "h en theirT'' '-r n.e.,,1,,. A kill. evrntl Recently a group of citizens of New York rep various labor, socialist, religious, pacifist and civic izations, met at the Astor hotel and adopted a program for "the first American Conference ocracy and peace terms." Upon its adoption they issued a call for a New York . IV.i. ".1.1... 1 1 . .1. f j. c . .. " V"ll IlllltS, j deceiving j and maltreating the. people. The truth about ,. the Southern Pacific is that for more than a vear it has,'",i,"' ",iiw' tun,l' l,v ,u"",t ,nx r ; i-hVIx ir.l." ''' ""'"'"'" neretv-'mi r.,7 'W resenting i kww ic,,.im;n.ltn,i " r L n iT !'--. Pt Me.,i oe t,.tL" ""'r.?.,u "': iV L?"iS;! .., ,."v.'j uioviiimiiuiiu "fi11"1 vicguil, mm is Mill uu'f the assessed valuation of all taxable! . , . "V V" "OnstitutioB. It pro ii TTu(t ,1 l,!lroH'rt.v w ithin Hie district to I i VHtoa, m brief, Hint hiiv cou.iiiut!, ..i L. m,k 1Pr tentou j&-p. ha? 5f rai7tadi3 North jS'ilSi'V ' WS ft 14. J : 4 that .ort (lift both t'oreiun ami .1... .r V1"' ' 1 1 un without i,..,.ic;'.ii-!.." IW,I ' v v 3 uuiuvimi. vail Ett UsUllt VVILIIOUL 11 UIlll IL . . ;tiiliiiir I n. .., "-". ,'we, (0 a. ...:. ' KiTt. 1 held at tte Hollan? House, he Sik woXoVirHifar f"!1" "y "Tr ? City, Hay The names signed to the eaUj ft Sr - I 1 . . " M I I' 1 1111 .ustU.it.on at present provides 7 . , n "Hmet! urovi, iiiiitii! .in ror uiiHiion, nv II , Ir"tli t he of tlikiom j .M '"'Vim t.. of ih ,,i.. ,.,l.; hoteis the riulit now lmt... i. . I WlW, 4, W ote of the people or otherwise, 1 . r,K"' w mren by the for. luouev tor. or lo 11 it, rr.:,t i ' " r or . . . , . . . . .1: 1 i 1 . 1 iaaaisis ana uiose wno are aevoimg tneir lives to nx n? u- ff.MtL ",i, , . . ? . , v- ...... , , . 1 1& r, , , ? i ting 011 the perch and eivinffher vvinps n ohnnro. Atnnntr maUea an exeei. imngs ior rne oaiance oi tne worm, iney are no aouot tu'fu u; v- . . .V1' tin- peon.. frnorf npni.lp.-in rhpir wav lr if i pvirlpnt f.-nnt thp Lth" thlI18S th? bl? Corporation whines aboilt IS that the Sower, by L a'ffi "i-f--""'J " 1 - vi.iijiti iu liiuM 11 line iiiuit' 1 1 t 1 1. n 1 1 rip . " any joint e'onipanr, corporation orlt'',"1 ,h "l'1"""1 ""'etui it, when- ,,rt t,, ! of t lie ,,, . ' 1 ! lasatl". l . .,.,..1.. ....... . -i""" "iruriinir ....... "" ....... ami ne.i ntiuiu ineiit . i " " " mu. ULr TV11. an....!.)....... ..... .... nullum 1 , . .. . ., turn to thi rule hv '""'. ?" r ,nnX provision without ot a port district the - I' would give 1 1. tmnfT thev nrnnosp. thnt thpv nrp tmnrnotipril thpnriai-s I who would mould humanity over, and change human na ''isame time it along with the other roads is annlvinr- to : wlthln'J .1 oa- fvrt :frti.i. .... . , ri S ,. ..I, : . i ii, --. i. inc iiiiciMdLt: VTumiiifi t'H I I in i Tri I II Ti m na n nu'Uit Ti in. i" r' ture oy printing pampniets ana preaching peace and M.Anco Jfo ,.ofoc f;ff " " T V; -" : J .Y ,Th: v"t-s . r-- nig. The bill wwlits r,,,tive,a.jority votelr,"'1. V ' l"v !eriJ.T 'Pl",rt . . . bhui . tinK oil a proposal to a direct tux or n bond issue, its noted above, for the s mentioned. ra1-eautifurerease its rates fifteen Per cent' t0 cover its alleged in- p." . uZ atei " part oi ' thi J rfhlCLf .Peiion caused by the Adamson law. erninc their desir- reports show it made more money last'' x v.s": those who oppose brotherly love. Both of these attributes and are the aim and object of the greater hnt-tni-i it in si r liuinctii id, iiic quctM-iuii i& nut tuiicei. milt; tinrii uesir- . v. i i. i . ableness, but how to attain them. One of the features Rear than ever before in lts hlstor'- they lay especial stress on is the referendum on declara tions of war. Theoretically this is a proper thing; but in practice it would be farcical. In a small community it could be used, but with our hundred million people, it is too slow and cumbersome for use. Under it if the coun try was attacked and an enemy was landing on our shores we would have to hold an election before we could take any steps to prevent it. Instead of calling the army to re sist such invasion the president would call an election. Most of the other features indorsed in the tentative pro gram are as impractical as the foregoing one. Besides, statements are made as a reason for calling the conven tion that are not supported by the facts. Among other assertions are these: "The pernicious gag bill is about to be forced through congress; standards to safeguard labor, carefully built up through years, have been swept aside; the right of free speech has been assailed; halls have been closed against public discussion, meetings brok en up, speakers arrested and now the danger of a per manent universal military training law confronts us." None of these things are true. The movers of the plan then call attention to "peace rumors coming from Ger-j many, Austria, Italy and Russia, and assert that Amer icans should give heed to them and do nothing until these rumors prove true. The misguided bunch deals with theories and overlooks facts. They talk peace while Ger many is ruthlessly sinking our ships, killing our citizens and forbidding our people the right to travel on the high seas. It is a bunch of short haired women and long haired men, standing far apart from the world as it is, and wanting to make it over in their own little molds. Unintentionally this class is the real enemy of their country. The president has decided to' decline the offer of Colonel Roosevelt to raise a division for service in France. In reaching this conclusion the president says he is acting under expert advice from both sides of the water. To send a volunteer division now would seriously interfere with the carrying out of the chief and most important purpose contemplated by this legislation: "the prompt creation and early use of an effective army, and would contribute practically nothing to the effective strength of the armies now engaged against Germany." This is rather a hard slam at the Colonel's invincibility, and sand paper to his tender spots, but it. is true, for war is not fought by infantry or battles won by that arm of the service without its accompanying artillery. The fact that those in command in France are against the plan shows this. The president has ordered that a division of regulars be prepared for service in France as quickly as possible. In fact while this order was only made public last night it was made some time ago. A dispatch was received over the United Press Monday to this effect but was held up at the request of the department of war. This being the case it is very likely the needed preparations have been about completed and that the division will soon be on its way. The division will be under command of General Pershing, and will probably consist largely of artillery. The news from the western front yesterday was to the effect that the Germans had applied the. torch to Lens, flames and explosions being seen in the' city from the British lines. This is exactly what has been done to every city by the Germans before evacuating it, and this gives color to the belief that the abandonment of the great coal city may be the next move. Reports from General Haig also indicate the citv is orettv well KiirrnnnHpH nnrl it ic perhaps fear of being trapped that causes the Germans to get ready to leave on short notice. The farther west, the more patriotic the people of the United States are. Port Orford has sent practically all its men of age liable to conscription, to the army by en listment. Seven per cent of the entire population has joinea ine army. This should be the record, for Port! unoru is tne western-most point in the United States. Anyway, the Bean bill is going on the ballot whether the lands go on the assessment rolls or not. This unless ine supreme court upsets the decision of Circuit Jud mngnam. Knotting such :ioi X No." authority should not a.lopte.l eonsntntimial amendment .,".,1 ui. . . n.n.ter what affirnm.iro ma.hW it ! in",: ..T 11 S ' III it! lit have r it ., .1.. ' wit WlWlrt. im Those voters who 1,,-lieve thev should 'tirn! M1 " place Riii-h n liinitnt loll Ilium i.'..-.. ....... L. . " " w ,(lfit ent right of eons.i.ntionul amendment 'l' '"'" W ',,f! . 1 .,n... 11 'III.- ' . 1. ..... on iiui so oeneve W1011I1I uMb No. ' ' Those who heUevttU, "307 Xjtiou,koUl4Wgivlk,lN !-v le ; those wbe d!ir, j.o. .. The aruurt innuui lit eoiisnttitioiia limeni nt ,il...,;i ted by tin! U-tiUlatiue. lifth mi th.. 1ml ti .... . .... 1 uif mpuursi nuin A proposed law. referred bv the 1 ! I T "r''d ' niform Tnv Classifira-! Million Doll., Ji -..:.... 1 ... 1 L If I II Atlllt.llll.., ' 1... . . ' "wau iruiMiimn-, w-eniiii on ine stale tin ot " " nurawiiT R " .. ., entitled " 1 1. 1 1 ,or Taxation of Ore- '""1 . to amend section 32 within the next fire Xi Kon & California Land Grant." - !'tl,,u' 1 'd se,-t.n I of artHe 1X1000 f 4 per cent leriilM, Tins is the so culled "Bean bill." It" " 11 ' ',,u"un D? nronilcning toe asserts, in effect, and eontrury to the ' I'r,,.'","t eonstitiitionnl basis of tnxation express provisions of the net of con-1 i 0,1,1 r''"' Phonal property. The -n-ri ui us u 1 iu 11 ki 11 nount tie to oer trress known tin. 1 I, mil, ;. I.'..--;.. act recently declared valid by the au-f"''' "V ''n'',m;"t of laws taxing the preme eoiut of the I'nited States, that the Southern Pacific rnilroitd company owns the 2,:iO0,(Hio acres of the OreL'ou &. t'aliforuia land grant in fee simple, and declares, on the ground of this n sertion, that the state of Oregon pos sesses the soverijjn riht to tax these lauds. It directs the county assessors of tho IN land araut eounties to olace the grant Uiii.Ih on the assessment rolls! and levy taxes iigninst them, notwith standing the fact that eongress, in the Chamberlaiii-Ferris act, revested title in the I'nited States thus milking the lands again government lands, nml, consequently, untaxnble by the state. The voters who believe that the state should enact a statute in conflict with a federal statute should vote "liOOU X Yes. " Those w ho do not believe the state should attempt so to do should vote ":io;i X Xo." gross income ot corporations and the passage of other similar statutes to reach invisible of intangible property which now escapes taxation because not eomin j; within the real and personal property liniitntions of the constitution. The voters who believe that the leg islature, or the people by the initiative, should have authority ' to extend tho taxing power of the state beyond the ownership of real and personal proper ty should vote "SON X Yes;'' those who oppose the extension of kiu-Ii au- lhority should note "ao X Xo." era The proverb: If you want a thing done go; if noi 1 the latter porti 3nd it to congress. Sen!" T J be changed in the latter portion to J"" viuii ii wdlll 11, UUIIK That Oi-egonian paragrapher is at it again. This time he is guilty of lese majeste in speaking of suggestions that the city of Portland should be laid off into zones for business and residence. He says "the plan should first be demonstrated on young and GROWING towns, like Bend." - Yesterday was a real Spring day, warm, clear balmy, and "the next day it rained." and LADD & BUSH, Bankers Established 1868 CAPITAL - - - - - . . $500,000.00 Transact a General Banking Business Safety Deposit Boxes .SAVINGS DEPARTMENT A constitutional amendment, sub milted by the legislature, third on the ballot, entitled " (uniting Number of Hills Introduced and Increasing J'ay of Legislators." This measure proposes to amend sec tions is and of article IV of the constitution. At the present time a senator or representative is not limited as to the number of bills he may in- 1 1 ounce. Members of both houses are paid $.'! per day, with the limitation that the per diem shall not exceed 120 for any regular session, which has the effect of practically limiting the regular ses sions to 41) days. The proposed amendment would limit each member to the introduction of four bills at a session, while senate committees are limited to the intro duction of a total of '10 and house com mittees to a total of 6(1 bills. This would limit the number of bills at any session to 4.i(l, exclusive of nmironria- tionbills. The amendment also raises' A constitutional amendment, submit ted hv the legislature, sixth on the bal lot, entitled "Requiring election of city town nnd state officers at same time." This proposes to add a new section to article II of the constitution, known as section 1 1-n. It provides, in brief, that all incorporated cities ami towns shall hold their pruimrv anil regular elections on the sump dates t the pri- X No." Her cent wriil iuil uqbos mm wart totalis ;; trunk highiriyi, drajniMi!,,, The iniue ot the bunds, as foll: One nulliti ;k g ,nr, two minion tne swidtiv the remaining three mfa'b; the third and fifth years at of the state highway mim It niim with the sixth year, tkej is f be retired it the rate jf each year, making He total to toil i(i years. An art of the legislniinlw force creates a fund to Ik s tion of the bonds out f k derived from the iarrtd m hide tax and the qdirwitr ertv tax. It (staled tta; tal revenue from both f taut will be approximately ....... Ai.l0 0J-LO Irnm Kll Wlarfu 5. IIUIU, Mi.l'UVV iivi" tax and $310,00(1 from At ! hide tax. The Quarter mill tai ail k license will be in frtM, f of the action taken on tie Wfc Th vote who ire, all' bond issue will vote "3U 1 1 those who are opposes mi HOGS NET HIGH PRICE any resumed sawing off day morning and all li'l"' running like dock shut down, waiting to I"'1 were buy making iniWs; the The car shortage u Twenty-one hogs sold in the Portland 1'nioii .stock yards by W. A. Ay res for ir:i.... vr ii ai-...i i.... !,;, .-" " " 1 " " v"",ay Ul'1"" " :, Aa mill and law 8 tpiOH.-ii after ail expenses were taKen a. 'in. ine annua s so d at iu cenrs n pound. tow in the lot brought S5. 45 desjiito the fact that it weighed 5!M) pounds. This is the highest price ever recorded for I. tine county hogs, according to Mr, Ayre-s, who (.ays that the I'niuii yard buyer declared the animals to be the equal of any that have ever been hand led at the yards. Kugcue Guard. SAWMILLS ABE RUNNING .! lii. 8IUI " certaiu extent S ' ; p itches cousiui.,, - -ng ,he past tw t A,?fA and mWWd ments would t " The mm V. -.,H After a close down since the night oi j depwttww ur i. r. i. u:i...... 1 ,,,li(.r com- time ' tM "u illUI.U f, lilt Jjni.i.'.. , the newness -necessary aH derartraentaeauu- - ir Rippling Rhymes by Walt Mason THRICE ARMED Thrice is he armed, the sages say, who hath his quarrel just; thrice armed, there fore, is Uncle Sam,' who's out to win or bust. For never since the world began has nation gone to fight with nobler purposes in view, with cause more truly-right. We covet not a perch or rood of any foreign soil, no treasure chests of friend or foe do fnr t G2re SP011- We Wei'e n0t hunting heaved a sigh of true regret when we broke in the game. We s whod if kj me oid earth DainWi . . . . wrong with patient he a Ul ?? arcat ' i"" 9' o?e, our dead. But patience cannot alwa TZ " .u! enaure, When wrong is heaped on bitter wrong- such ill the sword must cure. And so we took our harnes "down and strapped it on our breast, and reached for XrXe helm and lance, and rrnctv o,.v.ni ,.4. V , iur ufym01 fu. die fa thrown, and erimsonhrtiL"; and lords of war are relics of the nf a? autocrats pot the foe, and bag the kaLr'l m!; f nd ?ver.as..we shall we find, again, fnd yet aglin SZtSZ sages wrote m volumes filmed w th dust- ''Thriefk armed," so runs the rede, "who hath his quaml just" vHusbandai By Jame Phelps I ' I k.NMT MAO CHAPTER XLVIII. After Tom went to work for Mr. Crandcll his habitg changed to a grcnt extent. I now know from necessity, nither than from choice. Ho Was later in getting home; more 'frequently re mained out for the evening. He always telephoned, go I didn't Worry particular ly, but occasionally I felt uncomfort able. One night ho telephoned he would not be home until very late. Mr. Crandell wished him to entertain a large prospective customer, and he could not well refuse. I replied "all right" as cheerfully as I could, but I was disappointed. Helen and Walter were down town to dinner, and she had just telephoned to have Tom and me A fleas"' - 7. up tel I He maite " - A NEW PROBLEM door there stood Everett Crnii'lell, hnf iu hand, smilingly waiting to be in vi tod in, "Won't you come in?" I stammered, ""if you will let me," lie replied smil ingly, and followed me info the living room. ' . I took his luit and coat, and after tie had seated himself in response to my in vitation he an id: , "I suppose you are astonished to see me after my cruelty in ordering Tnm tn tnlcfl Rno-p-v to dinner and 1111 tiiantiA Tii.i. T Wl tn siee a ni ul'i thought ..erhyou fomff&V wouidnt' min.t ii x aroppeu m ted a minute." U-i. ,na on TllllllSl tile, SO C""'V ill I fcao" v j he thought ( llMW . n,u.o tried Lui ant i, "te a few """"fiii. ly, ren4 foraF,: thetablefc.,,,- mC; I thought pprkPs ? . of them." .lade ed the box; ' t.i, But tinned, l,etF almost anything. ,, T . "I'm very glad to-see you, plied. "To tell the truth I ww a 1 twJ lonelr. "Then without mennin g to a told him of Helen's telephone, and M sne ana waiter were r" - HITS CAtUDO Tina nv j-"- ,i!n. meet them about 8 o'clock and we given that I never thought of doubt mg .... i.n iu a moving picture mat was, him. It was only Inter, inucn "i , ft " k".:ii itiiii . unv inuii. i;i course. T fnnnH Ai.e tut ..Hfieinff a io" as j. was aoout going about New alone, I never dreamed of meet ing them without Tom. And aa she had left it thai if we weren't there they wouldn't expect us; I couldn't reach l.or. The clock had just struck 8; and I ut thinking that just nt that time Helen arid Walter were waiting-for us, when I heard the elevator stop on our floor. I paid no attention, as I expect ed no one ;yet thought a littlo bitterly that the yourij woman across tho hall I had not yet met her was not going to spend a lonely evening! A Visitor. But to my surpri-so it was MY bell that rang, and when I ' wSnt to the ffhieh brougl'1 face. ubieet wvifae waiting for us. ., , vnlntr'liM 1 -"And I spoiled it all of foreig" " Tom out!" lie saui tryi ;,, pn ry, and not succeeding. i ia what we'll do. That very pictu.e i. being shown right around the coi from here. I'll take yon.' "Oh, but-1 couldn't leave. You W my little maid goes home atmul less we plan to be out late. , . . "That's too bad! You make me te .s s n H'l'B . I. Slit'- ,im7 i nnldn't e,1 r tat After left mea"'- doz (iTondaf"" Tro' guilty.