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SEWERAGE SYSTEM WANTED.
He Board of Trade Rcsolvq to Apply
to the City Council for 'Proper
the city will
At the meeting of the board of
trade, on Tuesday evening, H. W.
Cottle showed commendable inter
est on the subject of sewers. Ho
dwelt on tho natural advantages our
ritv possessed in standing on an ele
vated position, and having tho
broad and swift flowing Willamette
run past our doors. With such, easy
HrAlnnco a system of sewers could
huilt to drain all the refuse of
the city, and place our citizens in a
hygienic condition surpassed by no
other community. "With the ozone
from the mountains, the balsam
from surrounding forests of fir, and
the cooling breezes from the flowing
stream freshening the air, ho said
we only needed well scavengered
streets and a good system of under
drainage, to render this city a sani
tarium, resorted to by invalids from
all parts in search of health.
5Ir. Cottlo mentioned a case in
point that had come under his ob
servation that same day. Some
tourist with his family, seeking
health, having grown tired of South
ern California, resolved to visit Ore-
gon.and purchased tickets for Eugene
City. By some accident he rode
past that place.and then he instruct
ed the conductor to put him and
his family down nt tho first bright
town on tho way. The conductor
chose Albany for their stopping
place, and these passengers entered
a hack to drive to a hotel. But on
the way thither the valetudinarian
tourist was unfavorably impressed
with tho flat surface of thestreets,
and he ordered thehackman to turn
round and reach the train, if possi
ble, before it left the depot. He suc
ceeded and the family came on to
Salem. "The lay of the land" suit
ed the eastern traveler, ami no ex
pressed his intention of sojourning
witli us a while.
that tho health of
average with the
places ; but with
ties removed from our streets and
alleys, aud all the wasto and draff
of the city carried through an effec
tive system of sewers, all tendency
to typhoid and malarial fevers would
be removed, and the fortunate in
habitants might be spared a good
portion of the ills that flesh is heir
He moved that the city council be
askeu to employ a competent sur
veyor, to determine where sowers
should be placed, aud their probable
cost; also that the council bo re
quested to take such steps as may bo
necessary to provide a complete
system of sewerage. Which motion
was unanimously adopted.
This is good as far as it goes, but
more forco must bo infused into the
movement before the council will be
likely to act. The motion calls for
"a competent engineer," and we
may have to send elsewhere for one.
His survey and measurements must
bo shown on paper in the shape of
a profile, and an estimate made of
the cost. An undertaking like this
will cost quite a little sum of money,
and are our citlzons willing to go on
with the work when tho estimate is
Some figure up tho cost of a proper
sewerage system at ?25,000. Under
our city charter tho public indebted
ires we can incur is limited to one.
nfth that amount. How will they
get over that difficulty? Apply to
the legislature to amend tho charter?
Or ask for another special net to
bond tho city In tho sum required,
as was done in the case of the bridge?
An effort is being make to brine im
migration to this city, and to suo-
ed iu this laudable endeavor, it
must be placed iu an attractive con
dition. Los Angeles subsidized
railroads, laid sewers, perfected an
extensive irrigation system, and
graded and macadamized without
thought of cost.' If wo waut sowors
somo arrangement must be mado to
pay the expense, and it would be
well to inform the city council,
before thoy are called on to act,
whether the taxpayers are willing
to meet the outlay. If the board of
trade correctly axprcsMie the feeling
f our citizens, It would be woll to
pply to our city fnthurs nt their
Next meeting and get this bustaoes
under headway. ThorowIU be no
ouble in lotting the oontraot to the
Fresh strawborries at A. Strong &
Dressmaking at Mrs. A. H. Far
rar's. Old newspapers for sale at this
Eev. P. S. Knight went down this
Hon. J. K. Weathcrford of Albany
Is in town.
Strawberries nud cream at A.
Strong & Co's.
Asst. Treasurer Slater went
Portland this morning."
Miss Julia Chamberlin went
Portland this morning.
Thirty bread tickets for one dol
lar at A. Strong & Co's.
Hon. W. It. Bilyeu of Albany
came down this morning.
Painless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 92 State street.
The Capital Lumbering Company
will start its saw mill running next
Go to E. L. L. Johnson's for gen
uine bargains in fancy and staple
Kid, silk and. cotton gloves at
Bridges & Bozorth's new store.
Bank block. s
A fine lot of new millinery just
received at Mrs. A. II. Farrar's.
Will be sold cheap.
The ladies of the M. E. church
will give a strawberry and ice cream
festival on May 23.
Curling irons and Mikndo rolls at
Mrs. A. H. Farrar's. Also somt
thing new in ladies1 underwear.
Lieut. W. N. Ladue, president of
the First National bank, went to
Portland this morning on business.
The committee in charge of the
pamphlet soon to be issued, have de
cided to have no advertising matter
within its covers.
The poll books for the coming
election are being distributed by
slierifTMinto and his deputies to the
Rev. J. W. Bowersox and Rev. J.
M. Dick went to Portland this morn
ing to attend the annual conference
of the Evangelical church.
Parasols, handkerchiefs, collars,
cuffs, hosiery, corsets, and under
wear at prices that will astonish the
natives at E. L. L. Johnson's.
Wearo glad to announce that Dr.
J. C. Byrd, the popular dentist, who
has been suffering for some timo
with his eyes has recovered, and
will bo at Avork again next week.
George Plaster was arraigned be
fore Commissioner Walton last even
ing and entered a plea of guilty.
He will be taken to Portland to be
sentenced by Judge Deady to-morrow.
Street Supervisor Thompson has
completed the work of repairing tho
covered bridge across Mill Creek on
Commercial street. He is also en
gaged in graveling several of the
Hon.Gco. H. Williams will address
tho people of Salem on tho political
issues of the day next Tuesday eve
ning, May 8th. The second regi
ment band lias been engaged to fur
nish music for the occasion.
Secretary Gregg has discovered
that tho law creating tho State
Board pf Agriculture gives it no
right to hold lands, hence the trans
fer of the stato fair grounds to tho
state board by the old Oregon Agri
cultural Society will have to be given
The association of independent
riflemen of New York have sent to
tho dowager Empress Augusta 1000
of Germany marks for tho relief of
flood victims, as n, grateful remom
brance of her kind reeoption to them
at Cobleutz in 1885.
Is it not about timo tho grand
army comrades of Salem were mak
ing arrangements for celebrating
memorial day; in a fltting manner?
The military companiesof this coun
ty should bo invited to participate
and arrangements should be made
to entertain thorn while here.
Hon. E. B. McElroy, state supt.
public instruction, went to Portland
this morning. Supt. McElroy is
trying to arrange transportation
rates to the Stato Teachers Associa
tion which meets bore in July, and
to the National Teachers' Associa
tion to bo held in San Francisco,aud
which a largo numborof Oregon
teachers want to attend.
Irwin S. Watson has resigned his
position with the State Insurance
Co., and also as secretary and mana
ger of tho Salem Building and Loan
Atocltttiou. Mr. Watson will
make his futuro home In Portland,
where he has been engaged by an
other Insurance company. T. J.
Potter succeeds Mr. Wateon nsseore
tary and manager of the S. B. & L.
A. F. Wells of Independence is in
Judgo Hurley of LaFayotto is in
W. W. Barlow of Barlow station
is in the city.
The Albany Weekly Democrat
will blossom out into a daily during
Workmen are now engaged in
putting in a door in the side of tho
Capital engine house.
Capt. Alonzo Gesuer has been ap
pointed administrator of the estate
of tho late R. A. Gesner.
A deputy sheriff from Washing
ton county brought an insane man
to tho asylum yesterday.
Senator Dolph presided over the
senate on Tuesday while Ingalls
gave Dan Voorhees such a scoring.
Van B. DeLaslnnutt has been
elected mayor of Portlaud by tho
city council to succeed mayor Gates.
Tho governor to-day commission
ed A. E. McFarland of Elliton, J.
It. Stoddard of Portland and A. V.
Davis of Mollalla, notaries public.
County Supt. Geo. A. Peebles is
now engaged in finishing uptho rec
ord work of his ollico that has refer
ence to his annual report. Ho is al
so engaged in sending out blnnks to
tho teachers and school olllcers of
un Monday, .Leonard, the 1(5 year
old son of A. H. Hooker, living at
Eight Mile Creek, Morrow county,
in drawing a 44-calibre revolver
from his pocket,shot himself through
tho left hand in the middle knuckle
joint. Tho middle finger was am
putated. John Dee was up before his honor,
recorder Strickler this morning, and
found to have been drunk and dis
orderly "against thopeace and digni
ty of the city of Salem." Ho was
cnt below for four days to ruminate
on the error of his ways, uud con
tribute a little of his strength to tho
improvement of our streets.
Will E. Cherr'y and wife, who
camo out here last fall from Creston,
Iowa, started on their return to
Iowa this afternoon. Mr. Cherry is
quito a brightactive young man, and
a journalist of considerable ability.
Wo regret to see him leave here, but
ho has a good position ottered him
there, and he feels impelled to ac
A gentleman who has just return
ed from Southern Oregon reports
that an immense wator ditoh Is being
surveyed to take water from .Rogue
river to Gold Hill. It is supposed to
bo for mining, manufacturing and
irrigating purposes, and perhaps to
turn the river so as to mine tho bed
fjrnmilo where it is supposed to be
very rich in gold. It is not known
who is backing the enterprise, but it
is hoped it will bo carried out to a
Davis Carncs, a citizen of the
southern part of Linn county, is 104
years old, says the Lebanon Ex
press. Ho is halo and hearty; his
neighbors say ho split 3000 rails this
winter aud repaired his fence with
them. Ho was born in Washington
county Pennsylvania, In 1783; lived
there until 40 years old, then moved
to Indiana, and lived there nearly
forty years, and crossed the plains
tho last year of the war. In eight
or ten years more Mr Carnes, if ho
docs well, wlllboablo to split 5000
rails during the winter.
A MODOC WARRIOR TALKS.
Intewstlnc Interview With n Member of
the Once Famous Trlbo or Indians.
Tho Modocs on their natWe heath were as
determined n tribo of Indians ns over at
tempted to remove tho dandruff from tho
heads of their whito brother. It cost mil
lions of money and dozens of valuable lives
to subdue them when thoy put on their war
paint a few years ago and commenced to
raiso Cnin and the hair of tho settlors. No
tribo of equal number over cost tho govern
ment lmlf as much troublo as tho Modocs.
Tho remnants of this onco powerful tribo aro
being slowly extinguished by intermarriage
and consumption on their reservation in In
dian territory. Two of their number, Wil
liam Clinton nnd tho historic William Keith
full, called at our ollico tho other day. Tho
former is n bright young man, who was but
a emia when his peoplo were wrestling
for supremacy with tho United States gov
ernment. He is well educated, speaking and
writing tho English language faultlessly.
In speaking of his pooplo ho said: "There
arc not many of us now, death having re
duced our number to less than ninety, and in
n few years wo will not havo a living repre
sentative. Tho climate does not agroo with
us at tho reservation and many aro slowly
dying from consumption. I beliovo if they
were brought back to California they would
recover. I camo out hero fourteen mouths
ago with fivo of my peoplo whom It was
thought would dio before thoy reached thoir
old homo. Only ono died nnd tho othor four
havo entirely recovered. I am going back
to-morrow to sell off my possessions nnd will
return with as many of my peoplo who aro
sick ns my money will bring."
Clinton spoko with feeling, and seemed to
bo anxious that his trlbo should not becomo
Accompanying Clinton was William
Feithfull, who said that ho also was on his
way to tho Indian torritory. Feithfull is
well advanced iu years, nnd his stiff, wiry
hair will soon bo gray. During tho Modoc
outbreak ho fought from tho opening to the
closo with Copt. Jack, but seems to havo had
moro honor and principlo than that noted
Through Clinton as interpreter ho spoko
freely of his part hi tho wnr. Ho can speak
very good English, but says ho hates to ivw
tho languago of a raco that has dono him so
"Wo Mere being wronged," said Feithfull,
"and had to fight. Afterward wo were sorry
wo had started on tho warpath, but were
afraid to stop, for Capt. Jack said wo would
bo killed anyway, and might as well dio
fighting. Lots of times somo of us would go
to Jack nnd say that wo would fight no
moro, but ho would mako a long speech, and
wo would ngreo to fight on. When Capt.
Jack planned to docelvo tho peneo commis
sioners and murder them, I mado up my
mind to go and warn them, but I was
watched so closely that I could not got away.
I then sent a squaw named Toby Riddle, and
sho warned Col. Meacham, but thoy believed
in Jack, and not in mo. Dr. Thomas was
killed. Col. Meacham was in Indian terri
tory afterward, and gave mo $10 for saving
his life. Lots of times I could havo killed
whito men, but nover did. I havo ono squaw,
and am going homo to get her out hero
where sho will bo happy. I havo no chil
dren." Yreka Union.
For Books, Stationery el Fancy Goods !
T. McF. Patton's,
OS, STATE STREET.
TO BE SHOWN
Roland Reed's highly amusing
comedy farce, "Humbug," will be
presented in the Opera Hoilse on
Saturday evening. Tho action of
this piece is brisk and the situations
very funny. In a certain way it re
calls "the Prlvato Secretary," fortho
irascible father who returns from In
dia in search of his son, iu the form
er, is but a counterpart of the uncle
in search of his nephew, in tho lat
ter. Tho piece is well spoken of by
our exchanges, the company is mer
Itriousand Mr. Reed and Miss Nettie,
who porformtho leading parts, art
How Governor " Hob " Stewart Got Kven.
An old citizen, a gentleman of high social
and official standing in St. Joseph, tolls a
stOry of tllo famous Missouri governor, Bob
Stewart, which, truo to tho letter, proves
that fact is stranger than fictien:
"I was coming up tho Missouri river when
I was a boy," said tho ex-governor, "nnd I
was working my way on a steamboat. At
point where wo had to wood up I didn't carry
ns big a load as somo of tho roustabouts, nor
move with that agility that tho others did,
for I was not strong, and hnd been tenderly
raised. Tho mate becamo enraged at my
slow movements on tho gang plank, and ho
gave me a kick and sent mo ashore and con
fiscated my buffalo robo as payment for my
passago to that point. I nover saw that mate
again until I had been inaugurated as gov
ernor of this great commonwealth of Mis
souri. "Ono day, wandering through tho wards
and districts of tho penitentiary, I saw thnt
mato working nt a forgo. Ho had boen sent
there for killing, in a passion, a man under
his command. I know him instantly, and I
directed tho warden to send tho man to tho
gubernatorial mansion in tho garb of a gen
tleman. When tho man arrivod I took him
into my private ofilco nnd asked him if ho
recognized mo. Ho replied that ho did not
Said I: 'Do you remember ono timo, and at
such nnd such n place, of kicking n boy and
sending him nshoro who had been working in
"Tho man said: 'No, I don't remember it,
but it is very likely that I did it."
" 'Woll,' says I, 'I am that boy and hero is
your pardon. I always thought I would got)
oven with you.
"Tho tears camo to tho old man's oyes, nnd
ho said: 'Woll, governor, to bo a raato in
those days a man had to bo a dog.'
"'You played well your part,' I said.
'Now, leave hero, and don't lot mo see you
"As ho made his oxit I gnvo him nn nblo
bodied kick, and littlo Bob Stewart had got
even with that big steamboat mate.
"Sounds liko romance don't it? You. But
ovory word is true, I need barely say, sir."
St. Joseph Gazette.
SAi.ior, May 8, 18S8.
Peter S. Rrennor, rosp. vs. M.
Alexander, app. Appeal from Linn
county. Argued and submitted.
J. K. Woathorford ott'y for app.
H. H. Hewitt aud W. R. Bilyeu
att'ys for rosp.
H. F. Honnis, app. vs. Mary C.
Woils, resp. Appeal from Polk Co.
Judgment of the court below af
firmed. Opinion per curiam.
First Lieut. M. T.
Co., 2nd reg't. O. N. O., litis roIgn-
ed and his resignation has been ac
cepted. Col. Smith says he will or
der an election to 1111 tho vaoanoy
as soon as he can communicate with
Capt Wriglitman In regard to Uie
date. Lieut. Downing will hereafter
reside In Linn county.
Across between half dross and business
dross is the three button, ono pioco cutaway,
of rough light goods, with patch breastpock
ets and side flaps. All other business suits
aro mado sack fashion. With a sack coat,
as with a cutaway, a fancy waist and an odd
pair of trousers may bo worn. Hooks are
looser this year, with wider backs.
For half dress nothing seems able to shako
tho hold of the cutaways. The tbreo button
coat is the better model for summer, though
tho four button one is coming into favor
again. Tho tendency this year Is toward
rolling fronts, cut much lower, Somo of
them show tho silk linings as far ns the but
ton boles. All sorts of light colored stuffs
aro used, as well as thin dark goods. Fancy
waistcoats may bo worn with either a tbreo
buttonsr or a four buttoner.
The Iluzzjkra and the Fox.
A Fox who was Crossing the Fields one
day Encountered a Buzzard, who not only
Jeered and Insulted him, but actually Oared
him to Combat. A Peasant who came upon
the sees Hxpraasad his Surprise that the Fox
should Submit to tueh Conduct, but tho lat
"An Enemy not worth Burying is not worth
Moral. That's why so many Loafers ro
main Unthumpod. Detroit Free Press.
CRANE'S STATIONERY, PLAIN AND FANCY. ASHTON LE
GAL CAP, PLAIN AND NUMBERED. TYPE WRITERS'
MATERIAL. ACME WRITING AND SCHOOL
TABLETS. FABER'S PENCILS AND PEN
HOLDERS. RUBBER BANDS AND
COMPASS PENCILS, ONLY TO BE SEEN TO BE AP
PRECIATED. McGILL'S STAPLE PRESSES
AND STAPLE BINDERS.
Tissue Paper of all Shades, and Materials
for Paper Flowers.
MABIE TODD'S DIAMOND POINTED GOLD PENS ALL WAR
RANTED. WIRT'S FOUNTAIN PENS BEST IN THE
MARKET. CAMBRIDGE BIBLES. CHEAPER AND
BETTER THAN THE OXFORD. BROOKS'
NORMAL TEACHER. PAGE ON
TEACHING. TRACY'S TEACH
ERS' RECORD. NORMAL
Roberts' Rules of Order.
SCRIBNER LOG BOOK. GILLCIIRIST'S MANUEL FOR IN
FANTRY OFFICERS, (PRICE $1.00). UPTON'S TACTICS
AND REED'S REVISED EDITION, (50 CENTS.
For FYu.it Growers :
PEAR CULTURE FOR PROFIT, ($1.00). DOWNING'S REVISED
NEW EDITION FRUITS AND FRUIT TREES OF AMER
ICA, ($5.00). INSECTS INJURIOUS TO FRUITS, ($3).
THOMAS' AMERICAN FRUIT CULTURIST,
PRICE $2. HOP CULTURE NEW
AND REVISED EDITION,
98, STATE ST.
Set Dickens, 15 Volumes, half Russia, Usual Price $32.50, Our Price $20.00.
Set Lyllon, 20 Clolli, Gill lop, " " .12.50, " 23.50.
SclTliackcray.il " Hair Morocco, " " 22.50, " 15.00.
Scl Wavcrly, 12 " Hair blue Calf, " " 32.50, " 17.50.
Set E. P. lloo, 15 " Clolli, " " 22.50, " 18.00.
Set Capt. 11. Held, 10 Vols. Clolli, " " 15.00, " 10.00.
Fine Line of Papeterie in Latest Styles,
J. BENSON STARR'S.
118, State Street,
Fine New Stock
Carpets, Shades, I'ortiers,
Dress Goods, Trimmings,
' Clothing anil Hats.
Largest Stock and Lowest Prices !
fi-Cull nnd bo convinced.
J. M. Rosenberg & Co.,
White -:- Corner.
In tho Willamette Valloy is tho
The Standard Combination Fence!
No. 260 Commercial St.
All Siyies of FcncinglAlade to Order
ON SHORT NOTIOIS.
T. UUCHANAN, l'lioi'.,
Cor. Oofcrt undMMiKH Stroutu,
Keep eoiMtantlyjon Imnd a full line of
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III Hflloni who vlh tirMuh out ror nnd bo
euro IIih intiKnlllPont country trudo
should udvertlso In tliu
That an HdvertlBOiiumt In the dully rwuhoB
Itlie town people; lull tlit) weekly edWton
Catches the Fanners!
Kor term, pply to
Capital Journal Publishing Co.,
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WIIIIh A Citamlierlln IwvtTiTdeitlHiUfl
lionts Hiid tot, uiot eligibly UxUl uo
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