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LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS
Itemized Account or Doings in Cily and
NORTH SALEM SCHOOL.
i Shabbj', Inadequate Building, hut
Excellent Work Done There.
In our school reports we hnvo de
voted clue spa.ee to the East Salem
school, and the school in South
Salem, and now wc propose to give
a column to describing the condition
of school affairs in North Salem.
The building is pleasantly situated,
with ample ground around it, and
when the maples, that were set out
in the spring, shall have attained
proper growth, there will be refresh
ing shade on all sides. But the
building is incommodious and in
a sad state of disrepair. Since It was
built, some fifteen or twenty years
a"0, the population has grown be
yond the accommodation afforded,
and the dilapidated, untidy appear
ance within and without, does vio
lence to the sense of the becoming.
The taxpayers naturally feel dissa
tisfied at the neglect of their wants,
when so handsome and expensive
a building has been put up in East
Salem. During tho summer recess
a thorough renovation should be
made, and a room ndded to meet the
requirement of that section.
Joseph A. Sellwood is the princi
pal of this school, and his sole as
sistant Miss Maggie Cosper. In the
professor's room we found thirty-five
scholars present, although the aver
age attendance is given at forty.
Class A of the third grade were busy
with a review lesson in reading, and
answered with edifying promptitude
and readiness a series of questions
growing out of this study. Mono
syllables, dissyllables and polysyl
lables were dcAned ; tho character
of the various accents used described,
diphthongs and other orthographic
B class of the same grade was
then examined in geography, Idaho
and Arizona being the subjects of
review. The boundaries, rivers and
mountains; chief towns and princi
pal products were given with a read
iness that showed the lesson had
been well learned.
Classes A and B, grade 2wero also
successfully put through a review
lesson in the same branch of study,
class A devoting its attention to Ar
izona and Alaska, and B class tell
ing what it knew about tho New
England states. These exercises
were convincing to the visitor that
the lessons aro thoroughly taught
in the North Salem school, and tho
faculties of the scholars so stimula
ted as to profit by what they learn.
B class, grade one, was then called
up for a grammar lesson. Tho
noun was tho object of inquiry, and
its eight forms of construction given.
It is complained by some philologi
cal writers that the English is a
grammarless tongue. "Wo have not
cases enough for our nouns to ex
press the various relations in which
they are placed, and the indeclinable
form of our adjectives, pronouns,
and indeed, all classes of words, de
prives our expression of many
shades of mode and tense. This was
shown in tho exerclso under con
sideration. This examplo was given,
"John strikes Robert with a stick."
John is nominative, Robert objec
tive, and in what caso is stick? In
tho Latin it would be ablative, tho
object by which a thing is done.
We could hardly follow Prof. Sell-
wood's class in tho conventional
rules supplied by tho text book, but
wo noticed that a "subjective mood"
was invented to help them out of a
dialectic difficulty. Tho proper use
of the apostrophe, as a mark of the
possessive case, was the subject of a
short exorcise, and Its correct use
was pretty clearly understood.
MISS MAGGIE COSP.EII
has an average attendance of 01
scholars, a decrease of ton during
tho last month, Severe colds keep a
number of hor scholars at home, and
she repor.tesomo few cases of pneu
monia. Her classes are B class,
grade 3 A and B grade 4,
and Tt aln&K. irrwrto 6. On
entering this room we found A class,1
srrade 4, busy with mental arithme
tic, Kimplo probloms In addition
and subtraction were workod out by
a prescribed formula, tho little tyros
evoluing tho numerical facte from a
garniture of eggs, marble, apples
and Buoh like, and giving tho nwult
with unanswerable precision. This
s the earliest formative procaea to
which the mental powers are sub
tuiued in tuonuilti plication tablegiv
aim and direction to the early pow
ers of absorption.
It was now near the noon recaJ,
but a few minutes remaining to hear
B class, grade 3, In grammar. These
were little things, ranging from
eight to ten, yet they showed re
markable brightness. They gave
tho parts of speech as far
as adverbs very readily; would
compose a seutance containing three
nouns, three adjectives and three
verbs as ordered. Then hey repair
ed to tho blackboard arid wrote a
number of sentences, paying duo
care to capitals and nunctuatlon.
At 11:60 the bell mnjr, tho schol
ars left their seats under direction of
the teacher; made a circuit of tho
scnool room several times anil tucn
made their exeunt without noise or
The order in this school Is excel
lent Prof. Sellwood is entitled to
trreat credit for close attention to his
duties and the gratifying results of
ins labor; in Miss uosper lie lias an
eillcient co-worker, who is deserving
of equal commendation. In a talk
with these teachers, after the school
was dismissed, we found both en
thusiastic in the cause of education,
and their useful zeal is communica
ted to tho children under their
Fresh strawberries at A. Strong &
Rudolph Prnel, of Portland, is In
Mr. Vanduny, of Independence, is
in the city.
Hosiery at Bridges & Bozorth's
Hot, hot weather dress goods at
EBL. L. Johnson's.
Call on "Winters & Thomas for the
best groceries in town.
Thirty bread tickets for one dol
lar at A. Strong & Co's.
Painless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 02 State street.
Fans, parasols, ladles' summer
underwear at E. L.L. Johnson's
C. C. Crowell, of Portland, has
been in tho city for a few days.
Cheapest. The cheapest placo In
Salem for dry goods is E. L. L.
Recorder Strickler this morning
sent J. P. Riley up for-fifteen days
Have your dresses made, ladies,
at Mrs. A. H. Farrar's. No fancy or
"Werner Breyman started this
morning for Dayton "W. T. to look
after his banking interest.
Reserved seats for Eli Perkins'
lecture without extra charge. Call
at Patton's book store and secure
Wylie A. Moores is at Portland,
looking for a situation. Mrs. Moores
is visiting her parents on Salem
Dr. H. R. Holmes and H. S. Bele
left for Walla Walla this morning
to attend a meeting of the boil's of
the late Chas. Swegle.
A. T. Dewey, of Oakland, Cal.,
editor of tho California Patron,
organ of the Patrons of Husbandry,
and secretary of the California State
Grange, is in tho city attending the
Oregon State Grange, and a guest of
Judge R. P. Boise.
The fire department last night ap
propriated $o0 for the W. C. T. U.,
to bo used in giving a dinner to the
Albany firemen on Saturday. It
also appointed E. C. Cross, Win.
Armstrong, Walter Lowe and Gus
Kaiser, as a committee of arrange
ments. ij lThe W. C. T. U. has leased the
room at No. 112 Court street, in tho
opera house block, and will romovo
there early next week. Tho room
Is more commodious than their
presont quarters, and more publicly
located. It Is being calsomlncd and
thoroughly renovated for its new
W1U of John Calmer.
Tho wllloftholato John Paltrier
was probated yestorday. It provides
for paying his funeral expenses
and then bequeaths tho sum of $200
to each of his daughters, Martha J.
Canflold, Addle Taylor and Clara
Anderson. The rest of his property
ho gives to his wife, Anna rainier,
for hor to uso during hor lifc, and
for the support of their minor child
ren, with full power to manage tho
same. After tho death of his wife
ho bequeathes all the property to
his children, John Palmor, Chas. W.
Palmer, Henry Palmer, Mary Ev
Palmor, Thos. A. Palmer, and Geo.
W. Palmor, to bo divided among
tlmni. almro and sharo alike. John
Palmer, his son, Is appointed execu
tor to servo as such after the death
of his wife, without bonds.
Oregon Ptne JUtter.
Win. M. Hoae, vice-president of
the Oregon Pacific railroad, return
ed yewterday from San Francisco.
He states that within ton or fifteen
days ho expoota work to be resumed
on tho Oregon Paolfle eastward
from this eity. Albany Herald.
A JpimNAfc reporter is reliably In
formed that surveyors are now at
work above Stayton.
WHILE THERE'S LIFE, ETCl
There is Still an Opportunity to
Secure the Removal of the
It is with great trepidation that
the writer undertakes to broach the
subject of the depot to his many In
telligent readers, again, after they
have seen fit to drop the matter en
tirely, but he will not admit that
there Is another question of equal
Importance to the city of Salem, her
inhabitants and future weal before
them at this time.
What causes the writer to resume
consideration of this "interesting"
subject, is the fact that ho has re
cently gotten some information that
he thinks concerns the people too
deeply to allow it to pass unnoticed.
This is that the removal of tho
depot site might be secured without
expense or bond to the people of
Of course, it was evident, from the
way business men did not turn out
to tho meeting called by Mayor
Murphy, one would be led to think
they did not want tho site chnnged;
but in conversation with several of
the heaviest property owners and
taxpayers of tho city, a reporter was
led to believe that tho 10,000 bond
asked for by Mr. Koehler, scared
It is now learned that tho build
ing to be erected at this city will
cost upwards of seven thousand
dollars, and that it will bo tho
largest and best depot on the Oregon
division. Work will be commenced
on it as soon as possible. Now let
us consider the present O. & C. time
Overland express leaves San
Francisco now at 0:30 o'clock In the
evening, arrives at Salem at 8:10
o'clock In the morning, a good
hour for breakfast arrives at Port
land at 10:40 a. m.
Leaves Portland at 4 p. m., arrives
at Salem at 0:30 p. m., a good hour
for supper arrives at San Francisco
at 7:40 a. m.
These time cards are so arranged
now that the best part of tho day is
given at both Portlaud and San
Francisco, and passengers going to
those cities may attend to a good
deal of business and return on the
next train. Considering this, there
is no likelihood of tho present time
card being materially changed soon.
Considering tho fact that tho
depot building to be erected hero is
to bo a good sized building, could it
not be made the eating house for
supper and breakfast, and by chang
ing tho time of tho local express
trains a very little, both could be
hero at dinner. Tho hours at Al
bany for tho morning and ovenlng
meal are out of all reason, making
passengers wait too long at evening,
and waking them too early in the
Suppose Salem, then, to bo tho
eating statien: Trains would then
stop here twenty minutes. Suppose
the new depot were to bo erected at
tho corner of Court and 12th streets:
The passengers would have time to
look around; seo ourstatecapltoland
public school buildings, tho univer
sity buildings, several handsome
residences, our beautiful broad
streets, and other things that would
attract, and perhaps some might
stop off to see more of such a pretty
town. Supposo tho depot! to bo at
tho old locatien: tho view Is not
cheerful, no chanco for passongors
to seo the city, and a very slim
chanco for many to stop oil' for
a further view of the city.
It Is said by some who are in tho
railroad swim, that if the matter
could bo presented to Col. Chas.
Crocker In the right light, that tho
removal of tho depot could bo cosily
secured. Why not send a good man
to San Francisco, and seo about it?
It will bo a positivo shame if tho
peoplo of Salem allow tho narrow
wishes of a few, who can't raise their
ideas above their own porsonalitios,
to hinder this enterprise. It is a
questlonjof cither prosperous growth,
with the depot In sight of town,
or of a slow plodding future alike
intliQpast. If It remains whore It
Tho propriotora of SANTA ABIE
have authorizes D. W. Matthews
& Co. to refund your monoy if, after
giving this California King of Cough
Cures a fair trial as directed, it falls
to give satisfaction for tho cure of
Coughs, Croup, Whooping Cough
and all Throat and Lung troubles.
When the disease altccta the head,
and ateumes the fonn of Catarrh,
nothing 1bo eflbctivo as CALI
FORNIA CAT-R-CURE. These
firoparatioiiH aro without equals as
lounjhold remedies. Sold at $1 00
a package. Three- for $2 HO.
Hlghwtoaah price paid for wool
in the Opera House block.
An Assurance of Health.
Aiuoni! the assurances of health
aftorded us by tho regular discharge
of the bodily functions, none is more
important mm rename tnan mat
which regularity of the bowels gives
us. If there Is any even a tompo
nry Interruption of this tho liver
and tho stomach suffer conjointly
with Inactive organs, and still great
er mischief ensues if relief Is not
speedily obtained. A laxative,
abovo all cavil on, the score of min
eral composition or violent effect,
Is Hostettor's Stomach Bitters, ap
proved by tho medical profession,
and a most important item to the
family materia mediea of American
households. It is botanic, painless
in action, and if persisted in, effect
ual. Tho stomach and liver, in no
less degree and no less
promptly and thoroughly than
the bowels, are regulated and
roused by it, and it is an admirable
defense against malaria ami rheu
matic ailments, and a benign rem
edy for kidney complaints, nervous
ness and debility.
Yesterday F. P. Tnlklngton, of
Talkington & Aiken's saloon,
caught a Chinaman named Sing,
who had been working for them for
two or three- years, in the act of
stealing cigars, a trick ho had been
at for somo time. A trap was laid
for him, and Sing fell Info it. Ho
was arrested by Marshall Ross and
somo stolen cigars found on his per
son. Ho will probably go up.
11ENOIT. In Snlcm, on Cottage street, be
tween Center and Marlon, Tuesday, May
22, ISsS, to tho wife or J. 11. Ucnolt, a boy.
Democratic State Ticket,
For Presidential Kleelors,
W. 1'. KKVIXGKlt,
W. K. lUIA'KU,
K. It. SKIPWOHTH.
JOHN M. GKA111X.
For Supremo Judge,
For Piovecutlni; Attorney 3d District,
G. W. IIKI.T.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET.
W. H. DOWNING,
T. Ij. DAVIDSON,
W. V. DUQAN.
W. 1. It AY.
O. D. COLKMAN,
a. a. VAN WAONDlt.
V. X. MATIIIi:U, I.. HAHniNCl.
JOSKPH A. SIUiliWOOD.
.1. A. ItOTAN.
Tho cnndldntes on tho Marlon county
republican ticket will nddroHH tho puliUomi
tho political issues of tho day at tho follow
ing times and place, and respectfully In
vito opposing candidates) to participate In
Whiten Iter, Thursday, May ti, 10 o'cloclc.
Howell Pralrlo, Thursday, May 111, U
Kllvorton. Friday May 2", 1 o'clock.
Mt. Angel, Saturday, May ), 10 o'clock.
Woodburn, Monday. May 1S, 2 o'clock.
Hubbard. Tuesday, May 13), iO o'clock.
Aurora. Tuesday, May a) 8 o'clock.
lluttovlllo, Wednesday, May SSO, 10 o'clock.
Chumixieg, Wednosday.May HO, a o'clock.
St. Paul, Thursday, May SO. 2 o'clock.
llrooks, Friday, Juno 1, 2 o clock.
Qervals, Saturday .Juno 2,2 o'clock.
Halom, Saturdoy, Juno 2, 8 o'clock.
OKO. II. UUKNKTT,
Chairman Republican Co. Central Com.
CRONISE & WILSON,
(In Ktato Insurance llulldlng)
Good work. Fair prlco. Prompt. Re
liable. VARIETY STORE!
W. M. SARGEANT
Keeps a lino stock of
Wall Paper, Borders and Centers,
BABY BUGGIES, EXPRESS WAGONS,
Toy Tool GIimIs, Velocipedes, Bicycles,
HA8KCTS, nd all kinds or KlUMQS.
Mouldings and Frames Made io Order.
Tlu paper, loavw and (enter. Jten't
rl the artUt tnatartul, mieli m Tute
pfnta of nil klndi, RruilHw of all Um, and
GOLD PAINT-READY MIXED,
MaU for fraat 11 , In font vr y
t hlBtf t$ That to t wwnht of-
Come and See for Yourselves.
YOU USE GILLOTT'S 401-303, OR SPENCKRIAN, Oil A RAIL
ROAD STEEL PEN WHICH COSTS YOU
One Cent Each!
You Use a New One Every Two Days.
FOR $1.25, WHICH IS WARRANTED FOR TUN YEARS. CAN
YOU NOT SEE THE ECONOMY IN BUYING
GOLD IN PLACE OF STEEL V
T. McF. PATTON, Sole Agent
WE HAVE JUST KECEIVEI) A
LARGE AND COMPLETE LINE OF
Sunday School and Day School Howard Cards!
ALSO, SEVERAL THOUSAND
Embossed Pictures for Scrap Albums!
NOTICE THE DISPLAY IN SHOW 'WINDOW.
98, STATE ST. - SALEM, OR.
TI CAPITOL Mil II I
Attention to wliat
Know All, liv these presents: T lint the Capitol Adventure Co. neltbrr
slumbers nor Hlt-eps, but are awake mid up to the Union, and know well
that owing to the depression or business In the East there will bo many
failures. Now wo want to bo ready to capture any bargains that may
be ollered on account of such failures, and to do this It will be necessary
for us to bo on hand in New York and Chicago, in person, and be nrmetl
with plenty of tho commodity commonly called Cash, with which we
wm boast tho peoplo of this country aro well Biipplled, and in order for n
to get 11, wo will from now until tho llrst of August oiler such bargain
as will Induce those having money to divide with us. t
You all know that our Manager has been in business hero for thouwt
twenty years and always does as ho advertises. About August 1st ho will
start foist to buy u largo fall stock, and in order to do this wo will oiler
our whole stock of goods consisting of Dry Cloods, Clothing, Hats, Cups,
Trunks, Valises, Tobacco. Cigars, Paper, Envelopes, Notions, etc., at a
great sacrifice, and In order that tho general Public may know that wo
mean business, we mention tho price ot somo of our goods till August IsL
A good Hemmed Handkerchief for 1 ct. 10UO lino OKtrlch l'ltuiioH fur CO o u
A Hllver, gold or stool thlmblo, 1 ot. meli.
A Bpool of Clnrk'H, Cout'H or Kurr'H Thread,
!l t nfii'h.
A spool good Howlng Slllt, liOHt Urnnd and
snorted colon, for 11 o.
2 spools Hllk llutton HoloTwlHtforSo.
1 Bhcot gold, nllver or plain Card Hoard,
lc. worth 10 e.
1.000.0O0 do. Horn and Cloth covered
DroHK lluttoiiH worth UitoGOdi do.,
for fie. ado.
100.000 do.. Kino Jot and Metal lluttoiiH,
worth fiO c. to 81 a do, for 10 t a do.
1,000 ydn. Ijioo worth fi e. u yd., for 1 e. a yd.
Liico worth 10 e. per yd. will ho hold for !1
mid fi e. u yd. Other KdBlnn mid
liuiblnvii lit iifittutrllnii
A gOOd arllCIU OI UOIll' nuillllicr umioimil l mill limniir n i i "mil,
Tho abovo aro only u few of tho genuine IIAUOAINH that wo will oiror. Ilenljlen
thOKO our wholoMook will bo ollered at price lower than iinywhoro oUo In tho elly,
W Wo'aro' 'not going out of IiukIiiow but aro hero to ntuy and only do thin to make room
for our largo full utock. Cull and bo convinced, liny and bo happy. ,,
ItomomberthonolmrgalnH can only boHecuredat tho Opera lloimu Corner, from th
Capitol Ad vonturo Co.
S, FRIEDMAN, Manager.
All kinds of Farm Produce Bought.
w uiiuiiBiii i .ii .
Set Dickens, 15 Volumes, hair Russia, Usual Price 13150, Our I'ricoO.OQ.
Set Lytloo, 26 " Cloth, Oil( (op, " " .'12.50, " 23.00.
SetThackcray.il " Half Morocco, " " 22,50, " 15.00.
Set Waverly, 12 " Half Hue Calf, " ' 32,50, " 17.50.
Set E. P. Roe. 15 " Cloth, " " 22.50, " I&00.
Set CapLMJlcid, 10 Yoli Cloth,
Fine Line of Papeterie in Latest Styles,
118, State Street,
11 ILL 1 U
wo will Mention
I.iirk'i) Hloclc of Unworn, prlco no oMocL
LmlloH' ChomlHO 15 o. cneli, worth 00 c.
Ijulloa' NlulitdowiiH.COc.i'iuih worth 8U3.
And nil our Htoclc of Uullett' WhltoUomta
CO.oix) UidW Ihit I'nuncH 10 c. wicli, worth
Me. to 81 ouch.
12 Klh 1IcmWh noil 1 Mini forilo.
(loodHcrnlihlnir IlniHhwfio. ornih.
(lood While W'iihIi JlrtinhiM II) o. ouch,
IKwl I'liteat ClntlitM riiw ft e, par thfc,
flood Fly IlooliH.'Jc. ouoh.
ft) ItiiiiiiH letter I'upor, 2o. or quire,
111 lt IUter l'npor, fi o. per Ulio.
1IX) doz. Mmiionindii KooIch, 1 n. cueh.
ftMboxuN l.iihln Toilet Houp, 0 o. pur bo
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