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Accouot of Doings is City and
BESOIT.CES OF OREGON.
.-i..t.la rniniipniliiim of III-
I ' .' .;.. liAff-inlinf llpp?nn.
The pamphlet being published by
I1" ,.ji. !r,irninllnii poiiuernlnir
I tine lrlu " , ,
e printer, a-ma ..w """b
reporter of the JoUKKAL secured
' pv of tills book yesterday, and
Ltiltatliwly ys It is the- most
' plete, comprehensive and most
nimble eonipciuiiuin u. huumub
Hon concerning this state that was
r published. In fact, it is the
ln,t book ever published setting
fcrthln detail tne nuvamages una
advantages there are blessed few
rf the latter of every district, and
itftionof the state, and at the same
joe containing full and reliable
statistical information regarding our
igourccs and industries.
There is this which will commend
this book to people in ilio East de
sttoR information regarding our
,tjte: The book appears as an ofllc
iil document of the state govern
ment, and an authoritative state
ment of facts regarding the state,
inddoes not bear with it the idea
that the publisher or author desires
losell the reader a farm just for the
lommission there is in such an cx
thauge of values.
There are just an even hundred
pages In the book proper, but the
third page of the cover contains
much valuable information a list
of the periodical publications of the
state. Each page contains more
nutter than is contained in two and
i half columns of the Capital
Joirxai., and is set in nonpareil
The book ilrst considers Oregon as
j whole; then divides it into its
three natural sections Eastern,
Western and Southern Oregon; then
it takes the stte up by counties
and a very comprehensive state
ment of the topography, loca
tion, soil, climate, cities and
towns, industries and resources of
each political subdivision of the
state is given in plain and "unvar
nished" language language that
iny one can understand. The state
ments contained in these descrip
tions Kin all bo verified, as Secretary
J.T.Gregg, to whom tho credit of
the publication is almost entirely
due, was exceedingly careful iu the
tompllation of the work, that no
claims were made for any particular
section or for the state, in which
that sictlon or the state could not
tar him out.
To Marion county, two and a half
pages are devoted. In this discuss
ion of Marion county, tho following
reference is made to Salem :
".Salem, the capital of the state, is
uso the county seat of Marion coun
ty. This city is located on the east
mk of the Willamette river, in a
tautlful prairie sloping toward the
nvcr. Its population is between
00 and 7090. Its streets are wide
ad tho city is well provided with
Putilie parks. It contains a great
any beautiful residences, and is
utially a city of homes. There
mercantile and manufacturing
JBublfelnncnta and other Borts of
"Miiess that appertain to and are
maiuled by a rich agricultural sec
Jn. Tho stcte house is a commo
tausnml substantial building, not
l of which is yet completed. The
Principal olllces are furnished and
tTr Tho sonto chamber and
we hall of the house compare favor
'y with such rooms anywhere in
e I nlted States. The state peni
ttary is a substantial edifice, so
JMstructcd that additions may bo
"Me when needed. Tho Oregon
i i sane usvlum Is a very excol
"' building, modern In its con
rWton. and equipment. It is un
2rfnp management of tho state.
S, s an orphanage, a school for
"'hul and one for tho deaf and
Jb. These receive state aid. The
ilaim'tte university, u school un-
"'luuMiieesoi tne m. &. cnurcu,
Biocated here. It is tho oldest in
Uefstntn ....! i i.. .. .i. it.i
Wi-m. Tlie city is supplied with a
' system of gnided schools,
nieli are free to the resident cltl
?" and are open ten months In
? Jear. The KIsters of Moray
l 911 nnn.ln 4-.. ..ll. . I. I II
ftfoiiizwl, and a good s
twelve different ehui
n.r. ".,""" V JU'
il sellout, it
i Salem there
flHtiltVktk- olllirolt Itllllil-
ad that It Is known
. .1 " U U IO AllU till V(VjUU
!"" Ity of schooUaud churches."
ftt UIllI Mint If lo lriiiii InHiswr.u
' " w supplied with an exeel-
JWw. and an eWcient Are dopart-"Z11'-
There is free delivery poet-
hhtv UUI water worK, eieeine
r"V SVhtl-ll. A (.... ....l.llnrv.ifr.M,
spans tne river at this place
!rulWtiui Mill-inn ami lnlk nim.
!?f- It wa built in 1SS6 by the '
T!U8 Of Ka1o.ii n.i.l rorln,i Atlll J
2 Htles at a coat of about $50,-
WUhln two miles of the city
m state fir ground, upon which
fljUXD GENERAL NE
fairs hnvn boon lwlil nummll.. r.r.
more than twenty years. In the
vicinity of the city are many garden
and berry farms in tho highest pos
sible state of cultivation, and prove
to their owners exceedingly remun
The Joukxai. has not the space
to pay as close attention totWU work
as it would like. After tho Viscrip-
tionsot the counties, appears n most
complete review, both written ami
statistical, of tho meteorology of Or
egon, anil especially considering the
climate and climatic changes of each
section of the state: a comprehensive
article on the theory of our public
scnool system, by Supt. iMcElroy;
the forest trees of Oresron. bv Prof.
Thos. Condon, state mineralogist;
our mineral resources, by Herbert
Lang, an authority on tho subioct.
are well defined; Hon. John Minto
gives reliable information concern
ing our sheep and wool industries;
Hon. Thomas Paulsen writes on our
dairy interests; P. L. Whitman, our
fruit culture; he report of the Or.-.
gon Fish Commission relative to the
Salmon industry is given; Commer
cial interests, railways and transpor
tation routes, and much other valu
able information is given. The work
certainly reflects great credit on the
State Board of Agriculture, and, as
stated above, on its able secretary,
to whom was left the entire work of
compiling and revising all, and writ
ing much of the book.
Don't l'amler to That Tate.
A respected subscriber appeared at
this oflico yesterday evening, In
high dudgeon, throwing a copy of
our interesting aud valuable paper
savagely on the deskj'with "There!
I don't want your paper! Haint
got no news in it." On being asked
by the senior editor what was the
trouble, it was learned that the
JouiiNAii devoted but a few lines to
the trial of the murderer of his step
daughter, Wm. Landreth, and that,
in order to get tho whole batch of
disgusting and nasty evidence as
rehashed at the trial, he had to hunt
up a niorning cotemporary. Tho
reporter of this paper, by whose
pencil was formulated the few lines
setting fortli the fact of Landreth's
being found guilty of murder iu the
first degree all the news there was
connected with the trial, felt that
the facts concerning this beastly
homicide were sufliciently well
known to the public, and that he
could fill up his space with, at least,
a higher order of reading matter, if
not a more "interesting" lot of news.
If our respected render had waited
for a few days lie might have se
cured a copy of tho Police Gazette
which will probably contain a full
and complete history of the interest
ing case, highly embellished with
still more "Interesting" illustrations.
Droke Ilolh his Arms.
Late yesterday evening, Roy, the
eldest child of Geo. D. Goodhue, the
wood dealer met with a very severe
and painful accident. Roy is be
tween four and five years old, and
was climbing in a small fir tree near
the housctpn Winter, between Mill
and Bellevuc streets, and missing
Ills hold, fell to the ground on his
head, and arms. On being picked
up, he was taken to tho house, and
Dr. B. R. Jessup called who found
that the little fellow had suffered a
fracture of both arms near the wrists.
Both bones in tho left fore ami
wero broken, but only one In tho
right. Ho was pretty .badly bruised
about tho head, also. The bones
wero reset, however, and the little
sufferer made as comfortablo as
Mils For iMIntliif,' the Capitol
Bids for painting the iron and
woodwork of the exterior of the
state ca pi tol were opened yesterday
by tho building commissioners and
found to bo as follews: James War
ner, Salem, $1000; Wm. Wlcke &
Co., Salem, 050; N. D. Jones,
Salem, $940.50; Wm. Wicko, Portr
land, $923.50; Sheehy Bros., Port
land (labor and material), $2175;
Huntley & McPheivon, $834; H. D.
Rankin, $1245. The contract has
not yot been awarded.
Landreth to lie Hinged.
Yesterday afternoon at Dallas,
Judgo Bolso sontonced W. Landreth
to lie hanged, but did not llx the
date of the execution. Landreth
made a rambling speech of ten min
utes, before the wmtenco was paired
on him, principally regarding tho
disposition of his property. The
death warrant was to have boon !f
fciiod this morning, which probably
lixoa tho date of the hanging.
A Skat it Charlef Unu.
Chiw. Thonuw, one of tho fellows
threutoned by tho vigilance commit
ted at Mohama.was shot In tho left
shoulder.whlle on his way liomo from
tho postolllce at Mehnma, by a per
son concealed near the road. He
saj'H lie saw throe inon after the
shot was fired, but did not recog
nise either positively. The wound
in sertoue, and may prove fetal.
Fruit Ice cream, at Strong & Co.'?.
Strawberry ice cream at A. Strong
Call on Winters & Thomas for the
best groceries in town.
Painless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 92 State street.
Fans, parasol, ladies' summer
underwear at E. L.L. Johnson's
Cream soda, ice cream soda, milk
skakes, lemonades, at Strong. Co.'s.
Cheapest. The cheapest place in
Salem for-" dry goods is E. L. L.
Geo. Newman and Mrs. Butter
lield, Of Portland, visited in tills city
The ladies of Albany presented F
Co., of that city, with a handsome
silk flag last night.
'file finest line of infants' robes,
dresses and skirts in the city, at
Bridges it Bozorths, bank block.
Chief of Police Parrish and wife
returned to Portland this morning
after visiting In this city yesterday.
Miss Minnie Breyman and Miss
Nellie Boise are rusticating at the
farm of Judge R. P. Boise near
Gov. Pcnnoycr returned to Port
land this niorning, He will review
the parade there, to-day, with Brig.
Gen. John Gibbon.
Rev. I. D. Driver returned to
Portland to-day, having officiated at
tho funeral of his grandchild, the
little daughter of R. M. TJiompsou,
R. J. Hendricks, manager of tho
Statesman, and wife, will start for
Chicago In a few days, going over
the Oregon Short Line railway.
They will be gone several weeks.
Mrs. Harry Bellton, and daughter
Aggie, of Portland, are guests of
the family of R. H. Price. Mrs.
Bellton has relatives buried in tho
Odd Fellows' Cemetery, and is up
to decorate their graves.
Chas. Baker, son of Rev. J. C.
Baker, the latter formerly of this
city, and his brother-in-law, Mr.
Hoyt, passed through on this morn
ing's train, en-route to The Dalles to
visit Rev. Baker and family.
The public examination of appli
cants for certificates to teach in the
public schools of this county, began
at one o'clock to-day at the office of
County Superintendent Peebles.
There are about twenty applicants.
Deacon P. II. Hatcli and wife
went to McCoy to-day where they
will visit their son, Hon. Edwin T.
Hatch, tho to be next senator from
Polk county, and they will also at
tend the republican picnic to-morrow
at their son's farm.
The work of removing the head
quarters of tho Women's Christian
Temperance Union into their new
quarters in the opera house, is now
underway. Tho new room has been
freshly calsomined, and the front
has been painted. Thcjiow quar
ters will look very neatN
KEAIi ESTATE TKAXSACTI0XS.
Following Is the record of deeds
filed during the past week.
Geo. Kraus and wife to AVni.
Kraus 80 acres in tp 4 s, r 1 w.
Annie Knight to Elios Burk
holder, rt al, 40 acres s 18, tp 4 8 of
r 1 w. Consideration $2
L. J. Hicks anil wife to F. J. Cat
tcrlln 1 acres In d 1 eof J. L. Par
rish and wife.j; Consideration
Warren Crimston and wife to L.
C. Griffith 1 acre iu t p 7 s r 1 w.
Wm. Martin and wife to Law
ranee J. Martin 80 acres of -d 1 c of
W. J. and E. Ilcrren; 30 acres t 7 s
r 2 w; 70 acres t p 7 s r 2 w Con
Daniel Humphrey aud wife to
Elnora Sophronla Brower lots 7, 8,
9, 10 and 11 b 2 Macleay. -Consideration
Ellzaueth Joseph, to Wm. E.
Joseph tract of land on jionltontlary
road; also lots 4, 0, and 7 and fraction
lot 5 1) .! Reed's addition to Salem;
also 235 acres t p 7, s r 2 w; also 18
acres t p 7 s r 2 w. Consideration
Win. E. Jorwpli to KlizalMith
Joseph tract of land on ponltontlary
road; also 40 acres d 1 e of J. C.
Caplingor. Consideration $8000.
AKCIUIIALD-2ienr WlitUnker, Ortwm,
May 3T, 1W, to the wife of llublrt Arolil
twlil, triplet, daughter!).
NKWIULL At the Uh rtamnrltn
iKwpltal, In Itortlantl, PrliUj , Muy 3ft,
im, at Aw p. id., JoMtph SwWll, au
SO yearn, H luoulhs, nd 8 dy.
Deceased WH8feeverely injured by
a fall from a breaking seaflbld at
the Oswego Iron work on May 22,
and died from Ute uflfaetfl of thee
Ilk home wm in Polk
LANDS AXU HOMES.
Marion county is situated in the
Heart of the magnificent Willamette
valley, the central gem In tho clus
ter of rich counties that form thus
princely domain, and 19 the banner
commonwealth of the great north
west iu all the essentials that go t--wards
making it a profitable abiding
place, and a homo for tho thrift;
tanner, the cunning artisan and tl.e
Rich in its agricultural resources
in its cultivated and uncultivated
lands, In its water powers, ami
minerals; rich in its colleges and
schools of learning, and with a
climate unsurpassed for its salubrity,
it presents to tho immigrant from
the overcrowded states, where cold
winters and hot summers, with
terrible cyclones, prevail, who
conies to the coast with some
means, advantages that no other
county in Oregon possesses.
Much has been written of this,
western country that requires r.
stretch of the imagination to com
prehend, and numerous complaints
are heard from tho class who have
been misled by them, so in thU
brief sketch tho writer desires to
avoid exageratlon as to its present
and prospective advantages, asking
those in the east into wlioso hands
this may fall particularly fliOfe
who havo their eyes directed towards
this coast to peruse it carefully,
feeling that it is not written to lure
immigrants within its borders, but
only as a truthful discriptlon of a
land which, if it does not "flow
milk aud honey," contains within
its bosom wealth and resources equal
to any other country on tho Pacific
side of the, Rocky mountains.
Marlon county is bounded on tin
north by the Willumette river and
Butte creek which separates it lr in
t'lackanias county; on the east !
I'lackmnos county and the Caseaiu
mountains, which separate it from
Wasco county; on the south by tl
ftmtlum river and the north fork ut
the Santlain, separating it from
Ijinn county.andon tho west by tl.e
Tho county contains, includn ;
valley, prairie and mountain lam..-,
about 900,000 acres.
There are two main divisions, tin
mountain aud tho valley. Tin
latter extends from tho Willamette
river to the foot of tho Caseiu'i
mountains, a distance of about f '
Tim mmintnlnnnnnnrtlnil O.'llltnil s
some fourteen townships of nnM!.
itnsurvcyeu lanu; tying m a mi t
twelve miles north and south Ij
forty miles east and west, and cuii'
prises all classes of land, from ilili
narrow valleys in tho passet, up
through all tho grades of rolluui,
hilly aud broken, to that of me
bou'nd canyons and inacccsslb'e
craggy peaks. It is generally heavily
timbered, and In tho near futuie
will be valuable for its lumber ni'j -plies.
These hills and mountains
itll'ord a wonderful summer ran, 1
for stock, and many of tho more ei.
terprising farmers are availing then
selves of this opportunity, and whin
the cold frosts or autumn approach,
(ho stock aro brought out to fresh
pastures, thus enabling them to mir
,'ive the winter storms with. Utile
A decided advantage Marion coun
ty has over many others is the di
versified farming interest that can
bo carried on tlirought the entiio
year; notwithstbnding this Is a wet
cliniato during tho winter months,
the uplands 1110 seldom too wet ti
work, and long before tho prairie
fanners are through with their seed
ing, tho hill farmer Is preparing for
His summer worn. Aim jo m
low lands aro much 'preferred by
.uaiiy; tho yield per acre Is generally
creator, and perhaps less labor Is re
quired to place the soil in proper
condition for crops; and then should
Ilio bcason prove ciry, wiu uuuuiu
lands aro suro to bring tho best
crops. No better farmlni land can
bo found in tho United States than
that on tho noted Howell pralrio.
French prairie, Santiam prairie and
Salem prairie. The soil of these are
wonderfully productive. With good
cultivation, forty bushols of wheat
and sixty of oats per acre can lie
FACIIilTIIlS FOR MAIIKKT.
The Wlllamotto river, with two
lines of railroad running tho entlro
length of tho county from north to
'I'HiTh.SwIth tho Oregon Pacific rond
crossing the southeast comer of tho
county, alfords ample facilities to
reach 11 market In any direction.
Is the capital of tho state and
county scat of Marlon county, situ
ated on tho Willamette river and
on tho O. & C. railroad. Costly
1 ulldlngs have been erected, among
.hleh tho Btnto canltol building,
county court house, Chcmeketo hotel,
pern house, new public school
building. Catholic school building,
Methodist church, Wlllamotto Uni
versity, and many prlvato residences
and business blocks, which will
compare favorably with older and
All things considered, the Willam
ette valloy boa tho best country in
the world, and Marlon county Is
ulmut centerally located therein.
To thoso seeking homes In tho west,
no letter opportunities can be
offered, than aro found here. Persons
desiring Information regarding
Marlon county or tho Willamette
valley, thoso wanting fanning
lunds, stock farms, business property
or city rosldoncea, will bo promptly
and reliably informed by addressing
the woll known firm of "Willis &
Chambcrlln, real estoto ugontH,
ooera houso block. Balem Oregon.
Will pay the highest market price
Iu cash for wool. Squire Farrar &.
Co's, corner Commercial and Court
OF Ml II
YOU USE GILLOTT'S 404-803, OR SPENCER IAN, OR 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 TEN YEARS. CATC
YOU NOT SEE THE ECONOMY.IN BUYING
GOLD IN PLACE OF STEEL?
T. IKIcF. PATTON, Sole Agent.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A
LARGE AND COMPLETE LINE OF
Sunday School and Day School Howard Cards
ALSO, SEVERAL THOUSAND
Embossed Pictures for Scrap Albums
NOTICE THE DISPLAY
98, STATE ST.
Attention to what
Know All, ly these presents: That the Capitol Adventure Co. iioIMmt
Bluinberri nor Hleeps, but aro awake and up to the tlnie.H, and know well
that owing to the depression of buslneHH In the East there will be many
failures. Now wo want to bo ready to capture any bargains that muy
bo offered on account or such failures, and to do this it will be necessary
for us to bo on hand in New York and Chicago, In pcison, and be iinncil
with plenty of the commodity commonly called Cash, with which wo
can boast the people of this country are well supplied, and in order for tm
to get it, wo will from now until the ilrst of August oiler such bargains
as will Induce those having money to divide with us.
You all know that our Manager has Deeii iu business here for the lout
twenty years and always does as he advertises. About August 1st ho will
start East to buy a large fall block, and hi order to do this we will oU"er
our whole stock of goods consisting or Dry Goods. Clothing, Hats, Caji,
Trunks, Valises, Tobacco, Cigars, Paper, Envelopes, Notions, etc., at 11
great sacrifice, and In order that tho general Public may know that wo
mean business, wo mention the price of some of our goods till August M.
A good lU'iniiiccl Hiuirtlcc'ii'lilef for 1 cl,
A nllver, koIiI or Hteol thimble, 1 ct. ouch.
A cpool or I nirK B, otai'H or ivcrr n 1 nrwui,
:i c. each,
A pool Knnd HewhiB Silk, hi-nt brand aud
HhKOiled colorn, for !le.
2poolHHIIk llulton Hole Twist for lie.
3 nkeliiH HaddlerK' Wllk for !l c.
1 sheet Kold.Kllver or plain Caul lloanl,
lc. worth 10c.
J.000,000 do.. Horn aud Cloth covered
DrchK HuttoiiH worth 3 to .7) c. 11 do.,
for & c. a dog.
100,000 do. Kino Jot, and Jletiil Mutton,
worth ) e. to 8t a do, for 10 e a do.
1,000 yd. Ijico worth fi c. a yd., for 1 e. a yd.
Lace worth 10 e. per yd. will bo sold for 11
and 5 e. a yd. Other KiIkIuhh and
Kiiibromcry in proportion.
A irood nrtlclo of flout' Humitipr
m... l.,...., ,...., .,.,!..,. r...,. ,,r (tin iniiiiiliin
lllUIIIMIIUHIIl WIIIJ I.1VII ... ... f. ......... .....--..-.. ... - ..... ... 1.
tlioM) our wlioloMoi'lc will ho olluriMl nt price lower tlntii any where cluo In tlm oU,rt
without tiny oxceptlon. . ,,,,., ,
Wo iiro not goliiK mil of IhihIihuw hut nro hero to htny iinil only do thin to ninko rum
forourlHrKomllHroclf. Cull mill bo convinced. Ituy mid he lumpy.
Ileincniber thf-Ko ImrgulnH 11111 only ho bccuicd lit the Opcru Tloimo Corner, from tlio
Capitol Adventure Cr.
All kinds of Farm
Sci Dickens, 15 Yolumw, half Kuala, Usual Price $32.50, Our lric$20.00:.
Set Lytton, 26 " Clotii, Cill lop, " u 32.50, " 2150.
Set Thackeray, II " Hair Morocco, " " 22.50, " 15.00.
Set Waverly, 12 " Hair blue Calf, " ' 32.50, " 17.5a
Set R P. Hoe, 15 " Cloth, " " 22.50, " 18.00.
Set CapL M. Ileid, 10 Yok Cloth, " " 15.00, " 10.01
Fine Line of Papeterie in Latest Styles,
J. BENSON STARR'S. .
118 State Street
IN SHOW WINDOW.
- SALEM, OR.
IOOO Unci OstrU'U riutncH for ) 0 wft
Ijiriio Hlocli of llowi'iK, print no olJiTt.
IjiKilm'CliitnilM) Iftn. tiich, worth ff) a.
And nil mirxtnek or IjkIIuh' WlilloOxxl
60,(100 I juIIch lint KriuiU'N 10 c. cnicIi, worth
Me. tuSl tnu'li,
l'il'lxli IIdoUk imtl 1 Mtic furlli'.
(inoilScriibhini; llriiNliiwdo. cmh'Ii.
flood Whlto WiimIi IlrnnlioH 10 o. cmoli,
lltwt I'utimt f'lDlhcH I'Iiih fi v. per tli'J
flood -ly UiMikM.'Ji'. iiifli.
ft) Hoinim Ielhr niper, 2c. pur fpilra.
10 1( Iittltor Taper, 5 e. lior qnlro.
IU) do;. .Mumoninilii HooIih, 1 '. (iti'li.
Wbox( l.tililn Toilet Hoap.Uu. pvrboc
UndomlilrtHiiml Drawcif tor a) a mien.
HAltnAINH Unit vil will lllIlT. ll(wldlM
s, rmtuiviAN, manager.