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LOCAL AND GENERAL xNEWS
ym Account or Doings in Cify and
HIE FINANCE QUESTION.
jit Greenbacks Theoi-y Expounded
-Some Extravagances Dis
claimed. Ep. Capital Journal : I, too
glad that this "intermimable
tariff discussion," is to be "relieved
tv an excursion into the finance
question." Commending you for
vour evident liberality and fairness
on this, as well as other subjects, I
jsk space in your valuable columns(
to correct a few errors appearing in
the letter of D. M. A., In the Journal
of May 23th and in your comments
thereon. D. M. A. says : "As I un
derstand it, the greenbackers oppose
the use of gold and silver as cur
rency." Having been intimately connect
ed Twth the greenback party ever
since its organization in 1870, and
having been on its ticket thred times
canvassing the county, and partly
the state in its behalf, I think I can
speak advisedly as to Its objects,
principles, and theory. We did not
"oppose the use of gold and silver
aa currency? We opposed then,
as I do now, the proposition that
they are, and should be, the only
legal tender, lawful, circulating
medium. Neither did we seek to
make paper money "irredeemable,"
as you suppose. But we did hold,
as I hold now, that redeemabillty is
not an essential quality of paper
money issued by the United States;
that the essential feature of paper
money, as well as gold, silver, cop
per or nickel is legal tender.
The testis not, is it redeemable?
But is it receivable? Not the gov
ernment's promise to redeem in
coin ; but will It pay debts and
If people in their superstitious
homage to gold and silver as "royal
money," shall think paper money
Issued by the general government Is
not good without a promise of re
demption in the precious metals, I
have no particular objection. It
would be about as essential and add
about as much to its value as the,
"la God we trust," inscribed on the
standard dollnr. But the question
will arise, why one kind of full,
legal tender money, should be' re
deemable in another kind.
Again, you say the, "$10 or 100
bank bill is not to be held as a
promissory note." No.no! There
were to ue no "banK Dins" auowea
in circulation, as all banks of issue,
state or national were to bo abolished.
"Carthago dclenda est ! Bank paper
must be suppressed, and the circu
lating medium must be restored to
me nation to wnom it belongs.'
This was the essential idea of the
greenbackers. It is now adopted
by the prohibitionists, aa an exam
ination of their state and county
platforms will shew: "That all
money, whether gold, silver, or
Saper, should bo issued directly by
We did not, as you suppose, want
or expect the government; by its
"flat" to "endue" this paper money
with "intrinsic value." That is im
possible, and not at all essential. We
would be content for the govern
ment, by its law (flat) to fix its legal
value. That it could, and is in duty
bound to do.
As to the recent elaborate plan,
which you mention of the govern
ment loaning money to tho farmers,
and taking mortgages as security, it
not the original nor authoritative,
greenback doctrine. Neither do I
approve it. Th.islsthe swinging of
the pendulum to the other side It
Jill yet sweep the country if proper
financial truths are suppressed:, and
relief not quickly granted. If con
gress will abolish the national bank
system, thus taking from them, and.
resuming its constitutional functiqq
f Issuing apd controlling the vol
ume of money, and keeplt lncreas
tag adequately to tho demands of
Industry, trade and commerce, the
producers, Whether farmers or
borers will have little cause to
complain of low prices.
J. P. Robertson.
Salem, May 20th.
Lots of Holldiji.
This state is blessed, or otherwise,
ith holidays now. Wednesday,
king memorial day, was a legal
day, to-morrow, the first Satur
day In June, la tho day set apart by
jWy's bill as Labor day; while
Monday next, being election day, Is
Have you noticed it at S. Farrar
Go's? It is just what has long
li needed and no one should b
without 1U Cheap, convenient,
bor-saving, cleanly. Can be ad
justed In a moment to any five gal
lon oil can
Fruit ice cream, at Strong & Co.'s.
P. H. Hatch went to Portland
Strawberry ice cream at A. Strong
Ex-Gov. Graver spent lat night
in this city.
Hot, hot weather dross goods at
E. L. L. Johnson's
Call on Winters & Thomas for the
best groceries in town.
Painless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 02 State street.
Fans, parasols, ladies' summer
underwear at E. L.L. Johnson's
Cream soda, ice cream soda, milk
skakes, lemonades, at Stroug& Co.'s.
Edna, dauchter of H. Pohlo. fell
on Wednesday and broke her left
Ex-Gov. Moody went to The
Dal-les to-day, to be present at the
Don't fall to attend the elocution
ary entertainment at tho university
Wanted,a glrljto'do general house
work, forjsmall.famlly. Enquire at
Cheapest. The cheapest place in
Salem for 'dry goods is E. L. L.
Have your dresses made, ladies,
at Mrs. A. H. Farrar's. No fancy or
Mrs. Jay C. Smith and child came
up from Portland last night on a
visit to her parents.
Rev. I. D. Driver will speak on
"Prohibition in Politics" at the
opera house to-night.
Tho 'death warrant in the Lau
drcth trial will be given to the now
sheriff of Polk county.
Several bad places In the sidewalk
on the east side of tho university
grounds, need repair.
It is likely the S. P. R. E. Co.
will extend the Lebanon branch to
Sodaville this summer.
This office is in receipt of a copy
of Senator Mitchell's speech on the
Columbia river boat railway.
W. H. Sherman and Jeannette
Penuebaker have been granted a
license to wed. They reside near
Mr. G. G. Van Wagner, tho regu
lar democratic uomimeo for county
treasurer has an advertisement in
E. Workman paid 7.80 to tho city
this morning, the amount of a fine
imposed, for being drunk and dis
orderly, by the recorder.
The frame work of tho new cot
tage being constructed for Mrs.
Osburn on Church between Stato
and Ferry streets, is up.
Mrs. George Meyer and child ar
rived on a visit to Jhcr father, John
Holman, and family, this morning.
Miss Vicio Holman met Mrs.
Meyer at Albany.
Tho wife of Capt. P. F. Clark of
Zena was taken very dangerously ill
this morning, presumably with
paralysis, and Dr. S. It. Jessup of
this city was called.
Roy Slmeral, eldest son ,of W. L.
Slmeral of Oak Ridge, this county,
has been quite sick, but at last ac
counts ho was improving, and will
now likely recover.
Ladies will please take notice
that Mrs. A. H. Farrar is receiving
new styles of hats every few days.
An endless variety from which to
select, and prices very low.
Jno. G. Wright, treasurer of tho
Legion of Honor, an insurance
benevolent society, has paid Mr. Dr.
H. Carpenter the sum of $5,000, in
surance on her husband's life.
Dr. Lane was to have given a pic
nic for a largo number of the insane,
to-morrow, but tho rain lias spoiled
it all. It Is probably as well, as it
can bo more largely attended, after
Attention of our readers isrespect
fully called to tho new advertise
ment of Wm. Beck & Son As Ih
well knftwn, Johnny Brooks, whoso
accomodating spirit is proverbial, is
the efficient manager for this firm,
and he presides over as fine a stock
of goods in his lino n$ one often
Tho Inez Mining Company, Van
B. Do Lashmutt, H.B. Oatman and
C. W. Knowles, Incorporators, stock
51,000,000 and tho Durand Organ &
Piano Co., E. Durand, D. J. Du
rand, Jno. White, M. J. Durand and
G. ' Anderson, incorporators, stock
$100,000, each of Portland have filed
articles of Incorporation with the
secretary of state.
WIU pay the highest market price
in eah.forwooL Squire Farrar &
Co's, comer Qommerclal and Court
UARRUGES IX MAY.
Tho following licenses to marry
were issued by County Clerk Chap
man during tho month of May:
A. 11. Rnlm-nli nml 7.1 i.il Willi
John Elkins and Mary II. Eng
land. Thomas J. Lousignont and Maggie
Wm. Rawlins and P. Luciuda B.
John Preard and Selina Cho
quette. W. T. Robert and Anna Lotridge.
Paul Frank and Theresa AVeidner.
Addison H. Wright and Elllo S.
F. X. Goyetto and Anna Do Long.
Joseph L. Smith and Ettie
J. R. C. TlinnillKnll nml Vlmn Tf
K. Li. Morris and Mary F. Fry.
E. E. Kightlingcr and Emily
Preston Wood and Lizzie Scott.
Edwlll R. Slltolils mwl ninm T
Picnic at McCoy.
From P. H. Hatch who attended
tho picnic and rally at Oak Lawn
farm near McCoy, yesterday, it is
learned that a very excellent time
was had. The picnic was held in
the grove just above the house of
Hon. E. T. Hatch, and was very
largely attended. The picnic was
under the management of Mr. Haw
ley, of the McCoy republican club.
The exercises in tho forenoon were
of a literary and musical haturo,
songs and glees by the choir, music
by the band, recitations, etc., all ren
dered in good style. A tempting
and bountiful luncheon was spread
at noon, and at one o'clock all went
to tho school house at McCoy, where
Hon. John F. Swift made an able
speech in favor of the republican
party and its principles. After Mr.
Swift's speech, tho people returned
to the grove where tho republican
nominees addressed them during
the rest of tho afternoon. The rally
was a grand one, and tho republi
cans of that part of Polk county feel
confident of success.
A Never Palling Subject.
It was intended to begin active
work on the new depot building to
day, but the rain will make work
slow for the present. It Is under
stood that the company is contem
plating moving tho water tank to
the south end of tho yard, an action
that would meet with tho hearty
approval of overy person in Salem.
As it is now, tho habit of stopping
just a short distance from tho depot
for water, and then, after half tho
passengers have gotten ofl, pulling
up to the platform pleases nobody,
and to pull to tho depot first, and
then back to the tank is dangerous
considering that the railroad track
is tho only "sidewalk" from the
platform to this side tho creek at
present. The board of trade, which
meets next Tuesday night should
appoint a committee to present these
matters to the railroad company,
and to the city council respectively.
Charles Thomas' Condition,
From a correspondentatMehamn,
it is learned that the condition of
CharlesThomas, who was shot from
ambush on Tuesday, is very serious,
Dr. McCauley, who attended the
wounded man. witli Dr. Pratt, of
Mehama. said that tho man was
shot twice, one shot not being very
severe. Tho other, however, enter
ed at tho point of the shoulder, rang
ing downward, and inward, mash
ing and splintering the shoulder
bones at tho socket, where tho arm
and shoulder Join. Dr. McCauley
thinks the wound is dangerous at
this time of year.
A .Vew Rule.
The Southern Pacific railroad
company has given notice that on
assuming control of O. & C. lino on
Juno 6th, no freight will bo received
from the Oregon Pacific and O. R.
& N. lines unless tho charges are
prepaid. This, unless the order Is
modified, will virtually prevent any
freight from their lines being trans
ferred to tho O. & C, as the freight
charges can usually only be collected
at tho point of destination. It will
work a hardship on shippers as well
as these transportation lines. Al
A Beautiful Kala.
There has been a good deal of fear
tliat tho continued drouth would
make a short crop of the spring
sown grain; but the copious rain
falling last night has dissipated that
Idea. Farmors to-day wear a smile
a yard wide, and all say that the
grain crop of the Willamette Valley
is assured again, as usual. Oats will
bo greatly benefited by the rain
also. Wheat is locally quoted at OS
cents, but it Is likely that tho price
will decline, providing the rain baa
'been general along the coast.
FARMERS, -:- LIYHRYM
Anil others In need of
TeaiR or Carriage Harness:
Tt n 111 !.,! , .. .
iio(hri.iin..i' T """"' cnii upon mo
t., .. .. - f """B " nere, nsi im o I no
I'VKS 3 '""stoonmlete stock In tho city.
;Lr i -. .. '" '"' iiiu mum. jui re
ceived h line line of -
Carriage Harness from A. F. Rissler k Co.
For which I am polo agent. Thco harness
are nil made from
First Class Pittsburg Leather,
A nrrnnted. Tho finest lino of Dusters
"tiggy Kobe, anil Whips n tho city. All
theso goods I am selling at c-ry cIomj fig
ures. Thanking tho public fortholr liberal
patronage in tho past, I shall endeavor by
tlnuauco of their faors In tho future.
I. S. LAMPORT
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llO o m p a n y .
riro ami ma
rine. . .
JOS. AL11KHT, Agent,
CRONISE & WILSON.
(In Stato Insurance Building)
Good Work. Fair urlee. I'mmnl. Tie.
THE ELOCUTIONARY PUPILS
NETTIE .LOUISE BROWN,
Friday Evening, Juno 1st..
Admission. 2T cents. Tickets on snln nt
GAS AND STEAM FITTERS,
Steam and Plumbing Goods,
132 State Street,
SALEM, : : : : OREGON.
FOR SALE or RENT !
Well watered and plenty ot timber. Two
houses and two burns. Good orchard.
Meadow and 150 acres plow land. Kilty
head of cattle with tho pluco If wanted, nml
horses enough to run It. Within tlvo miles
of depot on tho O. & C. It. It. A bargain for
Enquire at 0 e of Capital Journal.
OREGON FRUIT DRYER
Is Simple of Construction,
EASY OF OPERATION.
Awarded first premium at tho Oregon
Htnto Fair 18(O-'81-V-'h0.'7 nnd ut tho Cali
fornia Htato Fair, 1887, and Han Joanuln
County Fair, 1887.
Manufactured In ilx site. For circular
and prlco list address
H. S. JORY fc SON,
P.O. lioz 230, Sulom, Oregon.
tV Dryer Furnaces furnished five kIzch
NOTICK IS HKHEI1V GIVEN TO
whom It may concern, that the copart
nership heretofore existing between Cat
terlln & Hicks, photographers has this day
been dissolved by mutual consent, LJ.
Hicks retiring. All debt owing by the
late firm nreussurnednnd aro payable by
F. J. Cuttcrlln, who continues In the busi
ness at the old stand. All debts due the
said late firm are payable to said Cutterlln.
F. J. CATTEIIMN,
&2S,8-2! I, J. HICKH.
issnod March sad Sept.,
esah yea. It U tn aery
eiopdis of useful Infix.
Elation for all who pur
cbMO tho luxuries or tho
necessities of life. Wo
cstl olotbo you and furnish jrou wittl
all the necessary and unnecessary
appliances to ride, walk, danco, sleep,
at, flan, hunt, work, jro to church,
or stay at homo, and in rarioua ilao,
trie and quantities. Just figuro oot
what la required to do all theso thlnsf
COHFORTABLY. and you can makoafalx
estimate of tho raluo of tho HUTCHd'
OTJZDB, which will bo sent upon
reoolpt of 3.0 eonU to pay postage,
MONTGOMERY WARD 4.C0.
111-114 UUUsta Areao-, Cbloaco. ZIL
innr nn i t i att
V 7.HA AM
YOU USE GILLOTT'S 404-803, Oil Sl'ENCElUAX, OR A RAIL
ROAD STEEL PEN WHICH COSTS YOU
One Cent Each!
You Use a New One Every Two Days.
YOU CAN RUY A
Maine Todd Diamond Pointed Gold Pen
FOR S1.25, WHICH IS WARRANTED FOR TEN YEARS. CAN
YOU NOT SEE THE ECONOMY' IN BUYING
GOLD IN PLACE OF STEEL?
T. RlcF. PATTON, Sole Agent.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A
LARGE AND COMPLETE LINE OF .
Sunday School and Day School Reward Cards
ALSO, SEVERAL THOUSAND
Embossed Pictures for Scrap Albums!
NOTICE THE DISPLAY IN SHOW WINDOW.
98, STATE ST.
I A P
Attention to what wo will Mention!
Know All, by llieso presents: That tho Capitol Adventuro Co. neither
slumbera nor sleepy, but ro nwnku nnd up to tho times, uiul krow well
tbnt owing to the dcpre&aion of business In tho East there, will bo innay
failures. Now wo want to bo ready to capture any burimliiu that may
bo ofl'ered on account of such failures, and to do this It will bo neittwury
for us to bo on hand in Now York and Chicago, In person, and bo arnica
with plenty of tho commodity commonly called Cash, with which xtn
can boast tho people of this country aro well supplied, and In order for us
to jjet it, wo will from now until tho llrst of August otl'er such bargains
as will Induce those having money to divide with us.
You all know that our Mnnngcr has neon In business hero for tho teat
twenty years nnd always does as ho ndvertises. About August 1st ho will
stnrt East to buy a large fall stock, nnd In order to do this wo will ofTcr
our whole stock of goods consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, lints, Cape,
Trunks, Valises, Tobacco. Cigars, Paper, Envelopes, Notions, etc., ul a
great sacrlllce, and in order that tho general Public may know thntwe
mean business, wo mention thu price of some of our goods till August let.
A cood Hemmed Handkerchief fur 1 ct.
A silver, gold or steel thimble, 1 ct. eneh,
A sjkxjI or Clark's, Cout's or Kerr's Thread,
3 e. each.
A spool good Bowing Hllk, best brand and
assort cit colors, for!) c.
2 spools Hllk lhilton Holo'l'wlst for lie. .
2 skeins Haddlcre' Hllk for 3 c. '
1 sheet Bold, silver or plain Card Hoard,
1 c. worth 10 c.
1,000,000 do. Horn and Cloth covered
Dress lluttons worth - to K c. u do.,
for & c. n doz.
100,000 doz. Kino Jet and Metal lluttons,
-north CO c. to 81 u do7. for 10 c a doz.
1,000 yds. 1 jico Worth fi c. a yd., for 1 c. a yd.
1-neu worth 10 c. per yd. will Im sold for 8
and 5 c. a yd. Other EdnlngH and
jiinurouicry in proportion
A good article or CJent' Hummer
Tho above aro only a row of tho genuine. IIAHOAINH that wo will offer, llrsklaf
these, our whole, stock will bo ottered at prices lower than anywhere clso In tho elkj,
without nny exception.
Wo aro not irolne out of business but aro hero to stay nnd only do this to inako tuam.
for our inrgo ran biock. uin and no convinced, nuy ami do nappy.
jeememuer inoso uarguius can omy ue
Canltol Adventuro Co.
All kinds of Farm'
Set Dickens, 15 Volumes, half Russia, Usual Trice $32.50, Our I'riceJp.Oa
Set Lytton, 26 " Clolli, Gjll lop, " " 3p, ' '" ''215(j.
StThMktray.il " Half Morocco, " " 22.50 " 15.00.
Set Waverly, 12 " Half blue Calf, " ' " 17.51
Set R 1'. Roe, 15 " Cloth, " " 220, " lpo!
Set Capt MJleid, 10 Vols. (Jiotb, " " 15.00, M i0.di
Fine Line of Papeterie in Latest Styles,
J, BENSON STARR'S.
. 1"l '1 !
118 State Street E
1000 lino Oxtrlch I'lumcs fur (0 o ocs
Ijirvo slock of (lowers, prlco no object,
ladies' ChcmlKO lfc. each, worth Cue.
Ladles' NlRht downs, Me. eneh wort htUS
And all our stock of Ladles' Whltu Quota
60,000 1 julkV Hat 1'rnnieH 10 c. each, wx-elfc
CO e. to 1 each.
12 Fish Hooks and 1 Lino fur 3 c.
(l(K)d Scrubbing Jlrushes A o. enclu
(lood White. Wash Jlrushes 10 o. each,
llest 1'atcut Clothes l'lns 0 c. pur di,
flood Fly Hooks,2c. eneh.
tt) Reams letter l'n per, 2e. per quire.
10 lb Letter Vapor, f c. per qulro.
100 doz. Memumnda llookH, 1 c. each,
f00 Ihixcs Lubln Toilet Hoap, Uc, per box
Undershirts and Drawer? for 20 c. each.
sccurcu ai ino upern jig
louso Corner, from trx
tol mm (D.