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TUDy, ATJgUST 51
Mrs. C. F. Baker 1b much better.
"Texas" Pen ton left to-day, he
said for Texas. . ,
J. It. Bhepard and wife of Zenaare
in from their farm.
Eev. Father White went to the
metropolis this morning.
The Misses McNary and Miss
Claggett are at Mehama, recreating.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.
Levy returned from California to
day. Hon. J. T. Gregg took the morn
ing train for Portland, but will re
turn this evening.
Dr. Giesy came up from Portland
to visit J. J. Murphy and wife, and
Mr. McMahan, representing the
Silverton Appeal, gave us a call yes
terday. He is a rustler.
Miss Nellie Price has returned
from Pendleton, where she has been
visiting relatives for several weeks.
Prof. Yoeder, county superin
tendent of instruction, is back from
bis official visit to the Silverton
W. H. Byars and wife are back
from Mehama. Their little girl is
recovering from her broken arm
under the care of Dr. Cusick.
Miss Grace Scriber has gone to
Portland for a few days. Miss
Addle is still enjoyingher California
visit, but will be home by the close
of the week.
Rev. A. B. Medbury will ex
change pulpits next Sunday, with
Rev. S. P. Davis, of Mount Tabor,
and editor of the Baptist paper of
this state a very able man.
Hon. S. Layman, of "Woodburn
was in town to-day. Ho will bo
here frequently during tho winter
as ho Is re-elected to tho legislature;
a good man tor- tuo place. -Jie re
ports all too busy harvesting . in his
neighborhood to get excited oven
over .politics. . ,, ,,
Grandma Elizabeth Claggett in
Portland is not "expected to live
many days. Her son, , Mr.- I.
Claggett, of Independence, . and G.
W. Claggett of this city, her grand
son, have gone down to see her, in,
response to a telegram desiring
Tho- cheery voice' and quickstep
of that liveliest of epistolary distrib
utors, George Hatch, will soon bo
sadly missed from our streets, for ho
intends to skip out for Yaquina
about Friday. George, however,
will not leave without being assured
that the sweet maidens on his route
will have their billets doux regularly
and promptly handed to them. But
oh tho difference (Capt. Scott will
pardon the comparison, but facts
are facts) in receiving letters from a
handsome, young, blonde carrier
and a venerable graybeartl. But
George will not remain away loug.
Let all endure his absence as best
Just What It .Needed.
Tho Journal has advocated tho
building of a foot walk from tho
railroad depot across tho road, dusty
in summer and muddy in winter,
so that ladies can walk to tho train
and if need bo wheel tho baby bug
gies all the way from town on to the
platform. The company is about to
oorumenco this needed work. But
m order to avoid tho trestlo work it
will cross tho road south of tho
Mdges. Now tho citizens should
continue the present sidewalk in
front of tho fruit drier to tho cross
tag spoken of. The city council
wghtto insist on lis being done,
wd done at once. Soon the debris
f tho old depot will be cleared
ay, the side tracks and freight
Gtfs will bo kept on tho east side so
tit nothing -will-obstruct tho way
f the view, and a good sidewalk to
'j Platform and tho front entrance
tho depot is indispensable.
G- W. Johnson having bought an
'otertt in tho storo of Johnson &
Helton, Pcio, Intends to concon
"Me his attention thore. With a
to this he offers his whole stock
' fine clothing, hats, caps and fur
jhiuK goods at actual first cost.
ntlnie ho is giving .tho people
odoubted bargains. All doubts on
subject removed by oalllug and
higfuryourelf. Seo his big ad
r- It It. ThoHeof.Rook Creek,
ckMUM county, had both bono
leg brokwi' by a .fraeUous
". lie drove home from church
Sunday. Dr. McClure,
vwj, is attending oh him.
SAN DIEGO TO SALEM.
An Observant Man's Favorable Opinion
of Jheillametta ,'aUy-He
Things Immigration Will
Flow in Here Before
j Dr. L. A. Port droppedr.lnto the
Journal offico to-day with his. old
friend and neighbor, W. T. Mo
Ncaly, ex-district judge,- from San
Diego, .Southern California. The
judge is a very affable gentleman of
marked intelligence, with ,good
powers of observation, and a man of
means. Some matters of general
interest were gleaned for the readers
of these columns.
Reporter Judge, is it true that
the.bottom has all fallen out of San
Diego aud that it is now as dull as
Judge Oh no. San Diego is still
there, firm and solid and growing.
Tho extraordinary real estate boom
is over and things are much quieter
than they were. But a good deal of
real estate is changing hands and so
much building is going on that a
Salcmite would supjwse that the big
boom had just begun. Outside
blocks and fields cut up into an im
mense number of "town lots" for
which therenever wasanyneed, and
for which speculators tried to create
an artificial demand are not selling.
But some inside, gilt edge property
on tho main business street still
brings a thousand dollars a front
foot. Then our superbly even
climate stays with us, and brings a
constant influx, of visitors by rail
aud steamer. Many of these buy
and become residents.
R. Tho impression hero is that
you barely escaped a uroutn tuis
year and that crops are very short.
J. People who have not traveled
through California forget that it is a
state of magnificent proportions and
infinite variety. Some years rain is
.scarcer in tuo soutu tnau in tue
north. This year it is vico versa.
.During a residence there of twonty
years I have, never seen a finer
season nor better crops. Tills is true
of San Diego, Los Angeles and San
Bernardino couuties. But 'further
north the rainfall and crops arc
below tho average.
R. How is our old friend, Frank
.Kimball,- tho. man. of indomitable
faith, energyaud enterprise?
J. Frank still lives inspitooflack
of robust health, if only
to enjoy tho fulfillment of
his prophecies about tho growth
of San Diego, and to ' spite
tho enemies that a man of such force
of character always makes.
i ItxHas .National City, where
Kimball's plnce, a few years since,
looked like an oasis in tho desert,
developed into anything?
J. Yes, indeed. It would
astonish you. A Boston company
has spent two million dollars in
damming tho Sweet "Water creek and
making water works, and now tho
whole place blossoms like a rose.
R. And what do you think of
J. It is astonishing for sizo, fer
tility and resources.
R. Is it not pretty good for
climate seeing that it is now well on
towards September, and yet so cool?
J. Yes, I havo been up in this
jpart of tho world for a month and
can but admire tho weather.
R. How far north havo you been?
J. Into tho Sound country. And
I confess there is a great future
before Oregon and Washington Ter
ritory, beyond all question.
R. You think a heavier immi
gration will come this way?
J. It could not be prevented.
With the climate, extent and cap
abilities of tin Willamette valley, it
will so attract home seekers and in
vestors; as to fill up and Improve
more iu tho next twenty years than
tho east docs in a hundred.
R. What do you think is tho
main hlndranceto that comingabout
J. Well, to be candid, you people
are too well off, and do not half
realize what a good thing you have.
It. In what way?
J. Well grass, grain and fruit
grow so luxuriantly, I was going to
say spontaneously, anil with such
absolute certainty, that it seems to
call for but moderate work and
Bwrcoly any plannlug or anxiety. I
believe a drouth or a failure of crops
would do Oregon good.
It. In what way?
J. It would wake them up out of
their easy going ways. It would
sliarpen their wits, and reveal to
them what a good, wwy time they
Imve had all time years. And it
would .iuduee a thrift, eoHHHHy and
systematic wurk that I should think
is not as general ae in some etatea
beoaufoe neettsdty has not called for
It. To a Caltfornlau your orehardu
look a though they bore, even to
the point of breaking .down, with
very little., care, With better care
you can raise still better and more
magnificent fruits Butall this, with
the subdivision of the largo farms,
will come before long. I am most
favorably impressed with this valley
and Its future.
A Slight Ckuge or Time.
As a change in tho time-table of
the O. & C. railroad has been for
some time expected and is now in
operation, and various reports are
afloat about it, the following has
been obtained from Agent Skinner:
The morning California express will
still arrive at 8:13 ; the train from
Portland to Eugene at 11:10 a. m.,
instead ofll:02 as before ; thothrough
night mail train to California 0:44,
only seven minutes later than tho
old schedule. In this connection it
should be remembered that tho
town clock in the court house tower
is nearly ten minutes slower than
railroad time. Also that letters can
bo mailed on tho through trains
6:13 a. m. and 0:44 p. m. but not on
tho other trains as they carry only
closed pouches, and not for every
town on the line.
An Able Man Sick.
The ninny friends of Rev. J. Q. A.
Henry, of the First Baptist church,
Portland, will greatly regret to learn
that ho never recovered from his
accident in being thrown from a
hack in Ireland. Ho has been
obliged to give up his pastorate in
Portland. He has received several
calls to tho pastorate of different
churches. One was to the Third
Baptist church of St. Louis, another
from tho First Baptist church of
Los Angeles, and tho third call from
tho First church of Seattle. Owing
to the delicate stato of his health,
Mr. Henry has been compelled to
decline accepting these ilnttering
oilers; and it is very questionable if
he will be ablo to'contiuuo his work
in tho ministry for a year or two.
Look Out for Fires.
When Henry Earle's threshing
crew finished their job nt Mrs. Van-
dorvert's place on the Zena road in
Polk county, Friday, a littlo before
,110011, they moved their outfit to the
house and failed to extinguish a fire
Iwhlch had caught in the st ubblo from
tho engine. About ono o'clock one
of the farm hands noticed a big
smoko in the field and on going out
to examine into the case, ho found
that tho fire had spread to a stack
of sacked wheat and was burning
fiercely. After somo energetic work
the flames wero subdued, after thirty
or forty bushels of grain had been
After Haifa iCenlury.
Dr. It. H. and Mrs. Crawford, of
Brownsville, well known in Salem
as tho parents of Mrs. M. C. Starr,
of tills city, will celebrate tho fiftieth
anniversary of their marriage, by a
golden wedding to-night, on which
occasion there will bo a family re
union, at which tho two sons and
two daughters of tho nged couple
will be present. Tho family has
been in Oregon for twenty -six years.
They havo numerous friends in Sa
lem to wish them many happy
returns of tho day.
Will Settle In Oregon.
Prof. M. V. Rork, of Michigan,
who spent part of last summer and
this in Oregon, returns home to-day
for his wife, having decided to settlo
in Salem. Ho expects also to so
tell the advantages of Oregon as to
induco several relatlvos and neigh
bors to exchange the rigors of tho
Wolvorlne winters for the milder
ones here. Ho will have some won
derful stories to toll about fruit,
grain, vegetables and pleasant sum
mer weather. Oregonlan.
The lecture of Rev. G. B. RIoman,
in tho Baptist church on Sunday
night, was both Interesting and in
structive, especially to tho young
people. It was also pointed and
practical enough for a gospel sermon.
Tho complete modol served well to
illustrate it. Mr. Rlomun wont to
Oregon City, and it is not unlikely
that he will accept a pastorate in
Gov. Pennoyer ha coat-anted to
deliver the mmting address at
Douglass county fair, at RoMthurg.
Cream soda, Ie cream kmIh, milk
shakes, lemonade at Strong fc Co.'s
the Caiutal Jouk-
Call on WJutcrs & Thomas fox tho
best groceries iu town 1
rainless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 92 6ta.tq street.
Why has the state fair no opening
addresses or other exercises ?
Cream soda, ice cream soda, milk
shakes, lemonades, at Strong & Co.'s
Ifyou havo oats to sell read the
ad. of E. E. Mclvlnney & Co., Tur
ner. Sells' Bros.' mammoth circus will
parado tho streets Tuesday of next
A prohl lecturer obtained a fair
hearing at Aurora ono night last
Rev. Dr. Spencer will deliver an
address on church extension on
Friday night at tho M. E. church,
Already you can hear persons tell
Ing what stock and other exhibits
they will take to the state fair. Tho
interest is growing.
A magnificent display of ripo
peaches is to bo seen at Martin fe
Cox's store. They como tram
Wheatland, just across the river.
To-morrow afternoon the Young
Woman's Foreign Missionary so
ciety will entertain the ladles of the
M. 12. Church at tea in the basement
of the building.
There were no services on Sunday
in tho Presbyterian, Congregational
and Christian churches because tho
threo buildings are being cleaned,
repaired and re-fitted.
Men of means and experience
from Wichita, Kansas, know when
they see a good place for an invest
ment, this experience having given
them an intention. His visit to
Salem is evidence of tho attractions
of this section.
A gentleman who has been
through this, aud parts of adjoining
counties, says tho hop crop averages
very well, nnd much of it is extra
good. Now, what about tho price?
Somo declaro tlioy will not pick un
less certain of a fair price.
According to ono of tho great
political luminaries of this city, it is
very difficult to distinguish a repub
lican from a democrat ; you are very
liable to tako the ono for the other.
That they may be positively distin
guished, greater care is to bo exor
cised as to tho color of their hat
A stranccr suggests n way of
making money and conferring a
public boncfit at tho same time. Ho
thinks that the real estate men
should go round and put up sign
boards at tho perplexing cross roads
and at the same time advertise their
business. Now nothing is charged
for the advice, but do not all land
sellers start at once.
Tho man Kelly, who created
trouble with his wife and daughter
who declared they could not live
with him and had como out here to
make their own way In tho world,
was furnished a railroad ticket by
the county Judgo and started for
Missouri yesterday. Mrs. Kelly,
who came on a vain search for her
son was helped back in like maimer
Business ofileos usually close long
before tho sotting of the sun, par
ticularly on Saturdays. But passing
the Oregon Land Company's ofilco
at 8 o'clock last Saturday night a
number of strangers were noticed
thore, and evidently consid
erable business was being done.
Sure as you live now is tho time to
Invest in property hereabouts, for
good places will never bo cheaper.
Anotker Ileal Estate limine.
Mr. Bollinger, of Jofiorsoii, who
is well known in Salem whero he
has built up a good business, and
also all through the county, lias
Joined with another well known
man In tho real estate business.
Referonco Is mndo to Mr. Hughes,
of Hughes & Ward, tho celebrated
temperance lecturers. Ho Is widely
acquainted in the cast and on this
coast, and will cortalnly roach, with
advertising matter, a wide range of
renders. Thoy intonil to establish
an ofilco iu Salem as well as in
Portland, Uugono, Kansas City,
Mo., and Palestine, 111.
Sld and Ilosjclit Again.
Mrs. Esther A. Dunn who sold
forty-four aunt south of Salem to
Mr. Poulard, lately from Kansas,
lias lKHight two lota from Jeff
Scriber, and will at once build u
idea cottage thereon.
CU-MOHHIt-Al; it Mean
i lot, Mfie Ijfikk Jtorrt. of
Ktn. to Mr.
c. MttMi, or m
Has just received
Plain and Fancy Stationery,
Embossed Scrap Pictures,
Day School Rewards,
Natural Law in theSpiritual World 25c,
Leather Card Cases,
Leather Pocket Books,
London Incandescent Steel Pens, Ncs, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 k 6,
Acme Writing Tabids.
9S, STATE ST. - SAEM, OR'
G. W. JOHNSON,
CARRIES A KINK LINK OK
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
Hats, Caps, Trunks, Valises, etc.
2115 Commercial Street, - - - Salem.
THE BEST STOCK OF STOVES
IN THE CITY IS AT
R. M. WA.DK & CO'S
282 to 286 Commercial Stroot, SALEM.
Also a Complete Slock of Hardware and
flOMlYAlUIll Ur MUM!
Mot RUOOMnnil uool of tiitwli) on Ilia
iiorlliwoal wt, A I nil . , ,
150 STUDENTS LAST YKAft'.
Pluno, Orttnn, Wlnulntf, Violin,
I-Iormony. unci Counter
point. IHpkmuu on miiiiIUhi ol qounui.
TBlin M. 1'hi-vIii. 1'rHiikle I.
JlliiWrHvHCox. AuMvtuui.I.UliI M.Hinltli.
Plfttt twin MkIimi Mommy, Hoptaimwr
M, )m kfei! r unlUii. I'or lurtlmr
MimImJ JMreefcM'.Maloui, Or.
II. DIAMOND, PAfrM.
Uf HL, 1Mb Vtry and fMKh
vixa. hajk cvrnxa au
HmA w itaHiMk OtU Mr htm fat Job
L M. WAITE, $, Or.
Charier flak Stoves,
Farm Machinery, Wagons and JJajflfgs.
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frwi nATiriAtwa Vv' l"
KOTAN A WH1TNUV, -.
102 Court Street, Salem, Oregon, ,
JIiivIiik bought out the remainder nl the
clmlr fuoUryrN ttook, wo uro iruirtd to
mI1 olmlrn lowor limn any houw In Oregon
Jlimril of Hquullutlloii.
NOTIOK IH IIKKKIIY (IIVKN THAT
th lUwnl of KntwIlMtlou for Murlou
ouuiity, Orwon. will nitwt itt th county
WKirt-IHHiMi In HmIwh on .Monilny, Alif "t
it. ll. mid ttinllmie In wwlan there for
mitt week, for tliu uuJtMtinent of iuw
l J uiy ii, iww. t. n. rATIUKi
I. II. I Alll'Hi
Fancy and Staple Groceries,
rrorUtiMK, I'Umt uml 1'mmI..
Ytgoialiltt ail Frtiit Frcpji Kvry Day.
U-tiMk WUrty nw Hdl wuerfwlty
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