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Sells Only the
Shoos made by t'ho Bw.wi.iiiliOfi.Ca..,. &i Sk-Laylfli $? Wc lune
found them icllnblo in every particular. For fit and wear they
can't bo beat. We sell them at n very closo profit, which; with
t lie satisfaction they give, ncounts ror our very largo shoe trade.
Wo carry only reliable goods in.nll other lines as well as shoes.
Clothing, underwear, hosiery, lints, shirts and notions -in great
vnrlctv. Our motto 'is reliable goods, lowqst prices. ,
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Road Machinery and Agricultural Implements,
LalcU Improved Good
MV Corner State nnd Liberty street., s
NOjHoliday Goods to sell a.t costt
all sold out, wjnicl:i shows tliat the
prices are jtist right for the times.
Now A?ve have e"vry thing else to
sell at trie same LOW PRICES.
274 Commercial St.
COLLEGE OF MUSIC
of the Willamette university.
-1UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT-
Modern methods. '.Up to date. Same as in the eastern and European Conservatories
None but the best is good enough for beginners an well as for mere advanced pupils,
. . . BARGAINS . . .
Are not in it but goods are
ALMOST GIVEN AWAY
The stock is here andmuts goat all Hazards
MAKE US AN OFFER
For almost anything buys the goods
AN ELEGANT STOCK
Is being sacrificed at
61 Commercial at,
and Lowest Prices.
: : : SALEM, CR
C. HAWLEV. President
R. A. IILRITAGE Vocal Director
EMIL L. WINKLER, Instrumental Director.
prices below all reason
Agent of Mortgagees.
SALEM, Or.ttOltATtniDAY, JANTJABY 4, 180.
ELECTRIC LIGHT BILL
Misleading and False State
Show That the Bill Was Passed by
the Oregonian's Friends,
rOregonlati, January 3.
There has been much talk, or late
about the state tax, and though no
one yet knows what It will be, it is
understood it will bo high. The
causes will be t lie same in kind as
those which make high taxes for
county and city namely, excessive
expenditures, partly authorized by
law and partly entailed by extrava
gant usage or custom.
One or two matters tiow occur to us
which may be taken as a type of
many more. The people of the state
arc taxed unconscionably for mainte
nance of lights at the capital. There
is a story or a Job in this connection
that will bear telling.
In 1887 the state contracted with
the Oregon Electric Light Company
to furnish light for the state institu
tions at the capital for ten years, at
foOOO a year. The state was to fur
nish the water power at the peniten
tiary for the electric plant, which
would not cost the state anything, as
the power was unemployed and tho
state had no use for it. It was pro
vided that no more light was to be re
quired during thecontlnuanco of the
contract than was stipulated In tho
agreement; and the light so furnished
was good and sulliclent for all pur
poses. Hut though tho light was satisfact
ory, and no complaint had ever been
made about it, a chance for a Job was
discerned in the busincss;soat the ses
sion or lbiKi, wntle tlie contract still
had nearly four years to run, a bill
was carried through tho legislature
which declared (fnlsoly) In its prc
amblo that tho light was insulllclont
and unsatisfactory, and that thostato
had use for the water power, and pro
vided that the state should enter Into
a new contract for the term of 10
years with tho Salem Light & Tower
Company, which in the meantime had
obtained possession of the slock of tho
former company and had agreed that
tho old contract should bo canceled
upon payment by the stato of $0.'00,
which sum was duly appropriated for
This was a very pretty steal In itself,
but nothing to what has followed.
In tho general appropriation bill
passed at the last session, thcro nro
appropriations for electric lights for
use of tho stato amounting In all to
$30,000 for two years, being at tho
rate of $18,300 per annum a sum largo
enough to furnish light to a city of
50,000 people. Tho list of stockholders
In the Salem Electric Light Company
might bo interesting to tho taxpayers
of tho state. Possibly tho names of
some of our most notable statesmen
might bo found in it.
IN ItKPLY TO TUB A1IOVK
from tho Oregonlan tho following facts
The assertions mado In tho Oregon
lan article are too misleading and pal
pal by falso to bo passed by unnoticed.
Tho contract with tho Oregon Elcc
trlo Light company did not cover the
furnishing of light for all of tho Insti
tutions, as stated in tho Oregonlan,
but to furnish seven arc lamps and
300 incandescent lamps at tho stato
house; sovontecn arc and OS Incan
descent lamps at tho penitentiary:
and four arc lamps at tho insane asy
lum, for all of which It was to receive
SuOOOpor year that Is to say, u cost to
tho stato of 878 per year por horso
power consumed, In addition to which
tho stato was required to furnish tho
power for generating the electric cur
rent, free of charge to tho company.
This system did not light tho asylum
buildings or tho blind school, and tho
stato was required to pay large sums
of money for gas consumed In tho asy
lum building, and also at thostato
house, during sessions of tho legisla
ture, and for the lighting of tho blind
Under the present contract with tho
Salem Light & Power Company, there
Is being furnished to the stato 27 arc
lamps, burning all night, and 1185 In
candescent lamps, for which tho cur
rent must bo available throughout the
entire 24 hours this only figures u
cost to the state of $72 per year per
horse power consumed, to say nothing
of the greatly Improved character of
the service, and that the Incandescent
lighting -is available throughout the
entire 24 hours, and that the state is
not required to ftisnlsh the power or
Tho U. S. Gov'T Reports
show Royal Baking P$w4t
' anything else to the company, further
than to pay tho contract price herein
It is a well remembered fact by
those who have been around the Stato
House much in years p.Tt, that the
service furnished by the Oregon
Electric Light Company was miser
able In quality, and wholly unreli
able. Tho apparatus used being ob
solete, andjii fact was not of n stand
ard typo when new, and the uso of It
stnrted fires in tho State IIouso a
number of times, and was a continual
menace to both life and property.
A couplo of months previous to the
assembling of the Legislature of 1893,
Governor Pennoyer had tho building
exported by a competent electrical
engineer, yho condemned tho system,
nnd his report was fqrwnrded to tho
Electrical Engineer of tho Pacific In
strancc Union at San Francisco, to
ascertain jyhat ho thought of tho
matter, and, who replied In a long let
ter saying, that he could not too
strongly condemn the system of In
caudcsccutjlghting,theu In inonttho
Tho statement that $9:00 or any
other sum wis either appropriated or
paid, for tho purposo or ridding tho
stato of tho contract with tho Oregon
Electric Light Company, Is wholly
untrue. The Salem Light & Power
Company was required to furnish to
tho Stnto a 'cancellation of tho con
tract with tho Oregon Elcotric Light
Company, free of any cost to the state,
which was done. There wus an appro
priation of;$f)."00 for tho purposo of re
wiring the capltol building, and for
tho purposo of wiring nnd fitting up
tho Insane asylum for Incandescent
electric lighting, gas having beon
used previously. Tho contract for
such fitting up of these Institutions
wns let to the lowest of three bidders,
and the Sttlem Light & Power
Company had nothing to do with It
In nny way, sluipc or manncrand never
received, cither directly or Indirectly,
one cent of the appoprlatlon.
Tho statement or inference to bo
drawn from tho article, that the fin
lem Llght& Power Company Is re
ceiving $18,300.00 por annum for light
ing tho various Institutions, Is shown
by tho books of tho Secretary of State,
to be deliberately false, that Com
pany Is now receiving $11,448.00 per
annum, or $9."4.00 por month, for
which It Is furnishing at tho Insane
Asylum, 4 arc nnd 710 incandescent
lamps; at tho Capitol building, 7 arc
and 310 incandescent lamps; at tho
Penitentiary, 15 arc and 05 incande
scent lamps; at tho Blind School, 1 arc
and 85 incandescent lamps tho
monthly lighting bill of each of these
institutions being as follews: Insano
Asylum, $405.00; Capitol, $254.40; Pen
itentiary, $174. and Blind School, $00,
Tho total expense of tho Improved
system Is no greater than tho usoj.of
tho combined systems of oil, gas nnd
electricity, as previous to making tho
present contract, and when tho size
and character of the institutions nro
taken Into consideration, the service
Is necessary and the charge Is not ex
cessive. It seems hard to find the so called
steal as far ns tho Salem Light &
Power Company Is concerned, and It
seems strange that tho Oregonlan
would bo tho ono to attack and falsify
in this matter, as whatover responsi
bility there may bo for tho making of
this contract, it must bo laid at the
doors of tho particular friends of the
Oregonlan who were in tho legislature
at that time.
Wklls FAitao & Co.Thls morn
ing's express brought direct from tho
manufacturers a shipment of fretth
Ncufchatel cheese, tho finest in the
world, also genuine imported cream
brick cheese, at John G. Wright's
Skaimatim Jhuu RIet.
When there is lactic acid in the blood.
Liniment and lotion will be of no permanent
benefit. A cure can be accomplished only by
neutralizing this acid and for tku purpose
Hood's SmaparilU is the best medlcise be.
cause llood.t Sarsaparllla is the only tree
blood purifier prominently in the public eye
Hood's Pills become the favorite cathartic
with every one who tries them. 35 cents.
Children Cry for
Sworn In and Prepared to
DISPUTED DIVISION LINE
Between' Between Venezuela and
Wahhinoton, Jan. 4. Tho mem
bers Of the Venezuelan commission,
Mr. White nlono being absent, hnd an
Important conference with Oln&y to
day. At tho conclusion of tho con
ference, tho commission retired to tho
diplomatic room to hold tho first pre
OATII OV OFFIOK.
I ,of , appointed commis
sioner of tho United States at "Wash
ington, D. C, do solemnly swear that
I will support and defend tho consti
tution of tho United States of Amer
ica against nil enemies foreign mid
domestic, that I will bear truo faith
nnd nllcglanco to the same; that I
tnke this obligation freely, without
reservation or purposo of evasion, nn,d
that I will well and faithfully dis
charge tho dutlesof the ofllce, as a
member of tho commission to Inves
tigate and report upon nnd locato tho
(visional Uno bctwedn tho territory
of tho Republic of Yenczuola and
that of British Gulenn, etc. Commis
sioner Alvoy administrated tho satno
oath to President Browcr. "Walter
Blanford was appointed clerk.
Commissioner Gilliam is authorized
to inako Inquiry as to tho best map,
showing tho physical characteristics
of the territory in question In which
we should bo prepared In convenient
form for the use of the commission.
Tho commlslon adjourned to meet
next Saturday at ton, unless tho Pres
tdent shall designate another day.
Meanwhile the commission, after ad
journment, proceeded to tho "White
House and paid its respect to tho
The session lasted aboBtr.an hour.
A formal statement of the proceed
ings ns fur as was deemed proper to
mako them public was given out as
follews: Justice Brewer was unani
mously elected president of tho com
mission, nnd proceeded to administer
to Messrs. Alvey, Coudcrtand Oilman
the following oatlu
UTAH A STATU.
Wabhincjton, Jnn. 4. Tho presl
dent at 10 o'clock this morning signed
the proclamation ndmlttlng Utah to
Advanokd. Lieutenant Charles II.
Gillette, engineer officer of the second
regiment, was advanced by election to
tho rank of major, nt a meeting of the
officers of the second regiment, O. N.
G., hold at tho armory last night, and
at which Major C. E. Itoblln, Judge
adveoato of brlgado, presided. . ,
Road Improvment. Road Master
Hatch is working gangs of men on
South Commercial street and South
Twelfth street. Ho is putting tho big
rock in chuck holes, taklug oil tho
water and breaking tho gravel whore
It Is too coarse. Mr. Hatch seems to
bo directing tho road work in his dis
trict In an Intelligent manner.
Mohninqside. Tlie petition to
annex Mornlngslde to district No, 24
was set for hearing before tho county
superintendent of schools, John
Graham at 3 p. m. today. "No protest
was filed and the jnatter was taken
Wbed Baby U tick, we cava her CaetotU.
Whoa aha wa a Child, cfce cried t or Outori.
Wk afae became Mlac, the ctoaf to Caetoria.
KTfcesi the had ChQdres, afce $ft tfcm Gutorto,
Bveklaf's Aral 11t.
The best Salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Bores, Ulcen, Salt Rheum. Tever
Sores, Tetter. Chapped bands, Chilblains,
and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles or bo pay required. It is guaranteed o
five perfect satisfaction or money refunded
'rice ,35 (cents a box. For sale by Fred A,
Yf 0 ItUm,
The tMtlmoflaU published in htl 01
Hood's SarMparilla. They are written by
honett people, who have actually fond Id
their own essWiience that Heed's Sanapai
illa purine the Wood, creates an appetite,
strengthen the iwen and absolutely and per
mawrtly cures, all diseases caused Djf Impure
0 deficient Mood.
(food's Hlls for the liver and bowels, act.
promptly, easily and effectively,
Children Cry for
BANKER ALBERT AQAIN.
Salem, Jnn. :i, 1800.
Editor Jeuknal: Commenting In
yesterday's Journal, on my views of
tho treasury dilemma you say:
We cannot understand -how Mr. Al
bert arrives at tho conclusion that If
tho greenbacks were retired thcro
would bo no way to pump gold Into
tho treasury. If gold can lie pumped
Into tho treasury with greenbacks
why lssuo Interest bearing gold bonds
to buy gold ? Some or Mr, Albert's
suggestions nro clear, but his final
conclusion knocks In tho head tho en
tire gold bond-argument.
I did not explain In detail tho pro
position, "If greenbacks were retired
there would bo no way to pump gold
Into tho treasury," for the reason that
I assumed tho fact generally under
stood, that, tho only authority to
lsauo bonds with which to buy gold, is
conferred by seo. 3 of tho resumption
net of January, 11, 1875, which pro
vides for their lssuo nnd salo "to
"cunblo the Bccrotnry of tho treasury
"to prepare and provide for tho
''redemption In this net authorized,"
viz: "tho sccretnry of 'tho treasury
"shall redeem in coin tho United
"States legal tender notes then out
"standlng on their presentation for
"redemption, etc., etc."
Retire tho greenbacks and you have
loft no authority to lsmto bonds to
buy gold with.
A subsequent act, that of May .'11,
1878, provides that "It shall not bo
"lawful for the secretary of the
"treasury or other olfice'r under hlm.to
"cauccl or retlro any more of tho
"United States legal tender notes.
"And 'when any of said notes may bo
"redeemed or received Into tho treas
ury under nny law from any source
"whatever, thoy shall not bo retired,
"cancelled or destroyed, but thoy shall
"bo'rc-lssucd and paid out again and
'kept In circulation." Plcaso observe
that a Republican" administration,
nnd not Mr. Cleveland Is tho solo in
ventor of tho notorious "endless chain
gold-pump," Tho requirement "that
nil taxes duo tho United States shall
bo paid in gold" would solvo tho
problem, with an adequate reduction
of credit currency that policy sup
plied ns through tho war with gold lb
pay our Interest, and n largo surplus
to soil nt a premium, but, slnco re
sumption, congress has authorized the
issue of silver certificates endowed
with tho function before performed
by gold nlonc. Examine ono of these
notes and you will find it bears this
endersement: "This certificate is
receivable for customs and nil pub
lic duos, and when so re
ceived may bo re-Issued." Thcro
arc now in circulation some $300,000,
060 of these silver ccrtlHcatcs4.o which
with $150,000,000 Shormnn notes,
must either bo retired, or repudiated,
before congress can "dcclnrd that all
taxes duo tho United States shall lo
paid In gold." John II. Albert.
Woolen Mills Contract.
There was a special called meeting
of tho Thomns Kay Woolen Mill com
pany's stockholders at the offico of
tho company on Twelfth street yester
day afternoon nt 2 o'clock. This wns
not tbo rcgnlnr annual meeting of tho
directors, but a meeting called for tho
purposes of Increasing tho capital
stock of tho company from 875,000 to
3100,000, and awarding tho contract
for tho construction of tho now mills
here. Both theso matters woro dis
posed of and Contractor John Gray
was tho successful bidder for tho
brick building as planned, for tho sum
of $8000. Tho beginning of tho con
tract will bo deferred until nbout Feb
ruary 1st, In order to glvo tho Messrs.
Kay an opportunity to reach the East,
determine tho class of, machinery
needed In tho new mill nnd advlso
tho architect and builder of its selec
tion and character. Theso gentlemen
will leave for the Eastntnn early day.
Care for Headache.
As a remedy for all forms of Headaches
Electric Ililters has proved to be the very
best. It effects a permanent cure and the
most dreaded hab'tual sick headache yeilds to
Its influence. We urge all who are aflllc'cd to
pro ure a bottle, an! give his remedy a fair
trial In cast of habitual constipation Elec
tric Bitters cures by giving thi nee-led tone
to the bowels, and few cases long resist the
use of this medicines. Try it once. Fifty
cents and ft, 00 nt Fred A. Legg's Drug
There Is no fluou PlaceTo pur
chase anything in the lino of gro
ceries as McCall Brothers, A fresh
aud complete' stock at n ' reasonable
KigbHt of all to tmselsg rowtLatMt U.S. Govt fepott
KSBk f '
Two Thousand More Slaugh
tered in Armenia,
SOME MONROE DOCTRINE
Would Ptit a' Stop to this Crime tf
Constantinople, Jan. 4. - The
recent massacre nt Ormah Is stated t
have been terrible. The official dis
patches admit that 000 ChrlstUnt
wore killed, but according to later
private accounts nbout2,000Chrlstlans
were killed. No further details or the
masincre, however, hnvo been re
ceived, -frho massacre is said to hav
occurred nt BlredJIk, nn lmporth
town on the Euphrates. The outrago
is believed to hnvo been committed ty
Kurds and tho llnnicdlcs colony. Th;
ambaKnlors have received word that
tho bloodshed there was exceptionally
South Africa Quiet. ;
London, Jan.4. Tho Colonial otliec
rccloved n dispatch from Jonannea-
burg nt4 o'clock tills morning saying
that all Is now nulet there. Tho
olllclal dispatch from tho Governor of
tho Capo Colony says; "Sir Jacob
Dowltt, British agent nt Pretoria,
wires evotythlng Is quiet amino fur
ther scrldus disturbances will occur.
CHURCH SERVICES TOMORROW.
Services ntip;.10n.tn., in State In
surance hall. All welcome. h tf
Usual services nt 10 a, m., 11 a. 111.
nnd 7:30 p. m. Wolcomo to all,
LESLIE M. E. CHURCH.
Morning Borvlcc will bo conducted
by M. C. Starr, and tho evening er
vlco by Rov. T. S. Austin.
Preaching at II o'clock. Sunday
Bchool nt 0:45. Tho ordinance of
baptism will take plaoo at 2;00 o'clock
In Mill crook on North Cottage street.
Services ut 10:30 a. m. aud 7:30 p. w.
Sunday school nt 11:45. Rev. II. JK.
Copclund, pastor. Subject of morn
ing servlco "1800," subject of evening j
lecture "Is Francis Schlatter JesUn"
Christ returned to earth again."
On Cottngo street, J. Rowcrsox, jww
tor. Preaching ntl0:30nnd7:30Sunday,
Sunday school nt 12, Endeavor Soci
ety nt 0:30. Services nightly during
next week, at 7:30; cordial Invitation,
to nil these services.
Y. M. O. A.
A grand Rong sorvlco nnd music
will bo held nt 4 p. m. This servico
will bo ojtcn to both ladles and gentle
men. Fror. Heritage nnd two qualities
will sing. Prof. Wlnklor will play.,
Tho association orchestra will render
Rov. W. O. Knntcr D. J), pastor.
At 10:30 a. 111. tho communion service!
will bo held with public reception of
a number of now members and a BhoJ
address on "A Watch-word for th
Now Year." Sunday school nt 12 m.
Junior Endeavor nt 3 p. in., Y. P, &;
C. E. at 0:30 p. m., nt 7:30 p. in.
sermon on "A Now Year's Caller."
Evangelistic services each evenli
during next week except Saturday;
FIRST IIAPTI8T CHURCH,
"Tho Turning Over of a New Leafy!
or a Salutatory for tho New Year. "I
Sunday school at 12 o'clock. Y. P.
O. E. at 0:30 p, m, Evening service
at 7:30. Tepic: "Tho World's Gre6
Crisis." Carl Denton will glvo a"vio
lln solo nsan evening offertory. Ther
will bo preaching and cvangell-ui
services In the church overy event
except Saturday, commencing at 7;
Theso services will bo held m
Sunday school room of the chut
AH nro cordiully Invited to the&s 1