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Asphalt Stock Holders
Get a Jolt From
Twenty Million Dollar As
sessment to Come From
Newark, N. J., Dec. 22. Tho court
today signed an order for a levy of 80
per cont assessment against the
stockholders of tho Insolvent Asphalt
Company of America, thus collecting
24,000,00O, being the amount duo tho
Now York, Dec. 22,-The ferry boat
Amor can collided In mid stream with
the torpedo boat window today,
smashing the ferry's pr(m
a a panic among the passengers,
although neno wore Injured, and the
compartment enabled the ferry tc
reach Its slip.
The Window was olso damaged.
?.A0J?d 3"St flllflhod reimlrs C03ns
0,000, and was bound for Newport
to enter commission. Fifteen feet of
her bow was torn away bodily, and
she was hurried back to tho navy
Just Denies the Interview.
Washington, Dec. 22. A telegram
hag boon recolved from General Mer
rlam, retired from Donver, denying
ho evor nutnorlzed tho interview in
which ho Is quoted as saying Wood's
appointment was unpopular In the
SALEM, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1903.
A Holiday Recess.
Washington, Dec. 22. It wns an
nounced nt the White House this
morning that no moro cabinet meet
ings will bo held until nftcr tho holidays.
w&Mr&tqm i a i a i o i a i o t-ie-w-o-K4frmgH-3
I Have you seen the crowds
of Holiday Shoppers at the
1 1 They all know where to trads when they have cash to spend. We T
i have a splendid assortment of
The New Yog k
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i, 1903. '
!L-ZL-- . NO. 254.
AND MEER RATES
Complaints of Snippets At Losses On
Business Sways Republican Caucus.
Republicans Decide to Make a Relief Bill
a Patty Measure and Democrats
Will Stand Pat
Every Item Is marked on a "spot cash" margin of profit. Dolls, T
) Picture Books, Dress Cases, Shaving 8eU, Collar and Cuff Dox, X
; Handkerchiefs, Perfumery, Slippers and all kinds of merchandise X
suitable fop Christmas Presents.
Salem's Cheapest One Price
d, J. DrksivKiDf a rup.
Greater Salem Commercial Club Will Give Subject Special
Prominence at Regular Meeting Tills Evening
At the City Half.-
THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENINQ
WAS FULL OF SURPRISES, BUT THE GREATEST OF ALL WAS THE
ALMOST UNANIMOUS DECISION TO TAKE UP RAILROAb7LEai8.
Leading members of both houses fought for consideration of any bill that
would give relief to shippers.
Qrowncll, president of the senate, surprised , all by advocating a bill to
give the shippers relief, If they had to stay here a month.
Members supposed to represent other Interests fouuht for a speedy ad
journment of the legislature, and consideration of nothing but the tax
THE CAUCUS DIVIDED ON RECON8IDERINQ THE SUBJECT OF
SPEEDY ADJOURNMENT, BY VOTE OF 25 TO 25 .THE CHAIR( SENA
TOR KUYKKENDALL) DECIDING, INFAVOR OF ADJOURNING WED
NESDAY NOON. THE VOTE IN THE AFTERNOON TO ADJJOURN
EARLY WAS 36 TO 24.
Many Republicans Out.
There are slxty-nlne Republicans. Eighteen were not at the caucus.
Many of these Ijave measures, so the caucus Is not conclusive.
Representative Hume and Senator Booth were absent, both being advo
cates of railroad legislation at this session.
Eddy, of Tillamook, and Kay, of Marlon, made the hardest fight for early
The McBrlde bill has been Introduced In the senate by one of the sena
tors, who has lost thousands of dollars on account of car shortage In the
past few weeks. .
Governor Chamberlain was shown the statements of some of tho ship
pers, and says there ought to be a bill passed to. remedy the car shortage,
and protect the shippers against unjust raise In the freight rates. All the
Democratic members will stand for the bill.
The Republican caucus, after hearing the facts, deliberately resolved to
take up a bill to remedy car shortage and to protect the shipping Interests
of Oregon against the raise In freight rates, that goes Into effect January 1st.
Railroad Lawyers Surprised.
This was a groat surprlso to tho corporation lawyers nt Portland, and
from other parts of tho state, who had not nppoarod on the scone with tho
arrival of the legislature, as usual. W, D. ronton, general counsel for tho
S. P. Co., and W. W. Cotton, general counsel for tho O. It. & N. Co., wero
kept busy telephoning from Portland this morning to know what wns up.
It was generally supposed that there would bo no legislation this special
Guilty of Murder.
Bennington, Vt., Dec 22. Mrs.
Maty Kodgors wns this morning found
guilty of murdor in the first dogreo
Sho has boen on trial for tho past
week. She lured her husband to a
lonoly spot, whero, assisted by a half
wlttod parmour, sho murdered him
with chloroform, and threw his body
Into tho river.
The vordlct carries with it tho death
penalty. The woman was tho moat
unconcerned In tho court room, when
the verdict was read. The cases of
hor accomplices. Stolla Dates and Por
hamv will be taken up Tuesday.
Sixty Thousands Girls.
Chicago. Dec. 22. The story printed
horo and olsowhoro this morning that
a syndlcato had boon formed to se
cure C0.000 girls at Su LouIb for Im
moral purnoaeR, Ib given no orodonoo
by tho jwllco or rescue workers. Sal
vnUon Army officers, wnoso wotk In-
this line, is tho boat organized la the
clt says It is no.wB to thom.
Riots In Hamburg.
Borlln, Doc. 22. There is sorlous
rioting In Hamburg today. Mounted
iwllao mnde a cbnrgo on tho mob;
and wore overwhelmed. Thoy scoured
reinforcements, and chanced with
drawn swords and revolvors. Order
was not restored until scores ort
woundsil. Many of the loaders wfcro
Accused of Arson He,
Is Strung Up and
Had a Right to Kill Him.
Sacramento. Oah, Dtc. at. Kid
Williams, who fought Ton lender
gat Friday night, from the effects of
which Pendergnst died, was dismissed
by the pollco Justice this mornlngL on
the recominendntlon of tho city attor
ney, who was satisfied that It was ox
8an Francisco, Dee. 22. Frank
Monnhani tho strlko-brenklng tolo
phono llnoman, shot and wounded
Walter Kelly last night. Ab the offi
cers arrestod him today ho flrod two
shots Into his breast. Tho trouble
wns over Kelly's wlfo.
Jsck tho Ripper.
Now; York. Dec 22. Tho sailor,
Tottermnn, who murdorod a womnu
Saturday, Is believed by many to bo
Jack tho nipper. Ho was arraigned
this morning and remanded.
I Continued on Fourth Pass.)
The Deadly lluxx-8aw.
George F Mason, who owns tho box
fnntni-v In flnllttt Mtilftm ,infniti,tinti1t.
allowed one of his hands to coma In
'nnnl.flt ...III. a !.. an... lt.1.. ...!.
losing tho thumb nmt second flngor,
but fnun which hand doponont sayoth
noh. Tnno will heal, but, unfortu
nately, will not restore Uie lost
Now Claims Ho Is Innocent
and That Mis Confession'
Was to Save His
Oscar nogoway. an Albany young
mnn, who was working In Lebanon. '
the past two weoks, narrowly escape:
lynching at tho hands of tho cltkons ,
of Lebanon early yesterday morning. '
Ho wn strung up to a tree, wid loft
hanging for nlmost a minute, until he
mailo n confession of being guilty of
Fire was discovered In tho store of
A. Gross, In which young Itogowny Is
employed, shortly aftor midnight yee
terdny morning. Tho flro burnbd tho
building, tha Monogram tnloou and
tho barbershop of W II.- Lute. It
threntenedAo sweep tho whole- block,
and It wbb by very hard work that
the Hotel Lebanon wns saved. Tho
burned buildings are a total wreok.
only the walls standing. All tho build
ings were owned by tho W. .1. Guy os
tuts, find tho saloon was owned by
i'no An. appeared to he of Incen
diaiy o igln, and suspicion wns at
onoo turned against young Rogowoy,
who was stooping In tho bulldlng
whoro tho flro started. Home cltliont),.
who liad bocomd Infuriated at Uio In
oomllnrr Arc, Lebanon oavlngoxpcrl'
oncod sovoral during tho post year,,
determined to innko an exnnvplo of
(Continued on fourth Pagn.J ;
We have about 2 ton off
candy and nuts that we
Want to sell in the next 2
days. Call and inspect our
Phons 1871 Main.
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Tfiese Ate Btsy Daysfoi? Santa Claims
He has to bt everywhere at once, peeking atotmri the corners to see who are the good girls and hoys; trying to
find ott what everybody wants, so tnat he can make everybody happy on Christmas morning. Then he has to
come to Meyers' and get everything ready to fill the thousands of stockings on Christmas morning. But Santa
ri ' V , j ivr,w-- wnoderftf 1W helpful in getting things for Christmas. Here arc the broadest, choicest stosks of holiday goods to be found ia the Willamette
woua mo evwyuUC t- - i - -- .'.. ul-f..
YaUey, a safe, convenient, comioriaoie store. euww .r-.
A largo shipment of plain and
fancy holiday aprons reached us
yesterday, but owing to thoir late
ness in arriving wo have placed tho
prices on thom so low that you can
afford to give all of your lady
friends ono of theso dainty aprons,
and thoy will cortainly appreciate
your generosity. Afull Una from
tho 8lmf)lo8t to tho most fancy.
PRICE8 TO PLEASE. t
The Great New Card Game.
Learned in two minutes. The
Jolliest gam over Invented. ;It is
the latest game whloh sooiey has
taken to J to heart
PIT IS IT.
Our lMth consoutlv Wfldpts
day special is bound to bo a win
ner from tho many rjueu we
have received. Tomorrow wv
place on sale a line of fine grado,
18-lnch, 4-Inch ruffle sofa cushions,
which are regular Me values
The early ons get tho choice, to
;o would ndvlso early shopping, in
order to secure the cojor and pat
tern you wish. Sale begins Wed
nesday morning at 7:30. Don't delay.
& raj A
A picture at Christmas? Of
coursol Why. Jt Is tho first thing
that suggests Itself to some folks.
There never was a more acceptable
present, or a more appropriate on
or one that gives a more continu
ous pleawr. A great variety hore
from which to make your selection
5c to $9-85.
Aaotber kt of dolls rtaobed u
yttly. This shipment was
sbipped by mistake to Salsmj
Mossaehusett which sauted such
a Oslay l rsaehlsg w. btit w hav
received a eonessstoa a tha. and
have marked 0n mueh besow
their real worth.
This last contains soma of the
raostnugsineest dolts evor brought
to Salon), awl Uis ay sotpraseia
of delight by grownup admirers
are proof that thay are right. 0
They ar going rapidly, so hurry
to s them: It will do yew good.
Thqr h t r3' na'r
go (0 sKwit, ami ar rertalDly worth
your Usm to lBVitlate. Det fall
to see the auburn-haired dolls.
1c to ?12.50.
Iipth tho toys and dolls are In
classes by themselves. They are
vastly suporior to any displayed
elsewhere They represent the
very noweet thoughts among the
meehanloal effects In the imported
toys are many remarkable Inven
tions thaC will furnish delightful
amusement, for parents, as well as
for tho youngsters. On one coun
ter are animals that almost live
and breather-antonwfalles that go
like the wind wetkrtewj kwWng
magie lanterns. Oh still another
counter the railroad trains with
tracks to run them os automatic
toys, and goodness knows what
else besides, We wish tho Mttle
fellowa eould fill the ptese (0 oven
flowing tomorrow, and enjy every
tseeond of tho time.
Hvarythlsg l lefMresentftd. from
the U born to tn elegant steam
Extensive Holiday Displays of
Staples and Novelties.
The advantages offered In oar
'excellent assortments Invite the In-
sMMtiim of every prospective pur
chaser of women's hosiery. The so
lection Is undoubtedly the largest
and the hnndeewost we havo over
displayed. An estraraely wide
range of bMeUfnl efleete In the
latest colore and combinations
has been added to the enormous as
sortments In the different weaves
Hxporlsnco has taught us and
you tho popularity of thh little a
eeesory at Christmas time. Men
and women alike settle tho all
Important question in tills way. A
smalt expenditure made In our
handkerchief department brings
rleh returns. That's why you nl
ways find the handkerchief coun
ters and tables surrounded by a
Where can you find equal vluw
In neckwearT A little knowledge;
a little Indulgence in skillful com
pattsens; n Mttle Judgment son
oeraJng the reietive popular!! and
deslraWHty of different weaves,
will bring the fact home thai our
lines are the very best offerings
the market affords.
To say that our llnej of men's,
women's and eblldrsn's umbrellas
Is the motft somprebsnslre shown
hreabout Is ;no exaggeration.
Come la and secure a holiday um
brella for your friends there' no
Christmas gift that will plMC
them better, and at our astonltdt
tngly low Briee the flaw umbrel
las made are within everybody's