Newspaper Page Text
yVeather. Tonight showers, Sun
itj fair and warmer.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1904.
i , - '
P AIL Y f) A PTT AL JOURNAL
The People Alone Can Order
Higher Grades Next
No Higher Taxes Will Be Required to
Give Uur Boys and Girls the Same
Advantage as Other Towns
The communication of "Taxpayer"
!ln Saturday's Statesman woilld make
It appear that the school board has
powen toe: 1 Increase the tax levy.
2 Build new school buildings. 3
Control the establishment of High
school grades. Now, the school board
controls none of these things. The
tax levy Is fixed by the taxpayer at
the annual meeting called for that
purpose. Tho present levy was voted
by the taxpayers at the December
meeting. The taxpayers may order
the board to build new school build
ings nhen needed, and the taxpayers
are authorized) by law to establish
high school grades In our public
The school district Is In Bplendld
condition, financially, at the present
time. The receipts of the district
from all sources for the year ending
June. 1905, will bo $43,620, while the
oipensw of the, district for the same
Iperfofwill be ?28,593, which' will
J leave a surplus on hand' of ?15,027.
Tie estimate of tho expenses are:
Wood $ 900
Estimate for receipts are:
From county fund $15,120
From state fund 4,200
From 8-mill levy sf. 21,300
Cash on hand 3,000
This leaves a 'surplus of $15,027,
tbJch will not be needed for school
purposes. The above estimate for
teachers, Includes two more teachers
(or the high school.
There is no Indebtedness at pres
ent which can be paid off. The bond
ed1 debt is $27,650, and cannot be paid
It will be easily seen that the work
of the high school can be carried on
next year, and a surplus of $15,027
will remain in the hands of the school
board to be disposed of as Ihe tax
payers may dictate. " (
Mr. Lee favors the high school. He
Is ready to use the surplus to erect a
building to take the place of the old
"shades" that are used for the Cen
tral school, if the taxpayers want n
The opposition to tho high school
wish to make It appear that no high
school work can be done without an
additional levy. The members of the
school board who oppose the high
school know that a high school will
not incrense the levy. They know
that a surplus of $10,000 has been
U3ed for the past three years to pay
off the popular loan debt. This debt
la now all paid, which leaves the dis
trict in splendid condition. Mr. Lee
has placed himself on record in fa
vor of a higb school, and of using the
surplus as the taxpayers dictate. Mr.
Young will not tell the taxpayers Just
what he will do If elected. Is it safe
to elect a man who will not; make his
attitude plain to the people.
It is time that a candidate for the
position of director on the Salem
school board should have some defi
nite policy In regard to his future
acts. Mr. Lee has such a policy. He
has announced his policy. Mr. Young
does not know what he will do, If
Neither "Taxpayer," nor anyone
else can dictate to the people of Salem
in regard1 to establishing a four-years' I
high school course for our boys and
girls at this time. That matter will
bo settled at the polls on Monday.
THE PLAIN ISSUE MONDAY :
Listen: It Is an open secret that Eugene Is running away with
Salem In growth of population, on account of superior educational
It Is a fact that in one week five families refused to locate here,
and did locate at Eugene, because there Is a high school there.
At Eugene the university and the public schools work hand In,
glove. Children finish he grades in the public school and enter the
Until that condition of things Is established at Salem this city will
suffer a serious handicap, and all higher Institutions of learning at
Salem will suffer.
Salem should be put In the same rank with Eugene at the school
ejection next Monday. Voters who want to see our city grow and
prosper should vote for grades above the ninth, and for A. A. Lee for
To carry the election against these proposition means to advertise
that this community prefers to belong to the non-progressive, slow
growing, un-American communities. The Issue Is clear and our duty
Is plain. Do 'not be deceived or swerved by any false arguments,
but vote straight. '
Charged of Abetting Murder
-by An Explosion
Telluride, June 18. President Mov
er was taken to Cripple Creek this
morning by a deputy and detective
from the Mine Owners' Association,
to answer the charge of aiding and
abetting the murder of Charles Mc
Comtek, Melvln Brook, 'killed at the
Vindicator explosion 'several months
ago. Moyer was highly Indignant at
Invalid Boy Died.
Palmer Louis Trover, the 12-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. TroYtfr,
died' this morning, after a lingering
Illness. The little fellow has been an
Invalid ever since he was four years
old, but was of a sunny disposition,
and well known in the city. He at
tended tho Northwest Normal School,
and was an apt student.
The funeral will be held on'Monday
from the Residence at River Side, and
the services will be conducted by
Rev. W. C. Knntner. The Interment
will take place in the City View cemetery.
A Drawhead Brofceand Three
Sajt Lake, June 18. By the break
ing of a drawhead on a construction
car, loaded with gravel, on the East
Side Heights, five electric cars wore
wrecked this morning. Mrs. Chap
man, of this city, was fatally hurt,
and several slightly, by jumping.
The car went throgh the buslneso
section at 40 miles an hour, and
crossed four railroad tracks. Tho'mc-
KChnanahead, calling to the pafri
sengersto Jump, reversed1 the current,
and all the cars were piled up at the
terminus of the Rio Grande depot.
Citizens: You ha.vo to choose bet
tween two Republicans Monday for
school director for five years. One
candidate tells you flatly where he
stands for higher grades. The other
Is the "progressive" candidate of tho
"conservative Interests," and commits
himself to nothing.
Over Three Hundred Million Dol
lars Subscribed to Sec
ond Bend Issue
Russian Warships Attacked Steamer
Off Coast but the Latter Es
caped Without Injury
Toklo, June 18. A Japanese steamer was attacked by the Rus
sian squadron last night, but escaped, taking refuge In tho harbor.
At Fokuyama another steamer, the lako Maru, was overhauled by
the Russians, but the latter evidently wero afraid of the approach
of the Japanese warships, and released the steanter.
Mukden, June 18. Wounded In larga numbers are arriving from the
Vafangow battlefield. Twenty-nine officers, and 734 men are thus
far reported with Injuries. They say the retreat was being effected
In perfect order when they left.
London, June 18. The Central News' St. Petersburg reports are
that General Stackelberg has escaped
movement, and Is now out of danger.
from the. Japanese flanking
Toklo, June 18. It Is reported that three Russian warships ap
peared early today" off Fouyama, going north.
Toklo, June 18. In consequence of the failure of an Important
bank at Oskl, a serious financial panic prevails.
Toklo, June 18. Over 320,000,000 yen have already been sub
scribed for a second Issue of exchequer bonds.
No Bets at Derby.
Chicago, June 18. Under fair
weather conditions, and before the
usual irhanenso crowd, depplto bet)
ting propositions being forbidden by
tho authorities, tho seventh; American
derby was run this afternoon. To
substantiate his position on the ques
tion of gambling, Mayor Harrison or
dered out nine companies of police
men, f100 plain clothes men, who with
75 Plnkortons, who wero hired by tho
association, patrolled tho paddock and
grand stand, keeping an eagle eyo on
any attempt to wager a nlcklo or a
dollar. Tho crowds wore good na
tures as a whole, but there was a feel
ing of resentment that appeared to
manifest itself in several ways.
With Goodyear Welt Soles Mean
Y-Ja-ft J A
nether with our extremely
The Insole is smooth, and en
tirely free from nails and thread
They are more flexible than the
ordinary "sewed soles," and
gives ' better service. If you
want to know more about a welt
shoe, lot us show you one that
Is sawed In two to show how
they are made inside. We can
supply you with Goodyear
Welts, in Patent Colt, VIcI Kid,
Veljour Calf, Box CalfJ and
Genuine Kangaroo, In great va
riety of new and BtyllBh lasts.
The quality of our shoes, to
low prices makes our business grow.
The New York Racket
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING
Ladles 'and Men's furnishings. Salem's cheapest one-price cash
E. T. BARNES, Proprietor.
A special rack full of this sea
son's styles of separate skirts,
all are reduced,
ONE- HALF and ONE-THIRD.
A grand assortment from which
to make your selections. We
have all grades ranging from
68c to $3.25
Everlastingly keeping faith with the people has made this store what it is. Avoiding all cheap-store methods, everlastingly keeping faith with
the people, are the factors that have placed this store In the foremost ranks of this valley's stores. Our constant aim Is to more thoroughly
satisfy our eVer Increasing trade. You will find no store In this city better equipped to serve you than we are. Empty promises are no 'part
of this store's program.
Good choosing still selling
St. Louis Fair Contest
One vote with every 25c purchase, two with a 50c purchase, and' so
on. No Juno vote3 counted after C p. m. Tuosday, Juno 30, 1904. Vote
your, favorite vote as often as you like.
TOTAL NUMBER VOTES CAST ,- 21,172
TOTAL NUMBER VOTED FOR 69
Miss Shelton, Music 7090
Miss Mellen, East 7009
Miss Thomas, Park 1405
Miss Cosper, East 1317
Miss Btishnell, Park 1054
MIbs Knight, Music 431
Mlsa Kramer, East , , . . 3C0
Miss Prunk, Elocution ...... 35G
Miss Patrick, O, E. S 283
Miss Gordon, North 233
wea We are
to please many t'astos. Proof of
this Hilk department's grasp of the.
Btylo situation Is ' fairly Indicate,!
by tho frequency with which tho
stocks has to bo roplenlshod. Wo
are selling lots of these silks for
shirt waist suits to women think
ing of visiting tho St, Louis fair.
A, great assortment of tho nowost
effects. Soldi at other Btorea at
88c and $1.00.
55c and 69c
CcprtfiM ItOi Vj Hut Sobiffntr A Mux
Best assortment, best values, low
est prlcos a lino combination
$10 to $25