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THE MORNING OBEGONIAN,; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1901.
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Three More Business Days, and this,
Will bs over. Thousands of satisfied customers count our
annual sales the biggest value chance of the year. During
these last few days many trophies should be secured. Things
you'll want for Spring, and items for every day in the year. All
at comparatively slight cost But remember, this is not an
"endless sale' and PRESENT PRICES WILL NOT BE DU
PLICATED AFTER TUESDAY NEXT.
This chance for
Black Taffeta Silks
Allows no delay. Your ap-
preciation of these splendid
values is rapidly thinning
their ranks. Some prices:
36-in. $1.50 taffetas $1.25 yd
36-in. $1.35 taffetas $1,10 yd
36-in. S1.25 taffetas $1.05 yd
26-ln. $1.00 taffetas... 85c yd
23-in. 90c taffetas 7 5c yd
18-In. 50c taffetas 42c yd
Fancy Foulard Silks
85c and $1.00 Afr xtr
grades at UyC yU
24-in. widths, black and colors
Best and newest
waist shades 7fr tA
$1.00 value now.... J
Silks and Dress Goods
Black and colored. These
heaps and piles show which
were our favorite sellers.
FAVORS A DRYDOCK
The -Chamber of Commerce
ASKS AUTHORITY FOR $400,000
Dock to Be Located on the "Willam
ette River, and -to Be Built and
Operated by the Fort of Fort
At a meeting of the trustees of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, held
yesterday afternoon, the necessity of a
drydock was discussed, and there "was
but one opinion on the subject, -which
took form In the following resolutions:
"Whereas. It Is absolutely necessary to pro
Tide proper facilities for the large and grow
ing shipping Interests of the port, by the es
tablishment of a drydock: and,
"Whereas, The Port of Portland Commission,
In the nature of its present duties, is eminently
qualified to undertake the location, ' construc
tion and control of a drydock; therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Portland Cham
ber of Commerce strongly indorses
and recommends the passage of a
bill providing for the construction
of m. suitable drydock, vrith authority
to issue bonds therefor, not exceed
ing 9400,000, or so much thereof as
xnay be necessary for this pnrpose;
aid dock to be located in the "Will
amette River and to be constructed
and operated under control of the
Fort of Portland Commission.
The secretary was Instructed to furnish
each member of the Multnomah delega
tion with a copy of the resolutions, so
that the wishes of the organization might
be made known as soon as possible.
For the Pan-American Exposition.
The trustees also Indorsed the bill now
before the ways and means committee
at Salem, In regard to the appropriation
of $30,000 for an Oregon exhibit at the
Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo. It
was suggested that Oregon will be In the
field shortly for recognition by other
states for her Oriental Exposition of
JP05, and bo reciprocity was considered a
good thing on the part of Oregon.
The necessity of a state mining bureau
was also considered imminent, and resolu
tions were passed favoring the passage
of a suitable bill creating this depart
ment. NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Briscoll's Bill Includes the Removal
of. the Present Board.
Representative DriscoJl's bill to repeal
the act for a separate Board of County
Commissioners for Multnomah County,
pissed In 1S9S, and again to make the
County Judge one of the board, provides
also for the removal from office Imme
diately upon the passage of the act, of
all three of the present County Commis
sioners, namely, Messrs. Steele, Showers
and Mack. The bill will name two new
Commissioners, and blank spaces are pro
vided fot their names to be written In,
"Thit within 10 days after the taking
effect of this act, the power and author
ity of the County Court in Multnomah
County, for the transaction of county
business, shall be vested in. and shall
be exercised by the County Judge of
Multnomah County, and and
as Commissioners, who shall
elt with the County Judge ot Multnomah
County for the transaction of county
business, and thit shall serve
as Commissioner until his successor Is
elected and qualified, and that
shall serve as Commissioner until the gen.
eral election In 1S04, etc."
The duties, etc , are then prescribed
and the remaining sections of the bill
are as follows:
Sec 4 The said County Commissioners and
their successors in office shall meet with the
County Judxe for the transaction of county
business at the call of the County Judse, and
that said County Commissioner and their suc
cessors in offlce shall receive $3 per diem in
full for their services
Bee. C. That the said County Court as hereby
constructed shall succeed and take the place of
the present Board of County Commissioners of
Multnomah County for the transaction of coun
ty business, and said board of County Commis
sioners ot Multnomah County, as created by
Your choice of
our handsome line of
Rfork ftpAce dsisyfi
MU'1 -" " vjuuua
Worth from 50c to $5.00 a
Three lots of Fancy Black
Goods get very special prices.
$1.25 grades for 99c yd
$1.00 grades for 83c yd
Colored Dress Fabrics
No reduction ever offered
bigger bargains. High novel
ties. Worth to $2.50 at 78c yd
$1.75 to $2 values at.. -69c yd
$1 to $1.50 values at ..-53c yd
For Stylish Waists
ALBATROSS, i .,J
Every late color at-. -4 jQ
TAS. Choice variety. All re
duced. the act of 1898, and approved October 15, 1808.
is, and each of said board are hereby relieved
from and after the taking effect ot this act of
all duties, responsibilities and authorities in
respect to the transaction of county business.
Sec. 6. All contracts relating to county busi
ness and all purchases of county supplies shall
bor made by the County Court. All supplies
shall be advertised for and purchased from the
lowest responsible bidder, and no member of
the court shall be interested in any way In any
contract or purchase.
Sec 7. Inasmuch as there is a necessity for
immediate relief on account of the unnecessary
expense in the transaction of county business
in said Multnomah County, this act shall take
effect and be in force from and after its ap
proval by the Governor.
IN DEAD QUEEN'S HONOR.
Arrangements for Memorial Services
at the Armory Tomorrow.
Final arrangements were made yester
day for the Queen Victoria memorial
sen-ice, which takes place tomorrow af
ternoon at 3 o'clock, at the Armory. The
committee decided that the Eleventh
street door will be kept open from 1
o'clock until 2:30, for the 2500 holders of
reserved-seat tickets only; and after 2:30
o'clock those reserved seats not then oc
cupied, on the ground floor, will be given
to the first who apply for them. The gen
eral public will be admitted to the gal
leries at 2:15. at the Tenth-street door,
and all the doors in the Armory will be
closed at 3 o'clock, and not opened again
until the conclusion of the service.
In addition to the 2500 reserved seats,
there will be another 1000 seats for the
general public, and standing room for
1000 more. There will be about 0 ushers
present, selected from the different
churches, to attend to the seating accom
modations, and several policemen outside
to prevent crowding. The committee
hopes that those who wish to attend will
do what they can individually to pre
vent confusion in rushing to obtain seats,
and are sorry that no more reserved-seat
tickets are at their disposal for the hun
dreds of people who have been dis
appointed In getting tickets.
The riravers to be said nt th corvi-oo
are selected from the prayer-books both
of the Church of England and the Protes
tant Episcopal Church In America. Many
stranjrers are to b nresent from nut nt
town, and a request has been made that
those who possess reserved-seat tickets
may be allowed to keep them as souvenirs.
Three addresses will be given, and the
musical part of the service, in charge of
Rev. Dr. Morrison, will be well worth
A. 0. U. W. CARNIVAL.
There "Will Be Many Sideshows at
the Exposition Xext Week.
The A. O. U. "W. library carnival com
mittee held a full meeting last night, at
which the arrangements and attractions
for the carnival to be held next week
for the benefit of the library fund were
discussed. The carnival will open "Wednes
day evening in the Exposition Building,
and continue Thursday, Friday and Sat
Arrangements are progressing favorably
according to the reports of the commit
tees received last night, and already a
long list of attractions for the sideshows
has been engaged. Among these are the
armless wonder, the cockatoo circus, the
Mexican Princess and her suite, the burro
used by Agulnaldo in his famous escape
after the battle of Malabon, the tallest
man and woman in the world, the cele
brated snake -charmer from Africa the
bearded lady from Australia, the fat. girl
of Virginia, and an up-to-date Turkish
man, captured while passing through
Portland on his way to fill an engage
ment In the East.
Every evening in the main music hall
of the Exposition Building there will be
,an attractive programme rendered. Be
sides the sideshow attractions, there will
be booths for the sale of various arti
cles, raffles, fishing booths, and a res
taurant. The committee which has been
soliciting donations from the business
men has been very successful, and has
received donations of many useful and
expensive articles. Donations may be
left with Captain E. S. Edwards, of the
committee. In room 11 AInsworth building.
ONE NIGHT TO SPOKANE.
The O. R. & N. Co.'s "Spokane Flyer,"
leaving Union depot at 6 P. M.. arrives
in Spokane at 9 the next morning. Palace
buffet and tourist sleepers are carried on
these trains, and close connection Is made
at Spokane with similar cars for all points
on the Great Northern. V. A. Schilling,
City Ticket Agnt, 80 Third street.
For a Cold in the Ilend,
Laxative Bromo-Quinlne Tablets.
OUR GREAT SALE
Hundreds of Bargains
;; Dress Goods, Silks, Hosiery, Underwear, Men's
;; Furnishings, Ribbons,
Wash Goods, Flannels,
;: Jewelry, Stationery, Gloves, Books, Sheet Music,
I Druggists1 Sundries, Motions, Cloaks, Suits, Wrappers,
Waists, Muslin Underwear, Curtains, Portierest
Blankets, Tapestries, Jirt Materials, Corsets, Etc.
LAST DAY OF OUR
FRUITMEN WILL MEET
HORTICTJIiTURISTS OF FOUR STATES
TO GATHER HERE.
Transportation Officials and Frnlt
Dealers Will Attend the Annual
Convention Next Week.
The annual convention of the North
west Fruitgrowers Association, to be held
in Portland, February 5, 6 and 7, will be
attended by fruitgrowers of Oregon,
Washington, Idaho, Montana and British
Columbia, many of whom have written
Secretary Dosch of their intention to
Besides this, there will be representa
tives of Eastern commission houses, gen
eral managers of railroads, professors of
agricultural colleges and fruit packing
experts from all over the country. The
convention, therefore, wilt not be a local
affair by any means, but the fruitgrow
ers of Oregon and Washington, adjacent
to Portland, are particularly urged to at
tend, as the expense of coming and going
will be light, compared to the benefit re
sulting from the various papers and dis
cussions relating to the fruit industry.
"The people of other states will be here
In force," Mr. Dosch said yesterday.
"But it is our own fruit men who
need to be reminded of the good that
comes from these meetings.
"Special cars have left St. Paul and
Winnipeg already, with persons interested
in fruit culture, to be here on time, and
I have a letter from T. P. Anderson, of
Victoria, deputy in the Department of
Agriculture for British Columbia, who
says he will make It a point to be pres
ent. The fruit men of Eastern Oregon
and Eastern "Washington have also writ
ten me In considerable numbers as to
their intention to be on hand, and so
there are fully 300 delegates counting on
attending, besides the other people In
directly Interested In the success of fruit
"Preparations have been going on for
the past two months for the event, and
the papers to be read by the various
fruit experts will, as a whole, furnish a
fund of useful information from the
minds of experienced mem Fruit grow
ing, curing, drying and marketing will
each come in for its share of attention,
and those present will be enabled to make
up-to-date deductions for their own spe
"The convention was held in Portland
three years ago and was well attended,
but the scope of this one will be found
to have widened considerably since then,
as distant states will be better repre
sented. Two years ago the convention
was held at Spokane; last year the as
sociation met at Tacoma. and in 1902
we will probably meet somewhere in
Montana or British Columbia. This lat
ter point will be settled next week."
Following Is the programme which has
been prepared for the meetings, to take
place In the A. O. U. W. Hall:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 10 A. M.
Call to order President N. G. Blalock.
Prayer Rev. A. A. Morrison.
Officers' reports President, Vice-President,
Committees Transportation committee,
W. S. Offner, chairman; Oriental mar
kets. General T. R. Tannatt, chairman;
Organization of Shipping Associations, F.
L. Wheeler, chairman.
1:30 P. M.
"Random Thoughts on the Apple," E.
"Horticultural Thoughts," Professor H.
E. Van Deman.
Appointment of committees.
EVENING SESSION, 8 P.M.
Selection from "B. Trovatore" (Verdi),
Wilder Harp and String Quartette.
Address of welcome. Mayor H. S.
"II Solltarlo" (Koshat), Wilder Harp
and String Quartette.
Response, President N. G. Blalock.
"It Was Not So To Be" (Nesller), Mrs.
"A Dear School," Dr. J. R. Cardwell.
"Meditazlone sul i Preludlo dl" (S.
Bach), Wilder Harp and String Quar
tette. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 9:30 A. M.
Call to order President N. G. Blalock.
Prayer Rev. Alex Blackburn. v
Selection of place of meeting.
Election of officers.
"The Relation of the Experimental Sta
tion to the Fruit Industry." Professor E.
1:30 P. M.
Address by S. L. Moore, general freight
agent N. P R. R.. St. Paul.
Address by R. P. Ober, C. C. Emerson
and other officials, commission mer
chants, etc x
"Markets for Agricultural Products,"
Benton Kill in.
EVENING -SESSION, 8 P. M.
"II Trovatore" (Fantasie, Verdi), Span
ish Students' Quartette.
"The Importance of Horticultural In
spection," Professor A. B. Cordley.
Intermezzo, "Cavallerla Rustlcana"
Laces, Ladies' Neckwear,
Linens, Leather Goods,
(Mascagnl). Spanish Students' Quartette
n3Dx?,amSoCo.me True" Arthur Trez
ellyn). Miss Susie M. Gambell
"Observation Upon Foreign' Fruits,"
Professor E. R. Lake.
(!',, -Dream" (CzlbulkaJ, Spanish
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7. 9:30 A. M.
Call to order President N. G. Blalock.
.Prayer Rev. A, W. Ackerman.
Reports of special committees.
"Country Inspection," J. E. Baker.
WORKING ON CENTRAL SCHOOL
Construction Already Begun by the
Board of Directors.
The directors took prompt measures for
Starting on the new Cfintrni RphnnlhniiKa
by putting a force of men at work yes-
ieraay tearing up the floor of the base
ment of the south wing of the old build
ing. In order to provide room for the
new structure, the main portion of which
wm exicna nearly irom East Thirteenth
to East Fourteenth streots, this south
wing will have to be cut away, leaving
i only the entrance and stairway, and the
u'a "v is preliminary to its removal.
The foundation cannot even be started
until the wing is removed and out of the
way. There will be no more delay than
possible In getting started on the base
ment and pushing construction, the In
tention being to avoid the experience of
both the Thompson and Holladay build
ings, and more especially the latter,
where construction ' dragged along for
more than half the year. Director Wit
tenberg was on the school grounds yes
terday and gave directions for crowding
work forward, and declared the building
should be completed and ready for the
opening of the Fall term of school for
the present year. There will be some In
convenience experienced by cutting away
the south wing, but Professor Gregg and
the teachers say they are very willing
and glad to submit to Inconvenience with
the prospects of having a handsome, mod
ern schoolhouse afterwards. The removal
of the south wing will proceed at once,
and most of it will be" finished during the
mid-term vacation, thus avoiding noise
The new Central will generally resemble
the Holladav building, although there will
bo some difference. The main portion of
hc new -structure will face East Washing
ton street, or the north block of the
school ground, which is reserved for the
proposed East Side High School. It is de
sired to keep East Washington street
where it extends through the school
grounds closed, and the ttvo blocks as one
oiec 'I his will leave a 60-foot space be
tween the grammar school on the south
block and the proposed High School
house on the north block, where concrete
walks can be built through it. However,
It will be very necessary that East Thlr
"enh sbould be opened between East
Stark and East Alder streets and East
"t from East Thlrtopnth tn Kast
Twelfth streets, to give access to the
grounds, but no steps have been taken In
that direction. The new building will take
up the main portion of the grounds, ex
cept there will be open spaces east and
west of the part facing East Alder street.
An assembly hall will bo provided on the
Another Church Robbed.
The discovery was made yesterday
morning by the pastor. Rev. Frank E.
Coulter, that the United Brethren Church
East Fifteenth and East Morrison streets,
had been entered during the night and 21
electric globes taken. Mr. Coulter thinks
the burglar secreted himself in the church
Thursday evening, while service was be
ing held, and then took the globes
afterwards. This, Is the sixth church re
cently robbed on the East Side, and only
electric light globes have been taken. The
police have kept a close watch at the
second-hand stores to see If the stolen
globes were disposed of at these stores,
but none- have been sold there. It is now
supposed that some one who is putting In
electric fittings In the many new houses
going up has been taking the globes. He
has taken Jobs -very cheaply and steals
the globes to make up for It. Mr. Coul
ter says that Is what was done at Los
Angeles, Cal. Globes were taken from
many churches, and they were afterwards
traced to a man who was putting In elec
Reception and Banquet.
At the Second Baptist Church, East
Seventh and East Ankeny streets, last
evening, a reception and banquet was
given the officers of the church. Be
tween January 1, 1900, and January 17,
1901, a total of 82 new members were re
ceived, and a committee from these pre
pared and "served the banquet. The as
sembled guests repaired Jo the parlors
of the church, where the tables had been
spread, well laden with good things, and
where there was a hearty welcome. Af
ter the banquet had "been served, under
thecharge" of William Grlffitt, president
of the evening, a programme of songs
and addresses followed. First,4 "Blessed
Be tht Tie That Rinds " was sung, when
warm words of welcome were spoken by
Mr. Grlffitt, and responded to by Miss
C.ara-Webb. Rev. Alexander Blackburn,
pastor of the First Church, followed with
woTds of cheer and gooM feeling. He
congratulate the church on Its prosperity
ana growth, and made an earnest appeal
Buy your supplies of hosiery and underwear today and save money.
Usual Saturday evening concert tonight Third floor.
1354 Hours More
of the Great f
7M(aia JC 1Z?..-1Ij-. ( -. c?
xtacici 1-1 cuir. & wicttruice zaie nas scored a
great triumph this year and the enormous increase
in sales leaves no doubt as to its growing pop
ularity. The thousands of shoppers that have lined
these counters have kept us on the alert every day
of the month, and we have every reason to believe
that more thoroughly satisfied buyers never- took
advantage of our annual clearance sale. Tonight
at 9:30 ends the sale, and its to the interest of everv
economical man or woman to supply all remaining m
needs today. g
The great price reductions on all of the following m
lines mean a saving that will be appreciated by all. g
Hen's clothing, laces, ribbons, gloves, notions, John S. Brown's fine ra
linens, muslin underwear, art goods, infants' goods, millinery, cloaks and f
suits, silk waists and petticoats,,, hosiery 'and underwear, books and m
stationery, drug sundries, boots and shoes, boys' clothing, leather goods, S
crockery, silverware, kitchen goods, men's furnishings, groceries, toys! S
trunks, bags. JJ
Buying Today fleans a Great
Saving on All Lines of Goods.
to the 82 new members to become work
ers, J. C. Werschkul, In behalf of the
trustees, spoke words of welcome. H.
Shogren spoke for the deacons, W. B. Hall
for the Sunday school, Wallace Bulrgy for
the B. Y. P. U., and Mrs. Williamson for
the Ladles" Aid Society. The programme
closed with a song. Dr. Ray Palmer,
pastor, was present, and aided In the re
ception. There was a good feeling mani
fested over the prosperous condition of
the church In less than four months the
auditorium will be furnished and occupied.
East Side Xoteft.
Melville Brown, aged about 60 years,
died at the poor farm yesterday, and the
remains will be burled today In Lone Fir
J. E. Glllls, a well-known contractor
living on the East Side, will leave for
Gaston, Tillamook County, the 15th of the
month to engage In the dairy business.
A large creamery Is to bo started at Gas
ton, and Mr. Glllls will try the dalry
buslness for a time.
W. H. Easter, formerly of the East
Side, writes bis cousin, J. B. Easter, from
Honolulu under date of January 15. He
went with the transport Thyra, In the
empl6y of the Government, and nill prob
ably remain in Manila.
A new schoolhouse, 26x36 feet, will be
erected In school district No. 107, and the
Directors, Fred Wagner, Stlttman An
drews and Charles Andrews, will receive
bids up to February" 15. The building Is to
be completed July 15. It will be built one
mile southeast of Cottrell postofflce.
An Insane man has been seen in the
vicinity of Woodstock for the past few
days, but he has eluded capture so far.
His presence in the neighborhood has
caused much alarm among families, al
though he seems perfectly harmless. The
people there are hoping he will be cap
tured. The wide-awake Epworth League of
Centenary .Methodist Church went in a
body out to the . Woodstock Methodist
Church last night to' help organize an
Epworth League there. After the organ
ization had been completed refreshments
were served and a delightful social time
The funeral of Thomas W. Burton, of
Woodstock, who died from the effects of
Injuries received by a fall, took place yes
terday. The' services were attended by
members of Amerlcus Lodge, No. 1, K.
of P.. and also of Prosperity Camp, No.
S96. Woodmen of the World, of which
lodges he was a member. Interment was
in Lone Fir cemetery.
The tiehaulers have ceased hauling ties
to Fairvlew from the saw mlll3 In. the
vicinity of Pleasant Home, as the distance
is too great. Fourteen of the mill men
called on the Commissioners and asked
that a portion of the Troutdale road be
planked, and it Is understood that thl.
will be done. About a mile and a half of
the road will be planked.
STEVE BRODES, SPORT.
Orrned n Saloon "Where Prizefight
ers' Relics Were Displayed.
Many theatrical and sporting people In
Portland who have seen Steve Brodle
on the stage were sorry to learn yej.er
day of Brodle's death at San AntDnio,
.Tex. A Washington-street saloon-keeper
sate: 1 was miroaucea to sieve niiout
ithro years ago at Spokane, when, he af,d
Dr. Carver appeared at an outdoir snow.
A htrse, I remember, Jumped from a tres
tle luti a watertank, 70 feet nelow, and
maybe a little more. Steve jumped tco.
Shor'.lv afterward he was passing through
Portland, and I, again met him. on that oc
casion, lr. a Tlilrd-street theater.
"Friends of mine who live In No v York
Cisll me that Steve was best knowa there,
not as the man who jumped from Brook
lyn bridge, but as the man who kept
Steve Brodle's famous saloon on Broad-
& FRANK COMPANY
W. G. SMITH & CO.
ENGRAVERS AND PLATE PRINTERS
22-23 Washington Bldg. COR. FOURTH AND WASHINGTON STS.
FINE FUR GARMENTS
G. P. RUMIV1ELSN & SONS
MANUFACTURING FURRIERS 126 Second St.. near Washington
Alaska Sealskins Our Specialty.
t!iRp8.SnWioU?f l? Et0,n Jackets, with bishop or bell sleeves and shawl collar, in broad
;;;, vn ta?b,a,nd Folre Astrakhan trlmm-d with sable, chinchilla, ermine, mink and
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Our clearance eale will soon over, and while your want3 may be very well
supplied, It will not come amiss to store away some of the many money-savers
that you ill And in our store. Never mind if it be 1 cent or $1, we appreciate
your patronage just the same. If you cannot come yourself, send a child. It will
receive the same attention, and we are pleased to serve it. For today only will sell
75c grade of Fancy Laundered Shirts for 49c
$1.25 Underskirts, heavy sateen, for 69c
way. near Mott street. It was one of ihe
sights, of New 'York, and was jl dlnty
place to look at outside, but insine Steve
ha J famous fighters' gloves and snher,
He had an array of relics worn In the
fights of J. L. Sullivan, Kllraln, Fitzsim
mons and others.
"Steve became known on the stage when
he starred in Stephens' play, 'On the
Bowery,' and it was a big success, es
pecially in the South. Steve was not
cultured, but he was big-hearted and kind,
and an ideal Bowery man."
Fourth Presbyterian Church.
PORTLAJfD, Feb. 1. CTq the Editor)
Exception is taken to a local which ap
peared in today's paper concerning the
meeting held In the Fourth Presbyterian
Church last evening. The statement "that
a pastor was not chosen" Is incorrect. The
Rev. if. D. McClelland was unanimously
elected. The meeting adjourned until
Thursday, February 14, In order that the
congregation may consider and determine
the pastor's salary.
Another error: "The church has hereto
fore paid 51200 to $1500 a year." At the
meeting last evening It was clearly shown
that It had been ja. difficult matter to
raise J1200; hence 'time was granted to
make a thorough canvass of the parish.
Courtesy to our present pastor demands
this explanation. It is the intention to en
deavor to plan well for pastor and people,
but we do not propose to give a call with
a salary beyond our income. The church
has a duty to perform; no doubt it will
be faithfully and pleasantly discharged.
It I TrneV Nevertheless.
SALEM, Jan. 31. (To the Edltor.)-One
of the Salem papers objects to a recent
reference of the Oregonlan to the condi- (
tlon of property and taxation in the state. J
Nevertheless, what was said by The Ore
gonlan Is undeniably true. Xhere is not
a little Improved property In Salem, and
I doubt not in other towns, the Income
from which scarcely pays taxes, insur
ance and repairs upon the same. Two
principal Salem residences are offered the
HA SO 977 9n WACHlWr.TAM
Under the Imperial Hotel
Legislature for less than half the cost of
the buildings. And the grounds upon
which they stand ought to be worth half
as much as the buildings. I am told of a
good farm in the county which has re
turned about $400 per year to the owner,
and he has paid about $240 per year taxes
upon the same. The tax gatherer ha3 col
lected $240 and the owner $160, out of which
he has had to pay insurance upon build
ings, repair of fences, etc. Really, is the
nominal owner of the farm much mora
than agent for the paying of taxes?
, "" MARION COUNTY.
Hisiop's Pure Spices
On guard for such specious terms on
your spice tins as "strictly pure," "guar
anteed pure," "absolutely pure." Such
terms are most commonly a He. Educate
your grocer to give you the best in spices.
Hisiop's are the highest standard of ex
cellence. Buy them ana be your own
Drink Triumph roast coffees, acknowl
edged by critical judges to be the richest
and most delicate ever placed on ths
Phone, Col. 97. Ore. Ncfrth 1291. 63