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LATE CITY NEWS FOUND
B, the Reporters on Their Round or
; the Town.
Danger Ahead State Items
Tke Detktt Clues.
This Is the. last day for serving
papers for the regular October terra
of circuit court and the docket will
be arranged at once.
Notice of QurtW.
Kuneriutendent G. S. Downing, of
the penitentiary gives notice that
until further notice the Oregon State
Penitentiary will be quarantined
At tU! Chtsnut.
At the hour of going to press
habeas corpus proceedings in the
Osborne case were being heard be
fore the Justice. Osborne wants
the children and Mrs. Osborne
wants him to keep the peace. What
the result will be cannot be stated.
The True Interpretation.
A Polk county man tells the Cap
ital JouiiN'Aii he had rather live
here five years than anywhere east
of the mountains ten years, 'llie pes
simist would say he had rather live
here ten years than five there. He
couldn't stand ten there. Albany
The Tx Levy.
The county commissioners met
this afternoon in nujourneu term
for the purpose of making the 18S8
tax levy, rue nee vamauou 01
property as returned by the assessor
is S5,SS9,278, which is about $uuu,uw
less tlinn that of last year, and the
levy as made is 12J mi'ls for county
It seems after all and as was ex
pected that excitement led to exag
geration in regard to the state of the
smallpox, or might better be said
absence of smallpox in the Kaiser
neighborhood. The exposure of
parties in that neighborhood was
very mild and what little there was
occurred on Wednesday of laatweek.
Let us hono nothinc more serious
than a scare will result.
No Danger Feared.
The physicians of this city who
have had In charge the one case of
varioloid tell us if this bo the only
case there need be nprehended no
trouble. The young man, Mulligan
who developed the symptoms is now
doing nicely and will bo up and
round in a very few days.
He will continue to be quarantin
ed until all danger is over. In case
of a smallpx epidemic people are
usually morescared than hurt. Still
it is always better to use great care.
Wints to Come Here Too.
Eugene Palmer writing to the
Journal from Superior, Kansas,
eays he is determined to come to the
coast aud settle somewhere and has
his eye on Salem. He finds great
troublo in disposing of his Kansas
farm, stock, implements, etc., but as
oon as he can get rid of them will
l among us. He says : "If I have
to sacrifice everything by selling
here I am bound to sell and go West.
The Pacific coast I think is the place
for nie, and I am going even if I
have to leave mv nronertv unsold."
This vallev. we can assure
raltner. is waltlnc for thrifty
, aud the moro the merrier,
htiag a Dnal Life.
Last night Rev. Robert Nouree
D(l "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
we their lecture on the subject of
e latter two gentlemen to an
ienrapt audience at the opera house.
foe former centleman In his
fielineationsofthe two is a success
A very conclusively demonstrated
aat the people of to-day were en
gaged in leading a dual life. His
lustrations were clear, decisive:
umor and nathoa comincled and
fought out the bettor noiuts ner-
w-tly. This famous oratordellghted
f-aiem auaiences ann snouiu ne
'" return we bespeak for him the
ui nouses ne noniy ueserves.
MMrrat of a Stlrn Vfenas.
In Justice Tuttle's court yester-
', J. R. Riley, the bill poster,
rged with adultery with Minnie
with, the wife of a Salem harbor,
'" examined and held In the sum
f fcTirt to appear before the grand
There was a warrant out for the
7t of the woman, but Constable
untuons was uuable to find her.
ort time after Riley's return to
eounty Jail yesterday, Mrs.
'"h and another man called to
K him Til fnrrnnr npknnwledeed
"i'Utitv to -TuMim- nnuchertv.
1,0 prrnpUy locked her up. She
" appear before Jiwtkw Tuttle to
' Portland News, 26th. ,
The Minto stables lost a fine horse
by over driving a day or po ago.
Surveyors have been at work on
the proposed sower on Marlon street.
Much painting, repairing and
general cleaning up Is going on over
Forest fires of more or less volume
have been raging in the North
Santlam country this week.
Those who have not already been
successfully vaccinated had better
have the dose administered as soon
The hop house of Dr. Davis near
Harrisburg was destroyed by tire
yesterday morning, together with
about 20,000 pounds of hops,
To-night at Armory hall will occur
the regular quarterly inspection of
company B, 2d regiment, O. N. Q.
and the Second Regiment band.
The celebrated Boston Quintette
Club expect to be In Salem this
season and give one of their grand
concerts. Dates are not veturrauged.
James Legard and George Miller,
sentenced to two years each in the
penitentiary for larceny, were
brought in last night from Baker
George F. Craw after eight years
service has resigned the agency of
the Wells, Fargo Expres at Eugene.
Hiram Bennett has been appointed
in his stead.
The Lane county fair which has
been in session at Eugene this week
is pronounced a glittering success
by those who have attended. The
displays was llrst-class and the at
tendance as good as could have
If you know of an item of news,
convey it to us in some way knock
down the "local" with it and don't
vwlt until it gels into the Alaska
Refrigerator or Texas Windmill,
either. Wo are bound to have the
news, but crave Youit assistance.
The Woman's Home Missionary
Society of the M. E. church of
Salem will hold their regular
monthly meeting in the p.istors
study to-morrow, Saturday, at 2:30
o'clock. A full attendance Is de
sired. By order of the president.
Crook county lias 68,434 acres' of
laud with a total taxable property
of $1,455,165, and 307 polls; Grant
county 108,090 acres with taxable
property of ?2,132,3S0 and 650 polls ;
Tillamook county 50,727 acres with
taxable property of $327,815 and 418
The friends of the Oregon Pacific
are 'much pleased at the pros
pect of two new steamers on the
line between Yaquina bay and San
Fr-Miclsco. These two will be iron
steamers the Valencia and the
Caracas built by Cramp and &
Sons, Philadelphia, und lately pur
J. A. Splro of La Crosse, Wis., is
taking in the sights of Salem.
Miss Grace Peebles has gono to
Meliama where she will stop tem
porarily. Our Prohl State Organizer, J. W.
Webb, is now in the city, and busi
ness will piobably keep him here for
two or three weeks. Portland Ex
press. Misses Emma and Lizzie Stine of
Walla Walla are the guests of Mrs.
Loctley. They will soon go to
California where they will visit
The gospel meetings at Marlon
square continue wiih increasing In
terest. Largo crowds are in night
ly attendance, and much good work
promises to result.
A Rlea Strike.
Benton county is working up a
little mining excitement of Its own,
that promises to develop into a con
flagration. To-day Conductor Ken
nedy and Dr. Davis, of Yaquina
City, showed a Democrat man the
finest specimen of ore yet scon here.
It was taken from George Waggon
er's quarry at the foot of Mary's
Peak, and Is full of IkmwIh of gold.
Dr. Davis showed us an assay made
bySelby Smelting Company, of San
Francisco, on some rook Hint them.
The record was $7S4.07 in gold, $1.28
In silver and no lead, a remarkably
larire assav for rook not Mileoted for
the purpose. A ton of the rook
is being gotten out and will be ship
ped to a smelter. The owners of
the elaim, now in the lianda of a
twk company, are confident It Is
tl richest thing out and that then?
are rich dejKit in the vlolnlty.
Tii Waggoner quarry i a00"
twenty mile from Corvallte at the
very foot of Mary's Peak, being
more aetwwiW than moat milling
region A ruh for the region is
MARION COUNTY DESCRIBED.
What "The New Empire" Has to Say
of Marion's Resources.
The appended matter appears In
the new book issued by the Oregon
Immigration Board, which is being
so largely circulated In the cast:
"Marion;couuty covers an area of
about 500 or 600 square miles. The
site of the first settlements in Ore
gon (excepting Astoria) is within
Its limits and it is more closely pop
ulated than any other county in Or
egon. It is in the Very heart of the
WlllHiuettevnlloy and contalnscom
parotlvely little obstructed and
waste land. It i truly a beautiful
country, bountifully watered and
wooded, varied in form, all'ording
everywhere not only practical ad
vantages but beautiful prospects.
Its mountainous district is but a
small corner fnr to the east. A ride
through Marlon county in any di
rection carries one past a succession
of finely cultivated farms. Patches
of timber are sufficiently numerous
to give variety to the country, but
not so extensive as to limit its
adaptability to general farming.
There is no vacant land to speak of,
but, as elsewhere in western Oregon,
fanmng'laud cau be bought at a
reasonable price. Figuns rangmdl
the way from 4 to W0 per acre,
varying with character of sop, slti -ation
aud character of soil, situation
and value of improvements. Prob
ably not half the. dozens of farms in
the county would command a high
er figure. Good farms convenient
to market may be had from 12 to $15
The soil of Marion count j is very
much the same as that of tho other
counties of tho Willamette valley.
That of the pruirlo lands is a dark
rich loam and exceedingly fertile.
That of the hills is of a reddish color
aud is of tho best land for cereals in
It is connected with Portland by
two railroads and tho Willamette
river, which bounds it on the west
and is navigable at all seasons of the
year to south of its southern bound
ary. The railroads run north and south
through tho county and afibrd am
ple transportlon facilltlesto all parts
except some of the more remote sec
tions on tho east side.
Marion county has numerous small
towns, varying in population from
100 to 600, and one important city,
Salem, the seat of the Mute govern
ment. Salem has a population of
about 6,000, and is a very attractive
place. Besides the capitol and the
several state institutions, it lias a
college under the general control of
tho Methodist church. A freebrldgo
costing $60,000 spans tho Willamette
river at Salem, and connects it with
Polk county. There are two largo
flouring mills, an oil mill, a chair
factory, and other Industrial enter
prises. A lino water power is cm
ployed to supply power, nnd Its
capacity could be wonderfully de
veloped at small cost.
After remaining lit a doad-and-alivo
condition for many years, Sa
lem has recently developed an en
terprising spirit. The bridge above
referred to was built by voluntary
taxation as a scheme of local devel
opment, aud n revived public spirit
is soon in new business buildings
and dwolllngsnnd a more active look
in the streets. An establishment
for the evaporation of fruit on a
large scale has been built at Salem
during tho past year, by the enter
prise of a newcomer. It Is largely
an experiment, aud so far It hus
proved entirely successful. This en
terprise will greatly stimulate the
production of fruit, for which Ma
rion county, In common with the
rest of tho Willamette valley, is
Tke Meretirjr fellows,
Robenfleld aud Jloeonllml, editor
a.. manager of the Sunday Mer
oury, an alleged newspaper publish
ed at Portland, were arraigned le
fore the recorder yesterday after
noon on a woond ohargo of criminal
111 r 1 I ? rim a . I '
libel, proforrod byDr. OHUirt of th hi
. ' '
They waived examination and
were bound ovor to await the notion
of the grand jury.
0rgi Ciij'i rrJckt.
School clotted Monday noon on ac
count of the dlptherui genre. The
school board did not consider tlmt
to continue the iwhool would aggra
vate the ilangtr, but m over 100 pu
plW remained away in the morning
by reaton ef their fears of the dU
etute, it wan thought beat to eke up
until next Monday morning.
GENERAL MISCELLANEOUS NEWS.
Of General Interest-Coneernlnj
Son and the West.
In Lane, Douglas and Coos
counties there are sixteen Baptist
churches and a membership of 466.
There are twenty-six steamors in
tho Astoria or Oregon district and
have a total passenger capacity
Corvallis is to have a new Con
gregational church to cost several
thousand dollars. Work will begin
Tho Astoria & South Coast Rail
way Co., has levied an assessment
of 25 per cent, on the subscribed
stock, payable by October Slh.
In many of the young and
rapidly-growing towns and cities of
Oregon builders are reported as hav
ing more work on hand than they
can attend to.
The Union Pacific Railway Com
pany has two exploring parties in
the Held seeking the most practi
cable route for a line from Ontario
to San Francisco.
Wurner lake In southeastern Ore
gon it said to lo almost dried ui,
and if is supposed to be on account
of but little snow having fallen In
country for several years.
The increase in number and the
prosperity of newspapers In tho
Pacific, Northwest Is another strong
evidence of the rapid growth of tho
counfy in population and business.
The import of tin plate to this
coast for the season of 1SS7-1SSS was,
approximately, 850,000 cases con
taining 108 pounds of tin plafe; 300,
000 cases of this was consumed by
canners of fruit and salmon.
The statement Is made that the
Nevada narrow gaugo lino running
from Reno north, known as the
Nevada & California, has been
changed to Nevada, California fc
Oregon, and tho Columbia river is
announced as the road's destination.
Tt is said that tho population of
Oregon will not now fall short of
800,000. Tho time is not very
distant when another decado will
have elapsed since tho last census
was taken, and then wo shall know
whether wo are as big as wo feel.
A lady from Nebraska, who has
passed the summer on this coast and
spent a good portion of it in Cali
fornia, recently visited an Oregon
fruit-farm and pronounced the show
of fruit as being far ahead, in every
respect, of what she had seen else
where. For the first six months of this
year tho Oregon fc California rail
road was operated at a loss of $231,
000. Although on the road to pros
perity, this line has not yet reached
that stage in Its career when Its net
income is large enough to pay in
terest aud fixed charges.
A prize fight to take place at
Antelope on Thanksgiving day pro
mises to draw a largo crowd, 'ilie
combatants will bo Kenneth Mc
Donald aud Jim McCrimmou, from
tho Emerald Isle. They will fight
in a 24-foot ring for a prlzo of $500,
to be paid by the debated pary.
H. P McGuIre, editor of the Port
laud Kiftlugs, arrested on a warrant
sworn out by C. F. Casey of Albany,
for publishing libelous IteniH
furnished by their Albany corres
pondent, is hold In file sum of $500
to await tho action of the Linn
county grand Jury which convenes
Thomas II. ITaudbury, engineer
In charge of the Cascade locks of
the Columbia river, says that the
work of expending tho $300,000 Just
appropriated will begin at once, but
It will only be a drop In the bucket.
Tho total estimate for this work
complete is $8,000,000; there hus
been already exionded since 1870
with the amount of the current ap
propriation the sum of $1,112,500.
Many Yenrn Vet.
Thure ure still on the potiHion roll
of the country 600 who wirvoil in the
war of 1812. The wur otidexl buvun-ty-threo
yearn ngo. There were, m
nriUI CUUIU IK k'Ul HI, MIII1D UU.WU
. , . '.
mon who wore recognized iu having
had a pensionable part in tlmt war.
Iffwrvicelu the lute wur turija out
uh oouduuivu of longevity iw tlmt
In the war of 1812, anil tho rtaiue pro
portion of veteratm mirvlv&M for u
like period, we ahull have, even a
late m the year 10$9, about 10,000
ArelilpiiK out fruit by the ear
load, but their own store b always
attractive witli the bent varieties.
In fruit, 'egetablM, groceries and
pm lloni tbey are a!wayn in the
NEW STOCK OF CLOAKS
AND SEAL PLUSH WRAPS
Direct from the r4v.st, every Runncnt liuvlncUcen mmlc to order for i.
KINK NKW HTOCK OK
Dress Hoods anil Trimmings, Flannels, Blankets; New Sloek of Carpel
Rous, Tortiers, Shades anil Laec Curtains.
The public nre conUMly liwltnt to inspect our mammoth Mook.
.1. M. ROSENBERG & CO.,
Dried Peeled Peaches,
Oregon Petit Prunes.
Imported German Prunes,
M. IVI. MEAD,
Filing Saws a Specialty.
Hlmpontlio h1S-, oj)wltfl Mltito'u .lr
fry Htnble, HhIuiii, Or.
A good Iron fnuiio Horni Power, (food
for nil umw, from quo to mil eatmelty.
All for tin) low pi Ice or WO. Call uttliol'u.
clflc Cliler, Vlnognr A Knilt l'rrinirvliii;
Company' ntllfA, H.ilrm, Orrgon,
US. SKIKK A CO.,
onice iiwr t Ii e
liy the jMilnltfH pri -
Goods on the Installment
FOR SALE or RENT!
Vt'eH wtltml and pfenlr Of Umber. Two
aud twa poriu. uuia ureuaro.
m mm Mow htnil. ni
bead ufaaWe wllli lb phuo If waalcd.ilul
ItofMaeoutifH tnrua IC Wlllilu flv fuIIm
ua tue u. ai:.n,K. a baraaia tvr
Ewutfe at Office nf Caoital iournil.
Will continue Her School for the en
suing year at the LITTLE CENTRAL
SCHOOL BUILDING, tor. Church and
Maiion Sts.. beginning
ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL
13 oys a n cl Girls.
open on tlw Mm
of Scplciiilicr. Tliorouxli Itixtimv
lion in mo punmry iiuil
til v. nccil
LATIN AND KLBMKMS OK MUSIC
TKIt.M.s ami further Inloi million iiiiij l
bail on application to
HKV. K. II. POST,
Cor. Chcmnlu'ta anil HIiiIhWIh,
CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC!
.Mont Nuccnuifiil m'liool of mi'mtu on tlc
north mo t count. Alxmt
150 STUDENTS LAST YKAIL
IMuno, Oman Hlnulnu, Vlollit.
llnrniuny. unu Ccmniur-
DIplomiiH on completion ol rourxr.
Tenclinr: Z. M. l'arvln, I'rnnklu It.
Joned, KviiCui. Awontunt. I.iiln M.Hlnllrt.
Hint! Irm IichIiik Momliiy, Kt-pttunlwr
3d, IJ$a. Hunil for I'ulaloKtiK. I'or lurtlnf
Z. M. PAKVIN,
Mimical Director, Halein, Or.
Normal, HiisincHS, Law,
Itl llie oldml, larnMt and lat xpM
alve Inotllutlon of lAarnlriK In llie iurtl-
Holioil 0n fl rut Monday In BeptumlKjti
Henil for wituloguo to
TIIOH. VAN HCOV,
17; Halrm, Orrgun.
HUGHES, BELLINGER & CO.,
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
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