The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 28, 1931, Page 41, Image 41

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    Oregon City, Ore.. March 28. 185f -Salem. Ore.. March 28, 1931
Pace Seven
Lower Rates From Utilities
Cry of Mayor Ramsey
In Early 'go's
William M. Ramsey was mayor
of Salem in the late '80's and in his
message to the council in January,
1883, he complained of the exces
sive rates for electric lights which
had recently been furnished for
Salem. ! In the same message he
urged higher license fees for sa
loons, remarking:
"Few persons, if any, class in
toxicating liquors among the nec
essaries of life.
But this was what he. wrote
about the lighting rates: . '
"During the past year the city
has been lighted with electricity.
In December, 1886, the common
council made a contract with Mr.
Thomas Holman to light the city
during the year 1887 at the sum of
$ 10.50 per light per . month. The
city now has twenty of these lights
, distributed over the city. At the
rates paid during the past year
these lights will cost $210 per
i month or $2520 per annum. This
is. quite a burden on the city. . . It
seems to me that Mr. Holman can
afford to furnish them at much
cheaper rates than the price here
tofore paid. His contract with the
city has expired, and I recommend
that the city endeavor to obtain
cheaper rates, and if , Mr.' Holman
will not materially reduce his
charges, that bids from other com
panies be invited."
"Rev. W. C. Hawle'y, A.B., LL.B.,
'89, principal of Drain academy,
has been preaching as well ' as
teaching successfully recently.
Willis "was a bard worker and
fine student while in school."
WillAmette university notes, in
Statifnan, Apr. 12, 1890.
"Coming Home Hon. T. McF.
Patton, U: S. consul to Japan, will
sail for home on the 29th inst.
whether his successor arrives to re
lieve him by that time or not. His
Ettablhhed 1898
F. W. Steusloff
W. H. Steusloff
First location
286 North Commercial
Since 1901, corner Court
and Liberty streets
Conspicuous! . t :
By Carl G. Do'ney
President, Willamette
University 4
FOR myself and for
; Willamette univer
sity, I tender congrat
ulations and all good
wishes- to The Oregon
Statesman as the octo
genarian celebrates its
conspicuous b i i t hday.
That which Oregon was
and is The Statesman
also was and is. This
great periodical has
been an active partici
pant in the causes and
events which have made
the state. It has always
flung out a banner and
called men to come up
to it. The service it has
rendered and is render
ing is constructive, sig
nificant and vital."
wife's health has been poorly of
late, hence his huiry to return
home.' Statesman, Dec 27, 1885.
"A New Paper The initial num
ber of the Independent, a paper
Just started at Woodburn in this
county, by L. H. McMahan, has
been received at this office . . . .
The editor in his salutatory, states
that the paper will 'stand distinct
ly apart from all political parties'
hut he gives fair warning that he
will jump with both feet upon any
and all parties that da not toe the
scratchyStatesman, Dec. 4; 1888.
"The new territory, 'bill passed
A letter from General Lane in
forms us that the bill to organize
the territory of 'Washington' north
of the Columbia passed the Senate
on the night of March second. It
had previously passed the House
and is now a law." Statesman for
April 16, 1853.
"Be it enacted .... that the
county seat of King county be and
the same is hereby located at Seat
tle on the land claim of David S.
Maynard." Law printed in State
man April 2, 1853.
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Established by F. E. Loose, manager and proprietor,
in 190G and located at 222 State Street, Salem, Ore.
This is a general transfer business with a
strategic location in the heart of Salem's
wholesale, manufacturing and shipping
district. The warehouse, of brick con
struction, has trackage on both the South
ern Pacific and Oregon Electric lines, and
has been a going concern in this city for
25 years.
The firm holds membership in the Nation
al Warehousemen's association, also in the
Oregon Warehousemen's association, of
which he is a director.
Mr. Loose has lived for 30 years in Salem,
being born on' a farm three miles west of
the city." He also is interested in the Reo
Sales and Service company. Fishing and
hunting" are. his hobbies.
The Capital City Transfer company are
also dealers .iri coal, briquettes, fuel oil and
wood. They have exclusive agency for
Aberdeen coal, mined in Utah.
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The Press Association ! of the
Encyclopaedia of American Bio
graphies in preparing a biography
of the D'ARCY family has the fol
lowing to say:
ist, born in Brooklyn, N. Y, March
4, 1854, son of Peter and Barbara
(CNeil) D'Arcy. Mr. D'Arcy's
family on both his father's and
mother's side was distinguished for
its ancient origin. The D'Arcy
family traces its ancestors back to
the early dukes of Normandy,
many of whom bore the name for
many centuries. William the Con
queror was a prominent member
of this line.
The family from Normandy in
termarried with the peerage fami
lies of England and Ireland and
became well known in those coun
tries. Lord Byron was a product
of the English branch. The O'Neils
numbered among its members,
kings of Ulster and princes of Ty
rone and Clanboy, and claimed as
an important member, the famous
Hugh O'Neil, who stood out alone
with united Ulster at his back, the
only prince of Ireland refusing sub
mission to Henry II. For centuries
the O'Neil princes maintained the
right to High-Kingship and were
given the title Roydanna, or heir
presumptive to the throne ; of Ire
land. Judge Peter Henry D'Arcy's
father was born in Gorey, j County
Wexford, Ireland, in 1815, and emi
grated to America in 1830. His
mother was born in Caherciveen,
Ireland,, in' 1835. She too emigrated
to America, and settled, in New
York City where she met Peter
D'Arcy and married him. In 1855
when their son was one year old,
they joined the early pioneer trail
and journey westward across the
continent, by way of the Isthmus
of Panama. After untold hardship
and firm endurance they reached
San Francisco where they remained
for two years, pushing their way
on further until they reached-Oregon.
They lived in Portland for
two years and six months, remov
ing, from there to Salem: where
they resided for the remainder of
their lives. Mr .D'Arcy" died April
13, 1895, and his wife December. 25,
1901. Judge D'Arcy. received his
early education in the public and
private schools of Salem and was
graduated from Willamette Uni
versity in 1876 with the degree of
B. A. He had In the meantime
been studying law in the office of
Judge J. A. Stratton of Salem, and
was admitted to the bar ; December
14, 1876. He has been actively en
gaged since that time in the prac
tice of his profession, and a history
of his life is necessarily a his
tory of Salem, since he has taken
so active an interest in its civic
and industrial advancement; From
1884 to 1886 he served as munici
pal court Judge, and from 1890 to
1892 he was mayor of Salem. He
,was clerk of the Supreme Court
of Oregon at one time and was
president of the Salem Chamber of
Commerce. He is known through
out the entire northwest for his
forceful oratory; his lectures and
speeches delivered by him are al
ways attended by capacity num
bers. As one of the earliest west
ern pioneers of America, Judge
D'Arcy ha3 been actively asso
ciated with various "organizations
commemorating the early records.
He is a life member ami -director
of the Oregon Historical Society,
a member of the Oregon Pioneer
Association (president 1910), and
president of the Pioneer Chara
poeg Memorial Asoociation. He
succeeded with others after fifteen
years' effort in obtaining the final
appropriation for the Pioneer Mem
orial building at Champoeg, Ma
rion county, Oregon, to commemo
rate the meeting of the. pioneers
who met there on May 2, 1843,
when it was decided that a Pro
visional Government should be or
ganized and Oregon become a part
of the United States of America.
Beside his professional and politi
cal activities, Judge D'Arcy has
from his earliest youth been con
nected in some capacity with news
paper publishing. At the age of
thirteen he was. employed in the
printing business and began by
running a roller over the old Wash
ington hand press, advancing
through the various positions of
the newspaper profession. -He
worked on both the Salem Daily
Record and the Statesman and haa
in the past contributed editorials
to both papers. From a printer's
devil and his ten years experience
in a printing office he, has been
selected as an honorary member of
the Salem Typographical" Union
No. 210, and of the Ben Franklin
Association of Oregon. Judge
D'Arcy's opinion is highly regarded
and he has been an important fac
tor in the upbuilding of his adopted
city and state.
Judge D'Arcy is proud to say
that his activities in the printing
office and the practice of law and
the success achieved by him and
speeches delivered are more honor
able than could be derived from a
long line of illustrious ancestors.