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Hie Capital Jouriial, Salem, Oregon
General interest to People of Willamette Valley
Newspaper of 1868
Reveals Early Days
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Bellef seems in sight for the ,u
" ,..nn,Pd to a mile hike in
'lr t reach the street car that
order to rea for
t0 tB .k. frnllibus which pro-
extension of the na-Sstcarfacimes
.Htagfthfs new mode of travel is
tneral use in at least one large
I fact Richmond, Virginia.
JW a number of trollibusses
ta .. fnr some time and.
to ZT; .o the Firestone Ship-
bureau, the new vehicle
,i a much less expensive method
transportation than a street car
"appearance the new busses'
w somewhat similar to the one
L street cars used in the smaller
Hies They are operated on the
re-payment plan, with niectfanic
Jjdoor control. Other working lea
ses are the dead man's handle,
emergency rear door and powerful
railway motor. Except that the
car gains its power from overhead
trolley lines, it is operated in all
respects like a big motor bus. It
may be guided in and out of the
traffic and brougtit to a stop at
the curb. '
The trollibusses now In use will
at thirty and take fifteen stand
ees, says the Firestone bulletin the
seats being roomy and comfortable
and upholstered. No advertising Is
tarried within or without the car
and it has the overhead ventila
tion system. The exit steps are
within the doors.
Wheels are of the cushion type
aid although it has not as yet
Men aennueiy ueuiueu wueiuvi
cushion tires will be the perman
ent equipment, present indications
point to the fact that they will be.
According to Firestone motor bus
tire experts the cushion tire is pe
culiarly adaptable to the new cars
on account of their combined ad
ratages of cushioning, traction,
protection against skid or spin an 1
ibll!t7 to carrv heavv loads with-
State Is Claim
San Francisco. Aug. 6. Despite
the fact that prohibition was sup
posed to put an end to the chief
use of hops, California hop ranch
is, which have the highest yield
of any in the world, last year pro
duced about 21.000,000 pounds of
mis, which sold for approximate
This was revealed in a state
meat here by E. Clemens Horst,
nop ana barley expert, who has
" studying the industry.
'California is the e-rpatest hnn
Producing state of the Union in
Point of tonnage and the greatest
in the world in average harvest
W acre and modern methods of
Mure," said Horst.
An old cedar chest, built at least
as long ago as 1868, by John F.
Walker, pioneer of the Cottage
Grove country, served to preserve
Interesting incidents of life in Ore
gon and the nation by means of a
copy of The American Unionist,
(Salem, Oregon), which was pas
ted to the inside of the cover says
the Cottage Grove correspondent
of the Portland Oregonian.
The Cottage Grove Bohemia
Mining district is referred to as
having produced a large silver
brick out of ore running high in
metal. Grant & Colfax carried an
advertisement offering to tan the
hides of members of the democrat
ic party, General Robert E. Lee be
ing given as a reference as to qual
ity of work.
Familiar Oregon names are
those of Mitchell, Dolph and Smith
Salem attorneys; B. Herman, Oak
land attorney; J. C. Powell, Al
bany attorney; R. Williams, Salem
attorney; Robert Booth and J. W.
Kuykendall, who were attending
the Oregon Methodist conference,
and Honorable J. W. Nesmith.
Woman Collects Beer Debt.
A woman running a bar had
just collected a lager beer debt
and one advertisement elaborated
upon the quality of whiskys,
wines, ets., sold by the advertiser.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan
were referred to as a bunch of vtl
lians and cuthroats, a bill had
been introduced in the Georgia
legislature exempting one-legged
and one-armed men from taxation,
It was stated that the act of con
gress granting eight hours to rail
way employes did not mean ten
hours' pay for the eight hours.
Farragut had just arrived at Con
stantinople and Indians were caus
ing considerable trouble
No editors or publishers of the
paper were given, but J. W. Petit
Huntington, assignee, states that
William Morgan has no authority
to collect any account, indicating
that newspapers GO years ago did
not find the ways very thoroughly
greased. It is stated that "remit
tances may be made by mail at risk
of publisher if made in presence of
postmaster." Evidently checks
and money orders were not In com
Press Tro"v, Ttelavs Paper.
An item, states that the paper
has been delayed in publication
because of press trouble, probably
accounting for the fact that on one
side a circus about to arrive Is
highly praised, while another page
Tn Uana , en
'unction City, Or., Aug. 6. The
"inkln Show," which has been
ccontiniipH mi- in
. . 19i win ue
"Wi this year under the auspices
-u junctirm City Community
uciuCiiiDer zz, 23, 24.
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;tlcJ. by universal consent, is
? t-Ad medium of the com
y. In Salem it's The Capital
185 S, Commercial St
want your money's
in a used car, be sure
we us at
las S. Commercial St.
states that the same circus was
punk and rotten.
Medford, Or., Aug. "5.- Pear
picking, packing- and shipping
have begun in the Rogue river val
ley. Packed by the'Bear Creek or
chard and consigned to the Stew
art FruU company, the first car of
Birtletts rolled from the Rogue
river valley Friday. Today Bear
Creek will ship its second cir and
the Oregon Growers' association
will send its first, all to the Stew
P. A. Sherer's "Roitue Farm"
delivered the first load of pears
A. V. Carlson, Randolph Manning
and Alfred Bowman also picked
today fo'.- the associa' ion.
Picking generally will com
menoe Monday and Tuesday atfd
the association lo-.al main packing
plant will put into use t li re; ma
chine graders and a Jrew at 40
The association will commence
packing pears at Merlin, in Jose
phine county. At ;r.ints Pass the
grwers' plant will e put in oper
ation early next week. The asso
ciatlon ,)lans to start picking and
packing at the Phoenix plant on
Thursday or Friday of next week.
At Eagle Point packing will com
mence about August 15. The as
sociation will pack app'cs at Gold
Hill and Talent.
The importance of Oregon's
broccoli industry Is making itself
felt and government officials are
making plans to investigate the
best methods of shipping. There
has been some trouble with the
broccoli jackets yellowing before
they reach the market when they
have to be shipped long distances.
George K. Link of the bureau
of plant Industry and C. W. Mann
of the bureau of markets have
conferred with the management
of the Oregon Growers' Coopera
tive association regarding Investi
gation of present methods of ship
ment and It is probable that the
government will' cooperate with
the association In this winter's
shipments to determine methods
which will eliminate the present
The broccoli would be careful
ly Inspected before and after ship
ment, according to plans, and It Is
probable that men will accom
nanv the cars Koine east to learn
the exact condition of the vege
table along the way.
With the Increasing importance
of the broccoli industry in Ore
gon, assistance of this nature
from the department of agricul
ture will be greatly appreciated
by the broccoli growers of the
Last season the Oregon Growers
shipped 60 cars of broccoli from
different points in Oregon.
. tween Halsey and Shedd is beini;
I badly cut up by heavy traffic.
Resume Operation Bandits Make
Portland, Or., Aug. 5. Many
lumber mills in the northwest,
which closed as a result of con
gestion of the yards, owing to
the inability to sbip lumber dur
ing the seamen's strike are now
contemplating resuming opera
tions, according to Chester J. Ho-
gue, acting secretary of the West
Coast Lumbermen's association.
Mr. Hogue said the resumption of
shipments since the close of the
strike Is relieving congestion in
. He declared the situation In the
lumber industry In the northwest
to improving rapidly and that the
mills of this section will be kept
fairly busy filling orders for
coastal and inter-coastal business
for the next few months.
Peoria Detour Good.
Harrisburg, Or., Aug. 6. Tour
ists report that the Peoria detour
along the highway is in good
share though being freshly gravel
ed and that the new grade be-
Two Big Hauls
Hackensack, N. J., Aug. 6. The
county prosecutors office was
notified today that six armed
bandits had held up the paymaster
of the Barrett Manufacturing
company at Shadyside about elev
en o'clock and escaped with a pay
roll of from $15,000 to $25,000.
The paymaster, accompanied by
an armed guard of five men, was
traveling in an automobile when
the holdup occurred.
Greenville, 111., Aug. 6. Two
bandits who boarded a Baltimore
and Ohio passenger train at
Beecher City at 9:30 o'clock last
night, held up the express mes
senger and escaped at Altamont,
five miles south of Beecher City,
with all the sealed express pack-'
ages. It Is believed the packages
contained approximately $50,000.
Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 6.
A wage reduction of 19 percent
ten percent of which is effective
immediately and nine percent in
January was accepted today by
the National Brotherhood of Pot
tery Operatives at a conference
with the United States Potters'
Third Rail Fatal
To Fleeing Girl
New York, Aug. 6. A moment
after being dragged from the path
of a subway express train as she
fled from a taxicab ohauffeur,
Miss Katherine Hogan, 24, was
electrocuted by the third rail In
Brooklyn today. The chauffeur
was arrested on a homicide charge.
Miss Hogan and two girl com
panions said the chauffeur had
offered to carry them from Man
hattan tree and then attempted
to collect $2.70 and the girls ran
down the subway stairs. Miss
Hogan and one of the others
leaped on the tracks but were
pursued by subway employes and
dragged to safety between two
pillars as an express sped past.
As the attempted to climb back
upon the platform Miss Hogan
fell on the deadly third rati.
The Columbia river is steadily
deepening its mouth on account of
the Jetties built by the govern
Three hundred and ninety
homestead have" been filed in Alaska.
Reuter, Thompson & Coberth of
The Dalles, Friday, filed with the
state corporation department ar
ticles of incorporations. The cor
poration is capitalized at $50,000
with the following incorporators'
J. A. Reuter, Fred Thompson and
Articles were also filed Friday
by The National Umbrella Xanu
facturln,? company of Portland,
capitalized at $25,000. The incor
porators are M. F. Costa, John
Grea and S. J. Bischoff.
Resolutions of dissolution have
been filed by the Falrvlew Farm
company of Portland, Joslyu, Gris-
wold. Biles company of Portland
and the Peoples Produce company
Go To Portland
For Cycle Races
Reuel J. Smith and Hiram T.
smith left today for Portland
where they will enter the sidecar
events at the two days' racing pro
gram staged by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars at the Rose Ulty
Speedway Saturday and Sunday.
Relnh Henburn. who won the 300-
jnlle Dodge City race on July 4
will be present for the races.
A number of motorcyclists are
coming through from Eugene and
other southern points on their way
to Portland. Among the Kugene
men is Bill Davis, western coast
champion sidecar rider, who re
cently wn a title on the Eugene
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