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THE VISITING FIREMEN.
Itesked Account of Doings in City and
HIGH TARIFF ARGUMENT.
. Protectionist Orator Gets Confused
with His Figures ami nuts His
Foot into It.
Tne fome of Hon. John F. Swift,
of California, lms been heralded n
mlnhtv in debate and an expert
SSSSo science, and when he
Sme 'to this city last evening o vin
othc wisdom of our protective
Scy, a large crowd gathered to
Tear him- Upwards of two dozen
leading republicans occupied the
Se as vice-presidents, and the
onera house was densely packed.
The same liberal dose of tariff talk
was dealt out by this speaker as by
bis numerous predecessors on the
Ms nuuress iubu.u. i"
Tlio Excursionists From Albany.
or jlurpny's bpeecli ot
hours; uu -."
f iculty of entertaining an audience
possessed by Col. Irish, and during
hb speech people left their seats in
croups of ten and a dozen.
He seemed to lack preparation.
He has no understanding of the
r trntio nnd he is so unfa
miliar with the details that ho
caunot group classes of facts to
gether without bringing them into
collision. In discussing the wool
tariff, lie declared that a re
moval of the tax on imported
WOol would so swamp our
country with this staple from Aus
tralia and South America, that the
heep industry in this country
would be ruined, and wool raising
among our farmers would become a
lost art. Shortly after he ranked
the United States among the great
est wool producers in the world, the
countries above named not exceed
ing us in yield. These statements
evidently fell on his ear as Inconsis
tent, for ho made tho candid avowal
that he was not an adept in figures,
and jf be erred to tho extent of a
hundred million, like Rip Van
Winkcl's last drink, so trilling a
discrepancy mustn't ' count. Ho
gave the value of tho wqol imports
during one year at $14,000,000 and of
woolen goods at $20,000,000 and then
figured up how many men this
would employ if the work had been
done ill this country. Hd did not
take into account that wo do not
raise wool enough to Supply thQ
home demand, that tho woof and
warp in our textile goods need to bo
smmliort from abroad, and further
that this $40,000,000 worth of wools
and woolens was paid for with our
own commodities, so there-was. really
no loss of gainful labor.
Ho told of the warlike armaments
of Franco, Germany and Russia,
each of these powers having a mil
lion men in arms, whose industry
is abstracted from tho reproductive
forces of the country. According to
Mr. Swift's calculation the support
of every male adult costs $125 a year,
which has to come out of his own
earnings'or the earnings of others.
When a factory closes through
exces-s of production or from other
causes, tho discharged employes are
not taken into other industries, but
they llrst eat up their savings, if
thevhave any, then they go in debt
10 au iiie tradesmen who win u
them, and their next resort is to
sponge on their kinsfolk. "When
this means of support gives out they
take to the road, and he figured out
there were as many tramps in this
country, costing the working mem
bers of society $125 a year each for
their support, as Franco or Germany
or Russia had soldiers on their army
Tho lecturer ' explained how this
came about. Tho facilities of pro
duction aro so greatly extcuded,
during tho present day, by the
adaptation of steam machinery to
every Industrial use, that our mills
ntnl x,mWlrKlinn ,linn In fill! aurinf
turn out double the amount of goods
mat our population can consume
To prevent over stocking,' then,
and a glut in tho market, our indus
trial facilities are but half employed,
and a largo share of our working
men have to resort to vagrancy to
This Is a damaging admission,
and we believe widely overstates the
ease, Tho hearer would naturally
say: "If this Is tho best showing
you can make of tho protective sys
tem, which closes our ports to tho
foreign merchant and shuts us out
from the commerce of the world,
why not try commercial intercourse
for awhile and sets if foreign nations
will not relieve us of some of our
It U a mistake on the part of the
republican committee to put rortll
Mr. Kwlftas nn exponent of flnan
'ial fcoieuoe. There are home sub-J-ts.
no doubt, he van intelligently
diseuw ; but his oquliimont for tho
tntr, or any branch of political
winiumv. Ih varv iueomnleto. Col.
lrih Koen arouud winning com-nw-iHlaUon
with ills easy flowing
lUt-nee, and Mr. Swift follows to
Wute ills alleged sophistry and
uud the effect. It feja bigger Usk
han he can perform. The journal
ist .HiUvelgUu bis disputant physl
"Uycad OTfttorteily, amUheoon
tt had better be ab&Hdeued or a
stronger man substituted.
Fresh strawberries at A. Strong &
tVbout ten o'clock, this morning,
the Second Infantry band moved
from its hall to the Oregon Pacific
steamer's wharf, at tho foot of State
street, where soon a crowd of fully
five hundred persons, including
men, women and children, gathered
to welcome the excursion of the lire
department of Albany.
Of course, everybody wns too
early, but the band made the time
pass pleasantly by rendering several
airs, during the timo intervening
between ten and the boat's arrival.
Several times, the boys would cry
out "here she comes," and the crowd
would immediately become alert,
and every one straining a neck to
get a first view of tho boat as she
should come around tho point of tho
island, but only to discover that the
boy had fooled them. Several face
tious persons were heard to make
remarks about the steamer, one that
she had got fast m the brush, au
ether that she had "struck a short
rail and run offthe track," while an
other who saw a dust rising from
the brush along the wagon road up
the river, said that he guessed that
must bo her coming down the road.
However, all thlntrs have an end.
and so had this hour of waiting; for
a short time before eleven, a snout
from some soon rose into a cheer as
the majestic steamer, Win. M. Hoag
appeared to view, across the point of
the island. Soon two long thin
lines of steam were seen to rise from
near the smoke jack,followed by two
long whistles, then the band which
was stationed just forward of the
pilot house on the hurricane deck
began playing, and the strains of
music came sweetly over the water
to where tho Salem people wero
waitinc to welcome their cuests.
There wero fully two hundred peo
ple on board the steamer, and after
landing, procession was formed, and
the firemen, escorted by the mem
bers of tho Salem department and
the Second Infantry band, marched
through the principal streets, then
back to "2's" engine house. Here a
larco crowd cathered, and Mayor J.
J. Murphy mounted to tho fop of
the H. & L. truck, from where he
welcomed, In a very pleasant man
ner, tho visitors.
The mayor said :
"Foremen and members of the Al
bany fire department : In this ago
of .corners, trusts and combinations
associated and formed for personal
gain nnd other selfish motives, it is
a great pleasure to see a body of
men unselfishly devoted to the pub
lic good, serving tho people, guard
liip and nreservinc the property and
saving the lives of the citizens with
out fee or hope of reward, other than
that which thoy gain in their vic
tory over tho elements, and that
which thoy regard of greater value
than gold tho esteem and plaudits
of the appreciative citizens.
"There is a custom among th5
ladies, when a strange woman comes
to tho city. They call on her and size
her up, see how she looks, notice
her style, get acquainted with her,
and learn her accomplishments.
After the first visit Is made, and tho
call is returned, there the matter
stops, and there will bo no moro as
sociation, unless from some causo,
they should want to cultivate each
other, and establish moro friendly
and closer relations. Tho stranger
is then admitted to tho "sot," If tho
caller is pleased with tho acquaint
"Now you gontlemen of Albany
have been here before, and sized uw
nn nnd as vou liavo cliosou the
capital as the place of your festivities
to-day, wo are led to believe you are
pleased with us, and desiro to culti
vate friendly relations with us."
Tho mayor then, to snow tne
Albnnyites that tho feoling was
mutual, called for "three cheers for
our visitors, tho Albany firemen aim
their friends," which Wflro given
with a will. The mayor thon con
cluded his speech, after paying some
nice tributes to firemen gonoraiiy.auu
volunteers in goueral, granting them
the freedom of our city.
Tho firemen wero then glvonan
oWaiit limnhoonat the rooms of the
V. T. U., and spout tho rest of
tho day in fccoiug the sights about
the beautiful capitul city. A part of
tho afternoon was spent in trying
Capital's ka trance uhk"'
Hot, hot weather dress goods at
E. L. L. Johnson's.
Call on "Winters & Thomas for the
best groceries in town.
Thirty bread tickets for one dol
lar at A. Strong & Co's.
Painless dental operations at Dr.
T. C. Smith's, 92 State street.
Fans, parasols, ladies' sumnior
underwear at E. L.L. Johnson's
The public examination at Mt.
Angel college will occur June 20
Secretary of State McBiido and
Ed. Giltner returned last night from
Cheapest. Tho cheapest placo in
Salem for dry goods is E. L. L.
C. D. McCoy, of Mehama, this
county, 1ms been granted an increase
Have your dresses made, ladles,
at Mrs. A. H. Pamir's. No fancy or
Mrs. A. J. Riley is about to com
plete one of the neatest cottages
ever erected in Salem.
Edwin Howard of Cornucopia and
E. C. Frost of Portland have been
commissioned notaries public.
Rev. Charles F. "Wood, of Forest
Grove, will preach ih tho Congrega
tional church to-morrow morning
The work of excavating for tho
new Catholic church to be erected
on Cottage nnd Chemcketa streets
has been begun.
A. W. Thompson, formerly of this
city, now of Albany, greeted many
friends here to-day. He came down
on tho excursion.
Hosiery, Ladies' and Misses' mus
lin underwear, laces, embroidery, il
luscon, niching, &c, at Bridges and
Bozorth's Bank Block.
Herbert L. Hatch, who fractured
hiskueo cap a few months since,
while working on the steamer W.
M. HoRUe, will resume ids' duties as
mate of that steamer to-mrorow.
Col. T. C. Smith has an applica
tion from a number of young men of
Sllverton, for the formation of a
company there. Col. Smith will
meet the boys next Saturday to
consider the matter.
The Vidctto resumes publication
to-dnv under the nianairement of
Col. J. B. Fithian and A. A. Miller.
They desiro it to bo knewn that all
accounts duo the office arc payable
to them only.
Corporal Tanner has written Act
ing Adjutant Ira Erb that ho will
be unable to visit Salem on Memorial
Day, lie having accepted an invi
tation to address tho G. A. R. at
Tho Dalles on that day.
Tho military company at tho "Wil
lamette University, and Cant. Willis
cadets at the the East Salem school,
had a joint drill at tho East school
last, evenlmr. They arc preparing to
turn out jointly on decoration day.
Win, J. Clarke, Esq., formerly of
tho Willamette Farmer of this city,
but now in tho employ of tho Pul
mann Palace Car Co., spent last
night nnd this forenoon visiting
friends in this city. Mr. Clarke
now has a continuous run from
Portland to St. Paul and return,
and doos not often get an opportun
ity to visit ids friends in Salem.
Ell ami Cslttge Andlenres.
Mr. Perkins' success among college
audiences litis been something re
markable. Being a graduate him
self of Union College, nnd having
been honored by the degree of Mas
tor of Arts conferred years afterwnrd,
by Dr. Nott, and having onco been
a teacher of rhetoric and belles lot
tres himself, it is no wonder that ho
should be able to win hjs cultured
Tickets for Eli Perkins' lecture on
Monday evening aro going rapidly.
Call at Pattou's book store and se
cure a reserved seat.
OF IB W CAR
Luther Meyers has been engaged
for.some time in making a stairway
from the bluft'to the foot of the falls
at Silver Falls City, but a day or
two since, he struck his foot with an
axe, making a gash fully three
inches in length In the top of his
foot, and now he Is laid up in consequence.
Perfection Lamp Filler.
Have you noticed it at S. Fnrrar
& Co's? It is just what has long
been needed and no one should bo
without it. Cheap, convenient,
labor-saviiiK, cleanly. Can bo ad
justed in a moment to any five gal
lon oil can
YOU USE GILLOTT'S 404-S03, OR SPENCU1UAN, OR A RAIL
ROAD STEEL PEN WHICH COSTS YOU
One Cent Each !
You Use aNew One Every Two Days.
YOU CAN BUY A
Mai Todd Diamond Pointed Gold Pen
FOR ?1.2o, WHICH IS WARRANTED FOR TEN YEARS.
YOU NOT SEE THE ECONOMY TN BUYING
GOLD IN PLACE OF STEEL?
T. McF. PATTON, Sole Agent.
Democratic State Ticket.
For Presidential Eleclon;,
W. K. KFKIN&BM,
K. It. SKIPWOKTH.
JOHN M. QKAlUN.
For Supremo Judge,
For Prosecuting Attorney 3d District,
a. W. BELT.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY TICKET.
W. II. DOWNING,
T. L. DAVIDSON,
W. F. DUC1AN.
W. I. KAY.
C. I). COLEMAN,
a', a. VAN WAONEK.
. MATHIEU, L. IIARDINC1.
JOSEPH A. SELIWOOD.
J. A. ROTAN.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A
LARGE AND COMPLETE LINE OF
SnniliLv" "Sfilinol ami Dav School Reward
ALSO, SEVEKAL THOUSAND
Embossed Pictures for Scrap Alb'ums
NOTICE THE DISPLAY IN SHOW WINDOW.
9S, STATE ST.
TOE CAPITOL Willi CO.
Attention to wliat wewill Mention!
The agricultural implement busi
noes, of E. H. Bellinger has been
removed' from No. 6i, State street,
ti.a nia Salvation Army barracks,
ou Liberty street- The quarters are
tor moro ammodious than formerly
ana we Invite our readers to call
and see their stock.
lUilroail Extensions Incorporated.
W. H. Holcomb, chief cnglneerof
tho O. R. & N. railway, H. W. Cor
bett, Honry Failing and C. II. Lewis
of Portland have Hied articles In the
ofllco of tho secretary of state incor
porating tho " Oregon Railway Ex
tension Company." Its objects aro
to build a road from Portland down
tho Willinietto and Columbia rivers
to Astoria, with a branch from Co
lumbia City to Forest Grove. Ako
from a point on the O. R. & N. com
pany's lino noar Alto, W. T., to Wal
lula, thirty-three miles, via Ehtes,
W. T., and some othor branches in
eastern Washington territory. Capi
tal stock 1.1,000,000 In shares or ?iw
All In the Same Boat.
Scott has Anally come to his son-
sos. Ivor years no nas oeen Doom
ing Pprlland and .allowing other
towns to taktt caru of tliomsoJvoH us
host thoy could. But by dint of pcr
sevOre'ncc of "tho "cow county
towns" and their Journals, Scotthas
dlseovenkl that Portland can't grow
without thum, so has been lately
spoftklug a godd word for them.
This axoitoa the ire of an Orogoniau
roudnr. who has so lone been accus
tomed tofseeonly Portland praised,
tlmr ho tnakbs comnlaint to Scott,
who, having gotliis eyesopen to the
true eonultlon of things, replies:
"Portland can't grow unless other
townsof tho Northwest grow too."
Tho candidates on tlio Mnrlon county
republican ticket will nddrowuho pulillooii
tlio political Ihsuoh oftlio day nt tlio follow
liiK times and places, and respectfully In
vito opposlnjc candidates to participate In
tho discussien: . .
Woodourn, Alominy. amy w. i .
Hubbard, Tuesday, Slay a), )0 o'clock.
Aurora. Tuesday, May 2) 8 olock.
lluttovllle, Wednesday, May 80,100 cock.
Uhampocg, Wednesday, May i, 3 o clock.
Kt. l'aul, Thursday, May SO. 2 o clock,
llrooks, Friday, Juno 1,2 o'clock,
nervals. Haturilay, Juno 2,2 o'clock.
Halem, Saturday, Juno 2, 8 o'clock.
OHO. II. llUIlNKTT,
Chairman Republican Co. Central Com.
Know All l.v theso presents: That tho Capitol Adventure Co. neither
slui lucre i A" b" it nro nwnko nnd up lo the tln.es, and know well
t at wing to he depression of business in the East there will be many
falhires Now wo want to bo ready to rapture any bargains that may
looflered on account )f such failures; and to do this It will bo necessary
for s to bo on Hand In Now York and Chicago, n rm!?, T
with plenty of tho commodity commonly called Cash, with whlc h we
can b ast tlio people of this country are well supplied, and In order for us
t oU I itfwo will fron. now until tf.o llrst or August oiler such bargains
'l8Yo all K 11 at ounoro for tho tag
twetv years and always does as he advertises. About August 1st ho will
Bt-irt EiiHt to .buy n large fall stock, and in order to do this wo will oiler
our whole s"oek of goods consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Car
Pmiil Va hcs Tobacco. Cigars, Paper, Envelopes, Notions, etc., at &
i$vm;hX"Xr 'that' thJ general Public nmy know i thatw
h ..... i..ui.w,J ,..,. numtimi tbn nrli'o o sonic of our goods till August isl.
IIIUUl Ulliiiii Di " I ...... v..i..i. IM......W fin. fJI n mrh
worth 81. , ...
Ijiriie stock of Mowers, prlco no uhjeru
Ladles' Cliciulsu Ifio. each, worth file.
ljidles'NlKht(loviiH,raM'ach worth JIM
And all our stock or IjuIIuh' WhltoCJooO
60,000 idlerf Hat KnmioH 10 c. each, worth
01 c. to 81 each.
12 I-'IhIi Hooks and 1 Una fori! a
Clood HcrulililiiK HrushfH fi a ouuli.
(lood White Wash llruslaw 10 coach,
Host 1'ateut Clothes l'lns fi o. per dot,
flood Kly Hooks. 2 c. each.
m Roams Letter rnpoi, 2c. per quire.
10 lb U'tler Taper, ft c. iiur ipilru.
10) tin. Memoranda llotiks, 1 o, each.
ft00 boxes l.uhlu Tollut Hoap, 0 e, per boJ
tllll w ' " J -.- - - ......tlilKn
! d"a?t anr"cJonl"-H..m.n0r Undersh.VIs and Wver, for 20 c. each.
CRONISE & WILSON,
(In Stato Insuranco llulldlng)
Fair prices. Prompt. Re-
A good Hemmed Handltercmer lor i ci.
A silver, cold or steel thimble, 1 V,-V1"C"1 ,
A. siKl of Clark's, Coat's or Kerr's Thread,
A spool 'nood HowliiK Mile, lest brand and
2spoolHHIlk Mutton Hole Twist for tic.
2 skeins Handlers' huk ior;ic.
1 sheet Kold, silver or plain Card Hoard,
1 c. woith 10 c. ,
1,000,000 Am. Horn nnd Cloth covered
Dross lluttons worth 25 to GO c. a do.,
100,000dor.C'Klno Jot and Metal lluttons,
' worth CO c. to 81 u do7. for 10 on do.
1,000 yds. I ju-o worth fie. a yd., for 1 c. a yd.
Ijuo worth 10 c. per yd. will bo sold tor. I
ami o o. yo. umvi iwftii'B.
n...-..!... n..iv n few nr II. n ironulno 1IAROAINH that wo will oiior.
ihun mir vuimiK stock w 111 bo ollurcd
nt prices lower than anywhoro eluo In tlio city.
without any exception.
mr our lareo fllll stock. Call and bo convinced
Romomber these bin
Cap,., Adventu.ee, & p
All kinds of Farm Produce Bought.
lion. . . . i ..
Wo aro notgolnic out of business j'U'fS."1" S, K'" "
'r."!!!' . m.y iJeVecurl at U.o OpemWmso Corner, from tl
W. M. SARGEANT
Keeps a flno stock of
Wall Paper, Borders anil Centers,
BABY BUGGIES, EXPRESS WAGONS,
Toj'Tool Clietts, Velocipede?, Bicycles,
BASKETS, in til klndi or PltAMBS.
Mouldings-and Frames Made to Order.
TWue paper, leftvtm and center, itortt
ton. Urn artfat inaJertel, njieli TuS
Uleoaeni. Afco tue
Come and See for "Yourselves
Sel Dickens, 15 Volumes, half Russia, Usual Price $32.50, Our I'ricepM
Set Litton, 20 " Cloll., Gill lop, " " 32.50, " 23.50.
Sel Thackeray, II " Half Morocco,
Set Waverly, 12 " Hair Moe Calf,
Set I Y. Hoe, 15 " Cloth,
Set CaptMJteid, 10 Voli Cloth,
Fine Line of Papeterie in Latest Styles,
j. BENSON STARR'S.
118 State Str6et