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DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL.
SALEM, OREGOJS", TUESDAY, JAJSTUAKY 18, 1898.
By saving it on your purchases at our Shoe
and Rubber Sale
275 Commercial st,
'Which do you want ?
The purchase of cither calls for judgment in selection. The quality of
the fabric must be noted, also the workmanship, as the style of a garment
does not indicate itsjwearing qualities. Our stock of overcoats and suits
for the winter trade will stand the most rigid inspection.
All the latest fashions are '.represented and every garment is made of
honest and trustworty material. If there is any pattern or shade that we do
not show it is because it is unsalable. Don't fail to see our heavy all wool
clay worsted suits and overcoats, 'price 810.
G. W. JOHNSON & CO.
Going at 60c on the dollar, The owners
of the Bankrupt Stock are determined to
make a finish, and are now taking an ins
ventory and during the time, they will sell
all goods at an average of 60c on the dol
lar, Some goods a trifle above, and some
goods below, Will positively close at the
end of the month for the balance will be
sold in a lump, There remains some good
bargains in clothing, mackintoshes, dry
goods, shoes, hats, underwerr, velvets,
plushes and needles, at Friedman's Auction
House, corner State and CommercMsts.
We are cutting prices on all
lines, Nothing reserved,
Ladies storm rubbers, 40q
Boston, Candee or Goodyear
goods, Misscs,30c; childs, 25c.
Thigh boots $2,75 and up
All leather goods reduced at
The Immigration Bill Has
THE ARMY APPROPRIATION BILL.
James Hamilton Lewis of Washing
ton Takes a Hand.
Washington, Jan. 18. The immi
gration bill passed the senate by a
vote of forty-live to twenty-eight.
The bill, as passed, proyides that all
immigrants physically capable and
over 1G years of aie shall be able to
read or write the English language or
some other language; but a person not
able to read nr write, who is over 50
years of ago and is a parent of a qual
ified immigrant over 21 years of age,
capable of supporting such parent or
grand. parent, may accompany the
immigrant or a parent or grand
parent may be sent for and come to
join the family of a child or
grand-child over 21 years of age who
qualltied under the law, and a wife or
minor child not able to read or write
may join husband or parent.
Ttie act aocs not apply to persons
coming to the United States from the
lMana or uuoa during tne continu
ance of the present disorders there,
who have heretofore been inhabitants
of that island.
During the debate In the house on
the army appropriation bill, James
Hamilton Lewls.of Washington state,
made a vigorous speech against any
Increase of the army. He created
something of an innovation by taking
his position In the area in front of the
house, face to face, as to a congrega
tion. He charged that the courts wero In
control of the corporations of the
country and constituted the mailed
hand of power behind the constitu
tion, but if the army was increased
the people would, he said, be justified
In asking whether It was not to be
used to barracade courts and break
down everything that means freedom
of government. He differed, he said,
from Brvan. whose cause he had fol
lowed. He was not willing to sub-t
ocriha to the Idea tuat ireo suver was
the single end to be sought for. There
was a necessity, he said, for a return
to that true Democracy, which had
for its end the freedom of the individ
ual as anindiuidual.
The house election committee No.
2, lias set the contested election case
from the first Oregon district, W. S,
Vanderburg, vs T. n. Tongue, for
In the supremo court, Justice nar
lan handed down an opinion in the
case of A. noward Ritter, executor bf
William Runk, ys the Mutual Life
Insurance Company, of New York,
involving the question whether in
the case of a man who commits sui
cide, when not of sound mind, his
heirs can recover on the insurance
policy. The court held that they
It appeared from the facts that
KunK, arosiaentor .t'niiaaeipnia.com
mitted suicide within less than a year
after securing his insurance to the
extent of $200,000, making an aggre
gate Insurance of $500,000 on his life
Of the $200,000, the New York com
pany carried $75,000, which is refused
to pay on the ground that Runk was
sane when he took his life. It was
shown in the trial court that he had
written a letter the day osrore ins
death, stating that it was his purpose
to put an end to his life and that the
insurance money could be collected for
the payment of his debts.
Slaughters His Family.
Nnw Youk, Jan. 18. John Mat
thews, a retail grocer, some time be
tween last Saturday night and yester
day morning, murdered Ins wife and
their two chlidred, a boy 10 years old
and a girl of 12 years, by chopping
them to death with a hatchet. Mat
thews then committed suicide by
The crime was committed In a
smiili bedroom In the rear of the store
knnt, liv Matthews. The tranedy was
discovered by the milkman. On the
Uoorol the sleeping room the clllcer
who was summoned, found the corpse
of Matthews. In his hand was a re
volver and there was a bullet hole in
his head. There are two beds in the
room. On one.of these lay Mrs.Mattb
ews, whose head was chopped and
mangled almost beyond recognition,
On the other bed lay the twocllldrcn,
side by side. Their faces, too, were
frightfully cut and hacked. That the
murder and suicide were premeditated
Matthews waited until his wife and
children were asleep, stripped himself
and taking his hatchet in his hands
brained his wile, lie men auacKea
the children. From letters it was as
certained that for 6ome days the man
had contemplated taking his own life.
He had been in the dry goods business
and failed A few months ago lie
opened u grocery store and met with
little success. From the letter found
It wasevldeuthecontemplated suicide.
From a letter left by Sirs. Matthews
to a friend, it was .gathered that she
was a party to the suicide agreement.
Mrs. Matthews left Instructions as to
the clothes In which the dead chil
dren should bo burrled and signified
thpnliice of interment of the entire
family as Highland, N. Y Matthews
was 30 years oia.
Fensacola, Fla., Jan. 18. One of
the most horrible tragedies that has
ever occurred in this vicinity was
brought to light today. Last Fri
day night Herbett Seclcy and Alice
Uuro, of Warrington, attended a
party at Mill view, and were among
the gayest of nil the guests.
Dancing was kept up until after
midnight, and about 2 o'clock the
young couple left in a buggy to return
home. Miss Curo arid her escort did
not appear at Warrington Saturday,
but no alarm was felt by her family,
as it was supposed that (she had re
mained oyer witn a rciauyc, who re
sides near Mill view. k'
A searching party was organized
and near a bridge atfew miles from
Millvlcw, the horse attached to the
vehicle was found tied to a treo. A
few yards further Uway, In a clump of
trees, the bodies of the two young peo
ple were found dead' The young lady
had been killed by a pistol ball, which
entered her head, and the young man
had been killed by a bullet, which had
shattered his skull.
After viewing the bodies and sur
roundings, the coroticr's jury were
convinced that the young man had
assaulted the young lady, and then
killed her, and subsequently com
mitted suicide. It Is said they were
engaged to be married, and so far as
known there was no opposition to the
marriage. Both weie well connected.
To Succeed Qorman.
Annapolis, Jan. IS. The Mary
land general assembly will begin at
noon to ballot for United States sen
ator to succeed Hon. A. P. Qorman,
whose speclt.l term expires in March,
189S. That a Republican will bo
chosen Is reasonably certain, as that
party has a majority in both branches
of the assembly, but who tho lucky
man will bo is a matter or the great
est possible uncertalnity.
The leading candidates at this time
are Judge Louis E. McComas, of
Washington county; Major Alexan
der Shaw, of Baltimore; General
Thomas J. Sirock, of Baltimore, and
ex-Congressman John Flndlay, of
The republicans have 40 votes In
the house and 18 In the senate, but 11
of these are not In haimony with
their party, and this fact more than
any other casta doubts upon the final
outcome of the struggle.
San Francisco, Jan. 18. Upon the
release of the steamer Peru from
quarrantinc. United States Marshal
Baldwin and an attachlo of tho Jap
anese consulate boarded the vessel and
arrested Nauno Kamejiro upon the
charge of having obtained about 150,
000 yen from a number of Japanese
When searched some 5,000 yen was
found upou the person of the pris
oner. Marshal Baldwin also held a war
rant for the arrest of Dr. William
Herbert, who Is wanted in Auckland
for murder, but he was not on board,
having apparently remained at Hono
Columbus, O., Jan. 18 Speaker
Mason, of the house of representatives,
has appointed the committee to in
vestigate the alleged attempt to bribe
Representative Otis, of Hamilton
county, to vote for Hanna for Senator.
The committee Is composed of Rep
resentatives Rutan, Snellmeyer, Box
well, Rankin and Kenncy. Spell
meyer and Kenney are Democrots, and
voted for McKisson for senator. The
other three members are Republicans,
but Rutan voted for McKisson, mak
ing the committee an-antl-IIanna one.
Shot in the Groin.
Burns Or., Jan. 15. via Ontario,
Jan. 18 Thomas McConnell was
fatally shot in the right groin by the
accidental discharge of a pistol last
night in the cabin occupied by him
self and Bert Green. It seems Green
was putting on his coat when the
weapon fell to the lloor and was dis
dischorged. McConnell was known
also as 'Sharkey." He died this
morning and was burrled in Burns
France and Russia Object.
Peking, Jan. 18. The French and
Russian ministers have protested
against condition upon which (as out
lined In an interview betwean Sir
Plaude Martin, British minister to
China and the Chinese foreign office
on Saturday last.) Great Britain
Is willing to assist China to liquidate
the Japanese indemnity.
Chang Yens Wan has been ap
pointed governor of Shan Tung.
No Caucus Vote Taken.
Nashvillk, Jan. 18. The Demo
cratic caucus adjourned until next
Wednesday night without voting on
the senatorial nomination.
"Millionaire Tramp" Dead.
Paducah, Ky., Jan. 18 James 10
Berry, the so-called- "mllllcnalro
tramp," died Iiom the effects af a fail
three weeks ago.
Prospective Klondikers.- -F. N.
Derby went to Portland this after
noon to procure tickets on the Steamer
Oregon which leaves Portland on tho
23rd lust., for a number of Salemltes
who expect to leavo In the near future
for Skagway and other points.
Guardian Appointed. Eugene L.
Remington was today appointed
guardian of the person and estate of
Luvernd Remington aged 13 years, of
Woodburn. The property of the
minor Is valued at about $500 and
from which an annual prollt of $50 U
Be Not Decelvedl A Couph, Ilortenesi or
Croup are not to be trifled with, A dose in
rme of Shilo's Cure wi II lave you much
touble. Sold by D. J. Fry.
MILLS SIT DOWN,
Strike ofNew England Cot
ton Mill Operation.
SEVERAL THOUSAND MEN OUT.
Mule Spinners Take the Led in
Boston, Jan. 17. Eighty thousand
skilled operatives employed in about
70 of the chief cotton mills of tho
New England states will come under
tho sweeping order of a new wage
bcalc, which entails a reduction of 10
per cent more.
This reduction brings on, In New.
Bedford, Muss., and Lcwiston and
Biddeford, Nc., labor strikes which
may prove the bkginniug of a battle
greater in extent and more disastrous
in effects than any In the previous
History or cotton manufacturing in
the United States.
Tho btrlkeswlll be directed by the
labor unions, the lead bolng taken by
mule spinners' union, the national
executive com in It tee of which has
sanctioned the strikes and promised
The light between employer and em
ploye In the New England cotton
mills Is on, and what it will lead up
to cannot be foretold. The great cor
porations in New Bedford are silent,
and thousands of operators are Idle,
while here and there discontent has
cropped out all day, the most serious
being at Biddeford, Me., when 3200
persons refused to work, thus closing
two mills, and at Lowlston, where one
mill was crippled by 300 weaver stay
ing out. The general wage reduction
is estimated to effect 127,000 persons
in about 150 mills.
Tonight finds the textile operatives
everywhere intently intercstea In the
New Bedford strike, for there tho real
strength and endurance will come,
and upon the outcome will depend
the question of an Industrial battle
tl e entire length and breath of tho
New England states. The chief
point in this will be discipline. From
the point of view of' the mill owner
the New Bedford situation is now a
board of arbitration this week io
hardly likely to bo allowed, and no
overt act on the part of the strikers
and no attempt to open a mill Is ex
pected for a number of days.
Tho New Bedford strikers will re
ceive strike money from operatives
elsewhere, but the sum total will bo
reserved until a protracted battle
bring on want and hardship, which
the unions will then try to relieve.
All the New Bedford mills opened
at the usual time, When noon came
the lights went out, speed stopped,
overseers and second hands prepared
to make everything snug, and mill
gates were closed indefinitely. Tho
labor unions did little work today ex
cept to carry out plans of campaign
which will be developed only as faint
hearted weavers seek to return to
Of tho other strickers, little has
been develoned In them as yet to fore
cast tho future. All of the employes
of the Laconia and Pepperell mill
works In Biddeford struck because
they were anxious to, while the weav
ers alone In the Androscoggin mill
simply took matters" Into their own
hands, regardless of other depart
ments. These two, strike, with
identical issues, will serve only ns
minor Mights along the line, unless
tho strike ieycr grows anu tney oe
conie tho neucleus of a general fight In
One other minor fight now is at
Burlington, Vt., whero tho Queen
City mills shut down indefinitely be
cause tho operatives refused-point-blank
to accept tho reduction. The
trouble, however, began a number of
days ago, but reached the acute stagn
today. Taking today's events through
out, it may bo said that things came
to pass Just as expected. It is the
Immediate future which awakens ap
prehensions. Not One Is Running.
New Bedford, Mass., Jan. 18. A
shut down, tho most complete in tho
history of the cotton mills of New
Bedrold, began this morning Not a
spindle was turning nor u loom In
motion In the fuctorles of cloth cor
porations an hour after tho usual
time of beginning work. Between 40
and 50 operatives went into tne uris
tol mill and 25 or 30 Into the Whit
man, but, aside from these, no mill
made any show of running, and thebc
two shut down.
Nino corporations, operating 18
mills in which upwards of 0000 hands
are employed, are Involved In tho
strike. The cut Is uniform all oyer
the city. IQporcent.
Siloam Spkinu, Ark., Jan. 18. At
Bcntonvillo a dozen prisoners gained
their liberty. Among them wa9 tho
notorious Dick Brandt, the supposed
train-robber, burglar, horse-thfef and
murderer, wanted In Texas and In
dian territory. The prisoners bat
tcrcd down the prison doors. Brandt
stole a horso and made for Indian
tcrrrtory. Olliccra are In persult,
Nobody need liavo Neuralgia. Get Dr. Miles'
l'alu P11U from dragnet. "One cent ft dot."
Bob Hendricks wants tho Republi
cans to get together and carry Oregon
on the Issue of "honest government."
That Is a good issue, to bo sure.
Mr. Corbctt Is liable not to get his
senatorial salary: but ho shall not go
without a meal If he'll come out and
share our pocr fare.
The Impression is gaining ground
that Mr. U'Rcn Is not exactly the
keeper of tho moral character of the
Goyernor Fletcher lectured atSoda-
ville and Lebanon. Ho was not
Call It Union, Fusion, Coalition or
what you please, but IV the last call
to dinner on that line, gentlemen.
The Union can't be too Democratic
nor too much of a People's party, to
suit tne people.
Of course, all the Republican poll,
ticlans ndvlso the Pops, to have noth
ing to do with the wicked Dems. and
Silver Reps. Go It aloDO boys, and bo
patriots, is their advice.
Mark Ilanna Is at least as good and
pure as For.iker, Buslincll et al.
What's the matter with County
Judge Barton of Linn county for
Three goldbug politicians decided at
Salem t hat labor organizations
are contrary to public Interest. The
only real guardian of the people's wel
fare is tho goldbug syndicate that has
taken charge of the Republican party.
The political bosses in Oregon aro
against wrestling over tho question,
can women vote at school elections?
Tiie law says they can and they can
in all western states but Oregon,
Tho Republican party (thoso who
are not yet In olllcc) are united.
Times aro not Improving In this
valley. The dcodIo would not com
plain If there was a little more of J
wnat tho Oregonian calls "baso
money" to bo had.
County Judge Barton says it will
take only $32,000 to run tho Pop.
government or Linn this year. Thoso
fellows have no senso or they could
ples mUtflrytuun tlmt r otuer Dc-
The new Albany Republican paper
by Potter and Somers, Is at least a llvo
rcdhot little paper.
Whoever Is to blame, Salem school
finances are not exactly government
reduced to a line art for tho taxpayer.
A great many more than ever before
want to go to Klondike, South Africa
or Europe sinco Mark Ilanna Is sena
tor for 71 years. Wo don't blame
Washington Pops, aro begged by
New York bankers to refund their
state debt now drawing three and
Every Article Reduced.
In the accompanying list you will find some interesting quota
tions on needed things, Good qualities for much less
than you usually have to pay even here,
Two specials in dress goods, un
matachablo values In colored fabrics
wlille they last 35c and COc.
Extraoidlnary Hosiery and Under
wear special. Ladles' fleeced lined,
full regular hose in fast black, 12c.
Ladles' fine Kgyptlan cotton union
suits, extra heavy, sizes 3, 4 and 5, 43c.
Why not sleep warm ? Wo have
made special reductions on our line of
blankets and comforters. 'It will pay
you to investigate tills department.
One half oil on jackets and capes.
JUST RECEIVED . . .
New Mull Ties,
New Valencines Laces and Insertions,
JOS. MEYERS L SONS
278280 Commercial s corner Curt st,
Tho Royal la the highest grade baking powder
fcaowii. Actaal tetta (how it got one
third farther than any other brand.
ROYAL MKINa ROWDtR CO., KCW YORK.
one-half per cent Interest. Hero wo
pay Boven, eight and nine per cent on
our school debt.
City Interest $4000 a year; school
district interest $1000 a year; county
warrant interest $8000 a year; ivc aro
nil going to get rich paying ourselves
See here: Bro. Hawley, have vou no
regard for tho feelings of pcopfe who
don't regard Mark Ilanna among tho
great American Statesmen ? Drop
your adulation of that man unless
you're working him for an endow
ment for Willamette.
Wo hope tho new city government
will try to give some of our unem-
nloVfifl lahnrt.ll.lt. enn'r. rrn inlf Innrtltrn
adiy's.work occaslonally-to ketp their
families from starving. What's the uso
of government for tho bondholder and
otllceholders only ?
Lost AND JtYirmn Ahnllf. 1 n',.1,,,.1.-
this afternoon C. K. Brandenburg
lounu a purse lying upon tho coment
Walk bv tho "Sn.." wiilr.h hn nlfborl
II n nnrl wnn nnrnnln tn n nmuannnn..
offlco to advertlso the same when lie
wasovertaKen oy us owner, a Mrs.
Hendfirshntt. t,n whnm Mm nn.lrnf.
hnnk nnrl Ir.q p.nnt.nnr.a nnirrmfiitinf.
about $5.25 was promptly returned.
upon uiscovering tuo loss or nor
purse tho lady returned in search of
t.llA Inqf. nrt.leln nnrl nhcnritlm. Tw
Brandenburg pick tho purso up soon
To Have A Coach, At a meeting
of the student body of Willamette
university held la tho chapel tills
morning, voluntary subscriptions
from the students aggregating $15
nfo"serVlce3or a coach Tor tho
athletic team of tho uni
versity next Juno. Tho students
except financial aid from tho faculty
and board of directors of tho univer
sity and will probably bo successful
In engaging an experienced coach to
elst tho team in preparing for field
day, when the local university hopes
to make a mora favoiablo showing
than they did last year.
Witt Wed. County Clerk L. V.
Ehlen today Issued u marriage liconso
to Peter Vllllgcr and Maria B. Fcss
White shirts, only a few lefttoclosc
Big reductions on our entire lino of
children's clothing. One-fifth oil
Now Is your opportunity to Invest
In a new suit and overcoat. Prices aro
lower than ever. Wo Invito Inspec
tion. Seeing Is believing. 20 per cent
oil on eutlro line. No trouble to slfow
Our entire lino of gent's furnishing
goods ut clearanco salo prices.
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