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SALEM, OREGON, MONDAY, MAItCII 7,I88.
HatS and Shoes
NEW YORK RACKET
We offer a
ranging from $1 to $1.75, splendid hat at S1.35. Also wool hats
and neat golf caps for men and boys. Excellent
STAR 5 STAR
fine shoes at $1,70, $2,20, $2,35, $2,70 to $3,25 for a very
fine box calf shoe; also men's heavy shoes,
Good stylish, all wool clay worsted black suits at $7,50,
$8,15, 9,40, 10 to $11.90 for a very fine suit,
Men's and boys' all wool and wool mixed suits at very
low prices, boys' from$l to $5.65 Men's suits from $3,75 to
$13 for our fine all wool suits, Call and examine these goods
and prices, We can save you money,
B. T. BARNES.
Count On This !
Prices shall be at least as low here as anywhere else In tow n. now muchs
owertliey may be depends. Holding up here and there a bain in article i
one thing, keeping an entire stock or clothing of the highest level of qual
ity and assortment, and the lower leycl of prices Is another.
Men's Business Suits.
$5, $6, $7,50, $8, $10, $12,50, $15,
We bought the suits in large quanltlcs. We positively offer them for 25
per cent less money than other dealers. This fact simply makes competition
an impossibility, you never saw such good suits for so little money. Come in
and we will show them to yju,
G. W. JOHNSON & CO.
i i ' i iii'1' " I (
M li WS
Wa Ii.iva frnm this Hiitc. March 1.
Large Body Fir, dry and seasoned;
Small Fir, dry and seasoned, sawed
Cord wood, 4 foot, In porportlon.
Sand and Loam
UardenSand, Loam and Fertilizers for Gardens and Lawns; Also best
quality Sand delivered to any of the cemeteries.
We arc headquarters'for Sewer Pipe and connections. We also contract
to lay sewers In a skillful manner. Get our rates before placing orders else
where. Successors to Salem Improvement Co., 319 Front and Chemeketa streets,
fine line of
We Aim to Please,
We have just received th2 most
artistic, best constructed and
easiest acting lino of builders'
hardware ever brought to Salem
direct from the
Yale & Towne Manufacturing
This line includes locks, sash
lifts etc.. and the
Yale Burglar Proof Sash Locks
The strongest and safest sasu
reduced the nrlce of wood as fellews:
sawed any length and delivered, $3 per
any length and delivered, $275 per
The Spanish Warclouil
Spain Formally Requests General
Spain's Request That Our Cuban Relief
Be Delivered in Merchantmen Was
Madrid, March 7. Senor Gullon
Spanish minister of foreign affairs,
recently Intimated to United States
Minister Woodford that the Spanish
government desired the recall of consul-General
Lee, and that the Amer
ican warships which have been des
ignated to carry supplies to the relief
of the sufferers In Cuba should be re
placed by merchant vessels, In order
to deprive the assistance sent to the
reconcentrados of an ofllclal character.
Minister Woodford cabled the re
quest to Washington, which replied
refusing to recall General Lee In the
present circumstances or to counter
mand the orders for the dispatch of
the war vessels, making the represent
ation that the war yessels are not
War Sentiment Growing.
Washington, D. C, March 7. Be
fore the close of another week this
country will be In conflict with Spain
If the president carries out the policy
agreed upon with his cabinet.
The president will lay before con
gress tlie reports of various American
consuls, reciting the history of Spah
lsh atrocity in Cuba, together with a
message stating his failure to end the
war byj pact tic means, and that It Is
the duty of this country to stop these
atrocities by armed intervention, If
He will make the destruction of the
Maine an issue.'
The moment congress authorizes
armed Intervention, war will begin.
Speaker Reed will be unable. to pre
vent such a action by the house, even
if he desired to do so.
The President's Answer.
Washington, March 7. The sit
uation in regard to Cuba and Spain
Is perhaps grayer than at any time
since the blowing up of the Maine.
Spain has made two declarations that
seem to mean that she seeks or, at
least, Is not ayerse to war with the
United States. Unofficially, the
president was notified that Spain had
decided to demand the prompt recall
of General Lee from Havana, and at
the same time official notice was given
that president would perform a
friendly act for Spain by rescinding
the ordeMhat rellef.'supplles to be sent
to Cuba for the starving be sent in
the warships 'Nashville and Mont
gomery. It was stated by Cubans
friendly to Spain that they would re
gard the sending of supplies In those
vessels as an Indirect notice to the in
surgents that, they had backing from
the United States.
The desire for the recall of Lee is
based on his report that autonomy
had failed, and his refusal to disavow
his report. Ills intense activity In
defence of Americans who felt the
heavy hands of Weyler and Blanco is
also cause of complaint.
President McKlnley has considered
these two questions four and a half
hours, when he disposed of the de
maud for the recall of our fearless
consul-general by Issuing the follow
ing official statement to the press,
"The presdent will not consider
the recall of General Lee. who has
borne himself througout till? crisis
with judgement, lldiltty and courage
to the presidents entire satisfaction."
This crushing reply to Spain was
followed by a statement in regard to
the other question, as follews:
"As to supplies for the relief of the
Cuban people, all arrangements have
been made to cary a consignment this
week, from Key West, by one of the
naval vessels, which ever may bo best
adapted and most available for the
purpose to Mantanzas or the Sagua.
Before this last statement was
Issued, secretary Long telegraphed
to SIcard at Key West, -asking if the
Transport Fern could't be used In
stead oftlie Nashville and Montgom
ery, to take the supplies, the desire
being to give Sain no opportunity in
is a fair exchange of advantages.
You give good money to your grocer;
he gives you Schillings Best tea the
best he has.
future to sayjho administration pro
voked hostilities. Sicard replied that
the Fern is not available, as thc was
busy at Hpfma and couldn't bo
Sold Spain the Mines,
London, i arch i7. According to
the statement of a man whoso cards
describe him is an electric engineer,
whose name c mnot be disclosed, but
which has been forwarded to Wash
ington, he solll to Spanish officers in
Loodon several years ago a large num
ber of mines, tight or ten of which
were placed in Havana harbor. He
says they were made In a special way,
and had a specially and peculiarly con
structed cable, which he contends he
can positively incntlfy, if the smallest
piece It produced.
Some of the mines, the man con
tinues, were fixed so they could be
fired from a fort, and two of them had
bulbs arranges so that they would ex
plode when a vessel came in contact
with them. But the alleged electrical
engineer adds that he does not be
lieve that the bulbs would be used iu
water as shallow as that of Havana
harbor, no exhibited the plans of
one of these mines, which, he pointed
out, was the most likely to produce
the effect desrlbed In the wreck of the
Maine. It was numbered "2," and
was constructed to contain 500 pounds
of gun cotton.
This Is the story told by the man,
who gives one the Impression that he
has been sergeant of engineers or has
held some similar position. He was
apparently thoroughly posted upon
electrical matters and submarine
mines. This man is an Englishman,
and he says he is willing to go to the
United States as a witness.
Thus the phase of the question was
left undisposed of, but it Is significant
that this evening Secretary Long
telegraphed to the commandant of
the navy-yard at League Island, and
Philadelphia, to put the cruisers
Minneapolis and Columbia Into com
mission at once. This means that
they will be put in instant readiness
to go to sea to join the already for
midable fleet now at Key West. Of
ficials of the war and nayy depart
ments are as busy on Sunday as on a
week day sending orders to Slcard.who
Is In constant communication with
SOCIETY NOTE BOOK.
Friday evening Misslva Irwin en
tertained the Capital Society club at
her home, No. 375 Church street. The
ever fascinating game of whist was
the order of the eyenlng. Mr. David
nammond won the first prize, while
Miss Ina Smith was awarded the
booby. Mr. E. Murray lacked but one
point of winning the first prize, while
Mr. Haund came as near claiming the
booby. When winners had been an
nouced, an elegant supper was served
by the hostess.
Sunday eyenlng the choir of the
First Congregational church, under
the direction of Prof. Scoblo, gave its
initial song 6erylce and it was en
joyed by a large congregation, A
lengthy program was rendered con
sisting of anthems with solo parts, by
Mr. II. B. nolland, and Prof.
Scoble; solos and choruses
by Mrs. nolland and Prof. Scoble;
Choruses by the choir and hymns In
which the congregation joined. In
addition to this the paster, Itev.
Kantner delivered an address on
"The Klondike of the Soul." Prof.
Scoble also made a few remarks per
taining to the nature of the evening's
These song services will occur at
regular interyals of about a month.
Prof. Scoble and other musical
friends of J. Carlisle Denton hayo
conculuded to give that gentleman a
benefit concert and recentlon. Thurs
day evening, at the Y. M. C. A,
rooms. There will be a program, in
which the artists of the city will par
ticipate. Mr. Denton expects to leave
for England, baturday morning, to
remain for some time to perfect his
musical education on the violin at
Manchester and London.
Or. MIlea' Nerve Plasters 25c. at alldrujjists.
Dressmaking Parlors. Mrs. L.
Campbell has opened dressmaking
parlors at 335 Liberty street, she Is
prepared to do all kinds of fashionable
dressmaking at reasonable prices. Sat
isfaction guaranteed. 3 5 lm
Prof. Hall Heard From
Lettei from a Salem Klondiker Who
Had Been Reported Dead.
He Does Not Advis: His Friends to
Following letter was todav received
from Prof. J. O. Hall, late principal
of Lincoln schoel:
Dawson, Jan. 14, 1808. A Happj
New Year andmany of them to you all!
We have written full particulars of
our trip from the time wo left Dyea
and mailed at Dawson, but we have
just discovered that no mail has left
Ve have found a n.an tonight who
will leave for the outside right away.
We wlU take this opportunity to let
you kuow we are all enjoying good
health etc., and wl'un the Canadian
mall getsoutyou will tind the missing
We sent an order for provision, but
for fear you may not reccivo it in
time send a copy iu this letter.
Mr. velcu and I opened our Christ
mas package on Christmas Eye and
were the lumpiest mortals in nil
Klondike. No gift Is so acceptable in
this country as Shakespear. We are
working very hard every day.but luive
found time lo read several of the
We hayo taken six claims. Have
started to prospect two of them, but
haye not gono far enough to ascertain
whether they are of any value. We
haye great faith that we will make a
a "stake." The only discouraging
feature Is that it may take some
timo to do it. All we ask is health
and we have had that so far. I haye
not been sick a day and weigh 180
The winter so far lias been "O. K.'
The coldest weather we have had In
Dawson was 02 degrees below, and out
here on Bonanza, by our themometcr,
was 47 degrees.
We worked all of the time. Have to
mend our foot and hand wear and do
all of the little things necessary to
make a bachelor comfortable and re
spectable. On the 28th of December, (our 10th
anniversary,) took a trip up the Yu
kon, 30 miles and on the last day of
year, staked off our three claims on
Reindeer creek. I occupied the time
I was watching the old year out and
the new one In by splitting wond for
3 hours, Was gone seven days on this
trip. Will give particulars later.
People are stampeding for claim.
I think there will be none left, in this
vicinity, for those who come in the
spring. We are allowed only 200 feet
under the new law. Wo managed to
get two and a half claims of 500 feet
each, on a tributary of Bonanza, before
the law took effect. They
are within a half mile of our cabin.
We have not had time to prospect
them yet, wo are much encouraged
by reports of tlie the surrounding
claims. If we do not make on tlicbe
we are trying we'll go to some of our
others. Nuggets have been found on
someof the new claims that run from
$1 to $1 in value. We have plenty of
heart in our work. Gold and plenty
of it is found in this country and it
will bo exceptionally strange If we do
not get our hands on part of It.
We have plenty to sat and cuough
variety to keep off scurvy wo think,
but It It does get tiresome always to
find the principal article the same,
bread, bacon and beans. Of course
wo have fruit, but dried fruit becomes
a stale article when too well patron
ized. I have written my honcstopinion of
everything and it will reach you fn
time, meanwhile, I cannot advise any
of my friends to come in the spring, al
though they might come and do well,
We congratulate ourselves over and
over that we came in last fall, yet
there are chances against us. We
may be obliged to go out with empty
pocket-books like many other poor
mortals have done,
How is school progressing. There
Isn't a day but that 1 think or it
hundreds of times, If I look at my
watch, I think It Is time for the bell
or It Isn't quite tlrno and I know you
are preparing board work or perhaps
In the basement with the glrl3 and
boys. Be sure to remember me to all
tho teachers and my pupils. Lincoln
6chool and Its environments will al
ways occupy a warm place In my
memory wherever I may go.
George and I must go up on the
claim and build our fires now. I
haye not time to describe our work In
detail, but will later.
Towne in Salem
Silver Republican National Chair
Grand Ovation Tendered Him at Sac
Congressman Towne, of Duluth,
Minn., arrives In Salem Tuesday at
2 o'clock and will speak at 2:30. He
Is national chairman of the Silver Re
publican party, and in 1890 Mark
Ilanna hired athorsand house to house
colporteurs to defeat his reelection.
He speaks at Iloscburg today.
The Daily Bee says the reception
tendered to Congressman C. A, Towne
of Minnesota, and the hearty and
enthusiastic manner with which his
talk was received, demonstrates that
the cause of sliver Is not retrograding,
but that It Is as potent and as dom
inant In that community as It was
when, In November, 1800, that banner
Republican county gave a majority of
250 for William J. Bryan.
The Bee says: Ex-Congressman
Charles A. Towne delivered a power
ful address on Silver, The platform
was decorated In honor of the speaker
with the National colors, flowers,
vines und plants. One large floral
piece to the right of the platform was
formed of smllax, Inwoven with
uamcllas, farming tho figures 10 to 1.
Two American Hags were draped
back behlndjthoplatform.and between
them was the picture of Wlillam J.
The speaker's dellyery was rapid
but. pointed, and ho drove each argu
ment homo before passing to the next.
Ho was frequently interrupted with
applause from his audience wbloh, as
the speaking proceeded, seemed to get
more and more In sympathy with him,
Tho crusade of Mr. -Towno at this
time has done immeasurable good. It
has strengthened the weak In tho
people's creed; It has hurried up tho
laggards; It has put renewed ambition
In tho breasts of those who are bat
tling for the right; It has given hope,
and courage, and confidence for tho
future In the hearts of the faithful;
and It undoubtedly has added many a
convert to the ranks.
Tlie silver voters of Marlon county
will give him a grand reception at
Mr. Towne will bo received by a
committee of Silver Republicans,
Populists and Democrats, headed by
chairman of tho Sllycr Republican
state executive committee, W. T.
Rlgdon. He will be escorted to Hotel
The speaking will bo at Reed's
opera house at 2:10 p. m. A public
reception will bo glyen Mr. Towne at
Hotel Willamette from 7:30 to 10 p. m,
1 S1 O-l l "
w0 oaieuis jrreaesx otore
I Dress Goodstnr
5 $1,00 Qualities, 89& $1.25 Qualities,
Wc have too many novelties consisting of fancy Jatquardu,
Irldescenta Armures, Melange Poplins, Caul lie stripes,
and a great many others all go at extraordinary cuts.
never before have we shown
such an array of beautiful und
effective styles in handles, 30
doz. good and true Just opend
ed. 50c to $6,00,
That One for $1,00
is the best ever sold ; the higher
the price better the quality.
the newest novelties now on
display, authentic styles and
fabrics always found here,
iridescent, poplins, melange,
granites, coarreau plaids, cov
erts, armures, hculrettas, drap
d'ete. All new.
38c, 50c, 75c, 85c, $1,
Individual patterns, In season
able styles, buyaders. brocades,
oyer shot plaids, dresden canit
ies, satin duchesse etc. etc.
75c, $100 up to $3,50
Butterfly bows for ladles
JOSEPH MEYERS & SONS.
278280 Commercial st corner Court st f
TELEPHONE NO. 3.
Tho Royal la ttte btgbott grade baling powder
koow. Actual loiU fciraw It ooe one-
tMfd farther than onr other braad.
ROYAL iAKINO POWDCR CO., NCW YORK.
In charge of a committee of ladies of
tho Bimetallic Union as follews:
Mrs. A. D. Charlton, Mrs. W. T.
Rlgdon, Mrs. Olive S. England, Mrs.
E. Hofcr, Mrs. N. J. Judah, Mrs. John
Baync, Miss Payne, and Miss Do
Long, Mrs. Amos Strng, Mrs. J. O.
Hall, Mrs. Ashley White.
The ladles ot the committee are re
quested to meet at the office ot W. T.
Rlgdon No. 109 Court street, promptly
at 10 o'clock a. m. Tuesday for organ
ization. Tho reception will be infoimal
and all will bo mado welcome.
Hold a Conference and Call u County
Tlicro is difference of opinion
among tho Prohibitionists as to ad
visability of holding a county con
vention. PrjinlnenL mumbors ot tho
Proht. party declare there will bo no
county convention In Marlon county
und that It was so determined at the
But tho state organizers of tho
party are billed in all the counties ot
western Oregon and seem very much
in earnest about putting a state,
county and congressional ticket in
Messrs, Baker and Miller give out
tho following to print teday:
State Organizer Baker and Assist
ant State Secretary Miller, of tho
Prohibitionists, held a meeting In the
W. C T. U.hall Saturday evening ami
a Gospel meeting Sunday nfternoon,
A conference of tho workers was held
in the same hall this morning and A.
D. Leach was elected county chair
man and J. A. Taylor, secretary.
Tbey have called their county con
vention for Wednesday, March 23, at
1 p. m in tho W. O. T. U. hall.
Messrs. Baker and Miller will be with
them at that time and will hold
meetings in the hall on the evenings
of the 22nd and 23rd.
A Bid Loss. A man who docs not
smoko tho 1Q cent La Corona cigar
loses one-half of tho pleasuro of
smoking. As a homo product, Its
merits commends It to all judicious
made by Henry Rolloll. Every
hut guaranteed, newest ,
opera and derby styles just
newest styles just received,
line Italian body linings,
satin sleeve lined, guunin-,
teed to wear two seasons.
$10, 12,50 and $13,50, :
H, S, 6. M.
guaranteed clothing, tho
uiiij uiuuii-a in vuiuriuu nii.ii
an absolute guarantee a big
new line now on display, T
stylish Whipcord, Covert's I
Cheviot's worsteds, etc, all
wool suits at 5
$6, $10 and $20. 1
worth 25c our price Is Oc. X