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em Capital Journal
The Capital Journal ISlfllS ARE
NOW-ORGANIZED AT U
The Barnes -Taber Company
GRAHAM P. TABEB, Editor and Manager.
a independent .Newspaper Devoted toAuiuru-aii fnuciples Bud the t'rogrea
and Development of Salem In Particular and All Oregon in General.
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A SAMPLE OF BAILBOAD LOOTTNO.
JUST now the railroads of tho wholo country are asking the interstate
commerce commission for permission to raise their rates, claiming that
they are not getting fair roturus on their monoy. The great American
public is not wanting anything for nothing, and expects to pay a fair
price for whatever it gets. If tho railroads can show Uioy are not
getting fair returns on the money invested, that public would not, and will
not object to the rates being raised to a point where the returns are fair
and adoquate. Can the railroads do t his t That remains to be soen.
In tho first place the roads by their actions horetofore have destroyed
whatever confidence the public had in them. They come bofore the public
now very badly discredited witnesses. In fact the statement of a railroad of
ficial as to the physical valuation of his road, its gross or net earnings or any
thing connected with the valuation of the road is taken by the public at first
blush as a dolibtcato lio, and if tho statement is sworn to, as rank perjury.
This is not the public's fault, for the railroads have shown them time and
time again that falsohood and perjury are as much a part of railroad man-,
agomont as ties, rails and spikes are of the road itself, Just now, for instance,
whila the railroads are moklng thoir aliogod showing of insufficient receipts,
the investigation of tho New Havon system is on, and it discloses a state of
affairs that should land a bunch of millionaires in the penitentiary, provided
the legislatures should arrango noma other plaeo for tho keeping of seducers
murdarors, rapists and other comparatively decent criminals who should not
be disgracod by being confined in tho snmo ponal institution with tho wreck
ers of this road, the wholesale murderers, who, In thoir inordinato greed, and to
savo tho expense of sufo cars sent dozens of thoir patrons to a horrible death
and crippled hundreds in avoidnblo train wrecks.
The investigation of this New Haven system shows that when pious old
John D, Rockefeller and his foul offspring and impious old Morgan who is
now, it is to be hoped, getting at loust a port of what is coming to him, got
hold of tlio New Haven system it owncj 20-10 miles of rond, nnd It was capital
hod at iffl.1,000,000. This was not laro enough to suit the money kings, and
the capitalization, by a system of bond issuing wns increased from this $93,
000,1)00 to fl 1 7,000,000, nnd while this Wns being dono there wns added to tho
rnsd's mllitgo just 50 miles. Starting witli a capitalization of $!ll,000,000
tliesn land pirates added 112 1,000,000 to jt, nnd only added 50 miles to tho road.
It will bo seen' from this that tho B0 miles of road cost $0,500,000 a mile, for
that Is all them is to show for tho increase.
Tho money kings added nothing to (he rolling stock or equipment, but us
ing old and worn out pasHongor cars sont dozens to their death in wrecks that
their Inordinate greed, and that alono caused.
Tho history of their transactions ar0 too long to glvo in detail, but wo ad
vise those curious in this lino, or those who would liko to know something of
railroad mismanagement, nnd (lie whys and wherefores of the railroads ask
ing to bo allowed to raise their rates, t0 get u copy of Hearst's magazine for
December, whoro tho story Is told graphically and in detail. It will be mon
ey so spent that you will Dover regret it, and you will have a fuller and bot
tor idea of modern railroad methods than you can got In any other way.1
It is such histories as this that mal, tho Amerlcnn reader look with dis
trust on any attempt of tho railroads to ralso rates.
It is not tho railroad men this article alludes to, not tho superintendent
who manage the roads; they aro prai'tieally all honest and cnpablo men, en
gaged in legitimate business. They do hard and difficult work, and they earn
all they got, and more. Tt is tho stock jobber, the gambling director who jug
gles hooks and figures, who pours barr,. afr barrel of water Into stock al
ready diluted and attenuated to a thistledown consistency. These aro they
who should adorn tho Interior of a penn institution or if such murderers
could bo hanged, the gitllows from which Hainan dropped out, would not bo
The magazine article to which wo T0for very pointedly says: "Honk
burglars Illlss ami Shlnhnrn looted the Ocean Hank for somothlng under 2,
000,000, and tho law, with its bloodho,,,,,!, promptly took thoir snfo blowing
trail. The loss to tho New Haven went above $200,000,000, and the law took
off its hnt, and stood barn headed tin, bowing In tho presence of the finan
ciers. Obviously somewhero between tw0 million and two hundred millions tho
law stops helplessly on centers."
The Southern Pacific Is making Improvements at (Irnnts Tass. It is put
ting a new roof on tho roundhouse and taking caro of Its locomotives and ma
chinery. Poinn time It will, when pul sentiment gets urgent, also spend a
few dollar making a decent shed hor in Salem for its.patrons to get under
and keep out of the ruin. Of courso th locomotive and machinery, If dam
aged would mean a loss to tho company, but tho passenger excised to storm
and discomfort ;nu pay their own doctor bills and If thero is loss from de
terioration or death, it does not cost the company anything. Maybe if rates
wero raised we might have a new depot. Who knowst
The Western Fuel company is a thrifty concern, and should be able to help
Its stockholder meet the high cost of living, without troublo. It hns discnv
r-rod a way In which it esn lend 1,000 tons of con! on one of its ship and
when It arrives at Its destination, tako off 1,500 tons. The fact that It did
this in Snn Francisco, snd also get oof f paying Viicln Sum a duty on tho
extra 500 tons Is causing It some trouble in rtplnining how It is done.
Col. Roosevelt has reached Kio Janeiro, and the dispatches say ho hn
arranged for a hunt In the jungles neiir that city. Thero aro the snmo kind
of jungles near that city that there r. near New York City. The Col. I do
ing lils jungle and "bark from Alba" stunts new in proximity to the tele
Students from the state of Washing
ton who are attending Willamette Uni
versity have organized what is to be
known as the Washingtonians.
The object of the new organization
is of both a social and booster nature.
They will work to bring more students
from Washington to Willamette, and at
the same time the club will be a me
dium through which students from that
state will become better acquainted
with one another. The membership at
present is 31.
Officers have been chosen for the
opening term as follows: President, S.
W. Russel, Spokane; vict-president, W.
L. Gleiser; secretary-treasurer, H. E.
Tobie; reporter, A. E. Tobie.
An unknown tramp fell beneath the
wheels of a Southern Pacific train, at
Oregon City. Wednesday night and wa
instantly killed. -
Clatsop county has issued a call for
bids for $3999,200 of 6 per cent road
bonds, bids to be opened January 19.
Polk county has about ejomplctclfl
shipping dried prunes, logan and other
berries, and the amount is unusually
Fifteen eauos of impure catsup, a Cal
ifornia product were seized and con
fiscated by Portland health officers,
The public library at Bandon hns a
"book borrowers' list" of 352 persons.
The children, also, are vastly interested
in the entertainment in "story hour."
Speaking of the cost of living, the
Signal says the supply of first cIors
firewood at Sensldo seems to be ex
hausted and "if it weren't for drift
wood on the beach peoplo would be com
pelled to pay what some of tho wood
"It is becoming a common thing to
henr of gold strikes and of mines start
ing in this vicinity: mining wns never
bettor and is growing greater thnn ev
er," is tho linker Herald's latest tes
timonial ns to tho status of mineral
production in Baker.
A number of prospective land buyers
from afar have been in Myrtle Creek
recently, and the Mail says their pres
ence there goes to show that people are
looking that way, "where lnnd hns a
vnloo placed upon it. according to its
worth, instead of a lot of blue sky figures."
Tho Maupin correspondent of tho
Shaniko Stnr reports on social functions
as follows: "The last danco given at
Tygh was not such a howling success
a it might have been. Thero wss too
much ragging. Thoso who think so lit
tle of themselves, especially ladies, had
better bo nt home in bed. Tt is hoped
things will be bettor in the future."
Houlton Herald: The nightly carous
als and raising the devil on tho streets
till 10 o'clock of tho clock 0' nights by
a lot of Bchool boys in their weo 'teens,
la getting to bo an intolernblo nuisnnce,
and if parents do not seo to it that they
stay at home night, then tho city coun
cil should intervene and put a stop to
it by a curfew ordinance and strictly
"GETS-lf," the New Plan Corn Cure,
Makes Any Corn Shrivel, Vanish.
You'll say, "It does beat all how
quick "GETS-IT" got rid of that
corn. It' almost magic!" "GETS
IT" gets every corn, every time, as
sure as the sun rises. It takes about
"Madame, If You'd TJae "GETS-IT"
for Corns, Yon Co old Wear Any
Tight Shoa Easily.
two seconds to apply it. 1 Corn pains
stop, you forget the corn, the corn
shrivels up, and it is gone! Ever try
anything like thatf You never did.
There no more fussing with plaster
that press on the corn, no more salves
that take off the surrounding flesh,
no more bandages. No more knives,
files or razors that make corn grpw,
and causes danger of blood poison.
"GETS-IT" i equally harmless to
healthy or irritated flesh. It "gets"
every corn, wart, callus and bunion
"GETS-IT" is sold at all drug
gists' at 25c a bottle, or sent on re
ceipt of price by E. Lawrence k Co.,
The Chicago Store
Is the greatest in the history of our store. Come and take a look through
great Christmas Bazaar of Holiday Presents for man, woman and child. Prices
away down to make fast selling.
GREAT GAIN MADE BY
The promotion department of the
Commercial Club is showing great gains
as a result of the campaign being wag
ed for new members. Business and pro
fessional men are joining forces with
tho big booster organization nt a grat
ifying rate and it will start the new
year with a strong line-up. The city
has been divided into six district and
is being worked as rapidly as possible
Following is a partial list of thoso
who aro either new menibor or who
have increased their subscription, the
amount subscribed by each being shown:
Xnmee. -1 Tor Year.
Snlem Abstract Co $ 30.00
Salem Fruit Union 30.00
John Moir 30.00
B. L. 8toeves .'. 30.00
S. M. Endicott 30.00
Salem Honk & Trust Co 120.00
W. C. Winslow 18.00
Dr. II. E. Clay 12.00
Rodgcrs Taper Co 120.00
E. T. Barnes 120.00
Statesman Publishing Co 120.00
G. W. Johnson & Co 60.00
Capital Jouriuil 00.00
Josse & Mooro 30.00
Rostein & Greenbaum 30.00
Earl Kilpatrick 12.00
O. I-.-Dick , 12.00
A. It. Wilson 12.00
C. P. Bishop (10.00
Henry B. Th'olsen 24.00
Yokohama Crockery & Tea Co. 24.00
Rny L. Farmer .' 12.00
Dr. Arnold 12.00
Dr. Mark 8. Skiff 12.00
J. Paris 12.00
Geo. E. Waters 30.00
Dr. W.- S. Mott 6.00
J. Baumgartner '. 12.00
A. N. Moores - '.. 12.00
John D. Turner . 12.00
Thos. Brown 12.00
We come to the conclu
sion that it is better to
sell out all our coats and
suits before Christmas
at clearing prices than
to wait until the first
of the new year. No
profits loked for from
now on. Less than half
COATS TO $15.20 NOW
$18.00 and $25.00
All kinds marked out on
the counter for fast
35c and 49c
Vests and Pants
19c and 25c
f ! Suits
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We show the most complete stock of
Silk and Dress Goods in Salem. Come
here and buy your Christmas presents.
Price, yard 15c 25c 35c 49c up
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Are dandy, useful Christma pre- if,,'
ents. We show a complete line of
all kinds. Come and get our prices.
Ladies' Silk Hoe
iory now on salo.
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wig STORE THATSAVES YOU MONEY j $149 g
Next Pundny will be tho winter solstice, the shortest dv In the vesr, and
according to th almunne and the fellow with his running genr shown with
the plan nd specification mnrked Arlo, Pisces, and even hi Cancer
located, It is the first day of winter. Must b right for thero hs been no
winter s yet.
i LADD & BUSH. Rankers ?
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mvc to watcli inces
santly to avoid icorching the
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toiuit nt her c:isc,
the dining tabic
(l twsyt pert l nntKta vaitlr
Dr. B. F. Pound 12.00
Wm. L. Cummings 12.00
W. E. Keyes 12.00
Frank A. Turner 6.00
M. E. Pogue 6.00
R. Cartwright L f... 12.00
B. II. White 12.00
Chna. O. Oischel .'. 12.00
Ben Korheim 12.00
F, J. Rice & Son 12.00
C. L. Lachele 12.00
O. W. naar 12.00
F. P. Fnrrington 12.00
S. R. Livermore 12.00
Lebold Bro 12.00
H. W. Tarker 12.00
Ooorge Cameron ... 12.00
TiniEE QOOD REASONS.
The question arises, why is tho suc
cess of Hilly S. Clifford in tho clever
musical satire " Helievo Mo." Severn!
good reasons might be given, in fact
myriad numbers of them, but tho con
sideration of a few of the most essen
tial will do here. First Caro has been
exorcised to get a bill that will make
an instantaneous impression upon the
people before whom it is presented,
There is nothing nt all in tho bill of
" llelievo Mo" lacking to make it com
plete in every detnil. The story is pret
ty, rarefnlly worked out, the cliinnxiw
nre ritht to tho point and cleverly
worked up to, The. comooly well-defined
and pure, the song numbers arc up
to the inimito. Second Choice of a
lend was carefully considered and no
better one could be secured than Billy
S. Clifford, who handle the title role.
( lever to the extreme as a cnniedwin.
Third In selecting a uporting com-
p.vny to a most capable lead, only the
very best talent possible wa to be
secured and one only noods to see the
s!uw to realize that stub, is tho case,
r'arh member Iwiek of Mr. Clifford has
been especially selected for some one
iwvuliar qualification necessary, when
ombiued with the balance of tho com
pany, to make one complete whole
.trong In tho presentation of the pro
.luction. Here are three good reason
why this vomjmny i haviug such un
precedented success in their Intent cre
ation. They will b seen at the Grand
Opera House ou Christmas niuht.
HEARING ON ASIATIC BILL.
tPMlTKn I'llHh i-RASKD WI8.l
Washington, Dec. 19. Hearings on
tho Raker bill, whoroin Pacific coast
residents will be permitted to air thoir
grovinnces against Japanoso and other
Asiatic, will start January 22, accord
ing to announcement made here today
by tho house immigration committee.
The Raker bill is intended to exclude
all such aliens. Raker expected dele
gation from Seattlo, San Francisco,
and Portland to attend.
A woman's idea of wrong is some
thing a man doos that would be a mis
take if sho did it herself.
HELD FOE MANSLAUGHTER,
riNITKD rSESS LIABKD WIR.
Los Angeles, Cal,, Dec. 19. Victor
Levy, of San Francisco, was arraigned
hero today on a charge of manslaughter
growing out of the death of Florence
Pierce, aged 18, a chorus girl, who was
killod when another automobile collided
with a car in which they were driving.
Levy's preliminary examination was
sot for Dceembor 20. He furnished the
Among Buch a multitude of laws and
conflicting decisions, tho situation is
becoming "confusion worse confounded."
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Buy a box of "SUNKIST" oranges much cheaper
by the box or half-box than by the dozen.
"Suniist" Itmons are the finest, juiciest fruit
mostly seedless thin-skinned, too.
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