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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, PKTPAY, DEC. 10, 1915.
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DO YOUR CHRISTMAS
USEFUL GirTS ARE
HANDKERCHIEF DEPARTMENT Best assortment and
best values. All Linen Handkerchiefs 10c, 15c,
25c, 35c and 50c. Dainty designs. Also cheaper
lines of Kerchiefs from 2 cents up.
LADIES' WHITE APRONS-Nice dainty goods, at re
FOR MEN We have nice Neckwear, Suspenders,
Socks and Gloves.
FURS at big reductions. They make appreciated gifts.
'UMBRELLAS in great variety. Nice ones at $2, $1.50
and $1.00 each.
SILK BOOT HOSIERY 25c and 50c a pair.
246 COMMERCIAL Si. SALEM, ORE
Polk County Budget
Requires 20 Mill Tax
The county court of Tollc county
'will be In seBtson nt the court house
iu the city of Dalian, Oregon, in the
court room thereof, on tlio liOth .lay of
December, 19115, at the hour of 10 o'
clock in the forenoon of said day, at
A man who
when Old Prob
Ot Prot.ctor Hit, 75 c.nU
Satisfaction Guaranteed T&fR'S
Send for catalog
A. J. TOWER CO.
; Special PAce i
which time and place opportunity for
u urn una complete discussion or the
estimates of the amount of money pro
posed to bo rained bv taxation for the
ensuing year, will bo given any tax
payer subject to such tax levy, when
made, to be beard in favor of or
ngninst nny proposed tax lovies.
Total estimated expense of the
county lor the year 11U0 ....275,103
The probable receipts of Tolk
county for the year 1)410 from
other sources than direct tax
ation upon real and personal
property are estimated to bo 5,3011
Total amount to be raised by
direct taxation 270,190
Total to be raised in general
fund Including state tax 179,070
Total to bo raised for county
school fund, including high
schools and libraries 57,525
Total to i.e raised for general
rond fund 38,300
This cstimnted budget makes pro
vision tor Polk county's share of the
cost of the inter-county bridge across
the Willamette river at Snlem.
The vomit v court recommends thnt
there be levied upon thu property liable
(leneinl fund, including state tux,
(lenernl rond fund, 3 mills.
School fund, 4.25 mills.
Don't forget Red Cross seals in your
Christmas preparedness program.
AGGIES MAY LOSE STEWART.
Corvallis, Or., Dec. 10. Of-
if fered a salary of WOO a your
to I'ourh the football team of
the Michigan Agricultural col-
lege, Dr. K. J. .Stewart, may
leave the Oregon Agricultural
$ college, where he turned out an
exceptionally stron eleven this
Bikers 24 Miles Ahead of Eecord.
New York, IJec. 10. Two of the
teams which have been clinging tena
ciously to the leaders in the six day
bicycle race at Ma.lison Square Harden
lost a lap at 9 a. m. today, and eleven
teams were bunched in the lead. Up
to that hour, 2,000 miles and one lap
were traversed. The former record
for tho same time was 2.0UG miles and
To Coach Nebraska,
Bloomington, 111., Dec. 10. E. O.
Stichm, football coach of the Univer
sity of Nebraska, will coacii the In
diana eleven next year. Stichm will
become head intercollegiate athletic di
rector. May Act As Scout
Chicago, Dec. 10. Billy Sullivan
formerly with the Chicago" Americans
and lust "year with the Minneapolis Am
erican association club today declined
to say whether he will accept the offer
of the Chicago Nationals to coach
young, pitchers and act as scouts. ,
Australian Sport Be-Knighted.
San Franeisco, Dec. 10. Hugh Mc
intosh, formerly prominent boxing pro
moter in Australia is to be .knighted,
according to information brought here
by passengers on the liner Ventura.
This will be his reward for activity
iu securing recruits for England. Mc
intosh is reported to have been one of
the lending war party leaders in New
Zealand and Australia.
Approves Football Schedule.
Seattle, Wash., Dee. 10. The Uni
versity of Washington board of control
has approved the football schedule
made at the recent conference meeting
in J'ortlnnd but took under advisement
the adoption of the basketball sched
ule, basketball games were scheduled
with teams that insist on playing
freshmen and the bonrd of control
postponed action until next week
whether the games Bhould be played.
A eommitteo of tho bonrd, composed
of Dr. David Thomson, Tom Alderson
and Hay Gardner, to confer with the
alumni representative, Dr. Don Palmer,
will scout around for a new football
coach for the university team.
Cross Examination of
McManigal In Progress
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 10. Ortie Mc
Mimical, state witness in the M. A.
Schmidt dynamite and murder trial,
faced the cross-examination of defense
attorneys this afternoon. Ilia direct
ouestioniuor cmic.luiliul. the Iawvam fnr
Schmidt, headed by Senator Nate CogU-
inn, unucKou ins story witn vigor ,
The defense claimed Bchmidt wn not
connected with the alleged dynamiting
of the Times by McMiiuigal'a evidence.
A gasp ran through the courtroom
when the confessed ilvnnmitar nn tlia
stand exhibited an nlurm clock bomb.
A bomb of that character was used to
blow up tho Times, according to the
state. McManigal cxnliiiiiod how the
device worked, and asserted four such
iniernni maciiincs were used in caus
ing disastrous explosions in Peroria,
111., iu one night.
. 1,200 SERBS CAPTURED
Berlin, by wireless to Sayville, L. I..
Dec. 10. Austro-Germnn enpture of
1,200 Herbs nnd Montenegrins and Bul
garian capture of 10 English cannon,
south of Htrnmnitzii, was reported of
Shipping Men Think
Vessel Is Identified
New York, Dec. 10. Shipping men
feared this nfternoon the new Dnnte
Alighieri, in service less tluin a year,
was the vessel submarined as reported
in London cables.
There are, however, two vessels of
One is comparatively small: the new
one is a 10,000 ton ship plying between
rsew lorn, iMiples nnd Genua. Ibis one
left here October 25 with more than
1,000 passengers, arriving Tucsdny at
Naples. She was scheduled to return
to New York on the 18th, but as the
sailing wns cancelled, it is assumed
Italy requisitioned her.
HOPEWELL IS QUIET.
Petersburg, Vn., Doc. 10. rTopcwell
Is quiet. The militia commander there
itemed this nfternoon that any troops
had been killed or that there had been
lynching after the conflagration In the
eitv yesterday. HelMgees insist thero
wns a lynching,
rortlund people who find it hard to
choose between the charms of chick
ens nnd cows can dudgo the Issue by
attending both shows.
HARLAN, 2 h' In. CORTLEY, 2H Id.
Will Pay Railroad 2.50 An
Acre and Also Certain Por
tion of Taxes Paid
A proposal to compromise the Oregon
California land grant question will be
made by the committee representing
the state,; providing the railroad de
mauds that tho state make a definite
offer. Briefly, the state will offer to
pay the railroad $2.50 an acre tor every
acre in its holdings of 2,300,000 acres
in Oregon and, in addition, nil the mon
ey it has paid in taxes on a valuation
in excess of $2.50 an acre. The railroad,
however, will be asked to deduct from
this total whatever money has been re
ceived through its sale of lands in the
This agreement was Teached bv the
committee representing the state this
morning at a conference held in the
governor's' office and nt which the
.Southern Pacific was to have been rep
resented. The delegates from the rai
road failed to arrive in time for the
conference but will meet with the state
committee this afternoon.
In agreeing to make its proposal the
state recognizes no moral obligation but
makes its ioffor solely for the purpose
of reaching a settlement in the matter
which has been the subject of a num
ber of conferences and is apparently
still rar trom solution.
Generous to Railroad.
Governor Withvenmhe was utrnncrlv
, ' i -
in favor of letting the railroad make
something; on the deal as a settlement
means that approximately $12,000,000
will accrue to the state, part of whica
would go ' into the' irreducible school
fund and the remainder be divided
among the various counties interested.
Present assessed valuation of the 2,
auu.uuu acres is aoout $zu,ouu,UOU.
The railroad company maintains that,
regardless of the funds accruing from
sale of lands, it is $2,309,000 behind,
and that this is the reason it asks the
state to join it in petitioning congress
to release it from its obligations. Al
though valued originally at $2.50 an
acre, the lands have recently been as
sessed at more than $10 an acre. For
the past two years the railroad has ne
glected to pay these taxes.
In accepting the state's offor, Gov
ernor Withycombe estimates that the
railroad would get nearly $8,000,000. In
order for Oregon to get the $12,000,000
it would be necessary for the state to
sell the lands secured from the railroad.
This gale, the governor believes, should
be made only to actual settlers and not
to individuals for the purpose of specu
luting in cither the timber or the land.
To this. end he pieposed that sales
be made in tracts- not to exceed 100
acres at $2.50 an acre, paymeut to be
completed in 10 yearB. Each quarter
section so sold, however, should not
have more than 1,00000 feet of stand
ing timber .on it or the settler would
be required to pay for all additional
Would Protect Settler.
"The Btate," declared Governor
Withycombe, "should seek to protect
tho actual home builder. The small Bet
tier with Ilia-tittle cottage and a small
barn on his farm should be given pro
tection that will make it worth his
while to develop the property, and for
this reason I don't favor letting heav
ily timbered tracts go into tho hands of
those who wish only to make a profit
in the lumber market."
The governor also was of tho opinion
that it would be a good step for the
state to tako over deforested lands for
tho purpose of reforestation. He be
lieves that a wonderful revival in the
lumber industry, with particular refer
ence to Oregon, will follow the moment
tho European war is ended,
Senator 8, M. Garland of Linn coun
ty, declared himself willing to give the
railroad a bonus simply that the con
troversy may be settled. Ho declared
the state didn't owe the railroad a cent
above the originnl $2.50 valuation and
charged Unit the road had not lived up
to its agreement with Oregon. Before
n settlement is reached, he continued,
the company Bhould give an accounting
for nil money received for sale of lands.
If tho railroad has lost money on thet
lands it is not the state's fault, he
Taxes Are Big Item.
Senator L. E. Benn of Lane county, a
member of the committee, avered that
there are two essentials which the state
must insist on. First, the state must
have its delinquent taxes now due on
tho property and second, the land
should bo privately owned and utilized.
There is now owing Lane county on tho
holdings, ho stated, about $200,000 iu
taxes, interest and penalties.
On its holdings the railroad company
lias paid $l,9r5,llH exclusive of the
19H mid 1915 assessments which have
not vet been met. Taking two-thirds
as the averago- valuation throughout
the state the road declares it has paid
about $.'1,000,000 in taxes on a valua
tion of $1.05 nn aero. On this valuation
a total of more than $1,000,000 has been
paid siuco the land grant was made.
Absence, of railroad representatives
at tins morning's meeting prevented
adjudication of the mutter. Hoprcscn
tativo W. I, Vawter of Medford, and
C. E, Spence of Oregon City, advised
tho eommitteo by letter that they would
be unable to attend.
Staten Plans Possessed
Little Military Value
San Francisco, Dec. 10. Heports of
the uncovering of a spy plot, which
aroused army men today, were set at
rest this afternoon when Captain Rich
ard L. Dingley, of the California Na
tional Guard explained the alleged
theft of fortification plans from the
When the home of Henry McDonald,
former guardsman in the quartermas
ter's department was raided early ty
day police found plans of mortars at
Fort Winfield Scott, ; The plans, had
disappeared threo months ago and pos
sessed little military valut.
McDonald is held nt the city prison.
Italy says she wants no separato
'peace. So do the rest of them; but
people are entitled to their doubts.
Points Out Especial Needs
of California and Puget
Washington, Dec. 10. Paget Sound,
laliiornia and the Atlantic region
were termed "critical areas," needing
particular defense, in a special defense
report of the war eolege submitted to
day to Secretary of War Garrison. The
report, advocating a program of pre
paredness rar greater than the admin
istration adopted, counselled that for
tnese three areas the needs are:
Puget Sound, one division of troops,
lesB tne divisional cavalry, and a bri
gade of cavalry. .
California, one division and a bri
gade of cavalry,
Atlantic region, the same as Cali
fornia. The war college recommendations,
based on the Monroe doctrine and the
avoidance of entangling alliances, call
ed for a co-ordinate plan of land and
sea defense. For the land forces, the
college advised 1,500,000 men either
fully or partly trained.
These would be divided into stand
ing armp of 121,000 with the colors
plus 379,000 reserves at the end of an
eight year enlistment term; a contin
ental army, trained three months a
year for each of three years, totalling
500,000 and 500,000 others on furlough
subject to field duty after an addition
al three months training; while there
would be no additional provision for
The cost of this plan would be $353,
460,000 the first year. The administra
tion plan contemplates a $182,234,559
outlay . annually when the system it
suggests is in full operation.
Reinforcement of the island posses
ions was suggested, and the college
pointed out that miles of coast line lie
unguarded by harbor defenses and that
hence strong mobile forces are needed
to guard aaginst an enemy b landing
force. Particular attention was paid
to the Philippines and Hawaii and it
was suggested there must be a strong
controlling navy in the Pacific if this
nation ever needed to send forces
, WILLAMETTE NOTES
The Y. M.-Y. W. C. A. have decided
to hold another joint vesper service,
since the last one was so greatly en
joyed by all. The two associations will
therefore meet Sunday afternoon in tho
Philodorian halls at 3 o'clock. Prof.
James T. Matthews will speak on
"The Christmas Spirit," and special
musical talent has been secured for the
occasion. The last vesper service was
well attended by townspeople as well
as university students nnd any and all
who are interested are cordially in
vited tne coming Sunday.
The Y. M. C.'A. extension depart
ment which is under the charge of Jo
seph Gerhart is planning on making
several deputation trips during the hol
idays to neighboring towns and cities
as requests hnve come in for them to
send out speakers and musical talent
This is a commendable line of work
and Mr. Gerhart is giving a great deal
of his time to tho advancement of the
Y. M. C. A. work in the extension de
partment. The Woman's Willamette club today
read a resolution which provided that
hereafter the Willamette athletic field
should be officially known as the
Swectlnnd Field inasmuch as Dr. G, J.
Swectland. Jr., was the direct cause of
the iield being established and through
his constant untiring efforts it has
come to be recognized as one' of the
best athletic fields in the northwest.
Dr. Sweetlend is now athletic director1
of Hobart college in New York and hts
record lor the year shows thnt not a
single uerent nas oeen cnaiitea up
against his football team. He is fast
establishing a record as a coach at his
old alma mater.
The yell writing contest which has
been on at Willamette for some time
wob closed recently and this morning
the students were given the enance to
decide which was the most popular
yell thnt had been written. A large
W. U. pillow top wns given for first
prize and a pennant for second place.
The winners are not known yet as the
ballots had not been counted.
The competitive essav contest which
was inaugurated by John Gary while1
he wns forensic manager was completed
this morning when Paul Smith, present
manager, announced the decision of the
judges in awnrding places to the con
testants. Iu a brief speech before pre
senting the prizes, Mr. Smith stated
that man was ono example where sur
vival of the fittest did noV depend upon
brute force alone, but that mind was
tho predominant factor. This ho used
to illustrate that debaters, orators and
essayists who represent colleges should
receive as much recognition for their
efforts as do atheletes who represent
the college in athletic contstB. First
place was awarded to James Reed Bain
it ociiiui, u" inn vnrtnj. n uuuu twn
of the Great War," Iu his ossay, Mr.
Bum endeavors to do away with tne
dices which are advanced as reas
ons for stating that this or that nation
is to blame, and tries to take a talr
minded, impartial outlook on the war
and its following consequences. It is
an essny that one would gain from by
reading over and in ordor tnac every
one mny have the privilege of so doing
it will be published in a noar edition
of the Collegian. Mr. Hubert Blatch-
ford, a senior, took second place, wane
Mr. Walter Glolser, also a senior, re
ceived third place.
ceived third place, The frlat priM was
a beautiful cardinal and gold Indian
blanket "with the W. V. monogram
worked In the center. Second prize
was a large w, U. pennant.
Two girls won the first prizes for
electrical prosperity week essays, and
girls took 1H of the 25 prises. Explan
ations are duo from the boys.
"We must learn it is jnst at neces
sary to provide labor as learning for
( li imtk arlm nnn.l U It ,- PAV Frank
L. Loveland. It is something worth
thinking about during the glad Christ
Awaiting insurance adjust
ments because of last night's
It must, of necessity, be sev
eral days before we can open
We wish to express our appre
ciation of the splendid service
done by the Salem Fire Depart
ment. HAMMOND-BISHOP CO.
Home of the Paramount Pictures
Today and Saturday
The Popular Photoplay Star
In the Paramount Production
The Secret Sin
Also the second installment of the new
PARAMOUNT NEWS WEEKLY
COMING SUNDAY .
Mary Pickf ord
The Good Little Devil
THE CHORUS LADY
' Placed Under Arrect
San Francisco, Dec. 11. I. W.
Schweitzer, arrested on charge of hav
ing counterfeiting molds in his posses
sion, today faces the possibility of
more serious complications as the re
sult of a pamphlet found in his posses
sion which tells, iu language and lay
men can understand, how to manu
facture bombs. Schweitzer was given a
preliminary hearing this afternoon be
fore United States Commissioner Krull.
LOW BATES FOB IMMIGRANTS.
Chicago, Dec. 10. Immigration Com
missioner Cuminotti said here today he
will ask congress to amend the inter
state commorce act so that immigrant
farm laborers may secure low railroad
rates and he will also seek permission
to send thousands of unemployed men
to work on government lands.
WOULD INVESTIGATE PLOTS
Washington, Dec. 10 Senator Lodge
of Massachusetts this afternoon moved
appointment of a senate eommitteo to
investigate bomb plots and tne sinking
of the Lusitania, Arabic, Ancona and
Over in Europe they dig inj down nt
Panama" thev dig out: at both places
something important is expected to
happen by next spring.
Prune- - Loganberry
Combination Bos for a
Or a paper wrapped sealed 10 lb, box
or our fancy
PHEASANT PERFECTION PBUNES
Ton can't beat it for an approprtata
seasonable gift to your eastern friends,
While uie box loots It will speak to
them every day about Salem, Oregon.
Sea display in Both Grocery Oo.'s win
dow, or at our office... Thousands of
them are going, order yours today.
Alwnva Watch Thift
We hsrs all kinds of Axes, Sledges, Wedges, Saw and Equipments)
AU kinds of Comas ted Iron
- A good 1800.00 Laundry Mangel,
IB AND 120 NEW OVERCOATS AT M.00.
X pay 1 18 cents par pound for old rags.
X 97 hlgnast prlc for hid and for.
H. Steinbock Junk Co.
The Hons of Half a Villi on Bargains.
SOI North Commercial Street.
want ad 13 wonderful
Try one ifyou havelost somethiiA
CALL FOB BIDS. SALE OF BONDS.
The undersigned will receive Bealod
bids up to 5 o'clock p. m. Monday, De
cember 20, 1915, for improvement
bonds of the city of Balem, Oregon, to)
the amount of $(1,709.67. Interest at
the rate of 6 cer cent tier annum rtav-
able semi-annually at Salem, Oregon.
Bight is reserved by tho city to reject
any and all bids.
ujias. r. jetjUIN,
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AT DRUG 6 16T8. OR TRIAL BOX BY MAIL 60.
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Ad Chnncpa Ofrn
for both Boot's and Buildings.
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