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The Store of "Good Merchandise and Low Prices"
Xmas Gifts Galore at Meyers
early in the
SALEM'S BIG HOLIDAY SHOPPING PLACE
You will find here gifts to please every member
of any family. Practical gifts gifts that you can
give with confidence, knowing that they will prove
satisfactory because they came from Meyers
the house of quality.
will be open
and Fri., un
i i l
Eleventh Hour Rush
Causes Auto License
Clerks to Work Nights
Tlie auto owners who join the annual
eleventh hour rush for license tags are
now sending in dead loads of letters
to the license bureau of the office of
the secretary of state anil the force of
clerks is obliged to work nights to keep
up with the clanimor for 1910 tags.
The force betran a month asio to send
X out license numbers for 1916 and used
I every means to speed tho auto ownors
up to lessen the late rush but of little
, avail and even at this time less than
half of the auto owners have secured
The state law says that any car that
is not equipped with a new license tag
on Jaimaray 2 subjects that owner to
I arrest and Chief of Police Welsh states
! that tho law will bo rigidly enforced
In Salem. The owners have been aware
I of hte fact for some timo that there
i was another year duo in this vicinity
T i shortly nt'ter midnight December 31,
but the knowledge, has fuiled to hasten
thorn to send in tho description of their
cars for the license number.
ON THE SECOND FLOOR HAS GREAT
CHARM FOR THE CHILDREN
Dolls, Dishes, Stoves, Doll Beds, Games,
Mechanical Toys, Trains, Model Builders, X
Engines, Drums hundreds of articles to
make children happy. Bring them to see
this great collection from Santa Claus'
storehouse. SPECIAL SALE PRICES
on Dolls, Mirrorscopes, Magic Lanterns,
Engines, Wash Sets, Sewing Baskets and
Hobby Horses. Sale of Dolls at $1.38;
full jointed, real eyelashes, curly hair,
23 inches tall. A Christmas Sale of Char
acter Babies $1,15
For years you have wished for a
market like the Midget Market. Now
all together, boost.
The census of children of school age
between tho years of six and 20, has
just been completed in the Salem school
district, No. 24, the total being 4,40.').
Tho census taken one year ago showed a
total number of 4,510 children of
school age, a falling off this year of
107. This falling off is attributed to the
fact that one year ago, many were at
tending school from the district adjoin
ing No. 24, who were not entitled to
the benefits of the Salem schools, and
to the operation of the new school law.
This law permits pupils from districts
which do not maintain a high school
to attend here, and the couuty pays the
tuition. These students formerly
came to Salem to live, were enumerated,
and did not pay tuition. Now since the
county in which they live pays the tui
tion, they are enumerated at home, out
side of this school district.
A few sacks of No. 1 soft shell Cali
fornia walnuts left at 20c a pound.
"The Christmas Spirit," a Juvenile
cantata will be given by the children
of the First Methodist church Sunday
school Wcdncsdiiv evening. The story
of the cantata is of the little girl who
Let us shrow you our goods.
BOOKS""1" plaln and fancy 1in'11"8S' . -
rirrijrn Ladles' Hand Bags, Men's Wallets and Purses, Tourists
LCiUllUV Traveling Sets, Etc.
BRASS-Smokers' Sets' Book Euds' Etc"
FOUNTAIN PENS-Watenuau'3 Wea1,
JUVENILE BOOKS"1" Eag Liuen ana cloth Bound
STATIONERY-Cianes Finest papers' Etc'' Marcus warils Papers-
the cup. will be worked out by tho stu
dent body, co-operating with Principal j did not fee! a proper Christmas spirit
J. (J. Nelson.
All kinds of nuts, raisins and a lim-!
ited amount of Christnins canities at
closing out prices. Hoggins' llroecry.
The McMinnville lodge of Elks has
invited the Snloin lodge to come over
anil nnv ft friciwllv visit nil the nvr'liilirr
I" 1 - f - n
I of January IS, when tho Salem officers
will put on the initiatory work for the
W. W. Moore of the Moore Furniture
company, is of tho opinion that the tur
key is a lucky bird, as yesterday he
sold two ranges within half an hour
and attributes the sales not only to the
excellence of tho range, but to the fact
i that he just threw in a Christmas tur
key with each range tor good measure.
Why take chances and guess when
you are sure at the Midget Market.
The Commercial Book Store
TOMORROWS BIG SALE-774th WEDNESDAY SURPRISE SALE. DECEMBER 22nd
A Sale of Lace Bureau Scarfs
at 39 cents
Here's a holiday sale of an article that will make unusually desirable gifts and at J
a small outlay. Dainty Lace Edged Scarfs with lace centers in several designs.
Size 15x52. Extra Special for tomorrow EACH 39c
Sale Starts at 8:30
See the Window Display
THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD. NO
BANKRUPT STOCKS OB DISCARD
ED MERCHANDISE SOLD OVER
A basket ball game will be played In
I line gymnusium or me nigu scnoui
I ' Thtira.l.i ir Airaiiinn Vntvnnn 1ia nliimni
. ..... rw..j v.wwi.g V"" u.wu...
and high school teams. Tonight, the
first of a scries of games between the
girls' classes of tho high school will be
ployed in the gymnasium. The game
Thursday evening is open to everyone,
but tonight it is open tor ladies oiyy.
The Midget still leads. Join the wise
ones and boost.
J. Peacock, the migratory bird who
was arrested by the Salem police yes
terday on a charge of vagrancy, was
given five days in the city jail this
morning hv Judge blgm, l'eacock car
ried a full outfit for sleeping and
eating in a pack weighing nearly 100
pounds and even carried n book of reci
pes for camp cookery but it was evident
that, he had neglected soap in his equip
ment. Dr. M. P. Mendelsohn Is having a
fine time in southern California and
will be back in his office January 1st.
At the regular meeting of the choss
and checker club this evening, n com
mittee will rjc appointed to get into
communication with Mr. Jordan, the
champion checker player of tho world.
.Mr. Jordan is 1111 r.nglislimtin nnd is
now traveling on the coast nnd will be
in Portland sometime this winter. The
Salem club hopes to induce Mr, Jordan
to stop ol f a day in the city and piny a
few games with the would-be Sulem
but was finally brought into the right
frame or miul by all sorts or iiuries,
as well as spirits representing joy, hope,
pence, lov and ninny others that are
supposed to hover close to earth espe
cially during the Christinas season of
the yenr. Among those who will take
somo of the lending parts in the cantata
are Catherine Vincent, Emmett Sutn
merville, I.eonn Oeer, Miss Grace
Thompson, Helen Emir, Paul Jones, Ev
ert Ctivens and Carson Hunt. The
Christmas spirit of love will be rep
resented by Gretchen Brown, nnd cheer
fulness by Helen Mclntul'ff. Others
tnking part are Dorothy Thompson,
Violet Sturgil and Esther Paranangian.
The accompanists nro Miss Harper on
the piano, Miss Field as organist, Miss
Marv Schultz, violin. The cantata will
be directed by Prof. E. B. Walsh.
Christinas turkey shoot, December
22nd, l'ratuin, hot lunch, special ac
comodations, tine birds.
Joseph Walker, living six miles south
of the city, has traded for a farm in
Klickitat county, Washington, and will
soon move with his family to make his
new home in thnt county. Tho trade
was made with C'hns. D. Fults, part of
the consideration being a lOnere tract
south of the city and two lots in Ran
dall's addition to Salem. The deal was
made by J. E. Scott.
Free concert tonight, 8 p. m a the
Valley Music House, 2(14 North Com
mercial, by popular Salem artists, fea
turing Mrs. W. Carlton Smith, vocal
ist; Mrs. Anna Hogers Fish, dramatic
reader; Mrs. Viola Vercler Holman and
Miss Mary Schultz, violinists; Misb
Ceorgnbelie Booth, pianist. Yoit arc
invited. Brin your friends.
Warden J. W. Minto and Frank
Davcy, chief clerk, went to Coryallis
this morning to confer with President
Kerr of the 0. A. C., regarding the
school system to bo established in the
Prof. D. E. Busc, professor of psych
ology of the University of Oregon, ad
dressed tho Monday meeting of the
teachers of the three junior schools nnd
the high school yesterday afternoon m
the auditorium of the high school.
Another musicale. Manager C. F.
Hull, of the Valley Music House, has
decided to give another free concert,
similar to the first which was such a
hit n few weeks no. Tho program will
be bv popular Salem musical and lit
ernrv people featuring Mrs. W. Carlton
Smith, vocalist; Mrs. Anna Hogers
Fish dramatic reader; -Mrs. 101a
Vercler Ilolimin nnd Miss Mary Schultz
violinists; Miss (ieorgnbelle Booth,
pianist. Tonight, S p. m. All invited.
The contract for the wiring and light- j
ing of tho municipal Christmas tree, to
be erected by the Cherrians, wns
awarded last evening to George I'ettin
gill, who has done the work for the past
two years. The Cherrians have for the
past two years placed a Christmas tree
on tho co'urt house lawn, lighted and
An anticipated concert of the week
will lie the program to bo given by a
group or Salem s popular musiciu mm
literary people tonignt at s ociocu hi
the Valley Music House, under the
management of C. F. Hull. The eon
cert will be free and similar to tho on
iovable musicale recently given under
Mr. Hull. Those who will take part ! -will
be Mrs. iVola Vercler Holman and !
Miss Marv Schultz, as violinists; Mrs. 1
W. Carlton Smith, vocalist; Miss
(ieorgabelle Booth, pianist, nnd Mrs. ;
Anna Hogers Fish, dramatic reader. j
Xmas Specials At
8 Lbs. of Sweet potatoes for 25c
Creamery Butter (not storage
Best Mixed Nuts 15c
1 Soft Shell Walnuts,
All Around Town
Dr. Mondlosohn will bo at his office
January 1, li)l. tf
The Loyal Sons of the Christian
church will hold a special business
meeting this evening at their club
rooms in the church.
Bofore placing your printing ardor,
rhono 21711. Fuller Printing Concern.
J, Peacock, who looked anything but
what tho proud namo might imply, was
arrested und lodged in the city jail to
day on a churgo of vngniucy.
Dr. R. T. Mclntire, pnyslclnn and
urgoou, 14 Masonic bldg. Phone 410. j
The river Is rising today, with a stnge'
of 11.7 feet ubove zero. The rainfall for
the ill hours before 8 o'clock this morn
ing wus .72 of an inch.
Eloctrlc baths and massage under
your phvsicinn's directions. N. N. lm
us, 218 Hubbard Bldg. Phono 055. tf
Now Is the time to buy a farm, ac
cording to a real estale dealer who not
only sells farms, but his nisi noted
thnt mnny farms are now being offered
for sale at prices nboul nneluilf of the
valuation of four yenvs afo.
I have moved by tailor Bhop from 37
evening the Chamber of Commerce of
Portland will banquet both , tho mem
bers of the Imitation ('onmess and the
j Development league.
Got your Christmas geose and tur
keys of C. it. Sperling and Son.
Wires are coming down on High,
Court nnd Cottngo streets, tho proper
ty of tho Portland Railway, Light and
Power company, which have been until
recently leased by tho Oregon Electric.
Tho O. K. is now taking its current
from tho wires strung ulong Front
street. Tho poles on High and Court
street will come down in n few days,
complying with tho city ordinance.
Dr. W. D. McNary, superintendent of
the eastern Oregon stnto hospital nt
Pendleton, is in the city to consult with
the state board of control.
Best No. 1 Imported Walnuts,
2 pounds for 35c
One Pound of Christmas Candy
free with each purchase of one
dollar or more.
Damon & Son
NO RENT LOW PRICES
New Today Ads, one cent per
BRITISH CRUISER IN GULF.
uaivesTon, Texas, vw. s. y-,
ilentified British cruiser with four fun- j .
nels appeared off here today, but do-IT
dined to respond to wireless cnlls. It ' ?
is believed she is tho same one that pa-,
trolled near here recently. i
Appreciated Christmas Gifts at
The Store of Housewares
13.5 N. Liberty.
Don't fall to visit the Midget Mar
ket this week. Meats extraordinary.
Onions are cheaper, oranges are com
ing down, eggs are or will be at a low
er price beforo the end of tho week,
sugar costs one cent a pound less thnn
one yenr ago and butler is selling for
lesg than one week ago, all of which is
cheering news for the housekeepers
with the big Christmas dinner to pre
pare. And added to all these reduced
prices, is the fact thnt beefsteak and
pork chops are cheaper than nt any
time during the yenr. Cook, eat and be
merry for the Cliristmns season is now
nt hnnd and the cost of eating coming
No guess work at the Midget Market.
Yon are sure to get what you want.
The closing of the schools for the
lunches while doing your shopping
anyone seen McOlashan? The
Dr. fltono's Drug Btore.
The Rev. HaiTy E. Marshall and fam
ily will move from their homo in tho
Baptist pnrsonngo the latter part of this
week nnd take looms in tho ( ourt apart
ments. Dr. Stone's drug store.
A. Ii. Page, with his parents, arrived
in tho city a few days ago and are
sinking their homo for tho present at
lllofl Court street. They are from Al
berta, but intend to remain hero perm
All kinds of dry wood, sawed of 4 ft.,
lowest prices. Prompt delivory. Star
Wood v.o.. Phono 4-0. Kith and Oak
Stnto street across the
l'uolo's Drug store, Xo.
street. Kooiu 1. John Sundin,
Dr. M. P. Mondelsohn writes from
Fresno, Cul,, thnt with the fine weath
er they have been hning in that sec
tion of the state, ho has grently im
proved and that he expects to bo a well
man when ho returns hero January 1 to
tnko up his prnctice. ,
Fresh ranch eggs, 35 cents a dozou.
C. h. Sperling nnd Son.
The annual home coming of Company
M, O. N. ()., will bo celebrated at the
armory tomorrow night. All Spanisn
wnr veterans and former members in
good slnnding nro invited to attend this
aniiunl event. An Informal program bus
been prepared and an effort will be
made to make everybody fell at home
and enjoy himself.
Fresh ranch eggs. 30 cents a dozen.
C. L. Sperling and Son.
Tho Oregon Dovoloumont league will
hold its soskIoiis this week in I'm Hnnd
Immediately following the close of the
Oregon Irrigation congress. Thursday
streot ovor following letter was received today at
37UVj Stato.tho Commercial club: "I am trying to
loento my uncle, llionuis JMcGlnslinu,
who is supposed to be farming in the
neighborhood of Sulem, Huve henrd he
had a livery barn and ulso some stock
running horses 10 years ago in Salem.
I hnvo important news for him from
Scotland. Alex Mcdlnslian, Wilnictte,
OUR SALE A HUMM
Although we were advised not to start anything at the present time we are well
satisfied and more than pleased with the success of our efforts. There are people
and plenty of them, too, right here, that are willing to save a few dollars, in fact
it helps a whole lot about Christmas time.
Enjoyed at every menl, a
Universal Percolator) complete
line nt the Store of Housewares.
135 N. Liberty St.
Don't overlook the White Swan holiday vacation will be observed at the
high school with exercises Thursday af
ternoon. Tho orchestra and glee cluti
will take part in tho program. Short
talks will be made by pupils from the
public speaking department of the
school nnd the girls of tho gymnasium
class will givo an Indian club drill.
This entertainment, ns well as all pro
grams given in tho auditorium of the
high seiino, is open to tho public, nnd to
the Thursday afternoon exercises, the
citizens of Sulem nro invited.
Did you sny guess? Come to the Mid-
! get nnd be certain.
Ho will appreciate a box of Hygrado
Salem made cigars.
To aid in the establishing of a pro
duce market by the farmers in this
community, the Salem Fruit 1'nion of
fered spneereo of rent to the commit
tee of farmers and members of the ng
riculturul club nt their meeting held
yesterday, No formnl action was taken,
as it was decided to call a meeting
of the farmers early in Jnnunrv when
Dr. II. E. Olinger, chairman of the
entertainment committee of the Cher- j
rinns, has called a meeting of all the
sub-committees to meet nt tho Commer
cial club this evening nt 7:30 o'clock
for the purpose of going ovor the plans
for the nnnual banquet, January 3, and
to further develop the work of that ev
ening. It is understood nmong the
Cherrians that tho several committees
intend to ninko the work of that even-
tho mnttcr Will lirt tlmrmmlil V il iuciiHum!
Opinions of experts as well us farmers! inR 80 interesting thnt for yeijTs to come
will bo expressed nt this coming meet- JnnmiTy 8, 1015, will be recalled by tho
Also a Nice Line
lug ns to the most prnctlcnl ways of
marketing farm produce.
Now is the time to corns to the aid
of the market that luit meat prices
where they belong, Tlie Midget, N'uf
Ill order to encourage athletics in the
four cltiNses of the high school, the
Civics club has offered n silver cup,
which will bo presented to the school
Thursday morning by Dr. J. X. Smith,
president and Hollin l. Page, secretary
of the Civics club. The cup is to be
the permanent property of the high
school, the clnsses winning having their
numerals engraved on the trophy. The
details of tho events in competition for
oldest inhabitant Cherrinn.
Coffee purchased from the
Store of Housewares, lies blend
ed in the green state for (1 to 8
months and not mixed after or
immediately beforo roasting.
135 X. Libert v St Phone 67
One man bought a pair of three fifty
shoes for two forty-eight and saved
the price of five pair of good sox.
Another bought a fifteen dollar suit for
nine eighty-eight and saved enough to
pay for a hat. and two suits of woolen
underwear; and we might go on down
the line but it's not what we've done
but it is what we are going to do that
we want to tell you about. We are go
ing to make a desperate effort to do as
much business in the next three days
before Xmas as .we have done in the
past seven days. Can we do it? If
prices count for anything, Yes!
HERE THEY ARE, TAKE A LOOK:
Men's Suits $10 ones at $6.48, $12.50
ones at $8.68, $15 ones at $9.88, $16.50
ones at $10.48, $18 ones at $11.98, $20.00
ones at $13.48, $22.50 ones at $14.98, $25
ones at $16.78.
Men's Shoes in black or tan, lace or
button, the PACKARD make, all lasts,
including the popular English, at $2.48
Men's Trousers $2.50 kind at $1.98,
$3.50 ones at $2.68, $4.00 kind at $2.98,
$4.50 kind at $3.38, $5.00 kind at $3.73,
$6.00 kind at $4.48.
Men's Shirts $3.00 ones for $2.28,
$2.50 ones for $1.88, $2.00 ones for $1.48,
$1.50 ones for $1.13, $1.25 ones for 88c,
$1.00 ones for 48c, $2.50 tan corded
shirts with military collars, new ar
rivals at, $1.48, flannel shirts that were
$1.50 to $3.00 are now 78c to $1.98.
ODD COATS AND VESTS
One lot, small sizes only, are going
at $1.48 though worth three times as
Men's 50c heavy derby ribbed cotton
Underwear and 75c Swiss ribbed
athletic neck, are each 35c, $1.50 Coop
er's Australian wool shirts and draw
ers at 98c, $3.00 Cooper's spring needle
wool at $1.13 the garment, $5.00 fancy
ribbed wool athletic neck for $1.63
each, and our regular , $6.00 French
ribbed silk and wool is a bargain at
$1.78 the garment.
Men's Hats at $1.12 for the $2.00, and
$1.98 for the $3.00 kind. We also have
men's cloth hats for rough weather
autoing, etc., the regular $1.50 and $2
are now 98c.
Men's $1.25 ties in leather case are
73c, 75c tie and pin combination set in
fancy box, 38c, 50c, 75c and $1.00,
Xmas tics at 38c and 50c, 35c ties at
21c, and a few of the 25c ones in fancy
boxes left at 19c.
Umbrella weather is still with us, the
$1.00 umbrellas arc 65c, and so on up
to $5.00 ones at $3.50.
Then there's Oxford bags in 15, 16
and 17-in. at $2.48, $2.98 and $3.48, that
were $4.50, $5.00 and $5.50 and $2.50
sweaters, for $1.48, $2.00 and $2.25 V
neck Jersey knit sweaters at 98c, 50c
wool socks at 38c, and 25c wool sox for
For men's gifts there are solid leath
er suit cases, and travelling bags, bath
robes, smoking jackets, hundreds of
silk and linen handkerchiefs, etc.,
fancy suspenders, belts, etc. In fact
the entire stock with the exception of
Ide collars, Holeproof and Phoenix
hose is on sale.
G. W. JOHNSON & CO.