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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAR. 2, 1916.
New Spring Merchandise on
Display Throughout Salem's Big Store
These fresh showings of beautiful Spiring Goods will be of interest to all who are
interested in the latest things for the coming season. .
FREE EMBROIDERY LESSONS
Classes from 8 :30 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Owing to the large number who are taking advantage of the free embroidery I
$ lessons being given daily in our Art Department, Mrs. Dickson has found it neces-1
sary to start instruction at 8:30 a. m. Learn all the new embroidery stitches, t
f See the Grecian Cut Lace Work, absolutely new and beautiful. Learn how to do
t it free.. Visit the Art Section today.
- Salem 's quality and service
I 1 V 1 i " K 1
AH Around Town
Flax Rasing Could
Succeed If Farmers
Kugenc Bosso, of Mnlom, o Belgian
and acknowledged to bo ono of the
most experienced flux men in the
country, says that by cooperation on
the part of farmers the flux industry
eaa be mndo a profitable success in
tho Willamette valley.
In a letter embodied in the flux bul
letin being issued by the school of
Gives a brilliant frlosnr shine that
docs not rub off or dust off that
anneal to (he Iron (hut lasts lour
times KB lontf ah any other.
Black Silk Stove Polish
Is In a cUhh by Itself. It 'a mure
(artfully nimle and tmulo
liom bt iler muUrtalt,
Try ft on your pnrtor
IhclwHt puljah you
ever unod, your
grocery tit tiler ig
udi'Tixcil lt r--funtl
Vwjr Drop" S. ( ii
Atu & Vf Tin. n
Lincensed Lady Em
balmer Moderate Prices
Latest Methods Are
Found Only At
Phone 724. Salem, Ore.
CAES Or ANT KIND, TOE
ANT PLACE, AT ANT TIME
Good Quag In connection fu
itoragt of can.
SALEI TAXI CO.
OPEN ALL NIOHT.
316 StU Stmt.
commerce, University of Oregon, Mi
Rosso presents his plan. For a number
of years Mr. Bosso was employed by
the department of agriculture ns n fin-
expert, and in that way be was instru
mental 111 first interesting Willamette
valley citizens in flux growing 15 or 20
years ttgo. He bought a fimn at Sa
lem and has grown flux there for many
years. In bis letter he says:
Work is Interesting.
"All is said about the growing of
flax, but it must be added that when
it is properly handled for fiber, it is so
pleading so interesting, so well paying
and prepares the land so nicely for the
following crop that, once in it, you will
soon sow flax every year and in a very
few years wo will have u nulionnl flax
"Now we need tlio buyers of the
flax from the furmers to give them the
regular market. They want to erect
their mill in, a well selected place on n
river, or lake, or pool, that will furnish
them plenty o'f soft water to establish
their tanks for retting, which lakes an
experienced man to judge of the degree
to ret, and it takes the proper men to
prepare it for market, as it. is of such
great value from 20 to 40 cents n
pound in normal time.
How Tanks Are Made.
"Tn Belgium the tanks are made to
contain two Ions of flax straw, and they
ret tlio flnx twice in tank in generally
12 days, according to the temperature
(50 degrees Y. The function of the mill
will be to take care of nil the flax of
fered them, that, is, straight flax for
water-ret; retted flax for tow; and
waste flax for upholstery tow; to turn
nil the i'mx into marketable fiber; to
market it and to give all information
required by the growers of flax.
"They need tow machines, thresh
ers, cleaners, sculcliing machines, baler
and all accessories that will amount
to about $.'10,000 in all to operate n mill
of K00 acres capacity. There should be
a fair profit.
"In order to be well fixed on the Pa
cific const to handle the flax affair,
wo must linve linen mills to work up
to crash and coarse linen the tow we
will make with our second grade flax,
but wo cannot expect to hnvo linen
mills before they are certain to find
hern the proper quantity of raw ma
terial to feed their machines .
Market is Ample.
"Anyway, linen mills or not, the par
ty making the filler cannot bo disturbed
with the question, 'Where shall I sell
my fiber? ' They could not make enough
flax fiber for tho I'nited .states mills
at remunerative prices and they can
sell it to Knglnnd at. still higher prices.
They were praying nt Belfast, Novem
ber 1"), l!H.r, for the little Dutch water
retted flux. They could have an much
ns 07 cents per pound. All the flax
spinners will buy the tow. The fine
water retted flnx will go to Belfast
because they do not oso such high
priced fiber in America, and the up
holstery tow will not be enough for the
"I have studied very deeply this
flnx making question for the I'nited
States and I nm convinced that th svs.
to in I nm udvisiiiL' hern will lie tl m'ik I
one practically nnd commercially feas
ible in tho near future."
Leading Men Skip As Story of
Three Years' Era of
Graft Is Told
Region, Snsk., Mar. 2. Through dis
closures just made and ordered investi
gated by a royal commission, the prov
ince of Snsk itchewim is seething today
in a stench stirred up by the sudden
disappearance of several members of
parliament nnd departmental officials.
Business is at stagnation. Tho sole
topic, of conversation from morning till
night is tho terrible charges made
against members of the Liberal gov
ernment party under Premier Scott, by
tlio opposition members.
An era of graft, existing for more
thiin three years is alleged.
One banker lias disappeared; the head
of the roads department has left; ten
or eleven hotelnien charged with giving
bribes to defeat the bar bill ire under
arrest. Three members of parlia
ment nro sought by the police, nnd the
whole province is set by the ears.
Anil yet, the lull conditions ot nt
fniis has not. been disclosed, as yet, Ac
cording to Opposition Leader Willough
by, who says he is keeping the biggest
disclosures for submission to the Koyal
('lunula has never in its history been
cnufronted with such wholesnlt politic
al corruption as tho province ot Sask
atchewan is producing. Tho city is
filled with detectives .Hid every strang
er is shadowed. If it is thought he has
been brought here to testify in the
graft cases, every effort is made by
friends of the accused officers to have
him railroaded from the province.
Tonight Moose entertainment
at Opera House.
Elks' annual election.
March 3 (herrian-Cumpany M
dance nt armory.
Mnie. Powell at opera house.
March 4 Lamar Tooze at the
Better Babies week, March
Peg O' My Heart, Grand
March 7 Burbank day.
March 9-10 Salmon day.
Wallace Mac Murray lecture,
March i:t Salem Kloral Society
at Commercial Club.
March 15 Monthly meeting of
members of Commercial
:J: i ',: :
The mail order houses do not worry
E. L. Stiff & Son. They are delighted
to compare prices and quality and defy
all competition, (loud used ranges, $10.
K. L. Stiff & Son.
The Eev. T. B. WendeL of Idaho, is in
jjeitlie city today in the interest of a plan
$ to build a hospital near the city, to be
in charge of the Mennonito church,
j. ; This afternoon he went to Stayton to
i ... . t : . -i u Au . t
I aiienii serwee; ol sue irnmjinic
Dr. Mendelsohn, specialist, fits glass
is correctly. U. S. Bank. Bldg.
Benjamin Brick, generalissimo of the
Moose entertainment to be piven at the
opera house this evening, announces a
capacity house and a fine show.
Dr. Stone's drug store.
try, in order to prevent contests nnd
frauds. Ho said tho secretary of the
interior ought to handle tho timber on
the grants, selling it only ns the lum
ber market would absorb it. and allow
ing the purchasers 15 years to remove
the timber. .Moreover, he recommended
reimbursement, of the state of Oregon
from the proceeds to pay for taxes to
the time when the binds finally enter
Try Capital Journal Want Ads.
London, March 2. In the sinking of
the Hussian 2.K00 ton steamer Alexand
er Wcntzol yesterday, (.iermany may
have claimed her first victim in her
new submarine campaign agaiust mer
chantmen. Dispatches today said IS of
the Wentzel'a crew were lust and 11
rescued, though tho reports failed to
hint whether a subtunriue was respons
ible for this destruction on the opening
day of the campaign.
The French mine sweeper Au Revolt
was sunk Tuesday by a German sub
marine, but her crew' was saved.
Four fishing smacks have been mink
within a day, but their crews were
Thouirh dispatches did not imlicnte
that the destroyed vessels were armed,
the sinking of five reported today, with
Ihe Thornuhr vesterdnv. showed u sud
den renewal of submarine activities.
Wanhington, March 2. General Laud
Office Commiaaioner Clay Tnllmnn to
dny told the house public binds com
mittee that the Oregon-California bind,
involved in hearings, should bo classi
fied as timber, agricultural, mineral or
power sites before being opened to en-
Third Day of
Lemons, dozen 15c
7 lbs. Smelt for . . . 25c
Creamery Butter . . 30c
4 cans Pure Tomatoes
4 lbs. white Beans.. 25c j
35c can Chocolate.. 30c
25c pkg. Gold Dust
Washing, Powder 20c
Buy Your March Supplies
at Sale Prices.
Damon & Son
855 N. Commercial St.
The junior society of the Lutheran
church will hold its monthly meeting
at the school house Sixteenth and A
streets Friday evening nt S o'clock.
Dr. Stone's mag Store.
Among those who are to be numbered
as new recruits for the locil military
company, joining Inst night are Joseph
McAllister, Kenneth Aspinwall, William
rainier and Llinrles Buyes.
Order your pure milk, cream and
Maple Orovo butter from Maple Grove
Dairy, 1215 South Commercial. Thono
J. W. Sherwood, state commander of
the Maccabees was in the city last
evening and assisted in tho initiation
of a slass of seven. He is at Jefferson
todiy in the interests of the lodge.
Fresh smelt tomorrow, order of Ward
K. Kichardson. Phone 4D-4. f
Columbia county today requested tlv
state engineering department to pre
pare plans nnd specifications 'for n
steel bridge 08 feet long over the Kbit
skiuuii river on the Hazel Green road.
Order smelt of Ward K. Richardson,
fresh from the liver daily.
. T. E. Underwood, who was with the
Salem Military bund two seasons writes
from Lincoln, Nebraska, tout ev
erything is prosperous in that part of
the world and that things are coming
Watch Saturday's paper for Trover-
Weigel's big ad.
The sugar market is active today and
the announcement is mndo that retail
prices will be advanced 10 cents a hun
dred tomorrow. But the liw of aver
age still holds good as eggs uro re
tailing at 20 cents.
Don't fail to see Trover & Weigel's
big ad Saturd iv.
Property owners on Waller street are
circulating a petition today asking for
the construction of a sewer on Waller
street from Fourteenth street east to
the Turner road. - The petition will be
presented to the council at the meeting
next Monday evening.
See Trover & Weigel's half page ad
Letter writing to many may seem
ages ago, but tho conimerciul club is
just beginning to feel the effect of
the three or four thousind letters writ
ten from Salem in the requests coming
in for literature of this section of the
Good meals 20 cents, Hotcakes and
coffee 10 cents. Best in Saleni. 202
St ite. Jess George.
Besides the exalted ruler for the com
ing year, the Klks will elect svveu other
officers this evening and also select a
delegate to attend the nationul conven-
Ition to bo held this year nt Baltimore.
It is understood a lively fight is on for
several of the offices.
E. L. Stiff & Son have been install
ing their famous Orbon Do Luxe ranges
in Salem homes nt the rate of two a
State Engineer John H. Lewis left
Salem today for a trip of inspection
over the Pacific highway through Folk,
Benton, Lane, Dopglnss and Josephine
counties. Mr. Lewis is preparing plans
for the spring work which will begin
as soon as the weather settles.
You can get a good price for that old
stove by trading it to K. L. Stiff &
Son on a new Orbon De Luxe "the
best in tho world."
The Company I band, of Woodburn,
is to give a concert at the Woodburn
j armory Saturday, March 4, nnd a mini
j bor of prominent Salem artists w ill np-
pear on the program. W. A. MeDougall
I is director of the band and has charge
: of the concert program.
The new Moose building not being
finished the Hob Nob Needleernft shop
will still be nt the old location until
first of next week, 113 S. Coiu'l.
The postoffice receipts for the month
of February amounting to $S,ilS.,VJ ire
I divided as follojvs: From first class
J matter which includes the sale of post
age stamps and stamped envelopes,
ii.Ml.20; from second class matter
which includes postage from publish
ers, $LMo.0."; from third and fourth class
which includes catalogs, $l,s;!2.34.
"The Battle Hymn of the Republic,"
! colored films from the General Film
'company, will lie shown Sunday even
ing at the First Congregational church,
following the address of I.nmar Tooze
on his experiences in the war zone with
the Ford pence party. t
The Christian Women's Board of
Missions of the First Christian church
j will meet Friday afternoon at 2:l!0
! o'clock in the parlors of the church
i for their monthly discussion of the af
fairs of the Mission. Mrs. K. . Pow
ers will act as leader for the session and
Mrs. Ed Townseud ns toastess. !
The Salem fire department was call
ed out before breakfast this moruirg ;
to dispose of a conflagration which
, broke out in a clothes closet at the rtsi-,
i dence of W. A. Alderman at 2.'15U Mnpb-i
avenue, the tire, cleaned out the closet
and seriously damaged the contents of
the adjoining bedroom. The origin '
of the fire is unknown. j
Attorney General Brown will leave j
Salem this week for Washington, D. C., I
where he will represent the state in the
water code cases brought by the Pa- j
cific, Livestock company. Since tlu
settlement of the issues invclved take
into consideration a complete review
ot the water codes ot several states the
I suit is considered of great importance
; to the state.
Special meeting of Multno
mah Chapter Xo. 1, H. A. M.,
this evening. Work in the R.
A. degree. Visiting compan
While inquiries are being received at
the conimerci.il club from all parts of
the country regarding business openings
possibly half of them come from Cali
fornia. Within the last few days let
ters have been received at the chili from
parties in California and the east ask
ing as to the business prospects for
iiair dressers, dry cle.iners, florists and
Captain Dick and his Cherrian co
horts are getting into fine shape .it t'ne
Wednesday evening drills. Last night
the attendance was "ii. The interest in
the welfare of the organization and the
desire on the part of the members to
avoid the two bits fine assessed when
not present at roll call in bringing out J
i large attendance at each drill Wednes
Residents living at the end of the
Summer street car line may now conic j
to town an hour earlier and continue to,
come early during the summer months. I
Ihe Summer street car now leaves tho
barn at ti o'clock instead of at 7 and
starts b.ick to town from Summer and
Jefferson streets at 0.10 o'clock in
stead of an hour Inter. This schedule
will be maintained until further an
nouncement. Arrangements are now about com
pleted for the services of installation nt
tho First Congregational church March
11, of the Rev. Jumosw K.lvin as perum
neut pastor. Delegates and pastors
from all the. Congregational churches in
the valley will attend. The Rev. Dr.
Luther K. Dyott has been invited to de
liver the installing sermon. Mr. F.lvin
came to Saleni as pastor of the church
January 1, 1015, and was re-elected last
month. With his installation, he be
comes the permanent pastor.
Co-operation in securing data for a
lltlti road book is asked by the PortlnmT
Chamber of Commerce from the S.ilem:
Commercial club. The club expects to!
issue a tour and map book that, will be'
of great, practical value to tourists in i
the valley. Charts are already being
prepared it commercial club and com
mittees will be appointed to make sur
veys of the roads leading from Salem
to Silverton, Albany, Dallas and other
routes. The Portland Chamber of Com-I
inerce hopes to issue the map early this
spring. " j
February was rather a rainy month'
with a total rainfall of GM inches,
about six inches falling during the first!
half of the month. The January rain-!
fall was 5.12 inches, giving i total pre- j
eipitntion for the first two months of
tho year of 11.4.1 inches. The mean!
maximum temperature for February was
54 degrees and the mean minimum 3!. !
The highest for the month was 02 and j
the lowest 25, and the average temper
it uro, 40. The rainfall yesterday was
-27 of an inch. These records are kept j
by C. C. Graham of the Oregon City ,
Transportation company and his off I-1
cial title is "Cooperative observer. "j
For the past few months, it has hap-
pened at the high school that articles!
such as books lud clothing have been,
mysteriously missing, and ther con-!
tinned to be missed to such an extent
tiint the junior class of the school felt
e tiled upon to take the matter up be-!
fore the student body this morning. Af-'
ter a discussion of the matter by the
members of the student body, the presi-
dent appointed a committee composed
mostly of juniors who are to devise,
means to prevent the dicappearance of'
various articles of the value. In other'
words, the student body have put it up
to the junior class to find out who has '
been stealing. 1
Seattle's mayoralty fight having en
tered the "you're another'' stai:o, re-i
ports of casualties from aophvxiatini: '
passes and stinkpots may be expected1
New Today ads costs tou less than
you think worth more than you
"SALEM'S BEST MARKET PLACE"
Now at 426 State Street
Phone us and wo will make delivery
and take up your coupons. We want
you to try this Tea free of charge.
Club Coffee Co. 's best Spices will be on
sale all this week at special prices,
l'opi icn, Mace, Nut meg,1 regular 20e,
now 3 cans for 50. All other Spices,
regular 10c, now 3 cans for 25c. Don't
Home made Salt Rising or Yeast Bread,
fresh every day at 11:30, 10c. Mrs.
Sawyer's famous cakes every day nr on
orders. Caramel, Chocolate, White
Cakes, 50c each. Sunshine, 80c. Tea
Cakes, 20c dozen,
The large quatities in which we bundle
Fruits and Vegetables enables us to
give you fresher and better stock at
426 STATE STREET PHONSS 830 and 810
Bring Your Eye Troubles Here
And get rid of them That is if glasses can cure
Our business is to bring WRONG EYES and
RIGHT GLASSES together.
We guarantee to help anyone that glasses can help.
wuee it rni.rminru ni i I
ti. MILULLVUl, VNlUUieUlSl,
208-209 Hubbard Building. Phone 109
Potato Market. Poor.
Portland, Or., Mar. 2 The market
for potatoes is very disappointing to
the local trade. There is practically an
entire absence of business from the out
side at the moment. California's wints
seem to be well taken care of, despite
the fact that lato receipts there havo
not been liberal.
It is stated that 100 tons of Cana
dian potatoes reached the Sin Francisco
market last week. This is probably the
reason why the trade of the south is
seemingly less anxious to bid for Ore
gons. On the other hand, even though or
ders from the outside were available
here for supplies at this time, it would
be practically impossible to secure more
than i small amount of stock.
Willamette valley growers have their
price ideas to the point where they
were placed during the extreme cold
i snap hist month, when it was impossible
! for shipments to be made from tie: jg
country. They cannot realize that the
extreme price was due to the inability
I of the trade to secure shipments, and
not to .inv lacK ot supplies in trie c.oun-
j Hops Are Moving.
Business in the hop market continue
'on a small scale in tho Willamette va'
ley, with some small sales reported ivi
high as 13 cents a pound for strictly
j choice goods, while ordinarily good
I stuff was quoted around 1 1 (SI 2 cents :i
' IIOIIII il
The association seems to be doing
some business it various prices, witn
some- reports indicating 13 cents m
iceived in a limited way. Sales made by
I the organization are not being mad'!
. public as a rule.
Orbon De Luxe Range
The Orbon De Luxe is made of pure Ingot Iron, the
best material in the world for stove bodies. We ab
solutely guarantee these bodies not to pit or rust
out With the worst possible treatment they will
only show a little surface rust. This Range is built
first class throughout and is "The best Range in
' p-'-ni" i"-w -j ! m-tirLk-:
X, .,j-:,,,.L $39.60
We will allow you the best of prices for your old
one in exchange. Try us.
If you want a wonderful attractive stove of good
quality and style see our ORBON IDEAL.
PRICES $23.50 TO $37.50.
Visit our Exchange Department the place of
a thousand bargains and you can furnish your
home at ONE-HALF PRICE.
a l. STIFF & SON'S
"The Stove House of the Willamette Valley'