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BY B. F. IRVINE. '
Offlclal Paper of Benton CountTj - ;
CORVAXLI8, OREGON MAY 24, 1902.
Goveroi Geo E. Chamberlain
Supieme Juolge B. F. Bonham 1
Secretary of State D. W. Seaks
State Treasurer Henry, Blackman
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion W. A. Wakn
- Attorney General J. H. Kaley
State Printer J. E. Godfrey
Fo Repreeectitive to CoDgreeE J.
United States Senator C. E. S.
Senator W. O. HECKART
Representative H UGH FINLEY
Judge VIRGIL E. WAITERS
Commissioner HENRY HECTOR
Clerk VICTOR P. MOSES
.Sheriff M. P.BURNETT
Recorder GRANT ELGIN
- Assessor H. L. BUSH
Treasurei W. A. BUCHANAN
Surveyor T. A. JONES
Justice of Pea.-e E. HOLGATE ;
Constable CHAS YOUNG .
TO INDORSE, OR NOT? .
It is impossible for Mr J. O. Wil
son and his friends to eliminate the
"Job bank failure from this cam
. paign. The lamentable collapse of
that bank, and the circumstances
that surrounded it are facts that
will not down. The sacred funds
of public institutions, the savings
of old men and the mites of widows
. and orphans were placed in " that
bank, for safe keeping. Mr Wil
son remained with the bank until
the collapse came. That collapse
swept away the all of many per
sons. . - "
As a bookkeeper Mr Wilson
knew that the financial affairs ot
the bank were rotten to the core.
He knew that upwards of
ooo had been placed in
safe keeping, , and the
bank closed for the last
knew that less than
on hand in the bank
knew then as he knows now, that
$45,000 of the bank' funds had been
diverted improperly to the Niagara
Mill bubble. ... He knew then as he
knows now, that he was a stock
holder in this mill, and that the
$45,000 of funds sunk in that
scheme belonged to the bank de
positors. He knew then as he
knows now, that the bank had no
right to use the money of depositors
for such a purpose. .
It is folly for his friends to at
tempt to excuse him with the claim
that "He was a hired man." He
was the bookkeeper, and knew,
possibly better than the Jobs them
selves knew, the actual condition of
affairs. Besides the unusual in
timacy between him and the Jobs
is well remembered in this community.-
The real question then becomes,
is it, or is it not right for public
banks doing a public business to
use the : funds of depositors in
such a way that those . funds shall
be - wholly lost? . If it is not
wrong, then Mr Wilson has a right
to expect support on his merits as
a candidate for public favor. If it is
wrong, then those who believe it
wrong should . decline to support
Mr Wilson for clerk. His defeat
would be a public condemnation
of reckless banking in general,
and of the Job method in particular.
It would be the voice - of the people
declaring that ; wildcat : banking
stands forever condemned. On the
other hand,-his election would be
the voice of the people ..declaring
that ; no seal of condemnation
should be stamped on such lam
entable bank collapses as that in
which he was a part. ,,
Several thousand bushels feed oats.
Win quote firm piiccs on samples. In
quire at the Corvailis Flouring Mine,
KNOWS SIS BUSINESS. ,
Benton county, ought to have a
good surveyor. A law? enacted by
the last legislature at the instiga
tion of the surveyors now .in office
increases the pay of the office and
makes it sufficient to justify a -capable
man to serve. Thomas Jones
is such a man. He has had five
years experience in actual railroad
work. In railroad construction
they have surveying down to a fine
point. A man there, must know
his bus'iLese, or he cannot hold his
place. That, together with a fine
education on the subject in college,
is where Thomas Jones got his
training as a surveyor. Men never
become better qualified for the de
tails of county surveying than is
Mr . Jones. ' Mr. Jones has been for
years in the Graham & Wells drug
store, but for reasons of health de
sires outside work, and is an active
candidate for the place. - V
IS COMPETENCY AT PAR?
The Times ' recently said that
Sheriff Burnett had conducted his
office without employing a regular
deputy, and that because . he was
competent to do this, and because
he had conducted the office econ
omically and perfectly, that he
ought to be elected to the office
for a second term. Mr Woodcock's
Gazette disputes this and says Mr
Burnett ought not to be e'ected. Is
that not a strange position to take?
is it proper to turn down a man
because he has been an efficient
officer r is there.no longer a pre
mium on competency?
But Mr Burnett is not only a
competent but a very economical
officer. He is in addition an ex
cellent detective. He has unusual
talent in the latter particular. His
recent recovery without a dollar's
expense to the owner, of a bicycle
that was stolen and carried off to a
remote corner of Klickitat county,-
Washington, is a matter of public
record. The promptness with
which, two or three months ago, he
detected the guilty party and resr
tored to the owner a valuable piece
of jewelry taken from a local es
tablishment, is a bit of detective
work to admire and reward, and is
likewise a matter of public record.
To discover criminals and restore
stolen property is an important
duty that devolves on the sheriff.
Mr Burnett, as the results and
records show is unusually compe
tent for the office for which
he is a candidate. Does Mr
Woodcock's paper claim that be
cause of this competency in this
particular Mr Burnett ought to be
The new tax law is so compli
cated that for the sheriffs office, a
quick, - active, and accurate man is
essential. Unless the man - elected
has the qualifications, the employ
ment of an expensive deputy will
be necessary. Even with him, errors
will be possible, and errors are al
ways expensive to taxpayers. Mr
Burnett has demonstrated that" he
is fully competent to do the work
alone, even under this new tax
law. , Will Mr Woodcock's paper
still urge that because of this com
petency, Mr Burnett ought to be
It was Executed in Eighteen Hundred
and Ninety Six Robert Cooper.
The will of the late Robert E.
Cooperlias been filed for probate.
Deceased died sometime last year.
His will was executed April 29,
1896. The witnesses are A J Wil
liams and Christina Brown. After
directing that the remains be de
cently buried and that all just debts
be paid, the will devises all '- real
property and most of the personal
property to his mother. On the
mother's death the property is to
be divided equally among the sur
viving brothers and sisters.
: To T H Cooper is given the . vet
erinary and surgical . instruments.
To Mary F Lowell, a sfster, one
"horse was bequeathed. . All other
personal property is ordered sold
as execntor's deem best and out of
the proceeds $30 is to be given
Christina Brown, $100 to his
mother and the balance to be equal
ly divided amoug brothers and
sisters. T H : and G W Cooper
are named as executors.,
Reduced Rates via the Southern Pacif
The Southern Pacific will make speci--al
rates to San Francisco on the occasion
of the convention of the Nobles of the
Mystic Shrine at that point in June.
Tickets will be on sale from June 3rd to
Sthinclusive, and wilt be available for
stop overs in California. Full informa
tion relative to rates, limits and other
conditions will be cheerfully supplied by
all local agents of the Southern Pacific.
The Kind Von Have Always Pong)!
Bean the '. ' A
EXPERIMENT, OR NOT?
! During the next four years $250,
000 to $300,000 in taxes will be col
lected from t he people ; of Benton
county, and be paid out on various
accounts. ' The management pf this
large sum of public money will chi
efly devolve on the county judge."
Is a year at law, nine months at'
banking, two years and eight mon
ths residence in Benton county, a
knowledge of latin and skill in play
acting sufficient experience in life,
for the man, who without giving a
dollar of bonds is to manage this
large sum of money? -
During that same four years, it is
probable that in the natural course
of things, many persons now living
in Benton county will fall before
the Grim Reaper, and their estates
come up for administration in the
probate court. Ought not the man
who is to care for these . inheritan-!
ces, without giving bonds, be some'
.thing more than a temporary sou-
journer, likely to go away at any
time" as Mr Woodson recently said
of himself when asked to T identify
himself with a certain organization'
in Corvallis.; Ought not the county
judge be a fixed, substantial, stable
man with a clear head and clearly
defined ideas on roads, bridges, Jassess
ments, finances and other county
affairs? Can people afford to exper
iment when a quarter of a million
dollars is involved?
PAID ANOTHER'S DEBT.
Sacrificed Everything in Order to Do
It No Compromise With Honor
Itisa pretty story. Itis worthread
ing a second time. The Portland
Evening Journal tells it thus:
"The attempts of a IocjI morning
paper to cast slurs on George E .
Chamberlain, the democratic can
didate for governor, because be has
not accumulated great wealth and
is unable to spend thousands of
dollars in his campaign, revives the
story that is so well known in Linn
county and throughout the Willa
mette Valley. Because this story
is true; because all the people in
the valley f know it, and because
George E. Chamberlain would do '
the same thing again ; under the
same circumstances, are reasons
why Linn ; county is expected to
give him a thousand or i2oo ma
jority at the June election. The
incident occurred nine years ago m
the city of Albany.
When the Linn County Nation
al Bank went into, liquidation, Mr.
Cham.lerlain had for sometime
been a resident of that tity and had
by diligent and wise practice of his
profession accumulated some
Wealth. ' ' -v:f ,.
He had a beautiful home and j
had other assets, which made his
total holding, as it is understood
there, about $20,000 in round num
bers. Mr. Chamberlain had accom
modated a friend by signing some
noted, which were held in the Linn
County National Bank. The bank
failed. Toprottct his name and
credit, he turned over all his prop
erty and every dollar he possessed
in the world to discharge the obli
gation, which he had taken for a
nother man, and then applied hi ea
sel to the payment of the balance,
refusing any proposition looking to
ward a settlement at less thso 100
cents on the dollar plus the accrued
interest. Although urged so to do,
he refused to compromise any obli
gation under which he rested. The
incident is cited by friends as in
dicative of his, high sense of person
The Gazette says Mr ? Woodson
would be a good man . for county
judge. Of course- the Gazette
would say that. The Gazette ' is
Mr Woodcock's paper. Mr Woodi
son is an employe in Mr Woodcock's
bank. Itis the natural thing un
der the circumstances for. ,the Ga
zette to whoop it up for Mr Wood
son. The bank has tax matters
now pending ; before the county
court. Why shouldn't Mr Wood
cock's paper say that Mr Wood
cock's bank employe ought to be
elected county judge? '
Farms for Sale.
Also livestock wanted. The under
signed deals in improved stock and grain
farms, and buys all kinds of livestock,
wool, hay, potatoes and all kinds of
produce, for which - highest market
prices are paid. - .
James Z, "Lewis,
v Corvallis, Ore..
THE TIME TO BUY -Terms
to Suit Purchaser.
My dwelling house and two lots
Six lots, near new College building
Four lots, fenced - with fruit trees
5300. - .
OneJlock. 12 lots, unfenced $450.
Three acres. 22 lots, fenced with
fruit trees $700.
NB Avery. .
THE BALLOTS READY;;
For the Approaching State Election
Many Names to Select From, r i
TheofEcial and sample ballots
for the approachiug . state election
are in the hands of the county
clerk. Five days before the el
ection that officer will turn them
over to the sheriff to be distributed
iri the various - precincts of the
The ballot this year is a large
one. For some of the precincts
it contains the names of 78 candi
dates. '-' The size of the official bal
lot, which is printed on white pa
per is nine and a half by 26 inches.-:
The sample ballot is on green
paper, and is nine by 24 inches.
A peculiarity of the ballot . this
year is that the margins of all - of
them do not conform.' On 'some
of them, for instance, the""" margin
on one side is perhaps a quarter of
an inch and on the other side pos
sibly an inch and a quarter. The
irregularity makes an ugly looking
Job' nd 1SJed to -ve im
pression tnat tne printers were
drunk when the work was done.
As however, the tickets , are print
ed in conformity with the , law.
it really becomes a question- of
whether or not the legislators were
all drunk when the law was. made.
The law says: .: ;
"In printing the .white ballots,
the printer shall, every . 100 sheets
shift either the paper guide or the
forms so that there will be a dif
ference : of not less than twelve
points nor more than 72 points, or
about one inch m the margin of the
white ballots between the different
hundreds of white sheets."
;.. It is supposed tnat tnere is some
reason for the requirement, but it
is a difficult one to discover.
-AT THE OPERA HOUSE
Good Company Coming for a Week' s
Engagement. ; .-
The following notice . is taken
from the ; Eugene Register. This
company will open a . week's
engagement at the Opera House
Monday May 26th.
Standing room only greeted the
tardy -amusement seekers at the
Parker last evening on the occasion
of Lowe's Madison Square Theatre
Company s initial performance.
This talented aggregation of players
comes almost unknowr, unheralded,
but their finished production of
the pleasing comedy - drama' '. A
Mountain Wa f ' :acitly placed them
in good grace of Eugene theatre
goers. Two very interesting phases
of life are portrayed with - much
realism in the "Waif." One is the
typical home scene of border life
with its quaint provincial vernacular. I
. . . . . - c 1 - 1
i. ne otner is tnat 01 ultra - xasnion
able society with its shams, follies
and deceits. Both stories were graph
ically told with all the finesse and
color of stage realism. Mr Chas. C
Lowe as Percy O'Neil enlisted the
sympathy of the audience by his
recitals of " wrongs . suffered,
while Mr Add Sharpley, who essay
ed the role of Gerald Stone, the vil
lian, whose machinations caused all
hands to suffer, received the, audi
ence's dissaproval to a marked
degree. Miss Passis May Lester's
portraiture of Florence Sinclaire
was dignified and thoroughly ac
ceptable. As "Chick" the.rollicking
tomboy Miss Mildred Eddy, a petite
and winsome lass, literally ftolicked
and kicked her way into the hearts
af her audience. The same praise
applies to George A Florer as Jerry
with the exception that Mr Florer
is a winsome young man. The mi
nor roles were in capable hands.
Specialties , in en' tracte were intro
duced by Mr Penrose, Miss Eddy
and Mr Florer. The former's Swe
dish dialect, monologues and the
latter' s clever flatfoot dancing were
received with extraordinary appre
Fifteen flrs5 class carpenters
for Inside work finishing at Fort
Columbia, Washington. Wiil pay 37
per, hour. Board $4 per week, lodg
ing frea. For futher particularsjnqui
re at Times office. - ;
Good young cow, fresh June 1st.
particulars inquire at Times office.
Candidates it you want m get there
wear Walk Over Shoes
Don't make voursonni purchases un
til you examine Nolan & Callahan's big
stock. - 1
It will pay you to investigate goods
and prices at J H Harris You can save
: The stock of goods we have placed for
spring is complete and gratifying in va
riety, We have all the lines and all these
lines full to overflowing. You will End
what you want here if any where. Nolan &
Callahan. . . ,.
Washable undressed kid gloves some
thing aew. Nolan & Callahan.
Don't Toraet us
When you want clothing, we can save you money
- Nobby all wool snits from $7 to 14.
. Children suits $1 75 to 6 00.
Just received a big line of shirts, underwear
and hats. Come and see us
Of All Kinds
Excels all Other
Notice for Publication,
Timber Land Act June S, 1878. '
- United State s Land Office, Oregon City, Ore
gon, Mar 10, 1902.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance
with the nrnvislonsof the act of Coneress of
June 3. 1878. entitled. "An act for the sale of
timber lands in the States of Callfornis, Ore
tfAvnriii mul Washington territory1' as ex
tended to aU the public land states t y act of
A ti gust 4. 1892, Walter F. Mcnols of Dallas,
county of Poik.Btate of Oregon, has thisdayfiled
in this office his sworn statement :No6669 for the
purchaseof theNof HW,BWXof N W J
N W X of 8 W of Section No 26 in Township
No 13 S Range So 8 West, and will offer proof to
show that the land soughtis more valuable for its
timber or stone than for agricultural purposes,
and to estabUsh his claim to said land before
the register and receiver of this office at Oregon
City, Oregon on
Wednesday, 28th day of May,1902.
He names as witnesses: ' ,
J W Hyde of Philomath, Oregen. ,
EGWhlte of Falls City, Oregon.
Chas L Hyde of Eddyville. Oregon.
Chas Chipman of Corvailis, Oregon.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above-described lands are requested to file
their claims in this office on or before said 28th
dayol May, 1902. - -
...J. ' Chas. B. Moores.
IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!
To secure a Good Home, Spl endid Stock
Ranch, or Perfect Summer Grazing Lands at
Nominal Prices. , . . , .
The Coast Land and Livestock Co, having
purchased 10,000 acres of the Corvallis and Yaquma Bay
wagon road lands, known as "The Coe Lands," have now
placed them on the market. These are unimproved lands,
and are situated in Benton and Lincoln Counties, along the
liue of the orvallis & Eastern R. B. in the best grazing and
fruit raising section of western Oregon. Perfeet titles, easy
terms, prices $1 to $'6 per acre. M. M. DAVIS, A gt.,
Real Estate. Exchange
If you wish to sell or buy
nice line of farms and city property, improved and unimpro
ved, yilso several nice acre blocks outside the incorpora
tion. ' ,
Notice for Publication
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
United States Land Ofllce, Oregon City, Ore
gon, March 25th, 1902.
Notice is hereby given that In compliance
with the provisions of the act of congress of
June 3, 1878, entitled, "An act for the sala
of timber lands In the states of California,
Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory,"
as extended to all the public land . Btatcs by
act of August 4, 1892, . ?
Thomas J. Cams
of Alsea, county of Benton, state Jof Oregon,
has tbis day tiled In this ofllce his sworn
statement No 66'J2' for 'be purchase of the N K
of Section No 84, in Township No IS S,
flange No 8 W, and will offer prooi to show
that the land sought is more valuable for its
timber or stone than for agricultural purposes
and to establish his claim to said land
before the Begister and Receiver of tbis
oUlce at Oregon City, Oregon, on Tuesday
the 10th day ot June, 1902.
He names as witnesses: -
O M Vldito of Alsea, Oregon.
L Headrlck . " "
D R Spencer " "
J WHvde of Philomath " -
Any and aU person claiming adverselythe above
described lands are requested to file their
cl alms in this office on or before said 10th day
of Mune, 1902;
, ... ; - mas u jaoores, tteyisiur,
Oregon. - -
anything, see us. We have a