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Official Paper of Kenton County
COUTA1LIS, OREGON, FEB. 21, 19C3.
THE EXECUTIVE MANSION. :
There is a curious persistence
in the demand at Salem for pur
chase at a cost of $15,000 of an ex
ecutive mansion. Governor Cham
berlain has informed members of
the legislature that, y during his
term, he would not occupy it, even
if the Cooke .residence should be
purchased for a state mansion. This
used as anarguinent, secured the
defeat of the appropriation in the
house where some Marion county
members urged it with vigor, In
the senate, however, the effort for
purchase has been more successful,
and the appropriation has been
again made a part of the general
Two years ago, when purchase
of the same property for the same
purpose was proposed in the leg
islature, Governor Geer announc
ed that he was a poor man, and
that lie could not, on his salary as
governor, afford to occupy the
Cooke mansion. The . establish
ment that supporters of the measure
contemplate, involves social ap
pointments, functions and expenses
to which" governors of Oregon are
unaccustomed in private life and
which, their salaries can ill afford to
maintain. If the governors them
selves, as seems to be the case in
two instances, do not want to un
dertake life in an executive man
sion, the question would naturally
seem to be, what is the use of buy
ing one. Is there nothing else - to
spend money for? 1 Is not the ap
propriation of a couple of millions
at one session enough? .
WHO OWNS IT?
"We are opposed to anti-trust
legislation. Our . attorney, , Mr.
Archbold, will see you. It must
be stopped." Such is the text of
telegrams sent by John D. Rocke
. feller, Sr. and John D. Rockefel
. ler Jr. to nine senators of the Unit
ed States.. Stripped of one of its
imperious sentences, the language
is, "We are opposed to anti-trust
legislation. It must be stopped."
And it was to senators of these
United States, at Washington in
the discharge of their duty that
1 this language was used by the king
of trust magnates, and his bump?
tious son. The senators deny it;
but President Roosevelt ; says .nine
of them did receive the telegrams,
that he saw two of the telegrams,
that the purport of two others was
repeated to him, and that the names
- of four of the senators are, Hale,
Elkins, Keene and Spooner. Ftu
thermore, Mr. Roosevelt sent for
newspaper correspondents, and him-
sen gave tne iacts to tne country.
"We are opposed to anti-trust
legislation. It must be stopped."
It is but natural that senators re
ceiving such orders, would, when
caught' in the act, deny it - The
language uncovers in all its ugli
ness, the improper relations that
exist between these senators and
the Rockefellers. It implies that
they are wont to do the bidding of
men of the character of these coal
oil kings. Their very denial, whenno
less an authority than the president
himself asserts to the contrary, ; is,
in itself a certain assurance that
they are ashamed to have the
people know all the facts. .: Presi
dent Roosevelt's attitude in this
matter constitutes a real service to
his, countrymen. It throws the
searchlight of truth , over unwel
come conditions in a. way that ad
mits of neither controversy, nor
. "We are opposed . to
legislation. It must be, stopped."
Who owns this country? Who rules
it? " The telegramswould seem to
imply that the Rockefellers, , father
and son,' think themselves the
v.. ,-: For Sale. ' y , . .
Shropshire sheep and Poland China
hogs. Wanted to buy or take on shares,
a band of goats.
1. lit Brooks.
HAVE SUNG TO ROYALTY.
Successful Career of an Oregon Family
of Musical Entertainers,
The De Moss family are the ex
tract or a continuous line 01. musi
cians and enter tainors dating back
seven generations or more of Stew
arts in Scotland, " who have taken
sacred song for their theme.
, The father, the Rev. James ; De
Moss, a minister in . the United
Brethren church, early settled near
Summerville in Union - county,
There among the pines he made
his home, while he preached and
sang the gospel in the litttle log
school house in the custom of that
time. Salvation was as free as the
air, so the minister supported his
family for several years by driving
ox-teams for the logging camp and
the freight wagon. :. The typical
preacher of those days was a prac
tical man, pious in the main one
who could don clerical attire on
Sunday with the grace and dignity
of a bishop, and during the week
could drive the "patient ox" with
out the intemperate use of strong
Saxon. He performed marriage
ceremonies, attended the infare,
officiated at funerals, ' and not in
frequently adjusted misunderstand
ings as arbiter between his neigh
bors. ". y - '
One morning .the pioneer minis
ter awoke to learn "that a large part
of his neighborhood and congre
gation had been arrested for com
plicity in the LeBur-Wheeler stage
robbery, and soon afterwards he
learned that all the prisoners were
convicted and sent to San Quentin
This ended his efforts at home
building in that locality. So he
moved to Cove. ;
Henry, George, .Minnie v and
Lizzie, with two or three younger
children, readily took to the organ,
which was a rare instrument in
Eastern Oregon where the piano
was as yet practically unknown.
The family were T self instructed.
With neither money or experience
the parents and little ones as early
as 1872 began a "tour of sacred
concerts. They commenced by
touring the Walla Walla valley.
; It is related that they did not k
have euough coin to pay "toll at
Meachem station, so they offered to
give a concert. Fred Foster, who
was gate keeper, soon organized
himself into an audience, . and sat
on a stump up on s the mountain
height, while the performers stood
on the spruce stumps before, him
and gave their first public perform
ance, ine story goes tnat the. au
dience was so well pleased hat he
not only . remitted their toll, but
gave them a ten-dollar green back
as a token of his appreciation.
This was their first concert money.
The family, however, pushed y on
East, giving concerts on the 'way,
until they finally arrived in Indiana
where they organized an academy
of music. Afterwards Henry and
George completed a course in the
Royal Academy of England.
The family have sung in every
town in the United States, " and
have - toured Europe, :- singing,
."Sweet Oregon" in all the leading
cities of that country, They were
the official song 'writers of the
Columbian Exposition, the most
popular of their compositions being
"Sweet Oregon" and "My Little
Home in Arkansas." The latter
song has been adopted as a state
song ia Arkansas and is taught in
the public schools of that state.
Thirty thousand copies of "Sweet
Oregon'- have been sold in this state.
The family has also published sev
eral books and much sheet music,
all of which has met with ready
sale. . . "
At De Moss Springs, of this state
they have a farm of twelve hundred
acres, where the family spend the
summer with the father who has
long since retired from the concert
business. There they have 'a music-printing
establishment, and it
may be said that they practically
own the little embryo town at that
point. At their home, where there
are frequent visitors from all parts
of America, the family have col
lected many curios, among which
is the old Hank Monke stage coach
which Mark Twain so humorously
described as to make it historic.
" Although the family began . con
cert work thirty-one years ago, the
character of " their entertainments
ha s steadily improved with the
growth of the country. They have
sung to all classes, and have won
prominence by a fair share of tal
ent and unremitting effort to please
the popular . taste. Among their
patrons' are senators, "barons and
members ot the royal family of
England, but none have been more
enthusiastic in their praise, and in
turn more heartily appreciated by
them, than the late president,
William McKinley; whose acquaint
ance they formed in his Ohio home.
.To haul lumber, Apply" at the Ben
ton County Lumber Yard, Corvallis. .
TAM HATCHES THEM.
The Germ Theory as Applied to , Lies
and Liars. ' '
In these parts Barber "pam i$
recognized as the chief fabricator of
big yarns, y. He is ejigibjejcp.ajiver
in the literary world f btftTatrTs
modest and seems "cbntenf-r3Fkh a
local reputation of being aTPonder-
ful liar. ..... -tr'::;:-'' U
Many people marvel . at his 'big
stories and wonder at his ability "in
this line; but one of his close friends
undertakes to solve the question on
the germ theory. In the opinion
of this one of Tarn's friends, there
aregprms which, under certain con
ditions, develop 5 into various . de
grees of prevarication. 1 Every man
is more or less inoculated with them.
In some they are hereditary or cortr
stitutional, while to others they
may have been transmitted as con
.tagion. Continuing the gentleman
said:; : "; ;v. : -. ".-" 7 ".
"I believe that lying is a con
tageous disease, and one thing
which confirms me in the notion is
the fact that it seems constantly
epidemic. You know that in olden
times a liar was abhorred of all men,
and was shunned then very much
as we at this time accord the 'right
of way to a man with the small-pox.
The good book tells us that : AU
liars shall have - their part in the
lake which burneth -with vfire and
brimstone.' This fate was most
likely pronounced as a precaution
ary measure of health. Nothing is
more fatal - to disease germs than
fire and brimstone. ; "
"But things I switch about so, it
is hard to tell what we are coming
to. There is no telling what elec
tricity and the germ theory will do
for us. At the present ..day we
rather enjoy , contact with a good
liar. It may be the pleasure of mu
tual influences. ; ' ,
"But I was going to give you a
few pointers on the secret of
Tarn's success as a big story-teller.
ine r conditions surrounding the
barber's profession are peculiarly
adapted to the development of latent
inveracious microbes, ,- notably the
usual warmth of tonsoral apartments
and prevalent necessity of enter
taining patrons. You have no
doubt observed the large percentage
of liars among barbers. Well, Tarn
notices things as he jogs along the
tortuous path of life, and hehasdis- j
covered that heat and thought in
11111 ntl r.vrA .inn matitnl .!nmk.n
union produce mental microbic
activity and development. Sp now
whenever he is in a mood to produce
a batch of whoppers he simply
warms up his barber shop to an
incubatin g : temperature, hovers
down behind the stove, sets ; his
mental- machinery to going, and
literally hatches them out.': Then
he broods over them with maternal
devotion until they have gained the'
strength necessary to go on the
foad and successfully battle for a
place among the drummers yarns.
"The information I have given
here ought to, and "doubtless will,
successfully controvert the insin
uation frequently made by unscru
pulous persons to 'the effect that
Tarn procures job lots of gray-whiskered
and brokei-down anecdotes
and the like, and after treatment to
a bath, shave, haircut and hypo
dermic injection of rejuvenator,"
palms them off as his own. product,"
," Nat Butter .
Is a very popular substitute for fats'
and oils. At Zlerolt's. ,
And all the other common varieties
of seeds at Zlerelt's,
To Home Seekers.
Among many other .choice bar
gains, I am now offering the fol
lowing: 80 acre-farnv55 in creek
bottom under plow, in crop, bal
ance grass, new five room, .well
finished house, new barn, running
water, all under fence, wood
house, chicken house, fruit cellar;
orchard, 3 miles from R R station,
rural mail, 2 good mares, new har
ness, wagon and top buggy, 6 cat
tle, hogs, chickens' : sheep and
goats all for $2400, Also 215
acres, 115 fine valley under plow,
100 pasture, 2 barns, good five
room residence, orchard, running
water, buttery, wood and chicken
houses, 4 horses, 4 cows, 40 sheep;
besides lambs, 28 goats, 2 wagons,
2 buggies, all farm implements,
plows, seeder, hay rack, hay - lake,
mower, binder, mower, et c. good
location, one, mile to church, school
arid ,RR $8000. 160 acres, ;
320 adres 100 fine bottom land,
under; plow balance pasture and
timber, 3 miles from R , R station,
on county road, fine orchard, run
ning creek and ' springs; 7-room.
two-story house, barn, blacksmith
shop. 50 sheep, '3 horses, wagon,
new double seated buggy.-io cattle
26 goats, 4 boss, ; 100 chickens,
farm utensils $6600.' See
F. P. Moeoak,
FULTON IS THE MAN.
ELECTED IN THE CLOSING MO
v "V.MEJTTS OP THE SESSION.
Harvey Scott Enters the Race at
Eleven O'Clock and Receives a
Maximum of : 2.9 Votes.
Salem, Or., Feb 21,-1 a. m., 1963.
Charles Fulton was elected Senator
in the last moments of the session
tonight.. The result was announced
, fifteen minutes after midnight. Bal
loting began at eight o'clock in the
morning and continued with but
slight clranges until 1 1 -o'clock,
Geer receiving a maximum ot 30
votes and Fulton remaining at 33
At eleven o'clock Harvey Scott was
. . . N - -. .
nominated and on the first ballot re
ceived , 28 votes, Fulton receiving
33. 7 On the second ballot Scott re
ceived 29 votes. On the third bal
lot the vote remained the same until
Nottingham, or" Multnomah, went
to Fulton. The result of the ballot
was,. Fulton 35, but before the re
sult was announced, enough mem
bers changed to elect Fulton. ,
TEN THOUSAND PAID.
Paying Taxes at the Sheriff's Office
First Rush Thursday. .
Over ten thousand-dollars in tax
es has already been paid. Sheriff
BUrnett has received that' amount
up to Thursday afternoon. Between
1 1 o'clock and a quarter past twelve
that day, including but , an hour
and a quarter of time, he took in
over $1,000. During the. period
there was a ' constant ; stream of
people at the counter. Most of
them-came in on the train, and were
in a hurry to get away from the
office-- Each had secured the
amount of his taxes at points in the
county where Sheriff Burnett with
much forethought - has provided
' lists of taxpayers and the amount
' - f .1 t t" 1-
ui me taxes ui cam,. ..
The indications are that the con
ditions of last year will again pre
vail this year and that nearly all
taxpayers will ; take advantage of
the opportunity and get the three
per cent rebate allowed for payment
of taxes on or before March 15th,
The number of persons who had
paid taxes up to Thursday after
noon was 235. The number of
taxpayers on the roll is something
Basket Social. : '
ine degree ol Honor lodge is to give
a Basket Social in their hall next Tues
day evening. Everybody is invited,
and a good time assured." A program
will be rendered. , Admission , 5 cents,
and baskets for 25 cents. Each lady is
asked to bring a basket.
- '.i-Y'A -:,
5-oosBoes tor $1.90. we have on
hand about 5o pah a of men's fine shoes.
ot which the shapes are a little bit out
date as compared with the present
styles- Tne workmanship is ' superb,
leather all that one could wish for, bat
if you lean more on quality than yon do
on being exactly up to the minute on
shoe, style, here's a chance to : buy $5.oo
shoes for $1.90. We will give you the
same service as though you were pay
ing the full price. '
y Nolan & Callahan. '
- City Stables.
Notice is hereby given that we have
opened up the City Stables in Corvallis
and that we are well preparep to accom
modate the livery trade here in a first-
class manner. Good attention will be
given to the rare of transient stock and
regular boarders. A share sf thepatron
ace is solicited,
Winegar & Hodges.
Agent for the famous "Chicago" Type
writer. . Easy terms ana 'tnacnine guar
anteed. , Y . . ,,,
Webster's Star, 75c each, 7.50 doz.
. " ' O.K ..65u " 6.50 "
Imperial...... ......50c " 5 00 "
. 'L ' Carbon. ".
Webster Multi-Kopy 45c doz., 3.5o box.
. (). K. ' 40c "' 3.00 ;.
' r ' 1 Gauze 40c " 2.75 "
All kinds and all prices. 'Ask to see
samples. ... .
0 JL Gerhard.
7 Days Terminates
etfc OUR -iA ,,
Remnant and Rumma&e Sale.
Como and got somo of the bargains still remaining.
Price's are 80 low that they are sure to inspire heavy v
: buying. It will pay you to visit our Ladies' Suit V . .
Department and see our new price?. Be sure to '"'
look at our Remnants of Dress Goods, Silks, Table Linens;
and Outing Flannels. Don't neglect our Knit Underwear
Bargains. Learn our new prices on Cloaks, Overcoats and
Rain Garments that are being sacrificed before our New
spring btocK arrives.
Our Jennesse Miller
Diamond " W" Brand
.. ;';";y. a ral 1 ' ; ::j
The Best Grade of Canned
.... ' ' '
Goods on the Market Today
. Look at Our Windows and see the Varieties.
to as high a standard as "bur desire would promote
us. but see that you make no mistake in
the house that keeps the hig
4 , -"." est standard of Grocer- .
? ies that is the
L Frtsb Fruits,
fresh everything to be had in , the market. We
run our delivery wagon and our aim is
(9 to keen what
please. Call and see
Administrator 's Notice to Creditors.
Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned
has been appointed administrator of the estate
of Klnman Vanderpool. deceased, and all per
sons having claims against said estate are here
by required to present the same duly verified
as bv law required to me at Wells, Oregon, or
at the office of Yates & Yates. Corvallis, Oregon
within six months from this date.
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this an aay ot
February. A D, 1903,-, .
V IBaii A. tlKTEK.
Administrator of the estate of Klnman Tan-
derptol, deceased y
' Referee's Sale of Real Property.
On the Tth dav of March. 1903. at the hour of
one o'clock P M at the front door of the Court
house In Corvallis. Oregon, I will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder, for cash, the fol
lowing described real estate towlt: Lots nos.
107 and 114 in block no. 25 In the Oityof Philo
math, Benton County, Oregon.Said sale Is made
under and in pursuance of an orderand decree
of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for
Benton County in the suitof George H Burtch,
et a 1 Plaintiffs vs Jennie Churchill et al, De
fendants, a prooeediuir tor the Dartition and
sale ot real property.
hi. r a v ttiN Mr,
Referee appointed by the said cxrart to sell
said real estate,
Bean' the ' 1T,1B KlIllJ Have Always QHg
$3.50 Shoes for $2.50
Call in and get a Trial Package
if odes Grocery
von want and to
Notice of Final Settlement,
In the Matter of the Estate of James Marvin
Applewhite, deceased. " . . (
Notice Is hereby given that 1. E E Wilson, as
administrator of said estate of James Marv
in Applewhite, deceased, have filed my final ac
count as such administrator with the clerk of
the County Court of Benton Couuty. State ot Ore
gon, and the said Court has fixed Saturday the
7th day of March, 1903, at the hour of ene o'clock,
in the afternoon of said day as the time, and
the County Court room In the Court House In
Corvallis, Benton Couuty, Oregon, as the plac
for hearing any and all objections to . the said
final account and for settlement ther ,
Dated tills February 7, 1903,
E. E. WILSON.
Administrator of the Estate of James Marvin.
Fresh Cooked Crabs. '
One half dozen for 30 cents. Neatly
packed in light boxes and delivered at
express office in Newport. Four boxes
or less shipped to one address will cost
but 35 cents for expressage. Address
orders to , ,
W. G. Emery, Newport, Ore,