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G OR VAULTS, OREGON, MAR. 4, 1903.
GRAFT, OR VETO WHICH?
Some of those struck by the gov
ernor's vetoes are protesting in the
newspapers. This was to have
been expected. After a lobbyist
or a solon has worked his measure
through the vicissitudes of two
Tiouses, it disappoints and enrages
' him to have it killed by the exe
cutive. It is but natural that he
should lift his voice in lamentation,
and descant upon the great loss the
state is to suffer because of the un
. timely and cruel taking off of his
But there are others. The good
old taxpayer, who has all these
grafts to pay for, is not in tears.
. From his standpoint, it is a good
thing to have an executive who is
. jiot afraid to be governor. It is es
- sential that a governor shall not be
servile to the other departments of
the state government. It is a gov
ernor's prerogative to veto bills.
A part of the legislative power is
vested in him, It is contemplated
by the constitution that one-third
of , the power in legislation
shall.be wielded by him, for it takes
a two-thirds vote of both houses to
pass a bill over his veto. Failure
to veto a bill that he believed bad,
-would be a fault, and the executive
'who so failed would be recreant to
his duty, that duty his official oath
binds him ever to perform. .
It is unfortunate that Oregon's
executives in the past, have not more
frequently exercised the power of
the veto. Legislators' in the swirl,
bustle and excitement of a legisla
tive ssssion, have much to contend
with. MaDy a difficult problem
confronts them. The importu
nings of a greedy lobby, the re
quests of fellow-members, the de
vices, fair and foul, of those inter
ested in oendine measures, all
these, are brought to bear, and it is
indeed a strong legislator that is
not occasionally swept off his feet
and his vote given to a bill that his
better judgment and more sober
moments would not approve. It is
impossible not to have bad rneas-
ures occasionally run the gauntlet
; . of both houses,, and it is a. wise
governor, that does not hesitate to
- to use his veto and a wise people
" that sustains him therein.
In some of the measures killed,
' there were possibly good provisions
If so, it will not hurt them to wait
two years, when if they are deserv
ing, another assembly can re-enact
them without the objectionable
features. This is true of the $63.-
i 000 appropriation bill, which com
prised $14,500 for an executive
. mansion. It is true of the $20,000
appropriation for a bureau of mines,
which mining men did not want,
and of which it is said that its ul
timate cost would have been far
, more than the original amount.
' It is true of the land graft bill that
would have cost the state anywhere
from $100,000 to half a million,
and true of the Newport normal
school, which never ought to have
So, with graft after graft knock
V ed out by the vetoes, and thousand
upon thousand of public money
saved, let the disappointed howl.
It was to have been expected. But
the governor is right, and they
know it. So does everybody else.
- Miscellaneous. .
Don Holgate has a position 9
stenographer with the O. N.
Co. in Portland.
Tnpnh Wraon Vinn arranged to en
gage in business there, and expects
10 leave ior rununuu iuo ihiki
part of April. His Corvallis busi
ness is for eale.
A purse lost, cows for eale, dairy
to rent, a dissolution notice, re
duction of water rates, a warning
. about debts contracted, and other
things are among many interest
ing ada in this issue. Read them
aii.': o;a;-, v.. 'v. -
An , eritertainment and basket
social will be given by the Inde
pendence Young .People's society
at Beulah chureb, Saturday ;March
7th. Th-re will be music, dialog
ue?, recitatioDS, etc. Admission
15 cents; children between 10 and
15 years, 10 cents. Ladies bringing
boxes admitted free. The pro
ceeds are to be used for the pur
C&ate of an organ for the church.
ONE ROUTE GOING.
Free Rural Delivery Begun at Cor"
vallis Something About it.
T?nra1 frpp deliverv route number
one went into operation at Corval
lis at noon Monday. The carrier
left Corvallis at half past twelve
and returned from service on the
route at half past six, six hours ot
time bein? allowed by the estab
lished schedule for the trip- The
carrier is Miles Starr, Jr, son of
M. T. Starr of the fruit and candy
store. He receives tor trie service
ot himself and team, fifty dollars
per month, which is not a very
emolument. The route
leaves Corvallis via the Wells road,
going as far as Blake's place, re
turn tn the Mountain View school
house, crosses to the Albany road
and thence returns to uorvauis.
The distance is 25 miles, and eigh
ty families are served. Up to the
present only about 25 ooxes nave
been put up. .
The mail is carried in a naity
. r 11
new rig, built expressly ior ine
purpose. Its interior is conven
iently arranged for handling the
mails, and also for carrying pack
ages, for which the carrier is al
lowed to collect a fee, which he re
tains in addition to his salary. The
person served, pays the fee for de
livery of such packages.
The rig might be mistaken for
a patent milk wagon of small size.
The carrier sits on a seat in the
back end, just as a milk than does.
In front of him there is a aesK witn
pigeon holes and other convenient
arrangements. ' It is in fact a min
iature postomce, - except tne iock
boxes, the girl at the delivery
window, and the man alter nis
mother-in-law's mail. It is paint
ed red, white and blue and con
spicuously displayed is the legend,
"U. S. Mail, R. F. D." The rig
looked so natty as it went out of
town Mondav. drawn bv a swift
little team that every maiden who
saw it pass, sighed and longed ior
a ride. Inside ot it. wnn a new rxra
net on and her hands full of stick
candy, any town girl would have
been a dream ot perennial v diiss. -
As hitherto noted in the Times
persons along the route must use
the service, or in time it will be
abandoned. A record is kept of the
mail carried, arid if at the end of a
proper period the volume is too
light, the route is promptly elim
inated. Once abandoned, its re
instatement is attended with great
est difficulty. ,
The new arrangement makes
things lively at the Corvallis post
office at noon- time. The arrival
and departure of the C & E mail,
of the Westside mail, and the Mon
roe mail, all at noon time has al
ways made quick work essential
at the office during , the mid
day hours. The addition of
the present rural free delivery
routet with two or more to come
in two or three months, and all
leaving at noon will, in order to
make all connections, require all
the great agility and speed that
the devoted postmaster at Corvallis
has so often manifested, including
the day he beat a train that didn't
leave for twenty minutes after he
reached the station.
, FOR LARCENY.
Bound over to the Circuit Court Rich
Richard Fawcett, who- came to
Corvallis several months ago and
has since held a place in the steam
laundry is in the county jail await
ing the "circuit court. He had a
preliminary yesterday morning in
Justice Holgate's court on charge
of larceny from a dwelling and was
committed in default of $250 bonds.
The offense of the accused is the
alleged larceny of two stoves, a
dresser and other articles from the
unoccupied house of J. W. Jory,
near the saw mill. The Jorys
were employed on the Johnson Por
ter farm, and when they returned
to their home a few days ago the
articles were missing. The matter
was relerred to the officers," and
Sheriff Burnett made the arrest
Monday afternoon, after finding
the missing property in Fawcett' s
house. In a subsequent search of
the premises, a Winchester shotgun
and blankets recently stolen from
Joseph Bryant were also found.
Fawcett has a wife and two
children, and much sympathy is
expressed for the latter. The low
est penalty for the offense is two
years in the penitentiary. Court
meets on the fourth Monday.
Dissolution Notice. v
Notice is -hereby given that the co
partnership existing ' between Homer
Lilly and Oliver Wicks is this day dis
solved by mutual consent, Mr. Wicks
retiting from the firm. The business
will be continued at the old stand ' by
Homer Lilly, to whom all accounts are
due and payable and by whom all debis
of the firm will be paid.. -
Dated at Corvallis, February 28, 1903.
Homer Lilly. ..
: . Oliver Wick.
PREPARING FOR IMMIGRANTS.
Meeting Held at the Court House
What was Said There Col. Drake, j
Col. F. V. Drake, superintendent
of the Oregon Information Bureau
with headquarters in Portland ad
dressed the Citizens League and
others at the Court house Saturday
evening upon the subject of united
effort and the importance of perma
He explained at some length the
organization at Portland which has
contributed $i6,oooto furnish quar
ters and provide suitable attendants
for a permanent exhibit of Oregon's
resources at the great central depot
This bureau now asks that 'each
county send an exhibit of its re
sources, together with such litera
ture as it may have to be placed in
the space, set aside for its use in
this great display room.
There are to be no charges, no
brokerage, no rebates, no commis
sions, and no real estate boomers
or agents connected with ' the ex
hibits. The attendants are to be intelli
gent persons who can direct visitors
and prospectors to the various lo
calities that offer inducement along
the line the latter are investigating.
One of the greatest features of
this movement is the effort that is
being made to publish a series of
scale maps showing the timber,
pasturage, fruit, oil, coal, wheat,
orchard, vineyard and ' mineral
lands in each county with a series
of colors, each representing a type
of resource of the country.
This exhibit room is to be uni
formly furnished with desks,
tables, and shelves for each county's
display, and no advantage is to ac
crue to any county except such as
it may acquire by the merit of the
All the county is asked to do, is
to make the original map showing
its varied resources, and prepare
the exhibit. Transportation for
exhibit will be provided by R. R.
and Steamboat Cos. The map,
after being copied to a common
scale adopted for all the counties
will be returned to the home county.
Col. Drake noted a fsct that the
recent legislature passed a bill au
thorizing the county courts to ex
pend not more than $1000 on the
displays at fairs, state, county, and
district and at this bureau in Port
land. . ;
Follow;ng an informal discussion
of the subject after Col. . Drake's
address a committe consisting cf
Messrs. Currin, Harper and E. E
Wilson was appointed to report at
the regular meeting of the Citi
zens League. -
It appears to be up to the county
to do something now, if it expects
to get the benefit of the vast amount
of literature . being distributed
throughout the east.
Drake was emphatic in his praise
of the Benton County pamphlet and
said we should certainly display
this if nothing else, but he sincerely
hoped. Benton would follow up
such a creditable piece of work by
a good display of our products in
timber, minerals, fir, clay, birch,
and other manufactured products
as well as the raw material from
our tilled fields. ,
THEIR WEDDING DAY.
Mr. and Mrs. Mart Spangler Injury of
Mrs. John Reeves. .,'
Mr and Mrs John Spangler. Mrs
Porter and Miss Lulu Spangler,
accompanied by Darwin Nash, left
yesterday to attend the Spangler,
Raymond wedding to occur at
Salem today. The nuptials will be
solemnized at the home of the brides
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry H.
Raymond. Miss Spangler is to be
bridesmaid and Mr. Nash best man.
The couple aie to.leave at once for
San Francisco, which is to be their
An ugly wound in. the ball of her
foot near the joint with the great
toe gives Mrs John Reeves serious
discomfort. It was made Saturday
evening by a rusty nail. The lat
ter penetrated the sole of the shoe
and entered the foot to a considera
ble depth, requiring much force in
removing it. The member has
since been much swollen as well as
painful, and some anxiety has been
felt on account ot complications
that sometimes accompany such
injuries. . Mrs Reeves was - much
easier yesterday morning.
A good many people have been
busy the past weeK ' puttlog lo early
gardens, and the movements of our
people generally indicate the approach
of spring. -
: To All Concerned, v
Be it known, that I will pay no debts
contracted, except contracted by myself
or on my order after this date. ' 1 f;
March 4, 1903. :
y-; r:--;V VM. George.
About Jefferson and the Declaration
Dean Hawley's Lecture.
Thomas" Jefferson was eighteen
days writing the Declaration of In
dependence. The Continental Con
gress at Philadelphia cut out 18
clauses, changed 10 and added six,
and might have made further chan
ges but for the following incident.
It was a hot afternoon, that fourth
of July, 1776. The windows of
the two story brick building in
which the congress sat were all up.
Horse flies by hundreds swarmed
about the equines in a livery stable
across the street until the owner
lighted smudges whose smoke drove
the flies away. The latter swarmed
into the congress while the debate
was on, and attacked the members.
The slaps and whacks of he buz
zing flies as the latter shoved their
beaks through silk stockings and
into the legs of the dignified con
gressmen, created such a diversion
that consideration was - interrupted!
and the remainder of Jefferson's
document accepted and adopted as
good enough. Jefferson afterwards
said that he didn't know what the
members might have done with his
work, if the nies had not taken a
hand in the debate.
The above and many other inter
esting matters connected with the
making of the immortal Ueclara
iion were told by Willis C. Hawley
in a most entertaining lecture at the
Methodist church, Friday night.
The character and exploits of Jef
ferson from the time he heard
Patrick Henry's fiery and immortal
speech in the Virginia House of
Burgesses until the Declaration of
Independence was adopted, were
attractively woven into the warp
and woof of the lecture. The whole
closed with a beautiful period, re
counting the influence the Decla
ration has exercised on the world;
and its political history, as well as
on the condition of peoples. The
large auditorium of the church was
well filled with an audience that
enjoyed every moment of the ad
dress. Four other lectures by able
lecturers are to follow in the same
Georgia Harper Coming. .
Colusa Sun: Miss Harper in the
title role of Lady Isabel sustained
that difficult character in a way
that is rarely if ever sustained in a
popular priced company. She is
an actress ol ability and ner emo
tional work was simply grand. The
p-owns worn bv Miss Harper were
dreams of loveliness and have never
been excelled on a Colusa stage.
As Archibald Carlyle, Joseph
Detrick was a success, and as Sir
Francis Levison, the cold-blooded
villain, J. G. Harper would have
been hard to improve on. "
Miss Harper will be at the Opera
House March 10. . .
Keduction in Water Bates.
We are proposing to reduce the rates
on water, and to arrange with all con
sumers so that all may be treated the
same. To do this we must insist on" all
bills being paid in advance or by the 10
of the month as our rules end regulations
call for, aDd as all other cities require.
We have no deeire to have any' trouble
with any consumer, but to treat all
alike. Our rules must be enforced. If
anything should happen that the water
is not used after being paid for, ,' the
money will be refunded. .
Very Truly Yours,
Corvallis Water Co.'
A dairy ranch. Stock for sale. Apply
or write to
William I. Price, Bellfountain, Or.
Agent for the famous "Chicago" Type
writer. F.asy terms and machine guar
Webster's Star,.. . . . .70c eaeh,7.5 doz.
" O. K ..65c " ,6.50 "
Imperial.... 5 " 5-oo ,"
Webster Multi-Kopy 4-5c doz., $3-5o box.
" O. K. , 4c " 3 00 "
Gauze 40c " 2.75 "
: Typewriter Paper.
All kinds and all prices. Ask to see
samples. ' . - ,
0. H. Gerhard.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in Zierolf Building, Corv all's. Or.
Notice ot Final Settlement.
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned,
executrix of the es.t,-.te ol John Burnett, deceas
ed has filed her final account In said estate in
the County Court of the State of Oregon for
Benton County, and on Monday, April bth, 19W,
at the hour of, ten o'clock a m, at the County
Court Room In the Court House in Corrallia,
Benton County, Oregon, la the time and place
fixed Dy tne vourv iut
any, to said final account , and settlement
werew. Xurth Bnmett.
I can sell you any kind or size of farm, stock:
or dairy ranch, with or without stock; also city
properties, acreage, near town, business propo
sitions, etc. Farms and ranches $10 to $40
If you are in search
you buy. ,
a OHI3F3Vfl:.3XrS '
Keeps a full stock of staple and fancy groceries bought cheap for caBh, and
they will be sold on similar terms. We have isuperior advantages in the
business and patrons share the benefit. We pay cash for chickens. Phone 333-
1903 SPRING 1903
Our New Spring Stock is Now Arriving.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE ARRITED:
New Dres9 Goods, Silks, Elegant Wash Fabrics,
White Goods, Waistings, Muslin Undergarments,
Embroideries, Ladies' and Children's Fine Shoes,
Royal Worcester Corsets, Plain and Fancy Hose,
Men's and Boys' Suits, Men's and Boys' Golf and!
Negligee Shirts, New Style Hats, W. L. Douglas
And Walk-Over Shoes, Neckwear, Belts, Etc.
New Goods all the Time.
The Best Grade of Canned
Goods on the Market Today.
Look at Our Windows and see the Varieties. -
f ojw m.j- v v
4 "1J.'';rl(-'-"VA'J ,1 ,).?
of such, see me before:
F. P. MORGAN.
Call in and get a, Trial Package
Watches, docks .
I have watches from one dollar up;
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
cheap ones for the, boys. Rings of all
kinds Wedding rings, set rings, band
' If you are having trouble -with your
eyes or glasses and have tried all the so
called travelling opticians without suc
cess, come and see me, get a fit that's
guaranteed and by one who will always
be on hand to make good his guarantee,
Notice-After Feb 1st the stare will
close at 6:30 p, m. except Saturdays.
The Jeweler and Optician,