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Official Paper of Benton Conntfj
COBVAIXIS, OREGON. MAB. 11; 1903.
A BOW OE PROMISE. ' -
T" It is announced.that a meaj, pack
ing establishment with thiee-quar-ters
of a million capital is to appear
in Portland. The J expectation
ough to be realized, for ; it is the
logical product of environment. It
is the effect of a very manifest cause.
Oregon conditions are peculiarly
and intensely favorable for livestock
production. : ' 1
The lack of such a market as big
packing establishments make, has
long held the ; industry - in . check.
The necessity of shipping the" sur
plus alive to Kansas City or
Chicago,' and the actual shipment
back' of the cured product to Oregon
and the Orient has robbed Oregon
growers of what was their natural
profit, and has circumscribed their
operations. Whenever ... Portland
becomes a Kansas City in , meat
packing, Webfoot lands will advan
ce in usefulness and price, and
Oregon farmers will thrive as never
before. .- " ' V"" '" ' ' ' ' ...
r . QUESTIONS: TEE REFERENDUM.
There have been numerous evi
dences in Oregon that the office of
. attorney general might be profit
ably abolished. Decisions . and
opinions from that source are acr
- corded but .little respect- Of late,
the occupant of the office is'an un
known lawyer. . When he ..delivers
an' opinion, the public is .wont Cto
regard it as about as likely to be
wrong as right, v It's publication
only leads to doubt and confusion.
Nobody knows whether or not "to
- accept is as the law. There is no.
question but opinions rendered in
the past by that functionary' nave
been laughed at, by good lawyers,
, Under the conditions abolition of
the office would at. least remove un
certainty. Besides," the salary
would be saved, : - or be,, available,
for obtajning .' opinions from good
lawyers in case legal advice ' is nec
essary. . ' - ':J ' f--;--fN :WV''."""
The referendum law is in ; con
fusion now by an opinion announce
ed.by the present attorney general
He declares that a law enacted with
an emergency clause is ; beyond the
the reach of the referendumtf he is
right, a large part of the effective
ness of .the law is destroyed. And
also, a subterfuge is open to the
legislature to avoid the, referendum
altpgether, merely by attaching an
emergency provision to' every , bill.
The vital question is" however.
is Us rigilt Qf is he wroDg? :. WKo
knows? VY iV ;- ,;- .;'
he referendum is a : . wholesome
provision in legislation. ; It takes
"final n nfTiAfifTr nmn-rr V fmm ranraJ
sentatives and puts" it into - the
hands of the " people '..'. themselves.
Its existence has a. forceful effect
in deterring legislatures trom pas
sing bad laws. . ' The . knowledge
that the people ; may - veto makes',
legislators more , conservative., . -Besides,
the .: people can, better ,
be depended upon than can . a iew
representatives, The people have
abundant time and sober 5 reflection
for consideration of pending meas
ures; the legislators must ; decide
in the whirl, bustle and excitement
of a brief session, where all - man
ner of influences, clean- and unclean
are brought, to bear. 'The, measure
ought to stand, untrammeled and
unchecked, becau se it is kbertyand
freedom in the fullest and freest
sense. " . ..:
Notice to Bidders.
Notice is hereby given, ': that the:Coun
ty Court of Benton County, State of
Oregon, will receive sealed " bids . up. to
one o'clock Wednesday, April ist, 1903.
for the removal of the sCourt House
clock from present position to 3rd floor
of said building, the cleaning of- said
clock, encasing same in glass" case, all
material and labor to be furnished by
bidder, the Court" reserving the., right
to reject any and all bids. ' "' s '
. Dated March 7th, I903. V t T
Victor p. mioses,
CSounty Clerkof Benton County, Ore.
. . . - Selling Off.
J; Wrage is offering ', his . household
furniture for sale. ' Also his cloth in
tailor shop. Suitings and pants patterns
at cost, as he expects to leave soon for
JP wrtland. - ;
.. ... '. For Bent. ,
A dairy ranch. Stock for sale. Apply
or write to r-i
William I. Price, Belif contain, Or. -
CAN PAY MONDAY.
And get Rebate on Taxes Sheriff has
so Ruled Money Rolls hu-
Those who pay taxes next . Mon
day, will get the three per cent re
bate. That will be on 'the i6th,
but the sheriff has decided, that it
would be unwise to "close up the
rebate business on Saturday. That
day is only the 14th. The law says
the rebate may be secured on the
15th. But the 15th is Sunday and
on that day the sheriff s office is not
kept open. V" ' "
Sheriff Burnett reasons thus:
What if a letter containing checks
for payment of taxes should arrive
on Sunday? That would be on the
15th and naturally enough the sen
der would be entitled to the rebate.
If however a citizen with the cash
in his pocket applied at the sheriffs
office on Sunday the 15th, he could
not pay , and accordingly could- not
have the benefit of the rebate. That
would be discrimination against the
payer who applied in person.
Also what if the person who ap
plied on Sunday should claim that he
complied with the language of the
law, and that he had been unable,
because the office was closed to pay
his taxes. And that if he should
go to court and insist that he had
been deprived of his rights. It is
regarded as likely that ; he would
win, and accordingly, the sheriff
has decided to take no chances and
allow the regular three per. cent re
bate to such persons' as -pay ";theii
taxes up to: the' hour of closing -on
Monday. ; '., ... '.'-;, -.':,-.-- '
, v Up to Monday afternoon $75,000
had been collected, and 817 receipts
had been given out.
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
Bids Asked for Bridge at Stewart's
Hill And Other Matters.
: At the regular monthly meeting
of the commissioner's court last
week the county surveyor was in
structed to prepare plans and .. spe
cifications for a new bridge to be
built at Stewart's hill on the Al-bany-Corvallis
road, and to ad
vertise for bids, ;. The bids . are to
be received at the April term of
court. : ' - " r'
The report of the clerk with the
court showed issue of warrants as
bounty on scalps of wild, animals!
as follows; r A W Hawley, $tt A J,
Erwin, $2y Will Steeprow' $4;
Lester January! $4. ;
A The purchase of two graders at
55 each for use in the Alsea and
Blodgett districts was ordered.
. Four bids fox changing the
Wren-Kings Valley road were of
fered and all were rejected, v
. It was ordered that from, this
date until further notice the bounty I
tor scalps 01 ; Wild animals snail be
$2 on the following, wild cat, coy
ote, mountain lion or panther, cou
gar and gray wolf. r 'w' -:
-. . The bond of John W ' Woods,
post commander for , relief lof -in-,
digent soldiers was approved. The
amount is 500 and the sureties
S.Chipniah and C;A Woods. -.
; The contract; for furnishing 5
cords of old growth fir wood" for use
for fuel at the court house was
given to R- W Taylor, and 25 cords
second growth to ' L, S Woodruff.
The first "receives $2.97 and
Woodruff, $3,43 per',, cord. , Other
bids were O Martin, "old growth,
$4; O Martin. ! second - growth, $$f
William Hutchms,Ysecond growth,
$2.49. No bids were received for
oak wood advertised for. r- h ' -
The bond of M. P. Burnett for
tax collector' was approved Its
amount is $10,000. '.-Y 1 r'. "
Fifteen dollars was , donated for
the" transportation of Carrie Fossett
and family from "Corvallis to Ta
coma. -. ;. ..'.r'r" ';-'. . ,; -:;
The Benefit ot Change. J :
We are not house plants: ' We need a
change of soil now and thento "be re
planted. -New scenes, new experiences,
new surroundings '-n change of climate
dry air instead of moisture, sunshine in
place of cloud.-: This" is sometimes es
sential to health. There are conditions
near at hand that are better than Europe
can offer.' Take a month or; two in Cal
ifornia. v' Plant yourself for a time where
there are no irritations: where tihe hotel
is beyond criticism, the landscape pleas
ing, and where sunny weather invites
to' walks and drives, Pure and dry air,
and the increased electric influences of
sunshine are vastly helpful.
, :; You can make Ifiis trip at very little
expense, and enjoy a ride overthe'Scenic
Siskiyou and Shasta mountains, which
at this time of the year with their snow
covered peaks, are unsurpassed for their
grandeur.- '. -
- For complete information regarding
rates, points of interest, and delightful
hotels in California address
' W. E. Coman,
Gen. Pass.Agt S. P. Co- Lines in Oregon
Portland, Ore. ; t
" r Live Poultry Wanted. '.
' Highest market price paid for chickens
turkeys, geese and ducks; ' "'" '
- . . Hodea' Grocery,
Ed. Clark to Wed Fred Colvig's .Mar
riageOther Local News, j ;
- Mrs. Glenn Winslow left by
boat Wednesday for her home in
Newberg after a brief visit with
relatives. "r ' '" ''-'"-J-
Three hundred packages of gard
en seeds, seot out from the bu
reau at Washington, are held for
free distribution at the office of
Senator John D. Daly, If Senator
Daly is not found in his office, ap
ply to O, V. Hurt.
Fred Colvig, late student at OAC
is a married man, His wife is
Miss Hazel Buchanan, -who,"' as a
little girl, resided in ! Corvallis' sev
eral years ago. The wedding oc
curred recently. Mr. and Mrs. Col
vig were on yesterday's ' Eastside
train,- bound for. some point in
Southern Oregon. v- i
v The marriage of Edwin M Clark,
formerly of this place, and Miss
Josephine Gorther of McMinnyille,
is to take place Saturday evening
March 14th, at Vale, Oregon. Miss
Gortner is a very successful music
teacher, and has been teaching at
Vale for the last few months. . . Mrs
Ruth Clark leaves this morning on
her way to Vale to be present at the
wedding. . .'"v.;.
The Albany correspondent of the
Oregonian reports that a note
pinned to a tree has been found on
Alrtnstrong place.' It purpots
to' have been written by the mis
ssiog man and says,. "Have gone to
-California. " Some: aTe inclined to
discredit the authenticity of the
note. . Sheriff Burnett was it the
scene of the dissappearance all day
Sunday; but found nothing to. indi
cate foul play, v
THE STEEL BRIDGE.
At Albany is now Free Linn County
' Owns the Structure.
Albany Democrat, At five o'clock
last evening the county court voted
to assume charge of the Albany
steel bridge, accepting the propo
sition of the city, which will .contin
ue to assume the debt of the bridge,
but is relieved from all expense of
keeping it up. The first toll was
collected on the 6th of May, 1901,
and the last was paid by R. LV
"Leach, a restaurant man of Port
land, at 7. 15 o'clock, he having
fiome up on the local and immedK
ately started across the river to
yisit relatives, when Mayor Davis
and Recorder Van Winkle arrived.
The Mayor offered the ; last payer
of toll 50 cents for h,is return check
but it was refused, and the check
was endorsed by the Mayor, Recor
der and , W. , C. Breckenridge, ; the
collector, as the last one issued. .
- The action of the county court
will be endorsed by the people of
the county generally, with a few ex
ceptions, and by them when ' they,
understand morefully the situation.
' . WILL RAY HIRED' -
Is to Train the University . of : Oregon
.. 1 Track Team., ' , ; .
J ' : Eugene Register: : The at hletic
board of managers met last ' even
ing and instructed Manager. Eari
of the track team, with permission
of the faculty athletic committee, to
close negotiations with W; M. Ray
of Grass Valley, California,- for the
position of trainer. I This action
was brought about through the re
fusal of Captain Payne to take
charge ofthe training owing to the
press of school work.
: Mr Ray was a student at" the
Oregon Agricultural College dur
ing the. seasons of '93 '94 '95- He
was the fastest college sprinter of
his day. Later he trained for some
time under the direction of "Dad"
Trine and in the spring of ,97 had
charge of the Pacfiic College track
team. His work here was of the
highest order bringing put a bril
liant bunch, of runners such as Red
mond, Heater and ','1 Ken worthy.
Since that time Ray has been run
ning professional fqot races .with
the best foot racers of Oregon and
California! As Mr Ray uses -the
same system of training as - taught
by "Dad" Trine the boys ' will not
be handicapped by any change. '
" Dissolution Notice J7
: Notice is hereby given that , the co
partnership existing' between, f Homer
Lilly and Oliver Wicks is this day dis
solved by mutual consent, r Mr. : Wicks
retiring 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 debts
of the firm will be paid.. : " :r. ::: ,
, Dated at Corvallis, February 28, 1903.
.-'.. 1 Homer Lilly,
To All Concerned.
Be itknown. that I will pay no debts
contracted, except contracted by myself
or on my order after this date.
March 4, 1903.
CUP DEFENDERS LOST.
Challenging Society Won It A Big De
bate and Large Audience-
The Gatch cup was lost by the
Amicitians to the Zetagatheans in a
debate at the college Friday night,
Both are literary societies at OAC.
The Amicitians won the ? trophy in
a series of debates last year.' Under
the terms made by President Gatch
in offering the cup, .the holders
must , defend it against all
comers. If successful in that . for
three years, the trophy becomes the
permanent property of the society.
: In Friday night's debate the
speakers for the Amicitians were
Mayfield, Brodie and Wells, all
good men.' For r the challengers
the debaters were, Sheppard, Scott,
and Clark, also strong debaters.
The question was "Resolved that
Deportation to Our Insular pos
sessions is the only Solution of the
Negro Problem." The Amicitians
had the affirmative. In the opin
ion of many ' they accepted too
strong a-statement of the question
to hope for success. '.
The Zetagatheans argued that a
good solution of the problem is the
present system of industrial edu
cation. Also they produced figures
showing that the enormous expense
involved in deportation to insular
possessions would make that plan
almost a physical " impossibility.
They proposed as a . better plan of
deportation the setting ' aside of
Arizona and .N w Mexico . and the
purchase' of additional territory
from northern. "Mexico and .the
domiciling ot ' the negroes therein,
as a far better and much cheaper
plan of deportation, -
The Amicitians argued that all
present and past educational plans
have failed, that the negro ' ques
tion becomes more and more1 un
settled, and that under present ar
rangements many of the blacks are
.retrograding and that the only
solution is removal of Jhe black
population to a more suitable clime,
where they will not be in contact
with the whites, with whom assim
ilation is forever impossible.
The question was brilliantly ar
gued on bth sides, and the debate
was a great credit to the students
and societies of the college. r Itis
said that the winners will be
promptly challenged by other so
cieties. '. ' ;
The debate took place in ' the
college chapel in the presence of a
large and deeply interested crowd.
Here is the difference between
Albany and Corvallis. : When the
young women of Albany held a
child' s party they met alone with
the blinds down, while ' the Cor
vallis ypung women ' invited all the
young men, and they met together
in decidedly short dress and knee
breeches in the biggest hall in the
city, the Agricultural Hall of, the
College. They had " bread and
milk and cookies. Albany Demo
crat ., v -
' What did the Albany girls do
that they had to draw' the blinds
down? :' There was nothing "about
the Pierian party to be ashamed of,:
and they left the blinds up so all
the world could see if it wanted to.
That's another difference' between
Corvallis and Albany.
Having sold my milk route, I have
for sale a number of ; firstclasa . cows.
Come early and get first choice, .
j. D. Hukill, Corvallis. Ore.
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Webster Multi-Kopy 45c doz., $.5o box.
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Oysters in Season,
Located in Hemphill Building, Cor
. C. W, LKDEKLB,
To Lancl Buyers,
T 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
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If you are in search of such, see me before
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Vegetables, Flou r & Feed.
telephone no. 338. '
Corvallis, - - - Orecon.
We handle several brands of canned goods, but none which gives so good sat
isfaction and represents so much value for your money as
When yon buy a can of Monopole Coffee, Spices, Baking Powder, or other
Canned Goods of this brand, you have our guarantee that it will please you,
or money back. Yours Truly, '
3. . ebipntan.
Our New Spring Stock is Now Arriving.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE ARRITED:
, New Dress. 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.
j New Goods all.the Time.
Diamond "W Brand
- The Best Grade of Canned
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Look at Our Windows and see the Varieties.
Call in and get a Trial Package
I have watches from one dollar up;
'gold, gold filled, silver, silverine-and
cheap ones for the boys. Kings of all ,
kinds Wedding rings, set rings, band
rings. .' ..;..
If you are having trouble with your
eyes or glasses and have tried all theso-'-called
travelling opticians without suc
cess, coine and see me, get a fit that's
guaranteed and by one who will always
he on hand to make good his guarantee.
Notice-After Feb tat the store will
close at 6:30 p, m. except Saturdays.
T Jvlc aid Optician
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