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Official Paper of Benton jfaratfT
ACOBVAIXJS, OREGON, DEC. 30, 1903.
- THE STOLEN BILL.
The theft of the gambling bill,
described in another column, is hu
aniliating to the people of Oregon.
J. Portland rabble of gambling
-.v-nnrirple nrrnstom'ed to prey off
iry- u r vw - -
he linwarv swooped down on the
legislature with a corruotion fund
onrl Viw si-pfllth defeated a measure
rtnt in an ooen. fair fieht, would
almost certainly have become a law,
law has proven most
effective in the state of Washing
nn and for the benefit of certain
ities, is badly needed In Oregon
3t was in a fair way to become
'statute until illgotten dollars bump
A fltrainst trusted servants of the
people, raised up to legislate or as
sist in legislation for the protection
of society, and , there it fell. The
mntatiori of pold swerved some
'(pnknown from his duty, and
estate was cheated of its own.
Of all the people in society, ' the
-lowest and the vilest is the profes
sternal gambler. His calling
without excuse, and his methods
tevoiid aooloev. His gains" are
all-gotten because wrested by trick
or device from fools to whom.noth
ingis given in return. He produces
nothing, betters nobody, but harms
evervthiner and everybody. His
- w a - .
calling is genteel robbery, his sue
' cesses a crime and his career
flight on society. Yet in his maj-
estv. and with his stolen swasr, he
.flitted up to Salem, found there a
Houblic servant as - low and vile as
limself. and defeated a law that
nine-tenths of the people wanted.
For the twin act of villainy,
'- there should be a swift and dual
'levenge the seeking out and pun
ishment of the trusted servant that
- stole the bill, anil the speedy en
actment of the measure into law
-by the initiative. In the latter
there is a higher and a safer legis
lative body the vast mass of citi
zens, beyond the power of gamblers
Make Neither Schedule nor"
"Wool 17 to 18
"Wheat valley 77 to
Flour 3.75 to $3.85 pjar bll.
Potatoes $ ,65 to .75 per sack
JSggs Oregon. 30' per doz.
"Butter 20 to 22 c per lb.
Creamery 20 to 35 per roll.
' Corvallis. .
Wheat 71 per bushel, .
Oats to 33
Flour c 1.05 per sack
Butter 25 per lb
-Creamery 73 per roll
I3?gs 30. c per doz
Chickens 14 per pound ,
Iar4 15 per lb
There continues to be trouble on
the R. F. D. routes' out of Cdr-i
vallis, particularly numbers 1 and
2. Two influences are factors in
the dissatisfaction.: One is the fact
that horse feed is so high and the
pay so small that carriers make
but little at the work. Another
is that some of the bad spots in the
roads make it impossible for the car
riersto make anything like Schedule,
time, The meagreness of the pay
has led to a resignation of route
2,' and the bad roads' on 1 and 2
lead 6 much delay that carriers do
not reach the Corvallis office until
two and three hours after darkness
has set in. . . . '
Both sources of trouble are under
consideration and investigation by
the department at Washington. In
a letter to Postmaster Johnson
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Bristow says: .
'You are requested to notify the
patrons and road officials that the
department looks to them to keep
the highways in such condition
that they can be easily traveled by
carriers at all seasons, and that in
difference to the matter will lead to
a permanent withdra wal of service
from that community. Please in
form this office what, if anything
will be done. ; ''
WERE R. F, D. ROUTES WITHDRAWN
route, and i. largely5? Tesjxmsihte
tor the extreme deUyy tn making
Vetch seed at Corvallis Flour Hills
- For Sale.
Bright cheat and rye grass hay,' vetch,
pelts, timothy, and rye grass seeds,
, Poland China hogs, Shropshire rams,
Good, bright vetch straw, fresh from
"the barn, for sale at reasonable pricee.
Zi I Brooks,
Dr. Wells, the Albany V S will be at
fruits livery stables every Friday ol
eac'a week. Bring yonr horses and
lave them examined free of charge.
Of course the dictum - of the
fourth assistant postmaster general
cannot be misunderstood It means
that the highways must be kept in
proper condition for easy traveling
by the carriers, or the service will
be permanently withdrawn. It al
so means that the department looks
to the patrons and the road offi
cials to see that necessary repairs
are made to the roads, and that if
it is not done, the service will cease.
That is the long and short of the
Of course it. would be a black. eye
to Benton county, after the estab.
lishment of the Rl F. D. routes to
have them discontinued. In effect,
it would say to the world that Ben
ton county has worse roads than
have other counties where R. F. D.
routes are in successful operation.
It would make- it difficult here
after, to get R.F. D. routes, in the
county, It! would have a tendency
to prevent incoming; immigrants,
used to R; F. U. service in the East
rrom buying larms ana settling in
Benton, .That in turn, would tend
o reduce the value of ; farms in the!
county because the demand for
them would be removed .; But
more than all, the presence and
operation of the ". R., F. D. routes
is a great and powerful incentive
for betterment and improvement of
the roads, and it those now exist
ing are withdrawn, one of the chief
influences for immediate road bet
terment will be absent. To all this
is to be added that . other unfor
tunate feature, towif. that in Case
of withdrawal of the routes the pa
trons now receiving : their mail
daily will lapse back into; a con
dition where they are not in the en
joyment of" a privilege that the peo
ple of other coun ties , daily en j oy.
Thus,, if the routes are to be lost
it is better never to have had hem
Their withdrawal all patrons, road
men, and all other citizens should,
by application. of remedial influen
ces, use every ettort to prevent.
The remedial influences' are such
repairs of temporary " character "as
are now possible, and good, per
manent repairs, next road making
time. ' ' ' '
offers pay t6 carriers
- NrrTBan workin v harder-'rb
make o 'success-of . the::;R.- F-: D.
routes than is; Postmaster Johnson
of. Corvallis, ' It. was entirely due
to his efforts that routes 2 and 3
were established after they had been
turned down, and the same, ener gy
applied in that undertaking, he
manifests row in ,the ittempt to
make them successful in operation
K patrons and road men will take
an equal interest, the problem will
quickly be solved. Postmaster
Johnson has taken up the matter
of more pay for carriers, and in a
letter to Washington has created
strong sentiment in that direction
Meantime he is in receipt of a letter
irom a patron on route 1, which is
self-explanatory. It is as follows:
Mountain View, Ore., Dec. 28.
B. W. Johnson. ' '
uear oir: 1, nave read your ex
cellent letter pubhshsd ; in the Ore
gonian and agree with you that
R. F. D. carriers salary is-' not
enough to pay his hdrse feed, etc,
especially during the winter months
Perhaps the fairest thing ' to do
would be to let the present salary
stand, and in addition ' to give
a "horse allowance" of say $10 per
month as required. A route thatcan
be easily worked with' one horse
during the summer months might
require 3 or even 4 horses to do the
same work in winter and' be a much
harder and more disagreeable job
for the carrier. It is neither right
nor lair that the carrier should, be
put to this additional expense to
enable him to carry on his work.
In the meantime before congress
act as we' hope it will, something
ought to be done to help out the
carriers. I suggest for the patrons
of different routes to make up a
small subscription of say 50 or 2 5
cents each per rnqnth for winter
months, which would amount to
$10 or $15 per month to help out
the carriers' salary.
For myself I am willing to bind
myself to give 50 cents per month
for Dec , Jan, and February while
roads are bad, and I have no doubt
many of the patrons of routes would
be glad to do the same.
Would you kindly act as ; treas
urer of such fund for which I en
close my subscription ol 50 cents
for Dec. '03. t
Smi:ivRam jWants tem sdf iCam '
"?,';likes the College st fll?-
tn'his-Iate.visitto the OA"C-&a
Soami Ramwasw e l pleased with the
facilities and opportunities at that inr
stitution. He spent much time a
mong the buildings and on the arm.
He is an educated and high-born
Hindoo, who is in this country, pre
paring the. way for transplanting A-
mefican ciyilizaliaa to. his people in
India. . The plan adopted .is similar
to that invoked by Japan. Young dise will begin Monday,
men 01 cnaracier are to oesenmere jae .i 4 vi- :n v.- '-j .1
to be educated, and they will then -""J ai'lw? f BW,U wm.ue nuucea except
return to. their native land and W. 1m JJOUoria8 ana y.&0 shoes. Haw6s S3 00 rinta
m "f"""s ivionarea wmte snirts. snoo p.nttnn atiH rim. nw
r I 9 -w mj. w y u J V C-l
f 1 X IK III Tt J i' . n 1 . Ttl- m - - I
uur ureal nimuai xveuucuon oaje oi winter Merchah--i
December 28th and continue 30
there be mi-sionaries
and upbuilding their people."
In the recent past the " Hindoos
have used the English universities
for -this purpose, and . Mr. Ram
claims .that the Hindoo students
morl cm . Y nrnnrbei 1V1' t K f c!iitioc
there that the English were moved Everything must move.
to restrict the number of, snch ' stu
den's that could be admitted to the
institutions of learning. -That di
rected the present movement to the December 28th
Of O. A. C, Mr. Ram ; declared
frankly that it presented the, most
practical opportunity for be efit for
the students he desired to bring
to this country. The faculties and
the work as well as the preparation
was mote nearly suited to the wants
of people in his land than any other
institution he had visited on the
Pacific Coast, Stanford and. Berke
ley being among them He said
that if arrangements could be made
for some of his students to enter,
that they would -certainly be here
in time. . , '
In For land, a number of persons
have contributed $1,000 to.be used
in defraying the expenses of such
Hindoo students as may desire to
attend the college. Mr Ram has
purchased a farm in the Shasta val
ley on which a number 01 hi9 peo
ple will b placed for the purpose
of learning the American system of
agriculture, some, of whom it is ex
pected will be of those that are ex
pected to attend O. A- C. It is not
now known when any of the" Bin
doos will apply for admission at the
college, or even that they will be
permitted to enter.
Great Slaughter on Boys' and Children's Suits and
Overcoats, Ladies' Tailor-made Suits, Cloaks,-!
Wraps, Jackets, Furs, VValking and Dress Skirts. '
We want the room for our New
get the money out of winter
good?. Remember the datp,- Monday morning at 9 o'clock
btore closes at bo clock, sharp.' r
Spring Stock, and want to
Real Estate Co.
Just a Few of Our Many Bargains.
.. Notice to Creditors.
'Jin the Matter ot the Estate)
a. T. Elgin, accessed. J
Hotice Is hereby Riven to all persons concern
- ed that the undersigned has been duly appoint
' ed administrator of the estate of Q. F. Elgin, de
ceased, by the County Court of the State of Ore
gon for Benton County . All persons having
claims against said estate, of said Cr, F, Elgin,
deceased, are hereby required to present the
same, -with the proper vouchers, duly verified
' as by law required, within six months from the
date hereof to the undersigned at the office of
Benton County Flouring Mills, or at the law of
.flceof E. E. Wilson, in Corvallis. Oregon,
. Dated this December 12, lt03.
. GRANT ELGIN,
Administrator of the estate of G, F. Elgin de
" . ceased,
Came to my Place;
A'stray white sow, December 5th,
1903. ' .
T. A. Logsdon.'
' We are capturing the gift - makers.
Our line of diamonds, watches, i rings,
"and silver novelties, is full of quality and
jnerit. P. M. French, the jeweler
PART OP SERVICE WITHDRAWN..
In part, the daily service on the
R. F. D. route 1 has already been
withdrawn. There are two prongs
on the Wells road- that the' route
serves, One of these goes to Blake's
and the other to the Martin corner.
Ordinarily, the carrier makes one
of these prongs and after doubling
back on it, then makes . the other.
The distance on one is six an.d the
other four miles. , In order to en
abte the carrier to make nearer ap
proach to his ' schedule, it has been
determined to make , one of these
prongs one day and ' the other the
next. On; Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays, he will go to- Blake's,;
and will hot go to the Martin corn
er. On Tuesdays, - Thursdays and
Saturdays, he will go to ' Martin's
corner, and will not make the Blake
trip. The saving of four miles one
day and six the other will mater
ially assist, and will still give the
patrons on each prong a tri-weekly
service." ' , - '
A similar change is in contempla
tion with reference to route number
2. Unless there is a change for
the better, it may become necessary
to cut off the trip to the Beaver
Creek school house. It is desired if
possible to avoid the change, . as
about twenty families are served by
the trip. The road leading there,
however, is by far the worst on the
No. 34. 460 acres adjoining R. . R.
town, all tillable, fine improvements.
Only 25 per acre.
No. 37. 387 acres 7 miles from Cor
vallis and one and K miles from R. R.
station, two tood houses, hue barns, 125
acres out to grain. ; A fine place $45 per
acre. . : . ,
No. 21.-300 acres U fenced 160 acres
cleared more could be, 100 acres to
grain now. "Price $25 per acre:':'
No. 20. 60 acres, good 9 room house,
good well and orchard, all 'fenced; also
10 head of cows, team, - harness and
wagon; some hogs and chickens all" for
3ooo. v : "-., '. . li -
. . No. 18. 30 acres, 25 in orchard mostly 1
prunes, good house and bara, good well
and rUnnfng water.' Price J2400.
No. i5. 160 acres. 4, miles east of
Corvallis, eight room house, barn 40 x
60 20 acres of prunes, balance good forest
land. Price $3$ per acre.
No. 36. House and two lota on Main
street f 1,500. v
No. 27. 22 ' foot front on Main street
good location for business. $ 500.
' No 25. A fine lot on Third street $135
--'-.',- - ,.-.. . .
No. 31 Two flue lots nice location,
No. 35. Undivided halt interest m-t
business lot on' Main street, good two
story brick 50 x 75 feet, a snap. Price
4,500. - ;
, Space will rot permit of further details,
but if vou want a good investment call
and see us. White.& Stone. First door
south of Reading Room. '
E-itray N tlce,
Strayed, to the John Writefman place,
a registered Cats wold tiack. Owner may
prove property and pay charges. ;
January 5, 1904, is the Date
For Opening after the Holidays.
CORVALLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE.
Cborougbt Sborf and gomplete
Courses in Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting, Rapid
Calculations,, Commercial Law, Letter "Writing, English, '
Punctuation. , ,
I . E; RICHARDSON, Pres ,
Civenty Patterns Iran and
To choose from.
Make vour friend a Xmas present of a
stiletto pocket kuife; For sale by Berry
&Cail. . . .
Go to Zierolf's for fresh Yaquina ,Bay
ovsters- ' " 1
, Nothing makes a more appropriate
gift than one of those detachable handle
"Hull" umbrellas, fl.50 to 20. Ladies
and gents sizes. F. M; French,'
P. M. Zierolf, grouer, will
after 6 p.. m.'frotu this time
uary 1st. a
My store will be open eveiiingB from
this date until after Christmas.
' C. A. Gerhard.
$3.50 to $17.50
Elastic TeH mattresses $9.50 to $12;
And full-sized Mattresses as cheap as $2.00- ,
Stock of Furnf turet Carpets and Stores
Was never so complete and full of genuine bar- . '
gains as now. Call and look us over. No '
trouble to show goods. ' .
0 Cheaper Rates.
Commencing Jan I, 1904, we will sell
lights per metre in retddences at 10c per
1000 watt hours vgith .a minimum of 7
cents per tnonth.' Should you use 7,500
we will charge you 75 cents. In Albany
or Portland the same amount would cost
you $li : Should you use 15.000 we . will
charge you $1150. The same amount in
Albany would eost 2.20; in Portland,
J12.70. Should you use 20,000 your bill
will be 42. In Albany von would have
to pay $3 and in Portland $3.60. -
Hereafter you "will; have t furnish
your own lamp renewals. : .."
"Corvallis Electric Light & Power Co.
Come and see my display of : holiday
gifts in burnt wood, leather - and paper,
also in water colors, oils and pastels. .
- On display at ' my home i on v south
Eighth st. '
Ivaura F. Pratt.
Sterling silver novelties of all kinds at
the lowest prices. E P Greffoz, the
Jeweler, ; .,
Fresh Yaquina Bay oysters received at
ZierolPs evei y Saturday
3. D. matin $ 0o
Uut glass ot the bnest designs at pn,
cea tnac any person can attord to pur
chase atE P Greffoz, the Jeweler,
Kris Kringie TS.
The Holiday Rush is now on in, earnest.
Go to Pratt's for a large, and choice vari-
ety from which to select your gifts, f ;.'
WHEN SUPPLIED BY
P. M. ZIEROLF
,.--.,.4 -' !..;'.,,. .r - -"V .,; ' v , - :"'-.; . -
Insure the utmost satisfaction
to' guests and host. Large,
luscious raisins, citron, cur
rants, orange and lemon peel,
as well as all kinds of relishes
lives; sweet and sour pick
les in bottle and bulk.
Gifts for Ladies. For Gentlemen.
Cut Glass, ' Watches
Rings, Hat & Clothes Brushes
Silverware, - Stick Pins, ;
Sterling Novelties, . Cuff Buttons,
Ebony Toilet Pin's Fountain -
s Fancy Clocks, And
Watches. Plain Gold Pens. ,
: ; ., - j . 1 ' , : ,
Come early" and secure your choice from the larg
est assortment of its kind in the city. Open night
and day until January 1st.' Wishing you a Mer
ry Christmas and Happy New Year, I am
Yours for Xmas Gifts,
E. W. S. PRATT,
v ' . :. The Jeweler and Optician. '
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Honrs 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p.m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortham'a drag store.-
L. G. ALTMAN, M. .
OfSce cor 3rd and Monroe ets. Beef,
dence cor 3rd and Harrison eta.'
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7 -
f to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
Phone residence 815. 1