NEXT SATURDAY. At Fairmonnt Big School and Grange MeetingThe Program. The parents meeting with the public school at Fairmonnt next Saturday February io, will- be a union affair. . -The schools have been united with the Grange at this place. The meeting will therefore receive the united support of the Grangers and school . patrons, which assures a good attendance. The meeting last year was well at tended, and a most enthusiastic meeting was enjoyed by all. Real izing the interest taken then, the present meeting will be enthusiastic and profitable. The Grange Hall is about half a mile from the north end of the Albany bridge - on the river road. The following program has been arranged: I ' Address, Superintendent G. W. Penman. "Upon Whom Should the Re sponsilibity of the SchoolRest?" T. J. Risely, T. B. Williamson, Mrs. Frank Hall. '"Compulsory Education in Ore gon," M. V. Leeper, H.' J. Reese. Mrs. W. B. Shannon. "Cause and Remedy for Lack of Co-operation in Some School Dis tricts," J. T. Mayberry, J. G. Gib son. The noon hour will be spent in an old-fashionedGrange dinner. A 45-minute entertainment will be given especially for the children by an Edison phonograph. . The latest j band selections, solos, etc.. are in cluded in the numbers to be giveD. While the meeting is to be held with the Grange, every one is in vited to attend. For Sale. Best Plymouth Rock or Brown Leghorn cockrels or eggs. J. B. Irvine.. CorvaUis. For Exchange. A fitie residence in Los Ang-les, good Jobation, will rent for $30 per month, value $4000, for improved firm about tame value. . J. G. Simpon, 256 1 N. SiehtJ et. Loa Angeles, Ca!. EIGHT SHIPS SUNK. Continued from Fiist Page. . Cbeefoo, Feb. I5. A reliaMeau thority says that n.ree Russian tor pedo boats have been sunk by guns from the fo U. They were mistakeu for Japanese vessels. New York, Feb. 12. The Japan ese troops landed at Gensan are in tended tooperate with the troops tbat are now been successfully land ed at Pingyang, on the opposite side of the (Jorean peninsula, nays a World dispatch from Kobe, Japan. These two forces constitute Japan's Fecond line of defence against the Russian-", who are marching "over the Yalu into Corea. A first line of defense baa bsen arranged. It is composed of picked troops, who are lind up along the south .bank of the Yalu. It is con sidered most unlikely tbat this ar my will reach its destination in time to intercept the invading Rus sians. The second line may fail to hold the invaders, in which case it is ex pected that a land battle will take place not far from Seoul. In any case the Japanese prepara tions are made with a view of clos ing in on any body of Russian troops tbat succeeds in forcing its way into the intsrior of Corea. Mo bilization of the army has been ef fected without hitch. The trans portation and supplies by means of the railway from the interior to the coaet proceed with great precision. San Francisco, Feb. 12. The Jap anese residents in this city have de cided to undertake the work of rais ing a war fund of $5,000,000 for the assistance of their country in the fight against Rus3h. Consul Uye no presided at the meeting, and he was electsd to take permanent charge of the work, appoint com mittees and supeiintend tha trans fer of money to the home country. About 200 cf the most promi nent residents of the local Japanese colony attended the meeting. Ma ny patriotic speeches were made, and the general sentiment was tbat if the Japaness are net reeded for actual fightiog they should contrib ute everything they possess if neces sary. San Francisco is expected to begin the work by tb.9 early raising of $000,000 to $l,ODo,ooo, and calls for funds will be made upon the Japanese in every California city, in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado Utah, and the movement will be extended to the eastern states, where there are many very many wealthy Japanese, and to Mexico and to British Columbia. Each contributor will be permit- tad to Bay whether the money given by him shall go into ; the govern ment war fundthe red-cross fund or a fund for the Fupport cf widows and orphan of Jpaoeee soldiers killed in the war. Tckio, Feb. I2. It tited cn good authority bere tbat6",ooo Jap anese troops have been uaccesEfully landed io Corea, 'and are dow O' arching toward Seoul from sever al pnints.. . " ' ' Al'iiouzh the Japanese guccfssea dcrFt;the pant wtekhave fired ihepeo pie with cope with tnthcs asm, acd victory is bemg celebrated ..the re is co inclination to minimize the pos sibility of war. The new?papsrs are cautioning the country agamtt tongreatfanguinity,and every tffjrt is being pot forth to increase the effectiveness of the : army in thw a u 3 r n i l.l - T UflU, auu 1U11 W up lue uwm n - ready dealt at sea before Russia has time to recover. Vienna, Feb.. 12. Dispatches from St. Petersburg indicate tfca, in spite of the patriotic demonstra ions that have been repoited from St. Petersburg andM iscow, there is a lack of enthusiasm among the great masses of pra9antry in' the interior district?.'. These dispatches say the revolutionary element of the coun try is growing most active in the remote regions arjd tbat there is a spirit of. dii-content which grows more dangerous to the government momentarily. The rebellious movement is passing beyond the ro itrol of the police in some diS' t icts, and an awful revolution sim ilar to the reian of terror in France is believed within the bounds of co8ibilitv. x A'l of these condiiion?, it Is be lieved, influenced the Czar through out the negotiations with Japan on the side cf peace. It is pointed out that with the main fiabting body of the Russian army actively etggsd in Corea and Minchuria, the Czir realize 1 that be would beendarger ed from internal eourc38, and tield out f gainst the war patty' eo long as he could safely do so without in curring the displeasure of the most pqwerful of his advisers. It is thought probable berp, also, tbat there will be coasiderable dan ger tr Russia through secret agents of revolutionary parties who may be with the army in the Far East, and who would readily risk their lives to betray the army tjthe Jap anese. Tukio, Feb. '11. Vice-Admiral Togo's official report of the despei ate attack of the Japanese fleet at 'Port Arthur reached Tokio late this evening. The report was written tt sea. The report briefly and modestly recpunts the Japanere vic tory. Vice-Admiral Togo left the battle ground not knowing the full extent of the damage his torpedo shells bad ii.fl(ctd, but he was evi dently confident the Russians bad suffered heavily. A translation of Vice-Admiral TogoV report follows: "After the combined fleet left Sa sebo, Feb. 6, everything went as planned. At midnight, Feb. 8, our advance squadron 'attacked the ene my at Port Arthur. At the time the enemy's advance squadron was, for the most part, outside of Port Arthur. Of the advance-squadron, at least the battle ship PoHaAa, the protested cruiser Askold and two others appeared to have been struck by our torpedoes. Oa February 9, at noon, our fleet advanced in the offiDg of Port Arthur bay, and , at tacked the rest ol the enemy's fleet for about forty minutes. The re sult of the attack is not yet known, but considerable damage wa? inflict ed on the enemy, and I believe they were greatly demoralized. They stopped fighting about 1 o'clock and appeared to retreat into the harbor. In this action, the damage to our fleet was very slight and our fight ing strergth is not in the least de creased. The number of killed and wounded was 58. Of these, four were killed and 54 wounded. "A report of the engagement of the detachment squadron at Che mulpo has probably been sent you diraot'.y by Admiral TJriu. Our ad vance squadron bore the brunt of the enemy's fire, and after the at tack, for the most pirt, rejoined the main' fleet. All the imperial prin ces on board the Bhips are unharm ed. "The conduct of all our officers during the action was cool, not un like that during ordinary maneu vers. Since the battle their spirits have teen high, but their conduct was very calm. This morning ow ing to a very high south wind there has been no communication between ships, and no detailed report,' has been received from each vesael, so I report merely the foregoing facts. New Yoik. Feb. 12. About 200 of the Variag's crew lost their lives when the vessel was destroyed Mon day by the Japanese off j,Chemulpo, according to a World's dispatsh from Tokio. The crew of the Rus sian cruiser numbered 57Q. Many lost their lives under fire, but a large unmber were drowned in at tempting to escape. The men loyally aided their offi- THE LAND FRAUDS (MORE LIGHT ON DEALINGS OF HYDE AND BENSON. Tip Monev Found on. Weshstand - and in Overcoat Mmy Valu able Tracts Wera Illegally , Secured Cleik Was : Made a To Wssbington, Feb. I3. The Fed eral grand jury in this city is list ening to testimony in the famous Benson-Hyde land fraud , case, and from evidence already submitted Secretary Hitchcock is confident tbat a number of indictments will result. Several witnesses who have been examined confirm, to the mi . j X -i 11 j - - nutesi aeiau, iae exposure mane 111 The Oregonisn of October 21, 19O3, of the methods pursued by the lieu land ring, but the testimony goes further and implicates several gov ernment employes, both in Wash ington and in the Wtst., There afe also .indications that : persons - in high places may be .reached before the end. - One of the most important wit nesses yet examined is a clerk in the general land office, who admit ted be had co-operated with Ben son and had furnished him with advance information . whenever the department was preparing to create forest reserves. This elerk'a -service was engaged by Benson, so it was testified, during one of Benson's vis't? to Washinetin. When the two bai reached an understanding the clerk was invited to call on Bensoo at the hotel.. .' Aft r a brief conversation Benson asked bis visitor if he would like to wash bis hands. Taking the hint the cieUt stepped into the bathropm, found a $100 bill on the wasbstand and promptly appropriated it. He tes tified that after subsequent visits to Bcinon he found large sums of toon ey in his overcoat pocket, and at othtr times when iisnson was in San Francisco he received money at differfat timee through the mails. No Inter accompanied the funds, which were invariably inclosed in blank envelopes. So great became the demands of Beoson for information that this clerk found it necessary to empljy a confederate, and it is then believ ed that Harlan, who was chief of the forestry division, at the time, was taken into the scheme. JTogeth- er these two men, it is alleged, By utilizing a cipher code furnished by Benson, kept the San Francisco of fice advised whenever and wherever reserves were. to be created, and save them such other ios-ide inform ation as would assist them in their operations. cer?, and it is said not one of the la t r was drowned in gettirg a-, st. e. Many swam net to the onoie bi to the foreign men-of-war ia tl harbor, which promptly lower-f-n it iatj and went to their rescue. B - des the French cruiser Pascal, ti - Italian crui-er Elba and the B- ish cruiserTalbot aided theref ug -. One hundred and fifty, Ma n -.f them wounded, reached the TVbot. Sir' Cyprian Bndg, the British Admiral in command of the ttttion has ordered that the wounded Rus sians shall not be banded over to the Japanese unlets they so desire. The Japanese did not lose a man. None of theships, which is known to have been in overwhelming force, was damaged. The engagement was wa'ched bv four foreign - war ships, including the United Stites gunboat Vicksburg. i hey all sa luted the Japanese flag Thursday, it being the great national festival of Kigenetsu, the anniversary of the accession of the kmperor Ji,mmu io the throne and the foundation of the present imperial line, 2564 years 8 go. - ' Cheefoo, Feb. 14. -A sleamerar rived here from Port Arthur reports that heavy firing was heard in the straits of Pe Cheli at midnight. London, Feb. 13. A report orig inating with a Japanese from hav ing correspondents in Tokio was cir culated in London tonight to the t fleet that three Russian cruisers, presumably the Vladivostok squad ron, had been torpedoed, in the straits of Sugaro yesterday. .The Japanese legation has heard nothing confirmatory of this report, although it has come to it from sev eral sources. The legation officials received the report with reserve, it being "too good to be true." The Japanese have a strong naval base at Kotomari, at the northern end of Nip pon, and on the south side of the straits, and it is considered impos sible, should the Vladivostok squad ron attempt to harass the coast about Hakodate, that they will be met by torpedo boats from Kotoma Proclamation. Wherets. tne Serreiitrr nf Stat Int the state of Ortgon has notlBea me In vritlu that pursuant to . ta pro Tisious of an act entitled, -An act making ef. fective the m.tiatlve and referendum proru ions of Sectl jo 1 of Article IV of the CousUtn- tion 01 me &iate 01 Oregon, ana regulating e lectioiis thereunder, aad providing peualf.es for violations of provisions of this act," approved Februaiy 2h, 1903, the State Prohibition Al liance duly Sled In his office on February 5, 1904, an initiative petition containing 8 8.6 sig natures' propeily auaehed thereto and certified in accordance with law, demacdinK that a pro posed law, the tenor and eftect ot .which is heieinafter particularly e; forth, providing for election la any county or any precinct therein or any subdivi-ioii therein or any sub division of a county consisting of any number of entire and contigu-His products of such coun ty to determine whether the sale of intoxicat ing liquors shall be prohibited In' sucn county or subdivision thereof or any such precinct and for other purposes as hereinafter stated shall be submitted to the legal electors of the State 'ot . Oregoa for their approval or rejec tion at the general electton to be hela o'u - the 6th day ot June, bing the first Monday of June 19M. Now therefore, I, Gen. E. Chamberlain, Governor oi the State of Oregon, In obedience to the provisions' of said act hereinbefore - fiist mentioned, do hereby make and. lsue this Proclamation to the people of the St'te ot O e gnn, announcing that the said State Prohibition Alliance has flie.1 said Initiative psutl m with the requisite number of signatures thereto at tached, demanding that there be submitted to the legal electors of the State of Oregon for their, approval or rejection at the regular election to be held on the 6th day of June, being the first Monday of June, 1901, a proposed law provld ing for elections in any county or precinct tnerein or any suoaivision mereia or any sub division of a county consisting of any number of entire and contiguous precincts of Buch county to determine whether the sale of lntoxi-. catkig liquors shell be prohibited in such coun ty or subdivision thereof, and tor other pur poses connected therewith as hereinafter stat ed, having for its purprae and being briefly of the tenor and effect following, that is to say: A bill to propose, by Initiative petition, a law providing for elections in any county or any precinct therein or any subdivision of a county, consisting of any number of entire and con tiguous precincts ot such county, to determine whether the sale of intoxicating liquors shall be prohibited la such county or subdivision thereof or In such precinct; providing . for the filing of petitions for such elections and the form and effect thereor. and for notices of such elections and for the time and manner of hold ing and conducting the same; declaring whart st.aU constitute a subdivMou of the county within the meaning of thin law; declaring what acts shall and what shall not constitute a violation of this law; declaring the qualifica tions of petitioners and of eleorors at such el ections; applying to such elections the prov isions of Sections 1900. 1901, 1902, 1903, 1901, 1905, 1906, 11107, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, and 1975. of Bellinger & Cotton's Annotated Codes and Statutes of Oregon ; providing for printing and distributing ballots for such elections; pre scribing theduties of public officers In relation' to such elections and iu relation to the enforce ment of the provisions of this law: providing for the issuance bytueOounty Court of ordeis prohibiting the sale- ot intoxicating liquors wlthincertam limits and declaring the duties of such courts in reference thereto: limiting the time within which the quesUon of prohib iting such sale ol intoxicating liquors may again be submitted t ) vote In the seme district: providing penalttts and punishment for the. violation ot any of the provisions of this law; providing for the return to any liqnor dealer or other t erson of a proportionate amount ot any license fee which he may have paid, whenever the district in which he shall bs engaged lu business shall be declared to be prohibition territory; and applying to nil . elections held under the provisions of this law the provisions of the general election law of the state and declaring certain rules of evidence applicable to prosecutions under this Act. Done at the Capitol at Salem this loth day of February, A. 1)., 1904. i GKOKGE E. ClIAMBEItLAIN. - Governor. By the Governor, F. I; Dunbar, - Secretary of State. (Seal.) FEMALE WEAKNESS 642 1-2 Congress St. Portland, Mains, Oct. 17, 1902. I consider Wine of Cardui superior to any doctor's medicine I ever used rnd I know whereof I speak. I suf fered tor nine montbis with suppressed menstruation whicn completely pros tr&tad ine. Pains would shoot through my back and sides and I would have blinding headaches. My limbs would swell up and I would feel so weak I could not stand up. I naturally felt discouraged for I seemed to be beyond tha help cf physicians, but Wine of Cardui came as a God-send to me. X felt a change for the better within a week. After nineteen days treatment I menstruated without suffering the agonies I usually did and soon became regular and without pain. Wine of Cardui is simply wonderful and I wish that all suffering women know of its Treasurer, Portland Economic League Periodical headaches tel! of fe male weakness. Wine of Cardui cures permanently nineteen out of every twenty cases of irregular menses, bearing down .pains or any female weakness. If you are discouraged and doctors have -failed, that is the best reason in the world you should try Wine of Cardui now. Remember that headaches mean f emale weakness. Secure a SJ,.00 bottle of Wine of Cardui today. IMS' COEVALLIS, OREGON TABLES FURNISHED IN GOOD OLD COUNTRY STYLE. White Help Only Em ployed. Good Clean Beds and Comfortable Rooms. A home for farmers and labor ers. Rates reasonable on application. M. L. SEITS, Prop. E. R. Bryson, Attorney-At-Law. OSTOFFtCE BUILDING E; Holgate ATTORNEY AT ZJJN , JUSTICE OF THE PEACB Stenography and typewriting done. Office in Burnett brick Corvallis. Ore Hotel Lumlier and Bvdlfling Material .' From now on re will keep in s&ck a i Full Cine of Building Cumber, ( We have arranged with the Curtis Lum- .J " J' ber Go to handle theirjimber at Gorval- ' . - lis. We are now prepared to offer Spe- , ial Prices on ax large stock of material.. T Gentral Planing Mills & Box Factory. A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. Now ia the time to think' about Cbat Pair of Eyeglasses You were to treat your eyes to. Come to me and I will fit your eyes guarantee the fit, and will be here from 7 to 6 to make good my guarantee. 1 E. W. S. PRATT, The Jeweler and Optician. Close at 6 p. m. except Saturdays. January 5, 1904, is the Date ; " For Opening aftc- vhe Holidays. CORVALLIS BUSINESS COLLEGE. Cborougbt Short and Complete Courses in Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting, Rapid Calculations, Commercial Law, Letter Writing, English, Punctuation. ' . " - 0 0 T. E. RICHARDSON, Pres., Corvallis, Oregon. Willamette Yallej Banking. Company. GOBVALLIS OREGON. Responsibility, $100,000 A General Banking Business. Exchange issued payable at all finan cial centers in United States, Canada and Europe. r Principal eorreepondents. POTCTT.A VI txm!on & San FranchcoBank Limited; Canadian Bauk of Commerce. SAN FRANCISCO Londou ii San Francis 00 Bank Limited. . NEW YORK Messrs. J. P. Morgan ft Co. C HICAGfO First National Bank. -CONDON, ESG London A San Francisco Bank Limited. SEATTLE AND TAOOMA London & San JTrancisco Bank Limited. Citation. In the County Court of the State of Oregon for the County of 3enton. In the matter of the estate of Jane E. Fishqr, To Ethel E. Schou. Ida S. Moriia, Mireftret Fisher, and Row laud Fisher, heirs aud. devisees of Jane E. Fisher, deceased,' Greeting: in the name of the State of Oregon, you are hereby cited and required to appear io. the County Court of the titate of Oregon, for the County of Benton, at the Court, room thereof at Corvallis in the County of Benson on Tues day the 8th day of March' 1904, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of that day, then aud thsre to 1 show cause if any exist, why an order of j sale 1 should not be made as prayed for in the peti tion of E. E. Wilson, administrator of said estate of Jane e, Fisher, deceased, of the fol- i lowiug described real properly towit: 1 Beginning ac a- point 37 chains east of the ' southeast corner of the northwest quarter nf southeast quarter of section 20, T. 11 d. R. 5 W. and run thence north 00 chains; thence east 2 50 chains; thence north SOchaius; thence east to the West line of the donation laud claim of Philip Mulkey, Not. No. 938 in 1. 118. R. 5 W. ; thence south t j a, point 9.50 chains south of the northeast corner of donation land cluim of J. O. Roberts, Not. Ho. J40, same Tp; and R.: thence i north 20 degrees iiO minutes west 19.62 chains to a point 4.7o chain west of said northeast corn er of said Roberta claim ; thence west to the place ol beginning. Also lbtlOiu section 22, and lots 1, 2, :i, 4, and b in section -21 T. 11 S. R. 5 V.f except therefrom, the followlug, beginning at a point 5u links east of the southwest corner of said lot 5 and run . theuce north 4.0 chains: thence south 75 degrees east Il.2ochainb; theuce south 24 degrees ernst 1.48 chains to point on south boundary line ot said lot 5 (said point being 4.40 chaius west from (southeast corner ot said iot 5) thence west on south boundary line of said lot 5. a distance of 10.5 j chnins to the place ot beginning, containing 2:2 acres more or less. Also a strip of land 30 feet wide running along the full length of the west eiie of a piece of land containing 17.83 acres des cribed as follows: beginning at the N. . corn er of claim No. 55 T. 11 S. R. o W .. run thence W. IS chains: thence S. 9.91 chains; thence E. IS chains; thence N. 9.91 chains to plate of be ginning. All the above being in Benton coun ty, state o' Oregon. It being the iutention to include in the above description all lands described in mortgage given byJaueE. Fisher ahd husband to the state Land Board, bearing date December ti. 1-.HHJ. And you are further notified that this citation is served upon you, aud each of you, by pub lication thereof in tha Corvallis Times, news-' paper for four weeks, uuder an order made by the Hon. Virgil E Watters. juige ol Baid. court bearing date Februaiy 5.h, 1901. WITNESS, the Hon. Virgil . Watters, Judge of the County Court of the State of Oregon fo; the County of Benton, with the seal of said Court amied thU 5th day of February. A D. 1904. Attest VICTOR p. M03E3, : Clerk. , E. E. WHITE Real Estate Co. Just a Few of Oar Many Bargains. No. 64 120 acres, all fenced, 250 acres cultivated, good 8 room bouse. Could be d vided np very nicely for small colo ny ,g if desired. .All good land and only $25 per acre. ' No. 62 5 acres all out to prunes on College Hill, 1350. No. 63 5 acres in north part of Corval lis, $45-- r - No. 9715 acres, 4 miles from Cor- vallis, fair improvements, $15 per acre. ' No. 6880 acres, 8 miles from Corval lis, good improvements. $3,200. No. 38 House aud two lots,, several fruit trees, 350. No, 70 Fine large house and barn and two lots on Third and Washington streets. A bargain at 5 1700. ties in the East who are coming to Ore gon this spring. Several of the parties are chartering cars to this point, and we' woald be glad it you have a bouse to rent if you would let us know; also if you have property of any discription you wish to sell, we would be pleased to have you list it with us. White & Stone. First door North of Reading Boom. CORVALLIS & EASTERN RAILROAD. Card Number 22. Time 2 For Yaquina: Train leaves Albany. 12:45 P-' m " Corvallis 2:00 p m " arrives Yaquina.. v 6:2o p. m. Returning: . v , leaves Yaquina.. v 6:45 a.m. Leaves Corvallis 11:30 a. m Arrives Albany...... .... ..12:15 p. m 3 For Detroit: . ' Leaves Albany . 7:00 a. m Arrives Detroit. . . .' 12:20 p. m 4 from Detroit; Leaves Detroit..... .".i:0o p. m Arrives Albany. 5:55 p. m Train No. 1 arrives in Albany in time to connect witn s Jt south bound tram, as well as giving two or three hours in Albany before departure of S P north bound train. ft Train No 2 connects with the S P trains at Corvallis and Albany giviog direct ser vice to Newport and adjacent beaches. Trsiin fnr Hpfrr.It "Rrpirpnhiinh and other mountain nsorts leaves Albanv at 7:00 a. m., reaching Detroit at noon, giv ing ample time to reach the Springs the same day. For,further information apply to Edwin Stone, Manager. H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis. inos. VjOCKreil, Ageni Aioany, , ' Taken Up. . Notice is hereby given that I have at my p'.ace, 12 miles southwest of Corvallis an estray two-year-old Jersey heifer, having white spot on left flank; no brands nor earmarks. Came to my place Jan.26, 1904. , W.H. Ish. '