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COSTAIAIB, OKKOOH, ' MAR. 13, ISO.
WILL IX PASS?
. Tie Local Option LawSome of its Pro.
. vision They Discuss it.
. There is considerable discussion
. , of the proposed local , option law.
, tad opinions vary on the question
-of whether or not it will pass. : It
is expected that by the ' time el
, ction day ; comes,, a . considerable
,rbt will have developed for; and
.against the measure, and both sides
.axe preparing for battle. . -
. Some people are under , tie im
.pression that the adoption of the
..law at the coming election means
.that thereby prohibition of, liquor
selling will have . become a fixed
fact This, however, is not the
.case. A law will merely have been
adopted that will give to any com
, . inanity the right at intervals of two
years to vote upon the question of
whether or not sale of intoxicants
in that community will be permitted
. That is to say it gives to any pre'
.cinct, town or .county a -complete
xight to settle by majority vote
. whether or not there, shall be liq
uor selling m the territory involved
in the election. Some of the spec
ifications of the law are as follows:
Section i of. the law provides
. that whenever 10 per cent, ol the
registered voters of any county,
prc inct, or subdivision of a county
, petition the county ... court, said
court shall order an election to be
held at the time mentioned in such
. petition, to determine whether the
sale of intoxicating liquors shall be
prohibited in such territory." A
subdivision of a county means any
precinct or two or more contiguous
precincts desiring to join together
lor this purpose. No subdivision
less than a precinct can hold this
election, but a subdivision, may
embrace the whole or part of any
incorporated city or town.
Section 10 provides that if a ma
jority of the people - of any sub
division have voted for it, the court
consisting of the county clerk and
two justices of the peace, shall im
mediately make an order absolutely
prohibiting the sale of intoxicating
liquors within the prescribed limits.
If prohibition carries, no subse
quent election can be had before the
first Monday in June of the second
talendar year following,
v Section 14 provides that when
- prohibition has been carried at an i
wciton new tor the entire county,
?!iCii on the question shall
thereafter be held in any subdiv
ision or precinct thereof until alter
prohibition has been defeated at a
subsequent election ' for the same
purpose, held for the entirecounty;
nor in any case where prohibition
has carried in any subdivision of
any county shall an election on this
question be held thereafter in any
precinct of such division until pro
hibition has been defeated at a sub
sequent election held for such en
Thus the petition may be for a
whole county or for any subdivision
one or more contiguous precincts
at the option of those desiring pro
hibition. Call for Warrants.
. Notice is hereby given that there is
, Money on band at the county treasurer's
, office to pay all orders endorsed and
marked not paid for want of funds op to
and including those of March 19th,
l9of . Interest will be stopped on same
from this date.
Dated Corvallia, Mar 23, 1904.
W. A. Bnchanan,
' Treasurer of Benton Co, Or.
A pair of gold rimmed spectacles and
a steel thimble. Believed to have been
dropped on streets of Corvallis. Under
ple&M leave at Truss office.
" The contrast between the simplicity
f the old time entertainment and the
luxury and extravagance of today is no
Where more Btnkinely presented than in
rofusely illustrate! article on "Modern
Banauets"in the Cosmopolitan for I
where more strikingly presented than in
March. Gorgeous dinners at which
gnests dine on horseback, or in huee
Baster'egira and kettles constructed for
the occasion in great ball rooms, ban
quets in cellars, and on roof gardens,
amid bowers, and flower banked grottoes
make up a striking series of pictures
showing the mad rush for the novel
which the wealthy American host has
entered upon. ?
" The Best Cough Syrnp.
S. Li. Apple, ex-Probate Judge, Ottawa
Co., Kansas, writes: "This is to say that
I have used Ballard's Horehound Syrup
for years, and that I do not Hesitate to
recommend it as the best coogh syrup I
have ever used. 25c, 50c and fi.oo,
Sld by Graham & Wells.
For Sale. ' ' -
Beat Ply month Rock or Brown Leghari
ockreis or eggs.
J.B. frvia. Corvalua.
s " r . 1 A , -
Local Company 0gaiwdWTwo Out-
'y aide CoafUies Mais Bids tor the '
c Business. '' ,
- A tem penary organization of an
independent telephone company for
the purpose of building and operat
ing rural lines in Beaton' county,
was effected at a meeting of citizens
at the county court room Saturday
afternoon. The meeting was at
tended by about . 30 farmers and
half as many Corvallis citizens, and
the proceedings occupied about
three hours. A tentative plan of
organization was agreed upon, and
is incorporated in constitution and
by-laws, the terms of which, how
ever, are suDject to change at any
time. The . general management
underthe arrangement is- vested in a
board of seven directors,, consisting
of the following citizens: County
judge Watters, A. T. Johnson. J.
R. Smith, Z. H. Davis, Robert
Johnson, Ed Wiles and George
Under man. A meeting of stock
holders is to be held in the same
room at one o'clock I next Friday,
when the board, of directors will
make a report, and further matters
of important interest will be dispos
ed 01. Enough developed at Sat
urday's meeting to indicate that
the movement for rural phones is
deea-rooted, and that extensions
of lines under some plan, and their
wide use in adjoining . farm homes
is almost a certainty. "
A feature of the , proceedings at
the meeting was a . very favorable
offer by the Pacific States people to
enter into an arrangement with ref
erence to the rural lines, and a
similar offer by F. ; H. Stow, late
manager of the Columbia Telephone
line in Portland. Mr. Thatcher,
for twenty years manager of the
Bell telephone in Portland, was
present in person, and made the
offer for the Pacific States people.
He said his company proposes that
if farmers will build their lines to
the city limits of Corvallis, he will
rent them Bell phones at $6 per
year and give them free switching
on all Corvallis lines and rural
lines connecting with Corvallis. ' Or
he will sell the farmers Bell phones
at 8.50, and give them switch
ing in Corvallis and over-: rural
lines, for $2 per year, F. H. Stow,
representing the Empire Construc
tion Company, who desires to con
struct and operate a new system in
Corvallis, made a similar - offer and
with reference tQ city lines, added
that he would make rates in Cor-
vams wr residences at sr. and tnai
hot more than two phones would
be placed on a party line. The
offer of Mr. Thatcher, for the Pa
cific States people staterf ihat the
arrangements e suggested might
be made for a period of one year,
and if at the end of that time it was
found to be unsatisfactory, the con
tract could be terminated. Both
offers at the request of the meeting
were submitted in writing ,to the
board of directors.
A spirited dispute in which plain
words were used was a feature of
the proceedings. Mr.' Staats. a
iPolk county farmer, and Mr. Mer
rill of the Pacific States telephone
Company, were the star performers
in the wordy war. Mr. Staats had
a distinct hostility to the Bell phone
people, and did not mince words in
stating his position. He asserted
that the phones supplied by the
company on a rural line in Polk
county were not. satisfactory. In
the course of his remarks he advis
ed the meeting to beware of an en
tangling , alliance with that sys
tem. Mr. Merrill took up the de
fense of his company, declaring
that wherever complaints had been
made orooer and satisfactory in-
strnments and service had been
The plan under which the new
telephone , company is organized
provides for a capital -stock of 5,
000, divided into 200 shares of $25
each. ; The stock is non-transfer
able, except after being first offered
to the company. No member can
hold more than three shares of
stock. The company can equip
and operate its own lines, or it may
if deemed best, effect arrangements
... ,.. .,- iM,r u.,
wjth. other companies, t- The, board
of directors has power to form sub
companies for the construction of
their own lines. The officers of
the board of directors are, V. E.
Watters, president; E. E. Wiles,
vice president; Robert Johnson,
secretary; and J. R. Smith, - treas
urer. . -..
Though both the companies that
are competing for the business
made bids at-" the stockholder's
meeting, each is to present . a cor
rected bid at a meeting of the
board of directors to be held at 10
O'clock Friday morning. . It is ex
pected that one or both of these
bids will present phases even more
favorable than in the former offers.
The offer ot the Empire Construc
tion Company, to make a dollar
rate on all phones, residence, busi
ness and otherwise, and to have no
more than two phones on any , one
line strikes a popular cord in . Cor-
vallifl.,where a rflnltioEcatiorj. of
phones on a party line is popularly
accounted a nuisance, The offers
made by the two companies "at', 10
o'clock'Friday morning ' are to be
embodied in a report to . stockhold
ers at the meeting at one o'clock
-the same day. '
For Primaries and Convention of Dem
. ocruta Central Committee met. .
The democratic county conven
tion for Benton is to be held Satur
day April 2nd. 'That will" be two
days after the republican convention
which' is to occur Thursday, March
31st. The democratic primaries
are to be held Tuesday, March 29th,
which is three days after the repub
lican primaries, ; which are to be
held next Saturday. -The dates for
the democratic primaries and con
vention were fixed at a meeting of
the central committee, held at the
Court house Saturday. .-'
The convention will consist of i 1 1
delegates. . The representation is on
a basis of one delegate for each
eight votes or fraction thereof "cast
in 1902 for Chamberlain. " The
number or delegates tor each pre-
cinct will be as follows:
, ' Corvallis No. 1 , 9; Corvallis No.
2, ia; Corvallis 3, 11. Corvallis No.
4, 7; Soap Creek 6, Willamette
8, Monroe . 10, Kings Valley 5
Alsea ' 8, Summit . 3, Philo
math 13, Blodgett' 3, Bell
fountain, 6,3 Wren 3, Fair
mount 7. yy
The committee recommends that
the-polls open for the primaries at
the usual voting places in the coun-
ty precincts at one o'clock p m, and
close at such time as those precincts
may determine.. In the tour Cor-
vallis precincts the voting" will be
gin at one o dock and continue un
til five p m. The voting for pre
cincts number 1 and 2 will be in
the county court room, and for Cor
vallis precincts 3 and 4 at the citv
, hall. , The committeemen for each
precinct is as follows: '"-
Corvallis No. 1 J D Wells, Cor
vallis No. 2 C L. Heckart, Corval
lis No. 3 S. I,. Henderson, 'Corval-.
lis No. 4 T. H. Davis, Soap Creek
J. C. Smith, Willamette J. C. Irwin
Monroe C" J. Ralls,; Kings Valley
W. S. Alcorn, Alsea A. L,. , Clark,
Summit Fred Duncan, Philomath
W. T. Bryan, Blodgett J. A. Wood
Bellfountain C. E. Banton, Wren
Jas. Robison, Fairmount Henry
Hector. : , .
FIFTY YBAR9 MARRIED.
Their Wedding Celebrated Mr.
Mrs. Abram Underbill.
s Last Wednesday, Mfi and Mrs.
Abram Underbill celebrated their
50th anniversary at their' home at
Philomath. " The groom of 59
years was born in Cambridge, Vt.,
May 26, 1825, and at the age of two
years moved with his parents ;to
Burtis, Cayuga county ,JNew York,
and 12 years later removed to
Prophetstown, 111., where be en
gaged in farming. March 16, 1854
he was married to Olive Marvel, a
native of Genesee county,' New
York, who was born July 14, 1837.
At the age of 8 years she came with
her parents to Prophetstown, 111. In
1866, they moved with their family
to Brooklyn, Iowa, where - they
lived until the spring of 1875, when
they came to Albany, Oregon. , ;;
In 1877, they moved to Summit,
Oregon, where . they lived until
1886 and then moved to Philo
math where they have since re
sided. '" . " '.
Five children were born to their
union, four of- whom are living:
Horace Underhill ot Summit, Ore
gon; Mrs. Emma Hulburt of Al
bany, Ore.; Mrs. Annie McFarland,
of Summit, Oregon; and Mrs. Jen
nie Bogue of Gold Hill, Ore.
Their friends wish , them many
happy years. ;;
' Notice of Publication. .
Timber Land Act Junes, 1678. .
iH i i-
Onlted States land Offloe,
"Oregon City, Orel
vorrauu. uregon, Marcn
Notice Is hereby given that In compliance
with the uiovlslons ot the act ot Congress ot
June 3, 1878, entitled, "ad act for the sale of
timber lands In the States of California, Oregon
Nevada, aad Washington Territory" as extend
ed to all the Public Land states by act ot -' Aug
ust. lb2. Benjamin F. Totten of Corvallis.
county of Benton, state of Oregon, has this day
filed in this office his sworn statement ' No.
6377, for the purchase of the S. AT. X i ' Section
No. 30, in Township No. 13 S. Range No. West,
ana wiu otter prooiiq snow mat tne land
sought is more valuable lor its timber or Btone
than for agricultural purposes, and to estab
lish his claim to said land before Victor V
Moses, County Clerk, Benton eonnty, State ot
Oregon, on Friday, the third day of June, 1904,
He names as witnesses:
John 1. Baxford, at Corval He, Oregon.
' Martin Butler ot .
Abraham Coon, of " - , .
Thomas Coon of lnavale. - -
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims In this omce on or before tan 3rd
aayol Jane, lOi.
- Algernon S. Dresser.
F,or White Plymouth Rock Eggs
Call on or address, tW. A. Bates, at
Corvallia Flourinc Mills, CorvmUU, Or.
One Mtthtg, 75 cents; a settings, $15
MUD RUINED 'EM.! fc$t
A Dallas Newspaper's, Story Of Horror
And the Villain Still Pursue her.'
; The recent visit by Dallasitea by
special car to Corvallis is made oc
casion for a tale of woe In the Dal
las Observer. The story runs thus:
"The only. pause ci .regret among
the Dallas people who visited the
game is the ; rough . and ungentle
manly treatment to which they were
subjected as the train was" leaving
Corvallis. Not content with steal
ing the signal lanterns on the. train,
cutting the bellcord and piling cord
wood under the car wheels, a band
of hoodlums lined tip along the
track, and, as the train began to
move, threw mud upon the passen
gers by the handful. . Several per
sons standing on the platforms were
struck by rocks," and - many suits
and overcoats were ruined by "the
volley of mud that was thrown. At'
every street crossing from the depot
to the north end of town ; this dis
graceful performance was repeated,
and when the train reached the sub
berbs many of the passengers whohad
been unable to crowd into the coach
as had their, clothing ruined by mud
and their arms and bodies bruised
by flying missiles." ?
The above is so grossly exagger
ated that it is silly. Mud does not
ruin clothing.' If allowed to dry.
it is easily ' brushed off. To ; say
that the train was thrown at from
every crossing is an old woman's
gabble. The statement that arms
and bodies were bruised by flying
missues ana stones is : nonsnese.
The Wonder is that the paper didn't
go on and say the ."moans of the
dead and dying were heartrend
ing." The editor 'J might as well
have added that as riot while he was
"seeing things'' in the preparation
of his article.
It is however a fact ' that hood
lums in the vicinity of the Christian
church, threw stones and mud at
the passing car. There is no iusti-
ficatioa for the offence. It was
ungentlemanly and cowardly. . It
was- vile, and unpardonable. Every
youngster who had a, hand in it,
ought to have been soundly thrash
ed. Had the small bovs who did it
been at home where they ought .to
have been it would not have hap
pened. Likewise had the persons
who guyed them from the car plat
form kept their mouths shut, as
they should have done, it would not
have happened. The occurrence
has been widely condemned in Cor
vallis. The exaggerated and sillv
account of it in the Dallas paper is
likewise condemned. '
Thoroughbred Brown Leghorn
eggs at Smith & Boulden's or at
the ranch.: is for' 50 cents.
' , Mrs. Peter Herkess.
Red cedar Star shingles at the saw
mill, $1.6o per thousand.
Gives Health, Vigor and Tone.
Herbin 13 a boon for sufferers from an-
eamia. By its use the blood is auicklv
regenerated and the color becomes nor
mal. The drooping strength is revived.
The languar is diminished. He<h, vig
or and tone predominate. New life and
happy activity result. Mrs. Bell H. Shir
el, Middlesborongh, Ills., writes: "I
nave been troubled wltn liver complaint
and poor blood, and have found nothing
to benefit me like Herbone. I hope nev
er to be without it. I have wished that
I had known of it in my husband's life
timet 50c. Sold by Graham & Wortham.
Commences in the Corvallis
March Ut and 15th
This will be a good time to
enter for the study , of Short
hand, Bookkeeping and Type
writing, as the Course can be
completed daring the summer
so as to be ready for the fall
demands for clerical help.
Night School to accommo
date those who wish it.
I. . Bichardson,
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. ' Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hoars 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & wortham's drag store.
L. G. AMMAN, M. D.
Offloe oor 3rd and Monroe eta. Resi
dence cor Srd and Harrison - ets.
Hoars 10 to 11 AM. S to 4 and 7
to 8 P.M. Sunday 9 to 10 A, M,
Fbon ratdenoe 815. -
"7 f " !
We make our Spring Announcement with feelings
of gratitude to our friends for their very liberal
patronage during the past year. We open the
Spring Season with : the Choicest Stock of High
grade Merchandise we have ever offered the people'
of Corvallis and vicinity. We extend lo our nu
merous , patrons a hearty invitation and warm wel
come to our store. ' We are now ready for invest,
gation-, come in and look. Our goods and prices
will talk for themselves .when you get acquainted
with them; If .you have money to spend this
Spring we want it and will make a stiff bid to get
it if you can be influenced by style, quantity, qual- :
ity, workmanship or price. '
WHITE CORN MEAL
YELLOW CORN MEAL
STEEL OUT OAT MEAL
OUR GARDEN SEEDS
' Are now in either Bulk or Package.
PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR.
Portland and Return.
Only $3.00. The Southern Pacific is
now selling round trip tickets . to. Fort-
land from Corvallis for 3, good ' going
Saturday p. m, or any train on Sunday,
returning Sunday and Monday giving
all day Sunday in Portland. The same
arrangement applies from Portland giv-
all Portland people a chance ' to' ' visit
valley points at greatly reduced rates.
Lounges,"' Coaches,' Desks, Folding
Beds, Etc., made to order. Particular
attention given to special orders and re
pairing. All' work guaranteed. One
door south of R, M. Wade's, Main street,
W. W. Holgate,
' My heBS laid more eggs daring the rainy
winter months tban any eqnal number of bens
In Oregon. If yon desire to fill the -egg basket,
I'Te got the oalckens that were bred for tbis pur
pose. They are layers - thafs what you
wa& 3t rid of your "scraps" and obtain tbo
ronghbreds it oosts bo more for feed. Order
your eggs for batching purposes now Eggs
SlJSperU, as realdenaoon Korth filnth St. .
OTTO F. L. BBSSE, CsrvaUis, Or.
E. R. Bryson,
' POSTOFFIC8 BUILDING
P. A. KLINE
- ' . - 1
Office at Huston's Hardware Store. F.
O. Address, Box 11.
Pays highest prices for all kinds of '
Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed. .
Twenty years experience.
G. B. FARRA,
Physician & Surgeon
Office up stairs back of Graham &
Wells' drug store. Residence on the
corner of Madison and Seventh. . Tele
phone at residence, 104.
All calls attended promptly. I..
DR. Cr H. NEWTH,
Pbysician & Snrgeon
, Philomath, Oregon.
ATTORNEY AT LAW ; .
JUSTICE OF THE PEACB
Stenography and typewriting done.
Omce in Burnett brick Corvallis, Ore
Notice for Publication,
: Timber Land Act June 3,1878..
. . United States land Office,
"J Oregon City, Oregon,
' ' January, 18th 19M.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions ot the act of Congress June
S 1S78, entitled ,'An act for the sale of timber
lands in tee states of California. Oregon, Ne- ,
yada and Washington Territory," as extended
to all the Public Land States by act of August
4, 1S92, Barney L Carey of Falls Citv, county of
Folk, state of Oregon, has this day filed, in this
office his sworn statement No 6317, for the pur
chase of the Lots 1 1 2 oi Section No 2 In Town
ship No 13 8, Range No 7 West, and will oner
proof to show that the land sought is more val
uable for Its timber or stone than for agricnl.
- al purposes, and to establish his claim to
said land before Victor P- Hoses. Clerk ot Bea
ton County, at Corvallis, Oregon, on Wedneday,
the 30th day of March, r90.
He names as? witnesses!
Jacob TvHenkle of Philomath, Oregon,
John W.Hyde . " "
Frank Spencer S "
adchael Kynn & "--.: .v.
Any and all persons claiming idvereetx fa
Dove eesrribed lands are req esled to Asv
aeiselataia aa tbls HtM u m lon aSa Sttkk
day ci Iff i us s ' i