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Official Paper of BeatM Gouty.
TOBYAtXIS, OBEOON, APRIL. 30, UM.
The bloodshed of last Sunday
XMorniog is not without its moral.
Here are the facts. A number of
"smart" boys who have beenpleased
to style themselves "Thegang"have
engaged in various acts of hood
lumism during the past two years.
Some of these boys committed un
1 lawful acts and were put in jail.
Others on the outside helped them
out. This was one lawless act that
came before the public. On an
other occasion, members of "The
gang" broke the leg of a student,
and he was compelled on account.
of his injury to leave college. Af
ter that the "gang" held up Guier
and his companion north of the
sawmill, and besides beating him,
destroyed his property, and took
his horse and team from him. It
was a high-handed offense that
called for severest penalties. These
and many other offenses, some of
which came to public notice but
more that did not, are all matters
that cannot have been forgotten
Connected with these facts, there
are matters that the people have
forgotten. For when the "gang
broke jail, the officers captured
them and nearly all were sentenced
. to 40 days in jail. It is perhaps
forgotten, - but it is nevertheless
true, that the storm of public sen
timent that was aroused by the
severity of those sentences was re
markable. People of all classes
criticized the officers for their
''heartless" treatment of the boys.
They said the penalties were too
severe. Women were up in arms
and with tears and threats harassed
the officers, who had made an
honest attempt to put an end to
the hoodlumism. ' Iu short, a
strenuous public sentiment of such
proportions arose that the officers
eefe actually compelled to open the
jail doors and set the boys at lib
erty before their sentences had been
served. These are facts that in the
present instance, should be care
fully borne in mind, for it is the
purpose of this article to assert
that a part of the responsibility for
the events of last Sunday morning
and the very bad reputation that
those events have given Corvallis
abroad, rests upon the citizens of
The one influence, and the .only
influence that enforces laws and
preserves society, is public senti
ment. The Sunday closing law
was never enforced in Corvallis, un
til public sentiment demanded it.
It is not enforced in many other
towns because public sentiment
does not insist on it. Municipal
ities may pass all manner of laws
but if it is not the full desire of the
people that those laws be enforced,
they will be void. It is in the
power of public opinion any time
to nullify any law. No officer will
enforce a law unless he is convinced
that he has the people at his back.
Young Keady was able to buy liq
uor Saturday night because the
people of Corvallis have failed to
make it fully known to the saloon
men that intoxicants must not be
sold to minors. If. in a voice that
could not have been misunderstood
the people had hitherto made it
known to all saloon men that the
sale of liquor to all minors was at
the immediate peril of the seller, it
is very doubtful if the tragic ev
ents of Sunday morning would
have happened. If, with equal
significance, the people had made
it known that concealed weapons
are carried at the peril of the
carrier, "smart" boys would not go
about town with big revolvers in
their pockets. It is idle to attempt
to shift the blame altogether on the
officers, on the boys, and on the
saloon men. When the officers at
tempted to give vigorous penalties
to the "gang," public sentiment
prevented those penalties from be
ing carried out. It was then and
there, that the officers got their
fingers burned in vigorous law en
forcement, and it is not surprising
that Officer Osburn did not dare
fire Sunday morning, but followed
and followed, and counseled and
counseled until he fell wounded.
He knew that he dared not fire, be-'
cause if he had all Corvallis would
have risen and criticized and con
demned. It is idle to say this is
not true, because the officers of
Corvallis have had " experience and
know that such would have " been
The lesson is this: Saloon men
will sell intoxicants to minors until
an indignant and united people
serves notice on them to do it no
more. Officers will be moderate
in the treatment of offenders until
public sentiment, in no uncertain
tones; demands a vigorous punish
ment. Young boys will continue
to drink, to haunt the streets at
night, and' to indulge in farther
acts of hoodlumism until a : de
termined people warns them to go
home at a proper hour and stay
there. The "gang" will still be
the "gang" and after a while, will
go on with its mischief, the same
as before, unless the people individ
ually and collectively, insist that it
should be otherwise. More trag
edies, more funerals, more tears,
more evil repute abroad, is in store
for this town, if the citizens contin
ue in the future as they have in
the past, to be divided, uncertain
and wavering on the question of
what conditions they desire on the
streets and to what extent' of sev
erity they want the penalties of
violated laws enforced. The town
and the conditions in it, is and will
continue to be exactly what the
citizens make it. The majesty of
the law is feeble and the authority
of the officers, impotent unless a
united people stands always ready
to sustain and support them.
This is the Times idea of the
true lesson of Sunday's sad events,
and in atonement for the blood
that flowed then- it would seem
proper now that there be henceforth
throughout Corvallis, a common
agreement, acknowledged and ap-
proved by all, that, 1st, no saloon
man shall sell liquor to a minor; 2nd,
that the roaming of the streets by
boys and hoodlums at night be not
tolerated; 3rd, that officers be vig-
orous in the prosecution of offenses
against the law and that all the
people stand behind them in that
policy. That course, strictly ad
hered to in the future will quickly
purge Corvallis, and save her furth
er humiliation and disgrace at home
and abroad. ' .
THOMAS H. DAVIS
Thomas H. Davis, the candidate
on the demorcatic ticket for asses
sor was born May 31, 1861, at
Sharan, Iowa. He , is the son of
Caleb Davis senior, who as early as
1851 was engaged in packing pro
visions and supplies from the Wil
lamette Valley to miners at Yreka,
California. After 10 years in Ore
gon and California, the elder Davis
returned to Iowa, but in 1864 re
turned with his family to - Oregon.
He settled in Benton county in 1867
engaged in the warehouse business
with the late J. C. Avery in .Corval
lis. After three' 3'ears, the family
occupied the farm purchased four
miles south of Corvallis, where
Thomas Davis grew to manhood,
and on which he still resides, having
practically spent all the mature
years of his life on the old homestead
Mr. Davis was educated in the
public sohools, and later spent three
years at the Agricultural college,
and one year at the State University
in Eugene. In point of qualifica
tion for the -assessor he is perfectly
fitted by an excellent education.
He has, in addition, fine judgement
and a wide knowledge of values,
together with excellent discretion.
The office of assessor is one of
the most important in the county.
It is the basis of taxation, and the
foundation of all publie revenue.
A discreet man, an intelligent man
and a fair minded man is essential
in the office, to the end that values
may be equal and uniform. In all
these respects Thomas Davis is
complete," as is well known from
border to border of Benton County.
He should be elected, because he is
in every way competent'and because
if elected, the county will have an
assessor and an assessment, perfect
in all things.
For Police Judge.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of police judge at' the
city election to be held May 16, 1904.
E. P. Greffoz.
Gorvallis & Eastern
Time Card Number 22.
a For Yaquina:
Train leaves Albany. ......12-45 P- m
' " Corvallis, 2:00 p. m
" arrives Yaquina 6:2o p. m
Leaves Yaquina 6:45 a. m
Leaves Corvallis 11:30 a. m
Arrives Albany 12:15 p. m
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 with S P south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany before departure of S P north
bound train. .
Train Xo 2 connects with the S P trains
at Corvallis and Albany giving direct ser
vice to Newport and adjacent beaches.
Train 3 for Detroit, Breitenbush and
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
7:00 a. m., reaching Detroit at noon, giv
ing ample time to reach the Springs the
For further information apply to
H. H. Cronlse, Agent Corvallis.
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany, .. v
AT THE COLLEGE.
Things Doing There Displayed Banner
for Todays Track Meet.
Mr. Wyeant, a student of OAC
has left school. He will take up
his studies again this fall. " -.
The debate Monday night be
tween the Amicitian and , Jeff erson
ian Societies was one of the best de
bates of the season. The question
under discussion was: Resolved that
the privilege of suff erage be granted
the women of Oregon. The teams
of the two societies are: Jeffersonian
R. R. Selleck, A. S. Hall and G. E.
Moore. Amacitians, D. Hirstel,
H. C Brodie and A. S. Wells. After
a very exciting discussion the judges
decided mtavor ot the lenersonians,
The last debate for the President's
cup will occur during commence
ment week and will be between the
Jeffersonian and Feronian Societies.
The Senior excursion will De on
May 21. President Gatch said
that every year he visited the coast
just after school is out and each
year the people over there say that
it is the best crowd we ever sent
over there. This will be especially
true tins vear, because there is a
very good Senior class and they
have hit upon a new plan of selling
tickets that is to sell them in pairs
at $3.00 a paid, Of course if any
body did not want a pair, they
could get one for gi.50.
' C- L. Shepard who has been vis
iting the various colleges of the
Willamette Valley, under the direc
tion of the International Y. M. C
A. committee, for the purpose of
working up delegations for the
Gerhart Conference to be held May
28 to June 5, has returned to Cor
vallis. Mr. Shepard has visited
the colleges of Newberg, Dallas and
Monmouth with good results. He
will leave tomorrow for the schools
of Southern Oregon, going as far as
I,ate visitors are not welcome at
Cauthorn Hall, especially after the
lights go out. Recently one of
the boys from town made an exten
ded visit to one of his friends at
the Hall. Late in the evening he
started home singing, "I'm left
out in the cold. " .: He had just
reached the front steps when sud
denly something happened - the
whnlp lipavpns sppmpfl to havp
opened land let all their water ddwtnhase"'
in tone spot. . Of course he lost
time in getting away.
Father Smith of San Francisco,
who has been holding meetings in
the Catholic church during the week
Spoke in Chapel Thursday, on the
life of Cardinal Newman.
The class banner which is to be
given to the winning class today
was displayed in Chapel Thursday.
The banner is a beautiful orange
and red silk, with the words, 1904
class field day OAC, in gold letters
upon it. :
Just received the finest line of cloth
ing. -1 We bought this from the ; best
manufacturers and every suit is guar
anteed. Call and see us for clothing.
See our men's suit at $10, it is a marvel.
. , Henkle & Davis.
We Bave Tor Sale
Defiance seed wheat; and choice
baled cheat hay at Corvallia
Good seed oats and cheat hay for sale.
Red cedar Star shingles at the saw
mill, $1.6o per thousand. . - v .
Ladies don't buy your spring dress
goods and furnishings until you first ex
amine Nolan & Callahan's select stock.
16 hands high; weight, 1,200; dark
bay; Pathmark will make the season
from the 13th of April in Corvallis,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, of each
week. The rest of the time at Jesse
Brown's twelve miles south of CervaUis
Pathmark .0382, Record r. sired by
Pathmont 2:09) sired of Pathmark 2:11
4, Bell air 2-14X dam . Juliet 2-22 by
Tybolt 2-27; sires of the dam of Volo
2-20. Tybolt was by . Altamont, ' 3,600.
dam Nellie Kohler by Mike, sire of the
second dam of Klamath, 2-07. Terms
$15, $20 and $25. Goodpasture free of
charge for mares from a distance. Will
net be responsible for accidents.
. THE LAST ACT.
In Sundays Drama Burial of James
Dunn Occured Wednesday. ' ; "
The last act in the events of Sun
day, was the burial Wednesday
afternoon of James Dunn, who died
from the effects of his wound, early
Tuesday morning. The funeral
was from the borne of Sheriff Bur
nett, and while it was in progress.
an overflow crowd of old friends
stood in the dooryard and on the
walks about the place, all in re
spectful sympathy with the ; sad
ceremony in progress inside the
house.-. The service was conducted
by Rev. Carrick, and was attended
by the members of the Workmen
and the Maccabees, in both of
which the deceased held member
ship and insurance policies. There
were large offerings of flowers, the
casket being buried under the pro
fusion of emblems, boquets and
pieces. In his sermon Rev. Car
rick took occasion to deplore the
sad events and the causes that led
up to it. He cited the fact that the
deceased was fearless and generous,
and that he lest his life in the effort
to preserve the peace and protect
society. The interment was in the
Catholic cemetery, beside the grave
of Mrs Dunn, who died in 1892.
James Warren Dunn was born in
Benton County July 10 i860.. ! He
grew to manhood'on the old Dunn
homestead six miles south . of Cor
vallis, and was educated in the pub
lic schools of. the neighborhood.
November 29, 1884, he was married
to Miss Ellen Mary Dubruille, who
died July 24, 1892.; He leaves three
children, James W, aged 18, Mary
Elizabeth, aged 17, and Joseph Le
roy, aged 15. Shortly after his mar
riage, Mr. Dunn came to Corvallis
and remained until 1892.' During
three years of this time he f was
city marshal. He then moved to
Kings Valley, where he remained
until the last two years, during
which he resided on the old
Sam Dow place, near Monroe.
I have a good stock ranch for sale two
hundred and ninety five acres with un
limited outrange, a' small house and
also a small orchard. This place is in
the Belknap settlement . one half mile
from postoffice, six miles from Monroe,
four miles from Bellfountain, 2)4
miles from chnrch. Price to suit pur-
Knqaire. of ,;
A. W. Hawlev,
Young stallion, weight 1425 two years
old in June- ' Abbotts feed barn.
For Sale. .
Light driving team. Call on or
address, Miss Potts.Cdrvallis.
See Blackledge's fine couches.
Blackledge keeps large assortment of
' For Sale.
Vetch, speltz, timothy and rye grass
seed. Poland China hogs, Shropshire
sheep. One fresh milk cow, a pair of
large geese, a pair of turkeys or trio, a
two-horse feed power in tunning order.
Timothy and vetch straw bright from
L. L. Brooks.
Be sure and talk with Sacajawea May
Poland China boar. 22 months old
subject to register.
, Alfred Bicknell,
5 miles north of Corvallis.
To the Voters of Benton County:
Acceding to the wishes of a large
number of patrons and friends of our
public schools, I submit my name to the
voters of Benton county for the office of
county school superintendent.
S. I. Pratt.
Philomath, Oregon, Mar. 7, 1904.
Ballard's Horebound Syrup.
Immediately relieves ' hoarse, croupy
cough, oppressed, rattling, rasping and
difficult breathing. Henry C. Sterns,
Druggists, Shullsburg, Wis., writes, May
20. 1901: "I have been selling Ballard's
Horehound Syrup for two years, and
have never had a preparation that has
given better satisfaction. I notice that
when I sell a bottle they come back for
more. I can honestly recommend it."
25c, 50c, $1,00. Sold by Graham &
Our ladies fine shoes and oxfords at
$2, 2.50. 3.00, and 3.50 are the strongest
lines we have ever shown.
Nolan & Callahan.
Chief of Police.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of chief of police at
he coming city electlM to .be held May
16,1904 and if elected will, endeavor to
see that the laws are enforced to the
best of my ability.
ESP Something New.
omicm 1904 Kocsj t EAS-rca, ma, n..
custom tailoring, and Crouse : Erindegcc. t'.:o manufacturing tailors of
Utica, New York, with their uzuzl progressives::, have incorporated this in
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two or three of their new season's style:;. Their idea is to meet the wishes
of all classes of patrons. Nothing new is attempted in the tailoring line or Is
offered by the custom tailors that is not put forward by Crouse
Brandeee in thqir ready-made service.
Sold Exclusively by
Our Teas that we sell at 25c
v 50c, 60c and 75c a pound and
our coffees that we sell at 15c
20c 25c, 30c and 45c a pound
can not be matched elsewhere
in quality and price. Try them
PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR.
Slightly Used Pianos
-& favorable Prices.-
I have five second hand pianos on hand, of which
four have been but slightly used. Will sell these in
struments, all of which are good npright pianos, at
greatly reduced pieces and on easy terms, if desired.
New Style Needham Pianos
on the way; do not fail to see these instruments
M. A. GOODNOUGH
Oftice and Residence, 6th street, one block west
of the Court ilouse. We live in Corvallis the year
round. Call any time.
Notice for Publication.
Timber Land, Act June 1878,
United States Laud Office,
Oregon City, Oregon,
. March 23rd. I'M.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions of the act oj Congress ot
June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of
timber lands In the6tatesof Calif ornla Oregon
Nevada and Washington Territory" asextended
toall the Publie Lan States by act ot August 4,
1892, Howard I. Bush of Hoskins, county of
Benton, state of Oregon, has this day filed In
this office bis sworn statement no. 6386, for the
Surchase of tne S. W. of S. W. X of 8ection
o. 20 In Township No. 10 South. Bange No. S
Wtst W. M., and will offer proof to show that
the land sought is more valuable for its timber
or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to
establish his claim to said land before Victor
P. Moses, County Clerk, CorvallU, Benton Coun
ty, Oregon, on Saturday, the 11th day ot June.
He names as witnesses:
Edd O. Franu, of Hoskins, Oregon.
Abe H. West, "
Lincoln Allen of Kings Valley, Oregon.
David H. Simpson ot Pee Doe Oregon.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above-described lands are requested to file
their claims in this oftice oiiTSr before said lith
day ot June, lHOi.
'Algernon S. Presser,
Less" things are stylish just
row. The Horseless carriage
started the hobby, wireless
telccr;phy put further zest into
it. tr.d r.cv we have the seam.- -less
back. - It's a good
idea, too. I Did you
ever lock c'.ose'y t the back
of your ccct and see how the
seam breaks u? the pattern
of the cloth ? Do it now for
the fun cf the thing, and you'll
c'.ch t'..e ides. The whole
tzck is the ktest wrinkle of
V77 are very careful in
Wr tr selecting our Tea's to
f buy only high; grade strictly
ttPURE TEA. And in buying
coffee w e buy only OLD
jCROP drinking coffee.
A benefit entertainment for some
special cases of need, will be given at
the First M. E. church. Friday evening,
April 29th. Admission 25 and 35 cents.
Children under twelve 15 cents.
Notice of Final Settlement.
In the Matter of the Estate )
Martha 3. Butler, deceased.
r Notice is hereby given that the undersigned as
administrator of the Estate of Martha J. Butler,
deceased, has filed his final account, as such
administrator, with the clerk ot the county
court of the state of Oregon, for Benton county
and the said court has fixed Saturday the 7th
day of May, 1904, at the hour of 10 o'clock in
the forenoon as the time, and tbe county court
room In the court house in Corvallis, Oregon,
s the place, for hearing any and all objections
to said final account and the settlement thereof.
Dated this April 2, 1904.
J. P. Irwin.
Administrator ot the Estate ot Maxtna t,
Butler, deceased. ...