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COBTALUS, OBEOOK, MAT 7, 1904.
PAY IT - '
.. With proper appreciation of the
situation, the county court has
unanimously agreed to pay one-half
the expense of a monument and the
funeral expenses of the late James
Dunn provided the City of Corval
lis pays the other half. There . is
absolute justification in the action
of the court, and the city council
at its coming meeting should, as
it dbubtiess will be equally
prompt in the ' discharge
of this public duty. James Dunn
met his death while assisting the
city and county officers in preser
ving the peace. He lost his life
and his three motherless children
lost their father. He fell mortally
wounded as he stood by the sherifEs
side in a service that was not of
private character, but for the public
peace, The sacrifice that his chil
dren have to meet, ought not under
any circumstances to have added to
it the trifle that burial and a fitting
monument may cost. In giving up
their father, his, protection and
companionship, they gave enough.
The people of Corvallis and Benton
county, do not ask them to give
In its prompt recognition of Mr.
Dunn's service .at this its first
meeting since the melancholy Sun
day morning, and in the equally
prompt action the city council is
sure to make at its first opportunity
there will be fitting tribute to the
memory and the final public act of a
brave citizen. Its effect will ' be
wholesome, in the lesson it will
send down in the future, when the
silent stone the city of the dead
tells the simple story of how James
FOR ECONOMY'S SAKE.
There should, be careful scrutiny
of any man who is to stand as the
spokesman for Benton county in
the state legislature. The legisla
lafure is the last place on earth
to send men prone to subterfuge,
scheming and dodging, : The leg
islature, during sessions, is the re-
finrt of ilpsicrnincr 1rhSviefe Vir
f-, 1, wj
hatch out schemes for preying off
the people. It is the Mecca of
grafts and grafters, and the brood
ing ground of those who are will
ing to pay a price for unholy leg
islation. It is a place where there
is barter and traffic in which a vote
is swapped for a useless appropri
ation or vicious law in exchange
for dollars or for a vote for some
other unholy scheme or job. It is
the place where the schemer, trick
ster, and dodger finds a ready
market for his wares, and it is be
cause of this that men sometimes
' seek election to the legislature.
The net result of the frauds pract-
I iced there, is appropriation bills
and other legislation so profligate
that there seems no end to the
length of extravagance to which
the practice will go.
If there is one thing more than
another that this state of
Oregon needs, it is honesty and
stamina in its legislators. If the
question of what are his party
affiliations were laid aside, and that
vital question, is he honest, reliable
and straight-forward made the test
of election, there would quickly be.
an end of the rotten conditions
that prevail biennially at Salem.
The question of whether the leg
islator to be elected be a democrat
or a republican cannot have the
slightest effect on the pocket book
of any man in Benton county; but
the question of whether or not he
is conservative and substantial and
will set his vote and influence
against the reckless spending of the
people's money is of vital and par
amount importance to every man in
the county. The state tax that
Benton county has to pay this year
is practically $25,000. It averages
perhaps $12.50 for every voter in
the county. To some taxpayers
this mere item of state tax takes
hundreds of dollars of their money.
It is a scandalous, an unpardonable
condition, that is the net result of
filling the legislatures with unre
liable and scheming men, who
thrive on jobs ind schemes and who
vote appropriations here and there
regardless of the cost, because not
they, but the people have the bill
The people can help themselves
in these matters if they will try.
They can cut off the grafts and turn
- the grafters down if they will stop
sending dodgers, schemers and
tricksters to the legislature.
See the Living rich res at the
v : VP TO THE PEOPLE. ' ; ( J
Corvallis never, in all its history
received as much unenviable ad
vertising abroad as it got last week.
All the smaller newspapers of the
state, as well as the larger ones,
commented on the late tragedy, and
naturally enough, in such a way
that Corvallis as to an orderly, law
abiding town, was placed in an
ugly light. Many of the com
ments were ' of hostile charac
ter, many sarcastic, and the
effect of all is tp leave in the public
mind of the State of Oregon, a
false impression as to the real con
ditions. Following as it does, the
undesirable advertising abroad that
has resulted from the irrational
behavior of the Holy Rollers, and
incidents that resulted therefrom,
the town suffers humiliation and
disgrace abroad, that will take
many months of quiet and order to
overcome. With Corvallis a col
lege town, where hundreds of young
men and young women are sent by
trustful parents elsewhere in the
state to be educated in those things
that make up a wise and useful
citizenship and a properly balanced
society, it is all very unfortunate
if not very injurious to the inter
ests of both the school and the
town. ' ' ' "
As has been pointed out in these
columns, the responsibility is in
part upon the citizens themselves.
It is wrong to attempt to place all
the blame on' those in public place,
for unless the officers are well sup
ported by a well defined public sen
timent in the law enforcement that
they undertake, an effective sup
pression of hoodlumism and other
improper conditions is impossible.
A strong article covering this idea,
reprinted from the Portland Ore
gonian, is to be found in another
column. The logical and only con
clusion that follows is, it is up to
the people of Corvallis to say wheth
er or not they want hoodlums on
the street at night, who ought to be
in bed whether parents want them to
be or not. It is up to the people
of Corvallis to say whether or not
they intend longer to tolerate con
ditions in which these hoodlums are
permitted to have intoxicants either
over a saloon bar. or from the hand
of the low scrub, who himself buys
it at the bar and carries it to a
waiting crowd of smart youths in a
back alley or in the public street.
It is up to the people of Corvallis
to end these conditions and to save
Corvallis further disgrace and
humiliation at home and abroad,
and they have their means of mak
ing thesfact known... ,' Let every
man in the town make up his
mind that there must be an end of
these things, let him say so to his
neighbor, and left both and ' all
others remain agreed and united on
the subject throughout all future
time, standing ever ready to sup
port and sustain the officers when
penalties are applied, and there will
be no more folly, no more unen
viable advertising, no more blood
shed. Wall paper at Blackledge's store.
jFor Chief of Police.
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the office ol chief of police,
subject to the decision of the voters at
the coming city election.
F. R. Overlander.
For Chief of Police.
I respectfully announce myself a can
didate for the office of chief of police of
Corvallis to be voted for at the annual
W. G. Lane.
Rummage Sale at the Carnival.
Gorvallis & Eastern
Time Card Number 22.
Train leaves Albany 12:45 P- m
' " Corvallis 2:00 p. m
" arrives Yaquina 6:2op. m
- Leaves Yaquina 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 with S if south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany before departure of S P north
Train So a 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. -
WBY TBEY WAITS HIM: ' "
The question is occasionaly raised
as to why, with a majority against
them, democrats are .sometimes el
ected to office in -.Benton - County.
There is one, and but one answer.
In naming men for the various
positions, it is the policy of demo
crats always to put forward ; men
especially and peculiarly fitted for
the place. ' There, for instance, is
Telt Burnett, for sheriff. . Where
would a body of citizens go to get a
better man for the position? He is
an expert bookkeeper, and can, with
out aid, keep the intricate system of
accounts, incident to tax-collecting.
He is quick and industrious, and
collects the taxes, no matter how
fast the taxpayers come, without
the assistance of a deputy. Of
course, the work sometimes keeps
him employed until midnight or
after during the rush of tax-collecting,
but as long as he does it, the
county is that much the gainer. He
is so quick, so correct and so expert
in these matters, that he is the' only
sheriff in Oregon that attempts to
collect taxes without assistants. He
is always in his office, and deeply
intent on his duty. In ; the preser
vation of the peace, he is not
flighty, fractious and unreliable,
but cool, calm, determined and
brave, as all Benton County have
ample reason to know.
He is the same obliging, attentive
official, the same courteous pains
taking sheriff to every man v who
enters his office,' whether the caller
be republican, socialist, prohibi
tionist or democrat. He is, in fact,
a perfect type of man for the place,
and with all due respect to his op
ponent, the question is, why vote
against Telt Burnett? Why turn
down a man when he is literally the
best sheriff in Oregon in the dis
charge of his duty ? : As a sheriff,
he is not a democrat, but a man,
a complete 1 man, and thiat is why
he is voted for by all parties, and
why a great body , of the' people, re
gardless of party, want him contin
ued in his present position. '.
For Sale. '
A first class sewing machine in good
condition. Also a fine walnut diningtable
Inquire at Times office.
Painting and Paper Hanging.
All orders promptly filled. , Phone
05. ;' Samuel Kerr.
P. m. ZTGROCF
For Groceries and Crockery,
Finest line of China and
Cut Glass to be found in the
Agent for Chase. & San
born high grade coffee. '
Produce taken in exchange
Phone 71. .
OJe Rave Tor Sale
Defiance seed wheat, and choice
baled cheat hay at Corvallis
Good seed oats and cheat hay far sale.
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 Cervallis
Pathmark .0382, Record sired by
Pathmont 2:09 sired of Pathmark a:ir
4, Bell air 2-14 dam Juliet 2-22 by
Tybolt 2-27; sires of the' dam of Volo
2-20. Tybolt was by Alfnmont, 3,600.
dam Nellie Kohler by Mike, sire of the
second dam of Klamath, 2-073. Terms
15, $20 and S25: Good pasture free of
charge for mares from a distance. Will
not be responsible for accidents.
REGISTRATION , ENDS SATURDAY
Fifteenth Falls on v Sunday Attorney
,' General's Opinion, , . .
; At five o'clock next : Saturday
evening, registration comes to an
end. The law provides that it
shall end on the 15th, but the 15th
falls on Sunday. In response to an
inquiry from Clerk Moses," Attor
ney General Crawford has . decided
that registration should, end on; the
14th. -.The following is from the
attorney general's letter:,. '"7;;.
; "Replying to your inquiry as to
whether your registration books
should be closed on Saturday the
14th or Monday the 16th, permit
me to say that I am of the opinion
that they should be closed on Sat
urday. The 15th of May
falls on Sunday, and the supreme
court of this state . has held that
Sunday is at common law, as adopt
ed and enforced in this state, a non
judicial day." Therefore any jud
icial act done on that day is void,
and I am inclined . to the opinion
that the registration ot voters is
partly judicial m its nature. The
clerk must decide whether the, ap
plicant is an elector . from the evi
dence produced before him. There
fore the clerk cannot . perform the
duties required of him as registra
tion officer on Sunday. The stat
ute provides that he shall register
electors between the first Monday
in January and the hour of five
o'clock May 15th, at which time
the books shall be closed' To do
this and on a judicial day, the
books will have to be closed on Sat
urday. In this . matter,
the law fixes the date and the hour
and says it must be done prior to
that time. The time cannot be ex
tended except by virtue . of some
law expressly warranting the ex
tension, and I find none. The
date fixed on a non-judicial day,
and there being no law extending
the time, the books must be closed
on the last judicial day of the per
iod fixed, which in this . instance is
Saturday. The direction to the
county clerk to close his register
at the date fixed is mandatory, and
therefore all returns by notaries
public and justices of the peace of
electors registered by them, must
be filed with the county clerk
prior to the time he closes his reg
ister. He cannot, : after having
closed his books, open them to
placevthereon, returns rom notaries,
etc." - - '-.
The attorney general's letter was
received by Clerk Moses yesterday
Send your curtains to the Corvallis
Steam Laundry. We will call for your
work everv day in the week.
- : Notice for Publication.
Timber Land, Act June 1878,
United States Land Office, .
Oregon City, Cregon,
March 23rd. MO.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions ot the act of Congress of
June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of
timber lands in the States of California Oregon
Nevada and Washington Territory" bb extended
toaU the Public Land State by act ot August 4,
1892, Howard L. Bush of Hoskins, county of
Benton, state ot Oregon, has this dav filed in
this office fals sworn statement no. 6386, for the
Snrchase of the 8. w. X of S. W. X of Section
o. 20 In Township No. 10 South, Bange No. t
West W. St., and will otter prooi to show that
the land &ought is more valuable forits timber
or stone than for agricultural purposes, and to
establish his claim to said land before Victor
P. Hoses, County Clerk, Corral lta, Benton Ooun
I, Oregon, on Saturday, the 11th day ot June,
1904. ' r
He names as witnesses: , '
Edd O. Frentz, of Hoskins, Oregon.
Abe H. West, ' "
Lincoln Allen of Kings Valley, Oregon.
David H. Simnson of PeeDea Or won.
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above-described lands are requested to file
their claims in thjB office on or before said 11th
aay or june, lyu.
Algernon S. Dresser,
Vetch, speltz, timothy and
seed. Poland China hogs,
sheep. One freBh milk cow,
a ' pair of
l large geese, a pair of turkeys or trio,
two-horse feed power in tunning order,
Timothy and vetch straw bright from
L. L. Brooks,
Poland China boar. 22 months old
subject to register. ,
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 tbe
voters of Benton county for the office of
county school superintendent.
, S. I. Pratff
Philomath, Oregon", Mar." 7, 1904.
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 election to '.be held May
16, 1904 and if elected will endeavor to
see that the laws are enforced to the
best of my ability.
1 Something New.
tomisim i4 (Ma wma, tnu, k t.
custom tailoring, and Crouse & Brandegee, the manufacturing tailors ct
. Utica, New Yferk, with their usual progressivejjess, have incorporated this lit
two or three of their new season's styles. Their idea Is to meet the wishes
. , . .- . ' '; -':-.:- " '
I 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 CrOUSO (St,
, Brandegee in their ready-made service.
v Sold Exclusively by ; ;
Our Teas that we sell at 25c
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"
at the '
Fine new stock of GUNS , SPORTING GOODS
FISHING TACKLE, CUTLERY, Etc
KKWIXCi MA.CMXK EXTRAS
Stock of 6. Bodes at Big Bargain
B ? if i m
Seasons Opening Saturday,, May 7
Special Taney Brick
made to Order for occasion
College Trade Particulary Solicited
Less" things are stylish just ,
row. The Horseless carriage
started the hobby, wireless ,
telegraphy put further zest into
i rA rrw haw the seam'
less back. . It's a good .
idea, to6. Did you
ever look closely at the back,
of your coat and see how the
seam breaks up the pattern
of the cloth? Do it now for
the fun of the thing, and you'll
catch the idea. The whole
-.' , ; .:
hart l ih latest wrinkle of '
771 are very careful in
EW selecting onr Tea's to
buy only high grade strictly
PURE TEA. And in buying
Feoffee w buy only OLD
CROP drinking coffee.