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OBdal Payer of Beatea Cowtr.
. COBTAUIS, OBKOOIf, MAT II, UM.
Democratic Gounty Ticket.
Far Senator '
TL P. Burnett.
Victor P. Motes.
Peter RicK&rd. ,
For School Superintendent
S. L. Pratt.
W. A. Buchanan.
For Assessor '
T. A. Jones
0. J. BlacKledg'e.
WHY THEY BUTCHER JOLLY
To numerous republicans, one of
the non-understandable conditions
in this campaign is the concerted
and persistent effort of the headless
"four columns" to butcher commis
sioner William Jolly, politically.
Assertions are repeatedly made in
that publication that not only re
flect on r Jolly as commissioner,
but upon his integrity, as a man,
and throughout the future, these
assertions, if anybody believes them,
will rise up to confront Mr. Jolly
and his friends. William Jolly is
among the honorable citizens of
Benton county. He has been a re
spected resident for many years,
His reputation among his neighbors
and otherwhere in the county is that
he is honest and upright. Every
man who knows him, believes that
it is at all times his purpose to do
right between man and man. In
any event he has been elevated by
his fellow citizens to the office of
county commissioner, defeating in
the contest one of the best and truest
citizens of the county. In that po
sition, Mr. Jolly has carried with
him a set purpose to do the best he
knew bow, a willingness to trans
act the business of the county in the
interest of the people, and a contin
ued consciousness of a discharge of
his duty to the best of his ability.
It so happened also that in the trans
action of public business, he was at
all times in perfect harmony with
the other members of the court, and
that it is therefore the opinion of the
three, to-wit, William Jolly, Richard
Irwin and Virgil Watters that the
interest of the people have, -at all
times , been conserved and protected.
And, what has been said above
of Mr. Jolly is equally true of Mr.
Watters and Mr. Irwin. Both are
honorable, straight-forward men,
who in public position and private
life endeavor to be just and square
with all men. For instance, Mr.
Irvyin, as 11 kuQWi is a self made
tariher whose character is open,
frank and free, to be read by all
men, and who was elected commis
sioner, not from his own seeking,
but as a result of presistent urging
of his neighbors and friends. Now
everybody knows that every official
act done by Rich Irwin, Virgil
Watters and by William Jolly has
the stamp of honesty behind it.
Everybody knows, and nobody will
A- fhat thr Vnnwn interritv and .
honorable career of each of these
men is in itself a bond, a guarantee,
that the official acts of the county
court have been faithfully, ably and
In spke, however, of these well
known conditions, there is a persis
tent howl in the "doorstep" depart
ment against the county court, and
its acts. State taxes are abnormally
high, and advantage is taken of the
fact that men at the sheriff's coun
ter have much money to pay out,
to endeavor to dupe them into be
lief that Mr. Jolly and the rest of
the county court has robbed some
body. Figures are produced, and
tables are re-hashed in which sums
are shifted about, all for the purpose
of deceiving and deluding honest
men. Here is a sample of the state
ments made: "The consensus of
opinion among farmers seems to be
that the greater portion of this large
sum, $15. 495 has virtually been
squandered in unprofitable expert
ments inroad-making" see Gazette
Mav6thl. The "greater portion"
of $15, 495 is a lot of money of
which to say that William Jolly and
his colleagues have simply "squan
dered" it, yet tnat is me straigni
unequivocal language of the "door.
cum" statement. It is a serious
charge, even for a thing that Mr.
Woodcock branded as a "fraud' See
Gazette April 5th to make against
Mr. Jolly, with an understood pur
pose of discrediting ; him before the
people of the county, and before the
men who elected him to office. ' v
Why is it done? About "a year
ago, the present county court, fol
lowing the precedent of JudgeHuf
ford, had prepared and printed a
statement which showed the fiscal
operations of Benton county : for' a
term of years, including the amount
of debt-reduction by the several ad
ministrations. The report exposed
the gross misrepresentation the Ga
zette had been guilty of in figures it
had formerly published and because
of that the present ''department
has it in for Commissioner Jolly and
his colleagues. They set forth the
truth and it happened to discredit
falsehoods that had been told, and
for that, it is the view of the "de
partment." that Mr. Jolly shall be
butchered politically. It is a piece
of spite work, pure and simple,
without justification, without reason
and without excuse. The effect is
bad, because when men are attacked
for an honest effort to better roads
how can future county boards be ex
pected to be tavorable to improve
ment of highways? What county
court will interest itself m expendi
ture of public money for road bet
terment if a newspaper that ought
to be favorable to good roads spends
its time in criticism of road work?
With a so-called newspaper condon
ing road-work because of its own
petty grievances at the court, ' of
what utility is it for the ' people to
urge, desire, dream of or even hope
for a bettered road system. There
isn't a man or a set of men on earth
who will undertake to build, better
roads, if they know beforehand that
they are to be! assailed, galled and
lied about for an effort to better
things. For the present, the ques
tion of road improvement in Benton
may as well be dropped. '1
The question . is, - has Victor
Moses done his duty ' as county
clerk? If not, vote against him.
If he has done his duty, and he has;
if he is the best county clerk in
Oregon, which he is, if he ' has
given the people the ' best service
that was ever given by any clerk in
any office in any county, which he
has; if he is one of the - best boys
that -ever was placed before the'
people as a candidate, which he is,
then why turn him down? : ' Is it
not a cold business proposition with
taxpayers that he ought to be el
ected to a second term in office?
If. under the circumstances, there
is reason to turn him down, will
some one explain what that reason
is? . .
It is water on Lawyer Yates'
wheel for the four-column "depart
ment" to proceed with the effort
to kill off Commissioner Jolly, po
litically. If taxpayers can be fool
ed into the belief that they are be
ing robbed by the county court,
they will lose sight of the real
fact that it is the enormous state
tax resultant from legislative ex
travagance that makes taxes so
high, That, in turn, will make
them use less scrutiny with res
pect to the legislative candidates,
and it is by exactly such a condi
tion that thfe cunning lawyer hopes
to steal into office. It is hard med
icine for Jolly and for Jolly's sup
porters and friends, but it is just
the thing for Lawyer Vates. Every
time Mr, Jolly gets a blow under
luc "cll 11
the belt, the lawyer's senatorial
stock Soes UP a notch
the guiding motive of the "four-columns"
is spitework, bin the lawyer
sees plunder in it for himself. It is
a cute scheme for the "senator,"
but it is a cold day when he hasn' t
Strayed or Stolen.
John Goos, who resides four miles
south of town, has lost a span of ho rses,
either stolen, or gone estray. Any in:
formation in regard to them will be well
Stop in and see onr swell line of sum
mer clothing. OAC Pressing Co.
Methodist Conference. Los Angeles
Account above conference, the South
era Pacific Co. will make reduced rate
on the certificate plan from main line
points in Oregon south of Portland, and
passenger will purchase tickets to Los
Angeles, for which agent will collect the
highest one way rate, giving a special
receipt. On presentation of this receipt
duly executed, by original purchaser,
Southern Pacific agent at Los Angeles
will sell return tickets at one-third fare.
Sale dates from Oregon points will be
April 19th to May 7th inclusive, also
May 9, is, 16, 19, 23, 26, and. 30. The
last dav on which certificates will be
honored for return at reduced rate from
Los Angeles will be June 5th, 1904.
Fresh bread at Dunn & Thatcher's,
WHY THOSE AFFIDAVITS?
Out at a Kings Valley meeting
recently. Lawyer Yates, in making
a speech,, stated, in ffect - that to
back up his candidacy for senator,
he had a full and .complete . set of
affidavits, that these affidavits ex
plained everything, and that they
could be seen on application. Since
he considers these affidavits an
asset of Tiis candidacy,. Lawyer
Yates ought, by all means, to let
all the people know about them,
and of the fact that he has them
ready for instant use. The Times
invites him to avail himself of the
use of its columns to explain what
particular part of his past each
affidavit applies to, and how the
subject is treated. At what points
in his career does he think there
are weak spots that seem to need
to be propped up with affidavits as
a precaution against : possible col
lapse? When a farmer puts props
under a stringer of his bridge, it is
usually because there are aecayed
spots in the stringer.
Most people will regard Lawyer
Yates' new method of campaign as
decidedly unique, , because it is
doubtless the first time on record
that a candidate's own conscience
has attacked him so vigorously that
he had to resort to- affidavits j to
quiet it. Nobody else has attacked.
Why this political sacriSce of
Mr. Jolly should be pushed at a
time when neither himself, Mr.
Watters, or Mr. Irwin ' are candi
dates for office is incomprehensible.
Why the "department" howls for
"harmony" with one breath and
proceeds to murder republican stal
warts with the next is one of the
wonders of this brilliant campaign
by this latest freak in newspaper
do tn. Stab a man in the back with
one hand, punch him in the ribs
with another, spit in the faces of
his friends and insult the whole re
publican party and then ask them
all to "stand in" for Yates, is some
thing new in politics.
William Jolly is too good a man,
too honorable a citizen, too . faith
ful an official for the disowned,
discredited, and rejected thing,
(See Gazette April 5th.) that lies
on the doorstep of Mr. Woodcock's
newspaper office to set up as un
worthy; unreliable, and ' dishonor
able. If, however, he is not
butchered politically before the
people of Benton, it will be because
this candid and truthful statement
of the facts has more weight with
readers than do the hyena howls
and doorstep figures of the thing
over the way.
Remember Nolan & Callahan's Anni
versary sale will begin Monday, May 23,
and centinue 3 days.
Notice for Bids.
For building and completing a school
house in District No 3, contractor to
furnish all material. To be finished by
September 25,1 1904. Specifications may
be seen at the Times office. The di
rectors reserve the right to reject any or
all bids. Bids will . be receiyed until
June 5th, 1904.
By W. S, Alcorn,
... Kings Valley,
Don't fail to hear Mrs Norton sing.
Iron beds at Blackledge's new furni
ure store. -
Good things to eat at the Colonial
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 connty for the office of
county school superintendent. ..
S. I. Pratt.
Philomath, Oregon, Mar. 7,1904.'
Everyone competing for prizes at the
Hose carnival must bring their roses early
Friday morning, so the committee can
Rummage Sale at the Carnival.
A POSITIVE NECESSITY.
Havine to lay upon my bed for 14 days
from a severely bruised leg, I only found
lelief when I used a bottle of Ballard's
Suow Liniment. I can cheerfully re
commend it as the best medicine for
bruises ever sent to the afflicted. It has
now become a positive-necessity npen
myself. D. R. Byrnes, Merchant, Do
versville, Texas. 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold
by Graham & Wprtham. v
" Wall paper at Blackledge's store.
P. A. KLINE m
Office at Huston's Hardware Stare,
O. Address. Box n.
Pays highest prices for all kinds of
llve StoCK. oaosiacuou giuuuimu.
Twenty years experience. ,
Why vote against Telt Burnett
for sheriff? Is it not an t admitted
fact that he is the' best sheriff in
Oregon? . Is he not well known all
over Oregon as the only sheriff in
the state who can collect the taxes
keep the books and ran the. sher
iffs office - without., assistance? Is
it not true that in all other conn
ties deputies galore are hired and
paid for by the county in tax col
lecting time? "f What "possible ,-. rea
son can be urged for voting against
such a man? Is it not a simple
matter of business that, because
of what he can do and does, he
ought to be elected? ; .
, Capable, earnest and . energetic,
Horace Locke is before the people
of Benton for the office of recorder.
He was born in sight of Corvallis,
and his life has been spent in the
vicinity. He is of a well known
family of pioneer stock, and he de
serves to be elected.
I desire to call the - attention of
all persons who are in the habit of
staking cows or horses in the
streets that an ordinance provides
that they must be tied in such a
way that they cannot get on, nor
feed from the sidewalk. Viola
tions of this ordinance will be
strictly enforced by impounding
the stock. '
W. G. Lane, "''
- Chief ot Police.
An essential in , the assessor's
office is a good knowledge of values,
land, and otherwise, .to the. end
that there shall be equality and uni
formity in valuations. His life on
a farm, his fine judgment, his
known reputation for fair dealing
are all qualifications that Thomas
Davis possesses for the office. In ad
dition, he would bring to the office,
if elected, a clerical ability gained
from experience as a bookkeeper,
that would perfectly round out his
fitness for the office. On these
grounds, his candidacy appeals
with popular fa vor to voters.
The original statement was,
Judge McFadden has assumed ed
itorial charge of the Times." ; N,ow
the statement is, "Isn't it true that
Judge McFadden did hand in one
article that really did appear, but
in a garbled form?"
Ten of the best republicans in
Benton county to pick from, and
$100 for you if they decide you
toldjhe truth. You lied, didn't
Wheat valley 80 to 81
Flour 3.90 to 554 05 per bll.
Potatoes $1,00 to 1 40 per cent
Eggs Oregon, 18 per do.
Butter iji to 20 c per lb.
Creamery 17 to 2oper lb.
Wheat 73 per bushel.
Flour 1.05' to i.3oper sack
Batter '12! to 15 per lb
Creamery 50 per roll
Eggs 16 per doz
Chickens . 1 5 per pound
Lard 13 per lb r
Wool 16 to 17
ladies don't buy your spring dress
goods and furnishings until you first ex
amine Nolan & Callahan's select stock.
Gorvallis & Eastern
Time Card Number 22.
Train leaves Albany . . ,
' arrives Yaquina. . . .
Arrives Albany. .......
....12:45 p. m
.... 2:00 p. m
.... 6:2o p. m
. ... 6:45 a. m
....11:30 a. m
....12:15 p. m
...... 7:00 a. m
12:20 p. m
3 For Detroit:
4 from Detroit:
Tmum 'Detroit ..i:0o p. m
Arrives Albany 5:55 P- m
Train No. .1 arrives in Albany in time
TO Connect niui vj a. "i
as well as giving two or three hours in
AiDany oeiorc ucpni mn. w .. uv&u.
at Corvallis and Albany giving direct ser-
W iwnjfv... J
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
same day. - :
For farther information apply to
H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis.
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany. . .
Our Anniversary Sale!
Commencing Monday May 23rd and continuing for three
days, -we invite our patrons to jom in thV Celebration of otir
20 years of business in Corvallis by participating in the bene
fit of our Anniversary Sale. - We want to show our appre
ciation of the publics liberal patronage and . confidence by
giving vaWs that will impress themselves so forceably in the
minds of all who come that they will not soon forget the
low prices of this sale. Every item breathes economy, every
price establishes a new record. We advise coming : early in
the day as we anticipate a rush in the afternoons. . Bring
plenty of money and partake ' bountifully of this feast of
bargains. Remember sale is not for one day but lasts three
days. Every article in our Big Stock will have an anniver
' Our Teas that we sell at 25c
50c, 60c and 75c a pound and
our coffees that we sell at 15c
20c f 25c, 30c and 45c a pound
can not be matched elsewhere
in quality and price. . Try them .
Cimes Office for Job Printing.
Fine new stock of GUNS , SPORTING GOODS
FISHING TACKLE, CUTLERY, Etc
SEWING MACHINE EXTRAS
Stock of 6 Bodes "at Big Bargain
Stoves, Ranges, ; j
Are lbeing closed out , at -absolute cost.
Commencing now and continuing until sold
out. Come early and secure good selections
3.D. matin $ 0o.
Furniture and Carpet Store.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and Surgeon. - .
Office, Boom 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Honrs,
10 to 12 a, m., a to 4 p. tn.
jf77 are very careful in
W selactinff our Tea's to J
buy only high grade strictly j
PURE TEA. And in buying
coffee we buy only OLD!
CROP drinking coffee.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE '
'. Stenography and typewriting done.
Officln Burnett brick, Corvalis, Ore