Gorvallis Times. OffleUI Paper of Ben tan Out. COBTAIXU. OBSMOIC, SCAT 25, UM. Democratic County Ticket. Fr Senator , Fvndarsoa Avery. For Sheriff It. P. Burnett. Far ClerK Victor P. Hose. Far Recorder Horace LocKe. For Commissioner Peter RicKard. For School Superintendent S. L Pratt. For Treasurer W. A. Buchanan. For Assessor Thomas Davis. For Surveyor T. A. Jones For Coroner 0. J. BlacKledge. WHY EXPERIMENT LONGER? The election of a V state senator in Benton is for the remaining two - vears of th unexpired term . of Senator John Daly, resigned. The senator elected, will not have . an opportunity to participate in the "election of a United States senator. It is a most ; opportune time for Benton republicans, by aiding in the election ot a democrat, to serve protest to the legislature against " the enormous state taxes that the county has to pay. , Twenty four thousand, seven hundred and forty five) dollars is the state tax Benton had to pay this year, and it is a sum out of all reason. It is nearly tooo more than is collected for county purposes this year, figur ing out the rebate. The election of a democratic senator, especially one that everybody knows would set his influence and his vote a business proposition that must certainly appeal' with great force to every tax-paying citizen of the county, regardless of political preferences. .Are taxes easy to pay? Is it noJNf fact that many a man has to oerrow money to pay them? If the thing continues to go on as it is, if the legislature con tinues to be filled . with lawyers rather than taxpaying business men and farmers, how long will it oe until utue Benton county win have to pay $40,000 a year in state taxes? Thesum this year is$24i7 45 A few years ago was about Does anybody who knows him, offer a reason why Peter Rickard should not be elected? Did he not serve lour vears in xne ouiuc 01 mmmicGinniBr fnr which he is now . nominee, and is it not a fact that he so conducted him :elf while in the office that lie was called by the people of his county to a higher mliAM no at amioKIa TfUPC? level-headed farmer, whom once to know is to forever esteem? Has he not been successful in every ca pacity in which circumstances have placed him successful as a, com missioner, succsseful as sheriff, and successful in the , management of his own aflairs? If Peter Rickard, tried and true, cannot be relied upon to do his whole duty at all times, who can? Then, why vote against him? - Ever since he was elected county treasurer. W. ' A." Buchanan has kept the treasurer's office in the court house. When the court bouse was built, there was set a part, for the use of the county4 treasurer, a suitable room, provided with a fire proof vault for the safekeeping of books and valuable papers. It is proper that this room should be oc cupied, because it is convenient and easy for men who draw warrants in the clerk s office to step across the hall and have them cashed or pnriorsed. Mr. Buchanan has rec ognized this from the first, and it is certain that if he be elected, that the office will be kept where it be longs. ' Send your curtains to the Corvallis Steam Laundry. We will call for your work every day in the week. "If 'squandered' isn't the proper word to describe the iise that has been made of the money paid in by taxpayers to be applied on road work what particular term will answer that purpose? The money is gone; so are the roads." Headless four columns. '. ' ,'; " : This is hard medicine for the road supervisors of the county. It is a statement, plain and tinequivi cal that the road money that has passed through their hands has been squandered. Among them are, Dick Fehler, Ed Blake, John Mil ler, Tom Cooper, G. I,. Stoneback, Louis Wentz, Amos Cadwalder, W. L.Reed, John Crow and Albert Zierolf, all republicans. All the money from the road fund and all spent on the dollar for dollar plan, has been spent under the direction of them and their democratic collea gues among the supervisors. There is no doubt in the world, but every cent of it has been judiciously, economically and wisely spent, but the statement by the "four , col umns" is, that it has been "squan dered." It says, "The money is gone; so are tie roads." Apparently the mighty "thing" over the way, in venting its per sonal spite against the county court, is politically butchering not only Mr. Jolly, but Dick Fehler, Tom Cooper, Ed Blake, Albert Zierolf, and the other gentlemen among the supervisors. It - kicks and cuffs them, slaps them and raps them, and then calls upon tnem to "stand in." - Fortunately, however, for the supervisors and Mr. Jolly, nobody is likely to believe the scurrilous statements published about them because when a four column politic al publication has turned loose without responsibility, without past and without future, it was ex pected and designed to utter false statements and promote, fraud. Has not Thomas Jones filled the office of surveyor capably and faith fully? Is he not a self-made, hard working young man, who, left an orphan at a tender age, has push ed his way into the respect "and confidence of the people of Benton county? Did he not get his edu cation in surveying in that ex acting school the railroad service? Does he carry affidavits to prove that he is all right? The "four columns" boasts that it is saying nothing that reflects on the character of the gentlemen on the democratic ticket. Of course not. Not a man in the crowd car ries affidavits. In fact, the only man on either ticket that does it, is Lawyer Yates. . i Shall any man vote against Telt Burnett because he is not of his political convictions? In office has Telt Burnett been the sheriff of any party? Has not the republican, the socialist and the prohibitionist always been accorded the same courteous treatment that was be stowed on the democrat? Is not the question ofjfitness, qualification, capacity, the paramount and only issue in the election of a sheriff? Is there another sheriff in Oregon that collects taxes and transacts all other business without assistance and without cost to the taxpayers? In short, are not the people of Ben ton county proud of the reputation that Sheriff Burnett has at home and all over Oregon ? Then why vote against him? Is it not humiliating to the people of Benton county that there is before them a candidate for office who boasts in a public speech that he carries affidavits with which . to prove that he is all right? Does Rev. Carrick, or Rev. Moore or Rev. Noble, either or all, carry affidavits to prove that there ' is nothing wrong about them? Is there, outside of this candidate. a man in Benton county who has re- sorteJ to affidavits to bolster up his personal character? And is there such a man who feels that he ought to go and get affidavits for fear he might be attacked? Under the circumstances, is it not pal pable that a mistake has been made and that this candidate who car ries affidavits, ought to be asked to resign his " candidacy? Would it not be a proper thing, in the light of the facts, for the central com mittee to act? Strayed or Stolen. John Goos, who resides four miles south of town, has lost a span 'of horses, either stolen, or gone estray. Any in formation in regard to them will be well rewarded. ; Additional Local. Mrs. R. C Franklin leaves in a day or two for her home at An acortes, Washington. .. Bishop Morris win hold serv ices in the Episcopal ; church Fri day evening at 7-30. v v ' Mrs. W. H. Malone of the Alsea store, came in from the 4 Val ley, on Monday. . jNeison J. nompson arrived in Corvallis two weeks ago, looking for a location. Yesterday his fami ly arrived from Kansas. , and they will make this their home. Calvin Bledsoe arrived yester day from Chico, f California, and will assist in the culinary depart ment at the Occidental during the Grange convention. a V n ' a. j. Kicnardson came up from Buena Vista yesterday; on a business trip, and returned home on this morning's boat. The gentleman is a brother-in-law of Willard Linville, and is one of the substantial citizens of Polk county, , Two sawed timbers 12 by 14 inches by more than 50 feet in length attracted attention Monday afternoon as they passed down Main street on a wagon. These timbers and a number of similar ones are to be used in the construction of a side boom at the Corvallis lumber mills. They were gotten out by the Ben ton County mills on Greasy creek. Charley Porter returned Mon day from Washington whither he had gone with a party to peel cb.it- tim in hope that the outdoor work might benefit his health. It proved I too laborious, however, for his strength and a sick spell was a con sequence. It is likely that he will spend the summer at one of the mountain resorts in the Cascades. The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wells died at the family home Tuesday- morning at 3:30 after a two weeks illness from whooping cough and pneumonia. Its age was 1 1 months and 1 1 days. The funeral service is tojbe at the M. E church today at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Deck and Rev, Carrick. The varying condition of the little one has been watched by many anxious friends, and much Sympathy is expressed for the be reaved parents. . TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH. Fire Department Starts1 the - Movement by Subscribing 50. ,' At a special meeting of the Cor vallis Fire. Department Mondav evening initial steps were taken fpr the celebration of July 4th, , in Corvallis. The sum of $ 50 was subscribed by the department to assist the purpose. S. L. Kline, John Zeis. F. P. Sheasgreen. C. H. Woodcock and Charles Small were appointed as the committee of arrangements; J. M. Nolan, J. H, Harris, and C. H. Woodcock, com mittee on finance; E. E. Wilson, B. F. Irvine, F. P. Sheasgreen, O. A. Dearing, advertising committee; Zeis, Sheasgreen and Small, com mittee on music. The Coffee Club is expected to look after" matters pertaining to the liberty car . and kindred matters. The various lodges will be invited to participate at least to the extent of providing floats for the parade. Don't fail to hear Mrs Norton sing. Iron beds at Blackledge's new fnrci ure store. Good things to eat at booth. 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 county for the office of county school superintendent. Very Respectfully, j S. I. Pratt Philomath, Oregon, Mar. 7, 1904. Everyone competing for prizes at the Rose carnival must bring their roses early Friday morning, bo the committee can arrange. - Rummage Sale at the Carnival. Lost, Strayed or Stolen. Disappeared from my barn on 1 ith street last Wednesday night, a Shetland pony, sorrel, White face. When last seen on Mountain View road two or three miles north of Corvailis. The re turn of the pony or information leading to its recovery, will be suitably reward ed. . A. J. Johnson. Corvallis. Our sample line clothing is now in. of : swell summer OAC Pressing Co Bay fans of the Japanese opposite the Russian booth. Stop in and see our swell line of sum mer clothing. OAC Pressing Co. ' SENIOR EXCURSION. The Approaching Debate and- Other News Notes From College Hill. Mr. Leavitt, a former Y. . M. C. A., : secretary of the northwest who is now traveling in the interest of the Gearhart Conference spoke to the students in the V. M. C. A. rooms Sunday at three o.clock. ; The Jeff ersonian and Feronian Societies are now busily - engaged in preparing their debate for the Presi dent's cup. As this is the final de bate of the -year and it decides which society shall hold the cup for tne coming year, it will excite an unusual amount of interest especial ly Detween the participating socie ties.. The question for discussion is: "Resolved, that every Ameri can boy should have a military training. -t H. C. Currin '06 has left school which somewhat weakens the OAC track team. General Joubert and Captain O'Donnell. battle scarred heroes of the great Boer war, will give a lec ture in the college chapel Saturday May 28th. ! - . The senior excursion was a grand success. The tram left Corvallis at the scheduled time and arrived at its destination four hours later. The principal excitement of the day was a ride out over the bar- in a government tag boat by a few of the excursionists. The train arri ved at Corvallis about ten o'clock, nearly everyone having a large Duncn ot rhododendrons. The work of filling the silos at the college barn was begun Satur day with the result that one silo was filled and another partly filleds OVER FIVE HUNDRED. Enrollment at the College What the Figures are and Where Students are From. The total enrollment at the col lege has reached 530 for this year. The figures are one of the high water marks in attendance in the history of the institution. It is al so the first instance on" record in which" every county in Oregon has students on the roll. Students come from the following counties, states and foreign countries; Baker, 4. Benton, 128. Clackamas, 24. Clatsop, 6. ... - Columbia," y.""'"" ' ; Coos, 5. Crook, 6- Curry, 1. Douglas, 8. Grant, 2. : Gilliam, 4. Harney, 4. Jackson, 8. Josephine, 3, Klamath, 1. Lake, 3. Lane, 5. Lincoln, 4. Linn, 46. ; Malheur, 5. Marion, 36. . Morrow, 5. Multnomah, 48. Polk, 22. Sherman, 3. Tillamook, 4. Umatilla, 8. Union, 8. ) Wallowa, 1. Wheeler, 1. Wasco. 25. Washington, 24. California, 4. Colorado, 1. England, 3. Illinois, 5. Iowa. 5. Missouri, 2. Nebraska, 7. Utah, 2. Washington, 18. Total, 530. - A Word for the Horse. How can self respecting men and women ride behind a horse with its head reined back as far as it is pos sible to draw it? There are people in this town whd drive nice horses with the check rein fastened at the top of the head in such a manner as to draw the head back until the horses nose'extends'straight out in the air. Natural movement is.there fore impossible and it is not only a damage to the horse but a disgrace to the one who drives it. , Such treatment is cruel in the extreme and no truly high minded, fine principled person will do it or allow it to be done to their- horses or any they have control of. Is there not a law to prevent or at least remedy this practice? The Horse's Friend. 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, 1904. Specifications may be seen at the Times office. The di rectors reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bids will be received until June 5th, 1904. By W. S. Alcorn, Kings Valley, EoiLtHe "Non-Ultra." " Of course, every man isn't a di&hing young fellow with leanings toward ' the ultra. . It's not every ouy that can wear extreme styles, anyhow. ' They would I00K out of place, Fully half the good dressers go in for the conserv- ative, We do not mean by that something that's out of date. On the contrary, our conservative coats are right up to the minute, only the cut isn't the kind that people will turn around and look at! Of course, we have the ultra Ml.?- styles, too, for the nobby youth the sort that will 4 :ir' bring out the ejaculation: "Gee! but, he's dead swell. If you don't want that sort of thing, we commend our ' Mrmloii A evn a Aif7Q t i xta onita tha a wrrAn double-breasted Tudor, or, may be, the straight-front sack, -which' ever your taste decides. You won't be a swaggering i Beau Brummel just a plain every-day JHCbe Grocery. Our. Teas that we sell at 25c 50c, 60cand 75c a pound and our coffees that we selUat 15c , 20c 25c, 30c and 45c a pound can not be matched elsewhere in quality and price. Try them at the' ' ' HODES' GROCERY, PHONE 483, Pioneer Fine new stock of GUNS, SPORTING GOODS FISHING TACKLE, CUTLERY; Etc, . . . SEWING MACHINE EXTRAS , Stock of 6 Rocks at Bid Bargain At Stoves, Ranges, Cooking Washing Machines :j 1 Wringers, Etcj Are being closed out at absolute cost Commencing now and continuing until sold out. Come early and secure good selections 3. D. Iflann $ 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, to., a to 4 p. m. amwiOBOtiratitiMVKUt !, . . ' thtiAA hndn nnAic 4.1. Xt. VJ.A man with real smart clothes on- t 77 1 j are very careful in x selecting our Tea's tof. buy only high grade strictly PURE TEA. And in buying t coffee , w e buy only OLD j CROP drinking coffee. g COEVALLIS, OIL Gun Store. Cost Utensils E. Holgate ATTORNEY AT LAW ' JUSTICE OF THE PEACB Stenography and typewriting done. Office in Burnett brick Corrallis, Oi ?