Vol. XVII.-No; 37. rf coRVAL,iii Oregon. January, 2i 1905. : : B. J. IRVHTB Editor, . atad Proprietor rr; i 1 i 1 a - b si r" It " You CanSecure : . "Vic,; l IB argaitis Cbr ougboitt Our Entire Store -i . .J, f Every departments billed . with choice V goods , and prices should interest: you , Store, with two Fronts Jefferson and Second St. Free Bus. , Leadipg Hotel in Oorvallis. Recently opened. New: brick building. Newly furnished, with modern con-; veniences. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es-i capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. I Fine single i rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in tne Wiliam- ette Valley. . Rates: $1,00 $1.25 and mill's IHusic Rouse .- of Albany, Oregon , removed to 350 ' Alder street Portland Oregon. Write for prices, save money. Special att em tion to. mail orders ,x v Cecilian, the Perfect Piano v Pioneer Hunters' Supplies, Fishing Tackle, Sporting Goods, Sewing Mach. Extras, of all Kinds, and J H. E. HODES, - J'irWWrnw,WWf Fine Liglit Sample Rooms. Hotel SorvallJs C Hammel, Prop. . ' ' '. . i $2.00 per day. ;- rv ; Fine Cutlery CORVALLIS. OR. C Gun Store move in that 1 n!S:;SPEEuH . SENATOR MITCaEIADBEES- ... SES U,- K SENATE CON ; J CERrflKgfelS SECENT - : (JaL's jlia AceiS!sra.t'MaliciQQd and Atrocious ' Liars" Leaves .the Senate to Rettirn no More -r - Unless' Cleated-rIany 4 Vl'(vr.!u$anatore1 Cireet ' . ;;l WasbiogtorCD. C", Jan.' 17. With. " dramatic fervor, 'Senator Mitchell of Oregon, on the flodr of the senate this afternoorf, denoanc ed his--accuserB' anT and publicly branded "them s ''malicious and atrociows hars.r.-s He proclaimed his innocence of the charges upon which he and Representative Her- mane were recently -lnaictea in Portland, ahd expreesed ' confidence in his ultimate, .vindication. . He declared ' - - -vt, assert in ihe.'most cositive. unqualified inanner that each and every one of these -charges, in so far as they . involve me,, are absor lutely, unqualifiedly, v atrociously false, and I. here; and now indig nantly and defiantly denounce, aut thorized and publicly brand them as malicious, atrocious liarSi ,1 fy my defamers and challenge them to produce any evidence other than that of condemned thieves, forgers arid perjarers to sustain any such charges." , ' ; 1 o'clock Senator Mitchell took the floor of thB sen ate and commenc ed reading his stitement. - There was a large attendance of senators. Mitchell's voice was trembling as he started and nearly ' broke - down with emotion. . Later bis voice grew stronger and he read the sttaement in a clear, determined and forceful tone-.,-, Senator Mitchell exnlained his having certain land claims passed -upon lavorably. by Representative Hermann, then commissioner of the general land office, as merely the duty a senator owed his con stituents. He declared that he had no, suspicion that any thing was wrong, with the homestead entries n question, and that his pereonal concern in the case was identical with that in hundreds of others. "I have done this invariably without making any charge or ac cepting compensation of any kind, and so long as I remain senator I shall continue to do these things for my constituents, eo help me God, even at the risk of a hundred indictments," said the senator. ,.. In unmistakable language ; the senator charged that -the. alleged confession of Puter was i secured through promises of ; lenieaoy or clemency made by the government's representatives - After emphatical ly and specifically denying thit Pu ter had paid ' him $2,000 for his services, he said: y " f ; "I. denounce the said S. A. D. Puter this self-confessed and xluly convicted land' thief, forger and perjurer who, with his associates, facing the penitentiary, as having, under promise of leniency or clem ency made by . Francis j J. Henev, prosecuting officer, repreeentiog the government, made this inlatn us and atrociously false charge aga:i' me for the purpose and with r expectation of savin g. himself n his convicted partners in crilije from deserved punishment." " Mitchell expressed the belief that he might have beea imposed upon often in espousing . claims which may later have been proved not valid. . - .r ;.' . : But," he declared, "it is only by the gravest distortion . and mis construction that any of these let ters or any of my acts m reference to them can be construed as badges of fraud and corruption." ' , "It may bethought or"said by some that I have violated precedent in coming here at this time,"- he saidj "but let me tell yoUi Mr. Pres ident jipd senators while I am-sub ject to serious charges, I have not been proved guilty of any of them. I am an innocent man, and I have at this stage of the proceedings the same right as any other senator to come here in defense of my charac ter, which is as dear to me as that of any other senator on the floor, ' ""Were it proper at this time to ask an investigation of the charges against me by this body, I would direction j but in vfew of theiacj that an indict-, ment has been; Reported against me; I deem it my-duty to firet respond to ttf claims of the court, u But ; I trust and believe that the time will comc- hen I can with DroBrietvde- marS of this "senate a thorough in vest-. Ration." V" " (Jruicising public officers J'who knowingly miscoastrue the public ct8Hf"public men.'and' thus- seek to qwXDTt and- convert ' -tnem-mtq: baofrs of dishonesty," Mitchell eaid",.-' . - ' ' ? Il,conclusion, permit me to de clare-that the representatives of -any govw-pcaent who will tolerate .this are-ua wortny oi tne eaaite,- posivJ'fr:?.$ V'As-for myself; I defy them here: I Andow to produce- anv evidence wofth a moment's consideration 7 .. .. - - . . j whichwill connect "me in anv.Ple ot Oregon last June will be eith- wrongtui manner whatever in any of tHfi land frauds in Oregon or else-r wham -t r - Iti-was during con?iderationtoi the inference report en the Philip - l. pme fiancbise- bill in the senate to day that Senator Mitchell i entered. tnetaamber and took a seat m the rear, near the main doorway, It was his first appearance, since the indictment for alleged ..conspiracy in the land fraud . cases in Oregon found against him. In a , moment he was surrounded by senators, who assured him of- their faith - in his abiljty to demonstrate, -bis ''inno cence., , - i " It. was at the conclusion of the routine business,- when nearly eve ry member had .paid his - personal respects to the Oregon senator, that Mitchell arose. His call, "Mr. President," brought ; profound still ness throughout the chamber. . - The scene throughout his speech waiintensely dramatic. Nearly every member of the senate was preseet and the public and press rgalleries were ,;cro wded. : Mitchell was given the closest attention,, every-senator turning, toward him and listening intently Mtchell began the statement in a lew, broken, tone, . and at times hta Vmntlnrv wan sr 4nt.nnn t.hkt bfl oo&Sx norrifoeeedr t'the' cCriMa sion of that part of his speech his emotions agaiu overcome him and words were almost inaudible whis pers. When he concluded the gal leries applauded until suppressed by presiding officer of the senate, Foraker of Ohio. - At the conclusion of his speech a number of senators shook bands with Mitchell' and assured him of their belief in his innocence. Among them were Teller, Patterson, Stew art, Newlands, Kearns, DuBois, Fulton. McComas, Scott, McCu ca ber and Daniel. Mitchell could continue on the floor without' objection from any one. It is not Mitchell's intention to do this, however, and it is be; lieved he will take.no further part in the proceedings this session l?Dit'.and, Jan.- 17, Alarm is spreading among homesteaders in Southern Oregon as the federal in vestigation into timbei frauds ' pro gresees in that direction. The work of the government's secret agents is much more far-reaching than had .been expected. It is now apparent that there is to be a searchingin vestigation into the "condition of lands aud timber taken up by sup- i posed homesteaders, who have not complied with provisionsof the law I-- garding the making of improve i: nts and residence on 'the land. I i-i said -thousands willcse lands oy cancellation of their filings, and n many cases indictments will re sult from perjury committed in making final proof. In many mb stances, it is-said, perjury has been committed in making homestead filings on valuable timber claims, in order to secure the timber with out paying the $2.50. per acre re quired by law. A. large number of citizens who have thus secured timber claims by swearing that the land was more valuable for agricul ture than for the timber are now being listed by the agents of the in terior department. In every case where a valuable timber claim has beea taken as a homestead the fil ing will be canceled. If final proof has been made, the ' patent ' will be canceled.. . v No Pity Shown. "For years fate was after me continu ously'' writes F. A. Galledge. Verbena Ala. "I had a terrible case of Files causing 24 Tumors. When all failed Buckten's Arnica Salve cored me. Equal- ly gooa - tor .Burns and . all acnos and pains. - Only 2.1c at Allen & Woodward's drug store. ' . ' : :T(h; CHANCE IT. LOCAL OPTION, LAW ATTACK- .EDINLEGISLATUltE ' AT SALEM. " t Many Amendments ' Proposed ;Some.of Them of Yital Import anca. Bill Was Introduc-' vedlnVthe:Houes by a ' - ' . i i-w asco Member. . - ' . Salem, Or., Jan. -13. Almost every important provision of the Jo- i i. ; i . l . a l opwunjaw auopieu uy me peo- er wholly eliminated or so modified as to be meaningless,; if the bill in troduced irt the house yesterday by ayne oipwasco - pecomes a law. - ' - The ,biH was framed by theHquor interests, and it is expected to arouse one of the', hottest fights of the session. ; ; By-its terms county prohibition-is abolished- and each precinot must decide for itself wheth er the1 sale vof. -liquqr - Within its boundaries is to be permitted. Nor can all precincts' in - the state avail themsel ves of the local - option law, for the new bill makes the law ap plicable; in incorporated cities and to wns, only to"residence precincts,'.' and in none others can the question of prohibition be-raised; - . " . : The difficulty,-of caHing an elec tion to "'.decide-; whether- prohibition shalt be adopted- is greatly; increas ed, for the Jayna bill , -requires the signatures of 4U per cent of the reg istered voters -to the petitibn'before the election can be held. . - The sale of liquor by- wholesale is expressly removed from . the ap plication of the law." Many minor changes are also made. If the Jayne bill is adopted and receives the governor's approval the local option law will no longer be recognizable. -.1?' -A- , the Jayne but- amends sections and 18 of the local option law, re peals section 14, and adds three new sections. Section 1 of the original law provides lor an election by any county, subdivision of a county or precinct, whenever a petition there for-is signed by 10 per jent. of the registered voters, and in no event shall more than 500 signatures be necessary; -- - - As amended by the Jayne bill, such an election can only be held by individual precincts, upon peti tion of not less than 4O per cent- of the registered voters of the precinct, and it is farther provided that only s . - ' iii 1. . 1 : .i. precinciB lying uimer wuuuy wuu in or without the boundaries of an incorporated town or city may hold sueh election. The effect of this provision is to make it impossible for precincts lying partly withio and partly without a city or town to adout prohibition. Section 2ofthe locsl option law provides that liquor may be sold in caseB ot illness upon the prescrip tion of a regular physician,, "pro vided that a physician who does not follow the practice of medicine as a principal and usual calling shall not be authorized to give the pre soription called for in this section." The proviso auotsl is omitted en tirely in the Jayne bill, thus open. ing the way, for druggists or other persons hot- regularly practicing medicinfc as a principal calling to give ! prescriptions - ior aiconouc drinks.. , Section three of the local option j a w provides that prohibition elec tions may be held in June 01 any year. The Jayne bill provides that they shall be held only in the al ternate years intervening between the general elections. In other words the- questions of prohibition can be submitted to thevoters of a niecinct only once in two years, m stead of every, year, as nnder the original law. - ' .;, The proposed. changes in section seven and 8 are unimportant and incidental to the plan of precinct local option as distinguished from local option ot r counties or - groups of precincts. . -; Section ten of . the local option law declares that when an election results in favor of prohibition, the sale of liquors shall become unlaw ful immediately upon the counting of the votes in the county court, 11 days after the election. The Jayne bill would cive an interim of 90 after the count before probiiion be comes effective. Under section 12 of the origina. aw, when an election has resulted in favor of prohibition the issue -cannot ' be raised again for two ITOOVC . I f hn InvtvtA Kill T Vc af K- er an election results for or against grohibition, no other election uaa be held fortwo yearsr: : . v - Section 14 of the local option Jaw - is repealed in accordance .with the plan of precinct local option. ' , ' toectioa 15 ot the original ' law is so amended by the Jayne bill that even after a precinct basvoted " in favor of prohibition, it does not be come operative until the county has 1 reiunaea . - io any person inereto - engagepl in the sale of liquor ,'the pror tion ate amount".-of license fees paid by him for the unexpired term. Section IV. of - the original -law - made it "the; special duty of the district attorney to file or have filed complaint" in all cases wheie . the law is violated. . -With , a just appreciation of the embarrassment whioh this provision may cause a district attorney, and : an evident . deBire to take such' responsibility from his shoulders, the Jayne bill : amends this section so tbat the dis trict attorney is obliged to file com plaint only, "when there is proba ble cause to believe'.' that thev law id Koinflr ' irlnla'fail ' an1 ', nrV ah- - 4-liA same la made to appear by the - affidavit of some person V who par- ; ports to know the fact." . :" J . , Section 18 of the local option law is as follows: ' "In all prosecutions under this ', act, by indictment or otherwise, it . - shall not be necessary to state the . kind .of liquor sold, nor to describe the place where sold; nor : to show the knowledge, of the principal, to convict for the acts of an agent or servant; and in all cases the persons to whom intoxicating liauors shall be sold in violation of this act shall x be competent witnesseSi , The issue of a license or internal revenue spe cial tax stamp by the government to any person for the sale of intox- . icatinsr liauors shall- be prima facie evidence that such person is selling, exchanging or giving' away intoxU nahno linnors. . . - - V ..mi.T.-...il... 5! -J-J I it--' 3Syne" bill its as to teadJ t I F11B HH M.1 in 1M MTTIHIIIlff I I1U T.IIH "In all prosecutions under this ant. h indictment or otherwise. the offense charged' shall be stated with the same particularity that is required in the case of other offen ses against the criminal law ot this state, and in all cases the person to whom intoxicating liquors shall be sold in violation of this act shall be a competent witness." Section 20 of the Jayne bill is designed to give the counties and precincts that went "dry" last .No vember a chance to try out the question agaio. If 10 per cent of the voters are dissatisfied with pro hibition and sign a petition calling for an election, the question shall be resubmitted in the June election, 1906. .. . .. Gorvallis & Eastern Railroad Time Card Number 22. For Yaquina: Train leaves Albany .12-45 P- m - ' Corvallis 1:45 P. m " arrives Yaquina.. 5:40 p. m Returning: Leaves Yaquina.. Leaves Corvallis. . Arrives Albany . . . For Detroit: Leaves Albany .... 7:15 a. m 11:30 a. m 12:15 p. m r:00p. m m Arrives Detroit 6:00 p, 4 from Detroit: Leaves Detroit...... 6:30 a. m Arrives Alban y ............. 11:15 a. m Train So 2 cok sects with the S P train at Corvallis a ad .libany givhig direct ser vice to- Newport and adjacent beaches Train 3 for Detroit. Breitenbush and other mountain resorts leaves Albany at 1:00 p.m., reaching Detroit at 6 :oo, giv ing ample time to reach the Springs the same day.' ; ... , Train No. X arrives in Alhanv in time to connect with S P south hound train, ' as well as giving two or three hours in Albany beforeQeparture or t, p north bound train. For further information apply to Edwin Sxonb, Manager. H. H. Crordse, Agent Corvallis. Thoa. Cockrell, Agent Albany. 53053-Fanion 35473 Imported black Fercheron stallion. Will be at Corvallis after January I. For further information address ' . . . T; K. Fawcett, " " Bellfountain, Or. Remember Nolan & Callahan January Sale is now running in full blast. Bargains all along the line. ,'