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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 2, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OR SEFT. 2,t?C5.
The peace treaty has not been
signed but its terms have been ar
ranged by the envoys. The arbit
rament of arms has made Japan
dominant in Corea, mistress of Port
Arthur and the LiaoTung, arbiter
of Manchuria, owner of half of Sa
khalin, destroyer of two fleets, ter
rible in war and a power of the first
magnitude. It has made her an
influence to be reckoned with in all
future designs by robber nations in
the Orient, and given her citizen
ship and national character, a repute
equalled in few nations. It has
made her masterful in statesman
ship, generous in triumph and as
high-minded as the loftiest in peace
Equally striking in the sequel is
the conspicuous distinction that
comes to our own country for the
notable part we have borne in
achieving of peace. No statesman
ship at any time has surpassed the
distinguished service rendered the
combatants by President Roosevelt,
both in the institution of the con
ference and in its terrible struggle
for peace. The very success that
attended the effort is the best testi
monial to the standing and influence
of our own country and its chief
citizen among the nations and po
tentates of earth.
There are two important reasons
-why the two or three individuals
who instituted and are conducting
. a socalled club in Corvallis should
abandon that enterprise. The tes
timony of witnesses and the admis
sions of the principals in the late
trial of its officers, show the club to
bja saloon, nothing more, nothing
'less, sailing under a government
license, but paying no revenue to
jit was voted in the election last
November by the emphatic major
ity of 166 that no saloon should be
conducted in Corvallis. The only
way that order can be maintained
and society be protected, is for the
majority to rule, and for the minor
ity to submit. Persistent attempt
by a minority to set at naught the
wishes of a strong majority often
has the worst kind of a sequel, to
wit: trouble, demoralization and
the bitterest feuds. In obedience
, to the declared will of Corvallis
voters the four saloon keepers of
Corvallis, when the local option
law went into effect last January,
immediately withdrew from the sale
of intoxicants, and, like other good
citizens, set about to uphold and
respect the law. "Here, however,
.comes Hooligan, an irresponsible
but ordinarily harmless person, and
Mike Kline, but a few months a
resident of Corvallis, and set up a
saloon, where liquors are dispensed,
and where all the business of an or-
- dinary saloon is transacted. In
spite of law, iu spite of the known
duty of every citizen to obey ; law,
this saloon is daily conducted and
maintained, liquors'are regularlyand
freely dispensed and the majesty of
the law, and the ballot decree of a
heavy majority of citizens, set at
absolute defiance.This is one reason
why the enterprise should be aband
There is another reason. The
two persons who conduct this sa
loon have been sentenced in the
courts to pay a fine of $300 each.
Trusting in the assurance of a firm
of unknown lawyers, these persons
are depending upon subterfuge,
deceit and sham to be able to run
a saloon in Corvallis, when the sale
of liquor is prohibited by law. The
very fait that these lawyers advise
clients to embark on an enterprise
of falsehood and fraud is in itself
proof that they are not lawyers of
high character and that their coun-
sel is in all human probability un
trustworthy. Law is based on com
mon sense and the courts are not
idiotic. The sham on which the
Corvallis saloon is conducted is so
-hin that it deceives nobody save
pethaps the officers who conduct it,
and some of its membership. It is
a sham that will fool neither the
law nor the courts, and which ul
timately will bring its principals if
not some of its auxiliaries, into un
happy consequences. Such is as
certain as fate to be the sequel to
club enterprise, of which the $300
fine for Hooligan and Kline is the
beginning. It is asecond and com
plete reason for the abandonment
of the enterprise.
RAIDED THE CLUB.
Arrested two of its Officers and Fined
Each Three Hundred Dollars.
A raid of the Corvallis Social and
Athletic Club by Sheriff Burnett
and deputies was an . incident of
Wednesday afternoon, and a sequel
was the trial and conviction of the
vicepresident and secretary and
treasurer of the organization for
violation of the local option law.
The vice president is Merwin Mc
Manes, otherwise known as Happy
Hooligan, and the secretary and
treasurer is Mike Kline, and each
was sentenced to pay. a fine of $300
The defendants are preparing to
take an appeal, and pending the ap
peal there is a stay of sentence.
The raid took place about four
o'clock in the afternoon. It laid
bare the fact that the socalled So
cial and Athletic club is nothing
more or less than a saloon. Subter
fuge in the way of assessments as a
means of paying for ' liquor are re
sorted to, but the sum total of them
all is that a member pays for all the
liquor he drinks, and that the offi
cers of the club sell it to him. The
bar is there with its glasses, bottles,
barrels and buyers, and there is a
bartender to dish out the goods.
He is called the , "steward" and is
paid a salary for his services. He
keeps the books, and at proper in
tervals "assesses" that is collects
from the member the amount of
the bill that he has accumulated in
the consumption of booze. Each
member pays in according to the
amount that he drinks, the manage
ment claiming that he is drinking
his own liquors, the club merely
acting as his agent in buying and
keeping the stock.
Drinking at thb bar.
At the time of the raid something
like a dozen men were at the place.
Six of Ihem were playinsr cards at a
table, and five were standing at the
bar in the act of taking a drink,
most of them, as the officers enter
ed, having their glasses to their
lips. The identity of all the crowd
has not been disclosed. As tar as
learned those at the bar were,, James
Horning. Elmer Bethers, George
Plaster, John Minor and Hooligan
Behind the bar was Jack Milne, the
steward." Though surprised,
most of trfose drinking drained
their glasses after the officers en
tered. One man. however, did not.
He had no appetite for his unfinish
ed half glass of beer. He knows
why, and the officers who made the
raid also understand the embarras
sing position in which the raid
found him. There is possibility of
an interesting sequel to his connec
tion with the club, and statements
he has made concerning it. Those
playing cards at the table when the
officers entered, so far as known
were, Dick Aahn, JNed bmitn, John
Kiger, Jake Hulburt and George
Officers had a key.
The raid was planned by Deputy
District Attorney Bryson, who had
been engaged for a day or two in
the investigation of the club. - The
officers were Sheriff Burnett, and
deputies, John Wells and Clyde
Phillips. Deputy Attorney Bryson
accompanied the party. The raid
ers approached the place from d if
ferent directions, arriving simul
taneously. A light knock by Sher
iff Burnett brought Mr. Milne, the
steward to the door. A s soon as he
saw who the visitors were; he shut
the door in their faces. During
the morning however, the officers
had secured a key from a member.
and with it the door was quickly
opened. Before ' the astonished
clubmen realized what had happen
ed, the raiders were examining f:e
place and securing valuable evid
Had government license.
An interesting "disclosure result
ing from the raid was the fact that
the.shebang is optrating under 1
government license. The law re
quires that such license shall be
conspicuously displayed in the place
ot business at all times, but it was
found by the raiders in the pocket
of one of the officers of the . place
It was supposed that he had hastily
removed it when he discovered the
identity of his guests when he went
to the door. ,
In nearly all respects, the inter
ior of the place was found by the
visitors to be about the same as
when Ben Woldt was the proprietor
in ante-local option days. v Booze
in cases, in barrels and other re
ceptacles was there in abundance.
The shelves back of the bar bad
bottUs in profusion, and about the
counter there were all the applian
ces usual to a regulation saloon.
The establishment and its operation
was manifestly as square a defiance
of the authority ot law and the
majesty of the courts as it is pos
sible to have been evolyed.
Hooligan and Milne were at once
taken into custody by the officers.
The same complaint charged Mike
Kline with violation of the local
option law, but he was in Albany
at the time of the raid. During the
progress of the trial that subse
quently took place, Milne's name on
the motion of the prosecuting attor
ney, was stricken from the eom
plaint, and the charge against him
The trial of the defendants was
without a jury. Mike Kline arriv
ed on the scene shortly after seven
o'clock, and demanded an immed
iate trial. Deputy Attorney Bry
son wanted, a postponement, but
the secretary and treasurer of the
club was insistent, and he was ac
commodated. Asked if he wanted
a jury, he said no. He and his
brother, P. A. Kline announced
that they, would appear as counsel
for the defense. It took about two
hours to conclude the hearing,
which was before Justice Holgite.
The complaint was sworn to. by
Deputy Sheriff John Wells. Alex
Schick was the first witness. When
Mr. Schick was called to the stand,
Mike Kline addressed the court. He
declared that Mr. Schick is a mem
ber of the club and urged that it is
law that Mr. Schick could not give
evidence that would incriminate
himself. To an unbiased onlooker
Mr. Kline's point of order seemed
to be a confession that there is guilt
somewhere about, the club, else why
this appeal for Schick not to bear
witness lest he incriminate himself.
This scheme of claiming that the
membership cannot testify, is said
to be one of the bulwarks of the
club. The point didn't stick with
Judge Holgate. Mr. Schick tes
tified. He was not an over-willing
witness, but in answer to questions,
he told the straight truth. He said
that he had gotten a glass of beer at
the club that morning. He said
Hooligan had passed it out to him.
He did' not pay for the drink at the
time. He had, however, to pay
for what he drank there. This was
done by means of the asse sments.
He did not remember what assess
ments he had paid. His testimony
made it clear that the chief distinc
tion between the socalled club and
regulation saloon is that instead of
paying for the drink at the time,
the member lets the account stand,
paying for several drinks in a bunch
A CROSS EXAMINATION.
The only other witness introduc
ed by the state was John Wells. He
told of the raid, and what he saw
there, describing the place to about
the same effect as that which ap
pears in the foregoing. P. A. Kline
cross examined Mr. Wells, and was
almost fierce at the work. Indeed,
he thundered at the deputy, asking
if the officer were an expert -as to
beer, so as to know that it to be
beer without tasting it, After fif-
teen minutes approximately of cross
cauiujcti.iuii, ivir. inline wiin pow
erful voice addressed the court thus
"Honorable .court: I move the
motion that the evidence of this
man De squasnea, and tnat every
thing he has said be swept.clear off
the board. The court denied the
motion, and Deputy Wells' evid
ence for better or for worse, got
safely -nto the case,
For the defense.
Two witnesses bore testimony for
the defense. One was Hooligan
who passed in his statements to the
court with a child-like simplicity
and truthfulness that almost brought
tears. He admitted that he gave a
glass of beer to Mr. Schick, but he
said that it was Mr. Schick's own
beer. He said that it was not his
regular business to pass liquors out
over the bar, but that he occasion
ally did so, to help the ' 'steward"
out. He admitted that he is vice
president of the club, but swore
tha he did not know who the pres
ident is. The next witness after
him swore that Ned Smith, is pres
ident. Hooligpn swore that he had
presided at a meeting of the club
Wednesday morning, but the next
witness swore that Mr. Smith had
presided at that meeting. Hooligan
said that Geer had resigned the
presidency about two weeks ago,
and that he didn't know whether
or not another president had been
elected. He said that sometimes
he collected "assessments" but
that it was not his regular business
to do so, and that it was the "stew
The steward's statement, .
In striking contrast to the tale of
Hooligan, was the straightforward
and apparently truthfnl testimony
of Jack Milne, the "steward" of
the establishment. His words
seemed sincere, and his manner was
frank. There was apparently
nothing on his part to hide. Pro
found silence reigned in ihe court
room while he answered the ques
tions the prosecutor asked.
He said he was steward of the
place, and that as such he tends
the bar and keeps the accounts.
He declared that he is not a mem
ber of the club, and that his only
interest is his salary. He explained
various of .the workings of the she
bang, announced the name of the
president and in all told a story that
in its frankness at least, was to his
During the trial, the attorneys
for the defense, occupied much of
the time. In his closing statement,
Mr. Bryson quoted no law, and
thereupon P. A. Kline closed a
burst of oratory with his favorite
motion, "L move to squash this af
fidavit and clear it off the board.' '
.Once when the court, in a desire
for information, asked the witness
a question, Mr. Kline was on his
feet in a minute, saying: "Honor
able court: Let the district attor
ney prosecute this case. We can't
defend it with both the prosecuting
attorney and judge acting as prose
cutors." After the court announ
ced the verdict, Mike Kline said
that the court could put the fine
to the top notch if it desirei, that
it was the purpose to appeal. Both
men were sentenced to pay a fine of
$300. During the trial, Mike Kline
said to Deputy District Attorney
Bryson: "You have not acted the
man because you had the place
pulled while I was out of town."
Our ladies, misses and chil
dren's cloaks, jackets and rain
coats have arrived. Latest
New York styles. Inspection
solicited. J. M. Nolan & Son.
Red Clover and Alsike seed, half car of
each to fill an order, only -pure clean
seed wanted. Also 100 Shropshire bu oka.
L. Li. Brooks, Corvallis, Or.
When in need of hay and grub oak
wood in 4 ft. 16 inch length. Telepho
Tj. It. Brooks
This bread is guaranteed to
free from alum. For sale by Smal
New Gasoline Wood Saw.
I am now ready to attend promptly
to all orders. Ind. phone S35.
W. R. Hansell.
One Dollar Savd Represents Ten
The average man does not save to exceed
ten per cent, of his earnings. He must spend
nine dollars in living expenses for every
dollar saved. 1 hat being the case he can
not be too careful about unnecessary ex
penses. Very often a few cents properly in
vested, like buying seeds for his garden, Tvill
save several dollars outlay later on. It is
the same in buying Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It costs
but a few cents, and a bottle of it in the house
often saves a doctor s bill of several dollars.
For 6ale by Graham & Wortham.
Do you shave yourself? Well
just keep in mind that our Witch
Hazel Extract is a distilled extract
and does not contain one drop of
wood alcohol. Price, bottle, 25.
Graham & Wells.
I HAVE YOUR I
j PRINTED NOW
f SSPfe. TO) TP? Tf TViT TT Ts m
j DOES THE WORK
j Cor. 3d & Jefferson Sts., Corvallis j
Vetch hay. Grub oak wood in 4 foot
or 16 inch length.
Vetch, clover, Alsike and timothy seede.
I, h. Brooks, Corvallis, Or.
Reduction in Rates.
S8pt. 1, the round trip fare to
Portland, account Exposition will
be reduced from $3.50 to $2,90 for
a 30 day ticket but not good after
October 31st. This is a voluntary
reduction made by tha S. P. R. R.
and will be appreciated by the pub
lic as the last six weeks of the Fair
will be-tha beet part and see ' the
J. E. Farmer, apt. Corvallis.
W. E. -Coman, G. F. & P.Agt, Portland.
We bought more Blankets and Comforts than we - have
room for, on Saturday Sept. 2nd we will begin a 10 days Spe
cial Sale. Don't fail to attend this as it means money saved to
you. Get ready for winter and buy NOW.
Hotel keepers and Boarding
Money Saving Sale.
The Blankets are made from Oregon Wool by the Salem
The Comforts were made
G M. VIDITO
For Bicycles, Ammun
ition, Fishing Tackle,
Sporting Goods, Etc.
). K Berry, Salesman
The Right Prices.
Two Doors South
Chase & Sanborn H
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, suar and
P. M. ZIEROLF:
Sole agent for
Chase I S
- Wonderful Nerve.
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains ot accidental Cuts, Wounds. Bruis
es, Burns, Scalds, Sore feet or stiff joints.
But there's no need for it. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve will kill the pain and cure
the trouble. It's the best Salve on earth
for Piles, too. 25c. at Allen & Wood
Wagons, hacks, plows, harrows, and
mowers, driving horses, draft horses,
buggies and harness; fresh cows. If
you want to buy; come in. I can save
H. M. Stone.
All new wall paper at Blackledge's.
To co ntract from one to three carloads
e tch teed if priie is reasonable..
L. L. Brooks,
Telephone 155 Ml. View.
Gasoline Wood Saw.
I have purchased the Boddy gasoline
saw and can execute orders for wood
sawing promptly. Indp. phone 339.
Lots of Fun.
Taking pictures. We have fine cam
Graham & Wells.
Light barrels, lust what you
want for hop picking, for sale at 25
cents each, at the creamery.
H. W. Kaupisch.
houses should not miss this
in Columbus, Miss., hand knot-
All Fresh Goods:
of the Post Office.
go with our
igli - Grade
anhorn High Grade
REDUCED FXCURSION RATE-
To the Seaside and Mountain Re
sorts for the Summer Va
On and after June 1st. the Southern
Pacific in connection with the Corvallis
& Eastern railroad will have on sale
round trip tickets from points on their
lines to Newport, Yaquina and Detroit
at very low rates, good for return until
J October 10th, 19c 5.
inree aay tickets 10 iewporc ana xa
quina good going Saturdays and return
ing Mondays ara also on sale from all
eastside points from Portland to Eugene,
inclusive, and from all westaide points.
Season tickets from all eastside points
Portland to Eugene in elusive
and from all Westsid e points
are also on sale to Detroit at very low
rates with stopover privileges at Mill
City or any other point . east enabling
lourists to visit the Santiam and Breiten
bush hot springs in the Cascade moun
tains which all can be reached in a day
Season tickets will be good for return
from all ooints October loth. Three day
tickets will be good going Saturdays and
returning Mondays only. Tickets trom,
Portland and vicinity will be good lor
return via the east or the west side at
ootion of passenger. Ticksts from Eu
gene and vicinity will be good going via
the JLebanon-Springneia Drancn, 11 ae
sired. Baggage on Newport tickets
checked through to Newpoit: on Ya
quina to Yaquina only.
S. P. trains connect with the C. & E.
at Albany and Corvallis for Yaquina
and Newport. Trains on the C. & E.
for Detroit will leave A lbany at' 7;3o a.
m. enabling tourists to the hot springs
to reach there the same dav. Train
from and to Corvallis connect with all
east side trains on the S. P-
Full information as to rates, time ta
bles, etc can be obtained on application,
to J. C. Mayo, Gen. Pass. agt. C. & E.
R. R.; Albany; W. E. Coman, G. P, A.
S. P.: Co. Portland or to any S, P. or
C. & E. agent.
Rate from Corvallis to Newport, f3-75-
Rate from " to Yaquina, $3. i?
"to Detroit, $3-5-
Three day rate from Corvallis to Ya
quina or Newport, 2.50.