Corvallis Times Official Paper of Benton County. CORVALLIS, OR, SEPT. 30, 1905. THE TELEGRAM'S TALE. The Portland Telegram' s account of the late local option trial in Cor vallis, as telegraphed by . that pa pers local correspondent is one of the rare and unaccustomed things occasionally encountered in human experience. Speaking of the case, the account says: "It is the gener al opinion of disinterested citizens that the prosecution has made but a weak case, as there has been no direct evidence to connect the de fendants with the specific crime al leged." With equal sincerity and truth the correspondent might have add ed that it is "also the general opin ion of disinterested citizenss that every good horse has fourteen tails and no legs. The strength of the prosecution is best measured by its effect. These "disinterested" per sons will admit that Mr. Wyatt, defendant's counsel, is an able law yer, and that he did all that was in his power to make a defense. Yet the case made by the prosecution was so strong and so convincing that the jury was only out long enough to take one ballot and write out a verdict, consuming in fact less than fifteen minutes of time. In the face of such a fact, why seek to belittle and nullify the efforts of Mr. Bryson, when he has the sym pathy, confidence and support of every "disinterested citizen" in the community, a,nd of nineteen-twen-tieths of all the people in Benton county in his splendid endeavor to uphold and defend the law. The w orst feature of the account however, is that it causes the Tele gram to imp 5se on its readers an other statement that is excuseless in its piebald falsity. It says: ''Strong prohibition men, however, o a the jury, make a conviction probable." Is W. T. Small a pro- bibitnnist? Is G. H. Carl a pro Is G Is O. 1 ibitiomst? Is O. V. Hurt a pro hibitionist? Is J. R. Smith a pro- mbitionirtr Is William tfogue a prohibitionist? To say that either ij, is a He.' io say that all are, is t ve lies, and that is exactly the i umber the correspondent managed t tell in one breath. It all reminds one of little Billie Investigator and t'ae Dallas affidavits in the late wat tr fight. COL. HOFER ON FOOTBALL . The approaching football season promises to be the most interesting and spectacular in the Northwest. Alt of the leading colleges are turn ing out stronger teams than ever before, and muck interest is being taken in our own university team, which is developing under Chaun c;y Bishop's skillful coaching into one of che most formidable aggre gations Willamette has ever pro duced. I To the casual observer, football doubtless presents merely the spec tacle of vigorous physical exercise. But a deeper insight will discover the steady development of those other qualities which make the com plete man quick determination, instant obedience, self-reliance, phy sical bravery. It calls out not mere ly the qualities wlrch make the soldier, courage, endurance, self control, but equally that mental ocumen which makes the success ful man in any of the affairs of life, perception' discrimination, and judgment. Despite the common belief that football is a rough and tumble game, the great lesson of the gridiron may be put in a single line: It teaches that brains ' will always win over muscle. But the great merit of this game is its prac tically unlimited field of tactical de velopment. The fascinating study of new movements and combinations Is never exhausted. The cause of its attractiveness has - its . parallel in war. No pages ot history are more thrilling than : those J which describe battles in which Napoleon by scientific maneuvering and skill ful strategy outwits an opponent of equal or superior strength, Those who are disposed to make a scientific study of the game will find that the popularity is not with out a reasonable warrant. FOR 0. A. C GRADUATES. Lieutenantcies in Philippine Constab ularyLieut. Quinlin to Recom mend. A position as third lieutenant in the Philippine constabulary is open to one or more graduates of OAC. Twentyfive such third lieutenants are to be appointed about the first of the coming year, or when Briga dier General Allen, who is in com mand of the constabulary, arrives at Washington D. C. The war de partment has issued orders for the appointments to be made from grad uates of military colleges of a cer tain standard of efficiency in the United States. There are nine such colleges in the country, OAC, the Iowa State College and the Michi gan Agricultural College being among the number, and Lieuten ant Quinlin has received instruct ions from the war department to recommend one or more graduates of OAC for the places. Accompanying the instructions to Lieutenant Quinlin, is informa tion with reference to the constab ulary, and the positions, the duties, pay and other conditions. The or ganization numbers 7,000 men, part of whom are mounted. Also 300 officer?, from the rank of third lieutenant to brigadier general in command. The privates are native Filipinos, drilled and commanded by American officers. The organ ization is the police force ot the Archipelago and details of officers and men are scattered through the various islands. The salary of the third lieuten ant is $1,100 per year; second lieut enant, $1,200; first lieutenant, $1, 300; and captain, $1,700. In order to be appointed the applicant must agree to serve af least two years. After two years, the appointee will be reimbursed by the government for the amount of his traveling ex penses to the Islands, or the govern ment will advance such traveling expense and deduct it from the ap pointee s wages, 10 per cent month ly. At the end of two years a three months' furlough on full pay is al lowed for visiting the United States with two month's half pay addition al for traveling. Or, the furlough may be allowed to accumulate and at the end of five years a (longer vacation is permitted. The service requires strong, in telligent young men with good nerve, for some 01 the service in the field is attended with occasional hardships and some hazard. The instruction conclude with the state ment that the conditions on the Islands are constantly improving, and that the duties of the constab ulary become constantly less ardu ous. . Lietenant Quinlan yesterday re ceived his instructions, and in due time will make recommendations from among the OAC graduates. The 'nstructions were accompanied by three blank, forms for use of ap plicants, whence it is figured that OAC stands a show of getting three of these appointments. The service otters young men with knowledge of electrical, min ing and mechanical engineering great opportunities on account of the operations of corporations who are exploiting the islands. His Country Week. C. D. Gibson sat on a piazza at Dark Harbor, There was a superb view over grassy lands and thence out across the broad and silvery bay, says the New York Tribune. "Whenever I have a spacious view like this, I think," said Mr. Gibson, "of a little slum urchin whom I accompanied on his first visit to the country. "It was years ago. A- newspa per was sending the children of the poor to ike country for a week. I went with one of the bands in order to make some sketches. ' 'Well, when the teain drew up I helped out a thin urchin of about six years. I lifted him into the waiting farm wagon and we jogged off through beautiful rolling past ures miles on miles cf green vel vet. - 'The little fellow was very much excited over the scene. " 'Gee,' he said, 'they must need a lot of cops here.' " 'Why so?' said I. " 'There's so much grass to keep off of,' said the child." Write Him. -T. W. McGowan, Jr.. - established I857 commission merchant, in hops, 36 & 38 Whitehall street. New York. Lib eral advances made on all consignments. Highest market prices obtained and quick returns. ; References: Bradstreets Mercantile Agency, New York; Bank of America, New York. : For Sale First class vetch seed a 1-2 miles south of Philomath. -. .Address E. Conger Corvallis, Or Bell phone no 16 GUILTY AS CHARGED. A Conviction for Kline and his Bar keeperTwo Days of Court. A second time it has been dem onstrated in a court st law that the operations of the so-called club in Corvallis are unlawful, and that the place is an illegitimate saloon con ducted without city license and in utter defiance of the law. Deputy District Attorney Bryson has shown in court that liquors are sold to the members jnst as they are sold at a saloon, that each member pays for these liquors according to the amount consumed, that the prices paid are about the same as at a Jsa loon, and showed further by infer ence, that in all human probability, Milce Kline is sole owner and pro prietor with Hooligan, Geer and Milne as satellites and assistants, barkeepers and the like and the fine profit accruing from the business probably' goes in large measure to the said Mike Kline. A jury of six good men, in a single ballot by verdict returned after being out less than fifteen minutes, found Kline and Milne, the barkeeper, guilty of violation of the local option law as a result of the club operations, and they are to be sentenced nexc Monday. The offense of which they are convicted in this second trial was committed after Kline had been convicted and sentenced for a similar offense in the same court, and as the law provides a stronger penalty for a second of fense, it is suppose that his fine will be heavy. The trial began Tuesday fore-1 noon, and did not end until hve o'clock Wednesday evening. Most of the two diys was consumed in hearing the evidenoe for the prose cution and in the argument. The case throughout was a hot legal battle with Deputy Attorney Bry son for the state, and J. R. Wyatt of Weatherford & Wyatt, for the defense, pitted against each other. Objections on the, part of the de fense to the admission of evidence, and arguments thereon with citation of authorities were almost constant during the introduction of testimony The state had to rely almost solely on members of the organization for evidence, a fact that made convic tion the more difficult. The attor ney of the club made no effort to get members excused from testify ing on the ground that they .''would incriminate themselves" which was the main defense relied on in the former trial when the Klines, P. A. and Mike, appeared as counsel for the defense. He made no motion to "'squash the affidavit and clear the whole thing off the boards' as was frequently done in the other case. He simply fought as hard as he could, and that was ably, the threads of evidence, here and there that Deputy Attorney Bryson wound around the accused, and when it was all in, argued his case intelligently and forcefully, but without avail. The trial took place in the circuit court room, and a large crowd of interested spectators was present throughout. The jury. was. W. T. Small, G. H. CarL A. W. Herbert, O. V. Hurt. J. R, Smith and William Uoerue. They were selected after many veniremen had been examin ed. The counsel for defense ex hausted all its premptory challenges in making up the final list. Kline, the secretary and treasurer of the shebang, and Milne, the steward, were the defendants. George Planter, a member of the club, was the man to whom the liquor, as charged in the complaint was sold. He testified that on the 1st of Sept ember he entered the place, and that Mike Kline told Milne to go out and wait on the boys. He got j a bottle of whiskey or brandy, he j could-not remember which, but whether it was given him by Milne or whether he got it himself, the witness could not tell, John D. Wells, constable, swore that in an examination in Bryson' s office, Plaster had sworn that Milne had given him the bottle. Mr. Plaster also testified that he had received one card that called for an "assess ment of about $3 or $3.50, and that he had received other such cards. It appeared from his and other tes timony that a bill is rendered each member of the amount due for the booze they have received over the bar, and that when a bill is render ed it is called a card, that the act of presenting the bill is -called an assessment. The thmness of the subterfuge to fool the court and the officers is one of the distinguish ing features of the operations of the place. . - There were a number of other witnesses. John Linger swore that he had paid two "assessments one of twenty five cents and another of ten cents. Tom Bell swore that he had withdrawn from the shebang, and also that he had been ' 'assess ed" 40 cents for a flask of brandy that ought not to have -colt more than 25 cents at a saloon. The testimony of George Lilly, cashier at the First National, showed that Kline paid for booze with his own checks and not as an officer of the club, practically establishing the fact that he is owner and propriety? ; and the club hypocrisy a mere trick to fool the public. . In the decisions presented in the argument there was not one author ity that held such a club could be" carried on tinder a lacal option law while a number of strong decisions held that its transactions, even with its members to be sales ol liquor and ol course unlawful. Four other cases against the es tablishment are yet to be tried. They are set for a week from Mem-day. Marcus Butler left yesterday for a week's visit with Portland relatives. One of the wanders of the hour is the Portland Journal's alleged educational write-up of Oregon. While every building that every other institution can muster is fully pictured, OAC, more than double in attendance that of any other school in the state, is represented by a wretched illustration of the girl's dormitory. Judged by the write up and illustrations, OAC is about the least educational institu tion in Oregon, when in fact it has more students than any two institu tions in the state, and in point of endowment, equipment and plant is far in the lead of any other institu tion. Wheelmen. The law does not permit use of the sidewalks by wheelmen until November 1 st. "AH are expected to govern themselves accord imgly. W. G. Lane, Chief of Police. Wanted -20 ton Vetch seed to fill car at Corval lis this week. . L. L. Brooks Rates to Lewis and Clark Fair. Corvallis to Portland via Albany. The round trio rate Corvallis to Portland, via Albany and the C & E is the same as via the West Side, viz $2.90, tickets good 30 days. C & E have reduced the Fair rates to basis of one and one tenth rate from all points. A limited number of . pupils in vocal music will be received by Mrs. Ella J. Taylor at the Presby terian Manse. Oark-Yoder. The marriage of Elwood L Clark, Superintendent of the Expo sition Post Office, Portland, for merly of Corvallis and Miss Mattie Yoder, was solemnized at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Yoder at Oregon City last Wednesday evening, Rev. Wood of the Methodist church officiating. The groom was attended by H. E. Jones of Condon, and the brides maid was Miss Nellie Scraffori. The ceremony was witnessed by about thirty relatives End intimate friends. The young couple were the recipients of many valuable gifts. They will be at home to their friends in Portland, after Oct 15th. BROWNSVILLE WOOLEN MILLS We have secured ."the Agen cy for the Celebrated Browns ville Clothing for Men. Suits ready-to-wear and made to measurement. For- farmers. mechanics and working men these goods have no superior. J. M. Nolan & Son. Wonderful Nerve. Is distjlaved by many a man enduring pains of accidental Cuts, Wounds, 3ruis- r- t -1 n r 1 , rr ' es, uurns, ocaias, oore ieei or sun joints. But there's no need for it. Bncklen'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 ward's, druggists. Sale of Water Bonds, Sealed proposals will be received by the clerk of the Water Committee of tne Olty of Corvallis. Benton countv, Oiegon, until October 9th, 1905, at six o'clock p. m. lor the purchase ot part of all of 175,000 bond Issue of said city. Bald bonds are authorised by special lagtsla tive act of 1905, and issued to pay for the con struction of a gravity water works system, bear interest at the rate of four per cent per annum, in denomination of from ? 100 to ;i,o00 payable semi-annually, and. are payable at Corvallis, Oregon, In TJ. S. gc Id coin 40 years after date of Issue, at the rate of $2,000 annually after 7 years with option to pay entire issue at end ot ten years or any time thereafter. --- The assessed valuation of the city of Corval lis, 1 901, wast 834,860 of which the actual value Is $l,25o,000; population within corporate limits 2100: no bonded debt, general warrant indebted ness, $22,000 ot which $15,000 Is for construction of sewer system. Said Water Committee reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Each offer must be accompanied by a certlfyed cheok for 2 per cent of amount of bid. to be forfeited If bid is accept ed and not completed. September 9, 19U5. . S, L. KLINE, Clerk, r i '$y 0t$m east Mips! m mm m The variety of choice and the we sell deservedly the most famous ready-for-service clothing in America intensify the' importance of the splendid opportu nities which the early-season offering presents to you. No Prizes Chase I Sanborn High Grade COFFEE In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and SATISFACTION P. M.ZIEROLF. Sole Chase & Sanborn High Grade COFFEE M. M. LONG'S Bicycle & Sporting Goods Store Is the place to get your Guns and Ammunition for the opening of the pheasant season. I have guns and ammunition of every description. Guns and- Bicycles for Rent A full line of sewing machine sup plies. I have anything in the um brella line from a rib to a new um brella. Everything you call for in sporting goods line. GENERAL For Sale Oak grub wood, Cheat and vetch hay for sale, Satisfaction guaranteed T A Logsdon Phone 55 Mt View line Seed! Field and Garden Thatcher & Johnson. Remember When in need of hay and grub oak wood in 4 ft . 16 inch length. Telep ho L. Ir. Brooks . Piano Wessons. Mordaunt A. Goednough announces the opening of his studio, at 4th and Jackson Sts. Sept. 18th. Pupils received at any time in Piano, Harmony and the oretical subjects. - Send for catalogue. Ind. phone 476. high character of the Gothing- go with our agent for REPAIR SHOP. All kinds of fresh grass seeds for sale at Zeirolf's. Wanted. To contract from oae to three carloads etch teed if prhe is reasonable. "L. L.Brooks, Telephone 155 Ml. View. Don't forget the date of the Auction Sale Sept. 30th. Of st and farm implements at I. HJick in's farm 9mile8 west ofCurvallia. See posters. Do you shave yourself? Welt just keep in mind that - our Witch Hazel Extract is a distilled extract and Hoe- not contain one drop of wood alcohol. Price, bottle, 25. o.aham & Wells.