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Scanty Clerk's Office
Vol. XVIII.-No. 17.
CORVALLIS, OREGON. OCTOBER 4. 1905.
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AND ONE OP THEM UNDER
INDICTMENT ON SERIOUS
Oregon's Representatives at Wash
ington Effect, of Williamson
Verdict The Hermann
Indictments Soon to be-.
Tried Other News.
Washington, Sept. 30. Unless
Representatives Williamson and
Hermann temporarily relinquish
their Beats, to which they were el
ected laBt year, Oregon will prob
ably go through the fifty-ninth con
gress with but a single vote, tbat of
Senator Fulton. It is positively
known that Senator Mitchell can
not resume his seat in the .senate
though he may nominally hold his
position and draw his salary up to
the time his sentence is enforced.
Williamson's recent conviction de
nies him the privilege of taking his
seat, though it does not legally cre
ate a vacancy in the" Second Ore
gon congressional district, 'and there
fore does not open the way for a
special election to fill that. vacan
cy. " ' -
Until a final decision is rendered
by the court of laet resort, William
son will be permitted lo retain his
credentials and under no authority,
can a SDecial election be held in
the meantime to choose another
congressman trom tne second dis
trict. Should that final decision
clear Williamson of the charges of
which he was 'convicted, he cpuld
then present himself at the bar of
the house and be sworo in, but, if
the final verdict is "guilty" Wil-v
liamsou will beexpected to prompt
ly tender his resignation to the
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by the conrt of laf-t resort. It is the
opinion of law officials that the
federal Btatutes would not require
Williamson to resign, even should
his conviction hold, but the very
fact that he should be held guilty
of the offense recently proven would
unfit him for the office of represen
tative in congress and that would
be the basis on which the house
would declare his seat vacant should
he refuse to resign.
" In case Williamson nresen ts him-
His failure to da so wonld--tif at theHbarnf-thB botiSe-to be4--
be sufficient provocation for the
house of representatives to declare
a vacancy for the second Oregon
district, at which time a special
election would be in order.
The foregoing is tha universal
opinion of tfficia's of the depart-
mem oi juciice woo are la vvasn
ington. r What is true of Williamson- will
be trite of Hermann if he shall be
convicted upon any one of the in
dictments resting against them. In
the mf antime, until his case comes
to trial he will be denied the priv
ilege of taking the oath. It is the
expectation . however, that Her
mann's cases will be heard and de
cided before congress meets in De
cember. Tne case of Williamson is with
out a known precedent. Although
elected io the fifty-ninth congress,
he is not in full membership, not
having taken the oath of office. The.
fact that he was a member of the
last congress has no bearing what
ever upon his present standing, for
he is now recognized officially as
merely a member-elect. It is the
understanding of law officers of the
government that the statute under
which Williamson was convicted
does not deprive him of the light to
hold a seat in the house of repre
sentatives. Even if the statute
did carry this penalty, as was the
case with Senator Mitchell, that
restriction would not Decome op
erative so long as the case was be
fore the' courts on appeal or pend
ing a new trial. r- ;
The house of representatives has
it within Its power to declare -Wil-'
liamson's seat vacant, for under the
constitution the house is the judge
of the qualifications and election of
its members and can at any time
for cause, declare any seat vacant,
in which event a special election
becomes necessary to fill the vacan-.'
cy. Bat it is now believed that the
bouse will exercise the right in
Williamson's case- unless a higher
court shall approve the findings, of
the court below1, and even then Wil
liamson would be given reasonable
time within which to resign. '
In the light of precedents, it is to
be inferred that the house will not
declare-a vacancy for the second
Oregon district as long as Wil
liamson's case is before the courts,
for tue house, like the senate gives
its members the benefit of i the
doubt, and does not accept any but
a final judgment of the courts. . In
the eyes of the house,- Williamson
is not guilty until a decision shall
have been rendered to 1 that effect
sworn in next December, obiection
would probably be made and he
would be' asked to step aside, but
judging from the course he follow
ed last winter, it is not believed
Williamson will come to Washing
ton unless ultimately acquitted,
for he never entered the house af
ter being indicted.
That same unwritten rule which
will prevent Williamson from tak
ing the oath on December 4 will
operate against Hermann. It is the
expectation of the : department of
justice that Hermann will be tried
both in On gon and in this city,
before congress assembles and the
result of those trials will determine
whether or not the first district can
be represented in the house next
winter. If convicted either in
Washington or in Oregon, Hermann
will probably appeal. In the event
of his ultimate conviction he, like
Williamson, will be required to
serve bis sentence and the influence
of the administration, as shown by
the statement of Secretary Hitch
cock, will be used to secure the ex
treme penalty, which in itself,
would be sufficient to deprive both
Hermann and Williamson of the
opportunity of taking their seats
in the next congress.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
of Corvallis, Oregon,
MAKES LOANS on approved se
curity, and especially on wheat
oats, flour, wool, baled hay,
chittitn bark, and all other
classes of produce, upon the re
v ceipt thereof stored in mills and
public warehouses, or upon
.chattel mortgages and also
upon other classes of .good . se
DRAFTS BOUGHT AND SOLD
upon the principal financial
centers of the United States
and foreign countries thus
transferring money to all parts
. ; of the civilized world.
A CONSERVATIVE general busU
ness transacted in all lines of
Grants Pass, Sept. 28 After dili
gent inquiry, authorities have be
ctifue convinced that V. M. Jen
mugs, who was found murdered in
bed in his home at Granite Hill
two weeks ago. was killed by his
own childreD. jaspar Jennings,
aged 16, son of the dead man, was
arrested Sunday on the charge ot
murder and last night, Dora Jen
nings aged, 18, the daughter, was
arrested Upon a similar charge.
The couple have been taken to
Jacksonville for safekeeping, as
the local jail is overcrowded. . "
Jennings was killed the night of
September 7 at the Granite Hill
mine, nine miles from this clty?
He was a wood chopper and had a
contract to eupply the mine with
cordwood working a crew of. IS
men. He was 5o years of age and
had a wife who left him last spring
to return to her parents in NoTth
H lived in a three room house
at the mine with his children Dora
aged 18; her sister, aged 9, and two
boys. 16 and 14 years of age resV
pectively...- He slept, in a stnall
room downstairs off the living room
The two girls slepV in the. . same
room. The boys slept in. the attic.
Tha youngest son said that when
he arose to build the fire be , went
into the bedroom, for matches and
found his father dead. The chil
dren said tqey had not heard a
shot but a man working in a mine
said he heard a shot about 1 o'clock.
London, Sept. 26 The text of
the new agreement between Great
Britain and Japan, which was sign
ed by Lord Lansdowne, the British
Foreign Secretary, and Baron Hay
ashi, the Japanese minister in Eng
land, oq August 12, was issued bg
the foreign office last evening. The
momentous document is brief, com
prising less than 8oo words, includ
ing eight articles and a preamble.
The main features of the new
agreement have already been fore
casted in the Associated Press dis
patches from London and Paris.
The articles of this official text,
however, bring out forcefully the
tremendous importance to both
countries of the alliance, which
practically makes Great Britain,
Japan and Japan Great Britain for
the purpose or defense "in the re
gions of Eist Asia and India." This
inclusion of India specifically aB a
point at which any aggression by
a foreign power will call for the as
sistance of Japan finds much favor
with the press of London.
Baron Hiyashi, who ,wa3 inter
viewed bv the Associated Press af
ter the publication of the agreement
said:" : ' '
"The new treaty forms an effectr
ive safeguard against the renewal
of disturbances in the Far East.
That is its object, We cannot say
that a permanent peace has baen
secured. that is too much to be
sure of but we can aver that tran
quillity-has been assured for a long
time to come. This applies not
only to Great Britain and Japan
but also to all powers having po
litical or commercial interests in
that pait of the world, in fact to all
who have been 'interested in main
taining the status quov ' I repeat
that the treaty is a sure guarantee
of peace, for that is its aim and ob
' eel. ' -" .
At King's Valley.
The rains the past weak have
etarted the grass.
A few of the Walley farmers at
tended the Jackson sale Saturday,
They say the best part of the sJe
was the lunch furnished by Mrs.
Jackson at noon.
Ralph Caves, Ed Watson and '
Chester Cbambers pre recovering
from typhoidjfever. '
Torn Watson is sufferine with
Some seeding has been done,
A big majority of our people have
visited the Fair and they all speak
in the very higheet termof it.
L. G. Price is having the woik
rushed on his new house.
Mark Stutsman is moving from
the valley. He has rented a farm'
The Ball telephone company has
some poles-down and wire across
the road on the Hoskins branch
that should be repaired.
There is rumor of another wed
ding in the valley but George won't
admit there is any truth in the
Will Troxel has moved to his
new home near Roseburg.
Cecil Price thinks Foundation
Rock is rather costly when deliv
ered at the burg when it is so plen
tiful all around.
ElPaso, Tex., Oit. i Alexand
er Dowie and Chicago party ar
rived here this morniug enrouta to
the proposed Zionist colouy at
Members of the party deny that
Dowie ba; tuen stricken with para
lysis but they admit that he is ill.
He has been locked in his private
car all day and all inquirers are
denied admissions. J
HillaboroOr., Sheriff J. W. Cn
ntll and Deputy F. T. Kane this
morning captured the confessed
murder of W. W. BoDth; killed in
this city last night. The boy, a
lad of 15 years, was found at the
home of bis grandmother near Reed
ville. Young Brugger is a degenerate
but never before has -.shown v-ic-io:fi
e s in'any degree. Af er he had
shot Booth he did not stop to rob"
the old man.
Manila, Sept, 27-A typhoon
swept over this city yesterday. The
storm lasted three hours, and at 2
p. m. the wind attained : a velocity
of lo5 miles aa hour. The prop-