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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 4, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OR OCT. 4, 1905.
Half of her representation under
conviction in the courts, and unable
to occupy their seats in . congress,
is the unenviable distinction that
has come to Oregon. Of all the
states in the Union, Oregon is the
only one that has ever been in such
a pitiable plight. Added to the
condition is the other ugly fact that
half of her representation yet un
convicted, is under indictment on
grave charges. It is indeed a hu
miliating spectacle, and it is brought
on the state by the very men the
people have set up as their sachems,
sages and medicine men, and upon
whom the best honors the common
wealth had to give, have been un
We spend millions and hold a
great Exposition to give our state
fair repute abroad, and while it is
in progress, our national represen
tatives, Senator Fulton excepted,
cause us to be heralded abroad as
the land of graft and grafters. In
urging the prosecution of these
land fraud cases, President Roose
velt is endeavoring to defend the
people of Oregon from further be
trayal by those they have set in
WHICH IS RIGHT?
What possible good can come to
any Corvallis citizen who by mem
bership or otherwise, aids and abets
the so-called club? Is it a place
conducted outside the pale of the
law? Have the local courts twice
determined it to be unlawful and its
managers guilty of an offense
against the state? Has a jury of
six good men by their, sovereign
verdict condemned the place as un
lawful and therefore reprehensible
and unworthy of a place in the
communityb Is it true, as the law
i books emphatically declare, that
not one decision of the supreme
courts permits the operation of such
a club under the local option law,
and equally true that all such de
cisions declare emphatically to the
contrary ? With all these things
true, wherein can any citizen see
good to come to himself, his family
or his community in future support
f this unlawful establishment. : Be
sides who are the men at the head
cf this unlicensed, unlawful and il
legitimate saloon? Who is Geer,
the president? Who is Hooligan,
the "truthful" vice president, who
.'won't go back on Mike; who is
going to stand by Mike?" Who
is Kline, but the man who made
"his first bow to the people of Cor
vallis with a pack of marked cards
in his hand? A rethese men right,
md the jury, the court, the law,
the officers wrong?
SAW THE FLOOD.
And Destruction it Wrought Washed
Away his Father's Home.
Lexington, the home of. ''Pap
Hayseed"-is nine miles down the
creek from Heppner, and was in
the - great flood of a year or two
ago. Most of the houses in Lex
ington were - washed away by the
swollen waters at the time, "Pap's"
father's house among them. In
the case of the latter, "Pap" him
self was the last person in the build
ing before the flood struck and bore
it away. The alarm came to the
people through a young man who
was on the way to see his best girl,
and who saw the advancing waters
in time to give everybody the
alarm. Nobody was able to save
anything, and all were glad to be
able to escape with their lives.
Lexington is a town of 200, and
has been completely rebuilt, but
not on the same site. The houses
now are all on higher land where
they will te above the line of future
floods.. "Pap" v ofcourse, j was
among the crowd of rescuers, and
declares that in all his war or other
experiences, he never saw anything
so terrible as the sequel to that
haples3 day at Heppner.
Lime and Cement.
Best and highest grades of lime
and cement can be had at the Ben
ton County Flouring Mills, at the
lowest prices. Agents for T. S.
McKath & Co. -
BONDS GO MONDAY.
That is the Date for .Opening Bids
. - Many Inquiries Received.
Next Monday is the date set Jor
opening bids for $75,000 in water
bonds advertised for sale by the
Water Board. Much interest hinges
on the outcome, and people are
wondering if the issue will go at
par on a four per cent interest bas
is. Some say yes to this question;
others suggest a negative. One
thing that is known is that there
will be local buyers of the bonds.
In a preliminary request for bids,
one resident of the county offered
to take $5000. A farmer who re
sides a few miles from Corvallis
said on the street yesterday morn
ing that he intends to take $1,000.
Numerous persons locally have
made inquiry as to the securities,
and it would not be surprising if a
good lump of the issue should go to
Inquiries galore have been pour
ing in from Easterners, asking fd
information about the issue. One
lawyer received 18 such inquiries
within the period of a few days.
The value of the property of the
town, the indebtedness, the "water
bond law, and various other points
are the thiDgs asked about. The
bids are to be in the hands of the
clerk by five o'clock next Monday
afternoon, and are to be opened by
the Board at a meeting at 7:30
One feature of the bonds that
makes them attractive to local buy
ers is that the holder can, if he de
sires to raise money, dispose of a
bond at any time or can use it as
collateral at any bank if a tempor
ary lean is desired.
EST THE GRAVE.
Death and Burial of Mrs Sol
King One More Pioneer
Annie Maria, the wife of Sol
King, died at the family home near
Corvallis last Saturday evening af
ter an extended illness. She was
one of the earliest settlers of Ben
ton, having settled in Kings Valley
in the spring of 1846, nearly sixty
years ago. She was born in Ohio
in April 1822, and was aged 83
years, six months and four days.
She resided in Ohio until 1841
when she moved to Missouri, and
after four years there, she left by
ox team for Oregon in the spring
of 1845. The train arrived at Lyn
ton, on the Willamette on the last
day of November, 1845. The de
tails of the long journey are re
counted in a letter written April 1st,
1846, fromKmgs Valley, which
letter is still in existence in the East
and which appeared in the Times
June 2 1 st last. ;
The funeral occurred from the
late home ( Monday forenoon, and
the service was conducted by Rev.
Bush. The interment was in Odd
Fellows cemetery. Surviving mem
bers of the family are, Mrs. W. B.
Kiger,- Scott King, Eli King, Abe
King, WilliamKing, and the hus
band. -:- ;
"On the Bridge at Midnight."
Extraordinary excellence rin
story, plot and scenery, are seldom
found in the plays of a melodramat
ic tinge but George Kimpt and
Frank Gazzolo have succeeded in
achieving this rare union, as the
many thousands who have seen
"On the Bridge at Midnight," are
well aware.t On the one' hand the
sensational trash of some melodra
mas is avoided and on the other
hand a wholesome play is brighten
ed with real comedy, genuine heart
interest and an altogether excep
tional embellishment of scenery
that includes one of the master
pieces of the modern stage, the
$10,000 production of the engineer
ing triumph ot Chicago, it's great
jack-knife or lift draw bridge.
At the Opera House Wednesday,
A first class Jersey cow, fresh. Ad
dress Spencer Bicknell. E. F. D. No. 1.
Ind. phone number 53, Mountain View
Gasoline for sale at M. M. Long's.
for 7 Stomach- Trouble and
"Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets have done me a great deal of good?"
says C. Towns, of Eat Portage, Ontario,
Canada. "Being a mild physio the after
effects are not unpleasant, and I can recom
mend them to all who suffer from stomach
disorder." For sale by Graham & Worthara
' ; For Sale , .
First class vetch seed 2 1-2 miles south
of Philomath. Address E. Conger
Corvallis, Or Bell phone no 16
THREE HUNDRED EACH,
Kline and Milne Sentenced If Curb
Keeps Running Imprisonment
In Justice Holgate's court Mon
day, sentence was passed upon
Mike Kline and Jack Milne, as a
result of the verdict returned by
the jury in the defendant's tritl
for violation of the local option law.
The ceremony took place in Justice
Holgate' s office and was witnessed
by the deputy district attorney,
Constable Wells and one or two
others. Judge Holgate gave the
defendants notice that if they per
sisted in conducting their establish
ment that future sentences would
be heavier. In fact, he told them
that if they continue to do business
and future prosecutions should be
brought with convictions "in his
court he would give them the max
imum penalty, which- not only in
volves a fine of $500, but
imprisonment. - Both defendants
were fined $300, making in all, $600
in fines now due the county from
Mike Kline, $300 from Hooligan
and $300 from Milne, or $1,200 in
all. With not a single decision of
the courts to sustain their side of
the question, and with a number of
strong decisions holding that such
clubs cannot be conducted where
prohibition laws are in effect, it
would look like Kline and his satel
lites are fast approaching deep wat
er. Kline and Milne have each giv
en bonds in the sum of $500 and
there is a stay of sentence pending
an appeal to the circuit court. Mr.
Fouts, a Portland attorney arrived
Monday to prepare the appeal and
to get matters in hand for the trial
of the four additional cases to be
heard next week in Justice Hol
gate' s court, in which Geer, Hooli
gan, Kline and Milne will each ap
pear one or more1 times as defend
ants, and for whom Mr. Fouts
will appear as counsel. Meantime
the lights still shine brightly every
evening at Kline's shebang, and a
few of the more faitkful brethren
come and go. though the latter are
in diminished numbers. The deep
water into which the head men of
the organization are getting causes
a lurking suspicion in the minds of
the members that they too might
get into unpleasant situations, . and
not nearly so many go down to
"Mikes" as used to. !
The reports are that throughout
the county the people are in strong
sympathy with the officers in Mtr
effort to uphold the law. Many
men who are not even friendly' to
the local option law are on the side
of the officers in the present strug
gle. A well known farmer in town
Saturday says Mike Kline is mak
ing more sentiment again t future
sale of intoxicancs in Benton . coun
ty than are all the temperance
cranks combined. "It makes " no
difference,', this fannersaid, "what
may be a man's idea of thelocal op
tion r law, or what may be his per
sonal habits with reference to use
of intoxicants, the average citizen
believes in the laws and in the au
thority of , the courts and officers.
In the present instance it is the gen
eral opinion that Kline is the re
presentative of Portland liquor in
terests, and the belief is spreading
that Portland liquor men ad Port
land lawyers are assisting Kline in
breaking down the law at Corvallis.
The odium that is - thus being
brought on the liquor business, and.
the meddling by foreigners in the
concerns of Benton county, render
it likely that Corvallis will be a dry
town for some time to come."
We have just received a new lot
of Columbia disc and cylinder rec
ords. Also a lot of the American
Blue records, the best record that
is made. Graham & Wells.
Bed Clover and Alsike seed, half car of
each to fill an order, only pure clean
seed wanted. Also 100 Shropshire bucks.
h. L. Brooks, Corvallis, Or.
Waeons. hacks, lows, harrow s. an
mowers, driving horses, draft horses
buggies and Harness; iresn cows, 11
you want to buy, come in. I can save
11, M. stone.
C. H. Newth,
Physician and Surgeon
Redaction in Rates.
: Sept. 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 the S. P. R. R.
and will be appreciated by the pub
lic as the last six weeks of the Fair
will be the best part and see the
largest crowd. . r
J. E. Farmer, agt. Corvallis.
W. E. Coman, G. F. & P. Agt, Port
AFTER THIRTY YEARS.
Teacher and Former Pupil met How
Chief Lane was Fooled.
He stood on the bank corner, a
stranger in a strange land. They
told Chief I,ane that he was drunk
and suggested that he be looked af
ter.. The chief approached eyeing
the stranger cautiously, and asked
him if he wasn t sick.
All this time the men who had
put up the job were watching the
chief and his man with much
"Better go to your hotel," ' said
the chief, as the stranger looked
blank and sick-like into space.
"Who are you?" inquired the
stranger, and the chief replied,
"My name is Lane?" "W. G.
Lane," asked the stranger, and
when the reply came in the affirm
ative the astonished officer learned
that the alleged drunk man was a
former pupil in the days when the
chief was a schoolmaster, away
back East, more than a quarter of
a century ago. His name was J.
B. Congo, and he had a very pleas
ant visit with his former teacher.
Real Estate Transfers.
E. N. Miller to Belle C. Sargent
2 lots, Jobs add, $600.
M. J. Vernon and wife" to Char
les Evans, 1-2 a. in Alsea, $10.
C. C. Chandler and wf. to Chas.
Evans, $400. -
A. E. Lewis and wf. to A. Bar
den, 2 lots Wilkins add, $700.
W- I- Price to Reta Price, 1 1-2
lots Avery's add, $150.
W. I. Price to Edith Price, 1 1-2
lots Avery's add, $150.
J. L.Hill to Addie C Rum
baugh, 92 ?. near Albany, $100.
J. M. Woods to C. P. Nilson, 2
lots in Wilkins add, $1.
Hilda Gustafson and husband to
Rose Gonion 2 lots in Job's add,
M. B. Pratt to Nellie Bennett,
120 a. near Blodgett, $2,370.
The law does not permit use of
the sidewalks by wheelmen until
November 1 st. .All are expected
to govern themselves accordingly.
W. G. Lane, 'Chief of Police.
Wanted - .
20 ton Vetch seed to fill car at Corval
lis this week. . '
I. L.- Brooks
. Rates to Lewis and Clark Fair.
Corvallis to Portland via Albany.
, The round trip 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
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 displayed by manyA man endurine
pains of accidental Cats, Woands. Brais
es, Barns, Scalds, Sore feet or stiff joints.
But there's no need for it. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve will kill the pam and care
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 tbe clerk
of the Water Committee of tue Olty of Corvallis.
Benton county, Oregon. uatU October 9th, 1905,
at six o'clock p. m. lor tbe purchase of part of
all of $75,000 bond Issue of said elty.
Said bonds are authorized by special legisla
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 flOO to $l,oOO payable
semi-annually, and are payable at Corvallis,
Oregon, In U. S. gc Id coiu 40 years after date ot
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, 1904, was 1834,850 of which the actual value
is $l,25o,000 j population within corporate limits
2100; no bonded debt, general wairant indebted
ness, $22,000 ot which 315,000 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 check for 2 per eent
of amount of bid, to be forfeited If bid Is accept
ed and not completed.
September , 1905. . S, L. KLINE, Clerk,
CHICAGO I JtVCWSSL
VMS' r Vr- Jk K f2Ztn
The variety of choice and the high character of the Clothing
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 go with our
Cbase & Sanborn Higb Grade
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and
P. M. Z I EROLF.
Sole agent for
Chase & Sanborn Higb Grade
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 REPAIR SHOP.
Oak grub wood, Cheat and vetch hay
for sale, Satisfaction guaranteed
T A Logsdon
Phone 55 Mt View line
Field and Garden
Thatcher & Johnson.
Whan in need of hav and crnb oak
wood in 4 ft. 16 inch length. Telep ho
L. L. Brooks
.- Piano Wessons.
Mordaunt A. Goednongh announces
the opening of his Btndio, at 4th and
Jackson Sta. Sept. 18th. Pnptts received
at any time in Piano, Harmony and the
oretical subjects. Send for catalogue.
Ind. phone 476. -...
All kinds, of fresh grass seeds for
sale at Zeirolf's.
To contract from one to three carloads
etch teed if pike is reasonable.
Telephone 155 Hi. View.
Don't forget The date of the
Of stock and farm implements at
I. H. Jackon'a farm 9 miles west
ofCorvallis. See posters.
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. .