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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OR-, OCT. J8, 1905.
LEST WE FORGET.
It is worth while to keep in mind
that bids on material and construc
tion work make it absolutely cer
tain that a splendid gravity water
works, affording mountain water to
the people of Corvallis, can be built
within the limit of the authorized
It is worth while also to note
that the bids show a fine steel dis
tribution system to be almost if not
entirely within the limit of funds
that will be available.
It is also worth while to remem
ber that but a few weeks ago sun
dry persons made it their business
to go among Corvallis people and
declare to them that the proposed
system would cost anywhere from
$100,000 to $150,000, that the town
could not afford it and that people's
homes would be almost confiscated
in taxes to pay for it.
To further hamper and distress
or defeat the splendid conception of
mountain water for Corvallis, a
newspaper was established and
made the vehicle for declaring to
Corvallis people that those who
favored mountain water were dis
honest, that the members of the
commission were untrustworthy,
that the plan was not feasible, that
the work would be too costly, and
that members of the water board
would gobble up all the bonds, and
may be convert Corvallis into a
All these things are recalled by
last week's bidding, and by the
award of the contracts for actual
construction of the work. Peace to
, the ashes of Little Billy Investiga
tor, but let Corvallis folks remember
how awful and how silly were the
shameless lies he told.
BAKER'S PEACE JUBILEE.
The federal court at Portland
announces another conviction in the
land fraud cases. Jones and Potter
have been added to the list of the
condemned, at the head of which is
a United States senator from Ore
gon, and an Oregon congressman.
About the time the court was pre
paring for its latest verdict of guil
tv, a peace conference designed for
for the uniting of the factions of the
republican party of Oregon, was in
session in Portland, and the sole
remaining representative of the
state in the national legislature
was appealing to the brethren to
kiss and make up. Truly the op
erations of the federal court give to
Mr. Baker's peace conference a
characterization not often seen in
ih'ngs political. If the real fear is
as seems likely, that the peniten
tiary is to get so many of the lead
ers that peace is absolutely essen
tial, then indeed, is Mr. Baker's
peace conference a happy thought
a ad Mr. Baker himself, a political
manager of undoubted talent.
In the meantime, while the sur
viving remnant of the party cries
for peace, peace, let Mr. Heney's
searchlight be turned on Mr. Her
. mann and the other political figures
that have given Oregon such mighty
For harvesting specs go to Hodes
Pioneer gun store. Also a fine
assortment'of King's triple beaded
rifle sights and Sheard's hunting or
target sights. The reward is in the
good bargain to be secured.
Notice is hereby given that there
is money on hand at the county
treasurer's office to pay all orders
endorsed and marked "not paid for
want of funds" up to and including I
those of June the 1 2th 1905. In
terest will be stopped on same from
this date. Corvallis, Oregon, Oct.
18, 1905. -W.
Treasurer of Benton countv.
Phonograph records in first class
condition twenty cents each.
G. W. Denman, Corvallis.
Good for 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 & Wortham
For Water Works Interest Rate
Raised to five per Cent Bids
A week from next Monday night
the Water Board opens bids aerain
for bonds to be issued on account of
the mountain water works. When
bids were opened recently on the
same account, there were none on a
four per cent interest basis. Instead
there were many letters saying tnat
the interest rate was too low for
the bonds to be attractive to in
vestors. In some of the letcers it
was suggested . that there might be
bids on a four and half per cent
basis, but in the main, there were
indications that by far the best re
sults would be obtained on bonds
offered at five per cent. In fact,
more than one bid was offered the
board on a five per cent basis in
spite of the fact that the call was
on a four per cent security.
One of these bids offered a premium
approximating $900, As a result
of the experience, the Board reject
ed all the bids, and ordered another
call to be made, proposing an inter
est rate at five per cent. Ad
vertisements to that effect have ap
peared in the local papers, and in
Eastern publications. In addition
notices were sent direct to about
40 banking and bond buying es
tablishments with which the Board
engaged in correspondence as a re
suit of the first call for bids, and
the upshot of it all should be many
bids and a good premium.
It is supposed that on the new
call, manv local investors will be
come bidders. A five , per cent in
terest rate makes the proposed issue
one of the finest investments in the
world. The fact that a Chicago
banking house bid nearly $900
premium for the whole issue at
the last call shows how a nve per
cent bond is regarded by Eastern
WHAT IT SAYS.
About Tail Sentence for Second Con
victions Under Local Option Law.
Street discussions are frequent
over the wording ot the local op
tion law as to jail sentences for
cases of second convictions. The
question comes up with refeence to
the sentences passed and to be passj
ed in Justice Holgate's court on
Kline and Hooligan for operating
their joint. A great many con
tend that the court has no other
alternative than to include a jail
sentence in the penalty whenever
the defendants have been convicted
on a tormer occasion m the same
court. They argue also that the
heavier sentence ought to be inflict
ed, because with great audacity,
Kline contiuues to operate his joint
in complete defiance of the law and
the wishes of the people. So far
justice Holgate has uniformly ad
hered to a hne ot $300 in passing
sentence upon the Kline-Hooligan
outfit. The law covering the point
in controversy is as follows:
Section 15. When any such el
ection has been held and has re
suited in favor of prohibition, and
the county court has made the order
declaring the result and the order
of prohibition, any person who
shall thereafter, within the pre
scribed bounds of prohibition, sell,
exchange or give away, with a pur
pose of evading the provisions of
this law, any intoxicating liquors
whatsoever, or in any way violate
the provisions of this law, shall be
subject to prosecution by informa
tion or indictment, and shall be
punished by a fine of not less than
$50 nor more than $500, or by im
prisonment in . the county jail for
not less than ten nor more than 30
days, or by both such fine and im
prisonment. If any person shah
BE CONVICTED A SECOND TIME FOR
violating any of the provisions of
this law, such person - shall be
punished for such second and each
subsequent violation of the law,
BY BOTH SUCH FINE AND IMPRIS
ONMENT. Sale of Water Bonds.
Sealed proposals will be received by the clerk
of the Water Committee of tne City of Corvallis.
Benton county. Oregon, until October 30th, 1905,
at six o'clock p. m. for the purchase of part or
all of $75,000 bond Issue of said city, to be dated
on or about January 1, 1906.
Said bonds are authorized by specillagisl-a
tive act of Session Laws 1905, page 156 . were
sanctioned by an election held Jnly 6, 1905, at
which there were 278 votes for and 106 votes
against and are to be issued to payfor the con
struction of a gravity water works system, bear
interest at the rate of tive per cent per annum,
in denomination of from 100 to $l,o00 payable
semi-annually, and principle and interesa are
payable at Corvallis, Oregon, In TJ. S. geld
coin 40 years after date of Issue, at the rate of
$2,000 annually after 7 years, with option
to pay entire issue at eni ol , tne
years or any time thereafter.
The assessed valuation of the city of Corval
lis. 1904, was 1834,850 of which the actual value
is $1,250,000; population within corporate limits
2400: no bonded debt, general wairant indebted
ness, $22,000 of which $15,000 Is for constrnction
of sewer system, making a total municipal in
debtedness, with said proposed issue $97 000; no
other indebtedness contemplated: entire pro
ceeds ot these bonds to be nsed directly for wat
er system agricultural community.
Said Water Committee reserves the light to
reject any and all bids. Each offer must be
accompanied by a certified check for 2 per cent
of amount of bid, to be forfeited if bid is accept
ed and not completed.
September 9, 1905. 8, L. KLINE, Clerk.
SINGER AND PIANIST.
In College Chapel Friday Night Hrs.
Norton of Portland, and Hiss
Corvallisitcs will have an oppor
tunity Friday night to hear some
thing very fine in the way of mu
sic. It will be a piano recital in
College chapel by Miss Dorothea
Nash, assisted by Mrs. Anna Sel
kirk Norton, both of Portland. .The
occasion will be the hrst piano
work of Miss Nash in Corvallis,
after three years spent in study
abroad, two years under Fritz Har
terjsin of iondon, and one year
with the celebrated, virtuoso Mayer
Mahrof Berlin. Mrs. Norton is
one of the most popular vocalists
in Portland, many persons per
fering her singing to that of Mrs.
Walter Reed. She has a powerful
but sympathetic contralto, with
rich and pure tones, and a chatm
ing personality. The programme
for the evening is:
(a) Gigue and Gavotte Corelli
(b) Etude b-flat minor Mendelssohn
(c) Novellette D maj.... Schumann
fa) Penso Tosti
(b) Du bist die Ruh Schubert
(c) Sappische Ode ..Brahms
(d) Chanson de Flonan...Godard
(a) Impormptu F major Chopin
(b) Preludes, G maj., F. maj.,
A maj., C. minor .Chopin
(c) Nocturne C minor Chopin
(b) Etmcelles (Sparks) Moszkowski
(c) Consolation E maj Lizst
(d) Fruhlingsrauschen, Rustle
of Spring Sinding
(a) Until you Came Metcalf
(b) Cherry Blossoms Biddel
(c) Star Children Lehman
(d) Shadows Bond
Thoughts Schar wenka
Rhapsodie D minor Brahms
BENTON GOT THIRD.
But Shares the Prize with Four Other
Counties What the Cost was.
The Benton county exhibit is
shortly to arrive home from the late
Fair, and it is the plan tb keep it
intact for future use. One idea is
to have it kept on display in one of
the rooms at the court house, where
it will be open to inspection at all
times. This plan meets with wide
favor, and it is likely to be adopted
when the commissioners' court next
Benton heads the list in the third
group of the prize winniug coun
ties. The Fair jury for awarding
the $2,000 in prizes given the ex
hibiting counties, very properly de
cided not to give all the first prizes
to one county when the markings
showed but a trivial difference be
tween it and several other counties.
Accordingly the first prize of $ 1,000
went to a group of six counties, as
follows, Coos, Ijnn, Umatilla,
Wasco, and I,ane. - '
The second prize, $500, went on
the same basis to a group of five
counties as follows, Clackamas,
Columbia, Jackson, Polk and Mor
row. The third prize $300 went to an
other group of five counties as fol
lows, Benton, Baker, Yamhill,
Malheur and Union.
The fourth prize, $200 went to
the following seven counties', Wal
lowa. Washington, Sherman, Jo
sephine, Lincoln, Harney and
The showing by Benton in view
of the small amount of her expend
iture is excellent. She spent less
on her exhibit than almost any
other county. She took a place
above counties that spent three or
four times as much. She is above
Washington, Josephine and Doug
las, and is abreast of Yamhill, Ba
ker and Union, though spending
far less money than either of them.
The outside cost of the Benton ex
hibit is $1,800 and may not exceed
$ 1 ,700. Of the amount, $ 500 will
be refunded by the Fair people re
ducing the limit to $1,200 or $1300
which will be still further reduced
by the amount of the prize.
Thatcher & Johnson
Received car of fancy Steamed
Rolled Barley which they are sell
ing at $1.10 per sack.
Wanted, Hay and oats! I. D
Bodine. Phone 290. -
White and New Home Sewing
machines at J. H. Harris.
ANOTHER TRIAL TODAY.
Kline, Hooligan andMi!ne are Defend
antsSentence to be Passed.
The trial of the fourth of the
Kime-ilooligan cases begins in
Justice Holgate's court at nine
o'clock this morning. The de
fendants are Mike Kline, Hooligan
and Milne. In former cases much
time has been consumed in securing
juries, and it is supposed that
similar trouble will he encountered
in the present trial. The iury list
prepared by Justice Holgate has
been exhausted, and jurors for to
day's and all future cases will be
drawn by Sheriff Burnett. As in
the last case, the defendants will
be represented by Mr. Fouts of
Portland, and Deputy District At
torney Bryson, of course, appears
for the state.
A ceremonial of this morning will
be the sentencing of Kline and
Hooligan for the sale of liquor to a
club member, and of which they
were convicted in the trial last week
The sentence is the third that will
have been passed upon Kline and
the second on Hooligan,, yet i n
spite of them, the joint continues
in operation. The condition sug
gests the query, where is the thing
to end? Neither of the lawyers
for the defense have as yet produc
ed a single decision of the courts, in
which it is held that even bona fide
clubs can operate under a local op
tion law, much less a - club that is a
sham, a fraud, and a false pretense
trom stem to stern, as is tne case
with Kline's joint. On the con
trary. Deputy District Attorney
Bryson has produced many decis
ions of supreme courts, holding that
no club where spirituous liquors
are dispensed, even a good faith
club, can operate where a prohibi
tion law is in effect. Indeed, rea
son and common sense would indi
cate, that if a majority of the citi
zens of a community should vote
intoxicants out, neither the laws
nor courts would justify a subter
fuge to keep them in.
In view of this, the question be
comes, what is there in the thing
for Mike Kline. , Most men in
Kline. Hooligan and Milne's
s':oes would begin to feel uncom
fortable. These sentences of a court
are not a joke, somebody will have
to pay them, and there is not a law
yer in Corvallis but is morally cer
tain that it .will be the defendants
or their bondsmen. Does the fact
of running a booze joint in opposi
tion to the wishes of the people,
expressed at the ballot, justify them
iu the payment of all these fines?
Where for instance, is Milne going
to get off? - Does Mike Kline pay
him a sufficient salary to warrant
him to take the chance of all these
fines? Does Mike Kline make
enough money out of his booze
sales to enabie him to pay out such
sums in penalities of violated law?
Would it not be a better business
for all of them to go to a place
where liquor selling is not against
the law, and where they could en
gage in the business like men and
not on hypocritical pretentions?
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains oi accidental (Juts, Wounds. Bruis
es, Barns, Scalds, Sore feetor stiff joints.
Bat there's no need for it. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve will kill the pain and care
the trouble. It's the best Salve on earth
for Piles, too. 25c. at Allen & Wood
T. W. McGowan, Jr.. established
I857 commission merchant, in bops,' 36
& 38 Whitehall street. New York. Lib
eral advances made on all consignments.
Highest market prices obtained and
quick returns. References: Bradstreet
Mercantile Agency, New York; Bank o
America, New York.
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.
j: M. NOLAN & SON
An Extraordinary Event Thursday Even
ing October, 19 1905.
Beginning at 7:30 and continuing until 9 o'clock, the doors of this
modern clothing emporium will be thrown wide open to tie Cor
valiis public, the occasion being our annual exhibit of seasonable
merchandise. Such an elaborate and extensive line ol wearables
has never been shown m jorvalhs
an opportunity to view this magnificent stock, we are going to
ask the public to enjoy these splendors with us. The evening of
October 19th is yours in this store. Positively no goods will be
sold on this occasion; our only purpose being the introduction of
our vast stock and to demonstrate to the people of this communi
ty that the rm of J. M. Nolan & Son is modern and progressive
and that their ideas are in conformity with present-day enterprise.
We desire your presence-come with the
family and see that your friends come too.
It won't cost you a penny and besides we arc going- to entertaiu
for an hour aud a half and make life worth the living. Ruthyn
Turney's orchestra will render the following splendid and specially
1. March National Encampment Atherton
2. Concert Waltz In Equilibrio Godfrey
3. Overture Joys and Sorrows Turney
4. La Paloma Yradier
5. March College Life Frantzen
6. My Little Sweetheart, Kate Deininger
7. Plantation Pastimes.... O'Hare
8. Selection Martha
9. Polly Prim...
WELCOME IS THE WORLD-COME IF YOU CAN.
A SOUVENIR TO ALL VISITORS
J. M. NOLAN and SON.
No Prizes go with our
Chase & Sanborn High Grade
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and
P. M. ZIEROLF.
Sole agent for
M. M. LONG'S
Bicycle 8c 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 ever ription.
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.
For Sale " . .
Oak grub wood, Cheat and vetch hay
for sale, Satisfaction guaranteed
T A Logsdon
Phone 55 Mt View line
Field and Garden
Thatcher & Johnson.
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.
. Mordaant A. Goednough announces
the opening of his etudio, at 4th and
Jackson Sts. Sept. iSth. Pupils received
at -any time in Piano, Harmony and the
oretical subjects. Send for catalogue.
Ind. phone 4f 6.
and m order to give everyone
& Sanborn High Grade
All kinds of fresh grass seeds for
sale at Zeirolf's.
Done promptly. Satisfaction
guaranteed and prices reasonable
ind phone 349 or 692. ;
Cummings & Cady-
(53053) Fanion 34473-
- Will be at Monroe Childer's place 12
miles south of Corvallis and anybod
wishing to breed mares this fall will find
the horse there.
New lot of freshly loaded shotgun,
eh ells. All kinds of football supplies..
At Hodes Pioneer Gun store
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..