Corvallis Times Official Paper of Benton County. CORVALLIS, OREGON, F JUDAY EVENING DEC 29, J905. "What is a Democrat," is the heading an editorial writer bestow ed on his article and every demo crat who read the effusion Js con gratulating himself that he is a democrat, and not an ass. THEY WANT CHANGES. InState Constitution Seeking Signers to Petitions in Benton. - All's serene between , her and Nicholas Longworth now, but Alice is self-willed, and it is pro bable that, later on, she will raise old Nick. : CORVALLIS MERCHANTS. AS TO HARMONY. Most of the efforts at republican harmony in Oregon, and elsewhere, seemed to be based on the under stand 2 that it is the other fellow whe must be harmonious. There is President Roosevelt, for in stance, whom an Oregonian dis pstch says helped to elect a demo iratic governor in Ohio recently in order to "harmonize" things in that state. The same dispatch avers that the president also stood in against the regular republicans in Pennsylvania in the recent election and is now bent on the destruction of Odell in New York. In Oregon it is declared from the t highest re publican authority that the only basis of peace is for all the old par ty warriors to be disarmed and sent to the rear as party "has beens." They must not participate hen the chores are done in future party councils, but only araw an easv chair to the table new soldier men shall be allowed to where the light will shine Bids They are Making for Business It is Attracting Wide Attention. As never before, Corvallis chants are holding out inducements for Corvallis and neighboring peo ple to trade with them. They are putting out prices that draw busi ness from far and near. Their ad vertisements as seen from day to day in the Times tell a story of enterprise and business sagacity, whereby they are able to give goods to their customers at figures that startle. If these figures have not been studied by readers of the pa per, time should be taken to do so A good plan is not to undertake to read them until there is plenty 01 time to do so. Wait until - after full on bear arms and sit in the places of authority. These are notes of "harmony" equal to those of Bob Fitzsimmous as he hurries to tear his first wife's jewels from his tru ant second wife now seeking a di vorce at Sioux Falls. THE WEDDING. It is just as well to bow to the inevitable, for it cannot be escaped The wedding has the right of way, and every little detail about it is going to be rehearsed from day to day in the metropolitan press. It would be just as easy to dam Nia gara at the brow of the falls as to stop the stream of gossip. It isn' t the fault of the Longworths and the Roosevelts, for much as they love the lime light, this vulgar pub licity of private affairs is embarras sing to them. There, for instance, is Longworth's "de-e-elightful" approval and Pa Roosevelt's disap proval of the Baker City dowry plan, which means trouble in the family with any sort of possibilities in the outcome. In fact, if Long wortn seeps on talking Sail as much nonsense as he is . accredited with at Cincinnati, he will have to be gagged or the whole circus be declared off. Such multiplied de tail means worry for the Roose velts, whose only mistake is that they did not have the day set soon er and the whole thing over befor the newspapers appeared on the scene. In the episode, the really regret table feature is that we are made to appear as a nation of toadies and fawners, when as a matter of fact, most of us are not. The extrava gant publicity in the case is not toadyism, but one brand of yellow journalism, the product of the deadly struggle of the daily press to be the first and fullest with the news. On the subject of football, the president of Harvard has become a reformer. He thinks the inter-collegiate game ought to be abolished at least for a year. Yale won. From the pace he set in yester day's ' dispatches, 'it looks like Longworth proposes to elbow Alice and father-in-law out of the way, and do a few lime-light stunts in the center of the stage, himself. the paper, and settle down for an hour of quiet enioyment. As tne page is passed over, mark such prices as catch the eye, in order that the bargain may not be for gotten, but can at any time be re called by a reference to the paper. There i money to be made in the process, for the prices ; local mer chants are now making buyers are a marvel. The condition is a reminder that there are a few who still cling to the idea that it is best for them to buy occasionally from the - Mail Order Houses. It is, of course, a mistaken policy, and is bad for both the buyer and the community The Mail Order Houses give you a grand catalogue full of glittering promises and are -hot after your money, but they do not contribute one cent to the upbuilding 01 your community, your school, your church, or the payment of your public officials. Where in their glittering catalogues can you find an offer to pay cash or exchange goods for your wheat, oats, hay, butter, potatoes, eggs, wool, sheep and hogs? How much tax will they pay for improving roads and bridges, for the support of the poor the expenses of the town, county and stater On what page is their offer to contribute money or serv ices in the maintainance and es tablishment of a church or Sunday school for the moral tone of your community ? What line of credit will they extend to you when your credit is poor, your money gone, when through illness or misfortune you are not able to send cash order tor your groceries, clothing, farm tools and crockery? Wnere is their offer to contribute to your en tertainment next 4th of July ? In what department do they ex plain to you the increasing value of your farm as a result of trading with them ? If you find the quer ies satisfactorily answered bring the answers in and most merchants will go to farming and let the town go to grass. Under such conditions no towns are, needed further than to furnish a railroad station, an ex press office, and a case for mail- carriers all of which may be cov ered with one roof. Meantime all these things that the Mail Order Houses do not do, the local ; merchant . does. .When he is put out of business by the distant department store, the towns will disappear and the country will have every dollar of public taxes to pay, all the . . improvements to make, and farmers will have to sell their farm products to each other The man to buy of is the local merchant. Stand by him ; he stands through thick and thin, by you. Petitions are ia circulation in the town and county proposing a num ber of changes in the state consti tution, among them an amendment affecting the state printers compen sation. They are circulated under the direction of the Peoples Power League of Oregon, of which Ben Selling of Portland is president. The amendments of course, are to be started through the medium of the initiative and referendum t next June election. That is prob ablv the obly way in which the state printing abuses will be stop ped, several legislatures having I nrnmntW f-nrnpH Hnwn nttemnts to mer- - - -" " eneci a reiorm. ine petitions arc being circulated in Corvallis and Benton by Warren Forsy the a well known Eastern Oregon student at the college, and are being signed by almost everybody to whom they are presented. The proposed amend ments are as follows: A constitutional amendment for the initiative and referendum on local, special and municipal laws and parts of laws. Constitutional amendment to al low the state printing, binding and printer's compensation to be regul ated by law at any time. Constitutional amendment giving one legislative assembly power to propose and submit to the people amendments to the constitution, and making it the governor's duty to proclaim adoption of these amendments, and requiring peo ple's approval before constitution al convention can be called. ' A bill r a law prohibiting free passes and discrimination by pub lic service corporations. JERRY FROM KERRY Patten and Perry's funny musi c al farce comedy "Jerry from Ker ry" in which that cheerful, comic cachinnatory character is the cen tral figure, is to be presented at the Opera House in this city. The in terest in the laughable, diverting humorous incidents, events and happenings of this comedy never ceases or flags, and its success has been little short of amazing. Un doubtedly the profuse comedy it contains has had much to do with securing popular favor, and the scenes and adventitious incidents bustling in animated action, brist ling in effervescent humor, bubbling with unadulterated mirth and per meated with startling novelties, quaint originality in catch music, and elaborate costuming . and pre sented by a caste of the very, best and highest salaried artists possible to secure, have all contributed to its phenomenal success. The com pany also carries its own superior uniformed concert band and or chestra which is to be a special feature. Don't miss the free band concert at 4 p. m. and at 7:30, Remember the date, Wednesday, Jan. 3rd. Prices for this attraction will be 75, 50, 35 and 25 cents. California claims she has bigger land frauds than are those in Ore gon. She wont be skinned by Oregon even if she has to sell Ore gon fruit in California labels to prevent it. The Hon. S.B. Huston, of Hills boro, ex-republican and ex-democrat, has formally announced : his candidacy for congress in the first district. " In view of the past, f and to save voters any possible em barrassment on tie point, Mr. Hus ton ought to state clearly in what party he is running this year. For Sale Holly Flour. The same as we make our bread of at $1.40 per sack. Small & Son Bakery. FOR ELECTRIC ROAD. Common Colds are the Cause of Many Serious Diseases. Physicians who have gained a national reputation as analysts of the cause of various diseases, claim that if catching cold could be avoided a long list of dangerous ailments would never be heard of. Everyone knows that pneumonia" and consumption originate from a cold, and chronic catarrh, bronchitis, and all throat and lung trouble are aggra vated and rendered more, serious by each fresh attack. ' Do not risk your life or take chances when you have a cold. Chamber lain's Cough Remedy will cure it before these diseases develop. This remedy con tains no opium, morphine or other harmful drug, and lias thirty years of reputation back of it, gained by its cures under every condi tion. For sale by Graham & Wortham. Between Corvallis and Bell fountain Right of way Secured. . A scheme is afoot for an electric rai'road from Corvallis to the Bell fountain country. It is to be a theme at the meeting of the Citi zens League Tuesday evening, at which time, Mr. Bennett and' a number of farmers from Bellfoun tain are expected to be presenf. It is also expected that W.. D. De Varney will be in attendance. Frank Bennett arrived in Benton from the East a year ago and bought a farm near Dusty. He is familiar with the construction and operation of electric roads.' He has secured the right . of 1 way for the proposed road, and - insists that the line will be built if power can be secured from the Cascade people who are planning to , come to Cor vallis with electric power. The cost of construction, Mr. Bennett says will not exceed $200, 000. He claims that the income from trans portation of farm products along the way will pay operating expens es and an annual dividend oi 1? per cent. It is claimed that Mr. Bennett has Eastern connections who will put up much of the money if all arrangements cat be perfected. One Dollar Saved Dollars Eai The average man does ten per cent, of his earnini nine dollars in living e: dollar saved. That beinj not be too careful aboul penses. Very often a few vested, like buying seeds f save several dollars ouUi the same in buying Ch Cholera and Diarrhoea but a few cents, and a bottl olten saves a doctor's bill For Bale by Graham & y Ten presents icd. ' " t save to exceed He must spend uses for every the case he can- unnecessary ex- mts properly ln- his garden, will later on. It is iberlain's Colic, medy. It costs nfft in the house if several dollars. ml ANNUAL CLEMICE SALE AT The People's Store Time to clean up now, before spring goods begin to arrive; time to cut the prices deep enough to make sure the work of Clearance in the next thirty days. Every depart ment contributes special features. Money-saving sales are to be lurched in every sec tion. Your interest is obvious if you want to save money. Corsets In order to make room for new styles of Thompson' s glove fitting corsets, we bare gone through our stock and sorted out bro ken lines of W. B' s. which we shall discon tinue. Regular price $1.00, Special 39c 1.50, 74c Men's Suits and Overcoats s All our mens high grade suits and over coats, in worsted, fancy tweeds and cheviots styles of this season showing in Hart, Schaf fner & Marx hand tailored garments. 25 00 suit and overcoat $19 95 20 00 " 15 9s 18 00 " 14-40 16 50 " 13 00 15 00 ' la 00 12 50 " iO oo 10 00 " 7 95 GROCERY SPECIALS Some people don't know that we have a grocery department, so we are making prices that will causa you to get acquainted. Diamond C soap regular 5c, epecial 8 bars 25c. 16 cz. cans Schilling's Baking Powder, special 4 5c. "Best" Cornstarch regnlar 10c, special 5c. 15 candles full weight 12 oz. 25c. 30 pounds beet beana $1.00. K. C. baking powder 25 oz- 25c. 16 pounds best No. 1 Rice, $1.00. 1 pound package bird seed with bone 8c. I X L Tamales regular 15c, special 10c. I X L ma'ccaroni and cheese regular loo, special 5c. Elite, Bixby, or Whiztemore'a Shoe Polish regular 253, special 14c. Long's Woodlawn maple syrup; guaranteed beat grade on the market, regular 75c, epecial 60c. Star tobacco per package 45c. Armour's washing powder regular 253, special 15a.' Cut nails per pound 2c. 1 pound oysters per can loc. Decorated muah bowels each 5c. -y r. ...... 'DAIRY SALT'' 50 pounds regular 5oc, special 3oc. - ; Great Clearance Sale of all Waists Wool, flannel, albatross, and fancy waists, plain and trimmed, black, white, red, blue and green. All the newest and prettiest styles. $1.25 waists, each .69 1.5o ." " .78 2.00 " " 1.19 2.oo " " 1.38 3.oo " " 1.53 3.50 " " 1.74 Values up to $lo. 00 each, all at low prices Rubber Boots We have an over supply of rubber boots and we don't want to carry over a pair, log to let "Clearance Sale Prices" Men's Thigh Snag Proof Boots " Short " Thigh Short Friction Boys' Pebble Friction Women 8 Pebble We are go do the work. $5.21 3.58 4l7 2.81 2.81 2.22 S 1.64 Knit Goods Ladies knit skirts all wool blue, red, brown and black Regular 85 cent, special 64 cents ' Regular $1 25, special 93 cents $1 50 ". $1 08... Golf vests regular $2, special 98 cents u You eai) saue moiy by ui$itii? our stor durip ttye pext 30 day$ Every department offers surprising values. Watch this space for further bargains next issue, 25 per cent discount on remaining holiday goods L. KLINE The People's Store Corvallis, - Oregon. Mail orders filled at Clearance Sale prices during the month.