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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 27, 1906)
Official Paper of Benton County.
Tuesday evening feb 27, 1906,
WHAT IT MEANS.
New conditions are brought into
business life by rural telephones
and rural free delivery. The farm
er who used to come to town every
day or two, never less frequently
than once a week, comes but rarely
now- The daily mail is laid on his
doorstep; the telephone is handy for
ordering necessities brought from
town by mail or by the neighbor.
Why shall he or why shall mem
bers of his family come to town ex
cept on occasions comparatively
rare. The streets of every town
tell the story of how true are these
And what does it mean? To
none is it freighted with greater
import than to the merchant. It
means that more and more in the
future the farmer will be guided in
making his purchases by the ad
vertisements he reads in the news
papers and otherwhere. The hab
it of ordering by mail and telephone
will more and more settle on him
The catalogues of, distant '"mail
order" houses will more and more
tempt him. It means that the
merchant that advertises 1 mnst be
more full and more constant in his
advertising. It means that he can
dernd less on the show window
and on the display inside the store.
'It means that the dealer who does
not advertise at all will see his cust
omers one by one stop coming.
Unquestionably, it means that the
dealer who fails to get into step
with the new conditions by fuller
and more faithful advertising, is
doomed to see his business suffer,
for more and more will country
purchasing come to be a matter of
catalogues, price lists and newspa
ABANDONED 'THE BUSINESS.
Turned Over Keys to Of ficers Selling
Furniture End of "the Club."
They say it is "unconstitutional"
for a republican legislative candi
date to take a pledge under ' 'state
ment number i" and yet through
all these years such Cc ndidates have
always been "pledging" themselves
in advance to a senatorial aspirant.
In senator-making years from time
immemorial, in almost every coun
ty there has always been a fight in
the republican ranks with one set
of candidates "pledged" for one
senatorial aspirant, and another set
"pledged'' bodily to another. What
time in later years was Mr. Mitchell
ever re-elected to the senate on
other than votes "pledged" to him
before the candidates were permitted
to be nominated. It is the practice
for the candidate to "pledge" him
self to the aspirant, and then to re
ceive money to aid him in his elec
tion. It was notorious in the
"hold up legislature that a major
ity of the votes of that body were
"pledged" to Mitchell, and the
fact was widely and repeatedly pub
lished in the public prints at the
time. It was notorious that in his
last fight, a great body of the mem
bers was "pledged" to the late Sen
ator Dolph, a fact that was pleaded
in his behalf, publicly and other
wise. It is vividly true that in a
senator-making year, in a great
majority of cases, no legislative
candidate is nominated save with an
eye single to the question of what
senatorial aspirant he is going .to
vote for, rather than for any par
ticular fitness for the position. In
fact, it is this practice that has
split the republican party into war
ring factions, and surrounded every
senatorial election in the state in
recent years with a dirty mess of
scandal and shame. '
Still "they" say it is "consti
tutional" for this practice of
"pledging" a vote in advance to
bosses and ringsters but "unconsti
tutional" to make a "pledge" to go
to the legislature and there follow
out the wishes of the people, ex
pressed and declared at the sacred
ballot box. Bosh, to such expounders
of the constitution. It is all a sub
terfuge to cheat the people and fool
them out of the opportunity to as
seit their own wishes rather than a
bosses wishes in the election of a
senator. Will they sit down like
"dumb, driven cattle, and suffer
themselves to be egregiously and
insufferably jobbed ?
Bean th M Y" Hava Always Bougji
The "Corvallis Social and Ath
letic Club" is out of business. It
has in fact, been on the ragged edge
of despair for several weeks. The
raid made by Sheriff Burnett, Dis
trict Attorney Bryson and other of
ficers about six weeks ago and the
evidence that resulted therefrom,
placed the concern in bad shape.
Since that time, the affairs of the
establishment have been in demor
alized condition. The final climax
came, a week or ten days ago,
when the keys were turned over to
District Attornev Brvson and the
building deserted by its former oc
cupants. Ever since, negotiations
have been pending for sale of the
furniture, and for closing: an en
terprise that, from the first found
Jordan a rocky road to travel
furniture dealers who were, re
quested by Mike Kline to . make
bids on the furniture, had to go to
the district attorney to get keys
with which to enter the building,
No statement as to what led to
the abandonment of the business
is of course, available, but it has
all along been known., that the trial
of the case in the circuit court Dee
ember 18th and the verdict brought
in by the jury thereat,, really broke
the back of "the clu,b." That trial
was the sixth in which the club
officers narticinated. That jury
was the sixth that convicted Kline
and condemned his place of busi
ness. Five juries in the justice
court found without a dissenting
voice, against the establishment,
each arriving at a verdict on the
first ballot and without delay.
In the trial in the circuit court
the rulings of Judge Harris follow
ed exactly the lines laid down by
Justice Holgate in the lower court
Io passing sentence at the end of
the trial Judge Harris said: "Your
so-called club or saloon as the testi
mony shows, is a studied attempt
to evade the provisions of the local
option law. mere is nothing in
your conduct to appeal to the sym
pathy of the court in passing this
sentence. It is the ludgment of
this court that you serve a term of
30 days in the Benton county jail,
and that you pay a fine of $400 and
the costs of this trial."
The costs included the costs of
the trial of the same case in the
justice court an aggregate estimated
at $200. making a total including
the $4.00 fine, of $600, besides the
jail sentence. This, with the uni
versal opinion of lawyers that the
supreme court will be certain to af
firm the decisions of the lower
courts was a discouraging condition
for an establishment devoted, as
was "the club" to the "moral wel
fare," the "protection of game"
and to "athletics, "and it is not
surprising that the fight was at
last given up. The total of the
fines against the officers of the con
cern is about $5, 000.
All of the cases against Kline
and his associates are under appeal,
the circuit court cases to the su
preme court, and the justice court
to the circuit court. Of the latter
there are five, of which one has
been heard in the circuit court. It
is not likely that the other justice
court cases will not be tried in the
circuit court until after a decision
in the supreme court. If the de
cision be adverse to Kline, it is pro
bable that he will ask for a dismis
sal of the appeals of justice cases
to the circuit court, for it has been
demonstrated that on the evidence
in the hands of the district attorney
convictions are certain to result,
whenever and wherever there is a
trial. District Attorney Bryson is
now waiting for the defense to file
its brief in the appeal to the su
preme court. There was delay in
filing of the evidence, which in
turn caused the attorney for the de
fense to over run the time for fil
ing the brief, which is expected and
due at any time. The case ought
to reach the supreme court in time
for a decision to be returned in the
early summer, the court of last re
sort being about four months in
arrears with its business.
"The Club" was founded by
Mike Kline. He was, as testimony
at the various trials have shown,
its proprietor and manager. Liq
uors were sold at the usual saloon
prices, and as the traffic was un
licensed, the profits id the begin
ning, were considerable. It was as
Judge Harris said in court, "a stud
ied attempt to evade the provis
ion of the local option law." It
opened for business the first of last
August. From the very first the
Times warned those interested in it
that the plan would be sure to fail,
that the errand was unlawful, and
that it could only bring grief to
those who engaged in it. In the
closing of the place, the first of
these predictions has , come to pass
and in their own good time the
rest will follow.
The establishment has done more
than all other influences combined,
to make sentiment favorable to lo
cal option in Benton county, Even
fair-minded and unbiased people,
who cared but little about local op
tion, have seen in "the club". ,, as
Judge Harris called it, "a studied
attempt to prevent local option
from having a fair trial, all in
spite of the heavy majority thrown
for it, and the effect has been that
people who otherwise would have
been against it, have lined up for
Willamette Farmers Like it Seeding
Big Fields of it. '
Willamette" farmers are going
more and more, to grow alfafa.
W. F. Hamlin, who resides a short
distance over the Willamette from
Corvallis recently received 1,200
pounds for use in seeding a big
field to alfalfa. It will be sufficient
to sow 60 acres, which will give
Mr. Hamlin a total acreage of 75
acres. I he seeding ot the larger
fields is the result of experiment
with a smaller one, containing 12 or
1 5 acres. Thatone- has been run
ning two or three years. From it,
Mr. Hamlin has learned that he can
cut two fine crops of hay, and then
have fine pasture in August, Sept
ember and other months when
gre.n feed is otherwise unavailable
The experience of Mr. Hamlin
is the same as that of Richard
Kiger. Mr. Kiger of course, has
been longer a grower of alfalfa. He
is one of the pioneers in the alfalfa
business in the vicinity. . He has
100 acres of it now, 75 of which was
put in for the same reason that Mr
ilamlin is now adding to his acre
age, because experience demon
strated the value of the crop. Sev
enty five acres of Mr. Kiger' s alfal
fa yielded its first crop last season
The older field of 25 acres turned
off a three ton crop yield at the first
cutting, a ton at the second cutting
and afiorded great pasturage after
The experience of other farmers
especially those along the river
bottoms has been similar. They
render of- interest experiments the
Southern Pacific are preparing for
at this time. That road is planning
by the assistance of farmers to ex
periment with 20 acre tracts all
along the lines of their railroad,
under arrangements to be made
Paul Shoup, Worcester Building,
Portland. W. W. Cottoa has pre
pared a pamphlet 011 the subject of
alfalfa production, based on his
own experience on his farm near
Portland, which pamphlet can be
secured of Mr. Shoup at the above
address. There was recently on
display in a real estate office in
Corvallis, roots from alfalfa no less
than eight feet in length and the es
timate is that there are roots 1 2
feet in length in the field from
which the sample was taken. They
came from the field of Adam Radir
living across the Willamette. The
incident shows how the roots go
down to water and maintain green
and growing conditions in midsum
mer, when otherwise everything is
dry, making of alfalfa an especially
desirable grass tor the Willamette
valley, where lack, of late summer
feed is a subject of complaint in the
stock raising and dairy industries.
FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
Game Next Friday at Armory Will
Settle it OAC Beat Eugene.
Teams from the State College and
State University of Oregon vied
with each other at basket ball in
College Armory Friday night, and
the University men were sent home
hopelessly beaten. , The score was
the most decisive of any of the
long string of victories the State
College men have won this season,
standing when the ' game closed at
32 for OAG',-and six for U. of O.
The visitors scored but a single
point in the last half. They threw
but two field goals during the game.
They were everywhere outclassed.
The OAC second team went in
shortly after the middle of the sec-
ondhalfand "Dugan" Rooper, thus
brought into the play, soon threw a
field goal, raising the score from 30
The game was witnessed by a
large crowd, though the C. E. con
vention and a heavy storm kept
many away. There was very great
interest, especially early in the
game when th6 Eugene men sur
prised everybody by getting a lead
which looked for a time they would
be able to maintain. At one time
the score stood five fo two in their
iavor, After that the College men
got to working better and actually
scored 30 points while the visitors
got but one. Throughout the play
special effort was directed to keep
out of the play Claud Swann, who
is known and dreaded wherever
basket ball is played in the North
west. The next and last game of the
season will involve the state basket
ball championship. It will be play
ed in the Armory Friday night,
and will be between OAC and Dal
las College. If the OAC men win
that game they will have undis
puted championship of Oregon. A
big crowd of rooters from Dallas
and Monmouth' is coming up by
special train to see the game.
A Brcken Heart.
Don't go, to Albany on a wild
goose chase, when you can see a
most excellenfc-play-rigbt in Corval
lis. Go to the Opera House to
night see the Empire Theatre Co.
in "A Broken Heart," a guaran
teed attraction. Tomorrow night
"The Parisian Princess."
Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that there
is money on band at the county
treasurer's office to pay all orders
endorsed and marked not paid for
want of funds up to and including
those of August 4th, 1905. Inter
eet will be stopped oh same from
this date. ,
Corvallis, Or. Feb. . 27th, 1906.
W. A. Buchanan, -Treas.
Benton Co., Or.
Advance Spring Styles in ,
Shadow Silks, Toile de Soleil
Silk Gauze, Mohair Florentene ?'
di uuiu a i autjia,
Beetle Finish Dimitys
Dotted Swiss Mull
Embrodered Silk Organdie
Embroidered Mull, eyelet effects
Wool Finished Batiste
Shrunk India Head
Complete New Line White Goods
New Arrivals all the time
Vegetagelatine is the product of
an eminent physician's research
covering a period of five years.
The need of it was called to his at
tention at the time one of his pa
tients was slowly but surely dying
from acute gastritus, she could not
keep any food on her stomach un
til he prescribed a blanc mange
made according to the directions
given in each package. He was
very much gratified and pleased to
note the rapid and sure recovery of
one whom he thought sure would
die in spite of medical science.
The above goes to show the high
food value of this new sea food
1 handled by A. Hodes.
Dry Slab Wood.
At the Corvallis sawmill, delivered
anywhere in town at $1.25 per load, cash
on delivery. feb27-lm.
For Sale Spray Pump, manufac
tured by Field Force Pump. compa
ny all brass cylinder piston and
valves, mounted barrel on strong
one-horse cart, complete and ready
for work. This is a powerful and
convenient rig. Apply to George
Notice of Final Settlement.
Order Seeds Now.
Red Clover Aluke, Alfalfa, Rape
Spelt 7. and Artichokes. I can furnish
inoculated seeds and land plaster, that
will double the yield. See sample of
seed at WellsHer & Gray's store.
Wanted 80 ton Vetch seed " for May
shipment. . .
la. L. Brooks.
the Matter of the
Mary Elizabeth Mangaa, deceased)
Notic e is hereby given that the undersigned as
administratrix ot Bald estate of Mary Elizabeth
Mangas, deceased, has filed her final account as
such administratrix with the clerk of the coun
ty court ot the state of Oregon, for Benton coun
ty, and the said court has fixed Saturday, the
10th day of March, 1906, at the hour of two o'
clock in the afternoon ot said day as the time,
and the county court room .In the court house
in Corvallis, Oregon, as the place for hearing
any and all objections to me saia account ana
for settlement thereof.
. Sated thia February 9, 1906.
Administratrix of the estate of Mary Elizabeth
Mangas, deceased. .- .
A Favorite Remedy For Babies.
Its pleasant taste and prompt cures have
made Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a favor
ite with the mothers of small children. . It
quickly cures their coughs and colds and pre
vents any danger of pneumonia or other
serious consequences. It not only cures
crouD. but when given as soon as the croupy
cough appears will prevent the attack. For
sale by Graham & Wort ham, '
Notice to Taxpayers.
Notice to the tax-payers of Benton
County; I have prepared lists of the
amounts due from each tax-payer, show
ing the name of the parties assessed, and
the amount of taxes due from each, if
you pay all your taxas on or before the
15th. day of March, you will deduct 3
per cent from the amount as shown on
the list, it you wish to only pay half your
tax you must do so on or before the 2nd
day of April, otherwise you will have the
penalty and interest to pay. While the
law does not require me to accept checks
or money orders on taxes, yet I would
much prefer to have the ; tax-payers pay
their taxes by mailing to me a check or
money order, this is a protection to your
self as well as a help to me as I can
make up your receipts at a night return
thereby mail and not be rushed eo much
during the day. Said tax lists will
through the courtesy of the following
named gentlemen be found at their
Summit, at Titus Ranney's store.
Blodgett, at J. A- Wood's store.
Wren, at Richard Wilde's store.
Kings Valley,' at Marion Frantz store,
at Miller & Alcorn store, and Jacob
Soapcreek at the store of J. A. Carter.
Fairmount, at D, P. Mishlers residen
ce, at Henry Hector's residence, at T. B.
Williamsons residence, M. V. Leepers
and one at the residence of F. H. Hugh
Monroe, at A. Wilhelm & sons store,
and at Norwood &Co. store.
Alsea at W. H. Malone's store.
Willamette at Norwood & Co. store,
and at J. W. Jones store, at Inavale.
Bellfountain. store of Woodcock &
Taylor, and at store of N. Clem.
Philomath, store of Hill & Son, J. E.
Henkle, F. P. Clark, Scott & Pugsley,
and Moses Brothers.
M. P. Burnett,
Sheriff of Benton County, Oregon,
There are no better than the best
The flour that stands the test,
Pure quality, appearance grand,
So surely, White Crest brand.
Fancy Cakes, Etc.
So easily made with White Crest
the flour of excellence, so good
you always want more, order a
sack today, 105 cents per sack.
Hodes' Grocery, $gE
GU N HODES
Has just received the services of one of the finest
mechanics in the valley and from now on will be
prepared to do all kinds of repair work from a pad
lock to a threshing machine.
Guns, Sewing Machines, Locks a Specialty
" We have just received a complete line of 1906
Base Ball goods, also a fine line of up to date fish
ing tackle, fllash lights, batteries and sewing ma
chine extras always on hand.
The Gem Gigar Store
All Leading Brands of Key West and domestic Cigars. Whist and Pool room.
; Jack Milne, prop.
Done on Short Notice at