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CORVALLIS, OREGON, "
"Tuesday evening mar 27, J906.
'IF NOT. TOO LATE. ""
The statement that private par
ties ara securing control of Cascade
streams is of vast interest to all the
people of '"Oregon,", especially of
Western Oregon. The streams
that rush down the declivities and
canons of the Cascades ha vein them
the power with which to move ev
ery car wheel, every fictory, every,
eleclric light plant, and every other
industry now established or to be
established in the Willamette val
ley. Scarcely a spot on the face of the
earth is so favored for the uses of
electrical power. The narrowness
of the long ya'ley aod the prodig
iousness of the available electrical
forces makes a combination for
cheapest possible,, power that is
scarcely to be found elsewhere in
the United States. The' people of
thelocali'y have within their reach
if.it is not yet too la' e, a " means of
wealth beyond computation, if they
do not sit listlessly by and fiddle
while their Inheritance passes into
the hands of Eastern millionaires
already stuffed with the gains of
tbeir greed. .'. , " ' ' . ' "'J." '
If nothing more ought to have
been realized by the towns , of - the
"Willamette, each: of 'them should
have secured power enough frdm
these streams which - the Omnipo
tent provided for all the people and
not for a few capitalists, to 1 Supply
themselves with low-priced electric
light and power for local manu
factories.' If towns like Corvallis
Albany, and Lebanon, for instance,
had gone together and ' seCnred
water rights tor present or future
uses in this line, mighty good
would come to their people later in
the privileges the forethought
would have guaranteed. Indeed
it seems possible that, in some way,
some how, some time, the state of
Oregon might obtain ard hold a
reserve of these magnificent streams
and defend them from monopoliza
tion by a few millionaire'. Elec
tric lights for farm homes at prices
cheaper than coal oil liiht, machines
on the farm that, with' electricity
. for motive power, will begin to
move when a button is pressed,
brilliant lighting in the homes of
all the poor at a minimum cost,
all thefe and many other blessing
in view of the stupendous electrical
forces stored for us in our Cascade
streams, are within the easy grasp
of our people if we do not allow our
birthright to slip from our grasp. 5
.. .. THAT SILENCE.
TheRosebu'g News advises re
publicans not to listen to'what dem
ocratic papers say just now, be
cause, it says the advice might be
wrong. How then pre th3 people
to get information? Such papers as
the News are mum as sphinxes on
the merits or d merits of republic
an candidates, hoping of course to
usufruct in adv rtising from all of
them. Thus the News and its kind
in spite of his past are afraid to
speak the i ame of Bourne above a
whisper.tecause c f what they hope
to get out of his "bar'l."
Beside, what of the man ' who
thinks all but his kird of people
arelhrs? And since he thinks
others 1h when politics be involved
what will he do when he has the
If there ever was a time when all
papers, democratic or republican,
should discuss cand dtes and their
merits, it is prior to nominating
day. Silence now is the test friend
of men like . Bourne. Publicity is
the only hop of the r-ally meritor
ious man. Failure to speak 1 out,
and leaving all there is to be said
to what candidates say in their ad
vertisements, puts journalism' in a
shameful light, and office seeking
on a money basis.
Eugene, according to the latest
.figures, had 260 cases of typhoid
fever in the late epidemic. A n or
dinary typhoid case costs the pi
tient, besides unpriced. physical
suffering, anywhere from $100 to
' $300. If the avirae be $150, the
late epidemic cost Eugene approx
imately $40,000, to say nothing of
loss of business which, for weeks
according to all accounts, was stag
nated, .f the final figures ever be
made up they will ; probably show
that the scourge cost Eugene
more actual money than her new
water system will cost the city of
Corvallis. And these - figures will
not include the homan suffering,
bereavement and death, for : the
measurement of wh;ch there is no
standard of value.
lGovalJis 1ns always bean s tawn
of . sensation's. Eugene 1 Guard.
It has never had a typhoid fever
epidemic. ( ,
DRIVEN TO REFUGE.
two Young Girls ParsceST by Hood
lams Sunday Night Hach
. . i indignation'
There are a lot of indignant peo
ple about town. They have ample
cause for their ihdigna'ion. Ith
probable that a movement for
abolishment of a certain practice
prevalent here will be inaugurated.
The practice alluded to is the hab
it of boys and young men to con
gregate at the Op?ra House and at
the doors of churches, and to spend
the time in pranks on the outside
while entertainments or worship is
in progress inside. The thing has
been in vogue for years.' It is es
pecially manifest now whil9 the
evangelistic meetings are in prog
ress nightly at the Opera House
and the Methodist church. Sunday
night at least forty boys and young
men were congregated at the Meth
odist church corner. i At the same
time there was a large bunch at the
Opera House corner. The scuff
ling, joshing and jostling disturbed 1
the services at both plac&vand the
police was called to - disperse 1 the
noisy mobs. A number of college
boys were in the crowd ' and when
ordered to leave by "Chief - Xase.
they went away. ' Some of the oth
ers also disappeared, but others re
fused to do so, and two were ' ar
rested' -: - :' -
1 5... .' . T : -
. Qbajed 5uo yun$ Girls.
The main cause however, for the
indignatiou is the sequel of the facts
above related. Shortly after the
services were over, Chief Lane was
called np by telephone at his home.
Mrs. Hurd, wife of the ? pastor of
the United Evangelical church, was
the speaker. Two young girls were
at her house, asking for- protection
from two hoodlums who ; had 7 dog
ged their footsteps from the 5 time
they had left the church The
girls had taken refuge in the Hurd
home when the boys had been so
persistent in their1 unwelcome at
tentions that they were afraid to
proceed the rest of the way home
without protection. Both girls live
in the outskirts of town, one in
Job's addition and one north of
ton. Both are eminently res
pectable you'g women. When
Chief La - e ar'ived at the Hurds,
the young ruffians -of course, had
disappeared. The chief saw the
girls safely home end, has since
been engaged in a rigid inquiry as
to the identity of the two hood-
lums. Oaths, obscenity and every
variety of vile remark fell from
their lips as they dogged the foo
stepe of , the girls. It is their con
duct that hs aroused much public
. .uVarDity to parorpts.
Of course the dogging of the
footsteps was by two of the young
sters who congr-gated on the church
corners. Not all the boys who con
gregate there expect to chase girls
afttrward, but some of ths m do.
Some of them did it Sunday night.
The pursuit of th1? , girls was the
c nsequence of the gathering of
hoodlatns on the corner. When
th8 girls star'ed home, the hooi
lums followed. Perhaps ths boys
had the plan in mind all
the time they stood outside. Ex
cept for some mischief, they would
either have been inside the chu-ch;
or at home ia bed. The. very pres
ence of biys gathered on these
corners, and standing outside,
while other people go in, is a si gn
of mischief. The father or mother
who sees a sin there may hi ' very
sure that he is notour, on a eensl
s'ble or good errand. "
Identity of floodlumj pot ryrjoun
There are a lot of indignant peo-.
pie who want the practice stopped.
Chief Lane wants it" stopped, and
it is at his request that these facts
about the matter are printed.' It is
a sort of wafning to parents before
hand of trouble that is ahead for
their youngsters whp congregate
at places of entertainment and wor
ship and dog the fo jtsteps of de
cent girls afterward. There is be
lievtd to be plenty of law to cover
the case. If there is not, law will
be made to fit it, and that will mean
arre?ts and fines or jail sentences.
The whole business is nonsense, a
practice that ought to be stopped,
and people ought to back up the
pol:ce in their efforts to put au end
There is no clue to the identity
of the boys who dogged the young
girls. The pursuers kept their
hats pulled low: over their face9,
and when in the vicinity of street
lights kept in the shadow or drop
ped well in the rear, coming clos
er when no protecting street light
was near; . The case is so coward
ly and contemptible that - there is
no wonder many people are talking
of it and of a way to stop such doings.
THEY, TALK POLITICS.
In Town Saturday Many Statesmen
v on the Street s-r Some :
- r. .- - Gossip. - -
The local statesmen were nearly
all in town Saturday. Ed Bel
knap was on the streets early, and
did not leave until a fairly late
hour. So was Joe . Edwards, and
so was Virgil Carter.1 The first
wants the republican nomination
for senator, and the other two are
pitted against each other for the
republican nonr nation for represen
tative. Incidentally, Mr. Edwards
and Mr. Carter are the only two
now In the held, Mrion Hayden
of Alsea having retired. Edwards
and Carter were'eandidates against
each other for the same place two
years ago, and Carter carried away
the honor, trotting through to el
ection subsequently with no demo
cratic opponent in the field.
Ubat ai) old Cina Fpubllet Jaid.
Both are said to be skittish on
the subject of Statement Number
i- The story is freely toll on" the
streets th-t they started tothe court
house at one time Saturday ' to file
their announcements, 'and with "the
avowed purpose of ignoring " State
ment Number 1 ; that friends heard
of their intentions and expostulated
with the result that both took the
matter under consideration and de
ferred the journey to the court
house for the present Whether
either or both will sign the state
ment remains to bs seen. There
is no question about the truth; of
the story. Two men who advised
with them when they 'were' about
to start for the court house, told a
Times writer of the episode - " ! ' '
A good old line republican who
stood on "the street at !: the time,
heard of the incident.' : '- 'Well,
they hid: better ' sign." he said.
The tone of his voice left no doubt
of his sincerity.- "They had better
sign if they hope for ' election. I
have voted the republican ticket for
a long time but I wonl vote for any
manfor state senator or for repre
sentative who doe ;n't sign it: I
have two ' republican " neighbors
who look at the question' just as I
do, and we have concluded among
ourselves that we wont support any
man who juggles with Statement
Number 1. We all know what the
United -States senate is. We have
waited for a long time for a chance
to have a direct vote for sen 'tor.
The priruary law gives us the
chance to tay whih nun shall be
elected by the legislature and we
want to do it. By the new plan
a poor man stands a chance to be
elected senator; he never had that
chance before un'ess he had, a rich
corporation back of him. promot
ing his election with the under
standing that it should rule him in
the senate. We want now to send
men who will know that they have
the people to answer to instead of
corporations. Statement Number
i opens the way, and it is my hon
est opinion that any man who jog
gles in the least with it can not be
elected in Benton county. All we
want is a square deal. That much
we have a right to, and we are all
fools if we don t insist on getting
it " "- .
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piqrpt Over State Joator.
A. J. Johnson was not among the
candidates in town Saturday. He
has been in the state of Washing
too for several days, examining
banks. The race between him and
Ed Belknap for senator attracts
more a'tention than all the other
offices combined iust cow. For
years past the battle over the sena
torial nomination in" Benton has
been a. vigorous one. Usually, it
is a pretty heated one. "It always
leaves scars in th party. The in
fluence back of the fight always, is
the United States senatorship. The
questin of what man is to be voted
for for senator, more than anything
else, is the influence that causes
these fights and gives them their
bittcness. Possibly that consider
ation does not cut so large a figure
in the present instance as in some
past fights, . n venheless, it is more,
or less a feature. For this very
reason a republican renders his par
ty locally a service when he insists
that Statement Number 1 be signed,
Ubat 5i$nio) Uovld flear. -
The moment that adherence. to
Statement Number 1 is in vogue in
the county, that moment thero i ;
removed the influence that make:;
bitter fights over the seustorship.
After that, the only influence in
volved in the senntorship will ;be
prudent and useful 1 legislation at
Salem for forty days out of two
years, and men wont scramble for
the position and induce their friends
to take sides hi thee constantly
How the fight progresses between
Johnson and Belknap is not known.
Each side claims the other is skin
ned. Both lay however, that the
primary law shrouds the result in
a mighty halo of -uncertainty , Both
are preparing to get out as large a
vote as possible. . The fear of all
sides is that the primaries will be
butslimly attended. Th's . how
ever, is not certain, for there - will
bs a measure of curiosity; in the
proceeding' that will cause a good
many to attend who would other
wise stay at home: - The desire'to
see how this new' " fangled method
works "anyway, will unquestionably
draw a good many to the polls. The
nominating election day is April
MURDER WILL OUT.
Benton County Circuit Court
For murder in the first degree R.
J. Moses of the firm of Moses Bros,
will hang April 5th 1966 for mur
dering prices on everything in the
store. ' For dASH oniy is the ver
dict. Will hang up large list cards
in store stating what will be inclnd
ed in the murdering price sale."
There will be good bargains in ev
ery line handled by us. It will pay
every one in and about Corvallis to
save on what they buy at our three
days' sale. Don't forget the date,
April 5, 6, 7, 1906. - Regular cus
tomers can have . all orders, filled
and delivered as usual. No appeal
from this verdict to a higher court;
A RARE PRIVILEGE.
Introducing Frederick Warde ; to
a Corvallis audience is not like pre
senting a new actor for many peo-?
pie he e have a 'ready seen him on
the stage. For several years Mr."
Warde was associated,, with Louis
James a nd periodically . visited the
Pacific Coast including Portland
among the cities where they ap
peared. This combination has al
ways, been regarded . as the strong?
est one visiting Oregon's metrop
olis, and those who have seen
Warde in "Richard III" "Othello'
and "Midsummer Night's Dream"
have recollections of an actor of
exceptional talent and superior
Mr. Warde has been playing
Shakespearian roles for thirty nine
years, his nrst part being in "Mac
beth." Lat?r he supported Edwin
Booth and John McCullough, both
at the top of their profession at
that time. .
That Mr. Warde isanac'orof th
first rank th re can be no doubtu In
his recitals of Shakespearian dramas
he is the sann finished artist that
he is when heading his compauy
supported by Mr. James and Kath
A resident of Corvallis in speak
ing of Mr. Warde last week, said
that wh'le h was attending school
in the East Mr. Ward addressed
the students and that he can't re
call no incident , of his life that
caused a more lasting or more fav
orable impression than Mr. Warde' s
talk on Shakespeare and his plays.
" Bs it remembered that residents
of this city will have th9 rare priv
ilege of hearing Mr. Waide here
Friday evening, April I3'h.
Hay for Sale.
Good cheat. .
Inquire of M. M.' Long,
"For County Recorder.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the democratic nom
ination for the office of county; re
corder; subject to . the decision of
the voters, at the primaries April
Harley ,L. Ham,.
5 Ceuts Per Setting
For egge. Beet brown Lghorne.
J. B. Irvine, jCorvallie.
S. E- 1-4 Section 23, Kings Val
ley at .$2.50 per acre.
L.- B. Lyons, -Craftonville,
Defiance Seed Wheat extra good.
Seventy five ceDts per bushel. "
Address Fl M. Sharp, ! :
Corvallis, R. F. D. i.
Seed is at the farm, known as the
Scholl place, at Granger. "
CHO ! ,K 51 A IX FANTCM. '
CluUI Not Utpccted. to Live from One
Hour fo Another," but Cured by
Chiinter!am's . Coiie, Cholera and
iiarrhoea Kemedjr. -
Ruth, the little !augter of E. N; Dewey
of , Agnewvilie, "Va., was seriously ill of
cholera infantum last summer. "We gave
lier up and did not expect her to live from
one hour to another," lie says.- "I happened
(o think of Chamterlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea P.emedy and got a bottle of it
from the store. In five hours I saw a change
for the better." We' kept on giving it and
before elie had taken the half of one small
bottle she was wcl 1." This renledy is for sale
by Graham & Wortham.
There are no better than the best
The flour that stands the test,
Pure quality, appearance grand,
So surely. White Crest brand. ..t
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.
The Gem Cigar Store
T All Leading Brands of Key West and
Jack. Milne, prop.
Corvallis & Eastern
TIME CARD 31
No a for Yaquina
leaves Albany 12:45 p. m.
Leaves Corvallis. .-. 1:45 P- ni
Arrives Yaquina 6:oop.m
No 1 Returning
Leaves Yaquina ...... r 6 .45 a. m
Leaves Corvallis , . . . .11:30 a. m
Arrives Alb&ny 12:15 p. m
No 3 for Albany-Detroit
Leaves Albany for Detroit. . 7:30 a, m
Arrive Detroit 12:30 p. m
No 4 from Detroit
Leaves Detroit 1:00 p. m
Arrive Albany 6;oo p. m
No 5 for Albany
. Leaves Corvallis .6:30 a. m
Arrive Albany 7 :io a. m
No 8 for Corvallis
Leaves Albany 7:55 a. m
Arrives Corvallis S :3a a. m
No 7 for A lbany
Leaves Corvallis 6:00 p. m
Arrive Albany 6:40 p. m
No 6 for Corvallis
Leaves Albany 7:35 p. m
Arrives Corvallis 8:15 p. m
No 9 for Albany
Leaves Cc rvallis . . . . . . . 12:40 p. m
Arrives Albany .... .;' . . 1:25 p. m
No 10 for Corvallis
Leaves Albany. . . .'r;t- , 2:30 p. m
Arrive Corvallis 3:10 p. m
No n for Albany, Sunday only
, Leave Corvallis 11:30 a. m
' Arrive Albany 12:15 a. m
No ia for Corvallis, Sunday only
Leaves Albany. . . 12:45 p. m
Arrives Corvallis . .' 1 :32 p. m
Train i arrives in Albany in time to
connect with S. P. south bouud ttain.
Train 2 connects with S. P. trains at
Corvallis and Albany, giving direct ser
vice to Newport and adjacent beaches.
Train 3 leaves Albany for Detroit at
7:30 a. m. arriving in ample time to rea
the Breitenbush hot springs the same day
Train 4 between Albany and Detroit
connects with Eugene local at Albany
aiso witn local lor uorvaiiis.
Train 5 leaves Corvallis at 6:30 a. m.
arrives at Albany 7;io in time to catch
Eugene local for Portland and train to
Train 8 leaves Albany for Corvallis. at
8:00 a, m. after arrival of northbound
Eugene local. , . .
Train 7 leaves Corvallis at 5:00 p. m.
arrives in Albany in time to connect with
local for Eugene and way points.
- - '-'a-. ,
Train 6 leaves Albany for Corvallis at
7:35 p. in. after an-i-al of S. P. lecal from
Portland. . ;
For farther information apply to
J. C. MAYO, Gen Pass Agt
T. Cockrell, agt Albany,
H. H. Cronise, agt Corvallis.
If you expect to buy an incubat
or, call at Blackledge's.
" For Sale. .
Vetch and Cheat and Clover hay.
White seed oats.
Also one fine M. B. torn.
T. A. Logsden.
Ind. phone 55, Mt. View line.
Common Colds are th 3 Cause of Many
' Serious Diseases.
. Physicians who have gained a national
reputation as analysts of the cause of varioti:
diseases, claim that if catching cold could b
avoided a long list of dangerons aiiruens
would never be heard of. Everyone know
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 has thirty years of reputation back
of it, gained by its cures under every condi
tion.' For sale by Graham & Wortham.
Domestic Cigars. Whist and Pool room.
A "Rain or Shine" Hat
made in all the season's la
test shapes and colors in both
berby and soft styles
Rendere d rain proof by the
celebrated Priestley Craven
Rrin will not spot or streak
or lade it Three grades, $3,
$3 50 and $4.
Woven to Order
From old ingrain or brussels
carpets or chenille curtains, any
shape, from 12 inches to 11 feet
wide and long as wanted. First
class workmanship and prompt
' I Pay The Freight.
Write today for particulars.
A. L. FERR1NGTON,
318 E. 1st St., Albany, Oregon.
Sawmill f cr Sale.
I will sell my mill property located
4 1-2 miles southwest of Philomath, Or
egon, consisting of 160 acres all good
second and old growth fir, excepting 12
acies which are under cultivation. House
barn, mill, and outbuildiugs all new.
Mill was put in two years ago, 35 horse,
water and steam power combined, 44
and 50 in. saws, edger. plainer, saw-dust
and slab conveyers, large water tank
and tower, all complete and in perfect
running order, capacity 10,000 feet per
day, worth $3,000, will take $1,500 if
taken soon. Call on or address
tf. 309, Second St., Portland, Or.