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FRIDAY EVENING, JAN. 25, 1907
HOW IT WAS DONE.
As Seen by a Times Writer The Sen
atoiia1 Election Under the New
crVwd is small and ;, proceedings
unusually , insignificant at Salem.
Rarer sessions of the body, one
saysirery foar years instead of
everjrtwo. is an innovation that
Oregon will sometime most probab
ly adopt. The state wouldn' t suf
fer a whit in inconvenience or
otherwise if such were the rule
MRS. MARGARET RADER.
PASSING OF DR. THOMPSON.
Bnvied at Aliany This Afternoon-
Many a contest in a college liter
ary society over the election of its
president has been more exciting
than the episode of the late senator
ial elections in Salem. In the same
assembly chamber that hasresound:
ed to oratory for the main part of
40 days in former senatorial dead
locks, and in which ambitions
have been blighted, hopes blasted,
political prospects lained and
dreams crushed, a tame ceremony
of declaring Mr. Bourne and Mr.
Mulkey United : States senators
: transpired Wednesday. Beside an
old. fashioned spelling school,;; the
proceeding ; was dull. It wasn't
half as interesting as many a trial
in a justice court.
; . The senators, who by the way
are a fine appearing - lot of, men,
filed into the assembly hall and
President Haines took the gavel.
HeTead.the law. governing elect
ions of United States senator The
clerk of that body read 1 the . pro
ceedings of the senate of the- day
. before relative to the ballot for sen-
vator. Thecleik of the bouse did
: tne same. Tne president m turn
: declared the newly, elect .United
States senators in Congress from
Oreeon. and the eavel , fell t. with a
dull thud. A member mpved rthat !
-:a committee j of . two senators and
! three representatives . go out in the
corridors and see ii any senator
: was in waiting. .They found Sen
ator Mulkey and brought him in.
He made a short speech that , be
cause it was short , and, ior. other
- reasons was appropriate,,; and.- the;
members applauded. ? . ; Z' "
Salem had been used to. different
kinds of scenes.! The people in the
' lobby had. r His friends had begged
there patiently and entreatingly for
votes xot senator uoipn, votes mat
" never came.-- . They had: pleaded
till the last minute in the last hour
of the session and only to i see G.
' W." McBride in a well planned and
magnificently executed melodrama
gather in the plum and sail off for
Washington. They had seen the
Vir1H i-ir, cccirm anA haA Sppn Tnf
"Simon slip away ,with . the plum
that was intended 1 for Mr- Corbett.
They saw Mr; ! Mitchell on that
same floor deliver, a most eloquent
address in ... tones - if not ' tears of
gratitude and thankfulness when,
after 40 long days the 46th man in
.. . . . , . , t
tne last minute nau come over.rrom
the opposition and elected - him;
There the last triumphant candi
' date of the lot, ; Charles Fulton had
" been handed his toga through the
' aid of Brownell : and in tones of
thankfulness, in the wee . small
hours of the morning;" after a ter-
lit iWc nnlirlrnl strinrtrle to the men
" who had elected him by shifting
from other candidates.; . ..
. But all these scenes , are wither
'ing memories now to, those used to
r the dramatic and sensational sen-'-'
atonal deadlock and its soectacular
' "finish. . There will be no more of
them: -A revolutionary and insur-
gent minority can ;no, more holdup
a session and force the election of
another than the majority J scandir
date. ; No more tan, a caucus name
' a senator and thrust a political
stilletto into his back tbenext day
as tney aid witn tne late senator
Dolph. Statement No. r did its
work this week and all those who
r have looked at it say the plan is
good. Mr. Bryan said it was ev
ery time he had a chance to do so
in his speeches in Salem Wednes-
day evening and Thursday. Ev
erybody also said so. Many think
it 1 unfortunate that Jonathan
' Bourne was the first to land, but
. they say it is better Bourne than s
, debauched legislative session, a dis-
rupted legislature, corrupted mem
bers, a predatory lobby, mobinsur-
eencv. and the discordant and dev i
- ilish evils en train. .. .Better Bourne
they say and the triumph of the!
the legislative plan,, because they
say, as senator, Mr. Bourne may
retorm and because of, his high po
sition play frank ; and , fair .S in " the
holding onto' what he has. " .
Anyway, senatorialy , speaking,
. ' the legislature is as good as defunct.
It is a ; decadent body : alL round.
: Its sovereignty has flitted There
' jis a way o get good laws without
: - its agency. There is a way to get
laws without it' that couldn't ..be
had with it,, and that is a powerful
reason for its diminisament of im
portance. Nobody '. cares very
much about it, and only few come
to look ion it atiits deliberations.
There is 4. realization that anything
it does can be upset by the prole-
tariat if it wants to do it and that
. it is likely to do it too, and so the
Di:J Wednesday Long L:fe of We"
Favorite Corvallis Glergyman.
All Benton county feels keenly
the passing cf Dr. Thompson who
for fov-teen years ending in 1901
was pastor of the First Presbyter
ian church Jn this city. " " He died
at Albany early Wednesday morn
ingr and tomorrow afternoon at two
o'clcckwill be buried there with Ma
sonic honors. His illness was of
a week's duration, and ' from the
first was severe. ' It was a contin
uation of ill health that began some
time ago, and which resulted a few
months ago in his relinquishment
of his pastorate at- Independence,
after a five years' service there.
Few clergymen' ever attained so
wide popularity,- and to none came
more calls for attendance at funer
als and weddings, where his con
duct of ceremonials was always of
ch aracter to heighten the cheer of
the One and mellow- the sorrow of
the other. He is said to have of
ficiated at no less than 1, 293 wed
dings during his ministerial career.
The wedding at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. M. Mi Davis in this city
a few weeks ago was the 1,284th.
Dr. Thompson was born in Mid
dlebury, Vt., October ;-7, 1834,
hence was 73 years old at -the time
of his death. He was educated in
New England and in the normal
school at Albany, N. Y. He began
lite as a teacher and tor almost 20
years was head instructor in Aathe
matics and astronomy in -the Un
iversity ot Minnesota. He was
chosen superintendent of Schools of
Hennepin County, Minn.,! a number
of times.'- ' 1 "
In 1881 DrV Thompson entered
the ministry and began his work at
Casselton, N. D. - In 1884 he came
to the Pacific Coast ; and became
pastor of the Presbyterian Church
at Salem. He resided in the ,J capi
tal city two years ana tnen came
here to accept the presidency of
Albany College. This position he
held two years, going to Corvallis,
where he was pastor of the Presby ¬
terian Church until 1 901.
For the past five years he had
been pastor of the - Independence
Presbyterian Church, giving up re
gular work a few months ago be
cause of ill health. Since then he
had resided in Albany, preaching
occasionally at Turner, Marion and
Pleasant Grove. 1 ' -
' Dr. lnompson was' married' in
18.57 to Miss Ella Armstrong, now
deceased. Of the eight 1 children
which were born to them, five are
now living:; Mrs. William Fort-miller,-'
Albany ; George Thompson ,
of Boston, Mass. ; Mrs. Elmer Sam
uels, of Raymond, Wis.; Mrs; Ches
ter Roake, of Chico, Cal., and An
son W. Thompson, of Los Angeles
Cal. - ... , ', ..
Dr. Thompson was a Mason of
high rank arid a member of lthe
Knights of Pythias.
Mrs, Margaret Rader, a resident
of this vicinity for more than 30
years,. died at the family home in
Corvallis. Wednesday, January 23,
1907. Funeral service was held at
Good Samaritan church this after
noon at 2 o'clock. Rev, Hammond
Oregon City, conducting the cere
mony. Burial "occurred at Crystal
Lake cemetery in thepresence of a
large number cf friends and rela
tives. The maiden name of the deceas
ed was Margaret Leathum. She
was born at Carafargus, Ireland.
near what is known as. "The
White Abbey," March 17, 1829,
She came to America in 1852, havr
ing taken passage on a sailing yes-
sel, "Isaac-Webb.". -Adam Rader
who afterward became, the husband
of Miss Leathum, was also a pas
senger on that vessel, the former,
however, hailing from - Germany.
This was their first meeting and
the attachment , formed on this trip
across the ocean terminated in their
marital union a few years later at
Allegheny, Penn. At that ' city
Mr. and Mrs. Rader formed the
acquaintance of William Crees,
who, however, preceded the form
er to Oregon, but - the friendship
was renewed when they met here
some years later. 1 s -, ' : ; ; : ,
Mrs. Rader came alone to Oregon
in 1875, and being delighted with
the country, sent 1 for the - entire
family of four children and hus
band. They arrived in September,
and in the t December following
they purchased the farm across the
river and have ever :- since retained
it; : r , . -M,
Mrs. Rader was a very indus
trious woman and, during thirty
years managed the garden land on
the' farm with rare . judgment and
financial success. . But the time: at
last came when the s clouded eye
sight was a severe handicap 1 to her
work, and.when the palsied hand
was compelled to surrender the hoe
to) younger members of the . family,
Last April Mr. and Mrs. . Rader
moved to Corvallis in; 'order that
the latter's requirements might be
the better' provided. For. ) months
she had been helpless. ; She suffer
ed much in spite of diligent atten
tion, and death came as a welcome
visitant, v -:
Mrs. Rader was a devout mem
ber of the . Episcopal church, and
her charming qualities as wife,
mother, friend and neighbor are
known to all. A husband and three
children survive her. She, her
self, was the last of fourteen chil'
mm -1 ynu THatrlea imM.
"I have a question to ask," an
nounced the literacy man. ?'You know
Tenoy son's line:
"The charm of married brows. - ,
"Well, did he mean by that the
crowning charm of married women, or
did he refer to the charm of eyebrows
that meet In the middle? In the
I 'Arabian Nights' there are many pas
sages In which such eyebrows are
spoken of as a great charm, Indeed, but
in the west our beauty doctors give
explicit directions to prevent such
growths."" What "did Tennyson mean,
anyhow?" Philadelphia Press.
Be of It.
Teacher Willie, give me a sentence
In which the term hook and eye is used.
Willie Me an' pa went . flshln'. Pa
told me f bait me hook an' I did.
Fooling Hla Stomach. " "
Landlady "Sou did not wear glasse
when vou first came here. Why do
you wear them now? Boarder-" I want
to make the food look as large as pos
sible! : ':
! cirri I x
"Rush the season f cried the man to
the waiter, desiring the salt and paper
in a hurry. Philadelphia Bulletin., ; 7
Wood Wanted. ,
Notice is hereby given that the County
Court of Benton County, Oregon, will
receive sealed bids for furnishing wood
to Benton County, for the year 19O7 as
35 cords straight merchantable grub
oak wood not less than three inches in
diameter at the email end. -
10 cords, sound, old growth, body split
50 cords second growth, body split fir,
all to be four feet in length. .. .r .
Said wood, to be delivered at the coun
ty court house in Corvallis, Oregon, bet
ween May 15th and August 15th, and
when so delivered and accepted: to be
paid for in county warrants.
All bids must be filed in the office of
the County j Clerk of Benton County,
(Jregon, on or before Wednesday, .Febru
ary 6th, rorf, 'at the hour of 1 o'clock
P. M. The Court reserves the right to
reiect any and all bins.
Dated this r4th day or January, 1907.
T. T. Vincent
Watches, Clocks Jewelry repair
ing promptly and correctly done
at Pratts The Jeweler & Optician.
AFTER; THIRTY YEARS.
Watch this space for Bargins in
REAL. ESTATE ' ;;
. . 80 acres 25 in cult, balance timber and pasture, new house, fair barn,
; tame fruit. ; 3 1-2 miles from town: This is a bargain at $1,500, terms
.1 -2 cash balance on time to suit at 6 per cent ...
17 acres, 8 acres in cult, fair house, good barn, fine fruit, well watered,
some timber and pasture, i A fine little home and a bargain at $ 1 ,300. ;
Terms, to suit 2 1-2 miles from town, near school.
5 acres, well improved,' good house and bam, fine fruit,good water'.:
One mile from town. Price $1300.
AMBLER 6c WATTERS
25 per cent off on all Chri
stmas goods. Watch and
wait for Klines great annual
Clearance Sale the t i m e
when everybody can save
money at the Peoples Store.
4 "F'ivcxkq. Tlii
'Till further notice ALL glasses fitted by PRATT The
the Optician will be ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED for
ONE YEAR against BREAKAGE of ANY KIND.
Came 'Back to.' Town But Found
' ;. Ovihf a Few That be Ever Knew. v
' ! : V--'rr; ii.ui :-K
For the : first time in 2 years
P. E- Xinn,' a graduate of the in
stitution has been ? on . a visit -to
OAC. ; , He graduated, in; 1875 and
the only other member -of his class
was R. A. Fuller, i The late John
Bryson crad uated the : year ; before
and Mrs. Harding the year after;
James Flett was then a student and
so was Dr. E. H. Taylor. ', : :'t .
Mr. Linn has been here for two
weeks, taking the 'Short ; Course!
He is amazed at the , size of the in
stitution, and delighted with 1 the
Short Course. . VI wonder that
more people do; not . take it,"! j he
said this morning, speaking of the
Short Course. . . ,' Any. one of, half
a dozen lectures I heard was worth
more than my expenses during the
two weeks I. have . been in, attend
ance Tf the farmers .of the r coun
try knew what they can . get here,
they, would come by the hundreds.
.1 Mr. Xinn during his two weeks'
stay only found l half a ; dbzentpeo
ple here that he knew. in. the; s old
times. : He lives at '- Estacada 1 and
came here to get pointers that will
be of ase to him in the management
of an apple orchard that he is . ga
ing to plant. -
' This salve is intended especially' for sore
nipples, burns, frost bites, chapped hands,
-itching-piles, chronic- sore- eyes, granulated
eye lids, old chronic sores and for diseases 01
the skin, -such as, tetter, salt rheum, ring
worm, scald head," herpes," barber's itch,
scabies, or itch and eczema. It has met
with unparalleled success in the treatment
of these diseases. - Price 25 cents per box.
Try it. For sale by Graham & Worthanv
ii rs'i Vfi tifi It-':. 1.,: p .
Mai Prizes V Mo Ooupons
Never Sold in Bulk.
1, 2, ;2y2 and 5
Pound' Tins Only
A. Foiger & Co.
, t ' 7-". ',; 1
' " San Francisco
Philomath - - - Oregon.
- r v y. , .
Always up to date and one of the best and neatest arranged stores
i- -; T r ' 1 . 1 i- 1 ' .. 1 . 1
m t3enton bounty, wr pnees are ngnt. mgnest maJKet prices paid
or country produce. We have our own special quick delivery wagon
or the city. Send in your orders.
R. J. MOSES & SON
, No Prizes go with our ' TH ,' T'
Chase & Santiorn Higti Grade
1 In fact nothing eoep 'with bur coflfee but cream, sugar and
1. ::! t"Ll---.v.fl5-.
'X' .,3ya '
R. J. MOSES.
L. J. MOSES.
Brass Trimmed Iron Beds!
Half, car load just received. Largest line, Finest styles,
best goods for the money ever sold in Corvallis. All we ask
is ah opportunity to show you these goods, to convince you of
the truth of this statement. :
Our Wall Paper is going like "hot cakes." Hurry up be
fore the bargains are gone. This Half Price Sale closes Sat
urday evening February 2nd.
; We have some remnants of carpet and matting that we of
fer for ONE WEEK only; commencing Monday January 28th
at 25 percent reduction. Come early and get the best selections.
Hollenberg & Gady.