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Vol. XX -No. 2
CORVAIiLIS, OREGOX. ID AY EVENING, MARCH 1. 1907.
B, T. IBTIKB Edl at
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Our Store will offer a whole
lot of articles
DURING FEBRUARY
At a price that will make
them move.
MANY VETOES
TWELVE MEASURES MEET
THEIR DEATH UNDER ;
HIS AXE.
Johnson Road Law Killed Port
Food and Voting Machine Bills -Knocked
Oot Other News.
A big lot of odds and ends remnants at bargain prices
Overcoats ,or men and beys at cost
Ladies jackets at one ;half price.
We are receiving by every freight some new goods
and will be prepared for the early buyers this month".
Don't forget thai we handle Sewing Machines, Carpets,
Rugs, Lineolums, Etc.
Call and See
Cdrvallis,
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The Famous Packard shoe
The JoKn B. Stetson hat sold by
A. K. RUSS
Dealer in Hats, Caps, Boots,
Shoes, Ready-made Clothing, Etc.
Corvallis only exclusive mens furnishing store. :
Rejoice
in our store because , they
know that here they, are
always sure to get goods
of undeniable "fine a y
and lowest prices.
OUR STOCK ; includes all the requisites of every game and
sport. We can fit you out with all the latest things whether yob
want to row, play base ball, tennis, fish, hunt or go bicycling.
1 We also sell Olds Gas Engines, Oliver Typewriters, Victor
Talking Machines and Sewing Machines.:
M. M. LONG'S
Ind. Phone 126. Corvallis, Oregon.
BENTON COUNTY
FAIR.
on
us
come: in once:
And you will sure come again after seeing our Fine New
Line of Base Ball Goods Just in
Base Ball
Bats
Masks
Mitts "5
Gloves
Etcs
Tennis Sets
Balls v -Boxing
Gloves
Striking Gloves
Indian Clubs
Etc.
Salem Feb. 26. Governor Cham
berlain wielded the veto axe again
today with an abandon that may
well cauee friende of all bills left to
f grow anxious, for there is no tell
ing where the governor will stop. ; "
In all, twelve bills were vetot d
today. As before predicted, the
Johnson road law bill, that carries
an antiroDriation of upwards of
$400,000 met its fate. ' In his veto
message filed against this measure,
the governor expresses the opinion
that the present law provides a
means for raising revenue to. build
roads and eo large an appropriaticn
should not be made to undertake
an untried experiment. t'-s
S. B. 188, another of Senator
Johneon's measures, was'nullified
bv the Governors veto. Ihis is
known as the pure food law and
numorted to reaulate the sale of
concentrated stock food. The gov-
ernor thought he saw in the meas
ure discrimination in favor of cer
tain foods and against others.
Foni bills appropriating about
$1200 each for district ugricultural
societies went down in the onslaught
of the governor on the legislature's
work today. For the purpose of
holding district faire, money wea
appropriated for the First Oregon
District Agricultural Society, and
thsre aseated .ttie.igeve.oiiijp'
gon District Agricultural society.
he expense necessary forthemain-
tsnapce of these, ' tha governor
thicks, should cot be saddled on to
the general taxDayer..
S. B. i98, Ba; c 's voticg tnach ne
bill, was also knocked into acocked
hat. It provides that no machine
costing ovtr $500 shall be consider
ed. In his veto message On this
bill, the governor eays: , -
"I am forced to the conclusion
that there are macnines teat migDt all
cost more than $500 which could
not be considered because of that
limitation, : even if one of them
might do the work of two . at the
lower price. It smacks of an effort
to legislate in tbe interest of one or
more establishments with low-priced
machines, and I cannot give it my
assent The officers named in the
bill are just as competent to decide
as to the price as they are to decide
as to the quality, and however
meritorious the bill may be it ought
to be defeated unless it vests the
authority with absolute freedom to
do what is best for the state after
models fcave befn submitted and
the bids of all considered."-
H. B. 293, by Beals, created the
office of cheese, ' dairy and cheese
inspector. This was vetoed because
the governor holds the duties im
posed by it should be performed by
the present dairy and food commis
sioner. Kay's bill, S. B. No.-159, which
provides for the garnishment of
wages of state employes was dis
annraved fcr two reasons. First.
twonao (Ik, koo nnf ..nnoon -lXite letters.' I
wUw.u.w..u v. o questions when I
tu.,uci;uLUf a. ueieuuuuir iu bumuub
against its employes, arid therefore
the bill would te inoperative; and
second, the governor saysthe bill is
not in: line with a sound public pol
icy. ' He says a business man ought
to know tbe credit and standing of
those to. whom he extends credit
without harassing the employes of
the state with the matter. ;
. H. B. No. 40, by Northop, amend
ing the code relating to the redemp
tion of property, was vetoed because
there were two: bills bearing on the
'same subject. . .. ' ;
. H. B. zd by Jackson,, providing
a closed season for salmon on the
Umpqua,' was vetoed for the reason
that it was covered, by the present J
statute.. -
S. B. 77, by HodEon, amendato
ry relating to the sale of water un?
der the Carey Act; was vetoed on
the ground of complications that
were feared from its enactment
flext session or preferably the
pie themselves..
The. opinion has been general,
the governor states, for , a number
pf years that the state .' printer be
placed on a flat salary with his du
ties prescribed byjaw. The legis
lature instead of carrying out, the
demands of the people, has under
taken to shirk its duty by enacting
the law providing for the election
of the state printer in 1910 at a sal
ary of $4,ooo. . ;
The bill was crude and was evi
dently drawn in baste and was in
tended as a makeshift to avoid , the
responsibility of a law which would
place the present printer on a flat
talary, as . tha legislature would
have a right to do under the con
stitutional amendment adopted at
the last election. , t
The governor asks why this leg
islature should anticipate the action
of the session to yearB hence.
'That body,' he says, 'may have more
hesitation than the present one in
carrying out the reforms the peo
ple have demanded. . It may not
hesitate to apply tbe knife where
this one has halted."
; He concludes: "Preferrlcg to
truet the next legislature, or the
people tnemselves, ratner tnan a
legislature the majority of whom
have shown a disposition to shift
their responsibility. I return the
bill with my veto."
ON HIS WAY
8.
A. D, PUTER IS BEING TAK
EN TO WASHINGTON, D.
C, A WITNESS VERSUS
HERMANN.
the American Tom Thumb, causing
an even greater sensation than lhab
midget had caused. Afterward
Garneey traveled all over, Europe,
bis, perfectly formed' figure being
examined by doctors everywhere.
After giving up exhibiting himself
in public be commenced farming,
enjoying, splendid .health, until .a
abort time ..before his death. He
smoked nearly all his life. He was
just three feet in height.
Lewlston, Idaho, Feb. 27. With
a roar that could be heard for miles
and which startled people out of
tb6ir sleep, an oil-acre neld ot pas
ture land sank 1 so feet below the
surface of the ground three miles
from the mouth of the Grande
Ronde river last Thursday . night.
Parties arriving from the scene,
which is 2l miles above Lewitton,
ata tlje, ground is still settlings - --
In th6 vicinity of tha fault, tbe
country is on a peculiar geograph
ical formation, being banked on the
Snake river siae by a strata of ba
salt, while the other side is com
posed of limestone. The theory is
thafa' subterranean cavern exists
beneath and the unusually wet
weather has caused slipping. The
sides left by the sick are almost
perpendicular.
SCHOOL
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Salem, Feb. 26. In vetoing the
bill placing the state, printer. apod
a flat salary after I9IO, the gover
nor severely scores tbe legislature.
The governor comes out in plain
terms and says the majority of leg
islators ehirked their responsibility
and that he would rather trust the
To Be Held August 29, 30, 31, 1907, at
Corvallis, Oregon. $1600.00 to
Be Given Away for Benefit
. " of Fair..
Continued from last week :
The free seeds - furnished by Mr.
Butzer will be divided among the dis
tricts on a per capita basis as by cen
sus report. All pupils desiring to pur
chase seeds from Mr. Butzer at 2c
per package must have their applica
tion in my office by the last day of Feb
ruary, 1907.' On failing to do' this,
win De unaer .no obligation to secure
them for said parties. The amount of
each order must accompany the apli
cation, stamps not-accepted.
Pupils in all contests must do all
work themselves, except first plowing
and harrowing in . agriculture. . The
girls may ask mothers for information
in sewing and;cooking and butter mak
ing,, but must do work themselves.
We urge parents to put this pamph
let where you can find it when wanted.
Only a limited number-will be print
ed and distributed." You will only be
entitled to one copy. We notify all
pupils to write ho letters. All neces
sary information to be known is in
pamphlet. - We., will not have time to j shire.,:
will gladly answer
visit your school.
H. W. Kaupisch, Manager Corvallis
Creamery Company, will give away, on
evening of first night, $40 worth of
ice cream, enough to feed 1500 per
sons. It will be served after speaking
in the court house square.
The Willamette valley Electric
Light Company will light the grounds
and square around the court house
free. . ; .
City Transfer Company does all
draying -free, and Corvallis Ice Fac
tory supplies all ice and drinking foun
tains. Benton County Review gives
$10 in printing and subscription, and
the Benton County Republican will
print the diplomas of award.
Gov,' Geo. E. Chamberlain, TJ. S.
Senator ; Fulton an3 Supt, Ackerman
will furnish oratory.
we owe. a debt of gratitude to the
Finance Committee. S. Li. Kline. J.
It; Smith,' Peter- Callahan. A. B. Cord-
ley and' A. K. Russ lor their cordial
assistance. Through them the finan
ces and" premiums--were secured. Our
business; . men -and, , private citizens
who put. up these premiums and the
necessary cash should ever be kept in
wind. They, deserve our liberal and
hearty support and patronage, ; : n
. Now is. the time to .begin to get: to
work, , Look over tils' pamphlet, begin
rto.plan. for theblggest-time ever had
in jsenton county.: a UttJe worK, per
severance and'"sare will reward you
with" an excellent prize. v
Very truly,
t GEO." W. DENMAN, -'
' ' , ; County School Sup't.
' f i .r 1 in i; c;
Land Fraud King Taken to the
City on Haheas Corpus Order
Portland, Or.. Peb.27. Telegram:
Stephen A. Douglas Poter, pioneer
peinoipal in the, far-famed Oregon
land frauds,, ia today speeding to
ward Washington to testify against
Congressman Binger Hermann in
hie trial before. Judge Stafford in
that city. ; In custody of "John P.
Kerrigan, a special United. States
deputy marshal, Puter took the 9:30
train out of Portland this morning,
and by Monday is expected to face
tbe iormer commissioner of the
general land office.
United States Attorney Bristol
yesterday received word from the
attorney-general at Washington
thet Puter waB wanted, and he at
once sued out a writ of habeas cor
pus ad testificandum,which amounts
to a subpoena for a prisoner. The
writ, which is a rare proceeding in
any court, was directed totheUnit
ed States marshal, and commanded
him to deliver Puter before Justice
Stafford. Immediately upon re
ceipt of the order, United States
Marshal Reed prepared to esnd the
Oregon land fraud king uu his long
journey. Jack Kerrigan, was
sworn in as a special deputy,, and
this morning took Puter in charge
and started for Washington,
. Puter's testimony is expected to
be of prime importance to tha gov
eminent Ha will tell all he knows
of Hermann's alleged connection
with the land frauds of this state.
This story will contain much of
that related in the Mays trial. But
it will go-further thaa this, and will
have to do with practically all tbe
conversations that ever took place
between Peter and Hermann bear
ing in any way . on his connection
with the conspiracies in Oregon.
This testimony is expected to
show that Hermann was intimately
associated with the land frauds in
Oregon. That he connived at many
of them and, accordingly, bad a
motive for destroying the official
letter press copy books, for wbioh
he is being tried.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 27.
The 16'ooo-ton battle ship Minne
sota, becomes a part of the active
strength of the American Navy at
Norfolk today, when sbe will be
formerly delivered to the govern
ment by her builders. The Minne
sota, is of the largest class of Amer
ican battleships so far put in ser
vice. Two of this Bame class the
Connecticut, built at the Brooklyn
navy yard by the United States
government, and the Louisiana,
built at Nawport News, are already
in active service. A third vessel of
tbe same class is the Vermont, built
at Fort River, and now ready to be
commissioned at the Cbarlestown
navy yard. Two other battle ships
of tbe same type and dimensions
are the Kansas and. the Newhamp-
Roseburg, Or., Feb..: 27- Tha
Southern Pacific company discharg
ed a,U while, feption bands, here and
replaced them with Japanese labor
ers. , It . has retained the section
bosses with a decrease of $15 a
month in pay. There is considera
ble talk here of giving the Japanese
tbe same treatment they received at
Woodburn not long ago.
Albany, Or.; Feb. 27. William
Schmidt, aged 24 . years,: received
fatal injuries here last night by. be
ing run over by the southbound ov
erland on the Southern Pacific. His
legs were ground off and his head
was mangled. ' He died at 2 o'clock
this morning. Smith fell upon the
track while attempting . to jump
from the blind baggage to the
ground as the train was slowintr
down for the station.
New Orleans, Feb 27. L. R. Mc-
Milllcan, a civil engineer of Oak
land, California, returning frora
Panama on his way home, declared
money was being ruthlessly squan
dered by the United States employ
es working on the canal. He char
acterized the operations as a huge
and immensely costly joke. He said
that in some places it bad been es
timated that material taken from
the Culebra cut bad cost $5.1o p?r
cubic yard. He characterized the
visit of Root as a rank farce, stam
ina that at the time th9 secretary
crossed tha isthmus everv thing bad
bean prepared in advance, and that
when the word was given more dirt
was. flung into cars than could ba
carried away In two weeks. .He
spoke in strong terms aga!n:t the
condition of administrative affairs
on the canal, particularly in the
construction and operation of such
public buildings as the Tiyoli hotel
for which the commission paid
$300,000. He described the hotel
as a palace within and a shell ia
construction.
When the commL-ion. whip is
broken out at the mainmast peak
of tha Minnesota it will mean that
another formidable fighting ma
chine had been added to Uncle
Sam's navy. She is 3.501 tons larg-.
er than the battle ships of the Main
class, and has l,o52 tons greater
displacement than the New Jersey
and her elster ships.
The Minnesota ; will carry four
12-inch and eight 8-incb breech
loading rifles, mounted in turrets,
and twelve 7-icch, breecb-loading
rifles, in broadsides in her main
battery, and twenty 3-pounder rap
id are, twelve 3-younder semi-automatic,
eight l'ponnder, two3-inch
field guns, eix 3o; calibre, automatic
and t wo' Maxim guns in the. secon
dary battery. : She will ba equip
ped also with four 21-inch submerg
ed torpedo tubes. , ,
London, Feb. 27. Richard Gam
sey, known as "Field Marshal Tom
Thumb," and who created a great
1 sensation, at . the ,;; Egyptian : Hall,
London, fifty years ago, by, hia di
minutive stature,' is dead at hie
home In Spmmerset, at tbe age cf
74 years.
When he appeared in London
half a century ago he followed close
on the much-boomed: appearaccs of
Hook of Holland, Feb. 26. Ia
tbe early hours of the morning tbe
three remaining survivors were .tak
en off the wreck of the British
steamer Berlin by tbe same lifeboat
crew which has done such splendid
work during the last 60 hours. ' AH
three are women. This makes the
number of saved 15 out of the 141
who were on beard.
The life'sa vers watched the wreck
all night for a chance to get along
side, but had to wait until low vn
ter, when tbey put off on a tug
which had a raft in tow for tbe use
of the rescuers. On getting as near
the wreck as possible, Captain Sper
ling, of the lifeboat crew, boarded
the raft, which was allowed to drift
alorg side of the wreck, and the
captain managed to get on board
by means of a line. He lowered
the helpless women to the raft,
whence they were conveyed to the
lifeboat. The last survivors arriv
ed at the Hook of Holland at 3 o'
clock this morning.
Tbe 22 bodies recovered this
morning from telow (he deck of the
Berlin and landed here ere believed
to constitute all tbe bodies on the
hulk. Captain Sperlln, who went
to the Berlin atd rescued the last
tbree 6urvivors, spoke modestly of
hiB exploit. He said :
aWe took the raft along eide the
beacon light and eucceeded in
reaching tbe breakwater and moor
ed the raft. From the breakwater
we crmbed on board the remnant
of the Berlin and lound tbe three
women huddled under the hurricane
deck, surrounded by a dozen corp
ses. . The women were in a pitiable
plight, screaming and crying hys
terically as they clung to us. They
were famished and stiff with cold;
their clothing was soaked 'with ice
water, and they were unable to
walk. I carried one of the women
to the side, assisted., her into a rope
cradle and lowered her upon the
raft. The next one was in a' piti
ful state of dietrese, weeping for her
husband : and, child, .jwho,, were
drowned. , Finally . the third one
was placed upon tbe raft, which was
hauled along eide the Wodan. -
BEST BREAD and pastry can
obtained at Starr's Bakry.
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