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CORVALLIS, OREGON, .
FRIDAY EVENING, APR. S, 1907
The attitude of a bevy of demo
cratic politicians in Portland toward
the candidacy of Mayor Lane is
usual but none the less astounding.
The mayor is a candidate for re
election, and be declares that if
nominated and elected be will put
the "public interest" above party.
personal or any other interest. His
attitude is one to appeal to most
people as highly desirable. The
public interest ought to be para
mount to every other consideration.
The reason for it is vividly illus
trated by conditions in San Fran
cisco. Mayor Scbmitz sacrificed
the "public interest" to private
and partisan interests, and behold
the results. Tne sname 01 me
Golden Gate city would seem to
discredit forever any platform of a
candidate other than paramountloy
altyto "public interest," and that
Is what makes the attitude of Port
land politicians conspicuously in
apropos. Whether they know it
or not, it is a good way for them
to aid the candidacy of Mayor Lane.
The times are calling for good
men for office. Public robbery as
disclosed in many big cities has its
meaning, and that meaning ought
to be distinctly hostile to spoilsmen,
place-hunters and bribing corpor
ations. The charge against Mayor
Lane is that he is opposed to such
things, and that as an official he
has not tolerated them. The op
position to him under the circum
stances many people will consider
as a best reason for his reelection.
Incidentally, the official who serv
es the public best, serves his party
Mr. Harriman says he contribut
ed $50,000 to the Roosevelt cam
paign fund in 1904. He says furth
er that the sum was a pait of $200..
000 that he raised for the same pur
pose and that the president knew
of the fact at the time. Mr. Roose
velt says Mr. Harriman is a liar.
When the campaign was at its
height, Judge Alton B. Parker
made practically the same charge.
He said the corporations were con
tributing to Mr. Roosevelt's cam
paign fund. Mr. Roosevelt, all
will remember, promptly declared
the statement a lie, and Judge Park
er a liar. Mr. Roosevelt's pyro
technic denial was one of the sen
sations of the campaign.
President Roosevelt's denials to
the contrary notwithstanding, im
mense sums were contributed by
the corporations to his campaign
fund. It was proven in the official
investigation that frenzied insur
ance companies contributed to Mr.
Roosevelt's campaign treasury the
sum of $178,120. High officials of
the companies admitted it, and the
books showed it. , It was funds
that belonged to the policy holders
of the company. Mr. Roosevelt's
campaign managers knew it was
the policy holders money. Perkins,
one of the insurance officials who
made the contributions, recently
gave back to the company from
whom he had been ousted for crook
edness, $50,000 that he had as an
The whole incident has its moral.
Boodle from the corporations flowed
into the treasury of Mr. Roose
velt's campaign managers, and was
used to corrupt voters. Judge
Parker was right in his charge, and
Roosevelt, wrong in his denial.
If the president's denial was from
ignorance of the facts, it ought not
to have been made, and if it was
made with full knowledge of the
facts, it is inexcusable. In either
event, the effect is to force the sur
mise that the Harriman charge, in
spite of Mr. Roosevelt's denial, is
NEW TODAY, I have . established a
' junk business on Main street near the
soda works where I will buy all kinds
of junk, including rags, rubbers, lead
copper, brass etc. J. J. Brown,
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
"We prefer Chamberlain's Cough Rt
to any other for our children," says M.
J. Woodbury, of Twining, Mich. "It ha
also done the work for us in hard colds anl
croup, and we take pleasure in recommend
ing it." For sale by Graham &Wortham.
WARRANTS BRING CASH.
Paying State Tax-Sixty-five Thousand
Turned Over to Treasurer by Sher
iff in Benton.
Benton county is paying cash as
she goes. . When the warrant is
presented to the treasurer, instead
of indorsing it "not paid for want
of funds" he draws a check for the
amount, and the bearer goes off
happy. The new arrangement be
gan last week under a call for war
rants by the treasurer which called
in all county orders outstanding.
The present is the fifth year in suc
cession in which the county has
made this showing. It is usual
for cash tj be paid for three or
four months, and then the money
box gets empty and warrants are
issued for the balance of the year.
Last year, which was the final year
in the four years of the Watters ad
ministration the condition prevail
ed for more than two months. It
is believed that there is a sufficient
sum available for the county to
pay cash the coming three months.
The sheriff has turned over $65,-
000 in cash to the treasurer on cur
rent collections. Five thousand
has been remitted to the state treas
urer, and enough more, to make up
half the state tax will be remitted
the first of next week. The state
tax for this year is $20,705. It is
a large sum for a county containing
a population of less than 7,000. It
is nearly as great as during one of
the years of the Lewis and Clark
fair appropriation. In view of the
generous appropriations by the last
legislature it is likely to be as
much or more next year, even in
spite of the fact that Governor
Chamberlain vetoed bills carrying
appropriations of nearly a million
dollars. If the legislature had pass
ed the tax commission bill and the
bill btinging the timber held by
syndicates under taxation, these
state taxes would have been largely
reduced, but for some reason these
and other bills providing revenue
from other sources than by taxing
farm and other visible property
were turned down.
Treasurer Buchanan will remi
the last half of Benton's state tax
next October, as he is by law per
mitted to do .
Other Homes Were Visited add the
Contents of Flower Beds Taken.
Later developments indicate that
the case of flower theft told of in
Tuesday's Times was not confin
ed to a single instance. It will be
remembered that three young girls
of 13 or 14 years entered Mrs. Bur
nett' s dooryard and carried off near
ly all the blooming hyacinths in the
beds. The same depredation was
practiced at the home of E. W.
Pratt, where a beautiful bed of
blooming flowers was left in pract
ical ruin. Flowers were taken in
the same way from the beds of
Mrs. T. B. Irvine on Ninth street.
At the Burnett place the girls ap
peared at 7:30, and when Mrs. Bur
nett came on the scene they fled in
great haste. They went to Mrs.
Irvine's at eight o'clock, but wheth
er they were the same parties or
not is not known. At the latter
place only two girls were seen, but
it was dark and another might
have been in the party without be
The beautifying of dooryards is
a laudable enterprise . . It is the
slogan of every city and town.
More attention is paid to that feat
ure of town life now than ever be
fore. It is recognized as something
that 'has been over-neglected. The
attractiveness of it impresses all,
including the investigating home
seeker. It increases the value of
property, and is financially a good
investment, to say nothing of the
pleasurable and elevating benefits.
It will pay everybody well to have
an eye for the protection of those
who make these improvements and
for encouragement of them, and the
first essential is to teach children
and grown-up folks too, to let other
people's flowers alone. " If they
want flowers they should be manly
and womanly enough to ask for
them. Or, what is better, grow
them at home. In the growing,
love of the beautiful is engendered.
and that is a gentle and highly
beneficial influence on character. .
TEAMING wanted. All kinds of jobs
j 11 learning uuuc. A-cstucuw muiu
an Jackson. Independent phone. O.
T Murphy, Corvallis.
Skin Disease of Twenty Years'
I want you to know how much Chamber
Iain's Salve has done for me. It has cured
my face of a skin disease of almost tweDty
years' standing. I have been treated by sev
eral as smart physicians as we have in this
country and they did me no good, but two
boxes of this salve has cured me. Mrs.
Fannie GRiFFEN.Troy, Ala. Chamberlain's
Salve is for sab by Graham & Wortham.
SOME EARLY HISTORY.
,A Shooting Scrape Oldtimers Will
Remember Two Wounded but
The old building now on its way
north through Main street was
long a landmark in the business
quarter. The oldtimer who watch
es its progress to a let in the north
end of town, where it is to be a
dwelling, naturally recalls scenes
that it has sheltered in the past.
It was within its walls that Nick
Beason was shot. The building
was a saloon then. It was in fact
most always a saloon, at least, in
the earlier times. It was a place
where faro, poker, and other games
of chance flourished. Once a man
named Stowell operated it, and
then another named Davidson. In
fact a long line of successors in
the business mixed drinks and
handed out benzine to the thirsty.
What shooting scrapes it was
the scene of away back in war
times there is no one left to tell
about. It had its quota in every
line of the industry. Corvallis Was
a very gay town once. It was
the outfitting depot for packers
and miners for some years. ' It was
a great rendezvous for horsemen
and other sports. Gold dust figur
ed much as it figured in the Cali
fornia towns in '494 fcGold balances
with which it was weighed out in
the transactions are still found in
the archives of families whose
heads figured in the business of
Baeson was shot by Joseph Mc
Timmons. Baeson was at one time
a leading butcher. He was once
chief engineer of the fire depart
ment. McTimmons was a bar
tender when the trouble happened.
John Mensinger and Sid Moore al
so figured in the trouble. Moore
was a big gambler and Mensinger
a blacksmith. Moore and Baeson
first got into an altercation and
Mensinger took the scrap off of
Baeson. on account of Baeson s
diminutive size. The quick, sharp
reports of a revolver one Sunday
aiternoon, called bystanders to the
place. They found Moore on his
back in front of the bar and Men
singer on top of him. Baeson was
lying -as if dead in one corner and
McTimmons held a smoking pistol.
There was a pistol wound in Bae
son' abdomen near the navel and
another in Mensinger's jaw. They
took a lot of wadding out of the
wounded jaw and he spit the rest
of it out. The firing had been at
such close range that all the wad
ding went into the wound. They
always told it, that in relating the
scrap a few minutes afterward,
Mensinger would stop occasionally
to spit out some of the wadding.
Baeson's wound was not serious.
The ball passed around instead of
through his body, and within a few
weeks he was entirely recovered.
McTimmons served a year for his
part in the trouble.
SCARCITY OF TEACHERS.
Le-ter From Former Corvallisite
Salaries and Scarcity in California.
There is a dearth of school teach
ers all over the Pacific Coast. They
say so in Oregon, they wail in Cal
ifornia, and in Idaho they say any
body can get a school if he wants
to teach. Never has the scarcity
been noted before.
This condition arises from the
higher requirements that the peo
ple are making at the hands of
trustees and teachers, and the great
demand that business houses are
making ior, stenographers, type
writers and bookkeepers. Any
young lady will not hesitate to take
a respectable position in a comfort
able office where the salary is quite
the same as the school room offers
and the position steady.
In this connection, Mrs. Brown,
ot '95 OAC, formerly known here
as Miss Lulu Thornton, writes: "I
know of no school in this part of
the state, which pays less than $60
per month and some as high as one
hundred dollars, with ten months
as the school year. - Two schools
in this county were unable to se
cure teachers last fall and could not
start. I am told the same condi
tions exists all over the state.
Teachers are so scarce here that
very poor ones are allowed to con
tinue teaching, because the trustees
cannot otherwise fill their places.' '
Mr. J. Mon Poo, an experienced com
pounder of Chinese medicines, successor
othe late Hong Wq Tong, of Albany,
Oregon, is now prepared to furnish Chi
nese medicine to all. The undersigned
recommends him and guarantees satis
faction. Gall or write him at No. 117 West Sec
ond Street, Albany, Oregon.
What to Do When Bilious.
The right thing to do when you feel bil
ious is to take a dose of Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets. They will cleanse
the stomach and regulate the liver and bow
els. Try it. Price 25 cents. Samples free
at uranam x wortnam s drug store.
NEW FURNITURE STORE
North of Hotel Corvallis
I have a brand new line of Furniture, Carpets, Matting
Wall Paper, Window Glass, Trunks, and Valises.1 And I
make picture frames to order. Please give me a tria ,
A H Kempin
.Chase & S
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and
P. M. ZIEROLF.
Sole agent for
What You See is Worth
Twice What You Read!
As you are now coming to market with the opportunity of
comparing values, we ask you to see our lines.
We have a broken line of Ladies and Childrens Shoes,
which we are closing out at remarkably low prices. Come be
fore your size is gone.
Also some remnants in Dress Goods, Wash Goods, etc.
at bottom prices.
Our new Spring and Summer Stock is arriving and is ready
for your inspectton. Make money by buying our lines, and save
money by getting ourjrices.
Henkle & Davis.
This Isn't the Place
Where they give something for nothing
But, with every 50 cent can of Baking Powder, you
can get FREE the Finest Piece of Decorated Ghina,'
you ever got in this city.
Come in and b convinced
T. A. Boulden
Beginning March 9th there will be something doing in our De
partment Store you will find us as usual up and a-coming in our great
Reduction Sale for'March. Call in and we will convince you.
R. J. MOSES & SON
go with our
inborn High Grade
: Sanborn High Grade
L. J. MOSES.
Notice of Final Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
filul 1. 1 u.i . . . . . . .
vi riKut-iBDiiK, aeueaBea.m me county
court of the state of Oregon for Benton county,
and that BAid court hsn fixed thA hmi. m in
clock 4. U. of Satarday the 6th day of April. WoT,
.u? wurt uuu ui ruu court ai uorvauis, ur
egon, as the time tor hearing all and singular
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Interested therein are hereby notified of said
Dated March 8, 1S0T.
, . , , J. E. Henkle.
Administrator of the estate ot Francis Slate, de
ceased. Notice for Publication.
United States Land Office:
, , . Hoseburg, Or., Feb. 1907.
notice is hereby given that in compliance with
the provisions of the act of coneress of June 3,
18; 8, entitled 'An aot for the sale of timber lands
in the states of California, Oregon. Kevaca, and
Washington Territory,' as extended to all the
Public Land States by act of August 4. 1892,
James V. Walters of Monroe, county of Benton
state of Oregon, has this day filed in this office
his sworn statement No. 7817 for the purchase of
the north 1-2 of northwest 1-4 of section No. 32 In
Township 14 s, Range No. 6 W, and will offer
proof to show that the land sought is more valu
able for its timber or stone than for agricultural
purposes, and to establish his claim to said land
before county clerk and clerk of county court of
Benton county, at his office at Corvallis, Oregon,
on Thursday the I6:h day of May, 19j7.
He names as witnesses:
Ellis Hammer of Monroe, Otepou
Manley Buckingham o ' "
Bvron Woolrldge, ol " "
Clyde Graves, of " "
Any anl all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands re requested to file their
claims in this office on or before said ltn day of
May, 1907. BENJAMIN L. EDDYi,
Notice of Property Tax Levied to Pay
For Street Improvement.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the
Common Council of the City of Corval
lis has determined the proportionate
share of the cost of the improvement
of Harrison street from the center of
Second street to the East side of
Ninth street in the City of Corvalils,
Benton County, Oregon, to be assessed
upon esch of the several lots or parts
thereof or parcels of land abutting or
fronting upon such proposed improve
ment, and has assessed upon each lot
or part thereof or parcel of land afore
said liable therefore its proportionate
share of such cost and that the fol
lowing is a description of said several
lots or parts thereof or parcels of
land, a statement of the names of
the owners thereof, if known, and of
the sum assessed upon such lots or
parts thereof or tracts of land.
In Dixon's Addition to said City of
Block No. 5.
Property Owner. Amt.
Lot 6, Minnie L. Denman $ 8.82
Lot 12, Annie Hodges 8.82
Block No. 6.
Lot 1, Annie S. Bryant 8.82
Lot 7, J. E. Cronk 8.82
In the County Addition to said City
Block No. 1.
Lot 6, Arthur J. Moore 4.41
Persis Jane Linderman. . 4.41
Lot 7, The First National Bank
of Corvallis 8.82
Block No. 4.
Lot 6. Thomas Whitehorn. 8.82
Lot 7, T. H. Gragg 882
Bettie M. McLain 882
J. P. Gragg 8iZ
D. V. Gragg .882
F. S. Elliott 1.764
Marion R. Elliott 882
Earnest Elliott 882
Ida Tortora 147
Mary "Woodworth 147
M. E. Gregg
Block No. 5.
Lot 6, Isabella Gellately 8.82
, ixt 7, isaoeila Gellately 8.82
Block No. 14.
I Lot 6, J. S. Spangler 8.82
Lot 7, Turin D. Campbell 8.82
I Block No. 15.
! Lot 6, Lucy G. Yates . . .
I Lot 7, Lucy G. Yates . . .
Block No. 24.
Lot 6, Pauline Kline ...
Lot 7. Pauline Kline . . .
In Dixon's Second Addition to said
City of Corvallis.
Block No. 13.
Lot 1, Sarah F. Elgin 8.82
Lot 7, Gottlieb. Boehringer . .
Blnr.fr Nn 14
Lot 1, O. B. Long 1.26
in. ts. lxmg
H. W. Long
J.. I. Lone
M. M. Long 1.26
Maud Kltndge 1.26
Hattie Davis 126
Lot 7, R. H. Colbert 8.82
Block No. 19.
Lot 1, J. H. Albright 8.82
Lot 7, E. M. Gould 1.764
John L. Whitaker 1.764
Fannie E. Whitaker .... 1.764
Alice M. Porter 1.764
Nellie Campbell 1.764
In Rayburn's Addition to said City
Block No. 1.
Lot 1, A. B. Cordley 8 82
Lot 12, A. B. Cordley 8.82
Block No. 2.
Lot 1, Gordon V. Skelton 8 82
Lot 12, Gordon V. Skelton 8.82
Block No. 3.
Lot 1, Fred S. Elliott, 2.528
Marion R. Elliott ...... 1.764
Ernest Elliott 1.764
Ida Tortora 294
Mary Woodworth .294
Emmett Elliott 294
Seth Elliott 294
Maud Elliott 294
Annie Elliott 294
Lot 12, E. Woodword, Lee Hen
kle and William Robin
son as Trustees of the
Church of Corvallis 8.28
. The foregoing assessments were en
tered in the docket of City Liens of
the City of Corvallis on the 16th day
of March, 1907, and if the sunn as
sessed as aforesaid upon any such lot
or tract or part thereof Is not paid to
the City Treasurer of the City of Cor
vallis within five days after the date
of final publication hereof, -the date
of such final publication being March
29th, 1907, the same will draw interest
at the rate of eight per cent per an
num thereafter and a warrant will is
sue directing the Chief of Police of
said City to levy upon and sell such
lot or tract or part thereof as the case
may be to satisfy such assessment.
J. FRED YATES,
Police Judge City of Corvallis.