Union-Gazette. Published Every Friday at CORVALLIS, OKEfiON. FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 1809. ITS CLOSING DAYS. Three-fourths of the Presented Will Go Default. Bills By- TO OUR RKADERS. With this issue the Union reach es its subscribers as the sole rep resentative of republican principles in Benton county. The proprietors of The Corvallis Gazette, believing that the party and the public could be rendered better service by a consolidation of the interests and influence of the two papers, have retired from the field, leaving the younger and more vigorous Union to carry on the contest, re-enforced by the Gazette's support. The two papers hereafter will appear under the combined head Union-Gazette, and both will be under the control and management of the former Oregon Union Publishing Company. Though less than two years old, the Union has cometo be con sidered the best paper in Benton county and its growth in influence and strength has encouraged and - surprised even its most ardent supporters. Its staunch and un swerving loyalty to republican principles, and its fair and liberal treatment of all matters discussed in its columns, have won it a host of friends both inside and outside of the party, and the confidence and respect of the entire public. The Gazette was established thirty-six years ago and was one of the oldest papers in the state. Many of its readers had been sub scribers since its first issue, and they had come to respect it for its age and the memories which linger ed round it. These will find in the Union-Gazette a purveyor of news equal to the Gazette in its palmiest ' days, and a republican iournal of integrity and honest purpose. JWith the consolidation of the lists of the two papers the Union-Ga zettE will cover the field in Benton county more thoroughly than has any other paper, lhis means a great strengthening of the party. To advertisers, too, this announce ment will be important for they . will be enabled to reach practically every reader in Benton and Lincoln -ountiesTand Tha tat a minimum cost. . As soon as the confusion inci dent to moving and enlarging the capacity of our printing establish ment lessens, we have some an nouncements concerning improve monts, etc., to make, that will be o interest to the public. Owing to some misunderstanding m the part of the type founders, the heading of the Union-Gazette ii not just what we wish it. It will be replaced by one of more pleasing mechanical appearance. The closing days of the session develope anxious faces ami very busy men everywhere, on the floor of both houses and in the lobby, for it is foreordained that about five hundred out of the six hundred bills that- have been introduced will not reach a third reading be fore adji urnment. Thoughtless people, and those who do not under stand, will of course attribute this failure to some shortcoming of legis- ators, but such is not the case. Oregon has had practically no egislation since 193, and it was reasonably expected that a great many bills would be introduced, and it it had not been for the partial relief afforded by the special session, the condition here now would be much worse. A certain amount of routine work necessary on every bill that is introduced. It must be read a first time, a second time, then referred to a committee. ""acted upon there. reported back, engrossed, and then presented for a third and y final passage. And on the passage of each, except local or corporation bills, there is necessarily a good deal of discussion. Sometimes the discussion of a single bill will oc cupy an entire sitting, and often two sittings. So you see that it is ittle wonder that three-fourths o the bills presented at this session will go.by default. The more bills is OREGON'S FORTIETH. BIRTHDAY. Last Tuesday marked the fortieth anniversary of Oregon's admission into the sisterhood of states.- Al though born in troublous times when' the very foundation of the nation was being shaken, and under circumstances which placed a stig ina on her name, she has since been guilty of no act which would . tarnish her record nor sully her fame. Yesterday Oregon was an unknown land in the western wilderness in whom even the mighty Webster could see no virtue; today no state has a bright er future nor gives greater promise; tomorrow her position will be pre eminent. Her vastteiritory, every foot of which is capable of being turned to account; her boundless resources; her fortunate location; her unsurpassed climate and her promise of future greatness in civ ilization, manufactures" and trade argue her the crowning jewel in the union of states, and shed unfading luster upon that noble band of pioneers who won her from the wilderness. that are introduced, tha less chance there is that they willever reach a final consideration. The prevailing feeling in the senate is economy, and no bill has passed nor will pass which appro priates . money for any purpose, without beine subiected to the closest.scrutiny. One of the most prolific sources of new bills comes from amend ments to city charters, and there is scarcely a county in Oregon that has not sent in from one to five of these bills. . The bill attracting most atteption here is what is called the Daly text book bill, and it has had an- event furcareer The American Book Co. have a strong lobby here fighting it, and it is the common talk of the lobby that money is being freely used to defeat the bill. It passed the senate by a large vote and comes up tor nnal action in the house tomorrow. The legislative excursion to Cor vallis was the most talked of event of the session, and all of those who' participated speak in the highest terms of the Corvallis people ind the treatment they received. , There is little to write now, but in a day or two many changes will take place, for the next three days will be spent in the passage of bills, as after tomorrow no bills can pass between the houses. Next week we will have positive news of what the legislature has don. Highly Successful. The Farmers Short Course which was recently completed at the col lege was by far the most successful of any ever given before, both in the number of attendance and the work accomplished. The whole numbsr enrolled was 1C2. Of these 24 were women and 78 were men. The occupations represented cover ed nearly all in the catalogue, but the . farmers were largely in the majority, 54 of the class being of that persuasion. Nineteen counties were represented, and the states of Washington and Minnesota each furnished a student The committee of the faculty which had the matter in charge has made the following report to President Gatch: . "We believe that the farmers' short course will result ( I ) in a greater dissemination of scientific information touching industrial life; (2( in giving the-farmer and the fruit grower the, benefit of the most' modern methods; (3) in in spiring the spirit of reading and investigation among the industrial classes; and (4) in developing such an appreciation of highly culttvattd gardens orchards and fields, as will stimulate improvement of the home and surroundings, and make rural life more elevating and enjoyable.? "We believe, also, that the farm-! ers' short course is the only means of reaching certain industrial class es; hence, we recommend its con tinuance, and suggest that the next session be of the same length as this one; and that it close with the fruit growers' convention, which will probably meet some time in the early part of next February. "We recommend that opportu nity be given to fruit growers and others interested to display at their expense and risk such fruits and apparatus at the college as will illustrate the instruction given in the coming farmers' short course lectures." CLOSING-OUT SALE. OF CLOTHING. I have decided to retire form the Clothing business and will sell our immense stockof MEN'S and BOYS' SUITS and EXTRA PANTS AT COST also LADIES' FINE SHOES and JACKETS. As we have decided to close oat these lines, we will force the sale of the entire lot till all are sold. ... ALL SALES STRICTLY FOR. CASH ... S. L. KLINE, Corvallis, Oregon. The White House. They Are Comini ...REMEMBER... Our Annual Reduction Sate Closes 7 TUESDAY EVE., FEB. 28. No, duplicates on present prices after this date. ADVANCE STYLES IN SPRING HATS JUST RECEIVED. It may be Dewey and it " may be destiny, i at bo me one ought toie hecT iponsible for kicking up so much trouble on Sunday. Our war with Spain began on Sunday, and Sunday witnessed the opening of hostilities between the Americans and Philippines. The queen will convoke the Spanish cortes shortly to consider the peace treaty. Should that body act with the dispatch of our own senate, the treaty should be in operation by the end of the century. Bills Allowed. The Daly text book bill passed house last Wednesday with three votes to spare, after one of the most earnest and bitter contests ever wit nessed in its balls. It has now been sanctioned by both branches of the legislature and Mr. Daly's fight with the book trust has been glori ously won. The bill of Senator Daly, of Ben ton and Lincoln counties, which makes a radical change in the laws regulating the government of schools and the selection of text books, has pasted the senate. It is a body blow to the American Book Com pany, which will spare no efforts to dtfeat the bill in the house. Jack ionville Times. School Supt. Denman, ever alive to all matters pertaining to the improvement of affairs in his de partment, has prepared a circular which will be sent to school clerks of the various districts asking them to send a certified list of the names of legal voters in their district for the year . beginning March 6, 1899. This is a very necessary and important proceeding. Peti tions are constantly reaching the superintendent asking him to alter the boundaries of districts. The law provides that where a majority of the legal voters of a district sign such a petition, it shall be the duty of the superintendent to grant it. By having a certified list of such voters of each district on file in his office, the superintendent will be in a position to know whether thd petitioners are entitled to consider ation, and to act intelligently in a A A. 1 11 maner wnicn vitail' concerns patrons of the district. At the regular February term of the county court which convened last week, the following bills were allowed : Cor. Fur. Co, furniture for C.'H....$ 2 00 J W Foster, hauling lumber 7 50 Corvallis E L, & P Co, lights 62 60 b jn wuiuns, undertaker, burying unknown E R Bryson making jury list E P Greffoz ass't " " K M Davison " " Wilson Scott, road sup'r. No 30. J b May berry, J W Foster Eli Spencer Calvin Butler W E Elliott Henrv Hecktar J F Porter Chester Skeels " W H Rowland ,.' A Thurston " I M Hunter " B Cody " F Fullerton ' C A Woods " K C Herron " S R Strow " V R Buckingham wm Knotts 24.. 40.. 39... 7.. 48.. 21.. 60.: 14.. 1.. 4.. 8.. 20.. 15.. 26., 59.. 27.. 6.. 27 00 3 00 2 00 2 00 44 00 17 00 4 00 6 00 12 00 16 00 24 00J 10 00 15 00 20 00 22 00 10 00 20 DO 20 00 18 00 10 00 22 00 12 00 4 00 Wm Knotts, sal com 10 60 J A Buchanan sal com 13 00 Doctor MEYERS & CO. Specialists for Men tracted ailment, tinea 1881. They bve the largest and beet equipped medieal In- ' tensive practice in the V. S. Ho Pr TIU Cred. Unfortunate men who can not eaU akonM write lor ad sloe and private ek w- " A LI. FKEE. MTASUSHCD IT VKARS. Thousand, eared at home. All letter, confidential. Jfo Clutrge for Consultation. -731 tiSftZSZam 4 I ! j. riAi-e-K-ANHOODri Lbm-S?"?-!'. Nighx Emissions and diseas au effects.! self-i'-'- .cs,; or excess and indis- retio v.. . Anervc toiaieand :oil hii liScr. Brinsrs the uirik'glow la pale cheeks and r .tores the fir of ""irouth. i$Ni Bymail50cperbox;6boxes .ji $2.;C; wittt a written, guaran tee to cure or refund the money. NERVsTA MEDICAL CO. ::.nton& Jackson Sts-, CHICACO. ILL. P.or i.l. In Alln& Waodwiri. Dm?. gists, Corvallis, Oregon. IRS Letter List. The following is maining in . the unclaimed, Feb, 11 Babell. Charley . Ballard, E. A. Combes, John P. Daniel, Jesse R. Mulkey, F. Y. Petitt, Charley Riggs, T. A. the list of letters re Corvallis postofliee , 1899: Read, Miss Lilly Staley, Hervey Stahbal, Larry Saunders. D. M. Stayley, Edney Schultz, J . C. B.' W. Johnson, P. M. B . F. JONES, ATTOR NE Y - AT- L A W , Toledo, Oregon. - Will practice in all fciie courts of the state. - . The English and . German Expert Specialists. .... . - Five Physicians aud Surgeons, all Craduatesjtrotn the best Medical Colleges in the World. , , INCORPORATED UNDER THE LAWSJOP CALIFORNIA FOR $230,000. " ESTABLISHED TWENTY-SIX YEARS. A part of the Staff of tharEnglish and German Expert Specialists and Dr. Meyers & Co. will make thgir regular monthly visit to Corvallis, Monday, February 27 They will be at the Occidental Hotel. The staff of the Eugli'-h nni Gorman Expert Specialists is composed of five regslarly graduated doctors, eack a physician who has Jjad many years experience ia curing all manner of chronic diseases. During the past quarter of a century the success of this most worthy and popular inrtitution lias been phenomenal. ' Diseases which liaye ba filed tke skill of other physicians and stubbornly refused to yield to ordin.irj- medicines, methods and appliances, are' quickly subdued and mastered by the English and Ceriaan Ex pert Specialists. They have the largest and best et-.iipped medical institution m America. The English and German Expert Specialists are not only competent and reliable, but are responsible, being backed by araple capital and ablv managed. HOME CU RES While it is preferable in many instances to see a patient, the English and Gei aian Expert Specialists have cured thousands of persons whom they have nev;r seen. If 3'ou cannot see the doctors, write th e home office for question list and free adviGe ia regard to your ailment. Call on the Doctors when they come. Ali ailing peep'e should see the English and German Expert Specialists. A friendly talk, which tfosts absolutely nothing, is bound to result in a jjreat deal of g.-'od, whether treatment is takcM r not. . The Enalish and German Expert Specialists .1 Staff of the Most Eminent Physicians iii the World. Main Office, 731 Market - San. Francisco. ' THE FIRST NATIONAL BiK OF Corvallis, Oregon, Does a general and conservative bnakinj business. - C. li. Cauthorn. j E. tt. Taylor. CAUTHORN & TAYLOR DENTISTS. De.iitistry of every description done in first class manner, and . satisfaction guar anteed. . CROWN AND BRIDGE W03K A SPECIALTY. Office over Zlerolf 's grocery store, opposit the post office, Corvallis. Oregon. 44 99 REMEMBER THE CITY SHOE SHOP, At'TVvrltfi MainSi. . I aim :to -please my customers. Carl Zwicker, - - Cohvalus. 4 HE HAD A FIT Because he had his clothes made at J. W rage's shop. YOU CAN DO LIKEWISE. Just the intimation that the leg. islature might be aske 1 to fulfill its obligation to the government by making an appropriation for build ings at the O. A. C, caused the Albany Democrat to howl extrava gance and talk about "Justice weep ing." But when the senate voted an appropriation of $5,000 for the relief of a young woman who was crippled for life as the result of falling through a rotten Linn county bridge with a buggy and team of horses, that was economy for Linn county and Justice satisfied. Try the Union-Gazette Job Office. Sotrcifiuix tui iui i" Notice is hereby given that the under-' signed bns been appointed the admin istrator of the estate of Alice A. Beal, deceased, by the county court, of the' state of Oregon, for Benton county. All' persona having claims against said estate are required to present the same, properly verified, to me at my residence eight miles north of Corvallis, in Benton county, Oregon, within six months fiom the date hereof. Dated at Corvallis, Ore., Feb. 15, 189!). William A. Beal, Administrator of the estate of Alice A. Beal, deceased. . Wanted. To employ a young person, skilled in shorthand and typewriting, good pen man, accurate in figures, with careful habits, able to glean information from county records. Apply in writing to "Thk Oregon Unios." He keeps a complete stock and will suit you with a suit. He also makes up golds when purchased elsewhere. . ' If you want the best workman ship at reasonable prices, call and see J. WRAGE. 1 You Need Help! Anyone wishing a com Detent man to do light work in the nature of cleaning yard, trimming vines and hedges, etc., can secure such service ly enquiring of T. W. Dilley, the "fixer."" For Sale. A litter of thoroughbred Scotch Collie pups. Will make splendid cattie and sheep dogs. Apply to C. J. Bishop, Tidewater, Lincoln County, Or. THE RESORT THOS. WH1TEHORN, Prop. W. H. McBrayer and Old Crow Wfais kys, Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars. 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