Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, February 17, 1905, Image 4

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From the dispatches concern
ing the sentiment of the mem
bers of the Oregon legislature
regarding Senator Mitchell's re
cent troubles and indictments
found against him by the U S
grand jury, it seems that the Or
egon legislators have each resolv
ed themselves into a court of
thair own to try and adjudicate
the guilt or innocence of Senator
Mitchell. It is reported that
some of the members have said
that "the interests of the state
are paramount-"
When certain classes of que&
tions are involved it is certainly
the state are paramount." But
it is true that the primary and
pai amount object in the forma
tion of the government of the
United States and of the state
was to protect life, liberty and
property of individual citizens
and there are no other questions
of any kind which are, or can be,
paramount or equal in import
ance when the question involv
ing the life, liberty and protec-
t'on of property is at stake' If
this question is not paramount to
all ochers then bur government
is a failure a delusion to catch
individuals and crush them to
The dispatches claim that some
that there was grave doubt as to
Oantitor Mitchell's guilt and then
took action to adjourn the legis
lature at a fixed date. Recently
however, they are again que
tioning the Senator's position
and if he does not resign, strong
talk is indulged in whether the
legislature should not adjourn to
meet at a future time in order to
be able to elect Mr. Mitchell's
It is certainly hoped that the
reporters formulating the dis
patches are all wrong and that
the members of the legislature
are entitled to credit for knowing
that they have no concern with
passing upon the merits of the
Senator's troubles-
If the legislature should ad
journ to meet at some future
aate, with the avowed purpose
. of electing Mr. Mitchell's succes
sor, the action would be constru-
- ed to the effect that they believ
ed the Senator guilty of the
charges preferred against him,
when in fact the legislature has
nothing whatever to do with the
questions involved in the indict
ment. The court and jury alone
are the onlv proper tribunals to
pass upon the questions. The
duties of the Oregon legislature
is denned by statue, and no-
; where can it be found that they
can take any part in trying, or
in any way influencing, questions
. of the guilt or innocence of par
ties under indictment.
: Many prominent men in East
ern Oregon, principally those
who are organizers and interest
ed in the Butte Creek Land,
Lumber and Livestock Co., were
indicted by the federal grand
jury recently in session at Port
land. The causes which resulted
in these indictments are that on
Feb. 15th, 1902, the defendants
entered into a conspiracy . to de
fraud the government by pre
venting the use by others of the
public lands of Wheeler county,
It is charged by government offi
cers that the employes of the
company, and others secured for
the purpose by the company,
would take up claims scattered
along the line -of a large circle
through Wheeler county. They
"would fence in their claims, in
'clostrtg m'any thousands of acres
'of government land, which would
thereafter be used by the com
pany for pasturing their stock.'
It is also claimed that the men
who filed on these claims were
hired to do so by the- company
with the understanding that the
claims should be deeded to the
corporation when the patent from
the government was obtained.
The claims were so taken, sur
rounded with rim rocks and
streams forming natural barriers
which cattle could not cross, that
ences could be built from claim
to claim, leaving no point ot
egress to and from the lands enclosed-
After the lands had
been fenced up as stated, it is al-
egedthat officers of said Butte
Creek company would so harass
and intimidate the persons who
had filed on land inside the fen
ces formed by the claim of the
company's holdings, until they
were glad to take their flecks and
leave the land they- had claimed
to the use of the corporation.
These are chiefly the charges
claimed for the indictments
against the Butte Creek Land,
Lumber and Live Stock Company
y It has been claimed that cattle
companies interested in the con
trol of large areas of govern
ment land have been the cause
of so many sheep shooters oper
ating on the ranges in the de
struction of 'sheep.- Possibly
these indictments . have been
brought about by those interest
ed. in the sheep industry, some
light may develop in the trial of
these cases. '
In regard to the attitude of
the President upon the question
of regulating railroads doing in
ter-state commerce, the Gazette
took the liberty of writing to
members of the TJ. S. Senate
on the question and the follow
ing, copied from one of the let
ters received, shows how the
President is regarded there. The
letter states in part as follows:
I have just received your let
ter of the 30th ult., in which you
state that many people miscon
strue the message of the Presi
dent as intimating that he favors
government ownership of rail
roads. That is a very erroneous
impression, indeed, and a wholly
unwarranted construction of the
language employed by the Presi
dent in his message. As a mat
ter of-fact, I know the President
does not favor government own
ership of railroads, nor does he
advocate the same, and nothing
that he has ever said would indi
cate that he is in favor of such
ownership. He is in favor of
government control and regula
tion, as most people are. I am
personally very strongly in favor
of government regulation to the
extent even of empowering the
Commission to fix rates, but I
am not in favor of government
ownership of railroads.
"I cannot furnish you with
anything that the President has
said on the subject, as I do not,
at the present time have by me
any publication containing an ex
pression of his views- I know,
however, that he does not advo
cate government ownership and
does not favor it. -You have, of
course, a copy of his last message
to congress, m which he ad
vises the enactment of a law au
thorizing the Commission to fix
rates. That is the farthest he
has gone, and that is a long way
from advocating government
ownership." ;
Fraud- Exposed.
A few counterfeiters have lately been
making and trying to" Belt" imitations of
Dr. Kings New Discovery for consump
tion, Coughs and Colds, and other medi
cines, tnereoy aetrauaing tne puonc.
This is to warn, you to beware of such
people, who seek to profit, though steal
ing the 'repntalioi . of ; remedies which
hive been successfully curing disease,
for over 35 years.' -A sure protection, to
you, is oar -name on the wrapper. Look
or it on all Dr. sings or Bucklen's
remedies as all others are mere iurita
tationt. H. E.Bnckien & Co., Chicago,
Hi. and Windsor, ctuiada. For sale Dv
Alien & Woodward, ;
An offer to make you come up
stairs and see us.
New Mainspring (none better),
$1.00. .
Cleaning (ordinarv . watch).
$1.00. Cannot be done better at
any price.
MATTHEWS, The Jeweler.
Room 12, over First National
Steamer. Pomona, leaves Cor-
valhs, Mondays, ' Wednesdays
and Eridays, for Portland and all
way points. For rates, etc.,
call on T
Boats leave for Portland and
way stations at 6 a. m.
Cheap Sunday Rates Between
Portland and Willamette
Valley Points.
Low round trip raiea have been placed
n ettect between Portland and Willam
ette Valley points, in either direction,
Tickets will be sold
and limited to return on or before the
following Monday.
Ratb to or From Cokvaxlib. $3.00.
Call on Southern Pacific Co's Agents
tor particulars. . . . :
Imported Back Percheron wi
be in Corvallis, for service, after
January 1. For furthRr informa
tion address, T. K Fawcett,
Bellfountain, Or.
" and
Heating !
V Cornice, Roofing, Guttering
and all kinds of Sheet Metal
F. A. Heticye
In connection with J.1 H,
Practical Horse Sheer
.'. and Blacksmith .
Makes a specialty of draft horses and
track shoeing.. Two years with reg-
,ular army in Philippines as Gov
ernment snoer.
Interfering corrected and work guar.
anteed. ,
Philomath - . Oreg.
When your eyes tire in reading, when
vou frown or partly cIobo the eyes when
looking at an object; when : things
"swim" or become dim after being
looked at for some time ; when the eyes
ache, smart, or water ; or when you bave
pain in the eyeball, orbit, temples or
toreneaa. : ,,- ,
All the conditions are curable bv ornn
er classes, such as we will furnish you
MATTHEWS, The Optician,
Room 1?, oyer First National Bank
Grave Trouble Foreseen.
It need but little foresight, to tell that
when the stomach and liver are badly
effected,, grave trouble is ahead, qnless
you take- the proper medicine for your
disease, as Mrs. John A. Young, of Clay,
Hew" York., did. - She says :' "I had neu
ralgia of liver and stomach, my heart
was weakened, and I could not eat - I
was very bad for a long time, but in
Electric Bitters I found Just vhat I need
ed for they quickly relieved and cured
me." Best medicine for weak womem
Sold under guarantee by Allen .& Wood,
ward, druggist, at 50c a bottle.
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ine ixAZETTE has made a
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of the leading magazines
and newspapers of the Unit
ed Spates, whereby we are
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Now we could charge you the
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serve the 'difference between
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isfied by receiving you as a
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are now a subscriber, then
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for a year in advance. ' This
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A quantity of Remnants have accumulated during
our late clearance sale which will be sold at nomi- -nal
prices. There are Remnants of Black and
Colored Dress Goods, Silks, Velvets, Satins, Linings,
Table Linens, Towelings, Flannelettes, Outing Flan
nels, Muslins, Prints, Ginghams, Skirtings, Waist
ings, Ribbons, Laces, Embroideries, White Goods,
etc Broken Lines of Shoes. Hats, Underwear,
Men's and Boy's Suits, Odd Pants, Muslin Under
wear, Black Sateen Petticoats, Corsets, etc. All at 7
SPECIAL All our Novelty Dress Patterns at Rummage Prices.
All Kemnants ana Uda L,ots
Just received, a choice
Silks for Shirt Waist
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Gr&ham & Wells Pharmacy
And Proprietary Remedies.
Every one that's advertised, and some
that are not, can be obtained at our store.
We have a complete drug store don't
sell hardware, dry goods or groceries
but everything in the drug line . .... . . .
We want to merit your patronage
Graham & Wells Pharmacy
Repairing and Job Work
of any kind promptly
and correctly done.
Glasses Fitted
at prices that are reasonable and
eyes tested free of all charge.
Open Day and Night
J. G. HAMMEL, Prop.
One of the Finest Equined Hotels in the Valley
Both Phones
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uon; aiso snowing yon oyer tne county
Bring your Job Work to the
Gazette Office.
must be closed out m a few iavc
selection of plara and fancy
Suits. Ask to see them.
Rooms Single on EnSuite. h
Bus Meets all Trains
If yon are looting for gome real good
Bargains in Stock, Grain, Fruit and
Poultry BancneB, write for our special
list, or come and see us. We will take
pleasure in giving you reliaole Informa-