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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, December 22. mon.
THE CLUB CASE.,
One Convicted and One Acquit
' ted.' :
Since last August our city has
discussed pro and con matters re
garding the i stablisbment and
maintenance within this citv of
an organization known as the Cor
vallis Social and Athletic Club.
Since its formation many cases
were brought in the jnstice court
against the officers of the club,
as is well known . to our readers.
All the cases were conducted by
Deputy District Prosecuting At
torney Bryson, of this city, on
the part of the state.
In the various cases brought in
the justice court appeals were
taken and as a result they came
up for a hearing before Judge L.
T. Harris during this term of the
circuit court for Benton county.
The defendants in the case made
a plea for a change of venue, but
after duly considering the mat
ter Judge Harris refused to grant
the change and as a result the
case of the State vs. Chas. M.
Kline and Merwin McMaines
came up for a hearing Monday
morning. The greater part of
the day was consumed in exam
ining men and ascertaining their
qualifications as jurors and it was
notuntilabout eight o'clock Mon
day evening that the jury had
The judge without any loss of
time at once ordered that the ex
amination of witnesses commence
and ' court continued until be
tween 9 and - 10 o'clock that
night when it adjourned until 9
a. m. Tuesday. Promptly at the
appointed time court was in ses
sion and the examination of wit
nesses proceeded. During the
afternoon of Tnesday the evi
dence was all submitted nd the
attorneys for the prosecution and
defense began their arguments
and pleas. Tuesday everything
was closed and it only remained
for the judge to charge the jury.
Wednesday morning when
court convened Judge Harris in
structed the jury and the instruc
tions are spoken of as both pro
found and fair. -The jurymen
were out about an hour when
they returned a verdict, accord
ing to which Merwin Mc Maines
was acquitted while Chas. ; M.
Kline was .convicted on the
charge of selling or giving in
toxicating liguors. The judge
set the hour for passing sentence
at five o'clock Wednesday after
noon. ';- - ' - '
On all sides we ' hear . nothing
but favorable comment of Judge
Harris' ability and fairness in
presiding over court during this
trial. v Attorney Bryson has de
voted an immense amount of
time to this case at personal sac
rifiice and has done his utmost in
behalt of the state. He was ably
assisted by District Prosecuting
Attorney Brown. Tne defense
was conducted by J. R. Wyatf,
an able attorney of Albany. The
following gentlemen . composed
the jury: J.. B. Aripnts, J. W.
Buster, John Cresswell, R. H.
Colbert, J. B. Anderson, M. L.
Barnett, J. I. Caton, T. A. Xogs-
don, Ben Martin- and E. J.
Harrington. . "
Death of Stranger.
An authenticated report comes
irom the Fall Creek country in
Alsea, of the sudden death of a
stranger, who begged ' lodging
Tuesday night at the home of
Charley Menotti. It seems that
this man, aged about 6o years,
went to bed, thai evening in ap.
parent good health. . Wednes
day morning, at the . breakfast
hour he was found dead and it is
tnouent mat neart laiiure was
the immediate cause. .
iNO laentmcation papers were
found on his person, . save a phy
cian's certificate of examination
lor the Modern Woodman "lodge,
bearing the year date 1891, and
issued in North Dakota. The
signature thereto is A. R. Moran
der. Word was sent to the county
judge of Lincoln county, who
gave orders for the burial of the
body at Tidewater.
One of the most important
factors in the Home Mission work
of the M. E. church, South,
is that of the Baby Roll. Any
one for the modest sum of twenty
five cents may place the name of
a child under 5 years of age on
the Roll. The little one receives
a neat certificate and a mite box.
The child is thus taught early in
life to give to missions and the
sum. gathered from these tiny
"'ite boxes last year amounted to
$1,619.51. . - ; ' ;
Corvallis Auxiliary held an
interesting meeting in the
church, Tuesday afternoon.
The " treasurer of the Willam
ette District reported for quarter
ending December 1 $290, raised
tor connectional and local work. "
EXCURSION TO CALIFORNIA.
Under the Auspices of the Oregon
Development League. ' ' A';
Secretary Tom Richardson, of the Ore
gon Development League, is very anxious
that the state at large should be well
represented" on this excursion. The
party, which will be composed of ladies
and gentlemen, leaves Portland at mid
night, January 13, 1906, stops at Sacra
mento, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San
Jose, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and
Los Angeles. Special entertainment
will accord the party at these points.
The rate from Portland will be $63 for
one person, which includes three meals
to be served oa diner between Portland
and Sacramento, and Pullman berth 'to
Lbs Amjeles, rate ."of $58 will be
charged where two, people occupy a
double berth. A deposit of $25 is neces
sary on each ticket to secure reservation.
Section Preservations will be, held until
December 25th. . This is aa excellent
opportunity to visit California, as the
auspices under which it is given insures
a most enjoyable outing.
The excursion is to be run only pro
vided that not less 125 . persona , make
the trip. All communications in refer
ence to reservations, and to the trip in
general, should be addressed to Mr. Tom
Richardson, Manager : Portland . Com
mercial Olub, Portland, Oregon. -
The following letters remain" uncalled
for in the Corvallis postoffice, for the
week ending Dec. 23, 1905:
Allen Slack & Co, Mrs George Bell,
Mrs Anna Bell, S H Brown, May Flint
Uardwell, ii Djxon, Una Davis, T L Fos
ter, Leonard Hadley,Mrs Neta 'Hone,
Carl Moreland Mrs Edith Price, R J
Stone; Mamie Spieshaert, j , C Noxel,
Mrs Charlie Wright, M W Young(3). .
- B. VY.Johvsos, P. M.
"For seven years"- wricea Geo. H. Hoff
man, of Harper, Wash., f'l had a bitter
bacue with cnromc stomach and liver
trouble, but at last I won, and cured my
diseases, by the use of Electric Bitters.
1 unhesitatingly recommend them to all
and don't intend in the future to be
without them in the ' house. Thev are
certainly a wonderful medicine, to have
cured such a bad case as mine." Sold,
under guarantee to do the same for vou.
by Allsn & Woodward druggists, at 50c.
a Dottle. Try them today. . .
At 5 o'clock Wednesday evening
Judge Harris passed sentence on
Chas. M. Kline in accordance with
the findiuga of the jury that heard
the evidence in the case. , By the
terms of the sentence Mr. Kline is
to pay a fine of $40Q and 'costs, of
this case in , both the justice and
circuit courts, and passr thirty days
in jail. Notice of an appeal was
given and Mr. . Kline's bond fixed
at $1,0C0.' - -'
-. .Torture of a Preacher. . .
The story of the torture-of Rev. O. D.
Moore, pastor of the Baptist church of
Harpersville, JN. x ., will interest you.
He says : "I suffered agonies, because of
a persistant cough, resulting from the
grip., I bad to sleep sitting up in bed.
tried many remedies, without relief, until
I took Dr, King's New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds, which
entirely cured my Cough, and saved, trie
from Consumption." A grand cure for
diseased conditions of Throat and lanes.
At Allen A Woodward druggists. - 50c
$1.00, guaranteed. Trial bottlsfrs.
TO HELP THE VALLEY.
Four-Foot Channel to Corvallis
7 and Free Locks.
The following from a metro
politan paper proves that the
commercial ? bodies of: Portland
are waking up to a' sense of true
conditions and are favorably in
clined to assist inf the develop
raent oi transportation on the
Willamette river from Corvallis
State or Federal ownership of
the Oregon City locks and ; four
loot ; cnannel irom Portland to
Corvallis are the results the
Board of Trade 'will seek to
realize during the next year.
The impprtance of the two im
provements to the Willamette
valley has not been Jost sight of
by the organization, and while
the progress which has been
made "was known only to the
members oi the excutive bodies',
a strong start has been given the
two movements. It is asserted
that the prospects are exception'
ally bright for the introduction
of a measure at the next session
of the Oregon legislature, -which
will have for its object the free
dom of the locks. - r :
The legislative committee of
the board, which has :- not been
appointed for the ensmng year,
is to be lormed with a view to
handling the free locks question
in. the best possible ; manner.
Strength i will be gathered in the
valley, where the agitation is
paramount to anything else -now
before the residents of- the state,
and the i combined help of everv
egislator is expected.
Wallis Nash, president of the
Board of - Trade, : is regarded a
strong man for that position, so
far as the lock, question is con
cerned, ; for he - has " enjoyed a
wide experience m the operation
of steamers on the. tipper Wil-
amette, and his associates look
upon him as one thoroughly fa
miliar with the needs of naviga
tion on that part of: the stream.
With j the support . of President
Nash assured, the . committee's
work will be facilitated, so that
when the legislature is convened
the matter will be in shape for
presentation. . ' -:s-
''The question ot open locks at
Oregon City came up yesterday
at the meeting of the Willamette
Valley ; Development League,
and the general sentiment was
decidedly favorable to it," said
Mr. Nash, reviewing the question
today ''Governor Chamberlain
expressed himself as convinced
that Federal or , state ownership
was the proper remedy, and Cap
tain Graham, of the Oregon City
Transportatisn Company, pre
sented figures showing that since
the locks were completed the
owners had reaped from the state
at large the mumncient sum of
$3,090,000. The company alone
pays an average of $10,000 a
year for the toll charges, "and
this, of course, is in turn made
up by shippers and passengers,
Speaking of the channel between
this city and .Corvallis, Captain
Graham said the steamboat men
had agreed that the wingdam
system was not to be compared
with the results obtained ; by
dredging, as it had been . con
ducted during the past two sea
sons, and he thought a four-foot
channel was all that was needed.
"This is not all the. board will
undertake to dp in 1906, how
ever. We 1 propose to organize
the different trades ' ot" ' the " city,
as associations or exchanges, so
that each may help the other.
The nextstep to be presented
for the approval df the executive
committee, -, is the question of
holding open meetings every two
weeks, at which one , of the 12
permanent committees will have
charge. "; ; The' committees repre
sent different lines, and the body
under the auspices of which the
gatheritigs are conducted, will
arrange for speakers, papers and
demonstrations on the particular
subject to be treated. This sys
tem . promises to be productive of
much good. Assessment and
taxation, river and rail transpor- j
ration, ocean commerce and
kindred subjects will be taken up
in turn, and we will try to popu
larize the features on their merits.
. 'Probably one of the most im
portant aims of the -Board of
Trade is to locate industries, - not
only in tnis vicinity, but any
where in Oregon where condi
tions are the most adaptable.
We are now in . correspondence
with several capitalists regarding
projects of inestimable import
ance. Besides, we maintain a
steady communication with
homeseekers, and through our
efforts many settlers are brought
.visitor last Monday.
was a Coryallis
Mr. Parrish, of Sodaville, visited a few
days last week with his sister, Mrs. J.
S. Ireland, and family. ' ' '
A flock of sheep belonging to Galis
Bros., have been recently visited by a
bunch of sheepTkilling dogs.
Mr. aod Mrs. Duffy, of Corvallis, are
at present visiting friends on Ueaver
Roy .Dunn was visiting friends on
Beaver Creek a few days ago. ,
Mr. Gove, who recently purchased the
Sleason saw mills, has been making
some extensive repairs on the mill dam.
Mr. Ireland, who is one of tbe jurors
from this precinct, is at present in Cor
vallis attending .court.
Mr. Gibbons, of the Philomath meat
market, was looking for fat cattle on
Beaver Creek one day this week.
BELLFOUMTAIN. . ,
Last week A. P. Starr bought a regis
tered Jersey bull from the heard of
Daivd Looney, of ' JeBerson. The dairy
business is crowing in tbe southern part
of tbe county. . - - ; - ; -
Wayne Wbealdon, of Linn county,
spent last Sunday with bis ancle here.
While here he bought Frank Dinges'
black driving team.
There lias been a number of sheep
killed here lately. The mamqnestion
is, dogs or coyotes? .
Grandfather Edwards is spendDiR a
few days in Philomath, visiting' Rev.
Kenoyer, a pioneer minister of the IT. B.
church. They crossed the plains at the
same time,- 52 years ago, in the days
when 6 months was required to cover the
distance. Rev. Kenoyer lives in the
Walla Walla country, Washington. .
Arrangements have been made for the
immediate construction of three new tele
phone lines into Bellefountain, carrying
from 8 to 12 phones to a line. .
Frapk, J Bennett, reoresenting seme
company, is securing right ot way tor an
electric or motor line from Coryallis bv
way of the foothills to the south 'line of
the county. Faith in the movement is
Some live or current question is put to
rest eyery time the literary oeciety meets.
Many of the subjects for legislation will
have Deen passad upon before the next
regular session. '. - .
The Sunday School and Endeavor
societies, nnder capable leaders, are grow
ing in numbers and interest, which is an
inspiration to the whole community. .
Don't raiss the opportunity to look over our large line this
week. Matchless bargains in rugs and art , squares. Some
very pretty Ax ministers added to our already large stock--It
is not too early to select your presents '
We have a large and well selected stock bought express
ly tor the holiday trade. Goods will be marked and stored
until Christmas if desired. A nother invoice of pictures ar
rives this week. , :
(SdDnrniQ Son sumeS ' gg)g hug
For the Holiday Trade
Were now comfortably located in our new Mid large quarters
on north Main street in the Fischer bui'ding. Our stock is
new in every line and very complete. During the next thirty
days there will be special inducements for the public to trade
here. Unmatchable bargains in . every department Come.
Groceries, Shoes, Ladfes' Dress Goods,
Men's and Children's Clothing, Dishes,
Fancy Lamps, Cutlery Gresken, Etc.
Toys For the Little Folk
Lay in a supply now-while -thetoekis unbroken. Bring
the little children and let -them suggest what Santa Claus
shall provide. The variety is great and prices are low.
Silverware Free with cash purchases. Goods delivered to all
parts of the city at all hoursof the day.
Christmas and New Year
Beautiful jTW T T""?rT Lovely
Jewelry VJ-IX JL Silverware
The Holiday Season is near at hand time to think about your
friends. This store is full of good suggestions and we invite
you to inspect the large stock of magnificent holiday offerings.
A FIFTY DOLLAR DIAMOND RING
Some one will get this ring for nothing next January. For
every dollar purchase you get a. ticket. Ask us to explain.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
JANUARY 2, 1906
the special class in Eclectic Shorthand will commence a
radd course with two to, three recitations a day so as to
complete the course
"with a speed of 100 to 150 words a minute. Eclectic is'
easy to learn, none as easy to read and none so rapid-
Wq wnt thirty students
to enter this class not later than January 2, and we will
. make 20 per cent, discount to those who enroll December
21; commence any time thereafter. Let us talk it over at
once ..- .. , ' : ':, -
I. Em RICHARDSON, President