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T J aJR 1 M. (H- A ZETTE
Monday. December S3. lOOn. TS; j
THE CIRCUIT COURT. - .
What Was Done ' at December
" Term in Benton. '
The 'circuit, court of Benton
county adjourned Thursday even
ing; after transacting consider
able busii. ess ot more 01 less ini
im pbrtance. Judge Harris pre
x sidtd The only cases of general
interest were those of the Corval
lis clubmen, act ounts of .which
have already . been published in
- the Gazette.
The docket for the term, with
the disposition of the cases, is as
follows: ' ; '
; Jas. L. Lewis vs. John McGee,
taxation costs; judgment, $ 33.
' Palmer Ayers vs E. W. Strong,
taxation costs: settled.
William M. Howard vs. Adam
Wilhelm & Sons, suit, injunction;
' Mary E. Herbert, T. M. Coon,
et al vs. A. I, r Coon, sale real
propeitv: no service on defend-
' , ants.' v..
George A. Houck vs. H. M.
and Mary Donat, and Robert W.
Black, mortgage foreclosure; dis-
7- missed on motion of plaintiff.
' George A. Houck vs. George
and Annie Schafer, Edward and
Aenes Donat, suit, foreclosure
real property; dismissed on mo
tion of plaintiff.
A. W. Fischer vs. J. K. Berry
action; - dismissed on motion of
"A. Wilhelm & Sons vs. Agnes
C. McElroy, action'; settled.
Thomas Whitehorn, et al vs.
,city council, et at, suit, injunc
tion; At fault, judgment for
$708.10; 55 atty. fees; also
. " $445.82 on open account; order
sale of real property; costs and
disbursements. ' - . , '
Laura Burr vs. Agnes C. and
sory note; default; judgment for
$530:50; atty. fees, -costs, and
. sale of real property
T. A. .Rycraft vs. Nina Ry-
craft, divorce; decree.--
Emma C. Sargent vs. Harvey
Sargent, divorce; decree.
Catherine . Boehringer vs. O.
& C. R. R. Co., et al; continued.
W. C. Covel vs. Abbie D.
Covel, divorce; decree.
State of Oregon vsl Chas. M.
Kline, et al ; sentenced pay - $400
" fine, 30 days in - county jail, and
costs of suit. . Appealed -oj
supreme court. . ' 1 -
M. J. Norton vs. Nahum Nor
ton, divorce; dismissed on motion
James L. Lewis vs. Spencer
Bicknell. damage suit ; demurrer
withdrawn; 30 days allowed de
fendant to file answer. '- - i
, Nellie Barden vs. August B.
" Barden, divorce; 'dismissed on
motion plaintiff. -
W. J. Moores vs. J. C. Suther
- land; judgment $52.88; atty fees,
W. J. Shipley vs. .. M. E. Far
ley; order confirmed.
J. R. Smith vs. Benton county
Prune Co. ; judgment $950.00,
- and interest from Oct. 1904. "
Improvements in Progress.
Things are doing these days
at the Strong saw mill, and else'
where in connection with the es
tablishment. .Over near Summit
a force of men are! engaged - in
cutting several million feet ot fir
timber, " and by use of a new
. donkey engine this lumber will
be loaded onto C. & E. cars and
brought , tp Corvallis. In prepar
ation for ; this, ' workmen; are now
building a chute ; on the ,.river
bank at the O. R.:N. :lartding,
where these . cars .from - Summit
will be unloaded and,.the:timber
sent down - the,, chute into the
river. From there it will be
towed by Strong's steam launch
to .the saw mill tor use.
At the mill, a small seven
horse power engine has been re
ceived and will at once be in
stalled for the purpose of oper
ating a dynamo for furnishing
electric lights for the entire mill.
This will, it is thougnt, provide
better light than is at present
available, and in case of an
emergency the mill would be in
dependent in the matter, and
could, if necessary, run all night.
Other improvements , to be
made will be the placing of two
160-horse power boilers to take
ihe place of two loo-horse pow er
boilers which will be removed.
This is done to increase ' the
power and capacity of the mill.
The boilers are " to come from
Minneapolis and will soon be in
Guide to Elections.
It will be seen that - the cam
paign of 1906 really begins dur
ing the last weekv in December
of this year, when initiative peti
tions must be filed if the pro
moters desire to file pamphlets
in support of the proposed meas
ures. The, pamphlets must be
brought to the office of Secretary
of State Dunbar by .December
30. , If the promoters of measures
do not desire to'file pamphlets,
they will have until ; February 3
to file petitions. It should also
be ' explained Z that petitions for
nominations for district officers,
such as circuit judge, district at-
torney, joint senator and joint
representatives, must be filed in
the office of the : secretary or
state, and not in the omces ot
county clerks, and the dates gov
erning nominations for state of
fices are explicable. Theiouow-
ine list contains all the dates of
interest to the voter and the can-
pidate, for -office.
Secretary of State Dunbar and
Attorney-General .Crawford have
fhVfbllowinsr table is the result
of their investigations: .
Registration books opened by
county clerks, Tuesday, January
2nd. . ,
Registration books closed for
primary election, April .iol 5 p
JUgistration books opened alter
primary elections, April 25.
Registration books closed for
general election, May 15, 5 p
Initiative petitions " -
Number of signers required to
initiate laws ' or amendments
7489. . "
Last dav of filine - initiative
petitions, , February 3.
Last day for filing pamphlets
advocating measures, December
30, 1905. , , - ' ,
Last- day for filing pamplets
opposing measures, feoruary 5.
Direct primary election
County clerks give notice ot
primary eleciion not later than
" Last day for filing petitions for
placing names on ballot for state,
congressional and district offices,
March 30. , ' -
Last day for filing petitions for
connty offices, April 4.
Date of primary election, April
Canvassing votes ot primary
election for state offices, May 5.
General election ;
Last day for filing certificates
of nomination for state offices by
assembly of electors, April 19,
" . Last day lor filing nominating
petitions for state voffices, May 4.
" Last day for " filing certificates
of nomination for county officers
by assembly of electors, May 4
"Last day for filing nominating
petitions for county offices, May
19. - - s
. General election, June 4. ?;
In Mad Chase.
MilKeus rush in mad cbaee after health
from .one extreme of faddism to another,
when, if they wonld only eat ' eood food,
and keep their bowels regular with Dr.
Kings New ' Life Pills their troubles
wonld all pass away. Prompt relief and
.quick care for liver and stomach trouble.
25c. at Allen & Woodward drug store;
Comprehensive -. List of
From Many Sources.
"Toe Deviltry of a Lie" was the eab
jett of a discourse at the M. E. church rmade against this hydra of monsters
Sunday evening. Rev. Feese, on ithe j.ne jjar. The liar question is more prac
subject of "Liars," has the followiDjr tical than the liquor, 1 gambling, race
thoughts that may be of interest ; to our jp-ind m0ney, tariff, free trade or Pana
readeis:. ; --i&2'Canal questions.
The word liar, rightly pronounced j , ; shades of controversy pertaining to
sounds harshly.' Many inventions have Uhe right kind of government fade into
bee 1 contrived 'o avoid the grating upoai
c 1 i 1
uur uuei sensiuuiuesuy piam, uiiim
use of the term.: The clever distinction ' liar from our borders. In , all great re
are such as, he unintentionally uttered ) fortnatory movements this greater ques
an untruth; deceived; f1fin-d; Mvari-?iticn seemB to have been ignored or for
gated. Prevaricator is the most delicate ' gotten. Without hindrance the evil of
and esthetic . modification of the term
that our language affords. Sometimes
distinguished, people are accused of
evasions or equivocations.'
Diplomat is another nams for the
"walking, breathing, . living lie." These
niceties are invented really to hide the
monstrocity ; of the t-ue c-l aracter of
lying. They keep pace with the ontward
march of proeress. The word-painter does
his best to cover up the ugliness of tbe
liar.: By " up-to date methods he fairly
succeeds. "1 . " .
There are mummy liars. There are
electric liars. The ancient liar is juBt as
far behind the times as . he -who read by
the grease dip or scrawled upon hardened
mud. . Lies were once uttered singly and
tremblingly; now they come forth mul
titudinously, swiftly and boldly by patent ;
process under the. snpervWju and con
trol of lying syndicates. For the proteo ;
tion of first-class liars a ... prevaricator's"
trust is in process of formation, -r
The trust will claim the exclusive riuht
of the wireless methods." As a monster
it defies everything. Its terrible arms
reach over gulfs wide and deep, nioun.
tains high and steep; that various sys
tems of philosophy may construct
against its fearful encioachmants. - It
is a gourmand, a voluptuary. , Its pecul
iar digestive organs fairly regale in the
absorption of truth. The corrupt, pure;
the ignorant, wise; the coarse, cultured;
the ugly,. beautiful; the obscure, prom
inent; the young, aged many are.the
nullum onugiiug wnu;it,.:ii). serjiujeana
reloetless embrace. ' It is a -vice exceed
ing all other vices in its scope and in
fluence. Its-field for operation is the
broadest. At its command is the largest
number and greatest variety, of agencies
By its subtle methods it can enter
where other vices meet with -stubborn
resistance and ignominous defeat.' - -
Even the confident student and teacher
of Christian ethics, assisted by all the
hallowed influences - arising from the
highest research, lack of ' temptation,
protected dignity and reputation,,-suffers
his character to become ullied y this
slimy and most infamous vice, and then
soothes ) his wounded conscience by
pleading prudence and tact authorized by
moBt excellent jndgment.
That word tact . covers a multitude of
lies. Great danger is . encountered while
exposing the liar to the-world. : Positive
evidence is powerless to shake , his hold
upon it. ... Of course the . 'world is shock'
ed when a great and exalted liar is ex
posed,, but the lesson taught is soon for
gotten. Society lies according to .the
lastest fashion. -Beanty curls her roseate
lips tinted by the powdered paleness of
her face, swings her gait with the elas
ticity ot a padded lorm, and pleads ig
norance to hide the absence of a fund
The tradesman by - constant practice
becomes as skilful in the art eflyinst as
any one in profession, art . ' or trade.
"The just as good,''"the only,'' ""the
below cost,'' "the closing out," "the
underselling bargainer," "the one who
never cheats, "can hold his own in the
field that is free for all. But the skill
achieved is never published upon the
winds.' No one declares himself an ac
complished liar. One philosopher taught
to lie. People would expect nothing
from him butflrst-class lies. He is out
of date. We must not forget that the
world is advancing. . '.We .have not the
time. to be bored by a second class af
fair, with a funeral procession gait and
no capital. :. It takes capital now to - do
busin3ss at the old stand. .Blasphemers,
murderers, adulterers-. and thieves are
few compared with the number of liars.
Evidently Christianity has been turning
its batteries against all other vices than
lying For lying now is undoubtedly
the prevailing and most reprehensive'
vice of it. - - '-
This writer is calm. lie will not call
all men liars. ' He will give the - benefit
of the doubt He bas .aot the time to
unmask .the Dr. .Jekylls and ..Mr.
Hydes. Lying is linked with every -other
Vice naturally tbe most ' dangerous. It
iaaquerry whether 'the .'murderer of
truth may not be guilty of -as heinous a
crime as be who take hnman life,
VTbe lie may ravish virtue, besmirch
piirity, instigate calumny and drive a
dagger to the hilt into the back of an
innocent victim. The home, the state,
(be cbur"h are in greater peril in the
presence of this dread foe - than that of
all the others combined. If the crusade
is to be the event of the hoar let it be
utter insignificance when compared with
" . .
that movement which will remove the
lying las been busily engaged in its
deadly work. ." :
v It now with ghost like approach and
deathfnl grip is throttling the public con
science. Notwithstanding the high or er
o moral and Christian education among
vn all suffer from its dastard conse
There seems to be a justification - for
certain clastes of lives that, weaken the
efforts. Morality may peal forth. Once
the charge of lying was made after very
serious consideration. Now charges of
-'ying come from high and' low places of
public and private character without the
least degree of compulsion, or compunc
tion. This : unquestionably betrays
bow common the crime of lying really is.
The liar is the horror of horrors. : He
embitters the sweets of the bridal cham-
ter; commits sacrilege in the presence
of the dead. . He prevents the righteous
intentions that are brought together in
the council of nations; drives from its
home the spirit of : confidence, purity,
sanctity,' imperils the public -morals
blights every hope by sinking it into
such a state as eternal damnation de-
rees. Prevail against the liar.:
Begin reformation where needed most.
Turn the Woman's Christian Union 1
loose on the liar. The boasted influence
of the press, the music of the poet, the1
Pbillipic of the oratar, the prayers of the
saint should be turned against the liar., -
EXCURSION TO CAUF0F.:;iA.
Under the Auspices of the Oregon
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,.Btops at Sacra-j
men to, San rancisco, ,"aio -Aiwvban
Jose, Paso Bobles, Santa P.arbara and
Los Angeles. Special entertainment
ill accord the party at these points. I
The rate from Portland will be $63 tor
one person, which includes three meals
to be served on diner between Portland
and Sacramento, and Pullman bsrth to
Los Angeles, - A , rate of $68 will be
charged :; where two people occupy a
double berth." -A deposit of $25 is neces
sary on each ticket to secure reservation.
Section reservations will be held until
December 25th. This -is an -excellent
opportunity t to visit California, as the
auspices under which it is given insures
a most enjoyable outing. - -
The exeuraion is to be run only pio-
vided that not lees 12o persons malt e
the trip. All communications in -reference
to reservations, and to - the. trip in
general, should be addressed to Mr. Tom
Richardssn, :Manager VPortland Com
mercial Club, Portland, Oregon.
Don t miss the opportunity to look over our large line this
week; Matchless bargains in rugs and art squares. Some
very pretty Axministers added to our already large stock.
It is not too earl)' to select your
We have a large and well selected stock bought express
ly tor the holiday trade.- Another invoice of pictures ar
rives this week.
(SdDum! find snvd! a3(s ana :
FOR OUR DEAREST
silverware we ask no more than you
would expect to pay for far inferior goods.
We want you to feel able to afiord the
best, whether it be for your table, side
board or dressing case.. So we make a
specialty of fine silverware moderately
priced. We have sets and single pieces.
Standard and special patterns. Every
piece is-fully warranted to wear for years.
We shall be very glad to have, you look
at tbe collection any time.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - ' - Corvallis
'"',-'--...'-:--. - - . f
at Fisher's Hall
Full term $5.00. All lessons private; positively no spectators; i:lassps every
niht, 7:30 to 10; lessons every afternoon, 2 till 5. A complete term consists of the
following named dances: Waltz, Two-Step, Schottische, I'hree-Stepand Five-Step. '
The latest dances taught all dancers at the rate of 50 cents a lesson. Tbe hall and
every facility may be had for all parties of a social and private nature. Orchestra
music furnished for all occasions. For further inforiration inquire at the Hall of
PROF. Cm RAYMOND, INSTRUCTOR
XhB GEM CIGAR
All first-class cigire and tobacco; whist
Christmas and New Year
The Holiday Season is near at hand time to think about your
friends. This store is full of good suggestions and we invite
you to inspect the large stock of magnificent holiday offerings.
A FIFTY DOLLAR DIAMOND RING
.Some ine ilget his ring .for. nothing next January .-. For.
-every dollar purchase you get- a ticket. Ask us to explain.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician. ;
JANUARY 2, 1906
" the special class in Eclectic Shorthand will commence a
raoid course with two to three recitations a day so as to
complete the course
APRIL 30, 1B06
with a speed of , 100 to 150 words a minute. Eclectic is
easy to learn, none as easy to read and none so rapid.
Wo &&i$t thirty studBnts
" to enter this class not : later' than -January 2, and we will
- make 20 per cent, discount to those who enroll December
v 21; commence any time thereafter. Let us talk it over at
. once. . . . ....:" . --.
: I. E. RICHARDSON, President
and pool rooms.
" Four dwois north of postoffice
Ind. Phone 130.