HE CORVALUS GAZETTE Published Tuesdays and Fridays by Gazettk Publishing Company. The subscription price of the Gazettk for several years has been. and remains, per annum, or 25 per cent, discount if paid in advance. BEFOGGING THE PEOPLE.. There appears to be an effort making especially by the demo cratic press, to befog the people of the state concerning the elec tion of United States senators by direct vote. The people are to be beguiled into believing that through the agency of pledge No. I they may elect senators. A democratic journal publish ed in Portland leads off in this effort. In a recent issue it pub lishes an editorial ' involving execrable . grammar, false as sumptions and great mental travail to prove that the people are ' 'getting in the saddle. ' ' It exclaims: "No man who feels that he is a superior to his constituents need go to the leg islature." Certainly not, even though his fellow citizens might desire to become his constituents. "If he considers that the federal constitution imposes upon him the exclusive duty of electing a United States senator without the intervention of the people' he need not make the race. This is followed by a murky para graph intended to show what state legislatures have assumed to be and to do, then by this unwar ranted assertion: "Under pledge No. 1 the candidate for the legisla ture binds himself in the event of his election to abide by the popular choice for United States senate, leaving him no further option" in the choice of senator "than he has in the purely formal, clerical work of proclaim ing whom the voters have select ed for state office's " Then this remarkable editorial, re markable for its dense igno rance if nothing worse, notices the expression of a sudden fear "over the dreadful step. It is always the case when the people either take back some of the powers which they have delegat ed or seek to exercise some of their risrhts which had lain dor mant." The fallacy of all this shines conspicuously just here. The DeoDle never had the right to elect United States senators, so . this cannot be one rights which had lain "of their UUII11CU1U- j " For the same reason they never had power to .elect such officers for the office of U. S. senator did not exist nrevious to the formation and adoption of the federal constitution. The fram ers 01 that instrument lor wise and sufficient reasons decided that the people should not direct ly elect United States senators. If the people desire to acquire the right to elect U- S. senators by direct vote the constitution must oe changed m the manner the instrument itself provides, no one state may make this change; the whole people by di rect vote may not do so. Is is a well established princi ple of law that there can be no contract or binding agreement in violation of law. If pledge No. 1 really leaves the legislator no option in the matter it con travenes the constitution, the supreme law, and is null and void ab initio ine iramers or the primary law had no purpose of enacting a law directly in conflict with the constitution and of requiring members of the legislature to cive a pledge, the operation of which must involve them in the commission of perjury, The federal constitution does impose upon the members of the legislature cf each state in the union the exclusive duty of elect ing United State:? .senators with out the intervention of the peo ple. It is not a very edifying spec tacle when good citizens who should stand, and ordinarily do .stand, for the sanctity of law and its certain enforcement counsel the whole people of a state to violate the paramount law of the land. Were it not that by some sort of shuffle democrats hope to pro fit thereby we should be amazed to see such sticklers for "the constitution of the fathers" clamoring for pledge No. 1. Re publicans should steer clear of such complications and stand by the supreme law. . u . FULTON PRAISED... . Oregon's senatorial represen tation is attracting more atten tion in the East than at Home. Following the courtesies to the junior senator at the time of his appointment, many compliments have been paid the elder member of the state's delegation, One of the brightest editorials that appeared in prominent eastern papers' following Senator Ful ton's able opening of the rate legislation debate in the Senate was that in. the Indianapolis Morning Star, as follows: "Senator Fulton of Oregon aaems to have acquitted himself well in the first noteworthy . ap pearance on the floor of the Senate in debate with men like Spooner, Foraker and Bailey. It is three years now since Mr. Fulton was elected, and he has done his work unostentatiously and well, impressing his ability upon all who have seen him, and yet avoiding the haste with which new senators are tempted to precipitate themselves into discussions. He is a man of fine talents and very great in dustry. His habit of mastering the details of his subject and thinking it through was revealed in his prompt and cogent answers to the questions which were shot at him by the best lawyers in the Senate." There is little doubt in the minds of most members of Con gress that an adjournment will be taken this session some time during May. Following comple tion of work on the rate-regulation bill, Philippine tariff and statehood propositions, there is little of such urgent nature be fore Congress that the members feel it incumbent upon them to prolong this session. Appropria tions are to be held to the mini mum, because of party, condi tions, and the multitude of measures affecting only sections of the country will be subordi nated to the general sentiment for an early adjournment. RUMOR ABOUT C. & E. Connection of Willamette Valley Traction Company. There is reasou for making semi-official announcements that still another transcontinental railroad is headed for Portland, and that, instead of entering from the north, as in the case of the Northern Pacific and Great Northern, it will come through Central-Bastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, says t!:e Tele gram. Furthermore, it can be stated currently that it contemplates coming into the citv over the proposed line of the Willamette Valley Traction Company in event the coveted franchise along Front street is granted by the Citv Council. In svspport of this statement of mtenlion, evidence of which only lacks direct official J confirmation, it is notable that the promoters of the Wil lamette Valley Traction Com pany project has a building op tion on the entire svstem of the Corvallis & Eastern Railroad property, including all of the roadbed, rolling stock and equip ment of the line in operation between Toledo, onYaquinaBay, j to Idanha in Linn county to- gether with a right of way com mittee with Minto Pass, in the Cascade range oi mountains and through Eastern Oregon to Ontario. Acquirements of this will af brd direct rute from the extreme Eastern line of the state to the coast, and an outlet to the Pacific Ocean, but recognizing Port land as, the nafurat comxneieiai center of the Northwest, consum mation ot the deal hinges '.upon action by the ' City Council - on the traction company's, applica tion for the Front strettfranchise; It has been known i that nego tiations for purchase ot the Cor vallis , & Eastern railroad have been pending for several weeks in the East, between A B.. Ham mond and those interested behind the Willamette Valley , Traction Company's project,, but it " has only recently leaked out that a 90-day option had been secured, acception , or s refusal depending upon the outcome . of : negotia tions for a connection with , Port land. , No. official information could be secured, .but it is under stood, from reasonably reliable forces, that the price agreed upon is more thau a million and a quarter. '. " ' V ' Those in position to knew all facts refuse to discuss the sub ject at this time stating that any announcement is premature and without the sanction, but they will not deny that . there is ground for it. When seen this morning Man ager A. Welch, of theWillamette Tiaction Company, declined .to make any statement concerning the transaction, as whatever fact there was in it is not ripe for pub lication, and that all plans were based upon the outcome . of the Front-street controversy. Four miles of valley line graded. The Willamette Valley Traction Company has been con structing Portland-Salem line from the Salem end, has com pleted grades for a distance of four miles, and is awaiting action of the Council upon the franchise question to begin woik at both ends and rush the line to early completion. . Promoters of the Valley Trac tion project have also announced their intention to extend the line from Salem south to Eugene and to put out a system of feeders wherever practicable and feasible. The Willamette Valley Com pany, which is known to have interests in common with the traction company, owns water, electric light and power plants at Eugene, Springfield, Albany, Corvallis and other small Valley towns, including those under the Union Light & Power Company, together . with valuable water power rights on the Santiarn. , Thus it .is not improbable that the two systems will be merged in event of satisfactory developments at this end. This would mean a network of electric and steam railways touching things important, agricultural, timber and mineral section of the Valley, and would bring all products from those points into he Portland market. COUN TRY CORRESPONDENCE OAK RIDGE. Rev. Lanrer wi)l begin meetings Sunday evening a series of at the Oak Grove school house. Emmett Williamson and family left Wednesday for their home at Portland after spending a week yisiting relatives here. Wiley Hainan, of Albany, has been spending the week on his farm pruning and cleaning up his orchard. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Goff spent Sun day as the guests of Mr. and Mrs S. P. Laureuson. Velma Laurenson, while visiting at the home of J. G. Gibson last Wednes day ha J the misfortune to fall down the stair way leading to the basement, break ing her arm near the wrist. Mr r. Green Morris, of Victor, Eastern Oregon, is down on a visit. Shr has been epending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Goff of this neighborhood, after which she will visit relatives ia Linn county before returning home. We have only heard of one man being found dead in his orchard and that was a man by the name of Harris, in Tilla mook county, but it may become quite common when ths farmers are compelled to clean np their old orch ams. P. E. Johnson will file his petition for ja'tice of the peace of Fairmonnt Pre cinct No. 20 in due time to be placed on the ticket; W. D. Morris will do likewise for candidate. Saturday the 24 of this month, is the day set forth for holding the parents' meeting at the Grange Hall in Fair monnt and the good people of this part of the country are making arrangements to try and have one of the best of the kind ever held here. The grangers will do much toward making the meetiDg a success and others will join hands to help the cause along. Superintendent ADVANCE SPRING STYLES IN WASH FABRICS Shadow Silks, Toile de Soleil. Silk Gauze. Arnold's Taffeta. Pineapple Batiste. ' Beetle Finish Dimities. ' Eoliennes. Shimmer Silks. Taffeta Checks. Henley Serge. Dotted Swiss Mull. Embroidered Silk Organdie. Zephyr Ginghams. Penelope Cloth. London Voiles. Wool Finished Batiste. English Chambrays. Embroidered Mull, Eyelet Effects. ; Shrunk India Braid. Complete New NEW ARRIVALS Denman has completed the programs and sent them out to those who are expected to take part in the exercises so that they may be ready to do their part when the time comes to act. The primary election law under which the people "of Oregon will eelect candi date places greater responsibilities upon the individual voter than had o be ac cepted by him under the former system. Under the old method he could shoulder the responsibility of selectiug candidates upon the leaders of the political party to which he belonged and accept or reject their choice as best suited his mind. Under present conditions every in divid ual voter is a leader, and if the selection is bad each is personally responsible. It behooves the voter therefore to scan closely the record and qualifications of those who offer themselves as candidates for office, as well as to examine the utterances which fall from their lips or the statements of themselves and friends to discover if possible hether or not they are sounding as brass and tinkling cymbals. . B ELLF OUNTAIN. The warm rain for the last few days has filled the creeks to the brim and caused grass and crops to take on a more thrifty appearance. Stock of all kinds are wintering in good condition. Last Saturday Bight, at Simpson Chap el a large and appreciative audience assembled to enjoy a social entertain ment under the auspices of the Ladies Aid. The literary and musical pro gram was rendered in the large audience room and was of good selection and well rendered. The Bellfountain Orcbes:ia furnished some fine instrumental music, after which all went down to the base ment hall where lunch baskets were auctioned off. About $70.00 was the result of the eale, some baskets going as high as $5.00 Born on the 15 inst., to the wife of A. H. Buckingham, a so . New telephones are still bein put in. That greatly adds to the von veuience of the whole community. THE STORK BRINGS JOY To the household but how about the mother ? Has she been joyful during the weeks and months preceding the advent? Too many mothers find it a time of fearful anxiety because of the knowledge that they are " not in good heal th." Thev have allowed weaknesses, pains and drains to accumu late till the health is completely under mined and they are "more than discour aged." and all because they have been misadvised by well-meaning friends or maltreated by an inefficient doctor. To all such here is tlie news that there is a remedy that will heal and not hurt. It was discovered forty years ago by Dr. Pierce who searched Nature's labor atory the earth, for the remedial agents so liberally provided therein. He took Lady's Slipper root, Black Cohosh root, Unicorn root, Blue Cohosh root, Golden Seal root, and by extracting, combining and preserving, without the use of alco hol, the glyceric extracts of these natural remedies he has given to the world Dr. Piebcb's Favorite Pbkscbiption, which has to its credit the enviable and unparalleled record of more than a half miuion of cures in the last forty years. "Only those who have given Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription a trial can appreciate what a boon it Is to suffering: women," writes Miss Vinna Seamoro, of 33 Elm St.. Toronto. Ont. "For two years I suffered intensely from female weakness until life was a burden tome. I had distressing:, bearing-down pains so I could scarcely stand up. Had hot flashes, was very despondent, weak, and ut terly wretched. My physician c:ave me treat ments but without success. I tried several remedies but obtained no relief until I be ean to take Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip tion. I began Immediately to improve, and in four months' time I was as well and strong as ever." Constipation cured by Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. - in Simpson's Silk Novelties. Line White Goods. ALL THE TIME. About School Census. The school census for the com ing year will be made this week Tl . . . - , 1 it muse contain the names of all the children actually resid ing in each district of the countv not later than Feb. 25, Only the names of these children who have a bona fida residence in said district at this time can be lawfully included in the said census. Parents living tempor arily in a district ;have no lega right to have their children taken by the district clerk. Any district clerk taking such child ren will make himself liable to a fine of $25. The law requires each district clerk to visit each home and by interrogation of the parents or guardian obtain cer tain necessary data. The clerks should rem-mber that the law does not allow a child over twenty or under four years of age to be included in the census. After the census has been taken the said ' census re port must be submitted to the legal voters of said district at the annual school meeting for correc tions " or alteration which occurs on the third Monday of June each year. Clerks, should bear in mind that they are, not to forward the census reports to the county superintendent, but to retain them until after the meet ing in June. Notice to the Tax-Payers of Bea ton County. . - I have prepared lists of the amounts due from each tax payer, showing the names of each party assessed, and amount of taxes due from each ; if vou pay all jour taxes on or before the 15th day of March, you will deduct 3 per cent from the amount as shown in the list, if you wish to pay only half your taxes you must do so on or before the second day of April, otherwise you will have the penalty and interest to pay, While the law does not requfre me lo accent checks or money orders on taxea, yet I wdu'.J much prer to have the tax payers pry their taxes by mailing to me check or money order, this 19 a protec tion to yourself as well as help to me as Icanirakenp yeur receipts of a night return them by mail and not be rushed so much during the day. Said taxes will through the courtesy of the following gentlemen be found at their places : Summit, at Titus Banney's store. Blodgett, at J. A. Wood's store. Wren, at Richard Wilde's store. Kings Valley, at Marion Frantz's store, Miller & Alcorn's store, and Jacob Chamber's store. Soap Creek, at the store of J. A. Carter. Fairmonnt, at D. P. Mishler's resi dence, at Henry Hector's residence, at T. B. Williamson's residence, at M. V. Leeper's residence, and at the resi dence of F. H. Hughson. Monroe, at A. Wilhelm & Son's store, and at Norwood's & Co's. store. Alsea, at W. H. Malone's store. Willamette, at Norwood & Go's store, and A. J. Jone's store at Ioavale. ; Bellefountain, at store of Woodcock & Taylor, at store of N. Clem. Philomath, stores of Hill & Son, J. E, Henkle, F. P. Clark, Scott & Pugesley, and HoeeB Brothers. f ,t . , M.P.Burnett, 17-18 Sheriff of Benton Counny, Oregon. Frightfully Barned. Ch&s. W. Moore, a machinist, 'ity, vI'h., had -his band fr of Ford friyhffnllv iiied Bui'kien's Arnica Salve with the usual reenl r "a qnick nd perfect cure." li'eateet healer on earth, tor burns, 4'onnd. pores, eeseui and piles. f 25c. iiien Se Woodward, Umgtfi8ts. 500 Telegraph ers Needed.! ; LeaiSi.Telegraphy and Railroad Accounting ' : The activity in - railroad nonetruoiion throughout the Northwest bas created a laiee demand' for comoetent leleurauh operators. We teach telegraphy, thor oughly quickly, ami eeonre petitions lor ur graduates. ' Salary 175 to $91) per mo. Tun oq fee low.. For terms aud particu lar?, w iter faciac lelegrapu lustmite, Portland, Oregon. . ; 1017 Cheap Sunday Ri les Between Portland and Willamette ' : ;; Valley Points. Low round trip rates have been placed in effect between Portland and Willan - ette Valley points, in either diieotioi . Tickets will be sold SATURDAYS AND S-UN DAYS and limited to return on or before the following Monday.' Rate to or from Cor vallis, $3.00 Call on Southern Pacific Co's Agents for particulars. lOltf Notlce of Sherllf's Sale. Notice is hereby (riven tht under and by virtue t :.,. .1 i e 1 r . . 1 1 . perty. issued out of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for the County of Benton, under the seal of said Court and bearing date of February 14th, 190O, upon a judgment duly rendered by &aid Court which Laura liurr was plaintiff and Agnes C. bicEI roy and J. C. McElroy were defendants, said judg ment was rendered in frvor of said plaintiff -nd against the said defendants for the sum of five hundred thirty and fifty one-hun-dredths dollars, with interest thereon at the rate of 8 per cent per annum from said 25th day ot November, 1905, and the further sum of $50 attor ney's fees, and the farther sum of 815.00 Costs and disbursements; and for the Bale of the real prupe. ty hereinafter described, attached in said action; and which judgment was duly docketed in said Court on the 25th day of November, 1906, and which said ex ecution issued thereon is to me directed and deliv ered and commands me to satisfy the said above sums of money due thereon by the sale of the real property heretofore duly attached iu said action, and described as follows, to-wit: Beginn'ngat a point 10.35 chains west of the Northeast corner of claim No. SI, tp. 14, S. K 6. W., run thence West 9.74 chains; thence South 40 chains; thence East 9.74 chains; thence North 40 chains to beginning, containing 40 acres; also be ginning at the Northwest corner of claim No. 67, tp, 14, South Range 6 West, thence East 40 chains thence South 40 chains; thence West 40 chains; thence North 40 chains to beginning, containing 160 acres. Also beginning at Southwest corner of claim No. 44, township 15, South Range 6 West, run thence North 40 chains; thence East 40 chains; thence South 40 chains; thence West 4O chains to beginning, containing 160 acres; also beginning at the Nor beast corner of O. W. JKisor's c'aim run thence West to East line of R. Belknap claim, thence South to North East corner George Belknap's J-Jm, thence East to West line of Laban Sanders ore fourth section line, thence North to beginning-, section 82, township 14, South Range 6 West, con taining 74 aces. Also beginning at one-fourth sec- township 14, South Range S West, thence East 17.95 chains' thence North 20 chains; thence West 17.95 cha;n8- thence South 20 chains, to Beginning, con taining 87 acres. Also lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, and North West quarter ot South West quarter of section 82, township 14, South Range 5 West, containing 57.75 acres; also lots 7, 24, 25 and 26, in Well's and McEl roys addition to the City of Corvallis, all the above and foregoing described real property being and lying in Benton County, State of Oregon. And on Wednesday the 21st;day of March, 1906, at the hour of two o'clock P. M. of said day at the front door of the Court House, in the City of Cor allis, in Beaton County, State of Oregon, I will offer for. sale and sell at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash in band, all the right, title, interest, claim and estate of the said defendants Agnes C. McElroy and J. C. McElroy, in and to the sad above describ ed real property, to satisfy said sums due on said judgment, costs and accruing costs. M. P. BURNETT, Sheriff of Benton County, Oregon. February 15th, 1906. Notice to Creditors. Notice is hereby given tl.at 1he nndersigned has been duly appointed by the County Court of the State of Oregon, ior Bn. m County, administrator of the estate of Henry Holroyd, deceased. All persons having claims against paid estate are hereby required to present the same at the office ofj. F. Yntes, properly verified as by law required, at Cor vallis, oregon, within six months from the date hereof. Dated this 13th day of February. 1906. W . c. JVlCr ADDEN, Administrator of the Estate of Henry Hol- royd, deceased. . The Gazette for Job Work. CASTORS A For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the 2r sG . s? Signature of CazTcUc Have your printing done at the Gazette office. We give you quick service and save you money. T Are You Restless at Night? 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