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Corvaijlis, Benton County, Oreoon, Tuesday,. March 2T 1906.
Spirited College Debate on the
In one of the most spirited and
Stubbornly contested debates ever
heard in the college chapel, the
earn representing the Jeffer
om'an society defeated the three
pealcers of the PbiladelpHans in
he third debate of the series for
he Gatch cup. Great interest
was manifested throughout the
contest. The efforts put forth by
each representative team showed
much study and careful prepar
ation. The question disscussed was,
"Resolved, That the Monroe Doc
trine as it is at present construc
ted should be abandoned by the
U. S. Government." The Phila
delphians upheld the affirmative
and were represented by , L. B.
Rucsel, N. H. Gunderson and E
P. Rawson. The Jeffs in sup
porting the negative, were repres
ented bv J. G. Shroeder, H.
Wilkins and R. R. Selleck.
Mr. Russel opened the discuss
oin with a well delivered address
in supporting the affirmative
side. He suggested a few things
that they would advocate and in
a logical manner established
their conception of the
question by reviewing the his
tory of the Monroe Doctrine,
its former intrepretation and its
meaning as construed at the
present time, augmented by
T. G. Shroeder delivered the
first speech on the neg.t. r side.
From the opening, after relating
on habitual comical story, the
speaker began to rebut the af
firmative's argument and ' by
well directed policy, built the
foundation upon which the
negative proposed to stand. He
showed clearly the point . of di
vergence bctweenthefsides and
and closed leaving the impression
that the first speaker's version of
the question was by no means
Mr. Gunderson supported the
policy outlined by his colleague,
but in so doing was unable to
turn the tide ot argument in
favor of the affirmative.
H. Wilkins in a short rebutta
showed the fallacy of the argu
ment advocated by the affirma
tive and in a forceful manner
presented an array of facts that
placed the negative far in the
lead. He showed some of the
things the Monroe Doctrine had
done, and what it must do in the
future. Although it was his
first appearance, this speaker
delivered probably the strongest
argumentative speech of the
The last speaker on the affirm
ative, E. P. Rawson, began by
refuting some of his opponents
speech, after which he brought
out the climax of their argument.
By supporting the two speeches
of his colleagues and advancing
much new material, he made an
eloquent effort to save the day.
He was followed by R. R.
Selleck who closed the main
argument for the negative. The
speaker showed elaborate prepar
ation? In a short time he had
shown gross inconsistencies in
his opponents argument. He
backed his objections with au
thority and after clearing the
field of any established policy the
affirmative could claim, he
opened an argument which
clenched the strong speeches of
his collegues. While probably
tinged a trifle too much with
sarcasm,- Mr. Selleck's speecht
was unquestionably the strongest
of the evening, if not the most
able ever given in the chapel.
Shroeder and Rawson took
five minutes for rebuttal.
The decision was unanimously
in favor of the negative. Judges,
Prof. Holmes, Prof. Nichols and
T. T. Vincent
Willamette Valley com
of which A. Welch is
manager, is carrying on active
opeiations in the Willamette
valley and other portions of the
state in the absorption of valu
able electric lignt, water and
power plants and merging them
into one immense system, says
last evening's Salem Journal
The latest acquisition is the
purchase of the Cottage Grove
Electric couapanv plant from
Thompson & Abrams, the trans
ter of which, property has just
been announced, but the con
sideration is not given out. The
company is also engaged in in
stalling a 200-horse power elec
tric plant at Seaside. The Cot
tage Grove plnt which is of 100
horse power, is being equipped
with new machinery capable o
developing 200 horse power.
It is understood that the Wil
lamette Valley company, which
is backed by Rhodes, Sinkler &
Butcher of Philadelphia, I. W.
Anderson, of Spokane, and A
Welch and others of this city,
is negotiating for the purchase
of plants in Eastern Oregon,
and will extend in operations
into that territory. Besides the
Cottage Grove and Seattle plant
the company has acquired poss
ession ot the Eugene-Springfield,
Corvalhs and Albany plants
Negotiations for the purchase of
the Monmouth and Independence
plants have been reported but
their consummation has not been
We understand that operations
are soon to commence on tne
construction of the electric line
from Albany to this city. The
right of way is practically se
cured. Inaccurate Figures
. The claim is made that figures
from 1905 'will show a decrease
in population in -j. Oregon- less
even tha it i a it 9CfrM0Tmnenc
ing on this matter, the Telegram
says: .. . .t, . .
According to county ; assessors'
returns already "exmined the
total population of Oregon will be
will be less' than that given by
the Federal census of 1900.
In many instances the returns
show on their faces that no at
tempt was made at accuracy, and
this lack of care is of such a
ature that Secretary ot State
Dunbar will hardly be able to
compete the tabulation of the
state census of 1905 until some
time this Fall, possibly not before
next Winter. .
There was no appropriation
made to provide extra help to do
this work, "consequently it must
be done by the regular office
force. The primary and general
elections furnish all the work
the employes of the office can
handle for some time to come.
It will be necessary to work
over time to tabulate the returns
ot the primary election, and to
get the official ballot out for the
The censu returns taken by
the assessor in many instances
were not properly extended. It
will be necessary to go over ail
the papers and check them up,
a slow and tedious process.
With the present help, it will re
quire weeks, and possibly months,
to tabulate the returns properly.
Some Places Yet Unfilled.
Up to date there "are a few county of
fices that no one is eeeking nomination
for oh the republican ticket. For judge,
as previously mentioned, there are sev
eral candidates, but at the hour of going
to press no person has yet filed a peti
tion praying nomination at the hands of!
republicans for the office of sheriff. The
same is true of the treasurer's ofSee,
likewise couuty surveyor.
Among the other offices T. T. Vincent,
as before stated, has filed his petition for
county clerk, Capt. J. W. Crawford and
Emery Newton for recorder, and William
Jolly for re-election aa county commis.
sioner.' There are other offices fo be filed
and it is to be hoed that Kood men will
make an effort to file their petitions as
the time is becoming short
Season Ends With Championship
The closing of the second term
of school marks the end of the
basketball season and never be
fore in the history of sports at
OAC did a team close the season
with such a splendid record he
hind them. By a system of
clean honorable playing, Captain
Cate's bunch? have been able to
bring the state championship to
the college on the hill.
During the previous seasons
there had been some doubt as to
the real championship team, but
this year there can be no mis
understanding. OAC has not
only defeated every . other team.
but in the return games the
orange were always victors. The
Farmers won every game on the
schedule which gives them
title cf champions.
Besides winning from all the
strong teams in Oregon, the boys
defeated two of the best teams in
the United States. The 'Red
Men of Minnesota, who claimed
cnampiOHsmp record, were
taken into camp at a lively rate.
A few weeks after this a tremen
dous crowd filled the Armorv to
witness' the game between the
Meteors from Chicago and the
ocals. This was one of the best
games ever plaved at OAC. The
visiting team played superb ball,
but were unable to defeat the
ocals. In winning this game
the OAC team demonstrated that
they play winning ball.
By defeating the Chicago ag
gregation with ease they practi
cally won the championship of
the West. Although that team
has been defeated, they probably
were the strongest bunch of play
ers west of the Mississippi.
It was not deemed necessary
star team in a written contract
not to defeat OAC more than ten
points j on the contrary, before
the game closed it appetred that
such action might have been in
place had the other team made
such restrictions on OAC
: The fact that every member of
the team is a regular student,
doing good work in .school, and
taking the regular number of
hours prescribed and passing in
them, -makes their triumph
unique. It, is a season of victories
whicn may be appreciated by the
OAC students, and a season
which will long be remembered
n the annals of basket ball
historv. The year. '06 in basket
ball will be paralleled only by
the days of 'Pap Hayseed" on
There is some talk of taking
this team on a tour next season.
Whether tats be carried out or
not we may rest assured that the
boys could play the game with
any team in the united States
and bring back the same trophy
With Swan and Reed, the
heavy weights, as forwards, OAC
had a couple of men' that 'never
met their equals. Captain Cale
at center was always a star, and
he handled his man with ease.
The guards, Rooper and Bilyeu,
received only compliments from
every crowd they played - before.
The following is a list of games
with the scores:
OAC Salem Y. M.
O.S. N. S.
taiuornia outter is coming in
quite plentifully, and as it retails
tor ioc, a square, less than the
home product.- it has: a ' weaken-
iag effect bzi " the pries of ibg
latter. City creamery operators
report, However, tnat tney can
dispose of their daily output at
30c a ; pound, although fresh
cream is' reaching1 them more
plentifully as Spring- advances
Front-street merchants who
have butter consigned them re
port some difficulty in getting
rid of all that comes in, and think
that prices must come down to
meet the imported article witin
a . lew? days, .fancy creamery
butter has been high the past
few months, and customers will
welcome a decline.
Hams and lard have advanced
o. a pound. Prices are firm as
a result of the high price of
hogs; which are mostly shipped
in from Nebraska. Dealers do
not lpok .for lower prices along
these lines until Fall.
' Sugar is considered firm and
wholesalers are stocking up, ex
cepting a further advance.
They advise retailers also to buy
at present figures, because they
think scarcity of raws and a firm
Eastern market may cause yet
- Dressed calves are in heavy
receipt, but prices do not decline.
The scarcity cf mutton and pork
renders the cons umption of veal
heavier than 1 it would other
wise be, and no slump in dressed
veal is feared this season. Ex
press receipts from adjacent
dairies increase from" day to day.
.. Three carloads s of bananas
reached the city from . New Or
leans this morning, five day
behind time. Tne fruit had
been housed on the Northern
Pacific line to keep it from
chilling during the recent cold
snap. Most of it proved to be
id good conditions. v-
New potatoes are in the market
at 4.0c per pound. The retail
markets have been supplied -with
small consignments of new pota
toes from California for some
time,' out tne tuoers are now
nt i 1 nTi hough To appe ar arhlSng
the ; wholesale consignments on
Fresh eggs are steady at 16c,
and no change is looked for this
week.' . Cold storage . men who
have been expecting a 14c market
for some time are now wonder
ing if that figure will be reached
at all. Although no ' outside de-
mand appears, stocks work off
pretty well from day to day.
Price of Logs Advance.
Fir logs advanced another 50
cents a thousand leet in Portland
last week. This makes the price
$8.50 a thousand or within 50
c-nts of the highest price reached,
four years ago, when logs were
"Logs are not likely to be
cheap any more in Portland,"
said a well known timber man
today. "It costs too much now
to log off a track, as the timber
is more remote from navigable
streams eacn succeeding years.
In order to conduct a log
ging enterprise now railroads
have to be built into the woods
aud expensive railroading stock
maintained. Men who are able
to operate in the woods t the
Northwest must have consider
able capital to start with, and
they must be able to bold their
logs if prices do not suit them."
It is expected that the advance
in logs will cause a correspond
ing rise in the price ot lumber
in the near future, should the
demand ' for building materi.il
continue as strong
as at prese: t
A Scientific Monder.
The enres that stand to Us credit mak
Bucklen'd Arnica Salve a scientific wor.-
der. It cared E. R. Molford, leuturc-.-
for the Patrons of Hnsbandary, Wayne--1
horo, Pa., of a distressing case of Pilf
It heals the worst Barns, Sores, Boilr."
Ulcers, Cats, Wounds, Chilblains aD!
Sa't Rheum. Only 25c at Allen V
Wood ward drag store.
CASTOR I A
Tot Infants and Caildren.
Th Kid Tea few Abajj BsngM
THERE IS A GIRL IN THE CASE.
Perhaps it's your intended, or maybe a
daughter. Eitner way if the watch is
one I sold it's a good one.
that keep correct time are the kind I deal
in. it makes no difference if the time
piece I sell you is a silver-cased one or a
iewelled gold-cased chronometer; they
both bear my warrantee. I sell at a - low
margin and that increases my sales. My
goods and prices are both satisfactory.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, ... Corvallia
SIXTEEN TO ONE of
those visiting our store
express their delight and
satisfaction on seeing a
larger and better stock of
FURNITURE and General
GOODS than they expect,
ed. More than that, we
SEE TO IT that all custo
mers are satisfied with
their purchases, whether
great or small.
Here's a Nlco Easy
NEW LINE OF COUCHES.
QIXTEEN TO ONE of , haffimaJ iplfSfc& - S
O those visiting our store aS fij r6Gip
Isat.sfaction on seeing a MAk l OpeMM 1
larger and better stock of WMMMW, I
FURNITURE and General emMi I
We are making a specialty in the form of the latest and most
up-to-date eye glass mounting, ever offered to the public.
This eye glass mounting is "The Heard" guaranteed to stay on
where others absolutely fail."
If you care to investigate call at my store'any time.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.!
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Then come in nd see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it is the best and most complete line ever brought
to your city, consisting of Guns and Ammunition Fishing T ackle,
Base-ball Goods, Bicycles and Sundries, Pocket Knives, Razors,
Sewing Machine Supplies, etc. Gasoline and Dry Cells for sale.
Agent for the Olds Gasoline Engines and Automobiles.
Guns and Bicycles For Rent.- First-class Repair Shop.
AT. M. LONG,
Ind. Phon 126, Rssldenca 324.
J. F. TYLER.
Has just secured the services of one of the finest me
chanics in the valley, and from now on will be pre
pared to do all kinds of repair work from a padlock to a
threshing machine. Guns, sewing machines and locks
a specialty. ,
We have just received' a complete line of 1906 Base
Ball Goods, also a fine line of Up-to-date Fishing Tackle.
FJash lights,. Batteries and Sowing Machine Extras
always on hand. ' .
And Dandruff Eradlcafor
Trade lark BeiisttreJ.
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Company !
Corvailis, Oregon Stf
Rocker only $2.85
CARPETS- ATt COST.
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We Fix Everything!
Trial Solicited. Work Guaranteed.
New Line of Bicycles.