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Corvallis, Benton Coutvty, Oregon, Fiuuay, March 3 . i
J. R. WHITNEY.
Candidate For Renomination For
State Printer at Republican
Primary April 20.
A mistaken idea prevails to
some extent as to the emoluments
of the state printer and the prac
tical workings of the office. It
is not the big "fat" office it is
accused of being.
In the first place the appropri
ation ior "printing" conveys a
wrong impression. The bien
nial appropriation is not for
printing alone, but includes also
the cost of paper, ruling election
supplies and many sou Her items,
amounting ior the biennial period
to about $23,000. The last re
port of the Secretary of State to
the Legislature will show these
figures to be correct. Then the
State Printer must provide his
own printing plant and pay all
running expenses of the office.
The pay rolls alone for the two
years exceed $25,000. The Sa
lem Typographical Union can
bear out the accuracy of this
statement. The cost of material;
a limited amount ot work done in
outside Union offices during a
rush in the State Printing
office, rent, power, inks and a
hundred other expenses, adds
fullp $ 10,000 more. This makes
$58,000 of expenses which the
State Printer does not get.
Thus it will be readily seen
that when the cost of production
of the printing is taken into con
sideration, the state printing of
fice is not all profit. It is just
like any other printing business.
It costs something to run it.
Criticism I has . for years been
directed at the state printing of
fice and it seems that it stilt con
tinues. The preseut State ' Prin
ter has been accussed of graft, of
dividing the profits of the office
with political bosses, and a fur
ther division for the use; ot the
state printing plant. There is
absolutely no truth in these
statements. I pay $100 per
month rental for the plant and
no more, which is considered a
reasonable rental. I have a lease
duly signed to this effect, and
there has been no division of the
office with any person.
The fees paid the State Printer
are fixed by law, and every item
priuted is measured by an expert
printer, appointed by the Gover
nor, whose dnty it is to measure
the printing and affix the amount
due as provided by law. Gover
nor Chamberlain appointed to
this position Mr. Albert Tozier,
a democrat, a practical printer,
and Secretary of the Oregon Press
Association, whose integrity is
unquestioned and who has meas
ured all printing done and ap
proved all bills therefor in strict
accordance with law. Every bill
for printing is also carefully aud
ited by the Secretary ot State.
Mr. Dunbar is acknowledged to
be one of the best officers the
state has ever had, and his aud
iting stamp of approval is suffi
cient guarantee of honest account
ing. The state printing office is a
target of attack without just rea
son. The heavy cost ot printing
in past years has been chiefly due
to the large number of copies
printed. This has been reduced
by law and the price now paid by
the state for most of the public
printing is not above that charged
by the printing firms of Portland,
and some of it is considerably
less. For some classes of work,
especially where a large number
of copies are required to be print
ed, the price should be reduced
I have given this subject care
ful study, and believe there are
two methods by which the cost
of printing could be kept down
to a minimum. One is to limit
the volume of printing and revise
the schedule of prices on an up-
to-date basis, the same as that of
commercial , printing generally.
The other, is for the state to own
arid operate its own printing
plant, and to pay the State
Printer a reasonable flat, fixed
salary. Either of these plans, or
similar plans along these lines.
which the legislature might adopt
for the betterment of the service,
would meet my hearty support.
My republicanism will be at
tested bv the people of Linn
county, where I formerly edited
the Daily and Weekly Herald for
As a native Oregonian and a
printer of 25 years' experience,
have endeavored to conduct the
State Printing Office in a clean,
business-like manner, and as
candidate for a second term, am
willing to stand on my record.
1 ne books ot trie omce are open
J. R. Whitney.
Fair Play . in Politics.
In, the course of an editoiial
on the subject of "Fair Play'
the Coos Bay Harbor, published
at North Bend, Coos County,
The Harbor's attention has
been called to certain misrepre
sentations about Hon. W. C.
Hawley who also seeks congres
sional nonors. Uircuiars are
issued giving him the title ot
Reverend. Mr. Hawley is a pro
fessor in Willamette University
and is in no wise connected with
the ministry. While a man
cannot have a higher
title than that of Reverend yet
this is supposed to prejudice cer
tain voters against Mr. iiawlev.
What is still a more flagrant
violation ot all ethics and fair
olay is the story bain circu
lated that Mr. Hawlev was at
one time insane and had to vbe
confined in" an Insane" . as'vluin.
The only foundation for -this
was an niness in . which he was
at times delirious? with fever.
Mr. Hawley was never insane.
Any candidate who is not will
ing to stand on. his own merits
but who depends .for his votes
upon injuring ihe character of
another is not worthy to present
the great state of Oregon at the
H. M. Cake, candidate for
United Stated Senator, belongs
to that class of Republicans, who
have never swerved from the
interests of the party. During
his entire career in the State of
Oregon, he has always advocat
ed sound doctrine, and been
found on the right side of all
public questions. He has done
everything he could to preserve
harmony in the party, and one of
his most earnest wishes today is
to see a united and harmonious
republican party. The election
of Mr. Cake to the senate will go
a long way towards wiping out
factionalism in this state.
"The country is tired of fac
tional struggles," savs Mr.
Cake. "The people are entitled
to express themselves freely at
the poles, without the domin
ation of political machines."
The Revival Meetings.
The revival meetings at the Methodist
church are repatted to ba increasing in
interest and indoence. 1 he pastor says
that not a nijjut passed but what some
one is converted and that membership
of the church lias been greatly helped.
The Rev. Mr. Jones has sustained his
reputation as a strong preacher and a
great evangelist. He depends upon the
simple plan, preaching the gospel truth
as he understands it and seems to be free
of any unique or startling methods that
are sometimes employed. The meetings
are spoken of by some as being of the old
fashioned type of fify years ago.
The services are to continue beginning
at 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. On Sunday
morning Mr. Joaes will preach & sermon
especially to the christians and the
church. And in the evening, "What it
is to be lost and, what a man loses in
being lost." At three in the afternoon
a service for children and parents will be
Students do Honor to Lieut. D,
Lieut. Quinlan is in receipt ot
the following testimonial from
the officers or tiie cadet rtgiment
To 1st Lieut. D. P. Quinlan,
Fifth U. S. Cavalry.
Sir: It being rumored that in
the near future there is a probability
ef your being relieved of rtu
Professor of Military Science and
Tactics at this college, we, the
undersigned officers of the stud
ent body, classes, and the cadet
regiment, feel that we are echo
ing the sentiment of every friend
of this institution in expressing
regret at the existence of any
cause which deprives us of your
valuable services and association.
Since your arrival here in
Octnher. mnA. von havp without
, - y f, j 3
intermission oy example ana
precept, taught us the com
prehensive lessons in the military
profession in a manner that en
titles you to our utmost respect
as aa officer of the United States
army and a cultured gentleman.
You have by your unceasing
labors materially increased the
efficiency of our cadet body, so
much so that some of bur gradu
ates have been commissioned in
the Philippine constabulary.
A majority of the cadets spent
a week. in camp at the Lewis and
Clark Exposition last year at a
very slight cost to themselves and
the institution ; this was due to
your vigorous efforts and caieful
conduct of the many and con
tinuous duties involved, . and to
your untiring efforts we attribute
our ability to win all "the prizes
offered in the ; military competi-
You have entered heartily
with us in our labors and pleas
tires and solely through your ef
forts the establishment of the
'Cadet Helping Fund" is about
to become a reality. A number
of poor students have been assist
ed financially by you and we owe
you a debt of gratitude which
we never can repay.
We are all indebted to you for
vour - unfailing coartesv at all
times.- In tendering this token
of our utmost respect and con
tinuous wishes for your future
welfare, it is with pleasure we
attest to this, our unreserved and
unsolicited meritorious tribute
L.Damon, Cadet Col., OAC
L. Bradley, Cadet Capt. Co.,
President Student Body,
Philip Gearhart, Cadet Maior
1st Bat., President senior
Carl M. Stebinger, 1st Lieut.
C. UE," President
J. W. Finn, 2nd Lieiit. Co. "E,"
President sophomore class.
P. H. Cale, President Fresh
Earl V. Hawley, Cadet Lt. Col.
R. M. Walker. Cadet Maior.
H. B. Auld. Cadet Capt. and
G. J. Dodson, Cadet Captain and
C V. Swans, Cadet Captain,
Special Instructor Signal
Geo. A. Cathey, cadet captain,
Special Instructor 1st Aid,
Robert c. Jackson, cidet captain
D. R. Groves, cadet captain co
Geo. B. Von der Hellen, Cidet
Captain CD, "C,"
David Little, Cadet captain C .
Albert P. Tedrow, cadet ciptiin
Kenneth L. Looper, cidet ciptain
Will Review Cadets.
Governor Geo. E. Chamber
lam has accepted an invitation
offered by -Pres. Gatch to revie
I tl ranrts nn the
grounds this (Friday) morning a
The military department s nc
October, IQ04, has been und
the command of Lieut. D. P
Quinlan. At the time that thi
officer assumed charge of the
cadet regiment this body ranked
No. 26 among? similar bodies in
the United States at present wt
are informed that it ranks No. 3
which is a preat tribute to
this officer. During the past
sonth or two the military de
Dartment has been under the
command of Major F. E.
Edwards. The body is a most
efficient one and the governor
will no doubt be pleased with
the showing his cadet soldiers
This is the first time in lecent
years that the commander-in-chief
of the state militarv forces has
reviewed the cadets. This will
bejan incentive to make the boys
do their best. The ceremony or
this especial occasion will be
that of review . After the cere -mony.
will address the students in the
The revival meetings that have been
running for the past three weeks closed
The last few days of sunshine has
caused the men to get the hoe and pre
pare the onion patch.
Some of the Fairmount people are very
much displeased on account of J. J.
Whitney leasing his small tract of i-land
near the lake bridge to a Chinamen
who aims to start into the hog business.
,Mr. and Mrs. Dug. Gibson, of Suver,
SpeuC&undsy wttb-tbe latter's parents,!
Mr. aud Mrs: S. W. Goff, of Oak Grove."
Otto Karetens is going to turn his en
tire attention to raising turkeys, as he
thinks there is good money in the busi
ness if properly handled.
Rev. Laurer organized a Sunday
school at Oak Grove last Sunday. There
will be p'eaCliihg every:fwo weeks as
uual and Sunday school immediately
after preaching services. .
Ben May berry has moved back to the
old home and will werk for his father
the coming summer.
Mrs. Martha Cady returned Sunday
from Linn countv, where she had been
visiting relatives for a few days.
T. B. Williamson, of Oak Gro"f , spent
Tuesday at the county seat on special
The fali grain is looking excellent for
this time of the year aud from present
indications there will b9 an abundait
T J. Bisley still handles the berch at
Fair Gruve anil will coutiuue to do so
for several weeks yet.
D. N. Williamson, of Linn county,
was visiting relatives here Sunday.
Oliver Johnson and sister, of OAC,
were the guests of Prof. Mack during va
Pea 1 1 and Alma Edwards, of Malheur
county, spent tbeir vacation at the boaae
of Alice Edwards. They all returned to
OAC Monday morning. -
Born, to Mr. and Mrs, E l Williams,
on the 21st inst., a son.
Robert Kyle has been having a severe
attack of lagrippe.
A son of Mr. Oaks has the measles.
I rank, binges bas been losing some
sheep lately, the work of coyotes. Young
lambs are doing well these warm day
Peter Whitaker bought 70 sheep of
Mi. Grags, last week: the price
about $5 a head.
George Hall has just completed a ne-it
aod substantial wire . fence around
Two fa-nas have just been sold ov
Crop J are looking fine eia-e the co'
nights bava ra twd av.
Rev. Sharp,' th3! Held orkerand secrf-J
tary for the C. E. ni Oregon aad Wash
ington. win-s.fk hr next Sabbath,
morning nn I --yWitij.'. A larjft? attend
ance and an ' i'lWfei.iujt 1 iy is looked
Pepi4rQ-b i 'T Vi-'i'o -lm twen de-
j tiyeriojC "-" ' int of citizens to
Mip-ir Sv the xranl jury. What's
I the matt. V
THERE IS A GIRL IN THE CASE.
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daughter. Eitner way if the watch is
.remaps irs vour intended, or ma vbe a
one I sold it's a good one.) "-Ji- ;
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 mv sales. Mv
goods and prices are both satisfactory.
(Albert J. Metzoer
Occidental Building, - -"- Corvallis
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.Morethan that, we
SEE TO IT that all customers-
are -satisfied with
their r purchases, whether
great or small. ' .
Here's a Nice Easy
NEW LINE OF COUCHES.
HOLLEMBERG 8 CADY.
We are making a specialty in the form of the latest and most
up-to-date eye glass mounting, ever olfered to the public.
This eye glass mounting is "The Heard" guaranteed to stay on
where others absolutely fail. 3
If you care to investigate call at my storelany time.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.!
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con-"
vinced that it is the best and most complete line ever brought !?SS3
to your city, consisting of Guns and Ammunition, Fishing Tackle, "SJSS
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.
Ind. Phons 126, Residenet 324.
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
srJFZWs. Ve Fix Everything
J Trial Solicited. Work Guaranteed.
'ISfpIP J W TYLER ' New Line of Bicycles. .
r. imn. : Columbias and Ramblers.
Call for City Warants,
,' Notice is heieby given that there is
oney in theTreasnrv to pay all war-
- . :-ts drawn on the general fund and in-
lo-sed prior to October 15, 1902.
There is aio money in the Treasury to
pay all indorsed Street fund warrants,
interest on same will stop from this
Dated at Co vaflis. Oresron. March 20.
Hair Ihvigoraf or
And Dandruff Eradlcatorli
Trade Kirk Registered.
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Ccmpanyij
Corvallis, Qrecen 9tf
Rocker only $2.35
CARPETS AT COST.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the ytt
Signature of C&ojtffeJ&L