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Corvallis Times
Official Paper of Benton County.
These are days when there is a
strong drift in sentiment to men of
the better class for public place.
For decades, the social and political
forces in this country have moved
all too smoothly in a groove, where
in the public conscience was over
dormant. Late disclosures and ex
posures of graft and of high 'and
frenzied finance have made almost a
universal demand for the best man,
and the best only, for public place.
The movement is the harbinger of
a better day, for one of the chief
weaknesses in our system is the
wellknown fact that the men of
highest character hold aloof from
the dirty mess of politics.
In full harmony with the new
drift is Governor Chamberlain's
selection of a new senator for Ore
gon. The appointee is a child of
the state, and in every particular,.!
a product of Oregon. He was born
54 years ago in Umatilla county,
while the emigrant train that was
bearing his family across the plains
into frontier Oregon, was halted
for a few days. He was reared to
manhood on French Prairie, Marion
county, where shortly before there
had been ushered in the beginnings
of civic organization in which the
pioneers set up a government for
themselves. The growth of the
provisional society and the waif of
the emigrant train, were contem
poraneous, the one into a power
ful and populous commonwealth.
the. other, into that character of
man that makes for the satety of
human society.
Nature bestowed unusual talents
on Mr. Gearin, and 54 years of well
spent life in the state of his nativ
ity have rounded him into a man
fully typical of the new ideal, of
public servant. He is for honesty
and probity in public or private
Dlace. rather than for graft and
greed;-he is statesman, more than
politician, patriot more than par
tisan, and, will be interested in
policies and measures, more than
in offices and office-hunters. He is
for all Oregon, rather than for a
small part, and is for all classes,
which is the masses of the people,
rather than for a privileged few.
Though a democrat his mental ho-
whatever of good there may be in
measures urged by republicans,
which is more than is true of all par
tisan senators. With the best
policies urged by the president, Mr,
Gearin is in perfect accord, where
in he will be a better senator for
the country, and for Roosevelt than
is many a republican. He is, in
short, a man whose force, talents,
and polished address, will command
the respect of the senate, will reflect
credit on the state he stands for,
and who, in the brief term allotted
him, will be a helpful and health
ful representative for Oregon to
have in Washington.
Charles B. Moores of Salem has
withdrawn from the field as a con
gressional possibility. Though
genial and warmhearted to a re
markable degree, Mr. Moores is a
man to whom the toadying, hand
grabbing and prostration of self, in
cident to vote-hunting was hateful,
and his intimate friends know that
this had much to do with his with
drawal. In his letter, announcing
his purpose in Wednesday's Ore
gonian, Mr.., Moores ascribes ill-
health and other reasons, all of
which doubtless have something to
do with his determinotion to .re
form. An inference that is the
outgrowth of his withdrawal is that
Willis C. Hawley, of Willamette
. University, is likely to enter the
field. Mr. Hawley was born in
Benton county, is a man of great
ability, and good timber for a con
. gressman. , .
2,000 yds Mill Ends, yard wide
unbleached muslin, 6 1-2 cents a
yard, value 8 1-2 cents,
J.M. Nolan & Son.
And Next Week Argument on Liquor
Cases Expected in the Morning.
There is a piospect of argument
in the Corvallis liquor cases at nine
o'clock tomorrow morning before
Judge Harris at the court house.
The term of court that was adjourn
ed three weeks ago will convene at
that time, and in a letter to County
Clerk Moses, Judge Harris requests
that attorneys in the liquor cases
be notified that any motions or de
murrers they have to offer may be
argued at that time. It is known
that the defense contemplates mak
ing a motion for a change of venue
so that the-trials may be hid in
another county. Lawyer Fred
Weatherf ord spent the better part
of two weeks securing affidavits to
be used in an effort to get such
a change of veuue. A number of
people signed the affidavits, and
many persons who were interview
ed on the subject, declined to do
so, In the affidavit the statement
is understood to be made that the
defendants cannot get a fair deal
in Benton county. Those who sign
the affidavit not only make the
statement, but they have to swear
to it. Since jurors take a solemn
oath to try cases according to the
law and evidence, and since in the
examination before being accepted
they again solemnly aver that
they can give the accused a fair
trial, the effect of the affidavits the
attorneys will present will be to say
that Benton county jurors would
perjure themselves in order to con
vict the defendants in the liquor
cases. It is a statement so broad
that there will probably be some
curiosity as to the affidavits. The
latter will probably be filed in the
court tomorrow morning.
The jury for the coming term of
court is to be on hands at nine
o'clock Monday morning, which is
the time set for beginning the trials
of the liquor cases. It is under
stood that the hearing of the latter
will be practically all the business
to come before Judge Harris at this
term. The trials, so far as the
slate is concerned, will be in the
hands of District Attorney Bryson,
with whom Judge McFadden is to
be sssociated. District Attorney
Brown will not be present on ac
count of the pressure of business in
the southern part of the district.
There is very little interest lo
cally in the liquor trials, Origin
ally there was some interest in the
cases, because when Mike Kline
came to town and said that he
could run a club here and dispense
liquor at will, the local option law
to the contrary notwithstanding,
the proposition struck the people
as curious, and curious things al
ways attract attention and enlist in
terest. People had seen the saloons
driven out of business by the local
option law. They had seen lour
saloon keepers fold their tents, haul
down their signs and submit to the
inevitable. The sudden announce
ment that Mr. Kline had found a
way to evade the law and dispense
beverages without fear of punish
ment made people wonder and they
became interested in the experi
ment. When there was an arrest
of Kline and his officers and a trial
of the case there was some interest
as to what the outcome would be,
such an interest as was naturally
incident to a curious proposition.
On the part of some people there
was some feeling. As, however,
the trial of the cases in the justice
court proceeded, interest died out,
and at the last of the hearings,
scarcely a baker's dozen of people
cared enough about the trials to at
tend. '
For the Council . Chamber Contracts
let No More Police Court There.
The contract was let yesterday
for the complete repair of the
council chamber. The plans in
clude two coats of kalaomine, new
wainscotting to a heighth of four
feet above the floor, the painting of
the woodwork on the interior, the
varnishing of the furniture, and
other improvements. Lewis &
Smith have the contract. The
work is to cost $55.90.
Besides these improvements there
is to be a new carpet, a new stove
will be added, and other changes be
made, putting the chamber into
condition appropriate to the pur
pose to which it is applied. For
months the place has been so ugly,
in its dirt and defacement as to be
a disgrace to the town, s After be
ing refitted, the chamber will not
be used any more for police court.
The latter will be held in an ad
joining room, which is very well
adapted for the purpose. The im
provements are expected to be com
pleted by the beginning of the new
year. - 1
Games, all kinds cheap at Hodes
gun store.
Died in Portland Mistake Police
Made-"Ab" Wooley.
A. B. Wooley, for many years a
resident of the vicinity of Corvallis,
and well known to all oldtimers,
died in Portland last Sunday night.
He seems to have fallen in a fit on
the streets of the city. Saturday af
ternoon, and was picked up and ta
ken to the city jail in the belief that
he was drunk. The facts in the
case are related as follows in the
Not drunk, but having fallen
n a fit, A. B. Wooley. jyas picked
iup by the police last Saturday af
ternoon and conveyed to the city
jail in a patrol wagon. He was
locked up in a cell as being intox
icated, until Captain Moore discov
ered that he was injured in some
manner. A physician was sum
moned and about three o' clock Sun
day morning the man was taken to
St. Vincent's hospital, where he
died at 10 o'clock.
Friends of the dead man called
upon Acting Chief of Police Gricz
macher, yesterday morping, to cor
rect the impression of drunkenness
that had gone abroad, and to ex
plain that Mr. Wooley was a total
abstainer, a Grand Army veteran,
and that he was a good man. He
was aged 60 years and lived at St.
About twenty years ago, "Ab"
Wooley left Corvallis and went to
Wisco to reside. He remained at
the latter place until a year ago,
when he sold his property and re
moved to St. Johns. He served
throughout the Civil war as a Un
ion soldier, and was a member of
W. T. Sherman G. A. R. post of
Wasco. He was an honest, up
right man, and as such, during his
residence in Benton, as well as in
Wasco, he was esteemed and hon
ored by all who knew him. - He
was a brother of Mrs. Henry El
liott, who resided for several years
each at Corvallis and Monroe. :.. Mr.
Wooley served a term or two as
city marshal of Corvallis.
For Corvallis - Police Is Located in
Former Metzgar Jewelry
Corvallis has a new police head
quarters. Ever since Police Judge
Greffoz's late place of .business
went into other hands, the office of
the chief of police has been mainly
under his hat- A sort of an: office
was maintained with Police Judge
Yates, but it was off. the street and
altogether unsatisfactory for a man
who has to have his eye' on the
principal street. It has all resulted
in the renting by the city of an of
fice for the chief of police, and a
new headquarters is ii full oper
ation and effect. The spot 'is the
room recently occupied by Metz
gar" s jewelry establishment. It is
only seven feet wide, but that is
ample. The furniture comprises a
stove, a desk, two chairs, a tele
phone, one electric light, and the
long bench that so long did duty
for John Rowland others of the
brethren under the maples in front
of the Rose cegar store. Perhaps,
besides thes articles, there is a bil
ly club or two, a pair or two of
bracelets and two or three automat
ics, and other articles required by
those who defend the peace and
dignity of a municipality.
The place is centrally located and
very well suited to its purposes. It
is available for the nightwatch at
night, where a convenient tele
phone is available for many pur
poses. The telephone number is
343, on the Independent linel
Remember with every dollar's
worth you buy at Pratt's you get a
ticket on the Diamond Ring to be
given away. ; , -
New and second hand Pianos and
Organs; also other musical instru
ments, for sale or rent. First door
norch of Hotel Corvallis.
. R. N. & E. E. White.
The housekeepers' sale, given by
the M. E. ladies, begins Tuesday
at 2 p. m., Farmers' Hotel. Re
freshments served during afternoon.
Affair concludes Wednesday with a
big chicken pie supper, from 5 to 9
p. m. Everybody invited. Sup
per 25 cents.'"
Fine lot of harmonicas at Hodes
gun store. . -" "'"
This cold chilly weather you
need something to protect your
chest and lungs. Nothing will
protect you like one of those
"Frost King" or "Frost Queen"
Chamois Vests, at Graham &
Get your boy a 22 Stevens at
Hodes gun store.
A Brilliant Array of Tempting
This week J. M. Nolan & Son sound the Christmas note that all have been waiting for. We are happy to say
that never in the history of this store have we been so well prepared to meet the wwWa of the people. The shelves and
cases are crammed fnll, and during the days before Christmas our show windows wrl sparkle and glow with the
brightest, ric beet and most suggestive holiday goods ever display ed in Corvallis. Cb ristmas is onlv a short two weeks
awav 8 shopping days just enough time to do all jour buyig comfortably. During Ihesyew days we want every
man, woman and child in the city to visit our store. We urge you to come because we know we can save you money.
All the wanted and desirable articles have been marked so low in price that they are placed within the reach of all
the humble as well as the more well-to-do. Below we offer a list of timely suggestions of useful things that will make
very appropriate and pleasing gifts. Price quotations barred f rem this advertisement a personal examination of our
wares, and the prices, will prompt you to loosen your purse-strings. Come today; its timei
Suggestions for Gentlemen
Handsome Neckwear
Comfortable Suspenders
Hose and Gloves
Jerseys and Sweaters
Fine Top Coats
Good Raincoats
Woolen Underwear
Soft Bosom Shirts
Stiff Bosom Shirts
Hawes Fine Hats
Douglas Fine Shoes
Beautiful Smoking Jackets
Lounging Robes
Silk Mufflers
Silk Handkerchiefs
Initial Handkerchiefs
House Slippers;
New Cravenettes
A Snit for the boy
Trousers for the man
Cuffs and Collars
Cuff Buttons
We are offering a splendid line of Men's and Boys
Suits and Overcoats at low prices
We all take pride in appearing in our best on Christmas and New Year's days. A nice new suit will bring
smiles to members of the household and make you feel like a prince. Select and fit one at this store and surprise
mamma Christmas day. It will be worth trying and besides you'll have a good suit to wear all year roaud. When it
comes to selling "wearing quality" clothes, this store is right at home. We always handle the best in every line.
The Ladies' Dress Goods Department
is sparkling with the latest and most popular patterns on the market. It will do yon good to feast your eyes on some
. of the lovely ideas.
for the yfiiji iAiynj
MAN 'Agjyff'g 'WOMAN .
Closing out Sale
Pianos 6c Organs
Mr- M. A. Goodnough announces his
retirement from the music business in
Corvallis and offers to the people of this
city instruments below cost. Prices ab
solutely cut no figure on the elegant
NEEDHAM goods which will be closed
out this month. Call at residence near
4th and Jackson.
Wet Feet
Just because the old style rubber shoe
made your feet swell, sweat and tired,
you run a chance without them, of tak
ing a bad cold. That is one reason why
For Hen anR Women
is so popular with folks like you. It
gives all the protection from the wet and
dampness, and yet there can be none of
the nld unhealthfulness and discomfort .
Trv a pair, for sale by
& SON.
Large assortment of, balls at
Hodes Sun store.
Largest line of matting in the city at
The Gem is a pleasant place to
spend the evening.
Wood to Sell Stumpage.
want to clear some land and have
2,000 cords of fir and oak grub wood to
sell. First come gets first choice of
Umber tocut.
G. A. Cooper,
P. O. box 218.
ell 'V -'..-S
Economical Holiday Shoppers
ts Quality, Not
Price that Makes
a Bargain Here.
Hodes' Grocery,
, M. M. LONG'S
Bicycle Sc Sporting Goods Store
We aim to keep ahead of the game have any
thing from a trop to a goose load. '.Something new on
every freight. No old stock, everything fresh.
Guns and Bicycles for Rent
' A full line of sewing machine supplies, foot balls,
basket balls, boxing gloves, punching bags, gymnas
ium suits, hunting coats and vests, belts, gun cases;
duck decoys, duck and goose calls, pocket electric flash
lights, knives, razors, etc. We can fix anything that
is fixable in our repair shop. 2 doors south post office.
Store Phone 126. Residence Phone 324.
Offerings for
Helpfa Hinth for Ladies
Silk Drss'Patterns
Wool Drejls Patterns
Velveteen, Suitings
Cloaks and. Furs
Shoes and Slippers
Silk Umbrellas
Elegant Neckwear
Gloves and Hosiery
Nine White Blankets
Mannash Shirts
Silk and Lace Waists
Linen and Silk Handkerchiefs
Scarfs aud Circular Shawls
Pillow tops and Cushions
Silk Opera Bags
New Hand Bags
Pocket Books
Black Silk Petticoats
Colored Silk Petticoats
Indian Blankets
for cozy corners
Mexican Drawn Work

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