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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 19, 1902)
BY B. F. IRVINB.
Official Paper of Benton County,
COBVAIXIS, OREGON JITY 19, 1008,
Benton county never had oppor
tunity to advertise so effectually
and so economically as is offered by
the plan of - immigration men in
town yesterday. It is trained men
. who are behind the railroad
cheme. The best experience that
money can procure and the
best brains that can be retained,
have been putjinto the field by Har
ximan's managers. These are
days of specialization, and what is
true in medicine, the law or other
wise is true in immigration. Mr
Harriman's staff can do more in a
season in attracting immigration
' than the misdirected and unskilled
efforts of untrained men can do in
Benton county people are told
that, if they will prepare literature,
the railroad men will do the rest.
There is no cost for postage, for
transportation or for men to distri
bute it. The railroads interestsand
the peoples interests are identical.
The railroad wants more people in
Oregon to make more business.
Benton county will make a great
mistake if the railroad people's offer
is not gladly accepted. -
THE BOARD MET
COSTS TWO AND A HALF MILLIONS
Charles M. Schwab, manager of
the billion dollar steel trust is to
have a new home. It is to cost two
and a half millions. When com
pleted, it will overlook the Hudson
at Riverside Drive, New York.
From many designs submitted, a
plan has .been practically selected
for the magnificent home. The
favorite plan was finally prepared
in miniature in wax so that Mr and
Mrs Schwab could see every de
tail and appointment of the pro
posed house before making a final
The little wax work house is
one foot wide and two feet long,
and it cost $20,000. The model
was torn down and rebuilt scores
of times, the wax-workers restat
ing it each time to the exact scale
thus maintaining all the propor
tions. With this model, Mr and
Mrs -Schwab were facilit ated great
ly in the selection of a design for
their heme. - In miniature, they
can see-exactly how the place will
look when completed. It shows
the whole Orphan Asylum block,
which Mr Schwab purchased as a
site for the new residence. For the
land, he paid $865,000. The walks
and drives, the building, as well as
the several entrances, and the stone
coping which surrounds the block
- are all shown in miniature. The
architect guards with jealous eye
this little pile of wax. It is always
ccked np in a box when- the man
in charge leaves the room.
The Schwab home will be 75
feet wide and 125 feet deep, with
the principal entrance overlooking
Riverside Drive. The main build
.ing will be four stories in height,
and will be built of granite. The
rear extensions will be of red brick
and the roof of slate. A celebrated
steel expert is laying out the mas
sive frame of the building. Mr
Schwab now expects to eat his 1904
Christmas dinner in the new home.
The products of the steel trust are
sold cheaper in Europe than in the
United States. The tariff enables
it to charge the higher prices
EXCURSION TO ALBANY
For the Oregon National Guard
The Corvallis & Eastern Railroad will
run a special train from Philomath and
Corvallis to Albany on Sunday July 2oth
leaving Philomath at 9:00 a m. Corvallis
at 9;20. Returning in the evening after
dress parade' giving all day to attend
drills, parades etc.
Fare for lound trip from both points 50
cents. . ,
. , r : .
Mordaunt Goodnough will teach piano
organ and harmony in . Corvallis this
One hour lesson, 65 cents
One 45 minute lesson, 50 cents
One 30 minute lesson,35 cents
An Unimportant Session Some of the
Things Done-Routine Work.
With ' all regents present but
Governor Geer and Mr Church, the
OAC board of regents met in an
nual session Wednesday afternoon.
Four hours were spent in listening
to the reports of officers and com
mittees, and in the dispatch of rout
ine business of minor importance
The levying of an incidental fee of
one dollar per term . for each
student, the announcement of
purpose to develop and strength
en the department of house
hold economy and the appointment
of a committee to ascertain and re
port the cost of needed equipment
in that department, and the adop
tion of a measure providing that
instructors with vacant periods in
one department shall render as
sistance to departments in which
there is more work than the in
structors in that department can
satisfactorily dispose of, were
among the more important features
of the session s work. T.he board
also authorized the building com
mittee, consisting of Apperson,
Ualy and Weatherlora to lease a
six acre tract of land adjoining the
college for use of the cadets as a
drill and parade ground, and for
athletic purposes. The tract is a
part of the Hogg property, and the
rental charge is $30 per year.
The fund arising from the incid
ental fee is to meet various expens
es that are not provided for in
funds derived from the Federal and
State governments, and is the re
sult of movements inaugurated by
students, who on former occasions
have petitioned the board to make
the levy. It is. understood that a
portion of the proceeds is to be
used in erecting a high board fence
around the parade grounds, and to
erect a grand stand thereon, all at
a cost of about $500.
The report of President Gatch
announced that nearly 72 per cent
of the students at the college come
irom the farm, and that about 80
per cent return to farm or work
shop. It announced that during
each of three past there had been
an average increase in the attend
ance of nearly 13 per cent. It re
lated that the receipts of the newly
established musical department
during .the past year had been $857
or more than enough to pay " actual
expenses, and announced a vacancy
in that department, caused by the
resignation of Miss Philbrick. It
announced also a vacancy in the
position of librarian, and informed
the board of the necessity of ar
ranging for a matron at Alpha
hall for the ensuing year.
The' report of President Weath-
erford recounted the various items
of property owned by the college,
including the farm of 184 acres,
the various buildings and equip
ment, and the probable value of
each. The total value of the col
lege property is placed at $167,270.
The report also made a statement
of the operation of the Union ex
periment station under the man
agement of the executive com
mittee, including the leasing to
private parties of 200 acres of
ground at $3 per acre, the erection
of a station building, the need of
an appropriation by the next leg
islature of $20,000 for the station.
the conduct there of experiments
in stock feeding, beet seed culture
and experiments with various gras
ses. Among the latter expetiments
was one with Portland Brome grass
Irom which there is now expected
a yield of 2,000 pounds of seed
worth a dollar per pound.
The fiscal operations of the col
lege during the year, are embodied
in the treasurer's' report; which in
part is printed in another column.
The reports of Director Withy
combe and the station committee
expressed confidence that the ex
periments now in progress at the
college with steam silage will ul
timately yield favorable results.
The vacancy in the ' librarian-
ship was filled by the election of
R J Nichols, and the matters of a
matron for Alpha hall and the fill
ing of the vacancy in the musical
department was delegated to Presi
dent Gatch and President Weath-erford,
The salary of E F Pernot was ad
vanced from $1,320 to $1,600 per
vear, the advance to take effect the
1st of next January. Prof Pernot
is at work in the bacteriological
division of the department of agri
culture at Washington for the sum
MUST PAY THE COST
In Which Event the Case Against him
Will be Dismissed
Montie Baker, had a hearing in
Justice Holgate's court Thursday
afternoon. He is the boy' against
whom a warrant for horse stealing
was sworn out by J D Winkle last
Tuesday. He is but fifteen years
of age, and his home is a few miles
beyond Junction. The complaint
charged him with the theft of a
$30 - horse from the farm of Wiley
Winkle last Saturday night.
At the preliminary, the facts
brought out showed that the boy
did not mean to steal the horse, but
that under the law a misde
meanor might be fastened upon
him. He had it seems, been work
ing at the Wiley farm. A difference
arose. Early in the night, he
mounted the horse, and rode to his
home beyond Junction. There he
turned the horse loose, probably ex
pecting it to return home. The dis
appearance of the horse, and the boy
simultaneously led to the warrant
and the subsequent capture by
Under the circumstances Deputy
Attorney Bryson has continued the
case and on condition that the boy .
pays all costs will dismiss it. 1
Income and Disbursements for the
Year The Annual Balance Small.
The available funds at the "Ag
ricultural College for the collegiate
year ending June 30th last was
$86, 566.73: the amount that was
soent was $86,374.32: the balance
was $191.91. Save the balance,
which is smaller, the amounts are
somewhat larger than usual, due
to the construction of Agricultur
al Hall, on which at the end of the
colleeiate vear. over $17,000 had
been expended. The receipts and
disbursements for the year, as
shown by the treasurer's report
were as follows.
BalanCESon hand ItjLy 1' 1901.
State interest 33
Improvement 33 33
Chemical Breakage 064 72
Local station 790 12
Special 1216 H
....$ 2756 61
THEY STILL LIVE
Big Bucks the Sheriff Went to Kill --The
Storm Saved Them.
Sheriff Burnett was among those
who went out early to catch the
worm. He left the day before in
order to get in a first shot at a deer
on the first day of the open season.
He traveled about 30 miles to get
there, and 30 miles to get home.
His party was his son Leo, and
Barber Francisco and his son. They
reached David Tom's in Alsea with
visions of bucks with big horns
and long tails. When they arose
next morning it was raining as it
had hardly ever rained before in
Alsea Valley. The heavens .had
literally opened, and the trees and
grass and streams were all water.
The signs ail indicated that it
would rain and rain and rain;' and
alter breakfast luesday morning
the hunters litout for home, where
they arrived Tuesday evening, wet,
tired and with dilapidated recollec
tion of visions of big bucks they
neiiher killed or saw in the Alsea
Income eop. the yeak
Station-Hatch $15000 00
College Morrill 25000 ft)
State Interest 10362 85
Improvement 537 72
Chemical Breakage ill 03
I ocl Station 1177 61
Soeeinl 31020 94
f S3810 12
Total available funds $ 86506 73
Stitlon .".Iisoeo 00
College 25000 0
State Interest 10409 18 "
Improvement 559 44
Chemical Breakage H97 07
Local StatiOD , - 1972 OS
Special 32237 05
Balance by fi'Xds.
Improvement $ 11 61
Chemical Breakage 178 65
Local Station 165
THEY WATCH THE CHASE
Shingles and all
lumber on hand at
A good blacksmith,
factory work. Apply
kinds of dimension
the Benton County
at the Corvallis
' S. L. Kline
Agent for Osborne farm
ample mowers and binders
prices for 15 days.
And Plan the Day When Fleeing Tracy
Will be Captured.
1 he holders ot pool tickets on
the Tracy chase are watching the
flight of the fugitive with much
interest. They all have an eye on
Sheriff Cudihee and his posse, and
they calculate as expertly as they
can the chances of the officer for
overhauling his quarry.
Each has a day or davs on which
he wants the convict captured
That is the dav tor which he holds
a ticket or tickets. If the capture
occurs on his uay, he gets the $5
that is in the pool. Each ticket
costs 25 cents, and 20 were issued.
The tickets began to expire a few
days ago, and they so continue,
one per day until the early days of
August. One sport has nearly all
of August for his ticket.
The holders figure that tickets
from the present up to the 26th or
28th of July are most likely to win.
That is, some do. Those who hold
tickets for later dates claim to think
otherwise. All of them seem to
take it for granted that the convict
will ultimately fall into the hands
of his pursuers.
WHAT IT IS WORTH
All the Property at the Agricultural
y- College The Presidents Figures.
In his annual report to the gov
ernor, read at Wednesday's meet
ing of the board of regents, Presi
dent Weatherford recounted the
various properties owned by - the
college, and placed a value thereon.
The total value, according to these
figures, is $167,270.
The various valuations are as
Farm, 184. 32 acres, $25,000.
Administration building, $25,000
Agricultural hall, $42,000.
Mechanical hall, $23,000.
Cauthorn hall, $15,000.
Alpha hall, $4,000.
Horticultural building, $2,500.
Chemical building, $4,000.
Power house, $6,000.
Heating plant, $26,000.
Water plant, $2,000.
Lighting plant, $3,000.
Mechanical hall plant, $12,000.
Creamery building, $500.
Farm machinery barns $2,500.
Blachsmith tools, $500. ,
Chemical plant, $3,000.
Agricultural plant, $1,500.
Printing office, $2,500.
Power house machinery, $1,000.
Photo and Bacteriology, $1,000.
Livestock, $1,500. .
Library, 3270 .volumes, $3,270.
Total, $167,270. .
MISCELLANEOUS RECElPrS AXE DISTMBCTION
Amount.....' 509 89
Local Station 494 39 -
Improvement 15 50
Amount 523 26
Local Station 505 57
Improvement 16 69
Amount S S7
Improvement 8 37
Amount 523 SI
Local Station 26 65
Improvement. 497 16
Amount 1"0 00
Local Station 150 00
DI-BL-RSEMENrs BA SALARIES
Salaries $1000 00
Incidentals S07 84
Total $ 2407 34
Salaries $W0 00
Inc-Heutals 2706 97 '
rotal 5786 97
Salaries , $.080 03
Incidentals 2200 72
Total 3280 72
Salaries 1600 00
Incidentals 302 27
Total 1:02 27
Salaries .- 4724 00
Incidentals. . , 809 92
Total . - 6533 92
Incidentals 1197 07
Salaries 1320 Oo
Incidentals 14 06
Salaries 2432 55
Incidentals 63 08
Salaries 4S20 09
Incidentals 906 22
Salaries 1560 00
Incidentals 34 70
Salaries 120 00
Incidentals 162 25
Salaries 3S0 00
Incidentals 822 33
Salaries 720 00
Incidentals 1 84
Salaries outside departments
Salaries 17815 00
Incidentals 233 00
Incidentals 486 55
Traveling expenses $
Telephone anu wriogiaiiw
Tools & Machinery
Miscellaneous labor -
Cauthorn Hall -
Miscellaneous & Current
Buildings Station new
Agricultural Hall new
Coast and Mountain!
4070 00 i
Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that there is
money on hand at the county treasurers
office to pay all orders endorsed ana
marked not paid for want of funds up to
and inclnding those of March 5th I902,
Interest will be stopped on same from
Dated Corvallis, July 16th, I902.
: . W. A. Buchanan,
Treasurer of Ben ton County, Oregon. .
Wanted. . a
Parties havinar a eood stock farm to let
can' find a desirable renter by applying
to H W Kaupisch at the Cieamery.
It will pay you to investigate goods
and prices at J H Harris You can' save
money. ' ' , : . '
Colbert & Gregory Manfy. Co.
Sash, doors, moldings, furniture and
eneral finished lumber. . :-
South Main St. Corvallis Ore.
Sewing Machines Repaired
Ey Cair Austin, the White sewing
machine agect, by notifying Stewart &
Sox, Abany, Oregon. Charges reason
be std woik uranted, -
-,; For Sale
Three good milk cows see
s A Fllershner
Ladies Duck Skirts 50c
Ladies Storm Kubbers...... 40c
Ladies Box Calf Shoes l 60
Ladies Heavy Kid Shoes 1 60
Ladies Light Kid Shoes... 90e
All goods sold at a reduction during July
JB H. . HARRIS
Our mid-summer sale is now running in full blast.
Big bargain's in all summer goods, liberal reductions all round
....except Douglas and Walkover shoes, bull breeches, Mon
arch white shirts and overalls.
' Big cut in men's, boys, and youth's summer shirts,
Straw hats at less than cost.
Big stock of harvesting outfits just received.
Our new fall stock will be in transit Aug 1st "it . wilj
be a hummer."
I THE 01ILY OHE HADE
.Weir Stone Fruit Jar.
will not crack when hot fruit
is put in.
can be sealed or un-sealed by
never breaks when being se
aled or un-sealed.
excludes the light as well as
R1TI A Rl enables the user to know if
I HA contents are keeping by a
A MIA A
3 SIZES 3
Pints, Quarts, Half Gallon
at Redes' grocery
Job Priottag oeatly done
Corvallis Times Office."'