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BY B. F. IRVINE.
Official Paper of Benton t'onntr,
CORVALLIS, OREGON Jl lY 26, 1903.
SHOULD STAND TOGETHER.
The public ordinarily sympath
izes with union labor and union
labor movements. The way for
union labor to continue to hold
public confidence and sympathy is
"through rational conduct. The
union cannot afford to force upon
employers incompetent or unfaith
ful labor: The man who receives
$6 ter day for his service must do
-$6 wbrtli of wotk and good work
at tiiat, or the employer will lose
money on him. If the employer
cannot employ men at a profit, he
cannot afford to employ them at all.
He has his own engagements to
meet and his own contracts to ful
fil, and the responsibility of meet
ing them rests on him alone,
Therefore, when an employer de
termines that a given employe is
not worth the wage he receives and
discharges him, it is a discreet and
proper act, and union men m at
tempting to force his retention do
that which is unjust to employer
n-nrl wroTie- in the siffht of a dis
criminating and fair-minded public,
Acts of the sort continued will ul
timately divorce from union labor
its best and strongest friends, the
employers and the public and with
out these, it cannot thrive.
When contractor Snook employed
. a plasterer at $6 per day, and be
cause the latter's work was sot
satisfactory, subsequently discharg
ed him, he acted entirely within
his perogative as an employer. It
was a measure of protection to him
self. He is under contract to build
and deliver a properly constructed
building. It is stipulated in the
bond that the workmanship must
be standard. To save himself, he
must not permit tht work to be
done by incompetent workmen.
The union should realize this. It
should insist that only fully com
petent workmen should expect
places. To insist on the employ
ment of incompetent workmen is
unjust to the union itself. It opens
opportunity for lazy and shiftless
men to hold places, and there are
many of them, They-join the union
for the chance of imposing upon it
and upon employers. The union
cannot afford to stand by them, and
employers cannot afford to employ
them. The interests of the union
and of the employer in this as well
as in many other matters, are
identical, and they should stand
A Long List Ordered Paid at the Reg
ular July Term of County Court.
Continued from last issue,
The following bills were, allowed by
the county court of Benton coanty, Ore
gon at the regular July term 1902, there
FELL TWENTY FIVE FEET
James Morgan Dropped From the Top
of a Pile Driver Bis Injuries
James Morgan, employed about
the pile driver used in . the con
struction of Mary's river bridge at
Corvallis, had a 25-foot fall Thurs
day,and escaped almost unhurt.
Though he alighted partly on the
iron weight used in driving the
piles, he has only a few bruised
spots, and was able to be about his
duties as usual yesterday.
The accident happened Thursday
afternoon. The huge iron weight
had been hauled up to the top of
the driver. The brace that holds
it in place, preparatory to the drop
had been adjusted. Morgan was at
the top of the driver, which in
turn was mounted on the south ap
proach of the bridge where the
piles are being driven. Suddenly
the brace broke, and the weight
dropped. Morgan was unprepared
for it, and was jarred from his place
by the concussion. He lost his
balance and dropped downward
swiftly. . It was a sheer 25 feet to
the bottom of the pile driver. Be
fore he landed however, Morgan
seized the rope used in lifting the
weight, and this so broke his fall
that he escaped with only slight
injury. It was an escape - border
ing on the miraculous.
Shingles and all
lumber on hand at
kinds of dimension
the Benton County
- S. L. Kline
Agent for Osborne farm "machinery,
sample mowers andbinders at factory
prices for 15 days.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powdet
Awarded vJoId Medal Midwinter Fair Sin Francisco,
A R Locke road work
C I Starr "
A Hacker '
JE Henkle "
Rufus Skipton "
TasBa Men .
Geo Cooler "
Wm Whitesides "
John Bristow "
M B Long
Lou Grav "
W 3J Alford
Ezi a Watkins "
Louis Fridley "
Ray Hen tie
Albert Watkins "
Albert Schriber "
Ohas Franklin "
D Hood "
Henry Smith "
Terrv Brown "
Michael Coffee "
Wm Huggins "
David Lemasters "
Robt Richardson "
Bert Lemasters "
John Carpenter "
Henry Witham "
J D Wells ..
Turner Wooley ' '
j H Matley "
A A Newton "
Geo E Cooper "
Bailey & Dennis blacksmithing
G Hodes powder etc
H L Bush sal assessor
H W Grimshawwork on ierry
J W Baldwin "
J A Wood work elec booth
W J Headrick supr sal
A T Wilson rd work
J T Aldrich bridge work
Allen & Woodward stationery
Glass & Prudhomme books and
P S T & T Co telephone
Willis Vidito bal mil judge elec
T T Phillips repair rd tools
Fruit & Schick hack and team
Virgil E Watters telegrams
G G Peek corduroy Alsea road
F G Blumhart reps ferry boat
West Newton rd work
Lee Henkle rent voting place
S L Kline mdse co poor
J H Simpson hardware
K M Wade
T B Williamson reg voters and
A L Clark reg voters and work
booth ' -
Fred H Frances reg voters and
E Holgate canv elec returns
H Underhill canv elec returns
Wm Knotts com sal
R S Irwin
First Nat Bank rebate taxes
E E Wilson return divorce fees
Moore vs Moore
Adams vs Adams )
J R Fehler supr salary
H J Reese supr salary
H J Reese assgd vouchers
T H Cooper dept supr sal
John Rickard "
Graham & Wells stationery
J E Henkle gravel
Commercial restaurant meals
B C L Co lumber
City Transfer Co drayage
W L Price reg voters
Gao Beamis road work
T B Williamson assgd vouchers
R D Hodges rd work
First Nat Bank assgd vouchers
a aft 1
. 9 00
A Committee in the Field From Citi
zens' League To Advertise
A movement is taking shape by
which citizens hope to raise funds
to put a large amount of literature
descriptive of Benton county into
the hands of Eastern people. The
promoters have in view the accept
ance of the ofir of the immigration
bureau of the flarriman lines. The
latte? agree pat the literature in
the hands of people of the East and
Middle West," free of charge, pro
viflg4 Bato county people will
; supply tne SHiV?"i9"!s- fuaner, JL ne
offer was made when a number 01
Harriman people visited Corvallis
The present local movement was
inaugurated by the Benton county
Citizens league- A meeting of
the executive committee was held,
and the proposition was discussed.
Several suggestions were made, and
it was finally determined to ap
point a committee whose business
it should be to raise funds. The
committe is S L, Kline, Robert
Huston and Henry Ambler.
The committee has the matter in
hand. The plan is to print 50,000
copies of an eight-page pamphlet.
The estimated cost is , $400. The
committee thinks. Philomath and
vicinity may be willing to raise
$100; that the county court might
be induced to appropriate $100; and
Corvallis and vicinity raise the bal
ance by subscription. The com
mittee will endeavor to carry out
this plan, if co-operation of all par
ties interested can be secured.
The proposition for the new
pamphlet instead of the souvenir
published last year, is that the, lat
ter is too bulky and too expensive
for free distribution. There are
still a large number of the sou
venirs on hand, but they will
continue to be sold at 10 cents per
copy. : '
WRITES IN BOOKS
J A Wood " "
Walter Read rd work
Riley Matheny '
Alvin Mathany "
Otto Read "
Geo Harris "
First Nat Bauk assgd vouchers
W I Price rd work
Andy Rickard rd work ,
First Nat Bank assgd vouchers
If - f 4
E M Dodele road supr
D B Farley supr salary
D B Farley assgd vouchers
G H Waggoner sal survey sr
First Nat Bank assgd orders
VICTOR P, MOSES,
8 20 j
6 80 1
FIFTY THOUSAND GONE
No More Money for Scalps County
Clerks Will Issue Certificates Now.
County Clerk Moses has received
official notification from Secretary
of State Dunbar that the scalp
bounty fund has been exhausted,
and that no more money is avail
able for bounties or scalps. There
was $50,000 of it, but the whole
amount within the year and a half
since the legislature was in session.
has been expended in payment
of claims. The instructions from
the secretary are to issue certificates
for such scalps as are presented,
and these' will be audited in the
secretary of state's office. Then
if the next legislature sees fit to
make another appropriation to cov
er the deficit and for future boun
ties, the certificates will be redeem
ed in due time.
It is said that the legisiature will
be asked to make an appropriation
of $60,000 per year hereafter.
A Type-Writing Machine . That Does
it Is at the County Clerk's
Over at the county clerk's office
there is a type-writing machine
that does reccrd work. Copying
done with it by Clerk Moses in the
big record books is most beautiful
work. The type is clear cut, the
lines are symmetrical and each word
so legible that anybody who can
read at all can read them.
The machine does not look like
anything that anybody ever saw
before. There is a key board, and
that is i"all that si?ht that sug-
Back of the keyboard and even
in height with the top line of keys
there is a thin plate as long as the
keyboard Is wide and " about three
inches In width. Under it are the
types that do the writing.. They
strike the paper from above in
stead of from below as is the case
with most type-writing machines.
There are no circular cylinders. In
writing the frame with key board
and types moves backward and
forward over the open book, drop
ping down a space as each line is
completed. . The frame is s upport
ed by a long steel carriage which in
turn is fastened to a strong oak
table that goes with the machine.
The plati uum for the paper to rest
against when the type strikes is a
long, slender affair that passes un
der the leaf of the book on which
the operator is writing.
The machine is complete for the
purpose for which it is designed. It
saves a great deal oi time, and far
more space in the record books,
the type-written page containing
three times as much matter as a
page written by hand.
The cost of the machine is $175,
or nearly double that of an ordinary
type-writer. It can be used for
letter writing, table work, or any
purpose common to type-writing
machines, Similar machines are
in use in Multnomah, Lane. Linn
and other counties. In Yamhill
last yean the county tax roll was
made with one of them.
The machine is made in Cleve
land, Ohio. To watch it while in
operation, is to wonder what con
trivance the mind of man will next
evolve, for its gyrations are curious.
It crawls over the book like a liv
ing thing, and leaves indelibly
imprinted there, the important
lines of the court records. The
present machine has not yet been
purchased, but is only on trial.
HOT SUMMER DAYS
COUNTY SHOULD GIVE
The Lewis & Clark Exposition com
pany will have need for a large number
of photographs to illustrate publication
on the Pacific Northwest which will be
Issued to advertise the 19os fair. Do
nations of views of landscapes, cities,
mountains, farms, growing crops, forests
mines, fisheries, river scenery, seaeide
resorts, etc, suitable for the halftone
process will be appreciated by the iom
pany Photographer, professional and
amateur; who desire to make donations,
should address their pictures to Henry
E Reed, Secretary of the 1905 fair, 246
Washington street, Portland,' Oregon.
The subject of the view should be in
dorsed on the back of the photograph,
also the name of the photographer eo
that no mistake will be made. Credit
will be given to the photographer in all
cases where use is made of his pictures,
Photographs are desired from every
section of Oregon, None except " those
that will make good reproductions are
Horses for Sale-
I will be in Corvallis from Wednesday
the 23rd to Saturday 26th. The horses
weigh from 1100 to 1600 pounds.
F, A, HacklemaUj
This Taxpayer and Business Man Says
Money for Advertising Benton.
Editor Times: There is now on
foot an organized effort through
the Harriman lines of railroad to
brisg immigration to Oregon,
which will benefit our county just
as much as any county in the state.
We are asked to furnish proper ad
vertising matter and the railroad
men will do the rest. I Jhink it
highly proper for the county to
subscribe liberally in this matter
as by so doing the expense will be
borne equally by all. It is expect
ed that the citizens of Corvallis and
Philomath will take the lead.
S. L. Kline.
Don't Fail to Try This.
Whenever an honest trial is giv
en to Electric Bitters for any troub
les it is recommended for, a perma
nent cure will surely be af
fected. It never fails to tone the
stomach, regulate the kidneys and
bowels, stimulate the liver, invig
orate the nerves and purify the
blood. It's a wonderful tonic for
run-down systems. Electric Bitters
positively cures Kidney and Liver
troubles, Stomach Disorder 8, Nerv
ousness, Sleeplessness, Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, and expels Malaria. Sat
isfaction guaranteed by Graham &
Wortham.. Only 50 cents.
Wheat, valley, 65
Flour, $ 3.05 to $ 3.50 per bbl.
Potatoes, $ 75 to 85 per cental
Eggs, Oregon, 20 to 22 per doz. -Butter,
16to 18c per lb.
Creamery, 2o to 21 per lb.
Wheat, 53c per bushel,
Flour, 80c and 85 per sack.
Butter, to 2a c per pound"
Creamery, 50c per roll'.
Eggs, 2oc per dozen. " ;
Chickens; to er lb
Lard 15 0 per lb.p
Thermometer Reached Ninety Three
Yesterday Tracys' Next Coupe.
The thermometer touched its
highest point for this season at 3
yesterday afternoon. At that hour
it registered 93 in the weather offi
ce at the college. The next high
est point touched so far this sum
mer was on Friday of last week,
when it went to 92. The former
was probably the severest day on
account of the fact that no breeze
blew, while yesterday afternoon a
few warm breaths of air from the
north were astir. The thermometer
on other days this week registered
as follows: Tuesday, 82; Wednes
day, 86; Thursday, 86.
In the Tracy matter, several sur
prising things have happened, first
and last. For instance, the news
papers tell that while the outlaw
was catching a string of 18 trout
near Rosslyn, B C, Superintend
ent Lee had an extra force of men
on guard and a dead line establish
ed to prevent Tracy from seizing
Oregon penitentiary. Apparently
the public need not be surprised if
the next dispatch solemnly avers
that the outlaw has surround
ed Sagamore Hill, and is act
ually dictating terms of capitula
tion to the president in the latter's
) Parties navmg a good stock; larm to let
can find a desirable renter by applying
to H W Kaupiech at the Cieamery.
It will pay you to investigate goods
and prices at J H Harris You can save
Colbert & Gregory Manfy. Co.
Sash, doors, moldings, furniture and
eneral finished lumber.
South Main St. Corvallis Ore.
Three good milk cows see
foes iTtstt'e the iicjid
f iaiai Award to
Ladies Duck Skirts... 50c
Ladies Storm Rubbers 40c
Ladies Box Calf Shoes 1 60
Ladies Heavy Kid Shoes 1 6Q
Ladies Light Kid Shoes ........90c
All goods sold at a reduction during July
J. H. HARRIS , -
Hon Comity Lumber Co
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Rougb and Dressed Cumber
Shingles, Eatb and Posts
A Square Deal for Everybody
Yards near Southern Pacific Depot, Corvallis, Oregoo
I HY BUT IT'S HOT I
A : :
Are you going to the Mountains or Seaside ? If so,
H Buy your outing Supplies
m ' '
t at Rodes- Grocery
m : 1
We carry the best line of provisions
H Hams, Bacon, Cheese. Flour,
Pickled, Bottled and Canned Goods
ALSO PREP ABED GOODS FOR
$ No Need of Hot Fires These Days $
Job Prlnittag' neatly dooei
at Corvallns Times Of f ice, :