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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 13, 1902)
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BY B. F. IRVINE.
"1rial Paper Benton ConntT
OIIRTAIXIS, OREGON SEPT. 13, 1903,
' an objection.
What appears to be an objection
"to the offer of Sidney Smyth to
bring mouutain water into Corral
lis, is the price per month for fire
hydrants, fixed in the pending or
dinance at Ss per month. Whether
r not the objection should be con
sidered fatal to the proposition the
Times does not pretend to say,
"That a modification is to be de
sired on behalf of the people of
Corvallis, is unquestionable.
There is a limit to the amount
that Corvallis can afford to .spend
for fire protection. Its resources
-will not permit the town to spend
an amount in excess of this limit.
At three dollars a month for plugs
the municipality would, in all hu-j
man probability, pay the company
just as much for fire protection as
it would at five dollars per month
It would, as a matter ot tact, use
many more plugs at three dollars
per month than it would at five
dollars, and, in the end, the in
come of the company would not be
lessened a cent by the lower rate.
The increased number of hvdrants
would not add materially to the ex
pense of the companv, for most of
them would be used only on the
rarest occasions, and some of them
possibly never. At the same time,
the added fire protection that Cor-
vallis would receive as a. conse
quence, is of vital importance . to
the town, in tact, while a purer
water supply is the paramount
consideration in the water question,
the recognized need of - better fire
protection is a matter of much con
sequence, and a large consideration
in inducing the common council to
"vote away a very valuable franchise,
it Uneineer bmytn and his as
sociates are in perfect faith and
want to prosper by sale of water
to Corvallis consumers ; they can
well afford to so modify their offer as
to throw around those consumers
the greatest possible fire protection.
This they can do by a simple
modification of the ; fire hydrant
HIS PLACE ENLARGED
Hadn't Room Enough Ready Now for
an Increasing Trade. -
Workmen have completed an ad
dition to the room occupied by Con
Gerhard's book and stationary
store. A large opening has been
cut through the rear room wall so
as to connect the room there with
the front portion. In the rear part
the office has been placed, ' and
there also a store room has been ar
ranged, giving the entire front por
tion of the store for display of
A complete stock of college and
public school text books has ar
rived. Second hand text books,
drawing instrumentf are to be found
Mr Gerhard is agent for the Ev
ening Telegram and will deliver it
in any part of the city for ten cents
' per week. He is also agent for the
Magnolia . Steam Laundry. Sub
agents will be appointed at Cauth-
orn nail and Alpha iaii. ine
laundry leaves Corvallis 'Tuesday
and Wednesday and returns Thurs
day and Friday.
Colbert & Gregory Manfy. Co.
Sash, doors, moldings, furniture and
neial finished lumber.
. South Main St. Corvallis Ore.
NEARLY WASHED THROUGH ;
Willamette Almost Left . Corvallis in
; Recent Winter Engineer Says So.
Though not generally known, it is
a fact , that during the winter of
four years ago, the main channel of
the Willamette river almost t cut its
way through the farms some dis
tance east of the present channel at
Corvallis, and for a time there was
imminent danger that the town
would be left high and dry, and
without means of steamboat navi
gation. This statement was made
by David B Ogden, United States
engineer in the Times office yes
terday The danger was present
for some time, and Engineer Ogden
believes that the change in the
channel was only prevented by the
hard work done at the time by the
government, which " for several
weeks kept a large crew of men and
the snag boat busily ; engaged in
strengthening revetment and filling
in with stone, willows and dirt
where the wash was in progress.
At the time the water was 10 or 12
feet above the low stage, and the
work was prosecuted under the
greatest difficulty. Had the change
occurred, the result would have
been immensely detrimental to Cor
vallis, and in addition several fair
farms on the east; side of the river,
would have been almost if not
Engineer Ogden regrets very
much the conditions with which the
government has to contend in its
further effort to prevent the chan
nel from hereafter cutting through
the threatened section on the other
side of the Willamette. The growth
of the willows along the river bank
is an essential to the success of the
government s plan. The willows
fasten their roots deep in the wash
ing bank, and these and the trunks
and limbs of the growing bush
check movement of the swol
len current and form eddies along
the bank. The eddies in turn de
posit sediment, and the effect is to
weave a root-woofed bank and the
growth of brnsh above, that the
water can never wash away.
L.hd itis in respect to the growing
willows put out by the government
that Engineer Ogden complains.
Farmers m he neighborhood, he
says, set hre to brush piles and
the spreading flames destroy more
or less of the willows. They per
mit stock to browse along the
threatened bank, and the latter
destroy much of the tefrder willow
shoots, all of which in time, if let
alone would build . an . impassable
barrier against the wash of . the
;atenmg river. In these, and
various other ways the success of
the work is retarded, and the dan
ger of future wash by the river in
creased. It is in the main due to
the fact that the farmers, who more
than anyone else are interested in
the success of the work, do not un
derstand the value . of the willow
growth "along the unsafe bank.
They should, Mr Ogden thinks, do
the utmost to preserve those grow
ing, and whenever possible plant
additional shrubs. A bunch of
willows made into bundles or fas
cines, and covered with dirt where
the water can reach them will in a
few days sprout and soon make
a mattress to serve as an additional
protector of their threatened farms.
A further source of complaint
is that some one recently cut and
took away a section of the cable
from the revetment. A year or
two or ago, at one point of the re-
Lvetment, the river undermined the
. 11 -1 j , 1 r ti - j . .
piles ana tneir tops, ieu imo ine
water. ' To repair the damage, the
too of the piles were fastened with
strong wire cables, and their use
fulness in protecting the bank was
thus restored. It is one of these
cables that someone has ; cut, after
much . difficulty, and carried away.
The fine for the act is about $2,500
or imprisonment to match, and a
large reward for the detection of
the guilty party.
L,ast winter, there was a heavy
wash below the lower end of the
revetment. In some places it is
100 feet wide and six or eight feet
deep, or down to the gravel. The '
bank where it occurred has been
Twenty five men are now en
gaged on the work, in addition to
the teamsters and the stone' depart
ment, the latter of which is under
contract.. The operations ' will
continue until about , the end of the
Estray Notice. - -
Notice is hereby given that, about the
1st day of August last, a three year old
gelding, 16.hands high weighing . about
1250, being a mouse colored "brown with
a star in the forehead left ' the Vineyard
pasture about lour miles N W from Cor
vallis. Reasanable reward will be paid
for the return of said colt or information
as to its whereabouts.
Spencer Bicknijx,- Owner,
Corvallis, re. ;
f To Rent.
To College students 5 furnished
reoms. Enquire at Hemphill's har
ness shop. -
Story of a Pastor sJAppointment andofa
Professor's Strenuous Coat Tails, j
This is a tale of strenuons life.
Railroad trains never wait for time
nor tide and that has caused many
a man to part with his dignity. J? 6
one knows this . better than. Post
who strained his boiler to catch a
late train -out of Corvallis. The
same is true of Prof John B Horner
and Rev Carrick.
, The professor and the pastor
fished recently at Elk City. They
expected to take the evening train
for Newport. In separate boats
with a boy for a boatpuller, they
trolled up and down the river.
While they trolled the train sped
west. By and by it whistled for
Elk station. At the moment, Horn
er's boat appeared round the bend,
the oarsman bending to his oars
with the desperation of a Kansas
cyclone. In the stern of the boat
stood Horner, his features set and
his eyes on the train. With words
of encouragement he urged; his
perspiring oarsman to pull harder,
while he with a fish pole and great
physical manifestation paddled the
As the ' train bell rang for de
parture a dark object leaped from
the boat, and landed on shore. It
lit running. A pair of coat tails
flapped the breeze like the crack of
an ox-driver's whip. Over stones
and through salal . bushes, kicking
up dirt like a Texas steer, the ob
ject sped toward the moving train.
It was Horner, and with a last con
vulsive effort that nearly disconnect
ed his breathing 1 apparatus he
landed on the car platform, leaving
fish, tackle and other belongings
in the boat.
Shortly afterward, another boat
appeared round the bend. The oc
cupants were paddling under, high
pressure and water was flying in
all directions. It was the minister,
and with a broken board Rev Car
rick was paddling like a steam en
gine. The next day was Sunday
and he had an appointment to
preach in a Newport church at 11
o'clock. The thought of the wait
ing congregation on the morrow
made him strenuous and he work
ed his board with the desperation
of a prize fighter in the last round.
It was no use. Through the
willow branches that skirt the
banks of the river, he saw the
train glide out of Elk, and borne
on the breezes to the Coast, - he
heard the crack of Horner's coat
There was a melancholy pas
senger on the excursion train next
day. He carried his and Horner's
fish and tackle, and arrived at the
Newport dock at half past twelve,
an hour and a half after the time
he was to have appeared in the
pulpit. -It was Rev Carrick. His
theme for a future 'discourse,
might be from that old and oft re
peated text, "Hang the luck, any
way. : Old school books .taken in exchange
for new, at Gerhard's, '. ,1
Auction Sale. ; ,
Notice is hereby ' given that the
undersigned will at 10 o'clock a m
on Saturday September 20th, " 1902
at the residence ot A R Iocke, 5
miles' north of Corvallis, offer for
sale at public auction, for cash, 'the
following property formerly be
longing to Horace Locke, towit:
1 zYz inch Bain wagon. 1 top bug
gy, 2 14 inch Oliver steel plow, 1
7ft cut Piano binder, two years
old, 2 sets work harness, 2 saddles,
also other farming implements. 5
head horses, 5 cows, 2 yearlings,"35
head sheep, 25 head Angora goats,
1 poland China boar registered.
, W. M. LOCKE.
For Sale. ' '
Good Oxford and Marine bucks. In
quire of, or addreBS T W B Smith,
Corvallis, Oregon. - , ...
Sheep to Let
On shares, also on sale in lots to suit
purchaser. Will sell on one years time
with good security; Call or address.
"' A Wilhelm.
Monroe Ore. '
Fresh vetch seed at ZierolPs. .
; Help Wanted ',,
At the Commercial restaurant. Apply
at once. ,
Fresh Saratoga , chis in bulk at A
Just received, fresh Saratoga chips.
Try them at Hodes.
, To Let.
Fifty good Ewes.
L N Edwards,
. Dusty Ore,
To Sell or Let. ,'
On shares 300 goOd clean sheep.
J. H. Edwards.
FOR POOR PEOPLE
Council "Passed an Ordinance Giving
Them Time on Sewer Assessments.
Those who are not j able J; to pay
sewer assessments when due,; are
now; allowed two years time ' in
Vhich tO'Complete their payments.
The arrangement 15 the result of ati
ordinance passed at Monday night's
meeting of the council. " 7 ; 77
": The ordinance, it will be remem
bered, was introduced - in the Coun
cil a month ago.' It was at that
time the subject of much discussion
Certain amendments were propos
ed and adopted, after which the bill
went over to the next meeting.
The ordinance came up under
unfinished business Monday night,
and went through without a . hitch
or question. Under its terms the
property owner unable to pay the
sewer assessment, can give a note
for the amount at six per cent in
terest, and have two years time for
payment. The note must be se
cured by first mortgage on the pro
perty, and the- property:: owner
must pay the expenses incident to
preparation and recording of the
mortgage. The police judge is
authorized to accept the mortgage
and note subject to the approval of
the city attorney, in - satisfaction of
the sewer assessment. The ar
rangement is very excellent.
Burial at Albany of Leslie M. Mattoon
The Body Horribly Burned,
The funeral of Leslie M Mattoon
was held Wednesday afternoon un
der the auspices of the Odd Fellows
says the Albany Democrat. A short
sermon was delivered by Rev W W
Davis. The remains were accom
panied to Albany by the wife, Rev
C H Mattoon, the father, and friends
of the deceased. .
The circumstances of the death
of Mr Mattoon are very uncertain.
He had been at work on his farm,
but on account of asthma and oth
er reasons, he was unable to sleep
well in the ranch home. For this
reason, the night preceding death,
he had gone to his home at Sum
mit for the night. His wife and
son remained at ths ranch home.
For treatment of his asthma, Mr
Mattoon used an appliance that re
quired heat. " The fire is supposed
to have originated in some . way
from this cause His body , was
horribly burned, being reduced by
the flames to scarcely more than
four feet in length.
The unfortunate man almost met
his death in a fire fourteen years
ago. He was station agent on the
Great Northern railroad in Mon
tana, and was in a burning build
ing whenthe roof caved in, escap
ing with difficulty with a number
of bad burns, the scars of which he
carried during life.
Public school opens Monday. I have
on hand a complete line of test books
and supplies. All school books are uet
cash unless otherwise provided for by 9
a m Monday.
C. A. Gerhard, Prop.
The Book Store.
, Child's Contest.
Every child under 16 years of age, has
a chance to secure free a pair of Hamil
ton Brown Cos "Security School She es"
One thousand pairs to be given away to
children under 16 who make the best re
productions of. fine pictures shown on
contest book, this gives a splendid draw
ing lesson, and an ; opportunity to get a
pair of shoes besides. ( Contest will close
October 1st, 1902. For particulars see
' Nolan & Callahan, .
A ton of vetch hay. . Inquire at Times
Blue Print Maps.
Blue print maps of any township in
Roseburg Oregon and District, showiDg
all vacant, lands for 50 cents each. If
you want any information lrom the U is
Land Office address L ,. . '.
Titi,e Guarantee & Loan Co
, For Sale . ,
Cotswold Bucks. Apply at Huston &
Bogne Hardware store, Corvallis.
? Zierolf has vetch seed.
Go to ZierolPs for vetch seed.
English rye grass seed,, large cheat
seed, and vetch seed, A few cords of
oak wood, -, I am booking orders . for
vetch seed, speak in time.
Also pure bred Aberdeed Angus cattle
Poland China hogs, and Shropshire
bucks from recorded stock. v . -
L. L. Brooks.
For Sale '
. One good work horse, $60; I 6-yea
old mare and colt, $i00; one youDg cow,
$20. . - , .
- - A. F. Hershner-
Yetch seed for sole at Zierolf.s,
D1SPECT THESE LINES
1 Big line Ladies Jackets , ! .
Big, line Ladies Shoes . ,
; Big line Ladies Skirts
Big line wash Dress Goods : i
Big line Wove and Silk Dress Goods
Big line Ladies Children Underwear.
Prices are the Lowest
Gall and See
O. A C. UNIFORMS.
We have made special preparations for the Boys this
season and are determined to give them the best school suits
possible for a very modest sum, say
These suits are all wool, have double seats and kneesr
sewed with silk, we have other suits at $2,. 2 50, 3 and up
to 6 00. . , v
School Shoes... ."We are agents for the celebrated Ham
ilton Brown Security School Shoes, Bichardsons Seamles
Shoes and Barker & Browns Good for Bad Boys Shoes, al
warranted to give satisfaciory service.
Black Giant hose for boys and girls.
Van Cramps Concentrated Soup ;
Chicken, Bouillon, Tomato, I
Oxtail, Vegetable, Mock S
; Turtle. j
Just what you want when not feeling good.
Mocha and Java
The only kind with a reputation
Jin Ideal Realty
Is a pure milk food. Delicious, Nutritious
Digestible. For sale by - f""""- .
at Bodes' Grocery