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Vol. XV. No 31.
CORVAMilS, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 20, 1902.
B. F. IRVINK
EDITOR AHO-Pnov '
W. T. ROWLEY 31. 1).
Homeopathic Physician, -
Office Rooms 1 a Bank Bldg.
Residence on 3rd Bt between
Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or.
Resident Phone 311 .
Office hours 10 to 12 a m. 2 to 4 and 7 to 7:30 p m
DR W. H. HOLT ,
Office on South Main St. Consul
tation and examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
1 to 5:45 p. m.' Phone 235.
Li. GALTMAN, M. D
Office cor 3rd snd Monroe sts. Beel
dence cor 3rd and Harrison 1 sts.
Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. Sundays 9 to 10 A, M,
Phone residence 315.
H. S. Pernot
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Post Office. Residence, Cor.
5th & Jefferson Sts. Hours io to I a. m
to 4 p. tn. Orders may be left at Gra
am & W ortham's Drugstore.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D.
Physicianr - Surgeon. .
Office: Room 14, Bank Building.
Office Hours f 10 to 12 a.m.
2 to 4 p. m.
G. R. FARRA,
PHFSICIAN, SUKGEON & OBSTETICIAN
Residence In front of court house facing' 8rd
-et. Office hours 8 to 9 a. ni. 1 to 2and 7 to 8;
J. P. Huffman
Office in Zlerolf Building". " Hours
from 8 to 5. v ; Corvallis Orego n
Abstract of Title Conveyancing
Practice in all the courts. Notary Public
Office in Burnett Brick.- 1
ATTORNEY AT LAW
' JUSTICE OF. THE PEACE -Stenography
and typewriting done.
Office ii Burnett brickCorvallis, Oreg
E. E. WILSON,
Office in Zierlolf's building.
E. R. Bryson,
. Contest Notice
Department of the Interior,
Utited States Laud :Offloe, Oregon City,
Oregon, September 15th, 1902,
A sufficient contest affidavit having been fil
ed in this offloe by Celia M Loorals contestant,
ecainst homestead entry No 138VT. made
lath, 1901, for lots 2, 3, and 4. Section 18, Town
ship 13 S, Range 6 W, by Napoleon Valio. con-
testee. in which it is Aliperp.d that- Arnitmtjmt
knows the present condition of the same! also
hat said Napoleon Valir, has wholly abandoned
, Era aescriDea tract oi land Irom and alter mak
In)? said entry; that said entryman never at any
period nettled upon, or established actual resid
ence thereon, or made any Improvements what
ever, and that saldtract is In its original wild state
at the present time, -and that said alleged ab
sence irom said land Is ,not due to his em
ployment in the Army, Navy or Marine Corps,
of the United States, or as a private soldier, offi
cer, seaman or marine, during tho war with
S pain or daring any other war which the United
States may be engaged," said parties aro here -fcy
notified to appear; respond and offer evid
ence touching said allegation at 10 o'clock a m,
on October 30th 1902, before the Register andRe
ceiver at the United States Lund OiHce In Ore
gon City, Oregon, .
The said contestant having, In a proper affii
3avit, filed September 15, 1902, set forth facts
which show that after due diligence personal
service of this notice can not be made, ft is here
ly ordered and directed that such notice be giv
en by due und proper publication,
- - CHAS B. MOORES,
KEPT GOOD HIS THREAT
ROBBER DROPS BOMB AND
. WRECKS BKAGWAY BANK.
He demanded $20,000 and Was Re
fused The Chshier and Clerk
Escape and Robber Bio rn '
to Atoms Olher News.
" Seattle, Sept. 17. A special to
the Times from Skagsvay, Alaska,
says: ' At 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon an unknown man walked into
I the Canadian Bank of Commerce,
a revolver in one hand and a dyna-
- 1 - 1 1- il il 1 T
nil it uumu in tut) omer, ana ae
manded $2o,ooo or threatened to
blow all to eternity. Cashier Pool
ey and Teller Wallace were the only
two inthe bank. Wallace ducked
to. get his gun and ran quickly to
the back of the room, yelling for
Pooley to do the same. "No you
don't,' yelled the man, and dropped
the bomb. The two clerks had by
thi3 time gotten out of the rear
window. The bankroom was wreck
ed, the unknown man had his head
smashed and one arm torn off: a
hole was torn in the right wall of
the bank, the front windows were
blown clear .across the street, and
money was scattered to the -four
winds. The side of , the building
bulged out and furniture in the liv
ing rooms oyer the bank was tumb
led around, the ' occupants being
thrown into the air From the cen-
cussion. Windows tor blocks were
broken. The fire bell was immedi
ately rung. The soldiers responded
and Captain Summerall took charge.
No one but the unknown mad
and two clerks were in the bank at
the time. J. O. Price, formerly as
sistant prosecuting attorney, was
just entering the bank. He was
hurt around the bead, but not seri
ously.- The dynamiter was taken
to the hospital, where he died last
night,' not regaining consciousness.
No'papers were on the body to re
veal his identity, and there was
only $1.60 on his person. At the
inquest it was brought out that the
man fared two ehcts at Wallace, one
of which is believed to have sent
the dynamite bomb off.
. "The bank possibly lost about a
thousand dollars, chiefly in gold
dust, which, was lying on the coun
ter. . " , ."wr:-'
New York, Sept. 12. New York
World: "Where is your prisoner?"
asked Justice Olmtead, who pre
sides in the children's court, Wed
nesday, of a tall policeman, who
announced that the prisoner at the
bar was. charged with the theft of
four loaves of bread. "I cannot see
- Justice Olmstead leaned over the
desk, und there he discovered a wee
bit of a lad with but few clothes,
barefooted and very dirty. - i
- "Put him on a chair and let me
hear what all this is about," said
the justice. They lifted Louigi
Reda on a chair. The boy, who is
nine years old but does not look to
be more than five, was caught steal
ing four small loaves ot bread from
a wagon at Park -Row . and Broad
way. He told the policeman he
lived at No. 168 Mulberry - street,
that his father was a rag-picker and
that his mother was dead. - . ,
"I am astonished so young a boy
should steal," said the judge. "Do
you understand the charge the of
ficer is making against you?'V
"Yes, sir, I understand," replied
the boy. ."But what's a feller goin'
to do when he's hungry and hasn't
had any breakfast and there is all
that bread on the wagon? Me fath
er is a rag-picker and me mudder
is dead. Father gives me breakfast
in the morning, but he forgot it this
morning, so I didn't wait any long
er and started out for myself. I
saw the wagon and I am sorry I
can't pay the man for the bread.
That's all I know."
- Justice Olmstead asked thr Ger
ry agent to take the boy' to the so
ciety's quarters and havesomeclean
clothes put on him. Just as the
Gerry agent and the boy were leav
ing the courtroom the justice'called
after them r "Don't forget to give
this boy a square meal the first
Roanoke, Va., "Sept. i2. The
mystery surrounding the wrecking
of a Norfolk and Western passenger
train on the ; Shenandoah Valley
division, forty miles ' north of Ro
anoke, last Sunday was cleared up
today by Johnny Barger, aged 11,
who lives near the - scene of the
. Johnny confessed that he had
placed a spike in the joint between
the rails and hammered it halfway
down with a rock for the purpose
of seeing it flattened by ;the train.
He said that he did not think it
would throw the train from the
tracks. . .. . -.
. Barger is too young to be . prose
cuted for train wrecking. .
The engineer of the train will die
of his injuries. . v
New York, Sept. 16. The Kron
Pinz Wilhelm broke the Western
trans-Atlantic record, arriving bere
this morning after a voyage from
Cherbourg of 3047 miles, in five
days 11 tours and 57 minutes.
The record wa3 previously held by
the Deutschland, which was 26
Asjforia, Or., Sept. 16. There is
more urgent need at the present
time than ever before for work on
the improvement of the mouth ot
the Columbia, for never since the
great waterway has been used by
shipping has the bar been in a worse
condition than it is now. s So say
all the pilots whose business it is
to guide vessels into and out of the
Columbia. Where four years ago,
according to government surveys,
there was 29 feet of water at mean
low tide, only 20 feet' can be found
now, and the conditions, in place
of improving, are apparently grow
ing worse, and during-tirepast year
the water has. shoaled fully two
feet., :: :": :;-r-::;'
A year ago there were two dis
tinct channels, one leading to the
northward, with 23 feet of water at
its shallowest point, and the- other
leading southward, with nearly . the
same amount of water, and a much
shorter distance across the shoals.
But now there are virtually no
channels. A bench of sand thiee-
fourths of a mile in width, and of
abont even depth, ha formed clear
across the mouth of the river, some
three miles beyond the end of the
jetty, and at no place on it is a
depth of more than 5JU leer, to be
found. . - -
The menace which this condition
is to shipping is illustrated by the
experience of . the German steam
ship Elba, which was taken out by
Pilot Gunderson on September o,
drawing 24" feet of water. There
was an 8.7 tide, and the ar was
smooth, but the steamship touched
the .bottom three time! while cross
The British steamship Polam
hall, which draws 24.6 feet when
loaded, left out today to complete
her cargo at Tacoma, because it was
not considered safe to take her a
cross the bar when loaded to more
than 23 .feet.
Pilot A. E. Cann, in discussing
the matter this evening said:
"Something shouTd be done, and
immediately, to relieve the condi-J
tions at the mouth- of the river,
temporarily at least. Last year the
bar began" to shoal ; during the
storms of December, and if it does
the same this year, with ; the large
number of loaded vessels en route
to this port, the delays to shipping
will b8 worse than ever.. A chan
nel could readily; be 'dredged ; out
pending the completion of the" jeN
ties, ! ,and I hope the government
will take hold of the matter at
Victoria, B. C, Sept. 16. -Japanese
papers received by th& Empress
of India report the capture of two
sea serpents off the coast of Japan
by fishermen. One was a male and
measured 48 feet, V and the other
was a female, measuring 39 feet.
They had horns two feet Bix : inches
long and ears about two feet. The
male had become entangled in the
nets of the fishermen, and as they
were hauling it to shore the monster
came to the surface and bellowed.
Finally finding that they could not
take the serpent shoreward iin the
net?, the fishermen got firearms
from the schooners and . shot the
beasts. ; As the male turned ; over
in its death agony, the female came
to the surface and lashed the water
in her fury. She was also killed,
and the remains of both were tak
en ashore and thence to - Osaka,
where they were exhibited. It is
the opinion of scientists, that the
serpents, being disturbed ' by eeie
mic disturbances, 1 abandoned the
deep water for the shallow water.
." Fresh vetch seed at Zierolfs. : r"
Just received, fresh Saratoga chips I
'Try them at Hodes.
Go to Zierolfs for vetch eed.
THE FIRE E1END
more tales of death and bc1n
from, clark county-
Two Hundred People Are Home
- leja and Fifteen Persona Have
Lost Their Lives Whole ,
" Families Have Perished. : :
Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 15.
The great forest fires cf Clark coun
ty are on the wane, but the ruin in
their wake i3 terrible. Upwards of
2oo people are homeless and not
less than fifteen persons have lost
their lives and' the bodies have
been seared and charred in the dev
astating ocean of flame that for the
past week has added an epoch to
the history cf local disasters that
will not Eoon be forgotten.
Reports of ruin and loss of life
are heard on every hand. Last
night William A. McArthur, of
Chelatchie, brought the news of
the burning of a whole family , and
several relatives and friends whilej
returning from an outing at Trout
Lake. The dead are: Oren E.
Reid, wife and four children, rang
ing in age from 3 to 10 -years;
Reid's brother-in-law, George Smith
wife and child, who were visiting
here from Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. McKean. It is . also rumored
that James A, Smith, father of Mrs
Reid and Mrs. McKean, .and two
children, recently from the East,
are among the lost, besides two
children of Mr. and Mrs. McKean.
Conflicting reports are rife concern
ing the number of people .n the
party. The Reids live near La
Center, and accompanied, by the
other members of the. party, they.
were at lrout Lake camping when
the great fires broke out. While
returning the party was overwhelm
ed by the flames near Spelel Creek,
across the North Fork of the Lewis
River. There can be no doubt that
the paity is lost, the only difference
in details being in relation te the
number of dead. . The country is a
densely wooded district and wben
suerounded by fire the chances of
escape are few. . -
Mr. Newhouse, the mailcarrier
between Woodland and Yale is
massing. His horse has been found
dead, and the extreme probabilities
are thought to be that he, too, is
lost. ;.. ..- -
" Mrs. Smith and three children,
aged 2, 3 and 5 years, respectively,
living near Bell's Mountain, were
suflocated in a cellar.
Vancouver, Wash., Sept. 6. The
bodies' of six persons have been
found, dead in a trail leading
through a stretch of country about
four miles wide, between Canyon
and Sausoii Creeks, eight miles
north of Bell's . Mountain, and L 15
settlers residing in that district are
missing, a-number of whom, if not
all, have perished in the big forest
fare which swept througn there last
week, sayB L. M, Smithrwho arriv
ed in Vancouver from the burned
district last night. Vv
Mr. fomith says that the whole
country in this ; region is wiped
clean by the fire, and practically
every one living there has been
rendered homeless. The 15 settlers
referred to have not been accounted
for, and the supposition is that they
have rerished. . Subsequent reports
eerve to show that' the loss of life in
the Bsll's Mountain region is great
er than was at first supposed.
Reports of the great forest fires
of Clark county continue to come
in and each successive bit of , intel
ligence but adds to the tale of woe,
ruin and disaster that reeks in the
wake of the mighty sea of flame
that wrapped miles of settlements
and valuable timber in an atmos
phere of destruction. Without
doubt, reports of loss of life , and
property will pour in for weeks to
come, as exploration of the burned
districts continue. Vast areas of
land in Clark county are divested
of every semblance of - human habi
tation and the shock to the rural
districts is appalling.
If the opinion ofthose who are
comparatively well acquainted with
the extent of damages caused by
the big forest fires in Clark county
and who have seen portions of the
ruined districts are reliable, the
loss of property in Clark county a
lone will approximate $1, 000,000.
This includes the timber losses so
far as is known, but it is said that
should the fire have killed vast
tracts of valuable timber which are'
now thought, to be gnlypartly de
stroyed, the aggregate loss willjgo
much bigher than this,,- Housesoy
the score and barns in greater num
bers have been destroyed, besides
several logging camps and sawmills
and other improvements on which
losses alone some estimate that
damages will , amount to $5oo,ooo.
The fire has gone over , township 4
and 5, part of which was .covered
with fine timber, and if this is dam
aged to a greater extent than is at
present believed, many claim that
the loss aggregately will go ; much
over a million dollars.
Kalama, Sept. 16. Reports of
deatbrare arriving - almost every
hour from the remote burned disr
tricts. It is known that . many
have perished. -An unusually' sad
story of the burning of a party of
nine campers in one crowd has been
brought in. The victims were flee
ing . from the on -rushing flames
with a team and wagon. Their es
cape was for a short time delayed
by a log which had fallen across
the road. Before they could get
away the enure party, was -cremated.
The team and wagon, were de
stroyed. The victims have not been
identified, but are thought to be
campers who were located near the
base of the mountains.
'San Francisco, Sept. -16. The
second jury in the trial of Walter
N. Dimmick, who is pharged with
robbing .the United States mint
here of large sums of money, has
disagreed. Dimmick was arrested
on the evidence of witnesses who
had'seen him at various times leav
ing the Mint building carrying a
dress suit case. Tbis led the offi
cers to believe that ire was using
that method to remove the coin
from the premises and consequent
ly his arrest fallowed.
Bath trials bave been, bitterly
fought on both sides and seme of
the best legal talent that could be
secured has been employed in the
case. - .-:
.The Hague, Sept. 16. The Inter
national court of arbitration has be
gun its first case in the claims of
the United States against Mexico,
originating from the Pious Fund of
California. The latter originated
in 1597 and was to be used for the
establishment of California mis
sions. The properties of the fund
were" sold later to the Mexican gov
ernment which . guaranteed the
church six per cent interest. When
California ceded; Mexico 'de
faulted in 1869 and paid nine hun
dred thousand dollars arrears. Since
then nothing has been paid. '
Resolutions of - Condolence.
Whereas Ithas pleased the Su
preme Ruler of the universe to re
move from our midst our late broth
er,' James Moore, and ; . "
Whereas, It is but just that a
fitting recognition of his many vir
tues ebould be had; therefore be it
Resolved, By Corvallis Tent
No. 11, of Corvallis, Oregon, that
while we bow with humble submis
sion to the will of our Heavenly
Father we do not the less mourn for
our brother who has been taken
r Resolved, That in the death of
Sir Knight Moore, this Tent has
lost a faithful member, the family
a devoted companion and loving
father and the community an up
right oitizen, who was ever ready
to proffer the hand of aid and the
voice of sympathy to the needy and
Resolved, " That the heartfelt
sympathy of this Tent be extended
to his family in their affliction.
Resolved, That these resolu
tions be spread upon the records of
this lent, and a copy thereof trans
mitted to the bereaved family of
our deceased brother and to each of
the newspapers of this city. '
W. L. Sharp,
. , - J. F. Irwix, .
" D. G. Altman.
Notice to Taxpayers
Notice is hereby given that the county
board of equalization will attend the
office of the county clerk ' of Benton
county , state of Oregon in the said court
house of said county on Monday the
22 oi September. 1902, and continue in
session one week at which time they
will publicly examine the assessment
roll of said Benton county, state of Ore
gon, and correct all errors in valuations,
descriptions or correct qualities of lands,
lots or other property. All persons in
terested are required to appear at the
place and time appointed, , v
' . - II. L. Bush,
Assessor of Benton county, state of
Dr. Price's Cream Baking' PowdeS
AvardU viold Medal Midwinter Fafr. Sja Francisco, .
ORDINANCE OFFERED BY TUB
CORVALLIS .WATER COMPANY.
Offers Well ; Water . or Mountain
Water This Time No Change
in Rates Over Offer in First
Ordinance What its
The Corvallia Water Company
has offered a second ordinance for
the consideration of the special wa
ter committee fiom the common
council. The bill was presented to.
the committee at a meeting Wed
nesday night. In offering it, Mr.
Wilson said his company realized
that Willamette water was not
wanted, and that provision had
been made for other water for do
mestic use. It is a very long ordi
nance, requiring about five columns
to publish it, and ' the Times can
only give a resumeof its provisions.
The ordinance gives G. R. Farra,
his successors and aesisns.the fcriv-
ilege for 10 years of conducting a
system of water works for supply
ing water, public and private. The
water shall be taken from a well or
system of wells, not less than 100
feet deep, and so encased from top
to bottom as to keep out surface
water, or, if procured from living"
water to be taken from mountain .
streams from an elevation of not .
lesa than 400 feet above the streets -
of Corvallis. . :
The company shall lay 24 inches
deep, 2,660 feet of eight inch pipe,
5, 100 of six inch and as much more
pipe as is necessary, diameter of
pipe to be measured on outside. All
mains shall be capable of sustain '
ing a pressure of 125 pounds per
square inch. The company is to
furnish mains and laterals needed
from time to time, said streets, and
locations to be selected by the coun-
panys pipes, if the grade of the
streets shall be hereafter lowered.
The city shall furnish- and - keep
in' repair all fire hydrants, and the
company shall afford a service that
nrill oil .r1 it I in timca nf firo ROD onT
ions 01 water per minuie. 11 grav
ity system be iostalled, a reservoir
of 3oo,ooo gallons at an elevation of
18o feet, and, not more than 1xi
miles from the corner of Second and
Maaison streets snail oe main tam
ed. The company shall furnish all
water for street sprinkling, sewer
flushing ard fire drills and for firs
protection, and the city shall pay
for same $5o per month, and furn
ish place and keep in repair all fire
hydrants. The rates for domestic,
use are to be the same as the rates
offered in the first ordinance of thd
local company, all rates to be es
tablished by the company and be
approved by the council.
In ten years, and at the .end of
each five years thereafter the city
shall have option to purchase the
system, the amount to be paid to
be equal to a sum that would be re
quired at six per cent to create the
net income of the company for the
year preceding purchase, six months
notice of the city'sintention to be
given the company, or, the city may
fix the value of said property by
arbitration in the manner provided
for in first ordinance. In case the
city does not purchase, the franchise
shall remain in effect 40 years.
The company shall have the right
to establish rules and to enforce them
by cutting off water or otherwise
and the city shall pass ordinances
to protect such rights and the prop
erty of the company. If the compa--ny
procures sufficient pure water for
domes'tic use and cannot from the
same source procure water for fire
protection, then the company may
use for fire protection, water from
the Willamette, but after such use
shall wash out the mains with the
pure water from other sources. The
company shall give bond of $5,000
for faithful performance 01 contract.
In case the city does not - desire to
furnish, place and keep in repair
fire hydrants, then the company
shall do so and receive therefor $!i
per month for each, and . shall not
be required to lay . mains beyond
the hydrants required by the city .
The company shall begin t furnisb-
inor OTOtor within thirr.v ria.VR fittfir -
the adoption of this ordinance, anri..
shall complete the same witnin one
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