UNDER THE HAMMER BENTON COUNTY PROPERTI SOLD FOR TAXES AT SHERIFF'S SALE. Several Bidders. Were on t, , l . xiarid and - .ta Property Activity and Bustle at Blodgett Willamette Grange - Celebrates. The sale of property for delin quent taxes occurred at the csnrt house Thursday forenoon.- Several bidders were on hand and the coun ty was epared the n? csssity of buy iag all the property. On sccount of the smallnfss of the delinquent list, but a short time was required in bringing proceedings to a close. Contrary to the usual custom in auch sales! it wa3 not the highest bidder, but the one that bid the lowest rate of interest that the prop erty was knocked down to. -In each instance the purchaser bid the amount of the taxes, and accom panied the - bid- with' the interest rate he would demand in cage the owner chose to redeem the proper ty. As a result of the bidding in thia particular, some of the proper ty 'went with no "interest John Smith having purchased a pitcs en that basis. Aside from this bid, the interest rates ran from , six to lo per cent. All that the county bid in is at lo per cent., so that lo jer cent, interest will be required in case owners elect to redeem such property as it bid in. Ten per cent, is the 'highest rate allowed under the law, by the new .arrangement. The sale was phenomenal in one particular, in that it is the smallest list ever sold in any county in the state at a delinquent sale. It is al so the first sale of the sort in the iate this year. . . - Editor Times: The 4th day of December is the anniversary of the birth of the Grange, and Willamette grange celebrated the event last v7(pk. . Extensk'e nrenarationshad r been made, but on account of the iigh water, use of the hall for the purpose had to. be abandoned, members of the order were met at the hall by W F Whitby, and taken to the farm home of Mr and --Mrs .Whitby, where the day was proper? ly observed," Features of the day were music in the parlor by - the "young folks, a fine spread in the dining room, temporarily set aside as a banquet hall for the occasion; and a programme of great excels puce rendered after dinner. In the rendition of the programme, Mrs whitbs' was master of ceremonies. 'A number of those who had places in be exercises, were unable to at tend on account of the freshet. The to gibbers rendered were, recitation, exfifcllantly rendered, Harris Wbitn pvan excellent recitation, Horace 'When was. the Grange irgimaed, .and where, and by wham paper by Mis3 Maereie Whitalrier, "A bit of History of the opgs in Grange Work of William Saj&erstQoe of the Founders of the 0rigigraW First"", Master of., the tfaaal Grange," an 'address by Jofi SEBkakfer; "What bas ' the ffirigoMe,i' : George Den man; rhujdc choir; "The History of Wii lknSF6'tte Granee " Mrs W F Whit- 1 inSjpfctte Grange,!' was? very ;.:much ifptesent, S55?5&' Blodgett Items. ' now-a-days centers in mp here at the station on e-finishing touches are bffrgt. The hands are collect iiind expect lo begin 7the vjoj Jfcof cutting piles this week &E&di2tii: -. Mr Malt3the contraetpr is looking weltclihriimfoTO 'Sis men a cUaii'?mkSi2di&shiom and algood-fgpok. Mr Van Alstyne hjay4a"kjna contract of supplying tifecattip with freslL milk.- .The aiealcoa tftfct Q& yeSP femd diqsj aTe;sutropenr iiiveiy uouy ts talkmsfiof bier vesel bcx (1 year. Eightto roi cimp will ! ifcei jnefee.diogah sq ? -7- :-ilJ.,K Vl o-Js i accident fa'sr?1 feufWy 'Oevfebai i4 the 4kthpASt tWMl&f smalt bobein! his 1 betn ethe ahlde arid knee. lou ",s,f I t W'A Gellatlv is prebi if'n-tabci'at S(V"1ieaa. of spriug-iitfket2 ji , J Charley Cad walader has return ea totWs vicinity aftjfjgpgbjjj of ien-mbnths. V SLt . :. ... . "IK K lslodge-ttsnippea-. f s a cits WILL DO THINGS Woodmen tfill To Have "a' Midwinter Picnic in Town What the Plan Is. Things W'll be a doing among the Woodmen of the world in Cor vallis December 3otb. The day has been set apart as one of supreme hilaiity, arjd Coryallisites wui nave OPi3o,iuoi.j -em- r "mai;j interesting exercises. The program is to begin at lo:3o o'clock in. the morning, and it will not end until somewhere in the wee emalt hours of the following night. All of the lodges of the order in the county are to participate. They are four in number, Corvallis, Bellfouo tain, Philomath and Monroe, and the membership is about 45o. It ia. supposed that -every member in the county, will be on hand to see the fun. - - The program is to comprise chop ping, sa wing, box-making . and pil low fight' on tests, three-legged racs and tug of war, egg racs tor boya from 12 to 17. all of which are ; to take place in the morning. In the afternoon there is to be a parade in uniform, a football game between Philomath and Bell Fountain elev ens, a, band concert and other exer cises. The day's doings are to wind up with a grand initiation in the evening,' in which from fifty to 75 candidates are expected to ride the goat. A very large attendance is anticipated. - : - Carcap, - Dec. 9. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the combined GerH man and British fleet seized and towed outside the harbor of La Guayra all the vessels which were then" there. These were the" wsr ships General Crespo, Tolunio, Oe sum and Margariti. The ships were manned by 390 men. ; The Dews of the caoture of the warshipB ia rot yet generally known" in the capital. Great ex citement will, undoubtedly prevail when it is announced. La Guayra, Venezuela,Dec. lo. Ten German and four British cut ters captured the' Venezuela fleet yesterday. : They went alongside the Venezuelan vessels ordered them to surrender and without a shot being fired the British and German forces seized the vessels in the name of the German Emperor and the KiDg of England. Two of the five vessels whichjwere undergoing- re pairs were broken up. The Ger man cruiser Panther steamed into the harbor during these proceedings with her deck cleared for action. The Venezuelan steamers were taken outside the harbor and, at 2 o'clock this morning the ' Genera Crespo Tutmo and -Margarita were eunki The Ossun was the only vesJ ejjpared,.in view of vthe protest xnada by ifae biench charirp d'Affairs, who notified the Com .modore of the allied fleet: that n9 Uesun is the property of French maju- " . '. ;At 10:30 last night 13o German by Venezuelan policemen, but when a party of 32o sailors was landed this afternoon and -marched to the relief the policemen made no resis tance and the . in mates . were conducted to the Retribution with out trouble. The British and German warships, however, in the meantime had cleared for action. No one here can explain the action of the allied powers in taking action without giving Ven ezuela time to reply to their note, The "British torpedo-boat de sroyer Quail arrived here this after noon, The German cruiser Panther left heie this morning in the direc tion of Carupano, and the German cruiser Falke has sailed for Puerto Caibel in search for the' remainder 'of tha Venezuelan fleet. - Great- excitement prevails, the population i fe&uZZ tljajjowo - ma be shelled or other action taken" by the AoglG-Germari vessel tonight, sailors were landed and -proceeded to Cardonel.a suburb of La Gnayra, in -which is situated the - residence pf Gc-ruaan Consul Lents, who with his -family .was escorted to La Guayra aBd placed on board the warship - Vineta. On their way back to this port the German sailors met a party of. Venezuelan soldiers, . but no collision "took place. At 5 o'clock this morning a land irjs nartv of British seamen went Hto-the British Consulate and con- ratalacted "the -British Consul, R b8ehpck, and his family, on board etnouiiou, . . : - e .uerman anu xtriimu . reBi- Guayra have all been with the ; exception of IMeTSsr.i fEieldwich, Prince . and LepfrSbeBgUsh directory tne harbor corporation, who barricaded )reparTng?tot:Mhemeelves "Pn their ' houseB, and f jtUtje Jpr Mflef later were T-JicUed by the forces of v i h U h VI km alli1 rtAwpTn iind iflten on rat-- -RTjtjwr." --- c.-. - , board the retiioution, ine an elishtaen's houseavere surrounded If vou -want a suit of clothes at a price ..to .ple foU&e.ear.me.'a and . boy' Philadelphia, " Dec. ' 9 The Board of Education of this city to- day ordered the temporary closing of four sohoolhouses on account of the coal supply . becoming exhaus ted. " ... During the day the institution? were supplied with fuej by the xMHMiiEg company- and they will jeopen tomorrow. ' T --k ft m 1 womeuec. o, imrteen anar chists were arrested near Spezzia last night alter a desperate struggle. The police surprised them at a meeting while they were in the act of taking an oath with poniards to assassinate King Victor Emmanuel. One of the anarchists and one of the police were severely ; wounded New York, Dec. 9. New York and New England have experienc ed during the past 24 hours the coldest weather for many" years. In this city it was the coldest Decem ber in 26 years,; the thermometer registering, as it did in that year, 8 above zero. The severity of the cold was intensified by " the fact that the people were : not prepared for it, the cold wave havirig de scended upon the country sudden ly and , without warning. Then, too, the scarcity " of coal - caused much suffering among the poorer classes V Every effort is being put forth .to alleviate the suffering, chai -jtable organizations : have taken steps to supply the poor, and the board of Aldermen; haying devoted $100,000 to help along, the good cauee. ' During the day the rivers were covered with a ' heavy mistj showing a great differecce r'between the temperature of the air and the water.' ' . . ' The ccld in the city was mild comparedwith -that prevailing in the northern Bectioue of the state and New England. , At Albany the mercury fell to 10 below zero,, and in some near-by districts it went down to 20. The river is frozen ov er at Albany, putting an end to navigation. Dallston reported 32 below, the lowest registration Bicce 1861, and Saratoga felt the grasp of weather 30 below. In tne Adi rondack "region and along the Champlain Valley the thermometer regietered between 17 and 26 be low. ... Throughout Maine arid Connecti cut the . thermometer registered from 8 to 20 below, a fall in some places of 4Q degrees in 12 , hours. Norfolk Conn. reported a, temper ature of 23 degrees below zero, the coldest in yearB. - ' : :.. , Christmas Gifts- r, I will ghre an .opening of water : color holiday gifts at my home on South Eighth street thia, Saturday afternoon . This is an opportunity for you. & e-r -''' Laura F. Pratt. " -J, 'i.. Osteopathy, .v; i Willxure- rheumatism. If -you have rheumatism ia any of its many forms, no matter how long standing, call and and. see me at my office on south Main street. . I will guarantee to cure any case of rheumatism,.,, in frqnu lo to- ; 60 ' days. I have in my office the latest improyed Statie and X-ray machine, and am pre pared to make any kind : of an X-ray ex amination. Also to give "any,'tind o electrical treatment. If you rare in any way afflicted, call and see me. Consult ation and examination free. " ' -" Respectfully, W. II. How, D. D. Cow-for Sale. - One fawn foloit-d Jisey uulk cow. Enquire of . - " D C Rose Btcka?aijv .thV same old business you will find me readj- to tack on half soles and p.itch- your shoes' with the best materials at reasonable prices. Give- me a call two doors, north of Farmer's Hotel Main sreel. - -; - M Gleason. - Lost . : - -Sunday near tim home of Mack Por ter isi the ro'id lfadiiia; south from Cor- vall'S). a pni-kags of linoleum 12 feet ' in length.-' Finder will please notify J Faw cett at Belllbuntain. . . Will Tane Orders. I am prepared-. to -i take "orders for painting -in oil or water colors on plaques or canvas. Fiease Dring orders early for holiday goods . - You are invited to call and see samples of my work at, my home. . - Miss Jenson, - . For Sale. - A complete outfit of farming imple ments, including, Percheron- team of 1,400 -pound horses, wide . tire wagon nearly new, Piano binder Jones mower, four section eteeL harrow,; one twelve and one fourteen-inch-,walking- plows, sulky hay rake4 disc harrow, two-horse cultivator, and many .other implements and appliances. Will be sold at private.; sale at low rates. Also 10 tons of good cheat hay." Also iwo year old. thorough bred Jersey heifer, to be fresh in Jan uary. Call or address Harry A. Wicks, Corvallis, - T W McGowan, Jr eatablirhed i8s7 commission merchant, .. hop, and general merchandise, 36 & 38 Whitehall street, New Yort. -Liberal- advance made on all ; consignments, Highest market prices obtained and quick returns. Ref ferences: - - R G Dunn's Mercantile Agency, - New York; Bradstreets Mer cantile Agency, New York; Bank of Ameiica, New York, . , Bids for Wood, v Bids for furnishing the Oregon Agrir cultural Collegewith wood for "the en suing school year, wilf be received at the office of the Purrhasing Agent, up to the thirty first day of December, .1902. For specifications andjorm of bid ap ply at the oflice of the Clerk, or to the undersigned. . " ; JOHN D. DALY, . Secy. Board of Regents. Corvallis, Oregon, December 8, 1902. ; , For Sale, Seventy head of pigs. H. Moore, Corvallis. For Sale. ' A twelve room house and ' six acres of land on College Hill House fitted with modern improvements, three fire places water supply from good windmilP-and tank located on premises- For terms apply to E E -Wilson, Corvallis Oregon, or H T French, Moscow, Idaho. Notice of the First Meeting of -Creditors. In the District Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. . -" In the matter of W. M. Howell in bankruptcy-.. To the creditors of W M Howell -of Bellefountain, in the County of Benton, and District aforesaid, a bankrupt. Notice is hereby given that on the 25th day of November, the said W M Howell was duly adjudicated bankrupt, and that the first meeting of his creditors will be held at Corvallis, Oregon, in my office on the 18th day of December, 1902. at one o'clock in the afternoon, at which time creditors may attend, prove their claims, appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupt, and transact ' such other business as may properly come before said meeting. Dated Dec 3, 1902. ' - . - - - E. HOLGATE, Referee in Bankruptcy. . Administrator's Sale of Real Property. ' In the matter oX the eatate of T P Waggoner, deceased, - - - Hotlne is hereby given that under ; and pur suant to an order of sale made by the County Court of the State of Oregon for Benton County, ou the 6th day of December, 1902, Jn the above entitled matter, the undersiened as adminis trator ot the said estate of T P Waggoner, deceas ed, will from and after the 5th day of January, 1903 proceed to seU at private sak-, to the -highest bidder, for cash in hand, ell of the following described real property towlt: The donation land claim of Jesse Hawley sit uated in Sections 19 nnd 30 In TJwnship H south Range 5 W, being clHlm No 61. notification No 24SH, containing 321.70 acres ia Benton County, State of Oregon. .'Sail sale Is to be made for the purpose o pay ins claims auainst said estate and chai stm and expenses of admistration. - . .,. . , , uatea this December 6, i! 02, . . . - - M M. WALTZ, Administrator of the estate of T -. P. - Waesoner deceased. . - Proposals for Wood Notice is - hereby gixen that the clerk of school district No " 9," Beuton county, Oregon, will receive sealed bids for furnishing the said district with wood for the coming year, towit, 25 cords of oak grub wood, and 70' cords split fir wood, old growth or 7o cords of fir wood, second growth,- all wood to be of - good qua lityjjiot less than four feet in length, and not less than four inches nor more than eight inches in thickness or diam eter; to be delivered at the school build ing, in said district on or before August 15th, 1903. The Board reserves the right to reject any - or all bids, and no bid will be received after - six - o'clock , January 16, 1903. - : - -- - MILES STARR, . ..r- - - - Clerk. Willamette Valley Banking Company GORVALLI3 OREGON. Responsibility ?ioo,boo. k General Banking Business. Exchange i6eued payable at all finan cial centers in United States, CaDada and Europe. . ' , - -- principal Correspondents Portland, Seattle. San Francisco and New York Canadian Bank of Commerce i Chicago First National Bank :c . Canada Canadian Bank of Commerce r Union Bank of Canada. f VETCHBS- AND Grass Seeds, r ' If you want Seed of ANY kind write us. Descriptive Cotalogue free. New Tree Catalogue just out. " Ask for Book No. 40. ,: ' v - Pariland Seed Go. PORTLAND, OREGON. ' t. Yaquina Bay Celery Constantly on hand at Zierolf's. - for infants and Children, Tbe Kind Toa Hare Always Bought lias borne the'signa i, taiQ of Cnas. H." Fletcher, and has been made under his personal supervision for over 30 years. . Allow no one -- to deceive you ia this. . Counterfeits, Imitations and . ' Just-as-erood". are but Xbrperiments, and endanger the ; health of .Children Experience against Experiment. ; The Kind You Have - Always Bought Bears the In Use For Over 30 Years. THI CCWTtUH CP'I.T?Y' TT Kle Do to as high a standard as J . US. hnt Kfift triat. vnn ihe house that keeps the hig est standard of Grocer- . -" " ies that is the . " place to ' 6) - (p Fresb Fruits, fresh everything to be had in the market. We run our delivery wagon and bur aim is to keep whaVyou want and to . ' please. Call and see HE Cramers Organ Factory offers a discount of 10 percent on all Organs sold. for cash jjetween now and January ist, A fine lot of pianof tage organs on hand!"-H A guarantee for 10 yfeatgvpith each organ. - : Organs also sold on easy terms. Send direct to your manufactory and save the . - ! . - - Middle Man's Profit. ; Our organs " are cheaper and bet ter made to stand this climate than any eastern organ. Have had 14 years experience m the business, and can guarantee you enough better organ, than you can buy elsewhere, tor the money, ana 1 -r ii pay treignt ana expenses 01 an middle men. - Now you have a manufactory within your reach, why not patron ize home industry ? The manufacturing business is the life of your state. ' . , . We have made these organs on the coast for three yearsand they meet the approval of the best musi cians and areall giving the bet of satisfaction.".. ' Our business is increasing rapid ly Call on or address us for an oagan for a Christmas present. -' Cramers Organ Factory r r " - : Corvallis, Oregon. X ' Get Them Now v , Big Green Olives in- bulk, Fresh mince meat in packages and Heinz sweet pic -les at Zierolf's. .... . - ; Found. A child's purse, containing a very small sum of "money, Call at Times office, " Signature of ' WURHY STREET, NEW YORK CITY. Hot Cipe our desire would promote TnnTrA nn miafaL-o in BUY Fresb Ueaefabks, ' J. P. Ilufljiian Architect Offlje In Zlerolt Balldlag. Hour ;)ai;5. " C)r7vlli3 Orego E. R. Bryson, POSTOFFICE BUILDING E. BENNETT." t ; Physician & Surgeon. At Hotel Monroe every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 7 p. m. , BELLEFOUNTAIN ' OREOOS L. G. ALTMAN, M. D ; . . . Homeopathist ; " Office cor 3rd and Monroe sts. Resi dence cor - 8rd and Harrison 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. ,. , , W H ;HOLT Osteopathic Physicians Office on South Main St. Consul tation and examinations free. Office hoursr- 8:3o to 11:45 a. m 1 to 5:45 p. m. Phone 235. G K. FARE, A, POTSICIAN, SUKGEON A OBSTKTICIAN D..M.M I. fwnt At KMirt TmilflA fAPlllflr 3nl St., Office boars 8to9a.rn.lto2 and 7 to 8, COEVALLI3 OREGON DR. C. H. NEWTH, Physician & Surgeon Philomath, Oregon. E. Holgate : ATTORNEY AT LAW '.- ; L : - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE Stenography and typewriting done. Office in Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg ; W. T. ROWLEY M. I, Homeopathic Physician, r. Surgeon and oculist Office Rooms 1 2 Bank Bldg. - . Residence on . 3rd Et between Jackson & Monroe, Corvallis, Or. " . ' Resident Phone 311 . Office tours 10 to 12 a m; 2 to 4 ant7 to7:30 p m 1 "