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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1903)
(Advertisements in this column charged, for
u we rate ot id cents per line. . i
For first class cabinet work and
upholstering go to'W. W. Holgate
Mrs. M. P. Burnett returned Sun,
day from an extended "visit to Baker
City. . . . ' ' ...
The departure of Harry Wicks
and family for Pittsburg, Pennsyl
; vanla, to reside .occurs next week.
Today, Miss Clara Fisher leaves
for a two weeks' visit with Miss Clara
Irvine at McMinnvllle. - ;
In the near future, Miss Louise
Webber is to leave for a year'
visit with her ' sister, Mrs. Irish in
Michigan. u ; ' -
-iTheOAC and TJ of O basket ball
game takes place in the Armory" to
night. Play begins at eight o'clock.
An exciting game Is expected.
The First Spiritual Union of Cor
vallis. will hold services at the Bar
rett. Lyceum .pn Sunday at 3 p m. All
friends invited. ,
J. 8. Whitemao arrived Wednes
day from Sidney, for a visit with bis
daughter, Miss Grace, who is a stud
ent at oao. r - :
The Fred Butler farm of 125 acres
has been purchased by John Beach.
The price paid is $1,600. Mr. Butler
expects to locate on a farm a few miles
TjDited Evangelical church Dr.
G C Poling will preach tonight, Sun
, day morning and evening. Services
at Mt. View Sunday at 2-30 p m,K JB.
A Deck, pastor.
A. L. Clark of Alaea.
Corvallis visitor tor several f days
He reports that on the way out he en
countered two feet of enow on the
summit of the mountain. , .
On account of next Sunday, Feb.
22nd. being Washington's birthday, a
special patriotic service will be held
at the Presbyterian church Sunday
The legislative session ends next
wonlr Tint. lfr.rlA rfm In lnft for thn
making of a senator. , Who he Is to
be, and what body, of members will
push the spring and let him bob out
of the box, are the questions.
Mart Spaugler of Corvallis,-. but
now of San Francisco, is soon to be
come a benedict. The prospective
bride is Miss Raymond, second daugh-
- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Raymond
of Salem. 'The wedding is to occur
March 17tb. V
Mrs; El'a M. Humbert will preach
at the Christian church "tomorrow.
Subject at 11 a. m., "The Coat With
out a Seam;" at 7:30 p. m. "Life in
' its due Proportions." Come to Sun
day ocaooi ac in q ciock anu uriug a
friend. ( ,
The DeMoss Lyric Bards will
- give their high class concert on Wed
nesday eveDing, February 18tb, In the
Presbyterian church. They have
been in Corvallis before and their en
tertainments was regarded as excel
lent. Reserved seats at Graham &
Wells drug store.
A literary and musical content Is
on in the Eastern Star lodge. It la
. having the effect to bring but a very
large attendance. The membership
. is divided into two camps with Mrs
wooacocK ana Mrs M. m. vavia as
captains. A programme - consisting
of vocal solos, recitations, orations
and original poems - was rendered
Tuesday evening. The contest is' to
close in June, and the losing side Is to
provide a banquet.
Kings Valley correspondent:
Will Dodele is laid up with a badly
mangled foot. He was out to shoot a
hawk, and carried the weapon under
his arm. He fired one shot at the
hawk, and the other barrel ' was ac
cidentally discharged, the charge of
shot taking effect in his foot near the
toes. In another accident six weeks
ago, Mr Dodele sustained a fracture
, of the arm- .:. .. -.--; ..(K. '.
The mortality among sneep ex
tends to Alaea. The trouble was ag
gravated there by prevalence la the
autumn of mouth and noeeJdiseese.Tte
malady is the same as thatwlth which
Arthur Hawley a herd was affected
some time ago. - The disease was
cured without loss by remedies reo.
ommended at the college,,. but the aff
ected herds were largely redaced in
flesh as an effect ef the ailment. This
with ..the shortness of grass which i9
the general cause of the mortality,
' has made the loss in Alaea, compara-
tively large. .
Alsea wants : telephonic connec
ted with the outside world. . Former
ly, citizens there subscribed a bonus
of $210 and offered it to the tele
phone company for building a line to
the store. The company refused, and
now the citizens are plarining a 'joint
stock company for the purpose, of
' building the line. A meeting of the
people is to be held in Alsea tonight.
The telephone company offers a lav,
orable arrangement as to terms, pro-
viuou lua uuo ue uuui, -
There was a banquet and a brief
programme at the meeting of the De
gres of Honor lodge Tuesday night
The occasion was the result ot a lit
erary ao& musical contest that took
place in the lodge during a series of
meetings last fall The twoV sides
were led respectively by Mis Hattie
Spencer and Miss. Eva Tucker, and it
was stipulated that the roelog side
should provide the . banquet. The
, section fed by Miss Tucker lost.
The programme was, reading and
- recitation, Mrs Jesse Spencer, solo,
Taylor Porter; reading, Ylrgll Wat-
There will be preachjng in the
Congregational church next Sunday
morning and evening by - Rev. Frank
H Adams. -
Mrs. Rialto Weatherford is a guest
at the home-of her mi ther. She came
down Thursday with her husband,
who returned home yesterday. ;
Gale S.Hill has filed his final ac
counc'a? administrator of the estata
of W 8 Hobbs, and April 6th has been
set as the date of final settlement, '
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New deeds filed lor record ; are:
A W Bowersox to F G Bowersox, two
lots in Wilkins addition, $200; ' Claire
Brown to Marv J Brown, seven acres
n-ar Corvallis, $75. Morse Burnap
and wife to O H Newth, city property
in Philomath, $750. Maggie Austin
and husband to Ed Stevens, a well in
Philomath, $1. , . :
. A. N. Boss, brother of Mrs. Longer
is here on a visit to bis sister and par
ents. Mr. Boss is connected with the
Boo'h-Kelly Lumbering company, and
he has taken advantage of a lull la
milling operations to take a run about
and renew old acquaintances. Benton
county Is Mr. Boss' boyhood home.
The next game to be played by
OAO basket ball girls takes place in
the Armory on Wednesday .of next
week, the 18th Inst- Their opponents
will be the Cbemawa girls.' It will be
the first meeting between . the two
teams this seaeon. OAO girls defeat
ed them in a Bmall score last year- '
THREE SUITS FILED.
Special Tram Brought - Into Use
Hurry the Filing of one of Them.
TO DREDGE WILLAMETTE.
, rThe countenance oi G. A. Seely,
of the Transfer Co., has been wreathed
in an unusually pronounced smile
since Sunday. Notwithstanding, ma
ny of his friends did not suspect the
cause;: It is an eleven-pound boy Mr.
Seelv ewrtpot.a In a fan itmn n
has ' been Srfnut. him In nhnroa nt nna rt tka Hran
teams. . ,-
Workmen are engaged in reset
ting the Corvallis Mill Co's engice
boilers, and otherwise overhauling the
motive power of the sawmill. The
late high water submerged the boilers
and much of the other machinery, and
repairs became necessary as a conse
Provision has been made for pre
venting the south approach of Ma
ry's river bridge from floating out or
position in future high water. Piles
have been driven on either side and to
them the timbers ot.tbe approach have
been firmly baited. Similar anchorage
has been given the small bridges in
the Fischer lane, which have been in
the habit of floating out of position or
disappearing altogether with each rise'
in $he river. '
The following notice of the mar
riage of a son of a well known Benton
family is taken from the Eugene
Juard of Wednesday: "J L Martin
of Benton county, and Miss Anna
Campbell of Junction City, were unit
ed In marriage in the parlors of the
Hoffman House 'this forenoon at 11
o'clock by Bev G L Lobdell of the
Junction City Christian church. They
left this -afternoon for Benton county.
where they will reside. The groom
is the son of James Martin, and -tbe.
bride the daughter of Mr and Mrs
B U Campbell."
J, W, Buster is slowly recovering
from an accident that befell him a
month ago, and from "effects of which
he has been a sufferer;. He ' mounted
his horse one day to make a trip. Tbe
animal bucked. A stirrup slipped,
but in spite of the Inconvenience. Mr
Buster, who Is a good rider, remained
in the Buddie... He ntnVArt In fnnr iin 1
til the horse had enough, rtsr th
animal quieted down. Mr Buster dis
mounted, and then began to feel the
evil effects of the exercise, n He be
came violently ill. In a day or two
bis lower abdomen had turned almest
black. Though the incident happen
ed more than four weeks "agd, it will
be some time - before the victim is
completely recovered. Mr Buster
lives in Alsea, but formerly resided
in Corvallis. S ' ,
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Daring the winter there has been
much disregard of tbe city law regu
lating the distribution of handbills
and other advertising matter. The
praouce has been Indulged , largely of
scattering handbills broadcast on the
walks arnHn the yards of the city,
contrary to ordinance. It was such
careless distribution as this which led
to the enactment of the bill-poster's li
cense law some years ago, but which
was subsequently repealed. This
method of distribution should be dis
couraged on several accounts. In the
first place it Is a nuisance in that it
litters the walk and yards and puts
businessmen and homekeepers to tbe
trouble of gatbeiing up the trash. ' It
Is not an economical method of ad
vertlsing, and it renders the advertis
er liable to a fine. A few applications
of the law might be beneficial.
Temporary financial trouble has
overtaken'the bie oiline camp at
Blodgett. Yesterday there was
race among lawyers to see which
could be first in filine suits, and in
the sprint a special train was called
into requisition . to bring Lawyer
Wyltt from Albany for the purpose
of filing an attachment. The latter
was for an aggregate of about $2,-
200, which is understood to be a
number of claims transferred to the
Curtiss Lumber Company; in whose
name the proceeding is brought,
Just ahead of the latter is the claim
of Huston & Bogue ot Corvallis fod
S264.. represented by Yates ana
Yates. The first suit filed was in
behalf of the "Albany Hardware
Company, the papers for which
were served Thursday. ; The : total
of the claims is less .than $2,600,
It is supposed that the matter will
be adi usted shortly, and that the
bie camp will continue in operation
The trouble is understood to be due
to the delav experienced by Mr
Mahan in getting returns from, the
immense quantities of piling ' al
ready "Shipped away.
PAYING TAXES NOW.
Nearly Three Thousand Dollars
" lected up to Thursday Evening.
Seventy five persons had paid
taxes at the sheriff's j office up to
Thursdayjevening, and the amount
01 money receivep. was about 92,7
00. The day the tax roll was pla-
t ' 1 rAt ' rr t ,.
cea in nis nanas, onenn rmrneii
sent out postal cards notifying non
resident taxpayers ot the tact, and a
number of these have already re
sponded," some of the remittances
comng from as tar away as the
state of California. The cards also
notified those addressed of the am
ount of their taxes, and of the fact
that if paid by March 1 5th, a rebate
of three per cent on the amount
would be allowed.
As has been the case in the past
two years, the tax collecting invol
ves an intricate task of bookkeeping
and Sheriff Burnett is at the office
every night to figure up the days
work and carry his accounts, to
their proper columns on his books.
For instance, the amount of each
man's tax, no matter how small it
may be, has to be segregated into a
large number of funds, the total
number of funds being 29. On ac
count of the latter and the determi
nation of Sheriff Burnett to' have
everything accurate, the task invol
ves a vast amount of tedious labor.
It is fortunate for the county that
Sheriff " Burnett is an expert ac-
ountant. , '. -'
RETURNED TO SALEM
Lon Hill, of the Booth -Kelly Co,
accompanied by tbe head logger for
the company, was In town Tuesday,
having come down the McKenzIe and
Willamette rivers in a skiff from the
upper logging camp-on the first named
stream. During" the high water, a
creat many logs broke away from
booms In the streams and their, tribu
taries and the purpoee of these gen
tlemen was to -. ascertain some
thing of the number of their logs
which came into the Willamett . If a
sufficient number had come into 'the
main etream to justify, it wa9 their in
tention to make a drive to mills 'on
the lower river, but this , will not be
undertaken. Itj3 expected vthat the
stray logs will tre gathered up when
the Corvallis Mill Co. makes its drive
from the McKeozie. It is understood
that this company has contracted for
large number of xhe Booth-Kelly
Co.'s arilt logs. ; .. 7 . , ,
Representative Hayden's Illness is not
Typhoid Fever Bu--Grippe. ' .
Representative Hayden returned
to Salem Thursday, and expects to
be at his desk in the house of repre
sentatives during the- remainder of
the session.: He arrived ' Monday,
but his presence in town was known
only to a few intimate friends. ; Lo
cal politicians were not informed
of his whereabouts as it was deemed
best that he should not be disturb
ed in a convalescence by pressure
on the senatorial situation. ,
' Mr. Hayden's ailment was not
typhoid fever as was originally fear
ed, but an attack of grippe. While
in town he remained' constantly at
the home of his sister, Mrs. Ed.
Ryder Every vote cast so far, by
Mr. Hayden in the senatorial con
test,' has been for ex-Governor
Geer., He and Senator Daly are
understood to be in perfect accord
on the senatorial question. Their
friends claim that neither will stick
For All Summer Navigation Captain
Graham Says Trial will be Made.
The navigation of the Willamette
throughout the summer has long
been the dream of steamboat men.
In the effort to make such" naviga
tion possible, many and various
light dratight steamers have been
built, but in each ; instance failure
has been the inevitable result. The
river has never been navigated by
steamboats to Corvallis during the
low water stage. ''"'p"
N It is stated, ' however,- that the
effort is to appear in a new shape,
and no less an authori ty than Cap
taiil Graham of the Oregon City
Transportation Company, claims
that it will be successful. The
proposition is to accomplish the
task by dredging the bars of the
Willamette.' For a long time Cap
tain Graham has urged this plan
upon ' the government engineers.
The employment, he argues, of a
dredger similar to that in -use on the
Columbia, applied to the bars in
the Willamette will mak navigation
ot the Willamette to Corvallis as
easy tor steamboats during low
water as is the Columbia to ships
during . the same season. It is a
known fact that only use of the
dredges on Columbia River bars
enables deep draught vessels to
reach Portland all the year. The
same methods applied on the 1 Wil
lamette , Captain Graham contends,
will be equally , effective. Captain
Graham says that Government en
gineers have consented to " try the
plan.fand that dredges are to be
built for use in making the trial
this season. ' . ' A
. Attention, Taxpayers,
If will assist me" materially in getting
up the best possible assessment, i f - each'
taxpayers will ascertain and be able to
give when I call for his assessment, the
following:. The amount of land he owns
in each road and school district, and the
section, township and raoge in which it
lies. Also, where " there are special
school levies, clerks are requested to pror
vide me with a list of taxpayers as shown
by such levy.
Howard L. Bush, Assessor.
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Daring our Big January Clearance Sale we accumulated
a great many Odds and Ends from each Department of
our vbig store, which we -have decided to close out at ;
Exjtra Special Prices. i
This inventory. Sale will Last . fen Days and no Longer,
Ladies' Waists, Ladies
Misses' and Children's
Capes & Jackets, Boys
2-Piece Suits, Ladies'
and Gents' Underwear,
Laces and Trimmings,
Ladies' Shoes, Wool
Dress Goods, Valises,
Men & Boys' Mckntsh
es, Children's Dresses,
Silk Waist Patterns,
: Live Poultry Wanted. -Highest
market-price paid for chickens
turkeys, geese and ducks.
" Hodes' Grocery.
These are only a few of the many bargains you "will find
on Our counters. Remember, for-10 days only.
The "White House, Regulator of Low Prices.
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Abstract of Title Conveyancing
' 3sepbB. Wilson
. ' Attorney-At-Law
Practice in all the courts. Notary Public
Office in Burnett Brick.
J. P. Huffman
IS Qur January Red Tag Sale -was )i grand succes. Oar cus- jp
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it-ir-ii -fry Tr or a TirAia wtaI 1 rvlaaol vtTiilt ; J J .
to any candidate to
causing a deadlock.
the extent of
Bids lor Wood I
Notice is herehy given that the Coun
ty Court will receive sealed bids up to
one o'clock P. M Wednesday, March 4,
1903, to furnish 50 cords of grab oak
wood four feet lone;, not less than three
inches nor more than lo inches in diam
eter ; 25 cords old growth body red fir
wood four feet long, or 25 cords of sec.
ond growth fir wood four feet long all to
be well seasoned, The court reserving
the right to select either old ,or second
growth fir wood, or to reject any and
all bids. Said wood to be delivered at
the Court House, in Ahe City of Cor
vallis, Oregon, between June "ist ' and
August ist, 1903, and the same to be
paid for in county orders when accepted
by the Court. . ' . v I
Dated'Feby, 9, i9o3: . - i
VICTOR P. MOSES, ,
. . County Clerk.
Our store wilt close at 7 p. m.
during January, : February and
March, Saturday evenings excepted
J, J. Harris.
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v(ur January neo. xag Daie was a grana succes. Uar cus
tomers were well pleased with ythe bargains procured, and
we now have remaining a few Choice Remnants in ;
Wool Dress Goods, Outing Flannels, Fancy
Stripe Flannelettes, Calicos, Odd Sizes
in Underwear, Corsets, Etc.
; Bring Eggs and Butter as well as the cash,
milier Pays Bigfte$t Prices for Produce
: We are assured that this spring will be an Alpaca season, and we have
. - bought a complete line of these goods. A few choice ones have already :
' arrived, in colors and black, which we have marked at a very low
, figure. We have received one shipment of wash goods including
A,'F. C. Ginghams, Chambray and Mercerized Linens. . ' v
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What One Dollar in Cash will Buy this Week
. ' In Our Grocery Department,
Twenty Pounds D.' G.l Sugar f 1
Nine Pounds Lion Coffee...... 1
Nine Pounds Golden Sun. Coffee.; 1
Twenty-Five Pounds Prunes........ 1
Fifteen Pounds No. 1 Rice... 1
Two Bushels Potatoes.... 1
Five Sound Cans Padlock Pdtis 1, 00
Six 3-Pound Cans Palo Alto Pchs. $1 00
Nine 3 -Lb. Cans Stand. Tomatoes
'Nine 2-Lb. Cans Standard Corn.
Fifteen 3-Lb. Cans Tomatoes....."..
Eleven 3- Lb. Cans Astd Pie Fruit
Five 2 -Lb, Cans Sliced Pineapple
And Other Big Bargains, Each....
R IHillen Corvallis Oregon.