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Official Paper of Benton Countr,
COK7AIXIS, OREGON, FEB. 18, 1903.
UNCLE SAM'S TRIUMPH.
Once more, our country sets the
world a signal example in lofty citi
zenship by the work? of Minister
Bowen who has secured , a reference
of the Venezuelan matter to the
WatriK. tribunal. The blockade is
raised and thirty per cent of the
customs receipts of two of her ports
is to be set aside for Venezuela
for the benefit of all her creditors.
The question left to The Hague
Tribunal is as to the principle of
"preferential treatment" claimed by
the allied powers. Apparently tri-
flinc as this mav seem because of
the small amount of money invol
ved its decision by the Hague Tri
bunal will establish an international
precedent of great future weight
All the South American: states
are deeply interested in the ruling
of the International Supreme Court
on the claim of Great xSritain
and Germany that by blockading
and bombardment creditor nations
can put themselves on the footing of
"preferred creditors.'' The decision
of this question will obviously have
large consequences, morally, polit
ically and financially. It may be
expected to set limits of equity to
the right which stronger nations
claim to collect debts from weaker '
ones by force, to the exclusion of
other creditor nations less strong,
which is none other than "the good
ld rule, the simple plan, Jthat he
shall take who has the power and
he shall keep who can." j
This reference to The Hague TriV
bunal is spoken of as a "triumph of
the Administration" and a "victory
lor Mr .Bowen." It is much more
than that. It is another great step
gained for the preservation of peace
through the agency of a real
World's Court of I,aw and Equity
APPROVED BOTH ROUTES
They Will be in Operation Within
Sixty or Ninety Days Some Facts.
E. C. Clement, special .. postal
agent and inspector has approved Whousl the Portland
Before it adjourns, the legisla
ture ought to repeal the Mays law
The purpose of that law was to
provide as nearly as possible for
election of senator by direct vote
It is a good law. Properly ob-
. served, it would exercise a saluta
ry influence on Oregon senatorial
- elections, and that is badly needed.
. But the factional ! majority in the
legislature for the best part of forty
days Has overruled the law with a
reckless abandon that, done by
democrats, would have provoked a
storm of criticism and denunciation'
For its effect upon the people,
at matters not how tieer s name
got on the official ballot. . It was
there, and there within. the provis
ions' and purpose of the law. But of
all . the 73 republican members
in the legislative body, only a
slender 16 are supporters of Geer,
and lew, it any ot them expect or
desire his election, In short, the
law has been set at naught by v the
very authority that made ft. r' The
youths of the state have had set be
fore them a glaring example of
holding a statute lightly.
The usefulness of the law has
been destroyed. It, has been
laughed at and spat upon. The
precedent has been established that
aborts whatever of good the law
promised. There is no chance for
it to be held sacred by the faction
ists f any future legislature. It
were better repealed, so that- notor
ious disregard of a public statute
by high functionaries may not be
come familiar hereafter to the grow
ing youth of the state.
free rural delivery routes number
ed two and three, at Corvallis, and
it is expected that both will be in
operation in sixty or ninety days.
In company with Postmaster John
son, he made a careful examination
of both routes last Thursday and
Friday. Each was found to be feas
ible, though in the case of each a
section of the territory proposed to
be served had to be eliminated on
account of the condition of portions
of the roads. On route . number
two, service to the P. A. Kline
school house had to be given up on
account of a stretch of road west, of
town, made notorious by the fact
that Mr. Kline with four mules and
an empty wagon, stuck in a mud hole
there last year. On route number
three, a similar section of territory
that it was originally proposed to
serve, had to be cut out for simil
ar reasons, the road in the latter
instance being described by Mr.
Clement as worse even than the
Kline highway. It is the stretch
of rbad between Gates corner and
Route number two will be as fol
lows: West from Corvallis to
Plymouth, north to Hughes' corn
er, west and south to Fern, thence
to Beaver Creek school house and
possibly as far as Gates corner,
thence back to Fern, east to Boeb
ringer S thence oack to the tiughes
corner, south and east to the state
road and north to Corvallis.
Route number three leaves Cor
vallis and goes east to Croft's corn
er, thence south to Caldwell's and
back to Corvallis via the Radir
road. Then it goes west to Wood
cock's corner and to the Catholic
graveyard, past Slater's to the C.
G. Davis place, thence back via
the Catholic cemetery to the Ald-
Tich place, thence south to the Oak
Creek road, serving persons on var
ious by-roads in the vicinity, ,
Mr. Clement talked in the Times
office with reference to the pro
posed new routes. The depart
ment, he said, encounters much
trouble on the new routes with the
patrons. The latter petition for
the route, and -then when it is es
tablished fail to promptly take ad-J
vantage of the service. They do
not put up boxes, but for some
reason or other, some of them con
tinue for ah indefinite period to get
their mail at the postoffice. This
is especially true in Western Ore
gon, and to a certain extent is
militating against prompt estab
lishment of routes petitioned for.
Furthermore, it is likely, if con
tinued, to result in abandonment of
routes that may be established.
A report of the business on each
route is regularly made to the de
partment. If in the course of a
few months it does not reach the
proportions promised in "the be
ginning, it is promptly discontin
ued. For these reasons Mr. dem
erit suggests that all patrons put
their boxes up .promptly, and be
gin use of the service just as soon
as the routes are put in operation.
Mail boxes for free rural delivery
are not supplied by the department.
Each patron must provide his own
box. There are various factories
in the country where boxes are
made. They are of regulation size,
and the department enforces cer
tain requirements concerning their
durability as a measure of safety.
To rob a box, properly locked, is
as much an offense against the law
as to rob a postoffice, and the same
penalties are provided. - It- is - on
this acconnt that there is a regula
tion with reference to how boxes
shall be made.
Boxes' cost from 75 cents to $3,50
each. Those mostly used cost
about $2 and are perfectly safe and
durable. - It is probable that they
oan be secured of local hardware
dealers when wanted.
STAYING AT HOME
Because They Insist That He is
and Want to Bury Him.
Chester Mason is
phatically announced recently that
he" is. He is, however, in a
queer predicament. The corpse
down in Portland, announced as
that of Chester, has been identi
fied by all of his friends as Mason.
The coroner also thinks it is, and
that the assertion of Mason's rela
tives to the contrary is an effort to
get out of paying the funeral ex
penses. Both letters and telegrams have
been received by Mrs Mason with
reference to the matter. She went
to Portland yesterday on a business
trip, and incidentally to inform' the
coroner of the facts. Chester him
self is in that peculiar (predicament
wherein he is afraid that, having
insisted that he is dead, the under
takers will also insist on burying
him. For the present he will steer
clear of Portland, where a grave
seems to yawn for him.
. Go to see' "Human Hearts" at
the Opera House on Tuesday,
February 24th, if you need re
freshment that laughter brings.
Go, if you wish to be stirred by a
dramatic Story of unusual force.
' Go, if j'ou wish to forget for a time
"V your own cares or to find an out
let for the emotions you inust sup
press in real life.
t , Fresh Cooked Crabs.
' One.half dozen for 30 cents. Neatly
- packed in light boxes and delivered at
: express office in Newport. Four boxes
7 or less shipped to one address - will cost
bat 35 cents for expressage. Address
Borders to .
' w" Hbn&Yt Newport, Ore.
Parents' Meeting in Fairmount
cinct The Programme. .,
The next parents' meeting to be
held in the county occurs next Sat
urday. Arrangements have been
perfected to hold this meeting at
Fairmount with Fairmount Orange
in their hall. The following , dis
tricts will furnish the literary pro
gramme, districts number 3, 4,. 74,
6 and 43. The programme for the
day will be discussion on the fol
lowing subjects by the following
"What Should the Teacher do
to bring the Home and School into
Closer Touch?" T. J. Risley and
Miss Anna Pagenkoff; "What
Should the Director and ' Clerk do
to Insure a Good School?" J. F.
Mayberry, J. B. Coughill, T. B.
Williamson and H. J. Reese;
'What Should the Teacher do to
Insure a Good School?" Miss Mag
gie Dunlap and Charles Collins;
"What Should the Parent do to
Insure a Good School?" Virgil
Carter, M. V. Leeper, Mrs Frank
Tharp, Mrs W. B. Shannon; "Our
Educational Outlook," Superin
tendent Denman; "How can we.
Improve Our School Grounds?'!
Prof. Geo. Coote. I
The Fairmount Grange has a
large membership which insures a
successful meeting. There will be
a basket social in the evening to
which all are cordially invited.
The programme begins promptly
at 11 a. m.
FOR INDIAN FIGHTING
The Benton County Saw Mill It Ha
an Increased Capacity.
The big sawmill of the Benton
County Lumber Company resumed
fenerations last Saturday after
shutdown since the first of last Nov
ember, it is the plan 01 the com
pany to keep the mill in operation
constantly herealter, and arrange
ments for facilitating the' transpor
tation of the output with that end
in view is in progress. The demand
for lumber is so great that buyers
and lumber dealers in various parts
or the country are offering to take
the entire output of the mill in
eluding the inferior grades, and at
prices in keeping with the lumber
quotations all over the coast. ,-
uunng the shut down the cap
acity of the mill has been increased
by the addition of various kinds of
machinery for the more economical
manufacture of lumber. The cap
acity is now about 30,000 feet in
10 hours, maxing the industry one
of the most important in the county.
During the interim, the capital
of the company has been increased
by the admission of J. D. Irvine,
late of Brownsville, to partnership,
and the company has been reor
ganized and incorporated. In the
articles of incorporation recently
filed at the clerk s office, the cap
ital stock is placed at 30.000. The
new officers are, M. J. Flynri, pres
ident; S. S. Ewing, treasurer; and
J, D. Irvine-secretary and manag
er. The principal office is at Cor
vallis. The company has secured
rights of way for a flume for the
transportation of lumber from the
mill to ths railroad at Philomath,
It also owns an extensive tract
of timber land in the immediate
vicinity of the mill, the standing
timber on which is of the highest
quality, and estimated at, 35 to 40
million feet. The mill employs 30
to 35 men when in active opera
Corvallis Man "Receives Certificate of
Pension as Indian War Veteran. ,
Probably the first certificate for
a pension for an Indian War Vetera
an to reach Corvallis, arrived Mon
day. It came to Joseph - Yates ot
Corvallis, and'declares him to be
entitled to a pension of $8 per
month for service in the Indian
campaigns in Oregon. ' 'L
Mr, Yates served as second lieu
tenant in Captain Jonathan Keen'
ey s company m the Rogue river
war. The pension according to the
certificate, began in June 1902, and
is payable quarterly at San Fran
cisco. ' - r ' -
To Home Seekers.
Notice for Bids.
Notice is hereby given that the County
Court of Benton Coanty, ; Oregon, will
receive sealed bids for an opening of a
change in the Kings Valley-Wren Wag
on road as follows: A 60 foot right of
way. beginning at a point in. the center
of the County road where the Kings
Valley-Wren road crosses the eouth line
of the D. L, C. of H- S, Hallock & wf
being CI, No. 69 T. 11 S R 6 West Will.
Mer. th. S 300 East 12 chs more or less
to the center 6f the West end of the
bridge, across a email stream of water
running West, All bids - for. opening
same to be filed with the County Clerk
and will be received op to Wednesday,
March 4, I903; at 1 o'clock P. M . The
Court reserves the right to reject any
and all bids. " .
VICTOR P. MOSES,
Dated Feb. 10, 1903. . !
Shepherd pups. Price $3
Walter Brown, Corollas,
; Among many other choice bar
gains, I am now offering the fol
lowing: 80 acre-farm, 55 in 'creek
bottom under plow, in . crop, bal
ance grass, new five room, well
finished house, new barn, running
water, all under fence, wood
house, chicken house, fruit cellar;
orchard, 3 miles from R R station,
rural mail, 2 good mares, new har
ness, wagon and top buggy, 6 cat
tle, hogs, chickens' sheep and
goats all for $2400. Also 215
acres, 115 fine valley under plow,
100 pasture, 2 barus, good five
room residence, orchard, running
water, buttery, wood and chicken
houses, 4 horses, 4 cows, 40 sheep,
besides lambs, 28 goats, 2 wagons,
2 buggies, all farm implements,
plows, seeder, hay rack, hay rake,
mower, binder, mower, et c. good
location, one mile to church, school
and' R R $8000. 160 acres, . 2
miles of Corvallis, 90 creek bottom,
balance pasture and timber, 60
acres cultivated, good orchard, all
under fence, new 4-room cottage,
2 barns, fine water, fine span hors
es, new wagon and harness, 3 high
grade cows, fifty hogs, ... all farm
implements, all for $4800, easy
terms, also improvements on
350 acres, 200 in valley under
plow, balance pasture, fenced and
cross fenced, large barn, orchard,
2 etory six-room house, fine spring
water, good location, part on time,
must be sold by March 1st, only
$16 per acre. Many other bargains
See v F. P. Morgan ,
Changing His Store.
Changes have taken place in the
grocery store formerly conducted
by Oscar Healy. Clarence - Chip
man, the new proprietor, has com
pletely renovated the premises,
has added new goods, and has done
much to increase the attractive
ness of the place. ( A wideawake
air is present, and customers who
call will find things a-doing. Mr.
Chtpman pays no clerk hire, his
rents are low, he conducts business
on an economical basis, buys goods
cheap for cash, and is in position
to sell them as low as the lowest. He
buy'sall kinds of farm produce, and
paysspot cash for chickens. The
public is invited to call.
HOW 'TWAS MADE
Declaration of Independence All
About it Friday Night at M. E.
An occasion that is sure to be of
great interest, 'is a lecture to be
given next Friday evening at the
First. Methodist church. , The
speaker is to be Willis C. Hawley,
01 Willamette university, who is
well known and highly appreciated
by CoryaUis audiences. His topic
is to be 'IThe Making of! the Dec
laration of Independence," a sub
ject on which Mr. Hawley is - as
widely informed as any man in
Oregon. The lecture is one that
he.has had in mind for years, and
it is sure to be of surpassing merit
The lecture is to be the first of a
series of fifae that is to be given by
theEpworth League of the First
Methodist church. There is to be
no charge for admission.
Notice is hereby given that we have
opened up the City Stables in Corvallis
and-that we are well preparep to accom
modate the livery trade here in a . first-
class manner.' Good attention will be
given to the rare of transient stock and
regular boarders. . A share of thepatron
ace is solicited,
Winegar & Hodges.
Agent for the famous "Chicago" Type'
writer. Easy terms ana macnine guar
anteed. . . - '
'Typewriter Ribbon. -
Webster's Star, . .70c each, 7.50 doz.-
O.K.: 60c " . 6.50 "
Imperial. ...50c " 5.00 "
Webster Multi-Copy 45c doz., 3.50 box.
" O. K. ,40c " 3.00 "
' Gauze 400 ' 2.75 , "
All kinds and all prices. Ask to see
samples. - . . . . .
& Jit etrbard,
10 Days Terminates
Remnant and Rummage Sale.
Come and get some of the bargains still remaining.
Prices are so low that they are sure to inspire heavy
buying. It will pay you to visit our Ladies' Suit
Department and see our new prices. Be sure to
xwjj. au um xvctuuitiiiH vi xress uooas, (Silts, Table; .Linens;,
and Outing Flannejs. Don't neglect our Knit Underwear
bargains, jearn our new prices on Cloaks, Overcoats and
Rain Garments that are being sacrificed before our New
Spring Stock arrives.'
Our Jennesse Miller $3.50 Shoes for $2.50
Diamond "W" Brand
The Best Grade of Canned
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Look at Our Windows and see the Varieties.
Call in and get a Trial Package
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to as high a standard as our desire would promote
' us, but see that you make no mistake in
the house that keeps the hig
est standard of Grocer
iea thatis the
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(o Fresb Fruits, Fresb Uegctabks,
fresh everything to be had in the market. We
' run our delivery wagon and our aim is
to keep whafc you want and to
please. Call and see
Administrator's Notice to Creditors.
Notice Is hereby given, that the undersigned
01 Klnman vanderpool. deceased, and alt per-
administrator of the estate
Has been appc
of Klnman V
sons having claims against said estate are here
by required to present the same duly verified
ae by law required to me at Wells, Oregon, or
at the office ol Yates & Yates, Corvallis, Oregon
wtthin six months from this date .
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this 7th day of
February, -A D, 1903, 1
VIBQIL A. UAKTER.
Ad-ntuistratorof the estate of Klnman Van.
derfool, deceased -
- Referee's Sale of Real Property.
On the 7th dav of March. 1903. at tkehonrnf
one o'clock P M at the front door of the Court
house in Corvallis. Oregon, I will sell at public
auction to tle highest bidder, for cash, the fol
lowing described real estate towlt: Lota nos.
107 and 114 in block no. 2o In the Citvof Philo
math. Benton County, Oregon.Sald sale is made
under and in pursuance of an orderand decree
of the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon, for
Benton County In the suit of George H Burtch,
et a I Plaintiffs vs Jennie Churchill et al, De
fendants, a proceeding for the partition and
sale ot real property.
JKL. r. BUKNJSTT,
Referee appointed by the said court to sell
said real estate, ,
Bean the Kind fou Have Always PoujOt
Notice of Final Settlement,
In the Matter of the Estate of James Marvin
Notice is hereby given that I. EE Wilson, a
administrator ot said estate ot James Marv
in Applewhite, deceased, have filed my final ac
count as such administrator with the clerk of
the County Court of Benton Couuty. State of Ore
gen, and the said Court has fixed Saturday the
7th day of March, 1903, at the hour of etie o'clock:
in the afternoon of said day as the time, and
the County Court room in the Court House la
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, as the place
for hearing any and all objections to the said
final account and for settlement ther
Dated this February 7, 1903,
i. E. WILSON.
Administrator of the Estate ot James Marvin.'
T W McGowan, Jr, established 1867
commission merchant, 'hops, and general
merchandise, 36' 4 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
America, New Yorkt