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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (March 11, 1903)
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at the rate of 16 cents per line.
A new pair of six ton scales is be
ing put in at the Fischer flouring
Born, Sunday mrtmiaar,, in Corval
lis, to the write of Cl'ftVrd Ciouid.ason
Mrs. Philip Pbfie'jatfd . her ; ciece,
Miss Kate Tieiltinaon, went to rvrt
Jaod Monday to epmd the ' wetk with
' Father JareK, who was stationed
for a brief visit. He returns to te
Ell, Wash1.; Thursday. y '
A number f Endeavorers" from
Gorvallis drove over to Albany Mop
day evening to attend a clidtiict con
vention held in that city. V.
' Local miilf m still offer 68 cent
for wheat, but the hjarktt id ft six
cente per bushtl ia Chicago, and five
cents per cental in San Francisco.
Clarence." eldest son of Chalky
Ghipmao, is down from Baker City on
a visit te relatives in Coivallls. Clar
ence is employed in one of the leading
restaurants of Bker. y-
- Mm. Ira Hunter arrived Tuesday
from Watervilie, accompanied by two
daughters. She has not wholly recov
ered from the stroke of paralyeis
which she sustained some months
Mrs. Tobias, mother of Mrs. S. lr.
Kline, died on the 3rd instant at the
borne of the latter in San Francisco.
Mrs. Tobias has visited Corvallis a
comber of time?, and Is remembered
by many of our towns-pec pie. ,
C. L. Taj lor and Homer McGee
have gone Into the wood-sawing busi
ness and will operate in Corvbllts this
season. . Thev purchased a capable
little steam saw at Albany rom Lon
Maynard, aod brought it over . Mon
day.. :,. . :-' V ''
T. J.. Mock and family, who came
to Corvallis from the East a year ago,
Dome near me ico mukui, ncio v un
bound passengers on the Westside
train Monday. They are returning to
T. J. Buford and wife are located
in Los Ang6le, according to a private
letter from that city, where they have
a nice home. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bu
foid are very successful organizers
for the Order of Lyons,, and are said
to be quite prosperous. ,
The Zetagathean college society en
tertained the Feronlans at Agricultu
ral Hall Saturday evening. An interest
ing literary programme was present
ed. Luncheon was served at an ap
propriate time, and the eve&iog prov
ed a most pleasant one to all, -
The Corvallis market was abso
lutely bare of butter a couple of days
the latter part of last week. Buyers
ran around town in vain, and went
home to use gravy or syrup as a sub
stitute. Only a small supply is avallr
able now, and it is extremtly hieh in
price. Apparently, "the more people
engage in dairying, .the scarcer and
higher butter becomes. , , . . ,
Herman Tartar, who left ; yester
day for Portland, has been fori the
past seven months taking a postgrad
uate course at Berkeley. ' It cost $25
to $30 per month for board there, and
during the seven months bis- labora
tory fees in the chemical department,
aggregated $30." It'costs money to at
tend college, there, according to the
statement of Mr Tartar, twice aa
much or more as at -the OAO.; The
only other college man at Berkeley
now is Lanka, who is studying in the
mining department. Prof Q. W. Shaw
is on the statjon staff , there, ; aod ' Is
A hlg delegation of OAO studehts
goes to Eugene Friday to attend the
oratorical' contest, and incidentally to
accompany the OAC basket ball team
to that city, where a return game is to
be played with the university team.
About seventy students will be ia the
delegation, according to the latest es
timate, based on preliminary arran
gements for tickets. The regular del
egates to the oratorical association
will be members of the party. These
are. Freshmen, Maud Eoberts and . G.
H. Boot; sophomores, Edna Smith
and H. C. Darby; Juniors. Claud Cate
and 'Mabel " Ready; seniors Minnie
Smith and Edwin Johnson,
E. W. S. Pratt, the jeweler and
optician, placed ia his store last
Saturday an immense safe. It is one
of the best In the city. A smaller
one which had been in use by Mr.
Pratt was purchased . by Graham &
Wortham, and it was placed .. in their
drug store Saturday!" Mr. Pratt's safe
is something out of the ordinary," It
was made to order : by the Dieboid
Safe & Lock Co., of Canton, Ohio. Its
advantage to Mr. Pratt's over all sates
of the same manufacture is .that it
, contains fewer boxes and pigeonholes,
'1 I , UA -r. J. n .MA
rows of jewel racks. When the . in
side door reaches a certain position in
being closed, the operation is complet
ed by a lever which pushes it to Its
nlace horizontal! v. , Corrugated steel
in this door engages the same in the
opening, and strata of packing are
similarly placed. A patent cut-off
spindle is used.-' The -combination
plates do not" have direct connection
with the spindle." One movement of
the hand throws eight locking bolts
All these advantages combine to mage
the safe dynamite proof. The-dimen-siens
of the sate are, height 37 inches,
width 45, depth 36.. It weighs three
Miss Klecker returned Saturday
from, a visit with Portland friends.
Miss Mabel Jones-came up from
Sileai yesterday toe a brief visit at
the Wityccm&e home.
Miss Helen Steiwer arrived yes
terday to a: tend- the Ainslie-Smltb
Boss Nlehi las, formally of Cor
vallld, but nw lu the Insurance busi
ness in PorilaaJ, was a local visitor
Monday. ' . 7 . ..
The docket for the coming couitH
promises to be vfery light. Tbe date
for tne conve-niug ot court ia Mon
day March 23, d.
After a week's viajt with Corvalils
Matsvea, Mrs Charles B. Moores, left
by Monday's boat tor her home., in
Oregon City. . . ; :
In th estate of John Wiles, the
eaie of 325 acres of :aod in Pi Jk Coun
ty to Jotephine Welld for $4,000 has
been cot. Aimed. ; ,' .
William T. Kady has . been" ap
pointed ariminit trator of tlie estate of
James A. Cam born, and hli bond has
been fixed at $2,000.
Fifth street, between Madison and
Jfff-tson has been plowed up and is
at. last to be giavled. The street
both north and south of this sec:ion
has been Improved for years.
Frank S Ward, formeily of Cor
vallis has resigned bis position ia a
drug store in Prinevitle to accept a
better place in the establishment ot
M. Z. Donn. 11 at The Dalles.
The flohl account of E. E. Wilson
administrator of the estate of Marvin
Applewhite has been approved,' and
funds In bis bands have been ordered
distributed ' among the beir. The
amount ditributed;was $1,157.
Mr. Keeny has disposed of his in
terest in the brick livery s' able In
Corvallis to the other members of the
firm of Fruit & Co. Hereafter the
business will be conducted by Me8t,ra
Fruit & Waggoner. ,
Mrs. Hersig ba3 returned from quite
a lengthy stay ia California where she
spent much time at the home ot Mr.
and Mrs. John Zeis in Bedding. Her
health is somewhat improved, but
not so much so as her, friends would
oe glad to know of.
A marvellous record In producing
butter was recently made by a New
York cow. In thirty days she produced
2,754 pounds of milk. It yielded 123
pounds and eight and one-half ounces
of butter, or something over four
pounds per day. The world's official
record previous was 112 pounds of
butter in thirty days.
Master Jones, ot the National
Grange Is t) deliver an address at the
college next Monday. He Is a man of
note, and a speaker of high reputa
tion, and what he mayave to. say
will undoubledly be of : much impor
tance. It is expected that members of
the grange and farmers generally in
the vicinity will be In a'tendance.
People In all walks of life will also be
Interested In heariqg his address.
W.O. Heckert arrived Saturday
from a three months visit In Califor
nia, tie spent most of his time with a
friend near SacrameLto. - He was at
Oakland, San Francisco and other
points on his way home, aod 1 found
everywhere immense activity ' in the
building line. Ia Oakland, they pay
$20 and $22 for rough lumber and $30
to $40 for the clear grades, and pay
carpenters four dollars per day of
eight houre. Enroute, he stopped
off a day at Eugene and found much
activity in building there. , . ;
Announcements are out for an A.
O. U- W. entertainment to be given at
the Opera House, Saturday evening,
March 14th. Bev. G. Howard Osborne
lectures, sings and tells funny stories,
and the whole is to be fully " illustrat
ed In the usual manner. It Iff to be
free. Ralph Feeney, of Portland, past
grand master, and a general worker
in the field, was in Corvallis to ar
range for the event, and it is likely
he will be present with Mr. Osborne
and give the people a few pointers on
fraternal insurance. . ,
Herman Tartar, who is to be deputy
food and dairy commissioner of Ore
gon, left yesterday for Portland- to
assume his duties. His salary is to be
about $1,000 per year. There were
numerous applications for the posi
tion, but Mr Tartar was chosen over
all. His education attained at OAO
in chemical and other lines, together
with seven months study he baa since
bad at Berkeley, was the means by
which he secured the place. Chemical
analysis of food products will , be
among his duties. His success in
securing a good position, ought .. to
stimulate other young men who are
students, present or-prospective at
OAC; to make the best of their oppor
tunity. The world is calling for spec
ialists now, and that is the especial
education that the agricultural col
Material is arriving now for. use
In the carriage department of the
Cramer factory for manufacture of
buggies and other vehicles. As is
well known, E. O, Smith of Eugene
has become interested in the estab
lishment, and has added materlaly to
to Its working capital. A lot of 100
vehicles is now la process of going
through the workaand, It is expected
will be completed by the early part of
May, In time for the summer trade,
A number of new buggies bave just
been completed, and a canvasser star
ted for Eugene with several Monday.
In the i organ department of the
factory similar activity is manifest.
The company expects is the near futur
to open a regular music store, with
pianos Bncrorgana m stock,' In some
room yet to' be secured down town.
EVERY SUPERVISOR THERE. -
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Met Commissioners Court and Discuss
ed Road Work, Plans and Pros
There was an enthusiastic road
convention Thursday. - It occurred
in the county court room, and was
attended by every road supervisor
in the county, by the commission
ers, the county judge, and a
considerable number of interested
citizens.::-. .-.' :.V-X' '
Each supervisor reported ' to the
court the condition of the bridges
in his district, giving estimates of
the amount of repair or renewal
necessary, and also gave a .state
ment of the conditions and require
ments of the road in his jurisdic
tion. : The reports brought out the
iact that no bridges of importance
will have to be rebuilt this year,
and that the county 1 expenditure
on that score will be comparatively
small. . .' ., ; '; ; -:- ,
A result of the meeting is that
the court and the supervisors have
a perfect understanding with ref
ence to road matters. , The super
visors were informed that out of
the first money collected by the
sheriff, its entire share of the road
fund would be set aside for each
district, so that it would be avail
able for use at road ' working time.
The court also announced that the
policy of making improvements on
the dollar for dollar plan would, be
continued this season, and that for
every dollar contributed by a citi
zen for improvement of ; roads ap
proved by the supervisor, the
court would contribute ran equal
amount! These arrangements to
gether with the fact that Tall road
polls are now payable in cash Ogives
supervisors abundant means for
doing much in bettering the roads
of the county. -; -
.:; A general discussion of methods
and plans of improvement was one
of the most interesting features of
the meeting, All of the supervis
ors expressed their views of how to
proceed, and there was a singular
unanimity in their views of the
methods to employ. All agreed
that drainage was one of the very
first essentials, and that without
it permanent road building is im-"
possible. The bulletins that the
court is having sent from the de
partment at Washington to all the
supervisors in the county played
some part at the meeting, many
of the supervisors announcing that
most valuable hints were obtained
from them, .vfci.!-,,.;,-, i.
The question of when to begin
work was discussed, and one su
pervisor was so anxious to v begin
his campaign that he argued that
the rainy season was now over and
that a start should be made im
mediately, but all the rest of the
.supervisors, more . . tammar witn
Webfoot weather, quickly exploded
his theory. v
After adjournment, one super
visor said that the meeting was
most beneficial to till concerned.
The court and the supervisors are
in perfect accord, he said, and a
uniformity of method will prevail.
There is prospect for a greater bet
terment of the county- roads this
year than has occurred in any two
seasons in the past. .
ASKING FOR BIDS.
For a Mile of Permanent Road Is to be
.'. on the Philomath Route. .
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The County court has planned
for the construction of a mile . of
permanent road, and if bids to be
received are favorable, the work
will probably be done this spring.
The section is to begin at the first
bridge beyond. Oak . Creek, or a
short distance this ' side of where
the Prior Scott farm house used to
stand, and extends westward to the
vicinity of Thomas Cooper's place.
The plans and specifications are
not yet prepared, but it is under
stood that the work is to be on a
basis of permanency, with proper
drainage, foundation and other re
quirements necessary- to make it
enduring. . . i '. -:.:r
' The plans, specifications and' es
timates are to be prepared by the
county surveyor, and the bids arel
tojjbe opened.at the April term of the
commissioners court. Each bidder
is to accompany his proposal with
five per cent of the amount of : his
The plan is in the nature of . an
experiment, and if it works out sat
isfactorily, it may be adopted in a
more extensive way hearafter. '
Household Goods for Sale, '
I am offering my household goods for
sale very reasonably at, my home-, on
Fourth, street between Harrison' and
Tyler- . . .. . ' ' ;
Don't forget if you desire to have. Dr.
Lowe test your eyes for glasses. He
will be at the Occidental hotel it, 12 &
13th this week. . ,
IT'S TIME NOT GOOD.
Effort to Make it Reliable The Court
House Ciock Bids Wanted. -
It is proposed, if possible, to have
the town clock keep better time.
Its way of indicating time has nev
er been satisfactory. It is, in fact,
more frequently wrong than right.
Today it-is several minutes ahead
and tomorrow as many behind. .
Its irregularities and fluctuations
keep not only the janitor, but some
of the other officials constantly
running up and down the long
flights of stairs and up the slender
redder into the tower in the . effort
to make the time keeper not to in
dicate "it is Christmas - when it is
only the 4th of J uly ." :
It has been concluded that tbe
exposed position of the mechanisnv
in. the' tower is responsible in v the
main for the irregularity. A ' plan
to locate the latter on the third
floor of the, court house, where it
will be within brick walls and less
subject to changing weather con
ditions has been evolved. " The
plan contemplates leaving the - dial
and striking apparatus in the tow
er as at present, and connecting
them in a proper manner with the
mechanical part. Bids tor the pur
pose, and involving also an illum
inated dial . and , hands, so they
could be visible doting the night,
were opened at the - last meeting
of the county court, but all were
rejected because the court deemed
the expense too great. The lowest
bid was that of E. P. Greffoz, $592.
: A new plan is now in contem
plation in which it . is proposed to
put the mechanism on the third
floor of the court house, encase it
fin glass and give it necessary ' re
pairs to insure correct time, leav
ing the striking apparatus and dial
in the tower, as at , present. Bids
are to be opened at the next meet
ing .of the commissioners' court.'
For Sale and Trade.
I desire to trade a go-cart, in good con
dition, for a child's buggy. I also have
for sale a first-class Singer sewing, ma
chine and a large show case.
Mrs. C W, Young, Corvallis.
Comprises ready-selling materials, at' popular prices, in new
1 ' - and fashionable weaves and colorings. '
v , . ' Large assortment of :
Flake Suitings, Etarhines; Graiiite " Cloth, Melrose, and the
V.-. New Weaves in Black Dress Goods.
Fancy Wais tings.
NOur, Line of Fancy Waistihgs is complete. We have them"
in white, ornamented with heavy stripes 27-inch A. F. C.
Gingham, novelty weaves, fancy stripes, at 10 cents per yard.
We carry a full line ot W. B. Corsets. Our three Leaders
are,;50-cent Girdles, Extended Hip at $1.00 and $1.50, and
Erect Form. 1 ,
Top Round Shoes for Men.
Always $3.50, never less. Ask for a Top Round ani you
will be shown the seasons latest styles. Unexcelled in style,
material and workmanship.' Absqlutely guaranteed in every
particular. Sold only by -. ' ; . . ; ;
S, L. KLINE'S.
New Dress Goods.
Always best values here in
black and colored dress goods
and cloth fuitings. We have
not stopped at ordinary provi
si'ons -we - have bought the
best from every market for
your choosing, novelties and
standard fabrics in - wool ,
choice shades and colorings,
new weaves and rare qualities
50c to $1 SO per yard.
5g Per Yd 3000
Linen Torchon and Valenciennes Laces.'
There isa wide line of styles and widths in edges and inser
tions, but they cannot last long when qualities
' are understood. ; -
Freeh Cooked Crabs. .
One half dozen for 30 cents. Neatly
packed in light boxes and delivered at
express office in Newport. Four boxes
Or less shipped to one address will cost
but 35 cents for - expressage. Address
orders to ,' '..-:" '
. W. 6. Emery, Newport, Ore.
Dress , Goods
fHHIert gorvallis, Oregon.
"NTaw nnttArns nnn cniorinPSv
are arriving daily and we have ;
an excellent representation of
tne season s wanxea kidus.
Wasll Silks, . the best
qualities in ttm newest ana
most popular styles.: -Checks
and stripes in all. colors, also
plain. white and black, at 50c.
per yard. '
Black Peau de Soie and
Taffetas at 75c, $1.00, $1 25
and $1.50 per yard.
VdS 5c Per Yd
Call for Warrants.
-Notice is hereby given that there : is ,
money on. hand at the conntv treasurers
office to pay ' all .orders ' endorsed .and '
marked not paid for want of funds up to
and including those 61 August .5th I902, '
Interest will- be stopped on same from
this date.'; " . -
s Dated t orvallis, Mar. I903.
W A. Buchanan,
Treasurer oi neaur Connty, Oregon.
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