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Official Paper of Benton Onntf,
CORFAIXIS, OREGON. MAR. 18, 1903.
ANEW SURVEYOR GENERAL.
The appointment of State Sena
tor John D. Daly of Benton to be
Surveyor General of Oregon is a
political event of the past few days.
The nomination was sent to-.' the
United States senate by President
Hoosevelt Saturday; bat on account
f press of other matter has not been
acted upon up to the present. There
is "no doubt that it will receive favor
able action. Senator Daly was the
personal choice of Senator Fulton.
He is to succeed Henry Meldrum,
the present incumbent, "and ' will
tate charee ot the omce as soon , as
his commission arrives. The salary
of the omce is $2,000 per year and
it is said that there are , perquisites
4hat sum. The office is located in
Xast June Mr. Daly was re-elected
state senator from Benton, for a
term of four years. He is also a
anembe- of the board of regents of
the agricultural college, and therein
holds the omce of secretary. He is
in that position that many would
envy, of being the incumbent of
three offices at the same time.. His
term as secretary of the board ex
pires next July, and it is understood
that he will not seek re-election.
His new position in no sense inter
feres with his place as college re
gent, and he will continue . in . that
position for the several years that
he has ye to serve. " As yet no
authoritative announcement has
' been made concerning what effect
the appointment will have with re
spect to . the senatorship. In the
position, both in the late and in the
past sessions: Mr. Daly has been a
conspicuous fignre, and has render
ed Benton county and the state,
distinguished service. It .was his
legislation that reduced the legal
rate of interest from eight to -six
per cent. " He framed and fought
through the legislature the lieuland
bill which hassaved to the state
several hundred thdnsand ' dollars.
His text book law, passed , almost;
uniided and alone by Mr. Daly
against the overwhelming lobby and
with machinations of a rich and
powerful book concern, loosened the
hold of the American Book Company
upon the schools of Oregon. He
has always been powerful in secur
ing legislative aid for the agricul
tural college, and" in many other
ways has rendered distinguished
service to that admirable institu
tion. ' . . , ' . - .
Senator Daly will take into the
new position official integrity that,
if all accounts be true, is badly
needed there, A duty, he has the
brains to comprehend and the back
bone to execute. Of his absolute
honesty in the discharge of a public
duty there is no question., With
lim, a public office is a public trust,
as all those who may seek to plunder
the state of her lands through ; the
general surveyor's office will have
reason to - know as soon as Mr
Daly enters upon his new. duties.
His selection for the place is credit
able to Senator Fulton, and . the
' wisdom of the choice, time, will
confirm. . The Times cnngratulates
Mr, Daly, Senator Fulton,: and all
those interested in a virtuous ad
ministration of the surveyor gener
al's office. '. ; - -
Bridge Wanted. ,
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received by me up to I o'clock
p m Wednesday, April 1, 1903, for: the
construction of, a bridge and; grade
at Stewarts' Hill on the Corvallis-Albany
road, in accordance with the plans,
specifications and instructions to bidders
on file in my office. . ,
Each bidder shall be required to de
posit with his bid 5 per cent - of the
amount of such bid as by law required,
the court reserving the right to reject
any or all bids.
. , ; THOMAS A. JONES
- County Surveyor.
Notice to. Bidders. . ? ' .
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be reeeived by me up to one o'clock
p m Wednesday April 1, 1903 for the
construction of one mile of road between
Philomath and Corvallis, in accordance
with plans and specifications on file in
my office at the courthouse. Each bid--der
is required to deposit with his bid
five per cent of the amount thereof, as
litr 1onr tflnnirpft the flountv CVvnrl: r-
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serving the right to reject any or all
bids.' , " '
Thomas A. Jones,
: County Surveyor.
Our store will close at 7 ' p. m
-during January, February and
warch, Saturday evenings excepted
JVH. Harris.- -
THE COURT DOCKET.
Circuit Court Meets Monday And
is a List of Cases.
Margaret Hawkins "vs. J. A.
Hawkins. . Suit, foreclosure. -';:
A. B. Hammond vs. W. F. Cros
by. Action on promissory note.'
City of Philomath vs. J. W. Ingle
et al. Motion to retax costs.
State Land Board vs. Thos. H.
Cooper et al. Suit, foreclosure
I A. E. Laws vs. Sarah Stewart et
al. Suit .foreclosure, t '
r Wm, Groves vs. John M. Osburn
Suit. . .
E. A: Parker vs. W." H. James.
' Oregon Pacific Colonization Co
vs. M. P. Burnett and Benton Co.
Suit, injunction. . ,
J. C . Taylor and Paulina Kline
vs Abigail Elliott et al. Suit to
perfect title real property. .
: James P McBee vs Thos H Coop
er. Action on promissory note.
.' James P McBee vs Thos H Coop
er. Action on promissory note.
' United Brethren First Church of
Eugene vs John I,. Akin, J Q Rod
gers, and J W Ingle. Action.
MB Davisson vs John I, Akin
J Q Rodgers and J W Ingle. Ac
tion. ; . n. - '
State of Oregon vs John Fier
stein. Crime of larceny.
Canning Wallace & Co vs Thos
Bertha Herron "and Archie Her-
rdn vs J E Henkle, Sim McLaiu
and T W McLain. Suit to annul
deed to real property, f
Seth H Childs vs R E Longbot
torn, D D Iyonebottom, J J Long-
bottom et ah Suit to perfect title
to real property.
Albany Hardware Co vs H C
1 Huston & Bogue vs H C Mahon
The Curtis Lumber Co vs H C
Mahon. Action on promissory
Elizabeth Gant vs W A Gellatly
and Isabel Gellatly. Action on
promissory note. . , r
" Julia A Douty vs F . Douty
S N Steele & Co vs Libbie G
Rothell:; Action on contract.
- WS Locke VS" "Fred S .Elliott.
Suit partition real property. '
Sol King1 vs Scott. King. Action
on promissory note. 1
- ,The Coast Land & Livestock Co
vs The Oregon Pacific Colonization
Co and Geo Selover and S F Cook.
, James L Lewis vs James McGee.
Action. '. ' . -
Ruth D Thompson vs Wm F
Keady adm et al. Suit foreclosure.
H C Davis and L ' Sehryder vs
M P Burnett. Action for damage.
List of Claims Ordered Paid at March
Term of Commissioners Court.
' The following bills were allowed by the
County Court at the regular March term
towit, ' , '
Mrs Carne'ossett relief
W T Wyatt teachers exam
M Tartar " " '
W G Lane janitor '.
Corvallis Water Co water c h
J H Harris mdse co poor 0 ,-.
Mrs D. Hoggins care co poor -P
L Miller mdse co poor
Alien & Woodward etarionery
M Uleason work co poor
E Bennett med services co poor
Graham & .Wells tried co poor
n A Gerhard stationery
G R Farra exam insane
J E Winegar teaw, roads
City Transfer Co drayage
. lo 00
Leroy McReynolds 100 cu yds rock 40 00
G W Gofi : , .. bridge work 6 00
Nelson Altermatt .. . " v- 6 00
A J Fenton ' ' 75
J h McColley ' ' " 1 50
Walter Gover " 600
Lewis Wentz " 1200
I J O Davis rd work . 3 00
F H Hughson ' bridge work 2 50
Frank Tharp 7 25
CM Westbrook ,u 8 50'
H J Reese road work : 5 75
Paul E Johnston " 1076
R Jones . Bridge work ' v 19 25
KR Gilbert " ,2300
Lafayette Blakeslee" iS 5o
R M Gilbert '' 42 00
Joseph Hecker " . 2 5o
Stewart & Sox nails 2 00
G T Vernon donation Alaea road 91 87
Geo W Wright sheriff & tax col
bond preminm , , 5 ; r - 35 00
C A Gerhard stationery . ' . ; , , 2 50
R M Wade & Co rd supplies . . 7 25
Corvallis Gazette printing 6 25
J D Wells rd work ; . 150
G F Veinon " 9 00
J E Michael running ferry 46 50
Leroy McReynolds 50 cu yds rock 20 00
Mrs Ann Smith rebate taxes 37 62
Mahala Stewart " 4 72
Mrs D Hugginr care Mr Mills 42 00
Brandeberry & Wheeler lumber ; 2 81
Corvallis Time's printing ' - " . 6525
P M Zierolf gro co poor - II 85
Geo Mercer rd work Diet No 17 1 87
U S Gleason lumber etc ; ' 73 75
E A Parker road work 2 50
A Wilhelm & Sons lumber etc 11 60
R S Irwin com sal 15 70
W A Jolly -. 16 3o
. ' VICTOR P. MOSES,
Head of the National Grange Spoke in
Corvallis Some Things He Said.
Fifty years ago the wealth of the
United States iaggregated eight and
a half billions. The farmers of the
country v owned fi v e;, a h d a
half billions or 62 per cent of it.
Today the aggregate is more- than
bo billions,': Seventy per cent of
the increase came from the - farm.
All the products of the mines, forests
and - manufactures combined" made
but thirty per cent of the vast in
crease. But of the 90 billions the
farmers of the country own but 20
billions, or 22 per cent. The other
fellow got the bulk of the profit.
That is what Aaron Jones, of In
diana, master of the National
Grange of the United States, said at
the college Monday evening. All
of the statement, save the reference
to the present aggregate . of the
farmer's wealth was made in; a
public address: the other was stated
in private conversation. Mr Jones
also said many other graceful . and
interesting things- The granges
of the state of Oregon should be; he
said, the recruiting stations for
sending students to the Oregon
Agricultural College. The train
ing received at the college should
be such as to justify the grange in
sending them to the college. With
450,000 people in her borders, and
Oregon an agricultural state the
attendance at the college should be,
not 500, but 2.000 students. The
young men going out from the in
stitution should go back to the
farm, and by the , business and
scientific principles they should ap
ply there, , should show neigbor-
hoods the advantages to be gained
on the farm from application of
science and business to ; farming.
The time has long passed when
toil -without intelligent direction
will make farming successful. - The
successful farmer must be a student.
If farming were intelligently di
rected, ,but one-fourth as much
physical labor as at present would
be devoted to the business and the
remaining three-fourths would be
spent in planning; study and in
vestigation. The result would be"
a far more successful and thrifty
agricultural population. "
The grange has a membership
of over 500,000, and is increasing
at the rate of more 2,000 a week.
The grange was the influence that
secured the creation of the position
of secretary of agriculture in the
the president's cabinet. The Grange
is the father of the rural free 'de
livery system. : After experimental
appropriations of $10,000 and $50,-
000 for it, the first ' movement ; of
consequence was made four years
ago for the permanent establish
ment of the system. Mr. Jones
was chairman ot the legislative
committee of three from the Nation
al Grange that secured it. ; The
amount was $1,750,000. The com
mittee induced the postmaster gen
eral to recommend it. They se
cured ; the agreement of ; the ap
propriations committee to indorse
it. They secured the promises of
senators and representatives to vote
for it. It passed the house and
was defeated in - the senate. The
vote in the latter body was. 25 to
23. Matt Quay and Mark Hanna
voted against it, after promising
support, -The committee returned
to Washington, interviewed Quay
and Hanna, and secured a reversal
of their votes and the passage of
the measure. The appropriation
became available, and that was the
real beginning of the rural free de
livery; J-'Neither' -the democratic
party nor the? republican party"
said Mr Jones, ' gave you the rural
free delivery; the National Grange
gave it to you. and for that all you
farmers who go to your boxes each
day and there get your mail at
your very door, ought as a duty to
think of the grange, and support it
and assist it, for what it has done
foryou.V The appropriation for
the rural free delivery this year Is
12 millions dollars. -
Mr Jones captured the . hearts of
all who heard him, 1 He is a typ
ical farmer, large-framed, silver
haired but with a brilliant eye and
keen mind. He lacks some of the
graces of education, but in natural
superiority of brain and a native
gift of speech, and above all, . a
pleasant and original humor, de-j
lights and deeply interests those
who listen.3 ' "He leaves Oregon,,
Thursday, goes" thence to , Waslr-
mgton, and on to California, Texas,
South Carolina, and back to Iris
home in Indiana. Those who
failed to hear him in the college
chapel Monday night, missed a
Notice is hereby given that all persons
ara notified not to trespass in any man
ner upon my property lying south of
College ditch, Wilkins Add to the City
of Corvallis, Ore.
Corvallis, Ore. March 18, 1903.
FIFTEEN HUNDRED GOT
The Rebate 0 er Sixty Thousand m
Taxes Paid But Small Balance Left,
The rush for rebate is over at the
sheriffs office. It came to an end
Mondaf evening. The; amount of
it, that taxpayers got was about
$1,950. More than,,. 1,500 people
secured it. That is 150 more 'than
got it last year, when the total
number; who paid in time to get it,
was 1,390. : , ' " J-' V v-;
The rush to pay last Saturday
was very heavy. A crowd of peo
ple was lined up ' at the- sheriffs
counter all day. Sheriff Burnett
collected $12,000 in cash that day,
in six days he collected $40,000.
The total amount of taxes collec
ted is $65,450. The balance yet to
be collected is about $12,000. So
far, only a few have taken the al
ternative of paying half their taxes,
leaving the other half to be paid by
the first Monday m October. Such,
have until Monday, the 6th day of
April to pay the first half. Taxes
on all property on which
such payment has not been made,
will be delinquent after April 6th,
and a. penalty of 10 per cent.v and
interest ' at the rate of 12 per
cent per annum until paid will be
Sheriff Burnett had no assistance
during the stormy days of the re
bate. He kept the accounts of the
various funds, segregated them as
required, kept his ledger, made out
receipts and did all else that the
service involves, unaided and alone,
In every other county from two to
half a dozen deputies assisted in the
work. Of Washington county a
dispatcn to tne Uregnpian says,
Sheriff Sewell has had a : force of
five working night and day receiv
ing taxes on the 1902 assessment.
The office has been crowded from
the opening hour until ; the close
since the first day, all eager to get
the 3 per cent rebate: The' work
ot receiving has been much hast-
enea, owing, to the tact tnat all re
ceipts had been written in blank
prior to the opening of the rolls.
An Astoria dispatch says
the commissioners court today,
salaries of A. Y. Anderson and T.
F. Gardner were raised to $ 100 each
per month while they were acting
as deputy sheriffs in collecting
Among theig items of taxes
that came in at the last moment
was a check for $2, 500 on the
lands of the 'O&CRR Co. The
taxes on the Southerm Pacific rol
ling stock have not been paid. The
amount is $1,588.
Selling Off. .
J. Wrage is offering his household
furniture for sale. Also his cloth " in
tailor shop. . Suitings and pants patterns
at cost, as he expects to leave soon for
Portland. ' ' .
In a Box
IF YOU WANT TO write
a nice letter you oan do it
if you have nice stationery
You are in a box if yon
haven't the paper, and the
paper - is in a nice box if
j you buy it at
i s v a ' i, Xiates t Styles arid
Meals at all Hours,
Oysters in Season.
Located in Hemphill Building, Cor
- . C. W. LEDEBLE.
A TTORNEY A T LA Tf.
Office in Zierolf Buifding, Corvallis. Or.
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Notice to Creditors.
In the Hatter of the Estate
a. ' )
James Hayes,' deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all persens concern
ed that the undersigned has been duly ap
pointed administratrix ol the estate of Jalnes
Hayes, decpaed, by the county court of the
State of Oregon, for Benton county. All per
sons having claims against said estate of James
Hayes, deceased, are hereby required - to pre
sent the same with the proper vouchers duly
verified as by law required withiu six month
from the date hereof to the undersignad at her
residence one mile west of Corvallis, Oregon,
or at the law office of E. E, Wllaon, In Corvallis,
Benton County. , Oregon . ..
Dated this March 14, 1903.
Caroline Hayes. -Administratrix
of the estate of James Hayes,
To Land Buyers.
I can sell you any kind or size of farm, stock
or dair rancH, with or without stock; also city
properties, acreage near town, business propo
sitions, etc. Farms and ranches ,$10 to $40
per acre. ; .""'"'""v
If you are in search of such, see me before
you buy. F. P. MORGAN. '
New Dress foods.
You do not need to leave our Dress Goods Department without
being satisfied in price, color, weave, texture and style. The
styles that lead in dress fabrics are here in absolute com
pleteness. We aim to meet your want, be it large or small,
' and we are convinced we have succeeded. There are all the
sheer and clingy things in dainty colors for evening wear, and
light but firm and exquisitely finished weaves, in all fashiona
ble colors and mixtures for .street suits and tailor-mades.
Samples on application. - T
Elegant Shirt Waists and WaistinAs.
CfflPHAHS CHOCEBY STORE.
Vegetables, Flour & Feed.
telephone no. 338.
Corvallis. - ' - - Orecon.
We handle several brands of canned goods, but none which gives so good sat
isfaction and represents so much value for youi money as
When you buy a can of Monopole Coffee, Spices, Baking Powder, or other
; Canned Goods of this brand, you have our guarantee that it will please you,
.' or money back. . Yours Truly, , 4
C e. Cbipman.
The Best Grade of Canned
Good on the Market Today.
, Look at Our Windows and see the Varieties.
1 FOR ;; -
Call in and get a Trial Package
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I have watches frprn .one dollar np; .
gold, gold filled, silver, silverine and
cheap ones for the boys.. Kings of all
kinds Wedding rings, set; rings, band .
rings. ' . v
: If you are having trouble with yonr
eyes dr glasses and have tried all, th e so -called
travelling opticians without suc
cess, come and see me, get a fit that's
guaranteed and by one who" will always
be on hand to make good his guarantee.
Notice-After Feb ist the store will
close at 6:30 p, m. except Satnrdays. ;
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The Jeweler and Optician.