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Official Paper of Benton County,
CORVAIXI8, OREGON, MAR. 2S, 1903.
Of the Democratic Central Committee
of Benton Occurs Friday.
A meeting of the democratic
county central committee has been
called for Friday at n a. m. The
hour was set at i i in order to give
members of the committee who so
desire to come in on the Yaquina
train and return the same day. The
matter to be considered is whether
or not primaries and a county con
vention shall be held for sending
delegates to the congressional con
vention, of whether delegates shall
be named by the county central
committee. The state com
mittee met in- Portland last week,
and named Albany as the place,
and April nth. as the date for
holding a convention to nominate
a successor to the late congressman
Toneue. The state committee also
made the question of how delegates
to the convention should be selec
ted, optional with county central
Yesterday County Chairman
Davis mailed letters to each of the
Benton County committeemen,
giving notice of the meeting to be
held next Friday.
WORE TO BE RESUMED.
CENTRAL COMMITTEE MET.
Republicans Fixed Date for Primaries
and Connty Convention.
The republican county central
committee for. Benton county met
In this city Saturday. The fol
lowing committeemen were present:
H. H. Glassford, Corvallis number
i; J. R. Smith, Corvallis number 2;
W. E. Yates, Corvallis number 3;
T. H. Cooper, Corvallis number
4: W. S. Tomlinson, by G. W.
Denman, proxy. Wells; James
Wilkinson, Willamette; James
Pfouts. Monroe; Frank Plunket by
T. T. Vincent, Kings Valley;
J. A. Park, Philomath; G- H,
Wamsley by W. S. L,inville, proxy,
Blodgett: A. H. Buckingham,
Bellfountain: Geo. Bayne Jr. by
Homer Lilly, proxy, Wren. : and
T. J. Risley. Fairmount. V .
April 7th, at n a. m., 1903, was
fixed as the day for holding the
county convention for the' purpose
of electing delegates to the con
gressional convention and for such
other business as may come before
the convention. The following ap
portionment of delegates for var
ious precincts was made:
Corvallis number 1,6; Corvallis
number 2, 8; Corvallis number 3,
7; Corvallis numbers 5; Soap
Creek, 3; Willamette, 4; Monroe, 4
Kings Valley, 5:. Alsea, 3; Summit
3; Philomath. 9; Blodgett, 3; Bell
fountain, 8; Wren, 3: Fairmount, 5
The ratio for the above appor
tionment was one delegate at large
for each precinct, and one for 15 or
nearest fraction of 15 votes cast for
T. T. Tongue at the last general
election, June, 1902.
GETS ONE YEAR.
Fawcett Pleaded Guilty and was Sen
1 tenced Yesterday Morning.
R. H. Fawcett, the laundryman
arrested recently for stealing a cook
stove and various other :, articles
from the house of J. W. Jory is to
pay the penalty of his offense by a
year's service in the state peniten
' At the opening of court Monday
morning he was arraigned, and given
his day to plead, He was repre
sented by J. N. McFadden Yes-
terday morning at nine, his case
was called, and Fawcett at once
pleaded guilty. When asked by
the court if he desired sentence
passed at once, the prisoner replied
in the affirmative. In answer to
the usual inquiry if he had any
thing to say why sentence .should
not be imposed, the prisoner's at
torney made a brief add ress, setting
forth that the aggregate value of
the stolen articles was but trifling
and that the prisoner, his wife and
two children on account of an ac
cident to the husband had been in
destitute circumstances before he
arrived in Corvallis, all suggesting
a light sentence. ,
- The indictment charged - larceny
from a dwelling, for which the
-lightest punishment is one year . in
the penitentiary, and the- latter
was the sentence pronounced by the
court. Sheriff Burnett started with
the prisoner for Salem at one
o'clock yesterday alter noon. ,
;Our store will close at 7 p. m
during January, February and
March, Saturday evenings excepted
J. H. Harris.
Is a very popular substitute for fats
2&nd oils. At Zlerolf'a. ' -
Mr. Swansen Says he Intends to Push
- Improvements on Hotel Corvallis.
There is an altogether; reason
able prospect that Hotel Corvallis
will in the near future be" ready for
occupancy, at least so much may
be said of the first ani second
floors. Mr. Swansen, the owner,
was in Corvallis the first of the
week to receive the confirmation
of his purchase of the property
He has planned extensive addition
al imDrovements which he . states
are to be carried out immediately
it, as he expects, his title is cleared
during the presence ot Judge iam
It is Mr. Swansen's purpose' to
first fit up the first and second
floors of the building in absolutely
first-class shape, heated by some
modern method not yet fully de
termined noon, wired for electric
lieht. and hard-finished through
out except the south room designed
for a store. This is to be papered.
The northwest corner of the low
er floor, as is generally known, js
now occupied by the Willamette
Vallev Banking Company?s bank
This fact rendered it necessary for
the olan of the lower floor to be
changed to some extent for con
venience as a hotel, Mr. Swansen's
purpose first was to have the lobby
or gentleman s waiting room open
on Monroe street iust east of the
bank, take up part of the dining
room, and extend the dining room
southward, but that : plan was
changed some time ago, and al
ready the front of one of the store
rooms, which open on Main or Sec
ond street, has been changed with
the view of making this the gentle
men's waiting room. The south
wall of the main hallway back from
the front to a distance of 21 feet is
to be removed to enlarge the wait-
ing room, making jts dimensions
21x31 feet. As heretolore the
dininsr room will be along the
north central portion of the build
ing, while the kitchen will be m
the northeast corner. t In the
southeastern portion of the lower
floor are two large sample rooms.
In convenient localities on the low
er floor are wash rooms, cloak
room, baggage room,, and what
now constitutes the' court will be
transformed into a writing room
At present thfs space " extends to a
skylight in the roof, but another
ceiling of glass is to be placed over
this at the height ot the nrst floor.
On the second floor is a parlor in
the northwest corner. In addition
there are 31 bedroomsbeside closets
and bath rooms. It is generally
understood that this is one of the
most conveniently arranged hotel
of its size in the country. The de
sign of the third floor is similar to
that of the second, but it is in a
very incomplete state, the studding
only being in place. Mr. Swansen
states that he will .finish this im
mediately after the first and second
floors have been made ready for oc
On the outside, a cement walk
in front of the building a distance
of 75 feet is one of the contemplated
improvements. A board walk is to
extend the length of the ; hotel on
the north side. The owner has
some plans for finishing 'the base
ment, but as yet they are incom
Mr. Swansen states that he has
arranged with parties of ample
means to open the house, as soon
as his contemplated improvements
are complete. "'' ' '
Last season, Mr. Swansen. spent
several thousand dollars for im
provements on the building, but
legal complications respecting the
title caused him to defer . further
outlay until , those matters
And Then Also Here and There
Facts From an Eastern Paper.
Excerpts, below show prices, of
land in Illinois, and also in Kansas.
They are taken from the News,
published at Brimfield, Illinois, the
old home of Sain Moore, of Soap
Creek. Mr. Moore, who knows well
whereof he speaks, says the high
priced land in Illinois is no bttter
than Webfoot soil,' and. in many
a case not so good. Subjoined,
are the clippings:
L Hasselbacher, who owns a
fine farm out in the gas and oil belt,
near Chanute, Kansas, is receiving'
propositions from capitalists for the
right to operate on his land The
usual rate paid by the oil compan
ies is a rental of one eight of the
product, for the gas and oil right.
Mr Hasselbacher purchased this
land some nine, years ago for thir
teen dollars per acre and since it
has greatly enhanced in farm value
to say nothing of the gas and oil
prospect. There is no one we
would like to see strike oil better
than Mr. Hasselbacher and we
only . hope they'll find a gusher
wherever they stick the drill down
and bore the place so full of holes
that it will look like a wet spot on
Kickapoo creek in craw fish time.
John R. McCoy returned last
week from a visit of several months
with his son down at .Chanute,
Kansas. Mr. McCoy says the
country down there is just boom
ing, and land values are way up,
One quarter of farm land sold " a
short time ago for $119 f.er acre.
Iiy the gas and oil belt land sells for
$400 to $ 1 000 per acre.
Peoria Star: The first week in
March is the farmers' new year
and is the time of the year when the
greater part of their estate transfers
are affected, leases renewed, notes
paid, etc. It is the general settling
up time of the old year and the
making of arangements for the new.
In Peoria county comparatively
little farm realestate changes owner
ship, but in other counties a good
deal of it is done. It also sets new
values for farms nd one sale in
McClean county last week is recor
ded where the land sold for $200
an acre, the top notch price so far
in the state. A number of trans
fers are recorded in which the prices
ranged' from $125 to $175 per acre.
BID TOO HIGH.
Coroner Wilkins Bought County War'
' ' rants and Lost Money on the '
t ,' Goods. .
'County Treasurer ; Buchanan's
late call for warrants which can
celed all county scrip outstanding,
caught some of the speculators
napping, Warrants have been
going at a premium, usually of one
per cent. They are considered a
good investment at that figure, be
cause safe. . , ,
Among, those wont to piclc up
warrants after each session of the
commissioner's ' court is Coroner
Wilkins, and at the March term he
gathered in several, whose aggre
gate ran into the hundreds. He
paid $1 01 for each dollar's worth of
warrants. That all happened about
the 6th or 7th of March. The in
vestment would have been all right
if the county had remained m debt,
On March 1 6th, however, the
treasurer's call canceled all out
standing warrants, those bought by
the coroner among them. The in
terest the warrants had earned,
meantime for Mr. Wilkins was
only about one-sixth of one per
cent. His loss was about five
sixths of one cent on each dollar of
his investment. His friends say
that when he cashed his warrants
he got back several dollar less than
he. paid, for them.
WENT TO THE CIRCUS.
What They Saw Literary
cieties Had Lets of Fun.
The Philadelphia!! literary so
ciety at the college entertained the
Feronians Friday evening. The
function was given in Agricultural
Hall, and the feature was a trip to
the circus The latter involved an
imitation of the various diversions
incident to a circus. The . guests
were shown into one room where
they had opportunity to throw at
negro babbies. In another room
was exhibited the ' yellow boy"
a freak represented by a red-haired
young man. In another place was
a lung tester, which consisted of a
long rubber tube into which the
guests were allowed tp blow. The
coarse voiced horn at the other end
did the rest. "The world's great
est panorama'' to be seen for the
small sum of 10 cents, and various
other attractions were presented.
The trip closed with a spread,
where half ; a-- dozen interesting
toasts preceded the turning out of
MANY WERE THERE,
'..' ".'.'-. "
Toadstools and Mushrooms' are the
Same but Some are Poisonous. .
The lecture by Prof. Sweetser of
the University of Oregon was given
at the M. E. church last Friday
night to a crowded house. This
was the second of . a series being
"given by the literary department of
the Epworth League. The lectur
er has made a specialty of this sub
ject, and illustrated it with stereop
ticon views, either photographed
or painted from nature
He said there is no the mush
room but all are in reality toad
stools. That most of them were
edible, but that there is no in
fallible rule to apply, by which to
tell the poisonous ones from the
edible ones. One must learn one
kind to begin with and add others
as you learn to certainly identify
While not all . the toadstools
having a crepe like formation at
the root and a ring around the stem
part way up, are "poisonous, yet,
because these marks so frequently
accompany the bad ones, it is a safe
rule to let all such alone. ,--"
Then to show that there is ex
ception to any general rule, he ex
hibited some that did not bear, these
marks fully, but still were poison
ous. . ' -The
next lecture of the course
will occur in April.
In The Grave.
Reduction in Water Rates.
THROUGH HIS FOOT.
Big Wire Nail Penetrated it It's Re-
moval was Difficult.
It took the united strength of two
men to remove a spike that pene
trated the foot of Chester Huffman
Friday. , Mr, Huffman was at
work on the flume of the Benton
County Lumber Company. He
was standing four feet above the
ground on a walk that runs along
side the V-shaped trough in which
the lumber is transported. He
jumped to the ' ground failing to
notice a board in which there was
a gharp-pointed wire spike, its
point turned upwards. The latter
struck the ball of the foot. It pass
ed through the sole of the shoe and
penetrated the foot until its point
pressed against the upper of the
shoe above. The removal of it re
quired two men, pulling with great
force, v '., - '
For a little time, Mr. Huffman
continued at his work, but . later
was taken ill and had to be convey
ed home. Care will be necessary in
the treatment of the wound, or bad
results may follow. Fortunately
the nail was a new one and with
out rust. -
We are proposing to reduce tlie rates
on water, and to arrange with all con-
! Burners so that all ' mar be treated the
same. To do this we must insist on --all
bills being paid in advance or by the 10
of the month as our rules end regulations
call for, and as all other cities require.
We have no desire to have any trouble
with any consumer, but Jto treat all
alike. Our rules must be enforced. If
anything should happen that the water
is not used after being paid for, the
money will be refunded.
Very Truly Yours,
Corvallis Water Co.
A scene on the stteet Sunday
was a long line of carnages, en
route to Crystal Lake cemetery,
The procession bore to a last rest
ing place the remains of little Jes
sie, the 1 1 year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Willbanks,
who reside near Mountain View
The child died as the result of
severe attack of grippe. The father
and mother were so ill with the
malady that they were unable to
attend the burial service. . The
bereaved relatives havejthe sympa
thy of many friends.
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will be received by me up to ' 1 o'clock
p m Wednesday, April i, 1903, for ., the
construction of a bridge and grade
at Stewarts' Hill 011 the Corvallis-Albany
road, in accordance with the plans,
specifications and instructions to bidders
on file in my office. i :
Each bidder shall be. required to de
oosit 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. r
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 fil e in
my office at the court house. Each bid
der is required to deposit with his bid
five per cent of the amount thereof, as
by law required, the County Court re
serving the right to reject - any or all
.' , Thomas A. Jones,
For Job Printing.
Meals at all Hours,
Oysters in Season.
Located in Hemphill Building, Cor
- C. W. LEDERLE.
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To Land Buyers.
I can sell you any kind or size of farm, stock
or dairy ranch, with or without stock ; also city
properties, acreage near town, business propo
sitions, etc. Farms and ranches 10 to $40
per acre. . : '
If you are in search of such, see me before
yu buy- F. P. MORGAN.
newest lUasb goods.
many Exclusive Designs,
We have been selling wash dress goods for nearly a month,
but our stock has not been complete. The shipments which
have been received in the past week have filled in all the
weak places and now the stock is complete in every detail.
From low priced domestic fabrics to the high grade materi
als of foreign makes. We have many fabrics of the finer
sort .whieh-arieexclnsive with us, and if you like materials
akd. patterns' that are out; of the ordinary, come and see us.
Samples on Application.
Elegant Ulbite Goods and Embroideries
CHIPIJAH'S GROCERY 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 s"o 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, ' -
C. G. Cbipiflan.
Diamond "W" Brand
The Best Grade of Canned
Goods on the Market Today.
Look at Our Windows and see the Varieties.
Call in and get a Trial Package
I have watches from one dollar up;
gold, gold filled, silver, silyerine .and
cheap ons for the boys. Kings of all
kinds Wedding rings, set rings, bsed
If you are having trouble with ' y6w
eyes or glasses and have tried all the 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 iat the stare will
close at 6:30 p, m. except Saturdays. : v
The Jeweler and Optician.