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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1903)
A CHARMED SPOT IN BENTON
WHERE THEY FIND IT AL
Miners Once Camped There. En
Koute to and From the Gold
Erwm's Find and That
of hU Brother
James - Other
A year or more ago, ' Commis
siorer Erwin, while digging pota
toes on his mother's farm at the
Bufes unearthed a $10 gold piece
of the California mintage of 1849
He surmised and so did others,
thai there might be mre gold in
the same vicinity. Miners, en
route to and from the California
gold fields in the days of '49 used
to make the spot a stoppiug place.
The idea eeized the commissioner
that a bag of gold might, have been
lost there in the old time by some
careless munr. For this treasure,
the commisrioner sought'. In that
particular spot he dua pora'oes as
never a mortil dug.before.Ile ernes
dugside-drg, and dug deep. He dug
unuer, dug over, circled to lh
right and twung the left-hand lady
in his wild search. His brother
Jim, says ihat when Richard got
through with the hunt for the
treasure, , that the hole hehadmade
wasbig enough to bury a horse in.
However, he found no more gold
But Brother James did. He too,
has had an eje on the treasure
spot ever since the commissioner
made the find. When ploughing
he always rests his team at the spot
Recently, as he eat on the plow
beam and '-rubbered" a piece of
glittering gi ld met his eyes. It
had been under the clod he had
just kicked over. Sure enough, it
was a $10 gold piece: not of the
kind his brother had found, but
of the regular mintage and beating
date of 1 85 1. That it had dropped
there with the .othei piece, there
was no doubt. That there must
be more of them seemed certain.
James began to see things. He
was glad he was alone so there
would be nobody else to claim the
gold pieces he began to huat f r.
He chas'sed, side-stepped and bal
anced on the corner while he claw
ed dirt. He kept up the process
until all the dirt in- the vicinity
had been overhauled. After he
- gave, up the search by hand, he
Drought the plow into use and ev
ry time he furrowed the spot he
sent the plow in up to the beam,
George Garrett was let into the sec
ret and he, too, ran the plow in
as deep as the beam would
let it go.
But no more gold pieces were
found, They are there, thougbj
Jim firmly believes, and there
is no donbt that as time speeds
alorjg the charmed spot and the
dirt thereabout will get many a
sidelong glance as the Willamette
.farmer works in the vicinity.
Salem, March 25. Prof. J. H,
-Ackerman, superintendent of pub
lic instruction, went to Milwaukie
this morning, where he will address
a mass meeting tonight on the sub
ject of consolidation af districts
and the transportation of pupils' to
the echools. The people of Milwau
kie have for some time discussed
- the matter of consolidation, and
Professor Ackerman will discuss
' the provisions of the bill : on this
subject,' paseed bj the legislature,
"with a view to giving-a clearer in-
Bight into the matter. It is likely
ihat at the next annual meeting
rthe experiment will be made at that
.-and other points looking toward an
improvement of the public schools.
' The matter of transportation can
be settled at any time, but the ac
tion of the voterB at the annual
-meetings is requireu iu cucui wu-
SOiluaUOU Ol IYYU Ul UUU1C uiouino
Salem, March 21. The board of
trustees for the insane asylum held
a brief session at the Capital yester
day afternoon, when Architect W.
D. Pugh of this city was instructed
to draw plans for the - new closed
cottage to be erected at the asylum
iarm, at a cost of $18,000.
Portland, March 26. The report
xf Secretary of State Dunbar, when
it is issued, will show that during
the year 19o2 the sum of $17,737
was paid into the treasury of the
state of Oregon as a result of the 2
per cent, tax on paid insurance pol
icies. f In addition; to this, there
was the sum total , of ,the licenses
paid by the varioua companies,
which brought the receipts to the
eUte from the life insurance busi
ness above the $2 ,ooo mark.
Each company is compelled to
submit to the secretary of state an
tXict report of all business trans
acted and from 1 he reports the
following statistics have been com
piled. - ,
RsideutJ of th tate of Oregon
during the vear 1902 collected the
sum of $259,o24.97 as the result of
deaths." This sum was paid to the
people by 15 companies, two of a
total of 11 companits operating not
bting called upon to allow a claim.
The largett losses were paid by the
New York Life Insurance Comyany
which distributed $44,238 72. The
Peon Mutual was close behind in
this race, having paid out $43,57o.
During 19.2 the insurance "writ
ten" or issued in the state of Ore;
go 1 amouuted to $7,812,7o3. Only
one company out of 17 lell below
$lo,o in the total of policies is
sued, and but one climbed above
the million mark. The latter was
th Perm Mutual. The Equitable
Company approached very close to
the gigantic figure 01 ? 1,000,000,
having $918,517 on its boks for
th bu-hvss of tte vear in Oregon.
But thiee tell below $l,ooofooo, and
six went ovei the half million.
flano-Hations for the year amount
ed o $3,452,283, no one company
mouoting to the $5oo,ooo total in
this particular, lout all standing
fairly even in the r ce. 1 , ;
Over the figures of the. grand to
tal tor 19ol there was a gain dur
ing 19o2 of $4,428,242' in the a
mouot of insurance outstanding in
At the rate of $l.ooo per head,
thi total would have required that
nnllcifs were taken out by 4,429 per
sons, and bad tin policies been
written at $5,ooo each, still must
been talked into
the belief that trie future of rela
tives or friends demanded provision
for their maintenance inr-ase of the
Rating the policies at $l,ooo each
and the number of persons to whom
t bey were at 4,429. it will be seen
that the total of $259,o24 97 paid
hv the corona nies on deaths during
rh vfiir would have amounted to
just $58,44 per new, policy holder.
Bakar Citv. Or.. March 25. Ow
ing to the publicity given the mur
der of M168 Minnie Jinsminger at
the hands of Pleasant Armstrong,
Cbristmaa morning, at Haines, the
officers of the Baker county circuit
court are having considerable
trouble in securing a jury. Arm
strong's attorney, George Bently,
was unsuccessful in securing a
m ' 1 ff 1 m .
venue. Me lurnisnea amaavus
from citizens of the county, all of
which recited that the feeling a
cainst the nrisoner was too great at
this time for him to secure . a fair
and impartial trial, and they be
lieved it to the best interest J of the
defendant and all : concerned that
he be taken" elsewhere. The. pros-,
ecution opened up its batteries up
on the subiect. also supported by
affidavits, and Armstrong's chan-
cts, if he had any, were waited upon
the beeezes. ' ' 1 " "
Since bein? brought back from
the Multnomah county jail he has
been conhned in the county jau
here. Rumors have been current
at. different times that the Haines-
ites would yet make another at
tempt at lynching, bur the dthce or
Sheriff Brown is plentifully stock
ed with Winchesters, and the. depu
ties aver they will protect the pris
oner until fliter the trial. When
thn case was called in the court
room Monday afternoon the apart-
ment was pacsed. people ior mues
around came into the city for the
nnln mimosa of bains Dresent. ? Ac
commodations were provided for a
number, and then tne court order
ed all unable to secure seats must
remain without. ' The regular jury
panel was about exhausted. Only
11 names remained. lne court
spent the afternoon examining these
men, and in the end accepted but
one." ' ";v- -"-'." '' v 'V. '-'-.
Yesterday Judge Eakin issued a
special venire for 40 jurors, all re
siding in the northeastern portion
of the county, ; in the panhandle
country, Pine and , JLagie v alleys.
These cannot reach the court until
tomorrow, and it is expected a day
or two will be taken with the ex
amination. J. Armstrong and Grant
Armstrong, brothers of the murder
er, are in the city from their home
at Dayton, Wash., as is also the as
sociate counsel, Judge M. M. Good
man. Judge Goodman has served
upon the bench in Washington ana
is looked upon as a criminal barris
ter of ability. The' proeecution is
represented by District ... Attorney
White. The defense prornises to
make some startling- disclosures at
the trial and solicitors for ' Arm
strong exhibit most tranquil coun
tenances. , 1
. For Sale.
- Shropshire sheep, and Poland China
hogs. Wanted to buy or take on shares,
a band of goats. '.'-'
It. L. Brooks. ;
ON THE STAND.
MRS. BUBDICK TESTIFIED AT
THE CORONERS INQUEST AT
.- , . BUFFALO. : .
Pennel's Letters to her in Evidence
They Breathed Affection
and in one the Writer Said
He Might Have to
. Kill Burdick.
Buffalo, N. Y., March 21. Pale
but calm, Mrs. Burdick again
mounted the witness stand this
morning. Tin court room was
crowded, nearly all the seats occu
pied by fashionably dressed women
of social rank. -
Mrs. Burdick, accompanied by
her mother, entered the court room
just after Prosecutor Coatesworth
took his place. She eyed him
ehrinkingly as , he commenced
his examination holding in bis
hards another bundle of letters'.
She admitted there had been an al
tercation at the Burdick houte t wo
years ago, but emphatically denied
that Burdick struck her with a
c hair ,r that he wore court plaster
after the affair ended.
Mrs. Burdick was shown a letter
from her husband, in which he said
a divorce suit would be pressed;
also her reply, in which she begged
forgiveness. He forgave her and
they returned borne togethpr. A
short time afterward, on Pennel's
constant solicitation,' ehe was with
him again several hour3 in a room
ing house, where they" conferred
about det'ectvve& hired to follow
Burdick. When she; reaebed home
her httsband; asked her where the
had been, and; told: her she must
leave the house, but not neceesirily
that day. . ;
; That night she went to Pennel's
office, where everything was arnica,
bly arranged Burdkk being very
kind even then. The next day Bur
dick's divorce eummons was serv
ed on. her after which she left the
house for Niagara Fall3, where she
lived alone at a hotel. Pdnnel vis
ited her there twice, but saw none
of her family or children. She then
went to New York, where she saw
Penqel several times.
The was shown a letter which
she recognized as one .written . by
Mrs. Penner to Burdick, pleading
with him to drop divorqe proceed
ings for the sake I of her children.
She besought him to save the rep
utation of all and notcst the stig
ma of divorce over the children.
One said: "Allie, I am going to
Atlantic City. What the end of
that trip will be God only knows.
As a final word of warning, let 'me
tell you there is no punishment like
a life of regret."
Buffalo, March 24. It is repor
ted today that a plot has been dis
covered which was concocted by
IVnnell and a beautiful young
woman which had for its purpose
an attempt to lure and entrap Bur
dick into a situation which would
prevent his pressing his suit for
divorce. The woman and the man
who brought her to Buffalo are un
der police surveillance. It is now
currently stated and understood by
the police department , that .the
woman wil be put on the witness
Caracas, March 25. After' read
ing a special, message to congress
today, President Castro" withdrew
his resignation of the presidency of
KINGS VALLEY NEWS.
Too Dry to Plough Much Ground See
ded Farmers are Busy.
Farmers are very busy, and many
acres in the valley have been seeded
this month. It is now too dry to
plough. ' The roads are getting
dusty. A warm rain Is needed. '
Several horses have been lost in
this vicinity recently.
'i Homer Lilly was buying beef in
the valley this week.
Mrs. Isbell has moved back to the
Alexander farm. Mr. Isbell re
mains at the mill.
The Kings Valley blacksmiths
are kept busy, making iron har
ness for loggers. " '
. Mrs. Abbie Qrahatn has been very
ill with measles', but is improving.
Her sonTDon, who was compelled
to give up his studies at OAC on
account of ' the same , malady, is
about recovered. . ' - ? ; , j
;. We believe the - county " court
should cause road - supervisors to
erect a post at the line of their dis
trict on every county road giving the
name "of the district, then the trav
eller who mires down would know
what supervisor to cues. is
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
peracre." ' :-
: If you are in search ot such, see me betore
you buy. F. P. MORGAN.
ill'S GROCERY STORE.
V eg eta bles, Flour & Feed.
telephone no. 338.
Corvallis, - - - Oregon.
We handle several brands of canned goods, but none which gives so good sat
isfaction and represents so much value for youi money as
Whfin jpu buy a can ot Monopole Coffee, Spices, Bakini: Powder, or other
Canned Goods of this brand, tou have our guarantee that it will please you,
or money back. Vours Truly, ehipman.
I have watches from one dollar up;
rrrAA ro1rl fill pd . ' oi 1 ver. sil verine and
cheap Qr)s fir the boys.. Kings of all
kinda Wedding rings, set rings, Dsnu
rings. ' "
' If you are having trouble writh your
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 wil! always
be on hand to make pood his guarantee.
xwino-AfiM PVh Tst. the stare will
close at 6:30 p, m. except Saturdays.
The Jeweler and Optician.
Notice to Creditors.
In tbo Matter of the Estate
James Hayes, deceased.
Kotica ia herebT ffiven to all persens concern
ed that the undersigned has been .duly . ap
pointed administratrix of the estate of James
Hiiyes, deceased, by the county court ol tne
State of Oregon, for Benton county. All per
sons Hiving Claims agninRi ram raw"
Haves, deceaued. are hereby required to pre
sent the same with the prorjer vouchers duly
verified as by law required within six ' months
from the date hereof to the undersigned at her
. .r,,. n.i w;r. nf CnrvalliH. Oreson.
or at the law office ot E. E. Wilson, In Corvallis,
Benton County. Oregon
Dated tnls Marcn x,
Administratrix of th estate of James Hayes,
Notice ot Final Settlement.
.. . 1 . I . V. . .1.. nnAolvlmiMl.
executrix of the est.-.te of John Burnett, deceas
ed, has filed her final account In said estate In
the County Court of the State of Oregon for
Benton Coumty, and on Monday, April 6tb, 1903,
at the hour of ten o'clock am, at the County
Court Koom In the Court House in CorvalUa,
Benton County, Oregon, is the time and place
. i . i n n hA.ln. . nhlMtnAM. If
any, to said final account and settlement
thereef. , .k
Administrator's Notice to Creditors.
: w.hj la hArnhT a ven . that . the underslsrned
has been appointed administrator ol the estate
of Klnman Vanderpool, deceased, and all per
sons having claims against said estate are here
by required to present the same duly verified
as bv law required to me at Wells, Oregon, or
at the office of Yates & Yates, Corvallis, Oregon
within six months from this- date. .
Dated at uorvaiiis, Oregon, uui ui ujr
February.AD, 1903, - - r '
VlBOTL A. CABXEB,
Administrator of the estate of Klnman Van
derpool, deceased, - ;? ! -:- ' .
Notice or Final Settlement. -In
the matter of the Estate of William Allen,
Notice is hereby given that I, Mary C Allen,
as administratrix of the estate ot William Alien
deceased, have filed my final account as such
administratrix with the Clerk of the . County
Court of Benton county, State of Oregon, and
the Bald Court has fixed Monday the 6th- day
of April. 1908, at the hour of one o'clock In the
afternoon of said day as the time, and the
County Courtroom in the court house in .Cor
valils, Oregon, as the place for hearing any and
all objections to the said final account and for
settlement thereof. . .. , ; , - ;
Dated this March 7, 1903.
Mary O. Allen.
Administratrix of the estate of 'William Allen,
deceased. -'; - !s.
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
ll rooiirorl frame tin 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.
1 : Call lor Warrants.
' v .
Vatice is hereby given that .. there is
money in the treasury to pay all city
warrants drawn on the general fnnd and
endorsed prior to February I2, 1901, and
all city street fund ' warrants endorsed
prior to November 15, i9o2. ' Interest
will stop on the same from this date. . .
Dated at Corvallis. Oregon, March 24,
I?3' Wm. McLagan. '
The Benefit of Change.
We are not house plants: , We need a
change of soil now and then-to be re
planted. New scenes, new experiences,
new surroundings a change of climate,
dryair instead of moisture, sunshine in
place of cloud. This is sometimes, es
sential to health. There are conditions
near at hand that are better than Europe
can offer. Take a month or two in Cal
ifornia. Plant yourself for a time where
there are no irritations, where the hotel
is beyond criticism, the landscape pleas
ing, and where sunny weather invites
to walks and drives, Pure and dry air,
and the increased electric influences of
sunshine are vastly helpful. -
You can make this trip at very little
expense, and enjoy a ride over the scenic
Siskiyou and Shasta mountains, which
at this time of tie year with their snow
covered peaks, are unsurpassed for their
For complete information regarding
rates, points of interest, and delightful
hotels in California address
W. E. Ceman,
Gen. PassAgt S. P. Co- Lines in Oregon
Notice for Publication.
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878. '
United States Land Office, Oregon City, Oregon,
Jany 12th, 1903. .,
N otlce is hereby given that in compliance with
the provisions of the act ot cengress of June 8,
1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands
In the states of California, Oregon, Nevada and
Washington Territory," as extended to all the
Public Land states by act of August , 1892,
. Adelbert D. Perkins, -
of Toledo, county ol Benton, state of Oregon,
has this day filed in this office his sworn state
ment No 6009 for the purchase of tlie Nfi of
NE ii of Section No 28 in Township No 12 8
Range No 7 West, and wUl offer proof to show
that the land sought Is more valuable for Its
timber or stone than lor . agricultural purposes
and to establish his claim to said land before
Victor P- Moses, Olerk of Benton County, Ore
gon, Corvallis, Oregon, on Wednesday, the 8tn
day of April, 1903 . , , ,
He numes as witnesses:
John W Hyde of Philomath, Oregon.
Frank M spencer : " ' '" '
William Brazelton of Toledo. Oregon,
. Charles Kreger ' " " ;
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims in this office on or betore said 8th
day of April, 1903.
. 'i' CHAS. B. MOOBE3,
' ' , . . Begister,
Notice of Final Settlement.
In the matter of the estate of Elda J. Elliott, de-
Notice "is hereby given that I, Ernest Elliott,
as administrator with the will annexed of the
estate ot Elda J. Elliott, deceased, have filed
my final account as such administrator with the
clerk of the county court of Benton county, state
of Oregon, and the said court has fixed Mon
day the 6th day ol April, 1A03. at the hour of
2 o'clock fn the afternoonof said day as the
time, and the county court room in the court
house at Corvallis, Oregon, as the place for
hearing any and all objections- to the said ac
count, and for settlement thereof . ,
Dated, March 6, 1903. ,
? ... ' -.. ERNEST ELLIOTT,
Administrator with the will annexed of the es
tate of Elda J. Elliott, deceased.
G. R. FARRA,
PHYSICIAN, 8CBGEON OBSTKTICIAN
Residence In front ot court house, facing 8rd
it. Office hours 8to9a.rn.lto2 and T to 82
Our store will close at 7 . p. m
during January, February and
March, Saturday evenings excepted
J. H. Harris.
A General Banking Business.
Exchange leeuei payable at all finan
cial centers ia United States, Canada
PORTLAND London & San FrancixcoBank
Limited; Canadian Bank of Commerce.
SAN FRANCISCO London 3e San Francis
co Bank JLlmited.
NEW YORK Me.r. J. F. Morgan A Co.
CHICAGO First National Bank.
LONDON, ENG. London & San Francisco
SEATTLE AND TACOMA London & San
Francisco Bank Limited.
CORVALLIS & EASTERN
Time Card Number 21.
For Vaqnina: '
Train leaves Albanv . . . .
.. " Corvallis..,
" arrives Yaquina...'. ; .
...12:45 p. m
... 2:00 p. m
' Leaves Corvallis
6:45 a. m
11:30 a. m
12:15 p. m
3 For Detroit: .
.Leaves Albany 7:00 a. m
Arrives Detroit 12:05 p. m
4 from Detroit: 1
JLeaves Detroit. 12:45 p. m
Arrives' Albany,...!. 5:35 p. m
Train No. I arrives in Albany in time
to connect with S P south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany before departure ot S f norm
bound train. -
Train So 2 connects with the SPtraiM
at Corvallis and Albany giving direct ser
vice to Newport and adjacent beaches.
Train 3 for Detroit. Breitenbush and
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
7:00 a. m.. reaching Detroit at noon, giv
ing ample time to reach the Springs the
For further information apply to
H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis.
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany.
J. P. Huffman,
Office In Zlerolf Building. Hours
from 8 to 5. O-rvallls, Oregon.
L. G. ALTAIAN, M. D
Homeopathisi ' ,
Office cor 3rd and Monroe eta. Eesl-
O J O. mt.AN nn
' Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
t.n 8 P. M. Snnriava 9 tn 1(1 A. M.
Phone residence 315.
' DR. W. H- HOLT.
DR- MAUD HOLT.
Office on South Maia St.' Consul
tation and examinations free.
Office hours: 8:3o to 11:45 a. m
1 to 5:45 p. m. Phone .235.; ,
DR. C. H. NEWTH, t
Physician & Surgeon
rmiomatn, uregon. . .
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
NOTARY PUBLIC. .
Office in Zierolf Puilding, Corvall'9. Or.
E. R. Bryson,
' POSTOFFICE BUILDDIG
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. Keeidence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortkam's drug store.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D
Physician and'Surgeon. -,
Office, Koom 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, Corvallis, Or. Office Hours,
10 to 12 a, m., 2 to 4 p. m. : , . ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
' JUSTICE OF THE PBAC3 :
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office iu Burnett brick Corvallis, Oreg
W. T. Rowley, M. D,
Physician, Surgeon, 0 ecu list
.. ' . Corvallis, Oregon.
Oeficb Rooms I and 2, Bank Building.
Residence On Third street, between
Monroe and Jackson. Res. telephone
t; number 6ir, office 481. t " - , :
Office Hours 10 to 12 a m, 2 to 4 P m.