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Official Paper of Benton County.
VOBTALLIg, OKEGOK, JULY 15, 1903.
BENTON'S POOR SHOWING.
41Dld Corvallisite is Humiliated And
Writes of His Disappointment.
It is with the kindliest feeling to
' "wards Benton county and the peo
ple who live there which prompts
me to say a few words through
your valuable paper, by which I
.hope to do some good in the matter
of arousing them from a slumber
which if continued, will be fatal to
the best interests of the county.
Having visi'ed the rooma of the
Oregon Bureau of Information at
Tif TTtiinn dennt in this city, and
taken note of what is being i done,
I feel as if I would like to oe behind
Benton countv with a sharp stick.
""NTmi-Iv wrv countv in the state
seems to be. represented there
some manner, most of them with
display of their products, the tables
beine spread with county papers
and nrinted literature of all kinds,
' which visitors may help themselves
n anA Vtinwinp- Benton to be one
" of the best agricultural counties
TOMt nf the mountains and the seat
of the Agricultural College, natur
ally expected to see a fine display
of products, but after looking in
Tain for something with the name
of Benton on it asked the gentle
men in eharee where I might see
Benton county's display fully ex
wtmff tn r shown into an other
room where a dazzline display of
samples of fine fruits, cereals, veg
etables, grasses, lumber, buggies,
organs and all kinds of flour, meal
and msh. and the tables would be
spread with literature of all kinds,
maps, photograhs, showing, some
of the nice stone buildings. But I
was sadly disappointed for the man
looked puzzled, as he had forgot
ten there was a county but after he
remembered he said, "We have
nothing herefrom Benton, except
a single copy of a pamphlet com
piled by C. E. Woodson, and after
""Searching for sometime found it,
with a cord tied to it. which pre
caution he said was taken to prevent
someone from carry it away, which
I noticed was not effective for the
next day it had disappeared, some
heartless' wretch having cut the
cord, and carried it away. It was
a neat pamphlet and there should
be piles of them kept on the tables,
however the edition should be
printed on smaller pages about
4 inches by 7 or 8 inches for pocket
The Oregon Information Bureau
is doing -great work for Oregon and
each county, by using proper zeal
will receive its proportion of the
benefits. We want samples of ev
ery kind of our products; we want
county newspapers: we want print
ed truths and maps showing the
lay of the county. It will be a
great pleasure to me in the future
to look upon one of the best ex
hibits tLtere under the name of Ben
ton county. I know Benton can
raise the stuff, if someone would
only collect it, and I am sure that
under the present management of
the Information Bureau, great good
will result, so get to the wheel.
Portland, July 11. 1913.
GAVE LIQUOR TO MINORS.
And Paid Heavily tor it -A Trial for
the Offense in Prospect.
A hundred dollars In fines was
paid into the police court Monday.
The offense was giving liquor to
min ors. Added to fifty dollars col
lected in the same court on thesame
account two weeks ago, it may be
said that the Corvallis- police iorce
and court- has been more than self
sustaining for the past month. "The
combined salaries of the judge,
chief and nightwatch is $110. They
have collected in fines on the above
account alone, $150. besides several
smaller amount, sufficient to swell
the total to perhaps $200, or more.
In addition, they have proceeded
a long way towards breaking up a
wholesale business of giving liquor
to minors. Night officer Osburn
observed a pot of beer leave a saloon
the other night and calling Chief
I,ane to his assistance made a
swoop on an outbuilding on Third
between Jefferson and Madison
Some girls and men were surprised
to the extent that there were sub
sequent confessions in the office of
the police judge, where a number
of affidavits were made. Tnose in
volved are Clarence Irwin and Mr.
Hodges, who pleaded guilty to a
charge of giving liquor to minors,
and paid a fine of $50 each.
It resulted also in the arrest of
Mrs. Wheeler and a warrant for
Mary Smith. The affidavits charge
point blank that several minors,
in age from 15 years up, have been
given liquor at the Wheeler house
by Mrs. Wheeler and Mrs. Hen-
dersoo-Smith. They also involve
others, whose names have not been
Mrs. Wheeler was arraigned in
the police court Monday, where she
pleaded not guilty. Her trial was
set for nine o'clock yesterday morn
ing, but at that hour she asked a
postponement in order to get an
attorney. As it now stands, the
case is to be heard at nine o'clock,
this Wednesday morning. Mary
Smith, who is wanted for the same
offense is somewhere in the coun
try, out of reach of the city officers.
- for sometime there has been a
vast amount of drunkenness among
young boys of all ages above thir
teen and fourteen, and the officers
are making good headway in break
ing up the practice. Incidentally,
they are helping to pay off the city
HORSE KICKED HIM,
Fractured his Skull Her leg Broken
Quarantine Rsised Other News.
W. E. Yates and family goto the
coast tomorrow for the season.
Mrs. N. B. Avery left Thursday
to visit Portland friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kiger are
at Newport for a brief stay.
Mrs. Joseph Yates and daughter
Miss Mina, left Monday for New
port. After a visit with her parents in
this city, Miss Ryth Gatch return
ed Saturday to her home in Salem.
number of lady
Lee entertained a
SIX CONTRACTS AWARDED.
THE CAMPAIGN ON.
And a big Crop to Cure All Orchards
Heavy with Prunes The Big
With but a few exceptions, the
prune trees of Benton are heavily
laden with fruit this season. The
exceptions are in the south end of
Benton. There the orchards of
the Herron Brothers, Hugh Finley
and the Zierolf Brothers are, not as
full as on former" occasions, but in
all, the crop is in no sense, a fail
tire. N .
. To the west and the north, the
reports give assurance of a boun
tiful crop, The yield at the big
prune orchard, in particular, is ex
pected to .be enormous. Prepara
tions lor saving it are on, ana in
clude improvements to the big
drier. The latter is ,the largest
concern of the kind on the Coast
if not in the world. It has ten tun
nels, each 10O feet long, and four
feet square, inside. Its inside, con
'( tent is 16,000 cubic feet. For heat
and power it is served by two eighty-horse
boilers. It accommodates
3,ooo bushels of green fruit at a
time. With perfectly favorable
weather conditions, its curing ca
pacity is about 65,000 pounds of
fruit every 24 hours, When the
weather is damp, as is often the
case, drying is retarded, and a
much smaller output is the result.
Improvements based on the exper
ience of past years are being added
to the curing plant this season, and
Manager Johnson with a gang of
workmen has already set about the
Portland Firm Secures Most of Them
One for John Ingle.
Contracts for the construction of
six lateral sewers were awarded by
the city council Monday night.
There were three bidders for each
of the laterals. Two awards were
secured by J. R- Smith & Co. of
Corvallis, one.by J. W. Ingle of
Corvallis. and three by Jacobsen &
Bade of Portland. The last men
tioned contractors built several 'lat
erals in Corvallis last year. The
closeness of the figuring in the con
tracts is shown by the fact that the
total amount bid by J. R Smith &
Co. and the Portland firm only
differed about $28. . ' ' .
Tbe bids were as follow-:
Through block eighteen and block
two county addition, known as the
Ingle sewer, J. R. Smith & Co $626
Jacobson Bade & Co.- $623; John
Ingle, 635. . -
Through block 12 and block four
Dixon's Addition' known as the
Farmers Hotel sewer, Jacobsen
Bade & Co, $679; J. R. Smith &
Co. $685.70; John Ingle. $774.
Through block one; Dixon's ad
dition known as the Altman sewer,
J. R. Smith & Co. $285 . 15; Jackob-
sen Bade & Co, $289; John Ingle,
Through block 33 Avery's addi
tion, known as the James Hayes
sewer, Jacobsen Bade & Co, $299;
J. R. Smith & Co, $310 25; John
Ingle, who fignred the sewer to be
three instead of one block, $941 70.
Ihrough block five, old town,
known as Hotel Corvallis sewer,
John Ingle $370.80; J, R. Smith &
Co. $387 60; Jacobsen Bade & Co.
Through block 28 and 29. Avery's
addion, known as the White-Farmer
sewer, Jacobsen Bade & Co.
$767; J. R. Smith & Co 778.25;
John Ingle. $900. Under the terms
of the specifications the laterals are
all to be completed within 90 days
Each bidder gives a bond for faith
ful performance of the work.
A sever has been ordered through
blocks 18 and 19 N. B. Avery's ad
dition known as the Pratt-Hays
blocks, but no award of contract
was made on account of negotia
tions that are pending for right of
way in a block which has no alley.
In the probate court, the estate
of Jeremiah H. Mason has been
settled and the administratrix dis
Miss Ethel Price left yesterday
for Portland where she will be the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Oren.
W. E. Yates has been appointed
an ministrator of the estate of Wil
liam Knens with a bond fixed at
There will be services at the
Catholic church next Sunday,
Mass at 10:30 a. m., and benedic
tion at 7, -30 p. m.
1. iiansaKer ot lowa, is in
Corvallis, where he has been in at
tending the tent meetings of the
. Prof. I. M. Glen and family arri
ved Monday from Eugene and
are guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. R
The last of the Spaulding drive
of logs passed down Monday even
ing. ine coik scow and horse raft
brought up the rear.
Mr". J. Fred Yates went to tbe
Bay Monday for the season. She
will be with the family of Joseph
Henry Allen, wife and daughter,
and Dr. and Mrs. Harper laft
yesterday morning for a week or
ten days' stay in Aleea.
Regular meeting of the W. C. T.
U. will occur at the Reading Room
tomorrow. Thursday afternoon at
3 o'clock. All cordi.lly., invited.
The open Reason for deer be
gan the 15th, and there is consider
able hustling among sportsmen to
get into the mountains to try their
new guns or take renewed satisfac
tion in the accuracy of the old one.
Mr. and Mrs.Eph Cameron left
yesterday for their home at Union,
after a visit with Corvallis relatives
and friends. They expect to visit
relatives in Portland on the way
George Houck and Family of Eu
gene, accompanied by Mrs, Deli
lah Houck, passed through town
yesterday, enroute t.o Newport,
where they are to spend the sum
mer. Amy and Mabel children of'Prof
fessor Pernot, and a number of
friends were given a lawn party
Monday af'ernoon by their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs Geo. Coote.
Misses Carre and Josie Garrow
leave today for their home at Mar
inette, Wisconsin, after a pleasant
visit at the Garrow home in ' this
A pafty consisting of Mrs. E. G.
Garrow, Mr. and Mrs. A, J. Metz
gar, Misses Carrie and Josie Gar
row of Wisconsin, Miss Mae Man
gas; Jame Bier , and Theolore
Garrow spent Sunday on Mary's
There is one grocery" store in'" town
which does not dose at 6 o'clock. That
Wood." Inquire at Times office.
Geo. A. Mason aud wife of Lob
ster were trading in . Corvallis
Monday, They recently pur
chased the holdings of Ben Brat
ton on Lobster, aud an adjoining
ranch, and have settled with hopes
of a beneficent future. Box post
office is among their recent -acquisitions.
P. M. Zierolf has installed two
eight foot glass counters in his gro
cery store, which add much to the
already attractive appearance of the
place of business. E. W. S. Pratt
has also placed two new eight-foot
glass counters in his jewelry store.
Ihey have plate glass .top, front
The quarantine of the scarlet
fever cases in Job's Addition has
been raised. Three of the children
of the Charles Lillard home suffered
with the disease, but all recovered
several days ago. The other chil
dren in the family for some reason,
did not contract the contagion. The
house was fumigated and the quar
antine raised Monday evening.
The Benton Flouring Mills has
secured the first license issued in
Benton under the new law requir
ing warehousemen to give a bond
and take out license. The b,ond of
the company is $10,000. A num
ber of other applications for license
have been filed but are still pend
ing: G. A. Westgate, bond, $2,500;
R. N, Williamson, $8,000; H. M.
Finley, $7,000; A. W. . Fischer,
$10,000: Wilhelm & Sons. $7,000.
Tbe Dornbeckers had arranged
with Spaulding Bros, to have a raft
of hardwood logs taken down the
river with the latter's drive, but tbe
Spaulding drive has passed and
the D irnbecker log9 repose in the
placid waters of Booneville slough.
The Spaulding crew regarded it as
too much of a job to float the logs
to the main stream owing to the
low stage of water in the slough,
and it is expected tbat tbe . Dorn
beckers will send up a crew of their
own to drive their logs.
Zula, the five-year-old daughter
of D. Hiestand met with an acci
dent Sunday evening in which her
left leg was fractured just above the
ankle. The family resides in the
B. L. Arnold house, in front of
which there is a deep water drain.
The child in some mariner fell into
the ditch with her bicycle, and
when she was rescued it was found
tbat her leg had been broken as
stated. Dr. Catbev was called to
attend the little sufferer.
Cucumbers 22 inches long and
two and a half inches in diameter
will be among the samples displayed
at the state fair in the OAC exhibit.
They were grown at the college
under the direction ot Prof. Coote.
They wouhi have attained larger
size if allowed to remain on the
vines, but had to be picked before
attaining full growth so they could
be gotten in the tubes in which
they are preserved for fexhibit. A
part of the college's exhibit at the
fair last year was sent to Japan for
Frank Brown, brother of Jesse
Brown is in the Salem hospital
with a fractured skull as the result
of an accident. Mr. Brown' who re
sides near Airlie was thrown from
his horse last Thursday., and , in
some way the animal kicked him in
the head as he fell. The cork of the
horses shoe entered the skull, in
flicting a serious wound. Mr Brown
was unconscious for some time, and
was taken to the hospital for treat
ment. At last accounts, his condi
tion was improved.
, W. M . Jones and Clarence Hout,
of Corvallis are to engage in the
butchering business in Dallas, hav
ing purchased John Castle shop in
that place. Mr. Jones has had
much experience in handling all
kinds of stock and may be depended
on to supply the shop with good
meats at the least expense, and
Clarence knows as well as anybody
how to dipose of it . They take
charge of the business on the first
of the month.
At an adjourned term of the
county commissioners' court last
Saturday, a bridge and fill con
structed by R. M. Gilbert, near
Monroe was rejected because not
built according to plans and speci
fications. The contract price was
110. The court subsequently pur
chased the bridge and fill for $8s.
At the same meeting the court in
structed the countv clerk to pre
pare a tabulated financial statement
of the affairs of the county from
January 1. 1897 to July 1, 1903.
The order is in line with similar
acrion by the commissioners' court
during the administration of Judge
Hufford, . when a similar order was
Our Annual Mid-Summer Sale will begin Monday
July 6 th and continue 30 days.
Every article in stock will be reduced, . except
"Douglas" and Walk-Over Shoes, Hawes $3.00
fiats, Monarch. White Shirts, Bull Breeches,' and
Our Own Overalls.
"Deep cut in Men's and Boys' Suits, Wash Skirts,
Shirt Waists, and Wash Dress Goods,
Bargains all along the line in order to make room
for our Fall Stock which will arrive early.
Goods sold at reduced price for Cash only.
Store Closes at 6 o'clock.
Cimcs Office for 3ob Printing,
Depends on it.
4 BRANDS. BUY THE-k
. CORVALLIS FLOUR Acorn Creamery
WALDO " Batter, made from
BENTON " one herd of cows.
The Kind that is made from The Kind that's made from
good wheat by careful and g'ood flour, good salt, good
. experienced millers, the yeast, good batter, such as
bind that satisfied as after we sell and guarantee,
careful study and investiga
tion. Good Groceries
Free from adulteration and impurities,
the kind that you always find
' At Hodes' Grocery
Reduced Excursion Bates,
A good -wheel. Will trade for wood.
Inquire ' at Steam Laundry of Alba
There is one grocery store in
which does not close at 6 o'clock.
A furnished room for single
man. Must be near College,
box i77 City,
To the Puolic.
I have leased my truck for the period
of one year to L. F. Wooster, who will
engage in the truck business. . I thank
my patrons for pa6t favors, and bespeak
for my successor a liberal patronage.
I have taken the office in the Fisher
brick, over the postoffice. formerly oc
cupied by F. P. Morgan, and shall en
gage in the real estate, renting, loan
and insurance business. I shall be glad
to have owners list with me, property
that they have for sale, or houses they
have to rent.
G. A. Robinson,
Don't fail to see Dr. Lowe about
your eyes this trip as he woa't be
back" until late in the year.
The Southern Pacific Company has
placed on sale at very low rates round-
trip tickets to the various resorts along
its lines, and also, in connection with
the Corvallis & Eastern Railroad, to De
troit and the seaside at Yaquina Bay,
latter tickets gopd for return until Oct
Three day tickets to Yaquina Bay good
going Saturdays Mondays are . now on
sale at greatly reduced rates from all
points Eugene and north on both East
and Westside lines, enabling people to
spend Sunday ' at the seaside. Very
low round trip rates are also made be
tween Portland and the same points on
the j Southern Pacific, good going
Saturdays, returning Sunday or Monday
allowing Portlnnd jjeople to spend Sun
day in the country, and the out of town
people to have the day in Portland.
Tickets from Portland to Yaquina
Bay, good for return via Albany and
Eastside. or Corvallis and Westside, at
option of passenger. ' Baggage checked
throuea to Newport. A new feature at
Newport this year will be an up-to-
date kindergarten in charge' on an ex
perienced Chicago teacher.'
A beautifully illustrated booklet de'
scribing the seaside resorts on Yaquina
Bay has been published by the South
ern Pacific and Corvallis & Eastern and
can be secured from their agents, or by
addressing W. E. Coman, G. P. A... S.
P. Co. Portland, or Edwin Stone, Man
ager C. & E. R. R, Co, Albany, Or.
Manure to give away
at the ; Brick
As well as Choicest Delicacies
for lunch and dinner, can al
ways be found at our store.
We handle only iirst-elass
goods and can guarantee qual
ity. Everything offered for
sale here is strictly fresh and
just as represented. "VVe car
ry a large stock of selected
Family and Fancy Groceries,
and are sole agents for
fiigb Grade Coffees.
If taken soon, 2 acres ; one acres
iu choice bearing fruit. A nice house,
barn and other buildings, about one mile
from college grounds, and one, half mile
from school house.' Terms easy. Call
on or write
' B. It. Thompson,
Corvallis, Ore, -'. .