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Official Paper ot Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, JULY 28, 1903.
SEN TON'S? MISTAKE.
Tienton County is neglecting an
pportunityjin hef failurejto man
tain an exhibit at the Union depot
in Portland. If there are those
among our citizens who have a
ionse or farm that it is desired to
sell at a good price, a strong influ
eace for finding the buyer is
through the medium of products of
tie county displayed for the in
spection of immigrants when the
latter first arrive in the state. If it
45 desired to increase the popula
tion and capital of the county and
, to build new homes and to inaugur
ate new enterprises, which in turn
will reduce the individual taxes of
every man in the county, . it is of
nrime imnortance that a portion of
the immigrants daily arriving in
the state shall be attracted to Ben
ton. The sight of an unusually
fine sheaf of wheat, a bunch of
grass of exceptional length, or any
other product of unusual merit, ap
peals to a homeseeker, with far
greater directness and power than
do pages and pages of literature.
Of tbee, Benton has nothing at the
Union depot, though nearly every
other county in the state has an at
tractive and instructive exhibit.
The indifference of our people on
the subject is certain to have its
unfavorable consequence in the
failure ot the county to get its just
share of the newcomers.
- When products in abundance
and of the finest character are on
everv side, to be had merely for
the askine. why should there be
hesitation and inaction? The rail
roads haul these products free, the
"Portland business men display
them free, and all that is required
is for a few hands to be lifted for
gathering the exhibit together.
PHONE MAN WAS HERE.
Talked About Mutual System Lines
of the Kind in Washington
The presence in town Monday of
Mr. Stow a promoter of mutual tel
ephone systems, made occasion tor
talk in that direction during the
afternoon among local townspeO'
-pie. Mr. btow in times past was
the backbone of mutual systems in
eastern states. He was also at one
time a trusted man in the Bell em
ploy. He is alter a franchise in
Portland. He thinks there is i
good chance of getting it He clai
ms that if it be secured, there will
. be in consequence no end of impet
us given to mutual systems m van
ous counties in the valley. Cor
vallis then, he says,-will be sure to
join hands in a mutual system.
Such systems are in actual oper
ation now in counties to the north.
Master of the State Grange I,eedy
of Washington .County told of one
m which he is concerned, while m
town last week. The arrangement
is a. joint stock company. The ad
mission fee of the company is $25
In addition the subscribers buy their
own phones. The company builds
he lines along the main roads, and
the "; subscribers build from their
farm house to . a connection with
them. On the Leedy line there are
100 patrons, and everything is
working: smoothly. The same is
true of another system in a neigh
boring community ; in Washington
Mr Stow left for Portland during
4he afternoon. He gives out that
he will shortly return tp Corvallis
BACK ON THE, MOUNTAIN.
( Washburn is Again .There Has Re
: covered From his Injuries.
Young Washburn who is con
ducting signal ' experiments on
Mary's Peak, and who was recently
injured in a fall while at his duties,
lias returned to the peak from
Eugene, where he went at the time
of his accident. At eleven a, m. at
three p. m. and at nine p. m.' each
day, he ascends to the highest point
on the peak, and signals with others
engaged in the experiments, one of
whom is located on a high peak ; to
the southward. During the day the
heliograph is used, and at night
the signalling is by means of lights.
' A man who was on the - mountain
with Washburn the other day was
able to see distinctly the reflection
on Peterson's . Butte in Linn Coun
ty as thrown there by the helio
graph from Marys Peak.
Washburn is alone on the moun
tain, and there is a surmise that he
must have seen things during, the
electrical storm which passed from
the Cascades to the Coast Monday
evening, taking in the -peak with
lurid variations in its flight. , .
Eleven Tear-old Palm Tand Cactus
Season Show Their First Blooms.
Mr. and Mrs. W., J. Wilbanks,
who reside on Fourth and Van
Buren streets, have a great variety
of fine shrubbery and flowers com
mon to this locality, and they also
have that which is uncommon here.
For instance they have a bunch
of fig trees which bears three crops
in a season. The ; first 1 crop will
ripen about the 1st of August, the
second a month later, and the
third not at all. The frost kills
this crop before it matures. .. On
the trees at present are figs from
the size of a double-B shot to full
grown. This shrub does pot
bloom. An evergreen plum tree
is. another attraction of the garden.
It is known as the Japanese plum
tree, and bears fruit of excellent
A cactus of the elkhorn variety,
which has grown in 'the open air
here for eleven years without
blossoming, produced a solitary
bloom of rare attractiveness this
acaouu, , mil w uuaiiKs seuirea.
several . Varieties of cactus while
passing through New Mexico 1 1
years ago, but this is the only one
which survived the wet winters.
The rarest and most attractive
plant in Mr. and Mrs. Wilbanks'
garden is a Florida flowering palm
in full bloom, the bulb of which
was procured in Mississippi eleven
years ago. 1 ms is the nrst season
it has bloomed, and so far as known
the only one of the kind in the
Northwest which has arrived at
Dioommg stage. The shrub is
about six inches in diameter- and
ten feet in height at present. - Four
and a half feet of this height, how
ever, has grown in the past six
weeks and is the portion bearing
the blooms and which, doubtless,
win witner this tail. xnere is a
mass of bloom . fourteen inches in
diameter extending the length of
the section of quick growth. The
flowers are white, about one and a
half inches in diameter, are . shaped
somewhat like the fuchsia bloom
and ajre almost odorless. Mr. Wil.
banksi estimates that a thousand
blooms will have been produced
when the buds now' formed have
Interested persons are welcome
to inspect the shrub- W. G
ery photographed it when'
Half Interest in China House in Cor
vallis Conveyed to R. H. Huston.
New deeds filed for record, are:
W. G. Fisher to D. E. Overman,
acres near Philomath,
United States to W. H. v Parrish,
patent 150 acres in Alsea.
B. F. Ireland to U. S. Gleason,
169 acres in Alsea, $700.
N. P. Newton and wife to B. F.
Pugh and wife, property in Phi
J. E, Stevens and wife to1 Ada
I. Brack, lot in Philomath, $400.
J. C. Harrington and wife to E.
E. Baily, 160 acres near- Dusty.
B. T. E vers and wife
Stimpson 1 o acres near
William Bogue to ; R. H. Hus
ton, half interest in China house
property on Main street, Corvallis.
I2.50. . ; ;-;-'.
M. Burnett et al to John McGee,
no acres ' southeast of Corvallis,
M . Burnett and others to R. - H
Colbert, two lots in block two Cor
vallis, $700. '
Battle Royal for the Sale of a Thresh
. , ing Outfit. -
Pete Rickard and John Whitaker
came to town Saturday, having an
nounced that they intended to buy
a threshing machine on that day,
and, were at once besieged by five
representatives of threshing ma
chine companies. Friends of the
"Benton county farmers tendered
assistance, but it was rejected.
They had. in fact, invited the at
tack and were prepared to take care
of themselves.- At times, however,
during the day, the aspect of the
engagement was bad for Pete and
John, and almost every citizen on
Main street became excited as the
fortunes of battle shifted one way
or the other. But there was one
point, which Pete and John under
stood better than the spectators,
and that was the attacking parties
were slashing each other a great
deal more effectively than they
were those to whom they endeavor
ed to direct their attention, Every
machine niaa wanted to take the
brunt of the battle himself, and
attack the farmers', independently
and, in a commercial . sense, h e
swatted, the comrade who under
took to prevent him from carrying
out bis plan. All day long, the
battle royal progressed with vary
ing aspects until near sundown,
when the Advance Thresher Com
pany's man,' . having almost ex
hausted his competitors.) began to
get in his deadly work on the
farmers, and it was only a brief
time until they had surrendered tc
him, however, on most advanta
. That is to say, Pete and John
and several neighbors have jointly
purchased an Advance thresher. It
is a 32-56 with wind stacker and
self-feeder. The engine is of 16
horse power, and the outfit is ex
pected to arrive the first of next
week if not sooner . The parties
thought first of buying a 36-60, but
later decided that, taking every
thing into consideration, the small
er size was preferable. In pur
chasing their machine the boys had
the benefit of about the hottest com
petition which has been witnessed
among machine men here in many
a day. Incidents leading up to the
bargain created much interest.,'
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OVER THIRTY FOOT. BLUFF.
s Who Can?
The child labor question has
been discussed in our homes, deba
ted in our societies, tried in our
courts and yet it still exists.
One need not go to the coal mine
to find these conditions for we have
examples of this contemptible
practice here in our glorious westj
yes even in our own beautiful city.
Ought a boy of ten years to lift
4-foot cord wood sticks? Will ' the
answer, "O, it wont .hurt him " be
sufficient for such'a question.".
Can nothing be done? who can
open the eyes of the 1 ignorant and
make the willfully blind to see?
Can any one answer this ques
tion? - R.
Log Dragged Team of Fine; Horses
Both Animals Killed in the Fall. ,
A team of horses, well known in
western Benton was instantly killed
by being dragged over a thirty foot
bluff, while logging in the vicinity
of Dallas Friday afternoon. The
team belonged to Joseph Reynolds,
who used his horses for logging for
the Benton County Lumber com
pany in the woods on Greasy dur
ing the summer of two years ago,
While in the latter employ the ani
mals became widely known in the
vicinity, tor their beauty, size and
magnificent power as draught hor
ses. Few times it ever were : they
hitched to a log that they
did not ultimately, start, though
sometimes, ajnumber of trials had
to be made . '; When hugging ; the
ground in the act of an unusually
hard pull the two faithful animals,
straining every nerve Jo move the
load, ,are said to have presented an
In the accident of last . Friday
both horses in the team were killed,
a big log that they were moving on
a steep side hill slid over a 30-foot
bluff dragging the team down with
' The neck of one animal and
the back of the other was broken.
In his logging operations, the team
is said ' to have earned several
thousand dollars for their owner,
a snug sum of of which in a Dallas
bank is the inheritance the faithful
nags leave to him . ' 0
SOLD A SAWMILL.
' ':- .J - 's ' ' .-. '
Organized Corporation Bought a' Bull
Other Local News. "
Carson Rademaker, who resides
at the Phile home, left Monday, for
a visit with Blodgett friends.
Mrs. W. T. Norton returned
home Monday from a three weeks'
visit in Oregon City, Portland and
The Dalles. ' .-."... : ; .
Victor and Gertrude Nolan en
tertained a number of friends at
their home Saturday afternoon
in honor of the 6th birthday of
their cousin, Anna Ebner, of Port
land. The Green brothers, who have
been operating a sawmill on Woods
creek, six miles above Philomath,
have disposed of the mill and 160
acresbf land to Thomas Huff and
a gentleman recently from '.Michi
gan. 'The sale was closed in Cor
vallis last Saturday and the new
owners took charge the following
Monday. The consideration was
Articles of incorporatlSh of the
Casterline Steel , Tempering Com
pany have been filed with the coun
ty clerk, The incorporators are,
B. J. Casterline," Monroe Cameron
and A. S. Cameron. The object of
the company is the manufacturing
and tempering of tools and imple
ments and the hardening of steel,
and to sell and dispose ot the rights
to said process. The capital stock
is divided into 5oo shares of the
par value of $100 each. The prin
cipal place of business is Corvallis.
After an illness of two weeks
with pleuro-pncumonia, Pope Leo
XIII died at Rome Thursday. The
funeral ceremonies will extend ov
er a period of nine days, during a
portion of : which the body will, lie
in state in St. Peters. , The last
moments of the dead pipe were in
terrible pain, his condition alter
nating between consciousness and
coma. Leo'was pope for 25 years,
and was 93 years of age. He ex
erted a powerful influence on the
world, v '. '
A gentle work horse, fine driver.
F. P. Morgan, Corvallis.
There arrived in town Friday a
four-year-old. bull which had been
purchased from Lee Brown by J. L.
Lewis for Jesse Foster, and after
the animal had a'rest and had been
photographed, he was, driven to his
pew home. This is a fine looking
animal. He is a short-horn roan,
and is registered in . the Arherican
Short-Horn Herd Book, as attes-
rted by a certificate signed by a sec
retary of the American Short-Horn
Breeders' Association. The animal
is known as Wallace 11, and was
bred by A. Chalmers, , Cemlerville
Oregon, from whom he was pur
chased when quite young by Lee
Brown. His sire is Wallace 1, and
his dame is Peach Blossom, mother
of a number of animals very favor
ably known to stock men of Oregon
and Washington. The parentage
of Wallace 11 belongs to noted
families. " : .
DIED FROM A SCRATCH-
Years Loses a Fine Cow
,' Peculiar Manner.
When C . H. Vehrs, of the Cor
vallis dairy went out to his barn
Friday morning he saw an animal,
not far distant , in the pasture,
lying in a queer position. He sup
posed it was one ot his horses
which might have become entan
gled in a barbed wire. On ap
proaching he found that it was a
four-year-old Durham heifer lying
on her back dead. Further . inves
tigation showed that a hind foot
was securely attached just behind
the heel to one of the animals horns,
It is supposed that she had under
taken to scratch the top of her
head, and that in this manner the
foot became attached to the horn,
which had entered to a depth of an
inch and a half.- The animal was
- Our Annual Mid-Summer Sale is now running in
full blast. - '. - ,
Every article in stock will be reduced, except
"Douglas" and Walk-Over Shoes, Hawes $3.00
Hats, 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 arrivev early. '
Goods sold at reduced price for Cash only.
Store Closes at 6 o'clock.
Ciines Office for Job Printing,
Expends on it,
4 BRANDS. BUY THE
CORVALLIS FLOUR . Acorn Creamery
WALDO " Hotter, made from
BENTON " one herd of cows.
SNOWFALL " x , ;
FLOUR BREAD v
; The Kind that is made from The Kind that's made from
good wheat by careful and good floor, g'ood salt, good
experienced millers, the yeast, good batter, such as
Kind that satisfied ns after we sell and guarantee,
carefol study and investiga-
- Free from adulteration and impurities, .
the kind that you always find
v At Modes' Grocery
56 cedar poles 25 and 30 feet, 7,inch
tops or over; delivered- in Corvallis.
Apply at Pacific States T. & T. Co.
A large shipment of oar celebrated
Premium dishes just received at Nolan
& Callahan's. .
very fat, and beine unable to free
' herself the strained ' position soon
t : caused deatn. wnen touna tne
carcass was much swollen and it re
quired the best efforts, of two men
to disengage the foot and horn.
Boy your harvesting outfit from Nolan
& Callahan. : Big stock to select from. -
Best grade of gasoline 30 cents
on at Berry's.-
There is one grocery store in town
which does not close at 6 o'clock. That's
Chipman's. v ' - 1 7
Wanted. ' ', ,:
Two girls wanted to work at Occident
al Hotel. Address J. M. Brunk. Cor
vallis. , ....... , !"..
Furnished rooms, second door north
north of M. church South.
. - . . Mrs. E. L' Fitch.
V Popular Sunday Excursions.
In order to meet the wants I of the
t aveling public and give , practically
daily service to the beach during the
summer season, the Corvallis & Eastern
Railroad will run an excursion train
from Albany and Corvallis and all points
west to Newport every Sunday, leaving
Albany at, 7 a. m. and Corvallis at 7:30
a. m. returning leave Newport at 5:30 p.
m., Three day and season tickets will
be good going and returning on these
trains- This should prove popular with
the traveling public and a liberal pa
tronage will be thev best appreciation. ,
For the best coffee in
P. M. Zierolf.
n For Sale.
Twelve head of large sized Durham
milch cows, 16 head two year old heifers,
one Durham bull 5 years old, and one
pedigreed Durham bull two years old.
Intend to close out business; must, be
sold by Sept. 1, 1903. . -
J. E. Aldrich.
To Cascadia. '
Cascadia Stage office, at Powers and
Loftin's livery barn, Lebanon. ' We are
prepared to convey people to Cascadia
after the arrival of the morning ' train
reaching there the same day with or
Powers & Loftin.
A good starch-work . ironer.
at Corvallis Steam Laundry.
. ' . To the Public.
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 past 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- tne real esiaie, renting, iuau
and insurance business.- . I shall be glaa
to have owners list with jne, property
that they have for sale, or houses they
have to rent. , . -
' . , G. A. Robinson,
; . : Corvallis.
As well as Choicest Delicacies
for lunch and dinner, can al
ways be found at our store.
We handle only first-class
goods and can guarantee qual-
itv. Everything offered for
sale here is strictly fresh and
just as represented. We car
ry a large stock of selected -'
Family and Fancy Groceries,
and are sole agents for " ..
Riflb Grade Coffees.
' A Bargain.
If taken soon, . 2 acres; one acres
in 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. R. Thorn oson,
4;v, Corvallis, Ore, '