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Official Paper ot Benton Connty,
VOBTAIXIS, OREGON, AUG. 15, 1903.
FOR JUSTICE' SAKE.
It has been common report
Xenton during past days, that Judge
Woodward, as county judge, ac
Tcomplished great things in the re
daction of the county debt. The
. Gazette has ascribed practically all
the credit to him for the fact that
the county is now debtless, and has
displayed figures to show that Judge
"Woodward actually reduced the
debt more than $46,000. Natural
ly enough, the report was widely
accepted because it went unchallen-
. gfed, though all along there have
been many who knew that the
statements were widely at variance
with the facts.
On the fourth page of this paper
as to be found figures that disclose
the true status of the matter, and
show that durine his four vears of
administration, 'Judge Woodward
reduced the debt less than $17.
000. They not only show this, but
they also show that in the last year
f his administration, Judge Wood
wara actually ran tne county m
debt nearly $9,000. The comment
accompanying the figures shows how
this deficit of nearly $9,000 in
angle year occurred, and by way of
comparison shows how Judge Huf-
ford in a single year and a half re
duced the county debt more than
$29,000, while in four years Judge
Woodward reduced it less than $17,
000. ine ngures are DacKea up
ty the otfacial report of the county
derk, made on oath, and prepared
in the same way that Judge Huf
ford's administration had a similar
report made a few years ago.
The article is published, not in
any pirit of criticism or hostility
to- Judge Woodward, whose acts
the Times heartily supported and
whose hand the Times strengthen
ed as best it could throughout his
term. Judge Woodward's purpose
is ever lofty, and in his official caJ
reer he gave the people of Benton
,all he had to give, and insomuch
was a faithful and honorable offici
al. The article appears because it
is truth, and truth wherever told,
gives to each man that which is his
just due, and no more. -
THEIR WILD RIDE,
ANOTHER LATERAL ORDERED.
Is to Sere the Hotel Corvallis.
At a meeting of the city council
Monday night a lateral was ordered
construded through the Hotel Cor
vsllis and Occidental hotel blocks
to a connection with , the Jefferson
street main. ' ,
Formerly the lateral was ordered
only through the Hotel Corvallis
block, to a connection with the old
brick sewer on Madison street, but
it was found that the end of the
lateral when built would be lower
than the main and that accordingly .
there would be no outlet. It - was
partly on this account that ; a con
tinuation of the lateral through the
Occidental hotel blotk was ordered.
Through the latter block the sewer
is to be made large enough to carry
off the sewage from the brick sewer
and that portion of the latter , from
the connecting point to the . river
will bo ' discontinued. The extra
cost for the larger lateral required
through the Occidental block is to
be borne by the city.
United States to Jessie H- Pow
ell 160 acres in Alsea.
G. W. Neathammer and wife to
W. S. Alcorn 160 acres in Kings
"Valley, $2,000. ,
Maria Howard et al to Cather
ine Dennis one and, half lots in
Charlotte Polly- and husband to
G.-C. Peek 'iii acres . in Alsea $1;
500. .. ..;':';-" .
W. E. Yates and wife to W. J.
Kent small tract - West of Coval
lis, $400. ;v, . . ' . . '
Inez C. Philbrick et al to Jack
son White et al 380 acres West of
Philomath, $4,000. , ' '
Medelia St Germain and husband
to: Samuel Mills 5 lots in Blk 2
Dixon's addition, $30o ' ;.y.
; WYH. Green and wife to W. A.
Ross et al 160 acres S. W. of Philo
math, $2,500. . .,
M. F. Thornton and husband to
W.Cullums six lots in Blk 6 Avery
and Well's addition, $6ocC ; ,
Frederic Herzig and wife to Jose
phine Moore 1 lot in Avery and
Well's addition. $3,000.
With a Driver t&at Coulda't see" Cor
' 'vallisitea and a Tclepaihist..
A man so'V blindfolded that' he
couldn't see anything," and driving
a spirited span' of horses , at. break
neck speed through the streets,
four companions in the carriage
with him, one or more of whom
was thoroughly nervous over . the
fear of being driven by the blinded
driver into the corner of a brick
building or running amuck with
one of the woodsaws in operation
in the neighbornood, and scores of
people watching with keen interest
the movements of the. carriage and
its intrepid driver, all this was a
thrilling scene on Main street Wed
nesday afternoon. Occasionally one
of the inmates of the carriage en
treated the driver to go slower
"For God's sake do not go so fast."
but the carriage went on, swift,
unerring and safe, even if in spite
of the fact that the driver, so far as
his sight was concerned could not
have told whether it was dark or
The driver named Keller was a
telepathist. He has the power of
reading some ot the thoughts that
are in the minds of others As he
drove his rig along, he read in the
thoughts of those with him which
rein to pull, what direction to go
and what obstacle to avoid.- By
such means he passed the length of
a dozen blocks, tnrned many cor
ners, threaded his way swiftly along
a crowded street, passed through
an obstructed street where a wood
Saw had been operating, and wound
up nis career saiely ana to tne im
mense relief of at least some of
those in his vehicle. .
In his wild drive Keller perfor
med a remarkable teat, wnicn ser
ved to amaze most . ol those who
saw it. This is what he did. At
his request, the big crowd about
his carriage named a committee of
four citizens to accompany him on
his hair-breadth ride.- Under his
instructions, this committee was to
write a letter to any Corvallis busir
ness man and to direct and seal the
s i me, Keller not t know the name
of the party addressed. The letter
was to be put into any box selected
by the committee in the ". postoffice.
The committee of four was to go
alone in the carriage; taking the
key of the postoffice box in which
the letter was deposited.: The key
the committee was to hide any
where about town, and returning to
the hotel were to be joined by Kel- 1
ler who blindfolded was to drive,
the carriage over the same route,
find the key, go to the postoffice
and open the box with it, take out
the letter, and still blindfolded de
liver the letter to the man to whom
it was addressed.
Keller did' it. Everything in the
programme that he promised he
performed. His feat, though others
of the same character had been
done in Corvallis, amazed all who
saw it. The committee was County
judge Watters, E. R. Bryson, W.
A. Wells and Theo Wellsher. After
they had written and mailed the
letter, they drove to the post
office and deposited it in the box of
E. A lien. While thisv was going
on, Keller remained, with the crowd
at the hotel, and was of course
ignorant of the name or identity of
the man to whom the letter was ad
dressed. Who this man was none
but the committee knew. Taking
the key along the committee drove
north on Main street, ; turned the
corner at the Salvation Army hall,
drove west to the court-house street
thence north two blocks and thence
east to Main, thence south on Main
turning the corner to the westward
at the Allen & Farra brick. s When
but little past the' latter corner they
stopped, and passing through the
rear door at John Simpson's depos
ited the key to . the postoffice box;
under a weight on the desk. Then
they re-entered the carriage and
drove back to the hotel.
When Keller entered the carriage
blindfolded and took the reins for a
drive, a deep hush of expectation
fell on the crowd. None of those
in the carriage touched him, and
none spoke a word. His face was
overspread with a deep flush and
his manner was nervous A deep,"
intense tension was apparently
upon him. "Think which way to
go," he ordered and away the team
went. The pace was swift, two
swift for the nerves of Wells., who
vowed afterward that he wouldn't
"take that ride again for $20."
Rapidly down the street went, the
team guided only by the blindfolded
Keller, who occasionally cautioned
his companions to keep their thougts
on the route they were to go. Down
Main to the proper corner they
went, and then steadily and uner
ring the teim was turned. Thence
out to Fourth the blinded man
diove, where he "quickly turned
north. Up the street ahead was a
pile of wood where a woodsaw had
operated on one side and other ob
structions on the other side of the
road, leaving barely room for the
wheels of the vehicle, that only a
driver with keen eyesight and
steady nerve could safely thread.
Toward the naerow rass the sio-tih- f
less man drove at a
rapid pace and a great lump rose in
the throat of Wells. Without
slacking the pace, the horses plun
ged through the narrow opening,
whisked on to the corner, rounded
it with perfect precision, came
round on another corner on to
Main, and thence swiftly past the
crowd and on up to and around the
corner at Simpson's.
Instead of stopping, however, at
Simpson's rear door, Keller drove
on. Two blocks he went, and then
pausing, he declared , that he was
wrong. "Think how to get back,"
he ordered, and with a dexterous
turn of the reins, he deftly turned
the carriage round, drove swiftly to
Simpson's and there with two mem
bers of the , committee, alighted.
Under his directions, one of them
took him by the wrist where the
pulse beat is felt, and in a moment
he dashed-in through the door to the
store, li! ted the latch and passed
through another door, went straight
to the desk, and there lifted the
weight and took the hidden post
office key. - He turned at once, and
passing out, re-entered the carri
age, and drove swiftly to the post
office. Entering, accompanied as
before by two of the committee, he
walked at once to the postoffice box
adjusted the key, opened the box
and removed the letter.
"Think of the way we are to go
to find the man" he ordered, and
in a run he led his men out of the
postoffice. "Shall we take the car
riage or walk", he asked and "Let's
walk", was the reply. "All right",
he said, and off they went, Keller
leading the -way at a swift pace.
In front of his store was E. Al
len. He wasthe man to whom the
letter that Keller carried was ad
dressed.' Through the crowd and
along the pavement the blindfolded
telepathist hurried with his com
panions. Straight into Mr. Allen
he walked. "This is the man," he
said, handing' Allen the letter. A J
more remarkable display of the
mysterious science of telepathy, or
thought, telegraphing was never
seen in towjn. and the crowd by
many friendly expressions, testified
to the fact. ,
Keller is also a hypnotist. He is
giving entertainments nightly at
the opera house, in which people
are brought under his hypnotic con
trol, and were made to go through
all manner of evolutions. Two youths
were made to milk an imaginary cow
at one performance. One held the
tail while the other essayed to do
the milking: The cow seemed to be
unruly and the movements the boys
went through were decidedly amu-s-ing..
At an other time a number
of the hypnotized, astride of chairs
RINGLING BROS.' EXCURSIONS.
Special excursion rates on all
lines of travel have:been arranged
for by the management of Ringling
Brother's World's Greatest Shows,
and those who wish to go to Albany
where this- great circus exhibits
Thursday, Aug. 27th can d6 so at
very little expense. This will be
the only point in the vicinity where
the show will exhibit this season,
and np one should miss the oppor
tunity to witness it, .Ringling
Brothers' circus has been the : lead
ing arenic exhibition of America
for years. This year's performance
is entirely new. and entails the com
bined efforts of 375 wonderful art
ists in the equestrian, gymnastic,
equilibristic, acrobatic and aerial
line together with forty famous
clowns and hundreds of lesser
lights. Six hundred and fifty
horses are used and a marvelous
trained animal department is pre'
sented i. he circus this season is
greatly enlarged by the spectacular
production of Jerusalem and the
Crusade.. The vast menagerie has
among - hundreds - of features the
only living pair of giraffes, the first
baby elephant successfully bred and
reared in America,, and the only
rhinoceros in captivity. There is
a gorgeous revival of - the Roman
hippodrome races, and many other
stupendous features . in this great
circus. Circus day opens with a
brilliant street parade, three miles
in length. Don't fail to see it.
Remnant and Odds
Jlnd nds Sale.
A quantity of Remnants has accumulated during
our late Sale which will be sold regardless of cost.
There are Remnants of Dress Goods, ' Siks, Satins,
White Goods. Table Linens, Towelings, Outing
Flannels, Muslins, Shirtings. Percales, Ginghams.
Ribbons, Laces, Embroideries, Etc, . Also broken
lines and odd lots of Men's and - Children's Shoes, :
Summer Underwear. Men's and Boys' Suits. Sum
mer Skirts, Wrappers,-Summer Corsets, Etc. ., . i
Our New Fall Stock is, now arriving.
For a lazy liver try Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They invigorat9 the liver, aid the
digestion and regulate the bowels
and prevent bilious attacks For
sale by Alln & Woodward.
' : ' For Sale.
One horse, harness and buggy. In
quire of E. Walden. .
went through the evolutions of
Dicycie race, pedaling with a vigor
that sent the audience into convul
sions of merriment.
GOOD NEWS FOR THEM.
Alseuns Whose Title to Their Homes
. Was Disputed by Railroad.
Good news has come to a nam
ber of . homesteaders over in the
Alsea country. Lands in that
country on which they filed home
steads a dozen years and more ago,
have been in jeopardySix or eight
years ago the O&C railroad company
eet, up a claim to the lands asbeiog
a part 01 ineir gram, ana enierea
into, contest. All these years the
cases have been pending in the
various' land offices, and in the
mean-time tbe homesteaders have
been full of uncertainty as to
whether or not they were te re
tain title to their homes. All had
built homes on their holdings and
had improved them more or ' , less
before the railroad set up its claim.
The lauds are located in the Lob
ster and Five Rivers country and
dozen families or o ore are . invol
ved. A few days ago notice was
received in Alsea that the United
States Commissioner of Public
Lands has rendered a'decislon de
nyii)g tbe railroads claim, . aud re
storing the homesteaders ; in their
An unclaimed bicycle has come into the
possession of the chief of police. The
looser can recover the wheel by proving
property and paying for this notice.
Buy your harvesting outfit from Nolan
& Callahan. Big stock to select from.
-Popular Sunday Excursions. --
; .. . $ ": ' ' 1 , -'
In order to meet the wants ; of the
tt 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 ab 7:30
a. m. returning leave Newport at 50 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 the best appreciation.
Corvallis Oregon, August I3 1903.
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed have been appointed viewers by
the Common Council of the City of Cor
vallis to estimate the proportionate share
of the cost of'a sewer to be constructed-
by the City of Corvallis, under and by
virtue of Ordinance No, 132 through the
middle of the alleys of Block 2, County
Addition and Block 18, original Town of
Corvallis, to be assessed to the several
owners of the property benefited thereby.
1 tie district benefited by said , sewer is
all of Lots r, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, iq, 11,
and 12, .Block 2 CouDty Addition, and
Lota 12, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10, 11 and
12, Block iS.original Town of Corvallis.
That said viewers will meet at the office
of thft Police Judge of the City of Cor
vallis on the 1st day of September, 1903,
at the hour of 7 o'rlock d. m. for the
purpose of estimating the respective i
share ot the cost to be paid by the prop--
prty owners in constructing said sewer,
and all persons interested and owners of I
said property may appear before tbe
viewers to be heard in the matter of I
making said estimate or estimates.
Z. H. Davis.
8. h. Shedd.
. ; . Win. Bogue.
Fast Train Service. ;
"" Commencing Monday, July 6th, the
Astoria & Columbia River Railroad
Company will resume its summer spe
cial seaside schedule, and train leaving
Union depot at 8 a. m, daily will run
through direct without trnaafer- at As
toria to all Clatsop beach points, arriving,
at Astoria at 11-30 a m, Gearhert Park at
12-20 p m, and Seaside 'at 12-30 p m,
making direct connection at Warreuton
for Flavel. . . :
Beginning Saturday July 11, - and ev
ery Saturday thereafter the popular
Portland -Seaside Flyer ' will laave the
Union Depot at 2-30 p m, ' arriving at
Astoria at 5-40 p m, Gerheart Park at
6-4o p m, aad Seaside : at ' 6 5o p m,
making direct connection at Warren ton
for Flavel. , " ' '
In connection with this improved
service, round trip season excursion
tickets between Portland and - all Clat
sop and North Beach " points are sold at
$4 for round trip and Saturday ; special
round trip tickets between same points
good for return passage Sunday at 2.50
for the round trip. .
Special Season commutation tickets
good for five round tripat ' from Port
land to all Clatsop and North ' Beach
points sold for $15, .Beach , excursion
tickets issued by O.. E. & N and Van
couver Transportation Co will be honor
ed on trains of this company in either
direction between Portland and Astoiiai'J
Additional information will be gladly
furnished on application to J. U. Mayo,
G P & P A , Astoria, Ore, or B L Lewis,
Comm'l auditor 248 - Alder st. Portland.
Ore. : -
Write for the novel and catchy Seaside
pamphlet just issued telling about sutri-
mer girls, seaserpents ana sunsets : at
Seaside. " ' '- r
Old afld Young.
Garolina RiGe Flakes.
PREPARED IN A T1INUTE.
Don't Forget that We Sell
Applegate Creamery Butter.
Cimes Office for Job Priming
Seduced Excursion Bates.
: Notice of Final Settlement. f
In the Matter of the Estate )
Geokqb W. Collins, decensed )
- Notice Is berebv given that we, lames H. Col
lins and WHllam'D. Collins, as executors of the
last will and testament of George W Collins, de
ceased, have filed our final account ss such exec
utors with the clerk of the county court of Ben
ton counyt, state of Oregon, and the said court
has fixed Tuesday the 8th day of September.
1803, at the hour of two o'clock In the after
noon of said day as the time, and the county
court room in the couit house in Corvallis. Ore
gon, as the place for hearing any and all objec
tions to the said account, and for settlement
Dated this August 8, 1003.
. . . . William D. Collins, -
' .James H. Collins,
Executors of the last will and testament of
George W. Collins, deceased, .-;,.,
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 good for return until Oct
ober loth. - " '
Three day tickets to Yaquina'Bay good
coins' Saturdays Mondays are : now on
sale at greatly reduced rates fronr 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 Southern ; Pacific, good going
Saturdays, returning Sunday or Monday
allowing Portlnnd people to spend Sun
day in the country, and the out of . town
people to have the day in ; Portland.
Tickets from Portland to Yaqmna
Bav. eopd for return via Albany and
Eastside. or Corvallis and Westside, at
option of passenger. Baggage checked
throug'a to Newport. ,- A new feature at
Newport this yeat.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 ' agentp, or by
addressing W. E. Comau, G. P.. A., S.
P. Co; Portland, or Edwirr, 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 first-class
goods and can guarantee qual
ity. .Everything oflered 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
Wtab Grade Coffees.
P IW. ZieroIL
Thirty two inch Pitts separator and a
borse power, to be had for $100. Call
or address, ' V .. '- "-:
R. C. Kigcr, Corvallis.
Buvyour harvesting outfits at Nolan
& Callahan's. .;