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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 15, 1903)
Advertisements in this column charged for
tt the rate of li cents per line.
Bom, Monday, Aug. lOch, to Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Gray, a son;
Mrs. Ella' Kent returned Wed
nesday from a protracted stay with
friends In Portland. , "
Mr. and Mre. Samuel Err went
to the bay Tbuisday. Mr. Kerr ex
pects to return tbe flret of next week
Mrs. R." Graham 'arrived home
from the coast Thursday. The other
members of the family will reach here
the fitst ot the week.
A. E. Bell, recently from Nebras
ka, has purchased the Thomas Barnes
place consisting of two aod three
quarter acres oa College Bill for $1,
200. - . ...
United Evangel. Church. Theme
for Sunday, il a. m. "Au Empty Net ";
at 7 p.m. "The Wakes of Marah".
Services at Dixon school house at 3
p. m. '
Services at the Baptist Church
are closed for a few week, tbe pastor
having gone to the Bay for a vaca
tion. Sunday School will be contin
ued and all comers will find a hearty
welcome. ' .
G. W. Hershner and wire after a
, visit of ten weeks in Oregon left Wed
nesday for California for a vinit with
a brother after which they will nerurn
East, to their home In Oti , They
may return to Oregon.
Mr. Hersig has begun the erec
tion of a new barn on the poperty
recently purchased from Mrs. Mln-
nie Lee on College Hill. A hand
seme dwelling is to be built ou tbe
Bite as soon as possible.
A C. &. excursion will he run
from the front to the bay next Sun
day which will probably be tb.9 last
of the season from that point. The
. train leaves Detroit at 4 a. m. and
Corvallis at 7:30. Tbe usual Suo
day excursion rates from the various
points will prevail. J .
At a board meeting of the Alsea
Telephone Company held at Alsea
Saturday, the rate for service was
fixed at 15 eents to Philomath. From
. Philomath over the Pacific States
Company's line the rate is 15 cents,
making the rate between Alsea and
Corvallis 30 cents. ;
-"-John Mensinger, formerly a Cor
vallis citizen, died in Portland a few
days ago. . His widow, Luretta Men
singer has been appointed administra
trix ot Johnny's estate, valued at $9,
000, mostly in Pittsburg. Penn. Mr.
" Mensinger, in , pattncrshlp . with Cal
" Hutton, carried on a blacksmithing
business in Corvallis for a ' number
of years, and was well known through-
out this county. , '
The contract was awarded by the
council Wednesday night for the con
struction ot a lateral sewer through
the Logan Hays and E. W.' Pratt
blocks on Eighth street. Tbe propos
ed lateral is 720 feet in length, and
the contract pi ice is $541, or about 75
cents per foot. Its cost is said to be the
. least of any lateral yet built in town.
Two bids were offered, and the award
was to the Portland' firm of Jacobson
& Bade on a bid ot $541 The other
bidder was 3. R. Smith & Company
with a bid of $555.
The second exhibit ot gladiola,
undef the auspices of the Improve
ment League, occurs at the public
school building at 2:30 o'clock this
Saturday, Exhibitors at the previ
ous showing received credit for a cer
tain number of points according to
merits of their products, and the
same persons at the showing today
. are entitled to credit tor the exhibi
tion ot any gladiola which were not
at that time sufficiently advanced to
fill the requirements ot the commit
tee. When the exhibits close the per-
eons having the largest total of credits
will be entitled to the awards. , Vari r
, ous business men have offered prizes
in this contest. v
Monroa Cameron arrived Wed
nesday from a flying trip to Sacra
mento, California. He. left for tbe
latter city on Thursday of last week,
in the interest ofthe Casterline pat
ents, and is said to have done a good
business. Earoute home, an unusual
coincident happened. The train stop
ped three minutes at Dunsmuir, and
Mr. Cameron went out for a walk. He
passed towards the rear of the train
. when a lady bailed him from he win
dow of the Pullman. She turned out
to be Mrs. Graves, his sister-in-law,
enroute from her homef in Wyoming
for a visit at the home of Mr. Camer
on. Both arrived tn Corvallis Wed
... nesday. Mrs. Graves is a teacher in
an Indian training school in Wjorn
lng. . : , , -
. A sample of grain to delight the
eye is to b6 seen at the Times office.
It is a bunch of wheat and Tats and
was" grown on tbe farm of Ell Spen
. cer, near Blodgett." The oat stalks
make an average length of six feet
and the wheat about five feet acid a
half. Both, it Is said maintain almost
the came height all over their raspect-
; ive fields, and staud very thick on the
ground. Thebeat is the well known
. 'Surpiiae", variety and the oats is a
variety secured from the East. It
is knowa . as 'Big Foui" . oats.
'. Four years agn, Mr. Spencer 'secured
a tablespoonf ul of seed, and from tbe
small quantity, sown and re-iown dur-
ing - tbe interim, has eight acres
this season. The variety matures
:. two weeks earlier than any other, and
Mr. Spencer believes it is especially
adapted for use in this valley. - '
Mrs. Gene M. Simpson is home
from' an extended visit to relatives in
- A substantial new tec-foot walk
has been laid in front ot the Graham
& Wells drug store. ."'
T. T. Vincent will occupy the pul
pit of the M.E. Chmca next Sunday
rnorning and evening. .
Mi? ses Mabel Witbycombe and Ed
Da Irvine arrived Thursday from a
few daya at Newport;
Mrs. Withyeombe and ber son
Harry and Earl arrived Thursday
from an outing in Alsea.
Valuable papers advertised in
Wednesday's "Times" as lost Lave re
covered through ths agency of the ad
vertisement, Mrs. J. D. Irvine left Thursday
for a sojourn ot three weeks in the
Cascades. She accompanies a ' party
of Biownsvllle people.
Workmen are laying new side
walks on the south and east sides of
th Additon property at the corner of
Jefferson and Fourth. ' .
During tbe : heated portion of
these days,' the resort of the average
citizen is to Shasta water and ice
cream at Small's. v
Smalls have sold more than 700
gallons of lea cream since the "season
bgao in April. Such a large sale tes
tifies to the excellence of the product.
Shasta water, cool and pure, from
the celebrated springs In northern
California is on sale at Small's, and is
most popular to those who have sam
Sam H. Moore has begun the
erection of a new barn on property re
cently purchased of S. L. Henderson.
Tbe place has been leased for a year
by W. O. Trine.
The Bev. W. C. Taylor, D. D.. of
Indianapolis. Ind., will preach at the
Baptist church in Corvallis on Sunday
August 23, at 11 a. m. Bev. Taylor is
a son of J. I. Taylor of this city and
is coming to Corvallis on a visit.
Orville Carter and family are here
from Everett on a visit to the former's
mother. Orville was quite a kid when
he left here many years age. Since
then be seems to bave favored expan
sion from his physical appearance
then and now. v ...
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hewitt of
Stockton, California, arrived at the
borne of Mrs. Hewitt's mother, Mrs.
Barclay, Saturday. They left Thurs
day , for Cascadla, accompanied by
Mrs. Barclay and daughter, Miss Ger
trude. They expect to remain a month
or six weeks. '
Mrs. Walter Post, a daughter of a
pioneer Linn County family, was
burled at Oakville Thursday. She was
the daughter of William Mcllree, a
pioneer of 1852. She was one year
old when the family crossed the
plains to Oregon and settled in the
country across the river from Corval
lis. Her sister is the wife ot John
Henry Ambler, in addition to a
number of sales of lots in Pbilomatb,
has sold within the past few days the
Harry Moore stock ranch, three miles
west of Philomath to Gaorge Green
of Salt Lake, Utah. The price paid
was $55o. He has also sold the John
Frimm ranch of 333 acres five miles
southwest of Philomath to T. T.
Bugo, of W'averly Kansas. The price
in the latter sale, including several
bead ot livestock, is $3,000.
Complaint has been lodged with
the chief of police concerning boys and
men who go swimming in the Willa
mette within the city limits. A city
ordinance prescrbes the amount of ap
parel swimmers must wear under such
circumstances, and the allegation is
that the garments are sometimes so
far short f requirement as to ley. the
bathers under liabllity'to prosecution.
It is said arrests are likely to be
made if the practice is continued.
At la9t week's meeting, the crm
mlseioner's court appointed John Har
ris a member of the board of road
viewers vice William Knotts resigned,
named J. B. Irvine for constable,
granted license to B. N. Williamson
for a warehouse and fixed . bis bond
$3,000, referred the Craig road peti
tion to the district attorney, ordered
viewers to survey the C. B. Ballard
road near Wren and Instructed viewers
to examine proposed, road petitioned
for by G. A. Peterson, F. P. Francis
When Jefferson Davis Howell a
rose at his borne on the Island the
other morning, something happened
that surprised him "and filled him with
mystery from which, he is not yet ful
ly recovered. In his smoke house
there was a strange dog, a black shep
herd dog, that Jefferson Davis Howell
never saw before. The door to the
emoKe house was securely fastened,
and there was no sign that it bad been
disturbed during the night. Nor was
there any' sign witbio the smokehouse
that anything had been removed. But
there-was the dog and there .was T no
possible way by which the canine
could have, entered the smokehouse,
save by the securely fastened door,
and now the thing that perplexes Jef
ferson Davis is, what man prowled at
night about his smokehouse; did he
leave the dog by accident or design,
and when and how wilt he come back
as?aio. . Jefferson was about town
Thursday with the dog, and on tbe la
ter he kept a sharp eye to see what
man the canine might claim .as his
TALKED ABOUT WATER.
And City Lighting-Council Did Com
mittee Appointed on Lighting
Water and light occupied the at
tention of the city council to some
degree at a meeting Wednesday
night, The city has no regular
contract with either the Water
Company or the Light people,' and
the question of an arrangement with
each was informally considered. A
committee was appointed to enter
into negotiations with the Electric
Light Company with a vie w of re-,
ducing the present cost- The com
mittee is Henkle, Avery acd , Rose.
The water question was discussed
at length. The special committee
reported the two propositions of the
Water Company, both of which
were explained in Wednesdays
Times. The committee did not ap
prove of either plan, and so repor
ted. Various councilmen expres
sed views. One councilman charac
terized the proposition as absurd.
Anothf r moved that the report a of
the committee be not accept ed,,but
sub-equently changed the wording
of his motion to tbat of "be not ap
proved' Another member inquir
ed if the council did not have power
to regulate water rates for domes
tic use, andij a colleague replied in
the affirmative; qualifying his an
swer with . the proviso "that the
rates required be reasonable."
Further discussion of the , same
question was brought out when the
police judge read the reply of the
Water Company to the city's notifi
cation that by reason of the non-use
of cisterns $33.33 instead of $53-5
would be allowed per month for
water. The reply gives the city
notice that the company does not
hold itself bound to observe the re
duction in the monthly waterallow
ance. It is as follows:
The Corvallis Water Co. hereby
acknowledges the receipt ; of the
notice of the resolutions passed by
the City Council on July 13- t93
To allow the Corvallis Water Co.
$33-33? per month for . all . water
used by the city.
As the City of Corvallis and the
Corvallis Water Co are both corpo
rate bodies, as no one company or
person can make a contract without
the consent of' the second party,
the Corvallis Water Co will not
accept of your resolutions. -The
Corvallis Water Co will be pleased
to meet with the City's Water Com
mittee at any, time and try and
make some satisfactory arrange
ments with them.
Very Respectfully Yours,
- G. R. Farra Pres. .
Wm. Groves Sec.
Several members participated in
a discussion of the question. The
opinion of the city attorney declar
ing the notice legal and the
action of the council warranted by
the law was quoted. The prevail
ing sentiment as expressed was for
council to stand byits action.
When the bill of, the Water Com
pany was read, it was noticed to be
the usual amount of $53.50. It was
at once f eferred to the finance com
r Poland China Hogs.
Young sows and young boars of the
best breedimg will now be sold to make
room for fall pigs. ' All young stuff, no
old sows now. Come and see them ' or
write to John Whitaber. ' -
-A good heavy work, horse. Apply at
Benton Conuty lumber yard, Corvallis.
: I have established an employment
agency in Corvallis, with head quarters)
at Gerhard's book Store. Those wishing
help, and those wanting work will please
call up Phone 221 or 306. . Special atten
tion given to the requirements of hop
growers and pickers. John Lenger,
: ; Employment Agent.
Good Lots for Sale Cheap.
Expecting to leave Corvallis soon I
have some good, well located lots for
sale cheap: .. N. B. Avery.
A large shipment of . our celebrated
Premium dishes just received at Nolan
Best grade of gasoline 30 cents a gal
on at Berry's . "
For the best coffee in Corvatlis call , on
P. M. Zierolf. .
, Two houses to rent, one six and ou9
seven rooms, with bares. 15 sheepto
let on shares. , S. H. Moore.
Cedar shakes, hand made shiagles and
five carloads of sawed cedar shingles.
A full Stock of shingles at all prices.
If you wish the best shingle made get
our Claskine. ' - -v...
. Corvallis Saw Mill.
Another Batch Ordered by the Council
to Repair Who They are.
- The Chief of Police is again full
of business. Wednesday night
the council adopted a resolution
ordering him to serve notice on a
large nuniber of property owners to
repair their walks. A notice has to
be sent to each, and a copy of the
same has to be filed; In some in
stances the property owners -get
their walks in condition before the
chief gets time to serve his notice,
but that is no dissapointment to the
chief. He is a kind hearted man,
full of brotherly love, and besides it
saves him the necessity of writing
two notices. Those who may ex
pect a warning to repair their" walks
are: '..-'''';.'.'." - .
J D Irvine, Lee Henkle, F "A
Helm, J J Dalaba Priscilla Wilson,
Mary Cooper, M M Jacobs Martha
King, Franklin Price, . Riley Hul
bert, Virgil Watters, Sarah Cauth-
orn,-Sarah Tunnicliff, James Hays,
J T Philips, A M Miller, W H Mor
gan, George Denman, JaneDenman
George Fuller, W A McCullough,
Lewis Wilson, M S Woodcock,
Wm Crees, Caroline and Florence
Maxfield O J Trees. W S Paddock,
Peter Rickard, Mandanna Thorp,
Mary Wilkins, F G Bower sox, M C
Miller John Holiday, , Manuel
Knight, Emil Lieb, and E W
At The Opera Hottse. ,
The grand comedian John Thomp
son will appear at the Corvallis
opera house Monday evening, in
his . grand musical comedy and
vaudeville entertainment, "Around
the World in Eighty minutes."
Everything in the show is fudny,
all the jokes are funny, all the
songs are funny, even the music is
; To Ice Buyre.
Orders for 10 cents worth of ice or
less, must reach the factory before nine
o'clock, so as to go out by the first deliv
ery, or they will not be filled. Orders
for more than 10 cents worth will be fill
ed at later hours. All orders that reach
the factory before nine o'clock will be
filled promptly, as usual.
. Corvallis Ice Works.
Shirt Waists at 25, 50, 75 cents, $1,00, $1.50, which means
25 percent oft our regular prices.
All 50-cent Mercerized Goods now 40 cents . Just a lew
waist lengths left. ' v
Summer Vests 10 12, 15 to 50 cents.
iliuist What You Want :.
You will on the ; Remnant Counter, at prices to suit your purse.
Large assortment of Upholstering Valours, regular 75c quality
at 60 cents. : . :
Summer Parasols in White and Colors,- 25 percent off. :
With cash sales we are now issuing
onpons, a sufficient number of -which
edtities the holder to an eiegant din
ner set free. Patrons, however, may
if they wish, secure the "set piece
piece as they obtain coupons. ,
' These dishes are of the Celebrated Semi-Vitrecus Porcelain, liar.d-painted decoration, with gold trimmings,
and would adotn any table. Trade with us and secure a set. Tell jour friends abcut this opportunity. "
-' ,RL -illLLER, Corvallis, Or. "' '
Effort to Satisfy
In Quality, in Price, and in Ser
- vice, is a notable feature of our
Taffeta and Liberty Ribbon
3 and 4 in. wide, in black,
white, 'and all the popular
shades. At 20 and 25c.
-" . ..; WAIST-SETS.
"In plain white pearl and
Gibson effpctg, small andlarge
size, At 25 and 50c. Set.
Back combs, sirJe combe,
and hair pins, in fancv and
plain crlorings, At 10, 15,25
and 50c. . :
Ladies' Uatber putses with
card case, fancy trimmed, tan,
black and gray, 25c to$l.SO
: - SCISSORS DEPT.
We have a full and com
plete line of theee goods, in
all eizes and of tbe very
i quality, At 25c. to $1.25.
- DEESSING COMBS.
A nice assortment, beet sizes and styles, at 10, 15 and 25c.
Don't forget the Premium Department, and get a
Coupon with every 25-cent purchase.
We still have Jots of good things on the Bargain
Counter, at S
WE CLOSE AT 6:30.
? the Stereo
.UHMER GOODS AT COST.
- ' '& ' -M
' " -"" ' ' " '
: Just the thing for the fea
side. Tbey are in all the new
colorings blue, white, and
red, $2, Now $150.
Percale wrappeis well made
and nicely trimmed with ruf
fles, sizes 32 to -44, At $1.00,
$1.25 and $1.50. ,
Great special lot of miFsts'
and children's dreesep, "sizes 4
to 14, At Just Half Price.
BELT BUCKLES & PINS.
We have tbe h rarsl Essort
ment of ladies' buckles and
pins in the city, all of the lat
est df sijins. At 25 and 50c
WRIST BAGS. .
One of tbe latest noveltiep,
black, Ian and gray, at 5o, 75,
$l.oo and $1.5o.
Regulator of Low Prices.