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Official Paper of Benton ttountT.
COBVA.IXIS, OREGON, SEP. 13, 1003.
SPLIT HIS CHIN.
His Jawbone Zophar Tharp Broken
f -!- Parts Have not Knitted.
Zophar Tharp, injured recently
, in a bridge accident in Douglas
coimtv and now at his home near
McMinn ville, is able to be. about on
rutches. bnt one lee: remains' para
Ivzed. It is not known whether or
not the latter affection will disap
In the accident, the jawbone was
" split at the chin The broken
"bones are held together by a silver
wire, passine over his tongue and
binding; together the teeth on op
posite sides of his mouth. The
knitting process has not proceeded
well, and the other day the fasten
ings gave away, and the two sides
of the jaw fell apart at Lhechin, one
side dropping considerably lower
than the other.
The paralysis of the leg is believ
ed to be caused by an injury to the
spine or back, In the fall of the
bridge timbers he received a con
siderable blow in the middle of the
back, or slightly on the right side
He is a popular boy in college and
Corvallis, and . his misfortune is
mu h regretted here.
In the accident. Tharp fell' with
the false work of a bridge and -was
precipitated 32 feat into the bed of
a shallow river or creek, the bottom
of which was bed rock.
AS TO FOOTBALL.
THEY COST MONEY.
Tive Chickens for $60 McKellips'
Pharmacists in Demand Chittim,
Prof. McKellips his applications
from druggists for two graduates
from the OAC pharmacy course to
take positions in drug stores. One
of the places is at Wardner. Idaho,
with a salary of $70 per month.
"Unfortunately for the applicants,
every graduate from last year's
pharmacy class had accepted a po
sition within 30 days after college
dosed. Also . every person ever
graduated from the department has
a position, except Ed Rosendorf,
who has gone East to study medi
cine and Miss Holden, who does
not want to practice. - ,
"This is a chittim bark item. The
' news of the advance in bark pene
trated to the remote Big Elk coun
"try. Five cents was the quotation
that reached there and a son and
daughter in the family went to
peeiing. Shortly afterward the
Times arrived with the news of an
advance to twelve cents and better.
The two worked thre days and with
the assistance two half days of
1 their mother, had etripped the few
chittim trees on the ranch. The
bark was marketed a few days ago
in Corvallis. It brought fourteen
cents, and the sum realized was $93
or more than $13 a day for each
days labor performed.
Today, J. G. Horning sends five
pens of poultry to the State - .air,
Mr. Horning is a breeder of barred
Plymouth Rocks and his stock em
. braces the best strains to be found
anywhere, He has been making
this business a study for some years!
and is doing his part toward mak
. ing Oregon what she may be - one
of the greatest poultry states in
the Union. Dr. Lester is another
Corvallis man who in taking an
interest : in the poultry business.
His specialty is White Wyandottes.
He has rented the Hershner place,
convenient to town, and will devote
his spare time to looking after his
feathered family. Last spring Dr.
Lester procured a number of eggs
from Arthur C. Duston of Mailboro
Mass., the leading breeder of White
"Wyandottes. and from ; these he
reared fifteen chickens. From the
same breeder a few days ago, he re
ceived a pen of fowls which the
novice can readily see are superior
specimens. The cost of these fine
birds, including express fcharges
was $60.25. There are also many
others in Corvallis who are inter
esting themselves in well-bred poul
try, and this would seem likely to
become a recognized center for the
production of high class fowls.
Nearly all of ofd Guard will be on
Hand at OAC This Season. - "
The advance guard of the - com
ing football squad reached town
Thursday in Captain Bert Pilking
ton. the champion full back of last
year. He is on the ground thus
early to get things shaped up for
practice to begin with the openin
of college. He, is fair of. anticipa
tion with reference to - the team
the college will be able to put
into the field this year. ' All of the
old men in the line except Bur
uough, center, and Rose, end, are
expected back. The loss , of. Rose
is fully made up in the coming of
a well known player of whom it is
claimed that he is the best end in
Oregon. For the absence of Bur
nough, there is as yet no recom
pense, save such as may come from
the fecond team,' of which there is
an abundance of fine material. Be
hind the line all the fine players of
last year, Nash, Williams. Root,
Laughlinand Captain Pilkington,
will be in the field. Whether all of
the old men will be . able to hold
their places against an abundance
of nw material expected, remains
to be seen.
Of coaches, the OAC squad will
have a talented array this season,
T. L McFadden, one of the best
coaches on the Coast, former star
end on the Stanford team ; and a
trainer of much experience is to ar
rive from San Francisco by the 21,
to serve as bead coacn. ie was
engaged soon after the close of the
season last winter. With him is to
come a second coach, who is both a
player of renown and . a coach of
successful experience. Both coach
es are experts in the stratagems of
the game and skillful in the hand
ling of men. The condition of the
men will be entrusted to Director
Trine, the most successful man in
that particular on the Coast.
The schedule of games so far is
but partially filled. The manage
ment is inclined to hold back, in
making a schedule in order to take
advantage of the best - opportunities
that may offer. A game with the
State University is scheduled for
November 21st, the Saturday be
fore Thanksgiving. A game . each
with Forest Grove and McMinn
ville are also listed for early dates
in the season. Negotiations for a
game with the University of Ne
vada to be, played at CorvaUis are
also on, but they ' have not been
closed. A game can be made with
Washington University, but there
is some hesitancy on the part of
Manager wayward over the ques
tion of whether or not he can pay
the prica asked, - .
NEARLY SI XTY THOUSAND.
HOP YARD STRIKE.
No More Excursions on C. & E.
The popular Sunday excursions
to Newport have been discontinued
and no more will be run to that
point this season. . Trains will run
however, every day except Sun
day. - Edwin Stone,
.... ' Manager.
Span of heavy mares, set of - harness
and wagon, , Also 100 head of Cotswold
sheep. Apply at Huston's Hardware
Store or to
That Didn't Win Out Yielded to
Chinese Hopgro wer's Bold
A strike that was short lived and
resultless for' the strikers, happened
in the Lilly hop yard ' Tuesday.
The pav there is 40 cents per box
The pickers were ' regularly laid off
about three in the afternoon. I his,
and news of higher prices paid for
picking elsewhere nVade a number
of the pickers dissatisfied.
"Atthe noon hour, the word
went round among the pickers
that an effort would be made to
force a price of fifty cents per box
and requesting all to stand out for
that amount. A delegation went
to the Chinese lessees o"f 1 the yard
and made a demand for the higher
figure. The demand met ' with a
blank refusal, and " the delegation
was told that all pickers who were
not content to pick for f forty cents
per box had better get out of the
yard. ' :' ' .' -
The bold front of the Chinamen
won the day, and within a short
time most of the pickers " returned
to work. A number, however, left
the yard and went to Independence
where better prices prevail, Had
the pickers been better organized
and stood firmjthey would havemost
likely won out. As it was, s how
ever, not all the pickers in the yard
were aware that a strike was on. .
of the More Famous Ones
Strikes They -Made in Bark at Big
7 . ' Figures.- '. .. i 7 :-
- They still alk about town of the
small fortunes made this year in
chittim. Among the chittim kings
most frequently mentioned, is J. R.
Slaier. Early in the season, he se
cured a contract for alt the chittim
on the farm of Woods Jackson.
The price paid . was $43. During
the season- (Slater and hi9 family
have peeled from the farm bark for
which . they., have received more
than $i,2oo, making a profit for
their labor, .during the few . weeks
of more than $1,150 , It is also said
that but half the bark on the farm
has been peeled, and that if prices
continue as at present, the Slaters
will have, off their original invest
ment of $43, another $1,200 draw
down next year. 7 ,:
J. O. Wilson of Alsea, is another
01 tne chittim kings. i. wo veirs
ago he left Corvallis and went wih
his family to Alsea to reside. He
bought a farm there, and after a
time his- house burned. The flames
that-consumed the house, did not,
however, burn the mortgage. It was
hard timesj indeed, for the Wilsons.
Of 8,500 pounds of bark recently
marketed, at the big figures, Wil
son had a goodly share. His mort
gage is paid sow, he has a year's
provisions on hand, and money in
the bank. "God bless . chittim" is
a motto now in that household.
A little boy out in the burnt
woods whittled off chittim bark,
just fpr fun and diversion, while
bis father chopped wood. The little
fellow's bark, just a small jag in a
little sack, was brought to town the
other day. It was to be exchanged
for a pair of gloves, and it was
thought that a quarter or half a
dollar would be left over to buy
candy with.' The bark was weigh
ed, the gloves bonght, and a Cor
vallis merchant proceeded to count
out the balance in cash. .It was
$4,85. "Why, you are making a
mistake," said the boy's father to
the merchant. ''No, I haven't,"
said the merchant. Then for the
first : time the . astonished father
learned of the advance in price,
and after paying for the gloves
$4.85 was due his little boy.
William and Eli Spencer of Blol-
gett are also among the chittim
kings. ' They delivered it in large
quantities, and are said to Tiave
struck the market at excellent fig
ures, With a total revenue for the :
county of about . $60,000 for this
year's chittim there are lucky ones
in almost every neighborhood, and
the rich strikes as diversified and
fitful as in a mining camp.
Probable Amount Realized by Benton's
. 'Chittim Peelers This Season. ;
'The chittim business has almost
closed for this season, end. dealers
are shipping the product to1 various
parts of the United States and Eng
land. There is perhaps not more
than a carload in first hands, and
that will be sold at a price below tbe
highest offered this year rather than
hold it over and chance the market
next season. '' ' v "
The amount of bark , ( already
shipped from Corvallis, together
with that now in the warehouses
here for shipment at once, - is 16
eleven-ton cars., ; There-is yet to
come from Alsea 4 carloads which
has been purchased, and which
will be shipped trotn this point .
In the south . end of the county
buyers have been ac ive, and the
Times has reliable information to
the effect that there, will be shipped
from Junction City about six car
loads of bark which came f'om the
Five Rivers settlement. S he out
put of this commodity from Benton
county will therefore be, including
that not sold, 27 eleven-ton eirs, or
S94,ooo pounds. It is estimated
that the price will average ten cents
per pound. On this basis the sum
of $59,400 has been realized by the
peelers in this county.
This entire amount 01 money
goes directly into te bands of the
people who, as a rule, have small
cash incomes, settlers in the
Coast mountains, or those who
when thev peeled this bark, ex
pected to realize only small wages
for their work.
rhere has been no expense in
curred in procuring the chittim
no capital invested or outlay what
ever on account of the product.
The money received by the peelers
is therefore wholly probt. Local
dealers have also realized hand
somely this season; and whatever
their profits have been may proper
ly be added to the amount paid to
peelers, m estimating the benefits
accruing to the community from
the chittim business. 1 ,
' Our New Fall and Winter Stock is now arriving. It
;will be, when complete, the largest and tnost attractive
V Stock of High-Grade Merchandise we ever had the
-pleasure of submitting to our patrons.
THEY HOLD TILL JANUARY.
For Sale. " 1 .
: Shropshire sheep. f
Aberdeen Angus cattle. -.
Poland China pigs. -
Young stock now ready for shipment.
Fat cows and heifers of the - best
breed to trade for Jersey cows, also
spring calves of beef breeds ,for sale or
trade. . - r . ..- . . - . .
i One second hand 20-foot wind mill
tower. - . ... !
,y . . L. L. Brooks..'
Vetch seed for sale at Zierolf's.
When you want fresh vetch seed go to
400. fullblooded ewes.
20 ' t ' bucks.
Durham - ' ' cows and heifers.
"" 3yrs " bull, .
Road Supervisors Do Then the Coun-
' ty Court Appoints A New Decision.
Ever since the enactment by the
last legislature of a law -requiring
road supervisors to be appointed
by the .countv judge and commis-J
sioners, there- has. been more or
less difference of opinion as to the
status of supervisors elected last
year, The new law provides that
new supervisors shall be appointed
by the, court in " January, 1904
Some persons in various parts of
the state contended that the super
visors, elected last year went out of
office as soon as the new . law be
came effective, which was last May.
Others held that such supervisors
continued in office until ; January.
1904. The Benton county court
held to the latter view.
In Polk county the difference of
opinion ended in a lawsuit to de
termine the question. , Tuesday
Judge Boise decided the question
in the circuit court at,. Dallas, hold
ing that; supervisors elected last
year would continue in office until
January, 1904, when all should be
replaced by supervisors appointed
by the county court. - 77J
Old and Youngf.
Garolina Rice Flakes.
PREPARED IN A HINUTE:
Don't Forget that We Sell
Applegate Creamery Butter. ;'
, , ' For Kent or Sale.
320 acres stock ranch 3 miles south
west of Philomath. 5o acres in Culti
vation, remainder fine pasture land:
good roomy buildings; good outrange,
will take rent in work.
H .' . Otis Skipton,
. - . . " Til " 1 1
Poland China Hogs. '
Administrator's Notice to Creditors.
Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned
has been apponlnled by the county court ef
Benton county, administrator of the estate of
Martha J, Butler, deceased, and all persons
having claims against said estate are hereby re
quired to present the same duly verified as by
law required to me at the county clerk's office
at Corvallis, Oregonwithin six msnths Iroiri
Dated at CoTvallis Oregon, this 12th day , ot
September 1903- .
J, P, IRWIN,
Administrator ol the estate ot Martha J, Butler
deceased - - :
Notice of Final Settlement. 1
In the Matter of the Estate ' )
of I -V
Charles Band, deceased . J -
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned
as administrate r of said estate ol Charles Band,
deceased, has filed his final account as such ad
ministrator, with the clerk of the county court
of the state of Oregon, for Benton county, and
the said court has fixed Saturday October
lo, 1903. at the hour of two o'clock in the af
ternoon of said day as the time, and the county
court room in the court house In Corvallis. Ore
gon, as the place for hearing any and ail objec
tions to the Bald account, and lor settlement
Dated this September 12, 1903..
' ADAM WILHELM, Jr. "
Administrator of the estate of Charles Band,
- Horse Strayed.
A large bay, scar on left hind leg at
, C. Guthrie,
At a bargain; 200 feet of picket fence.
Applv to Mrs. Sarah E. Moore,- corner
Third & Jackson.
See our new fall stock of men and hoys
suits and overcoats, larger and better
than ever at money-saving prices. -
S. L. Kline. .
to bay mutton sheep . and lambs. I
will pay the highest market price. Call
on or address Charles Carter, at Farm
er's Feed Shed, "Albany, Oregon:
Notice of Final Settlement.
in tbe County Court of the State ot Oregon for
In the matter of the estate of - L.M. Mat toon,
Notice is hereby given that I have filed my fin
al account as administratrix of said estate with
the clerk of the above entitled court and that
said court has fixed and appointed Saturday the
10th day of October, 1903, at the hour of 10 o'
clock in the forenoon of said day at the County
Court Boom lu the County Court House In Cor
vaIIir. Kenton Countv. Oreffrm. as tha tlmA nnH
"place for hearing objections if any to said ac
count ana tne seiuemem tnereor ana an per
sons interested and objecting thereto are noti
fied to appear and file their objections at said
time and place.
Dated, September 12, 1903, ' -'.;
' EMMA A, MATTOON,
Administratrix ol the Eotate oil., M' Mattoon,
' When you want fresh clover and grass
seed eo to ZierolPs. A: new supply of
fresh seed just received.
' Two houses to rent, .one six and ona
seven rooms, with barns. ' is sheep to
let on shares. S. H. Moore.
For Sale. . ; : . . ;
Good resident lot; close in at- a' bar
gain. Inquire at Times office. . : - ;
To Sell or Let.
One hundred head of good ewes to sell
or let on shares. Apply to '
J. C. Walker, ,
, Fern P. p, Oregon,
Cedar shakes, hand made shingles and
five carloads of sawed cedar ; shingles.
'A fall stock of shingles at all prices.
If you wish tbe best shingle made get
. Corvallis Saw Mill.
' . For Sale.
New vetch Beed. Also a fresh Jer
sey cow.' : James M. Herron.
" Young registered Jersey cow, college
bred. Inquire at Times office. ' ' -
Notice to Prune Growers.
Have just received '"Red Seal Lye"
in 5 pound cans; 6o pounds to case.
Most convenient and cheapest way to
buy for spraying and dipping. On sale
at Hodes' Grocery, . .. ; ;
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 Peter Whitaker. 7 : ;' ;
-7 For Sale. :
Thirty two inch Pitts separator and a
horse power, to be had for $100. Call
on or address ? . -
R. C. Kiger, Corvallis.
.White and red clover, orchard and rye
g rass seed for sale at Zierolf's.-
Manure to give away at
Notice -t 3 Creditors.
In the Matter of the Estate ' )
William D, Armstrong, deceased, )
Notice is hereby Riven to all persons con
cerned that the undersigned na been dulv ap
pointed executrix of the last will and testament
of said William D. Armstrong, deceased, by the
county court of Benton county, state of Ore
gon. All persons having claims against said es
tate of said William D, Armstrong, deceased,
are horeby required to present the same with
the proper vouchers duly verified as by law re.
quired within six months from the date hereof
to the undersigned at her residence about four
miles southerly from Philomath, Benton coun
ty, Oregon, or at the law office of E E Wilson, in
Dated this August zu, iuus,
ANNA M, ABMSTRONO,
Executrix of the last will and . testament
ot William D. Armstrong, deceased,
Notice to Taxpayers. -Notice
is hereby given that the county
board of equalization will' attend the
office of the county 4 clerk of Benton
County, state oi uregon in we aiu vuurt
house of said county on Monday, the
28th of September, I903, and continne
in session one week, at which time, they
will publicly examine the assessment
roll of said Benton county, state of Ore
gon, for year 19O, and correct all errors
in valuations, nescripuons. or correct,
qualities of land, lots or other property.
All persons interested are required to
appear at the. place and lime appointed,
tl. Li. tV$H,
Assessor of Benton county, state of
- . Oregon. . '
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 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 '
P m. Zferolf.
Notice to Creditors.
In the Hatter of the Estate) -ot
John Mitchell, deceased. )
Notice Is hereby given to all 1 persons con
cerned that tht undersigned has been duly ap
pointed executrix of tbe last will -aud testa
ment of said John Mitchell, deceased, bv the
county court of Benton county, state of Oregon,
All persons having claims agalnft said estate
of John Mitchell, deceased, are hereby re
quired to present the same with the proper
vouchers duly verified as by law required,
within six months from the date nereof to the
undersigned at her residence at Inavale post
office, Benton county, Oregon, or at the law
office of E j3 Wilson, in Corvallis, Oregon,
xju wju mis auk zz, iwo.
-. Executrix of the last will. and testament of
John Mitchell deceased, " :
Notice is hereby given that no hunt
ting or other trespassing is allowed on
our premises. Any person or . persons
violating the provisions of this notice
will be prosecuted.
W. S. Locke.
A, R. Locke.