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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1903)
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at the rate oLi cents per line.
After a visit of several days ' In
liorrallla, Thomas BUyeu leit - yester
day for Portland.
Mrs. H. F. Fischer and daughter
Miss Martha, are in Pottland com
' blnlog business with pleasure. ;
Miss Besse Smith ltt ytsterday
to commence her duties- as tf-acher
lathe South Salera public schools.
Miss Grace Scott left Wednesday
tor The Dalles af;er an extended vie-
lt with her parents in Corvallie.
Mrs. Leesa Scraflord was a pas
senger oo Thursday's north-bound
train for Portlaud.
Elmer Clark, formerly of Cor
vallis. was 'a delegate to the Iriiga?
lion Couarees that recently met at
. Ha'ley Hal', who purchased the
Eltaon farm a thort ciis'aoce west of
Corvallie, sometime ago, now occu
pies the place with his family.
Mis. SehmUt has arrived from
Albany. With her husband, she has
rooms at Mrs. Hemphill's oh Tenth
street. ' ' ' : , ':. ';.
At Baptist church, corner 5th &
JffTarsou Sunday school at 10.
preaching services at 11 and 7:30.
Y. P. M., 6-30- All may feel sure of
being heartily welcomed .
Mies Myrtie Harrington left
Thursday for South Dakota, where
Bhe will be the guest of relatives.
She is to pursue her musical studies
and wilt be absent, for an indefinite
peilod. ;' :'
Misf Ethel LiuviHe entertained a
number ot iilnds Thursday' evening
In honor of Miss Ka'betine Olnon of
Catlln. Washington. Ping Pone was
the amusemenr, after which . refresh
ments were served.
At a merting of ' the council
Monday night, new sidewalks were or-;-deied
coustrucred along the - north
side of the court houe block and in
front of the China house.
Adam Graham, eon of ' the well
known druggist,: U the envy of all his
friend now. It was a tnree-priofc
buck, big and fat. Adam killed it in
Alaea the other day. ; .' "-
' The Hulourt Brothers across the
Willamette took so "many priz -s . for
exhibits of poultry at the recent State
Fair.that they have not yet been able
to foot ud the tot il.
Gxrge A. Houck enronte to Eir
gene from the Coast bv private con
veyance, was in towo Thursrlav. His
family is to remain a'; Newport for the
next two weeks, pending tb comple
tion ot a new residence in Eugene.
Tonnrrow, will be Rally Day at
the Church of Chrlsr, this city. The
Sunday school and Y. P. 8. C. E. will
give special programs. At 11 : the
' pastor will preach on "A Church In
spected." Evening rneme. 'Turning
the World. Upeide Down to set It
Bightside tip." :
Salem . Journal : Willie Lord,
eon of ex-Givernor and Mrs. W: P.
Lord, left Tuesday for Corvallie,
where he. will attend the Agricultural
College. Miss Lord baa gone to Port
land to continue her studies at .St.
Helens Hall, v .
Prof. John D. Letcher, at''.' one
time acting president and for . several
years professor ' of mathematics at
OAC, has recently accepted a position
as professor and dean ot the civil en
' gineeriag. department of Highland
Park College, at Des Moines, Iowa.:
Officials of the Southern Pacific
visited Corvallis for a few minutes
Thursday, " They traveled by special
train, leaving down the Westside just
ahead of the regular northbound train
General Manager James Agler ot the
western division Of the road was
among the visitors. Other members
of the party were mostly division
superintendents, among whom were
Superintendent Fields ot the Oregon
. The Oorvallls police has been
tendered a vote of thanks by a Port
land society for courtesies shown the
orgnnizition on the occasion of a re
cent Sunday excursion by Portlanders
to Corvallis. ' A letter addressed to
W. G. Lane, chief of police, Corvallis,
and dated September ; 19th. is as follows-
"Court Columbia, No. 2, For
resters of America, herewith - tenders
you a vote ot thanks for the . courtes
ies shown our committee cn the oc
casion of our recent excursion to your
city." The letter Js signed by George
A Johnston, financial secretary ot the
order. v '. ;'
7 R. O.'Kiger's trotter, Pilot, Is to
have a year ot training on a Califor
nia track. Mr. Elger and many of hi3
friends believe that the animal is like
ly to develop great speed. Horse
men who eaw him move In exercise
on the track at the late State Fair
were -unanimous, in the expression
that the fleet : sorrel has qualities
well worth developing. Mr. Kiger
himself believes that the highest pos
sibilities known to horse flash may lie
with Pilot. .The animal - left Salem
Thursday for Los AngeleB, where ' he
goes Into the hands of one of the best
trainers on the Coast. The horse is
now six years ol J, and the present is
the first attempt to develop his speed
, , A marriage license was issued
Tuesday to J. W. Peters of Box and
Miss Minnie G. RIckard.
, W. D. Fry,, a son or J. D. Fry, the
Grant's' Paes banker, arrived Monday
and has resumed his studies at O. A.
a , - .
': Mrs. B. R Job, and daughters, of
Cottage Grove, are in town, guests at
the home of Mr, and Mrs. G. A. Waggo
ner. ; . " '
Mists Kate Adams and Mioses Wil
son of Myitis Creek are among the
new students at college. The Misses
Wilson are sisters of Miss Flora Wil
son of the class of '02.
Rv. Speles, the Dewly elected
presiding elder of the M.'E. church,
South, Is expected to arrive nexr.
week. He will occupy the residence
vacated by Rev. Fitch, on Fifth street.
Rev. E. L. Fitch, who ha.. been
sent by his conference as preeidiog tl
der of the Rosebiirg district, is to
lf ave with his family .next . week ' for
Oakland to reti ie. - '
Messrs. Hlnton and Miller arrived
Thursday with a band of horses from'
Croek county,' and have thpm on the
Swlck farm a short distance bflw
town. They are a good lot of horses.
" Mts. FranK Porter returned to
Portland Wednesday, having been so
journing in Corvalllri with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Blakeeiee for some
time. Mrs. Porter's health was much
Improved by her stay. here.
: Regular services at the Congrega
tional church Sunday. Sunday school
at 10; preaching service at li ; Chris
tlan Endeavor at 6:30; eveningservlce
7:30. The offering in -the morning
will be for home rntueine.
Arthur J. Stimpson passed through
Corvallis Wednesday on his way to
Newport where he will vialc lils . par
ents during the brief lay-off which he
has from his duties as mail messen
ger. He came up on the Wastslde
and hail's chance to see many of bis
Corvallis friends before the Yaqulna
train went our. : " -
Notice of appeal to the supreme
court has been served In the Hundred
Thousand Dollar lawsuit. Involving
sale of the Coe and oiher lands, for
which the sheriff's notice of sals Is
now ruoning in the "Times." The
present is the second lastance in which
the defendants have sought to arrest
the sale. ' ." ' '. , '' . . : ' -
It is probable that th number of
pupils in the public school passed the
400. mark yeeteniav.- : Wednesday ev
ening tbere were 388, and there were
additional enrollments on Thursday
and yesterday.;, - The number, at the
end of the flist week' of - school - was
303, The number on the same day
la.Ht year wa 251 The Increase-was
52, or more than 20 per eent.
': Away down, almost in the south
western corner of Oregon is Gold
B-?ach. , It is one of the mort , remote
towns in all Oiegon. A'dav or tw.i
aaro, however, a father actived from
there.' hrtDgiog two eons, one a a stu
dent for the agricultural coil -ge, an i
the other has been enrolled a a pu
pil In the Corvallis public schools.,
' : Real pstat transfers have been
filed in the record tr's offi.ee as toll jws;
Gila Anna Irwin and husband to . W.
T. BotUr." 100 acres near Alsea, $1;
W. J. Fiizoatrick et al to W. A. Well,
1 1-2 lots, block 10, county addition,
85; d. C. Mantras to' Mary H. Mangas,
tract near C. & E. Dppot, $1; Albert
Tlmmons and wife to John Harbios et
al, 205 acres south of Corvallis, $2,
000, Mary M. Jacobs to Fred F. Lent,
three lots in block 7, Dixon's addition
and four lots in Job's addition, $2,200.
- A considerable number of people
In Benton have not yet completed
payment ot their taxes Most ot them
paid half last spring, but have not yet
paid ' the . remaining hal'. r The last
day for getting equare on , the books
without additional cost is a week from
next Monday. That will be tlie 5 h
day of October. Th next mornloc
after that wi 1 be the 6th, and on rail
taxes paid then a penalty of 10 ppr
cent will be added, together with 12
percent interest on that remaining
unpaid from April 6th until date of
payment. Sheriff Burnett is anxious
for all to save themselves the added
cost, and requests this explicit notice
of the facts to be given.
Captain C. E. Dentler was In
town Wednesday. He returned ' on a
sick leave from teVPhillippines eevT
eral weeks ago, and recently arrived
at the Gellatly home . southwest of
Philomath, where be is speodiag ; his
leave of absence with his family.
Early next week he U to leave for
San Francisco to , report for duty.
He has praetically recovered from his
recent illness, having gained 40
pounds In flesh since he left the isl
ands. - His regiment is not -expected
to arrive from the Philippines until
midwinter, but Captain Dentler does
not expect to join his command until
It arrives in this country. It is pro
bable that be will be stationed during
the interim at San Francisco, where
recruits for the service are being con
stantly received and drilled. When
the Spanish war broke out, Captain
Dentler, then a first lieutenant was
60th in the line tor promotion to a
captaincy. He r no occupies exaetly
the same poeitlon with reference to
promotion to major,', having passed
upward something like 600 niches in
the interim. During his -two - years
In the Philippines,' Captain Dentler
was on nearly all the Islands, and saw
much of the country and the people.
His accounts ot the character and
features of both, together with his
varied experiences are very interest-
COURT SAYS SO.,
Cannot Collect Taxes Next Spaing
What if Supreme Court Afiirms ;
The uncertainty about whether
or not taxes are to be collected next
year, is worse than ever. A case
to test the law has been brought,
and a Portland judge Ins decided
that under the laws as they stand,
county courts have no right to make
a levy for the collection of . taxes
next springs The case was decided
in Portland Wednesday, and.' ap
peal was immediately, taken to the
supreme court. It is supposed
that the case will, on account of its
importance, be hurried on the cal
endar, and that a final decision will
be subjected to as little delay as
possible. . , , '. ,
. The purpose of the case was
solely to get from the courts a final
judicial interpretation of .the law.
A Portland taxpayer brpught suit
to restrain the Multnomah county
court from proceeding further ,with
preparationfor collection of taxes,
alleging as a cause of action that
the court was without authority to
make the necessary levy.- . It was
set forth in the pleadings that the
new law repealed the old law on
the first day of January, and that
it was under the old law that the
courts authority to make a tax levy
was provided for, said old law hav
ing authorized the court to make
the levy at its first meeting in Jan
uary, which happens after the date
the , old . law . becomes repealed.
The county demurred and Judge
Cleland at once rendered a decis
ion in favor of the plaintiff, ; -"which
in effect holds that, county courts
cannot legally ; make - a tax levy
next January, andTlience are -without
authority to collect taxes as
was proposed next year. 'If the; su
preme "court affirms Judge Cleland's
decision, na taxes can be collected
unless there be a special session of
t,he legislature to remedy the defect
in the law. An effect will be to
disorganize the finances of the state
and of the counties, and to set state
warrants and county warrants into
circulation for banks and money
brokers to - shave ; , and speculate
upon. It will render useless and
worthless all the , assessment .rolls
that every county in the state has
prepared at great . expense, and
bring to naught all the work of all
the assessors in Oregonx this year,
each of whom has practically finish
ed his. year's work. For . the prep
aration ; of the i assessments, ' the
various counties have expended an
immense sum of money There
are forty odd counties in the state,
and it is probable that the r assess-'
ment in the smallest of them will
approximate $i, oop, while in some
of the larger counties the aggre
gate cost will be half a dozen times
as much, if not " more, . The . true
figures that these assessments have
cost probably lie between $10.0,000
and $200,000, and' yet the whole
work is lost if no taxes are '' to be
collected. Oregon - legislatures
have often bungled things, but this
newest error is a giant, . "
. The expected decision by the
supreme court will be watched for
with much interest all over Oregon,
WHEAT IS LOWER.
Only Seventy one Now in Corvallis
: Market Weaker Everywhere.
. Wheat has taken a tumble- It is
but 71 in the Corvallis market now.
The decline from 73 came two or
three days ago. . For the present at
I least, the many farmers who sold at
75 are congratulating themselves.
The few who held for a higher
figure when it was 75 cannot but be
1 disturbed in mind-, because the gen ?
eral tone of the market is not sug.
gestive of immediate recovery. The
price at Salem and Albany, is f 70;
in Portland 78, in Chicago 77. San
Francisco is now the best wheat
market in the ' country; v '.The price
there is 85, or eight cents better
than Chicago and seven better than
Millers say there is no particular
cause ior the lower - prices, save
that mills everywhere have secured
supplies, and are no longer bidders
in the market, v Immediately after
harvest sales, there is usually a
dullness in the market, in ; which
prices are wont to suffer, In the
present situation it is millers most
ly that suffer by the decline.
. Farmers generally in Benton
have sold. Most of them parted
with their crops as soon as the
market went to 75. some of them
selling even before their crops were
, The first services for the new con
ference year will be held at the, M. E.
church, iouth, tomorrow morning and
evening, at 11 and 7:30 o'clock. Mr.
Reeves, the pastor will preach.
Theme' for Sunday morning at
the United Evangelical church is "The
Indwelling Word;" for Sunday" even
ing, "Heaven's Call.". , Service at Dix
on school at 3 p. m. ,
, , ., THREE BIG GAMES.
- ' v . '.. . ''-' ' ;' : ' '. - ;"'''- '
And Lots of big men Gridiron men
a : ; are Hard at Work 0. A. C.
i; Prospects- .' .
: Work on the gridiron has .; al
ready begun at the college. :. Tues
day afternoon practice began under
direction of Coach McFadden, and
every evening since it has been
kept up with increasing spirit.
Each succeeding evening the tram
ber of men in suits r has increased
,until there were 34 Thursday after
noon, with a still larger contingent
yesterday. . . :.-' ;
- All those who know, believe ' the
coming team at OAC will be a
hummer. All the old men are not
back; but they are coming. Bur
nough, alone is believed now to be
the only one who will not return,
save Gault who left school early
last year to engage in business.
Root and Nash are " still missing,
but Root has written that he will
arrive tomorrow, and Nash is ex
pected early next week. Bowers
put in an appearance Thursday and
so did Rose. Cupper and Abra
ham have been On the ground all
week, and Captain Pilkington for
two weeks. Egenton with an avoir
dupois of about 2oo. and Floyd
Williams, brown, hard and swifter
than ever were both a-field in suits
Thursday afternoon. "
What makes the interested smile
is the array of new talent that is
on the ground; Of these Frank J,
Spagle, as good an end as a team
needs, is one. . Two Years ago he
played with the Pacific University,
defending left end while his team
put OAC down with a score of 17
to o. Another new man is Mr.
Von der Hellen of Jackson county,
who has played several seasons as
full back, and is over six feet , in al
titude. He is quick and . active,
and so far is the best punter on the
field. Many other new men both
of experience, and otherwise are on
hand and coming, but their names
and records are not available. Of
new and old, weights run from 175
to 200 and odd, and if he so desires
Coach McFadden can put more
beef in'o the breach than anybody
ever saw in 11 men on OAC field.
If something does not come as a
result of present and promised pro
ceedings, signs are not worth much.
The schedule of games has: not
yet been ? completed, but the list
already includes : three events of
.extreme interest, towit; a game
with the s: Pullman Washington
team November nth, the annual
game with the University of Ore
gon November 2 1st and a. Thanks
giving game with the University of
Nevada on Thanksgiving day.
The Pullman and Nevada games
occur at Corvallis, and the game
with the state university at Eugene.
A game with Forest Grove team is
to take place at Corvallis Novem
ber 7tb and . a game with the Mc
Minnville team October 17th, also at
Corvallis.: Negotiations are : also
pending for a game with the Wil
lamette University, team to take
place on an October date.
A few registered Poland China hogs.
Inquire at my place 10 miles south o
Corvallis or address , : v
' ' . ' Peter Whitaker.
, , ' ; - Cprvallis,
Have you got a ticket on the Oldsmo
bile? ' If not, why not. . : , ,
Prof. I. E. Richardson will be in
! Corvallis on t,he 28ch in the Burnet t
building to organize classes in shorthand
typewriting, bookkeeping, letter writing
and business correspondence.
Board by week or month; with rooms
unfurnished or furnished; board without
room $2.50 per week or $12 per month
with room. ' . '
Good cooking and everything in good
taste.' Inquire two doors north of . Bap
tist church or ?t J, W. Ingle's "i harness
shop. ';, '' ' ...''.:':';"
" ' r ''. ; M. Gleason, '
Our men's, boy's and children's
clothing stock is now complete, the
strongest we have .. ever shown.
Nolan & Callahan.
: Best grade of gasoline 30 cents a gal
on at Berry's. ', - '
Walk-over, W. L. Douglas and
Hamilton B'own celebrated shoes
for men and boye. Nolan & Cal
lahan. Racine feet for men, women and
children. Nolan & Callahan.
' MABEL GRONISE,
Graduate of Chicago College of Music,
- Teacher of
VOCAL ano INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC,
. ' . . Corvallis, Oregon. ; - . ,
?. Residence Over C. & E. Depot.'.
We are now showing a very large assortment of
3 New Fait Dress Goods, All , should take advantage of ft
$ the low urices we are astinp- for Good Quality and f
3 1 Fashionable Dress Goods.
A r T- i rj:x, i :
t-xuuu iiiUBimeiS, tts&orieu uuiuis, per yu. 4U
I 52-Inch. Zibelines, in blue, brown, red. 1 OO I
56-Inch Zibeline?, - in black and fancy col. 1 50
it 52-Inch Venicians, in al! tho new and pop-
nlar shades, per yard....................'...... 1 OO S?
3 38-Inch Homespun, light, dark, dnd me-
. dium grey; per yard....
36-Inch Cashmere, black and all colors,
3 ; just the thing for school dresses ; 25
I New Wool WaistingS, handsome satin-
- striped and plain colors, per yard, 60c & 1 OO
3 - ' - ' ' .
Latest Novelties in
We call, special attention to
OUR CLOAK DEPARTMENT 1
And ask you to call and take a
look at the beautiful assortment of t
V Jackets, Furs and Walking Skirts, at
v - Regulator of Low Prices.
' Strayed or Stolen.
From the farm of R, , L. Buchanan,
about forty sheep, thirty old ones and
ten lambs, eai ark swallow fork in the
right ear; a crop and underbit in the lsft:
Any information will be -thankfully re
ceived and will pay for your trouble, "
R, L. Buchanan,
" y Inavale P. O.. Ore.
Bucks for Sale. ,
Oxfords and Grade Merinos all two
years old past. Good sheep with j. rices
reasonable. Call ou or address
T. W. 15. Smith,
r . Corvallis,
Phone Strrburban 43., . . .
Miss Mamie Cauthorn wishes to an
nounce that she will resume piano teach
ing October ist, and that she will be
found at her studio on Third street.
At the Every-Day Bargain Store of
R M niLLER
Ladies' and GhildernV Goats.
Everybody can "be pleased with this season's
: styles of Ladies' and Misses' Coats.., While we
have already sold a large number, our line is still
complete. ; Box Coats are shown in the leading
colors: mode, blue', red, and the shaded zibelines.1
Louis XIV Coats in mode, black, tan, brown , and
red. ' Prices to please all.
Ghildren's Goats ... :...:.$2.oo to $9.oo
Ladies' Goats ..........$5 00 to $15.oo
. The department is well stocked with the sea
son's desirable goods. Zibelines, ; Waterproofs,
' Novelties, New. Braids,, Ornaments, Silk Tiim-
. mings, Ami Silk Coat v Lining", Figured Percales,
and Bsngaline Moreen; for drop skirts. Heavy
- Goods for walking skirts, New Flannelettes. Out- '
ing Flannels, Navy Blue Flannel ior gymnasium
suits, Plain and Fancy Velveteens, Corduroy
. Waistings, etc. , s ' .
F. Li fliller, - Corvallis.
o . ... "
j j rye-
Dress Trimming-, Belts
. For Sile.
Several hundred bushels of vetch seed.
Order early before it is gone. Also Tim
othy, Spelts, and English rye grass seed.
Shropshire bucks. One ex'ra good re
gistered buck from one of the best stocks
in Iowa. Cows and heifers of the beef
' . , T
Dreea to see or rraue ror jersey cows.
L. L. Brooks,.
Trespass Noiice. .
Notice is hereby given that no "Kunt
ting or other trespassing is allowed on
our premises. Any person or persons
violating the provisions of this notice
will be prosecuted.
. V. S. Locke.
" : A. R. Locke. -
to buy 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. '