The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, October 07, 1903, Image 2

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    CorvalHs Times
Official Paper of Benton CnnntT.-
Were it not for the pathos, there
Twould "be intense humor in certain
conditions that exist in Portland.
Thf mayor there, the chief of po
lice and. the gambling houses have
nullified the law that prohibits
gambling, and for a regular month
ly stipend the gamblers have the
full sanction of the authorities to
conduct gambling. One of the
louses pays $500 and the others
3300 each per month for the priv
ilege. The mayor's excuse for the
arrangement is Jhat the gambling
cannot be prevented, and that there
fore it is best for the city to become
a side partner and make all the
-money possible out of the games
the gamblers conduct. That is to
say, the city of Portland, officially
recognizes the robbing of its citizens
by gambling devices, even though
the practice is strictly and solemnly
forbidden by law, and in addition
the city of Portland officially ac
cepts a portion of the booty of
which those citizens are robbed,
as its just share of the spoil for le
gitimatizing a practice' that is oth
erwise illegitimate and forbidden.
That is, if there be in Portland . or
there come to Portland people' who
are unsophisticated enough to be
led intothe gamblingholesand there
be fleeced of their savings by the
sharpers, , the city of Portland is
perfectly willing that they should
be so fleeced, provided it gets a
part of the booty. In other words,
an the city of Portland, so far as
gambling is . concerned, law, in
spite of past traditions, is not to
protect the weak against the strong,
to rescue innocence from craft, but
to let the one prey upon the other.
provided the city gets its share of
the ill gotten gains. Consequently,
a quasi organization has been ef
fected in which the gamblers ta"ke
their places alongside of the execu-
live department, the police depart-
xnent. and in effect, become one of
the official arms of . the municipal
government, bearing credentials
and authority to hunt up the un
wary,' search out the unsophistic
ated and rob, fleece and despoil
them of every possible dollar, the
one injunction to the gamblers be
ing, to keep some for themselves
arid give the rest of the booty to
the city.
To hold as does Mayor Williams,
that gambling must be tolerated be"
cause it cannot be - prevented, is to
proclaim that anarchy exists in
Portland. To publicly and official
ly set at naught the statute that
prohibits gambling, as does ; Mayor
Williams, is in itself : an absolute
and unqualified act of' anarchy,
and coming as it does from a man
who for nearly half a century has
stood in the highest place in . the
state and nation, is fruited with far
more of evil consequence in its ... ef
fect upon society, that can ever
result from the "secret conspiracies
and plottings of all the lesser an
archists in the land. If all the ex
ecutives in the various forms of
government in this country should
assume the right as Mayor Wil
liams does.' to annul laws at will,
what would the end be?
A Remarkable Record.
Chamberlain's cough remedy has
a remarkable record, It has been
in cse for oyer thirty years during
which time many millions bottles
have been sold and used. It has
long been the standard and main
reliance in the treatment of croup
in thousands of homes yet during
all this time no case" has ever been
Teported to the tranufacture ' in
which it failed to effect a cure.
When given as soon as the child
becomes, hoarse or even as soon as
the crbupy cough appears, it will
prevent the attack. It is pleasant
to take and many children like it.
It contains no . opium or other
harmful substance and may be giv
en -as confidently to a baby as to an
adult; ,For ? sale by Graham :&
Wortham. . . :'
' When you want fresh clover and grass
se-i go to Zierolfs. A new supply of
-esb. wed just received.
And Propose! Railroad Through1!. for
,vallis toCoos Bay and( Portland.,,
The railroad through Corvallis to
Coos Bay and Portland,; the pro
position to sell several millions dol.
lars in bonds for a proposed - Chris
tian Cooperative Federation and
matters akin thereto as discnssed in
Saturday's Times were explained
at a meeting of the Citizens League
Monday night.' The explanation,
however, was brief. In the early
hour of the meeting much time
was consumed with routine busi
ness, and it was late when Rev. H.
S.Wallace, promoter of the pro
posed colony was invited by Pres
ident Woodcock to address the
The speaker had with him docu
ments and letters described in a late
issue of the Times, but only one or
two ofthemwereread The letter of the
vice president of a prominent Port
land bank was read, in which, af
ter a visit of investigation to New
York, the writer declared that he
believed the several millions of
dollars necessary to finance the
scheme could be sold within a rea
sonable time. The speaker ex
plained that a considerable sum of
money is required to be expended
in the preliminaries of floating the
bonds. The printing of a pros- j
pectus, the printing of the bonds
and various other minor items of
cost would, he said, require, per-'
haps $15. 000 possibly more. Of
the amount a Portland bank pro
posed to subscribe $5000, provided
the balance could be raised along
the route to be covered by the
railroad. Corvallis's proposition Ot
the proposed cost is figured at $3,
000. and this, Mr. Wallace invited
the League to consider. The
money is to be considered as a loan,
each subscriber to have given him
in return double the amount of his
subscription in bonds to be issued,
said original bonds to be redeemed
if desired out of the first of the pro
ceeds from the sale of bonds to
Eastern buyers.
The League adopted a resolution
extending a vote of thanks to Mr.
Wallace, and referring the matter
to the executive committee.
In the Gladlola Contest Prizes Have
- Been Awarded List of Givers.
The Civic Improvement 1 Associ
ation having canvassed the 1 scores
made at. the contest for 5 prizes in
gladiola growing have the following'
report to make. The winners ' are:
First prize Frank Kerr; 2nd
Phoebe French. 3rd Anna Holmes;
4th Mildred Starr; 5th Hazel Kyle;
6th R. Graham; 7th : Flossie Hap-
persat 8th leon Flett; 9th ! Clara
Baker; 10th Laura Hilton.
The old corms should be returned
to Mr. Lake before Oct 15.
' Nine of the business houses of
Corvallis and one Portland seed
man generously offered the prizes,
which are are as follows:
S. L- Kline, two pair black cat
hose.' .'- : ' v"
W. P. Lafferty. a piece of decora
ted china.'
Allen & Woodward, a book.
Graham & Wortham, a book.
Jno., Simpson a pocket knife.
H. W. Hall, a sack of marbles
Mann & Co. a framed picture.
A Hodes, a pocket" knife.
. Mann Seedman ' a collection
spring flowering bulbs'.
The winners will have choice
the prizes tn the order in which
rhey rank in the contest, as, the
winner of 1st prize- will - have first
choice from prizes; winner of second
prize second choice, and '- so on
through the list. ; - ;
A card from Mr. Lake to the
donors of prizes, will pe issued "to
the winners if they will apply to
him during the noon hour Friday;
Cedar shakes, band made shingles 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. : "; .-'. r . -v -.
' Corvallis Saw MiH.
Buy your white and red clover seed
Zierolfs. . ' ; :- . .
Vetch seed for sale at Zierolfs.
' A new line of OAC souvenir
just received at P, M. Zisrolf's.
See our new line of jardineres just te
ceived at Zi erolf.s.
1 Lamps, Lamps, Lamps.
All kinds of lamps from 25 c to 8- If
you need a lamp call and see our assort
ment, the largest and ' most: complete
line in the city, , P- M, Zierolf.
-.e ,,; , - ;
Our crockery department is the most
complete stock this side ' of Portland,
Just received fine, new," up'td-date pat
terns making in all ten to choose from,
i- - P. M. Zierolf, - .
Was Owned bv .Henry Stone Drying'
is About Completed, and the Loss i;
Is Small. -. '3 ..
s i- -'
. Fire gutted the new fruit drier of
Henry Stone Monday '- The buil
ding was located along the water
front not far from the water . works
tower. ' The alarm was turned in,
just at noon. A heavy wind was
blowing at the time, and it. so fan
ned the flames that it is next to
remarkable that the firemen were
able to prevent total destruction"
of the building. The blaze first ap
peared in the southern portion of
the building, in the lower story. It
was. quickly discovered, but the dry
character of the works caused the
flames to spread with great rapidity.
The fire departmeut arrived.on the
scene with ' but little delay, and
soon had two streams at work.
Before the flames could be subdued
however, such damage was sustai
ned that the building is practically
ruined." The loss is $250 with no
A fortunate fact is that the entire
stock of dried prunes, the product of
2,000 bushels of green prunes was
saved. The dried fruit was stored in
th.e north end - ot the structure, to
which the flames did not penetrate.
When the fire broke . out . 150
bushels of prunes were in the
works in the process of drying.
This, together with 23 bushels of
green prunes, all that remained to
be dried, was burned.
Of the Proposed Benton Booklet Lea
gue Wants it Printed Immediately.
The small descriptive Benton
County pamphlet which has been
much delayed in preparation, occu
pied attention at the Citizens League
rrieeting Monday night. The com
mittee is hampered with a shortage
of funds, and reported the fact to
the League. For the printing' of
the matter $363 is available. It was
originally estimated . that $400
would pay for 50,000 copies of the
books. , Bids received from printing
houses establish the proposed cost
at over $Soo. . ,. - .-'
A page 32 book with numerous il
lustrations was under consideration
by the committee The League
instructed the committee, to cut the
size of the book to fit the cost, and
to proceed at once with publication.
A resolution was adopted calling dn!
every member of the League to pay
$1 to the League secretary at once,
the sum to be used in printing ot
the books. In consideration of im
mediate payment, all back dues of
members are to be remitted.
Yamhill county has printed and
distributed 100,000 booklets . at a
cost of 1,000.
:; For Sale. :,
One hundred and' thirty Angora goats,
and nine stands of beee.
'' O, Martin, Corvallis," .;.
Good Lots for Sale Cheap.
' Expecting to . leave Corvallis soon I
have some - good, well located lots for
sale cheap- N.B.Avery.
Tor Sale.
. Vetch, rye and cheat seed at Corvallis
Flour Mills.
(To Sell or Let.
One hundred head of good ewes to sell
or let on shares. Apply to
J. C. Walker,
Fern P. O, Oregon,
His Life Saved by Chamberlain's
i Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea '
: " ,, Remedy,
"Bi L. Byer, a well known coop
er of this town says he believes
Chamberlains colic, cholera and
diarrhoea remedy saved his life last
summer. He had been sick for a
month with what the doctors called
bilious dysentery,' and could . get
nothing to do him any good until
he tried this remedy. It gave him
immediate relief," Bays R. T. Little
merchant, Handcock, Md. For
sale by, Graham & Wortham. V
Owes His. Life to a Neighbor's
Kindneps. . '. '
Mr. D. P. Daughtery well known
throughout Mercer and ' Summer
counties W. Va. most likely owes
his life to the kindness of a neigh
bor, .i He was almost! hopelesly af.
flic ted withd iarrhoea ; was attended
by two1, physicians who gave him'
little, if any relief, when a neigh
bor learning of his : serious condi
tion brought him a bottle of Cham-:
berlain's colic, cholera, and diar
rheoa remedy, which cured him' in
less than 24 hours. For sale by
Graham & Wortham. - - r '
-N Hunting.
' I hereby warn all hunters to keep off
my premises for the purpose of hunting
' Jas. P. McBee. -. ,
If Taxes, Cannot be Collected Next
SearHer Debt Increasing JJow; x-
The city of Corvallis is much in,
terested in 'the outcome of the
case brought to test the question of
whether or not the legislative bungle
will prevent collection of ; taxes
next year. The city is gradually
traveling downward on the road to
debt. It is in the hole about
$23,000 on the general and about
S700 on the street fund now. . Its
fixed expenditures 'are within
about $865 of its total revenues
The unavoidable expenditures, not
fixed are larger than this workin
balance of $860 by manjrhundrei
That is to say, even with a regular
income every year as provided by
the extreme levy of five mills for
general and two . mills for street
purposes, the expenditures consid
erably exceed the revenues, and the
debt in unavoidably increasing. On
On an expected property valuation
of a million, the city taxes ,on
two mill levy lor street purposes
would yield but $300 more than
enough to pay off the street fund
next year
If the supreme court holds with
Portland court that county courts
are without power to make a tax
levy, the whole process of tax col
lecting will probably stop, and the
city have no income save from li
censes for a year. A debt of $30,
000 or thereabouts for the city
would be the inevitable conse
Corvallis MaD Taken There Many old
. . Soldiers in the Institution.
W. H Devine, an old soldier
was taken from Corvallis and placed
in the Soldiers Home at Roseburg,
last .Friday, tie nas resided in
Corvallis about a year, having come
to this city from Michigan. Re
cently he suffered a paralvtic stroke
which, so incapacitated him that the
home for old soldiers was selected
as a proper place for him. He was
accompanied in the trip by Chief
Lane, who arrived home Saturday
At tne nome there are now no
old soldiers. Most 01 tnem are
veterans of the Civil war, but . vet
erans from the Mexican and Indian
wars are among the number. The
place is finely equipped for. the
purpose tor which it is designed
1 uree large Duudings iurmsh, ac
commodations; ' -The ' adtainistra
tion buildings contains offices of
the commandant and other officials,
a reading room, a care room, and
other features. The barracks is
a newly completed building and
is the dormitory, or sleeping de
partment; Another large building
contains the dining room, kitchen,
and kindred conveniences. The
whole place is well ' lighted with
electricity, and is in all respects
fine provision for the comfort of
old veterans in their declining days
The present capacity of the place
is for 1 70 inmates. The institution
receives $12,000 per year from the
state, aud $100 per year, is contri
buted by the general government
for each inmate. At the California
Home there are 1800 old soldiers,
Breakfast Foods,
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 guarantiee 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,
Pure Ceas and Coffees
--. a Specialty. y
Low Prices, Prompt Service.
'Wanted. ' '
Inquire at Times office.
Fall arid Wintei 1903-4.
We are now thoroughly equipped for '.the Fall arid Winter.
Campaign with a mammoth stock Of Staple and Fancy Dry
Goods, embracing Fine Dress Goods , Silks , Velvets , Velve
teens, Trimmings, Cloaks, Wraps, Jackets, Walking and
T)ass Skirt.a T .arliPH Fi'no Sriroc T ana f.irtn!.,,. tJ.o A
Squares, Rugs, Cretons. Ribbons, Laces, Hosiery, Gloves,.
Table Linens, Napkins, etc.
Complete stock of Mens' Boy's and Children's Suits and Over
coats, Dutchess Trousers, Furnishings for Men and Boys Rain
Garments.-Rubber Goods, Dress-Suit Cases, Trunks, Umbrel
las W: L Dongas Wnllr
brated Shoes for Men and Boys, Men's Boy's and Children's
Hats and Caps, including "Ha wes" renowned $3 Hats for MenJ
An inspection of our bright New Stock respectfully solicited..
Four experienced salesmen and two experienced salesladys
to show you through, buy xr no buy.; . ";
This department will offer first-class
accomplishsd in pianoforte and violin.
these instruments, harmony,' musical theory, counterpoint, musical history, sight
reading and eusemble work will be taught.
EverytMog Artistic and Wigh Class..
, All college students taught at the studios at O. A.' C. Down-town pupils may
take at the college or at city studios, as they may desire. All pupils of college
and city are enrolled at he cellege, and all enjoy equal privileges. All the advan
tages of an Eastern conservatory at one-third the cost .
Pianist. Violinist.
Old and
Garolina Rice Flakes.
Don't Forget that We Sell .
Applegate Creamery Butter.
Notice to Creditors. ,
In the Matter ot the Estate) . . .
John Mitchell, deceased.
Notlfe Is hereby elven to all Demons con
cerned that the undersigned has been duly ap
pointed executrix of the last will and testa
ment ol said John Mitchell, deceased, . by the
county court of Benton county, state of Oregon,
All persons having claims against said estate
of John Mitchell, deceased, are hereby re
quired to present the same with the proper
Touchers duly verified as by law required,
within six months from the date nereof to the
undersigned at her residence at Inavale post-
oflice, Benton county, Oregon, -or at the law
office of E & Wilson, in Corvallis, Oregon,
Dated tbis Aug 22, laoa,
Mary Mitchell,
Executrix of the last .will and . testament of
John Mitchell deceased,
Notice of Final Settlement.
In the Matter of the Estate )
of 1
Charles Band, deceased J
Notice 1b herebv elven that the undersigned
as administrate r of said estate of Charles Band,
deceased, has tiled 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 all objec
tions to the said account, and tor settlement
Dated this September 12, 1903.
Administrator of the estate of Charles Band,
deceased, . . .. . ..
Administrator's Notice- to : Creditors.
Notice la hereby given that the undersigne
has been apponlnted by the county court .;
Benton county, administrator of the estate .
l.artha 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 manths -'. from
this date ' i- v -
. Dated at Corvallis Oreiron. this 12th dav of
September 1903- . .
f J, jr, iiswifl,
Administrator of the estate of Martha J, Butler
deceased. - -.. .;..
of Mm
advantages to all who desire to become-
In connection wiih artistic instruction oa
Cabinet flaker
. - ; AND (.
v Upholsterer.
Lounges, Couches, Desks, Folding?
Beds, Etc., made to order. Particular
attention given to special orders and re
pairing. All work guaranteed. One
door south of R. M. Wade's, Main street.
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis- 130841.
Lambs by Freshman 188626. .
Well bred young stock of both sexes
for sale.
Corvallis, Oregon.
. 4 Notice to Creditors.
In the Matter of the Estate
William D, Armstrong, deceased,
Notice Is hereby given to all persons con
cerned that the undersigned has been -duly 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 clatmg against aaid es
tate of said William S, Armstrong, deceased r
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
Corvallis, Oregon, .-ci. r'
, Dated this August 29, 1903, '
r - Executrix of the last will and testament
of William. D, Armstrong, deceased, .