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Official Paper of Benton Oonnty.
WHERE IS THE MONEY.
OOBTAIXIS, OBEGON. OCT. 34, 1003.
A FAULT. .
One of the unpleasant incidents
of college athletics is the imprudent
newspaper. Too often there is at
tempt to play the game in the press
instead of on the field. Unkind
things are said by one paper about
a neighboring team, and there fol
lows crimination and re-crimination,
"billingsgate and mud-throwing un
til animosities are aroused. In the
beginning, in most instances, the
sentiment expressed is not that of
the players, but the other side al
ways so accepts it, and thus antag
onisms are aroused between the men
-who must face each other on the
eld. Neither team is in any way
responsible for the dislike for it that
las been engendered in the other,
but each is. the innocent victim of
'. Ill-advised newspaper talk.- - The
part the newspapers thus allow
themselves to play, makes dirty
rather than clean ball; it makes, of
what ought to be pleasurable sport,
disagreeable and aggravating con
tests; it makes of the scene on the
Jield a . bad humoured and angry
struggle, rather than a good hum
oured display of science and
strength; it arrays community
against community, and inspires
each to say things about the other
that cannot be forgotten; it arouses
the gambling spirit, for the first re
sort of most men in hot temper is to
propose to back their judgment with
money. Its whole effect is to em
barrass and humiliate true sport,
-without accomplishing an iota of
good Were the effort spent in the
practice turned toward promotion
of good fellowship and amiability,
the end attained would be heavily
fruited with benefit and vast im
petus be given the pleasure of college
games by removal of their most un
pleasant feature. "
Woes of Alsea Settlers Lawed to
Standstill, and Then Robbed.'
JOHN WILLS CHILD.
Inried Beside the Graves of Father
and Mother Died Tuesday at
Under a new mound, beside the
grvaes of her father and mother in
Odd Fellows cemetery, lie; the re
mains of Mary, the eldest daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. John
Wills. The burial occurred Thurs
day. The body arrived on the
westside train at noon, end r was
taken at once to the cemetery.
Among those in the funeral party
was Marion Will, a younger sister,
the adopted daughter of Mr. and
' Mrs Frank L Moor. She is one
of the six children that survive the
late ; father and mother. Four
others survive, one of whom has a
- home at Gaston, another is in Cal
ifornia, and the twins are with Mr
Will's sister in Marion County.
Mary, the sister whose burial is
-here related lived at Gaston, where
she died last Tuesday. Her malady
was quick consumption. Had she
lived-until yesterday, she would
have attained the age of seventeen,
Many old residents remember John
Wills and bis wi'e, and it is with a
tinge of deep sadness that they re
call in these words.how widley scat
tered are the young children of this
former family circle. ; i
Eggs and butter 28 cents at J. E.
In the County Court of Benton Coun
ty, State of Oregon, '
In the Matter of the Estate")
Mabel E. Howe, a Minor. J
Now at this time came Frank L, Howe
guardian of the estate Of Mabel EHowe,
a minor, and presents his petition to this
Court and asks for a license to tutbonze
him to sell Lots 10, 11 & 12 in Block 22.
County Addition to the City of Corvallis
in Benton County, Oregon, belonging
torus wara MaDei ii. iowe, ana it ap
peanng io the Court from said petition
tbfit jt would be to the best interest of
said ward, the said Mabel F. Howe, tbat
said above mentioned property be sold
and the proceeds thereof transmitted
and turned over to Frank K. Marsh, the
legal guardian of said minor in the State
01 Massachusetts where it may be . in-
-vested for and in the interest of said
minor. It is therefore Hereby ordered
that the next of kin of said ward and all
persons interested in the person and es
tate of said minor, be and they are here
by ordered to appear before , the above
named court on Saturday the 21st day
01 .November, 1003, at the hoar of 10
o'clock in the forenoon of said date at
the Court House of Benton County, Ore
gon, then and there to show cause if any
they have why a license should not be
granted for the sale of said real estate
above mentioned. It is further ordered
that a codv of this order be published at
least once a week for three successive
-weeks before the day of hearing said pe
tition as above set forth in the Corvallis
Times, a newspaper published and cir
culating in Corvallis in Benton County,
State of Oregon.
This October 20. 1903,
VIRGIL E. WATTERS,
, Benton Co, Oregon. -The
above is a true and correct copy
of the original order in said matter and
of the whole thereof :
Attest: Victor P. Moses,
. .' , County Clerk,
Strange conditions are incidental
to the settlers, who are finally se
curing long delayed titles to their
homes in Alsea. Twice, they were
compelled to pay filing fees on their
homesteads, while no other home
steaders ever had to pay but once,
Efforts to secure a refund of one of
the fees, though energetically made
have been fruitless. Whether it is
the lault ot land orbce omcials, or
of an otherwise beneficent govern
ment that the settlers have been de
frauded, has not been ascertained
The veil : of mystery -that hangs
round the transaction is so 'thick,
that the true inwardness of the un
usual facts that lie behind it. can
not be discovered or understood.
The extra fee that each settler paid
in advance was $20,, and with about
15 settlers, the aggregate that went
either into the coffers of the gov-
ernment.or tne pocket 01 some ir
responsible official 13 about $300.
Most of the facts connected with
the troubles of the settlers are known
to Times readers. About 19 years
ago the persons involved settled oh
homestead claims in the Alsea
country. There had been no sur
vey, and they held their lands un
der squatter's rights.. In 1892 there
was a survey by the government,
followed at once by another by the
Oregon & California Railroad Com
pany. After the survey the settlers
proceeded to file homestead claims,
each paying $20 in fees at the time.
The railroad company at once con
tested the claims on the ground that
the lands filed On were included in
the company's grant from the gov
ernment. The settlers were- called
to the Roseburg laud office for hear-,
ings of their contests. . and after
some time a decision was rendered
in their favor. In spite of the de
cision, the railroad company sentan
attorney back to Washington where
claim was made for the lands. He
got there ahead of the papers from
the Roseburg land office, and, be
fore the latter arrived, was given
title to the lands. That was in the
days of Hoke Smith as secretary
the interior, and when transcripts
trom tne K.oseburg land otnee ar
rived and disclosed that the settlers
had claims on the lands in Alsea,
he called the railroad company to
account. The" latter had already
been given deeds to the lands, and
Mr. Hoke Smith brought suit be
fore Judge Bellinger in Portland,
to set tne deeds aside. It took two
years to adjudicate . the case, but
the settlers finally won in that court
But the matter did not end here.
The- railroad company, through
its salaried attorney, appealed the
case to the supreme court of the
United States. There it took an
other two years to reach a decision.
When it finally came, . it was an
other verdict for the settlers. A
tew months ago, the news of it
reached the Alsea men, and with it
instructions from the department at
Washington to make another filing
on their homesteads. V
And it is in the process of this new
filing that queer conditions lie. The
settlers had filed before, away back
in 1892, and then each had paid the
customary fee. But .when they
came to file again, another filing
fee was required. No provision
whatever had been made by the
government for them to. have cred
it for the original filing fee they had
paid. Each of them held a receipt
in full for the fee paid originally,
but the officials at the ; Roseburg
land office, or the , general govern
ment had not left the record in such
shape thatthese receipts were avail
able for the amounts they repre
sented as filing fees already paid.
So the settlers had to pay again,
in order to get the privilege of mak
ing new filings. In spite of the
long delay of nearly 20 years . in
perfecting their titles, in spite of
the cost and worry and trouble to
which each has been subjected,
they paid the new fee, and in due
time got ready for making final
prod through which to secure title
to their lands. .-'
Last Friday, two of the remain
ing settlers proved up, They were
John.W. Carey and Frank Huddle
ston. Qnly one of the settlers has
yet to prove up. He is Charles
Seeley, and within a short time he
will gatnrougn all the detail nec
essary to secure his patent, " Mean
time, he and all the other settlers
who still survive wonder what has
become of the original filing fee
that each paid the land, office offi
cials, and whether or not a bene
ficent government intends to refund
it, or if that government proposes
to suffer citizens of the Republic to
be mulcted out of dollars they can
ill afford to lose. , -
OLD LANDMARK GONE.
Arter standing More Tnan -Thitty Years
The Lucky Key at Nolans.
When W. B. Carter, 26" years
ago, planted a number of ornamen
tal trees about his home on Monroe
street between Second and Third,
he probably had little thought of
the time when it would be neces
sary to remove them in compliance
vvith the requirements of business,
oil of time when they should ' grow
to such a size as to such a size is to
become undisirable appurtenances
of the ground on which they stood.
For some years various owners of
the property .qave been removing
the trees one by one as their pur
pose prompted, and on Wednesday
last another monument to Mr. Car
ter's taste and enterprise was remo
ved to make room for a business
house in course of erection on the
lots. This, was a targe California
redwood which was greatly admir
ed by almost every person that
passed it, and the necessity of its
removal is generally regretted
"Still," as remarked by Mrs.' Car
ter after ajainful reference to'some
of the memories which haunt her,
old home, there is little sentiment
in business, and every obstacle
however much hallowed, is over'
ridden" in the march of trade "
Thursday morning the little red
box containing 30 which Nolan &
Callahan have advertised since June
was ready for the onslaught of the
various patrons of the firm in pos
session of keys. Three thousand
keys were issued, and two of them
would open the box and entitle the
holders to the money it contained.
The owner of the first key to open
it receiving $20 and the second the
remaining $10. Possessors of keys
came early Thursday morning to
secure the first prize. , A clerk was
busy all day trying keys but it was
not until late in the afternoon that
the first key to unlock the box was
found. That one with a dozen
others belonging to Elmer Taylor
of Lobster was brought in by Judge
Greffoz, and $20 in silver is now in
the hands of Mr, Greff jz subject to
1 .v.a rtu. 1 1
OI I A 1 t - .1 Jl , . ,
xvooui a mousana Keys were rnea
before one wasjbund to open the
box. The person with the second
lucky key has not showed up
SAYS HE WAS DRUNK.
Try your Red Box Keys on
and after Thursday, Oct. 22. J
, Nolan & Callah an.
V;' Assessment for Sewer.
Notice la hereby given that the assessment
made by rdirmno; Nt 15J for the construction
of a sewer through BImk 2 County Addition and
Block 18 Old Town of Corvallis. Oregon, in the
manner provided by Ordinance No 132 in which
the following lots and parts of lots was entered
in the Citr liens of Oorvallia on the 16th day of
October. 1903. and is due and payable at tne off
fce of the City Treasurer of Corvallis in Uuited
States gold or fHver coin and if nor. paid on or
before the 2nd dny of November, 19 03, the Com
mon Council will order warranto to be Issued to
the Chief of Police for the collection thereof to
gether with interest thereon at the rate of eight
per cent per annum, from that date and costs of
collection, ... .
BLOCK 2 COUNTY ADDITION.
Block 2. Lot 1 Mrs Lina S Neujass Is assessed
at $21 97..
Block 2. South U Lot 2 Mrs Llna S NeugaBS .;' is
assessed at SiO 99 -., :
Block 2, North M of Lot2-Mrs Annette Jacobs
is assessed at $10 99,
Block 2 Lot 3 Mrs Annette Jacobs Is assessed at
HI 7. v
Block 2 IiOt i Mrs Annette Jacobs, Is assessed
at $21 97.
Block 2 Lot 5 Harjlet Healy is assessed al $21. -
Block 2 Lot 6 Harriet Healy Is assessed ' at
Block 2 3-4 of Lot 7 Jas R Sellers is
assessed at 16 48.
Block 2 1-4 of Lot 7 Jacobs & Neugass
is assessed at $5 49. - v .. ...
Block 2 of lot 8 Jas R Sellers is as
sessed $5 49. - . ..
Block 2 of Lot 8 Jacobs & Neu
gass is assessed at $5 49.
Block 2 Lot 9 Jas B Sellers is assess
ed $2 1 97.
Block 2 Lot 10 Mrs .Annette Jacobs
is assessed at $21 o7. .
I uiocK z ot LiOt ii r m aer-is as
isessedat $i6 48. .
Block 2 J of Lot 11 M Jacobs and S
Nengass is assessed at $5 49.
- Block 2 .of Lot i2 P M Eder is as
sessed at $16 48. v
Block 2 M of Lot 12 M Jacobs and S
Newgassis assessed at $5 49.
block 18 old town of cor-
- vallis. , '
And Didn't Enow What he was Doing
. .. When he Murdered Indian Grant.
- The murder at Sile'z Wedneeday
I of U. S. Grant, an Indian, by two
of his race, attractpd considerable
attention in Corval'iV where the
dad Indian wss wf It known.-; Ths
murder occorr.ed at the old Wood
man fed on the Siletz river, where
the body vwa9 found Wednesday
morning. The bead a crushed
in, and the coining f as badly
torn; Two stones foond near tbe
body were cohered with, blood, and
the ground in the vicinity showed
evidences of a terrible struggle1.
1 wo Indians, Aoe Logan and Al
bert Maitin are under arrest ior
the deed. One of them has con
fessed to the killing, but pays he
was drunk at the time and didn't
know what he - was , doing. The
otner denifs naviog any nana in
the murder, bat says he helped
to tnrov- the body in tue river.
Judge McFadden left, y-eeterday for
the scene, 10 response to a telegram
summoning bim to appear a? coun
81 for defense .at "the pr-limioary
examination be held this morn
ing at Toledo. '
The dead Indian was the chie
politician ammg th' Indians and
was well koown io Corvallis, an are
both of th 'accused, men. Grant
was justice of the peace, and was a
d'jlegite in ' tin sta'e rp publican
convention held at Astoria
Eggs 25 cents at Turner etore.
In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon
, ior iseiiton county.
', Sarah S Ball, Plaintiff . 7
'-fTyms! Pern am. Ed Perham and Lona
. Chamberlain, Defendants.
To Cyrus Perham. Ed ' Perbwn and Lona
Chamberlain, tbe above named defendants
In the name of the Stnte of Oreeon, you and
each of you are hereby fummoned and required
to appear and .answer the .complaint of the
plaintirt in tne anove entitled suit, in the above
entitled court, jiow on file in the office of the
clerk of sld 'ourt, on or before the 21ft dny of
November, 1903, said day being the last dav of
the time prescribed in the Order for publication
of this summons made by the county judge of
Benton county, uregon, (wnion said order is
hereinafter referred toi towit:
On or bef re six weeks from the day of nis
publication hereof .
And yon are hereby notified that If von fail so
to appear and answer the said complaint an
herein required, for want thereof the plaintiff
will apply to the above entitled court for the
rener demanded in ner snia complaint, namely
for a decree determining all conflictin g and ad'
verse claims, interests and estates: In and to all
that part of the northeHRt quarter of the north
went Quarter o' section 33 Two. 1U 8. K. 6 w
Will. Mer, which lies nortn of the Alfred
Wrltsman branch or creek, in Benfctn county.
Oregon: that defendants hive no claim, inter
est or estate therein: tht plaintiff's title there
to is good and valid; vnd that defendants be
rever barred and enjoined from asserting any
claim whatever in and to 'ii premises adverse
to plaintiff; and for general relief-arid costs and
disbursements of said suit.
This summons is published in tbe Corvallis
Times once a week Ior sis successive and con
secutive weeks, beginning with the Issue of Oct
tober 10th, 1903. and ending with the. issus o
Koverooer zi. r.ioa. in pursuance of an orde-
made by the Hon. Vireil E. Watters. county
judge of Benton county, Oregon, (being the
county where the above entitled suit Is pend
lng in the above entitled court) dated October
9.1903.- Date of first publication 13 October 10.
, ' E, R. BBYSOJT & E. E. WILSON.
Attorneys for Plaintiffs.
This line of Suits and Overcoats is second to none in
the United States for style, fit and workmanship. We
are sole agents for this section.
... ... , . ' "'
chol of Mm
This department will offer first-class advantages to all who desire to become
accomplished in pianoforte and violin. In connection with artistic instruction on
these instruments, harmony, musical theory, counterpoint musical history, sight
reading and ensemble work will be taught.
:. EverytMinig Artistic and High Class. :
All collegestudents taught al 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 the cellege, and all enjoy equal privileges. All the advan
tages of an Eastern conservatory at one-third the cost .
MORDAUNT GOODNOUGH, RUTHYN TURNEY,
Congregational : rj
SERVICES EVERT SABBATH.
1 Sunday School. . . . . . , .10:00
2 Christian Endeavor. . 6:30
Strangers always welcome,
i; Seats free. Come,
if REV. EDWARD GREEN, Pastor.
To trade stock ranch for property in
; ' H. A. Bowman,
, Eddyville, Ore.
A new line of OAC souvenir . dishes
Block 18 West 25 feet of Lot i. Heirs
of John Burnett is assessed at $5 5o.
Block 18 South of East of Lot i
Heirs of JR Bryson is assessed at $3 25.
Block 18 North ot East of Lot 1
J W, Ingle is assessed at $825. v:
. Block 18 Lot 2 J W Ingle is assessed
at $21 97.
Block 18 South of Lot 3 J W Ingle
is assessed at $lo 99
Block 18 North 1-2 of Lot 3. S B Row
ley is assessed at $io 99,
Block 18 Lot 4 S B Rowley is assessed
at J2i 97.
Block 18 Lot 5 S E Moore . is assessed
at $2i 97.
Block 18 Lot 6 S E Moore is assessed
at $21 97 - -
Block i8 Lot 7 L & M Walker is as
sessed at $2i 97.' - i ; V
. Block 18 Lot 8 L & M Walker is as
sessed at $21 97.
Block 18 Lot 9 S B Rowley is assessed
at $21 97. - . .
Block 18 Lot io S B Rowley is assess
ed at$2i 97. ,
Block 1 8 Ijot 11 Mary E Doshe is as
sessed at $21 97.
Block 18 Lot 12 Mary Doshe is as
sessed at $21 97. . . -
Total assessment $678 51.
By order of the Common Council of
E. P. GREFFOZ.
" Police Judge.
Corvallis, Oregon, October i7r 1903. 1.
P. M. ZIBROLF
As' well as. Choicest Delicacies
for lunch and dinner, ca n al
ways be found at our store.
We handle on ly ; first-class
goods and can guarantee qual
itv. Everything offered for
sale here is str ctly fresh and
just as represented. . We car
ry a large stock of selected
Family and Fancy Groceries,
Pure Ceas and Coffees
v a Specialty
Low Prices. Prompt Service.
i What You Want
Is to try the New Good3
' . . which have just arrived at' - J5
New Figs and Dates
Olives in Bulk
ENERGY 9 Health Food.
H odes' Grocery, Phone 483.
t New Today.
' oat meal.
.- - buckwheat flour, '
" sweet : potatoes,
' green peppers. '
" - roasted coffee. . .
All kinds of breakfast foods ready
use every week, at Turner store, .
The ladies of S the Congregational
church will give a dinner, Wednesday,
October a8tb, from eix to ten.
For Sale. : ;
Two wagons at a snap. Twelve, month s
time. Call or address Corvallis , Car
V ', Good Lots for Sale Cheap.
Expecting to leave Corvallis soon : I
have some good, well located lots for
sale cheap, v N. B. Avery.
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis 130841.
Lambs by Freshman 188626.
Well bred young stock of both sexes
Young man, you
night school in the
should attend the
Cedar shakes, handmade shingles and
five carloads of sawed cedar . shingles.
A full stock of shingles at all prices.
If yon wish the best shingle made get
Corvallis Saw Milr.
For Sale. ,
Grub oak wood. For particulars in
quire of E. B. Horning.
if your umbrella needs covering
it to the Bicycle Hospital.
Call at the D.i;& T. Store for fres h
bread and a fine assortment of cheese.
just received atP, M. ZisrolPs.