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Official Paper ol Benton Uoanty
. LITTLE LOWELL AUSTIN.-
jfeDORTAIiUS. OREGON, DEC. 23, 1903.
JOHN A GELLATLY.
7P' Election as May6r of Wenatchee
What a Local Paper Says.
The election of John A. Gellatly
to the mayorality of Wenatchee is
made the subject of a very 'compli
mentary article in a recent issue of
-the Wenatchee Republic' After
xe'citing the fact that Mr. Gellatly
lad been a resident of Wenatchee
but three years, the Republic says:
""Chelan county having just been
organized a few months prior to
Mr. Gellatly' s arrival in Wenatchee1
lis several years of experience in
county office work, in the capacity
T recorder of Benton county, Ore
gon, at once secured for him a po
sition in the county auditor's office.
Be was made deputy auditor within
ten days after his arrival and was
subsequently put in charge of the
county clerk's office which he man
aged a year and a half.
Mr. Gellatly served as a city
' .councilman for two years prior to
selection as mayor of Wenatchee,
a few days ago, which new honor
3s a proof of the esteem and confid
ent he has gained by his conscien
tious and satisfactory work in the
council. ' -.
Mr; Gellatly was recently re-elected
as president of the Commer
cial" Club of this city, and in that
capacity has, without reward " ex
cept the ? satisfaction of work well
done, piven time and labor of the
most effective character to the pro
motion of the interests of his adopt
As local manager of the Wenat
chee Canal Company, Mr. Gellatly
Is identified not only wi'h the de-
relopment of the city, but all of the
territory directly tributary to the
town. The success of this com
pany's work and the benefit it has
conferred upon the valley are due
largely to the management of Mr.
Gellatly. And in the meantime, by
the proverbial burning of "midnight
oil,' by hard work done long after
office hours, he has compiled an al
most ideally perfect set of abstract
' books, being the Only set in Che
lan county, The office of abstract
or which he has established has,
therefore, been a success from its initiation.-
Yet apart from this pri
vate business, Mr. Gellatly finds
time to devote to a score of inter
ests which are identified with the
progress of the city. 4 Socially and
' personally, also, Mr. Gellatly has
won popularity as a genuine type
of Americanism always" approach1
able, affable and courteous to the
poorest as the richest, always rec
ognizing the brotherhood ' of men
and utterly unspoiled by success; '""
His career in public life may be
said to have just begun; for though
a young man arid though" he may
conclude that he has done his share
of public, work, the 'people never
... . . - . j 1 - . - . -.
fineiess neea xae - service oi sucji
Meantime our people here are
fortuuate in their choice of John A
Gellatly as mayor of Wenatchee."
The Child's Death Fire ! Escapes ' for:
Hotel Corvallis-Other News.
, Asa Lowell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
A Austin of Corvallis, died , from
inflamtnationjoi the bowels Men:
day afternoon... The child .was
born at Philomath the eleventh of
December, 1 901. Funeral ferytces
will be held " at the Presbyterian
church today at in o'clock arid in
terment will be at Odd Fellows
cemetery. Much sympathy is ex
tended the family in their bereave
ment, ad there, is "deep sorrow
among those who came to know
the little one in the vicinity of the
Theo. Barnhart has returned
from Condon where he has been en
gaged forseveral months in paint
ing the court house built by A
Peterson of this city. The struci-
ure has been completed and re
ceived by the authorities of Gil
liam county and Mr. Peterson is ex
pected home in a day or two.
While out riding" Monday. Mrs.
W. 11. Hammel lost trom trie car
riage, near Mary's river bridge, a
1 -' ' 1 1 1 1 " 1
Drown sinpea wooien snawi, nno.-
er will please leave at Hotel Cor
IS CRAZY NOW.
On his last trip out from Alsea,
N. C. Pnckett brought out for Mr.
Malone, 1060 pounds of dressed
turkeys to be shipped to Portland,
E, J. G.arrow arrived Monday
from Moffit Creek, Calif., to be
with his family ' during the liolt
Fire escapes are being attached
to iioteij corvauis. mere are
to be two of them one in front and
one at the rear.
SHERIFF SOLD IT.
Property at Delinquent Tax Sale -Nu
merous Bidders County a
Among those going to ' Portland
on Monday morning's boat to spend
the holidays were Mrs. G. A. Seely
and Miss "Maud Seely who will visit
the' latter's '? sister, Mrs Williams
and'Mrs. W. H,! Hadley; Grandpa
Xamsley, who has a daughter and
other relatives there, and Miss
EUa King, who has relatives in
Portland.' : ' .
"' : For Sale. " """" '
-. Bright cheat and rye grass hay, vetch,
spelts, timothy, and rye grass seeds,
Poland China hogs, Shropshire rams,
Good, bright "vetch straw, ' fresh from
the barn," for sale at reasonable prices.
" " ' ' "v Iy L Brooks,
The annual sale of property for
taxes took place on the court house
steps at 10 o'clock Saturday, Sher
iff Burnett was the auctioneer, and
the entire list of property as recent
ly advertised in the Times was dis
posed of, the county being a heavy
purchaser. ' V.
; Under the new law, tbe person
that bids the lowest rate of interest
per year on the arnourit of the taxes
arid costs is the successful bidder.
Formerly, the law provided a I wen
ty per cent interest rate the first
year, and thirty per cent the second
The new arrangement is more fav
orable to the delinquent, ' in that it
provides for the lowest possible in
terest for him to pay in case he el
ects to redeem the property. " For
the latter alternative, he has three
years. AU he has to do is to pay
the amount of the taxes and costs.
and the interest from the time of
sale to the date of redemption,
Otherwise, at the end : of three
years, the buyer of the property at
the tax sale receives a sheriffs deed
and at the end of five years from
dateof sale his' title to the property
becomes perfect'. After three years
the only way a delinquent can ' get
possession is by suit, in which it
shall be shown that there is a de
fect ' in the proceeding. ' ' ; '
Among those who were ' bidders
at' the sale ; were the following: E. E.
Wilson, E. R' Bry son; Henry "Am
bler, F"rank McGee, T. K Fawcett,
and R. E: X,. Brown, " ; :.-' " :'
. E. E. WHITE
Real- Estate Co.
Though Hidden for Years,. it Suddenly
Opened Hea Fell in it. ' ; .
Shortly after daylight Saturday
morning, N. F. Gillespie noticed a
small hole in his back yard that he
knew had not been there the eve
ning before. The .spot was . but a
few feet back of : the house! and
when .Mrs. Gillespie's attention was
called she was unable toexplain
An investigation followed, and Mr..
Gillespie soon discovered that two
feet below the surface of the open
ing there was water. The water
was moving, and a closer inspection
showed that a chicken was floun
dering about on the surface. How
such things could be,, was a query
that caused the work of discovery
to go on with diligence, and when
Mr. "Gillespie had finished, he , had .
learned that the spot was an old
well, and that there was full seven
feet of water in it,
- For weeks and. months and years,
the family had been passing over
the spot. .The little children had
played there. The grass had grown
there, and there was outwardly no
sign as to what was beneath. The
whole circumstance was One of
mystery that has since been ex
plained by the fact that anciently
such a well is known to have been
on the premises. In the lapse of
time Mr. Sylvester, who owned the
property, rilled trie well up. . As in
the case of newly constructed sew
ers . in this town, it is supposed that
by and by. the filling settled and left
a. subterranean , cavity. ; Near the
surface the earth was more tightly
packed and more sodded, and when
the filling beneath settled, it remai
ned intact, and was an earthen
covering for the big hole beneath .
The opening finally of tbe new hole
into which thehen fell is supposed
to have been due to the late heavy
rains, which softened the crust, and
permitted a cave. .
It is fortunate that it was only
an old hen, and not a child that
was the means of discovering the
hidden danger. The well is
four feet in diameter, and its total
depth, nine feet. .
SALE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN
Just a Few of Our Many Bargains.
Came to my Place. ,
A stray white- sow, . December 5th,
' T. A.' Logsdon.
Rates for Christmas Holidays.
The Corvallis & Eastern R. E. : Co.
have made a round trip rate of one fare
between all stations on account of Xmas
holidays. ", Tickets will be good going
Saturday, Dec. 19,'' 1903, to Jany.' 2, 1903
and for return at any lime up, to and in
cluding Monday, Jan. 4, 1904. No ticket
lees than 25 cents.
There is a sale of mens and boys
coats now going on at Kline's.
Bug bargains this month in ladies tail
snade suits, walking skirts, flannel waists
Boys Baits and'1 overcoats. Nolan &
Callahan. - ' '
Wa ari eiptarin ; ti t gift makers.
Our line of diamonds, watches, " rings,
and silver "novelties, is fall of quality and
merit. F. M. French, the jeweler,
No. 34. 460 acres adjoining R. R.
town, all tillable, fine improvements.
Only 425 per acre.
.'No.' 37. 387. acres 7 miles from Cor
vallis and one and i miles from R. R.
, station, two good Houses, fine barns, 125
acres out to grain. A fine place $45 per
acre. '. ' ' '
No. 21. 300 acres all fenced 160 acres
cleared more could be, . 100 acres to
grain now. Price $25 per acre.
No. 20. 60 acres, good 9 room house.
eood well and orchard, all fenced: also
10 head of cows, team, harness and
wagon; some hogs and chickens all for
3ooo. - : -
No.:18. 30 acres, 25 in orchard mostly
prunes, good house and barn, good well
and running water. Price $24oo. - ;
No.' i5. 160 acres. a4' miles east .of
Corvallis. eieht room house, barn 40
60 20 acres of prunes, balance good forest
land. Price 35 per acre.
No. 26. House and two lots on Main
street $1, 500.
No. 27. 22 foot front on Main street
good location for business. $500.
No 25. A fine lot on Third street $135
No. 31. Two fine lots : nice location.
$500 ' .
' No, 35. Undivided half interest in
business lot on Main street, good two
story brick 50 x 75 feet; a snap. Price
4,500. " "- ' '
Space will not permit of further details,
but if you want a good investment call
and see us. .White & Stone. First door
south of Reading Boom.
Though the Hoar for it was Near at
Hand Injunction Restrained.
Litigation has developed in the
sale under execution of the William
Milton Howell farm located in the
south end of Benton .The property
was to have been sold Monday bv
sheriff under execution on a iudg
ment for about $1,500 in favor of
Wilhelm and Sons at Monroe
Shortly before the hour for the sale
an injunction was served restrain
ing the proceeding. The injunction
suit is brought by Howell,: and his
complaint sets up a variety of legal
complications '; that will, likely
carry . the case to the supreme
court. . . ... 1 . :
Howell, it appears was indebted
to the Monroe firm in the sum of
about $1,500. Suit was brought
and an attachment was placed . on
the property of , Howell, 1 He at
once went into bankruptcy, bis es
tate has. been settled, and he has
been discharged from the bankrupt
court.-, it is about a year ago since
the attachment suit was brought.
Meantime, , under : a . state- - law
Howell was entitled to a homestead
exemption to the amount of $1,500
which is said to be about the - value
of the farm.. .He failed however,
to make his claim for : it, ; , and ' tne
Wilhelm's proceeding - in : the state
conrt obtained a judgment and-or
der ot sale, and the property ; was
advertised With the day 4 of s,ale
near at band, Howell rias sued out
an injunction under the homestead
exemption provision, and a big
suit is ahead to test the , rights of
the. parties. The injunction will
come up for hearing at next spring
term of the circuit court. The m-
j unction was issued from the coun
ty court. Sheriff Burnett, on... ac
count of legal forms, is made a de
fendant in the injunction, and , the
papers were served bv Coroner
W ilkins, acting as elisor.
And may Havatobe Seat to the? Asylum
' . a CorvallisCirl.. ' ;; 'i
Apostle Creffield. according to
all accounts, is againtn the vicinity
of Corvallis. He arrived a few
days ago, and is .said to be an oc
cupant with o hers of the. old house
across the road from the Beach
dwelling, a few hundred yards -east
of the ferry ; Worship acccording
to the Holy Roller idea is carried
on there by disciples of the sect.
There was also much activity
among members ot the faith in the
house in the main part of town.dur
mg the past week.
Meanwhile Esther Tavlor is in a
bad state of mental derangement in
the Boys and Girls Aid Society hos
pital in Portland. She is a Benton
county girl who was among the
worshippers when the late excite
ment among the sect was at its
heighth. - She is a sister of Mrs
Starr of Portland, and sometime
ago the latter took her to Portland
and had her placed at the Boy's
and Girls home for care and treat
ment. A news item about tier ; in
yesterday s Uregonian reads as
Esther Taylor, the unfortunate
young girl whose reason has bven
upset by religious fanaticism since
she joined the ' 'Holy Roller" move
ment, continues to suffer with the
hallucination that she must spend
every minute of her time in prayer
It is reared triat rier mind is
permanently affected and that it
will be necessary to have her com
mitted to the insane asylum. She
is still under tbe care of the Boys
and Girls Aid Society.
WHY KILL THE DOGS?
Card of Thanks.
The relatives '"of the lae Carl
Schimmel wish to express their
sincere thanks to the many friends
and neighbors who so kindly gave
their assistance in his last illness,,
death and burial, r ' .- r :
Go to Zierolf's for fresh
ovBters- - -.
Vetch seed at Corvallis Fl oar Hills
That is the Question This Writer Asks
The Dog Ordinance,
When the master is the one who
is delin quent, why kill the helpless,
loving dog? Is it just that the in
nocent shall suffer for the guilty
I ne dog is trie truest, nest tnend a
man can have. He watches mbile
his master sleeps. He guards his
home when all are absent. When
he is found homeless and deserted ,
shall we turn from him in his need?
Let men be men,' and worthy of the
name! And let our town be known
as a humane town, where kindness
justice and mercy reign. let us
feed the homeless creatures, and
find them homes.:
. , Citizen.
' The Oregon-Agricultural College will
receive bids for supplying wood for the
ensuing College year commencing next
July. .Call on the Purchasing Agent
; Corvallis, December 22; 1903. .
.'- T. H. Crawford,
i - The finest eDgraved Eouvsnir spoons
in the city are to be found at E P " Gref
foz, the Jeweler.
P. M. Zierolf, grocer, will
after 6 p. m. from this tSme
uary 1st. '
My store will be open evenings from
this date until after Christmas.
- - C. A. Gerhard.
Good things for Men, Women, Children,
Buys and Girls.. No fancy prices. 7
January 5, 1904, is the Date
For Opening after the Holidays.
CORVALLIS BUSINESS. COLLEGE:
Cborougl), Sborf aiid Complete
Courses in Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Typewriting
calculations, Commercial L&.w, ...Letter Writing,
I. E. RICHARDSON, Pres.,
' Corvallis, Oregon.
To choose from.
$350 to $1750
Elastic Telt mattresses $9.50 to $12
And full-"sized Mattresses as cheap as $2.00
New goods all the time
Callahan's. V ' : -
at Nolan &
Sterling silver novelties of all kinds at
the lowest prices. .E E GrefFoz, the
Jeweler, t , .- ' r '. ';t. r
Fresh Yaquina Bav oysters received at
ZierolTs evei y Saturday ; -, . - 3
Nothing makes a more appropriate
gift than one of those detachable handle
"Hull" umbrellas, I1.50 to : Ladies
and gents sizes. . F. M.French, ,
New and second .hand sewing ma
chines for sale at the : Blackledge Fht
nitiure and Music Store,
WHEN SUPPLIED BY
P. M. ZIEROLF
i J k- u t J Jo- X . '
Insure the utmost satisfaction
to guests and host Jjarge,
luscious raisins, citron, cur
rants, orange and lemon' peel,
as well as all kinds of relishes
olives, sweet and sour pick
les in bottle and bulk.
Furniture, Sarpets and Stoves
Was never so complete and full of genuine bar
gains as now. Cair and look us over. No
trouble to show goods.'
3. D. mann $Co.
Tb$. Hidax Rush; k ,ow bn in earnest.
Go to Pratt's for a large and choice vari
ety from which-to select your gifts.
Gifts for Ladies.
. Sterling Novelties,
Ebony Toilet Pins,
Fancy Clocks, f
Hat & Clothes Brushes
v,u Stick Pins, ,
' And :'
. Plain Gold Pens.
Come early and secure your choice from the larg
est assortment of its kind in the city. Open night
and day until. January 1st.- Wishing you a Mer
ry Christmas and Happy New Year, I am
- - ;.: Yours for Xmas Gifts:
E. W. S. PRATT,
- ;The Jeweler and Optician.
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. Residence Cor.
Fifth wad Jefferson streets. Honrs 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m; Orders may be.
left at Graham & Wortham'a drag store.
t. G. ALTAIAN, M. D.
r ' Homeopathist
Qffloe oor 3rd and Monroe sta. Reel-
denoe cor 3rd and v Harrison et.
1 Hours 10 to 12 A. M. 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 P. M. ' Sundays 9 to 10 A, M ,
Phone residence 815.'"