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MBeUI Paper of Beats CeutT.
WOULD REMOVE HYDRANTS.
-COKTAI.ua, OREGON, JAN. S7, MO.
. WOVESNOR CBAUBESLAIS'S CRITIC,
'A man who says he is. a:demv
crat, writing in the Sunday Oregon
, San finds fault because Governor
Chamberlain, in a . recent speech
iad something, complimentary . to
say of the republicans. The quesr
lion is, would this man haye Gov
ernor ChamDeriam aeciaim aiways
and bitterly, against Jhe republic
ans of Oregon, and being a political
Mend of his, would, he .advise the
Awrnnr to nroclaim that all the
villiany is in one party, and all the
-virtue in another?. Would he ad
vise the governor, to draw, an im
aginary fence between himself and
the republicans of the state, and
sever look across thai fence save
-with a scowl or a leer at . the re
publicans on the other side? Had
it not been for about 7,500. repub
licans in Oregon in the election of
iwo years ago, who', would have
"been governor of Oregon, and where
would Mr Chamberlain fee?
?:1t Is not the $arty label that
makes a man. Sometimes even a
principle has to be labeled in ; order
to tell to what party it belongs.
The republicans of Oregon first rode
the free silver plank, then the dem-
ocrats did, and now the policy has
to be labeled and dated to tell
when it was democratic and when
republican. As many scalawags
fly the democratic as well ; as any
other flag, and vice versa. In
nearly every debatable question a
part of the truth lies with both
sides, and if Governor Chamberlain
happened to discover and point out
something of virtue in the repub
lican party, it is because he is big
mnA Hrnad pnnnoi to rise above a
' hidebound partisan line, which his
critic is not. Yet withal, Governor
Chamberlain is as true and stead
fast in his democracy as is this
.Portland critic, or anybody else.
And Leave Cwrrallis - Without Fire
Protection Water Company.
Serves Notice. - - '
The local Water Company ;has
served n0tice.9n-.the city -council
that it is the purpose on the 1st
of February pa remove au are Hy
drants from the water mains - and
leave Corvallis without fire pro-
tection.The notice has been in the
hands nfth nolice iad?e for sev
eral days, and all the councilmen
are aware of Us contents.- i It was
nrespnted to the. oolice mdee short
ly after the regular January meet
ing ot the council, in iuu, 11 is as
follows: t v
... Corvallis, Ore., Jan. 15, 1904.
To the Hon. Mayor and Common
Council of the City of. Corvallis:
Gentlemen, the Corvallis Water
Co. has at different times made sev
eralwhat we consider very liberal
nrnnraitions to furnish water for
fire and sewer, purposes for the cicy
but . with but little consideration
from the council -If the council
has any desire to take action on the
last proposition, the offer will stand
open until Feb. 1, 1904. If there
is no action taken by this date
Comoanv will take it iOf rirranteu
the City has no desire to - use the
mrdtpr for fire nnroose lonelef - and
will proceed to remove all hydrant's
add to cut , the connections 01 au
the cisterns. ' . " ' ;
' We.are ready to consider any
proposition from the city. -
G. R. Farra, Pres. ;
Mrs. Emma Groves, Sec.
COULD BE ENJOINED,
THEY WILL ORATE.
Next Friday Night at College Armory
Local Oratorical Contest.
The annual oratorical contest for
f-lei tion of a speaker ti represent
he State Intercollegiate Oratori
cal contest takes place in the col
lege Armory next Friday night,
Seven orators are preparing for the
occasion, and the struggle will be
attended with the usual absorbirg
Juterest. Hints are goiog the roun
ds ae to who will be the winners,
and the names of several favorit-a
are mentioned. Guy Moore who
won over all others last . year and
was pent as the reprt sentative to
the State contest, is among the lo
cal contestant?. Clay : Darby and
John Witty, who took seventh aid
eighth places respectively last year
-are also on the program for the com
ing contest. Prizes will be awarded
Friday evening as follows: gold
medal and $15 in cash to winner
of first place; silver medal and . $9
for second place; silver medal and
$6 to the winner of third place.
The.list of speakers and their sub
jects are as follows: '
"The Paramount Issue," Kate
Daniels, Sdrods society.
"Louis XIV and Absolution"
Clay Darby Pbiladelphlan S iciety
"An UnarjDreciated Hero," Isa
bel Whitby, Pierian society.
' The Spirit of Unselfishness,"
Ralph Shepard, Zetee.athean society
"Fashion an Impediment t
Social Progress," Guy E. Moore,
Jefferson iau society.
; Jobn Marshall, the Expounder
of the Constitution," John Witty,
"Robeit Barns. Sonz Writer of
Scotland." Mary SautherUnd Fro
Of course, should . the Water
Pnmnanv remove the . hvdrants. as
threatened in the above notice,, the
city would.be leit wnouy ;Wunom
fire orotection. and a feeline of in
security, together with an advance
m insurance rates wouia iiiceiy re
sult. , It is. understood, however,
that the councilmen are not dispos
ed to take the matter seriously.lt is
the helief of most ot them tnar the
Water Company dare not under
take the removal of the .' hydrants,
They hold that an - injunction to
restrain such ' action , could be
brought, and that it could t be so
maintained in court as to. prevent
removal of the fire . plugs . They
say that when the city first gave
to Pitman and then to his success
or. the Corvallis Water Company
the rirht to lav water mains in the
oublic streets, a "privilege was con
ferred that set uo on the part 01
Pitman and the Corvallis Water
Company an obligation to do some
thing for the city. lnis oDiiga
tinn thev maintain, is the duty to
supply water at all times at reason
able rates to the city lor . nre pro
tection. In short, it is their be
lief that the Water . Company is
not wholly master of the; situation.
and that it owes duties to the city
that it cannot shirk or avoid. These
duties are 10 afford fire protection
at reasonable rate', and any refusal
to do so. it is claimed would result
in complete forfeiture of the right
to use the streets, for water pipes,
and that the city, in the event of an
attempt by the Water Company to
remove tne nre plugs wouia De in
position to require the company to
also remove all water mains. In
brief, it is claimed that the city,
in the event of a struggle will hold
the top hand,and that the. .; Water
Company will stand a good show to
be put out of business altogether,
Whether all this is true or not; is
a question that only lawyers and
courts can determine. It is. under
stood that more than one lawyer
has .given a curb stone opinion p
the effect that the Water Company
is not in oosition to remove the fire
hydrants, and that any attempt in
that directton can De restrainea oy
pany, but in every instance the' ne
gotiations have come to naught.. -
WONT ACCEPT WATER." WARRANTS-
. ' - ci
" After negotiating in vain : for- a
time one of these committees sub
mitted a report to the council re
commending that the "rates .-for .fire
protection-be cut. .'s.Thei allowance
on this account .was , $5250 per
month The 7 committee reported
that the seven cistern's were of no
use as a . means of fire ? protection',
and recommended that tne total ai
lowance be reduced to ' f ' per
month, or $400 per - year. ; The
council adopted the report ot tne
committee, and. served written no
tire on the com Dan v of the." reduc
tion in rates. The company in re
lit v. served a notici to the effect
that the reduction could not be ac
cepted. 'J Regularly each ; month
since; the company has presented a
bill to the council for $52.50 . ;for
Water for fire protection, and. as
re&ularlv the council has cut . the
amount to t-ii it. A warrant for
the amount has always been " issued
and signed, but lip to the present
the company has not accepted one
of these warrants. This , strained
relation as to their, financial opera
tions has existed , bet ween the coun
cil and the company for the past
seven or eight months, -. ;
claims pErpEtuAl Franchise.-i.
Why the company dectints t ac
cent its warrants under,tbe reduct-
. r,s .111. .
inn. is not known, oome nave joe
idea, that, it expects ultimately ti
b ing suit to recover , tne oatance
,tbt it. claims, but against thU prc
pnsition is the ppiuion tnat such a
suit cannot be m 1 itained,. , since,
having been notine 1 tnat no more
than the would he allowed
for the hydrnntj, and having sup-
nlifd water to the oi tv at mat rai3
all along, the com pa iy will tot be
in position to, sue lor. a larger
amount. ;' : .;; - ,.
In the disagreement, some inter
est attaches to tie o'd Pitnoan fraa-1
chiee. The company claims; tbat
by viitue of that ancient act, it has
a perpttual franchise from the city,
and has served notice iq.that effect
on the council- The notice was pre
sented in the days when the coun
cil was negotiating with Sjajth,
who (.'flered to bring men, ttun water
In flnrvallis . The PitoQan franchise
was oassed bv the council May 9
tRSi -and sisnea nv iviiyor ciuua
Mav 16. 1881. ' The late Jobn Br
son was recorder at the time. - So
much of the franchise as i peiti-
nent reads aa . follow :
- THE PITMAN FRANCHISE
BURIED IN BENTON.
WHY THEY DISAGREE.
' Guinea fowls, $1.50 per pair. S. C. W
Leghorn cockrels, 75 cents each.
F. Ii. Howe, Corvallis,
R, F. D. No 1.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our heartfelt
-thanks to the triends and neigbors of
Philomath and Pleasant Valley for their
kindness to us in our late bereavement
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Pugaley and
Experienced Nurse. :
Offers her servient a "nsonahle rates.
Address box 364 Cortalfis postoffice.
The occasion for the differenc e
between the council and the Wat
er Company, is on account of act
ion by the. city council with respect
to the allowance for water for fire
protection and the failure of the
two parties in negotia' ions looking
to a renewal of the franchise of the
Water P.omoanv. Several offers
for a renewal ot contract nave oeen
made the council by the Water
Company, but all have been based
on a contract tor a term 01 years,
and of Willamette river water as
the source of supply. A strong
centiment nmnnsr tne Deooie oa
been manifest for mountain water,
and on this account the council has
preferred not to make a contract
for a term of years for Willamette
river water. On the other hand,
all the offers of the local Water
Company, have been premised on a
lonsr term of vears. the shortest
term proposed being ten years.
None of these offers have been con
sidered favorably by the council,
and each has been permitted to go
over without action, On several
occasions committees have been ap
pointed to negotiate with the com-
And the said William M. Pitman
is hereby entitled to sell, oi in any(
way dispose of to the C ty of Cor
vallis and to any and all ther per-,
sons whomsoever, any 'and all of
the water works and to collect the
value thereof in any - sum agreed
upon between the said William M.
Pitnun aod the pereon in ' each in
stance with whom such an agree--ment
may be made; and if any
person or persons shall use said
water or any part thereof without
any special or positive agreement
in ielat'00 tt the sum ' to be paid
thereof, then the said William M.
Pitman shall be entitled to collect
therefor the smount of money in
each ioetanca which the same is
reasonabl y worth. .
The said pipes hereafter' to be lid
sball be placed rft less than- twel
ve inches under the surface of the
orrniind. eicoerit the hvdraots con
npnted with sa'd nines, which shall
project out of the ground, and when
the said pipes are . laid lengtnwiss
of said street', they shall be placed
not le's than eleven feet from - the
line which seoerates the blocks
of said cit? from the street?;
AM the nrnviaions of this ordi
nance shall be construed eo as. to
inure 'to tbe benofit of all persons
who miv or shall at any time here
after clim said pipe?, water works
and all things connected jnerewitD,
under or through the 6aid William
M P;tmn: nrovided. that noth
ing contained in this ordinance
shall interfere with property noi'
ders on Second street building Bide
nrollra nHlappnt tO tUBir lOtS. ten
feet in width, in accor
dance with written ordinance No
-sn- " Mid. nrovided farther, that
Dothing in this ordinance shall be
construed as to grant any excio
sive right or privilege ot conduct
ing water into this city. .
Tie Home of his "Boyhood- W-.H. art-
'less The Funeral Monday.- ...
In'SuriaT robes and casket
W-. H. Hartless came back ta ms
old.hotne.in Benton, Mondays and
a new inoundLin. J&ewtbn cemetery
marks the s pot where hej sleeps the
last long sleep. . ine uuuy was ac
companied to: corvauis oy tne
daughter. Miss Georgia Hartless.
by R- M. Uavisson, , nis lormer
business partner and . brother-in-
law, and by Mrs W. S. Gilbert of
Portland. A delegation ot - old
friends met the party at the West
side station. : and accompanied the
remains to the family home, where
the funeral occurred 't one o'clock.
The funeral service was conducted
byRev.f Carrick of the Presbyter
ian church, and tne interment was
in Newton cemetery; ' r
Later particulars throw no new
light on the accident. In company
with his friend. C W. Lckwood,
Mrj Hartless was, passing along
First , Avenue, Seattle- He : left
Lockwood, saying he had business
over the way; and started diagon
ally across the street. . Two street
cars, going in - opposite directions
were approaching, and in stepping
out of the way of one, he passed
almost dtrectly in tront ot the other
The latter was a Park car. descend
ing a grade at a rate of speed es
timated at 20 mues an -nour or
hour. Mr.!. Hartless was
struck in such ; a manner i that;, he
was knocked down. and the wheels
of the car passed over both; legs.
tv1n the knee. One limb - was
nearly cut in twain and irigntmuy
mangled,' while the other was twice
broken., The ; most serious injury,
however, and undoubtedly the one
tfcat ranged death, was in the breast.
There, a terrible blow, completely
caved in the. wall in the vicinity of
the' heart. ' " 'n: " ,;
The statement of Ira DavissoU
who went from Tacoma to the scene
is to the effect that the victim re
mained entirely unconscious after
reaching the . hospital,-- where he
died in the early nours 01 ine morn
ing. The coroner was absent when
the accident happened, ana -wirea
to hold the body for an investiga
tion, but on his return to the city
determined to take no proceedings.
W. H. Harness was Dorn on ine
Hartless farm, one mile south of
Philomath: November 28. l8S4.
and was, at the time of his death,
aced ao vears. one mouthl and 25
daysr His father was one of the
eajiy merchants of Corvallis, known
then as Marysville. 'The deceased
prew to manhood on the old Home
steads and completed his education
nt Philomath Colleee. In 1870 he
ensaeed in the butcher business in
Albanv. and shortly atterwara was
married to Miss Ceatta ' Davisson.
In 1882 he retired from - business in
Albanv and rettlrned ' to Benton
where he ensaeed in business in
He was a charter member of the
Artisan's lods-e in this city, ana
was its first master. He was also a
member of the order of Lions in
Seattle, holdine insurance benefits
in both organizations.
The deceased is survived oy me
widow, the daughter. Miss Georgia
Hartless. a brother Eldridsre' Hart
less of Philomath, and three sisters
Mrs. Ogleby, of Five Rivers, Mrs
Zimmerman of Portland and Mrs.
Cleveland, of Little Rock, Wash
Real estate transfers filed for re
cord are; L. N. Price to E, L. Tozter
isn aorea nsar Bellfountain. $2,000; E,
L. Tczler and wlfa to O. C. Wheeler,
same property." 82,400; United States
t.i .t ft Morris & wife 320 acres outh
rO,riil! neoree A. Bennett & wife
to I. R. Huahey and wife 11-4 acres in
Philomath. 8435: Samneiswanson tob
a rilla Hotel Corvallis. 820,000; A.
n Aniinr iio Matilda L. Bodeers 65
Kinu'a Valley. 81.450; F
Chambers aed wifd to Matilda Jj.
Rodcers 65 sores in . King's Valley,
i 9.7r John Oaivev and wife to ..&
Chlpmao, fractional lot, block I coun
ty addition, 8300; S. L. Kline et ux to
Eugenie pierce two lotB to N. B. and
p Averv'a addition. 860; Etella Pe-
teroon to F. A. Peterson 21-2 lota.
1 block 24 county addition, 81.
1 Lot boys' overeiats, 5 to 12 years, worth from $5 to $7 50, " Plnm
v ;- Price $2.50. ' - V ' , 'r-' -, "r-, I
' 1 L6t men'b mackentoshes worth $5.5o to $6 5o, Plum Price $3.45.
, ' 1 Lot of me 's vetl kip boots, worth $3.5o, Plum Price, f2.4S.
1 Lot boys' shoes, siies 11 to S, worth $1.5o to $2, Plum Priee $1.
1 Lot men'a ihow worth $4$o.4o $2.5a, Mum Pioe, $1-'5
' I Lot men's bla'rk duck coaiteijlanket lined, pla'm Price, $1.28V r
1 Lot men's covet ulsters, Plum Price, $2.69. - . .
. 1 Lot men's odd pants, worth from $1.5o to $2.op, Plum Price, $1 p'r.
lLot boyi' knee pants, worth ho ota. to 75 cts., Plum Pric, 33 cte.
lLot boys' knee pants suits, ages 5 to 14, soma worth $1.75, Plum
Piiiie,$l.oo. : J - - ; - . ; ;'-- "
1 Lot bovs suit?, bog pants, ages 12 to 19, S3me worth $6, Piuia
f Price, $2.93! . ..
1 Lot of men's wool fleeced underwear. Pram Price, 98 cts. a eufV
1 Lot men's frock Buite, 33 to 37, worth fiom 7:5 to $15, Plum?
; ' Pr c, $4 98. ...... .-v.. . 4'".
A brokD 1'Peof "Gold""wbitedres8 shirts, $1 5oand $2 grades, Plum
Price, 75 cents". '
A lot outing flanfislH Pium.Prioe A cents pe yard,
Alot embroideries', wbtth 25 to 3 cents, Pium Price, 15 cent?.
All our ilosBs, wrsps. 3 ketc, tailor made suits, furs and flannel
shirt waists at HALF PRIGB. '
A lot of wpmen'o;buing , flannel night robee, 54 cents each. ,
A lot lace fcmtairis, 06 cents pair. p ? - ? fiXj)"''-.
A lot ladt b eider down dressing sacques, 1 4 cents each.
A lot of ladies, outing flannel kimonos, e,t 48 cents each. '
A lot of women's, gray and eciu eats and pants, 35 cent grade,
.Plum Price, 23 cents.. , - ,
" Broken lines of it & G corsetP. fl (jradei 69 center, $1 00 grad, 98o.
$12 novelty dress patterns, Plana Price,,$7 9o.
$8 5 novelty dress patterns. Plum Price; $o.9o.
A broken line of ladies and mieses rubbers, 18 cents a pair.
A lot of ladies $1.56 shoes, Plum fnce, cents.
& k.nion'ima nf nhild r'en'j sVir.es at nct hrpain.
A f- w ladies' aud Miises' mackintoshes, HALF PEIGE. "
Tkou . V: am Pnnt. Caah.' Come alone and save money and hlp
us to cltan house b fore our New Spring Stick arrrivee.
A man frozen to death on the
streets of Cnicago, an ice gorge 30
feet high and two miles long in tne
Dele ware river, and tne tnermom-
Vfor Iwlnar rem all the WaV IrOm
bsas to the. Atlantic Coast is the
latest news from the East. ,
; For Sale, .
I?Mt Pivmonth Rock or Brown Leghorn
cockrels or egga.
' J. s Irvine. uorrams.
' . A r
Don't be put off with any other
kind. Insist on having
It's the Best.
PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR.
Portland. . '
Wool 17 to 18 .
Wheat valley 78 to 80
Flour 3.7s to $3 85 per toll.
Potatoes $ .70 to 90 per sack
Eggs Oregon, 27 per doz.
Butter 20 to 22 c per lb.
Creamery. 27 to 30 per lb.
. Corvallis. . ,
Wheat 71 per bushel.
Oats to 28 ,
Flour c 1.05 per sack
Butter 15 to 25 per lb
Creamery 70 per roll '
E?gs 25to e per dos :
Chickens 15 per pounu
Lard i3per lb
Between Philomath and Gsonale
mill small, hlack bear skin cape. Leave.
at Times office. ;
, Dry Wood. - '
fir in anv " ana ntity. Leave
orders at Hodes Grocery store, or order
A mt in nndersienea ai puuuo uiuuwr
226. Krauk Francisco.
Bright cheat and rye grass hay, vetch,
spelts; timothy, and rye grass seeds.
Poland China hogs, Shropshire rams,
Rood, brieht vetch straw, fresh from
the barn, for sale at reasonable prices.
L L Brooks, ,
One hundred to 200 head, of goats
Address, giving description, of flock and
A, J, Johnson. Corvallis.
Twenty shares of stock in the Equit
hie Savines and Loan Association, En
quire Geo. E. Lilly, First Kational
Bank: ' '
Bucks for Sale.
Oxfords and Grade Merinos all two
years old past, Good sheep with prices
reasonable. Call on or address
T.W. B. Smith,
Phone Sorburhan 43-
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis 130841.
Lambs by Frestiman isaoao.
Well bred young stock of bocn sexes
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to
12 a. m.,1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham'& Wortham's drug store.
P. A. KLINE
i LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER
Huston's Hardware Store. P.
O. Address, Box 11. ; .
Pays highest prices for all kinds of
Live Stock.- Satisfaction guaranteed.
Twenty years experience.