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OSBVAIXI8. OREGON. FEB. 6, 1804.
J IS IT WAR?
- The dispatches of yesterday are
ominous of war in the farEast.
The situation is declared to be crit
ical with little or no hope of, peace.
If, war comes, it' will be the ripe
fruit of 300 years of aggression by
- Russia in -Asia. In 158 1 the fur
thermost limit of Russia was but
Sob miles east of St. Petersburg,
little by little, and always at a
time when the world was absorbed
with ' issues otherwhere, the Rus
sian , outposts have been thrown
further and further to the eastward
' until the Pacific Ocean has' been
leached. While France and Eng
land were stormiug ,the bastians of
Sebastapol in 1865 the magnificent
Talley of Amoor was Russianized.
Xy intrigue and diplhmacy the cz.r
las acquired a'tomahawk right to
, Manchuria, which Japan tore from
China in the 'recent struggle be
tween China and Japan. Eastward
arid southward Russia has been
steadily marching by stealth and
cunninsr, her encroachments having
continued, until Japan is at last
driven into a corner where she must
fight or, if the onward march of
the Slay is kept up, be literally
wept from the lace of the earth.
In, short, with its banners of cun
ing and conspiracy, the Russian
empire, if permitted to continue its
aggressions, promises to encircle
Asia and , enter her own 'domin
ions again at the Bosporus. If
Japan elects to fight and war comes,
ier triumph would be a well de
served check to a nation that is
nothing more nor less than a gigan
tic robber of other nations. '
. RAILROAD'S ASSESSMENT.
parcels of Land so Small That', the
, -Assessment is Only Three Cents.
, At the fberifl'fi office yesterday
was completed the annual and ag
gravating tat-k of prf-parir.g a state
ment of the , taxes of the Oregon
and California railroad compnny
The job is an intricate and tediou
one. The company pays a tx of
a.539- It is FaT.tlv on ; tracks but
muetijs onlanda in tbe county.
Some of three lands have been Bold
and it is stipulated that the buyer
4ball pay the tax. This mhkes a
kegiegatioo of the lands necetsary.
In ecrne inetftneea the company
owns as email ft .tract g
one-sixteenth tf an acre, and on
this, as well as on every tract, some
of an acre And o on, the exU nsions
have to be made and the t?x com
muted, In pome instances th ,m.
" oQct of the tax so carried out but
three cento. Tbe largftt instance
in the $2,539 that tbe company
pays, is $87. The whole assess
ment covers no less than five j ages
of the big tax rolL All this make"
the preparation of the stateme t
for the company an arduous ano
delicate tack. Sheriff Burnett com
pleted it yesterday morning, and
the statement went to the company
beadquartersat Portland jesterday.
ALL TO MEET.
Next Month Benton County Road Su
pervisorsTo Unite on Plan for
i All the road supervisors of Ben
ton county are to meet in Corvallis
at the March term of the county
court for a discussion of best roads.
An order summoning all the - road
officials to attend was made at this
week's meeting of the county court.
The meeting is to occur on Thurs
day) the second day of the March
term, and- per diem is to be paid
the supervisors. The plan is the
same as that followed by the court
last yean Methods of improve
ments and the requirements of each
district are to be discussed and
other information be exchanged, so
that methodical andT systematic
action may be secured.
Such a meeting last year is be
lieved to have brought about most
favorable results. Linn county,
which has hitherto depended upon
a roadmaster, is adopting the' same
plan this year,, and a meeting of
supervisors was held in that county
last Wednesday .' It is believed that
ultimately all the counties in the
state will follow the example that
Benton county has set in this par
ticular. . .-- -
, Have Dr. Lowe core your head
ache and eye ache with a pair , of
- m; itri.
: , -L. .
-f THE fOMINQ ASSfiSSMEN f
'-1 . 'A:
Exemptions Allowed This Tear Every
Taxpayer Must he Sworn.
The new tax law makes nochan
ee with reference to- the date for
beginning the assessment. As for-1
merly, the assessmenrof each indi
qidual has reference to the amount
of property he possessed on the
1st day. of March. - Accordingly it
is on that date that each taxpayer
is supposed to make an inventory
of his belongings so that he- may
properly fill out the assessment blank
supplied by the assessors Assessor
Bush has provided himself with the
requisite blanks, and is making pre
liminary preparations for beginning
work March ist.' .
A practice to , be observed this
year is that, all taxpayers'will be
required to make affidavit to the list
they prepare of their property. The
new law leaves the assessor no. al
ternative in the matter. ; It reads
"Every assessor shall require any
person liable to be taxed'' in ' his
county to furnish him a list of his
real estate situated in his county
liable to taxation, and a list of all
his personal property liable to tax
ation in this state, and shall require
such person to make oath that to
the best of his knowledge and be
lief such list contains a full and true
account of all his property liable ( to
be taxed in such county,. and if any
person shall refuse to furnish' such
list, and to swear .to the same, when
required to co so by the assessor,
such person sbaU forfeit and pay .to
the assessor, for the use of the coun;
ty, the sum of $20, which sum may
be recovered by motion in any court
having jurisdiction of matters of
debt or contract to the amount of
$2." .... .
A fact in connection .with the
above is that the supreme court .has
held that the assessor is not bound
to accept the list sworn to by the
taxpayer as a true, assessment. I(
the assessor ascertains that the statement-
does not include all the
property he. may add the missing
property, or make up a new list al7
In the new law there is provis
ion for allowing household ex
emptions. The amount to be allow
ed is 300 for every householder.
At Some Points Cafriers on R. F. D.
Routes Extra Pay for Them.
The patrons of R. F. D, Route
numbers have pledged the' carrier
ah aggregate of $7 50 per month,
extra pay. ' There is some talk to
the effect that the amount will be
further increased, as several patrons
willing to assist have not been seep.
At one point of the road the carrier
ties up his team, and takes it afoot.
This is on the Beaver Creek road
fromFern to tbe school house'f a dis
tance of .a mile and a half, Another
bad stretch of road oh the same rou
te is between . Browns bridere and
the Hughes corner, where for half
a mile traveling is very difficult, A
stretch of three miles on the same
road between Muddy anil the State
road is most of the time partly cov
ered with water and in a bad condi
tion.. It is said that a little -work
in the way of drainage would do
much to better conditions, as the
road is ordinarily not extensively
used. ' -! - i
On Route number 3, the worst ci
the road the carrier encounters is in
Linn County, However, from the
French to the Davis place in - Ben
ton on the Odd Fellows cemetery
road there is a stretch where the
carrier ties up his team and cuts
across the country afoot to Davis'.
Those who have contributed to the
extra fund for the carrier on Route
2 are: ..
Samuel Whitesides. S. K. Brown,
William Eunson, B. F. Totteri. W.
H. McBee. Robert Hughes, S. D.
Hughes, J. H. Hughes, Garret
Long, O. G. Buntin, B. Hansen,
V. Boehnnger. T. H. Cooper. G,
Newton, C. C. Huff, O. L Dauis,
J. P. G. Henderson, and H. J.
Nineteenth Century Education,
Hurry the baby as fast as you
Hurry him,, worry him, make
him a man;
- Off with his baby clothes, get
him in pants,
Feed him on brain ' foods and
make him advance.
Hustle him, soon as he's able to
- Into a .grammar school, cram
him with talk;
Fill his poor head full of figures
Keep on a ja-aming them in till
. it cracks.
Parents don't negleet your chil
drens's eyes, Dr. Lowe makes a'
specialty of testing children's eyes.
Don't neglect this sacred duty.
Consnlt Dr. Lowe Feb 8, 9. & 10.
LA WVREQJJIRES IT;
Spraying for Sab Jose Scale Parties
Who Don't do it -.May he Sued.
. Information as to the .prevalence
of San Jose scale about Corvallis
continues to .beTeceived. - The ob.
noxions pesf affects not only fruit
trees, but rose bushes and other
ornamental shrubs. , In many in
stances the-degenerate condition of
the latter is ascribed by housewives
to other pauses when as a .matter
of fact it is Scale. Spraying time
is nearly here, land an important
fact in the matter is that the spray
ing, even where shrubs or fruit trees
are not affected results in a healthy
vigorous, growth. -,,. A further fact
is - that people whose trees-are. affec
ted with Scale are liable, to be sued
in the courts. 'Writing in the Qre
gonian E. LI Smith,.' president .of
the State Board . of Horticultare
.says: ... '.v.. . - v
"The San Jose scale is one of the
most dreaded pests the horticultur
ist has to content with, and its
presence is a constant menace not
only to fruit trees and nurseries,
buftomany. of our ornamental
trees and. shrubs as well, even
among our forest trees" it is , suited
with the willow and alder as with
the 'cherry and tbe apple.
There is no public fund that can
be applied for abating this nui
sance; nor ought there to be, for it.
is the plain duty under the law tor
every lot and landowner to .keep
his premises clean 01 injurious in
sects, and if he refuses, or neglects
to do so, the horticultural commis
sioner can have it done and . the
expense lof disinfection wiH be paid
by the county court and a - lien
thereby placed " upon' his property
for the amount so paid.'. To make
this plain. I beg to quote as briefly
as possible some of the ; provisions
or section 19, nortictuturat law.
I895-; This section after providing
for notice, declares infested trees a
public nuisance and further recites:
'It shall be the duty of the board
of horticulture., or the members
thereof in whose district said nui
sance shall exist, or th secretary
under his or their, direction ; to
cause such nuisance to be at once
abated, by destroying said insects
or pests, of their eggs or. larvae or
by treating or disinfecting the in
fected or diseased' articles, The
expense thereof shall be - a eddnty
charge and the county court r shall
allow and pay the same out of the
general fund of the county. Any
and all sums so paid shall be and
become a lien upon the" property
and premises from which said nui
sance shall have been "removed or
abated, in pursuance of this act,
and may be recovered by a suit in
equity against such . property or
premises; which suit to foreclose
such liens .shall be brought in the
circuit court of , the county where
the premises are situated by the
district attorney, in tbe . name and
for the benefit of the :ounty mak
ing such payments.' . :
This course has been pursued
in Union county; the court prompt
ly piid the bills, and liens were
thereby created 'on the landi"
WHAT HE SAID
About Webibot Women They Like
Rain Weather Figures for January.
For the first time in about three
weeks. it rained in the early -s hours
of Thursday morning. As usual,
the patter of the rain upoH the roof
hada remarkably exhilarating . eff
ect on nearly all people. . The steets
that had been well nigh deserted at
fill times during. the, dry spell, were
crowded with people when business
places opened. Men stood on the
pavements and watched the rain
come down,- apparently bathing
their webs and shaking out --their
plumage. Ladies shopped and scur
ried about in the showers as, they
hadn't done for weeks. "You jes
watch," said an old timer; "the
rainier the day in this town, - the
more wimnien ye'll see on the stree
ts; they like the rain jes like a duck
likes water, and they haint happy
or healthy if they dont hev it," .
The rainfall for January was
5 56 inchs? It swells the total
rainfall for the five months ending
January 31st 1022 56 inches, which
is about tbe average. , The highest
tempetatnre during the month was
.56 degrees, on the nth and 12th.
The lowett was 28 degrees,, on tbe
morning of- the" ist. There , was
fog seven days and ; frost, on .14
mornings. , There were nine: clear
days, five part cloudy and 17 clou
dy, . Tbe number of days on which
one-hundreth of an inch of rain fell
was 16. The greatest rainfall in
24 hours daring the month was
Lounges, Conches, ; Desks, Folding
Beds,' Etc., made to order. Particular
attention given to special orders and re
pairing. All work guaranteed. One
door south pf R, M. Wade's, Main street.
' ' W. W; Holerate,
A STRANGE BIRD..0 ;
Seat lor Portland Mixture of 'China
Pheasaot and American Hen.
. A bird that attracted the curious
attention of every body .who saw it.
left Corvallis for Portlajnd by Thurs
days express. -; It is probablylthe
only bird of its peculiar kind on
earth. JJobody in this town ; ever
saw another , one j.ust like it.. It
is half China pheasant and half
Brown Leghorn chicken. It looked
neither like the pheasant s species,
nor yet like its ; ancestors on: . the
other side of the house. Its bill
was a big thing, : and was neither
a chicken bill nor a pheasants, but
was totally unlike both. Abput its
neck there ' were green - feathers
spmewhat like those on a China's
neck," but after that one slight simi
larity the rasemblence - was lost.
The leathers on tbe body were red
dish brown: : The head was large,
but was neither a hen's . head, a
rooster's head; nor yet a China.
There was no ring about the neck,
nor no long feathers in the tail.
When the thing strutted, which , it
sometimes did- the tail feathers
spread out in a very strange fash
ion. The body, was longer than
that of a chicken, and in size the
bird was . half as large again ; as a
China cock. ' .The noise the bird
made when frightened or 'otherwise
was neither a hen's cackle nor a
china cock.s crow, but was a daz
zling mixture ot both. It was a
strange noise, such as no poultry
fancier, nor no pheasant hunter
ever heard.; ;
The parents of the bird were a
China cock and a Brown leghorn
hen. It was very handsome in ap
pearance and was admired by " all
who saw it., It was produced on
one of the farms adjacent to Corval
lis, and was sent by Sheriff Burnett
as a present to Sheriff Story of Mul
ti omah County. , -
SHE AND BE.
From Real Life The Party Telephone
Line and Tales it Tells.
It- was a party telephone line io
a certain neighborhood in Corvallis
no matter whe e. This is what he
and she actually said: ?
She, tenderly) "Is that you
Sam?" - .
T" He gruffly "Yes, . this fis
She, confidentially and tenderer
still ' Well, this is me.7
She "Aren't you comin? ud to
night, Sam?" ; .
He ,'No; I am going to bed in
about ten m nutes." .. -
She "What makes you so cross
with me. Sam?" -He.
fiercely" "Oh. I ain't
cross; the fellows are making so
much noise I can t hear."
She, with great tenderness
Are you sick, Sam?" .
He "No, I ain't sick. Iam
going. io bed now: goodbye.',
the "Good-b-y e, S-a-m.
; For Sale. ; ; ; ;
White Plymouth Rock hens. Ad
dress . '
, J times M. Herron ,
Vetch seed at Corvallis Float Hills
- . -
Notice is hereby given that the .county
superintendent of Benton County will
hold the regular examination of appli
cants for state and county papers at Cor
vallis, Oregon, as follows:
For State Papers.
Commencing Wednesday, February -lO,
at nine o'clock a. n., and continuing un
til Saturday -Peb. 13, at four o'clock p. m.
weanesaay-fenmansnip, History, spel
ling, algebra, reading, school la.
Thnraday Written arithrnetic.theory of
teaching, grammar.bookkeeping, physics,
Friday Physiology, geography mental
arithmertc, composition, physical geog
raphy. Saturday Botany, plane geometry,
generpl history, English literature, psy
chology. ' '
.. , For County Papers.
Commencing Wedsesd ay Feb lO. at
nine o'clock, a. m., and continuing nutil
Friday, February 12 at four o'clock p m
. ist. 2nd &3rd Grade Certificates.- 1
Wednesday Penmanship, history, or
thography, reading. -
Thursday Written arithmetic, theory
of teaching, grammar, physiology. ,
Friday Geography, mental arithmetic
school law, civil government. -
Wednesday- Penmanship, orthogra
phy; reading, arithmetie.. -? n !;, j; .
TiiurBday-Art of - ouestiomng, - theory
of teaching, methods, physiology.
Dated this 30 day of Janaary, Coryal-
lia Oregon. - '
' O. W. Dbnuai.
Oonnty School Snp't ?
Mure "Than a Qnmr T Century ttm repntatton of W T.
Sooglus fWOaiKl $3JK shoes lor style, comfort alia wsi uas S othjt
makes ojilttbese pnoes. This eic-ellen pepatMkm lws been won bj SiSit
Jione.- W: t -Douglas shoes hays to Eive belter smistaxtion than other ilooazul
S3.W -ahoea becauss tua ispstauoa tor the best U aui sua shoes imutfas
. SM . Dowlas Stora m American eitiet filing direct from actor to
In tbJwUi?aivln1S!."c? Placed "O Weh that the wearer wcetres more mine for Ms money
more Kin a ml "hoes' than he can Eet elsewhere. W. I. DottKlas makes and sells
- - "j ua v.y u nianiirncHirera m uui woctu. victor juyeiexs used..
.. ., ml S34 shoes are mads of the same hlirh-errad
leathers used in S5.00 and S6.00 shoes and are just as good In everyway.
Insist nnon-nnvtMwIV. x T i 1 .. 1 i 1
used in S5.00 and 86.00 shoes and are just i
st upon havintr AV. T louirla shoaaxrith nam
On ln,t.t,irn ... vuui nuuKi wh u nwurura tno 4tuijvti
iSrtSST?. S1068 ent nrwhsie on reeeipt
carnage. Take measnrements of f oot as nhftwfi -
wmtn nsnailT worn: nkinnrMRin.. v,..
CATALOG FEEbT w,.",--" ,
W. L. DOUCLAS, Brockton, Mass.
Cimes Offiw for Job Printing.
HOMIN Y GRITS
WHITE CORN MEAL
YELLOW COE&t MEAL
STEEL GUT OAT ME AL
OUR GARDEN SEEDS
Are now, in either Bulk or Package.
PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR
, 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.
; ' hi, Brooks,
DR. O. H. NEWTH,
Physician & Surgeon
E. T; Lucas, Wingo, Ky., writes. April
25th, 1902: "For 10 to 12 years I hsd
been tfflicted with a malady known as
the -itch.' The itching was most unbear
able; I hud tried for years to find relief;
having tried all remedies I could hear of,
besides a number of doctors. X wish to
state that one single appticatiomof Bal
lard's Snow Liniment cured me com
pletely and permanently. Since then I
I ha.ve used the liuiment on two separate
occasions for ringworm and it cured com
pletely. 25c, 50c and $1.00.- Sold by
Graham & Wortham.
Notice for Publication,
Timber Land Act Jane 3, 1873,
. United States rand Offloe,
Oregon City, Oregon,
January, 18th 1904; :
Notfee is hereby given that in compliance
with the provisions ol the act of Congress June
3 1878, entitled ,' An act for the sale of timber
lands in the states of California. Oregon, Ne
vada and Washington Territory," as extended
to all the Fnblic Band States by act of August
4 1892, Barney I. Carey of Falls Citv, coumty of
Folk, state of Oregon; has this day filed in this
dlnce his sworn statement Ns631t, for the pur
chase of the Lots 1 & 2 oi Section No 2 in Town
ship No 13 S, Range No 7 West," ana will offer
proof to show that the land sought is more val
uable for Its timber or stone than for agricul
tural purposes, and to establish his claim to
said land before Victor P- Moses. Clerk of Ben
ten County, at Corvallis, Oregon, on Wedneday.
the 30th day of March, r904. ,
He names as"" witnesses: '
Jacob L, Henkle of Philomath, Oregon,
' JohnW.Hyde . " "
rank Spencer - - ' - ' -
i Mendel fcfynrf .,-. .-.' r---;
Any and all peraontf danmogt wSferedtt the
above eesrribed lands are requested to file
their claims in this office on or before said 3Uth
day ot March 1904.. -
v Algernon S. Dresser. .
" - - -v Register 1 -
W. L DOUGLAS
line Cannot It
Equaled at Any Price.
ot prire and 26 cents additional for
MnVe yl teirl : ai ar.,1
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis 130841.
Lambs by Freshman 188626.
Well bred young stock of both sezes
. lor sale. ,:
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
Office at Huston's Hardware Store. F.
O. Address, Box 11.
Pays highest prices for all kinds of
Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Twenty years experience.
On the 13th day of February. 1904, at tbe
hour of one o'clock p. m. at the front door of
the Court House, In the City of Corvallis, Ben
ton county, State of Oregon, I will sell at
public auction to the highest bidder, for cash
in hand, the following described real estate,
towlt: Lot number 12, in Block number 3, in
County Addition to the City of Corvallis, " in
Benton County, Oregon. Said sale is made
under an execution and order of sale, in my
hands issued lot of the Circuit Court of the
State of Oregon, for Benton County, in the suit
of Mary H. Whitby, Plaintiff, and against John
M. Oaburn and William Groves, defendants,
proceeding to foreclose ' of a certain mort
age. Bated this Jan 16, 1904, -
M, P. BURNETT,
Sheriff ol Benton Oonnty, Oregon,
G. R. FARRA,
Physician & Surgeon,
Office up stairs - back of Graham &
Wells' drug store. Residence on the
corner of Madison and Seventh. Tele
phone at residence, 104.
All calls attended promptly. , . j
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