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LOSE LAND THEY FILED ON
Is Result of Land Contests Iade
by Ambler, Charles Davis and
Others Other Local
Title to a section of land in Ben
ton county is involved in a decision
just Tendered at the Oregon City
land office. Mrs. Spaulding who
resides at the corner of Seventh
and Jefferson. Corvallis, with hjer
son, danghter and grand daughter
filed on a section of timber land
. near - a saw mill, south of town.
Henry Ambler, Charles Davis,
William Mace and Mr. Burnap, all
of Philomath, contested the claims
on the ground that the Spauldings
werenot Donafide residents, and were
not homesteaders in good faith.
There was a hearing of a week last
' August before County Clerk Moses,
in which evidence pro and con was
taken. Two of Jthe contests were
also heard in Oregon City. A de
cision just rendered by the land
office officials- holds that the claims
of the Spaulding's are invalid, be
cause the filings are not in good
AS IT NOW STANDS.
Judges and Clerks of Election The
Revised List Some Changes.
An adjourned meeting pf the
county court as provided for by
law was held at the court house
Wednesday . to make required
changes in the list of judges and
clerks of election. A number of
the appointees had signified an un
willingness or inability to serve,
and in the revised list several new
names appear. The men whose
names are printed below are those
who will be on the battlements and
preside over the several poling
places on election day next June.
The new list is as follows:
Corvallis number i Judges, E.
E- Wilson, chairman. P. Bilyeu,
S. L- Shedd; clerks. Walter Locke,
John Swick, H L. French.
' Corvallis number 2 Grant El
gin, chairman, O. J. Blackledge,
J. W. Crawford; clerks, J. L. Os-
burn, William Moore, Miles Starr,
Corvallis number 3 S. L Hen
derson, chairman, E. B. Horning,
E. J. Dunn: clerk", Charles Per
not, Ed Smith, Alex Rennie.
Corvallis number 4 J- D . How
ell, chairman, E- H.. Taylor, E.
Allen; clerks, W. T. Johnson," F.
R. Overlander, W. H Dilley.
Fairmount No. 5 H, J. Reese,
chairman, F. H. Hughson, J. T.
Mayberry; clerks. W. G. Abraham,
F. M. Sharp, E. B. Small.
Soap Creek No 6 E. F. Wiles,
chairman, E. M. Dodele, E. C.
Stellmacher; clerks. E.. A. Thurst
on, Joe Smith, E. A. Blake.
Kings Valley No. 7 L. G. Price
chairman, By Frantz, F. J. Chamb
ers; clerks, W. A. Winniford, Fred
Groshong, Thomas Allen.
Summit No. 8 E. F. Strouts,
chairman, Fred Duncan. B. D.
Pettit; clerks, Charles Savage, G.
E. Barchard, A. Vance.
Blodgett No. 9 Wm. Spencer,
chairman, John Skaggs, G. H.
Wamsley; clerks, S. R. Wood. A.
L. Richardson, M. R. VanAlstyne.
Wren No. io J. G. Springer,
chairman. W. F. Bryans, W. A.
Gellatly; clerks, George Harris,
I. H. Jackson. George Bayne Jr.
Philomath- No. 1 1 C. W. Davis",
chairman, Sam Dixon, M. Burnap;
clerks, C. G. Springer, Rufus
Skipton, Robert Gellatly.
Willamette No. 12 J. F. Porter,
chairman, John Whitaker W, H.
McBee; clerks. J. G. Buchanan,
J. G. Winkle, George Mercer Jr.
Alsea No 13 A. L. Clark, chair
' man, S. R. Strow, Willis Vidito;
E. M. Kimball, M. P. Rycraft, J.
. Bellfountain No 14 G. R. Hall,
chairman, William Rees, J. P.
Gragg; clerks, Ed Banton, H. T.
Monroe No 15 John Coffee,
chairman, J. D. Hinton, Caspar,
Zierolf; clerks, Charles Bowen, H.
C. Herron, D. B. Farley.
Loudon, Feb. 9. Hayashi this
morning said it had today received
a cablegram announcing the depar
ture of the Japanese fleet for the
Yellow sea, but no news of the en
gagement at Port Arthur or of the
landing of the Japanese troops at
Korea. It says Russia is making
deperate efforts through various
embassies to have the powers inter
vene. Russia is now willing to
concede every thing, bat the offer
comes too late.
Go to Zicrolfa for fresh Yaquina
j rSBfgMOUfrj SIMPSON TALKS. .
In Answer to "Bob's" Alleged Experi
Z f, " ence at the Seance. I 9
'.In behalf of the media me, Broth
ers Rowe aud Kajiouge, wto gave
tbe seance, I wish to reply to an ar
ucle published in the Gazette, en
titled, "Woo Struck Bb?",
These eeut'emen came to Corval
lis opon invitation f:om myself acd
wifV. They came highly recom
mecdcd, and are gentlemen in ev
ery respect. We never bave beeD
in tbe habit, (or are not at tbe pres
ent time) of arsocittsng with aoy
people ef good character. The state
ment in the Gazette is written as a
burlesque and slur upon the above
mediums, and the Spiritualists in
particular. Before announcing peo
ple as fxkei, I would suggest that
tbe editor of the Gazette at least
send a reporter, or attend a seance
and see for himself, before making
a publication which is a libelous
and a slanderous insinuation upon
the mediums, SpiritualUts and up
on myself and family, knowing
tbo$e gentlemen were guests in my
borne at the time of said publica
tion. Tbe "Bob" referred to' evi
dently is Mr. Johnson. He attend
ed the seance and conducted him
self as a gentleman. - And there
never wt-re aoy such actionB dnring
tbe seance, as described in said ar
ticle fas for Willie.) If bis. father
had brought him up in the fear and
admonition of the Lord, be no
dcuSt would have learned to speak
riebt out instead of giving the long,
slow wiokp, wbich ate so very be
coming 'o a bnsiQtss man ot the
tOWn. CFYMOUR BIMPSON.
President of First Spiritualiet Un
ion of Coivalhs, Oregon.
List of Warrants Ordered Drawn at
Last Week's Term of County
The following bills were allowed by
the County Court at its regular February
term 1904, towit;
T V Vidito const fees State vs
Wagoner $ I 80
E HolgateJ P fees 3 05
T V Vidito const fees State vs
Small J P court 6 00
' Claude Walker wit State vs
Small J P court 3 00
Oscar Hartly wit State vs
.Small J P court 3 00
J S McMahon wit State vs
Small J P court - 3 00
V L Hamilton wit State vs
Small J P court . 3 00
L A Bundy wit fees State vs
Small J P Court . 3 00
K Z Walker wit fees State vs
Small J P court 3 00
R Healy wit fees State vs Small
I P court 3 00
Chester Keady wit fees State vs
Small J P court 3 00
Harvy Hart- wit fees State vs
Smill J P court " 3 00
W L Price iury list J P court 3 00
. T M Ramsdell ast " " ' 200
TU Vidito const fees Small
hearing 19 00
Victor P Moses computing 1903
roll 71 00
J H Harris supplies county poor 3 00
Bennett county physician 17 50
Allen & Woodward med co poor 11 15
Graham & Wort ham " " 6 25
E B Horning supplies co poor 11 00
Nolan & Callahan sup " 7 50
Mrs D Huggins care co poor 119 55
A Wilhelm & Sons sup co poor 4 35
J D Wells janitor ' 40 00
Corvallis limes printing etc 25 00
P S T & T Co telephone 6 60
J E Michael running ferry 53 35
OH D Butfum " ' Long Tom 20 00
O W Beckwith ferry work 50
J M Herron rent ferry boat 12 50
Fruit & Waggoner livery hire . 1 50
Price & McCallum road work 6 75
H T Maxfield road work 4 00
J S Miller " 400
City Transfer Co dray age 25
Benton County L Co lumber 20 65
Robt Lamberson gravel 5 00
K M Gilbert road work 22 50
James Martin gravel 2 41
D B Farley road work 3 00
City Transfer Co drayage 50
W C Corbett tiling for roads 9 60
G L Stoneback sal sup rddst no 1 16 00
T H Cooper " ' " 4 19 00
Lewis Wentz " " "5 600
E A Blake " " 6 19 00
J S Miller ' " " ". 7 26 00
W M Clark ' " "81000
A Cadwalader " " "9 19 00
WLRead " "103200
JRFehler " " n 33 00
GR Taylor " "12 300
GTVeinon " "133000
E N Starr " " " 14 9 00
John Crow " " "15 12 00
Albert Zierolf " " 16 5 00
DokeGray . " " " 17 400
J E Fai mer, trans Mrs. Marvin
and daughter 88 50
R W Jones road work 6 00
Thomas Nolan wit pros atty 1 50
Geo Bryant " 150
CheBter Keady " 300
C C Cate " 3 00
Alfred Lewis " 150
RoyHealy " 450
Harvy Hart " 1 50
Robt Walker . T so
Claud Walker " 1 50
Claud Whitehorn ' 150
Lerov McReynolda 1 50
J S McMahon " 150
Albert Strong " 150
Frank Thrasher " 150
O, L Hartly 300
M L Seits care pauper 75
M P Burnett supplies pauper 5 00
F L Miller mdse pauper 7 05
R S Irwin sal com 10 00
W A Jolly 11 80
Victor P. Moses,
County Clerk. .
Dr. Wells, the Albany V S will be at
Fruits livery stables every Friday of
each week. Bring your horses and
have them examined free of charge.
IS A: GIANT.:
SECRETARY ROOTS CHAIR
' JSVT BIG ENOUGH FOR
Was Afraid It Would Break Downt
and : Had New One Made :
. Comparative Strength of ,
Japanese and Russian
.. Navies Other .' ,
- News. . ...
Washiceton, Feb. 1. Secretary
Taft'a firet official acttodav was' to
summon tbe war department car
penter and tell him to make a new
de. k and chair, and be quick about
Secietary Taft is six fett tall and
weiebs 320 pounds. He found he
could barely squeeze it to the chair
used by Mr. Root. He could not
sit comfoitible in it, and there was
great danger that the chair would
go to pieces under him if he moved
When he tried to get up to me
desk he discovered that the opening
was neither wide enough nor high
enough to admit his legs. The best
he could do was to pull out one of
the small leaves of the dees aca
try to write on that. .
The desk and chair tbat will be
built for the new . secretary will be
of mammoth rroportions. The
chair will be very strong, and will
be braced with iron at every joint
It is probable tbat a special chair
will bave to be provided tor secre
tary Taft in the cabinet room at tbe
White House. The cabinet chairs
are very large, as ordinary siz s go,
but they are a tight fit for Mr. lait.
O egon City, Ur Ueb. . 9
A series of revival meetings that has
been conducted at Mulino by two
Free Methodist, preachers, named
Blair aud Ksywood, terminated
rather abruptly a few days ago.
The form of services conducted by
tbefe men is reportel to have been
similar to that of the Holy Rollers,
of Corvallis fame, and the meetings
increased in interest and enthusi
asm until the usual quiet of the lo
cality was considerably disturbed.
The meetings were to have concluded-Saturday
evening, but' on
Friday night eome of the displeas
ed residents of Mulino neighbor
hood gained entrance to the hall in
wbich the services were being held,
and left a can of tar on the ros
trum, betide which was deposited a
note stating that in the opinion . of
the law-abidiDg people of Mulitao
tbe meetings had progressed about
as far as would be tolerated. ' y
' The warning had the desired
effect, and no further disturbance
attended the evangelistic meetings,
w hich have since been abandoned.
Chefoo, Feb, 10. More than one
I a If of the Russian officers at Port
hur blame Admiral Alexiefi for
tie disaster that has overtaken
Is or. They believe that, instead
ii spending the time sending com
rt noications to St. Petersburg dur
iii ( the last lew weeks, bewailing
t e anxiety for peace that prevailed
there, he should have been prepar
ing his forces for the combat. In
fact, the wish is declared to have
been made by one of the admiral's
former warmest supporters' that he
would be recalled to St. Petersburg-,
court maitialed and shot for in
competency. The land forces are in a bad way
and are ready to run at the first
fire. A corpse of tbe determined
Japanese infantry would have little
trouble takicg the fortress with the
squadron attackiag from the harbor
mouth. The situation - at present
looks as if Russia would be forced
to abandon her "modern Gibraltar"
within a very short time.
Tokio, Feb. 10. Japan seized
Masampho Sunday and dispatched
a heavy force there. Japan will
fortify the port and establish a mil
itary and naval base' there. Ma
sampho is an exceedingly import
ant point, as it controls the Corean
channel and is an excellent base
for future operations.
Vetch, seed at Corvallis Floor Hills
TABLES FURNISHED IN GOOD
OLD COUNTRY STYLE.
White Help Only Em
ployed. Good Clean Beds and Comfortable
Rooms. A home for fanners and labor
ers. Rates reasonable on application.
M.L. SEITS,. Prop.
f Resolutions."; 'A I
r Vhebkas, It has pleased, t ' ,
Father of all meicies to pfrncitte'
hai d of D'ath to remove fiom our
midst, t that mysterious bourne
from whence there is no return, oor
belovtd friend and brother, Oral W.
Miller.. " -
Whereas, - - The faculty and stu
dent body of tbe college of Philo
math' have . known him : to have
been of marked individuality and
sterling character, and recognize in
his untimely death an irreparable
lots of an affectionate son and broth
er to bis family, of a devoted stu
dent to the college of Philomath, of
a loyal member ti the church, and
of one wbes9 life gave promise ot
great os-fulness to the community,
therefore b it
Resolved. That we extend our
heart-felt sympathy to the grief
s'rkktn relatives of the departed.
Ba it . ;.,
Resolved. Thet we strive to
emulate the noble characteristics of
his life. And be it further
Resolved.' That a copy of these
resolutions be sent to the family of
the deceased, that a copy be plased
in tqe college chapel for the remain
der of this school term, that copies
b9 sent ti the Christian Conserva
tor and to tbe county papers.
E. L. Keezel, Com. ,
"' ' " Rl'BY HlATT. ) '
London, Feb. 10. A special dis
patch if om Ttkio, dated today, says
it is reported that three transports
of the Russian fleet, conveying a
bout 2.000 soldiers, were captured
by the Japanese, off the Corean
coast; -: ' ' - .
Dispatches to the Daily Mail
from Tokio and Nagasaki, dated
February 10, report tbe arrival , at
Sasebo, Japan, of two large Ruf sian
steamers. One is the Volunteer Fleet
Association transport Ekaterinc
elay, which recently landed troops
and aims at PoJt Arthur, and the
other is the steamer Argun, belong
ing to the Chinese, Eastern Railway
company. Both were captured by
the Japanese cruisers Salyen and
Hei Yen, in the neighborhoed of
Fufao, Corea. The Katerinoslay
is 10,000 tons displacement, and
bad been fitted up as an auxiliary
cruiser., one bad ou rines on coard
and was on her way from Vladivos
tok. ; The Argun ; was going to
Vladivostok from Nagasaki.
The Russian whalers Glorige,
Nicholai, Alexander and Michael,
cat tared by ths Japanese, have al
so arrived at Sasebo.
Astoria, Or., Feb 10. An elec
tric storm of great severity prevail
ed here today, lasting for more than
two hoars The first clap of thun
der came at this afternoon, and
thunder and lightning occurred at
intervals at 4:30. While little dam
age was done, electrical appliances
all over the ' city were interfered
with and many persons received
The storm struck North Head at
10 a. m., but did not reach Astoria
for four hours. At North Head last
night fully two inches of rain fell,
but there was scarcely any precipi
tation in this city. The electric
storm had a singular effect on the
government barometer in the local
weather office, the record of wbich
during the prevalence of the storm
was of a ziz-zag character. '
During the storm lightning struck
a tree near the residence of William
Greenlund, on the hill side and sev
eral windows in the house were
broken. Mr. Greenlund, who was
inside the residence, was knocked
down by the concussion and stun
ned for several seconds. The only
other damage renorted is the burn
ing of fases on tbe telephone lines
and about 200 telephones were put
out of business temporarily.
Tonight a high wind prevails
and indications are that a heavy
storm will rage for the next twenty
four hours. Several vessels are
still weather bound at tbe mouth
of the river.
Forest Grove, Or., Feb. 10.
Mrs. Thomas Rodgers, of this place
received a letter from Wheatland
yesterday, saying that 'the Holy
Rollers, of Corvallis fame, are now
located at Bill Isbam's, on a little
island near that town. Residents
at Wheatland say they are disturb
ed most all the night with their
nonsense, which causes them to
sleep so late of mornings that they,
the residents cf Wheatland,' are un
able to get their children to school
in the forenoon. '
Glens Falls, N. Y., Feb. 4. Re
ports received here from lumber
men who are working in the north
ern part of Essex county say that
deer ar,e falling an easy prey to the
bitter cold weather becauee of the
inability to obtain nourishment on
account of the deep enow. Early
in the week nine deer were found
dead between the upper iron works
and the river, and two were found
dead by lumbermen between Trout
pond and Perch pond.
Mer and Builfling Material
From now on we -will keep in stock a " '
Full Cine of Building Cumber
s We have arranged with the Curtis Lum- f
'ber Co. to handle their lumber at Corval-
V lis. v We are now prepared to offer Spe
: cial Prices on a large stock of material.
Gentral Planing Mills & Box factory.
A G0LDEI1 OPPORTOmTY.
Now is the time to think about
Cbat Pair of Eyeglasses
You were to treat your ej-es to. Come
tp me and I will fit your eyes, guarantee
the fit, and will be here from 7 to 6 to
. make -good my guarantee.
E. W. S. PRATT,
7 The Jeweler and Optician.
7 Close at 6 p. m. except Saturdays.
January 5, 1904, is the Date
For Opening after the Holidays.
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In the County Court of the State of Oregon
for the County of Benton.
In the matter of the estate of Jane E. Fisher,
To Ethel E. Schou. Ida E. Morris, Margaret
Fisher, aud Rowland Fisher, heirs and devisees
of Jane . Fisher, deceased, Greeting:
In the name of the State of Oregon, you are
hereby cited and required to appear in the
County Court of the State of Oregon, for the
County of Benton, at the Court room thereof
at Corvallis in the County of Benton on Tues
day the 6th day of March' 190, at io o'clock in
the, forenoon of that day, then and there to
show cause if any exist, why an order of J sale
should not be made as prayed for in the peti
tion of . E. Wilson, administrator of said
estate of Jane E. - Fisher, deceased, of the fol
lowing described real property towit:
Beglnnins at a point 37 chains east of the
southeast corner of the northwest quarter of
southeast quarter of section 20, T. 11 ti. R. 5 w.
and run thence north 60 chains; thence
east 2.50 chains; thence north 30 chains; thence
east to the West line of the donation land claim
of Philip Mulkey, Not. No. 958 in T. 11 8. R. 5 W. ;
thence south to a point 9.50chaius south of the
northeast corner of donation land claim of J. C.
Roberts, Not. No. 940, same Tp; and K.:- thence
north 26 degrees 36 minutes west 10.62 chains to
a point 4.75 chains west of said northeast corn
er of said Roberts claim ; thence west to the
place of beginning. Also lot 10 in section 22,
and lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and b in section 21 T. 11 3. E.
5 W., except therefrom the following, beginning
at a point 50 links east of the southwest corner
of said lot 5 aud run thence north 4.09 chains;
thence south 75 degrees east 10.23 chains; thence
south 24 degrees east 1.48 chains to point on
south boundary line of said lot 5 (said point
being 4.40 chains west from southeast corner ot
said lot 5) thence west on south boundary
!lne of said lot 5. a distance of 10.55 chains to
the place ot beginning, containing 2:82 acres
more or less. Also a strip of land 30 feet wide
running along the full length of the west Bile
of a piece of land containing 17.83 acres des
cribed as follows: beginning at the N. E. corn
er of claim No. 55 T. 11 S. K. 5 W.. run thence
W. 18 chains: thence 8. 9.91 chains; thence E.
18 chatns; thence N. 9.91 chains to plaee of be
ginning. All the above being in Bentort coun
ty, state oi Oregon.
It being the intention to include in the above
description all lands described in mortgage
given oy Jane E. Fisher ahd husband to the
state Land Board, boaring date December 8
And you are further noUfled that this citation
is served upon you, and each of you, by pub
lication thereof in the Corvallis Timpn. nnw.
paper for four weeks, under an ; order made by
the Hon. VirgU E. Watters. judge of said court
bearing date Februaiy oih, 1901.
WITNESS, the Hon. Virgil E. Watters, Judge
of the County Court of the State of Oregon io!
the County of Benton, with the seal of said
Court afhxed this 5th day of February, A. D.
Attest-. VICTOR p. MOSE3, -
Real Estate Co.
Just a Few of Our Many Bargains.
No. 64 120 acres, all fenced, 250 acres
cultivated, good 8 room house. Could
be d Tided np vei-y nicely for small colo
ny,! if desired. All good land and only
$25 per acre.
No. 62 5 acres all out to prunes on
College Hill, $1350.
No. 63 5 acres in north part of Corral-,
No. 69715 acres, 4 miles from Cor
vallis, fair improvements, 15 per acre. ,
No. 68 80 acres, 8 miles from Corval
lis, good improvements. $3.200. .
No. 38 House and two lots, several
fruit trees, $350.
No. 70 Fine large house and barn
and two lots on Third and Washington
streets. A bargain at 1700.
We are in receipt of letters from par
ties in the East who are coming to Ore
gon this spring. Several of the parties
are chartering cars to this point, and we
would be glad if yon have a bouse to rent
if you would let us know; also if you
bave property of any discription yon
wish to sell, we would be pleased to have
you list it with us.
White & Stone
First door North of Reading Boom.
corvallis & Eastern
Time Card Number 22.
' Train leaves Albany 12-45 P- m
' Corvallis 2:00 p. m
" arrives Yaquina 6:2o p. m
Leaves Yaquina 6:45 a. m
Leaves Corvallis 11:30 a. m
Arrives Albany 12:15 p. m
3 For Detroit:
Leaves Albany 7:00 a. m
Arrives Detroit 12:20 p. m
4 from Detroit:
Leaves Detroit.. .......... .i:0o p. m
Arrives Albany 5:55 p. m
Train No. 1 arrives in Albany in time
to connect with S P south bound train,
as well as giving two or three hours in
Albany before departure of S P north
Train No' 2 connects with the S P trains
at Corvallis and Albany giviDg direct ser.
vice to Newport and adjacent beaches.
Train 3 for Detroit, Breitenbush and
other mountain resorts leaves Albany at
7:00 a. m., reaching Detroit at noon, giv
ine ample time to reach the Springs the
' same day.
For further information apply to
Edwin Stone, "
' - Manager.
H. H. Cronise, Agent Corvallis.
Thos. Cockrell, Agent Albany,
I j Taken Up.
Notice is hereby given that I have at
my place, 12 miles southwest of Corvallis
anestray two-year-old Jersey heifer,
having white spot on left flank; ao
brands nor earmarks. Came to my plae
Jan. 26, 1904. :'':!-'
' W.H.Ieh. ;