The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, February 17, 1904, Image 3

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i AdTvetlaezaenti 1b thi column charged fot
, UTMe dii eenufwrllna.
Shipments of irfcjclea for eprlBg
Bales are dow arriving,
. Joho Stelwer and daughters Ljle
and Ruby left Monday for their home
In Marlon county.
Revival services at the "United
Evangelical church every evenly this
welk at 7 :30. Singing from new bong
'The total registration np to Mon
day evening was 511. With about 2,
000 electors all told to register, It will
. be seen that proaress Is very slow.
The period for registration 1b now one
third expired, with bnt one-fourth
of the names on the rolls.
Five prominent instrumental mu
sicians rode the Modern Woodman
' goat Saturday evening and became
members of the order. The recruits
. will comDoea an orchestra which will
' be present at such meeting of the or
der, and assist largely In the enter
-The younger members of the Or
der of Lions prepared a fine entertain'
meet for Monday evenlne, the regular
meeting time for the local lodge.
A large number of Invited guests were
present. A programme and banquet
were features of the entertainment.
Several visitors made application tor
A St. Petersburg dispatch tells
how a number ot the Czar's subjects
were down on their knees in the soow,
praying for the success of the Russian
cause In the Orient. The little yellow
men seem to mix their prayers liber
ally with solid shot, and to have a
heap of faith in keeping their powder
dry. - V
While attending the poultry show
at Portland last week. Gene Simpson
purchased tor J. M. Porter's trio of
silver spangled Hamburg chickens.
The birds are the best of that class ex
hibited at the show, and they will be
an excellent addition to the many
strains of blooded poultry In this lo
cality. Monday morning John Stahlbuech
shipped on the Pomona the red short
horn ball he has owned for some
years. This bull is well-bred, and is
ot Immense size. He goes to a dairy
ranch below Portland. Mr. Stahlbusch
also shipped a slx-months-old boll
calf of shorthorn stock to the same
parties. '
The continued III health of Bay
Rlckard led him into a determination
tJ make a change ot dimate and try
the virtue ot springs near Red -Bluff,
California Accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. John Rlckard, he started " on his
journey - Tuesday. His father will
remain with him, but Mrs. Kicnaxi win
proceed to San Francisco, where she
has relatives whom she will visit tor a
A meeting of ttoe Guild ot the
Episcopal church is called at the resi
dence ot Mrs. Wlcke this Wednesday
afternoon. All members are urged to
be present. All ladies ot the church
' are requested to send In their applica
tions to become members. At the
- Guild meeting recently held at the
residence of Mrs. O. E. Hout, Mrs. M.
A. Wicks was elected president, and
Mrs, J. L. Jones was chosen secretary
and treasurer.
I. SeDger, recently ot Portland,
has taken-charge of the shoe shop
formerly conducted by J. E. Fowells
In the Millie Smith building on South
Main street. The new workman be
gan business last Saturday morning.
He has a family In Portland but ex
pects soon to move his people to Cor
vallis. Mr. Fowells went out of the
business on account of its strain upon
his health and has accepted a position
In O. J. Blackledge's c&uslo and furni
ture Btore.
The promptness with which taxes
were paid last year was thought to be
' somewhat remarkable, but this year
they are coming In still more rapidly.
Tax-collecting- began la both years
nearly on the same date. Up to the
close ot business February 13, 1903,
there had been issued 88 tax receipts,
aggregating $2,995.56. Up to the
close of business hours February 13,
1904, there had been Issued 199 re
ceipts, aggregating $7,075.17. The
difference in favor ot this year is
The Union county sheriff is notify
ing taxpayers, says the Dispatch, that
the time has arrived tor paying the
1903 tax. The total tax this year will
be about $159,000, against $129,331.02
last year, and the taxpayers will be
expected to raise this additional $30,
000. Figuring the population of the
county at 20,000, the Increase is about
$1.50 per capita, and it is directly
traceable to legislative appropriations.
Estimating the population of the coun
ty at 20,000, the 1903 tax figures out
almost $8 per capita; the 1903 tax raise
over 1902, as previously stated, figur
ing about $1.50 per capita. Taxes will
be paid beginning March 1.
A well attended meeting of the
fire department occurred Monday ev
ening. The constitution and by-laws
weie amended to fit the new conditions,
in which the active membership is
backed up by a large force ot reserve
members. The latter all pay a dollar
a year dues, and .are given
all the privileges of active mem
bership except in that they are
not eligible to office or to exempt cer
tificates. They are to do patrol duty
at fires, and are not subject to fines
for non-attendance at meetings, drills
or fires. The captains have been di
retted to choose their teams tor the
hose carts and H. & I. truck. The
reserves have control of Young Amer
ica eDgine. .
Clyde Fox of Summit, spent Sun
day in Corvallis.
Eegular meeting of W. C. T. TJ.
tomorrow. Thursday. All era invited.
, Miss Helen Stelwer art lved Sat
urday and is the guest of fctende for a
week. t- . :,i ,' r :
Mrs. Edwin Stone of " Albany,
was the guest ot Corvallis friends ov
er Sunday.
Master Terfdie Irvine ot Inde
pendence, was the guest over Sunday
of his br-ther, Roy Irvine.
The spring term rf the circuit
court mfe'-a on the fourth Monday in
each month, . -
Paul Spielman was summoned to
his home in Portia 'd Sunday, by a
telegram announcing tte death of his
A big force ot workmen is still
engaged In tc ariog down the carriage
factcry building for removal to Al
bany. , ,
A lot in the rear ot the Osbwn
residence property was sold at sher
iffs sale Saturday. Tfee buyer was
Mrs. Mary Whitby, aod the price
about $300.
An ioit'ation, program and other
special features enliveced proceedings
at the Lions lodge meeting Monday
night. The order now has a member
ship In this city ot 125.
- ) - .
Is a Fight to a Finish Independent
Creamerymen and Their Troubles.
Fire Alarms in Corvallis are to Shew
the Location of Blaze. : '
The Dusty mall carrier was un
able to make his usual trip to Cor
vallis Monday on account of high
water, aod was only able to reach bis
destination yesterday by ewimming
his horses.
Albany Herald Lawrence Grif
fith came down from Mill City on last
eveniog's train. He will remain until
Monday. Mr. Griffith has played
taekle on the Albany College football
team for the last two years' and will
captain the 1904 team. '
News has been received In Cor
vallla by Mrs: W. H. McLagan, an
nouncing the death, of her sister. Mrs.
Mary Barker at the age of 83, at De-
Calb, 111. Mrs. McLatran is the only
survivor of a family of ten children
Plans have been prepared for a
residence tbatLee Henkle,contemplates
building in the spring on lots be owns
south of Marys - river. A contract
will be awarded later, if figures suit.
The grading ot papers in last
week's teacher's examination at the
court house was not completed until
yesterday afternoon. The board was
Prof. B. E. Emerlck of Philomath
College, and Prof. Tartar of the Cor
vallis public schools.
After an absence of 10 years.
Ellas Miller arrived Monday on a vis
it to bis mother, Mrs. JEL G. Miller,
and his brothers and sisters. He
employed on the ranges of Wyoming,
and arrived In his cow boy costume
with the censequence that It was
long time before his relatives w
able to recognize him.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed L. Bryan are
now residents of Payette, Idaho,
where Mr. Bryan is a member of the
law firm of Ooxe, Sollss & Bryan
The firm has offices both in Ontario
Oregon, Mr. Bryan's former place ot
residence, and Payettp, and dees
large legal buslce3e.
Hecry Ambler concluded three
pales Of property last week. The 01
Felger barber shop la Philomath
went to Guy Frlok far $400, and the
Homer Wyatt house and lot In Phi
lomath went to J. W. Berreman of
Southwlck, Idaho, at $450. The 50
aores of land owned by Abe Henkle
near Philomath went also to Mr. Ber
reman for $1,500.
The rainfall for the 24 hours eod-
ipg at eight o'clock Monday morolcg
was two inches. The rainfall for the
week ending at that time was 5 :30
Inches, and for so much of February
as has passed at that time was 7;25
Inches, The rainfall for the 24 hours
was the heaviest for any 24 hours
for three years, except for one day
in January, 1901, when it was 2:52
inches. The rainfall for the week
was tke heaviest In three years. The
total rainfall now since the 1st
September is over 30 inches.
A large plate glass window In the
Whlteborn building, and forming part
of the front of the room occupied by
Small, has been ruined. A year ago
a small hole was broken m one low
er corner of the glass, but the break
was not extensive. During Sunday
night some person leaned heavily or
fell against the glass, making a break
extending from the previous Id jury
entirely across to a point midway
of its length. The glass is heavy
plate and five by six feet in extent.
Its value is about $40, but half the
glass may be utilized by reshaping it.
Mrs. H. O. Mostert was summon
ed to McMinnvllle Friday on account
of the death by accident of Elbert
Wilson. The latter was a visitor In
Corvallis for a few days last fall.
Thursday night while traveling afoot
with a companion from St. Joe to
McMinnvllle, he fell through the rail
road bridge into the .Yamhill river
and was drowned. It was dark at
the time, and the companion was
walking slightly In advance, He
heard a noise behind, and turned in
time to see Wilson drop between the
ties of the bridge and fall with a
splash Into the swollen waters of the
river. Search was instituted, but no
trace of the body was found at that
time. Wilson's wife is a sister of Mr.
Mostert, who holds a position at H.
W. Hall's.
Butter fat is 30 cents at the local
creameries. For a week recently
it was 32j at both, and one of
them went to the farmer's door for
the cream. The prices are ' higher
than the figures prevalent in the
East. In spite of the high prices
of mill feed, they offer magnificent
oorjortnnitv to' dairvmen.. With
the multiplication of silos and the
growing of all feed on the farm,
there would now be an immense
profit in the dairy business. The
lowest check Thomas Cooper has
received at the creamery this sea
son has been JSico, and it 'has run
as high as S150.
The butter fat figure in Corvallis
last year averaged the extremely
favorable figure of 27 cents. - That
is far above the figure in the East
where in most localities it averaged
for this year 16 to 18 cents.
The Oregon price is in part the
result of the creamery war that has
been going on for many months.
A big Portland concern is trying to
get control of the market by dnv
ing out all independent creamery
establishments. It has succeeded
in closing out the ' independents
in many localities. The purpose,
of course, is to make a trust in the
butter and cream business. The
farmer is told that if this concern
once gets control of the market, the
price of butter to consumers will
be advanced and that a similar
advance will be made for butter
fat. Some farmers believe it and
some do not. Those whoiido not,
point to the low price of cattle as
the result of the beef trust, and
say that a butter trust would - have
a similar effect on the butter fat
business. They say that the more
bidders there are for butter fat the
higher the price will be, and that
the higher the price of butter fat
the higher must be the - price of
butter.' They re accordingly anx
ious to keep independent operators
in the held. They claimthat when
a trust gets a monopoly . of any
thing that it is not the rule to op
erate for the benefit of producers,
but for the exclusive benefit of the
trust. 7
Meantime the war goes, mer
rily on, the price of butter is high,
the price of butter fat soars, and the
independents are fighting for life,
sometimes, doubtless at an actual
financial loss.
Corvallis is divided now into four
fire districts, and signals have been
established so that the alarm will
show in which of the districts the
fire is located. The dividing line
of the districts is- Fourth and Madi
son streets. : The four districts
corner at the intersection of the two
streets. That part lying to the
northeast of such intersection is the
first district. That to the south
east is the second district,' that to
the southwest, - the third district.4
and that to the northwest, the
fourth district. In other words,
James Taylor's barn is in the first,
the City Hall is in the second, the
Opera House is in the third, and
the Methodist church is ; in the
fourth. '' , '
When the fire - is located any
where in the first district, the sig
nal is two taps of the fire bell, giv
en at intervals after the regular
alarm. For the second district, or
that part of town lying south and
east ot the Uity Mall, the signal is
three taps, given in the same man
ner: For the thirdTdistrict, or that
part of town lying south and west
ot toe Upera House, tour taps is
given. , For the fourth district, or
that part of town lying north and
west of the Methodist chur;h, the
signal is five taps. One tap of the
bell indicates that the fire is out.
The purpose of the arrangement
is to give firemen an immediate
idea of the location of the fire so
that they may not, as has often
been the case in the past, lose time
in getting to the scene.
They Say he Played Football
Eugene as Well as at Corvallis.
This month is cleaarig up month, stock adjusting
time -cleaning, the deefe for spring business. There
fore - you will 1 find here that goods are lower in price,
not because they have decreased in value, but because
our policy will not permit carrying them over another
season. ' "' . ' . . , ,
Ladies' Jackets. Brussels Gar pet
$3 00 Ladies' Jackets $150 50c Per Yard. .
4 00 Ladies' Jackets 2 00 35c Cottage Carpet 25c yd.
5 00 Ladies' Jackets 2 50 40c Win. Shades, 25c each.
7 50 Ladies' Jackets 3 75 1-3 off on all small pieces
10 00 Ladies' Jackets 5 00 of Matting. '
Children's 1-3 off on broken lines of
5 00 & 6 00 Jackets 2 50 Lace Curtains.
1-3 off on Ladies Furs. 1-3 Oil on Wool Waists
1-3 off on Ladies Wrappers $1 25 Ladies Waists $1 05
1-3 off on Ladies Skirts. 2 00 Ladies Waists 1 35
Corsets in broken lines 50c 2 50 Ladies Waists 1 70
on the dollar. 3 00 Ladies Waists 2 00
A few pieces of 50c Dress 1-3 off on Ice Wool Shawls
Goods at 25c per yard. and Fascinators.
-Values and the worth of materials not considered.
It's only how quickly we can clean up and make room
. for the nev spring fabrics. At
Regulator of Low Prices.
Vehicle Overturned and Mother
-. Son Thrown out. :
I tte strenuous and ettective use
of his elbows and knees the giant
basket ball player from Seattle at
tracted' attention at Eugene as well
as at Corvallis. The hint in the
papers there is that he played more
football than basket ball in the re
cent game there with the University
team. This is what the Register
says on the subject:
Washington State University, 19;
Oregon, 17. Such is the score that
tells the story of the fiercest basket
ball game ever played in Eugene.
The game was fierce in every respect
and to many of the spectators it
seemed that the husky men from
Seattle had forgotten that it was-not
to be a football game. Time and
again "Tom" McDonald, the big
Washington captain, would tear
through the Oregon interference and
toss the leather in the basket. Mc
Donald threw four baskets from
the field in the first half and scored
the only basket for his team in the
seeond scrimmage. He won the
game for his college, and although
he was criticized for adopting foot
ball tactics, yet it must be consider
ed that he is a big man, and was
pitted against one of the ligthest men
on the local team.
Two fouls were committed by
Oregon and Captain McDonald threw
basket. Nine fouls were called on
Washington and Oregon threw three
A team in swimming water, the
wagon overturned, and - its occu
pants, a young man and his mother,
floundering in the water, was a
scene in the south end of Benton
Saturday. The party was Burt
Norwood and his mother, who were
enroute from Harrisburg to their
home at Bruce. They were travel
ing along the wagon road a mile
and a half beyond Monroe, on the
Monroe and Junction route. The
Long Tom was swollen, and the
water was so backed up that the
adjacent country for miles at a
stretch was under water. At the
point named the team for some
cause, probably from swinging off
the grade, plunged suddenly into
swimming water,, and began a ter
rible struggle for safety. The ve
hicle was at once turned over, and
Mrs. Norwood iand her son thrown
into the swift current.
The situation was hazardous in
the extreme, and consequences far
more serious might have resulted.
Fortunately there was a row boat
in the immediate vicinity, and mem
bers of a family near, hastened with
it to the rescue. The son managed
in the meantime to keep his moth
er above water until the arrival of
the boat, so that a severe wetting
in the cold water was the only
damage sustained. The team and
vehicle were also rescued. v
good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry
Ranches, write for my special list, or come and
see me. I shall take pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, "also showing
you over the country. '
Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance,
, Philomath, Oregon. -
South Main St., Corvallis, Ore.
Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
Art Calendars, Sofa Pillow Covers,
And other Photographic Novelties.
Governor's Proclamation
sued Local Option Law-
Already Is-Whatltis.
Don't forget to try Alden's fresh
and pinoche at Hall's.
Wells, Windmills and Pumps.
I am now prepared to do all kinds of
well, windmill and pump work. See me
before you have your work done. Send
orders to Simpson's Hardware store,
A. N. Harlan.
Jast arrived at Hall's a full line of
den's cadies and taffy. Try them,
A sufficient number of signatures
has been secured and at the coming
election the local option law is to be
submitted for adoption or rejection
by the people. The number of
signatures secured to the petitions
is 8,816.
If the law should receive a major
ity at the coming election and be
adopted, the privilege would be
given communities at a stated peri
od to vote on the question of wheth
er or not license should be issued to
saloons. After the adoption of the
law, if a sufficient per cent of the
voters of Monroe should reauest
miat the question of saloons or no
saloons should be submitted to a
vote, and a majority should on such
submission declare for no saloons,
the town would become dry or if
the majority was in favor of saloons
saloons would continue to be main
tained. It is a proposition to allow
each community to regulate its own
affairs with reference to saloons.
' The proclamation of the governor
ordering the submission of the law
appears in another column of this
For White Plymouth Rock Eggs
Call on or address, W. A. Bates, at
Corvallis Flouring Mills, Corvallis, Or.
One setting, 75 cents; 2 settings, 1.25
It will pay you big to buy an ovei
coat now for Best winter at
Go to Zierolf'a for fresh Yaquina Bay
Eemember Nolan & Callahan's Rem
nant and Rummage sale will close Wed
nesday evening i'eb 23.
Rent for Taxes.
E. W. Fisher has three acres of
land clos8 by the College for rent
to any person who will pay taxes
on same. . - . .
E. R. Bryeon, Agent.
Reductions for February
D. G. Sugar, 100 pounde.... $5.65
Extra C Sugar, 5.15
Padlock brand Peaches, 35c pans, for.... 25
Palo Alto brand Peaches, 25c cans, for 20
Extra Standard crrn, two t cans for 25
Extra Standard tomatoes two cans for... .25
Six packages yeast foam....... .25
Six magxe yeast
Four packages Arm and Hammer soda
Three cans fancy sardines in oil.. .25
Two pounds Golden Sunrise coffee .25
Seven bars Daisy laundry soap .25
Six bars Silk laundry soap .)..... 25
Twenty dozen clothes pins... 25
Ten packages toothpicks.: 25
Defiance Washboards.. 20
One set decorated cups and saucers .rr 50
One set decorated dinner plates ... 50
One set decorated soup plates 50
One set decorated breakfast plates 40
One set decorated pie plates .... 40
For Month, of February only.
"When you see it in our ad. it's so.
F. L. Miller, - - Corvallis.