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OOeUl Purer of Bcatra Out
tJOBTAIXIS, OIHOH, MAR. 16, 1S04.
Tells ot Flood in Sacramento Valley
Mrs. Wilkinson's Letter.
, Los Angeles, Cal.
"Editor Times: Thinking it
might be interesting to my Benton
county friends to hear a word from
this southern country where, we
are told it never rains, I will write
a few lines. I had a very fine trip.
After arrival in the Sacramento
valley, we traveled for miles with
the only land in sight being the
distant hills and there being a high
wind the breakers rolled like mid
ocean. The levees being broken
was the cause.
The passengers finally concluded
we were getting our money's
worth in a steam car journey and
ocean voyage, all for one price.
There were miles and miles of
freight cars loaded with rocks, sand
and gravel to hold down the float
ing tracks and to mend levees. It
was raining when I reached Fres
no, where I ate supper Sunday ev
ening and Monday morning at 6-20
when we arrived in Los Angeles,
everything was dry as ashes. I
arrived in time to breakfast with
Mr. Wilkinson whom I found look
ing badly but friends say he is bet
ter than he has been. He is tak
ing treatment at the Dr. "Wong
Chinese sanitarium where hundreds
of patients are being successfully
treated. Since I came we have
taken rooms close to the doctor
. and we are going to stay as long
as we think we have any hope of.
On Monday when I arrived .1
thought JI would smother before
my trunk arrived so I could Nget
some summer clothing. It was
still very warm Tuesday and Wed
nesday, but this morning I was
glad to don winter clothing again,
and this afternoon it is raining
as hard as the worst in Oregon and
the streets being solid concrete it
isf running like a river. None of it
can soak in.
Mrs. J, M. Wilkinson.
WANT SAMPLES SAVED.
For Benton Exhibit at Lewis and
Clark The Committee.
The committee that is to pre
pare and maintain Benton county' 3
. exhibit at the Lewis and Clark
Fair next year is already on the
move. The committee is, H. L
French, chairman, James Withy--COmbe.
E. R. Lake. Mary J. Whit
bjand 0. Wi Peamap, The ap
"pointmettt was by the county court
in response to the representations
made by a committee appointed
from the county grange convention
which committee appeared before
the court at a recent- adjourn
ed meeting, and presented
tile case, urging that steps be tak
en to the end that the county should
be fitly represented at the Fair. '
For the present, the committee
asks that farmers at the coming
,r -shearing time, lay aside especially j
fine samples of wool and mohair.
"It is believed that on . account of
the character of her sheep and
goats. Benton can present samples
of wool and mohair that cannot be
equalled. Attention is called thus
early by the committee so that such
samples as shall be exceedingly fine
may be laid aside so as to- be pre
pared in proper season for the op
ening of the exposition next year. !
Iowa Taxes. .
In your issue of March 12th you
published an item regarding the
taxation in the city of Ottumwa
in Iowa, which is stated to be 96
mills 011 the dollar, or a tax of $48
on a valuation of $500, whereas
here in Corvallis the tax on such a
valuation would be only $13.50. I
beg to say that over the whole state
of Iowa only one-fourth of the val
uation is taken for purposes of tax
ation; so that in that state the 96
mills is not computed on the full val
uation of $560, but on $125, and
the tax on such a valuation would
therefore be only $12 instead of
$13.50 for the same valuation in
Corvallis. I can also assure you
that 96 mills is an extremely high
rate in Iowa, even in the cities, the
average total rate in ' cities and
towns there being not quite half of
that or probably about 45 mills on a
one-fourth valuation, while in coun
ty districts it is only about half of
A pair of gold rimmed spectacles and
a steel thimble. Believed to hare been
dropped ou streets of Coryallu . Finder
please leave at Timrs office.
A RECORD SEALED.
Archibald Cleland Passes Away Sad
denly From Heart Disease.
The remains of Archibald H.
Cleland are to be conveyed to Crys
tal Lake cemetery today after a
simple funeral service at the under
taking parlors j of S. N. Wilkins;
Mr. Cleland met his death sudden
ly Monday afternoon about " 4
o'clock, i He became ill Saturday
morning ind was not -able to leave
his bed thereafter except by the as
sistance ot one of bis room-mates.
The deceased, James Brodie and
Joseph Alberts occupied the small
building at the rear of the Salva
tion Army hall, f " Monday after
noon while being . assisted to "-. a
toiiet near the dwelling. Mr. Cle
land suddenly sunk to the ground
with a groan. After several efforts
to raise the stricken man Mr. Al
berts found that his companion had
little or no pulse, and that he had
ceased breathing. A boy who was
near was directed to go and hurry
a physician, whom Mr. Brodie had
already gone to summon on account
of the development of rather alarm
ing symptoms of Mr. Cleland' s con
dition. But the tetter's collapse
proved the result of a fatal stroke
and the body was conveyed to the
coroner's office, where upon examination-
by Dr. Lee, it was deter
mined that death had ensued from
a designated form of heart failure.
Dr. Lee had previously treated Mr.
Cleland for heart affection.
Archibald H. Cleland was born
in Edinburgh,. Scotland, in April,
1855. With the companion of his
later years, James Brodie, he
passed through the common schools
of his native city, after which he,
entered a large manufacturing es
tablishment as a clerk, and in a few
years attained a prominent and re
It seems, however, at this period
of life his strength of character be
gan to desert him, and in hope that
a change of surroundings might ar
rest the decline of his son, Mr. Cle
land' s father sent him to Australia,
where he remained a year, return
ing to Edinburgh at the expiration
of that time. About twenty years
ago Mr. Cleland came to America,
devoting himself to farming in
Iowa for five years. James Brodie
in the meantime had come to .Ben
ton county and purchased a ranch
at Summit, and he asked his friend,
Cleland to come out here from Iowa.
The latter had lived here fifteen
years at the time of his death, hav
ing worked as a farm laborer dur
ing that time.
Mr. Cleland last fall secured an
allowance of 1250 per year from the
principal of money left him at the
death of his father. Thereupon
Mr. Cleland came' to reside in Cor
vallis. A semi-annual remittance
is due in a few days.
Mr. Cleland was a gentleman of
kindly and unassuming manner, po
lite, honorable and industrious.
His father was an artist and .de
ceased had received much instruc
tion from him in the art of paint
ing. A number of his friends here
are considered fortunate in possess
ing samples of Archibald Cleland' s
artistic work. . He was a man of
excellent acquirements, but in
strength ot character he was weak,
and the temptation of convivial
company long since attained the
mastery of his existence and has
tened the day which sealed the rec
ord. - .-
CENTRAL COMMITTEE MET.
And Called Republican Primaries and
Convention for Benton.
The republican primaries in Ben
ton are to be held. on the 26th inst.
That will be a week from next Sat
urday. The County convention
will be held on March 31st, which
will be on Thursday following the
primaries. The dates are; early,
and necessarily make a campaign
considerably longer than is usual in
The dates were fixed at a meet
ing of the County central committee,
held in this city Saturday afternoon.
The representation for the conven
tion was fixed at one delegate for
every fifteen votes cast for Tongue
in 1902, and one for each fraction
thereof. The total vote in the coun
tv for f onoiie that vear was qai.
and the number of delegates in the
convention will be 78. Therepre
sentation by precincts (will be as
Corvallis, No I .6
Corvallis, No 2...... 8
Corvallis, No 3 7
Corvallis, No 4 - .5
Soap Creek 3
Kings Valley 5
Summit..... , 3
Blodgett : 3
Bellfouhtain ....r. ....8
Fairmoast. : .5
MOST NOT SELL.
Liquor to Drunks or Drnnkards-Dras-tic
Move by the City Council. -
- A drastic resolution designed to
stop tye sale of intoxicants to habitual-drunkards
and to pfersons al
ready intoxicated . passed the city
council at a meeting Monday night.
The measure deliberately sets forth
.that it is the purpose of the council
not to grant license to saloons that
continue the practice "of " selling
liquor to habitual drunkards, or to
persons already drunk. .There are
strict ordinances against each off en
se, but their enforcement is made
difficult because a conviction can
only be had on the testimony of in
terested persons. In the case how
ever, of the present move by the
council all the advantage .'. will be
with the officers., A legal convic
tion in the courts will not be neces
sary. If the officers become convin
ced that the ordinances are being
violated by any saloon, the next
time the establishment applies for a
license, the council, will simply - re
fuse to grant it, and the 'place will
have to close up. The council is
determined to put an end to the
abuse. This was made emphatic
by expressions of Ithe members
when the resolution was under con
sideration. Conncilman Avery
moved the adoption of the resolu
tion, and every member voted for -it
The resolution is the , result "of
sentiment that has been developing
among the councilmen for some
time. " It was unquestionably pre
cipitated however by incidents of
the past 10 days, ; in which three
persons of bibuloushabits have been
on a protracted spree, the outcome
of which was the sudden - death
Monday afternoon of one of them.
It is said that throughout the ter
rible drinking bout, not one of the
trio ever drew a sober breath, and
that the conditions that prevailed
during the long period of drunken
ness were barbarous. The sudden
death of one of them while the
spree was yet on, aroused-a strong
spirit of condemnation, which natur
ally turned with more or less indig
nation toward the source of liquor
supply. The resolution is as follows:
" Whereas, the ordinances of this
city provide that saloons, barten
ders or others shall not sell or give
liquor to intoxicated persons, and
Whereas, said ordinance also pro
hibit saloon keepers, bar tenders
and others from selling or disposing
of liquor to common drunkards, and
Whereas, it is common knowledge
that there have been frequent and
flagrant violations of the provisions
of the above ordinance, therefore
Resolved, that it is the. sense of
this council that hereafter no licen
se shall issue to saloon keepers that
continue to sell or give intoxicants
to such intoxicated.persons or habi
tual drunkards. . i '
Notice to Creditors.
Matter of the Estate
William Groves, dec
. Notice is hereby given that the under
signed has been duly appointed the ex
ecutrix of the estate of William Groves,
deceased, by the County Court of the
State of Oregon, for Benton County and
has qualified. All persons having claims
against said Estate are hereby notified
to present the same to the undersigned
at the office of W. S. McFadden. First
Natl Bank building in the City of Cor
vallis in said County, duly verified with
in six months from the date hereof.
Dated March Io, 1904.
. .- Emma E. Groves, '
Executrix of the Estate of William
Notice of Publication.
Timber Xand-A.ct June S, 1878.
United States Land Office.
Oregon City, Oregon.
Corvallis, Oregon, March 3rd, 1901
Notice Is hereby given that In compliance
with the provisions of the act of Congress ot
June 3. 1878, entitled, "An act tor the sale of
timber lauds In the States of California, Oregon
Nevada, and Washington Territory" as extend
ed to all the Public Land states by act of Aug
ust 4, lt92, Benjamin F. Totten of Corvallis,
county of BeDton, state of Oregon, has this day
filed in this office his sworn statement No.
6377, for the purchase of the 8. . X if Section
No. 30, in Township No. 13 S. Range No. 8 West,
and will ofler proof io Bhow that the land
sought Is more valuable for Its timber or stone
than for agricultural purposes, and to estab
lish his claim to said land before Victor P.
Hoses, County Clerk, Benton conuty, State ot
Oregon, On -Friday, the third day of June, 1901,
He names as witnesses:
John L Bexford, of Corvallis. Oregon.
Martin Butler of "
Abraham Coon, of "
Thomas Coon of lnavale, "
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims In this omce on or before said 3rd
day of June, 1904. -:
Algernon 8. Dresser,
Notice to Bidders.
Notice is hereby given, that the County
Court of Benton County , State of Oregon
will receive sealed bids for the con
struction of an artificial stone sidewalk
alone the north side of Court House
Block, Corvallis, Oregon, as per plans
and specifications on file in the County
Clerk's office. All bids to be filed with
the County Clerk .and to be opened by the
court Wednesday, April 6th 1904 at 2
o.clock p, m. of the said day. The Court
reserving the right to reject any and all
Dated thiaMarch 7th, 1904.
-. Yictor P. Moses,
WANT CORVALLIS CONNECTIONS.
Rural Telephone Agitation Kings
t Valley man Writes on the
In the TrSisjbf the th, I notice
an article in which it is stated that
the rural telephone system with
which the people of Kings Valley
are connected, runs within 14 miles
of Portland, Just as soon as our
line is completed to Falls City, we
shall be able to talk direct to fort
land. It was at first, understood
that we could talk only as far north
as JNewberg, but a .New berg man
who was in Airlie today makes the
statement that the line runs fronj
.New berg into Portland and that we
will be given free switches. It is
the understanding in the construction
of these independent lines, at least
in cases where such fines own their
own phones. , -
In regard to the Pedee line, which
runs to the Kings Valley store, it is
a seperate line altogether ,v though it
is termed a rural line. In" its case,
the farmers along the way pay the
expense of building the line, and
then pay the Bell telephone people
$b per year tor use of each hhone.
In. the case of our line, the expen
se of building is paid by the farmers
but instead of renting we buy and
own our own phones, and are mde-
penaent 01 tne .Ben people, it is,
not only to the farmers interest that
these lines should run to the' cities,
but it is also to the interest of every
business man in every town, for the
latter are thus brought into closer
touch wife the farming community.
It is a natnral consequence that if
business men and farmers are in
constant and easy telephonic com
munication with each other, that
mutual business relations, profitable
to each will result,' which would
not otherwise be established.
Dallas has put in a switch board
for use of the independent lines,
and I understaad that the expense
of maintaining the switchboard will
be paid by 'Dallas business men.
There is a strong feeling in King's
Valley for phone connection with
Lorvallis, and there is no doubt if
a fairly favorable arrangement could
be provided, a permanent and high
ly desirable relation between the
farmers of this Valley and Corvallis
business men . could be effected.
After the lines are up and the
phones are in, the expense of main
tainence .is comparatively, small,
and it seems that out of the condition
Corvallis business men will make a
stroke in. their own interest. There
is talk in Dallas of running an inde
pendent line to Salem.
The chief idea that we of Kings
Valley desire to get before the peo
ple ot Corvallis is, that the rural
line in King's Valley is entirely .in
dependent of the Bell line, which
now has a system in Corvallis. We
all own our own phones, and no
person can attach to our line with
the phones now in use in Corvallis.
I hope that we may have free phone
connection with Corvallis in the
near, future. '
Kings Valley March 1 1, 1904. v
Chief of Police'.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of chief of police at
he coming city election to Jbe held May
16,-1904 and if elected will endeavor to
see that the laws are enforced to the
best of my ability. '..
Commences in the Corvallis
March 14t and 15th
This will be a good time to
enter for the study of Short
hand, Bookkeeping and Type
writing, as the Course can be
completed during tne summer
eo as to be ready for the fall
demands for clerical help.
Night School to accommo
date those who wish it.
- I. E. Richardson,
Notice of Final Settlement.
In the Matter ot the Estate
John Mitchell, deceased.
Notice Is hereby given thatjthe undersigned
s executrix of the last will and testament of
John Mitchell, deceased, has filed her final ac
count as such executrix, with the clerk of the
county court of the state ol uregon, lor Benson
county, and the said court has fixed Satnrday
the 9th day of April, 1901, at the hour ef two
o'clock in the afternoon as the time, and .the
county couit room in the court house in Cor
TalliB, Oregon as the place, tor healing any and
all objections to said final account and for
Bated this March 12, 104,
Executrix of the last will and testament ot
John Mitchell, deceased.
Men's $10.50 Mackintoshes $5.60
Men's $7.50 Mackintoshes $3.76 "
Men's $3.00 Covert lined Coats $1.98
Ladies' $10.00 Jackets $4,98
Three pieces Heavy Skirting, $1.50 kind, for 98c
Men's S5.5U Blizzard Ulsters 3.76 '
A few pairs Women's Heavy Shoes at 98c, 6, 7, & only-- '
- isses &noes, tne une Dollar kind, for 78c
Children's Shoes, 90c kind, 68c
A few Ladies' Undergarments at cost to close V .
A few Outing Flannel Nightrobes 76c. the Mar grades
Bargains in Men's Leather and Rubber Boots
Oil Clothing at Cost to close
A lot MenVOdd Pants $2.50, some worth $5.00
A few Fur Collarettes and Boas, Half Price
A lot Embroideries & 10c, worth up to 25c
A lot Lirien Torchon Laces at 5c, worth up to l'Oc
Twenty pes wide all Silk Taffeta Ribbons 15c, value-25a
The residue stock of Men's and Boys' Overcoats at cost
A few Remnants left at further reductiens.
HOMINY GRITS t'r
WHITE CORN MEAL
YELLOW CORN MEAL
STEEL CUT OAT MEAL
OUR GARDEN SEEDS
Are now in either Bulk or Package.
PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR.
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Portland and Return. . ;
Only $3x0. The Southern Pacific ia
now selling round trip tickets to Port
land from Corvallis for $3, good going
Saturday p. m, or any train on Sunday,
returning Sunday and Monday giving
all day Sunday in Portland. The same
arrangement applies from Portland giv
all Portland people a cbance to visit
valley points at greatly reduced rates.
Upholstering. f ? a
Lounges, Coaches, Desks, Folding
Beds, - Etc., made to ordef . Particular
attention given to special orders and re
pairing. (All work guaranteed. One
door south of R. M. Wade's, Main street.
W. W. Holgate,
, BL .-.,.
My hens laid more egfjs during the rsiriy
winter months than any equal number of bens
in Oregon, if you desire to nil the egg basket,
I've got the eoickens that were bred for this pur
pose. They are layers- that's what you
waa . - t rid of your "serUDS" and dbtaln tho
roughbreds it coats no more for feed. Order
joureggatfor hatching purpases now Iiei
per 16, at naMMaon Horth Iloth n.
OTTO r. h. QfefK, Ctmllte, tv.
P. A. KLINE
Office at Huston's Hardware Store. P..
O. Address, Box 11.
Pays highest prices for all kinds of
Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Twenty years experience.
G. B. FARRA,
Physician & Surgeon,
Office np stairs back of Graham &
Wells' drug store. Residence on the
corner of Madison and Seventh. Tele
phone at residence, 104.
All calls attended promptly.
DR. C. H. NEWTH,
Notice for Publication,.
Timber Land Act June 3, 1873,
United States Land Office,
Oregon City, Oregon,
Pf3 Janoarv.lsth 19M.
Notice is hereby given that in compliaaee
with the provisions of the act of Congress Jnae
a 1878, entitled ,'An act for the sale ol timber
lands in the states ot California. Oregon, Ne
vada and Washington Territory," as extended
to all the Public Land States by act ol August
4, 1892, Barney I. Carey ol Falls City, county of
Polk, state of Oregon, has this day flled 'in this
office his sworn statement No 6317, for the pur
chase or the Lots 1 2 oi Section No 2 in Town
ship No 13 8, Kange No 7 West,- and will oner
proof to show that the land sought is more val- .
uable lor Its timber or stone than for agricul-
rul purposes, and to establish his claim to'
taid land before Victor P- Moses. Clerk ol Ben
ton County, at Corvallis, Oregon, on Wedneday,
the 30th day of March, riKJi.
He names as' witnes see!
Jacob L, Henkle of Philomath, Oregos,
John W, Hyde " "
y rank Spencer
Any and all persons claiming idvereely the
above eeecribed lands are req ested to file
their claims fc tula aOc on ei jefore said SOtte
day el llaxh 14. , . ,