Gorvallis Times. OOeUl Purer of Bcatra Out tJOBTAIXIS, OIHOH, MAR. 16, 1S04. CORVALLISITE ABROABvf 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. relief. 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. . Editor Times: 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 that. E.'M. Lost. 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 sponsible position. 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 Benton, 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 follows: PRECINCT DELEGATES Corvallis, No I .6 Corvallis, No 2...... 8 Corvallis, No 3 7 Corvallis, No 4 - .5 Soap Creek 3 Willamette 4 Monroe '....,...4 Kings Valley 5 Alsea 6 Summit..... , 3 Philomath .......9 Blodgett : 3 Bellfouhtain ....r. ....8 Wren 3 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 be it 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 c'd J of 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 Groves, deceased. 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, Register. 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 bids. Dated thiaMarch 7th, 1904. -. Yictor P. Moses, Coaatj Clerk, WANT CORVALLIS CONNECTIONS. Rural Telephone Agitation Kings t Valley man Writes on the Subject... ; Ed. Ttmes. 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. ' C.V.Johnson, 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. '.. Lee Heukle. Spiing Term Commences in the Corvallis Business College ON 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, . President. Notice of Final Settlement. In the Matter ot the Estate of 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 settlement thereof. Bated this March 12, 104, MAST KITCHKLL, Executrix of the last will and testament ot John Mitchell, deceased. Specials 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 during March. A few Remnants left at further reductiens. PACKED 2Pouti(l HOMINY GRITS t'r WHITE CORN MEAL YELLOW CORN MEAL STEEL CUT OAT MEAL BUCKWHEAT FARINA. OUR GARDEN SEEDS Are now in either Bulk or Package. HODES' GROCERY, PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR. jr w 4 jr jr sp r, i 4 r r 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, BROWN LEGHORNS. , 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. for March. Y.:- In Small Quantities. Cartoons, WWW)! P. A. KLINE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER: CORVALLIS, OR. 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, Physician &urgeon Philomath, Oregon. 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 Michael Tlynn 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. , . , Algtiaaa Sreaser. efMsi .,.