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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (March 26, 1904)
Another meeting of stockholders
for further consideration of the
problem of how to installja system of
t rural telephones . occurred in the
4. J C
' -Homer Davenport. America's "V. VzTXrJi
greatest jrartoonist will ecjure at; - & an tQ
the College Armory. April 9th. anind n(fent linein Corvallis,
Subject at he Charch ot . 0 operate in connection with rural
Christ tonight. "B.ptistn." Re i nes
At the meeting the offers of the
! Pacific States Co, the Empire Con-
f Wheat 73. . ... ..
I T. H. Crawford spent'-'a few
days in Salem during the weak. -
vival services continue indefinitely
Look at the date atter your
name in the addres on your Times.
You know why.
Mrs. S. E. Trask arrived yes
terday from Yaquina for a brief
visit with her parents, Rev. and
Mrs. Moses. "
icr .'hha&aimnn j.o5; cereal
struction Co. and. Mr.. DeVarney,
representing a Kansas City Co.,
were submitted. The offer of. the
Pacific States na to the same effect
as stated in U ednesday's Times;
farmers to build and equip their
own lines and pay $6 psr year for
f fie prohibition ! switching; it they rent phones; two
! -mad B Titt ip iii ri rwi'peiia no ?i
Settle? gget pagfc jf e'rj ejgbal
TSise test oi2iei settlers wbovwere
reqctred tpay-e : double -fee -.for "fitJ-departing train creates
ingon homesteads in. AlseaJare re
ceiving a refund of the sums due
them.. They are the . men whose
claims were disputed bv the O. &.
C. railroad company away back in
the nineties but who went to law and
won their fight first in the land offi
ce, then in the United. States circuit
court at Portland and finally in the
supreme court at Washington D. C
all after the legal battle that lasted
so lone that some of the settlers
died, before a decision was reached.
; Second filings on their home
steads were required' of each, and
though each had paid- the regular
i fee formerly, they were compelled
to pa3 again DeioretneycouiaoDiain
title. When they applied to the
Roseburg land office for the amounts
party for county olBces promptly dollars per year, i they buy and
1 .1 . 1- ,.irV tVir ' ftu'n tTinir rMvn iiictrtimfnf J
rot.nl v clerk Friday. - ! The propositions were submitted they bad formerly pa d, satisfaction
' . ifelf H Stnm iW nroTvpH couiq not De ODtamea,
ot fllP err "1C u'6"u"" "'
Portland and is the stow own eitner a , majority, a
guest of relatives and friends. , j minority or Halt t&e stocK, as Dest
suited stock-holders; a complete
During, the pist week ten jsysieia lo be built iu Corvallis with
homestead claims have been filed phone rates at a dolar pe-r moatn
with the clerk of Benton county, j for resi(JenCe, no more than two
The locations are all in Aisea ana
the Five "Rivers section. ' , .
Congregational church: Sun
day morning,. '"The Feeding of the
Five Thousand." Sunday evening,
"Improvidence, Providence," or
"The Barter of one phase-of Per
dition for Paradise."
Two of the best orators in the
county will speak in . Plymouth
church on Saturday evening. Come
out and hear them. Communion
and offering for foreign missions
Sunday afternoon at 3.
. John Sweek, a former OAC
student, came up from Forest
Grove Thursday to attend the
students hop, which occurred on
that evening, and to meet old class
mates. A coop containing three of
Judge Greffoz fancy fighting chick
ens was shipped Thursday. Ru
mors that they were to be sent the
Russians for the further defense of
Port Arthur were all false. The
birds went to a poultry fancier at
Work is being pushed, on a
modern two story dwelling in cburse
of erection on lots owned by M. S.
Woodcock in Job's addition. The
outer siding of the walls in the up
oer storv is of shineles. after a fash
ion now popular in town. The
building will be one of the most
sightly iu the locality.
N. F. Gillespie is looking for
ward with pleasurable anticipations
to the arrival of Homer Davenport,
who lectures in the Armory April
9th. The cartoonist and Mr. Gil
lespie were chums at Silverton iu
their boy-hood days, and were fel
low conspirators in much mischief.
The work of removing the
Blackledge furniture store into quar
ters in the newly completed Thomp
son building has begun. It will
not be completed until the first days
of the coming mouth, on account of
the fact that the plaster is not
fully dry. A evey handsome front
gives fine opportunity for display
ing goods. When finally arranged
the place will be one of the neatest
Letters received in Corvallis
announce the death of Grandville
Pitman at the town of Taylor, Cal
ifornia. He succumbed to cousump- j
tion on the 20th iust. Mr.'Pitman
was raised in Benton county and j
has a number or relatives here. He
was alout 40 years of age and had
been iu business some time at Kes
wick. Interment was at Redding.
"Shad" Shaw a former resident of
Corvallis was with Granville during
Thos. C. Bloomer, of Albany,
has purchased the business fixtures
and other appurtenances of the Ho
tel McClallen, in Roseburg, the
house formerly conducted by C.
Schmidt, but more recently by John
R. Sutherlin. During the latter's
and Mr. Schmidt's management of
the house, Lee Neely, well known j
here, was driver of the bus, but it
is said that he will resign at once
and go to San Francisco to accept
employment again with Mr.
Schmidt who is in the wholesale
R. L. Taylor was in town
Thursday to close up a deal in which
Mr. Taylor's barber shop here was
transferred to C. P. Stewart who
took charge Thursday morning.
Chester Taylor, who has conducted
rhe business for several months, will
remain with Mr. Stewart for an in
definite time. R. L. Tavlor had
been shaving here for forty years,
but recently he went to Coburg,
Lane county, and in partnership
with his son-in-law J. W. Baldwin,
enrereu me confectionery and cisrar
business. Mr. Taylor states that
he is prospering beyond his expectations.
phones on a party line, farmers to
build and maintain their o'n lines,
owning their own instruments, and
pay two dollars per year for city
and rural switching. The second
offer of Mr Stow was on a mutual
basis, Mr. Stow to be manager of
the company. In both, the right is
granted stockholders to purchase
the system at its actual cost and
six per cent interest -at any time
within ten years.
The offer of Mr. DeVarney was
as follows: A 'company to be
formed with a capital of $7,500, of
which fifty Corvallis citizens should
take fifty shares of stock at $25 per
share. Mr. DeVarney 's company
to carry' the rest of the stock. Rates
for city subscribers ; to be the sime
as offered by Pacific States people;
rales to farmers not to exceed $2
per month and not less than $1 per,
month for each rural line, the cost
to be pro rated equally among the
subscribers on said rural line; Mr.
! DeVarney to be manager of the
company, to serve without salary.
The report of the board of di
rectors, indicated a. preference for
the offer made by Mr. Devarney.
They said it contained features that
seemed best suited to conditions in
Corvallis. The meeting referred
the matter to the board of directors
with instructions to make a can
vass for stock, and take such furth
er action as might be necessary
for installation of a new system.
When the new company is or
ganized and plans all perfected for
proceeding with. construction work,
the present company is to be dissolved.
and tor a
long time it looked as though they
would never get back the fees they
had unjustly paid. - ' .
Several months ago however,
County Clerk Moses took up the
cause of the settlers, and after un
earthing -all possible evidence at the
court house, made a trip to Rose
burg and went through the records
there. With the evidence thus se
cured, he kept pushing the matter,
and a couple of moriths ago, secured,
a return of the fees paid by five of
thejio settlers. The five were A.
M. Peek; U. W: Wren, Dora Bar
clay, Annie Nye and Mary E Peters,
the last three being, -widows ' whose
husbands had died while the litiga
tion was pending. Since then
County Clerk Moses has kept up
the campaign, and Tuesday1 he re
ceived a letter enclosing checks for
the remaining settlers. These are,
G. S. Seeley, William Carey, Mr.
Huddleston, C. E. Banton and B.
W. Jenkins : f
The fees now being refunded
were paid in at the Roseburg land
office in 1892. A difficulty in se
curing them was the fact the money-
was in the hands of a former official
of the office, and there was little or
no evidence, record or otherwise to
show that he had it. ,
New York, March 23 There is
a rumnr here tha'. ex-PrtideDt Pil
ica'rpo Bnnilla, of Hondura?, has
been tried by court-martini and
sen'"-ncjd to be ehot o death-, savs
a Herald dispatch from Panama.
Hrf was arrested and thrown ii to
prison last month, with s"veral oth
er member of the cbailibt-r of depu
ties, it being c'- a'g-d tha a plot a-
sninst 'I10 fi'vernmnt of Pre-ident
Manuel Banilla wasbs-.t-jlirig amon
vetcrj; spellz, timothy ancj rye grass
seed. Poland China hogs, Shropshire
sheep. One freeh milk cow, a pair of
lari-e geese, a pair of turkevs or trio, a
two-horse feed power in lunning order.
Timothy and vetch straw' bright from
L. L. Brooks.
For Each Precinct in Benton Primar
ies Occur Next Tuesday.
As announced in Wednesday's
Times the democratic primaries will
be held in Benton next Tuesday.
The hour for meeting is one o'clock.
The voting for Corvallis will be,
for the two north precincts in the
county court room, and for precincts
three and four, at the City Hall.
As a matter of reference, the 1 num
ber of delegates for each precinct is
herewith re-printed, and is as fol
Corvallis No. 1, 9;' Corvallis No.
2, 12; Corvallis No. 3, 11; Corvallis
No. 4, 7; Soap Creek 6, Willam
ette 8, Monroe 10, Kings Valley 5,
Alsea8, Summit 3, Philomath 13,
Blodgett 3, Bellfountain 6, .Wren 3,
Hat's "What TwffBrir!rt-Woods Boys
A would--be passenger ; chasing a
both pathetic and amusing, but the
latter phase is always more evident.
A large amount of feigned en
couragement is l extended by on
lookers as the uufortunate person
bends every exertion to perform
what is almost a hopeless feat. He
is admonished to hurry, and he
marshals his energies for a greater
effort. . When he is about to give
it up he may imagine that the train
is beginning to slow down and he
lines out . again, perhaps with a
heavy grip in one hand which re
tards his locomotion and gives him
the appearance of. a &ide-wheel
steamboat endeavoring to stem a 1
switt current with one of the wheels 1
inactive. When the man finds
that .his last impression was a delu-1
sion, he stops suddenly, takes a)
long look, at the nying train aug
menting its speed, and if he does
not then give expression to a decree
of profanity, he is mighty good
stuff. ' - ' ' ,-
' But it was just a little different
with two young men intending to
return, by the C. & E. train, to
their burnt woods homes last Wed
nesday. They walked leisurely
towards the depot, carrying heavy
satches, and just before they arriv
ed, the train moved westward," not
upon its way to the bay, but Jsimply
to make room for an fc5. P. trans
fer train to reach the main track of
the C. & E. The boys were sur
prised that the train departed so
soon, but supposed that , they were
left. However, some person who
understood the situation told them
their train would stop for a minute
just beyond the carriage factory,
and that if they would line .out
pretty lively they' might get aboard.
They acted vigorously upon the
suggestion,' hitting the high places
only, so to speak, in their - flight.
They anxiously watched the train,
momentarily expecting it to move
on from the position at which it
had come to a stop. The boys were
assisted in the race by encouraging
yells from the depot crowd, and
at length they victoriously grasped
the railing of the car platform,
drew a long breath, passed inside,"
seated themselves, and congratulat
ed each other upon their successful
run. . Then they wondered why
the train didn't move' on. They
waited and wondered some more.
At length the bell- rung and the
boys settled back to enjoy the ride
home, but the train moved in the
wrong direction, and came to a stop
again at the depot building where
it remained for fifteen minutes.
Meanwhile the young men received J
the highest commendation for the
speed and endurance exhibited in
their successful effort to catch the
Jo- salt ?S-:fdTT(W
es DOS - j!SJ 5HliS.l JaIQZ
' All over the store the new Spring things -are crowd
ing in. swiftly turning the perfect Winter store into a
perfect Spring and Summer store.
. Beautiful Wash Goods
Exquisite Spring Silks
Taffeta and Fancy Ribbons
Fancy Lace Hosiery
Black Dress Goods
Plain and Fancy Veilings
New AUcver Laces
Ladies'. Belts, Latest styles
New Sorosis Petticoats
New Spring Trimmings.
I New Kid Gloves.
We are showing this Spring a larger and better stock
than ever before. At the first opportunity make a tour
of this store and you will find, many beautiful things
to admire, at
S, L. KLINE'S,
1 Regulator of Low Prices.
A GOLDEN OPPORTU
Now is the time to think about
Cbat Pair oi eyeglasses
You were to treat your eyes to. Come
to me and I will fit your eyes, gnarai tee
the fit and will be here from 7 lo 6 y
make good my guarantee.
E. W. S. PRATT,
The Jeweler and Optician.
Close at 6 p. m. except Saturday?.
SONG AND SPEECH.
Notice to Creditors.
Matter of the Estate
William Groves, dec
Notice is berebv 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
Nat'l 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 K. Groves,
Executrix of the Estate of William
Seventh Day Adventists.
Will hold tegular service at S, D. A,
Hall East Main street between Wash
ington and Adams streets each Sabbath
or Saturday, as follows: Sabbath, school
at 2 p. m., Bible study 3 p. m.
teaching as announced from time to
Rev. P. j. Cole,
Invaluable for Rheumatism.
I have been suffering for the past fem
years with a severe attack of rbeamatis t
and found that Mallard's Snow l.utimen
was the only tiling that gave me satis
faction and tended to alleviaie inv nans
March 24, 1902, John C Degnan, Kins
nan, Ills. 25c. 50c and i.co. Sold bv
Graham & Wortham. "
Are the Latest Nolan & Callahan's
has Them. .
Tell your tailor to leave the six
top buttons off your Spring Trous
ers. They will only be in the way.
You are an up-to-dater, and are
going to wear "buttonless suspend
ers" the rest of your life.
They are made just like other
suspenders, only in place of straps
with button holes the ends termin
ate in' neat nickle-plated claps that
take a secure bold on the trousers
band and will not let go under the
most strenuous circumstances. Cast
offs ate provided both in front and
in the back.
Queer, isn't it, that the time
honored suspender button joke has
been so long in setting inventors at
work to do away with the treach
The first one hundred pairs Of
these new "Buttonless Suspenders"
to reach Corvallis are at Nolan &
Callahan' siow so you can buy a pair
tomorrow and be one of the first
one hundred pioneers to tell your
grand-children when you are bald
and gray that you remember the
day when trpuser buttons were cut
off forever. Price 50 cents.
Chief of Police.
- I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of chief of police st
he coming city election to ;be held May
16,1904 and if elected will endeavor to
see that the laws are enforced to the
best of my ability. .
;'' Lee Henkle.
67 acres farming land, six milfs from
Ccrvallis, one mile of railroad aDd scbool
on county road with mail route, well
feHced, running water, no buildings,
price $2,000. Address owner,
Big Meeting at the Court House It was
in Behalf of Local Option.
A big meeting in the interest of
the pending local option law was
held at the court house Thursday
evening. The room was packed
with people who went to hear the
subject discussed by Prof. R. W.
Kelsay, formerly a member of tte
laculty of Pacific College at New
berg, and to hear the singing bv a
trio of male voices, at the head of
which, was Eugene Knox, the
well known impersonator who re
cently appeared at the college with
the Knox-Kantner male - quartette.
The address was given in sections,
interspersed with local numbers.
The performers at the meeting are
touring the state in the interest of
the local option laws and it is said,
are to keep up the work until elec
tion day. The party has juSt re
turned from Eastern Oregon, where
at the meeting Thursday night, the
speaker declared there is a strong
movement in favor of the proposed
Fine display of trimmed hats,
latest styles in trimming and milli
nery novelties, Tuesday, March
29 and 30. You are cordially invi-'
ted to call and inspect.
Mrs. C. A. Gould.
; Corvallis, Oregon,
My Spring Display.
My sprint; display of fine millinery of
goods will be ready for your inspection
March 3ist instead of March 25th, if it
rains1 pitchfork points foremost,
Mrs. J. Mason.
Notice to Creditors. -
Notice is hereby given to all persons that the
Tin-ierhigDed hag been duly appointed admin
Jst Ttor of the estate of Eraily A. Wright, ie
ctntsed, by the County Court of the State of Ore
gon, ior Benton County; All persoDS having
claims aeainst snirt estiite of Emily A. Wright,
deceased, are hereby requiied to present the
same with, the proper vouchers duly verified as
bv law rtqvired within six iBOnthfl of the date
hereof, to the undersigned at his liome on
Beaver Creek, or to C. W . Davis at hts office,
in Philomath, Benton. Coauty, Oregon.
Dated March 23, 1!)04. . ' s
JOHS M. WRIGHT.
Administrator of the estate ot Emily
EMERY'S" ART i
Somtfa .Main St., CorvaMiSj Ore.
CarboD, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
i : y
O. A. C. ATHLETIC AND SCENIC VIEWS.
Art Calendars. Sofa Pillow Covers, .
And 'other Photographic Novelties.
Do you -wish to chcose from an elegant line
of NeHee Shirts, in plain, colored, figured, and
open worjk.ffor Spring wear ? Come in and see
a large assortment at "
75c. $1.00, $1.25, $1.50.
"Seeing is believing."
We are closing out our All Wool Underwear
$1.50 Lamb's Wool, Extra Quality, for $1.12
1.25 " Guaranteed.... 88
Bargains also in Men's and Boys' Clothing.
A complete new line of Men's "Kingsbury"
Hats in all styles.