rt Gorvallis Times. Offldml Paper of Bentoa County. OOBTAIXI8. OBZGOX, ACQ 3, 1904. MOUNTAIN WATER. Mountain water for Corvallis is not an idle dream. Engineer Gates who has built and now owns more water works plants than any other man in the Northwest, declares that the outside cost of a system would be $50,000, and that it would be a good investment for the in vestor. The itatement is not that of a boomer or a visionary, ' but of a practical, substantial, well-informed expert in the water works busi ness. It was not made in private, or to a single individual, but pub licly, before the Corvallis common council, and the reputation of Mr. Gates is staked upon it. There is no question then on this one point, towit, that mountain water is with in reach of Corvallis, and would be a good investment. ' , Any reasonable thing a commun ity determines to have, it can get. As shown above, mountain water for Corvallis is not an unreasonable proposition. It is . a settled fact that it is not only , possible,, but that it is practical and would be profitable "It would be a profit able investment," says Mr. Gates The on!y question is, how to get It. Several ways are open. ist. There is enough idle money of de positors lying in the Corvallis banks to build two or three such systems, It is largely the money of . small holders, who cannot lend it, and do not use it. It is a hoard and draws no interest. If the owners of it could be made to see that a moun tain water system would, as Mr. Gatesdeclares.be a good invest ment, and give them a safe place, and a reasonable, even a small re turn for their money, they would build the system. , 2nd. There are solid, substan tial men in Corvallis who have money, employed and unemployed. Some of their employed money is in enterprises more hazardous, reuqir ing more'thqught, more personal at tention by farthan were it invested in the proposed water works. When they learn that a gravity water sys tem is a favorite investment with bankers, with men who seek safety and quietude for investment rather than hazard and bustle; when they are convinced, in , short, that the proposed system : will earn them money while they sleep, and grow old, they will supply the town with mountain water. 3rd. The present water com pany has part of a mountain water system already built. It has repu tation, experience ; and an estab lished business, that ought to . en able it to enlist sufficient outside capital to change the source of sup ply from the Willamette to the mountains. When it learns that the people propose to have moun tain water, and no other, the pres ent company will put in the sys tem. . 4th. If nobody else mill build it, the people of Corvallis can birUd it themselves. THE TROUBLE IT MADE, i A Sew ins Machine Was Bought, and Sold, and Then Shanghaied. This is a brief tale about a sewing machine, a sewing laachine agent, and the trouble the have been to certain Corvallisites. It in volves Mr. Abbott of the big feed barn, Mrs.' Humiston, recently ar rived from Fayette, Iowa, both of whom were victimized, and G A. Price, a sewing machine agent, who operated in Corvallis daring the past winter and spring. . Price is the man who has victimized the others. . ' ' Price represented the Singer sew ing' machine people in Corvallis. He fell into the debt of Mr. Abbott for horse feed to the "amount of $?4 45. He represented tht he had no money to pay with, and finally persuaded Abbott to take in remuneration a 1 45 dollar sewing machine tor $25 In the transact ion, he exhibited what purported to be authority from the Singer people at the nwer figure. So. the trade wa made, but instead ot a clear bill of sale, a lease arrange ment was given Abbott as his cer tificate of title to the property. This happened several months ago' After that, Abbott sold the ma chine to Mrs. Humiston for $25 in cash. He also applied .to Price for a receipt for the purchase: price of the machine, as agreed-upon, the debt Price owed the stable man, plus cents which Mr.: Abbott tendered, going in cancellation of the purchase price. But Price wouldn't, and didn't give the re ceipt. ! The sequel to it all is that the other day. Price, dnring her ab sence,' entered the residence of Mrs Humiston on Main street, tore the upper works out of the sewing machine, and leaving the table por tion behind, disappeared with the more valuable part. ' He went with it hastily to the river, entered a boat there and rowing across, took a waiting buggy, and : disappeared down the Albany road, driving at great speed. What Mrs. Humis ton has as her part of the trans action is the damaged sewing ma chine table. What Mr. Abbott has is a deep conjecture as to where he is to get off in the mixup, What Price has is the valuable upper works of the machine, a bad repu tation for business and a clear title to trouble when he next comes to to ... HAS SMALLPOX. For Sale. Vetch, tflover, oats, wheat and timothy hay, 100 cords of grub oak wood sawed in 16 inch lengths, order early before the after harvest advance prices. One fresh Jersey cow. Can order from Corvallis on telephone. L.L. Brooks. ' Excursion Rates to Yaquina Bay. On June ist, the Southern Pacific Co, will resume eale of excursion tickets to Newport and Yaquina Bay. Both sea Bon and Saturday to Monday tickets will be sold. This popular resort is growing in favor each year, hotel rates reasonable and the opportunities for fishing, hunt ing and sea bathing are unexcelled by any other resort on the Pacific Coast. .W, E. Coman, Gen, Passenger Agent. Portland and Return. Only 3.co. - The southern pacific is now selling round trip tickets to Port land from Corvallis for it, good coin Saturday p. m, or any train on Sunday returning Sundsy and Monday givin ail c3 Eunoay in ronlcnd. The sam 1 atrerecirent orplies fcrm rortlar.deiv, Blackledge keeps large assortment. Si Bradley, the Southern Pacific Sec tion Foreman Is in Pest Honse. The pest house is occupied again. The victim is Si Bradley, the Southern Pacific section foreman, and he has smallpox. The case was reported to the authorities on Saturday, and the patient was at once, quarantined. - Mr. Bradley had then felt somewhat indisposed for several days, but had. no sur mise that his ailment was smallpox He roomed in the Hemphill build ing, east across the street from Graham & Wells drug store, and boarded at Thrasher's, . and at both places there were numerous expos ures. At both also, there has been a wholesale vaccination of those who were exposed, and sore arms will soon be numerous about town. Mr. Bradley's case is of the us ual mild type incident to this latter day smallpox. The main symptom has come to be the breaking out, which largely accounts for the fact that it is so often that a case is well developed, and numerous exposures made before its character is detect ed. In view of this, it would be well for everybody who has a rash of any kind to consult a physician at once. Mr. Bradley's headquarters was visited yesterday as usual by Chief Lane, and the patient found to be as comfortable as it is customary for a man to be who is under quaran tine with smallpox. By "visited" it is not meant that the chief went inside, but that he hailed the place from a safe distance, and didn't stay long. , Fitzsimmons. The full-blooded Clydesdale stallion reg. Iso. 11013 can be found at Vidito Bros, stables Corvallis Oreeon. on each day of the week. Terms $12 to . insure live colt. For Sale. Sis good young cows. One registered Jersey Boll, five head of young stock, one good fanning mill, one good covered light wagon, one 2 horse power cross cut saw, one good broad-cast seeder will sow 40 acres per day, and numerous other ar ticles. All will be sold cheap. Time gi ven to all. Call and see me; yi mile East of ferry. C.H-Everett. 1 Iutlttd people a chance to visi' matting, INSTANTLY KILLED. ; - ", In Gasoline Explosion -B. J. Kelly. ' " Formerly a Corvallis Minister. . B. J. Kelly, well and most favor ably known in Corvallis, was kill ed in a gasoline explosion in Port land Saturday: He was for several years, pastor of the United Evan gelical . church in this city, for the promotion of which he was a faithful and indefatigable worker. During his pastorate, his wife came to her death in an accident scarcely less tragic than is that vby which Mr. Kelly has just lost his life. During the night, she - fell ; down the stairway of the unfurnished parsonage, and was instantly kill ed. He subsequently married again. The story of his death is thus told by the Oregonian: : : ' , "While cleaning and repairing a locomobile runabout at 6 o'clock last evening, in Kelly's automo bile livery, at the corner of Second & Salmon streets, B. J." Kelly, ; a brother Of the proprietor of the es tablishment pulled the plug from the gasoline tank and caused an ex plosion that resulted in his death at 10 o'clock last night. ;The force of the explosion was so great - that the man's body" was almost entirely stripped of clothes, and he was lit erally skinned alive from ; his chin : to his knees. 1 1 .. , A patron of the establishment re turned from a trip a lew minutes before six o'clock and ordered his machine cleaned and put in good 'order for a run today. B.' J. Kelly the brother of the proprietor who is an expert ' mechanic, ' at once started to carry out the patron's instructions. He had been working but a short time ' on the machine, when he" found it . necessary to empty the gasoline tank. No one who was in the livery at the fame is able to tell exactly how it hap pened, but it is supposed that as Kelly went to pull the plug from the tank he lit a match and held it too close to the tank. Suddenly there was an explosion that seemed to raise the building from the foun dations. The windows in front of the livery were shattered, and the noise of the explosion was heard two blocks away.' A crowd soon gathered to learn the cause. When the smoke cleared away the horrified men in the barn saw a wrecked auto and the form of Kelly lying 40 feet from the spot from where the automobile was standing when he started to clean j it "His clothing had been torn ' away, and blood flowed from every part of his body from the head to his knees. The skin had been torn into shreds and' in many places was entirely removed from the body. He did not even groan, and it was first thought that he had been in stantly killed. ' As soon as those in the barn had rushed to the injured man ' and found that he was still alive, a hur ry call was sent to Dr. : Tilzer and Dr. Richmond Kelly, who : admin istered first aid. Kelly's wounds were dressed as well as possible and an ambulance call was sent to St Vincent's hospital, where the in jured man was taken. . Mr. Kelly's brother was almost prostrateed last night as the result of the accident. . ; 'I do not know the cause,' '.he said, "as I was not watching him at the time. I knew that he had started to clean the machine, and I was busy doing other work. Sud denly there came an explosion that almost deafened ' me. I glanced around and saw a cloud of smoke where my brother and, the automo bile had been a minute before.1 I ran quickly up the room, and when the smoke cleared away I saw my brother lying about 40 feet away. I thought at first that ; he had been killed outright." , Dr.. Tilzer, who was the first physician to reach Kelly's side af ter the accident said last night that the injuries Kelly sustained were horrible. "The skin was completely torn from the body from the chin to the knees," said Dr. Tilzer. "The clothing had been torn away. I found a part of Mr. Kelly's cap, which he was wearing at the time of the accident, about 50 feet from where the body was lying, and the rest of the cap I . could not find, though I searched. It must have been blown further - away. The clothing was torn into shreds, and was lying all about the room. The greatest force of the explosion seemed to have bee about the man's chest." The automobile which Mr. Kelly was cleaning was completely wreck ed. Of the machine there remain ed nothing but a gnarled and twist ed mass of wood and metal. The floor was torn up about the place where the machine was standing, and flying fragments of the auto mobile narrowly missed others in the room. At St. Vincent's hospital every thing possible was done to save the life of the injured man, but the ef forts of the . attending physicians cf were or no avail, ana ne aiea at 10 o clock. CORVALLISITES ABROAD. Accepts a Fine Position Irving D. Burgh, Once of Carriage Factory. Most Corvallisites remember Ir ving D. Burgh, who was a factor in the re-organisation and owner ship ot the Corvallis Carriage fact ory, after .its first failure. ;: For the past five years he has been at la crosse, Wisconsin, , where he has been in charge of a large lumber and line establishment.. In a scare head article of a column's length, the LaCrosse ' Leader-Press tells of Mr. Burgh's acceptance of a prom inent commercial position at Duluth Minnesota. Among other things, the paper says: f 'The Duluth Lumber Company of which Mr. Burgh is to be mana ger, is one of the largest institutions in the northwest. It always car ries three or four million feet of lumber in its Duluth yards, and it does a large business in timbers from the state of Washington. . It is a large shipper on the lakes, and handles in Duluth the coal business of the Lehigh Valley Railroad com pany, which has immense docks at that point, particularly for the handling of hard coal. '. Mr. Burgh has been for five years one of our most public spirited citi zens He is a member of the board of trade, the progressive association 'and other organizations of business men, and he is a member, . of the LaCrosse Club and a number of social and fraternal, bodies! Both Mr. and Mrs; Burgh have been highly esteemed in LaCrosse ' so ciety. At their attractive residence on North Eighth street, they have been hospitable entertainers and they have a large circle of friends whose good wishes will go with them to their new home. . - i Notice to Contractors. Sealed bids for the construction ot a sewer through block I4 County Addition to Corvailis, will , be received till i o'clock, noon, July 30, 1904, at the office of police judge, said city , in accordance with ordinance No 16S and the plans and specifications therefore on file with said police judge. ; Alex Ren nie, TP. Avery, J. M. Cameron, "- Sewer Committee. If you try a pair you'll have the style, f it and dur ability of THE BEST. And you 'll get them at a price that is right ' L EXCLUSIVE DEALERS srsyi Remnant Sale! This is the season fgr closing out all short leng ths to rid ourselves of Summer goods and to make .room for new FalLstocks which are now arriving, so to make a dean sweep and to do it 7 quickly we have marked all remnants and broken lines regard less of cost. There are remnant of Dress good, Silks,. Wash Goods," Table Linens, White Goods, Towlings, Outing Flannels, Ginghams, Flannelettes Prints, Ribbons, Laces, Embroideries, Silkoleens, Muslins, Cretons, Curtain Nets Etc. Special: All our 25, 30 and 35 cent Wash goods at 19 cents. Some pretty shades for evening wear. Out new Dress Goods and Cloaks will arrive a bout Aug. 1st. Hence the rush to clean up Sum mer Goods. AM - IF - Dii t i I ; M - i V i We want your order for grocer- : ies, provisions, etc. . We furnish a nice box and do the packing tor you. ; Don't forget the place HODES' GROCERY. PHONE 483, CORVALLIS, OR. We M You 10 Big Op! Best That's Grown Is None Too Good. When you are drinking Coffee it is oar good fortune to hold the Sole Agency for the famous Chase & Sanborn High Grade Coffees We have all the grades from 2oo per pound to the highest priced. Coffee sold by this celebrated firm. Give Us a Trial Order for one of their Coffees and you will use it exclusively. P. HI. Zierolf Groceries, Grockery & Stoneware Agt. for Libby Gut Glass And see our immense stock of Furniture, Carpets. Mattings, Wall Paper, Etc before you buy. We have some elegant Bed Room Suits Sideboards, Chiffoniers and Book Cases At prices that will astonish you. If we , not what you want in stock, we can get it for you on the first train from Portland. Orders by mail will recieve prompt attention. Yours for Business, HOLLEHBERG & CM THE LEADING FURNITURE HOUSE Corvallis, Oregon. Go to Blackledge's New Furniture Store lor your camp outfit. Order Your Ice Cream From The Celebrated Sunset Creamery Company.. Highest price paid for Butter fat, Eggs etc. 281 ist Street Portland, Oregon. Phone Main 52. Bargains in B t alio in 1 im 1 H enberg & Cfidy's. Say, Do You Like To read good books? We have just received 500 volqmes of choice leading from Chicago which we will sell at prices that are right. Graham & Wells, Druggists & Booksellers. INDIGESTION. With its companions, heart bnrn, flatu lence, torpidity of the liver, constipation, palpitation of the heart, poor blood, head ache and other nervous symptoms, sal low skin, foul tongue, offensive breath and a legion of other ailments, is at once the most widespread and destructive mal ady among the American people. ' The herbine treatment will cure all these troubles. 50c bottle. Sold by Graham & Wortham. Get your camping outfits such as tents, cots and stools at Hollenberg & Cady's Bamboo furniture at Blackledge's new store. . ' . Blcakleige keepi all kinds of table Bird cages at Hollenberg & Cady.