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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1904)
Official Paper of BentM Comity.
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PEACE REIGNS NOW.
Sown at Vineyards Father-in-law
and Groom Shook Hands in
Peace reigns down at the Vine
yard farm, where there was of late
visions of tragedy and death. The
belligerent father-in-law was arrest
ed and brought to town Tuesday
. on the complaint of his new son-in-law.
Before Justice Holgate, the
father-in-law acknowledged that he
had, while in a violent temper,
said some things that ought not to
have been said. Thereupon, the
court gave the hostile parties a
fatherly, talk, counselling peace,
moderation, and a happy family re-
' lation. The advice did not fall on
dry ground or heedless ears, and
there and then, Mr. Rhodes and the
; husband of his daughter agreed to
let the dead past bury its dead, and
peace was declared. They shook
hands over the bloodless chasm,
and with the bride and groom the
course of true love now runs
Commenting on the Jules Wal
ters company atCordrays this week
the Portland Journal made the fol-
' lowing comment in the course of
an article on he play: Alter a
decade of usefulness, Jules Walters'
vehicle, "Side Tracked," pulls up
for a week's engagement at Cord
ray's theatre, as bright and breezy
and as fll of fun and amusement
-as ever. There is not an idle mo
ment during the entire performance
. from the time the tramp steps from
his side door Pullman, until the
curtain falls and the villain's pur
poses have been foiled.
"It is to laugh" is the way the
"Dutch" comedian announces his
appearance, and the fact is that all
the audience is kept in continual
roars throughout the show. The
character of the "American tramp"
is of Walters' creation and be is
one of the be?t exponents of the
nerve of the genus hobo before the
All of the specialty business in
which the show abounds is clever
and up-to-date. Wallers makes an
impression with a number of old
time songs that have been spruced
up in various ways. ' Louise Llew
ellyn who in the show is known as
Bessie Reynolds, the lunch counter
girl, has an excellent voice Ade
laide Walters and Mis3 Llewellyn
sing an operatic duet.
Thus Corvallis has the statement
of tbe Portland Press and the assur
ance that this play will be one that
will merit patronage. The advance
man authorizes the management to
say that if people are dissatisfied, at
the end of the first act they can get
their money back.
If you don't go Tuesday evening
you will wish you had.
Is Valued at Orer Four Millions New
Assessment Roll The Footings.
At the county clerk's office, the
lootings of the assessment roll have
been completed. They show a to
tal taxable property this year of
$4,390,450, or $53,705 more than
the aggregate of last year. The
total valuation of property in real
ity is less this year, because from
the total of last year $220,055 in
exemptions was deducted, while
this year no exemptions are allow
ed. A feature of the footings is the
, almost total absence of circulating
medium. Of money, there is ap
parently a great scarcity among our
people. Monroe precinct is with
out a dollar. In the four Corvallis
precincts and one in Philomath,
making five in all, there is only
$23,660 in cash. In all the rest of
the county, there is only $9,035.
In all the county, there is only
$32,695. This is, st least, thecon
. dition , according to the figures on
the new rcll.
Of other items in the assessment,
the figures are: Tillable land,
63,586 acres, assessed at $1.483, 3 10;
non-tillable land, 275,126, worth,
$1,126,550; improvements on lands
$274,205; town lots, $338,415; im
provement on lots, $324,220; im
provements on lots not deeded or
patented, $1,325; railroad track.
$124,730; rolling stock, $12,180;
steamboats, engines and manufact
uring machinery, $10,255; mer
chandise and stock in trade, $150,
,900; implements, wagons and car
riages, 61,285; notes and accounts,
$95i6S5; shares of stock, $26,285;
household goods, jewelry, etc, !
$78,700; horses and mules, 2,337, !
valued at $86,340; cattle, S.577, j
worth, $101,235; sheep and goats. !
30,613, worth, $54,650; swine, J
2,349. worth, $7,485. '
HIS NECK BROKEN.
Fatal Fall of Clarence Smith From his
Wagon His Funeral Yesterday.
Clarence Smith, son of Mrs. Ann
Smith, and a grandson of the late
Greenberry Smith, fell from his
wagon while passing np Main
street Thursday night, and'was in
stantly killed. The accident hap
pened about eisrht o'clock, and the
fall wa so fatal that it is not be
lieved the young man moved after
he struck the ground. Dr. Charles
Lee reached the spot within a few
minutes afterward and found, life
already extinct. The body was
carried to the home of his sister,
Mrs, John Hays, and his mother,
Mrs. Ann Smith, who had just
started for a visit in Southern Ore
gon was summoned by phone from
Albany. The funeral occurred
from the mother's home at 10
o'clock yesterday morning.
Mr. Smith had just started for
his home a couple of miles south
of town when the accident happen
ed. He had hauled gravel all day
and in the evening had stabled his
team temporarily in the Vidito
livery barn. About eight o'clock
he called for his team, and after it
had been bitched up, he mounted
the wagon and drove away. On
the wagon was a gravel bed, and
the young man stood on this as he
drove along. He turned the corn
er at the First National bank, and
started south on Main street. Near
Schick's barber shop, for some un
known reason, the driver lost his
balance, and fell. The figure struck
the ground violently and never
moved. The neck had been brok
en by the falL The body rested
on one side facing the East, with
the head slightly, bent forward.lt
lay lengthwise of the street. A
single dusty place on one shoulder
was observable, as though that was
the spot on which the body had
struck the ground. The hones,
as soon as they learned that no
driver held the reins broke into
full speed and ran away.
But few people were on the street
when the accident happened. Two
men stood talking in front of Hodes
Bakery as the . team approached.
They were George Tharp of Alsea,
and John Hammersley. They
are perhaps the only men who saw
Smith fall. Mr. Hammersley said:
"I was standing with a companion
in front of Hodes' bakery. I saw
Smith round the corner at the
bank and turn into Main street,
coming south. He was driving in
a good trot, and standing upright
in the wagon. One leg apparently
leaned against the side of the bed.
When the team was nearly in front
of the bakery, the driver appar
ently made a move to stop. ,The
horses slackened their pace per
ceptibly, as if about to come to a
halt! They were then twenty feet
perhaps, from the pavement. At
the same moment, Smith fell. His
fall was backward and . outward
towards the opposite side of the
street. The horses leaped immed
iately forward, and my companion
sprang to stop them. I hurried at
once to the side of the fallen man,
and reached the spot in time to see
him give one gasp, which was
probably his last. He lay on his
left side with his head partly under
his shoulder. He did not move
a id was probab'.y dead when I
reached him. A crowd soon began
to gather, and after a time the
body was placed on a litter and car
A large number of neighbors and
friends of the family and ' of the
dead young man attended the fu
neral, which occurred at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning, The service
was conducted by Dr. Thompson,
ot Independence, Several hymns
were rendered by Mrs. Lake and
Miss Spangler, and the offering of
flowers was enough to over-spread
the newly made mound with a
mantle of beauty. After the funer
al ceremony, a long procession
wound its way to Crystal Lake
cemetery, where the interment oc
curred. The deceased was 28
years of age, and was a native of
Benton county, where his life from
babyhood to death, was spent.
The surviving members of the
family are the mother, Mrs: Ann
Smith, and a sister, Mrs. John
Hayes. The father died several
years ago.' The family has the deep
sympathy of many friends.
Will arrive for the fir6t time this
season at Zieroli's today, and will
be received each weak on Saturday
thereafter. Phone your orders.
Thursday, a black and white
spotted pointer about six months
of age. Information leading to
recovery will be - rewarded and
should be left at the office of Yates
& Yates. t f
School books and school supplies
of all kinds at Graham & Wells.
FOOTBALL AT EUGENE.
University Men ara at Work New
' Material on the Ground.
Speaking of football at. Eugene,
the Register says: The practice so
far has conSsted of catching punts,
falling on the ball, -running around
the' track and such preliminary
practice. Saturday the coach is
expected, and an attempt is making
to have the men in readiness to
begin light scrimmage' work in or
der that some degree of perfection
may be acquired in team work by
October 8th, when the first game
As yet the squad is small, and
the football crank who is Inclined
to ba pessimistic may see the mak
ing of a poor team; but to compare
the material that is reporting for
practice now with that of formef
years is to see that excellent ma
terial is in the university this year.
The competition for end and back
field positions will be sharp, as will
also be the case tor the three cen
ter positions. But two big tackles
of the kind that play will add much
to the strength of the team. Some
big active men are on the field,
however, and it is expected that
"Dick" Smith will develop two
Word has been receivedhat the
alumni team is perfected, and will
be in Eugene about October 5th to
do some training before facing the
college men. The strength of the
graduate eleven is not known; but
a strong list of players has been
received. Such men as Coleman,
Eastland, Payne,. Watts, Scott,
Thurston, Goodrich, Jakway and
Angel will be in the line np. :
List of Olaims Ordered Paid at Septem
ber Term of County Conrt. tf
The following bills were allow
ed by the county court at its reg
ular Sept. term A. D. 1904, to wit:
Corvallis Cazette printing $ 12 50
H L French expense state fair 90 00
H L Bnsh salary assessor 876 55
Corvallis Gazette stationery 450
Corvallis Times printing 9 50
Glass &Prudhommestation'y 1498
P S T & T Co telephones 355
W R Hansell sawing wood 50
D Woodward wood c h 8475
J D Wells janitor 40 00
M Swick wood c h - 18 00
City of Corvallis light expense 25 00
O V White teach examination 13 50
N Tartar " . 13 50
G R Farra deputy health offi
cer ' 5 00
S N Wilkins depmty health offi
cer 12 OO
E Bennett Co health officer 10 25
Mrs D Huggins care poor 93 00
G E Lilly house rent poor 5 50
Aug Weber gravel 5 00
C W Price road work . 3 50
City Transfer Co " 10 00
J T Phili ps road supplies 1 50
Vidito Bros team hire 8 00
R M Gilbert bridge work 67 25
J J McDowell " 25 50
CE Banton " 12 50
A Wilhelm & Sons lumber 45 98
David Perrin " 25 50
G E Knapp bridge work 23 00
Benton Co L Co lumber 5 04
Walters & Son - 26 03
Pedee Lumber Co " 82 71
T A Jones fees Co surveyor' 19 50
Bruce Burnett road work 7 50
H M Flemmiog donation dist -v
No 2 15 00
D B Farley donation dist no 1 5 93 00
Claire Holgate wit pros atty. 1 50
Ruby Dilly ' - 1 50
Scott & Pugsley mdse email
pox patient 6 60
W L Wgod nurse small pox
patient 27 50
S N Wilkins deputy health ,
officer 5 00
R O Loggan attend small pox
patient 21 50
Combs expense pauper 6 00 1
E M Dodele expense graveling
road 219 75
E M Dodele reimburse
road money 78 00
J E Michael run ferry 46 75 j
W A Jolly sal com 14 80
Peter Rickard " 8 40
Attest: Victor P. Moses, Clerk.
Notice to Taxpayers. .
Notice is berebv given that the
County Board of Equalization for
Benton County, Oregon, will attend
at the office of the county clerk of
Benton coUDty, state of Oregon, in
the county conrt houee in said
county, on Monday the 26th day
of September, 1904, and continue in
seesion one week, at which time
they will publicly examine the as
sessment roll of said Benton county
state of Oregon, for the year 1904,
and correct all errors in valuations,
descriptions, or correct qualities of
land, lots or other property. All
persons interested are required to
appear at tbe place and time above
S. L. Bush,
Assessor of Benton county, Ore.
Dated this 8th day of Sept 1904.
MEETS NEXT WBEK.
In Corvallis Church Convention
Manv Delegates to Attend. .
Membership of the - Christian
church lrom abroad will be in evi
dence in Corvallis next week. The
occasion is the district convention
of the church, ' which will be in
session Monday and , Tuesday in
the local church. -The program is
as follows: -
" MONDAY AFTBENOON. 1
C. W. B.' M. Session. '
2:15 Address of Welcome; Mrs.
G. V. Skelton, Corvallis.
Response Mrs. Ella Erskine,
2:30 "With the Tibetans . in
Tent and Temple," a review,
Mrs. T. S. Handsaker, Cof
vallis. 2:45 Symposium: ' How to Se
. cure a Large Attendance at the
, C. W. B. M. Meetinge, Mrs.
Cora M. Bower, Albany.
How to mke the Programs In
teresting, Mrs. J. C. Proebstal,
Corvallis. - -
How to Enlist the Women of the
Church, Mrs. J. W. Howard,
3:15 Junior Hour, Mrs. Helen
3:45 Help those Women, W.B.
Henderson, Albany. '
4:00 The C. W. B. M. an im
portant factor in the church,
Clark Bower, Albany.
7:30 Song and Praise service.
8:00 Address, J. J. " Evans, cor
responding secretary, O. C. M.
8:30 Devotional. - - j
8:50 Evangelizing in Fifth Dis
trict, Jesse M. Hunter, Eugene.
9:10 Plans and Prospects, Dis
cussion led by T. 8. Hand
- - saker, Corvallis.
10:00 Relation of District work;
and State work, J. J. Evans,
10:30 Business Hour.
Sunday School Session.
2:15 Increased Attendance a t
the Sunday School,
(a) Relation of Superintendent
to an .Increased Attendance,
Supt. Albany Sunday School.
(b) Relation of Teacher. F. E.
(c) . Relation of Pastor, J. P.
2:45 Personal work in the Sun
day school, F. D. Cornett. Al-
Christian Endeavor Session.
3:ooThe C. E. a Spiritual train
ing bchool, J.J. Mouser, Al
bany. 3:I5 Systematic and proportion
- ate Giving, A. A.- Berry, Mon
mouth. 3:30 What is a Successful Social?
, Lucy Munson, Harnsbnrg.
3:45 Business hour.
Report of committees.
Election of officers.
7:30 Song aind praise service.
8:00 Sermon, "Reward of Serv
ice, A. A. -Berry, Monmouth
Vetch, clover, oats, wheat and timothy
hay, 100 cords of grab oak wood sawed
in 16 inch lengths, order early before the
after harvest advance prices. One fresh
Jersey cow. Can order from Corvallis oa
I am Here
For quick and safe delivery. Call on
John Lenger, Phones 483 or 306.
W. I,. Douglas 3 and $3.50 fine mem
shoes-best in the world. - Nolan & Cai-
Say, Do You Like
To read good books? We have
jnst received 500 volumes of choice
reading from Chicago which we will sell
at prices that are right. ,
Graham & Wells,
Druggists & Booksellers.
, 50 boys suits at 25 and 50 cents
on the dollar at Kline's,
Lost, strayed or stolen, black and
white Llewellyn setter dog, about
three years old: left Corvallis about
1 st of June, goes by the name ot
Mack, has ecar on hind leg, made
by barbed wire; I will pay $10.00
reward for information leading to
the recovery of the dog.
M. P. Burnett.
To Piano Pupils
I, am now ready to resume work
for the winter, and will be glad to
meet pupils at my home on Third
street, Mary Cauthorn-
HOT THE ORDINARY KI1ID!
The Men's and Young Men's Suits and
Overcoats we are showing is not the or
dinary kind, they represent the finest
ready-to-wear c&thing in the land. But
seeing; is believing; when you see them
you will think as we do about them.
. Don't buy your Fall and Winter Suit
or overcoat uutil you have seen our line.
II JJ AT. ATT?.
1 1 -r T-i a cvniVk
better nabiscos of all flavors in stock.
Mail Telephone or send your order to
This week to write up a
to show you our Bid StOCk
pa per,' mouldings, window shades etc.
We have also recently purchased of J. D. Mann & U
their entire stock of second
tinware and very cordially
WE LEAD BUT
We have now the largest
in this city or Benton county.
THE HOUSE FURNISHERS.
F YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL
good bargains in stock,
Ranches, write for our special list, or come and
see us. We shall take pleasure in giving you all
the reliable information you wish, also showing
you over the country.
AMBLER & WATERS.
"Real TfatsiTA Tificm anrl TnflnraTtp.n
g Corvallis and Philomath, Or.
Our Olives all kinds. Our
Pickles Tall kinds.! But
stoP tr7 them, you'll want
Our candies are fresh
and delicious. If you
don't believe it try our
30c a lb. French candy
When you entertain,
do it proper. Our line
of fancy cakes, cookies
and wafers could be no
big ad, but we are not too bd
of furniture, carpets, w
band goods, granite at
invite your inspection of
stock owned by any one fi.
Call and see us and be cd
grain, fruit and poultry