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Vol. XVII.-No. 37.
CORVALLIS, OREGON;: NOVEMBER 26; 1904.
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THE EASTERN WAR
JAPANESE ARE AGAIN LIKE
LY TO ADVANCE..
Kuropatkin Will Not Take the In
itiative 'Has the Best'; of It
Now Japanese is Strong
ly Reinforced and Con- ..p
ditions more Fav
- . orable. :
St. Petersburg, Nov. 24. Appear-
ances again point to the possibility
of a big battle SOUth ,T)f Mukden.
The Japanese according to an offi-ero
cial report, nave received a severe
setback in the, vicinity of Smtsin-
sin, in which direction they were
apparently attempting to execute a
wide turning movement. The opin
ion here scarcely believes it possi-
bio that the two great . armies can
winter less than a rifle shot -distant
from each. other, though the heavy
defenses on each side make it ex
tremely difficult for either to assume
the offensive. .
It is believed, however, that if the
deadlock ia to be broken General
Kuropatkin will let Field Marshal
Oyama take the initiative, as the
Russians have the better of the
present position, namely, a strong
line of defense and Mukden behind
them, making satisfactory winter,
quarters, where the Russian rein
iorcements are now accumulating
for an advance next.: spring. The
Japanese also are being strongly re
The rivers are sufficiently frozen
to permit of the . movement of ar
tillery and commissariat trains, so
that the country, actually is better
adapted to a Japanese advance
than during the summer.
London, Nov. 23. A dispatch
from Tokio to the Standard reports
increasing desertions from the Port
Arthur Garrison into the Japanese
lines, the stories the deserters tell
indicating the demoralization of
the Russian defenders The same
correspondent says the Russian de
fenders on the eeafront of Port Ar
thur no longer fire 'oh the approach
of the Japanese warships.
A Japanese correspondent writ-,
ing to the Morning ' Post, betrays
growing anxle'ty concerning the
Russian second Pacific squadron,
which ' probably is due to ' the
strength of Port Arthur's resisting
power, tie points out the incon
sistency of Egypt in ' permitting
Vice-Admiral Rojestvensky's ships
to coal when notgoing to a Russian
port, compared with the refusal of
such facilities when the Spanish
Admiral, Camara, wanted to take
the battle ship Palayo by. the Suez
route six years ago, and maintains
it is great Britain's business to com
pel Egypt to maintain neutrality
in tha present case.
The Daily Telegraph's correspond
ent at Port Said says the Russian
warships when berthed will be com
pletely isolated fro n other shipping
and that they will be allowed to
take on water' and provisions, but
the correspondent adds it is still
doubtful whether they will be per
mitted to coal, the authorities 88 ru
ing to be undecided on that point.
Copenhagen - telegrams report
that the supplementary detachment
of the Russian second Pacific squad
ron is still detained at Skagen by
London, Nov. 23. The Japanese
according to a dispotch from Che
foo t the Chronicle, are reported
to have captured the British steam
er Tung Chow, laden with $0,000
cases of canned meat for Port Ar
Tokio, Nov. 23. Army I head
quarters yesterday received the fol
lowing telegram from Manchuria
"On Monday, November 21, in
the morning, our detachment ad
vanced toward Weilzuku north of
Sclenchuang, and attacked and oc
cupied the enemy's bivouacking
- "Subsequently a superior force of
the enemy gradually pressed our
lef flank and rear. Receiving rein
forcements, -we drove the enemy
towards Chenholin at 8:30 a. m.
"The enemy's strength was about
600 infantry and 300 cavalry, with
four guns. -
"The enemy left four dead bodies
on the field. We took six prisoners
as well a3 spoils, including rifles,
entrenching tools, ammunition, etc.
"Our casualties were Lieutenant
Inpnye killgd and 23 men killed- or
wounded. I , : '-' . -
- ! -Tokio, Nov.23.t-A telegram from
V- e headquarters of the Japanese
third -firmy; besieging Port Arthar,
Bays: - "On Monday night, Novem
bsr 21, the enemy made a -counter
attack on onr force in front of -the
the North fort of the eastern group
of forts on Kekwan Mountain The
attack was repulsed. " -
Portland, Nov. 23. Burglars got
little In return for their labors last
night, when they broke into the sub
urban postoffiqe at Hillsdale, carted
I a 500-pound safe a distance of 5oo
',, nhtained tools (mm tho Snnth.
Pacific EectioD house, blew the
safe open and secured 50 cents in
coppers and old coins.
There is no clue to the robbers
except that tracks of a No. 7 and a
No. 9. shoe were- left in the soft
earth about the' spot wheie; the
wrecked safe was left.' Before mak
ing their escape the cracksmen took
five boxes of cheap cigars,
Washington, D. CT., Nov. 21.
Ever since the inception . of gov
ernment work looking toward the
reclamation of the arid lands by
means of irrigation, numerous
bands of swindlers have been busi
ly engaged in victimizing home
seekers who are interested in the
various reclamation projects under
taken by the government.
The recent activity of these "loca
tors" in Oregon and the fact that
they are meeting in a certain de
gree "with ' success, is a source of
great surprise in view of the - num
erous warnings issued by Federal
officials. It should be clearly un
derstood that oaly a relative small
portion of the area ultimately to be
irrigated under the Malheur project
is unpatented, and that it is not
possible that any of the land under
the project can be watered inside of
two years, so that any homesteader
filing on land now will find it very
cimculi to comply with the home
stead law. " Any such entry on
which the terms oi , the law are not
fully complied with will be almost
certain to be successfully contested
by other settlers when the proper
time arrives to take up the land.
It has been called to the atten
tion of the Department that for a
consideration of - from $50 to $100
these "locators'-' guarantee to place
settlers upon the - best irrigable
lands under the irrigation works,
while the fact is that the govern
ment engineers themselves do' not
have the final approval of the loca
tion of the canal lines, and the
stakes marking the lines run for
estimates will be no indication of
the line upon which construction
will finally occur.
Settlers who make filings based
on the information received from
these swindlers will not lose the
money paid out, but are liable la
ter to find the lands are not includ
ed in the Government's proposed
system. When the proper time
comes for throwing open to entry
the lands under the Malheur or any
other of the great irrigation works,
the Secretary of the Interior will
give due notice through the public
press. Until such announcement
it will not be safe for settlers to lo
cate upon these lands.
New York,. Nov. 23. The most
expensive single garment yet worn
to an opera is Mrs. Adolph Lewis-
eohn's. 28,000 sable coat. Some
who saw the $28,000 coat affirmed
that is is the moat expensive single
garment in the world. This, how
ever, furriers say, is hot strictly
One leading tradesman said to
day that he was engaged in a trans
action for a $3l,ooo coat. He said
his customer had not been willing
to go abova $27,000, but that it was
impossible for her with the coat she
wanted, exclusive of the work in
making, for less than $31, 000
Mrs. Lewisohn refuses to
have anything to say regarding the
garment. She is the , wife of
When Mr. Whitney began his
work at the fair a month ago, he
fonnd the ground everywhere hon
eycombed with the borings of the
moles. He has already u;ed et
least a thousand cartridges, and
will probably have to use as many
more, but when he has completed
his work there will not be a mole
hill on the Exposition grounds.
SHERIFF'S SALE. '
" , Notice is hereby given that by virtue of
a' warrant issued out of the county court of
the state of Oregon, for the .county of Ben
ton, to the sherlS of said county, directed
and delivered, and dated October 17th, 1904,
commanding the said sheriff to collect the
taxes as shown- to be delinquent on the tax
roll for the year' 1903, charged to said de
linquents thereon, and if necessary to sell
the several articles of personal or parcels
of real: property upon which such taxes are
i : - . n. i .. n. . '
ic ran, k iuiiu in mil i ii.-L.
Said delinquent - taxpayers, the amount of
taxes and the penalties and the several par
cels of real property are described .as fol
lows, to-wit: : - ' . - - - - -
Beuersdorft, - Annie East "half of
- southeast quarter of: section 34, ; .
township 10, range 6, 80 acres. . .$ 7.T6
Jennings, I. A. Beginning at the '
: southwest corner of section 25; run . . '
thence north 40 chains ; thence J ..."
-east- 5 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 5 chains to .
beginning. 20 acres, in section 25,'
- township 10, range 6. '.. .. . .;; - .96
Richardson. S. East half of section
35, township 10, range 6, 320 acres 15.55
Strieker, Cornelia J. Southeast 7
quarter of southeast quarter, and
- 1 acre commencing at southeast
corner , of southwest quarter of
southeast quarter, running north 16 -.
rods ; 'thence west 1.0 rods ; thence
- south 16 rods ; thence east 10 rods
to beginning, section 22. township
10, range 7, 12 acres. 4.62
Gains, Richard Northwest quarter
of section 1& townshiD -10. ranee 7.
160 acres ,? 7,76
Hatnaway, u, Beginning at : soutn-. .
west eorner of southeast quarter of
southwest quarter of section 5:
township 11, range ' 7 ; run thence i
north 30 1-2 rods ; thence east 64
rods to river j meander down river -, .
rto section "line dividing sections 5 .
and 8; thence west to beginning,
section. 5. townshiD 11. range 7.
13.32 acres ; . .96
.Post, John Northeast quarter or
southeast quarter, except 1 -acre to 1
0.- B. Hamar, section 6, townshirr
11, range 7, 39 acres. ........... 7-00
Doke, E. M.; West half of southeast
quarter, except part sold, section -
16, township 12, range 7, 20 acres. -, -.96
McTv hinney, Margaret Southwest
quarter - of northwest quarter of
section -16, township 12,. range 7,
40 acre3 . .v . .v: .. 1,90
Ulancy, Feter West half of section
6, township 11, range 5, 320 acres. .18.60
Haskins, A. M. Northeast quarter of
northwest quarter . of - southeast "
. quarter; southeast quarter of .
-- northwest quarter - of southeast
quarter of. section 22, townshiD lo. .
range 5, 20" acres . .-. . .96
Ijowe, S. B. Northeast quarter of
southwest quarter ; northwest quar
ter of southwest quarter of section ..
7, township ranga 5, 79 acres. . 3.88
Rodgers, M. South half of section '
15, township 10,' ; range 5, 320
acres . . . . .. .- .v 18.60
Govoro, Walter Beginning at point
east 36.23 1-2 chains distant from
, f southwest corner- of donation land .
claim No. 79; section 43, township
10 south, range -3 and 4 west; run
thence east 6 chains ; thence north
10 chains ; thence west 6 ' chains ;
thence south 10 chains to begin-
. ning, section 36, township 10, range
4, 6 acres . .. .. . - 7.76
Foster, w. tt. Beginning at a point
which is north 82 1-2 degrees, east
cnains, and 86 degrees, east
31.54 chains from southwest corner
of claim - 37 ; run thence south 86 -degrees,
east 11.80 chains ; north
4.21 chains to south side of right
of way of W. V. & C. R. R. Co. ; "
thence southwesterly along said
right of way to beginning, section
1. townshio 11. range 4.. 7.37
Clark, -A. L. Southeast quarter of
northeast quarter, i east .half of
southeast quarter -of section 26.
townshiD 13. range 8. 120 acres. .. 8.15
tlrlckson, c. J. West half of south
west quarter, east half of southeast
quarter of section1 26, township 13,
range 7. 160 acres ;. 15.55
Ruble, O. J. Lots 1 and 2, section r
29, township 13, range 7 ; east half
of south half of donation land claim
No. 37, township 13, range 7, 120
Uorbus, J. C. Southeast quarter .of -
soutnwest quarter, south half of
southeast quarter,' northeast quar
ter of southeast quarter of section
34, township 13. range 6. 160
acres ..- 13.58
Uox, Anna Beginning at point south
89 degrees 48 minutes, east 21
chains from point 19.15 chains west
25 links north of northwest corner
of section 3, township. 15 south,
range 6 west; run thence 89 de
grees 48 minutes, east 20 chains to
south boundary line of claim No.
46 ; thence north 30 chains on east .
boundary line of said claim ; thence
north 89 degrees 48 minutes - 20
chains; thence south 30 chains to
beginning; except. 40 acres sold to
J. D. Ward, section 34, township
14. range 6. 20 acres. .. . .. .. 1.90
Ueprge, Elzy rNorthwest quarter (80
. acres in Benton county), section
10. townshiD 15. ranee 6. 80 acres. -3.RR
vvnetstone, Asa An eighth interest
in nortnwest quarter of southeast
quarter, southeast quarter of north
west quarter, east half of southwest '
quarter of section 24, township 14,
range 7. 20 acres 1.55
coon, Thomas M. Southeast quarter
of southeast quarter of section 19,
,.- township 13, range 6 ; southwest
quarter of section 20, township 13,
range 6 ; northwest ' quarter of
northwest quarter of. section 29,
township 13, range 6, 240 acres. .. 29.12
barker, Minnie A. Northwest quar
ter of section 8, township 13, range
6, 160 acres . , 15.55
v lprut. Morns Lot 1 ; east half of
northwest - quarter of section 18,
township 13, range 6, 131 acres. . 12.70
ajiora, a. beginning at southwest
corner of lot 6 ; run thence north
40 chaius ; thence east to the river ;
thence south meandering. along the
river 40 rods ; thence west to be- .
ginning, section 31, township 14.
range 4. 19 acres ; 1.81
Hamilton, Jonn North naif of north-
, west quarter, except 18 acres, sec
tion 6, township 15, range 4, 62
Jackson, T. As South half of lot 5,
section 31, township 14, range 4,
19 acres 1.84
Mulkey, James A. Northwest quar-
. ter of section 22, township 13,
range 8, 160 acres 15.55
Chipmah, C. H. North half of north- -east
quarter, southwest quarter of
northeast quarter, '-southeast quar
. ter of northwest quarter of section
26, township 13, range 8, 160 acres ' 7.77
Hyde, C. L. Southwest quarter of
section 22, township 13, range 8,
160 acres 1555
Long, Francis I. South half, of
northwest quarter, north half of
southwest quarter of section 34,
township 12, range 7, 160 acres. . . 15.55
wheeler. George A; Northwest quar
ter of section 14, township 13,
range 7, 160 acres 15 55
Worthington, James W. West half
. of southwest quarter, south half of
northwest quarter - of section 28, '
township 12, range 7, 160 acres. , . 7.77
Watt. David Southwest quarter of
section 26, township 14, range 7,
160 acres ; 25 05
Peterson, John South half of south
half of section 8, township 15
range 7, 160' acres 15 55
Huguier. August Northwest quarter
of section 10, township 15, range 7,
160 acres 15 55
Palmer, William North half of south
. half of section 10, township - 15, -range
7, 160-acres. .. ; 15 55
Harris, W. & Southeast quarter of
section 20, township 13, range 6,
160 acres , . 15.55
Corvallis & Eastern Railroad Co.
Two -acres of land of that certain
tract conveyed to James Hamar bjr V.T
Joseph Newton and wife, by deed , . . ; ' i
bearing date June 20, 1885, 10- j
corded on page 5 -of Book S, and :
said as, acres lying to a strip ot . -.1
equal width along the south side " J
and parallel with the main tract of
.the -W. V. & C. R. R. ; from the - '
company road run through- said ;
premises in an easterly or north- - ' y
easterly direction to the north line . . " i
of said James Hamar's land, it j . ... (
being the north line of William
Pearson's- donation land claim .in ", '
section 28, - township 11 south, 'i
range 6 west, and said 2-acre strip , .' -lying
and being alongside ot and . - ;
adjoining the 60 feet right of way -conveyed
to said W. V. & C. R. R.
by Joseph Newton and wife, by
deed bearing date September 24, ,
1884, Book P, page 438, being on . -south
side of right of way, 2 acres, ;
section 2S. township 11.-ranee 6...
Beginning at point 61 feet west and 3 A
leet nortn of the west end of bridge
No. 70 on the central line of the ' ' '
tract of W. V. & C. t. R. Co., said
point being on the west line ot - ''
right of way of said railroad ; run ! ' i
thence north 46 degrees, east 53 - .. ;
feet to a stone set in the ground, it
being 25.50 chains south and 7.1T
chains west of the quarter section,
corner on the line between sections
22 and . 23, . township 11 south,
range 7 west; thence north 63 de-'
srees. 30 .minutes, west 869 feet to
a-- stone; thence following said
-north UnB .easterly to beginning, 97
acres, township 11, range 7, 97-100
Beginning at point in north fork of "T;i:
aiary s river Teet south of a
point on the central line of the W. v
V. & C. R. R., 184 feet east of west
end of bridge No. 70, It being on
the south line of rieht
iBaid railroad : thence following: said - -:
line westerly il,130 teet to a stone -set
in ground ; thence south 80 feet ...
to middle of north fork of Mary's
river; thence following middle of
said river down stream to begin- - '
ning, 1.84 acres, except tract lying' f
east of county road, township ll
ranee 7 - . : -
Beginning at stone heretofore re-
lerrea to on south line of right of
Way or said W. V. & C. R. R 946
feet west of thd west end of bridge
No. 70 and 30 feet south of central ;
liriA Af aniH railnnail 1
north. 79 degrees, west 1,160 feet to ' .
siuue ou saia soutn jine ot said ? -right
of way; then following said
. south line to beginning, 1.53 acres, :
'townshio 11. ranew7
Beginning at point on: north boundary
nue vl uiuim ko. 4d, townsnip n - . , -south,
range 4 west, said point-
being 13 chains east of southwest ' - -corner
of claim No. 64, said town-- ' 'r
ship and range, and run south 10
chains, east 17 chains, north 10
chains, west 17 chains to begin- '
ning, 17 acres, township 11, range
Beginning at northeast corner . of V
claim No. 46, township 11 south,
range 4 west; thence south along
the east line of said claim 492
feet ; thence along east line of right -
of way of W. V. & C. R. R., being - , .
30 feet to center of main line as '
now traveled; -north 53 degrees 15
minutes, east 2,000 feet to county
road leading from Corvallis to Al--!t" - ;
bany; south 64 degrees, east 1,260 t . '
feet; south 3 degrees, east 186
feet to southeast corner of claim "--No.
44 ; thence west 542 feet to be- .
ginning, containing 6 acres, town
ship ll, range 4, Book S, page- - '
Also all that tract of land occupied
aim usea as aepot grounds in City
of Corvallis, Oregon, and fully de-
scrioea in book 40, page 217, deed
records, and containing in said
tract 11.31 acres, section 2, town
ship 12. ranee 5
Lots 2 and 36, in block 1, in the City -
of Philomath, Benton county, Ore
gon ; fractional river lots N03. 1, 2,
3, 4, 5 and 6, in fractional block 4,
original town of Corvallis, Benton "
county, Oregon ; lots 1 and 2, in
block 2, in original town of Corval
lis, Benton countv. Oresron 40-1 rtff
Fischer, H. P. (heirs) All thai cer-
tain tract of land 60 feet wide com
mencing at and extending from the
line of donation land claim of J.
C. Alexander, the whole length of
mill race, through land of Alexan
der & Avery, to the grist mill on
Beginning at balm tree 12 inches in
aiameter soutn 17 1-2 degrees, east
80 links from the southeast corner
of said mill lei, and run south
42 1-2 degrees, cast 17 rods to the
edge of the Willamette river;
thence with river 24 reds to the
place of beginning, containing 3.90
acres, section 2, township 12 south, .
ranee 5 west i. -
Beginning at ccrncr ct what is known .
as mill lot cn ea-rt i.ao of land sold
by Joseph C. . Avey and wife to ;
Elizabeth H. Mercer; run thence
north 6.50 chains to Mary's river ; '
thence down Mary's river to the
Willamette rivnr nnri im nlnnv tha
line of low water mark of said
river to the above described mill .
lot ; south 42 1-2 degrees, west 4.25
chains to the place of beginning, -r .
containing .91 of an acre.
Beginning at Cottonwood tree at . '
vallis F mill, now owned by H. P.
Fischer ; run thence south 78 de
grees, east iH links; south 36 de
grees, west 1.75 chains; .south 52
degrees, west 1.20 chains; north 42
degrees, 30 minutes, east 2.37
ehains to place of beginning, con
tain in Ef .2R of an n-r vitinr O
townsbin 1 5 smith rnn pvi k uoct .
Beginninp . at northeast corner of
' claim No. .40, township 12 south,
range 5 ve.-t ; thence east- 19.23
chains. to Willamette river; thence
smith 1 T. f,"rrwti with lofJ- hint
(said river, up stream 5.36 links; .
thence wet 17.75 chains, north
. 5.13 chains lo place of beginning, - .
containing 9.7 acres, township 12, .
Beginning at southeast corner of
Job n son & Horning s survey on the
north boundary liue of Nicholson's
survey ; thence run east 3.70
chains ; thence north with Nichol
son's line 27.38 chains to the left
bank- of said Tiver; thence south .
27.02 chains to place of beginning,
containing 10 acres, township 12,
range 5 . . ; .1
Beginning 10.14 chains east of south
east corner of the J. C. Avery land
claim in township 12 south, range
5 west; thence run east 34.86
, chains to the left bank of the Wil
lamette river; thence with tuoander
of river down stream, north 19 de
grees, west 9.75 chains; north 49
degrees, west 6.50 chains: north 74
degrees, west 5 chains; south 27.38
chains; thence West 28.70 chains to
mouth of slough on west bank of
said river, down stream to a post;
thence south 11.50 chains to place -of
beginning, containing 124.28
acres, except 7.3 acres sold, 117.25
acres, township 12, range 5 -
Beginning in middle of old territory ,
road leading south from Corvallis
to Eugene City where the south
line of Avery's land claim crosses
said roadt thence 47.40 chains to
the southeast corner of said land
claim; thence north 12.20 chains
to the low water mark on the west
shore of the "Willamette river :
thence down along said low water
line of said river to a point 50
links north, 42 1-2 degrees east of
the southeast corner of said mill
lot, sold to B. W. Altru; thence
south 42 1-2 degrees, west along
the south line erf said mill tract
west 6.61 chains ; north 87 degrees,
west 1423 chains to middle of said
territorial road ; thence south 4 1-2
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