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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1904)
Official Payer of Bentoa Gnaty.
JOBVAIXZB OBUOX, DEC 31, 190-1.
ARRESTED - MCHURRAY.
Thirty-Seven Finger Rings Found on
Him The Wuestfelt Burglary.
Chief Lane received advice Wed
nesday of the arrest in Portland of
McMurray, the man who was sus
pected of robbing the Wuestfelt sa
loon, some time ago. The Portland
officers found on McMurray' s per
son no evidence of a recent wound,
such as should have appeared if the
prisoner had been the man whom
Officer Osburn shot through a front
window while the thief crouched be
hind the saloon counter in search of
booty. They found, however, a
revolver, which for a time was sus
pected to have been the one stolen
from Charley Shenofield's room - at
the Occidental, but investigation
elicited the fact that it was not the
Shenofield weapon. In the absence
of any means of fastening the bur
glary on McMurray, the local au
thorities, after consultation with
Deputy Attorney Bryson determin
ed not to bring McMurray to Cor
vallis for a prosecution which ; for
lack of convicting evidence must
have resulted in an outlay of cost
with no chance of conviction, and
the Portland officers were so in
formed. When arrested, McMurray hadon
his person. 37 finger rings of vari
ous descriptions, a number: of silk
handkerchief's, mufflers and other
articles, all of which had undoubt
edly been stolen. In view of 'the
developments it is likely that the
identity of the midnight burglar at
the Wuestfelt saloon will remain
one of the unsolved mysteries of
the town's history.
The prohis, they have done it;
They voted, and they won it,
g(And now the're goia' to run it
So a man can't buy;
But our licker we'll be stealin',
And, you bet, we'll be a-reelin',
And they'll have a tired feelin',
When the town goes dry.
It's a mighty imposition "
When a feller is a wishin'
For bait to go a-fishin'
Without 'a place-to buy.
But our licker we'll be stealin'
And you bet we'll be a-ieelin' ,
And the Prohi'U be a-squealin',
When the town goes dry.
"Nettie, the News Girl."
In "Nettie, the News -Girl,"
which comes to the Opera House
January 6th. Lem B. Parker has
written what critics, managers and
the public have unanimously pro
nounced a great character play.
That it will receive a welcome com
mensurate with its promise is
known ahead from the demand for
seats, which has broken all previous
records, for the first local presenta
tion of so widely heralded a play as
"Nettie, the News Girl."
WINTER EXCURSION RATES.
To Yaquina Bay A rew Depart
ure on the S. P.
Recognizing a long felt want, and de
airing to give the public cheap rates
to the Coast in the winter as well aa the
summer, for persons who desire to see
the bounding billows in their wildest
moods and imbibe the pare ozone of the
winter air at the Coast, the Southern
Pacific In connection with the C. & E.
have placed on sale taking effect Not.
a; 1904, and continuing until March 31st,
. 1905.. from all points on their linesround
trip tickets to Yaqnina Bay at the, same
rate as during the summer rime. These
tickets will be sold on Wednesdays and
Saturdays only ana will De good lor re
turn sixty days from date of sale.
Mice Dr,nthorn's baths will be in oper
ation and anyone who desires a genuin
health resort anting the winter cannot
do better than to spend a month or so at
Similar tickets will be sold from Al
bany, Corvallis and Philomath and ' all
points on the C. & E.
'Full information as to rates, haggag
etc, can be obtained by applying to the
nearest S. P. agent or direct from W. E.
Coman, 6. P. A. S. P. Co Portland, o
Edwin Stone, Manager C. & E. Albany,
P. S. Through tickets to Portland are
sold by the C. & B- at Corvallis and by
the S. P., Portland, to Corvallis via Al
bany and the C. & E. at the same rate
as via the Westside, fa. 60. C. & E trains
connect at Albany with . the Albany.
Portland local both ways.
Work, washing, or bonsecleaning.
dress box 43, p. O., Corvallis.
Boxing gloves, punching bags,
end other things to delight the boys
- an Christmas day. Hodes , Pion
oergnn store. diy-im. .
Old Tear Goes out and Town Goes
Dry Saloons Preparing for ,.
At midnight, this Saturday night
the IOcal Option law goes into ef
fect. Just at the moment that the
old year dies, the doors of the four
Corvallis saloons will swing to for
the last time at least for the present,
and a dry town will be ushered in.
The next day will be Sunday, and
for a long time now it has been
usual for Corvallis to be dry on
Sundays. Ordinarily therefore,
from midnight tonight, until five
o'clock Monday morning, the sa
loons would be closed anyway, and
during that period, the new order
of things will not be in evidence,
. But at five o'clock Monday morn
ing it will be then that the old
soaker will feel a goneness. -. No
friendly bar will be open for the
early morning drinks that are wont
to make breakfast taste better. No
cosy room will be open all day to
shelter him from the winds of -winter,
and where he can , respond so
gracefully and willingly to the in
vite of the free-handed chap that
calls everybody up for a drink. For
him indeed, it will be a great
change, an unwelcome change after
five o'clock Monday morning. Cor
vallis wont look so bright under
the sun of the new year as it would
were the old "order of wet yet ' in
vogue. And there are others be
sides the old soak to whbm the new
condition will be unwelcome.
Apparently, no effort is to be
made by saloon men in Corvallis to
resist the law. Were resistance to
appear, it would probably be mani
fested Monday morning by some
saloon opening its doors as usual.
The proprietor would of course, be
promptly arrested and taken before
a justice of peace. The latter ofn-
cer is given the powers ot a cir
cuit judge in administering the Io-
cal Uption law. ine prisoner
would in all probability be prompt
ly fined $ 50 to $100. He could al
so be imprisoned, it , that,; were
not enough and he should continue
to keep his place open, subsequent
arrests and heavier fines could be
imposed, along " with incarceration
until it would get to be an expen
sive and most unpleasant business.
There might be an appeal to other
courts, but it is the .general opinion
of lawyers' everywhere that the law
is sound. - Two noted attorneys of
the state are said . to have framed
the law, and opinion, is general
that they" did their work so effect
ively that there is no chance to
break down the law in the courts.
Accordingly, local saloonmen are
preparing, it is said, to go out of
business. None of them have been
ordering supplies of wet goods
since the late election.' . Before that
they had largely reduced then
stocks. Some of them ran out of
some lines of beverages several days
ago. Most of them expect to be
practically sold out of business by
12 o'clock tonight. ' - .
A chance upon which some of
the liquor dealers may put reliance
is the legislature. Talk is that thei
solons when they get together at !
Salem might do something to upset
the Local Option plans. . It is pro
bable that, pending the session,
some of the local dealers will hold
themselves in position where they
could re-enter the business in case
of friendly action by the legislature.
None of them have so declared,
but that is believed to be the pur
pose in more than one instance. If
the legislature adjourns without
action the last chance for resump
tion of wet conditions would be cut
off for a couple of years.
It is the general belief that there
will be no studied attempt at a sur
reptitious dealing in intoxicants in
Corvallis. Many of those who op
posed the law take . the view that
the. best way. to get rid of it is to
enforce it strictly. A large con
tingent of antiQptionists will there
fore join with the optionists in in
sisting upon a thoroughly dry town.
Besides there is in Corvallis a large
element of people who believe from
principle that a law adopted by
the people themselves by a popular
vote is entitled to complete respect
and its requirements should be held
sacred by all good citizens. All
this makes strong public sentiment
that will bode no good to any who
should attempt to conduct an il
licit enterprise in intoxicants
:.' "Nettie tie News GirL" :
The above melodrama will be
seen at the Opera House, - Jan. 6.
The story of the play is said to be
decidedly away from the conven
tional, and one that will please all
classes. - The play is such that it
gives ample opportunity for a dis
play of stage craft and the result is
some of the most novel effects. The
scene on the East Side, almost un
der the Brooklyn Bridge and the
practical working of the boats are
particularly effective. -.- :
Mrs. Olive Dnderhfll Buried Sunday at
Cttshman Cemetery. ,
After an illness of two years,
Mrs. Abram Underhill died at her
home in Philomath at 9:20 o'clock
Saturdays evening.- ,The funeral
services were held at Cushman
cemetery at 1 o'clock Sunday, be
ing conducted by Rev. Louden,
pastor of the . United Brethren
church of Philomath.
Deceased was born in Cambridge,
New York, 67 years ago the 14th
of last July. - She afterwards moved
to Illinois, being married in that
state. In 1871 she went to Iowa
and 52 years ago,- with her hus
band, Mrs. Underhill came to Ore
gon in 1875, settling in Linn coun
ty. In 1877 the family moved
to Summit, and in 1886 took up
their residence in Philomath.
The husband and four children
are the survivors. They are: Hor
ace Underhill, Summitt; Mrs. Em
ma Hurlburt. Albany; Mrs. Anna
McFarland, Summit; Mrs. Jennie
Bogue, Gold Hill.
' HOMESEEKERS. '
We have properties that no other agent
can handle if you are interested come
and see as. If yon do not know us ask
some citizen oi the county of us and our
business methods, We expect to carry
on a legitimate real estate business in this
county whether you have a home for
Bale or desire to purchase one it will be
to your interest to come and see us.
Try it. The following' bargains are
handled exclusively by ns; watch this
space for new bargains next week. -.
No 130 4o acres, 25 in cultivation,
good house and barn, fruit and water,
good timber and pasture, 4 .1-2 -miles
from town. Price 1100..' "
No 383 - io acres, all in cultivation,
good house, barn, fruit and water, good
location near Philomath; price, $ 1750.
- No 318- 155 acres 75 acres in cultiva
tion, good new honse, 2 barns, good
timber and pasture, well watered by
creeks, good orchard 4 miles from Phi
lomath on the Alsea road. Price f 4.O0O.
. No 161 320 acres, 30 acres In culti
vation, balance in pasture and timber ;
good house, fair barn, some fruit, well
watered: 1-3 of crop goes with the place:
6 1-2 miles from Philomath; price $10
per acre. '
No 46 36 acres, 26 . in cultivotion;
balance in pasture and timber; good
house and barn; fine fruit and water;
located in Philomath. Price $3600.
Na236 96 acres. 35 In i;ultivation:
balance pasture and oak timber; new
house of seven rooms, large barn, well
watered; located one mile from Philo
math; price $40 per acre. -
No 516 93 acres, 60 in ' cultivation,
balance fine pasture and timber, -fair
house, new barn, good - orchard. 5 1-2
miles southwest of Corvallis; price $35
. No 517 158 acres, 15 in cultivation,
balance pasture and timber; good house,
of eight rooms, fair barn; fruit and water,
16 miles west of Alsea store on Alsea
river; price $1200, - - . j ,
No 246 One acre and seven room
house located in Toledo, Lincoln county
Oregon; price f 250.
No 391 " 105 acres,' 60 la cultivation,
balance fine pasture and timber, new
house of fonr rooms, two barns, well wat
ered, 1 1-2 miles south of Philomath,
price. $3500. . .
No 518 80 acres, 50 acres in cultiva
tion, fair buildings, fine orchard, - good
timber and pasture, three miles from
Philomath, price $3200.
No 520 2 lots in Corvallis," hew honse
of ten rooms, hot and cold water, good
woodhonse, fruit house and some fruit,
No 521 - . 73 acres, 20 acres' nnder cul
tivation, srood orchard: house of six
rooms, woodhouse, barn 56x60 ft; all nn
der fence ; shop, hen house, etc. 2 miles
from town; 1-4 mile to school R F D:
price 5000. . -. . J - -
No S22 1 1-2 acres in Corvallis. with
fine house of 14 rooms, windmill, hot
and cold -water, throughout house,
private sewerage, electric lights at
House, barn ana wor&snop: geoa orcnara
one ot the nnest homes . in (jorvauis;
furnace and heating plant: price, $4500.
No 434 20 acres all in cultivation;
fine apple orchard, good house, bam
and wrter; 5 miles south east of Philo-
AmWer & Walters,
Real Estate Agents.
Tojae Given Away.
A $50 diamon d ring, . A . ticket
goes with each $1 worth of goods
purchased. The lucky number
eels the ring. E W S Pratt's
jeweler and optician, ;.. d7tf
Produce taken in exchange forj
goods at Moaea Bros new store.
Moses Bros pays
for your butter,
One red yearling steer with . nnder bit
in left ear. The animal came to my
ploce last July. The owner will please
call at my place and claim property.
F. B. Decker,
- Philomath, Or.
Nettie the NewsgirL
It is claimed for Lem B. Parker's
latest play, "Nettie the News Girl".:
which will be seen, at the Opera
House. Friday; Jan. 6, that is a
powerful story, well told.
In the play every pathetic situa
tion is said to be shaded bv a fea
ture of comedy, which' fact has
made the 1 piece one of the most
strongly appreciated by all theatre
There is Lobster McMullan, the
old lobster and. crab peddler, in
love with that good old Irish lady,
Mrs. O'Neill, the scenes of love
maxing oetween the couple are
said to be funny beyond -expression.
Then there is Theaphilu?
Skinflint, a dear love of a dude, a
dear love vof a dude; Tom O'Neill,
the life-saver of. the East Side; Dan
Harper and Isaac Lazinsky. who
are always ready to commit any
crime for money. Messrs. Gould
& Freed promise an exceptionally
strong company to present the play
and have supplied an extensive
At the close of the year 1994, in which
our Bales have been the largest in the
history of our house, we wish to thank
our patrons' and friends for the generous
part in our success and beg to assure
them that our aim is true in all, that
Quality, Fair Dealing and Honest Val
ues imply, and that with their support,
we will carry the Nolan & Callahan bus
iness to more marked success in 1905
than ever before. Wishing allouririends
and patrons a happy and prosperous New
Year we are, very traly yours,
. Nolan & Callahan.
Gold ear drop with setting of white
stone. Liberal reward will be paid for
its return to Times office, i '
A gold brooch, on streets of Corvallis.
Wishbone and heart design. Finder
please leave" at Times office. .-.
- For Sale.
Fine corner, good nine room h ouse
good woodshed, excellent well of water,
some fruit, three blocks from postoffice;
big bargain at 900. Call on or address
C. H, Everett, Corvallis.
See Moses Bros before you , Eell
your eggs. - ' : "
Highest price paid for " young
pullets. s. B. Bane.
Oregon City Trans Co will sell tickets
to all points for 1 1-3 fare the round trip
Tickets on sale Dec 21 to the 24th. Good
returning Jan 3. Boats leave Mon.,
Tues.. Thursday and Saturday, at 6 a. m.
The O. C. T. Go's steamers leaves
Corvallis d'ly except Sunday 6 a m
Albany " 7am
Ind'pend'ce" " 9am
Salem rt ' 10 a m
For rates etc, phone Main 2I.
G. L. BUCKINGHAM,
E. B. Horning has arranged to
get fresh Compressed Yeast from
Portland regulanly. Why, not try
it? . -
Ladies! If yon once use Com
pressed Yeast, you will have no
other. 'Ask for it, at Homing's.
A $50 diamond ring at Pratt's,
Ticket with each $1 worth of goods
purchased between Dec 5th and
Jan 5th. Ivucky number takes the
ring. ; d7tf
At Chip man's Restaurant.
Because you have lost your
Matthews, the optician, and get a
new pair and yon will
BE HAPPY. :
Boom 12, over-' First . National
- Bank.' , . - di4-tf
One ton vetch seed. Also Eng
lish rye grass, Speltz, vetch
straw, Poland China hogs, Shrop
1 Kitelsmen woven wire fence
machine. - . , .-
3azle wagon. 1 reversible 2horse
tread power; 5 cords of wood.
Silo cutter aod elevator; one 24
foot silo, holds 13 tons. Power
cutter, elevator, gang plow and
silo will be sold for $125. ;
L. I. Brooks.
Telephone 155. -
- . SALES
"Co p y r i g h t 1 9 o 4 b y
Hart Schaffner 5? Marx
S. I. KLIN
A Household Word
A Household Necessity
PR VQ rp A T roast PflflTO
ufiioiAL roast UUIIM
It fields a goldert cup, o?
exquisite flavor and deli
cate aroma,- fragrant,
delicious, invigorating. . .
EMERY'S ART STUDIO
South Main St.,
4 : :
i Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
O. A. C. ATHLETIC :
Art Calendars, Sofa Pillow Covers,
And other Photographic Novelties.
- WE BO HOT OFTEN GH&IfOE J
Our ad., but our goods change hands
every day. Your money exchanged
for Value and Quality is the idea. r .
Big lie :Freslr Groceries
y ' Domestic and Imported.
Plain and Fancy CUnaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
y plete. Visit our Store we do the
rest. - -. -- s ' , . . '
6 B fiernina
IS NOW GOING
AH new stock. Come here to
AND SCENIC VIEWS.
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