GorvaUls Times. Official Paper of Benton County. 0OV.IXI8, OREGON, JAN 14, 1908. THE TELEPHONE FIGHT. Just before the Independent tele phone system came to Corvallis, the eld company published a notice, stating that the rates on all new phones would thereafter be $1.25 per month. In the telephone fight that is now in progress, various persons are offered Bell phones at - very low rates, in some instances, free. The present effort of the Bell is to drive the new company to the wall, so that there will be no com petitor in this field. Is it not self preservation under the, circumstan ces, for the people of Corvallis to stay with the new company? Will it tie better to stand by and protect and maintain the new system, or will it be better to join with the Bell lor destruction of the Indepen dent, so the Bell can have the field all to itself and put up rates as it proposed to do just before the Inde- . pendent company came ? : Corvallis has probably the best telephone system of any town of: , its size- in the- United . States. 4 That is the testimony of all the strangers who have seen the Independent system. It is a sys xtem and a, service far superior to thatjOf any other town in Oregon It is a feature for Corvallisites to show;to strangers when they come to the Fair next summer, as one of the attractions of Corvallis as a home city. Iyocal business men are heavy owners in the system, and to stand in with the Bell phone in the present fight by subscribing for its phones, is to stand in against our own people, againsjur own capital, against our ownfown. Iet the Bell have the long distance but give all the local business to the Independent that should be, and is the motto of every Corvallisite who stands first and always for his own people and his own town. Real Estate Transfers. ' F. S. "Holmes to J. M. Holmes, 45 a near Albany; $100. M. Schmidt to Fred Yates, small tract in Corvallis, $10. Minnie E. Risley et al to Geo T Vernon, 13 a in Alsea, $1. W. L Perry and wife to R. I,. Taylor, lots 1 & 2 blk 1, Hoffman's add, $550. H. T. French and wife to Eliza beth Belknap, small tract near Cor vallis, $2,425. P. Winkle and wife to Wm. Newman 163 a near Bruce, $4843. Samuel Mclane to A. M. Mc Caskey and wife, 41 a near Philo math, $550. J. B. Crooks and wife to U B church, lot in Philomath, $125.' X, 3. Horner and wife to C. H. Barnell, 1 2-2 lots in block 22, Co. add, $1,100. . U. S toS- C, Dixon patent to 129 a in Southern Benton. U. P. Burnett to John Smith sh stiff's deed to 52 a on '. Ingram Islind, $435. Robert Barclay et al to G W & S A McClure, 43 a near Monroe, $430. Thos A Parr to W D Risley, 62 a in Alsea, $500. Night Was Her Terror. "I would cough nearly all night long,' writes Mrs. Ghaa. Applegate, of Alexan dria, Ind., "and could hardly get any sleep. I had consumption so bad that if 1 walked a block I would cough frignt fully and spit blood , but when all oiher medicines failed, three i.OO bottles of Dr King's New Discovery wholly cured me and I gained 58 pounds." It is absolute ly guaranteed to cure Coughs, Colds, La Gnppe, Bronchitis and all Throat and Lung Troubles. Price 50c and $ 1.00. Trial bottles free at Allen & Woodwards Chicken Feed. Cracked corn for chickeD ieed, aDy quantity from one sack to car load lots. Cheaper than wheat. We carry a full line of poultry supplies. F. I,. Miller. 53053Fanion 35473 - Imported black Percheron stallion. Will be at Corvallis after January 1. For farther information address T;K. Fawcett, Bellfountain, Or. - Statement of Expenses of Benton County, Oregon, for the Year 1904. County Court and Commissioners Salary of Judge, Commis sioners, Bailiffs, Livery, Experting Books, Etc ....$1299 80 Circuit Court Salary of Bailiffs, Reporter, Jury and Witness Fees, Meals, Special Counsel, Etc.. 61015 Justices' Courts Fees of Justices, Constables, Jurors, Wit- ' nesses, Etc 4.. - - 92 40 Sheriff's Office Salary and Expenses of Sheriff and Deputies 2029 90 Clerk's Office Salary of Clerk and Deputies....... T984 00 Recorder's Office Salary of Recorder and Deputies............... 1000 08 Treasurer's Office Salary of Treasurer..................!........... " 499 99 School Superintendent's Office Salary of Superintendent, Fees, Etc :. 1066 96 Stock Inspector Salary, Etc 25 00 Assessor's Office Salary of Assessor, Deputies. Ex. Help, Etc 1101 55 Assessment and Collection of Taxes Copying Tax Rolls, Extra Clerks, Collecting, Advertising. Levying on Property, Etc 484 85 Tax Rebate Taxes Refunded 3r 86 Current Expenses Books, Stationery, Postage, Expressage, Telephones, Etc. (all offices).... 921 62 Court House Expenses Janitor, Lights, Water, Fuel, Re- ,. pairs, Supplies, Fixtures, Etc.............. 2377 20 Jail Board of Prisoners, Medical Attendance and Medicine, . Kepairs, supplies, .Fixtures, ntc... 42 50 Poor, Care of Salary of County Physician, Poor Farm, Pro visions or Transportation Furnished, Hospital Charges, Burials, Etc.... 1950 00 Indigent Soldiers Relief Furnished.... 1 15 Insane Examination and Expense. ... . 107 65 Bridges Built by Contract, Material and v Labor, Etc 1040 93 Ferries .......... 709 10 Election Expense Registration, Ballots and Supplies, Pay of Judges and Clerks, Deputy Sheriffs, Etc 1681 35 Scalp Bounty County Bounty, one-third State Bounty 74 00 Miscellaneous Including State Fair Exhibit, and Care and Quarantine of Smallpox Patients 569 08 ProsecutingvAttorney's Office Preliminary Hearings 208 50 Tot. Exp. for 1904, Except for Roads and Highways.. ..419909 82 IS CRAZY NOW. And Among Strangers Fred Hartley and Trouble he Made at the Dossing. A queer case of insanity came der the notice of the authorities ednesday. The telephone late uesday evening, notified Chief ane that a strange man by pecul iar behavior was frightening wom en and children in the vicinity of the railroad crossing. The man was walking backward and for ward on the railroad track for a considerable distance with such side acts as had every door in the vi cinity barred and inmates of ' the houses watching breathlessly from every window. When Chief Lane and Sheriff Burnett arrived on the scene the man started off in the di rection of Albany, but soon stopped and was overhauled by the officers. The story he told is probably true, though the man was so halt ing and contradictory in his state ments that his talk challenged ex treme doubt. He gave his name as Fred W. Hartley. He said he was born in England, and that he had served a year in the army of Canada. He had lived in the south, had tramped it through Ne vada, California and Oregon, and had worked in the logging camps of Washington. Several weeks ago, he seems to have gone to work for a farmer named Parker in the vicinity of Philomath. The day he was found at the crossing, he had left Parker's, he said, and had walked to the place where he was found. He didn't know where he was going, he didn't think- at least that he did. ' The man was given a bed in the city jail, and the following day was examined as to his sanity, with Dr. Lee as the examining physi cian. - He was adjudged insane, and Thursday morning was taken to the asylum by Deputy Shejiff Wells. He is about .28 .years of age. It is bad enough for the mind to collapse when the victim is sur rounded by relatives and friends. When he is a stranger in a strange land, it is pathetic It matters not, of course to the victim, but it does affect those who have sym pathy for a fellow being. , PIONEER CORVALLISITE. To the editor of the Times: An impression has gone forward that we are not retailers of groceries. In order to correct this, I wish to state that we have a very full line of gro ceries and sell at retail. Should it not be convenient for you call in person, you can call tis up. as we have both phones. Yours muy, S. L. Kline. . Call for Warrants. Notice is hereby given - that there is money on hand at the coun ty treasurer's office to pay all ord ers marked not paid for want of funds up to and including those of August 3, 1904. Interest will be stopped on same from this date. Corvallis, Jan r4, 1905. W. A. Buchanan, ' Treasurer Benton county, Or. Toys for children at Hodes' gun store. If in search of jardiniers call on E, B. Horning. He has a fine line He Died Recently at Canyonville B ' A. Stewart. Information concerning the life and death of the late B. A. Stew? art, who settled in Benton in 1852, is contained in the foliowing hand ed the Times for publication: Burel Allen Stewart was born in Fountain county, Ind., Jan. 25, 1837- . ' V hen six years of age he moved with his parents to Missouri. May 9, 1852,. he started to Oregon, crossing the plains with an ox team. Oct. 25, 1852 he reached Corvallis. After living, in and near here for nearly 20 , years he moyed to Canyonville. Oregon. Jan 3, 1905, he died after a brief illness. He was a; Mason and was buried by that order. He leaves a brother, a wife and four, children, at Canyonville, and numerous rela tives in Corvallis. His sister, Mrs. David Blake reached . Canyonville, a few hours before his death. An other sister, Mrs. James Bush . re sides near Seattle. Watch lor Motes Beos.' cew spring goods. Notice. '- - Notice is hereby given that a meeting o! ' he Womans Christian Temperance V on of Corvallis, Oregon, will be held m .ue parlor of the Union, in its build W. on lot 8 block 3, original town Cor-v-i lis, Benton county, on Thursday Jn u h v 19, 1905, at the hour of two o'clock p :n. lor the pnrpose of authorizing the s of the building of said ; Woman's CI istian Temperance Union, and for tli- transaction of such other business as m .y come before the meeting. All members of the Women's Christian Temperance Ui.ion will please , take no tice of this meeting as larije an attend ance as possible is desired. By order of tt.e executive committee. P. 0. Wilson. 13-3 ' Pres. ' Holiday, goods at cut prices, at Moses Bros.' ' If you want fine china go to Zierolf's. He bus the largest and most complete line in the city. 1-1 $3 Rate to Portland and Return. The S P is selling round v trip tickets petween Corvallis and Port land for $3 good going Saturdays or Sundays and returning Sunday or Monday following, either on East or West side, but good only on afternoon train from Albany to Portland to Portland on Satur days if Eastslde is taken. Passeng ers to pay local fare between Cor vallis and Albany. ' : To the owners of Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, s, 6, 7, 8, 9. 10, 11, 12, Block 14, Original Town Corvallis: Notice , is hereby given that the viewers appointed to assess he cost of the construction of a sewer through the middle ' of the alley in Block 14, Original Town Corvallis, will meet in the council chambers in the City Hall in the City of Corvallis, Benton county, State of Oregon on Thusrday, the 12th day of January, 19.05. at 7 o'clock p, m., for the purpose of making said assess ment. Dated at Corvallis, this 31st day of December, 7904. J. W. Crawford Caleb Davis '' - - W. S. Linville " . . , ' Viewers. All Mail Orders Received During this Sale will be Filled at Clearance Sale Prices. : S. L. KLINE'S 35th GREAT JANUARY 35th of as CLEARANCE SALE as as V Has commenced and like its thirty-four predecessors, it will continue until February 1st. and be conducted on the same broad plans that have made them the . greatest bargain opportunities of the year. Silks and Dress Goods. Black, white and colored dress fabrics, black and fancy silks, velvet and velvet eens at a great sacrafice $ 50 values reduced to $ 41 75 - do 59 1 00 do - 83 1 25 do 1 04 1 50 . do 1 21 Ladie's Furs. ; All the latest styles, and here is your chance $1 50 Furs reduced to $1 05 2 50 do 1 75 3 50 do . 2 45 5 00 do 3 60 7 50 do 5 35 M ENS AN D BOYS U M HFRXAr A P GREATLY REDUCED. Ladie s Cloaks, I will sell all the odd sizes and styles of ladies and Misses Jackets I have at $2 00. 1904-5 Tourist Coats and Jack-, ets and Misses Coats and Jackets at a Big Reduction. Corsets. At a general reduction of 10 per cent. A few styles that. I will discontinue at Half Price. Mens and Boys Clothing and Overcoats. Every suit and overcoat reduced, including the staples. Bhie Serges and black unfinished worsteds. These garments were not bought up for this sale but are the famous Hart, Shaftner &f Marx and Banner Brand make. ? 5 00 Mens Suits and Overcoats $ 3 94 7 50 do 5 98 9 00 do 7 20 10 00 do 8 00 12 50 do ' 9 98 $13 50-Mens Suits, and Overcoats $10 60 do do . do do 15 00 16 50 18 00 20 00 12 15 13 25 14 40 15 95 2 5o Boys Suits and Overcoats selling at 3 00 - do 4 00 . do 5 00 do 6 00 do 1 99 2 4o 3 21 3 95 4 83 Broken lines of boys and mens suits 'at Half Price. Shoe Department Everything in shoes and slippers for ladies, men and children at persuading prices. - Ladie's Hosery and Underwear. Clearance sale prices prevail in this department. The Black Cat Brand are excepted. HOW IS THIS? 1. 50 DRESS SHIRTS, 75CTS Groceries. Ladie's Shirt Waists. 25c Armours washing powder 3 lbs I5c Wool and silk in all the new colorsand 15c Rex 100 per cent Lye........3 cans 25c styles. Good Sardines, 6 - cans........: ..v...25c Eeduced from $5 00 to $4 00 Arm & Hammer, Schillings Soda 4pk 25c do do 4 5o to 3 63 Naptha Soap 4 bars 25c do do 3 5o to 2 92 Western Yeast per pkg ..03c do do 3 00 to 2 31 I X L Macroni and Cheese, 3 ens 25c do do 2 5o to 1 88 I X L Chicken Tamales, per cn.. ..lie do do 2 00 to 1 38 Sniders Catsup, large bottle 19c do do 1 5o to 1 19 Red Ribbon Con Cream, per can.... ...10c do do 1 25 to o 98 Blankets, Etc. Special. Clearance sale prices prevail on blank- 12 Jc Vicuna cloth reduced to .....10c ets comforts, white quilts, sheets and I2c Napped Shirting do .....10c pillowcases. Best quality outing flannel now loc Our Annual Clearance Sale includes every Department of this Great Stock of Good Merchan dise, and the radical reductions apply to every article excepting1 only a few lines the prices of which the manufacturers control, The White House. S L KLINE Regulator Low Prices Will You be One Our patients are our best advertisements . Every pair of glasses fitted by us sells others We want to add you to oar cbain To fit von is to fit your friends in the future MATTHEWS the Optician Room 12 over Nat'l Bk. Join the crowds onward to Nolan & Callahan's great reduction sale. Barred Plymouth Rocks. . A few choice '; cockerels for sale, from $2.50 up. Also a ' few hens and pallets.- - i 7 W. G.Emery. . di4 xm. Corvallis. - Call for shoes at Moses Bros.' Get your coal oil at Moses Bros.' EMERY'S ART STUDIO J :.. South Main St., Corvallis, Ore. 1 Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture 1 O. A. C. ATHLETIC AND SCENIC VIEW5. Art Calendars, Sofa Pillow Covers, And. other Photographic Novelties. For Sale. . - Fine corner, good nine room house good woodshed, excellent well of water, some fruit, three blocks from postoffice; bis bargain at 900. Call on or address C. H, Everett, Corvallis. dioim. - ' ' .. It's hard to convince the long range doubter, but if you will, take a little time to drop in daring No lan & Callahan's Redaction Sale they will show you values in Suits, and Overcoats that yon positively cannot resiet if yon are in the market.