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Official Paper ol Benton County.
OOBTAIXJS, OREGON, MAK 1, 1905.
TSF GOVERNOR'S CRITIC.
A writer, too timid to sign it,
contributes to the Eugene Guard
an article criticizing Governor
Chamberlain for the appointment
of I. T. Harris to the new judg-
ship. His opening sentence is,
'The appointment of Iy. T. Harris
by Governor Chamberlain is very
-unsatisfactory to the democrats
generally." Another sentence is,
'There are able and worthy -dem-
ocratic attorneys in this district,
who are well qualified for the place
and who were entitled to the . ap
It is usual for the average man
to imagine that as he ''believes, so
everybody els believes, or ought to
believe. This is especially true of
the kind or men who rush into
-en errands like the above. It
le "mat tnere are aDie . ana
urthy democratic attorneys in the
district" whom the governor might
have appointed, but it is not true
that they were "entitled" to the
place any more than . it is true that
' W. J. Furnish was entitled to be
governor instead of Chamberlain.
They were no more entitled to it
than was Mr. Potter and not -James
Hamilton entitled " to be elected
judge last June. The same is true
with reference to Mr. A. C. Wood
cock six years ago. The non-partisanship
of the 1,500, republicans
who twice supported democratic
Judge Hamilton over his republican
opponent set an example in a non
partisan judiciary that was an hon
orable precedent for Governor
Chamberlain to follow. The 7,000
republicans who voted for Cham
berlain rather than Furnish and
helped to make Chamberlain, not
Furnish, governor, tbey set an
example in non-partisanship , that
made it high-minded in Governor
Chamberlain to go once outside his
own party to make an appointment.
The governor's position in ' the
whole matter is lofty and his critics
v and their criticisms will only make
Ihlm friends. Whc Judge Mc
Fadden, who of all men had a right
to be disappointed, wrote a letter
of fine endorsement to the governor
and another of ; congratulation . to
Judge Harris, he set an example in
citizenship worthy of emulation at
Eugene. . ... : '
AS TO WEATHER.
No Snow on the Peak Makes Old In'
habitant Scent an Early Spring. i;
Indian summer weather with
temperature ranging from 64 to 69,
has been in vogue for several days.
The warmest day was Friday,
with streaming sunshine and the
thermometer at 6g' in the shade.
Saturday was about as good with
an afternoon of brilliant sunshine
and summer neat. (Jardeners are
all afield and the earlier vegetables
are being planted everywhere. Old
inhabitants predict an early spring,
as they point to Mary's Peak and
invite attention to the lack of snow
on the summit. There is less snow
there -now than is often present on!
the peak in May or June, they say.
But for a week or two during the
winter during the winter has there
been snow genough to cover the
summit as extensively as is usually
the condition all winter long. These
conditions are set out as presaging
a very early spring. Since the ab
sence of snow on the peak indi
cates that the snow line is unusual
ly high, it looks Hke unusual
springs conditions might be expect
ed, and that the old weather prphet
prognostications might come to
fruition. In any event, present
conditions are both pleasant and
welcome. Last February it rained
evry day but two; last March, ev
ery day but one. ,.
Mill Feed Prices.
Feed can be bad at the following
prices at either the Corvallis or Benton
flooring mills: Cracked corn per bush
80 cents or 1.40 per 100 pounds; roll
ed barley, 1.10 per per sack; chop bar
. ey 1.05 per Eaclt; bran snd chgits sttb
The Corvallis Flooring Mills.
Setting bens.. Call on or address
Bowen Lester, Corvallis:
A&TO WATER WORKS.
And Water Commission Something
About the Plan Law not in Ef
' V. feet till Hay. ;
The people of Corvallis stand
face to face with the question of
whether or not they want a moun
tain water system, and if so wheth
er or not they want to build, and
operate their own mountain system.
They will have a chance, unless
war, pestilence or Other calamity
intervene, to. vote on the subject
in the near future. The power
has been granted them by the leg
islature to issue $7 s, 000 in water
bonds for the purpose ofbuilding
and maintaining a water system.
The bill creates a water commission
composed of ten citizens. . This
committee is a permanent body
with power to nil vacancies in its
own ranks by the election of a resi
dent taxpayers. If the people in a
popular vote declare in favor of
public ownership and for '. the is
suance of water bonds, it is the
business of this committee to issue
the bonds and build the plant with
tne proceeds, vvnen the plant k
built this committee creates a con
mission of four taxpayers to whom
the water plant shall be turned ov
er, and who shall : operate and
maintain the - system thereafter.
Not more than five members of the
water committee often, - and not
more than two of the commission of
four, can be of the same faith po
litically. The bonds shall not bear to ex
ceed six per cent interest as the
committee of 10 may direct. They
are to he made in denominations of
$100 to $ 1, 000, and it is believed
that the whole issue will be taken
locally. No better investment ) is
available. The interest rate is not
high, but the security is perfect,
so good that if the owner of a bond
wants to borrow money temporarily
his bond is worth its face as col
lateral at any bank in the country,
Because they are always - made to
bearer, and cannot be definitely lo
cated, bonds are rarely found for
purposes of taxation, and payment
of taxes on them is generally avoid
ed. Money out in them is better
than if deposited in a bank because
it is just as safe, is equally avail
able, and it brings a good interest
besides. l-p . -; ,-) , 'a
For the first seven years only
enough money will be collected in
water chagej to pay the running
expenses ot the plant and : interest
At no time will more money be
collected than is required for pay
ment of interest, repairs, running
expenses' and betterments. , , No at
tempt can be made to exact water
rates that will yield a profit. - The
payment of principal cannot , begin
until the expiration of seven years
from the day the plant is completed,
Then three per cent of : the origin'
at outstanding Dona issue, is pro
vided for in the water rates, under
which regulation the entire out
standing bonded indebtedness will
be paid off in 41 i-3 years from the
date the plant is , completed The
fund arising from . the three per
cent snail be used to call, in bonds
the question of which bonds shall
be so called in, to be determined
by lot. ,, A . ..: ";" .
The law authorizing the bond is
sue will not- become effective until
May, 18th, ninety days after ad
journment of the : legislature." :l It
carried no emergency clause. ; It i3
not probable however, that the wat
er committee will : wait until the
18th of May without some kind of
action. Much preliminary work
it is held, can be done, ';- so, that
decks will be . cleared for action
when the right , time comes. .', The
committee for instance, can form a
provisional or temporary organiza
tion, and prepare by-laws and rules
for its own government. It can
enter into correspondence for gath
ering materials, statistical and oth
erwise, of great valuer all of which
can be done as well under a provis
ional as under a permanent organi
zation. They can, for instance,
enter into an arrangement by which
the city council can ; secure a sur
vey of the proposed , system. A
vital factor in the whole business
is a survey with estimates of what
the business is to cost. Until there
is such a survey, there can be no
intelligent voting on the subject
of a bond issue. It is necessary to
know beforehand with greatest ap
proximate accuracy, what the cost
will be, or if the system be within
reach, and only a survey can de
termine this. It is probable that
the city council will have to pro
cure this . , original survey. . The
commission has no funds, and can
not Have until it is determined . to
build and until bonds have been
sold. It might turn out, . . though
that is .unlikely, that - a ' survey
would show that $75,000 Would not
be enough to build the system;
and that it could not be undertak
en at the present. Who . then,
would pay for the survey? So, it
seems that as the council' will be
involved in the preliminary survey,
that an understanding " might be
reached between council and com
mission, and a preliminary survey
be provided for at once, without
waiting for the water works bill to
go into effect. - . :
Thus in various ways, it is urg
ed, the commission can make head
way while it waits for itself to be
born. It can by a provisional or
ganization, have its affairs so well
in hand that when the 18th ot May
finally arrives, permanent organiza
tion can be immediately effected,
the estimated cost be immediately
available, an election be immediat
ely ordered for the people to pass
on the question, bids, if the people
decide right, be immediately called
for, a contract for construction be
quickly awarded, so that possibly
Rock Creek water may be ' serve.d
in Corvallis homes at the family
dinner next Christmas.
Death of Mrs. : Robert Richardson
Passed Away at Redlands, CaH,
ifornia Buried at Monroe. -
There was a big funeral at Mon
roe yesterday forenoon. It occur
red from the Catholic church at 10
o'clock. The deceased was Mrs
Robert Richardson, one of the
three daughters of the late George
Coffee. With her husband ; and
family she resided on the old Cof
fee farm east of Monroe. Symp
toms of consumption appeared last
year, and in October the family
went to Medford, seeking relief.
After a week or two therej they de
termined to go further into the
southland, and Redlands,' Califor
nia, was sought out as a destina
tion. Change of climate came too
late, however, and last Thursday,
Mrs. Richardson passed away. The
deceased wa3 38 years of age.
The ; funeral ;; service 1 occurred
from the Catholic church, and was
conducted by ' Fathers Black of
Portland and Springer of Corvallis.
A number of friends from Corval
lis, attended the obsequies. "The in
terment was in the Catholic ceme
tery. h vs-Vv
Ellen Coffee was born on the old
Coffee farm east of Monroe, Jan
uary 15 1867. At the place of
her birth her life was spent. Twelve
years ago she was united in mar
riage to Robert Richardson.. '-The
bereaved husband and four children
survive arid mourn xSer loss. Oth
er relatives are, Mrs. MattWilhelm
a sister at Monroe, her mother,
Mrs, Mary Coffee, at Eugene; Mrs,
Kate Russell, another sister at Eu
gene, and John and Mack Coffee,
College View Poultry Farm. ;
Barred Plymouth Rocks. Brown Leg
hot as. Eegs, $ 1 -per is at -yards. ' .
. My Barred Rock hens are of the best
laying strain on Coast. I have added
cockerels trom farts world's best , egg
strain: Brown .Leghorns as good as tne
best. .. . - ; . : ;
! (; .ii-.-'.f .ii .-. S. H. Moore. '
Ind. phone 555. . , . i Corvallis,
i Eastern Oregon Farm Property
For sale. We have over . 30,000 acres
in improved wheat farms for sale in till
Ham, Sherman and Morrow connties,
Oregon.; Price of these lands, $15 to $20
per acre. : Small cash payment and easy
terms on balance. , We also have . first
class implement business for sale ' in a
live Eastern Oregon town on R. JR..
Address, Moore Bros, -
1 'J:;:.v 621 Wash st, Portland, Or,
mi-tt Phone Red 951. ; -
i' ' . For SUe. ;" .
( A 3-inch Bain waggon, nearly as good
as new and some other farming : tools,
j ;v f J. I. Taylor,
V AtC. &E. Crossing, Corvallis,
Highest prices paid for chickens
a eggs at Moees Bros.
i -. Last week on the streets of Cor
vallis a fox tail from : a fur boa,
Finder please return to the -r post
omce. ; - .v .
. :., ' Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that there
is money on hand , at the county
treasurers office to pay all, orders
endorsed and marked not paid for
want of funds up to and including
those of Oct 31; ' 1 904. Interest
will be stopped on same from this
date. - Corvallis, Feb 22, 1 905.
W. A. Buchanan,
T.easurer of Benton Co, Or. ;
J Eggs for Hatching. " '
: Entered 7 birds at Corvallis show and
won 3 firsts, 1 second and 3 third prizes.
White Rock eggs $1 for 15.
J; S. C. Rhode Island Reds:
; Eggs from 1st pen f 2.50 j,er 16
- and " $50 " 15.
These are prices packed in special boxes
for shipping. - - .
1 ' , ' . W, A. Bates,
Corvallis, Or. . ..
Spring of 1905
NEW A R R I VALS
Plain and Fancy Silks for snirt waist suits
New Wool Dress goods -New
Wash Dress goods
New Waist and Dress Trimmings '
. New Laces and Embroideries
New Muslin Underwear v
New Table Linens and Napkins
New Percales and Ginghams
1 New Waistings
New Separate Skirts
Hawes $3 Hats, Spring Styles
New Goods Arriving weekly
Special Sale of Qothing!
We wish to close out our entire line of Mens and Boys suits
. -. and overcoats at a very low figure.
f Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!
We have just received a new supply of the celebrated 'Star
: Brand' shoes which took first prize at St Louis Ex
- f ; ; position, "Star Brand Shoes are Better"
i ; Notions, Groceries
We have a fine lioe of notions, ladies, gents and childrens
hose, lacs, embroidery, rubbers, underwear, groceries,
lard, meat and tobacco at the lowest living prices, .
i Call and be convinced
WeHsher & Gray
Our? ad., but our goods change hands
every day. Your money exchanged
v for Value and Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresh Groceries
Domestic and Imported.
Plain and Fancy Cttnauare
' - ' A large and varied line. -
. ' SUMMONS.
In the circuit court ,of the statl
gon lor Benton county.'
George A. Houck, plaintiff.
Donat and Mary Donat, his wife, ait
- To H. M. Donat and Mary Donat.)
and - Robert W. " Black, delendaj
- In the name of the state et On
and each of you are hereby summ
required to appear and answer .
plaint of the plaintiff in the abov.
suit, now on file with the .clerk of
entitled court, on Or before the la
the time prescrioed In the order f
cation of this summons, made by t'
Judge of Benton county, state of
(being the county where the abov
suit is pending in the circuit cour
county and state), which said ordei
lnafter referred to, to-wit: on or t
weeks from the day of first -pi.
hereof, and you are hereby notiflec
you fall so to appear and answer
complaint as herein required, for wa
of the plaintiff will apply to the a
titled court for the relief demanded
complaint, namely, for a decree of
cuit court declaring and decreeing t
is due trom the defendants, H. J!
Mary Donat and Robert W. Black,
tiff, upon said promissory notes a
mortgage in said complaint descr:
sum of $3,200 in gold coin of th
States, together with interest thereo
rate of 6 per centum per annum fr
ber 2, 1903, until paid; and furthei
ing that $300 is a reasonable sum -lowed,
and allowing the same, to
as attorney's fee for Instituting tl
also decreeing that the plaintiff hav
lien on the following described re.
The southwest quarter and the .
oi me soutneast quarter of section
ship 15 south, range 5 west; also b
at the southwest corner of section i
ship 15 south, range 5 west, and rui
south to the county lind between Be
Lane counties in the state of Oregoi
east along said county line to a p
huulu ui me soutaeasc corner of If
half of the southeast quarter of saidf
5, thence north to the said southeast
of the said west half of the southeal
ter of said section 5, and run then
along the south line of said section
place of beginning; also beginning
southwest corner of the donation lar,
of Robert Boyd, being claim No. 44, i
ship 15 south, range 5 west, and rui
north along the west line of said Boy
to the center ol the county road s
traveled, thence north 82 degrees ;
utes west 4.10 chains along center
thence west along center of said i
chains, thence south 43 degrees 15
west along center of said road 16.30!
to a point in west line of said set
township 15 south, range 5 west,!
south to southwest corner of the nol
quarter of said section 5, thence cJ
place of beginning, excepting from it
scribed tract a certain tract of land c
ing about 10 acres deeded by Ge
Houck and wife to Charles Clem t
dated April 8, 1898, and recorded i
"W" at page 491 therein, records o
ton Benton county, Oregon, all In
county, Oregon, together with all ai
gular the tenements, hereditaments t
purtenances thereunto belonging or i
wise appertaining, for the full amc
said $3,200 and interest as above, wit
attorney's fees, and the costs, disburt
and expenses of this suit, and the
said real property; that the above de
real property be sold in the manner p
by law for the foreclosure of real
mortgages, for gold coin of the United
of America, by the sheriff of Benton
Oregon, and that the proceeds derive
such sale be applied, by the party t
such sale, as follows, to-wit : First,
payment of the costs and expenses (
sale ; second, to the costs and disburs
of this suit; third, to the payment to
tiff of the sum of $300 as a reasona
torney's fee herein ; fourth, to the i
found due in said decree upon said not
said mortgage that is, the sum of j
together with interest thereon at the i
6 per centum per annum from Octo
1903 ; and, lastly, if any remainder th
to the defendants, on demand, as th :
terests may appear; that all of the dl
ants be forever barred and foreclosed 1
right, title and interest of. in and ta
real property, and of all equity of rel
tion tnerein, except only tne statutory!
of redemption; and for such other, fl
ana ainerent rule, order or reuet as
court may seem proper and equitable .
premises. j. "
This summons is published in the Cl
lis Times once a week for six successi
consecutive weeks, beginning with the!
of ieDruary 11, 1905, ana ending wia
issue of March 25, 1905, under and id
suance of the directions contained il
order made by the Hon. Virgil E. Wa
county judge of Benton county, Oregon,!
reDruary iu, laoo. Date oi the nrst
cation hereof is February 11, 1905.
E. E. WILSONl
Attorney for PlainJ
In the circuit court of the state of
gon for Benton county.
Richard Graham, plaintiff, vs. Jane
Clarinda Norcross, Amelia Hill, Frank
den, Ella Johnson, Minnie Hill, Clara W
FnscUla Doran, Mary A. wortman, E
W. Hogue. Emma Becker. C. C. Hoeui
F. Irving, Charles P. Hogue, Mary Po
uiara u. Monteitn, uaran Lt. iogue, u
Hogue, Harry W. Hogue, Maud Mi
Flora Rents, Charles D. Monteitn, Marl
Monteitn, una Story and Mary A. Stor;
To Jane Hoeue. Clarinda Noroross. A
Hill, Frank Dryden, Ella Johnson, Mi
Hill. Clara woods. Priscilla Doran. Ma:
Wortman, Edward W. Hogue, Emma Be
(J. u. Hogue, Ida F. . Irving, Charh
Hogue, Mary Powers,' Clara D. Mon
Sarah L. Hogue. Chester Hogue. Harr
Hogue, Maud McConn, Flora Rentz, Ch
D. Monteitn. Margaret Monteitn. Ima f
and Mary A. Story, the above named
In the name of the state of Oregon.
and each of you are hereby summoned
required to appear and answer the
plaint of the plaintiff in the-above en
suit in the above entitled court, now o
in the office of the clerk of said court, o
Deiore tne zotn day oi March, 1905, said
Deing tne last oay ot tne time prescn,
the order of publication of this sum
made by the county judge of Benton co
Oregon (which said order is hereinafte:
ferred to) , to-wit : on or before six w
from the day of first publication hereof :
you are hereby notified that If you fai
to appear and answer the said comDlain
herein required, for want thereof the pi;
iiu. win uppiy to me aoove enimea
for the relief demanded In his said
plaint, namely, for a decree determinin
conflicting and adverse claims, interests
estates in and to all the following descr
Beginning at the southeast corner of
nation land claim No. 77 of Thomas
Hogue, in township 13 south, range 5
Willamette meridian, in Benton countv.
gon. and running thence north nlnn?
east line of said claim 34.83 chains to
south line of a tract of land sold bv Ja
P. Hogue to William H. and Charles F. a3
ander on the 15th day of March, 1869,
deed recorded in Book "H" at page 3
Benton county, Oregon, deed records (Ho
creek being the said south line), - the;
westerly following the meanderlngs o.
Hogue creek to the southwest corner of d
tract of land, said point being the Inters
tion of Hogue creek with the north line
the L of the said donation land claim, thai
west to the west boundary line of said cla
No. 77, thence south to the southwest
ner of said claim, thence east 40 chains
the place of beginning, containing 145.
acres of land, more or less, in Benton cot
ty, state of Oregon ; that defendants have
claim, interest or estate therein ; that pla:
tiff's title thereto Is good and valid ; s
that the defendants be forever barred a
enjoined from asserting any claim what
In and to said premises adverse to plaintl
and for general relief and costs and d.
bursements of said suit, I
This summons fs published In the Go
vallis Times once a week for six succesii
and consecutive weeks, beginning with t!
issue oi reDruary 11, 1905, and ending vii
tne issue oi Marcn zo, 1905, In pursuant
ui ail uiuor uiuue vy tne lion, virgii 1
Watters. county ludee nf Ttanfnn w,u.t.
Oregon (being the county where the abtil
entitled suit is pending in the above entire
court;, uaieu neDruary ih 1905. Data
first publication is February 11, 1905. 1
E. R. BRTSON, I
Attorney for Plaintiff.
B. A. CATHEY
Physician & Surgeon
Office, room 14, BanK Bldg.
10 to la and 2 to 4.
Phone, office 83. - Residence 351
Corvallis, . s : OregcK