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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (March 22, 1905)
Official e ayer of Benton County.
COjCTAXIS, OREGON, MAK 2S5, 1903.
i frS PROVISIONS.
Fdl Text of Corvallis Water Works
Bill, Recently Passed by the
Legislature. ' -Continued
from Saturdays Issue.
For Women's Building at OAC Com
mittee to Build if not Stopped by
: i Referendum,
Preliminary plans of tjie propos
ed new Woman's building for OAC
for which the late legislature made
appropriation, were exhibited in
town Saturday. Architect Bur
.. graf of Albany, brought them up
to Corvallis for the inspection of
President Gatch and other mem
bers of the faculty, and to receive
suggestions relative to any change
of arrangement. The proposed
cost of the building is $50,000. A
committee of the board has been de
tailed to let the contract for con
struction. The total amount of
-appropriation, for the building and
a drill shed, is $65,000. For
the money, the new structure
should be, by all odds, the finest
building on the grounds. In any
event, it is to cost more than has
been paid out for any building so
.far erected. It will probably be
located on the site of the Hogg
house. It is the purpose, if possible
to complete the building in time
for occupancy when college opens
next autumn. - By the present pre
liminary plans, the building is
largely designed after a similar
building at the University of Michi
gan. The latter is one of the finest
buildings of the sort in the country.
The new structure is badly needed
at the college, and has been so
needed for a number of years.
Of course, preparations will cease
if the effort to invoke the referen
dum on the omnibus appropriation
bill continues until enough names
to obtain submission of the bill to
popular vote are secured. There
could be no vote on the bill until
the June election next year. If the
bill by that vote should be vetoed
" by the people, the appropriation
would be gone forever.
AFTER THEY SHOT EM.
Sharratt Then Hade Will Giving all
His Property to Those Now Held
for bis Harder.
The quarterly union meeting of
the Missionary societies of the Cor
vallis churches will be held at the
M. E- church South, next Sunday
at 3 o'clock. Mrs. C. I. McCaus
land of the M. E. church South,
will preside. Following is the pro
gramme: Hymn, Coronation.
Prayer, Mrs. Woodward.
Scripture lesson, Mrs. Skelton.
. Special music.
v Educational work of the Con
gregational church, Mrs. Green.
Religion in Japan, Mrs. Holmes
of the M. E. church.
Work of the Presbyterian church,
M. E. church in Japan, Mrs.
. Sarah Cauthorn. '
A Word to the Wise
Oak wood is getting higher in pnce
and farther from town every year. Or
der now for summer delivery. 200 cords
now partly sawed stove lengths, 12 cords
seasoned wood. , ,
2200 pounds vetch seed.
3000 pounds clover, red and white,
Alsike, timothy, orchard and rye
crass, speltz, rape, all fresh seeds. A
Also a line of garden seeds. Order now
before the spring rush.
Tread power, silo, elevator and cutter,
Poland China hogs.
Youra for Business.
. Telephone 155. L. L. Brooks.
Diamond Chick Food.
Head Light oil the best for incubators.
Field and garden seeds at -
Dunn & Thatcher.
Yon will find full line of flooring Ens
tic and finishing lumber at the Benton
County lumber yards opposite S. P. de?
pot. Our No. 3 grade of the above can
nqt.be beat in price and material, - Call
and see. mis-tf
Mill Feed Prices.
Feed can be had 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
tj 1.05 per sack ; bran and shorts at th
The Corvallis Flouring Mills.
Eggs for Hatching.
. Entered 7 birds at Corvallis show and
won 3 firsts, 1 second and 3 third prizes.
White Eock eggs $1 for 15. v.
P. C. Rhode Island Reds:
Eggs from istpen 2.50 per 16
and " $1.50 "is..
. These are prices packed in special boxes
ior snipping. r , '.- v -
W, A. Bates,
' , Corvallis, Or.
Section 15 Before holding any
election herein provided for, " the
clerk of said committee, shall under
the direction of said committee,, give
notice by publication in some news
paper published in Corvallis, Ore
gon, of the time and place of said
election, which said notice shall
state that the said election is held for
the purpose of determining wheth
er or not the said water committee
of the city of Corvallis shall issue
the bonds of the city of Corvallis,
bearing interest at a" rate . not ex
ceeding 5 per cent per annum, on
50 years time, for "the purpose of
constructing water works for the
city of Corvallis. Said notice shall
also state the maximum amount of
bonds proposed to be issued, and
that the same will not be issued nor
said water works constructed, un
less a majority of the votes cast at
such election, shall be in favor of
issuing said bonds: that if it is de
sired to favor the issuance of bonds
ballots should be read, "For bonds"
and if against the issuance of bonds
said ballots shall read "Against
Said notice of election shall be
published for not less than two
weeks immediately prior to the date
of said election.
Section 16 The failure to com
ply fully with all the requirements
of the section last aforesaid shall
not operate to invalidate said bonds
after the same are' issued, provided
it shall appear that there has been
substantial compliance therewith,
and to that end said section last
aforesaid shall be liberally con
strued. . '
bection 17 Whenever and as
sdon as the water -.. works herein
provided for are, in t&e judgment
01 the committee, ready - for use,
there shall be selected, as herein
provided, four persons for the pur
pose of maintaining and conducting
said water works, who shall .be
styled , individually, "water com
missioners" and collectivelv. "The
Water Commission", and are here
in referred to as the Commissioners
and Commission respectively, and
thereafter the power and author
ity hereby given to the city to keep
conduct and maintain water works
therein shall be exercised as here
inafter provided; and during con
struction of said water " works, -and
until delivery thereof, said com
mittee shall, have- the power and
authority conferred on said com
missions of this act.
section is I he commissioners
shall be selected by the committee
from their own number for the sev,
era! terms of one, two, three and
four years, but in case a sufficient
number do not consent to serve as
such commissioners, the remainder
may be selected from the resident
tax payers of the city.
Section iq Whenever any mem
ber of said commission above nam
ed or hereafter elected . as herein
provided, shall arrive at the age of
70 years, or. shall cease to be a tax
payer or a bona fide resident of the
city of Corvallis, then in either of
said events there shall be deemed
to be a vacancy in said commission;
Whenever a vacancy shall exist
in said commission as a. result of
the causes above named, or by rea
son of the death or resignation of a
member, the said committee "shall
immediately hold a meeting and
elect from their own number, or in
case none of said, number will con
sent to serve, then from the bona
fide resident tax payers of said city,
some person to fill the term of such
vacancy, provided that when a va
cancy occurs for any reason other
than the expiration of -term of office
the successor to fill such vacancy
shall be elected for the unexpired
Provided, that not more than
three of said commission shall be
long to the same political party,
and provided further that the pol
itics of each member shall be de
termined for the purposes of this
act, by his politics at the time of
his election as a member of said
committee; . ' .
Section 20 Three commission
ers shall constitute a quorum for
the transaction of business; the
commission shall meet at a time and
place to be appointed by the com
mittee, and organize by the selec
tion of a chairman and clerk, as
herein provided in case "of the com
mittee, which chairman and clerk
shall have the same powers and
duties in regard to the commission
as the chairman and clerk of, the
committee have and are required ;to
perform in regard to the latter; and
thereafter the committee shall meet
in the city for the transaction of
business regularly once a month On
such day and hour thereof and" at
such place as. it may provide, and
otherwise as often as may. be deem
ed necessary and convenient. .
Concluded on Page 4, '
Extraordinary facts appear in the
murder case, in which the Greens
are charged with killing "Sharratt.
It was not until after he had re
ceived his death wound from those
whom Lincoln ' county, authorities
charge with his murder, that Shar
ratt made his will giving the al
leged murderers all his property.
F. W. Green, one of the defend
ants, arrived today at the Benton
county jail. Jointly with his wife,
he will be tried at Toledo (next
July for the murder of Sharratt at
Waldport on the 21st day of Jan
uary last. Mrs. Green passed
through Corvallis the other day,
enroute to WaldpoTt for her pre
liminary examination as one of the
principals in the crime. At that
time some of the details of the al
leged murder appeared in the Times
Judge McFadden and J. F. Yates
of this city, with Mr. Hawkins of
Toledo, are'counsel for the de
fendants." They arrived Saturday
from Waldport, where the prelim
inary of Mrs. Green was held Fri
day afternoon. Mrs. Green was
held for murder, without bond,
and is to be confined in the Iinn
county jail, at Albany. It is. the
requirement of the Lincoln county
authorities that Mr. and Mrs. Green
shall not occupy the same jail. '
The story told by witnesses at
-the preliminary seems to indicate
that the case for the Statev is not
very strong. - Five years ago Shar
ratt went to Waldport, ' as he . ex
pressed it, to die. He had. been
in bad health for a loner time, and
did not expect .a recovery. He
found a home with the " Greens,
until the day of his deathr he re
sided with them. Green is a fish
erman and the day of the alleged
murder, arose at six and went to
his crab net in Alsea Bay. Mrs.
Green arose at the same time to
get breakfast. When the meal was
ready, she called to Sharratt. ohar
ratt occupied a room adjoining that
occupied by the Greens. He did
not answer, and she called again,
without response. At' length she
went to the room and there found
Sharratt unconscious, with a small,
bullet wound in the neck, above
the Adams Apple, ,Oti the bed Jay
the 22-caliore target, - rifle with
which the wound had been made.
Mrs. Green was terribly frightened
and hurried to alarm the neighbors. !
She notified Mr. and Mrs. Charles !
Stanton, Henry Nice, Jake Holgate
and called her husband. Witness
es for the prosecution say she told
them that Sharratt had shot, him
self while fooling with the target
rifle out on the front porch.
After arrival of the neighbors,
whiskey was administered, and af
ter a time, Sharratt revived. fHe
grew . better and m better, and at
last was able to talk. The course,
however, of the bullet was some
what upward, and the wound had
made him suddenly deaf. By means
of writing, he was plied with ques
tions as to how and by whom he
was shot, and if he had shot him
sehy to all of which he refused an
answer . .
During the forenoon, Sharratt
made his will. He called for writ
ing materials and requested Mrs.
Green to take down what he had
to say. He started to dictate, and
it soon developed that he was mak
ing his will. The dictation at first
was taken in pencil, but when he
discovered it, he . declared that it
would not be legal, and required
a pen to be brought.; All this time,
other persons besides the Greens
were in the room, and witnesses
to the proceedings. When a pen
and ink were brought, the dictation
of the will began over again, Mr.
Green writing it down. When tne
task was finished, it appeared that
all of the property had been willed
to the Greens. One of the . items
was $749 on deposit in a bank in
Portland. : An order was prepared
in the same way, directing "Henry
Nice to pay to the Greens a cer
tain sum due from Niqe to Shar
ratt. Sharratt called for his spec
tacles, and after properly adjusting
them, proceeded to read the will
and other papers. When he had
finished, .he called for a pen and
with the aid of a notebook for the
papers to rest on, he sighed them.
Sharratt was of a moody dispos
ition and at times was morose. The
statement, of the defense is that he
never had any trouble with the
Greens, but on the contrary, he
was very fond of both. It is also
claimed that if, as the Lincoln coun
ty authorities insist, the Greens had
murdered Sharratt, he would .j. not
after receiving vhis death wound,
have willed them all his
property. - This feature of the case
makes of it probably a prosecution
without a parallel.
y Sharratt. continued conscious
four or five days, but shortly lost
the power of speech. - All -efforts
to get him to tell how he received
the wound failed. A friend from
Portland named Keesey, "- arrived
and used every endeavor to get the
facts out of him; but without, re
sult. Keesey is one of the witness
es for the prosecution. After nine
days, Sharratt died. A post mor
tem examination was made by Dr.
Parker of Newport. The ball was
not found. In the ilpper part of
the brain, near the temple a large
quantity of pus was found. The
statement of persons who were with
the doctor at the post mortem is
that almost a tea cup measure of
it was removed. The finding of
Dr. Parker was that death was
caused directly by this pus accum
ulation: And now the doctor him
self is held under $500 bonds as an
accessory with the Greens to the
murder. - ' "
TEE NEW CAPTAIN.
Is George Herbert Root And Fred C,
Stimson is Manager Annual Foot-
George Herbert Root is to be cap
tain of the CAC football team the
coming season, ind . Fred C. Stim
son is to manage- it. Both points
were settled mid plaudits and other
manitestations 01 approval at an
athletic function Saturday night
The occasion was the annual foot
ball banquet, held at Hoel Corval
lis. Eighty persons participated
in the festivities and pronounced
the occasion the most successful of
any athletic function in the history
of OAC. Events of the evening,
besides the election b y the football
squad of their captain aud manager
was the presentation to the men of
official' sweaters, the presentation
to each of a big group photo of the
team, subs, trainers and managers,
and last but not least, the presen
tation to Manager Stimson of a
huge group picture of the eleven,
the gift of the men themselves.
These ceremonies, with the discus
sion of the menu, the post prandial
sentiments and the interlarded con
versation occupied the time from
half past nine to midnight, - and
constituted an occasion so memor
able, that its successor to come
again a year hence, will be looked
forward to with " anticipation by all
present Saturday night.
The menu at the banquet was as
follows, raw oysters,- shrimp sal
ad; turkey and cranberry saucej,
cold ham; celery, bread and butter,
pickles, and olives; ice cream, lady-
fingers and macaroons: coffee and
fruits. The tables were arranged
in the form of a huge letter U, with
'and the open space at the east end
of the dining room. The sweaters
and souvenir pictures for the men,
and the big photo for Manager
Stimson, were presented ' by Pres
ident Gatch. During the incident,
the men were lined up in the mid
dle of the room, and .the ceremon
ial took on a character intensely
impressive and extremely felicitous.
It was while the men were thus
lined up that the . election of the
captain and. manager took place.
The election was confined entirely
to the members. . Root was placed
in nomination in a neat speech by
Floyd Williams, who for three
years has played side by side with
the big half back, and - has shared
with him the honors of every vict
ory and been melancholy with him
in the hour of every defeat. The
nomination of Stimson for manager
was made in a neat address by
Glenn Goodman who has been as
sistant to Mr. Stimson, as general
manager the past year. Of toasts,
there was a number, and all in
formal. None of them was stud
ied, but all were pointed and fe
licitous. Among the speakers
were, B.' W. Johnson, Dr. Withy
combe, Dr.'Bowen Lester, F. L,
Miller, Lieut. Quinlan, and W. G.
Root was elected to the captaincy
without opposition. Dow Walker'9
name was earlier mentioned for
the place," but it is understood that
Mr. Walker himself favored Rootbe
cause of the lattes's longer service in
theteam. Root is one of the best half
backs on the Coast, or in the coun
try. He is extremely popular
with his team mates and : through
out the college, and he wilT un
doubtedly make a good captain.
In a neat speech, he promised to
do his best to promote success, and
there is no doubt but he will do it.
. The election of Fred Stimson to
the managership was in acknow
ledgment of his wise and most suc
cessful management of the past
year: Mis administration has oeen
so successful . from every stand
point that it has, made him one of
the best know n and most popular
students that ever attended AOAC
For Sale. - .
Real estate, farm and city property lor
sale, exchange or rent. - No sales means
no commission to be paid. : Yonr pat
ronage kindly solicited. Help furnish
ed and positions secured.
- H M. Stone, '
' South Main street, Corvallis. ;.; ;
O WAD AYS it is a recognized fact that most md
give some cnougnr. as to now to oe ciotnea, an
when and what tO;wear
It is possible that it would have been considered
some generations? "ago, however undignified and untras
nesslike to give t4
question ei clothes
man who fails to gi
himself this care as
consideration for pel
branded as a bad
number, not a progrei
sive citizen. '.
ing does not necessa
lly mean an enormo
manufacturers are dl
ing remarkable thin
these days throu
their tailoring adva
tages. We have bu
ness suits this yef
that you can most ca
tamly appreciate, a
you should be inta
ested in knowing wri
A m e r i c a's largs
makers of correct clothes are doing. We refer now to t
Crouse & Brandegee make.
Their garments are the work of craftsmen such
America's indomitable pluck and determination to ex
will accomplish. They're, the fright price for correct clotH
$10 to $35, ? - N-
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