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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
VOBTAKUS, OKEGC3T, MAE 29, 180
E RUR4L WORKED.
"Bat old Line Didn't When tie Doctor
; ' . was Wanted An Incident.
Editor Times: Will you kindly
allow me space in your valuable
paper to say a few lines in regard
to the service the people here are
receiving from the Pacific States
Telephone Company. '
It seems that when their service
is most needed they are off duty or
asleep or at least deaf to our calls.
On the 2-rd inst. between the hour
of one and two o'clock a. m. we
"were at the Hoskins omce lor one
half hour endeavoring all that time
to get a call through to a doctor at
Corvallis. and was compelled to
abandon the attempt. Resort was
had to the rural line which involv
ed the awakening of the two switch
tenders between Hoskins and Lor
' vallis .and yet within ten minutes
we were through the switches of
. Dr. lather's and T. M. Staats and
communicating with the home of a
phyysician m Corvallis. The aid
of a doctor was much needed and
yet the great Pacific States Tele
phone Company was deaf to our
Here we wish to say that it is a
great blessing to the people that
they have their eyes open and
learning that they can build and
operate their own telephone lines
and by so doing receive a much
better service and a cheaper one to
them than they can get from the
Pacific States Telephone Co. -And
yet they take . or least seem
i to take great pleasure in traveling
over the country and telling the
people that they are it and through
them the only real telephone serv
ice is to be had. Yes. that . sounds
well, but such is not the case as we
have been in a position to know
for some time, to get a fair idea as
to which of the two systems are en
, deavoring to do justice by the
people, and we have found that in
our locality the Inpependent system
is held in much higher esteem.
Much credit is due the rural
line switch tenders for their prompt
ness in attending to the switches.
Yours for the Rural Telephone,
M. I. Frantz.
Hoskins," Or., March 24th, 1905.
HE BEAT LILLY.
In Lawsuit Got big fee for Selling
Hopyard Ireland as Real Estate
: ;'-,;r ; .Han. -,
A jury in the circuit court gave
to C. E. Ireland Monday a fee of
-$459 fr selling the S. N. Lilly
hop yard to D. B. Taylor. Accord
ing to the complaint and testimony
, Mr. Lilly himself was not willing
to pay the ..fee , to Ireland. The
complaint declares that it was
agreed between Mr. Lilly and Mr.
Ireland that the latter should act as
an agent for the sale of the hop
yard. The original terms by which
the sale was to made was that the
place, with the lease held by certain-
Chinese tenants cancelled,
should go at $12,000. Taylor, the
prospective buyer examined the
farm but returned to Independence
without making a purchase. On
. the witness stand, it appeared in
evidence, that afterward, Ireland
went to Independence to see Tay-v
. lor. Lilly had given Ireland the
privilege to sell the place, with the
lease of the Chinamen in effect, for
$9,000. If he made the sale on
these conditions, Ireland was to re
ceive a fee of $500. Taylor himself
testified that but for the efforts of
Ireland to induce him to do so, he
would not have purchasad the hop
yard. The testimony of Taylor is
said to have been one of the facts
that floored the jurors and they
brought in a verdict providing for
a five per cent commission on the
sale price of $9,000 and - interest,
aggregating $459. There was tes-
timony to the effect that after the
sale, Mr. Lilly offered Mr. - Ireland
Call for Warrants. .
Notice is hereby given that there
is money on hand in the city
treasury - '- to pay all warrants
drawn on the general fund and in-
dorsed prior to Oct 14, 1903, in
cluding warrant numbered 3495.
There is also money in the city
treasury to pay all indorsed . city
street fund warrants. Interest
will be stopped on same from this
late. Corvallis, Mar 28, 1905. :
. . , William McLagan,
'' " ' ' City Treas.
' For Sale.
Cood milch cows.
W. H. Ish,
PAYS CASH NOW.
Eentoa Again out of Debt Treasur
er's Call Today Cancels all --
Benton county is once more out
of debt. ' The notice of Treasurer
Buchanan published in the Times
today, calls in and cancels all out
standing county warrants. Until
the issuance of this call there were
warrants outstanding since Novem
ber 1,-1904, a period ol nearly five
months, and , aggregating about
$9,200. Besides paying off the en
tire indebtedness of ? the county,
there is still in the hands of the
treasurer j. sufficient sum to pay
current expenses for possibly a
couple of months. In addition,
the sheriff is still collecting taxes,
and something more will yet be ad
ded to the stock of cash in the
treasurer's hands. It will not suf
fice for long, however, as provision
was only made in the levy for a suf
ficient collection to cancel the debt
and leave the county-free to oper-
ate on a cash basis for a month or
I,ast spring the county enjoyed
a similar relaxation from debt for
a short period. All ; outstanding
warrants were called in March 20th
and business was conducted on a
cash basis until July 6th, when
warrants began to be issued again.
The present call for warrants is the
third since tax collecting began.
The other two called in all warrants
issued between July 6th and Nov
ember 1, 1904.
The condition of county finances
ought to be a source of satisfaction
to all taxpayers. Figures recently
published by the secretary of state,
show the county to be one of the
most economically managed of any;
county in the state. Its current
expenses were less f or 1 904 than
the expenses of all - other counties
in the state, save eight, and of the
eight, all were small inconsequen
tial or new counties like Curry,
Wheeler and the like. The con
dition reflects much credit on Mr.
Watters, Mr. Rickard, Mr. Irwin,
Mr, Jolly, and perhaps other memb
ers present and past of the county
court. AS OTHERS SAW.
Sidelights - on College Orators The
Barn Storming Variety.
' There is comment about college
oratory as a result of the Newberg
contest. ; A Eugene writer has his
view of real art. Speaking of the
things done by some of the orators
while delivering at Newberg, he
says: , ..
: "If Caesar went to Carthage the
A-ti i a . : i. t. ; .
ui amis iigui uauu wcul wuu nun,
it Caesar went up a mountain, both
hands went with him; and if Caes
ar stood still, feet were raised and
lowered in a pile-driver fashion as
if to move him, as if to say, 'Caes
ar, why stand ye gazing idly? Move
lest Brutus move thee.' But if
Caesar did not move the wisdom of
his choice was commended and we
saw Caesar crucified. I V
But a few only made noise while
the others made a noisy noise. The
correspondent of the Corvallis
Times was right when he said that
some spoke in a . Websterian style
while the majority warmed up to
the occasion and delivered their
work in what is commonly known
as barnyard . oratory. Everyone
who is acquainted with the story
of Don Quixote's windmill can re
alize the poise of our college ora
tors. Yet, ' it has been said that in
order to be heard it is necessary to
make a noise, so if a noise is good
let it be noised : about that more
noise is better.
The man who won . was a slender
individual with light hair, and a
thin face. The arms were long
and slender, being well adapted for
the windmill effect and his voice
was deep and strong enough to
sound a warning from yonder peak.
Like Old Faithful, the Yellowstone
geyser, he would burst forth with
unusual power and brightness at
Some thought such a style of
oratory wonderfully good, others
thought it ridiculously funny. Now
to. express public . opinion it- must
besaid that the Newberg orator
ical effect, was not pleasing; it did
not indicate maturity: and as has
been said it was nothing other than
another instance 01 ranting versus
polish, and as usual, ' the former
Pattern hats and novelties at Mrs
J. Masons, Friday Mar. ' 31, , and
following days. :
I am prepared to saw w ood on
short notice with gasolene wood-;
saw. ' - - W. E. Boddy.- ,
JURY TRIED IT.
Suit Against E. W. Strong Lane
County' Heirs, tne Plaintiffs.
One of the jury cases in the pres
ent term of the circuit court was the
Palmer heirs of Lane county, ver
sus E. W. Strong of Benton. In
November, 1 901 , according to the
complaint, Strong contracted with
the Palmers to take all the milling
timber off of a certain 160 acres of
land on Hutchinson Island, near
the mouth of the McKenzie .' river.
By the contract, Strong was to pay
$1.50 per thousand for maple logs,
$3 for ash. fifty cents per thousand
for white fir and balm, and 75 cents
for red and yellow fir. By July,
1903, all timber of the above var
ieties on the island that was 14
inches in diameter at the top and
eight feet long had to be cut and
removed. The sum of $106 was
paid down, and was to be a4 part
of the last payment. - On a certain
date in 1903 a settlement was had
and $515.75 was paid by Strong to
the plaintiffs for logs cut from the
island. Plaintiffs claimed Strong
cut the creamlof the timber and left
all the balm and the poorer - timbef
of the other varieties still stand
ing. Jf lamtms claimed strong
owed them $100 and interest, and
Strong claimed he s didn't. The
case occupied a part of Monday and
Tuesday. The jury was out
when the Times went to press.
WATER COMMITTEE MET.
Some Committees Named Construe
tion Work This Year if Possible.
A meeting of the Water commit
tee was held in the First National
Bank parlors Monday night. The
laM creating the committee, does
not become operative until May 18,-
and the proceedings were informal,
being confined mostly to a discus
sion of plans. , W. R.
of the council committee,
tion of an engineer was
Robert Huston and J. R.
the water committee were appointed
to act with the council committee
in securing a suitable man to make
a preliminary survey for the pipe
lines. Mr. Huston, Mr. Avery,
and Mr. Smith were appointed i
committee to correspond, with all
towns that are - operating .. - water
plants under municipal 'OwnSnhip
for the purpose of securing data for
use as required.
It was Jhe unanimous expression
of those present that a water plant
of permanent and substantial char
acter should be the guiding v motto
of the commiitee, and that nothing
cneap . in the way ot.. material or
plans should be employed. It was
also the general idea that construc
tion ought to begin as soon as pos
sible in order that work might be
in progress, during the . Lewis and
Clark Fair "The work ought to
be going this year, said Mr. Mil
ler of . the committee, "when the
Lewis and Clark Fair is in prog
ress, so that - the: Eastern visitors
who come to Corvallis may see that
the town is alive and in the act of
bringing in for domestic and other
use; mountain water known to be
the best the country affords." : The
same idea is held by all the memb
ers present, and . the expression
general that the actual work of con
structing the -system would be the
best advertisement Corvallis could
put out, and the most effective in
ducement that could be --offered
homeseekers to locate in the town.
Real estate, farm and city property ior
sale, exchange or rent. No Bales means
no commission to be paid. Your pat
ronage kindly solicited. Help furnish
ed and positions secured.
. H M. Stone,
South Main street, Corvallis.
Yon will find full line of flooring Rus
tic and finishing lumber t the ' Benton
County lumber yards opposite S, P. de
pot. - Our No. 3 grade of the above can
not be beat in price and material, Call
and gee. -.- - mi5-tf
Mill Feed Prices. - .
Feed can be had at the - following
prices at either the Corvallis or Benton
flouring 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 rer sack ; bian trd thorts st lh
The Corvallis Flouring Mills.
Eggs for Hatching.
Entered 7 birds at Corvallis show and
won 3 firsts, -I second and 3 third prizes.
White Rock eggs $1 for 15. " v ,
S. C. Rhode Island Reds:'
Eggs from 1st pen $2.50 per 16 ,
- " , and " $1.50 "15., '
These are prices packed in special boxes
for shipping. , -, -' . ' V
-W, A. Bates', 1
'- - - , CoryaHis, Or.
WAS IN WAR SCENES'.
And Had Pictures And Explained
Them Consul Miller's Lecture.
The Russo-Japanese war and al
lied topics were the subject of a
lecture in College chapel Saturday
night by H. B. Miller, late Amer
ican consul to Niu Chwang, China,
recently- named by the president
to be consul at the more important
post at Yokohama, Japan. -There
was a large audience, and all close-
followed the speaker during the
progress of his remarks. The lect
ure was illustrated with stereop-
ticon views of war scenes, soldiery,
cannon, people and other objects in
and out of the war. There was a
picture of the Russian gunboat that
early in the struggle was posted at
Niu Chwang, and which when the
aps took the place was taken 30
miles up the river and blown up.
There was a picture of the famous
Russian Battleship - Retszevan,
which the Japs puf out of commis
sion in the first naval - engagement
of the war, and another of the
Variag which the Japs shot out of
commission in the second engage
ment, but which however, they
since raised ana are now arming
for use in the Japanese navy. . .
There, were pictures .of floating
mines. 01 big guns, both Russian
and Japanese, pictures of notable
buildings at Niu Chwang. Dalney,
Mukden pronounced MookdenJ
and other cities, pictures of notable
officers in both armies, and of many
other objects of varied interest. As
the picture appeared on the canvas?.
it was explained biietly, sometimes
humorously by Mr. Miller.
A historical sketch - of the causes
of the war was given, from which
it was easy to discern that the
speaker; is in - complete sympathy
with the Japs, from whom he de
clared there is much Americans
can learn with profit. He compar
ed the plan of campaign by the
Japs in the present and the Chin
ese war of 1895 and showed how
the Japs have from the first follow
ed the exact route that they pur
sued in the former conflict, differ
ences being that they took Port
Arthur from -the Chinese in . 14
days, while the task took' 1 1 months
in the case of the Russians, and
that in the case of the former war
the Japs suffered one reverse at the
hands of he Chinese, while their
movements against the Russians
have been an unbroken line of
victories. He said the moment
Russia, France and Germany, un
der the pretext that ; her presence
there was a menace to the peace of
the world, required Japan, after
taking, the fortress from China to
evacuate Port Arthur and South
ern Manchuria, every man of prom
inence in Japan inwardly resolved
then and there to wipe out the in
sult with force, and began at onCe
to prepare for the conflict. After
nine years of preparation during
which Russia had herself by ma
chinations acquired the territory
and fort from . which Japan had
been thrust, the Japs are - now at
fearful cost to both sides, avenging
indignities heaped upon her by the
Triple Alliance. ,
Diamond Chick Food. v
Head Light oil the best for incubators.
Field and garden seeds at
Dunn & Thatcher.
Defiance seed -wheat, deliverable in
Corvallis. Price one dollar per bushel,
sacked. - ' Richard Kiger.
Dry Fir Wood
At $3.50 per cord. Orders solicited
for grub oak for summer1 delivery.
- , Corvallis.
For Sale. ,
Barred Plymouth rocks 75c
Brown Leghorn eggs at 50 c
dozen. J. B. Irvine.
- The prettiest and best wall
get for that new house is
concrete blocks. .
Whitney buys cement in large quan
tities and can make the price right with
you, - , '
A large amount of no. 2 rough lumber
all lengths. . .
At Corvallis saw mill for $6. 50 per M
Setting hens., Call on'or address
Bowen Lester, Corvallis.
For Sale Cheap.
Good horse and buggy. . J Inquire
Times omce. v v - mrs-tf
: Big line of new kimonas at Mos
es' Bros. Swell line for summer.
Prices always right on all lines of
goods at Moses' Bros. v '
"O WAD AYS it xs a"1 recognized fact that most men
give some thought
when and what to
It is possible that it would have been considered J
some generations ago, however undignified and unbusi
tOWMSST !S?5 W ttCJSt & EKSSSCK.BSOl
makers of correct clothes are
V ; V Grouse & Brandece make, r : S
ineir garments are tne
America's indomitable pluck
will accomplish. They're the
$10 to $35.
. The Most Expert Shoe men in the '
WH OLE WORLD
Were appointed on the jury of awards at the St. Louis Worlds Fair
and after the most careful and exhaustive tests awarded highest
honors to the ' ..., - - .'
STAR BRAND SHOES it
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WELLSHER 6c GRAY.
WB DO NOT
Our ad., but our goods change hands
everyday. Tour money exchanged
for Value and Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresi Groceries
r " Domestic and Imported.
Plain anfl Fancy Chinaware
A large and varied line.
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit our Store we do the
rest. - ' ,
as to how to be clothed, and
wear. - -
nesslike to give the
question of clothes a
thought. To-day a
man who fails to give '
himself this care and
consideration for per
sonal appearance is
branded as a back
number, not a progres
sive citizen. . , .
ing does not necessar
ily mean an enormous
manufacturers are do
ing remarkable things '
these days; through
their tailoring advan- -tages.
We have busi
ness suit3 this year
that you can most cer- ;
tainly appreciate, and
you should be inter
ested in knowing what
Americ a's. largest
We refer now to the
work of craftsmen such as
and determination to excel
right price for cortect clothea