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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1905)
For advertisements in this column the rate
of 15 cents per line will be charged.
Norris & Rowe's circus
be in Oorvalhs May 10th.
Indepsndence is to send a car
load of delegates in their jawn coach
to the Development League con
vention to occur in Portland next
-Tuesday and Wednesday. 1
Mrs. T. C. . Case returned tQ
her home in Albany Thursday
morning after a weeks' visit
with Corvallis friends.
There will be Easter services
at the Catholic church tomorrow.
Mass at 10:30, and vespers at 7:30
p.m. All are cordially invited.
Judge McFadden has purchas
ed the Roland Fisher farm four
or five miles west of Corvallis, The
place comprises 256 acres. The
price was $1,076 plus' a mortgage
held by the state.
The third trial of Nan Patter
son for the alleged murder of Cae
sar Young is on in New York. The
first trial cost $22,000, the second,"
$18,000 and the present one is es
timated in advance to cost $42,000.
The jury at the second: trial stood
six to six. 'With six voting then
for her acquittal, how could a court
or jury at the present or any future
trial be satisfied with a conviction ?
Would not the opinion of the six
men voting for her innocence in the
second trial be a terrible account to
reckon with, in case of her convict
ion and execution?
' The citvof Eugene is consider
ing the advisability of acquiring
and operating her own light and
water systems, - and is asking
neighboring towns and - cities for
information on the subject. . A let
ter of inquiry addressed to Corval
lis officials inquires if the town
owns light or water plant, what
the expense of maintenance is and
what the income, and along with
many other questions, whether or
not public ownership of public util
ities is deemed advisable.
Suit has been brought in the
county court for collection of $111
from L- H. McMahon and Sing On.
The latter were partners in the hop
yard on. Kiser Island. . One is a.
Sa5e:nJfli wyet 3 nd tbe o UierjijC.or-
vallis chinaman. 1 he two- engage
: ed as partners in the hop ; yard,
and in that capacity, ' on the 26th
day of last April, purchased 696
pounds ot hop twine 01 a balem
firm. The claim with interest, ag
cregates $111, and for this amount
judgment is asked by plain tiff.
Easter Sunday will be observed
at the Christian church as follows
: Sunrise prayer meeting at 6 a. m
conducted by the Y. P. S. C. E
Decision day will be observed and a
speciar sermon will be preached to
the children at j 1 a. m., subject,
"Christ the Good Shepherd." Illus
trated. A special Easter - sermon
will be preached at 8 p. in. Jgubject
'The Great Truth, and the Great
Lie." Special Easter, music will
be rendered by the choir at , both
tnese services, lne choir is now
under direction of Mr. Hughes of
the college, who is an experienced
chorus leader and by whose r help
they are,, doing splendid work.
Frank E". Jones, pastor. .
W. N. Fortner, a hydraulic
, engineer of Portland arrived Thurs
day and has been in consultation
with the local council committee
with reference to a preliminary
survey for the proposed mountain
water system. Yesterday, in com
pany with several- members of the
water committee, he went out to
Rock Creek,, to look over the ground
with a view of making an offer of a
figure at which he would 4 supply
a survey and estimates. . Mr. Fort
ner is recommended as a hydraulic
engineer of much experience and
first class ability. He recently
completed survey and plans for
gravity system at Grays Harbor
which is to supply four towns and
. is to cost more that $-500,000. It
is understood that other engineers
are cxpecieu m orvams on an er
rand similar to that of Mr. Fortner.
A good opportunity to buy
buggies, - driving horses, saddle
horses, carriages and other things
at public auction occurs next
weanesaay torencon,-. when every'
thing in the Fruit & , Waggoner
livery stable goes under the han
, mer. An . enumeration of most of
the items to be sold appears in an
advertisement in another column.
ine saie win De without reserve,
tne auctioneer having brders to
knock every thine down to lesiti
mate bidders regardless of the fig
ure. " Tfrntt Xt TiraiYnnnur : oro
mg out because their lease ot the
brick stable is expiring, and. the
work of converting that structure
into a big store building with plate
glass iront ana other modern con
veniences is shortly to begin. The
sale occurs at 10 o'clock next Wed
. The Coffee' Club Shirt Waist
dancing party will : occur Friday
evening April 28th.
Miss Mary Nolan returned
Wednesday from a several days'
visit with Portland friends. .
Miss Weller, a popular teacher
in the public schools, left this morn
ing to spend the Sabboth -with her
parents at .BrownsvHle. t
Subject at the M. ' E. church
South tomorrow "Petition of the
Greeks to see Jesus. ' An Easter
sermon, services and music " ap
propriate to the day.
At the home of Mrs. A. Peter
son last night, the Intermediate
League of the Evangelical church
gave a reception in honor "of - the
new oastor. Rev. Hurd,- who hasJ
arrived from Salem and now: oc
cupies the parsonage:. 1. V '
The JefFersouiah Literary So
ciety last evening had as guests "the
Sorosis young ladies. - Dancing,
with a literary program intersperc
ed, constituted the entertainment,
The 18 acre tract of land be'
xmging to W S McFadden .situated
on Mary's river, was purchased this
week by Albert E; Bell, .who 're
sides on College Hill. The deal
was closed Thursday.- The con
sideration was $i, 100. The sale
was made by Robinson & . Steven
son: ' :C V". -.-
r-New arrivals in Corvallis Sat
urday were Mr. and Mrs, George
Shafer ' and Mr. . and Mrs, John
Turner, all of Fa'yette,';-Ci.d'a and
relatives of-the Frahciscos, in this
city The new comers are to re
main at least a year in Webfoot, and
if satisfied with the country, . they
will dispose of their property in the
East', and locate permanently,:
The Frank Francisco ranch of
100 acres, located about tnree miles
from Corvallis, in Linn ', county.
changed ! hands Wednesday. The
new owner is D. C. Pierce, who ar
rived a few days ago fron Oklaho
ma. The consideration was $3,000
and the sale was made' by Ambler
and Walters. For the present, Mr.
Pierce and family occupy a part of
the Charles Everett house, on
north Main street. . ;
-rThe seventh annual, session of
the Women's Home Mission; So
ciety of the Columbia- Conference.
M. E. church South, will convene
in this city , .Fridav afternoon April
28, -"and" will:on1inue'"'tintilulidayl
night. Annual - missionary, sermon
by Rev. CD. McCastland at: ir
o'clock Sunday. Missionary ad
dress at night by Rev. John Reeves
and R. Wright. Much business
of interest will come before this
meeting- The public is cordially
A new master clock, eight feet
high, was installed in the 'local
Western Union office. Thursday.
It is connected by wire with the e
lectrical clocks in use at the post
office, jewelry stores and . other
places about town. The regulating
is done every hour, when if the
branch clock is off even the slight
est part of a second, it is automat
ically changed by electric current
to agree with the master clock in
the locel telegraph office. At noon
every day the .master clock is regu
lated from Portland. Each of the
branch clocks winds itself, every
hour. It makes a ..curious noise in
the process that invariably interests
the observer who hears it for the
Sheriff Burnett has received
for his Rogues gallery a photo of
Torturici the murderer who is be
ing hunted with bloodhounds and
every other means of detection
known to man. . tie murdered, a
young man named Vilardo, cut off
his head, arms and' legs and threw
them in San Francisco bay. He
was in the act of carrying the head
less and limbless trunk to the same
place in a sack, when surprised by
the police."-He dropped the ghast
ly burden and made off. success
fully eluding pursuit up to the pres
ent. The body of the murdered
man was warm and the flesh still
quivering when found by the
police. ' ;-.:"; .'..,
. Wool is quoted by local dealers
at 22. It is said a first class lot
would bring 22 1-2, if not 23, The
price is the highest in a dozen
years. A dealer remarked the oth
er day thatjwool is higher right now
than it has been in twenty years,
It has passed the 20 i cent mark
twice or more during that time, but
has never in that period climbed to
23. Dealers areguessing that
good figures will not endure. In
the big markets wools are three
cents lower than they were: in Jan
uary. Some guess that when the
clip is deliverable in June, the ten-
dancy will be downward. - A quan
tity of, Eastern Oregon wool sold
the other day at less than 14, and a
big lot in Montana went at .18.
Two work horses. ' W. K. Taylor.
HOW IT FLUCTUATED-
Bake Ovea One Day - and Iceberg the
Next The Hercury at Kansas.
City. ' " '. . ' .
W. D. DeVarney arrived Tues
day from a three weelcs' - business
trip to Kansas City. After a year
in Oregon, the old familiar Kansas
City weather nettled him. If was
this wavrf The- sun shone .bright.
on a Sunday mornjng, .biHf Mr. De
Varney could not, - because it was
-so wnu.reu,. wcai uis ucvv oiiiS
suit. So he went out m his heavy
double breasted - affair. 2 As the
sun rose higher and higher, its
heat and that of the double-breast
ed worried him. Before the after
noon wore away, the mercury had-',
risen, to 93, and Mr. D. was a bad
ly Wilted and faded flowet from
Webfoot. That eve ,.his ' spring
suit went to the tailor with" hurry
instructions. It was handed into
his room next morning .before be
had arisen, all pressed arid- ready
for use. By the same hand that ;
brought it, the double-breasted:
went to the tailor.' - Then he had
to wear the light suit. And when
he got outside, he found .the day
as cold as the day before had been
hotT It was, indeed, fierce. Cold
blasts from the north whistled
through DeVarney's rigging . and
made him shiver like a spring
lamb in a refrigerator. His - teeth
chattered, and - his . nose was blue
whenever, he ventured outside. He
borrowed a friend's overcoat, but it
only kept his upper works warm.
By nightfall, he was guessing over
the question of whether he was -a
tender Webfoot bud in Kansas
City, or in an ice cream . freezer.
The experience, after the even tem
perature of Willamette leads Mr.
D. to declare that he wouldn't give
six bits for Kansas City if he. had
to live in it as the price" of owner
BUILDING A MINIATURE CITY.'
Spokane will Show;, Herself in Hand
. Carvedf Reproduction at Fair 4
" One of the "exhibits at the Lewis
and Clark"Expositiod wilf be the
city of Spokane. -Wash Spokafie
in miniature is now ' being- built.
A civil engineer and an artist are
the builders," arM"' the"- '"Spdkate
Chamber of Commerce is the spon
sor. The minute city, a'beautiful
reproduction, with a stream t)f wat
er to represent Spokane Falls, will
occupy a room in the balcony aboe
the mining exhibit jn the " . Wash
ingtori state Sbuilding at the : fairi
and Spokane people will proudly
point out the places ot ' interest in
their city without finding it neces
sary to take ..the tourist thither.
To the sightseer, the city will" ap
pear as if seen from an elevation
over the river at Jefferson street.
and he will be looking away to the
north, the. east and : the south.
The foundation of the city, which
will include the streets, curbs and
sidewalks," will be of cement .from
two inches to six inches. thick;
The district to be represented
will be on an absolute scale : 01 . 30
feet to the inch , " which will make
the exhibit 10 x 12 feet. ' -
The buildings will ba hand carv
ed from pine. Each city block will
be made' separately and . wilt' be
fastened upon the cement found
tion by devels. - That will permit
the whole thing to be taken apart
for shipment. . After the details of
all the business buildings are carved
they' will be painted in the actual
colors ' of - the ' structures. ' The
bridges will be produced -ot wood
and wire. The outlying portions
of the city will be painted on can
vas and adroitly joined to the little
city so as to appear in - actual per
spective. - , '
Blocks for chimneys at Whitney's;
The. S. P. is selling round trip
tickets between 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 on Saturdays if East side
is taken. Passengers to pay - local
fare between Corvallis and Albany,
Largest line of matting in the city , at
YATES & YATES.
h Bert Yates and W. E, Yates have
formed a partnership under the
firm name of Yates & Yates. They
expect to do a general - insurance
and abstract business. . They- ( re
present good reliable insurance
companies, and will furnish accur
ate," neat and complete abstracts of
Benton county property at reason
able prices. .Call on or write to
Yates & Yates, - Corvallis, Or. -
COUNTY OWNS IT
New Road. Grader -Its ase" Watched
by Hany in' Demonstration ) '
' ' Tuesday v
'Demosstrtions by an expert of
the virtues 6f a new grader ' last
Tuesday and Wednesday. ; resulted
In the purchase of the machine for
use by Benton. .The demonstra
tion took place ort the Oak . Creek
road between the bridge and " the
first turn near the -hill at the west
ward. A numberpf the road su-
county ; commis
sioners and County Judge Waiters,
ae.well as a : considerable number
xf citizens, -were witnesses for great
er or less periods of vthe perform
ance, " Six horses were used, and a
day and a half was given up to the
demonstration. ' - It did not end un
til the stretch of road from the
bridgejta the turn" had - been com
pletely graded. V The machine was
ordinarv ader3" ia -use by : the
county do not have.- A hinge or
pivot enables the wheels to be cant
ed atjny' .desired , angle." They
can be so set that the machine may
be on a side hill grade at an angle
of 4sidegrees, and yet all the wheels
stand straight up. The value- of
the device is best known to . men
accustomed to use graders, ' By
means of it the shoulders pt a ditch
two feet deep were cut away and
the "dirt thrown tp either sideas de
sired; The machine is to be used
in special- instances where the oth
er 'county graders cannot - do the
work. Its cost was $425; . -
BUT ONE SURVIVES.
The Red Fox in Benton. What
. Hounds and Hunters did. ,
The career of the red fox in Ben
ton was short lived. Times read
ers will remember, that two local
citizens imported two, pair of them
from Dakota last year. Of the pair
taken by Ed Davis, one was stran
gled by its chain before it was set
at liberty. ' 'The other was .'chased
by hounds in - the vicinity of the
Locke hill, and, shot - for a coyote.
Of the Avery pair, one got away
while it was yet in confinement at
he owner's home in thisxity. and
the other was at once set at liberty.
That happened Shortly after arrival
from the .- East. ; Nothing:" : was
when, the story is, a fed fox was
chased bjf hounds.and "shotih the
vicinity of J;, M. Staat's place near
the southern boundary '; of Polk
county. If, as reported, the an
imal was a red fox,: it must have
been xme of the Avery imports.
What indicates this to be true is
that Mr. Staats, who Vas in town
Wednesday, "says that there were
two of the animals in the chase at
the time the one was killed. If the
story is true, of the four animals
imported, but one survives.
Stockholders of Corvallis Indepen-
aent lei. co. -
; Notice ia hereby given that the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Cor
vallis Independent Telephone Company
will be held at the office of the Company
in Zlerolf building in Corvallis, Oregon,
on Wednesday, the loth day of May,
1905, at the hour of eight o'clock in the
evening, for the purpose of electing di
rectors for the ensuing year, and the
transaction of such. -other, business
may legally come before the meeting.
Robert Johnson, sec.
Corvallis, Or;-April 8, 1905. '.
Lart Tuesday on the Wyatt road,. be
tween Philomath and the- John Wyatt
gate, a black purse containing $20
Finder will please leave the purse at the
Times office and receive reward.
Six dozen school hats for children , 30
eats each at Mrs, J." Mason's 3rd st.
All new wall paper at Blackledge's.
- Musical Instruments. .
' For first class piano and organs at
prices unheard of elsewhere see or phone
M A. Goodrough, 4tb st. 2nd door
north of court house. .
. Again Open.
The repair department of my bicycle
and sportiDg goods business is again
open loi business second door south of
postoffice, Quick repairing or first cla ss
work a specialty. . - -
James K. Berry,
. Estimates cheerfully given ' on any
kind of concrete work at Whitney's
. For Sale. . .
wheat - and - Eurbank - pota-
" ' - 'Eoy Ricjtard.
, Seed .
We are now
newest and rhost popular styles
of Womens Oxfords both in tan
and black leathers.
A4 New Ribbon Tie
Price from $1.00 to $3.50 .
-- For The Little Folks
Grecian Sandals, Strap Shoes,
Oxfords and Moccasin in .the
newest Spring colors . -
S. L. KLINE ;
.The "Wjlite House - ' r - x Corvallis. Oregon
,"k'SX l W? pay special attention to Mail Orders.
i Spring Display of .Mens
An enticing array
Plain and Fancy' Hosiery j
Shii-tQ Olnvpc? "Etc .
j ..... .1
Clothes Patterns are ex
clusive. Spring- Suits
$10 to $16.50
The Best $3 Hat on earth
is the -
F. L MILLER
Moses Brothes t
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry.
. ; Eyes tested free of eharge "
and glasses fitted correctly , . . .
at prices within reach of all
-; Fine watch repairing a spe- .
ialty , - - .
Pratt The Jeweler 6c Optician.
showing all the I
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