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Official Paper ol Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OR MAY 3, 1905.
THE WATER INJUNCTION
No injunction ought to be brought
to restrain the city council from
making a preliminary survey and
estimates for a mountain water
system.. No litigation of any kind
ought to be injected . into a move
ment which has for its purpose
. adequate fire . protection and a best
water supply for Corvallis. The
subject is one over which there
should not be differences and dis
tressful contest, but peace, good
will and mutual forbearance. No
home that is torn with family broils
ever attains complete happiness or
prosperity. It is handicapped,
hindered and hampered so that
those who belong to it are not ca
pable of best endeavor. ' No com
munity that is distracted with bick
ering and differences can rise and
make the most of opportunity. It
cannot be progressive because if
one side makes a move, another
opposes, controversy arises, and
progress is impossible. No town
or city that divides into factions or
parties, and disputes, controverts
and opposes, can, except byf mere
. accident, grow and prosper.
The proposition to bring moun
tain water to Corvallis is of such
importance to all its : people that it
is almost sacred. More of the : iu-
ture wellfare of the town is tied up
in the proposition and its success
ful accomplishment than can be
joined in any other enterprise that
the community can it this time un
dertake. More good, from the
standpoint of finance , , health or
comfort would result - from an ade
quate and pure water supply than
could possibly come from any oth
er source. Thus the very import
ance, the benefits to be obtained,
the good to come to all, are in
fluences that would seem to sug
gest that peace, riot controversy,
that good will, not animadversion,
that forbearauce. not - wrangling,
should attend effort to promote the
system. . This is sufficient reason
why the invocation of the law and
an attempt to defeat the plan by an
injunction, ought not to come ten
pass. If there is to be litigation,
who is to pay for it, who but all
the people of the town. It is they
if litigation comes, that will ultim
ately pay all the cost, the lawyers
fees on both sides, the court costs
" and every other expenditure, it not
directly, then indirectly, perhaps
in water rates that otherwise might
have been lower.
Since then, harmony and unity
not lawsuits and litigation
are the means by which public wel
fare can best be promoted, all the
people of Corvallis ought first - to
determine upon such a course, andH
, then set about to find the means to
accomplish it. And how is it to
be done ? . If there are differences
over the water question will not an
application of common 'sense and a
sincere wish to agree, result in un
ity? If there is objection to a com-
mittee of 10 citizens that elects the
commission to operate the plant
and also names its own successors
in office it is easy for changes
to be made so that these objections
. can be removed. v. The members of
the committee of 10 have neither
disposition nor desire to perpetrate
themselves in a 1 position where
there is all work and no pay, where
there is neither honor nor prestige,
and where, on the contrary, at the
present time, their , motives are im
pugned, their purposes questioned
and their good intentions doubted.
It is likely that it is the view of
the committee of io that the - res
ponsibility for the future operation
of the water plant, if built,' should
not be shifted on a few persons,
but that it should be shared by all
the people of the town, 'and that
therefore they would welcome a
change whereby 1 the members of
, the committee should become elect
ive and their terms of service be
limited. Before Senator Avery in
troduced the water bill in the leg
islature he took pains" to ascertain
from attorneys at home and - from
avwell known lawyer in the legis
lature if the method of naming the
committee and commission in the
future could be changed by the
next or any other legislature. Sen
ator Avery was opposed to city
ownership of water works, but he
consented to introduce a bill pro
vided the Portland plan be followed
and the committee to build the
plant be named in the bill author
izing sale of bonds. It was on this
ground that the members of the
council com mittee of five, consent
ed to the bill in its present form
well knowing, that it was the pur
pose to change the plan of select
ing the commission after the plant
should be constructed. Thus,
there is not now, nor has there
been any act by anybody nor any
plan, purpose or proposition with
reference to the water movement
that prevents the townsmen, neigh
bors and friends of Corvallis from
standing together, from acting to
gether and for helping each other
to bring to the homes of this town
pure water for the family, and
plenty of it as a defense sgainst fire
and the high-priced exactions of in
bmce then, harmonious action
is always the best and since, in the
present instance, united v action is
easily possible, why not accomplish
it? Except in the case of those
who have personal and selfish rea
sons for injunctions and for secret
or open opposition to city owner
ship and a new water supply, do
not the great interests at stake im
pel all to desire a happy solution of
possible differences ? Is it not true
that the knowledge abroad that
pure and best water brought to the
town from the mountains would
prove a great attraction to home
seekers, that it would cause them
to buy property and reside in Cor
valljs, and that such a course by
them would increase the value of
every piece of property In the town?
Is it not true that if $75.000 . in
bonds be issued to build the works
that in great part local people will
buy the bonds and thereby find a
safe investment for their money
and that a large per cent of the
sum will be spent in ancUabout Cor
vallis for material and more especial
ly for labor, which will help every'
body by giving employment at good
Since a city owned works must
be so conducted that no profit is to
be made of it, but only the expenses
and interest be annually paid and
the bonds themselves be paid in 43
years, is it not true that a properly
conducted publicly-owned water
works will surely place water in tne
hands of consumers at lowest rates
Is it not true that better fire pro
tection is needed in Corvallis and
that such better protection would
lower insurance rates, just as it did
in Dallas where the reduction was
io to 30 per cent and resulted in
such a saving on insurance pre
miums mat it pays tne interest on
bonds issued ? Is it not vital, from
a selfish standpoint for the hundreds
of homeowners in town whose
houses cannot be reached by a
stream of water from a fire hose
that there be a better fire protect
ion that will relieve them of. the
high prices they now pay for insur
ance? ' ' . ' ,- '-"-.
Is it not true that nothing would
do so much to draw students to the
college as would the knowledge,
widely scattered over Oregon' that
Corvallis had the best water to be
had in the state, pure mountain
water from Mary's Peak snow clad
Is it not true that" the water Cor
vallis people are daily drinking car
ries all the sewage .of the upper
Willamette, that it ' reeks with the
drainage of a cemetery, and thati
day by day, its contamination in
creases. Is it not true that the
Health Board of the state condemn
ed the Willamette except,: when
filtered as a source of water supply
for domestic use, and is it not true
that the best water to be had is
none too good for you, for your
wives and your children, and that
even with it, life is short, strength
fleeting and health uncertain ?
Is it not true that the chief inter
ests that will be served by defeat or
delay of the present plan is "the
present water, company, and the
owner of the electric light plant
who sees in the coming of munici-L
pal Ownership, a possible V disturb
ance of his hold on the long-suffering
homes of this city. Since these
things are all true, and since all
the people know all of them to be
true, woma it not be an unwise
thing, by injunction xr litigation,
by controversy or retusal to be rea
sonable, to delay or defeat the
movement for giving Corvallis' an
adeqr ate supply of pure water?
THREE RECORDS BROKEN.
In Final Try oat of Athletes Last' Sat
' urday Who the Hen are.
Three college records were brok
en out on OAC field Saturday. The
occasion was the final tryout for
places on the track team that Phy
sical Director lrine is placing in
the field for this season's work on
field and track. The broken rec
ords are in the high jump, the dls
cus and the hammer throw, i The
first was by Merrill Moores - who
raised the college record an inch,
and showed capacity for still furth
er raising the notch. Ray Stout
threw the discus farther than it has
ever been thrown on coilege field
before, and Dow Walker did ; the
same thing for the 16 pound ham
mer. A big crowd watched the
contests. : The first meet of the
season occurs on OAC field next
Saturday, when OAC and Columbia
University meet) at which time
some of the greatest sprinting will
be done that has ever been seen in
the Northwest. The events .and
places taken in the tryout are as
100 yard dash Williams, Smith
son and Graham.
Broad jump Moores, Graham;
220 hurdle Smithson, Cathey,
Half mile run Greenhaw: Stei-
Shot put Walker. Bower,
Pole vault Swan, Cathey and
Burns; Reed. ,
220 yard dash Williams, Smith-
son, Graham. -
- Hammer throw Walker, Abra
ham and Bower.
Mile run Da volt, Howard and
High jumjH-Moores, Swan.Reed.
120 hurdle Beldon, Cathey and
Discus throw Stout, Abraham,
Wilkins, ' :
For Police Judge.
I hereby announce myself as a candi
date for the office of police iudae subiect
to the decision of the voters at the elec
Lion 10 ue neia on monaay tne iatn aay
Ot Mav. -.' ' "Vnnrs rflsrtwtfnllv.
House to rent.
Notice of City Election.
Notice is hereby eiven that the annual
election of the City of Corvallis will be
held on Monday the 15th day of- May,
l95, for the purpose of electing the fol
lowing officers: . "
Chief of Police.
One Councilman for First Ward.
. , Two Conncilmen for Second Ward
One Councilman ior Third Ward.
The following has been designated as
the polling place, Council Chambers, in
City Hall, on the southeast corner of
Fourth & Madison streets, the polling
place will open at 9 o'clock a. m. and re
main open continuously until 6 o'clock
The following persons have been ap
pointed to conduct said election : Judges
Caleb Davis, Joseph Yates, J. W.Craw
ford; clerks, C. A. Gould. Grant Elgin,
Given Under my hand and seal of the
City of Corvallis, this 3rd day of May,
B. P. Greffoz.
Police Judge of the city of Corvallis.
Notice to Contractors.
Notice is hereby eiven that sealed bids
will be received by the Sewer Committee
until the 8th day of May at 12 o'clock
noon for the construction of a sewer
through blocks 31 and 32 Avery's Third
addition to the city of Corvallis accord.
ing to the plans and specifications now
on file in the office of police judge. A
certified check on a ; responsible bank
must accompany each bid.
Avery, Alex Kennie, JSd Buxton,
- Sewer -Committee. ,
Ladies skirts all kinds and prices
at Moses' Bros. Call and see them.
For shoe repairing see Fowells sec
ond door west of. Berman grocery.
Some one to haul 160 cords of
Anyone wanting the job call on
. G. R. Farra.
April 20th, 1905.
For Corvallis Water Co.
Blackledge sells refrigerators.
Broke into His House.
S. LeQuinn of Cavendish. Vt.. vs.
robbed of hiscustomary health by in va
sion 01 enrome constipation. When Dr
King's New Life Pills broke into hia
house, his trouble was - arrested and now
he's entirely cured. :. They're guaranteed
to cure. 25c at Allen & Woodward' drag
store. v ,, v :
Good milch cows.
m2Q-im - ,
W. H. Ish,
It will pay you to walk a block or two to see and exam
ine our exhibit of New Spring and Summer Merchandise for
MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN
All the fashionable fabrics and shades in the latest pat
terns are shown in profusion. They are as heretofore up to
the highest standard. A few of our specialties:
Royal Worchester Corsets, McGee Petticoats, Pearless
Underwear, Derby Kid Gloves, Uts & Dunns ' Ladies ' Fine
.Shoes. Ruth Shirt Waists, Gilberts Dress Linings, Broad
head Dress Goods, Radium Silks and Skinner Satins.
W. ju. Douglas Mens Shoes, Hawes $3 Hat, Crouse &
Brandegees Hand Tailored Suits for Men, Extra Good Suits
for Boys and Young Men, Dutches Trousers 10c a bution,
$1 a rip, Monarch White and Colored Shirts, Hamilton brown
Shoe for Men, Women and children, Capps all Wool Mens
$10 Suits. : ' ,
11 i 1 i 11 i 1 1 1 1 m n 1
TIMES PRINTING IS
It you take the right road to HoMenberg & Cady's furniture store
They everything for House Furnishing. . If you need a stove or range
don't forget us. The Charter Oak and Toledo Ranges are fully "warran
teed. We are having great success with these ranges. They have all
the latest improvements and we sell them with or without resivoirs.
We have reduced the price on all our new cook stoves and can sell
you a. good stove at a nominal price. Old stoves taken m exchange.
Remember we set up these stoves and guarantee satisfaction.
C. H. Newth, ;
.... Physician and Surgeon ' C.
At Dunn & Thatcher's. -
Cracked coin . 1 1.60 per cwt.
Granulated shell 1,60 "
Granulated bone 1.75 "
Crystal Grit 1.60 "
And we handle the very best poultry
and stock foods. .
Indies! If yon once nse Com
pressed Yeast, yon will have no
other. Ask for it, at Homing's.
Yon will find fall 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
not be beat in price ' V
and see. mis-tf
N. a We Sell Refrigerators.
t l VIDITO
For Bicycles, Ammun
ition, Fishing Tackle,
Sporting Goods, Etc.
) K Berry, Salesman
The Right Prices..
Two Doors South
EXTENDING WINT ER RATESJ
To Yaquina Bay Which to People Wi
ing to Enjoy Natare's Beauties
Proye so Popular.
The low rates in effect from points i
theS. P.Nto Yaquina Bay during
winter' which proved so popular with t
people wishing to view nature at thl
magnificent seaside resort .have be
extended during April and tickets w
sold on Wednesdays and Saturdays un
the last of April good for retnrn at ail
time up to May 31st, 1905.
The month of April should be a favoj
ite one for v.siting the seaside where tlf
health-giving breezes of the Pacific wi
banish "spring fever' and other ills
which flesh is heir."
Tickets from all eastside points to a
westside points, and vice versa, via tti
C & B are also on sale; and on April v.
tickets to all westside points will be o
sale by the C & E at Albany; and to a:
eastside points on the S P by the C 5t J
at Corvallis on which baggage can D
checked through to destination
Full infoimation in regard to rates el
can be obtained from any S P orC &1
agent or from W. E. Coman G P A S I
Co Portland, or T H Curtis Acting marl
ager C&EER Company Albany, 0
AH new wall paper atBlackledge's.
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. Residence Cor
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 td
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may. be
eft at Graham & w 'ham's drug store
J. FRED STATES
First Nat'l Bank Building,
G. 11. FARRA,
Office np stairs in Burnett Brick
idence on the corner of Madison
Seventh st. Phone at ho nse and offi
The prettiest and best wall you can
get for that new house ' ia Whitney's
All Fresh Goods.
of the Post Office.