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Official Paper ot Benton Countr.
CORVALLIS, OR, JUNE 7, ISC5.
MR. INGLE'S POSITION.
As to Mountain Water Why he
Joined Some Comment There-
Editor Times: You say in
issue of the 3rd inst that "no. man
ever bought a farm without first
enquiring the price. If a man
builds a house, he first ascertains
from some good carpenter what
the probable cost will be. Most
oeonle when they enter a store to
make a purchase, ask the price of
the article before they buy it."
Now I bee to say, these are not
parallel cases to the water question.
For the sake of arriving; at the
. truth, let us concede that they may
be. First Then as to buying a
farm. The first thing that any
business man would do. would be
to get his own consent to buy, and
then as to building: a house or the
purchase of goods, you would ar
rive at the same conclusion, that
he first must get his own consent.
But let us make this still plainer;
suppose ten men were banded to
gether to do business, and it took a
. majority to transact any business,
and they should want to purchase
a farm, or build a house, would
three of them buy a right-of-way
to the iarm, or order an excavation
for a building before they had laid
the matter before the tenand tak
en a vote to see if they had a mar
ority, so they could legally proceed?
Right here I wish to explain my
stand relative to this question.
The legislature passed a law cre
ating a water commission, with a
perpetuation clause to retain all of
ficers named by them for life, and
in case of resignation, removal or
death, then they, the water com
mission, name their successor, to
all of which there is a feeling of
dissatisfaction, and under these cir
cumstances, I thought , it might be
possible that the proposition might
,, be voted down, and I deemed it an
unwise move for the city council to
create an expense of 500 for a
survey before they knew ..whether
the people would assent to such a
proposition, for should they vote
negatively," then the city would
have the $500 to pay, and every
mans property be jeopardized. I want
it distinctly understood, that I am
in favor of mountain water, and
will vote for it, but dont want any
.expense made until the vote has car
ried and this is why I asked for the
I feel sure any reasoning business
man will not fail to see the point.
Yours for the best interests of the
city and taxpayer.
; J. W. Ingle.
Buxton, $1.70. The cost to Dr.
Charles I,ee would be go cents.
Would it not be better for Mr. Ing
le to pay his 92 cents, and Dr. Iee
to pay his 90 cents and the others
their amounts toward the survey,
than to pay it and a whole lot more
for court costs and lawyers fees in
a suit tending only to delay and de
feat mountain water? ;
Especially, since, if the bonds
sell, the Water Committee will pay
back the money, but the lawyers
and the courts, alas, they never
Again the city of Corvallis ought
to have a preliminary survey and
estimates, even though there be no
intention for the city to build and
own its own water works. Such a
survey and estimate would be nec
essary in order to negotiate for a
privately owned and privately con
ducted water works. Until there
is such survey and estimates, it can
never be known whether or not a
gravity system from Rock Creek is
feasible. If such a system is not
feasible, the people of Corvallis
ought to know it. and at once give
up the idea and turn to the Willam
ette or some other system a9 a
source of supply. Half the town
is without fire protection, and all
of it has but poor protection. If a
survey should show the Rock
Creek plan not to be feasible, would
not such a survey be cheap to the
people of Corvallis at $400 or $500
so that a move could be made .for a
cheaper system that would give us
fire protection, sewer flushing, and
water for all parts af town? As a
matter of fact, this survey ought to
have been made several years ago
so that during all these different
attempts at negotiation for water
works, the city council could have
known what it was doing, whether
reaching for a tangible, practicable
thing, or for a physical and finan
COMMENCEMENT AT 0. A. C
Eegins Thursday The Annual Pro
gram. . Thursday the annual graduating
exercises of the Oregon Agricultur
al College begin, closing Wednesday
June 14th. The program for,, the
Thursday, June 8th.
8:00 p. m. Debate between Utop
ian and Sorosis societies for
' the cup, College Chapel.
Friday, June 9th. '
8:00 p. m. Exercises of . Depart
ment of Elocution and Phy
sical Culture, Opera House.
Saturday, June 10th. .
8:00 p. m. Commencement ex
ercises of department of In
strumental Music, , College
Sunday June nth.
10:45 a. m. Baccalaureate sermop.
Rev. El win L,. House D. D.,
3:00 p. m. Meeting ot Young
Mens and Young Women's
Christian Associations, College
Monday, June i 2th.
8:00 p. m. Exercise of Depart
ment of Vocal Music, College
Tuesday, June 13th.
How could Mr. Ingle get his own
consent to buy a farm until he first
learned the price? The farm might
be worth in Mr. Ingle's opinion,
but 4,000; yet the owner's price
might be $10,000. Until he should
have ascertained the owner's price,
how could he determine to buy. Mr
Ingle contends that the people of
Corvallis, practically all of whom
want mountain water, should first
vote to build a mountain water
system, and after that, find out by
survey how much the system would
cost. That is to say, if it were a
farm instead of a mountain ' water
system, Mr, Ingle, would first have
the people vote to buy a farm, and
after it had been bought, ascertain
the owner's price. . .
Mr. Ingle says he does not want
his property put "in jeopardy."
His property is not "in jeopardy."
It is down town where there aire fire
' hydrants and where in case of fire
it could be reached with water. It
is all the homes in the western,
northern and southern part of town
that are "in- jeopardy." Every
thing, say west of Sixth street.
, When homes out there get : afire
they must burn to the ground with
all their contents, for they are be-r
yond the reach of water. It is no
ticeable that the property of all the
enjoiners is handy to ' hydrants.
But there is another sense per
haps, in which Mr. Ingle means to
declare that the preliminary sur
vey temporarily paid for by the
ciy would put. his property -"'in
. jeopardy" namely that it . would
increase his taxes. In fact, in their
complaint, the enjoiners set out a
hint that their reason for- the suit
is the vast increase of their taxes
likely to result if the city should
pay for the survey. The :; Times
has made some investigation along
...these lines, and finds that if the
city paid the cost of the survey,
Mr. Ingle's portion vould be - just
92 cents and no more. Would that
sum place his propertp 'in jeopar
dy (;'. Another or , the enjoiners is
Mr. Whitehorn, and his share of
, . the survey expense would be $4.70.
The cost to Mr. Sheasgreen -would
be 67 cents and to Sheasgreen &
IS IN TROUBLE.
For Spending Another Man's Money-
Officers Took Him in Tow,
ISuly Burrows, well known in
Corvallis is in the hands of officers
of the law. How deeply he is in
volved or what the outcome of the
affair will be is not known here,
The spending of money that be
longed to another is the act that
got Burrows into trouble. From
the statements of , Portland papers
it appears that a sheep herder gave
Burrows a check to cash at Vale,
Eastern Oregon. Burrows did so,
and subsequently paid the herder
$10 of the amount. How he hap'
pened to keep the balance does not
appear, except that Burrows says
it was a loan. At any rate he
came to Portland to be at the open
ing of the fair, arriving on Wednes
day. He was taken in custody by
detectives Saturday morning, and
but $46 was found on his person
The remainder of the money had
been spent during the ; three days
he had been in the metropolis,
showing that Billy had been going
some during his brief stay. One
story is that Billy struck a busted
O AC student in the city and gave
The sheriff of Malheur, county
came to Portland and took Bur
rows back to Vale for settlement of
difficulties. It may of course turn
out that Burrows claim that the
transaction was in the . nature of a
lean may be correct or partly so,
and criminal prosecution be avoid
ed. The fact that he paid $10 out
of the check to the sheep herder af
ter the paper had been cashed
would indicate the transaction not
to have been a straight out theft.
; Burrows home is at Burns, Ore
gon.His father is a physician there
and the family stands very high
in the community! The boy is ov
ergrown in statute and more or less
loose in morals. He is intelligent,
and if his lines fell among people
of the right sort he would probably
make a useful citizen. ;
2:00 p. m. Class Day
8:00 p. m.-'-Senior Play,
Wednesday, June 14th.
10:00 a. m. Commencement, Ar
p. m. Business meeting
the Alumni, College Chapel
8:00 p. m. Exercises of the Alum
ni, Armory. .
Buy your Lewis & Gark
outfits from T. M. Nolan &
Fall Cloaks and Suits.
That a redresentative of our
Y. Cloak and Suit house will
hereon Wednesday June 7th
day. You will have a chance
inspecting the latest New Yor
styles in Cloaks, Suits, Rain Coats,
Evening Coats, Silk Suits and Cos
tumes, Silk Shirtwaists, Walking
Skirts, Silk Petticoats, Wrappers,
Kimonas, also Misses and Child
rens garments. Make any selection
any garment you order will be con
fined to you. . '
J. M. Nolan & Son.
R. D. Burgess
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON
Ohice over Blackledges furniture
store. Hours 10 to 12, 3 to 5.
Phone, office 216; Res
Yon who have carpenter work, hcuse
painting or papering to let by contract
should get my figures on the same before
placing contracts. My estimates will
cost you nothing and might save you dol
lars. Headquarters at H. M. Stub's
office. -: Independent -phone. Dixie line
There will be o specihl msetintr of St.
Marys Chapter No. 9 O. E. S. on Toes-
day evening June 6th, for initiation. All
members ot the order invited, by order
of the W. M.
Mary B- Davis, secy.
For Exchange. .
A nearly new 3 1-4 farm wagon, four
inch tire will be exchanged for lighter
A. J, Irwin, Philomath.
Bell phone 4x3.
For Sale. '
Wagons, hacks, plows, harrows, and
mowers, driving horses, draft ' horses,
buggies and harness; fresh cows. If
you want to buy, come in. I can save
H M. Stone.
Ankle, Stiff Neck,
There are -three common ailments for
which Chamberlain's Pain Balm is espe
cially valuable. If promptly applied it
will save you time, money and suffering
when troubled with any one of these ail
ments. For sale by Graham & Wortham.
The partnership in the truck
business under the firm name of
Robinson & Fuller is this day dis
solved by mutual consent, George
A. Robinson retiring from the
firm: Thanking all patrons for
past favors, we bespeak for the
firm of Fuller & Whitesides,
a continuance of the same.
George Whitesides having acquir
ed the interest of G. A. Robinson.
G. A. Robinson. .
G. W. Fuller. 1
Corvallis, June 1, 1905.
, Again Open. ' -"
The repair department of my . bicycle
and sporting goods business is' again
open for business second door south of
postoffice, Quick repairing or first class
work a specialty. : . ;
; ' ' James K. Berry, r.
Ladies skirts all kinds and prices
at Moses Bros. Call and see them.
What Every One Should Do.
Mr. J. T. Barber of Irwinville, Ga., al
ways keeps a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy at
hand ready for instant use. Attacks of
colic, cholera morbus and diarrhoea come
on so suddenly that there is no time to
aunt a doctor or go to the store for med
icine. Mr. Barber says: "I have tried
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy which is one of the beBt
medicines I ever saw. I keep a bottle of
it in my room as I have had several at
tacks of colic and it has proved to be the
best medicine I ever used." For sale bv
Graham & Wortham.
1 Largest line of matting in the city at
Blackledge's. ; '
' Jacob Gmeinor does all kind of. work
around house and premises, . ' cleaning
carpets, wash windows, carry wood, etc.
Phone 162, Indp.
Cows for Sale.
Three good young cows in full milk,
Five miles north of Corvallis.
Next Tuesday noon to Thursday noon
June 6, 7, & 8, Dr. Lowe the well known
oculo-optician will be at Hotel Corva His.
If the best is none too good for your
eyes, consult him.-
Cord Wood Sale.
Call up No. 1 Phone, P. A. Kline line.
P. A. Kline.
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 Albanv to
Portland on Satutdays if East side '
is taken. Passengers to pay local
fare between Corvallis and Albany.
" , ' ' '
WAiaaa -"" Chicago fggs-
I am prepared to saw w ood on
short notice with gasoli ne wood
saw. . . . , W. E. Boddy.
Ind. phone 351.
All new wall paper at Blackledge's.
150 cords oak wood; stove length ready
for delivery on short notice,
L. L. Brooks
Good Clothes News of Stirring
Interest to Young Men.
We are offering a special line of finely tailored garments5
in sizes 30 to 36, designed especially for young men from
age fifteen and tip; choice -imported and domestic fabrics,
made up into "hand-molded" suits of rare style, grace and?
Hrom $7.50 to $16.50.
In order to reduce our stock and save moving
we will offer a reduction of 5 per cent on all goods
bought for CASH commencing June 5th and con
tinue until removal occurs, about June 25th.
Quite frequently a merchant offers a reduction on
a special line of goods, but not often a discount
is given on everything you buy as will be the case
in this SPECIAL REMOVAL SALE.
This does not apply to small purchases of
less than $1. Remember the date, June 5th.
HOLLENBERG & CADY.
The House Furnishers.
C. H. Newth,
Physician and Surgeon
Dry Fir Wood -
At $3.50 per cord. Orders solicited
for grub oak for summer delivery.
" . ".' Corvallis.
For shoe repairing see Powells . sec
ond door west of Berman grocery. :
Done promptly.' Satisfaction guaran
teed and prices reasonable. - ,
Cumminga & Cady.
Ind phone 349 or 692, "
You will find full line of flooring Bus
tic and finishing lumber at the Benton
County lumber yards opposite S, P. de
pot. Our No. 3 grade of the above can-
C M. VI
For Bicycles, Ammun
ition, Fishing Tackle,
Sporting Goods, Etc.
J K Berry, Salesman
The Right Prices. ,- All Fresh Goods.
Two Doors South of ' the Post Office.