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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1905)
For advertisements in this column the rate
of I5centsper line will be charged.
Mr. and Mrs. Mart Spangler
of San Francisco, arrived yesterday
for a visit with relatives.
J. J. Cady returned the first
of this week from a several days'
trip to Portland.
J. D. Starns departed Sunday
for his home in Crook county after
a visit in this city.
"'Rill" Tfranriepn nnrl mflfi re-
turned Monday from a few days'
visit to the Exposition.
Mrs. Mollie Starns and
daughter returned to their home
in Salem Saturday, after a brief
visit in Corvallis.
Miss Cecil Erwin who is suf
fering from typhoid fever, is report
ed as being some better.
Mrs. Nettie Stow left yester
day for her home in Nebraska
after a visit with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Cramer.
After a visit of ten days with
CorvalLs friends Miss Myrtle
Shonkwiler returned yesterday to
Mrs. Joseph Wilson and
children have taken rooms with
Mrs. B. V. Wilson for the present.
The family is to leave shortly to
join Joseph Wilson in Nevada.
Alton Coates is now in the
employ of the famous A. G.
Spaulding Co.. of Chicago, the
biggest sporting goods house in
the United States.
E. R. Bryson, Miss Helen
Holgate, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Kiger, Mrs. Rennie, W. O. Trine
and A. J. Johnson returned from
Portland oh Saturday's evening
Among those returning from
the Exposition yesterday were Mr.
and Mrs. M. M. Davi3; Miss Paul
ine Davis, Miss Mary Nolan, Miss
Mrs. Helen E- Borst and
daughter Gladys left Thursday for
their home in Centralia, Washing
ton. Enroute they will - spend a
week at the Fair.
-Mrs. J.E. Conner arrived
Monday from Santa Rosa, Califor
nia, for a visit with her brother,
. Mrs. M. P. Burnett left yes
terday for a visit with relatives at
Baker City. She was accompan
ied to Portland by Sheriff Burnett
who will spend a few days at the
Fair. . ' .
E. T. Dunn has disnivwd of his
interest in the grocery store of
Dunn & Thatcher. The new part
ner in the firm is A. P. Johnson,
who has already taken his place in
-the establishment. The transact
ion was closed the last of the week,
Everybody who has been
there, declares the Fair to be good.
The enterprise is not on so stupen
dous a scale as at St. Louis, but all
the exhibits are good and of suffic
ient value from the .standpoint of
education that all should see them.
Portland hotel men are charg
ing more for rooms than they did
before the Fair. That is the state
ment of most ' people who have
tried it. Rooms, in many imtmces
that were $i.5o per day, are $2.5o
now. There are said to be many
good private places where comfort
able room3 can be had at reason
able rates. Restaurant prices ac
cording to most accounts, are not
materially changed. .
Beginning in Portland today,
occurs the National Good Roads
convention. The programme con
tinues through four days, and in
volves speakers from half the states
in the Union, many of them men of
national reputation. Every phase
of roads and road building, with
information from all parts of the
garth are comprised ; in the topics
-for discussion. If all the people of
" Orpcrnn rmilrl attpnrl nnrl Vipar
various : addresses, an immense
movement would be certain to re
sult' that would start a mighty rev
olution in the condition of public
nignways in the state.
-At Simpson chapel this, Wed
nesday evening occurs the eighth
grade graduating exercises of
pupils from the schools of districts
number 26, number 96, number 2
number 25, number 21, and num
ber 27. The programme is, sal
utatory, Myrtle Cartwright, recita
tion, Evelyn Rogers; vocal solo,
Mrs. J. H. Edwards; recitation,
Fulton Woolridge; recitation, Eliza
Floyd; essay, Frank Houston; duet
Hazel and Caryl Edwards; class
prophecy, Harlan Belknap; vale
dictory, Angie Kyle; vocal solo,
Mrs. J. H. Edwards; address to
class, Hon. W. EL Belknap, pre
sentation of diplomas, Superintend
ent Denman; music, Bernice -' and
Anna Warmuelsdoif. " .
Souvenir Barometers at Gerhard's.
Miss Thia Johnson returned
Monday from a week's visit in
Miss Louise Gilbert left for
an extended visit with Salem rela
tives Monday. -
Mrs. Barrett returned to her
home near PhilomathSundayafter a
visit with Corvallis friends.
Mrs. Belle Cochran left Mon
day for her home in Walla Walla,
Washington, after a several weeks'
visit with relatives in Corvallis.
-t-G. B. Keady and family now
occupy the Miss Kline house near
the public school, recently vacated
by Mr. Peck.
Mioses Lena and Lizzie Rid
ders have returned to their home
in Albany after a visit with Cor
J. W. Ingle arrived Saturday
from San Francisco where the jury
in a suit against him disagreed, six
Miss Mary Miller, Miss Sarah
Wilhelm, M. Wilhelm of Monroe,
and George Wilhelm of Junction
City, were Sunday visitors in Cor
vallis. Miss Margaret Shea returns
to her home in Albany, today
after a several days visit with Cor
Mrs. S. L. Kline left yester
day for Portland. She is a dele
gate to a convention of the Ladies
Relief Corps convening., in Oregon
Mrs. Watters is in Good Sa
maritan hospital. She underwent
a surgical operation there last
Thursday. County Judge Wafers
arrived from the bedside Monday,
bringing the intelligence that she
is doing nicely, and that a rapid
recovery is anticipated.
Among Albanyites who at
tended the dedication of the bell at
the Catholic church Sunday, Mr.
and Dorgan, Mr. and Mrs. Shea,
Mrs. O'Brien, Mrs. O'Neal, Mrs.
Bidder; Misses Adelaide Ridder
Julia Dorgan, Mary O'Neal; Neal
V, Murray, Will Barrett, J. Wick
man, Ed Barrett, Ed Sullivan.
The War Department at
Washington has ordered Lieut.
Quinlan to leave O. A. C. and go
to the University of California as
military instructor next year. The
choice of the two places was open
to the Lieutenant before he came
to Corvallis, and he took O. A. C.
He is anxious., now, to avoid the.
change of his detail and has writ
ten the department requesting thqt
he be allowed to remain at Corval
lis. Physical Director Trine under
went an operation Monday for re
moval of a piece of bone from his
chin. The spot has given him
months and months of terrible pain
and trouble in which he has suf
fered most of the torments that
human flesh is heir to. Through
it all. he has plodded' painfully on
with his duties at the college, de
veloping besides his class work, a
track team supposed on all sides to
be the best the Northwest ever saw.
His friends and his physician hope
Monday's operation will afford re
lief.; - -k": .-,
Inspector Green, the man who
was the pioneer in the investigation
of land frauds in Oregon was in
Corvallis the other day. He hss
been in the government service
for more than 36 . years. While
here he made a trip to Philomath,
and interviewed parties out" there.
Nobody knows, so far what was
his errand, but it is supposed to be
a sequel to the visit several months
ago of another inspector, who
made a study for several days' of
the Benton county recordsi especial
ly those records involved in timber
The dedication of the new bell
at the Catholic ' church occurred
Sunday, Archbishop Christie con
ducting the service. There was a
sermon at . 1 1, attended by more
people than could enter the build
ing. The dedication ceremonies
occurred at 2:30 o'clock when large
numbers of fwni
J way on account of the large over
flow attendance. Besides the ritu
al ceremonies there was a brief ad
dress in connection with the con
firmation service, in which 22
children from Corvallis, Summit,
Soap Creek, Albany' and Lebanon
were confirmed. u :
Without knowing beforehand
what the cost would be, how could
people tell whether or not they
would want to vote for mountain
water? Wuh the cost $200,000
would they want to vote to build,
and yet how could they know it
would not cost that until there had
been a survey?- Engineer Miller's
survey and estimate-fixes the cost
at $74,000 and eliminates guessing
and uncertainty on the vital ques
tion of whether or not the price of
mountain water is within reach.
Was not this survey a good thing?
SEVENTY FOUR THOUSAND:
That is Estimated Cost of -Mountain
Water System Engineer Miller's
The estimated cost for a plant to
bring Rock Creek water from
Mary's Peak and delivering it to
Corvallis homes for domestic use,
is in round numbers, $74,000. The
figures are the result of the pre
liminary survey by Engineer Mil
ler, and made public at a mass
meeting of Corvallis citizens at the
court house Monday night. The
figures include every possible item
of cost, except right of way and the
estimates are declared by Engineer
Miller to be based on, outside cost.
.- The plan involves a pipe line
16 1-4 miles long, and 13 1-8 miles
of water mains for distribution pur
poses within the city limits. The
line taps Rock Creek within two
miles of its source and at a point
980 feet above the level of Corval
lis. Ic proposes . the delivery of
cold pure water into Corvallis
homes within five hcurs from the
time it leaves the bubbling springs
at its source on the mountain side,
giving a flow.of a million gallons
per day, - and "offering them boun
tiful water unsurpassed in purity
and scarcely equalled in cold spark
ling excellence. It provides for a
system of fire protection that vex
tends to the furthermost limits' of
Job's addition, of Wilkin's addition,
of Avery's addition, and of all the
extreme limits of Corvallis, in
cluding a six inch main back of Jthe
college grounds, a six inch main
through Job's addition, an eight
inch main through the heart of
Corvallis, with a vast gridiron sys
tem of six and . four inch mains
Forty Fire Hydrajtts.
throughout the town. There is
provision for forty fire hydrants,
by means of which in time of fire
four streams of water can be brought
from as many hydrants with an av
erage of less than two blocks
of hose to the stream, and that in
to any part of town. In the busi
ness portion the provision would
be such that flames could simply
be flooded with water : at any point.
At present there'are nine hydrants
in Corvallis and half the town is be
yond possible reach of a protecting
stream of water.' Above the. point
where Rock Creek is proposed to be
tapped the creek runs . through - a
"deep narrow canyon, the sides of
which are thickly wooded-with big
timber, protectingrthe stream from
sunshine, and keeping it ice cold.
It is three miles above human hab
itation and beyond the range of do
mestic animals, contamination being
absolutely unlikely. "A more ideal
spot for securing a water supply, -I
have never seen," declared Engin
eer Miller in his remarks at '-; the
mass meeting Monday night and
it certainly seems as if he ought to
know; after twenty years or more
of time spent in buildfng gravity
water systems for towns in all parts
of the country. i ,.
A fact that heightens the inter
est in Engineer Miller's estimate is
that the mountain water - question
is to be voted on by the people of
Corvallis, two weeks from tomor
row, which is Thursday, Jury 6th.
The date was fixed at a meeting of
the Water Committee Friday night.
The official notice of the election ap
pears in this issue. Engineer Mil
ler's report of his survey and es
timates is as follows: V - '
To the Honorable Punderson
Avery, chahman, A. Rennie and
W. R. Hansell, members of the
special committee of the city coun
cil. Corvallis, Ore. :
Gentlemen: - .
In accordance with your
instructions I have made a prelim
inary survey for the pip? line of
the proposed gravity water- supply
system for your city and I respect
fully beg to submit herewith the
following report and estimate of the
cost of the proposed system. ' .
' The proposed source of supply as
ou are fully aware, is Rock Creek
and the location of the intake in the
present plan is above Mary's Falls
in the N. W. quarter of Section 15.
Tp. 12, S. R. 7 W. Rock Creek is
a mountain stream, which has its
source on Mary's Peak about
two miles above Mary!s
Falls and is fed by the springs and
melting snows on the mountain
side. " It flows in its course to the
Falls through a deep and narrow
canyon, whose sides are densely
covered with a growth of large
timber as well as underbrush which
serve to protect the water from the
heating rays of the sun, and con
sequent losses by evaporation, keep
ing it cold, throughout the hottest
summer season. ,No settlers live
on Rock Creek above the proposed
intake and the nearest inhabited
dwelling Is fully three miles below
it. In fact the character of rhe
country precludes the probability
of any settlers going in there in the
future, unless for the timber and
pasture after the timber is gone.
An Ideal Supply. .
. Taken, all in all, it makes the
ideal source of municipal water
supply, but to protect the water
against all possible contamination1
in the future, I would recommend
that at no distant date the city secure
control of the water shed above
the Falls, which I believe can be
done at small expense, and set it
aside as a water reservation as has
been done by Portland and Seattle
and other cities.'
Gauging by Weir measurement
was taken of the stream the 29th
of May this year and the amount of
water then was about 2,000,000
gallons in 24 hours, this amount or
quantity being twice as much as
the carrying capacity of the pro
posed pipe line. -
From information obtained from
people that are familiar with the
flow of Rock Creek during the sum
mer months, I am led to believe
that the volume at the lowest stage
will be about 1,000,000 gallons in
twenty four hours: however to veri
fy those statements I would rec
ommend that gaugings be taken of
the stream, monthy, this summer
as no doubt the low stage of wat
er will be reached before any con
struction work is commenced.
The pipe line as now surveyed
is 16 and 1-4 miles long. This
distance would have been consider
able less had an available pass ex
isted between Rock and Woods
Several passes were examined
and the lowest one, at Chapman
cabin, being 95 feet above the pro
posed intake on Rock Creek, would
therefore be about the same as the
one selected 'and surveyed.. The
Woods Creek route would require
about twice the length of time to
build, owing to the slow progress
of driving a tunnel through the
From the proposed intake at the
forks on Rock Creek, the pipe line
followsjthe canyon in a northeast
erly direction for about two miles;
thence in a Southeasterly direction
about three miles to the west line of
sec. 20, Tp. 12 S..R. 6 W. thence
in a northeasterly direction to the
distribution reservoir site on Baldy
The pipe line is located on the
hill north of the town of Philomath
where an excellent location for a
reservoir is available in or.der to
supply that town with water. From
the proposed reservoir .on - Baldy
Butte, the pipe line follows on the
North side along the C & E. R. R
entering the 'city -on-Alder street,
where connection is made with the
proposed city distribution system
thence easterly on Alder street one
block, thence southerly on Wash
ington street four blocks; thence
East on 11th street one block,
thence on Adams street to First
street near the Willamette river.
It is planned that the pipe line
be built of wood with extra heavy
steel pipe across deep canyons and
the Mary's River Valley west of the
town of Philomath; the size of the
pipe line varies from six to ten inch
es id diameter iq accordance with
the eeaeral Elope of the country.
Wcoden pipe is extensively used,
and has bsen for years throughout
this Western country with great
puccees under conditions similar to
those which exist iu the proposed
system. Wool pipe when not laid
under a pressure exo edirg 110
pDunds per square inch compares
favorably with steel pipe as to
length of service and carrying ca
pacity. The pipe line is designed to carry
not lees than 1,000,000 gallons of
water into the city every twenty
four hours; this amount will be suf
ficient for a popula'ion of 10,000
with a daily cousumpt on of 100
gallons per capita, a very liberal es
timate for any ordinary town in
this country. ;
On Baldy Butte a distribution
reservoir of modern concrete con
struction is proposed at an eleva
tion of about 240 feet above the city,
the distance from the reservoir site
to the north limit of the distribu
tibh eye t?m being about two and
one-half miles. The reservoir will
have a capacity of rot les3 than i
million gallons and will be amply
large for years to come. From a
sanitary point of view, I do not con
sider it wisa to store the pure and
wholesome water from the moun
tain stream for any length of time
in any reservoir, but to deliver it
direct into the distribution system
whenever it is practicable to do so.
The carrying capacity of the pipe
line being about 7oo gallons per
minute which volume of water will
be sufficient to keep three one-inch
nozzle fire streams going indefinite
ly at a pressure head of about 2oo
feet and by the use of the - reservoir
4 fire "streams can be kept up for 3o
hours at any time, thus affording
ample fire protection for the city.
- THE ESTIMATES.
The distribution system will con
Continued on Fourth Page.
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F. L. MILLERS.
Great June SaleUt
A bargain oppurtunity that happens only once a
year. On Wednesday June 7th we place on sale our
entire stock of Summer Wash Fabrics and ladies
10c values reduced o 8e
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W have just received from the East a sample line
of waists which we are instructed to sell at cost rang
ing in price from 40c to $6.00
This sale includes all our new Spring Goods, and
when we say it is a bargain opportunity, we mean it.
So come in and see "you are welcome" everybody is.
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Watches, Clocks, Jewelry
Eyes tested free of charge
and glasses fitted correctly
at prices within reach of all
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