LOCAL LORE. 2TEWS OF COR V ALUS AND VICINITY TOLD IN BRIEF. The Comings and Goings of People , Social Gossip, Personal Men tion and Other Items of Public Interest. Mr. and Mrs. John Allen are Fair visitors. Mrs. E. R. Bryson and child ren are in Portland for a month's visit with relatives. Miss Bertha Davis is at home from a week's visit with Portland and Independence friends. Punderson Avery and John F. Fulton left Saturday for a week's stay at Scdaville. There is a new pianola, of lat est design, at the home of Dr. Pernot. Miss Lulu Newhouse is to re tarn today from a 'week's visit to the Fair. " An attractive new barn has fceen added to the E. B. Horning property in the southwestern part ot town. Mrs. Saylor who has spent sometime in Corvallis, left this week for her home in Portland. Miss Lizzie Kester is lying very ill at the home of Prof. Cord ley. It is feared that the ailment as appendicitis. - Among Corvallisites returning Monday from Portland were Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Wilkins, Dr. and Mrs. Harper and Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Hayward. . There were 75 passengers on. board the excursion train leaving Philomath for Newport Sunday. Twenty five went from Corvallis. There were 130 when the train gulled into Yaquina. : With Engineer Miller's prelim inary survey and estimates before them, Corvallis citizens now know what mountain water will cost, and are consequently in position to say whether or not they can afford it. They never knew before. Was it not a good thing to-get the survey? Considerable property has been changing hands in the southwest ern part of town. Mrs. Rosendorf has purchased the three lots adjoin ing her residence , property on the south ; while R. C. Wills has pur chased a triangle tract of land near the Herbert hpme. on which he is to build a dwelling this summer. A turn for the better has ap peared in the case of Mrs. John Rowland, who has been suffering for two months with typhoid fever, and she is well started toward re covery . Mr. Rowland wants mountain water in order to make sure of avoidance of future attacks ef the sort; and he expects, he says to vote for it, if it is the last vote he ever casts. The funeral of the late Rev. Thomas Starns occured Saturday at ten o'clock from the First Metho dist church. A profusion of beaut iful flowers adorned the altar and covered the casket. , The choir rendered three hymns,, and Rev. T. L. Jones of Amity, an old friend of the departed, delivered the ser mon. On the rostrum were. Rev. Feeseofthe M. E. church, Rev. Noble of the Baptist, Rev. Bush of -the Presbyterian, Rev. Jones of the Christian, Rev. Reeves of the M. E., South, and Rev. Belknap, all of whom took part in the ser : vice. Interment was in' Crystal Lake Cemetery, where the newly rounded grave was literally buried under choice roses, vines and other flowers. - One of the events of Com mencement, Saturday's Times fail ed to mention. It was the senior play at the Opera House Tuesday evening. The production - was in every respect creditable alike to the players and to Mrs. B. W. John son, under . whose instruction the play was staged. All of the parts were well sustained, especially for 1 large number of amateurs on the boards for the first time, but Karl Steiwer, in particular, as a German music teacher at a girl's boarding - school was decidedly happy and effective. Another character es pecially well rendered was Bush Davis in the role of a young man masquerading as a boarding school girL As a whole the play was one of the best and the production one f the least amateurish the seniors tvc cvci given. Dr. B. A. Cathey made a busi nees trip to Summit Monday. W. S. McFadden has been a Junction City visitor the past few days. ... Misa Maud MoBee, of Albany, was the gueet over Sunday of Cor vallis friends. Cheater Avery and family moved Monday into the old Thomp son building, opposite Dr. Pernot's residence. . - Mrs. Craig Hayes and daugh ter, of Junction City, visited from Friday until Sunday with Corvallis relatives. . Mrs. Wet-ley Hinlon and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ralls, allof Mon roe, vieiei Corvalli9 relatives Sat urday. Miss Myrtle Spaulding arrived from Portlaud Saturday, where she has been attending echool. She will spend the summer in Corvallis. Arthur BelkDap had an expe rience with a swarm of bees a few days ago, and as a result carries his right hand well bandaged this week. Seventy Four Thousand continued f.om page 2 ri-t of 13 and 1-8 miles of 4 inch, 6 inch and 8 inch wood pipe, togeth er with 4o fire hydrants, 57 gates, aed 17,oco pounds of iron casting?. The system will be able to delivr the water to the consumers at a pressure head of about 2 jo feet and is sufficiently extensive to cover the whole built-up portion of the city. The net work of pipe is so arrang ed ttat a double circuit has been obtained throughout nearly the whole -city. In this system when finished, the city of Corvallis will have a water system second to none in the Wes tern country. The cost of the proposed works, exclusive of right of way, which at present I have no means ol ascer taining, would be as follows: Headworks on Bock creek S 500.00 dealing and grubbing 1.390.00 Steel and wood pipe 33,50.40 Gates, all valves & overflows 950.50 Btundard iron castings 320.00 Fig lead and oakum 430.00 Pipe laying 1,807.82 Hauling of materials 1,900.00 Excavation andj back filling 10,200 00 50,952.72 Beservolr on Baldy Butte 2 500.00 13, 1-8 miles ol dlst. system 17.025.00 1 9,525.00 70,477.72 3,523.88 74,001.60 Add 5 per ceuk englu'g. plans Grand total From the. preliminary survey maps and profiles have been made up so that it was poesible to make a fairly close and accurate estimate of the cost of the construction work. Tie surveyed line can be revised and improved somewhat at several point3 along the pire line, and thtrtby. a slight reduction in the cost of the construction made, bat the savicg, as a wLo e, would not be sufficient to materially chanee the present estimate. REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES. Assuming that the city has a pop ulation of 2,5ao inhabitants, and as earning five persons to the house, which is the customary ttandard used would give us five hundred Louses with an average rate of $ i.25 cents pr month from each house, which is a very reasonable tax This gives us a revenue of $7,5ao per annum. The operating expen ses of the gravity system should not exceed $l,2oo per annum, hence we have: Bev. from Water consumers $7,500.00 Int. of 6 per cent on $75,000.00 $3,750.00 -Operating expenses . 1,210.00 4,950.00 Net income to the city per annum $2,550.00 In addition to this the city would obtain revenue from the Agricultural College, public institutions and the town of Philomath that would in i my judgment amount to not less than $l,5oo and as the growth of the city continues the revenue from the sale of water will correspond ingly increase. I may mention that if the pro posed works are undertaken and carried out in a first-c!aa3 manner, as outlined in this report, your city will have a modern water system, that will never fail to render the ser vice for which It is intended. Acknowledging valuable assist ance from Dennis P. Woods, C. E., thi3 reppit is respectfully submit ted. - G. W. Miller, Civil and Hydraulic Engineer. Da'ed, Corvallis, Or., June 15, 'o5. White kid slippers at Kline's, $1.50. Revolutionilmminent. A sure sign of approaching revolt and serious trouble in your system ii 11 ' vouaness, sleeplessness, or stomach up sets. Electric Bitters will quickly dis member the troublesome causes. It nev er fails to tone the stomach, regulate the Kidneys and Bowels, stimulate the Liv er, and clarify the blood. Run down sys ems benefit particularly and all the usti rt attending aches vanish under its alarching and thorough effectivenesis tilectric Bitters u only 50c, and that s seturned if it don't give perfect satiefac En. Guaranteed by Allen & Wood-eard. Raymond Henkle, a rising young business man of San" Jose, visited his father and relatives in this city Monday and Tuesday. Mr. snd Mrs. T. Callahan, Mrs. Martha Burnett and Mrs. R. H. Huston are expected home from Portland tomorrow. Judges and clerks for the wa ter election on July 6th are; E. Al len, William Bogue and S. L. Shedd, judges and S. L. Hender son, Cliff Gould and Grant Elgin clerks. ienry Amoier, tne wide a wake real estate man is to reside! was in town yesterday. The Benton county Sunda' School Convention will be held in the First M. E. chnrch of Corval lis, June 29th and 30th. A worker of the Sunday School Union of the Northwest will be present and ren der valuable assistacce. A pleas act as well as profitable time is ex pected. Come and help a'nd te helped. Engineer. Miller was called to Independence yesterday to attend a meetine of the Citv council there last night with reference to a grav ity water system. 1 he town has authority to issue $45,000 in bonds for the purpose, and it is possible that Mr. Miller may be retained to make a preliminary survey and es timate. The preliminary survey and estimate for the water system cost $655, ani tne suni has been paid. ! A number of citizens borrowed the ! money at the bank and paid the en gineers off Monday. It the bonds are ordered sold, the citizens will lose nothing, for the survey will bej paid out of the proceeds of .the bonds. But if the system is not built, the citizens will have the cost of the survey to pay. Those who borrowed the money are: P. Avery, S. L. Kline. R. H. Huston, E- P. Greffoz, P. M. Zierolf, Wm. Bogue, F. L. Miller, A. Rennie, J. R. Smith, B. W. Johnson, Thos. Leese, J. M. Nolan, B. Woodward, E. E. Wil son, B. F. Irvine, E. R. Bryson. A. J. Johnson. Virgil E. Watters, Hollenberg & Cady. Ought a few citizens be com pelled to borrow money to pay for the preliminary survey and esti mates for the water system? Are only the few citizens to be benefit ed, or is every home in town to share in the benefit ? Since all share the profit, all ought to help pay by an appropriation from the city treasury. That, however, cannot be done so long as the in junction . pends. City Corvallis Special Water Bond Election. To tn3 legal voters of the City of C rvillls: Notice Is hereby given that on Thursday the Sixth day of July, A. D. 1905, la the Common Couucil Chamber in the City Hall on the south east c rner of Madison and Fourth s.reeta in the i y ot Corvallis, Benton County, Oregou, a spt.al election of the legal voters of said city of L'cm v 'ULs will be held for the purpose of do -term ulng whether or not '-The Water Oomml: tee" said city ahall issue the bonds of the City Corvallis r foresaid, bearing interest at a rat.-1, -t exceeding live per cent - per annum, pa: le half yearly, on forty years time, lor the puij ,eof constructing water works for the city ofCi.i vailis, such election having been specially api i ted. and the time and place aforesaid fixe-; inerefor. by resolution of "The Water Ooa n lttee " of said cltyjduly passed on the 16th day ! June. 1905, Tii- maximum amount of bontfs proposed to be if :ied by said Committee for said purpose Is $75,1 ' 0.00 aud the same will not be Issued, nor said water works constructed, unless a major ity of the votes castatsuch election shall be in favor of issuing bonds. Voters desiring the Is suance of such bonds shall cause their ballots to read '"For Bonds," and these against the is suance of sucn bonds shall cause their ballots to read "Against bonds." Said election shall begin at nine o'clock in the forenoon of said 6th day of July. 1905 and con tinue until six o'clock in the afternoon of said day without the polls being closed. This notice Is eigne by the Clerk of said committee and published In the Corvallis Times a newspaper published la Corvallis, Oregon, for two weeks immediately prior to the date of such election under the direction of the afore sali resolution of "The Water Committee." -Dated this June 21st, 1905 . " S. L. KLINE, Clerk of "The WatJr Committee,". Notice. - We are here to do all kinds of ma chine work, casting, repairing and building engines, etc; on short notice, and at reasonable prices. Work guar anteed. Franklin Iron Works Co. R. D. Burgess PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office over Blackledges furniture store. Hours 10 to 12, 3 to 5. Phone, office 216; Res - Corvallis, Oregon. . Sheriffs Sale. - -. " - - On Saturday the 21th day of June, 1005, at the hour ot one o'clock in the afternoon,' at the front door of the court bouse In Corvallis, Ben ton county, Oregon, I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand, all of the following described real property situated in Benton county, Oregon towlt: The east half of tne southeast quarter cf sect ion 5; the west halt of the soutnwest quarter the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter, the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, the south half of the northwest quarter of Sect Ion 4 all in township 15 south range 6 west: al so beginning at the southeast . comer of the northeast quarter of section 5, townrhip 15 south range 5 west, and run thence west 15.25 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence east 16.25 chains, thence south 20 chains to the place of beginning, containing 30 J acres more or less Said sale Is made under an execution in my hands, saued out of the circuit court of the state of Oregon, for Benton county, in the suit of Geo. E. Chamberlain et al constituting the State Land Boai d, plaintiff, vs. Geoiga Schaferetal defendants, a proceeding to foreclose a mort gage. M. P. Burnett, -Sheriff of Bonton County, Oregon May 27th. 1905. YOU'LL NEVER FIND Copyright 1904 by Hart Schaffner fjf Marx S. L. KLINE ITS A GOOD THING To trade at a store where you know without a doubt that your orders will have prompt, careful attention and be filled with the best to be had. Its a Goon Thing To be able tosay send me that particular brand and get what you ask for, we often go out of things out of stock or something special. We never substitute unless you . say so. Its a Good Thing To buy Athen'an flour and know before you bake that you'Jl have perfect bread light and dandy pastry. Its a Good Thing ; To buy high grade foods for every article is strictly pure, whelesome and the prices reasonable. Irs a Good Thing To talk with us by phone aud ask us about the new things arriving daily. Remember its Hodest Grocery Independent Phone 203 B BO WOT OFTEM GHfflG3 Our ad., but our goods change hands every day. Your money exchanged for Value and Quality is the idea. Bis line Fresh Groceries Domestic and Imported. Plain and Fancy Cbinavare A large and varied line. - We always keep Vegetables when when they are toba had. G. SL Borning Pioneer Gun Store Hunters' Supplies, Fishing Tackle, po rtiri g Goods, Sewing Mach. Extras, j j Keys of all Kinds, and Fine Cutlery . H. E. MODES, - CORVALLIS, OR. Better, clothes at any price than yon find here made by Hart, Schaffuer.& Marx from $10 to 25. ' There's not a thread of cotton in this make of clo thes. We put all wool and silk into ours, the label is the sign of it, a small thing to look for,- a big thing to find, keep3 their shape till worn out, a newone free if they go wrong. Mail orders filled correctly. 2. For sale only by B. A. CATHEY Physician & Surgeon " : Office, room 14, BanK Bldg. Hoard IO to 12 and 2 ta 4. Phono.' office 83. Residence 351. Corvallis, Oregon. P. A. KLINE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER gorvallis P. A. Klines line Phone r. O. Address, Box 1 1. Pays highest prices for all kinds of Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed. Twenty years experience. E.E.WILSON, ATTORNEY Al LAW. For Sale. Cigar clippings of onr own roanufact re, Rose & Son. m2S tf E. R. Bryson, Attorney vit-Law, H. S. PERNOT, Physician & Surgeon Office over postoffice. Residence Cor. Fifth and TefiTerson Htrents. TTnn in n 12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be v"ttua ol ' nam's drug store. J. FRED STATES - ATTORKli I -AT-LA W. First Nat'l Bank Building, Only Set Abstract Books in Benton County G. R. FARRA, Physician &ISurgeon, Office np stairs in Burnett Brick Idence on thn pm-ner nF Trliarn Seventh at. Phone it tn isjn I a W. E. Yates Bert Yates Yates 6c Yates Law, Abstracting & Insurance, Zierolf Building Both Phones. Corvallis, Or. CORVALLIS RATES To Lewis and Clark Fair Over the Southern Pacific. Individual Rates Rate One and one third fare for the round trip, 3.50. Sale Date Daily from Mav 29th to Oct ober 15, 1903. Limit-Thirty days but not later than October 3ist,.i905. Parties of lo or more Parties of 10 or more from one j oint, must travel together on one ticket both ways, party tickets will be sold as fol lows ; Rate One fare for the round trip, $2.60. Bale uate Ut uy irom May 29m to Oct ober 15th, 1905. Limit Ten days. Organized Parties, more moving on one day from one place individual tickets will be sold as follows: Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct- ODer 15m, 1905. Limit Ten daye. Stop-Overs. No stop-overs will be allowed 011 any of the above tickets; they must be uaed tor continuous passage in each direction. For further information call on W. E. Coman, Gen. Paa. Agt. . E. Farmer, --. . -Agt. Corvallis. Diamond Chick Food. Head Light oil the best for incubators. Field and garden seeds at WILLAMETTE VALEY Banking Company Cohvallls, Oregon. Responsibility, $100,000 Deals in Foreign and Domestic Exchange. Bays County, City and School - Warrants. Principal Correspondents. SAN FRANCISCO PORTLAND f The Bank o SEATTLE f California TAOOMA I NBTW YORK Messrs. 3. P. morgan A Co. CHICAGO National Bank of The Repub- . Ho. -LONDON, raa.-N M Rothschilds Sons CANADA. Union Bank of Canada.