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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 24, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OR JUNE 24, 1905.
AFTER THE SURVEY-WHAT1
At last the people know that
pure, cold water from the mountains
for Corvallis, is not a wild, Utopian
dream, but a fixed and not difficult
possibility, A hydraulic engineer,
whose life has been devoted to
building water works, after a sur
vey, fixes the outside cost at $74.
000, which sum is within the limit
of bonds authorized by the legis
lature. This, with the action ot
the Water Committee, with refer
ence to the elective commission,
divests the water question of every
extraneous consideration and pre-,
sentsittothe people squarely on
its merits. The election occurs
Thursday July 6th, Corvallis has
the opportunity that rarely comes
to a people, an opportunity for
which there are cities that would
pay millions upon millions of dol
lars. Is it an opportunity that our
people will throw away ? Will not
the certain and tremendous benefits
to accrue, the unsurpassed and ira
surpassable advantage that it would
Since a city owned works must
be so conducted that no 'profit is to
be made of it, but only the expens
es and interest be annually paid,
and the bonds themselves be paid
'n 40 years, is it not true that a
properly conducted publicly-owned
water works will surely place water
in the hands of consumers at low
Is it not true that better fire pro
tection is needed in Corvallis and
ihat such better protection would
lower insurance rates, just as it did
in Dallas where the reduction was
co to 30 per cent and resulted in
such a saving on insurance pre
miums that it pays the 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 protec
tion that will relieve them of the
, high prices they now pay for in
surance? 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 that
day. by day, its contamination in
creases? Is it not true that the
1 Health Board of the state condemn
ed the Willamette except when fil
tered 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?
" Since all this is true and since all
the people know it to be true,
would it not be lamentable, would
it not be'almost in the nature of a
tragedy for mountain water to be
defeated in the election to take
place Thursday July 6th? In the
name of 'the growing and innocent
children in Corvallis homes, and
for the sake of Iheir health, their
physical development and strength
and their future well being, and for
the sake of those who suffer now,
who have suffered in the past and
are to suffer in the future through
terrible weeks of typhoid fever,
shall not the people of Corvallis
rally to the standard of good water
and never give up or surrender un
til it flows abundantly and protect
ingly into Corvallis homes. t
And Clerk School Election Monday
New Teachers Chosen Thirteen
There was a school election for
director and clerk Monday. F. I,.
Miller, the retiring chairman of the
school board was re-elected, and
W. A. Bu;hanan. was re-elected
clerk of district number 9. Only
10 votes were cast, of which each
candidate received all.
There are to be thirteen teachers
in the public school the coming
year, which means that two addi
tional rooms in the new building
will be occupied, making thirteen
rooms in all now in use. Two new
teachers have been added to the
itaff as follows, Miss Bessie Young
pi Dallas, and Miss Emma Lmd-
rren of Coburg. Miss Lindgren is
sister of Mrs. Carrol Cummmgs.
All the old teachers were re-elect-d
at a meeting of the board some
ime ago, and the full list of teach
ers now is, Prol. Holmes, prin-
ipal; Prof. CummingS. Miss Olive
fallow, Miss Bessie Young, Miss
Frances Belknap, Miss Edna Fin-
ey, Miss Emma Lindgren, Miss
Florence Maxfield, Miss Ethel
Kyle, Miss Margaret Powells, Miss
Hazel Weller, Miss Josephine Ful
rrton, Miss Grace Huff.
at Big Fair Cadets did Some Came
to Corvallis Others went '
The cadet regimenc which has
been encamped at the Fair since
orvallis day, broke camp Thurs
lay morning. A number of the
boys arrived in Corvallis the same
:vemng, among them, Fred Stim
on, Ray Walker, Sam Damon,
ECarl Steiwer and L. A Bundy.
Lieut, and Mrs. Quinlan also ar
rived. Some of the cadets still
remain in Portland, but most of
them have gone home for the sum
mer vacation. Dodson, one of next
year's cadet captains, has an ap
pointment as sergeant m the Ore
gon National Guard detachment,
which is the patrol at the Fair
grounds. His salary is $70 per
month. The regiment was review
ed by President Goode and staff
Tuesday, and was engaged in a
competitive drill Wednesday. Ev
ery account is that the boys ac
quitted themselves with great cred
it in every public function in
which they participated, as well as
in private behavior during their
stay on the grounds. In fact the
whole student body at OAC by rea
son of some favorable influence,
has been wont m recent years to so
behave at home and abroad that a
reputation for high standards of
young manhood and young woman
hood is being accorded them from
all over the state.
Somewhere between Corvallis
and Beaver Creek, a black over
coat. Finder will please leave at
Notice of Final Settlement
In the Matter of the Estate ot Jane Ell
zabeth Fisher, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that the nnder
signed as administrator with, the will an
nexed of the estate of Jane Elizabeth
Fishei , deceased, and has filed his final
account as such administrator, with the
clerk of the county court of the state of
Oregon, for iemon county, and the said
court has fixed Saturday, the 8th day of
July 1905, at the hour of 11 o'lock in
forenoon of said day as the time, and
the county court room in the court house
in Corvallis, Oregon as the place for
hearing any and all objections to said
account, ana tor settlement thereof.
Dated June io, 1905. '
- E. E.Wilson.
Administrator of the will annexed of
the estate of Jane Eliz. Fisher, deed.
Come and see Hodes' assortment
of fire works.
The sun doesn' t shine hard
enough or hot enough to fade or
crack the Sherwin-Williams paints
which we sell. Ask for color card.
Graham & Wells.
WOULD REDUCE RATES.
What a Fire Insurance man Said the
New Gravity Water System Would
do for Corvallis.
A fire insurance man was in
town Wednesday. He is the su
perintendent of agencies for the Al
liance, on the Coast. He was ques
tioned with reference to the effect a
new gravity water system would
have on insurance rates in Corval
lis. He said that a reduction of at
least 10 per cent would result. He
stated that he was not thoroughly
familiar with the rating of the fire
protection system as at present ar
ranged in the town, but if it was as
he believed it to be, much of the
reductions might go to 25 per cent.
That the latter would be nearer the
average is probably true for the
reason tha a larg area of the town
at the present time is wholly with
out fire protecticn.
What does the statement f this in
surance man mean at this time?
Do our people realize the immense
sum of money that goes out of Cor
vallis annually in insurance pre
miums? The check that the Ben'
ton Flouring Mills Company used.
to send annually in payment for in
surance was 1.0,00. One Corval
lis merchant alone pays out be
tween $500 and $600 every ytar.
One agent alone sends away over
2,000 in premiums. When every
business house, every business
stock, every establishment and ev
ery concern, every home, big or
little, every content, of every home
all pay in their quota, what is the
aggregate sum per year? . Some
well posted men guess it is not far
short of $20,000. Some put the
figures even higher thin that. Put
the figures low, very low, and
name them at $15,000. Concede
that the reduction in rates will av
erage 20 per cent, and what is the
result? Three thousand dollars
per year saved in insurance. The
sum actually saved would probably
be more; but take it at $3,000, and
all the annual interest on the whole
issue of $75,000 in water bonds, ex
cept $750 would be saved. In the
face of the fact, how can men have
doubts as to whether or not the
new gravity system with its fire
protection, its lower insurance rates
its splendid water tor Corvallis
homes, would be a good thing?
Former OAC Students Billings
Herbert. Two OAC giaduates were unit
ed in marriage in Corvallis at nine
o'clock Wednesday evening. The
bride was Miss Myrtle Herbert of
this city, and the groom Ralph
Billings of Ashland, Oregon, who
graduated from OAC in the class
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. G. H. Feese of the First
Methodist church, the event oc
curring at the home of the bride's
parents in the western part of town.
The bride was prettily gowned in
cream silk mull, and carried a show
er bouquet. A dainty supper fol
lowed the congratulations, the
bride's bouquet being caught by
Miss Frances Belknap, and the
piece of cake containing thering
falling to Mrs. Feese. The new
ly wedded pair departed for Port
land Thursday where a week will
be spent at the Fair. They " will
reside at Ashland. 1
Mrs. Billings is one of Corvallis'
best young women, who has a host
of fritnds, and the groom is well
and favorably known here.
The wedding guests were, be
sides the family, Rev. and Mrs.
Feese, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hall,
and daughters, Misses Frances
Belknap, Allie Reader, Addie Hor
ton, Leah and Gertrude Barclay;
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Blake and Ross
Blackledge sells refrigerators.
A Costly Mistake.
Blunders are sometimes very erpen
sive. Occasionally life itself is the price
of a mistaWe, but you'll never be wrong
if you take Dr. King's New Life Pills for
Dyspepeia, Dizziness, Headache, Liver or
Bowel troubles. They are gentle yet
thorough. 25c, at Allen & Woodward's
One fresh Jersey cow and two
heifers and calves.
Inquire at this offiice.
Notice of Final Settlement,
Notice is hereby given that the under
signed, administratrix of the estate of
Jacob Whitaker, deceased has filed in
the county court of the state of Oregon,
for Benton county, her final account as
such administratrix of f aid estate, and
that Saturday the 8ih day of July, 1905,
at the hour of ten bclock a. m. has be en
fixed by said court as the time for hear
ing objections to said report and the
settlement thereof. - -.
. . Nancy L. Whitaker,
Administratrix of the estate of Jacob
You who have carpenter woik, hcuse
painting or papering to let by contract
should get my figures on the same before
placing contracts. My es'imates will
cost you nothing and might save you dol
lars. Headquarters at H. M. Stone's
office. Independent phone. Dixie line
Cord Wood Sale.
Call up No. 1 Phone, P. A. Kline line.
P. A. Kline.
Notice to Builders.
Sealed bids will be received up to 3
o'clock Saturday June 17th, 1905 for the
remodeling of the M. E. church of Cor
vallis, Ore, in accordance with the
plans and specifications now at the of
fice of Ambler & Watters. Reserve the
right to reject any and all bids.
Virgil E. Watters.
Chr. Bldg. Com.
I am prepared to saw w ood on
short notice with gasoline wood
saw. JJas A. Hoyt.
Ind. phone 351.
For Sale or Rent.
Seven room house, born and 12 lots in
Wilkins addition, known as the Mc
S. H. Moore,
Ind. Phone 713.
New Gasoline Wood Saw.
I am now ready to attend promptly
to all orders. Ind. phone 835.
W. B. Hansell.
. 150 cords oak wood, stove length ready
for delivery on short notice,
Tj. L. Brooks
Buy your Lewis & Clark
outfits from J. M. Nolan &
Wagons, hacks, plows, harrows, and
mowers, driving horses, draft horses,
baggies and harness; fresh cows. If
you want to buy, come in. I can save
H. M. Stone.
Ladies skirts all kinds and prices
at Moses' Bros. Call and see them.
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.
For shoe repairing see Fowells sec
ond door west of Berman grocery.
Done promptly. Satisfaction guaran
teed and prices reasonable.
Cummings & Cady.
Ind phone 349 or 692,
; -Work Wanted.
Jacob Gmeinor does all kind of work
around house and premises, cleaning
carpets, wash windows, carry wood, etc
Phone 162,. Indp,
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If you are looking for some real good bargains in
Stock, Grain, Fruit and Poultry Ranches, write for our
special list, or come and see us. We take pleasure in
giving you all the reliable information you wish, also
showing you over the country.
AMBLER 6c WATTERS
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance
Gorvallis and Philomath, Oregon.
C M. VIDITO
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 Offiee.
TUR stock is complete
Viy and our prices surpris
ingly low. We guar
antee these cases to be the
best made, most serviceable
and satisfactory you can buy.
Come in and see the magnifi
cent line we have to showyou.