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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 28, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS.
CORVALLIS, OR, JUNE 28, J905.
THEY WONT OWN IT.
The Little Doorstep Publication
They Edit Wanted,--a
That Somebody Ought to Answer
Whence Came Certain Information.
A diversion of last Saturday af
ternoon was the appearance of an
unowned, unfathered, unclaimed,
-three page four column circular,
called the "Investigator." It was
left on people's doorsteps all over
town, just as a disgraced and un
fortunate girl leaves her offsprng,
deserted and forsaken, at the door
of a home. The name .of no citi
zen nor of anybody else appears as
sponsor for the little Ihing, and all
that is known of it is that it was
printed at the Gazette office. There
only one person in the office is said
to know who edits and pays for
the thins, and that person is re
quired never to reveal to anybody
the identity ot tne tamers or tne
. The contents of the sheet is an
appeal to the people of Corvallis to
continue to use Willamette river
water, to shut their eyes when they
drink it, and to never, never think
of the graveyard of which that riv
er is the drainage. Why, in par
ticular, thev want that water used
the own and only editors of the
little doorstep daisy do not put it
into the mouth of their offspring to
say. They attack the proposed
new water system from every stand
point, and with some of the funni
est arguments ever sprung on a
community, of course with an eye
single only to force people if pos
sible to continue to use Willamette
'water, with its dead carcasses, and
sewage from the Corvallis ' Flour
ing mills, and drainage from Har-
risburg, Eugene and all other up
river towns. .
Of course the thing costs consid
erable money, and it is left on door
steps tree or charge. J. here is no
explanation of where the money
comes from or how the publishers
are to get it back, or of why some
body is so anxious for Willamette
water to continue to be used in Cor
vallis. All this is one of the most
peculiar of all the peculiar things
about the little doorstep publica
tion, which its own relations wont
acknowledge. They even hire
strange hands to lay it on people's
doorsteps and compel the printer
to never, never tell on them.
Holy Rollerism may have had its
peculiarities, but it never betrayed
anything so spectacularly fantastic
as the spectacle of able-bodied men
getting up a product like the "In
vestigator' ' forcing the printer to
secrecy and then hiring . somebody
to slip around and leave the thing
on people' sjdoorsteps. The wonder
is, if they want Willamette water
to continue to be used," why don't
they come out in the open and say
so. like men, not skulk' around,
ashamed to let people know that
the "Invest I go to em is
tlieir own and only forsaken little
The incident is mentioned here
as a matter of news to country
readers of the Times. Town peo
ple, who know all abouc where it
comes from and what it means, are
glad that the little thing is not real
flesh and blood but only, a lot of
sewage from Crystal Lake cemetery
at which all hold their noses while
Real Estate Transfers.
B. H.' Mason and wf. to C. R.
Ballard, 1-2'interest blk. 5, sec.
28, near Wren, 1; ,
J. C. Taylor to John Bier, part
of lots 2 & 3. bl 17, old town, $600.
Here is what one of the oppon
ents of good water says: "Why
Engineer Miller figures it out that
500 families in Corvallis will take
mountain water if the new system
is built; why, he is wrong, because
only 125 families take water-works
If the statement of this illustrious
and progressive citizen be true, it is
information of the utmost value to
those who favor . good water. It
is positively known that the reven
ues of the' old company were about
$5,300.00 last year. Now, if there
is enough income from other sourc.
es so that 1 25 families using water
for domestic purposes yields an ag
gregate revenue of $5,300 per year,
what will be the revenue if good
water comes to town and 500 famil
ies use it for domestic purposes?
It is noticeable that Engineer
Miller did not take into account
the business houses along Main
street, the barber shops, the livery
stables, the steam engines out of
which a very great per cent of rev:
enue is derived. He did not take
into account the lawn sprinkling
during the summer months. He
simply figured on the number of
families that would use the water
and placed the rate very low. The
statement, therefore, of this friend
of Willamette water that only 125
families are using now, and along
with it the positive knowledge that
the water revenues last year were
$5,300 makes it certain that Engin
eer Miller's estimate of the reven
ues from the new System is too low
Yes, unwittingly, this citizen,
when he tells that only 125 families
use water-works water now, lets
out an unanswerable argument
in favor of adoption of the pending
plan. Since, however, . only the
old Water Company knows how
many Corvallis families take water,
how did this citizen find it out?
Who posted him on the subject,
and why? And, incidentally, for
whom is he arguing. and why?
Loretta Starr et al to Josie James
30 a southwest of Blodgett, $2. '
Max A.- Winkler to Joseph Pa
zina, 160 a near Summit, $t,200.
Hattie B. Evan and husband to
E. E, Switzer, 200 a near Blodgett,
R. A. Bowman and wf. to W. I.
Leonard, bl. 19, Wells & McElroy
W. C. Young and wf. to Anna
M. Osburn. 6 lots bl 28, Job's add,
P. V. Wistrow to W. H. Malone
acre in Alsea, $40.
John F. Benson to T. N. Arm
strong, 50 a near Albany, $1,600.
Ann E. Blodgett to Rozelle Row
land et al 11 a in Blodgett, $88.
You 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. Stone's
office. Independent phone. Dixie line
... Charles Holt.
Cord Wood Sale.
Call np 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. Eeserve the-
nght to reject any and all bids.
Virgil E. Watters.
Chr. Bldg. Com.
Mason and wf. to C. , R.
12 int in tract near Wren,
J. W. Ingram to G. R. Walden
et al 13 acres in Monroe, $350.
Charles Thomas to N. B. Trav
iss. 40 a:res southwest of Monroe,
Mary T. Wyatt to Thomas Crail
4 lots in lot 28 Philomath, $190.
I am prepared to saw w ood on
short notice with' gasoline wood
saw. JJas A. Hoyt,
Ind. phone 351.
REDUCED FXCURSION RATE
To the Seaside and Mountain
sorts for the Summer Va-
Bids to purchase to Shipley farm of
210 acres are asked. The farm is near
Monroe, Ore. Information may he had
from A. T. JShipley, Monmouth. Yates
k Yates, Corvallis. 80 acres . farming
land, good water and pasture.
' 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 Albany to
Portland on Satutdays if East side
is taken. Passengers to pay local
fare between Corvallis and Albany.
Blackledge sells refrigerators.
TJ. S. soldiers who served in Cuba dur
ing the Spanish war know what this dis
ease is, and that ordinary remedies -have
little more effect than so much water.
Cuban Diarrhoea is almost as severe and
dangerous as a mild- attack of cholera.
There is one remedy, however, that can
alwavs be depended upon as will be seen
by the followine certificate from Mrs.
Minnie Jacobs of Houston, Texas: "I
hereby certify that Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy cured
my husband of a severe attack of Cuban
Diarrhoea, which he brought home from
Cuba. . We had several doctors but they
did him no good. One bottle of this rem-
. edy cured him, as our neighbors will tes
tify I thank God foi so valuable a med-
. cine." For sale by Graham & Wortham.
Warsaw, June 25. The procla
mation issued yesterday by the so
cial democratic party of Poland and
Lithuania, calling out workmen as
a protest against the Lodz massacre
declare that in order to show the
solidarity of their brethren and to
protest against "the new and inc?s
sani crimes of the Emperor's gov-
ernmeot, all Wartair most stop
The proclamation orders that not
a single factory or workshop shall
be operated, and tbat office?, shops,
restaurants and coffee houses most
close and all traffic must cease. It
says tbat the red flag, the flag of
the workinemen mast float in the
streets ot Warsaw aud calls upon
a1! workmen to helo their brothers
to arrange a general etrike.
The military is patrolling ; the
streets lc the factory aad Jewish
districts tonight. Id the 'suburb of
Praga today workmen shot and
wounded two policemen. -
In Ogroodwa street there was an
encounter between gendarmes and
a ciod and sbot3 were fired oa
both Bides. Three civilians and one
gendarme were wounded. In other
streets processions of workmen were
On and after June 1st. the Southern
Pacific in connection with the Corvallis
& Eastern railroad will have on sale
round trip tickets from points on their
lines to Newport, Yaquina and Detroit
at very low rates, good for return until
October 10th, 19c 5.
Three day tickets to .Newport and ya
quina good going Saturdays and return
ing Mondays ara also on sale from all
eastside points from Portland to Eugene,
inclusive, and from all westside points.
Season tickets trom all eastside points
Portland to Eugene in elusive
and from all Westsid e .points
are also on sale to Detroit at very low
rates with stopover privileges at Mill
City or any other point - east enabling
tourists to visit the Santiam and Breiten
bush hot springs in the Cascade ,moun
tains which all can be reached ia a day
Season tickets will be good for return
from all Doints October loth. Three dav
tickets will be good going Saturdays and
returning Mondays only. Tickers from
Portland and vicinity win be good lor
return via the east or the west side at
option of passenger. Tickets from Eu
gene and vicinity will be good going via
the Lebanon-Springfield branch, if de
sired. Baggage on Newport v tickets
checked through to Newpoit: on Ya
quina to Yaquina only.
. S. P. trains connect with the C. & E.
at Albany and Corvallis for Yaquina
and Newport. Trains on the C. & .
for Detroit will leave A lbany at 7:3o a.
m. enabling tourists to the hot springs
to reach there the same dav. Train
from and to Corvallis connect with all
east side trains on the S. P-
Fall information as to rates, time ta
bles, etc can be obtained on application
to J. C. Mayo, Gen. Pass. agt. C. & E.
R. R.; Albany; W. E. Coman, G. P, A.
S. P,: Co. Portland or to any S, . P. or
C. & E. agent.
Rate from Corvallis to Newport, f 3.75.
Rate from , " to Yaquina, $3,
" to Detroit, 3.25.
Three day rate from Corvallis to Ya
quina or Newport, 2.50.
This bread is guaranteed to be
free from alum. For sale by Small's
Oak Wood for Sale ,
Enquire of S. A. Hall on P. A.
Kline no. 2; or I. D. Bodine, Ind
phone 290. , .
Notice of Final Settlement
In the Matter of the Estate of Jane Eli
zabeth Fisher, deceased. .
Notice is hereby given that the under
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 Benton county, and the said
court has fixed Saturday, the 8th day of
July 1905, at the hour of n o'lock in
forenoon of said dav 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, and for settlement thereof.
Dated June 10, 1905.
E. E. Wilson,
Administrator of the will annexed of
the est ate of Jane Eliz. Fisher, deed.
For Sale or Rent.
Seven room house, barn and 12 tots 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. E. Hansell.
IT ' - ' ' v'
iBBllll TUR stoc'-is coSpleteJ
rallliulN. 'c--' and our prices surpris
- MlMltt'Wv irigly low. ;' We guar-.
mMliuW antee these cases to be the
mMmMm& best made, most serviceable
Uiiran HW . and satisfactory you can Duy. I
fwf vr ' Come..in and ee the masnifi- I
I (Ik iWl : : cent line we have to showvou. I
150 cords oak wood, stove length ready
for delivery on short notice,
L. L. Brooks
Buy your Lewis & Clark
outfits from J, M. Nolan &
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
: II. M. Stone.
Ladies skirts all kinds and prices
at Moses' Bros. Call and see them.
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
. Corvallis and Philomath, Oregon.
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.
Cows for Sale. -Three
good young cows in full milk,
Five miles north of Corvallis.
A Costly Mistake.
Blunders are sometimes very expen
sive. Occasionally life itself is the price
of a mistake, but you'll never be wiong
if you take Dr. King's.New Life Pills for
Dyspepsia, Dizziness, Headache, Liver or
Bowel troubles. They are gentle yet
thorough. 25c, at Allen & Woodward's
Come and see
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.
ct e a? o l-3c a. .
fiearo the 7 T hfl You Have Always BoiigS
T1ib Kind You Have Always Be
For Sale. -
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 8th day of July, 1905,
at the hour of ten oclock a. m. has be en
fixed by said court as the time for hear
ing objections to said report and the
Nancy L. Whitaker,
Administratrix of the estate of Jacob
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. "
Frank Francis co,
For shoe repairing see Fowells seer
ond door west of Berman grocery.
Done promptly. : Satisfaction guaran
teed and prices reasonable. . -
Cummin gs & 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, - . t
C M. VIDITO
For Bicycles, Ammun
ition, Fishing Tackle,
Sporting Goods, Etc.
J K Berry, Salesman
The Right Prices.
Two Doors South
All Fresh, Goods,
the Post Office.-