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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1905)
' For advertisements in this column . the rate
- of J5 cents'per line will be charged.
Orant Elgin returned Wednes
day evening from a visit in Port
T. W. Scott of Boise, 'Idaho,
is a guest at the W. B. . Keady
Mr. and Mrs. Con Gerhard
left Wednesday .for a week's visit
at the Fair. .
Mr. and Mrs. V: S. McFad
den returned Wednesday evening
from a brief visit in Portland.
Mr. -and Mrs. T. Callahan ex
pect to leave Monday for a three
weeks sojourn at Newport. They
are to occupy the Cpvell cottage on
Miss Agnes Webber has enter
ed the Good Samaritan hospital at
Portland for a three years' course
which will fit her for a trained
Mrs. Emily Hartford, who has
spent seveial months at the home
of her sister, Mrs. B. A. Cathey,
left Wednesday . for her home in
Mrs. W. I. Jones and Mrs.
Meyers of Jefferson, two of the
best known people of that city,
were suffocated by gas in their
room at Portland, where they were
stopping while attending the Fair.
They were found dead Wednesday
A party of Albany Maccabees
assisted Wednesday evening in the
initiation of ten members in the lo
cal lodge. Those in the party
were, J. S. VanWinkle, Casper
Kropp, A. Senders, G. W. GofE, C.
N. McKee and Fred Hockspier.
Miss Maud Hayes, a well
known Corvallis girl and popular
OAC student, is to leave about
Tulv 1 5th for Nevada, where she
has accepted a position as cook for
the white employees that are con
nected with ah Indian agency.
The position was offered her by
A. V. Moses, who is here from
Nevada for a visit. Many friends
unite in good wishes for the young
Dr. B. A. Cathey is to return
tonight from a two days' business
trip to Portland. ..
Mrs.. Sol Richardson, son and
daughter arrived Thursday from
Hoquiam, Wash., for a visit with
Corvallis and Benton relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A-- Jones ex
pect to leave tomorrow,; for a two
months visit with the parents of
of .Mrs. Jones a. Seaside.
' Mrs. Charles ' Adams and
children of Yaquina are at the M.
L. Adams home in western Corvallis.
Mrs. Frank Isbell leaves to
day for Portland for a two weeks
visit at the Fair. She goes from
there to Dayton, Wash.,' and will
be absent until the first of Septem
ber. Miss Mary Jones left this week
for Canada where she expects to
spend a year. She accompanied
home her uncle and aunt, Mr. and
Mrs. Thurston, who have been vis
iting in Corvallis and Benton for
-The little child of Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Henkle swallowed a
buckle Thursday afternoon, while
playing about the restaurant.
There was considerable choking,
and the thoat was lacerated, but no
further trouble is anticipated.
. Clay Gilbert has accepted the
position on the college tarm mare
vacant by the resignation ot Gene
Robinson, who goes East to re
side. Mr. Gilbert will have charge
Lof the stock on the big college farm.
Elder W. L. Skeela of Scholls,
Oregon, will preach at the new
church in Jobs addition Saturday
evening July ist and Sunday July
2nd at the usual hours. All invited.
As the Times goes to press, it
is announced that some ot the
Good Roads speakers will be at
Philomath during the afternoon
next Tuesday, to speak with refer
ence to improvement of highways.
Mrs. J. I,. Jones, accompanied
by her daughter, Miss Alice, who
was salutatorian of this year's class
at OAC left ' Thursday for Wash
ington to join Mr. Jones and the
two boys. The family are to hold
down a big chittim claim until au
CORVALLIS TO CELEBRATE.
Ed Strange of this city is a be
liever in woodp'pe. At Ogden,
Utah, he saw wood pipe taken up
that had been in use in the distn
bution system of the city tor 30
years, and which was subsequently
sold to farmers in the vicinity for
use in irrigating their farms. This
pipe was spirallv wound, with
a flat hoop iron and in an occasion
al section this had partly rusted a
way. In the main, . however, the
pipe seemed sound. ,The change
was made in the system at Ogden
because the city had outgrown the
works and required larger distrib
uting mains. The new pipe line,
seven miles in length is built of
ied wood pipe.
Married, at Albany Wednes
day, Miss Dora P. Porter and S. D.
White of Lewiston, Idaho. The
groom is secretary of the Volliner
Clear Water Co: , vice president of
the Lewiston Foundry & Machine
Works, and is actively engaged as
one of their managers of the Mer
chants Credit Rating House of
Lewiston. He is a native of Chi
cago, and resided at Peoria, 111, be
fore going to Lewiston five years
ago. The bride is the youngest
daughter of Mrs. P, J . Porter, was
born at Shedds, is a , graduate of O I
AO and the Drexel University of
Philadelphia, and for three years
has been instructor of domestic
science in the U. of I. at Moscow.
Ashland is a town not much
larger than is Corvallis. A dis
patch in the Oregonian " January
3rd was as follows: "The reve
nues of the water system of Ash
land for the year just closed have
amounted to $11,671. 85r according
to the report of the water works
commissioner, just filed. During
the past year the system has been
extended considerably. The city
is bonded in the sum of $50,000 on
account of the water system, but it
pays a handsome revenue in addi
tion to interest and operating ex
penses." Ashland's experience
with publicly owned system has
been so satisfactory that a dispatch
in the Oregonian, June 26th is of
interest. It says: "At a meeting
of the City Council an ordinance
was passed to install a municipal e
lectric light and power plant, to- be
operated by water power. A city
election will be held July n, 1905,
! .to vote on issuing city bonds for
$5o,ooo to pay for installing the
yiaui. june 10, 1900.1t was
aeciaea dv a city election to issue
. 3o,ooo bonds for the purpose of
purcnasing all the water rights of
Ashland Creek not now owned by
the city.. The city has for years
ofcned its own gravity water
.' - works."
Sam King was arrested Tues
dav for violating a city ordinance
which prohibits any bat licensed
teamsters from hauling goods of
any "sort inside the : city limits.
Mr. King was engaged in hauling
lumber to Marys river bridge, and
there is some question as to wheth
er mere was a violation 01 law m
the case. The trial takes place to
Thursday afternoon, while in
toxicated, Charles Wiley drove a
bout town with a road . cart and
spirited horse, until near the T. H
wellsner nome tne animal ran a
way. The rig was stopped at the
Vidito stable, and Wiley was lock
ed up by Chief Lane. A huge bot
tie of whiskey was captured by the
chief , and retained as evidence
Friday forenoon Wiley pleaded
guilty to a charge of drunkennesi
and was fined $5.
Notice is hereby given that the
partnership of Dunn & Thatcher is
dissolved, E, J. Dunn retiring from
the firm. . The business will contin
ue at the old stand, under the name
of Thatcher & Johnson, Mr. John
son having succeeded to the inter
est of Mr. Dunrj. Thanking al
patrons for past favors. : we be
speak a continuance ot the same
for the new firm.
E. J. Dunn.
B. J. Thatcher.
Tomorrow to Newport
Leaves Corvallis at 8.
Cows for Sale.
Three good young cows in full milk,
'., Alfred Bicknell.
Five miles north of Corvallis.
Bids to purchase to Shipley farm of
210 acres are asked. The-farm is near
Monroe, Ore. Information may be had
from A. T. Shipley. Monmouth. Yates
& Yates, Corvallis. 80 acres farming
land, t;ood water and pasture.
Ankle, Stiff Neck,
There are three common ailments for
which Chamberlain's Pain Balm is espe
cially valuable. If promptly applied it
win save you time, money ana Buttering
when troubled with any one of these ail
ments. For sale by Graham & Wortham.
National Good Roads People to Join
Novel Features The Pro- .
" .A convention of the National
Good Roads Association of the
United States, is to be held in Cor
vallis. Tuesdav. Tulv 4th. The
road experts who have been at
tending the. great roads meeting at
the Portland Exposition, will have
charge of the sessions of the con
vention, and the results of study of
roads, their history and how to
build them, will be given with con
ciseness and strength that will be
worth the while of every man in
Benton county to hear. There are
a number of the experts, and, with
a special train and the' co-operation
of all the railroads of . the country,
they travel everywhere, telling the
story of the benefits of good roads
and of what methods to follow . to
get best results. They tell a ter
rible tale of the ' difference between
the roads of Europe and those , of
the United States. They say the
roads are so much better across the
Atlantic that it costs a farmer there
but six cents to haul a ton of prod
ucts a mile, while in the United
States it costs 25 cents. They say
the average haul in Oregon is 12
miles, and that cheref ore, on 1 ac
count of the poor road it ''costs a
farmer $3 per ton to haul 'off his
wheat or other farm products, when
it only ought, with roads like they
have in Europe, to cost him but
They talk about a smooth, hard
turnpike, as dry and hard in the
dead of winter as it is in summer,
and say enough money is spent in
every county of Oregon during ev
ery period of 15 or 20 years to have
such a system ot turnpikes radiat
ing from the county seat to the
limits of each county in every di
rection. They are going to come
to Corvallis later on and with their
machinery build a mile of model
road to show the people how road
building should be done. They
claim a perfect turnpike or macad
am only costs $1,700 to $2,000 a
mile, and that every year each
county should devote a part of the
road fund to the construction of a
few miles of permanent road. A
road so constructed should last
hundreds of years, perhaps thous
ands of years, with an .. expense for
repair only $30 or $40 per mile per
year. With such a system once
built the road. - tasL.woula ... be a.
mighty simple thing, because the
roads would not be wearing out
continually and replacement be so
The experts condemn the use of
gravel, They say it is only a tem
porary method, and there is no
question but that they are right
about it. One-tenth the effort ex
pended in the past on Benton roads
would doubtless have been suffi
cient to have completed a system of
They say that the gravel being
smooth, creeks in the road bed and
never becomes compact. Only
crushed rock, with its straight
lines and angular surfaces, is avail
able for perfect roads. Even grav
el after being crushed is not the
best, because one side or other por
tion will invariably be left round j
Tne proposed convention will
take on the character of a 4th of
July celebration. All the details
are not yet complete,' The even
ing entertainment will include a
stereoptican exhibition showing
roads of all kinds, among them be
ing one 148 miles in length, in
Egypt that has been in use in per
fect condition for 5,009 years.
There will be a morning session at
10 o'clock, an afternoon session at
two, and an evening , session at 8.
If the farmers of Benton ever had
opportunity to hear ' speeches that
will be of striking interest to them,
now is the time. They will hear
statistics Jabout roads, history of
roads, how roads affect them and
their "products and property, and
everything imaginable . in connect
ion with the subject, all boiled
down for hasty use. All the know
ledge, that is, real, complete expert
knowledge on the subject will be
brought to the front at the conven
tion, the first time Benton farmers
ever had a chance to hear such
things. : ..
Following is the program:
Tuesday, July 4th, 10 a. m.
Invocation, Rev. Reeves.
Address of , welcome, Mayor A;
J. Johnson. ' '
Address of welcome, Judge V. E.
Address of welcome, B. W. 'John---'
son, Pres.- Benton County Citi
zens League. - .
Response, Col. W. H. Moore, pres--',
ident.Nat. Good Roads Ass'n.
Address, "Legislation" Col; T. .P.
Rixey, Missouri. : '
- Tuesday, July 4TH, 2 p. m.
'.- Movement; ' Senator A., S.
-r; Mann, Jacksonville, Florida,
vice" president Nat. Good
Roads Ass'n."- . -Address.
Practical Road Construc
tion,' Hon. Wm. Bradburn,
- Consulting Engineer'' Good
' Roads Ass'n, - V - .
Five minute talks by delegates
Address, Hon. John Craft, Mobile,
. Ala., president .Alabama
Good Roads Assn. -Report
Tuesday, July 4TH 8 p.m..
Address, "0-gan?zation," Hon.
Wellington E. Louchs, Organ
izer National Good1 Roads
Ass'n., . ' ' .- --
Music. . "... " ;
Stereopticon Lecture, "The Roads
- of the World." Col. W. H.
AS TO ROCK CREEK WATER.
J. found on my doorstep Wed
nesday an unsigned circular styling
itself the "Investigator," in which
Mrs. Purdy is quoted as saying that
Rock Creek used to be, when- she
lived out in that country, contam
inated with dead cattle. Mrs:
Purdy lived six or seven miles be
low, where it is proposed ; to .... tap
Rock Creek, and she will not state
that any cattle of hers, neither will
others state, that cattle ever got
in Rock Creek above the proposed
intake for the pipe ii. line, r, The
statement in the same article that
Wyatt's cattle pasture in the vicin
ity is not true. They range on
the western slope and the summit
where all the streams run in the
opposite direction from Rock Creek.
Engineer -Miller , proposes to tap
the stream within two miles of its
source for the very purpose in part
of avoiding contamination by stock.
The. cany on at that point is devoid
of feed, and heavily timbered and
with sides of the canyon so steep
that cattle would not,, as . the en
gineer says, seek the" place unless
the timber should be cut away.'
While on the; subject I will add
that it is not surprising that the
editorial, staff of the socalled 'In
vestigator" should insist that the
man who prints their stuff shall not
tell who they are. Few men would
care to be caught at such business.
P. Avery. -
THAT ASTORIA PIPE.
The cabal displays about town
samples of rotten wood pipe, taken
so they say, from the Astoria sys
tem, after being in use ten years.
Why, indeed, do they not display
samples of steel pipe taken up, .be
cause rotted . alter only 3 years
of which there '. are some cases
May be the sample of rotten wood
pipe came from Astoria. Maybe
not. Nobody knows. .But for the
sake of argument, admit that it did.
What then? The sample in ques
tion is sap, while all the wood
pipe made now adays is from the
heatt of the tree. That was . one
reason why it only lasted cen years
at Astoria. ; .
But there was another . mistake
in the Astoria line that everybody
knows about. The outside of the
piping was not coated witn tar.
This tar coating " has been discov
ered to be an essential to make
wooded pipe durable. . That is an
other reason why it only lasted 10
years. But for these errors, the
piping, which in spite of them last
ed 10 years, might have been in
service for forty years to come,
There are still other reasons but
these are enough for any man not
interested so much in fastening
Willamette water for a long time
on his neighbors as in getting at
the real facts m the case.
Now if the cabal want to give
tne people ot Corvallis a square
deal, if they have about them a
man to man and heart to heart
honesty, why don't they get sam
ples of rotten steel pipe and lay be
side this rotten wood pipe ? They
can get it with as much ease as
they got the socalled Astoria pipe.
Watch and see if they do it.
As this week marks the Thirty-fifth year that I
have been in business in Corvallif, I wish first to thank
my patrons and friends for the liberal patronage they
have extended me. and to; announce that, as has been
my custom, I am going to hold an Anniversary Sale for :
just one week. . But this year I am going to offer you"
prices that will eclipse any previously made on ther
same line of goods.
Heee aee Some of .the Prices I am Making: ,
1900 Yards Torshon Lace and insertions, all widths
and select patterns, whi'e it lasts 5c per yd.
Thompson's Glove Fitting and W. B. Corsets to fit all
forms, $1 50, $1.25, and $1.00 grades going at 75c
50c ualues reduced to .......t.......36c
Ladies Sailor Hats, this line we are going to discontin--
ue. All 50c values ;. . ; 24c
- All 25c values . . J9c
yyvviai uiuisis.ag vjiuyiiams, uii coiurs ;.oc ya.
Ladies Purses and Hand Bags, black, white, brown and
tan, leather and velvet,
: Regular $1 50 values reduced to $1.15
$1.25 " " .;... 95
" $1.00 ' " 75'
. 7K a . AO
Ladies Auto Yacht Golf and Saucy Caps all colors
' Reguiar $1.50 caps now .....$1.05-
do $1.25 do do ,95-
do $1.00 do do .78
do ,75 do do .56
do .50 do do . 38,
I want to close out my entire line of Hummer suit
ings and wash goods comprising: voiles, Scotch Ox
fords, Mercerized Taffetas, Spot Mohairs and Crepes
Luster LiDens and Homespun suitings in the season's
latest shades, at the following prices:
. 40c goods reduced to 31c. 35c Goods reduced to 27c '
10c goods reduced to .08c.
. Fifty pairs men's trousers and outing pants reduced
from $4.50 to $3.60; $4 values to $3.20, $3.50 val-
ues to $2.65; $3 values to $2.35, $2.50 values $1.95
T 9 T J T" --f f 11 l . r -i -i r- . . n .
.ouyss cusier crown XNonoiK ana miaav ouits size 6 to
v 8 years .-regular $3.50 vainer special $2 95; regul
ar $3 values now $2.55; regular $2.50 value $2.15
all $2 values now $1.65; regular $1.50 value $1.29
Ball Mason Fruit Jars, pints 60c, quarts 73. half-gallon $1
21 pounds choice rice $1
6 cans Sardine s 25c
Extta Standard Tomatoes 10c per can
Extra Standard Corn 10c per can
Arm & Hammer or Schillings Soda 4 pkgs 25c
,. , - Western Dry Granulated Sugar $5.70 per sack
Fruit Sugar $5. 70 per sack
The White House
- - Corvallis, Oregon
Ladies Their Re
the Good Roads
Every imperfection removed from
the latest models of talking ma
chines. If you will come in we
will be happy to render a select en
tertainment. .. Graham & Wells.
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.
Bears the :-'JA Kind You Have Always BougH-
F. I. MILLERS
Great June Sale!
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 to....:.. 8c
- 12J V " ..10c .
15c " : lie
20c " . " .15c ' -
25c " " 19c
35c " '. ......27
50c " ' 37 '
W ) have just received from the East a sample lino
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.
bo come in and see you are welcome everybody is.
F. i MILLER