The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, July 05, 1905, Image 3

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For advertisements in this column the rate
of 15 cents per line will be charged.
Floyd Williams was a Corval
lis visitor Sunday.
Mr. J. B. Horner left Monday
for a visit to Newport.
Guy Benight of Albany spent
Sunday with friends in Corvallis.
Mrs. William Crees is confined
to her home with illness.
Arthur Belknap returned Sat
u rday from a ten days' business
trip to Eastern Oregon.
T. V. Espy, a member of the
class of '04 , has been the guest of
Corvallis frietids the past week.
Miss Louise Cooper left Mon
day for a visit with Falls City
Miss Letha Patton and broth
er were Sunday visitors at the home
of M. M. Davis.
Miss Agnes Klecker has ar
rived from Portland for a three
peeks' visit with Corvallis relatives.
Mrs. W. L. Pacterson of Baker
City, arrived Friday for a visit at
the home of her father, W. S. Lin-ville.
Mrs. H. A. Hemmenwey of
Eugene, arrived Monday, and is a
guest at the Linville home.
Mrs. A. E. Wilkins returned
baturdav evening: trom a visit in
Mr, and Mrs. C. A. Peterson
left Sunday for Portland, for a
week's visit at the Fair.
Miss Lottie Kilgore of San
Francisco has arrived for an ex
tended visit with her aunt, Mrs. M.
M. Davis.
Frank Howell arrived in Cor
vallis Monday from Grays Harbor
Washington, and went on to Alsea
for a visit with friends.
Mrs. E. T. Woofs of Albany,
was the guest Sunday of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Woods. She left
Monday for a visit at Philomath.
Mrs. Julia duMoulin completed
a successful term of school twelve
miles west of Corvallis, Friday, and
has returned to her home in Cor
vallis. '
-The first Benton county peach
es of the season were in market
Monday. They were from a tree
owned by Dr. Withycornbe and
were large and luscious.
Mrs. W. P. Rogovtky and
children of Chicago are the guests
of Charles Hout and family, Mrs.
Rogovsky and Mrs. Hout are sis
ters. ,
Mrs. George Stevens and
grandson of Gold Hill have arrived
for a two weeks visit with the fam
ily of C. E. Hout. They were
joined yesterday by Mrs. D. P.
Mrs. V. E. Watters is improv
ing rapidly in a Portland hospital,
and may be sufficiently recovered
for a return home the latter part of
this week.
' Married at Benton "Harbor,
'' Mich. June 26, Warren S. Clark,
formerly of this city, to Miss Mae
Ellsworth of Chicago. In Sept
ember the young couple will visit
the Exposition in Portland, while
on their way to their future home
in San Francisco.
The following sales have recent
ly been made by Ambler & Wat
ters: Martha Scheiern to W. E,
Albin, 50 acres 6 miles southeast
of Corvallis, $1,250.' Sarah F.
Elgin to W. H. Thompson, 31-2
acres on College Hill, $2350. Paul-
ine Kline to Sarah F. Eglin, house
and 2 lots Corvallis, $1,000. Levi
Joy to Mr. Erickson, store proper
ty Granger, $1000. A. R. Brown
to Oscar Gustafson, 30 acres west
. ; of OAC, $2,000. Prof. Cordley to
v Hilda 3ustafon, 2-3 acre College
Hill, $600. M. Burnap to Georg
ina P. Ambler, house and 2 lots,
It was seven yea rs ago yester
' day, the Fourth of July, that Mrs.
Captain Geary was burned out of
house and home in Corvallis. Her
husband was commandant at OAC
but went into active service when
the war broke out. He was killed
in action during thejyear while serv
ing with his battalion in the regi
ment in the Phillipines. As stat
ed, it was on a 4 th ot July that the
Geary home was burned. During
the afternoon, flames were discov
ered issuing from the house. There
was an alarm of fire, and the de-
partment hastened to the burning
1 house which was located on Eighth
street. A hose was laid, but there
was no water. The pressure was
not stong enough to lift the stream
on to the roof, and firemen climbed
on to one part of the roof and for a
' time bravely tried to maintain the
unequal struggle agaigst the
flames. The trouble during the
absence of her husband, prostrated
Mrs. Geary.
Here also, are Plain Figures And a Plain Statement of the
Case Income, Over $8,000 Figures on Mountain Water
by a Man who Offered to Install the Plant Under
Private Ownership.
To the Editor of the Times:
Seeing you solicit a discussion of the water question through the
columns of your paper and feeling as I do that this is ona of the most
important questions we, as citizens, are likely to be called upon to de
cidelor many years to come, I think it my duty as' a citizen to do all
in my power to assist those who are anxious to give the matter honest
investigation. I wish to say in the outset that I have no time to waste
nor have I an inclination to take up the time of others in discussing the
terms ot the bill creating our committee, except to say that I like many
others am not in favor of a perpetuating committee and possibly it I had
been in charge ot the drawing ot the bill originally, I might have chang
ed some other of its features, but these things are of small importance
compared with the main question to wit: Are we to have good, whole
some water and good fire protection extended to all parts of our city,
and that, too. nrst class mountain water, the thing all ot our wide-awake
and up-to-date towns are so earnestly seeking these days, and then fol
low up this great advance step by so amending the bill at our next ses
sion of our legislature as to obliterate these objectionable ieatures, and
make it provide for an elective commission; or shall we, simply for these
technical objections vote it down and thus say to the world "No;" Cor
vallis does not care just yet to take this forward step, we are not yet
quite sure that we wish to be classed among the progressive towns of
this great Willamette valley, nor are we yet certain that the one-half of
our residents who are at present beyond the limit of out present water (
system have use for water or that their property is in any immed
iate need of fire protection. Gentlemen does it stand to reason that the
present water company or myself and associates would ever have offer
ed to install just such a system provided we should be given a fran
'chise for such purpose, if we had entertained the least doubt about its
being, not 'only self sustaining but over and above this, a profitable in
vestment. Seeing such statements have been made in yout columns and
especially noting one in the columns of the "Investigator" which I can
not help but think islargely based upon guess work and appears to be
somewhat tinged with a desire to alarm the tax paying voter into think
ing that the plant would be non-self-sustaining and that our burdens ot
city taxes would surely be increased, therefore I have gone back and dug
up my estimates of income made when figuring upon the installation of
such a system under private ownership, and I think you will all agree
with rae that under municipal ownership more, if any difference would
patronize it than under private ownership. I, too, have taken the
trouble to count the dwellings in the city, and find them by actual count
to be 572, and in my statement which follows, you will note that I am
only figuring on 70 per cent of the whole number taking water in any
form, and might add that this is very conservative and in fact I have
made all estimates herein on a most conservative basis, and am prepar
ed to satisfy any voter I feel sure as to any and all items so estimated,
who might care to apply to me personally with an honest intent to learn
the facts.
Liabilities to be provided for:
Interest on the bonded debt, say $75,000 at 5 per cent .....$3,750.00
Salary Superintendent, office rent & incidentals 1,400.00
Sinking fund, after 5 years and up to 20 years on basis of 5 per
cent to retire $30,000 of the bonds 20 3-rs. from date 1,390,20
Sinking fund, for betterments to plant and replacements 600.00
Total outlay per annum for the first
Again, amount to be provided for:
20 years $7,140.20
Interest on bonded debt, say $45,000, at 5 per cent! $2,250.00
Salary superintendent, office rent & incidentals 1,400.00
Sinking fund,' after 20 yrs. and up to 40 yrs. on same basis as
above to retire bal. of bond issue $45, 000 1,360.80
Sinking fund for betterments and replacements 600.00
Total outlay per annum for the second 20 yrs $5,610.80
Against which I think we may safely figure the following month
ly income:
Water rates 250 residences at $1 per month 250.00
" " 150 " " $1.50 per month average 225.00
" 100 Barns .374 " ' 37.50
v 200 Lawns .60 average i time.... 60.00
" " business houses, livery stables & public buildg 110.60
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Total monthy income from inception of the plant 682.50
Or an annual income of $ 8,190.00
I trust all will ponder over the above figures and see how weak
the claim is that the voting of these bonds means the saddling on the
city ot an aaaitionai aeDt ana aaaitionai Duraens. irue it is a dent in a
sense but it will prove a great asset, and it we should so desire, I amtho
roughly convinced that we could from the net profits retire our entire
warrant indebtedness now amounting to say $25,000 in round figures,
inside of 15 years operation ot the plant without increasing our water
rates one cent above the low rates above given. You will notice I count
nothing as income from the college in my estimates above, and too keep
in mind the saving to the city in its own water rates. Come boys, lay
aside our personal, predjudice and quit wrangling over these small tech
nicalities and over the fact that the personel of the committee may not
be just to our liking, for you all know it would be utterly impossible
to select 10 men in our midst but that there would be those found who
could and very likely would raise objection to them, some to one and
some to another until they should all find their opposers, just as in this
case, but who can say that these men are not of our most substantial
citizens and men whom we can trust to act in our best interests in the
installation of this system if the authority be given them, and men who
will thoroughly investigate the question as to whether or not the besa
made wood pipe is the proper pipe to use, and if not, then whether or
not the limit of $75,000 will permit them to install the plant with some
other grade of pipe which may meet their approval. In any event, re
member there is no particular harm done, for in such case the bond
simply would not be issued, and the plant would not be installed. This
is a clear, clean-cut proposition when it is Jdivested of all the side issues
that some are working so hard to bring into this election and is merely
a question of whether or not we want a hrst class mountain water sys
tem installed in our city, provided it is found on further investigation
that such can be done for the money at hand, when we authorize an is
sue of $75,000 for the purpose. Everybody vote on Thursday and J. feel
sure the result can not long be in doubt. Yours for success.
Says He Has Signed Documents Bear
ing On His Veracity Got Them
At Dallas.
Editor Times:
Repeated cotices have appeared
in later issues of The Times asking
for contributions discussing the
water question and stating that all
such would be given a fair end im
partial hearing. When eucb an'ar
tide was handed you at variance
with your ideas, instead of treating
it as an honest opinion ynu villify
the writer and seek to detract fiom
the important feature? of the ai tide
by attacking .with affidavits some
' minor statement that mighinot be
technically correct. Signed state
ments from prominent citizens of
Dillas and a personal letter from
Dr. Embree will prove whether 01
not I had reason to believe such
items were correct. Such state
ments, I have, and are open for in-
epection of any one who will call at
my place ot businees. Aa other
more important facts contained in
my article have not been attacked
by affidavit?, I presume your emis
sary has found them to be correct.
Whether or not I was justified in
making these statements may also
be determined from similar state
ments, also open for ioep'ction at
my plac9 of businees.
(Again, Mr, Emery is in error.
He has mt been "villified" by The
Times. He published untruthful
statements, and it was City Auditor
Stouffer and Dr. T. V. B. Embree,
Mr. Emery's own uncle, of Dallas,
that declared the statements untrue,
and swore to it. Because of this,
Mr. Emery, in the above, seems to
think The Times has wronged him.
What did he expect The Times to
do? If he was publishing untruths,
and big bare ones at that, in his at
tack on mountain water, did he ex
pect The Times to let them go, and
permit people to believe them? .
A funny thing i3 that Mr. Emery
Bays he has signed statements and
personal letters from ''piojainent
Dallas people" to prove that he tad
reason to believe the romances he
told to bj truths. Also, such things
tsprcvshow tiua wa9 lots of the
stuff in his late letters. Why didn't i
he print these in The Times and
Gazstte simultaneously. Alas, how
changed is all. But yesterday it
took two newspapers to convey to
the people of Corvallis the inform
ation Mr. Emery had abyut the
Dallas water system. Today Mr.
mery kaeps his"signedetatemente"
and such things down in his own
private office where nobody is going
to get any chance to draw an affi
davit on them. The Times has al
so a signed statement. It isn't
locked up behind closed doors,
afraid of the search light of truth
either, b.ut is published free to the
world in another column. It is
signed by ex-Mayor Hayter of Dil
las, and it tells the public more
about Mr. Emery's romancing.)
The following from the Albany
Democrat would indicate that Cor
vallis is to lose a popular teacher
from her public schools: Miss Ha
zel WeHer, of Brownsville has been
selected to succeed Miss Fortmiller
in the Map'e street school.
W. C. Swann is at Newport
this week, where he went Monday
with a shipment of furniture from
the firm of Hollenbsrg & Cady.
The goods go to the handsome ho
tel, formerty the Bailey house,
which has been put into first class
condition by Thomas Leese of Cor
vallis. . Thirty rooms are being fit
ted up, and this is the work in
which Mr. Swann is engaged.
Dissolution Notice.
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. Dunn. Thanking all
patrons for past favors, we be
speak a continuance of the same
for the new firm.
- E. J. Dunn.
B. J. Thatcher.
Finding Its Parents.
It looks now as if the parentage
of the "Instigator" would become
known. . By chanoe, what seems to
be a clue to one of them has been
die covered, and the authorities think
they know almost to a certainty the
identity of the other. They claim
the youngster's hair gives it away.
Naturally enough, the suspect de
nies all knowledge and refuses point
blank to confess. The following
signed statement, however, sterns
to make confessions unnecessary:
To Whom It May Concern:
This is to certiiy that about the
first of June last, W. G. Emery, of
Oorvallie, came to me and talked
about employing ine to print
small paper to be used in fighting
mountain water. He said the mam
thing in the whole business would
be secrecy, and that if I should take
the job he did not want anybody in
the world to know who was con
ducting the paper. He said there
would be several issuts, but did
not know just what size the paper
would be. He remarked that he
was afraid some one might drop in
to my office while I was printing
the paper and find out the secret of
who was editing it. I did not give
him figures because for one thing;
he did not know the size of paper
be wanted, and for another I did
not like the secrecy that had to be
observedin the business and the
fear of discovery involved. Jm
Milton P. Morgan.'IV
Corvallis, Or., JulyJ3, 1905.
lu-Anniversary Sale
As this week marks the Tlrrty-fifth year that I
have been in business in Corvallis, 1 wish first to thank
my patrons and friends for the liberal patronage they
have extendt-d 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 the
same line of goods.
Hebe are Some of the Piuces 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..... 36c
Ladies Sailor Hats, this line we are going to discontin-.
ue. All 50c values .' 24c
All 25c values ..19c
$PCCidl Amoskeag Ginghams, all colors 5c yd.
Ladies Purses and Hand Bags, black, white, brown and
tan, leather and, velvet.
Regular $1 5QT values reduced to $1.15
$1.25 " - 95
$1.00 75
.75 " " 48
Ladies Auto Yacht Golf and Saucy Caps all colors
Reguiar $1.50 caps now Sl.05
I want to close out my entire line of summer suit
ings and wash goods comprising: Voiles, Scotch Ox
fords, Mercerized Taffetas, Spot Mohairs and Crepes
Luster Linens and Homespun suitings in the season's
latest shades, at 'he following prices:
40c goods reduced to 31c. 35c Goods reduced to 27c
10c goods reduced to
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
Boys' Buster Brown Norfolk and Middy Suits size 3 to
8 years, regular $3.50 values, 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 Sardines 25c
Extra Standard Tomatoes 10c per can
Extra Standard Corn 10c per can
i Arm & Hammer or Schillings Soda 4pkgs 25c
Western Dry Granulated Sugar $5.70 per sack
Fruit Sugar $5. 70 per sack
S. L.
The White House
A girl to do general housework.
J. K. Berry.
Suitable Reward.
Will be paid for the return of
a silver watrch, lost on the State
road. Finde leave at Times office.
At Junior Hop on June 12th, a
large golf cape. Finder will please
return to Mrs. S. N. Wilkins.
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Great June Salek
A bargain oppurtunity that happens only once 3
year. On Wednesday June 7th we place on sale our
entire stock of Summer Wash Fabrics and ladies
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Wash Fabrics,
10c values reduced to..... 8c
New Waists.
Corvallis, Oregon
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 "yon are welcome" everybody is.