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Official Paper oi. Benton County,
CORVALLIS, OR, JULY 8, J905.
THHR ANNUAL CONVENTION.
Benton County Sunday Schools Some
of the Things Done.
Benton County. Sunday School
Association held its 32nd annual
convention in the M. E. church of
Corvallis, June 29th and 30th, J.H
Edwards presiding. Rev. H.
Feese of the M. E. church read the
scripture lesson in the opening de
votional services, and Dr. G. W.
Beatty, field worker of the S. S.
union offered prayer, , Dr. Feese
welcomed the delegates and was
responded to by Chairman Edwards
who gave us a birdseve view of the
convention work in Benton since
the organization of the association
The subject, "Object of the S. S.
Convention" was opened by Henry
Sheak and was followed by Dr.
Beatty, who set forth the import
ance of ideals. Prof. Edwards said
that the convention would hold
S. S. to get out of ruts. Mrs,
Cramer said it should' awaken en
thusiasm. Mr. Irvine said it should
cure church people of wicked
apathy and indifference to the S. S
Mrs. John Cramer took up the
subject of "Self Training of the S,
S. Teacher.". Some of the points
brought out in this most excellent
paper were these: Study to awak
en enthusiasm where it is not; di
vide the lesson so that it can be
readily comprehended and easily
retained, make such a lesson a
beautiful edifice, state the lesson to
the class a week in advance, use
homely illustrations; bring illus
trations from things familiar, use
sketches, send to the ','Ramshorn' '
for pictures, toT secure attention ask
the class a question , they cannot
answer, learn to teach what Chris
tian citizenship means. Under the
open discussion "of the subject, Dr.
Feese said that every teacher should
learn the importance of ' self con
trol: Dr. Beatty emphasized the
same thought and said that no ef
fort should be put forth without a
purpose in it. One end to a lesson
Prof. Edwards presented the
subject "Special Days and Their
Relation to the Regular Work of
the S. S." Special days to Awak
en interest in the S. S. itself and
special days to awaken interest in
other departments of. church work.
Dr. Feese : recommended special
days for the reception of new mem
bers to the S. S. Special days for
the installation of S. S. officers, for
the introduction of the home de
partment to the main school, and
for the crad'e roll to bring the
babies before the public; but that
these special days should not take
'he hour of the S. S. but rather
tue hour ot the sermon.
The evening session brought a
fall house, presided over by Pres
i lent Swann. who read the scrip
ture lesson and offered prayer,: The
music under leadership of Mr. Un
derwood, with Prof. White pre
siding at the organ was worship in
"How to Teach the Temperance
Lesson" was the subject allotted to
Dr. Feese who illuminated the same
by the introduction of spectacular
demonstrations of the chemical
properties of alcohol and brandy,
showing their thirst for water, their
power to coagulate albumen as
found in the serum of the blood.
He also showed how they malfunc
tion every organ of the animal
economy and transform the being
made in the image of God into a
brute and a demon. This would
be the first temperance les
son of the series, those , following
would bring out the economic ef
fects of temperance and the effects
of the traffic on politics showing
that the traffic can only be des
troyed by political action. The
next lesson might take up the
moral phase of the question.
The next number was the Round
Table and was conducted by Dr.
Beatty who showed great versatil
ity and wisdom and all spiced with
. wit and humor in answering knot
ty questions propounded.
On Friday, Revs, Reeves and
Bush and others took active inter
est in the convention discussions.
N, A. Thompson of Seattle, who
was president of the convention, to
years ago opened the subject of
S. S. gatherings. .
At this point the writer was
obliged to leave convention. The
, address to the children by Dr.
Beatty. promised to be a popular
number on the program: and Dr,
Green's lecture on the "Bible as
Literature," and "Child Training
by Dr. Beatty, "we have no doubt
GOOD ROADS PEOPLE.
Were in Corvallis Some Things They
The distinguished members of
the Natianol Good Roads Associa
tion arrived in Corvallis by a special
train Tuesday at 10:30. They were
met by a party of leading citizens,
representatives of the city, county,
college and Citizens J League. Sen
ator Avery and Representative Car
ter were also on the reception com
mittee. The visitors were escorted
to the City Hall, where addresses
of welcome were made by Mayor
A. J. Johnson, Judge Watters and
B. W. Johnson. Col. V. H. Moore
responded in happy vein. He is
president of the National Good
Roads Association, and is a pleas
ant speaker. This, he said, was
the first convention of the sort ever
held on the Fourth of July, and he
declared it to be the most interest
ing celebration he had ever seen.
In the matter of good roads, he
said, they had come to Corvallis to
agitate that subject, to teach the
public how to organize, how to get
money, and how to spend it to ad
vantage. It did not pay, he said,
to try to cover too much area with
the money available for road work;
better build one mile of permanent
than ten of poor road. Col. Moore
warmly commended the work al
ready done by the Benton county
court in the matter of road build
ing. He also touched on the moun
tain water qeustion then pending in
Corvallis, advising citizens to se
cure such a system at their first op
portunity. 'You will have, fewer
doctor bills, betttr health and bet
ter people, when you drink pure
water" declared Col. Moore amid
After a selection and an encore
by a quartette composed of B. W,
Johnson, Otto Herse, Prof. Fulton
and John Allen, Col. T. P. Rixey.
of Missouri, gave an interesting talk
The second session opened at 2
p. m. with an oration on "The Val
ue of Good Roads" by Mr, Ross,
another member of the visiting par
ty. Hon. William . Bradburn, con
sulting engineer of the National
Good Roads Association, then gave
probably the most practicable ad
dress of the day. , After the morn
ing session closed Mr. Bradburn
was taken for a drive over some of
Benton's highways, and he warmly
praised the work that had been done
by the court. "It is money well
spent" he said in answer to inquiry
as to his opinion on the subject.
In his talk before the convention
Mr. Bradburn said that the shortest
road was not always the best nor the
most desirable. Instead of build
ing a short cut over a hilL build a
longer road but a level one around
the hill, and you have achieved bet
ter results. Build culverts diagon
ally across the road, not at right
angles, and build them large enough
so the water can pass under them
freely without a swirl. They will
not wash away so often then. Fill
chuck holes in earth roads with
good earth, not with gravel. Put
in no green or perishable matter,
which soon decomposes, adding to
the muck. In building a road bed
grade it up in the center, to give
drainage towards each side. Run
the gravel through a rock separator
to secure three sizes. Put the larg
est rocks on for the'first layer, sec
ond size for second layer, and grav
el on top. Then use a 20-ton rol
ler. Such a roller said the speaker,
is the best possible thing to keep a
road hard and compact, ' and one
should be used often on all roads.
As often as possible water should be
drained entirely away from the ditch
es along the roads.
Following this, five-minute
speeches were , made by delegates
present. . Hon. John Craft of Ala
bama, then spoke, after which the
reports of the committees 'were'
A permanent organization to be
known asthe Benton County Good
Roads Association was perfected
and the following officers were 1
ected: V. E. Watters; 1st pres.-';
C. G. Davis, 2nd vice: R. H. Gel
latly, sec. and Dr.-- Harper treas.
Two important resolutions were
adopted. One recommends the es
tablishment at OAC of a department
or civil engineering in wnicn pu
pils will receive instruction in road
building. The other directs the at
tention of county,- city' and state
officers to the desirability, of turn
ing tramp labor to account in work-
'ng the public streets and roads, it
also recommends that convicts in
the penitentiary be put to work
in preparing material to be used on
the highways. .
- . The evening session embraced a
good address by Mr. Bronson, mu
sic by the male quartette and a
stereopticon lecture on "The Roads
of the World" by Col. "Moore.
The visitors left Wednesday
morning at 6:30 for Albany enroute
Hay For Sale.
Vetch and alfalfa, best cow hay in the
world. Ind Tel 155. L. L. Brooks.
The Benton County Lunatie Iowa
Wants Money for Bringing
Russel Gifford, brought here
some time ago from Iowa and turn
ed over to the local authorities as
insane has been the subject of re
marks by Governor Chamberlain.
The Iowa authorities asked the
governor to pay a bill for the ex
pense of bringing Gifford from that
state to Corvallis. The governor
wouldn't pay it, and characterized
the claim as absurd. An exchange
tells of the incident as follows:
Governor Chamberlain . consid
ers that he has about reached the
limit when he receives a communi
cation from the board of control of
the state of Iowa, asking the state
of Oregon to pay a bill of. $171.11
for the transportation of insane man
from Dennison la., to Corvallis,
Or., in charge of a sheriff of the
former state, The communication
states that Russel Gifford, . a resi
dent of Oregon, went insane in
Crawford county, Iowa, and that
the sheriff of that county was sent
with the patient to the ' latter' s
home in Corvallis. "The expenses
of the trip are fixed at the amount
aboye quoted, and the board of
control thinks the state of Oregon
should refund the amount in full.
Governor Chamberlain was very
much taken back when he received
the letter, as Oregon has been tak
ing care of patients from all states
of the Union, and of all nationali
ties, as a matter of course, and
there are quite a number in the in
sane asylum whose native state is
Iowa. The governor calls atten
tion to this fact, and says that if it
is to be the adopted practice of
states to send all their insane back
to the state of their nativity, Ore
gon would follow suit, which
would have the effect of almost
clearing the institution of patients.
In conclusion, the governor not on
ly refuses to pay the bill, on the
part of the state, but remarks in
cidentally that, if he had known
the officer had come to this state
upon that mission he wonld either
cause him to be punished for his
pains, or compel him to take his
charge back to the state whence - he
Property Changes. ..
The following sales were made
by Robinson & Stevenson, last
M. B. Pratt to J. W. Bennett,
120 acres in Blodgett Valley, also
land north of Percival property,
2,345. ; : ,
Pacific Land & Livestock Co to
John L. Robinson, 80 acres, $480.
A. Wood to G. A. Cooper, 1 60-
acres six miles west of Corvallis,
Cows for Sale.
Three good young cows in fall milk,
Five miles north of Corvallis. '
Bids to purchase to SHipley farm of
210 acresare asked. The farm ; is sear
IVTnnrru Oro 1 Tnfnrmntinn moto Kd -i A
from A. J, Shipley, Monmouth. - Yates
s xaiea, uorvauis. so acres iarming
land, good water and pasture.
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.Notice of Final Settlement
In the Matter of the Estate ot 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 Bemon county, and the said
court has fixed Saturday, the 8th day of
July 1905, at the hour of 11 o'lbck 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, and for settlement thereof.
Dated Jane 10, 1905.
. E. E. Wilson,
Administrator of the will annexed of
the est ate of Jane Eliz. Fisher .-.deed.
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.
Albany Bread, . .
This bread is guaranteed; to be
free from alum. For sale byiSmall's
Bakery. . . ' - ' V
Oak Wood for Sale-
. Enquire of S. A. Hall on P. A.
Kline no, .2; or L D Bodine, Ind.
phone 290, ' , -"
Blackledge sells refrigerators. .
To hire work team for six weeks
at six dollars per week. See or
write E. A. Miller, Philomath. ,
Lots of Fun. : '
Taking pictures. We have fine ' cam
eras and . t pp ' .. lew a
Graham & Wells.
You who have carpenter work, licuse
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
Cord Wood Sale.
Call np No. 1 Phone, P. A. Kline line.
P. A. Kline.
All new wall paper at Blackledge's.
Notice of Final Settle men t,
Notice is hereby given that the under
Jacob Whitaker, deceased has filed in
the county court of the state of Oregon,
ior nenron county, ner nnai account as
such administratrix of f aid estate, and
that Saturday the 8ih 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 1 he estate of Jacob
For Sale or Rent.
Seven room house) barn 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. R. Hansell. ;
150 cords oak wood, stove length ready
for delivery on short notice,
h. L. Brooks
Use Good Paint -
S. W. 2. the best. We have paint for
every purpose. All colors.
Graham & Wells,
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 .
We commenced business in Corvallis. We
have found our present quarters inadequate for
our business. We now occupy a new building
the Lafferty Block opposite side of the street
where we will be pleased to meet all our old. cus
tomers and many new ones. We want you to
feel at home when at our store; you cannot fail
to be pleased with our new line of Iron Beds, Cou
ches and Bed Room Suits, We shall endeavor to
keep none but tip to date goods and at prices con
sistant with the times
HOLLENBERG & CADY.
The House Furnishers.
C. H. Newth,
. Physician and Surgeon
. Again Open.- '..
4?he repair department of my bicycle
and sportiDg goods business is again
open, for business second door south of
postoffice, Quick repairing or first class
work a specialty. .
" James K. Berry.
For shoe repairing see Fowells sec
ond door west of Berman grocery.
- " Wood Sawing.
Done promptly. Satisfaction guaran
teed and prices reasonable.
Cummin ga & Cady.
Ind phone 349 or 692,
Wood Sawing,. . -I
am prepared to saw w ood on
short notice with gasoline wood
saw. . ;jas A. Hoyt.
Ind. phone 351.
Great Dissolution Sale!
The partnership existing lor many years
and known as NOLAN & iCALLAHAN
has been dissolved. Mr Callahan having:
withdrawn his entire interest.
' The remaining partners J. M. Nolan &
Son wishing to reduce their stock $10,000
within the nextoU days will begin a
Great Dissolution Sale beginning
Saturday July 8th, at 8 o'clock.
Great . reduction in price will be made
to accomplish this result a GOLDEN OP
PORTUNITY to all economical buyers
Be on hand to get your share of the bar
; gains in store tor you
C M. VIDITO
For Bicycles, Ammun
ition, Fishing Tackle,
Sporting Goods, Etc.
). K Berry, Salesman
The Right Prices.
Two Doors South
All Fresh Goods.
of the Post Office.