Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 12, 1905)
Official Paper of Benton County.
CORVALLIS, OFU, AUG. 12, 1905.
CITY OWNED WORKS.
'"' Municipal ownership of water
works and other public utilities
means that whatever profit is earn
ed "goes to the people, and not to
swell the fortune of private individ
uals or corporations. Oregon City
is a town in point. The water
plant there cost the c'ty $75,000
but there is a net profit now of a
bout $6,000 per year, and the debt
on the works is already reduced to
$23,000 and is being swiftly paid
off from the surplus income. An
other case is that of Goldendale.
The city was bonded in 1890 for
$10,000 to install a system of water
works, and since that time improv
ments have been added to the
amount of $12,000, making a total
amount of $22,000 invested. Up to
about two years ago the water was
furnished by Hess & Cooper for
$1200 per year, but at that time the
city bought the pipe line at a cost
of $6,000, and now the city owns
all its water system.
The revenue received by the city
from the water is $5,400 per year
and the cost of maintaining the
same is about $4,800, or in other
words the system is paying about
22 per cent interest on the capital
The Sherman County Observer
says: "The Dalles has a bonded
indebtedness of $72,000 for the
city water plant. The bonds come
due in about seven j ears. Of this
amount, $52,000 is for the first is
sue. Sufficient funds are now on
hand to meet the payment when
due. Interest on this fund offsets
the interest paid to the bond hold
ers. . A sinking fund is als 3 rapid
ly accumulating for the later issue
of $20,000, made a few years ago
for an extension of the system.
When the bonds are due, payment
will be made in full. The revenue
trom the water plant is 551700 a
month in the summer, and about
$1500 a month in the winter. Two
men are employed to- look after the
system at a salary per month of $65
eacn. This together with expense
for repairs leaves the city over $1,
200 a month to place in the sinking
fund. In a few years The Dalles
will have a handsome income for all
city expenses paid directly by the
municipal water plant. .
Taking effect Sunday and continuing
every bunday throughout the summer
excursion trains on the Corvallis & East'
rn will ruu sharp on the following
L ea ve Alban v. 7 :3o a . m.
' Wren 8:31
Blodgett 8;50 '
' Summit 9:05 '
' Nashville 9:25 '
' Norton a 9:39
Eddvville 10:00 '
' Morrison 10:21
' Elk City 10:29
Toledo 10:55 '
Arrive Yaquina 10:20 '
, Newport 12-00 N.
Leave ' 5-00 p. in.
Returning trin arrives at Corvallis
at 9-20 p. m. ; Albany 9-55 p. m.
Fare Corvallis, Philomath to New
port and return, 1 .50. West of Phi
lomath to Chitwood inclusive, Si; all
points west of Chitwood to Sorrs inclu
aive .75; all points west of Storrs, 50
J. C. MAYO,
Gen. Pass. Agent.
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 Saturdays if East side
is taken. Passengers to pay local
fare between Corvallis and Albany.
Lots of Fun.
Taking pictures. We have fine cam
Graham & Wells.
"I stuck to my engine, although every
joint ached and every nerve was racked
with pain," writes C. W. Bellamy, a lo
comotive fireman, of Burlington, Iowa.
"I was. weak and pale, withoutany appe
tite and all run down. As I was about
to give up, I got a bottle of Electric Bit
ters, and after taking it, I felt as well as
I ever did in my life." Weak, sickly,
run down people always gain new life,
strength and vigor from their use. Try
them. Satisfaction guaranteed by Allen
& Wood-eard. Price 5o cents.
ADDING MANY FEATURES,
At Considerable Outlay Inprove
ments for First Methodist
Work is to begin at once for an
improvement of the First Methodist
church. The whole building is to be
raised three feet. "The ultimate de
sign is to excavate four feet, and
install a basement room, ten feet
from floor to ceiling, the whole di
mension of the building, to be used
for Sunday school and other pur
poses. A gable 14 feet long and 36
feet wide, providing for an entrance
and additional seating accomoda
tions for 100 persons is to be added
at the present south entrance. An
entrance from either east or south is
to be built at the southeast corner,
flush with the street pavement on
either side. Instead of the present
narrow entrance, a handsome vesti
bule with easy flights of steps will
be features of the new main en
trance. A complete new heating
system is to be installed. The es
timated cost of the whole improve
ment is $2,500, and Charles Heck
ert is to do the work.
The completion of the basement
room was a part of the original
plan. Bids were received with that
end in view and with the sequel
that the church people found the
cost beyond present means. The
bid of Adams brothers was above
$5,000 that of Mr. Buxton about
$4,900 and the lowest bid, that of
Mr. Heckert, about $4800. Ac
cordingly, the present completion
of the basement was eliminated.
The church will be raised three feet
and everything be made ready for
the excavation and subsequent
completion of the under room.
The exterior arrangements will all
be carried into effect now, with the
result that the edifice will present a
highly improved and far more elab
Real Estate Transfers.
Mary T. Wyatt to G. W. Allen,
lot in Philomath, $60.
W. W. Winegar to J. H. Heath
2 int. in lots 9 and 10, blk. 9,
Martha Avery to Florence Rosen-
dorf and H. Hirschberer, n 1-2 blk
16, Avery's add. $1. 00. .
Delia Garrison and hus. to W.
J. Harper, part of Sol King place,
Adelaide Gerhard to Conrad Ger
hard, 160 acres near Wren, $1,000,
T. H. Hammer and wf. to Ade
laide Gerhard 160 a. near Wren,
First Nat'l Bank of Colfax,
Wash, to Mary O. Wyatt, 320 a
near Monroe, $4,500.
W. O. Heckart and wf. to H.
Harrison 2 lots blk. 3, Helm's add.
Heirs of George M. Starr to C.
A. and Z. H. Davis 160 a. west
C. A. and Z. H. Davis to Geo.
W. Henkle, 160 a. west Philomath,
Mar" T. Wyatt to Henry Am
bler 2 lots blk. 20, Philomath, $250.
J. W, Foster and wf. to H.
Hirschberg, small tract in Corval
Bee, 135 a.
Wood to James P. Mc
south of Philomath,
George C. Fridley and wife to J.
P. McBee, 135 a. south of Philo
The Bentley Realty Co. to Hen
ry Oleman, 80 a. near Summit,
Ice Cream Social.
The members of the Christian
church will give an ice cream social
at the court house park next Tues
day evening, Aug. 15th from 4 to
10 p. m. We invite all friends to
come and eat ice cream and spend a
social evening with us.
Are headquarters for .. ladies and
gents clothing, underwear, skirts,
kimonas, etc. Fresh groceries and
the finest line of dishes in Benton
county. We do a cash business
and can therefore afford, to pay the
highest price for your produce
Before selling your eggs, chickens
and butter, come and get our prices
Satisfaction guaranteed. Quick
sales and pleased customers is our
motto. We have the only special
delivery in the city for prompt de
livery. Ind. phone 305. Bell
When in need of hay and grub oak
wood in 4-ft. 16 inch length. Telep ho
Li. Xi. Brooks
THEY LIKE IT THERE.
Mountain Water And Gty Owner
ship of Works Only Nine Kick
ers in the Town.
That the Ashland water works
could not b2 bought for a quarter
of a million dollars, is the opinion
of A. K. Russ, who recently locat
ed in Corvallis, and who came from
Ashland, where he has resided for
several years. Mr. Russ resides
with his family in the Col. Kelsay
house, and may, when he secures a
suitable room, engage in the gent's
Ashland owns her own water
system, and it is on the gravity
plan. The water is taken from
Ashland Creek, a mountain stream.
The income from the system last
year was more than $11,000. Out
of this a great many extensions
were made, but in spite of this there
was a net revenue of about $6,ooo,
according to the statement of Mr.
Russ. As an iliustration of what
Ashlanders think of their water
system, the following incident is a
token. The water requirements,
by growth of the town and other
wise have so increased that they
exceeded the city's water rights in
Ashland Creek. In June the city
held an election for an issue of
bonds for $30,000, which amount
was to be spent in buying addition
al water rights. Only nine votes
were cast against bonds, a faot
that in a city of 5,000
inhabitants shows remarkable
single-mindedness as to city own
ership of waterworks and mountain
water in Ashland.
And Wanted It Bad But Got None
A Drummer's Experience .
Ha was dry- that was plain to
be seen. He wa3 headed for a drug
stora, and when he reached Worth
am's, he dove in.
"Yee; lots of it," and the drug
"Gimme a bottle."
"Got a physician's pre scriptlon?"
"Can't get any whiskey here,
"I'll writa me own prescription,"
whereupon the druggist handed
nim a blank. He eyed it suspi
ciously. To sign it, he realized,
meant trouble if he attempted to
palm bims:-lf off as a full-fledged
doctor, which he was not, being on
ly a drummer. Finally, after sev
eral pauses, he filled the thing in,
"It won't do," grinned the drug
"My Uod, man: its as good as
"Makes no difference; faint good
The . mouth watered more and
more. Whiskey right inside there,
whole gobs of it, but not - a drop
for love or money.
"Come along now ; gimme a bet-
tie. You'll never see me any more,
"1 don't want 10 see you any
more. Come on; I got to lock up,
The door swung to and the bolt
rattled, A sad-eyed drummer, who
signed bis name O. B. Gallagher
heaved a deep sigh and departed,
remarking that be would nsver
again set foot in this town.
It happened lhursday evening
and is onJy oue of many similar in
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs
Casterline died early Wednesday
morning, aged nine days.
Mrs. Laird and two daugtb'rs of
Pleafaot Hill are visiting at the
home of H. T. Bristow.
Ol Taylor and family came home
from the bay on Tuesday.
D. V. Gragg is on the sick list.
The little child of Mr. Haulter
cut himself with an axe a few days
Dick Kiger wa3 up to his farm
recently lookin after things in gener
al. L. N. and J. H. Edwards were
called last Sunday morniDg to the
bedside of their nephew, Ernest
Edwards, at Junction City.
Dr. Philo Gragg and wife of Al
bany, visited friends and relatives
in this vicinity this week.
Bed Clover and Alsike seed, half car of
each to fill an order, only pure clean
seed wanted. Also 100 Shropshire bucks.
L. L. Brooks, Corvallis, Or.
Buy It Now. ,
Now is the time "to buy Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is
certain to be needed sooner or later and when
that time comes you will need it badly you
will need it quickly. Buy it now. It may
save life. . For sale by Graham & Wortham.
New Gasoline Wood Saw.
. I am now ready to attend promptly
to all orders. Ind. phone 835.
W. R. Hansell.
CAN'T NAME THEM.
Birds at Gene Simpson's Poultry
Yards Golden Pheasants
A pen of China pheasants was
shipped Thursday by Gene Simp
son to California. Three or four
such shipments are made per week
now from Mr. Simpson's poultry
yards. He has in his pens now,
250 young Chinas. They are kept
in pens completely covered with
wire netting and 14 feet square, of
which pens he has 40 or 5o.
Among other interesting birds at
the place are 13 golden pheasants,
now two-thirds grown. The best
of luck has attended the handling
of these birds since the old stock
was imported from Canada last win
ter. Of 15 hatched, but two were
lost. A condition more melanchol
ly followed the effort of Robert
Johnson to grow the same species
at the big prune orchard, where all
the young ones died. J. M. Por
ter, who was a partner in the same
importation of old birds, has eight
or ten new birds, two-thirds grown.
Another interesting bird at Mr.
Simpson's yards is a pair so far
nameless. ' The two, not then
more "than 24 hours old, were
brought to Mr. Simpson by a boy.
They are big birds now, but from
their plumage and shape it is as yet
impossible to classify them. They
have some of the points of an ordi
nary grouse, but lack others. It is
surmised that they are a cross be
tween the grouse and China pheas
BACK TO HOSPITAL.
For Second Operation And out Again
Physical Director Trine.
Physical Director Trine has had
another operation. That does not
mean that the first resort to the
knife was unsuccessful, for on the
contrary word to the Times by mail
is to the effect that it was ' 'very
successful." Often, however, suc
cessful operations require secondary
or finishing-up touches, and the
newest one in the case of Mr. Trine
was of that character. It wes per
formed last Tuesday in Good Sa
maritan hospital, and Thursday
Mr. Trine left the place, and went
to 361 Alder, where he is with rel
The new operation had two pur
poses to accomplish. One was to
enable him to more perfectly close
the mouth, which was- successfully
accomplished by cutting done with
the lower lip. The other was to
give him better command of the or
gans cf speech, and the statement is
that the work was so perfect that
the long-suffering patient will be
able to talk quite plainly when the
new wounds are healed. The last
time, Mr. Trine was on the ope'rat
ing table an hour and a quarter,
The first operation required three
hours. ' The fact that the wounds
in the first operation have all per
fectly and quickly healed is ac
counted a sure sign that the old
malady with which Mr. Trine suf
fered throughout thi winter, has
been successfully and permanently
Mr.. Trine left the hospital on
Wednesday- of last week, iie re
turned Monday, was operated on
Tuesday, and Thursday he left
again. His many friends hope
that his last departure from the
place will, be his final adieu to it.
Miss Florence Wicks, a well
known Corvallis'girl was the private
nurse for Mr. Trine during both
I HAVE YOUR
l PRINTED NOW j
. DOES THE WORK
Cor. 3d & Jefferson Sts., Corvallis )
Vetch hay. Grub oak wood in 4 foot
or 16 inch length.
Vetch, clover, Alsike and timothy seede.
L. L. Brooks, Corvallis, Or.
One Dollar Saved Represents
. Dollars Earned.
The average man does not save to exceed
ten per cent, of his earnings. He must spend
nine dollars in living expenses for every
dollar saved. That being the case he can
not be too careful about unnecessary ex
penses. Very often a few cents properly in
vested, like buying seeds for his garden, will
save several dollars outlay later on. It is
the same in- buying Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It costs
but a few cents, and a bottle of it in the house
often saves a doctor's bill of several dollars.
For sale by Graham & Wortham,
C M. VIDITO
For Bicycles, Ammun
ition, Fishing Tackle,
Sporting Goods, Etc.
K Berry, Salesman
The Right Prices.
Two Doors South
In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and
P. M. ZIEROLF.
Sole agent for
Chase & Sanhorn High Grade
Is displayed by many a man enduring
pains of accidental Cuts, Wounds. Bruis
es, Burns, Scalds, Sore feet or stiff joints.
But there's no need for it. Bucklen's
Arnica Salve will kill the pain and cure
the trouble. It's the best Salve on earth
for Piles, too. 25c. at Allen & Wood
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
H, M. Stone.
Hay For Sale.
Vetch and alfalfa, best cow hay in the
Ind Tel 155. L. L. Brooks.
All new wall paper at Blackledge's.
To Lewis and Clark Fair Over the
Rate One and one third fare for the
round trip, 3.50.
Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct
ober 15, 1903.
Limit Thirty days but not later than
October 31st, 1905.
Parties of lo or more
Parties of 10 or more from on .oint,
must travel together on one ticket both
ways, party tickets will be sold as fol
lows; Rate One fare for the round trip, 2.60.
Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct
ober 15th, 1905.
Limit Ten days.
For organized parties of ore hundred or
more moving on one day from one place
individual tickets will be sold as follows:
Rate One fare for the round trip, 2.60.
Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct
ober 15th, 1905.
Limit Ten days.
For further information call on
W. E. Coman,
Gen. Pas. Agt.
. E. Farmer,
To co ntract from one to thtee carloads
etch Eeed if price is reasonable.
L. L. Brooks,
Telephone 155 Mi. View.
Gasoline Wood Saw.
I have purchased the Boddy gasoline
saw and can execute orders for wood
sawing promptly. Indp. phone 339.
Fir wood for sale. G. H. Carl,
near C. & E. depot. jul-20-4t
GoodforT Stomach - Trouble and
"Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets have done me a great deal of good,"
says C. Towns, of Kat Portage, Ontario,
Canada. "Being a mild physio the after
effects are not unpleasant, and I can recom
mend them to all who suffer from stomach
disorder." For sale by Graham & Wortham.
All Fresh Goods.
of the Post Office.
go with our
Sanborn High Grade
People who have a telephone heed
only to notify Graham & Wells any
time they want drug store goods. We
guarantee to satisfactorily fill any tele
phone order you mav s nd in.
Done promptly. Satisfactio n
guaranteed and prices reasonable,
ind phone 349 or 692.
Cummings & Cady.
Oak Wood for Sale
Enquire of S. A. Hall on P. A.
Kline no. 2; or I. D. Bodine, Ind.
Notice is hereby given tha the coun
ty superintendent of Benton connty wilt
hold the regular examination of appli
cants for state and county papers at Cor
vallis, Oregon, as follows:
For State Papers.
Commencing Wednesday' Aug. 9, at
9 o'clock a. m. and continuing until
Saturday, Aug 12 at 4 o'clock p. m.
Wednesday Penmanship, history,
spelling, algebra, reading, school law.
Thursday-Written arithmetic, theory
of teaching, grammar, bookkeeping, phy
sics. c?vil government.
Friday-Physiology, geography, men
tal arithmetic, composition, physical
Saturday Botany, plane geometry,
general history, English literature, psy
chology, For County Papers,
Commencing Wednesday August 9, at
9 o'clock a. m. and continuing nntil Fri
day Aug il at 4 o'clock p. m.
First, Second and Third Giade Cert.
Wednesday Penmanship, history, or
Thursday Written arithmetic,- theory
of teaching, grammar, physiology.
Friday-Ueograpny, mental arithmetic
school law, ciyil government.
Wednesday Penmanship, orthography
Thursday-Art of questioning, theory
of teaching, physiology.
Notice is further given to all appli
cants for county papers, persons not
known to the county board of examiners
will be required to furnish testimonials
of good moral character before certificate
will be issued.
Notice is further given that the author
ity on which answers in theory of teach
ing will be held is White's Art of Tea
Dated this 29th day of July 1905, at Cor
GEO. W. DEN MAN,
School Snpt. Benton Co . Ore.
From Corvallis, July 22, a dark
brown horse, white stripe on nose,
one white hind foot, weight 1050.
Finder will be rewarded by sending
word or delivering to Vidito Bros.
Have an up-to-date steam
Threshing Machine with self-feeder
and blower, and are prepared to
thresh all kinds of grain, at custo
mary prices. They have been in
business for seventeen years and
guarantee good work. Your pat
ronage is solicited.
Write or call on them at Corval
lis; or phone to them at R. M.
Wade & Co.'s store in Corvallis.