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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1906)
Official Paper of Benton County.
FRIDAY EVENING JAN- 26, J906.
A FREE Rl
But not Like the Other Towns What
hpr Percentage was Willamette
One of the best influences that
Western Oregon is the
A chief topic of discussion at the
Albany meeting of the Development
league was an untrammelled Wil
lamette river. It is only because
people have not stopped to think
about the enormous detriment there
" is in a lockage charge at Oregon
City, that the river was not long
ago made free. Fifty cents paid to
a private corporation on every ton
of freight that passes through the
locks means fifty cents per ton ad
ded not only to the cost of moving
every ton of freight by river, but
on that moved by rail as well.
Were the charge removed, boats
could carry freight for fifty cents
oer ton less and that would force
railroads to reduce the charge cor
xespondingly. Therefore the lock
age charge means a cent and a half
taken from the sale price of every
bushel of wheat raised in the valley
It means a toll of 2 1-2 cents on ev
ery sack of potatoes, 2 1-2 cents
on every sack of sugar, 21-2 cents
on every keg of nails, 2 1-2 cents
on every sack of salt, 4 cents on
every bale of hay, 5 cents on every
bale of hops, 10 cents on every
head of sheep, and 25 cents on ev
ery horse or head of cattle. The
lockage charge is a toll collector
that stands knocking constantly at
the door of every farm house and
every town home, with hand ex
tended perennially for tribute,
is a source of cost to be reckoned
by the hundred thousand each year
and that since it began has cost the
people millions of dollars. We go on
tolerating it simply andonly because
we never stop to think about it.
When will we throw off the incubus?
When will we stop the drain, when
take possession of the free river
that the Omnipotent never intended
as the private snap for a toll-taker,
but as the rich inheritance of all
the people ?
CORVALLIS THERE. WHERE ARE THEY?
WHERE DOOM IS.
The good ship Valencia, gone to
the bottom with her 139 dead is the
last of three score of vessels that
the inhospitable northern coast has
claimed. She is the third the same
sea has claimed within the past few
weeks, the other two being the
Pass of Medfort and the David
King, the first with 24 drowned
and the other with seven. The
terrors ot the rock -rimmed shore,
precipitous cliffs and its terrible
sweep of current and awful wash ot
wave are described as more appall
ing and more perilous to mariners
than at any other spot on the face
of the globe. Provision, it would
seem ought to be made to stay as
far as possible the hand of destruc
tion in its annual havoc in this
place of death. The property loss
es so far sustained, without taking
into account the losses in life, have
already aggregated enough to
stretch a row of lightships from one
end to the other of this murderous
Willamette Valley Development
League. The name indicates per
fectly the errand of the society.
It fails though to tell of the sincere
interest that pervades the member
ship, and of the plans of hustle and
push that the meetings stand lor.
The big court room of the Linn
county court house was too small
to hold all the delegates at. Albany,
Wednesday and Thnrsday. Ev
ery man in the audience realized
that every other man in the room
looked upon the enterprise as a ser
ious business. This sixth meeting
of the League brought as large an
assemblage of delegates as has yet
gathered. By reason of former
meetings all the delegates under
derstood the business in hand and
the proceedings from the first were
such as might be expected from
businesa men on a business propo
A good speech by President Ho
fer of Salem, opened the proceed
Ings Wednesday. It was a speech
that struck the keynote upon
which the Willamette region can
easily ride to more and more pro
gress, and that blazed the way for
the interesting speeches that fol
lowed it. It told of the work ac
complished by the League, includ
ing the tax system proposed to the
voters under the Initiative. It led
the way for addresses of welcome
which in turn were followed by s
discussion of a free and open Wit
lamette river to Corvallis.
A free" Willamette to Corval
lis means one on which fifty cents
a ton lockage does not have to be
paid at Oregon City. An "open'
river to Corvallis means one that
will permit of steamboat navigation
all the year round. Several speak
ers described the iniquities that re
sult from lack of a free and open
Willamette. Judge McFadden of
Corvallis, was one of them. Other
speakers had told some of the rea
sons but he added others. He
showed how in fact that the state
had furnished most of the money
for building the locks, that origin
ally the state was to have the right
to buy them, and how that option
had been foolishly allowed to lapse.
K. Weatherford offered a bill in
the legislature, he said to buy the
locks, but it went into the hands of
a hostile committee and died there,
unhonored and unsung.
Judge McFadden insisted that no
private corporation has a right to
exact toll upon what nature has
made for the benefit of the whole
community, and that means ought
to be found for freeing the locks,
and for dredging the two or three
small bars that make all summer
steamboat navigation impossible
now- It was a strong speech as
was one by Mr. Westgate of the
Albany Herald on the same sub
ject. Corvallis had but three represen
tatives at the meeting. Eugene
had about 25, Salem about 30, In
dependence a dozen or so, McMinn-
ville a like number, - and other
towns in proportion. The League
ought to survive, and Corvallis
ought to be a larger part of it. If
Corvallis. does not want to grow and
does not want the rest of the valley to
grow she ought at least to send her
quota of delegates as a guarantee of
Ben Montgomery and Frank
Evans Both are Missing
and Their Parents are
Where is Ben Montgomery, aeed
24? Where is Frank Evans, aged
20.' JNothlog has been heard of
either since November 25th, and
their relatives are much concerned.
Young Montgomery's parents re
side on Water street in what used
to be the Wills property. Evans'
people reside in Nebraska, and his
father arrived in Corvallis Wednes
day, looking for the missing lad.
The Montgomery boy has been in
Corvallis more or less for the past
four years, when he arrived with
his parents from the East.
The two boys were working to
gether in a saw mill in Portland,
when they disappeared. That was
on the morning of the 22th of Nov
ember. They took their dinner
pails as usual that morning and
started for the mill where they
were employed. The statement of
the people where they boarded is
that they drew their money at the
mill at nine o'clock, and left town.
This statement, Mr. Montgomery
the elder, has not been able to veri
fy. On this account, and for the
further reason that no tidings what
ever have been received from the
absent son a condition arises that
gives the family much concern.
Always, in the past, when absent
from home, he has writtten regul
arly and fraquently to his mother.
December 9th, the father went to
Portland to investigate the disap
pearance, but learned nothing be'
yond that stated above. That was
nearly two months ago, and the
concern then felt has since reached
the stage of greater or less anxiety
Neither of the boys use intoxicants,
and neither has bad habits. They j
became acquainted at Washougal,
Washington where they were in the
employ of the same establishment.
Evans is not known in this city,
Young Montgomery was employed
last spring for some time on the
Joseph Yates place, where he sus
tained an injury by a horse falling
on him, the facts of which were re
lated in the Times when the accid
In College Armory Who Judges art
Speakers and Subjects.
The local oratorical contest for
selection of a representatioe for the
State contest, takes place in College
armory tonight, beginning at eight
o'clock. The judges on compo
sition are. Judge T. G. Hailey, of
the Supreme court, Salem; Judge
Henry Hewit- of Albany, and Dr.
Poling, president of Dallas Col
lege. The orators and their sub
Stella Parsons. "An Ideal Citi
zen." Utopian Society.
Elmer Rawson, "The Spirit of
the Times." Philadelphian.
Alice Edwards, "William of Or
Miles Belden, "The Necessity of
a Definite Motive." Zetagathean,
Mary Danneman, "Know Thy
John Withycombe, "The Voice
of 1776." Amicitian.
Mark Weatherford, "A Mighty
Nathaniel Dixon, Father of Ezra and
Sam Dixon Native of Maryland.
Nathaniel Dixon, the aged father
of Sam C. Dixon and Ezra Dixon,
died at the Dixon dairy near town
at 3:15 this morning. It he had
survived until the 7th day of next
September, he wonld have reached
the 78th anniversary of his birth.
He was born in Maryland, and his
life was spent in that state, in Kan
sas and in Oregon. He fir3t came
to Oregon in 1885, but after sever
al years returned to Kansas. He
lived there until last May, when he
returned to Benton county to spend
his remaining days. His last ill
ness began two weeks ago, though
his health has been much impaired
for the past two years. The sur
viving members of the family are,
Silas Dixon and Mrs. Luella Hare,
a son and daughter, of Kansas,
Ezra Dixon, Portland, Michael
Dixon, a son, Dayton, Oregon and
Sam C. Dixon, a ' son, Corvallis.
The wife of the deceased died De
cember 29, 1890. Ezra and Mich
eal Dixon arrived at noon today to
be present at the obsequies. . The
deceased was a man of high char
acter and leaves an honorable
name to his children.
The funeral occurs at Plymouth
chapel at 1 o'clock tomorrow. The
burial will be at Newton cemetery.
They were wed Marriage of
Well Known Corvallis Girl.
Though currently rumored at
the time, few people supposed that
one reason why a 30 years light
franchise was urged on Corvallis
was in order that local light people
might effect a sale of their plant.
The reason urged why a franchise
that was still to exist for eight years
must be extended to 1935 was,
that Corvallis needed electric pow
er. The experience so far is, that
the local plant has been sold, that
it goes to the people who got the
long franchise, and that if reports
be true, Coryallis will get its fill
of power, electrical and otherwise.
Nice office rooms to rent in my
concrete building. Aiso cheap
B. R. Thompson.
Good for I Stomach Trouble and
"Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets have done me a great deal of good,"
says C. Towns, of Rat Portage, Ontario,
Canada. "Being a mild physic the after
effects are not unpleasant, and I can recom
mend them to all who suffer from stomack
disorder." For sale by Graham & Wortham
J. M. Nolan & Son's Great Mid
witer Sale will close Tuesday, Jan
uary 30th at 6 o'clock p. m.
All kinds of clovers and graas seed a
Grub oak wood, all sawed. Vetch hay
L. L. Brooks.
My farm of 280 acres, 2 1-2 miles
west of Eddyville. One of the best
goat ranches in Lincoln county.
Call or address John Hewitt,
Notice Is hereby driven that on the second day
of February A. D. 1906, 1 will under and by vir
tue oi the terms and conditions of a certain
chattel mortgage made and executed by Siug
On to me and recorded at page 638 of Book I re
cords oi chattel mortgages of Benton county.
Oregon, seU at public auction to me nignest
hirMor (or nftflh at the hour of two o'clock of
saidday at the farm of Henry A Gerhard situated
on Kiger s isiano. bquui lurw iuuob wuwi w
Corvallis, in Benton county. Oregon, at the resi
dence on said premises the following described
The leasehold estate or Interest ef said Sing
On In the farm ot said Henry A. Gerhard con
sisting of about 190 acres situated on Klger Isl
and in Benton county, Oresron, and all rights of
said Sing On therein under lease from said
Henry a. Gerhard to Baid Sing On, dated De
cember 8, 1903, and recorded In the office of the
county recorder of said Benton county, Oregon,
Marco 22, 1904, at page 6. ot Book "44" records of
deeds of said county, the unexpired term of said
lease being about eight years. Also aU hop poles
on said premises.
Dated January 23, 1900.
J. 0. HAMMEL. ,
At 8:30 Wednesday evening at
the Fisher home on Eighth street,
occurred the marriage of Miss
Clara Fisher, youngest daughter
of E. W. Fisher, and Ernest Rands
of Oregon City. Promptly at the
appointed hour, Mrs. Inez Wilson
seated herself at the piano, and to
the strains of a wedding march, the
bridal party led by Dr. E. J.
Thompson, approached the front
parlor, where under a lover's knot
the ring ceremony of the Presby
terian church made the lovers man
and wife. The bride leaning on
the arm of her father, was very at
tractive in a white gown of net ov
er taffeta. Her veil was caught in
place by a handsome diamond pin,
the gift of the groom. The matron
of honor was Mrs. Clara Irvine
Hembree of McMinnville. who was
becomingly gowned in pink chiffon
over taffeta. Mr. Carlton Harding
of Oregon City was best man. The
dining room was prettily decorated
with pink ribbons, smilax and pink
carnations, the coffee table being
especially attractive. An elaborate
and delicious lunch was served by
Misses Edna Osburn and Hazel
Raber, the guests lingering about
the table until a late hour.
The bride is a daughter in a well
known pioneer family, a graduate
of the State College, and a young
woman of worth. The groom is a
civil engineer and a man of prom
inence in Clackamas county. A
handsome home in Oregon City is
awaiting the arrival of Mr. and
Mrs. Rands who leave today or to
morrow to occupy it.
In addition to those mentioned
above the guests were! Mrs. El
mer Raber. Mrs. Roy Raber, Mrs
Gertrude Strange, Mrs. Walker of
Oregon City,. Miss Bertha Davis
Miss Helen Holgate, Ma. and Mrs,
D. A, Osburn, Mr. and Mrs. White
of Oregon City, Dr. and Mrs. Per
not, Mr. and Mrs. Fulton, Mr. and
Mrs. McKellips, Mr. and Mrs.
Johnson, Mr Hembree of McMinn
ville, John Fisher and E. E. Wilson.
Dr. E. Jackson, veterinary sur
geon, has located in Corvallis for
the practice of his profession. Office
at Winegar & Snow's livery stable.
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Glucose, Confectioners Sugar
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We also carry a good assortment of records as follows:
Victor Records Zonophone Records
Columbia Records American Records
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Real Estate Transfers.
Late real estate transfers are as
E. W. Strong to Eliza Bunker,
80 a. near Corvallis, $1.
Mabel Page and hus. to J. Farn-
ham, 1 lot Job's add, $37.50.
Ella Taylor and hus. to L. A.
Martin, 53 a. south Corvallis,
Emil I,iebe and wf. to E. E. Wil
son, 2 3-4 a. near UAU, 51,500.
Peter Rickard and wife to Al-
Slemmons q. c, deed 38 a. south
Irene Creson and husband to M.
Ek, small tract north of OAC. $800
Magnes Ek and wf. to J. A. Cre
son et al, 3 lots including ice fact
A. W. Pugsley and wf. to Mar
tin Schlern, 173 a. south of Philo
O. 6. Long et al to Andrew
Stegewauld, 200 a. near Plymouth
T. H. Wellsher and wf. to E. E.
Kester, 60 a. near Monroe, $1200.
Martin Scheiern and wf. to A.
W. Pugsley 2 lots in Philomath,
Coast Land & Livestock Co- to
R. R. Ewing, 160 a. near Blodgett,
system, and it
How long? Only three
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will not take you long either.
to four months, if you
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Which will commence Jan 2, 1906, and be able to write
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none so rapid. Yes, 2 to 3 recitations a day beginning
JANUARY 2, 1906
And when you are competent we will assist you to a
Corvallis Business College
I. E. Richardson, President
John McLennan to Ivan
Lennan et al 3$ lots blk 18,
lhe 50 cents dues tor the year
1906 in the 2500 must be paid dur
This cold chilly weather you
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Notice of First Meeting of Creditors,
In the District Court of the United States for the
District of Oregon, In Bankruptcy.
In the matter of i
. P. Grbffoz, Iu Bankruptcy.
To the creditors of E. P. Greffox. of Corvallis.
In the county of Benton and district aforesaid,
Notice Is hereby given that on the 5th day of
January. A. D. 1906, the Said E. P. Greffoi was
duly adjudicated a bankrupt; and that the first
meeting oi nis creditors wm be neia at my of
fice in Corvallis on the 30th dav of Januarv. a
D. 1906, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at which
ume me saia creditors may attend, prove their
claims appoint a trustee, examine tne bank
rupt, ana transact such otner business as may
properly come ueiore saia meeting.
January, 15, 1906.
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