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Official Paper of Benton County.
FRIDAY EVENING FEB- Jfe, 1906.
' Next wees' s Christian Endeavor
convention will bring delegates
from every part of Oregon. There
are 400 Endeavor organizations in
the state, and each names two dele
gates. A hundred of them are
coming in their own special car
from Portland. The errand of
those who come is worthy and they
merit the kindliest consideration
and hospitality. Incidentally, that
attitude toward them will adver
tise Corvallis more effectively than
is possible in anjr other way. .A
generous and hearty hospitality by
our people will be bread cast upon
the waters, to return after a few
If. by further experimentation,
Prof. Pernot can demonstrate that
tarantular juice is as fatal as lemon
ade to typhoid germs, there will be
increased respect in certain quarters
for the revelations of science.
IN THE GRAVE.
Another Pioneer Buried This Afternoon
Passing of Elijah Skipton.
The death of Elijah Skipton oc
curred yesterday morning at the
family home near Philomath, and
while long anticipated, caused none
the less sorrow when the fact h
came known in Corvallis in the ear
ly hours of the day. For a long
time Mr. Skipton has heen a suffer
er from cancer of the stomach,
which was the cause of death, his
condition varying from day to day
as the dread malady did its work.
Elijah Skipton was born Novem
ber 17, 1831, in Monroe county,
Ohio. At the age of 1 7 he began
life for himself, and ever thereafter
depended upon his own ' resources.
He acquired a common school edu
cation, and in 1851 removed to
Iowa. In 1852 he crossed the
plains with an ox team, being six
months on the journey, among
others in the train being "Cob"
Blair and family and Ichabod Hen
kle, both well known figures in
Benton county history. After
spending six months looking about
Mr. Skipton left Oregon and went
to California, where for the next
three years he engaged in mining
and prospectieg with varying suc
cess. He then returned to Iowa,
going via Cape Horn to New York
City. In 1856 Mr. Skipton was
united in marriage to Miss Jane
Marshall, of Bellmount county,
Ohio, and in 1865, with his wife
and three children, he returned to
Oregon, this time preferring horse
and mule teams to the oxen. In
this train were 100 wagons, and
Mr. Skipton was captain of the
train, as he had been in the first
trip. The journey was made with
out mishap, and the train arrived
in Oregon Sept. r7, 1865. The
first three months after arrival Mr.
Skipton rented and occupied the
John Clark place, and afterwards
purchased the donation claim of
James Chism, two miles south ot
Philomath, where he has ever since
Eight children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Skipton, of whom four
survive: They are, Mrs. J. B.
Horner, Corvallis; Rufus Skipton,
Philomath; Frank Skipton, Albany;
and Otis Skipton. Portland.
Ihe funeral occurred at two
o'clock, this afternoon, from the
Plymouth church, the service being
conducted by Rev. E. J. Thomp
son of Independence. Interment
was in the Newton cemetery. A
characterization of the deceased
. from the pen of Judge McFadden,
will appear in the next issue of the
A fine Jersey heifer calf, two
weeks old. Address
Ross Adams, Corvallis.
Ind. phone 283.
Notice of Final Settlement.
In the Matter of the Estate 1
Mary Elizabeth Mangas, deceased
Notk e is hereby given that the undersigned as
administratrix of said estate of Mary Elizabeth
Mangas, deceased, has filed her final account as
such administratrix with the clerk of the coun
ty court of the state of Oregon, for Benton coun
ty, and the said court has fixed Saturday, the
10th day of March, 1906, at the hour of two o'
clock in the afternoon of said day as the time,
and the county court room fin the court house
In Corvallis, Oregon, as the place for hearing
any and all objections to the said account and
for settlement thereof.
Dated this February 9, 1906.
Administratrix of the estate of Mary Elizabeth
Though Deep, Germs Invade
Their Water Some Interest
With typhoid raging at Eugene,
examination of water in the bacte
riological department at the college
is frequent now. Prof. Peruot is
kept almost constantly busy with
experiments bearing on water and
germs. Water from Eugene has
been examined with the result in
nouuced below. After what he has
found in water tested, Prof. Pernol
is dreadfully in earnest in urging
everybody for the present to use on
ly boiled water and to scald milk and
other utensils. Not only should
city water, boiled, but so should
well water, as is shown by the state
ment below, made by request of the
Times, by Prof. Pernot. He said:
iioiiea water is in use in many
households, and there are those
who do not like it. Buttermilk
may be substituted, for typhoid fe
ver germs cannot exist in the pres
ence of lactic acid. Nor can they
live in butter or cheese, for both
contain lactic acid. Lemonade is
also available for drinking pur
poses. Lemon or lime juice has
been demonstrated to be fatal to ty
phoid bacilli. A solution of one
part lemon juice to fifty parts water
is an entirely safe as well as a whole
In the foods, all those cooked
can be eaten without fear. A boil
ing temperature, 212 degrees, is fa
tal to bacili. The danger is in raw
foods like, apples, lettuce, celery
and kindred species. Lettuce serv
ed with vinegar is immune becausa
of the acetic acid in the salid dress
ing. Cooking utensils, more espe
cially milk utensils, should be thor
oughly scalded with boiling water
or steam, and should not be allowed
to come in contact subsequently
with unboiled water. This is espe
cially important, as milk is one of
the best possible mediums for
growth ot the typhoid geims. it is
better as a matter of fact to heat all
uk nearly to the boiling point be
Some think that wells cannot be
contaminated. The water from
one where a typhoid fever case de
veloped was analyzed at the college
and 3.000 germs to the cubic cen
timeter were found. Three thous
and germs to the cubic centimeter
would mean 18,000 germs in every
teaspoonful of water. It was a 40
foot well, and driven, which might
have been supposed would be be
yond the reach of germs. Water
from a similar well several hun
dred yards distant and of the same
depth was examined and found to
present the same conditions. The
fever case undoubtedly came from
the well water referred to. Recent
ly water from a well in the vicinity
of Lebanon was examined and
found to coutain 29 000 germs to
the cubic centimeter. It is needless
to say that the members of the fam
ily had been suffering for a long
time with sickness, and that the wa
ter from the well was the source of
all the trouble.".
The recent examination of Eu
gene water by Prof. Pernot showed
a bacterial content of 3,640 germs
per cubic centimeter.
Use Boiled Water.
At a meeting of the county couet Wed'
nesdav, February 15th, the following or
der which is self-explanatory wss adopt
ed. "The county court aa the county board
of health, realizing the danger of an ep
idemic of typhoid fever through contin
ued use of city water, after having con
sidered said matter has ordered that Dr.
H. S. Pernot, secreHry said County
Board of Health, cause a notice to be
printed warning all persons to boil water
before using, and directing directors of
District Number 9 to take all steps ne
cessary in order to prevent an epidemic
and to safeguard the health of the people
I suggest that not only should those
who uee city water conform to the re
quirements above, but also those who
use water from wells should take the
same j precaution of boiling it before use-
H. O. fJUKNUl, m. u,
Secretary County Health Board.
Notice to Creditors. .
Notice is hereby given to all concerned that
the undersigned has been duly appointed the
executor of the last will ana the estate of Har
riett Hill, dacea: bv the countv court ot the
staM of Oregon for Benton county, and has duly
q aimed ior ine amies 01 saia trust. &u per
sons havlne claims acrainst the deceased, or her
estate, are required to present the same duly
verified to the undersigned at his residence In
Philomath, Benton county, Oregon, within six
months from thiB dats. . L. W. HILL,
Executor of the last will and estate of Harriett
Dated Feb. 3, 1908.
If you expect to buy an incubat
or call at Blackledge's.
Rape seed for sale
cents per pound.
at Kline's; 7
-ir.y or country wort, country a
specialty; reasonable rates. - Inde
pendent phone, -852, or 362. En
quire of J. R. Smith.
Read, Fullerton & Hubler,
USE BOILED WATER.
In Corvallis Health Board
Says Typhoid Still Spread
ing at Eugene.
Corvallis is practically free from
typhoid fever. That the town was
threatened for a time recently by
an epidemic of the disease is the be
lief of many. Publicity given to
the facts by the local papers and
the repeated urging upon consum
ers to use boiled water and other
precautions may have sayed Cor-
vallisites serious conditions. A It
cal physician said yesterday that it
is not at all impossible that the notes
of warning sounded may have for-
fended a scourge. However this
may be, there was something like
eight cases at one time recently,
more than there ever was simul
taneously in the history of the
The Benton County Health Board,
as a precaution, requests the Times
to still further urge upon local peo
ple the importance of using none
but boiled water, regardless of
whether it be taken from the Wil
lamette or from wells. Where the
disease has been prevalent, it is
very easy for wells to receive sur
face water and thereby undergo
contamination. It is of the utmost
importance, the board says, to use
water that has been cooled after
boiled at least 20 minutes.
Eugene Water Killed Guinea' Pigs.
At Eugene the epidemic is far
from being under control. Indeed,
at last accounts, new cases were
developing at the rate of 18 per day
as will be seen in the following
from the Guard:
"Drs. Bartle and Prof. Sweetser
have just concluded an experiment
that proves beyond a doubt that the
city water is responsible for our
typhoid epidemic. A few days ago
the doctors obtained some water
from a city hydrant and segregated
the germs, inoculating two small
guinea pigs with them. One of
the pigs was an old one and had a
hard spell of typhoid but recovered.
The other pig died. An autopsy
was held on the latter pig and con
clusive evidence was found to show
that he died from the result of the
"Drs. Bartle have again inocula
the three guinea pigs, this time
with the city water direct as it
comes to the consumer, and these
pigs have well-developed cases of
the fever and one will die from the
"The doctors say that hope for
the abatement of the disease is in
boiled water alone, and that none
should be so foolhardy or ignorant
as to ignore this matter.
"Yesterday 18 new cases were re
ported and it is thought as many
more exist today. Up to the time
of going to press today six new
cases have been reported. Nearly
all the late cases reported can be
traced to the city water."
Comment on Fever Situation.
The Portland Journal, speaking
editorially of the fever situation at
In the neighborhood of 100 peo
ple have been stricken in Eugene
and a considerable number in
Springfield and other towns, all of
them users of contaminated water,
while none who use well water have
been attacked. The lesson to not
only Eugene but to other cities
is clear and plain; to escape such a
scourge they must provide them
selves with absolutely pure water,
and this cannot be obtained from a
stream flawing through a settled
country and receiving sewage from
various sources. The cost of ob
taming an ample supply ot pure
water is considerable, and entails a
burden on taxpayers, but it is a
duty encumbent upon every town
of considerable size, in justice to
'Eugene being the seat of the
State University- Corvallis of the
State College, and Salem of the
state capitol and other state institu
tions, these towns are particularly
obliged to provide pure water, and
it is evident that Eugene has neg
lected this duty too long.
"Fortunately, the disease in Eu
gene Jhas mostly been of rather i
light form, and but few cases have
resulted fatally, yet several have
died, and many have been put to
much expense and suffering. This
will not do for such a city, and ' it
may be taken for granted that the
good enterprising people of the
university city will take prompt
measures to prevent a .recurrence of
"As Drl Matson says, the
disease germs are bred by filth
It must be brought underground
from some distant mountain stream
or spring, the vicinity of which
must be free from contamination.
It is better and in the end cheaper
to pay for pure water than to suffer
from such an epidemic and the con'
sequent reputation that it necess
arily gives a city."
The old Orchards Likely to be
Saved Something About
As to cleaning up the old or
chards. It looks as though Benton
would lead the procession. Mem
bers of a spraying firm in the
Times office yesterday, declared
that every f aimer they have met
expects to join in the war or cut j
down his trees. Prof. Cordley is '
surprised at the way the movement
has taken hold in the remoter sec
tions of the county. That person
has in fact, fallen between the
wheels of the clean-up car, and is
about to be ground into little pieces.
Everybody, even the 'father' '
wants information. : They want to
know the best spray pump to use.
i They want to know the ingredients
ot sail , lime and sulphur spray and
what to put m it. Also the pro
portions of each, and how to apply
it. The question of when is the
best time for application and a
thousand other inquiries keep the
Cordley telephone in a jingle all
day long and sometimes far into the
Though it is a strenuous task to
answer all these inquiries, Prof.
Cordley is much encouraged by
them, and takes interest in afford
ing information. He is full of , en
thusiasm for the movement because
he realizes that it the spraying is
applied with fidelity that great
things can be accomplished. The
orchards which have been turning
off a valueless fruit can, by con
trolling the pests and diseases, be
made a source of . revenue. The
old conditions of early days when
worms in the apples were unknown
can be in a great measure restored.
For the assistance, of those who
lack information as to spraying,
there is printed below an except
from Prof. Cordley's well known
bulletin on spraying, which gives
the lime, sulphur and salt solution.
A new edition of the bulletin has
just been printed at the college for
free distribution among those who
make application for it. , The
pamphlet comprises 20 pages, and
deals with all phases of the subject
of spraying. Following is an ex
The lime, sulphur and salt wash
is one of the most satisfactory sprays
for San Jose scale and is also of
value as a fungicide, It is in fact
the very best winter spray for clean
ing up old neglected moss grown
ana diseased orchards. It is prim
arily a winter spray but when
much reduced in strength has been
used to advantage as a summer
sprav for San Jose scale. Several
methods of preparing it are recom
mended but the following, known
as the Oregon formula is the most
satisfactory in this climate: Quick
lime, 50 pounds; sulphur, 50
pounds; salt, 25 to 50 pounds; wat
er, 1 50 gallons.
Slake the lime thoroughly, add
the sulphur, cover with water and
boil briskly for at least an hour.
Then add the salt and boil 15 or
20 minutes longer or until the mix
ture is of a deep blood red color
with but little free sulphur on the
surface. Add water to make 150
gallons. Apply with considerable
force through a coarse nozzle while
still warm. ' The results of a num
ber of experiments indicate that the
salt adds nothing to the efficiency
of this spray, but my results have
Notice to the tax-payers of Benton
County; I have prepared lists of the
amounts due from each tax-payer, show
ing the name of the parties assessed, and
the amount of taxes due from each, if
you pay all your taxas on or before the
15th. day of March, you will deduct 3
per cent from the amount as shown on
the list, it you wish to only pay half your
tax you must do so on or before the 2nd
day of April, otherwise you will have the
penalty and interest to pay. While the
law does not require me to accept checks
or money orders on taxes, yet I would
much prefer to have the tax-payers pay
their taxes by mailing to me a check or
money order, this is a protection to your
self as well as a help to me as I can
make op your receipts at a night return
themjby mail and not be rushed so much
during the day. Said tax lists will
through the courtesy of the following
named gentlemen be found at their
Summit, at Titus Ranney's store.
Blodgett, at J. A- Wood's store.
Wren, at Richard Wilde's store.
Kings Valley, at Marion Frantz store,
at Miller & Alcorn store, and Jacob
Soapcreek at the store of J. A. Carter.
Fairmount, at D, P. Mishlers residen
ce, at Henry Hector's residence, at T. B.
Williamsons residence, M. V. Leepers
and one at the residence of F. H. Hugh
Monroe, at A. Wilhelm & sons store,
and at Norwood &Co. store.
Alsea at W. H. Malone's store.
Willamette at Norwood A Co. store,
and at J. W. Tones store, at Inavale.
Bellfountain. store of Woodcock &
Tavlor, and at store of N. Clem.
Philomath, store of Hill & Son, J. E.
Henkle, F. P. Clark, Scott & Pugsley,
and Moses Brothers.
M. P. Burnett,
Sheriff of Benton County, Oregon
Special Sale on
3000 Yds Fine
ect from Switzerland.
Values up to 35c per yard.
Special Price 12 l-2c
3 Day onlv at these Prices
Feb. 19, 20 and 21st.
See Window Display
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None Sold Until Mon. Feb. 19th
QU AKER PUFFED RICE
QUAKER PUFFED RICE
Q, UAKER PUFFED RICE
Has just received the services of one of the finest
mechanics in the valley and from now on "will be
prepared to do all kinds of repair work from a pad
lock to a threshing machine.
Guns, Sewing Machines, Locks a Specialty
We have just received a complete line of' 1906
Base Ball goods, also a fine line of up to date fish
ing tackle, fllash lights, batteries and sewing ma
chine extras always on hand.
The S. P. is selling round trip tickets
between Corvallis and Portland for $3,
good going Saturdays or Sundays and re
turning Sunday or Monday following,
either on West or East side, bnt good on
ly on afternoon train from Albany to
Portland on Saturdays if East side is tak
en. Passengers to pay local fare be
tween Corvallis and Albany.
Child Not Expected to Live from One
Hoar to Another, bnt Cured rjjjr
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera d
Ruth, the little daughter of E. N.
of Agnewville, Va was seriously if
cholera infantum last summer. "We fra
her up and did not expect her to live from
one hour to another," He says. -1 nappem
to think of Chamberlain s Colic, Cholera a
Diarrhoea Remedy and sot a bottle of
from the store. In five hours I saw a chai
for the better. We kept on giving it
before she had taken the half of one si
bottle she was well." This remedy is for sale
by Graham & Wortham.
Order Seeds Now.
Bed Clover Alsike, Alfalfa, Rape
Soeltz and Artichokes. I can furnish
inoculated seeds and land plaster, that
will double the yield. See sample of
seed at Wellsher & Gray's store.
Wanted 80 ton. Vetch seed lor May
' 1j. li. Brooks.
Egg O See
Always Keeps Chamberlain's Cough
. Remedy in His House.
"We would not be without Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy. It is kept on hand contin
ually in our home, says W. W. Hearney,
editor of the Independent. Lowrv City. Mo.
That is just what every family should do.
When kept at hand ready for instant ub, a
cold may be checked at the outset and cured
in much less time than after it has become
.settled in the system. This remedy is also
without a peer for croup in children, and
will prevent the attack when given as soon
as the child becomes hoarse, or even after
the croupy cough appears, which can only be
done when the remedy is kept at hand. For
sale by Graham & Wortham,
iMOiice 10 uiuuers.
Sealed bids will be received by the
sewer committee until six o'clock p. m, ..
February 16, 1906, for the construction
of a sewer through blocks 14, 15 and 16
N. B . & P. Avery's Addition to the city
of Corvallis. according to the plans and
specifications on file in the office of the
Police Judge. The right is reserved to
reject any and all bids.
Geo. E. Lilly.
- . ; Wanted.
A man and woman to work on a
ranch. For further particulars
write or inquire of A. J. Warnock,