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FRIDAY EVENING MAR- 30, J906.
At last, the methods of Standard
Oil have been laid bare by the at
torney general of Missouri. From
Moffat, Archibald, Rogers and
other officials of the octopus he has
wrung the unwilling admissions
that the Watters-Pierce, the Re
public and the Standard Oil com
panies, though posing in Missouri
as rival and competing companies,
are in fact; one and the same, our
own and only old original Standard.
The methods were so shady that
one official of the company instruct
ed another to the effect that in
writing letters and making reports,
not to sign names, whereby in
formation as to ownership of the
so-called companies could be se
cured. Holding a monopoly of the
oil business and owning banks,
railroads, traction lines and reach
ing into every corner of the coun
try for light and other utility works.
profiting by falsehood, practicing
everywhere and always deception
and guile, laughing at courts and
defying legal authority to the last
extremity of tolerance, such are
the methods, such the citizenship,
such the moral standard and such
the example to the rising- genera
tion by this boa constrictor of. fin
ance whose ugly body encircles this
country in an embrace that an un
bought president, the courts, the
laws and the people seem powerless
to throw off. The billionaire head
of this financial serpent, even the
processes of the law in his castle at
Iakewood cannot reach, the one
man, the only man in this country
perhaps in the world, on whom the
authorities, knowing where he is,
cannot serve a subpoena.
It is all humiliating, all shameful,
all fatal io our countrymen, but so
long as relatives and hirelings of
the serpent are masters of the na
tional senate, nothing else can be
expected. How important that the
people have the say as to who
shall be elected United States sen
atois. How important that State
ment Number i be signed in Ore
Philomath is a "small up-valley
town" as described in the Oregon
ian article printed elsewhere, and
is the home of two educational in
stitutions. At the same time it
does riot fall within the criticism of
the article because as fine a water
supply as there is in the world is
about to be brought to the doors
of its people by the city of Corval
lis. Philomath is to enjoy for noth
ing that which it is to cost, Corval
lis $75,000 to provide, and, re
membering the strictures in the
Oregonian article, Philomath and
her people ought, and doubtless
do, in all ways sympathize with the
great water enterprise on which
Corvallis is spending so much mon
ey. If Philomath were actually
spending $10,000 or $15,000 on this
big water system, it would perhaps
be no more than her part, consid
ering the benefits in fire protection,
reduced insurance rates, and pure
water that system places within her
reach. Since she is not spending
a dollar, and since the same bene
fit that inures to Corvallis is hers
also, Philomath people to a man
should lend aid and comfort to. the
splendid new mountain system.
If you txpect to buy an incubat
or ;all at Blackledge's.
Vetch and Cheat and Clover hay.
White seed oats.
Also one fine M. B. torn.
T. A. Logsden.
Ind. phone 55, Mt. View line.
For County Recorder.
I hereby announce myself as a
candidate for the democratic nom
ination for the office of county re
corder, subject to the decision of
the voters, . at the primaries April
20th. , '
; Hakxey I,. 'HAM,.
51 Cents Per Setting
For eggs. Best brown Leghorns.
J. B. Irvine, Corvallis.
S. E- 1-4 Section 23, Kings Val
ley at $2.50 per acre.
L. B. Lyons,
Dry Slab Wood. .
At the Corvallis sawmill, delivered
anywhere in town at $1.25 per load, cash
on delivery. febs7-lm.
Her Plea as to Water Supply
The State Board's Censure
and a Newspaper Article. .
Much local comment has been oc
casioned by an article that appear
ed in Wednesday's Oregonian,
on the subject of water, typhoid
fever and college towns. It con
demns the policy of locating colleges
or universities in a "small inland
up-valley town" where a good wat
er supply and a competent system
of sewerage cannot be supplied.
The article says:
"The state board of health has
located the cause of the late epi
demic of typhoid in Eugene in a
.polluted water supply, and censures
stroirgly the city officials and the
water company of the college town
for permitting conditions to which
the epidemic is clearly traceable to
"Of all places in the state, that
which is the seat of a state institu
tion of learning should be guarded
from diseases of the distinctly pre
ventable type. The trouble or mis
take in locating a college or univer
sity in a ' small inland up-valley
town is in the difficulty that is met
in procuring a good water supply
and a competent system of sewer-
WHY THEEB WEEB DEATHS.
age. Simply stated, a small com
munity like Eugene cannot afford
the expense incident to bringing in
water from a distant point in the
mountains that would insure its
purity. Nor can a small commun
ity afford a sewer system that in
sures proper drainage and compul
sory connection therewith. Here
a well and there a cesspool; dead
ends here and a great open sewer
running through the town, and a
water system contaminated at its
source surely it is no wonder that
students of the university, and res
idents as well, sickened by dozens
from typhoid, and that there have
been many deaths in consequence
Of course, the Oregonian writer's
article is especially directed at Eu
gene, but in the absence of a sav
ing clause, it will by people abroad
be supposed to apply also to Cor
vallis. The latter is a "small up-
valley town" and also a college
town. The general statement in
the criticism is that a' small com
munity like that at Eugene can
not afford the expense incident to
bringing in water from a distant
point in the mountains that would
insure its purity." Corvallis, as
fast as men and money can do it,
is eliminating the condition on
which the criticism on this point
BEST WATER IN THE WOKI.D.
The fortunate existence of a mag
nificent stream far up the sides of
Mary's Peak presents a source
of water supply that chemical and
bacteriological analysis oft repeated
and long continued has shown to
be absolutely pure and splendidly
situated for a city water supply.
Engineer Miller, after an exper
ience of a quarter century with
water works construction, declares
it to be "as fine a stream for a wat
er supply as there is "on the face of
the earth." All but three of the
13 miles of pipe line for delivery of
this water into Corvallis homes is
already constructed, and along the
remaining stretch the pipe is al
ready strewn, waiting for men to
place it in position, under ground.
The water is taken from the
stream but two miles below its
source, and according to calcula
tions can be delivered in Corvallis
houses two or three hours after it
gushes from the mountain side.
The flow of the stream from its
source through a i Jock-lined bed,
over cataracts and down a declivity
of beauty is fit to inspire a poet's
muse. There is no spot or chance
for contamination and what the peo
ple of Corvallis will get for house
hold use will be water as pure and
as sweet as there is in the world.
Insomuch, the Oregonian writer's
article will notj fit - Corvallis very
AS TO SEWERS AND SEWAGE.
Nor does this article completely
fit Corvallis with respect to sewers.
Corvallis constructed , a ,. splendid
system of sewers several years ago.
A great percent of the homes in the
town have complete connections
and all the waste of every kind,
is whirled as fast as the running
streams in the under ground drains
can carry it into the Willamette
river, by which it is swept ' away
from the town. It is true that all
houses are not connected with the
sewers but an ordinance provides for
such connections wherever water
is obtainable, and within a short
time water will be within the reach
of all. j , One house after another
is being; connected up, and it is pro
bable (hat within a reasonable time
all the filth of the town, as it ought
i to, will stream constantly through
the subterranean drains into the
big river which was provided by
nature to receive the sewage of the
valley. Thus Corvallis, is very
fast discharging the responsibility
she owes to the people of the state
in providing romplete sewerage and
a pure and safe water supply be
cause of the presence here of the
biggest educational institution in
the state. Still speaking of Eugene
the concluding paragraph in the
Oregonian article is:
AS TO MOUNTAIN WATER.
"While there is strong assurance
that everything will be done that
can be done to remedy these con
ditions, and that much has already
been done to mitigate them, the
fact remains that immunity from
the recurrence of a polluted water
supply at Eugene can only be "se
cured by bringing water from a dis
tant point in the mountains a mat
ter not difficult except from a finan
cial point of view.. Censure- hav
ing fallen from an official source
where censure is due, it now re
mains for the authorities, city and
health, of Eugene, to do what.they
can to purify the water in the city
mains, and for students and others
who do not care to take the risk of
typhoid to continue to drink boiled
The water question is said .cow
to be a burning one at Eugene.
Two filters to cost an aggregate of
$50,000 are enroute from the East
and are to be installed in the water
system at Eugene. They are own
ed by the private corporation which
owns the Eugene, Albany, Corval
lis and other electric light plants.
A large body of Eugene people
want municipal ownership and ift
possible, water brought from the
mountains. Others prefer the
works to be run by the private cor- i
poration, and over these differences '
the water battle rages. The $50,
000 to be paid for the filters would
have gone a long way towards get
ting mountain water for Eugene,
save except for the fact that a suit
able stream, it is said, is scarcely
available for the purpose.
Meantime, the censure of con
ditions at Eugene by the state
health board, and the criticism in
the Oregonian article, quoted above
emphasize the forethought of the
citizens of Corvallis in providing
for their coming magnificent water
And Burns Some Incidents
of Interest Expects Puter's .
Oswald West, state 'land agent,
was in town Wednesday. He is
the man who unearthed the big
Puter-McKinley steal, in which $70
000 worth of bogus Oregon school
land scrip certificates were sold in
various Eastern States. In one
transaction alone, the swindlers
exchanged $30,000 worth of bogus
certificates for $12,000 worth of
land and $18,000 cash. The land
their victims had did not lie in con
tiguous tracts. The swindlers re-,
presented that their 30,000 acres
was a.11 in one body, and that on
that account the Easterners swal
lowed their bait like a trout. He
has lived to discover his error. For
tunately the loss of the $12,000 in
land and $18,000 in cash by no
means impoverishes him,' as he is
a wealthy man.
Mr. West is a warm personal
friend of W. J. Burns, the govern
ment special agent, and knows
S. A. D. Puter, the man of spec
tacular finance. . The encounter
between the officer and swindler in
Boston the other day was of start
ling interest to Mr, West. He is
anxious to get Puter back into Ore
gon for punishment for the offenses
against the commonwealth. He is
much disappointed that Puter es
caped Mr. Burns, but is confident
that the outlaw will soon be in cus
tody. Mr. West was with Mr.
Burns in San Francisco recently,
and it was there that the traces of
Puter were obtained. It has long
been known to Mr. West that Puter
has declared he will never be taken
alive, but that he intends to die be
fore he will surrender and go to
jail. Puter made such a statement
to an intimate friend, and the latter
confided the facts to the state land
Mr. West has been the most act
ive land agent Oregon has ever had.
$80,000 worth of land, scattered
here and there in small tracts and
unlisted on the records have been
dugnpby him, and after listing
have been put on the - market. At
last accounts, ; more than $40,000
of this unlisted land had been sold
and the proceeds turned into the
state land funds.
1 Cards Engraved $3 per 100,
including plate. - See Morgan,
the Printer, Corvallis.
MUCH INTEREST MANIFESTED.
In M. E. Revival Many Conyerts and
Decided interest has attended the
revival meetings at the First Meth
odist church since first they began,
and daily this interest is spreading
and deepening. Not for many
days has a more consecrated and
earnest minister talked gospel truth
to congregations than has Rev. T.
L. Jones, the pioneer preacher of
Oregon, who has daily and nightly
addressed good audiences for the
past two weeks. In the neighbor
hood of 60' people have been at the
altar during these two weeks, and
the number of converts is almost as
great. A good choir has faithfully
rendered music for the occasions.
Wednesday night Mrs., Ida Burns
sang very impressively, "Almost
Persuaded," and other special mus
ic has been rendered at various
Rev. Jones on next Sunday
morning will preach to the Christ
ians and the church; at three
o'clock in the afternoon he will
speak to the children and parents,
and in the evening his subject will
be "What it is to be Lost, and
What the Lost Lose,"
Mr. Jones is called the "connect
ing link" between the; old order
and the new, and is probably the
oldest active minister in the north
west today, as he is in the state.
The services are well worth at
tending, and the public is cordially
invited to them all.
HERE APRIL 13th
Mr. Warde is absolute mast
er of his subject. He is as a
.speaker majestic in the ex
treme, scholarly in the pres
entation of the subject and de
lightful in style. For two
hours he held his audience
spellbound, absolutely fascin
ated with his power of delin
eation, his subtle and delight
ful criticism, his magnetic
oratory and graceful delivery.
Los Angeles Evening Ex
press. WHERE EAGLES NEST.
A Pair of Them and two Small
Boys Sheltered on Willam
ette Island. s
The presence of eagles in the re
gion along the Willamette six to 10
miles south of Corvallis attracts
considerable attention. The big
birds are frequently encountered by
residents of the vicinity, and the
sight of one swooping down on a
flock of sheep and soaring away
with a lamb is not unusual.
Two boys on horse back saw a
pair of them sitting on a fence not
far from John Porter's, the other
day. One of the birds was a bald
eagle and the other of the gray va
riety. The former species is de
scribed as much wilder than the lat
ter. At any rate when the boys
were still a long distance away the
bald bird soared away but the gray
remained on his perch on the fence.
The boys rode so near that they say
they could see his eyes distinctly,
They had nothing to shoot with
and encouraged by the close prox
imity to which he allowed them to
approach, they hurried away to
John Porter's . house for guns.
There was nothing but a 32-calibre
rifle available, and with one boy
riding and the other afoot they re
turned and sought the eagle. He
remained on the fence until they
were nearly close enough to shoot,
and then suddenly spread his huge
wings, and swept over them, rising
to a great height and sailing away.
His spread of wing, the boys de
clare to have been - at . least seven
feet, and the sight of him as he be
gar. his flight, most magnificent.
. Inhabitants of the vicinity be
lieve that the eagles nest in the
huge cotton woods on Smith island,
portions of which are so thick with
underbrush and forest that they are
but little frequented by man. Ev
ery spring time they appear about
the unfrequented portions .oi farms
lying along the river bottom and
prey on lambs at their pleasure.
Defiance Seed Wheat extra good.
Seventy five cents per bushel.
Address F. M. Sharp,
Corvallis, R. F. D. i.
Seed is at the farm, known as the
Scholl place, at Granger.
Competent girl to assist in gener
- Apply to Mrs. A. Wilhelm,
Benton County Circuit Court in
Session this Week. .
For murder in the first degree, R, J.
Moses of the firm of Moses Bros ' will hang
April 5th., 1906" tor murdering prices on ev
er thing in the store.
is the verdict.
Will hang up large list
will be included in the murdering price sale. There will be
good bargains in every line we handle. It will pay every
one in and about Corvallis to save on what they buy at our
3 Days Sale April 5th, 6th and 7th.
Don't forget the date. Regular customsrs can have
all orders filled and delivered as usual.
No appeal from this verdict to a higher court
There are no better than the best
The flour that stands the test,
Pure quality, appearance grand,
So surely, White Crest brand.
Fancy Cakes, Etc.
So easily made 'with White Crest
the flour of excellence, so good
you always want more, order a
sack today, 105 cents per sack.
The Gem Cigar Store
T All Leading Brands of Key West and
Jack Milne, prop.
A "Rain or Shine" Hat
made in all - the season's la
test shapes and colors in both
berby and soft styles
The Mallory X
Rendered rain-proof by the
celebrated Priestley Craven
etteprocess. Rrin will not spot or streak
or.fade it Three grades, $3,
$3 50 and $4.
Uood tor ... Stomach. Trouble and
"Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab.
lets have done me a great deal of good,"
says C Towns, of Bat Portage, Ontario,
Canada. "Being a mild phyio the after
effects are not unpleasant, and 1 dm recom
mend them to all who suffer from stomack
disorder." For Bale by Graham &Worthaa
For CASH ONLY
cards in store statins what
Domestic Cigars. Whist and Pool room.
Woven to Order
Prom old ingrain or brussels
carpets or chenille curtains, any
shape, from 12 inches to 11 feet
wide and long as wanted. First
class workmanship and prompt
I Pay The Freight.
Write today for particulars.
A. L. FERR1NG TON,
318 E. 1st St., Albany, Oregon.
Child Not Expected to Live front One
Hoar to Another, bat Cared by
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Kemedy .
Ruth, the little daughter of E. N. Dewey
of Agnewville, Va., was seriously ill of
cholera infantum last summer. "We gave
her up and did not expect her to live from
one hour to another," he says. "I happened
to think of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy and got a bottle of it
from the store. In five hours I saw a change
for the better. We kept on giving it and
before she had taken the half of one small
bottle she was wel 1." This remedy is for sale
by Graham & Worth am.
Sawmill for Sale.
I will sell my mill property located
4 1-2 miles southwest of Philomath, Or
egon, consisting of 160 acres all good
second and old growth fir, excepting 12
acies which are under cultivation. Hotue
barn, mill, and outbuildings all new.
Mill was put in two years ago, 35 horse,
water and steam power combined, 44
and 50 in. saws, edger. plainer, saw-dust
and slab conveyers, large water tank
and tower, all complete . and in perfect
running order, capacity 10,000 feet per
day, worthy fe.ooo, will take $1,500 if
taken soon..' Call on or address
i -- - OTIS SKIPTON.
- tjt." 309, Second St., Portland, Or.