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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1906)
For advertisements in this column the rate
of 15 cents per line will be charged.
. Mrs. H. W. Kaupisch left Sun
day foi a visit in Portland.
W. E. Yates of Vancouver ar.
rived yesterday for a few days visit.
Frank Thrasher of Portland,
was an over-Sunday visitor in Cor
vallis. The greatest actor that ever
visited Corvallis in any capacity is
The indications are that the
Opera House next Friday night
will house the largest, intellectual
and best dressed audience in its
Miss Mayme Crawford return
ed Saturday evening from Portland
where she has been engaged in mil
linery work for the past two
In the probate court Cynthia
E. Jackson was granted authority
to sell at auction to the highest bid
der, the real property belonging to
her ward, Archibald Johnson. Her
bond was fixed at $4,000.
The seats in the Opera House
for Frederick Warde' s engagement
will be arranged so as not to be as
close together as they usually are.
This is done at the expense of the
seating capacitv, but for . the con
venience and comfort of the patrons
next Friday evening.
Frederick Warde, the eminent
Shakespearean actor, who stands
at the top of his profession, paid
Corvallis a high compliment when
he included her in his ltmery.
The large audience that will greet
him next Friday " night however.
will reciprocate the compliment and
its show of appreciation will con
vince Mr. Warde that Corvallis,
though small is metropolitan in its
Portland Welcome: If there
is anything that gives us longing for
eternal rest and deep solitude, it is
a man who comes to a town : or
city, builds up a paying business,
grows rich from the sources of a
prosperous country, and then squats
down on his pile of money like a
clucking hen on a door knob and
is even too infernal stingy to let the
gravel grind in his own gizard.
The Knights of Pythias are to
have charge of Frederick Warde' s
Portland engagement. However, on
Monday night, he will be entertain
ed by the Elks lodge. On this oc-
' caston Governor Chamberlain, on
behalf of the Portland Elks, will
" present Mr. Warde with a hand
some stein, especially made for the
presentation. Arrangements have
been made for 1000 Elks to be
There was a reunion of the"
family of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bu
chanan last Saturday, in honor of
their Golden wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan were mar
riedin England April 7, 1856, "and
' shortly afterward started across the
Atlantic for Oregon and settled on
the farm which they now own, ten
miles south of this city. Members
of the family present at the reunion
were: "; Mr. and Mrs. William Cur
rin and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
H. H.' Veatch and son, ' Mr. and
Mrs. Arthur Buchanan, Miss Mary
Buchanan, John Buchanan, and
William Buchanan. Andrew, a
son, residing in New York was un
able to be present.
Saturday evening, James I,.
Pussard and family.'late of Golden
City, Missouri, settled in a new home
a few miles southwest of Philomath.
' Their ' arrival' and purchase of a
farm in Oregon involves an inter
esting fact. On the 3rd of March,
" Secretary Allen answered Mr.' Pus
sard's request for information
about Benton county. The request
was the result of advertising issued
by the Citizens League the latter
! part of February. i ! Within a little
more than a month from the time the
correspondence between the League
secretary aud the Missourian open
. ed, Mr. Pussard hed come to Ben
' ' ton, purchased a farm and settled
with his family. 'He bought the
', farm of Fred 1,. Strain, near Philo
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Dallas Observer: J. M. Staats
superintendent ; of construction of
of the Independent telephone ; sys-
tem between Dallas and - Corvallis,
: -' was in town Saturday.- He is work
ingto secure a commercial wire be
tweeri these two' points, and is meet
ing witn hearty encouragement m
? hisefforts. Corvallis and Dallas have
' : had mutual e telephone connection
' through party -wires for ; several
years but the demand for a - purely
; J ' commercial wire is ' now becoming
of great importance. The expense
" of the improved service j will i be
small, as the poles are already up,
Mr. Staats found the people of Dal
las wide awake to the necessity of
the improvement, and received
hearty promises of assistance in the
Miss Edna Irvine left Monday
for a few days' visit in Portland.
Miss Minnie Phillips is visiting
Mrs. J. H. Scott of Albany,
arrived Monday for a visit with
Mrs. T. E. Riley.
' Mrs. J. A. Harper returned
Friday from a week's visit with
friends in Portland.
Horace Brodiey-- '04 who has
been very ill at his Portland home,
is improving:. "V
Mrs. Chester Proebstel has re
turned from a month's visit in
Miss Ryth Gatch, after a
week's visit in this city, left yester
day for her home in Salem.
-A dozen friends tendered Mrs.
James Harper a surprise party Sat
urday evening in honor or her
; Miss Winnie Ewartleft Satur
day for her home in Portland, af
ter a month's Visit with'' friends in
this'city. u "
, Prof. E, F. Pernot has so far
recovered from his recent very ser
ious illness to be able to leave his
W. K. Taylor, Robert Huston
and August Hodes have been ap
pointed appraisers of the estate of
J. H. Patty deceased.
All the teachers of the Cor
vallis public school are planning to
attend the local institute to be held
at Philomath Saturday., .
Invitations to the wedding of
Logan Hays and Miss Lena Mae
Nemvre have "been received in this
city. The marriage is to occur in
Portland, April 21st.
1-H. H. Veatch returned to Cot
tage Grove Sunday evening. - Mrs.
Veatch will visit relatives and mends
in the vicinity for a week or so.
Tommy Ma, Freddy's crying
'cause I'm eating "my cake and
won't give him any.
' Mother Is his cake finished?
Tommy Yes ma: and he cried
when I was eating that, too.
Mrs. Floyd Williams is at To
ledo paying her father a farewell
visit preparatory to joining her
husband in the Philippines. She
expects to sail from Seattle for
Manila on the 28th of this month
Up in Eugene there is talk of
starting a third daily newspaper.
Both of the two excellent dailies
already there opposed " public own
ership of the water works in the
late water works election. For
three weeks during the campaign a
small daily was issued in opposition
to them. The fight was very bitter
and at the' end, public ownership
won by a majority of more than
300, The agitation for the new
daily was begun last Saturday when
pledges of subscription were sought
among the .- municipal ownership
Jesse bpencer s barber shop is
now located next door north of
Hode's gun store. The removal
occurred yesterd ly. The room
it formerly occupied is to be added
to the accommodations of Small's
ice cream establishment, the present
focihties for which, are too cramped
Eugene Guard: President
Can.pbell 01 the U 01 u. is ar
ranging ior a meeting of college re
presentatives ot the .Northwest in
April to discuss the - adoption of
Rugby football in the larger insti
tutions of Oregon, Washington and
Idaho, and at any rate to revise the
present intercollegiate rules.
A copy of the Little Rock Ga
zette, published at the capitol of
Arkansas, announces that the can
didate for state treasurer is likely
to be J. L. Yates. The man is
cousin of J. F. Yates of this city,
and strange to say, is a rock-ribbed
democrat, as is all the Yates tribe
in Arkansas. The present enc- m
bent of the state treasurer's office
in that state is a brother-in-law of
the new aspirant.
A. system 01 improvements is
in progress m the fcirst JNationa
bank. W. O. Heckart arrived yes
terday from Eugene to superintend
the work.--The chairgesr involve an
extension of the counters, wire cag
mg and other ' changes - to add to 1
Lawyers Want Water Board
to buy old Plant Fischer .
Writes a Letter.
The air is thick with rumors as to
the old water company anu the new
mountain system. It is told on the
street that the old company has sold
the plant and that it is to be ship
ped away. At a meeting of the
Water Board last night Attorney J.
R. Wyatt of the law firm of Weath
erf ord & Wyatt, of Albany, and
W. E. Yates, of Vancouver, Wash
ington; were business visitors. Both
made brief speeches accompanying
a written offer that the Corvallis
Water Company made for a sale of
its plantjto the city. ' The propos
ition of the company was .,that it
would sell its works to the city for
$10,000,' delivery to be made June
1 st, or for $8,000 with delivery
August 1 st. , . ' "
The remarks of Mr. Wyatt and
Mr. Yates, who appeared as attor
neys for the old company had par
ticular bearing on the offer. They
said as to : terms of payment that
these could be so arranged as not
to be embarrassing to the city.
They said that the pipes and pump
ing station would be of value to the
city in its system and that their
purchase by the city Water Board
would seem to be -advisable.
Mr. Yates stated also that the
plant had been deeded to a man who
was a resident of another state, and
that if there came to be a contest
as to rights in the premises, he and
his client would not come to Bea
ton to litigate, but that they would
try the thing out in "another
In reply to the lawyers, President
Avery of the Water Board, answer
ed briefly that the matter of the
purchase of the plant had long been
considered by the commktee, and
that a special committee of the
board had spent much time in ne
gotiations, but with unsatisfactory
results, because of the large com
pensation demanded by the owners
for the property. He said further
that the report of Engineer Miller
showed that on account of the heavy
pressure of the new plant - the old
pipes would be of little or no value
in the new system. The Board, he
continued, had placed its order for
pipe for the local distribution sys
tem and thit all of it would be soon
on the ground. Practically all of
the appropriation for the new water
works would be j. consumed in con
truction work, and there would be
nothing left for purchase of the old
plant. The outlook, he concluded,
is not favorable for the water com
mittee to make much, if any invest
ment in the old plant.
Of interest in the same connection
is, that a little more than a week
ago. Clerk Kline was notified by
the old company that an offer had
been received for the old plant, and
that if the sffer were accepted the
I pumping station had to be on the
cars by April 15th. The announce-
ment was accompanied by a state-
Reverends Moses, McCailstland
and Ellison returned Monday from
attendance at the District Confer
ence of the M. . E. church South,
held last week at Junction. They
report the past year as a very pros
perous one for their denomination.
There are five cases of typhoid
fever in Corvallis now. "Three are
at the home of W. H. Dilley where
a mother and two sons are ill with
the disease., The boys are, Max,
aged 13, and Irl, aged 11. The
mother is convalescent. The two
boys are in the early stages of the
disease. A fourth cae is at the G
W. Fuller home, where A. T.. the
18 year old son is the patient. Hi?
attack is light. The fifth victim is
a three year old daughter in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Strange
She was slightly better yesterday.
It continues to be of the utmost
importance that every precaution
betaken to prevent the spread of
the disease. Boiled water, and
boiled water only, the doctors say,
whether from wells or from the city
system, should be used. The im
portance of hurrying the new sys
tem to the uttermost and bringing
in water from the mountains,: is
very patent. .
II LACE 4 CTS YARD
FREDERICK WARDE stands
at the top of the theatrical
profession. No one questions
this statement. : Remember
then that the opportunity you
are offered to hear the , great
est Shakespearean actor in the
world, is something extraor
dinary, and an opportunity
such as you never had before
THE PEOPLE'S STORE
Wednesday Only we will sell 2000 yards
Imported Torchon Lace aad Matched Inser
tion all widths at the phenomenally low
price of 4 cents per yard.
All the patterns are the newest and the price does
represent the quality, which is good at JOc or 15c,
No Reserve, Wed
S. L. KLINE
The People's Store.
USE OF ROAD DRAGS.
In Southern Benton Immense
ly Popular, 1 hey say The
Farmers in Southern Benton
think they have struck a good
tning in me road drag that was a
theme of discussion at the Good
Roads convention held at the Cor
vallis court house last December. The
appliance is made from a trunk of
a tree, say eight feet in length. It
should be eight inches in diameter,
and oak, fir. ash, or any other kind
may be used. It is split in halves
and tramed so that the two pieces
stand on edge, with the split side
to the front. The forward piece
is shod with a plate of quarter
inch iron so that its edge while in
use will not wear away. This
simple device dragged occasionally
over the road has, they say, . re
markable results. It fills the holes
and reduces the road to a condition
of smoothness that is surprising.
It can be so slanted while in oper
ation taat it will throw such of the
dirt as is loose to the center or to
the outside. Those who use it say
that for its purpose no road machine
does so much with so little effort.
On R. F. D. route number 4, a
dozen of these drags are in use.
Farmers along the route have built
them, and whenever it seems to be
necessary they send out the drag
and work the road for an hour or
two with the result that the smooth
est highways in the county are said
to be in the neighborhoods where
this practice is followed. . Among
the farmers who are following , the
plan are, Rich McBae, Jesse Porter",
R. S. Irwin, J. S. Watkins,
Dinges, S. S. Henkle, M. S. Darby.
Jesse Porter, Peter Rickard, J,, W.
Jones. W. W. Starr, Ed Buchanan
and J. Lt. Buchanan. .', . ,
Wool ani Wash Dress Fabrics
the convenience and facilities of this j ment that f the Water Board want-
large and important establishment
A week or more will be required to
complete -the task. -
Mrs.' Ackert lives near a little
town in the northern part of. New
York state where the farmers bring
butter and eggs to the country
store to" exchange for - tea, -sugar,
and other commodities. One day
Ackert brought some butter- in
pound lumps to exchange for calico
The grocer weighed , the lumps.
Mrs. Ackert,' he said, this but
ter doesn't weigh a pound."
"Can't help that, " snapped the
lady. "I weighed It by a pound of
cmn T ornt hotv Tasr KiMnflv "i-s
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Albanjr Herald? J. R. WyjrtV
went to Corvallis yesterday after
noon, where last eveninghe appear
ed before the city council to arrange
for a transfer of the old water com
pany's plant to the city; The com
pany has an offer for the sale of the
plant to aqother city and is ready
to transfer the machinery, unless
the city wishes to acquire the plant
As the' city's new -water- system,.will
Dtf rxbrte Teady before ' the first of
July, the removal of the old com
pany's plant would leave Corvallis
in a bad condition, and it is thought
the council will act promptly and
acquire the old plant.
ed to buy the property
have to act at once.
- What all these things mean, no
body knows. Mr Yatesleft for Van
couver today, and Attorney Wyatt
for Albany this morning. No dead
conveying the property to anybody
has been filed for record, though it
has leaked out that one was actual
ly executed late yesterday afternoon.
Who the party is that is named in
the deed, or where he resides, is
In the meantime, no water bills
for the current month have been
collected, as is usually done, and a
great manv people are wonderng.
if the old Plant is to actually tc
dismantled and carted away.
Another incident of interest in
connection with the whole matter,
is' that at last night's meeting the
Water Board received a communi
cation from August , Fischer, in
quiring what provision had been
made by the city for remuneration
for water taken by the city from
Rock Creek, which, he said, would
materially decrease the flow of wa
ter through his race and interfered
to a considerable extent with the
operation of the Corvallis Flouring
mills at the low water season. All
these thines have become public on
the street, and have been much
discussed throughout the day.
Oak wood, stove lengths,
at Saw Mill Co.
Complete line of fashionable mil
linery; lowest prices. - - v, .'
. .. Mrs. C. Maxneld. ,
New line ribbons just received it
the Bazaar.- s
Between the Hartless hop house
and Philomath, brown furs. Re
turn same to Moses Bros-store at
Philomath. V. '
, Mrs. M. P. Burnett will give les
sons in Eyelet Embroidery Wed
nesday and Thursday afternoons at
her residence. - , - V ." j 1
Ind. phone No 202. e
-, Bell phone No 135.
Iiame Back. -This
ailment is usually caused by rheuma
tism of the muscles and may be cured by
applying Chamberlain'f Pain Balm two or
three times a day and rubbing the parts
vigorously at each application. If this does
not afford relief bind on a piece of flannel
slightly dampened with Pain Balm, and quick
relief is almost sure to follow. For sale by
Graham & Wrtham.
Our first shipment of Wool, Mohair, and Wash
Dress Goods has arrived. All colors, weights
and weaves, at, prices that -will tempt all.
New Mercerized Taffeta Checks at 2oc per yard.
Wool and Mohair Dress Goods, in Gray, Brown,
Green, Navy, Fancy Mixtures, Checks and Stripes.
New Dress Linens in
New White Mercerized Shirt Waist Goods
New assortment embroidered waist patterns
New veluets, collars and belts.
Remember we give 5 percent discount on
ali Cash Purchases.
Highest Price for Country Produce.
P L. MILLER
When you hear, Frederick
'. Warde you have the satisf. cion
of knowing to a -., certainty - that
r you have heard the very tv st
talent there is on the stage His
is the standard of perfection,
and while you are being en ter
tained by his superb delivery
v and engaging manner, you are
J being educated in what is the
. highest type of dramatic art. and
literature. Can you affo.d to
miss seeing him next Friday