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IRIDAY EVENING APRIL 20, J 906.
Tn Tnesdav's Times the health
committee of the city council called
tTip oeonle of Corvallis to
"t r - - j.
drink boiled water and to clean up
their premises in the effort to keep
off. if possible, a tyhpoid fever
scourge, sucn as Deieii .cugene. iu
another column of the same paper,
appeared the information that Dr.
Farra and J. E. Henkle have
brought legal proceedings to delay
construction and operation of the
mountain water system. That it
is delay, and not simple just ice that
is sought in the injunction suits, is
evidenced by the fact that both the
litigants have a full remedy for any
injury they may sustain in a suit in
the courts for damages. If Dr.
Farra' s mill on Greasy suffers loss
of water power by reason of the
effort of the people of Corvallis
to bring to their homes, to their
children and to the college stud
ents gathered here from all over
..Oregon,, full, compensation for that
loss is available to the owner in
such damages as a court of justice
after hearing proof as to the amount
of that loss, would give him. Ex
actly the same is true of Henkle's
sawmill, and there is no power on
earth to orevent Mr. Henkle from
getting full redress in the courts
through a suit tor damages, it, as
he claims the new water system
will take away a part of the water
power used at his mill. Dr. Far
ra and Mr. Henkle could go . into
court, take their witnesses to prove
the extent to which they are act
tially damaged and a jury of their
neighbors and fellow citizens would
be very sure to eive them the
damages to which they are entitled
That there is entire protection
and complete safety for the rights
of both of these mill owners in
such a course, their attorneys
know. The fact that - instead of
seeking through the law compen
sation for such loss as they may
sustain, they resort to injunctions,
.makes it perfectly clear that it is
not justice, but delay that is de
sired. The injunctions are no nec
essary step nor a part of a plan for
getting remuneration for any loss
sustained by either plaintiff. It
is an equity proceeding while a
damage suit would be an action at
law. The iujunction is a technic
al means of preventing the city for
an indefiuite period from using the
water of Rock Creek for domestic
and other purposes in Corvallis.
Instead of helping both sides to
find what loss either mill owner
will sustain, it is a means to delay
the ascertaining of that loss and of
what the mill owners should - be
paid as a result of it. It is a step
taken solely and only to obstruct
completion and operation of the
new water system, a system in
which, under the peculiar circum
stances of the present, in which
people are being called upon to
drink'only boiled water, Corval
N lisites are deeply and most earnest
These injunctions are the char
acter of proceeding that tends to
bring courts and lawyers into dis
repute. . Three thousand people
are waiting for a pure water sup
ply. They are spending an im
mense sum of money to procure it.
Their present source of supply is
the sewer for Eugene where a ty
phoid epidemic has flourished, and
into which there must be a con
stant flow of countless myriads of
tpphoid germs. Eugene's own
epidemic was consequent from a
faulty water system filled with
declared to be the spawning grounds
of typhoid microbes, and those in
the Corvallis system have pumped
into them daily the water that re
ceives Eugene's . sewage. There
have been and now are more cases
of typhoid fever in Corvallis than
in and preceeding dozen years. The
menace of the hour is everywhere
and to everybody apparent, 'and
that is why there is haste for this
new water system and its water
from the rocky mountain stream. '
But, here is two inconsequential
saw mills. One has no timber. It
saws no lumber. It has no busi
ness. It utilizes no water power,
or if any but an infinitesimally
small amount that the city water
system would interfere with. In
the case or the other mill, there is
a somewhat better claim for damages
but even the extreme of this is set
by the owner at $2,000, a sum that
Corvallts could quickly pay if a
court and jury set that amount as
just. Between the lawyers and
the owners of these two mills it is
agreed, not to seek in the courts
simple recompense for what may
be just in damages, but to resort to
injunctions and hold up the enter
holding from the people of
lis, the undefiled water supply for
which they are waiting, and which
the doctors, science and enligbt-
ment tell them they ought to have.
Iaw and courts, ought to be free
from devices by which justice can
be postponed by subterfuge and
people held indefinitely out of their
rights by a shyster's trick.
WASHING MACHINE FACTORY
THE BATTLE RAGING.
The Twentieth Century Machine to he
Made in Corvallis. '
Recently S. P. Hunt of Corvallis
bought the state right to manufac
ture and sell the Twentieth Century
Washing Machine. Later he sold
to Albert Kemp a half interest in his
right. Together these gentlemen
are preparing to manufacture the
washer on rather an extensive scale.
They are located in the old Gazette
building on Second street and there
they are installing such machinerv
as is necessary for the purpose.
Mr. Hunt goes to Portland the
first of next week to arrange for the
manufacture of such castings as are
required for the machine, but all
other parts are to be made here.
Through advertisements in the
magazines ana demonstrations
to utilize the courts for with- which have been made at various
Corval- times in this locality, the public has
a very favorable impression of the
machine. By atmospheric pressure
water is forced through the clothes,
both by pressure and suction, the
operation being actuated by a rota
ry gearing. The principle of forc
ing water through the clothes is
generally believed to be -the correct
one, and the best washer is the one
wmcn accompnsnes mis wiin me
least effort. Messrs Hunt and
Kemp believe that their washer is
more easily operated than any oth
er and feel that their claim to hav
ing the best machine on the market
is fully justified. . '
SAN FRANCISCO IS DOOMED.
Ravages of Fire Continue With no
Hope of Arresting the
According to the latest news all
efforts to check the spread of the
flames at Van Ness avenue by blow
ing up a mile of buildings on the
eastside of Van Ness avenue have
The fire has spread across the
thoroughfare and from present in
dications the entire western addi
tion which contains the homes of
San Francisco's millionaires and
people of the wealthier class.
The destruction of the western
addition of the city practically com
pietes tne wort 01 tne ravaging
names and marks the devastation
of the entire city.
The people of San Francisco
having been almost without food
and sleep for two days are becom
ing desperate from hunger, thirst
and exhaustion. They swarm the
streets, mobbing bread wagons and
bakeries, drink out of mud puddles,
and are only restrained from enter
ing buildings by use of arms by the
Tens of thousands are camped
along the beach with their belong
ings while other tens thousands
have swarmed across to Oakland
and devoured the few supplies in
A San Francisco dispatch dated
late last evening says that in this
time of direst calamity and suffer
ing the hearts of San Erancisco's
stricken thousands, overwhelmed
and benumed by the horror of the
events of the past 36 hours, are fill
ed to overflowing with gratitude
for the instant response of the citi
zens of sister cities in this and oth
er states to the appeal of the ruined
metropolis for assistance.
The contribution of congress is
IN CASE OF FIRE.
Commendable Precaution Tak
en at Corvallis Public
Ii the west public school build
ing a fire system is maintained, and
from time to time in the past,
pupils have been required to file
rapidly out of the building in an or
derly manner. Heretofore teach
ers and pupils or teachers alone,
have known when the fire alarm
was to be sounded, and results have
been satisfactory. Wednesday
School Directors Lilly and Hout
had some matters to look after in
the school house basement. School
was in session and it occurred to
the directors that a real alarm, so
far as teachers and pupils were con
cerned would meet the requirements
of the time. Accordingly the di
rectors stationed themsel ve 5 on stair
ways for the purpose of preventing
accidents if any threatened and the
janitor turned on the alarm In a
space of time which was a veritable
surprise to the members of the
board, the building was emptied of
its hundreds of pupils without the
least disorder. Betore the pupils of
the second floor reached the foot of
the stairways, those of the lower
rooms were upon the outer walks.
In five minutes from the time the
alarm was given, all pupils were
again seated at their books. The
success of the experiment was a
source of great pleasure to the di
rectors, and it should be a source of
satisfaction to parents.
Lecture by Dr. House.
"The' World's Master Piece" a
lecture by Rev. Elwin I,. House,
D. D., of Portland, Lyceum Lec
ture Course and the last attraction
of the series, Corvallis Opera house
Friday evening, April 27.
Season ticket holders can obtain
reserved teats beginning Wednes
day the 25th at Graham & Worth-
am s drug store. Reserved seats
75 cents, general admission 50 cents,
children 25 cents.
Thus lecture will be illustrated by
the use of a powerful electric stere
opticon and especially obtained
slides and pictures.
Stockholders ot Corvallis Indepen
dent Telephone Co.
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Corvallis Independent Tele
phone Company will be held at the
office of the company in Zierolf
building in Corvallis, Oregon, on
Wednesday, the oth day of May,
1906, at the hour of eight o'clock
in the evening of said day for the
purpose of electing directors for the
ensuing year, and the transaction
of such other business as may le
gaily come before the meeting.
Robert Johnson, secretary.
April 6, 1906.
Monroe Camp of Modern Wood
men of America is planning a picnic
to be given under their auspices at
the Monroe picnic grounds on Sat
urday June 9th. All are invited.
Mrs. G. A. Peterson who has
been a great sufferer for the past
three years with ulcer of the
stomach, died Monday, April 16,
at noon t the family home on
Beaver Creek. Everything that
medicine could do was apparently
done for the sufferer. A trip to
Portland two years ago and treat
ment there by an X-Ray specialist
Mrs. Peterson was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Starr of
Inavale, and was a little more than
34 years of age. She leaves five
little ones, the oldest, a girl of 15,
and the youngest a boy two and
half years. A loving christian lady,
an adored wife and the kindest of
mothers has a reward in heaven.
Clara E. Peterson was united in
marriage to Grove A. Peterson in
Corvallis, Jan. 16, 1890. The
funeral closed Wednesday.
Nominating Election Day 1
Numerous Contests are on
in G. O. P. Camps.
As the Times goes to press the
nominating election is on. The
voting began at twelve o'clock noon
and is to continue until seven this
evening. There is much interest
among the republicans and workers
are now busy in the four Corvallis
precincts. The main struggle is
over the senatorship in which there
is a warm contest, with claims of
victory by both sides..
The appearance Wednesday
throuhg the mails of an anonymoi s
folder directing ridicule at E. H.
Belknap's candidacy for senator is
an incident of the senatorial battle,
and one that unquestionably adds
more or less to the peppery char
acter of the contest. According to
the statements of persons from var
ious parts of the county, it is ap
parent that practically every voter
is the recipient of one of the pamph
lets. What the effect will be, if
any, is a topic more or less discuss
ed. Some say it will make votes
for Belknap, and others contend
that it will aid Johnson. As it is
not fathered by anybody, the
probability is that'll will not have
appreciable effect either way.
There are also strong, contests
for various other offices on the re
publican ticket, both state and
county. There is a warm fight fcr
representative, a similar one fcr
county judge, and a still hotter one
for commissioner, for which Wil
liam Jolly and ueorge smith are
pitted against each other. There is
understood to be as much feeling
under the surface in the latter fight
as on any other office. Whether
true or not, friends on both sides
make charges of un fairness. Th
recordersmp also presents a quiet
contest with the friends of J, W
Crawford expressing considerable
confidence that Newton will be de
In the case of the state and con
gressional candid? tes, the republic
ans have also several contests. The
struggle between the supporters of
Huston and Hawley is character
ized by more or less bitterness.
Huston has been very personal in
his campaign against the Benton
county man, alleging Jfirst that Mr.
Hawley was a preacher, and after
that, allowing his friends to cir
culate the statement that Hawley
was once violently insane. Some
say Huston's personalities will re
act and make votes for Hawley,
while others take a contrary view.
A sample of the bitterness of the
fight is seen in the following brief
editorial note in the Salem States
man, which is supporting Hawley:
'S. B. Huston has conducted a
contemptible campaign for the
nomination for congress. The
First Oregon district does not want
a man of his kidney for represen
tative at Washington. And will
In view of the character of Hus
ton's campaign, there are many of
his friends who would be justified
on account of it, in refusing to sup
port the Washington county man
in case of his nomination,
There is even a spirited contest
among the G. O. P. brethren
for committeeman in one of the
Corvallis precincts. The candidates
for the place are S. L. Kline and
John Allen, and considerable at
tention is being paid by the friends
of each in aiding their favorite to
land the place.
The whole matter is more or less
of a diversion to the Great Un
washed clans, for, having no " con
tests in their own party, they watch
the battle of their ' opponents as
Sjfiil Styles lor Young Hen.
Following is the claims of super
visors filed for 1st quarter, 1906.
H. M. Fleming Sup. Dist. 2 $13 75
John Price , " " 7 1000
W. M. Clark " " 5 00
A. Cadwalader " " 9 15 00
J. R. Fehler " "n 11 25
A. M. Gray . 22 5 00
Unless objections are filed to al
lowance of above accounts, the
County Court will allow same at
the May term of said court, 1906.
Published by order of County
Victor P, Moses,
Dated April 18, 1906.
Inoculated Red Clover, Alsike,
Alfalfa, Rape, Speltz, White clover
and Artichokes. Lani plaster
which will double the yield. See
seed at Welcher & Gray's store.
I now have the 80 tons of vetch
seed in sight for May shipment. I
am now ready to contract 40 tons
more to be shipped not later than
Sept. 15. All who wish to sell
early let me hear from you at once,
will load from Corvallis if can make
up the amount at once, if not can
get seed in Linn county.
I have just received a shipment
of pure bred sugar beet seed from
"Yours for business,
L. L. Brooks.
Oak wood, stove lengths.
, at Saw Mill Co.
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. House
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, worth $3,000, will take $1,500 if
taken soon. Call on or address
tf. 309, Second St., Portland, Or.
Remember we e goicg out of ready to wear Clothing.
Evpry Suit in the house a bargain.
In The Spring Time
In the balmy days of spring when the time for gen
eral house cleaning arrives there is always something
needed in the line of
furniture, Wall Paper
Garpet, Matting Etc,
We cannot in en t'on in detail all we have, but here
a few window shades, curtain poles, hat hooks, clothes
racks, towel holders, dnstere, whitewash brushes, wisp
brooms, bamboo, good?, comb cases, portiere, rugs, shelf
brackets, carpet tacks, chair seats, stands, picture hooks,
room moulding, lamp and lamp burners. Have you ex
amined our new CARPETS and MATTING, it will pay
you to call expressly for that purpose.
Large Line Go-Carts.
New Line Couches.
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.
Times Job office for the
BEST OF PRINTING.
Anything from a calling card to
a one-sheet poster. Color work