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TUESDAY EVENING APRIL 24, J 906.
IN BEN! ON AGAIN.
But Only Passed Through
Creffield, the Monger
; More Rollerism.
Creffield, tfcescoundrel who poses
as a saint, passed through Benton
county Saturday, and followed by
some of his former victims, is again
up to his old tricks in a camp near
"Waldport. This time he is palm
ine himself off on his foolish fol
lowers as Jesus Christ risen from
the dead, his resurrection having
been his emergence from the state
penitentiary. Some of his follow
ers are said to accept him as the
risen Christ. -
Creffield's trip through Benton
was by private conveyance from
Airlie, Polk county, to Wren, Ben
ton county. At the latter station,
he took the Corvallis & Eastern for
Yaquina, where, on arrival, he took
a small boat and crossed the bay,
journeying via South Beach to
Waldport. Near the latter place,
a camp, according to all accounts,
is to be established, and a' revelry
in rollerism be carried on after the
manner of a similar ' camp ' main
tained by Cfeffield and his follow
ers up the Willamette a Couple' of
years ago. Creffield was accom
panied on his trip through Benton
by his wife. She was divorced
from him last year but they were
re-marrled at Seattle several weeks
ago. At Airlie when Creffield
sought a private conveyance to get
to Wren, he was told that he could
go by train for $3 and it would cost
$6 by team. He said he preferred
to travel by team. At Wren, he
alighted and went into a grove
near the station. He was then at
tired in rough clothes, but when he
emerged to enter the train he was
neatly arrayed. It is surmised
that the old clothing was a disguise.
His avoidance of Corvallis is no
surprise. His didos are not re
garded in this vicinity with favor.
It was here on a lovely autumn eve
that he was tarred and feathered.
Creffield was released from the
penitentiary last December. He
went to Sacramento, thence to San
Jose and other California points,
and finally landed at Seattle. It is
supposed that from the day of his
release, he began a clandestine cor
respondence with former victims in
this city. His letters went to the
Seely girls in Oregon City, by
whom they were remailed to per
sons in Corvallis. In February
" their effects began to be apparent
in new, though slight manifesta
tions of rollerism. Suspicions
aroused by the manifestations led
to a discovery of the clandestine
correspondence. Six or eight of
his former followers are with Cref
field, some having preceded him to
the Waldport headquarters. Not
all of his disciples of other days
have returned to him. None of
them have shown the violent mani
festations of two years ago. That
development is perhaps to be a
leatureofthe near future Mrs.
Hartley and daughter attempted to
join Creffield on the trip to Yaquina
Saturday, but an incident happen
ed to prevent. Mr. Hartley dis
covered their disappearance in time
to catch the irain on which they
took passage. At "Blodgett the
wife and daughter, left the train
unobserved. They took lodgings
at a farm house in the vi:inity.
The next morning when the family
arose, the guests were gone. A
half dollar on the table was evid
ence that their departure was stud
ied and that flight was the motive.
Mr. Hartley went on to Newport
and at last accounts was uninformed
as to the whereabouts of his missing
AS OTHERS SEE IT..
Sawmill Injunctions When a Pure Water Supply is In
volved Oregonian Says Such Injunctions Should
be Dissolved. .
- Portland Oreeonian - ... i .;.
The Oregonian has taken occasion several times, when referring
to the almost desperate situation at Eugene, on account of the
great prevalence of typhoid in that city in recent months, to speak
of a pure water supply as the only guarantee of safety for the stud
ents of a college town. A location for a college may be an ideal
"ne from the standpoint of natural beauty, pure air and moral sur
roundings. But if it has not, and for any reason cannot have, a
ure water supply, it is unfit for the site of a large educational in
stitution. , Eugene could have a supply of water from the moun
tains abundant and pure as that of any city in the state if funds were
available or could be secured to tap a mountain stream some miles
away, near its source, and pipe the water into the city mains. It is
no reproach to the citizens of Eugene that they cannot do this, but
their inability to do this is the disability against which the State
Universtty labors in its earnest and praiseworthy educational effort.
This disability was for some reason overlooked by the founders of
the University, and more surprising still it continues to be over-
i. looked by the legislature. The experience of the present yar at i.
Eugene has been especially unfortunate, "boiled water having been
the order to students for many months, and, typhoid fever cases,
notwithstanding this precaution, running up into the hundreds
Corvallis, the seat of the State Agricuitural College, is similar
ly situated, though the citizens and students there have thus far
been more fortunate than has been the case at Eugene. Taking
warning by the experience of the latter city and adding thereto some
experience of its own, Corvallis has undertaken, according to the
statement made by one of its citizeus, "by straining its credit and.
spending $75,000, to supply the 700 students of the' college with
water from far up the side of Mary's Peak from a stream of . limpid
purity." -This effort is being hindered by an attempt to hold up
the work by injunctions. It seems that the owners of - two small
sawmills, one of which, according to this correspondent, has not
been in operation for several years, having absolutely no timber to
feed upon, and the other being but seldon. in operation, claim the
water of this, stream and set their relatively trifling personal inter
ests up agalnat the effort to obtain the needed . supply of pure water
fori the college and town."- The case-as represented is a remarkable
instance of an attempt to set up private welfare against the public
benefit. - The simple fact is that Corvallis must ; have a pure water
supply or be guilty of a grave offense in urging students to come
r there. The good of the whole is greater than that of any unit. This
being an acknowledged tenet of law and a passport to public safety,
it may be hoped that the injunctions may speedily be dissolved and
the work of supplying pure water to the Agricultural College and
the town of Corvallis-be allowed to proceed. , ;
NEW INQUIRY MADE.
into Quinlan-McCully Matter
at the State College Inspec
There has been a second inves
tigation of the Quinlan McCully
case at the State College. It took
place yesterday, and Major Dick
man, 13th cavalry, U. S. A-, made
the inquiry.. He is on a tour of
the country, making the annual
inspection of military colleges. He
came to OAC to inspect the cadet
regiment, and incidentally he made
the investigation into the other
matter, whioh was recently referred
to him by the war department. "I
have been instructed to inquire into
the case of Lieutenant Quinlan,"
he said to the Times, "and I shall
make a report on the subject."
What his report will be. of course
nobody knows. "The war depart
ment will have to have the first
swoop on that bit of news," he
said when interrogated on the sub
ject. The it, spec' ion of the cadet regi
ment occurred yesterd?y afternoon,
and was witnessed by many persons.
The presence of the crowd, the mu
sic by the band, the commands of
the officers' and the evolutions of
tke men gave the occasion a gala
character. The regiment presented
a very fine appearance.
Major Dickman was in Palace
hotel when the late earthquake oc
curred in San Francisco. He reached
the street in his night suit. When
he found to his surprise that the
building was still standing, he went
back and donned his uniform. That
was all he saved. Fortunately his
trunk was at Fort Mason, and for
tunatelv. too, he had just drawn
from the bank enough money to
pay his expenses for the rest of the
trip. He is stationed at the War
College, Washington, D. C. He
left today for Pullman and Moscow.
Miss Edna Irvine of this city,
left Portland Sunday night in com
pany -with Rose Ey tinge with
whom she will continue her studies
ia New York City. .
A dispatch in today's Oregon
lan announces the re-appointment
to a third term or B. W. Johnson
as postmaster of Corvaliis. Of in
terest in connection with the ap
pointment is that the government
on its own motion recently wrote
Senator Fulton suggesting re-ap
pointtnent of Mr. Johnson because
of satisfactory service. A belter
tribute to an official could not be
paid. The new term begins June
3th, which date will complete
eight years of service for Mr. Johnson.
Small bay mare, weighing about
900 to 1,000 pounds, one white
foot, came to my ranch three weeks
ago. Owner please call and secure
Lyceuin Lecture Course.
The last attraction of the course
on Friday evening, "The World's
Ma&ei?E&ee" by the Rev. Elwin
l-raise Ph. D. of Port-
Se.atfcjHay; ba&rsaryed Wednes
day morning at Graham & Worth-
-bsV TMsaiiiCilPtfeuSbftfcd by
Hi 6YL ascrfq IbH
uoderwear at the Ba'
English Shire Stallion.
Imported English Shire stallion
7972 Southill Ranger 18366 will
make the season of 1906 as follows:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurs
days at Abbott barn Corvallis, Fri
days and Saturdays -at Monroe and
Mondays at Watkin's place, 12
miles south of Corvallis.
Southill Ranger is a beautiful
dark dapple bay, 17 1-4 hands high
and weighs 2150 pounds.
Terms: $20 to insure with foal or
$25 -to insure a living colt.
W. C. Belknap,
Albany Democrat: This is a
fast age. The Democrat has re-ccived-irom
an advertising agency
in Chicago copy for an advertise
ment mailed the day after the earth
quake, which reads: "The Com
plete Story of (he great San Fran
cisco Earthquake, written by eye
witnesses, complete set of actual
photographs, big book, best terms,
big money, agents already taking
from fifteen to forty orders a day."
The East Willamette Associ
ation of Congregational churches
will convene with the Albany Con
gregational church, on Thursday of
this week. Mrs. Martha Burnett,
Mrs. Frederic Berchtold, Miss Ed
na Allen, Miss Nancy Campbell,
Mrs. Edward F. Green, will repre
sent the First church of Corvallis.
Mrs. M. K." Bohannon and Mrs.
Mary Lowell will represent the Ply
mouth church in the Association.
"Aunt Jerusha's Quilting par
ty" is the name of a play given in
Bellefountiin Hall April 27 by the
Ladies Aid Society, to be followed
by a Shadow Social. Caste: Jeru
sha Dow, Mrs. Bristow; Hepsebah
oooner, Mrs. Tuarp; Hannah Pike,
Mrs. Starr; Joe Hines' widow, Mrs.
Martna inarp; Kacnet Uray, a
Quakeress, Miss Bertha Edwards;
Patience Peabody, an old maid, Mrs.
Nichols; Mrs. Phinian Stubbs, gos
sip, Mrs. Humphrey; Lucilla Tom-
kins, lecturer, Miss Lizzie Palmer;
Charity Cooper, an old maid, Mrs.
Hall; Mrs. Deacon Simpkins, Mrs.
J. H. Edward; Mrs. Aaron Clyde,
Mrs. Waltz; Phebe Miranda Clyde,
Mrs. Mack; John Dow, Mr. Starr;
Deacon Simpkins, Mr. Edwards;
Preacher Lovejoy, Vernon Gragg.
Admission 25 cents, to apply .on
price of basket. Children over 10,
half price. Ladies bringing bas
kets admitted free. .
Whereas, the secretary of state of the
stale ot Oregon, has notified me in writ
inn that pursuant to the provisions of an
act entitled "An Act making effective
the initiative and referendum provisions
of Section 1 of Article IV of the Constitu
tion of the state of Oregon, and regulat
ing elections thereunder, and providing
penalties, for violations of pro
visions Tof" this act,"- - approved
February- 24, 1903, the Oregon
State Grange duly filed in this office on
February 3d, 1906, an initiative petition
containing 7,648 signatures properly at
tached to a copy of said measure, certi
fied in accordance with law, demandiug
tbbt a proposed law, the title, tenor and
effect of which is hereinafter particulry
set forth, si all be submitted to the ligal
voters of the stale of Oregon for their ap
proval or rejection at the general election
to be held in said state 00 the 4th day of
June, being the first Monday in June,
1906. - .1 '
Now. therefore. I. George E. Chamber
lain, governor of the state of Oregon, in
obedience to the provisions of sa:d act
hereinbefore first mentioned, do hereby
make and issue this proclamation to the
people of the state of Oregon, announc-
nqr that the said Oregon Grange has hied
said initiative petition with the requisite
number of signatures thereto - attached
demanding that there shall be submitted
to the legal yoters of the state of Oregon
for their approval or rejection at the reg
ular election to be held on the 4th day
of June, 1906, said day being the first
Monday in aid month, a bill to propose
by initiative petition a bill entitled "A bill
to propose by initiative petition a law to
provide additional revenue tor state pur
poses? -to levy a license on toe gross
earnings ot sleeping car companies, .Re
frigerator car companies and Oil compa
nies: defining a Sleeping car company, a
Refrigerator car company and an Oilcom
pany within the meaning- of this act; de
lining the manner of ascertaining the a-
mount ot sucn cross receipts., proviaing
a penalty for violating the provisions of
this act," the teuor and effect ot which
in brief is: . .. :.
First. ;To require every Sleeping car
company, Kefrigerator car company and
Oil company to pay in addition to taxes
now provided for by law, a license of three
per centum upon the gross earnings of
such companies,' annually; to the treasur
er of the state. - '..
Second.. To particularly, define each
of said companies - included within - the
terms of said act ; ' v " i - --
Third. : To provide the manner of as
certaining the amount of such gross re
ceipts by requiring the proper officers of
such companies, as particularly mention
tioned in said -bill,' to tiansmit to the
state treasurer on or before . the 1st day
of March of each year a statement nnder
oath of the gross receipts of such compa
nies from business transacted within the
state during the preceding year' ending
December 31st, and giving in such state
ment information as to the name of the
firm, company, business or corporation;
the nature of the business transacted by
it; the location of its principal office and
under what laws it is organized, and
whom, if any one, it represents, and in
certain cases provided by the bill whose
wares it handles; the name, address and
place of residence of the proprietor, chief
orhcer or managing agent 01 the business
or company in the state of Oregon; a de
tailed statement of the real estate owned
by the firm or company in the state of
Orpgon, where situated and the value
thereof as assessed for taxation.
Fourth. To provide for the payment
of ten per centum additional to said li
cense fees in case of a failure to make the
statement or to pay the license required
to be made or paid by the terms of said
act, and to provide the method of collec
Fifth. To provide that if any officer of
any company or corporation or otherper-
sou mentioned la said bill shall tail, re
fuse or neglect to make and file the an
nual statement therein required to be
made for thirty days after the let day of
March in each year, on conviction there
of he shall be punished by a fine of not
less than 500.00 nor more than $1,000,
or by imprisonment in the county jail
not less than thirty days nor more than
six months, or by both fine and impris
onment in the discretion of the court, and
making it the duty ot the district attor
ney of the proper judicial district to com
mence and prosecuta for violations of
said bill in any oourt of competent juris
diction an action at law to enforce said
Done at the capitol-at Salem, this 2Sth
day 01 February, A. U., 190(5.
(Signed) GEO. E. CHAMBERLAIN.
(Signed) F. I. DUNBAR,
Secretary of State.
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. AH are invited.
White side oats
Inoculated Red Clover, Alsike,
Alfalfa, Rape, Speltz, White clover
and Artichokes. Land 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.
Spring Styles lor Young Hen.
gsSff MKErts CHICAGO
Remember we are goieg out of ready to wear Clothing.
Every Suit in the house a bargain.
Distilled water used in Camp
bell's Soda fountain.
Oak wood, stove lengths,
at Saw Mill Co.
Sawnvll 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, tci'l, and outbuildiugs 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
. OTIS SKIPTON.
tf. 309, Second St., Portland, Or.
We have a very nice assortment
of Dining Chairs and Rockers,
Don't allow the choicest bargains
to slip away before buying. Come
- in today and look them over. A
mong our second hand goods we
have the following, some of which
may be just what you are looking
for, Saws, Axes, Safes, Cupboards
Tables, Jars, Couches, Ice Cream
Freezers, Ladies Bicycles, Barrel
. Churns, Grindstones and Sickle
Buy early as there's a bargain in these goods.
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. . .
Hodes' Grocery, Io3E
Times Job office for the
BEST OF PRINTING.
Anything from a calling card to
a one-sheet poster. Color work