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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1906)
TRIDAY EVENING SEPT. 21, J906.
ABOUT COUNTY POOR FARMS.
"What the Order of the Late Court was
in Benton Linn County's Exper
ience with a Farm.
The Oregonian has commented
on the poor farm in Linn county.
It says: "Linn county hired a
superintendent to run its poor faim
and tried to get some work out of
the iHmates of the poor house, but
the plan was unprofitable, and will
be abandoned. The county auth
orities figure that it will be cheaper
to pay board for the poor. There
will be few farms, poor or other
wise that will be profitable under
the management ot hired superin
tendents, especially if politics some
times has an influence in the hiring
of the superintendent . A farm
needs a farmer more than a super
intendent." As the Oregonian says, a poor
farm to be conducted by a super
intendent hired by the county for
political reasons would undoubted
ly be a failure. Investigation
along that line by the Watters ad
ministration of the Benton county
court showed the superintendent
plan had failed everywhere it had
been tried. On that account in
buying the farm for Benton, Mr.
Watters and his colleagues express
ly ordered that no superintendent
be hired, but that the farm and the
keeping of the poor be awarded by
bid. That is, it was planned to
rent the farm, just as any other
farm is rented for whatever it
would bring, the sum to be applied
toward the keeping of paupers, the
cost of which would be reduced by
the amount of the rent for the farm.
The April grand jury originated
and recommended the plan in a
report recently printed in the
Times. The order made when the
poor farm was bought is as follows:
In the matter of the purchase of
a county poor farm: This matter
coming on for hearing upon the
recommendation of the grand jury,
and the court after careful consid
eration of the same, finds: That it
would be to the best interests of all
concerned that the county poor .be
kept at some convenient place
within a few miles of the city of
Corvallis, thereby enabling the
court to at all times be in touch
with the care and treatment of said
poor; that in all probability land
can be purchased at as low a figure
today 9S at any future time; that it
would be to the bet interests of
tbe county as well as the said poor
that the county purchase a suitable
tract of land so located as to be con
venient to Corvallis and suitable
for said purposes, and erect or
cause to be erected suitable build
ings for the proper care of the poor;
THAT IT WOULU NOT BE TO THE
BEST INTERESTS OF SAID COUNTY
TO HIRE A SUPERINTENDENT OF
SAID farm or to furnish said farm
with any tools or machinery of any
kind, or to furnish said buildings
with furniture of any kind whatso-.
everj but after having provided said
farm with necessary buildings for
the proper care of the inmates
thereof, that. the county court
LET BY BID THE RENTAL OF FARM
PER YEAR TOGETHER WITH THE
CARE OF ITS POOR AT SO MUCH
Therefore, after having care
fully considered all of said matters,
and believing said findings if car
ried out to be to the best interests
of the connty, as well as the coun
ty poor, it is ordered that we pur
chase, etc, etc"
AS IN THE UNITED STATES.
Two Chinamen who go to Law Like
Americans do it A Debt the
A lawsuit in which two Chinese
are the principals is an incident of
the Corvallis high courts. The
plaintiff is Chan Lee, a person more
or less of a stranger in Corvallis.,
The defendant is . Charley Moey,
the accomplished cook at the Hotel
Corvallis, whose handicraft" in
cookery is the marvel of all who
dine at that popular hostelry.
Chan Lee says Prof. Moey owes
him $30. He avows that he loan
ed that sum to the professor. The
professor, on the contrary, who in
private conversation affects high
bred English, is vehement in denial
of the debt. He says he doesn't
owe it. He declares he never did
owe Chan Lee $30 or any other
sum. "Why it is absurd,,' he in
sisted with uplifted hand, to Judge
Holgate, "I no ketch 'em money
from this man; I no sabbe; it is all
perfectly absurd," he concluded.
His wages, however, are under at
tachment, much to the concern of
Landlord Hammel who fears this
new Chinese war may cost him a
THE BEES STILL THERE.
In Rich Irwin' Favorite Chimney
Afraid to Smoke Them out
A swarm of bees that took pos
session of Rich Irwin's favorite
chimney in the early summer con
tinue to do business at the old
stand, notwithstanding the fact
that the owner shivers and longs
for a snug blaze in the family fire
place when the cool of the evening
settles down. The question of get
ting them out is still unsolved.
Billy Barclay built a fire under a
swarm in his chimney in the effort
to smoke the bees out but they
came down into the parlor and ran
Mr. Barclay out into the quietude
and sanctity of his barnyard, to
which he fled for safety. Warned
by this incident, Richard, if he
knows himself, doesn't propose to
touch off any inflammables in his
fireplace. John Bier was doing
some work in the mason line about
the Irwin mansion the other day,
and Richard tried to prevail on him
to look down the chimney and see
if any honey was in sight, but Mr.'
Bier shook his. head knowingly and
said, "not today, Mr. Irwin."
Mr. Irwin took Mr. Bier out to
the ranch and brought him back
again and to the great discomfort of
a party of wet friends he remarked
yesterday that he 'hauled out a
load of Bier and hauled it back
again but that he didn't drink any
of it." Meantime, with winter
coming on the democratic states
man from Southern Benton wants a
recipe for getting bees out of his
chimney. Who will tell him how?
MAKING LOTS OF MONEY.
Pickers in the Hop Yards They Fin
ish in the Main, Next Week
The estimate is that there will be
a week more of hoppicking. From
the middle to the latter part of next
week, most cf the yards will be
cleared up. It is expected that the
pickers will finish up the Hammel
yard across the river Tuesday or
Wednesday. The Porter .and the
Ireland yards are expected to be
through by the latter part of next
week. The weather, though warm
has been favorable for pickets, the
showers having made operations
more pleasant. The hot days have
not been so favorable for the hops
as milder weather would have been
the heat succeeding the showers
having accelerated a tendency to
lice and mould, though the condi
tion has not advanced iar enough to
injure the hops.
It is doubtful if pickers have ev
er had a more profitable a season.
One 19-year old boy in the Island
Home yard, owned by Oswald
West, has averaged more than $5
per day. Some of the swifter pick
ers in other yards have done as
well or better. Two dollars to
$2, 50 per day for women is a very
common days work. The estimate
is that the pickers of the valley
will earn $650,000 to $800,000 dur
ing the season which is an im
mense sum and one that will put
the pickers into the winter in good
shape, each of whom will earn from
$30 to more than $100, according
to the pace picked at.
THE CORVALLIS BUSINESS College
opened its Fall term on Tuesday of
this week with a good enrollment.
There will be both Day and Night
schools. The Night pchool will meet
on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
evenings of each week.
The E. B. U. Clerical Office at Port
land, conducted by President Richard
son assures every student graduate of
a good position as soon as prepared.
He had seven calls last week, for sten
ographers and bookkeepers, sending
Miss Phoebe Lamberson to Dallas.
Extending Summer Excursion Rates.
To Newport and Yaquina, which
to people wishing to enjoy Nature's
beauties, proves so popular. Sal
mon fishing in full blast!
The low round trip rates, season
and three day, in effect from ' all
points on the S. P. and C. & E.
railroads to Newport and Yaquina
during the summer, which have
proved so popular with the people
wishing to view the beauties of na
ture and regain health and strength
at that magnificent resort, have
been extended.from September 30th
to October 15th. Tickets will be
good for return at any time up to
and including Oct. 31st.
The months of September and
October are favorite ones at the
seaside, when the harvest and hop
picking is over and the finest sal
mon fishing in the Northwest will
be in full blast. Houses can be
rented cheaply and living expenses
are at a minimum. Ample hotel
accommodations for all at low rates.
Through baggage and ticket ar
rangements same as during the
summer will be in effect. Full in
formation on application to any S.
P. or C. & E agent.
TWO INNOCENT BOYS,
Like the Babes in the Woods How
Two Mean old Game Wardens
Dick Kiger walked about his
farm the other day, looking at the
broad acres, and planning for the
operations of the coming year.
Grant Elgin was with him, and to
gether they talked and walked,
and perhaps quoted poetry. It was
a lovely day, and one to tempt
them out where the birds were
singing, the bees humming and
the crickets sawing away on their
harps of a thousand strings, more or
Both thejboys chanced to have
shotguns, but neither ever thought
a moment of shooting anything.
Not for anything in the world
would either of them have consid
ered for a single moment the idea
of shooting any bird or thing of
that kind except pole cats or bears
or other dangerous varmint.
And it so happened that a dog
treked after them out in the field,
and without their knowledge or
consent and against their wills the
dog scented around in the fields and
sniffed and ran about until at last
it made a China pheasant fly up.
And all of a sudden, without
thinking what he was doing, and
forgetting that the close season
hadn't expired, and altogether
against their intentions and plans?
and without a single moment's
thought before he could stop, Dick
shot the bird.
It wasn't Dick's fault nor Grant's
at all, but the fool birds which had
no business to fly up that way and
frighten the boys and excite them.
And what makes the thing worse
is that the dog scared up another
pheasant the same way and Dick
became excited a second time and
without ever intending to do such
a thing, and trying with all his
might to remember not to do it,
Dick shot the bird.
But what is still worse, is that
with these boys trying to keep
the fool birds from getting shot by
them and with their intentions be
ing as pure and holy and as virgin
like as any intentions two hunters
ever had, two wicked game ward
ens came along, and they wouldn't
believe that the two nasty little
birds flew up and got shot them
selves by Dick in an unguarded
moment and at a time when both
Dick and Grant were laboring un
der great mental excitement, caused
and brought on by the predatory
and pusillanimous dog, which was
as much to blame as the birds for
the, accidents. .-'
To cap the climax of this unfor
tunate occurrence the game ward
ens took the boys prison rs, and
without respect for the gray hairs
and innocent intentions J of
the two boys, fined Dick $15. which
he paid and for which he doesn't
give a whoop. "
Rogoway's Second Hand Store.
WE MAKE a specialty of sheet music to
OAC students. N. A. Fisher.
Rogoway's Second Hand Store.
A VERY beautiful Ludwig piano, sold
by agents at $450, style R. to be had at
$325 at Fioher's music store.
CLOTHES CLEANED and pressed at
lowest prices one door soutii of mar
ble shop on Main street, .
Grand final Harvest and
Hoppicker's Excursion the last
of the season, from Detroit to
Newport and return will be
run by the
CORVALLIS & EASTERN RAILROAD
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 1906.
Salmon fishing, boating,
surf bathing and the meeting
of the Oregon Press Associa
tion will wind up the season's
attractions' P. season 01
three day tickets good on ex
Well Drilling. .
J. E. Sloper is prepared to sink wells
through quick sand and gravel. Rock
drilling a specialty. Inquire of J. R.
Smith & Co., or address J. E. Sloper,
Fall Opening and Fashion Exhibit
NEW STYLES IN
LADES' CLOAKS and FUR
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
We extend to all a most cordial invitation to attend our opening exhibit of the new
Fall Fashions in Lauies', Misses and Children's Tailor-Made Garments.
You will find this an especially interesting event. It marks the introduction of a
new fashion season with its pleasing array of new designs in dress for the fair sex.
grace. With all, they are reasonable in price in fact you
can save qoite a bit of money by buying your clothes ready
made, and most always have a nicer appearing garment.
The new styles are beautiful indeed. They have a newness, a fresh
ness and an air of dainty Stylishness that is fascinating to the fastidious
They are the sort of garments that add wonderfully to the charms
pends on style and fit and here is where "La Vogue" garments reach
We personally invite vou to call, to see this attractive display.
THE PEOPLES STORE
REDUCED - ".SUMMER EXCURSION
Newport, Yaquina Bay, Breitenbush
Hot Springs From All S. P. and
C & E. Points.
On and alter June 1, 1906, the Southern Pacific,
In connection with the Corvallis & Eastern rail
road, will have on sale round trip tickets from
points on their lines to Newport, Yaquina and
Detroit at low rates, good for return until Octo
ber 10, 1906.
Three-da; tickets to Newport and Yaquina,
good going Saturdays and returning Mondays,
are also ou sale from all East Side points, Port
land to Eugene, Inclusive, and from all West
side points, enabling people to visit their famil
ies and spend Sunday at tbe seaside.
Season tickets from all East Side points, Port
and to Eugene, inclusive, and from all Wes
Side points, are also on sale to Detroit at very
low rates, with stop-over privileges at Mill City
or any point East, enabling tourists to visit the
Santlam and Breitenbush Hot Springs In tbe
Cascade Mountains, which can be reached In
Season tickets good for return from all points
until Oct. 10. Three-day tickets good going Sat
urdays and returning Mondays only. Tickets
for Portland and vicinity good for return via.
the East or West Side. Tickets from Eugene
and vicinity will be good going via theLebanon
Sprlngfleld branch. Baggage on Newport tickets
checked through to Newport; on Yaquina tick
ets to Yaquina only. Sunday excursions to New
port on the O. & E. will begin June 10th or 17th
and run every Sunday thereafter, leaving Alba
ny at 7:30 a. m.; leaving Corvallis 8 a. m .
S. P. trains connect With theO. & E. at Albany
and Corvallis for Yaquina and Newport. Trains
on the C. & E. for Detroit will leave Albany at
7:30 a. m., enabling tourists to the Hot Springs
to reach there the same day. Trains from and
to Corvallis connect with all East Side trains on
Full information as to r ates, time tables, etc.,
can be obtained on application to J. C. Mayo
Gen. Pass. Agt. C & E. ., Albany; A. L. Craig,
G. P. A. S. P. Co., Portland, or ta any S. P. or 0.
&E. agent. "... 1
Bates from CorvaUU to Newport, $3.75;
To Yaquina, t3.25.
Three-day rate from Corvallis to Newport, tl.iO.
is trie Best
The First National Bank of Corval
lis, Oregon, transacts a general
conservative banking business.
Loans money on approved secu
rity. Drafts bought and sold and
money transferredto the principal
cities of the United States, Eu
rope and foreign countries.
Here are to be seen the most recent Parisian mods adapt
ed in stylish garments for the American women. T can
see the fashionable products of the most authorativ rea
tors of style in a variety of designs and prices.
The new 'La Vogue' Cloaks and Furs which we show are
a surprising revelation to nearly everybody. So much good
style and such neat appearing garments are not expected in
ready-to-wear garments. We selected them from the sam
ples of one of America's largest and best known tailoring
houses and had them made to our order.
We want you to see them. Only care
. fully selected durable cloths are used;
they are shapely cut, excellently tailored
neatly finished and fit with
Announcement to Young Men!
TL 7TEASURED by every standard, whether it be materials or work
A" manship, whether style or patterns our new Fall and Winter suits
and overcoats for Young Men prove their Superior worth prove that
they are the faultless productions of men who have made the designing
and making of high-class clothing their lifes study, and have been won
derfully successful in their attainments There is refinement in every
detail in the appropriateness of the color effects, in the fashioning of
the lapels, in the graceful back lines of the coats, and in the perfect set
of the trousers. In truth we are more than maintaining the very high
standard long ago attained in our lines of Young Men's High-grade
The arrival of extensive orders places our present stock in splen
did conditions, especially in the complete size assortments prices from
$12.50 to $25.00.
Comfort is a Necessity to Enjoyment,
When your eyes ache and your head pains you some
thing is wrong with your eyes. Perfect fitting glasses
are the correct remedy for all refractive deficiencies. Call
on R W. S. Pratt and have yout eyes examined and
a pair of glasses which will be scientifically correct.
N. B. Don't send away for duplicate lenses, bring in
your broken ones and have them replaced by one' which
is guaranteed to be right.
of woman's dress,