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Vol. XlX.-No. 3
CORVALLIS, OREGON. TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20. 1900.
In the Circuit Court ot the state of Oregon, for
J. W. Wkitsman. ' Plaintiff, 1
J. R. Rainwater and tncy Rainwater,
his wife; William Kaiowater and
Surah Italnwaier. his wile; Anna
Kling and Peter Kling, .her hus
band; Daniel Rainwater and Emma
Kalnwaler. his wife ; Kmraett Rain
water and Mary Rainwater, his wife;
Mary Clark and Merlon Clirk. ber
husband ; Anna Duley and Frank Iu
ley ber husband; Emma Laughhead
and 0. H. Laugbead, her husband ;
and Leo Cohen, Bessie Muller and
Paul Muller her husband, defendants.
To Bessie Muller, Emmett Rainwater, and
Mary Rainwater, his wife, the above named de
fendants: In the name ot the state nt Oregon, you and
each of you are hereby summoned and required
to appear and answer the complaint of the plain
tiff in the above entitled suit now on file with
the clerk of the above entitled court, on or be
fore the last day of the time prescribed in the
order for publication of this summons, herein
after referred to, to-wit, on or before November
23, 1906, and you are hereby notified that if you
fail so to appear and answer the said complaint
as herein required, for want thereof the plain
tiff will applv to the above entitled court for the
relief demanded in his said complaint, to-wit:
that he be decreed to be the owner In fee simple
of the following described real property, to-wit:
Beginning at the N W corner of the D. L. C, of
A. M. Rainwater. Not. No. 697, CI. 61 fc 39 in T.
11 S. R. 3 and 4 W., of Will. Mer., Benton county,
Oregon, and running thence S- 26.94 chains,
thence E. 12 27 chains, thence B. 88 deg., E. 3.10
chains, thesce U, 29.14 chains to the N. bounda
ry ot said claim, thence S. 82 deg. 15 mln. W.
along Said N. boundary to place of beginning,
containing 4:!. 20 acres, more or less, all in Ben
ton county. Oregon, save and except 13.18 acres
heretofore sold and conveyed to 9. E. Rainwater
oescrlbed as follows: Beginning at N W corner
of D. I. C. Not. 697, CI. 61 aud 39 T. 11 S. R. 3 and
4 W. Will. Mer., Benton county, Oregon, and
running thence N. 82 deg. 15 mm. E. along N.
boundary of said claim 10.10 chains, thence S.
to the N. boundary of W. V. & C. R. B. Co's right
ot way, thence westerly along said North
boundary to the west boundary of said claim
tbence N along said weft boundary to place of
beginning, containing 13.18 acres, more or less:
that the defendants be required to perfect the
title of said land by making, executing, ac
knowledging and delivering a deed thereto to
the plain till, or that in the event they fail so to
do that the decree ot said court shall operate In
lieu of such deed, and that plaintiff have his
costs and disbursements, and for general relief:
This summons Is published In The Corvallis
Times newspaper once a week, tor biz successive
and consecutive weeks, beginning with the Issue
ot October 12, 1906. and ending with the issue of
November 23, 1906, under and In pursuance of
the directions contained lu an order made by
the Hon E. Woodward, judge or tne couni;
rourt of Benton countv. state of Oreen. datei
October 11. 1906. Date of first publication hereof
is October 12, i06.
L. H. MONTANYE & E. E. WILSON,
Attorneys tor Waimiff.
Winter Rates To Yaquina Bay.
A low round trip rate of fe:5o from
Albany and $3 :2s from Corvallis and
Philomath to Yaquina has been put in
effect by tbe Corvalli9 & Eastern dur
ing the entire winter and spring, until
May 31, i9o7. Tickets good for return
63 days from date of sale. Splendid acc
ommodations for all. at low rates,
g Full information from G. & E. Agents
or Conductors, of J. C. -Mayo, Gen. Pass
A . t Albany. Tickets on sale daily.
E. E. WILSON,
A TTORNEY Al LA W.
In the Circuit Court of tbe State of Oregon for
Garrison Sheldon, plaintiff,
Ella W. Sheldon, defendant,
To Ella W. Sheldon, the above named defend
ant: In the name of the state of Oregon, you are
hereby summoned and required to appear and
. answer tbe complaint of the plaintiff in the
above entitled suit in the above entitled court
now on file in tbe office of the clerk of said
court, on or before tlx weeks fiom the day
ot tee nrst . publication nereoi, to-wit
on or before November 13, 1906, and
you are hereby notified that if you fall so to
appear and answer the said complaint as here
in required, for want thereof the Plaintiff will
apply to the above entitled court for the relief
demanded tn his said complaint, namely, for a
decree of divorce from the said delendant. for
ever dissolving the marriage contract existing
between the nlaintifl' and defendant, and for
such other further and different rule, order or
relief as to the couit may seem, proper.
Tbis summons is published in the Corvallis
Times newspaper once a week for six successive
and consecutive weeks, beginning with the issue
of said newspaper of October 2. 1906. and enclng
with the issue ef November 13, 1906, under and
In pursuance of the directions contained in an
order made by the Hon. E. Woodward, county
judge of Benio 1 county. Oregon, being the eoun
1 ty were the above entitled suit is pending in
ine aDove eatmed circuit court, dated Septem
ber 28, 1900. Tne date of the first publication
neieoi is ucioDer z, iyub.
E. E. WILSON,
- Attorney for Plaintiff.
B. R. Bryson,
Attorney At Law.
2 Daily Trains 2
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and the East.
2 Trainsi Daily 2
Denver, Lincoln, Omaha Kan
sas City St. Louis and East,
Four dally trains between Portland aid Seattle
Pullman First-class sleeping cars. Pullman
Tourist sleeping cars, Dlulng cars night and day,
Observation and Parlor cars.
The regular Yellowstone Park B,ute via. Liv
ingston aud Gardiner, Mont., the government
official entrance to the Park.
Park season June 1st to September 20th.
See Europe If yon will but see America first.
Start right. See Yellowstone National Park
Nature's greatest wonderland.
Wonderland Th9 famous Northern Pacific
book can be had tor the asking or six cents by
The Route of the "North Ooart Lsmited" the
Only Electric Lighted ModHrn Train from Port
land to the East.
The ticket office at Portland Is at 255 Morrison
street, corner Thirds A. D. Carlton, Assistant
. General Passenger Agent, Portland, Or.
I Quantity, Quality & Variety
Our store has never held such a line
in some of our Departments.
Received this week a big line of Mens' Clothing,
the quality higher than any of, our former buys.
These goods are good fitters and the price will be
.right. , , .. -; .
Our line of Men and Boys Shoes fill the department "
to overflow; you can always find in our shoe depart
ment all the latest novelties from two of the largest
factories in the United States.
We are receiving new goods every day and Jwill be
glad to have you call and inspect our store.
It will pay you to come in and see
ply. We carry a full line of New and Second-Hand Furniture.
Furniture, Stoves, Ranges
Crockery, Glassware and Graniteware. Watch Friday's
paper for Price.
Highest Market Price Paid for
Hides, Pelts and Furs.
North east Cor. 2nd and
New Goods, Latest Designs and
Our Fall Lines of Jewelry and Silverware are beginning to arrive and
will be tbe largest and most complete line ever shown in Corvallis.
"Swastikos," the Japanese lucky charm and the latest thing in the
novelty line, to be had in Fobs, Hat Pins, Lace Pins, Cuff Buttons and 0.
A. C. Pins of all kinds. Alarm Clocks $U Fountain Pens $1. At
E. W. S. PRATT'S The Jeweler and Optician.
New Sporting Goods Store.
A new and complete line consisting of
Bicycles, Guns, Ammunition.
Fishing Tackle, Base Ball Supplies,
Knives, Razors, Hammocks. Bicycle Saundries
In fact anything the sportsman need can
be. found, at my store
Bicycles and Guns for rent. General Repair Shop.
All Work Guaranteed.
Ind. Phone 126.
us before buying your winter sup
Money to Loan on all Kinds
Monroe Sts, Corvallis, Or.
WIFE .OF HOLY ROLLER
LEADER, DIES IN HER
CELL OF HEART
Girl Who Slew Her Brother Holds
Lifeless Form for Half an hour
in Her Arms, but Shows
; No Grief Other News.
I Seattle, Nov. 16. Mrs. Maud
.Creffield, held in the King county
'jail as an accomplice in tbe murdei
of George Mitchell, m the Union
station, July 12, died suddenly- in
ber cell at Il:i5 toDight. Although
it was suepected at first that the
woman committeed suicide, a search
of the jail by Sheriff Smith and
deputies failed to discover any ev
idence that ehe bad poisen in the
corcpartment she occupied.
t- Esther Mitchell, who shot her
brother, was in the same bed witb
Mrs.- Creffield when the latter was
stricken. Esther shed no teare
when she realized that the woman
who had been her accomplice in the
murder of ber brother, was dead
, For half an hour she clung to the
lifeless torm aod kissed the cold
lip&, but was not consumed with
grief and answered in a clear voice
all questions aeked of her.
Deputy Coroner S. F. Wiltsie be
lieves tbe woman died from heart
Mrs. Creffield was found insane
by a commission of three doctors
and Judge Frater had ordered her
deportation to the state or Oregon,
which had been ber home.
The county attorney had taken
an appeal to the supreme court, af
ter which, if he had won, he intend
ed to try her for the murder of
Portland, Nov. 18. Sanday Or-
eeonian: O. V. Hurt, father of
Mrs. Maud Hurt Creffield, who
died in prison at Seattle, arrived in
Portland last night from the family
home in Corvallis and will leave
for Seattle this morning to attend
the final disposition of his daugh
ter'e body. He is accompanied by
his daughter, Miss Mae Hurt,
Mr. Hurt was first lofoimed of
the death of Mrs. Creffield early
yeslerday morning by a telegram
from the sheriff of King county,
Washington, conveying the simple
announcement of ber death.
That Mrs. Creffield held the
thought that she might soon die,
however, is shown by tbe fact that
on last Sunday she asked of her
father and moiher, who were then
visiting her in tbe Seattle jail,
that if anything should happen to
her ehe should be buried beside ber
huebaod. In accordance with tbis
wish the body will be buried in Ss
Mr. Hurt said last night: "My
wife aod I visited Maud last week,
spending all of Saturday and Sun
day with ber. At that time she
seemed deepordant' and depressed,
due, I think, to the delay in the set
tlement of her deportation care be
fore tbe tupreme court. We all
bad expected it settled long before
now, and it is certain that it would
have been decided within a few
days. I do net thick, however, she
entertained any thought of suicide
although ehe did ask her mother
thui if anything did happen to
her that she be buried beside Cref
"I think she died from grief and
a broken heart. When Creffield
wai killed Maud felt that all her
life had been taken from her and
she thought eo until her death. She
told us repeatedly she had nothing
more to live for.
Maua tailed In bealtb consider
ably while confined in jail in fact
she dropped from 207 to 125 pound
in weight. ,
"I believe that if the courts had
rendered their decision before her
death and that she had been re
moved to tbe asylum, where she
would have had some degree of lib
erty andisomethinz to cccupy her
attention and keep her from brood
ing, ehe would be alive today.
"In accordance with her wishes,
we will bury her in Seattle, and the
interment will probably be odMod-
day. . ,. , . .,,
Seattle, Nov. 16. Tbe heavy
rainfall of Wednesday, 2.48 inches
in four hours, and ' tbe ' Chinook
wind which melted, the tecent freeh
nows in the Caacade mountains
coming simultaneously are the caus
es of the most disastrous, floods in
tbe history of the Puget Sound re
gion. The valleys of the White,
Cedar, Duwamish, Green, Stuck,
Black and Payallup rivers are un
der water, flooding 200 square miles
of territory. This includes practi
cally every acre of low-lying land
back of the eastern Bhorea of tbe
sound and extending from Seattle
toTacoma.' So far as known but
ve deaths directly attributable to
the floods have occurred north of
Stuck river. The property Iobb
will be heavy exceeding half a mil
All traffic over the Northern Pa
cific and Tacoma- Seattle Interur-
ban lines is at a standstill. A week
or more will be required to repair
the damage after tbe waters subside.
The damage done to the fields and
herds run into hundreds of thous
ands of dollars; To tbe north tbe
Skagit river is on a rampage and
railroad traffic in that direction is
at a standstill.
The greatest loss by the streams
was to tbe lumbering interests, mil-
ions of feet of logs, and shingle
bolts being carried into the sound
and out to sea. Hundreds of farm
houses are submerged to the second
stories and many people are home
less. A light rain began falling
throughout King county this morn
ing and continued during the day.
In Southeastern Washington some
damage was done, but the water
did not nearly attain the height or
force of the floods of last spring.
In Yakima- Valley damage was
done to railroad and other proper
ty. The farmers also lost heavily.
The greatest damage in Southern
Washing in appear to have occur
red along the Cowlitz river, which
is a mighty torrent and is sweep
ing houses, barns, bridges and otb
er property betore it and carrying
away millions of feet of logs to the
Columbia.. Hundreds of people in
tbe vicinity of KeUo, Castle Bock,
Oitrander and Lexington were
forced to flee to high ground with
little or no -covering aa protection
against the wind and rain and with
The Northern Pacific has sustain
ed serious damage and several of Its
important bridges are reported im
passible. No trains are moving
northward and tne situation is a
precarious one. bo tar no lose of
life bas been reported anywhere in
North Yakima, Wash., Nov. 16
Twenty men, one woman and
four children "were marooned last
night on a temporary scaffolding on
an island at the bead of tbe Sunny
side canal. They belonged to the
reclamation service, and their bitu
ation was not considered unsafe un
til last night when rescuing parties
went to the scene. Boats were se
cured and they were taken from
their perilous position this morning
to dry land. Members ot tne parly
tell harrowing tales of suffering
during tbe night, and how difficult
it was to save themselves from a
watery grave; '
The lblacd became eubmerged in
water and men had to woik waist
deep to build a scaffolding to get
the party above the swiftly flowing
current that ran across tbe island.
San Francisco, Nov. 16 Judge
Seawell today decided that Abra
ham Ruef has no legal right to the
office of district attorney to which
he was appointed by Acting Mayor
Gallagher after tbe board of super
visors had pretended to suspend W.
H. Langdon. The courts opinion
was oral. Ha said;
"I am clearly of the opiuicn that
the conditions of tbe charter do not
apply to the district aitorcey's of
fice and that the mayor and super
visors bave no power of removal in
regard to that officp."
Seattle, Waeh., Nov. 17. If the
continued on page 4.
Watch this space for Bargins in
Something new every week.
A Sherman county wheat farm of 320 acres to ex
change for Benton county dairy or stock ranch.
A fine 20 acre ti act value $1200 adjoining good
town to trade for foot hill ranch.
A fine home in Portland, value
a Benton county stock or dairy ranch.
If you have anything to trade, let
AS IT IS SEEN BY A NEW AR
RIVAL FROM THE
And Published in an Iowa Newspa
per Tbe Writer Has Pur
chased a Home Near Cor
vallis Other News.
N. T. Young, who purchased a
tract of land out of the Haman
Lewis place near Corvallis a few
days ago, bas written his impres
sions of Oregon to an Iowa friend,
and the letter has been published
in the Casnovla Herald. The arti
cle is excellently written and gives
Oregon a good send off. In part,
Mr. Young says:
"Oregon contains 61,549,200 acres
or 3,030 , square miles more than
Illinois and Indiana. One bundred
miles inland from the Pacific Coast
the Cascade mountains stretch in
ao unbroken line trom tbe Colum
bia gorge south Into California.
Close along the ocean and parallel
with it is the coast range ot lower
elevation. Between these mountain
ranges lies the Willamette Valley,
about 150 miles in length with an
average width of 50 miles. In the
heart of this valley is Benton coun
ty, containing 440,000 acres of
land. Benton county is bounded
on the east by the Willamette river
which is navigable thirty-five miles
above Corvallis. Corvallis is the
county seat of Benton county, lo
cated 44 degrees 20 minutes west,
longitude west, and has a popula
tion of 3.500 inhabitants. The soils
of tbe Willamette valley are of a
sandy loam on the river bottomp,
black and light colored on the prai
rie and red or mulatto soil on tbe
uplands. These lands except email
portions of what is termed white
lands are a deep and rich warm
soil and will wear for many years
without artificial fertilizers and
yield excellent crops. The Boil in
the valley is for the greater portion
alluvial. The climate seems to be
free from extremes and at this
time there is a proij&ion of flowers,
and vegetation is as fresh as in
Michigan in tbe month of June, and
there is scarcely a garden that is
not a peifect flower bed, displaying
the finest roses and other flowers of
every description. The lands of
this valley seem to be notable for
abundance of crops, wheat
yielding from 20 to 4o bushels per
acre, oats 3o to 60 of plump, heavy
grain, oats often weighing 38 to 40
pounds to the measured bushel;
clover yieldiog from two to three
tons per acre and yielding from
four to nine bushels of seed to the
acre- One man here bas just
threshed bis clover seed and obtain
ed 90 bushels from 10 acres of Al
syke clover. Dairying is yet in its
infancy. However, it is paying
large dividends, as the rows can be
kept on gieen feed nearly tLe whole
year, arid the creamery here reports
an average butter test of fiom 5 1-2
per cent, to 6.7 per cent., with but
ter at this time bringing 33 cents
per pound with an average uf 27.8
cents for tbe year. Land prices
range from $lo to $loo per acre ac
cording to location and improve
ments. I will give a few prices on
produce and then close for thi6
time as I presume youwill be tired
out by the time you have finished
this. However, if this proves en
tertaining I will write you a more
complete description in tbe future.
Oats, 31 and 32 cents; hogs, live,
5 1-4 to 5 1-2-.-; veat, 6 1 2 to 7c;
cattle on hoof, 2 1-2 to 40; hay,
baled, $4.50 to $5; butier.creamery
33c; dairy, 25s to 30c; eggs. 32j:
) clover teed, $7 to $9 per bushel.
Yours in V. L. & T.
$2500 to trade as part payment
us have it.