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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1907)
Greatest of all Cash Sales
F. L. MILLER'S
Will begin Wednesday January 2nd 1907.
Offering bargains in every department. And
as is our custom we will make this one of the
BARGAINS events of the year. Space will
not permit to quote prices on every article in
the BIG STORE. Bnt will remind you that
it is a genuine sale. And everything goes at re
10c Outing Flannel at 8Jc
12 Jc do do 10c
1 lot colored dress goods .......25
1 lot do do 35
1 lot $1 do , 60
54 in navy and green homespun 45
54 in blue ladies clothe ; 45
15c silkoleen 10
12$c do .09
Extra heavy mixed shirting 20c grades goes
Men and Boys Clothing
$10 mens suits reduced ...$ 7 95
$15 do do ........ ................. $12.00
: $16.50 do - do $13.25 .,
$20.00 do" . " do. 16.00
$2.50 boys suits reduced to ....$ 1.95
$3.00 do .........,$2.25
$3.50 do L$2.95.
$4.50 do " ....$3.45
Youths clothing is included in this sale
20 yards good calico $1:00
Extra on 1 able Linen and Napkins.
For advertisements In thb column the rate
of 15 ceoU per line will be charged. '
Mrs. John Smith entertained
the Ladies Whist Club at her home
John Withycombe left yestei
day for a visi with bis parents in
Mrs. F. Berchtold and little
daughter are again at Cauthorn
Hall, after an absence of four months
at Bellingham, Wash.
William Leadbetter was on
the struts yesterday for the first
time after a month's siege of ery
sipelas. ; C. R. Prague of Salem is vis
iting his qpusin, R. L. Whitehead
at Cauthcrn Hall. Mr. Brague is
an attendant at the state hospital
for the insane. '
Albany Democrat If the OA
C basket ball team can clean out
the entire Northwest on strange
courts and poor hotel fare, what
cant't they do on their own court,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Porter are
home after a sojourn of several
weeks in Portland. Their son
Fred, is now in the employ of the
Mt. Hood Electrical Company.
There is very little loss in this
vicinity as a result of the recent
high water. The only stock drown
ed about hce so as far as known,
was 1 6 head of sheep owned by
Corvallis Lyceum course, 3rd
Entertainment: The Lenora Jack
son Co. , Opera House, Wednesday
Jan. 16. Box office at Graham &
Wortham's, opens for benefit of
holders of aeaoon tickets Monday.
Jen. 14, 8 a. m.
The new plate - glass front of
the building to be used as an ex
tension to Nolan & Son's store, is
abont completed, and coi responds
very closely with the front of the
main store. The recent i mprove
ment adds much to that part of
-Mr. and Mrs. Feadall of Five
Rivers, who have been attending
their daughter,. Miss Lou, during
thelatters illness, in Corvallis,
01 their return tWednesdav.
Miss Lou has so far recovered as
to accompany them. . They went
by way of the south road to Alsea.
"What's a" the row in your
house Tommy?" asked the neigh
bor of the small boy.
"Why, Ma's canning fruit" ex
plained Tommy, with an 'apprehen
sive glance , toward the window
from which poured the sound of
angry voices, "an ' Pa's ' food ,, in
spector you know,; an' he is trying
to tell her how she ought to . do
her work." '
countv lew. Notification of the' ' 0. & C R. R. Co. to..-
MIDW'NTER MEETING OF BOARD.
THE GREAT KLAMATH BASIN
Of Southern Oregon and Northern California
Is a country of jvonderful resources now being rapid
ly developed by the government's irrigation system and by
The Klamath Reclamation Project,
Undertaken by the United States involves the cx
penditure of about Five Million Dollars. It comprises twe
distinct systems -the Lower Project, now building, of which
Klamath Falls is the distributing point, and
The Upper Klamath Project
Of which Bonanza is the Metropolis. The govern
ment has announced that work on : the Upper Proiect will
begin as soon as possible in the Spring of 1907.
This means that
Bonanza . "
will grow as Klamath Falls has grown; that a million
dollars paid as wages to government laoorers will be spent
in Bonanza; that 65,000 acres tributary to Banonza, will be
brought under, irrigation and farmed in small holdings.
bonanza nas otner important resources vast pine
forests; an empire of dry-farming and grazing lands; great
springs of pure water.
is practically Bonanza. The originai townsite consists of
but a few blpcks. . -
The Bonanza Improvement Company
Owns Bowne Addition, much of the original townsite
and 2500 acres of fanning land surrounding the town. To
raise money for important improvements it is offering lpts,
for a short time at very low priees. -' . hf ' ;i
-.' F; H. Thompson, the cpmpanyVigent will visit Corv
alhs in a few days. . - .
Bonanza Improvement Company.
Roy Hamaker. Vice President, -v
' H. Li Holgate, Secretary, ' . , r. - ; .
Klamath Falls, Oregon.
NEW AOS TODAY.
Dayton Bros, eye specialist Hotel
Corvallis Jan 13,. 14. 14 until
Eyes examined free.
,U3I - A cnild s gold seal tws
engraved with the letter I. Finder
; please leave at Times office.
-Layton rsros. eye specialists rio
M"tel Corvallis Sun. Mon. and Tues.
until nood. Examination free.
We have opened an office over the
hirst National Bank, where we
are prepared to handle all kinds of City
property tor Bale also good farm9, stock
ranche. small tracts, near the City. If
yon can't find what jou wont come in
and seems, and talk it over. McHenry
St pnoa. vjOfvalliB, Uregon.
President Gatch Resigned, but Invited
by Board to Remain in Faculty.
LOST on Main street Monday a pair 1 of
gloves. Finder please leave (tame
at this office.
FOE. SALE a pood flock of sheep, 105
- ewes 40 yearlings the rest are 2 and
3 years old price is 5.75 per head. C.
i Minatti. Ind. phone, Alsea, Oregon.
FOB SALE. A windmill, tower and
t 2500 gallon redwood tank. Inqniie
at Uorvallia sawmill. ' j
FOR SALE mill and timber, -sawmill
and 8a acres fine timber for sale. Easy
' terms. Inquire B. . F. Totten..1 K. 2
Corvallis, Oregon. . - '
FOR SALE, an organ.
. Wicks, Corvallis.
Inquire of Mrs
FOR SALE a choice set of Barred Ply-
mouth Rock cockerels. Independent
phone 29a. Lewis F. Wilson College
Hill, Corvallis, Oregon.
WANTED. Two more car loads
of vetch seed for Spring delivery,
vetch hay. , for sale or trade a
6 year old horse, clean clover
seeds, and a 11 kinds of farm seeds.
see samples at Welsher & Gray's
store. L. L. Brooks. - -
LOST in Jobs Addition, a chain of
r.gold beads wtth cross attached
. Leave -at Times office. .1
BEST BREAD and pastry , can
obtained at Starr's Bakery;- '
LOST between' Lobster and Inavale a
:'a larpeHolsteln Jersey cow. The an
"'imal has an injured eye. Bnbin Nor
!;wood, Harris burg, Oregon. ;
The formal resignation of Thomas
Milton Gatch as president of the
college was tendered the board of
regc its at a meeting held in the
president's office Wednesday nifht
The resignation was accepted to
take effect at the annual meeting
to take place the coming Julv.
Ey unanimous vole Dr. Gatch was
invited to accept the chair of . ec
onomics Jnd civics, which he has
filled during his encumbency in
the presidency. The . invitation
was extended after several address
es commendatory cf the work of
Dr. Gatch as pres'dent, and of h's
extraordinary record as an educator.
No notice was given by the re
tiring president of his purpose to
accept the unanimous invitation of
the board to limain in the faculty,
but it is believed that he will do so.
He was recently defied to a fellow
ship in the Carnegie Foundat'on,
with a retiring allowance of $1,000
a year, but as it involves a com
plete retirement from active work
as an educator,, a veteran of more
than 50 j ears in the field, still
vigotous and active, is not likely to
desire a lapse into required ici'eness.
The chair of civics and economic
to which Dr. Gatch h invited, he
has filled during the ten yea's he
has been president of the college,
and the subject is one in which he
is a versatile pnd extiaordinar
i!y attractive lecturer. No step 3
were taken for filling the vaomcy
jn the presidency, beyond the fact
that adjournment was taken sub
ject to the call of the president of
the bard. A mccling will prob
ably transpire she tly after the ad
journment of the legislature.
The legislature is to h? asked for
125,000 in appropriations. . The
sum was voted umnimously. There
were experss-iors of regret by the
board members that so large a sum
should " be a?ked for, but there
seemed ,no other alternative. The
shops are no longer nor no better
equipped now with - a student at
tendance of 800 than when the en
rollment was 300. There has been
no tnlarsjement in more than ten
years, and the erection of a new one
siory shops on the northwest corn
er of the campus according to the
plans prepared by Prof. Covell will
be provided fcr if possible, and
the Mechanical hall building be
given up to class rcoms and
laboratories entirely. ;
The faci tbat 150 to 200 students
are unable to gain admittance to
chapel exercises because there is no
room for tbem is another lack of fa
cility that the board is attempting
to meet. An addition to the Ad
ministration build ne on a plan
not yet adopted, is proposed. A
new barn together with the provis
ion for the purchase of more ground
are also involved in the request for
, The other work of the board
meeting was largely routine. A re
port from the executive committee
showed that the Union experiment
station for the past 18 months has
been conducted on a profit of $1500
The receipts were, $3,617, the ex
penditures $3,569 and $1,500 worth
of seed grown on; the ; farm -, is on
hand., The station superintendent
now is Robert Withycombe of Cor
vallis.JjHn salary was recently ad
vanced to $1200 per year on ac-:
count of his very meritorious work.
The showing' iri grassJ experiment
at the station is represented s ex.
traordihary." ' -' s . . .:r :
state levy was received some time
previously and the time limit for
allsp: ial road and school levies
to be reported has expired. The
tax situation for the year can there
fore be figured oat pretty closely.
The amount of state tax to be
raised in Benton county is $20,705,
and for this puipose a levy of 4.8
mills is made on a property valua
tion of 4,533.215- In l95 the
total valuation of Benton county
assessable property was $4,228,250
and the s ate lvy was 3.2 mills.
The property valuation this year
is $304,965 greater than lasc year,
and the pro ;ent state levy is 1.6
mills greater ihan last yea
The entity levy is 11.4 mil's as
follows for general purposes, 5.5;
school, 3.8 mMls, road, 2 mills;
total state and county, 16.2 mills.
This road tax, how.?er, is not ap
plicable .n incorporated towns as
in Corvallis and Philomath. In
these there is a levy by the coun
cil for Si.-eet work in lieu of road
tax. County gpneral, road and
library levies are same as last year.
In the city of Corvaliis the levy
for general purposes is 5 mi"s, and
for street lund 2 mills. .! The le y
of 5 mills for general purpenes
seems to be a fixed rate in th;s city.
That. is the maximum allowed by
the charter and it has been many
years since there has been a lower
rate. The total valuation of assess
able property in Corvallis is $790, -000.
: Last year it was $786,930,
an increase of $3,070. For the
general fund the leyy will raJse
$3i95o; for street fund, $1,580;
total, $5,530. The levy in the city
cf Philomath is 12 mills.
In addition to the regular levies,
as above, there aie special levies by
school and road districts. Follow
ing are the special levies by school
Peterson, 40 acres south
Hodge, 160 acres.
U. S. to Chas.
in Kings Valiev.
Wm. Bogue, executor, ' fo W.
H. Waggoner, 10 acres in Kings
Chas. Hodge to M. J. Cameron,.
160 acre, northwest of Corvallis,
FOOLED THE CAT.
DON'T FORGET the auction sale
each Saturday at the Red Front
, Barn. .T.""; ..
No. School. Mills.
9 ....Corvallis 4.0
23 Bellfountain . . .. 10.0
25 Monroe .:5
34 . . ...... . Fairmount 10.0
36...... ......Summit....".... 4.5
50.. ..Bruce.!.. 2.0
94. ...i'. ...... J 2 6
: Following are the special levies
in road districts:
' '12.... h
- " -1 6 .;.r.-. .
" 18 .:.
" 24....: ......
In the city of Corvallis
will be, for
County, general "
Library f and " '
To il City. "
Special School...... ... ... "
Strange Freak of Electric Lights-
The other night about 9 o'clock,
a couple of marly grown boys '
stood near the new tank building.
A stray cat essayed to take advan
tage of the shadowy conditions
biought about by tbe tnterprise of
the Electric Light Cotnpmy, and
walked boldly down Main street.
As the cat neartd a point in front
of F. L- Miller's store, in some un
accountable manner a few extra
volts of electric fluid escaped from
the power house at Albany and
cast a mellow glow upon the s?ene.
It was not a bright light, but even
that surprised the cat to such an
exUnt that it became bewildered.
and, again, it was sufficient to dis
close the cat to view. A spirit of
mischief seizid the boys and one of
them grasped a boulder and hurled
it with great fores in he direction,
of the astonished aiimal. The
missile narrowly missed Clarence
Cbipman, who btood upon the side
walk, and passed on through the
glass door of the Miller store, mak
ing a round break eight inches in
diameter. Tbe momentary glare
also revealed tae boys to Mr. Chip
man but it was no of sufficient du
ration to pat m it a detailed message
from the optic nerve to the brain,
hence Mr. Chipman is not able to
identify the persons respoasible
for the accident.
Real Estate Transfers.
'; United States to James Barrett,
160 acres northwest of Corvallis.
. Frank Haller and wf. to Mary E.
Taylor, 40 acres near Albany, $1.
John D. Wilcox to Edward F.
Merri'?, 80 ac es near Blodgett, $10.
John D. Wilcox to E W. Lang
don. 240 acres hear Blodgett. $100,
Bently Realty Co , to J. D. Wil
cox, 320 acres near Blodgett, liooo.
by sheriff, to E.
19 acres east of
BLESSED ARE THE POOR:
A marriage license 'was grant d
yesterday to Nathanial H. Attig
and Fiances G. Walton.
Tax Levies for the Year A Few Com-
' paruons. - ; :
The county cc art held an adjourn
ed Session Wednesday and with
other business transacted made the
Tell Widow to Pay Debts That Never
Existed During the Life of Husband.
An attempt at blackmailing Mrs:
John M. Bloss, widow of an ex
nrpsident of OAC Is told in the:
following diipate.hes . from .Muncie .
Tndiana. in the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch cf December 30th:
"That an attempt is being made.
io blackmail the widow of John JL.
Bloss, former state uprintendent
of public instruction, is ibe lattst
theory of friends and relatives wto
have received, on heart shaped
slates, supposed "spirit messages'
from Bloss!. -
: "The several messages thus . re--ceived
have all been ot one tenor
certain sums of mnnpc bIToo-mI t
be due several persons f 10m Bloss.
Thus far all the persons save one
indicated by the "messages" say -that
Bloss did not owe tbem a cent
and that, as far as they are coa
cerned. the writing on tbe mysterr
ions slates is untrue.
; "Mrs. Bloss, who liyes alone cm
her country estate, save for servants,
was for awhile, alarmed by ther
writing,-but now has come to be
lieve as the others, that an inter
ested person is the writer of the
messages, and has lent her aid to
authorities who are trying to un
ravel the mystery.
"One of the mystericus slates
was found on the doorstep at the
home of Harvey West, now trustee
of Hamilton township. In effect it
was as follows:
"When I left the office of trustee
1 of Hamilton township I was deeply
in aebt to the township. Tell my
;r j . 1 1
wue ana sue win pay you. jonn
Mr. West eays he has examir :d
the township books and finds that
Mr. Bloss died without owing the
community a cent. ,
"GeoTge Sheets, an intimate
f riend of Bless and a business pai t
ner of his, found a mesFsge similar
to the following inscribed on the
slate left at his door:
"I took pecuniary' advant?jei?
you in several trades ;n which; we
were interested jointly. Find out.
the amounts and I will . bav von.
John M, Bloss. .
"Mr. Sheets says that he and
Bloss had traded together for many
years and had many ideas in com
mon,, but tbat Mr. Bloss was strict
ly honest and at death was hot in
debt to him a dollar.
Other messages left in vpt'ohs
places were of similar purport, all
contaming demands for money.
One of these was left at "the hcaie
of a man . who had been a tenant oi
one of the loss,. farms, 'but who-
to Marion Ly-r;aa4 Deei? discharged., , Th'S mts-
Browns addition Philo-(sage ?aidi 'bat Mr. Blos had treatel
jthe'tepant unfairly, '"but that ' Mrs.
1 jDioas wuuiu ma&e 11 an ngni wun
two hinu' .A mes'ace similar in senti-"
,? Jment was received by , Mrs. B!os,
to GCrPeek, and the tenant came to her with
'the slate he had received."
T. A. Jackson,
R. Bryson et al,
J. C. Peuin and wf. -to M. and
E. Handshaw, 2C5 acres uear Bell-
Charles L. Odell to M. B
kin, 120 acres southwest of
Ernest Snyder to M.
160 acres southwest Of
C. W. Wilkins to M
342 acres southwest of
$4480. . ; . . '
Fred E. Simeral to M. B. Rankin
120 acres southwest of Philomath,
$2240. .: .'. , . . . '
C. W. Wilkihspn. et at to M. B.
Rankin, 160 acres southwest of
Cor vallis, $2240.
M. P. Bmnvtt, sheriff, to R. E.
L. Brown 320 acres northwest of
Corvallis, $18. , .
Annie Troxel and hi s. to S. A.
Fieener, 80 acres near Blodgett,
H. Htrschbetg to' Benton Conn-
ty Lumber Co" 81 acres soutdwest
Of . Philomath. $1. : '
., ,U. S. to.J. ,W, . Barker, 160 acres
west of Bellfountain.. r'.n
E. Gant and huff.
tie, 1 lot in
E.' C. Mason to G. C. Peek
acres in Alsea, ,$25."
Orilla Peters et al.
j 20 acres in Alsea,. $1