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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1907)
FRIDAY EVENING, FEB. 8, 1907
pervisorship of district number i,
and G. L,. Stoneback was named
for the place.
RAISING THREE THOUSAND.
DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE.
What's His Politics.
It was a thousand miles from
Corvallis that it happened. A cit
izen was recommending a certain
person to a prominent county of
ficii for appointment as fruit in
apector. He knows his business
thoroughly, is a well posted iruit
man, has had large experience and
would make a good inspector",
said the citizen. The official listen
ed to these things, until the party
had finished, and then in a low
v,iroice and a piercing glance
of the eye he whispered " What's
his politics?" "What's his poli
tics?" was the question repeated
as the citizen reddened and confess
ed that he hadn't made inquiry
on that point' that it had not oc
urred to him that growth or the
correct care ot the orchards de
pended on a fruit Inspectors politics.
He dropped the subject at that
point and left the august presence
where a man's fitness for office
is anchored in the high-minded
question, "What's his politics?"
Those who have heard of the epi;
sode recall now that when Prof.
Cord ley, a republican was appoint
ed to office it was by a democratic
court and when his fittness was
being considered, nobody asked
the sillv question, "What's his
politics." of .court e the world has to
have all kinds of people in it and
among them is the soul stirring,
earth elevating individual who has
to stop and inquire, "What's his
MR. DURKEE'S WOES.
In Divorce Complaint on File he Alleges
Suit for divorce has been filed in
Benton county by E. W. Durkee,
who desires a legal separation from
his wife, Annie E. Durkee. and
custody of three minor childt n.
The parties were married in Lin
coln county, then a part of Benton,
in 1891, and for some time resided
at Chitwood. Later, they moved
to Chico, California, and there an
inharmonious life began and ter
minated in a separation, Mr
Durkee returning to Oregon. Mis.
Durkee s story ot the infelicities of
their home is not obtainable, bet
Mr. Dutkee in his complaint, al
leges facts which to those hot bav
ing participated in the incidents set
torth are amusing. If any eater
tainment may be extracted from
public matters of a serious nature,
it is perhaps permissabie.
Mr. Durkee alleges in his com
plaint that on sundry and divers
Hc:asio: 0 defendant kicked and re
peatedly struck plaintiff with her
lists, blacking his eyes and on more
than one occasion had struck him
with pieces of wood, broomsticks,
threw boiling tea and teapots upon
him, used harsh language and
studiously adopted many like acts.
In 1905, complainant alleges, while
hvmg at Chico, plaintiff was acting
on a building committee of a large
hall, defendant in anger fo.-bade
plaintiff attending the meeting of
said committee, and when plaintiff
remonstrated and explained that
his duty made it imperative that he
attend, the defendant took plaintiffs
hat and clothing so that ie was
compelled to wear his 14-year-old
son's clothing several sizes too small
rendering him an object of ridicule
to the other members ot the com
mittee. , ;
In the absence of evidence in re
buttal of the alleged facts, it is safe
to assume that the, courts will
speedily efford Mr. Durkee the re
lief prayed for.
Swept the Home With it Sleeping In
mates A Lincoln County Land
slide. By a landslide that swept down
the side hill like an avalanche, the
home of Charles Altree and its
sleeping inmates was carried from
its foundations and thrown into
the valley below near Toledo last
Monday night. In Its descent,
the house was thrown against the
barn in which seven head ot cows
were stabled , and by the over turning
of the stove in the house, both
buildings with their entire con
tents, cattle, feed and all. were
burned. The sleeping family,
awakened by the catastrophe, man
aged to make their escape, though
in each case without ' a stitch of
clothing, save the mother who sue
ceeded in catching a blanket from
the bed in her flight. It was a
mile to the Altree mill where the
nearest neighbor lived, and the
trip had to be made on foot through
the blinding rainstorm that pre
vailed all over the Coast at that
time. There are four children in
the family, one of which is but two
weeks old, and all made their way
laboriously through the inky dark
ness, for it was between 10 and
11 o'clock at night when the land
The Altree home is situutedr two
miles west of Toledo, and a mile
beyond the well known Altree mill
The family are old pioneers in the
country, Ed Altree having been
one of the early settlers of western
Benton. The house was- situated
on the side hill, a considerable dis
tance above the barn, which was
directly below in the edge of
beautiful valley that constitutes
the Altree farm lands. The house
was a two story frame affair, neat
and comfortable. The barn was
large one, and was well filled with
feed and livestock. The family
had retired at their usual hour, and
all the memberswere asleep, except
the grandmother who aroused the
family. The violent rainstorm that
had prevailed all the day was still
falling heavily, when the whole face
of the earth immediately surround
ing the house began to move. With
a rusn it slid into tne lower space
in which the barn was located, and
by some indescribable means, the
house was thrown against the barn
The overturning of the stove and a
lamp lighted a fire quickly, and
batii. buildings with their entire
contents were speedily consumed
The loss runs iuto thousands
dollars, and falls heavily on the
owner. Whether or not there was
insurance was not known by Fran
cis Jones, of Independence, from
whom the Times learned of the occurrence.
Real Estate Transfers.
In tie County Court.
County court was ' in session
Wednesday, and Thursday morning.
Commissioner Rickard was absent,
not being able to reach Corvallis
on account of the swollen streams.
After auditing bills, the following
business was dispatched.
H. L. French was appointed
fruit inspector for the county. Be
sides the recommendation of the
State Board of Horticulture, Mr.
French had the indorsement of 25
fruit growers ot the county.
Contracts forfurnishing the county
with wood were awarded as fol
lows: Don Woodward, 55 cords
ot oak grub, $4.22'. I. H. Jackson
50 cordsof second growth fir, $4.87
J. N. McFadden, 15 cords of old
growth fir, 3.95. Tbe other bids
were: I. H. Jackson, oak grub,
$4.87. F. B. Decker, . old fir, $4;
second growth fir, $3.75. J, N.
McFadden, oak grub. $4.75. Frank
Francisco, oak grub, $5.50. rv .
Wm. Smith resigned as road su
pervisor of district number 3, and
W. L. Read was appointed to fill
Albert Wilson resigned the su
Real estatetraasfers filed last
week are as follows:
J. B. Horner and wf. to Evan
McLennan, one and one half lots
in Wilkins add, $10.
Mary M. Schenck and hus. to
Evan McLennan, four lotsiu Chass
S, L. Kline and wf. to G. L.
Gray, 353 a. known as the Jesse
Brown place, $10.
- W. A. Laidlaw and wf. to J. N.
McFadden, Hotel " Corvallis prop
J. N. McFadden and . wf. to W.
A. Laidlaw, tract north cf Corval
Henry Hector et al to Heiman
Liebner, 120 a. - near Granger,
Clarence Chipman and wf. to
Anna M. Osburn, one lot in block
3, County add. $700. s,
W. H. Dilley and wf. to John
M. Lutz, 10 a. near Wren. $300. ;
J. C. Smith and wf. ' to John
Smith, 62 a. s. w. of Corvallis, $1.
Chas. Homyer and wf. to Isaac
Stroud, 5 a. n. of Corvallis, $1450.
S. L. Kline and wf. to S. White
side farm near Corvallis, $10.
S. Whiteside to J. E. Buchanan
117 a. s, w. of Corvallis, $8,000.
Emma Berman and hus. to E. J.
Harrington, lot 10 in blk. ? Coun
ty add to Corvallis, $475.
J. W. Foster and wf. to T.'V.
Vidito, lot 10 in blk. 8, Corvallis.
For Bettering a Benton Road Ten
Mills Tax and Contributions -Besides.
A great effort is to be made this
spring by the people of Alsea to
m prove the road over the moun
tain from that valley to Corvallis.
For long years it has been one of
the most unfortunate conditions in
Benton county. It gets to the
point where it is almost impassable
in winter time. On the mountain
it is largely through soft soil and
wooded stretches so that teams at
places sins Knee deep and wagon
hub deep in the mire, making the
passage of loads almost impossible.
Effort for a permanent road that
will permit the transportation of
ireignt in and out 01 tne region in
winter time is the plan of the people
residing in the valley.
In forwarding the plan, the two
districts in the valley have taxed
themselves to the amount ot about
$2,000 that will be available for the
purpose. One district has made a
special levy of 10 mills. In addi
tion ten citizens are contributing
$25 each and several other clubs
of 10 or 20 are contributing in
generous measure, It is probable
that the total will reach $3,000 or
The enthusiasm for the bettered
road is inspired largely by great
activity in dairying that has re
cently appeared in the valley. The
place is most favorably located for
the industry. Grass and range
with a fertility of soil that make
the pioduction of feed easy are
factors that give great advantage to
the Alsea farmers in dairying with
the result that all who engage in it
are making money. The one draw
back is the transportation problem
If it cau be removed, Alsea will be
come one of the most thrifty dis
tricts in the county. The people
recognize that by a great effort the
road may be in large . part made
passable for tbe transport of their
cream to Corvallis in the winter
time, and that is why the present
activity is on.
The movement is one in which
the people of the locality deserve
encouragement and assistance. The
road to the valley is a part of Ben
ton county. It serves a large and
energetic population. It is business
for the county and all the people in
it for the handicap to be removed
It is to the interest of Corvallis
merchants and artisans to have
removed. It is the business of the
county court to help remove it
and that body should in the present
case assist with a generous hand
Whether or not the people of Al
sea will ask the court tor assistance
the Times does not know. What
it does know is that they should do
so, and the court should assist
When a small body of people like
the Alfeans raise $3,000 cr more
to build a road to connect them
with the rest of Benton county,
they show by their works that they
deserve and that that they should
receive public assistance.
Students Rally Tonight
Tonight beginning at 7:30 there
is to be a rally in the Colleee
Armory for the purpose of raisin e
funds, and increasing the interest
of the students, citizens of the
town, 'and if possible the state at
large: so that the Students build
ing which was commenced in the
spring of 1906 will instead of be
ing a bare foundation, become a
reality of two stories in height, re
resplendent with architectural fea
tures. The history and the pur
poses of the building are familiar
to the majority of the people, and
most all of them have personifi
ed their interest by aiding the
project with liberal subscriptions.
The proposed building is a struc
ture that will afford a home to all
student enterprises, a meeting:
place for all organizations in the
college and a much needed place
of recreation for the students.
Tonight's program is as follows:
Selection Cadet Band.
Solo ....A. G. B. B. Boquet.06.
Student Enterprises reviewed,
Carl Stebinger, '07
Long- Messrs. Fulton, Allen,
opasm OA.C. Brass Band.
Talk John Clark '04
More talk ,S. L. Bennet '07.
Hot Air A.R.Barnett '07.
I. B. Rhodes, State Sec. Y.M.C.A.
"Tuck" Forsythe '07
More Contortions College Band.
Stump Speech Prof. Lake.
G. A. Roberts, Sec. Local YMCA
Oration, "The Three C's"
C. C. Clark '07.
Talk...Sec.Stohe Portland YMCA
. Clsrence Vidito arrived Thun
day from a business trip to Salem.
Miss Emma Sox of Albany, is
visiting at the Nolan home.
V Mrs. Kaupisch was a passeng
er for Portland Thursday morning,
to be absent two weeks.
City water rent for February
is due and payable at the office by
the 10th of the month.
E. R. Bryson was a visitor at
tbe state capital Wednesday.
The OAC basket ball team on
Saturday evening at the Armory,
will play a club team from Eugene.
The game will begin at 8 o'clock
sharp. Admission 25 cents.
We have too large a stock of Ladies Shirtwaists. We want
to sell them, and quick, so here are our prices:
This salve is intended especially for sort
nipples, burns, frost bites, chapped hands,
itching piles, chronic sore eyes, granulated
eye lids, old chronic sores and for diseases o!
the skin, such as tetter, salt rheum, ring
worm, scald head, herpes, barber's itch,
scabies, or itch and eczema. It has met
with unparalleled success in the treatment
of, these diseases. Price 25 cents per box.
Try it. For sale by Graham & Wortham
Regular $1 25 Special $
1 50 Special
1 75 Special
2 00 Special
98 . Regular $2 50 Special $1 87
14 Regular 3 00 Special 2 23
32 Regular 3 50 Special
49 Regular 4 00 Soecial
Regular $5 00 Special $3 69
Sale includes new Johnnie Jones Styles. Latest fabrics,
mohair, batiste and albatross, all colors. No old stock
All this season's goods. ONE week only at
3ESL 3La X KT IE ' S
From 3?li.i IDort
'Till further notice ALL glasses fitted by PRATT The
the Optician will be ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED for
ONE YEAR against BREAKAGE of ANY KIND.
PIANO TUNING up to May 1st.
.1 : 1 . . .
at ayci-iai prices. Also music
tought in all grades of difficulty,
i Frank A. White, phone. 405.
Notice is hereby given that the county
superintendent of Benton county, Ore
gon, will hold the rt-gular examination
of applicants for state and county papers
at Corvallis", of said county and said
state, as follows: .
:" : For State Papers.'
Commencing Wednesday, February
13, 1907, 4t 9 o.clock A. M., and continu
ing until Saturday, February, 16, 4 P M
Wednesday Penmanship, history,
spelling, physical geography, reading,
Thursday Written arithmetic, theory
of teaching, grammar, bookeeping, phys
ics. civil government
Friday Physiology, geography, men
tal arithmetic, composition, algebra.
Saturday botany,- plane geometry,
general, history, English literature,
school law. :
For County Paperp.
Commencing Wednesday 13, 1907, at 9
o'clock A. M., and continuing until Fri
day February 15. 1907, at 4 o'clock P. M.
First, S-cond and Third Grade
' Wednesday Penmanship, history, or
thography, reading. '
Thursday Written arithmetic, theory
of teaching, grammar! physiology.
- Friday Geography, mental arithmetic
school law, civil government. ;
Wednesday Penmanship, orthogra
phy, arithmetic, reading.
Thursday : Art of questioning, theory
of teaching, physiology.
Dated this 1st day of Februarv, 1907.
GEO. W. DENMAN,
County School Superintendent, Benton
County, Oregon. . - ;
: Wood Wanted.
Notice is hereby given that the County
Court of Benton County, Oregon, will
receive sealed bids for furnishing wood
to Benton County, for tbe year 19O7 as
35 cords straight merchantable grub
oak wood not less than three inches in
diameter at tbe small end.
15 cords,-sound, old growth, body split
fir wood.5 . . , ,
50 Sards second growth, body split fir,
all to be four feet- in length.'
Said wood to be delivered at the coun
ty court house in Corvallis, Oregon, bet
ween May 15th' and -August 15th, and
when so delivered and accepted to be
paid for in county warrants. :
All bids must be filea In the office of
the County Clerfe of Benton County,
Oregon, on or before Wednesday, Febru
ary 6th, 190", at the hour of 1 o'clock
P."M. The Court reserves the right to
reject any and all bids. '
Dated this i4th dav of January, 1907.
T. T. Vincent ,
WE CAN FIL,L, your wants. Write
us. Do jou want to sell your
property, farms, or business. Call
on us. .We furnish, , partners
and cash. I,oan your money.
Sparkman & Company Main St.
Corvallis -Oreg. - - .-. -
Notice of Final Settlement
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned hai
filed her final account In tbe estate of Louisa J.
Stewart, deceased, ;tn the county court of the
state of Oregon for Beuton county, sitting in
probate, and Saturday the 9th day of Much,
1907, at 2 o'clock in tbe afternoon, at the office of
the couniy judge In the court house In Corvallis,
Oregon, Is tne time and place flized for hear
ing objections, it any, to said final eccount and
the settlement thereof.
Dated thlB 6th day ot February, 1907.
Executrix of said estate of LOUISA J. STEW
ART, Deceased. .......
Portland Market Report.
Wheat valley 66c
Flour $3.40 to $3.60
Potatoes 85 per sack
Eggs Oregon, 35c doz
Butter 15c per lb
Creamery 25 to 32 .
Wheat 58 ,
Oats 35c to
Flour 90 toll 10 ,
Potatoes $1 per bushel
Butter 80 per roll
Creamery 60 per roll
Eggs 32 per doz
Chickens 18c per lbdressed
R. J. MOSES.
L J. MGSES.
Philomath - - - Oregon.
Always up to date and one of the best and neatest arranged stores
in Benton County. . Our prices are right. Highest market prices paid
for country produce. We have our own special quick delivery wagon
for the city. Send in your orders.
R. J. MOSES & SON
Watches, Clocks Jewelry repair
ing promptly and correctly done
at Pratts The Jeweler & Optician.
31 rw en
IK & 8
No Prizes go with our
In fact nothing goes with iour coffee but cream, sugar acd
P. M. ZIERQLF.
Sole agent for
Sanborn High Grade