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THE COR V ALUS GAZETTE, FRIDAY, APIRL 18, 1890.
The Circus- Spring has come;
there is no getting around that.
There are several indicators of this
fact, but among the whole lot not
one will substantiate it with, so
much certainty as the announce
ment that a circus will pitch its
tent in this portion of the valley
on next Tuesday, the 22nd. An
advertisement elsewhere in the
Gazette says that "McMahon's
new united shows, circus, museum,
wild animal exposition, and grand
f rca in tfirnational horse fair," is
going to give a performance on
that date. This week it is show
ing in Portland, and on Sunday
will be transported up the river on
one of the Oregon Pacific boats to
Harrisburg where it will hold forth
on Monday night thence here on
'Tuesday, after which it will take
in the cities below herethence to
Astoria, and Vancouyer. Wash.
In order to get to these two latter
places it is required to travel by
waterr.and, the management con
cluded to do the same in this val
ley. This circus has its own cars
which are at Albina now. - ..-
Public School Notes. A. F.
Hershner gave the public school a
covering for the tree planted on
"Arbor Day." The tree planted
was one-presented to the school by
Mrs. Thomas Graham. It will be
known as Mrs. Graham's tree. Mr.
Alonzo LocKe came with his chil
dren to school on Monday morn
ing. The teachers are pleased to
have so many -vis5 tors in the
school. The pupils feel that they
are appreciated when their parents
come in to see- them. W. II.
Gallaway, in company with Mrs.
John Smith and Mrs. Lesh, called
on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Calla
way made a very instructive lec
ture to the school. Misses Mamie
Cauthorn and Ora Spangler are
giving some new music for the
marches. Among the callers this
week were Hiram Wood and
William Reed of King's Valley,
Mrs. Geo. E. Smith, Grandfather
Henderson, and Mrs. Briggs. Clar
ence Avery and Miss Lucy Wiles.
Job's Addition Notes. Work
of fencing and planting trees in
Central park will begin next week.
. . Lots within two. blocks 'of Job's
addition are selling at $250. Lots
in the addition now selling at $150
will be worth, as much inside ol
six months. . To those wanting
ehoice lots for building Job's addi
tion offers the great inducements
ef being high, dry and level, per
fect natural drainage, beau til ul
viewrs, rapid transit to and from the
business eehter and the certainty
of a steady advance in values.
Lots can be bought either for eash
or on the installment plan; and, if
von want, a Inm at. niwo. cdftnws
ranging in price from $800, to
$.1500 built lrom; such plans as t he
purchaser may select, will be built
and sold on the very easy terms of
one-tliird cash and the balance in
small monthly payments. With
such an offer no one-can- afford to
pay rent. '
To-day and to-morow a grand
display of spring and summer mil
linery goods will be 'given at the
establishment of Mrs. J. Mason's
nn (inrnpr nf Alhnrno nnrl Third
streets, ki this city. These goods
were purchased by Mrs. M. while
she was in San Francisco last
month and are the most elegant of
anxr o vr Virmicrhfr. ?aro 1-lAr rill
bons are also of the finest grades.
Ladies- are especially invited to
inspect the' stock on. the above
dates. .' " .. '
II. & L. Truck Sold1. The old
hook and ladder truck, which has
done service in Corvailhs for the
past twenty yeara, and which
was replaced by a new ' one last
summer, on Tuesday was sold to
Junction City to-be used in, case
f'fire there; The price paid free
on board f tars was $100.
Surprised. A - surprise party
was tendered Harry Samuels,-at
the residence of his parents in . this
ity, on last Friday evening.",A
most . enjoyable social time was
.Iiad- " . - . '
IN THE TEMPLE OF JUSTICE.
OrEXING OF THB APRIL TERa OF THIS CIK
CtTIT COCKT CAJ8K8 DISE03ED OF.
At ftve minutes after 2 o'clock on last
Miudn a'ternoon. C. P. Blair, the vener
able old gentleman, ritised a window of the
circuit co ni t room and spoke out the words
which declared the spring term of the cir
ctiit court for 1300 open , for 4 business.
Judge R. S. Bean, District Attorney J. W.
Hamilton, County Clerk Wilson, and Sher-.
iff AVm. Mackay, were present, and im
mediately .the work of the. term began. - ,
C. P. Blair, W. P. Batterfield and
Siuitli were chosen bailiffs.
The grand jury drawn were Ransom Bel
knap, W. Winkle, M. Carrier, S. MeClaiu,
L. Davis, F. Kittredge, and M. Campbell.
Below ia the amount of cases disposed of
cp to last evening:
State of Oregon" vs. Henry Shultz, bur
glary Pleaded guilty; receive sentence to
day. 1 " - ' ' "
State of Oregon, vs. A. Bamberger,, rob
bery Grand jury found true bill.
State of Oregon vs. M. Hodges, dis
missed. State vs Oeo. Haddock, larceny in dwell
ing Pleaded guilty, receive sentence to
day. Maria Armington vs. Sol King, ad. con
tinued. J. Bloomberg vs. Jackson and Martha
Chambers Dismissed without prejudice.
James H. Doty vs. Sherman and Grant
Stroup; judgmeutfor costs and possession,
of real property.
James II. Doty vs. M. V. Springer, dis
missed without costs.
. T. E. Cauthorn vs. R. C- Kiger, settled.
Koapp, Burrell & Co. vs. Mary A. Palmer,
Ellen Weider va. Jobn and Deliah Os
burn verdict for plaintiff for $617.45.
John Rr& Son vs. Win. ProuJl'oot and
Alex Penrson; judgment for plaintiff for
fill 63 and sale of attached property.
Mary Stewart vs. G. A. Whituey; judg
ment for plaintiff for $219.55 and 35 at
tached property. ' "
J. F. Mulkey vs. B, Gardiuecr; verdict fi.f
Case and Bay ley vs. J. D. Hamilton;
judgment ou findings for plaintiffs for $25
F. B. Dunn- vs, Alex Wood and. W. S.
Locke; continued for service.
Calvin Stewart vs. M. A. Dice, . et al. ;.
continued. . "
R'isanna Manning vs. Emma . Manning,
J. B. Lee, G. It. Farra, aud. Jas. Hayes;
H. H. Babcock va. A. F. Babcock, dis
missed. B. H. Bownv.o. vs. B. L. Jones,' efc al.;
default entered. -
John B. Ferguson vs. Thos. Samuels, et
J. D. Clark vs. Jacob and Susan JPyburn;
continued f' r se- ice.
O. E. Leet vs. Mrs. E. N. Cook and J
M. Garrison; T. Me. F. Patton made a
party defendant and case continued.
L. Vnubebher vs. Alvira J. aud T. H.
Mitchell; continued for service..
Catherine Phile vs. Wm. Proudfoot, fit al. ;
judgment and decree for ' plaintiff ' for
John Harris vs. Addie Whitney et al. ;
judgment and decree fcr $243 67 and at
torney's fee 35.. - '
Rosa E. Smith va. Geo.' W. Smith; di
vorce granted, plaintiff given- custody of
children and defendant to pay $50 for ex
penses of suit aud 10 per month for sup
port of children.
A?hly Pearce- vs. Thos. Culbersen; sale
Wm. Garlinghnuse vs. Samnel Reader
and Thomas Samuels, partners, action; -on
Vance & Keeney vs. Frank Wood, action;
Rothell vs. Prettyman; sale confirmed. -
The grand jury fourd three true bills
all for burglary. They examined the
county offices, etc., and made the usual re
port In their mention of the old rattle
trap of a county jail here, they declared it
unfit to bear such a name. It appears now
that ths g. js. of the future tarms will be
compelled to repeat the same assertions.
That a decent building of this kind is badly
needud there is not the least doubt, bat
when it will ever be constructed this scribe
cannot now say.
In the ease of the State vs.- H. Schultz,
burglary iu a saloon, sentenced this (Friday)
moruinj to two years, m penitentiary; , in
State vs. Geo. Had lock, larceny in a. dwell
ing, sentenced to two years; in State vs.
Adam Bumbarger., trial he'd Thursday, ver
dict of guilty rendered, attorney moved, for
OREGON STATE PRISON-
Geo. S. Downing,. superintendent of
the Oregon state penitentiary, has filed
hia first quarterly report for the year
1890. '.The report shows that the daily
average number of convicts has been
324.1 5. The number of convicts at
the close of the last quarter was 312
number of convicts at the close of this
quarter is '320; forty-eight convicts
have bop n received during the quarter,
24 discharged by expiration of term;
three have been commuted - and only
one death has,,; occurred. The total
expenditure for the quarter is-; only
$5,723.50. " Of this amount f 1,83 1 03
was paid out for beef alone. Last
quarter the article could be had four
cents on the pound cheaper than' the
state is having to pay now. The earn
ings for "the quarter was $5,438.15,'
making a gool showing considering
the rough weather that has prevailed
. the list quarter. - T!. employment of.
the convicts has' been well looked
after; 238 have been under contract
work at the foundry; 13 have .been
employed on the farm; . seven- have
been employed in "the laundry; jhree
iu the tailor- shop. . The ntmfber of
sick, aged,, and- decrepit,, i eight per
sons. . ' t "
The circus tent will tbe pitched on
Tuesday next on the flat where the
sham battle was held in '88..
Killed in the Mines. The news
ot the death of A. D. Scrafford
has been received in this.;.' city,
lie was a resident of Corvallis up
to the time of the mining excite
ment in the Coeut d'Alene country
about ten years ago, when he con
cluded to Join the procession of
gold and sil-ver seekers and emi
grated from here- there. About
the first of thismonth he was en
gaged in. working in - one of the
shafts of the mines and while so
doing a cave-in oecuixed and he
was buried by a mass of large
rocks. Death was almost instan
taneous. His body is now interred
in the cemetery near one of the
mining cities. He was about 51
years of age and was the oldest of
six children four boys and two
gil ls., J. It. Scrafford, of Corvallis,
is one of them." It was the inten
tion of A. R. to have returned to
Corvallis during, the coming sum
mer and reside during the rest of
his life, as he had accumulated
enough of wealth to be independ-(
ent of doing manual labor from
the present time on.
Its Taxes. In California, it is
said, the S. P. pays taxes on $10,
000 to $20,000 a mile on its road
bed, the latter being the assess
ment in ISsikiyou county. In Ore
gon it kicks vociferously at any
thing between $2,500 and $3,000 a
mile. In its transfer from the O.
& C. to -the S. P. it is 'said it was
given a bonded indebtedness of
$30,000 a mile. If so, the fact
suggests something for our asses
sors to act on. There is nothing
like equality in this glorious age.
No Politics In It. A member
of I he "nationalist club" of Cor
vallis states that this club is not,
as many suppose, an adjunct of any
political party. Among its mem
bers are people who belong to
each' of the parties republicans,
democrats, and union. Its objects
are to discuss economic questions
and, where possible, to use its in
fluence, for all worthy reforms
Water Tanks. Three galvan
ized iron tanks whose average ca
pacity, is about 1,600 gallons, are
being made - in the establishment
of J. Ji. Clark, this city, and when
finished will be shipped by boat to
AVm. Peabody, who lives in this-
county, just opposite Albany. He
is-the gardener and did the correct
thing when he had the order filled
here. - . ' -
The "Citizens." Elsewhere in
the Gazette appears the "citizens'
ticket" as formed'at the citizens'
meeting held in the court house on
last Saturday evening. It' is for
you, if youCfre a voter, to decide
upon whether or not you are suited
with, these candidates. Announce
ments of other aspirants to the city
offices appear in another column.
Sick. In the trial vesterdav of
the State vs. A. Bumbarger, the
prosecuting witness, II. McKenzie,
was unable to be present in per
son at the court house owing to
sickness, and his testimony was
taken before the judge and jury in
his room in the Vincent hotel, he
R. It. IftoN. A vessel loaded
with railroad iron for the Southern
Pacific company arrived in Port
land lately. A portion of the iron
will be used on the extension of
that company's road south from
Corvallis to the present main line.
Notice. Mrs. Hillman's friends
will be pleased to learn that she is
recovering from her late illness.
She will go home for a- little rest
and change, and Mrs. Kelly i will
help with- the business during her
absencei See ad. elsewhere.
Moved- S.-A. .Hemphill's har
ness shop and building has been
moved to the corner adjoining the
Hemphill - hotel. " The former
grovnd on which it stood will be
covered by a new brick building to
be erected by E. W. Fischer.. - .
Men,, women,, and children, are invi
t'.dto get their hair-cutling and dress
ing done at Taylor's barber shop.
. Circus next Tuesday. ., ' ' ..-,
CITY COUNCIL, -
- Council met in regular session. In ab
sence of the-mayor, was- called to order by
the, recorder, with the following councilinen
present: Wi5son, Job, Hershner, Taylor,
Davis, and; Samuels.
Minutes of last meeting and called meet
ing read and approved'. ' "
The following bills were allowed: -W.
If'. Bowers & Co. for 250 -ft hose $237 50
Joseph Hulbert, labor, ditching.... 4 00
John Young, ' " .... 6 00
Mr. Robins ' .... . 6 00
Corv. Wiiter Co., fop- water. 46 00
E. E. Raber, night-watching ...... 60 00
Corv. Electric L. Co., for lights.... 57 00
M. J. Irvin, labor 150
Louis Dyer, 100
M. L. Pipes, report on absfc. case. . 10 00
B: T. Taylor, lease Ik & L. grounds 25 00
J. V. Dnnn, marshal ............ 66 33,
E.G. Perkins, Hauling ,50
City Transfer Co. " 1 75
C H. Felton, " ... .13 00
Corvallis Times, publishing. 3 00
Max Friendly, lumber 23 00
Total SSCJt 61
The marshal teirned in the delinquent tax
list amounting to $40.27 with the treasurer's
receipt to balance his account.
A petition of R. Cox was read asking the
council to fence and set out shade trees at
the park, the citizens to furnish the trees.
On motion, Hershner and Job were appoint
ed a committee to have the work done.
A petition of M. J. Wells and F. J. De
Nevue to have council vacate alley in block
23, county addition, was referred back to
said parties to have ordinance drawn vacat
ing the alley. -
A petition foe a special ordinance protect
ing birds within the city limits was laid on
A petition of Max Friendly for permission
to use part of the street near tbe ferry land
ing for lumber was granted. ' - , .
A petition of E. Grimm, and others, for a
street light at the ooruer of Fifth and
Adams streets, was allowed.
Now came the first reading of. a special
ordinance amending the liquor license law.
The city attorney was. instructed to draw
an ordinance for assessiutr tax on property
holders foi street grade.
On motion the nuance committee was
instructed to confer with tbe board of trade
in regard to advertising the city, and report
at the next regular meeting.
The following judges of election were
appointed: D. Carlile from 1st ward; N. P.
Briggs from 2nd ward; and S. L, Shedd
from 3rd ward,
.. The recorder's office was chosen for the
place to hold city election. .
On motion, the council adjourned to meet
on the 28rh day of April at 7 -p. m.
Corvallis, April 14, 1S9&.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for city marshal at the ensuing
city election. James Uonn..
I wish to annouuee myself ag a can
didate for marshal, surVjeet to the
decision of the voters at the ensuing
city election. A. R. Pygall.
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for treasurer, s'ubject to the decis
ion of the voters of this city at the
ensuing election. M. P. Burnett.
I hereby announce myself as-a can
didate for city recorder, subject to the
verdict of the voters at the coming elec
tion. Arthur Spalding..
I wish to announce that 1 am a candidate-
for re-electicn to the office of
city recoider at the coming city elec
tion. . J. M. Porter..
'- I have decided to be a candidate for
the office of city marshal at the ensuing
election, subject to the decision of the
legal voters. O. C. McLagan.
Mis. J. B. Vanhoosen wishes to in
form the public that she has opened a
dressmaking establishment one door
north of tlie-city hall. Work will be
The democratic convention of Ben-
ton county will mee6 in this- city oir
Tuesday, the 22nd inst.
Dr. J. B. LEE.
A. R. PYGALL.
FOR TREASURER, r.
FOR COUNCILMAN, FIRST WARD;.
D. C ROSE ,
FOR COUNCILMAN, SECOND-WARD.
A. F. HERSHNER. .
FOR COUNCILMAN, THIRD' WARD,
- S. L. KLINE.
Notice is hereby given that the partner
ship heretofore existing between F. S. Craig
and Frank- Conover, printers and pnblishers
of 1 he Corvallis Gajottk, doing business
.under the firm name of Craig it Conorerr i
this day by mutual consent dissolved, F. S.
Craig retiring. All account will be collect
ed by Frank Conover and' all - bills against
the said firm will be paid by him.. '
F. S. CRAT.G-.
FRANK CONOVER. .
C Corvallis, April 15, -1830. - . .
Ko stingy, one-day opening at 'ITrs. II. Hilman's Mil-
uiwiy oturc. uu aim aiiei .Ajjrii loin, ana continuing
through the summer, a large and fine assortment of.MIL
v LINERY GOODS will le on exhibition, comprising all
grades and qnalities of Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats,
Eibbons, Laces, Etc.
COiiMG IN SUPERLATIVE SPLENDOR !
NEWEST! BEST! GREATEST!
McMIHON'S NEW UNITED SHOWS
CIRCUS, MUSEUM, WILD ANIMAL EXPOSITION AND)
Will Exhibit At
Enlarged to Fonr Times its Former Size! A Hundred Times
More Grand! A City of Tents! A World of Wonders!
An Amazing Galaxy of Crowned Chiunpion Arenic Stars!: Queer
jumbo, the Mammoth, Massive Mastodon, the Largest Animal known
to History! A Ponderous, Moving Mountain. An All-Feature Show.
More Absolutely New Acts than old and new in any other exhibition
in America. . Nature's Marvels and Apt Artistic Supremacy unrivaled-
GENERAL JUBILEE OCCASION FOR ALL.
Two Grand Exhibitions Daily. Doors open at 1 and 7 P. M.
Performance One Honr Afterwards.
Admission, 50 Cta.; Children under 12 Years, 25 Cts.
Tlie "Pacific Argand" range is
made expressly for the coast trade.
It has the ventilated oven and a
new flue arrangement that makes
a very quick working stove.
GREAT FUEL S ATERS!
But one damper controls tlie operation of reservoir rangea. Quality the
best. Prices tbe lowest. .
CORVALLIS 1EAT MARKET!
Has just been moved into its new room next to!
Fischer's brick. It is now
to furnish the
Which can be procured. A fine lot of BACON on
hand pv the wholesale trade. Orders from: abroad
will receive prompt attention. .
First-class Job Printing done at this office.
ces to Suit all Persons.
The new model MC,r Superior
Range has the largest ovn of cny
radge made and the fire backs ire
all Superior stoves are warranted
for FIFTEEN Years.
better prepareu umu evw