The Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Or.) 1862-1899, January 12, 1894, Image 1

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NO. 48.
Our Semi-Annual
aturday Jan. 6
Stock's Cash Stored
"MustGo" Sale.
stocked with Winter Goods. We have to unload in order to
make room for our New Spring Stock, and to accomplish this end
we will offer our entire stock at and under cost until March 1, 1894..
gltF" All our Men's and Boys'
W- All our Men's Overcoats
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" SF" All our Boots, Shoes and" Hats At Cost. ,
' flP All our Men's Underwear at Cost.
3P All our Oveishirts at Cost.
All our Rubber Goods at Cost.
All our Mackintoshes and Gum Coats at Cost.
Everything in Stock at
This Great "Must Go" Sale will begin on Monday January 8th.
All goods sold during this sale at cost prices are for spot cash only.
Remember this is a Bona Fide Cost Sale.
Call or send for
New Price 'List.
Our "Gilt Edge" Customers who buy on time (during this sale) will
be charged regular prices less 10 per cent.
Caveats, and Trade-Marks obtained, and all Pat
ent business conducted for Moderate Fees.
Our Office is Opposite U. S. Patent Office,
and we can secure patent in less time than those
remote from Washington.
Bend model, drawing or photo., with descrip
tion. We advise, if patentable or not, free of
charge. Onr fee not one till patent is secured.
A Pamphlet, "How to Obtain Patents," with
names of actual clients in your State, county, or
town, sent free. Address,
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vallis, Oregon
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Joseph Polly same over the
mountain from Alsea Valley yes
terday and reports the roads as be
ing almost impassable.
A Review of the Many Features
of the Old Willamette
Since the steamers Elwood and
Modoc have begun running on the
upper Willamette, shippers are
now making arrangements to store
the coming grain crop on the river.
The river above Corvallis has been
neglected to a certain extent in the
last ten or twelve years with the
exception of a few boats this year
which run nearly to Eugene.
Booneville, situated about five
miles above Corvallis on one of
the tributaries, of the Willamette
called Booneville slough, is still a
shipping point which the boats
have not overlooked. Most of the
grain stored there is shipped to
Corvallis to be ground by the two
flouring mills in that city. Peoria
comes next. It is sixteen miles
above Corvallis and was once a
thriving little burg, but since the
steamboats have discontinued
touching her shipping interests,
the grain is hauled to the railroad,
the" warehouses have been neglect
ed and the ravages of time and the
ever-shifting Willamette have re
moved all but a single warehouse,
in which the Corvallis mills have a
large amount of grain stored. Pe
oria is not far above what is called
the turn-table. In early steam
boating this was in reality a turn
table. It is tit the head of Cen
tennial chute. It deriued its name
from the high water of 1875, the
centennial year, changing the
channel of the Willamette at this
point and diverging its course
several miles to the east, the old
river being diverted from there to
Boonville; hardly enough water
in it to run a skiff successfully. At
the point where the Centennial
channel leaves the old river,
through the action of the current,
immense stumps and . trees have
piled up- in the channel, causing
lower river to ajafce yearly a 'corn
plete turn" before going ahead
again, hence the name.
In the old deserted river miles
from the present channel lies the
wreck of the old steamer Echo,
one of the fine old boats of 1860.
A few miles higher up is another
relic of olden times. An old de
serted warehouse that the river
has in its constant change left
three-fourths of a mile inland. It
can be seen through the thick
foliage ot balm trees which have
grown up since then. AH that
can be seen is the roof and a large
sign that still bears the name in
large letters, Sam Daw, the origi
nal owner. In the 70's this was a
large shipping point, but since
the advent of the iron horse and
the neglect of the steamboat men,
the grain which was shipped, from
this point, now is hauled to Cor
vallis by wagons. It is a point
that will never be used for ship
ping purposes again as the river
keeps leaving it farther inland
each year.
Some ' nine or ten miles above
Peoria is Finly's landing. At this
point a large amount of grain is
stored. Just above this is another
warehouse called by old steamboat
men the "Irish Bros.' Landing."
Three miles further up is Cum-
ming's warehouse. It is situated
on a high bank of the river. The
grain in this house has not been
moved this year, -waiting for higher
prices. Still further is the mouth
of the world-famed Long Tom.
An anecdote is told of this region
in this wise: A traveler in the
early 60's was riding by a farm
house on this noted stream on
horseback, and during one of the
periodical overflows to which this
stream is subject, he espied an old
lady wading through the water
with a . pole. Occasionally she
would stick the pole down in the
water. On being questioned as to
what Bhe was doing, she replied
that they '-were "out of water and
she was hunting for the well."
(This is given with the understand
ing that the writer was not a wit
ness to the fact.)
The river is accessible some
three or four miles up, where an
other warehouse is situated, but
like many more; on the Willam
ette, is deserted. v
A 6hort distance above is what
is called Oley's slough, on which a
large warehouse is built called
Nickel's or Monroe landing. As
the town of Monroe is the nearest
village to the river at this point, it
being only a short distance, it is a
thriving little" place. The only
drawback is the lack of transpor
tation facilities which steamboat
men will hereafter see to.
Passing a few more desfcrted
warehouses Harrisburg is reached.
This city needs no mention here,
as it is well known as a thrifty
village on the Southern Pacific
railroad j which in . the last few
years has earned her exports by'its
line. Some three or four ware
houses are at this place on the
river. c
After leaving this place tjis feots
pass under the big railroad rntjge
and run to Junction City.jnc
tion city has no warehouses on
this river, as it sprang info Jirbmi
nence after the railroad wft&tyiilt
and steamboats became stfarc.e.1
After leaving Junction Citythe
river becomes more traito&ns. in
constantly changing channels.
Steamboat men claim that this
winter they made a landing ati an
orchard at that place. Whethey
returned down from Eugen" but
one tree was standing, the others
having washed away in-the "night.
A little further on is the mouth
of the McKinzie river, an old,saw
mill and a deserted warehouse.
Four miles farther is Eugene, at
one time a great shipping point for
steamboats, but since their the
warehouses have fallen down .and
the grain is carried by rail. " .
The difference in rates ion the
river compared to those on the
railroad is quite an object to ship
pers on this deserted river, so they
have taken the matter in hand and
have secured promise ofsteam
boats to recl'aim the once profitable
trade. Lack of enterprise instead
of the impracticability of the route
has caused the upper riverj to ', be
come a waste of water.4-Salem
Statesman. , -
By the fiendish work of. some
one unknown James andJohn
Wilbanks recently became the
losers of two young . horses,' while
a third one is seriously injured.
In each of the bodies were' found
charges ot bird 6hot,to which the
above-mentioned .-results 14 ro at I
Tributed. - It ia tiot
) v": i" y c fu f
mg.on their farms when : th?y are
so frequently the victims "of such
cussedness or carelessness. The
term applied matters little, the re
sults are the same. But" for the
deviltry perpetrated orr them by
some few irresponsible, don't-give-a-damn
fellows, a trespass notice
would not be found tacked on ev
ery tree and fence post in the
county and everybody could hunt
when and where they pleased,
while under the present condition
of affairs it is next to impossible for
a Corvallis - hunter to get a day's
shooting within a radius of ten
miles. Something must be done.
Every true sportsman should con
sider,it his duty to aid as far as
possible in bringing such "offenders
to justice. This should.- be done
not only in anticipation of the
benefits that will accrue to him as
a huuter, and will aid iu the sup
pression of cruelty to animals, but
because it is his duty to the far
mers who each year sustain severe
losses by reason of this cussed
At the council meeting last
Monday night bills to the amount
of $500 were allowed. Further
than this no business of importance-
was transacted. Some re
cently acquired ideas on retrench
ment and reform were given vent
to by some of the middle ward al
dermen, in attempting to adopt a
motion compelling the newspaper
to accept $1 for a $4 advertise
ment. The reason for singling out
the newspapers on which to begin
their attempted reformation is not
apparent. The item of newspa
per advertising is such a small af
fair compared with the large and
many expenditures of the council
for other purposes that one is led
to believe that they have strianed
at a gnat and swallowed a camel.
Gounty Clerk Wilson received
yesterday the schedule of valua
tions for Benton county as revised
by the state board of equalization
The average value of horses and
mules as equalized by the county
board was $37.66 per head. This
item has been reduced to $28.25
or 25 per cent. Cattle were raised
20 per cent., or lroiri; $8.60 per
head as equalized by the county
board, to . $10.32 per - head.
Swine were raised from $2.45 to
$2.69 per head or at the rate of
10 per cent. Sheep and goats
were lowered from $1.97 per head
to $1.48 or 25 per cent. This re
sults in a total net reduction of
$22,372 from the valuations as
equalized by the county. board.
Met in Portland Tuesday and
Wednesday. Corvallis Ably
Represented. .
The ninth annual meeting of the
state horticultural society was
called to order Tuesday morning
of this week by President Card
well at the A. O. U. W. temple in
1"k 1 a 1 m
Jrortiana. lhe attendance was
good and the books show a large
increase in membership during the
past yfcar. -The morning was taken
up with reports of standing com
mittees, that of- Prof, j Washburn
on etomology, being of special in
terest and deserving of mention.
The first business of the afternoon
Was the report of Secretary Sar
gent Jwhich showed that the so
ciety was in a prosperous condi
tion and that prospects for the fu
ture were quite flattering. His re
marks on ,-the quarantine laws
8how;ed clearly that if they were
not soon overpowered, the orchards
of the state would be overrun
with fruit pests. Max Fracht, of
Ashland . whosepeaches'beat the
world" at the world's fair, read an
interesting and practical paper on
the subject of 'Horticulture for
Profit; or, Fancy Fruit, Fancy
Packages, Fancy Prices," showing
from his" experience the advantage
it was to the fruit growers to es
tablish a reputation by sorting his
fruity being honest with the com
mission merchants with whom he
deals and then making elaborate
use of printers' ink. By packing
choice fruit in fancy boxes a fancy
price, could be commanded. Such
boxes were expensive but the ap
pearance of fruit wrapped in white
paper and packed in them, orna
mented with "blue labels, were
such a temptation to housekeepers
that they could not resist purchas
ing them.
Hon. Tnomas N. Strong, of
Portland, followed with an inter-
Ash'nir address nn "TTnrtf milrnral
cat i
laws and cited California asa
model for Other states to follow.
Henry Dosch, of Hillsdale, was
the last speaker of the afternoon,
the subject of his remarks being
"Evaporation," and showed there
was much room for improvement
in the various kinds of dryers
now in use. He gaye the results
of a series of experiments which
he had tried on apples and prunes
that were quite instructive.
The evening's session was a well
attended . social affair. Mayor
Mason had begn invited to deliver
the address of welcome, but was
unable to be present. He how
ever sent a letter to the society,
which was read, in which his so
licitude for the welfare of the so
ciety was expressed. President
Cardwell delivered an address upon
the work of the society. The ad
dress of President J. M. Bloss on
the subject of "Pollenization" was
an able one, indicating much study
and experience in the field of
blossoms. "The state horticultural
society from a business stand
point," was the topic of a practi
cal talk by Dr. Jay Guy Lewis,
who added much to the enjoyment
of the evening.
Wednesday's session. .
The unusual large attendance of
the meetings during each day's
session indicates an increased in
terest in all parts of the state.
The first order of business of the
morning session was reports of
standing committees. Chairman
O. P. S. Plummer, of the commit
tee on legislation and finance, in
making his report, recommended
that, the quarantine bills, which
failed to pass at the last "f
E. U
an ii
the i
paper on "Drainage,'? .by F.
Beatty, of Chemawa, was at
tentively, listened to, as was also
the one on "Transportation," by F.
A. Cooke, of Portland. ; t
"Need of stronger quarihtine
laws" was the subject of an.inter
esting address by. Judge, F. E.
Babcock, of Little Rock,. Ark., in
which he emphasized the necessity
of immediate action ou the, part-of
fruit'growers in bringing.about this
mucK needed legislation: Milf:; .
A": Valuable paper, shotwng ex
tensive", knowledge of (the, various
questions ' involved was read, by
Charles B. Morris, otSalemypn the
subject, "Where are. we at!'
The, election of; officers was. the
final! business of the afternoon.
President Cardwell and Secretary
Sargent, .were- unanimously- re
etected, , O. E. Hoskins and U. M.
Bloss were elected first and second
vice-presidents respectively' i.ahd
Dr. O. P. . Plummer conrmitte-man-at-large
to confer with them
on questions of finance. The most
enjoyable event of the meeting
was the entertainment j given ' by
the floral department of the ioci
etyon Wednesday; evening; V1 The
papers read treated on the subject
of floriculture. . The . music ren-
nered fas especially good i and
proved a rare treat, particularly to
those residing outside of Portland.
The Albany Telescope says that
unless salaries are paid, the crew
of the tug Resolute will tie her
up. The author of this statement
is probably unaware that this boat
is under the jurisdiction -of the
circuit court of Benton : county,
and a libel suit could not be le
gally commenced while she is un
der such jurisdiction. It is proba
1-1 J- - J T 1 1 1 1 -B a
uiy irue mar, inose employed in
operating - the boat have a lien
against herr but they have no right
under the existing condition of af
fairs to foreclose such liens.. The
court will take judicial notice of
the claims for labor and nrotect
them against third r parties, but an
attempt to levy on property within
the jurisdiction and under the con-
forcp &ach
nart.ia in.
:ourt. : -v. -. " "' y
President Bloss and Hugh
ley were in Portland this week at
tending the ninth annual meeting
of the state board of horticulture.
Mr. Finley is the most successful
fruit grower in Benton county and
takes great interest in everything
pertaining to the welfare of the
horticulturist. At present the sub
ject ot evaporation is uppermost
in his mind with a view to secur
ing the most approved dryer with
which to cure the coming season's
crop of prunes. By reason of the
use of a dryer of insufficient ca
pacity Mr. Finley is said to have
lost several thousand bushels of
prunes this last season.
Mrs. Whiteford went to tie
kitchen door of the 'Jeffreys man
sion Wednesday night about 11
o'clock in answer to a summons
supposed to have been made by
Tom. The door was opened. Be
fore her stood a tall, cadaverous
looking individual with a slouch
hat and dressed in a dirty, ragged
suit of clothes. They stood facing,
"but" not a soul would dare to
speak." After,, a thorough in
spection, both realized their mis
take. Mrs. Whiteford knew it
wasn't Tom Jeffreys and the fel
low discovered that he was seek
ing admittance into the wrong
house. "He never came back,"
and his name is unknown.
H. B. Williamson was standing
at the bow of the steamer "Three
Sisters" yesterday afternoon with a
pike pole in his hands for the pur
pose of preventing a log in the
river from striking the steamer.
In carrying his purpose into effect
Si overboard, bat clung to the
d floated with it down to the
landing' where Fred Blum
icked him up in an uncon-
condition. On reaching
he came to his senses and is
btting along all right.
F. Eglin and family will
bext Monday for Ashland,
uture residence. This step
:en in hopes of benefiting
alth of his wife. Mr. Eglin
for years been numbered
; the hustling young bus
men of Corvallis and his loss
regretted. .
ularly with the admittance
ew year is chronicled a birth
residence of Judge McFad-
nd this year has proved no
(ion. The quality is all right,
qIaa fYiA car Knf tVia nvim
berVj-mly one- is said to have
been quite a disappointment to its
paternal ancestor.
A Reply to a Letter, Re
cently Published by John
P. Fay.
Mills City, Or., Jan. 6. To thk
editor. On December 30 last theie
appeared an article in the Oregonian
entitled "A Statement by John P. Fay,
of the Firm of Fay & Gest," from
which . I quote the following: "A ref
erence to the copies of the telegrams
sent to the Judge confirms my state
ment and shows that one of 'the ex
press conditions upon which the $4,0
000 would be paid by the Blair and
Wharton : bondholders was that it '
should be. paid direct to the laborers
uponj - claims of labor due to them
which were personally held and had
not been disposed of, and not to those
shylocks who, crawling between
heaven and earth by ways that out
Herod Herod, and blur the grace and
blush of modesty, had, in the hour of
dire suffering, sqeezeJ out of these
laborers their labor claims at from 25
to 75 per cent, discount on the dollar
We did not intend to pay those cold
blooded knaves, and I am gratified to
say they did not get a cent of the $40,'
000." Now the facts are, as Mr. Fay well
knows, that for these claims, whoever
holds the same, the O. P. railroad
received 100 cents on every dollar, and
they represent an honest debt of that
road, even if it was a fact that those
claims liad been bought for 10 cents on
the dollar. Mr. Fay knows that said
company could have no legal or equi
table defense against them, and that
they represent just as honest debts
against that railroad JS is if still in the
hands of the men who id the labor or
furnished the material. And when
Mr. Fay states those men) who pur
chased those claims arti ."Shylocks,
who, crawling between heaven and
earth," took advantage rf theme men's
necessitie and obtained iheir claim at
25 to 75 per cent discount., wo.-pref
sume he di4, advisedly,- ind if so, we
further presume he has the proof for
this statement. If so, we demand it.
And if he cannot bring ht, we submit
he stands before the country as a vili
fier that would blur the grace- and
blush of modesty.
The facts are the purchasers of these
claims are all men of integrity and
honor. Does Mr. Fay mean that all
the merchants along the line of the
road, and almost every business man in
Albany and Corvallis, are shylocks
and thieves, as he boldly asserts? Now
the writer hereof has not one dollar in
the Oregon Pacific railroad, and yet I
will affirm, and stand ready to prove
by the men who sold their claims, that
they deceived in 95 per cent, of the
cases dollar for dollar for their claims.
Merchants took the claims and fur
nished the men the necessaries of life,
and had it not been for these men Mr.
Fay so foully slanders, the road would
have been shut down for want of ma
terial and labor long ago.
If those claims bad been bought for
25 cents on the dollar, who are the
losers by the transaction? The fact is
the purchaser was sold at whatever
price he paid.
Running over a period of about
three years, we find the road owes for
labor and material east of Albany
about $40,000; in other words, all the
wood, material and labor consumed by
the road for 30 mouths amounts to
about that sum.
Fay & Gest have been the accredi
ted attorneys for the road for about
eight months last past, and for this ser
vices they charged the modest sum of
$48,705, or $10,000 more for attorney's
fees for eight months than all other ex
penses combined for 30 months.
But the modesty of this attorney
does not stop here. He boldly chal
lenges comparison with the fees of at
torneys under other managements, and
states that the Hoggs paid their attor- '
neys $96,000 for 26 months,, which is
equal to about $8,700 per month while
this man charges $48,705 for eight
months, equal to more than $6,000 per
month. . In other words, the services
of this firm of lawyers was worth more
to the Oregon Pacific railroad by $2,300
per month than the attorneys under the
Hogg management Of the truth of
this the writer knows not. But it does
seem that laborers, material men and
merchants who have been carrying the
Oregon Pacific for three years can by
these facts see where their money has '
But how for Mr. Fay to denounce
all the men who ard so unfortunate as
to have become the owners of those
claims by such hard names, it would
seem is carrying the joke a little too
far, especially when we contemplate the
fact that these slanders come from a
firm who haye made such stupendous
charges for services.
T. J. McCuabv.