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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon Fiday, Marcii 10, 1905.
Benton County has Great Tele
phone System Lines Being
The Corvallis Independent
Telephone system was connected
with Alsea,' Tuesday evening.
This adds 145 telephones to the
Independent system . and sub
scribers in the new territory now
talk to Corvallis direct. ,
The Alsea telephone company
was incorporated two years. ago
and constructed a line from A.
Malone's store, at the Alsea post
office to the Benton County Lum
ber Co.'s mill on Greasy, eight
miles from Philomath. There
the line connected with the
private wire of the Lumber Co.,
running from their mill to the
planing mill near Philomath.
The Bell Telephone company
arranged with both ' the Alsea
ber company for the use of these
wires and then connected the
line with Philomath.
- "V VCH1V.Y dl
ready well connected with' tele
phones. There is a line running
from Alsea store west to" J; E.
s and on over" to , Doc
, a aii aiiULUU,
Trom the store down
the Alsea rivet and ground what
is known as -"Missouri Bend"
and on to the head of tide. Still
another line runs from "the store
to Lobster and Five Rivers, and
then ; there are two other lines
from the same store, one south
to Charley Banton's" and the
other east to "Ruble Bros.T mill.
Heretofore, in order to get
Alsea from Corvallis, it has been
necessary to first call Philomath
and have Philomath to get Alsea.
Under the new r arrangement
Corvallis calls "Alsea direct, 'and
Alsea rings Corvallis direct. . Be
fore there were several farmers'
teleohones connected with- the
main line to Alsea, so that if was
necessary to talk through fifteen
farmers' telephones when talking
to Alsea. Under,; the changed
conditions there are no telephones
on the line between Corvallis
and Alsea.' "
Until the first day of April
there will be ; no charge for the
; use 01 the wire to Alsea by any
subscriber of the Independent
system.' Thereafter, " the same
rate as heretofore charged by the
Bell company, thirty cents, will
be charged for messages between
Corvallis and Alsea, and fifteen
cents to Philomath.' Several
have already taken advantage of
an offer for unlimited switchin
during one year for $2, or
for ten vears. This offer as well
as the rates" charged above, apply
to switching between any , tele
phone on the Alsea system and
. any telephone connected with
the Corvallis switchboard
An entirely new wire : was run
from Corvallis .; to ., the , Benton
county mills. This - gives the
subscribers to the Corvallis In
dependent Telephone system con
section with seven hundred tele
phones in Benton,, county, of
which number 240 are outside of
Corvallis. In addition to this
the system reaches seventeen
towns outside of Benton county
and is being constantly extended
Among the towns , are Dallas
I Independence,5 Fall City, Tan
gent, Brownsville, Lebanon
Harrisburg and Junction,
Philomath the Scene.
There is to be a rousiug time
at the Parents' Meeting at Phih
math, March 18. " A fine program
is almost completed. Those who
will participate in the discussions
are: Xev. i Laudy, Rev. F. W,
Tones, Prof. O. V. White, Prof.
L. B. Baldwin, Anna Wright,
Earl Brown, Supt. Denman, Prof.
A, N. Fulkerson, Mamie Fulker
Some of the subjects to be taken
up are: "The Bible, Its Place in
the Public School," "Profession
al Reading," "Taxatioa with
out Representation is Tyranny"'
"Our Educational Exhibit at the
Lewis and Clark Fair Our Duty
as Teachers" "Why? How? What
Does the Future Hold in Store
for our Girls and Boys? 'Citizenship.!'-,
. A committee has been appoint
ed trom the Philomath Public
School to solicit help in giving a
basket dinner at the school house.
The meeting will include - every
districtadjacent Philomath. There
will be a literary program fur
nished by the Philomath and
other schools, besides the .College
of Philomath and Philomath Col-
ege. A part of- the work which
was prepared by tne scnoois ot
the county tor the Educational
Exhibit at the St. Louis Expo
sition' and exhibited there will be
on exhibition at this time. This
work ' was recently returned to
Supt.' Denman. . This is to be
exhibited so that our teachers pre
paring work for the Lewis and
Clark Fair may obtain sugges
tions. The children, are to be
entertained by a phonograph program-,.
The program will .begin
promptly at 10 o'clock. , ; 4
Miller Promoted. "
In recognition of his ability
and worth as American Consul at
Niu Changs t, China, Henry- B.
Miller; formerly of this city, has
been promoted. - Last Monday,
March 6, Presidents Roosevelt
nominated N him . for Consul-
General' at Yokohama, Japan.'
Consul-General Miller succeed-
d John M. Bloss as president of
the" State Agricultural College
located ; in this city,' and Presi
dent Miller was ' succeeded by'
President Gatch. Not long after
eaving OAC Mr. Miller accept
ed a consulship in, Niu Chang,
China, a comparatively nnim
portant post. ; Here, what he did
was more " or less in accordance
with his own desires in- the mat-;
ter. . If he chose to. make him
self useful the opportunity-was at
hand, although he was not com
pelled .to great effort. , :'He .chose
to Jmake himself , useful, hence
his promotion. He is now the
head of the second consulate in
the Orient and his salary has
been increased . from $3,000 to
4ooo per annum. -
It is greatly owing to the ear-
neat recommendation of Secretary
nay that Mr. Miller has been
placed in so advanced a position.
He came near to being selected
Consul to Shanghai, the highest
consular post in the Orient. - :
Has Been Heard From.
During the latter part of Janu
ary U. A. Deanng, who lor
something more than a year
was connected with this' paper,
went 'to San Francisco. Weeks
passed and he ? was .not heard
from.- Under date of March 3rd
he wrote the followine to a friend
in this city; v ...
Am haying a great time in
this flea-stricken town. - Shall re
main here several weeks longer.
if I can hold on to blood' enough
to Keep the fleas busy, bo soon
as vour blood is gone they turn
to and eat the flesh off your bones
I haven't got much flesh. Re
member me to the "boys. ' '
May be in Corvallis some time
in April. 1
suppose 'Gene is
: Incredible; Brutality,
"- It would have been incredible brutality
if Cbas F. . Lemberger, of Syracuse, N.
Y., had not dime the best, he could for
his Buffering eon. "My boy," he Bays,
"cut a fearful gash over hie eye, go
applied Bucklen's Arnica -Salve, which
quickly healed it and saved his eye.'
Good for burns and ulcers too, Only 25c
at Allen & Woodward's drug store.
Cured Hemorhage of the Lungs
"Several years since my lungs were so
badly affected that I had bo many hem-
orhages,"wailes A. M. Ake, of wood Ind,
'1 took treatment with several physici
ana without any benefit. I then started
to take Foley's Poney and Tar, and my
lungs are .'now as sound as a bullet.
recommend it in advanced stages of lung
trouble." Foley's Honey and Tar stops
the cough and heals the lungs, anh pre
vens serious results from a cold. Refuse
substitutes. Sold by Grahm & Wortham
The Matter of Cleaning up and
Beautifying the City is Before
the Citizens of Corvallis.
At the meeting of the Village
Improvement Society, held in
the court house, Feb. 24, it 'was
voted to take active steps toward
civic improvements. Great in
terest was manifested by those
present at the meeting and. while
it is admitted that Corvallis is
perhaps as cleanly as. the majori
ty " of towns of her size, the
thought that she might be
rendered still more presentable
was uppermost in the minds of
those in attendance at the meet
ing. Corvallis is a-pretty town.' In
the spring of the year, one m ly
travel a long distance and not
find another such a beautiful
place. Nature has done much
for us in many ways. We must
now do a little for ourselves and
to assist nature. -
There are many reasons why
the citizens of our city should
materially assist in cleaning up
the town a little. One reason is
that common deceacy demands
without ' an air of cleanliness
in your, surroundings you will .-in
time cease to be self-respecting.
A city : of nonseltrespecting citi
zens would soph lose caste among
tie Deuer ciass 01 people. Jt ur-
thermorer for sanitary reasons,, if j
for. nothing else, -it will pay Well
to : 'tidy ud" A bit. Bear in mind
first and last, that no calamity
will t?fall you from being . too.
clean. Still another reason for
making the city presentable is
when she has her "hair curled,'
to use the term, she will be good
to gaze upon." Nearly all of us
delight in a degree in looking up
on that which -is beautiful.-- The
town can be. made not only clean-
but healthful and beautiful; as.
well.-. ..- -.- .:
But the people as a whole must
do the wqrK.- jao it you possess
anything ' that . is dirty, clean it
up: if it is already clean, make
it cleaner, v Let those who have
nothing to clean Vup lend moral
support to those who have..
This is the sentiment of. mem
bers of the Village Improvement
Society. Their work is done
without hope of monetary re
ward. They have drafted the fol-
owing resolutions tor signers
about town. Rev. Edwin Green
and Professors Snell, Lake and
Crawford have been circulating
the petition for signatures and re
port splendid results: -.- . , "
Whereas,- -This is the particu
ar year in which Oregon expects
thousands 01 visitors, and.
Whereas, -: It is important that
we make the , best . possible 1m
pression upon these people, and, "
Whereas, All the leading
towns ot Western Oregon, in par
ticular, are awakening to the ne'
cessity of arraying themselves in
their best dress, and v -,s f
TTTI WW . .
wnereas, Many 01 these vis-
iting people will come; trom sec
tions of the East where tne move
ment for civic improvement" has
become a factor in both town and
country life; therefore, be it "
Resolved, By this body, and
the following named citizens, that
we respectfully urge upon the
mayor and city council the urgent
need of requesting the chief of
police" to take ' immediate active
steps to have all public thorough
fares fully, cleaned up and kept
clean, and. that he be further re
quested to urge all property own
ers to aid in the work of beauti-
lying the city for this particular
Frank Dicker and wife went to Cor
vallis on a trading expedition. V -r- ,
Beaver Creek school is doing some
fine work for the Lewis and Clark : Fair.
Mrs. James Ireland an I daughter,
Noma, and son, Ora, have been bed-fast
this week with 1a grippe. . -
Tbe usual barnyard full of bones ia
not to oe seen now on Beaver. They aie
all in the harness doing farm work.
Mrs. George Manning, and sou, E-rl,
aa4 baby, took a fine lot of larm produce
ta Philomath maketthis morniug. .
Six years azo Feb., 28th., Earl Brown
and family arrived in Philomath from
Huntington, Indiana. They left there
. . ill
in 20 below-zero weatner ana lanaea
here in a heavy down-pour of Oregon
mist. How different that trom this
J. H. Daniel, called Dr. Logman, of
Pailouiath, to attend his baby, Carl,
who is quite sick. Hia son, George, is
also sick with la grippe Jack Gates
went home from suho 1 with the same
notorious personage' as an unwelcome
guest. 'V' ; f '
The la grippe is now going the rounds
and is slighting none. -. .
Sherman Gleason will Boon start his
saw mill with a new crew and a new
donkey engine. . ' , : ' "
. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniels
was quite sick one day last week.. :.,. .
Mr. Newman, of Monmouth, came out
last wees io stay on his timber claim, but
owing to sickness was compelled to re
turn last Saturday. , " :
' Lon Henderson has been a Portland
.visitor for the past two or three weeks. -
Columbus Weed was a Philomath vis
itor last Friday and Saturday . .
Mr. Baker, of Soap Creek, was up to
the valley looking ior sheep a few days
ago. ' " '
Mr. Keely has been shearing goats dur
ing .the last few. days ot, good weather, ,. ...
X ."W-inters and Wm. Parks each
sold a tine bunch-of sheep last Thursday,
Messrs. Stephens, Wright 'and Butler
were Philomath 'visitors last Saturday. '
OAK GROVE CHIPS.
Taxes are now due and' muse soon 1 be'
paid, and the average farmer 'beginning
to plan how to raise the money so as to
pay his quota before they: .become delinr
quent. . ..-;.,' .. . J y-A " ' '-
. Barney Cady has got his bop. yard all
cleaned' up and ready to begin cultivat
ing as soon as the ground gets in . shape.
This .makes "the third year that he has
had charge, of the yard and if he does
as well this year, as he has the two former
years hel will ibe '; able to ret ire and. live
hereafter on Easy street. . ,,' .- -
; Rev:; E."-:Jone8j of "Albany," was visit
ing at theLawrensbn" "home- Sat'arday,,
also was present at. Lyceum," Saturday
night . ' ..-..' '.,' '- -. '
Mr.' and VIrs. P. Karstens spent Sun
day visiting friends in Albany. ; .;
Mrs. Viola Woods, of Corvallis, spent
a few days this week visiting friends here .
Emmet Williamson and family '; left
Monday, for. Portland, where they go to
make their kome. ' "-
Mrs, S. P. Lawrenson is laid up with
la grippe. She has been confined to her
bed for several days. ; -u , . ; .v
Mrs.' Cady and daughters, - Bertha an-l
Effa, were here visiting "at the home ot
Mrs. P. E. Williamson, Monday.
And save money. " House-cleaning is at. hand . and we
everything needed in the
Our new Spring Stock of Go-carts is here. They
ing and reclining and above all, cheap.
tn Wall Paper we have some nice, new patterns,
convince you- that our stock is large and complete a
10' cents per double roll
You Will Want carpets, too. We can sell you a
at 30 cents per yard, sewed and laid without extra cost.
. , . .
Items of Interest In and Around
the O. A. C.' ,
The Philarlelnbiano art- nromr.
mg to entertain the Pierians Sat
urday evening. ' '
Miss Mabel Witbycombe let 1
Saturday for Brooks, where sht
will be the guest of Miss Mabel
Jones. .. . t. ...
An O. A. C. -visitor Saturday
was Regent Daly, who came up
from Portland on business con
nected with the school.
- Major Hardin and ' his battal
ion are now stationed on an is
land about thirty-five miles from
Manila where the major is in
command of a military prison.
The basket ball girls left this
morning on the . 6 o'clock train
for Portland, where they are to
play the Albany girls this even
ing. The game will take place
on the Y. M. C. A.' floor. Mr.
and -Mrs. Trine accompanied
them. - ' ''
Herbert Root returned to school
yesterday, after an illness of some
weeks. ; The students were so
pleased to see Mxi Root in chapel
that they all arose and : tendered
him "the nine 4rahs."
' Q uite a number j of ' students
lett this morning oh the Pomona
for Newberg to attend the State
Oratorical Contest. These who
went as delegates from the vari
ous classes were Lucille Roberts,
Mr, Shepherd, Seniors; Alice Ed
wards, Fred Ewing, "Juniors; Kate
and Mary Golvig and Mr. Hard
ing from the Freshman class.
The students: together with'; their
yells and songs will maket quite a
showing for O. A. C. t
Letters uncalled fpr week ending Mar.
4, 1905 : . Mark Adams, H Biuhl Ben:
net, Mrs. MA Baldwin, .Frauk Dickson,
Harry F Davis, Dee Davis, Mies C E
Fuller, J P Goach, D Groushead, W A
Jones (2),- Wiliiaffl Owens, Mrs F M
Plummer, Frank ": Reed, Clyde Starr,
W A Wr.ght. ;;- ' '' ; ":
: t -r ; B. W. JoHNsok, Postmaster.
shipping boxes, 15-egg
cent 8 each ; SO-egg size,
each at F. L. Miller'B
oey's Kidney Cure
makes kntnevs and Madder right
home, at prices that defy honorable competition
V&izeGs, Was he re,
SECOND-HAND . QOODS '
1 Women's KIdncvs.
! .Women aie more ften affected iwhh
kidney di8order8 than men but m
I the eymptonis to . dUfaacs pettuliar to
! lI"if! sex. while in reality the kid-
hey. are deranged. Nervcneness. head
ache puffy or dark circles under the eyes,
pain in the back, are signs ol kidney
tioubleihat must not be ignored.or a mal
ady will result. Foley's KidDey cure has
restored tbe health of thousands of weak
nervous, broken down womer. It stops
irregularities and strengthens the urinary
organs, it purifies the biood and benefits
the whole fystem. Sold by Graham and
Thoroughbred Barred Plymouth Rix k
cockemls at $1.00 each. Call onF. E.
Barnes at Granger, South of Station or
addrees Coivallis R. F. D. No. 1.
Strikes Hidden Rock
when your ship of health strikes ihe
hidden rocks of consumption, pnenmonr
ia, etc., yon are lost, if you don't get
help from Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption. J. W. Mcbineon, of Tal
ladega Springs, Ala, writes: "I had been
very ill with pneumonia, nnder the care
of two doctors, but was getting no better
when I began to take Dr. King's New Dis
covery, the nrst dose gave relief, and one
bottle cured me.''Surecure far soar throat
bronebkis, coughs , and colds. . Guar-.
anteed at Allen & Woodwad'B drug store,
price 50c end $1.00. Trial bottle free.
SIGNSCF FAILING VISION.
When your eyes tire in reading, "when
you frown or partly close the- eyes when
looking at an ; object ; when ' things
"swim" or become dim . after being
looked at for some time; when the eyes
ache, smart, or water; or when you have
pain- in the eyeball, orbit, temples or
forehead,-. - ,
AH the conditions are curable bv oro ti
er classes, such as we will furnish von.
after a scientific examination.
MATTHEWS, The Optician,
R com 12, over First National Bank
The Colonel's Waterloo.
Colonel John M. Fuller, of Poney Grove,
Texas, nearly met his .Waterloo, from
letter, he says : "I was nearly dead, of
these complaints, and," although I tried -my
family doctor, be .did tne no :goo.d;
so I got a 50o bottle of your great Electric
Bitters, which cured me. I eoneider them
the best medicine' on ' earth f1 and thank
God who gave yon Ihe-. -kn'owledge to
make them:" Sold and guaranteed to
cure, dyspepsia, Biliousness and Kidney
Disease, by Allen & Woodward, druggists,
at 50c a bottle. - - , ':; -
A complete line of Bicyc'e -sundries
and Cutlery on hard :.li the
time. . D. & A.' ' . . . ?:to j
are prepared to furnish
are the latest style
glance at our racks will
quality for 5 cents and
good quality (not the best)
. Come and see.