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Corvaijjs. Benton County, Oregon Fiuday, Marcti IT, 1905
At Regular Meeting Of the Coun
cil, Monday Night, Something
New Came. Up.
The city council convened in
tegular monthly session last Mon
day evening. During the course
of the session it was proposed
that the city take up the matter
of surveying and estimating the
probable cost of constructing a
water route from Corvallis to
This provoked great discussion
for and against the proposition.
Mayor Irvine was perhaps the
most . ardent supporter of the
movement. It is stated that he
ehamDioned the proposed action
and said the survey and estimates
were necessary in order that when
the matter of bonding, the city
for $75,000 to construct city wa
ter works came up at the next
municipal election our people
could vote intelligently. 1
As is well, known, at the last ses
sion 01 the legislature a bill was
passed granting to Corvallis tha
power to issue and sell bonds not
to cxcc d $75,000 for the pur
pose of constructing water works.
A water commission was named
in the bill and, as we are inform
ed this commission perpetuates
itself by vote within its own
body on the ' retirement of any
! member. The members of the
commission are in the saddle for
life if they continue to pay taxes
on $1,000 ana do not reside out
side of the city, nor live beyond
the age of 74 years, according to
report. This commission is to
select . from among themselves a
committee to construct the sys
. tem, provided the city elects to
build public works. This ex
planation is necessary for an un
derstanding of the discussion in
the council Monday evening.
Councilman Emery said that it
was' unnecessary to go to the ex
pense of several hundred dollars
in having a survey made at this
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the fact that she has already got
enough debts to her credit. He
argued that provided the city votes
. for a bond issue of $75,000 for
the construction .of these works
that whoever contracts to con
struct them will do so on their
own survey and will not accept
- an estimate from any other source
even the commission might not
see fit to accept the survey and
estimate alter it was made, pro
vided the bond issue carried.
He stated that two experts had
already been over the prososed
route and made estimates, one be
. ing accepted as the basis on which
the present water company had
submitted a proposition to the
city. He thought this ought to
be sufficient for the enlighten
ment of the average voter in cast
ing his ballot.
Mr. Emery further stated that
$75,000 is the limit of the amount
the city is authorized to bond for.
and that this sum is to pay for all
these preliminaries; that when
the people vote for a bond issue
n the sum above , mentioned
' the commission will take ' thi
matter in hand and see that it
attended; and that the people, in
supporting this bond issue, sigm
fv their willingness to pav for
i - a $75ooo - water plant. A sur
? yey and estimate could then be
made and if it is found that it
cannot be constructed within the
bond limit, then it could be drop
1 ped. On the other hand, the
' councrlmen declare that the peo
ple might vote the bond issue
down. In that event, if the ex
i pense of a survey and estimate
was at present incurred, the city
would be out of pocket just ex
actly the cost 01 so doing. . .
Those who were in favor
employing some party to ; make
" - the survey and estimate seemed
quite certain that the city would
vote for a bond issue, and stated
' that in the event of thejssue car
tying, the , water commission
could reimburse the city in. the
sum the city was out on survey
. and estimate. At any rate, a com
mittee consisting of Senator P.
Avery, Councilmen Alex Rennie
and W.H, Hansell was appointed
to gather data and communicate
with various civil engineers with a
view to having the survey made.
They are to report at the next
regular meeting of the city coun
cil. '..'I. . ':' ;' .Vil
Bills were allowed on the
general fund in the sum of
$431.74; on the street fund in the
sum of $45-35-
In the matter ; of street across
C & E property, grading, - etc.,
Councilmen Rennie, Covell and
Emery were appointed a com
mittee to confer with the com
pany officials and report at the
In the matter of grading Tay
lor street, the street . committee
was instructed to investigate and
bring-in its findings later. Var
ious other similar matters came
up before the council for con
sideration. - -,
About two years ago a resolu
tion was passed whereby in the
event of afire in the city, the an armorer employed.
chief 6t the fire department was , lieutenant was also the one
authorized to select a certain
number of men to assist him,
and these men were to receive
for their services 50 cents per
hour, each. The chief was to be
allowed $1 per hour for his ser
vices.; Since then bills have ap
peared with more or less regu
larity and it is likely that the
former resolution will be rescind
ed, as the matter is getting pretty
expensive. ,' . . .. , ,
Lieutenant Quinlan Meets With
Success A Few Facts Re
garding His War Record.
Was Very Aged.
The death of William Butlei
occurred Tuesday, at his home on
Beaver Creek, about six o'clock
in the evening. He was 97 years
of age on the 17th of last Novem
William Butler was born in
Kentucky in 1807 and went with
his parents to Missouri in 1817.
From Missouri he went tCr"Kan-
sas in 1855. Here he remained
until 1864, when he crossed the
plains with an ox team and came
ta Oregon. He settled in Benton
county and has resided nere ever
This old pioneer, "Grandpa"
Butler, was known tar and near
and during his time on earth en
deared himself to many people.
Of a family of twelve children
who lived to be men and women,
but two sons survive him. They
are Martin and William T. But-
er, "and both reside on Beaver
creek. .'' ! ' ' "." . V'v
The remains of ..this good old
pioneer were interred in Newton
cemetery at one o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The funeral services
were held in Plymouth church
Women are more often affected' with
kidney disorders than men but attribute
the symptoms to"" diseases peculiar to
their) sex, while in reality the kid-
heys are deranged. Nervonsness, head
ache puffy or dark circles under the eyes.
pain in the back, are signs, of kidney
tioubleihat must not be ignored ,or a mat
ady will result. Foley's Kidney -cure, bas
restored tbe health of thouaands of -weak
nervous,' broken down women. It stops
irregularities and strengthens the urinary
organs, it purifies the biood and benefits
the whole system. Sola by Graham an
A complete line 01 Bicycle sun
dries and Cutlery on hand all the
time. . D. & A. . .
It would have been incredible brutality
if Chas. EV Lemberger, Tof Syracuse, 2T.
Y., had not done the best he could for
his suffering son. "My boy," he says,
"cut a fearful gash over his eye, so
applied JBucklen'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.
Foley's Kidney Cure
QMSMe vancya mna Madder nghu
Lieutenant Quinlan has re
ceived notification that OAC
cadet? will be given a camping
site right on the Exposition
grounds. Not alone this, but he
has been granted ' many minor
concessions. The boys will .be
encamped there from June 15 to
25, and' during the entire time
all will be granted free admission
to the grounds.. This is great!
The lieutenant has conceived
many good ideas in regard to
making the encampment of great
interest, and while in Portland
was asked by those in charge of
the Exposition to submit his
propositions in writing. Many,
if not all, will be accepted. ' ""
Lieutenant Quinlan has work
ed many changes in military
affairs at OAC. Before he ar
rived at the college, every cadet
was obliged to clean his own
rifle. The lieutenant now has
eally got into form the matter of
an appropriation of $15,060 to
construct a covered drill floor.
his was. granted at the recent
session of. the legislature.
Under date of March 3, in
response to request, he submitted
the lollowmg recommendations
to President Goode, of the Ex
Sir: I have the honor of mak
ing the following recommenda
tions with a view of securing a
friendly comparison of the re
spective abilities of the various
military bodies of the West:
let That the exposition authorities
provide for such a competition and in
vite all military bodies in the West out
side the regular army to participate, this
to include military Colleges. t
2nd That a trophy be offered for the
best drilled battalion of infantry.
3rd A trophy for the best drilled
4th A trophy for the organization
most 'efficient in the ceremonies pres
cribed in the infantry drill regulations.
"5th A trophy for the organization
moat efficient in mounting guard (no less
than forty men to be mounted and old
guard relieved.) "... v-
6th That the military band shall be
taken into consideration in counting
points in the ceremony. .
7th That all members, including the
members of the band, 'shall be bona
fide members of the organization, with
which they participate. -
8th That a list containing the names
of the organization participating and
certificates to the effect that they are
members in good faith of such organiza
tion, be handed to the judges at the com
mencement of the drill, by the officer
commanding the military body partici
9th That no special ' instructor be
allowed to drill in any capacity. ,:
10th Tuat the contest be decided on
point?. v '. .
-11th That the judges be members of
the regular amy on the active list, y
12th. That the decision of the j udges
13th That no more than 20 days shall
elapse from the first drill until the close
of the competition..
14th That the new infantry regulations
of the U. S. army shall govern, except
in military from Canada.
15th That a committee of officers,
available at present in Portland and
willing to serve, shall be appointed and
assemble at once, with a view to adopt:
ing rules to govern the competition..
16th That a cony of the?e rules, with
a list of trophies, " be sent to every
military college, independent military
companies in the . Vest and a sufficient
number to the adjutant' generals of Cal
ifornia, Oregon, "Washington, Idaho,
Utah, Nevada, British Columbia aud
A short time ago he rece vd
from H.. A. Greene, assistant
military secretary of the War
Department while General Young
was chief of staff," a letter telling
of General Young's investigation
of : his (Lieutenant Quinlan)
service and ability and convey-
inga message of perfect satis
faction and good will from the
general, whose chief of scouts he
was in Northern Luzon,
All reports on his efficiency
are of a nature that he may well
feel proud. He has two brevets.
He was recommended for Medal
of Honor lor gallantry in action
at Aringay River, Nov. 19, 1899,
being wounded in the breast.
Was recommended for brevet by-
General Young for gallantry at
Aringay, and by Major Batson
for gallantry in action at Libutad
and by Major Batson for gallantry
in action at Santiago,. Soragoza
and Carmin; P. I. For gallant
conduct by Captain Abernethy
for conduct in action at Marilas,
and by battery commander for
conduct in action at Tondo, La
Loma and Caloocan. '
The following report on his
Philippine service was sent from
the Adjutant General's office un
der date sf Dec. 15, 1903, re
lative to Lieutenant Quinlan:
' Was serving as an enlisted man
in Philippine Islands when ap
pointed 2nd Lieutenant of Volun
teers; served with Macabebe
Scouts, September, 1899 to Janu
ary, 1900; in hospital on account
of wounds, tos March . 1900; en-
route to , United States and on
sick leave to July, 1900; with
regiment in Philippine . Islands
to February, 1902; sick and on
sick leave in United States in
November, 1902; with regiment
at Monterey, California, to date,
being sick January to July, 1903-
Circuit Court Docket.
A week from next Monday cr
cuit couit lor this county will
convene. It is not known yt t
who the presiding judge' will be-,
whether Judge Hamil'on or Judge
Harris will ; adjudicate affairs.
However, the supposition is that
Judge Harris will be the man.
- The time, for docketing cases
for this term of court will ex
pire at 5 o'clock this evening.
Yesterday morning but 23 cases
had been docketed, and they we:e
all civil actions. There were ro
criminal cases on docket yester
day morning, but one was sure
to come in - before the time for
listing expired. This is the case
relating to the shooting of James
Lewis with a gopher gun, which
occurred some weeks ago on the
Spencer Bicknell farm a few
miles north of Corvallis. This
case will be brought by the state.
Clerk Moses stated yesterday
that there was a possibility of
another civil case coming in by
this evening. The total number
of cases on the docket willynot
exceed 25. Probably three or
four jmy trials will be heard.
It is interesting to note how
matters progress . some times.
This is to be what is called a
short term of court, as the last
term adjourned Dec. 2nd, yet
Ihere will not be less than 24
cases as against 19 in December
for the long term, or about 8
On Saturday, March a'5, at 10
a., m.. the preliminary will be
held in order to make up issues
and get ready for trial the follow-Mondav.
game warden' can secure. Mr.
Simpson has agreed to furnish a
number of birds from his splen
did pen and it looks as though
rh affair would develop into
something decidedly worih while
in the way of an exhibit. It will
certainly appeal to an Easterner.
Those who have been suffering nith
la grippe are reported to be much better.
Marcus Henderson has retnrne ! to
Portlaud. after a few days' visit with bis
father and friends.
The farmers are very busy this fiue
weather sowing the spring crop The
grain is looking fine.
Ben Ireland and Charley Armstrong
have been shearing goats the pst week.
Grandma Mercer is - improving slow ly.
Mis. Ella Perrin and Mrs. Alfred
Mercer have bees visiting their brother,
Sherman Gleason. the past few lav?.
Chester Header, who has been run
ning the engine at the Gleason saw
mill, returned to his home in Indiana,
last Monday. "
The attendance at the public school
has somewhat decreased the last few
days because of la grippe.
It is not very often one has the op
portunity of seeing a deer jump his
pasture gate, but the good fortune
fell to Mr. Stevens last Saturday
morning.-' Mr. Stevens -ras standing on
his tack porch when he heard a com
motion among his poultry and looking
up, saw a dear in the act of jumping a
5-tt-6 gate. The deer then trotted by
the woodshed, within twenty yards of
Mr. Stevens, and soon became lost to
view, owing to some, nearby bushes.
Mr. Stevens Bays he thinks the' deer
co j Id have jumped the gate had it been
two feet higher, ' as he performed the
hurdle with ease. .. .
Arranging for a Pen.
SIGNS OF 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 bave
pain in uie eyeuau, uruit, leiupiea ur
AU the conditions are curable by prop
er (classes, such as we will furnish you
after a scientific examination.
MATTHEWS, The Optician,
Boom 12, over First NationalTBank
. State ' Game . Warden T. W.
Baker arrived - in this city,
here but a few hours.
Thoroughbred Barred Plymouth Rock
cockerels at $1.00 each. Call on F. B.
Barnes at (Tranter, south ot Station or
address Corvallis R. F. D. So. 1.
for chlUlrmnt mafm, ntrw Jlo opiate ,
here especially ' to see 'Gene
Simpson regarding his pheasants.
After settling his business in this
city, Mr. Baker returned to his
home at Cottage Grove.
It appears that those in charge
of the Lewis and Clark Fair have
proposed to give Mr. Baker a
suitable pen, on the Exposition
grounds, for 7 exhibiting .. Qhina
pheasants and he is now scouring
the country for Mongolians. The
pen is to be a wire enclosure with
stumps, shrubs and trees within
to give it the wild appearance
necessary to a look of natural
Within this enclosure will be
found as many pheasants as the
A twice-a-week newspaper
containing 72 columns each
week of the current news of
. Benton County.
It is in crder to briefly touch
on the military career of Lieuten
ant Quinlan. He entered the
ranks but a few years ago ami
has advanced on account of effi
cient service until today he i
the only lieutenant who entered
the ranks as a private who hold
a college position. . , " .".
He was in scouting service in
the Philippine Islands four years.
A glance at our racks will
fair quality for 5 cents and
And save money. House-cleauing is at hand and we are prepared to furnish
everything needed in the home, at prices that defy honorable competition.
Our new Spring Stocky of Go-carts is here. :They are the latest styles fold
ing and reclining-i-and abeve all, cheap. T
In Wail Paper we have some nice, new patterns,
convince you that our stock is large and complete
10 cents per double roll "
You Will Want carpets, too. We can sell you a good quality (not the best)
at 30 cents per yard, sewed and laid without extra cost. Come and see.
lsibes, WsaherG, Wringers and