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CoRVAiJj:sr Benton County, Oregon; TuesdaSt, Airil 11,; 1905.
OUR WATER WAYS.
More Reasons Showed for Using
the Upper Willamette Rjver.
In an editorial a couple of is
sues ago we pointed to the neces
sity of maintaining an open river
the year around on the Upper
Willamette. This is not mere
idle talk it is a stern necessity.
In the article referred to a state
ment was made relative to the
construction and cost of the great
Brie canal in New York state.
This was done in order to show
the importance attached to water
transportation by the people of
In an issue of later date the
Journal takes up the matter of
"water ways, the salvatidn and
safeguard of Oregon . ". The ar
tide is worthy consideration by
all serious-minded people and on
this account we reprint it, as fol
There is nothing that impresses
an American in Europe more than
the use by the people there of wa
ier communication, and the com
parative neglect ot the same
means of transportation in this
country . There, every advan
tage is taken of the nat ural chan
nels of trade, and when they do
not exist or are insufficient for
the commerce no sum is too vast
to be spent ior the betterment
or building. Hamburg is 70 miles
from the sea and has to unload
and reload passengers and freight
at Cuxhaven. It is one of the
greatest seaports in the world and
it has been created by the expen
diture of enormous sums of mon
ey. From the upper Elbe it is
" said over 20,000 river craft of
5,000,000 tons arrive annually,
and lasj vear tonage aggregating
money and power, . expand its
trade and influence..
X the south one other com
mercial rival has the sympathy
and efforts of another great rail
road system, while we must de
pend upon ourselves. We ask
what is any great railroad com
pany doing for this city? What
great . system interests itself in
our welfare? The question an
swers'itself and we must depend
upon ourselves and force recog
nition. The instruments are in
Various Matters of Importance
' Received Attention
In the matter of advertisement
of Benton county through Ben
ton County Citizens' League, B.
W." Johnson J. H. Harper and
John F. , -AUen having appeared
before the court on behalf of said
league, the court realizing the
benefits to be derived through
our hands. JNature nas given indicious advertisement consid
us the advantages whichf if we ered it proper, to assist in such
will only use, will give to arti- worfc in a sum not exceeding
hcial trade restraints and nagi- tco,
tious contracts and agreements jn the matter of application of
ior diversion 01 traoe tneir proper Samuel T. Frazier et al, for a
and desired characterization. Irnnnrv road .the matter continued
uregon nas always nao ro depend to Mav term , of countv court.
more or less on itself. It opened in the meantime the court will
the Willamette river without personally investigate the mat-
government aia. it nas spent ter.
hundreds ot thousands on the Regarding funds due road dis
lower Columbia. It IS Striking triors Nn!. - nnrl 01 the rlerlr
the shackles from the upper Co- having made segregation of the
lumbia. Its people have what properties taxed in said new dis
they have by their own efforts, tricts finds the proportionate
It is strong because in the face of share of tax due district No. 22
adverse conditions it has over: to be $111 and of
come the obstacles in its
H S ernot exam, int-ane.. ... ... 5 00 j
C H Lee, exam, insane. ........ . 5 l'0 !
El eworih Post G A- R, indigent
soldier... ... , 10 00
C W Beck with, work Jerrj boat.. I CO
J E Michael, running Corvallia.
AM Taylor, election exp's 2 50
Sl"KECo.,EK irons ... ....... 12 00
A M Austin, repair grader. ..... 15 00
Beall & Co, repaire grader. ... . . ... 1 48 50
SOON TO CHAf'SE.
9,000,000 tons r lelt the port.
Glasgow, . on the Clyde river,
once a "muddy estuary"' a some
what longer distance from the sea,
is one of the world's greatest sea
ports; the river isso narrow that
vessels have to be launched broad
Compare these creeks with the
mighty Columbia and imagine, il
you can, the use that would , be
made of: it if it ; flowed through
, Germany, or indeed through any
other country in Europe. 1 All of
which furnishes a text that every
resident . of Portland, whether
property holder ox merchant, had
better taxe to neart, tor as sure
as water flows down hill just so
sure does Portland's future wel
fare, growth and. greatness de
pend on the use and development
of its water, highways. The soon
er this is realized the sooner it is
acted on,' the better.
In 1,200 rniles the Columbia
winds and flows from the moun
tains ot British Columbia until
it finally pours into the sea. For
hundreds of miles the ' Snake
river drains a rich territory until
it loses itself in the Columbia.
The Willamette drains the rich
valley of the Willamette and
joins its greater sister 90 miles
from the sea. . At the junctcon of
these rivers sits Portland. Where
would an empire ' builder locate
a city but at this point? Where
but here should be the great me-!
tropolis-of t the northwest ? How
have we. used, how are. we us
ing these talents, God has endow
ed us with? To what extent are
the producers of this interior get
ting the advantages which should
follow from water communication
and cheapened transportation.
Notwithstanding high moun
tain ranges bar the way and in
crease tremendously the cost of
the haul, the produce from the
very banks of these - rivers are
transported hundreds of miles
further and are marketed on the
sound. Why?. The answer is
but to out shame. Two great rail
road systems use their power, and
wealth to build up and increase
1 the trade of that city. They or
allied companies build ' great
business blocks for jobbing and
manufacturing i centers,, . improve
lands, Tiuild steamships,:' branch
lines of railroad, -and in. ..every
to be $111, and of No, 23 to be
way. 8o. It was ordered that the
It will grow stronger and greater county treasurer transfer from
because its dependence is princi- RQad District Fund No. 5 to No.
pally on itself, but we must be 2, the sum of $80, and from No.
up and doing. 11 to district No. 22 the sum of
To the sea the river is gladly Utti . . -
bearing its burden, but above Petition of E. A. Williams for
The Dalles it is only fretting rebate on taxes was denied,
away its usefulness as it floats on Th the matter of relief from
and on forever. There is the Ua-s-ps on retain 1r,trin Om-vnllis
place for action. - Now. is the 0n petition of E. E. Wilson, cov
time. Let lines of steamers go ering a period of two or three
as far as they will float and carry yearv during which time E. E
wnat tney can. iiven 11 at an wil
times of the year the service can- property to have been excessive,
not be maintained, this will soon the matter was settled onlgree
be remedied. Once the way is ment Gf sai(j p,. Wilson to pay
shown them ttere will be bsats $61 'in full settlement, r- '
enough; once let it be shown Scalp bounties for February
that this Gofiah can be met bv a Q,i -MamV, 0ilr,TOpq in th
David, there will be many glad sum Qf $22, in total. : --
to participate in tne work. The semi-annual rerjoit of the
Let us see if railroads then will financial condition of Benton
nnd it to their advantage because countv was filed bv Clerk Moses.
of reasons having no connection examined and accepted by the
with" our conditions to make con
tracts inimical to our welfare, to
abandon territory, water erades
anT .development in favor of The following bills
rivals . and mountain hauls and lowed
expensive , maintenance. 1 Once
mure ict us sav, wn ail sincer-iT t -m-Mo,
ity, develop and use your water- Michael Coffee
ways and , do-it now. The hap- Thos H Cooper. ...
piest, results, will and must G G Homing
FOE JUROES AND MILEAGE CIRCUIT COURT,
2 $ 6 00
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i.... 6 20
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- 8 60
....1 - e 40
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C A Gould.......
T If Read......'.
ST Kerr v..
G W Dixon.,...
Jasper Rickard. . .
W S Tomlinson.
j W Crawford...
Geo Linderman . .
E F Strouts
Members of the athletic asso
ciation at OAC have struck quite
a novel idea." They have under
taken to start a sortof gallery for
photographs, of various teams
such as football, basket ball, and
tract teams. It is the intention j h Moore
to have photographs of moi- GeoLmck.......... ........ -f 6 30
vidual. athletes . framed for the Wm R Stantorf.:., ............ 8 00
collection, that is; individual ath
letes who have established a new
college- record in; any event.
The collection once started will
be added t from year to year.
Pursuant to this idea, W. G.
Emery was awarded the task I
some time ago of mounting and
having framed pictures of the
various teams of OAC daring the Hotel Corvallis, meals jurors.".
past three years. Mr. Emery T V Vidito, constable fees.
has iust completed this work and Vidito Bros, , team hire.
1 w j Lane, expense no 00 a vj
A Blake. ...
R H-Huston .
C E Rice!...
. 5 90
f .1 55
: 2 10
Off With the Blue and on With
the All-Drab at OAC. " .
City Transfer Co., drayage and
freight 7 80
J H Simpson, road supplies 14 50
A Booker, road work' - 5 25H
Lee Heukle, hauling road scraper 1 50
R M Gilbert, road work . . . .. 16 50
T. A Jones, surv-ying roads... ..... " . 6 50
T A Jones, surveying S T Frazier
road....... 20 00
John Harris, viewer. 8 T FiAzier - '
. road........... 16 00
W D Barclay, viewer S T Frazier
road. . . .. ........ .g.... ...
H L French, exp's L & C Fair. ...
M Brown, witness Pros. Atty
R Brown, witness Pros. Atty.
J Brown, witness Pros. Atty. ....
F Williams, witness Pros. Atty .
Lou Gray, witness Pros., Atty. ...
A G Allen, witness Pros. Atty...'.
Victor P, .Moses, P. O. Books for
Assessor. . .... ... . . ... . . ...
Corvallis . Ind. Tel. C?., phones
for March & April.. ...v..l
E llolgate; Justice Peace fees. ...
M P Burnett, fees J. P. court
T V Vidito, fees. Constable
W C Corbett, juror J. P. court.....
L F Wilson, juror J. P. court
Alex Renme, juror J. P. court....
M C Miller, juror J. P. court. . . .
Mary Flett, witness J. P, court. ..
Lewis Gray, witness JP. court. .
A Allen, witness J. P. court
M Brown, witnecs J. P. court. . . .
NDayidson, witness J. P. court..
C O Huff, witness J. P. court
Geo Cooper, witness J. P, court..
Thos Cooper, witness J. P. court
Alva Newton, witness J. P. csurt
Beall & Co.x road grader
C L Heckart, work sheriff office. .
R C Kiger, salary stock inspector
D D Berman, supplies C. H . .
Mrs H McDonald, board Willie
S L Kline, mohair for exhibit. . . .
W A Jolly, County Commissioner
P Rickard, County Commissioner
Dated, April 8, 1905.
Attest:' . .Victor P. Moses,
A Thousand Dollar's Worth
"I have been afflicted with kidney and
bladder-trouble for years, passing gravel
or stones witn excruciating pain," says
A. H.Thurns, a well known, coal operator
ot uunaio, u., "l got no reliei trom medi
cine until I began taking Foley's Kidney
Curefthen the result was . surprisiug.. A
few doses started the brick-dust-like subr
stance and now I have no pain across mv
kidneys and I feel like a new man. It
has done me fiooo worth ef good.
Foley's K-ianey Cure will cure every
form of kidney or bladder diseased Sold
by Graham & Wortham. ,
When it comes to organization,
Lieutenant Quinlan is certainly
in the first rank. He possesses
the happy faculty of getting whai
be desires, and which is right
and proper, without any apparent
effort. But he gets it iit laree
doses, too. . " ..,
There has been a rumor float
ing around like a gentle zepher
for some time to the effect that
OAC cadets were soon to change
to an "All Drab'? uniform. It
seems to be settled nqw that the
boys are'' to have hew uniforms
ior their encampment at the
Lewis and Clark Fair. The
lieutenant has not insisted that
any of the cadets change irom
their present dress of blue to the
Vail drab, ' . but they are going to
change, perhaps to a man, just
the same. ' , " '
Since coming to OAC Lieu
tenant Quinlan has been in live
ly correspondence with various
uniform-manufacturing firms and
has at last selected a San Fran
cisco firm witb whom to place
this order. This .firm is so de
lighted with the contract they are
receiving that they agreed some
time ago to send a special cutter
and fitter to this city to measure
the boys for new uniforms .when
ever the authorities should sig
nify their readiness for the
Last Friday a telegram was
sent for this man to come and
he may be ' expected now any
day. The new uniforms are to
be of the regulation U. S -arm'y
pattern and the boys will present
a great appearance in them whervj
they go down to the Expositiou
This is great in more ways than
one. It is figured that fully $5,
000 will remain in the state that
heretofore was sent east of" the!
Mississippi every . year for uni-'
forms. , ,
It is very agreeable to have this
change effected at the present
time, as the uniforms of some of
ther boys were becoming a trifle
frayed. On the other hand, many
of the cadets possess new uni
forms. However, it has been the
intention all along for the boys
to change to "all drab" next fall.
In order that none of. the boys
shall sufler. by the change Lieu
tenant Quinlan states that those
who have blue uniforms in good
condition two month's wear will
be allowed them next fall. -
To change the subject slightly,
it is fitting hereto state that Lieu
tenant Qui ian has just been in
formed- that the authorities at the
Exposition are going i ' ll r iit
the tents for the cadets whfij ihty
go down in June. It semis as
though all Hie good thisig-i are
coming at once.
A twice-a-week newspaps
containing 72 colatna each
week of the current news of
All the local news all of the
time, with a large anvount of
An interesting serial etory
running jeverv week in the
R JMo8es........... ......... 4 00
R M Gilbert. . . . , . . . . . I . ... ...... 4 00
John Rowland ....... . . . . .
H H Glassford
' 4 00
A S Dresser, list for assessor.;
the numerous pictures' of large
sir. are eTeo-anrlv framed in o-ilt
A o L:, fi oo,J Glass & Prudhomme, office sup
Tw &1'-.Z t C A Gerhard, stationery,. x14 91
T F 7 ' A-Hen & Woodward, stationery.. 4 95
the athletic association and until Graham & Wens stationery 6 50
saia association IS SO iortunate as CorvalUs Times, printing, etc.... ""56 00
to secure suitable quarters of their ps T&TCo, telephones... 2 00
own, their collection of - photos Benton Co Review, stationery.. : 6 20
will be nlaced in the librarv at A Hodes. broom . . . 1 00
Frightful Suffering Relieved.
Suffering frightfully from the virulent
Doisons of undigested lood, u. (j. (array
son, of Lula, Miss., took Dr. King's New
Life Pills, "with the result," he writes.
"that 1 was cured." All etomacn ana
bowel disorders eive way to their tonic,
laxative properties. - 25c at Allen &
J D Wells, janitor;.........:... 40 00
Mrs D Huggin's, careCo. poor. . . , 106 28
V E Witters, exp's C H Mattoon 7 70
A Wil helm & Sons, eioceiies uoor 5 50
P M Zierolf, groceries poor. ..... i 18 00
A Coombs, expenses pauper 6 00
Sopt. W T Gardner, exp's Buflfum .
boy.'. ..t ... . 1 t)5
E Bennett M D, Co: physician-.. 8 75
F Francisco, wood for Zumwalt. 4 25
Wellsher & Gray, gro for Zamwalt 34 31
Geo. E Lilly, bouse "rent 'poor, . . . 5 L0
W U Malone, exp s burial A care
P V Wustrow... 37
way possible with theiririfltlteacei rrtridnm r-Ata Bigittt. ' 1 School
J D Wells, exo's..Cc!in.
Reform . .
, time is here, and you will need Wall Paper,
Carpets, Matting, and many other things.
You know where everything in the House Furnish
ing line is kept? At Hollenberg & Cady's, of
course. They have the largest line in town '
and their prices are always right. We have the
New "Eldridge B" Sewing; Machine
- now on-sale and would be pleased to have you call
and see them. - They are a Standard Machine,
: havelf the latest improvements, and we guarantee.
, the price lower than any . other. New line of
. Trunks arid Suit Cases now oh display and will
be -sold at astonishingly low prices. Call and see
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