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Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, July 4, 1903.
What He May do to Iowa
Readers of the Gazette will re
call the fact that some two months
ago the sheriff of Crawford coun
ty, Iowa, returned to this county
one Russell Gifford, claiming him
to be insane. Benton county
officials had said Gifford exam
ined and he was adjudged insane
and sent to the asylum at Salem
Oregon has always been con
siderate enough to care for all
insane within her borders and it
seemed something of an outrage
that Iowa should leturn. to Ccr
vallis an insane patient, especi
ally when such patient had no
relatives here, nor any property
interests, neither were there any
sentimental reasons for so doing.
It would appear that the sheriff
' of Crawford county, Iowa, desir
ed a little trip. ,
But this did not end the mat
ter. The state of Iowa recently
presented a bill to this state for
the sum of S171. This sum
Iowa thinks due her for trans
porting Russell Gifford to this
city. A dispatch sent out from
Salem last Thursday contains
Gov. Chamberlain's views on the
subject, as follows:
Officials of the State of Iowa
got severe scoring from Governor
Chamberlain today for bringing
an insane man to this state, turn
ing him loose and then asking
Oregon to pay the expense of
"If this is the proper course to
pursue," says Gov. Chamberlain
in reply, "Oregon can find a con
siderable number of former resi
dents in the asylum here and can
take them back to their home
state and ask Iowa to bear the
He does not threaten that this
will be done, but he makes his
opinion of the action of the
Iowa officers plain and says that
it he ever knows of a sheriff
bringing an insane person here
again he will have the sheriff ar
rested and prosecuted.
The man who was brought to
Oregon was Russell Gifford,
formerly of Corvallis. Gifford
went to Iowa and the sheriff of
Crawford county brought him
back to Corvallis and left him.
The county court of Bento i
county committed him to the
Oregon Insane Asylum.
The Board of Control of the
the State of Iswa wrote to Gov
Chamberlain, asking that the
State of Oregon pay the expense
of transporting Gifford, amount
ing to $171. Governor Chamber
lain says most emphatically that
the State of - Oreeon will make
no such payment.
He informs the Iowa officials
that Oregon 'has always been
charitable enough to care for all
the insane found within her
borders, regardless of the length
of time they have been in the
state. He says that beyond
doubt if the states of Oregon.
Washington and California should
adopt the practice commenced by
Iowa, these three Western States
could get rid of one-half of their
insane patients by returning
them to Eastern States from
which thev came a short time
prior to their commitment.
After answering the letter ol
the Iowa officials, Governor
Chamberlain said in an interview
that there should be a law on the
statute-books making it a crime
for any person to bring an insane
patient to this state to throw him
upon public charity.
School work. Several persons j
were present as delegates who
have been connected with this
organization for over twenty-five
years, notably, J. H. Edwards, of
Monroe, and Prof. Sheak, of
The Rev. Dr. Beatty, of San
Francisco, and the official repre
sentative of the Sunday School
Union of the Methodist Episco
pal church, was present during
the entire convention and assist
ed greatly by his addresses and
explanations of some of the dif
ferent questions involved in Sun
day School work. His address
Friday night was especially high
ly spoken of by those who heard
The address 4 'The Bible as
Literature," by the Rev. Mr.
Green, of our city, was regarded
as an address of unusual merit.
The officers elected for the en
suing year are as follows : Presi
dent, J. H. Edwards; vice-presi
dent, W. E. Swann: secretarv
and treasurer, Miss Hollester,
president home department, Mrs
JKesoiutions 01 tnanks were
voted to Dr. Beatty for his ex
cellent services, and to the offi
cers of the Methodist church for
the use of the edifice. The dele
gates expiess tnemselves as very
much encouraged in their work
through the help of the conven
Mayor Johnson Estimates
The home of Mr. and Mrs.
Willis Vidito in this city was the
scene of a pretty wedding Sun
day, the bride being Mrs. Rachel
Murray, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Vidito, and A. C. Freeman,
rnuomata. ine ceremony
was performed bv T. T. Vincent,
at high noon, in the presence of
about 20 relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Vidito
acted as bridesmaid and grooms
man. After the congratulations
were over, the company sat down
to a delicious wedding dinner.
The bride was ; becomingly
gowned in white and carried
bouquet of roses. The parlor
was artistically decorated for the
occasion with cut flowers. Mr,
and Mrs. Freeman will reside be
yond Philomoth, the groom be
ing engineer at the Benton coun
ty saw mill. Both are estimable
young people, who have the wel
wishes of many friends in Ben
Sunday School Convention.
The County Sunday Schoo!
Convention held last Thursday
and. Jbnday at the First Method
1st church in this city was not
largely attended,but the interest
displayed from beginning to end
is reported as great and good.
Various excellent papers were
read and addresses made upon the
several vital phases of Sunday
Another Pretty Wedding.
Real Estate Transfers.
URGES WATER MEASURE.
J. O. Wilson and wt. to S. W
Homes, 1 let, Avery's 2nd Add
Minnie A. Wilson to S. W
Homes, 1 lot Avery's 2ud Add
Mehala K. Robinson et al to
Frank Francisco, qo acres s. w,
of Corvallis, $3,618.86.
C. C. Chandler and wf. to E.
E. Wilson, 80 acres in Alsea,$io.
Eliza A Belknap and hus. to
R. J. Watts, lots 3 and 4. Wells
& McElroy's Add., $2,500.
Wallace Baldwin to Morris
Senders, 80 acres north of Philo
A. N, Wood and wf. to G. A.
Cooper, 160 acres n. w. of Cor
S. K. Brown et al to Teresa
McDonald, 1 lot in Philomath,
Coast Land & Livestock Co.,
to John L. Robinson, 160 acres
west of Philomath, $10.
To the Voters of the City of
As we approach the date set
for us to vote upon the question
whether or not authority shall
be given our Water (Jommittee
to proceed with the issue of bonds
and the contracting for and build
ing of a mountain water system,
provided always, that they shall
find when finally approaching
such contracts and sale of said
bonds, that said water system
can be put in within the limit as
provided in the bill, and of such
material as they may find after
careful investigation can be re
lied upon to serve without decay
or breakage for a sufficient num
ber 01 years to lustitv tne ex
penditure; I become more and
more convinced of the fact that
many of our citizens have not
yet luJly satisnea tnemselves as
to the thorough practicability of
tnis mountain water system on
basis of cost approximating $75,.-
It is to such as these, men,
who are actuated wholly by what
they think will prove for the best
interests of our city and who are
Irom tne very nature ot tne im
provement in favor of it, if it can
be shown to be not too great a
burden, or what is better still
absolutely no burden upon our
taxpayers; that I wish to .briefly
address myself with the accom
panying statement of facts.
First permit me to say that I
have gone to the trouble to cover
the entire city in company with
auother and carefully count every
residence, hence the estimates
here given I am sure can", be re
lied upon as fairly conservative.
Also I may sav that oh account
of having figured for some three
months on this matter, which
finally led myself and associates
to submit an offer to install such
a plant under private ownership,
I think I may perhaps claim at
least an equal right to
estimates along these lines and
expect that they may be relied
upon,, as some others who have
done so and who make it appear
that this plant cannot be made
self sustaining, but heie I might
call attention to the fact that
they say also that they are in
favor of a mountain water system
under municipal ownership, but
that they want to wait and get
started right, etc. Now permit
me to ask it this appeals to ou a
an honest argument? for most
surety a cnange in tne maKe-up
of the Committee or Commission,
is soon to have an ample water
system of its own, but I am of
the opinion the college will be
glad to take mountain water
when an opportunity offers and
likely the additional income from
this service would prove quite an
acceptable ittrn. Besides the
city is getting service all this
time absolutely without cost
which is worth $1500 per anum.
I think it unnecessary to say
more, lor surely all aie anxious
for good wholesome water and
plenty of it, both from the stand
point of health at d fire protection
when it is so plain that it can be
thts had without it costing us a
sirgle cent, except we take water
from the system after it may be
installed and in that case we shall
most surely, be getting value re
ceived for every dollar so spent,
when the very low rates above
figured are carefully considered,
and don't fail to remember that
even though you should not rent
the water that your property will
have fire protection from this
most complete system, and thi
we must all confess is more than
the great majority of us have at
I surely have as little personal
interest as any one can have who
lives outside of the limit at pres
ent protected by the present
system, for I have a wind mill, on
my property, but realizing the
untold benefits from many stand
points 1 urge all to join in an
earnest support of the proposition.
Yours for an up-to-date city,
A. J. Johnson.
Doctors said He would not live.
Peter Fry, Woodruff. Pa., writes: "Af
ter doctoring two years with tbe best
physicians in V aioesbnrg, and still get
tint; worse, the doctors advised me if 1
had any business to attend to I had bet
ter attend to it at once, as I cou'd not
possibly liveanother month as there was
no cure for me. Foley's Kidney Cure
was recommended to me by a fiiend, and
1 immediately sent my son to the store
for it and after taking three bottles I be
gan to get better and continued to im
prove until I was entirely well." Bold by
Graham & Wortham.
The Diamond Cure.
The latest news from Paris, is, that
they have discovered a diamond cure
for consumption- If you fear consump
tion or pneumonia, it. will, however, be
be best for you to take that great remedy
mentioned by W. T. McGee, of Vanleer,
Tenn. ' I had a tough for fourteen
vears. Nothing helped me until I took
Dr. Kine's New Discovery for Consump
tion, Coughs and Colds, which gave in
stant relief, and effected a permanent
cute." Unequalled quick cure for Throat
and Lung Troubles. At Allen & Wood
ward's drug store: price 50 cents and $1,
guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
. Foley A Co.. Chicaso, originated Hon
ev and Tar a throat and lug remedy.
and on acoount of the great merit and
popularity of Folej'a Honey and Tar
many imitations are offered for the genu
ine. Ask for Foley's Honey auil Tar and
refuse any substitute offered as no other
preparation will give the sa'-tie satisfac
tion. It is mildly laxitive. It contains
no opiates and ia safest for children and
delicate persons. Sold by Graham '&
She Tried Five Doctors.
Mrs. Frances L. Sales, of Missouri Val
ley, la., writes : "I have been afflicted
with tiidney trouble five years; had se-
vrA TiflinA in mv harlr ttnii A frenliAntHf.
submit tsire to urinate. When riding I experi
enced much pain over tlif region of tbe
kidneys. I tried five physicians without
benefit and then concluded to try Foley, s
Kidney Cure. After taking three $1 bot
tles I was completely cored." Sold by
Graham & Wortham
Independent Phone 14
A. L. Stevenson
ndepcnoent Phone 201
Robinson & Stevenson
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance
A FULL LIST OF
CALL AND LISTS YOUR
D. O. H lest and.
CORVALLIS STEAM LAUNDRY.
Patronize Home Industry.
Outside Order Solicited".
All Work Guaranteed.
Cheap Sunday Rates Between
Portland and Willamette
Bent Her Double.
"I knew no one, for four weekE, when
I was sick with typhoid and kidney
trouble," writes Mrs. Annie Hunter, of
Pittsburg, Pa., "ant when I got better,
although I had one of the best doctors I
could get, I was bent double, and had to
rest my bands on my knees when I
walked. From this terrible affliction I
was rescued by Electric Bitters, which
restored my health and strength, and
now I can walk as straight as ever. They
are simply wonderful." , Guaranteed to
cure stomach, liver and kidnev disorders:
at Allen & Woodward's drug store; price
oue. - -'.
and a change to an elective rather
than a perpetuating: Committee.
etc., is not going to materially
effect its being self-sustaining or
otherwise.' Still we all favor
this change and this is now prac
tically eliminated from the dis
cussions. Liabilities to be provided for: Annually.
Interest on the Bonded Debt, (sav
$75,000. at 5 percent $3,750.00
salary bupennienaent, omce rent
and incidentals 1,400.00
binding una, alter 5 years ana up
to 20 years on basis of 5 per
cent, to retire $30,000 of the
' Bonds 2o years from date...
Sinking Fund, for betterments to
plant and replacements
Low round trip rates have been placed
n effect between Portland and Willam
ette Valley points, in either direction.
Tickets will be sold
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS.
and limited to return on or lie (ore tbe
Rate to ok Fkom Corvallis. $3.00.
Call on Southern Pa. i tic Go's Agents
JUNE 26 TO AUG. 4.
TUITION, - - $7.50
All Resources of State Normal School Available.
Board and room, $3.00 to $4 00 per week. Entire expense
need not exceed $30 00. Fact ltv of eiglr. Address -
E. D. RESSLER,
Total outlay per annum for the
first 20 years $7,140.20
Again, amount to be provided for: Annually
Interest on the Bonded Bebt. (sav
$45,000 at 5 percent ). . .'. $2,250.00
Salary Superintendent, office rent
and incidentals 1,400.00
oiujkiug jruiiu, aiLer 20 years ana
up to 40 years on same basis
as above, to retire balance of
Bond issue ($45,000.) 1,360 80
Sinking fund, for betterments and
replacements...'. r 600.00
Forced to Starve.
B. F. Leek, of Conccrd. Kv., lays:
"For 2) years I suffered aaonif, with a
sore on my upper lip, so painfni some
times that I could not eat. After vain
ly trvingr etfcrythiii? else, I mel it with
Bucklen's Arnica Salve." Ii'a great for
bnnip, cuts nd wounds. At Allen &
Woodward's drugstore; only 25c.
Gazette Bell phone No 341.
If your watch shows any irregu
larity or gives other evidence that
something is wrong ' with it, better
have it examined by a competent
watchmaker. You won't find any
more skillful or more exrjerienced
anywhere than right here. We clean and repair all sorts of
watches thoroughly and quickly and guarantee all our work as
well as our prices to be right. If your watch chain is beginning
to show signs of wear, or if you'd like a new chain for any rea
son, we are prepared to supply you with the best gold-filled one
made, at a moderate price. We carry the Simmons make, the
best knowu and most strongly guaranteed chains ever sold.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.
Total outlay, per annum, for the
second 20 years $5,610.80
Against which I think we may salely figure the
following monthly income:
Water rates for 250 residences at
S1.00 per month (average). . : .
Water rates for J50 residences at
81.50 per month (average
W ater rates for 100 barns at 37
cents per month (average).
Water rates for 200 lawns at 60 cts.
per month (average, $4-time. .
Water rates for business houses,
livery stables and public bid's
Total monthly income from the in
ception of the plant 8382-50
This gives an annual income
of $8,190.00 or a net profit from
the outset of over $1,000 pei
annum. This as you Will nott
includes nothing for water foi
use at the college, as some seem
10 tninic tnat tne college uas, or
WE WANT EVERY MAN
Women and child in Corvallis, and for miles and miles
around, to come and see us in our new store the Lafferty
building on opposite side of the street. Our room is 50x100
feet, well lighted and modern in every respect. We expect
to have it f.i id with House Furnishing Goods and will en
deavour to &h w you the sarce courteous treatment that we
have in the pi.3t. Ask to see those new oak Bedroom Suits,
considering quality they are cheaper than any you ever bought.
REM EM BET THE PLACE LAFFERTY BLOCK.