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Official Paper of Benton County. CORVALLIS, OFU, AUG. 12, 1905. CITY OWNED WORKS. '"' Municipal ownership of water works and other public utilities means that whatever profit is earn ed "goes to the people, and not to swell the fortune of private individ uals or corporations. Oregon City is a town in point. The water plant there cost the c'ty $75,000 but there is a net profit now of a bout $6,000 per year, and the debt on the works is already reduced to $23,000 and is being swiftly paid off from the surplus income. An other case is that of Goldendale. The city was bonded in 1890 for $10,000 to install a system of water works, and since that time improv ments have been added to the amount of $12,000, making a total amount of $22,000 invested. Up to about two years ago the water was furnished by Hess & Cooper for $1200 per year, but at that time the city bought the pipe line at a cost of $6,000, and now the city owns all its water system. The revenue received by the city from the water is $5,400 per year and the cost of maintaining the same is about $4,800, or in other words the system is paying about 22 per cent interest on the capital invested. The Sherman County Observer says: "The Dalles has a bonded indebtedness of $72,000 for the city water plant. The bonds come due in about seven j ears. Of this amount, $52,000 is for the first is sue. Sufficient funds are now on hand to meet the payment when due. Interest on this fund offsets the interest paid to the bond hold ers. . A sinking fund is als 3 rapid ly accumulating for the later issue of $20,000, made a few years ago for an extension of the system. When the bonds are due, payment will be made in full. The revenue trom the water plant is 551700 a month in the summer, and about $1500 a month in the winter. Two men are employed to- look after the system at a salary per month of $65 eacn. This together with expense for repairs leaves the city over $1, 200 a month to place in the sinking fund. In a few years The Dalles will have a handsome income for all city expenses paid directly by the municipal water plant. . Sunday Excursions. Taking effect Sunday and continuing every bunday throughout the summer excursion trains on the Corvallis & East' rn will ruu sharp on the following schedule: L ea ve Alban v. 7 :3o a . m. Corvallis 8:o0 Philomath S:i2 ' Wren 8:31 Blodgett 8;50 ' ' Summit 9:05 ' ' Nashville 9:25 ' ' Norton a 9:39 Eddvville 10:00 ' Chitwood 10:13 ' Morrison 10:21 ' Elk City 10:29 Toledo 10:55 ' Arrive Yaquina 10:20 ' , Newport 12-00 N. Leave ' 5-00 p. in. Returning trin arrives at Corvallis at 9-20 p. m. ; Albany 9-55 p. m. Fare Corvallis, Philomath to New port and return, 1 .50. West of Phi lomath to Chitwood inclusive, Si; all points west of Chitwood to Sorrs inclu aive .75; all points west of Storrs, 50 J. C. MAYO, Gen. Pass. Agent. The S. P. is selling round trip tickets between Corvallis and Port land for $3 good going Saturdays or Sundays and returning Sunday or Monday following, either on East or West side, but good only on afternoon train from Albany to Portland on Saturdays if East side is taken. Passengers to pay local fare between Corvallis and Albany. Lots of Fun. Taking pictures. We have fine cam Graham & Wells. "I stuck to my engine, although every joint ached and every nerve was racked with pain," writes C. W. Bellamy, a lo comotive fireman, of Burlington, Iowa. "I was. weak and pale, withoutany appe tite and all run down. As I was about to give up, I got a bottle of Electric Bit ters, and after taking it, I felt as well as I ever did in my life." Weak, sickly, run down people always gain new life, strength and vigor from their use. Try them. Satisfaction guaranteed by Allen & Wood-eard. Price 5o cents. ADDING MANY FEATURES, At Considerable Outlay Inprove ments for First Methodist Church. Work is to begin at once for an improvement of the First Methodist church. The whole building is to be raised three feet. "The ultimate de sign is to excavate four feet, and install a basement room, ten feet from floor to ceiling, the whole di mension of the building, to be used for Sunday school and other pur poses. A gable 14 feet long and 36 feet wide, providing for an entrance and additional seating accomoda tions for 100 persons is to be added at the present south entrance. An entrance from either east or south is to be built at the southeast corner, flush with the street pavement on either side. Instead of the present narrow entrance, a handsome vesti bule with easy flights of steps will be features of the new main en trance. A complete new heating system is to be installed. The es timated cost of the whole improve ment is $2,500, and Charles Heck ert is to do the work. The completion of the basement room was a part of the original plan. Bids were received with that end in view and with the sequel that the church people found the cost beyond present means. The bid of Adams brothers was above $5,000 that of Mr. Buxton about $4,900 and the lowest bid, that of Mr. Heckert, about $4800. Ac cordingly, the present completion of the basement was eliminated. The church will be raised three feet and everything be made ready for the excavation and subsequent completion of the under room. The exterior arrangements will all be carried into effect now, with the result that the edifice will present a highly improved and far more elab orate appearance. Real Estate Transfers. Mary T. Wyatt to G. W. Allen, lot in Philomath, $60. W. W. Winegar to J. H. Heath 2 int. in lots 9 and 10, blk. 9, Corvallis, $4,000. Martha Avery to Florence Rosen- dorf and H. Hirschberer, n 1-2 blk 16, Avery's add. $1. 00. . Delia Garrison and hus. to W. J. Harper, part of Sol King place, $11,500. Adelaide Gerhard to Conrad Ger hard, 160 acres near Wren, $1,000, T. H. Hammer and wf. to Ade laide Gerhard 160 a. near Wren, $x,oo. First Nat'l Bank of Colfax, Wash, to Mary O. Wyatt, 320 a near Monroe, $4,500. W. O. Heckart and wf. to H. Harrison 2 lots blk. 3, Helm's add. $i,5oo. Heirs of George M. Starr to C. A. and Z. H. Davis 160 a. west Philomath, $500. C. A. and Z. H. Davis to Geo. W. Henkle, 160 a. west Philomath, $10. Mar" T. Wyatt to Henry Am bler 2 lots blk. 20, Philomath, $250. J. W, Foster and wf. to H. Hirschberg, small tract in Corval lis, $400. Joseph C. Bee, 135 a. $10. Wood to James P. Mc south of Philomath, George C. Fridley and wife to J. P. McBee, 135 a. south of Philo math, $4,050. The Bentley Realty Co. to Hen ry Oleman, 80 a. near Summit, $200. Ice Cream Social. The members of the Christian church will give an ice cream social at the court house park next Tues day evening, Aug. 15th from 4 to 10 p. m. We invite all friends to come and eat ice cream and spend a social evening with us. Moses Brothers. Corvallis. Are headquarters for .. ladies and gents clothing, underwear, skirts, kimonas, etc. Fresh groceries and the finest line of dishes in Benton county. We do a cash business and can therefore afford, to pay the highest price for your produce Before selling your eggs, chickens and butter, come and get our prices Satisfaction guaranteed. Quick sales and pleased customers is our motto. We have the only special delivery in the city for prompt de livery. Ind. phone 305. Bell phone 305. Remember When in need of hay and grub oak wood in 4-ft. 16 inch length. Telep ho Li. Xi. Brooks THEY LIKE IT THERE. Mountain Water And Gty Owner ship of Works Only Nine Kick ers in the Town. That the Ashland water works could not b2 bought for a quarter of a million dollars, is the opinion of A. K. Russ, who recently locat ed in Corvallis, and who came from Ashland, where he has resided for several years. Mr. Russ resides with his family in the Col. Kelsay house, and may, when he secures a suitable room, engage in the gent's furnishing line. Ashland owns her own water system, and it is on the gravity plan. The water is taken from Ashland Creek, a mountain stream. The income from the system last year was more than $11,000. Out of this a great many extensions were made, but in spite of this there was a net revenue of about $6,ooo, according to the statement of Mr. Russ. As an iliustration of what Ashlanders think of their water system, the following incident is a token. The water requirements, by growth of the town and other wise have so increased that they exceeded the city's water rights in Ashland Creek. In June the city held an election for an issue of bonds for $30,000, which amount was to be spent in buying addition al water rights. Only nine votes were cast against bonds, a faot that in a city of 5,000 inhabitants shows remarkable single-mindedness as to city own ership of waterworks and mountain water in Ashland. WANTED WHISKEY. And Wanted It Bad But Got None A Drummer's Experience . Ha was dry- that was plain to be seen. He wa3 headed for a drug stora, and when he reached Worth am's, he dove in. 'Got whiskey?" "Yee; lots of it," and the drug gist grinned. "Gimme a bottle." "Got a physician's pre scriptlon?" "No." "Can't get any whiskey here, then," grinning. "I'll writa me own prescription," whereupon the druggist handed nim a blank. He eyed it suspi ciously. To sign it, he realized, meant trouble if he attempted to palm bims:-lf off as a full-fledged doctor, which he was not, being on ly a drummer. Finally, after sev eral pauses, he filled the thing in, but irregularly. "It won't do," grinned the drug gist. "My Uod, man: its as good as gold." "Makes no difference; faint good for whiskey." The . mouth watered more and more. Whiskey right inside there, whole gobs of it, but not - a drop for love or money. "Come along now ; gimme a bet- tie. You'll never see me any more, "1 don't want 10 see you any more. Come on; I got to lock up, The door swung to and the bolt rattled, A sad-eyed drummer, who signed bis name O. B. Gallagher heaved a deep sigh and departed, remarking that be would nsver again set foot in this town. It happened lhursday evening and is onJy oue of many similar in cidents. At Bellfountain. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs Casterline died early Wednesday morning, aged nine days. Mrs. Laird and two daugtb'rs of Pleafaot Hill are visiting at the home of H. T. Bristow. Ol Taylor and family came home from the bay on Tuesday. D. V. Gragg is on the sick list. The little child of Mr. Haulter cut himself with an axe a few days ago. Dick Kiger wa3 up to his farm recently lookin after things in gener al. L. N. and J. H. Edwards were called last Sunday morniDg to the bedside of their nephew, Ernest Edwards, at Junction City. Dr. Philo Gragg and wife of Al bany, visited friends and relatives in this vicinity this week. Wanted. Bed Clover and Alsike seed, half car of each to fill an order, only pure clean seed wanted. Also 100 Shropshire bucks. L. L. Brooks, Corvallis, Or. Phone 155, Buy It Now. , Now is the time "to buy Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It is certain to be needed sooner or later and when that time comes you will need it badly you will need it quickly. Buy it now. It may save life. . For sale by Graham & Wortham. New Gasoline Wood Saw. . I am now ready to attend promptly to all orders. Ind. phone 835. W. R. Hansell. CAN'T NAME THEM. Birds at Gene Simpson's Poultry Yards Golden Pheasants There. A pen of China pheasants was shipped Thursday by Gene Simp son to California. Three or four such shipments are made per week now from Mr. Simpson's poultry yards. He has in his pens now, 250 young Chinas. They are kept in pens completely covered with wire netting and 14 feet square, of which pens he has 40 or 5o. Among other interesting birds at the place are 13 golden pheasants, now two-thirds grown. The best of luck has attended the handling of these birds since the old stock was imported from Canada last win ter. Of 15 hatched, but two were lost. A condition more melanchol ly followed the effort of Robert Johnson to grow the same species at the big prune orchard, where all the young ones died. J. M. Por ter, who was a partner in the same importation of old birds, has eight or ten new birds, two-thirds grown. Another interesting bird at Mr. Simpson's yards is a pair so far nameless. ' The two, not then more "than 24 hours old, were brought to Mr. Simpson by a boy. They are big birds now, but from their plumage and shape it is as yet impossible to classify them. They have some of the points of an ordi nary grouse, but lack others. It is surmised that they are a cross be tween the grouse and China pheas ant. BACK TO HOSPITAL. For Second Operation And out Again Physical Director Trine. Physical Director Trine has had another operation. That does not mean that the first resort to the knife was unsuccessful, for on the contrary word to the Times by mail is to the effect that it was ' 'very successful." Often, however, suc cessful operations require secondary or finishing-up touches, and the newest one in the case of Mr. Trine was of that character. It wes per formed last Tuesday in Good Sa maritan hospital, and Thursday Mr. Trine left the place, and went to 361 Alder, where he is with rel atives, , The new operation had two pur poses to accomplish. One was to enable him to more perfectly close the mouth, which was- successfully accomplished by cutting done with the lower lip. The other was to give him better command of the or gans cf speech, and the statement is that the work was so perfect that the long-suffering patient will be able to talk quite plainly when the new wounds are healed. The last time, Mr. Trine was on the ope'rat ing table an hour and a quarter, The first operation required three hours. ' The fact that the wounds in the first operation have all per fectly and quickly healed is ac counted a sure sign that the old malady with which Mr. Trine suf fered throughout thi winter, has been successfully and permanently removed. Mr.. Trine left the hospital on Wednesday- of last week, iie re turned Monday, was operated on Tuesday, and Thursday he left again. His many friends hope that his last departure from the place will, be his final adieu to it. Miss Florence Wicks, a well known Corvallis'girl was the private nurse for Mr. Trine during both operations. I HAVE YOUR Sfiekete l PRINTED NOW j MORGAN, m. -PRINTER, . DOES THE WORK Cor. 3d & Jefferson Sts., Corvallis ) For Sale. Vetch hay. Grub oak wood in 4 foot or 16 inch length. Vetch, clover, Alsike and timothy seede. L. L. Brooks, Corvallis, Or. Phone 155. One Dollar Saved Represents Ten . Dollars Earned. The average man does not save to exceed ten per cent, of his earnings. He must spend nine dollars in living expenses for every dollar saved. That being the case he can not be too careful about unnecessary ex penses. Very often a few cents properly in vested, like buying seeds for his garden, will save several dollars outlay later on. It is the same in- buying Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It costs but a few cents, and a bottle of it in the house often saves a doctor's bill of several dollars. For sale by Graham & Wortham, C M. VIDITO For Bicycles, Ammun ition, Fishing Tackle, Sporting Goods, Etc. K Berry, Salesman The Right Prices. Two Doors South No Prizes Cbase I COFFEE In fact nothing goes with our coffee but cream, sugar and SATISFACTION P. M. ZIEROLF. Sole agent for Chase & Sanhorn High Grade COFFEE Wonderful Nerve. Is displayed by many a man enduring pains of accidental Cuts, Wounds. Bruis es, Burns, Scalds, Sore feet or stiff joints. But there's no need for it. Bucklen's Arnica Salve will kill the pain and cure the trouble. It's the best Salve on earth for Piles, too. 25c. at Allen & Wood ward's, druggists. For Sale. Wagons, hacks, plows, harrows, and mowers, driving horses, -draft horses, buggies and harness; fresh cows. If you want to buy, come in. I can save you money. H, M. Stone. Hay For Sale. Vetch and alfalfa, best cow hay in the Ind Tel 155. L. L. Brooks. All new wall paper at Blackledge's. CORVALLIS RATES To Lewis and Clark Fair Over the Southern Pacific. Individual Rates Rate One and one third fare for the round trip, 3.50. Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct ober 15, 1903. Limit Thirty days but not later than October 31st, 1905. Parties of lo or more Parties of 10 or more from on .oint, must travel together on one ticket both ways, party tickets will be sold as fol lows; Rate One fare for the round trip, 2.60. Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct ober 15th, 1905. Limit Ten days. Organized Parties, For organized parties of ore hundred or more moving on one day from one place individual tickets will be sold as follows: Rate One fare for the round trip, 2.60. Sale Date Daily from May 29th to Oct ober 15th, 1905. Limit Ten days. For further information call on W. E. Coman, Gen. Pas. Agt. . E. Farmer, Agt. Corvallis. Wanted. To co ntract from one to thtee carloads etch Eeed if price is reasonable. L. L. Brooks, Telephone 155 Mi. View. Gasoline Wood Saw. I have purchased the Boddy gasoline saw and can execute orders for wood sawing promptly. Indp. phone 339. Link Chambers. For Sale. Fir wood for sale. G. H. Carl, near C. & E. depot. jul-20-4t GoodforT Stomach - Trouble and j Constipation. "Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab lets have done me a great deal of good," says C. Towns, of Kat Portage, Ontario, Canada. "Being a mild physio the after effects are not unpleasant, and I can recom mend them to all who suffer from stomach disorder." For sale by Graham & Wortham. All Fresh Goods. of the Post Office. go with our Sanborn High Grade People who have a telephone heed only to notify Graham & Wells any time they want drug store goods. We guarantee to satisfactorily fill any tele phone order you mav s nd in. Wood Sawing. Done promptly. Satisfactio n guaranteed and prices reasonable, ind phone 349 or 692. Cummings & Cady. Oak Wood for Sale Enquire of S. A. Hall on P. A. Kline no. 2; or I. D. Bodine, Ind. phone 290. Teachers Examination. Notice is hereby given tha the coun ty superintendent of Benton connty wilt hold the regular examination of appli cants for state and county papers at Cor vallis, Oregon, as follows: For State Papers. Commencing Wednesday' Aug. 9, at 9 o'clock a. m. and continuing until Saturday, Aug 12 at 4 o'clock p. m. Wednesday Penmanship, history, spelling, algebra, reading, school law. Thursday-Written arithmetic, theory of teaching, grammar, bookkeeping, phy sics. c?vil government. Friday-Physiology, geography, men tal arithmetic, composition, physical geography. Saturday Botany, plane geometry, general history, English literature, psy chology, For County Papers, Commencing Wednesday August 9, at 9 o'clock a. m. and continuing nntil Fri day Aug il at 4 o'clock p. m. First, Second and Third Giade Cert. Wednesday Penmanship, history, or thography, reading. Thursday Written arithmetic,- theory of teaching, grammar, physiology. Friday-Ueograpny, mental arithmetic school law, ciyil government. Primary Certificates. Wednesday Penmanship, orthography arithmetic, reading. Thursday-Art of questioning, theory of teaching, physiology. Notice is further given to all appli cants for county papers, persons not known to the county board of examiners will be required to furnish testimonials of good moral character before certificate will be issued. Notice is further given that the author ity on which answers in theory of teach ing will be held is White's Art of Tea ching. Dated this 29th day of July 1905, at Cor vallis; Oregon. GEO. W. DEN MAN, School Snpt. Benton Co . Ore. Strayed. From Corvallis, July 22, a dark brown horse, white stripe on nose, one white hind foot, weight 1050. Finder will be rewarded by sending word or delivering to Vidito Bros. Corvallis. - Leder Bros. Have an up-to-date steam Threshing Machine with self-feeder and blower, and are prepared to thresh all kinds of grain, at custo mary prices. They have been in business for seventeen years and guarantee good work. Your pat ronage is solicited. Write or call on them at Corval lis; or phone to them at R. M. Wade & Co.'s store in Corvallis.