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NEWS OF CORVALLIS AND VICINITY TOLD IN BRIEF. The Comings and Goings of People Social Gossip, Personal Men- tion and Other Items of Public Interest. Prof. J. B. Horner is rusticat ing at Enterprise, Eastern Oregon. Miss Harriet Sheasgreen left Saturday for a week at Newport. Prof. Coote returned Saturday from a week spent in Portland and British Columbia. Secretary Daly of the college board was up Saturday from Port land on college business. What Benton lacks in yield of wheat she will make up in quality and quantity. The acreage is the greatest in years. Gus . Harding has threshed vetch that went 22 bushels per acre, and has another field that is expected to yield 30 bushel. Rod. Nash passed through town Sunday, e'nroute to the Stei- wer iarm m Manou county, tor a visit. It took six coaches to carry Sunday's excursion to Newport. All of them were well filled. Eigh ty fi'x persons went frcm Corvallis. Wheat is quoted at 70 cents at he kcal mills. That is within i ht cents of. the Portland price, and ts high as is paid at any point in the Valley. it is Salem priced Misses Lucy and Emily Adams who have been visiting relatives in this city left Monday for Portland to see the Fair. They will visit the Yellowscone Park before return ins: to their home in Massachu setts. W. H. Staats, well known iu Benton, but now a resident of Bend, Eestern Oregon, passed through Corvallis Saturday, enroute lor Newport for a month's sojourn. He is accompanied by his iamuy. Carpenter Wills at the college is making extensive repairs to Alpha Hall preparatory to the open ing of school. Renewal of some of the woodwork, papering and painting are among the improvements. An expense of $300 is to be incurred in the repairs. College opens for the fall term Monday September 18. Entrance exminations take place on Friday and Saturday September the 1 5 the and- 1 6th. It will only be about four weeks until students will be arriving. The prospects are bet tering for a large attendance. Wheat on Peter Rickard's farm went 20 bushel, on Ed. Buch anan's the same, and the same at Gus. Harding. Mr. Harding sa5'S there were berries enough in the heads to have made 30 bushel per acre, bnt they are so shrunken and small that they have apparently lost one-third of their bulk. He attributes this reduction to aphis. Eight or ten loads of wheat per day are arriving at the local mills. The grains are much shriveled, showing, the millers say, both the effects of the hot Satufday and the bugs. Apparently, but for the shrinking, the general yield of ' grain would have been fairly heavy. -The eirly morning train vi a the eastside out of Corvallis is be coming the popular route of travel. Passenger traffic on it is constantly growing, and is sufficient to war rant continuance of 'the present morning and evening service. Wednesday the train carried out forty passengers with ticket sales of about $100. A misunderstanding . exists with reference to graveling streets. The city now requires property owners to pay for the work. On several streets notice has been given that such imp'rovement is to be made. Some property owners have the idea that they cannot do the graveling themselves, but that the city intends to do it. That is not, however, the purpose of this citv. Property owners tnzy themselves make the improvement. It they do not do so, Ihe city will. Fred E wart, eldest son of Mr and Mrs. Charles Ewart has been in town a day or two, looking over . the electrical plant at the O A C with a view of entering college this fall. He is a Corvallis -born boy. He is a likely young man who has been several years employed as an electrician. He has noticed that men in his line who have been educated in the theory as well as practical are rapidly forging to the front, and he has determined that it will pay him to stop now and add to his practice that theory which is the key to success. He holds a good position now with an electrical company in Portland. Mr. and Mr?: M. M. Davis and Bueh returned yest-rday to New port, after a day at the Corvallis home. Proceedings in theGrfffoz rat k ruptcy are delayed by the fact that there is do federal judge in Port land. Judge Da Haven b8S le turoed to San Francisco, and Judge Hunt, of Montana, is not to arrive until Augus-t 28tb. Whether tbe latter will take up tbe bankruptcy on arrival is not known. Possibly the whole matter may go over until a new judge ie appointed and qual Friday evening there is to be a lawn Bocial at the court house quare, given by the Epwonh League of the Methodii-t church. In addition ta refreshments, the fol lowing prngiammp will be render ed eginnirg et 8 o'clock: Mule quarttt, stlcctt-d; recitation, Olive Mailow; .vocal eo!o. Dr. (Jatoey; instrumental eolo, Lihbi' Rice; ad dress. Rev. Fee8-; Vocal Duet, Mis ses Hall and Herbert; recitation Guy Mtore; vocal duet, Mrs. Bine and Mrs. Swarm; recitation, Josie Holmes; male quartet, selected. ; Four thousand O. A. V. cata logues bave already b. en sent oat ?ince the edition was printed two months agu. The original supply was 5,000, so that only 1,000 re mains on hand. It bss 'become necessary, for the present, to discon tinue sending them out, notwith standing toe continued demand. teoause students on arrival will nted a Fupply for us? in determin ing their course of ttudy and other n quirements, such as eupplies acd the like. The condition points to a Iage atttndance of etudentB egain the comiDg year. It ie probable the mailing of catalogues will be re sumed shortly. A real estate deal that from ev ery standpoint is prcbably thetwift et thing on record, transpired Monday. Mrs. Mills, a Nebraska lady, arrived Saturday, looking for a location. She went at once out to Oak Ridgs to visit relativep. At 10 Monday 6he re-arrived in Cor vallis. At one o'clock, she took the westside for Forest Gtove, hav ing during the three houis sojourn purchased an $1,800 town property. That was swift tradirg, but swifter etill was the other part of the trans acton. That same day, Mr?. VVeb- ber placed her jeddenc- property in the hands of Amblfr & Watters to sell. Within one hour from the time she did so, the property had been pold and the trade all closed up. Mrs. Mills got Mrs. Webber's property. REDUCED FXCURSION RATE To the Seaside and Mountain sorts for the Summer Va- Re- On and after Tan". 1st. the Southern Pacific in connection wi'h tte Corvaliis & Eastern railroad will have on sale round trip tickets from points on their lines to Newport, aquina and Detroit at verv low rates, good for return until October 10th, 19c 5. Three dav tickets to iSewport and Ya- qnina good going Saturdays and return ing Mondays ara also on sale from all eastside points from Portland to Eugene, inclusive, and from all westside points Season tickets from all eastside points Portland to Eugene in elusive and from all Westsid e points are also on sale to Detroit ht verv low rates with stopover privileges at Mill City or any other point east enabling jounsts to visit the Santiam and Breicen bush hot springs in the Uascgde moon tains which all can be reached in a day Season tickets will be good for return from nil nninta October loth. Three dav tickets will be good going Saturdays and returning Mondays onlv. " Tickets from Portland and vicinity will be good for return via the east or the west side at ODtion of passenger. Ticksts from Eu gene and vicinity will be good going via . -r f, - f- 1 1 1 1 - r J tne ljeuanon-epringneiQ oranuu, 11 uc- sirea. .Baggage on JNewporr. ticKets checked through to Newpoit: on Ya- quina to Yaquina only. S. P. trains connect witn tne u. s a. at Albanv and Corvallis for Yaquina and Newport. Trains on the C. & E. for Detroit will leave A lbany at 7;3o a. m. enabling tourists to the hot springs to reach there the same dav. '.train from and to Corvallis connect with all east side trains on the S. P- Full information as to rates, time ta bles, etc can be obtained on application to J. C. Mayo, (ien. Pass. agt. u. s a,. K. K .; Albany; w. uotnan, j. r, a.. P.: Co. Portland or to any S, P. or C. & E. agent. Kate from Corvallis to jNewport, j-3-75-Rate from- " to Yaquina, $3. " to Detroit, 3.25 Three dav rate from Corvallis to Ya quina or Newport, $2.50. Notice. We are here to do all kinds of ma chine work, casting, repairing ana building engines, etc; on short notice, and at reasonable prices. , Work ' guar anteed. Franklin Iron Works Co. Notice to Taxpayers. NOTICE is hereby Riven that the County Board ol Equalization for Benton county, "state of Ore gon, will attend at the office of the county clerk, of Benton county, Oregon, in the county court house, in Corvallis, said county and state, on Monday, August 2Sth, 1905, ;the same being the last Monday In said month and the tlmeifixed by law for the meeting of said board) and continue in session one week, at which time they will publicly examine the assessment roUs ot said Benton county, Oregon, lor the year 190.5, and correct all errors in valuation, description or qualities of lands, lots, or other property. All persons Interested are required to appear at the place aud time above appointed. T. H. DAVTS, -Assessor of Benton County, State of Oieon. Dated this 1st day ol August, 1905. MAY DAY FESTIVALS. TiiT Were Celebrated Ir the Time ot the Ancient Romans. For ages May day ha been a time of general rejoicing. All over Christen dom its advent is hailed wrth'-delight. The birds, the bees and the flowers Join us in an annual celebration of the day. Nature has at last thrown off the enow quilt with which she has braved the ravages of winter and glows re splendent in buds and blossoms. The streams have broken their icy fetters and burst forth into joyous accompani ments to myriads of bird choristers. And humanity, overpowered by tbe same glad spirit, seeks the woods and the fields to revel in the wealth of ver Cure so lavishly spread out. Among the Romans this feeling found vent in their Floralia, or florea games, which began on the 28th of April and lasted several days. We read that "nations taking more or less their ori gin from Rome have settled upon the 1st of May as the special time for fetes of the same kind. With ancients and moderns alike it was an instinctive rush into the fields to revel in the bloom which was newly presented on the meadows and the trees." The barbarous Celtic populations held a heathen festival on this day, but we ere not told that it was in ariy way connected with flowers. It was called Beltein and was celebrated by kindling fires on the hilltops at night. Within the remembrance of many the peasant ry of Ireland, the Isle of Man and of the Scottish highlands also held simi lar celebrations. Table Talk. ' THE DIAMOND. It Was Probably In Its Original State a Vegetable Product. Originally the diamond was probably a vegetable product exuded from some ancient tree. Positive evidence on the subject is not forthcoming, but the con currence of such authorities as New ton, Brewster, Jameson and Lavoisier, who trace it to a vegetable source, must, in the absence of decisive nega tive proof, make this hypothesis prob able. The crystalline form of the diamond is undoubtedly due to the action of heat, and the occurrence of these stones In igneous rocks and mica slate, espe cially at the Cape, lends color to the view that they have been metamor phosed, as has been the case with graphite. This complete change may have been directly or indirectly due to the inter nal heat of the globe or may have re sulted from volcanic action. Indirect ly it would1 be accounted for by the' im mense heat evolved in the crumbling. fracturing and grinding together of the earth's crust in the attempt to adjust itself to the cooling and contracting in terior. Directly it may have been the result of a change in the direction of the internal heat, causing a fusion of the rocks of the crust, the diamond and other crystals being formed when they again cooled. , Tbe Name Niagara. "Everybody pronounces Niagara wrong," said a philologist. The accent of this beautiful Indian word should not be put on the syllable 'ag,' but on the syllable 'ar' the penult the one j uBiuie iu iusu iMuura means uarjs to the thunder.' Its accent should fall on the penult because the Indians them selves accent it there, because in prac tically all our Indian names of places tlit penult is the accented syllable. TI:!nk of the Indian names you know. r.;-.i't you accent nearly all of them on tLo syllable before the last? There are, f c instance, Toronto, Mississippi, Alle glrny, Appalachicola, Narragansett, T: ocaloosa, Saratoga, Ticonderoga, Os wr -o, Conshohocken, Wissahickon and H: chelaga. In all these names the ac cent Is on the penult. Niagara is a Huron word, and if you can find a Hr.ron you will find that he accents It as he 'does Saratoga or Tuscaloosa. 1 don't know how we have fallen into the habit of accenting it wrong." Chi cago Chronicle. A Good Recommendation. An Irishman was charged with a pet ty offense. "Have you any one in court who will vouch for your good character?" queried the judge. "Yes, sorr; there is the chief con stable yonder," answered Pat. The chief constable was amazed. "Why, your honor, I don't even know the man," protested he. ''Now, sorr," broke in Pat, "I have lived in the borough for nearly twenty years, and if the chief constable doesn't know me yet, isn't that a character for vez?" - ' A Sequence of Titles. A German periodical states that a very strange but none tbe less true fact Is that the predecessor of the late Queen Victoria of England was at one and the same time William L, II., IIL and IV. He was William L of Hano ver, William II. of Ireland, William IIL of Scotland and William IV. of England. Gettlns Serious. "I gues3 Mr. Olden doesn't feel as young as he did several months ago," remarked the observant man. "Why do' you think so?" "He used td Joke with that undertak er who lives near him, but he doesn't ao it any more." Philadelphia Ledger. A Sensitive Conscience. Carrie Goodness, ifs that horrid old bore, Wllkins. Tell him I have gone out Belle No. I won't tell a story, but I 'Will say that you have not come back yet Her Secrets. "Never, tell a secret dear. It would be a great breach of confidence." "What must I do with It mamma?" "WeU-bring it to mer JARS! JARS! snsnsssBBBBSHBeBBsasM sisBBaBasBsaa Ball masons Royal and COeir Stone Jars Tumblers and Jelly Glasses! BUY Diamond W Jar Rubbers, BEST ON EARTH Parafine and Sealing Waxj we: sell the: SAGINAW TOOTHPICKS Flat, Polished, Double Pointed ' Price 5 cents per Box. Hodes Grocery Independent Phone 20s WE BO NOT OFTEM CHANGE : Our ad., but our goods change hands every day. Your money exchanged for Value and Quality is the idea. Bis Line Fresl Groceries Domestic and Imported. Plain anfl Fancy Chinaware A large and varied line. We always keep when they are w t. IS Wanted Butter and Eggs at Moses Brothes HOME-SEEKERS If you are looking for some real good bargains in Stock, Grain, Fruit and Poultry Ranches, write for our special list, or come and see. us. We take pleasure in giving you all thereliable information you wish, also showing you over the country. AMBLER 6c WATTERS Real Estate, Loan and Insurance - . Gorvallis and Philomath, Oregon. THE Vegetables when tobe had. E. E.WILSON, ATTORNEY 'Al LAW. G. R. FARKA, Physician & Surgeon, Office up stairs in Burnett Brick idence on the corn er of Mad ison Seventh 8t. Phone t hoaseand offi WILLAMETTE VALEY Banking Company Corvallis, Oregon. Responsibility, $100,000 Deals in Foreign and Domestic Exchange. Buys County, City and School Warrants. Principal Correspondents. SAN FBAXCIS0 POR1XAND fThe Hanfe SEATTLE T California TAOOMA I NEW YORK Messrs. .J. P. Morsran Co. CmCASO- National Bank of The Repub lic. LONDON, ENG. K M Rothschilds & Song CANADA. Union Bank of Canada R. D. Burgess PHYSICIAN & SURGEON (DfEce over Blackled&es furniture ore. Hours 10 io 12, 3 to 5. Pbcme, office 21;Hes 454 Corvallis,, Qzegon. W. E. Yates Bert Yates Yates 5c Yates Law, Abstracting & Insurance.. ZieroW BuMSing Bath Phones. Corvallis, Or.. H. S. PERNOT, Physician & Surgeon Office over postoEce. Residence Cor. Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 13 to 12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be eft at Graham & v- -ham's drug store. B. A. CATHEY Physician & Surgeon Office, ream 14, BanK Bldg. Boarsi 10 to 12 and 2 to -4. Phitia, office S3. Residenc&361. Corvallis, - Oregon. J. FEED STATES ATTORKk I -AT-LAW. First Nat'l Bank Building, Set Abstract Books in. Eenioa, County P. A. KLINE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER Corvallis P. A. Klines line Phone i. O. Address, Box n. Pays highest prices for all kinca oi Live ' Stock. , Satisfaction guiiran-ied. Twenty years experience. E. R. Bryson, Attorney-At-Law. Sunday Excursions to Newport! ON THE G. & C. R. R. Beginning Sunday, June 18 and continuing until the end of August . EVERY SUNDAY Leaving Corvallis at 8:00 a. m., Philomath 8:15 a. m. Returning leaves Newport at 5 p. m. arriving in Corvallis at 9:15. at Albany at 9:55, Giving 5 hours at the beac h Fare round trip from Albany, Corvallis and Philomath $1.50 Largest Tne of matting in the city at Blackledge's. v CHOLERA INFANTUM. Child Not Expected to Live from One Hour to Another, tout Cured by Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Kemedy. ' Ruth, the little daughter of E. !N. Dewey of Agnewville, Va., was seriously ill ' of cholera infantum last summer. "We gave her up and did not expect her to live from one hour to another," he says. "I happened to think of Charnherlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Eemedy and got a bottle of it from the store. In five hours I saw a change for the better. We kept on giving it and before she had taken the half of one small bottle she was well." This remedy is for sale by Graham & Wortham.