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THE" COBWLUS GAZETTE. FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1900. Ladies' Silk Waists Good material. Good workman ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each. Underskirts Mercenized cotton. Looks -like silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop ular colors. $1.50 to $2.25 each Taffeline For fine skirt linings and. for shirt waits. Twelve shade. 50 cents per yard. S, E, Young & Son, Albany, Oregon. LOCAL NEWS. Dr. Farra left for Nome City, Alaska, yesterday. S. T. Jeffreys expected to leave Portland yesterday for Cape Nome. Born, Tuesday, May 22nd, to the wife of F. P. Sheasgreen, a daugh ter. Born, May 22nd, to the wife of Charley Ycung of this city, a daughter. The :Real Widow Brown" will be in Corvallis Saturday evening, and will entain at the opera house. The R. M. Davisson house and two lots on First street between Madison ami Monroe, have pased into the hands i f Marshal Miller. Oregon is the eighth state of the union in the production of wheat, her product last year being 21,949, 121 bushels. Notice ihat "Citizen's" article, referring to C.erk Wattera and reg istration does not have a border around it. Albany dog owners have been caused much uneasiness of late by dojr poisoners. This seems a most cowardly act for an ybody to com mit. The athletic teams of the O. A. C. and U. of O. will each contain the same number of men, twenty five, at the field meet in Salem, June 2nd. The Grand Cabin nf Native Daughters meets in Portland, June 15th. Mrs. G. A. Irvine and Mrs. Esther Reid will be the delegates from Cor 'allis. A letter received yesterday from Washington by Judge Burnett brings information that Brady passed bis examination O. K. and will soon be at work for Uncle Sam, Burt Barrtett, son of the post master at Monroe, departed last week for a trip to Idaho, in hope that the higher altitude of that sec tion will prove b.-neficial to his health. During the recent brief sojourn of "Hilda Hobson," or she may have been "'Lizzie Smith," in Port land, it is reported that a majority of the citizens of that virtuous city passed sleepless nights. The Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F., which has just held its annual ses sion in Astoria, has finished its la bors. Prof. G. W. Shaw and Wm. Bogue attended from this city and A. W. Bowersox, now of Albany, was also one of the delegates. Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Meyer re turned yesterday from CorvalHs, where they had been attending the funeral of John Rademaker. who died Monday near Oakville, in this county. Mr. Rademaker was an uncle of Mrs. Meyer. Albany Her ald. At a concert given recently in San Francisco by the Emporium Orchestra of that city, Dave Rose brooks was the cornet soloist, and Madame Bart Godair-Adams, so prano. The program was of the highest order. Mr. Rosebrook's solo was the concert polka, "Le Secret," by Hazel. Don't forget the days, on Thurs day, Friday and to t.oon Saturday of next week Dr. Lowe the old reli ab'e optician who has been coming to CorvalHs since 1891, will be at the Occidental hotel. If you need glasses and mean business go see him, otherwise don t as he is a very busy mati and has no time to waste on the idle and curious. Up to date the sheriff has seized three bicycles that did not have the tag attached as required by law. In each instance the owner took out his tag and paid the fine attend ing the seizure. What is to be done with a bicycle that is not re deemed, should such thing ever occur, is a question that e'en the sheriff cannot anrwer as there is no provision made for such an emergency. The CorvalHs Commission Store of which Mr. John Lenger is mana ger., is first-class in every particular, A complete stock of feed, potatoes bran, shorts, etc., is kept constantly on hand. Monroe and CorvalHs flour. Chickens dressed and un dressed. Poultry and eggs bought at highest market price. resh fish every Thursday. This enter- terprise means many dollars to the farmers and it should receive every Bicycle riders should remember that. after June 1st they are not al lowed to ride on any sidewalk in the city. : Tomorrow- there will be a grand piehio at Calloway's grove. Exten sive preparations have been made for a big time, and as the candi dates of the different parties will be there, it is safe to presume that the "big time" will be forthcoming Many people will attend from this city. Frank Thompson came over from his ranch on Big Elk, Wednesday. He states everything is looking well in that section and that he found the roads in a better condition than he had expected them to be. He wiil be employed for the next six weeks setting brick in the yard of Wm. Corbett. There will be no preaching at the Presbyterian church next Sabbath morning on account of the Memorial service at the Evangelical church. Sabbath school at 10 a. in. aB usual. Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m. In the evening at 8 o'clock there will be a short service conducted by Dr. Thompson. Topic "Memorials." The conductors' excursion to The Dalles next Sunday promises to be an event that will long be remem bered. Every available coach has been secured, and still there is not enough to accomodate many people who would like to go. There will be fifty-three coaches in the train and they will all be full, as is proven by the fact the management quit, selling tickets several days ago. A number of CorvalHs people will attend. Two yeais ago when the conductors gave an excursion to As toria the train numbered forty-five coaches. The Memorial Day program will be under the auspices of the G. A. R. There will be a parade formed in front of the G. A. R. hall, con sisting of above veterans, the Span ish War veterans, Women's Relief Corp, college cadets, the children of the public schools and the citizens. The procession will march to Crys tal Lake cemetery, headed by the college band, and then go through the ritual exercises of the G. A. R. At 7:30 in the evening there will be appropriate exercises in the Metho dist church. Sup't Denman will deliver an address, and there will be appropriate declamations and music. Let everyone take interest in Memorial services, for the occa sion is recognized by young and old as a day to be held most sacred. T. U. Segar arrived in CorvalHs Tuesday from Eugene. He is the argest fruit buyer oi Oregon and ships to the eastern states. Mr. Seg ar operates in fruit of all kinds, both green and dried, and at one lme has employed over dOO people to assist in handling fruit purchased n Oregon alone. He came here to prospect the field and estimate the probable crop of this season, as well as to tecure the refusal of as much fruit as possible on satisfactory terms. While here he visited the arge orchard of the Benton County Prune Co. with its manager, Robt. ohnson, and expressed himself as much pleased with the appearance of the orchard. He was unable to arrive at any terms whereby he can count on any of this company's fruit, as they are notgiving any body an option on their product at present. All membevs of Edward C. Young Camp, No. 9, S. A. W. V., will meet n Burnett's Hall at 10:30 a. m. Sunday, May 27, 1900, in khaki uniform with campaign hat, leggins and white gloves. The Camp will march from the hall to the Evan gelical church where it will attend memorial services. Ail Spanish or Philippine war veterans who may happen to be in the city are cordial ly invited to march with Camp. Frank E. Edwards, Capt. W. B. Scott, 1st Sargeant. By order of the Camp. Spanish War Veterans. SOME SIDE LIGHTS. Mr. Wattars Official Record Not So Clean, So Says "Citizen." Editor Gazette: I would like to call attention of the voters of Benton county to a few facts relative to the administra tion of the clerk's office by Mr. Watters. He is claiming on the canvass and it was claimed for him by the CorvalHs Times, that he sav ed this county some money by doing the work of registering himself without a special deputy for that purpose; but it is a fact that he at first asked the mem bers of the county court for a special deputy to register voters, then afterwards told them he would do the work himself if they would pay him what a dep uty would cost, and that is the understanding under which Mr. Watters did the registration work. He had plenty of time to do this work, but must have ex tra pay and is to receive extra compensation for it although he gets $i oo per annum for his ser vices by statute, and his deputy, Mr. Moses draws down every six mouths $88 or $176 yearly as such deputy. The fact is Mr. Watters has been a costly appendage to Ben ton county. He takes extra pay for transcribing tax rolls, he takes pay for his deputy's ser vices to copy journal entries pre pared for him by the attorneys in the various cases that come be fore any of the several courts, whilst Hon. B. W. Wilson a.nd Ira Hunter when clerks did and Mr. Crabtree, clerk of Linn county, does all this work, and in fact all clerks except Mr. Wat ters do this work without having the forms written out for them. Mr. Wilson was clerk of the courts held during his adminis tration as was also Mr. Hunter, while during Mr. Watters' ad ministration the attorneys in the cases are thereal clerk, he being a mere copyist or ameuueusis. Still he is always ready to draw his full salary and all extras he can get. He has never been a friend to Benton county. He buys all the supplies for the clerk's offices and for as many other places as he can get the privilege at high prices and from one firm, without taking bids for the same, just because this firm "treats" him very nice. Is it not a little queer that Mr. Wat ters is the only county official that is able to get a fine cabinet or paper file brought to the court house and then it is "presented" by Mr. Watters to his dear friend the lawyer. Is it not a little odd that the CorvalHs Times should make special mention that Mr. Walters recently ad vocated to the county court the purchase of new files in his office at a cost of hundreds of dollars to the tax payers when the court hesitated to make the expendi tures, and when everybody knows Benton county was already better supplied with equipments for clerk's office than any other county in the state? It is a lit tle odd unless we remember that Mr. Watters would like to bene fit someone who had the goods to sell, and wanted his attention called to the fact by publishing the same in the Times. It is a fact that Mr. Watters has held office most of the time since coming into the county, and desires to continue the rest of bis life. Some of us would not object so much to his holding office, if he would work for our interests in his administration of county affairs. Everybody knows that we have about the smallest county in the state, that the busi ness of the clerk's office is the smallest and that the present county clerk's management is the most expensive to the tax payers. If anyone doubts these statements let him consult the records aud satisfy himself. The writer has heard something about the purchase of books for tran scribing the records from Benton ton to Lincoln counties under the management of Mr. Watters. Notwithstanding all these mat ters the CorvalHs Times gives him and Mr. Watters gives him self a clean official record. It is far from it. Let us have a change. Citizen. May 23, 1900. John Radamaker. John Radamaker died Saturday evening, from pneumonia, at his home near Oakville, Linn county. He was ill for two weeks piior to his death. The deceased was a na tive of Germany, and was born Au gust 13, 1843, in Astorf, Hanover, Germany. In 1865 he came to America and settled in CorvalHs, where he worked for the following five years. At the end of that time, in partnership with his brother Carnsten, he purchased a farm in Linn county a few miles east of CorvalHs, where he resided until death. As a man he made many warm friends by his gen'al disposition and habits of industry. Tha funeral occurred Tuesday from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Philip Phile, in this city. The services were conducted by Dr. Thompson, and interment took place at Crystal Lake cemetery. A large circle of relatives and friends of Portland, Albany and this city attended the funeral and will truly deplore his death. Rev. William V. Jones. After an illness of about ten days with pneumonia, Rev. William V. Jones died Monday at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. W. Pritch ard, of this city. He had been a minister in the Presbyterian church for more than fifty years in New York, Minnesota, Dakota and Ore gon. Deceased was born October 9, 1823, in Wales, and came to the United States in 1845, locating in Minersville, Pa. He began his ministerial career in 1846 at this place. In the Presbyteiian church he was recognized as a man of great depth of thought as well as a most practical preacher. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and were con ducted by Dr. Thompson assisted by the clergy of this city. Inter ment took place in Crystal Lake cemetery. Four children survive him, Mrs. D. W. Pritchard, of this city, and a daughter and two sons, the latter three residing in Dakota. Another Widow. To see "The Real Widow Brown" is a rare treat one that will pleas antly linger in the memory of those who witness the most successful laugh-producer of the times. There is a plot not too deep and it affords excellent opportunities for the well selected company to dis play their dramatic and fun-making abilities to the best advantage. Interspersed throughout the play are the latest musical, singing and dancing specialties. The attraction is scoring a huge success and will be seen at the opera house tomor row night. Seats now on sale at Trask's Book Store. Prices 35 and 50 cents. OREGON'S RESOURCES. By a Gentleman who Recently Settled in Our Midst. Nearly every week there is a transfer of some farm recorded, In many instances the purchasers are from some eastern state. A gentleman who recently arrived from the east and purchased a farm, speaks as follows of our state, especially the Willamette valley: "Oregon has one of the most even climates in the world, especially the Willamette valley ; the temperature averaging above 40 above zero in the winter aud 64 in summer. It is not so hot in summer but people can sleep with cover on their beds. The state is noted for having no crop failures, cyclones, hail storms, lightning, bed bugs, potato bugs, hog cholera, sheep disease. More people who have reached ages ot from 70 to 90 years are seen here than any other country in the world. "In Benton county the crop yields are as follows: Wheat from 15 to 60 bushels per acre; oats, 20 to 70; barley 20 to 0; buckwheat about 15; potatoes, 100 to 500; beets 75 tons per acre. All kinds of vege tables do well. "Clover, timothy, orchard, rye, red top, blue and bunch grasses all do well. The people here recently demonstrated that clover will do well, producing wonderful crops of hay, is fine for pasturing and builds up the soil. "Fruits aie raised in abundance, such as apples, prunes, pears, phvns ! and cherries. W hue in the una ot small fruits there are gooseberries, dewberries, raspberries, blackber ries, strawberries and currants in great quantities. There are or chards in this neighborhood con taining as many as 150 acres. Hops do well. There is also plenty of game and fish. "CorvalHs, the county seat of Benton county, is a very pretty town of 3000 inhabitants, situated in the 'heart of the valley,' which its name implies. It is 96 miles south ot Portland, the metropolis of Oregon. In CorvalHs are found the various industries such as sawmills, flouring mills, etc., that give sta bility to a place. The finest college in the state is located here, the Ore gon Agricultural college. There is also a superb public school system, two railroads and as the city is situ ated on the banks of the Willam ette liver, there is also water trans portation for the various products of farm and manufactury. The state Experimental stations are lo cated in this city." There are a great many other fea tures of magnitude that the gentleman could have enumerated and then the half would not have been told. Adler's Durable Clothing AT RIGHT PRICES Men's New Spring Suits $6 50, $7 50, $8 00 $10, $12 50, $15 Young Men's Suits Stylish ia Make and Finish $4. 50, $5 OO, $6 00, $8 00, $10 00 $12 50 Nelson's Custom Fit $3 50 Shoe for Men AT KLINE'S. MIRACULOUS, IF TRIE. A Wild Man Supposed To Be A. K. Handy, Has Been Seen Near Fall City. At a Old Age. Wednesday, at 4 o'clock in the af ternon, the death of J. S. Felton occurred in Job's Addition- He had reached the age of 72 years, 7 months and 6 days. The funeral will occur from the Baptist church at 2 p. m. today, Rev. Mark Noble officiating. The deceased was born in Minne sota. He came to this city a num ber of years ago and up to the time of death was living with one of his sons. Some time ago he was attacked by pneumonia, and it seems to have resulted in consumption, that dread disease that is so feared by man. During lif he made many warm friends, who, together with relatives, will sincerely mourn his decth. Opened 1m Albany. J. A. Rot an, for 20 years a basinass man of Salem, has opened a furniture as d undertaking establishment in the Balti more block, Albany, aad invites the pub lic to call and inspect his goods. No ex tra charge for hearse where undertaking goods are purchased of them. Phone, Black, 401, Albany, Oregon. Interest has been revived in this city regarding the fate of A. K. Handy, who was lost in the mountains near Fall City in December of 1898. Monday's Ore gonian contained the intelligence that parties in the neighborhood of Fall City had seen a man ragged and disheveled, whom they believed to be the lost hunter. Mr. Joseph Wilson, of this city, son-in-law of the missing man, has been in communication with the authorities of Polk county, and the facts gleaned in the matter are these: On Saturday, of last week, Dial Wil liams, while fishing above Fall City on the Luckiamute, saw a man about ninety yards distant. He come toward Wil liams, but when within fifty yards of him, turned and ran back up the creek. Sunday, Williams and two other men saw the wild man again, and were with in fifteen feet of him. He had on an old pair of pants, worn off at the knees; no Bhoes or stockings ; a vest and shirt worn off at the elbows, and no hat. His hair and beard were eight or ten inches long. He had no knife or other weapon. On being spoken to, he made sort of gurgling sound in his throat, and ran back up the creek. Monday he was again seen and ran away. Tuesday, 61 men formed a search party, but no one saw him, although his tracks were discov ered. No search was made Wednesday. By order of the sheriff of Polk county three or four men are now camped in the viciuitv where this strange being has been seen and his capture is almost cer tain. The general opinion in this city seems to be that the man is A. K. Handy. The description, so far as size is con cerned, fits him, and the locality in which he has been Been is right. No one is able to explain, however, how a man could subsist through seventeen months without food or shelter, and no means of procuring either, particularly, when for four months immediately after he disappeared the mountains were cov ered with deep snow, and the snow storms were frequent. If this should be Mr. Handy the circumstance would be little shoit of miraculous. Meanwhile people are anxious for particulars. Additional Local For Sale. Clean, bright stock of Ladies' Furnish ing Goods and Fancy Goods. Address Box 415, CorvalHs, Oregon. Ko-nut, the purest, sweetest, most healthful cooking material made; call for it at Zierolf'a. Ko-nut a pure sterilized vegetable fat, at Zierolf's. For Sale. A well established milk route. Mast be sold by June 1st, Purchaser to take charge October 1. Address, P. O. Box 54, Corvallis, Ore. Mrs Mary Whitby, Mrs J B Horner and Dr Leeper, were dele gates to the state grange at Inde pendence. Relatives of Henry Allen and of Brady Burnett have received letters from them since their arrival at the nation's capital. Henry's letter was written on the 10th inst. and Brady wrote a couple of days later. They are both favorably located. Brady and Harry Hoi gate are rooming to gether. They both express wonder at the cheapness of the necessities of life in Washington, D. C. All of the national buildings, as well as grounds, are marvels of art that create a feeling of awe and grand eur when first beheld and their magnitude truly gauged. Another feature that made a great impres sion on both of the boys was the super-abundance of darkies. They seem to swarm like bees in hiving time. Some of them seem quite well-to-do and conduct business on a large scale, while others are as pDor and shiftless as could possibly be imagined, and in some instances their raiment consists of little more than atmosphere. Both Henry and Brady seem well satisfied with their surroundings and before now have settled down to their duties in the ensus department. Dn Shilohs Couah and tfrmii imniinn cure This is beyond question the most successful Cough Medi cine ever known to science: a few doses invariably cure tho worst cases of Cough, Croup and Bronchitis, while its won derful success in the cure of Consumption is without a par allel in the history of medicine. Since its first discovery it has been sold on a guarantee, a test which no other medicine can stand. If you have a Cough, we earnestly ask you to try it. In United States and Canada 25c., 50c. and $1.00, and in England Is. ad., S!s. 3d. and 4s. 6d. SOLE PROPRAETORS. S.CWellsi&o:j leroy,;n.y:. toronto, can. Sold tGraham & Worth am. THERE'S PROFIT IN TRADING HERE. LADIES who wish to avoid the bother of homework, or the details of dressmaking, will be interested in our new line of dress skirts. All the fashionable fabrics of the season are included in the line, and the skirts have the fit and "hang" af the best dress makermade. Take a look at them and you will agree with us. Prices from 45c to $6.50. fj-ROCERY selling in a depart ment store no longer attracts attention because of its novelity, but for the reason that the best of food products costs less there than the exclusive grocer charges. This store is easily in the lead in this respect, Our grocery de partment is appreciated by well posted buyers because it offers an opportunity to supply the family needs in this line at closest prices. Country produce taken. Whenever you find a properly organized and rightly conducted men's furnish ing stock in a dry goods store there you will find a successful one. Men no longer shun dry goods store furnishings, for they know they can get correct styles at close prices. We invite the attention of our customers to an especially fine and complete line of neckwear just opened. CHOE value consists in wear, style and comfort. If any of the three are lacking the foot wear is not good value. Our shoes are strictly reliable in qual ify, therefore long wearing; they are stylish, as can be seen at a glance; they are comfortable, be cause fitted by an expert. All our customers will bear out these statements. We believe this is the best place for you to buy shoes, and solicit your patronage. F. L. Miller. Every item offered below is proof of the above assertion. The quotations are only a very meagre representa tion of the values which place this store unquestionably in the lead. This store is crowded with the most com plete and comprehensive stock of dry goods we have ever shown. Every line was bought at close prices, and the goods will be passed along to our customers at the usual small margin of profit which has made this store so successful and popular. The New Spring Parasols Are Here, This store offers many attractions to economica buyers. A store that relies solely on low prices to win and hold trade is playing "a losing game." To win such success as this store is winning it is necessary that the low prices should represent goods of strictly reliable quality. Every woman in this city who is posted on dry goods, and who takes the time to compare goods and prices will admit that our values are superior. We make and hold customers by treating them right. We lead; others follow. 6 IF you want a stylish spring hat for $.oo, just as good as the $5. 00 kind, come here. The only difference is in the absence of the name, and "what's in a name." If you are willing to pay two dol lars for a name, buy the five dol lar hat. If you want to pay only for the Aat, come here. Agent for Kmgburry hats. OUR glove stock is the best patronized and most popular in this vicinity, because we make a constant effort to show a larger line, and offer better glove values than any other local dealer. It is not easy to do a satisfactory kid glove business. It requires long experience, careful buying, con scientious selling and a willing ness to be content with a small profit. We recognize all these requirements and conform to them. That's why Corvallis women can get better gloves here for the price than elsewhere. -8 EFORE your spring gown are fitted a new corset wil be needed. That goes almost without saying, for everyone knows that an ill-fitting or worn out corset spoils the fit of the dress. Our corset woman can help customers select the proper model one that will improve the figure. Consult her and you will be better satisfied with your cor set, and the fit of your dresses. Prices from 50c to $1.50. RECENTLY advances have taken place in all lines of cotton goods. Before the advance we stocked up with cords of do mestics shirtings, sheetings, ginghams, prints, and other cot ton goods. We are now selling these goods at just about what other merchants have to pay for them at present prices. You will find this store a good place to sup ply your needs in this line. F. L. Miller. encouragement.