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THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 1900. Ladies' Silk Waists Good material. Good workman ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 eat-h. Underskirts Mercenized cotton. Looks like silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop ular colors. $1.50 $2.23 each Taffeline For fine skirt linings and for shirt waits. Twelve fchade. 50 cents per yard. S, E, Young & Son, Albany, Oregon. LOCAL NEWS. Jimmy Haj's made a business trip over to Lincoln county last week. Miss Jessie Hartman, of Inde pendence, was visiting friends in this city last week. Re.-. C. A. Hyatt, of Corvallis, who has a host of friends in Douglas county, is in the city attending the M. E. South conference. Roseburg Review. Tomorrow is Memorial Day. Let everybody, old and young, observe in a fitting manner the dictates of duty and conscience and honor the memory of our dead. During the closing session of the annual meeting of the State Grange, recently held at Independence, it was decided to hold the meeting in Albany next year. P. J. Leady, of Washington county, was elected state master of this organization for the next two years. C. B. Winn, of Albany, who has the appointment of census enumer ators for this and other counties has made the following appoint ments: Don W. Holgate and Won. F. Groves, Corvallisf Fred S. Tom linson, Wells; Wm. C. Reea, Dusty; Chas. S. Seeley, Al-sea; Benjamin S. Felger, Wren; Arthur Dittmar, Philomath. On account of the rain Saturday the managers of the big picnic at Calioway's grove saw fit to send word in all directions of postpone ment. After all the preparation made this seemed too bad, but the public will be allowed to enjoy a picnic at this popular grove about the middle of June; the exa.t date is not yet determined. Work wa3 commenced yest-rday morning on the residence of Mr. Oscar Heally, formerly the resi dence ot Mrs. Hattie Pygall. It is to be made a full two-story struc ture throughout; the foundation will be strengthened, and a new roof put on. Albrecht & Adams are doing the work, and they esti mate the cost of repairs at some thing near $500. Hemy Stuart, fore nan of the Sumpter Miner, has taken a com plete printing pknt to Prairie City, whete he will establish the Prairie City Miner, issuing the first num ber the latter part of this week. This seems to be a promising field lor a newspaper, says the Sumpter Miner. Henry is well known in Corvallis, where he had a steady "sit" CD the Gazette. Will the eagle scream in Corvallis the coming Fourth of July? All other towns throughout the valley are discussing this question, and in many instances have called a mass meeting of the citizens to de termine just how much patriotism there was in support of a celebra tion. A number of private citizens of Corvallis have expressed them selves in favor of Corvallis making a demonstration on this day. Forest Giove is among the latest towns to be exercised over dog poisonerH. A number of dogs of high and low degree have turned their toes to the dairies on account of an overdose of poison. In one instance a little girl, a baby yet, was found eating a piece of sau sage she had picked up on the street. It was promptly taken from her and was discovered to contain strvchniue. This was car rying th ngs too far and the city offers a reward of $50 for the appre hension of the distributor of the poison. Prof. W. W. Bristow arrived home last week from Eastern Oregon. He is looking well and will take a rest for a month or such a matter. In speaking of tthe crop conditions in the Umatilla country, the pro fessor stated that the old settlers agree that never before did the out look for the grain crop look so bright, and Prof. Bristow says that in all his experience he has never seen brightei prospects for an enor mous yield. The grain is now nearly waist high and the only thing that could occur to ruin the crop would be t'je hot June winds, a much-dreaded feature of that gountry. However, from the pres ent weather indications, it will con tinue moist for some little time and this will keep the air cool there, even if the wind does blow There has been a typical winter out in that section. Misses Elinor and Maud Tobin, j of San Francisco, are visiting at the I home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Yates. A free lecture by John G. Wool ley, of Illinois, the peerless prohibi tion oraior, will be given in the opera house tonight. The engagement of Gov. Geer to Miss Trullinger, of Astoria, has been publicly announced. The marriage is to take place in the middle of June. Jas. S. Booth, formerly of Ya quina, sailed from Seattle a few davs ago for Cape JNome. rhs wife will remain with relatives in this city during his absence. Harry Tracy, a populist orator of Texas, addressed a small crowd in the court house Saturday even ing. He is not a serious or con vincing speaker, but seems to take a very serious view of things political. Early Saturday morning the store and dwelling house ol J. A. Carter were destroyed by fire. The greater part of the household effects were saved as the fire started in the store. It was a very unfortu nate affair and Mr. Carter's loss is estimated at about $4000. The city council held a session Saturday and elected S. L. Kline a member of the council to fill the vacancy in the third ward caused by H. W. Hall's change of resi dence. It seems that at the city election recently held that although little interest was taken in the mat ter, a number of voters cast a ballot in favor of S. Chipman for the vacancy thus caus?d. In the minds of many peop'e it is a quan dary ns to just who is to fill the seat formerly occupied by H. W. Hall. As regards the authenticity of the reported wild man who mav be roaming the forests near Fall City, in Polk county, there is little fui ther known. J. II. Wilson, son-in-law of A. K. Handy, th? latter of whom many thought to be the man seen in that vicinity, made a trip to Polk county to investigate the rumor and returned without ascertaining any thing definite. Mr. Wilson states that very reliable men relate hav ing seen a man in the woods there, and that there may be some truth in the rumor cannot be denied. The search is to be continued and everything possible done to ascer tain the truth of this strange rumor. There were 24 applicants in to take the examination in the eighth grade work ot the public schools As the county superintendent can nat personally make all of theexam inations it has been arranged for him to mail all of the teachers in the different parts of the county the list of questions that go to make up the examination; these questions are to remain sealed until the ar rival of the examination. Instead of giving the name of the scholar examined, the teacher will desig nate by number. These papers are submitted to Supt. Denman for supervision, and as the papers of the different pupils have a number instead of a name, all fear of any favor in the matter of merit is done away with. On the third day of November, 1854, at a public sale of university lands of the Territory of Oregon, held in Corvallis, N. Huber, com missioner of the Territory for the sale of lands, an office created by act of the territorial legislature, sold to J. E. Williams 40 acres in Sec. 18, 10, 5, Benton county. Soon after the purchase, Mr. Williams died, the deed not bavin,; been re corded. Last week the youngest son of deceased was thinking of purchasing the above forty acres, but could not find who the owner was. Afterwards he was looking o-er some old papers of his father and found the deed for the forty acres he wished to purchase. The above deed had lested in seclusion for about forty-six years. EVADES AN ANSWER. The Times Does Not Explain Come, Be Straisntforward. Editor Gazktte: I notice that the Oorvaliis Times does not answer my ar ticle regarding Mr. "YVatters claiming to save the county money by registering the voters of the couuty without ex tra cost. He lauded liimself for doing this extra work, and the Times praised him for the same, when upon investi gation it was found upon his own solici tation he was doing this work with a view of getting extra pay, although he was then gettiug the princely salary of $150 per month more money than many a farmer earns during a whole year. If he had time to do this work, he should do it without extra pay ; if he did not have time for it he should allow some other person to earn the same. Still, thatisnotthe worst; he and the Times were misleading the public. They wanted it understood that Mr. Watterd was a hero, that he was doing this work of registering when Linn county had to employ a special deputy for that purpose. The explanation is the clerk of Linn county is willing to live and let live, and also not to sail under false colors. Again, Mr. Watters does not deny through the Times' aiticle that he re quires the lawyers to prepare all the journal entries iu the several cases tried. Honorable B. W. Wilson and Ira Hunter did not have to get the at torneys to prepare these forms for them, ueither does Mr. Crabtrte, of Linn county. A fifteen-year-old boy can keep the records of the courts if some one hands him the business transacted all written up so that he has nothing to do but copy the entries into the books as Mr. Watters does. Anybody who has been in court during Mr. Wilsons' ad ministration, and also in Mr. Watters', knows that Mr, Wilson was always hard at work during Jcourt times, while Mr. Watter's sits by nearly all the time listening to the cases tried, with appar ently little to do. This is because Mr. Wilson was clerk of the court proceed ings and wrote up the same while in progress, whilst Mr. Watters waits for the attorneys to get the "copy" for him. Mr. Wilson was clerk as was Mr. Hunter. Again, as was said before, the present clerk is not satisfied with a big vault, a big, long working room, and another big room to do the work of the clerk's office in, when the offices are supplied with cars, desks, files for papers cover ing nearly one side of the main office, absolutely three times the room and ap pliances of Linn county, while that county has more than three times the amount of business, but he must im portune the court for more files. Mr. Watters was not satisfied when he got this order for new files, but wanted more. The law has unwisely placed the purchase of supplies for clerk's office in the clerk's hands, and especially so when the people have a clerk of the buying propensities of Mr. Watters. The firm with whom Mr. Watters deals are not to blame for securing or ders without competition. They are un der no obligation to us, but Mr. Walters is "with" us and is our clerk and he should protect our interests. No one blames this firm for charging $30 for a book sold the clerk for Benton county, when after the court allowed only $20 for it, it was found it could be duplicated for $iG by Mr. C. Gerhard, a local dealer, and he then to get a commission. This same firm talked of suing the county for the$30, however, and yet Mr. Wat ters never; raised his voice against the extravagant demand. If we remember rightly, Mr. Watters himself sued Benton county once for $50 a month deputy hire in the clerk's office. He evidently believes in county law suits, for besides suing the county himself he advised the county court that the controversy between it and the city of Corvallis regarding taxes due the city collected by the county would be better settled by a law-suit. Law-suits cost money and the taxpayers have to pay the expenses when the county is a parly. The Times knows that when iu a former article we said "Mr. Watters is a costly appendage to Benlon county," vrA roforrurl frt Tiia fl.alini, it. fkia era- tionery business and supplies for the ' county generally. Why does he not come forward and say he has bought these supplies economically? He can not deny the transaction referred to re garding the $30 book, he cannot deny the souvenir distribution bearing the inscription "Compliments of Virvil E Watters, Clerk." All the statements made are true and he knows it. The sooner we get a clerk that will look out for our interests and not so much for his own and that of his book and supply firm the better for us. Let us have a man for clerk that will not sue us for deputy hire at $50 a month, and will not try to get the county into a law-Buit with the city of Corvallis; that will not ask us to pay him for registering voters, and then ask us to vote for him because he is doing it for nothing; that will do our business as a clerk should do it. Citizen. May 28, 1900. Obituary. The funeral of James S. Felton occurred at 2 p. m. Friday. Rev Mark Noble conducted the service. The remains were laid to rest in Odd Fellows' cemetery. James S. Felton was born on the 17th of October, 1827, iu Jefferson county, New York. At the age of twenty he married Miss Amelia Cowles. She died April IS), 1861, leaving six small children to be cared for. His second marriage was in August, 1875, to Miss Mar tha Jane Bonetree. He made a profession of religion and in ea.-ly life united with the Methodist church. His religious views under went a change and he embraced the faith of the Second Day Adventista. Mr. Felton came to Oregon about fourteen years ago, and has been a good and highly esteemed citizen. He was a good Christian, was well versed in Scriptures, and when peacefully passing away Wednes day afternoon at about 4:30, his last words were., "All is well." He left a widow, three sons, and several grandchildren, and many friends tomonrn their loss. Census Questions. The blank schedules to be used in the next census are now being distributed by the census offices to the enumerators who will go to work on June 1st. The schedules con tain questions which many people may thing prying, purposeless or excessive in number, but these questions have been determined by congress, not by the census office, and all of them have been asked in previous censuses. The only im portant change since 1890 is that some questions have been aban doned. On this question there are many features of importance hing ing, such as the determination of the number of males and females, their ages, etc., in the United States. All arguments regarding the future of any particular race or class of people in this country, such as the Indian, Negro or Chinamen, must hinge on the census. Notes From Washington. Notice to W. of W. There will be s special session of Marys Peak Camp, No. 126, W. O. W. at their hall Thursday, May 31, 1900, at the hour of 8 p. ni., for the purpose of electing delegates to the district convention, which meets at Independence June 20, 1900. J. H. Gibson, Advisory Lieut, V. P. Moses, Clerk. Opened in Albany. J. A. Rotan, for 20 years a business man of Salem, has opened a furniture and undertaking establishment in the Balti more block, Aibaay, and 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. Ko-nut a pure fat, at Zierolf's. sterilized vegetable The following interesting extracts are taken from a letter by a Cor- vallisite now in-Washington D. C, to this paper: I came East via several "scenic" roads but I saw nothing half so grand as nature's pictures along the Columbia. I he west-bound trains were filled with home-seekers fortunate people. Bryan boarded our train at Lin coln, but he kept himself closely tied up in his Pullman apartments until we reached Chicago. Proba bly he did not feel well. He had been initiated in an Elk lodge the night before and helped partake of a $2000 wine supper, lwo Liucoln democrats told me that Bryan would lose his state this fall on ac count of the democratic resentment at his action in urging the appoint ment of Allen (populist) for sena tor. The populists (the faction for merly known as the "Middle of the Roaders," are going to make a lively campaign. All the original populists in the East seem t; be associating themselves with the Barker and Donnelly party, and it is generally conceded that the fusion pops will be no more atter this year the leaders going direct ly kito the democratic ranks and and the masses drifting into the several parties. The populist party of the South never did iavor tusion. Barker and Donnelly will poll a heavy vote in November, heavy enough to justify its claim to bring "the" third party. I will take an added interest in the decoration day exercises in Washington from the fact that an Oregonian is to deliver the address. Our representative, Thomas H. Tongue, has been invited to act as orator, and he has accepted. This is only one of the many evi dences I have seen of the Washing ton recognition of Tongue s ability and strength. He is regarded as one of the ,"powers" of the house-no small distinction, when the average congressman is really small pota toes, indeed. His case illustrates the saying, genius is the capability of constant labor," for there is no harder worker in congress than Oregon's representative from the first district. Mr. Tongue wiil not leare his work to do campaigning in his dis trict. He knows that he has done his utmost to represent properly the people of the district and he be lieves that the citizens know this and that they realize that he will be in a better position to forward needed measures than a new man possibly could be. Reports from the several counties indicate that his majority will be largely in ex cess of that of two years ago. Hot weather in Washington has commenced already and we can un derstand the sweltering that is in store for us during the summer months. Brady Burnett passed his exami nation and goesto work next week. Henry Allen and wife are light housekeeping. Henry has been at his desk for several days. He is in the "population" section. John Pipes, son of M. L. Pipes, is in the same section. At Kline's. Adler's Durable Clothing AT RIQHT PRICES Men's New Spring Suits $6 50, $7 50, $8 00 $10, $13 50, $15 Young Men's Suits Stylish in Make and Finish $4 5. $5 i $6 00, $8 00, $10 00 $12 50 Nelson's Custom Fit $3 50 Shoe for Men AT KLINE'S. SSZ Additional Local An Open Letter. To the People of Benton Coun ty: I wish to say I am the regular nominee for assessor on the repub lican ticket for Benton oounty. Not being aware that the law required me to file my acceptance I was forced to come out as an indepen dent republican. I would kindly ask the support of the voters of Benton county, and if elected 1 will perform the duties of my office fairly and honestly to all. H. H. Glassford. Corvallis, Or.. May 28, 1900. Ko-nut, the purest, sweetest, most healthful cooking material made ; call for it at Zierolf's. Commissioner Godwin, of Lincoln county, arrived in Corvallis yester day to transact some legal business. See in the show window of S. L,. Kline the Rose Carnival prizes for the finest collection and most tastily arranged roses. Those wishing to enter for prizes should see Mrs. A. D. Morrison tor particulars. Ex-Congressman M. W. How ard, of Alabama, will address the citizens of the county at Cor vallis this evening. Mr. How ard represents the middle-of-the-road populists, and is said to be an abler orator than W. J. Bryan. The management of the state fairs of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia have arrived at an agreement whereby they will each select a different date for their fair. This is a gocd thing, as the attractions of each will not clash. From present indications the state fair of Oregon will be a greater suc cess than ever this year. The city water works of Gold Hill has again changed hands. J. J. Houck has purchased from the Gold Hili Light & Power Company their pumping plant and franchise, and has removed the plant to his flour mill above town. Connec tions have been made with the town reservoir and the town will be supplied with water this week. Valley Record. Throughout Oregon the stock raising industry is rapidly assum ing proportions of great magnitude. Benton county sends to the mar kets great numbers of beef cattle, as well as sheep and hogs every year. The John Osburn stock farm has sent to market many carloads of fine beef cattle this year, and when the steamer Elder sailed she had on board a carload of beef cat tle from that farm for the consump tive of the gold-seekers of that far northern region. At about the time these cattle will reach Cape Nome a large shipment of the "J. O." brand will arrive in Liver pool, England. So it will be seen that our home industries are often of greater importance and larger proportions than many people sup pose, even though they live for years almost at the door of an in dustry or business. Articles of incorporation of the Corvallis Oak Mill and Manu facturing Co. were filed yester day with the county clerk, the incorporators being E. W. Stroug, Neil Newhouse and Samuel Whiteside; the amount of capital stock being $4,800. The business of the company is to manufac ture hardwood articles and it pro poses to operate a sawmill in Polk county, and saw up some of their fine oak timber down there. Mr. B. G. Eeedy, of Tigards ville, Oregon, having been elect ed Master of the State Grange at its recent session, he becomes ex-officio successor of W. M. Hilleary, as a member of the board of regents of the O. A. C. Mr. Hilleary, whose term has ex pired, publicly bespeaks for Mr. Eeedy the same cordial and courteous treatment always ac corded him during his term as a member of the board of regents. Rev. J. B, Kelly and Miss Lilly Taylor, a daughter of Rev. Taylor of Philomath, were united in wed lock Sunday. The marriage cere mony was performed by Rev. S. M. Wood, and took place at the resi dence of the bride's sister, Mrs. W. A. Gellatly, near Philomath. Rev. Kelly is well known in this city, having occupied the pulpit in the Evangelical church for a term of four years; his bride is a most es timable young lady and there are many friends of the happy couple, both in this city and Philomath, who extend congratulations and hope that a full measure of happi ness and prosperity may fall to their lot as they journey through life. Rev. Kelly and bride will re side in Kings Valley, as he at pres ent occupies a pulpit there. Notice to Woodmen of the World. All Woodmen of the World Camp No. 126 of Corvallis, are requested to meet at Woodmen hall, Wednesday, May 30, 1900, at the hour of one o'clock p. m. for the purpose of marching to the ceme tery, and decorating the graves of their Neighbors. The Woodmen Circle is also invited to take part in the above ex ercises. G. W. Shaw, Con. Com. Ko nu t for sale at Zierolf s ; more eco nomical than lard. Ko-nut for pies and all pastry once used, always used ; for sale at Zierolf's. THERE'S PROFIT IN TRADING HERE. I ADIES who wish to avoid f the bother of home work, 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. "iROCERY 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. 'lA'HENEVER 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 ity, 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 economical 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. F you want a stylish spring hat for $3.00, 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 hat, come here. Agent for Kingburry 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. Y 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 fer them at present prices. Yon will find this store a good place to sup ply your needs in this line. F. L. Miller.