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FRIDAY. AUGUST 17, 1900.
Ladies' Silk Waists
Good material. Good workman
ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each.
Mercenized cotton. Looks like
silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop
ular colors. $1.50 to $2.25 each
For fine skirt Miliums and for shirt
waits. Twelve 6hade. 50 cents per
S, E Young & Son
Albany, Oregon.
There is some inquiry already
for hop pickers.
For hop-picking gloves go to No
lan it Callahan.
Senator J. D. Daly returned
Wednesday from a trip to Portland.
J. H. Roherts and H. L. Walden
came over from Albany Tuesday
The Fulton-Holgate-Lester party
are home from a delightful outing
in Alsea.
Prof. Skelton and Fulton are now
in the Bohemia mining district in
the interest of the O A C school of
Mrs. Ella M. Humbert will occu
py the pulpit in the Christian
church next Sunday morning and
Two carloads of Hour from the
Benton Mills went over to Yaquina
last week and were taken by steam
er to California points.
If all the weddings reported at
this office occur aa scheduled this
fall, house-furnishers are going to
do a land-office business.
A. Wilhelm & Sons, of Monroe,
have chartered the little river
steamer McMinnville. She will be
used this winter to make several
tiips up the Long Tom.
The West Side freight was very
late Wedneday evening in reaching
Corvallis. So late, in fact, that
some uneasiness was felt. The
boys arrived in time with an un
usually large train.
Mrs. Ralston Cox and daughter,
Esther, spent several days with
friends in this city while on their
way home to Portland. They have
been visiting for the past two
mouths with Mrs. Cox's parents on
Beaver creek.
John H. Pattee, disciplinarian at
the Chetnawa Indian School, died
Monday as the result of a surgical
operation. Mr. Pattee will be re
membered here as the giant center
rush ot the Chemawa football team
in its games with O A C.
There are Bome light-fingered in
dividuals in this vicinity who will
be "nipped" if they don't mend
their ways. Several depredations
are reported where goods of various
character have been appropriated,
the authorities are quite vigilant.
A gei.tleman who has been
through Kings Valley within the
past few days states that the wheat
crop in that section is very short.
From what is learned of conditions
there the valley will not average
more than eight or ten bushels of
wheat per acre, if it does that.
At a meeting of the Albany city
council Tuesday evening the street
commissioner of that city was in
structed to fix the big steel bridge
across the Willamette. Council
man Whitney suggested that the
legislatuie be Jasked to make the
bridge a toll bridge, at its next ses
sion, and that a mass meeting of
citizens be called to consider the
A young gentleman by the name
of Tompkins was in Corvallis Wed
nesday for the purpose of making
an inspection of the college build
ings and facilities of the O A C.
His home is in Oregon City and he
made the trip here on his wheel.
He was highly pleased with the
college and ite surroundings and
will attend school here this fall.
The show windows of F. L. Mil
ler, the clothier, have attracted
much attention this week. The
window dressers, to whose artistic
temperaments this display is due,
are Tom Monteith and 'Gene Simp
son. The many fine views dis
played of scenes in Japan wefc col
lected by Mr. Simpson while he
araa in the land of the "Mikado" a
nnnnl of vears aeo. They are real
ly very fine and add much to the
attractiveness ol tne cuspiay.
Art Keadv. who recently depart
aA (mm this nitv in ouest of a
situation, was recently heard from
in Olvmpia. He secured a posi
tion in the office of the Record Pub
lishing Company the day after his
arrival in that city. In a letter to
to relatives in Corvallis, Art
afoioa that, he has married since
leaving this city and has settled
down. If he makes as good a hus
band as he is a printer, and we
think he will, his wife will have a
model. Congratulations are extended.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Mason re-
turnel, Tuesday, from the coast.
Nolan & Callahan's Rcv.uant
Sale closes Friday, August 31st.
Mrs. A. Wing and daughter of
Lewisville, are visiting Mrs. T. J.
Den man.
There will be service in the Mt.
View school house on Sunday after
noon at half past two.
Mrs. W. P. Lafferty and son went
to the coast Wednesday for a so
journ of some duration.
Mr. Frank Prickett, of the Moun
tain home Lumber Co., was in Cor
vallis on business Wednesday.
Mrs. Charles Chipman and fam
ily went to the Alsea mountains
Tuesday to enjoy a season of camp
Mrs. F. L. Miller and Max, left
Wednesday for Portland, where
they will visit relatives for a few
Mrs. Lucy Franciscoleft Wednes
day for her home in Fayette, Iowa.
She will be absent for several
Raymond Henkle is in Browns
ville, where he has been for a week
or more, combining business and
Jack Arnold was a passenger to
the coast Wednesday. He calcula
ted to remain there as long as he
enjoyed himself.
George Horning shipped a car
load of cattle to Portland, Tuesday,
and on the same date George W.
Smith shipped a carload of hogs.
James J. Booth arrived in Seattle
from Nome last week. He wrote
hie wife that he would remain in
the sound country and see what
would turn up.
Miss Grace Scolt, who has been a
compositor for the past two years
on lhe Dalles Daily Chronicle, is
spending her vacation with her
relatives in this city.
Miss Florence Haskins, who was
recently called to this city to attend
the funeral other mother, returned
to her home in Eureka Springs,
Arkansas, Wednesday.
Much grading and other work
has been done on the new walk to
the college. Tiling is laid along
each side of the promenade so that
there will be no water accumulation
along it.
Asa Alexander and family ar
rived home from the coast the first
of the week. Asa savs that it is
estimated that there are between
2,000 and 2,500 people now camped
at Nye creek.
The annual teachers' institute of
Benton county will be held in Cor
vallis on September, 3, 4 and 5.
Prof. D. A. Grout and County Supt.
R. F. Robinson have been eugaged
as instructors.
As a result of the last teachers'
examination, the following certifi
cates were issued; Mabel Abbe,
first grade; Corlie Starr, second
grade; J-iyce Hershner and Carrie
Kiger, third grade.
Next Sunday the C. & E. will
run another of theii popular excur
sions to the bay. The train will
leave Corvallis at 7:30 and the
usual Sunday rate will be main
tained. These popular excursions
have enjoyed a very liberal patron
age of late.
Rev. Peter Burnett arrived in
Corvallis Tuesday evening en route
to his home in Independence. He
has been engaged for the past two
weeks in the work of the
Christian church in Lane county.
The reverend gentleman has rela
tives in this city and enjoyed a
a visit with them while here.
Rev. L. M. Boozer will preach in
the United Evangelical church Sun
day morning and evening. Sub
ject of the morning sermon wil be,
'Christian bervice; evening, "lhe
Mission of Fire." Solo in the even
ing by Miss Olive Thompson. Sun
day school at 10 a. m. and En
deavor at 7 p. m. All welcome.
Wheat will undoubtedly go up
considerably in Iprice ere long. A
few days a number of farmers in
the vicinity of Stayton pooled
8,000 bushels and offered it to the
highest bidder. The wheat was
purchased by the Stayton Flouring
Mills Co., and 5b centB per bushel
was paid, inis is an aavaiice or
-l mi r T P
about eight cents over the prices
generally offered in the valley.
Dr. James Withycombe, vice-
director of the Oregon Experiment
Station, will in a few weeks go to
Washington to confer with the
United States Department of Agri
culture upon matters connected
with the work of the experiment
station. On his way back he will
visit the experiment stations in
Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and
other states. Oregon Agriculturist.
The July number of the Oregon
Native Son contains an extended
write-up of the Oregon Agricul
tural College, which it says "is the
greatest industrial institution on
the Pacific slo ie." The article de
scribes Corvallis as "pre-eminently
a college town, noted for social
clubs, literary societies, and active
churches which vie with each other
in friendly interest and hospitality
toward the young people. More
and more as the college progresses
patrons go thither that they may
be with their children and at the
same time enjoy the refining in
fluences of a college community."
Ill the Fire Limits.
Some matters of considerable I
iHipurtance came ueiore me cicyiof thg committee on lateral
council at its reeular monthly r-f ei.if mA
meeting last Monday night.
As stated in the Gazette
some time ago the various fire
organizations disbanded and re
organized under a single head
to be known as the Corvallis
Fire Department. A committee
consisting of Messrs. Walter
Keady, E. R. Bryson and H.
W. Hall was appointed to draft
a constitution and by-laws, which
was to be submitted to the coun
cil for its endorsement. This
body sanctioned the action of
the different companies in reor
ganizing and accepted in its en
tirety the excellent work of the
committee on constitution and
by-laws. Officers were elected
last week to serve until the an
nual election next month.
E. E. Wilson presented a bill
of $400 for legal services and $20
for expenses incurred in repre
senting the city in its action
with the Corvallis Water Co.
This was referred to the finance
The matter of constructing an
alley through the Shaw-Spang-ler
block was referred to the city
An ordinance was introduced
to prohibit the use of fire-Grack-ers,
bombs, torpedoes, and kin
dred explosives within the city
limits. The mayor was given
power to grant permission to use
the explosives on fete or other
days. The measure did not re
ceive the necessary two-thirds
vote for suspension of the rules
and was laid over until some fu
ture meeting.
An ordinance was introduced
granting B. F. Irvine permission
to construct a certain building
within the. fire limits of the city
of Corvallis, and upon vote of
the council was referred to the
city attorney. A speech in favor
of the ordinance was made by
Mr. Irvine in which he stated
that there was less danger from
fire with his engine in a wooden
building on the ground floor
than there formerly was with it
in the second story of the brick.
The facts in the case seem to be
that a wooden building, exceed
ing six feet square by ten feet
high permitted by ordinance No.
23 to be constructed in the fire
limits, was recently built by Mr.
Irvine for use as a press room.
After its erection and occupancy,
the chief of the fire department
notified Mr. Irvine in writing to
either remove or alter it so as to
comply with the requirements of
the ordinance. Mr. Irvine then
asked permission of the council
to permit the building to remain
as at present, with the result
as above stated. Ordinance No.
33 provides: "Anyone who vio
lates section one of this ordi
nance shall 011 conviction there
of, be fined in a sum not less
than ten nor more than one hun
dred dollars." So it behooves
builders to be cautious in erect
ing buildings inside of the fire
Mistakes Identity.
Somebody is minus a pet coon.
Last Wednesday night Al Kemp
heard a great stir among hie chick
ens, and believing thieves were rob
bing his hen roost, he quickly
dressed and made for the intruder.
But no thief could be found, al
though the chickens kept up a
frightened sqnaking. Mr. Kemp
heard rustling in a box and believ
ing the miscreant might be a cat,
shouted "Scat!" But this had no
effect, and he reached into the box
and felt the fur of an animal.
Quickly seizing it, he dragged it out
biting and scratching. It looked
like a skunk, and Mr. Kemp
dropped it so hard that he broke
every bone in its body. A light
was sent for and investigation dis
closed that, instead of a skunk, a
coon with a collar around its neck
lay cold in death on the hen house
floor. That's why we say some
body is minus a pet coon.
Additional Local
Mrs. Rube Kiger returned home
Saturday from a visit to Salem.
R. H. Huston and family re
turned from the coast yesterday.
Mrs. Anna Beach returned home
Wednesday from a visit at Spring
field, Or.
Mrs. Louisa Fuller is lying seri
ously ill at her home in this city.
Her life i9 despaired of.
Win. Currin and Geo. Bigham
left Wednesday for a few days
hunting trip in the vicinity of
Marys Peak.
Mrs. Bert Apgar and her sister,
Mrs. Tetherow, with whom she has
been visiting in Polk county for the
past month, arrived in Corvallis,
Wednesday. After spending a few
days with friends in this city Mrs.
Tetherow will return to her home in
Polk county, while Mrs. Apgar will
go to Eugene.
Lateral Sewers.
In accordance with the orders
i .-I r v r i .nil. l lull lii.iai ri x
different surveys for sewers.
j The plans and specifications are
J now in the hands of the city at
jtorney, W. E. Yates.
One survey begins at the
i creamery and runs south through
the Hartless and Davisson and
other blocks and connects with
the Van Buren street sewer.
Another survey begins at the
W. A. Wells corner and runs
south to said sewer. There is
still another survey made for a
lateral to connect with the Van
Buren street sewer and this sur
vey commences at the property
ot W. J. Wilbanks.
There are three surveys
mapped for laterals to connect
with the Jefferson street sewer.
One commences at the residence
of Prof. Berchtold and runs north
through the Presbyterian and
Cathoiic church property to
above-mentioned sewer. An
other will pass through the
Avery and Hays properties in
its course to Jefferson street sewer.
There is also a survey made of a
lateral to begin at the J. E.
Farmer corner and run north to
Jefferson sewer.
There is considerable discus
sion regarding the construction
of these sewers and there is per
haps some misunderstanding re
garding the means that will be
employed to meet the expense of
constructing them. The general
impression is that each property
owner will have to steind the ex
pense of placing the sewer across
his lot or lots, as the case may
be. Those who have the matter
in hand contemplate appointing
a committee of appraisers to look
into the matter, and determine
the needs of the various proper
ties and the benefits resulting
from the establishment of laterals
with a view to assessing property
owners on this basis. At a
special meeting Monday evening
this question will be given fur
ther consideration.
Not Uncommon.
J. D. Howell, who has a fine
peach orchard up on the island
about five miles above this city,
came to town a few days ago and
desired Prof. Cordley to go up
and inspect his orchard, as he
was bothered with some sort of
pest. The professor took the
time and went to the orchard
and gave the crop a thorough
examination. The peaches are of
the Early Crawford variety and
there is a fine crop of them.
Prof. Cordley found that there
were two sources of trouble.
"Brown Rot" was one, and the
other was "Prune Twig Miner."
The former is a fungus growth,
while the latter is an insect that
bores into the fruit. It devel
oped that the condition of the
fruit crop was not nearly so bad
as it might be, and with a little
care in packing for shipment the
infected fruit can be culled and
the product will take first class
rank in the market. Prof. Cord
ley says that Brown Rot and
Prune Twig Miner are not un
common and have been in the
valley for some time. The lat
ter works on both peaches and
Been Here Some Time.
Wm. Overmyer, who owns a
fine farm near Tangent, brought
some stalks of wheat to this office
yesterday, says the Albay Her
ald, which shows the cause of
this year's shortage in crop. In
every stalk there was a small
bug or worm in each joint. The
bug was usually in the second
joint, and had sapped the very
life from otherwise healthy look- j
ing stalks
Mr. Overmeyer has farmed in
Linn county for several years,
and considered the weather con
ditions this year favorable for a
good crop, and can lay the fail
ure to no other cause than the
appearance of this insect. He
said that in previous years he
had noticed some wheat stalks
that looked like those of this
year, and thinks the insect has
been here all the time, but at
tributes this year's shortage to
an increase of the bugs. He
thinks it is the worm which
later develops into the Hessian
A quantity of wheat stalks
were left at the Farmers' Ware
house to be sent to the O A C
experiment station.
Attention, Comrades.
There will be a meeting of Ells-!
worth Post G. A. R. at the Wood-
men hall Saturday evening, August
19. A full attendance is desired,
William Lane,
Died of Paralysis.
Peter Schlosser, an old aud
respected resident of Albany and
a pioneer of 1864, died at ' his
home in that city Monday after
noon. Peter Schlosser was born
in Hubrigen, Nassau, Germany,
June 28, 1864. He came to
America in 1859, locating in
Illinois. During the Pike's
Peak excitement Mr. Schlosser
came West and in 1864 arrived
in Oregon. He was married
December 23, 1866, at Corvallis,
Oregon, to Anna, Rademacher,
who survives him. To this
union were born five children,
who, with one exception, survive
him. Allie Schlosser died in
June, 1891. The surviving
children are Mrs. Geo. E. Fish,
Mrs. M. D. Phillips, Mrs. Kola
Neis and Flarry Schlosser. Mrs.
Philip Phile, of this city, at
tended the funeral which was
held from the family residence
in Albany, Wednesday afternoon.
Lake in France.
Professor E. R. Lake is now in
France, upon the work of investi
gation ot prune problems to which
he was appointed by the United
States Department of Agriculture,
says the Oregon Argiculturist. He
cannot, of course, say anything as
to his work in that line, but in a
note just received from him, at
Paris, he says:
"Thia morning, July 2G, at 5
o'clock, I attended the market
place and witnessed the sale of
home-grown peaches and grapes,
and here is an example of how
they sold: 18 peaches of good color,
2 inches in diameter sold for 77
francs, or about $15. No peaches
sold for less than 30 cents apiece.
Grapes in large clusters, weighing
probably three or four pounds, sold
for 12 to 15 francs, or about 80
cents per pound."
Seed Oysters.
The Newport News is authority
for the statement that the biologist,
Professor Washburn, is again at
work on the eastern oysters intro
duced into Yaquina bay. A large
concrete pond has been made, into
which a pumping apparatus forces
water from the bay at low tide, at
a time when the water is in the
best condition for eastern oyster
spawn. Oyster embryos are placed
in this pond and the biologist hopes
to secure a catch of young oysters,
or seed oyster, therein. The United
States government is paying the
expense of the summer's work.
County Court.
On account of other matters, a
report of the business of the
county court, which convened
last week, has heretofore been
crowded out. The
business was transacted:
C D Abbott, for certain rea
sons, petitioned for exemption
from taxation on his feed stable.
The matter was continued.
The bill ot James Dunn, for
grading done on state road in
district No. 4, was continued
until next term.
The contest over- the James
Norton road was continued un
til next term, by the consent of
all parties. Contract for repair
ing Frantz bridge, in Kings
Valley, and building one a
couple of miles above this one,
was awarded to H M Stone. The
aggregate cost to be $60.
Bill of Franklin Bros, for $7.
50, was continued.
Bill of J T May berry for elec
tion claim, rejected.
The committee in charge of
county exhibit at state fair, hav
ing petitioned the court for dona
tion of $150, were granted $100,
with the understanding that in
case premiums were received the
amount should go to the county.
The matter of the Mulkey
Dickson road was postponed un
til one. p m. September pend
ing the action of Philomath city
Bond of County Superintend
ent Deninan was approved. The
amount is $1,000 and O V Hurt,
B W Johnson and James Den
man are sureties.
Petitions of citizens for the
purchase of a gravel loader was
Petitions for aid on Alsea road
to Monroe, the Wjatt road, and
road over Oliver mountain, con
tinued. Contract for building three
small bridges near Summit was
awarded S H Peterson at $60.
H. M. Stone was allowed
more time for completion of the
draw-bridge near Monroe.
Ladies who visit Nolan & Calla
han's don't forget looking over their
Remnant Counter; some choice
j Farmers, bring your produce to
; j H Simpson. He will take it in
j exchange for anything in his line
I and sell you goods at lowest cash
I prices.
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' , irmiiMM iiiii man in 111
ror our large
Clothing, consisting of the latest style Overcoats and Suits.
S, L KLINE, Corvallis, Or,
you wouldn't leave your happy home for
any one, if your table was supplied
with that line of delicacies on display
in our grocery window. note the
prices: snider' s tomato catsup, twenty
cents; two pounds choicest seeded rai
sins, ready for use, twenty-five cents;
'extra dessert" sliced pine apples, per
can, twenty-live cents; package "five
minute" breakfast mush, ten cents;
"advance" brand canned salmon, fifteen
cents; "stag" brand oysters, ten cents,
ladies, winter is just around the corner, so
don't fail to see those fancy1 shirt waist
patterns in, french flannel in our south
Corvallis Oregon,
r. lw rami wre.
J C. A. Barnhart, Manager.
S Paints, Oils and Varnishes
!) WALL papers
Bicycles, Ma?estic Lamps,
The Corvallis Commission
Keeps constantly on hand the celebrated
A package of Arm & Hammer Soda is given free with
every sack of the latter
Hay, Oats, Grain. Bran, Shorts, Potatoes
Fish, Eggs, Poultry, Etc.
Job Printing
at this
1 Per Cent
Discount on all
Boys' and Men's
Boys' and Men's
in all thecorrect styles i
and weaves.
Our Prices
are always lowest and
with the 20 per cent
discount yon get a bar
gain that will be hard.
to duplicate again.
i-'aii order oi lioys' ana lvien si
Mossberg Chime Bells, Etc.

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