Newspaper Page Text
THE CQRVALLIS GAZETTE.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 1900. Ladies' Silk Waists Good material. Good workman ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each. Underskirts Mercenised cotton. Looks like ilk. Wean ma well as silk. Pop ular colors. $1.50 to $2.25 each Taffeline For fine akirt liaings and. for shirt waits. Twelve shade. 60 cents per yard. S, E. Young & Son Albany, Oregon. LOCAL NEWS. Prof. J. B. Horner made a busi iess trip to Albany last week. Mrs. E. Schubert, of Monroe, has been visiting of late in Oregon City. Dr. C. H. Lee will spend a few days in Portland this week, com biuing business and pleasure. Mrs. Brunk, of the Occidental hotel, arrived home from Portland Friday, having been a number of days in the metropolis. According to the report of the county clerk of Lincoln county the total indebtedness of that county June 30, 1900, was 137,474.62. It is estimated that the output of the orchard of the .Benton County Prune C . this year will be between 60 and 70 tons of dried prunes. The Statesman of Friday con tains a half-tone of Mrs. Wm. J Bryan. We think she is better looking than William Jennings. After an immense amount of in quiry it was learned that George Horning s disappearance last week was occasioned by his sudden in tention to visit the coast. Congressman Tongue passed through Corvallls yesterday en route to his home in Hillsboro. He had been at the bay, also at Siletz Indian reservation, on a tour of in vestigation. Prof. D. A. Grout, of Portland, arrived Saturday and will remain until proceedings of the teachers' institute are over. lie is an able instructor ai.d no one should fail to hear what he has to say on educa tional matters. George Reed arrived late Thurs day evening from McMinnville. He rode his wheel up. George has been in that city for the past two months working at his trade as a briekmason. He is through there for the present. John Spangler, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. L. L. Porter, of Oregon City, was in The Dalles a few days ago, the guest of his brother, Mark Long. Mr. Spangler if an old time printer, but has for saken the craft for a position at the State Agricultural college. Times Mountaineer. The chittim bark industry in Western Benton is being prose cuted for all it is worth. Of late many wagon loads of cascara have arrived in Corvallis and finds a ready sale at a good figure. This bark cuts quite a figure in the in come of many families who live in in the back districts. George Bruck appeared in Ccr vallis last Friday for the first time since his departure for Nome City. From what he reports he had a sufficiency of that desolate country. He ca.i.e back on a sailing vessel and forty days were consumed on the trip. At one place they were Quarantined for a period of sixteen ays. After having been adjourned for three months the Eastern Star will hold its regular meeting tonight. Formerly this order held its meet ings on the Friday evening just be fore the full moon of each month, but thid has been changed to the last Tuesday before the full moon of each month. Members of the order art requested to bear this in mind. Prof. Horner, of the Agricultural College, Corvallis, came to this city after the issue of last .week's Post, and, upon invitation, took a seat in the same vehicle and was driven to the Siletz by Major Buford the professor's first visit to the famous Siletz valley. Prof. Horner is one of the ablest and most populir edu cators of the Pacific coast. Vaquina Post. A great many people wait each year for the exposition in order to get cheap rates to Portland. There will be no exposition this year hence this privilege will be denied them. However, the Elks' excur sion offers a cheap rate that should be taken advantage of. Tickets good going on September 6th, re turning not later than the 8th Only a limited raumber of tickets have been secured for Corvallis, and no more tickets will be sold than the railroad company can supply seats for. Therefore, it is important for everyone going to purchase tickets early as the Bale of tickets will be discontinued as soon as the accommodation- limit is reached. Attorney W. E. Yates went to Toledo Saturday on legil business. Mrs. Maud Geary is rusticating on the Gellatly farm near Philo math . Mrs. C H. Lee returned last week from an outing of some length at the coast. Mrs. CM. Monteith, of Albany, is in Corvallis, the guest of the family of John H. Simpson. Mrs. M. S. Woodcock and son were passengers to the coast yester day. They are to remain indefi nitely. A few days ago Mis. L. G. Alt man and daughter went over to Newport, where they are to remain for a period Jof three weeks. Asa Alexan ler and wife left ear ly Saturday morning for Independ ence. They will join the army of hop pickers that are everywhere in evidence. Ringlings' Big Circus will ex hibit In Portland. This will be the only chance this year to see the circus. Go with the Elks and be on the ground early. Virgil E. Watters and Rev. Memminger, of the North Methodist church, returned Saturday from an outing of a couple of weeks in the vicinity of Grass Mountain. I. R. Daniel, of the Book Store, will go to Portland in a couple of days. He intends to make arrange ments that will enable him to han dle a stock of musical instruments In a recent letter to relatives A. W. Rose, who is now on a ranch near Cmtwood, Lincoln county stated thai he would be in Cor vallis before long. "Cap's" busi ness out here will be to purchase some goats for his ranch. Among the other items of the county court news of Lincoln coun ty is an order that the county re build the bridge at Eddyville at once, under the supervision ot Com missioner Stanton. It will be re membered that the recent collapse of the bridge at this point was the cause of the death of Mrs. Luckey, and that members of the family of Daniel Weltin all narrowly escaped with their lives. In a current issue of the Oregon Native Son is a story from the pen of our townsman, Geo. A. Waggoner, who is now in Alaska. The story is entitled, "Was It Luck or Provi dence?" The tale deals with early history of a section of country near where now stands the city of Spo kane. Like all of Mr. Waggoner's stories, it is m a most interesting vein and appeals strongly to those who are of an adventerous nature. J. E. Ragon, ot Harney county, brought into the Burns Items office last week an old muzzle-loading rifle which was brought to Oregon by General Joseph Lane, when he came out from the East to accept the governorship over 50 years ago. Mr. Ragon bought the gun from a man named Clemens, at Kose- burg. Frank Reider has made an offer for the piece as a relic, and it will probably be added to his already large collection of curios. During the latter part of last week the dryer at the Benton Coun ty Prune Go's orchard started for a trial. A quantity of pears were dried. Everything about the dryer worked very satisfactorily and the work of drying; prunes was commenced yesterday. During the past lew days the prunes at this orchard have not ripened as fast as Manager Johnson had anticipated, and it may be that the drver can not be keptjgoing at its full capacity - for a few days The public school will open on the 17th of this month. The yard around the building has been cleared of all grass and rubbish and presents an improved appearance. Since the selection of teachers by the board, Miss Dora Cooper, of Independence, who was one of the applicants chosen, had occasion to go to Juneau, Alaska, and she has written to the directors that she could not return in time to assume her duties as teacher. Miss Edith Anderson, of Salem, has been selected for the position thus made vacant. Portland people have spare! neither time nor money in the adornment of their city and in the preparation of the Elks Grand Car nival. During the fair the city will more nearly represent a huge exposition, with all the 4th of July attractions added, than anything else. Everyone can well afford to visit Portland at this time on ac count of low rates. Fare from Cor vallis is only $3 50 for the round trip. Tickets good going on early morning train via Albany Septem ber 6th only; returning on or before September 8th. Tickets now on sale at the C & E depot. D. C. Rose began operating his prune dryer a week ago yesterday and run it night and day until Sun day morning. ibis dryer bas a capacity of about 100 bushels a day, but owing to tbe manner in which the fruit ripened, during the seven days' run only about four hundred bushels were dried. The prunes dried wete the petites This year the petites seemed to thrive better for Mr. Rose th in the Italians. All told Mr. Rose will have somewhere between 760 and 800 bushels of prunes. If fruit can be purchased at satisfactory prices it is his intention to dry a great deal more than bis own crop. The price of wheat in the local market is 50 cents. The family of Clarence Chipman are hoppicking near Indepencence. J M Nolan and family will return from their summer vacation Thurs day. Charley Porter returned Satur day from a week's sojourn at the coast. Miss Bertha Davis has been vis iting her sister, Mrs. G. M. Strange, at Oregon City. Branton, not Gillespie, was the first man sentenced by Judge Ham ilton to be hanged. The Annual Teacher's Institute for Benton county began a three days' session yesterday. R D Burgess, a member of last year's graduating class of O A C, was in the city Saturday. The wedding of Mr Harold Strong and Miss Ethelwyn Hillman will be solemnized in this city tomorrow. Gen George H Williams was a guest at the Occidental Monday, on his way home to Portland from the coast. Miss Jennie Clark returned yes terday from a visit of three weeks with friends in McMinnville and Newberg. Mrs. Lola Wigle returned from Newport, Saturday, having enjoyed a very pleasant time at this favor ite resort. Jack Kirk left Monday for Port land wbere be will tae a vacation for a couple of weeks and visit the street fair. Mr. Dick Zahn was in from Alsea Friday. Rumor has it that single blessedness bas lost its cbarm for this gentleman. Hermann and August Zahn have taken up their residence in Philo math and will make that city their home this winter. A large number of Corvallisites visited Sulphur Springs, Sunday. It is said to be doubtful if anyone there was happier than Tom Mon teith. Mr. F. Klecker passed through Corvallis, Friday, en route for Mon tana, where his son, Albert is lying dangerously ill with typhoid fever. J A Spangler arrived homo on the Saturday evening local. He has been absent on a two-weeks' tour to the various towns of North ern Oregon. A. F. Hershner and family ar rived home from the coast during the middle of last week. It is un derstood that he has closed out his grocery business over there An excellent half-tone of J udge John Burnett appeared in last Sat urday s ielegram, accompanying an article from his pen on "What is the Paramount Issue?" A wedding is to occur shortly in this city whereby Corvallis will lose one of her fair daughters, and a Prineville young man will take a bride to their future home in thai city. The excursion to the coast Sun day was advertised as th last ex cursion of tbe season. Conse quently it was well patron zed. The day wae ideal and all other features were on their good behav ior. Hon. Binger Hermann, commis sioner of the general land office at Washington, D. C, is on a tour of inspection for the purpose of ob taining information regarding the 0681"".1 of grazing in New Mexico and Arizona. Mr. Blakesley has done a most satisfactory job, moving the Bap tist church, proving himself to be a master of his business. The car penters arc now busy with the im provements. There will be no ser vices till further notice. Wm Crees passed through Cor vallis with 40 Cots wold lambs. They were purchased of Lon Hen- kle and were born last April, It is safe to Bay that, finer lambs are seldom seen. They were taken to Mr Crees' farm, north of this city. For the past few days wagon loads of hop pickers have been passing through Corvallis, some go ing north and others south. The prices paid for this work range from 35 to 40 cents. The prospects of the' hop growers are unusually good this year, and it is understood that a prominent grower, residing near this city, has refused 12$ cents per pound for this year's crop. Con sidering the prices offered at this date during the past few years, there is cause for greaf rejoicing. The market ir. thought to have been stimulated by the shortage in the California cr.ip. W. W. Percival, the well known sheepman of Independence, sent ten head of fine Cotswold bucks to this city Saturday. They were brought here in a large soring wagon and arrived in good condi tion after their ride. They were placed in charge of Geo. W. Smith, who had no tvoubb in disposing of seven of tbem on their arrival. Tbey are yearlings and are just the kind of sheep that should be bred for the general upbuilding of this great industry. Of tbe ten Marion Fiester took two; Johnny Buchanan, two; Joe McBee, one; David Hood, one, and Geo. W. omitn, one. Mr. rercival bas on band about 1,200 wethers, Intelligent Breeding. In the last issue of the Rural Spirit an article appeared on the subject of stock-breeding which will be found of great value to those who are engaged in the stock business, or who con tern plate a move in that direction It says: ibe tuture quality ot our stock must ever be an impregna a f m Die argument in iavor oi pure sires, and tnat a-gument must be so demonstrated that even men who have but little knowledge of how to grade up their live stock can and must see its force; in deed, those who have no idea of entering upon the work of breed ing pure bred herds, studs or flocks have to be convinced that it is only by the use of pure bred sires that they can hope to improve the stock on their farms and ranges, and taat tney are to be benefitted as well as the breeders of pure stock. This would be an easy matter were men to go about grading up their stock in an intelligent manner, but unfortunately all do not make an intelligent, persistent attempt to do so. We are not going, for the present, to argue in behalf of any breed, but we will presume that when a man gets an idea into his head that he would like to improve his stock he has some ideas floating around with it leaning towards or favoring some particular breed. That being the case, such a man will save time and money by laying the foundation of his future operations by purchasing for foundation stock the highest grade female stock he can find of the breeds he wishes to grade up, and then by using good, pure bred sires of the breed he has taken a fancy for. No better plaoe for making these selections can be had than at live stock shows, and if we are to keep our reputation up as intelligent breeders we must therefore keep up and patronize our live stock snows. Harvesting; Over. By the end of the week grain threshing will be over in this county for the season. There are only one or two machines running now and they have only a day or two's work ahead ol tbem. In Kings Valley the gram . harvest was . completed last week. In this vallev -there are about 3,000 acres planted an nually with grain. This keeps three threshing machines pretty. busy in good years. " This sea son the machine of Dick Dunn made the longest run of;, any of them in the little valley, fifteen days. Mr. Dunn housed . bis thresher Friday. It is thought by some that the grain in Kings Valley is a little better filled, taken as a whole, than the pro duct of other sections . of . the county. The average of this valley is estimated at about 9 bushels per acre of wheat, while oats will run somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 bushels. No Bids. The committee on sewers had a meeting Friday evening to consider bids for lateral sewer contracts, according to advertise ment. But there were no bids made. The city council met on Saturday night, at an adjourned meeting, and extended time to receive bids until the regular September meeting, and ad journed, without transacting any other business. The entire sewer matter is, therefore, carried over until the next regular meeting of the council, which the sec ond Monday in the month, Sep tember 10th. The ordinances and remonstrances against them for certain sewers in the south end ot town, have, at a former meeting of the council, been laid over until the regular meeting on the 10th inst. Notice to Contractors. Notice ia hereby given that the under signed Sewer Committse will receive sealed bids until the 10th day of Septem ber, 1900, at 8 o'clock p. m . for f arniahing materials and constructing sewer from Van Buren street through blocks 22 and 23, County Addition to tbe City ol Cor vallii, Oregon, in accordance with the plans and specifications and ordinances therefor aow on file in the office of the Police Jndge of said city. All bids must be accompanied by certified check - of bank of ten per cent, of amount bid, payable to the order of . P. Grefioz, Police Judge, iu accordance with section 9 of said ordinance, that tbe bidder will enter into contract for the construction of said sewer if the same be awarded him. The committee reserves the rieht to re ject any aad all bids. The bids will be addressed to chairman, S. L. Hays, Cor vallis, Oregon. ',. .v., S. L. Hats, W. J. Wilbanks, W. O. Heckert, Sewer Committee. Additional Local g There will be a meeting of the W C T U at the Reading Room, Thursday, September 6th. All members are urged to be present. The following items are taken from the last number of the Port land Musical Times: Mr. T. A.. Spangler, of Corvallis, is in the city with his daughter, visiting friends Mr. topaneer :s a musician 01 ex perience and decided ability. Mr. Harry Samuels, of Portland, has ordered a York cornet through Mr Chas E York, agent of the York firm, of Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr Samuels cornet will be the finest ever brought to this city. It will be heavilv eold-nlated. highly en graved, in elegant case, and with all the latest accessories. Last Saturday evening the senior class of the public school surprised Professor Pratt by calling on him in a body and presented him with two hne etchings. 1 his class en tered the public school since Prof Pratt became principal and have passed through the various grades. Being exceptionally bright they have gained a year and a half on the course and will graduate in the middle of the coming school year. This arrangement was made by Prof Pratt some two years ago, but this is the first class that has been able to take advantage of the op portunity. To Mary's Peak. Written lor tbe Martha Avery Cabin ot Na tive Daughters, by Robert Holmes Gellatly. Grandly over Benton county this happy moun tain towers! Crowned with snowy whiteness, draped with hanging showers, Or, peaceful in the sunshine of this brightest land of oars. All honor to this mountain, and bright be the fame Of the brave and daring white men who brought her a Christian name. What to us is Chintimini? What to as this Indian name ? It might still be Chintimini, Had the while man never came To this land of peace and plenty Then a wilderness to reclaim. May this mountain ever stand A living monument, always grand, To the pioneer maids and mothers, To their husbands and their brothers, Who were firs t to lend a hand To the civilization of this land. Krom thy summit 'tis a grand delight To watch the sunrise at morning or the sunset at night; To see it arise from the horizon for the awakened day, Or, to see it dip in ocean far out from Ya- - qnina bay, Leaving us watching the ocean wall. Where disappears the golden ball, When it has kissed as a last good night, And we are left to dream of the sight. As the raindrops on her summit fall and quick lyjrtart their way To the gray old ocean waiting, waiting to end less day. Some go leaping on their journey, rippling, murmuring ail the way. Some flow to the greater current which moves on with mightier sway. Whether its journey be swift or slow, Each rain drop finds a place in the deep sea or its shoal. 80 oar lives are here below, . Though our ways be e'er dividing death awaits the common goal. Where this mountain easts hei shadows -When the toilsome day is done May my grave rest 'neath those shadows Where my early life beguu; And so long as I have leave to speak I will call her, lofty mountain, ever call her Marys Peak. For hop-picking gloves go to No lan fe Callahan. Nolan & Callahan's Remnant Sale closes Friday, August 31st Ladies who visit Nolan & Calla han's don't forget looking over their Remnant Counter; some choice plums. . For Sale Four grade Jersey cows; two heavy work horses; Piano binder in good re pair; disc harrow, almost new. Gall and see them on the Prior Scott ranch two milts southwest Corvallis. J. H. Mattlky. .Musloel instruction. Pupils taught piano and organ after Dr. Mason's celebrated Method. Parties desiring instruction will please leave or ders at Daniel's Book Store, or confer with the undersigned. Terms reason able. MORDAUNT GOODNOUQH. $80 Reward la hereby offered for the arrest and conviction of the thief who broke into the "Jersey Creamery" building, about one mile west of Corvallis, on the night of August 7th, 1900, and stole therefrom 18 or 20 cheese, size "Yoang America." M. 8. Woodcock. Hop-Plckers Wanted. Forty hop-pickers are wanted to commence work in the yard at the old Eglin place three miles north of Corvallis, Sept. 5th. Forty cents will be paid. Sam Sun. For Rent. Will rent 200 acres of land west of Monroe and take part payment of rent and improvements on the place. Ad dress M. S. Woodcock, Administrator, Corvallis, Oregon. Get your Job Work done here S, L Pants Downi at such low prices that there exists no excuse why you should go without them when we can show you Hundreds of "Nobby" Stylish Patterns at $3,50. Loads of Fashionable Swell Styles ot $4.50 and $5. All made to order from Reinach, Ullman & Go., Chicago. "It's easy to fit the easy to fit; but we can fit the hard to fit' F. L. MILLER Corvallis, m Paint Store. C. A. Baruhart, Manager. Q Paints, Oils and Varnishes S y WALL t RAMBLER Bicycles, Majestic Lamps, Planing Mm ... We Manufacture Boxes OI ... Sugar Pine, Cotton Wood, White and Yellow Fir 999999 THE BOSS BOX la made of Pine Ends and CottonwoeA Sides. We hare sold thousands of them and never complaint. We Carry a Full Planing Mill Steek. Our Lumber Sheds . Contain TEN times more dry fine Yellow (mountain) Fir floor ing, rustic and finishing lumber then any other yard in the county. Call and be convinced. HW1 We buy all kinds of logs, Bed and Yellow Fir, etc., and our prices range accordingly. When you bay of us, yon patronize Home Industry. Our prices are as low as the lowest and onr stock is the beat. CORVALLIS SAWMILL COMPANY. KLINE'S New Fall Clothing HAS ARRIVED in all the new style collars and weaves we have tbe largest range of suits and overcoats that we ever had the pleas ure of showing, and they will be sold at prices to please the most economical. MEN'S medium and lew-priced suits made up nice and very durable; Prices: $5, $7, 18, $, 10. $12 60. SELECT LINE oi Bine Serges, Clay Worsteds and Casaimerea finely tailored ; Prices: $10, $12 60, $16, $16 60, $18. WE are the topnotchers on fine Over coats and Ulsters. Largest line in town. Seme very swell ones ; Prices: $S to $18. LARGE LINE of Boys and Youths Suits made for bard wear. BOY'S All Wool doable seat and knee pants for 60 cents per pair. KLINE, Corvallis, Or, Oregon. PAPERS y AND IDEAL Mossberg Chime Bell, Etc and Box Factory