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THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 1900. Ladies' Silk Waists Good material. Good workman ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each. Underskirts Mercenieed cotton. Looks like silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop ular oolora. $1.50 to $2.2 each Taffeline For fine skirt linings and for shirt waits. Twelve shade. 59 cents per yard. S, E, Young & Son. Albany, Oregon. LOCAL NEWS. Mrs. John Mulvey, of this city, is vititing relatives in 0;egon City. John Loomis, aged 59, an Ameri can residing at Newport, was taken to the asylum last week by Sheriff Ross, of Lincoln county. Portland shipped nearly 1,000, 000 bushels of wheat during the month of August. This is not a bad showing for such a poor season . Mrs. A. F. Perterson ard family moved into town, Saturday, from the country. It is their intention to resid in the city during the rainy season. F. L. Miller went to Portland Friday and was expected to arri e home yesterday accompanied by his wife and son, who have been in in Portland for some weeks. Conrad Sandstrom, the bakei at H. W. Hall's restaurant, went to Portland for a three days' visit. During his absence Jim Beer was at his old post mixing dough for the masses. The alarm of numerous lady friends of Carl Hodes iu this com munity, has been albyed by a let ter from that gentleman announc-, ing that it is his cousin and not himself who was recently engaged in Germany. During the week considerable ounterfeit money was circulated in the city. Several business men found themselves possessed of bogus half dollars. Some counterfeiter has evidently passed it off for good money in the city and then skipped out. Oregon City Enterprise. Mrs. E. H. Bryant came over from Siletz last Saturday and left Monday morning for Corvallis, Al baViv and Portland, where she will inspect pianos with a view to pur chasing for three or four citizens of Siletz. The supply of good music at the Agency will soon be mater ially increased. Lincoln Leader. Miss Leona Smith entertained about twenty young people Friday evening in honor of Miss Myrtle Shonkwiler, of Salem, and Miss Winnie Miller, of Eugene. The evening was pleasantly spent, the guests being entertained with music, cards of various kinds. Just previous to their departure for the evening choice refreshments were served. The prune growers of the North west want as much as anything else to have a standard method of packing their fruits; of course, if they go into the Cured Fruit Asso ciation this method will be adopted and all fruit will sell at better figure, because the dealer will know what to expect without having to open each box to see whether or not it is up to the standard. Paci fic Farmer. Eugene has decided to follow the good example of Corvallis and tear up her street car lino. The Albany Street Railway Company has sold its line and the entire stock to John Attison, a section foreman on the C. & E. This is only deferring dissolution, for the time Is inevita ble when Albany and her street railway must part. Horse cars and dummy engines are going out of style, anyhow. In is reported that William Grif fith, who is wanted in Lincoln county on a charge of stealing cat tle, has been seen by parties in the neighborhood of Marys Peak. It will be remembeied that his broth er, Bert Griffith, and Frank Baker, were recently convicted on this charge ind sent to Salem for a term of three yeais each. According to the report, when William Griffith was seen he was well armed and wanted to buy food, also a saddle horse. Geoige Hod,;es, of Big Elk, has hopes of securing a contract ot a Portland firm whereby he will fur nish them with 100,000 feet of alder lumber. The Portland peo ple will use the lumber for the manufacture of fine furniture. This is quite a large contmct for lumber of this kind and it is thought that on the Big Elk is about the best place in Oregon to seeuie so large an order. Mr. Hodges resides about ten miles up the stream from Elk City and has a small mill at his place Should he receive the contract the lumber will be rafted down the Big Elk to Elk City, from wnich place it will be shipped to Portland by rail. Clem Hodes and Geo. Belt re turned homo Saturday evening from a four-days' visit to the Port land street fair. Major F. E. Edwards, of the O A C, returned home Friday from an outing of several weeks at Belknap Springs and Eugene. Mi. Barker, on who ti surgeons recently operated for appendicitis, is getting along quite well and is healing up very nicely. Born, to the wife of James Moore, in Jobs Addition, September 8, 1900, a son; weight 11 pounds. Dr. AUmau was the attending phy sician. Miss Olive Thompson has accept ed an engagement as pianist with Mrs. Obertuefer, of Portland, and leaves about the middle of October to assume her duties. Mrs. T. D. Campbell came up from Independence last we k to be prestnt at the wedding of her sis ter Miss Allie, and Mr. Carl Porter, which occurs this week. There will be a temperance lec ture in the Christian ehvu'ch next Friday evening, by David Tatum. All who are interested in this work should not fail to attend. For the last few days the show windows of Kline's big store have contained an elegant display of the celebrated Percival B. Palmer capes and jackets, which has attracted much attention. Miss Esther Simmons, of Corval lis, who has accepted a positi m in the pubjic school, arrived in town recently to enter upon her duties at the opening of ihe school year. Roseburg Plaindealer. Prof. Clyde Phillips, of the O A C, left Friday for Portland, at which place he took passage on the- steam er Sunday night for San Franc'sco. Among other points of interest, he will visit Sacramento during the state fair. Mrs. V. Espy has purchased the G. W. Shaw residence property and expects to occupy the same as soon ar. Mrs. Shaw vacates on her de parture for Colorado, where she will join her husband. This will likely be in the course of a couple of weeks. The delay experienced in getting the granite sand from Southern Oregon for use in the -new college walk, is caused by the negligence of the (Southern Pacific R. R. Com pany. They agreed to have the sand here by August 27th, at the very latest. Attorney J. F. Yates and wife are making a much longer stay in the mountains than they intended when they left. A letter received in this city a few day3 ago states that Fred had killed all sorts of creatures running wild in the mountain fastnesses that he had penetrated. W. F. Gates, who was in this city during last winter, teaching a class in music, has written to a friend in this city. He is at present in Los Angeles, Calif., and states that he is gaining a foot-hold in the south ern city. He is to occupy a posi tion in the Academy of Music of that city when it opens its doors this fall. Mrs and Mrs. Vincent, who were engaged in the hotel business in Corvallia for many years, have dis posed of their interest in the Vin cent house at Toledo. The Leader says: "Mr. and Mrs. Vincent have removed to their home on the south side, where they will find more com fort in their old age than goes with hotel life." Of all the poor yields of wheat reported at this office during the present season, the luck of John Coffey, of Monroe-, and a gentle man in Alsea is the poorest. Mr. Coffey had a field of wheat that only went If bushels per acre. According to the report from Alsea, a gentleman sowed 38 bushels of wheat and threshed 37. It will be pretty hard to figure out any profit for either of these gentleman after the threshing bill is paid. Col. H. E- Doech, eecretary of the state board of agriculture, and who has paid great attention to all foreign fruit markets for years, ad vises fruit growers to look to the Orient in the future. He sayB "the Orient market is practically our own, and when we realize this and turn our attention to it, we will sever the Gordian knot of competi tion with one clean cut." There is no doubt but that the Orient offers the best market f jr the fruit of the Pacific coast. The Oregon Native Son Maga zine of Portland gives the following legend: The Shastas ascribe their origin to the falling of one of the daughters of the Great Spirit from the top of Mt. Shasta to its base, where she fell among a family of grizzly bears. Until sh3 was grown she was brought up in ignorance of her parentage, and on arriving at maturity, married one of the sons of the mother grizzly who had reared her from infancy. After her marriage she gave birth to child ren who were the progenitirs of the Indians. This is why the Indians living around Mt, Shasta will never kill a grizzly bear, and whenever one of their number is killed by such kings of the forest, they are burned where they fall, and all passers by throw upon the place a stone until a great pile is erected to aiark the spot. BURNED TO DEATH. James McLatu 13 Burned to Death While Working Near Philomath. News to the effect that James McLaiu had burned to death reached Corvallis Sunday. From what is learned it appears that James McLain was helping to operate the fruit drier of his brother, Samuel McLaiu, the drier being: located a little less than a mile southwest of Philo math. James McLain and his helper, Mr. Kitson, had gone on duty at 12 o'clock Saturday night and a little after 5 o'clock Sunday morning Mr. Kitson left to go to breakfast and attend to some other duties. The heat in the furnace room registered 154 degrees at the time of his de parture. Shortly after 6 a. m. Samuel McLain arrived at his drier and found his brother James lying with his head and shoulder against the heated furnace, be ing slowly consumed by the in tense heat. He was dead when first discovered. He was lying on his back, and everything in dicated that he had fallen back ward down the slight incline leading to the furnace door. Whether he was knocked insen sible by the fall is not known, but, as he was subject to attacks of epilepsy, it is thought that he experienced one of these fits and fell against the furnace and in his unconscious and helpless state was burned to death. James McLain was about 63 years of age and never had been married. He was a native of Ohio and has been a resident of Oregon for nearly 30 years, the greater part of this time having been spent in Benton county. In disposition he was quiet and unassuming and had many other manly traits of character that en deared him to everyone. Deputy District Attorney E. R. Bryson and Coroner S. N. Wilkins were notified of the death and went out and investi gated the features ot the case. They found everything in ac cordance with the facts above stated. The remains were interred at 10 a. m. yesterday in the Hen kle graveyard, on Greasy. mi binge! wmm Will address the voters of Benton County on the political issues of the day at i it . : CORVALLIS, OREGON, On Saturday, September 15, 1900 At 7:30 O'clock P. M. A program will be provided and a club organization perfected at that time. ,-.'-.-'.:;:--:-: O. Ar C. Affairs. At the O A O there is con siderable work being done pre paratory to the opening: ot the school year, September 24th. The gymnasium is nearly ready for use and by the time the students arrive everything will have been placed according to the most approved and- up-to-date plans. This work has been under the personal supervision of Profs. Prichard and Phillips and has been most critically car ried out: There has been much unex pected delay in securing the granite sand for the completion of the new college walk. This sand has been ordered from Southern Oregon and they seem yery slow down there about fill ing the order. This delay has been the cause of much annoy ance to those who have this work in charge. It has also eausod a great deal of telegraphing. Prof. Crawford is expecting a good attendance this year and his expectations are based on the large demand for informa tion regarding the O A C and the vast number of catalogues he has mailed to persons who have solicited them. The Freshmen classes will be examined Friday and Saturday, September 21st and 22nd. Musical 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 confpr with the undersigned. Terms reason able. Mobdaunt Goookough- The New Postoffice. Several months ago the citi zens of the southern part of Ben ton county circulated a petition for signers praying the govern ment for the establishment of-a postoffice between Corvallis aud Monroe. Said office was to be located twelve miles south of Corvallis aud six miles north of Monroe, said office to be known by the name of "Bruce." The authorities deemed it fitting to establish the office but on ac count of some misunderstanding on their part there is no pro vision for carrier's pay. Ac cording to rules and regulations the carrier is entitled to two- thirds of the income of the office thus established, and in this case nobody could be induced to take the job at the pay thus derived. Mrs. A. R. Norwood was ap pointed postmistress at Bruce. The idea was to secure a daily mail route between this city and Monroe, Corvallis to be the dis tributing office. In order to gain their point, or at least fully apprise the authorities of the present condition of affairs, A. R. Norwood had another peti tion drawn up a few days ago and was very successful in secur ing signers. It is desired to have the mail carried between Corvallis and Monroe, via Bruce, and have the carrying of the mail between these points let in the usual way, by contract, to the lowest responsible bidder. This is a want long felt by the citizens of Southern Benton and if they are successful with their petition it will be a great con venience to 2,500 or 3,000 peo ple. The office paraphernalia ar rived a short Itime ago and the new office, would have been opened at once had it not been tor the fact that there were no keys for the mail sacks which were sent. As it is, the route was put in operation yesterday. Toney Hansen, of Five Rivers, has been hired by the citizens to carry the mail for the present, pending the action of the author ities at Washington, D. C. Stolen Wheel Recovered. Last spring Frank Vanhousen bought a new Dilley bicycle, and three days later rode it out on a fishing trip to Henkle creek beyond Philomath. When he had con cluded his day's sport, he ap proached the log where he left his wheel, but it was gone, and a most thorough search failed to reveal its whereabouts. Later in company with T. W. Dilley and others, search was again made, but to no purpose. Last week, Mr. Marsh Allen, who has been doing considerable haul ing past the spot where the wheel was stolen, told Mr. Dilley that there was a wheel hanging in a tree, which he believed was the missing ;bicycle. Sunday, Bert Vanhousen and Dilley went to the place indicated and found the lost wheel suspended from the limb of a tree, about 25 feet from the ground. It was safely lowered to the ground, and aside from being a trifle rusty, was as good as the day it was stolen. Surgical Operation. On last Thursday Drs. Pernot and uathey, of this city, and Dr. Newth, of Philomath, operated on Miss Dixou, daughter of William Dixon, who lives three miles south of Philomath, removing ebout 5 quarts of ascytic fluid from the abdomen and a multilocular ova rian tumor nearly as large as a man's head. The tumor was ad hered by inflammatory action to the omentum intestine and abdom inal wall anteriorly, laterally on the right side, and posteriorly. This, adherent condition added ma terially to the formidability of the operation. The contents of the tumor being gelitinous could not be removed to lessen the size of the tumor so as to give more room for the necessary manipulation to break up the adhesions, consequently all separations had to be done by feel ing and not by sight. The patient survived ihe opera tion and up to the present writing seems to be doing well. Boiler and Engine. Sixteen-horse power boiler and ten horse engine for. sale. For particulars inquire of M. S . Woodcock. To Hop-pickers. The parties who wish to pick hops, but dislike to camp at the yards, I desire to state that I will convev all who assemble at the Occidental hotel corner at 5 :45 every morning, to the yards by wagon and bring them home every evening. I will pay pickers 42 cents per box. Sam Sex. Shingles and Doors. We are overstocked" with shingles and are offering standard A for $1 23; also cedar doors for $1.25 apiece, ;Cobvai&is Sawmiia Co. Drying Prunes. Everything is bustle and stir at the big prune orchard north of town. Picking has only com menced and only about twenty persons aie employed at present. Ten cents per bushel is the price paid for picking, but later on this will probably be reduced to five cents, the usual price. The prunes are of unusual size and quality, and Manager Johnson states that at least fifty acres of trees will bear a full -crop. What the total yield will be in the orchard of 156 acres can only be conjectured, but it will be very large, and at least a mouth will be consumed in drying. Park McDonald is head engi neer and the pumps, fans, dip pers, graders and all other ma chinery incident to a big dryer arc kept working away like clock work. Many visitors inspect the workings of the plant, and the number last Sunday would have done credit to a small ex position. A feature which attracts much attentioa is the dipper. Mana ger Johnson explains that the skin of an Italian prune is tough, and as it is necessary in the process of drying that this skin shall burst in order that the moisture within may evaporate, something must be done to ren der the skin tender. Experi ence has taught that the proper plan is to dip the prunes in boil ing lye water and rinse oft in clear water before it goes to the dryer. This is usually done by placing a few prunes in a wire basket and dipping them by hand, a process which is slow and unsatisfactory. Mr. Fred Oberer has called into play his inventive genius, and the result has been an automatic dipper which is a marvel. By an in genious mechanical device, three hoppers arranged m a row and working upon a hinge, do the work. Three hoppers alternate ly rise and fall. Into the first one is poured a box of prunes and it dips them into the vat of lye heated by stoam. In a few mo ments it rises, the lye water passes out through the wire bot tom and the prunes are spilled I back into a similar hopper which is just desoending into a trough of clear cold water. They are dipped, and as the hopper raises it spills them back into a third which dips them into another trough of clear water, and as it raises it spills them onto a tray. This operation is performed en tirely by the machine. The blower now in opera tion has proven to be too small and Manager Johnson left yes terday for Portland to secure a larger one. Additional Local Night Officer Wells visited the Portland street fair last week and pronounces it first-class in all par ticulars. The grocery business, formerly conducted by A. F. Hershner has passed into the hands of D. D. Ber man. The transaction was closed Friday. Mr. Hershner left that davror Hood River, where he is looking for a business opening. We bespeak for Mr. Borman a liberal patronage. " Raymond Henkle and Fred Kruse left yesterday for New York. Ihey went via Seattle and will travel over the Canadian Pacific as far as the Great Lakes. They in tend traveling over the lakes by steamer, as this is one of the finest trips to be enjoyed in this country. Raymond will attend the New York College of Pharmacy of that city, while Fred will stop at Ithaca, N. Y., at which place he will enter Cornell University. Next Saturday evening the cam paign will be formally opened with a stirring address by Hon. Binger Hermann. Mr. Hermann was for fourteen years a representative from this district in congress, and is now commissioner of the general land office at Washington. Coming as he does, direct from the capital where he had an opportunity to ob serve at short ranee the many per plexing problems that have con fronted the present administration, he is in a position to give much in teresting information. He is a flu ent and forceful talker and has th e ability to entertain as well as in struct. A program has been ar ranged for the occasion, and a club organization will be perfected. Everyone is invited to be present, and those from the country especi ally. Patronize the Magnolia. During the past two months the bust ness of this laundry has doubled. This is proot positive that all work is satis tactorny done fand that prices are very reasonable. All laundry called for and delivered. Call on I. R. Daniel at Book Store. Cotswold Rams. Persons wishing to purchase, will find a few yearlings two miles west of Corval lis, at the home of John E, Wyatt. I 1 W'V IHMSLWta " n Mill I i jl They're M Here "Percival Garment Just arrived last week. There's no garment made anymore correct for style than the "Palmer." Anything higher priced than the "Palmer" is a way -up, trig price; don't pay it. Come and see them. Tell your friends. We are proud to show them. F. L. MILLER Corvallis, 6 tbe Paint Store. C. A. Barnhart, Manager. A Paints, Oils and Varnishes 2 WALL PAPER 3 t RAMBLER Bicycles, Ma?estic Lamps, 7 Planihg Hill and gpx Factory ... We Manufacture Boxes Of ... Sugar Pine, Cotton Wood, White and Yellow Fir THE BOSS BOX Is made of Pine Ends and Cottonwood Sides. We have sold thousands of them and never a complaint. We Carry a Full Planing Mill Stock. Our Lumber Sheds Coatain TEN times more dry fine Yellow (mountain) Fir floor ing, rustic and finishing lumber than any other yard in the county. Call and he convinced. . We buy all kinds of logs, Red and Yellow Fir, etc., and our price range accordingly, wnen you Duy oi ua, you pnuomso xiuoie iuuusirv. Our prices are as low as the lowest and our stock is the best. CORVALLIS SAWMILL COMPANY. KLINE'S New Fall Clothing HAS ARRIVED in all the hew style collars and weaves we have the 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 economi cal. MEN'S medium and low-priced suits made up nice and very durable; Prices : $5, $7, 8, $9, $10. $12 50. SELECT LINE ot Blue Serges, Clay Worsteds and Cassimeres finely tailored ; Prices: $10, $12 50, $15, $16 50, $18. AVE are ihe topnotchers on fine Over coats and Ulsters. Largest line in town. Some very swell ones; Prices: $5 to $18. ; LARGE LINE of Boys and Youths Suits made for hard wear. BOY'S All Wool double seat and knee pants for 50 cents per pair. S, L KLINE, Corvallis, Or. The finest line of Ladies' Cloaks and Jackets ever brought to Corvallis. We are Exclusive Agents for the celebrated B. Palmer" Oregon. AND IDEAL Mossberg Chime Bells, Etc