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LOCAL AND PERSONM.
Mrs. Philip Phile visited Al bany friends last Wednesday . Miss Lillie McA'dams went to Independence lasv. Tuesday to visit with friends for a week or two. A. F. Harlan is building a house and barn on the ten-acre tract that hn recently uurchased in Wells & McElroy's addition. MisBes Mary Miller and Sarah Wilhelm were down from Moi.roe last Wednesdav. shopping: and -visiting with friends. A meeting of citizens interested in cleaning out Muddy creek is call ed for May 13 and the Grange Hall is the place of meetibg. Eugene Bogert, of Monmouth, filed on a timber claim in Wil lamette precinct, this county, last Wednesday. The claim consists of 160 acres. . W. I. Price has let the contract to McHenry Bros, to conetruct tw3 cottages on his property just south of the Agricultural Hall. The cottages are for rent. Wednesday afternoon word was phoned to this office that the Wood- Klirn VtonV Vi ti rl Kaoti Viald Tin M n fl robbed of $3,000. This happened according to report in the middle of the afternoon. There will be preaching in the .new Adventist church in Jobs Addition tomorrow evening and Sunday morning and evening. W. L. Skeele, of Washington county, will occupy the pulpit. Last Wednesday Mrs. Eunice Dutton appeared before County . Clerk Moses aud filed on a home stead of 40 acres. Mrs. Dutton is of Blodgett and the homestead filed on is west of that place. Jas. Flett is going to have a shed build on to the City stables. The addition is to be 16x26 feet and work has already started. Many x other improvements of minor im portance are to be made. - Charley Heckart will do the work. ; C. M. Cady, son of J. J. Cady, of this city, was recently transferred from Rosebure to Albany where he is night operator for the S. P. Com pany. During the week C. M uady ana wire visitea relatives in this city. uao meets uoiumbia university in a meet on the local field tomor row afternoon.' Much interested is attracted to this event and hope is high in college circles and down town as wen mat OAu will carry cn the nonors. - ..." The U. S. dredger, the Mathloma was expected to leave Portland yes terday for the Upper Willamette to begin operations at once. It is not expectea tnat sue will c ime up so far as this city, but that ah ;i will begin on the obstruction highest up, which is between this city and Albany. General Thorp arrived home, Wednesday noon, from a sojourn of some weeks jn Chicago aud other . Eastern cities, whither he had been called to perfect and oversee cer tain detail work on the Agricultural automobile which he . recently patented. '.'. The general met with untsual good luck, he reports. Mrs. Aileen Hartley, who Las been visiting her mother, Mrs. A. F. Peterson, of this city, returned to her home in. Cottage Grove, yes terday. It is understood that Mrs. Peterson intended going ' to the same place yesterday to enter a sanitarium in that city for treatment- William C. Bryant, a college student returned from a brief visit at his home near Hubbard, Or., last' Wednesday. He stated that where he lives much corn is plant ed and that it does pretty well. They were just starting to plant corn at the time he returned to re sume his studies. . J. T. Rhillips has just completed the construction of a gigantic clod roller for M. S. Woodcock. That it will mash clods there is no rea son ror aouot, Dut it iooks as though -it would require half the horses in the connty to draw it. There are-all told, three very large rollers, two behind and one ahead, . in the center. The workmanship is good, so is the idea, and with corses enough to draw it there can i certainly be no complaint of the work it will do. Richard Zahn came out from Alsea, Wednesday, in response to a subpoena to appear before Deputy District Prosecuting Attorney E. R. Bryson and explain where he secured his liquor, if he had any. At the same time a number of men from Philomath were here on a visit to Attorney; Bryson on busi ness of similar nature. Mr. Zahn says that everything in the valley is f going forward at a good clip. Stock looks well as the result of an open winter. The roads are in good condition and every thing- is promising a good future. Miss Rose Greffoz is expected to arrive from Portland next Sunday for a visit with friends. Miss Myrtle McDowell, of Dallas. is eponding a few days with re latives and friends in this city. Miss Lotta Rose came up from Portland, Tuesday, and will be the A FAIR PROPOSITION. A Display of dood Faith That All Will Appreciate. There is now need of comment on what appears below. Yester- Aaxi a rtAfltirm woe rtrpnlaipl li trt guest of relatives in this city for a i ; fv .. l number of weeks. !and at the time the paper ceach- .',. . , ea us me ioi lowing gentlemen lhe G. A. K. memorial sermon j . u:n win uo (jrBHuueu uu ouuuay, luay 28, by Rev. G. H. Feese. The hour will be made known later. Additional Local. ' Charlie Blakeslee has the task of raising and putting a better foundation under the" David Irvine building on South Main street. Down in Snap Creek school 'dis trict No. 32 has voted for a ninth grade school. This speaks eloquent ly in behalf of the parents of that district. Mrs. Julia Paul went to Portland Tuesday, to join her husband, G. Lester Paul, whi is teaching elo cution in an academy of music in that city. Charlie Chipman has reconsider ed matters and has gone back to his old position in the grocery de partment of ,F. L. Miller's estab lishment. Robt. Johnson, wno has Buffered for some we ks with an attack of typhoid faver, is much better we are pleased to announce.,, it all goes well he will soon be about again. Last Tuesday at the home of the bride's mother in Wren, Miss Anna Jackson and Charles Blodgett were united in marriage. Both of the youDg people are weli known end respected in Blodgett. The stone foundation for the dwelling Dr. Pernot is going to ereet between his present residence and that of John Smith is just about completed and carpenters will soou be at it with hammer and saw. ' Presbyterian Church, Rev. M. S. Bush. Bible School 10 a. m. Re ception of new members and com munion 11 a. m.; U. consecra tion meeting 7 p. m., Miss Hanna will address the Endeavorers Evening service at 8 p. m.. sub ject, "Tell John." Walter Kline, who has had quite a serious time or it witn an aggra vated attack of measles, is gradual ly regaining his health and it is reported that he will soon be around again. Lhe measles were bad enough, but added to this he was afflicted with a very bad boil on his neck. Surely Walter had a time of it. Marshall Miller has moved into the S. H. Dalaba hiuse on . Sixth street. Mr. Miller has rented his home on River street to J. J., Tryon and the latter has taken possession. Mr. Tryon is connected with Moses Bros, and will hereafter be ia the store in'this city. The dwelling he will occupy will be very convenient to Mr. Tryon's place of business. S. H. Horton returned from his farm near Dusty last Tuesday. During the time he was coming down he was caught in two very severe rain storms and found the road quite maddyin many places. He was surprised when he reached Corvallis to find the street sprink ler in operation. Mr. Horton says that crops look well in Southern Benton. Those who are well posted de clare that there is a great increase apparent in the travel on the West Side at present, to and from Cor vallis. It is noticeable that many strangers are in the city a good portion of the time. This is per haps an advance guard of the Lewis and Clark Fair visitors. Much of interest is scheduled for this summer or we mis3 our guess. W. W. Dixon, of Tangent, Or., deshes us to announce that if a sufficient number of teachers will signify -.their desire to attend, he will open a summer school in this city June 26 and continue it for a matter of six weeks. Two lines of work will be carried on: Thorough review work preparatory to exam ination ; and method work, or how to teach various subjects, . Any teacher, or other party interested are desired to communicate , with the gentleman at above address, or confer with Supt. Denman, Cor- vallis." ' - An Oregonian of recent date con tained an article showing in detail the amount of money authorized to be expended this year on railroads in Oregon. The total is about $1,500,000, of which sum more than $800,000 will be expended for labor alone. - The betterments in clude ballasting of track, laying of heavier steel, the replacing of wood- en ondges by steel structures, and manv other improvements of simi lar character. Our local agent-of the Southern Pacific assures us that his company, intends bringing its lines up to the . high standard of present day requirements as rapid ly, as possible. missioners had signed it: P. L Miller, J. R. Smith, E. Wood ward, W. S. McFadden, B. F. Irvine, P. Avery, . S. L. Kline, and there was no reason to doubt but all members would sign. The following is the paper signed and it speaks for itself: Whereas, By act of the legis lature of 1905 the City of Cor vallis was authorized and em powered to construct or purchase, keep, conduct, maintain, and op erate water works within and without said city, of a kind in said act described, etc., vand Whereas, Said act amongother things provided for a committee of 10 tax-payers and residents of said city and provided for a com mission to carry said act into ef fect and providing for the perpet uation or said committee and commission, and Whereas, There exists a strong desire among the residents of said city to have said committee and commission chosen by the" qual ified voters thereof and we the undersigned members of said com mittee desiring to labor in har mony with the residents of Cor vallis for a better water system and the upbuilding of tne-city, and believing that the people should have a voice in the selec tion of said committee and com mission, therefore be it Resolved, That we will favor and ioin in a request to ur representatives in the legislature of the state of Oregon at the ensuing session thereof following this date, to amend the act of said legislature of the year 1905 to make the water committee of said city to consist of four or six members instead of ten: that four or six of the ten committee-' men now created by said act shall be elected by lot iirom among and by present committee to con stitute the "water commission" in the amended act, who shall act as such commissioners re- See Blackledge for furniture, etc. .. " 26 Messrs. Joseph Yates and Abnpr Limbocker went to Dock Jackson's farm fishing receo ly. Mr. Lim bocker caught two trout about as long as your little finger, but our friend J oseph caught noue. ,. Call at the Benton County Lum ber Yard for prices on three grades of flooring, rustic, and finishing umber. You will find the grade and prices right. 26. Court convened as usual last Wednesday in regular monthly session. Wednesdtiy was devoted partly to auditing bills, while yes terday was given over to a consider ation of special matters. . Court was expected to adjourn yesterday afternoon. , An ice-cream social is to be givei at the Good Sammaritan rectory by the Ladies Guild, Saturday, May 6 from 4 to 10 o'clock. Fifteen cents. Also home-made candy . A quan"- ty of plain and fancy sewing will be onered tor sale. Sb-d Mrs. Lizzie- Estes and childrei arrived in this city, yesterday, from San Francisco. Mrs. Estes is a sister of Mrs. tiene taimpson, 01 this citv. and the latter went to Albany to accompany her sister to Corvallis. Blackledge, leading wall paper dealer. 30m J. C. Dawson,, representing the Oregon Booster, is in this city in the interest of his journal. It is the gentleman's intention to give m a boost by boosting us in me Booster. In fact, he is going to give Corvallis and Benton county a good write-up and as he represents a splendid journal we predict him success. Largest line of matting in coun ty at Blackledges. 30tf At the request of Commandant Quinlan, Bandmaster Lucas, of In dependence and Monmouth band, came up yeBterdav and arrange ments were made whereby his valuable services are to be secured for OAC's cadet band until July 1st. This will carry the hand through their encampment in Port land. Buy Your Outing Clothes Hero. 1 1 1 I HutSduffoo I (t Mm I HadTaOorea SSS II imm hi Vva infill 1 11' p 11 1 mi II Coprrlll190bj Hart SeklBaw Mux 11 We'll save you money, and give you a pleasing, becoming- sort of style. We are ready, for you. H. S. & M. style is perfection. Outing Pants, $2.50 to $4.00 Fancy Vests, $1.00 to;$3.50 Latest Styles in Neckwear and Furnishings. spectively for i, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 years or until the ensuing general election of said city following. and that the qualified voters of the City of Corvallis shall elect by ballot at each ensuing city election from and ' after the amended act a water commis sioner to serve foi the term of 4 or 6 years from the date of his election and qualification as such commissioner; and in case of the death or resignation of any mem ber of said water commission, the mayor of said city shall ap point a water commissioner to serve until the next annual election following such death or resignation, at which election the qualified voters shall elect water commissioner to serve for the same term as the commission er whoe term he is elected to fill. Be it further Resolved, That the bonds to be issued bv said citv under the present act shall contain a pro vision to the effect "That this bond is issued subject to such change as to the number and personnel of the water commission of said city as may in the future be enacted bv the legislature of the State of Oregon." , Second grade fir lumber, almost any dimension, fir only $6.50 per thousand feet, at Corvallis Saw Mill. 10 tf. At the Congregational church next Sabbath , ,Rev. Green, paster. m. class 9 The, White House, Jkm Gorvatiis, Ore. D. C. Meat and. Chaa. Blakaslef. CORVALLIS STEAM LAUNDRY. Patronize Home Industry. Outside Orders Solicited. All Work Guaranteed. CORVALLIS, OREGOM. Sunday school at 0 a jr young men at 1U: worship and sermon at 11: Christian &t- deavor at 7; vesper service and sermon at b. (Morning sermon, "Are All Men God's Children? Are All Men God's Sons." Evening sermon "Emah or One With God as a Majority. , New Partnership. Bert Yates and W. E. Yates have formed a partnership under the firm name of Yates & Yates. They expect to do a general insurance and abstract busi ness. They represent good reliable in-1 surance companies and will furnish accurate, neat and complete abstracts of Benton connty property at reasonable prices. Uaii on or write to Yates & Yates. Corvallis, Oregon. . A Creeping Death. Blood poison creeps up towards the heart, causing death. J. E. Stearns, Belle Plaine, Minn., writes that a friend dreadfully injured his band, which swelled up like blood poisoning. Buck- len's Arnica salve drew out the poison, healed the wound, and saved . his life. Best in the world for burns and sores. 25c at Allen & Woodward's drug store. Cheap Sunday Rates Between Portland and Willamette ' Valley Points. Not long ago W. C. Young and lamily arrived in th:s city from Indian Territory and took uo their abode among ue. While enroute here -an infant child contracted sev.Te cold which resulted in death last Sunday morning. The funeral occurred from the iamily residence last Monday morning and inter ment was made in Odd - Fellows cemetery. ,. Being Strangers here this is an unusually sad afiair. . , ... -l . h - Rev. E. J. Thompson, of 1 Inde pendence, and Rev.' W. S. Holt, of Portland, Sy nodical Missionary of the Presbyterian church, was in the city last evening . to assist in the installation of Rev. M. S. Bush as pastor of the Presbyterian church. Low round trip rates have been placed n esect between .Portland and Willam ette Valley points, in either direction. Tickets will be sold SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, and limited to return on or before the following Monday. Rate to or From Corvallis, $3.00. Call on Southern Pacific Co's Agents for particulars. i Wool Pool. , Those wishing to pool their wool with me can do so by reporting the number of fleeces to me. I will handle your wool and soli to the highest 'bidder and give you what there His in ft. " Sacks, fleece and twine for sale by ' me at Kings Valley. - . F.J. Chambers. 33-50 0. C. g T. STEAMERS Steamer Aregona, leaves Cor vallis, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, for Portland and all way points. - For . rates, etc, call on ' V; coats leave- lor Jfortiana ,ana way stations at 6 a. m. ,. . A. J. SHIRLEY, Agent. The new double breasted model for Spring, represents talent in tailoring that Custom Tailors cannot afford. $ 15 & $16.50 SOLDIBY F. L. MILLER CORVALLIS. COPYRIGHT 190S BY TriE HOUSE OF KUPPENtCMER ' A. ROBINSON N DEPENDENT PrIONE 13 A. L. STEVENSON N DEPENDENT PHONE 201 Robinson & Stevenson Real Estate, Loans and Insurance A FULL LIST OF FARMS AND CITY PROPERTY . FOR SALE mitrr OFFICE PHON'e-' Corvallis, Ore. CALL AND LIST YOUR PROPERTY VyiTH US. GASTORIA For Infants and Children. 7 Have Always Bought Turner's Cash Store One door South of Farmers' Hotel, Corvallis. i Since moving into our New Location Iwe have stocked up w.ith a Full Line of Fresh. Goods. Will keep a full line of fresh Gr"oceries Vegetables, Fruits, Etc. . FULL LINE OF BEE SUPHLIES. Delivery system regular and reliable. Store open from 6:30 a. in. to 8:30 p. in." every day during the .week. . Expenses are lower than those of any other grocery firm, in the city and our prices are fixed accordingly. ; Call and see or ringup Indepen dent Phone No. 452. 1 - ,