The City and Vicinity f 'Miss Clara Baker has gone out to Alsea to join the family for a week. Acme Quality Paints and Floor Var nish that wears at A. L. Miner's. 5-17-tf. For Sale Kitchen range in good order. Call at once, 429 Sixth street. 8-3-tf. Eat Golden Rod Flakes, They are better for breakfast, Than old-fashioned corn cakes, And five minuets time, Is all that it takes " At Kline's. 6-12-tf Spencer Bicknell sold a cow and a registered animal with good pedigree and the heifer is her daughter. The buyer, who lives near Albany, took the animals almost without looking at them. It pays to keep first-class stock. A break in the water main on Fifth street, in front of Dr. Pernot's resi dence, made it necessary to cut off the water supply yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock and the Fifth streeters were without water until this morning, while a section of new pipe was being put in. Mrs. J. Fleser and family leave tomor row to join Mr. Fleser in Montana. These people came to Oregon'from Michigan orginally, arriving here from the east ern part of the state about three years ago. They like Corvallis very much but feel that the altitude is too low for them. One half of the primary school build ing soon will be on its foundation in Job's Addition. It is now off of Mon roe street and is being taken down through the orchard a half block west of the German Lutheran church. The same trouble with the half remaining down town is not anticipated. Wanted 100 prune pickers to pick 150 acres of prunes at Benton County orchard at Granger. 9c a box 11c to those staying to finish the picking. Pick ing to begin about Aug. 20th. Ladders and buckets supplied; good camping place; good water and wood. Applicants Bend names and addresses to W. N. Sayre, P. O. Box 521, Corvallis. 8-7-7t The hop grower of Oregon has come into his own again. It is expected that the hop crop in this state alone will bring a return of over $3,500,000 this year. Oregon will produce about 70,000 bales of hops and hops are now selling at 21 cents a pound. . The price - will feo to the 30-cent mark in a few ' weeks and optimistic growers look for an even higher market price. S. L. Kline, a member of the Trans . Mississippi Congress, soon to meet in Denver, has just sent his regrets. Mr. Kline has been a member of the organi zation several years and paid his dues regularly but business has not permit ted his presence at the annual conven tion. . All railroads west of the Missis sippi river have made reduced rates for the twentieth annual session of the Trans-Mississippi Commercial : Con gress. The rate from Pacific Coast points, to Denver and return has been fixed at $55 for the round trip, and a corresponding reduction from intermedi ate points. . Mrs. P. T. Starr left today for Missouri. -. : :" v ' lone Stroud was granted a divorce fro ai Isaac" Stroud this morning. The charge was desertion. Sheriff Gellatly has symptoms of ap pendicitis and he may be taken . to Portland tomorrow for an operation.' Creed C. Hammond, widower of Eu gene, and Stephanie Schuecker, widow of Alsea, have been granted license to wed. Mrs. J. F. Porter went to Portland today. She was accompanied by her daughter,. Iva, who will go on to Seattle. Mrs. J. H. Musgrave, who has been seriously ill at her residence, 610 North Third .street, is now convalescent, much to the gratification of her many friends. Wanted two or three nicely fur nished rooms with a refined family, or would rent a furnished cottage. Man and wife. Address, "Permanent," care Gazette-Times. 8-ll-4t At the Commercial Club tonight a short program will be rendered, this being ladies' night. All members of the Auxiliary and the Club are invited and urged to be present. Mr. and Mrs. Van Walters, of Boise, Idaho, are the guosts of Mrs. H. E. Wetherla.- They are old friends of other days. Clarence Van Walters is a member of the Corvallis Marine band, having been here several monthSi. Mrs. Blanche Prather was pleasantly surprised at her home yesterday by a number of ladies of the Christain church, the occasion being her birth day anniversary. The guests presented the hostess with several dainty gifts, and ice cream and cake concluded a very pleasant afternoon. Miss Kathleen ' Daniels, of Tacoma, Wash., was in Coryallis yesterday, en route to McMinriville to visit .relatives, from ' Klamath Falls where she had been the guest of her brother, Ivan. Miss Daniels formerly resided in Cor vallis and many friends here were glad to see her again. While here she was the guest of Mrs. Agnes Thompson. Contractors wanted $500 for digging the basement for the Presbyterian church. F. L. Miller did not want to pay that amount so has undertaken the job himself. He has already sold 400 loads of dirt from the church site at 50 cents per load delivered and has about 500 more loads to sell. He thinks he is going to save the church people practically all of that $500. Farmers, Country Merchants Ship Your Produce to SMITH. He Will Pay You lie for Dressed Pork. 10c for Dressed, Small Fat Veal. 15c for Live Spring Chickens. 14c for Live Hens. . Immediate payments. No com mission charged. - . . - ADDRESS ' " FRANK L. SMITH MEAT CO., "Fighting the Beef Trust," . Portland, Or. We Use Scien tific Instruments To determine the needs of your eyes There is no guess work about our examinations. They are just as ac curate as trained skill and experi ence can make them. They cost you nothing so you certainly ought to have the -benefit of them, if you have any eye trouble at all. They mean the proper glasses, the only kind you can afford to wear. E W, S, PRATT, Jeweler and Optician Ice cream delivered on thirty minutes-- notice by Winkley' Palace of Sweets. - . - tf The three-year old son of Mr- and Mrs. William Earnest, of, Alsea, died yesterday and was buried today. - v For Rent Six-room house: bath and electric light equipment; pleasant loca tion. Address P. O. Box 168, or phone 2134. 8-10-tf Wanted from two to five acres within one or two miles of College. Good land, good water, fruit. If "im proved, - small but good buildings. Address, Val Rosa Farm. R. F. D. 1. Newburg, Ore. 8-ll-2t Circuit - Court was m session but an hour this morning. In the case of the State vs. M. S. Woodcock, the defend ant was given 15 days in which to file papers and the prosecution 10 days thereafter to file a reply. This is the ! case in which O. A. C. is endeavoring to get land from Mr. Woodcock by condemnation proceedings. Court ad journed to meet again Aug. 21. - C. W. Adams has decided to open a I storage room at the corner of 9th and Monroe. He owns the house there, has nothing in particular to do, finds that a storage is a badly needed institution, ! hence will utilize his building. He will make a specialty of storing and caring for pianos, household goods and furni ture and will prepare goods for ship ment, guaranteeing the greatest care. It is said that the County Court has decided to fill up the ravine east of the" front walk past the court - house. This will come as pleasing news to a great many, as the . improvement has been suggested to the court by several of those interested in the better appear ance of the grounds and street in that vicinity. This and the south ditch are rather deep ones but can be filled and leveled off at no great cost. An insurance agent and a comely widow without a marriage certificate became too friendly at one of the hotels in this city a day or so ago and were invited to leave Corvallis. The woman agreed to go promptly, but the male specimen begged for time to close up some deals. Chief Wells gave him about one hour, time to catch the next train, and the insurance man decided to get a hustle on. F. L. Price, who lives on the .Philo math road near the .city limits, is a man of the right sort. He believes in sprinkling and is agitating the idea of having the Philomath road sprinkled to a point not far from the covered bridge. He has spoken to three or. four about it and these have agreed to put up - a little cash to carry out the idea.' Mr; FOOLED THE ROBBERS In Incident of the Days of Stage coach Holdups. QUICK WIT OF PAT CL0HESY. The Trick by Which the Old Time Mining Man of Colorado Saved Him self and Sacrificed His Fellow Trav elers and the Story Sequel. "When the passengers In the old coaching days found themselves In the clutches of the 'road agents' they In stinctively hurried, during the short time that driver and guard were be ing put In a proper state of helpless ness, to secret money and valuables in the first safe place that suggested it self," said a -veteran Colorado mining man. "But such precautions were use less, for there was small time and smaller opportunity of place to hide anything In a mere shell of a coach. If a man was found without money, they stripped him and searched the fltage as well." "The experience of Pat Clohesy, an old time mining man of Colorado, is historic. One afternoon he took the stage from Silver Cliff camp, bound for the railroad, sixty miles away. In the coach were a dozen other passen gers, none of whom knew him. . As they reached the narrowest part of the gorge that leads out of Wet Mountain valley a loud command of 'Hold up your hands!' brought the stage to a sudden standstill and every passenger In ft to a swift realization that unless quick action was taken he 'would go broke. One crammed his wad of bills down his boot leg; another thrust his roll down the back-of his neck; a third took off his hat, put his wallet inside and set it back on his head. Every man Jack of them attempted to se crete his money except Pat Clohesy. and Pat sat perfectly quiet . "In a few moments a rifle barrel ap-H peared at the window, and there came the order, 'Hands up and all out? Out the passengers tumbled and stood In line with lifted hands. Pat at the far end. When the searching highway man went through the first man he found nothing Irritated at this, he started through the second, with the same lack of success. Angry at this, the bandit turned to his fellow robber, who stood covering the line with bis Winchester. " They have been tryln to hide their -stuff, d n 'em!' he exclaimed. We'll just make 'em strip, and then we'll go through the stage. They'll pay for puttin' us to all this trouble T "Then up spoke Pat Clohesy from the far end of the line. 'Gentlemen, he said,; addressing the highwaymen, '1 know you're in a hurry, and I know I'm' a noor miner with all mv DroDertv Price says that road is going to , be ln the WOrld just the-$15 I've got In "TT-TT? crTJr"i-YT rr? vt tat ttvi Tenth and Morrison, Portland, Oregon 3 3 A. P. Armstrong, LL.B., Principal Old in years, new in methods, admittedly the high-standard commercial school of the Northwest. Open all the year. More calls for help than we can meet position certain. Class and individual instruction. Bookkeeping from "written forms and by office practice. Shorthand that excels in every respect. Special penmanship department. Write for illustrated catalogue. Occidental Lumber Co. v Successors toj Corvallis Lumber Co. are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please call on J. B IRVING for information and prices. And take notice that if we have not got exactly what you want we will get it for you. G. Q. BASSET r, Local Mar. S The Best Paint There is no better paint made for appearance and durability than Acme Quality Paint Specially prepared for exterior and interior use. "FLOOR VARNISH THAT WEARS" WALL PAPER AND PAINT STORE Second Street, Near Palace Theater sprinkled and he expects td have the wagon out there very shortly. Considr ering the benefit this will be to the city as a whole, which gets most of its dust from the ' Philomath and Oak Creek roads, the city might very well help in this sprinkling in any way pos sible. Jersey Cows and Heifers For Sale. STRICTLY STYLISH Ready-to-Wear SUITS, SKIRTS and WAISTS These Garments for Ladies and Misses are of excellent quality. The styles speak for themselves and the prices are' really less than the cost of material and making. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY BUYING HERE NOW Henlzte & Davis I will offer my entire herd of Jersey cows and heifers for sale, on Septem ber 1, on the fair grounds of the Linn County .Fair Association, the last-day of the fair. . 1 The herd consists of 12 cows which have been registered, 5 cows which are full bloods but have not been registered and the balance, 19 head, are all high grades.' The cows range in age from 4 to 8 years and the whole herd is either fawn or steel gray in color. In milk test the cows range from 4 to 5.3 per cent DUtter-iat. six two-year-olds are now giving milk and give promise of becoming excellent cows. All of the above have been bred to J. G. Holt's premium bull "Landseer's Koffee" No. 79370 and will freshen from September 15 to October 15. Also, 10 yearling heifers and 5 spring calves all daugh ters of "Rebakah's June Bov." Iam selling because I contemplate quitting the dairy business and, besides the herd is too large for my small farm. TERMS OF SALE: Cash for all sales under $25; over $25, notes with approv ed security, due in 12 months and bear ing 8 per cent interest .. from date. Three per cent discount allowed on all time accounts for cash. "J. N. Jones, 8-13-2tw. Thomas, Oregon. Benton County Lumber Co. Manufacturers of all kinds of Fir Lumber, Mouldings, Cedar Posts, Sawed and Split. Qedar Shakes Dealers in Doors, Windows, Lime, BncK, Cement, Shingles, etc For Sale new; Deering Binder almost good as Price with trucks-$65.00. "T S. Bicknell, . 8-6-tf w Corvallis, Ore. For Rent A small desirable farm, two miles south of town. Inquire 708 Third street; phone-1120 8-6-tf -w Wanted Hay And Oats Wanted Five to ten carloads of good cheet hay and two carloads of oats. F. O..B. cars, any station on C. & E. road. Write price to me. R. N. War- nock, Liveryman, Toledo, Oregon, i . 7-29-lt-d-2t-w ,my pocket. If you'll leave me that lit tle roll, I'll tell you where these other fellows have hidden their swag, so's you can collect it quick and skip out. Is It a bargain? . " 'Sure,' . said the man - with the guarding .rifle. Fifteen dollars meaut nothinz to the band compared to the risk. 'Well,' said Pat, pointing to the 'first ln line, 'that fellow's money Is . stuffed down his right boot leg. r "The holdup Investigated and drew forth a plump roll of bills from the boot leg. 'That next man,' went on Pat. 'has eot his money hid under the hind seat in the stage.' The bandit found a fat wallet stuffed under the cushion. 'The next has got his money in his hat, and the next crammed his stuff down the back of his neck, and the next' Pat went down the line of them, while the highwayman drew forth money from all manner of places. Swiftly collecting their booty, they bundled the passengers back in the coach, set driver and guard back on their seats and told them to go ahead, not, however, before they had given Pat a twenty dollar bill and a hearty slap of thanks on his Irish back. - "The storm that broke over his head inside that coach after it had rolled a safe distance from the bandits threat ened his very life before" he could get a hearing. Had it not been that the robbers had disarmed them all and Pat was a huge man he never would have got away alive. "Each of you figure up just how much you've lost,' he said to his fel low passengers when at - last they would listen, 'and I'll pay you back not only what that Is, but an equal amount In addition, for the bother I've given you,'- and he pulled from an in ner vest pocket a huge roll of bills. In bewilderment the travelers counted up their losses. Collectively it was. about $1,000. Pat peeled off two $1,000 bills from the bulky mass of money and. banding them to a responsible pas senger, asked him to make correct di vision when they reached the railroad. " 'I'm sorry for the unpleasant quar ter hour I caused you,' he continued, 'but it was the only thing I could do to save myself. I have just sold a mine back In Sliver Cliff for $60,000 cash, and had no other way to bring the money out except in my pocket Here Is the bundle of it,' and he held up the fat roll, 'When I heard the holdups outside 1 thought it was all up, for you can't hide money from those hounds. But when you fellows pulled out your money to hide it and I saw that none of you had any large amount I thought I would work a game on the road agents and give you away to the vil lains in order to save myself. I surely did! They've got $1,000, but I've saved my money f" Washington Post Glass Jars, All Kinds, at HODES GROCERY v. COPPER 5 NEWTON HARDWARE CD. - Successors to MELLON & PINKERTON Second Street, - Corvallis, Oregon Dealers In Hardware, Implements, Buggies, Wagons, Cream Sepa rators, Graniteware, Tinware and Builders' v - Hardware. Sole Agents for Congo Roofing and Quick Meal Ranges Am high as we have mounted hi de light in -our dejection do we sink as tow. Wordsworth. WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT Phone Your Orders To No. 7, THATCHER & JOHNSON'S GROCERY Where They -Will be Promptly Filled. Fine Line of Crockery, Glassware, Cut Glass, Haviland and China ware, LAMPS ETC. The Gazette-Times 50c per months i- Li '-r Z. . ' ' '"