The City and Vicinity LADIES Attention! R. F. Friedman was a business vis itor in Corvallis from Dallas yesterday. For Sale Grub oak wood. Ind. Phone 6525. 8-18-6t Mrs. Joseph Tyler, of Salem, is vist ing at home of Mrs. C. P. Wilson. Look for "Owners" ad- "Two Bar gains City Homes" 8-13-tf Mr. and Mrs. Henry Oleman, of Summit, are in the city visiting friends and relatives. G. W. Lindeman is taking a ten days vacation between the threshing of fll and spring grain. Mrs. C. A. Murphy, who has been visiting relatives and friends in Eu gene, is expected home tomorrow. Complete outfits for camping parties at Blackledge's furniture store. 8-3-tf Mrs. Mary Woodworth has returned to her home at Lentz after a five weeks visit with her mother, Mrs. Ada Elliott. Emory Herron,' of South Bend, Wash., was in the city yesterday visit ing his mother and brother on North 11th street, Miss Bertha Davis will be the host ess at the Commercial Club meeting tonight- A large attendance and an en joyable time is expected. James L. Lewis is preparing to put down a 14-foot cement sidewalk in front of his recently acquired property on the corner of Second and Jefferson streets. W. E. Wilson has arrived from Deer horn, Lane County, to be at the bed side of his father, J. P. Wilson, who is very ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Beal on College Hill. M. P. Burnette and son, Charles, John Hyde, Charles L. Baker, Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Minnie Corrigan, of Bayard, Iowa, a cousin of Mr. Baker, left today for the Alsea country on a hunting trip. Acme Quality Paints and Floor Var nish that wears at A. L. Miner's. 5-17-tf. Petitions are now being circulated to secure a sufficient number of charter members for the organization of a new Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in this city. Those interested in the movement are meeting with good suc cess. - Gene Simpson, the- pheasant 'man, went to Salem on business yesterday. He is now making arrangements to ship a full carload of Chinese pheasants to the State Game Commission of Idaho. This will be the largest ship ment of these birds ever made in this country. 1 Mr. an! Mrs.. A. C. Douglas, and daughter, Miss Ida, of Payette, Idaho, are here visiting at the home of Frank Douglas on A street. The two families leave today for the coast to spend a few days. Mr. Douglas ''has not .seen his brother for some time and this is his first visit to the western part of Oregon. He is highly pleased with Benton county and its crop producing advantages. RUSSELL The Tailor has just received his Fall and Winter line of , 300 Patterns, Suits, separate Skirts, Jackets, long Coats, Divided Skirts and Rubberized Rain Coats-, made to your measure in the latest styles; strictly man-tailored; prices right. Before buying, call and look them over. Lady attendant. 132 Second St, Upstairs, Whitehorn Building Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson are back from a month's outing at Waldport. Ice cream delivered on thirty minutes notice by Winkley's Palace of Sweets. Misses Maggie McAllister and Lena Fairchild are here from Yamhill, the guests of friends. I Miss Ruby Fowells is expected home tonight after a three months visit to her brother in Seattle. I Misses Millie and Bertha Danielson arrived yesterday from Grand Forks, North Dakota, and will spend some in Corvallis. , Rev. and Mrs. H. H. Hubbell have gone to Bellfountain to remain a week. Mr. Hubbell will preach in the church there Sunday. J. O. Booth came down from Grants Pass yesterday to look after his exten sive orchard interests in Benton county. He was accompanied by Thomas W. Pack. 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 The contract for the big addition to 1 the Agronomy building at O. A. C. was j let" last night in Portland, but it has ! not been possible to ascertain who se : cured the work.- president Kerr went 1 down to be present at the opening of the bids. , A new cement sidewalk will be laid , on the west side of Eighth street be , tween Jefferson and Madison, in front of the Foster and Lewis properties. This walk will be 190 feet in length ' and will add greatly to the appearance of that part of the city. Work is progressing rapidly on the new Christain church building and it is expected to be ready for the holding of services by October 1. The total cost of the improvements will amount to over $4000 and all the work Is being paid for as fast as it is done. Arrangements are now trying to be made by the Retail Merchants' Associa- j tion to secure a special train from Cor vallis to Toledo on Sept. 10, Benton Co., day at the Lincoln county fair, but all the satisfaction thus far obtained from , the Southern Pacific is that a one fare rate for the round trip will be made. ' Further efforts toward getting a train : for the day are now in progress. Try and orange Bouquette at Macy's. Missess Ethel Bermanlmd May Rus sell have gone to Newport for a brief stay. ' - ' : i ? Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Wilson left today for Newport to enjoy a month's outing at the beach. . Grading is now in progress around the court house square preparatory to putting in a park curbing. Word has been received from Sheriff Gellatly that he is improving rapidly and hoper soon to able to leave the sanitarium in Portland for home. : Miss Lillie Murray a niece of D. T): Berman, from Denver, Colo., who.' h&s been visiting the Seattle fair, arrrivetf' here last night to stay a while at the Berman home. Marriage licenses have been issued by Cupid Johnson to Earl Ormer and Miss Bertha White, and to. Professor Edwin DeVore Ressler and Mrs. May Bowden Babbitt, all of Corvallis. Marshmallow ice cream at Macy's today. Wednesday evening, September 1, Dr. Wire, district superintendent of the Eugene district of the M, E. church will hold the fourth quarterly conference of the year at the M. E. church in this city. This is the session' at which the work of the past year is reviewed and plans made for the activites of the coming year, as the annual conference meets September 15, at Cottage Grove, Oregon. The board of directors of the city schools expect that the removal of the building to Job's Add will be accom plishedsometime. The first half has arrived out there and been placed on the foundation, but it doesn't fit by several inches and each side is blaming the other for the discrepancy. Con; tractor F. C. Ramsdell's movipg crew struck yesterday owing to some differ ence and he had to skurry around and get a new lot of men. The second half will now be moved out to Monroe St., over the rail road track and left there as an ornament to that part of the city until the foundation can be built for it. One of the contractor's bondsmen has endeavored to secure a release from his obligation, but the school directors can't see it that way., 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 cari afford to wear. E W, S, PR ATTr Jeweler and Optician 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 o material and making. YOU CAN SAVE MONEY BY BUYING HERE NOW Hen trie & . Davis CRIPPLE CREEK'S DISCOVERER The Crime of Idleness Idleness means trouble for any one. It's the same with a lazy liver. It causes constipation, headache; jaundice, sallow complexion, pimples and blotch es, loss of appetite, "nausea, but Dr. King's New Life Pills soon banish liver troubles and build up your health. -. 25c at all druggists. History of Bob Womack, Who Sold a : Bonanza In Gold For $500. Robert Womack, famous as the dis coverer of Cripple Creek, who died re cently at Colorado Springs, Colo., nev er profited by his great discovery and died in comparative poverty. Womack was born in Kentucky sixty six years ago, and, with several other children, his father took him to Col orado in the early sixties. The Wo macks settled on land on Cripple creek, where they raised cattle. They re mained for several years, when the elder Womack, with a son named Wil liam, went to Colorado Springs. Rob ert Womack, however, believing there was- gold around Cripple Creek, re mained there and kept up a tireless search for many years. At last his expectations were realized. It was while riding the range with his brother-in-law, Theodore Lowe, that he found traces of gold In a piece of float rock which he picked up. Im mediately Womack sent Lowe on a six days' ride to Denver to have the rock assayed, while he himself went on with his work. On his return Lowe had a .certificate showing that the piece of float rock gave returns of $250 in gold to the ton. The two then set out for the place where Womack found the rock, in what is known now as Poverty gulch, just outside the limits of Cripple Creek. After some years, however, Lowe gave up the task, but Womack was as persistent as ever. It was not until January, 1901, that Womack was finally repaid for all his efforts. Then he came across the real gold metal in what is now known as the El Paso lode of the Gold King property, and later he struck a bonanza lode. Apparently he could not stand pros perity, for soon after his discovery he went to Colorado Springs and during an alleged spree sold his bonanza for $500. It was during one of these visits to the Springs that Womack rode through the streets brandishing a re volver and proclaiming his secret. The next few days witnessed one of the biggest rushes to the scene of his dis covery that the west has ever known. When he finally came to his senses and decided to return to Cripple Creek Womack found that the best mining property had been seized by others. He succeeded In staking out a few claims, but they proved valueless. Finding that he would have to go to work, he did so without a murmur. Records show that from the land where Womack first found gold $238, 000,000 worth of the yellow metal has been taken. " Two Bargains in City Homes Two corner lots, with one house of 7 rooms under construction. Bath, pantry, large closets to each bed room, linen closets, halls up and down stairs, fire place, basement full size of house, which is 24x36 feet, plumbing and electric light complete, septic tank, con crete sidewalk and small barn. Also one inside lot and 7-room house, bath, pantry, sewing room, closets to bed rooms, halls up and down stairs, , basement 24x36 feet, full size of house, electric light complete, some plumb1' ing, concrete walks. This property is in good location, two blocks from College, four .blocks from public school. No agents. Call on or address OWNER, 320 North Tenth Street, - Corvallis, Oregon. DR. WITS BRILLIANT CAREER. Has Occidental Lumber Co. Successors to; Corvallis Lumber Co. We 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. O. BASSET r, Local Mcr. 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" A.. 3L Miner WALL PAPER AND PAINT STORE Second Street, Near Palace Theater THE NEW ELITE When the Andersons's finally get settled in their new quarters on North Second street there will not be finer millinery par lors in all this section than the new Elite will then present. The interior arrangements of the place are most modern and attractive, native woods, in Mission style having been used for the shelving, tables and drawers, all in harmony with the dainty uses to which they will be put. Along one entire side of the wall, above the dis play tables, a series of hand some plate mirrors will reflect the varied stocks and enable patrons to have the best pos- sible view of effect. At one side of the entrance is a large rest room screened by rich portieres and daintily furnished with soft rugs, easy chairs, tables, writing materials and every comfort for shoppers. The work rooms are in the rear and a large force of experienced timmers will be employed dur ing the season. Every part of the spacious room is , light so that goods can be displayed to the best advantage and the Anderson's may well feel proud of their splendid establishment. Famous Chinese Minister Who Again Been Recalled. Dr. Wu Ting Fang, the Chinese min lster to the United States, who was recently recalled by the- regency, is one--of. the best known men In the Im perial diplomatic service. He was born in the Hainhul district, Kwang tung, China, about sixty-five years ago. He was educated in the Chinese classics at Canton and .studied Eng lish at Hongkong. He was enrolled at Lincoln's Inn, London, in 187 where he studied international law and other legal subjects for two years, when he was admitted to practice at the Eng lish bar. Returning to China in 1877, he pass ed through the United States and made a study of national institutions and colleges. On his arrival at Hong kong he practiced law unrfl 1882, when he was appointed as legal adviser and deputy for foreign affairs at Tientsin by Li Hung Chang, then viceroy of Chihli. While serving in this capacity he became interested in railroads and built the first railway in China. He became promoter and chief director of the Kai Ping Railway company and later was appointed by the imperial government codirectorn the railway bureau, then interested In the con struction of railways in north China. On the establishment of the TientslnJ university in 1895 he was appointed chief director, and In the same year he was made first secretary of the embassy of peace missions to Japan and plenipotentiary for exchanging rat ifications of the peace treaty effected In Chifu. He also assisted in nego tiating In Pekin the Chino-Japanese treaty of commerce and navigation which was ratified in October. 1896. In the following year he was sent as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the United States, whieh office he held until 1902, when he was recalled to China. In 1907 he was reappointed to the same post. Dr Wu Ting Fang has contributed numerous essays on economics and po litical subjects to the leading American ana British magazines ana newspapers. He has lectured repeatedly before uni versity classes in the . United States and abroad, and in 1900 the degree of LL. D. was conferred upon him by the University of Pennsylvania. He is married and has several children, all of whom are being educated in Amer ican and English universities. EXTENSION OF TIME v- ; ' j Bids for Presbyterian Church Will be Received op to Thnrseday The time for receiving and opening bids for the construction of the new Presbyterian church has heen extended to noon, Thursday, August 26. . Con tractors desiring to submit bids for this work will please take notice and have their sealed proposals at the office - of Virgil E. Watterson or before the time above mentioned. 8-23-3t Benton County Lumber Co. Manufacturers of all kinds of fir Lumber, Mouldings, Cedar Posts, Sawed and Split. Oedar Shakes Dealers in Doors, Windows, Lime, Bnck, Cement, Shingles, etc X JMiB MBS. J A Glass Jars, All Kinds, at HODES GROCERY COOPER 8 NEWTON HARDWARE Successors to MELLON & PINKERTON Second Street, - - Corvallis, Oregon Dealers In Hardware, Implements, Buggies, Wagons, Cream Sepa- . rators, Graniteware, Tinware and Builders' Hardware. Sole Agents for Congo Roofing and Quick Meal Ranges Rafhinn Mita an Automobile Tire. rMiss Edith Todd, a pretty young guest at the Hotel Nassau, Long Beach. N. T., is responsible for a new fad which became immediately popular after her introduction of it at that beah resort and has "now spread to several of the beaches along the Jer sey coast. This fad is bathing with the aid of the inner rube of an auto mobile tire. -Miss Todd heard of the fad from a friend abroad, who saw it first at Ostend. A chauffeur started it there. It consists in using the rub ber tube, inflated, as a kind of life preserver and seat combined, with' which it is possible to float about on and over the combers as they roll shoreward. " 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 month.