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ALASKA'S FINE FISH
Government Experts Expect Val
uable Industry to Grow.
POSSIBILITIES NOT REALIZED.
any Varieties Found In Abundance
In the Sea and Fresh Water Lower
.Forms of Marine Life to Be Seen In
Great Numbers Five Distinct Spe
cies of Salmon.
The United States government's
fishery exhibit at the Alaska-YuUm
exposition in Seattle. Wash., has been
designed to call attention to thet ri; he-
of the Trent northwest territory in the
products of the sea. It should appear,
indeed, that Alaska is a paradise not
only for the big game hunter, but for
By those who have eaten .It the
Alaskan candlefish is said to be in
comparably the most delirious of fi?h
The candles becin running iu Alaskm
waters about March and swarm into
the river and estuaries by the mil
lions for several weeks. The sole, so
bighly esteemed in England, is found
at Its best In the waters of the Alas
kan coast and. strange to say. has no
correspondent on the Atlantic side of
this continent. Alaskan cod has prov
ed a revelation to the epicure, being
far superior to the Newfoundland cod.
The color of the salted fish when
cooked !s a bright golden yellow.
Halibut are taken In great numbers
In deep water off the coast of Alaska,
these fish often weighing 500 pounds
each. The Indian natives are adepts
at catching halibut and use hooks of
their own manufacture made of bone
or of wood and iron, which are said
to be far more efficient than any shop
rig. White fishermen who have tried
f hem will se no other, for . a fish
which once &aa bitten seldom gets
away. Sturgeon also exist In great
numbers as well as anchovies, had
dock, flounder, toaicod and whiting or
klngflsh. There Is a fish' caught in salt
water alongshore where weeds and
kelp grow which is. the counterpart In
color and structure of the black bass
of eastern Inland fresh waters and af
fords equally good sport for the troll
. The richness of marine life along the
coast of Alaska has called forth the
wonder of veteran scientists of the
fisheries bureau. In the cores at low
tide starfish of many patterns pave the
bottom like cobblestones starfish of
five, eight ten, eighteen and twenty
two fingers or points and of bright
rimson, pink, dark red, yellow, drab
and gray hues. ; All of the crabs and
prawns left by the ebb climb and skip
over their motionless bodies, seldom
provoking them to stir the least bit
out of position. On all the piles of
the wharfs and wherever there are
sunken logs or trees anemones of pink
and purest white grow In clusters.
Then there are many kinds of hideous
octopus, cuinensn ana mango, j. ne
sea cucumber is plentiful also. When
cured and dried it makes the article of
commerce known as beche-de-mer,
highly prized In China for food, where
it is called trepang. It is said by the
bureau investigators that a valuable
Industry might be built up by prepar
ing this commodity for market In
deed, it Is urged that the possibilities
of the fisheries of Alaska are, outside
of the salmon and one or two other
enterprises, scarcely realized at all,
The Inland fisherman in .Alaska has
a plentiful variety, among which are
the salmon and sea trout the lake
trout two sorts of stream trout pike.
, sturgeon, perch, eels and a very su
perior wbiteflsh. Of salmon alone
here are five distinct species, all dif
fering, very materially from those of
TEST RIDE FOR RACE HORSE.
Trip From New York to Chicago and
Return to Show Endurance.
Starting from the Herald building in
New York at 10 o'clock the other morn
lug. mounted on the six-year-old thor
oughbred Esteban. H. H. Weatheriy
set out on an interesting ride of 2,000
miles to the -Chicago IJecord-Herald
building ia Chicago and return in a
test of endurance, designed to demon
strate the fallacy of the statement that
"the modern race orse off the track
Is good for nothing but food for the
A journey of this distance has never
been accomplished, if it has been at
tempted, with a twentieth century
thoroughbred in the United States, or
any other, so far as known, and its
progress will be followed eagerly by
officials of the war department the
Jockey club and all interested in try
ing out the high mettled racer under
conditions such as a cavalry horse
would have to endure.
Esteban is a typical twentieth cen
tury racer, and If he can endure the
test to which Mr. Weatheriy purposes
to put him the latter day thoroughbred
will be vindicated. He Is light chest
nut or sorrel in color, sixteen hands
high, rather long of leg and light of
bone and at a casual glance does not
give the impression of being a ragged
horse. But Mr. Weatheriy says he is
a big feeder, always ready for his din
ner and always ready for a gallop.
Esteban was bred at the famous
Itancoeas, stud established by Pierre
Loi-iilard at Jobstown, N. J., and was
got by Locohatchle, a noted race horse
and a son of Onondaga and Sophronia
by Ten Broeck. The dam of Esteban
was Flash, by Ventilator,' grandam
Molly Walton, by Mortemer, out of
Florence (dam of Hindoo and gran
dam of FIrenzl), by Lexington. Este
ban was trained and raced as a two-year-old
and as a three-year-old ran
creditably up to one mile.
Ko schedule was laid ont for the
2.000 mile' trip to Chicago and return,
but the rider of the horse expects to
make It in forty days, thus doing an
average of fifty miles a day.
Mr. .Weatheriy Is an experienced
long distance rider. He was born In
England, served in the British army
with the Tenth hussars in 1882 and
from 1886 to 1891 was corporal and
sergeant - in the northwest mounted
police force of Canada.
Mr. Weatheriy Intends to feed, wa
ter and care for Esteban himself. He
will ride about eight hours a day and
will take advantage of soft earth roads
whenever possible in Order to keep his
horse from becoming footsore. When
macadam turnpikes are encountered
he will take to the grass at the side of
the road to avoid the hard footing.
Mr. Weatheriy is about forty-five
years of age. His weight is 132 pounds.
HARRY'S FIRST CASE,
LARGEST OF STATUES.
Colossal Effigy of Victor Emmanuel II
Cast For Capitol at Rome.
The bronze equestrian statue of Vic
tor Emmanuel ... II., intended to sur
mount the monument to the first king
of Italy on the capitol at Rome, has
recently been cast Owing to the huge
proportions of the statue, which is the
largest in the world, special molds had
to be provided for the casting. They
were divided into thirteen sections.
An Idea' of the colossal size of the
statue may be formed from the fol
lowing figures: The king's sword is
over twelve feet in length and weighs
about 775 pounds. The harness weighs
over four tons. Over thirteen tons of
metal were used in casting the horse's
chest and body, while the head of the
king, including the helmet measures
seven feet and weighs 46,250 pounds.
There Is room for thirty men Inside
the hollow body. Its size Is unparal
leled in history or legend, with the ex
! cention of the celebrated wooden horse
be Atlantic coast The quinnat or fabled to have been used at the siege
king saimon, is a good aeai neavier i or Troy,
than his Atlantic congener and In the
rivers of western Alaska averages 50 I
pounds, while individuals often run
np to 100 pounds.
Dr. Tarleton EL Bean of the Smith
sonian Institution, who has . devoted
many years to the study of fish and
fishing grounds of Alaska, enumerates
135 species, 108 of which live in the
sea and 27 permanently or temporarily
in fresh water. New York Sun.
Monument to Adam on a Flathouse. -
The Baltimore man whose great ad
miration for the progenitor of the race
led him to erect a monument to Fa
ther Adam has a sympathizer in South
Chicago In the person of Nicholas
Evancie. There may be a slight dif
ference in the appreciation of Adam
as well as In the architectural or sculp
tural ideas of the two men, but in
point of time Mr. Evancie has It "on'
his eastern rival. Standing boldly out
from the corner of Mr. Evancle's three
story flat building is a figure of Adam
upholding the corner of the building
as Atlas is shown twirling the world
; on the covers of the most approved
editions of atlases'. The statue was
carved by a tombstone worker, and its
sculptural, excellence may be at vari
ance with the Ideal of the Baltimore
man. ...; .'
The House of the Big Logs.
. One. of t he most Interesting struc
tures of tho- Alaska-Yukon-Pacific ex
position in Seattie, Wash..- is the for
estry building. In making It 126 choice
, fir .logs-. were used -as-.maliv, .columns.
These pieces of fi timber nre. no ordi
nary ' logs.j.Tlip- Slongest -twenty -six ;f
them, are each fifty-four feet long, and
all .the srest ore forty-fwo- feet long.
', The average, diameter at the top' Is six
' feet six Inches. Each of the largest of
; the columns contains about 13.000 feet
of lumber. The building is 312 feet
MARATHON RACE AT NIGHT.
Rutland (Vt) County Fair Plans On
to Be Held In September.
A Marathon race of the full distance.
26 miles 285 yards, will probably be
one of the features of the Rutland
county fair at Rutland, Vt, In Septem
ber, and It is planned to hold the con
test at night
Secretary W. K. Farnsworth has
been in communication with George
V. Brown, manager of the Boston Ath
letic association, regarding the race.
The plan is to have some of the best
long distance men enter the contest
and to have the track at the fair
grounds lighted by electricity. t
First German Prince In Trade.
Prince Henry XXXII. of Reuss re
cently passed his examination at the
Commercial academy at Cologne, Ger
many, whereby he secures a diploma
as a qualified merchant The prince.
who has been studying at the Cologne
Commercial college for two years, is
the first prince in Germany, who has
trained himself for a commercial ca
reer. He will, follow up his successful
examination by entering the office of
a great Hamburg; merchant, as a volun
tary unpaid .clerk, and in this capacity
he' will serve his apprenticeship. , His
choice of a ; business calling is regarded
as a remarkable.' sign of the times. .
Hen's Nest on Wheels.
TameS'Strons: of -Wainscot N. 4- has
a: black .ben.. nvc years old wlucn in
sists on laying an egg "each day in the
Strong, bah v carriage. , Daily she flut
ters up to the sill: of the hall window,
clucks until some one opens it flies to
the carriage, deposits her egg. cackles
and departs. Strong says she recently
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"Harry," said the chief, "I've a case
for you to begin on. There's an old ;
house up iu tiartou county where, a'
ghost appears . once in ten years- an
old woman jingling a bunch of keys.
She appears touiht They suspect
she is flesh and blood."
I expected an important ,case ' for
a starter and made no comment '--.4
reached the house just before dinner.
I was invited to diue with the family
and in every way made at home. The
oldest daughter was about- twenty and
as pretty as a little red apple. Her
smile and her eyes were full of mis
chief, and it occurred to me that she
would be quite capable of playing the
part of a ghost I made up my mind
to be prepared for such a result
Elsie that was her name Elsie Ed-
son and 1 spent the evening chatting
and playing checkers and backgam
mon. I was but twenty-two and ame
nable to the attractions of a pretty girL
She had read detective stories and
seemed to look upon me as a marvel
of ingenuity. Of course since I was
detective I must be ingenious. I
didn't tell her that this was my first
case. I put on all the mystery I could
summon in order to Impress her with
the depth of my methods. At 10
o'clock she was ordered to bed, and
her mother took, me to the room where
the ghost was expected to appear. It
was a chamber between a front and a
rear room, a hall leading past it from
one to the other. Some sandwiches
and a bottle of beer were placed on a
table beside me.
I had ail a young man's appetite for
eating and sleeping and was very fond
of beer, especially about bedtime. I
put off my supper as long as I could
about fifteen minutes then ate up all
the sandwiches, drank the beer and lit
a cigar. I would better have had cof
fee. . The beer followed by the cigar
and my position I was stretched on
lounge contributed . to put me- to
sleep. It occurred to me that a de
tective should be very careful not to
be. caught napping, and I tried hard to
keep awake. I should have got up
and walked the floor, but well, I was
very . comfortable where I was. r Of
course I fell asleep.
I dreamed. Dreams are singular
things. Sometimes they have all the
appearance of reality. My dream was,
to use a paradoxical expression, a
pleasant nightmare. I dreamed - that
was lying just where I was; that
Elsie walked by the open door, looked
In at me, came and stood by 'me, deft
ly drew my handkerchief from my
outside coat pocket one cornerr'.was
exposed then, bending lower ' and
lower, lightly tonched my forehead
with her lips. This done, she' tiptoed
to the door, stood for a moment look
ing at me with all the merriment of a
prank player, then passed out.
;How much time elapsed between my
dream and my awakening 1 don't
know. When 1 awoke it was from
hearing a jingling of keys. I had the
presence of mind to lie perfectly stilt
I felt sure Elsie was near, and I was
not surprised to see out of the corner
of my eye an old woman 'pass the
door with a bunch " of keys In her
hand. I. waited, and the figure, re
turned and this time looked In as she
passed.-.; I snored on. Once more re
turning, the figure stood in the door
way and jingled her keys, evidently to
awaken me. This failing, she came to
the lonnge and was looking at me
when I sprang up and caught her in
my arms.-: Of. course she was Elsie. .
"Oh, good gracious!" she exclaimed.
"I am sorry, Miss Edson," I said,
"to have caught you In- the act My
chief will require an exact report
trust your family will not consider
your playing ghost reprehensible?"
. "But they wilt I'm not the ghost
I never played -the ghost before
saw you were asleep and thought I'd
may a prank on you. I didn't know
detectives ever slept."
It was my turn to wince. How
would it look to my chief ; If I were
renorted sleeDine on watch ? "This
girl is easily managed," I said to my
self. "I'll bluff her Just for fun."
"I confess to you," I replied, "that I
felt - very - dull and appeared to be
asleep. I was not :To prove it I will
tell you something. ; A certain young
lady came into the room and kissed
me." ' ,..-:;..
She started and blushed.
"Ah, har I thought "My dream
"You say you were awake," Bhe said
She pulled my handkerchief out of
her sleeve. "Then why did you let me
I changed my braggadocio air to a
humble one. -
"You say It Is your duty to report
me for playing ghost It will then be
my privilege to report you for sleeping
"How about the kiss?"
"Oh. it will appear that yon dreamed
I gave you the kiss."
T think." I said after reflection.
"that yon have the advantage of me."
'1 think so. too," she said. "I'm
going to bed." .
I reported- to my chief the next morn
ing at' 11 o'clock. I was astonished to
see Miss Edson there. Both she and
the chief smiled,
"Hello, Harry!" said the chief. "Did
you catch the ghost?'
"I-l-l" - ' : v
"Don't He about it. You two were
employed at the same time,' and I con
cluded to try your wits on each other.
Yon were beaten In the game'
Miss Edson triumphantly held up
: "I cave."
840 acres, 11-2 miles from Summit.
700 acres fenced in five pastures run
ning water between each pasture, fair
buildings, 72 bearing fruit trees-will
lease 5 years straight. Also have for
sale 220 goats and 4 good Jersey cows.
D. F. Young,
i 203 N. 14 St., Corvallis.
Money To Pay Warrants
Notice is hereby given that there is
money on hand to pay General Fund
Warrants endorsed to November 22,
1904, and all endorsed street warrants.
Interest will stop on same from this
date, June 5, 1909,
t Z. H. Davis,
6-5-10-17 City Treasurer.
Will rent on the shares for the sea
son's run, a Hay Baler. Address M.
Woodcock, Corvallis, Oregon.
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GENERAL REPAIR SHOP
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Saws filed. All work guaranteed satisfactory and done
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Located babk of Beal Bros.' blacksmith shop on Second
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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
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Jong, 128 feet wide and 00 feet high.
i laid ninety eggs in 102 lays. -
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