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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1902)
BY B. F. IRVINE.
Official Paper of Benton County,
CORVAIXIS, OREGON JULY 16, 1902.
A BALLAD'S ORIGIN.
The following story is told of the
origin of the ballad, "In the Gloam
ing." "In the Gloaming has a
lappy ending, though its pathos
would hardly suggest such a pos
sibility. - lhe writer 01 it was a
companion to a lady of distinction,
and was very poor, tnougn very
gentle and refined. The son of the
j lady, Lord Arthur Hill, fell in love
with her, and she, seeing his grow
ing attachment, and only too much
aware of the inequality of her then
position, though a lady of birth,
with that of the man .she loved, de
liberately ran away.
She utterly baffled all his attempts
to trace her, and it was while m
this self enforced exile that she
wrote the passionate and exquisite
fragment called, "In the Gloam
' ing," The words
Though I passed away in silence,
Left you lonely, set you free,
"have a double oathos when one
knows the story. Long afterward,
when at -last he found her, the sub
ject of the song married her, and we
now know her as lady Artnur
Hill," the authoress of many a love
Shown the Sights Eastern
Statesmen in Corvallis.
An excursion of Eastern people
and Portlanders visited the college
Monday. They came via the west
side, crossed to Albany on a special
and went down the eastside to Port
land. In Corvallis they were
lunched at Cauthorn Hall, and for
two hours afterward they, were
shown about ihe college grounds.
Of the Easterners there were about
and the Portlanders swelled the
number to nearly 60. Most of the
Eastern visitors were food and dairy
commissioners or agricultural col
lege men. They have been hold
ing a pure food convention in Port
land. The lunch at Cauthorn Hall was
served by the Corvallis ladies, It
comprised potato salad, cold ham,
pickles, raspberries and cream,
bread, butter, jelly, ice cream, cake
and coffee. It was served on 10
handsomely decorated tables, pre
sided over . by Corvallis matrons
and served by Corvallis lasses.
After the repast, Commissioner
Bailey of Oregon introduced Dr
Withycombe, who welcomed the I
party ia a brief speech. Mr Ham
ilton of Pennsylvania, responded in
remarks in which he extolled Ore
gon and Oregonians, and Mr Bailey
closed the function with a short
talk. Congressman Tongue was
among the guests. The lunch
came in for highest praise on all
HIGH PRICED CATTLE
And Big Cherries One in Chicago the
Other in Corvallis.
A local dealer Monday quoted
the price of prime beef steers at
24, and other beef at 24 to 3
cents. The price is about the same
as in the summer season last year,
Mutton sheep, he quoted at 2 J, or
about a quarter of a cent less than
at the same time last season. A re
cent issue of the Breeder's Gazette
reports that cattle sold there at the
highest price in 20 years. The
figure was $8.50 per hundred. The
paper says, ' Fifteen two year old
grade Angus, Short Horn and
Hereford steers, averaging 1,440
pounds were sold by Clay, Robin
son & Co of Chicago, on Monday
June 30th, for J H Davis, of
Straight Creek, Kansas, at $8.50
per 100. Outside of show cattle, ,
the price is the highest realized in
Clarence Koon, who arrived last
winter from Minnesota, sent Sat
urday to relatives there, a box of
Oregon products that he says will
surprise them. Among the var
ious items are 10 Royal Ann cher
ries, nicely wrapped in tissue paper
to protect them from injury on the
long trip. Each of the ten meas
ures three and a half inches in
circumference, or more than an
inch in diameter. They are a rev
elation to Mr Koon, and he is con
vinced that they will be equally
surprising to the recipients. The
cherries came from a Royal Ann
tree in the back yard at Mr Hem-
Building Them at the Carriage Factory
Also Buggies Material
Thirty five new rigs were started
through the works at the Carriage
factory this week. Twenty five of
them are hacks, and ten are bug
gies. A large quantity of material
for them arrived from the East last
week. The hacks are to be com
pleted in time for thefall trade, and
accordingly there is considerable
activity at the factory. The bug
gies also are to be pushed through
the works as rapidly as possible,
in order to meet the demand for
Mr Cramer, manager of the fact
ory is on a canvassing tour in
Southern Oregon. His present
headquarters is Cottage Grove. He
left Corvallis last week with two
teams and two men besides himself.
He had with him twelve rigs and
twenty wagons. Of the rigs there
were hacks, - buggies and heavy
The moving caravan makes an
interesting sight along the country
roads. From the party a farmer
can buy almost anything he wants
in the way of music or vehicle.
If he doesn't want a big organ, he
can buy a little one. He can have
either a wagon, a light or heavy
hack, or a spick and span buggy.
When last heard from, Mr Cramer
was meeting with good success in
the way of sales.
DEMAND FOR HOUSES
DEBT-RIDDEN AND DISCOURAGED
Indian War Pensions-
Mr F B Wilson of the firm ofByington
& Wilson of Washington D C, successors
to Charles and William B King will be
at Corvallis Occidental Hotel, Friday and
faaturday July 2o and Sloth, lor the pur
pose of preparing applications for pen.
sion for those who served in the Indian
war, or their widows, Mr Wilson has
over 17 years experience in prosecuting
claims and is competent to render val
uable service. No charge for informa
tion,' and no fee unless successful: Call
on him. Hours 8 a m to lo p m.
Parties having a good stock farm to let
can find a desirable renter by applying
to H W Kaupisch at the Cieamery.
It will pay you to investigate goods
and prices at J H Harris You can save
A fine Durhrm milk cow, fresh.
L, L Brooks
To the Seaside and Mountain Resorts.
Tickets are now on sale at all Southern
Pacific and Corvallis and Eastern E R
offices, through to Newport and Yaquina
at reduced rates. Southern Pacific trains
connect with the U & IS at Albany and
Corvallis All tickets good .for return
until Oct lo, 1902,
n June 23, the C & E trains from
De roit began leaving there at 6:30 a m.
meeting the Bay train at Albany, at
Passengers for Detroit. Breitenbush
and other mountain resorts can leave
Albany the same afternoon, reaching
Detroit in the evening. Tickets are on
sale from Albany to Detroit at 3 ' and
from Corvallis at 3.25 good for return
until ctober io; with privilege to get on
any train returning at any point east of
The Southern Pacific Company have
now on sale round trip tickets from all
points on their lines in Oregon to either
Newport or Yaquina with privilege to
return via either east or west divisions
in connection with the C & E. Three
'day Sunday excursion tickets good going
Saturday snd returning Monday are also
on sale at very low rates from all S P
ana C & E points.
Full information can be obtained as to
ites, time tables, etc by application to
any S P or C & E agent.
Of Incorporation Will Build a New
Articles of incorporation were
filed with the county clerk Mon
day by the Woodland church of the
United Brethren in Christ. The
incorporators are, A W Pugsley,
Wilson Scott, N J Versteeg, M W
Worthington, and J L Henkle.
The incorporators have property of
the value of $400. They are to
build a new church on Wilson
Scott's place, near Henkle's mill.
The purposes of the incorpora
tors as declared by the articles of
incorporation, are for the advance
ment of its members socially, mor
ally ana religiously, ana to carry
out the principles of the United
Brethren in Christ, as generally ac
cepted; the holding of religious
services, the building of houses of
worship and parsonages
cupied by the regularly
pastor of said church, to
mortgage and rent real and person
al property, under the rules and
regulations of the general church
of the United Brethren in . Christ,
and to do any and all things which
are usually done by such organiza
tions to carry out their doctrinal
to be oc
ESTATES OF THE DEAD
Administrators Appointed, Inventories
Filed and Other Matters.
In the estate of J L Clegg, there
has been a final settlement and S N
Wilkins, administrator, has heen
relieved from his trust and his
Ernest Elliott has been appoint
ed administrator of the estate of
Elizabeth Elliott deceased. His
bond has been fixed at $20,000.
George E Lilly, administrator
has filed his appraisement in the
estate of W E Elliott. The ap
praisers are is y Manns, 1
Lmdeman and W S Locke. I he
property is valued at $2,990.
F T Frary, administrator, has
filed his inventory in the estate of
Emoline Frary. The property is
valued at $250.
J H Albright has been named as
administrator of the estate of Lana
Gray, and his bond has been fixed
EXCURSION TO ALBANY
For the Oregon National Guard
The Corvallis & Eastern Railroad will
run a special train from Philomath and
Corvallis to Albany on Sunday July 2oth
leaving Philomath at 9:00 a m. Corvallis
at g;20. Returning in the evening after
dress parade' giving all day to attend
drills, parades etc.
Fare for lound trip from both points 50
Second hand type writer.
Thomas Bilyeu, Corvallis.
Blue Print Maps.
Blue print maps of any township in
Roseburg Oregon and District, showing
all vacant lands for 50 cents each. If
you want any information from the V S
Land Office address -
Titi,e Guarantee & Loan Co
He Offered the old Farm to the Mort
gage Owner What Happened.
The man lives in the northern
part of Lane county. His name is
not known. The story came to
the Times from a citizen of Cor
vallis, who heard it from the own
er of the farm.
The man had a mortgage. It
was a big mortgage, and he saw
no way of lifting it. He had tried
year after year, and at the end of
each season the burden seemed to
At length ne determined, to give
up tne iarm. lie went to the man
who owned the mortgage and told
him that a deed would be signed
to the place any time that it would
suit. The interest could not be
paid this year, and it seemed hope
less to struggle on in a dismal ef
fort to pay the principal.
The money-lender differed from
many of his class. Said he to the
mortgage-ridden farmer: "Try it
a while longer. Go back to the
farm, and make one more effort to
save it. Change your methods a
little. Yon need not pay the in
terest this year. Find out where
you can get four or five good brood
sows. Come to me for the money
to buy them. Put a part of your
land in a patch of peas.. Come to
me to for the money to buy seed.
That was seven years ago.
The farmer ir:d the new plan.
Today there ; 100 acres of peas on
the place, and hogs in abundance.
The interest has been paid on time
ever since, and the mortgage is
nearly lifted. If good prices are
realized this year, the last dollar of
it will be paid. The farmer and
his family are happy and so is the
rnonejr. lender. Change of methods
did it all.
In Corvallis It is Greater Than it has
Ever Been Before.
There is agony among real es
tate men. It is the same trouble
that has been on for a year or tw o
past. Corvallis has mora people
than houses. A year or two ago
the demand for houses began to be
marked. It was present all last
fall, last winter and this sprin
With the advance of the summer
season and the prospective open
ing of college in September, the'call
for habitable houses has almost be
Iwo real estate men who com
pared notes on the subject Monday,
declared unanimously that the de
mand heretofore had never been
anything like what it is at this time.
One of them said that by the open
ing of college it would become a
really serious matter, and that the
fear is that all who apply may not
be accommodated. Even the con
structidn of new dwelling houses,
of which 25 or 30 have been built,
since last January,- does not seem to
mitigate the condition. The fact
seems to be that the town is grow
ing in population, not only for
school purposes, but of permanent
character, as it has not grown be
fore in years.
A man who moved out of a house
the other day got something of a
taste of the demand for houses. The
process occupied two or three days
and during that time men were al
most constantly stopping to make
inquiry if the house he was vacating
could be rented. To make the
matter worse, even before he left
the house it had been leased for a
three year's term, to a tenant pay
ing until the opening of college
without ever seeing or occupying
There are several vacant houses
in town at the present time, but
real estate men suppose that most
if not all of them are rented to
people who are to occupy them m
A feature of the demand is that
rents are somewhat higher than
they were formerly. In several
instances, at least where sewer con
nections have been made or other
improvements put on, there has
been an advance from $100 a year
to $120.. The principal demand is
for better class' houses, and it is be
lievecj that the building of such
houses for rental purposes would
prove a profitable investment.
COSTS THREE THOUSAND
Construction - Already Begun New
Residence on College Hill.
Prof Knisely - has begun the
erection of a new residence on Col
lege hill. The site is a few yards
east of the new Callahan cottage.
The ground plan has already been
The building is to be two stories
with an attic that can be divided
up into rooms hereafter if deemed
desirable. The lower floor, besides
smaller rooms, is to comprise sit
ting hall, parlor, sitting room, din
ing room and kjitchen. Save the
kitchen all the lower rooms will be
connected with arches and columns
There is to be a fire place in the
On the second floor there will be
fcur bed rooms, bath and other con
veniences, lhe probable cost-is
$3,000. . The contractor is Adolph
Nolan & Callahan's great mid-sum
mer sale begins Saturday, July 12.
Mordaunt Goodnough will teach piano
organ and harmony in Corvallis this
One hour lesson, 65 cents
One 45 minute lesson, 50 cents
One 30 minute lesson,35 cents'
For Sale :
Thirty three head of Angora eoats.
Also a span of mules. Address "B"
Trunks Delivered 15 cents
Anywhere within city
and grip 25 cents.
O !EJ 2? C3 "SHL X . ,
Rart Tiie Kind You Have Always Bcigh
Paid Mrs Elliott
A Strange Coincidence- .
In addition to the $1,000 paid to
Mrs Elliott by the Degree of Hon
or fraternity last week on account
of the death of W E Elliott, her
husband, $1,000 has been paid her
by the Woodmen of the World.
The latter payment was made in
behalf of the fraternity by County
Clerk Moses last week, In addition
to the above payments the late Mr
Elliott had $2,000 insurance in
County Clerk Moses also has in
his hands $2,000 insurance money
due from the Woodmen on account
of the death of the late Elda Elliott
The policy was made payable to
Mr Elliott's mother. She died two
or three days before the draft reach
ed Mr Moses, and heis now holding
it subject to further orders from the
fraternity, the courts or the ad
ministrator. Something of a coincidence
surrounds the taking out of insur
ance by the Elliott Brothers in the
Woodmen. Both ioined the order
on the same evening in the year
1896. One of them died on the
3rd of April, 1902, and the other
on the 17th of the same month in
the same year.
Their deaths were but two weeks
Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that there is
money on hand at the county treasurers
office to pay all orders endorsed and
marked not paid for want of funds up to
and including those of March 5th 1 902,
Interest will be stopped on same from
Dated Corvallis, July 16th , lgo2.
W. A. Buchanan ,
Treasurer of Benton County, Oregon.
Call for Warrants.
Notice is here by given that there is
money in the treasury to pay all city
warrents drawn on the general fund
and indorsed prior to July i3 19OO, In
terest will stop on same on this date.
Dated, Corvallis Oregon. July 8 1902,
- t City Treasurer
Colbert & Gregory Manfy. Co.
' Sash, doors, moldings, furniture and
eneral finished lumber. -
South Main St. Corvallis Ore.
Sewing Machines Repaired
Ey Cair Austin, the White sewing
machine agent, by notifying Stewart &
Sox, Abany, Oregon. Charges reagon
b e atdwcik fuisnteed.
Three good milk cows see
Coast and M
Ladies Duck Skirts 50c
Ladies Storm Rubbers 40c
Ladies Box Calf Shoes 1 60
Ladies Heavy Kid Shoes 1 60
Ladies Light Kid Shoes 90c
All goods sold at a reduction during July
Our Mid-Summer reduction
sale will begin Saturday
All Summergoods at cost.
Liberal reductions on all other lines except Douglas-
and Walkover shoes, Monarch white shirts, Bull breeches
All goods sold at reduced prices for cash only.
Big bargains in mens, boys and youths summer suits. 1
Our new fall stock will airive early. We must jnakq
room for it.
THE ONLY ONE MAUE
.Weir Stone Fruit Jar.
will not crack when hot fruit
is put in.
can be sealed or un-sealed by
never breaks when being se
aled or un-sealed.
excludes the light as well as
enables the user to know
contents are keeping by
3 SIZES 3
Pints, Quarts, Half Gallon
Job Printing eeatly dome
at Corvallis Times Office