LOCAL LORE. Elde a Eambler. Mrs P O Wilson went to Newport yesterday. Senator Daly Thursday. went to Portland Next Monday the Salem Military band goes to Newport for the summer. Mrs Ed Andrews has been visiting Eugene iriends since Saturday. Theo Welleher and family left Thursday for Newport on a camping trip, Miss Emma Thompson went to Newport Wednesday for a brief out ing. Mrs J H Carrie and family left yesterday for .Kings Valley for a week's visit at the home of Mrs Alex ander. Will Blake of Wells left last Sat urday on his return trip to Chicago to resume his studies in the de ntal school. One ol the attractions at the State Fair this year will be the Missouri Giantess, standing 8 feet 4 inches in her stocking feet. The- Benton Mills closed down Thursday morning, pending the arri vel of new wheat to mix with the old for grinding purpoes. The supply of mill feed as is of ten the case, is very short in the local market, and dairyman and others oc casionally need more for feeding pur poses than they can get. Mrs Laws who left Corvalli3 two or three months ago to live in Port land with her son, Guy Laws, has gone to London to reside. She left Poitland Thursday, Miss MeGillivray arrived from Marion County Wednesday, and ser ves as clerk at Milluer & Wellcher'e grocery store during the absence of Mr Wellsher at the seaside. M E Church : Rev D L Fields will occupy the pulpit both morning and evening, Sunday school at 10 a m. Intermediate League at 6 p m and Ep worth at 7 p m. A cordial welcome to all. Thomas Jones left yesterday on an outing trip to Riddle and Southern Oregon towns. He is to be absent a month. Prof Skelton is to act as dep uty surveyor during the absence of Mr Jones. Horace Locke, who has been for sev eral week's at Lobanon where Mrs Locke 'conducts a millinery store, re turned Tuesday to harvest bis crop He returnes to Lebanon after harvest. The Locke store is the only millinery establishment in Lebanon. . - United Evangelical Church. . The jtaemifor the morning will be "Salva tion and Rewards." The evening ser vice will be evangelistic. The pastor will preach at the Witham School House at 3,00 p m H A Deck pastor. A Salem woman has sued her husband for divorce because he spit tobacco juice In her face. She Is right; and In futher retaiation, she should have hit him in the nose with her chewing gum, A Dayton, Or., liveryman , as a Joke, put a bell under the wagon of a newly married couple, just starting on their bridal trip, and now he has been sued tor 85,000 damages as a result of the runaway that followed. Mrs Garrow, Miss Edna Garrow and Theodore arrived Monday from McCloud, California, where they have been eloce college closed. They are to occupy the Wells house as soon as President Gatch and family vacate it by removal into their new home on College Hill. . The Dalles, Falls City & Pacific Coast Railway Company filed articles of incorporation in the State Depart ment Saturday, says the Salem States man. The company purposes to con struct and operate a railroad, telegra ph and telephone line f ron Dallas to Falls City and on to Newport. The company has a capital of $500,000, The first load of this years wheat crop reached town Wednesday. There was between fifty and sixty bushels of it. and it was delivered at the Benton Mills. It was of fine quality, and was grown on the farm of W J Hulbert, across the river in Linn. Married last Tuesday at the Pres byterian Church in Albany, Miss Tere sa Grace Wilson of Alsea and Mr Roderick McLemmonof Portland, Rev White officiating. Following the cere mony a dainty lunch was served to immediate relatives after which, Mr and Mrs McLemmon left for Victoria B O. . Oa their return they will make their home in Portland. Miss Dorthea Nash is in Germa ny. She is visiting at the home of a German baron, and to a friend in Cor vallis, writes an interesting account of the customs in vogue there. In a few weeks she is to enter the High Government School of Music at Ber lin, one of the most . famous musical institutions in Europe. Miss Nash has broken off the engagement to an English gentleman, notice of which was printed in the newspapers a few months ago. She has recently retur ned from a trip to Paris. Three young men were in town Wednesday to make arrangements to attend the agricultural college the coming year. They rented a house in the western part of town, and will oc cupy it when the college opens the latter part of September. Hassler and Peery are the names of two of the young men. The name of the third was not learned. Bom Monday to Mr and Mrs J W Foster a daughter, Mrs Ivy Bray of Minnie, Lane county is visitiDg her sister Mrs Victor Hurt. - There will be no preaching at the Christian Church for the next two weeks. Mr3 F A Alexander arrired Wed nesday from Salem and has gone to the J W Foster home Julius Wuesterfelt and family re turned Thursday from a two week's camping trip at the seaside. L W Deyoe formerly' tho hotel man at Elk City is bujing wool. He recently purchased, the papera say, 100,000 pounds in Curry County. At this week's session, the conn -ty court ordered the establishment of a road petitioned for by Paul Dodele. providing that Mr Dodele pay the expense incident thereto. At Thursday's session of thecoun- ty court, J H Gibson was appointed expert to examine the books of ex county clerk Watters, Sheriff Burnett, Treasurer Buchanan and other county officials. He Is to receive $150 for hie services. Cobb Henkle left Thursday for the Bay and was accompanied by his niece, Miss Bertha Henkle they will visit relatives at Chitwood's and Elk City, and tben sniff the ozone from the salt chuck for a few days before returning home. Mr and Mrs G W Denman arri ved Thursday from a camping trip in Alsea. Mr and Mrs Baker and Mr and Mrs Gibson, the other members of the party are to arrive Monday. Up to the Deomau departure the party hsd killed two buekd. Wild strawberries are now ripe and abundant on Mary's Peak. The ground there is literally red in some places according to Arthur Henkle, of tbe dray firm of Henkle & Robin son, who has arrived from a hunting trip on the mountain. Mr Henkle brought home venison. The appointment of a man to conduct the county ferry at Corvallis was one of the items of business dis posed of at Thursday's session of tbe court. The appointee is J E Michael The salary was placed at $45 per month. Mr Michael is a resident of Corvallis and a good mab for the pla ce. He,' enters upon his duties this Saturday morning.. There were several applicants for the place. As a result of this week's meet ing of the county court, the county judge is to secure from the land offi ces at Oregon City and Roseburg, a complete list of the homesteads and timber land claims on which final proof has been made, for purposes of assessment on this year's roll. . The move will bring several thousand acres of land that have hitherto yeild- ed no zone. revenue into the taxpayers Theo Barnhart arrived Thursday from the navy yard at Bremerton vvasmngton wnere ne uas bad em ployment for several months. He has given up his position, and has return ed to Corvallis to reside. He liked nls work and the pay, but did not like Bremerton as a place of residence rornls ramlly.Mr Birnhart says Frank Groves has an excellent position," and that he is successful and satisfactory in the discharge of his duties. Petitioners were present at Wed nesday's session of the county court asking for a bridge over the slough that seperates Inhram Island from the mainland of Benton county. They nad a subscription paper in which cit izens of the . neighborhood donated labor to the amount of $484 for ;he construction ot tbe bridge. The mat ter was continued until the September term on account of the fact that no arrangement had been made - by the petitioners for a road in connection with the proposed structure. There was trouble at the ferry Wednesday, A stiff wind blew from the north, and the ferry boat Insisted on drifting up stream so far that it was continually soutti of the cable. The ferryman did not like the hang of things, and would not taKe people across. He said It was dangerous, By and by, there were six or eight teams in waiting to cross, on either side of the river. There was also on either side the distant scent of pro faulty. One man finally phoned - the county judge details, and that official soon appeared. There followed an investigation of the trouble, and fin ally Mr Watters said the boat must cross. In a short time it was pulled down to tbe landing, a cargo was taken on board, and thereafter trips to and fro were made with prompt ness and regularity. .. Albany Democrat: A dispatch states there' is considerable talk in Dallas about a railroad Into Falls City and into the timber west of Dal las. Incorporation papers were filed Saturday under the managment of J C Talbot, backed by Eastern men, who were at the filing of the papers, but have returned east. They have gone to purchase iron for the immedi ate construction of the road. The name of the corporation is the Dallas & Yaquina Railroad Company, organ ized to build and operate a railroad from Dallas to Yaquina Bay, through the Slletz basin. An effort is being made to send teams to Fail. City at once for the purpose of commencing grade work. Those. Interested are men of capital, and declare their pur pose to break the record of modern railroad companies in the respect that they will neither sell stock, issue bon ds nor ask any bonuses. REJECTED A BRIDGE The Coanty Court Would not Accept, but Subsequently Bought the Hoskins Bridge. The county court at Wednesday's session, refused to accept the bridge built by Contractor Stone across the Luckiamute river at . Hoskins. The next day the contractor offered the structure to the county at $50 less than the contract price, and the county accepted the proposition. The cost of the bridge under' the new arrangement is $399. the con tract price of it was $449. The court's action is understood to have been taken because of the failure of the contractor to comply with the plans and specifications in all particulars. The drive way under the plans was to have been sixteen feet wide, but as built -is only 15. Several other variations are mentioned as having been made by the contractor. The bridge was inspected last week by Commission ioner Jolly and Acting Bridge Su perintendent R M Gilbert. In rejecting the bridge, the coun ty judge acted as spokesman, and said, in part: "The county court submitted its own plans and speci fications for the building of this bridge, and asked for bids thereon. You agreed to build the same in accordance with those plans and specifications for a certain sum of monej-. The court awarded you the contract over several other bid ders, and has been and still is ready to carry out its part of the agreement. "Examination of the completed structure which we are'asked to ac cept, discloses that in a number 01 matters you have not followed the plans and specifications. You have varied therefrom for your own ben efit and the county's injur'. We expect to apply business principles in the handling of finances of the county and to administer the same with, the same care that we would apply to our own individual inter ests. . When we say that a certain piece of work is to be done in ac- cordance'with certain plans and specifications, we expect it. to be so done. If not we shall not receive t, and we desire to be . so under-. stood. Therefore, the Luckiamute bridge at Hoskins is rejected." Contractor Stone says the bridge he built is better than was provided for in the plans and specifications. If he is right, the county comes out considerably ahead, for it gets the bridge for $50 less than the con tract price. - - THEY, OBSTRUCT STREETS And Citizens Complain About it Want the Nuisance Abated. Citizens residing in the western part of town are finding fault with the Southern Pacific for the way in which long trains are allowed to block Sixth street. It is not the regular, but special freight trains that" commit the nuisance. Gen erally they are very long and the train has to be cut in tw6 in order to do switching. Half the cars are left , on the main track while the other half are transferred to the siding or to the Corvallis & Eastern track. The process re quires some time, and during the period, the crossings are both for vehicles and pedestrians are ob structed for a distance of two or three blocks. Trainman could easily avoid the conditiori by dividing the ,train in the outskirts of town ' where there are no street crossings, and many people are not backward in saying so. A fact that aggravates the mat ter is that the hold-up generally oc curs about the time business men are enroute to and from their meals 1 ia the evening, What His Home Paper. Said. Wednesday's Times contained an account of the sale of the Sand er's jewelry establishment to E W Pratt, recently arrived -with his family from Missouri. The Mound City News of recent date contains the following with reference to Mr Sander's successor: " "E. W. Pratt and family started Monday for Corvallis, Oregon, where they have determined to lo cate. Mr Pratt, as a jeweler and optician is skilled, and we believe that no better workman ever came to our city. He is honest, and up right, a", good . law-abiding citizen, a credit to any commnnity. His' wife is a most estimable , lady and theit.sons and daughters an honor totheir parents. ,Mr Pratt and family have many friends here who wish them success and happiness in their new home. Auction Sale Notice is hereby given that the county court of Benton County will sell at public auction Wednesday Aug. 13 at 2 p m to the highest bidder, a large quantity of the old lumber of Marys River bridge. B uyyour harvesting outfits at Nola & Callahan 's Complete line. -'' IS NOW IN USE Mary's River Bridge at Corvallis Pro- bable Acceptance Today. The bridge across Marys river at Corvallis is practically .. completed. The finishing touches were added yesterday afternoon, and it is pro boble that the structure will be ac cepted or rejected this afternoon Power to do so was conferred on the county judge by the commis sioners at this week's session of the county court, During the ses sion, all the members of the court with Bridge Superintendent Gil bert, visiied the structure for pUr poseslof investigation. The under standing is that all the requirements of the plans and specifications have been strictly complied with, and that the county gets in all particul ars what it contracted for. Teams crossed the new bridge for the first time at four o'clock Thursday afternoon. For about three or four "hours there was a de lay to traffic, "on account of the transfer of the new decking on the temporary bridge to the new struct ure. The transfer began shortly after noon, and was completed at four o'clock. Only a few teams were inconvenienced by the pro cess. The temporary bridge is being dismantled. Of the timber and lumber in it and the old structure a portion is to be used in the con struction of two small bridges, one on the Fischer Mill road near the Morgan residence and , the other on the cemetery road, and the balance is to be sold at auction to the highest bidder. The sale is to take place at the bridge at two o'clock next Wednesday afternoon. HIS MISTAKE When the Parrot TalKed, an Irishman Mistook it for Old Nick. A parrot escaped thro ugh an open window and perched in a tree out side. . After many vain efforts to catch it, the owner stood under the tree swearing like a sea captain when an Irishman came along. "What's the matter?" demanded Pat. "I can't catch that darned bird," said the man, "and here is a dollar for the man who can." "I'm the man," cried Pat, and he started up the tree. As he climbed from , branch to branch the parrot did the same. Finally they, neared the top, and the branches began to wabble dan gerously. The parrot was moved to speech. "What in the . devil do you want," it demanded. "Oi big yer parden," cried Pat, badly rattled, and already half way down the tree. "Oi thought, be gorra, ye wur a burrid." MAKING MONEY Timber Locaters in Southern Oregon Corvallis Men Have Been There. .N.eil Newhouse and G W Smith arrived Wednesday from Roseburg, where they went to look after land. So far their efforts have ended in nothing tangible. All the available timber in the locality, Mr New house says, has been taken. Some of the lands have been filed on by people residing in distant . eastern states. Many people are hanging about, waiting to file on lands if syndicates or others can be found who will agree to purchase the lands as soon as title is perfected. Timber locaters have worked many claimants into filing on the land with the delusive hope that buyers would be ready to take the claims off their hands at a profit as soon as final proof was made. In scores of instances, the buyers have failed to appear at the critical moment, and are still missing, The locaters, according to this account, are the men who have profited out of the business. To the Public, I have disposed of my jewelry business in this city to Mr E W Piatt, who comes to Corvallis highly recommended as a watchmaker and jeweler. WhiJe thank ing the people of this community for the liberal patronage tey have always ac corded me, I wish to solicit a continuance of the same generous treatment for Mr Pratt Very Truly, W. A. Sanders: . Wanted Men for work in saw mill and lumbei yard. Steady work. Inquire of Booth Keliy Lumber Co., Coburg. Trunks Delivered 15 cents "Anywhere within city and grip 25 cents. - limits. Trunk John Lenger - For Sale Three milch cows, one fresh, One heavy horse, and one driving team. Cramer Organ & Carriage Factory. S. L Kline , , Agent for Osborne farm machinery, sample mowers andjiinders at factory prices for 15 days. " . EJaP1 Wtfi Late Start - Mm Waists and J For the next ten days we are going to offer our entire line of Ladies waists and crash skirts at 50 Cts on the dol lar. That means that yon can get a 50c waist at.... 25 75c waist at ; 38 1. 00 waist at 50 1.25 waist at 68 1.50 waist at 75 We are compelled to close out these lines in order to make room for our large and well assorced stock of fall and winter goods. Regulator Tie $3 H Shirtwaists at One-Half Price. We have them in colors at white waists from 50c to $2. Remnants in all color and materials, ance Sale of Remnants of Calicos, Percales, Dimities, Shirtings, Muslinsetc. 20 per cent reduction on all Dimities, Challies and Lawns. We carry a full line of W. B. "Corsets Girdles, Summer weights and Straight Fronts, 50c to $1.50 Ladies' 2-clasp Suide Lisle Gloves irr black, greys and white, 50c . F. L. MILLER'S Corvallis, Or. Phone 191. iUben you see it in our ad, it's so Remnant and Ends Sale A quantity of remnants have accumulated during our mid-summer sale, They are remnants of Silks, Satins, Rib bons, Lacts, Embroderies, White Goods, Ginghams, Prints, Muslins, Towelmgs, Table Linens, Tickings, Wash dress goods, Outing Flannels, Scrims, Curtain nets, Wool Dress Goods, etc. All at Less Than Cost of Manufacture Big Bargains this month in oddlots of Ladies' Misses and Children's Shoes, shirt waists, straw hats, and wrappers Men's and boys' odd pants. Men's linen dusters and crash suits. Lot of Ladies' Belts 15c. some worth 50c. Lot ot Men's Shoes $2,50, some worth $5.00 Lot of Men's Shirts at 50c, some worth $1.00 Lot of Men's and Boys' Odd Suits at $3.90, some worth ten. All our Ladies' Cor sets at cost to close in order to make room for our celebrated Royal Worcester line for which we are Our Ladies Fine Shoes Have Arrived. Crash Skirts 1. 00 crash skirt at. 1.2 k crash skirt at. 50 6& 1.50 crasn skirt at 75 2.00 crash skirt at 1 oo 2.50 crash skirt at 1 25 of Lo 25, 35, 50, 75c and $1 .00 up to $2.00 We are making a Clear Lawns, Swisses, Challies,. and Odds agents w Prices NE'S.