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BY B. F. IRVINE.
Official Paper Benton County,
CORVALLIS, OREGON SEPT. 24, 1903.
Conference Ended and Delegates Gone
Some of the Things Done.
After a session 1 hat began Thurs
Iay afternoon, Columbia Confer
-ence of the M MS church, South,
came to an end with the announce
ment of the appointments after the
church service Sunday evening,
Among the distinguished visitors
in attendance were, Bishop Duncan,
f- j 1 "A i 1 t
oi partenDurg, - oouin Carolina,
presiding officer of the conference
Dr W T L,ambreth, general mis
sionary secretary, Nashville, Ten
nessee; Dr J Hammond, secretary
of education, Nashville, Tennessee;
DrWE Vaughn, editor of the
Pacific Christian advocate, San
Trancisco; and others.
. At the roll call nearly all the
preachers in the district and many
lay delegates answered to "their
names. The reports from the
various pastorates showed a large
increase in membership, and an
unusually good showing in finan
ces. The sessions included dis
cussions of educational topics con
nected with the church, and a gen
eral discussion of the affairs of the
denomination in the region cover
ed by Columbia Conference. All
. of the business matters of the con
ference were closed up on Satur
day, and the remainder of the time
was devoted to devotional serv
On Snnday, Bishop Duncan "oc--cupied
the pulpit in the local
-church of the denomination, and
Dr I,ambreth spoke in the same
place in the evening. Other city
pulpits were filled by the confer-,
ence preachers Sunday evening,
including Dr Hammond at the
Presbyterian. - -
At the morning service Sunday,
Hev Hyatt and Rev Spiess were
Just before the close of the Sun
day evening service, appointments
were announced as follows: Wil ;
lamette district, E 1 Fitch, pre
siding elder, reappointed; Rfedford,
NG Darby; Albany, J C Cook;
Myrtle Point, J A Starmer: Klam
ath Falls, to be supplied; Ashland
-and Sams Vallev, H N Bosser;
-Grants Pass, William W Golden;
Myrtle Creek, T C Cotton; Dillards
E. A Reagan; Roseburg, A C Hyatt
Xebanon, D C McFarland; Junc
tion, W B Smith; Harrisburg,
Henry Spiess; Tangent, W A Oden
Oregon City, John W Craig; Dal
las and Dixie, to be supplied; In
dependence and Iewisville, T P
Haines; Corvallis and" Barclay,
John Reaves; Superannuated list,
P A Moses, W I, M alloy and R A
Kirk; transferred to East Colum
bia Conference, Revs Cross, Han
sen, Snyder and Shangle; to the
Pacific Conference, L G Smith.
Saratoga - chi.s in bulk at A
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance.
I beg to announce to the public that I
have opened an office for the transaction
of a general real estate, loan, insurance
and rental business. I am prepared to
look particularly after the interests of
non-residents, and to exercise a genera
care of their property. Personal exam
ination will be marie of assessment rolls
to see that property of my clients is not
incorrectly assessed, and if necessary ap
pearance will be made before the county
board of equalization for the purpose of
having errors corrected in assessments
when tho latter are to high or assessed to
wrong owners, etc. I feel fully assured
that I will be able to render valuable and
satisfactory service. For insurance, fof
loans, or for purchase or sale of property
call and secure terms- All matters en
trusted to my care will receive prompt
and careful attention. '. Office, second
floor, Zierolf building, Corvallis, Ore
- W. A. WELI.S.
To Sell or Let.
On' shares 300 goOd clean sheep.
J. H. Edwards.
HIS SPEECH SETTLED IT
He Didn't Want no Shandyleer for the
Church, and Explained Why.
The congregation was debating
the question of whether or not to
purchase a chandelier for the new
church. Some argued in favor of
it, and some opposed. - Reasons,
pro and con were advanced on both
sides. . ;
Throughout the "discussion, one
old brother sat silent, apparently
biding his time. By and by,
he arose and cleared his throat.
His solemn air indicated that he
believed he had something import
ant to impart. "Brethren," he
said, "You are a-talking here
about buyin' this here shandyleer.
It would cost a whole lot of money,
and after ye bought it, what would
ye do with it? Who have ye got,
who have ye got, I say, that could
play on it? Ez fer me, I dont want
no chandlyeer unless ' we got a
sister among us ez kin play the
thing to a standstill. I'm fur pro
gress, fust, last and all the time,
but I dont want no instruments
a standin' around idle."
The point settled the question
and the purchase of the four - lamp
chandelier" was indefinitely post
poned. The incident is an actual
occurrence, with the scene less than
a dozen leagues from Corvallis. It
sounds like it might have occurred
THE WORK BEGUN
Building a Grand Stand on College
Drill Grounds Also Fence.
W. O. Heckart and his men be
gan yesterday the erection of a
grand stand on the drill and ath
letic grounds at the college- The
structure is to be ioo feet long by
1 8 deep, and will accommodate
400 people. There will be six rows
of comfortable Seats, to which ad
mission is gained by an aisle up the
center. The structure will face the
east and is located on the slope
near the foot of the hill on which
the Hogg house stands. The
north and south ends and the west
side will be enclosed," and the roof
will be finished off with cornice
and other adornments. The cost
is to be $361," without paint.
The - work of" enclosing the
grounds is also in progress. - The
fence is to be eight feet high, and
will enclose a tract of six acres.
The posts have all been set, and
the work of putting on the boards
has begun. The fence is being
ouiit by the students, and so far as
the work is concerned, is in nature
of a free will offering. If finances
will permit, the fence will be white
washed with the government pre
NOW IN ASHES
The Old Pryor Scott Dwelling House
Burned Last Saturday.
The Pryor Scott residence, oc
cupied by James Gray and family,
and owned by James Hayes was
burned to the ground last Satur
day morning. The fire was dis
covered just as the family was
sitting down to breakfast. The
origin was in the upper story' and
the flames had such headway that
only kitchen furniture and a
few articles from the lower floor
were saved. The -house and con
tents were valued at $2,000 or
more. The Grays now occupy the
Clyde Hayes house, which is on a
30 acre tract that formerly was a
part of the" Horning donation
The building was insured for
$1000 in the Home, of which Mor
gan & Eglin are local agents.
Though the fire occurred on Sat
urday, a check for $1000, the full
amount of the policy, was placed
in the hands of Mr Hayes Monday.
The burned building was built
by John Huffman for the late Pryor
Scott in 187&, Its original . cost
was about $1700.
English rye grass seed,. large cheat
seed, and vetch seed, A few cords . of
oak wood, I am booking orders for
vetch seed, speak in time. "
- Also pure bred Aberdeed Angus cattle
Poland China hogs, and Shropshire
bucks from recorded stock. . '
. . L. L. Brooks.
BluePrint 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 TJ S
Land Office address : '
Title Guarantee & Loan Co
- . Koseburg, Ore. "
Fifty good Ewes.
L N Edwards,'
Young men of fine character, willing
to work and anxious. to please, wants
to do chores for board while he at
tends college. Inquire at Times office.
Also Christian ScientistST-Plain
Speech by a Distinguished '
Pulpiteer. ! "' '
Husbands who attended services
at the M E church South, "Sunday
morning heard themselves scored.
So did Christian Scientists. -
The man who - did the scoring
was Bishop Duncan, of South Car
olina. For hearers, he had all the
people who could crowd into the
church. Every available niche
and nook was occupied, and sev
eral who desired adimrtance went
away for lack of accommodations.
The speaker is a free lance. He
expresses his opinions freely, but
does it so gracefully . and so el
egantly that the victim is not of
fended. - " '
The subiect was a discussion of
what is necessary to salvation,
whether as one ,biblical authority
says, works.or as another declares
faith. The speaker held that both
works and faith were . essential.
The rich man can not, he said ap
proach throne of grace and," laying
down his fabulous wealth, say, all
this I will give to be saved. He
could not say, here are my cattle
on a thousand hills, and here are
my ships laden with jewels, and
with these buy his way into heav
en. He cannot endow, a universityor
give thousands for work in the vine
yard and then, without faith be
saved. Neither can he, with large
and enduring faith, without works,
find an open door to the kingdom.
''There are husbands who Tiave
lived with their wives for forty
years, and still are not husbands,"
Bishop Duncan said. "They are
only husbands by law, just as some
men are seeming Christians be
cause they belong to church. These
husbands think they care for their
wives but they don't. When a
wife asks one of them for five dol
lars, he says, "What do you want
with it? You don't need $5."
"Husbands of this kind," Bishop
Duncan said, "love their money
more than they love their wives."
"They reminded him" he declared,
'of the Irishman who said right after
his' wedding, "Well we are one now,
and its msilf that's the one.' '
Christian Scientists, the bishop
declare to be the most inappropriate
combination of words in the Eng
lish language. There is, hedeclarer1,
neither Christianity nor science in
the sect. A woman in Atlanta
built a magnificent temple dedi
cated to Christian Science. It was
builf of t hardwood, and magni
ficently finished, but after com
pletion, she regretted to the archi
tect that it was not built of Georgia
marble. "But, madam, rejoined
the architect, "follow the theory of
your creed, and just think it is
Georgia marble, and Georgia
marble it will be." - ,
Bishop 11 Duncan-, was sarcastic
with reference to many things
worldly, and among other char
acters, the stingy man fell under
his criticism. "Conceive if you
can, a miser in heaven, "sitting by
the side of Jesus Christ. It is
sight that none of uswill ever see,"
he declared with emphasis born of
iiishop Duncan s sermon was a
beautiful example of finished dic
tion. His sentences were of the
graceful model characteristic of
distinguished Southern orators
and his delivery polished and fer
vent. He apologized for speak
ing .plainly by saying that he was
now an old man, that the present
might be his last visit to Corvallis,
ana tnat ne had neither time nor
inclination for the popular philo
sophical discussions that mysti
fied hearers, did no good, and dis
graced the pulpit.
Wanted. ; -
A ton of vetch hay. Inquire at Times
- For Sale. .
beventy wether lambs at $2 - per
head. 80 four year olds at - 2.50 - per
: . S. II. Moore, -
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will r-e received by me up to 1 o'clock
p m Wednesday, Oct 1, 1902, for the con
struction of a bridge across the slough
near the residence of PH Hughson on
tne uorvaiiis-AiDany river road, in ac
cordance with the plans, specifications,
train diagrams andnstruction to bidders
on lue in my onice. ' said budge to e a
60-foot span, covered Howe truss upon
stone or concrete piers at the option of
"Each bidder shall be required to de
posit with his bid 5 - per cent of th e
amount of such bid, as by law r required
The court reservingthe right to reject
any or all bids.
THOMAS A. JONES,
Call and See!
My book cases and writing deeks com
bined, from $5 to $15 per piece. Also a
lot of .other furniture, all new. - Must
close out within three weeks. All kinds
of woodwork made and repaired. Shop
and-storeroom opposite Farmers -Hotel;
TO BOYS AND GIRLS HOME
Family of Five Children Sent There
Taken Away by Sheriff
Yesterday. - -
At the westside station yester
day afternoon, a 'family of five
children bade goodbye to their
mother, and left on. the train to
enter the Boys and Girls Home at
Portland. The children were in
charge of Sheriff Burnett, and they
were sent to the 'Portland Home by
order of the probate judge of Ben
ton county. The mother is Mrs
Sarah E Keyes, and the children
are, Cordelia, aged 15; Robert, 14;
Sarah, in Ruth, 9. and Henrietta,
seven. Of the latter, Cordelia, the
eldest daughter, bitterly opposed
the plan of going away, but the
others expressed their willingness
to be taken.
The mother, at first, fought the
plan. The children, were to have
been taken away Monday, but she
appeared in court and asked, for a
continuance of the case so that she
might bring witnesses to prove that
she ought to be allowed to retain
the little ones, and the case was
continued until 10 o'clock yester
day morning for full presentation
of her side of the matter. At the ap?
pointed hour, however, Mrs Keyes
appeared herself, but was without
witnesses! She talked for a. while
in opposition, but finally expressed
herself content to have the chil
The little ones are gentle and in
nocent in appearance and apparent
ly as bright as the average children
In the sheriffs office, while wait
ing Monday, the decision of the
court, they chatted among them
selves, and seemed a happy family.
They answered questions modestly,
but gracefully, and made friends
with all who paid attention to them
Though perhaps without concep
tion of what the change meant,
they all, save the eldest sister, ex
pressed entire willingness to go to
the new home in Portlend. Mon
day afternoon and evening and up
to train time yesterday, they were
kept at the home of Sheriff Burnett.
In them, there is apparently all
that is needed, with good care and
kindly treatment in the future, to
make useful men and women.
The sending of the children to the
Portland Home was the subject of
inquiry in the probate court Mon
day. The petition set forth that
the mother was not fitted to take
care of the children, and asked
that they be sent to the Boy's and
Girls Home. It was signed by
Henry Dunn. Testimony was
heard on the petition, and the wit
nesses were, Henry Dunn, A J Wil
liams of Philomath, guardian of the
children, and . John Broomfield,
brother of their mother. Mrs Keyes
also appeared in her own behalf,
and testified in opposition to the
petition. The examination was
conducted by Deputy District At
torney Bryson." The testimony of
the first three witnesses was of such
character as to induce the court to
order the children sent away.
The little ones will be kept at
the Portland home until desirable
homes can be found for them in
respectable families. After de
livery to such families, the society
keeps a constant surveillance over
them, and if . the treatment and
education received is not all that it
should be, the children are taken
back to the Home and given to
other families where better treat
ment is assured. Of the wisdom of I
the move, described above, there is
A New Case Appeared Yesterday Is at
the Sechler Home.
A green flag, conspicuously dis
played at the Sechler home, notifies
the passer-by that there is diphthe
ria inside. , The victim is a little
girl, playmate of the little one that
suffered with the disease at - the
same home recently. The case was
brought to the attention of the au
thorities, and the house quarantin
ed by Dr. Lee yesterday morning.
The other child was treated by Dr.
Lee with the anti toxine remedy,
and its recovery was rapid. Subse
quently the house was fumigated,
but in spite of all precautions the
other little one is a victim. Sever
al students had engaged board and
lodging at the house, but it is un
derstood that they have removed to
other quarters. It is of the utmost
importance that the authorities lake
the matter fof prooer quarantine
firmly in hand, to Xhe end that the
disease may be effectually stamped
out. . The health committee is the
mayor, the chairman of the health
committee and the chief of police.
Having disposetPof our meat market
in Corvallis, we hereby request all per
sons indebited to us to call and settle
before October 1st, Prompt attention to
this matter is earnestly desired.
Taylor & Ileisch.
The arrival for the past two weeks has
placed in our store one oi the largest and
best selected stock of merchandise we
have ever had, comprising alb the late
novelties in dress goods, silks, trimmings
ribbons, etc. In shoes you have the
largest and best selected stcck in the city
to choose from. Our aim is to carry
everything to be found in an up-to-date
dry goods store. Prices to please...... ......
O. A C. UNIFORMS.
New Fall Merchandise
Silks, Velvets and Satins
Elegant Dress goods
Cloaks and Jackets
Tailor Made Suits
Dress and Walking Skirts
Outing Flannels .
Royal Worchester Corsets
Silk, Velvet and Wool shirt waists
Iadie's and Misses Footwear
House Furnishing dry goods
Iadies Rain Garments '
Fnrs and Rnffs
new uooas tueeKiy
We are showing this season an immense line of Ladies
Misses and Childrens, Cloaks, Jackets and Capes all this sea
son New York styles. . :
Ladies bear in mind our Fine "Broadhead" Dress Good
are thoroughly shrunk and sponged.
I have recently ree'd a line of stearling silver goods as
has never before been equalled in the city. . I have an al
most unlimited varity of sterling silver teaspoons, singly or
in sets, also a choice line of sugar shells, butter Knives, exc.
I have now in my store the largest and " most complete
line of watches and rings ever displayed in the city ol Cor
vallis. . Clocks, hollow ond flat ware of the very best manu
facture. Optical work a specialty,; eyes tested free and sat
isfaction .guaranteed. Fine watch repairing promptly done
aod fully guaranteed,' Call and see this extensive line at
PRATT the Jeweler & Optician,
$UCCe$$0r; 0 UP Jl Sanders . Corvallis Oregon.
Strictly Up to Dale!
j, D. Mann & Co are receiving
Car Load Lots ol Furniture
For fall trade, and are now able to -show
a fine line ot
Furniture, Carpets and Stoves
' Largest assortment and best bar- -gains
Fine Clothing, Mens
Fine Clothing, Boys
Single Pants and Vests
Overcoats and Ragline
Sweaters and Hunting Coat
Oil and Rubber Clothing
W Iy Douglas $3 and $3 50 shoes
Walk-over Shoes $3 50 and $4 .
"Hawes" $3 00 hats
Boys "Security" Shoes
Fancy Socks and Gloves
New Golf Shirts