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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1902)
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BY B. F. IRVINK.
ftfBcial Paper Benton County,
OOKTALLIS, OREGON SEPT. 2", 1903.
NOW AND THEN
"Xivestock Prices Something About
Them Now and in the Past.
Fat hogs, weighing 175 pounds
. and upwards, continue to be quot
ed by local buyers at six cents per
pound on foot. Smaller hogs bring
five and a half and five and three
quarters. Though hogs are scarce,
..' the excellence of the prices is a
" surprise to both buyers and grow-
ers. At such figures, hogs are be
lieved by many to be the best pro
' perty ona farm, especially when
wheat for feeding purposes rules so
Beef steers are quoted at three
cents, with a slightly better figure
for prime stuff. Mutton rules at
about two and a quarter. Figuresof
the past five years in Portland
market are interesting. The Ru
ral Spirit publishes a table on the
subject, from which the following
figures are taken. . The prices are
for the month of September:
Prime steers, 1902, $3.75 to $4.
00; 1901, $3.75 to $4.00; 1900,
$4.00; 1899,3,75; iSqS. $3-5o;
1897, $3-oo. '
Common steers, 1902, $3.25 to
3.5o; 19Qi, $3.00; 1900, $3.50 to
$3-75! i899. $3-25 to 3.50; 1898,
$3.25; 1897, $2.75.
Prime cows, 1902, $3.25; 1901,
$3.25 to $3.50; 1900, $3.50; 1899,
$3-5o; 1898, $2.75: 1897, $2.35.
Common cows, 1902, $2.75 to
"$3.00; 1901, $3.00; 1900, $3 00 to
$3.25; 1899, $3.00 to 3-25; 1898.
-$2.50; 1897, $2.25.
Sheep, $3.00; 1901, $3-25; 1900,
$3.50; 1899, $3.50; 1898, $3.35;
Iarge fat hogs, 1902, $6 75; 1901
$6.00; 1900, $5.75: 1899, $5.25 to
. $5.50; 1898, $5.10; 1897, $4.60.
China fat hogs, 1902, $6.00 to
$6.25; 1901, $5.50 to $5-75; 1900,
.$5.25 to $5.50; 1899, $5.00; . 1897,
Stock hogs, '1902, $5.25 to $5.75;
1901, $4.75 to $5.00; 1900, -14.50 to
$5.00; 1899, $4.50: I898, $5.00;
.1897, $3.50. ,
PASSING OF H. F. FISCHER
HAS PRUNES NOW
are Big and uooa first
Crop in Ten Years.
They have a crop of prunes this
season in-the Nashville orchard.
Time has been when people believ
ed that the orchard would not bear.
Three or four years ago it bore a
few prunes, and after that, appar
ently quit the business. But now,
after 10 years of existence, and at a
time when other orchards of the kind
are making a poor showing, the
trans-Summit orchard is resplend
ent in a vigorous crop.
The prunes are of large size, and
the quality excellent. On the
twenty acres of the orchard de
voted to prunes, there is an es
timated crop of 2,500 bushels, The
prunes are to be shipped to Grang,
er to be dried by the Benton Coun
ty Company's evaporator. Picking
is to begin next week.
In the same orchard tnere is a
large acreage of apples, pears and
other fruit. In all, the orchard
comprises 70 acres. The chief por
tion is in winter- apples, and the
crop is good. There are also many
pear trees, but the pear- crop is
practically a failure.
He Died Tuesday Laid to Rest in Cry
stal Lake Cemetery Thursday.
H. F. Fischer, one of the most
prominent milling men in Oregon
and a leading factor . in the busi
ness arrangements of Benton 'coun
ty, lies under the sod in Crystal
Lake cemetery, He died at 7:20
o'clock Tuesday evening, and his
remains were laid to rest in, the
family burial lot Thursday after
noon. The end was not unexpected.
For two years Mr Fischer has been
in failing health. Early last July,
with his son Ernest, he wTent to
Sulphur Springs, twelve miles be
yond Ashland, in quest of health.
For a time, he improved slightly,
and then took a turn for the worse,
and rapidly declined. While there,
he gave up all hope ot continued
life, and declared that he was com
ins home to die. About two weeks
ago, he returned from the Springs,
and thereafter kept his room until
the end came.
The funeral occurred from the
family residence Thursday after
noon. Many old neighbors and
friends attended the service and
followed the remains to the grave.
The service was conducted by Rev
Carrick of the Presbyterian church.
The ceremony wras simple, and in
keeping with the quiet, "earnest life
of the deceased. Beautiful floral
emblems and flowers in vast pro
fusion covered the casket and the
mound, and bore silent, but sweet
witness of the high esteem in which
the dead was held. The pall bear
ers were, P. Avery, E. Allen. M S
Woodcock, Caleb Davis, Levi
Oren and W C Corbett. The sur
viving memDers ot the latnily are,
the widow, four sons, August, Er
nest, and Fred of Corvallis, and
Louis of Silverton, and Mrs Rich
ard Kieer and Miss Martha Fisch
er of Corvallis. "
Henry Fred Fischer was born in
Lansburg, Hanover, Germany,
March 25, 1S38. With his par
ents he came to America in 1842,
and settled in Du Page county, Il
linois. The site of the new . home
was about 14 miles west of Chicago.
The parents lived on a farm, and
young Fischer engaged in the early
part, of his career m agricultural
From boyhood, Mr Fischer man
ifested a deep interest in machinery
While on the farm he conceived
the idea of operating a chopping
'mill with wind as the motive pow
er. He built a large . windmill,
provided a chopper, and had the
satisfaction of seeing his expert
ment work out successfully. After
the success of this project, he con
cluded that flour could be manu
factured by the same agency. He
set to work and soon constructed a
windmill, the arms of which were
160 feet across. On these, were fit-
tea tour immense sans. 1 he ma
chine was then attached to two sets
of burrs, and the experiment be
gan. Like the experiment with the
chopper, the new modelled mill
was a complete success, and it con
tinued in operation for a number of
years. ' The success of the experi
ment was so marked, that many
mills of the kind were built in var
ious parts of the state. Competi
tion became great, and the devel
opment of the corn industry indi
cated a decline in the wheat busi-
Mr Fischer determined to
his hand and brain left it, - and he
made arrangements accordingly.
Papers were drawn up and execut
ed by which the business should
continue as in the past, when var
ious awards were taken for ex
cellence of its flour product, and a
reputation almost as wide as the
world was achieved. After the ex
ecution of documents necessary for
carrying out this, desire, Mr Fisch
er set about to husband the little
health that vwas left him, or to wait
the inevitable end as fate should
December 19. 1861, Mr Fischer
was united in marriage to Miss
Sophia Rathje, who survives him.
Six years ago, the deceased made
a trip to .his old home in Germany.
Though but five years old when he
left the land of his birth, he re
membered still some of the land
marks of his young childhood.
Among these, as .he looked about
the old home, was a certain curbed
well that seemed to be missing.
Fifty four years had elapsed since
he had seen the farm, but the
old well curb and the sparkling
water from beneath, he remembered
He enquired for it but the occu
pants knew nothing of the ancient
watering place. Finally a search
was instituted, and under ' the floor
of an outbuilding' the old well was
found. The curb was still there,
but for years had been hidden from
view by the buildine. A result of
the incident, was that shortly after
ward the well jvas cleaned out, and
the use of the famous water was resumed.
GOING TO UTAH
. For Sale.
Seventy -wether lambs
head. 80 four year olds at
' S. II.
Call and See!
My book cases and writing deeks com
Tbined, 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. Shod,
-tend storeroom opposite Farmers Hotel
seek a new' field, and in 1877, he
to Oregon, settling in Corvallis. Hd years ?l
purchased immediately a one third
interest in the Corvallis Flouring
Mills, then owned by Gray and
Korthauer. The business was at
the time in bad financial condition.
The plant was not of the kind that
Mr Fischer desired, and after two
years, a proposition was made by
him to his partners to either buy or
sell, and in negotiations that fol
lowed, Mr Fischer became sole
owner. He set about immediately
to make improvements on the pro
perty, and success rewarded his ef
forts. His whole time, thought
and energy were devoted to study
and development of the property.
Foreiehteen vears thereafter, the
enterprise continued to grow in
business and reputation, until fin
ally other mills of the valley" had
to be hired to fill a portion of the
orders. The capacity was increas
ed time after time, until it reached
200 barrels. At last m order to
meet the demand for his flour, Mr
Fischer bought and improved the
Silverton mill in Marion county,
also with a capacity of 200 barrels
per day. This happened in 1898,
and the combined plants have since
had all the business necessary to
keep them constantly in operation
day and night. .
The thought and ambition that
was uppermost in the mind of the
well known miller was present with
him when the period of his decline
began. Realizing last June tnat
his life work was about done, he
expressed the wish that the great
enterprise built up by his thought
and industry and business acumen
should continue in coming years as
Charles H. Moor Passed Away
Portland Burial iD Corvallis
Charles H. Moor, son of C H
Moor, ' and a former Corvallis boy,
died at St Vincent's hospital in
Portland Wednesday evening at
6:30 o'clock. His home wras at
Stevenson, Wash, and he had gone
toPortlan.d the first of the week for
medical treatment. His affliction
was bright' s disease, and he was
well enough when he arrived in
Portland Tuesday to walk ashore
from the steamer to the hospital.
The news of the character of his
ailment and that his case was hope
less was communicated to the fam
ily in Benton county, who sup
posed that his decline would be
gradual and that the end, as is
usual with the disease, would be
slow to come. Thursday morning,
however a telegram from Mrs
Moore, who was with him at the
hospital, conveyed the intelligence
that her husband was no more.
Judge Moor went to Portland by
Thursday's train, and will accom
pany the remains of his son to
Corvallis today 1
The burial is to be in Odd Fel
low cemetery. A regular funeral
service was held m Portland yes
terday afternoon. On the arrival
of the westside train at noon today,
the hearse and carnages will be m
waiting, and the funeral party will
go direct from the station to the
cemetery. At the grave there will
be a simple burial service, conduct
ed by Rev Noble of the Baptist
Charley Moor, whose youth,
boyhood and young manhood were
spent in Corvallis, was universally
esteemed by all who knew him
He was born in Polk county, Jan
uary 15th, 1858. When but a few
he . came with his
parents to the farm north
vallis where Judge Moor
sides. In time he came
vallis and learned the
trade, working on the
Benton Leader and other
tions. He aided in J the
tion for the first issue of the Times
and continued for two or three
years in the composing room of the
In 1883, he was united in mar
riage to Miss Alice Vineyard, and
in 1890 they went to Portland to
reside, where Mr Moor became de
puty weigher, and gauger in the
custom s service. While serving
in the latter capacity, Mr Moor
studied law at odd hours, and in
189 s was admitted to the bar. In
1896 he went to Stevenson, Ska
mania county, Washington, and
engaged in the practice of his pro
fession. There, he arose rapidly
m political prominence .- and in
1900, was elected prosecuting at
torney of his county, in which, he
made an enviable record. During
his term he prosecuted the Hood
River murderer, who formerly re
sided near Philomath, and succeed
ed in bringing him to justice and
the gallows. ' In the community
of his late home, the death of
Mr Moor is deplored, as it is here
in the scenes of his earlier career,
where the melancholy news of his
passing, awakened profound regret.
Former Corvallis Man Facts About
- the Sensational Fay Case. .
M. H. Kriebel has been appoint
ed general agent for Utah of the
Washington Life Insurance Com
pany of Portland, and is to leave
about October 2nd, to reside at
Salt Lake City. He is in'town for a
few days with Blair T Scott, mana
ger of the company.
Mr Scott was the moving spirit
in securing recently the release of
Charles L Fay, taken from Port
land on an unjustifiable, charge by
Wisconsin officers and discharged
after a hearing in a court . at Man
dan, Dakota. The abduction of
Fay was sensational in its details,
and occupied much space in the
Portland papers at the time.
A man named Dufer, of Wiscon
sin. had purchased timber lands
in Oregon, and subsequently dis
covered that the timber has all
been burned off. The land was
purchased on the report of a cruis
er named briggs. Fay had called
the attention of Briggs to the land,
but beyond that was not concerned
in the transaction, either financial
ly or otherwise. Dufer came to
Oregon, and demanded $2,500
from Fay, and declared that unless
the amount be paid, Fay would
be taken to Wisconsin, and be sent
to the penitentiary. Fay would
not pay, and his sensational arrest
and subsequent discharge was the
result. Dufer, who is worth $250,
000, has since disappeared and can
not be found. A warrant is out
for his arrest on a charge of at
In the affair scores of detectives,
dozens of lawyers and the govern
ors of three states were involved.
The telegraph bill incurred in a
single day by those working for
Fay's release was $255 .
MUSK FOR MOTHERS
Fifty good Ewes.
L N Edwards, '
And Red Daughters Siletz Denizens
Bought it and other Things in
Corvallis has been full of Indians
for the' past few days. They are
fresh from the hop fields, and as
their pockets were well filled with
money, they have' almost had, the
freedom of the city. They hail from
the Siletz country, and to the num
ber of 100, men, women and chil
dren, have been camped on the flat
near Mary s river bridge. Their
stay has been a source of special
interest to Corvallis dealers, with
whom they have done a lively trade
Their purchases have included ev
erything from a cambric needle to a
suit of clothes or a family range.
At one drug store they bought lib
erally of musk for perfumery pur
poses. Generally speaking, the
buyer was of the female persuasion,
and she invariably asserted that the
loud-odored drug was not for her
own use. If an aged mother she
avowed that the stuff was wanted
for her daughter. If a buxom
young maiden, she lisped out in
"Bosting" English that her mother
wanted it. Thus, the universality
of the female mind to hide its van
ity seems so complete as to 1 pos
sess even the red woman scarcely
over the border line of civilization.
The red men also frequented the
drug stores. None of them, how
ever bought musk or other per
fume. Their tale of woe was one
of sickness. They wanted medi
cine. Their physical inwards were
debilitated, and they wanted some
thing to bring them back to health.
Out of the condition, the drug
clerks did a thriving business.
They dished out powders, piljs and
bitter solutions to suit the exig
encies of the different cases and in
amounts to fit the money the buy
er wanted to spend,
In the stores, too. the red buyers
were in evidence, and tne cierK
who could mix a little chinook with
his own venacular was .valuable to
his employer. In one store, an
elderly squaw, when told that the
price of a certain . article was 50
cents,: informed the dealer that
she could do better than that at
Toledo, and whisked indignantly
from the establishment.
we Hie Prepaied!
The arrival for the past two weeks has
placed in our store one of the largest and
best selected stock of merchandise we
have ever had, comprising all 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
J, I. HA'
O. A C. UNIFORMS.
Call up Hodes's Grocery for up to-date goods,
its the place you get the best edibles. Teas, cof
fee, extracts, confectionery fruits, vegetables , can
ned and bottled goods.
Syrups, meats, lard, flour, cereals, mush. Every
week we are getting in fresh fruits, candy, crack
ers and cookies.
Use the Snow Ball and Waldo brands of flour.
Buy the Woodlark vanilla and lemon extract, best
and cheapest. We carry a big line of stone and
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids
will he received by me tip to 1 ' o'clock
t m Wednesday, Oct 1, 1902, for the con-
sti action of a bridge across the slough
near the residence of F H Ilughson on
the Corvallis-Albary river road, in ac
cordance with the plans, specifications.
train diasratiis and instruction to bidd ers
on file in my office. Said budge to ea
fiO-foot SDan. covered Howe truss upon
stone or concrete piers at the option of
Each bidder shall be required to de
posit with his bid .; per cent of th e
amount of such bid, as by law required
The court reservingthe right to reject
any or all bids-
Youn2 men of fine character, willing
to work and anxious to please, wants
to do chores lor boatd while ho at
tends c&llege. Inquire at Times office.
Tubs buckets, baskets, brooms, brushes dusters
Jj washboards, mops, lamps, lanterns, oil cans,
Parlor matches 1500 all for 10 cents.
.1 Bodes Grocery ,
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, etc.
I have now in my slore the largest and most complete
line of watches and rings ever displayed in the city of Cor
vallis. Clocks, hollow ond flat ware of the very best manu
facture. Optical work a specialty,1 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 . ft) H Sanders. Corvallis Oregon.
Strictly Up to Date!
J. D. Mann & Co are receiving
Car Load Lots of Furniture "
For fall trade , and are now. able to
show a fine line ot
Furniture, Carpets and Stoves
Largest assortment and best bar-
gains ever offered,.
' . J.-D,