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Official Paper of Benton Conntf, ; .
COBTAIU8, OBEGON DEC. IT, 190.
A CONTRAST .
A spray of ripe raspberries grown
in the open air in a Corvallis gard
en, was on exhibition on the street
Monday.' In Boston, the cold is so
intense that street "cars are constant
ly blockaded," traffic interrupted
and the poor are rioting for the
coal they have not ' the means to
buy. In portions of New York,
the public schools have been dis
missed on account of the intense
cold and the shortage of coal. On
the raspberry vine -mentioned,
there are berries in every' stage of
development from the blossom to
the red berries in the richness of
berfecf maturitv. The bush from
which if was taken In the north
end of town, was covered all over
with the fruitage and blossoms that
are a mighty - contrast with the
howline Toasts of fhe'icv East. If
Webtooters'spmetimes kick at the
rains? it is because they fail to fee!
the pinch of the icicle or the chill
of the cold that now prevails on the
other side of thecbntirieaV
WILL BRING PEOPLE
Into Benton They Must do it A
Deal That Failed to Materialize
In the expected rush ot immi
grants into- Oregon next Spring
Benton and Lincoln Counties will
have an influence working in their
favor that 'other counties of ; the
state will not enjoy. It is an in
fluence that is quite likely to turn a
large number of homeseekers into
one county or the other. This
influence is the " effort that the
Oregon Pacific . Colonization Com
pany, of Minneapolis will make to
dispose of its lands; .' "" ' -
The Company it will be remem
bered 7 purchased the extensive
holdings of the Coast, Land &
Livestock Company, the lands of
Oregon Agricultural, Company, and
the Wallis Nash ranch on . Rock
Creek, aggregating it all, something
over 6o'ooo acres. The company
invested a large sum of money in
the lands. Some say the amount
, was i5o,oooor more. The pur
chase was made as a matter of
specul ation, and the lands must be
sold m order for the' investors to
clear themselves. ' Nearly one half
the lands lie in Benton County. The
purchasers are shrewd ! real estate
men and other investors, ' and al
ready they have agents in someof
the states nrthe- middle west," ad
vertising? the ' lands. - . '
"Of course the lands are unculti
vated, but that will '" cut ; small
figurfe with Intending buyers, many
of whom will come-to Benton or
Lincoln" looking" " for uncultivated
properties; and in the end , as has
several' times been the case during
the past summer wind up; the " visit
. with a purchase of improved "farms.
The Oregon-Pacific " Company
holds its lands -,,at $5 per-. . acre;
Negotiations "pended j recentjyrin
which "the company was about to:
dispose offive sections in .Benton
County at that figure There were
"two cf the" buyers, and at .one , time
they made the company an offer , of
3-5oper" acre foi the five? sections.
The latter lie in the - vicinity - of
what is "known as Shotpouch. -. It
was expected tor a time that -there
would .be a compromise on the price
and that the" bigdeal would mater
alize, but an injury .befell one of,the
buyers, and the negotiation was
abandoned. .' It is , yery j certain,
however' that 'the - Oregon-Pacific
Company will induce many a home-
seecer to visit fBentpn, , and that
there is every likehood of lively
times in real estate in - the county
next spring and summer. It is re
ported that Wallis Nash is really in
Chicago - in 1 the interest -of the
Oregon-Pacific Company. ' '
- Seventy head of pigs.
' , Proposals for Wood . '
Notice is hereby given that, the
clerk of school district No - 9, Benton
county, Oregon,, will receive sealed - bids
for furnisMng the said district -with wood
for the coming year, towit, . 25 .cords of
oak PTuh wand, and . 70 rnrds snlit fir
wood, old growth or 7o cords of fir wood,
. second growtbvll wood to be of good
quality, not less than four feet in length,
and not less than four inches nor more
. than eight inches in thickness or diam
eter, to be delivered at the school build
ing, in said district on or . beiore August
15th, 19031 The . Board reserves the
right to reject any or all bids, and no
.. bid will be received after six o'clock,
January 16, 1903. ; - -MILES
-. - - - Clerk. ,
THEY WERE SURPRISED.
Thirty Ladies Invade a Camp of Mean
J ern:Woodmei tf America ;
' Saturday evening last was a reg
ular meeting riight-of .the ''Modern
Woodmen of -America and "there
was considerable business , on hand. J
Two candidates, had been -initiated
the regular business transacted, and
the lodge had begun the - election
of officers for the ensuing year,. "At
this stage of the proceedings the
sentry informed the, venerable con
sul that something like ' thirty
ladies were in the ante-room with
out the password, that they desired
to invade thercamp for the purpose
of feeding the Woodmen, knowing
that they must needs be hungry af
ter their arduous labors in the for
est. Election 'of officers was im
mediately postponed and the meet
ing brought to a close. It devel
oped that the lady relatives and
friends of the " Woodmen had
planned ta surprise the foresters
with a bountiful lunch. Tables
were soon gotten together and
spread. The Woodmen's camp
fires had burned quite -low, so it
became necessary fqrthe ladies to
hustle down to - the r Commercial
restaurant to make the coffee All
members of the order present par
ticipated in the refreshments in
such a manner as to leave no
doubt of their appreciation 'of the
surprise.- ' ?vr" V
This is the first meeting 'of the
Modern Woodmen with the ladies
and it proved so agreeable that it
brought out a discussion of the' ad
visabality bf establishing a camp of
Royal Neighbors, '. which f is7 the
women's auxiliary of ; the Modern
Woodmen's - ' organizations One
Woodman's areumeht ?ih'rfavor of
the'-1 proposed.: -organization was
that heretofore he had : not ' fared
well at the hands of his "neigh
bors;" ' that frequently when he
went home from work he would
find that - they h.ad not ' : provided
him with all that ' he - could desire
for a square meal: - but it "the re
past just partaken Of was a sample
of what .".Royal Neighbors" "might
do, he wasr greatly ' in favor of
encouraging them i ' :
There was merriment and social
converse : until a late hour. At the
proper time 1 Venerable Consul
Healy gave a pleasing-talk tn which
he cordially thanked the ladies for
their entertainment. -'"-;
LAST FOR DECEMBER
Junior Rhetoricals at the College
- What the Orators Said.
The last Junior rhetorical at OAC
for December occurred ? Friday af
ternoon in the chapel..with a piano
and mandolin duet - ; entitled;
! "Sounds from' the - Ball" by the
Misses Danneman. - : "
Joseph. Henkle gave an interest
ing account of the Spanish-Amer
ican War.: . ""..' rV.-"-';.:--
"V-Alva Horton says that , an . ener
getic man is industry : personified.
Energy is capacity sufficiently ex
er ted. An energetic man - uses all
his time. : y .,?:.;';; -'": '
Odalite Horning .took for -her
theme ' 'In Ourselves Our . Fortune
I4es." As a. r rule our. greatest
men are those who have not . had
the best opportunities was " the
speaker's inference. ; -- --- - -
Miss. Delia Davenport sang "The
Memories of Home.?:' -Sz .? r j:
Ernst Henrichs recited the "story
of the Invasion of .Mexico- by - the
French. . .
'Blanche ; Hershner proved - that
moral courage is .essential - to : suc
cess. He-who has' an idea 'that
he is afraid to give to; '.the publie,
for fear. 01 being laughed - at is 1
moral coward. . ,', . I s ' : j .
Chester Proebstal pleaded ear
nestly tor. a strong navy. A '. navy
is necessary that we may , preserve
our national respect. We think with
pride ot our.' navy, Dut Jet us -- live
in readiness for . any "unforseen pos
sibilities.. - -v ; -.:'
It Will be the Talk of . the Town-r
r "Pickings From Puck" Tomorrow
Night. ' -'. ;
The farcical musical - comedy
Tickings From Puck'which will
appear at -' the Opera House, to
morrow Thursday night is bound
to catch the oublic taste to a nicety
In the chorus are a lot - of ' dainty
femininity such sweet simplicity.
JNo one-can deny1 that this - pro
duction is a splendid - one in the
matter of scenic equipment as well
as stage handling.
All this is introductory in saying
that "Pickings From Puck'' comes
to town with ribbons flying. The
musical numbers are breezy and
cheery and all that can be . desired
in a musical comedy, - and the
Ping Pong dance which is one of
the many features, " will no doubt
be the talk of the town. 1 ? - k- '
If yon want a suit of clothes at a price
to please for the wear men's and boy's
We have them for you. t J. H. Hams,
THE REAL STUFF
It is on Exhibition'--in a Down Town
r . Show Window, r
How many I people Jn Corvallis
have seen the color, of " Alaska gold
-s-the real, original, J" uncoined
stufftC;Iots" of. people went to . the
iiorthern mines from Benton coun
ty during the Klondike excitement
ana returned, not witn gold nug
gets nor twenty-donar pies. They
came back with. much, experience,
a few souvenir, and a fund of haf d
luck stories, all purchased with
Benton county money- - There are
a few Corvallis people still " at tie
north, and we "are permitted to
hope that fortune- may yet give
pur distant friends a token of recog
nition and encouragement. V
f There is foundation for the in
dulgence of this " prospect in the
news that Mackey," Jeffreys,' Wag
goner and Grim ; are doing well,
and the fact that there -are real
Alaska nuggets on exhibition right
here in town. In general, perhaps
Alaska nuggets are not rare, ' but
such as'are on display at "the jewel
ry store of A. J. Metzger, are
certainly attractive." They are"a
the product of a mine on Jack" Wade
Creek; in which the owner of the
nuggets, C. E. Rowland-- is . inter
ested.; Mr Rowland has been - in
Alaska six years, and is now on
a visit to his -family who are in
Corvallis taking advantage of the
city's educational facilities. The
nuggets are eight in number, rang
ing in . weight from ; three-quarters
of an ounce to more than five oun
ces. The aggregate . value of the
display is. $238, ; assuming the gold
to be worth $19.20 per ounce. To
heighten the effect of ihe display,
Mr Metzger places a nugget in one
dish of the scales and . in the other
sufficient gold coin to balance, thus
giving approximately the value-of
thejariginal gold. In one end of the
scales lies a smooth oblong nugget
not widely different in size from .a
robin's egg, and in the other is a
twenty dollar and two five dollar
piecesi The two ends of the scales
are exactly balanced,' neither tip
ping: - ;;-:, . - :: r ' "'
; The largest nugget is not unlike
some of the old fashioned potatoes
in shape, perhaps like1 what used to
be known as the kidney ""potato. It
is perfectly smooth, save that there
are two or three small lumps, like
those on potatoes. - In length it is
full two" inches. Its thickness one
way is an inch and at right angles
to ,the same" measurement, three
quarters of an inch. It is solidr and
its weight is more than five ounces,
or bordering close to half -a pound,
Troy Weight. Its value is a few
cents over $96. i '" ' ; - - r:;
All the nuggets came from pock
ets. Mr Rowland tound them while
prospecting: He wa:s out one- day
on his claim 200 miles: beyond the
Klondike. He sunk a hole several
feet to bedrock, and all he' found
was 75 cents in dust.' . He sank
anotner Dut witn jitue better sue--
cess. : Then ne moved a - hundreo:
feet across the gulch, and J there
went down again, this : time un
covering a pocket from which he
took $1,000 in dust and -"nuggets.'
Ffom;another pocket that he1 found
in his six years experience' "in ' the
Arctic," Mr Rowland took" $1,400. " fc
WAITING FOR WIRE "
Ferry Boat js-i-Cable: Expected
H Part of This Week
. The Corvallis ferry is still idle.
The boat is moored to vthe Benton
County :side of the river," and the
ferryman is on an enforced vacation:
Tphe non-arrival of the cable - is1- -responsible
for the condition. - -The
newjrope; wa': ordered" from San
Franciscb through : Huston &Bogue
last wees. - up to noon -yesterday
;nq advices had oeen received - with
reference to its shipment,-but it was
expected that the cable would reach'
Corvallis the latter part of the pres
ent ; week. Until j itv "arrives, - the
ferry fwill S not ; te in -: operation;
Everything i9 in readiness to string
the cable across as soon as it conies,
and the question of when operatins
are to be resumed is merely a- mat
ter of the arrival of the Wire. " ? -
-. Local business men bemoan the
condition, more or less, as it - forces'
their customers on the other side of
the river. -, to go elsewhere to 'do
business. ; 1
"For Sale. -A
complete outfit of . 'farming imple
ments, including, Percheron team of
1,400 -pound horses, wide tire- wagon
nearly new, Plana binder, Jones mowei1',
four section , steel harrow, one twelve
and one fourteen-inch walking plows,
sulky bay rake, disc barrow, ' two-horse
cultivator, and many other implements1
ana appliances,; Will be eold at private
sale at low rates. Also 10 tons of good
cheat, hay. Also two year old thoroucrr
bred Jersey heifer to be fresh in Jan
uary. Call or address - : ' ':
' Harry A. Wicks,
. Corvallis. .:
Sold His Place but Looking for Another
fe -Easteni Man Bought. t'i.
'.'SS i'V- -$?--F- -"-S
The ten acre farm and orchard of
G F Gkrshwiler, near Philomath,
changed hands Monday. The buy
er is Peter Adamsen," f who f arrived
about three " weeks ago- from Iowa.
He is. accompanied by .his family,
and has already . taken .possession.
- The figure at which the proper
ty changed hands has not -been
made public. - It is understood
that MHSarshwiler sold the place
at a considerabteadvance over what
he paid for it a year ago, and that
he is well satisfied so -far with ;his
experiment in settling in , Webfoot.
He has removed with his family to
Corvallis, and now - occupies the
house of Mrs Ruth Clark." He is
looking for another . investment in
this vicinity, and will probably try
his hand at another farm. Mr
Garshwiler came to - Benton early
last winter from Indiana, i . .
The virtue of Spraying was de
monstrated itfthe Garshwiler or
chard this season. At small, ex
pense and trifling trouble the trees
were systematically treated , with
spray at the proper season, and the
reward was a fine crop of 5 apples,'
almost free from worms which sold
readily in the. market at fifty cents
per bushel. Mr . Garshwilet re
gards Oregon as a grand apple'
state. ' - - 7-.. :
; Found. - ."
' A small nickel-plated watch, Enquire
at Times office. '
Fancy Work Sale,
. On Thursday and Friday afternoons of
this week the ladies of ; ; the . Christian
church will give a Christmas sale at the
home of Mrs J W Howard Cor 5th and
Adams streets, of .oint lace, dollies,
handkerchiefs, pillows etc: : . '
i Nolan & Callahan's ; holiday" presents
are all worth one hundred " cents on the
dollar the day afjer Xmas.
Cow for .Sale.
One fawn colored Jersey milk cow,
Ecquii'eof ' r : : v - '.
. DC Rose.
- Wood for Sale
I Lave 5OO acres of timber land to clear.
Will sell wood in stump or give wood for
clearing ground, have fir, oak cedar and
ash. 5 miles west of Corvallis.
:. -7-' " " .; F A Kline.
' For Sale. ; , '
A twelve room house and six acres of
and on College Hill. House fitted with
modern improvements, !three fire places
water supply froni " good windmill and
tank located on premises-;1 For terms
applv to E E Wilson, Corvallis Oregon,
or H T French; Moscow, Idaho, -
' To Trade" " -- -A
fine farm in Nebraska, also one in
Texas for farms in Benton or Iiinn Co
Also nice well improved farm near .Hal-
sey for Corvallis acreage property. Good
brick store house and residence for farm
Some great bargains in . farms and city
residences. See. B P Morgan,
I W McGpwan, Tr, establirhed 1857
commission merchant, hop, and general
merchandise, 36 & 38 Whitehall street
New York . "' liberal advance made on
all f consignments, . Highest market
prices obtained and quick returns. Ref-
ferences:;- K G ; Dunn's Mercantile
Agency, New York; Bradstreets Mer-
cannie Agency, .. wew York ; : Bank
Will cpre rheumatism.': If you have
rheqmatism in any of its many forms,
no, matter bow long standing: call and
we Hi iuy omce on soum maiu
street. -I will guarantee "to cure any case
of rheumatism, in from 10 to ' 60 days.
f have in my office the lateBt improved
piaue ana .-rsy machine, and am pre
pared to make any kind of an X-ray ex-
nuiioaaan. . aiso to give . any xina o
eiectncai treatment, it you are in any
way afflicted,- call and see me. Consult
ation and examination free:
"" ' '.- . ' Respectfully,
I : W. H. HOOT, D. D.
- "" Bids for Wood. "
i : Bids for furnishing the Oregon ; Agri
cultural College with wood for. the. ;en-
aning school year, will be received at the
office of the. Purchasing Agent, up to the
thirty first day. of December, : 1902. -:
. : For specifications and form of bid ap
ply at the office of the . Clerk, or to the
undersigned,-. , ; - - .
' A . JOHN D. DALY,
v Secy. Board of Regents.
Corvallis, Oregon, December 8, 1902.
.4 TTORNEY AT V.
- ". NOTARY PUBLIC. '
Office in "Zierolf Building, Corvallis. Or.
B. A. CATHEY, M. D.,
Pjiysidian and Surgeon,
Office, Boom 14, First National Bank
Building, Oorvallisr Or : Office Hours,
10 to 12 a, m., 2 to 4 p. m.
?.v: -1' -
We take the liberty of suggesting any of the following as an
, " appropriate .Xmas Gift. :
;:. FOR LADIES,
; Fine Cloak or Jacket, -
Fine Dress .Pattern,
Fine Fur Boa or Collarette,
' Walking or Dress Skirt,
Fine Black Petticoat,
A Royal Worcester Corset,
Silk or Wool Shirt Waist,
- Fine Silk House Jacket,
Silk Umbrella, -
Rug 01; Art Square,
; J; Fine Shoes or Slippers,
Fine White Blankets; :
A Marseilles Quilt,
A Silk Waist Pattern,
A Good Fascinator. ".
A Pair Portiere's,"
A Baitenbur'gbTTidie, ;
A Bureau Saarf,
A Pair Pillow Shams,
Fine Table i Cloth, Napkins to Match
Tapestry Lounge orTable Cover.
For Boys, Girls and Children we have lots of good things.
Premium Dishes to redeem all outstanding Coupons. .
Our, patrons will find our se- C
lections unusually large c coats cannot be equaled at.
and attractive, ) the prices quoted, i
: Good Suits for the Boys, $1.50 up, : -
Other Holiday Goods.
Neckwear, Collars and Cuffs, Shoes, Glassware.
Suspenders, Dress Suit Cases, Hats, Toilet Sets',
Gloves, Handkerchiefs, ' Shirts, Albums, Etc
Ten percent Reduction on Men's Suits.
Owing to the late arrival of part of our men's suits, "
for the rest of the month we place them at 10 per- .
cent reduction. - . "- "? ,
Sole !aghis for ,tte Ralston- Health Shoes for
Men, the best Winter shoe made, $4.00. -"". "
t w t
f OR MEN,
" A Business or Dress Suit T
Overcoat or Cravenette, .
-Hawes" $3.00 Hat, - -
. Douglas or Walk-Over Shoes,
A Dress Suit Case, .
House or Smoking Jacket,
Fine Slippers or Suspenders,
Warm or Dress Gloves, -
Silk or Linen Handkerchiefs,
A Fine Muffler,
Silk Umbrella, . J
Monarch Whie Shirt, '
A Fine Dress Scarf,
Suit Good Underwear,
A Flannelette Night Shirt,
A Pair Turkish Towels,
Money Purse or Belt,
A Hunting Coat,
A Pair Legging, '
A Box Fine Socks.
Our Men's Suits and Over-