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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1903)
(Advertisements in this column charged for
ax the tate of 15 cents per line.
Miss Collsta Murray entertained
a number of friends Saturday evening
-o-MIaa Helen Steiwjar left Saturday
for her home near Jefferson.
W. E. Hanley and Mark Mc
. Canister, arrived Sunday, to resume
thelr;etudies at OAO.
Mrs Carrol Cecil and daughters,
. returned Saturday from a visit with
relatives at Brownsville.
Ira F Hamilton, of Salem, former
student at the college, was married,
Thursday, to Miss I vette Smith.
George Horsetail and Amos Klaor
left Sunday for LewlatoD, Idaho
They expect to return the latter part
Mrs H Y Oates who was the guest
of Mrs John Smith for several days
week, left Saturday for her home at
Mr and Mrs Samuel Bane arrived
last week fiom a four months' visit
in California. The time was spent at
Miss Mary Nolan entertained a
number of friends at her home Satur
day evening. Ping Pong and High
Five were the amusements.
A marriage license was Issued
Monday to Otto H L Peterson and
Helena A Heunckendorff. Botn are
residents of the vicinity of Fern.
Rev John Heaves who was strlck
en with grippe more than a week ago,
was unable .to occupy his pulpit at
the M. E. church Soutb, last Sunday,
The gross receipts of the Burgoo
dinner civen by the ladies of the M
E. church Southron Woodmen day
were 817. from which a handsome
sum was netted for the church.
0 A Burgraff, the Albany archi
tect, who designed so creditably and
' superintended the construction of
Agricultural Hall at the college, did
business in Corvallis Monday.
There is to be a meeting of Cor
vallis Grange next Saturday after
noon.' It will occur at Agricultural
Hall at two o'clock. The election of
officers and other matters of Import
ance will be up for consideration.
Miss Grace Huff left Saturday to
resume her duties as a teacher in the
public school at Brownsville. She
-was accompanied by ; her brother,
Floyd, who is a pupil in the same
school. O. B. Long of Benton, is the
Boy and ' John Howard of the
college arrived Saturday from - San
Francisco, where they spent the mid
winter vacation. - They saw - there,
Tartar, Van JGross, . Bilyeu, Henkle
and other old OAO students, all of
whom are reported as doing well.
Van Gross and Bilyeu have been
employed for several months in a toy
making establishment ; at. good sal
aries. . i
The two railroad stations pre
sented lively scenes on the arrival of
trains Monday. On the C & E came
two coaches, so filled with students
that many of the latter stood , on the
' platforms, while a similarly - large
number arrived via the - Westeide.
Each train was met by delegations of
Btudents, and the scenes of hilarity
incident to tuch occasions was mani
fest, - ' "
Will Holgate, who has been in
town for three weeks after an absence
of several years at Baker City, ex
pects to go shortly to Grants Pass to
reside. For some time past be has
been successfully engaged la building
and contracting at Baker City, having
recently completed two buildings at
Sumpter. The latter town be says,
is now enjoying a marvelous growtb.
Its population is now about 3,500,
though most of the time 5,000 : to
6,000 souls are in the town.
Irving Underwood, a member of
the senior class at the college, return
ed Friday from his holiday vacation
spent in Eastern Oregon. - His home
is In Sherman county, fifteen miles
from Grass Valley store. The day
before Christmas, 10 to 14 inohee of
new fell in that section and remained
on the ground until the day before
New Year's day. The Grass - Valley
country, on which a few years ago
there was not a settler to the section
is now nearly all occupied, the vacant
land having been absorbed by the
homesteaders. Land worth then
oney the governmentprlce is now
selling at $10 to H,per acre. ,
Ellsworth Post No. 19, and the
WHO No. 7, held their annual, instal
lation exercises at their ball January
3d. The following officers lor the W
E C were Installed; Mrs Sarah Cronk,
president; Mrs Jane Prltchard, junior
vice president; Mrs Emily Henkle, sec
retary; Mrs Fannie Oren, treasurer;
Mrs Sarah Wilkinson, chaplain; : Mrs
Tillle Seed, conductor; Mrs Gibson,
assistant - conductor. Guards Mrs
Prudence Chipmanr Mrs Adeila Chip
man, assistant. Color Bearers 1st,
Mrs Viola Kerr; 2d, Mrs Elizabeth
Hubbler ; 3d, Mrs Melinda Robinson ;
4th, Mrs Margaret Kyle. Delegates
ist, Mrs saran." Wilkinson; 2d. Mrs
Frankia Smith: 3rT ; Mrn T (VRnno
1th, Mrs Margaret Crawford; 5tb. Mrs
Adelia Chipman; 6th, Mrs Sarah. El
gin Alternates 1st, Miss Clara Lane;
2d, Mrs Emily Henkle; 3d, Mrs Eliza
beth Hubbler; 4tb, Mrs Jane Prltch
ard; 5th, Mrs Etta Campbell; 6th, Mrs
Stella Peterson. A supper closed the
I Oliver PerriD, after a holiday vis
it with bis niece, Mrs. Levi Henkle,
left yesterday for his home in Grande
Wiiliam Howell, of the Farmers'
hotel, drove over to Peoria Saturday,
to attend the funeral of bis late broth
er Als In Hone 1.
Harris Thompson and Ralph Bill
ings, former students are making a
oriel stay in (jorvallis, and are guests
at the Herbert home,- v
' Among former students who did
not attend the fall term of college, but
who have registered for the ensuing
term, are Mabel Boerman, Maud
Mareb, and the Applegate sisters,
Rachel, Eva and Evea. .
Ephraim Cameron, of Union, re
turned home yesterday after a stay of
several days with relatives in Corval
lis. Mrs. C. deferred a visit to Cor
vallis until spring. :
Mr. and Mre. B. F. Seeley return
ed home Sunday from Portland where
they had spent the holidays with their
daughters, Mrs. Bettie Williams and
Maril, the latter of whom Is now Mrs
B. W. Hadley. ..
E. J. Frary, administrator, has
filed his final account in the estate of
Emoline Frary, and February 7th has
been set as the day for final settle
ment. Rehearsals of the Oratorios for
the May festival are to be resumed to
night. They will occur as usual here
after In the college chapel each Wed
nesday evening. The hour for the
present Is 7 A5, -
David B. Ogden, assistant engin
eer In charge of improvements on the
Yamhill and Upper Willamette rivers,
came up on the Westeide train : Mon
day. In the afternoon he went up to
Hayne's Creek to Inspect the work be
Ing carried on there by the snagboat.
It Is the report that the Wood
men, encouraged by the success of
their late fete, contemplate a similar
occasion for midsummer to be -given
in Corvallis on July 4tb. It the scbeme
materializes, It Is said that eight or
ten companies of the Uniform Rank of
the order will be present. The fratern
ity will make a success of the plan if
the members undertake it.
Red caps on the front of which are
the figures '05 are very much in evi
dence since the : opening of echool.
Several weeks ago thesophomore class
adopted and ordered this style of
cap, and during vacation they arriv
ed. The junior cape are blue with the
letters O. A. C. and figures '04 in front.
They were worn to some extent before
the close of the term.
The road supervisors of Benton
are reading up on road building these
winter days. Some time aeo County
J udge Watters procured from the Agri
cultural department at Washington,
the latest and best bulletins on road
.building and each supervisor of tbe
county has been provided with one.
A list of the supervisors has also been
filed with the department, and a copy
of each new bulletin that is issued is
forwarded direct from Washington to
Harvey Sargent Is In receipt of
the papers granting him a U. S. pat
ent on the gopher gun, and he has ap
plied for a patent in Canada. In the
spring . Mr. Sargent intends to go to
Montana for the purpose of testing
the efficacy of his gun in killing prai
rie dogs, of which there is said to be
large numbers In that state. : He un
derstands that the government offers
831,000 for the Invention of some
means of exterminating these pests
and Mr. Sargent believes his gun will
do the business. - -
itatner an oaa specimen or a
newspaper was exhibited In The Times
office Monday by Mrs. Mary Hemphill
It bears the- eugg stive name, "The
Dally Fraud," is in folio form,, and its
size is 3 by 4 Inches. The "Fraud," it
eeems was Issued during fair time la
an Eastern town, and tbe copy shown
here was sent to S. A. Hemphill ten
years ago. Tom W. Windy was the
publisher. The name, would indicate
a necessity- for a much larger sheet
than the "Fraud." Anyway it is a sure
thing that the Wlndles we have out
here in Oregon would inflate and prob
ably "bust a sheet like that at every
oreatn. .y--v:1- ;r''i:,:-'
The death of Cyrus Butler Is men
Honed in another Column by the Phil
omath correspondent. The Interment
took place at Newton cemetery, Su
day. The burial Bervlce was -under
the auspices of Backensto lodge No.
120 of Philomath, and members of the
order from Corvallis were in attend
ance. -The deceased came to Benton
county two months ago, and was a
guest at the home of his brother, W.
F. Butler. He was ailing on arrival,
and came in the hope of benefitting
his health. The night before death,
the deceased retired as usual, but did
not appear at breakfast time the fol
lowing morning. The brother : went
to call him, and advancing to the bed
side, discovered that he was dead.
POWDER IN WOOD
Stick at R. C. Kiger's Home was
Loaded Who Did it. and for What
" Purpose? ;
A diabolical trick, perpetrated
for some unknown reason by some
unknown Iparty almost resulted
in what might have been - terrible
consequences at the home of R. C.
Kiger last' Friday - evening. By
the mere incident that Mr Kiger
determined to split a certain stick
of stove wood instead of putting it
in. the stove without -splitting,
an explosion that would have
blown the kitchen stove into atoms
and that might have killed two or
three people outright, was averted.
In the stick in: question, as the
splitting..: process demonstrated,
there was a heavy charge of Jpow
der, that in. time, the heat and fire
of the stove would - certainly - have
exploded, with consequences that
can only be guessed a"t. The in
cident, . perpetrated with f the ap
parent purpose of doing bodily
harm to persons in Mr Kiger's
household, is difficult to under
stand, either by the Kigers or their
friends. - The incident leaves the
intended victims in an unpleasant
frame of mind, for the reason that
the question becomes, in what other
way will the apparent grudge that
somebody holds against members
of the family , be paid off.
The stick in question was two
or two and a half inches through,
and was - nearly square, The
charge of powder found inside of it
was about four inches long, and
an inch in diameter, a quantity
sufficient to have exploded with
tremendous - force.
The stick was of ash. Witban inch
auger a hole had been bored in the
end to a depth of six inches. The
powder had then been inserted, af
ter which a two inch pin of ash
hap been fitted in tightly, so as to
close up the end. In - closing up
the hole, great care wa.s observed.
and it was only by the closest scru
tiny that it ceuld be detected.
Mr Kiger selected the stick for
its smoothness, as one likely to be
good for making -kindling wood.
He took the axe, and the first blow
the stick was split in twain, and
to the surprise and consternation
of Mr Kiger, the powder was un
covered, and the malicious intent
of some one disclosed. - . v '
Those familiar with the facts are
unable to explain the presence of
the powder, save on the theory
that it was placed in the wood with
devilish design. - Had it once en
tered the stove as was planned, the
consequences might have been very
Saturday evening's Portland Tel
gram presents a number of amusing
sketches of persons and things observ
ed here on Woodmen day. The fam
ous dusty band is extremely cartoon
ed, as are I also.: S. N. WUkins and
prominent visiting Woodmen. Prof.
McLouth probably 'did hot anticipate
results' when he consented to be time
keeper at the football game, He Is
also one of tbe artist's victims. As
chairman of the general committee,
Mr. WUkins naturally hobnobbed more
or less with the telegram r artist, and
before the appearance of the eketcheB,
chuckled much In giving his friends a
few tips on what waaq appear. More
recently his friends do ' the chuckling
when discussing the subject with Mr.
In the Receipts at the Corvallis
- Office The Town Grows
Business at the - Corvallis post
office for the past year shows a
handsome increase. - The receipts
for the quarter" ending December
31st - were, $1,727.67. For the
quarter ending December 31st, the
preceding year, the total was $1,
439 84. The increase was $287.83,
The full receipts of the office for
the year' ending December 31st
1901. - $ 5, 1 8 1. 69. For the
the year ending December 31 st,
1902, the total was $5,951.69. only
a little -short of $6,000, The in
crease for the year is $770 or nearly
15 per cent. "
. Before the past year, there has
been but little increase in the re
ceipts at the office for three years,
This was due to the establishment
of Bruce, Fern, Inavale and other
offices in the surrounding country,
each of which absorbed some of the
receipts that would otherwise have
fallen to the local postoffice. The
present jump in spite of the exist
ence of the smaller offices - shows
a marked increase in the number
of people Corvallis and vicinity
Notice to Our Patrons
During January. February and March
we will close our store at. seven o'clock.
. - Nolan & Callahan.
Our store will close at 7 p. m.
during January, February and
March, Saturday evenings excepted
- J.-H. Harris. -
- Notice to the Public.
On account of the advance in the
price of blacksmith supplies, we, the
undersigned, blacksmiths of Corvallis,
have been compelled -to raise the "price
afterJan iBt, 1903, to two aoiiars
per horse, new shoes all around, and one
dollar per horse, old shoes . all around.
W. M. Porter, ,
- . Horning Brcs,
- -' j. F. Phillips.
. - Iv. V. Baker.
Yagjiina Bay Celery -Constantly
on hand at Zierolf's.
" Cow for Sale
One fawn colored Jersey milk. cow.
-- - v j itose, .
Every article in our. big store marked down after a most successful year's busi
ness. VI am determined to round up the season with the largest January Sale known
to the mercantile trade. While there will be thirty days of these bargains, we "ask
all to come as early as possible and secure first' choice We name below a few of
the many bargains. - " - -
The Whole Store is Filled with Others Just as Attractive.
$ 50c dress goods at
75c dress goods at
1 00 drees goods at :
T tc A race imndu at- .
i 50 dress goods at v
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all trimmings tre'ineluded in this sale
Ladies Wool Waists
.'I 85c waists at . $ 38c
1 00 waists at . . 75C
2 50 waists at 1 85
-3 00 waists at - - : 2 12
- This line will be closed out regardless
Ladies Slides .
We have 50 pairs of fine shoes. in
broken lines worth $2 50, $3 00
and 3 5o. All go at $2 per pair.
$ 25c garment at 1 J9C
50c garments at . - T . 41c.
75c garments at - , 62c
1 00 garments at 'It. 79
Odds and ends at 50c on the dollar. ,
Soccoreeis at "
75c corsets at
00 corsets at
25 corsets at
50 corsets at : -
. -3roken lines at half price.
Capes & Jackets
5 00 jackets at -
6 50 jackets" at'
10 00 jackets at
12 00 jackets at
15 00 jackets at
I - 6 50 overcoats at $ 500
10 00 overcoats at . 7 95
i2 50 overcoats at . 10 00
18.00 overcoats at , ..- 14 85
All Mackintoshes at cost. :
1 50 boys suits at - - $ 120
2 00 boys suits at , . 1 60
. 3 00 boys suits at ; 2 40
4 00 boys suits at r : - 3 20
5 00 boys suits at - 4 00
" .The Famous Banner Brand.
The Famous Hart Schaffher & Marx
Make. " . .;"
$ 10 00 mens suits at 1
12 50 mens suits at
15 00 mens suits at : y
16 50 mens suits at
18 go mens suits at
Our $ 1 00 hats at
Our 1 5o hats at
Our 2 00 hats at
Our 2 50 hats at
Our 3 00 hats at
Bowht of ns is mntipv aavpH
$ 2 00 trousers r.t 1 6o
2 50 trousers at 2 00
- 3 00 trousers at . v.v - 2 40
t 4 00 trousers at ; 3 2o
5 00 trousers at ' ' , - 4 00
The best prints. Never before have we
. had such nice patterns. v !
$ 50c shirts at - . . $ 41c
100 shirtsat v 85c
2 50 shirts at - 1 25
- See our Special
. Domestic Department "
20 yards calico assorted colors $l.oo
2o yards unbleached muelin $l.oo
See our Special
The public -knows that every statement made in my ads is absolutely correct
ands,vwhen I state that I shall make price concessions, you may rest assured that a
great many bargains will be presented for your consideration. Our usnal terms will
prevail during this sale.
11 I IS IP'S The White House, j
1 U l L 1 U V j Regulator of Low Prices. I
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About Our Great
.. ' ...
Continued Only 30 Days.
Following our annual custom of running a clear
ance sale previous to stock-taking, we have inau
gurated a Red Tag Sale, which means thafany
article in the store marked with a Red Tag will
be sold for cash at a price insuring its removal
from our counters within 30 days. ;
'- We wish to thank our many friends
for their most liberal patronage , during
the past year. . As you have been liber-
? al with us, so will we be liberal with
you and make Red Tag prices, during
our annual shelf cleaning.
Cabot. W, per yard, 7c, Red Tagged, &o
Am. Indigo Blue Calico, 6ic, Red Tagged, 5c
Regular Shirting, 120, Red Tagged 10c
Regular Shirting, 10c, Red Tagged, 8c
Novelty Dress Goods, 16c, Red Tagged 120
-Outing Flannel, 10c, Red Tagged, 80 -
We've entirely too many for this late
in -the season, so' we have given - every"
pair of 'em 30 days notice to get out.
We need the room, you need the pants.
'Let's get'together. -
' Cbe Good Old Summertime
: A pair of Ladies' Felt Juliets worth '
a dollar and fifty for a dollar and twen
, ty, made expressly for this cold weath
er your feet will think it's summer. :
r All wool and a yard wide; all kinds
and plenty of 'em. They won't sell well
in July, that's why they are included in
our Red Tag sale. - . -
It's just like this; if a suit : of clothes
' "will do your boy a little good,- two or
three dollars will do us a" lot of good.
We have every -key's suit in the house
Red Tagged, at prices that will surprise
you. -We would rather, carry the mon
ey over, next season than the suits, and
they won't keep Johnny, or Willie warm
lying on our shelves. The time to buy
is when the'other fellow is anxious to
sell; that is just the frame of mind we
- are in right now. -
All Men's Suits and Ladies' Jackets
are Red Tagged.- In. fact, everything
in the store is - Red Tagged, excepting
Top Round , Tony or District 76
Shoes, Kingsbury Hats, Monarch White
Shirts, and J. & P Coats' Spool Cotton.;;