LOCAL LOBE. (Advertisements in this column charged, for St the rate 01 id cenw per uue. For first class cabinet work and upholstering go to W W. Holgate W. H. McMabon 'of Corvallis -was registered at the Perkins in Portland Monday.' Mr. Bodgers, organizing officer ol the Woodmen of the World, and who figured in the late demonstration of the order, in Corvallis. was In town Monday. .The city jail bad another occu pant over, SuDday. It was John Vine yard who was arrested late Saturday night on a charge of disorderly con duct. Monday morning he had a hearinsr in the police court and was fined 825, which amount he paid, Miss Gladys Moore entertained a number of friends at her home Sat urday evening. Progressive Whist was the amusempnt, Eufus-Cate winning first honors. About twenty were present. W. D. Donahue, of Texas, baa ar rived, in Benton with a view to lo cating. He has disposed of his in terests in Texas. Many people in that section, Mr Donahue eays have their eyes on Webfoot. OAO basket ball men won a de cisive victory Saturday night over the McMinnvitle College . team. The score was thirty to four. On account of the stormy character of the even ing and other attractions, the attend ance was so small that the manage ment lost about 810 on the game. Mrs. John Elckard of the vicinity of Corvallis, la a cousin of the late Sheriff Withers of Lane county. Her father was Peter Withers who resided in Corvallis until 1872, when be went to Southeastern Oregon to reside. His brother was Jack Withers, father of the dead sheriff. W. A. Wells has sold to Mr. Hattle Waltan of Philomath, lots five, six, seven and eight In block five in Job's addition, consideration, $110. The purchaser is to build a dwelling house on the premises in the spring Dick Klger is having a new wind mill erected on his farm north of town - Thp tank is to be six feet deep and eight feet in diameter Sheasgreen & Buxton are doing the woodwork on the tank and Horning Bros, are mak ing the hoops out of round Iron 25 feet long. -M. Ek on Monday, announced to the Time i the arrival of a new ice man in town. He came on the 3rd. It was supposed on first thought that Mr Ek was to have opposition in the ice industry, but it" proved otherwise. ' The new arrival is to be a partner or - at least he is to share' 'the' profits of the' enterprise already here. Eev. Frank f. Adam9 of Walla Walla, occupied the pulpit morning and evening at ' the Congregational church Sunday. He is to occupy the same pulpit next Sunday, and in ad dition will hold service at 3 p. m. the . same day at Plymouth. The local church is endeavorrng to arrange for a permanent pastor, and if matters develop satisfactoorialy, Eev. Adams 'may fake the place. . The Shiiley Company concluded a week's engagement at the Opera House with "Blue Grass of Old Ken tucky," Saturday night. The per formance is regarded by many as the most acceptable of the week- The audience was the largest, the receipts at the box office belog $117, When; ever they return to Corvallis,"" Mlfl Shiiley and her company are sure to play to a good business. It if about four years ago that another Oregon sheriff lost ,his life at the bands of a criminal. Some body burglarized the summer cottage of 8enator Fulton, and the latter ,the sheriff of Clatsop county, a constable and. another man undertook a search of the shanty of a suspect. The lat ter appeared with his Winchester, and while the other three members of the posse were making a search of the shanty, the suspect on the out Bide shot the "sheriff down - in bis tracks. A battle ensued in which the suspect was floa'ly killed, Senator Fulton firing the fatal shot. Shortly afterward, on tne floor of the Oregon . senate, Senator Fulton made a plea, against reduction of salaries of sher iffs, eaying that he knew from exper ience that their duties were hazard ous and they earned all the emolu ments they received. A. Eyle arrived from the East Friday. He has been absent since December I4th, and visited relatives . in Minnesota, Iowa and : Nebraska. On Ckristmas1 In Minneapolis he had dinner with tour brothers. A fifth brother was in Canada, and could not be present. The first day 'of the new year found him at dinner with his AfarAr nnrl ooarl mnf.hnr af Ttaa XTMnoa Iowa. Although harveet in Oregon is sometimes interfered with by : the weather to some extent, Mr- Eyle felt rather proud of his adapted state in this respect often noting the fact that at the time of his visit not more than half the threshing had been done In Iowa, and tbat in Nebraska and l.,h T i n piubuoiu iuns umy tx email puiliuu of the corn had been shocked. The delay, he states, was occasioned by unfavorable weather conditions. A hundred miles west of the summit of the Eooky mountains on - the North ern Pacific line, while coming home, Mr Eyle experienced something of a cold snap. The thermometer reg istered 38 degrees below zero, and be had considerable difficulty In prevent ing his webs from freezing and crack-lag. A quarteily examination of teach ers, conducted by Superintendent Denman, begins at the court house to day. Miss Edna Groves has resigned har nnnltinn nn tfmphnr of t.hn BAiool In King's "Valley, and expects tor leave in two weeKs to accept a similar post tlon at Sbaniko, Eastern Oregon. V. A. Carter, .as administrator, has filed bis inventory In the estate of Einman Vanderpool. The estate com prises real property, and is valued at After an absence of 18 months in fdabo, John Buchanan arrived in Benton Monday. Whether or not he will remain in this section, has not been determined. The probate court has confirmed the sale by M M Waltz, administrator of the real property in the estate of T P. Waggoner. The purchaser is J. O. Bay ley, and the consideration, $4,169. The sale was consummated January 21st. Mr. Norwood of the Bruce-Monroe mail route was a former neighbor of Assassin Lyons, who murdered Sher iff Withers. He says Lyons has al ways been a cold-blooded, brutal -man, with nothing to recommend him. He saw Lyons on one occasion become en raged at a horse and subject it to in human torture.- Lyons tted the poor brute securely, and set fire to a quan tity of bay placed -under its body. Enveloped in the blazing bay, the tor tured animal presented a terrible spec tacle. If the natural order of things is followed, Assassin Lyons will have but a brief time to spend in the Lane county jail. The circuit court for Lane county, the court . Sheriff Withers so often attended, con. venes In Eugene the first Mon day In March, when Lyons will be called to answer for his murderous shot. The trial will be before Judge James Hamilton, and that means much for justice. y For a time it was expected tbat the assassin of Sheriff Withers was making his way into Benton county. Sheriff Burnett received telephonic notice to that effect, and left Cor vallis at three o'clock Saturday after noon for the south end of the county. He spent the rest of the day and all of Sunday in that vicinity without se curing trace of the fugitive. Subse quent information proved that the course of the assassin was a consid erable distance south of the Benton county Hnei The steamer Elmore ran on a scag in the Yamhill river Saturday and was disabled to such an extent that she sunk. Monday, the Ruth went to her assistance with the ap paratus necessary tor her rescue. On this aVscount the-Bnti sHdnaot"karriye In Corvallis as usual Monday night. The E'more Is an O B & N boat, and was the steamer which ' ran on the Portland Corvallis route during the time the Eutn was undergoing re pairs from her misfortune near Fisch er s mills last season. 1 JNew deeds Hied for record are, Eothcbild Brothers to William Mittel sfadt, 38 acres near Philomath, $525. James Hayes and wife to Belle Phil ips, oneJot In Avery's second addi tion, $1. Byrop D. Arnold and wife to W. A. Schmidt, one lot in Wilkins addition. $2o. Burt Hugglns to Clara Huggins, 10 acres near monroe. $125. O. & C. E. B. to Lavina A. Chllds, 40 acres In Alsea, $119. United State?, to J. H. Eycraft, patent to 12u acres in Alsea. J, Buckingham and wire to Woodmen of tha World, one acre near Pasty, $150, ""jf ' - The road supervisors of the coun ty are- all summoned to meet with the county court at the March term, to formulate some plans for road im provement throughout the county this season. The meeting is to occur at the court house March 5th at 1 p. m. All the supervisors are .requested to be present. The court allows them pay for -their attendance. At the meeting there will be a general dis cussion of the road situation and an interchange of ideas with reference to methods to be employed in the expend iture of the road taxes for which large levies have been made. It Is proposed i as rar as possioie to mase tne im provement uniform and permanent, and to secure this; Is the purpose cf the meeting. - The following with reference to the illness of Eepresentative Hayden, is taken from Monday's Oregonian; Eepresentative Hayden, cf Benton county, is at tha Salem hospital and will probably have a run of typhoid fever. He will not be in attendance upon the legislature during the re mainder of the session. A number of the members of the legislature have been ill : since coming to Salem and the general opinion Is that their ill ness is due to the quality ot water sup plied tor drinking purposes. ' Several of the members, upon the advice of . ... . - . . . - their physicians, have abstained from drinking the river Water unless it has first been boiled. Mineral water has a stood sale during the session of the legislature. Salem's water supply ie taken from the iiver just above the business part of town, and there has always been a great difference of opin ion as to Its purity. ; Men who come from Portland and Astoria, where the water Is known to be pure, agree that the water here is not fit to drink. I Be it Known.- 1 -That I will pay no debts contracted, except' contracted by myself or on my order aftar this date. February 6, 1903. .. -v ' . H. Sargent MAUD HOFFMAN Goes Next to England With WiUard ' She is a Social Favorite In the Big Cities. Jaud Hoffman, the Corvallis actress, has just completed a week's engagement with. Richard Mans field in Boston. She is described by those who have seen her in pri vate, as a most fascinating and in teresting woman-. She is very handsome, has a splendid complex ion, magnificent eyes, beautiful hair and superb figure. She is not stagy, but is perfectly frank, simple in manner, yet dignified. She re members Corvallis and Corvallis ites wonderfully well, and inquires m detail about all her old friends, Next year she is going with Willard again to London. She will not return to America for sev eral years, as Willard does not ex pect to play in America again for time time. Miss Hoffman has always been well received in London, and is delighted with the prospect of returning there. She indicated her preference in these words: "Of course, I am very fond of my own America, but I - love England." Miss Hoffman has visions of starring:, and then, and not until then, will she play in the West, All the while she is studying French, fencing: and music, both vocal and instrumental. In Boston, she has had many social attentions. . It was there she studied and made her debut She lived, during her recent en gagement, at the Touraine, the swellest hotel in the city. An ex cerpt from the Boston Herald thus refers to her social standing: "Miss Maud Hoffman and Miss Ham mond, a young English girl," who have been playing Caphurnia and Portia, respectively, m Mr Mans field's production of Julius Caesar, which ended its brilliant Boston fortnight last evening, have been quite the lions of the week socially, A luncheon was given for them on Wednesday by Miss Adele Thayer at her home on Commonwealth Avenue. That afternoon Mrs. Arthur Beebe gave a reception for them, and Mrs Andrew Robeson has entertained them. Miss Hoff man brought letters from New York to Mrs Gardner, among oth ers. Both the young ladies are ex ceedinelv handsome, as well as clever, and have made a delightful impression everywhere. 1 heMxs TaclcjJjardnerl-refredLJiCi-W to m the cupping is described as the wealthiest, swellest and proudest woman m all Boston. She has a home that is a palace, and in ad ditioui has another called, "Mrs Gardner's Venetian Palace in The Fens. The latter " is filled with rare paintings, sculpture and various other rare and costly works 6f art. She is a leader of society, and is much courted. Mrs Hoffman, mother of Maud, lives in Washington, but is likely to accompany her daughter to Lon don next summer. , TO INSPECT THEM Two More Proposed Free Rural Deliv ery Routes for Corvallis.. There is to be an " inspection of two free rural delivery routes that it is proposed to establish at Cor vallis. The examination is to be made by E. C, Clement, special agent and inspector, and is to oc cur Thursday and Friday. Fri day evening, in the event that the routes are approved, there is to be an examination at the Corvallis postoffice of applicants for carrier on each route. The examination of carriers will take place at eight O'clock p. m-' : ' Of the routes, one is to leave Corvallis and proceed westward along the Philomath road via Ply mouth church to the Hughes cor ner, thence back to Fern- and around via Wilkinson's and Rick- ard's to Inavale, thence back to the Hughes' corner, and thence via McBee's to the state road via J. O. Wilson's and northward to Cor vallis. , ' The other route crosses the ferry at CorvalH s and goes to , Frank Francisco's, thence to Caldwell's and thence westward via the Radir farm to Corvallis. Then it leaves Corvallis again and goes via the Card well hill road to- the P. A. Kline school house, then east past Odd Fellow's cemetery to Sol King's and back to Corvallis. . The first route serves 600 or 700 people and the distance is 25, miles The length 01 the latter route is 24 miles and the service . accommodat es 500 persons. If the routes are approved, several months will elapse before either is put in : op eration. V For Sale. Choice clover seed, in any quan tity at 12 cents per pound. Corvallis Flouring Mills. ' TO ORATE. Local Try-out for Representative of j. State Oratorical Contest. ( Next Friday' night in the college Armory, occurs the local tryout tor selection of an orator to repre sent O. A. C. in the state inter-collegiate . oratorical contest to take place in Eugene in March. For the honor, there are eight contestants. All have completed their orations, and the papers have been' submit ted to judges for markings as to rhetorical excellence, subject matter, treatment and originality. All the judges reside outside of Corvallis, and their identity is not known. Their findings will be compared with the findings of judges on de livery Friday night, and from the totals the standings of the- various contestants will be determined. ' All the local contestants are train ing for the coming event. The ex ercises will begin at the armory at eight o'clock,1 and a big crowd is ex pected. Excitement ran high at a similar try-out last year, and it is expected that the scenes of that oc casion will be repeated. The ora tors, the society each represents, and their subjects are as follows:, H C- Darby, Philadelphian society, "Our Country's Mission;" Guy Moore, Jeffersonian," "Oliver Crom well" Miss Eftie Michael, Feronian, "The Unsolved Problem;" John Witjy. Amicitian, "The Making of an American; Juamta Rosendorf, Sorosis, "Gladstone," Pierian, Elsie Canfield "Stephen'A. Doug las;" John Withycombe, , student body, ,, Oliver Cromwell; C C Gate, Zetagatheans, "Our Missions in Chinaf" i City Stables. Notice is hereby given that we . have opened up the City Stables in Corvallis and that we are well preparep to accom modate the livery trade here in a first- class manner. Good attention will be I given to the care of transient stock and regular boarders. A share of the patron ace is solicited, , ' . Winegar & Hodgos. . T W McGowan, Jr, established 1867 commission merchant, - hops, and general merchandise, 36 & 38 Whitehall street, NewYori. Liberal advance made on all consignments, Highest market prices obtained and quick returns. Ref ferences: R G Dunn's Mercantile Agency, New York; Bradstreets Mer cantile Agency, New York: Bank of America, New York, m is si CHOICE Wool Dress Goods, Outing Flannels, Fancy 1 Stripe Flannelettes, Calicos, Odd Sizes in Underwear, Corsets, Etc. Bring Eggs and Butter as well as the cash; Ittiller Pays Biabest Prices for Produce, We are assured that this spring will be an Alpaca season, and we have bought a complete line of these goods. A few choice ones have already arrived, in colors and black, which we have marked at a 'very low J figure. We have received one . shipment of wash goods including A. F. C, Ginghams, Chambray and Mercerized Linens. What One Dollar in Cash will Buy this Week In Our Grocery. Department, "Twenty Pounds D. G. Sugar... $ Nine Pounds Lion Coffee.......... Nine Pounds Golden Sun t Coffee.. Twenty-Five Pounds Prunes....;... Fifteen Pounds No. 1 Rice. T.wo Bushels Potatoes...:..... Five 3-Pound Cans Padlock-Pchs. F miller, Corvallis, FEBRUARY Inventory Sale. Daring our Big January CJearanceSale we accumulated a great many Odds and Ends from each Department of ; our big store, which we have decided to close out at Extra Soecial Prices. . This Invenrory Sale will Last Ten Day& and no Longer, These are only a few of the many bargains you will find on our counters. Remember, for 10 days only. At KLINE'S, The White House, Regulator of Low Prices. Abstract of Title Conveyancing 3osepb Wilson j&ttorney-At-Law Practice in all the courts. Notary Public Office in Burnett Brick. - ' . - S mm --n..ii" REMNANTfSfi Oar January Red Tag Sale was a grand succes. Oar cus tomers were well pleased with the bargains procured, and we now have remaining a few Choice Remnants in 1 OQ l-oo $ix 3-Pound Cans Palo Alto Pchs.l Nine 3-Lb. Cans Stand. Tomatoes Nine 2-Lb. Cans Standard Corn. .. Fifteen 3-Lb. Cans Tomatoes.: Eleven 3 Lb. Cans Astd Pie Fruit Five 2-LK Cans Sliced Pineapple And Other Big Bargains, Each.... 1 oo oo oo po bo Cb:s Includes Ladies' Waists, Ladies' Misses' and Children's Capes & Jackets, Boys' x-jriece cures, j-itiuies and Gents' Underwear, Laces and Trimmings, Ladies' Shoes, wool Dress F Goods, Valises, Men & Boys' Mckntsh es, Children'sDresses, Misses' Mackintoshes, Silk Waist Patterns, Ribbons, Etc. J. P. Huffman Architect Office MB In Zierolt Corva Building. .'Houra m as oo 00, , oo oo Oregon.