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A SUMMERLESS YEAR
ICE, PR0ST3 AND SNOW IN ALU
THE STATES ON TBE FOURTH'
OP JULY. i
Summer Months Were Colder ThaD
Wiutjr Vegetation Perished
and the Land Was Deso
lateIt Was in the
Year 181 6 Other
Past days in Benton have been
unusually cold for the month of
May. It has been the subject of
comtrent and complaint, and yet
how much better the conditions
than in that dread year of 1816,
when throughout the United States
the weather refused to 'turn warm
, with summer heat, but on the con
trary turned to a bitter cold with
howling blasts and killing frosts
and a temperature far below the
freeezing point, and so continued
until December. Vegetation of all
kind whs killed, the buds turned
black from blighting frosts, no
corn was grown in the couDtry
save a small amount in the extreme
south, and suffering and des datioi
were every where. An account of
the rigors of that terrible summer
less year is given as follows in the
The "year without a summer"
was .lolb. JLne previous winter was
very cold in Europe, but opened
comparatively mild in our country,
and in no way indicated the se
vere weather that there prevailed.
January, was very mild, so much
so, indeed, that fires rendered
i homes uncomfortably warm; this
was broken, however, in February
for a few days, but the warm con
dition which existed all of that
month gave no indication of : the
coming wintry aspect which suc
ceeded, and which rendered the re
maining months of the year unlike
any summer that had preceded it
'within the memory of the then
March came in with its usual
icy winds, but molerated greatly
taveard the end. April began with
warm and bright sunshine, but ss
the month drew to a close the cold
increased and it ended in ice and
and snow and a very wintry tem
perature. May, which is usuajly
)sked for with its welcome flower:?,
proved a bitter disappointment; the
early buds were soon blackintjcl by
the Irojt, and in om night du ing
the5rst two days of May all vege
tation was made a blackened waste;
the corn was killed and the fields
had to be made ready fur another
planting, but that wa? prevented
by the extreme cold.' Ice formed
to the thickness of an inch through
all the fields. .
June was a month of ice and des
olation, with thermometer sunk
very far below the freezing point,
even in the southern latitude, and
all renewal of planting was aband
oned. Frost, ice and snow were
common throughout the country,
every green tbiog which bad avail
ed itself during the few days of sun
shine to develop perished " in the
frost, and all kinds of fruit were
In Vermont snow fell to the
depth of ten inches during that
month; seven inches in Maine and
tkree inches throughout Massachu
setts and Central New York. --1
July was accompanied by froBtand
; foe, and on the glorious Fourth an
abundance of ice was fonnd in the
streams and pools as far south as
Virginia. That month the Indian
corn; waB entirely destroyed in all
but the southern portion of the
country, and even there but a small
quantity, compared to the usual
Augn&t, which was hoped would
: end the cold weather, soon dispell
ed that hope; it was even more
cheerless than the months which
had preceded it. Ice formed even
thicker than in the preceding
month, and the corn was so badly
frozen that it waff cut for fodder,
and almost every green plant de
stroyed. The news received from
Europe contained thi intelligence
that like conditions existed there
. in many parts.
The papers received from Eng
land stated that the year 1816
would be remembered for a genera
tion as the year in, which there was
bo summer. What little corn rip
ened in the unexposed etatea was
worth almost its weight in gold.
Farmers were compelled to nee (he
eorn grown in 1815 for planting In
. the spring of loll, beed never
cost so much; it was obtained with
great difficulty and at a cost of $5 a
.bushel. The laet montn or sum-
:t met opened bright and warm and
was the mildest of the year, but the
expectation of returning summer
was soon dispelled. '. "
On August loth ice formed eve-
. ly where, and winter clothing, which
had leen laid aside a few days be
fore, was again brought forth to
protecrthe people fttmthS wlBfry
weather, ..- October kept up the rep
utation of its predecessor, as ther
was scarcely a day during the whole
month that r'thef thermometer roe6
higher than 30 "degrees. Novem
ber was extremely cold, but, strange
to say, December wa3 the mildest
and most omfortable month in the
' Of course the cold spell caused
bread stuff to rise to an unheard
of price, and it was impossible to
obtain the ordinary vegetables for
table use, as what were on sale
were required for seed. Flour Bold
in 1817 in the citUsfor $13 per bar
rel, andjthe average price of wheat
in England was 97 shillings per
Albanv. Ore.. May
train on which President Roosevelt
will pass through . Albany next
Thursday morning at 8 o'clock stop
ping just Ions; enough for the Al
bany people to see the distinguish
ed gentleman, consists of five cars
and is deecribed a9 follows:
The car in w i ;h the pres'dmt
travels is at the rear end of the
train. It has a large rear platform
oftn occupied bv Mr. Roosevelt in
the afternoon. Just inside is the
observation parlor, in which the
President receives his guests and
does his work. That parlor on
wheels represents a traveling White
House today. In the next compart
ment is a private dining room, i
while forward of that are several
sleeping rooms. Comp'.etly separ
ated from this section-, at tbe Iroat
of trie car is the private kitchen.
The finishings are most magnif
icent hard woods, and the trim
mings are of brown leather. The
next car is made up entirely of
private compartments given over to
the use of Secretary.Moody, Presi
dent Butler of Columbia and other
notables. It is el gaotly finished
and upholstered in the rarest and
most costly plushes in figures. Iu
the center of the train is a car de
voted to the Eastern press corre
spondents and artists. Each man
has a seat section to himself, as
well as a private sleeping room. The
newspaper room presents a scene ot
strenuous activity at all hours dur
ing the day, the next car is a diner
handsomely furnished, while the
next is a day reading room and bag
gage coach, also used as a smoker.
In this coach are couches and fine
leather covered hunging chairs
and escretoire and a ; buffet. Tne
train is electric lighted throughout.
Baltimore, May 17 Three thous
and people attended a meeting in
tbe Academy of Music this after
noon in b halt ot the anti-Jewisn
outrages in Russia. It was par
ticipated in by many leading citi
zens of the ; stite and c:ty and
several thousand dollars was - sub
scribed. The meeting was" presided over
by Dr. Fabian Franklin, editor of
the Baltimore Evening News, and
among the speakers were ex-Governor
William Pinkney Whyte, ex
Congressman John V. Finlay, May
or Haynes and others. Letters of
sympathy were read from Gover
nor John Walter smith, United
States Senator McComae, Attorney'
General Isador Ray nor and leading
clergymen, all expressing their hor
ror over the massacre at Kishinef
and that the United States should
use its good office to bring an end
Dr. Daniel C. Gilman, ,. president
of the Carnegie Institute, declared
that similar .meetings should be
held in all parts of the United
States, to the end that the public
opinion of this country should com
pel Russia to adopt a numane pol
icy When you want a pleasant phys
ic try Chamberlain's Stomach : and
Liver Tablets. They are easy to
take and pleasant in effect. ,. For
sale by Alien and Woodward,
Notice to Bidders.
, Knfip( is lierebv riven that sealed bids
will be received by me up to one o'clock
Wednesdav. Mav. 20th. iqo3, tor tne
construction of 1830 feet of road near
Mountain View School house in accord
ance with plans and specifications on file
in the County Clerks office. ; Each bid
der is required to deposit with his bid
five per cent of the amount thereof, as by
law required, the County Couit reserv:
ing the right to reject any or all Bias.
: Dated, Corvallis Or. May 11, 1903;
t THOMAS A. JONES, .
We can save you money on your ve
hicles. We buy in car lots direct from
the factory for spot cash. A. Wilhelm
& Sons, Monroe.
A well bred driving mare, harness and
buggy, , Will sell all or . any. En
quire at this office. ;
END OF -ANNUAL SESSION OF
THE TEACHERS INSTITUTE.
The Attendance was Good, and the
, Institute Highly Successful
The teachers passed Reso
lutions Other News.
The annual teachers institute
closed its work last Wednesday af
ternoon. Part of its proceedings
appeared in Wednesdays Times.
This included the work during the
morning of May 19. In the after
noon the following subjects were
19. Theitaken UP: Language, superinten
dent J. Jti. Ackerman, orthoepy,
Prof. Mulkey, history, Prof. Mul
key, Nature study, Prof. Sheldon.
The session in the evening was held
in the chapel of College of Philo
math. The room was filled to over
flowing and many could not obtain
entrance. Miss Sophia Wolf a
graduate of Emerson School of ora
tory gave a recital. This was of
highest character. Prof. Ackerman,
lectured 011 "The Rural School
Problem " He emphasized the ne
cessity oi consolidating districts in
order to insure the best work. He
interpreted the law so as to per
mit adjoining districts to unite the
higher grades, the lower grade still
being taught in the home districts.
This would not destroy the original
district but simply . permit those in
higer grades to obtain better privi
leges. Wednesday the following
subjects were taken up: Language,
Prof. Ackerman, Nature Study
Prof. Sheldon, Civics, Prof Sheldon
Spelling, Prof. Ackerman.
On the conclusion of the program
a vote of thanks was extended to
Professors Mulkey, Sheldon, Ack
erman and Superintendent Denman
for their efforts in making the in
stitute a success Also a vote of
thanks was extended to the citizens
of Philomath for their kindness and
hospitality.- The session was shor
tened so as to permit all teachers
west of Philomath to return to their
schools. This was one of the he'st
and most profitable institutes held
m our county. The attendance
was very regular only a few absen
ces occuring during the en tire ses-
sion.The teachers spoke in a flatter
ing manner of the work of the in
Eiwln Rjse has been confined to
his room for several days with a
severe attack of bronchitis.
At actual cost, one new Osborn Binder
and one new Osborn mower. Terms,
half cash, balance one year's time. En
quire at Times office.
To Bent, '
A new 7 room house with 2 3-4 acres of
ground, on College Hill. A desirable
location. Apply to J. J. Cady at College
May 8th, between J. F. Porter's farm
and 1023 9th street, a gold Masonic em
blem watch charm, Finder please leave
same at this office;
New ruga, small, medium and large,
in Roxbury, Axminster and - Moquette;
all wool art squares; also tapestrys, ..vel
ours and corduroys for coverings just ar
rived. Nolan & Callahan. ,l :
"I was troubled with stom
ach trouble. Thedford's Black
Draught did me more good
in one week than all the doc
tor's medicine I took in a
year." MRS. SABAH B.
SHIRFIELD, EUettaviUe, Ind.
Thedford's Black Draught
quickly invigorates the ac
tion -of the stomach and
, cures even chronic cases of
indigestion. II you will
v take a small dose of Thed
ford's Black Draught occa-'
j i. sionally you will keep your .
stomach and liver in per
fect condition. . , ,
More sickness is caused by -constipation
than by any
other disease. Thedford's -Black-Draught
not only re- '
lieves constipation but cures .
diarrhoea and dysentery and ;
keeper the bowels regular.
U druggists sen 1
. 25-cent packages. - '
Draught is the best medi- .
cine to regulate the bowels
. I have ever used." MRS.
A. M. GRANT, Sneads
Ferry, N. C.
; MODERN SURGERY.
'Everything; Depend Upon the Clean
', Uneit atid Exelilreaeii ot
. the Operation. r '
Your modem surg-eom "of note is a
"s-terile" mian. The operating room, alJ
most hermetically sealed and ata-temperature
of lOOdegrees or thereabouts,
is purified daily by means of a hose
throwing a solution of bichloride of
mercury over ceiling, walls and floors'.
The surgeon arrives in. an, anteroom in
his civilian's garb. He is required to
be clean shaven, like a monk, says the
New York Press. His clothes axe re
moved. Two attendan t s in the steriliz
ing room hand bin a white duck gown
reaching from collar to heel, and a cowl
of the same material, which covers
tightly every part of his head except
eyes, nose and mouth. The sleeves of
the gown reach to his elbow. He in
cases his hands in the thinnest, finest
sterilized rubber gloves. These gar
ments are handed to him in sterilized
tongs. There has been no human con?
tact. Thus equipped, he is prepared to
saw and slice. .
INVENTOR OF THE BATON.
Bow It Caused the. Death of the Mai
. ,Who First Introduced the Band
The inventor of the baton has been
discovered. According to the investigations-
of a Frenchman the credit be
longs to Lully, the composer, who
eventually had cause to regret his in
vention. , Before he adopted the baton, con
ductors were in the habit of pounding
on the floor with their feet or clapping
their hands to mark the time. Lully
found it" wearisome to keep his foot
constantly in motion, and so used a
stick to strike the floor and beat time.
He used a pole six feet long.-
. One day he brought down the pole
with such force that it struck his foot
and made a deep wound. He paid no
attention to the matter. The wound
grew worse and ultimately caused his
After his time conductors . tried
more and more to improve the baton
and it was ultimately brought to its
Best that Brows
Is none too Good,
When you are
It is our good fortune to hold
the sole agency for -
fiigb Grade Coffees
We have all the grades from 25c
per pound to the highest priced
Coffee eold by this celebrated
r firm. .,.:.
Give us a Crial Order
" For one of their coffees, and you
will use it exclusively. , .
P. m. Zicrolf.
Department of the Interior, .
United States Land Office,
Oregon City, Oregon, May i3, 1903.
a sufficient contest affidavit having been filed
In this office April 19, 1903, and amended Aug. 5,
1'jOi, by Kueben F. Patty, contestant, against
Homestead entry No, 11800, made Feb, 26, 1896,
forS SEJ4 and S SWX"8eotlon 26, Township
)0 S, Kange 6 W, bv Michael McGratu, Conteatee,
iu which It Is alleged that contestant is well
acquainted with said tract of land and "knows
the present condi tlons ol toe gamer-, also that
aid en try men died about tour years ago- and
that since said time no one has cared for, or
cultivated or Improved said claim In any man
ner whatever. That there are no heirs ot said
entryman to . the knowledge1 of this affiant,
other than Annie Enrljht, residing at Newark,
New Jersey, and Worry Bnrignt, residing la
Corofln, Ireland, and none have cared tor or
cultivated or Improved said claim In any man
ner or at all and that said claim has been whol
ly abandoned for the past tour years by the en
tryman and those claiming - under : him,' aud
that said alleged absence from the : said land
was not due to his employment or the employ
ment of any of the heirs in the Army,'
Navy, or marine Corps . of the United
States as a pilvate soldier, officer, seaman
or marine, during the war with Spain, or
durine any other war In which the United States
may be engaged" i The heirs and legal re pre-:
resentatlves of said Michael McOrath deceased,
said parties are hereby notified to appear re
spond or ofterevidence touching said allegation
at 10 o'olock a m on June 2, 1903, before tbe
Kegister and .Receiver at the .United States . Land
Office In Oregon City, Oregon. :r
The said contestant having, in a proper affida
vit, filed May 4, 1903, set forth lacls which show
that after due diligence personal service ol this
notlco cannot be made, it Is hereby ordered and
directed that such notice be given by due and
Amkrnos S. Dresseb, Register
Geo, W, BibeE, Receiver,
E. R. Bryson,
E. E. WILSON,
; A TTORNEY AT LA W.
' NOTARY PUBLIC.
Office In Zierolf Building, Corvallis. Or.
iv. T. Rowley, M. D.
(HOAMEPATHIC) - ' .
Physician, Surgeon, 0 ecu list
' :, ..... Corvallis, Oregon. , i
ObficS Rooms i and 2, Bank Building.
Residence On Third street, between
; Monroe and Jackson.- Res., telephone
' number 6n, office 481.1 , , .
Office Hours 10 to 12 a m, 2 to 4 P ni.
We can unhesitatingly
say that our stock of
Exceeds even ovrr best of for
mer seasons. Each siit has
an individuality distinctly its
own, equaled only by the tai
lor's sort and at about half his
price." In , CUT and MAKE,
as well as FIT', we have ' no
rivals, while patterns are the
peer of any. The rapid sell
ing of the past week convinces
us that our stock must be
right. Our Prices are Always
right. May we not have the
pleasure of a call from you
this week? It may prove to
our mutual advantage.
$7.50 10 $20
At the store of
Have purchased the Studio of Mr. Philips, on Main
' Street, and will be pleased to show samples of 1
work and quote prices to all.
Taney Portraiture and Genre Work a Specialty.
1- Also Developing and Finishing for the Trade'. ' -
If You are Having
;r - - -1
Or if you are having trouble - with your
Ll OVCllUg UMviaUD Wivuwuv guvvvwui uvuaw wwwfww -j 0 - a -- -----
and by one who will always be On hand to make good hig guarantee. ' 1
E. W. S. PRATT
The Jeweler and Optician.
And everything" needed in the
harvest field i 'at ;
S. C. Kline's.
Notice, for Publication.
Tlmljertiand, Act June 3, 1878. ' :
United States Lind Office, Roaeburg, Oregon
March 12th, 1903.
Notice Is hereby given that In compliance with
the provisions of tbe act of ceugrass o' June S,
1878. entitled "An act for tbe sale ot timber lands
In the states ot California, Oregon, Nevada and
Washington Territory," as extended to all the
Public Land states by aet at August 1, 1892, t
. William Brazelton
of Toledo, county of Lincoln, state of Oregon,
has this dav filed la this office his sworn state
ment No 4S87 for the purchase of the Hiot
being lot 48EKSW Ji of Sec No 30 in Township No
11 BKange No6 West, and will offer proof to show
that the land sought Is more valuable tor Its
timber or stone than for agricultural purposes
and to establish his claim to said land before
Victor P- Moses, Clerk of Benton County, Ore
gon, at Corvallis, Oregon, on Friday, the 19th
dav of June, 1903 . : . i...
He names as witnesses:
Jobs W Hyde ot Philomath, Oregon.
A LClark of Alsea, Oregon.
: A D Perkins ot Toledo, Oregon, -
Charles Kreger, : .
Any and all persons claiming adversely the
above described lands are requested to file
their claims in this office on or before said 19th
day of June, 1903.. .
J, T. Bridges
Nat Butter '
Is a very popular substitute lor fats
and oils. At Zlerolfa. ;. ,
t T -"-
Uo 0?o !$2v&y,
Trouble with your Eyes
. 1 - - v ' f . i f . '
glasses, and have tried all the so-called
irAt ft fit that's fm&ranteed
Notice ot Final Settlement 1 ' '
- In the matter ot the Estate of T P Waggoner,
Notice is hereby given that I, M V Waits,
is administrator ot the estate ot T V Waggoner
aeceased. have filed my final account as such
administrator with the Olerit of the .County
Court of Benton county. State of Oregon, and
the said court has fixed Saturday the 9th day
ot Hay 1903. at the hour of 10 :o clock In the
forernoou of snld day as the time, and the
connty court room In the court house in Cor
vallia, Oregon, as the place for hearing any and
all objections to the said final account and tor
settlement thereof. '
s Dated this April 11, 1903. ; . . . '
. MM. Walt.
Administratrix of the estate of T P Waggoner
deceased. . . . . '
Notice for Bids.
Notice Is hereby given that the countv court
Of Benton county, Oregon, will receive sealed
bids, for the delivery of 1200 cubic yards of grav
el on tbe Corvallis Philomath wagon road. Such
gravel to be delivered on said road by July 15,
1903, and as per tbe plans and specifications for
the improvement of said road, now on tile, with
the countv surveyor. Bids to be opened May
21, 1903.,,. The county court reserving the right
to reject any and all bids. ., , t , j
Dated May 8, 1903. . ' ' 1
. ,. , , : VICTOR P MOSES '
' -. 4 County Cleric..
Administrator's Notice to Creditors.
Notice Is hereby given, that the undersigned
has been appointed administrator of the estate
of Klnman Vanderpool, deceased, and all per
eons navlng claims against said estate are here
by required to present the same duly verified
as bv law required to me at Wells, Oregon,- or
at the office of Yates & Yates, Corvallis, Oregon
within six mouths from this date.
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this 7th day of
February, AD, 1903, . , , , ,
Viboil A. Caster. -
Administrator of the estate of Kinman Van
Notice of Final Settlement. '
In the Matter of the Estate of Eliza- ,
beth Elliott, deceased, - :
Notice is hereby given that I, Ernest
Elliott, ae administrator of the estate of
Elizabeth Elliott, deceased, have filed
my final account as auch .administrator
with the Clerlc-of the- County Courts, of
BenUn county, State of Gregon.-and the
said court has fixed Saturday the 9th .
day of May, 1903, at the hour of it :
o'clock in the forenoon of said day as the
time, and the county court roomin the
court house at Corvallis. Oregon, as the
place for hearing any and all objections ,
to the said accouut, and for settlement
thereof. : ' , 1 1 '
' Ernest Elliott,
' Administrator of the estate ' of Eliza
beth Elliott, deceased; .