V LOCAL LORE. ( Advertisements In this column charged; 'or at the rate of IS cents per line. . Born recently, to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Foster, a son,' " Regular meeting of the Coffee Club Monday afternoon at 1 -.30. George Cathev arrived Thilrsday and is spending the holidays at his home. Mrs Burnett has arrived from Albany and a guest at the GrefCoz home. Smith Mann arrived Wednesday to spend the holiday vacation with his parents. Eugene Guard Bev. T. S. Han eaker of Corvallis, is visiting his par ents in this city. ' Mrs. Sarah Moore has issued cards for an "At Home," Wednesday at-errjoan. December thirtieth. Mrs. A- C. Barclay and children arrived" Wednesday from Portland and are guests of Mrs. Sarah Moore. There wll be services at the Catholic church tomorrow. Mass will be an hour later than usua'. Ev ening services at 7:30 p. m. The reeular services will be held at the M. E. church South, tomorrow miming and evening. League at 6-45 p. m. and Sunday school at 10 a, m. Dr. and Mis. F, E. Smith and eon. arrived from Salem Thursday, and are guests at the home of Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Gilbert. Alfred Sehummel. whose father was recently burled, is here from Tu lare, Calif., to look after the condition of his relative's estate. It is probable that the widowed mother will go to California to reside. ; The First Spiritual Union pi Cor vallis will hold services tomorrow lo Barrett Lyceum. Diors open at 2-30 Service at 3 p. m. A cordial invita tion is extended to all. 'Phillip Fowler is the name of a new arrival who has come to Corval lis with hi-i family to reside. Mr. Fowler is a first class blacksmith, an1 has accepted & position at J. T. Phillips' well known establishment. Eugene Register Contractor W. L. Heokart and wife were passenger on today's train going to Bruce, Bod ton county, on a Christmas visit. He will return after the holidays while M-8. Heckart will stay for several weeks. Toree sheep, killed by a ; nairt. were found deal on the ra. -.; ot h Thomas Taylor, Id Lobster the uth- i er day. SSapp Brothers of the vi- ' cinity heard of the incident,' and the ' following day put bounds on the 1 tracK oi tna animal. . wuom nuuti time a cougnr was treed, and a bullet - from the rifle of Clarence Sapp killed ' him, The carcass measured nine i feet from tip to tip. i: Fifty head of stock sheep are ... said to have.cbaoged hands this week : ' at a dollar per head. P. A. KUue was the purchaser. The ruling price ot stock sheep however, is 81.25 to $2. The price will undoubtedly get better -' as the winter advances. The high j price ot feed and the over supply ,ot sheep is the chief cause ef'v the decliae In values. Good beef is now quoted at three and a quarter, which is : a slightly bettpr price than recently ruled. A well known dealer freely predicts that beef will be three aud a .- quarter or better in the spring. Work Is progressing on the new cement building that Bert Thompson is erecting on Main street. The walls . have been completed above the first story, and are gradually neariog the top of the second. ' A layer ot cement la laid on the wall on one side of the building, and while it Is hardening. , a.elmllar addition is made to the wall on the other side. It is ex pected now that the building will be ready for occupancy about March " lsr The lower fl3or is to be occu- - pied by the furniture and music es- ' tablishment of O. J. Blackledge. The lower floor la 70 by 25 feet and the V. UIJUtH U JUL IS UU U V to. 1 a i. efl-k. ner .. , -Business Is rushing at the express Office n jw. The arrival and depart ure of Christmas packages makes a vouriie of business that the force .avalable la only able to handle with extreme difficulty. Oa the railroad the Christmas business is so great " - in amount that messengers are buried under it. Such a crush is expected .alwavs as holidays apbroacb, but ' thfs year is a record breaker. Incid entally; too, the volume ot business at the local office shows an increase durlngthe past year to the amount of $150 to $200 per month, The fact lnvicates a healthy growth of popula - tlon in the district tributary to the r- firoe. - That is to say, there are more people' to send and receive packages. At correspondent writing from Philomath, says: The department of elocution at tne College of Philomath gave a recital .Tuesday night that i from start to finish delighted the audience which packed Keezel chapel . t.n iivnr flovinor- Prof. M. (Innd. nough's rendition of Valse Brillante by Schulhoff, Rondo Caprlccloso by Manrta aonnn D n f va aa Krf llanrn Yxr ' i Mo6zkowekl was a .brilliant exhibi tion of technical skill. He possesses marvelous powers of interpreta'lon. '. Miss Mabel Oronlse delighted the au- : dieoce ln"two chasming selections. Miss Cronlse8 style is entirely free from the affectation that bo frequent ly characterizes the performance of f r tvaf nAft ainerara TTor vnnnl norfnrm- ahces show her tutorage to have been strictly classical. Mrs. M. Jacobs entertained the social Whist Club last Saturday. Little Gertie Sechler Is seriously 111 at the Sechler home with pneumonia. Mrs. Martha Burnett spendiDg Christmas with her sonBruce, atjj'alls City. , A new walk will soon be in service between Mrs. Mason's and the Maon Furnitnre store. Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Hall are spend ing Christmas at the. home of their son, Hat ley Hall, near Corvallis. Workmen are laying a two inch main through the. alley in the rear of the Fisher and S. L. Kline brick on Main street. Mrs. Ellsworth Irwin went to North Yamhill Wednesday to spend Christmas with her mother and other members of the family. ( Theodore Barnbart is paintirig a sign one and a half by sixteen feet for a new bank at Condon. It is to be shipped there in a few days. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Benrao,' of ElleDsberg, Wash., is in Corvallii on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Will Horning. The ladies named are -sisters. Representative Hayden arrived Thursday from attendance on the ex tra ppspion at Salem, and is to leave Saturday for hi3 home in Alaea. Many ot Otto F. L. Hers'sfriends eported fine Havanas Wednes day at the former's expense, all be cause there U a new baby girl at bis home. Walker, the O. A. C. Center, win bas been employed during the holiday vacation at Harris's tore, left Thurs dav for Portland to spend the ' holi days with bis parents. Mrs. Fred Adlerd arrived Wed nesday night from near Condon. She is a sister ot Mrs. W. A. Buchanan, and came to be at the bedelde ot (be latter, who is seriouely ill. -Mrs, Martha Burnett, Mrs M. A. Canan and possibly the elder Mrs. Pernot, expect to leave for California Monday. Mrs. Huston and Helen will probably be members of the party. Chester Avery arrived Thursday from Southeastern Oregon, and will remain in Benton during the wlntr He still has a band of cattle in Lake county, but they have been placed in the hands of other parties for feeding purposes end will not require Mr. Avery's attention this winfr. Iovi'-aMonB are out for the New Year's reception to be given by the Ladies CoftVe Club. ' The fuuotion tr inspires at Firemen's Hall from 2:30 to six. New Year's a'ternoon, and as on all former occasions of the kind, is certain to be very popular and suc cessful. The Invitation la general. Miss Anna Thompson was hastily summoned to Portland Wednesdny on account of an acci lent to her sister, Mrs. Joseph Ebner. formrly or Oor vallis. A news Item ia Wednesday's Oregon! u relates , that Mrs. Eboer was accidentally caught between two :eet cars, and was badly shaken up. Her leg" u lies are not serious. . Ben Elcin has resigned his posi tion a3 mail carrier on R. F. D. Rout's number 2 The resignation is to take f ff-ct as soon as bis successor can be qualified. O. B. OoDnnr has been Darned for the plaee, and has. given bond. As soon as the -bond ia ap proved, Mr. Connor wi'l go, on the route. The chaoge will probably be made ia a few days. The three-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs..Henry Norton was buri ed in Masonic cemetery yesterday af ternoon. The family arrived Tuesday from Raoier.'and were guewts at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Klger. They came for medical aid for their babe, but the child died the afternoon of their arrival. Mrs. Norton is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Eiger formerly of Blodgett, Mr. Miller and family arrived Wednesday from Indian Territory, and hdve come to Benton to . reside. They are the advanced guard of sev eral families who will also pitch their tents here it Mr. Miller's report of conditions h favorable. Mi. Miller Bays that many people ia his part of the country have their eyes on Ore- goD, and are only waiting a favorable opportunity to seek new homes in the West. . : " ' W. L. Sharp and A. Hodes were the lucky ones at the raffle for the live deer Tuesday evening. Chances on the animal were sold to the amount of about $25. Previous to the raffle there- was much speculation as to which, ot the participants would have a fine piece of venison for his Christ mas table. It turns out, however, that the deer will not appease the holiday appetite of any one. It was purchas ed from the winners by J. Wrage, who sent it to Newberg, where, a suitable enclosure will be provided for it. Carpet ,Weaving. If you want any carpet or rug weaving done send it to A. W. Herbert, south of College campus. ! : . r Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. - . Coupled with this wish to the friends and patrons of the . Occidental ' Hotel, I wish to state that, contrary to report, I expect to continue in business at the same old corner, k . Try our turkey dinner Xm as. H. M. Brunk, proprietor, Will ke ep open evenings until Jan i, 1904, E PGreffoz, the Jeweler, THIRTY SIX DEAD. Is it Cougar or Mushrooms? Fatality Among Ed Blake's Goats. It turns out that, Instead of fif teen, there are 36 dead goats on the farm of Ed Blake, who resides on Soap Creek. In Saturday's Times it was recounted how the number was fifteen, and that the fatality is supposed to have resulted from eating toadstools or mushrooms. The goats were running in the timbered hills on the western part of the farm, and the dead ones were found on Tuesday of last week. It was also related that some of the dead goats were found partly cov ered with dirt and rubbish, as though some marauding wild ani mal had secreted the carcasses. Mr- Prindle, who came in' from the farm Wednesday morning, re lates that the number of dead goats is 36, instead oi fifteen! They are a part of a band of 200 that Mr. Blake was. pasturing in the fir tim ber in the hills. In the s'omach of one goat that was subjected to a post mortem examination, ' mush rooms were found. ' It was also no ticed that the plants, which were abundant in the vicin.ty had been bitten off. All this tended to set up a theory that the fatality resulted from eating the plants, aud accord ingly a quantity of the mushrooms, taken from the vicinity have been sent to the Times office, whence they were placed in the hands of Prof. Pernot.' bacteriologist at the college. Professor Pernot will in vestigate the plants to determine whether or not they are poisonous. Unfortunately for the purposes of the examination, a stomach with its contents from one of the dead goats was not sent. In case death resulted from eating the mushrooms it might of happened either from acute indigestion, or from poison, and a more accurate result could have been reached if an examina tion of one of the stomachs and its content could have been made. According to th6 statement of Mr. Prindle, a cougar or other wild animal may have had a hand in the killing of the goats Tracks were found that were so large that they are believed to have been that of a cougar. At the spot there was much moss and other rubbish, and a clear imprint of the footstep could not be found. As stated last Sat urday many of the carcasses were found ; partly covered, which" is certain indications that a wild ani mal was on the scene about , the time of the fatality. With goats worth $4 and $5 per head, Mr Blakes loss is consider- able. The suvivors in the herd nave been taken from the timber and are now grazing in a safer lo cality. ' HIS GOOSE POND. But he. Couldn't Snoot Wild Geese There Now he is Mad. Jesse Foster was in town Wed nesday, and was in that Irame of mind that usually comes to a' man who falls six or seven times over a, rocking chair when he is seeking his virtuous couch in the darkness. That is to say, Mr. Foster was mighty mad, not at the family rock ing chair, but at . goose-hunters. His anger was serious . enouah, . it is related, that he sought -the ad vice of lawyers, and that he has gone home, prepared for war if necessary. " There is a pond on his place, where the geese roost at night time, : Briar bushes are around the spot, and hunting there is : trans cendendy attractive as well as easy. As a result, the hunters" round about have shot there a great deal notwithstanding the fact that the farm is plastered all over with trespass notices, wlych warn sports men to stay away. - It was all right with the farm owner until he wanted a goosehim self. But the sh6oting was so con' stant each evening that it. dawned on Foster that if he ventured down he might get shot.- . Nevertheless, he sallied down to the pond the other night, feeling all the time that there was danger in every step, and sure enough as he got near, "bang, bang," went a dozen shots with geese and goose shot flying in his and every other di rection. In consequence, he went home without a goose, and madder than if he had fallen over forty rocking chairs. Jt is time now for the neighbors to give Je$se a chance at his goose pond. . The celebrated stilletto pocket at the Bicycle Hospital. Every warranted. knives blade Batter Than a Plaster. A piece of flannel damped with Chamberlain's Pain Balm and bound on the affected parts, is bet ter than a plaster for a lame back and for pains in the side or chest. Pain Balm has no superior as a liniment for the relief of deep seated muscular and ''rheumatic pains. For Sale by Graham & Wortham. HUNTERS ARE DISGUSTED. New Law Prohibits Killing of China Pheasants What Hunters Say. As for bottled wratb, there-is more of it Corval'is now than there has been in town since the coyote and the red skin were the . only resident, There was more pro- fanity and more threat of damage to life and limb Thursday afternoon and since that Carrie Nation could arouse in a four weeks raid on the saloons of the- country. Even members of the church were heard to say, ':darn," "Dog on it," "by jinks." and a whole lot more words dreadful to hear. . The whole trouble is over the action of the legislature in passing a law which prohibits the killing of China pheasants until the year 1906. The news came like a thun derclap in a clear sky, and it sent i every sportsmen in town on his feet j swearing like a sea captain. The news spread over town like wild fire and within an hour every hunt er in town looked as though hewasto sturt to the graveyard to sit awhile among the headstones in the disi mal evening time Ed Wilson ap peared as though suffering with a bad attack of colic, and Sheriff Burnett like some incurable ailment bad hold of him. The universal verdict wasl that the legislature had made a sublime donkey of' itself. ' The new law passed with but few votes against it. The argu ments used for it were that the pheasants were fast disappearing, and that unless killing was prohib ited for a time, they wonld disap pear . altogether. Representative Cornut of Linn, combatted this as sertion and said there are as many pheasants now'as at any time before and that it the law should be passed he should hate to go home among his constituents. SThe law wi)l only be effective in increasing the number of law brea kers. Pheasants will be killed re gardless of the law, the hunters say, because they are plentiful, and there was no reason for passage of the new act, They thipk the next legislature will be prompt in re pealing the measure. V A MONTANA TOUGH. Gives Officers Much Trouble to Land ' '' Him in Corvallis Jail. A big, raw-boned, tough-looking husky, pretty well jagged, got off the west-bound C & E. traM Wed nesday. On the cars he had been ! boisterous and disorderly, drinking ireqnentiy irom a Dome ana orner-wi-e conducting himself in a dis reputable manner. He loafed about the depot for a couple ot hours and there made himself as disagreeable as possible to parties in the vicinity j When it was suggested that he seek a hotel, he at once became belliger ent Station Agent Cronise tele phoned lor the police and Chief Lane aud Night Officer Osburn were soon on the scene. The fel low resisted arrest, and it was fin ally necessary to call the assistance of several other persons and a dray. After a hard struggle he was bound to the dray and thus conveyed to the city jail. Upon being freed when the jail door wa about to be closed he darted at Osburn as if to strike that .officer, but was intercepted in time to save the ruffian a battered skull, as Osburn had drawn back with a massive padlock in his'.hand. A search of the fellow's person was 1 rewarded by $3.60 in cash. He pretended to be from Butte, Mon- tana. Qn Jan. 5, igo4, is the time for you to enroll in the Corvallis Business College. Something new Japanese crepes, plaid and fancy, for shirt waists, kimonas, etc, Ladies call and see them. Nolan & Callahan. We can please you with presents that are appropriate- popular and practical. in the line of watches, jewelry and dia monds. . F. M.French, jeweler, Albany, Dr. Wells, the Albany V S will be at Fruits livery stables every Friday oi each week. Brine your horses and have them examined free of charge. Upholstering. Lounges, : Couches, Desks, Folding Beds, Etc., made to order. Particular attention given to special orders and re pairing. All work guaranteed. One door south' pf R. M. Wade's, Main street, , W. W. Holgate, Mrs. N. ROBISOJN CLAIRVOYANT CARD READER, PALMIST. Also gives reading by mail if given date of birth, color of hair, eyes, and three leading questions. Also I have a fine remedy for ladies, who suffer with female complaint, a woman's friend. My address corner Third and Jefferson Sts. over the Corvallis laundry. 25 Percent HOLIDAY UMTIIi anuary At S. L. Is to try the HODES' Crystallized Pineapple Crystallized Cherries Crystallized Ginger Fresh Nabiscos Fresh Cookies New Walnuts New Almonds :3S 'ENERGY, Hodes' Grocery, Phone 483. J1U LliJ ii x WUiJy D0LL.S. TRAINS. DRU S. And everything in the Toy line for the little folks. New Dress Goods, New Collars, New Handkerchiefs. ' Hemstitched Linens, Dresser Covers. Tray Cloths, Laundry Bags, Cushion Tops, Shoe Bags, New Umbrellas, New Ribbons. Circular Shawls, Wool Squares, Ladies' Belts. Kid Gloves, Cushion Girdles, Hand Bags. New Lace and Handkerchief Linens. Pompadour Combs. : New Table Linen and Napkins. JUST RECEIVED: A complete new lino of Gents' and Youth's Furnishings, including Fancy Shirts, Ties, Hosery pnd Underwear for Christmas Trade. Also new lines of High! Top and ,-;,' . Heavy Shoes. F. L. Tliller, .Corvallis; OAC'Cleaning & Pressing Co. C. C. Gate. Tel.. 791 R. H.Cate. We call for, clean, press and deliver one suit or your clothes each week for one dollar per'monthT Ladies skirts cleaned. Five doors south of .P. 0, KLINE'S. New 'Goods GROCERY. Fresh Cranberries Fesh Huckleberries New Honey New Figs and Dates Olive? in Bulk German Pickles Swiss Cheese. Tbe Great Health Food. V k Bucks for Sale. . Oxfords and Grade Merinos all two ' years old past, Good sheep with ric: reasonable. Call on or address . - ' T. W. B. Smith, Coryallik Phone Surburbaa 43.