The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, December 30, 1903, Image 3

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LOCAL LORE.
- (Advertisements In this column charged for
M the rate oflf cents per line.
; Mia Frances Bslknap Is spend
In the holi lays with relatives. .: :
Clem Hodea come down from
Eugene to attend the f aneral of bis
lata brother, Ouetav Hades. -
. : Andy Campbell 'has returned to
GoiTxllis after an absence of several
mom ha. .. ; , r , ,
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Mis. Maggie Oummlnga returned
Monday from a Chiistmas visit at
Dallas. ;
' Mrs. H. W. Hall and eon Arthur
. went to Portland Monday for a few
days' vUltv ' ."" '. " ,:r-
Mr.- and Mrs. A. J. Hall returned
, Monday to their home at Buena Vla-
Mr. and Mrs. Haenel of Monroe
hive been guests of their, daughters
in Job's addition.
' Miss Hattie Gillette arrived Mon
day from Toledo and is letting
relatives and friends. ' , ,
Mrs. Blalto Weathetford and
children epent Christmas, with rela
tives returniog Monday to their home
Dr. and Mrs. F. E; 8mlth re
turned to S ilana Sunday after epend-H
lng Christmas with relatives. .,
- Miss Laurie Burnett went to Id
dependence Saturday for a visit with
relatives. ' ,
? J. O. Cox and son of Jefferson re
fumed to their home Monday, after
a visit with relatives. ,
- Mlas Besae Smith arrived Fri
day from Salem, and is visiting rela
tives, f-"-:- . ; ;. ..
Miss Pauline Kline requests the
Times to announce that she will be at
hpme to her friends on New Year's
The First Spiritual Union-of Cor
vallla will bold aervicea tomorrow In
Barrett Ltceum. Doors open at 2-30
Service at 3 p1. m. A cordial invita
tion la extended to all. ; . -
Joseph PIronI and daughter,
Miss Geitrude. returned Monday to
Eugene, after attendance at the fun
eral of the late Gustav Hodes.
Mr. and Mrs. Moee Milner have
been guest for several daya of Cor-
vallfa relitlvea, Mrs. Milner was Mies.
Grace Hall, daughter of Mr: and Mrs
Reuben Hall of Linn county. .
Mra. W, D. Washburn of Browns
ville, after visiting several days with
her father, Caleb Davis and other
Corvallla relatives, went to Soap
, Creek Monday to epend a brif time
with her daughter, Mrs. Joe Smith.
Otto L. Haese of SIsaon. is here,
accompanied, bv his wife, who Js a
daughter of- E. W. Fisher. Mr,
- Haese Is the publisher of the Sisson
Mirror, and practices law in connec
tion with bis newspaper duties.- :
W. C. Metcalf, who., came with
his family from Nebraska, and set
' tied in Corvallla a couple of years
ago, sold hia farm In the East a few
dayB ago. - He Is satisfied with hlsi
two years sojourn in this section,
v and expects to make further invest
ments here,He already owns the
property on which' he resides near
, the college. ;" '' ' : :j : ' '
M. A. Miller, etate lecturer for the
v .Modern Woodmen. Is to deliver an
- address at the Opera House, this city
on Tuesday evening, January . 5th.
A general iovitation is extended, and
,it ia certain that those who bear the
address will be highly entertained.
In addition, there ia to be a musical
, and lltejrarjr programme. There will,
of course, be no admission fee. , .
" Philomath f correspondent Phi
lomath had a eensatiod Sunday morn
ing in the shape of a jail break. Three
men were confined In the jail for dis
orderly conduct and during Saturday
night they whittled a stick of stove
wood into a wedge and pried off some
boards of the ceiling, then used the
boards to raise the roof. They were
drudk and shooting off cannon
, crackers and otherwise making them
selves obnoxious when arrested.
.' K'ne thousand seven . hundred
and fl'ty six pounds is the amount
of milk given during the months end-
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ug 1U JL'CUOUIUOI uyuuu Ul liUO UUW9 1Q
the dairy herd at the college. On a
basis of the tests made of the milk
product every week during the year,
the yield of butter - was 526 pounds.
At an average ' of . thirty cents per
pound throughout the year , the
butter product alone was worth
$157.80.- The cow ia a full ' blood
Jersey, and is four i years old. Of
course, she Is not a wonder but a
dozen, or fifteen snch cows on ; a well
managed- dairy farm would make
i their owner thrifty.
There ia a probability that the
college authorities will have charge
of a tract of five acres' on the ex-
- position grounds during the Lewis
and Clark fair. The lair managers
. are anxious for such an arrangement
to be made, offering to - bear all the
expense If the college people will take
the matter in baod. The purpose Is
to make of the Ave acres either a
model farm, or to have grown on. it
as great a variety of Oregon prod
ucta as may be possible. The fair
manager,,figure such a feature would
prove very attractive, and if proper
handled, be of great benefit to the
whole state in that, more than , in any
f other way It would tend to show some
ewe. jaonaay, ur. Withycombe, Prof.
Cbote and Prof. Lake went to Port
land to confer with the Fair managers
with reference to the matter.
Wheat 71. -
Carrie and Bessie Oanneman rWi
Sunday for a brief visit in western
Oregon. ., (
Mra. Ed. De Ormondcame Sip
from Suver Tuesday on a visit to her
mother. Mrs, Maggie Gummlngs. t-
Alex Rennle returned Sunday
from McMinnvule where he epent
Christmas with bis parents.
' -r-J. M. Cameron went to Portland
on business Sunday, accompanied by
MrsCameroxi apd Daughter Winnie,
Mrs. E. M. Maya and children re
turned Monday to their home at Elk
City after a two-weeks yisit in Corval
lis.
The only new deed filed for re
cord Is, J. F. McCartney to Malinda J.
McCartney, five acres near Monroe,
- Julius Wuestef eld went to Eugene
Monday in company with a number .of
friends who came from that city to at
tend the funeral of G. Hodes.
'Mies Mattie Potts of Job's addi
tion has been seriously involved
with iofUmmation of the arm, but her
condition was improved yesterday
morning. ' ' . , ' '
- Gn. B. Harder was the guest of
W. E. Yates and family Monday night.
Mr. Harder had been on a week's
leave of absence and returned Mon
day to Tils home in Portland. ;.
,1 While heavy foga have hung over
Corvallla for tbe past two weeks, the
story ia that Alaea, Blodeett, Summit
and at the seaside a bright sun shines
constant ly through the day, and the
climate is almost that of the good old
summertime.
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The Presbyterian, Congregational
and . Baptist eh ni ches will unite for
special meetings during the week, of
prayer, beglnningvnext 'Sunday eyen
insr, at' tbe Congregational church. As
a preparation, a watch night service
will be held In the Preeby terian church
beginning at 10:30; ; : ,
Contractor" AdolpbT Peterson ar
rived Christmas day from Condon,
Gilliam county, where he has just
completed a court house. The struc
ture i of brick and stone, and cost a
bout $16,000. Mr. Peterson alao did
a lot of work for the Condon bank as
wf 11 as for other paople, and had al
together a profitable season's cam
paign in building, ' '"
Mr, and Mral S. L. ' Kline arrived
Mon iay after an absence' since Sep
tember In the East: Ou the trip they
visited Chicago, New "York, Washing
ton and other principal cities, conclud
ing tbir long jjurney with a return a
few weeks ago to San Francisco. They
were met at Albany, on their way to
Coivallia by their sod Walter, who ac
companied them to Portland and re
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Alaea correspondent: N. J. War
field recently purchased of Oecar Tern
of Angora, 15V bead of. registered
goat3, 14 nannies and one billy, for
which he paid $15 each inr the nannies
an1$60 for the billy. , It is doubtful
if there are better goats to be found
in the etate tbau in Alsea. Mr. War
fl Id Is an experienced froarmao and
knows tbe value of good blood when
breeding stock of any kind.
" The hew teacher for the public
schools is. Miss Margaret FowelU,
dnugbter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fow.
ells. . She was elected to the position
in order that the vacancy caused by
the resignation of Miss Maud Kerns
might be filled. -: Mlas Fowells ia to
take the fourth grade ' now ' presided
over by Miss Grace Huff, and tbe lat
ter is to taBe the first grade, of which
Miss Jierns was tbe teacher. '
B H. Lin villa of Portland, and
Malinda M. Lenger, daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. John M. Lenger of this city,
were united in marriage at the home
of the brides parents, Christmas eve,
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
. Li. Moore, ua account oi ; the re
cent death of the brides grandfather,
the wedding occurred. in tbe presence
of the Immediate family only. Mr,
and Mrs. Llnvllle will remain in Cor
vallla for a few days, after which they
will return to Portland, where the bus
Dana nas steaoy employment as a
plumber.
Within the past few days there
has been quite an exodus from Cor
valllf, composed largely of women and
children going to California tOTemaln
from one to two months. Last week
Mr. and Mrs Clyde Hays and the lat
ter 's sister, Mrs. S. B. Bain went to
Portland to attend the marriage of these
ladiea' brother on Christmaa day. Thia
entire party went oveiland to San
Francisco. On the same day there
left Oorvallis for Los Angeles a party
consisting of Mrs. John Burnett', Mrs.
R. H. Huston and daughter, Mrs. T.
Whitehorn and child and Mra, E. W.
Phillips. , -
The seat of power and light out
at tbe college as well as heat la now at
the heating plant. The addition to the
building foivhouaiDg the machinery of
the light and power plant has been
completed at the heating plant," and a
portion of the former has already been
lnetalled. The remainder will be - in
place and be ready for use by Satur
day. The addition is the eame height
as the original heating plant building
and has a floor space of about 2,000
feet By the change, the system which
after use in furnishing power and light
at : the "old plant went, entirely to
waste as exhau6t will be sent through
the beating system, and to be a source
of much economy. There will also' be
a savlnglnttab'or'andfae).'';:''-''''''"':
: Will keep open evenings until Jan
190V E PGreflbs, the Jeweler,
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ARTY." ;
they Cbme't'o Corvallt Baif a ;Local
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, ; .. ity. and Make a Good Catch. ... -
The method'of: baiting -is - pract-5
iced throughout the whole range
of animal nature as a - means of ed
snaring that which' promotes ex
istence or satisfies some other de
sire. Many of the lowest immobile
forms of marine life obtain food by
enticing other insects with n reach
by means of baits or decoys, The
fable of the spider and the fly is in
point. The most successful method
of catching fish with a hook' is to
bait them and allow them to feed
unmolested for a time., The plan
Serves'to bring many fish to, one lo
cality, and induces a sharp struggle
for the morsel containing the dead
ly hook. The same method ap
plies to killing ducks and geese,
Baiting in one form or another will
lure tO(death the most' wary ani
mal. - Savages understand the
principle a shown by many, of
their practices in the hunt, and in
warfare. The most enlightened
citizens of the most enlightened na
tions are hot immune from ' decep
tion from bait in one or other of its
multifarious and nefarious forms.
''Electric Bill" was the leader of
a party that arrived in Corvallis
Saturday on a fishing expedition.
His attendants were a lady, prob
ably Mrs. Electric Bill, and a. gen-j
tleman whose name cannot be re
called. Shortly after noon Bill
drove about the streets proclaiming
to all ' the fishes withm hearing,
what a great feed he would in a few
minutes give them at a ' stated lo
cality on Main street. Thither a
large school of fishes of every des
cription assembled, and thither the
fishermen arrived on , time. He
told of many wonderful things he
would perform in their presence in
a short time, but he was ever after
ward too busy to carry out that
portion of the programme. x One
of the things which he was to do
was to cut oflf a boy s head and re
place it as snugly as before the op
eration. As an evidence, of. good
faith, he had in the buggy with
him a live boy with a head natur
ally and securely faEtened upon his
shoulders, and a huge cheese knife
with which to execute his purpose.
Bill's intention on that particu
lar afternoon, a3 he alleged, was
simply to advertise tlectfip belts,
a commodity which he would offdr
for sale during the afternoons of
subsequent daye. and raise the pricej
a dollar each . sucre-ding day. As
a preliminarj' in such advertising
he sold a large number 01. vials ot
headache medicine for any amount
the purchaser wished to py, At
the close, of these sales he presented
the more liberal . buyers with a
quarter each to show . that he was
ail right with, other fellows that
were air right. The next feature
ofthe advertisement was to sell
several electric belts for . a dollar
each and. return to the purchaser
the original price and $1.50 in ad
dition. After that when Bill , sold
a belt he added $1.50 to the dol
lar be received, wrapped the $2.50
in a paper, laid it aside in open
view , told the purchaser to be sure
to remain, xand gave out the impres
sion that there would be presently
a grand distribution of cash among
his patrons. . No v and . then he
significantly advised a previous
purchaser to take another belt.
His advice was; usually acted up
on, as many believed that the more
belts they purchased the larger
would be the number of $2 50
packages falling to their ' share in
the grand distribution. . In fact the
fishes were eager for the bait and
three four And as" high as five belts
were sold to each of a number of
persons. : It seems as though whole
families must be afflicted, judging
merely' lrom the purchases.
When the harvest of dollars was
complete, he asked many of his
patrons, if they had purchased from
a speculative motive. They had
not. Asked if they bought because
they wanted the belts for self-protection
they answered in the affirma
tive. Bill was very glad to know
that they were satisfied, and that
being the case he would retain the
$2.50 packages. After thanking
his patrons for their liberal patron
age he scooped y the coin into a
satchel which he held in ' his left
hand. y In his right hand he gras
ped his cheese knife, discharged the
boy, and passed through the crowd
toward his hotel, leaving many
ot his patrons overstocked with
cheap electric belts worth . 40 cents
a bushel or more at the junk shop.
In a brief space of time the fisher
men were on their way to Albany
in a carriage. :;'
Loer. '
Last week, near First and Madison
streets, four keys on ring. Finder will
leave at this office. .
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.
I'flSHINGf PARTY."
i GEStftNE'pR BtoUS?" -
And the Question is, Which? Claimed
v 7 to be Government Official, v -
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Is ' he t genuine t Thatu is .what
Corvallis saloon men want to know
of a man who was in town over
Monday night, and who claimed to
be an internal revenue officer. "Is
he genuine?" is also echoed and re
echoed by people who have heard
of his doings. He wore a star, on
which was engraved the '"words, U
S Inspector." He frequently dis
played this badge. He visited all
the saloons. He was glib in speech
about his official doings,, and never
refused a proffered drink, ; "
At Broders he invaded the celler
unaccompanied, and later told the
proprietor that he had found there
numerous kegs of beer that were
unstamped. Being unstamped, had
his statement been true, wouldhave
constituted a violation of the inter
halrevinuelaws with a penalty of
$100 He confidentially informed Mr
Broders that it could all be straigh
fened out on payment of $25. The
money was not - paid, because the
strange proposition . excited Mr.
Broder's suspicion, in which the
question that was uppermost was,
"Is he genuine?" 'If genuine, why
did the alleged official offer to fix
the thing up for $25, a thing that
he had no right to do.
. The man left town so eaily yes
terday morning, that nobody , saw
him go, leaving behind a strong
suspicion at least that he is not
genuine, but bogus. If genuine
the officers over him should iuquire
into his methods, and apply cor
rectives.'. Fakirs Caught Both.
A fakir, and there are many of
them now, recently sold needles
about town at 15 cents a package,
and effected many sales. He pur
chased the needles at a local store
where they are regularly sold at
10 cents. ' .
A daughter, whose father sold
the needles to the faker at the lower
figure, bought them of the latter at
15 bents. The joke then was on
(.the daughter. It is on the father
now.however, because he bought
electric belts of another fake, and
took them in job lots.
VOTED FOUR AND HALF MILLS.
For School Purposes in Corvallis Dis-
' trict But Twelve Votes Cast.
Taxpayers in Corvallis school
district will pay special schoottaxes
this year, aggregating $4, 821. They
paid last year on thi same account,
$4, "57 5 The taxes last year were
on a levy of seven and one 'half
mills on a total valuation of $610,0
00. This years higher tax is on a
levy of four and a half mills on a
property valuation of $1,071,380.
The new tax was voted at a spe
cial school election held Monday.
The voting was at the County
treasurers office,- and but twelve
votes ' were cast. The number
would have been even less but v for
the activity of the directors in. go
ing "out and bringing in voters,
several of the twelve being thus
pulled in to cast a ballot. The
propositions on which people voted
were four in number. The total
levy carried by a vote of li to one,
one person alone registering nay to
each proposition. What the money
is to be spent for is set forth in the
following, which appeared on the
official ballot: ' ;
1st 14 mill tax to pay outstan
ding indebtedness on new building.
2nd 1 mill tax to pay for sewer,
water closets and furniture.
; 3rd 1 mill tax to pay insurance
and interest on bonds
4th 1 mill tax to pay teachers
salaries. " -
Bkter Than a Plaster.
A piece of fiaDnel damped with
Chamberlain's Pain Balm and
bound on tbe 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 bv Graham & Wortham,
' The celebrated stilletto
at tbe Bicycle Hospital. '
warranted 1
pocket knives
Every blade
Upholstering.;
Lounges, Coaches, Desks, Folding
Beds, I Etc, made to order. Particular
attention given to special orders and repairing.-
All work guaranteed. One
door south pf Rj M. Wade's, Main street.
W. W. Holgate,
Mrs. N. F. ROBISON
CLAIRVOYANT CARD
. READER, PALMIST.
Also gives reading by mail if given date
of birth, color of hair, eyes, and three
leading questions. Alao 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. ; ; , ?
S'-Peffeent- Off
HOLI
At S. L. KLINE'S.
What you Want
Is to try the New Goods
which have just arrived at
HOPES'
Crystallized Pineapple
Crystallized Cherries
Crystallized Ginger
Fresh Nabiscos
Fresh Cookies
New Walnuts ;
New Almonds
S ENERGY,
Hodes' Grocery, Phone 483.
REDUCTION
REMNANT
SALE
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F T "uTT T 1?B
No Dish Tickets on
OAC Cleaning &. Pressing Co.
C. C. Cate. . - Tel. "791 B. H. Cate.
We call for, clean, presa and' deliver
one suit or your clethea each - week for
one dollar permonth. -Toadies skirta
cleaned, Five doors south efF.O.7
DAY GOOD
QROGERY.
Fresh Cranberries ;
Fesh Huckleberries
New Ilqney
New Figs and Dates
Olive? in Bulk
German Pickles
Swiss Cheese. ,
Tbe Great
Health Food.
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"Red Tag" Sales.
Bucks for Sale.
Oxfords and Grade Merinos all two,
years old past, Good sheep with j.ricea
reasonable. - Call on or address ' ,
. " ' T. W.B.Smith, ,
' "' ' . . Coryallia .
Phone Surburban 43.
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