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THB QUEER LIFE. "'
ry, - .San. Jose Scale Leads Crawls two
Daye but Afterward Never Moves
' ' - Again. J.;,....
' A branch from fruit trees affected
ty San Jose Scale has reached the
' Times office, and it recalls the fact
that it will soon be time for apply
' -ing spray as a remedy for the pest
'-i The spread of the scale in this vi
xanity has been the occasion of for-
mer articles in these columns. In
.rin a ilnnr -varAa oKrvttf- " trrarn
there are trees more or less affected.
. Trees in the advancee stage can be
' seen on the premises of Manual
' Knight at the corner of Fourth and
Jefferson, Unless treated in the
near future, there are trees on the
' -place that will not long survive.
Pear trees at the Bier place, other
trees in the Lees yard and the lots
adjoining are more or less affected.
' On the lets of D. M. Smith in the
northwestern portion of town there
'-re trees on which the ashy colored
.limbs unerringly denote thepresence.
' of scale. These instances of the
' pest are only a few among many,
for a fruit- expert said '' yestdrday
that it is probable that in more than
half the dooryards in town, the pest
is prevalent. Its presence is some
times made noticeable by the fact
that all the leaves do not fall from
the affected tree. These leaves
seem not to have vitality enough to
dropoff, but remain on, the twig and
dry there, an almost certain indi
cation of the trouble that besets the
affected tree. '
nrrrwv Wtrw crs at t -t a tmtt O
As everybody knows, at least
fruit men do, the scale is a thing of
' life that multiplies with great ra
pidity, and by sucking the sap,
gradually destroys the vitality of
"the tree. Under proper climatic
conditions, the tree may die in two
or three years after it becomes affec
ted. Under different circumstances,
a much longer period may result
before the damage has a fatal . ter
mination. A rigid application of
spray of the proper character, is the
only remedy. Unless it is applied
the tree is doomed. In the case of
nearly all other pests, it is only the
fruit or foliage that is affected. In
case of scale, it is not only the in
jury of the fruit, but it is the very
life of the tree that is at stake.' For
this reason, it is important' that
treatment may be applied, to the
end that orchards may be saved.
For about 48 hours after birth
ZUfht. infant scale crawls about the
" tree. It has a body, six legs and
a beak. The main thing about it
is its beak, for that is the thing
about this very small creature- that
lills the tree. After 48 hours, the
baby scale no longer crawls. By
that time it has fixed its deadly
beak either in the bark, the fruit or
the foliage of the tree.
The presence of the Infant scale
in the fruit is denoted by a red
spot with . a brown center. The
little bug is in that spot with its
death-dealing beak buried deeply !
in the flesh of the apple. In the
bark of the tree, a small ashen col
ored scale denotes that the bug ,is
there, with its beak buried deeply
in the fibre. Ultimately, this beak
is all that is left of the little organ
ism. ' After the creature fastens it's 1
bill in the fibre, the legs and body,'
begin to be absorbed. In time
they disappear altogether, leaving
" the beak with a deposit : over it,
-which is the result of the diversion
of sap from its natural flow. When
a tree gets enough of these beaks in
its surface it is a goner, and may
as well be cut down.'
The sample of scale brought to
the Times ofSce comes from the
place of William Albrecht near the
sawmill. It is a branch from a pear
tree that is badly affected. At a
little distance, it is not noticed that
the limb is diseased. ' On closer in
spection however, there are ashy
specks.easily seen by the naked eye.
Under the microscope the spot
takes the appearance of a very thin,
ashy" scale. When with the point
of a pin the scale is lifted from its
position there is seen under it, a
yellow substance, which is, in fact
the bug that is the source of all the
mischief. . ' '
MILLIONS OF. EGGS,
As seen at this season, the bug
is in hibernation, sleeping away the
hours while it waits for the coming
of the good old summer time. In
cidentally, also, it is waiting for the
sap of the tree to flow again. By
and by, under the females, as they
lie snugly at rest beneath their cov
ering of ashy scale, there will be
deposits of eggs. These eggs will
be multitudinous in number and so
small as to almost stagger the im
. agin it ion to form a . conception of
their diminutivenesa. Wten it
gets warmer, say . alfoagin 'May.
they will begin tar"- naSrfj-r ; Tiien
they will be followed by sucoeedlrg
deposiB to'Jhef number of Tour wid
five, each turning Off ip broody of
Iarrae, t be young tnemselves jrjak
ing a band within" ehdrt time, in
the business of reproduction : ,
Observation has shown that the
young bugs,dnring the. .48; -.hours
that they crawl about the tree, can.
not get tar enough away to reach
another tree. "A few feet from the
parent tree is as far as they can":, go
by their own effort. - However,
they crawl on other insects, or birds
and by them are -transported to an
other fruit tree, or are wafted from
tree to tree by the wind. They are
carried from one: state ' to another
in infected fruit, which shows the
necessity of stringent laws to pro
hibit shipment of diseased fruit. -:
SOON TIME TO, SPRAY.
It will soon be time to spray Jfor
scale.' and every owner of an in
fected tree should apply the remedy
Experience has shown that it is im
possible to use a spray in the .sum
mer time effectively.The coveriug of
the scale is so hard that a spray
must De used that is injurious to
fruit and foliage. Accordingly the
remedy must be applied before the
fruit and foliage begin growth. The
latter pan or feDruary or very
early in March is 'the. opportune
time. ' For the purpose a wash : of
lime, salt and sulphur should be
used. It is best prepared as fol
lows: - Slack fifty pounds of lime.
add fifty pounds of sulphur,' and
fifty to seventy five gallons of water
Boil the mixture for . an hoar or
more, or until all the ingredients
are practically dissolved; then add
fifty pounds of salt;' boil for', a few
minutes and then dilute to "150 gal
lons. Apply with considerable
force in the form of a coarse spray.
It is necessary that the spray be
dashed on the affected branches
with such force that it ' will tho
roughly drench every part. One
such application every year well ap
plied will do much to keep the
scale in check ven; in badly affect
DATED LICENSE AHEAD.
And it Almost Postponed a Wed
ding DayJ ;
mem ftioses issued a marriage
license Thursday to I. D. Bently of
1 he Dalles, arid Lena Merriman of
this county. .After .securing the.
document the contracting pirties
made their way to the C, & E. de
pot where they were to take the
tram ' for Philomath, at which
place the ceremony was , to occur
that evening. The issuance of ,a
marriage license is not a matter to
which Clerk Moses gives merely an
official passing thought. In the
official act, the clerk finds food for
thought, . and as he revolved the
subject in his mind Thursday, it
occurred to him -that he., had by
mistake dated the license just
issued, one day ahead, or. January
22nd. It is obvious that the . parties
could not be united on the 21st on li
cense granted the 22nd, and the ac
commodating clerk hastened to the
depot to correct -the . document,,, if
necessary, before the (departure.; of
the train. ,. He approached "the.
groom-elect and , after a brief ex .
planation added,.' "I thought you,
might want to use the. license to-.
night." The gentleman assured Mr
Moses that his surmise was wholly,
correct, and dwelt good-naturedly
uppn the inconvenience whicbwould
have followed. . At that moment
the conductor's "all aboard',,', was
heard, and it was then realized how
nearly the wedding came to be post
poned and how narrowly an un
pleasant situation was averted.
One of the few Successes of the Season
Fun for the Multiiude.
Our genial friend, Dan Maloney,
contractor, patriot and politician,
hai decided to go up against the
game of matrimony and this. Sat
urday evenir g, at the Opera Houae
he will lead the coy and blushing
Widow Clancy to the hy menial al
tar. You are invited to attend the
ceremony. Everybody of conse
quence will be there, , and your
presence will insure jou a hearty
reception in the lpcal four hundred
long after Maloney and his bride
have gone on their . honeymoon,
That occasion make cot lack con
vivialty twenty . stunning girla t in
modish costumes, will appear; to
advantage in catchy songs and
dances. Mind Sutton, Jessie Stev
ens, Lew Nelson, Frank Mitchell,
Oilie Willard, Kathleen Seymour,
the Wellington Sietoe, Harry Fan
telle, Claud Radeliffe, the. Mega-:
phone quartette, and a score - of
specialty artists will attend and it
is a safe bet that there will be great
doings when , Dan Maloney com
mits matrimony. . ,
In Chicago Top Prieieof t3B. Sewan
Reached Mo Advance Here Yet.
The atiw ttr5 otvnar4y every
body ia nowvj'e et on whCvi A
boom io toVceit-al ion'tf.Cbu-ego
that maks wners o? whe?t tvr -
w) ee,- C irvalli:' -included,; -"ger
w th anticipitiOB. ' The high figure
of 92 r cents -was4eaebed - in tnitf
inarki.t Wednesday, aV.idJthe B pre.r
diction freely made tctat the dollar
mark wili ceitai.ily b. attained.
The cause is a co'm-r thtt Armour
and other heavy dealers have on
the cereal. 'The statement, is that
Armour has contracts for 15,000,000
bushels t- le re' ered to him -in
M y,' while another large house has
cor tracts" fir another 10.010,000
bushel- t be d livered during the
same month, with ' orly 2,000,000
bushels io fight.-Artrour's. opera
tiors are as'Utid by' the war scare
in the O lent.', His profit- f.i tre
advance of Weduis iay sggregat d
$3 o.oooand that nf tbe.t-ri-njillinn
bushel hou'e Was $225,000 for, tb-i
same day. - V.
The effect nf the ad vane v is not
yet felt in Uoi vjI'is. - 1 be quots
tio - stan here at 71 cent1. ' Locl
millers ill lav j on hand la-pe
ctojKa cf wheat, nought at 75 centi
a. (lie beginning of the si asor. If
the Chicago price conlinut-s t) soar.
the"Sbo t ? io that market will
be forced to buy western wheat for
delivery in Miy, ' and this will
cause heavy shipment' from the
C a-t and Middle' West, A cbntin
nation ot tie present conditions,
therefore, mav ultimately cause ao
advance in the loal price. Con
cerning dnesday's excitement-in
.the Chicago maiktt, an . Oiegonian
diifpitch f a e: , . ... - i
t "The high prices in ; the cereals
are all due to the same general con
dition, and Armour s : holdings in
wheat have congested, that market,
and rendered it exceedingly suscep
tible to any strengthening inauen
ce. Fatten s holdings 01 May oats
and the holdings ,of an , Eastern
group of speculators, in .: corn have
accomplished the same,, results 'in
these respective grains. Ia conse
quence, all the markets are nervous
and respond - readily to any upward
pressure, and high prices do not
therefore necessarily indicate an ex
ceptional volume of trade.
. Armour is credited with a long
line of. 15,ooo,ooo bushels contrac
ted for May - delivery. - Local con
tract stocksjapproximate only 2,000-
000 bushels. .; !;
. One big house other thin Armour
owns 10,000,000 bushels, so that
the rise in price today makes a dif
ference in its favor of $225,000.
REMOVAL IN PROGRESS
Part of the Big Carriage Factory Go
ing to Albany.'
Just now there is much activity
about the Corvallis carriage factory.
Eighteen or twenty men are - mak
ing things fairly hum out -there,
but it is not altogether .jthe hum -of
Corvallis business. - : .".-
ers of the building, machinery and
grounds, and who have used the
plant as a wagon and organ factory,
have arranged to remove a portion
of the building , and "machinery to
Albany for the purpose-of stablish-
ing an industry at that place for
the ' manufacture "of organs' and"
hacks. : It ;is understood as au in
ducement for the i venture, Albany
business' men guaranteed a bonus
of $3,500. :-' ' '
In that portion of the factory to
be removed is included all the wood
working machinery- of the plant
and the west portion of the build
ing in extent 60 by -125 feet and
four stories high.. ' It takes all the
portion of the - original building
from the elevator and water tank
westward. :The material used is
expected to' be almost or quite suf
ficient to construct at Albany three
such buildings as are required for
the new industry there, one of
which is to be 60 by 100 feet, two
stories, and two each 50 by 60 feet,
two stories. That portion of the
building to .remain, in. Corvallis is
about 60 . by 120; feet, four stories,
and there are some indications that
it will be utilized by Corvallis capi
tal.; . . - V '
The work of tearing .down has
been in progress some days.; All
parts of the west portion of the big
factory are to be taken awaychim
neys, windows, casings, flouring,
beams, stairs, iron roofing, etc. A
temporary tramway has been . built
from the factory to the main track
oftheC & E. railroad, and the
material is conveyed to flat cars by
means of push carts. The work of
removal is progressing rapidly, and
in a short time there will remain
only half the conspicuous red re
minder of a lengthy series of . busi
ness failures. There is relief in the
knowledge that the shadow of this
monument to enterprise, unsuccess
ful always from want of capital, has
grown less a shadow which has
clouded the merits of . many other
purposed local industries of moder
ate scope. . i
WILLIAM H ARTLESS DEAD.
Former Corvallis Man no
StTSpt Catff Seattle.!
;-v oeattie. -Washington, .Jai- i2-
W.JH. Hartless. formerly i Of -Gor
vallisi wasrnn down by a Kinnear
Park car last night and died from
his injuries this morning"' His left
leg was amputated as-- soon -as- he
arrived at the Seattle General Hos
pital in an effort to save his life- In
company with his friend. C W.
Lockwood,' he h ;was -walking lup
Ffrst Avenue. "When near Battery
street. Lock wo jd left him and
Hartleys started to cross the Aven
ue, landing directly in front of a
northbound Kinnear Park car. He
was thrown to the ground and the
wheels passed over both legs The
widow and family of the dead man
are expected here today from Port
The news of -he' accident reached
the family in this city at a late hour
Thursday night.. The first dis
patch announced that Mr., Hartless
had been run down by a street car
and seriously injured. ' It was fol
lowed by a brief telegram yesterday
morning, in which it was announ
ced that the injury had. proven fa
tal." Beyond1 this, no news has been
received here, save the dispatch
above, received at the Times office
at, noon yesterday. Miss Georgia
Hartless,' the daughter in the fam
ily,' left on' the j Westside yesterday
for Seattle. : In Portland she was
joined by her 'uncle, Rev. ' W. S.
Gilbert. Ira Davisson, a ' brother
in law resfdes in Tacoma, and he
has been requested to go to Seattle
ana xaKe-cnarge ot tne remains,
wbich are to be brought ' to Cor-
va lis for interment.' As the Times
goes to press, it, is 11 not known,
when the body ' 1 may reach Corval-
lisj but is generally expected to
morrow. . ;
, The receipt of the' hews awak
ened much regret in Cbrvallts,
where big, good-natured William
Hartless had niany friends. ' Ex
pressions were heard on alt sides
yesterday to the effect that few
men were as big in heart or as gen
erous in- disposition " He was born
on the Old Hartless homestead hear
Philomath about fifty years ago,
Hi life,' until three years ago' when
he went nrst to Alaska and then to
Seattle, was spent in Corvallis and
vicinity. ;He lived a busy, active
life,' involving many and varied
business ventures, and encounter
ing a fu'l share ot the hps and
downs of life. ' .
in me aDeuce ot at unite news
concerning when the body will ar
rive no ariangements have been
made for the funeral. It-i under
stood that the interemer t will be in
the Newtori ceme try. The deceased
was a member of the Artisans, in
which he ca'ried aa insurance pol
icy. '. . - '
TO BE SEEN TONIGHT.
At Corvallis Opera Bouse Sparkling
,' Musical Comedy.
McCoy's hilarious sufficiency
"Maloney's ' Wedding," comes to
the Opera House this Saturday. No
pretense is made at dramatic con
sistency and the play a the t;tle
indicates serves merely as a vehi
cle for the conveyance of la ge
quantities of fun and amusement
It is distinctly ' a play' belonging
ti the type designated as musical
comedy, and its pltas:ng ensembles
fetching songs j and citcby music
lecouimend it as Something more
than conventmial slapstick . Irish
fa'ce comedy. Maud Sutton, a
charming littie woman who has
made an enviable reputation -in
musical comedy heaa the cast and
is ably supported by Lew Nelson.
Jessie Stevens,' Frank Mitchell,
Oilie Willard, Harry Fentelle,
Claud Radeliffe and twenty dainty
girls in pleasing' musical, numbers.
Special. Pianp Sle.
A special ale ot pianos is now
on at Dilley'i). Among the goods
is a Weber - a ad a Bush" 1 & Gert-,
as well as many other well known
instruments'. "-The-lot wa9 pur
chased at greatly reduced prices,
and buyers can have the benefit of
the reduction. The sale will con
tinue for 10 days only.
' Sale of Furniture.
These and other articles "are to be
sold at my residence, cor. 4th and Har
rison streets. Uue upholstered parlor
eet four pieces, on& large freuch plate
mirror, pictures, one hall tree, one nail
lamp, one center table, one aide board,
two pair nice lace curtains, one steel
range, one small cook stove, one email
refrigerator, twelve window shades, one
stair carpet bed room set and springs.
Mrs. J. v. Kaupiscti
Lost..' - .
Between Philomath an d Gsonale'
mill, small, black bear skin cape. Leave
at Truss office. v ' '
Maple or fir in anv ana ntitv. Leave
orders at Hodes Grocery store, ' or order
direct to undersigned at phone nnmber
226. - Erank Francisco.
JjSome pial Plums
1 Lot boya' overe jats, 5 to 12 years; worth " $5 fromtov $70," Plum
Price $2.50.. ;
1 Lot men's mackento3he8 wcrth 5.5o to f6 5o, lum Price $45.0
1 Lot of me; .'s vet 1 kip boots, worth $3.5o, Plum Price, $2.48. i.
I Lot boys' shoes, sizes 11 to S, worth $1.5o to $2, Plum Price; $1T
1 T,nr (Vian'a sVioab. wnrtVi SI K lnt) T r: s . .
1 Lot' men's black duck coate, blanket lined, Plum Price, $1.29.
1 Lot men's covet jiletere, Plum Price, $2.69. - ' 5 : '
1 Lot men's odd pants, worth from $1 56 to $2.5o, Plum Prioe.fl apn
1 Lot boys' knee pantp, worth 5u oib. to 75 ds., Plum Pric, S3 ctsr '
1 Lot boys' knee pants suits, ag-B 5 to 14, some worth $1 75. Pluiri
Pi ice, $l.oo.
1 Lot bo.s suitvijngjpants, iges 12 to 19, sime worth $6, Plum
Price, $2.98. , . ,' . ;., ; . .'
1 Lot of men's wool fleeced underwear. Plum Price, 98 bis. a sui'.
1 Lot men's frock suits, 33 o 87, worth fiom $7.5j to $15 Plum
Pr c, $4 98.
A broken lineof "Gold" whitedress shiits, $1 5oand$2 grades.Tiura
Price, 75 cents. - , '.-.
A lot outing flannels.. Pium Price 4 cents per yard.
A lot embroideries, worth 25 to 37 cents, P.um Price, 15 cents.
.All our cloak swrps, jackets, tailor made suit?, furs acd flannel
hirt waists at HALf PRIGE. . , ,
A lot of women's onHng flannel night robes, 54 cents each.
A lot lace curtains, 56 cents a pair.
A lot ladif a eider down dressing Facques, 74 cents each.
, A lot of ladies outing flannel kimonos, ,t 48 cents each.
A Jot of women's gray, and ecru" vests and pants, ; 35 cent grade
Plum Price, 2j cents..
Broken lines of it & G corset", $1 erade 69 cents, $1 5o grad, 98o
$12 novelty dress pattern?, Pldm Price, $7 9o.
$8 5 j novelty dress patterns, Plum Price, $5.9p. ,
A broken line of ladies and mies1,s rubbers, 18 6ent3 a pair.
A lot of ladies $1.5o shoes, Plum Price, 98 cents.
1 " " . 2.00 " $1.35.
1 " " 3-o ' " ' ' " 1.9o.
,1 " " 3 5o " " 2.49.
1 " Misses 1 5j " .98.
1 " u : I.25 " " .88. '
1 " " 2.oo " .
A hrntpn linn nf nhilrlrpn'rf rHop
A frw ladies' aod Misses' mackintoshes, HALF PRIGE.
. These prcss ar Spot Cash. : Cnme alopa; and save money and help
us to clean hjuse b-fore oor New Spring Stick arrrives.
Don't be put off with any other
kind. Insist oh having
I:'. " It's the Best.
;: l .PHbMe483, CoMvAtLIsi OR.
. For Sale. : '
Bright cheat and rye' grass hay, vetch,
spelts, timothy, and rye grass seeds.
Poland China hogs, Shropshire rams,
Good, brieht vetch straw, fresh from
the barn, tor sale at reasonable' prices.
L Li Brooks,
One hundred to 200 head of goats
Address, giving description, of flock and
, ' A, J, Johnson, Uorvallis.
Twenty shares of stock in the Equit
able Savings and Loan Association, En
nuireGeo. E. Lilly. First National
Bank. , ' '
Bucks for Sale.
Oxfords and Grade , Merinos all two
years old past, Good sheep with prices
reasonable. Call on or address .
' T.W.'B. Smith,
. . .. Corvallis
Phone Snrburban 43-
a hir amoina
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis 130841.
Lambs by Freshman 188626.
Well bred young stock " of both sexes
for sale. . . . ' '
H. S, PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoffice. . Kesidence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hoars 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be
left at Graham & Wortham's drug store.
P. At- KLINE
CORVALLIS, OR. -
Office at Huston's Hardware Store. P.
O. Address, Box 11.
.Pays . highest prices for all kinds of
Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Twenty years experience. . .