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Wheat 72. ' '
August Fischer artJveTV'festert
day morning from a business ' trip
of several .days to Silverton- and
A drop of a cent inthe price of
wheat is announced in the local
market. It is occasioned by lower
prices in the Chicago markets,
where May wheat has fallen to 92
A fine solo band, trick bicycle
riders, a ladies fife and drum corps,
a Happy'Hooligan and other attrac
tive characteristics will be features
of the street parade to be given , at
"four o'clock next Tuesday evening
,by Mahara's Minstrel Carnival
They have a new way of re
ferring to the payment of taxes
now. When a taxpayer hands in
his money over the sheriff's coun
ter, trey say he is "paying his as
sessment for the Lewis and Clark
Another $6,000 was sent ' to
the state treasurer by County Treas
urer Buchanan, Thursday, makiug
$12,000 in state taxes paid for
Benton since March 1st. Time
was a few years back, when the
amount already paid was , more
than enough to pay state taxes in
full, but now, it is only half enough
Iast gunday, Virgil Avery,
v aged 11, touched a match to the
bulb of an alcohol thermometer.
The boys do those things to see the
fluid inside rise, He has been con
fined at home ever since with in
jured eyes.' When the bulb sud
denly exploded, it is supposed that
the tender membraues of the eyes
were burned by the alcohol.' The
trouble is not believed to be ser
ious. The 10-year-old son. of Mr.
Jackson, residing on Major Bruce's
place south" ot town, attempted to
dig the smokeless powder out of a
22-calibre cartridge Wednesday.
Dr. Pernot dressed the wounds
which involved loss of the tips of
the-index finger and thumb on
one hand. A x2-year-old sister
who stood near when the explos
ion occurred received a fragment
of the shell in the wrist, but the
wound is only slight. The ac
cident might have been far more
serious, considering that the lad's
eves were intent on his work while
he gouged at the wder.
Latest war. news, London,
March 35 Thi correspondent of
the Daily Hammer at Niu Chwang
reports that he has heard" through
reliable sources at . An Pang that
the Japanese forces at Ping Yang
aidiicu uvcir lu ace 11 iiicrc
any Russians at Jay Whang.
when they got there, the report is
that there was not a Russian ia
sight. So, accerdiag tojanother re
liable rumprr seat in by vvirele-s
telegraphy fom 'Aunt Swaug via
the overland route to Ho Hang, so
it was expected that there would
be heavy fighting in the near fu
ture if not sooner at Pilee . Sang,
and that most Americans didn't
give a dang if they run the Rus
sians clear back to Ourang Outang.
7. t. 4 1.
Tte old Gaits' has Resumed" Operations
Pistol Shot Mystery. .
There U undoubtedly trouble
ahead for certain--S Oftrvallis boys,
whose doine " ia -.he f past have
THE SETTING-. HEN.- 'ii
She is m Demand in Preference to Arr
. ' tificial Brooders, r ' -
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.Oae of the? unsolvable v problems
of poultry men in the past has been
to -keep hens out: or - the. notion of
., b . , setting, and should thty fail lajthat.
more than once brought them into! . ., , , -, . .;'
.-- 4'Vt i ,v tOTdispel Thejdea of ducking, tying
public notice." ' It is not long ago
h-n some of these boys were
the courts as a result of behavior
that was humiliating to their pav
ents and disgraceful to themselves.
After that their conduct was com
paratively respectable for a time;
pel the idea of ducking, tying
la tA cr.rincr tn th . Ven rail, or
otoer means more or iess vicious.
It is different now. Theie are not
setting hens. -:' enough .-.--in
this locality to supply the demandt
Whether the hens refuse to set. as
a measure of retaliation for the in
WITH LITTLE BUGS.
AtV froduction of incubators, or wtaetn
iT,u. jOTii m,,, ; er they are subject to the charge
v"ZZluZS , which Roosevelt makes, involvin
1 ... , .i , . "! alleged "race suicide." it is not
gram wua iowiivihio iiavc "Jiium- ; .
Id each other in rapid succession certain,' Indeed the cause may
nf thf 'Tsible assumptions. It maybe that!?
with n the past two v weeks
Sunda evening, members
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gang wantonly insuiieu two yunuj
V n 1 . . 1 A V 1 ..
couples on College Hill, carrying i cf Huu" . a""u- "l "
their conduct so tar that'oae ot the J A 7 r ' . . -, ,,u
young men attacked discharged his In ,?nd. about CorvaJ.s. where
J . - ri 11 q 1 1 r v ti mnt-A rf an rKi prt than
revolver to let hi assailants know a -, - V i:
thathe wasprepared to defer.dh.mself !nbe-lnS hens are Purred
that he intended to do so. The par-j to wcabatow: Just . now among
ties assailed were molesting nobody, ' "r P0ftry facers there a good
and the insults heaped uon them ?eal ff borrowing oC . ting hens
were wanton and whoUy malicious. from f and many Ctgf
n 4.j are sent to the c mntry to be hatch-
HPraUie Lllf V 1 f t!IlLCVA L1AC uiauii, -
the gang is now making all kinds
(be steps of the students, for it was e chmg as remuneration for
a couple of college students on whom he.r ser- " was 8&
the indignity wis heaped by the this f k b? a Tl "l Y'
rowdies: The incident was not j maa that a car oad of setting hens
rUflWnt from a case in i wuulu wi"u ,cau M,C - ,u
ed on shares. I he usual arrange
ment is for the hen to receive halt
widely ditterent, trom a
which a college student from
that the once despised clucking hen
has finally acquired the respect due
her matronly instinct.
county was attacked by members
of the same gang, about a year ago
and his leg broken as a -result of
a fracas that followed. He was
compelled to leave coliege and nat- i
urally enough has never returned, j
In the past, these hoodlums have !
prosecution. For the sake of their
parents, in more than one instance,
the sentence of the court has been
much lighter than the offense de
manded. It appears, however,
that all these things have been in
vain, and that the gang proposes in
a spirit of pure hoodlumism to keep
up the practice of terrorizing and
n4.liaTTifa i -i en 1 1 11 nr rxvA&r xr ' T-itfWTk1
Mi 4.u 1 - iA-j- counter at a local establishment un
to read Lenience with these offen- j der. conduions that excited sus
ders is nonsense, promises are idle, ! P- .f Th? ladtwh t
aA rtWa V,a -hrA it's limit. 1 SeDted aild tQe thlS5 he bOUght
. . . 1 tiMtli ,t mprA c.-i fint nf miut o c tn in.
PAID LODGE DUES. '
With Family Heirloom A Town boy,
a Five Dollar Piece and an Officer.
A $5 gold piece with a history,
a juvenile lodge and several small-
I boy members of the. latter furnish
j ed the local police with a job in
' detective work this week. The
coin, smooth from use, and bearing
j the date of 1834 was paid over the
The parenceof these hoodlums must
expect the worst, for the public is
tired of the condition, and the offi
cers propose to end it.
They Flavor Batter now and Hake
it Taste Always the Same College J
They control the flavor of butter
now with what is , known to the
trade and dairymen as "'Butter
starters." The practice is an ev
olution that bacteriol gical inves
tigation has brought out, and many
a man who smacks his . lips over
the excellent taste of the" butter
that he is eating, does so in com
plete ignorance of the fact that in
it is a multitude of living " organ
isms.that makes his butter taste so
good.-' In fact the flavor -of all !
butter, good or bacL-as well as 'he
flavor ot cheese is the " consequence
of the presence of these organisms,
and in the. "butter starter." there:
is employed only material that has
always existed, but is now iutelli- j
gently direced by the superior and j
technical knowledge that men by!
nse of bacteriology have acquired.
"Butter starters" though but re- j
cently discovered in the East, has.;
already become an article of com-',
merce. It is put up m a bottle, the j
fluid containing multitudes ofa
single kind of organisms. A small j
quantity of the fluid is put in; the :
cream shortly before churning time. !
The fluid with its . multitudes of:
little living creatures gives the but-,
ter a desired flavor, , the result is !
always the same. Out at the college
they are experimenting with the
Vstarter" and persons who have
eaten the.hu ter produced by use
of the method, have nothing but
praise for the product. It fs cer
tain that.in time all butter manu
factured will have it's flavor con
Iro'lled in this way, instead of allow
ing the flavor to develop by chance
with half a dozen or more kinds ot
organisms entering into.the pro
duction as now- -
In the experiments at the college
Prof.- Pernot is endeavoring
to simplify the. present method for
use of "starters." so that dairymen
themselves may, instead of buying
the organisms in the market, pro
duce and perpetuate them, by some
system akin to the practice of the
housewife who gels her start of
yeas', and by methods known to
herself keeps it alive from day to
day, using it now and then for
All, over the store the new Spring things are crowd
ing iD. swiftly turning the perfect Winter store Into a
perlect Spring and Summer store. - ,
Beautiful Wash Goods .
Exquisite Spring Silks
Taffeta and Fancy Ribbons
Fancy Lace Hosiery: ;
Black Dres3 Goods
Plain and Fancy Veilings
New Allover Laces
Ladies' Belts. Latest styles
New Sorosis Petticoats ' 4
New Spring Trimmings : i
New: Kid Gloves.
We are showiqg thi3 Spring a larger and better stock
than ever before. At the first opportunity make a tour
of this store and you will find many beautiful things
to admire, at (
S L. KLINE'S,
. ' Regulator of Low Prices.
PAID BUT PART.
C. & E. Taxes Tender Made Sheriff
Burnett by Company's Lawyer-What;
ot the Balance?
Mrs. Annie E. Liggett, former
ly a resident of Philomath, died
February 29th at North Yakima
where she had lived a number of
years. Mrs Liggett was a pioneer
of the Willamette valley, having
crossed the plains in 1852. Her
maiden name was Annie Sleeth.
She married Joseph Liggett in 1853,
and together with her husband made
a home for themselves on Little
TnrkijiTiitit in PnlL- mnnh T.ntr
they lived successively in Linn and : T '
Benton counties. Her husband died
at North Yakima in 1S92. The
immediate cause of Mrs. Liggett's
death was a stroke of paralysis.
Five sons and daughters survive,
among whom are Leander N Liggett
of Priuville, a graduate of OAC.
The effort of the E. rail
road company to effect a reduction
of taxes in Benton, took shape
Wednesday, when attorneys of the
were i company appeared in the sherm"s
and j office and made a' tender of 'the
amount they held to be proporti
onate to the assessments of other tax
payers. The amount was $1 ,593. 15,"
and they proposed it should be in
full payment of the company's taxes
for the year. They were told by
Sheriff Burnett that he would not
accept the money in 'full " payment,
but that he would take it in part
payment. This they agreed tch and
the amount was" paid over, and
placed to the credit of the company.
The balance, according to the as-
terest the proprietor in 'he trans
action. He called the attention of
Chief Lane to the incident, and the(
latter set out on a stunt of discov
ery. After a day or two of patient
and effective investigation, he un
earthed these facts: The ancient
coin was an heirloom in one of the
families in towa, where it was high
ly prized and in whose possession
it had been for many years past. In
the family is a son of a dozen sum
mers or more, and he belonsed to
one of thejuvenile lodges, now very
popular and widely prevalent in
Corvallis. All sorts ot mysterious
ceremonies and awful secrets
among the things in vogue at the
lodges, the meetings of which tran
spire in old shacks, in barn lofts,
and in one case on top of the wood
in the family woodhouse.
In the lodge' in question, the pay
ment of dues in cash is one of the
features, and it was- in this : way
that the precious gold piece , found
its way out of the family bureau to
the lodge room, and thence through
various boyjhands over the counter
sessment aggregates over $200. The : of a local establishment in exchange
amount tendered ,foots up to about
what the company's taxes would
have been, if the raise in their val
uation had been proportionate to
the general raise, which was about
72 per cent. They express a wil
lingness to pay a proportion equal
to the general raise, but object to
their assessment as it stands, be
cause it is a raise of over. 130 per
. Nothing definite is yet known
as to when the funeral of the late
, Edward Rosendorf will take place.
The mother reached Philadelphia
Wednesday, and a telegram recei
ved in Corvallis that afternoon, an
uounced that she would leave Thurs
day on the return trip. Beyond this
brief dispatch, nothing has been
heard from her, and it is supposed
that she is now enroute home with
the remains. Efforts by wire to get
definite information as to when she
started have so far been resultless.
Reckoning, however, that she began
the homeward journey early Thurs
day,' the arrival in Portland should
be Monday night or earty Tuesday.
It is possible that the arrival may
be in time to catch Tuesday's West
side train out of Portland, , but this
is only conjecture. No funeral ar
rangements will be made, until the
wishes of the mother have been
ascertained, and this cannot happen
until she reaches Portland. .
It . is not known what the next
move of the company will be. It
is-supposed that the attorneys will
wait until the court attempts to sell
the property for the balance of taxes
and that then the sale will be enjoi
ned, and the matter be thereby lan
ded in the circuit court for adjudi
To the Voters of Benton County:
Acceding to the wishes of a larse
number -of patrons and friends of our
public schools, I submi' my name to the
voters of Benton county for the office of
county school superintendent.
Very -Respect fully,
S. I. Pratt.
Philomath, Oregon;, Mar. 7, igo4.
The contrast between the simplicity
of the old time entertainment and the
luxury and extravagance of today is no
where more strikingly presented than in
profusely illustrated article on "Modern
Banquets" in the Cosmopolitan for
March. Gorgeous dinners at which
guests dine on horseback, or in huge
Easter egss and kettles constructed for
the occasion in great ball rooms, ban
quets in cellars, and on roof gardens,
amid bowers, and flower banked grottoes
makeup a striking series of pictures
showing the mad rush for the novel
which the wealthy American host has
for some of the things that small
boys like to eat.
The famous Mahara's Ooeratic
Minstrels announced for one night
Tuesday March 14th; next is a . su-
-perb combination of all the best and
most popular features of opera
travesty, vaudeville, with the lar
gest and best colored chorus in
America. It is the climax of all
popular musical entertainments. It
abounds in ' catchy music, snappy
specialties, beautiful costumes, fun
ny comedians, novel dances, special
are I scenery, brilliant - electrical enect.
pretty girls, picturesque ensembles,
bewildering drillsjand all the latest
song hits of the East, . and many
new and original stage novelties.
The entire performance is' presen
ted by a metropolitan organization
of the foremost colored, singers,
comedians and specialty ' artistic of
the race in America. More bright
music, entertaining vaudeville num
bers and hearty laughing are crow
ded into two and one-half hours of
Mahara's -Minstrels than would
supply half a dozen of the average
musical farce comedies.
A GOLDEII 0PF0RT1I
Now is the time to think about
Chat Pair of Eyeglasses
You were to treat your eves to. Come
to me and-I will fit your eyes, guarantee
the fit, and will be here from 7 to 6 to
make good my guarantee.
The Jeweler and. Optician.
Close ab 6 p. m. except Saturdays.
THEY DISCUSS IT.
Bast way to rid Main Street of Ugly
The presence of a large quan
tity of water collected at the sides of
the business portion of Main street
has caused much speculation as to
tne best means of draining it away.
Six-inch glazed sewer pipes extend
the length of the street on either
side and it is covered to a depth of
three to six feet with coarse gravel.
The supposition was that the sur
face water of the street would drain
through the gravel and flow away
through the pipes. The plan worked
well for some years, but when there
was much traffic the gravel became
cemented and would not allow the
water to pass through. Removing
the cemented gravel and replacing
it with new was an expensive and
only- temporary relief. The phm
now inavor of draining the 'streets
is to place at intervals, vertical pipes
connecting with the underground
drainage, the surface openings to
be covered by grates.
See Nolan & Callahan's
gains for March.
.. For Sale.
Best Plymouth Rock or Brown Leghorn
cockrels or eggs. -
J. B. Irvine. CorvalGs.
Red cedar Star shingles at
mill, $1.6o per thousand.
Girl wants place to do housework.
Inquire at Times office.
f EMERY'S ART I
. , Soutlh Malo St., Corvallis, Ore.
Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
VO. A. G. ATHLETIC AND -SCENIC VIEWS. f
Art Calendars. Sofa Pillow Covers,
. And other Photographic Novelties.
-- For Sale.
Poland China -boar. 22 months old
subjct to register.
' 5 miles north of Corvallis.
. Buckboard for Sale.
This is a moderately heavy vehicle
with pole and will be sold cheap. Ap;
pip to J. D. Wells, court heuse, Corvallis.
Remember Nolan & Callahan's Rem
nant and Rummage sale will close Wed
nesday evening I'eb 23.
Wells, Windmills and Pumps.
I am- now prepared to do all iinds of
well, windmill and pump work. See me
before you have your work done. Send
orders to Simpson's Hardware store,
A. N. Harlan.
Vetch seed at Corvallis Flour Hills
ATTORNEY AT UW
JUSTICE OjF THE PEACE
Stenography and typewriting done.
Office ia Burnett brick CorraUU, Ore
Do you wish to choose from an elegant line
of Negligee Shirts, in plain, colored, figured, and
open work, for Spring wear ? Come in and see
a large assortment at .
75c. $1,00, $1.25, $1.56.
"Seeing' is believing."
We are closing out our All Wool Underwear
$1.50 Lamb's Wool, Extra Quality, for. $1.12
1.25 " " Guaranteed 88
Bargains also in Men's and lioys' Clothing.
A complete new line of Men's "Kingsbury'
Hats in all styles. -V.