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A PiRlt to the Death, Maybe Sops of
Wheat 72. -
' William CreeS left yesterday
for Portland whither he goes for
Mrs. E. A. Wilkins entertain
ed a number of lady friends Thurs
J. M. Nolan returned yester
day from a business trip to Portland.
S. N. Wilkins left yesterday
for Portland where is to be a 'taem
ber of a class of embalmers that is
to undergo an examination today,
before the State Board of Health.
... The next debite in the Gatch
cup series takes place in college
chapel this, Saturday 'evening. It
will he between teams from the
Sorosis and JefFersonian societies.
James Guier, recently bound
over to the circuit court on a charge
of rape, was arrested . yesterday on
a bench warrant issued by Judge
Hamilton and his bond increased
to $1,000. His former bond was
h- T. Harris, speaker of the
Oregon house of representatives,
and a formidable candidate for the
republican nomination for congress
in this district, was in town yester
day. He left at noon for points
down the Westside.
Six hundred and eighty five !
pounds was the weight of a huge
Berkshire sow purchased the other
day at the Lilly meat market. The
porker was from the college and
was two years old. The carcass
was mammoth in proportions and
attracted much attention.
W. H. Hiaes, of Pattonsburg,
Davis county, Missouri, writes,
asking information as to the where
abouts of his brother, J. B. Hines.
who was iormerly a resident of
Corvallis. A letter for the missing
brother accompanying the request.
can be had by calling at the local.
- Frot. A. C Schmitt, who has
served so acceptably as supply for
Miss Chamberlin in the department
of German and history at the col
lege has r-signed his place, his re
signation to take effect on the 24th,
inst. Prof. Schmitt is a son-in-law
Of the late Judge Flinn, , whose
death made a vacancy in the presid
ency of the First National bank at
Albany. Cashier - Langdon has
been elected to the position, and
Prof. Schmitt has been elected to
the cashiership. -
Creffield, the Holy Roller apos
tle, is wanted by Portland officers
Tesse Spencer' barber shop is
again suffering from an invasion of
cockroaches from the old restaurant
building, and it seems unlikely that
there is enough grease and phos
phorus in the town to arrest the
influx. By placing small quanti
ties of these ingredients combined,
at various stations on the runways
of the bugs. Mr. . Spencer has in the
past been reasonably successful in
poisoning them. After partaking
of the grease and phosphorus, the
cockroaches swell up and die from
heartfailure, and in the dark their
corpses glow with the brilliancy of
a lightning bug..
It shjuld be stated also that Mr.
Spencer supplemented this1 method
of 6ghting the cockroaches, by ex
treme vigilance and activity - upon
his own part. . When he saw a
stray bug racing along the wall or
across.ihe floor, he immediately at
tacked it in person and the ferocity
with which he would . throw chairs
and men and other things out of
the way, in order to -each and pur
sue his prey, is doubtless ore of the
principal observations which, led to
a recent promulgation of the scien
tific fact that a man does not always
see snakes when he has the delirium
tremens. A little more profound
consideration ot Spencer's case,
however, would have as certainly
disclosed another scientific fact,
namely, that a man may not be
suffering from delirium tremens al
though all the symptoms are pres
The latest invasion of the barber
shop by cockroaches is occasioned
by an extensive raising ot floors
and tearing down of - partitions in
the old restaurant building adjoin
ing and the tonsorial parlors afford
even a richer field than prev
iously, for scientific investigation.
Here it is readily proven that
sane man's realities may be to him
what hallucinations are to the
The bugs have eaten up all of
Spencer's poison and the horde of
invaders seems not to have been in
the least repulsed. Friends are not
disposed to attach as much impor
tance to the circumstance as the pro
prietor does. At first they assisted
turn in a desultory manner, but. so
many became mained by the misdi
rected efforts of Spencer that they
finally deserted him to a man. When
he found that he would be compel
led to wage the warsingle-handed,
bpencer addressed a tew words, in
the nature of an appeal, to tire last
'departing " comrade. "I expect,
said he, "to die, if need be, in de-
tense ot my Ulinee, and it this re
sult should ensue, I hope the boys
will rescue my poor mangled corpse
from these ghoulish varmints." He
might have said more, but at that
moment a brigade of cockroaches
swarmed through a crack in an un
expected quarter. Razors beganto
Decision in College Debate Amicitiaas
"J ".won The 'Argument- -
' In a debate in - College" chapel
Thursday sight, three Amichian
society bays proved to ' the satis
faction of the judges that, the pro
posed primary nominating ' law
Peelers-Watching he Market So
Dealers A big Sale. -
Chittim, and what its price will
be this season is a subject of wide
! cbuiecture now. Dealers figure on
ought not to be adopted tn Uregon. ,.- y peelers discuss k, and onlookers
The question was."; "Resoiv-ed that i wonder about it. It is said to be
the proposed primary nominating the standard topic of conversation
over in Alsea. It Is almost a head
quarters for .' chittim, over , there,
Wade Malone having bought 96,
000 pounds, or about, ten carloads
of bark last season. ,- The amount
represents only a part of the Alsea
product, large quantities having
been, hauled and sold to Monroe
and Corvallis buyers.; : The average
price paid by M r. Malone, includ
ing the low price of the earlier and
law should be rejected." In sum
ming : up their arguments. - the
boys laid down these propositions;
1st. it's success in other states
has been extremely doubtful. r
2nd. It increases factional strife
thereby weakening parties. ,
3rd. It costs too much and this
cost is unfairly distributed
' 4th. Portland would be too pow
erful in state politics.
5m. ucxer canaiaaies wm uw jancy figures ot the later season,
be secured. ' was 8 cents, makine the amount
6th. The wealthy man has a ' paid out by him for the baik about
7th. The winning nominee may
represent but a small minority;
8th. The office holder is no
longer directly responsible to a
therefore be greater.
10th, Instead of weakening boss-
ism it would give him v greater and
more dangerous power. v
The debate was between the
Amicitians and Philadelphian liter-"
arv societies. The subiect. on both
sides was handled in a manner
highly creditable to the speakers,
to the society they represented,
and the institution in which they
are students. Each speaker had
fifteen minutes of time, and the
leader of each team had five min
utes for closing. The Amicitia
team was, Horace Biodie, leader.
David Hirstel and A. S. Wells.Kall
Portland boys. The Philadelphian'
speakers were,. H. C. Darby, lead-
Elmer Rawson and Clarence
Beaver. Darby and Beaver are
Marion county boys, and Rawson
hails from the vicinity of Vancouv
er. The judges were, Tot. bbaw,
Prof. Berchtold and Prof. Skelton.
The decision was by unanimious
vote of the judges
on a criminal cnarge tnai rne ure- tiv -Mh uncertain aim. and rhodnor
gonian says will likely land him m closed beVmd Snencer-s last hone of
the penitentiary. The charge is
made by B. E. Starr, whose wife is
named in the complaint. The alle
gations seem to be that under the
cloak of religion the scoundrel was
a betrayer. The Times always
held him up as a fraud, and was
criticised for it. Its position is
a faithful ally.
Latest reliable reports from the
seat of war are to the effect that
Spencer is battling manfully and
j holding his own, although the shop
is said to be a total wreck. An en
couraging circumstance is .' that
mends prevailed upon Charley
more tnan vmoicatea oy tnereveia- j Small to operations in res
Uons m the Portland courts, where building in- the hope that
it is the statement that he is liable '
to a dozen charges of the sort. The 1
scamp is in hiding;
While Oral Davidson and Carl
Steiwer, two students were practi
cing basket ball Tuesday afternoon,
they came together in such a man
1 ner that the tatter's head stuuck the
cheek bone of Davidson inflicting a
severe fracture. The bone was
broken inwardly, but the parts were
sucessf ully drawn to place by a phy
sician. The proximity ofjthe wound
to the eye rendered study impossible
and Mr. Davidson on Thursday
went to his home at Harrisburg.
While iie is likely to recover speed
ily from the injury, it is said that
he will not return to school this
year. The young man has been un
fortunate in experiencing consider
able illness the present year.
The mail via the new morning
and evening route from Albany ar
rived yesterday morning. It com
prised a heavy newspaper mail, in-'
eluding Portland evening papers,
Valley papers and a large budget of
eastern mail. A large Portland let
ter mail was also a part of the con
signment. The whole aggregated
almost two-thirds of the mail that usu
ally arrives at noon andthat consign
ment was correspondinglv reduced.
The arrangement relieves the heavy
congestion always on when all the
the mails of the day poured in at
the local office afmidday, and gives
the office force opportunity to han
dle the mails with greater facility
and dispatch. The departing mail
in the evening closes at six o clock.
The arrangement, as it becomes
more and more understood will con
tinue to grow in favor. '
the migration thence will subside
and at least afford Spencer a chance
to recover his wind and spit on his
Wells, Windmills and Pumps.
I am now prepared to do all lands
well, windmill and pump work.. See me
before yon have your work done. Send
orders to Simpson's Hardware store.
A. N. Harlan.
- For Sale.
veicn, speuz, umoiny ana rye grass
seed. Poland China hogs. Shropshire
sheep. One fresh milk cow, a pair of
large geese, a pair of turkeys or trio,
two-hone feed power in 1 mining order.
Timothy and veteh straw bright from
To the Voters of Benton County:
Acceding to the wishes of a large
number of patrons and . friends of our
public schools, I submit my name to the
voters of Benton county for the office
county school superintendent.
S. L Pratt
Philomath, Oregon, Mar. 7, 1904.
117,000. Mr. Malone expects that
as much bark as was peeled last
year will be available in Alsea again
this season. ;; -: -
- it is generally believed that the
bark will never drop again to the
9th. Corruption in office would jiow figures of former times. Wheth
er however, prices will soar again
as they did last year, is a ' question
that only the - future can answer.
No dealer 'offers to contract at any
figure. He couldn't contract if he
would, because, after the experience
of last year no peeler would be like
ly to contract if he could. Every
thing connected with the subject
of price is conjecture. It is said
that there is enough of the bark in
Eastern warehouses to supply the
world's demand for five years. It
is also related that when . the prices
went skyward in the United States
last summer that large quantities of
the bark that had previously been
shipped from this ' country to
London were reshippedtoNew York
and that immense profits were real
ized in the transaction. It is also
declared that a large San Francisco
firm which has been the chief Pa
cific Coast operator in cascara in
the past, has purchased large areas
I of chittim land in Clark County,
J Washington,' aud with an army of
SPRING FAB IIGS;
. r All over the store the new Spring things are crowd
ing in. swiftly turning the perfect Winter store into a
perfect Spring and Summer store.
The winners laid considerable j employes is to do its own peeling
For Sale. .
Poland China boar. 22 months old
subject to register.
5 miles north ot Corvallis.
Remember Nofan & Callahan's Rem
nant and Rummage sale will close Wed
nesday evening Feb 33.
stress on the proposition that a
boss would have equal if not great
er power under the proposed law
than is possible under the conven
tion system. The boss .and his
friends are, they contended, organ
ized, and at any time can concen
trate their whole strength on, and
nominate a given candidate. Their
opportunity to do this will be en
hanced, because with ' numerous
candidates 'the opposition will have
its strength divided, and the bosses J
candidate be nominated, and that
perhaps by a minority. The boys
read extracts from' newspapers pub
lished where the law bad been tried
to prove their contention. - The
negative disputed the - contention,
however, and insisted : that the
adoption of the system would elim
inate boss rule. ,' ;
The affirmative also contended
that the system had not been suc
cessful in other states, and that its
tendency was to eliminate' poor
men as candidates fof office. In
order to succeed in their candidacy
they urged that candidates had to
begin their campaign far ahead of
nominating time, and had to use
money in order to get voters to the
polls, and that this . fact gave
wealthier men an advantage as
candidates. The negative urged
thaf its indifferent success in other
states was because" the law there
is defective, while the proposed
Oregon law is perfect.
The affirmative held up the added
expenses ot the system as a fatal
objection to it. If the proposed law is
better it must be enough better than
the present system to make up for
the added cost, they said. If it promi
ses to be just as good but no better
than the present system, then the
added expense condemns it. If it
is not as , good as the present
system then every consideration
as well as the item of greatly
increased expense calls - . 'loud
ly for its rejection. Then they pro
ceeded to show that the expense for
merely nominating candidates would
be fully as mtrch as the cost of an
election, or, in other words," that
if the law should be adopted the cost
of electing county and state officers
would be simply doubled. To this
argument, the negative made no
answer. .. -
With much force the negative
maintained that the proposed law
would be in line with progress, and
tended to place in the hands of the
people more complete power in the
nomination of candidates to office.
They contended that the present
system has been outgrown, and in
sisted that the operation of the. law
in Minnesota, in Cleveland and
other large cities of the West had
been attended with beneficial results.
Some of the speakers manifested
a grace and ease of speech far above
what might have been expected from
boys of their years. They also
showed a mental grasp of the sub
ject most pleasing to their auditors
I and creditable to themselves
. Beautiful Wash Goods
Exquisite Spring Silks .
Taffeta and Fancy Ribbons
Fancy Lace Hosiery
Black Dress Goods
Plain and Fancy Veilings
New Allover Laces V
Ladies' Belts. Latest styles
New Sorosis Petticoats
New Spring Trimmings
New Kid Gloves.
We are showing this 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 - v '
S, L. KLINE'S,
Regulatorrof Low Prices.
this season. All these things are
cited as signals that show that sky
prices are not likely to he in yogue
again this season.
On the other hand, there are
signs that point in a different dir
ection. The well known Wilhelm
firm at Monroe, which bought im
mense quantities pf bark at, top
figures in the latter part of last sea
son closed out the remainder of its
holdings a couple of weeks ago at
figures that are said to have brought
the firm out even if not more than
even on the season's business. What
these figures were, nobody knows.
They are placed by good guessers
at 16 cents, or more. . The lot com
prised three carloads, and the trans
action involved $10,000 or more.
This transaction leads many to be
lieve that if there is now a five
years' supply of bark in Eastern
warehouses, the holders of it pro
pose to have a price that will still
leave a handsome figure for the
peelers who are going to market
bark this season. -
Another statement of interest is,
that at the present time the top
New York price for chittim for de
livery the coming season is about
10 to 11 cents, and that a small
amount could be contracted on that
basis, which would mean nine or
ten cents in Corvallis. There is al
so excellent authority for the state
ment that recently m New York
City the bark could be purchased
in any quantity at 15 cents, deliv
ered free of charge to . the buyer.
This was old bark, and of course,
lighter than when it originally went
on the market. -
A large number of Lincoln coun
ty peelers passed through Corval
lis a few days ago, enroute to the
vicinity of Chehalis, Washington,
where chittim trees are said to
A GOLDEN OPPORTUMIT Y. I
Now is the time to think, about
Cbat Pair of Eyeglasses 4
You were to treat your eyes to. Come j
to me and I will fit your eyes, gnarat tee jt
the fit, and will be here from 7 to 6 to v&
make good my guarantee.
E. W. S. PRATT, j8
V The Jeweler and Optician. $t
Close at 6 p. m. except Saturdays. -fa
EMERY'S: : ART ; STUDIO.
South Main St., Corvallis, Ore.
Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
O. A, C. ATHLETIC
Art Calendars.- Sofa Pillow Covers,
And other Photographic Novelties.
For White Plymouth Rock Eggs
Call on or address. W. A.- Bates, at
Corvallis Flooring Mills, Corvallis, Or.
Ona setting, 75 cents; a settings, $1.25
Vetch seed at Corvallis Hour Hills
' ' ...
Seventh Day Adventlets.
will bold regular service at S, D. A,
Hall East Main street between Wash-
lDgtonjmd Adams streets each Sabbath
or Saturday, as follows: Sabbath scbooi
at 2 p. m., Bible study 3 p. m.
Preaching as announced from time to
time. - ;
Rev. P. j. Cole,
Invaluable for Rheumatism.
I have been suffering for the past fern
years with a severe attack of rhenmatis t
and found that Ballard's Snow linimen-
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faction and tended to alleviate my pains-
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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, $1.50.
"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 Boys' ClothJng.
A complete new line of Men's 'Kingsbury"
Hats in all styles. ' '