The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, May 25, 1904, Image 3

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i AjV-rartJasmenta ts this column charged '.tor
M tbe rue ollS cent per line.
T 1. T." Hf,csn 1 Konir ante
doing business in town Monday.
Dr. George Ainslie and sister
are guests at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. John Smith. ,
Miss Addie Hecker, ot wells,
was the guest over Sunday of Miss
Ella King.
Miss Katherine Meiring, of
Salem, was the euest of Corvallis
friends the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldron of Ore-
con Citv. have been euests of
Corvallis friends this week.
Mr. Handy, of DesMoines Iowa is
a guest at the home of his cousin
Rev. Handsaker.-
Chittim peelers are much in
evidence now a days. Loads of them
pass through town nearly every 1
day,- bound for the neighboring
Henry Cummings and family
are to occupy the Denman resid
ence the coming year, during the
absence in Pittsburg of Mrs. Den
man and Miss Anna Denman.
The juvenile performers in the
late production of "Queen Esther"
enjoyed an outing Saturday after
noon with Mrs. I. K. btmth as
Mrs. Brunk and Miss Bessie
Danoemau returned Saturday from
attendance at the grand assembly of
the Rebekah lodge at Astoria. 1 hey
report the session a very success
ful and interesting one. and the at
tendance large.
Walter Bartges, the old O. P.
conductor, accompanied by his wife
has been a Corvallis visitor for
several days. They left Tuesday
for Philomath, and today are to
leave for their home in Ashland,
where Mr. Bartees is engaged m
the mercantile business.
Norns & Kowe s circus was
the attraction in Corvallis Friday. '
The huge tent, and the usual num
ber of side shows, were pitched on
the flat near the S. P. depot, and
there was a large attendance at
both the afternoon and evening
performances. The trained ani
mals did some splendid work, and'
this feature alone was worth the
price of admission.
All the second hand goods ava
, ilable abontlown have, been .rented
by the Adventists' for use in "v their
camps in Jobi addition during the
coming meetings. The grounds in
the western part of town are already
thickly dotted with 4ents, and 500
or more Dretnern ot tne taitn are
expected to be in attendance from
May 26th to June 5th.
George Wallace, the well
known section foreman, - who was
for several years in. charge of the
O. & C. section at Corvallis in the
old time, died on the 17th inst at
Silver Lake, Southeastern Oregon
His malady was heart disease. ' He
-was buried on the 19th at Silver
Lake. His wife was Miss Kittredge,
a Benton county girl, who with a
daughter, survive him.
In the College chapel on the
evening of May 28th, an entertain
ment in the lecture line will be
given under the auspices of the Y.
W. and Y. M. C. A. The speakers
of the evening are General Joubert
and Captain McDonnel, battle-
scarred heroes ol the Boer war.
The admission will be 35 cents,
and there is no doubt that the af
fair will be intensely interesting to
all who attend.
The Woodmen's steamboat ex.
cursion to Jsaieni Sunday was very
successful, and according -to
all accounts was very much enjoyed
by the excursionists. Two hundred
people, accompanied by the Corval
as cornet Dana lett down the river
at seven o'clock. At Albany a few
people joined the party, and still
others were taken aboard at Inde
pendence, at Buena Vista' and
when the Steamer Pomona pulled
into her dock at Salem -?oo souls
were aboard. The arrival at Salem
was at 11 o'clock, and the start for
the return trip was at four. It was
five minutes to twelvewhen Corval
lis was reached.
bam Moore, residing a mile
northwest of this city, and who
embarked in the fancy poultry
business less than a year ago, has
1000 young chickens now in his
poultry yards. These were hatch
ed in incubators, and are thrifty
ana gooa rustlers. Mr. Moore in
tends, next year, to have 2,000
broilers ready for the Lewis &
Clark fair, and in case the latter is
not opened for another year, as
some people predict, he will try to
. have 4.000 young chickens ready
for the hungry visitors who will be
in Portland for the big event, Mr,
Moore pins Us faith to the fancy
poultry business, and thinks there
is a fortune in it for the person who
goes about it in the proper way.
A Few Suggestions as to Present and
. Future Prices.
"The season for peeling chittim
bark has arrived and the : output
this year ' promises to. be larger
than usual, as scores of men, wom
en and children are bard at work
in the region where chittim trees
abound. A special and peculiar
knife has been invented for peeling
this bark and is for sale by some
dealers in this city. It has a stout
straight blade, with a broad, sharp
end, which greatly facilitates the
starting of the sheet of bark from
the limbs, after it has been slit
I down one side by a small blade
projecting at right angles from the
back of the main blade. ; The price
to be paid for chittim bark this
season is 3 1-2 to 4 cents per porin.i.
which is not so much as ought to
be paid, but is a slight ' advance on
the old price of 3 cents, for which
tons have been sold. A ' settler
who lives in the vicinity of a grove
of chittim trees and has a -large
tamily can make quite an addition
to his income by gathering the
bark as his family can render as
sistance in peeling and drying it.
There is no diminution in the de
mand for the bark, wh ch is an Ex
cellent physic, and still retains its
good qualities which induced the
Francescan Brothers of early days
to give it the name ot cascara sa
grada," sacred bark. Probably
some day wheu chittim trees have
become scarcer, the bark will bring
a higher price." Oregonianr1 .
In parts of Benton and Lincoln
counties any news -concerning- the
chittim business is read with much
interest at this time, being the
opening of the peeling season. Still,
the enterprising reporter, in his
zeal to give the readers of his
newspapers the mental food which
they wish to sample, ought to of
fer that which is true to name. The
statement in the above clipping as
to the price to be paid for bare this
season, is doubtless an assumption
merely. It may be said that the
market has, as yet, scarcely opened
up, and while there is no. disposi
tion to discourage the , wisdom of
any reporter, it is indeed a wise
person who can state - wifi assur
ance ot the Uregonian reporter,
that ''the pr'.ce to be paid for chit
tim bark this season is 3 1-2 to 4
cents." The tact is. that this
early in the season Corvallis deal
ers are paying 5 cents per pound
for ehir;Lrn bark,". X, ... .
It seems likely that an unusual
amount of bark will be placed on
the market this season owing to
the relatively, high price of
year. This, together with the
possibility of buyers entering into
a compact to hold the price down,
constitutes the sole basis for the
assumption that the price will be
low this season, Bark peelers un
derstand that they cannot know
beyond doubt what the price, will
approximate, but among the in
fluences which would naturally give
the commodity an upward tenden
cy, is, hrst, that there is no ade
quate substitute for medical pur
poses; that 11 is becoming scarce
while the demand, by physicians
and others is increasing; that the
bark may be preserved indefinitely
and that there might be a dispos
ition to purchase a greater supply
than there is needed for immediate
use, and thus in a measure prepare
for the time when it shall be diffi
cult to obtain fresh supplies at any
price; and lastly these conditions
being understood, the speculator
not heretofore a purchaser,, may be
expected to see that the commodity
is not sold to any combination of
dealers at a price much below that
of last season. It is commonly be
lieved that within a short term of
years chittim bark will reach a
figure compared with which last
year's prices shall appear insigni
ficant. ' -
Faithful Eog Killed by. Cougar While
: Defending a Child. - ,
The narrow escape of a child from
the jaws of a famished cougar, the
fatal encounter of a faithful dog
which essayed to defend his .child
companion and the final death of the
monster wild animal , and the : con
necting details, constitute a thril
ling story of pioneer life,' the scene
of which is near the line of Benton
and Lincoln counties, in ;the Fall
creek settlement." .
Eckley Beals is arancher who
resides with his wife " and several
children on Digger creek, a tribu
tary which empties into the " Alsea
a short distance above the mouth of
Fall creek. A few days ago while
the older children were ' at school
and the father was away from home
1 small child scarcely able to talk
wandered a short; distance from
home accompanied by a large and
savage old dog. Subsequent events
rendered it conclusive that the little
tot and the dog unknowingly ap
proached near to where a large
cougar lay in wait to pounce upon
its prey, which . in all . probability
would have been the child had not
the dog seen and attacked the ani
mal. Upon its . return home-the
little one gave an indistinct account
of the attack by the dog upon some
thing and of the disappearance of
the contestants down into a deep
canyon. . However, not much im
portance was at the. time attached
to the child's narrative. i
This happened on Friday 'f and
on Sunday the family had begun to
feel, uneasy respecting the where
abouts of the dog, more especially'
as Mrs. Beals remembered to have
heard the dog howl as if in distress,
the previous Friday, but at the time
supposed that some person had
struck, the animal. However, no
search was immediately made. .
Sunday afternoon while on his
way to Sunday school Mr. Beals
found the remains of a sheep cover
ed with leaves and fern. This cir
cumstance convinced him that a
cougar was in the neighboroood,
and he notified Otto Dieckhoff , who
with other persons and his dogs
went out to hunt down the varmint.
In a short time the dogs came upon
a large cougar- which essayed to
fight the dogs bat was presently
compelled to seek safety in a tree
Upon the hunters arrival the animal
came down to battle with : the dogs
and if possible make his escape
But the dogs understood their .busi
ness and the cougar was speedily
treed again, and several shots
brought the animal to the ground,
last dead.
The cougar was a very large one
but in poor condition. His stomach
however, was abnormally distended
as a result of his recent gorge. The
animal was conveyed to Mr. Dieck
hoff' s home where the. cougar, the
hunting party and the dogs were
photographed by Mrs. Dieckhoff.
. All the circumstances led to the
belief that the Beals dog had been
killed by this cougar. . Search was
made in the vicinity of the Beals
house, and down in the canyon in
dicated by the child, the remains of
the dog were found. Only the head
and the , larger bones of the body
Thursday and Friday Evening Pro
grammes Close of Institute.
At the Opera House Friday ev
ening an immense audience crowd
ed and jostled and hurried to gain
admission in order to listen to the
musical programme that was sched
uled as a feature of. the . institute
week. Not a seat was left, and
many people were standing when
the first number : on the program
was given by the OAC orchestra.
Following this. Ruthyn Turney
rendered one of his own excellent
compositions with splendid effect.
being accompanied by Prof. Good-
nough. Another number by the
orchestra was followed by a .-solo
Dvuttof. L tlerse, who was
called back for still another song.
The orchestra was again cheered.
and , Prof. Goodnongh followed
with a : splendidly rendered piano
number, being obliged to respond
to an encore. A final selection was
then given by the orchestra and
the ladies'.- chorus sang "'Annie
Laurie," as the closing number.
The entire program was meritor
ious and has since been the subject
of much complimentary discussion
about town. . -.
Friday evening a crowded house
greeted lieorge L. raul, who was
on the institute program to give
Corvallis people a treat in elocu
tionary work. The program' was,
selection, OAC orchestra; , "The
Uncle," George L. Paul; dumb
bell drill, Philomath College; music
orchestra; "Ostler Joe," George
L. Paul; club swinging, Mr. Betz;
"The Tell Tale Heart," George L.
Mr. Paul appeared to advantage
in each of his numbers, and did not
disappoint in the least, the ex
pectations of his many friends. The
program throughout was well rend
ered and thoroughly enjoyed by
all present. :
Ule Sclli $oro$i$
Look Here.
I have a good stock ranch for sale two
hundred and ninety five acres with un
limited outrange, a small bouse and
also a small orchard. This place-is in
the Belknap settlement one half mile
from postoffiue, six miles from Monroe,
four miles from Bellfountsin, 1
miles from church. Price to suit pur
chaser. Enquire of
A. W. Hawlev,
Pathmark. . -
16 hands high; weight, 1,200; dark
bay; Pathmark will make the season
from the 13th of Anril in Corvallis.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, of each
weeK. ine rest 01 me time . at Jesse
Brown's twelve miles south of Oervallis
Pathmark .0382, Record sired by
Pathmont 2:09 X sired of Pathmark 2:11
Bell air a-H dam Juliet 2-22 by
Tybolt 2-27 ; sires of the dam -of Volo
2-20. Tybolt was by Altamont, 3,600.
dam Nellie Kohler by Mike. Biro of the
second dam of Klamath, 2-07 14. Terms
1 15, $20 and 25. Good pasture free of
charge for mares from a distance. Will
net be responsible for accidents. . -Jesse
i , ,. , ' . I Poland China boar.
Painting and Paper Hanging. Lwt , ?,.
All orders promptly filled. Phone
. 05. Samuel Kerr.
Wanted. -
AgirLto do general housework
on larm. uiara M. .Harding.
R. F. D.-No. 1.
In Answer to Challenge,
Prof. S. I. Pratt, '
Philoma'h, Oregon. ' ' 2
My Dear Sir:
Your letter of May oth. in
which you as an "independent canT
didate" for school superintendent
ot Benton county, Oregon, chal
lenge me to a joint canvass, receiv
ed, in reply to the same, permit
me to say that the canvass of Ben
ton county tor the - candidates, on
the republican ticket, in this cam
paign is in tile, hands of the chair-?
man of the republican county cent
ral committee. I have, therefore,
turned your letter over to him for
his consideration. You will no
doubt, receive his reply in due
time. His decision in this matter
will determine my course.
Very respectfully,
Geo. W. Denman. :
Sorosis Sights are visions of
sightliness. ; No -mere word-1
jingle that, but the expression
of stylish-loving women every !
where. And ; its truth will
will impress you startlingly
when you. let your eyer glad
den at the sight we've assem
bled for today.
Such style of cut every
latest effect with . shapely
yoke and proper . flare the
straight - front- without a
Such quality of material! The rustling richness of
silk itself is i-i this mercerized sateen. '
Such frillf ul fancies in the trimming?, ruffles and
tuck?, sherrisgs and plaits, render irresistable the
dantine of Sorosis.
' But it's the price that makes this sale significant
to the thriftiest among you.
C Isn't this f conomy figuring? Prices $1, 1.25, 1.50,
2, 2.50 up to 5. " : - :
Regulator of Low Prices.
Cbipman's Kcmmercial
New Room,
New Furnishings,
Everything Complete.
. Inquire of John F.
ty clerk's office.
Goats for Sale. L--'
Iryin at the coun-
For Sale.
First class cedar posts for sale. In-
qaite of ' . v .
B. F. Ireland & Bro,
Corvallis R F D No. 2
A Business Chancs.- "'
Any person dssirous of making asy
money through the excusive , sale by
counties of the most useful tool etrer in
vented, can secure such an opportunity
by a small investment. See W, H. Mc
Comas at Occidenttl Hotel.
The Rummage booth will be - full of
bargains, ''
! . "
Our sample line of swell tailor made
summer clothing is now in. OAC Press
ing CO.
Go to Blapkledjie's for window shades
' Don't forget tonight famous Hazel
wood ice cream at Miles Starr's;
Bricks of ice cream can be ordered at
Miles Starr. Be sure and get the famous
Hazel wood ice cream. -
- "Nolan & Callahan's new spring stock
is now complete in all departments.
- 53053 Fanion 34473.
Imported black Fereherpn stallion
win make the season of 1904 as follows,
Hon., Toes, and Wed., Farmers Barn,
Corvallis; Thuer., McFadden Farm,
Brace; Fri. and Sat., Monroe: : Terms.
$15, the season, S 20 to insure.
T. K. Sawcett, Owner.
Corvallis, Ore.
For Sale.
22 months old
Alfred Bicknell,
5 milea north ol Corvallis.
Hazelwood ice cream is the famous
pare kind that melts in your month, and
tastes better than any other.
Dont miss the living pictures May 2 j.
Found. ',
A ladies black serge jacket. Owner
can secure same at Starr's confectionary
store. '
The drill of national ' flowers Friday.
For Sale
First class, second growth r wood of
uniform length, no round sticks. Guar
anteed 128 cubic feet per cord. Leave
orders at P. M. Zierolf.
D. S. Adams.
Have your fortune told
renowned gypsy. -.
by Zingara,
See Blackledge's fine couches.
We make : Special rates to families.
Corvallis Steam Laundry. Cftil up Main
Carnival May, 25, 26 and ''27 at the
Opera House.- Admission 10 cents.
Bamboo furniture at Blackledge's new
South Main St., Corvallis, Ore.
Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture
1 - -
Art Calendars, ' Sofa Pillow Covers,
And other Photographic Novelties.
' Blcakledge keeps all kinds of table
At Zierolf a Alfalfa, ' Red -Clover,
White Clover, Timothy, Orchard, Vetch,
Rape Dwarf Essex and all other kinds of
garden seeds.
Look for the name Crouee & Braade
ger on your spring suit. ,
Jop loupd SI?o?s por T)ei
:': v. I'-'- &
vv ew Spring Style
fXi -J- $3.50
(piSs. Unexcelled in style, mater-
' fcH, 1 ial and workmanship. Absolute -
l ly guaranteed in every particu-
"Special in Men's Spring Suits.
Every and in fact ever) thing in this
Stitch : suit is perfect.
and it certainly does to try on one of them means
good-bye tailor, and money saved. Come Ift
and be convinced now!
CorvaJlis, Oregon.