LOCAL LORE. i fcilTSTtlWincnts in ttta column chanted for M thetateofli ceou per line. Miss Starr of Portland is visit ing relatives in this city. " "The annual meeting of the OA C regents occurs July 20th " Mrs. James Bier left yesterday for a week's visit with friends at Bruce. ' Miss Luella Van Cleve went to Tangent Friday for a brief vis it. Miss Bessie Shobe of Oregon City, has arrived for a visit at the Chipman home. Mrs. Charles Elgin of Salem, arrived yesterday, and is a guest at the Elgin home. ML-s Thia Johnson of this city left for Kings Valley yesterday for a two weeks visit with Miss Ethel Price. Mrs. J. W. Howard and son, left Monday for Eastern Oregon, after spending the winter in Cor vallis. Miss Agnes Watt returned to herhome in Portland Monday after a week's visit with Miss Helen Holgate. Miss her home spending CHANGES AT THE COLLEGE La'e Methods of Electric Wiring Being Installed. A SUMMER SCHOOL. For Both Pnpils and Teachers Tartar Will Conduct One. Prof. Mae Smith returned to in Salem Sunday after Commencement week with Miss Mary Sutherland. W. I,. Sharp received the check warrant of $3,000 in favor of the children of the late James W. Dunn who was a member of the K. O. T. M. Dr. L. G. Altman and family, who have been respected residcn of Corvallis for many years, areto leave the latter part of July for Sa lem, to reside. Mrs. Thos. Callahan' and her mother, Mrs. Burnett left yesterdey for Portland to attend the Annual Pioneers' Re-union in that city. They will return the last of the week. The result of the voting contest for the silk flag is as follows: O. A. C, 1774; Public School, 1426: Fireman, 995; Knights of Pythias; 9951 Woodmen of the World, 199; Rebeccas, 214. A well is being dug and a new house is being built iu the D. C. Rose orchard. The building is to lA n tms r- r .ici .3 r-f nr n . r r .,"11 Vva occupied by Mr. Rose and family this autumn.. Work on it is to begin in the near future. The stringing of the wire be tween Corvallis ahd Philomath, via the Independent system, was com pleted at 10 o'clock Monday evening The line was expected to be in working order by Saturday evening, but delays were encountered that ' prevented. Communication. will probably be established. today. Invoicing incident to a change in ownership in the J. D- Mann fur niture store, begins tomorrow morning. The process will require a few days, after which the estab lishment will be conducted by Hol lenberg & Cady, mention of whose purchase of the establishment was made in a recent issue of the Times The Village Improvement so ciety wishes to make public, ac- 1 1 1 . C it. . .1 . . " - - c ,Kuuwicuumcui ui iuc . uurauuu :. ui 'itie.'c ta their funds, trie iiet -nrrv 1 rp(!s at . the entertainment o-iven . . Hinder the auspices of the" depart- ' "teems-of elocution and vocal, music ifct the College chapel on ' the even ing of 13U1 inst,.: We wish especial ly to tender oor .thaHks -to Miss Crawford and Mrs. Green for the "generous gift and" to President Gatch. ; ' Sewer flushing was in prog ress, all day Monday. The Van . Buren,' . main, which was not con ' nected for flushing purposes until recently, received its maiden in voice of city water on that day. All 1 - the . older laterals were likewise : ' given a thorough washing. In the - case, of a few of the new laterals connections with the water system are not yet complete, but they will be in a few days, and then they will receive prompt and periodical , flushing. Special acknowlegment is of f ered in behalf of the Christian Mission- ary Alliance of New York, for the ' generous gift of $600 recently sent by Mrs. Louisa Crees, trustee in be half f the late Mrs. Rebecca Kelly who passed away about two years ago, leaving property The members of the engineering staff at the college have been en gaged tor several days in changing the system of electric wiring. ';'. The old system is what is known as the direct current, it being changed in to the alternating current system, Under the old reeime Ihere was a diop'of 25 per cent, in in the transmission from the power station which is near the , Mechan ical hall to Cauthorn hall, , while as now arranged the loss is very small instead of the bare copper wire which was in use ; insulat ed wire of a much smaller diameter is used. The alternating System is used tor lighting the other for power " transmission. As now installed the change from the one to the other may be expected without so .much as stopping the machines while the economy of power thus made is of considerable importance. The de velopment .of the alternating system and modern methods of insulation is what has made possible ' tbe transmission ot electric " power for long distances, and hence the utili zation of the wafer power even though it be situated many miles from the city where such power may be necessary. The change is made at the col lege in order that the apparatus there may be in . accord -with the modern practice, where many young men seek training in that branch of technical education. Prof. Tartar, of the Corvallis public schools, will probably con duct a summer . school again this vaca ion, He has planned to open a term on the 5th of July, and con tinue it for six weeks. He will give a vacation of a month before and a month afterward, before the regu- l' ""u" :tr 'fell term of school opens. The parents, who desire conditions and failures removed in order that pu pils may be fully prepared to enter a higher grade, . and move along with the regular classes at the be ginning of the autumn term. It is also desired to make preparation for taking examinations for certifi cates. .The plan was tried last; va cation time, and it was so favorably received that.Prof. Tartar had -all the pupils he could handle. The public school pupils will only be taught during forenoons, and the afternoons will be devoted to coach ing . teachers. Next Monday after noon Prof. Tartar will be at the public school building from one to four, where any who desire terms, information or advice can find him. The opportunity is a very favorable one for either pupils or teachers who need good coaching in order to have a fair start with the coming vear's work. ' FOR THE FOURTH. THE CHORUS BANQUET. THE CREFFIELD REWARD. Plais for Athletic Sports in the Af ternoonWhat the Prizes are. All the committees for the 4th i ot July celebration are actively at work, and the .details- are gradually being perfected It looks now as if an enormous crowd will be in at tendance, beginning on Saturday and continuing until after the close of the three davs programme on Monday evenine. The committee on athletic sports has prepared a program for Main street Monday afternoon, . The list of events with the prizes for each, is as follows: 1-30 p. m. 100 yard dash, $7.50. 440 yard run, $10. - ; ioq yard dash, boys under 15 years, $3. , -' - '; - , v; , 220 yard, dash free for all,' $7.50. 2:30 p. m. Hose race, 1 00 yards carry 300 feet of hose, lay 150 feet, and get water, 1st prize, $60; 2nd, $20 ' 4 p. m. Wheelbarrow race, 50 yards, $5. "' v . :. . Sock race, f 5. . Toadies race, 50 yards, $5. ; Girls race, 50 yards, under 15 years,. $3. 50 yard dash; f or men over 60 years, $5. . 50 yard dash for men weighing more than 200 pounds, $5. 5:30 p. m. Tug of war, 10 men on side, $10. - Ev- At Hotel Corvallis Wednesday , ening. ..... The members of the Ladies Chorus with : their husbands and friends met at Hotel Corvallis Wed nesday evening. .. After a short time spent in conversation, an im promptu program was given. I here were instrumental selections by Miss Anna Walker, ' Mrs. Bryson and little Miss Hammel and a vocal so lo by Miss Edna Allen. . Rev,, F. L,. Moore gave an interesting ; talk on the relation of music to scientific research. Two numbers were then given by the Chorus. Rev. E. F. Green then followed with an in structive talk on the relation of music, to sympathy and. thought. At ten o'clock the scene was chang ed and a beautifully decorated din ing hall, attracted the party for an hour, while a banquet was served befitting the occasion. After re turning to the parlor two more se lections were given by the Chorus. The committee consisting of Mrs. E. F. Pernot, Mrs. Berchtold and Mrs. Woodcock deserve" credit for much of the success of the evening. .Mr. Watkms ot, Portland, was among the guests The Ladies Chorus was organ ized last September with Mrs. E. F. Green as director. Since the first appearance at a reception at Cauth orn Hall, they have sung at many public entertainments and . have been received with favor. MANY HORSE RACES. Another Fifty Dollars Added to It Apostle Is Much Wanted.,,.. Sheriff Burnett is sending circu lars abroad in the effort to locate Creffield, : The circulars give notice i that a reward of $350 is in the sher iff's hands to be paid for. the -arrest and conviction of the fugitive apos tle. Of the sum, $200 is offered outright for the arrest, and an ad ditional $150 for the arrest and con viction. The $200 is a sum con tributed by private subscription. largely from persons whose families have become victims of the falla cious teachings of the bogus high priest. Of the other $150, $100 is offered by the county court, and the balance by S. L- Kline. It is fig ured that the increased reward will interest suentts and. detectives in the search for Creffield with a pos sibility that his hiding place might be discovered. Contrary to reports current, the officers have no clue to his whereabouts, and , but a vague idea of where he might be. Brooks and Levens are known to be at Se attle, but theJ officers are Convinced that their chief is not with them. The circulars sent out by Sheriff Burnett announce that the reward will hold good for the'period of one year. - They also give a description of Creffield, which is as follows: Edmund Creffield, alias Joshua" Creffield is about 30 years old, very light complexion, light hair may be smooth-shaven if not beard will be very light? weight about 135 pounds, height 5 feet 6 inches, No. 5 shoe, may wear black suit, or may wear blue colored blouse with belt run around it, also very often wears brown leggins. He is almost sure to have a Bible with him. He talks broken as if Swedish, but is German descent. THEY GRADUATED. Commencement . Exercises Last Week . at Philomath College. , Philomath College closed one of its most, . successful i. year s work, on Wednesday 15 inst. The Bacca laureat Sermon was delivered on Sunday June: I2 by Rev. Moore, pastor of the M.E. Church, Corvallis. The sermon was highly appreciated by the large audience th&t filled the chapel. The evenings were largely taken op with various class and. hierary txtrcisff. J On Wednesday; morning 15 inst. occured the grad uating exercises. - The clase - ad dress was given by Dr.Cross.a Con-. gregauoam pastor . . 01 rpruana. It was a masterly setting forth of the claims and superiority of wis dom. .Tbe class was the largest in. the history of the - institution. Twentv-one received diplomas, and Prof. O. V. White received the De-. gree M. S. The board of trusties mit oh the 14 inst. ; President B.E.Eonerick retires to take charge of The Oregou Search Light: Prof. I.E.Caldwell was elected President and nearly all the faculty retained. The Business manager. Rev. J.R. Parker reported that he had secured over four thousand . dollars since January in cash and subscriptions, whereupon the board of trustees authorized, the enlargement and improvement of the main College building. This improvement will cost from six to seven thousand dollars and will be of modern de sign. Tbe friends of the College seem very enthusiastic over the fu ture prospects of the fchool. . The coming school year opens Sept.. 27. ' a Student. Crowds Went to see Them A Sunday Afternoon Meeting on Kiger's Track- .Horse-racing continues to grow in- favor thereabouts. One race Saturday and three f Sunday have been' added to the racing record. Saturday's race was between Tom Vidito's pinto and George Brown's black horse, named "Nig." The same animals were formerly match ed in a 300 yardjrace and-, the pin- In- Saturday s race the distance was half a mile and the black steed was an easy winner. Sunday's racing was on the Ki ger track, and all the spare popula tion of the town was there, y The estimated attendance is 400 or more, The opening contests were a 300 yard and a quarter dash. The) first was between Fred Porter's bay mare and Mr. Hopkins . mare, for a purse of $5, contributed by the spectators. Porter's mare was an easy winner. The second quar ter was between the same animals for a $5 purse, also contributed by the crowd, and the -. Hopkin's mare took the prize. The big event in Sunday's meet, however was a mile race between George Brown's "Nig" and. Gene Tortora's bay mare, known as the Cook mare. The match was made Saturday afternoon for a $100 -a side, and a $20 forfeit was put up. Tortora, however, was late appear ing at the track, and when he came his mare was barefoot. It was his purpose to abandon the race, and the deposit was forfeited. Later Notice. All persons using water for flowers, lawns or garden will oblige the Company by turning off the water promptly at nine o'clock. While we keep steam tip all night we do not keep the pumps running all night, nor are we expected to. We quit pumping between ten and eleven at night, leaving the tanks: full, ' When a number of hose are allowed to run all night there is little water left in the tank by morning. Should there he. a fire, which is liable to occur any night, there would be but little water for the occasion and if there was there would be no force to fight fire with, either from tank or pump with so many hose open. Corvallis Water Co. Lost. OnMonroe picnic grounds, Sat urday Jane 11, K ofP watch charm FioJer please leave at Times office and receive reward. Whoop 'em up in Corvallis on the 4th.. Just the place to get your money's worth of fun. - . - -V For Sale. I self dump hay rake, used one season. 1 hand ' ' good, strong. 131-2 by 11 Bain wagon, without bed. -1 14 inch gulkey plow, extra shear. . On farm of J. Pimm, 1-2 north, of Phi lomath.. ... . ',' ' ' W. M. Castle. . Lhowever, a race was made at $-?o leavine property in trust to . a stde, and it was run. The racers '-Mrs. Crees for Christian and Mis- J came down the stretch with J'Nig" I " For Sale. 1 TM . 1 clitrit1r in tli l&nA Knf V. A rr- I . " 1 b10uv u,K. me property was v Ta7V M "1 r 1 Six cows with" young caUej. Abo iT! f L the,1!! : ttCll iaXlJtd - lef cows, all IhortLns except two auu jHi'Lccua acm iu mc aotiav lur - ' which are Terse vs . their general work in the home and All bets, including the mam stakes j . 3 ' j , foreien -fields - : were declared off. - I ' . ' - :V b'lj0Ce' joreu uciui. , . . Corvallis R, F. D. No 1, " For Sale. First class cedar posts for sale. In quire of B. F. Ireland & Bro, Corvallis B F D No. 2 Wall paper at Blackledge's store. Excursion Rates to Yaquina Bay. On June 1st, the Southern Pacific Co, will resume Bale of excursion tickets to Newport and Yaquina Bay. Both sea son and Saturday to Monday tickets will be sold. This .popular resort is growing In favor each year, hotel rates reasonable and the opportunities for fishing, hunt ing and sea bathing are unexcelled by any other resort on the Pacific Coast. ' , W. E. Coman, . , Gen, Paseenger Agent. Send your curtains to the Corvallis Steam Laundry. We will call for yoar work every day in the week. For Sale. Team, harness and wagon, new. ' :V J. J. Cady, College barn. Goats for Sale. Inquire ot John F. Irwin at the coun ty clerk's office. Have you heard the news? A three days celebration in Corvallis, all for the price of one. We make - special rates to families. Corvallis Steam Laundry. Call op Main 274- - ; Bamboo furniture at Blackledge's new store. .Blcakledge keeps all kinds of table Its free forall, and you are ex pected to be here. Where? Why, at the big celebration in- Corvallis of course. - m lUc Sell Sorosis PETTICOATS ' Sorosis Sights are visions of f sio-htliness. No mprfi wnrrl- fl jingle that, but the expression ot stjiisn-loving women every where. And its truth will will impress you startlingly j when you let your eyer glad- w den at the sight we've assem- S bled for today, i Such style of . cut every latest " effect with 6hapely yoke and proper flare the straight - f r o n t without a wrinkle. - ", Such qaality of material! , The rustling richness o silk itself is in this mercerized sateen. Such frillful fancies in the trimmings, ruffles and tucks, sherrisgs and plaits, render irresistable the dantines of Sorosis. ; , But it's the price that makes this sale significant to the thriftiest among you. Isn't this economy figuring? Prices $1, 1.25, 1.50, 2, 2.50 up to 5. S. L. KLINE'S, Regulator of Low Priees. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOME REAL good bargains in stock, grain, fruit and poultry,. Ranches, write tor Our special list, or come and see us. We shall take pleasure in giving you all . i the reliable information you wish, also showing - you oyer the country. - AMBLER & WATERS. (. Real Estate, Loan, and Insurance, , , Corvallis and Philomath. Or.. j EMERY'S ART STUDIO ? ' South Main St., Corvallis, Ore. ' $ Carbon, Platinum and Platino Portraiture : O. A. C. ATHLETIC : AND SCENIC VIEWS. . Art Calendars. Sofa Pillow Covers, ' And other Photographic Novelties. Jop Iouid Slos for Ter; x I v ew SPrillg Style Ml $3.50 rf?' ' Unexcelled in style, mater- ' I? ial and workmanship. Absolute- ' A? ly guaranteed in every particu- Special in Men's Spring Suits. Every and in fact everything in this ti t h suit is perfect. -. IT'S MADE TO FIT and it certainly does to' try on one of them means good-bye tailor, and money saved. Come and be convinced now! Corv , Oregon.