LOCAL LORE. J. H. Harris returned Monday from a business trip to Portland. , Miss Florence Adams returned Saturday evening from a brief vis it with Portland friends. Two lots have been purchased by Artie Starr from Norton Adams and a handsome two story dwelling is being erected by the new owner. The property is just north of the Clum Reed residence, in the north ern part of town. F. P. Sheasgreen returned Sat vrday evening from a two months' visit at his old home in Newbruns wick, Canada, and points in Minne sota and Massachusetts. Twenty three years has elapsed since. Mr. Sheasgreen left his native home in Canada, and a pleasant visit was had. The city election held at Phi lomath Monday resulted as follows: Mayor, W. T. Bryan; recorder, W. H. Boles; marshal, A. Taylor: treas urer, J. E. Henkle: councilmen first ward, Guy Frink, R. E. Pugh: sec ond ward, G. A. Scott, O. V. White third ward, W. A. Jolly, G. I. Bennett. Mrs. Anna Beach has disposed of her handsome residence proper ty opposite the cout house, south, to Mrs. M. A. Canan. A part of the house is occupied by Postmast er Johnson and wife, and it is un derstood that Mrs. Canan will oc cupy rooms in the remaining part. The consideration is not known. Miss Carrie Danneman return ed to her home in Corvallis from Clem Monday. Miss Danneman has not yet fully recovered from the injuries sustained by her in a re cent runaway near Condon, but it is thought she will soon be in possession of her usual good health, benefit from the change of location being hoped for by rela tives. The tax levy for the Corval lis school district this year is to be two mills. Last year it was six. The new levy was made by the board of directors at a meeting Friday night. It is for payment of one of the outstanding $1,000 bonds and to meet the interest on the balance of the bounded indebtedness. Hazel, the twelve year old daughter in the home of Mrs. El gin at Baker City, is ill with scar let fever. Much concern is felt by relatives lest iiarence, tne nine year old son, may also contract the disease, which on account of his catarrhal troubles might set up serious complications. Invitations are out for a sock social, to be given at the new Simpson Chapel, at Bellfountain, on December 28th. The invitations are in verse, and are accompanied by small socks made of silk, into whidh the guest is requested to place twice the number of pennies as the number of the socks they wear. The affair will no doubt draw a large crowd and be well worth attending. Accompanied by his family and three brothers, Adolph Leder arrived in Corvallis Saturday from Arkansas. The Leders have leas ed the residence vacated , a few days ago by Louis Hollenberg, and have taken possession The new comers are well pleased with Ore gon, and state that several other families from their old home neigh borhocd are arranging to move to this state in the near future.. Connection was to be made ..Monday of the Corvallis farmers Independent telephone lines with the Dallas line, the meeting place being near the Wrightsmau place, on the Tampico, line. Up to the present, 248 telephones of the new company are in service in Corvallis 32 orders are yet unfilled, and 50 from Kansas City will be install ed as soon as they arrive. Good service is making the new system very popular. The proposed fire alarm system . for Corvallis was discussed at 'an adjourned meeting of the city coun cil Monday night. Next Monday night the council will determine whether or not the system will be installed. The estimated cost is about f 180. The plan is such that in case of fire, a message phoned in to the central otnce of the Inde pendent system, would immediately set the fire bell to ringing. All the operator in central would have to . do to ring the bell would be to press a button. The taps of the bell would indicate in which of the four fire districts the fire was to be found. By the arrangement every Independent telephone -in town would become a fire alarm box. me pnone company oners to care for the plant and do the bell rine. ing without charge to the city. The matter is in the hands of the Fire . and Water committee, of which Councilman Rennie is chairman. The system ought to be installed. Here's a welcome. to the faith ful old hen. With her eggs and henlets, so multiplied and so mul tipliable, she leads the world - in producing wealth, and all she asks is, -enough to eat . , ANOTHER MOUND' And J. J. Scrafford Lies Beneath His - Deftth and Funeral. ' After a long life of four score and seven years, J. J. Scrafford was laid to rest in North Palestine cemetery Monday. ' Death occurr ed from the late home in Corval lis at seven o'clock Saturday even ing. A brief funeral service at the house, was " conducted by Rev. Mark Noble Monday morning. Then the funeral party followed the remains to North Palestine church, near Wells, . where the regular funeral exercise of the Baptist church was conducted by Rev. Noble. Near the church was the old home of the deceased, and the church itself his former place of worship. Old neighbors, gray bearded and hale were, present to pay a last tribute of respect and esteem. Xhe occasion was a fit ting close to a life that began while the United States was but little more than the original colonies, with James Monroe as thejresident. The interment was in the cemetery at the church. Death was caused by a general breaking down of the physical machine. Two years or more ago there was trouble that augured ev en au earlier fatality. The mind suffered then, and when on the street sometimes; the old gentleman was unable to find the place he wanted to go to. A few days ago worse conditions than ever appear ed, involving a relapse into uncon sciousness, and a gradual sinking. The life spark went out at seven o'clock Saturday night. The deceased was a native of New York. In early life he mov ed to Iowa, where he resided until 1866. when he came to Oregon settling in Benton county. The sunset of his life was made peace ful beyond the usual with the aged, by reason of the kindly and con stant care always accorded him by Mrs. Lessa Scrafford, his daughter-in-law. SHOW BIRDS HERE. ; Over 3000 Already Entered Every Known Variety Represented Big Show Assured. Tbe Corvallis poultry show at the Opera House next Thursday, Friday and Saturday promises to surpass the most sanguine expect ations of poultry fanciers and will undoubtedly be the' best exhibition of egg producers ever seen in the Northwest.- Those in charge of the show have spared neither pains nor finances in arranging every detail and they are receiving the co-operation and encouragement of fancy poultry breeders from all over Ore gon and in some adjoining states. The state of Washington will be well represented as ' already many entries have been made from there in Wyandottes, Rhode Island Reds, agd Bantams. Several entries are promised from California today. In our own state, outside of Benton county, there are over one hundred birds already booked fpr exhibition and the contests for blue nbbons in some varieties promises " to be close and interesting., The Ply mouth Rocks, . both barred and white, and the Wyandotte family in white, penciled and silver-laced, will be here in abundance. The display of L,egborns, in white, buff and brown, will be a feature of the show, while the Orpingtons, Blue Andalusians, Gray Dorkings, and other fancy varieties will make . a very attractive display. Already over 300 chickens have been entered for competition and it is expected that this will pass the 400 mark before night. Chickens began arriving Monday and the first pen to enter the show was a dozen Blue Andalusians from Mon mouth, Every train now brings birds and while the breeders around Corvallis are preparing to give vis iting poultrymen a warm reception they will also give them a good run for the ribb mS' in all varieties. Don't fail to visit the show as it will be well worth the time and ex pense. ' LOCAL ITEMS Read this Column,, Yon may Just What You Want. Find -If you want fine china go to Zierolf'e. 3?e has the largeBt and mott complete line in the city. 1-1 .You Dever dreamed of the like tbe finest line of chin&ware in this part of Oregon, at Moses Bros. '' Wanted. - - Turkeyp, chickenB, ducks and geese. ; Dressed pork, mutton and veal. At my store in Philomath. F. P. Clark. , Piano Instruction. ; . Piano instruction in all grades. Pianos tuned in first class manner. Satisfaction or no pay. Indp. tele, phone 4o5. ' . F. A. White, If in search of jardiniers call on E.; B. Horning. He has a' fine line If you want to eee eome fine iron beds call on Blackledge, the furni ture dealer. He has them. " Ghristmas Greeting, 1904. r-OUR HOLIDAY GOODS- Are beautiful selections .of . desirable and appropriate gifts for both old and young men, women and children. . This season's purchases satisfy the' requirements of taste, quality and novelty. The added virtue of reasonable prices is not neglected. We are justified in giving a certain assurance of high quality and complete assortment, insuring satisfactory selections in all cases. We know that you -will appreciate these efforts, and we ask the privilege of showing our new arrivals. Extra help engaged for the Holiday rush, " We advise early selections. ijetiderson Bunding opposite Hotel Corvallis. Wanted. Highest price paid for pullets.- S. B. Bane. - Chicken Fetd. Cracked corn for chicken feed. any quantity from one sack to oar- load lots. Cheaper than - wheat. We carry a full line of poultry supplies. ' F. L,. Miller. BURIED ALIVE. AN IDYL. "Cthck, cluck, xluck," - As she sits in her pen, Where the crowds come to gaze on her shape. "Cluck, cluck, cluck," She warbles again, And the Johnsons and Miller keep step. "Cluck, duck, cluck," As the crowds come and go, Then Lester exhibits a grin; And Simpson smiles sweet And pleasure's complete, When they list tp the song of the hen. To be Given Away. A $50 diamond ring. A ticket goes with each $1 worth of goods purchased. The lucky number Rets the ring. E W S Pratt's jeweler and optician, - d7tf young Bring your Bros. chickens to Moses Moses Bros, want your produce. See Moees Bros before you eell your eggs. - Mcea Bros pays for j oar butter, highest price Ivost or Strayed. Brown mare, lOOo pounds '.white hind feet, shod all round; last eeeo Nov 30 on Monmouth road. Return or leave info mation at Wineear's Feed barn. d7it A special sale of shoes at low prices at Henkle & Davis'. d74t Christmas Presents. Xmas will soou be here and we have just opened up a fine line of holiday goods, as follows: Toilet sets, autograph and photo albums, all of the latest books of fiction from 15 c up, a fine line of bibles' and burnt leather books, picture books, combination game boards, ladies shopping bags and purses; music rolls; the finest line of sta tionary ever brought to this city ; we have also added a fine line of violins, mandolins, bar j 03, guitars, accordians, harmonicas, etc, . at prices that are right. Call and ex amine our line and you will be as sured of courteous treatment whether you buy or not. tf Graham & Wells, For Sale. Two acre tract of land, good house, barn, . outbuildings, team, wagon, and harness; over 200 bush els of oats, hay for winter; chickens and bees, one cow, two-thirde in terest In 2o acres of grain. Call on or address . J. A. DawsoD, ' Corvallis. Tons of Earth Fall on and Suffocate WeU Known Benton Farmer B. B. Banks. - While laying tiling on his farm near Granger late Friday evening? a cave of the walls of a deep ditch covered B, B. Barnes, a ype.ll known. resident of " Benton - County, and suffocated him before relief could be afforded. Forty five minutes later, enough of the dirt had been removed to' extricate the body, but life was extinct. Within a com paratively short time thereafter, an Albany physician arrived post hasts at the scene, and endeavored to fan the spark ef life into new activity. but all enorts at restoration - were futile. A newly made mound in worth Palestine cemetery, near Wells is a mute testimonial of the fatality, and another reminder that while 'yet in the midst of life, still are we in death. ! Mr. Barnes was an' old , resident , of Benton County. For years he lived on the Scrafford farm near. Wells. After that, he bought a farm of his own, just across the roadfrom the Gf anger store. That was several years ago. The even ing of the accident, he was laying tiling to drain a portion of a field in which, accumulation of water, was went to do damage. A son was with him at the work. The father was in the bottom cf the ditch, which was jo feet deep, and the son stood waiting on the bank. The father was adjusting tiling in the bottom, and while doing so occupied a stooping position. Without warning, a big .mass of earth suddenly broke and fell from the high bank. It forced Mr. Barnes to the bottom of the ditch, and covered him under full three feet of heavy dirt. The situation of the son for the moment was terrible.; At first he attempted to clear away the dirt himself for the release of the father but he soon saw that with his two unaided hands the removal of the tons of earth -was impracticable. Neighbors were not far away, and he sought their assistance. Will ing hands worked with . feverish haste to extricate the man, buried alive in the excavation that he him self had digged, and at the end of 45 minutes after the cave, the body was found. It was lifted from its place, but after too long a delay. Suffocation had done its work long before. The funeral occurred Sun day, and the interment was in the cemetery at North Palestine. . A wife and three sons are the sur - 100 Buff Orpington cockrels for sa?e. Some very cheap. - Why not get some new blood in your pen of mixed chickenB and double your gg supply. - F, -U Miller, - -V: ' ' Corvallis. Handsome new line of pastel and medallion pictures, just arrived at -EHacledkge'e furnitare store.''"' $3 Rate to Portland and Return. The S P is selling round trip tickets petween Corvallis and Port land for $3 good going Saturdays or Sundays and returning Sunday or Monday following, either on East or West side, but good only on afternoon train . from Albany to Portland to Portland on Satur days if Eastside is taken. Passeng ers to pay local fare between Cor vallis and Albany. Best Liniment on Earth. Henry D. Baldwin, Supt' City Watei Works, Shnllaburg, Wis., Writes: "I have tried many kinds of Liniment, but I have never received mach benefit until I used Ballard's' JSnow liniment for rheumatism and pains. I think it is the best liniment on Earth. 25c, 50c, ji.oo. Sold by Graham & Wortham, HEW HOLIDAY GOODS XMAS 1904. Holiday Handkerchiefs Holiday Novelties Holiday Linens Holiday Gloves Holiday Bags" Ladies holiday Belts New holiday Pillow Tops Ladies h oliday Neckwear North Star Woolen Mills Blan kets make a useful Christ - mas Gift. f. L. Miller J8See North. Window. oastohia. Bauitba f Iba Kind You Haw Ahrats Bought Village Improvement Society ;' ' - - A regular meeting of this society will be held on Friday evening of this week at 7-30 o'clock, at thej county court room. Members and all friends interested cordially in-; vited. - ., . There is Nothin g Better -- - . : For a Christmas present, than a nice easy Eockee, Picture or Eng. We have them in styles and prices to suit the most fastidious. Nothing adds more to the appearance of a room than a nice Brussels or Ingrain Carpet. Why ' not take advantage of our reduction sale and get Car- ' pets at a small cost. We are fully stocked on all furniture goods...; The Rainy Season is on And you will use your umbrella for many months instead of throwing it down when you get home buy one of those nobby umbrella holders. They are some thing new and can be seen no where lse but at our store. Then while you are hre just look over our line of Dresses, Couches and Center Tables. Our Heaters,- -Stoves and Eanges are as cheap as the cheapest. We aim to treat everybody right and alike. ' . HOLLENBERG & C A D Y. Complete Housef urnishers. Corvallis, Oregon.