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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 20, 1905)
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Otto Woldt left yesterday for
Portland, to reside. ; ..
J.J. Cady and family were
Albany visitors "Wednesday.
Misses Emma Sox and Mary
Stewart of Albany were guests of
friends in this city Thursday.
Miss Minnie Buxton of Port
land is visiting her parents in this
Dolph Kerr came up from
Silverton Thursday for a visit at
the home of his parents.
Chauncey R. Bishop of Salem
was an interested spectator at the
Washington-O. A". C. meet Thurs
A very pleasant dancing party
was given by the Carmencita club
' last evening at Fischer's hall.
: J. W. Walters returned a few
days ago from a several months'
visit in Nebraska. The family re
sides in the western part of towrr
Dr. R. D. Burgess and family
arrived in Corvallis Tuesday and
are domiciled in the cottage one
door south of the Christian church.
Recorder T. T. Vincent and
family now occupy their commo
dious new residence in Job's addi
tion. The; removal occurred Wed
Robert , Graham and Mrs.
Anna Clifton aire to arrive todiy
from Portland for a visit at the A.
Kyle home. The visitors are to
leave shortly for Alaska. -
The ladies Guild of the Epis
copal church were delightfully en
tertained at the home of Mrs.
Charles Hout Wednesday after
noon. . Ice cream was served, and
a pleasant time enjoyed by all.
Walter Kline and Frank
: Thrasher, both of whom have been
. confined to their homes several
weeks with illness, were able to be
on the streets Thursday. Many
friends welcomed their re-appearance.
';. . .
Congegationa! church. E. F.
Green, pastor. Mcrnfng sermon,
"Martha and Mary or Two Types
of Christian Character.", Evening
sermon, ' "Nehemiah and John
xr 'TM. - 4.: 3 A 1 1-
iuua, incii iiuics auu men vvuiii.
A comparison between the ancient
and the modern reformer." .
Presbyterian church, M. S.
Bush, pastor. Morning subject,
"God Owns Us." The evening
service will be devoted to a study
of the life and work ot John Knox.
This being the four hundredth an
niversary of his birth, it will be ob
served by the Presbyterian church
es throughout the world. w
" The vote cast in Monday's
election was officially canvassed
Wednesday , morning by Justice
Holgate and County Clerk Moses.
The official figures on mayor -are,
Johnson, 201; Davis, 200. Chief
of police, Iiane, 218; Howard, 155;
Plaster, 22. ' Police Judge Greffoz,
384. t Treasurer, McLagan, 398.
1 Councilman, first ward, Itlly, 113;
second? ward, Covell, 144, -.Hout,
1 36;. third ward, Francisco 70,
Miller, 51. -. ' . s '-
Mrs. Belle Cochran of Walla
Walla, Mrs. Maggie Browning : of
Lane county and Mrs. William
Deweese of Dixie,. Wash., have ar-
nvea ana are at tne Deasiae 01
their father, William Starns, who
- has been ailing for -the past few
weeks. A son, O. B. Starns, from
Thorp, Wash., is expected ' to ar
rive Tuesday. r
A social affair that will be a
little out of the ordinary is to occur
at the First Methodist church next
Wednesday evening from eight to
ten o'clock. It is a semi-annual
' 'At home" , given by the pastor
and officiary of the church, and all
friends and members of the church
are invited to be present. Ice
cream and cake will be served in the
church parlors for ten cents. An
elaborate, musical and literary pro
gramme, dealing with church and
kindred topics will be features of
The' Japanese entertainment
and Srtrial arrtn Y.tt tU Vi.
- ..WU. u J bUW lUUUg
People's Society of Christian En
deavor, of the Congregational
church on Wednesday evening was
profitable . in every way. The
auditorium had - been beautifully
decorated in Japanese bunting, lan
terns and sunshades. The young
ladies with their kimonas made
such a good appearance that they
out Japanned the ladies of the "sun
rise kingdom." They were greet
ed by a large and appreciative
house, v After a very , instructive
and entertaining program, refresh
ments were served by the Japanese
maidens and a genuine social good
Mr; and Mrs. 0. J. Blackledge
were Peoria visitors Thursday.
Judge McFadden returned yes
terday from a trip to Junction City.
Mrs. C. A. Bushnell of Seattle
arrived Friday for a visit with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh
. ' " -"
Mrs. E. H. Taylor 'arrived
home yesterday" from Portland,
where she has been at the bedside
of her sister who was seriously ill.
Albany Herald Prof. H. M.
Crooks of Lisbon, Ohio, has ac
cepted the office of president of Alb-.
anyCollegeand is expected to reach
Albany in time for Commencement.
" D. S. Adams this week sold
his residence property in Job's ad
dition, to Samuel Jackson. The
price paid was $700, and posses
sion is to be given July 1st.
A. special meeting of the Coffee
Club is called for three o'clock
Monday evening. A full attend
ance i9 requested. By order of
Mrs. F. L. Miller, president.
A. L. Clark of Alsea has de
signed a gravel loader and is at work
a model. If it works as planned
two men and a team can .make it
load as much gravel as would be
possible by ten men.
The quarantine of the S. L.
Kline home on account of the ill
ness of Walter, wa3 raised a day or.
two ago. For three weeks Walt
er was abed with a violent attack
of measles. ' . '
At, the M. Et church tomor-
row morning the topic of the ser-'
mon will be "The Breaking of the
Alabaster Box." ' Jo the evening
a brief prelude will be given on the
lessons that are taught in the late
election held in Corvallis. ' The
evening sermon will be entitled,
"Nan Patterson's Return Home."
The annual excursion of the
seniors to Newport occurs) next
Saturday; "The train leaves Cor
vallis at six a. m. and on the re
turn trip leaves Yaquina at six p.
m. The fare for the roun:
$1.50. The excvrsion is one of tae
notable events of the year at the
college, and is always liberally
-patronized. Tickets are on sale at
Graham & Wortham's drug store.
The quarantine on account of a
case of diphtheria at the Hartley
homehasbeen raised. The patient
wasthe nine yearold son of a newly
arrived Eastern family, abiding lor
the present at Hartley' s. .The at
tack was severe" but the recovery
was swift. The house -was tho
roughly fumigated by Chief'Lane
Wednesday evening, and the prom
ise is that the town is well rid of
the disease. -
"Pat" McArthur, - graduate
manager of athletics at the , Univer
sity of Oregon, and William Hay
ward,"; trainer of the U. ot O.
track team, were among those
from abroad who watched the track
meet on O. A. C. field Thursday
afternoon. ..Trainer-;. Hay ward in
particular, was getting pointers for
his hard contest a week from to
day with O. A. C- at Corvallis. -
Albany Herald: Cottage Grove
will bond itself for $20,000 water
bonds to run for 25 years at 5 per
cent, the election Monday having
been a decided victory for the im
provement element of the city. The
vote stood 106 for and only 10
against bonding. The vote was
small but it represents the general
sentiment of the people. There is
a good water system there, but the
reservoir and mains are too small
and a 12 inch main will replace the
present 4 inch one. -
A ring that was worn by her
grandmother, and that is over 200
years old, was received recently
by Miss Mary Sutherland, from
Scotland. The heirloom was last
worn 24 years ago,' at a Igfand
ball given by the. then Prints of
Wales, now Kingt England. It
is set with four emeralds and a
diamond, and is quaint in work
manship and design. The initials
of some of the . former owners are
engraved on the inside of the circ
let. Miss Sutherland is justly
proud of the gift, as it is probably
the only one of the kindT in this
part of the country,
The cattle shooting incident
related in a recent Times has re
sulted in the arrest of James Wil
kinson' of Five Rivers. The cattle
belonged to : Bennet Olsen of the
Five Rivers country and ran on
the range. "Three of them were
shot, one fatally, and the other
two in such a way as to maim
them." Wilkinson had a prelimi
nary examination before Justice
Prindle of Five Rivers last Tues
day, and was , bound over to await
the action of , the circuit court of
Lane county, . the killing having
taken place south of the Benton
county line. Wilkinson's bail was
fixed at $200, and -bonds were
m THE FAMILY WELL.
Passing of Mrs. Irwin Tragic Death
at a Farm Home in Eentoa.
"Under circumstances of the njost
melancholy character, Mrs. Louisa
Irwin, mother of ex-Commissioner
Richard Irwin,, passed away at the
f amily home near the Buttes, - .yes
terday morning. At about eight
o'clock in the morning, her body,
cold m death, was taken from a
well into which, it is supposed the
venerable mother, in a fit of tem
porary aberration of mind na4 de
liberately thrown herself. ' She- was
found in the well as a result of a
hasty search of the premises,', after
she had been missed from her sick
chamber, by her- only son, who
had called to see her. The well is
nearly, if not quite a 100 yards
distant from the house, ' and how
she got there in her - weakness of
body, after, six months of illness, is
one of the problems'that puzzle,
those familiar with all the facts.
On the curb of the "well, which is
three feet high except at the front
where the bucket was used in draw
ing water, was found her shawh -left
there, some suppose by design,, so
that those who searched might see
in it an indication of where 'her
body might be found. It was, at
any rate,, this silent object on the
old well curb that caught the at
tention of her son in his anxious
search for the missing motherl and
supplied the key to her last - hiding
place. Below the shawl, when the
curbing was reached by the search
ers was the open lid of the well
which was held in place by hinges,
and which was always closed when
the well was not in use. A glance
at this uplifted lid, and then one
swift look into the well where a
white form floated oh the dark
water ten feet below, told the
dreadful tale of the disappearance,
and of how one of the best known
of all the pioneer mothers of Ben
ton came to her death; '
Mrs. Irwin has been a sick wom
an for six months, . Most of that
time-she has been confined to her
room. . Aside from her illness . for
'.Irch she was loth to ; summon a
p.; iician, she was at 73,, a . fairly
strong person for her years But
the illness had worn on her. mind,
until she had become convinced
that there was little or no hope or
cure. ,. bne was mucn m tnis con-,
dition of mind when her son James
Irwin o suddenly died a few weeks
-ago .Recently,: however, lier.. son
Richard, induced her to allow him
to call a physician, and a day or
two ago, Dr. Lee called at the farm
home and prescribed. That was
on Thursday, the day before her
death. - ; -; v . V-
Richard Irwin had visited his
mother the evening before the
melancholy occurrence. He had
left word that he would call again
next morning. Miss Hattie Mont
gomery was hbusekeeper and nurse
for Mrs. Irwin; and young Dick
Erwin was man of all work on the
farm. Not long before Mrs. Irwin
Was missed, Miss Montgomery had
j given her breakfast, leaving the
room when the meal was finished,
to dress a chicken. ; During the
latter process, Richard Irwin ... ar
rived and going straight to Ms
mother's room, discovered at once
that she was missing. Inquiry re
sulted, and then came the search,
and the find. The well is locat
ed perhaps a hundred yards north
of the farm house, very near the old
log cabin famed as a resting, place
for miners in the old gold days and
the original . home of the Irwin
family on the farm. The well is
closely boxed at the top, and fitted
witlra hinged lid scarcely twenty
inches in diameter. Behind the up
lifted lid was found the comb that
Mrs. Irwin had worn in her; hair.
Nobody saw the wasted form pass
from the house to the well, and all
that will ever be known of the de
tails will be but conjecture A cor
oner's jury, empanneled.by Coron
er Wilkins, was holding a in
quest at the late home ; when the
Times went to press yesterday af
ternoon. ' The funeral will probably
occur Sunday. ;. ' j . : '-
The deceased was 73 years of
age. She was the widow of the
late Richard Irwin, one of the earli
est Benton pioneers. The family
resided in Corvallis for some years
in the early days. The house
that sheltered them then is the
same old house that for years stood
west across the street from the E
piscopal church on the well known
Irwin block.. - This week, they
moved the old house to another
spot, and the same week its owner
likewise," passed to other scenes.
Mrs. Irwin was a Kompp, whose
only brother resides near Irving,
Lane county. Richard Irwin is
the only survivor of . the family,
Mrs. McBee, and James Irwin hav
ing followed their father over, now
to be joined by, mother. -
gears tho .' 'to Kim ion Have Always Boiigff
0. A. C, - WON.
Big Inter-State Track Meet Score,
Oregosians, 7 J; Washington-,
.The Oregon Agricultural College
athletes demonstrated th;ir super
iority over the crack team of the
University of Washington in a meet
on O AC field Thursday afternoon.
The score was 71 for the Oregonians
and 51 for Washington., ;
1 Several surprises figured in the
meet. Dow Walker of OAC took
first place in" the hammerv-throw
over Tom McDonald who holds the
Northwest record in that event,
and at the same time lifted the
OAC record from 112 to 125 feet
9 inches. Stout of OAC, broke the
Oregon record in the discus, by
throwing the metal 114 feet 4 inch
es, the former record, made by Mc
Kinney of U. of O. standing at
1 10 feet 5 inches. Davolt of OAC.
pushed McCrary of Washington, so
vigorously in the mile run that the
latter tied the Oregon record in
that event, making the distance in
4 minutes and 43 seconds, while
Davolt himself ran through 4:47,
breaking the OAC 'record, made
years ago by Brady Burnett.
In a desperate effort to beat Wil
liams in the quarter with Green of
Washington, the visitors worked
two men against him, but the in
vincible" Oregonian, made laughing
stock 6f the attempt. In the effort
to wind hit, the first man' began
to sprint with Williams on the
kickoff, after which Green was to
take up the work and sprint: out
ahead on the" finish. - Two or three
pretty spurts that for a time made
spectacular running and brought
the grandstand to its feet with yells
of delight at the performance of the
fleet Oregonian was all that result
ed from the effort, Williams winning
the event with ease. The - Wash
ington men were far too slow to
make Smithson and .Williams even
work hard in Jhe 100 and 220, and
in the latter event the two cham
pions trotted home - through the
stretch leisurely, each in the effort
to give the event to the other, which
display of good fellowship and gen
erosity the crowd recognized and
applauded vociferously. In the
half, Greenhaw, who has never yet
been seen to -do his best made a
a dashing run, defeating his Wash
ington competitor with ease. One
of the pretty events of theJ day was
the 220 hurdle . ; with Smithson,
Cathey"and" a Washington: ' man
running most of the way, .almost
side by side. The finish gave the
two best places to the OAC men.
At one time during the meet the
score stood 46 for OAC , and 44 for
Washington, with three events and
the relay to be pulled off, at which
time interest reached a high ten
sion. It was not until the last
moment that the decisive character
of the victory of Trine's men be
came apparent. The summary of
events is: '
; . 100 yard dash Smithson, OAC,
1 st; Williams, OAC, 2nd; Smith,
U. of W., 3rd; time, .10 1-5. .
- Pole vault Winsor, U. ot V.,
1st; Dohm. U. of W., 2nd; Swann,
OAC. 3rd; io ft. 4 inches.
One-half mile Greenhaw, OAC,
1st; Tibbals, U. of W., 2nd; Twitch
el, U. of W., 3rd; time, 2-4 1-5.
220 yard dash Williams and
Smithson. OAC, 1st and 2nd;
Green, U. of W., 3rd; time, 23 1-5.
Discus throw Stout and Bower,
OAC, 1st and 2nd; McDonald, U.
of W., 3rd; distance, 114-4.
120 yard hurdle Winsor. U. of
W.', 1st; Beldon, OAC, 2nd; Brack
ett. U. of W., 3rd; 17 sec.
High jump Smith, U. of W.;
1st; Moores and Smithson, OAC,
tied for 2nd; Swann, OAC, -3rd:
5 feet 6 inches, '
440 yard dash Williams, OAC.
1st. Green, U. of W. 2nd; Schrod
er, of OAC. 3rd; time, 52 2-5.
, Broad jttmp Winsor and Smith;
U. of W. 1st and 2nd; Moores, OA
C, 3rd; distance, 21 8 3-4.
- Shot put McDonald, U. of W..
1st; Walker and Bower, OAC, 2nd
and 3rd; distance, 39 10 1-2.
V 220 hurdle Cathey and Smith
son," OAC, "1st and 2nd; Winsor,
U. of W. 3rd; time 27 sec.
Mile run McCrary, U. of W.,
1 st; Davolt and Leonard, OAC, 2nd
and 3rd: time", 4-43 3-5. . ' '
i; Hammer throw Walker, OAC,
1st; McDonald, U. " of W., and;
Shepard, OAC, 3rd. distance,
125 feet 9 inches.
Don't miss the Rose Fair next Satur
day. . :
Benton county's choicest .roses at the
Rose Fair next Saturday. - -j .
:. Again Open. '. .
The repair department of "my . bicyeje
and sporting godds business is again
open for business second door south of
postoffice. Quick repairing or first class
work a specialty.
James K. Berry,
Ladies skirts all kinds and prices
at Moses' Bros. Call and see them.
New Summer Suitings
FLAKED AND CHECKED SUITING-Cia Brown
etc 50c, 60c, 75c-and 85c. (
WHITE MOHAIR Very dainty at 50c to 75c.
SILK FLAKED Cream Eolienne at $1.25.
, SHEPERDS PLAIDS Brown, Blue and Black.
El AMINES 1 an, Brown, Navy, Red, Blue, Green
'. and Black at 50c. ' .
LINEN HOMESPUN SUITING-BIu-, Brown and
Grey at 35c per yard. -
Black, Green and Blue at SJ to $3,59.
Fancy Silk Parasols
New Shades Tan, Brown, Blue, White and Black from
. ' $2.50 to $6.50.
Childrens Colored Parasols.
25c to $J. : ' : '
S. L. KLINE
The White House - - Corvallis, Oregon
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