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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 27, 1905)
LOCAL LORE. '.
For advertisements in this column the rate
of ' J 5 centsjper line will be charged.
Mrs. J. M. Nolan and Miss
May Gerhard returned Thursday
from a brief visit at Lebanon.
Postmaster Johnson went yes
terday to in8tall Manfred Seits as
postmaster at Alsea.
Harold Strong and family re
turned Tuesday from spending the
winter in California.
Mrs. Bushnell left yesterday
for a visit at the farm home near
Monroe. She will be absent - sev
Vill Wicks left a few days ago
for Portland, where he is to assist
in arranging the O. A. C. exhibit
at the Lewis and Clark fair.
Lewis Hollenberg, of the firm
of Hollenberg and Cady, is in
Portland on business for his firm.
He is expected home the first of
Miss Vera Chambers, one of
, the eighth grade graduates at the
public school, was called to her
home in Kings Valley this week by
the serious illness of a member of
the family. - .
Mrs. Lottie Bennett of New
port, and her son Bertrand Bennett
of San Francisco, arrived Thursday
and will be the guests of Corvallis
relatives until Monday, when they
go to Portland for a month's visit
at the fair.
Lark Price, who was the vie
tim of a severe accident in Kings
Valley a few days ago, was taken
to Portland Thursday for medical
attention, fears being entertained
that the injuries sustained might
be more serious than was at first
Mrs. E. M. Wing is to arrive
this noon from Forest City, Iowa.
She is a sister of J. J. Cady, and
comes to Corvallis to locate. Mrs.
Wing is an experienced nurse.
Two sons are to come to this city
from the East later on, seeking
An "afternoon" in honor of
Mrs. Kirkpatrick of San Francisco,
was given by Mrs. Walter Wiles at
her home Tuesday afternoon. A
bout 15 ladies, all of whom were
old time friends or schoolmates of
the honored guest, were entertain
ed, and the affair was most pleas
ant for all.
--The staff for the College Bar
ometer next year is, J. L. Ringo,
editor-in-chief; Glenn Goodman,
manager; D. R. Groves, assistant
manager. Other members of the
stafl are, ,M. B. Belden, Elmer
Raweon, Belle Bonney, Alice Ed
wards, Helen Gilkey, and Gladys
Moore. All of the assignments for
departments have not yet been
made. There is considerable talk
of merging the publication into a
A fact that has some bearing
on the track meet is tint Dow
Walker is not in the best of form
for the hammer throw in which it
was figured that he would defeat
Captain Hugg, and at the same
time break the Oregon record of
127 feet nine and one half inches
made several years ago by Dick
Smith. , Mr. Walker has been
wrestling with a severe cold for
nearly a week and in consequence
will not be at his best for the meet.
The Forest Grove and Salem
track teams were to have met in
a dual meet decoration day. The
Forest Grove management was to
pay the expenses. When it came
to the show ' down it was , made
clear to the Salem manager that his
team would have to journey from
Salem to Forest Grove, engage in
the meet and then journey all the
way back to Salem in a single day,
or the Forest Grove management
wouldn't pay the expenses. The
Salem manager declared that to be
too tight a management for him,
and he called off the meet.
t There are a dozen young gold
en pheasants in Benton county:
They are the product of the pen of
four hens and a cock imported from
Canada by the Miller-Porter-Simp-
, son-Johnson syndicate poultrymen.
Of the young goldens, Johnson
Porter has seven and Gene Simp
son five. Robert Johnson has a
setting of eggs, and so has F. L.
Miller. Fifty eggs have been
yielded up. so far by the four hens,
and the process is still going on.
The young birds are thrifty and
promise to do well in this climate.
The hatching is done by the old
fashioned domlnick hen, the fancy
pheasant hens being considered too
. valuable and : high toned for that
sort of work. They belong, in
fact, to the smart set in chicken
dom. The old birds are kept at
Gene Simpson's poultrv yards,
wiicic mdc are aiso aoout 100
. young Denny pheasants.
Thp trark meet this afternoon
begins at two o'clock sharp.
"Rnrlnlnh ftrlnth nf Portland.
and Walter Sheasereen of Albany.
were guests of Corvallis friends yes
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirk
patrick left Thursday to return to
to their home in San Francisco,
after a visit with Corvallis rela
tives. Tomorrow morning at 1 1 o
clock the Memorial sermon will be
delivered by Rev. Feese at the
First Methodist church. Every
body is invited. The subject of
the evening sermon will be, ' 'The
Smiths of Israel and the Smiths of
Mrs. William Macnab arrived
yesterday from Rufus, Eastern Or
egon, to be at the bedside of her
father, Thomas Starns, who is
gradually growing more feeble af
ter an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Starns is a former minister of
the gospel, and is in his 80th year.
The work of. putting up 1250
feet of cable will begin at the Inde
pendent Telephone office Monday
morning. These cables are lead
pipes, through which ' 50 pair of
wires pass, thus saving the trouble
of stretching so many single wires.
A great advantage in the cable if,
that wires that pass through it are
not bothered with cross-talk from
other lines. '
A popular pastime for the last
few days, both in college and down
town circles is guessing at the score
of the track meet on college field
I this afternoon. All sorts of scores
enter into the computations and all
sorts of men are winners or losers
of places in the various, events. A
most usual guess places the score of
O. A. C. somewhere in the sixties
and Eugene somewhere in the fif
ties, though some guesses run both
teams into the sixties.
The mortal remains of Mrs.
Cora Davis were interred in New
ton cemetery Thursday afternoon.
Two burials took place in that
cemetery at the same hour. It so
happened that the two burial par
ties, the one from Corvallis and the
other, that of the late James Robin
son from Wrenn, met by accident
at the graveyard. The two joined,
all participating first in the Robin
son, and then in the Davis ob
sequies. The turnout-is said to
have been the largest ever seen in
Newton cemetery, numbering in all
about 500. Mrs. Davis' funeral
occurred from the United Evangel
ical church at one o'clock Thurs
day afternoon. The service was
conducted by Rev. Hurd.
The "At Home" given Wed
nesday evening by the pastor and
officers of the First Methodist
church was a very delightful and
successful affair from every point of
view. The church auditorium was
crowded and standing room at a
premium when the following pro
pram began at eight o'clock: Pray
er, Rev, Feese; discussion, Women
Societies of the Chuich, Mrs.
Cathey, ' Mrs. Farmer; selection,
Cathey male quartette; discussion,
Epworth Leagues, Charles Huff,
Lulu Wright, Blanche Rood; guitar
solo, Mrs. H. L. Hall; vocal solo,
Collie Cathey; discussion Sunday
School Work. Judge Watters; se
lection, choir; recitation, Josie
Holmes; selection, Cathey quar
tette: Church Extension, A. K.
Milner; recitation, Mrs. Dora Cum
mings; vocal solo, Mildred Starr;
remarks, : pastor. The proceeds
from the sale of ice cream and cake
which followed the ' conclusion of
the program amounted to $21.45.
Of maple and ash wood for sale at 3
and 3.5o per cord. Will be delivered
the latter part of August. Leave orders
at Abbott's barn.
Norwood Trading Co.
- Pathmark will make the season at
Corvallis and at my home, In Corvallis
Thars, Fri. and Sat. The rest of the
week at my home. Pathmark was sired
by Pathmont, and Pathinont was sired
by Altamont. Pathmark.s record is
2.u)4; Pathmont's 2.9X. Pathmark's
dam is Juliette, who was sired by Tibolt,
and Tibolt by Altimont. Juliette's record
ib 2.32. Pathmark is standard bred and
registered in every respect; is 16 hands
high: color dark dapple Day; weight, ov
er 1200 lbs. Terms $15, $20 and 25.
Money due when mare is known to be
with foal. Good pasture free of charge
from s distance. Responsible for no ac
A15-6W Jesse Brown.
Jacob Gmeinor does all kind of work
around house and 'premises, cleaning
carpets, wash windows, carry wood, etc.
Phone 162, Indp.
Good girl to do house work, cook,
wash and iron. Inquire at M. E. par
sonage, South, ','
GUESSING THE SCORE.
Of the Big Track Meet What tie
Figures are Will 0. A. C. ,
Sixty two to 60 in favor of OAC
is one of the local estimates ot what
the score will be in today's track
meet on college field. The figurer 1
knows all about the Eugene men
and all about the OAC men, ' and 1
his estimated score is based on that
knowledge and a comparison of
OAC and Eugene scores . - in the
Washington meets. Of course,
the figures contemplate that Fris
sel, the Nevada sprinter and jump
er will be in the meet for Eugene.
Speaking of his figures, the estim
ator suggested that they indicate a
close contest, wherein a slip, a fall,
a bad start or any trivial accident
to an OAC man might turn the
scale in favor of the Eugene ath
letes. He said also that in his com
putations, he had from the stand
point of OAC, figured very con
servatively, but had not taken in
to account the contingencies of mis
haps that might happen to OAC
Another estimated score is 65 to
57, with Friessel in the Eugene line
up, and the computer offers to wag
er that it will ba nearer the final
score than will be the . 62 to 60 es
timate. His figures take it for
granted that Smithson will beat
Frissell in the 220 hurdles, which
the 62 to 60 nan says Smithson
may not dc. All the accounts are
that Friessel is a very swift man in
chat event. Though Smithson is
swift in the sprints, he has been
beaten at times in the hurdle event.
Prideaux did it at Forest Grove
last year. Cathey got first over
him in the meet last week with
Washington. Yet, withal, Phy
sical Director Trine who knows
more about speed and sprinters
than all of the rest of the trainers
on the Coast put. together, while he
says nothing, is known to believe
that whenever it becomes neces
sary, just as is the case with Wil
liams in the quarter, Smithson will
do the event in time to take the
breath of the onlookers.
There are other estimates on the
game. In fact, nearly every stud
ent in college has a list of r the ev
ents with the places in each figur
ed out. In each instance they show
all kinds of results, OAC in some
of them running up into the seven
ties and Eugene down in the four
ties. Generally speaking, however
estimates so- liberal as the " latter,
for OAC, are considered somewhat
It is not likely, according to .. the
latest information, however, that
Friessel will enter the meet. An
amicable understanding is said to
exist between Manager Stimson
and Manager Whittlesay to the ef
fect that Friessel is ineligible under
the contract and will not participate
in the contests.
James Robinson Benton County Pion
eer and Well Known Ctizen.
James Robinson of Wrenn, is
dead. His mortal remains were
laid away in Newton cemetery
Thursday afternoon. A great con
course of his old time friends from
every part of the county assembled
in the city of the dead to do his
memory reverence. His death oc-
rcurred Tuesday afternoon. It was
caused by consumption which laid
violeut hands on his lungs several
months ago. , His arrival from
Cottage Grove, where he went to
consult with Dr. Ben Job, and the
character of his malady was detail
ed recenty in the Times. . There
was also later announcement of his
worse condition and of the fact that
the end could not be long delayed:
It came Tuesday, when, surround
ed by his family, the well known
pioneer and generous, kindly' citi
zen breathed his last. Many an
oldtime friend bows the head in
kindly sympathy in the realization
that Jim Robinson, - the genial,
amiable soul is to be seen no more.
James P. Robinson was born in
Illinois April 3rd, 1840. In 1855
he crossed the plains with his par
ents, making the trip by ox team.
The family settled near Corvallis,
and in 1865 the deceased was mar
ied to Miss Sarah Knotts. Of this
union there were ten children, eight
of whom survive. v Mr. Robinson
settled on his home near Wrenn in
1875, and had resided there for 30
years when death ended his earth
ly career. He was aged 65 years,
one month and 20 days. .
Services at the grave were con
ducted by T. T. Vincent
We are here to do all kinds, of ma
chine work, casting, repairing and
building engines, etc; on short notice,
and at reasonable prices, .Work guar
anteed. Franklin Iron Works Co.
Has Estimated Mountain Route Noth
ing Finer on Earth, he says.
G. M. Milled who has been se
lected by the cit3- council as engin
eer to make a preliminary survey
and supply estimates for a moun
tain water system is in town. Thurs
day, with Councilman Rennie, he
spent in an examination of - Rock
Creek. Mr. Miller has built grav
ity water systems from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, and he said yester
day that he had not in all his life
found so fine a stream and so ideal
a layout for a system as that with
in reach of Corvallis. "The stream
is pure, cold and beautiful," he
said, and is as a source of water
supply, as fine indeed, as I ever
saw. Not only that, the . country
through which it would be brought
is very favorable from an engineer
ing standpoint. I know of no im
provement that would be so pre
eminently beneficial to your town
as to introduce this water from
Rock Creek." .
The examination of the country
causes Mr. Miller to believe that
by tapping the stream a little high
er up, the pipe line could be brought
over the divide into the Woods
creek water shed. If this be true,
wl:ich "only a survey will show, two
and a half or three miles of dis
tance can be saved and the route
be much more economical because
more smooth than would otherwise
be the case. If a survey 1 would
show this route feas;ble, it would
result in a saving of possibly 15.
000 if not more, should the people
conclude that they want the system
The law creating the Committee
went into effect a week ago, .but no
meeting has been held. Six of the
committee have signed an agree
ment to stand for a change of plan
of electing the commission at the
next legislature, and it is known
that all of the committee, with pos
sibly one exception, favor such a
change. . The ' committee ought,
and probably, will when it is able to
meet, in case the people want it to
meet and organize, adopt a resolu
tion or take other action signifying
officially a willingness for snch a
change to be made, so that if the
matter ever comes up to be voted
on that the question of water shall
go to the people squarely on its
AS TO OYSTERS.
Carloads From East for Yaquina Bay
Experiments in Progress.
Another carload of Eastern oys
ters passed over the Corvallis &
Eastern to Yaquma Bay. With
that other carload recently import
ed by Dr. M. M. Davis, it is the
second car of Eastern oysters to be
planted in the Yaquina oyster beds
this season. A carload of such
Oysters planted there last year cost
$1,800. It is said the shipments
this year are not so costly. The
car sent in Thursday, goes to the
Yaquina Oyster Company.
The effort in importing these oy
sters is if possible to bring about
conditions which the bivalves will
reproduce themselves in Yaquina.
The waters there are colder than
the ordinary Eastern oyster bed,
and so far the spat, or germinating
seed thrown off by the mother oy
sters will not survive in the lower
temperature. The oysters after
transplanting in the Yaquina beds
will grow and attain much larger
size, and out of this, the importing
and planting process yilds a profit,
but so far as known not one East
ern bivalve has first seen the light
of day in a Yaquina bed and there
after attained a fuil grown oyster's
Experiments are in progress with
the imported oysters out of which
it is hoped, with a considerable de
gree of doubt, that in time they
may be made reproductive at Ya
quina. Not a Sick Day Since. -
"I was taken severely sick with kidney
trouble. I tried all sorts of medicines,
none of which relieved me. One day!
saw an ad. of your Electric Bitters and
determined to try that After taking
a few (doses I felt relieved, and -soon
thereafter was entirely cured, and have
not seen a sick day since. Neighbors of
mine have been cured of Rheumatism,
Neuralgia, liver and . Kidney . troubles
and General Debility." This is what B
F Bassr of Fremont, N. C. writes.- Only
50c, at Allen & Woodward's and Davis
& Souj Philomath.
1 Again Open.
The repair department of my bicycle
and sporting goods business is again
open for business second door south of
postoffice, Quick repairing or first cla ss
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 Gray Brown
1 c 50c,c, 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-BIue, Brown and
Grey at 35c per yard,
- Summer ParasolsPlain.
' Black, Green and Blue at $1 to $3.50.
Fancy Silk Parasols
New Shades Tan, Brown, Blue, White and Black from
$2.50 to $6.50. .
Childrens Colored Parasols.
25c to $1.
S. L. KLINE
The White House - - Corvallis, Oregon
We pay specialattention to Mail Orders.
Spring Display of Mens
exclusive designs, in
Neckwear, ' Underwear,
Plain and Fancy Hosiery,
Shirts, Gloves, Etc. .
Clothes Patterns are ex
clusive.' Spring Suits
$10 to $16.50
The Best$3 Hat on earth
F. I MILLER
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry
Eyes tested free of charge , .
and glasses fitted correctly , ' .
at prices within reach'of all
, Fine watch repairing a spe
. . -, ,cialty
Pratt The Jeweler 6c Optician.
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