LOCAL LORE. NEWS OF VICINITY CORVALLIS AND TOLD IN BRIEF. The Comings and Goings of People Social Gossip, Personal Men tion and Other Items Public Interest. Mis. Harley Hall is relatives at Buena Vista for of visiting a week. Mrs. Grace Ward, of Eugene, arrived Saturday and is the guest of Corvallis datives. Work has commenced on the new residence tbat Mrs. Sarah El gin is building oh the corner south of the S. L. Kline home. The Episcopal Sunday school held a picnic Saturday afternoon near Marys river. A good time is reported. The ladies of the Episcopal Guild were pleasantly entertained Friday afternoon at. the home of refreshments were served. Oswald West, state land agent, spent Sunday in Corvallis. He owns the 30-acre hop yaid on Ki ger Island and has about completed a new hop house. Spraying is in process at the yard. Mr. aud Mrs. Allan Evans of Illinois have arrived and are the guests of R. C. Kiger, a cousin of Mr. Evans. The visitors are out on a tour of the coast and to see the Lewis and Clark Fair. Mr. Evans is one of the notable corn growers t,f his state. Bathing in the Willamette, off the O. R. & N. docks is popular with young men about town now, and almost every afternoon the sport is indulged in. The small boys do the same stunt in Marys river at a point known to them as "The Old Ford." The . Seventh-day Adventists begin a series of meetings in their large tent located one block north of the college campus. The meet' ings begin next I nursaay evening and will be conducted by Pastors J. J. Clark and C. J. Cole. The Hales Early peach crop in the R. C. Kiger orchard is now ready lor picking. f People who furnish their own boxes and do their own picking can, Mr. Kiger requests the Times to say, have all the peaches they want at fifty cents per box. The crop is good. One of the prettiest amateur base ball g-mes seen at Newport for a numbtr of years was played Sunday between Sileiz and Corval lis in which the latter won by a score of seven to six. Some of the plays would have done credit to professional teams. The new residence of Hugh Finley, under cours-e of construe tion on lots immediately west of Mr. Sarah Cauthorn's residence, is rapidly approaching completion. The roof is on and enclosure of the framework largely completep. The building is to cost $1,400, and Charles Heckert has the contract. East Sunday's excursion car- ried 270 passengers into Newport. About seventy went from Corvallis. Enroute home an accident occurred that delayed arrival into Corvallis until after midnight. Between Nortons and Nashville, something about the locomotive gave away so that only; two cars could be pulled up to Summit at a time. There were six coaches, and it took three trips and two hours or more of de lay to get all up to Summit. " Benton County has two repre sentatives on the jury in the new trial of Congressman Williamson, Dr. Gesner and Commissioner Biggs. They are William Barclay and Al Tharp, both of Southern Benton. One resides near Monroe and the other lives in the vicinity of Bellefountatn. Mr. Barclay is a democrat and Mr, Tharp a repub lican. Both are straightforward, broadminded men, and neither will turn out to be with an obstreperous minority in preventing a verdict. Both are old time residents of the county. Camped on the flat near Marys river bridge is a family named Mc Intyre. They have been there a t fortnight or more while two sons worked in hay fields. Two years ago, the Mclntyres came to the Coast from Iowa, having at the time journeyed through Corvallis, looking:, for a farm. They have been moving ever since having tab en in every part of the country from the British Columbia line to Southern California. Their next move is to be into Eastern Oregon, where they have been, before, and . where, they say, they are . going now to locate. Mr. and Mre. B. W. Law ar-' rived Monday from a visit at tbe Exposition. Harold W, Wilkins returned Monday from an over-Sunday visit with Mr. and Mrs. Lucas, of Mon mouth. Prof, and Mrs. J. B. Horner came out from the bay Sunday night for a brief ftay. Mrs. R. H. Mabbctt, of Web ster City, Iowa, left yesterday for her home after a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wilkine. -Among the new people located in Corvallis is Oscar Gusiafson and family. For tbe last seventeen years they have resided atSpokare, where they have many friende. Mr. Gustafeon is so well pleaeed with Corvall's that he is anxious to have some of h s Spokane friends come here to reside. He believes the op portunities here to be very great. Incidentally, he is lookiDg for some cheap property with a view of im proving it, for rental purposes. He has purchased a 30 acre tract out of what was formerly the wll-known Horning farm, and has also bought the Cordley lots just west of the Gatch residence on College bill. On the latter, he expects in the spring to erect a modern ref i- dence. At Corvallis this summer, the Willamette is more used for boating than ever before. Tbe wonder is that the pastime has not long since betn moie popular. lbe new aunch of. tbe StroDgs in part ao cour ts for the preaeDt popularity of aquaticp. A boat 33 feet long, sev en ftet four inches beam . and mak ing easily 10 miles an hour, is in itself au .attractive appliance. It carries easily 25 or 30 passengers. A party of 26 was out Monday eve ning. They were Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Johnson, San Francisco; Law recce Helm, Weath rford, Texas; Miss Lottie Kilaore, Ssn Francisco; Mrs. Ward, Eugene; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McKellips, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Rennie, Mr. and Mrs. George Irvine, Mr. and Mrg. Frank Irvine, B W. Johnson, Miss Mabel With ycombe, Miss Mabel Davis, Miss Mary Nolan, Mies Lulu Spansler, Miss Edna Irvine, Reuben Will3, E. E. Wilson, Elmer Wills, John Witbycombe and Tom Nolan. HOP PROSPECTS. Philomath Items. Especially as to Prices This Looks Like Boom Prices Again. One of the best posted hop men on the Pacific Coast in a personal letter to the Eugene Guard writes some interesting facts concerning hops. He says: "The market at London for the past wo months for Pacifies has remained from 26 3-4 to 28 3-4. Lat est reports from Germany say that markets are firmer owing to short ness of supply, which is estimated at 1200 bales in holder's hands. England's supply in first hands is estimated at two weeks for an av erage consumption. In the United States the unsold hops are sufficient only for a 45 days' consumption, or about 2300 bales. Pacifies today are quoted in New York at 25 cents Latest English reports show that the crop will not be over an aver age one, which means less than 400.000 cwt. Reports from Ger many are not so favorable now that hops are uneven and in some plan tations weak. The conditions on the rest of the continent are report ed better. The New ' York crop will be a fourth less than last year. Even under the very best of con ditions from now on the California crop will be short. "Herein Oregon, owing to the ravages of lice and honey dew, not counting the missing hills, we fear unless the unforseen happens, that half of the crop will never be picked. Of course everyone can judge for himself, but under the circumstances those who have hops on hand or a coming crop should not sell for a contract for less than 30 cents a pound in my opinion. We have some 1904 hops and a coming crop, and under present prospects we expect to sell every pound at 30 cents or better.' ' "Since writing the above cable grams tell of a terrible storm that passed over Germany which pract ically annilhilated the German hop crop, and advices from New York state that the hot wave has caused great damage to the growing crop. Lane county is the only county that will produce a normal crop. Many other counties will not have a half crop according to present pros pects." Mr. DaVarney and E. E. Wihon weie in Philomath last Sunday. - Messrs. Scott and VanBlaricom have made arrangements to keep ice on hand during the hot wrather to accemmodate the Philomath peo ple. ThiB will be much appreciated. Dr. Newth spent several days in Portland last week attending tbe rxetii g of the American Medical Association. Eller Rhides, the new TJ. B. presiding elder, will move from Hood River to Philomath in the near future. Prof. W. T. Wjatt, who was elected prtsident of the College of Philomath, has resigned the tjosi- tion on account of bis health aud will travel in the interest of a Chi cago publishing house, with head quarters at McMinnville. Ezra Dixon End wife, of Port land, are visiting old friends and neighbors in Philomath for a short time. C. Weed has been clerking in Pugh'a hardware store for a few deya during Mr. Pugh's absence at Portland attending the lair and purchasing goods. The new wing of the brick college very much improves the appearance of the building. Mis. B. Shannahan. a former student of the College of Philomath is here visiting friends. Prof. S. Watkins has been elect ed president of the College of Phil omath, and with an efficient corrB of instructors expects renewed pros perity for the college. President L. B. Baldwin and fam ily left for Washington last Thurs day where he will enter at once on his duties aB president of Edwards College. Mre. Mason, of Corvallis, visited her mother, Mrs. Sarah Kisor, laBt Sunday. Mr. Daniey, a late arrival from the east, has rented a house in Phil omath, and expects to purchase a farm in this vicinity. Messrs. J. Try on, of Albany, and Jees Moses, of Corvallis, visited at the home of S. Moses last Sunday. The little son of Mr. Delaney, who lately arrived from Washing ton, was quite sick last week, but is slowly recovering. The hay crop ia bo large this year in this 'neighborhood that there is not barn room enough to hold it. Boyd Canady and wife went to Newport last Saturday for a few days outing. Mrs.. Edwin Stone of Albany and Mrs. Will Stone of California arrived yesterday for a visit with the Jacobs family. J. B. Horner left yesterday for a two weeks' trip through Eastern Oregon. A Very Close Call. "I stuck to rav engine, although every joint ached and everv nerve was racked with pain." wrnea U. w. Bellamy, a lo comotive hreman, ot .Burlington, lows. ' I was weak and pale, without anv appe tite and all ran down. As I was about ti stive up. I got a bottle of Electiic Bit-t-is, and after taking it, I felt as well as 1 ver did in tny life." Weak, sickly, 1 in down people always gain new life, f - epgth and vieor fioru their uw. Try l.iem. Satisfaction guaranteed by Allen iV Wood-eard. Price 5o cents. The S. P. is selling rourH trip ti kets between Corvallis and Port land for $3 good going Saturdays r Sundays and returning Sunday f r Monday following, either on East or West side, but good only on afternoon train from Albany to Portland on Satutdaysif East side is taken. Passengers to pay local fare between Corvallis and Albany. Lots of Fun. Taking picture?. We have fine cam Graham & Wells. Proclamation. Whereas, The Secretary of State of the State ot Oregon, has notified me in writing that pursu ant to the provisions ol an aft entitled "An act making effective tbe initiative and referendum provisions ot Section 1, Arili-le IV, of the Consti tution of the State ot Oregon, and regulating elections thereunder and providing penalties ior violations of provlf ions of this Act," approved February 24tb, 1803 there was duly filed in his office on May 18th, 1905, a referendum petition containing 6 312 signatures properly attached tnereto, ana certinea in accordance wun law or dering that House Bill Number 370, entitled an "Act to appropriate money for the payment of the expenses of tbe maintenance, repairs, im provements, equipment and current expenses oi the Insane Asylum, Penitentiary, Reform, Deaf mute and Blind Schools, University, Agricultur al College and Normal Schools, and other cur rent expenses Ot the state, and declaring an emergency" passed by the Twenty-third Legis lative Assembly, shall be referred to the people of the state ot Oregon for their approval or re jection at the regular general election to be held on the 4th day of June, 1906; that said 6,312 sig natures to said petition are more than five per per cent of the whole number of votes cast lor Justice cf the Supreme Court at the last regular election, Now. therefore, I, George E. Chamberlain, governor of the State of Oregon, in obedience to the provisions ot said act hereinbefore mention ed, do hereby make and Issue this proclamation to the people of the state of Oregon announcing that there has been riled with tbe secretary of state of the state of Oregon a referenaum peti tion with the requisite number of signatures thereto attached ordering that House Bill Num ber 370 entitled "An act to appropriate money for the payment of the expenses of the main tenance, repairs. Improvements, equipment and current expenses of the Insane Asylum, Peni tentiary, Reform, Deaf-mute and Blind Schools, TJniversitv. Agricultural College and Normal Schools and other current expenses of the state, and declaring an emergency." passed by the Twenty-third Legis tive Assembly ol the state of Oregon at the reg ular session of said Legislative Assembly, be submitted to the legal electors ' ot the State of Orfiffnn for t.tinlr nrmrfivnl fir reifletion at the regular election to be held on the 4th day of June, 190, the same being the first Monday in Juue, 1906. Done at Uie Capitol In the ctty of Salem, State or uregon, tnis 3ist day or May, imud. Signed GEO. E. CHAMBERLAIN, Governor. By the Governor: Signed F. I. Dunbab. Secretary of State, JARS! JARS! Ball masons Royal and SJeir Stone Jars Tumblers and Jelly Glasses! BUY THE Diamond W Jar Rubbers, BEST ON EARTH Parafine and Sealing' Wax we: sell, the: SAGINAW TOOTHPICKS Flat, Polished, Double Pointed Price 5 cents per Box. Hodes' Grocery Independent Phone 203 mm t Our ad., but our goods change hands every day. Your money exchanged for Value and Quality is the idea. Big Line. Fresh Groceries Domestic and Imported. Plain and Fancy Unaware A large and varied line. We always keep Vegetables when when they are tobe had. E. B fiorning I Xjs. lllrij (id sgy "g- 2g7 V V3rvs' fZTZTl? v5v5 WATCH Keep your eyes open for the Clearance Sale at Moses Brothes L. Watches, Clocks, Jewelry " and Silverware. 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. HOME-SEEKERS If you are looking for some real good bargains in Stock, Grain,: Fruit and Poultry Ranches, write, for our special list, or come and see us. We take pleasure in giving you all the reliable information you wish, also showing you over the country. AMBLER 6c WAITERS . ' Real Estate, Loan and Insurance. Gorvallis and Philomath, Oregon.. E. E. WILSON, ATTORNEY Al LAW. G. B. FARRA, Physician & Surgeon, Office up stairs in Burnett Brick idence on the corner of Madison Seventh st. Phone it til n;t il . d WILLAMETTE VALEY Banking Company CohvalliS) Oregon. Responsibility, $100,000 Deals in Foreign and Domestic Exchange. Bays County, City and School Warrants. Principal Correspondents. SAN FRANCISCO 1 PORTLAND f The Bank 0 SEATTLE f Califorma TAOOMA 1 NEW YORK Messrs. J. P. Morgan A Co. CHICAGO National Bank of The Repub lic. LONDON, ENG. N 31 Rothschilds A Sons; CANADA. Union Bank of Canada R. D. Burgess PHYSICIAN & SURGEON Office over Blackledges furniture store. Hours 10 to 12, 3 to. 5. Phone, office 216; Res 454 Corvallis, Oregon. W. B. Yates Bert Yates Yates 6c Yates Law, Abstracting & Insurance. Zierolf Building Both Phones. Corvallis, Or. H. S. PERNOT, Physician & Surgeon Office over postoEce. Residence Cor. Fifth and Jefferson streets. Hours 10 to 12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be eft at Graham & "ham's drug store. B. A. CATHEY Physician & Suhgeon Office, room 14, BanK BIdg. Hoursi lO to 12 and 2 to 4. Phone, office 83. Residence 3S1. Corvallis, Oregon. J. FRED FATES ATTORNn l-AT-LAW. First Nat'l Bank Building, Only Set Abstract Books in Benton County P. A. KLINE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER Corvallis P. A. Klines line Phone I. O. Address, Box n. Pays highest prices for all kinds of Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed. Twenty years experience. E. R. Bryson, A ttomev-At-Law. Sunday Excursions to Newport! I nw tup r. x. i r r Ull U. U. L. K. K. Beginning Sunday, June 18 and continuing until the end of August EVERY SUNDAY Leaving Corvallis at 8:00 a. m., Philomath 8:15 a. m. Returning leaves Newport at 5 p. m. arriving in Corvallis at 9:15. at Albany at 9:55, Giving 5 hours at the beach i Fare round trip from Albany, Corvallis and Philomath $1.50 Largest line of matting in the city at Blackledgc's. CHOLERA INFANTUM. Child Not Expected to Iiive from One Hour to Another, bat Cured by Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea .Remedy. Ruth, the little daughter of E. 2T. Dewey of Agnewrille, Va, was seriously ill of cholera infantum last summer. "We gave her np and did not expect her to live from one hour to another," he says. "I happened to think of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and got a bottle of it from the store. In five hours I saw a change for the better. We kept on giving it and before she had taken the half of one small bottle she was well." This remedy is for sale by Graham & Wortham.