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NWS OF CORVALUS AND
VICINITY TOLD IN BRIEF.
Tje Comings and Goings of People
Social Gossip, Personal Men
tion and Other Items of
Miss Mamie Crawford of Port
land is visiting her parents in this
Garret Long is moving from
"his farm home near Philomath to
his residence in Corvallis, purchas
ed some time ago of Ed Buxton.
"Presbyterian church, M. S.
"Bush", pastor. Bible school 10 a.
in. Worship at n, subject, "Aba
nah or Jordan." Evening service
7.30. . Rev. Bush will preach at the
Oak -Ridge Presbyterian church,
next Sunday at 3 p. m.
The next game of football to
be played on O. A. C. field will be,
between .the junior elevens of . the
state university and O. A. C. The
Eugene team is a good strong one.
four of the players, Mclntyre, Mc-
Iaia, Reed and Penland having
served as first team men on former
occasions at the university. The
hree former were the center trio in
he first team game with O. A. C.
.in rnllpcre field 1a?t vear.
Eastern guests of Mr. and Mrs
Abe Locke lert Wednesday for their
tomes. Mrs. M. C. Watson and
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Wright of
Olasgow, Mo. who arrived the first
week in August visited the family
until September .sth. Mrs. Watson
who is Mrs. Locke's mother, visit
d Corvallis during the summer of
188S. Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Locke's
only sister, paid her first visit to
Oregon. Her brother, W. W. Lin
net of Rush Center, Kansas, came
Aug. 2nd remaining here with the
Locke relatives for three months.
He owns a large wheat and cattle
ranch in Kansas. He is yery fav
orably impressed with Oregon and
may spend many vacations here.
His son Arthur from Kansas, aTriv-
d in Corvallis, Oct. 12. Mrs.
-- - ---- .
tenting on the beach at Yaquina
Bay, a rare bit of pleasure for peo-
i!f frnm inlanfl stal Mr T.innpr
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and his son left for home Wednes
day. - ,
SOME LOGAL HISTORY.
deferring Particularly to the Method
ist Charch Many Oldtime
Mrs. John Stewart, residing on
3tlain street, in her home with Mr.
and Mrs. Minor Svvick, is the only
living charter member of the First
Methodist church of this city. In
spite of her many years her recol
lection is clear and her stories of
pioneer times very interesting and
In the spring of 1847, Mrs.
Stewart attended with her husband,
a. wedding celebrated a dozen or
so miles from her home on the Wil
lamette. Rev. Bleen performed the
ceremony. Mrs. Stewart had heard
no preaching siuce her trip across
tthe plains and in due time invited
the preacher to come to her home
ior that purpose. He expressed a
doubt as to whether there would be
any hearers,, but finally consented.
He was confidently informed t'at
a. congregation would be on hand. ,
At the proper ,ti rue Mrs. Stewart
;sent word for 20 miles around,
and when Rev. Bleen arrived a cou-,-gregation
of forty men, woman and
children greeted him.
The following year, a class or
ohurch consisting of six or seven
members was organized at the home,
of the Stewarts, by Rev. John Mc
This preaching place became a
-regular appointment and formed a
circuit extending from Oregon City
to Roseburg. But soon after this,
on account of trouble with the In
dians the circuit ended at Eugene.
Within a short time the preaching
place was transferred from the
Stewart rioine on the Willamette, to
a log house built where the Stewart
house now stands on Main street
in this city.
- ine class grew ana in 1 854 was
able to build the first church in the
hamlet which is grown to the
beautiful city of Corvallis. "
The church site is now known as
the corner of Main and VanBuren
Rev. Isaac Dillon was preacher
in charge. The sturdy trustees
'were John Stewart, William Dixon
and Wesley Graves. These trus
tees succcded in procuring good
parsonage property. They also
looked well after the temporal
needs of their preacher.
They figured it out that his keep
consisted of "table expenses, fuel
and horse hire."
This edifice was witness to many
remarkable demonstrations in ans
wer to faithful and telling gospel
messages delivered by some of the
ablest preachers that this state has
ever known. The building is now
owned by Charles Everett having
been converted ioto private resid
ences arranged for the ample ac
commodation ot two families. In
1895, during the pastorate of Rev.
Hiram Gould, arrangements were
made for other church lots and a
subscription list was begun toward
the construction of a new church
It wa thought at this time that
the two Methodisms in this city
would unite, and build upon a site
now occupied by the Methodist
Episcopal church South. For some
reason (this was not accomplished
so the site upon which the remodel
led church stands, was selected.
In 1897, Rev. Harold Oberg be-
cmea pastor and a neat structure
costing four thousand dollars, was
built. It being just after the great
panic of ninety three and Jour, the
times were hard. Notwithstanding
with great faith and heroic under
taking the building was brought
about. The trustees were, William
Groves, A. K. Milner. J. L. Under
wood, G. B. Schmidt, Mrs. Mary
Stewart aud F. A. Alexander.
The building committee consist
ed of A. K. Milner, F. A. Alex
ander and Minor Swick.
The church grew steadily in num
bers until now when better facilities
were deemed necessary. The pres
ent board of trustees consists of A.
K. Milner, J. L. Underwood, Prcf.
Holmes. Minor Swick, George Lil
ly, Judge Watters, W; C. Swann,
G. F. Rice, and J. D. Wells. The
building- committee consists of
Judge Watters, J. L- Underwood,
and Prof. Holmes.
It can be readily seen that the
architect and trustees took into
consideration future enlargements
a? well as present needs and advan
tages. The natural growth of our
city before many years will impose
upon this church organization as
well as others, the problem of again
enlarging the quarters.
The following pastors have serv
ed this church ; Revs. L. Case,
N. Doane, D. E. Blaine, J. O. Ray-
nor, W. S. Lewis, G. W. Berry,
G. Hines, N. Clark, L D. Driver,
J. James, E. A. Judkins, R. C.
Smith, W. T. Chaoman, J. W.
Miller, J. W. VanCleve, J. W.
York, G. W. Day, L- A. Banks.
IL Patterson, G. W. Bennett,
S. A. Starr, F. Elliott, D. W.
Nichols. N. M. Skipworth, J. T.
Wolf, J. W. Spangler, H. P. Satch
well, Hiram Gould, Harold Oberg,
Isaac Peart, S. E Meminger, F. L.
Moore. - A number of these served
the church at different times.
Others served as presiding elders.
For years, the ministers were limit
ed by the church authorities to
one year's service, which accounts
for the large number of pastois.
Some of these became noted
throughout the state and land.
Dr. Doane became an honored
educator and author. .
Dr. Dillon became one of the
great editors of the church.
Dr. Blaine with his brother,
became practically the founder "of
the city of Seattle. --
ur. uriver, sun living, as a
scholar, has a reputation extending
from ocean to ocean and even to the
learned centers of Europe.:-
Dr. L. A. Banks, now of New
York, was thought to be of very
little promise, while pastor here,
although spoken of as bright, but
has since bocome a great pastor and
one of the most voluminous of
There-were theological giants in
the early history of this country
and this church has had its share
of them. The gifted Thomas Pearne
became a great editor. It is a not
able fact that he brought a house
around the Horn and put it up on
a donation claim a few miles from
It is a matter or record tnat no
stain came upon this church during
all these years because of the down
fall of any of its- pastors. One
church trial Has only occurred on
account of any member; that one
being in the early fifties, brought
about over a boundary dispute. War
times affected he church somewhat.
At one time a great argument
was advanced against and for, for
cushions for pews. One preacher,
so the story goes, refused to-preach
in a church that had cushions. One
old brother to show which side of
the question he was on would lift
the end of the cushion and sit on
che bare seat.
beveral times this churcn was
effected by a Sort of a Holy Roller
movement sweeping over the coun
try. v- ,
But with its history like other or.
ganizations, having its ups and
downs, it hrs steadily grown until
it now ranks as one of the strong
churches of the denomination in the
WINTER RATES TO YAQUINA1
Oregon's Great Recreation and
Health Resort at the Newport '
As a winter health and recreation re
sort Newport is the one jjar excellence.
Recognizing ;hia, and wishing to give
the people an opportunity to ' breathe
the fresh, pure ozone of the ocean, the
Southern Pacific and Corvallis & East
ern railroads will resume the sale of
tickets through to Yaquina Bay on Sat
tnrday, October 21, and will Bell same
throughout the winter and spring on ev
ery Wednesday and Saturday. The rates
will be the same as during the summer
and will be good for return 30 days from
date of sale.
Dr. Minthorn's sanitary sea baths will
be in operation during the entire winter
and treatments will be given daily. Hot
and cold salt water baths can be taken
every day in the sanitarium, and for any
one desiring rest, recreation end health,
no place on the Pacific Northwest can
be found equal to Yaquina Bay
Nett, clean, cottages eithei furnished
or partly so; can be rented in the immed
iate neighborhood of the sanitary baths
at about 5 per month. Plenty of fiesh
milk, vegetables, honey, fruit and all.
household necessaries can be obtained at
the lowast possible cost, while all kinds
of fish and the famous rock oysters can
be had in abundance fjjj the trouble of
securing them.. '.
Full information as to rates, time ta
bles, etc can be obtained on application
to J. C. Mayo, Gen. Pass. agt. C. & E.
R. R.; Albany; W. E. Coman, G. P, A.
S. P,: Co. Portland or to any S, P.- or
C. & E. agent.
Rate from Corvallis to Yaquina, 3.75-
Chicago, Oct. 24 The American
graiu trade is just beginning to re-
ai!Z3 mat jiurope is praiucauy oar
ren of all coarse grain supplies and
W willing to pay whatever price is
necessary to supply the want. Uo
preceleoted sales of new torn, which
this year is of exceptionally good
quality and almost equal to old
eort. for all purposes, is one of the
eig b on the eimmerctal ta-ometer.
SilcS within two days of more
than 2,6oo,030 busheh of barley
malt, a, this point' alone, to eay
not hing of sales at other centers, is
another significant pointer. Agents
f foreign houses are scouring the
markets everywhere, picking up all
ava'lable durum wneav-which is
being greedily snapped op by E'i
rope, more especially Russia, which
s woefully short ot wheat. ibis
is fhown by the fact tbst OJeeea,
heretofore the foremost wheat cen
ter of Russia, is practically anercp
y port this year.
The public has wondered why
the ?r eit market has b9en quies
ci-nt while the export demind for
evrry other grain bas b?en bcom-
rg by leaps aad tnunds. lfceex
: aoation is easy. Canadian ex.-
iters have been reaching into the
n ii. m of wheat in Manitoba and
r xding just enough to European
;j irkets to keep the price down un
til they can get po?e?sion of the
ire Northwest crop at their price.
Farmers of the Northwest, in un
eloped country, have no storage
l uitiep, and must send their wncat
market. It is going into eleva
te is at Mictreal and other : joints
st and on the Pacific Coat, acd
when it i? all cleaned up prices will
undoubtedly take sensational jump,
for Europe has to wheat and mu;t
pay our price.
NbWS Of NECESSITIES!
It pays to read our ads. It pays to visit our store. It pays
to patronize us. We are up to the minute in every
detail, News of Necessities will interest you.
Nc w German Dill Pickles
New Alssa Honey ' .
Ice Cream Jello, all flavors
Tetleys India and Ceylon tea
Imported Weir Sen f Mustard
Pickled Pearl Onions
. Clam (Chowder
Sniders Pork and Beans
Use "Three Heart Soap"
3 in I Ammonia, Borax, Naptha washes in cold water.
We aim to keep all the late goods on the market, if
we havent them, leave your order we get them for" you
On short notice.
Hodes' Grocery -
Independent I?iioxe aos
For Sale. .
Waeons, hacks, plows, harrows.
mowers, driving horses, draft ho
baggies and harness; fresh cows
you want to buy, come in.- lean
xi, M. stone.
Our ad., but our goods change hands
everyday. Your money exchanged
for Value and Quality is the" idea.
Big Ianie. Frash Grpcerieis
, Domestic and Imported.:
A' large arid varied line.'
We always keep Vegetables wh en
when they are tobe had.
Cumber for Sale
At Lowest Possible Price3 -Send
in House Bills for estimates of cost
All kinds and grades of lumber on hand, all orders piomptly
filled. . Lumber delivered when required.
OTIS SKIPTON, Philomath, Ore.
Bell Phone 4x2. R. F. D. 2.
Sawmill located four miles southwest of Philomath. "
C. H. Newth,
Physician and Surgeon
E. E. WILSON,
ATTORNEY Al LAW.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
of Corvallif, Oregon,
MAKES LOANS on approved se
curity, and especially on wheat
oats, flour, wool, baled hay,
chittim bark, aod all other
claseee of prcdure, upon the re
ceipt thereof etorcd in mills and
public warehouse?, or upon
chattel mortgages and also
upon other classes of good se.
DRAFTS BOUGHT AND SOLD
upon the principal financial
centers of tbe Uoited States
. and foreign countries thus
transferring money to all parts
of tbe civilized world.
A CONSERVATIVE general bnai-.
ness transacted in all lines of
G. B. FARRA,
Physician & Surgeon,
Office up stairs in Burnett Brick
idence on the corn er of Madison
Seventh st. Phone t t hoasei 1 1 5.
Deals In Foreign' and Domestic
Bars County, City and School
SAW FRANCISCO V ' ' " '
PORTLAND I The Bank o
SEATTLE f California
NEW YORK Messrs. J. P. Morgan A Co.
CHICAGO National Bank of The Repub
lic. LONDON, ENG. N M 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, ohice 216; Res 454
During a fierce etorm on Lake
Erie early tolay, the steamer Si'ah
E. Sheldon went ashore east of Lo
rain, aae earn a a crew 01 ie men
a number of whom jumped over
board when thi vessel began to go
to pieces. Two nf the crew were
drowned. Tbe Saellon wi 1 te a
The steamer H. V. Prince, a
freight carrier, which left hare lje.t
midnight, hid a r.a ro escape.
The big vessel was thiown on her
bsam ends tepea'edly. She finally
managed to re-ecter tbe harbor.
The big pa3eeoger steamer City
of Erie, which left Buffalo for Cleve
land early la&t evening, arrived
here today two hours late. The
boat's figurehead was torn off, wio
dow panes in the cabins wera brok
en, and many other evidences
shown of the heavy weather ehe
had encountered. .
While paseiog Ashtabuli today,
wectbound , the eteamer Yukon, bat
tling with the etorm, sprung a lek.
She attempted to put iDto Ashtabu
la : harbor, " but without success,
sinking several miles out. The
life-saving crew took off the crew.
A telegTam from Rogers City,
Mich., says that the steamer
J. S. Fay went ashore near there to
day. The mate was drowned, while
14 other members of the crew reach
ed shore in safety.
Buy It Ifow. X
Kow is the time to buy Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Eemedy. It is
certain to be needed sooner or later and when
that time comes you will need it badly you
will need it quickly. Buy it now. It may
save life For sale by Graham & Woiham.
Butter and Eggs at
H. S. PERNOT,
Physician & Surgeon
Office over postoiEce. Residence Cor.
Fifth and Jefferson streets. Honrs 10 to
12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders' may be
eft at Graham & v ham's drug store.
B. A. CATHEY
Physician & Surgeon
Office, room 14, BanK Bide". Hoursi
IO to 12 and 2 to .
Phone, office 83. Residence 351.
. J. FRED STATES
First Nat'l Bank Building,
Only Set Abstract Books in Benton County
E. R. Bryson,
" 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 & WATTERS
- ' . Real Estate, Loan and Insurance
Gorvallis and Philomath, Oregon.
Largest line of matting in the city at
Draft or carriage horee. weight 1,200
ound and true, thoroughly broken to al
lasses of work, perfectly safe for ladie
nd children. Also new 2-inch "01
Hickory" wagon, and complete set o
work haiiijas. ' Inquire at City Stables
Child Not Expected to lAve from One
Hour to Another, but Cured by
. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Uutb, the little daughter of E. N. Dewey
of Agnewville, V a., was seriously ill of
cholera infantum last summer. "We gave
her up 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 Kemedy and got a bottle of it
from the store. In five hours I saw a change
for the better. AVe kept on giving it and
before she had taken the half of one small
bottle she was well." This remedy is for sale
by (jrraham & Wortham.