4 v LOCAL LOBE. For advertisements in this column the rate of 15 cents per line will be charged. Hoskins was a visitor Wednes- The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Coffee club occurs Monday afternoon. Lee Bush of Corvallis business . day and Thursday. Misses Ethel and Minnie Price left Thursday for their home at Kings Valley after a few days' visit y in Corvallis with friends. Mrs. Clarence McKellips left yesterday for Comstock in response to a message announcing the seri ous illness of her grandmother. The Congregational people have already arranged their lecture course for next year. It is said to involve far better attractions , than that of this year. Spraying work is still in pro gress. Prof. Cordley says there will be at least two weeks more of time for spraying for San Jose scale. The commercial spray firm3 have orders ahead, both for town and country work. There is but little more than two weeks leit for registration for ' the nominating election. The reg istration books close Tuesday Ap ril 10, and will remain closed until nVimif Ai-iril ocfh fiop davs after the nominating election. The lat ter takes place April 20th. The registration finally ends May 15th So far, something over 1,300 voters have registered, or about two-thirds of the total vote. Circuit Court is to convene at the court house at seven o'clock this evenine. The session will be preliminary to the regular March term which begins next Monday morning. Judge Harris is expect ed to arrive on' this afternoon's train trom Eugene. For the reg ular term, there are 20 cases on the docket, seven divorce, and four liquor among them. Another horse race is on the tapis. This time it is Gene Torto ra's mare and a four year old colt of George Brown. Though raw. the colt is a descendant of Path- mark and is accounted to have eood speed. The distance is half a mile, which is supposed to handi cap the mare because her distance is generally believed to be "not more than a quarter. The race is set tor Tuesday April 10th. The stakes are $100 aside. Samuel Bane received Wedhes day from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, nine ring-necked pheasants. All are hens, and they are to be added to Mr. Bane's yards. A dozen were originallv in the shipment, hut three died enronte. dneit is he. lieved to starvation or thirst. The expressage on the lot was 8 50 Mr. Bane has -four roosters of the same variety, recently received from Chicago. The ring-necks, or Eng lish pheasants are slightly heavier than the Chinas, but the plumage is very much the same. The Eng lish parent stock is supposed to have come originally from Mon golia, the home of the Oregon Chinas. A dozen workmen are engaged in building operations at the Cor vfIHs creamery. A carload of ma chinery arrived there yesterday morning and is to be addedto the plant. The new machinery is for the ice plant and comprises a big engine with compressor, pipes and the various other appliances for the manufacture of artificial ice. It is accompanied by an expert who will install it in place. For the latter task, about three weeks will be re quired. When the ice plant is in operation along with the ice cream and butter business, Kaupisch's estabishment will be a great big in dustry. The new buildings and rooms for the added plants are rap idly neanng completion. He stood at the sheriff's count er, paying taxes. He thought the sheriff was putting too much time on me receipt, ana said so. "We didn't use to get so much on a tax receipt," he said; ' 'and it is n't necessary now. What do you put it all on there for?' and when the sheriff had explained, he de parted. At home that night, he : was gazing at the receipt. He sud 1 denly started up and grasped his . phone. "Say, sheriff, I don't own any property in town," he said, and - a conversation ensued. As a result of the talk he came back to the sheriff's office the next day. As it finally .turned out, both he and his wife had been assessed on the same property in Jobs addition, though by the description the fact was not noticeable to the assessor. The amount of the extra taxes he had paid was $29.90, which of course he" gets returned because the extra stuff written on the receipt led to the discovery. It was Levi . Henkle. " Mr. and Mrs. William Goldson arrived hom2 from Newport Wed nesday. - Miss Edith Berthold returned Thursday from Eastern Washing ton. A surprise party was tendered Miss Edna Finley at her boaie last evening by a number of her pupils. Eugene Guard: R. S. Bryson is ill with scarlet fever at his home on West Fifth street. The Eugene Guard refers to the State Oratorical contest as the "Annual Holler." Miss Frances Dilley returned home last week after a three months visit with relatives at Lit tle Falls, Washington. W. C. Edwards, a well digger of Vancouver, Washington, aged 62 years has just fallen heir to a for tune of $275,000 left by an uncle in New York City. -"There seems , to be a hollow sound when I knock here, said the fallen magnate, pointing to his head- "What is that' spot?" 'That," explained the phrenolo gist, is the spot originally intend ed for your conscience." . Excitement prevailed near the Southern Pacific depot Wednesday evening. The dfily freight train was switching and an open switch caused four cars to run off the track. It took some time to right them. v. Evangelist Miller's greatest message to men will be given at the Opera house next Sunday at p. m., "The Challenge, of the King" or "Scarlet Sins". It has moved the men of other cities as no ptrjer message he has given. Revival services in the Opera house are to be continued all next week under the able leadership of Evangelist Miller. There is a grow ing interest manifested.' Union service of the five churches both Sunday morning and evening. W. S. Uren of Oregon City was in town Wednesday on a politi cal errand. He was once a leader in the populist party. He is now a republican, and is said to be a staunch supporter of Jonathan Bourne for senator. II 1 H 1 J u I- u m 000 1 X v. Fori b J - 1 J A J oV Tfdr k veil Thursday at 2 o'clock a crowd of women filled the opera house and listened to Mr. Miller s strong appeal and at its close arose almost enmasse, pledging themselves to carry out in their lives suggestions he had made. Mr. Miller will speak at the Pres byterian church at 3 o'clock sharp next Sunday for teu n-inutes. ting state ing oaui culated J days past. TBeTns rr?wfepubh can candidates lor United Stats senator has been a feature of the in dustry. Petitions for Bourne, Low ell, Cake, Smith, and Watson have gone the rounds. t - si In all cases, the desired quota ot names Has been easily secured, though some difficulty attended the case of Mr. Bourne's petition. Sev eral of the most prominent republi cans in town refused flatly to sign his petition, arid a number who signed, did so with mere or less pro test. In all other cases no objec tions were offered, and signatures were easily, and freely secured. It is provided in the law that the fact that a man signs one candidate's pe tition does not prevent him from signing that of a rival aspirant. A fee is paid for circulating the petitions andthe securing of signatures is easy Each candidate for state office must have seven counties represented on his petition with two precincts in each of the seven counties and with 1,000 names in all. Among others who refused to sign Mr. Bourne's petition was 1 well-known business man. "I re' fused to sign that Bourne petition,' he said, "because I don t want to have anything to do with the can didacy of that kind of a man. In fact, it made me angry when the pe tition was presented to me. I am willing to sign the petition of any deserving republican candidate, but when it comes to signing up for Bourne, I must beg to be excused. If specifications are wanted as to why myself and other republicans should not stand for Mr. Bourne, let them consult the acts of Mr. Bourne at all late legislative sessions in Oregon when United States sen ators were to be selected. The man ought not to get a single vote Benton county." S FIVE THOUSAND. . s One of tne new' Cases the Circuit Court. suit fcr damages is cases to come up at tne of circuit court. G. ; the plaintiff and W. Blodgett is defendant. rittea ?by James about part"'Of the complaint, a-bit of literature as It makes sweeping ut Parker, and heaps such prodigality that to a newspaper writer to telling what is in the arti- For instance, it practically rges Parser witn tne wanton! winner of his 6rst wife and a number of children. It alleges that he starved his children until they were hollow-eyed and sunken cheeked, or words to that effect. With elaboration of adjective and multiplication of verb and noun it paints Parker in about as diabolical a light as can be done in the Eng lish language. Most eveiythmg in the way of emphasis . is called into play except cuss words. Of course Parker denies everything, and for that reason seeks in court a redress for his grievances. , The article was not published in any newspaper, but is alleged in tne complaint to have been circulated through the community. in Monday week, taxes will be come delinquent. A few who fail ed to get the rebate are paying halt their taxes now and taking until the fi st Monday in October lor payment of the balance. Those who have not paid at least half their taxes by a week from Monday will have to pay a ten per cent pen alty and 12 per cent interest. The basket-ball team had social honors heaped upoo them Wednes day evening. Their entertainer was Harold Wilkins, who has been an official of the team throughout the season. The first team men and subs, together with lady friends were the guests. The function oc curred at the Wilkins home, which was elaborately decorated with col lege colors for the occasion. The big O. A. C. champ on flag draped artistically about the parlors was one of the adornments. A hand painted programme with basket-ball devices was given each as a- souve nir. The evening was highly en joyed by the twenty persons pres-. ent. The last of. the entertainments in the Lyceum Course by the Con gregational cljurcn people was given at the Opera house last night and with pleasing effect. Harry Butterworth in basso, profundo songs was a very agreeable feature, and so was Miss Whitney, violinist, Miss Wallace, reader and Mrs. Grace, soprano. The audience, as has been the case at all the Lyceum entertainments, was very large. The course from the professional standpoint has been successful, but it is understood that the church people net but little if anything from the enterprise. An important change is soon to occur in the R. M. Wade hard ware company's store in this city. Horace Lilly , who for two years has been general manager of the concern, and who for three and a half years previously thereto was bookkeeper, is to go to McMinn ville in two or three weeks, to ac cept the position of head salesman in the R. M. Wade hardware store there. William Currin who was transferred from Corvallis to Mc Miunville, is to be transferred to Corvallis as manager of the local establishment,- his old position. Ever since he leff thi9 city, Mr. Currin has been in ill health and it is on that account that he moves back to Corvallis. Suffered for Five Years With Kidney and Jjiver Trouble. "I suffered for five years with kidney and liver trouble, whicn caused severe pains across tne bacfc and a blinding headache. had dyspepsia and was so constipated that J. conld not move my bowels without acathar tic. I was cured by Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets and have been -well now for six months, says Mr. Arthur S. Strick land, of Chattanooga, Tenn. For sale by tsrraham &'VVortham. J. M. Nolan & Sons 3, days special introductory sale of "Peer less" Muslin Underwear. March 26, 27, and 28th. Wanted. .-.' Competent lady to assist in gen eral housework. " Apply to Mrs. M. Coffee, Monroe. Oregon. GORDON HATS Gordon Hats are with n the reach of every man iri this town. Within the retich ol bis pockbook; within walking distance of his office. No need to eay very much about Gor don Hats. You know your- self that no better hat can be matfde at any price. The Gor donHat, soft or stiff, cost you $3, pay more for a hat, and you have paid something for nothing, j. New Spring Styles have Arrived all Shapes and Colors. S. L. KLINE The People's Store. Established 1864. Corvallis, Oregon For Sale. Farm and city property. j S. L. Henderson, : Corvallis, Or. . Order Seeds Now. Red Clover Ahike, Alfalfa, Rap Spelts and Artichokes. I can furnish inoculated seeds and land plaster, that will double the yield. See sample of seed at Wellsher & Gray's store. Wanted 80 ton Vetch seed for May shipment. L. L. Brooks. The original of Sam Weller was Sam Vale, an English low comedian, who, In the early part of the last century, was quite popular In the south of England. In the year 1811, and for a few years after, he made quite a reputation In the musical farce called "The Boarding House," written by Beaaley. In this he played the part of Simon Spatter- dash, a person who indulged In odd and whimsical sayings. "Come on, as the old man said to the tight boot;" "I am down onyou, as the extinguisher said to the candle;" "Let every one take care of himself, as the donkey said when dancing among the chickens," are fair illustrations of his witticisms In the course of that play, the resem blance between them and some of the sayings of Sam Weller being very marked. In private life Vale was a wit, and many good things In his own time were credited to him. A man of excellent temper, he had no enemies, and the good humor which pervaded every saying, together with the droll ery of his manner, gave bis witticisms unusual value. His sayings were called Sam Valerisms, and on the appearance of Pickwick in 1836 the character of Weller was generally recognized as a portraiture of Vale; The comedian died tn 1843 at the age of fifty-one. The Gem CigPv Store All Leading Brands of Key West and Domestic Cigars. Whi'st and Pool room. Jack Milne, prop. . . ; - - -j i l i There are no better' than the best -. The flour that stands the test, Pure quality, appearance grand, ' So surely, White Cre?t brand. Good Bread Delicious Pastrv Fancy Cakes, Etc. -' So easily made with White Crest ' '. . the flour of excellence, so good ' you always "want more, order a sack today, 105 cents per sack. -. Hodes' Grocery, ggp , , ' l j ;. .. Wool and Wash Dress Fabric Our first shipment of Wool, Mohair, and Wash Dress Goods has arrivad. 1 All colors, weights and weaves, at prices that will tempt all. New Mercerized Taffeta Checks at 25c per yard Wool and Mohair Dress Goods, in Gray, Brown, Green, Navy, Fancy Mixtures, Checks and Stripes. New Dress Linens in White, Gray, Light Blue, . - Green and Navy. New White Mercerized Shirt Waist Goods. New assortment embroidered waist patterns New veluets, collars and belts. Remember we give 5 percent discount or ali Cash Purchases. Highest Price for Country Produce. r. L. MILLER GU N HODES Has just received the services of one of tho fi t mechanics in the valley and from now on wi 1 l prepared to do all kinds of repair work from a p i i lock to a threshing machine. Guns, Sewing Machines, Locks a Specialty We have just received . a complete line 0'' '.? 2 Base Ball goods, also a fine line of up to di li li ins: tackle, fllash lights, batteries and sewing .m : t chine extras always on hand. Are You Re To exchange that old stove for a new up to Range. Remember we have the Rane 1 only SELLS but gives satisfuct Abundance of references sivet You will no doubt use some Carpet Linoleum this spring. Ours is the only si a complete line to select from. 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