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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (April 3, 1906)
For advertisements in this column the rate
of 15 cents per line will be charged.
Mrs. R. M Gilbert left yester
day for a month's visit with her
daughter in McMinnville.
Lets go fishing at Hodes Gun
Store. Biggest and most complete
line of fishing tackle in town. All
kinds of repair work guaranteed.
Miss Ryth Gatch of Salem is
visiting her grandparents in this
city. She arrived Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McHen
ry were given a delightful surprise
at their home Friday evening by
about twenty guests. Refresh
ments were served.
W. P. Lafferty is fitting up a
couple of rooms for business pur
poses between his brick occupied
by Hollenberg & Cady and the Pi
oneer gnn store. It is understood
that a. ba'rber shop is to be installed
in the new rooms.
. The - remains of James L.
Kingsbury was buried Sunday in
Odd Fellows cemetery. Mr. Kings
bury died in Salem Saturday and on
the evening of that day the body was
shipped to friends in Coivallis.
Deceased, until recently, had been
a resident of Lower Alsea where he
made his home with his sister, Mrs.
R. S. Barclay. He was 61 years of
age and unmarried.
Miss Cauthorn entertained
her music pupils at her home Sat
urday afternoon. . There was a
musical program and light refresh
ments were served. Those taking
part were; Claude Whitehorn, Alex
Hays, Helen Huston, Edna Woos
ter, Florence Berchtold, Misses
Ranney, Ada Finley, Marie Cathey,
Inez Johnson and Pauline Davis.
All taxes on which at least half
the amount has not been paid are
delinquent now. ; The last day for
payment was yesterday. A large
number paid half and took until
October to liquidate the remainder.
In all 2,050 persons have taken out
receipts. The number is exactly
six more than had paid up the same
time last year, when the total was
The Western Union telegraph
office is now at the northeast cor
ner of Madison and Mam, a joint
occupant of the building with Ger
hard's stationery' establishment
The manager's desk is at the south
7lnr1rnT nnd ic trprtr vc7 on1 nrtn
venient. The Wells, Fargo es
tablishment is still at the iormer
quarters in the Occidental: Hotel
building. The removal of thetele-
graph office was comp'e'ed yester
A knowledge of Shakesp.are
and his plays is by no means es
sential to derive pleasure and enter
tainment from Mr. Frederick
Warde's Shakespearian recitals
Shakespeare's characters are said
to portray every human virtue,
emotion and weakness and in the
delineation of these characters by
Mr. Ward, the rich, the poor, the
educated and the unlettered find
pleasure, entertainment and edu
The administration building at
the University of Idaho, burned to
the ground Friday night, entailing
a loss of nearly $300,000. It is
said to have been the finest build
ing in Idaho. It cost originally,
$230,000. Among other tic ings it
contained the office of Prof. French
formerly of O. A . C. 'New Mining
buildings in course of erection will
be used for the hurposes to which
the administration building was de
voted until the latter can be re
built. At the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Taylor Porter, - in this city, Mr.
Pearl Carter, of Wells, and Miss
Rosa Price of Fairmounr, were
united in marriage Saturday. The
knot was tied in the presence of a
few friends and the bride's father
at one o'clock p. m., Rev. T. T.
Vincent officiating. The bride is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dil
lard Price . of Falrmount precinct,
and a neice of Taylor Porter. She
was formerly a pupil in the Corval
lis public schools. The groom is
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Carter of
Wells, and is a likely young man.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter are- to reside
on a farm near Wells.
Miss Carrie Baker has recover
ed from her late attack of typhoid
fever, and by that token the last
vestige of the disease has disap
peared from Corvallis. The sup
position 1s that she contracted the
malady in Eugene. She was there
during the winter on a visit to her
aunt. At the home only boiled
was used, but one day while down
town she drank water from the city
mains which had not been boiled.
After her return home she was
stricken with the fever, from the
effects of which she was only, able
to be down town for the first, time
Mrs. Hugh D. Smith of Hood
River is visiting Corvallis friends.
Mrs. Pelland left yesterday for
a week's stay at her farm home
Mrs. Cecil Cathey and Miss
Winnifred Ewart visited Albany
-Miss Sor hia Elgin returned
Sunday evening from a few days'
visit with Salem friends.
Walter Sheasgreen and Eugene
Shea of Albany, were the guests
over Sunday of Corvallis friends.
Miss Margaret Livingston,
who is connected with the Inde
pendent Telephone Co. of Albany,
was an over-Sunday visitor at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold
-There is to be a meeting of
rural phone people at the court
house at two o'clock . Saturday af
Mrs. John Smith has issued
invitations for a party this evening
in honor ot Miss Helen Gates of
-Mr. andMrs. A. Lafferty en
tertained a number of friends at
their home Saturday evening.
Cards was the amusement, and a
pleasant evening was enjoyed by
all present. :
Mohair in ;. the local" market
today was quoted 1 at 29 cents with
the prospect of an immediate de
cline. A pool offered at Aurora
Saturday did not sell because onty
20 1-2 cents were bid, A 20,000
pound pool is forming at Eddyville
and will later be thrown on the
Otto F. L. Herse left yester
day for Portland, whence, last
night,' he took a steamer for San
Francisco. He expects to engage
in business in that state. Mrs.
Herse is to leave Saturday for her
former home in Nebraska, for a
visit with relatives prior to joining
her husband in the Golden state.
Gabriel Long, who has been a
temporary resident of Corvallis the
past few months returned Monday
to Airlie, where he will make his
home with his daughter, Mrs.
Freeman Bevins. D D. Pittman
and family are shortly to occupy
Mr. Long's residence in Job's ad
dition. At Philomath Saturday, April
14th, will be held a parents', teach
ers' and school officers' meeting.
Exercises will begin at 10 o'clock
in the morning and end with a
basket dinner at notn. An excel
lent program has been prepared,
including addresses by Supt. Ack
erman, Prof. Ressler of Monmouth
Normal, and Dr. Robt. Yenney,
member of the state board of health. !
A colt that it is claimed . by
some will skin Sol King's prize
youngster as a show horse is owned
by Peter Whitaker. The young
ster was weighed the other day and
tipped the beam at 960 pounds. His
age at the time was eleven months.
He is out of a bunch grass mare,
and his sire is Fanion, which is al
so the sire of the King colt. Both
youngsters are splendid animals.
His old pulpit in the Christian
church is to be re-occupied by Rev.
T. S. Handsaker. He has accept
ed a call from, the congregation, and
his work bgau Sunday. For t a
few weeks his family "will remain
at Nashville, but. from this time on
Mr. Handsaker will be regularly in
his pulpit. His return is welcomed
by many friends, both in and out
of the church. He has been ab
sent for a period of fifteen months,
during which time he has been en
gaged in evangelistic work.
A gang of 18 men is setting
poles for the electric line that is to
bring power and light from the Al
bany plant for distribution in Cor
vallis. The party is now in the vi
cinity of Bowers bridge, and is ex-,
pected to reach Corvallis by the
15th. Anew generator is being
added to the: Albany plant for use
on the Corvallis lines. The power
for the Albany plant comes from
the Santiam canal. The Corvallis
plant is to be dismantled and ship
ped to Seaside where the owners
are installing an electric light plant.
Today a gang of 30 odd work
men began the task of extending
the pipe line from its present ter
minus to the intake on Rock Creek.
The distance to be covered is three
miles. The country is the roughest
traversed by the line, and work
will be slower on that account.
Contractor Mitchell estimates that
he can span the stretch within 35
days and possibly 30. On account
of the difficulty in getting men in
this vicinity, Mr. Mitchell's fore
man was sent to Portland for help,
ana tunaay ne returned with a
gang of 23 men- ' All went to the
Wagon and harness
Apply to Mrs. Summers,
seat water works,
The meetings at the First
Methodist church conducted by
Rev. Jones and the pastor are con
tinuing this week with increased
interest. Much good is reported
being done. It is . said that Mr.
Jones preached two very fine 'ser
mons Sunday to large congrega
tions. The meetings are held at
2:30 p. m. and 7:30 in the evening.
Friday night Rev. Jones will preach
one of his special sermons to women
but all the men are expected to be
present as well.
The total rainfall at Corvallis
for the month of MarA was 2.42
inches. The greatest in 24 hours
was 42 inches on the 19th. The
highest temperature was 69 on the
9th. The coldest point touched
was 22 degrees on the 13th and
16th. The number of . clear days
was 15, rainy 14. part ; cloudy, 4,
cloudy 12. For the period begin-j
ning October 1st and ending April j
1st, 1901, constituting the princi-i
pal portion of the rainy season, the
total rainfall was 36.63 inches. For
the six months ending April 1st,
1902, 37.14 inches. For six months
ending April 1, 1903, 35-58; for
the same period ending April, 1 904
49.82 inches; same period 1905,
35 07; 1906. 31-63- The figures
shov? that the, rainfall for the past
six months is a little below the
average. . s j
The announcements of their
candidacy for the republican nom
ination for representative were filed
Saturday evening by J, H. Ed
wards and Virgil Carter. Both
signed Statement number 1, with
out modification. At the same time
the announcements of E- H. Bel;
knap and A. J. Johnson for state
senator were also filed. Mr. John
son signed Statement Number 1
without change, but Mr. Belknap
filed without signing, confining his
ment of the . primary law m
declaration to an endo r s e
eluding Statement Number 1. Mr.
Belknap came to town today how
ever, and changed his announce
ment so that he signs the statement
without qualification. No demo
cratic legislative candidates have
NOW IN ASHES.
The Farm Residence of L. L,
Brooks Entirely Destroyed
by Fire. s
Sunday morning the" fine farm
residence of L. L. Brooks, five and
a halt miles north ot Uorvanis was
entirely consumed by fire together
with a large part of its contents.
At 4 o clock Mr. JB rooks was
awakened by a crackling noise and
upon investigation discovered that
a fire was raging fiercely between
the plastering and outside walls.
When discovered, the fire was well
advanced in its course of destruc
tion, while at the same time it was
so confined as to prevent a success
ful attack upon it at once. Mr.
Brooks turned in a general alarm
over the telephones of the neighbor
hood and with his family began en
ergetically to prevent so far as pos
sible, the destruction of his proper
ty. Within an incredibly short
time the neighbors began to arrive.
Still all efforts to save the residence
proved unavailing. Mr. Brooks
estimates that about two thirds of
his furniture and other household
effects were removed to a safe dis
tance. When it became evident
that the main building must be
wholly destroyed Mr. Brooks and
his son mounted the windmill tow
er and by dashing water upon the
structural porfion of the tower and
upon a fruit house standing near,
both were prevented from burning.
While working to save , the last
named structures Mr. BrooKS was
in a position exposed to the flames
and before he realized the danger
of his situation, he was so severely
burned that his face was entirely
blistered.. The house and contents
were iusured for $i, 100. The the
ory of the origin of the fire is that
mice had carried matches to the in
terior of the house walls and there
The Brooks residence was one of
the best farm houses in the county
It was an eleven room structure
and commanded a magnificent view
of & larga section of the valley and
of ,he Coast rand Cascade ranges,
It was built by the former owner of
the farm, John Benson, about 25
years ago, and was well construct
ed in every particular. It is Mr.
Brooks' wish to duplicate the struc
ture when he builds, "but he has
not as yet determined whether or
not other Considerations will per
mit him to do so. ------
Mr. Brooks and family wish : to
extend their thanks to their Mt.
View neighbors for " the" assistance
rendered them and for their prompt
ness in responding to the call ' for
help. . : ..
' at Saw Mill Co.
TO VOTE ON IT.
Saloons or no Saloons in Ben
ton Petitions Filed
Petitions were filed yesterday,
asking that the question of saloons
or no saloons he submitted to a vote
in Benton at the June election.
There were 300 signers, of whom
however, but 220 were qualified
petitioners. Most of the disquali
fications wee due to the fact that
the signers had not registered,
whereas the law requires all signers
to be legal residents and register
ed voters for the election at which
the question is to be submitted.
The newly filed petition will
bring the local option question to
the surface on two counts.- Be
sides the question of whether or
not the county shall remain dry, a
sweeping amendment to the law is
to be voted on. It is an amendment
prepared by the liquor dealers as
sociation. It is the Ta ne bill
which the late legislature repudiat
ed with provisions even more
damaging to the option law added.
Rather than pass the amendment
the law were better repealed, for
the changes proposed would render
the measure entirely impotent . and
useless. - : ;
There is probably no question
in anybody's mind as to how the
county will go on the point of
whether or not to stay dry. The
chief question is as to what the ma
jority will be against a return to
condition of wetness. - Dry people
say the majority for option will be
greater tnan peiore when it was
366 in the county. Wet people
say it will be smaller. :
OLD FRIENDS ARE BEST.
Mr.JFrederick Warde has risen
to the top of his profession aud en
joys the distinction ot being the
best student, as well as the best
actor of Shakespearean plays. In
hearing him then, the people are
getting the very best there is, and
this means satisfaction. For years
and years he has visited the Pacific
Coast, often repeating his programs
but the repetition of all things good
he is liked the second time better
than the first. The first to N pur
chase tickets when Warde comes
are those who saw him before.
Mr. M. P. Burnett will give les
sons in Eyelet Embroidery Wed
nesday and Thursday afternoons at
' Ind. phone No 202.
' Bell phone No 135.
Woven to Order
From old ingrain or brussels
carpets or chenille curtains, any
shape, from 12 inches to 11 ieet
wide and long as wanted. First
class workmanship and prompt
I Pay The Freight. .
Write today for particulars.
A. L. FERRINGTON,
318 JS. 1st St., Albany, Oregon.
The Eminent Shakespearean Actor will appear in
one of the following plays:
Merchant of Venice
A Rare Opportunity to Hear a
Gordon Hats are with n tho
reach of every man in this
to wn. Within the rici ot his
poekbook; within i walking
distance of his ofli e. No need
to say very much about Gor
don Hats. You know your
self that no better hat can be
mande at any price. The Gor
donHat, soft or stiff, costy,u
$3, pay more for a hat, and
you have paid something for
New Spring Styles have Arrived
all Shapes and Colors.
S. L. KLINE
The People's Store.
Established 1864. ' i t Corvallis, Oregon
Wool and Wash
Our first shipment of Wool, Mohair, and Wash
Dress Goods has arrived. All colors, weights
and weaves, at prices that will tempt ail.
New Mercerized Taffeta Checks at 25c per yard.
Wool and M...hair Dress Goods, in Gray, BrowD,
Green, Navy, Fancy Mixtures, Checks and Stripes. .
New Dress linens in White, Gray, Light Blue,
i : 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 on
ali Cash Purchases.
Highest Price for Country Produce.
f. L. MILLER
FRIDAY EVENING APRIL
Which one do you want?
Since arranging for Mr. Warde's appear,
ance here many Corvallis people have express
sed a desire to hear him present one of the
plays in the accompanying list. In order to
settle the matter as satisfactorily as possible,
it has been decided to invite the public to
make its own selection. Accodingly any pur
chaser of a ticket will be entitled to vote for
his or her choice. Majority to decide.
a Rare Play