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Weekly Corvallis Gazette.
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1884.
9" All communications to the Gazettk, either on
business or for publication, to insure prompt atten
tion should be addressed to the GAZETTE PUBLISH
Corvallis Lodge, No. 14, A. F. md A. M., meets on
Wednesday evening, ou or preceding: full moon.
W. C. CRAWFORD, W. M.
R. A. If.
Ferjrcson Chapter, No. 5, R. A. M., meets Thurs
day eveuw on or preceding full moon.
r H E- HARRIS, H. P.
Repairing sewing machines a specialty at
The Yaquina Bay transportation oompany
haa been re-organized.
For the most approved sewing machines
Mr. John J. Foster passed tbr- an Cor
vallis on Tuesday enroute for Salem. He
will visit Portland and Walla before return
The Thespian club, 6? this city, will give
a pleasing entertainment at the city hall
next Friday evening. May 9th. The
drama "Sylvia's Soldier," in two acts, reci
tations, etc., will be presented. The pro
ceeds will be donated to the G. A. R. boys
of this city.
The Union Temptrnce meeting of the
different churches will be held in the city
hall next Sunday evening, conducted by
Rev. Atkinson, of the Congregational
church. The bell at the Evangelical church
will ring at the appointed hour.
A contract was let last week in Portland
for the building of a railroad hospital at
Missoula. The building will be 74x65 feet,
two stories high, and it is expected to be
finished late in July and open for patients
; early in August.
The commencement exercises of the
' Willamette University has been changed to
I Wednesday, June 11th. Hon. Richard
Williams, of Portland, will deliver the ad-
COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
go to the Corvallis, S. M. Depot.
Salman are coming into the Siletz river dress, which will be responded to by Rev.
in great numbers, and are said to be fat and j F. S. Hoyt, of Cincinnati, Ohio, who was
Will Bro.'s have now opened out
large new stock of fishing tackle.
Glendale, Douglas county, had a $15,000
fire on the morning of the 29th of last
Miss Annie Mansfield, sister of Wm. H
Mansfield of the Leader, is
For the latest styles of boots and shoes,
for both ladies and gentlemen, go to the
Boot and Shoe store.'
According to the Post, Yaquina will have
a bank as soon as a lot can be procured and
a building erected theron.
The Jackson county prohibitionists have
nominated a full ticket. Mr. Jacobs, who
was nominated for sheriff, declines.
Just received at the Boot and Shoe store
the largest and best selected stock of boots
and shoes ever brought to Corvallis. ,
Good brick for sale at Mrs. L. A. Den
nick's brick yard, near the flouring mill.
Orders are now being tilled, and a good sun
ply is yet on hand.
A Wagon road is talked of between Alsea
and Oneatta, and it is claimed that the
viewers have found a good route between
J. W. Hamilton, democratic nominee for
prosecuting attorney for this district, was
in our city this week interviewing old
B. W. Wilson, county clerk, left by
special train Saturday evening for Portland,
intending to reach Washington City to
Mrs. B. L. Arnold will leave for San
Francisco, by Tuesday's steamer. She goes
to attend the graduating exercises of her
sister, Miss Lelia White.
The regular monthly business meeting
of the W. C. T. U. will be held at Mrs.
Thompson's next Wednesday at half past
two. A full attendance is desired.
Remember that A. R. Pygall is a candi
date for the office of City Marshal, and that
he has filled the office for the past term
with credit to himself ami the city.
Dr. Chas. Lee, brother of Dr. J. B. Lee,
of this city, arrived in Corvallis last Friday
direct from Hillsboro, Ohio.1-1 The doctor
comes with the intention of making Oregon
his future home.
Miss Lizzie Hamilton will start on next
Monday for a visit to the eastern states and
, will be absent several months. The best
wishes of her many friends will accompany
her in her travels.
The collector of internal revenue for the
Portland district last Saturday received
checks from Washington for the total
amount of rebate on tobacco and cigars to
the amount of $47,375.
Mrs. Leavitt who has made such a suc
cessful lecturing tour in California is now
in Oregon, and will be in this city June 2nd.
She is the superintendent of the W. C. T.
U., for the Pacific coast.
New goods in all lines, clothing, dry
goods, boots and shoes, groceries, hardware
and crockery, all at reduced prices. Call
and be convinced, at S. L. Kline's, successor
to L. G. Kline & Co.
Rev. J. Bowersoxwill preach at Wells
Station next Sunday, May 4th, in the
Evangelical church at 11 o'clock a. m. At
which time, after the morning service the
Lord's supper will be celebrated.
It has been reported that John Lenger
has withdrawn from the contest in the city
election for the office of Marshal. Such, he
informs us, is not the case, and he asks the
careful consideration of the legal voters of
Roy Baber and wife returned from their
wedding tour last Tuesday evening, and on
Wednesday evening was tendered a recep
tion at the city hall by their many friends.
The reception was a pleasant affair and
highly enjoyed by all present.
A match game of base ball will be played
on the Corvallis ground to-morrow, between
the Dallas and Corvallis nines. In the eve
ning the Corvallis nine will give a social
dance at the city halL All are invited.
From our personal experience and acquaint
ance with the Dallas nine we feel warranted
in saying that it will be a very pleasant
game, notwithstanding the fact that it is
expected to be very closely contested.
To our city sutler ben we wish to say
the Gazette is addressed by a mailing ma
chine, which positively refuses to stop and
pick out a paper, even to its best friend who
casually drop in on Thursday afternoon
while we are at press. Did we write the
list by hand, we could and would be- more
accommodating, but the michiue is a
stubborn thing and will not be dictated to.
the first president of the school.
The Odd Fellows of San Francisco will
celebrate the event of laying the corner
stone of their new building on the 14th
inst. A movement is now in . progress to
have a general holiday proclaimed in that
city on the day of the celebration, and the
visiting friends eveut' 18 expeuieeteu to uc aeouiio. w iiwne in
importance in the annals of Oddfellowship
in that state.
The following notice was posted on the
door of E. Holgate's law office last Monday
"Gone to Portland to see what the
chances are to carry that precinct for county
clerk. Will return Wednesday or Thursday
evening. E. Holoate."
And so it will be seen that Mr. Holgate
will leave no stone unturned to secure his
election to the office of county clerk of this
county. This is right, for, undoubtedly
he will need all the outside help he can
possibly enlist in his behalf to secure his
The May number of the Overland Monthly
is on our table. It has for some months
been inviting temperate discussions of the
Chinese labor question, holding that any
public policy needs the corrective of an in
telligent opposition, that it may be forced
to constantly make its position good by
argument, instead of slipping into rant
and invective. Judge Wm. C. Blackwood
contributes an able article on this question
iu this number which will be read with
Mr. Canterbury, of Bates county, Mo.,
arrived in this city last week. Mr. Canter
bury is an uncle of Judge R. S. Strahan, of
Albany, and comes to Oregon looking for a
location for several families from Missouri.
He left on Monday morning for Yaquina
bay, and will spend some time at that place
looking at the resources cf that part of te
county. We hope Mr. Canterbury may
find suitable locations in Benton county,
and shall always be pleased to welcome
such gentlemen as permanent residents.
A grand Fourth of July celebration will
be had at Yaquina this year, at which the
whole valley will be in attendance. Ex
tensive arrangements will be made for the
convenience of cimpers who wish to attend,
and the Bay will doubtless be dotted with
tents from Toledo to Alexandria. It will
afford everbody a chance to see the railroad,
the Bay and old ocean, and enjoy the health
giving breezes and drink of the abundant
and free pure water that abounds every
where. Make your arrangements to come,
and enjoy at least one week of sight-seeing
and genuine pleasure. Election will be
over and you can just turn yourself loose
for a good time. Yaquina Pott.
Mr. C. S. Jenks, in the O. P. R. R. office,
has incurred the everlasting displeasure of
the newspaper reporters. Last Monday
afternoon while a gentleman was making
some purchases in Woodcock & Baldwin's
hardware store his horse which was attached
to a cart and left standing on the street,
waited as long as it thought best, when it
started for home without a driver, and Mr.
Jenks who happenedHo bo near, immediate
ly started in pursuit and soon had the satis
faction of gracefully vaulting into the seat
of the cart and returning the would-be-runaway
horse to its owner, much to the
displeasure of the reporter fiends. Such is
At least two large manufacturing estab
lishments will be erected at points on the
Bay near Yaquina, says the Post, the plants
for which will run up into the scores of
thousands of dollars. When erected they
will give employment to a large number of
skilled mechanics. Other large industries
are being talked of, and as the railroad
company has adopted the molt liberal of
policies towards all useful business enter
prise, no doubt the talk will end in the
early establishment of numbers of industries,
bringing valuable acquisitions in the way of
population, and adding at once to the com
mercial importance of Yaquina.
A private dispatch received at Portland
last Monday, from New York says that the
Puget Sound Shore railroad, viz: The
branch which is the connecting link between
the Columbia river and Seattle, will be
opened for traffic as soon as arrangements
can be made probably by May 10. The
Northern Pacific have promised to furnish
the rolling stock and to operate the road at
once. This was obtained through the ex.
ertiens of the Oregon Improvement com
pany, and will please the citizens of Seattle,
who will probably renew their laugh at
Tacoma's pretensions to being the Puget
sound terminus. The cities on the Sound
are much given thus to laughing at each
other. There is no doubt that the branch
from Portland to Kalama will be put in
operation as soon as the iron transfer boat
The Benton County Republican Conven
tion was called to order by E. Allen, Chair
man of the County Central Committee, at
10:30 o'clock in theforenaon on last Satur
day. C. H. Whitney was chosen Secretary
and N. A. Thompson Assistant Secretary.
Messrs. R. G. Nichols, F. M. Carter and G
G. Newton were appointed a committee on
credentials with instructions to report in
The committee on credentials submitted
their report, showing the following named
delegates entitled to seats in the conven
tion from the different precincts:
Soap Creejc Precinct. J. B. Congill, T.
B. Williamson, J. M. Risley, C. C. Kenyon.
Corvallis Precinct. E. Allen, M. S.
Woodcock, A M. Witham, C. H. Whitney
S. L. Shedd, M. Swick, J. O. Wilson, David
King, S. E. Belknap, A. G. Mulkey, S. N.
Lilly, N. A. Thompson, Wm. Glass, J. W.
Willamette Precinct. John Buchanan,
J. E. Gleason by W. W. Starr proxy, L. N.
Monroe Precinct. J. E. Edwards, R. A.
Belknap, Ed. Hawkins, M. T. Starr, R. J.
King's Valley Precinct. Chas Rice by
Plnnkett Droxv. F. M. Watson, G. D.
Marks, Perry Eddy.
Alsea Precinct. J. C. Polly, D. R. Tom,
Wm. J. Howell.
Summit Precinct. Geo. M. Martin by
Wm. Grant proxy, G. S. Crain and J. H.
Crain by W. P. Keady proxy.
Yaquina Precinct. C. H. Williams, L.
E. .Davis. G. R Megginson, Moses Gregson,
W. C. Copland, Ed. Hadaway by R. A.
To'edo Precinct. Wm. Brazlcton, by
A. Bensell proxy, Win. Grant.
Elk City Precinct. J. E. Dixon by F. M.
Carter proxy, F. M. Carter.
Turn Turn Precinct. Jos. Emenck, F.
M. Moon by Jos. Emerick proxy, J. J.
Lower Alsea Precinct. Thos. Baldwin,
D. H. Williams by T. Baldwin proxy,
Marion Ruble by David Ruble proxy.
Tide Water Precinct. Geo. Mercer
recommendation of committee.
Philomath Precinct. E. C. Wyatt, J.
Akin, A J. Williams, J. Brownson, X.
Cooper, George Bunnell, A. B. Xewton,
At 1 p. m. the Convention was again
called to order and the reports of the several
committees were received and adopted
The committer on resolutions reported the
following platform which was unanimously
The Republican party of Benton county
in convention assembled, do make and affirm
the following declaration of our principles:
First. That all land grants to railroads,
unearned according to the contract, should
be forfeited and restored to the public do
main for the use of actual settlers.
Second. That we recognize the essential
justice of ihe principles of the law of the
last session of the Legislature known as the
"Mortgage Tax Law;" and that the assess
ment laws should be so amended as to more
fully equalize taxation and prevent the
making of temporary and fictitious indebt
edness to offset assessed value.
Third That we are in favor of the en
actment of a registry law that will guard
the ballot-box and prevent illegal voting.
Fourth. That the general government
should purchase the canal and locks at
Oregon City, to the end that the Willamette
river may be made a free highway to the
sea; also, that the present rates of toll at
said locks should be reduced to a reaso nable
compensation for the service performed.
Fifth. That we are in favor of making it
a misdemeanor for any public officer or
member ef t te Legislature to accept or use
a free pass from any corporation or common
Sixth. That monopolies, by which a
privileged class exercise a controlling power
over the property and labor of a multitude
of citizens, arc opposed to the genius and
spirit of our government; and we favor such
legislation, both State and National, as will
prevent co-oporate bodies from encroaching
upon and oppressing the people.
Seventh. That in order to more securely
protect the interests of mechanics and
laborers, we are in favor of more efficient
and well considered lien laws.
Eighth. That the continuance and
earnest prosecution of the improvement to
the entrance of Yaquina harbor is an object
of the deepest interest to. Benton county
and the entire State, with special reference
to the certain results of such improvement
Jn reducing the cost to producers and con
sumers of both iuland and ocean transporta
tion of the products of Central and Eastern
Oregon, and we pledge our nominees for the
Legislature to vote for no man for the office
of United States Senator who will not un
equivocally admit the paramount importance'
of this great object, and energetically and
earnestly strive to secure liberal appropria
tions from the general government for its
Ninth. That we favor a Legislative en -actment
submitting to the voters of Oregon,
subject to their decision, a constitutional
amendment that shall prohibit the man
ufacture, sale or use of intoxicating liquors
within the State, except for mechanical and
Tenth. That the road laws should be so
amended as to require the payment of road
tax in the district where the property is
W. P. Keadt,
A. G. Mrrr.KEY,
R. A. Bensell.
The following resolution was presented
by W. P. Keady and unanimously adopted
by the convention:
Whereas, This convention recognizes
the vital interests of the-: entire Willamette
Valley as inseparably connected with the
maintenance of Yaqnina as a port of entry ;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That our Senators and Repre
sentative in Congress be requested most
earnestly to oppose the movement now be
ing made tending to the consolidation of
Yaquina with any other port in Oregon, as
detrimental to every interest we uphold,
and directly opposed to the development of
this portion of the State, now opening out
under such favorable prospects.
Resolved, That the Secretary of the con
vention be directed to send to our Senators
and Representative copies of this resolution.
In accordance with the report on order
of business the convention proceeded with
the following business in order as recom
mended by the committee:
The following: named persons were elected
as delegates to attend the Republican State
Convention at Portland on April 30th 1884:
Levi Henkle, R. A. Belknap, R. A. Bensell,
A. M. Witham, C. H. Whitney, E. Allen,
W. P. Keady, A. G. Mulkey, and M. S.
The following named persons were put in
nomination before the convention from
which to select three candidates for repre
sentatives to the next legislature : W. T.
Starr, John A. Henkle, J. M. Risley. VV.
P. Keady, W. 3. Hufford and M. J. Connor.
On the first ballot Starr received 16 votes,
Henkle 55, Risley 10, Keady 52, HufTord
30, and Connor 24, whereupon John A.
Henkle and W. P. Keady having received
a majority of the votes cast were declared
candidates for representatives. On the
second ballot Starr received 8, Risley 4,
Hufford 31, Connor 20; no one having
received a majority. Starr and Risley's
names having been withdrawn a third ballot
was had wherein Hufford received 28 votes
and Connor 35; whereupon M. 1. Connor
was declared the third nominee for repre
sentative. E. H. Hawkins, J. B. Cogle, G. G.
Newton, David Ruble and Thos. Cooper
were put m nomination from which to select
two candidates for County Commissioners.
On the first ballot Hawkins received 44
votes, Cogle 14. Newton 25, Ruble 19,
Cooper 24; which resulted in electing E. H.
Hawkins on first ballot. The names of
Ruble and Cooper were then withdrawn
and on second ballot G. G. Newton was
elected as the remaining candidate for
County Commissioner, he having received
41 votes and Cogle 21.
For Sheriff Sol King was nominated on
the first ballot, he having received 36 yotes,
Levi Henkle 17, and Wm. Crees 10.
For County Clerk, B. W. Wilson was
nominated by acclamation.
For County Treasurer, on the first ballot
John Williams received 15 votes, Wallace
Baldwin 16, T. J. Blair 21, T. J. Buford 11,
and on the second ballot T J. Blair was
nominated as the candidate, he having re
ceived 32 votes, Williams 9, Wallace Bald
win 14, T. J. Buford 5 and C. H. Whitney 3.
For Superintendent of Common Schools,
Edgar Grimm was nominated by acclama
tion. For County Surveyor, Geo. Mercer was
nominated by acclamation.
For County Assessor, on first ballot John
Whitaker received 10 votes, Perry Eddy 28,
A. J. Williams 19. Second ballot, Whit
aker 11, Eddy 30, Williams 21. Third
ballot Whitaker S, Eddy 29, Williams 26.
The name of Whitaker was then withdrawn,
and on the fourth ballot Eddy received 33
votes, Williams 30 which resulted in the
nomination of Perry Eddy as the candidate
For Coroner, Dr. T. V. B. Embree was
nominated by acclamation.
The following named persons were select
ed from the various precincts as the Re
publican Central Committee:
J. M. Risley of Soap Creek, S. L. Shedd
of Corvallis, John Buchanan of Willamette,
M. T. Starr of Monroe, Frank Chambers of
King's Valley, Silas iSowell of Alsea, Geo.
L. Crain of Summit, R. A. Bensell of Ya
quina, J. H. Blair of Eik City, Jos. Emerick
of Turn Turn, O. Thompson of Lower Alsea,
A Markley of Tide Wrater, John A.
Henkle of Philomath and Jos. Thompson of
On motion the nominations made by the
convention were declared unanimous,
whereupon the convention adjourned.
To the Ladles of Corvallis and Vicinity.
Having decided to remain in Corvallis in
future, and give to my patrons the benefit
of the latest and most fashionable styles of
millinery, no finer or more expensive can be
had in Portland or San Francisco; to this
end I solicit my patrons and all others to
come and examine my large and stylish
stock. I have selected in person and will
esteem it a fa?or to show my goods and
give prices, as I am confident there has
never been so large and rich a stock of Paris
trimmed hats, bonnets and milinery ever
brought to Corvallis before. Come and see,
examine and satisfy yourselves. No trouble
to show goods. Remember at my old stand.
Come one, come all.
20 Mrs. J. Mason.
Sheep Thieves. One of the most daring
and contemptible thefts which has ever
come to our notice is reported to have oc
curred in our county last week. Manly
Currier, living near this place, has a band
of sheep in which there was about 50 lambs,
and it appears that on Wednesday of Last
week he noticed that nearly all of the
lambs were missing. Upon investigation
he found where two wagons had been backed
up to the fence, the sheep surrounded and
the lambs caught and lifted over the fence
into the wagons. Circumstances go to show
that this version of the theft is correct, as
on Monday night wagons were heard on the
road in which lambs were bleating, and
Mr. Currier's lambs were known to be with
the flock on Sunday previous. The guilty
parties should be detected and made to
sutler the extreme penalty of the law for
this new departure of thieving. Mr.
Currier's loss is between 30 and 40 fine
Real Estate Transfers
For the month of April as4 shown by the
Albert Ray to S. G. Irvin, SO acres; con
State of Oregon to O. C. Thompson, 120
acres; consideration $240.
State of Oregon to M. L. Trapp, 40 acres;
M. S. Neugass to O. R. Additon, lots in
Buford's 2nd addition to Alexandria; con
J. D. Graham to J. Arnold, lots in Toledo;
State of Oregon to E. R. West, 134 acres;
consideration $168. - 0
Charles Schmidt and John King, to
George King, lots in Oyster City; conside
B. W. Wilson to Andrew Rickard, 50
acres; consideration $350.
Malinda Uoldson to Joseph Emery, lots
in Alexandria; consideration $400.
Chas. E. Montgomery to the directors of
school district No. 57, 1 acre; consideration
Charles Schmidt and John King to James
Brown, lots in Oyster City; consideration
Chas. Schmidt and John King to James
Brown, lots in Oyster city; con $1.
Nancy E. Butt to J. R. Bryson, 159 acres;
G R Thompson to Sarah Howard, lot in
Monroe; con $325.
Chas Schmidt and John King to J A
Olsson lots in Oyster city; con $1.
W H Goldson to J E Halliday, lots in
Alexandria; con $1.
L E Blain to J J Dubrille, lots in Buford's
addition to Alexandria, con $125.
Maria McConnell and others to R A Hurl
burt, 320 acres; con $1050.
W H Goldson to W. P. Keady, lots in
Alexandria; con $1.
U S to Columbus Hinton, patent.
James Brown to John Kiug, 93 acres; con
Samuel Warfield to Henry Hulsc, 160
acres; con $2000.
Charles Schmidt to John A Olsson, lots
in Oyster city; con $250.
Mrs. J T Vincent and others to John E
Halliday, land; con $800.
A J Ray to Fannie A Johnson, land; con
J W Lakin tos Robert Smith, lots in
Dixon's addition to Marysville; con $100.
Wm P Stitt to Joseph Emery, 20 acres;
A A Williamson to R N Williamson, lots
in the town of Wells; con $1000.
J J Nye to G B Haight, lot in Newport;
J A Olsson to C H Duucan, lot in New
port; con $55.
J A Miller to Zephin Job, 18 acres; con
Nettie J Baker to L L Horning, lot in
Joseph Emerick to L L Horning, lot in
Corvallis; con $50.
T J Buford to L L' Hornine, lot in Bu
ford's second addition to Alexandria; con
Charles Smith and Daniel Murphy to
Harriett Henderson, 25 acres; con $435.
B L Arnold to C C Case, lot in Buford's
addition to Alexandria; con $100.
J R Bryson to C C Case, lot in Buford's
addition to Alexandria; con $100.
Martha Avery to A C Ewa,rt, 5 acres, con
B R and Zephin Job to Joseph Emery,
block in Alexandria; con $1000.
Waggoner &, Buford to Joseph Emery,
lots in Alexandria; con $550.
Wm Grant to J R Bryson, 4 acres; con
C H Nash to Wallis Nash, land, con
F G Nash to C H Nash, 150 acres; con
C II Nash to Zephin Job, 160 acres; con
R W Brock to J R Bryson, land; con
Joseph Emery to W CCrawford, 20 acres;
M S Neugass to T Egenton Hogg, lots in
Corvallis; con $550.
Lydia Brastield to B R Forbes and A E
Gallupe, lot in Buford's addition to Alex
andria; con $75.
Officers Elected. The Corvallis lodge,
I. O. G. T., at their last meeting elected
the following officers to serve for the ensu
ing term: Geo. A. Brock, W. C. T. ; Addie
Kelly, W. V. T.; Ida C.iton, W. Sec;
Hattie Wright, W. F. S.; J. H. Wortham,
W. T.; Jennie Buchanan, W. M.; E. Allen,
W. Chaplain; Nellie ToddW. I. G; Robt.
Wilson, W. O. G, ; Clara Abbey, Organist.
The above officers will be installed at the
next regular meeting. The lodge is in a
flourishing condition and is making a strong
effort toward securing the Banner Lodge of
For Sale. I have for sale one of
Harbach' latest improved Magic Lanterns,
complete outfit of views for exhibition.
Any person wishing to buy such an outfit,
either for traveling and exhibiting, or for
home amusement, this is just the thing,
Outfit cost $126. There could be no finer
present for parents to present to their
children. This is a bargain. Call on Fri
day May 2nd, between the hours of 9 and
12 at the Occidental Hotel. Enquire for
UST OF LETTERS.
Remaining unclaimed in the Postoffice at
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday
May 2nd 1884. Persons calling for same
will please say "advertised," giving date of
N. R. Barber, P. M.
King's Valley Item3.
Woodle, T. N.
Fruit and crop prospects were never better
in King's valley than at present.
Farmers are progressing nicely with their
work; a few more days of nice weather will
enable them to get in their spring crops.
The Gazette now arrives on time, much
to the joy of its many patrons.
The present worthy chief of the I. O. G.
T..Mr. James Plunkett, is very enthusiastic
in his work, and his influence for good is
very perceptibly felt in the lodge and com
munity. Mr. A. N. Halleck and family have
moved to Monmouth, to avail themselves
of the school privileges that place offers.
Mr. James I'lunkett now occupies the late
home of Samuel King. John Miller Esq.,
of Wells, will soon take up his abode in his
newly purchased home.
Mr. Bristow of Monmouth controls the
school in the lower district, and Miss Abbie
Eight of Corvallis, is teaching the upper
school. Both are well attended and the
teachers are giving excellent satisfaction.
Mr. Wm. Chambers of Moscow, Idaho
Ty., to xhe great surprise and gratification
of his many friends, reached the valley last
Saturday evening. He left to-day on .his
return to Moscow.
Mr. Burgett, a very old resident and the
father of our highly esteemed citizen Mr.
Wm. Burgett, is lying dangerously ill at
the residence of Mr. Gabriel Long. It is
saiu he cannot recover.
Mr. James Fouler i
posed from some pulmonary complaint.
Mr. S. J. Wells is busily engaged gath
ering up produce and other necessaries of
life for railroad parties at the Summit.
Mr. McGreer and several others of Perry
dale stoped in the valley last Monday
night while on their way to the B.iy.
Mrs. Clarinda Chambers, of Siletz Agency,
and Mrs. Campbell of Corvallis visited in
the valley last week.
The saw mill, owned by Frantz Bros,
is running again, and parties wishing lumber
rough or dressed, can get the very Lest
quality at reasonable prices.
Mrs. Ellen Kiser, of Philomath, is visit
ing her parents, Mr. Samuel Bice's.
An effort is being put forth to secure the
services of Prof. Jones and wife of Phil
omath, teachers of instrumental and vocal
music, during the coming summer. In this
effort the people should be of one mind, for
the musical taient of the valley demands
resurrection and direction.
It is said a lady from Eugene would
come here to teach instrumental music if
the requisite number of scholars were
Messrs. M. J. Conner a id Harry Meyers
are circulating subscription papers to secure
foods to be applied in the construction of a
hall for the W. C. T. II. of Corvallis.
At 5 P. M. on Sunday May ith, a meeting
will be held at the Evangelical church to
reorganize the Sunday School.
A NN OUNOKM E N TS.
I am a candidate for City Treasurer.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of City Treasurer of the city of
Corvallis, subject to the decision of tho
voters of the city at the coming election,
S. E. Belknap.
For City Recorder.
John W. Williams, one of the pioneer
tesideuts of Corvallis, announces himself as
a candidate tor Recorder at the next city
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of City Recorder at the com
ing election, subject to the votes of the
Geo. A. Brock.
Emmett H. Taylor, so long and favorably
known in Corvallis, requests us to announce
in this manner that lie will be a candidate
for the office of City Recorder at the ap
proaching city election.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for
the office of City Recorder of Corvallis at
the next city election.
George M. Gerhard.
The undersigned, who has presided over
the destiny of the Corvallis city court for
the past year, announces that he will be a
candidate for re-election as city Recorder at
the eonuBg city election.
W. H. Lush.
For City Marshal.
1 hereby annonce myself as a candidate
for the office of City Marshal at the coming
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of City Marshal at the coming
M. Sr. Germain.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate
for the office of City Maishal, of the city of
Corvallis, at the coming City election.
J. B. Scrafford.
PBODUCE PRICE CURRENT.
Wheat in Portland Urn it 5.56 per cental sacked.
No price offered here,
Oats - .40
Wool per lb 16 to 17
Hour per barrel 5 a
Ikicnn sides 11 12
Hams 14 to 16
Shoulders 9 to
Lard, 10 lb tins Ill
u Kegs IT
Butter, fresh rolls 20 to 25
Egg, perdoz ? is
Dried apples, Plunimer, 10 to 12
" Sun dried- 9 to 3
Plums, pitless 12 to 14
Chickens, per doz 2 50 to 3 ou
Hides, dry flint r.. 10 tm 13
" green C to 7
Geese, tame ; 6 00
Rucks, , j SG0 to 4 00
Onions per lb '. . .