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About Oregon union. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1897-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1897)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, I897.
s Market Reports.
Corrected weekly at the hour of going to
Wheat, 76c 66C
Flonr, 4 bbl 410
Oats, 33 c
Barley, $18 to 19 ton
Bran, U.00 ton 12.00
Hay, Timothy, baled, 12 and 12.30., 10.00
' Wild, 9 to 10
Butter, 25 and 45 SO and 40
Eggs, 22c doz 23
Obiekens, 2 and 2.50 doz , 2.00 and 2.50
Potatoes, 35 to 40c sack 37 e
Onions, lc lb . .. 1 1-2
Hops, 8 to 13 lor new crop
Wool, Valley, U to 16c pound 13 to 15
Hogs, dressed, 4.50 to 5 4-
Beef, " 4 to 5
Mutton, ' 5
Apples, 35c to 40e bJX..., 20 to 25
Wheat Bags, 5 to 5 1-2 per 103.......... 6to51-2
Cascara Bark 1 1-4
Personal and Otherwise.
Luther Williams returned to the city
after a year or more absence.
Miss Addie Schmidt accompanied her
father to Portland Monday.
ThtfS. P. bridge crew are repairing
ths turn- table at the depot this week.
S. L. Kline says he wants his custom
ers tqjook out for a startling circular
from his house this month.
David A. Pattullo, an agent of Balfour
Gi thrie & Co., of Portland, was here
Wednesday looking after investments
his firm have in this county.
J. J. Sturgill, of Baker City, who is
traveling for the Fraternal Union of
America, a new insurance society, was in
Corvallis Wednesday, on his way to
Mr. J. Turner, formerly with the
C. B. & Q. Railroad," is now employed
as assistant to Mr. J. C. Mayo, in the
traffic department of the O. C. & E.
Mr. Turner is an energetic man and wilj
do the company good service.
As will be noticed in their advertise
ment, the S. P. R. West side train that
ran between McMinnville and Portland,
will hereafter run between Independence
and Portland, taking in all stations. This
will be a great accomodation to the
Independence people, and they will r.o
doubt appreciate it.
Congressmen Tongue was in Corvallis,
after his visit to Yaquina. Bay, and seemed
roost earnest and enthusiastic, in his de
termination to do all in his power to
further the interests of the harbor inv
nrovemeiil at- that dace. In no other
way can he so surely earn the gratitude
of the people in the Willamette. Valley.
The Franklin . Machine and Foundry
Co. is "composed of men who are each an
expert in his line and any work done by
them will be sure to be well done. One
of the firm is a first class plunimer, and
Is now engaged doing some pipe work at
thecollet?e. Brine, voitr work in now
. when there is time to give it proper at
Smith and Horning have two carloads
of cattle at the bay which will be shipped
to Portland on Monday. They have also
bought the Foster cattb, 35 h
posed to be the fiuest cattle in the county,
and will ship them about Dec. 1st.
Smith and Horning have' distributed a
good many thousand dollars among the
farmers here in the last year.
The entertainment given by the ladies
of the Presbyterian Church at th : opera
house on Wednesday - evening was a
errand success. Although the weather
was unusually severe, the hall was crowd
ed and everyone enjoyed themselves.
The result must 1 ave been a snug little
sum added to the fund for which these
Chnstun women were laboring, and it is
a pleasure to rote it.
The following . letter received by
tln Chief of Police here, explains itself.:
Suver, Or., Nov. 12. '97.
Dear Sir: My store was broken
into last night and some overalls, tobac
co, razors, knives, scissois, etc. were
taken, for the purpose (I would suppo e)
of seh;ng them. Please keep a lookout
for him; He seems to be above the
ordinary footpad, because he never dis
turbed the money that was in the P. O.
department. R. W. Swink.
The Ore (rouian.
In an advertisement elsewhere it will
be seen that we offer the Weekly Oregon
ian and the OREGON UNION both to one
address for the small sum of $1.75 a
year in advance. The Weekly Oregon
ian will give you all the news of the
state, the nation and the world, while
the Union will give you all the county
news, and in no other way can you pos
sibly get this so cheap. The Oregonian
needs no recommendation at our hands,
and the Union too, speaks for itself
We wish to say one thing with reference
to ourselves. Enemies of the Union
are circulating the report that it is only a
temporary affair, and will not last. - This
is false. We have the best newspaper
office in the county; it is entirely out of
debt and Is already on a paying basis.
It came here to stay, and the encourage
' ment we have already received has
- placed its future success beyond a doubt.
It's subscription price alone is $1 a year,
in advance, or $1.75, in advance, will get
the Weekly Oregonian and the Union
for one year to one address. . Send in
your names at once, as congress will
meet soon, and important measures will
come before it that you should know.' j
Episcopal Church, Rev. Geo. F. Plum
mer. Pastor. Services every Sabbath at
11 a. m, and 7 :3d p. m. Sunday School,
10 a. 'm.
Christian Church, A. D. Skaggs, Pas
tor. Preaching services at n a. m. and
7.30. Sunday School 10 a. m., Junior
Endeavor at 3 p. m., Y. P. S. C. E. at
Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Father
S. Jurek, pastor. The usual services will
be held every Sunday except the second
Sunday of each month at 10:30 a. m.,
and 7:30 p. m.
A union Thanksgiving service will be
held in the M. E. Church on Thanks
giving day jnov. 25th at 11 o'clock a. m.
Rev. W. J. Fenton of the M. E. Church,
South, will preach.
Meetings at the Salvation Army hall
every night in the week except Tuesday,
Capt. Plumstead ia charge. Everybody
welcome andespecially those that have
no church home.
Baptist Church, Rev. Mark Noble, pas
tor. Regular services every Sabbath at
11 a. in. and 7:30 p. m Sunday School
ic a. m. Young people's meeting, 6:30 p.
m. Junior Endeavor 3 p. ni.
Presbyterian Church, Rev. E. J. Thomp
son, Pastor. Regular services at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday School 10 a.
m. Junior C. E. 9 a. m. Senior C. E.
7 p. m. Player meeting Thursdays.
M. E. Church, South. W. J. Fenton,
Pastor. Regular services every Sun
day at 1 1 a. ni. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday
school 10 a. m. Epworth. League 6.30
p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday even
ing. Evangelical Association of North Amer
ica, church opposite the court house, W.
N. O'Kelley, Pastor. Regular services
every Sunday evenii g at 7 30. Sunday
School at 2 p. m. Prayer meeting Tues
days. " , -
M. E. Church, Rev. Isaac Peart, Pas
tor. 'Sunday School 9:45 a. m. Regu
lar services at 1 1 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Epworth League . 6:30 p. m. - Class
meeting follows the morning service.
Prayer meeting Thursdays.
United Evangelical Church Sunday
School .every Sunday at 10 a. m. Preach
ing the first and third Sundays at 1 1 a. hi.
K. L. C. E. meets at 6:30 and preaching
every Sunday at 7:30 p. m. - Prayer and
praise meeting Wednesday evening.
Congregational Church. Rev. F. O.
Krause, a graduate of Beloit College and
Yale Divinity School, has been engaged
as pastor. Regulir sei vice every Sunday
at 11 a. m and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
School at 10 a. m. Y. 1 S. C. E. at
6:30 p. m. - Preaching at Plymouth at 3
p. m. two Sundays ina month.
LOCAL HEWS IN BRIEF.
For Yaquina Harbor.
Many Timely Topics Tersely
Be wise! Have Vogle fit your eyes.
Frank Hughes, of Alsea, is registered
at the hotel. -T.
L. Davidson, of Independence, was
in town this week.
All kinds of job printing at reasonable
rates at this office. . ,
A. J. Rickard, of Eugene, registered at
the Occidental Saturday. - . ,
J. J. Tui nidge, of Toledo, was regis
tered at the hotel last Saturday. .
Special meeting at the Salvation hall
Saturday evening, the 20th.- Coffee and
cake after the meeting.
Elder E. C Sanderson, of Eugene, will
occupy the pnlpit at the Christian
Church on Sunday next, both morning
and evening, at the usual hours. All are
A kind welcome is extended to all who
desire to attend the services at the Pres
byteiian Church next Sabbath morning
and evening. Seats reserved especially
tor students and strangers.
Subject at Methodist Episcopal Church
Lofd's Day morning "The God-man a
practical feature, and the white fields as
one of his most excellent practical les
sons." Evening. The second discourse
on "A beautiful view of the Palace in
three pictures." Five pictures will be
presented, and an appropriate song at
the close of each picture.
The "free for all" entertainment to be
given at the United Evangelical Church,
on Thanksgiving evenirfg, Nov. 25,
promises to be one of rare interest.
There will be no admission fee, nor col
lection taken. Everylwdy is invited, and
every one who wishes to help a few poor
families can do so by bringing anything
that is needed to make life comfortable.
Sugar, rice, beans, bacon and anything
else ot the kind will be acceptable.
Clothing is especially desired. Misfit or
uut vi uawj garments can oe put to a
good use. A committee will receive the
gifts at the door ; bpt if you haven't any
gifts to bring, come, anyway. Doors
open all eveniug. The following is the
program : Doxology, congregation : Scrip
ture reading, Mrs. J. Lewis; prayer,
B. J . Kelly ; address, Dora Jackson , Pres.
K. L. C. E. ; chorus, "O come let us sing
unto the iord," Choir; recitation. May
Hotchkiss ; harp trio, selected, Father,
Pearl and George Hotchkiss; Tableau,
"Thanksgiving;" quartette, selected,
ladies voices; lecitation, Bertha Henkle:
duet, Pearl and Elsie Hotchkiss ; tableau,
ine drunkard's family;" instrumental
eolo, Don Woodward ; tableau, "The
Reformation;" recitation, Ailene Peter
son ; quartette, male voices ; recitation,
Miss Hollister; quartette; recitation,
Leona Jackson ; solo, guitar ac. Mrs.
Franklin; instrumental duet, selected.
Don Woodward, and Aona Burlingame ;
quartet, ''Praise ye the Lord ;" tableau,
uooa ignt." Uut this out and brine
it with yon.
On Thursday, 8 p. m. Nov. 10, the W.
. T. U. tendered a reception to the lad
ies of Oorvallis who are in sympathy
with the temperance movement. The
meeting was opened by a short devotion-
ol service, followed by vocal and instru
mental music after which a liirht re
freshment of cake, sandwitches, and co
coa was served, and a pleasant social
time was enjoyed by all present. With
promise of others to be held occassional-
ly, you are all cordialy invited to come
to the regular meetings which are held
every Thursday at 3 p. m. All mem
bers do not fail to be on hand promptly
at the hour.
Oxr OF TlIEM.
W. D. Gaiman and S. V. Hall,
Gates, were in town on Monday
County warrants taken af par for mer
chandise at Nolan and Callahan's.
Nate Taylor, a farmer from Lobster,
was in town this week for a load of sup
A. O. Krogstad, of Philomath, was
in town on Monday and made us a pleas
Webb Belknap, of. the Belknap settle
ment, was in the city?; Wednesday on
T. W. B. Smith went over to Yaquira
Bay this week on business, and will re
District Attorney Yates was in Albany
Tuesday attending to business connected
with his office.
Chief Wells arrested two men on
Saturday for, violation of city laws and
added $10 to the city revenue.
Our old friend, J. Blower, Of Yaquina
Bay, with his wife, have been in town' for
a few days visiting their daughter.
Hon. W. R. Ellis, our congressman
from tire second district, was in town
Saturday on his way to Yaquina Bay.
The Chief of Police wants you to be
ready with your dollar to pay dog tax on
Monday; so get a dollar or sell your dog.
Dr. J. T. Lee of. Independence who
was a member of the last legislature died
suddenly at his home on Tuesday last,
Mary's Peak was covered with snow
Sunday last and the chilly blasts . from
that quarter cooled the-Alaska fever in
many a fellow's brain.
G- W. Davis, a prominent politician of
Salem and the proprietor of the Pioneer
quarry in Lincoln county, came to town
on Monday's steamboat, Albany.
Miss.Mollie Bergin left for California
on Wednesday last.. She will spend the
winter with friends in the southern part
of that state, where . they have perpetual
C. Schmidt left for Portland on Mon-'
day to arrange for his trip to Skaguay
next "February. Some of the material
and supplies that he will take along will
be manufactured to order.
J. N,- Brandeberry who was so un
fortunate as to permanently injure both
his wrists in a fall some weeks ago, has
gone to San Francisco to consult special
ists. We earnestly hope he may get the
relief he looks for. . .
Corvallis was well filled with showmen
and-others last Sunday, and they hugged
the stove pretty closely, as it was a cold
day. If the recording' angel works
Sundays, he was busy all day on the
yarns these fellows told.
43 ladies and about 7 gentlemen rep.
resenting the Degree of Honor lodge of
Albany paid a fraternal visit to their
sisters here last Thursday. They had a
joyous time and about 1 o'clock in the
morning returned by special train.
James Murchison, of Edinboro, Scot
land was in Corvallis this week. He has
been making a tour of the weJt, and as
he had heard of the Willamette Valley
wanted to see it. He speaks in the
highest terms ot what he has seen of it.
The Chief of Police had a man in
charge last Sunday who was a mystery.
He appeared to be deaf and dumb but
for many reasons this was doubted. The
fellow was very likely playing a part, and
he may be one of, the fellows who are
holding up people in the country just
Walt L. Smith, for many years em
ployed in the mechanical department of
the O. P. and O. C. & E. railroad, was
in town on Saturday. Walt is about to
leave the bay to reside permanently on
his farm near Halsey. in Linn county.
We know of no one who will be so badly
missed at Yaquina.
Our old friend M. J. Alphin was nom
inated for city marshal of Toledo by the ,
citizens of that stiiring town, and no
better selection could have been made.
Jack is an allround good man, and as
faithful and trustworthy as any man we
ever met. He will no doubt be elected.
and will perform his duties well.
Well we remember when telegraph
dispatches first reached Yaquina Bay
over a line built by Col. Hogg. Ticks
from this wire have made men's hearts
bound with joy and often the reverse of
this; but the old line has got down to
routine business and there will be no
more of this. The Western Union Co.
have lately added it to their system.
There are a couple of robbers travel
ing through this part of the county lately
that some good citizen ought to shoot.
A store at Suver was broken into and
robbed of goods valued at $60, and the
Chinese railroad hands at Wrenn were
robbed of $90 in money. Farmers
wives throughout the country who are
often alone are terrified; they ought to
Now that the siege of office seekers is
raised, our congressmen are devoting the
few remaining days before they return to
their labors at Washington to looking
after the interests of the people. On
Saturday last Congressmen Tongue and
Ellis,' accompanied by 25 prominent men
from Linn, Lane, Marion, Benton and
Polk counties, made a trip to Yaquina
Bay. The object of the visit was to
luminal i.e themselves with the con
ditions at - that place and gather all
available data relative to the improvement
of the bay. After an easy and pleasant
ride over the road.'which was iri-eplendid
condition, the party arrived at Elk City;
where a number of people were gathered
who made lond calls for Tongue and
Ellis. Nothing loath, the congressmen
of j stepped to the platform and Tongue had
I got a3 far as "My fellow citizens I am
glad to see you" when the bell tingled
and the conductor who is something of
a wag pulled out and left the crowd cheer
ing for more talk, while the two speakers
each with a speech a yard long sticking
out of his mouth returned to their seats
to meet their laughing companions.
When Toledo was reached several hun
dred of the population were gathered in
the streets and around the station.
Formal demand for the distinguished
visitors was made by the Mayor, and
again our congressmen stepped to the
front, this time it was no trifling matter;
dignity was given to the occasion by the
presence of many ladies, who with a few
appropriate words by one of the number,
presented each congressman with an
elegant boquet. At the request of the
mayor and in response to loud calls from
the citizens,' Mr. Tongue improved the
short stay to assure them in a few earnest
words that the Oregon Delegation were a
unit in its labors for the improvement of
Yaquina Bay ; he assured them that the
improvement so long and faithfully
labored for by Dolph, Mitchell and Her
man should not cease through any lack
of labor and attention which it was pos
sible for his colleagues and himself to
give it. "We are a unit, gentlemen, in
this matter," he said, "and fully realize
the immense importance of the deepen
ing of the channel into this bay. It is not
the producers of Oregon alone who are
interested ' here; Washington, Idaho,
Montana, the whole west ccast and even
the Atlantic states cannot be indifferent
to it. It means another harbor of refuge
to the distressed mariner, another port
of entry, another outlet for a great in
terior to the highways of the world.''
When the train arrived at Yaquina a
steamer was in waiting which carried the
passengers to Newport, where the Ocean
House furnished ample accomodations
for all. A meeting had been arranged
for by the citizens and the large hall was
well filled. Dr. J. R. Bayley,. the
veteran pioneer of the bay, was called to
the chair and the congressmen were in
vited to address the meeting.. Mr. Tongue
spoke first and in his usual earnest style
held the attention of the audience
while he explained that the people of
Oregon as well as 'their representatives,
had a work to do in order to secure the
one million dollar appropriation for the
harbor. "We will work for you," he
said, -'but you must strengthen our
hands. If you content yourselves with
requesting us to improve your rivers and
harbors we may fail to meet your ex
pectations. The people - of Oregon are
interested in the improvement of Ya
quina harbor and you must help us to
make that interest felt at Washington.
Do not allow d ivision of effort to occur
through scheming politicians but let us
all work together for the state of Oregon
and the great northwest." Ellis spoke
next in his usual hearty and convincing
style. He showed that he was fully
alive to the importance of the work nnder
consideration. He said his home being
in Eastern Oregon made no difference in
his interest in Yaquina Bay. He de
clared the whole state should be aroused,
and if necessary should assault the
Secretary of War with facts and figures
until he let the contract provided for by
congress for the improvement of Yaquina
harbor. He was repeatedly cheered,
and all felt that he would earnestly and
ably labor for the -improvement of the
bay as well as every other material
interest of Oregon. Judge Burnett spoke
next. The Judge is always a sound
reasoner and eloquent speaker. On this
occasion he excelled himself and was
frequently applauded. Colonel Mon
tague, the populist orator of Linn, spoke
next, and in well formed, clear cut
sentences he covered the subject in
hand, and pledged the support of the
populists for any measure to deepen and
improve the channel through which may
some day enter the commerce of the
VARIETY OF SUBJECTS
Especial Interest to An
The nickel-in-the slot machine case
came up before the City Recorder. A
demurer was entered by the defendants
on account of a faulty complaint. The
demurer was overruled and the defend
ants fined $20, and costs. The parents
of this city ask that the city council sus
tain its officers in their, efforts to sup
press the slot machine. It is a device to
teach children to gamble, and they don't
want it. Since 'writing the above, the
case has gone to the circuit ceurt on appeal.
A Lonely Boy.
The only prisoner now in the county
jail is a boy net .yet come to the age of
manhood. He is there, accused of
serious crime committed in Lincoln
county-. The awful loneliness of his
situation, as he sits eating his heart out
with vain regrets, and listens to the town
clock over . his head as it lolls off the
hours of his life is fearful to ccn template;
while before him may only be a term in
a living tomb at the penitentiary; and
how easy it might all have been otherwise
If there is any man or woman on earth
who contributed in the smallest degree, to
this young man's downfall, he or she
ought to have an uneasy feeling where
their heart used to be ; for in the great
reckoning he may take "a : higher seat
H. M. Brunk has purchased a half
interest in the Occidental Hotel, and the
business will hereafter be ruii by Schmidt
and Brunk. No better arrangement
could possibly befmade, as Mr. Schmidt
has a business established at Skaguay
Alaska that will claim part of his atten
tion. Mr. crunk is an old hotel man
with large experience, and well acquainted
with the traveling public; so in the
future the hotel will be kept up to its first
class reputation. ; Where Mr. Brunk is
best known he has a host of friends who
will all rejoice to see him settled in
business amongst them.
But one that is easily guessed. .
What 3 It that Everyone will soon
To Trade For Corvallis property,
house and four lots in Waldport. Will
pay difference in cash. Inquire through
P. O. Box 25, Corvallis, or at this office.
The Racket store will be removed to
the building formerly occupied by Small
nearly opposite the post office, and expect
to be in their new quarters by Saturday.
Wanted Smith & Horning will pay
the highest cash price for 500 turkeys
delivered to them at Stettler's meat mar
ket any time cn or tefore the 1 8th of
- Orders taken for O.
uniforms at $14.50... -.
A. C, regulation
S. L. Kline.
A Fitting- Memorial.
Any retrospective view of the past will
bring to mind thoughts of other days,
which, whether filled with pleasing or
sorrowful memories, softened by-time,
bring us nearer to those whom we have
lived among, and w ho have contributed
to our own welfare or unhappmess, as
the occasion has '-given rise. As the
poet says: ' :
"Alls sustained by elemental strife.
And passions iire'llie elements of life."
'These reflections have been occasioned
by a picture which through the courtesy
of the County Clerk, Mr. V. E. Walters,
we were shown a few days since, and
the sentiment impressed on one while
beholding it, naturally leads to a retro
spective view of Benton's judicial history
the last quarter of a century or more.
It is a group composed of the former
County Judges, ot Benton County, resid
ing in Corvallis, and ,. of the veteran
County Clerk, B. W. Wilson, whose
term of thirty consecutive y ears extended
through all the terms of the Judges repre
sented in the picture. Judge Holgate
occupies the foreground, and' Judges
Burnett and McFadden are seated near,
while Tudee Hufford, the present in
cumbent, is standing; and this attitude
strikes one as being appropriate, in that
the Judge, in whose keeping is entiusted
the supervision, of estates left by those
who are taken away from the protection
of widows and orphans, should be ever
figuratively standing there, ready to
prevent their substance from being de
voured by any of the human wolves
always to be found prowling about, seek'
ing to line their own nests through the
ignorance or confidence of the unsuspect
ing and unprotected.
The picture is incomplete and of this
Mr. Watters expressed his regret; and in
this he will be joined by the entire com
munity. Judges, Kelsay and Bryson are
not there, and any represention of the
last twenty ' years of Benton County's
judicial history without those two familiar
forms, must be incomplete. Who will
fail to remember the kindly greeting of
Judge Brysonwhose strong personality,
deep insight into human nature, and
clear legal mind, left constantly the im
pression of a pushing, influential man.
Who will forget the classical tendencies
of Col. Kelsay, to whom the study of
Tacitus, Pericles, Demosthenes, and
Cicero were such a delight.
It reflects credit upon Mr. Watters,
that he shows this re erent spirit, and,
while it is yet time, he has left a memorial
in his office which wili not only be of
interest to succeeding generations, but an
agreeable reminder of old .and esteemed
friends by many a man who shall drop
into the Clerks' office within the next
The foundry people desire to say that
Saturday is the special day set apart for
Why. A Mackintosh.
Of course. We have them in all sizes, shapes,
and prices. We have them to fit the small boy
and the large man ; with and without the cape.
Mackintoshes Guaranteed Absolutely
. , Waterproof ,
And then another item that is of vital impor
tance, is the price. We have Mackintoshes at
$2, 2.50, 3.50, 4.00, 5.00, 6.50, 7.50, 10,
11.50, 12, and $15.
Call and let us show you the bargains.
The Leader in Mackintoshes.
Suits Made to Order by High-Art Tailors.
MRS. J. MAS(DN,
Leads the Coast on
fi H ri 8 0ne Dollar buya a Pine Cane
UilC&iS O. Seat Rocker. 65c buys, the
Chair to match. . .V,
Llattings, and Linoleums
Receive our most careful
attention. Carpets Sewed Free. Meas
ure your room accurately. We do the
See ou r Picture
Wall Paper In all Grades.
Albany Furniture Co.
. FRANKLIN MACHINE SHOP & FOUNDRY . . .
- AT CORVALLIS, .
Manufacture and Repair all
kinds of machinery.
Prices, reasonable. All
Bring your work now and save delay later.
A. HODES, .
Foreign and Domestic Groceries
Fine Teas and Coffees a Specialty
Provisions, Notions, Cigars, Etc. Etc.
Kept Constantly on Hand.' ' .
(OIYALLIS, - - - OREGON.
The City Livery Stables,
One block west of Occidental Hotel,
Corvallis, .Oregon. -
iirst class Hacks, Carriages, Buggies
and Saddle Horses at all hours and at
special acuities for trie Aq
commodation of Traveling1
Transient stock and regular boarders will
.receive the best care at prices to cor
respond with prevailing conditions.
reputation of the City Stables for many
years under the present manaere-
ment is a guarantee that patrons
will obtain the very
THOMAS EGLIN, Proprietor.