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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, I897.
Correcu-tl weekly at the hour of going to
Wheat, 79c: 65c
Flour, 4 bbl 4.10
"Oats, S3 c 23c
Barley, $18 to 19 ton
Bran, 14.00 ton 12.00
Hay, Timothy, btiled, 12 and 12.50 10X0
' Wild, 9 to 10
Butter, 25 and 45
Eggs, 22c doz
Chickens, 2 and 2.30 doz .......
Potatoes, 35 to 40c sack
Onions, lc lb .....V
Hops, 8 to 13 for new crop . . .
Wool, Valley, 14 to 10c pound .
Hogs, dressed, 1.50 to 5
Beef, " 4 to 5
. . . 30 and 40
.2.00 and 2.0O
13 to 15
ADDles. 33C to 40c b .x-. 20 to 25
Wheat Bags, 5 to 5 1-2 per 10J 5 to 5 1-2
Cascara Bark 1 1-4C
Without Much Ceremonv. -On
Tuesday evening about 7 o'clock there
was a gentle rap on the United Evangel
ical parsonage door, and on opening it
there appeared a bright young man well
known in Corvallis, armed wtth a mar
riage license, and the girl he didn't leave
behind him. In less than fifteen minutes
"they who had been twain, started out
in "the world with but one name." The
contracting parties were Arthur rienkle
and LeoU Cline.. Rev. B. J. Kelly tied
the knot. '
Last Struggle. A. C. Woodcock,
the referee in the matter of the $20,000,
or thereabouts, received by the court
from the proceeds of the sale of the
" steamship Willamette Valley, has filed
his decision. It awards the money, after
deducting exr. enses, to the O. C & E. R.
R. as successors to the purchasers of the
road. . If the decision is sustained by the
courts the O. C. & E. will get about
$ 1 7,000.. A motion was made to rectify
the findings, but objections were filed by
Wallis Nash and L. Flinn, and the mat
ter will probably go over to the next
term of court in January.
Football. We are not a football
sharp, but we, vith every o.her citizen of
Corvallis, threw our hat in the air last
Saturday when the news came that the
O. A- C. bbys defeated the Eugene team
by a- handsome score. And now that
the excitement of the event is over we
want to say that it is not so much the
doing of it, as the manly honest-way it
was done that gives pleasure ' to every
body. The Eugene papers all speak in
the highest terms of our beys, and in
return our boys have only words of
piaise far the Eugene team and the
citizens generally. Boys, that is sport,
pure and unadulterated; sport that leaves
no shame behind it.
Musical Feast. The musical re
cital given by the Misses Ellis and Nash
at the M. E. Church last Friday was the
musical event of the season, thus far.
Miss Ellis has a beautiful voice, highly
cultivated, and judges of music say that
the performance of Miss Nash on the
piano was extraordinary; it surprised
every oneiiot acquainted with the music
al talent of the Nash family. The gifted
brother of Miss Nash, Mr. Gifford Nash
from the . Eugene University added to
the enjoyment by accompaniments only,
being doubtless unwilling to display his
greater and more , matured talents, in
rivalry with his young sister.
A Pioneer's Son. John Ganger, one
of Oregon's native sons' was in town oti
the 20th. Mr. Garnier's father was a
Hudson Bay Company trapper, and
settled n the Alsea Bay in 1830. - John
was boin there, and reared along the
old Pacific coast, and there is not a
stream six feet wide between the
Columbia river and 'the Sacramento,
that he is not familiar with; having spent
all his younger days trapping and hunting.
He is now sixty years old, -and looks
little more than half his years He is. an
intelligent up to dute man, and has
'a comfortable heme on the Siletz where
he expects to spend the remainder of his
The Prince of Comedians. In the
coming of Alba Heywood anj his peer
less company to Corvallis on Saturday of
this week, our people are promised an
evening's entertainment that will be sure
to please them. That Mr. Heywood lias
already appeared twice in Corvallis and
given entire satisfaction, is a sufficient
guarantee that he will present an at
traction at this time worthy of patronage.
The company is one of more than ordi
nary excellence. Mr. Heywood himself
is a versatile artist in character sketches,
a sweet singer and unqtuous story teller;
Miss Drescher is a brilliant and finished
violinist; Mr. Talley possesses a wonder
ful tenor voice, and the songs he sings
can be understood and felt. There will
be no number on the progtam that is no.
. entertaining and fully up to the standard.
Tickets, tnay jje had for reserved seats
At- the Winkle lake back of
Irwin's Buttes fishing for catfish is
just now all the rage; but the boys
have discovered a sea monster lately
in the Lake and are getting shy
about fooling aronnd there. It is
some kind of a fish about six feet
long and is probably a strugeon
that strayed in therefrom the Wil
lamette river since the high water.
C M. Starr is around again after
wrestling with the grip
The rivt-r boatw are kept 'us . I now
hauling grain to market.
Manly Currier, of Beaver Creek, was in
town Tuesday on business.
Miss' Bessie Barker is visiting the
Missess Linville this week.
Geo. AVhiteside has purchased the de
livery outfit from Lee Henkle.
Good potatoes free from blight or rot
ate now in demand at a fair price.
J. B. Goolwin, of the Bellfountain
neighborhood, was in town Tuesday.
The S. P. train was one hour, late
Wednesday. It was delayed in Port
Send the Union to some friend for a
Xraas present, it only costs $1.00 for one
Miss Birdie Linville returned home
from Portland last Monday by Steamer
S. L. Kline shipped three car loads of
wool to the Brownsville Woolen Mills
on Tuesday last.
The steamer Ruth backed into the
ferry-boat on Sunday and done consider
Win. Rvles, the good humored man
from Soap Creek was heard to laugh in
town on Monday.
Walter Humphrey, Al Thory, and W.
Kii-kard. of Dusty, were . trading with
our merchants Tuesday.
Marriage license were issued this week
to Arthur Henkle and Leola Cline,
John Reese and E. E. Walton.
Don't forget, when you need a barber,
that Jesse Spencer is one barber whose
work has never been complained of.
From the number of turkeys shipped
from here this week, at least a couple of
thousand people will eat turkey on
The postponed concert of the Heritage
Fleck Co. took place at the M. E.
church on Monday evening last. It was
largely attended and much enjoyed.
Miss Blanche Riddle, of Riddle in
Southern Oregon, and a sister of Claude
Riddle, the publisher of the Mite, came
in this week to take a regular course at
theO. A. C.
Mrs. Vogle and her little daughter re
turned home from their extended visit
on Saturday, both in excellent health,
the child having entirely recovered from
its illness. So Vole is again a happy
The O. C. and E. R. R. is handling
considerable S. P. freight between here
and Albany. Cars as far north as Suver
come here by S. P. trausft-r to Albany
by O.C. E. R. R. thence south by. S.
P. again. ; -
The Salvation Army people gave, a free
turkey dinner to the poor children of the
town on Thanksgiving which was com
mendable, for while there are no children
in town in want, there are many who
cant eat turkey.
At a special meeting of the city coun
cil on Saturday last, charges were per
fefed against the chief of police for in
attention and incapacity. Considera
tion of the matter was postponed until
Monday, Dec. 6th.
Moves are being made in the endless
litigation in which the Hotel Corvallis
seems to be buried. A Philadelphia law
yer would lose his reputation trying to
explain them, and no man knows when
the end will come.
Mr. J. B. Irving has gone into Lincoln
county to organize lodges of the Knights
of Maccabees. Mr. Irving is a pushing
energetic man, and always knows his
subject, so we have no doubt he will suc
ceed in his mission.
C. E. Colli us makes and repairs all
kinds of cabinet ware and desks at the
Corvallis Furnature Co'e. shop. He does
excellent work and his charges are very
reasonable,; if you have furniture that
needs repairing call on him.
An interesting meeting of the Woman's
Relief Corps of this ton n was held last
Friday evening. The object of the
meeting was an inspection by the de
partment president from Portland.
Refreshments were served, interesting
speeches made, and an enjoyabie time
in general was had.
The morning daily Tribune, of Port
land, made its appearance on Monday
last as announced, and although we are
opposed to the principles it advocates,
its energy and perseverance are com
mendable. It is an eight ' page, six
column paper filled With readable matter,
and has the telegraphic news.
Smith & Horning shipped about 500
turkeys to Portland on Tuesday for the
Thanksgiving market there. They were
as fine a lot as we ever saw ; many of
them would weigh 20 pounds apiece,
while the whole lot would probably
average 10 lbs. each. Smith & Horning
continue to drop money among the
farmers of Benton county, which is the
correct thing to do.
J. S. Van Winkle, State commander
of the Knights of Maccabees, with seven
others of the Albany lodge paid a visit
to the Corvallis lodge Wednesday night.
After initiating 3 candidates the lodge
repaired to the banquet room where re
freshments were served, and all enjoyed
themselves as only fraternal organizations
can. The brotherly love in the ritual
generally stays with the members every
The churches of Corvallis are all in a
very healthy condition, and .the attend
ance at them all is very good. It is in
spiring to see the number of college
students who attend the differenT"places
of worship every Sunday,- and to note
their devout attention and gentlemanly
behavior. Boys, that's the road that
leads to ieace and preferment here, and
you will make no mistake if yon stand
by it. Never get too smart to acknowl
edge your obligations to your Creator.
All the great and wise men of the world
0. A. C. CHAMPIONSHIP.
GAliE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON
Score 54 to 0. Scroggins Slakes
Long Run Full Length of the
The O. A. C. football team defeated
the team of McMinnville college today on
the college campus with a score of 5-t to
0. On fltmnt. thp fifth down Si roffjins. an
O. A.T3. halfback went through McMinn-
ville's line and run 30 yards for a touch
down. When McMinnville kicked the ball
off the second time it went almost to the
O. A. C. goal line. Scrogginsgot it, and
then followed one of the finest football
spectacles ever witnessed on this field.
Scroggins ran like a deer and the inter
ference was simply grand. Every O. A.
C. player stopped his man, one after the
other, and the plucky half ran full
length of the field and made a touch
down. The air fairly vibrated with
cheering. After this the game was all
for the farmers and at the end of the
first half the score was 28 to 0. The
last half was only interesting to those
-who understand team work and could
see how well our team had been drilled
by Coach Bloss.
Ten touchdowns were made a.id seven
This gives the O. A. C. the inter-collegiate
championship for the state.
Thanksgiving day passed off in fine
style in Corvallis. The day was very
generally observed, business houses were
all closed, and about the dinner hour
hospitable fellows with pleasant homes
were everywhere in evidence leading
some forlorn homeless fellows to an en
joyable dinner. The day was excep
tionally fine, the sun shining and the
larks singing and everyone seemed hap-
m, i- . ...
py. ine eaivauon Army people ted a
crowd of 40 little ones, who would other
wise have been neglected, and it was a
fine sight to ee the little ones enjoy
themselves. The football game attract
ed a large crowd and the town was gay
with orange bunting. The churches
were well attended, and the people gen
erally observed the day . in a thankful
spirit. The O. A. C. battalion ball at
the opera house was a success, and so
Thanksgiving Day for 1S97 has passed
back into the shadowy realms of the
O. A. C. Notes.
Pres. Gatch attended the football
game at Eugene last Saturday.
Quite a number of the students
went home to spend Thanksgiving.
Mrs. Frank Abraham Powell, of
class '96 is visiting relatives and
friands in the city.
Mrs. C. N. Atwood nee Lulu
Lindsay, class '96 gave us a pleas
ant call Wednesday. "
' Forest Grove football team has
forfited the game to the O. A. C.
and McMinnville college kindly
consented to play in their stead.
The football team has been cor
responding with the manager of the
Washington university for a foot
ball match to be played in the
Pierian Literary Society gave the
following literary program Tuesday
night: Instrumental solo, Mildred
Johnson; Vocal solo's, Lula Spang
ler, Nettie Gellately, and Mable
Johnson; Declamation's, Lettie
Pratt, Minnie Buxton, Lalia Porter,
and Leona Uurnett; Song of the
seven by Mable Davis, Lalia Por
ter, Dollie Brown, Rosalind Greffoz,
Laura Allingham, Helen Rowcliffe,
and Dora Porter.
An adjourned session of the cir
cuit court convened Tuesday last,
at which, among others, tho follow
ing proceedings were had:
In the matter of the assignment
of Nichols & Holsen, on applica
tion of certain creditors, the Judge
made an order directing the clerk
to call a meeting of the creditors
for the purpose of selecting an as
signee in the place of the one se
lected by the assignors.
In the bank assessment matter,
Burnett vs. Benton county, case
continued for the term by consent.,
Tuesday, Dec. 28th, at the State
Librarian's office at Salem, Or., are
the time and place fixed for the
hearing of argument in the matter
of the confirmation of the referee's
report in the O. P. R. R. case.
Court ordered that Referee Wood
cock be allowed as compensation
for his services as referee, $500. M.
O. Wilkine- stenographer for ref
eree, $85 andfor publication of
notices, Oregoniarf Piib. Co., $34.15,
Corvallis Gazette, $14 Corvallis
Times, $14; and that Chas. Clark,
receiver, pay same.
Confirmation of sale in Bader vs.
Klippin et al. ' " ---
Court adjourned to meet again
about the 20th of December.
Subscribe for the Union." -
- The Churches.
Services as usual next Sabbath at the
PreslyteiUn chuich. A' welcome to all.
Episcopal Churcl), Rev. Geo. F. P um
mer, Pastor. Services every Sabbath ; at
1 1 a. ni. and 7 30 p. in Sunday School,
10 a. m.
The Tumors will give an entertainment
at the Baptist Church on Sunday evening
at 7:30. You are cordially invited, and
to all the services of the day.
Christian Chuich, A. D. Skaggs, Pas
tor. Preaching services at 1 1' a. m. and
7.30. Sunday School 10 a, m., Junior
Endeavor at 3 p. m., Y. P. S
C. E. at
I 6 -.30
Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Father
: S. Jurek, pastor. The usual services will
I be held every Sunday except the second
1 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 Nov. 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 in charge. Everybody
welcome and especially those that have
no church home.
Baptist Church, Rev. Mark Noble, pas
tor. . Regular services every Sabbath at
1 1 a. in. and 7 :3o p. m Sunday School
H a. m. Young people's meeting, 6 130 p.
m. Junior Endeavor 3 p. m.
The quarterly conference of the M . E.
Church South will be held in the old
chapel on Saturday and Sunday next
Preaching on Sunday both morning and
evening by Rev. H. S. Shangle.
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. Piayer meeting Thursdays.
M. E. Church, South. W. J. Fenton,
Pastor. Regular services every Sun
day at n a. 111. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday
school 10 a. m. Ep worth 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 :it 7 :o. 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 :3o p. ni,
Epworth League 6:30 p. m. Class
meeting follows the morning service.
Prayer meeting Thursdays.
Subject at Methodist Episcopal Church
Lord's Day morning "Three wise ad
monitions of a remarkable personality."
Evening "A profound question or a
knotty problem." This will be an im
portant and interesting discussion.
United Evangelical Church Sunday
School every Sunday at 10 a. m. Preach
ing the first and third Sundays at 1 1 a. m.
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. Regular set vice every Sunday
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
School at 10 a. m. Y. P. S. C. E. at
6:30 p. m. Preaching at Plymouth at 3
p. m. two Sundays in a month.
Two fine days for which we are
Dr. Farra was called to see Miss
Clara Caves who is very fick, her
trouble being a tape-worm.
Two young ladies passed through
here yesterday with their bicycles;
had come from Yaquina and were
on their way to Corvallis. It is
needless to say they were walking.
Robert Matheny went to Corval
lis on business. ;
Will McGee while on Ins way to
lilodgett s alley last Friday eve-
ning, was unfortunate enough to
break the large bone of one leg, be-
W tha Ti, eZ ..
..v "-vr. -ii.c uauiuie waa
icuuceu uy ur. mewm, or rnilo
math, and is d oing well, but Will's
general health is not as good as his
There will be meeting at the
schoolhouse next Sunday, at 3
o'clock p. m. by Rev. Mc Vicar.
The City Livery Stables,
.One bloclc west of Occidental Hotel,
First class Hacks,
and Saddle Horses at
Special Facilities for ilie Ac
commodation of Traveling
Transient stock and regular boarders
receive the best care at prices to
respond with prevailing conditions.
The reputation of the City Stables for many
years under the present manage- -ment
is a guarantee that patrons
will obtain the - very
;s or ISTEKEST FRO.U
Plenty of Walt-r mxl Some Snow
VVlieat Market anil General
A regulai rainy, AVebfoot week, culmi
nated in a two-inch dressing of wot snow
on Portland sidewalks Friday morning.
Retail business suffered from the unusual
wind and wetness, but along the .river
front the activity was not very much
affected. A dozen iron sailing vessels
are tiod up at various points- just below
the four bridges which span the Wil
lamette, where bhip and rail meet in
transporting grain to hungry ports in
Great Britain, Australia, Africa, Belgium,
South America, France, China, Japan,
Philhpine Islands, Mexico or India,
countries now looking to the United
(states for Wheat and flour during the
shortage in the world's" supply. Some
of these vessels come in laden with tea,
rice, hemp, etc. from the Orient, while
others reach here simply carrying dirt
or rock enough in their holds to steady
them in their voyage across the ocean.
THE BIVEB BOAT8
have their hands full while the streams
' enable them to reach the heads of navi
gation, and passenger traffic must serious
ly interfere with the business of the
railroads, as the fares only average about
2 cents a mile, and meals or lodging are
furnished at 25 cents. So those to whom
time is no object can have quite a cheap
picnic in a steamboat trip to and from
Portland if they are .fortunate enough
to live within reach of the boats.
IN THE WE STREETS
gum coats, oilskin suits, umbrellas and
mackintoshes hold high carnival, and
the street cars are well patronized by
those who can afford to spend a few
nickels a day and many ride for a
few blocks who can't afford it.
are numerous, even in the midst of
heavy showers, and though one hand is
busy in charge or an umbrella and the
other has a tight grip on the draggling
skirt,- the colored underskirt is left to
gather slush and wetness to mop the
ankles at its own 6veet will. Occasion
ally you see a lady whose dress hangs
five or sis inches clear of the ground,
and these have 110 tremble in locomotion ;
but thev defy fashion in their- preference
for comfort and common sense.
Portland stood the rain and wind
storm of Thursday very well. Reports of
the storm's havoc- aloLg the coast came
in, and the details of trees falling across
railroads and of streams overflowing their
banks in parts of Western Washington
were about the only reminders, to the
average resident, that we had passed
through a storm remarkable for its sever
ity, especially so early in the year. The
AVillamette river, about 10 feet above low
watermark, looks muddy and turbid,
but still has some 22 feet to raise' before
it can reach the high-water mark of
June 7, '94, the highest in the city's
THE WHEAT MARKET
of the past week has not been very en
couraging to those farmers who held off
when it was 80 cents, as the price has
been hovering from 73 to 76 ; though the
world's supply has no great signs of being
heavily replenished by ' the harvests
south of the equator, where threshing
begins in January. The raise in price
of transportation has probably more to
do with the weakness of the markets
than the probability of any great surplus
before the northern harvests of next
August and September. Besides this, the
should hold the price of wheat, flour,
oats, hav and dried fruits up to the
highestin years, as knowing ones .pre
dict an "exodus to those northern gold
fields of from 75,000 to 2-30,000 persons,
beginning in March, '08. These gold
seekers are coming from the uttermost
bounds of the earth, as well as from all
parts of our own country, and will all
have to be fed from the farms of the
Pacific coast. Portland is organizing to
make it an inducement for prospectors to
fit out here as well as to embark at this
s which will leave every five days for
Skaguay, direct. Portland merchants
have raised a fund to send provisions to
the snow-bound Klondikers in January,
and Uncle Sam is expected to assist in
forwarding these by way ot the
The Yukon is not considered feasible for
The sensation at one of Portlands,
theaters the past week has been hypno
tism. A "professor" had a young man
in bed for- 48 hours, and apparently
sound asleep. He was in, a furniture
show window ana great crowds Diocuea
the sidewalk for two days gazing at the
It Rains tX& Klondike1
with you, when you go, and
keep dryEkeeps cold out txy
. . . Fnmldin Marliine
Manufacture and Repair all
kinds of machinery.
Bring your work now
But one that is easily guessed.
What is it that Everyone will soon
Want? . . .
Of course. We have them in all sizes, shapes,
and prices. We have them to fit the small hoy
and the large man; with and without the cape.
We have ' ' '
Mackintoshes Guaranteed Absolutely
And then another item that is of vital impor-"
lance 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.
F. L. MILLER,
The Leader in Mackintoshes.
SI Suits Made to Order by
Chair to match.
attention. Carpets Sewed Free. Meas
ure your room accurately. We do the
Albany Furniture Co.
1IEALKB IX ,
Foreign and Domestic Groceries
- ' -'
Fine Teas and Coffees a Specialty
Provisions, Notions, Cigars, Etc. Etc.
Kept Constantly on Hand. .. ;
(sOIYALMS, - - . OREGON.
'N conjunction with this
celebrated line of
mackintoshes we are
showing a stupendous
Men's and Boys'
Slum 'and Fmm'flrv . .
Prices, reasonable. All
and save delay later.
High - Art Tailors.
the Coast on
One Dollar buys a Fine Cane
Seat Rocker. 65c buvs the
See our .Picture
In all Grades.