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FRIDAY, SEPT. 1, 1899.
SASH BUCKLES Forty different
' sty lea, 25 cents to $1.25.
STOCK COLLAR BUCKLES Just
right ; 2oc and 25c. Some to match sash
CUT STEEL HAIR ORNAMENTS
"The real thing ;" 95c to $2.00.
BEAUTY PINS Gold wire, lc, 3c, 5Cj
8c; Pearl, 5c; Cyrano bead, 2Uc. Six
teen patterns. .
ELASTIC BELTS Newest thing in
the store. Black jet, cut steel, white
perrl ; 50c to $2.75.
LEATHER' BELTS Lots of them.
Almost every price, 7c to $1.00. . Patent
leather. White wash belts. ..... : (
LADIES' TIES Modern patterns, and,
S, E Young & Son
Po8tmasterjoHnson and wife returned
Monday from a iSccessful and enjoyable
fishing trip near Elk City., v,.
Dr. Bowen Lester-went fisfijng and has
returned. He reports a most pfeasifirt
trip with plenty of fislu
The professors who have been on their
outing trips are returning one by one to
prepare lor. the next term's work which
opens on the 19th of September. ,
Profeesor Chas. Jolfnsonf'of tfie Q,
A. C.,- returned to Corvallis, Saturday
from Cambridge, Mass.. where he Ira's"
completed a 'mathematical cour.Se... , in,
Harvard. . . -
Prof. W. W. Brietow after a few days
visit with his family left today lor
Athena, Eastern - Oregon, where' he lias
a position as principal in the high
schools ofthat city. ; . ,v.
Many hop'pickei a are being1 engaged
from Corvallis to help gether iu the hop.
crop of the year. Several of the yards.
in the BuensrVista district will be eup.-;
plied with picters from Corvallis.
The mill people, state that wheat will'
open in the Corvallis market at 52 cents
or more. This , is the quotation placed
on old wheat at present, none is made
on . recently .threshed' wheat so far.'yet
the market will open in a few more days'.'
; We are pleased to announce tbiit the
Shirley company will begin a week's en
gagement in this cityf, beginning Septem
ber 25th. -Ihejjplendjd impression amdel
by these . excellent jeriormers aunug
their appearance here last spring, insures
for them a sMcessful se,asou, y -
Mr. Ed (aWford TI1 lea'e Con-allis.
on Monday to accept a position in a large
mercantile-; estabjishment ,-jn- Astoria,
During his residence here.Mrj Cfawford
lias made many warm' friends and ac
quaintances wlio will regret hwdeparture
but who wish him every; suecess-.in.hjs.
The ladiesof.the Catholic church wish
to return -thanka -tq 'ih.citijKPAjBipl
generously patronized tlieir ice-cream so
cial at the home of J. M. Nolan last Wed
nesday evening. Fifty-four "dollars wei e
the gross receipts of the evening, a con-
t.ibution which is du'y appreciated and.
gratefully acknowledged. " ' .' . ' -
Those who have fault to find with the
valuation, placed on their property by the
Assessor, Will have ' the' opportunity ;,to
have matters straightened out. at ;the
meeting of the county board of equaliza
tion, at the court housefrom the 25th of
September arid continuing one week.
The board consists of the county judge,
the county clerk and the assessor.1 "' r
J. H. Gallagher, a member of Co. K.
of the Oregon vounteers, visited Corval
lison Saturday and Sunday.- Mr. Gal
lagher is one of our OACb beet football
men and many will be glad to know that
he will return to school next year to aid
in upholding tho honors of" the orange.
The prospects for an excellent football
tam at the OAO next season are very
Oregon is getting full returns for the
liberal way she entertained tha 'Edito
rial Association. Over forty mill s
of reading matter by the editor.', " all
speaking in the highest terms of Oregon
its people and its resources: - This is ad
vertising of the right kind. Men intel
ligent men were here, they saw, and
they tell what they saw in language all
. One of the features of the Oregon In
dustrial Exposition this season will be a
war museum, It will consist of trophies
relics and curios brought back, from the
Philippines by the Oregon volunteers
and the collection will be ose such as
was never before seen in the ..northwest
The fair will be held -from "."Sept. 28 to
Oct, 28, and the railroads will give re
duced rates to the exDosition. " ' ' .
Rev L. M. Boozer will preach at the
Mt. Vie w school" house "next - Sunday -afternoon
at three o'clock.
Mrs. Mary Spencer, who has reached
the ripe old age of 80 years, is visiting
her son, Jesse Spencer, and family,
Mrs. Nelms and; daughter; Celia, re
turned from Newport on Tuesday after
au outing at Nve creek of a couple of
Miss Francis Harris, a former teacher
of the Corvallis public schools, but now
of Portland, 4s visiting ia Corvallis, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Callahan.
Joshua Mason, who has been very ill
for several days in the past, is not iui"
proved in his Condition. Mrs. McCor-
tnick, df Brownsville, the sister ot the
sick man is at his bedside
Quite a Corvallis crowd of ladies and
gentlemen -went out to the Granger
school liouse tm Tuesday night to attend
a school entertainment, the Corvallis
delegation furnishing the program.
E. J.: Lea returned on Monday from
the ; East. . He has been attending
the summer school at Harvard. During
his trip Mr, Lea visited New York. City,
Niagara Falls and other noted eastern
Senator Jdha D. Daly left Tuesday for
a month's visit in 'San Francisco. This
was his home in "the days of '49," and
he will tak'egf eiSUeliht;ia viewing .old
lancTmarks and reuewing , old acquaint
The thanksof the editor, office force
AniTnredevil are due Mr. John
son for as fin a lot of trout" as we ever
flopped ou? lip over. We say
"due" advisedly ; they cau never be flAidl
Printers, like Hamlet, nte ."feverr poor in
thanks.?' . i',: ' ' '
Riititjej-n member r of ".the '.Union-Gazette
force left Tuesday for his
home in Riddles, Oregon , for. a' yaVatiort
pf a couple of weeks.' - Mr. Riddle is. pre
paring to begin ' the' "publicaiilm. of .' the
"Mite'' once 'lagain. ' "The ' introductory-'
number will be issued in about' three'
weeks. .'. :-', ;.,' .. M.
; Miss Effie Berthold l&tves nerxt 'Satur
day for Weisfir, Idaho, where she wjll be
married ;to Mr, John Lefler,- MbftdaV.
. - 5
Immediately! after,v the ceremony, -trie
couple will leave for a short visit at 'Salt
Lake city.' There future home will be at.
Spokane, Wash., where. Miss Berthold.
Wasp telegraph" operator for a long time.
Mr. "Lefler. is a wealthy mine owner of
the Buffalo Hump country. , .
We stated some: time ago. that an effort
was being mau"ew'by the K. of P. of this
.ity to have the body of Lyman Keleay,.
who died at "Manila, May 26th, last,
brought here for burial. . -A, letter from
Hon. Tomi Tongue relative to the matter
states that no bodies will be brought i
the arrival of -Lvmatts remains m !an
Francisco they will be sent to Corvallis
You are invited to-attend- the services
at the Evangelical church pq Snuday.
The pastor, Rev. L. M. Bb'ezer, will
preach at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.- - Other
services of the day as usual.
New line of ladies' skirts just received
at Klines', manufactured by the French
Garment Company. Best values for
good goods ever shown in Corvallis
Ladies are invited to inspect these goods
Rev. P. S. Knight will preach at the
Congregational church next Sunday,
He desires to meet all the members of
the church at 7 :30 Saturday. He will
also preach at Plymouth at 3 p. m. on
The Home Supply Association of Port
land can save you $o0 to $100 a year on
the goods you buy. Many of the best
men in the county are members. For
prices call on or write to the agent
Corvallis. Mr. H. G. Gue.
One Farmer . who Patronizes The
Creamery Realizes Four Dollars
A. Month for Each
Of his Cows.
The wet weather that recently , visited
the country, taking it all in all, will prove
beneficial in the end.- No more convinc
ing argument could be brought before
the agricultural people of the Willam
ette valley, favoring the idea of produc
ing more" varied' industries, than this,
The rain has-lewered the. grade., of some
of the wheat exposed to it, yet . on the
other hand it has increased the value of
'dHietproducts on the. farm. . The farmer
who has several milch cows on his ranch
.with a.goodly . supply of pasture land.
will now find the grass fragrant and green
.and-Uie cows win be found to increase
wonderfully, in their supply of milk..
'' The prospects of the Corvallis Cream
efy are'g'rbwjbg brighter day by day, and
the country people and all people of the
community are beginning to see the val
ue of the institution. ' It' was with diffi
culty .and ' under' trying' circumstances
that Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, the. proprie
tors bf-the-creamery kept it going during
He winter" months of the past- year.
At present their ' output ot butter is
s'te'a'dily increasing' and with the united
aid, of those of the country who have cows
the Corvallis Creamery will become .am
The creamery at present runs a wagon
twice a week out into the country, gath
ering cream from those who have milch-
cows, but such a few that they . are - sot
justified in bringing the cream to the
creamery' twice ' each week. The route
ofUiftiWaea-cojers about thirty miles
and by taking up all the cream along the
way a large amount is gathered. Be
sides this, there are many, farmers" wlio
The smoky weather that has visited us
each preceding! year during the month of
' August, has been a minus article during
this season. It has been so wet no fires
could get started in the mountains, and
the damp atmosphere has kept the air
perfectly clear, so that during the clear
days, the. monntains which a year ago
this August could not' "be fefen Tire' "as
distinctly visible as in" the early spring
time, so far as smoke is concerned.
The huge boiler of the old steairier
"Three Sisters" which has been lying on
the river bank near the sawmill since the
dismantling of of that vessel, has been
purchased by Mr. A. F. WillianiB, of
Sacramento. Mr". Williams - was" in this
city last week and superintended the
loading of the boiler on the cars' here.'
Upon its arrival at Sacramento, it will
be .placed on a regular run between San
Francisco and Manila, Philippine Island.
S. II". Moore, wlio '- recently purchased
the Hunter farm, eight miles north of
Corvallis, for $550pr,bas artivejl yuth his
family from llfih'ois. He is accompanied
by his father, who. is looking for a desir-.
able property "in Corvallis, 'ami by an
other man, who is looking for tf 'farnVto
purchase. The latter has a family of.
eiitht. In all there are" about eighteen
persons -in Mr. Moore's party- of new--comers;
Mr. Moore brings hogs, of a
breed unknown in Oregon.' The hoofs
are solid, like the hoof s of a horse. The
breed originally ran wild in the. moun
tains of Mexico, ..
make it a business to bring their cream
winter, but immediately upou i in each -week, not'simply 3 au act of
charity or'of supporting the creamery
but because they realize a good profit
for their trouble. In fact no on should
get the idea that in patronizing the Cor
vallis Creamery they are doing an act of
qharity-, in truth none of those whe have
tried the experiment have such an idea,
rrom the sale of butter' delivered m
'Portland alone, each month, the 'Corval
lis Creamery receives over $400, and this
amount ; when distributed every four
weeks among those who have milch
cows and turn them to a paying use, is
far. more- than a mere pittance.
One patron of the creamery,, who takes
a little pride and care ia his milch cows
realizes $1 per month 'from each of
them, and during a great part of the
year the cows receive no feed except
that which they get by cropping the
grass in the meadow.
The milk that is brought to the cream
ery at present, .nearly all comes from
the country south of Corvallis and the
route of the creamery wagon is in that
direction, but Mr. Taylor states that if
enough of the farmers living north of
Corvallis will give their. support he will
sfart'a wagon in that direction.
The rains' have damaged the wheat to
some extent, or some of it to some
to some extent, and if it will not make
flour, there is a way in "which it may" be
profitably used and that is by feeding it
to milch cows "and bringing rthe cream
to th creamery.
W?A. Cole, a representative of- the
Pttcific Monlhlyvef--Portland, was)iu'the
city on Tuesday workinj'fn the ihter.r-
estpf the new Portland'magazinc.'1. J?he
.. X'ivL. ....
1'acinc Moutiuy nas now appeared in its
tenth number; gnff-.Y.Jmg so $ajr. met . .the
hehrtfest approval of its patrons. Ore
gon: lia writers- Qnougk and facilities
enough' for a good magazine, - and the
Pactfic Monthly is deserving 6f ' all the
iipjiort given it. ' '
-A.hve grasshopper will eat a' dead
lirrasshopper. , A Missouri faamer mixed
Paris green and bran together .-anti" let ? a
grasshopper eat it. Twenty ate him up.
Jhey-sdid. Four hundred ate those 20,
afatl' they ped, Eight thousand ate
those four .huhld. and- they died. s ,A
hundred and --'sixty thousand ate; those
8000;,! -.and died; and the farmer was
troubled' no more t '.In itsiJligbt from
the Mississippi valley, the name of the
statistician of this story has become
separated frpm.. his figures, but the fact
tnat tiie incident occurred in Missouri
is regardedasHBiadenGeiOf its passjbility,
Exchange. .. .. . .
Ever since Tuesday
afternoon the nu-
dustriously, iu their work of getting the
merous threshing machines of
borhood have been' humming
grain thresfied that, was delaved by' die
rains. The weather began to clear on
Sunday morning and by sunset of that
day the north wind that had been blow
ing for 36 hours had driven the last of
scattered louds far away over the hori
zon . There is no doubt but that excel
lent weather will be given us during the
remaining days of harvest time. Inves
tigation has proved that but little dam
age was done the wheat the greater
damage I icing done in those cases where
farmers were careless in their methods of
shocking. The wheat is of course, dam
aged some but nothing like as everyone
had supposed it v ould be.
The death of Miss Elleanor Jeanette
Gellatly, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Gellatly, occurred at her home
four miles west of Corvallis, Sunday
morning, Aug. 28? at 10:30 o'clock.
Twelve years ago she suffered an attack
of typhoid (ever, and since that tiuie her
health has gradually failed, resulting in
her death. Elleanor Jeanette Gellatly
Wis" born September 6, 1876. ; She has
borne with Christian-fortitude heMong
years of suffering and goes to the life be-
yond beloved by all who knew her.1 The
funeral occurred .Tuesday morniug at the
family residence. Rev. C. C. Connor
officiating. A large number of friends
followed the remains to the Newton
cemetery, where interment was made.'
The family has the sympathy of tfie en
tire community in their bereavement.
Justice E. R. JBryson and Att'y Julian
McFadden have been doing the farmer
act this week, being of the opinion that
farming istnore lucrative than lawyering
after all. Some weeks ago. Jesse Brown
sold his crop of wheat and.oats to a Mr.
Wilkinson, of Montana, foi; $830. Shortly
thereafter the .-heavens opened and tor
rents of rain . fell, upon the .which
Mr.. Wilkerson grew sick at heart and oi
fered to" return the -crop to Mr.Brovn
for. $120. ..The bargain was made and
Mr. Brown found clear weather" enough
to thresh and save 700 buBHels of wheat.
Again the sky frowned and Mr.r;Brown
sought a -purchaser for his 150 - acres of
wheat and. 50 acres of oats. E. R. Bry
,son, J. NAMcFadden, Geo. Horning and
Dick Kiger-cast their weather eyes aloug
the southern horizon and finally offered'
Mr. Br'own'$300 fo his crop, and a bar
gain was struck. The storm clouds part
ed and .tlie glad sunshine smiled a welcome-
upon, the young disciples -of Cin
cinnatu?, They pulled their coats, went
into the field and reshocked the grain.
They will make about $800 or $1,000 on
A quiet little home wedding occurred
in this city Wednesday noon, when Miss
Bertie Linville and Mr. A. D. .Morrison
took the vows which made them man
and wife. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. L. F. Stephens at the residence
of the bride's father, Mr. W. S. Linvil!e,
in the presence of relatives and a few in
timate friends. The young couple took
the afternoon train.fpr.Newpoit, where
they, will en joy a week's outinir, Upon
their return :they will take up their resi
dence, in Corvallis. ".
.Mr. "Morrison is a prosperous young
business man of; this city,: being vice
president arid secretary of the , firm Gra
ham & Wells, . incorporated druggists.
His manly character and genial disposi
tion have won for him the friendship
and esteem of all wuo know him. Cor
vallis hasviip more womanly woman than
Miss Linville. Modest, generous, kind
to all,'-' speaking no ill of anyone, it may
be safely said she has no enemy any
where. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison are an
ideal couple. May their days be many
and their skies all sunshine.
EGYPTIANS NOT IN IT
YANKEE PYRAMID BUILDERS CAN
a Suva (San. WavorOMer In One of
Hist Characteristic I
The Oregon's ia The Philippines.
Csptain H. L. Wells will soon
on a tour through the State giving
trated lectures on the work of the
gon Regiment in the Philippines. .
views are alt carefully selected to
illustrate every phase of the work
by the regiment, giving a clear idea of
the trenches, roads, ricefields,' rivers,
swamps', aftd nipa'-hutS: Also manners
and customs ot the natives.
Captain Wells w-as for 14 years a mem
ber of the O, N. G. which with his record
as" 'commander of Co. L., Second Oregon,
gives him a military record equalled by
few yolunteer officers.
During the war the Captain . establish
ed a national reputation as a special cor
respond ent to the New York Evening
Post, Chicago Chronicle, and St Louis
Globe Democrat, by his fair and impar
tial reports of military operations and
general condition of affairs in the islands
Those who have read his. articles? need'
no further- assurance - that- his lecture
will be a rare treat to all who are inter
interested in the Philippines and the
work done by the. regiment. Look out
for dates and further announcements of
the Corvallis lecture.
The following letter from eur old friend
Geo. Waggoner, will be eagerly read by
all wh have learned to admire his sple
did style, and exceptional ability iu de
scribing what be sees :
Fancy an irregular pile ot granite
bowlders varvine in size from that of
summer squash to an election precinct
furrowed or creviced here and there with
ravines so tortuous in their course that
water," when in the .latter part of the
fliimmAr it assumes a liauid state, be
comes so wearied in following that
must pause frequently to rest, thereby
forming little pools and lakes whose sur
faces reflect onlv the erav granite etch
ing of their borders and the .blue sky.
In a narrow cleft near the apex
this pile pitch a dozen large tents place
a little wooden building to be used as
custom house between two large bowl
ders near the railroad track, run up the
American and British flags on 4 short
poles set ten feet apart in the bare rocks
above and you have White Pass as it
seen today. Bald, bare, desolate, it
the most uninviting place imaginable
one of the many spots where a few extra
loads of rubbish were added to this vast
dumping ground, while Nature's Titanic
masons were laving tae lounaation tor
onr continent. Something of the mag
nitude of their labors may be conceived
by a survey of the huge chips hurled
about by their mighty blows. Viewing
the vast irregular pile, one is lost in won
der, and economy shudders, at the appar
ent waste of material. To what use can
man put this wilderness of granite?
It has evidently lain here for a long
time waiting for something. It must be
for the magic hand of the Yankee.
What will he do with it? Let the rocks
answer: and they do.
Lately while this!query was uppermost
in mv mind there came stealing on the
evening air from a moss-draped crevice
in a huge stone a low voice whispering,
Why not build pyramids? They were
all the rage once, all yon need now
for some rich man to start the fashion."
Great I v startled but listening intently;
other small voices from all the rocks
around came, barely breaking the abso
lute stillness yet breathing ia chorus,
'Pyramids, pyramids." I was electri
fied. . That's the very idea. I can see
all at a glance and the immense profit in
the thing once it is' fairly started. If
the Yankee ever embarks in the pyra
mid business, he will beat the world
Not only will he build them cheaper
than did the Egyptians but he will build
better ones. The granite blocks are
just lying around here loose waiting to
be lifted into place and the foundation
is perfect. There is abundant material
on our side of the line without over
reaching on Her Majesty's dominions
and the brush is already cleared off,
The climate, too, is favorable to the
longevity - of such structures. What
more does an enterprising . capitalist
want? The idea is a grand one. All
Europe will turn pale with envy if we
are the hrst to start tne enterprise.
fancy I can see the old mummied kings
sit up and stare when some Klondyke
miner puts up a pyramid in thirty days.
which would have taken all Egypt fifty
years to build. ' . " .
I have said the rocks were bare, they
appear so from a distance, but closer
inspection shows some of them are cov
ered with a short whitish growth called
reindeer moss said to be- identical with
the -staple feed of the reindeer in Lap
land. Also that it maybe prepared for
table use as is Irish moss and that it is
very nutritious. Then in places where
the granite has partly decomposed gen
uine old Scotch heather, ef both white
and purple bloom, has found a home
and blossoms as free and fragrant as it
did near the historic cottage where ram
bled nature's greatest poet and his bonny
Hig hland Mary ."I Then again as if na
ture ordained that no spot should be en
tirely desolate many varieties of beauti
ful wild flowers peep from the rifts in tho
rocks to lift their petals towards where
their bright hues are mirrored in the lit
tle lakelets which the melting snows
have multiplied all about. Many times
climbing over- this waste one is re-.
minded of the familiar lines "Full many
flower is born to blush unseen." etc.
And here too several varieties of little
birds chirp contentedly and never seem
to long for green fields. Ptarmigeon, a
fine game bird not quite so large as the
grouse, are plentiful, and ten mnes
south, where the rock peaks rise sharp as
church spires, the mountain goat may
be seen climbing about with ease where
the foot of the venturesome hunter finds
no resting place.
But let us return to the tents, the lit
tle house and the flags for the hum of
noon is near at hand and the train from
Skaguay has just arrived. With much
puffing, a few out cries the Buldurin
Locomotive has drawn 'the cars 18
miles nearing an elevation of 2,600 feet
in one hour and forty-minutes and now
stands panting in front of the canvas
depot, while from the coaches tumble a
crowd of sight-seers, old gentlemen,', el
derly ladies, young men, babies, maidens
canes, kid-gloves, sealskins, spectacles
and kodaks, all hustled along as by one
impulse on the well beaten path to where
the flags are planted among the rocks.
Proudly both emblems float in the breeze
and well may each challenge admiration
from the world. People of many nations
come here but I think all eyes must rest
longest and most lovingly upon the folds
which mirror back to heaven its own
pure lights where a guardian,, angel
stands with one hand in the hand of all
humanity and the other pointing hope
fully to the stars.
' Scintillating on the margin of every
crowd hre is teen some half dozen
mounted police, not on horseback as one
might suppose, but on foot with, high-,,
topped boots, navy blue pants, gauntlet
gloves, scarlet jackets, tall graceful and
thus gaudily attired they-present aJ strik
ing appearence and attract much atten
tion from the girls who came with their
mammas to see the sights. These men
are charged with keeping order among
the throng now invade the 'Canadian
country. These men faithfully perform
their trust andUnone may complain in
vain of lawless conduct within the lines
of their patrol.
A couple of miles to the south, wind
ing like a serpent among the rocks, is
the old White Pass trail. For fifteen
miles this side of Skaguay along the rail
road its folds can be aeen dribbling along
on either side of the track. It has be
come historic, has saddend many a fire
side and the memory of its terrors has
aching hearts for the pittiless snows of a
merciless winter have at times' covered it
over and weary footmen searching in
vain fer its guiding line have been weari
ed and laid down to die. Itswhole course
ismarken today with the bieaching
skeletons of dogs and horses. Few, if
any such rhort lines of travel can claim
so many victims as this and the still
more dreadful trail over the Chilcoot,
where more than a hundred men and
women were buried alive by a single
The story these trails tell is the story
of Alaska, and will furnish material
for sketches for centuries to come.
Fired by the ambition and thirst for
gold, thousands rushed into the north
ern snows leaving behind modern aux-
ileries for contending with the elements
and naked-handed encountered dreadful
Boreaus in his own domain.
wonder they suffered.
These trails dotted with spots of thrill
ing interest and strewn with wrecks and
skeletons, anil the ease and comfort with
which (by the aid of modern science)
these passes are now surmounted, bring
tales of ages twenty centuries apart and
furnish object lessons of no slight value.
Now the traveller, seated in an ele
gant coach,, is whirled along merrily
from Skaguay-to Lake Bennett in four
hours only catching a glimpse now and
then from his window of a broken foot
bridge, the old trail or a pile of bones
whitening among the rocks.
At the summit I am now seated in
a comfortable house over which floats
the Stars and Stripes, am surrounded
hv manv of the convenience of life and
the thought occurs as I conclude
these lines :
'That did they contain anything of es
pecial interest they might be sent on the
wings of the lightening to reacn oetore
the dawn of another day the remotest
corners of the earth."
i ; My love to all.
j G. A. Waggoner
A CORVALLIS AUTHOR.
A Number of His Stories and Poems 1
Neat Little Book.
CervnlHs ft Southern.
Aaticles of incorporation of the Cor
vallis & Southern Railroad Company,
which have been recorded in Benton
and Lane counties, were filed in the sec
retary of state's oflSce. Wednesday. . The
company' capital is given at $50,000,
and the DrinciDle office will be located
at Junction City; The terminal of the
road will be for a time Corvallis and
Eneene ' but Drovision is made for-the
extension of the line hereafter to ' some
nnint in or near Coos bar and the ac
qnirement of other roads and the con
etructiort of branches and the; establish
ment of stage "lines. The incorporators
are A. Wilhelm, James Steel, C. W.
Washburn, R. F. Baker, B S. Hy
land M. Allen. F. M. Wilkins, A. G.
Woodcock aud H..S. Wallace.
Everyone in the community knows
"Pap Hayseed'? .the p, veteran football
charamon of the O AC. a member of the
Oregon volunteers, and a friend to. all.
Being the attendant of Jack Beeves, t
comrade who was shot in the Philippines
Pap was unable to attend the reception
given alCorvallis. - It is stated that Pap
will return to the O AC again next year
and again take his place on the gridiron
eld. He has but recently visited his
home in Eastern Oregon and the Hepp
ner Gazette says the following of him:
H. L. McAllister, - Morrow county's
single hero of the Philippines, visited
Heppner on Monday. Clad in hfs khaki
uniform and a regulation military over
coat, appropriate for the day, H. Li Mc
Allister, the stalwart representative of
our bunchgrass country appeared on our
streets for the first time on Monday. His
retiring disposition prevented, his being
particularly conspicuous, but those for
tunate enough to catch sight of him at
once formed a procession and gathered
about him. plying all sorts of questions
relative to his experience with the dusky
little devils he had in endeavoring to ex
terminate them as a member of the Sec
ond Oregon, earned the country's recog
nition and gratitude. As Mr. McAllis
ter stands Six feet in height with propor
tions of a hercoles, we can pronounce
him a formidable enemy for all Philip
pines that ventured in sight.
He was adverse to criticism of army
regulation, but did not hesitate in ac
knowledging that he, as well as all reg
ulars, found in their enlistment a job
they could not quit or lay down along
side of, and predicts that the disclipine
they are subject to will have a tendency
to prolong the job the majority of them
accept on their return. His experience
now a treasure to him, but he will re
peat it only when Uncle Sam allows
him no other recourse. ,
A man signing himself "John the
Novelist" is writing to different persons
in Albany, from Lebanon in a manner
that shows that he is crazy, says the
Albany Democrat; Now he wants to
bet $5 to $1 that he can plant the flag of
liberty oyer Canada wtthout the use of a
bullet. He declares that he has as
much right to do something as Dewey,
and has already written the president
and Queen Victoria. In conclusion he
shouts that "heaven and earth may pass
away, but the words of John the Novel
ist will stay."
' A large supply of the finest quality of
McKenzie fir slabs cut in stove lengths,
on band at the Corvallis saw mill. It
must be sold. The price is $1 per load
of five loads or more.
E. W. StboKg.
"Heart of The Valley" is the name
chosen by Mr. Dennis Stovall for
his initial venture in the field of litera
ture, that is with a publication of his
own. Many of his poems and short sto
ries have, however been published by
leading periodicals. Mr. Stovall is a
graduate of the OAC and has made his
home so long with uS that we are proud
to claim him as a- Corvallis boy. His
boOk evinces much ability on the part
of its author, and we predict a brilliant
and successful future for him; for be
sides his talent he has the push . and
energy to make it so. "Heart of The
Valley" is on sale at the local bookstores
and should meet with a ready sale among
our people. The following is taken
from the Statesmen :
"Heart ef the Valley" is the title of a
new book recently printed by the States
man Job Office, the author being "Den
nis H. Stovall, B. S.," of Corvallis.
The volume consists of 100 pages of in
teresting stories and poems.
Mr. Stovall is a young gentleman resi
dent of Benton county's capital. His
introductory page contains the words:
To my good old mammy and daddy
those things worth dedicating in this
book are most affectionately inserted by
His preface is as follows. 'No one
will be any more disappointed with
what is to be found in the pages of this
book than the author, for the simple rea
son that an ideal always- stands above
that which can be reached. The author's
ideal of a book resembles 'Heart of the
Valley' only in part, and he realizes fnll
well that in order for an author to reach
his ideal he must first inflict years of
punishment upon a long suffering public
in imposing on their good nature by forc
ing his books upon the people. All stor
ies must have a scene laid somewhere;
this scene may be on earth or it may be
elsewhere. Nearly all the stories and
poems comprising this little book have
their scenes laid on earth in Oregon
and in that part known as Webfoot.
The question of theif truth is left alto
gether to the judgment of the reader.
God has not created a more beautiful
place than Webfoot There is not a sun
set or a dawn, or a! night which passes
through the entire year,
but : what the Oregonian and
the Webfooter can see in them the mar
velous beauty that the Creator has so
generously placed around ns, If those
who attempt to paint these pictures will
color them as they are, nothing more
beautiful could be given the world. The
days of the long-drawn epic
and lyric are over. The everyday Amer
ican has hot the time during these days
of progress and rush to lay aside the du
ties of his business and spend the time
necessary to unravel the mysteries of
epical poetry.. What the public de
mands today is short, crispy productions;
interesting and to the point, that tell in
a few words what authors formerly took
pages to narrate. If these specifications
are anywhere met with in 'Heart of The
Valley,' then the author will feel that a
large part of his duty has been fulfilled.'
Colored Organdies 16 reduced ta 12
Dotted Swiss 15 " 10
J. C. Cord 7 " 5i
Dresden Dimity 8 1-3 u 7
Grass Linen 8 " 6J
Lawn 5 " 3
Scotch Dimity 10 " 7
Colored Dimity 15 u 10J
Yale Suiting 15 "10
28-inch Welts 10 7
Pique 15 " 11
Fancy Madras 15 " ' 10J
Ladies' Shoes, vesting top tan, $3 00 for $2 Q
. " " kid p t. D Et 2,00 ' 1 5
" ' Oxfords tan, C, 2 60 " 17
" " black, E, 2 50 " 1 7
" " button chocolate, E, 1 75 " 1 39
All Ladies' & Children's Crash Hats, 50c & $1, for 25e
Our New Goods Are Mere
MM II FliD
To Improve Long Tom,
Persons desiring to locate on timber
claims tributary to the C. & E. B. R.
would do well to call on or correspond
with the undersigned. There is a num
ber of firet-clastitimber claims to be taken
up-under the timber or homestead acts.
J W. L. CLARK,
Gates, Marion Co., Or. Locator.
The Rev: Mr. Zimmerman, one of our
bright young men, will preach at the M,
E. church on next Lord's day morning
In regard to the improvement, which
has been long talked of, on the Long
xom river, tne Uregonian of Friday says
''Assistant . United States Engineer
Ogden and Captain Galbraith, of the
United States snagboat Mathloma, on
Wednesday made an inspection of the
lower' end of the Long Tom river,
Benton county, preparatory to commenc
ing work on the improvement of the
same, an appropriation for that purpose
having been included in the river and
harbor bill passed by the last congress
Active operations . will be commenced
about September 1, and it is thought a
navigable channel can be cleared as far
as is intended for the amount of the appropriation.-
The work will benefit a
large number of farmers in that section
by opening up a way whereby their
products-can reach a market cheaply and
At present their grain must be hauled
from 12 to 20 miles, whereas the opening
of the river to navigation will greatly re
duce this. The only drawback is that
the making of a navigable stream of the
Long Tom will render it necessary for
Benton county to place drawbridges
across it, in place of the Howe truss
structures now in use." '
Wool Growers Attention.
C. A BARN HART, Manager.
An entirely new enterprise just opened in the Zierolf block op
posite the Postoffice.
PAINTS, OILS, BRUSHES, GLASS, PUTTY
A specialty will be made of all kinds of ammunition. Sheila
reloaded and sportsman's goods of all kinds kept in stock.
C. A. BARNHART.
You want shoes. We've got shoes.
Latest styles; Lowest prices.
Buys the Queen Bee Shoe. The best Shoe ia towa
or the money. Call and see them.
THE CASH STORE,
mv. . ' . . c
Before disposing of your wool see the
woolen mill in Dallas. Highest cash
price paid. Call or notify us by mail.
Our buyer rwill call on you. State quali
ties and grade.
Pioneer Woolen Mills Co. ,
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon.
I will trade my elegant home in Cor
vallis for a first-class improved farm,
clear of any encumbrance. Address
with full description of farm,
s3 E. W. Hadlkv,
. Santa Barbara, Calif.
Notice to Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received by
the undersigned for the construction and
equipment of two sewers, eacn covering
eight blocks and streets to Ninth street
in the city of Corvallis and continuing
from Ninth street through the Agricul
tural grounds to all the main buildings
of the college. .
Bids for the city and college work to
be made separately. No bids will be re
ceived after eight o clock p. m. Septem
ber 15th. 1899. .
Plans and specifications can be seen at
the office of the police judge of the city
of Corvallis and at the office of the sec
retary of the board of regents of the
state agricultural, college, Corvallis, Ore-'
E. P. Gbeffoz.
Police Judge Of the City of Corvallis, .
John D. Daly,
Secretary Board of Regents of State
.Call and Settle.
PROVISIONS, NOTIONS. CI213S
Franklin Machine Shop & FouqdfjJ
Manufacture and repair
all kind s of machinery
Bring your work now and save delay later
All persons indebted to me will call
and settle before the first of September
next. After that date accounts will be
found in the hands of an official collector.
' T K. Chapman, M, D,
Pioneer Bakery & Restaurant
The Most Popular Eating House la tke City
HODES & HALL, Proprietors,
Fresh bread dally. We keepacompletejstock of CAndl3
Fruits and Nuts. Everything In the nv of Smok-
Office of the long-distance and local telephones.