Union gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1899-1900, December 08, 1899, Image 3

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FRIDAY, DEC : 8, 1899.
New Kid Gloves-:
Nearly 800 pairs of new kid gloves for
lariine inRt added to onr stock. Oar
lines at $1 00, $1 25 and $1 50 are very
strong. We have-also a fine assort
ment of colors at $1 75, and black ai
2 00: two clasp with self, black and
contrast stitching.
Plaid Skirts
. Another lot iust daced on sale. A line
at $3 00 and another at $5. 00 are ex
ceptionally neat aud good value.
vjOlt and jackets
' This" department is now nearer com-
niete than ever. We would like to
' show the stock.
S, E Young & Son
Albany, Oregon.
Wheat remains at 44 cents.
. .- The election that waxed so warmly in
Albany resulted in a republican victory,
Judge Mo Fadden has been ia Salem
this week attending court in the capital
city. " ' "-
Martha and Mrs. H. F. Fischer re
turned to their hone in this city, from
Chicago on Monday. .
" Mrs. Geo Webber, of Corvallis, is the
guest of Mrs. Slay ton, in the Titus build'
ing. Eugene Register. ; .'
Among the improvements being made
in town is the erection of anew sidewalk
on the street by the John Scrafford resi
On the 15th of this month, President
Newland, of the Pacific University will
deliver a lecture at the college chapel.
oa the subject, Travels in Italy,
. They had a city election at Philomath.
Mondav. Dr. R. O. Logan : was elected
mayor, W. H. Boles recorder, E. A. Tay
lor marshal!, aud C. W. Davis treasurer.
Potatoes are! now selling at 40 cents
per bushel in the Corvallis market, and
owing to the large yield that the potato
men raised, the market is quite well
supplied and Jchances for a rise in price
is no more likely than a decline,
Mrs. S. N.;Wilkins, of Corvallis, is here
for the purpose of organizing a lodge of
Kebekahs, and all persons who have
- signed the application are requested to
. meet at the hall next Monday evening at
7 o'clock for the purpose of organization.
Prineville Review.
The bend of Willard Price as - adminis
trator in the estate of the late Michael
McGrath, the miser who- died in Kings
Valley two weeks ago, has been filed in
the probate court. The estate includes
$500 in cash besides some real estate.
annMidaM .MnAinlul aim 7 ' A
a v . .jiiiuBoia (tiuiuieu cut? t . . a.
Wells and Richard Graham.' -;:'-.y
J.-H. and E. H. Taylor returned home
from Portland on Monday, where they
had been to attend - the funeral of
their sister Mrs. Lesh. ; The funeral oc
curred in the Metropolis.', on Sunday.
Several Corvallis people, old friends of
the deceased were present to witness the
last-sad rites performed.
; During the month of November there
was an average precipitation of 8g . in
ches of rain over the Willamette valley.
This is about one-fifth our annual rain
fall, which either means that we are to
have some wet weather this winter or
that a great part of our winter's rain has
already fallen. It is an uncommon thing
to have our streams ami rivers swollen to
such an extent and at so early a date as
they have been this season.
John W. White, representing the Polk
County Grange was in Corvallis Tuesday
in the interest .of the. Grangers. His
business here was to confer with the
local Grange and make arrangements for'
a . meeting in the near future for the pur
pose of considering the proposition of
annexing the insurance beuefit to the
.. local Grange. This organization offers
to furnish life insurance to .its members
at a low rate assesment, and this feature
of the Grange is becoming as prominent
and popular as the many others.
During the wiutry season, it is well to
know the language of umbrellas. "To
place your umbrella in a rack indicates
that it is about to change -owners-. An
umbrella carried over the woman, the
man getting nothing but the drippings of
the rain, signifies courtship. When the
man has the umbrella and the woman
the drippings it signifies marriage. To
carry it at an angle under your arm sig
nifies that an eye ia to be lost -by the
man who follows. To put a? cotton nm-
Dreua oy me siae 01 a nice siiK-one sig
nifies 'exchange is no robbery.' To lend
an umbrella signifies 'I am a fool.' To
carry an open umbrella just high enough
to tear but mens eyes and knock off mens
hats signifies "I am a woman,"
' Winter weather keeps many of the
fnnntnf nOAnl. fWimt tl,A &nliMla!nMMttB
afforded those in the city yet it does not
prevent the ceuntry people from meeting
together in a grand jubilee and spending
an evening of merriment. Out on the
McBee farm, jnst southwest of Corvallis
on last Friday night, at the farm home
of Mr." and Mrs.. Stovall, some forty peo
ple congregated and enjoyed one of those
genuine socials the country people know
86 .well lihw to lirenare and flnnrAPlatA .
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The rooms were gaily decorated for the
occasion with beauties from the woods
and fields, There was music, games and
dancing, and not until one o'clock did
the merry-makers depart for their
several homes in the vicinity.
An exchange wisely says that the Wil
lamette valley farmers do not have to de
pend on' wheat and hops for a living
XT 1 1 : .1 ll TTT 1
Muwiicr neuuuii' ui ttie west vau pro
duce such a diversity of crops as can be
grown on Willamette soil and as the
years go by there will be a constant in
crease in the variety of products coming
up to market from the valley. Neither
wheat nor hops will be grown in less
quantities than at the present, time but
the ever increasing acreage of tillable
How was your Thanksgiving Turkey
He is a boy, he camelto the home of
Mr. and Mrs: Frank Fraacisco on Salur
Webfoot mists have purified the atmos
phere and good health reigns supreme
once again.
On Thanksgiving evening, Miss Mable
Davis entertained a number of her friends
at her home.
TheO.A.C boys are perfect gentle
men and play good, clean, scientific foot
ball. Eugene Register.
A slide near Oysterville on theC. A E
caused the east bound train to be some
five hours late Saturday.
miss uonstance Holland was among
the OAC students who spent Thanksgiv
ing vacation in Salem.
Genuine cut glass, very approprite
for holidays presents, at reasonable
prices, at Greffoz' the leading jewele;
Robert Cooley.Jan OAC graduate of '98,
employed as a drug .clerk in Cottage
Grove, visited Corvallis, Saturdav and
Sunday. '
Miss Dorothea Nash returned to Cor
vallis Monday after spending Thanks
giving with her friends aud kindred in
There are places in the road between
this city and rniioniath, where a sign
reading "No Bottom" would be apprecia
ted and moat convenient te the traveler,
On Monday of this week the family of
Chas Chipman departed for TJkiah, Cal
ifornia, where they go to spend the win
ter. Mr. Chipman will remain in Cor
Fred Edwards, an O A C graduate o
last year, but now a student of Eugene
and qnarter-back on the U of O foot-ball
team, spent Saturday and Sunday in
Among the coming social features of
the week is an "Old Folks at Home'
social by the Amicithv and Sorosis so
cieties at the college armory tomorrow
The several churches .. are making
preparations for - Christmas enter
tainments, and indications are very
favorable for amusement in plenty dur
ing the holidays.
The "younger of the Franklin'brothers,
who was formerly engaged in business in
the Franklin Iron Works, of Corvallis,
but who has been in Idaho for several
months, has been visiting relatives and
friends in this city during the week.
Asa Tunnicliffe, one ef the Western
Union telegraph company's - operators ,
passed through Salem onMonday for
for Idaho, where he will take a key as a
substitute. He acted in that capacity in
the Salem office for a few weeks last
Mrs Stalhbusch, a lady sixty years of
age, died in this city on Friday last. On
Saturday occurred the funeral, Dr,
lhompson officiating. lhe ceremony
was attended by a large number of rela
uvea and mends. - The remains were
laid to rest in Crystal Lake Cemetery.
A transfer of real estate was made in
Corvallis, Tuesday. The property is the
Stilson farm, northwest of this city, the
purchaser is S. A, Gragg, ml Elsie, Ore
gon. .The firm of Ths i-glin & Son made
the sale, and the purchase was made for
$3,500. The property will not be taken
possession cf until next June.
soil will blossom with other ifts from
the bounteous hand of nature that will
bring back to the producer from a profit
able market the -golden -twenties -ah48-
YWOCwfaVAKSTSSeRW-OS soil calls
for greater diversity of prod action and
the future thrift of Willamette farmers
will be in answer to the call.
The college cadet batallion gave a mili
tary bop at the college armory last Fri
day night. The music was furnished by
the college orchestra. Owing to many
students being home on their Thanks
giving vacation the attendance was not
o large as usual. 'The hop, however,
was an enjoyable one for those present,
the music was good and the merry
dancers found it midnight ere they
knew it.
With the constant tread of horses and
the pressure of passiug wagon wheels,
and drainage afforded by the ditch re
cently dug along its course, the newly
improved road above Corvallis is grow
ing better each day. -The gravel is being
set firm, there is but little mire to bog
the wagon wheels, and by another year
those who aided in the improvement and
who find constant use for it, will bless
the day they donated their mite.
The, splendid court house which Mr.
. F. Peterson, of this city, has been
building for Sherman county, was com
pleted last week. The Moro Leader
sheaking of the structure, says: "The
totBl cost of the building does net exceed
$8000, and it is the consensus of opinion
that it is the handsomest piece of archi
tecture in the state for the money. Mr.
Peterson, the contractor, has the confi
dence aad respect of his employers as a
man of ability and integrity.
A movement is on foot among the col
lege students to unite all the different
branches of athletics under one head and
thus form an association. Committees
of two were appointed from each repre
senativnof the football, track, basket
ball and indoor baseball enthusiasts, to
meet and formulate a constitution and
plan for organization. This is the man
ner ia which large institutions carry on
athletics and will surely be an im
provement over the system followed
heretofore. . The committee have not yet
reported. . ,
The strong "southeaster" that blew
from the sea during the nights of last
Friday and Saturday and came sweeping
through the mountain canyons down
through the valley and all Western Ore
gon,, was an - uncommon thing for
Webfoot. According to calculations made
at the college the wind blew as high as
46 miles an hour, a velocity that does not
compare probably with the hurricane of
the east, yet it was quite a breeze for the
Corvallisite. It blew strong enough to
satisfy even those of "windiest" nature,
and none would be disappointed to have
such breezes remain in their native
The OAC eleven is one of the best that
ever represented the college, and her
overwhelming defeat is not the result of
her own weakness, but of U of O's
strength. Hall, Goodrich and Harding
behind the. line did splendid work with
the ball and the forwards Elgin
Thurston and Walters are men that rack
with the best players in the state. The
team as a whole worked well on the of
fensive and poorly on the defensive, the
mostnoticeable)weak points being the end
kosrtKne. "ArwugbstrtisslirWgaeainat
certain defeat nVTblKB fcerTplayed
the entire gameIt6ct
they played clean, gentlemanly football
all through. Eugene Guard.
Beth Thomas watches for TQ AVERT 01R DANGER.
Greffoz has
The newspapers report three cases of
vareloid in Eugene.
Thearle's Original Nashville Students
are booked to appear at the Opera House
iu this city, December 26th
. Pastor Stevens, of the Christian church
has returned from Belfountain where he
has been conducting a revival meeting
Many of the college students returned
to their homes to spend the Thanksgiv
ing vacation given them from Thursday
until Monday.
"Reminiscences of a Recruit" is an in
teresting article in the December Baron
eter by Frank E. Edwards, a member of
the 2nd. Oregon.
Much building has been done in Kings
Valley this season. Mr. W. H. DUly
has just completed a large barn on the
J. D. Wooi's place. -
The debt that has been hanging over
the Christian church of this city, ever
since the exaction ef the edifice, was en
tirely paid by the members by subscrip
tion this week.
A hose cart and section ef hose from
the city fire department was taken out
by the street workmen on Wednesday
and the sewer and ditch crossing First
street on Jefferson were thoroughly
drenched. 7
The Morning Eugene Register, is a
new daily to reach our table, being edi
ted by the Gilstrap brothers of Lane
county's capital. ;It presents a very
newsy appearance and we wish for it
every success. .
Prof. Uoote and assistants are now
busily engaged in cleaning np the college
grounds and smoothing oyer the lawns
that were cut np so badly by the digging
of sewers and ditches.
Dennis Stovall has been appointed
Deputy Supreme Commander and State
lecturer of the Knights of Maccabees and
will assume his duties as a stump speaker
and organizer, the first of next week.
For the next sixty; days will offer all
my goods at a bargain and allow ten per
cent discount. Have five dozen trimmed
hats at prices from $1.55 to $2.75. Fonr
dozen school and street hats from 25 to
50 cents. Mas. J. Mason,
Dilly the Fixer' has-had an unusually
large run of doctoring broken-ribbed nm
brellas during the past" few days. , This
windy weather is not the most favorable
thing in the world to keep the anatomy
of an umbrella in the proper condition,
The college football players donated
their hair to the barbers of the city Fri
day and Saturday. , The boys put their
football suits away, the : pigskin lies
secure in its quarters in the garret, to be
left unmolested, until the next season
comes round.
The R. O. W. O. W . club gave an en
joyable evening at "hearts" at the home
of Miss Mabel Davis on Thanksgiving
evening. Miss Ewing and Mr. Cathy
received the first' prize, while the
booby'' prize was carried off by Miss
Rusk and Mr. Cathy.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. W,
Johnson, on last Tuesday evening, the
members of the local "My Friend from
India" company were entertained. A
delicious lunch was served in the dining
room, and the evening was a most enjoy
able one for the several guests preseut,
Our local sportsmen are just now in
dulging, in a little jacksnipe shooting,
These birds are just' beginning to show
themselves, and in some localities there
are large numbers of them. It takes a
pretty good marksman to hit a snipe, but
sdme'of our hunters are dead medicine
on them.
The layiug of the tile in that portion of
the Madison street sewer which was dug
to the proper level, was completed on
Tuesday. Much pumping was required
and considerable annoyance in the way
of caving in, was dealt with. Sewer
work, during such weather as the past
two v eeka is a hard business.
"Campaigning in The JrhUippines. is
uew and well gotten np book of 450
pages dealing with the work of the sev
eral regiments in -the Philippines. A
arge portion, of the book is devoted to
the 2nd. Oregon and among the illustra
tions can be . recognized many of the
Corvallis boys as they appeared on the
battle-field and other places around
Manila..' -. ,::
Services at tha Presbytetian church
next Sabbath as follows: Sabbath
school at 10 a.m. topic, '.'Lesson in Giv
ing," Public worship at 11 a,m. preach
ing Ty the pastor, subject, "Resurrection
of the Body." Y.P.S.C.E. at 6 :30 p.m.
topic, "The Indwelling Presence" leader
Mr. James Van Gross. Public worship
at 7:30 p.m., topic "The Closing Lecture
on Ideals." The choir will render in the
morning the anthem "Praise Ye the
Father" Gounod. "Lead Me to Thee"
Bierly. A kind welcome to all these
services. , .
Sunday was a good day for duck hunt
ing and as a result many of our local
sportsmen were out wading through the
surrounding swamps in search of the
weD-iooiea dims, rue heavy rains
caused an overflow that is not desirable
on the part of hunters, and as a result
many of the spots where the sportsmen
usually rove were completely inundated,
Floods coming from overhead never im
pede the duck, hunter, but to have such
underfoot, always serves to make his
success leas sure. Snipe abound in the
swamps now, too, and the few who are
expert enough with the gun to bring
down these wary birds, find rich' pleasure
in hunting them,
The Corvallis Grange has approved
the following resolution which was
adopted by the National Grange at its
last meeting: "We are not opposed to
associations of interests which merely
lessen the cost of production, but we are
decidedly opposed to the misuse of the
power which large combinations of cap
ital give for the purpose of destroying
competition, controlling production, and
Assistant United States Engineer Oaden
.. Inspecting; the Revetment.
D. B. Ogden, assistant United States
engineer, left for Corvallis to inspect the
work being done by the government
snagboat Mathloma, says the Telegram.
The work consists of 800 feet of revet
ment which is being built to keep Cor
vallis from being left an inland town
Just above Coryalliis, the river makes a
sharp bend to the west toward Corvallis,
and as soon as the city is passed turns
sharply toward the east, leaving a pen
insula opposite the city. In time of
high water it is the tendency of the bulk
of the stream to flow across the penin
sula instead of around it, and if the gov
ernment engineers had not interposed,
it wonld have been a question of but a
short time only nntil the river would
cut through here and left Corvallis out
in the cold. In addition, it would have
spoiled the river channel by spreading
out over greater space.
Ibis was one of the earliest works un
dertaken by. the government, and is one
of the most necessary. There is a fall of
200 feet in the Willamette between Eu
gene and Corvallis, which is four times
as great as the fall in the whole distance
between Uorvams and Portland, it is
necessary ia order to keep the channel
from spreading out, not to allow the
river to become any shorter, as the fall
for a given distance would thus be in
The watchman on duty at the Yam
hill locks at Lafayette sent in a report
yesterday of the stage of the water in
Yamhill. The greatest height that has
been reached since the government work
was begun there was attained last Fri
day, when 34 feet above low water was
recorded. This placed the water 13 feet
above the tops of the lock walls. .
The Yamhill is a very erratic stream,
and rises and falls with great rapidity
After a heavy general ram the stream
begins to rise almost immediately, and
in a short time overflows its banks, if
rain has been sufficient, The rise is
rapid nntil within a few feet of the crest.
when it slackens and proceeds leisurely
to the top. . The descent is just as rapid
ine mgnest point which tne river is
known to have attained was about 60
feet, once in the winter of 1890-91, and
ouce previously in the '60s. '
The recent rise was of great benefit to
owners of wheat in McMinnville. as it
allowed the Gypsy and Modoc to make
several trips there, and the boats brought
out full cargoes each time.
Davenport's Pheasants.
Game Warden L. P. W. Quimby is in
receipt of a letter from Homer Daven
port, giving details in regard to his col
lection of pheasants, which he says is the
largest in the world, and' attracts many
admirers and breeders of pheasants to
his home. . Mr. Davenport is making a
study of pheasants, and is breeding as
many as possible, and hopes to be able to
let some of his surplus stock fly in Ore'
gon. He is confident from what he has
learned by experience that many of the
finest species would do well in Oregon
with protection by law for a few years.
He gives the names of a long list of
the pheasants in his aviaries, which
makes one wonder how he ever secured
so many varieties. He has over a dozen
species which, he says were never seen
in America nntil his specimens arrived,
He says there is no reason why Oregon
should not have at least 10 different
varieties breeding in the wild state, and
is going to do all in his power to bring
this about, Mr. Dayenport has not for
gotten Oregon, nor the clay pit out of
which he was dug, and if he carries out
his plans his name will be inscribed on
the roll of fame alongside that of Judge
Denny. " . '.
Mr. Ichabod Henkle, father of Jerry
Henkle, of Philomath, suffered fa stroke
of paralysis yesterday which affected one
side of his liody. While his present con
dition is not serious, the outcome is re
garded with much concern as Mr. Henkle
is quite feeble, being 83 years of age.
Some time ago Dilly "the fixer" com
pleted a bicycle of his own bnilding. and
laid it away for summer use. - Yesterday
Thomas Bloomer, a drummer for bicycle
l.supphes, saw and appreciated the ma'
chine. Dilly was offered 50 for it. which
amount he accepted and Mr. Bloomer
rode off on the best wheel in Benton
The ladies of the Presbyterian church
will hold their annual fair, aud a chick-
en-pie dinner, December 16th. A pro
gram, including a farce and good music,
will be rendered in the : evening, after
which light refreshments and our famous
home-made candies can be had, and the
sale of articles, both useful and fancy,
will be continued.
Monday evening, Dec. 8, the ladies of
Corvallis Hive, No. 3, L. O. T. M
elected the following officers for the
ensuing year: Lady. Commander, Min
nie L. Hodes; Past Lady Commander,
Isabelle I Thrasher; Lady Lieutenant
Commander, Alice E. Hufford; Record
Keeper, Ruth N. Clark ; Finance Keeper,
Lilly L. Wilson ; Chaplain, Laura Gel-
la tley; Sargent, Lilly Ranney, Mistress
at Arms, Gladys Hughes;. Sentinel, Bee
sie Irvine; Picket, MaryL. Weber.
Valley Lodge No.. II, K. of P. of this
city has elected the folio wing officers for
the year; James Gibson, chancel
lor : Emil Zeis, vice-chancellor : J. B
Horner, prelate; George W. Denman
master of work ; J. F. Yates, K of R and
S; B. W. Johnson, M of F: Thomas
Whitehorn, M.of E ; Will Horning, mas
ter at arms; George Bowers, inner gnard
E. P. Greffoz, outer guard, Mr Geo. L.
Paul was elected trustee. No lodge is in
a more prosperous orflourshing condi
tion, in this city. .
The indoor baseball association was
called to order Tuesday by chairman J.
G. Elgin aad a course of action for the
season discussed. It was -decided to
wait a few weeks before electing a cap
tain. Regular practice will begin as soon
as arrangemeuts for the use of the arm
orv are made a few other minor matters
settled. There is every reason to think
that we will have a good nine this t
son. All of last years players are back
but Ho well and Edwards, while there
are experienced men among the Fresh
men. Indoor baseball is everywhere
growing in popularity and is destined to
become a great college game for the rea
son that it fills in the winter months be
tween football and track athletics.
The Jugene Uuard quotes the remi
niscence of a famous trial from our issue
of last- week, and pays the following
tribute to Judge Burnett's sincerity and
eloquence: "In former years the Nestor
of the Oregon bar, John Burnett, oi Cor
vallis, was never missed from, a term of
circuit court in the old Lane county court
house. " His specialty was as counsel for
defense in criminal trial. With well
worn clothes and . flannel shirt he would
stand before the jury pleading with no
small degree of earnestness for his client,
and in case of great necessity the tears
could be made to course adown his
rugged, furrowed cheeks. The prosecu
tion often accused the judge of stimulat
ing the tears but we believe they came
from the heart of the zealous advocate."
. Died in Portland.
A Scrap of Hlseory.
Now and then transpires an occur
rence that brings to the mind of the old
Corvallisite a recollection of those days
in the past, when the fleeting boom
that always attends the birth of a city or
country, dawned on the Willamette val
ley and this part of Oregon ; when there
was a rush of settlers and a tide of pros
perity that worked wonders both good
and bad in its final results.
A few days ago the dispatches were re
ceived announcing the death of John I.
Blair in the East. . To those who have
entered the community during the past
eight or ten years, this was but a mere
bit of news, but to the old inhabitant it
was far more than this, John Blair was
ttie rich man of the East, whose wealth
transformed the old Oregon Pacific rail
road from a dream to a reality. Col.
Hogg, who owned the theories, charts,
maps, etc.,' necessary to build the rail
road, but not the money to accom
plish such a purpose, visited New York
city and laid his plans, propositions and
figures before the Wall street million.
aire. ; Blair believed he had ran upon a
happy opportunity to increase bis for-
Mine ana so invested many millions in
we enterprise, wime John iiiair re
ceived but a pittance in return for the
money invested, to him is due the credit
of the building of the Oregon Pacific
railroad, and the latter has been a great
benefit to the Willamette valley and Ore
gon in general. ,
After months of patient suffering, Mrs.
Jessie L. Lesh died at her home in Port
land, last Friday, of peritonitis. v Sun
day the funeral took place from, the resi
dence, 464 east Ash street.
Mrs. Jessie L. Lesh was born ia Co
lumbus, Miss., ; December 8, 1864. Four
years later she came with her parents to
Oregon, and lived in Corvallis nntil her
marriage to W. H. Lesh, which occurred
in Minneapolis, Minn., on , October 6:
1886. Mr. and Mrs. Lesh moved to Port
land in 1890, and that has since their-
honie. Mrs. Lesh . was a singer of . abil
ity, a graduate with high honors from
the Corvallis agricultural college, and
has many friends who will sincerely
mourn her death. . ' .
Those who knew her have, by their
thoughtfulness and loving concern, Boft-
ened some of the dreariness oi her four
months of bedridden suffering,, and have
given abundant proof of the endearing
worth of the deceased. Maryelously
patient in her long illness, always a
oyal friend, sympathetic and generous to
any in distress, her memory will be
cherished in the minds of many while
life lasts. Mrs. Lesh leaves, besides her
husband, two brothers and two sisters.
Dr. E. H. Taylor, J. O. Taylor and Mrs.
Leona McNulty, of Corvallis, and Mrs.
Lou Legerwood, of Seattle.
Apples and Pears.
Cougars Versus Deer.
"Cougars are doing more to decimate
the deer population of this state than all
the sportesmeh combined," declared an
old hunter this mornins. "Durlnsf the
month of September I found the carcases
of five deer which had been killed by
these animals. The cougar, after catch
ing its victim, gorges itself on the blood
and than covers, the body, just as a cat
covers a mouse. Should the cougar fail
to secure another meal about eating time
it will return to the concealed carcass and
feast on it.
Besides cougars, bears are very de-
arbitraniy dictating prices of com modi- "rucuve. ot wild animals alone are
ties. We are opposed to all corpora- prey to these wanderers ; the farmers are
tions or trusts which control the source j sufferers as well. Bears or cougars fre-
of supply, and like the Standard Oil I qently swoop down on a hogpen and
company reach out their arms and em-1 carry off or kill a pig, ' and calves and
brace all competition. Special favors are j young stock are not safe,
granted them by railroads, thus enabling 'In my opinion a high bounty should
them to uader-sell aud force to the wall be placed on these beasts and sportsmen
smaller dealers who might otherwise permitted to hunt them down with dogs.
compete with them. It must be made I Tfif. reason dogs are not used at present
Contrary to general belief, apples are
yery plentiful. There is- any amount of
good eating stock on hand, and the price,
$1.50 a box, while a little steep, does not
interfere with sales. .
Only fancy Baldwins bring $L50, plen
ty of other grades are to be had, at vary
ing prices, down te 75 cents for peddlers
stock, which is not very desirable. .
Of course there are vicinities where ap"
pies are scarce and in some districts even
those few that are found contain - worms
or scab. But taking the state as a whole
in the Willamette valley we haye apples
in plenty to do us. In Corvallis there
are plenty at the price they demand .
Most of the apples reaching Portland
come from bouthern Oregon . points,.
Douglas county sending in many car
loads. Near-by valley points have no
apples this year, the crop either being
toohvormy, or else a failure. Many val
ley farmers did not pick their apples this
year. . " : . - - .
Pears are plentiful. - Various varieties
are offered, and at varying prices. Win
ter Nellie is the kind most generally es
teemed at this seaeon, and good, sound
Winter Nellis pears can be purchased
for $1.75, though some dealers are asking
a quarter or so more.
Mr. Richard Kiger and Miss Louise Fischer
Were Married Wednesday.
A beautiful home wedding in which
two well known Corvallis young people
were united as one, transpired at the
Fischer home in this city, at lO.o'clock
Wednesday morning.
The contracting parties were Mr.
Richard Kigerand Miss Louise Fischer.
The wedding was a unique one, the
rooms being beautifully decorated for the
occasion with evergreens and vines.
The shades being drawn the rooms were
lighted and the ceremony was performed
by Rev. P. S. Knight, of the Congrega
tional church, "by moonlight" None
but the immediate families of the bride
and groom were present to witness the
ceremony. After the words which united
the happy couple were pronounced by
the minister, the entire party gathered
around the dining taMe where a sump
tuous dinner was prepared.
Mr. and Mrs, Kiger . departed on the
1 :20 train for Astoria, where they will
spend their honeymoon, after which
they will return and take up their resi
dence on the Kiger farm north of Cor
Mr. Kiger is a son of Reuben Kigei
and a native of Benton county. His
manly character, and open-hearted, gen
erous nature have made him numerous
and enduring friends. Young, prosper
ous and of diligent habits, his future is
most promising. His bride is the eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Fischer
Her many accomplishments have made
her an ornament te Coryallis society, and
her happy disposition has added to its
charms. ;
IF there is ever a time when one wants the right kind of
: goods, it certainly is at CHRISTMAS TIME. Our
stock is now at its best. We suggest any of the following
as suitable presents for Men and Boys, Ladies and Misses:
The Sunset Limited.
The Sunset Limited, the Southern
Pacific's famous train of the Sunset route,
will commence its service for the winter
season on Friday, December 15th. The
schedule for this year is considered
rather snperior to any previous season
affording as it will opportunity for favor
able view of points of interest along the
line, and making agreeable connections
at New Orleans with limited trains of
other lines to and from the important
centers of the east The train will leave
San Francisco at 5 p m on Tuesdays and
Fridays, passing Los Angeles about
7 o'clock the following morning, thus
giving a daylight view of the orange belt
of Southern California.- Its connections
at El Paeo with through cars of the
Texas & Pacific for St Louis, will place
California passengers in that city from
10 to 12 hours ahead of all other lines.
The trip from Houston to New Orleans,
through the interesting plantations and
bayous of Southern Louisiana, will also
be by daylight, and the arrival in the
Gulf city just in time to connect with
the fast trains for Washington, New
York, Cincinnati, Chicago and - other
points. The Suuset Limited equipment
and service is up to its well-known high
standard. It is worthy of remark that
the distance ot S900 -'miles from San
Francisco to New , York, is traversed by
the Sunset Limited in 114 hours, only 12
hours longer than by the fastest trains
through Chicago a distance of 3300 miles,
The Sunset is an ideal winter route, the
traveler not being ; subject to any of the
discomforts incident to inclement weath
er conditions . of the more Northern
routes." -
Mrs. Anna Waggoner.
On Wednesday, the 29th, the remains
of Mrs. Anna .Waggoner, of Monroe,
were laid to rest in the Bellfountain cem
etery, in the presence of a large number
of sorrowing friends and . relatives of
the deceased. . -
The death of Mrs. Waggoner was the
result of the ravages of tumor of the
stomach, with which Mrs. Waggoner
has been suffering since 1897.
Mrs. Waggoner was an early Oregon
pioneer, bne was a native of Illinois,
having lived with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wigle in Adams county, of that
state, until 1852: the young girl then
five years of age, crossed the plains with
the family and arrived in Oregon, ' Linn
county, the same year. Ia 1865, Miss
Wigle was married to Mr, Thomas Wag
goner. The two settled on a farm near
Monroe aad have resided in that com
munity in peace and quietude nntil the
time of the death of Mrs. Waggoner.
Best Winter Route .
For sunshine, flowers and oranges take
the Sunset Route via Los Angeles te all
points East. Tourist excursion cars and
chair cars to El Paso, Fort Worth, Kan
sas City, Chicago, Cincinnati,. Houston,
New Orleans and Washington, D. C.
For rates, guides and information ad
C. H. Markham, G. P. A.
Portland, Or.
Christmas shopping is made easy when
you have a latge and varied stock to se
lect from. We carry a complete line of
diamonds, watches, chains, rings, em
blem pins, buttons, and charms, solid
silver ware, and silver plate ware. Silver
novelties &. We buy for cash and give
our customers the benefit of the extra
discount, you are invited to call when in
Albany and see our display. .
F. M. FKENch,- . -
. The Jeweler '
m .
Business and Dress Suits
Overcoats and Mackintoshes
Smoking Jackets and Fancy
Fine Shoes and Slippers
Elegant Neckwear, Latest Styles
Fine Silk Mufflers
Linen and Pongee Handk'fs
Box Top Coats for Boys
Night Robes and Dress Shirts
Leather Dress Suit Cases
Dress Qloves and Suspenders
Underwear and Hosiery
Silk Umbrellas
Initial Silk Handkerchiefs
Bags and Trunks -
Collar and Cuff Buttons
9 w w
For Ladies, Misses and Children we have just received for
Holidays an elegant stock of Fine, Medium and Heavy
Shoes; Felt, Kid and Dongola Slippers; Jersey,
Leather and Corderoy Ieggins. All at popular
. 1 prices. . . . . '. .
We advise early selections. See display in show windows.
v. .otkv.'v WW" XNW .dKi ..S ttr.JV JKWV
m mm mm -
Holiday uoods uaiore
Dolls, from ic to $5
Handkerchief Cases
Collar and Cuff Boxes -
' Manicure Sets
Everything for Christmas
Hodes & Hall's Bakery
Headquarters for Santa, Clan. " '
The Arcade
MONDAY, NOV, 27th,
Holiday Goods in endless variety. Come and visit our
See the beautiful line and latest pattern. Elegant display of
Fancy Pillows, Etc. ';. "
Don't fail to come and see the display whether yon wish to pnrcbas or not
Very Respectfully, ". ,
The Paint Store
C. A BARN HART. Manager.
An entirely new enterprise just opened in the Zierolf block op
. . posite the Postoffioe. -.,
- A specialty will be made of all kinds of ammunition. Shells
reloaded and sportsman's goods of all kinds kept in stock.
To Subscribers.
Subscribers to the UNioN-GAZurra will
observe that the date' ODDOsite their re-
Thereason dogs are not used at present namoa ra.inr th .nni-
jBJpttasuitaiD Bosaauect .tenstatiaeaaij Kal'My VTPfe'y0 I to them
ulffK'miircoris.'by smHWSCerea stock, atttAer ana run mtn aown 11151601 A Wffo
without adding to the wealth of the coun- cougar, and hunting deer with dogs is this to this office , tea i amourrt to
i. indicates the time oftotniratiou
Oji'IOTkT r. p.zil. dr.m.Toorr r-f-i.T ...-a
iev can each confer a favor bV femit'H
nH linntlnff Wr with Anna fa k- . .. xW."? P. l.l
strictly prohibited by the game law." their respective Subscriptions.
' . Letta? List. . ' ,
. Xhi letters remaining in the Corvallis
Post-office for the week ending Dec 2,
1899. j
Mrs E H Anderson James, Henry
George Armstrong W V Acocks
Mrs Martha Kitching John Berrie
Mrs Sarah Lambard John Cort
FrankMoar Eubeu Bobenson -
Miss. Mary Rutherford J J Cale " 7
Mrs Sarah Eccleston -FB Richards
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tMni'IrjiTaylordiirf Will Heitma&.lf 1 v
F E Bit&wIJoac oved ol aJooqzs baa u
B. W. Johnson P, M.
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