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THE" COBWLUS GAZETTE.
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1900.
Ladies' Silk Waists
Good material. Good workman
ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each.
Mercenized cotton. Looks -like
silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop
ular colors. $1.50 to $2.25 each
For fine skirt linings and. for shirt
waits. Twelve shade. 50 cents per
S, E, Young & Son,
Dr. Farra left for Nome City,
S. T. Jeffreys expected to leave
Portland yesterday for Cape Nome.
Born, Tuesday, May 22nd, to the
wife of F. P. Sheasgreen, a daugh
ter. Born, May 22nd, to the wife of
Charley Ycung of this city, a
The :Real Widow Brown" will
be in Corvallis Saturday evening,
and will entain at the opera house.
The R. M. Davisson house and
two lots on First street between
Madison ami Monroe, have pased
into the hands i f Marshal Miller.
Oregon is the eighth state of the
union in the production of wheat,
her product last year being 21,949,
Notice ihat "Citizen's" article,
referring to C.erk Wattera and reg
istration does not have a border
Albany dog owners have been
caused much uneasiness of late by
dojr poisoners. This seems a most
cowardly act for an ybody to com
mit. The athletic teams of the O. A.
C. and U. of O. will each contain
the same number of men, twenty
five, at the field meet in Salem,
The Grand Cabin nf Native
Daughters meets in Portland, June
15th. Mrs. G. A. Irvine and Mrs.
Esther Reid will be the delegates
from Cor 'allis.
A letter received yesterday from
Washington by Judge Burnett
brings information that Brady
passed bis examination O. K. and
will soon be at work for Uncle Sam,
Burt Barrtett, son of the post
master at Monroe, departed last
week for a trip to Idaho, in hope
that the higher altitude of that sec
tion will prove b.-neficial to his
During the recent brief sojourn
of "Hilda Hobson," or she may
have been "'Lizzie Smith," in Port
land, it is reported that a majority
of the citizens of that virtuous city
passed sleepless nights.
The Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F.,
which has just held its annual ses
sion in Astoria, has finished its la
bors. Prof. G. W. Shaw and Wm.
Bogue attended from this city and
A. W. Bowersox, now of Albany,
was also one of the delegates.
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Meyer re
turned yesterday from CorvalHs,
where they had been attending the
funeral of John Rademaker. who
died Monday near Oakville, in this
county. Mr. Rademaker was an
uncle of Mrs. Meyer. Albany Her
ald. At a concert given recently in
San Francisco by the Emporium
Orchestra of that city, Dave Rose
brooks was the cornet soloist, and
Madame Bart Godair-Adams, so
prano. The program was of the
highest order. Mr. Rosebrook's
solo was the concert polka, "Le
Secret," by Hazel.
Don't forget the days, on Thurs
day, Friday and to t.oon Saturday
of next week Dr. Lowe the old reli
ab'e optician who has been coming
to CorvalHs since 1891, will be at
the Occidental hotel. If you need
glasses and mean business go see
him, otherwise don t as he is a very
busy mati and has no time to waste
on the idle and curious.
Up to date the sheriff has seized
three bicycles that did not have the
tag attached as required by law.
In each instance the owner took
out his tag and paid the fine attend
ing the seizure. What is to be
done with a bicycle that is not re
deemed, should such thing ever
occur, is a question that e'en the
sheriff cannot anrwer as there is
no provision made for such an
The CorvalHs Commission Store
of which Mr. John Lenger is mana
ger., is first-class in every particular,
A complete stock of feed, potatoes
bran, shorts, etc., is kept constantly
on hand. Monroe and CorvalHs
flour. Chickens dressed and un
dressed. Poultry and eggs bought
at highest market price. resh
fish every Thursday. This enter-
terprise means many dollars to the
farmers and it should receive every
Bicycle riders should remember
that. after June 1st they are not al
lowed to ride on any sidewalk in
: Tomorrow- there will be a grand
piehio at Calloway's grove. Exten
sive preparations have been made
for a big time, and as the candi
dates of the different parties will be
there, it is safe to presume that the
"big time" will be forthcoming
Many people will attend from this
Frank Thompson came over from
his ranch on Big Elk, Wednesday.
He states everything is looking well
in that section and that he found
the roads in a better condition than
he had expected them to be. He
wiil be employed for the next six
weeks setting brick in the yard of
There will be no preaching at the
Presbyterian church next Sabbath
morning on account of the Memorial
service at the Evangelical church.
Sabbath school at 10 a. in. aB usual.
Y. P. S. C. E. at 7 p. m. In the
evening at 8 o'clock there will be a
short service conducted by Dr.
Thompson. Topic "Memorials."
The conductors' excursion to The
Dalles next Sunday promises to be
an event that will long be remem
bered. Every available coach has
been secured, and still there is not
enough to accomodate many people
who would like to go. There will
be fifty-three coaches in the train
and they will all be full, as is
proven by the fact the management
quit, selling tickets several days ago.
A number of CorvalHs people will
attend. Two yeais ago when the
conductors gave an excursion to As
toria the train numbered forty-five
The Memorial Day program will
be under the auspices of the G. A.
R. There will be a parade formed
in front of the G. A. R. hall, con
sisting of above veterans, the Span
ish War veterans, Women's Relief
Corp, college cadets, the children of
the public schools and the citizens.
The procession will march to Crys
tal Lake cemetery, headed by the
college band, and then go through
the ritual exercises of the G. A. R.
At 7:30 in the evening there will be
appropriate exercises in the Metho
dist church. Sup't Denman will
deliver an address, and there will
be appropriate declamations and
music. Let everyone take interest
in Memorial services, for the occa
sion is recognized by young and old
as a day to be held most sacred.
T. U. Segar arrived in CorvalHs
Tuesday from Eugene. He is the
argest fruit buyer oi Oregon and
ships to the eastern states. Mr. Seg
ar operates in fruit of all kinds,
both green and dried, and at one
lme has employed over dOO people
to assist in handling fruit purchased
n Oregon alone. He came here to
prospect the field and estimate the
probable crop of this season, as well
as to tecure the refusal of as much
fruit as possible on satisfactory
terms. While here he visited the
arge orchard of the Benton County
Prune Co. with its manager, Robt.
ohnson, and expressed himself as
much pleased with the appearance
of the orchard. He was unable to
arrive at any terms whereby he can
count on any of this company's
fruit, as they are notgiving any
body an option on their product at
All membevs of Edward C. Young
Camp, No. 9, S. A. W. V., will meet
n Burnett's Hall at 10:30 a. m.
Sunday, May 27, 1900, in khaki
uniform with campaign hat, leggins
and white gloves. The Camp will
march from the hall to the Evan
gelical church where it will attend
memorial services. Ail Spanish or
Philippine war veterans who may
happen to be in the city are cordial
ly invited to march with Camp.
Frank E. Edwards, Capt.
W. B. Scott, 1st Sargeant.
By order of the Camp.
Spanish War Veterans.
SOME SIDE LIGHTS.
Mr. Wattars Official Record Not So Clean,
So Says "Citizen."
Editor Gazette: I would
like to call attention of the
voters of Benton county to a few
facts relative to the administra
tion of the clerk's office by Mr.
He is claiming on the canvass
and it was claimed for him by
the CorvalHs Times, that he sav
ed this county some money by
doing the work of registering
himself without a special deputy
for that purpose; but it is a fact
that he at first asked the mem
bers of the county court for a
special deputy to register voters,
then afterwards told them he
would do the work himself if
they would pay him what a dep
uty would cost, and that is the
understanding under which Mr.
Watters did the registration
work. He had plenty of time to
do this work, but must have ex
tra pay and is to receive extra
compensation for it although he
gets $i oo per annum for his ser
vices by statute, and his deputy,
Mr. Moses draws down every six
mouths $88 or $176 yearly as
The fact is Mr. Watters has
been a costly appendage to Ben
ton county. He takes extra pay
for transcribing tax rolls, he
takes pay for his deputy's ser
vices to copy journal entries pre
pared for him by the attorneys in
the various cases that come be
fore any of the several courts,
whilst Hon. B. W. Wilson a.nd
Ira Hunter when clerks did and
Mr. Crabtree, clerk of Linn
county, does all this work, and
in fact all clerks except Mr. Wat
ters do this work without having
the forms written out for them.
Mr. Wilson was clerk of the
courts held during his adminis
tration as was also Mr. Hunter,
while during Mr. Watters' ad
ministration the attorneys in the
cases are thereal clerk, he being
a mere copyist or ameuueusis.
Still he is always ready to draw
his full salary and all extras he
can get. He has never been a
friend to Benton county. He
buys all the supplies for the
clerk's offices and for as many
other places as he can get the
privilege at high prices and from
one firm, without taking bids for
the same, just because this firm
"treats" him very nice. Is it
not a little queer that Mr. Wat
ters is the only county official
that is able to get a fine cabinet
or paper file brought to the court
house and then it is "presented"
by Mr. Watters to his dear friend
the lawyer. Is it not a little
odd that the CorvalHs Times
should make special mention
that Mr. Walters recently ad
vocated to the county court the
purchase of new files in his office
at a cost of hundreds of dollars to
the tax payers when the court
hesitated to make the expendi
tures, and when everybody knows
Benton county was already better
supplied with equipments for
clerk's office than any other
county in the state? It is a lit
tle odd unless we remember that
Mr. Watters would like to bene
fit someone who had the goods to
sell, and wanted his attention
called to the fact by publishing
the same in the Times.
It is a fact that Mr. Watters
has held office most of the time
since coming into the county,
and desires to continue the rest
of bis life. Some of us would
not object so much to his holding
office, if he would work for our
interests in his administration of
county affairs. Everybody knows
that we have about the smallest
county in the state, that the busi
ness of the clerk's office is the
smallest and that the present
county clerk's management is
the most expensive to the tax
payers. If anyone doubts these
statements let him consult the
records aud satisfy himself. The
writer has heard something about
the purchase of books for tran
scribing the records from Benton
ton to Lincoln counties under the
management of Mr. Watters.
Notwithstanding all these mat
ters the CorvalHs Times gives
him and Mr. Watters gives him
self a clean official record. It is
far from it. Let us have a
May 23, 1900.
John Radamaker died Saturday
evening, from pneumonia, at his
home near Oakville, Linn county.
He was ill for two weeks piior to
his death. The deceased was a na
tive of Germany, and was born Au
gust 13, 1843, in Astorf, Hanover,
Germany. In 1865 he came to
America and settled in CorvalHs,
where he worked for the following
five years. At the end of that
time, in partnership with his
brother Carnsten, he purchased a
farm in Linn county a few miles
east of CorvalHs, where he resided
until death. As a man he made
many warm friends by his gen'al
disposition and habits of industry.
Tha funeral occurred Tuesday
from the residence of his sister,
Mrs. Philip Phile, in this city.
The services were conducted by Dr.
Thompson, and interment took
place at Crystal Lake cemetery. A
large circle of relatives and friends
of Portland, Albany and this city
attended the funeral and will truly
deplore his death.
Rev. William V. Jones.
After an illness of about ten days
with pneumonia, Rev. William V.
Jones died Monday at the residence
of his daughter, Mrs. D. W. Pritch
ard, of this city. He had been a
minister in the Presbyterian church
for more than fifty years in New
York, Minnesota, Dakota and Ore
gon. Deceased was born October 9,
1823, in Wales, and came to the
United States in 1845, locating in
Minersville, Pa. He began his
ministerial career in 1846 at this
place. In the Presbyteiian church
he was recognized as a man of great
depth of thought as well as a most
The funeral services were held in
the Presbyterian church at 3 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon and were con
ducted by Dr. Thompson assisted
by the clergy of this city. Inter
ment took place in Crystal Lake
cemetery. Four children survive
him, Mrs. D. W. Pritchard, of this
city, and a daughter and two sons,
the latter three residing in Dakota.
To see "The Real Widow Brown"
is a rare treat one that will pleas
antly linger in the memory of those
who witness the most successful
laugh-producer of the times. There
is a plot not too deep and it
affords excellent opportunities for
the well selected company to dis
play their dramatic and fun-making
abilities to the best advantage.
Interspersed throughout the play
are the latest musical, singing and
dancing specialties. The attraction
is scoring a huge success and will
be seen at the opera house tomor
row night. Seats now on sale at
Trask's Book Store. Prices 35 and
By a Gentleman who Recently Settled in
Nearly every week there is a
transfer of some farm recorded,
In many instances the purchasers
are from some eastern state. A
gentleman who recently arrived
from the east and purchased a
farm, speaks as follows of our state,
especially the Willamette valley:
"Oregon has one of the most even
climates in the world, especially the
Willamette valley ; the temperature
averaging above 40 above zero in
the winter aud 64 in summer. It
is not so hot in summer but people
can sleep with cover on their beds.
The state is noted for having no
crop failures, cyclones, hail storms,
lightning, bed bugs, potato bugs,
hog cholera, sheep disease. More
people who have reached ages ot
from 70 to 90 years are seen here
than any other country in the
"In Benton county the crop yields
are as follows: Wheat from 15 to
60 bushels per acre; oats, 20 to 70;
barley 20 to 0; buckwheat about
15; potatoes, 100 to 500; beets 75
tons per acre. All kinds of vege
tables do well.
"Clover, timothy, orchard, rye,
red top, blue and bunch grasses all
do well. The people here recently
demonstrated that clover will do
well, producing wonderful crops of
hay, is fine for pasturing and builds
up the soil.
"Fruits aie raised in abundance,
such as apples, prunes, pears, phvns !
and cherries. W hue in the una ot
small fruits there are gooseberries,
dewberries, raspberries, blackber
ries, strawberries and currants in
great quantities. There are or
chards in this neighborhood con
taining as many as 150 acres. Hops
do well. There is also plenty of
game and fish.
"CorvalHs, the county seat of
Benton county, is a very pretty
town of 3000 inhabitants, situated
in the 'heart of the valley,' which
its name implies. It is 96 miles
south ot Portland, the metropolis of
Oregon. In CorvalHs are found the
various industries such as sawmills,
flouring mills, etc., that give sta
bility to a place. The finest college
in the state is located here, the Ore
gon Agricultural college. There is
also a superb public school system,
two railroads and as the city is situ
ated on the banks of the Willam
ette liver, there is also water trans
portation for the various products
of farm and manufactury. The
state Experimental stations are lo
cated in this city."
There are a great many other fea
tures of magnitude that the
gentleman could have enumerated
and then the half would not have
AT RIGHT PRICES
$6 50, $7 50, $8 00
$10, $12 50, $15
Young Men's Suits
Stylish ia Make and Finish
$4. 50, $5 OO,
$6 00, $8 00, $10 00
Nelson's Custom Fit $3 50
Shoe for Men
MIRACULOUS, IF TRIE.
A Wild Man Supposed To Be A. K. Handy,
Has Been Seen Near Fall City.
At a Old Age.
Wednesday, at 4 o'clock in the af
ternon, the death of J. S. Felton
occurred in Job's Addition- He
had reached the age of 72 years, 7
months and 6 days. The funeral
will occur from the Baptist church
at 2 p. m. today, Rev. Mark Noble
The deceased was born in Minne
sota. He came to this city a num
ber of years ago and up to the time
of death was living with one of his
sons. Some time ago he was attacked
by pneumonia, and it seems to have
resulted in consumption, that dread
disease that is so feared by man.
During lif he made many warm
friends, who, together with relatives,
will sincerely mourn his decth.
Opened 1m Albany.
J. A. Rot an, for 20 years a basinass
man of Salem, has opened a furniture as d
undertaking establishment in the Balti
more block, Albany, aad invites the pub
lic to call and inspect his goods. No ex
tra charge for hearse where undertaking
goods are purchased of them. Phone,
Black, 401, Albany, Oregon.
Interest has been revived in this city
regarding the fate of A. K. Handy, who
was lost in the mountains near Fall City
in December of 1898. Monday's Ore
gonian contained the intelligence that
parties in the neighborhood of Fall City
had seen a man ragged and disheveled,
whom they believed to be the lost hunter.
Mr. Joseph Wilson, of this city, son-in-law
of the missing man, has been in
communication with the authorities of
Polk county, and the facts gleaned in
the matter are these:
On Saturday, of last week, Dial Wil
liams, while fishing above Fall City on
the Luckiamute, saw a man about ninety
yards distant. He come toward Wil
liams, but when within fifty yards of
him, turned and ran back up the creek.
Sunday, Williams and two other men
saw the wild man again, and were with
in fifteen feet of him. He had on an
old pair of pants, worn off at the knees;
no Bhoes or stockings ; a vest and shirt
worn off at the elbows, and no hat.
His hair and beard were eight or ten
inches long. He had no knife or other
weapon. On being spoken to, he made
sort of gurgling sound in his throat, and
ran back up the creek. Monday he was
again seen and ran away. Tuesday, 61
men formed a search party, but no one
saw him, although his tracks were discov
ered. No search was made Wednesday.
By order of the sheriff of Polk county
three or four men are now camped in the
viciuitv where this strange being has
been seen and his capture is almost cer
tain. The general opinion in this city seems
to be that the man is A. K. Handy.
The description, so far as size is con
cerned, fits him, and the locality in
which he has been Been is right. No one
is able to explain, however, how a man
could subsist through seventeen months
without food or shelter, and no means
of procuring either, particularly, when
for four months immediately after he
disappeared the mountains were cov
ered with deep snow, and the snow
storms were frequent. If this should be
Mr. Handy the circumstance would be
little shoit of miraculous. Meanwhile
people are anxious for particulars.
Clean, bright stock of Ladies' Furnish
ing Goods and Fancy Goods. Address
Box 415, CorvalHs, Oregon.
Ko-nut, the purest, sweetest, most
healthful cooking material made; call for
it at Zierolf'a.
Ko-nut a pure sterilized vegetable
fat, at Zierolf's.
A well established milk route. Mast
be sold by June 1st, Purchaser to take
charge October 1. Address,
P. O. Box 54, Corvallis, Ore.
Mrs Mary Whitby, Mrs J B
Horner and Dr Leeper, were dele
gates to the state grange at Inde
pendence. Relatives of Henry Allen and of
Brady Burnett have received letters
from them since their arrival at the
nation's capital. Henry's letter was
written on the 10th inst. and Brady
wrote a couple of days later. They
are both favorably located. Brady
and Harry Hoi gate are rooming to
gether. They both express wonder
at the cheapness of the necessities
of life in Washington, D. C. All
of the national buildings, as well as
grounds, are marvels of art that
create a feeling of awe and grand
eur when first beheld and their
magnitude truly gauged. Another
feature that made a great impres
sion on both of the boys was the
super-abundance of darkies. They
seem to swarm like bees in hiving
time. Some of them seem quite
well-to-do and conduct business on
a large scale, while others are as
pDor and shiftless as could possibly
be imagined, and in some instances
their raiment consists of little more
than atmosphere. Both Henry and
Brady seem well satisfied with their
surroundings and before now have
settled down to their duties in the
This is beyond question the
most successful Cough Medi
cine ever known to science: a
few doses invariably cure tho
worst cases of Cough, Croup
and Bronchitis, while its won
derful success in the cure of
Consumption is without a par
allel in the history of medicine.
Since its first discovery it has
been sold on a guarantee, a
test which no other medicine
can stand. If you have a
Cough, we earnestly ask you
to try it. In United States and
Canada 25c., 50c. and $1.00, and
in England Is. ad., S!s. 3d. and
Sold tGraham & Worth am.
THERE'S PROFIT IN TRADING HERE.
LADIES who wish to avoid
the bother of homework, or
the details of dressmaking, will
be interested in our new line of
dress skirts. All the fashionable
fabrics of the season are included
in the line, and the skirts have the
fit and "hang" af the best dress
makermade. Take a look at
them and you will agree with us.
Prices from 45c to $6.50.
fj-ROCERY selling in a depart
ment store no longer attracts
attention because of its novelity,
but for the reason that the best of
food products costs less there than
the exclusive grocer charges.
This store is easily in the lead in
this respect, Our grocery de
partment is appreciated by well
posted buyers because it offers an
opportunity to supply the family
needs in this line at closest prices.
Country produce taken.
Whenever you find a
properly organized and
rightly conducted men's furnish
ing stock in a dry goods store
there you will find a successful
one. Men no longer shun dry
goods store furnishings, for they
know they can get correct styles
at close prices. We invite the
attention of our customers to an
especially fine and complete line
of neckwear just opened.
CHOE value consists in wear,
style and comfort. If any
of the three are lacking the foot
wear is not good value. Our
shoes are strictly reliable in qual
ify, therefore long wearing; they
are stylish, as can be seen at a
glance; they are comfortable, be
cause fitted by an expert. All
our customers will bear out these
statements. We believe this is
the best place for you to buy shoes,
and solicit your patronage.
F. L. Miller.
Every item offered below is proof of
the above assertion.
The quotations are only a very meagre representa
tion of the values which place this store unquestionably
in the lead. This store is crowded with the most com
plete and comprehensive stock of dry goods we have
ever shown. Every line was bought at close prices, and
the goods will be passed along to our customers at the
usual small margin of profit which has made this store
so successful and popular.
The New Spring Parasols
This store offers many attractions to
A store that relies solely on low prices to win and
hold trade is playing "a losing game." To win such
success as this store is winning it is necessary that the
low prices should represent goods of strictly reliable
quality. Every woman in this city who is posted on dry
goods, and who takes the time to compare goods and
prices will admit that our values are superior. We make
and hold customers by treating them right. We lead;
others follow. 6
IF you want a stylish spring hat
for $.oo, just as good as the
$5. 00 kind, come here. The only
difference is in the absence of the
name, and "what's in a name."
If you are willing to pay two dol
lars for a name, buy the five dol
lar hat. If you want to pay only
for the Aat, come here. Agent
for Kmgburry hats.
OUR glove stock is the best
patronized and most popular
in this vicinity, because we make
a constant effort to show a larger
line, and offer better glove values
than any other local dealer. It is
not easy to do a satisfactory kid
glove business. It requires long
experience, careful buying, con
scientious selling and a willing
ness to be content with a small
profit. We recognize all these
requirements and conform to them.
That's why Corvallis women can
get better gloves here for the
price than elsewhere.
-8 EFORE your spring gown
are fitted a new corset wil
be needed. That goes almost
without saying, for everyone
knows that an ill-fitting or worn
out corset spoils the fit of the
dress. Our corset woman can
help customers select the proper
model one that will improve the
figure. Consult her and you will
be better satisfied with your cor
set, and the fit of your dresses.
Prices from 50c to $1.50.
RECENTLY advances have
taken place in all lines of
cotton goods. Before the advance
we stocked up with cords of do
mestics shirtings, sheetings,
ginghams, prints, and other cot
ton goods. We are now selling
these goods at just about what
other merchants have to pay for
them at present prices. You will
find this store a good place to sup
ply your needs in this line.
F. L. Miller.