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THE WILIS GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 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 sliirt
waits. Twelve 6hade. 50 cents per
S, E, Young & Son.
Take your ros ss to the carnival
Thursday evening and see if they
don't win a prizo for you.
Tonight there is to be a faculty
inetting at the O. A. C. Its busi
ness is to arrange matters for the
closing exercises at O. A. C.
A. F. Peterson arrived home
Satuday night from a three months'
trip through Eastern Uregon and
Idaho. Mr. Peterson has not de
termined yet just what he shall do
in the immediate future.
Mrs. Ora Porte, nee Spangler, is
expected up from Oregon City in a
few days to visit relatives and
friends in this city until after the
O. A. C. commencement. She is a
member of the alumni.
Frank Glass arrived home Fri
day from a trip to Southern Oregon.
He has bt en visiting his old friend
Leslie Lilly and the latter came
home with him and will remain
here for a week or such n matter
visiting relatives and friends.
W. H. McMahan is now sole pro
prietor of the brick livery stable.
He purchased the concern last week
of John Stewart and assumed con
trol Friday. Mr. McMahan is an
energetic business man and will
undoubtedly make a success of this
The Benton County Flouring
Mills will begin to remodel the
plant and place new machinery in
about ten days. Afte.1 about a
month's work the mill will again be
ready to grind and the capacity will
be increased from 75 to llo barrels
From what can be learned, it
seems that Arthur W. Bowtrsox,
who suddenly losfr his mind, ot
whom n.ention was made in our
last issue, was kicked on the head
during March by a horse. On the
advice of friends and his physician
he was taken to the asylum at Sa
John D. Daly, of this city, who is
a state delegate to the republican
national convention which convenes
in Philadelphia, June 19th, left yes
terday for the scene of tction. His
old home is in New Jersey, and he
he will visit there a short time prior
to the meeting of the convention,
which will probably be in session
for about three days.
Gro-er Headrick went to Salem
yesterday. He had the promise of
work down there, but his health
was such that he could not accept
when he was neede i and as a con
sequence he has nothing in view at
present. He has relatives there
with whom he shall stop for awhile.
In case his health does not improve
he intends going over to his father's
home in Alsea to remain during the
W. H. Mahoney who was formerly
in the employ of the O. P. R. R.,
and stationed in this city, spent
Sunday in Corvallis. His wife ac
companied him. Mr. Mahoney is
now traveling auditor for the South
ern Pacific railroad and is looking
after affairs in Oregon. He is also
ft member of the Benton County
Prune Co. and takes great interest
in the affairs of the big orchard.
The big picnic which was to have
b?en given a couple of weeks ago
at Calloway'a grove, and had to be
postponed on account of rainy
weather, is now set for June 16th.
It is to be given under the auspices
of the schools and the United Arti
sans. Everything possible will be
done io insure a good time to all.
and the O A C brass band will be
in attendance to dispense music
that will be sure to please every
body. From the following it will appear
that a lady of Corvallis, while
visiting in Albany recently had
an exciting experience. The lady,
we learn, was Mrs. Lafferty.
"Last evening Mrs. J. A. Weaver
and Mrs. C. C. Parker and a lady
guest from Corvallis, were out driv
ing with Mr. Parker's team, and
when near Penniwinkle the team
became frightened at a horse tied
to a tree and which was tangled up
in his rope. The team shied off
the grade and the carriage was
overturned, throwing the occupants
out, badlv bruising Mrs. Parser
ind, throwing Mrs. Weaver against
a barbed wire fence, cutting her
arm badly. Dr. Wallace and Davis
were oalled and attended their in
juries. It required six or seven
stitches to sew up the wound. The
earn came on up town and were
Chester Mason arriyed home
from Portland Friday.
Mrs. T. D. Campbell, of Indepen
dence, arrived in Corvallis Satur
day and is visiting relatives.
R. M. Davisson arrived in this
city Thursday from Salem. In a
; few days- he will ship his household
effects to Salem. Ralph holds a
I good position at the asylum.
It was rumored that the encamp
ment of the National Guard would
be held in Albany this year. Such
is not the case. It will encamp at
Salem from July 7th to the loth.
The Stato Barbers' Commission
will meet in Portland about the
middle of July. They will travel
through the valley, holding con
ferences in the different towns as
far south as Ashland.
mhe marriage of Dennis Stovall
anu Miss Odessa Reed is announced
to take place Juno 14th, at Grants
Pass, the home of the bride. Both
of the young people are well known
in this city and a host of friends
hope for their success on life s
stormy sea. They will make Baker
City their residence, as Dennis has
a'good situation at newspaper work
in that city.
Although earlier in the season it
as feared that the fruit crop of
Benton county would be a total
failure, it is now believed that there
will be considerable of crop. The
fact that the market will not be
glutted seems to give assurance of
better prices, so that those who
have fruit to sell will not suffer the
great financial loss that was at one
There is to be a grand schcol
picnic given Saturday at Brown's
bridge, half way between Corvallis
and Philomath. Supt. Martindale,
of Albany, will be present and ad
dress the multitude. There will be
a game of baseball played by the
O A C and Philomath teams.
Some hope is entertained that the
O A C cadets may attend in a body
and drill. The services of the Bell
fountain band has been secured for
this occasion and will be apprecia
ted beyond a doubt.
The Tune number of th ClaWacrp.
Barometer reached our desk a few
davs aco. This is the last number
of Volume 5 and it presents as neat
an appearance as it ever did, and
this is nraise sufficient. It con
tains considerable well-written mat
ter that is of public interest and is
a credit to all who are connected
with its publication, from editor-in-
chief to Drinter. During the next
few months many people will miss
this popular journal, as it takes a
vacation until the doors of the
O A C are again opened to the stu
dents of the state.
Commencement day at the O. A.
C. will be on the 20th inst and
preparations are already being
made for tha final exercises. The
past year has been successful in ed
ucational results at the college;
there has been over 400 students
enrolled, and there will be a large
graduating class. There will be a
series of entertainments given by
students of the different years; the
first of these enjoyable times will
be given by the junior class. And
from the date of their "good lime"
there will be a series treats until
the alumni concludes the social
work of the school year.
"Dilley. the fixer," and his assist
ant started out Saturday evening
for the Santiam, where they fished
during Sunday. They had fair
success, but if "the fixer" had suc
ceeded in landing the fish he lost,
we could all have eaten of it.
The struggle between Mr. Dilly
and the fish was long and fierce and
was considered a draw. After all
was over the fish lay on the top of
the water and took his breath, while
Dilly sat on the bank and watched
him. Have "the fixer" relate the
story with all attention to circum
stance and detail and you will have
heard the best fish story of the sea
FIVE RECORDS BROKEN.
U. of O. Won the Inter-Collegiate Meet
After a Thrilling Contest
Defeated, but still undaunted.
This is the position of supporters
of the orange today. The stoic
manner in which she takes de
feat and the - fate: have been
most unkind to the O A C and
the determination with which
she enters each new contest, has
won for her the admiration of
her victorious rivals, and the ap
pl ause of the onlookers.
While the team from O A C
failed of the championship, they
were right in at the finish of
every contest, and new records
were made to beat them. Collec
tively they were superior to the
crack team of '97 which made
more points than all other colleges
together, but unfortunately the
strength of the teams of other
colleges was so distributed as to
be in nearly all cases to the dis
advantage of the orange.
The statement in Monday's
Oregoniaii that there was a gen
eral desire on the part of other
colleges to see Eugene lose the
cup, is unfair and without foun
dation. Had the other schools
wished to show partiality, they
could have thrown the cup to
O A C.
Against any team singly, the
orange could have secured an
easy victory with the exception
of U of O, and a glance at the
result of each contest, if the
names of other schools be elimi
nated, would show that the
strength of U of O and O A C
would be nearly equal in a dual
In several instances the "farm
ers"' did better in the events en
tered than they have ever done
in trials. Burnough covered
five fieet and six inches in the
high jump, breaking the inter
collegiate record and excelling
all previous record by three
inches. Woodcock vaulted 10
feet, and this was six inches over
his record. Burnett and Stimp-
son each did several seconds bet
ter than they have been doing in
the trials, and Cathey bested the
redoubtable Dick Smith in the
low hurdles. Scott, in the broad
jump and Colvig in the 100-yard
dash were a disappointment, but
Smith, U of O, in the- broad
jump, and Payne, U of O, in the
mile run, also made no showing.
The surprises of the day, even
to their most ardent
was the performance
in the half mile and
of the occasion
in his arms, preventing Stimp
son from finishing, and losing
another point for the orange.
New records were made in the
half-mile, high jump, 120-yard
hurdles, mile and hammer.throw.
U of O earned 41 points; O A
C 25 points, W U 25 points, and
P C 20 points. Following is a
a summary of events:
Half-mile run Payne, TJ O;
Wilkins, W U; Burnett, O A C.
Broad jump Heater, P C;
Lewis, U O, Knox, U O. 'Dis
tance, 20 feet 3 inches.
Hundred-yard dash Bishop,
U O; Lewis, U O; Colvig, O A
C. Time, 0:10 3-5.
Shot-put Sanders, W U;
Smith, U O; Wagner, U O.
Distance 40 feet S4 inches.
Mile walk Zercher, O A C;
Thompson, OA C; no third.
Pole-vault Heater, PC; Knox,
U O ; Woodcock , O A C. Height ,
10 feet 6 inches.
1 20-yard hurdle Heater, P C;
Palmer, O A C; Cathey, O A C.
Hammer-throw Smith, U O;
Elgin, O A C; Burnaugh, O A C.
Distance, 125 feet 1 inch.
440-yard dash Redmond, U
O; Redd, O A C; Regan, W U.
Time, 0:51 1-5.
High jump Buckingham, W
U; Knox, U O; .Burnaugh, O A
C. Height, .5 feet 8 inches.
Mile run Wilkins, W U; Cas
teel, U O; Winslow, W U.
Time, 4:48 2-5. ,
220-yard dash Bishop, U O;
Colvig, O A C; Block, U O.
Time, 0:23 4-5,
Two-mile bicycle race Shaw,
U O; Kruse, QAC; Beatty, W
U. Time, 5:32.
120-yard hurdle Heater, P C;
Palmer, O A C; Williams, U O.
P C, was the star
for he took first
place in the tour events in which
he was entered. His victory in
the two hurdles alone took 12
points from O A C, while U ot
O lost but three points.
Two things conspired to bar O
A C from second place. The
miserable act of Kerrigan, judge
of the walk, in disqualifying
Huffman, and the unfortunate
circumstance of a spectator inter
fering with Stimpson at the fin
ish of the mile run. Huffman is
considered the crack walker of
the northwest and has covered
the mile in 7:43. He had no
one to compete with Saturday,
and the mile was made in 8:13.
Still Kerrigan cautioned Huff
man in the first quarter where
the pace was yery slow and
finally disqualified him. This
took one point from O A C. In
the mile run, Stimpson was fin
ishing a good third. When
within ten feet of the tape, a. too
sympathetic admirer caught him
The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Tay
lor occurred in this city May 31,
1900. Funeral services were held
in the Christian church last Sun
day and were conducted by Rev.
L. F. Stephens. The remains were
interred in the Odd Fellows' ceme
tery. Mrs. Taylor was born in Porter
county, Ind., March 29, 1847, and
was a little more than 53 years of
age when death overtook her. Her
maiden name was Harlan and at an
early age she went to Iowa with her
parents. Here she resided the
greater part of her life. She was
married in Cass county, Iowa, Sep
tember 4, 1870, to R. L. Taylor
and there resided until August,
1889, when they came to Oregon.
Early in February last she be
gan to suffer from a fibrous tumor
and in April Mr. Taylor took her
to the Good Samaritan hospital,
Portland. After an examination
the surgeons concluded that it was
useless to operate on her, so she was
brought home to await the inevi
table. Until the last month her
suffering was not acute, but just
prior to her death ehe underwent
great pain. Her husband and four
children survive her, and were all
at her bedside to the last. The
children are Mrs. OHie Baldwin,
Roy Walter, Chester and Harlan,
the youngest being 15 years old.
During lite Mrs. Taylor was a
good Christian woman and made
niady friends who will be sad in
deed to learn of her death. She had
been a faithful follower of the Chris
tian church doctrines for the past
35 years. j
o-nut for pies and all pastry onoe
used, always used ; for sale at Zierolf's.
Fine Program to be Rendered at the Opera
House Next Friday Evening;.
Next Friday evening the graduating
exercises' of the public school will take
place in the opera house. There is a
large class, twenty-one, consisting of the
following pupils :
Avalyn Barnlmrt, Guy Fleming, Floyd
Bushnell Davis, Lura Flett, Myrtle De
haven, Blanche Hershner, Carolyn A.
Harkin, Violet Herbert, Joseph C. Hen
kle, Karl Steiwer, Otto Weber, Harvey
Wilson, Bessie M. Yates, Belle Mattley,
Edythe Bristow, May Stimpson, Flor
ence Wicks, May Hotchkiss, William
Jones, George Rowland and Etta Fuller.
"Earnest work wins," has been the
class motto, and it is not saying too
much to declare that every one of the
class has done earnest work . Rev . L.
M. Boozer will deliver the address to
the graduating class, while the presenta
tion of diplomas will be made by A. P.
Hershner, chairman of' the board of
school direciors. Following is the pro
gram that will be given :
Invocation Rev. Mark Noble
Piano Duet Vera and Pearl Horner
"The Power of Education"
.... Belle Mattley
"Old Things Have Passed Away"
Vocal Solo Prof. Ginn
Floyd B. Davis
Oration, "The One Dark Chapter"
Trombone Solo Victor P. Moses
Oration, "Signs" Blanche Hershner
Valedictory, "Emergencies and Men, "-
Presentation of Diplomas
A. F. Hershner
Vocal Solo Miss Lulu Spangler
Violin Slo, "Air and Vario,"
(Chas. DeBeriot), Ruthyn Turney
Prof. Pratt and assistants have reasons
for taking pride in the work that they
have accomplished, and there is no
doubt of the thoroughness of all of the
graduates. A large audience will pack
the opera house, as the citizens of Cor
vallis take a great interest in every
branch of educational work.
A Local Rabbi try.
Ko-nut, the purest, sweetest, most
healthful cooking material made ; call for
it at Zierolf's.
In former issues of this paper ar
ticles have appeared on the Belgian
hare industry, now gaining ground
in different sections of the state.
There has been quite a considera
ble inquiry as to cost of production
and percentage of profit arising
from a venture at the rearing of
the "Leporine. Local interest has
caused one of our townsmen, John
Simpson, to engage in the business
and he now has a rabbitry started
on a small scale. His son, Eugene,
who is at present in San Francisco,
recently sent three Belgian hare
to Corvallis as a starter. . They
are of the finest breeding and have
pedigrees. In California the rais
ing of Belgian hares seems already
to be looked upon as an industry of
great promise, and people are readi
ly engaging in it, -both as a means
of profit and pleasure. Breeding
as rapidly as the Belgian hare does,
it will only be a short time before
Mr. Simpson will have a rabbitry
established in Corvallis that will be
of interest to many citizens, inso
much that it will demonstrate the
profitable side of the industry.
Eugene Simpson has written his
parents that he will be home dur
ing the summer and he and his
father calculate to give the Belgian
hare business a most thorough test.
AT RIQHT PRICES
i.MHl Spring 1
? gRHflH I Suits f
ilSllll 11 $-5 7 5. $s oo c
g Ef $IO, $12 50, $15. U
t jHp ' Young Men's Suits?
V "11 jPj Neison's Custom Fit $3 50
Card or Thanks.
In appreciation of the many acts of
kindness shown us by friends and neigh
bors during the recent illness and death
of Elizabeth Taylor we desire to return
our sincere thanks.
R. L. Taylor and Family.
Ko-nut a pure sterilized vegetable
fat, at Zierolf's.
Try this Office for Job Work.
Cal Thrasher will leave tomorrow
for Marion county where he will be
engaged for the next ten days in the
interest of the Modern Woodmen of
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Porter re
turned Saturday from Portland
where they had been to consult
specialists regarding Mr. Porter's
health. It was feared he was suf
fering with diabetes, but the physi
cians whom he consulted do not
think his case so bad as that. Both
he and his wife are encouraged to
find that his malady is not so bad
as they had feared.
George Gregg, a brother of S. A.
Gregg of this city, arrived here Fri
day accompanied by his mother.
Their home is at Deer Island,
Wash. They came for a visit with
relatives and were both so unfortu
nate as to te attacked by la grip
immediately after their arrival in
Corvallis. They are lying quite ill
at the home of S. A. Gregg, -physician
is in constant attendance on
Dr. Jas. Withycombe. vice direc
tor of the Oregon Experiment Sta
tion, located in this city, recently
returned from a trip to British Co
lumbia, where he addressed meet
ings relating to animal husbandry.
He states that the farmers of the
Canadian province are quite wide
awake and eager for information
regarding the latest and best of
everything that pertains to agri
culture and stock-farming.
In a short time the Souvenir Ba
rometer will be issued from the O.
A. C. printing office. It will con
tain 70 pages, 50 of which will be
devoted to reading matter of im
mense interest. About 20 pages
will be taken up with advertise
ments, and are to be set in the
most up-to-now style. Throughout
the souvenir there will be a large
number of half-tones of the O. A.
C. classes, athletic teams, of the
building and surroundings. And
there will also be a number of cuts
of some of the most influential sup
porters of the educational demands
of this and other colleges in the
state. The printing is to he of
high order and much credit will be
due Arthur Keady, who stands at
the head of the profession in work
of this kind, and who has charge
of the work now nearing completion.
There will be a free lecture given
by Miss Denton tomorrow night in
the Congregational church. Miss
Denton is reputed to be a very en
tertaining talker and as she has
lived for years in) the land of the
"Mikado," she should be well versed
on her theme, which will be "A Mis
sion in Japan." A cordial invitation
to all, especially O A C students.
M. S. Campbell arrived last week
from Illinois on a visit to Alex, his
brother. They had not seen each
other for forty-one years. The dur
ation of Mr. Campbell's sojourn in
this section will depend on how his
family's health and business affairs
remain during his absence. Mr.
Campbell expresses his unbounded
admiration of Oregon in many ways
and unhesitatingly predicts a great
future for the webfoot state.
The annual reunion of the Old
Soldiers' Association of Benton
county will be held in this city
June 15th and 16th. Arrange
ments are being perfected to make
this meeting of unusual interest to
all who attend. One by one the
soldiers who bore ajpas for their
country during the terrific Struggle
of the '6O3 are passing away and
each reunion has a smaller atten
dance than the preceding one. In
a comparatively short period one
will rarely see a veteran of the civil
It is estimated that fully 1,500
people attended the picnic given bo
the Modern Woodmen of America,
at Bidder's grove last Thursday,
The event was under the auspices
of Suver camp, which was organized
by Mr. Cal Thrasher fire months
ago with a charter membership of
22; it now has 38 members enrolled.
State deputy head counsel of Ore
gon, J. W. Simmons, of ! Portland,
made the address of the day and
he is said to be a speaker of fine
delivery. A number of swings
were at the disposal of the picnicers;
there was a nice basket dinner
with an abundance for all. A game
of baseball was played between the
Woodmen of the World of Buena
Vista and Modern Woodmen of
Suver. Buena Vista came off vic
torious. Itwasja memorable event
and will long be remembertd by
those who were fortunate enough to
be in attendance.
Ko-nut for sale at Zierolf s : more eco
nomical than lard.
THERE'S PROFIT IN TRADING HERE.
LADIES who wish to avoid
the bother of home work, 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.
"3-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.
YifHENEVER 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.
C HOE 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
ity, therefore long wearing; they
are stylish, as can be seen at a
glance; they are comfortable, be
cause fitted by an expert. All
onr 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;
IF you want a stylish spring hat
for $3.00, 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 hat, come here. Agent
for Kingburry 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.
"tlEFORE 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 on that will improve th
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 domestics-
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.