THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE. TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1900. Ladies' Silk Waists Good material. Good workman ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each. Underskirts Mercenized cotton. Looks like silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop ular colors. $1.50 to $2.2 each Taffeline For fine skirt lining and for shirt waits. Twelve shade. 50 ceuts per yard. S, E Young & Son Albany, Oregon. LOCAL NEWS. John Osburn shipped two car loads of fine beof cattle to Portland Satu;day. Mrs. F. G. Clark, of Corvallis, Mr. Beck with and son, Mrs. Digby, and son of Minnesota, and Miss Chapman, of Philomath, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Taft, of this city. Yaquina Bay News. Lawrence Kaarsbuig, of the Uni versity of California, has been secured by the U of O's to act as coach for their foot-ball team dur ing the coming season. He will begin his duties about October 1st. Misses Elinor and Maud Tobin, of San Francisco, after a three week's visit with J. F. Yates and wife, left for Portland Saturday, and after a brief visit there will re turn to their home in the big me tropolir. S. L. Kline has placed his fall orders for young men's and boys' clothing with Ederheiiner, Stein & Co., of Chicago, one of the leading manufaetiurers of the United States. Prior to the arrival of the fall stock, his present goods will be sold at special prices. H. W. Hall, J. B. Horner, J. F. Yates and wife spent Sunday in Portland. The three gentlemen were delegates from Ferguson Chap ter No. 5 Masonic Lodge of this this city, to the meeting of the Ma sonic Grand Lodge which was held in Portland yesterday. It may be interesting to some of our loial athletes to learn that at the Chautauquan Assembly, soon to be held in Oregon City, there are to be a series of field events con ducted. The events are open to all, and there is evidence of perfect fairness, both in conducting and judging all contests. On the highest authority it is reported that the California hop crop will be about 10,0C0 bales short this year. Should this prove true it will have the effect of bright ening the prospects of our local hop growers, insomuch that a crop that is short of the demand will al ,vays cause a rise in prices. Willis E. McElroy, one of the foremost cornetists of Chicago, has a march entited "March of the 2nd Oregon." The march is dedicated to General O. Summeis and his gallant men, and it is !ast becom ing a favorite in the East. The composer is a son of Prof. E. B. McElroy and wife, who now reside in Eugene. The boys of O A C report a fine time during their three days' en campment between this city and Philomath. The only thing that transpired to mar their enjoyment was a sudden attack of cramp colic suffered by Cadet Hamilton. His condition became such that his comrades brought him to town for medical attendance. He is at present feeling about as well as ever. Neil Newhouse returned Friday from a trip to Portland and Seattle. He has been looking in the chances for business in the sound country. Niel recently disposed of his inter est in the 500-acre tract of hard wood timber near Dallas, Polk county, to Samuel Whitesides, one of Neil's partner. Mr. Newhouse has not yet determined in what en terprise be shall engage in the im mediate future. The students of the O A C are having examinations this week. It is their intention to take a well earned holiday Saturday, J une r6, and to this end they have arranged an excursion to the coast on this date. The 0 A C Cadet Band will be jn attendance to render the air melodioug. The train will start from Albany at 5:30 a. m.; Corval lis 6:15 a. m., and returning leaves Newport ot 6 p. in. Fare for the round trip is placed at $1.50, Many of our exchanges contain an account of a laige sturgeon re cently caught in a fish trap on the Columbia river, and turned back into the river again, as the Wash ington laws prohibit the taking of sturgeons at this season. Ihe ac count concludes with the state ment that the fish weighed 70Q pounds. Phis must be a curiosity, abnormal in some respects, that it could be taken from the river, transferred to the scales, weighed and turned loo3e again without bodily harm. yuit9 a hsh story Mrs. J. S. Booth went to the coast yesterday to spend a few weeks at Nye Creek. Miss Bessie Barker arrived in Corvallis yesterday from Astoria where she holds a position in a store. This is her old home and there are many friends here who will unite in making her vacation most pleasurable. Mention was made a couple of weeks ago of the fact that Bert Bar nett, son of Monroe's postmaster, had gone to Idaho for the benefit of his health. A few days ago his death occurred. The remains are to be interred there, according to authority obtainable. E. R. Sheppard and Ivan Brown, who have been attending school at the O A C and who were sent as delegates to the Y. M. C. A. con vention recently held in Pacific Grove, California, returned last Thursday. They had a very enjoy able as well as profitable trip. J. M. Nolan was most agree ably surprised when he entered his residence Saturday evening, after closing up the business of the week. He found a number of ladies and gentlemen awaiting him. The surprise was in honor of the tenth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Nolan's wedding. A most enjoyable evening was passed and' everything was as "Merry as a marriage bell." The board of directors of the pub lic schools of Corvallis met Satur day to consider the matter of select ing teachers for the ensuing school year. Miss Letty Wicks, Miss Hortense Greffoz and Mrs. May Nelms were selected. Among the applicants from abroad Nick Tar tar, of Polk county, and Miss Ida Maxwell, of Halsoy, were selected. Mr. Tartar will likely be given charge of the eighth grade. The board meets again Saturday night for further consideration of this matter. "Uncle Collins," of the Southern Pfccific Railroad, has undertaken to dictate to the City of Corvallis what she shall or shall not do in the mat ter of running the sewer, now in course of construction, under the S. P. track. His agents have given notice that consent must be asked in this matter before it is safe to proceed any farther. What may be the result is not known, but the sentiment of the authorities in this city seems to be to manage the affair without any consultation with the "Uncle" of the Southern Pa cific, Andrew Porter passed through Corvallis a few days ago with! several gentlemen en route to the Siletz country. Mr. Porter is a suryeyor and it is thought that the gentlemen with him have an eye open for the location of tim ber land, and that the above mentioned gentleman is to assist them with his knowledge regard ing the lay of the land. A por tion of Siletz reservation is to be thrown, open and the surveyors are expected to begin work about July ist. Shortly after this it will be open for script. Rev. L. F. Stephens preached a sermon Sunday at Camp Edwards, where the O A C cadets were en camped. There was a large attend ance, as many people from the city and country had congregated there for Jin outing. The boys are gen eral favorites at home, and are of such interest to the public in gen eral that the managers of the Sun day Oregonian felt justified in giv- ng them a two-column write- up with cuts ot the orhcers. About 5 o'clock Sunday evening the cadets broke camp and marched to O A C. They looked very war-like with rifles, knapsacks aud blankets. Many of the O A C cadets are already looking forward to the en campment of 1901. A SECRET MOVEMENT Something on Foot that may Prove to Our Advantage in the Future Died ill Jail. For a number of years the people of Yaquina Bay and the country adjacent to the railroad line of the Corvallis & Eastern have enter tained hopes that some day the line would be extended on st, and eventually become a factor in trans continental traffic. From certain things that have transpired there is reason to believe that the managers of this road are keenly alive to the fact that the buildinsr of the Col umbia Southern railroad from the Deschutes river south will mean an encroachment on the territory that the extension of the C. & E. would traverse. In the eastern part of the state the Sumpter Valley rail road is extending its line towcrd Central Oregon, while on the south the California, Nevada & Oregon line has crossed the state, and a couple of companies have been in corporated for the purpose of secur ing a hold on the commerce of the great interior country. The mysterious party of survey ors that left The Dalles some time ago has been identified with the C & E. It is headed by T. H. Curtis. The information is gleaned from a reliable party who billed most of the goods that the surey party did everything possible to "blind" their movements. The head men even boxed their instruments in the shape of merchandise so that their purpose could not be guessed. They took along two months' supplies and went into the interior prepared for business. Since leaving Tha Dalles they have not been heard from, and some people very much interested have been inclined to doubt their existence. But mysterious as. their actions have been, it was impossi ble to keep everyone ignorant of their movements, and the chances are they will soon be heard from in the vicinity of Prineville. The Corvallis & Eastern is as much interested in Central Oregon as the Columbia Southern. It was the original purpose of the company to extend its line into the heart of Oregon. It had run surveys through Prinedlle to Ontario on the eastern border of the state. In fact, it shipped in scrapers and other grad ing material which are still on the ground. The work was not con tinued owing to the hard times, it is said. But the revival in all kinds of business has reawakened interest. The Corvallis & Eastern now ex tends east from Albany almost to the summit of the Cascade Range, and it is but another step to Prine ville the natural key to the heart of Oregon. It is said that the road has already surveyed an exellent pass through the mountains, and can be extended without much trouble. The party of surveyors recently, sent in has for its object either the relocation of the old sur veys, which perhaps might have run out, or else the locating of per manent surveys for the purpose of constructing the line immediately. Each of the roads interested is moving as secretly as possible in order to steal a march upon its com petitors, but it is likely an open warfare for territory will soon be inaugurated. A sudden death occurred in the county jail at 10:30 Friday night. The deceased was known as Thos. Murphy. He was incarcerated in the county bastile about five weeks ago for stealing a coat and vest of A. Baxter, a farmer living in the north end of the county. Murphy was awaiting the action of the No vember term of court. The life of Murphy is veiled and nothing was known of him until he was appre hended by the sheriff on the charge of theft. Since his incarceration he has stated that he is a native of Pennsylvania, and that he followed the business of a professional cook. He was not a bad appearing man and there was something about him that suggested better days. He was aged about 52 years. He first complained of feeling ill Friday morning and shortly after noon Sheriff Richard summoned Dr. Alt man to attend him. The doctor attributed death to neuralgia of the heart and did what he could for the sufferer during the short time that he survived after medical aid was called. The remains were taken to the morgue, from which place they were buried in the Masonic cemetery. Services were held at 9 o'clock Sunday morning and were conducted by Dr. Thompson. It is well to state here that there is a movement on foot to have a part uf some cemetery set aside for the burial of unknown citizens, that they may not be interred in the potter's field. A HOUSE-BREAKER. A Revolver Causes His Hands To Be Lifted for Mercy. Rose Carnival. The. Opera House was well filled Thursday night with people who were interested in the rose carni val. The entire house was beauti fully decorated with choice loses. On one side of the stage there was a flag and on the other a shield, both made of roses. In front of the stage there was a small arbor con structed of beautiful roses. Along the south side of the Opera House there was a fence of laths covered with ferns and evergreens in imita tion of a hedge. Behind this the refreshments were retailed. On the opposite side were placed all sam ples of fancy needle work, point lace, battenberg work, etc., some rare samples were exhibited. The first prize for choice roses was awarded Mrs. N. B. Avery, and Mrs. W. T. . Wiles received prize number 2. A nice literary and musical program helped to make the Cirnival oue of Tare merit. It is generally thought that next year it will be best to hold the carnival earlier in the season, for, although there was an abundance of rare and beautiful roses on exhibition, had it been a few weeks ago roses could have been obtained with less effort. A Creditable Affair. Attention Co. Q. After mature deliberation, we, the committee on arrangements appointed by the Veterans' Association of Benton Co., believe it to be to the best interest. of the association to postpone, indefin itely, the reunion announced at this place for the 15th and 16th of this month, W.w. Lane, Oliver Trees, Levi Oren, G. A. Robinson. Corvallis, Or., June 6, 1900. Ko not for sale at Zierolf's; more eco nomical than lard. The graduating exercises of the city public schools took place at the Opera House Friday evening. There was quite a large class of graduates aud those who gave ora tions acquitted themselyes in a manner most creditable to them selves and Prof. Pratt. Karl Stei wer was valedictorian and did ex ceedingly well, speaking distinctly and understandingly at all times. The invocation was by Rev. Noble and the address to the class was made by Rev. Boozer, both of which were excellent. Victor Moses con tributed a trombone solo, accom panied by Miss Mamie Cauthorn; Miss Lulu Spangler sang a solo, and Ruthyn Turney rendered a violin solo. Miss Edith Gibson was the accompanist for the last two numbers. The entire program was very nicely given and was highly appreciated by the large audience. The graduating exer cises of schools and colleges are always well attended by the citi zens of this city and on this occa sion the Opera House was packed until there was hardly any stand ing room. Constable Looney, of Monroe, ar rived in Corvallis Saturday noon and turned over to Sheriff Rickard a prisoner giving his name as Fran cis Pryor. He was caught in the act of housebreaking and given a hearing before W. J. Kelly, justice of thep2aee of Monroe, who bound him over in thej sum of $400 to appear at the November term of court. He broke into the store ot Adam Wilhelm at Monroe. According to the information at hand it seems that Bennett Wil helm has been running the flouring mill the fore part of the night, quitting at midnight. At the hour of 12, Friday night he went off shift as usual and went to the store where he and another man slept. Not feeling sleepy he concluded to read for awhile, but was disturbed by different noises. These dis turbances he first attributed to stock that might be at large, but it finally dawned upon him that some party was forcing an entrance to the store. Securing a revolver and taking a good position, Bennett awaited the fellow's entrance when he bade him throw his hands up. The request was buriiedly com plied with and Francis Pryor found himself a prisoner. Francis Pryor is not of prepos sessing appearance by any means. He was fairly well dressed, but has a decidedly tough loik. He is of medium size, dark complexioned and about 30 years of age. Little is known of him and he has only been at Monroe for a short time. Pryor's personal effects would not bring much if sold at auction A razor, pocket comb, some chew ing gum, one dice, two memoran dum books, a purse containing six cents and several photos were found in his possession. Three of the photographs are of young women; one is the work of a photographer of Waterloo, Iowa; another is issued from a photograph parlor in Pleas ant, Hill, Oregon. He also had W. S. Tomlinson's card and other val uables. Throughout his memoran dum books were notes that proved him to be very systematic in affairs of a shady character. There were addresses of people of various sections of the United States; little memorandums of conversations, etc. The most incriminating thing in his books was the following inser tion: "Alone, with property val ued at $10,000 to $50,000." From this it is impossible to form a favor able impression of the man. It is plain that his name was at one time in the books and it is clearly seen that it has been erased. This does not look well. Ko-nut a pure sterilized vegetable fat, at Zierolf's. Ko-nut, the purest, sweetest, most healthful cooking material made ; call for it at Zierolf's. Dressmaking Wanted. Dressmaking by the piece or by the day, Miss Bertha Thrasher. For Sale. 260 acre stock farm adjoining an un limited outrange on the west, and good schools, churches and the Belknap settle ment on the east. Also 130 acre farm, good cultivating: land. Address M. 8. Woodcock, Administrator, Corvallis, Oregon. NOTICE. Persons desiring to locate on timber claims tributary to the G. & . R. B. would do well to call on or correspond with the undersigned. There is a num ber ot first-class timber claims to be taken up under the timber or homestead sets. W. L. CLARK, Gates, Marion Co., Or. Locator. Reduction Sale! A liberal reduction will be made on all our Boys' and Men's Clothing for the months of June and July. CKffVMlB i and prices; $150, upwards. M f 'l.HBpf FOR YOUTH'S in long pants, T S l-' '' ' ' ' ' If jSSKS'T' age 10 to 19 years, $4,00, upwards. j wmMl ' suits for men will also be in the saleg Additional Local Try this Office for J6b Work. Ira Hunter went to Portland on business a few days ago. The steamer Gypsy struck a snag and sank in ten feet of water near Independence, yesterday morning, Paul Schmidt, formerly of this city, but now in business in Al bany, visited a few hours in Cor vallis Sunday. F. R. Overlander is to play double-bass for the Salem orches tra when they come up to play for Junior evening. Rock Bryson arrived home Friday from New York city, where he has been attending the Columbia Law School. A telephone message received as we were going to press bore the sad news that A. O. Bower sox had died at Salem yesterday afternoon. The Kline baseball .team are gaining quite a reputation. Sat urday they were the victors in a game between them and the the Philomath team by .a score of 15 to 16. This was close and the game was hotly contested. Sunday in a game with Albany they were successful, the score being 16 to 34. Invitations are out for the mar riage of George H. Carl and Miss Esther F. Berry. The marriage will occur June 20th, at the resi dence of Mrs. Susan M. Berry, of this city. Mr. Carl was at one time a student of O A C. Both the young people are well known here and many friends here wish them happiness along life's journey. On account of the date ot the picnic conflicting with that chosen by the Veteran Associa tion of Benton County, the re union that was to have taken place in this city on June 15 and 16, has been posponed. It is barely possible that no further effort will be made to have a reunion this year. Should the association attempt to have a meeting it will likely take place in the fall. Left at this office, three pack ages addressed to G. W. Denman. Owner may have same by paying for this notice. Miss Bertha Thrasher returned home last week from Portland, where she has been employed for the last two years in the dress making establishment of Miss Shogren. Rev. Mark Noble gave a party Saturday afternoon at the resi dence of his daughter, Mrs. Hab berset. The party was given for the enjoyment of the younger pupils of the Baptist Sunday School. Fred Oberer had the misfor tune to have some emery fly in his left eye Friday, while at work at the emery wheel at the sawmill. Although no serious results are anticipated, it has been quite a painful experience. After commencement there will be improvements made in vari ous ways at the O. A. C. One improvement to be made is the placing of a large exhaust fan in the blacksmith shop. It is to be inaugurated for the purpose of carrying off the smoke and keep ing the air pure. M. W. Simpson arrived in this city Sunday from Southern Ore gon and the northern part of California. He went over to his home at Elk City Monday. Marsh has secured an "exten sion" on a quartz proposition across the state line not far from Ashland. At present he will re main home, and it isa safe guess that he will do considerable fish ing this summer, as he is the Isaac Walton of his section. DIHej The Fixer is now prepared to do all kinds of bi cycle repairing, enameling, varnishing, etc. Besides being a champion "fixer' of the Willamette valley, he carries a fall line of bicycle sundries and supplies. His shop is the beadquaretrs for wheel men. Pay him a visit. . Ko-nut for pies and all pastry once used, always used ; for sale at Zierolf's. 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 bestdress makermade. Take a look at them and you will agree with us. Prices from 45c to S6.50. GROCERY 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. "lAfHENEVER 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 quab ity, 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 Are Here, This store offers many attractions to economical buyers. 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 shoujd 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. F 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 Aat, 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 witn 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. I-2EFORE your spring gown are fitted a new corset wil be needed. That goes almost without saying, for everyon 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 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 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. Yon will find this store a good place to sup ply your needs in this line. F. L. Miller.