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THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1900.
Ladies' Silk Waists
Good material. Good workman
ship. Xew Styles. $7 to $10 each.
Mercenized cotton. Looks like
ilk. Wears as well as silk. Pop
ular colors. $1.50 te $2.2.5 each
For fine skirt linings and; for shirt
waits. Twelve shade. 50 cents per
S, E Young & Son.
Taylor Porter reurned home the
last of the week.
Miss Ella Casto cause up from
Portland, to be present during com
mencement. Mrs. J. F. Yates, after a week's
visit with friends in Portland, re
turned home Saturday.
Miss Bertha Emmett. of Salem,
is speeding commencement weak in
Corvallis, the guest of Miss Edna
Mia Maggie Whltaker returned
Saturday from Portland, where she
has been in attendance upon her
mother for the past three months.
Lee Beall, a former popular O A
C student, overcame the republican
land-slide at the recent election and
was elected treasurer of Lake coun
ty by 61 majority.
Rube Kiger has a string of horses
in training for the state fair races.
His fast S-year-old by Coeur
d'Alene is said to be better than
ever this summer.
Prof. E. B. McElroy has resigned
his prefessorship at the University
of Oregon. He will probably dis
pose of farm and orchard interests
and enter the merchantile field.
A recent letter from Lafe Wilson
to relatives in this city, bears the
intelligence that he is at present
located at Haines' Mission, on Pyra
mid Harbor, about eighteen miles
distant from Skaguay.
Mrs. Ethel McCoy, nee Lewis,
and Mrs. John Lewis, of Salem,
have been visiting with the family
of S. L. Henderson in this city.
Mrs. Lewis and her daughter were
yesidents of Corvallis for many
rears, but this was their first visit
in six seasons.
Cal Thrasher returned Saturday
from a trip to Marion county. He
states that the fall grain of that
section looks very bad. al ex
pects to go down there again today
to remain a week or more in the
interest of the Lodge of American
At an auction sale of goats at
Monroe recently, over 750 of these
fine animals went under the ham
mer at prices ranging from $2 to $5
per head. Buyers were present
from all parts of the state, and the
bidding was lively, all the pens be
ing sold out in two hours.
Charley Osborne returned Sat
urday from the Klondyke. He
stopped in Portland a few weeks
prior to coming up home. He is
looking hale and hearty, but states
that having made four trips to
Dawson he is not anxious to make
many more. However, he may go
north again in the fall.
The city board of school directors
met again Saturday night and
elected three more teachers for the
ensuing school year. They are Miss
McCormick, of Linn county. Miss
Ella Currin, a sister of W. H. Cur
rin of this city, and Miss Cooper, of
Independence. The board also se
lected H. C. Miller as janitor.
Rev. L. F. Stephens preached his
farewell sermon at the Christian
church Sunday evening. He ex
pects to do evangelical work in the
line of the Christian church on a
circuit that will comprise many of
the valley towns. It is thought
that Rey. Humbert, of Eugene,
will occupy the pulpit in the Chris
Charley Blakesley is taking up
the remaining three or four blocks
of the street railway planking on
Main street He takes the planks
up. receiving them for his pay, and
will use them for fuel at his fruit
drier. The city takes up the ties.
When all of the planking . and ties
have been removed, gravel will be
placed over the street and all signs
of the street railway oblite.'ated,
The "Junior Hop" given at the
Armory Friday night, was quite a
swell affair and was quite well at
tended, there being many specta
tors aside from those who partici
pated in the dancing. Four mem
bers of the Salem orchestra, assist
ed by T. A. Spangler, clarinetist,
and F. R. Overlander, basso, of
this city, furnished the music, and
it was very good indeed". "Tex"
Stoudemeyer, the cornetist, is no
stranger here and his work on the
cornet was of a high character
Just a few left. Ladies' skirts to
close at 25 per cent reduction.
Prof. E. R. Lake has been ap
pointed judge of farm products for
the coming state fair.
Miss Nellie Pomeroy, of Indepen
dence, is the guest of Miss Garland
Hill, at Soiosis Hall.
A. F. Peterson returned Saturday
from a business trip of several days
duration in Portland.
The Corvallis Orchestra furnished
music at the Seniors' entertainment,
given at the Armory last night.
Prof. W. W. Brlstow, of this city,
has been elected principal of the
McMinnville public schools for the
coming year. A wise selection.
Miss Lyle Lawrence, of Oregon
City, arrived in Corvallis Saturday
and will be the guest of Miss Leona
Smith until after commencement.
Prof. Holm, formerly of Philo
math, who has been principal of
the Newport schools for some time,
has been obliged by sickness to
resign his position.
Dave Osburn returned L-st week
from several month's sojourn in
Idaho. Dave is looking quite well.
He speaks highly of the crop out-
1 k of that section.
Miles Starr and family have been
moving some of their household
effects back to the larm, during the
past week. They will again take
up their residence there, for the
summer at least.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gilbert, of
Salem, arrived in this city Friday
and attended the Junior Hop in
the evening. They were the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Steiwer.
They returned home Saturday.
A union school pienh will be
given next Saturday at the Wil-
helm grove, near Monroe. A. U.
Belknap will make the address of
the day. You had better go as you
will miss a good time if you stay
Miss Ollie Thompson, pianist in
the orchestra of Henry Ohlmyer,
now under contract at Hotel del
Coronado, Calif., has written rela
tives in this city that she intends
coming home as soon as Mr. Ohl
myer can secure some person to
fill her place. She has not been
feeling very strong for some time. '
The ill-fated river steamer, the
Gypsy, owned by the O R & N Co.,
ana which recently had a hole
stove in her at Independence, is
still resting at the bottom of the
river at that place. So far nothing
has been done toward raising her,
and it seems doubtful that any
steps will be taken for this purpose.
Ed Crawford during his visit in
this city last week reported that an
accident had over taken Grover
Headrick. He had been employed
on the Salem opera house, which is
being remodeled, and in lifting
seme timbers (trained himself quite
severely. Had Grover felt better he
would have come up in company
Prof. Lake left yesterday for
Washington, D. C., where he will
report to the department of agri
culture. He recently received
notice from this department of his
appointment as a special agent to
investigate the prune business in
Europe, with a view to ascertaining
whether a variety can be found
which is earlier and a more reliable
bearer than the Italian and equal
to it as a market prune. He will
also look up the methods of curing
and packing prunee and ascertain
how prunes should be prepared and
packed in order to meet the de
mand in England and and other
European countries. 1 he board of
regents of the Oregon Agricultural
College have granted him leave of
absence for a few months m order
that he may attend to this special
While Visiting In Corvallis a Young Lady
Is Suddenly Called Home.
One of the happiest young ladies
who attended the Junior Hop Fri
day night was Miss Ella Rummelin.
She was visiting friends here and it
is thought that she intended to re
main until after the commencement
exercises at the O A C, but Satur
day morning a cautiously worded
dispatch called her home. Later
it was learned that death had over
taken her father, Geo. P. Rumme
lin, of Portland, while on a busi
ness trip to New York city. Mr.
Rummelin haB been for years en
gaged in the furriers trade and his
sons were interested with him.
According to the reports he was
last seen alive on the Southfield,
a ferry-boat plying between tho
boroughs of Manhattan and Rich
mond. Later his body was re
covered from those waters and the
throat was cut from ear to ear.
The first news of the tragedy was
given by a woman who was a pas
senger on the Southfield on her
10:30 a. in. trip, June 16, from this
borough to Richmond. When. the
boat reached the landing at St.
George, one ot the terminals of the
Baltimore k Ohio Railroad, she
told one of the ferry officers that
she had seen a wfrll-dressed elderly
rvi An with a. full dark beard, leap
orer the rail from tha star-board
bow of the vessel. A peddler then
name forward and said that at about
ihe same time he had been gazing
. . . .
upon the wake void ne saw me
head nf a. man rise to the foam-
covered surface for a few moments.
As the white face tuned up to the
sky he saw the ghastly wound in
the throat, and saw that the waves
as they swept across the features
were deeply tinged with blood as
they broke and fell about them.
Others had seen the man upon the
hnt. hut. t.hev had not seen him
go overboard, and the ferrymen,
busy at the hour with tne rusn oi
shopping travel to Manhattan,
nrmiM nnt. hnlifive that such a thine'
v v ev v CJ
could have happened unobserved
by others, lor on bright days inese
boats carry many passengers, even
in the early morning hours, who go
to take the eight-mile sail across
the bay and back tor the fresh air,
and after failing to get an explana
tion from them as to why, if they
had seen such a thing, they had
not raised a cry, the steamboat
men concluded that they were try
ing to perpetrate some hideous hoax
and bade them begone.
There are two opinions held as
to the cause of death; one is that
he jumped overboard with suicidal
intent and that one of the paddle
wheels struck him just so as to cut
his throat. The hands employed
on the boat state that there are
two dark passageways for teams
and that the awful deed could have
been perpetrated by some murder
ous fiend and the body slipped over
board. The body was recovered while
still warm, by some fishermen.
The remains will be shipped to
Portland br interment The de
ceased was highly respected, and a
wife, three sons and three daugh
ters survive him.
An Attractive Lot of Lioa Coffee Prem
iums la Altea S Woodward's Window.
We frequently bear the claim, "some
thing givea for nothing," but do not
often see an actual demonstration of the
principle, like a display of Lion Coffee
premiums now on exhibition in Allen &
Woodward's display window.
Here are many valuable articles, all
given free for the I ion-head cut from the
Lion Coffee wrappers. These are not
cheap articles, but comprise clocks, um
brellas, watches, gold rings and jewelry,
besides many things useful and orna
mental in the household, or will be en
joyed by the children. Lion coffee fully
deaerves the popularity which it has
gained, because of its superior strength
The baccalaureate sermon of
the 31st annual commencement
of the Agricultural College was
delivered last Snnday by Dr. H.
L. Boardman ra the college
armory. The large auditorium
was filled, and the exercises
were interesting and appropri
ate. The choir, faculty and
ministers of the various denomi
nations of this city occupied the
stage, which was artistically set
with potted plants. The music
was under the direction of Miss
Dr. Boardman is president of
McMinnville college. The sub
ject of his sermon was "The Life
Luminous," and he took as his
text: "The spirit of man is the
candle of the Lord," Proverbs
xx:27- He said in part:
"The greatest question for
human consideration is that of
man's proper relation to God.
To be able to assume such re
lation is the highest ambition of
every right-thinking man. Sol
omon had a philosophy of life at
once practical and profound.
The text is a sample of it. The
figure is a simple one, but the
truth suggested is mighty.
"God is the central fire of the
universe. He is the source of
light and life. Man, touched by
this divine fire, burns and glows
here in this world. He becomes
God's candle. But that he is
capable of being ignited indicates
a positive correspondence with
God. The candle burns because
it is kindred in nature to the
flame. A stone may heat and
crack, but flames not. That
man is God's candle indicates
kinship with God in his nature.
"Justice, love, mercy, are in
every 'spirit of man.' These are
the relics of God in the soul.
They point to God. They make
it possible for man to be ignited
Freedom, intelligence, are in
every human life. These point
to a personal God, without whom
a personal man is unaccounted
"Just as the 'spirit of man'
becomes exalted, ennobled, cul
tivated, educated, does it become
increasingly capable of shining
with God, the essential flame..
Thus man becomes more and
more the revelation of God.
Yet he never attains to such
character as to completely re
veal God; at best but imper
fectly. "Here lies the true philosophy
of and reason for education.
Why develop mind, heart, body,
soul? That thus man may more
perfectly become the candle of
the Lord. It is a low ideal,
which prompts one to secure per
sonal culture, refinement, educa
tion, for its own sake. These
are the means placed in our
hands for making these lives
candles of finest quality to glow
and shine with light for others.
This, is the true ideal in education-
the bringing of man up so
far as possible to the divine posi
tion which was his when God
launched him forth in his own
image. Such a life is ready to
be lighted and to burn with light
for the illumination of the world
which so much needs it."
A BEAR STORY.
This Means You.
Yon will find it cheaper to buy
a light for your wheel than to pay
a $5.00 fine for riding after dark
without one. Nightwatch.
A Large Black Bear That Would Not
Climb a Tree.
News have reached town to
the effect that a large bear was
killed Sunday near Harris. The
story is that one of the Ellsworth
boys while passing near the place
of Caleb and Frank Davis, about
14 miles from Corvallis, heard
Caleb's dogs chasing something
and guessed they were after a
bear, as one has been known to
have been in that section for
years. He went and told Caleb
of the fact and the Davis boys
took guns and started in com
pany with Ellsworth. They
heard the dogs and Caleb and
Frank separated, Ellsworth go
ing along in the lead of Caleb.
Suddenly the bear was sighted
just ahead of them and Ellsworth
crouched down in front of Caleb
as the latter had the rifle. Caleb
began shooting, and the first
shot, struck the animal in the
shoulder. He showed fight and
came at them in a manner that
meant business. Caleb stood
his ground and continued to
shoot over Ellsworth's head un
til he had fired some six or seven
shots. When the animal ex
pired it was so close to the spot
where Ellsworth had crouched
that he could almost place his
hand upon it. The men state
that they were each considering
the matter of trying their legs
when the bear sank down.
It was found to be a large
male bear and when they were
skinning it they discovered that
at one time it had been fired at
with a shotgun, as its head was
full of buckshot. It had also
been in a trap at one time and
bad lost one of its hind feet.
This is undoubtedly the reason
it could never be treed. It is
thought to be the bear that Jesse
Brown's dogs have run so much,
but to Jesse's disappointment
could never be "forced up a
Our Natal Day.
The createst. Grandest, most
elorious celebration of the anni
versary of our national indepen
dence will be held in Corvallis.
July 3rd and 4th. It is too early
yet tor us to give tne program
m a a . a
in detail, but a general outline
will show that it is to be a full
three-ring performance, with side
shows and managerie. The prin
cipal attractions lor the third will
be fast and exciting horse racing
at Kiger' s track, and a theatrical
entertainment at the opera house
in the eveninc. "What hap
pened to Jones," one of the most
successful farce comedies ever
written, will be criven bv the
company of amateurs who have
so creditably performed during
the past season, "My Friend
From India," and "Sweet Lav
The services of the Albany,
Dusty and Corvallis bands have
been secured. An attraction on
the Fourth will be the Highland
Brigade in national costume, in
troducing the Scotch bagpipers
and Highland dances. J. his
troupe has been secured at great
expense. Hose races, Dy com
peting teams from dinerent sec
tions of the valley, two base ball
cames. boat racing;, bicycle rac
ing, foot racing, for large prizes,
will furnish entertainment on tne
Fourth. The committee is in
correspondence with one of the
ablest orators of the state who win
deliver the address of the day.
A liberal reduction will be made '
on all our Boys' and Men's Clothing
for the months of June and July.
LITTLE FELLOW'S VESTEE'
Suits with fancy vests. Price $1.50
TWO PIECE SUITS in all shades
and prices ; $150, upwards.
FOR YOUTH'S in long pants, 1
age 10 to 19 years, $4,00, upwards.
ADLER'8 PERFECT FITTINGS
suits for men will also be in the sale
at a reduction. Suits, $5 up.
F. M. Johnson and daughters,
Mabel and Mildred, came up from
Portland yesterday to enjoy the
Census Enumerator Frank Groves
has almost completed his task in
the district comprising Corvallis
and vicinity. He is very anxious
that no one be overlooked, and all
who have not been enumerated or
know of anyone who has not been
recorded will please hold up their
W. H. Mahoney, traveling audi
tor of the Southern Pacific R. ft,
passed through this city, Saturday,
en route for San Francisco, where
his headquarters are located. He
is one of the stockholders of the
Benton County Prune Company
and was here strictly on business.
We acknowledge a pleasant call
from the gentleman.
Patriotism fills the bosoms of the
denizens of Lincoln county to such
an extent that they, too, have en
tered the ranks and will celebrate
on the Fourth of July. A mass
meeting has been held in Toledo
and amid great enthusiasm it was
voted to celebrate the national
holiday. A committee was appoint
ed to solicit the necessary funds
and they report good success. It
is certain to be a "go."
Saturday a number of the boys
who have been attending college
during the school year just past,
departed for various parts of the
state. Some of them went home,
but a good many of them went out
to canvas in the interest of the
King-Richardson Publishing Co.,
under the direction of L. I. Gregory,
who is working for this company
and has control of the territory.
Mr. Gregory outline! the work of
the canvassers and assigned each
M. M. Waltz leturned Monday
from Portland, where he had been
attending the State Sunday School
Convention which has just closed
in that city. Mr. Waltz reports
that the session was most success
ful. Nearly every county in the
state was represented including
Benton. Fifteen hundred dollars
was raised for the maintenance of a
secretary in this state. This is a
very important step and will be
endorsed by every Sunday School
in the state.
From last reports of the Corvallis
boys in Washington, Brady Bur
nett, Henry Allen and Harry Hol
gate, it is learned that they were
all well and at work.
' A feat worthy of publication was
performed by T. W. Dilley's little
boy last Sunday. The little fellow
is only five years of age, and mount
ed on his bicycle he attracts much
attention. Sunday, in company
with his father, he road his wheel
to Albany in a trifle over two hours.
This is good time considering the
gear of his wheel, the distance being
over ten miles.
General Beebe has appointed
Frank E. Fdwards signal officer,
with the rank of major. Frank
has been military instructor at the
O A C for the past year, and the
cadets have reached a state of pro
ficiency never before attained by
them. He was a non-commissioned
officer in Company F., Second Ore
gon, in the Philipines and has an
excellent record. Frank S. Ben
nett and Frank F. Freeman, also
Oregon volunteers, were appointed
aids-de-camp, with the rank of cap
Saturday the Kline ball team
went to Amity, where a pic
picnic was given, and played the
McMinnville team. The McMinn
ville boys were victors, the score be
ing 14to 0. Sunday this same team
played at McMinnville and again
our boys suffered defeat, the score
being 8 to 2. This was a much bet
ter showing than was expected
the Corvallis team to make as they
were playing one of the best teams
of the state, and a team in better
practice than the team of Corvallis.
Alex Benney, for instance, has had
no opportunity to practice, having
been confined to the store of Nolan
& Callahan, and tho part of catcher
is one of the most important posi
tions in a team. It is thought, by
men versed in these matters, that
with practice the Kline team can
defeat McMinnville. As it was,
they did exceedingly well.
A $350 stock of stationery notions, etc,,
will Mil at a big; discouat. Goods new.
Enquire at this office.
Ko-nut for pies and all pastry once
used, always need; for sale at Zierolf 's.
Ko-nut for sale at Zierolf a ; 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
GROCERY selling in a depart
ment store no longer attracts
attention because of itsnovelity,
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.
SHOE 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, AH
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;
F you want a stylish spring hat
for tx.oo. iust as good as the
1 ;. oo kind, come here. The only
difference is in tne absence oi tne
name, and "what's in name."
If you are willing to pay two dol-
lars for a name, buy tne nve dol
lar hat. If vou want to pay nly
for the come here. Agent
for Kmgburry hats.
OUR glove stock is the best
patronized and most popular
; fViic Tririnitv. hecanse we make
a constant effort to show a larger
line, and oner Dcucr giovc vaiucs
than any other local dealer. It is
not easy to do a satisfactory kid
o-lrro business. It requires lone
experience, careful buying, con
scientious selling ana 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.
BEFORE your spring gown
are fitted a new corset wil
be needed. That goes almost
without saying, for everyoM
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 hava
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. Yott will
find this store a good place) to sup
ply your needs in this line.
F. L. Miller.
and was the subject of much fayor
able comment. It is a pleasure to