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THE CORVALLIS GAZETTE,
TUESDAY JUNE 6, 1900.
Ladies' Silk Waists
Good material. Good workman
ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each.
E. E. Wilson spent Sunday in
Attorney E. R. Biyson made a
business trip to Jefferson Friday.
Horse-theives are reported to be
operating in various parts of the
A Page of History.
Mercenizsd cottou. Looks Jike
ilk. Wears as well as silk. Pop
ular colors. $1.50 to $2.25 each
For fine skirt linings and for shirt
waits. Twetre shade. 50 cents per
S, E, Youiiff & Son
George Henkle is spending a
month in Idaho, visiting with rela
The union school picnic to have
been held at Monroe, June 23 has
been postponed until Saturday
June 30, on account of rain.
Thos. Whitehorn has been having
the interior of his popular resort
handsomelv papered. It adds
much to its attractiveness.
Jack Arnold arrived last Friday
to remain in Corvallis. Mrs. Ar
nold, his mother, is now in Louis
iana. Htr health, we are sorry to
state, is quite poor.
Miss Oiive Thompson was ex-
oected to sail lrom San Pedro last
Friday en route to San Francisco,
thence home. She is expected
home by the 4th of July.
It is stated that some or the cen
sus takers, when they subtract the
age of the eldest born from that of
the mother, are otten astounded a
ladv should have been married so
An effort will be made by en
gineers of the state to have a bill
pass at the coming legislature that
wiil prohibit men from running an
engine who have not passed an ex
amination and received a certificate
George Horning will ship a car
load of sheep and hogs to Portland
today from Wells. Hogs are worth
from 4 to t cents and sheep are
quoted at 3 cents "per pound.
These figures are double what they
were five years ago.
Teddy Palmer left yesterday for
his home iu Grant's Pass. He was
one of the graduates of the class of
1900 at the O. A. C, was a tine ath
lete, a good musician and all
around hale fellow. He leaves
many friends behind him in Cor
vallis. J. H. Sleiwer and family left
Saturday for their home near the
Waldo Hills, in Marion county.
They will spend the summer on the
farm, preferring this to going to
the coast or the mountains. When
the O A 0 again opens its doors
they will be domiciled in Corvallis
to remain during the school year.
Miss Emma Thompson, in whose
hands was placed the selling of the
bankrupt stock of goods of Miss
Miss Emma Crawford, disposed of
said stock last ifriday to Marshal
Miller. The price paid was $425.
It is thought that when all ex
penses are paid there will be about
twenty-five cents on the dollar left
for the creditors.
Manager John Longer of the Cor
vallis Commission Store, is the
busiest man in town. His firm
handles everything in the commis
sion line and he is kept constantly
attending to business. They carry
the famous Corvallis and Monroe
flours. A package of Arm & Ham
mer soda is given with every sack
of the latter.
During the past two weeks three
large tanks of clover have been
chopped up in the manner of saur
kraut and siloed at the college farm.
These tanks are nine feet in dia
meter by a depth of twenty-two
feet. There is to be another tank
of ensilage put up; this labt one. is
to be of gijeen peas. A close watch
will be kept over these silos, as this
proceeding is experimental to a
Wheat is coming up in price,
especially in the eastern markets.
Portland is hardly keeping pace
with prices quoted other places.
There has been much speculation
tion in wheat and there are a cou
ple of men in this city who have
successfully operated in this field.
On a couple of hundred dollars in
vested it is stated that one of the
men has realized a coup'e of thou
sand. All in a very short time,
Mr. Howard, ex-congressman of
Alabama, who recently stumped the
state in opposition to fusion and
who made a very fine speech at the j
court house a few weeks ago, thinks j
of making Oregon his home. It is ,
believed that he has purchased or j
has the refusal of a large farm nearj
Ashland. Mr. Howard has return- J
ed home to bring his wife out and
whether or not they will make Ore- j
gon their future home depends on
how the climate agrees with Mr.j
R. L. Taylor has repapered his
barber shop, adding much to its appearance.
Miss Hattie Gillett returned from
Toledo, Thursday, where she was
visiting with her sister.
1 Oregon is to sheepmen what
Texas is to cattlemen, the best state
in the union for this purpose.
Nobody who resides in Corvallis
will deny that there was a summer
shower here Sunday morning.
Prof. Helen V. Crawford, teacher
of elocution at O A C, is in Linn
county visiting with her brother.
Ira Nelson, formerly engaged in
the barber business in this city, has
been appointed deputy county clerk
of Yamhill county.
The steamer Gypsy, which sank
recently near Independence, has
been dismantled, her machinery
taken out and the hull burned.
The baseball game between the
Kline team and a nine from Albany,
scheduled for last Sunday, was
postponed until next Sunday owing
to the inclement weather.
Little Misses May Hurt, Grace
Starr and Phoebe Lamberson, went
to Portland yesterday for a week's
visit with Mrs. E. Starr, grand
mother of Miss Hart and Miss
Clarence Chipman and Dolph
Norton assumed charge of the Com
mercial restaurant Saturday. Thev
are both well known and should
meat with a fair share of public
Arthur Rochester, of Elk City,
left a few days ago for Cape Nome.
He had only been home from
Northern California a short time
when he started for the Eldorado
of tne far north.
F. M. Johnson returned Monday
to his home in Portland having
spent a very pleasant week in this
city visiting relatives and old time
friends. His daughters. Misses
Mabel and Mildred, will return to
the metropolis the last of the week.
J. M. Osburn will have a family
reunion at his residence in this city
tomorrow. Jesse Houck and family
arrived Thursday from Gold Hill,
and yesterday Cleber Osburn and
his family arrived from Astoria.
Mr. Osburn expects to have a cou
ple of brothers presont on this occasion.
Miss Leona Smith gave a "hay
rack" party Saturday evening1 to a
number of he.' young friends. Four
horses were hitched to a hayrack
and the party drove up to T. O.
Wilson's, four miles south of Cor
vallis. Mrs. Wilson proved a capi
tal hostess and entertained the
party in the most bewitching man
ner. There was vocal and instru
mental music, after which refresh
ments were served. The party re
turned to town about midnight,
having had a most enjoyable time.
F. G. Clark and family departed
yesterday for Baker City, where
they will make their future home.
c or many years they have resided
n this city and have come to be
looked upon as fixtures. Their ab
sence will be greatly felt, as citizens
of their stamp are of value in any
community. Friday night some
twenty members of the Degree of
Honor gave them a reception at the.
residence of Mr. and Mrs. 0- W.
Beokwith and Saturday evening
another reception was given in their
honor at the Congregational church.
Both occasions were most enjoyable
in every way. It is to be noped
that the family may meet with a
measure of prosperity and happi
ness in their new home which they
to richly deserve.
Corvalus, Tune, 25, 1900
Editor Gazette. On read
ing Prof. Berchtold's very excel
lent and interesting article in the
"Souvenir Barometer," it oc
curred to ine that it might inter
est some of your readers to know
something more of the early his
tory of an institution that is in
creasing in usefulness and popu
larity each year, and is highly
esteemed by the people of the
whole state as the register of 405
pupils for the present collegiate
year will verify.
In 1885 the legislature passed
a Jaw permanently locating tne
State Agricultural College at
Corvallis on the condition that
the citizens of this county should
eause to be erected on the college
farm a college building to cost
not less than $20,000. Soon
atter tne passage 01 said act, a
citizen's meeting was held in
Corvallis, and a committee of
nine was appointed to take charge
of the whole matter and to be
known as the "building com
mittee." That committee was
composed of the following nam
ed persons to-wit: M. Jacobs,
J. R. Bryson, J. B. Lee, F. A.
Horning, Puudersen Avery, M.
S. Woodcock, Zephin Job, B. L.
Arnold and John Burnett. They
were to procure subscriptions to
the amount of $20,000 or more,
employ architects, brick makers,
brick masons, carpenters and
painters, obtain materials, make
contracts and see that all was
paid for; in a word undertake a
task that proved to be one of
great difficulty and one that came
very near failing, but knowing
that upon the proper perform
ance of that task depended the
securing of the college, they
went to work with an energy and
zeal commensurate with the task
laid upon them by the citizens
of this county; and for a year
they devoted a large portion of
their time and their best efforts
to make a success of the under
taking, and that without a cent
of remuneration, some of the
members making three or four
trips to Salem and Portland to
consult architects and contract
ors and paying their own ex
penses. At one time it looked
as though Corvallis would cer
tainly lose the college. After
the whole county had been can
vassed and some had doubled
their subscriptions, (some of
whom were the -least able to) the
committee was a Siooo short of
sufficient funds to commence
work, when the joyful word was
telegraphed to Zeph Job by Col.
Hogg to place his name on the
subscription list for one thousand
dollars and draw on him for the
amount. If that subscription
list should be published now it
would show who the true friends
to the college and Corvallis were
in time of need.
The history of the conflict be
tween the South Methodist
church and the state for the con
trol of the agricultural college is
partly written in the records of
the courts, but many things oc
curred during that five years
struggle, that would be interest
ing reading now, and it may be
forthcoming some day.
Of the committee who built
the administration building the
nucleus around which is cluster
ed the buildings and improve
ments since made by the state,
but four remain. Of the others,
four are dead, and one has re
moved from the state, but they
are entitled at least to the credit
of having done their duty. In
addition -to the service that the
committee performed for the
county, city and college, they
paid out of their own pockets
$1200 of indebtedness so that it
could be turned over to the state
free of leins. Vidi.
Philippine Pioneer Days.
Where is the Stranger?
A little over two weeks ago there
was a fellow inihis city who claimed
to be in the employ of the Union
Meat Company, of Portland. He
represented i that he was buying
stock for them. On June 9th he
went to the livery stable of Mr. Mc
Mahon. in this city, and hired a
saddle horse for a day or two, stat
ing that he was going into the coun
try to buy cattle. He never came
back. Mr. McMahon became un
easy about his hoise finally, but
could get no information of man or
beast. After nearly two weeks had
passed he learned through the
Union Moat Company that his
horse was in Browcsville. A man
went after the horse and brought it
back Saturday. It seems that the
imposter had ridden the horse
straight to Brownsville, where he
had stabled it, telling the - livery
man that he desired the best at
tention paid to the care of the ani
mal, as he had owned it for eight
years and would not haye any
thing happen it for the world. Ac
cordingly the equine fared well.
Finally the liveryman at Browns
ville became anxious regarding the
matter, especially ps the purported
owner of the horse had disappeared.
Remembering that he had claimed
to be in the employ of the above
mentioned meat company, he wrote
them, and as Mr. McMahon had
previously! written them, as soon
as they learned of the horse being
in Brownsville, they notified him
and he secured the animal. What
became of the fellow who rode the
horse away from this city is not
From the Wanderers.
A letter was received in this city
not long ago that was written J une
4th, in Cork, Ireland, by N. B.
Avery. Jesse Foster is with him.
The letter was addressed to James
Hayes. It states that the two wan
derers had a very pleasant trip
across the Atlantic, Dr. Avery not
experiencing any seasickness what
ever, while Mr. Foster escaped with
a couple of day'aof wrenching. In
speaking of the inhabitants of Ire
land the letter gives the impression
that all that has been stated in the
past of the impulsive and warm
hearted manners of the Irish raca
is true. The letter closes with good
wishes far the general success of
the citizens of Corvallis, etc. Be
low is an interesting extract from
''Here I am in 'Old Ireland,' safe
and sound. Have just returned
from Blarney Castle, where I kissed
the 'Blarney Stone.' On returning
I will have much to tell of this
country as well as other places.
We go from here to the Lakes of
Killarney, thence to Dublin, thence
to Belfast; so yon will see that we
are taking in Ireland in good shape.
From Belfast we go into Scotland,
thence through England to London.
From there we will proceed to
Paris, where we will be on the 4th
Opened ia Albany.
J. A. Rotan, for 20 years a business
man of Salem, has opened a f urn i turd and
undertaking establishment in the Balti
more bhMsk, Asbamy , amd invites the pub
lic to calf and inspect his goeds. No ex
tra charge for hearse where undertaking
goods are purchased of them. Phone,
Black, 401, jUbaay, Oregon.
Ko-nut for pies and all pastry once
used, always tised ; lor sale at Zierolrs.
While the war in the Philip
pi wes has resolved itself into
bushwhacking by roving bands
of ladrones, and dwindled to
such proportions that little in
terest is taken by the public in
the military operations in the
islands, the tactics of the rebels
is annoying. Like the Indians
or our western country in pio
neer days, they are stealthy and
treacherous. Eternal vigilance
is the price of safety, as is evi
denced by the following extract
from B. M. Godwin, of Co. K,
14th infantry, now stationed at
Cagayan, island of Mindana, to
a former comrade in this city:
"We are getting along very
well, but have the'life scared out
of us every night for fear the
goo goos will cut our heads oft
while we sleep. These goo
goos are different from the ones
we fought around Manila. They
slip up and wait until you come
along and then stick a spear
through you. They have killed
three of the boys in my company
with spears. They are sure shots
with spears. Every time they
strike a man it is sure death.
"They also have a bolo gang
that is the boldest I have ever
seen. luey came cnargmg
down street one night, ran over
our outposts, and were all around
us before we could wink an eye,
cutting and slashing. Blood was
running like little rivers. They
had me cornered in the rear for
what seemed to me a half an
hour. I got one with my bayo
net, and hit another over the
head with my krag, and then
ran like the devil for the quar
ters. I will bet my life that
there were a thousand of them
after me. As I rushed into quar
ters, I stumbled over the body of
a dead nigger, and one struck at
me with a bolo. It was so dark
we did not dare to shoot, inside
of quarters for fear of hitting our
own boys, so we chased them
out with our bayonets. After
we got them outside, Lord, how
we did pour it into them. We
all had our krags full and did
not have to take aim, for they all
ran together in a gang and stood
until we shot nearly all of them
in their tracks. They wouldn't
run an inch for us. In the morn
ing over a hundred of them lay
. 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 badssf
and prices ; $150, upwards.
'OK YOUTH'S in long pants,
age 10 to 19 years, $4.00, upwards.
ADLER'S PERFECT FITTINGS
suits for men will also be in-the sal
at a reduction. Suits, -$5 up.
Porter expects to re
home ia Oregon City
Contest for Goddess.
The voting for Goddess of Liberty
is becoming more and more spirited.
But four days more remain 01 tne
contest, and the outcome is still in
doubt. The result of today's count
is as follows:
Nonie Smith 378
Julia Warrior 325
Carrie Dennaman 172
Ina Barclay 162
Lilah Spencer 33
Martha Fischer 32
Helen Steiwer 32
Mildred Linnville 27
Blanch Small 27
Edna Irvine 25
Lulu Spangler 20
Minnie Buxton 10
Ko-nut, the purest, sweetest, most
healthful cooking material made ; call for
it at Zierolf's.
Property in Corvallis and vicinity for
Portland property. For particulars ad
dress Box 77, Portland, Oregon.
Get your Job Work done here
Mrs. L. L
turn to her
For years orchardists have ex
perimented on peaches with a view
to bring forth a peach that would
be seedless. It is now claimed that
they have been successful and we
are shortly to enjoy seedless peaches
served with cowless cream. What
is the world coming to anyway?
Corvallis is arranging for the
grandest celebration ever, held in
that city on the 3rd and 4th of
July. The people of that place
never do things for halves, and we
predict that their celebration will
be a grand success, and that all
who attend will thoroughly enjoy
themselves. Jefferson Review.
The Belgian Hare boom is now
on, and, judging from what has re
sulted wherever this industry has
been introduced, it is here to stay.
There is another feature of the
business coming to, light in the
form of Flemish Giant Rabbits.
These rabbits are even larger than
the Belgians, and if properly cared
for will produce six pounds of
meat for the table at six weeks of
A gentleman who has been trav
eling our the county a great deal
says that the grain crop is not go
ing to be so poor as it was generally
supposed it would be. He states
that in his opinion the crop will
not be large, but it will be far from
a failure. About two-thirds of tha
crop is spring sown. The fall grain
is poorest and not much can be ex
pected of it, while some of the
spring grain is in excellent condi
tion. If nothing later in the line of
a calamity befalls the crop it will
be fair, but not large.
The ladies of the W. R. C. gave
a farewell reception at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. S. Chipman, Satur
day evening in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Cronk, who leave in &
few days for North Bend, Coos
county. There were about sixty
present, including the old veterans.
The evening was spent in social
conversation. Lunch was served
at 11 o'clock by Misses Simpson
and Chipman, grand daughters of
Mrs. S. Chipman. A most enjoy
able evening was passed, the only
thought to mar its pleasure being
the regret of so soon losing Mr. and
Mrs. Oronk from the community.
will celebrate the
3rd & 4th
In a manner worthy of herself
and the occasion
on Kiger's track
Games of Baseball
and a clever performance
What Happened to Jones
the popular farce-comedy,
furnish amusement on the
Will be given over to a grand
Carnival of Sports and Music
Hose Races, Boat Races, foot
Races, Bicycle Races.
The Fine Bauds
will furnish music.
A $360 stock ef stationery notions, etc,,
will sell at a big discount. Goods new.
Enquire at this office.
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 wh us.
Prices from 45 c to $650
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.
W 1 - . - . .
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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. All
our customers will bear ont 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
nsual 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
Thold trade is playing "a losing game." To win such
success as this store is winning it is necessary that the
ftcrw-Jsrices should represent goods of strictly reliable
quality . Every woman in this city who is posted on dry
goodsf And who takes the time to compare goods and
prices will admit that our values are superior. We make
and liota 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
priee than elsewhere.
TQEFORE 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 yon 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.