W CORVALLiS GAZETTE, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1900 Merry Christinas! Ladles' Silk Waists Good material. Gool workman ship! Xew Styles. $7 ':o $'0 each Underskirts wagons will run to No deliver? (jay. Editor Mathews, of the News, re turned to Newport yestorday, after a few days visit in Corvallis. if saving money is a pleasure, it viii delight you to huy a blanket r an overcoat at P. L Miller's. Mercenixed cotton. Looks like silk. Wears as well as silk. Pop ular colors. $1 .50 to ?2.2") each Taffeline For fine skirt linings and for shirt waits. Twels-e shade. 50 cents per yard. S, E, Young & Son Albany, Oregon. LOCAL NEWS. Merry Christmas! Alsea honey at Zierolf's. Buy your holiday goods at Nolan & Callahan's. Grand concert at 2:30 p. m. to day by "A Breezy Time" band. Miss Leana Smith, who is attend ing school at Portland, is home for the holidays. Miss E. J. Chamberlain, of the O A C, went to Salem last week to remain during the holidays- Victor Moses left yesterday for Woodburn to spend the holidays. He expects to be absent until Sat urday. New line of fine Overcoats just received at Nolan & Callahan's. Bought, cheap and at prices that are right. Mies Harriet Sheasgteen laft Saturday for Portland, where she will spend the holdays with her sister, Miss Loretta. Mrs. Harold Strong has been vis iting for several days with her hus band, at JJilley, where tfce iattcr is managing a sawmill. Ted Palmer and a number of oth er students from the U of O, at tended the military ball at the Ar mory Friday evening. Miss Helen Crawford, professor of elocution at the O A C, came over to Albany yesterday to spend the holidays. Herald. Rev. H. H. Gould, now pastor of the M. E. Church at Nowberg, vis ited the latter part of last week with relatives in this city. Don't believe anything we tel you about our reduction in blankets and overcoats, but come and see for yourself. F. L. Miller. Miss Margaret E. Currin, who is teaching in the public schools of this city, went to the capital cit' Saturdaj' to spetu: her Christmas. Mrs. C. Read and children went to Wells, Siturday, to spend the holidays with relatives. She will return home the lattetcpart of the week. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Perter, of Oregon .City, will arrive today to spend the holidays with Mrs Porter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Spangler. A petition, praying the county court to establish a freo ferry across the Willamette at this point, was circulated among Corvallis business men last week, and numerously signed. Miss Constance Holland came up from her home in Salem on the 1 oat Thursday evening. She came up to attend the O A C concert and ball in the Armor', Fri lay night, and to yisit friends. Asa W. Hadley, of Sodaville, and Mis3 LiUie A. Hite, of this city, were united in wedlock at the reel dence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Geo. F. Eglin, in this city, Decem ber 20th, Rev. M. Noble officiating. Will Schmidt, the popular chief clerk of the McClallen, says the Roseburg Review, was presented by his father with a fine diamond ring, thus anticipating Christmas by a few days. Will is pardonably proud of his beautiful and valuable present. Miss Nettie Spencer, a sister of Mrs. E. Woodward of this city, is now an instructor in Davenport College at Lenoir, N. C. Since leaving th s city a few years ago Miss Spencer took a two-years' course in English Literature at the Chicago University. Senator J. D. Daly, of this coun ty, was in Portland, Saturday. The Oregonian of that date contains an interview with him in which he an nounces his intention of voting for H. W. Corbett for United States Senator, and gives some of his rea sons for so doing. The October number of the Col lege Barometer, a neat monthly publication issued by the students of the Oregon Agricultural College, at Corva'lis is on our table. The lead.ng article is from the pen of Claude A. Riddle, of this county, and is entitled, "An India Life." It graphically portrays the conflict between the white people and the Cow Creek Indians under the leadership of Micneta. The article shows careful re earch and much literary merit. Roseburg Review. Miss Olive Thompson came home from Portland yesterday to spend the holidays. She will return Fri day. A. F. Peterson, who has been employed in Portland for several months, came home Saturday for the holidays. 'Gene Weber is convalescent from his attack of pneumonia and will be able to attend college, again after the holidays. Revival services will begin at the M. E. Church, South, on next Thursday evening at 7.30. The public is cordially invited to attend these meetings. The military ball at the Armory Friday night, was a magnificent affair. Tho attendance was large, the musio excellent, and the occa sion most enjoyable. There will be a game of football today at 2:30 p. in. on the flat near Mary's river. The contestants will be the Corvallis lightweights and an eleven from Philomath. The familiar sign, "Vincent .House, wnicn has hung lor years over the entrance to the building north of the Ray brick, has given place to the new inscription, "Farmers' Hotel." Chester Rust, who was bound over some two weeks ago to appear before the April term of court on the charge of larceny of a cow, after ten days in jail, secured bonds and was released last week. The river and harbor bill report ed by the committee Friday, car ries with it $2,340,500 for Oregon. Of this amount $i2,500 is provided for the revetment opposite Corvallis and $r,000 for the Long Tom. Corvallis Lodge No. t4, A. F. & A. M., and the chapters will install their officers on the evening of St. John's Day, Dee. 27th. All Masons, with their wives and adult sons and daughters, are cordially invited. Cal Thrasher returned home, Friday, from a few days' visit at Dallas. While there he organized a lodge of Modern Woodmen of America with a membership of 25 men. After spending Christmas, at home he will go to Lebanon for a week's lodge work. He will proba bly go tomorrow. Our overcoats are not "just re ceived;' they were bought last tall, but Owing to the mild weather in the early fall we are overstocked. That's why we are selling them at 20 per cent discount. There's noth ing in Corvallis to compare with a Raglan. It's cut 20 per cent, too. F. L. Miller. T. J. Cairns, who is teaming for C. L. Malone, the Alsea merchant, arrived in Corvallis last Friday. He has been teaming over Alsea mountain all fall and winter, but states that the road over the moun tain has now reached a terrible con dition. On his last trip out he got his wagon stuck in a mud hole and had to use blocks and tackle to pull it out. Dr. Thompson has resigned tho pastorate of the Presbyterian church in this city to accept the charge of the vacant churches in Presbytery of the Willamette. He will make Corvallis his headquar ters and home while engaged in this work but while absent on the Sabbath and some days of the week, he will spend most of his time in 'his city. He has been pastor of the chureh here for over fourteen years, and tho church has grown from seventeen members to 200. A largo audience assembled, at the Presbyterian church last night to witness the distribution of pres ents from tho tree and enjoy the following program by the Sunday school classes under the direction of Supt. J. Fred Yates: Processional; invocation; song by school; read ing, Merle Simpson; recitation, Gordon Rosendorf ; recitation, Hat tie Norman; quartet, little girls; recitation, Earl Heckart; eok, Kathleen Geary; recitation, Alta Altman; violin solo, Gordon Rosen dorf; recitation, Ethel Kyle; talk to the children, Dr. Thompson; song by the school; distribution bf pres ents. Henry Elliott, for many years a resident of Benton county, died at his home at Monroe, Friday. For several years Mr. Elliott had been a sufferer with cancer of the face and many operations were neces sary . Recently cancer of the stomach developed, and this was the immediate cause of death. Mr. Elliott was born at Mount' Vernon, Knox county,- O., in 1833. At the age of 30 he came to Oregon and located in Benton county, - near Corvallis. In i859 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Kendall, of Mono quet, Intl.. who, with three children," suivives him Dayton Elliott, of Prin?ville; Mrs. E. Grimm and Mrs. W. H. Kay, of Monroe. CITY Of SCHOOLS. Imported Swiss Cheese, Zinrolfs Latest novelties in China Dishes at Zierolf's. The Teachers in Our Public Schools and what They are Doing. Classical Corvallis is a city of schools; hence destined to be a community of scholars. Two thousand population; four hundied public school children and an increasing army of four hundred in the college on the hill; such is Corvallis steadily advancina on the grand march toward refinement and culture. Mon day vacation is on ; and nearly a thous and boys and girls over one third of our population have been turned loose to enjoy a national week of rest, to take up their work again after New Year's day, when the busy hum will begin anew. Patrons should visit our schools more and more so shat they may become ac quainted from personal observation with the needs of the children, the embryo voters, housekeepers and lawmakers of the country. However, it may be safe to say that it is impossible for one to visit oar city schools without being gratified with the excellent work being done. There seems to be a Rood degree of push and energy, and order and sys tem pervades every department. In conformity with the state course of study, which has been authorized by the board of diretors as the course for the Corvallis schools, the work has been divided into three departments the primary, embracing the first, second and third grades; tho intermediate, embrac ing the fourth, fifth and sixth grades; and the advanced, embracing the seventh, eighth and ninth grades, Each grade is sub-divided into two divisions (known as the A class and the B class) and consists of one year's work, or nine school months. The year is divided into two terms of eighteen weeks each, thus providing one term's work for each class. It will thus be Seen that a pupil, entering the first grade, B class, will complete the Work for that clas in eighteen weeks and be promoted to the A class. At the end of the second term, the pupil, having finished the work of the A class, is promoted to the second grade, B class, and so on through the succeeding grades. fsy this systematic arrangement the work can be made thorough as every class has a definite amount oi work to do, and each pupil must make the required grades or take the work over. Parents and pupils see the importance of punc tual and regular attendance, and are un der constant stimulus to do the best work possible. But the organization of a school may be ever so perfect, if there is a lack of energy, or it the well laid plans are not closely followed, the school is a failure; for after all, the success of school work, like everything else, depends very large ly upoa the amount of push and energy back of it. System is the track upon which the engine of energy draws the. load. Both are essential and each use less without the other. Upon visiting our schools one is im pressed with the spirit of work eyident in all the rooms. The energy and push so essential to good work are not lacking. Every teacher is a teacher of successful experience. A most excellent spirit of co-operation and harmony is noticeable. Prof. McDonald, the principal, informed us that there has not been a word of dis cord among the teachers, thus far. Mrs. May J. Nelms has charge of the first grade. She was born in Ulysses, Potter county, Pa. Having come to Ore gon when quite young. She was edu cated in Corvallis and Monmouth. She began teaching before her sixteenth birthday, and by hard work and applica tion has secured a state life diploma. Her twelve years experience in the city schools of Independence, Moscow, Idaho and Corvallis, renders her exceptionally strong in her work. She has been teach ing in the Corvallis schools for the past six years, this being her third year in the first grade. Primary work in her specialty. The second grade is in charge of Miss Ida Maxwell. Miss Maxwell is a native Oregonian, having been born near Hal soy in Linn county. After receiving the benefits of the country schools, she en tered the Albany college Jfor one year. She graduated from the Oregon State Normal School at Monmouth in 1889, after which she taught successfully in the schools of Linn county. She held the position of first grade teacher in the Albany schools for three years, and gave excellent satisfaction. Last year she graduated from the Oread Institute I of Household Science of Worcester, Mass. She holds a state life diploma, and is an exceptionally strong teacher. Miss Lena JMcCormick; the third grade teacher, is a graduate from the Scientific Department of the Albany College, claas '94. She also graduated from the nor mal course of same college, one year later. She holds a state diploma and has had six years of successful teaching. This is her fisst year in the Corvallis schools. The fourth grade teacher is Miss Alice Lettie Wicks, a native of Illinois. She resided in that state until she was four teen years of age, when she came to Ore gon. She graduated from the O A C in 1894, and at that time received a state certificate. After two years of good work in the schools of Linn county, she began .teaching in the public schools of this city. In 1899 she secured a state iife diploma. Miss Wicks i doing ex cellent work. . - Miss Margaret E. Currin is found in the fifth grade. Letting Miss Currin speak for herself, as she responded to re quests for information, we have the fol- ; lowing: . "I was born in Clackamas couuty,. Ore gon, I spent ono year in the Portland High School, 1898--1899, and the follow ing year taught in the common schools of Clackamas county. The next two years I spent at the Oregon State Nor mal Sehoofc at Monmouth, from which institution I graduated in 1892, and was granted a state life diploma. Then fol lowed another year of 'Teaching the young ideas how to shoot' in the com mon s; bools of Clackamas county. My next experience was in the primary de partment of tho Park Place Public Schools, Clackamas county, 1893 -9'4. I then cast in my lot with the Salem teachers, where I passed four delightful years. At last it was possible to gratify the desire to go to college, so in 1898 I resigned my position in Salem, and studied for the next two years at Stan ford University. While at the Univer sity, my attention was largely devoted to educational subjects, including the History of Education, laboratory and lecture courses in Psychology, supple mented by work in Biology, Physical Training, German and English. This year finds me in the Covallis Public Schools enjoying my work immensely. ' Another native Oregonian lias charge of the sixth grade Miss Edith Buth Alder son. Miss Aluersori was born in Jack sonville, Jackson county, Oregon. She being the daughter of Rev. Alderson, of tne Methodist church, received her edu cation in the various schools. Her at tendance at the Salem Public Schools, and later on, at the AVillamette Univer sity of that city, gave her the splendid qualifications she possesses for her work. She, like most other successful teachers, began at the bottom in the work and, by toil and application now stands well up in the professional line. She has taught in the schools of Stayton, Wood burn and Salem. This is her first year in our schools. The work of the seventh grade is in charge of Miss HortensePerrine Greffoz, a native Oregonian, she having been born in this city. Miss Greffoz received her education in the Public Schools of this city and at the O A C. In 1893 she received the degree of B. H. E., and in 1895 that of B. L. from the Agricul -tural College. She holds a state life diploma, has had five years teaching ex perience. She taugnt one year at Mon roe this county, three years in the Wood burn city schools. Her work, like that of all the other teachers is highly com mendable. Probably no school depart ment in the state excels the work in pen manship done in this room. Entering the eighth grade we'find Mr. N. Tartar, another native Oregonian, in full control of the room, and directing the energies of the pupils close along the line mapped out in the course of study. Mr. Tartar was born and raised in Polk county. After attending the public schools for a number of years he entered the Dallas Academy, Later on he at tended the Agricultural College in Cor vallis. He began teaching at the age of eighteen and for the past twenty years has made teaching his principal occupa tion. Mr. Tartar holds a state iife diploma, secured after years of hard work and successful teaching. Being wbat one might term a self made man, he pos sesses a rich experience along the line of educational struggles, which enables him to sympathize with the difficulties of his pupils. The eighth grade fir.al examination, given by direction of the State Board of Education, under County Sup't G, W. Denman, must bo success fully passed before pupils are promoted from this grade.; Prof. A. S. McDonald is the principal of the schools and has charge of the ninth grade work.. The regular sub freshman work of the O A O is taken up in this grade. Mr. McDonald is a native of Illinois. He was educated in the public schools of that state and of Kansas. At the age of twenty he entered the Holton Normal University where he received excellent training for the profession ot teiching. Coming to Oregon in 1887, Mr. McDon ald worked as printer in the S. W. Baltea & Co's job office in Portland. In the spring of '88, he taught his first term of school in "the little red school house on the hill'' just east of Tualatin. After teaching a few years ia the better grade of publie schools, he took up the work in the graded schools. His work in the Brownsville, Crawfordsville and Harris burg schools gave him a standing as a progressive, up-to-date teacher and edu cator. As superintendent of schools in Linn county, he impressed all with his ability and energy. At the Eession of the state teachers' association held in i oriiano, iys, ne was eiecieu as nrst i "A Gold Mine." The local dramatic club held out two inducements to theatre goers when cliey presented "A Gold Mi lie," " last Thursday night, and the result was a crowded house, despite the mis erable weather of the afternoon and evening: The efforts of the company in the past have com pared favorably with those of traveling performers; and the proceeds of the entertainment were to be used in purchasing books for the Coffee Club library. Although lack of preparation marred to some extent 'he en joyment of the performance and smothered the best effrts of the players, the audience as a whole has well pleased with their in vestment in a "Gold Mi-ie." The play has more real merit than anything yet attempted by the company; no prettier stage setting has been seen here; make-up and costuming could net have been better, and the music was excellent. These things contribute at least one half to the success of this form of entertainment and stock be- eran going: uo with the rise of the curtain. As the play progressed, the brightness of the lines, smooth ness of incidents and interest of the plot held the attention of the audience, and the nice concep tion of the various role -and at times exceptionally clever bits of acting, atone for an occasional twisting of a cue, or tardy en trance. The local players de serve to be classed witn the pro fessional companies which ap pear in the smaller cities, and their work is necessarily sub jected to as severe Criticism. One feature of the evening that cannot be too highly com mended, was the numbers ren dered by the band. This organ ization is rapidly becoming one of the best in the state, and no better program has been heard in the Opera House this season than the one given by them Thursday evening. "A Breezy Time" Tonight. A flash and a crash, a whirl and a swish, an electric, magnetic, sys tematic combine of grotesque, ex centric and pretty figures extolling a veritable cyclone of fresh, breezy acts and tuneful melodies loaded with the distilled essence of parody and fun. That's "A Breezy lime" to a dot. Eveiy feature of this play is refined and there will be nothing to offend or bore. Prices 35c, 50c and 75c. Something Mew. J ust published by the Southern Pacific Company is a pamphlet upon the re sources of Western Oregon, which in cludes an excellent map of the etate, and contains information on climate, lands, education, etc., existing indus tries Bnd their capabilities. Attention is also directed to such new fields for energy or capital as promise fair return. This publication fills a need long ex perienced by Oregoniane, in replying to inquiries of Eastern friends. Copies may be had of local agent of the Southern Pacific Company, or from C. H. Markham, G. P. A., Portland, Oregon. Vermont maple syrup, 95c per gallon; bring pail. Zierolf. Fine Holiday Slippers' for men, women and children jugt received at Nolan & Callahan's. vice president of the department of. superintendence. The next year he was chosen as president of the department which he now holds. Mr. McDonald holds a state life diploma. From the above it will be seen that six of the nine teachers are native Ore gonians; that all are experienced teachers who are making teaching their life work ; that all hold state diplomas, seven of the nine .being for life ; t hat five of the nine are graduates of colleges; that six of the nine have had experience in graded schools, and that altogether our teachers bring to our public schools a diversity of training and accomplish ments that will result in broad and deep foundation in the present rising genera tion of Corvallis. Holiday presents for men, women and children, all worth 100 cents on the dollar the day after Christ mas, at Nolan & Callahan's. Latest novelties in fancy glass ware at Zierolf's. Buy your holiday goods of Nolan & Callahan. Property Wanted. House and lots wanted in Corvallis. Only a few hundred dollars to invest. Address, "X" P. O. Box 165. Pianos and Organs for Sale. Call at residence in Wilkins Addition and see samples of high grade pianos and organs just unboxed. Can give bar gains on goods of the highest merit as they are Shipped direct from the factory thus saving middle men's profits and giving the benefit of this economy to patrons. All invited to inspect goods. MORDAUNT A. GOODNOUGII. Bargains in lamps at Zierolf s. Home ground buckwheat at Zierolf's. Ripe olives In bulk at Zierolf's. Lowest prices in stand lamps, banquet lamps, hanging lamps and night lamps; get our prices, we will suit you. Zierolf. Music Lessons. Lessons given on the piano and organ in a manner ;that trains the ear, mind and hands and saves years of needless drudgery. M. A. Goodnouqh. Latest Music. Under this head will be found the latest popular music. Kept constantly on hand by I. R. Daniel at the Book Store : VocAii "A Bird in a Gilded Cage," "I Never Liked a Nigger With a Beard." "I Love Thee, Columbia," by Tobani. Instrumental ''Hearts are Trumps," a Two-Step March: "Miss Jollity;" "Chewin' the Rag." a Rag-time March. "Moments Musical," by Kretchmer; "Valse" byMargis; "Hearts and Flow ers," for violin and piana, by Tobani. 1 1 GdS fOB CHRISTMAS I Right T,mC 1 To worry about. Just run through this CHRISTMAS LISTsl; AIRIS . No use trying to describe all we've got. We have them big and lit tle, oblong . and square, decorated and plain cellu loid fronts, includ ing musical and easel albums from 50c to $10. Collar and Cuff Boxes From 50c to $3.00. Glove and Handkerchief Boxes From 50c to $2.00. Work Boxes 25c, 50c, 75c. $1.00. Tie Boxes 25c, 5oc 75c $1.00. Dressing Cases Celluloid Cases in fancy shapes, handsomely deco rated in the high est art colors, ivo ry, ebony, or gold, either in toilet or manicure and toi let pieces combin ed. From $1 to $18. Toilet Articles, Fins Perfumery, Silk Handkerchiefs, Ties and Gloves. DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS! 5c, ioc, 25c, 50c, $i.oo, $1.25, $r.50, $1.75, $2,00 and up to $3.50. Fine Shoes for Men, Women and Children. Fine Suits for Men and Boys, Dress Goods, Fur Collars, Jackets and Capes. ALL. SUITABLE FOR CHRISTMAS 1900 At Kline's. 1 Attractive I The White Blouse g Prices g EEGUlATOn OF lOW PRICES. An Immense Variety TRY . . . FOR Fresh Groceries FINE TEAS AND COFFEES PROVISIONS, NOTIONS. CIGARS t'ORVAI.I-,18 The Corvallis Commission Store- Keeps constantly on hand the celabrated CORVALLIS AND MONROE FLOURS A package of Arm & Hammer Soda is giTen fre witn every sack of the latter Hay, Oats, Grain. - Bran, Shorts, Potatoes Fish, Eggs, Poultry, Etc. JOHN LENGER, Manager rtm JVA.iift h ftA IMM MMMMMMMmii ttttiifa 1 ne commercial Kestaurant and Bakery. Fresh Bread, Cakes, Pies, Etc. '. ?Kept Constantly on Hand.5- C I - . Leave orders for Dressed Chickens. Yaquiaa Oysters' f in Season. ! Corvallis' Most Popular Eating House I THE Pioneer Bakery AND RESTAURANT. Fresh bread daily. A complete stock of candies, fruits and nuts kept canstantlv on hand. bmokers supplies & a specialty. H. W. HALL, Proprietor.