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IE COSVALLIS GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 1901.
Ladies' Silk Waists
Good material. Good Workman
ship. New Styles. $7 to $10 each.
Mercenized cotton. Looks like
silk. Wears as well as silk. Top-
nlar colors. $1.50 to $2.25 each
for tne aklrt linings and for shirt
fc&TlB. Twelve shade. 50 cents per
S E Young & Son.
Alb ny, Oregon.
Next Monday is "All Fools'
The Willamette river is now at a
good boating stage.
Gesrge Horning made a business
trip to Toledo last week.
Attorney W. E. Yates returned
from Portland, Sunday.
The Sooial Glob gave a delight
fol party Friday night in the Fire
Professors Cordley and Kent, of
the 0 A 0, were in Independence
last week in the Interest of college
John Castle, of Dallas, was in
Corvallis the latter part of last
week looking np the cattle busi
ness. Dr. Thompson went up to Eugene
Saturday and occupied the pulpit
of the Presbyterian church in that
The Christian Endeavor society
ol the Presbyterian church held a
meeting last evening at the resi
dence of Mrs. J. H. Simpson.
Mr. C. A. Farmer and family, of
CorvalliB, arrived from Yaquina
City this morning, and will spend
a few weeks at the seaside. News.
Mrs. Thomas Samuels, who has
been visiting old friends in this city
during the past week, expects to
return to her home in Portland to
morrow. We have an elegant line of up-to-date
wall paper, in all designs
and at all prices. We have bought
it to sell. It's at The Paint Store,
O. A, Bamhart, proprietor.
Oar new spring dress goods, wash
fabrics, white goods, ribbons, laces,
embroideries, and dress trimmings
Nolan & Callahan.
A burning flue at the residence
ef Mr. Welscher caused the alarm
bell to be rung Saturday morning.
The department responded prompt
ly, but there was no need for their
Principal Joseph Bryan, now of
the Toledo echools, was in Cor
vallie during the week just past.
He enjoyed a vacation during this
lime, but his school opened again
There has been considerable ex
citement lately in different parts
of Oregon over oil strikes.
We have been in hourly expecta
tion ef hearing of a great strike in:
Benton county. i
There is to be a union temper
ance meeting of members of all the
churches next Sabbath, in the
United Evangelical church at 3 p.
m. The sermon will be preached
by Rev. Humbert, while Rev.
Moses will 'preside.
The state university faculty will
coaduot a snramer school at that
institution during the coming sea
son. The object is to furnish in
struction for people who are so em
ployed that they have no time for
eduoatiesal pursuits during other
periods of the year.
During the week just passed
students at the O A C were all
nerved up for thetr examinations
which were in progress. Friday
marked the end of the second term.
There was no vacation between the
second and third terms and college
opened as usual yesterday morning.
The Junior class at the O A C
are already making preparations
for their annual "Junior Hop."
The committee on arrangements
are doing all in their power to make
this a most pleasing affair. Unique
invitation cards will be issued and
the music will be furnished by Par
son's orchestra. The exact date of
the party has not yet been deter
mined. In its write-up of the meeting for
the summer normal school at New
pert during the coming season the
Yaquina Bays News says: "The
visiting gentlemen were greatly
pleased with the result of the meet
ing and they are quite confident
that the summer normal school
and seaside lecture course, will be
carried to a successful termination.
The plans and management are left
entirely in the hands of Prof.
Horner, who is a man of ability,
influence and indefatigable energy,
and the very man needed for such
an important undertaking."
W. A. Sanders, the watchmaker.
Representative R. J. Nichols was
a Corvallis visitor Saturday.
Geo. F. Reed, after a short visit
in Corvallis, left yesterday morning
for Eastsrn Oregon to be gone sev
Mrs. E. H.Taylor and son, Zach,
leave today for Pataha. Washing
ton. They will visit relatives and
be absent for some time.
Miss Bertha Thrasher returned
from Portland Saturday, where she
has beeu sewing with Miss Shogren
for the' past three weeks.
Our new tailoi-made suits, should
er capes, shirt waists and separate
skirts will arrive this week.
Nolan & Callahan.
1 It sounds pretty big to speak of
having 7,100 rolls of wall paper,
but that's the size of our stock.
C. A. Barxhart.
The attention of parties having
wood to sell is called to the adver
tisement of the Agricultural College
for a quantity of that article, which
appears in another column.
The buildiog and improvement
committee of tne O A C, consisting
o Regents Apperson, Weatherford
and Daly, met in this city last
week to look after certain work
connected with the system of toilets,
also to consider certain matters re
lating to the construction of the
Agricultural Hall which is soon to
A scarcity of beef cattle is re
ported throughout the valley and
butchers are experiencing some
trouble in securing beef to supply
the local markets. Last week
George Smith canvassed the county
as far south as Eugene in search of
beef cattle and did not have very
good success. Messis. Smith &
Taylor have been obliged to ship
some beef from Portland to supply
the demand of their patrons in this
"From the Telephone-Register
we copy the following: 'Eugene
has sometimes been accused of
hoggishness in her work in the
association, but Corvallis can grunt
louder and show longer bristles
than Eugene can ever hope to do.'
This," in our opinion, is pushing
things little too far. All parties
that were at Corvallis will attest
that Corvallis did the honors nobly
and will surely say they were
treated well." McMinnville News.
Mrs. M. E. Hoxter is in Cor
vallis working in the interest of the
Florence Crittenton Home which
shelters the social outcast. Mrs..
Hoxter will hold a meeting for
women this evening (Tuesday) in
the Presbyterian church, commenc
ing at 7:30 o'clock. Mrs. Hoxter
will be elad to welcome all. the
ladies of Corvallis, includisg girls
over thirteen years of age, to this
meeting for she has something of
vital importance to them. Subject,
"The dangers which- beset girl
hood." The open season for trout-fishing
in Oregon begins Monday, April 1,
and lasts till September 30. It is
unlawful to take, catch or kill any
trout or salmon less than five
inches in length, and such must be
carefully disentangled from the
hok and transmitted to the water
without violence. It is unlawful to
sell or offer far sale any speoics of
trout at any time. It is unlawful
to catch more than 125 in one day.
It is unlawful to take trout between
one hour after sue set, and one hour
before sunrise. ' .
The Cooley Company closed a
week's engagement at the Opera
House Saturday night. Probably
the best work done here by the
company as a whole was in "Lost
Paradise" and "bapho. It is
claimed that the litter play is
Clyde Fitch's dramatization, con
sidered the best, and Mr. Cooley
and Miss Kingsbury make much of
some excellent opportunities. We
can conscientiously recommend the
company to theatre-goers of our
sister cities, who are as yet unac
quainted with their work.
E. W. Strong, manager of the
Corvallis Oak Lumber Co., was in
Dallas, Saturday, making arrange
ments for moving their large saw
mill onto a portion of the D. M.
Guthrie farm, purchased by the
company last fall. They expect to
put in a large mill and also ma
chinery for turning out spokes and
hubs. This mill will add another
important industry to Dallas' rap
idly growing list of manufacturing
institutions. Observeer. To cor
rect an impression, which one
might gather from reading the
above, we will say that it is not the
Corvallis sawmill which is to be
moved to Dallas, but the com
pany's branch mill at Dilley. Busi
ness enterprises are not moving
away from Corvallis just now. On
the contrary, capital is seeking in
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ANNUAL" LOCAL INST'TUTE.
A Large and Enthusiastic loratneriHE
of Teachers Mich Good Accomplished.
The city of Corvallis was filled
last Friday and Saturday with a
large number of strangers. The
occasion being the holding of the
thirteenth local teachers' institute
of Benton county. The session be
gan Friday in the Methodist Epis
copal church. This large and com
modious edifice was comfortably
filled with patrons, teachers and
citizens. The object of this meet
ing was to assist the teachers of our
city school in their effort to obtain
a school library. The literary pro
gram was prepared by the teachers
of this school, under the supervision
of Prof. A. (3. McDonald. Supt.
Denman asked for Prof. McDonald
to come forward and take charge of
the evening exorcises. The pro
gram consisted of a flag song by
a number of little girls; recitation
by another little girl; vocal solo by
Dr. Oathey, and the address of the
evening by President W. C. Haw
ley of the Willamette University.
His subject was "The Brain Cells
and their Development." President
Hawley has acquired a reputation,
second to none, as a lecturer. His
last effort only added new laurels
to those already won. His address
showed careful research, much
study, and was greatly enjoyed by
everyone. After the lecture Prof.
McDonald made an appeal for
financial help for the library.
Slips of paper were distributed
throughout the audience for pledges
to assist in the undertaking. It is
understood that the library work
received a substantial sum.
The Saturdav session bejjan
promptly at 10:30 a. m. in the
Public School building with about
forty teachers present. The pro
gram was as fellows: Singing by
Institute, lead by Mr. D. A. Prich
ard; Rev. F. L. Moore offered invo
cation; song by pupils from Miss
Alderson's grade; address, "Work
of the Dust," President W. C. Haw
ley; phonic reading, Mrs. May
Nelms. This was one of the best
exercises of the day. Mrs. Nelms
gave her methods in teaching this
system of reading, and took the
teacher through all the necespary
steps. Her work was made more
interesting by regular class work.
The pupils participating in these
exercises gave a good account of
themselves and of their teacher.
"Methods in Arithmetic" was.
taken up by Prof. N. Tartar. He
gave his method of presenting com
pround proportion. A lively dis
cussion arose over this subject, lead
by Prof. J. M. Martindale, princi
pal of the Albany schools. Prof.
R. P. Goin and Pro- J. W. Craw
ford continued the 'discuseiou by
giving methods of teaching certain
subjects in arithmetic. Prof. J. H.
Ackerman, state superintendent,
talked for a short time of changes
that had been made in the school
law. He discussed the new law
on attendance of teachers at the
institutes, the new teachers' regis
ters, library law and course of
Study. Under the new law which
will go into effeGt May 24, each
district will have to furnish their
school with a janitor. Heretofore
the teacher has been compelled to
do this work after school hours.
This will no doubt be good news to
the teachers of our county. After
May 24 the school districts of this
state can only spend 15 per cent of
tne money received trom the county
and state school funds for expenses
incurred in running their schools.
The new law makes it mandatory
for every school district to spend 85
per cent of the money drawn for
teachers' salaries. Not one cent of
this 85 per cent can be used for any
other purpose. It might be well
for the echool beards ef our county
to take notice of this change at the
beginning of the school year. .
Prof. W. A. McGb.ee gave a very
interesting talk on "School Man
agement" and "Nature Study" waB
presented in a very interesting and
profitable manner by Prof. A. B.
Cordley. The subject ef "Spelling
was not discussed by Prof. Horner,
owing to the lateness of the hour.
Instead of this he talked briefly
on the "Normal Institute" which is
to be held at Newport during the
coming summer under his super
vision. He carefully outlined the
plans and gave other - information
concerning this coming meeting.
The indications are bright for a
very, successful meeting at this
time. The leading educators of our
state have signified their willing
ness to assist. Such men as Supt.
R'gler of Portland, Pres. Hawley,
Prof. Ackerman and Pres. Camp
bell are interested in the meeting
With such a support, this gather
ing of teachers promises to be not
only a success but a valuable
acquisition to our teachers gather
ings in this state. It will compare
favorably with the Chautauqua at i
Miss Edith Alderson officiated as
pianist and Mr. L. W. Oran as sec
retary. 1 he next institute isto be
held in Philomath the latter part
of April or the first of May.
One tlaing. suggests another.
Let a man tell a good story and
he is no sooner through than
someone tells a better one. On
account of the flattering prices
offered of late by tie Corvallis
merchants for eggs, this valuable
article has been the 'nurce ef
much discussion and a few good
Some days age an old-timer,
from Polk county, grew remi
niscent and launched forth in
good style, with all attention to
circumstance and detail with a
tale that finally turned toward
eggs. He recited the condition,
some years ago, of the old narrow-gauge
which ran between
Airlie, Polk county, and Port-,
ianc. now tne tracK was un
ballasted and it took two full
days to make the round trip.
Sometimes the cars were derailed
and hoars were lost jack-screwing
them back. The conductor
was a jolly good fellow and his I
name was "Jack ." If
hunting was good he mightt stop
his train anywhere and marshall
his crew for a few hours' bird
shooting. If it was the season
of the year for such things the
whole "capoodle" would go
swimming or picking berries.
It was supposed to be an accom
modation train, aud it was any
body shipping for Portland must
needs take a lunfth basket and
There were no stations or
station houses in those days
and all one had to do was
to wave his hat when they were
traveling at "high speed," or
run the train down when ran
ning on schedule time in order
to jet aboard. Jack was known
to everybody, and would take a
dozen eggs or a roll of butter to
market for any good farm wife
and bring back whateves she de
sired in lieu of the produce. He
was always equal to the trust im
posed in him, although he was
obliged to procure everything
from a paper of pins to a spring
hat, or a wedding dress. At one
place the road ran between the
farm house and the barn of a very
respectable lady whose place was
situated between Dallas and Air
lie. On a certain occasion the
good lady "flagged" the "ac-j
commodation" and handed Jack
a basket of eggs, remarking that
it contained five dozen and elev
en, out tnat tfiere was a hen on
the nest and if he would wait
aDoui nueen minutes sue could
send an even six dozen to mar
ket. Jack waited.
In Oregon City.
G. W. Bigham, of Corvallis,
who recently purchased the Pa
cific Ssda Works in Oregon City,
has taken possession of the plant
and is getting ready to extend
the business of making and sell,
ing soda water. Mr. Bigham
has a large plant! aft Corvallis
and is a successful manufacturer
f carbonated waters and flavor
ing syrups. He will soen meve
from the west to the east side of
Main street so that he will be
able t pipe pare water to tlis
factory from a well near the
ledge of rocks. Mr. Bigham is
not very complimentary while
speaking of the water used for
domestic purposes in Oregon
City. He says ift is so impure
that ha cannot use ifc for making
soda water. He says that dead
cats and mortified mud turtles
are not good in soda water. He
declares that when Willamette
river water is strained through
the teeth, the larger pieces of
organic matter do not enter the
stomach, bnS that any impurity
spoils pink pop. Oregon City
Local Farmers' Institute.
A one-session Farmers' Institnte will
be held in connection with Corvallis
Grange, in the college chapel, at 1 :30 p.
m., Saturday, March 30th. Following is
the program :
Wheat Pests Prof. A. B. Cordley
Vocal Solo Miss Ellen Chambsrlain
Rotation of Cops Dr. Jas. Withycombe
Dairy Problems Prof. F. L. Kent
A cordial invitation is extended to all
farmers, and others, whether grange
members or not, to attend and lake part
in the discussions.
invited to call and in
new supply, of cattern
spect our large,
hats. Opening March 28-29-30,
FULLIMGTON & HoTOS,
Cor. 3rd and Monroe
A Call for Warrants.
Notice is hereby given that there -is
money in the treasury to pay all "gen
eral fund" warrants up to 'and including
No. 2873, endorsed Nov. 14, 1899, and
all "street fund" warrants, up to and in
cluding No. 844, endorsed Nov. 27, 1900.
Interest will be stopped on the same
from this date. William McLagan,
City Treasurer. -
Dated, Corvallis, Or., March 15, 1901.
An Historical Hunt.
. Jesse Spencer is a great hand
at saving all sorts of letters,
notices, documents, programs,
and goodness Tinows what not,
that have any bearing on the do
ings of the people of this com
munity. The other day, while
rummaging through his effects, he
unearthed a document that is
quite ancient and will prove of
interest to those who participated
in the hunting matches last win
ter, and also to the old-Vlmers.
The document in question was
an agreement between T. J.
Buford and R. J. Hudson, cap
tains of two hunting parties.
signed by all members compos
ing the contesting teams. It is
quite an imposing and legal aps
pearing paper and was drawn m
December, 1878, by Judge W.
S. McFadden. A section reads
"We and each of us, hereby
certify on honor as gentlemen,
with the same solemnity as if
respectively under oath, that
each point, or all points have
been killed by me or members of
my hunting side between the
hours of 1 o'clock a. m. and 8
o'clock p. m, of the 30th day of
.December, 1S78; that no points
have been obtained from any
parties other than members ot
my own hunting side."
Captain T J Buford was backed
by the following men: A L.
Young, Zeph Job, E Wrenn, E
H Taylor, Frank Rayburn, John
Huffman, N Baesen, W Al
brecht, W T Huffman, John Gol
mer, Geo Biddle, L- Wilson, Eli
King and TJ Creighton. RJ
Hudson placed his chances of
victory in tha hands of Billy Ba
ker, J Lufler, John Rock, Mark
Bailey, Rnbe Kiger, Abe Kiger,
John Baker. J S Palmer, W S
MeFadden, Dr. Green, Jesse
Brown, Ed Thayer, George
Emrick, E Kerslinger and Robt
The score was, Bnford's team,
2,158 points, against 2,006 ef
Hudson's sporfemen. It is wor
thy of note that Judge McFad-
rWn had ATiW
as & op
"skun" ponent and that Nick
him 20 points. ("Mac" may
not like public mention made f
this fact.) Many of the men
who participated in this graad
hunt of more than twenty-two
years ago are unknown to the
majority of Corvallis residents f
today, while some have passed
to the great unknown. T J
Buford, the victorious captain,
is agent at the Siletz Indian Res
ervation. R- J. Madson, died
in this city many years ago.
Nick Baesea and Thayer are
both in Alaska. Wffi. Baker,
f Eastern Oregon, was in Cor
vallis last winter when death
overtook his sister, Mrs. G. B.
Smith. Many of the partici
pants are still residents of this
city and couaty, whila others
have gone forth into Ike great
world and all trace of them has
The executive committee of the
intercollegiate oratorical association
met at Salem Saturday, and offi
cially aequitted Elwood Minchin of
the charge of plagiarism preferred
againBt him by McMinnville col
lege. The meeting consumed sev
eral hours, and the matter was
thoroughly discussed. . A secret
ballot was taken, resulting in seven
votes for acquittal and one for con
viction. After the decision had been
reached, H. B. Esson, of Mon
mouth, introduced the following
resolution, which was adopted with
out a dissenting vote:
'Resolved, "That we, the exec
utive committee of the Intercolle
giate Oratorical Association of Ore
gon, do hereby exonerate' Elwood
Minchin, of Pacific College, from
the charge of plagiarism, preferred
against him by McMinnville Col
lege, and that we assure him our
heartiest support in the interstate
J. D. Zercher, secretary of the
present executive cemmittee, repre
sented ' the Agricultural College at
Our spring stock of men' boys'
and chiidrens' clothing, shoes and
furnishing goods have arrived.
Nolan & Callahan.
. Sheriff's Notice to Taxpayers.
Notice is hereby given that there is at
tached to the tax roll a warrant com
manding me to return said roll to the
county court on or before the first day
of April, together with the entries there
on of all monies to me paid; therefore,
if you do not wish your names to go
upon the delinquent roll pay your taxes
on or before said first day of April, 1901.
I have no discretion in the matter and
will close the roll and return the same
to the county court on Saturdav evening,
March 30, 1901, as by law required. '
' M. P. BUKHETT,
We are prepared this season to show you a larger and more up-to-date
line of Gent's Furnishing Goods than ever befor?
Gold and Silver Shirts.
The most popular brand in America.
fancy. Silver brand,, $1
FRONT 3 IN. BACK2'2IN
For Collars We have any kind
lKlUMla . f I ..
Fancy Hose E'e line. Handkerchiefs, Ties, Suspenders, Gloves, Etc.
Nelson's Custom-Fit $3.50 Shoes for Men.
Our Spring stock is superb, comprising all the new styles in patent kid,
lew cuts, black and tans.
Made To Order filnthinn.
C We have three books from America's
Keeps constantly on
A paekage of Arm & Hammer Soda is given free with
every sack of the latter
Hay, Oats, Grain. Bran, Shorts, Potatoes
pFish, Eggs, Poultry, Etc.
JOHN LENGER, Manager
Corvallis' Most Popular Eating House
Fresh bread daily. A complete
nuts kept canstantly on hand. Smokers supplies p
a specialty. $t
I H. W. HALL, Proprietor.
i?Job Printing . (SCP
Ten acres, with house and barn, close
to college. Enquire at this office.
Putnam Fadeless Dye Yellow, is
absolutely fadeless to either sun.
light, washing or bleaching, and
colors about twice as much goods
as others. 10a per package. Sold
by Graham & Wells.
. A good stock farm for either cattle or
goats, in Alsea. Enquire of
Get your Job Work done here
people are killed every year in this
country by CONSUMPTION. The
fault is theirs. No one need hay
consumption. It is not hereditary.
It is brought on by neglect. Yon
have a slight cold and cough. You
do nothing to get rid of it.
will cure a cough or cold in one
"Shiloh's is an unfailing cure for coughs,
throat and lung troubles. It will cure con
sumption. It is a remarkable remedy."
A. . SALTER, M. 1)., Buffalo, N. Y.
Shiloli'a Consumption Core is sold by all
druggists at 25c, 60c, SI.OO a bottle. A
rLnted guarantee goes with every bottle,
f you are not satisfied go to your druggist
and get your money back.
Write for illustrated book on consumption. Sent
without cost to you. S. C. Weils t Co., LeRoy, N. Y
Sold b Graham c Wortham.
S FOR MEN I
The very latest stylesjin.white and
00 ; Gold brand, $1 50.
LO N D ON
you want. All the new styles just in
foremost tailoring firms to select from
hand the celebrated
stock of candies, fruits and $
How It lis Done.
The first object in life with thn
American people is to "get rich;"
the second, how to regain geci
health. The first can be obtained
by energy, honesty and saving;
the second, (good health) by using
Green's August Flower. Should
ou be a despondent sufferer from
any of the effects of Dyspepsi..,
Liver Complaint, Appendicitis, In
digestion, etc., such as Sick Head
ache, Palpitation of the Heart,
Sour Stomach, Habitual Costive
ness, Dizziness of the Head, Ner
vous prostration, low spirit3, etc.;
you need not suffer another day.
Two doses of the well known August
Flower will relieve you at oucc.
Go to Graham & Wortham and
get a sample bottle free. Regular
size, 75 cents. Get Green's Prize
Before purchasing a piano or organ
there are a few questions it is well to
consider. First: Is the instrument made
to use or simply to sell ? Second : Is
the the tone, action and finish first class?
Third: Is the price reasonable? Cheap
instruments are expensive at any price.
Why? Because they never givesalis
faction, beingconstructed of the cheap
est material hastily thrown together.
To secure the value of your money there
is one certain way. Buy an instrument
which has not only an established repu
tation for years, but which has kept up
with every improvement of msdern
times. If you then would like such an
instrnment with a tone, action and fin
ish unsurpassed, I have tham, and cin
furnish you any at the lowest price.
Call around. Moedatjkt Goodnocgh.
Pests trad. Fencing.
The Corvallis Sawmill Co. have just
received a carload ef split cedar posts,
the very finest posts on earth.
Buyers are invited to inspect this stock
fore purchasing elsewhere. I