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IE C0RVALL1S GAZET f .
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1901.
SPRING 1901 STYLES
Wo have now o sale, and new
Spring Suits & Dress
,Oor saits eompiise the newest and
kt sf the lute creations such as coat and
belero effeots and postillion backs. New
style skirts are alio shown and jackets
The price of our suits range from $8.00
S, E; Young 8? Son.
Mr. and 'Mm. S. Chipman were
passengers to the coast Tuesday.
Rev. L. M. Boozer will preach in
tlu Mt. View school house Sunday
afternoon at half past two o'clock.
Mius Dora Porter of Halsey spent
a few hours in Corvallis, Wednes
day, on her way to Newport for a
two week's recreation."
Baptist church Sunday School
as usual at 10 o'clock. No preach
ing till first Sunday in September.
Rev. Noble and wife having gone
to visit their son in North Yakima,
" Rev. L. Myron Boozer will preach
in the United Evangelical church,
morning and evening on Sunday.
Morning sermon, "The Prayer Life."
Service of interest to all in tho even
ing. A cordial invitation to all.
; A belated telegram to the Ore
goniao announces the death of Dr.
Clementine T. Bell, at Tunnel No.
7, hear Glendale, Or., July 15th.
Mrs. Boll was formerly" n resident
of Corvallis" andT was highly re
- Attorneys C. E. Woodson and Roe
co Bryson returned Tuesday from
a several days hunting trip in the
Alsea country. They report large
catches of fish, but eay that a party
of Jbunters whoxeeently visited that
section with dogs drove all the deer
.'i Percival Nash passed through
Corvallis, Monda7, eh route to
Portland from his parents' home at
Nashville. It is thought that after
a short visit in Portland Mr. Nash
will again embark for Dawson City,
"where he has made his home our
ing the past few years.
Jas. S. Booth arrived in Corvallis
Wednesday, from the coast, and'
yesterday he passed on to Portland
en route to Issaqua, Wash. He
returns to his position which he
held in that place. Mrs. Booth
will remain at Nye Creek until the
close of the summer season.
S. N. Wilkins leaves today with
the W. O. W. excursion for Port
land, and will proceed to Tha Dalles
to visit his wife, who is with her
father in his lonely home at that
place, and attend to some business
interest he has in that vicinity dur
ing his visit. Mr. Wilkins will be
dhaent frtiir ar fivn daTH.
Monday, E. W. Strong and fam
ily started for Belknap Springs on
a campiug tour. Mr. Strong will
be away a Week or such a matter,
but Mrs. Strong will probably camp
in that saction for six weeks or two
months. During their absence
Harold Stroug and wife will occupy
the dwelling of Mr. Strong's par
The quarters in the Occidental
building that have heretofore been
occupied as a saloon will in a short
time be converted into an office for
: the use f Wells Fargo & Co's. Ex
press. W. O. Heckart will do the
necessary work ef remodeling and
when the - proposed changes have
been made, Logan Hays, the genial
local agent, will preside over an
office of which he may be proud.
Tomorrow, C. A. Gerhard wil
assume the proprietorship of the
Book Store in this city. I. R.
Daniel retires to engage in other
business and the necessary papers
will be made Out tomorrow. This
is not Mr. Gerhard's first venture
in this business. It will be re
membered that he was at one time
the proprietor of this identical store.
He desires all his old-time patrons,
and many new ones, to call on him
at his place of business. We sec
ond the motion.
It now devolves upon the book
publishers- having the contracts to
place their books in the several de-
positories designated by the state
Jaw, creating the Text-book Com
mission ana providing ior me ae-
J ?J- e i
positories to be established in every
county in the state. The3e books
. must be deposited by the publish
era and ktmt on sale at the contract
prices and the .old books heretofore
in use io this state may be-exchanged
for the new selected by the
Commission to take their place.
Depositaries in Bentoa county are
located in Corvallis, Monroe, Philo
rastij, Wella and Dusty.
W. A. Sanders, the watchmaker.
The little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fied Hall is -dangerously ill.
Fred Overlander returned, Wed
nesday, from a business visit to
Tho first water melons of ths
reason were in the Corvallis market
Mrs. Danncman nnd family are
moving into the residence just north
I ot the home of Jan. Fiett.
j Rsv. P. A. Mosss is moving into
the Standloc homo recently pur
chased by his son, Victor Moses.
Mr3. Tho3. Jones anil child are
expected home, Sunday, frim a visit
with relatives at Seaside and As
toria. Arthur L. Finley, a Portlandsr,
was in Uorvauis yesterday. He is
visiting his uncle, Hugh Finley, of
Irish Bend. '
Rube Kiger figured in a runaway
accident Wednesday evening, when
he was slightly used up and his
hack badly damaged.
The Corvallis creamery is ship
ping betwoen 80 and 100 gallons of
cream daily, lhis represents an
industry of great importance.
The Gospel Temperance Meeting
will be held Sunday afternoon at
o'clock, in the Presbyterian
church. Mrs. Humbert will deliv
er the addrnss.
Mrs. E. W. Fisher is dangerous
ly ill at her home in this city. Her
daughter, Mrs. Allie Thompson,
and other relatives have been
called to her bedside by telegraph.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Reed and family
and Mrs. A. F. Peterson and family
expect to leave today for Upper
Soda. They expect to camp - in
that section for two or thron weeks.
The threshing outfit of Norm
Lilly will be put in- operation next
Monday." The first work will be
done on the H. F. Fischer place,
just soutE of town. Mr. Lilly is
making preparations for a lengthy
run this season.
Prof. A. S. Hitchcock, of the de
partment of agriculture, was in the
city Tuesday and Wednesday of
this week. Mr. Hitchcock is an ex
pert in grasses and shiub3. Wed
nesday, in company with Prof. E.
R. Lake, he visited the farm of
Hon. T. H. Cooper to suspect some
rare grasses. -
Wednasday forenoon, the thresh
ing machine of Linderman & Co.
began threshing some English Rye
for Geo. W. Smith, north of town a
short distance. In the afternoon
they started threshing grain. Yes
terday the threshing outfit of Scott
&Bennett started to wprk up on
ueaver creeK. in a tew days re
ports of the yields can be had and
we will, all know about the way our
crops are sizing up.
Marion Wood3. leaves with his
family next month for Moscow,
Idaho, to accept the position of fore
man of the farm and chair of assis-
tart-professor of agriculture in the
agricultural college of that state.
Mr. "Woods has been employed en
the farm at the O A C for the past
three years and is regarded as a
vauable man at that institution,
While his many friends regret his
departure, they wish him success in
his new held.
Without disparagement to the in
teriors of other churches of Cor
vallis we "believe that the appear
a&ce of the walls and ceiling of the
Christian church are now the most
beautiful and artistic of those of
any f our houses of worship. The
liarnhart brothers have just finish
ed these decorations. The walls
are paperel but the ceiling is paint
ed in water colors and finished m
relief work. This is the first of
this kind of work done in this city.
Its effect is beautiful.
The,0ne thing that Oregon needs
above all others is advertising. Man
can not improve upon her resources,
her climate, her fortunate geograph
ical location nor the camber and
direction of her rivers. These
things are her own and were hers
before she knew the white man.
Man ean develop her resources, en
joy her climate, take advantage of
what nature offers. Those of us
who are heie owe it to ourselves
and the people abroad to let the
world know whetein Oregon excels,
To do this we must advertise. We
clip the following from the Repre
senlativ of Nevada, Iowa: "A
small box of Royal " Ann cherries
has reached this office from N. F:
Gillespie, .of ; Corvallis, Oregon.
They are, we think, the richest
cherries we have ever tasted, and
we should heartily endorse the cul
tivation of that particular variety
of cherries in Iowa. If Oregon is
the only state that can raise them
then Oregon is a good state to
live in." . - :
The show window of F. L. Mil
ler's establishment presents a dis
play of shoes that is in every way
creditable to-, any city. - The win
dow is full of the celebrated "Top
Round" shoes none hotter on
earth, at auy price.
Services Sunday morning and evening
at the MetUodiit Episcopal church. Some
special music provided ior the evening
apart from the service of song.
Fbank L. Moore, Pastor,
Reese Beery Meets Death in Eight Feet cf
. Water Almost Within Reach of a Half
Three weeks ago Reese P.
Beery and his young wife came
to Corvallis, strangers, and took
up their home among us. To
day his corpse itarts on its long
journey lor tee home lie leit iu
Michigan three months ago, ac
companied by the broken-hearted
little woman who has receiv
ed such loving sympathy and as
sistance in her bereavement from
the kindly people of Corvallis.
The Gazette mentioned his ar
rival in Corvallis, but aside from
this introduction few people had
formed his acquaintance. Just
before noon, Wednesday, the
news was spread that a man had
fallen off the ferry, -and soon
Beery' s name was upon every
Hp. Some curious people rush
ed to tho ferry landing and gazed
at the water, but no effort) was
made to recover the body Until
T. W. Dilley arrived en the scene
about one o'clock. He immedi
ately set about arranging a drag
and with the assistance of Geo.
Eglin began searching for the
body. Later R. S. Huston and
Roscoe Bryson secured a boat
and joined in the search. Soon
the river bank was lined with
people, who remained silent
spectators nntil the body was
lifted into their boat by Bryson
and Huston shortly after 2 o'clock
The corpse was brought ashore,
aftd. after a little dslay taken to
the undertaking parlors of S. N.
Wilkins, where the inquest was
Examination of witnesses was
conducted bv Attorney E. R.
Bryson before Coroner Wilkins
and the following jury; W. P.
L,aflerty, A. Kisor, J. E. Martis,
Geo. W..Henkle, J. Wrage, and
W. J. Howell.
After examining the body, Dr.
Pernot stated that he found no
marks ot violence; that the
lnngs were filled with water, and
that death resulted from drown
ing. ; - - '
From the testimony of R. I.
Taylor and T. W." Dilly these
facts were gleaned: Beery came
to Corvallis two weeks ago last
Sunday. Being a Maccabee,. ha
approaohed Mr. Taylor, of the
local tent, and stated that he
came to Oregon from Millgrove,
Michigan, &bou4 three months
ago. : tie was married at that
place abou tw6 years ago, and
sihoe his, arrival in this state he
and.his wife had been residing at
Saver. , The next iaornisg after
his conversation with Taylor lie
asked Mr. Dilley for employ
ment, lit. Taylor introduced
Beery around asd. later. he
brought his -wife and househeld
effects' to Corvallis and moved
into the house just south of the
Dilley house. A week ago Wed
nesday Bight he visited the, Mac
cabee lodge, and those who made
his acquaintance were most fa
vorably Impressed- His papets
showed that he was a member in
good standing of Delano Tent,
No. Q02, of Allegan, Mich., and
carried a policy lor $2,ooo.
Upoa inquiry the Gazette
finds that he was a faithful work
er. Some days ago he went to
Philomath with T. E.4 Morse - to
saw wood. Whtn they reached
that city they Jbund the steam
woodsaw broken and Mr. Beery
was disappointed in securing this
employment. - Hs remarked at
the time that he Was "the most
unlucky man in the world."
Jnly 23rd, lie was at Mr. Morse's
home, and told the family that
that was his 25th birthday.
Last Tuesday morning he told
Fred Blumhart, the ferryman,
that he, would like to seetire work
of 9ome kind. Ha was told that
the Spafllding company wanted
a man to assist in keeping the
logs ia their drive n6w passing
Corvallis from foaling the ferry.
He was given this task and be
gan work at noon thai day, tush
ing tile logs out 01 trie terry's
course with a.ike cole. He-!
said he oould not swim and Mr.
Blam&art warned him of the
danger, and advised him to stand
at the rear end ot the ferry and
assist in propelling it, leaving
the mora expsrienced men lo
handle the logs. He was ambi
tions, however, and worked at
the bow ef the boat.
The stOry of his death is thns
told by T. B. Jones, an eye wit
ness: I saw Beery for the first
time 'Wednesday. I. was cross
ing the river on my way to din
ner, and, wis helping to keep
logs out ot the. way of the ferry,
We were approaching the west.
shore and had gone about two
thirds of the way across the riven
when Beery, who was standingj
at tae upper front corner of the
boat placed his pike against a lo;
and 6hoved it away. - When it
passed Out of reach of the pike,
Beery let the end of that instru.
rasnt drop to tha bottom of the !
river.' The other end ho held in!
his hands, and turned with his j
back in the direction of the shore j
We were approaching, the pole'
across and in front of him. As J
he stood outside of the pole, !
whea the apron of the ferry j
struck it he was thrown back-1
wards inta the river. I was'
about ten feet from where he had j
been standing on the lower side!
of the apron. He passed under
the apron and came up about
midway of the ferry on the lower1
side and shouted 'Help!' I1
dropped my pole, jumped oyer!
the guard rail and tried lo reach j
him with my hand. . He remain- j
ed at the surface about (en sec
onds, aud I never saw him again
alive." The water was eight or
ten feet deep, where Beerv fell '
in, and about the same depth at
the point where he was taken
out, 60 or 70 yards further down
the stream. Other persons oa
the boat at the time were Fred
Blnmhart, a Mr. Kendall and
two or three strangers. There
were also a couple of teams and
wagons. Mr. BlumharS was a6
the wheel. He did not see
Beery fall iu. He heard one of
the teamsters shout, and saw
Jones climb over the guard rail.
He ran to see what was the mat
ter and saw Berry jnst as he was
sinking. He was making no
effort to swim. He was about
10 feet from the ferry. A book- j
ed pole was reached to Beery
without result. , Byron Nixon
saw the accident from the ferry
landing. He rowed out in a
small bsats to the scene, but
could see ho trace of the drown
R. L,. Taylor earned the news
to Mrs. Beery. She had prepar
ed dinner and was standing in
the door watching for the loved
one whose dead body was lying
at the oottom of the river. She
faiated from the "first shock of
the dreadful tiding but, later
calmed herself and bore her be
reavement with much fortitude.
VERDICT OF CORONERS JURY.
In the matter of the inquest
upon the body of Reese Beery."
Having been duly sworn, find
that the deceased came to his
death by accidental drowning.
having fallen from the ferry boat
at the crossing of the Willamette
river at Corvallis.
-vWr 'E; IvAFFERTY,
G. W. Henkxe,
A. KlSoR, , ;
"W. H. Howard, .
J. E. Martin.
Corvallis, Or., July 31, 1901.
Mrs. Leonii MeNulty.
The life of humanity is so com
plex that the death of even a
"stranger within the gates" causes a
feeliug of sadness. When, after a
residence of many years'' spent in a
life of active service in our midst, a
good woman passes away, the sad
ness deepens into sorrow and the
loss becomes a personal one to a
large circle of f j lends. Such ia the loss
Corvallis has sustained in the death
of Mrs. Leona McNulty. A child
of the Sunny South, she was . mar
ried in her 'teens and at the early
age of twenty years was left a 'wid
ow with an infant son, and soon af
ter coming with the family of her
father, the late B. T. Taylor, to this
town where she has resided contin
uously since. She wa,3 a woman of
strong individuality, of generous
impulses and great energy, and
while she made her hom& with her
father, she preferred to be independ
ent. With a passionate love for
tho-beautiful and naturally artistic,
when she turned her attention to-
dress-making she proved a success,
and for over twenty" yearB her life
has been a busy one. Her ckild
had grown to early manhood, and
giying promise of mora than ordin
ary talent, when he fell, a victim of
consumption. He was a devoted
sen and her loss was irreparable.
Of fine personal appearance, a wo
man of queenly carriage, sae was a
true type of tha southern matron
who graced the homes of tha South
in its palmy days. But when the
conditions changed they bravely met
the issues and carried into their
business lines that touch of dignity
that always commands respect and
she was ever a welcome guest - in
the homes of her patrons on all 00-
casions. wnen. a tewmontns since
her health failed, she hoped by care
and rest to regainjt. But wjien ft
few'weeks ago it was revealed to
her that she was in the last stages
of consumption, she met her fate
with the same high courage that
had sustained her in the past, and
conscious of a life well spent, she
went forward bravely to meet the
end, with a fall assurance, that the
Ruler of the Universe is not un
mindful of His own, and that "He
doeth all things well."
Leona Taylor was born at Col
nmbus, Miss., August 29, 1846. She
married James McNulty in that
city, December 27, 18C6. In com
pany with her parents and other
members of her familv she and her
husband came to Saa Francisco via
' "' " ON THE -
FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS.
Fifty-Cent Shirt . Waist at.............:
Seventy-Five-Cent ' Shirt Waists at...
Dollar Shirt Waist at........
Dollar Fifty Shirt Waists at....
Two Dollar Shirt Waist at 1
This is a Genuine Bargaifl Sale, so come 'early and get first choice as they will not last long
at these prices.
the Isthmus of Panama, in 18G9.
That same year Mr. McNulty was
accidentally burned to death at
Stockton, California. Shortly alter
his death the family moved to Cor
vallis and Mrs. McNultv has resld-
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but one child, Claude B. MeNolty. j
l : .1 r . - ioofi
vvuu uibu ui (,-UDBUuipuou, in J.OOO,
at the age of IS years. Mrs. Mc
Nulty was one of ten children born
to Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Taylor. Of
these, but three survive her: Mrs.
M. L. Ledgerwood, of Seattle; and
Dr. E. H. Taylor and James C.
Taylor, of this. city.
Tha funeral service was conduct
ed at the family residence by Rev.
Dr. E. J. Thompson yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clock. A large num
ber of friends were present, and fol
lowed the hearse to the Odd Fellow's
cemetery where the last rite3 were
performed.- : - '.- .A'C.
The wedding of . Attorney
Julian N.' McFadSen an3 Miss
E. Agnes Whitaker occurred at
the-home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Whitaker,
ten miles south ef Corvallis,
Wednesday . flfferaosn, Jnly 31,
at 4 o'clock. Rev. Father Jnrek
performed the impressive service
of the Catholio eharch ia the
presence of relatives and imme
diate friends ot the 'bride and
groom: After the ceremony
lunch was served and the Bappy
couple left for their eew, home in
this city at the corner of 8th and
The groom is the oldest son of
Julge W. S. McFadden. ' He
was born and grew to manhood
in this city, afld is now junior
mern.her ef the law firm of Mc
Fadden & McFadden, Hfsbriae
is also a native of Bestofl county
She is well known in Corvallis
where she has many friends.
Tha Gazette ioins these in
wishing , the young couple a
bappy and prosperous married
Killed a Deer.
Walter ' Wicks has a young
bird dog of which he is quite
proud. Wednesday afternoon,
in company with Cass Bryant, he
went into the prune orchard of
Joe Bryant, a mile or so north of
Corvallis, for the purpose of teach
ing the pup to retrieve. Walter
had a shotgun loaded with No. 6
shot and desired to shoot some
thing with features on in order to
see how his canine would act.
The boys "jumped" a deer, in
the orchard and Walter shot at
it, the charge taking effect in the
back of the deer's head. It, ran
a short distance and stopped,
when the young deer-slayer
sneaked up and shot it again,
this time with fatal effect. The
lads were greatly excited and
nearly wore themselves out in an
attempt to cut the animal's
throafc with an old pocket-knife
with a badly nicked blade.. The
animal was a 2-year.old buck.
Deer have frequently been seen
near town of late. Yesterday
morning, while going out to the
Odd Fellows' cemetery, Oliver
-I Treese and Henry Gerber saw a
deer just -west of town.
TH-A.T TTOXJ CAN
Fifty-Cent Crash Skirtt
Seventy-Five-Cent Crash Shirt.
Dollar Crash Skirt Skirt at
Dollar Fifty Crash Skirt at
Two Dollar Crash Skirt at
Five Dollar Crash
Four Dollar Crash
- R011 afld Dressed Fir Lumber
Corner of 5th and
For prices enquire at yards or
or Philomath, Oregon.
wra? Job Printing ,S?
gJlgP' at "this "office jfSllr
1 Corvallis' Most Popular Eating House
Fresh bread daily. A complete stock of candies, fruits and P
nuts kept canstantly on hand. Smokers supplies ft
" a specialty. !
H. W. HALL, Proprietor.
Men's and Boys'
Owing to the fact that we
T A. J 1 n "if- . t t
uesi stock. 01 Men s ana ioys tiiommg mat eyer cami
to Corvallis this Fall, we will have to expand onr cloth
ing room. Therefore we will sell all remaining clothin
At a Liberal Discount
15 Per Cent
uur new uioiumg mu uu
: ;n l.
ner & Marx I3rana best clothing on earth at the price
of all kinds of-
address the company at.Corvallis
will have the largest and
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