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THE C0RVALL1S GAZETTE.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1901.
W. S. Gardner, Photographer.
New goo la all t.ho time at N & C.
Iio'-ert Johnson! is recovering
froai a quite severe illries.
Don't forget the Box-Social at
Mr. Healey's residence Friday eve
ning. . . '"
After a three-months' visit, at
home, Roy Itiberleft yesterday
for Shoshone, Idaho, where he has
business interests. -
The Baptist church will be closed
for renovation until the 27th of this
month, whea all are invited to at
tend the reopening services. -
Rev. Noble and his daughter
Mrs. W. A. Sanders will be absent
next Sunday, attending the Bap
tist State Convention in Portland.
The residence of. Dr. Pernot at
the corner of 5th and Jefferson
streets, is being re-painted by R.
A. Bowman. The body is to be
white, with buff trimmings.
A very readable article oa "The
Girl Behind the Counter," from the
pan of Miss Harriet Phillips,
daughtor of Col. J. K. Philips, of
this city, appeared in last Sunday's
Let all holders of tickets for the
Jay Wm. Hudson lecture remem
ber that it will begin promptly at
8:15 t. m. Tickets at Gerhard's.
Reserved seats 35 cents, general ad
mission 25 cents.
Baby's first shoes fiee. The
Hamilton , Brown Shoo Co., will
present free of charge to all babies
born in 1901. one pair of Fine Kid
Shoes. Nolan & Callahan, distrib
titers for this section.
Seth Hurlburt, in order to keep
ud with his work as r s'ate record
keeper for the Order of Knights of
the Maccabees, purchased a nne
Remingtorj-Staole typewriter a few
days ago. He secured the machine
of C. A. Gerhard, the local agent,
and the price paid was $1C0.
The local teaehers; institute to be
held at Dusty on next Friday eve
ning, and the following Saturday,
will be held in tbo Grange Hall in
stead of the Church. This change
was made r.ecessary on account of
there being no organ in the church.
The prospects are excellent for a
rery large attendance.
Prune picking wan completed at
the nig Orchard of tbe lienton Uoun
ty Prune Co., Saturday. Every
thing is about completed at the big
dri'T lor this seasons run. The
company will have dried in the
neighborhood of 15,000 bushels of
prunes this year, in spue ot the un
favorable weather at the beginning
of the season.
While employed in the legging
camp of his brother, Tames Moore,
William Moore had the misfortune
to mash a couple of his fingers pret
ly badly a few days ago. This leg
cine camp Is located on the Island
a few miles above Cor vallis and
furnishes employment for ' eight
men. Mr. eMoere is getting eut
legs for the Cor vallis Sawmill Ce.
' From the following It ' would ap
pear laatthereiTnoney ill raising
clover in old Benton: This year
Diek Kiger raised 40 acres of closer
and aside from the pasturage and
hay it afforded he threshed about
ICO bushels of eljver seed off of the
40 acres. The seed is first-class
and is worth in the neighborhood of
$9 per bushel. At this figure the
clover seed threshed by Mr. Kiger
is. worth the neat little sum of II,
There is a law in Oregon to the
effeet that all persons doing busl
nets far the state, in advertising
far bids for any kind of work, ma
terial or produce must instrt In the
advertuemeut a olause giving Ore
gon's prodnce, manufactures and
materials of any kind the prefer
ence. Where it is impossible to se
cure what is required within our
own borders, it is rendered obliga
tory flpen the party transacting
business for th state to accept that
which is partly- produced or manu
factured within the state, where the
prices are such as will warrant it
How often do we see advertise
nlents for bids on state contracts
without any reference to the clause
that gives our own people a chance
G. L. Savage, writing to the
Homestead, speaks of a recent visit
to the Alsea yalley in this wise
Wednesday we crossed the summit
of the Coast mountains and entered
the Alsea valley. This is a beauti
f ul valley from one-half to one mile
in width and some fifty miles in
length. It has been settled more
or'iess for over fifty years. Th
land is very productive, and nearly
everybody is prosperous. Stock
raising is the principal industry,
there being almost unlimited range.
It is probably the greatest goat
country in America. Nearly every
one has from one hundred to five
hundred head, and all good grade
or pure. On account of the profit
in stock raising, farming has been
neglected till now; wheat is worth
60 cents per bushel, and the miller
has' offered to contract for five years
to pay 65 cents per bushel, with
W. A. Sanders, Jewe'er,
Pdter Rickard is having bis resi
dence in Jobs Addition painted.
Barnhart ia doing the work.
R. M. Davison, now of Salefo, ar
rived in thi3 city, Thursday, for a
few days visit with 0 jrva!li3 frien Is.
Marion and Jaspar, Havden came
out from Alsea, last Friday, to da
cio;iio trading. They returned ho:nc
Al Johnson, of Portland, arrived
m Corvallis rriciay evening ai
cauie up for a few days' hunting on
his old stamping ground.
Our stock of Mens and Boys
heavy Boots, Shoes and Rubber
goods is now complete, and oar
prices are right. N fe C.
Misses Leah and Gertrude Bar
clay, of Bruce, visited friends in
this city and at the O A U during
the latter part of last week.
The senior class in elee'rioity at
the O A C wired the pharmacy
building, Friday. It is now. all
fitted up with lights and bells.
Harry Barker arrived in Corvaf-
lie, Friday, from his Polk county
home. His purpose in coming was (
to visit relatives ana o'a-iime
Last week Miss Rae Toole went
to Salem to enter the Sacred Heart
Academy. She will attend the
academy during the winter. Her
mother accompanied her to Salem.
Dame Rumor 'persists in assert
ing that a certain young gentleman
of this city will take unto himself a
wife within the next thirty days.
The parly under scrutiny is a bar
A few days ago John Smith
moved his sheep, about 800 head,
frem the island above Coi vallis.
down to his Soap Creek place.
Ihey will be kept there during the
Word has been received to the
effect that John 03born arrived
safely at his old home in Pennsyl
vania. He was pretty well worn
out by his long j mrney, but soon
recovered and at last account was'
enjoying good health.
Last Friday, while engaged at
painting, Ray Barnhart had the
misfortune to run a splinter entire-
rough the index hnger of his
left hand. Rr. Rowley extracted
the splinter and Ruy is getting
along nicely at present. "
Wednesday evening members of
the Social Club met and formulated
plans for a series of entertainments
during the winter. The committee
selected for looking after the gen
eral detail work of the club consists
of Dr. Jas. A. Harper, Grant Elgin
and E. E. Wilson.
Quito a number of her friends
tendered Mrs. G. W. Garrow a sur
prise party at her residence in this
city, Friday evening Saturday
was her birthday and it was on ac
count of this occasion that her
friends congregated at her home
without informing her of their in
The Christian Endeavor society
of the Presbyterian church tender
ed a reception to the students of the
O A C, I'nday evening. J. he
church was filled to overflowing
with students who were royally en
tertained with games, conversation,
etc , and were treated to delicious
The man or boy who desires to
be well dressed, according to fash
ion's latest decree should visit our
store. Good dressers will be Sure
to come, in fact, the majority of the
best dressed men in the community
patroaize our firm, because they
get the very best fitting suits and
overcoats at -the lowest possible
prices consistent with quality and
durability. N & C,
Dr. James Withycombe, of this
city made an address at the state
fair recently held in balem, and in
the course of his remarks said:
The farmers of this state will realize
sooner or later that stock is an in
dispensible adjunct to successful
farming. While it may se'sm at
times that tbe crude products of the
farm are. beine fed to stock at
loss, in the end this system will
prove to be the most renumerative,
The buildins committee of the
beard of reeents of the O. A. C,
Consisting of J. K. Weatherfrrd,
John Daly and J. T. Apperson is
advertising for bids for the erection
and completion of an Agricultural
Hall to be located on the O.A O
grounds' ia this city. The "plans
and specifications were drafted by
Chas. II. Burggraf, architect. The
plans and specifications may be
seen at the office of John Daly, sec
retary of the board of regents, in
thiscitv. The Committee reserves
the right to r'ejeot any or all bids,
Toddv. Mrs. Agnes Thompson
and Tier daughters. Misses Emma
and Olive, expact to start for Boise
Idaho. Thev are going up there
in hones of benefitting Mrs. Thomp
son's rheumatism. Sue has tried
nearly everything with no beneficial
results and has concluded to try a
chanee of climate. Her daughter.
Miss Marv. went to Boise several
weeks aso to investigate and deter
mine if it was a desirable place for
them to locate. She ia still there
and likes the place very much
During the absence of the family
their residence will be occupied by
Prof. B. 0. Hayward and wife.
Tfao Pan American Exposition Silver Med
al tiie Second Mr. Fiscner Has Been
Awarded Inside of Four Years.
Again Mr. H. F. Fischer ia honored by
a silver medal at a World's fair for the
excellence of the flour produced at his
mill. In 1893, at the Omaha Exposition,
lio was awarded a medal and now word .
comes from the Fan American World's 1
Congress at Buffalo that be bap received
the same distinction there.' Evidently
this recognition of his flour does not
come by accident. There were many
competitive samples at hand and the ex
amination as to quality of product was
thorough and critical, vet he "wins, and
upon merit. It takes Bit ill now to man
ufacture anything, and especially to
grind wheat into material for our bmd
stuffs. Floor is a staple Article of the
commerce of the world, let alone the
consumption of it by the people of our j
own country. It is nothing new. Flour
has bean eaten as long as there has been
p9ople, and the securing of the prize
medal must be in a full field of compet
ition.. No donbt the floar deserves the
prize secured, and that the peculiar ad
aptation of Mr. Fischer to the manufac
ture of floor from wheat has gained this
honor to him.
It la worth living a life
time of hurd and devoted work to a cal
ling to get this prize, and we believe it is
a merited compliment to hia inventive
genius and close observance of business
Kir. Fischer seems inclined by nature
to the flouring mill business. - He was
raised from the time ho was four years
Id on a farm ia Illinois, about 13 miles
from Chicago. His first effort in this
line of work was when he built a mill
for chopping grain on the old farm ia
Illinois, which mill was afterwards sup
plied with burrs and flour was ground
This old mill was run by wind power
at first, though afterwards it was sup
plied with steam, which was used when
the wind calmed down. This wind mill
was 160 feet from the top of the fan to
th grouud, and the wind fans were four
in number very similar in pattern to the
most rudimentary ones' now seen, in the
Willamette Valley used to draw water
from stock wells on the prairie farms.
He finally arranged and improved this
mill so as to have a capacity of 33 barrels
of -flour per day..
Mr. Fischer came to Oregon in the
year 1877, and pin-chased the Corvallis
Flouring Mills plant, having sold the
one iu Illinois.
The Corvallis plant at that time had a
daily capacity of 50 barrels. There was
one building 40 by 50 feet with no ware
house room. It was then run wholly by
water power; it now has the same water
power as formerly, but it has in addition
strong steam powe r that is used when
tbe water is at a low stage. It now has
large commodious storage rooms water
tower, office, vaults, electric light plant
and many other conveniences.
The mills at Corvallis have a daily grind
ing. capacity of 203 barrels, which with
that of the Silverton mills owned by Mr.
Fischer makes a daily capacity of 400
barrels of flour.
There is also in connection with this
plant a large warehouse at Peoria, Linn
county, where is stored about 50,000
bushels of wheat annually, which is
shipped down the Willamette in the
winter time to the Corvallis Mills, a dis
tance Of 10 or 12 miles. "
Mr. Fischer, as said before, is a lover
of the milling business and is a practical
mechanic. He always has a work shop
in connection with his mills, where he is
continually working to improve, his
He studies all the methods spoken of
in the Milling Journals and is always
anxious to try them if they appear to be
useful and expedient. No doubt this dis
position to keep abreast of the times is
what has brought hia products to such
favorable standing ia the markets of the
world, and has secured to him these
prizes at the world's fair. It is no small
compliment to him, to Benton county,
ta the Willamette Yalley, that the Cor
vallis Flouring Mills should receive the
Silver Msdal far flour. This means that
his flour was the best product of the
world except one, and then to receive
the silver medal a second time inside of
four years is very complimentary. Is is
remarkable that both of these world's
fairs should thus award to him the sec
Mr. Fischer, when he received the
first medal had a model of it stamped on
one side of his flour sacks and we sup
pose now he will put this Fan American
one on the other side of them : then what
would be dofee should he gst another in
the future?. There would be no room
for it. We , are glad to know that the
judges at the world's fairs confirm the
opinion of the consumers of flour that
the Corvallis Mills prodoct is on the
shelf next to the top.
James Wilkinson arrived home
from Portland, where he had
been a few days on business, Fri
day. Yesterday he calculated to
load a couple of cars with tim
othy hay for shipment to Ore
Mr. Wilkinson is a pretty
good farmer and has a good
grasp on affairs generally. He
states that this year he put up
108 tons of timothy off of twenty
acres. This is ; 2-5 tons per
acre. He sold a part of this hay
while in Portland fof $11 per
ton and could have sold all that
he had to spare at the same
figure, but did nol care td sell
more at present. This shows
that the hay Cut from each acre
was worth $59.40 & pretty good
sum. On this basis the hay off
the twenty , acres would bring
Mr. .Wilkinson the neat little
sum of fii.i 1 8. Half of this
amount will easly pay all ce-sts
of. cutting, curiag, shipment,
etc., and leaves over $500 to tho
Mr. Williamson says that im
mediately on, the "arrival of tbe
hay ia Portland, it will be re-
baled for shipment to the Philip
pines. He is convinced trom
what he saw while in Portland
that .the trade iu the Philippines
is going to be or inestimable:
benefit to the Pacific Coast. -Be
yond doubt Mr. Wilkinson is
right ia this matter, for, irOffl
now on, each year will see im
proved trade relations between
this country and the Orient, and
the Pacific Coast will be most
largely benefited, because closer
to the new-found market.
A company of 40 or 50 persons
climbed to the summit of Mary's
Peak last Saturday. The trip was
planned and arranged by the Se
nior class of the Oregon Agricul
tural College, Prof. Berchtold and
Miss Chamberlain having direction
and supervision of the - excursion.
Other teachers, Misses Crawford
and Philbrick and Sir. Johnson
also went on the expedition.
Some young men .went to the base
of the mountain on Friday evening
and camped there over night; they
began the ascent early Saturday
morning and arrived at the summit
about 10 o'clock, ether parties kept
joining these first arrivals for two
or three hours afterward as their
powers of speed in climbing would
permit. A company of 15 boys, up
on bicycles were the first to reach
the top directly from Corvallis that
day, then came the young ladies
and gentlemen who went from home
in carriages to the intersection of
the trail with the wagon road lead
ind to Big Elk, thence on foot. Spec
ial incidents of the trip were few
and no doubt were those usual
on such occasions. Your reporter
saw one thing, however he had not
seen before, that was six or eight
young ladies holding to a long rope
wnicn was tied to the tail of a horse,
the horse led by "Jim": Zurcher
Let the trip be repeated often.,
. Lewis Gets the Sheep.
Chas. Staats", who recently
skipped out of Polk county, after
selling James Lewis 325 head of
sheep, on which the Polk Coun
ty Bank, of Moumouthj held a
chattle mortgage, wasoverhauled
recently in the state of Washing
ton and compelled to square his
account with the bank. Of
coarse after the chattle mortgage
on the sheep had beert paid, the
bank no longer had . a claim on
them and Mr. Lewis wis notified
that V he could have the sheep
without any further " delay.
Sheriff Burnett notified the bank
people that they should, deliver
the sheep back in this city.
This request they willingly eora
plied with and thej animals were
delivered in Corvallis Thursiay
night. A few sheep were mis
sing and sooner than trouble
themselves to look them np the
bank authorities agreed to pay
Mr. Lewis the sain the missing
sheep were valued at.
.The Black Cat.
Hawes $3.00 Hats.
Just a few sacks of red clover
seed left for sale at Ziertlf's.
Go to Zierolfs for nice red clover
seed raised in Benton countv
only a few sacks left.
J.D.Mann & Co. have just re
ceived a line of new carpets. Some
Our Ladies fine ahaes m $v KO
$3.00, $3.50 and $4.00 are the acme
of perfection. : N & C.
Get your umbrellas fixed at the
Bicycle Hospital. Just ' received a
fine supply of fixtures.
Misses Garrett and Herbert are
now ready to do dressmaking on
Jb ourtn bt., three doors north of M.
E. church. . ' ;
Mr. Len Bowlman, a student of
the U. of O. at Eugene,: is visiting
with the family of John Barnhart
in this city.
Prof. Colvin completed a term of
dancing school in this oity Satur
day evening. His large class were
highly pleased with his method of
teaching, and appreciate highly his
many gentlemanly qualities.
B. W. Johnson and J. H. Gibson
left yesterday for Portland, where
they will represent Valley Lodge
at the session of the grand lodge of
Knights of Pythias, which convenes
in that city this morning at 10 o
clock. Mr. Flaherty, of the firm of Flah
erty Bros, of Nebraska, breeders of
and dealers m fine cattle, has been
m Corvallis lor the past week. He
is on a tour of the West, and has
visited several states, but so far
none has pleased him so much as
Oregon. He will probably, make
investments in this section.
Benton county Jed clover seed for
sale at Zierolf's.
Mens Fine Shoes. Onr Hamilton
Brown $2.50, "W. L. Douglas $3.00,
and the celebrated "Walk Over"
shoes at $3.50 and $4.00 are the
production of the best Bhoe makers
in America. N & C, Agents.
Edward C. Yonng camp, No. 219,
department of Oregon, Spanish
American war vetrans, was orga
nized ia this city last week, and
the ehtrter has ten signers. The
names of the various members were!
very artistically inserted by Her
man Breyer a member of the
We are going to see some good
clean games ef football in Corvallis
this season. The team at the col
lege has tone excellent material,
and under the washing of Joha
Gault it Is rapidly getting . into
shape. Arrangements have beea
completed for two practice games
frith Albany eollege. The first
game will-be played ia this' city
next Saturday, and the other in
Albany, October 26th. V
Another case of accidental shoot
ing occurred Sunday morning. A
young man. named Malloy, and a
companion were hunting near th
Kiger place, north of this city, when
the. latter'a gun was accidentally
discharged. Malloy was some 30
yards distant, and 29 No. 5 "shot
entered his legs and hands. He
was brought to this city by Dick
Kiger and taken to Dr. Cathey's
office, where his wounds were
dressed. While they are quite
painful, no bad results are expected
The Gazette is in receipt ef a
letter from E. N. Richards, dated
at Mexico, N. Y., in which the
writer asks for copies of the Ga
zette, "and any ether information
concerning your town, schools,' the
college and other matters instruc
tive to a family thinking of .moving
to your state. The climate here is
too severe for us. We have tried
the South and' that is unhealthy,
ana we nave about decided that
Oregon is what we are looking for."
A copy of the Benton Ceunty Sou
venir will be forwarded to Mr. Rich
Concerning the Fischer-VanCleve Com
pany, which will play a week's engage
ixicub iii Luis utjginning uionaay,
November 4th, at the" popular prices of
10, 20, and 30 cents, the Hillsbero Inde
A some what new departure in the play
world has been an attraction the past
week. Messrs. VanCleve & Fischer
with a troupe of Sixteen people, played
an engagement of three nights at the
opera house to constantly increasing
houses. The members pf the company
are all ambitious and have a love for the
profession thev have chosen. Mr. Van
Cleve is one of the most clever actors that
has appeared in this city.
Wi.h everv Bovs Suit or nairof
shoes we give a bag of marbles. The
largest stoct at the littlest prices.
S. L. Kline.
Italian Rye Grass for Sale.
For particulars, enquire of '
Gbo. W. Smith, Corvallis.
Opening Sept. 26, 27, and 28, an ele
gant line of pattern hats and novelties.
Street and ready-to-wear hats a specialty.
FCLliNGTON & Hoeton.
School Clerks Attention.
Warrant"" ffnr anflrtrtinnmont rtf flio
school fund must be endorsed by the
school clerks ef the various districts be
fore they can be paid by the county
To Laundry Patrons.
Hereafter, laundry bundles will be col
lected and delivered any place in the city,
if parties desiring such service will leave
their name and address at The Book
C. A, Gekhabd.
A full line of BlaMr e.nt "hnna far
Ladies and Gents, Boys and Girls
oesi wearing nese made tor
sale only by S. L. Kline. ,. '
Subscribe for this paper.
Special Line of Street .
' Eats. '
FULLINGTON & HORTON,
Corner 3rd and Monroe Sts.
J. E. FO WELLS
- Repairing promptly and neatly done.
First door west of the GAZETTE office.
the most healing salve in the world.
I ail or
HART. SCMAFFNCR MAA
BENTON COUNTY LUMBER GOMPANY
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Rough and Dressed Fir kumber
ISM CARLOAD LOTS
Corner of 5th and
For prices enquire at yards or
or Philomath, Oregon.
?Job Printing . SM
NOW IS TOUR OPPORTUNITY
To secure a Good Home," Splendid Stock Ranch, or Perfect
Summer Grazing Lands at Nominal Prices
The Coast Land & Live Stock Company bavins purchased 40,000 acres of tbe
Corvallis and Yaquina Bay Wagon Road lands, known as the "Coe Landd,"
have now placed them on the market.
These ars unimproved lands situated iu Benton and Lincoln counties,
along the line of the Corvallis & Eastern railroad, in the best grazing and fruit
raising section of Western Oregou.
Prices: $1.00 to $4.00 per Acre. Easy Terms. Perfect Title.
October 7, 1901.
Gorvallis' Most Popular Eating House
Fresh bread daily. A complete stock of candies, fruits and
nuts kept canstantiy on hand. Smokers supplies.
a specialty. .
H. W. HALL, Proprietor.
Reduced Ten Per Cent
1 This includes our entire stock of the season's latest crea
tlons in Box Coats,
S Corvallis, "
rOU don't expect perfection
in clothes any more than
in men; you try to come as
near as possible.
If you get inside one of our
' H. S. & M. suits, you'll be as
close to clothes-perfectiou as you
will ever get.
With every Boy's Suit or pair
of Shoes we give a bag of mar
bles free. '
address the company atjCervallis