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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 24, 1901)
THE CORVALLIS offlfL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1901.
To cover the cost of setting and dis
tributing the type in such matters, a
charge of fifty rents will be nude for
each "Card of Thanks," and five cents
per fine for each set of ''Resolutions of
Condolence" appearing in these columns.
W. S. Gardner. Photographer
The new New York Racket for
Jardiniere, all varieties and
prices, at Zierolf's.
Finest pictures in town framed
and untrained at Barnhart's.
J. K. Berry want to Portland, on
last Friday's boat, for a few day's
A full line of German, American
and French china, either decorated
or plain- at Zierolfs. V
Mr. and Mrs. VV. F. Gray went
to Portland, Friday, on the boat.
They will spend the holidays with,
relatives in that city.
There will be a Christmas tree in
the Presbyterian church Christmas
Eve for the Sunday - school and
other members of the church.
Supt. Denman intends holding a
teachers' institute in this city some
time next month. It is his inten
tion to give an unusually fine pro
gram on this occasion. -
George Smith and Ed Dunn
have just completed filliBg a con
tract to supply a Seattle, Wash.,
firm with 1,000 pounds of turkeys.
This was quite a contract.
The citizens of Albany are
making quite an effort to have an
opera house erected in ' that city.
This is something greatly needed
in our sister city, to judge from
accounts given by traveling organi
zations. Arthur Bier returned on the
boat Saturday morning from Port
land, where he has been employed
for the past four or five months. He
does not know just how long he
will remain at home. He is look
ing exceedingly well.
Mrs. J. W. Crawford went to Sa
lem on ths Pomona Friday morn
ing. She will visit relatives and
friends in that city until today. On
her return she will .be- accompanied
by her son, Edward, who comes
home to spend Christmas
The program to be heard at the
Opera House Dec. 28th contains
beautiful vocal renditions by the
peerless Schubert Lady Quartette,
delightful selections by their Man
dolin and Guitar Club, artistic
violin solos, comic and serious read
ings by the entertainer Mr. Louis
McPike and artistic contralto and
- Mr. C. Gazley, tha well-known
prune buyer, is in Coivallis and
has purchased the entire output of
the Benton County Prune Co. for
the present year, amounting to
about a quarter of a million pounds.
Shipments to the eastern markets
will begin at once. This is perhaps
.the largest prune sale in Oregon.
To hear the Schubert Lady Quar
tette sing their "Old Maid Song"
especially written for them will
vatke a rise in the matrimonial
market anywhere. This is one ot
their most fetching encores; and as
the ladies are many years removed
from being old maids themselves,
they can ei jov singing of the trials
besetting the four maidens of their
The dance given by the 0 A C
cadet battalion in the Armory last
Friday night was an enjoyable af
fair in every way. There was a
nice-sized crowd of dancers, and the
music, furnished by "Everest's or
chestra, of Portland, was very good.
The boys came out exactly even on
their dance. They took in $75.40
and their expenses footed that sum
to a cent.
During the holidays the creamery
at the college will not be in opera
tion. Operations were suspended
last Wednesday and will not be re
sumed until about the 10th of Jan
uary. Professor Kent has his time
taken up with farmers' institutes
and other outside work, and the
cream from the college dairy is
being handled by the Corvallis
Claud Pengra, who has been sta
tioned at Corvallis for the past four
months, was in the city Sunday.
He left for Portland on Monday on
hia way to Cottage Grove, where he
will be located in the future. Claud
McDevitt, who has been here, went j
to Corvallis and Mr. Elsie Boyd, of
Halsey, took the place at this sta
tion. Independence Enterprise.The
station referred to is that of the S.
P. Co., of this city.
Tomorrow Is Christmas. We
wish all our readers a Merry Christ
mas and a Happy New Year. It
seems a long time to the youth
from one Christmas to another, but
the older generations find the time
all to short and one Christmas fol
lows hard upon another.- To the
young, Christmas is a joyous time
to the older people its joys are
often mixed with care and sad
memories. Tomorrow, of all days,
there should be "On Earth peace,
good will toward men,"
W. A. Sanders, Jeweler,
Get your umbrella fixed at The
Nice assortment of American cut
glass at Zierolf's. . ' . -
Sterling Silver novelties of all
kinds at E. P. Greffos, The Jeweler.
Pictures, picture frames and wall
pHper large assortment at C. A.
With so many O A C students
out of town to spend their holidays,
the ''old town" seems mighty quiet.
Mrs. Ira Miller is visiting at Cor
vallis, and is not expected home un
til after New Years. Yaquina Bay
An 11-pound girl was born to
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Keady at
Woodstock, Multnomah county,
There will be an entertainment
and Christmas tree at the Baptist
church on Tuesday evening at 7:30.
Cordial invitation to all.
Henry Ambler, the real estate
agent of Philomath, will be in Cor
vallis every Saturday. Parties
wishing to see him, can do so by
calling at the Oecidental hotel, be
tween the hours of 11 and 1.
Beyond doubt the farmers' insti
tute held in Lincoln county last
week under the auspices of the O A
C was most interesting in many
ways. The attendance was good
and active interest was manifested.
Ernest 'Redd went to his home
in Carlton, Saturday. He will re
turn to this city after the holidays
to straighten up his affairs at the
college prior to his departure to
Sheridan, where he has accepted a
position in a drug store.
The stock ranch, belonging to
Jerry Henkle, consisting of 207
acres and' lying 7 miles south of
Philomath, was sold to Mr. Tim
mins, lately of Indiana, by Henry
Ambler. The price paid was $1,
000, and the new owner takes pos
session at once.
Last week Chas. H. Horner com
pleted a mot successful term of
school in the Wyatt district. In
recognition of his valuable services
the directors of this school at once
engaged Mr.. Horner for another
term of fcchool, which will begin
early in January.
Chas. M. Cady, who left Corvallis
a short time ago for Portland, in
search of a situation as a telegra
pher, has secured a position with
the Southern Pacific company and
is stationed at Rice Hili,. about
ninety miles south of here. Mr.
Cady's parents reside in this city.
There will be a reunion on New
Years day of the family of Rev. P.
A. Moses, of this city. It will,
occur in this city and there will be
twenty -one Moses present. All of
those who will be present reside in
Benton and Linn counties. They
will undoubtedly have a joyous
The performance of the Gus Sun
Minstrels at the Opera House Fri
day evening was unquestionably
one of the best entertainments of
the kind ever given in Corvallis.
The solo and chorus singing and
the work oi the orchestra was un
usually fine, the lady impersonatoi
was perfect in .this role, and the
final act on the horizontal bars the
equal of anv we have seen here.
The Farmers' Short Course at O
A C will begin January 14 and
last until February 14, 1902. This
is an institute for farmers and
farmers' sons, and will embrace
four weeks of popular lectures and
practical demonstrations on topics
of interest to farmers. Everything
points to success in the matter of
attendance and general merit of the
work on hand. Come everybody
and bring your friends. No tuition
fees and no books required. Don't
forget the date. j
Prof. E. J. Lea, a graduate of O
A C, arrived in Corvallis, Saturday,
for a few days' visit with friends.
During the past six months or
longer he has been employed as
chemist for a large beet sugar fac
tory at Grand Junction, Colorado.
He expected to accept the situation
made vacant at the same fatfory by
the resignation of Prof. G. W.
Shaw, formerly a professor at O A
C, who accepted a chair in the Uni
versity of Cal.fornia, but in the
meantime he was offered a batter
position. Prof. Lea has accepted a
position as chemist in the govern
ment experiment station at Hono
lulu. Here hie work will be simi
lar to that of his position at Grand
Junction. He will sail from San
Francisco about the 5th of January.
When buying your holiday
presents remember our motto: "Al
ways your money's worth." E. P.1
Greffoz, the jeweler. - ; . 1
Just received at Kline's a new
lot of clothing for the long slim
men, fat men or any kind of men,
also a fine line of Black Frock
Mud guards put on your wheel
at the Bicycle Hospital. The best
and cheapest that can he had.
For practical Christmas presents
that appeal to the eye . and bring
real omfort to tha recipient see
Nolan & Callahan. - .
Foley's Kidney Cure
makes kidneys and bladder right.
How They do at Harvard.
A friend in this city is in re
ceipt of a very interesting letter '
from "Jack" Arnold, now a
student at Harvard uniyersity.
He- complains of having poor
health ever since leaving Oregon,
and states that he is just recover
ing from an attack that has kept
him in bed for some time..
"I am taking a course in in
tensive study of Shakspere," he
writes,, "with Professor Kit
tridge, who is perhaps the great
est shaksperian scholar in the
country, with the exception of
Dr. Furness of Philadelphia.
There is a satisfaction you get
from working uflder a great man,
like Professor Kittridge, that
adds incalculably to a curse.
A course ia English composi
tion on which they ars very
exacting here ends my work in
the department; and a course
each in German an 1 French com
plete my list"
He finds smoking to be the
universal practice at Harvard,
and says, "I shan't be the least
surprised if some day I meet
President EHot with "a cigarette
in his mouth."
"I belong to the Modern Lan
guage Conference which meets
fortnightly and listens to a dis
cussion of some subject connect
ed with the modern languages;
and breaks up into a social gath
ering afterwards. It is made up
of instructors and graduate stu
dents. At the first meeting we
had a scholarly paper on a char
acter in Dante, after which they
had cigars and beer. I suppose
that was to attract the new men,
bat I noticed the old ones went
to it pretty eagerly.
"I have my meals at Memo
rial Hall, where noo other stu
dents board. This hall was, as
you know, built in memory of
those connected with the univer
sity, who fell in the civil war."
Speaking ot the . morning de
votional exercise, "Jack'v says,
"It is a pleasant, not toTsay good,
way to begin the day. This re
minds me of the words of one of
the preachers, that I thought j
very good. He said that people
have an idea that college life is
fraught with temptations for evil.
Oa the contrary, he said, the
greater temptations at college
are for good."
Schuberts ttot Strangers.
The Schubert Symphony Club,
booked to appear at the Opera
House '.n this city on the evftning
of December 28th, will not make
their initial bow here on that occa
sion. Their first performance in
Corvallis a few years ago gave en
tire satisfaction, and if we are to
believe the press reports of the
present season, the Schuberts are
stronger than ever.
In a column write-up devoted tc
a performance given in that city,
the Anaconda Standard of Decem
ber 5th, 1901, says:
The Schuberts have won name
and fame during the years they
have toured the country and the.
people of Anaconda ' this year ex
pected much of them. However
much they expected, they got it in
fullest measure, for the splendid
musicians who comprise the Schu
bert organization fairly outdid
themselves. Every number on
last night's program was a gem.
Carefully the selections had been
made and the artists to whom they
had been assigned carried them out
One noteworthy feature about
the Schubert concert was that the
music was of the more tuneful kind.
No attempt was made to go into the
high flights of composers whose
music doubtless is grand, but is
little understood by the majority of
the people. The Schuberts held to
the pleasing melodies that the
peoplo like and at all times refrain
ed from reaching over the heads of
More About the Ruth.
Friday morning the steamer
Modoc arrived with a large scow
to be used in the attempt t
raise the steamer Ruth, which
struck a snag in the river at this
place last Tuesday morning and
at once sank. Saturday morn
ing the Modoc arrived with an
other seew and the work of rais
ing the Ruth began at once.
One of the large scows is plac
ed above the Ruth, which lies
almost directly across the stream,
and the other scow is fastened
on the lawer side. Heavy tim
bers are placed across from one
scow to the other, " above the
Ruth, and chains and hawsers
made fast to the sunken craft,
and the work of raising is done
by means of jackscrews. It is
very slow work and has to be
maraged with great care.
The O R & N company will
pay for all damaged freight on
board the Ruth at the time of the
catastrophe. The company at
taches no blame to Captain In
mart for the mishap, as the snag
is t supposed to have recently
drifted into ''the. channel. Jus!
how badly the Ruth is damaged
is not known.- Of coarse, it is
still a matter ot conjecture as to
the possibility of being able to
take her to Portland if they suc
ceed in raising her.
Agent' Thayer, of this city,
states that raising the Ruth is
going to prove very expensive.
The steamer Modoc is obliged
to remain here to act as a tender
and there are about twent y-five
experienced men employed at
the task at present at high
wages. The daily expense foots
hundreds of dollars and before,
the Rath is running again, if
ever she is, many thousands of
dollars will have been expended
on her. Mr. Thayer thinks that
six weeks or two months will be
consumed before the Ruth will
be on the run again if everthing
is favorable and it is possible to
save her. Shauld they succeed
in getting her out of her present
condition and devise means of
taking her to Portland she will
have to be placed in the dry
dock and undergo repairs that
will take several weeks.
May Call Election.
The valuation placed on prop
erty of school district No. 9 is
$48,560 less than the valuation
placed on the same property last
year. As a result the school
board of this district finds that it
is somewhat embarrassed for
want of funds. On the 28th of
last June the board saw fit to
place an insurance on the school
house and its fixtures. The cost
of the policy for a period of three
years, beginnitg June 28th, 1901
was $370, and the board issued
warrants for the sum required.
No provision was made for pay
ment and the warrants are still
outstanding. The difference in
the property valuation cuts a
vast figure in the revenues of the
school and the board is consider
ing the matter of calling a dis
trict election for the purpose of
rating a special tax, in order that
something may be done toward
meeting this expense incurred
on account of insuring the school
property. In case they so decide,
the election must be held in Jan
uaiy in order that the amount of
the-levy may be in the County i
Clerk's hands by February 1st,
so that he may extend the tax
roll. This was one of the prob
lems that absorbed the attention
of the board at its meeting last
Saturday evening. .,;
, At this meeting the bids for
the contract for furnishing wood
for the use of this district next
year were considered. There
were seven bids in all. The bid
of J. W." Ingle to furnish 20
cords of oak wood at $2. 89 per
cdrd, delivered, .was accepted.
In the matter t fir wood the
bard has not yet decided what
to do, as the bids were of such a
character that some consideration
was necessary to determine what
was best: However, within a
very shrt time this matter will
High Social Event.
The most highly enjoyable and
perfect in its appointments of any
social function of. the season, was
the reception given by Miss Pauline
Kline in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. M. Eder, of Colombia, South
America, last Saturday evening
from 8 to 11 .
The guests were met at the
main entrance by Master Lake,
acting as page, and escorted to the
stairway. At the top landing, Mrs.
Inez Wilson directed the guests to
the cloak rooms. They were re
ceived in the front parlor . and pre
sented to Mr. and Mrs. Eder. As
sembling in groups, or interming
ling with friends, the company en
joyed animated conversation, or
listened to the musical program
furnished by Miss Mabel Cromse,
vocalist, and Messrs Turney and
Goodnough, violinist and pianist.
In an alcove rested an inviting
punch bowl, presided over by Mrs.
J. F. Fulton, while in the dining
room was spread a delicious lunch
Here, Professor Margaret Snell, as
sisted by Misses Carrie Danneman
Zip! Boom! Bee!
Here are We!
Don't You See!
TUESDAY, DECEMBER lOth
We will have our entire line of Fancy China anc Holi
day Goods on display on that day. We have spared no pains in
making selection and spreading oar table with thechoicest delicacies
of the season, and extend you a cordial invitation to come and par.
. take of the feast of Novelties.
and Emma Crawford, served1-refreshments,
and all of the 100
guests partook of their hospitality
during the evening.
Promptly at 11 o'clock, the or
chestra played ''Home, Sweet
Home," an invitation which all
About old Timers.
James Bier was in Oregon Citv
a few days last week to attend
some matters of business.- .He
states he saw many old Corval
lisites while there,' some.of whom
are doing well and others con
tinue to fight against fate single
handed as best they can. While
he was at Oregon City Lon Has
kins, who was driving an ex
press team, had a runaway. Lon
was thrown from Jthe wagon and
one of the wheels ran over his .
foot, mashing it quite badly.
His back was also severely
sprained and he will be laid np
for some time.
George Bingham is still hand
ling "soda pop" and is doing a
good business. He seems in
clined to remain right where he
is in the futnre.
While Mr. Bier was in Oregon
City the Depot Hotel, of that
city, took fire and burnefl down.
Fred Seol. at one time a resident
ot this city, was running the hotel
when it was burned down.
The fire took place about three
o'clock Friday morning, and is
supposed to have originated Irom
a defective flue.
Albert J. Metzger
Oac idental Hotel Bld.
Miss Mabel Cronise
Graduate of Chicago College
. .; . . of Music.
Teacher of VocaK and Instru
Special Line of Street
FULLINGTON & HORTON,
Corner 3rd and Monroe Sts.
The Best Holiday Gifts.
Our Martyr Presidents
Their illustrious lives and noble deeds.
Their speeches and stories. The assas
sination scenes and a history of anar
chy. BeantlfnUy Stampted Cover, $1.50
G raid est Century
IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY.
A review of the events and achieve
ments of the past century, fully illus
lustrated; 600 pages, 7x9) - - $3,00
Life of Wm. Mckinley
Interestingly written and fully illus
trated, - - . . . $1.50
The Story of a Beautiful Life.
By Cannon Tarrar.
The Bible story of Christ, interestingly
written and illustrated with 300 repro
ductions of famous paintings.
Cloth Bound, 500 pages, - - $3.00
Order by mail from,
W. B. SATTERLEE,
312 Oak St., Portland, Oregon.
For Sale Cheap.
Three horses, wagon, harness and
black-smith outfit. Iuquire of
W. Westfaix, .
Near C. & . depot.
Our line of Holiday goods is
A nice line of jewelry suitable
for Christmas presents at E. P.
Greffoz, The Jeweler.
V III eonHt tMt iw ,
NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY
To secure a Good Home, Splendid Stock Ranch, or Perfect
Summer Grazing Lands at Nominal Prices
The Coast Land & Live Stock Company having purchased 40,000 acres of tbe
Corvallis and Yaquina Bav Wagon Road lands, known as the "Coe Lands,"
have now placed them on the market
These ara 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 Oregon.
Prices: $1.00 to $4.00 per Acre Easv Terms. Perfect Title.
M. WL DAVIS,'! Agent
October 7, 1901. Corvallis," Oregon.
J. D. MANN & GO.
Great Bargain Store
Buy Your Furniture where you can
have a Variety to Choose from.
.For example, we have
8 different patterns of Combination Writing Desks and Book Cases
6 " .'! Indies' Desks
12 . ' " " Extension Tables
6 " " " Sideboards
15 " " " Dining and Kitchen Chairs
60 " " Rockers and Parlor Chairs
3 " " " Center Tables
40 " " " Bamboo Goods
25 " " " Ivounges and Couches
ia " " " Iron Beds
13 " " " Bed Room Suits
17 " " " Odd Dressers
4 " " " Kitchen Safes
4 " " Chiffoniers
200 " Rugs and Art Squares
35 " " " Carpets
10 " a a Lnolium
120 " " " Wall Paper
A full fine of Matting. Besides
Stoves of all kinds and Tinware
Gratiiteware and Everything in that Line, New
We are Headquarters for Window Shades, having recently
bought 150 dozen at one order. Come and look us over. No trouble
to show goods. Prices guaranteed to be right Nothing so nica
for a Xmas present as a piece of furniture
I Corvallis' Most Popular Eating House
S Pioneer Bakery
I AND RESTAURANT.
Fresh bread daily. A complete stock of candies, fruits and
nuts kept canstantly on hand. Smokers supplies.
ajspecialty. ' p
H. W. HALL, Proprietor f I
GfJob Printing .
jgjty -at this office JsC
YOU could not buy anything
better for a Christmas pres
ent than one of our nice suits, or
an overcoat. We are still gelling
all our men's and boys' clothing
at a great reduction, and they are
going fast. And we have lots of
other things you want.
Largest line of Men's White
and Fancy Shirts in town; 50c
Fiee line of Neckwear, Sus
penders, Plain and Silk Handkeri
chiefs; 10 cents, up.
The great Black Cat Half-Hose
fpr Men and Boys; 10c to 35c per
Come in and se what we have.
If you can't be pleased here
there is no use to go elsewhere.
J.D. MANN & GO.