IH Vol. XLJI. Cohvai.lis. Bk.nton County, Oregon, Tuesday, J.x'aky 1 I5 . No. OREGON'S PRUNE PRODUCT icanneries situated in Lincoln cjunty taken with our oysters This State Leads the World in , re great revenue proaucers ana Leads the World the Prune Industry Benton has Largest Dryer. COUt(i JOTISNGS. Oregon leads the world today in the cultivaiion of the Italian or Oregon prune as' it is now known in the market, its Euro pean identity being lost in the superiority of the new world pro duct, says Alma A. Rogers in Sunset Magazine. No ' where else is this fruit grown to such perfection as in the mild, moist climate of the Willamette, Ump- qua and Rogue River valleys. It will not endure the extreme heats of lower latitudes, and in the east its culture is prevented by an insect pest. The Oregon prune is a distinct and peculiar variety, differing decidedly from any other mem ber of the plum family. Its dis tinguishiner characteristics is i sub-acid which j,ives it a tart flavor very agreeable to the pal ate and high medicinal virtue. There is no more wholesome ar ticle of diet. Chemists find in it sedative properties. In the classification of food elements the large proportion of phospho rus indicates its value as a brain food. . In color the Oregon prune is a dark violet blue with a light blue bloom. It is a free stone, with flesh of a clear yellow. After drvinev the outside becomes a glossy black and the ioside a deep amber. . The large varie ties make a delicious sweetmeat. The exceptional qualities of the fruit are due in large measure to the process of curing, which is accomplished by the most im proved methods of evaporation, requiring a special treatment dif fering from that of cut,, fruits. The prunes begin to ripen the latter part of September, the har vest continuing through October. They are allowed to remain on the trees until fully matured, when they drop to the ground. After careful gathering; assisted by a gentle shaking of the boughs, they J are put through modern a graditg machine which se'pai ates them into uniform sizes, thereby hastening the drying, and also freeing them from the twigs and leaves. Next they are dipped into a hot water bath to cleanse and soften the skin, then , spread upon trays and placed ia ovens where by means of steam pipes currents of hot air in rapid circulation are driven through tne trim. x ne mm emerges from the process soft and pliable, yet with sufficient moisture re moved to ' insure its keeping qualities. ; The largest prune orchard in Oregon, .and the largest prune evaporator in the world is located in- Benton county; about five miles from Corvallis. age daily output of when running full about 2000 pounds. all being the products of the water. We hope to see it not stifled for some time at least by the land scripper trusts and their allies who are at present doing Oregon, to a finish. Re porter. : To Induce' Immigration. Items of Interest In and Around the O. A. C. L. In order to assist in the work of bringing settlers to the North west, the Southern Pacific Rail road company, have red weed the freight rates on household goods from all Missouri river points from $i per hundred to 50 cents per hundred pounds. This shows much liberality on the part of the management of this road, and will be a great inducement to immigrants. ) 1 his action by the b. tr. com pany is taken because of the fact basket ball practice. that the low passenger rates on account of the Lewis and Clark Exposition the coming year are expected to bring a large num ber of people from the Middle States and the East into this section, and the extra induce ments of such a very low rate on their household and personal rr .1 1.-1 -t.l t enects leaves no oostacie wnat- gan ivionday morning, ever in the way 01 their coming to be some interesting The game of basket ball Sat: urday night was a decided victory for OAC. The Monmouth boys scored the first basket but were unable to keep up with our boys after that and the game ended with a score of 41 to 9 The delegates from the differ- ent societies have been chosen I for the local, pratorical contest which occurs Jan. 27. Clifford Gardiner returned to school Monday after atwo weeks vacation at his home in Astoria. Floyd Williams and Karl Stei wer returned from Jefferson, Fri day evening, where they have been working on their thesis. Miss Mertie Harrington has a sprained wrist, the result of The basket ball girls expect to have v their next game with the Albany girls. It will probably occur in about two weeks. The girls have not had a game on their own field this season and are anxious for the game. The Farmers' short course be- There is work in to our section of the country to this department. locate, so far as the transportation -- --- - is concerned. It now remain-! only tor our people to put forth the attractions and inducements of the country itself, in the way or climate, sure crops, great possibilities for the future etc., to take ' full" advantage of the opportunity offered by the rail roads to settle up the country during the year 1905. returned from he spent his Successful School Entertainment. Fir Grove school, with T J Risley as teacher, is doing some excellent work this winter. The school has a large attend ance and does not take a back seat when compared with other schools in the county. For scholarships and literary . work it certainly ranks with the very pest in tne county. lhis was proven by the well-planned and nicely executed entertainment given Friday evening, December A. J. Rich Astoria," where Vacation. . ' The Sorosis girls were enter tained by Miss Mabel Withby- combe Friday night. -" John Withbycombe is to repre sent the Amicitia society in the local oratorical contest. He has returned this term after an absence of a year and a half. Misses 1 Bessie and Carrie Dauneman left Saturday for Clem Oregon. Joint Installation. Ellsworth Post, G. A. R. and 'he W. R. C. installed officers last Satuiday. evening in their hall. Aftr installation all com bintd . and enjoyed a mos delicious supper prepared bv the ladies. Following are the officers or the ti. A K: Commander, Levi Oren; senior vice commander, t). . frees; S. H. M. L 10, at North Palestine .church. Owing to the incapacity of the junior vice commander, school house the teacher secured Horton;. qHHrtermaster, the church which was well-filled Hubler, ciiapltin, Samuel White- with patrons and friends of the school. The program consisted of in strumental music, songs and reci tations. inougn tne program was quite long yet The aver this dryer, capacity is The Crab Industry. sidt; tryeant, P. W. Woods; officer of the day. Mr. Young; officer of the guard, Henry Ger- ber; adjutant. R. J. Jones; ser geant major, Samuel Kerr;order- the larwe Hy sergeant, Wm. Lane. f; 1 Big Advance Sale .LIN iH 1 w s a R'S of Wcmen'5 and Children's UNDERWEAR . (I m If yon tare ay doth aboot flrat relet for little nwnty, came and set car gtwtb. Only at thb sale cm yw ftt so good ntot. Lrtct srrte iftd sfcapa. If joa fafl to wppty yortttf now, yon won't get another ttaiKtl Taic i few wnilt tbty last Eot 3 I 29c t trtaatpk if acta! Mtstry. Tate at mot amass is lab assortment as jm wish, etccst tke iowti. duly Me t a ontoeef. F. l. Miller, is, Oregon Walked. 47 Miles for a Drink. crowd was attentive to thp last: 1 he officers installed in the and manifested their aoorecia- W. R. C. are. President, Sarah Hon of its merits in manv wavs. Cronk; senior vice pres., Frankie A basket social followed the Smith; junior vice pres., Mehnaa literary program. The baskets Robinson ; chaplain, Jane Lane; . I . " j-N T were sold at auction, to the hn?h- treasurer, rannie uren; conouci est bidder. Hon. V. A. Garter, or Agnes Young; guard Frudence acted as auctioneer and: Droved Chipman ; assistant guard, Eliza himself master of the nrofession. betfl Hubler; assistant conductor, The baskets sold well and brought Sarah Stewart; secretary. Emily - I TT 11 - 1 l 'XT 1 TT the school a good sum of money, nenKie.coior oearers, iNoia jerr; There are three crabberies on Yaquina Bay where they cook crabs for market, one located at Newport and two at Yaquina. Wm. Toner, the rustling express messenger, is owner of one of the Yaquina establishments and his Teport shows he has . shipped during the year just ended 186, 000 pounds, or 93 tons of crabs. This is addition to what the1 other two have shipped: and the vast amount which is used Toy the multitudes who visit our summer resort. Crabs average three dozen to the hundred pounds, and sell for 70 cents per dozen , or $2. 10 per hundred, thus pro , ducing quite . a revenue, . which represents labor. ' The peculiar thing is that both the supply and the "demand has increased each year, this being Mr.' Toner's fourth . year in the enterprise, The first year he shipped only 6000 pounds. This with the" three salmon which is to be used to purchase b hbrarv. Wright-Harris Nuptials. A. quiet nome wedding was solemnized at the residence of Mrs. F.' Howell in this city. Sun- IHIlie ' Read; Etella Peterson; Abbie Stone; patriotic instructor, Mrs. Thoip; press correspondent. Mrs.. Effle Cale; musician;, Mrs. Ellen Munday. The installing officer was Mrs. Thorp. r .. After the Post was over, And the offiers were installed. day, Jan, 8, when Rev Feese of To.the strains of Marubinn thro' Georgia, tqe M.VJq. . Church united ml There came marching throngh the hall marriage Joseph- Wright, ot Our Corps' four standard bearers," Silver Lake, -. Oregon, - and Miss All dressed in Red, White and Blue, Mae ' Harris, formerly of Sum- Waving pur dear Old Glory, .1 met iake, T Uregon, but now 01 . Ana ae our hearts (beat anew, , : Corvallis. -'- Only a few relatives Then our faithful installing Officer ofthe happy COUple were pres-. With the Marshal that helped berth ro cut. t - . i - j i.o ine music 01 Marching thro' tieorgia- Mr. and Mrs. Wright were Ani tle strains of Bed, Whiteand Blue student at the OAC this vear. . After installing each officer but will leave shortly for the I And Amt" bfcd been sung home of the groom where they-T0 an1 W . We tiiank Uiose who biodly assieted With iastulliug uud supper, too '-. For their kindness to the Old Soldier Who marched with the Bed, White and Blue. EFFIE CALE, Press Correspondent. The Independence Enttp i-e has the' following " arn sihni t a Benton it;an w ho wanted a social drink: ; A victim of a ';drv" conn y dropped i-to Iudep -i denre Mon day. . He was a i trident of Ben ton county and ; lives" lonr milt? beyond Alse.i. At 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon it dawned upon this Bentonite that 1 he prohibi tion law had taken effect and he set out immediately lor Indepen dence wberf fhe exhiliia'uig beverage is ilni'y d-p- nstnl over the bar. The oi.-iance is 47 miles and ie wskcu evi-iy s'ep of the way leach.ing htit a; o'clock Monday alternoon. Tiie first place visited on reaching In dependence was a saloon, and the first thing he asked for was a drink. He got his drink, sup plied himself with a flask of the same and the "dry" man from Alsea passed on. " 3 5 -: 1 r--v? cisrk; y -x1- '-tr -i.w u 93 J3-r 3 to c rr -5 n -1 p. m "g-s Vi , 1 n 'J 1 A handsome Temple of Fra ternity will be ' erected at the Lewis and Clark Exposition by secret societies of the country. The building will serve as a meeting place and club house for the thousands ot members ot fraternal ords rs - that wil visit the Fair. i i.e sum of jU 5.000 will reside. The vouns: couple are well and favorably known in their, respective homes in Lake county, and have a host of friends at the college, who all wish them jmany years-of happiness. will be ex and $19.13 been rais and $10:00' by the A America, ' being ri t -Order of of the Lodge , . . Work me Knights , 1. J. C. HAMMEL, Prop. I Leading hotei in Corvallis. Newl-" furnished with modern conveni ences.SRates $1 2$1.25- $2 ier HEADQUARTERS FOR COMMERCIAL MEN. r HOME SEEKERS ' Ii you are looking for some real good Bargains- in Stock, Groin, Fruit and Poulti y Ranches, write lot our special libt. or c roe and see us. We will taxe pleasure in giving you reliaole informa tion : also snowing you over the county it d in the structure f this has already Of this sum raised, has been p edged ia td Frwteiniiies of "it toifitiUtor i. Gni d, tbt ' ton 'h. Ladies e-, the Grand Order of United Vv i cmen, and the Ladies of Honor. AMBLER & WATTERS, REAL ESTATE. LOANS. INSURANCE VIRGIL C. WATTERS, Corvallis. HENRY AMBLER, PhilObaiH. BLACKSMITHING. WAGON MAKING, REPAIRING WILD HORSfeS SHOD. HATHAWAY BRO . SOUTH MAIN STREET.