Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, February 10, 1905, Image 1

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Vol. XI.II.
Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Friday, February lO, 1905.
No. 11
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L. L. Brooks, of This County,
Again Gives His Experience
on a Benton Farm.
L. L. Brooks, who resides on
a farm a few miles north of this
city, contributed quite a letter to
the Pacific Homestead of Febru
ary 2. Mr. Brooks siys that for
some ti ne he has pondered over
the matter of how to rruk- mon
ey on a valley farm and we qaote
his deductions as given in the
Homestead, as follows:
As the Homestead a-ks for the
experience of people in success
and failure, I can give a little of
mine. The two first years I did
not make a success ot farming;
as farming is so much different it
has to be learned over. Now the
outlook for the future is encour
aging. I have come to the con
clusion that the Willamette val
ley farmer can make the most out
of vetch, alfalfa, cows and Tiqjs;
these four handled right 'lure
can be considerable made from
them. I mean the valley farm
er. I don't mean those living
out in the foothills or mountains
where there aremountain oastures1
and plenty of out range,
First, If you have an old
worn-out wheat farm sow it to
vetch; it will pay
ceuts a pound. It
w'll grow a
gotd profitable crop
on this old.
ground. r
Second Sow a 2;-3cre hog
pasture to alfalfa; put it in right; well spent life,. and a faithful per
use land pUster and inoculated formance of their dutv while here
alfalfa dirt. The ' first year doion earth, therefore be it
not pasture, out cut it every three
weeks all summer. I might say,
to prepare the ground before sow
ing manure the ground, heavy,
then plow very deep, then pul-
verize down very fine and sow
about May 1st. .. .' 'JJiJ"
'f,Tntf2P5el'-' afe w oT tne very.
best raiica cows, and eep no.
worthless cows that don't nay
their board. The number of
cows should depend on J.he size
of farm and the help you have.
Fourth. Get fioia three to 10
of the very best Poland China
brood sows; the number should
be counted by the feed you. hive"
and the size of pasture. It lakesi
time to get ready
to raise hogs. 1
You must have good fences,
shed, and the alfalfa pasture to
make them pay. Then cut the
largest portion of the vetch for
hay, as hay the past four years
has been a good price, and thresh
a few acres for seed. ' Grind up
the vetch screenings to fatten out
the hogs' feed with separated
milk, but let the hogs run on the
alfalfa or clover all the time. I
don't think it pays to put a hog
up in a tight pen and fatten on
wheat ; the ground feed with pas
ture is much cheaper and gives
the best results.
I have just lately made, up my
mind that alfalfa will do better
than clover, as my experience has
proved that way. With several
trials with red clover it has not
been satisfactory; it kills out too
quickly and its yield was too
light. It may be that people ex
pect too . much of it before the
ground gets inoculated so it will
do well. I prepared two acres of
ground and sowed to alfalfa the
26th of May, 1904, and used land
plaster and inoculated dirt from
- an old alfalfa held, and after all
the extremely dry year the alfalfa
. did fine.
I want to say for the benefit of!
any Eastern people that may
read this, that this Willamette
valley is a fine place to lure such
an even climate; people don't
have to freeze all winter and ia
the summer set up all night and
fan themselves to live as they do
East. Can go to bed and sleep
comfortably any night in the
year. I notice that after an East
erner comes here and stays a
year or two he seldom goes East
to stay; several to my knowledge
went back East but in less than
' six months found themselves back
here again. If I had known of
this climate it would have found
me here 15 years ago, instead of
enduring those extremes of the
eastern states so long. A I don't
wonder people live "so much long
er here; they can enjoy life in
comfort, but if back East they
would have to wrestle aJJ winter
to keep warm and all summer to
find a cool place to rest. I have
had my share and all ' I want of
that. (.,-,
The inducements of -Benton
county are increasing, especially
at the Experiment Station.arld
Agricultural College where more!
student's are numbering every
yeir, and the town of Corvallis
lias made a wonderful growth the
last seven months, and times are
generally good. Every thing the
fanner has to sell has demanded
a good price and ready salelwith
the exception of cattle and sheep,
but I think they will be good in
the spring. Hay is $11 a ton,
wood $5 a cord, potatoes 80 cents
per bushel, vetch seed $240 per
bushel, rye 8 cents, rye clover 16
cents, speltz$i.25a bushel, oats
45 cenis and w,heat 80 cents.
Resolutions of Condolence.
Whereas, It has pease,d the
Supreme Commander to call our
care- wor n Comrade Chi pman home
to rest from his labors, where no
clash of drums or bugle call can
if seed is Vjaisturb his peaceful slumbers un-
til the last trumpet shall arouse
nitn, wiin inose wno nave long
slept, to receive the rewards ot
merit due them consequent on a
.Resolved, That by the death
of Comrade C.h'puiaii the commu
nity has lost a useful citizen, his
family a kind father, his wife a
devoted husband and protector,
and Ellsworth Post a useful and
honored comrade, and his death
nas1elffaTvmwT3cn can
Lnever be filled, and be it further
Resolved, That we tender
our heart-felt sympathy to the
family of the deceased comrade.
and bid themlookforward toahap-.
pv reunion 111 the great beyond.
lie it further
Resolved, As a mark of our
esteem the charter banner and
other fixtures of Ellsworth Post
be draped in mourning tor the
space 01 thirty days, and these
resolutions be spread on the min
utes of the Post and a copy there
of be sent to the widow. of de
ceased. - S. O. Peese.
. Levi Oren.
Wm. Lane.
Is Now in Charge.
Last Monday, T. H. Curtis,
of Astoria, appointed by A. B.
Hammond to the position of
manager 01 tne Corvallis esc
Eastern railroad to succeedEdwin
Stone, deceased, entered up m
the duties connected w ith his
new position. He was fiirly
well acquainted with the affairs
of the road to begin with as he
had frequently passed over the
entire line, and was personally
acquainted with nearly all of the
railroad officials. It is assured
that he will have the healthy co
operation of all employees of the
road, as he is a pleasant gentle
man, of quiet manner, and thor
oughly informed regarding the
needs of the country the line tra
verses. Mr. Curtis is one of A. B.
Hammond's right hand men in
this state. At present he is vice-
president of the Astoria & Col
umbia River railroad, and for the
present at least, cannot give all
his attention to the C. & E.. as
part of his time must be given to
the aff airs of the ' Astoria & Col
umbia River , road. However,
there is no apprehension of the
affairs of the C. & E. suffering
from a division of his time.
Foley's Kidney Cure
mates kidneys ana bliaaer right.
Items of Interest In and Around
the O. A. C.
r The girls' basket ball team
are to play the Chemawa girls in
jthe Armory, Saturday . evening
The last time the Chemawa girls
played OAC. the game was a tie,
but when the tie was played off
the Chemawa girls succeeded in
throwing the first basket.
Rev. ' - Harry .Hill and Dr.
Harsha will speak to the students
and faculty in the chapel, Sun
day afternoon at 2:30. There
will be special music and there
should be a good attendance.
The si hedule is again changed
and the boys are to drill at 11:45
a. m.. that is. immediately after
chapel instead of in the even
ing. This will make the first
hour after dinner begin at 1:30
instead of 12:50.
The Eutopians are to enter
tain the Jeffersonians, Saturday
Prof. Berchtold requested that
all who expect to graduate in
June would hand their names to
him next Wednesday.
The committee on inter-society
debates met Wednesday to draw
up rules ana regulations to
govern the debates of this year.
The Freshmen are to have
their annual party this Friday
; The tf yout between the differ
ent classes on the track, is to
occur Feb. 22. At least four
will enter from each class and
perhaps more from some classes.
This is to determine who will be
eligible to enteitbe spring meet.
The Feronians are to enter
tain the Amicitians Saturday
night. . .
JM i ssWi nte4)fa;-a - for m e r
OAC student, is taking teachers
examination this week : v
Leander N. Liggett, a merhber
of the graduating class of '73 of
OAC, died recently at his home
in Prineville. He was 51 years
of age, and was one of . the
oldest alumnus of OAC.
The flag has been flying at
half mast this week in memoriam
of J. M. Church, a member of
the Board of Regents, who died
in Portland, Sundav.
Monroe Notes.
Fred Danville again commenced work,
ing for James Herrou, Monday.'
a good crowd attended the pip eon
shoot Saturday. Floyd Barnett, also D.
Harpole, Will Huggins, Mort Bumgard
ner, and Dolly Wilhelm were the lucky
shots.' The boys will shoot again next
Saturday for beef. One-half will be for
rifle shooting and the other half shot
guns. Mr. Looney is putting np the beef.
Improvements have recently been go
1 ng on at the Martin residence. A new
wire fence and a new walk has lately
been constructed and the trees near the
house are being pruned. . Mrs. Lemaster
has gone to McMinnville to visit her eon,
who is seriously ill. Mrs. Smith, her
daughter, is doing her work while she is
Mrs. Kay 'returned home, Saturday,
from Eugene.
Willis Looney has recently purchased
a fine young horse.
Mrs. Garlinghouse is seriously ill at
her home near here. She had a sudden
attack I of paralysis. She also recently
sold a fine span of horses to J. M. Nich
ols, of Plain view.
School closed here for a .week on ac
count of the teachers' examination.
A large crowd and a good time was re
ported from the party Friday evening at
Chas. Shipley's.
L. Peak made hit first, trip with the
maiT over the new route last Monday'
Mrs. Howard's little boy, Edward, is
quite low with the typhoid fever.
Mr. Wheeler' and family are going to
Idaho in abont ten days to reside.
The byi and dogs of the neighborhood
are.hsving quite a time chasing coyotes
this winter. They have killed four.
Mr. IJoover and Will Howell have
go ne down to Mr. Bruce's to cut cord
WOOJ. t-i .
. Glenbrook poet office has been dis
continued and patrons are now supplied
by rural free delivery.
Beaver Creek.
Mrs. Alta Gray is visiting at the home
of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Skipton, near
Miss Bessie Ireland, of Monmouth, Has
been visiting at the home of her uncle,
J. S. Ireland. - ' '
Mr. Weed, of Philomath, passed
through here enroute to his brother's
timber claim, this week.
O. B. Conner, mail carrier of Route
So. 2, has been called to the bedside of
his father, and Mr. Cooper now delivers
the mail.
The Sundy school has been discontin
ued owing to stormy weather.
Mr. Wright of late has been suffering
fom an attack of rheumatism.
Grandfather Butler is still reported to
be in a critical condition.
Mrs. Wm. Parks has been called to the
bedside of her father, who is not expected
to livfe. ,
' School commenced a four-months'
term Monday, Feb. 6.
'Mrs. Peterson has returned from a
Portland hospital, not much better.
Grandma Mercer went to the table a
few days ago the first time in ten months.
Mrs. James Ireland went to Sodaville
this week to v:sit her mother, who is
very sick.
r George Manning is laid up with rheu
matism. ' Andrew Ireland is tuakiug rails
for him.
Apropos Judgeship..
' Last Tuesday, the senators
from the second judicial district,
which comprises the counties of
Lincoln, Benton, Lane, Douglas,
Coos and Curry, agreed to report
I fovWably on a bill to create a
bin is so amended as to prescribe
the residences of the judges.
Judge Hamilton resides in
Douglas, aud as accovding to the
provisions of the bill one judge
must reside in Douglas, Coos or
Curry counties, the other in Ben-
to. Lane or Lincoln, we are, if
the bill passes, to expect a new
judge to adjudicate the legal af
fairs of the last three counties
1 Governor Chamberlain will
have the appointing of the new
judge and may appoint a man
from any part of this district, but
if said adpointee should reside in
one of the three southern couutus
comprising this district he must
Don't Miss the Opportunity
call at our Furniture ' Store and let
that We are offering, until closed
Just look at those Malleabie Iron Beds we have
Thpv are cheaner than any other because they will
they are warranted for 25 years
To Stop a Bit
and get our prices on Granite and Tinware. We have just received a large
invoice of these goods. Whether you are going to house-keeping or just
furnishing one or more rooms, let us figure on your bills. Everybody
.welcome to come in
Aim! famine Our
Corvallis Gun Club Meet.
The second annual trap shooting meet of the Corvallis Gun Club
will take place in this city, on Wednesday, February 22. Th s
is an event that appeals strongly to our sportsmen and the indi -
cations are that, as the shoot
will oe a large attendance. Many
are hung up for the winning shots and will Work like a "soap
poultice" in drawing a crowd. The program follows:
EVENT NO. 1. 10 Targets, unknown
$5.00 cash, added to purse.
1st prize 50 per cent, of purse. 2nd prize 30 per cent, of purse. 3rd prize
20 per cent of purse. 4th prize 1 Box of Cigars, value ? $2.50, donated bv
C. E. Small. 3
EVENT NO. 2. 15 Targets, unknown
$5.00 cash, added to purse.
1st prize 50 per cent, of purse. 2nd prize 30 per cent, of purse. 3rd prize
20 per cent of purse. 4th prize Fancy Riding Bridle, value $5.00, donated by
J. E. Winegar.
EVENT NO. 3- 20 Targets, reversed
$7.50 cash, added to purse.
1st prize 50 per cent, of purse. 2nd prize 30 per cent, of purse. 3rd prize
20 per cent, of purse. 4th prize Rain Overcoat, value f 10.00, donated bv
F. L. Miller- .
EVENT NO. 4. 10 Targets, unknown
$5.00 casn, added to purse.
1st prize 50 per cent, of purse. 2nd prize 30 per cent, of purse. 3rd prize
20 per cent, of purse. 4th prize Gordon Hat, value 43.00, donated by
S. L. Kline. . ...
EVENT NO. 5. 20 Targets, unknown angles. EntranceJSi.oo.
$5.00 cash, added to purse.
1st prize 50 per cent, of purse. 2nd prize 30 per cent, of purse. 3rd prize
20 per cent, of purse. 4th prize one pair Friedman Shoes, value $5.00, do
nated by Moses Bros.
EVENT NO. 6. 25 Targets, unknown angles. Entrance $1.50.
$7.50 cash, added to .purse.
1st prize 50 per cent, of purse. 2nd prize 30 per cent.- of purse. 3rd prize
20 per cent, of purse. 4th prize Baby Buggy, value $12.00, donated by
Hollenberg & Cady. 5th prize one dozen Carbon-platino Photos, value
$6.00, donated by Emery, photo.
$5.00 in cash, will be given for highest average.
A framed picture, value 42. 50, donated by O. T.
for lowest average.
In addition an ENGRAVED SILVER LOVING CUP, value 4io.oo, will be
given to the local club member making the best average.
Only those shooting through the program will be eligible to average prizes.
. Traps open for practice at 8:30 a. m. Program begins at 9:30 a. m ,
2 cents each will be charged for targets used in practice or sweepstake
shooting. In regular events 3 cents each will be deducted from the purse. .
Class shooting will be the system of dividing the purses. Xiespn merchan
dise prizes will be decieed by score in following event.
Squad Hustlers,
take up his residence in either
L-me, Benton or Lincoln county.
The purpose ot the resident prop
osition is to have 'the judge reside
where it .will be convenient for
attorneys to reach them.
Day of Prayer.
It is expected that next Tues
day, Feb. 14, will be a Day of
Praver. This is the last day of
Dr. Harsha's work in Corvallis,
and as in the other places where
he has labored so also here it is
hoped to close the work in this
us show you some nice Art Squares
out, at greatly reduced prices.
In Passing Our
It is to
will occur on a legal holiday, thete
good prizes, cash and otherwise.
angles. Entrance ;oc.
angles. Entrance 7 sc.
pull. . Entrance 1.00.
angles. Entrance 50c.
Blackledge, will be given
Tournament Committee,
e R.- C KIGER.
most fitting manner. All bus
iness houses will be asked to
close from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m.
that a great mass meeting may
be heli in the opera house. Dr.
Harsha will deliver a special ad
dress on "A Challenge to the Ag
nostic." There will be special
music. Time will be given for
dinner so that all may be at work
by 1 p. m. Make your arrange
ments to come at 11 a. m. Heed
this caU to prayer. Dr. Harsha's
closing service ot Tuesday night
will also be held in the opera
been telling
last longer.
you about.
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