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10CAL AND PERS0Nl
Good morning, St. Valentinel
Mrs. Clum Read was confir ed to
her bed several days last week,
result of lagrippe.
A. S. York, traveling agent
the Orfg'onian and Telegram,
in Corvallis a few days ago.
Will Flemmins, of Salem,
of his parents, near thin city.
Chester Avery, who has been
confined home for many week,
victim i.f a d ndicitis. was out
on the streets during the
part of last week.
Charley. Lillard, while working
. . . j
in tne tinioer a lew uayo ogu, av-
nAentaUv stuck a crcss-cut saw
tooth in his 1- ft knee. He had
pretty stiff leg for a few day?.
Mrs. Mary F.. .Lowell, who was
oblieed to undergo a surgical owr
.ation of a serious nature a short
time tro. ib renoneu iu uo iotwu-
-erahly improved in health. She is
at the home of W. P. Miner, in
From all parts of : the country
.reports reach us to the effect thnt
A - kainr -. it t , liana ' 1 tr
prompt this year Tnis isasplrn-
iid indication ot toe general gooa
-condition of things this year.
The ladies guild of the Episcopal
-church are to hold a meeting ntxt
Thursday aft-moon at 2 ti'slock, at
the home of Mro. Wm. BroderS. I'
is earnest y desired that all m m
bers be present on this occasion, at
the purpose of the meeting
tne details of
sale, which is always given at this
season of the year.
R. C. Kiger intends to begin
Boon to shape his string of horses
4.1,-. rt i-i m w w onH fl
races, which are scheduled for vari
ous points in the valley.- Mr. Kiger
intends to enter one two-year-il
trotter, one pacer, and his well
known horse, Pilot, lie ti as some
splendid animals at present and
they will likely be heard from be
fore the racing season is over.
Tho TnHonendpnr. t!pnhnrfi nnm-
panv is rapidiy gaining, ground in
Linn county. Poles are being plnc-
ed between here and Tangent anH
Peoria and within a comparatively
short time we will have phone con
nections with those places over
the Independent line. It is under
stood that the company have per
mission to use the poles that sup
port the ferry cable in crossing the
river. ' '-: J.
There was a meeting of the
board . of' school directors, Friday
evening, in Clerk' Buchanan's offiice.
The board consists ofF. L. Miller,
C E. Hout. Geo. E. Lilly and W.
H. Buchanan, clerk. The usuai
grist of monthly salaries were al
lowed. It is thought that Miss
Grace Huff will be sufficiently re
covered to resume her duties as
teacher by March 1st.
Just at present the ' ''coreless
aoDle" is attracting attention. We
are assured -that this sort of an
apple has made its appearance and
realy "has & me to stay." This
Beems too good tol)e true. It re
minds us of the experience as re
lated bv a country gentleman on
his return from a visit to the city,
Mis wife asked him if be saw- any
"horseless carriages" wbilj in the
metropolis?"' No, he replied, "but
' I nad some of their derned cowless
milk." Coreless apples and 'cow
less milk would undoubtedfy make
Word reached Corvallis, Satur
day morning, to the effect that Mrs
Rilla Hyde, wife of Charles Hyd
and daughter of William Spencer,
had died quite suddenly, Friday
night, at her home, on Greasy
She was taken suddenly ill and in
a short time expired. Whether her
death was occasioned by some
cription of cramp, or heart failure is
Dot known positively,' but it is
thought to have been the former,
The remains were interred, Sunday,
in Pleasant Valley cemetery. She
was an estimable young lady, and
her husband, relatives, and many
friends will mourn her departure.
E. M. Simpson and S. B. Bane.
both of this city, are branching out
in the Mongolian pheasant busi
ness. Mr. bimpson has 24 hens
and Mr. Bane 34J and they are a!
m a ; healthy condition. ' The
pheasants do fairly well in captivi
ty, although they are very shy
mi i w. . -
Aney are great layers, ana this is
the main incentive in going into
the business of raising them. At
this season of the year a good pai
of pheasants are worth something? and the bill received
use $ t.ov, but at some seasons of
the year may 'be had at $5 per
pair.;.. Messrs. Simpson and Bane
are of the opinion . that there is
more money in raising pheasants
than in the chicken business, allur
ing as is the latter, and are ' going
' to give it a trial. We shall hear
the result later ; . c .
Editor B. " F. Irvine went to
Salem, yesterday. , , '
Prof. G. Tail.andier, of the piano
department at O AO, accompanied
by his wite, went t roriiana, nai
urdav, to attond the concert given
tiy the ereat Do faonmann.
The recent cold snap furnished
the email boy much fun. On the j
ponds adjacent Corvallis, young
America could be Been sliding on
the ice, either on his feet or his
head. My, but it was great sport!
Geo. A. Waggoner ' returned
from Salem, last Friday night,
after on absence of several days.
Mr. Waggoner was down there in
the interest of bis book, which is
expected from the hands of the
publisher within a few days.
A meeting of the .county dele
gates ' of the Grange of Benton,
will he hld in Sup't. Denman's
office cn the first Saturday in March
at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose
of electing delegates to the State
Grange and to transact any other
business that may come up before
the meeting. ,
R C. Wills, who arrived with
his wife last week, from Portiand,
is. now located in a dwelling jut
south of the college. Mr. Wills
has entered upon his duties as car-
nenter at OAC and seriously in
tends making this city his home.
His opinon is :hat we will alwavs
have a good t wn here.
It is understood that members of
the senior class at OAC are going t
produce a play iu the near future
the play is to be under the manage
ment of Frof. Helen urawtord ana
the nroceeds are to be turned over
to the Village Improvement Society
of this city. To assist this eoci-ty
is a movement worthy of commend
Tomorrow evening at the - recital
given by tne piano pupns ai me
Western Academy of Music, rort-
land, Prof Goodnough, the head
of the department, will perform one
number. He has chosen 'be
Grai.d Valse Caprice," in E-flat,
by Rubinstein. This is a. most
trying number, but on this occasion
it is certain of a good rendition.
O. B. Connors, mail carrier on
R. F. D. route No. 2, "played
horse" last Saturday. ,On account
J the roads being badlv tiozen.
and in consequence very rough and
slow to drive over, he went on toot
and carried the mail on his back.
To his credit it is related mat ne
made the usual time.' He would
make a great postman in a city.
The mass meeting called for last
Friday night in the interest of the
Y. M. C. A. building, which it is
proposed to erect near the college,
was not very well attended. For
some reason there was a lack of
interest. A few speeches were
made throwing light on the work
on hand, but nothing in the way of
raising funds was attempted. How
ever, a canvas ot t le town lor con
tributions was commenced yester
day, and everything is looking
Saturday, while returning from
a trip -to Aisea, Mart jmtu met
with an accident which might have
caused him the loss of an eye. Some
gravel was thrown from the horses'
hoof and struck Mr. ruit in the
left eye, nearly blinding him. Sun
day the eye was paining him so
severely that Dr. Cat hey was sum
moned and succeeded in r. moving
considerable gravel from the injured
eye. Everything at present, in li
cates a speedy recovery of the optic.
The case of Groves vs. Osborn
in the supreme court was affiro.ed.
Upon opening iip for business
last Friday morning, Dr.. Harper
found a little round hole in the
glass of the north ' window of hia
dental parlor. Ttie hole was about
an inch in diameter and perfecUy
round, and had been made some
time between ' his closing ; hour
Thursday evening and ; when " he
opened the following morning.
Opinions vary as to the cause of
the hole, some people inclining to
the belief that it was caused by a
bullet from a slung-shot, while
others favor the idea that it was a
"spent ball" from, a rifle. How
ever, if either version is correct, no
bullet was found1 in the establish
ment. ' ' ' ;'; ' v ,
Our sportsmen have been keenly
interested in-the hunters'license
bill that was introduced during the
present session of the! legist .ture.
This bill- requires each hunter to
pavi' an annual erun ' license fee of
$1.00. .-, The : measure, 'passed the
senate last Friday, By the pro
visions" of Uhe' bilfv farmers T and
members of their families are al
lowed to hunt on their own lands
When first introduced,'there was no
Gxception made .in behalf of farmers,
some pre n y
rough handling. It was claimed
unfair to impose a gun license fee
of $1.00 on a farmer and every
member of his family who used a
erun. when they hunted on their
own land, birds that they had raised,
so to speak. The justice ot this as
sertion was seen and the objectiona
ble clause stricken from the bill.
Miss Alice Mahaffey left yester
day morning for Pe kit. Wash., f r
a visit with her sister. Mrs. "Turner.
Preparations are being made for
the OAC cadets to go Salem one
day this week and drill before the
legislators This is great..
J. J. Cadv "informs na that, hp
knows of five or six families at
present in the Enst who in'end to
settle in tliis COUiitv within the
next two mor ths.
Attorney W. E. Yates, of this
city, accompanied the legislators to
me nay baturdav and states that
this body expressed themselves ps
mot-t tavorahle to OAC ih-ir visit
here having aroused much interest .
Wm P. Darby and son. M. S.
Darby, are moving, to the place
they purchased a coup e of months
ag.' from D. C. Edker, near Inavale
The Ecker farm comprises 80 acres
and Mr. Ecker bapjust moved from
it to a tarm he has purchased on
the east side of the Willamette in
Linn county. j
Lewis H'lllenberg arrived home
last Fridv, from a business trip to
Iowa. While East Mr. H llenbeig
experienced some pret'y cool
weather and is pleased to get buck
to Webfoot. Bevond doubt many
new familis will be ad' ed to our
population as the result of Mr.
There wilv b a local teachei s'
institute held next Saturday in the
school house, in this citv. "Local
educators will take part in the dis
cussions, while Profs. T. A Hayes
and S. A. Richardson, of Albany,
will have papers on ceita'n educ-
t onal topics. An intereBting and
entertaining time is promised.'
Major Hardin having been the
commanding officer at OAC for
something more than a year, the
following dispatch from Washing
ton, dated Feb. 11, will be of in
terest: "The War Department ha
been inf jrmed of the acquittal in
the court-martial case of Majir
Upward Hi. Hardin, Seventh In
intry. wmie ft! ior Mardm was
in charge of the miltarv prison ot
Mahal' Island in the Philippines
all prisoners escapedkiiling several
f , i a r -r-r
or tne guaras. ivnjor tiardin was
brought before a military court,
which has acquitted him as bejng
entirely olameless in the matter."
When B. R. Thompson arrived
to open his photograph gallery, yes
terday moaning, he found that some
one had pried open his cabinet- of
photos at the entrance to the build
ing and appropriated several 'view
hi was exhibiting. This, Mr.
Thompson thinks,- was done some
time during Sunday night. This is
one way to get a valentine. The
party guilty of this act evidently
did not siop to think, or ho v?ouid
have known that he could never
allow his stolen views to be seen,
as Mr. Thompson is the only per
son witn this particular negative
and could readily trace the thief in'
this way. But one who will stoop
to anything so petty is not capable
ot serious thought.
Last Friday evening about five
o'clock I. P. Miller dropped dead in
his chair. , Details are meager, but
it is learned that Mr. Miller waB
about 60 years of age, had beeu in
this county but a few months and
was stopping with a friend not Jfar
from Philomath. The name of this
friend could not be ascertained.
It Beems that he was in his usual
health that evening and was sitting
by the stove when his friendly went
out to do the chores. When the
friend returned from his duties he
discovered that Mr. Miller had fall
en forward in his chair and was up
against the stove. . Investigation
proved that the old gentleman was
dead. ' Where he was from or if he
had any relatives is not known.
The remains were interred Sunday
in Newton's cemetery. V
are deemed necessary " at . OAC,
the young ladies dormitory among
them. About 3 o'clock the legis
lative body took the train for the
coast, where they remained until
yesterday morning. . Prof.;J.B.
Horner accompanied them to the
Our- Girls Won,
The basket ball game between
the girls of OAC and the girls
from the Chemawa Indian train
ing school, which occurred in the
Armory Saturday evening, result
ed in a victory for our girls.' The
final score stood 16 to 6 in favor
A large crowd of basket ball
enthusiasts attended and the root
ing was - impartial . The cadet
band rendered good music suit
able to the occasion. The first
half was played with considerabh
snap and resulted in a score of 9
to 4 in our .favor. The second
half was somewhat slower and in
this half the OAC girls scored 7
points, while their dusy oppo
nents added only 2 points to their
score. This made OAC 16 and
Chemawa 6 as a final. The game
was verv clean and there was no
suspicion 01 a "roujiii house.".
A large delegation of Albany
people were present and seemed
thoroughly to enjoy the game.
They unhesilatingly pronounced
the Corvallis- team the stronger.
but thought Albany could admin
ister defeat to OAC, and the re
sult of this opinion was a chal
lenge and its acceptance. By the
terms of the challenge the young
ladies of Albany will. play our
girls next Friday evening in the
Armory, with the understanding
that Albany be given a return
game on their own grounds next
This is all very well and as it
should be. Recently there seems
tohave been a little hitch over the
game between these teams and it
nowjooks as if the matter would
be settled in a sisterly way.
This announcement, the most important ever made by any
mercantile house in the Willamette valley, will be of vast in
terest to every man, woman and child in this city and vicinity.
After ThirtyNine Years.
Our 35th Clearance Sale
closed Jan. 31st, and in giving thanks for your generous patron
age, I make the following extraordinary announcement: I will
refund the money on all cash purchases made on a certain day
of the month of February, the day selected to be announced in
the Gazette of March 3. The Lucky Day will be selected by
No Matter What You Purchase
for cash at retail rates, be it a five-cent or $100 purchase,. if
your duplicate checjes bear the date of the LUCKY DAY, your
money will be cheerfully refunded.-
Save Your Duplicate Checks
secured with cash purchases as- no money will be refunded ex
cept on presentation of duplicate cash checks. Buy something
every day and you are bound to .
Be one of t he Lucky Ones
Mypopu'arlow prices will preyail during this month. All
goods marked in plain figures. -Mail orders accompanied by
cash will participate in this, offer.
Regulator of Low Prices
The legislators arrived in Cor
vallis Saturday about r, p. m. and
proceeded at once to OAC, where
they were received1 with sincere
warmth. For a couple of hours
the ' senators ' and representatives
were shown about the various
buildings and grounds i '
A banquet was given them m
one of the rooms of the Agricul
tural HalL- at Which about 100
assembled senators, : representa
tives, college : and town people.
President Gatch introduced Hon.
J. K. Weatherford, president of
the board of regents, who made
a pleasing address. This was to!
lowed by some remarks bv sena
tor Haines, of Washington coun
ty -..The latter had much to say
in favor of the college and from
the tenor of his remarks there is
encouragement for the beiief that
the legislative body will act favor
ably on the bill ior appropriating
funds for certain buildings that
Last Friday Emery Allen retired
from the drug business in .this city, '
and his son, John F. Allen, succeeds
hi 'ii as Sole proprietor of this estab
lishment. It was thirtv-nine years
Feb. 1st since Emery Allen entered j
the drug busiueBs in this city. . He'
is now' in his -73rd year and is an
exceedingly wed preserved man for
his age. . . ,
Mr. Allan came to Benton coun-i
ty in 1860 and for the following'
six years, followed by turns, school
teaching and farming. . In 1866 he!
formed a co-partnership with John I
W. Souther and entered into the!
drug business. They went into
business where the Occidental1
Hotel now stands, and the part of
the building which at present co"
stitut '8 the kitchen of this popular
hostelry was formerly the drug
store of Allen & Souther.
In June 1869, Mr. Souther sold
his interest iu the business to E
Woodward and the store was moved
to quarters in the Fisher brick.
A few years ago the firm secured
their present business location. Mr
Woodward retired in 1899, after 30
years partnership, to accept th
judgeship of this county. A position
which he fillod with credit to him
self. A couple of years -ago Mr.
Allen took his son, John, into
partnership with him. Emery Allen
has survived all the men who were
in business when he began .his
career as a' druggist. Of all who
conduct a business in this city when
he began, hot one is in business to
day, (jr. Hodes, now deceased, wab
the last of the old-time business
men ti go. During; his time Mr.
Allen has seen hundreds of men
go . out of business in Corvaliis,
some through the doors of death.
and others failed very few made a
success of it and retired with a
sufficient' sum to pass the remainder
of their days in ease. The old
gentleman's memory id very green
and it is interesting to listen to his
reminiscences. , We wish ' him the
many years - of happiness that
should be his.
Our Great Annual Stock-taking
Immense reductions in every department. Short ends
odd sizes, broken lines and remnants by hundreds.
Dress goods, Silks, Readymade wear, Laces, Ribbons,
Draperies, Lace curtains, , Sheets, Pillow cases, etc.
Prices in many cases re
duced by half. Our new
Spring goods will arrive
A Mebatice to Health.
Kidney trouble is an insidious danger
and mapy people are of a serious malady
beford , the symptoms are recognized.
Foley's Kidney cure corrects Irregulari
ties and strengthens and builds np the
kidnies, and it should be taken at the
first fudicatioH of kidney trouble, as it is
impoaaibb to have good health ii the
kidneys are deranged. . For sale by Gra
ham & Wortham.
Foley's Kidney Cure
i manes Kidney a ana bladder right.
Great Shoe Sale
The largest assortment of Shoes offered on
Special Sale hi Philomath. ; Comprises about
1,000 pair of Men's, Women's, Misses', Boy's '
and Children's Shoes will be on sale during
the month of February. This reduction will
be made for Cash only. Im mediate attention
will be given to Mail Orders. There are
Special Prices on Men's, Women's, Boy's and
Children's Rubber Boots and Oil Coats. .
We also call your attention to our large Stock
of Millinery Goods which a?a en Special Sale.