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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1905)
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
J . H- Mattley closed the City,
Restaurant yesterday and retires
from the business.
; The Ladies' Gui'd o! the Episco
pal church are requested to meet at
the home of Mrs. C. E. Hout at 2
o'clock this afternoon.
M . A. Bauer and Bert Yates left
here, Friday noon, for a stream in
theJCascades above Crawfordaville
to catch a cat load of fi3b.
Miss Lettie Wicks went to Port
land, last Friday, to remain some
time. She is in ill heal h and is
seeking medical aid and will re
main in the metropolis indefinitely.
James Chambers, who went to
Portland early last fall to study
piano with Prof. Goodnough, is ex
pected to return home today.
James will some day rate well as a
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jenks, of
Tangent, were guests, Sunday, of'
Rev. and Mrs. P. A. Moses. Mrs.
Sidney Trask, sister'of Mrs. Jenks,
and whose home is at Yaquina City,
returned to Tangent with-her sister.
A 'number of friends called on
Charlie Leadbetter and bride last
Friday evening at their home a
mile or two west of town. It was
in the nature of a surprise and
took the form of a dance. A de
lightful evening was passed. ,
County court met in regular ses
sion last Saturday and in the morn
ing went out to investigate the Oak
Creek road, west of town. The
members of the court are reported
to have returned with a conviction
that something' should be done for
the betterment of this stretch of
An entertainment, "An Evening
in the Sunrise Kingdom,' is to be
given by the Y P S C E in the Con
gregational church, next Wednes
day evening. An instructive and
appropriate program has been pre
pared. A silver offering will be
taken. After the program the
Japanese ladies will serve tea and
P. A. Kline, J. E. Dayis and O.
V. Hurt acted as judges for the
countv in the selection of wool, last
Saturday, for the Benton county
exhibit at the Lewis and Clark Fair.
The result was as follows: Claud
Buchanan, 1st, Cotswold ewe, 2
years-old, weight of fleece 16 pounds;
F. R. Barnes, 2nd, Cotswold ewe, 1-year-old,
weight of fleece 12 pounds;
John E. Wyatt, 3rd, Cotswold ewe,
1-year-old, waight of fleece 12i
The second annual OAC Glee
Club concert occurred in chapel
last Friday evening and drew a
good number of lovers of vocal
music. There wjre eighteen num
bers on the program , solos, quartets,
quintets and choruses. But one
vocal solo was given and that was
! by Mr. Bouquet; there was also a
piano solo by Prof. Taillandier.
These were the only solos on the
program and were well received, as
were the other number p. The Glee
Club this year numbers 16 mem
bers; A. G. Bouquet is president; J,
C. Knapp, secretarv and treasurer,
and Prof. G. Taillandier, pianiBt
and director. "
, The Albany Herald relates the
following which is brutal on the
part of the perpetrator: At the
evening performance of Nome &
Rowe's shows in this city last Tues
day night, a little" girl aged ten
years,- who was in the act of look
ing under the tent , to view what
she could of the performance, was
kicked in the face by one of the
attaches of the show and suffered
a serious injury. The family , lives
out on the edge of the city, and
tbe little girl without makn.g
complaint went home at once. -1 The
child's eye was pretty seriously
hurt and when a couple of days
later a physiciau was called the
eye was badly swollen and it was
feared that she would lose it, but
' her physiciao says that with care '
the injury will not be a permanent
one. The family have but. recently
come to this city.
Thirteen members of the Ladies'
Tuesday Afternoon Reading Club
took the 6 o'cl6ck train Saturday
morning for Jefferson. Here they
were met by a number of carriages
and conveyed about four miles to
the home of Mrs. J. F. Steiwer,
where they passed a memorable
day. Mrs. Steiwer, who, while a
resident of this city was a member
of this club, provod an ideal
hostess and the ladies will not soon
forget their trip nor 'their treat
ment. Prof. J. B. Horner was the
one lonely man and ' went along
ostensibly as chaperon, but in
reality be was taken along to insure
the appearance of Mr. . Steiwer at
the family hearth when the party
arrived, as this ; "lord and master",
had gone on record to the " effect
that with thirteen women and? no
' men at his house ha believed he
would have business ; elsewhere.
The members of the W. C. T. TI.
are requested t-mefcfe to--home
cf Mr-. Wm. Crsee next Thurs
day aiternoon - '
Jesse Wiley disposed of hi6
beautiful little cream-colored pony
to Norris & Rowe while their circus
was in Corvallie. This is certain
ly as pretty a pony as the circus
can boast. '
In our last issue the statement
was made that the ladies of the
Presbyterian church would hold a
rose fair or carnival on the 28 of
May. This was a typographical
error the date is May 20, as will
be seen in notices in this issue.
Yesterday the Agricultural Col
lege authorities t hipped a number
of boxes of plants to Oskar Huber,
director of works at the Lewis and
Clark Fair. Some time back OAC
was furnished $23 worth of seed
with the understanding that they
be used for Fair purposes and this
is the result.
O. J. Blackledge reports that
his furniture business has out
grown his present quarters. In
order to have sufficient room he
has secured the building occupied
by J. H. Mattley's City Restaurant
and expects to be in possession to
day. This i8 certainly gratifying
to not, as we are always pleased
to see our business men outgrow
Clerk Moses was handed a refer
endum petition yesterday : morning
that bore 49 signatures, all from
Corvallis save two. The petition
was forwarded to the chairman of
the referendum committee at Mc-
Minnville. All told petitions bear
ing a total of 154 names have been
sent from this county, and it is a
matter of note that a surprising
majority are representative busi
ness men of this city.
While in the Bohemia mining
district recently Geo. A. Waggoner
made the acquaintance of a miner
who gave him a peculiar looking
crystal of what seemed to be salt
petre. Mr. Waggoner brought it
home with him and submitted it to
Prof. Fulton, who is at the head of
the OAC School of Mines. The
specimen was analysed and it prov
ed to be epsomite. "Epsomit?
magnesium, mg. p. o. 4 " It has
no particular value, aside from
Mr. and Mrs. W. D . DeVarney,
of the Independent Telephone Co.,
departed from this city for . Port
land, Sunday. Mr. DeVarney has
been granted a concession for his
company at the imposition and
will have charge of a bootn with
in which will be placed all manner
of electrical appliances of the com
pany that he represents. It is not
thought thai Mr. and ' Mrs. De
Varney will return to this city to
remain and W. C. Lowe has suc
ceeded to the management of the
company's business here.
For the benefit of our subscribers
we wish to announce that to all
parts of Western Oregon, Ashland
and north, a tare ot one and one-
third rate on round trip ticket will
be granted to visitors from tne
East who may desire to look over
Western Oregon - during the Ex
position with a view to settling or
investing. These tickets allow
stop-overs' at all intermediate points
and are good for fifteen days. Now,
if you have ai y friends in the
East, coming to the Lewis and
Clark Fair it would be well to put
Last Thursday the cabinet recent
ly purchased by the county for toe
educational exhibit at the Lewis
and Clark Fair arrived. It is a
splendid iece of work, having in
the upper part 14 folders that
swing from one side on hinges." On
the folders will be placed maps and
work of a like nature done by our
school children. Saturday Profs.
Caldwell and Fulkerson were in
from Philomath to assist Supt.
Denman and Prof. Holmes ot this
city with the work of arranging and
putting in order the cabinet dis
play. ' It is understood' that at the
close of the Exposition the cabinet
will be returned to this county and
will form a permanent part of the
furniture in the county superin
tendent s omce. ,
Editor Brigg8 and Traveling
Agent J. C. Dawson of the Oregon
Booster were in our city a couple of
days ago in the interest of their
Booster. The , last issue of this
journal is about as attractively
printed as anything that ever
reached our desk. It contains a.
splendid write-up of this city, the
county and the college. Nearly
all of our various resources are
mentioned, concisely and auth jri
tively. Throughout the magazine
is replete with splendid half-tones
of the various buildings, both pub
lic and private, and there is in ad
dition half-tones of B. W, Johnson
and John F. Allen, president and
secretary respectively of the Benton
County CitizenB' League. Every
thing connected, with the publication
of this iournal is of a nature that
' any printer may be proud of.
; '"It is anv ill wind that Wows
nobody good" is a saying that ,a
certain' school boy in this" city
firmly believes. ' A day or so be
fore the appearance of Norris &
Rowe's circus in this city this
little lad had been guilty of a
misdemeanor at school and was
kept in by way of punishment.
This was the ill wind part of the
While wandering homeward,
pondering a plausible excuse
when he arrived at his destina
tion, he saw some little creatures
wiggling in the grass and weeds
along the edge of the sidewalk.
He realized that they were young
china pheasants and began gather
ing them in forthwith. The day
had been rainy, cold and raw,
and the little birds were chilled
until "near the door of death. .
There were about io of the
little pheasants and their captor
took them to 'Gene Simpson, who
inquired how he came by them
and finally agreed to take them
and give the boy a dollar or two
for them if they lived. 'Gene
placed the chilled . birds under a.
cochin bantam hen that had just
commenced to set. The hen took
considerable pursuasion before
her faith allowed her to accept
the waifs. But in time she did
and is now as proud as Lucifer of
her feathery family.
All- the birds lived, the lad
called and received his money,
went to the circus, had the time
of his life, and is now wonder
ing if it pays to be a model boy.
Had he been, the chances are io
to i that he would not have seen
the circus. ?
On June 9th Miss Helen Craw
ford will give an elocutionary
evening with her pupils, and will
be assisted by Mrs. Green and
her vocal pupils. This will take
place in the Opera House. v
On June 12th Mrs. Green,
principal of the department of
vocal music, will give a pupils
recital. 'This we believe is to be
given in the college chapel.
On June 13th there will occur
the senior play. The title of the
play is "An Interrupted Honey
moon." Mrs. B. W. Johnson's
services as coach has been secur
ed . Mrs Johnson has already
selected the cast and rehearsals
, The ladies of the. Presbyterian
church will hold a Rose Fair,
Sat., May 20th, at Miller's Hall.
Following is a list of classes and
Class I. Finest specimen
Roses, not less than 8 nam
ed varieties.... - $3 00 $L 0
Class II. Best artistically ar-
ranged Dining Table decor
ation 3 00
Class III. Best collection
Climbers.... 1 50
Class TVl Best artistically ar
ranged Vase of Roses.;.... 75
Class V Best exhibit of
Wild Flowers by children
under 15 years of age. 1 00
Class VI. Best boquet of mia
. cellaneous Cut Flowers.?...-. 75 ; 5(
Entry Fee Classes I and II, each 21
cts; Classes-III, IV, V, VI, each, 10 cts
All exhibits mnst be the production of
Hour for receiving exhibits will close
promptly at 3 p. m.
.. Doors open to the public at 5 p. m.
Admission 10 cts. : ; 1 .
The Ladies will serve: ,
Home made Ice Cream or Sherbet
with Cake, 15cts. Ham Sandwiches,
Pickles and Coffee, 15 cts. Some made
Candy also for sale.
Moss Caught Fire.
Yesterday morning a fire alarm
was turned in and everybody got
a move on in short order. The
resioence 01 h.t,. White was
the scene of the conflagration,
and it was - found that fire had
caught on the moss on the roof
of the building. It seems that
the stove pipe did, not project far
enousfh above the roof for the
sparks to die out before they fel
on the moss and the slight breeze
blowing at the time soon fanned
them into a blaze in several places
The fire company was soon on
the ground, but Chief Berry did
not connect .the hose,' thinking it
advisable" to " set the bucket bn
'gade at work, ' The damage was
house was rained,, but this is the
extent of .the damage .. -v ,.
This property lies just west! of
the Thomas Whitehorn residence
and was at one time known as
the north district school house.
From what we are told, this was
a case where the chemical engine
would have been just the thing
See Blackledge for furniture, etc.
Mrs. A. F. Petersen returned
home from a visit at Cottage Grove
ast Thursday. She thinks that
city is a beautiful place.
Don't miss the Rose Fair next
The local W. C.- T. U." have
purchased the property on Main
street just south of the Corvallis
Steam Laundry and are having
he houses cleaned up and put in
For Sale A car of shingles on
dock. Bargain to quick customer.
A. J. Shirley. 40-41
Yesterday was city election day
in Corvallis. We went to press
too early to have any good idea of
final results other than that the
indications were somebody wquld
; Last Saturday, Jacob ' Blumberg
plead guilty to giving away liquor
and was fined $50. The complaint
was sworn out by Chief of Police
Lane and prosecuted by E. R. Bry-
son in Justice Holgate's court.
Enter your roses at the Rose
The case of the City of Coryallis
vs. Hj. W. btrong.Mike Kline and
Jesse Brown on tbe charge of
gambling came up for trial by jury
last I bursday evening and resulted
a verdict of acquittal. J. F.
Yates, city attorney, prosecuted the
casp, and w.ii,. Yates represented
For Sale A car of shingles on
ock. Bargain to quick customer.
L.J. Shirley. 40-41
Last Friday afternoon the OAC
baseball team went up against the
hardest preposition thev have yet
encountered on the diamond ibis
year; Philomath. , Something was
out if gear, string broke, or some
thing crnssways with our boys and
they got "skun to the tune of 18
to 3. Philomath, we salute you.
Call at the Benton County Lum
ber Yard for prices on three grades
of flooring, rustic, and finishing
umber. You will find the grade
and prices right. 26.
It did us good to see our friend.
Robert Johnson, on, the streets
yesterdav. Bob has been confined
to his room, a victim of tvpboid
fever, for many weeks. It is a long
timo since Bob missed voting at an
election, and, as he was on band at
the one yesterday, we sincerely
hope it may be many years before
be again has so close a squeeze to
Second grade fir lumber, almost
any dimension, iir only $6.50 per
thousand feet, at Corvallis - Saw
Mill. 10 tf.
The old camp grounds at Bell-
fountain were purchased some
months ago and are now under con
trol of a board cf trustees. These
fine grounds are now in such shape
that they are to be forever subject
to the use cf ihe Deople of that
vicinitv. On Saturday, June 3rd,
a great picnic is- to be given on
these grounds and everyone, far
and near is invited to be one of the
crowd on this occasion.' ' It is ex
pected that various means wiHbp
resorted to that those in attendance
may be entertained.
Largest line of matting in coun
ty at Blackledgee. 30tf
It is earnestly reauested that
everybody be on hand at college
chapel this evening at 7:30 o'clock
for rehearsal rreraratory to tne
production of the cantata, ' 'Wreck
4? 4-1 A UnMAK11 ct "
Ui. MIC IICSCIUO, ttlLXi lil"--
lujah Chorus" and the "Trium
phal March"fromNaaman. These
are all splendid works and are to
be given on Friday evening, June
2nd. The receipts are to go to
the Y. M., C. A. building fund
and it is sincerely hoped the de
served patronage will be forth
coming. Miss Lulu Spangler and
Otto r . 1. Hearse will each sing
a solo on this occasion.
Those wishing to pool their wool with
me can do bo by reporting the number of
fleeces to me. I will handle yonr wool
and sell to the highest bidder and give
you what there'iis in it. Sacks, fleece
and twine for .. sale by me at Kings
Valley. , ' F.J. Chambers.
WERKERMADE t PARTS
all kinds of handsome patterns in trousers for.
good serviceable wear that fit and wear out
their money's worth 'to the full. They are
made especially for us. The best is the'only
kind we buy. We offer them to you for much
less than you pay for the other kind.
$2.00 up to $5.00.
Banner Brand Boys Clothing
' There's a great big difference in boys' e
clothes, although they all look alike on the
counters. The difference is in the way they
fit, feel and wear. Just consider the price
question when you want a boy's suit. We
have them in hundr3ds of patterns, all priced
low from $1.50 to $12-50 for all sizes of boys.
We have some boys' suits on our Bargain Counter that are
going very cheap.
& La EZLtlMIZ,
The White House, Corvallis, Ore.
D. Cm H lest and.
CORVALLIS STEAM LAUNDRY.
. Patronize Home industry
Outside Order Solicited.
All Work Guaranteed.
COPYRIGHT 190S 1
THE HOUSE OF KUPPENHEfflER :
G. A. ROBINSON
INOCKNDCNT PHONK 18
I Btfef 'MUSS
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance
FULL LIST OF
Open Day and Night.
J. C. HAr.ir.lEL, Prop.
; One of the Finest Etgutoed Hotels In theZY alley.
Both Phones. : y.
"1A7HEN your trousers be-
gin to follow in the wake
of style, it's time to look
We have the "Wernermade
Pants" in many patterns, es
pecially for best wear. In fact
The new double
breasted model for
talent in tailoring
that Custom Tailors
$ 15 & $16.50
F. L. MILLER
A. L. STEVENSON
N DEPENDENT PHONE 201
PROPERTY WITH US.
Rooms Singlo on EnSuito.
.Bus Moots all Trains.