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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 18, 1905)
10CAI 1 PERSONM.
The mid-summer meeting of the
board of regents of OAC will be held
. in this city tomorrow .
Dr. E. H. Taylor went to Port
land, Suiidy . He will see the Ex
position forbout a week.
Jack Arnold is back at the cotst
again. Last Saturday, Miss Dora-
tha Nash became a guest of Jack
and his mother at their cottage by
Dr C. H. Lee arrived home lae t
Friday from an attendance of the
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sessions ot tne American medicai
Association during their convention
A hayrack load of people spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Aueust Webber. These
worthv DeoDle. on this day, had
been wedded just ten years.
Ed Stock, an old-time Corvallis
boy, was in Corvallis a few hours
last Friday. Ed is now on the
joad for a San Francisco house in
Iwhich it is understood that he and
Tiis brother, Sol, have an interest.
. Roy Kaber, who is working in
jPortland in the interest of Benton's
exhibit at the Fair, was home bun
day. He went back to the metrop
'plis yesterday, taking with him a
large quantity of material for the
exhibit. He says it is to shine from
Harvey Sargent started, ye&ter
day, for a peddling trip through the
southern part of the state. Before
returning, he win go as tar sou.
8 Ashland. A weeK ago he arnv
d home from an excursion through
he northern part of the state. This
.trip carried him nerly to the sum
Unit of Alt. Hood.
; Last Friday, Joseph Johnson
f"father of Prof. Chas. Johnson of
OAC, arrived in Corvallis, his old
borne. Mr. Johnson is now a resi
dent of the Big Bend country
Washington, and has good reports
for his section. He is - living about
18 miles from Watery ille, where
Ira Hunter and fnmily and other
people from this county are locat
ed. Mr. Hunter is employed in a
store in that section and is getting
R. S. Harrington is home agai
from the Exposition. This is much
sooner than he expected to be, an
the explanation lies in the fact that
be disposed of the territory in ard
adjacent Portland to parties desi
ing to handle his washing machine
Beyond doubt, Mr. HarriDgton has
a good proposition in his machine
He offered to back it to do the work
of any other two washing machines,
lhis oner was posted at the Jixpo
flition and had no takers. .
It appears that our carpenters
and contractors are setting a' pretty
hot pace for their metropolitan
brethreu. Charley Heckart recently
refused an offer to go to Portland
and cmtruct a house like the one
jusi completed tor Dr. fernot, and
Adams Bros, have refused offers to
build for Porland parties; one man
wanted them to build him a resi
dence like they built for F. L. Mil
ler while another desired a facsimile
of the Newhouse dwelling.
Al Kemp, of this city, is just fin
ishing a pleasure launch. It is ail
of bis own work and design. The
craft is 30 feet long and is of 7 foot
beam. A 6-horse power gasolene
engine will be used to provide mo
tive power. Mr. Kemp is just put
ting the engine in place and ex
..rpect8 soon to have his craft ready
t? : for her trial trip. When com-!
pleted the boat is expected to be
pretty speedy, as sha is a very trim
craft. Those on pleasure bent will
get their money's worth when they
embark with Captain Kemp.
A new book has found its way to
our table and it is well worth lead
ing. It is of particular interest to
residents of the great Northwest as
it deas with, to a degree, the histo
ry of the pilgrimage of Lewis and
Clark to this unexplored land.
There are about ninety pages of the
book and it is entitled lhe In
dian Girl Who Led Them." Thb
Indian woman, of course, is Sacaja
wea, and the story is by Amy Jane
McGuire. It is published by the
J. K. Gill Co., Portland, and is just
off the press. In reality it is a de
lightful story and cannot fail to be
a pleasure to the reader.
Old-time residents of this city
will remembar Rev. Father P. J.
Lynch, who until about 1890 oc
cupied tho pulpit of the Catholic
church of this city. A few days
ago the county clerk received a let
ter from him requesting that a copy
of his first papers wherein he madei
a declaration of citizenship be sent
him, as he was desirous of taking
up some public land. He is now
rector of the Corpus Christi church
at Newcastle, Wyoming. The
writer evidently knew nothing of
the death of B. W. Wilson, as he
sends -regards to both the deceased
gentleman and his son, Joseph,
speaking of them as good friends
County Clerk Moses returned Sat
urday from a brief visit to Portland
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lilly .left
Monday for a ten-days visit at the
Ed Philips arrived in this city
Sunday for a short visit with rela
O. J. Blackledge and family left
riday for Waldport. They are to
camp out, and will be absent three
Mrs. E. A. Cummings arrived
Saturday night from Pendleton for
a few dayB visit at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Well-sher.
Miss Weller, a teacher in our
public schools, having resigned, the
board met yesterday morning and
elected Miss Maud Mattley to the
E. B. Horning, Prof. Charles
Johnson, Mrs. Inpz Wilton, Mrs. C.
D. Thompson, Miss Edna Grovps
and Emil Horning spent Sunday
with friends near Wren.
Barn' and Contents
Richard Graham, Sr., Richard
Graham. Jr., and Esther Graham
went to the bay Saturday. Ihev
will be followed later bv the other
members of the family.
The three-year-old girl of Mr.
and Mrs. John Buckingham, who
reside i.ear Bellfountain, died yes
terday morning. Summer com
plaint was the cause of death.
Miss Numa Netherton arrived
Saturday from Ga'.Iaton, Missouri,
for a brief visit with her cousins,
Walter and E. F. Wiles, Mrs. W
A. Wells, and Mrs. J. Fred Yates.
Mrs. John Schone and J hn Bel-
fii8 left Monday for Riseburg for a
visit, en route to their home at Los
Angeles. For a week they have
been guests of their aunt, Mrs. John
Rickard, in Corvallis.
Arthur Henkle has disposed of
his interest in the Commercial res
taurant to Mrs. Lillie J. King, who
assisted by Mrs. Ninez Francisco,
will hereafter conduct it. The new
owner took possession Saturday.
- The order pf Washington had a
pleasant time at their hall Monday
evening. The retiring officers and
those newly elected gave a spread
to the entire lodge. The affair was
greatly enjoyed by all.
The entertainment given at' the
opera house Saturday night by the
Corbin giants and "Thelma," drew
a good audience, and was a merito
rious affair, some of the sleight of
hand work being really excellent.
The boys comprising the Corval
lis base ball team are trying to ar
range to bring the Toledo ball twirl
er8 to this city for a game in the
near future. They ar8 figuring oh
a public dance as a part of the
A. W. Moses and family departed
Friday for their home in Nevada.
They were met in Portland by Miss
aiand tiny?, who goes to accept a
position as cock for the white em
ployes of an Indian reservation
The D. C. Rose store building,
together with the ground on which
it stands, has been purchased by S.
L. Kline. At present the room
will be used as a warehouse, but in
time it is to be made an addition to
the main store.
Ambler & Watters are now lcca
ted in the room in Hotel Corvallis
just one door north of the one for
merly occupied by them, and the
one just vacated is occupied by
Taylor & X rancisco, wno are now
running a barber shop in that
Sheriff Burnett returned Sunday
from a week's visit to the bay.
While the crowd at Newport is not
as large now as it was last year at
this time, most of the cottages are
occupied and each train bring3 in
its number of pleasure-3eekers. Tha
weather is said to be fine, and the
visitors to the coast are all enjoying
Shortly .after nooa Friday word
reached town to the effect that
the barn of M. 3. Woodcock was
burning up. Various were the re
ports, one person having it as his
dairy, another that the house was
burned as well as the barn.
Mr. Woodcock at the time
was in Albany, but when the
news of the fire reached this city
Harold Woodcock and Fred Clark,
both of the bank, secured a team
and drove out to the fire. There
was absolutely nothing that they
could do, so they started back.
While returning they met Mr.
Woodcock, owner of the proper
ty destroyed. He had just re
turned on the afternoon train
from Albany and hearing at the
depot of the fire, obtained the
first available means of convey
ance, which in this case hap
pened to be the bus, and started
for the scene of the conflagration.
An exchange of rigs occurred
and Harold Woodcock and Fred
Clark returned to town with the
bus, M. S. Woodcock continuing
on out to the fire.
The fire did not occur on what
is known as the dairy farm, but
on another place not far from
the dairy. The barn was the on
ly building destroyed. It was i
very large structure and contain
ed 30 tons of hay at the time of
the fire. Two very fine mares
were burned to death, as were
turned to their old home in Iowa a
couple of years ago. Mr. Snider
exp-cts his father and mother to
come to Benton this fall.
Every man owes it to himself and
his family to master a trade or pro
fession. Read the display adver
tisement of the six Morse Schools of
Telegraphy, in this issue, and learn
how easily a young man or lady
may learn telegraphy and be as
sured a position. 58-93.
The first vacation that he has
taken in 15 years, was enjoyed by
Willard Lmvilie last week. The
time was spent at Carlton, Buena
Vista and rarker, with relatives,
and an - enjoyable time it was for
Mr. Linville, who returned home,
Sunday, much benefitted by tne
The will of the late Louise Erwin
has been filed for probate at the
clerk's office. The estate is valued i
at $9,000, and by the provisions of I
the will, one half of this goes to 1
Richard Erwin the remaining half 1
11 i-.ii j-
10 db epuaiiy aiviaea among lae
six heirs of the late Francis McBee,
daughter of Mrs. Erwin.
35th OBiO 35111
couple of calves confined in a
small lot near the barn. Two
wagons were burned, together
with many farm implements and
fixtures of various character.
Occurring just on the eve of
harvest the loss is quite a blow
as it makes difficult the storage
of Mr. Woodcock's crop. We
believe there was no insurance.
Just who first discovered the
fire it is hard to say, but it was
probably Mrs. Butolph who lives
on the place. The men folks
were all at work in the field when
the fire occurred. It is likely
that it was discovered about the
same time by a good many peo
ple, as several claim to have been
the first to see it. How it started
is not known.
See Blackledge for
Johnny Wells and family are to
leave today for a caiupiBg trip in
the Alsea country. x
Blackledge, leading wall paper
Ed Buxton will budd the resi
dence of Prof. S- W. Holmes.
There has been a family reunion
at the,S. N. Lilly home during the
past few days. All of Mr. Lilly's
children, save Frank, are home.
Frank is now in LaGrande, Eastern
Orej-onr where he has resided for
some years. Leslie Lilly arrived
here from Douglas county last Sat
urday evening.. Mrs. W. H. Hall
and daughter are here, as is also a
daughter from Iowa. !
A fair-sized audience greeted the
play of Bluebeard, by Corvallis ju
veniles, at the opera house Friday
afternoon, under direction of Miss
Grace Huff. The entertainment
was given for the benefit of the pub
no senooi library, ana tne net pro
ceeds were quite satisfactory. . The
excellence with which each perform
er played her part was a charming
revelation to those present. Helen
Raber had the part of Blue Beard :
Myrtle Spaulding played the diffi
cult parts of Lady Emmelme: Jo
sie Holmes was Lady Eleanor; Jean
Kent, Lady Anne; Alta Chipman,
Lard Orlando; Tressie Spencer,
Largest line of. malting in
ty at Black ledges.
Dr. J. Hall and family left for
Portland enroute to their home at
Wanted mill and yard men, by
Booth-Kelly Lbr. Co., Cobnrg., Or
Good wages and steady work. 57-8
The news reached Corvallis a few
days ago of the death at Ashland,
last week, of Douglas rorter,
Walter Kline and J. E. Farmer
were visitors at Wells, Sunday,
- A very bad fire got started on the
Lindeman place, near L. L. Brook's
farm, last Wednesday and it gaye
employment to about 15 men to put
Sunday's excursion train to New
port carried more passengers than
any train that has oeen sen
through this season. Four hundred
people were aboard.
James Lewis reports to have sold
the A. T. Garrison farm of 210
acres for $?5 per acre to Wm, Har.
per of Dakota. Also the Newpor
farm in Linn County, 118 acres, for
Mrs. J. C. Young accompanied
by her sisters and niece wno are
visiting from the East, Spent Satur
day and Sunday at Newport, where
the visitors were greatly pleased
with the sights.
Shortly after noon last Thurs
day word reached this city to the
effect that Henry Oleman had
shot himself and was badly in
jured. Dr. Cathev was summon
ed and went post haste to attend
From what is learned it appears
that Henry Oleman, who is aged
19 years, was mowing hay on his
father's place about five miles
north of Summit. In that sec
tion tnere are many grouse and
when he drove out to the field
just after dinner he took a shot
gun with him. As he rode out
to the scene of his labors hs car
ried the shotgun on his lap. The
horses were poking along and he
concluded to wake them up a bit,
so struck at them, not knowing
that the whip lash was wrapped
about the barrel of the gun. ' j
In striking at the horses the
gun was tnrown tiotn Henry's!
ap and discharged. The load I
from the gun entered his side af-!
ter passing through the fleihyj
part of the arm. One of his ribs
was shot .away and fear is enter
tained that some of the shot en
tered his lungs. ,
The gun was charged with No. i
shot. The gun struck the mow
er with such force that one of the
hammers was broken off.
After the accident, Henry, who
was alone, at the time, tied up
the team and watked home, a dis
tance of nearly a quarter of a mile
and up hiU too, at that. On en
tering the house he found his fa
and mother still sitting at the
dinner table and he said, "Mother,.
mess I'm dons for." His fa
ther sprang to him and support
ed him just as he collapsed.
For a time little hope was en
tertained for his life, but he
has surprised every one and at
present there is hope of his re
covery. There is some thought
of bringing him to this city some
time during the latter part of this
As this week marks the Thirty-fifth year that
I have been in business in Corvallis, I wish
first to thank my patrons and friends for the
liberal patronage they have extended me, and
to announce that, as has been my custom. I am
going to hold an Anniversary Sale for just one
week, but this year I am going to offer you
prices that will eclipse any previously made
on the same lines of goods.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PRICES I AM MAKING:
1,900 yards Torshon Lace and insertion, all widths and select
a patterns, while it lasts, 5c per yard-
Thompson's Glove Fitting and W. B. Corsets to fit all forms
$1.50, $1.25, and $1.00 grades are going at 75c.
50c values reduced to 36c
Ladies' Sailor Hats, this line we are going to discontinue.
50c values 24e- 25c values 19c
Special, Amoskeag Ginghams, all colors, 5c per yard.
Ladies' Purses and Hand Bags, black, brown, white andean,
leather and velvet.
Regular $1.50, reduced to $1.15.
1-25, " " .95.
1-00, " " .75.
.75, " " ,48-
Ladies' Auto, Yaeht, Golf, and Saucy Susan caps, all colors.
. $1.50 caps, now $1.05. $1.00 caps, now 78c.
1.25 " " 95c 75c " ". 56c
50c caps, now 38c.
I want to close out my entire line of Summer Suitings and crash
goods, comprising Voiles, Scotch Oxfords, Mercerized Taffetas,
Spot Mohairs and Crepes, Luster Linens and Homespun Suit
ings, n the season's latest shades, at the following prices:
40c goods reduced to 31c. 35c goods reduced to 27c.
30c . 22c. 25e " " " 19c
20c " " " 15c. 16sc " " " 124c.
12k " " " 10c. 10c " " " 8c. '
50 pairs of Men's Trousers and Outing Pants, reduced from
$4.50 to $3.60. $4.00 to $3.20.
3-50 " 2.65. 3.00 " 2.35.
$2.50 to $1 95. -
Boy's Buster Brown, Norfolk and Middy Suits, size 3 to 8 years
Regular $3.50, special $2.95-
3.00, " 2.55."
2.50, " 2.15.
2.00, " 1.65.
1.50, " 1.29.
GROCERY DEPARTMENT, EXTRA SPECIAL
Ball Mason Fruit Jars, pints 60c
11 11 11 11
21 pounds choice Rice $1.00
6 cans Sardines 25c
- Extra Standard Tomatoes, per can 10c
Corn, per can 10c
Arm and Hammer or Schillings Soda,
4 packages for 25e
Western Dry Granulated Sugar, sack $5.70
Fruit Sugar, per sack $5.70
UmmB UlLaS Ml Sap
The Whits House,
The Business Done.
Miss Winnie Davis is no more. She
was called to Toledo on Wednesday
as a witness in the Green trial, and
on Thursday, at Newport, was mar
ried to Mr. Cox, of Waldport. The
happy pair are spending their hon
eymoon at the seaside.
Ernest F. Snider arrived in Cor
vallis last Saturday from Iowa. He
visited the exposition for a week
before coming on up here. Mr,
Snider and his mother resided here
for a time some two or three years
ago and during his sojourn he ac
quired a timber claim in the west-
Our rural mail service does a
business far greater than anyone
would imagine. Postmaster John
son on making up all accounts at
the end of the quarter, June 30,
1905, makes the following findings.
R. F. D., route No. 1 Col
lected during the quarter 1,983
parcels ot mail; delivered, during
the same period, 11,629 parcels.
This gives a total of 13,612
pieces delivered and collected for
the quarter on route No. 1. The
value of stamps collected during
this time on this route was $34 -92.
Route No. 2 Parcgl" collect
ed during quarter, 1,818; deliv-!
ered, 11,231; total of collection
and delivery, 13,049; value of
stamps collected, $28.80.
Route No. 3 Collected, 4,698
parcels; delivered, 11,575; total
of collection and delivery, 16,273;
value ot stamps collected, $87.59
Route No. 4 Collected, 760
pieces: delivered, 4,706; total of
collection and delivery, 5,466;
value of stamps collected, $14.47.
It must be remembeied that this
route had only been in service
about six weeks.
The total number of parcels of
mail delivered by all routes dur
ing the quarter was 39, 141 ; total
number collected, 9,259; total
both delivered and collected,
48,400; total value of stamps col
lected, $165,78. This seems like
CTs'dcsible business to ns.
Is Judged by theHat heWears.
We carry a larger stocli of Hats
than some exclusive hat stores.'
If you don't believe it we'll show
you the goods.
Fir Lumber, dressed ot rough.
It will pay you to investigate thi
school house. Bell phone 4x2. -
Complete house bills delivered if so desired,
prices. Mills two miles west of Independent
R. P. P. No. 2, Corvallis, Oregon.