LOCAL AD PERSONtt The excarsion to the coast Sun day was well patronized and all who attended declare they had a fine' time.. ..Z j J ; Yesterday Professor G. LeBter Paul returned to Portland to re Biima his classes in elocution and .dramatic art. j Mrs. F. P. SUeasgreen and little girls returned home, Saturday, from an outinsr of two or three "weeks in Alsea. 0. J. Blackledge and family are borne from their camping trip to Waldport and other adjacent points. They report a most enjoyable time, Regent J. D. UaJy arrived in Corvallis, Saturday, on the noon train and after auditing the usual monthly bills at OAC, departed in the evening for irortland. Alba Thompson, who duriDg the cast year has been manager 01 a eteam laundry at Heppner, Or. has been renewing his acquaintance in this city during the past week. Saturday, W. D Barclay and S. A. Tharp returned from Portland, where for fifteen days they were under guard while serving as jurors during the Yilliamson-Gesner- Biggs land fraud trial. A game of base ball played in this citv. Saturday, between Siletz and Corvallis was very much of disaDDomtment. eiletz made or 8 points, while Corvallis made in the region of 6& points. Four passenger coaches filled to standing room departed (Saturday for the coast. Warm weather coupled with the many attractions at the coast explains the reason for the large crowd Saturday. Mrs. Prudence Chipman depart ed yesterday noon for the East. She will visit relatives and friends in Iowa and Minnesota until cold weather compels her return to Ore gon probably about Decembei 1st. Stoney Wells and a party of five other gentlemen took dinner in this city Thursday while enroute from Toledo to Mill City. They made the trip by wagon. Stoney is to do team work about tbe mill and the others have employment there. Mert Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs Fred Ciark of this city, arrived in Corvallis, Friday evening from his home in Baker City. Mert's wife has been here ' for some weeks . Sunday all of the above parties went over to the coast to remain . several days. Mrs. Leonora Speidel Smith and eon, Harry, arrived in this ctty last week from Buena Park, California, and are guests at tbe J. A. Spanglei home. Mrs. Smith is a niece of Mrs. Spangler. Mrs. Smith was born in this city and passed many years of her life here, A few days ago L. L. Brooks re ceived a letter irom Mrs. Marco, of Belleville, Neb., who stated that she was on the eve of departing for this county. At the same time he received a letter from another lady who has property in Nebraska she desires to trade for property in Benton." The merry-go-round people took out license for ..three months last Tuesday. This does not mean that they will do business in Corvallis for any length ot time, but it was cheaper to do so. License by the day costs about $10 for each day, while license tor three montns may be had for $50. Ihe merry-gO' round will be here two or three weeks and then will be taken to the hop fields. ' Quite of ten items of asocial, or eveu important, nature are received at an hour too late for press. If an itfm goes over until next issue it becomes stale. Our time of go ing to press is Mondays and Thurs days, and notes should be handed -in by 2 p. m . on these days at the latest sooner, if possible. . We fully appreciate the kindness of many persons who tell us of events and thank them for past favors as well as those we feel they will do us in the future. The death of .Mrs. Huldah Brown occurred Thursday afternoon in this city at the home oi S. P, Hunt. She had reached tb.9 ad vanced age of 81 years. At three o'clock Friday afternoon the funer al services were he'd in the Chris tian church and were conducted by rastor i . hi. Jones. The remains were taken to Buena Vista, former home of the deceased, for inter ment. Her maiden name was uuiaan A. Zumwait. She was born in Warren county, Missouri, June 25, 1824, and came to Oregon in 850. She was twice married, her first husband being Dr. Davis. After the death of her first hus band she became the wife of S. K. Brown, a well-known pioneer of this county.' : The latter died a few years after -vthis marriage. Mrs. Brown had. many sincere friendB Last Friday Minor Swick and wife and Mrs. John Stewart arriv ed home from Belknap Springs. Hon. C. B. Crosnol, collector of customs of the Port of Y equina, was in Corvallis on business Satur day. Among recent visitors at the Fair were Misses Ora an-1 Nellie Wood and their cousin, Miss Ida Locke. Mrs. E. A. Chenoweth, of Kings Valley, is visiting with her daugh ter, Mrs. J. D. Wells. ' She is to re main several weeks. There is to be a lawn social given on the court house lawn tomorrow evening. It is to be under the auspices of the W. C. T. U. L. A. Houck and family arrived last week from Gold Hill, Southern Oregon, for a visit of a couple of months with relatives and friends of this section. J. B. Mason was out from Wren, Thursday, on matters of business. Mr. Mason says everything is flourishing in that section. Crop prospects are immense. Walter Lyons, editor of the Westside Enterprise of Independ ence, passed through Corvallis, Sat urday, on his way to the coast, where he is to spend several days. Rev. D. E. Hoi' from Woodland, Calif., will hold evening services at 7.45 o'clock for one week in the Episcopal church, commencing the eighth inst. Everyone cordially invited. Chief of Police Lane will hence forth have his headquarters at the office of Police Judge J. F. Yates. Parties having occasion to phone a message to the Chief should re member this. ' Tbe threshing machine is doing bu3ine?s again throughout the county. It is stated that in many fields the yield has been a disap pointment. Plenty of straw, but not an overbundance of . grain. Mrs. Otto F. L. Herse and sister, Mi3S Agnes Mewis, went to Port land, Sunday. - Yesterday Mr. Herse joined them and together they are to visit the Fair and en joy a trip up the Columbia by boat. Corvallis played a game of base ball in Toledo, Sunday, against a combination team composed of the best material of Lincoln county and strengthened by three good men from U of O. The score was 7 to 3 against our boys. For the first time in many years Norm Lilly will hot run a thresh ing machine through grain harvest. When Lesley Lillv, son of the above, was here recently he was al lowed to take the threshing outfit back to Douglas county on his return. W. H. Hansell, who is running a wood saw in this city, is authority for the statement that in his opin ion the town is several hundred cords short of what it was at this time last year. If Mr. Han sell is correct in his figures, and he is in a position to be, why is this? Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Chiles ar rived in Corvallis, Friday, f;om Davisville, California, for a brief visit with relatives. They will also attend the Exposition m Portland Mrs. Chiles is a daughter of the late Richard Calloway and her girlhood was passed' in Benton county. JV L. Hainden, wife and daugh ter,' arrived from Missouri last week and are t be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Crees for the next month They visited the Fair a few days before coming to this city. Mr. Hainden is a nephew of Mr. Crees. and the latter met . his relatives in Portland. Mr. Barrett's Lecture. Ha.rison D. Barrett, of Boston, Mass., who is president of the National Spiritualists' Associa tion, delivered a most interest ing address in Barrett Lyceum last Friday evening. There was scarcely standing room, so close ly was the haH packed, yet in spite of the heat he held the earn est attention of all for over an hour. . After dwelling on the fact that "God is Spirit," Mf. Barrett went on to show the relation of spirit manifestations of ancient times and those of the present. The tendency to doubt the word of living witnesses along these lines, while we revere the testimony of ancieut writers, was commented upon. " Many other interesting points Were treated. Mr. Barrett proved himself an elocutionist of no ordinary abili ty by his rendition of the poem "Palestine". Local spiritualists hope to receive another visit from him in November as he is considering a coast tour at that time. Miss Mabel Keady sang several songs with good effect. Prof. Goodnough presided at the organ. , Additional Local. See Blackledge for While there is considerable as surance that hops will command a good price this year, there seems to be an idea that the valley crop will be a trifle short. However, it is claimed that the hops produced will be of excellent quality. Let us hone that the crop will exceed in quantity what is estimated. A couple of very large, ripe figs were on exhibition a lew days ago at the August Hodes grocery. They were what h known a3 white figs and were the fruit of a very small tree in Mr. Hodes' yard in this city The figs would be n credit to any country, as they were both large and ripe. The tree that bore the fruit 11 only five feet high and but a few years old, still it produced 14 large figs. . It is reported that diphtheria has been raging near Airlie. This has been another instance where doc tors have disagreed. Some have held the disease to be regular old stvle nutrid sore throat, others that it was diphtheria. At any rate it matters little what the name was. but the fact that one death occured does matter. This epidemic is re ported to have about run its course owing to precautionary measures ndnT" v te poop1 of that eec tion. furniture, etc. 26 Saturday, Robinson & Stevenson sold the William Hecker property in this city to H. Harrison. The consideration was $1,500. Dr. George Ainslee, of Portland, passed Sunday in Corvallis, the guest of relatives. . People who have a telephone need only to notify Small's bakery any time they want bread and it will be delivered at once. 62-71 Jas. Fiett and family start today for their homestead on Five Rivers, where they are to remain a few weeks. They will be accompanied by Miss Bessie Yates. Mrs. Leah Bell, of Los Angeles, California, who has been in Port laud visiting the Fair, arrived in this city yesterday for a short visit with relative?. Largest line of matting in coun ty at Blackledges. 30tf Reliable man wants work of any kind or furnished ranch to run on shares. Understands the care of II kinds of live stock. Addrets Box 47," Corvallis, Oregon. 65 Mrs. E. S. Murray and eon, Alpha, are making preparations to move to Portland, where they in tend making their residet.ce. They expect to leave so soon as tcey can ispose of their real and personal property. Blackledge, leading wall' paper dealer. 30t- Born, in this city July 6, 1905, to the wife of Austin Lufferty, a son. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lilly, after a short visit at the Fair, arrived in Corvallis, Sunday, from their home in La Grande. Eastern s Oreaon. Frank will only remain a few days, but his wife will visit here indefinitely. 5V anted To rent a small cottage. Ad dress "Kaerth'' in care of Gazette. 64-5 A quantity of good household furniture for sale. Fruit jars and crockery at half price. Inquire at residence. Mrs. m. L. Weber. 65tf W. W. McDonald recently pur chased tbe H. Harrison place at Summit. Mr. McDonald tor some years has been engaged in mining m Alaska and was lucky. A few days ago he exhibited some very hne nuggets in this city, among which was one valued at $74. Mrs. Laton returned to her home in Lebanon, yesterday, after a brief visit in this city, the guest ot the family of George Flannigan. Get Away Sale. This is the "Get Away Season" and as usual we are up with the times. We're not going to leave, but our stock of Summer Oxfords are. They've received notice to depart. They leave via the Club Price Route, and the new price should land every pair of them at their destination within ten days. This means hundreds of pairs of this season's best styles of fine Oxfords for men, women and children, at one-fourth to one-third less than usual. Take advantage of it while we have your style and size, Summer Oxfords for All, at Melted Prices. $2.85 - FOR OUR REGULAR - $3.50 J5 $2.45 - FOR OUR REGULAR - $3.00 $1.95 - FOR OUR REGULAR - $2.50 "IIL $1.60 - FOR OVR REGULAR - $2.00 $1.25 - FOR OUR REGULAR - $1.50 tfpJ BAREFOOT SANDALS, - 70 CENTS a ESTABLISHED f34. The White House, Corvallis, Ore. Celebrated Golden Wedding. Sunday, August 5, at their home near Bellfountain, Mr. and Mrs. William Rees celebrated their golden wedding. They were married m Jasper county, Iowa, in 1055, and in 1863 answering the call of the West came by prairie .schooner to Oregon, where they settled in Union county. After a stay of 6 years in Union county they mov ed to their present home, where they have resided for 36 years. Seven children were born to them, six of whom are living, , one being- buried in the cemetery near Bellfountain. There are al so ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Manv presents were . given. chief among which was a gold watch and chain presented to the j bride by the groom. The bride was attired much in the fashion of ye olden time, her hair being 1 dressed the same as when a blush- j ing yonng bride she was led to ' the altar. Mrs. Lee Henkle, , of. our city, is a daughter 01 Mr. and Mrs. Rees. Future Prospects. A MAN Is Judged by the!;Hat heSWears. We carry a larger stock of Hats than some exclusive hat stores. If you don't believe it we'll show you the 1 CORVALIl OREGON Hop pickers wanted between 1st j and 5th ut September. Call on ot address C.; E. Ireland, Corvallis, Or. " 65tf Mrs. Stephen Whitmore, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. William Radir, arrived here Friday from her home near Pittsburg, Pa. She came out for a visit of a month's duration with relatives and to see the Exposition. Mrs. M. L. Weber intends spend ing next winter in Portland and is already disposing of her effects with that intention in view. The Home Telephone Com pany, that got a franchise at the last state election to build an automatic telephone system in Portland, has just bought at the corner of Park and Uurnside streets a corner lot 100x115 feet, at a cost of $30,000, and will erect a $70,000 building. As the appliances are heavy for the auto matic sytem, a more staple and permanent building will have to be had, than for- the ordinary switch-board. On an automatic 1 switch-board any operator can call anv telephone connected with the system, no difference how far it may be away on the switchboard. Work will begin about the 20 of this month on the conduits, which are built of vitrified tile, with three-inch holes, laid un der ground in cement so as to be absolutely water proof, with man hotes at each street crossing. Through each tile a lead cable is pulled with 300 copper wires, and spliced at each street cross ing to the desired length. It is expected that a long dis tance line from Corvallis to Poit- mill "Via Km til Illl-irtfY Vl fall months, connecting the In dependent svstem. W. D. , De- Varney is connected- with the Home Telephone Company, as well as the Independent of this city. Ii yon are looking for some real goo. Bargains in Stock, Grain,. Fruit ana Poultry Ranches, write for our special list, or c .me aud see us. We will tax. pleasure in giving you reliaole informa tion ; also showing you over tbe count AMBLER & WATTERS, REAL-ESTATE, LOANS; INSURANCE VIRGIL C. WATTERS, Corvallis. HENRY AMBLER, Philomath 1. Wmtgslfo RSmBiit? If your watch shows any irregu larity or gives other evidence that something is wrong with it, better have it examined by a competent watchmaker. You won't find any more skillful or more experienced anywhere than right here. We clean and repair all sorts of watches thoroughly and quickly and guarantee all our work as well as our prices to be right. If your watch chain is beginning to show signs of wear, or if you'd like a new chain for any rea son, we are prepared to supply you with the best gold-filled one made, at a moderate price. We carry the Simmons make, the best known and most strongly guaranteed chains ever sold. E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.. Op on Day and Slisghi. Rooms Stifle or EtiSuite. f J. Cm HfifflEWEL, Prop. One ot the Firsost Etjuipotl Ho to is intho Valley.' 1 BothlPhones. Bos Meets all Trains.. Cheap Sunday Rates Between Portland and Willamette Valley Points. Was In Poor Health For Years. . Ira W. Kelley, of Mansfield. Pa., write : "I was in poor health for two years, suffering from kidney and bladder trouble, and spent considerable money consulting physicians without obtaining any marked benefit,- but was cured by Foley's Kidnev Cure, and I desire to add my testimony that it may be the cause of restoring the health of others" , itemse pnbtirifpp." PoM bv Graham & Worth Low round trip rates have been placed n effect 'between Portland and Willam ette Valley points, in either direction. Tickets will be sold ' SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, and, limited to return on or before the following Monday. 1 '' Bate to or Feom Corvallis, $3.00. - Call on Southern Pacific Co'a Agents tor particulars. O. C ffWmtf. CAas. Blakealee. I ? CORVALLIS STEASUS EJiUHDRY. " 21 Outalda Ordora Solicited. ' CORVALLIS, ' S T! All Work Guaranteed. " - - OXGOH. j ' 1 t.i Hi rin In 1 1) niH ft ii ifli iiirfn ili niai arxrfiaAi rnrrtnl BringiurQb: work 16 the Huldah.! " '"