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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1906)
Corvajllis, ' Benton County, Oregon, Frhay. JAxtjarv 4. 1906.
As usual vve will close out all our open stock possible, previous to our ANNUAL INVENTORY. We
desire to call attention to what we have on Hand:
With the usual scarcity of Merchandise and the expected advance-in all lines, we believe this sale
will be of special interest to all concerned. v
Every article in the store will be reducedexcept W, L. Douglas Shoes and our own overalls. Sale
at 8 o'clock a. m., and continue until "
Our store will be closed all day Friday, January 4th, to arrange stock and reduce prices.
All sales during this
Out of School And "Papa" Near
A couple of game wardens had
an amusing as well a? a success
ful "still hunt" over in the Big
Elk country a day or two ago,
that resulted in three guilty par
ties being apprehended for shoot
ing elk, and ihat frightened one
man almost into spasms.
It seems that the game ward
ens had received a "nudg" that
the laws were being violated and
that not only deer but elk, the
latter now being very scarce in
this section, were being slaugh
A certain Justice of the Peace
resides in that district where tae
work was supposed to be going
on, and in some manner this
worthy gentleman got wind that
the game wardens were to invade
the suspected territory next day.
With true neighborly regard the
Justice proceeded to send his sons
forth to notify all persons of the
coming visit. The telephene
was called into use also and soon
every resident of the vicinity was
warned of the coming $of the offi
cers. All went well until the
evening ot the officers' arrival,
when two little daughters of the
worthy Justice happened to go to
a neighbor's to spend the night.
The game wardens, as it hap
pened were tc spend the night at
this same house. Innocent of
doing mischief, the little girls de
murely informed the people at
the supper table that "the game
wardens were coming and papa
had sent oat the bovs to iaform
all the neighbors of the fact."
The wardens smiled, and arm
ed with this evidence they visited
the worthy Justice and asked
where the sons were. This the
father declared he did not know.
but when closely questioned his
courage failed him, great beads
of perspiration stood on his brow,
and he had to be assisted to bed.
Fearing heart failure the ward
ens let the matter rest, but when
the fainting spell had passed the
Justice confessed the whole pro
ceeding. Not only this, but in
the course of the cross-examina
tions that followed, it came to
pass that certain hunters among
whom some hard reeling existed
informed on each other until
three clear and unmistakable
cases of killing elk were brought
to light, and the guilty parties
war be compelled to meet the
fine that such offenses merit un
der the law.
Aud it all came about because
two little maids told tales out of
A pretty New Yeai's wedding
was celebrated at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Foster,
Tuesday evening at six o'clock,
when Miss Maud Foster and
Thomas Fiett were united in
marriage by Rev. 1VI. S. Bush of
the Presbyterian church.
Only the immediate relatives
witnessed the ceremony and after
congratulations toe company
went to the home of the groom's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Flett, where a tempting supper
was served. The bride's dress
was a dainty creation of white
silk and lace, and she made a
very winsome appearance.
For the present the young cou
ple will reside at the Flett home,
and they have the good wishes of
many warm trienda,
MAKES PECULIAR THREAT.
In Endless Chain Letter Corval
lisites Receive Them. "
granted this request will be deliv
ered from some great calamity.
Please do not break the chain.
An exact copy of the one I re
ceived. -A Friend.
An anonymous, endless chain
letter has made its appearance in
Corvallis the past few days, and
those who have seen the missives
are speculating as to what the
object of the writer can be in
starting such a scheme, as there
is apparently nothing to be gain
ed ltr the matter.
Bishoo Lawrence, mentioned
as the author of the prayer, has
denied through the public press
having had anything to do with
the prayer, which brands the
letter as a fraud in that respect.
Corvallis people who have re
ceived the communications' have
paid no heed.lo - them and it is
not likely that anyone will lose
my sleep through fear of the
"calamity" that is threatened in
the letter. Ia full the endless
chain affair reads:
Dear Friend : I am
you a prayer with the request to
be sent to nine people. Please
do not break the chain.
Ul lyrd Jesus Canst, we im
plore thee, O eternal God to
have mercy on all mankind
Keep us from all evil and sin an
take us with thee, through eter
This prayer was sent by Bishop
Lawrence asking it to be rewrit
ten and sent to nine persons
The one who will not do this w 1
have some misfortune. He who
re-writes this prayer beginning
the day it is received and sends
one each day' will on or befoie
the ninth day experience some
great joy. It waa heard he .-who
Began New Year Together.
There was a pretty wedding in
this city at noon Tuesday at the
home of David Mehaffey, when
Miss. Alice Mehaffey was united
in marriage to Walter Wells of
The ceremony was performed
by Rev. G. H. Feese in the pres
ence of numerous relatives and
friends. The wedding march
was played by Miss Libbie Rice,
and as jthe bridal party entered
the parlor they were met under
an arch ot Oregon grape, where
the impressive words were spok.
3 1 -m r -
en. xne Driaesmaia was jyiiss
Elna Wells, sister of the groom,
and Carl Moreland was best man-
The bride was very pretty in
a dainty costume of white silk
and lace, with veil. Her bou
quet was white carnations. . The
decorations in the house were at
tractive and the whole occasion
was marked by brightness and
good cheer benefitting such an
After a temotin
nappy couple lett on th? i;2o
train tor their new home at
Buena Vista, followed by tht
good wishes of many friends. -
The bride is au caueuicd young
lady of this city, and the groom
is a young man ot his-jh charac
ter, and a member of one of Pelk
county's bc?st families.
Starr'a BK.ry na secured '-the
MrrioM of Dck' Llewellyn; the
0wsnitflal bread nVaker. hf
The Masons celebrated the 56th
anniversary of their organization
in this city, Tuesday night, in a
manner benefitting such an im
portant occasion. Invitations
had been sent out to several hun
dred friends and about 250 guests
responded. The Masonic temple
vas brightened and beautified by
the skillful use of yellow and
green crepe paper and mistletoe,
and in the banquet room the
tables were as artistically arrang
ed as good taste and dainty fem
inine touches could arrange them.
The program was opened with
a number by the male quartetle,
composed of B. W. Johnson,
Prof. Fulton, John Allen and
Prof. Bradley; the address of wel
come was given in a pleasing
manner by Prof. Cordley, who
was also in charge of the meeting.
Mrs. E. R. Lake gave a vocal
solo that was exceptionally good,
and Z. H. Davis followed with a
history of the local lodge, from its
organization to the presect time.
Miss Edna Sheehy, the new in
structor in vocal music at OAC,
wedding din-Uang and was heartily encored,
and J. M. Hodson, ot Portland
made a 1 address.
At the conclusion of the pro
gram the company retired to the
banquet hall where Prof. Cordley
acted as toast master and toasts
were-given by W. P. LafFertyi
J. B. Irvine, M. M. Davis, and
Samuel Bullock ot Portland.
A two-caurse banquet, that em
braced all., the delicacies of the
seasoti, wainjoyed by the large,
crowed; and Raymond's orchestra:
furnished aic while th feast
was in progress. The occasion
was replete with good cheer, and
was one that will ever be rem
embered by all who participated
Tiie charter members of the
Corvallis lodge were: D. G.
Clark, J. B. Broomfield, J. B.
Congle, M. &tock, J. C. Avery,
Wiiliam Kaufman, J. A. Bennett,
Joseph Latshaw, John Mclnteney
and George P. Wrenn. D. G.
Clark was th first master. He
left Corvallis about 20 years ago,
and died1 in Southern Oregon.
All these gentlemen have long
since joined the Gieat Fraternity.
C. & E. Extension.
The statement is now made on
good authority that the' ties,
rails and all building materials
are now purchased for: the ex
tension of the Corvallis & East
ern across the state to connect
with some transcontinental line
on the eastern border ot Oregon.
The statement also announces
that work will certainlv be com
menced next spring.
man iu close touch with the C.
coming from a
been disposed of. the
&E., that the ties, rails, etc.,
are purchased for the extension of
that road will be gepd news to
the people of Oregon. Many pin
their faith on the C. & E- and it .
is admitted by all that such a
line would be the best possible
one for this state as it would give
direct connection wnh a Pacific
port and would pen transporta
tion on a direct line with the
Middle West and Eastern states.
Statements are made without
number of railroad extensions
and the rails are now laid for
years, until suddenly the final an
nouncement is, made and the
Jong looked for iron horse comes
into new lands. Ex,