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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1906)
AOCAL AND PERS0N4L
Otto F. L. Herse went to Port
land, Wednesday to attend some
matters of business.
James Booth writes from the Bay
that a number of cottages, are in
course of erection at Nye Brook..
The pastor's subject at the First
Methodist church Sunday morning
is, "Jeene the Author nd Finisher
of Christian Faith.'
Services as usual at the United
Evangelical church. Rev. Hard
will occupy the pulpit both morn
ing and evening.
Mrs. GUlispie and daughter,
Genevive, returned to their home in
Amity the first of the week after
visiting Corvallis . friends ; a ? few
days- '. : ' . ..
Services at the M. E., church,
South, Sundav morning at 11, and
7:30. p. m. . Subject , of mornicg
sermon: "Personal Live to Christ;"
Evening, Power of Thought." J.
A. Ellison, pastor.
H. H. Cook, of the firm of H.
H. Cook & Co., contractors and
builders of Newport, has been in
Corvallis duriDg the week. The
gentleman was looking into matters
relative to building.
Mrs. E. Allen entertained the
Aid Society of the Congregational
church Wednesday. About fifty
ladies were present and enjoy
ed a splendid program after wnich
they partook of a delicious lunch
con. W. E. Dunham, who went to
California a few weeks ago, has
written that he has purchased an
improved farm at Eureka atd ex
pects to sell his property near thib
city and remove with his family to
that place. .
H. E. Hodes received a letter a
couple of days ago from Dick Zahn,
of Alsea. The writer stated that
last Sunday morning he had killed
a cougar that measured ten feet in
length from the point of the nose to
the tip of the tail. This is the
126th cougar that Mr. Zahn has
killed since taking up his residence
Siortly before the hour of mid
night Wednesday the S. P. freight
crtw while switching in this city,
got off the track in some manner
between the two depots. Agent
Croniee, of the C. & E,, was routed
out of bed and asked for the use of
his company's engine for use in
pulling the cars back on the track.
The request was readily granted
and everything was soon O. K.
News to the effect that Mrs. Carl
F. Farber died recently at her home
at.Pincber: Creek, Canada. ' To
gether with her husband and chil
dren she went from this section to
Canada last September. The fam
ily used to reside in Linn county
just across the Willamette river
from Corvallis. . Mrs. Tamin, sister
of the disceased, may soon journey
to Pincher " Creek and bring the
orphans to her. home near this city.
We are in receipt of a letter from
F. P. Sheasgreen, of ' the Oregon
Box & ' Manufacturing Co.; Port
land, in which the writer states
that the future "for the company
looks very promising. , They have
eecured a contract for the manu
facture of 275,000 salmou cases
for the coming season. They have
the factory in good working order
and are using 1,500 feet of lumber
every day in their work. Edwin
Rose has become quite an expert
In the way of valentines there
was something doing about town
Wednesday. So far as those at
tached to this office are concerned
we have no kick coming. Of
course, as usuil, one or two of us
were not "in it," but our follow
workers wen so enthusiastically re
membered that matters were about
evened up and averaged well. Ap
a sample of our treatment we men
tion incidentally that Merwin Mc
Maines, our job printer, received an
express package from Lincoln
county on which he paid 30 cents
only to find a bottle of buttermilk
accompanied by a verse in com
memoration of the day.
News of the death of Frank'
Wicks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Wicke, came over from Albany
Wednesday. The parents formerly
resided in this city and the boy
was born here. It seems that the
lad, in company with another boy,
was out of Albany some distance
at what is known as Millersburg,
and rattier than walk back they de
cided to board a freight train just
passing. Frank was first to make
the attempt and missed his hold
and was thrown under the train
and killed. At 2:30 yesterday af
ternoon the funeral services were
held iu the First Christian church
of Albany and the remains were in
terred in the Masonic cemetery of
that city. Rev. Ella Humbert con
ducted the services. Frank was a
good boy, industrious and popular.
He leaves many relatives and
iriend3 in Corvallis.
Miss Clara Baker, daughter of
Mr. and MrB. William Baker, who
reside near, the C. fc sE. depot, is
reported to be suffering with an at
tack of typhoid fever.
The special meetings soon to be
held at the M. E. church will be
conducted by the pioneer preacher
of Oregon, the Rev. T. L . Jones,
author of the book, "From the
Mines to the Pulpit."
. Frank Howell, well known in
this city, but .who has passed the
winter at Alsea, .came out from the
latter nlace Tueedav. After a short
visit in Corvallis he intends going
to Abeideen, Washington, where he
will be employed in a logging camp.
Yesterday Capt. J. W. Crawford
filed his petition with the county
clerk announcing' his republican
candidacy for nomination at the
coming primary election for the of
fice of recorder. He .is a splendid
man in every, way .. and : is well
qualified for the omce.
Teachers' examination is now in
progress at Supt. Den man's office.
There are, all told, seventeen ap
plicant for papers. Of these, one
teacher is taking the "exam" f
state papers. In the work of ex
amination Supt. Denman is assist
ed by Prof. N. Tartar, of OAC, and
Prof. O. V. White, of Philomath.
Countv court met in adjourned
sesaion Wednesday for the purpose
of hearing objections, if any, to those
appointed judges and clerks of elec
tion at the January term of court,
aleo to confirm and correct such
list. According to law there must
be an adjourned term held for this
purpose on the second Wednesday
Prof. C. O. Boyer. of the Willam
ette University of Salem, and form
erly Presideut of the Puget Sound
University atTacoma, Washington,
will deliver an address at the Meth
odist Episcopal church Sunday
night. Prof. .Boyer is a talented
man of fine personality and will
furnish a rare treat to the students
and citizens of Corvallis.
From various sources we hear
complaint of boys who make a busi
ness of pushing companions into
hedges. After a lad has been
boosted into a-hed;ie it takes a year
or two for Nature to repair the
damage. Such actions on the part
of the boys borders on hoodlumism
and if they coi.tinue some of them
will find themselves before the po
lice judge charged with the destruc
tion of property.
A few days ago while doing some
repair work on his house, known as
the old Bell residence, J. W. Woods
unearthed an old document that is
of some interest to old-timers on
account of the memories it will
awaken. The pappr was the ap
pointment of Matthew H. Bell post
m aster of Corvallis . The docu men t
bears the date of October 4, 1858,
and is signed by J. Holt, postmas
ter general of the United States at
that time. The paper is in a splen
did state of preservation every let
ter written or printed on it being
A few days ago S. II. Horton, of
this city, was commenting on the
difference in the weather in Benton
county and where he was fifty
years ago. Fifty years ago on the
8th of February the first child was
born to Mr. and Mrs. Horton, who
at that time resided in Rochester,
Minn. This child was Henry L.
Horton and he was the firs, mnle
child born in Rochester. At the
time of hi9 birth there were two feet
of snow on the ground and ths
thermometer stood at 20 below, and
for this reason the father particu
larly remembers the occasion.
Freight train No. 221 south
bound, was wrecked near Millers
burg on the East Side shortly after
four o'clock Wednesday morning.
A. journal on one of the cars broke
and caused the wreck. The track
was somewhat torn up and a rail
or two broken. The north bound
ioverland arrived in Albany a little
late and ran over to Corvallis on
the C. & E. line and passed on to
Portland over the West Side.
Luckily, in the freight wreck no
body was injured. The track was
soon cleared and repaired and it
was necessary to Eend but one
train to Portland by way of Cor
vallis. Many a man is boosted into of
fice not on account of his education
al qualifications, but for his' popu
larity. In order to prove this we
submit the following which was
written Chief of Police Lane, of this
city by a constable from another
Oregon county under date of Feb
ruary 12. "Wanted For Obata
ing Money Under Falsepertines
A, Fay. a bout 30 years oald 5
fettt4 or 4 inches tall brown hair
dark eyes very stuped shoulders
walks with head down when last
seen wore blue suit of cloths and
cap hanges around saloons also a
a kind of a show man. Arrest and
wire me." So far as we are advised
Ch:ef Lane has not found the man.
Doings at National Capital .: Bear
ing on the , West.
i In the rapid evolution of policy
to be pursued by forestry officials
in treating with stockmen desir
ing range privileges on reserves,
an important question has already
arisen in Oregon. The; super
visor of the Wenaha reserve; has
given Washington sheepmen
leases en portions i of the reserve
in Oregon under the announce
ment that the Washington sheep
are want to feed there daring the
summer. Oregon sheepmen, pro
testing through the Umatilla
Wool Grower's Association, as
sert that much of this range ac
corded Washington has been
used in the . past by them in a
predatory manner, and that the
action ' of the" forestry officials is
perpetuating the wrong.
The effect of the present situa
tion is that Washington . men
have a total , of 174,269 sheep on
the entire Wenaha reserve, while
the Oregon men have a total of
about 25,740. There is said to
be a total of 37,230 Washington
sheep on the Oregon side, which
is more than the Oregon people
themselves have on their, own
side of the reserve. Sheep own
ers paying taxes in Umatilla
county insist that they would use
all of the Oregon side, of the
range, if forced out. '
Senator Fulton has been work
ing with the department to
change such a policy, and the
case, has resolved itself into a
questioa of fact. The depart
ment, acting under the instruc
tions of the Wenaha supervisor,
proceeds on an assumption of
facts which is contracted by the
sheep men. The . result will be
formal investigation to learn the
real situation, as the Oregon sen
ator intends to insist on fair play;
and will not be content with the
mere statement of officials that
their policy is adhering to the
former range practices.
In making preliminary ar
rangements for construction of a
mi;e of good road on either side
ot the Cascades, Senator Fulton
has been urged by Judge John
Scott, of Salem, president of the
Oregon Good Roads. Association,
to strive at all times, to keep the
average cost of work down to the
lowest figure. Judge Scott holds
that owing to- the sparse settle
ment, in Oregon, such a demon
stration will have value in pro
portion to its permanence and
initial cost. The senator has
taken this point up with the gov
ernment officials who will have
charge, and hopes that the ex
perimental work will be a lesson
in economy, as well in the new
science of road construction.
Announcement of the interior
department, that reclamation
woik for some time would be
confined to present projects, be
cause available funds are pledged,
is dejecting for the Oregon work
ers in congress. Oiegon's con
tribution to the reclamation fund
being., larger than . the other
states, : her people expected pro
portionate work, but have been
disappointed. The varied trou
bles 3 through ; which the state has
passed made all efforts in her
behalf for the past year unusually
difficult, and just as these were
being swept aside, the department
expressed the purpose of entering
upon no new work. Senator
Fulton has been contending with
the interior department for a
long time that his state had as
mauy practicable projects for
reclamation as any other; and
should be given money in pro
portion to its contribution to the
fund. He hopes yet to establish
this principle, so as to have it
observed in the future.
Remember Nolan's Remnant
and Rummage Sale will close
Saturday at 9 p. m.
A Healing Gospel.
The He v. J. C. Warren, pastor of the
Sharon Baptist church, Belair, Ga., says
of Electric Bitters: "It's a Sodsend to
mankind. It cored me of lame back.
stiff joints, and complete physical col
lapse. 1 was so weak it took me nail an
hour to walk a mile. Two bottles of
Electric Bitters have made me so strong
I have just walKed three miles in 50
minutes and feel like walking three
more. It's made a new man of me."
Greatest remedv for weaknesses and all
stomach, liver and kidney complaints.
SM nnder guarantee at Allen & Wood
ward' drug store, Price 50 cents.
J . M. Porter arrived home Wed
nesday evening and Thomas White
horn yesterday.': They had been
together in Portland, on business
for about ten days. -
Drop head sewing machines $18
at BlackledgeV. ' T .97tf
Presbyterian church, ; M4 S.
Bush, pastor, . Bible School . ut 10
a. m. Worship at 11 a. m., subject,"
"The (ireat Supper." U. E.1 meet
ing at 6.30 .p. nv Let every, mem
ber be present.' ' Evening song ser
vice at 7:30 Worship at 8,'eubject,
" John's Axe." . -
Rev. C. L. McCausland, preside
ing elder of the . ,M.f E, church,
South,, arrived; home., a couple of
day6. ago from an, extended visit to
Southern Oregon, j during a which
time he was attending business
matters of the church. The rev
erend gentleman speaks well of con
ditions in the" sections where be
visited."" "-v-- : . .
Rev. G. M. Street, a minister re
puted to be on the "rum side," was
billed at the court , house last night
to lecture on the liquor question.
He declares in favor of temperance,
but not prohibition, and stated that
he would prove his arguments bj
the Bible. He further declares that
he is on the stump of his own voli
tion and is not in the employ of any
Acme Washing Machines a
Owing to the serious epidemic of
typhoid fever raging at Eugene and
the presence of several cases in this
city, the board of directors of the
Corvallis public schools deemed it
wise to adopt precautionary : meas
ures. They have ordered a forty
five gallon kettle for . boiling , all
water used by the school children.
A 60 gallon tank is also ordered
for cooling purposes and ; for use as
a reservoir. This was a wise move
on the part of the board.
On account of
The city board of
That our people
Boil all waiter before
: Elijah Skipton died at his home
near Philomath yesterday morning
after an illness of some length. ' On
the I th day of last November he
was 74 years of age. He was born
in Iowa and -came to Benton couq-;
ty, Oregon, in 1S65. He wajn aj
prominent and well esteemed tfft$-j
zen and has served the county'a
assessor. Tha remains are to be
interred in Newton cemetery this
afternoon. We hope to have an
extended write-up ot the life of this
well-known citizen, now -deceased,
in our next issue.
Dry slab wood at Saw Mill, $1.25
per load. 15-23f
Congregational church: Sunday
School 10 a. m.; Young Men's ClasH
10 a. m.; Woship and Sermon 11
a. m.; Junior Endeavor 3 p. m .;
Senior Endeavor 6:30 p. in.; Ves
pers and Sermon 7:30 p. m. Morn
ing sermon "Hidden Treasures:"
evening sermon, the first in a ser
ies on "Life's Contracts'' "Pnde and
Humility." Sunday evening mu
sic, a duet by Miss Von der Hellen
and Mr. Jiid R. Hughes. lbe solo
by Mis9 Edna Alien with violin
obligato by Mr.; Rosenstein will be
repeated by special request.
James Flett and family arrived here
Tuesday evening from their Five Rivers
homestead, where they have passed the
winter and where he wielded the birch
both educationally and otherwise. They
will be hero for about a week after which
they will return. Business and pleasure
brought them here.
Bids will be received until Feb. 25 on
second growth red fir wood, 4 feet long,
split to, medium size and well corded at
the Corvallis Waterworks and delivered
by Sept. 1st in amounts from 5o cords
to two or three hundred. We reserve
the right to reject any and all bid?.
16-17 G. R . Farba.
A good sound work team, weight from
1200 to 14o0 pounds each. If suitable
would purchase team, harness and
wagar. Apply at this office: 16tf
Gordan Hats have put an end to Man's
greatest extravagance. The old 5 hat
habit has been cured. Gordon Hats at
S3 'are the equal
in style and qual
ity of any 5
hat made. Tlie
name Gordon in
a hat is all the
need. . It is a
name that requires no argument in its
defense. All the new Gordon Shapes and
colors shown at our store in your town.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE.
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Our first shipment of Wool, fahair, anrhWash
Dress Goods has arrived. A53 colors, weights
and weaves, at prices that wiii fsrsipt ail.
New Mercerized Taffeta Checks at 25c per yard.
Wool and Mohair Dress Goods, in Gray, Brown,
Green, Navy, Fancy Mixtures, Checks and Stripes.
New Dress Linens in White, Gray, Light Blue,
Green and Navy.
New Whi e Mercerized Shirt Waist Go xls.
New Assortment Embroidered Waist Patterns.
New Velvets, CoHars and Belts.
Remember, we give 5 per cent discount on
ail Cash Purchases.
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