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Corvalljs, Benton County, Oreoon, Fiuday, February S3, 1906.
WRITES OF MINES.
Former Corvallisite Gives Pen
Picture of Nevada.
Hazen, Nevada, ;
Feb. 16, 1906..
Editor Gazette: During the
nine months Lhave been in Ne
vada it has rained less than half
an inch at Hazen, and that most
ly on the day 1 arrived nere last
May. Sunshine is the rule.'
This Truckee-Carson irrigation
project, under construction by
the national government, is a
great work. Already there are
over 300 miles of canals and
ditches constructed, and, for the
first time, the great snow banks
in the Sierras are being trans
ferred to the arid lands of the
Carson Sink Valley. The ditch
es now carry water to about 50,
000 acres, and during the next
year 200,000 acres will be ready
Settlers for these vacant gov
ernment lands have been com
ing in and taking the lands,
under the Homestead law, and
subject to the terms and reclama
tion act of June 17, 1902. And
there is room for still more.
Tao much cannot be said in
commendation ot the intelligence
guiding the design and execution
of this irrigation system. The
successtul features ot other irri
gation works have been incorpor
ated in this; while mistakes de
veloped elsewhere have been
avoided. It is safe to say that
nownere in tne worm win De
found irrigation works construct
ed in any more permanent and
durable manner than those ap
proved by the officials of the
United ; States Reclamation Ser
vice. In this country there is much
money in circulation. Many
mining industries scatter large
sums each month; while railroad
extensions, government contracts,
of commercial enterprise contri
bute considerable amounts,
which, with the same population,
makes money plentifnl.
Hazen is the point of depart
ure for some newly opened min
ing districts, and also the junc
tion with railroads running to the
big mining camps South, Ton
opah, Goldfield and Manhattan.
The latter camp bids fair to out
class any similar camp in the
country, so mining men say. It
is some distance north of Tonopah
and somewhat further north is
the latest mining excitement in
this country. This is at Fair
view, a new camp within sight
of my office window, and some
50 miles away. Gold ore aver
aging around $300 to the ton on
the surface, with specimens of
$1,560 to the ton, has been found
there, and the tide has set in
strong now for the new camp.
Practically the entire population
in that vicinity has flocked to the
new camp and it is a pushing,
roaring gold mining camp today,
where three months ago only the
occasional yelp of a coyote was
heard. All this does not quicken
my puise Deal oy a iracuon.
1 1 A.1 C T
Months ago I had an exper
ienced and reliable miner in that
country, and have secured claims
which appear to be good. At 100
feet in one claim we have lead-
silver ore in shioping quantities,
averaging at the smelter around
$100 to the ton, and a permanent
body of the metal, too.
Our company will install
a powerful hoisting plant
and add new machinery within
the near future. It sounds easy
to talk of shafts one hundred teet
deep, but when you reflect that
each foot takes about six good,
hard American dollars, in pow
der, muscle, tools and supplies,
one can realize what it. means to
open a mine. The first discov-
erp is easy. It is the sinking of
shafts and running of tunnels
through the solid rock that takes
when it comes to penetrating
Another Corvallisite has made
a big strike in this country but
that is another story.
J. H. Wilson.
Fine Meeting Assured.
There is no part of our country
that can claim a greater loyality
and which take a greater inter
est in their schools than the
northeastern part. This territory
includes districts Nos. 4, 6, 43
The work in these schools is
progressing nicely under the man
agement of J. B. Leatherman,
Meldora Jackson, Edith MoCourt,
and T. J. Risley, respectively.
The interest manifested in these
districts is duein a large degree to
the educational meetings held at
Fairmount by Supt. Denman.
These meetings have always
been largely attended and much
enthusiasm displayed. The'an
nual gathering of teachers, par
ents and officers is to occur to
morrow. The Fairmount Grange
has joined hands with the schools
on this occasion. Thus will the
parents' meeting arranged by
Sup't Denman have the loyal and
enthusiastic support of the
Grange and our parents, teachers
and officers. Such a union of
forces will bring together one of
largest gatherings of the friends
of our common schools.
The above named districts
have been asked to prepare a lit
erary program. Sufficient pro
gress has been made to insure a
fiae program from these schools.
The musical program will con
sist of singing songs, and an en
tirely new program on the phon
ograph. The noon hour will be
sp;nt in having a basket dinner.
In the past this part of this pro
gram has not been done by
halves. " It is not exaggerating to
say that every one attending will
be permitted to enjoy a sump
tuous and delicious dinner.
Everyone is invited to bring
their basket with them.
The regular program will con
sist of . addresses and papers on
the following subjects and by the
following persons: "Relation of
Good Literature to Good Citizen
ship,' Rev. F. W. Iauner;
(a) "Compulsory Education Par
ents' Duty," S. P. Iyaurenson;(b)
Directors Duty," M. V. teeper;
(a)Teacher's Duty to Pupil In the
School," T. J. Risley; (b) "In
the Home," J. B. Leatherman;
'The Oldest Institution la the
World," T. T. Vincent; "Con
solidation vs a New District," J.
G. Gibson; "A $4000 boy and
Four Requisites," Supt. Denman.
Candidate For Judge.
J. B. Irvine has filed his peti
tion for nomination on the repub
lican ticket for the office of judge
of this county. He filed the fol
If elected I will personally ex
amine our county roads in the!
winter time to ascertain their
needs; personally examine our
county bridges; personally exam
ine all road work when being
done by our road supervisors;
will favor liberal financial aid for
roads and bridges ; liberal finan
cial support to our public schools;
equal and just distribution ot
taxes upon til classes ot pro
perty; an economical administra
tion of all county affairs; I will
devote my entire time to the
office; and said office will be
found in the court house.
J. B. Irvine.
For County Recorder.
I hereby announce myself a3 a candi
date for the democratic nomination for
the office of county recorder, subject to
the decision of the voters at the prim
aries, April 20tb.
I7H Haeust L. Hail.
Judge W. S. McFadden Pays
. Tribute to Departed.
Elijah Skipton died at his
home near Philamath on the 15
th day of February," 1906, after a
sickness of a few months and was
laid in' his final resting place in
the Newton cemetery in the pres
ence of numerous of his friends
and acquaintances. "The deceas
ed was born in Monroe county
Ohio, on the 17th day of Novem
ber, 1831, and attained his 74th
year last November.
Since the ,age of .17 years, he
has been dependent on his own
efforts and relied upon his own
industry for the results accom
plished in life. With few educa
tional advantages he made the
best of the opportunities offered
by the public schools during the
winter months of his boyhood
and thus fitted himself for the
conflict of life. How success
fully he met ' all the substantial
requirements of manhood is well
Known by the Jpeople of Benton
county. From 1865 to the day
of his death he has been identifi
ed with Oregon and particularly
this county. He has served
Benton county as its commission
er and assessor and filled with
honor and credit these trusts.
At the age of 23 years he crossed
the plains in the old way and.
therefore was one of the early
pioneers of the Pacific coast. In
1856 he returned to Ohio where
he married Mary J. Marshall and
after remaining in the East a few
years he returned to the coast,
where he has since remained.
He is survived by, his wile,, three
sons and a daughter, all favor
ably known to the people of Ben
He was tactful and under the
most , trying conditions resource
ful and was able at all times to
meet every responsibility of life
successfully. While in years he
might be regarded as an old man
he still retained ths joyous dis
position of youth.
He faced death with a calm
spirit and in the full possession of
his faculties, realizing to the full
extent that his earthly pilgrim
age was ended.
He died at peace with bis God
and his . fellow man. He con
templated death as the inevitable
and arranged even the details of
his own funeral. Shortly before
death he said, "It is well," and
in taking his farewell with two of
his old friends he said, 'We will
meet on the other shore."
His was a well rounded life
and his memory will always be
cherished by those who knew
him. Peace to his ashes.
We are in receipt of a couple
of notices from the United States
Land Office at Roseburg, each
notice beiner the signature of
Benjamin L- Eddy, Register,
and J. M. Lawrence, receiver.
The notices are as follows :
"Notice is hereby given that
the' approved plat of surveying
township No 32 south, range 10
west of Willamette Meridian,
Oregon, has been received from
the surveyor-general tor Oregon,
and on Friday, the 23. day of
March, 1906, at 9 o'clock a. m.,
the said township plat will be fil
ed in this office, and on and after
aid day we will be prepared to
receive applications-tor the entry
ot the unappropiated and unre
served lands in said township."
This township was withdrawn
from the entry on Aoril 29, 1903,
and so long as the order ot witn-
drawal shall continue in force
applications -for land ia said
township caanot , be received
from those who have not acquir
ed settlement therein prior. t
April 29. iQOt. The second
"Notice is hereby ; given that
the approved plat of survey of
township 32 south, range ix
the survevor-general for Oregon
and on Friday the 2 V day of
March, 1906, at 9 o'clock a. m.,
the said township plat will be
filed in this office,' and ? on and
after said day we will be preparT
ed to receive applications for the
entry of the unappropiated and
unreserved lands ' in said town
ship. ' ' ' ; ' '
This township was also with
drawn from entry on April 29,
The New York Empire Theatre
Starting on Feb. 26th, the
New York Empire Theatre Com
pany will play a special return
engagement in this city. Their
opening bill will be the beauti
ful pastoral plav "Dora," which
is founded on Tennison's poem'
It is said to be different from the
ordinary drama, for the reason
that it is not only bubbling over
with the most delicious humor
and permeated with delightful
and natural sentiment, as tender
as it is true, but at the same time
the scenes and incidents, which
are true ' to life, have been
brought together in the most
dramatic and effective manner. ; ;,
Those who have witnessed the
production of the story say that
the action is swift moving," carry
ing the interest of the spectator
from one . -incident to another
with, at times, bewildering rap
idity, and then, jns as a moun
tain stream, after dashing down a
steep, declivity, all roar and ex
citement, will suddenly rush into
a sheltered nook,and then glide
on with tender - murmuring, U
does the robust and melodrama
tic elements suddenly blend them
selves into the purest and most
There are some eighteen mem
bers of The Empire Theatre
Company and every member is
an artist, headed by the talented
young actress, Miss Elsie Gres
ham, while the plays they give
will be given the most sumptuous
as well as artistic investitudes by
Miss Ruiaero. Between acts
Miss Ruth Williams and Mr.
Alf Allen will in tioduce special
Joe Btanturf sold his small flock of 20
sheep for about $4.00 a head.
Mrs. Charley Berin sold a pet sheep
that brought over $10.00.
Frank Dinges shipped another car or
two of fat stock to Portland the first of
the, week. He is feeding for tie spring
market two steers 'that weigh over a ton
I. N. Edwards and wife, of Lane Co.,
spent last Friday at the old Edwards
Miss Grace Nichols commenced teach
ing a three months' school at Alpine last
Next Saturday night the 24, under the
auspices of the Bellfountaln Brass Band,
at the grange hall, will be played a
drama entitled "The Oak Farm."
Twenty-6ve cents admission.
R. Hewitt has lost several horses this
winter; t ey have staggers or something,
ao ley's Kidney Cure
'4-e Itioaevs and hlatMcr eight
Messrs. Fullerton, Hubler & Reed ar.
prepared to do city and country sprayin:
at reasonable rates. Iave orders wi'!
J. E. Smith & Co. 15-18
Th Philomath MiJls will be prepared
to furnish pins ami brackets for tele
graph and tett phone works after Jan
mry25, 1936. Iuquird of M. k at
Take The Gazette for all the
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from Ammonia, Acid, Cyanide of Po
tassium, Poison, or " any injurious sub
stance. : ;
Just the thing to make old jewelry
look like new, and it acts like a charm
in-' cleaning precious stones, cut glass
ware and silverware. .
. sotD by : -
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - !" - Corvallis
Our Spring Line ;of the
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Folding and Reclining Gocarts have arrived.
They , are of the latest patterns, simple, yet durable
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our Store and be .convinced.
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up-to-date eye glass mounting, ever offered to the public.
This eye glass mounting is "The Heard" guaranteed to stay on
where others absolutely fail.
If you care to investigate call at my store any time.fi
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician.'
The Weekly Oregonian and the Gazette
Both one year for $2.55
Has just secured the services of one of the finest me
chanics in the valley, and from now on will be pre
pared to do all kinds of repair work from a padlock to a
threshing machme. Guns, sewing machines and locks
We have just received a complete line! of 1906 Base
Ball Goods, also a fine line of Up-to-date Fishing Tackle.
Flash Lights, Batteries, and Sewing Machine Extras
always on hand.
And Dandruff Eradicator
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