.LOCAL AND PERSONAL Horace Locke, of AlbaDy, was Corvallis visitor, Saturday. T. H. Welleher and family spent Sunday witb relatives at Monroe. . Doc Johnson has been em played in the Lilly meat market, the past week. Mies Effie Smith is able to be up, after a serious illness with appen dicitis. Mrs. Keith Btowd was np from McMinDville a few dajs ago, for a brief visit. Gus Harding was expected home yesterday from a few days visit in in Portland. Miss Letha ratton came over from Albany Saturday for a visit with friends. Mrs. Harry Green, of Mill City, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Jennie Greer. Mrs! W. G. Emery returned home Friday from Portland, wnere ene has spent the winter. Rev. C. T. Hurd went to Beulab, Saturday, where he held a quarterly ' conference that evening. Miss Maud McBee was summon ed to Salem the last of the week by the serious illness of her sister. Tommy Rowland is reported as very ill with appendicitis, but it is hoped that an operation will not be necessary. Miss Carrie Ainslie has returned to her home ia Portland, after two weeks' visit to the John Smith home in this city. Mrs. Dolph Emerick returned Friday from a ten days' visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Pfouts, at Monroe. Miss Cecil Erwin, of the Inde pendent Telephone Company, goes to the country tomorrow to spend a two week's vacation. The Sorosis girls, of OAC, gave a -dancing party at the Armory, Sat urday evening. A good attendance a gcod time is reported. Mrs . Willard Ireland was the guest several , days last week of her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Taylor of Indfpendei.ee. Miss Grace Nichols, who is teach ing in the Belknap settlement, epent Saturday and Sunday with her .parents in this city. Mrs. E. H. Taylor was taken suddenly ill while at the James Taylor house Thursday evening, and was quite ill up to Friday night. Miss Arlie Woods, who lef Cor vallis recently for ' Washington, is now at Harrington, that state. She expect 8 to engage in teaching school. Miss Eeta Carter, a popular teacher in the Albany public school, came over from that city Saturday and remained until yesterday with friends'. A faggot party at the home of 11. F. French was an enjoyable social affair of Friday evening. A large number attended and everyone had a good time. Mrs. Tedrow was given a pleas ant surprise birthday party at her home Saturday evening. Q lite a party of friends were present, and a delightful evening was spent by all. Mr. and Mrs. Clum Read were given a surprise party at their Home Friday evening. Tnere were about fifty guests and everyone had a jolly time. Ice cream and cake were the refreshments. The youug people of the Presby terian Sunday school treated them selves to a banquet, Friday evening. The affair took place in the Odd Fellows hall, and was very much enjoyed by all. An unusually large wind mill was put up Friday and Saturday 6.0 .-the Mrs. Ann Smith place, Bouth of town . The tower is 42 ftvt.high and the tank holda 2,000 gallons. Charles Heckart did the work. The lecture given at the court house Thursday night by Mrs Helen D. Harford was attended by only a small sized audience, but there appeared to be coasiderable interest, and the speaker was fre quently applauded. Miss Blanche Rood, who left here last spring for the East, ia now at Lisbon, Dakota, working in a mil linery establishment, Miss Rood was quite popular during her resi pence in this city and many friends will be . glad to hear from her again. Mrs. W. C. Swann and Miss Frances Belknap joined in giving a social at the M. E, church Friday night, for their Sunday school claieea. There was a large attend ance and the affair was thoroughly enjoyed by the young people. The amusement was games of various kinds, and ice cream and cake were served. Mrs. Gertrude Strange was th euast last week of Mrs. O. D. Butler, in Independence. Arthur and Orr Kyle, of Belle- fountam, were in the city Satur day to attend the track meet. W. C. Wilson came down from Eugene, Friday evening, and re mained until Sunday with friends. Mr. and Mrs. James Watson, oi - P'ive Rivers, thirty miles beyond .i - n ii- c k Aisea, were in voryams, oararaay on business. The Corvalhs band went to Albany Saturday night to furnish music for a big republican rally of the state orhcers. Numerous Corvallisites are seen 4 tii A n r star of? a tho frtsvf Vtilla these davs. in search of wild straw berries, which are said to be rmen- ing rapiaiy now. ii Mrs. Rufus Harrington, who has been ill In health for a. loner time, is renorted much worse, th Da st few davs. andleara are enter tained that the end is near. Sam Eddv, who for a time clerked at the E.! B.! Horning grocery, is now a partner in the Hoskins store, and is prospering. Same's friends in Cotvallis wish him success. Another Hindu arrived last week and has joined the Hindu student colony and entered OAC. One of his hrst inquiries was, "How tar is it to California?" showing his fears of earthquake calamities. Miss Minnie ' Waiters has re turned to San . Francisco, after a visit at the home of her brother, Judge Watters, in this city. Miefe vV atters may return to Corvalhs to make her home. She is a pro fessional nurse. W. A. Eyens and a friend, Mr. King, who have been visiting Corvallis friends, have returned to their homes at Shelly, Idaho. Mr. Evans is principal of the public schools of that city, and is an old time Benton county boy. Ellsworth It win is building a new residence on his lots near the E. B. Horning home. Work was to begin on the structure ' yesterday, and Charles Heckart is the con tractor. The dwelling will be a modern two story building and will when completed be occupied by the owner. The recital given ' at college chapel, Fridav evening, by the pupils of Miss Helen Crawford and Prof. Gerard Taillandier, was well attended and very enjoyable. Every number on the program was well rendered and well received, and the entire entertainment was a credit to both performers and teachers. The sum of $19.60 was taken in, and this goes to the Vil lage Improvement society, for whose benefit the . recital was plan ned and given. Anyone having clothing or other hi tides that would be of use to the San Francisco sufferers, should tele phone to Mrs. Crees, and the arti cles will be called for. This is the request of the W. C. T. U. and as a shipment is to be made in a few days, it is desired that everyone re spond quickly and generously; if clothing is donated, it should be cleaned and repaired. The needs of the suffers are far from supplied, and it will be a long time before the people ot the Uuited States can cease their efforts to aid their fellow men in the devasted city. During the horrors of fire and earthquake in 'Frisco, all dogs were shot by the police, as the ca ninep driven to desperation by hunger, were digging up and de vouring human corpses that had been hastily buried in shallow trenches. It is related by a local lesident that one little boy, a nephew of the Corvallis party who tells the story, begged that his dog muht be spared, remarking, "We may have to eat hioi before we get food." These incidents give one perhaps a little clearer idea of the terrible condi tions that existed in 'Frisco dur ing the first few days of the trouble. Local real estate men affirm that immigration from the Eastern states to Oregon and . Benton county has been materially check ed, in fact nearly suspended, the past several weeks on account of the scare that the Easterners have received from the San Francisco disaster. One man said, 'Why, they are even begging their friends and relatives to leave this section and return East, for fear of further catastrophes of the sort. They fancy that the whole coast is in im mediate danger of a shaking-up, and are more afraid of the quakes than of the terrible storms of the East that terrify them during the summer seasons." But few people are coming into Benton just s i- r i i ;x uuw in Dearuu ui locations, ana it is probable that other sections will experience about the same thing, although the fear of the Easterners is, of course wholly unreasonable and without grounds for existence HE IS DEAD. Lived Thirty-two Years in Cor vallis James L. Taylor. The funeral of the late James L Taylor, who died in this city at 10.30 Thursday morning, oc curred from the residence at 2 :?o Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. M. S. Bush of the Presbyterian church. A large crowd of friends, neigh bors and acquaintances were pre sent to pay their last respects to one, who in life, was a " friend to everyone, .rich or poor. There was appropriate ' music and a wealth ot blossoms, and the ser vices were impressive and beauti ful. Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery. James lay lor -was born m Shreavespdrt, a:. Dec. 16, 1850. In 1869 he came to San Francisco where c for a time he engaged in business, coming on to Oregon in ro7o and forming a partnership with his father in the butcher business. He was mar ried Oct. 5, 1876, to Miss Ivillian Calloway, a daughter of Mr and Mrs. Richard Calloway, one of the oldest and best known fami lies in Benton county. The marriage occurred at the familv home on Saap Creek. , . Of this union two children were . born, Mrs. Cecile Rennie and Byron Taylor, both of this -city. Deceased for many years oper ated a meat market on Main street selling out to Homer Lilly about four years ago on account of ill health. He made several trips to Arizona and other places in search of health, but consump tion did its fatal work all too soon. Mr. Taylor was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Taylor, and of the family there are now but two survivors, Dr. E. ,H. Taylor, of Corvallis, and Mrs. Lou Ledgerwobd, who resides in British Columbia. Deceased was a member f K. O. T. M. and A. O. U. W. lodges. In his passing, the city and county "loses one of its best citizens, and there is deep sympathy for those who are bereaved. Dreams of His Chickens. There are times .when a man gets sick of even a good bargain,' and would like to have some one help him let loose tor a time, and such is about the condition that confronts F. L. Miller, the chick en fancier. Although he weighs something less than 300 pounds and is naturally fairly robust, Mr. Miller suffers with headaches and fears nervous prostration be fore the season for chicken hatch ing is over. When he embarked in the poultry business on his 30-a-Te ranch just west of town, Mr. Miller did not anticipate that he might have to be chief cook and day nurse for hundreds of shriek ing, feathered orphans; but such he is. Out at the ranch there are al ready 1500 noisy young chickens hatched in the incubators, and 1500 more eggs to hatch. The hatching season begaa about the first of March. The latest addition to the ranch is a house to accommodate 2000 laying - hens. The first load of lumber for this building was hauled Friday and Billy Baker is doing the work. The house is ts be 800 ieet long, extending en tirely across the ranch from north to south. It will be in the cen ter of the field and so arranged that the hens will have access to one half the field at one time. The yards will be sown, to rape, and when one is fed out the hens will be turned into the fresh pasture and the barren one seeded again. All these chickens are thorough-bred, although the eggs will be marketed, except such as are sold for breeding purposes. Another item about the ranch that would especially interest fanciers or poultry men, is a two story brooder house that has ac commodations for 2400 young chickens. It is warmed by water which is heated by gasoline, and has every other convenience that modern ingenuity can devise and skill produce, in such houses. Mr. Miller has kept a man on the ranch to care for the poultry the past year, but he is now doing the work himself and ths assist ant will leave the first of the month. . During- the summer. Mr. Miller will occupy the ranch .Not the least of his worries is the constant ; inflow of letters of inquiry from all over the United States. The questions asked re late to everything -in hendom, from the proper feeding of young chicks to the buildinsr of houses. and Mr. Miller thinks the assist ance of a stenographer will soon be necessary, unless he issues a pamphlet ior the benefit of in quiring fanciers. ; - In the meantime, he attends his shrieking broods 'til ten ' p. m. and in his dreams fancies be still hears the crr ef orphaned chicks. ' " Additional Local. Abner Woods, of Blodeett. visited Corvallis friends Friday. 1 - - Johnnv Martin, of - Irish Bend. was a Corvallis -visitor the , last iof the weekv : t : Mrs. J. T. Franzer, of .Portland, is the guest for a few days -of Mrs, Thomas Bell. , Yellow Dent field corn for seed ' Oregon raised, " finest on earth for sale at Zierolf's. 37if Mrs. Henry Mc Donnell and two children returned to Salem Sat urday, after a visit with Mrs. Mc Conpell's father, T. H.Crawford. , I want to buy six , live pigs. ' State age and price. Address Pi O. Box 409, Portland. Oregon. 40-41. Mrs. Hornaday and daughter left Saturday, for Portland en route to.Eastern Oregon, where they will join Mr. Hornaday and hereafter reside. Let's go fishing At Hodes' Gun Store. Biggest and most complet line 01 nsnmg tacKie in town. . A"' kinds of repair work guaranteed. 28tf There is to be a meeting tonight at the .O. J.BIackSedge home to ar range for ;the annual Iowa picnic. There has already been consider able inquiry as to the date of thi event, which is evidence of the inten st taken in it this year. Dr. B. A. .Cathev left vesterdav for Portland to attend a meeting rf the delegates who are in that city to represent their various medical societies in the sessions of the State Medical Association. The latter convenes today and will close tomorrow evening. Dr. Cathev is the delegate from the local society. Men Wanted Sa,w Mill and Lumber Yard laborers . $2.00 per day. Woodsmen $2,25 to $3.00. Steady work. A ply to Booth- Kelly Lumber Co., Eugene, Ore gon. 34tf The Gazette acknowledges an ir- vitation to attend a farmers' and sbippfirfi' congress at North Bend, Oregon, May, 23rd, and 24th, under the auspices of the Willamette Valley Development League. The invitation is on a woodmen card, i on which are pictured a . crab and seashells, showing that North Bend is on the coast, near Coos Bay. Dr. P. T. Starr, Osteopathia. Office over Firt;t National Bank, Corvallis. Hours 10-to 12 a. m. and 1, to 4 p nj. The doctor is & recent arrival in our city and re spectfully ' solicits consultations with such people as may be in need of medical assistance. 37tf. . From present indications there will be a bountiful harvest in the Willamette Valley this year. Re ports from; all. parts of .Benton :are that the . grain crops has never looked better, and in spite of rumors to the contrary there are promises of a splendid fruit yield. The prospect is certainly gratifying to the peo ple of this section. A large assortment of nicely trimmed hats for children, also a fine line of hats for old ladies 10 be sold at .very low prices. Mrs. J. Mason. - 39tf. Supt. Denman has decided upon the date of holding the annual county institute for this year. The dates are June"6, 7 and 8. The in stitute will be held in this city. An effort is being made to make this session one of the most profitable held in the county. S. D. Res9ler, president of Monmouth State Nor mal, R. F. Mulkey, president of Ashland State Normal, State Supt. Ackerman, and Katherine Sloan, of Portland, will be present. Miss Sloan ia per haps the bast primary teacher in Oregon. She will have charge of all primary work. There will be several evening sessions. There was no annual institute last year on account of the education congress at Lewis and Clark Fair. All teachers are requested to attend this insti tute, . and no . school can continue during its session. 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