.LOCAL AND PERS9Nl "Let's go "fi3hing" at tha Carni- val. " Jamea B "ley, the Monroa black smith, was a uorvaiua Friday. J J " yiaitor The "Japanese Tea Garden" will be a beautiful epot at the Carnival. Look for it. , Mrs. Beseie Parsons, of Lebanon, was the guest the last of tne week of friends ia this city, -z-g - . The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jackson has been serious ly ill for several days. Mrs. Anna Jones, of Decatur, Illinois , is a guest at the Levi Oren home in South Corvallis. Mrs... McCullon, of Newport, is visiting at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. George Lilly, in this city. Mrs. U. B. Wills, of Portland is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex Campbell, in this city. Come and drink with ''Rebecca at the Well" at the Carnival of Roses. She uses "Distilled Water.' Mr. and Mrs. R. N. White and son, Frank, returned home Thurs day evening from a visit with rel atives in Brownsville. - Mrs. Caverner, of Monroe, was taken to Portland, Friday, where she will enter a hospital for medical treatment. She was accompanied by Dr. Bennett. Miss Bertha Thrasher left Sunday for Portland after a visit with her parents in this city. Miss Thrasher is engaged in dress making iu that ity and is doing well. There was a union meeting of the young people's societies of the city, at the Congregational church Sunday night at 6:30 with a large audience and very interesting ser vices. Miss Lura Flett returned home Saturday from Portland, wheie she has been taking a course in business college. Miss Lura is a bright girl, and her friends predict for her a successful future. Fred Croft and Ike Smith went to Alsea Thursday on a fisMog trip. They were joined Saturday by Wilber Croft and Sam Smith, and the entire party was expect ed home last night. Miss Lillian Oren, of Portland, is visitine her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Oren in this city, Lewis Oren, who is well known in Corvallis, has recently moved back to Portland from LaGrande. Jack K?z9e, a grandson of Mrs Martha Burnett, whil digging in the water ditch on Main street Thursday afternoon found a plain gold rirg.: It was a foot below the surface of the earth, and how it came there is certainly a mystery. The quarterly conference w held at the First Methodist church Friday night. Dr. Rowling, the presiding tilder, bing present and tlnlivering an excellent sermon. There was much'important business transacted, and the church reports were very encouraging. "A Belated Introduction," given by home talent at the opera house last Wednesday night, was re peated by request Thursday night, but the. audience was, as might reasonably be anticipated, only about hilf as large as on the first night. lii. J. Danton, the man who oc cupied the county jail for a week or more, and who raved about every thing imaginable while under the influence of liquor when first arrest ed, h88 been released and sent to Camby, Oregon, where he claim ed to have lelatfyes. He was pro vided with a suit of new clothes and afer bmng shaven, presented quite a neat appearance. Thii.gs nre progressing over in Aldea according to the statement of a party in from there a day or two ago. It is said that farmers ate arranging to bhip their cream to Corvallis, where the K&upiscb creamery has offered two cents more per pound for it than was of fered by the Portland firme. This shows that the Corvallis creamery is 'jD'ng sitae" and that it is a fine tning for Bentoa county. The steel bridge across the Wil lamette river has been materially changed and partly dismantled this spring and now presents the appearance, to use the homely ex pression, of a 'bobtailed" do-;. The foot walk on the lower side of the bridge from this city to the Ben ton county shore has been torn up, a wire fence topped with a barbed wire has been built on the lower side of the drive way, and foot passengers are now compelled to use the driveway for travel. A3 a result of this action the bridge has lost all of its charm as a pleasant afternoon's walk, for pedestrians do not enjoy a walk across the bridge where they are compelled to "use the drive way with its dust and dirt inches deep, and where team3 must be dodged at all times. Albany Her- Visit the "Chamber of Horrors" at the Carnival. H. A. Bowman and familv have moved to Falls City, Polk county, to reside. J. J. Cady returned Saturday from a few days' business trip to .Newport. E. J. Harrington returned Sun day from a several days' business trip in fottland. A. J. Hall, of Polk county, was the gue3t Friday and Saturday of his eon, Harley, in this city. Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Weathertord, of Albany, attended the pipe organ rectal in tms cuy r riaay evening. Mrs. Prudence Chipman returned to Corvallis Friday from a ten days' visit with .friends at New port. ' - Miss Anna Steidl gave a dinner party to a number cf friends, Satur day evening at her home in north Corvallis. Tne affair ' was very pleasant. . Rev. and Mrs. Green entertained a few friends at dinner, Saturday, most of the guests being members of the . Congregational choir and graduates this year from OAC. On account of the very stormy weather, the Ridders grove picnic whichwas to have occurred Saturday was postponed until a week from next Saturday, which will be June 9th. Mrs. Taylor received a check for $2,000 Friday, from the A. O. U. W. lodge, the amount of the policy held by the late James Taylor. It is seldom that such prompt pay ment ie made by any lodge, and Mrs. Taylor naturally feels very kindlv towards the organization. for the sa me. . ' Sunday the annual memorial address was delivered at the Con gregational church by Rev. E. F. Green, and it was an able and elo quent discourse. The G. A. R. and W. R. C. members met at their hall at 10:30 and marched to the church in a body. Inspiring music was rendred by the choir, and the occasion was very impres sive throughout. A beef for the barbecue has been donated by A. Wilhelm and Sons, of Monroe, for the big picnic which takes place there June 9 h. While the date is the same as that of the Ridder's grove picnic, it is thought that the fact will not cause any annoyance to anyone. Great plans are on foot for the barbecue at Mon roe, and there is no doubt but that there will be a large attendance. At the home of the bride's par ents in Alsea last Wednesday, oc curred the marriage of Frank Fol- lett and Miss Laura Johnson, R-v. W. D. Risley performing the cere mony. A Urge number of relatives and friends were present and at noon a delicious wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs. B'ol'ptt will make their home in the Aleea valley, where they have many friends who unite in good wishes. Prof. I. E. Richardson, of Al banv, Oregon, was in the city Sat urday in tin interests of the Teachers' Summer Normal to be held at Albany, commencing June 26th. Prof. Richardson and his assistants are making this the best review school for thosiwho wish to pass the examinations for county, state and life papers. In the last two years his students have often made the highest possible grades in the examinations. The "Carnival of Roses" will be held at the opera house next Thursday and Friday, May 31st 3 T . rt 1 1 - ana june isc. x nursaay nigm will be given the very popular farce " Aunt Jerusha's Quilting Parly." Friday commencing at 11 a. m. they will serve a chicken nif dinnpr frr i r opntB Tfrifav evening Rev. Babcock of Salem wnl render several selections on the violin and some of the best local vocalists will be on the program. Admission each even ing 10 cents. The new local Upper Columbia River Train put on by the Oregon Railroad tfc Navigation Company, May 20, will do much towards at tracting tourists to points along the river between Portland and The Dalles. The new train, leaving Portland as it does, at 8:15 a. m. and arriving at Portland at 6:00 n. m. the same day, gives one an op portunity to spend the day at some of the delightful places along the Upper Columbia River, and permits them to return home the same day. The train is made up of baggage car and coaches, and stops at all points in both directions so as to accommodate local travel as much as Dossible. Colum bia Southerh passengers instead of awaiting at rJiggs, which is unat tractive, are taken to The Dalles nromntlv. where thev await the train for Portland, coming in on No. 1, a3 at present, or taking the local as they may d es!re. DIED AT MT. Mrs. S. G. Smith The Funeral Held Saturday. After an iliness of two and a half years from dropsy, Mrs. G.' W. Smith died at the family home near Mt View at 6:30 Thursday evening. The funeral was held at the residence at 2 p. m., Saturday, Rev. B. R. Darby, recently ar rived from the East, conducting the services. - Interment was in Crystal Lake cemetery. v ' Mrs." Smith was" born "in Cor bett county, Kansas, in 1850. The family came to Corvallis four years ago, residing for some time on a place near the Har rington home, northwest of town. At this time they occupy the ' 'Doc' ' Jackson farm near M t. View. The immediate survivors are the husband and the children George, Fannie and Bertha Smith, all at home; Mrs. E. I.' Taylor, of Linn county, and a son Frank Smith who resides in Washington. ;. Deceased was a kind wife, mother and neighbor, and as such is sincerely mourned. The OAC Commencement. The first event in the commencement week exercises at O AG will be a musical drama, "Our Shore and Sea," eivea by the vocal department, at the opera house Thursday evening, June 7th,. at 8 p. m . The affair is directed by Mrs. E. F. Green, and the cast of characters prom ises an excellent entertainment'. ' v The action passes at a port of the Riviera, Hear Genoa, and the persons represented are -LaSpoasia, soprano, Miss Edna Allen, and II M aringo-teaor, E. R. Hughes. There is a chorus of Riviera women and another chorus of Genoese sailors. The following is a brief synopsis: The drama opens with the fleet weigh ing anchor, to the song of the sailors, as they heave at the windlass and spread the sail. The lament of Bisters and sweethearts left sorrowiug on shore. The scene changes to the sea. Aboard one of the galleys in the midnight watch the thoughts and prayers of the Marinajo go back to the loed ones left behind, and he invokes for them the protection of oar Lady Star of the sea. The scene again on shore. The fleet, so long and anx iously looked for shows on the horizon and the friends flock to the port to greet its entry, led by the Sponsina. But the galley aboard which the Marinajo, her loyer, served is missing, and he is lost, or slain. She gives expression to her desolation, amid the sorrow of her com panions. Her lover, however, is not slain, but a slave who, later, plans a way Of escape, and returns to port where be and hi s sailors are welcomed with re joicing. D. Rowland arrived in Coryallis Sat urday from Victor, Iowa, on a visit to relatives. He is ' the grandfather of Floyd Rowland, and this is his first visit to the far West. Mr. Rowland lett his home in Iowa about the first of April, and states that the weather was dry and pleasant until he reached Seattle. After a week or two in Corvallis he goes to Eugene to visit a married daughter. A large number .of Corvallis youDg people droye over to Albany Saturday evening to attend the big democratic rally. A good time wa3 of course en. joyed. One of Portland's Foremost Establishments to Be Discontinued Demands for Rent 20 Per Cent (Before the Fire) and 33 1-3 Per Cent Higher Than in Seattle, Make Continuance Impossible. Entire Stock of Fine Pianosland Organs to Be Closed Out. Sale Now On- Owing to the unreasonable demands of a frenzied landlord, Eilers Piano House has reluctantly decided lo abandon the retail piano and organ business in Portland. Continuance - would mean the payment of practically the entire earnings of our retail business for rent, nor would it even then secure the urgently needed alterations and repairs that the growth of our business has made neces sary. The owners arrogantly refuse to make them, and we cannot afford to undertake them for the reason they will not enter into a lease except from month to month. Thus it is that Eilers Piano House is compelled to retire from the retail field, and as possession i f the premises is to be delivered up on May 31 next, the entire stock of goods, the finest, most exten sive and most complete in- the United States must be disposed of before that date. There are but a few days to ac complish this. Since all prices are based on actual The Cast. The farce Aunt Jerusha's Quilting Party" will be eiven Thursday evening, May 3lst the first niimt of the Carnival. Cast of characters. Aunt Jeruiha Dow, .Laura Waggoner John Dow (her husband)... Vance Taylor Hepzibah Spooner, very deaf...... Lillian Ranaey Hannah Pike, an old maid, ......... 1 Myrtle Harrington Johanna Hines, a widow, Lulu Spangler Rachel iray, aquakeress, . .Lena Tartar Patience Peabody, an old maid, ......Emma Crawford Mrs. Simon Stubbs, a gossip,......- ..........Bess Danneman Drucilla Thompkins, . a lecturer, ..Mary Danneman Charity Cooper, an old maid....... Miss 'Barclay A Successful Recital.' The first pipe orgaa recital ever given in Corvallis was enjoyed by a good sized audience in college chapel Friday evening. The instrument was a two-manual pedal pipe organ, furnished by the Eilers Piano House of Portland and brought to Corvallis especially for the recital. The 13-number program began with a Pastorale' by Wely and concluded with "Fanfare Militaire" by Lemmens, and the audience appeared to grow more enthusiastic with each number, generous, applause yoiciag the pleasure of the listeners. Prof. Gerard Tallandier, while recognized as a pianist of raie ability and skill surprised his hearers by his performance on this " instrument, which is as different in every ' respect from ' a piano . The ' program was so varied that everyone's taste miistcertain ly have been pleased, while the rendition of the numbers, ranging from the concert Adagio Op. 256 Volckmar, to the Hymn of Nuns by Wel and the Marche Sobnnelle by Lemaigre was such as to demonstrate both the skill of Prof. Taillandier and the possibilities of the instrument, which had an exquisite tone. . . . ' Prof. Tallandier's brief descriptive ad dress, as well as his explanations of the numbers, added -ouch to the enjoyment of the audience during the reoita 1. The occasion was enjoyed by everyone. Additional Local. You will miss a rare treat if you fail to hear R.9V. Babcock, one of Oregon's fine violinists, next Fri day at the Carnival. ZZ ZZ 'Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bauer, enter tained the members of the Presby terian choir and the choir's friends, Thursday evening, in a very de lightful manner. Ice cream and cake was enjoyed by all. The guests were: Rev. and Mrs. Bueh, Mrs. Inez Wilson, Mrs. Ella Taylor. Misses Lena Tartar, Agness Wilson, Nellie Marvin, Grace Wilson, Eunice Taylor; Messrs. Archie Van Cleve, E. R. Hughes, Nash Tay lor, Harold Auld, Ralph Pruett and Phillip Gerhart. Men Wanted. Saw mill and lumber yard laborers $225 per dav. Woodsmen $2.25 to $3 00. Steady work. Apply to Booth-Kelly Lum bar Co., Eugene, Ore. 43tf A large assortment of nicely trim tried hats for children, also a fine line of hats for old ladies to be sold at very low prices. Mrs. J. Mason. 39tf. House to rent; possession June 1st. Inquire at Allen's drug store. 44tf Higher Than in San Francisco cash cost of the goods, those taking ad vantage of easy-payment plan Jwill pay interest on deferred payments at 8 per cent per annum. Every piono will be accompanied by the respective maker's unconditional guarantee, duly countersigned b us, thus making the purchaser absolutely secure in his purchase. Every contract or undertaking entered into by Eilers Piano House will be carried out to the letter. If everv reader could but realize the exact situation as it is, nothing would be left for sale by Saturday night Store will be open day and evening till sale is over. Our Corvallis representative, Prof Taillandier, will make you at your town the same prices as we make here in Portland, the only difference will be the freight item. See him at once or tele phone Independent 185. EILERS PIANO HOUSE RETAILERS The ffleisiireni Of RALSTON HEALTH SHOES are Bight The laws that govern foot-structurear applied to the making of all Ralston Health Shoes.Li Everv'nartHof a Ralston is i m p ro n e rn ro n o f ti o ri That means Ralston Health Shoes don't dis tort or; vary the natural, structural liues of the boot to achieve style. They are the most stylish shoes on the market, yet they never depart from the hygienic principle of nature proportions. Ralstons will feel like home to your feet. They fit the feet at the start no need of breaking in. THE PEOPLE'S STORE. ESTABLISHED 1864. WOOL and WASH Our first shipment of Wool, Mzhzlr, and Wash Dress Goods has arrived. A21 colors, weighs and wsaves, at prices that wiii tempt ali. New Mercerized Taffeta Checks at 25c per yard. Wool and Mohair Dress Goods, in Gray. Brown, Green, Navy, Fancy Mixtures, Check3 and Stripas. Navv Dress Linens in White, Gray, Light Blue, Green and Navy. New Whi e Mercerized Shirt Waist Goods. New Assortment Embroidered Waist Patterns. New Velvets, Collars and Belts. msmasr, wa give 5 p3r mitt discount on s!3 Cash Purefoassf . HIGHEST PRICE FOR C0UMT3Y PRODUCE. THE GEM CIGAR ST All first-cla83 cigira and tobacco; whist and p-ol ; rooms. Every customer treated like a prince. 191 Uf llLllb An $8. CO Leather Suit Case For every dollar's worth of goods purchased at my store you will get a ticket entitling you to a chance in the drawing for an ele gant Suit Case. The more tickets, the more chances. Drawing to take place at my store at 4 p. m. Saturday, June 9. 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Dywer, now of Grays ville, Mo., "three of my customers were permanently cured of consumption by Dr. Kind's New Discovery, and are well and strong today. One was try ing to sell his property and move to Arizona, but alter using New Dis covery a short time he found it neces sary to do so. I regard Dr. King's New Discovery as the most wonderful medicine in existence." surest Cough and Cold cure and Throat and Lung healer. Guaranteed by Allen & Wood ward, 50c, and $1. Trial bottle free.