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Vol. XT. 111.
CJorvallis, Benton County, Oregon, Tuesday, July 24. 1006.
SHE IS AT HOWL
And Tells of Many Things Seen
On Her Trip.
Somewhat tanned, very tired,
but smiling and happy, Miss
Agnes Wilson was on the streets
Saturday, shaking hands with
friends and endeavoring to tell,
all in one breath, what she saw
on her trip to the Yellowstone
Park with the Oregonian contest
Besides the sights ot Portland,
the happy time at the "Break'
ers," at Long-Beacb,-the won
ders of Salt Lake, and the inter
esting points of Boise City, the
girls spent six and a half days in
the Park, one of the most inter
esting natural resorts in the
"We left the train at Marys
ville and traveled all day," said
Miss Wilson, 'and so far as we
girls were concerned we did not
know when we had reached the
Park, nntil the driver told us. A
large tree marks the entrance,
but the whole Park is an open
wilderness of hills, lakes, gey
sers, mountains, trees and open
ings here and there. The first
thing we came to was a soldiers'
station, where we had to regis
ter, and the driver gave the num
ber, of passengers he carried.
After leaving there we saw noth
ing of special interest for hours,
until finally we arrived at Gray
ling's Inn. This is in Montana,
and here we spent the night.
The next day we went on and
spent the next night at Fountain
Inn, where there are geysers and
other interesting phenomena.
"Probably the prettiest thing
was 'Old Faithful' geyser, view?
ed from the Old Faithful Inn at
night. This geyser, as regularly
as the hour comes, sends an
immense torrent ot boiling hot
water into the air to a height
ot 160 feet. The eruption con
tinues for four minutes and dur
ing that period there is a terrible
roaring sound that comes from
the interior of the earth, much
louder than that heard on the
seashore. The steam as it strikes
ones face, almost scalds.
'There is a powerful search
light located nearby, and during
the eruption the light is turned
on the water, and the colors in
the illumination thus obtained
are simply beyond description."
The Grand Canyon is describ
ed by Miss Wilson as superb.
There is a fall where the
spray reflects every tint of the
rainbow, the water falling 310
feet. Everything in this canyon
is yellow, it seems, and this is
the only reason Miss Wilson
could see for the name "Yellow
stone." In the Park mounted soldiers
are seen at all . times, and places.
Bear, deer, elk, buffalo and other
wild game roams at will, with no
apparent reason for remaining in
that particular place except that
no hunting is allowed within the
Park domain. '
Miss Wilson considers Salt
Lake a "City beautiful," and
speaks in the highest praise of
the treatment accorded the party
there. Among other places of
historic interest they were shown
through "Amelia Palace," the
former home of Amelia Young,
Brigham's favorite wife. In this
palace the visitor feels himself in
an enchanted castle of ancient
times. The richest tapestries
adorn the walls; there are break
fast rooms, dining rooms, draw
ing rooms, "mv lady's boudoir,"
and all in the most expensive and
beautiful style. One boudoir is
in niie green, the carpet of that
tint sprinkled with pink roses, a
baby grand piano in nile green,
and everything , else to .harmon
ize, -v '
The Holmes Art Gallery . was
visited, also, this being a treas-ure-hotise
of rare paintings and
works of arL
W. attended services ia the
Mormon temple and I slept until
the pipe organ began to be play
ed," acknowledged the Corvallis
contest girl, witn a smile, "but
that music oh! it was simply
glorious and cannot be describ
ed." All along the way, both com
ing and going, the girls ate,
drank and enjoyed everything to
be had, to their hearts' content.
This contest is said to have
brought to the Oregonian $53,
000 in subscriptions.
At the country home of Mr.
and Mrs. George Dixon at six
o'clock Sunday evening occurred
the wedding of Chester Dixon to
Miss Hattie Peggs.
'. The cermonv was performed
by Rev. S. M. 'Wood, of Corval
lis, in the; presence of about
thirty guests, and after congratu
lations, a sumptuous wedding
dinner was served.
The bride was ' attired in a
dainty costume of white silk and
looked winsome and girlish, be
ing only 16 years old. She is
the daughter of Mrs. Fred Blum
hart. Mr. and Mrs. Dixon will take
up their residence in Linn coun
ty, just across the river east ,of
Both bride and groom are
highly, respected young people
and they have the good wishes f
The remains of the late Wil
liam R. Troxel, who died sud
denly at Eugene Saturday, ar
rived in Corvallis on the 8:30
train yesterday . morning and
were conveyed to the Wilkins
undertaking parlors where at
nine , o'clock funeral services
were conducted by Rev. Mc
Donald of Eugene.
Deceased was 47 years of age
and was a brother of the well
known Troxel boys of Benton
: William Troxel resided for
many years in Kings Valley, and
moved to Eugene not a great
while ago. . Friends and neigh
bors from Kings Valley, Blod
gett and other places joined the
funeral party on the way to the.
ICmerick cemetery, three miles
south of Philomath, where the
interment took place.
I The immediate survivors are
the widow and two children, the
oldest of whom is about 14 years
Friday evening the house of
Hainan Lewis was burned to the
ground. The building stood on
a fine farm, which Mr. Lewis
owns, on the road to Albany, sev
eral miles north of this city. The
supposition is. that some party
prowling around the premises
dropped a burning match or a
cigar stub and, as everything was
as dry as tinder, the fire spread
to the house. Quite an area of
ground was burned over before
the fire reached the house.
J. M. Porter and son Fred
chanced along at just the right
time to save the barn and its con
tents. There was not a soul on
the place when the above men
tioned gentlemen arrived on the
scene of the conflagration, and to
their heroic efforts at fire-fightirig
is due the salvation ot the barn
and a lot of hav which had been
Mr. Lewis owns a fine home
at Wells, where -he resides, and
it was not often that he occupied
the building recently burned.
The supposition is that there was
little in the bouse when the fire
occurred, and the building itself
was not of much value. How
ever, a loss by fire is always
Prof. Helen Crawford , has been
attending the Chautauqua meeting
at Gladstone Park for the past two
weeks. Miss Anna Denman,; who
accompanied her, retained horns a
few days ago. ' v" " "
KAY BE MOVED.
College of Philomath is Seeking
TherclocaUon and rebuilding
of Philomath AQollegewhich
was destroyed by nre last Fall,
for the second time in its history,
was the main tropic for consider
a ion by the Oregon conference
of the United Brethern Church,
in session in the Cloverdale
Church, near Woodlawn, yester
day. Bishop H. L. Barkley ac
ted as chairman, and the question
was brought up by the report on
education submitted by Mrs. C.
P. Blanchard, in which she urged
the importance of rebuilding the
Philomath College, now in ashes,
and also the establishing in con
nection with it of a theoliogical
department. Rt. Rev. W. Stew
ard opened the discussion by ur
ging importance of the school and
the necessity of making a school
for young men to study for the
ministry. He said that Myrtle
Point, Coos County, wanted the
school and that the business men
offered a site and from $3000 to
Rev. E. N. Cooking said Phil
omath College had turned out
some of the best educators in the
state, and declared in his judg
ment it ought to be rebuilt some
where else more central. Rev.
A. J. Ware declared the Board of
Trustees should settle the location
and rebuilt at once. Walter
Reynolds said the school should
be better located and rebuilt on
better lines than before. Rev.
R. Miller said the "school ought
to be rebuilt. Professor Davis re
marked that in selecting a new
location the Board of Trustees
shoald select the place that would
be most central. :'
'Without question Portland is
the most central he said, "and it
is the most accessible point in
this state from all parts and from
Washington. It has a large and
growing population. Our mem
bers live here or near here, and
it is most easily reached. If you
relocate the college at some out-of-the-way
place the church mem
bers will be loyal for a while,
but they will become tired ot
sending their children there, and
the result will be a failure."
Bishop Barkley, who is is said
has helped out more colleges and
built more churches than most
any other minister in the United
States," declared that there must
be an endowment of from $45,
000 to $50,000 before he , would
advise the rebuilding of the Phil
omath College. He declared
that unless the members were
willing to subscribe hundreds
and thousands of dollars to this
fund he would advise the closing
up of the institution. He and
six others had carried the Philo
math College for more than 18
years, and be now wanted the
whole membership to back up
the institution or he would say
close up. He proposed that the
members give their notes for
$100 up to $1,000 or $10,000,
bearing six per cent interest.
That, he said, would enable the
college to be rebuilt and run suc
cessfully. The above is an exceipt of an
article which appeared in the
Sunday Oregonian. .In one re
spect it is undoubtedly in error:
The college which was burned
was the College of Philomath, not
Philomath College. There were
two United Brethern colleges
maintained in - Philomath for
years by two factions of this
church and one was known as
Philomath College while the
other was called the College of
Philomath, l it was the latter
which was consumed - by flames
not long since.
Call on Them.
We ronder if residents .of the
various -precincts ot . Beaton , are
all aware Ahat they have in their
own-itielbhoods real,- live.eQ
eje4uishenf& who can
be appealed to in the hour of
need? It may be interesting to
some to learn of this, as these
deputies are near at hand, and in
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case 01 a bold burglar appearing,
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snooting artair occurring, a
horse being stolen, or the eldest
daughter attempting to elope
with the hired man in the face of
decided opposition, the deputy
can, be called to behead the bur
glar, capture the v assassin, hang
the horse-thief, and bring Mary
back to the parental roof. without
calling Sheriff Burnett from his
slumbers in the dead of night..
Those who have filed papers
in the clerk's office . as ' deputies
are: W. L. Price, Kings "Val
ley; W. D. Morris, Fair mount;
Guy J. Frink, Philomath ; Rob
ert Johnson and J. D. Wells,
Corvallis, : and J. A. Woods,
A New Enterprise.
James . Horning and family
moved Friday from their com -toTtable
home in the west part of
town to Philomath, where
they are hereafter to resided Will
Horning and wife are also to lo
cate in that place, and the two
brothers will enter into partner
ship with Dr." Farfa in the opera
tion of a handle factory.
The machinery is already in
position out there, and it is stated
that there is a splendid show to
make big money out of the man
ufacturing of such goods as will
be turned out.
These goods will include all
sorts of handles for rakes, hoes,
shovels, pitchforks, axes and
every other conceivable instru
ment that has a handle. Certain
othei lines of woodwork will also
be done by the factory, and every
one is of the opinion that the pro
ject will "pay.?'
While Corvallis -regrets the de
parture of the Horning brothers,
as citizens, it wishes them suc
cess in their undertaking, and
bespeaks for them a .large patron
age.. Making Butter There.
Like the man who was in the
Kansas cyclone, they are "going
some'? down at the Kaupisch
creamery, in this cify. As men
tioned in these columns recently,
an expert from Portland is in
charge of the ice plant and. has
greatly increased the freezing ca
; A few days ago a carload ot
butter and a' carload of ice left
the local factory ' for Portland,
although the greater part of the
ice made is iised local Iy, while
much of the butter is being
placed in cold storage for a fincy
price the coming winter.
The creamery has been turn
ing out a ton and a half, or 3.000
pounds, ot butter a day for some
time, and, as everyone knows,
the product is absolutely first
class and commands the top
price in the market.
There are now 21 men on the
pay-roll of the company, and it is
recognized bv residents as one of
the best industries in Benton
county today, and one in which
every citizen of Corvallis feels a
Whila hauling hay Thursday at
his home near Belle.fountain, Pern
Starr was quite seriously injured.
It seems that the load slipped off
the wagon and Mr. Starr's ankle was
badly injured, although no bot.s
were broken. He was unconscious
over an hour but is getting aloi n
very- well now.
Friends and patrons of the Uni-r
versity of Oregon will be pleased v
note that it will no longer be nec
essary to drink bailed water in Eu
gene in order to gescape the scourge
of typhoid. Work on the new 1,-
500,000-g:lorr reservoir on Skin-j
11T B Butt e in p'ogres", and the
two filters installed sometime ago
aie purif. ing the present water
aupptv. T'i:s is a3 becomes a col
lege t wn. tnat of all others should
have an tipple and pure water
supply. Out from under the hand
icap of the: h referendum and"' the
peSu'ge of infected wftorr the; State
ber.-Oigonian;' - v ' r
Had Surprise Luncheon.
The Oregonian Contest girls
are all at home, after a happy and
successful trip to the famous
Yellowstone National Park.
In Friday's Oregonian the story
was told of a surprise the girls
had at Huntington, on the way
home. It says. .
One of the most delightful
welcomes of all the many came
when least expected. It was at
Huntington, where, the girls
were the guests at luncheon at
6 o'clock tonight 'of 'Miss Zoe
McCarter, agent 01 1 he Oregonian.
The dinner was in honor of Miss
Delia Woods, of Huntingtpn, one
You're Sure to Crow
Over my set of Shirt Waists Sets like those
now on sale at this store.
I Shirt Waist Sets
for July are jus as goofl for Augnst or Septem
ber, or any other month, if bought, here. If
von want what's evnuiKitp. At a. mnMt Ttrio
buy a set. We guarantee they're the greatest
value for the sum invested mat can be had.
See them and buy a set.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - - Corvallis
Pat. No. 11, 1902. . Agents wanted.
INVENTED AND MANUFACTURED BY V
Harvey Sargent, Corvallis; Oregon
All first-class cigira and tobacco; whist and pool ;
rooms. . Every customer treated like a prince.
To Be Sold at $1.00 Each
A Clock model iu design, price-and time-keeping qualities
I fnr Vinmp- ramr and
E. W- S. PRATT'S,
FOR A FINE LINE OF
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
o to Gun Hodes'
We Carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rod
D. C. Hmmtmntt.
CORVALUS STEAM LAUNDRY.
Patronlzo Homo Industry.
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of the winners of the contest.
Upon the table were great dish
es, heaped to overflowing wiih
spring chicken, spring lamb,
sucKung pig, sweet corn, meats,
vegetables, . fruits, . nuts, cakes,
pies and innumerable other good,
things. Punch, sherLet and ice
cream were also served.
It looked as though the whole
Of Huntington was down at the
depot when the train bearing its
contented burden of beauly prilled
put. The '- girls cheered Miss
McCarter and ; Miss Woods until
tbey were almost hoarse, and
waved their, handkerchiefs from
the windows of the train until
the station was far from sight.
Hair Invigpraf or
And Dandruff Eradlcator
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. Trade Hark Begisfcrei. . -
Price, - Fifty Cents
i Manufactured by
The Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon 9t
Tbia Trap- is guaranteed to
kill Gophers, Molee,, Pra'rie
Dogs, BatB or SknDks. under
ground or on top. Either a push
or a pall will tonch it off It
will take them going or com
ing. It isn't any Bin for the
animals to kill themselves.
Four docis north of postomee
Ind. Phone 130.
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Jeweler and Optician