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Corvallis. Benton Couivtv, Oiteoc x Fin da y. August lO. 1906.
A FEW SUGGESTIONS.
You Guilty as Charged?
Things that Count.
As has been said a thousand
times, the world is made up ot
little things and it is the little
thingsthat count, yet there are
dozens of people who ignore the
fact in ways that are decidedly
annoying to their fellows.
For instance, the person who
helps himself to a peach, a plum,
an apple, a handful of dried fruit
or other edible every time he
happens in a grocery store, for
gets that stealing a little thing is
just as bad principle as steal
ing a man's purse,
and that it
counts up in expense to the gro
cer when the habit is practiced
by dozens of people in the course
of a .week. Some individuals
even carry their nerve so far as
to step behind the counter and
take candy or nuts from the show
case or even open the - peanut
roaster in a confectionery store
and proceed to grab a handful of
nuts, all ot which, in common
reason, must be aggravating in
the extreme to proprietors of the
establishments, who are in no
position to object to the practice
,for fear of offending customers.
These same people would not
think of going into a dry
goods store and walking off with
a necktie, a pair of shoes or a
shirt waist, yet where is the dif
ference in principle? . Both acts
are petty thievery, one fully as
detestable as the other.
Another of the "little things"
is the trespassing on the rights
of others and making oneself a
bore to a whole neighborhood.
When a hair-brained youth, with
a surplus of enthusiasm but total
lack of ability sits up late at
night blowing- ear splitting
blasts on a cheap . horn, keeping
nervous people in a state border
ing on frenzy and starting a com
munity howl among restless bab
ies and noisome dogs, it is time
that the law took a hand to abate
Fortunately, Corvallis is free
trom the latter during the sum
mer months, but with the return
of the college students such dis
turbances are frequent in all parts
These, and many other appar
ently trifling matters might be
profitably pondered by many a
careless, thoughtless person.
It may be added that these
suggestions originated in the
mind of the writer, and are not
set forth at the solicitation of any
Wedded at Oakland.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cooper
were in Corvallis Wednesday,
the guests of Dr. and Mrs. G. R.
Farra. It was not known among
Corvallis friends that there was a
Mrs. Cooper until the happy
The wedding occurred at Oak
land, Saturday afternoon, Aug
ust 4th, at 4 p. 111., at St, John's
Episcopal church, the bride be
ing Miss Louise Cooper, a niece
of Mrs. Farra, who has made her
home in this city for some time,
at the Farra home. The groom,
Kenneth Cooper, is the popular
OAC football man, well known
throughout the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper were en
route to The Dalles, where they
will remain for a short time with
relatives. They will then return
to San Francisco, where Mr.
Cooper will enter the employ of
Both young people are held in
high esteem in Corvallis, and con
gratulations and good wishes are
extended by their many friends.
Not a Bumper Crop.
That there will be a good crop
of hops, barring the possibility of
damage from tain at picking
time, is evident. But a bumper
crop can 00 longer be predicted.
A. rain within the past week
wo old have added several thous-
and bales to the Oregon out
put, but the unbroken dry spel
is showing on the laterals, which
are not as rank as at this time
last year. Where you could
scarcely see between two rows
last vear, a view may be had be
neath the foliage on horseback
Growers are now ordering their
tickets and almost without ex
ception they pick by the box this
year. The price talked is 50
cents. Pickers are now listing
tor the different yards.
A few have already arrived and
pitched their tents and will enjoy
an outing until picking begins
A family of eight arrived from
Sacramento and are camping at
the D. R.Cooper yard. Inde
The Errors in Type.
strange "mix-ups" occur in
the printing office sometimes, the
following list being not exagger
atea in trie least, as sucn errors
are frequently made:
Some of these tricks of type
have immortalized themselve s, as
for instance, that of the item
stating that - a locomotive had
'cut a cow into calves," and
another informing the public that
the army was 'in want of con
secrated beef and desecrated vege
tables;" and still another gigan
tic headline which should have
read, "The British Lion Shaking
His Mane," dazzled readers with
the alluring spectacle of ' "The
British Lion Skating in Maine."
A book entitled "Humor ot
Bulls and Blunders," gives a
luscious. list of. .these . flashesof
genius, one of which was a New
York society..;.; journal's '. strange
story of a ball at the White
House. The unfortunate repor
ter, all unconscious that he was
to be led like, a lamb to the
slaughter, had written: "Mrs.
Nestor wore nothing , itj the na
ture of a dress that was remark
able," but trie demon of the
printing-house was loose that
night, and next morning New
York was horrified to see that,
"Mrs. Nestor wore nothing in
the nature of a dress. That was
Again, in the New York
World's report of a political
meeting the word shouts was. so
ludicrously misprinted as to make
the blunder famous. It read:
"The snouts of ten thousand
ucuiuwiaia iub i u t an.
A Kansas paper reported a
speech in which St. John, the
prohibition candidate tor Presi
dent, said: 'To get" drutik is
follv." But the printer got it,
"To get drunk is jollv."
There are others just as good
that have never been printed
that is but once and one of these
was the substitution of 4 coffee"
and "beer" for the words
"coffin" and "bier" which ap
peared in the New York World
m an elaborate account of a great
A writer for a religious paper
in Springfield, Mass , once
printed "fiery rum" for "fiery
In the "make-up" of papers,
too, there is any amount of op
portunity for the demon of the
composing-room to queer things
after his own evil devices. For
instance, a New Haven, paper
announced that "the large cast
iron wheel, revolving 900 times
a .minute, exploded in ithat city
yesterday, after a long and pain
ful illness. Deceased was a
prominent 23rd degree Mason,"
and again, that "John Fadden,
a well known florist, and real es
state broker of Newport, Rhode
Island, died in Wardner Rns
sel's sugar mill at Crystal Lake,
Illinois, on Saturday, doing
$3000 damage to the building
and injuring several workmen
At least there is this to be said
for type blunders : They add to
the none too large fund of the
world's merriment. - - - -
HAVING THEIR TROUBLES.
Party, on the March.
A letter to the Gazette from
Tommy - Whttehorn. dated at
Marshfield on the 5th, is of gen
eral interest in Coivallis. where
the writer is a "hale fellow well
met" with the boys. The party,
composed of Thomas Whitehorn,
Billy Broders and Henry Ger
hard, left Corvallis a couple of
weeks ago on their vacation trip,
and as the letter shows, thev
have had trials as well as pleas
ures on the way. .Mr. White'
horn says: : . , ;
'I suppose you and the ; bys
think we are lost, but we manag
ed to get this far without" dim
age to man or beast. ' As you
told us, it is a hard trip, crossing
the river being the worst, on ac
count of poor accommodations.
"We made Monroe the first
night, Horton's mill the next
day and the day after reached
Triangular Lake where we stop
ped for a while and fished, get
ting about fifty small trout.
"The next day we drove down
the creek and at noon caught 30
good sized trout. Driving a few
miles farther we came to "Bear
Creek,, where we- camped, and
next morning Broders ' and ; I
went up the creek about two
miles and I caught about 30
nne trout, but broke mv pole
twice in wrestling with thehhy
beauties. I wish some of the
boys could go fishing on that
"Our next drive brought us to
lviapietoui wnere we cam pea,
taking a scow next morningrfbl?
Florence, paying: JSzJor .the trt&
.There was opposition3 there.
which made it cheaper. In. get
ting aboard the scow .we forgot
our neck. yoke and could not buy
fine in .Florence as tne black
smith's baby had died and he
would not make us one. so we
got the boat to bring ours from
"At .Barrett s landing we
camped with one of the Barrett
boys, a halt-breed, drove 29
miles along the coast, spending
two nignts. Here we dug and
ate clams to our heart's content.
we. bougnt bread trom a
squaw, but having good appetites
it tasted first rate. We got . a
scow to take us two miles down
the beach on the Utnpqua, pay-
ng 5. Cheap, wasn't it.' .
"We drQve from there-toTen
Mile creek and camped, but find
ing no fish, we went on to Jar
vis' Landing next. day. Caught
perch for breakfast, and next day
got a scow to take us across to
EniDire City, one mile, for which
we paid $5 cheaper still, and
independent as .
"I am afraid if we havetocros5
many more rivers or bavs at these
prices, Gerhard will have heart
"Have vou ever been out with
the Dutch? They eat all the
time. I have tried to founder
them on fish but all I can do is
to fill them up, and in an hour
or two they are ready tor more.
We have to have potatoes four
times a day for Henry, so it is
fish and spuds all the time.
"Marshfield is the best town
over this way. Empire - is al
most deserted. North Bend is
run by one man and if the saw
mill shuts down there is nothing
left. Property is very high.
They think, the railroad will
make all these towns large.
"We will start tomorrow
Monday for Coquiile and Ban
don, then on to Grants Pats.
We expect to be in the latter
place in ten or twelve days.
Henry has gone up . Coos River.
Broders and I thought we might
want to go to church, as this is
Sunday, so we did not go.
"Tell Spencer and all the
bovs that we are still alive."
N. E. Feakin and family arrived
in Corvallia, Monday, from MinoDg
Wisconsin, to make their ' home i
Vbia atyi They cam ' on the rer
An ,J a. T 1 , n All
secretary ot the Benton county Citi
zene League, and Mr. Feakin states
that so far he has found conditions
exactly ab represented by Mr. Al'en
and is well pleased with the coun
try. He secured employment the
same evening that he. arrived, and
like a public spirited citizwi, hand
ed in a subscription at once to his
local paper. This ia the sort of
people that aie wanted in our town
and couuty, and they are certain
to meet with a warm welcome.
An Experiment in Driving.
a iair-naired youtn woo re
A r . m m
sides in Southern Benton, was
seen riding one of his carriage
horses home Sunday evening and
leading the other, with no buggv
insight, and when accosted bv a
friend he smiled feebly but offer
ed no explanation. The young
man drives a swell rie, with a
pair of prancing bays, and his
forlorn appearance Sunday even
ing created much speculation for
a time among his friends.
1 he matter, however, became
clear as Corvallis mountain
water when earlv Monday morn
ing an elderly gentleman was in
this city, telling how, on the
previous evening, his daughter's
air haired aamirer had let his
team run away and smash up
said elderly gentleman's barn
yard gate. -
The gentleman declared his
intention of buying a keg of
nails at a local hardware and
charging them up to the reckless
youth with the pink-and-white
complexion; bur when it was
brought to the old gentleman's
mind that the lad had smashed
up his own buggy as well as the
gate, the irate father decided to
idropbmalter'-jJ. . .
Just ;now the runaway occurred
hasDot been explained, but it js
suspected that the young mat)
was trying the ... experiment of
driving with his teeth.
He Resides in Corvallis.
"He wanted a city beautiful,
A city that should be fair;
A city where smoke should never roll
In billows upon the air.
He wanted a city where art should be,
A city ot splendid halls.
Where culture's touch should appear
' tipon " ;
..The battlements and walls.
"He-called for a city beautiful,
- He shouted it dy by day:
He wanted a city where noise was not,
Where the spirit of art should sway ,
He wanted a city that should be fair,
. Where tilth might never be seen.
He forgot, in spite of the zeal he had.
To keep his backyard clean."
Painting the old p:hool Imildini; is in
progress, and the indication? are that the
building n ill present a very handtome
appearance when the task is completed
A party of CorvHlIistt.es picknicked at
Sulphur Springs, Wednesday. n I had a
jo'ly time. Wading, and disposing of a
delicious lunch were fentnrpH of enjoy
ment. The pernounel of th.-i partvwas:
Misses Olive Mallow, Ethel Wattets
Lillian Earnest, Inez Johnson, and Lulu
and Lei a Wtlls.
- And Dandruff Eradlcator
Trail tirt Mcutanl.
Fiis3 - Fifty Cant
- r aauf Mturvd by
Tkt Vtaiafei Cempound Company
CcrvaBs, OrajM 9t
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A PIONEER'S PASSES.
Burial of Mrs. Drury Hodges
Crossed the Plains.
Alter a lingering illness, Mrs.
Drury Hodges died at the fam
ily home at Wells, in northern
cenion, August 4m, aged 77
years and one day.
The luneral occurred from the
residence at 1 p. tn., Mor.d iv,
and was one of the laroest held
in that vicinity in many vears.
The services were conducted bv
Rev. T. T. Vincent, and inter
ment was in the Palestine ceme
tery. About forty vehicles were
in the procession that followed
the remains to their last -.resting
place. . -
Mahala Fickle was born Aug.
3rd, 1829, in Missouri, and mar
ried Drurv Hodges April 27.
Th ey started to Oregon Mav 3,
1847, and after crossing the
plains with an ox team thev ar
rived in the Willamette valley,
September . 27, 1847. They
owned the old donation claim
where the North Palestine church
now stands, and for, many . years
have resided near Wells.
Eleven children were born to
Mr. and Mrs. Hodges, of whom
nine are liviner. tour bovs and
Deceased lived a devoted
christian life, having , been a
member of4the Baptist church for
40 years, and she died rejoicing
in her faith.
Prof. E. R. Lake and . son, Verne,
reached home yesterday from California,
where they, have spent the summer.
They recently visife'dgfcbe ' Yosemite V 1
ley, otn-ot the ioet 'beaniifot'-epoiB on
ii 00 Ds m
Xi-As rJH:e-rife; ttrr. ; k:..i-iHu &?s.,s85-'
Franklin Iron works corvallis, or.
THE GEM CIGAR STORE
All first-class cigirs and tobacco; whist and pool
rooms. Every customer treated like a prince.
-FOR A FINE
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
Go to Gun Modes'
We Carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rod
B.C. Hlmtnnd. Chmm.
GORVALEJS STEAM LAUNDRY.
JPatronUo Homo Industry
Omtmldm. Omdmrm SolloMmd.
All Wmt Ot
Dr. B. A. Cattiey expects to leave 1! e
first of the week with his family for an
outing at Cascaaia. . .
W. A. Wells has added another
Wock to his real estate holdings by a re
cent purchase in the western part of Jobs
There will be Bible school and prea h.
ing service at the Presbyterian chun h
next Sunday. The sermon will be by
T. T. Vincent.
Mrs. L. ML McReynolds and chitdren
expect to leave the first of the week for
Portland, to join Mr. " M-'Reynotds and
take up their residence.
Mrs. Maud Johnson and Miss Linnie
Rundlett, of Kings Vallev, are guests at
the A. J. Johnson home. The former is
a sister-ii -!aw of Mr. Johnson.
You're Sure to Grow
Over -my set of Shirt Waists Sets like ti o-e
now on sale at this store. " -
. Shirt Waist Sets
for July are just as good for August or Septem
ber, or any other month. If bought here. - If
you want what's exquisite, at a modest price,
buy a set. We guarantee they're the greatest '
v&Itie for the sum investe'd . that pan be had
See tnem ana buy a set. , -"
Albert J. Metzger
" WATCHMAKER "
Occidental Building, - : - - Corvallis
fa ran dost
You to Buy a
From the Stock
Now on Hand
Fiiet come, first, served.
We only have a few at this
price. If you want a high
grade BBler, now ie your
chance. Order today.
Four doois north of postoffice
Ind. Phone 130.