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Corvalus. Benton County, Oregon, Friday, August IT. 1DOG.
A Chapter of Sad Events in Cr
vallis This Week.
Clark Taylor Mundy was born
in Portland October 22, 1886;
died in Corvallis Wednesday
noon, August.15, 1906, aged 19
years, 9 months and 23 days, f
Brief funeral services were
conducted at the residence of
Mrs. E. E. Mundy at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, suitable re
marks being made by Virgil E.
Watters, superintendent of the
M. E. Sunday school to which
deceased belonged, and by W. C.
Swann, the lad's Sunday school
teacher. Prayer was offered by
Rev. Feese, a select choir render
ed touching music, the remains
were viewed by the many friends
present, and the services closed.
Clark Mundy was an OAC
Junior, a member of the United
Artisan lodge, in which he car
ried 1500 insurance, an exemp
larv young man and a favorite
with all who knew him.
His illness began only last
Friday morning, when he was
seized with a violent attack o
appendicitis. The malady - de
veloped so rapidly that by noon
Saturday it was deemed neces
sary to operate. After the oper
ation Mr. Mundy rested well and
up to A uesaay evening ne was
thought to be doing splendidly.
A trained nurse was at the bed
side aad everything- -seemed fa
vorable, when spasms began,
lasting all ot Tuesday night, and
at an early hour Wednesday
morning the sorrowful intelli
gence was passed from lip to lip,
"Clark is dying." The end did
not come, however, until just be
fore the bells and whistles sound
ed for noon. Then all was quiet,
and Clark Mundv was at rest.
JOHN CLAIR CATHEY
Just a fresh, white , rosebud
from the garden of Life, plucked
for the Master: just a tender
blossom gathered ere the frost
Such is the early passing of
Baby John Clair Cathey, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Cathey, who
died at the John H. Simpson
home in this city Tuesday after
noon, from meningitis.
Little John had suffered from
an abscess on the neck and Sun
day a slight operation was per
formed. Thereafter the little
patient seemed brighter and bet
ter and all day Monday he rested
well, but in the evening he grew
worse and hope was abandouea
Tuesday forenoon. After in
tense suffering, the little fellow
found peace at three o'clock
The funeral occurred from the
residence at 2 p. m. yesterday.
The services were conducted by
Dr. E. J. Thompson, of Inde
pendence, and a quartette com
posed of Mrs. E. R. Lake, Miss
Nelle Marvia, John Allen and
J. Fred Yates sang. Interment
was at Crystal Lake cemetery.
John Cathey was aged two
years, eight months and 22
days, but despite his tender
years he was known to many
because of his bright and win
ning ways, and the sympathy
of the entire otnniunity is ex
tended the bereaved family. .
Sweet little Doris Herron has
gone home to her mamma. Too
dainty and fragile was she to
withstaud the storms of life, and
after a months illness with tuber
culosis of the brain, the life
spark disappeared at 4 p. m.,
The remains will be taken to
Bellefountain this morning,
where funeral services will be
held at the cemetery by Rev. M.
M. Waltz, and the little form
will be placed beside the mother,
who died September 4, 1904.
Since her mamma's death,
little Doris has been with her
grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Bach-
anan, in this city. She was the
daughter of R. C. Herron, whose
cup of sorrow now seems brim
ming over in this second loss.
the young wife, as stated, having
been taken two years ago.
Doris was three years old the
last day of last May. She was :
dainty, pretty child, and the fam
ily has the earnest sympathy of
ail in this hour.
A Test Case.
Attorney J. R. Wyatt went to
Corvallis Tuesday afternoon to
appear in the justice court on be
half of James Gully, of this city,
who has been charged in Benton
county with selling intoxicants
to Hugh McFadden of Corvallis
on May 11, last. The case is in
the nature of a test as the pur
pose is said to be to try out the
legal question as to where a sale
is made when liduor is shipped,
the place "f shipment or the
place of delivery. It is a ques
tion in which a great deal ot in
terest is taken at this time and a
decision on the matter will be
eagerly awaited. in this case
the liquor is alleged to have
been snipped from this city to
the young man who had ordered
If the supreme court to which
the case will go for final deter
mination, holds that sale is made
at the point of delivery! it will
effect dealers in all parts of the
state who'have been in the habit
of shipping into local option
districts. Mr. Wyatt appeared
for Mr. Gully, the latter gentle
man being ill and unable to at
tend. ine examination was
waived and the defendant held to
the circuit court on his own re
cognizance, no bond being re
quired. Albany Herald.
By the Sounding 'Sea.
They don't have eggs at New
port. At least this seemed to be
the opinion of a Corvallis man
who left here one day this
week for the seaside city. .
He was more heavily laden
than is the ordinary . old maid
when she starts on a journey, but ,
despite a bird cage, a quantity of
fruit, a five-pound sack of. pea
nuts, two suit cases, an overcoat,
an umbrella, and a silk hat in a
paper bag, all of which he felt
obliged to carry, this thoughtful
gentleman had an eye to bacon
and eggs for breakfast, and hook
ed onto one elbow he had a ten-
pound pail of fresh eggs, packed
m oats, tie looised use a de
corated hall tree as he made his
way gingerly to the C. & E. de
pot and elbowed into the waiting
room to get a ticket. He got in
nue vviiQ tne crowd, and alter
stepping on the corn of a vinegar-
visaged damsel in a pink calico
gown, who told him mighty
plainly what she thought of him,
and then with his umbrella near
ly gouging out the eye ot a cross
eyed peddler with green glasses.
this Corvalus pleasure- seeker
got a ticket and managed to get
aboard the train.
But in the rush and bustle the
eggs were put down on the plat-
torm at the depot and there they
stood, unclaimed and uneaten,
until a postal came back next
day from Newport, "Tell Cro-
mse to send over thai pail of eggs
The eggs have been shipped,
and it is probable that Miles Starr
is enjoying his bacon and hen
fruit for breakfast, every morn-
as he watches the gambols
of the crabs and the jelly fish
the sad sea waves.
The annual catalogue of the Ore
gon State Normal School of Mou
mouth has been received by the ua-
zatte. It is a very handsome edi
tion, with fine full-page illustra
tions of the college buildings, ath-
tic field, baseball and basketball
teams, cooking class, basket weav
ers, and other views in and about
the college.. . la : the basketball
team Corvaluaites at once , notice
Zophar Thorp, the coach, a former
OAC boy. The catalogue is a credit
to the institution.
METHODS ARE CHANGING.
And Business is Being Simplified
Some Interesting Facts.
The methods .of doing business
are changing rapidly. For in
stance, in bookkeepin the old
time method of single entry and
the use of the journal is giving
way to loose leaf ledgers and card
files. Everything is being sim
plified, and system is the all lm
portant thing in the ' keeping of
records and accounts.
Shorthand is being wonder
fully simplified. ' The old Pit
manic system with their shading,
positions, and four lengths of
characters, are rapidly disappear
ing. The Gregg, a light line
and no position system is taught
in four-fifths of "all the largest
and best business schools in the
United States. This one can be
learned in half the time it takes
to master the others and when
learned is as rapidly written and
more easily read. The conse
quence is that the number of
Gregg writers is increasing
day by day. In competition
with other systems of the world
the Gregg obtained the highest
award at the St. Louis Exposi
tion. No profession allows greater
opportunities to ambitious young
men and women than that of
stenography. Many young peo
pie who obtained positions as
stenographers a few years back
through some business college,
are now high-salaried officials of
well-known banks and commer
cial houses. How many know
that Grover Cleveland first en
tered an office as stenographer?
And yet it was through this
position that he gained the know
ledge of business principles that
carried him to. the a highest . pin
acle of success. " George B. Cort-
e'vou advanced from stenoera
pher to cabinet member in less
than seven years. Mr. Loeb
obtained his position , as private
secretary to President : Cleveland,
and held the same with .; . Presi
dents McKinley and Roosevelt
because of his knowledge of sten
Fred B. Fisher, right from Al
bany, Oregon, now consul at
Harbin, studied shorthand . and
took the position with the O. R.
& N. Company, then went to
China and now holds the con
sulorship. There is no reason why any
one should not adopt shorthand
as a permanent profession, w.
L. James, one of the members of
t'ie firm of Messrs. Walton,
James & Ford, the .official court
reporters of Chicago, received
orwv a coinrnou scnool educa
tion. He studied shorthand and
typewriting and is now , world
famous as a rapid reporter.
Thousands of such cases could
be cited, but space does not per
mit. The North west is on the eve
of great industrial development.
More millionaires will be made
in this section of the country
during the next ten years than
in any other part of the world.
The demand for competent book
keepers and stenographers is
greater than the supply. Office
salaries were "never higher than
they are today. True it is, that
often someone says. "Oh don't
go to the city. Stenographers
and bookkeepers are walking the
streets in search of work."
There are unemployed people
claiming to be stenographers
and bookkeepers, but they are
the men who "just picked it up;"
if they are able to take dictation
their limited knowledge of Eng
lis h does not permit them to tran
scribe it correctly. When they
are told that their brothers and
sisters are drawing a hundred
dollars a month, they ' say,
"What good : J nek." There is
no such think as '1 nek' ' ' 1 n the
American business" office. ' Id
fluence counts , for naught if the
person is not ,mcient. dank
goodness this talk ' about
is growing lesand less and soon
everyone will be forced to admit
that education pulls.
At the last meeting of the city
council considerable business of
general interest was transacted.
Warrants were drawn on the
general fund to the amount of
$17.50 and on the street fund to
the sum of $29.40.
The bill of the Corvallis City
Waterworks was referred ts the
street committee. Further time
was granted the special commit
tee to whom was referred the
matter of establishing rates for
city water with the water com
mission and it will report later.
According to the report of Vic
tor P. Moses, accountant on the
books of City Treasurer MLa
gan, there is due said treasurer
$16. 74, and this was ordered paid.
: An ordinance was read "pro
viding for the punishment of per-
sons injuring or interfering with
the water mains and pipe and the
connections therewith belonging
to tne City of Corvallis."
The report was approved of
the viewers appointed to assess
me aamages 10 me property ai-
fected by the proposed : extension
of Harrison street, between Ninth
and Tenth. Also the report of
viewers in the case ot the exten
sion of Fifteenth street.
An ordinance was introduced
providing for construction of a
lateral sewer, together with all
necessary appurtenances, through
blocks H and G, in Avery's ad
dition, and block 13 in the orig
inal town of Marysville, and pro
viding for advertising for bids
and letting the contract for
same. v -3-V -; - :
;; The . ordinance establishing the
concrete sidewalk limits of Cor?
vallis was passed. ' v "
The privilege was granted A.
J. Johnson of using a portion of
the watk space on the south and
west sides of lot 12, block 5, Cor
vallis, for a basement stairway.
steps and area plat.
The matter ot preparing rates
between the city and water com
mittee, was referred to the street
committee with power to act. ,
The McBee Will.
The will of the late Jamts P.
McBee has been filed for probate
at the clerk's office. The instru
ment was executed Julys, 1902,
and the -witnesses were Mary J.
Davis and E. R. Bryson.
The estate is of the probable
value of $33,006 and the heirs
are IvarMay McBee. the widow,
aged 27, and four children.
James McBee was 59 years of
age when he died, and he named
Iva May McBee as executor ot
the estate, to serve without
To each of the four children
$1,000 is bequeathed, after which
the will reads: "I give, be
queath, grant and devise all the
rest, residue and remainder of my
property, real, personal and mix
ed, of which I shall die possess
ed, to Iva May McBee, as long
as she remains my widow and un
married, with full pawer to sell,
convey, use, exchange and man
age the same; and upon her m ir
raige, then to ray four children,
share and share alike."
The children are, Elsie Mav,
James Shellie, William Dewt
and Edna Lolie McBee.
The forfirt tires in the Capcad
mountain we re etill raging Wed
nesday af tjrnoon, but the men re
turnius 1r t east end of th
Ctrvnliie & E stein railroad re-p--td
tb i tii tires were checked
"ii iicwh t. Tht fire on the Linn
n . ; i-y fi 'f f the river haB burned
iv-r a iar;e territory and destroyed
tine bo Kf timber and is now
tretchiEg out toward the summit
( the C.irarf robtrntainp, doing
-i or 11 cue -,V. -. - ;j
Bevi J. P. Co der of-Por
rwiU - each ruaxt Sunday mormni
A DISGRACEFUL CONDITION
At Crystal Lake Cemetery Who
Will Clean It Up?
People who visit Crystal L,ke
cemetery say that things are in
a bad condition over there, and
that only a few lots are kept iu
order. Weeds are waist high in
place?, and everywhere there is
such a growth of them that one
dare not go into the place with
good clothes on, for fear of ruin
ing them. Some lots are simply
covered with weeds arid brush,
and the whole place resembles a
deserted field or brush patch
more than the resting place of
Such a condition should be
overcome, and that at once. It
is certainly not exhibiting much
respect for ihe ones who sleep
there, to allow the cemetery to
go to ruin in such a manner?
Neither is it comforting to re
flect that ere many years we, too.
shall te placed there and forgot
ten, while the wild Scotch bloom
and rank ivy cover our humble
If people whose relatives are
buried at Crystal Lake- have no
time to keep their lots in order,
it would seem the part of wisdom
to hire a ?exton for the purpose.
to say nothing of its being a sa
cred duty to the dead.
For a number of years a few
generous, . big-hearted women
kept up an organization known
as the '.'Cemetery Association,"
but after carrying the work faith
fully for a long time, and meet
ing with neither financial assist
ance nor encouragment of any
sort from those whose relatives
are buried in this cemetery, the j
association was abandoned and
since that time Crystal Xake has
gone -wild, with none to see nor
care. . : .
.The condition should touch
the pride and awaken the inter
est of every citizen of this city,
and steps should be taken at once
to clean up the spot and keep the
graves of friends and relatives in
at least a respectable condition.
Who will make the start?
Mrs. Wheaton, who lives in Linn
county,, just across the river from
this city, is pretty well; convinced
that there is money in chickens.
She has SO Brown Leghorn henn
and ftom April 17m to August l.-t
she marketed 169 dozen egg. At
18 cents per dozen the eggs brought
Mrs. Wheaton $10.42, or a little
more than $1 for each hen . This
ip pretty good for a scant three and
a half months.
I , You to Buy a j
1 rt 'Frsmklm
I j illM J&mHtsir
1" f From the Stock j
H 1 'WsCWvrimm Now on Hand . H
I r,kffaf4ff 1 chance Order today.
FraeikSfsi Iron Works corvalus, or.
FOR A FINE
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Good
Go tO;Gjun Hodesr -
"IQgrry the Famous
Biehop N. Cattle of Philomath
will preach in the United Evangel
ical church next Sundaj, boih
UiOrniDg aud evening. Thepujlic
is cordially "invited to these ser
vices. Miss Georgia Hartless haa ar
rived hooue from" Sun,mit, near
which place ehe has bnteachirg
school since March. haa con
cluded that teachire in a p easant
vocation and thinks she will go to
Harney county thin fail to continuj
in that line of work. "
Yoss're Sure to Crow,
Over my set of Shirt Waists Sets liko ose
now on sale at this store. t
Shirt Waist Sets
for July are just as goo1 for Au?nst or Septem
ber, or any other month, if bought, here. If
you wont what's exquisite, at a modest price,
buy a set. We guarantee they're the greatest
value for the sum invested taat can be had
See them and buy a set.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallis
And Dandruff Eradlcator
e o -1
Trade Hiri registered. "
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon 9t
Fiist come, first served.
We only have a few at this
price. If you want a high
grade Baler, now ie your
chance. Order today.
Briktbl Fishing Rod