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CtoRVALus. Benton County, Oregon, day, August 31. 1906.
A LONG JOURNEY.
No Deer Nor Bear-But
Plenty of Trout. .
Not a sign of deer nor bear did
ing hunting party see on their
200-mile trip to Southern Oregon,
and return, but they ate fish un
til the mere mention ot trout now
almost sours their appetites.
They fished in the Deschutes, in
Clear Lake. Crescent Lake and
in the Willamette near Cascadia,
and everywhere caught all and
more than they could devour. At
many of the lakes people were
catching trout by the barrel, to
salt down for winter use.
E. B. Horning, who traversed
the same territory sixteen years
ago, states that he would not
have recognized the Southern
Oregon country, so great has been
the improvement. There are
now fiae farms everywhere, with
fields of waving grain, and a gen
eral air of progressiveness and
There is much wild land in
that country, and out on Crane
Prairie, one lone rancher is using
20,000 acres as pasture land.
Last winter he kept 200 head of
stock on the range, and 500 head
of cows could be kept on the hay
produced on one field this year.
He pays 12 A- cents per head lor
each cow that he pastures, and
about the same ..amount per acre
for use of the other land. In one
corner of this immense tract this
farmer was putting up 400 tons
of wild hay. When the country
is eventually thrown open for
settlement these people who are
living on or near the land will
ot course be in on the ground
floor to secure fine farms. The
nearest railroad now to this tract
is Shaniko, probably xoo miles
In the vicinity of Odell Lake
the Corvallis party slopped at the
home of Charles Graves, whose
daughter, now Mrs. Maud Graves
Ringo, is a former popular OAC
student, graduating in this year's
class. She is at. present at her
father's home, and treated the
Corvallis men to a pitcher ot thick
cream, which they describe as
"simply immense." They were
also given a paii of milk, which
they huug to the roof of their
covered wagon, and next morninsr
there was ice frozen on top of the
pail. So cold was the weather
there that ice froze in the Graves
kitchen that night, and one of
the Corvallis men declared his in
tention return home next day,
as he too bad nearly frozen dur
ing the night.
Joseph Ringo is out with one of
the surveying parties that is at
work on the S.P. extension which
begins at Natron. The S. P. has
three surveying parties in the
field, one in Harney and two in
Klamath counties, and everything
is on the move.
At Rossland the travelers ran
across Joseph Bogue, a brother of
William Bogue, of this city.
The former is a prosperous mer
chant of that place.
The return trip to Corvallis
occupied nine days, the party ar
riving here Monday afternoon.
The report that W. O. Trine was
ill on the "journey was an error,
as all were well and had a splen
Walked From Mary's Peak.
Three of the girls who went
on the trip to Mary's Peak the
last of the week walked almost
the entire distance back to Cor
vallis. They were Misses Mary
and Alice Jones and Florence
Adams, and it was not their in
tention to make the trip on foot,
but they started down the moun
tain ahead of the pack team, and
kept on, thinking the team would
soon overtake them. . After they
had started it was decided to hold
back the team until the cool of
the evening, which was done.
The three girls finally reached
Philomath, where they rested
'. " f .
three hours waiting for their con-!
veyance, but the latter did not!
arrive and the pedestrians started
for Corvallis. Three miles out
from Philomath they were met
by Ross Adams with a rig and
brought on into town.
The trip covered a distance of
16 miles, but the young ladies
said thev were less fatigued than
they, would have been had they
ridden in the wagon.
They had a fine time on the
trip, although the'smoke was too
dense to permit a good view be
ing obtained from the summit of
On the trip up, one party failed
to make the right turn after night
fell, and got lost in the dark,
spending the night near the in
take, without blankets or food.
This, however, was as nothing
compared to the doings of another
party on the way home, for in
broad day light these "leaders"
became bewildered and after
traveling up a mountain that
seemed to be set on edge, it was
so steep,' and tearing their way
through fern ten feet high, they
found themselves about four miles
from nowhere in particular, and
entirely out of sight of the right
This part of the story has not
been "aired" bv those concerned,
but the "parties of the first part"
have requested the publica
tion and here is given the correct
version. . ; .
Besides those who who were
mentioned in the last issue of the
Gazette, the party contained $he
following: Misses Mary . and
Alice Jones, Ethel Linnville and
Maud. McBee, and Messrs. Merril
Hammel and Cyrus Harlan. :
IT IS COMPLETED.
The "Benton Connty Assessment
- - Roll The Figures.
There are certain men who
usually have predictions to offer
as to what the assessment will be
in the various counties, and this
year, as usual, such statements
have been made. As usual, too,
these men, who constitute thetrr-r
selves an authority, have hit it
in some cases and missed, it in
others, and Benton county is one
of the "misses."
The valuation in Benton is
higher this year than ever be
fore, bnt in spite of this fact the
estimate of these prophets is
away in advance t even the
higher valuation mentioned. The
fact was evidently overlooked by
these guessers that Benton is the
next smallest county in the
state, the smallest being Mult
The complete list of figures
on the assessment role is as fol
lows, as handed us by Assessor
T. H. Davis:
- Number of acres of tillable land, 63,
506; value. $1,460,880.
Number of acres of non-tillable land.
306,086, value. $1,165,760.
Value of improvements on land, $332,
Value of town lots, $241,630.
Value of improvements on town lots,
Number of miles R. R. bed, telephone
and telegraph lines, 39 j; value, $245,"
Value of rolling; stock, $13,125; mer
Value of farm implements ' $52,183;
Notes and accounts, $90,850.
Number of shares of stock, 700 ; value,
Value household furniture, $73,990.
Number of hort.es and mules, 2,431 :
Number of cattle, 7,573 value, $84,
930. Number of sheep and goats, 25,250 ;
Number of swine, 2,193; value. $4,915.
Total value of a'l propsrtv, $4,515,420.
Twenty head of horses and mules aged
from 2 to 4 years. Four miles south
west of Albany on the Oakville road.
Route 3, Albany, Or. '
72-4 B. L. Taylok.
But your harvesting outfits vat
Nolan's. Complete stock at,. Bot
tom prices. " ' 62-72
If J NEW FIELD.
And Flattering Prospects Aneaa
For W. Q. Emery.;
W. G. Emery, the widely-
known and popular photographer
who for a number of years ha?
"made faces," handsome -and
otherwise, for the Corvallis public
leaves this morning for Salem,
from where he goes to Portland
and Vancouver and thence to
Spokane to attend the convention
ot the Pacific Northwest Photog
raphers' Assnciation which will
be held in that city September
5th to 8th inclusive, and of
which association he holds the
office of secretary-treasurer.
Last year Mr. Emery made a
speech before the convention that
has been widely copied and re
printed in photographic maga
zines in this country, as well as
iin several abroad. Commenting
on the speech, one1, magazine
"If there is any doubt in your
mind as to the ability of the
country photographer to impart
instruction in a humorous and
pleasing manner get the Monthly
Review published by the Photo
grapaers' Association of Califor-;
nia and read the paper by Mr.
W. G. Emery , of Corvallis, Ore.
There is nothing small about him
and his keen remarks about what
conventions have done for him
and will do for others could not
be improved upon."
Mr. Emery will address th e
convention again this year, giv
ing practical illustrations of the
points in his work that are touch
ed upon in his remarks. :
Mr. Emery has been attending
the annual, convention of the
Photographeis for the past three
yearsv :. At the, first eon ventibti at
Salem, Ore.,' a child study of
little Lois Gould exhibited by him
was awarded the honor of being
selected as one of 25 Photos t
form the official exhibit of the
Association. Two years ago at
Tacotna a Sepia Carbon study of
Mr. Abbot was selected as one ot
10 studies to be sent to the Art
exhibit at the St. Louis World's
Fair. Again last year at a joint
convention of. the California
Association and the Association
of the Pacific Northwest; Mr.
Emery's work attracted much at
tention. A school . eirl study of
Helen Lwi was'one of 12 pho
tos to receive the prized honor of
beiriir selected for the Souvenir
report of the convention. Com
menting on Mr. Etnery's display,
Fayette J Chite, the well known
art-critic ot San Francisco, and
editor of "Camera Cratt," had
this to say in the Monthly Review
for Nov., iqos: '
"Mr. Etnery claims to be only
a .country photoarapner, out
his work shows a wonderful ver
satility and a thorough mastery
of the details of the profession.
Every specimen in his exhibit
was a gem, "
His work this year, for the
Spokane Convention consists ot
the following selections:
Madonna study of Miss Pansy
Peters, Gray Carbon; Character
study o "Happy" McMaines,
Brown Carbon; The Summer
Girl, Claire Holgate, Sea Green
Carbon; An Oregon Pioneer of
Joseph Yates, Brown Carbon; a
Violin study of Miss Marion
Chappell, Sepia Carbon; Child
Study of little child of T.L.Reed
of Wren, Sepia Carbon. The
others are all of Corvallis.
While a resident of this city
Mr. Emery was elected to a three
year term in the city council ;
was prominent as captain of the
local Gun Club; filled the various
chairs in the K of P lodge, ann
all in all, is considered a hale,
"good fellow.' '
He will locate in Vancouver,
where an elegant studio is being
fitted up in a - new brick. 80 by
loo, now nearing completion.
' Only the . best- wishes follow
"Billy" to his new field of labor.
Too Much Johnson.
Bob Johnson is contemplating
a change of name. ?He may de
cide on Smith, Brown or Jones
in order to get something out of
the ordinary, as he declares that
Johnson is too common.
His trouble arose over a letter
that came this week. It was
from some prospective prune
pickers. Now let it be borne in
mind that there are other Corval
is jonnsons wno own prune
? - T 1
orchards besides Robert, who is
manager ot tne biggest prune
orchard in the world the Ben
ton orchard near Granger.
The letter read something like
this: "Mr. Robert Johnson,
Dear Sir: We want to pick
prunes for Mr. Johnson, but we
mean for B. W. Johnson or A.
J. Johnson, for the big orchard is
too far from where we live. Mr.
Johnson will you please hire us,
and tell Mr. Johnson that we
want to pick in his orchard if it
is nearer town than the Robert
Johnson orchard? Please have
Mr. Johnson write us which one
he is, A. J. or B. W., and Mr.
ohnson, please notify us how
much you pay a box for pick
Robert hasn't slept any since
the letter came, trying to figure
out which one of the boys he is
and in what position he stands to
the other flock of Johnsons re
ferred to in the letter.
BECAUSE OF THE "D0RG."
A Corvallis Sportsman Missed
Rare Chance to Shoots - v
The trouble all came about
through the idiotic antics of the
t&miaonest-sort -rf llvridogf
one witHbut pedigree," antece
dent nor personal record , to re
commend him, and his behavior
on this occasion has branded
him as the most ordinary of curs.
' It is against, the law to .chase
deer with dogs, and being aware
of the fact, the Corvallis hunter
referred to procured a strap and a
snap, and attached the dog to his
belt. Then the bunt began.
The hunter was Dr. Cathey,
who spent last week at Cascadia,
where he started out, arm
ed with his trusty Savage, while
Collie Cathey, with eye alert,
and ready Winchester, also took
part in the sport. Suddenly, as
the Corvallis men prowled in the
mountain wilderness, a fine deer
sprang out of the brish and dart
Up came the doctor's IS wage,
and just at that moment the yel
low dog saw the game. As the
doctor brought his rifle to posi
tion, the worthies" cur exper
ienced a fit of the wildest enthu-
- w 1 1
stasm. Me lungea ana Dancea,
he pawed the air and howled, he
yanked this way and that, he ran
around and around, twisted ano
turned, and at every jerk he al
most upset the Corvallis pill man
who tugged frantically at the
strap and tried to quiet the yelp
All the while Collie Cathey
was pumping lead at the fleeing
deer, the shots deafening the al
most distracted hunter whose
troubles were already more than
he could bear.
Just as the deer had about
reached the summit of the monr
tain, and the doctor and the doy
had stood still long enough t.
catch their breath, a second dt t
leaped into the open and a se
ond ki-yi and a terrific lunge
rhe excited puo broke the snap.
and the doctor was a free man!
Two shots rang out one fron 1 1
he Winchester, another fron
he Swage, and the deer fell."
Waether the ytllow canine
was disptch24 l.H'er by the ag
gravated ow.ier . was not learned,
lut as D ctor Cahy is a gentle
nan f equable temper, it is pre
umed the V'orneryV cur is still
live1; rIt.i:5af-to predict, ho w--yerrthat
no doe will ever again
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now on sale at this store.
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buy a set. We guarantee they're the greatest
value for the sum invested ti.at can be had
See them and bey a set.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building, - - - Corvallis
$100 Bs AES It Will Cost I
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FOR A FINE
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Go to Gun H odes' '
We Carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rod
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT MONMOUTH
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You to Buy a
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BEGINS its 25th year September 26, 1906. Three full
courses of study. Higher course recognizee! in Wash
ington and other states. Thd best and shortest way to a
state and life paper.
Additiona' wok in both general an(j epecjj methods;
also school management for graded and ungraded schools
will be given this coming year.
Longer terms, higher wages and bet
ter opportunities nie open to Normal
Graduates. School directors appreciate
the superior ability of Monmouth grad
uates, and the demand far exceeds the
supplv. Catalogue containing full in
formatiou will be sent on application.
Correspondence invited. Address,
J. B.V.BUTLER, Registrar
Four doois north of postoffice
Ind. Phone 130.. ,