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Vol. XLJII. Corvallis. Bexton Coxjxty, Oregon, Tuesday. bEPTEunER .11. ' ; yai
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PROF. HORNER AT HOME.
Tells How Bryan Put in Time on
Prof, and Mrs. J. B. Horner
reached Corvallis on the 'ate train
Thursday night, Jrom an all
summer visit ".to Europe. In
Portland the travelers were inters
viewed by the Journal, and the
following is taken from that pa
per: ' '
Professor J. B. Horner, of the
Oregon Agricultural college pas
sed through Portland today, ac
companied bv Mrs. Horner, on
his way home from a summer
tour of the countries bordering
on the Mediterranean sea. He
wis well provided with cameras
and other necessary apparatus,
hence he returns with much val-
uaoie material ior ciass use m mc
department of history; of which
he is in charge. " . -He
said he found many Ameri
cans abroad. Nearly all the At
lantic colleges and universities
have representatives in Europe
and the orient every vacation
equipping themselves more
thoroughly in history," economics,
art, music and other branches of
study. But owing to the dis
tance and additional expense arid
time the practice has not become
as common in the west.
Professor Horner returned to
New York on the German' Eloyd
steamer on which Mr. Bry
an was also a ... passenger.
He witnessed the reception; ten
dered Mr. Bryan" upon his arrival
in New York'citv arid expresses
the belief. that neyer before , in the
history of America hasisuch a re
ception been tendered to any pri
vate citizeril " Speaking of Mr.
Drvan'e Vtahitc ri( said?
"The steamship Princess Irene
came well into port at Gibraltar
to take aboard, William Jennings
Bryan.. Several hundred passen
gers went "ashore to escort; .the;
noted "American citizen. ';; But;
while they were on the " docks a--waiting
him a small, .unpreten
tious craft came alongside thej
steamer and a figure, which in!
dress and size was not wholly
unlike the late President McKin-r
ley, looked 'up "and confronted a
banner which "read: 'Oregon
for Brvan and Chamberlain." H
smiled, and the passengers'apj
planded, for it was Bryan. With
his wife and daughter he repaired
to a suite of rooms on board, and
for the remaining nine days of
the journey no student could
. have housed, himself closer to his
work than did the great orator,
and we were convinced that the
p-enius of endeavor had not been
The correspondent called on
him once or twice and
round him literally buried in
work. Like Admirable Nelson.
Mr. Bryan is not a good seaman,
hence more than hah the time he
was kept on his couch. But all
the while he was dictating his
coming speech to Mrs. Bryan,
''his amanuensis, who, by the
wav. is a fine operatar on the
typewriting machine. Some say
to her praise that she is his
severest critic. Be that as
mav. appearances in that room
indicated that she is the faithful,
painstaking, quiet office member
of the firm t Uryan Bryan
who revises many an opinion be
fore it reaches the public ear,
Should Mr. Bryan some day be
elected president of the United
States, the honor of the first lady
of the land will be as justly earn
ed as. the presidency." .
Trouble in Camp.
a. When Arthur Belknap, Bobbie
Burns. Claude Swann and Harrv
Belknap departed from Corvallis
. -t-ttiT ; fn' 'snpnri a weelc
Tidewater, Jt was prophesied
that .th&iesVlwould be . V.going
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1 some' before 'their teturn;; and
' vvcom aXbrief v report sent in jthe
"The boys are having grea
sport, with penty of fish and
game, but in some manner that
is not made plain, their first dav I
in camp was disastrous, for they
succeeded in burning up about
half their clothes, The second
day they spent away from camp
and on their return, found that
pigs had visited the premises and
had made a clean sweep of the
supply of provisions, , leaving ab
solutely nothing for the pro
prietors of the establishment. It
took the boys until 10 p.. -nu to
hunt up a farm house and secure
enough rations to keep soul and
body together until morning.
On the way over to ,the Tide
water country, in going down
Digger mountain, the tongue
broke and the wagon and boys
were tipped over in the road, but
all escaped uninjured. The last
heard from the crowd, they had
been helping a ran :her at "Mis
souri Bend" haul hay.
, A telephone message from one J
of the party a few days ago stated
that "Bobbie'.' was siting on the
"piano stool" in camp while the
message was being sent in; also
that some of them had been ar
rested for horse stealing and were
having numerous other troubles,
all ot which receives due cre
dence in Corvallis," where the
boys are known as princes of
They are expected to return
today, when particulars of their
trip will rid doubt be greatly en-
oyed by their mends.
Of Jobs Addition Fire Company
Lincoln Chambers first captain;
Henrv Cumrhings, , second car-
tain; George W. Denman, presi
dent; T. T. Vincent, vice presi
dent; R5 Li. Taylor, secretary;
George W. Fuller, treasurer, .r.
These are the newly elected orh-
cers of the Jobs addition fire com
pany, organization of which was:
prefected at "a meeting Friday :
night. There was a good at
tendance, and rhuch interest was
manifested. , Twentv-five resi ;
dents of that part ; of town have
signed-up as members of the in-
depeadirit fire ' company tha,t is;
to be maintained, and others have
said they wished ,td join later. ;
The meeting . Friday night re
sulted in the adoption of a con
stitution and by-laws which will
be presented at the next meeting
of the down town department, a
committee having been appoint
ed to meet with the regular fire
company and have an agreeable
understanding, that no tnction
may arise between the old com
pany and the auxiliary.
It is the purpose of the Jobs
addition organization to fight
their own fires : in the western
section of town, and ' in case the
chief of . the down town depart
ment does not come to the con
flagration, then the first captain
ot the new company shall act as
chief. In case of a down town
fire the Jobs addition members
are not to respond - unless the fire
is of considerable magnitude,
when thev would assist. The
whole organization, however,
according to present plans, will
be under the one chiet, and it is
the aim of all interested to man
age the affair so that justice and
the genesal welfare of all may b
conserved and the greatest good
to the greatest number result.
I will sell at my ranch, tr o miles north'
west of Bellefountian, all stock and my
entire farming outfit and household ef
fects. Sale, Sept. 29, 10 a. m., sharp.
75tf W. N. Ekes
Somewhere near Corvallis to as-,
ei8t 09 in fihowing and selling proo--
rty.'ifdf- expdrience neeeasary, f .
willing to -let.ua teach, you. .the real
estate business. Salary t&) a month
to honest man wilting .to leypte ja
vpart oi hit tisaato ttua basineaa.
A4rm Bl M' !-.!
DIVERSIFIED FARM IN 3.
Figures Thit Tell the Tale Why
Not Try It?
Another harvest has come and
gone in the Willamette valley,
and in Benton county and else
where there is disappointment
for the farmer for his grain yields
have fallen below his expecta
tions which, by the 'way, were
not such as would have made
him rich had they been realized.
After a hard year's work the
average farmer may possibly have
enough money from; his .crops
this fall to square up his year's
expense accounts, but it is byrno
means certain. And when -the
bills are all paid,-it is the same
old grind all to do over again, in J
order that next fall's bills may te
paid up at the proper time.
Each year the wheat yield de-
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creases, ana : nicewise me oais.
Benton couaty there were
fields this harvest that gave back
only 124 bushels . of 'wheat
scarcely en6ugh to pay for the
seed, to say nothing of the work.
A yield ot thirty bushels per
acre this season would be called
excellent. An estimate of the
Willamette Valley yield is an
average of 16 bushels of wheat
per acre. ,
An unusuallv successful farm
er ot Polk county said in Corval-.
is last week, "There is no
money in farming, anymore, and
shall have to give it up or go
in the hole." this, man is
known as clear-headed, a ' good
manager and iar ahead of the
average as a - tarmer. Ana nis
statement is the statement of
dozens of others in Benton v and
One ot the best posted men on
iversified farming and its results
is , K. C. Eldridge, who owns
and operates creameries at Inde
pendence, J etterson, Uavton, Eu
gene and Junction CitXt and who
is one of the largest dealers in
cream in the Willamette Valley,
Along with the question of what
the rancher shall do in the fn-'
ture to "pull even" from a finan
cial standpoint, the following
statements and figures of Mr
Eldridge are timely aud cqnviilc
ing. He says: J ;
"A large part of the. prosperity
of the Willamette Valley has
come ttoro the milch cow.
Dairying beats wheat raising out
of sight, . And three or
years of dairying on wheat land
will double; the wheat-growing
capacity of the soil. A number
of farmers ia Polk are . raisic
more than thirty bushels of wheat
to the acre on such land, which
several years ago would not pro
duce more than 12 "or 15 bushels
'A farmer with, say 50 cows,
although that's a prettv large
herd, and with hogs and chick
ens as accessories, can ..mase
more monev than do many of the
country banks that is, if he uses
brains as well as hands. It's
bonanza for him. farmers are
fast coming into realization o
this; in fact, many of them real
ize it already. Dairy products
always can find a market with
out hunting for it, at high prices.
But dairying requires constant
and close attention every day in
the year, and for this treason some
farmers are unwilling to take up
"Dairying has - enabled - many
a farmer to clear himself of debt
and store up a bank account.
One man of my acquaintance,
who, , six years ago, owned 30
acres of ; land and .was in debt,
by going into the dairying busi
ness paid his debt, bougnt 70
acres more for S8qo and has
paid $2500 of this price already
The ether day he sold 14 six
months-old- hogs for $217.
Another farmer with 14 acres
last January , sold $133 worth ol
eggs, arid;' $57 worth ' of buttei
fat, vHe7naSft 'bog chickens and
Dau av eosceni cows, j Auet
who. four years ago, had to bor-
ro rouy to trf a cow, now
has money to lend, and I know
ot his-having loaned $500. .
"A farmer who has stuck to
wheat raising and .has been go
ing behind, recently declared to
me disdainfully - that he would
not go into the business of milch
ing cows. I responded -that be
would have to or the Sheriff
would pay- him a visits His re
ply was that the Sheriff was al
most upon him ( already.
In Polk county, six years
ago,' there was not 'one farmer
owning eight cows. Today there
are few dairymen owning fewer
than eight cows. Ot the 375
farmers selling milk to our, In
dependence creameries, at-least
300 have eight- cows or more,
and many have from 10 to 25
In Polk county.- Mr. Eldridge
said, most of the cows are Jer
seys and 'v some ' are Holsteins,
these two types being famous
milkers.1 The. dual-purpose cow
he said waS scarce. The chief
forage plants are clover and
vetch, which, grow in great
abundance, while kale and alfal
fa are growing in favor. . -
What was Done at Last Session
. Orders Made.
At trie last regular term of the
Benton county; court there was
transacted considerable business
of general i interest and orders
made in several cases. .
One order tinade authorizes the
payment of a bounty of $2.5o on
bear scalps, on all animals killed
within Benton county:
H. H. ;Glassford was appoint
ed janitor of the court house.; 7f
Wi H. Hammersley was elect
ed ; rbad; 'ylrQAla t?
hlV the vacancy . caused by the;
death of Jasper : Hayden .-. ; )
An order was passed directing;
the coutjty clerk ; to ; draw war-;
rants in rebate' of . special road
tax.in district Nli;.: - -j
! Attorneys -RlcPadden ; v and
Weatherfotd, and ?Mr. Walsh ap j
peared befofe the court' petition-!
ing 'for a redtld.tioti of the tax as-j
sessrnent against f ine ? C. Sc E
This business- had ' been turned
over to the court - by the board ojF
equalization- '.The matter was
taken undet' advisement by.- the
court to be considered 7 at an ad
journed term to be held October
Cracked Toledo Safe.
Toledo, the county seat of Lin
coln, had" "an experience with
bold, bad burglars last ' Wednes
day night, although no particu
lars ot the affair reached Corvallis
until a phone message came Fr
The Toledo banjk stands next
door tq the store of J. .F. Stewart
and it is surmised that the burg
lars intended to crack the safe in
the bant but made a mistake and
entered the wrong building, after
which thev were either too timid
.. . ...
or lacked time in which to idrce
the hank safe.
Entrance to the Stewart store
was made through the rear of the
building, and the leek on the safe
was drilled, the door then being
pried open.. All the money in
the safe was taken, amounting, it
is stated to $42. The cash regis
ter was also .- looted of smaller
amounts, and two or three boxes
of pocket knives were taken.
Theie is no clue as to the par
ties who did the deed, but ccm
ing as it does so soon after th-
burglaries at Monmouth it.wOUK
seem probable that some Otitj
familiar with curh .work mioh:
be niakinsr a vacation tour of the
Valley, with'safe-blo wing thrown
in. & a profitable side issue ; on
Corvaliisites may do . well to
take war hi n - ami profit by the
saa cjt per rente uluco - wuv
have Hlieady been victirnized.! ; :
Good fmd-vExtra Good Boys'
School Suits at Nolan's. 75-60
You're Sure to Crow
Over my set 01 Shiit Waists Sets' like those
now on sle at this store.
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v Shirt Waist Sets
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for July are just as goo for August cr Septem
tje,' or- acy other month., if bouKht. here. If
you wnt -what's exquisite, at a modest price,
buy a set. We guarantee theye th greatest
value for the-sum invested tat can be bad
See them and buy a set. . i,.;. - ..
Occidental Building - - '
FOR; A FINE
Guns, Fishing Tackle. Baseball " Goods
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, ' Go to Gun Hodes'
We Carry the Famous
STATE NORMAL SCHOOL AT MONMOUTH-
THE GEM CIGAR STORE
. : " All first-class cigws and tobacco; whist arid pool
rooms. Every customer treated like a prince. ,
iiftl Iflfl kllT ' Four doois north of postofSce
JACEV lillUlb Ind. Phone 130. .
Report of the Condition of '
The First National Bank
H hOF CORVALLIS I
at Corvallis, in the State of Oregon, at
the close of business, September 4, 1906.
Loons and Discounts . S184.0S3 92
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured : . 2t220 74
U. 8 uonas to secure circulation , ou,uuo uu
Bonds, securities, etc i 70,564 15
Banking-house, furniture and fixtures 22,987 06
Otner real estate ownea -
Due from National Banks-not reserve
agents - 72,395 71
Due from State Banks and Bankers 26,789 75
Due from approved reserve agents 91,049 44
Checks and other cash items 4,936 98
Notes of other National Banks 1,170 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels,
and cents - 118 23
Lawful Money Rbskevk in
Specie $45,353 10
Legal-tender notes 1,240 00 46,593 10
Redemption fund with U. S. Treasurer
5 per cent, of Circulation 2,500 00
Capital stock paid in
Undivided profits, less expenses ana
taxes paid .
National Bank notes outstanding 50,000 00
Due to other National Banks -12,329 49
One to State Banks and Bankers 496 92
Individual deposits subject to check 366 392 65
Demand certificates of deposit 73,956 43
Certified checks 32 00
Liabilities other than
Liabilities other than those above
stated contingent- -.
Reserved ior taxes.
State of Oregon, Countyof Benton ssi
I, Geo. E. Lilly, Cashier of the
. aoove-namcu uaua., suicmm; tn
that the above statement istrue to the
best of - my knowledge and belief.
Geo. E. Ih,i.y, Cashier.
V Subscribed and sworn to before me this
Uh day of September, iojf).
ii. JS. WILSON, notary tiduc.
j.' W. Foster,
E. F. Wn.ES,
WAX.TBR. T. Wrx,BS,
And Dandruff Ersdieatcr
Trade Kark rsgisterad. .
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Company 3
, Corvallis, Orejon 9t
Bristol Fishing" Rod
BEGINS its ; 25th year September 26,. 1 9O6. Threo 1 al 1
eourees of Ptudy, Higher course recognized in Washington;-.
and, other . Btatea. The best and shortest way to a
state and life paper. , t
' Additional wprk in both general and Bpecial methods ;
also eehool mftFiagement for graded and ungraded Bchools
will be given this coming year,
. : ' Longer terms, higher .$ges and pet
ter opportunities are open to Normal
CrraduBttis'.' School directors appreciate
the superior ability of Monmouth grad7
-nates, and) the demand far exceeds the
L supply. '' Catalogue containin g. . full i n
formatiou. . will be , sent on application.
Correspondence invited. Address,
J.B.V. Sutler, kegist rar
Why Not Use Electric Lights?
Stop scratching matches on jour wall.
Tnose streaky match scratches lock
mighty bad on any wall. But as long as
you continue to use gas or oil you've got
to use matches.
The "matchlees light" is the electric
light, a simple twist of the wrist iofs it.
. We are improving and perfecting our
lighting service in this city and can give
better service for less money than ever
in the history of the city.
The cost of wiring has been reduced
until it is within reach of all.
If you would like to know more about
it, call on us in our new office opposite
the O. J. Blackledge furniture store or
phone us, Ind. Phone 499.
Willamette Valley Co.
G. A. Clark, Mgr.
CASTOR I A
Tor Infants and Children.
The Kind Yea Have Always Bought
An Ounce ot Prevention. v
Is worth a pound; of cure. There are
many poor euHerers. Consumptives
who are hopeful of getting well, who, if
they had taken care of themselves,
wonld now be well. A Congh is the
foundation of Consumption. Ballard's
Horehound Syrup will cure that cough.
Mrs. S Great Falls, Montana, writes: .
"I have used Ballard's Horehound Syrup
in; my family for years .-my children
never suffer .with coughs." Sold by Gra
ham & Wortham.
Poley's Kidney Cure
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