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Corvalus. Benton County, Oregc jx, Tuesday,. September 18. 1006.
FOR DECENCY'S SAKE.
People Should Keep Clean
It is an old, old saying that
'cleanliness is akin to Godli
ness," but there is need of a
more modern phrase which
should affirm that neglect of
one's personal appearance is the
next thing to a crime.
In this dav and age of pro
- gress, with its attractive styles
which can be duplicated in the
cheapest of materials: in a land
where soap, water and combs are
within reach of all and the bar-
. bers' charges are reasonable,
there is absolutely no -excuse to
be offered for the apparent mon
strosities in human 'form that are
constantly to be seen at any and
air times and in all places.
Were these same people denied
the privilege of the - bajh and
other means of personal neatness
, and adornment, what a wail of
complaint would they send up!
Yet day after day men and wo
men go about in slovenly attire,
the former with unkempt beard
and disheveled hair until in ap
pearance they resemble gorillas
or apes; the latter with strag
gling locks and sagging skirts,
, shoes down at the heels, neglect
ed finger nails and even with un
clean hands, until the beholder
loses sight of the fact that this
creature is a woman, "lovely
Such specimens of humanity
are the most disgusting creatures
that can be encountered. Man,
created in the image of the Mas
ter, should have pride enough to
be decently clean and ,to pre
serve as attractive. an appearance
as financial circumstances will
And what is true pf the man is
doubly true of the woman, who
should pride herself in the un
usual advantages that nature .has
bestowed upon her in the -way of
beauty and graces, and she
should strive ta maintain such an
appearance as would add to
rather than detract from this
beauty of face and figure. It is
a duty one owes the public to be
neat aud clean and civil, and the
man or woman who does not, for
decency sake, observe such rules
should keep off the streets and
away from their fellows until
they ate willing to effect a
change in their habits.
Will Go to Ashland.
At a meeting of the official
board ot the Congregational
church Thursday night the resig
nation of Rev. Edward Forrest
Green as pastor was accepted.
Rev. Green has accepted a call
to the pastorate of the First Con
gregational Church at Ashland,
and the household goods leave
here tomorrow for that place.
Along with this resignation
comes :that of Mrs. Green
as head ot the. vocal depart
ment at OAC, a position which
she has filled with gratifying suc
cess the past three years.
Since Rev. Green has been
pastor of the local church the
membership has been trebled,
while the church building has
been remodeled and greatly mod
ernized, a new heating plant be
ing among the improvements.
Steps have been taken by the
official board to fill the vacancy
caused by the removal of Rev.
Green, and it is possible that
Rev. Burgess, of Oakland, Cali
fornia, may be the new pastor.
During their three and a half
years' residence in this city, Kev.
and Mrs. Green have made hosts
of friends and their going is wide
f ly regretted. The good wishes
of the community follow them.
There is as yet no one in view
to take up the work laid down by
Mrs. Green at OAC
(Hops and Rain.
WMte tittsaia the latter .part
of. the .week, caused great uneasi
ness ia Corr&Ilis among hop men,
there is no damage as yet to the
crop unless the storm continues.
A few pickers have moved home
and will not return to the yards,
but they are not the majority.
Inregard to conditions at In
dependence, the Westside Enter
prise of Saturday says:
No very great damage has yet
been done the hop crop by the
rains of the past few days, yet
growers are on the anxious seat,
dreading the possibility of heavier
rains, or a clearing up with warm
weather to follow. Some few re
port vines down, but to no con
siderable extent. All the yards
are picking right along, though
the conditions are not favorable
for pickers and less progress is
made than if the weather had re
mained clear. -
There is no report of pickers
leaving in any numbers, except
Irom the Krebs yard south of
town, and those are Portland peo
ple, who become easily discour
aged when the conditions are not
entirely to their liking. - Most
growers . are trying to remain
cheerful under rather a gloomy
prospect, though you can see
they are apparently "whistling to
keep up their courage."
Honors For Him.
W. G. Emery, formerly a Cor-
vallis photographer, now of Van
couver, returned from attendance
at the convention ot the Pacific
Northwest Photographers' As
sociation at Spokane, Thursday.
Mr. Emery had the honor of
being elected president of the as
sociation for the . coming year,
was presented with a silver lov
ing cups . and had one of his pic
tures selected for the souvenir
award besides securing one of the
awards of merit. '
The photograph that was
chosen by. the judges was
the "summer girl" pose of Miss
Claire Holgate of Corvallis. It
was a -Sepia Carbon on a lemon
tinted :cover paper. Many ;at
the "convention - preferred the vio
lin study of Miss Marion Chap
pell, of this city, but the summer
girl caught the fancy of the jud
ges. In criticizing the picture one
of the judges said of the sum
mer girl: "This is .not a perfect
portrait by any means but it is a
picture, graceful and aitistic in
its composition and pase and
shows harmony in every detaij."
.The judges for the souvenir
award were? A. I. Jackson of
Tacoma; A. L. Hicks of Colum
bus, Ohio, and Robert S. Let of
Jamestown, New York.
Mr. Emery has long been re
cognized as an artist of pronounc
ed ability, and his success will
be no surprise to- vhis friends in
this city.' He has filled the posi
tion of secretary-treasurer of the
Photographers' Association the
W A Wells & wf to M F Mc
Lagan, Bl 30 Jobs Add. Corvallis
Chas Thompson & wf to J P
McConnel, lot 21, bl 8, Philo
T P McCcnnell & wf to J M
Gilstrap, lot 21, bl 8, Philomath;
A A Hawley to E J Philiips,
-r . 1 tTT - A II . .
21 acres, JNorin west niu-iuy,
A & M J Hathaway to A L &
O C Hathaway, lot 12, bl 3, Cor
vallis; $1,809. ' '
U S to Charles West, Patent;
160 acres in Sec 22, tp 14, S' R
Tor Infants and Children.
Ttia Kind Yen Have Always Bought
See Zierolf for Economy Jara.74tf
D?ors Closed While Examination
The examination 'of Esther
Mitchell and Mrs. Creffieid is
not yet completed. A ""dispatch
from Seattle Saturday says:
Examinations behind closed
doors were" the features of the
session of the commission ap
pointed to examine into the san.
ity'ot Maud . Creffieid and Esther
j' O. V. Hurt and his son Frank
were questioned in regard to
the practices indulged in by' the
Holy Rollers and the commis
sion learned many details ; that
the witnesses, heretofore had re
fused to divulge. .According to
the witnesses the exercises were
far more vile than would be
gathered even from the reports
that have gone out.
' It developed in the" testimony
of O. V. Hurt that there had
been insanity in his family. He
also stated that it was one of the
beliefs of the Holy Rollers that
Creffieid would be killed and that
his life must be reveaged by one
of the members ot the sect
John E. Miller, Deputy Prose
cuting Attorney of King county,
was placed on the stand. His
statements concerned conversa
tions he had had with the . pris
oners from the time of the killing
of Creffieid up to and after the
shooting of George Mitchell. He
declared his disbelief in the
immoral procedures alleged to
have been indulged ; in by , the
followers of Creffieid, but - said
that if such practices were ' car
ried on they were certainly un
usual and . irrational. -
Chief of Police Wappenstein,
of Seattle, verified the written
statements made by the two wo-,
men after their arrest.
Mrs. O. V. Hurt, of Corvallis,'
upon hearing the news of the in
sanity examination (jollapsed.
She will not be brought toSeat
Ue unless absolutely necessary.
Tonight the physical examina
tion of the two women was held,
but no statements were made by
the members of the Commission
as to their findings.
Maud Creffieid, who is t ;be
tried separately' fiom 1 --Esther
Mitchell, charged jointly vwith
the killing of George Mitchell,; is
to b? on trial October 22 before
JucUe Frater, providing the
medical commission now.making
the examination of the woman
does nut find her insane. Coun
ty Attorney Macintosh - is deter
mined upon prosecution even in
that event, but ithis'- question
would have to be fought out on
legal grounds. , ,
The sanity commission in
secret session this afternoon had
Sheriff L. C. Smith betore it.
The sheriff was only asked two
qaestions about the- women s
conduct. He declared that they
acted cooly on their trip up t
the court house from the city
jail and that summarizes the re
suit of the doctors' inquiry.
Monday the commission' ex
pects to conclude its labors, but
its final report may not be made
until some time later, as it is in
tended to go entirely through
the evidence that, has been pre
sented before making the decis
ion on the mental condition of.
the women. At the conclusion
of the session this evening, the
members of the Commission
made a visit to the prisoners in
their cells at the county jail.
This was for the purpose of ex
amining into the manner ia
which they cared for themselves
in their temporary home. They
found everything as clean as
could be expected.
The women welcomed them
and for a long time conversed on
different topics. An attempt
was made to draw them out.
7 Ail kinds of grass eeed fjr ,sa
kf Zierolf TimotI v. clorer sod
orchard grass seed. 74tfi
Bill to Jim.
Dear Jim : The crops is doiDg well,
The calf is big enough to sell; "
I've traded off the brindle cow,
' And we ain't got but one just nSw.
The ho jses all id fat and sleek,
Except that Bob is rather weak,
Bat that ain't nothing very queer ;
We've had him nigh on twenty year
I think I'll put the bottom field
In corn and oats ; it oughter yield
A. heavy crop ; . the land is rich ;
And just the thing for oats and sich
There's ain't no news to speak of, Jim ;
Miss Susie Jones is just as trim
As when you saw her in the Fall. '
The folks is well ; I guess that all
But stop! I 'most forgot 'bout dad,
I expect the. news will make you sad.
You know that dad was getting old ;
Just sixty years had o'er him rolled.
And so I most regret to say
" We chloroformed poor dad today
And that is all the news until -
I write again. Your brother Bill.
Was a Hero.
The death by suicide several
days ago of Prof. F. M. McElfresh
at the Wallace fruit orchard near
Salem, of which he was superin
tendent, has aroused no end of
surprise and regret among the
Mazamas, by whom he" was held
in high esteem, says the Salem'
Journal. Professor McElfresh it
was who performed a' spectacular
feat in saving the life of a young
woman who fainted in a buzzard
near the summit of Mount Hood,
in July, 190 1, while the Mazamas
were scaling the big peak. With
a fine display of courage he offer
ed himself as a human sled, and
with the unconscious young wo
man, Miss Bethel Rawson, of
DeMoss, Ore., lashed to him, he
was lowered by ropes down the.
steep sides of. the peak , by .other
brave Mazamas; It was the. only I
effective way of getting ; the 1m
Denied . voune woman .down , on
the peak and to safety. Profess
or McElfresh not;orily devised .the
means, but volunteered himself
for the arduous feat.
The Mazamas'" party was near
the ; top ot ; the - peak, when Miss
Ra wson fainted from exhaustion
and exposure to a. blizzard. All
other means of getting .her. off the
mountain, after efforts to restore
her had failed,; proved .unavailing
and Professor McEltresh's mgen
uity and fine coorage solved a!
difficult problem and made him a
popular hero.. He declined to
take any credit on himself, how-
ever, ana witn a moaesiy mat
was seconded only by his courage
dismissed his conduct as'not un
At the Fair.
Thursday was Poitland Day at
the State Fair arid the result was
very gratifying to the manage
ment, for in spite ot the bad,
weather, three heavily loaded
trains of people from that city ar
rived. The Poitland people at
tending the fair Thursday reach
ed a total ot 1.800, and Assist.
Supt. G. C. Morris of the South
ern Pacific, who personally look
ed aiter the excursion trains,
stated that had the weather, been
good the crowd would have num
bered 6, 000.
The county exhibits were
judged and -awards made. In
this department were seven ex
hibits and Linn county was given
fourth with Marion county first,
Lane county second, Jackson
third. In his connection it
might be stated that the county
receiving second place did uo
haveV' its exhibit in place ii 'Mi
Wednesday, spending the fira
thtee days of the fair setting -
its exhibit. Jickgon claimed t
distinction of having only tre-
truit?, grains and grasses, all
it productd in thatcjuuty durii
The racing program was pulle
off Thursday in mud aukle deep
but.the sport was thoroughly en
joyed "by the large crowd in at
tendance. . The' gand stand,
seating about i2,co people, ws
filled to .the roof wuh a shou ting,
cheering mass of humanity whetf
the races were called by Presiding
but half expresses it. We have some
things recently opened op you'll go in
testacies over, , For an out and out - su
perior line of - ,-
. ' Newest Style Jewelry
you can 'find it here. " We invito you to
call and see some ehoice things just re
ceived. ; Prices are: not high. Small
marp ins of profit content tin.
Albert J. IWetzger
FOR A FINE LINE
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
-Go, to GunllHodes'-
We Carry the Famous Bristol Fishing Rod
, In time-pieces is a necessity with the average person. A watch that
keeps perfect time is a boon to anyone and should be repaired: and over
hauled at least once every 18 months, and by skilled workmen only. If
your watch needs repairing or regulating take it to
E- W. S. PRATT. Jeweler and Optician
Estimates eiv Work Cheerfully Given and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
SEEING IS BELIEVING
" Then come' in and see my line of Sporting , Goods and be . con
vinced: that" if "is the best and most complete line ever brought
to your city, consisting of Guns and Ammunition,' Fishing "Tackle,
Base-ball Goods, Bicycles and Sundries, Pocket .Knives, Razors, ;
Sewing Machine Supplies, etc Gasoline and Dry Cells for sale.
Agent , for the Olds Gasoline Engines and Automobiles?!
Guns and Bicycles For Rent First-class Repair Shop.
' M. M. ' LONG,
ind. Piione 126; Residanca 324
CORVALLIS, - OREGrOIV.
THE GEM CIGAR STORE
All first-class cigirs and tobacco; whist and pool
rooicp. Every ens'omer treated like, a prince.
O. O. Nlmtand.
CORVALU&. STEAM LAUNDRY.
Patronize Home Industry
Outmldm Ordor Solicited.
All Work '.Guaranteed.
Tudse Woods. During the rac-
ing the interest was great ana
some fine sport was had though
the time made by the horses was
Who Won Them.
i At the meeting or the ..Facinc
1 Northwest Photographers' Asso
ciation held in Spokane rtCiUtly,
i t which W. G. Emerv was elec-
d president and received other
..onors, the tallowing were thej
awards made bv the association
as being the best, pictures exhibi
ted this 4 year ; "A Jjtuay in
WatercoJorV' by X. Elmore
Grove, Portland; The Bride,"
Milton Loryea, Spokane; "Old
Man Henscu Jackson, Tacoma;
And Dandruff Eradlcater
Trad lark regis ire ,'
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound Company
Four doois north ofpostoffice
Ind. Pbppe 130.
"The Summer Girl," W.. G.
Emerv, Corvallis; "Poitraitof a
Lady," Moon & Willis, Seattle;
''Grandfather and Little Girl,"
W. S. Wheeler, Pendleton;
'Lady's Bust,"' J. Savannah,
Vancouver, B. C.
A large bust photo ot. "Happy
McMair.es," taken by Mr. Emery
was so much admired by a New
York lady artist that she offered
Mr. Emery $10 for it, but the
latter gallantly proffered the pic
ture as a gift and it will adorn
"my lady's" studio in New York
City. So much for "Happy's"
flowing locks and Mr. Emery's
For Sale "House and lot. In-
quiie of Mrs. A. M. Wicks. 72tf