Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, September 28, 1906, Image 1

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Corvallis ,
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Corvalxjs. Benton Counts, Oreo Friday, Sesptember 2h. 1006.
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Of California. Says a Corvallis
Man What He Saw.
'Where I visited in my old
home neighborhood in San Joa-
that the country had retrograded
instead of advancing, since my
last visit there it vears ago. Of
course the cities are larger, but
in the rural districts things have
gone backward instead of for
ward." Such is the statement of John
Senger of this city,- who returned
a lew davs ago from an extended
trip through California. He says
that in San Joaquin county where
formerly there were fine, thrifty
orchards of luscious fruits there
is now ruin and no fruit, because
the San Jose scale has,tnade a
clean sweep of the whole thing.
People do not seem to understand
how to protect themselves from
the pest, Mr. Senger says, and
the orchards have literally been
laid waste.
Fruit is higher there than in
Oregon, which was a great dis
appointment as well as a surprise
to the Oregon visitors. A branch
from a lemon tree, brought home
by the Corvallisites, has on it
blossoms, small green lemons,
large green lemons and the fuliy
ripened fruit.
Another thing that was observ
ed was the poorer class of horses
used in Calitornia, cempared to
Oregon, but the former state is
way in the lead on roads. Oil is
used for sprinkling the public
highways once a year, in San
Joaquin county, and the results
are entirely satisfactory, the me
thod proving the most successful
ever tried. In Alameda county
the roads are sprinkled all through
tVif rnnntrv as well as in the
cities. One piece of road that
Mr. Senger had often traveled in
years gone by, and which was
loose and sandy has not been oiK
ed for two years yet it is a smooth,
solid, road bed today, showing the
lasting results of spritiklidg with
Speaking of conditions in ruin
ed San Francisco, Mr. Senger
declares that most that is sent
out in reports to the newspapers
as to the building going on there,
is "hot air." Very little perma
nent building is being done, com
paratively speaking, although
there are many common buildings
ing up. Some of structures that
.were begun .before the fire are
now being rushed to completion,
amonp which is the Fair mount
Hotel near Nob Hill, A large
part of the business houses now
occupy what were formerly resi
dences. Many streets are still
almost impassable for foot pas
sengers, and there is ruin on j
every hand.
A gentleman who has lived in
San Francisco tor years and who
was there during the disaster says
that he would wager all he has
that the number of lives lost dur
ing the honor would reach 25,-1
ooo, if there was any way of pro
ving it. Great piles of debris
still remain everywhere and it is
certain that dozens of human
bodies were buried there when
the fire came, for those who es
carped from the same neighbor
hoods relate how scores of people
were left shrieking and scream
ing in those very buildings when
the survivors ran in terror from
the place. The question is, then,
"How many perished?"
A sister of Mr. Senger resides
14 miles from Oakland, and she
declares that for weeks the stench
that came from the city of San
Francisco was almost unbearable
even at that distance, and it was,
she savs. the stench of human
flesh, burned and decomposed.
There are others who tell the
same story.
Prices have gone skyward in
'Frisco. ' Mr. Senger says, and
Door Deonle .can barely exist.
Rents and living are entirely out
of keening with the wages paid
to common laborers, who get on
lv $2 per day. Dressed lumber
is over $40 per thousand and the
rough brings twenty odd per
thousand, so that the middle class
cannot afford to build homes now.
During the visit of the Corval
lis people, the street car strike in
'Frisco was settled by arbitration,
and the carpenters who had also
been on a strike were given $5
per day wages.
Mr. Senger states that Oregon
looks good to him aed that he
saw no place quite so attractive.
In Memory.
The following has just been
handed the Gazette for publica
tion: Andrew Palmer died at Ajax,
Oregon, September 6th 1906,
aged 79 years, 8 months, 16 days.
Deceased was born at Montreal,
Canada, Dec. 22, 1826. He came
to the states when but 14 years
of age, and worked on steamboats
on the Mississippi river. In 18
49 he, in company with. Robert
Buchanan and others, crossed the
plains to California. In 1852 he
came to Oregon and settlea in
Benton county.
In 1858 he was married to
Miss Ellen Grimsley, of Benton
county and in 1884 they left Ben
ton and went to Gilliam to reside.
He took up land there and made
it his home until' he died. He
was the father or six children all
of whom survive him. Mrs. A.
V. Thrasher, Corvallis, Oregon;
Mrs. Georgia Cameron, Center
ville, Washington; Edward G.
and Sylvan ot Ajax, Oregon;
Frank A. of Portland, and Clar
ence ot Independence, Uregon.
He had 18 grandchildren living
at the time of his death. He was
a kind husband and father, and a
good neighbor. His life was full
of good deeds, quietly done. -
Georgia Minstrels.
To those who enjoy mirth,
music arid song, the coming of
Richards & Pringle's Famous
Georgia Minstrels will be hailed
with delight. This sterling or
ganization has weathered the
theatrical seas for twenty-eight
years, never changing manage
ment, and not once departing
from their established rule of pre
senting only what is great, good
and wholesome in the jninstrtl
world. Other minstrel com-1
panies have come and gone, but
Richards and Pringle's go on for
ever. The secret of their success
has been the fact that the man
agement has always firmly be
lieved that the piyiug public
craved a genuine colored min
strel performance when presented
on the lines that made minstrelsy
so popular years ago; their be
lief has been proven to be the
correct one. Sweet southern
melodies, beautiful and entranc
ing music bv skilled musicians,
dancing as only the negro can
dance, and witticisms told as
only the darky can tell them.
Clarence Powell, the come
dian, who has made the whole
world laugh, is still at the head
of the list of artists, and wili
bring with him. this season a big
budget of good things that he has
collected during: the past sum
mer. The company travels in
their own Puilman Palace Cirs
and number over 40 people.
The noon-day parade and the
free evening concert are a fea-
this season, and will be
as usual. The dite of
their appearance is Saturday,
September 29, at the opera
See Zierulf for Economy Jait-.74t
Big Investment. Eight hundred
and nineteen acres level land, good
soil, on county road, 3 miles from
Biownaville. , Price, only $11,500.
Brownsville Real Estate Co., Write
for our list of property. . R . W.
Tripp, Mgr.V ... .78-81
Fruit Jars Yes, we
Thatcher & Johnson.
have 'them,
y must not Deport.
Women to Oregon Order to Re.
strain Judge Frater. , .
No case for many rronths or
even -years, has created such wide
spread discussion among all class
es of DeouJe as has the Mitchell-
Creffield case at Seattle, and the
end is not yet. Under date of
Monday, a Seattle dispatch has
the following:
Superior ludee frater is res
trained by order of the supreme
court " issued this morning from
makine an order directing the
sheriff to transfer Esther Mitchell
and Maud Hurfc-Creffield to Ore
gon and as a result free them from
the necessity of standing trial for
the murder ot George Mitchell.
Judge Frater was also ordered to
appear before the supreme court
October 26 and show cause, if
any exists, why he should not be
permanently enjoined from hav
ing the two women accused of
murder deported and the criminal
laws of the state set at naught.
The order preventing Judge
Frater from carrying out his ex
pressed determination of saving
the women .from trial by deporta-.
tion was secured by a deputy of
Prosecuting " Attorney Mackin
tosh. The county attorney pre
pared the necessary papers Satur
day and his deputy left for Olym
pia this morning. At noon Pro
secuting Attorney Mackintosh, re
ceived word that the supreme
court had come to his aid in his
attempt to prevent the murderers
from escaping trial.
The writ issued by the court
directs Judge Frater not only to
show cause why . he should not be
prevented in Ais attempt to turn
the two murderers loose upon the
people v of" the friendly state of
Oregon, but why he should not he
compelled to return the cases to
the trial docket from which he
arbitrarily struck them. Pend-r
irig the date of this hearing the
order issued this morning will
prevent Judge Fratef from carry
ing oiiHiis scheme to liberate the
Bellefountain Breezes.
Samuel Reader finished up a
very successful run, Wednesday,
having been out with his ma
chine about 33 days.
They began picking prunes at-j
the Excelsior prune orchard; I
Monday. Since h'oppickiug is
over in this vicinitv, laborers are
ot so scarce, and H. T. Bristow
is able to secure plenty of pick-
Bruin has been .having some
very fine suppers lately. About!
the middle of the past week he
became very bold and came down
to L. H. Hawley's pasture. Here
he was found, dogs and men j
were becured, and after a few
miles ot rapid flight bruin "went
up a tree, "where he stayed until
the dogs came up, then a man 1
not far off came and ' shot him.
There is a reward offered for
any covote that is started be
tween Bellefountain and Beaver
Creek, and slain anywhere iu
the county, as they are doing
great damage to stock. Five or
six men north of town have of
fered from five to ten dollars each
for every coyote killed in this
The Christian, Endeavor held
its first meeting last Sunday night
it closed the first of August. We
hope for a successful year.
The Bellefountain public
school opens next Mouday, with
H. E Mack as principal, aud
Mrs. E H. Belknap as primary
teacher. ' It is hoped that th
tenth grade can be successfully
added as there are several schol
ars who wish t take the ourse. ':
. Miss Rose Hull will teach a:
Central No 50 this fall;
Frank Williams gave up going
out to Roseburg to school, and
went to O AC.
Miss Una Waltzof Berkeley,
Calif., is visiting with her uncle,
M. M: Waltz.
E. A. Peck, Bellefouu tain's
faithful mail carrier, will have a
week's vacation now. : Norman
Miller will be his substitute.
' Some of the farmers in thi
vicinity are beginning their fall
Merle Howard expects to at
tend OAC this winter.
Miss Pearl Persinger , will be
gin teaching the old Alpine
school Monday morning.
The Messrs. Malone and HoJ
ter are going to put up quite a
large bain oh their farm.
Where W. A. Starr and Mack
Coffee cleaned out their channel
of Muddy, has had a very mark
ed effect, as the water on re
spective places has been lowered
a great deal, as well as that -on
the places adjoining them above.
If the others would follow their
example and clean out the creek
they would have much more use
of their low swampy land.
Owen Watkins is to run the
Barnard field this year in con
nection with what he already has
on the Coffee place.
Members of the ladies' Aid are
contemplating a "harvest home"
social in the near future.
Wm. Rees has begun moving
to Corvallis, He has Mr. Stan-
turf helping him.
Charley Perin has '2500 posts
to get out of the mountains this
fall. If he is not careful he may:
have, some mud.
Mrs.' H. L. Mack has had
quite a class in instrumental
music this summer.,, one says
they are progressing nicely..
Surely. Bellefcuntain will have a-
few musicians ju the . future to
fall back. on. Among her pupils
are Fay .Woodcock,' Gold Clem
and L?ona Humphrey.
J.' WY Powers who bought the
W. J. Price place on ; the head
waters of the Alsea, and has been
living in the Bruce bouse near
bis place, expects to build next
spring on his own place.
Several of Bellefountain's in
dustrious farmers are contemplat
ing a few improvements to make
things; more handy - about their
places. A. D. Buckingham, E
N. Edwards and W. F. Starr ex
pect to put up " some windmills
anditanks very soon.
Mr. Bradley's will t move back
very snort J y to ueiieiountam
trom their ranch sd that their
son, Ulint, can atteua school
E. A. Peck has just moved od-
tp his own place, the old Wheeler
farm and A. Hi Mercer will move
into the house he vacated.
Merle Howard has gone to
Corvallis that he may attend
China pheasants , are very
scarce this year compared to what
they have been in the past.
M. M. Waltz who built a silo
this year and filled it with vetch
has found it to be so good for his
milk cows that he filled it with
vetch this season, then during
the dry season fed from it. He
is now filling it with corn for the
winters's feeding. Mr. W lz
says: "It is my opinion thar it
is much cheaper and better 'o
feed ensilage, and some choppy
oats, along with the vetch ha,!
than it is to buy bran and p j
out the cash." Mr. Waltz h
tried both; if he finds this to
so it seems 10 us it were tim
some of the industrious dair j
men were following his exampl -. ,
B--HefruT taiu has a new black-;
smith, a Mr. Pnewman frotv.
fitllston, Oregon. It is hoped
mat he will be successful and
sitistv the people by good work.
T. E Reader has been mov
ing u .his. new, home. . He has
rente J 'the', . place where Elmer
Dinges has been living. Mr.
D'nge is to go to Shedd station.
but half expresses it. We have some
things recently opened op you'll go in
ecstacies over. For an out and out su
perior line of ;
Me west Stylo Jo welry
you can. find it here. We invite you to
call and see some choice things just re
ceived. Prices are not high. Small
margins of profit content no.
Albert J. Metzger
Occidental Building,
Guns, Fishing Tackle, Baseball Goods
"fr" Go to Gun Hodes'
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 Bhould be repaired and over
hauled at least once every 18 months, and by skilled workmen only. If
your watch needs repairing or re" ulatine take it to
E- W- S. PRATT,! Jeweler and Optician
' Estimates on Work Cheerfully Given and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
All first-class cigirs and tobacco; whist and pool
rooms. Every customer treated like a prince.
BdagM ifjmm1)t0f&tmls0t
D. O. HlmmtMnd.
Patronize Homerjndus try
Outmlda Ordwm Solicited.
Ml WorklGuarantoad.
.New Wheat for Benton,
A carload of "turkey red"
wheat arrived in Corvallis ihe
first of this week from Iowa and
will be divided among various
farmers of Southern Benton.
The shipment is an experiment
and the results .will be a waited
with mnch interest by farmers
throughout the county.
Turkey red wheatis red in
color as the name implies; it
yields much more heavily than
ordinary wheat and it is hoped a
change may result in the wheat
crops of Benton by trying some
thing new. There was 500
bushels in the carload and it was
procured by W. J. Watkins of
near Monroe. Others who had
mi interest in the experiment
vfr Robert Herron, Casper and
Mbert Zierolf, Arlie Meeks and
i-Vank Whiteaker.
Laid 'down in Corvallis the
c real cost 81 cents per bushel,
. if it does what is expected
in the way of returns it will
t icap attnarngure or even
niner. . v
I will, e art the Corvaiiis cider
fartory October 1st. Will pay
cflh for app!s, make for one halt,
or wake tor 3 cents per gallon.
EmptT barrel for sale. Geo. W.
Smith. 78 tf
Hair Invigorafer
And Dandruff Eradfcatcr
cs 3
2. 2
E 5
S 3
TrSe rart rests en . - r S
Price, - Fifty Cents
Manufactured by
The Vegetable Compound Company
Corvallis, Oregon 9t
Four doois north of postofBce
Ind. Phone 130.
Why Not Use Electric Lights?
Stop scratching matches on jour wall.
Tnose stresky match scratches look
mighty bad on any wall. But as long as
yon continue to use gas or oil you've got
to use matches.
The "matchless light" is the electric
light, a simple twist of the wrist does 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 itis within reach of all.
If you would like to know more about
it, call on ns in our new office opposite
the O. J. Blackledge furniture store or
phone ua, Iud. Phone 4E9
Willamette Valley Co.
G. A. Clark, Mgr.
Am Ounce of Prevention.
Is worth a pound of cure. There are
many poor eufierers. Consumptives
who ate hopeful of gettjng well, who, if
thev fiad taken care of themselves,
would now be well. A Cough is the
foundation of Consumption. Ballard's
Horehound Srup will cure that cough.
Mrs S Great Falls, Montana, writes:
'I have used Bahard's Horehound Syrup
in my family for yars--my children
never suffer with coughs7' Sold by Gra
ham & Wortham.
Foley's Kidney Cure
naxe kidneys an lfider right.