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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1906)
Tuesday. October 23. 190G.
ttt Corvallis. Benton County, Oreon,
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PaOSIlSE OF TWO-BITS
Valley Hops -Something
About Local Conditions.
C 'vallis growers are not sell
id hops these davs, for they fij
Uf 'hat there is a good time
coming when the price will be
be"r than the present, which
lol'v is x64 cents. One of the
best osted hop men in this city
is J. C. Hammel, of Hotel Cor-vpUi-:.
and he states that he ex
pects the price to go to 20 cents
at least. No sales are being
mde here, although Oswald
W-'st filled a contract for 15 cnts
per pound and Mr. Henkle at
Philomath is understood to hav
also met a contract at 15 cents
hmits. The crops of
Ire'fend, Hammel, Porter and
Tar lor are still unsold, and it
seems very probable that the
growers will receive gilt edge
prices, if the statements of the
produce state press are at all relia
ble. McKinley Mitchell, the well
known merchant and hop dealer,
formerly ot Marion county, but
now of Portland, declares his firm
belief that the price is going up
In giving his reasons for the opin
ion Mr. Mitchell says:
"Not m-!ch is lef t of last year's
crop and the production this year
is not above the actual need or
brewers to carry them over till
next year's crop is available.
They had a large, reserve from
last year's crop but that is nearly
exhausted and they cannot stay
out ot the market much longer
ior they dare not allow their,
stocks to get too low. Remem-!
ber the shortage in Europe and
when you figure their consump
tion you will see that they and
the east must come to the coast
for hops, and when they have sup
plfed their needs there will be left
barely enough to supply our lo
cal brewery needs.
"Groweis are foolish to sell at
prices offered for prime goods for
they soon can get more than is
now offered. I do not blame the
dealers for buving as cheaply as
possible but they will soon have
to raise their otters. I 'like to see
a lively market. It is beneficial
to all and activity will not be ex-
Derienced when one side tries to
hold the market down. If grow
ers were not in too great a hurry
to let go they would fare better
but they seem easily stampeded,
sometimes, then all want to sell
at once and break the market
This i alwavs a had thin j to
A telegram from New
Friday, stated that hop
were selliug at 25 cents.
telephone, finally succeeding in
locating the father at Harris
burg. Shortly there came over
the wires the welcome consent.
The messaye was delivered to
the deputy clerk and just before
the closing hour at toe court
house the happy couple received
the license. .
The wedding was scheduled to
occur in Southern Benton; Sun
day, and it is hoped the young
people mav "live happily ever
"The Holy City."
One of the rno?t beautiful and
impressive productions ever
staged, will be seen at the opera
house on November 1st. It is a
biblical story, founded princi
pally on the Book of John. The
epoch covering tie birth ot
Christianity provides scenes of
vivid comparison with the arro
gant, sensual splendor of pagan
Rome, No more absorbing tra
gedy was ever conceivec
sweater stage pictures ever pre
sented. In "The 'Holy City,"
the nrissihilities for dramatic ef
fect have been fully embraced by
the exrellent fhembers of the
cast, the dignity of the characters
and picturesque costuming giving
them rare opportunity tor lin
pressive work. The company
carries complete scenic and elec
trical effects, and the production
is said to be one of the most
elaborate on the road this season.
The above attraction is now play
ing a weeks engagement in
OAKVILLE MAH VANISHES
Leaving a Brief Note of Farewell
Has Relatives Here.
Portland. Watch the
papers for comments.
Which is Practical an I Should
PASSED A RESOLUTION.
He Forgot to Sign It.
They were a fond and happy
pair as they meandered into tbe
county clerk's office a day or
two ago and asked bashfully for
a marriage license. Deputy
Clerk Crawford gravely proceed
ed to fill out the necessary paper
but when he came to the bride's
age there was a sudden hitch in
proceedings, for she admitted
being only 17.
'Is one of these women your
mother?" inquired the deputy,
. referring to the witnesses who ac
compauied the pair, but the ans
wer was that the mother was not
there. Remembering his own
youth, Deputy Crawford felt al
most tempted to give them the
paper auvwav. but he figured
that the law was not a plaything
for hovs. and therefore he was
forced to tell the young people
that thev would nave to secure
the consent of one of the parents.
The groom seemed equal to
the emergency, however, for he
immediately drew from bis inner
Docket an envelope which, con
tained the written consent of the
bride's father, but sad to relate,
the gentleman had forgotten to
si cm his name!
When this fact was discovered
the vonncr eonnle cot busv and
did aoae lively "hustling" by
Bv request we give space for
resolution that passed at the
last meeting of Willamette
Grange No. 2. The subject is
being widely talked 01 through
out the state and it created much
discussion in Willamette Grange
as all were so heartily in favor of
the nrODOsed measure. The res-
Whereas. The farmers of
Oregon have for a number of
years been paying what we be
lieve to be an unreasonable price
tor grain sacks; and
Whereas. We believe we are
forced to pay these prices by the
combinations ot those who are in
charere of the masiutacture and
sale of said sacks-and
Whereas. We leel satisfied
that the prison labor, in our state
orison, could be utilized m the
manufacture of grain sacks to the
financial benefit ot the State of
Oregon; therefore, be it
Resolved, by the WiUaurstte
Grange, That we are in favor
of the State of Oregon establish
ing a plant at the state prison
and utilize prisou labor for the
manufacture of iute and flix into
crrain and wool sacks aud cloth
for the covering of hop biles, and
all other purposes for waica suca
cloth is used, lhererore. be it
Resolved. That we recom
mend to our Legislative Com
mittee the propriety of prepariu;
a bill to this etrect and nave it
brought before the next Legisla
tive Assembly aud urge upon it
the necessitv nl mssinpr sucll a
j x 0
Howard Wagner, Sec.
J. F. Porter Trustees
J. W. Jones J
By Mary Whitby,
Master Willamette Grange.
Parties in Corvallis a day or
two ago from the vicinity of Oak
y511 n fpOT miles from this city
across the riverj told of a certain
resident of that locality having
mvstenonsH' disaoDeared. but as
full details of the affair could not
be given, the Gazette decided to
await developments. The story
is now given in full, as it appear
ed in Saturday's Herald. Several
relatives of the parties in the case
reside in Corvallis, being well
known citizens. The facts are
'Good-bye, dear; I'm gone
forever this time. Charley."
A torn fragment of note paper,
on which were written these
word: conveved to Mrs. Charles
fTharp of Oakville the first intelli
gence that her husband had left
her. It was last Wednesday
morning when Mrs. Tharp dis
covered the brief note lying on
the kitchen table. The missing
man had arisen some time during
the night and quietly left the
house, after first leaving a final
sage. What has become ot
Tharp is simply a matter of spec
ulation. It is not thought, now-
ever, that any narm Has Deiancu
him, as this is not the first time
the man has disappeared.
From what can be learned,
it seems that Tharp left his first
wife about nine vears ago, and
after about three years returned,
his wife meanwhile procuring a
divorce on the grounds of deser
tion. Shortly after his return ne
Four years ago Tharp leu his
farm near Oakville, and for a
time no trace could be obtained
of his whereabouts. Mrs. .Tharp
was left alone 'with a, baby girl.
She prosecuted a vigorous search
for her husband and finally touna
him in The Dalles. Tharp was
nprsnaded to return home, and
since then has lived at Oakville
on the farm.
At the time of his second dis-
aooearahce Tharp was said to be
heavilv in debt, which was given
as a cause for his leaving. This
his third evanishment. is also
said by neighbors1 and those fa
miliar with the circumstances to
the result of similar financial
Mrs Trurn with her child is
... . 1 1 1
now living witn ner oruiuei,
Henrv Fiilhelm. on the latter's
farm near Oakville and is said to
n rostrated over the aSair.
There is absolutely no trace of
where Tliarp has gone, though
it is thought he first came to this
citv and from here took a train
for parts nnknown.
torn to pieces by the children o
The ben helpeth to lift the
mortgage from the farm. She
sendeth the missionary to the
foreign field . She helpeth tg
pay the preacher's salary. She
prepareth the bride for the alter
and helpeth to build the wedding
cake. And if you would let her
sh6 would lay for you . in the
Corvallis bank a handsome bank
Corvallis has long needed an
up-to-date music store, and now
that N. A. Fisher has estabished
one here it seems . to bad that he
has not room to make a display
of his beautiful pianos. Mr.
Fisher seems to be the right man
in the right place, as his liberal
patronage already shows. -
He has ithe Mehhn 6c bons
pianos that he sells $100 under
the Portland prices. He also
hasthe Bush & Gerts, the Trow
bridge and Henry Jb. Miller.
Such pianos cannot be excelled
in Oregon. It seems impossible
to keep the Trowbridge in stock,
so great is the demand for them.
Mr. Fisher is to move this
week into the building lately oc
cupied ;by the Centennial meat
market. near Hollenberg 6c
Cady's. He has on hand a fine
ine of pianolo music, also Vic
tor, Columbia and Zonophone
Free musical entertainments
every evening and everyone wel
Tribute Paid Her.
Seeks New Location.
but half expresses it. Ye have some
things recently opened op you'll go in
ecBtacies over. For an out and out eu.
perit r line of
Ko west Style Jewelry
you can find it here. We invite you to
call und see some choice thing? just re
ceived. Prices are not . high. Small
mart' ins of profit content hp.
Albert J. Metzeer
And Dandruff Eradicate?
Trade Ktrk resisted. - ,
Price, - Fifty Cents
The Vegetable Compound torrsvy
CorvsKis, Oregon 9t
I miiiM mill ipiiiLuuiiMBWtMMMgBMM' w nmrmiMsmaaa j..
WHY THEY ARE COMING.
Niggers and; Cyclones"
Much for Them.
"We're tired of niggers and
All Wool and Granite Art Squares
Corvallis - - - Oregon
.....ii BwiiHi-iKtt .twu.'aw
-OWING TO OUR LARGE FALL RUN
On Sporting Goods we have replenished our stock
with a large and complete line of. guns and rifles.
Also a larere suoolv of shells and cartridges ....
Just Received! a FSne
With eggs thirty cents per
dnzen in the local market and
not anv too plentiful at that,
and with probably the largest
chicken ranch in Oregon located
near Corvallis, a tribute to the
hen, as given by an exchange,
In former davs the hen scratch
ed for a living; today she cack
leth over the choicest food. She
used to make her nest in the
weeds or barnvard: today she is
supplied with a nest as cozy andj
comfortable as a berth on a .full
man palace car. We used to ex
eggs, at 4
WOOD CHOPPERS WANTED
Three thousand cords of wood to he
cut. let oat in number of cords to
suit choppers. Parties wanting a
10b come at
Phone P. A
All kinds of grass seed for sale
at Zierolf a Timothy, clover and
orchard grass seed. - . 74tf
cents, for buttons and thread.
Today they are exchanged for
Christmas presents, Easter bon
nets, silk shirt waists, shoes,
stockings and everything.
If I were an eer and were go-
in? to be set on and hatched, 1
would long to be a pullet when
the time rolled round ior me to
flaD mv flippers on the stage o
action. Hot ereese and hungry
people await the rooster, unless
he is exceedingly handsome. A
rooster's life is so uncertain. To
dav he mav be the champion
crower amoncr the cacklers. To
morrow bis lifeless body may be
cyclones, and we're coming to
This is the lmigration slogan
of Tohn T. Pi ior. ot Prior sta-
tion. Ga.. who is in Portland as
the advance agent of a colony of
i;.ooo or 20.000 people who will
come to this state to build homes
as soon as satisfactory arrange
ments can be. made. Mr. Prior
has laid his proposition before
Secretary Laber, of the Portland
Board of Trade, who expresses
greit confidence in this proposi
tion and declares that the board
will do all it can to assist them.
"Conditions in the Southeast
are not remunerative to labor in
comparison with what they are in
Oregon," savs Mr. Prior. "The
resources of that district do not
allow higher wages than an aver
age of 60 cents per day for 12
hours' work. Crops are almost
a failure. It has rained in tor
rents almost every day this sum
mer, and corn and cotton are
rotting in the fields.
"If conditions here are favor
able, I hope to bring as many as'
20, boo people to Oregon . I have j
merely come to see what can oe
done for them. The railroads
have treated me fine. I am not
able financially to undertake the
work mvself, but I am willing to
do what I can to arrange for
their coming. I am not partic
ular about getting a compact
colony formed, but I do want
to get the people away from their
present condition mw a tuuuMjr
where thev can live, cet bom-s
and be independent. I may;"
back alter I have looked over t ne
field, with some sort ot an ex
hibit, to show them what there i-j
out here. As for myself, I ha v :
come to Oregan to live." !
Such statements as these are :
wnat cause Oregon business me" ,
to affirtn that real estate hen
Razors and Razor Strops, Pocket
Knives and Hunting rvnives
Come in and ee our new lirtft -of Footballs
Salmon Hooks and Bass Hooks.
All Kinds of Lines
The Delineator - - $1.00
McClure's Magazine $1.00
World's Work - - $3.00
C. A. Gerhard gook store
SKEING IS BELIEVING
' Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it is the best and most complete hue ever brought
to your citv, consisting of Guns and Ammunition, Fishing Tackle,
Baseball 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. Phone 126 Residence 324
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
Dm C. Hlomtand. m
CORVALLIS STEAM LAUNDRY.
Patronize Home Industry.
Outmlda1 Orders Solicited.
All Work Guaranteed.
pie turn, and for this reason
Oregon soil is certain to be valu
able because of th"e constantly in
creasing demand for it.
will never go below its presen i
price and it is- much more likelv
to go higher. Jiacn year tnous
ands leave the Eastern and mid
dle states because of storms, crop
taiiure's aud other disasters, and
these people must have homes
Oregon, with its mild, salu
hrioiis climate is the Mecca to
ward which many of these peo-
f-itel Port'nnd baker, Charles
V. csberg, bkft for Smalls. 86-90
Rain Two lots with seven
room house and barn ; desirable lo-
f.ation. Cal' on or address .airs. so..
McKinnev. Corvallis. 83 tf
RVmn mv 1?, nit Jars at Zierolf 8.
The following letters remain uncalled
for in the Corvallis postoffice, for the
week ending Oct. 20, 1906:
Mr L H Bentley. Misa Susie Day, mrs
D F Higginbotham, Mr .Lang,
Price, Ormel Standard, F E Taylor.
B. W. Johnsox, P. M.
WANTED 500 live geese before
the first of November. Call or ad
dress Smith & Boulden, Corvallis,
There is to be a big ..oyster supper at
Oakville Friday evening, given by the