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CORVALLIS. BEXTON 1 .COUNTY, ;'ORBGCV; FRIDAY;.; NOVEMBER 2. 1006.
FREEZING HIS SPUDS.
In Nebraska Farmers Wil
. Come West to Miss Blizzards.
On- or tne most progressive
me" ot tie. ton county today is
Lt. L Brooks who resides north
of C rvxllis a lew miles, and
who hs ever since his removal
from t'f East to this locality,
been known as a man of up-to-
date ideas. Perhaps no single
individual in Oregon has done
race to advertise this state in
the Est than has Mr. Brooks
and it is certain that no single
per on has written more letters,
spoken more good words for the
country or induced more people
to come here to locate than has
this progressive gentleman who
from the first has realized the
vast opportunities that Oregon,
and especially the Willamette
valley, holds out to the home-
A party in Gering, Nebraska,
to whom Mr. Brooks has written
concerning this . section, replies
to the letter in an interesting
way, and through the kindness
of the recipient we are allowed to
publish the letter in full. The
writer is J. H. Wright, and the
'I received your letter in due
time. I would like very much
to come right away but it is im
possible now for I have over 30
acres of potatoes .yet to dig and
help is very scarce. , We have
already dug about 30 acres. I
don't know whether we will be
able to get done digging or not,
as it began snowing last night
and is about five inches deep
and more coming:.
The seasons are short here
and help has been so hard to
get. A number of the farmers
have not begun to dig potatoes
yet. I am in hopes this snow
goes oS without a hard freeze for
it will mean a great loss to many
fai mers if it freezes.
I think I shall be out in your
country as soon as it is conven
ient for me to come. I some
times think I will have a sale
and dispose of all my possessions
and come out without waiting to
make a tour of the country in
advance. I know the best way
to do is to go and see before one
moves, but your letters sound
good to me and it is hard for me
to get away until the potatoes
are marketed and I can't handle
them after the csld . weather sets
I certainly would like to see
some of your fruit. Apples here
have been six cents per pound
until the past few weeks several
carloads have been shipped in
and they are now selling tor 90
cents per bushel.
I received the papers and many
thanks tor them. I wish I were
out there now on a place where I
would never see another blizzard
for this storm acts as tho'igh it
would end in a genuine blizzard.
I will certainly come to see
you when I come out there, as
our corresponding will make us
feel acquainted with you.
I thank you (or the informa
tion you have furnished me and
hope to hear from you again."
Ia a postscript written the
following day, Mr. Wright says:
"Snow is 15 inches deep on
the level this morning but the
storm, has ceased."
This letter was written October
2d, while in Oregon the sunny
days and mild, spring-like wea
ther are a constant delight. Mr.
Brooks feels certain that Mr.
Wright will locate in Benton in
the near iuture.
How They Hazed Him.
College students are telling a
hazing storv on themselves that
did not turn out just as had been
planned. It was arranged to
"duck" a certain freshman in
the fountain on a night not long
ago, and a party ot college
girls had agreed to appear on the
scent in time to assist ia the
The freshman was captured as
planned, and the march " to the
fountain was begun. The moon
shed a pale radiance on the scene
and the marble woman at the
fountain looked weird and ghost
ly as the shivering Ireshie was
led forward like a- lamb to the
slaughter, but he wisely offered
no remarks and went on in obed
ience to the command of the
mob. When at the water's edge,
however, the new man hesitat
ingly asked if he might remove
his coat and vest, and the leaders
in tne hazing partv consented.
Then, after viewing his shapely
form a moment the freshie bash
fully stammered, "MayV I . take
off my pants too?" and again
the indulgent hazers consented.
The coat and vest came off: so
did the trousers, and at this
critical juncture the girl contiu- j
gent ot the hazing crowd swoop
ed down on the spot 011 the run.
The hazers were overcome, hav
ing entirely forgotten that the
girls were to figure in the dock
ing, and with a total lack of
courage they took to their heels
aud hid in the brush near-by,
yelling to the freshman to "come
on, come on."
But like the boy who "stood
on the burning deck whence all
but he had fled" . the freshman
arrayed but , sparingly calmlv
stood his ground amid the party
of shrieking girls, and informed
all within hearing that he had
done nothing of which to be
ashamed and that he'd be hanged
if he was going to run nor did
If the incident mentioned does
not serve as a complete quietus
on the girls joining in hazing
tricks it certainly should, for
young women do not gain in re
finement by participation in such
questionable pranks, which at
best are hardly tolerable in the
The marriage of two promi
nent young people of Benton
county occurred at high noon,
Wednesday, the bride being Miss
Leanna Irwin, second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Irwin,
and the groom, Grover Avery,
son of ex-Senator and Mrs. Pun
The ceremony was performed
by Dr. E. J. Thompson of Inde
pendence at 12:30, in the pres
ence of about 25 relatives and in
timate friends, and after con
gratulations the company enjoy
ed a delicious wedding dinner.
The bride was beautifully
gowned in cream silk organdie
with full length veil, and carried
a shower bouquet of LaFrance
roses. The decorations in the
rooms were fern, Oregon grape,
ivy and chrysanthemums, and
during the ceremony the young
couple occupied a position under
a large arch of ivy and white
.Both bride and groom are
highly respected and are from
two of Benton county's best
known and most esteemed fami
They left on the evening train
for Portland on their bridal trip,
and upon their return will reside
on the groom's farm south of
Corvallis. They have the good
wishes of a very large circle of
For Sale. 30,000 acres of land
in Lincoln abd Beaton Counties,
Oregon, aloag the C. & E. R- R.,
known as Road Land?, how owned
by an Eastern Company. For
prices and terms, call or address,
L. H. Fish, Western Agent, Albany
FOR SALE Fir wood; can de
liver at any. time. Call P. A
Kline's line. Phone No. 1. 84t:
CORVALLIS LYCEUM COURSE
Splendid Entertainments Prom
isedWhat They Are.
The object of the Corvallis
Lyceum Course is most decided
ly not to enter the theatrical field
as some have supposed. That
torm or entertainment is very
thoroughly provided, for by the
efficient management of the
opera house, and nothing in the
least resembling such an attrac
tion has befen engaged by the
management of the lecture
course. It is simply an attempt
to give to the citizens of Corval
lis and vicinity the opportunity
to hear a few first class lectures
and musical entertainments at a
moderate cost. In other . words
it Is an attempt to bring to our
city certain cultural features in
the form of entertainments such
as are usually found only in much
To this end, . there has been
engaged for this season, two of
ne most noted lecturers to be
bund at present on the American
ecture platform, two splendid
high-class musical attractions;
and one highly intetestinp- lec
ture on the wonders of electricity,
which will be illustrated by some
most remarkable experiments.
The first entertaiument on
November 1 will be by the
ulu Tyler Gates Co. which con
sists of Lulu Tyler Gates, reader;
Miss Edith Adams, violoncellist;
Graham Smith, basso cantante
and W. E. Snyder, pianist.-
"Of Miss Gates little need be
said. The remarkable charm of
her personality, the strength and
richness of her voice, her enthu
siasm as an artist, and her high
appreciation of the best things in
iterature, all contribute to in
sure her unbounded success as a
Miss Adams was a pupil of
Robert Hansmann ot the Royal
High School of Berlin and later
of the great virtuso Himrick Kie-
Fer ot Munich- "where she won
or herself the honor of being the,
best pupil of this" greatest 'cellist
of his day." "Graham Smith,
basso cantante, possesses a parti
cularly sweet and powerful voice,
with a wide range." "Mr. Sny
der taught arid studied- four
years with Hahn, four years with
Sherwood,' and two years with
Theodore Leschttizky and Prof.
Robert Fuchs of Vienna.
The second entertainment,
Dec. 1st, is an illustrated lecture
on the coming wonders of elec
tricity, entittled "In the year
2oco." ' This lecture is by Reno
B. Welbourn "The Wizard of
To show the entertaining treat
ment of this highly scientific sub-
ect it may be stated that Mr.
Weluourn has appeared in Cin
cinnati, 4 times; Louisville, 4
times; Detroit, 5 times; Indian
apolis, 4 times; Ft. Wayne, 4
times; Chicago, -x times. He
will be in Corvallis once, Dec.
1st, 1906. Mr. Welbourn has
had the "personal assistance of
Nicola Testa, Lord Kelvin, Sir
William Crooks, Signor Marconi,
and many others." "He meets
the great problems of life face to
face and shows by the most won
derful experiments ever produced
on tne lyceum stage, how they
ought to be solved."
The third entertainment, Tan.
16th, is by Leonora Jackson, vio-
liniste,' assisted, by Florence
Marion Pace, soprano; Charles
E. Clark, baritone; and Ralph
E. Plumer, pianist ,
"Queen Victoria decorated
Leonora Jackson with the Victoria
Star. The Prussian Govern
ment awarded her the Mendels
sohn State Prize, the most covet
ed prize in Germany. She has
appeared on programs with Pad
erewski, and the greatest celebre
ties, and as soloist of the most re
nowned musical societies (Leipzie
Gwandhans, London Phil harm
omc. Paris, Colon ne Orchestra,
etc.) where no American violin
m 1st bad ever betore been engaged.
At. Los Angeles, the grammar
schools were dismissed and over
4,000 children welcomed the
gifted artist to their city." :
"Miss Florence Marion Pace
is one of Chicago's most gifted
singers. She has a beautiful
voice with splendid tone chang
ing. Her tones are pure, sweet
Charles E. Clarke, baritone.
spent six years in the Toronto
Conservatory of Music, then
studied under Wm Shakespeare
in London and Mr. Bouhy in
The fourth entertainment,
Feb. 4th, is a lecture by Dr.
John Merritte Driver, of Chicago.
'Dr. Driver has studied in Bos
ton, Leipsic and underthe very
shadow of the Vatican at Rome.
His accomplishments as scholar,
Orator, Traveler and World Cit
izen were mirrored . in the vast
audiences that recently thronged
McVicker's Theatre every Sun
day morning, in the very heart
of Chicago, to hear him discuss
the foremost problems,, of the
The fifth entertainment, April
1 8th, will be a lecture by Sena
tor Robert M. LFollettej ;
Everyone recognizes Sen. La- J
Follette as one of the brainiest;
one of the most fearless, one of
the most incorruptible men in
the United States Senate. Prof
essor Clark, Dean of the Depart
ment of Public Speaking, Uni
versity of Chicago says of him: .
"He is an orator with a mission.
He comes to the lecture platform
not to entertain but to instruct;
not to pander, not to give ' the
people what they want, but what
they need. His purpose is to
arouse and stimulate the citizens
of the. country to a sense of their
political obligations and of their
power. Senator LaFollette has
earned the right to speak as few
others have earned it, and his
utterances have therefore an
authoritativeness that cannot
exist in the case of mere theor
ists. Besides the subject matter
there is in Senator LaFollette' s
manner and 'delivery a poise and
bearing, a power and magnetism
possessed only by those who are
born orators. . I have no hesita
tion in saying that the advent of
Senator LaFollette on the Ly
ceum platform is one of the
strongest additions that have
come to it for a score of years."
The price tor reserved seats at
these various entertainments will
be as follows:
Lnlu Tyler Gates Co. 75c.
Reuo B. Welbourn Co. 75c.
Leonora Jackson Co. $1.00.
Dr. John Merritte Driver 75c.
Senator LaFollette $1.00.
One may, however obtain a
season ticket which entitles hold
er tca reserved seat at all five en
tertainments, tor 82. "o; or even
for $1.50 if one desires a seat in
the second or third rows of the
Only as many Season Tickets
have been issued as there are
seats in the Opera House. Hence
every holder of such a ticket will
have the privilege of a reserved
seat at every entertainment, and
will also be given the opportuni
ty of selecting it at least three
days before the date of, each en
tertainment. If all season tickets
are sold, and less than 100 still
remain unsold, none but holders
of such tickets can be provided
Season tickets are now on ssl"
at Graham and Wortham's and
A. B. CORDLEY,
Always Was Sick
When a mnn pays he always was ei .
troubled with a cough that lasted a' !
winter what wouU you think if l.-.j
should say he never ,was sick einc t
using B4iU-a'a tloi-ehouad Syrup. Suet 1
a man exisfs:
Mr. J. C. Clark of Denver, Colorado
writes : '"For some years I was trouble
with a severe ronub that would last all
winter. This cough lefc me in a miser
able co ulitiou. I t ried Ballard's Hore
nou 1 i Srm an-l have not bad a sick
Hav Hi iire That's what it did forme."
Sold by Graham & Wortbam.
Seo Zierolf for Economy Jar?.74t
bat half expreesee it. We have some
things recently opened op you'll go in
ecetacies over, For an out and out su.
perit r line of
No west Style Jewelry
you can find it here. We invite you to
call and see eome choice things just re
ceived Prices are' not high. Small
margins ot profit content no.
And assist the Ladies' Aid Society- They get 10 per
cent of cash sales that day.
0. J- BLACKLEDGE'S FurnityrgStore
Corvallis - - - Oregon
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 large supply of shells and cartridges ....
Juat Received a Fin Lme
Razors and Razor Strops, Pocket Salmon Hooks and Bass Hooks.
Knives and Hunting Knives All Kinds of Lines
Come in and see our new line r-f Footballs. GXJI! HODES
The Delineator - - $1.00
cClure's Magazine $1.00
World's Work - - $3.00
C. A. Gerhard Book store
SEEING- IS BELIE VINO
Then come in and see my line of Sporting Goods and be con
vinced that it 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, j;tc Gasoline and Dry Cells for sale.
Agent for the Olds Gasolins Engines and Automobiles .
Guns and Bicycles For Rent First-class Repair Shop.
M. M. LONG,
Ind. Phone 126 Rtsidenet S24
CORVALLIS, - OREGON.
- Look in Our Window -
For the correct thing in the jewelry line. We have a fine
of jewelry and silverware that is astonishing in its grace and
beauty and rnagnificent in its size and completeness. '
Engraving nicely done in the latest ribbon script styles.
Repairing that is guaranteed and prices that are in keeping
with the class of. work done.
E. W. S. PRATT, Jeweler and Optician
WANTED 500 live geese before
he first of November. Call or ad
r86 Smith & Bu!den, Corvallis,
ogon. r ' 84if
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Hare Always Bought
And Dandruff Er rilcstcr .
Price, - Fifty Cents
- Manufactured fcy .
The Vegetable CcrrpcMr.d Ccmpsn
WOOD CHOPPERS WANTED.
Three thousand cords of wood to be
cut, let oat in number of cords to
suit choppers. Parties wanting a
job come at once. Don't write.
Phone P. A. Kline, Kline's line.
All kinds of erass seed for
at Zierolf's Timothy, clover and
orchard grass seed.
Economy Fruit Jars at Zierolf a.