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About Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 14, 1906)
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mrs. M. S. Woodcock has been a
Portland visitor this week.
James Ball of Newport was a
business visitor in Corvallis, Tues
Miss Mickelaon of Portland is
the guest this week of Miss Thella
Lester Mercer of Beaver Creek
was in Corvallis Tuesday and Wed
nesday, on business.
Al Tharp of Bellefouotain has
just sold his placa of 100 acres, to
Mr. Powers, for $4.0C0.
Miss Eva Starr, the obliging clerk
in Starr's candy store, was on the
6ick list the first of this week.
W. R. Hand, the well known
Albany architect, transacted busi
ness in Corvallis Wednesday.
Dr. Withycombe left this week
for Ashland to deliver an address
at the dairymen's convention to be
Misses Mary and Olive Thorn ps n
went to the "Siletz country Wed
nesday, to reside on their home
steads. Elmer Nash of Baena Vista has
accepted a position in the Wells
Fargo express office in this city
and is already at work.
Mrs. Mary Horning was in Cor
vallis the first of the week, eu rout
from a visit in Indepsndeoc9 to hei
home at Toledo, Lincoln county.
George Ca'hey returned to Pot
tland Wednesday for to re
enter medical college. He is fully
recovered from his operation for
Miss Thia Johnson who has been
working in Albany for the paet
month came home to spend Sunday
and was taken ill Monday, which
prevented her return.
Fred Ewing has been appointed
to the position of assistant professor
in entomology at OAC. No succes
sor to Prof." Shaw has yet been
A white swan was killed by
Wallie Hulburt and Otto Turner at
Hulburt's ranch, the first of this
week. There are one or two more
of the swans in the locality, the first
ever seen hereabouts.
The Gazette is pleased to state
that the report of the death at Echo,
of Wei ate Thompson, was a false
one, and that instead of dyiug the
young man is very much improved.
The report reached Corvallis last
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thrift of
McCloud, Calif., arrived Tuesday
for a week's visit with friends. Mrs
Thrift is well known in this city,
where she was Miss Lena Mc Cor
mick, a popular teacher in the Cor
vallis public school.
Mr. Enoch, the painter, w is ar
rested londay for alleged com
plicity in the trouble at old china
man Tom's houee a few weeks ago.
Enoch was given a brief trial and
placed under $100 bonds He
promptly put up the amount in
cash and was released.
Bishop Scaddingf arrived Tues
day fiom Grants Pass and deliver
ed an address in college chapel
immediately after arrival. His
talk was on the practial use of ftith,
hope and charity, and had a sug
gestion of holiday sentiment
throughout. The Bishop is very
entertaining and his (discourse was
About 200 people attended the
lecture of Prof. H rner in c liege
chapel Tuesday evening. It was a
lecture to the history class, on "A
day in Rome." illustrated with
lantern slides, but many persons
availed themselves of the opportun
ity to ae and listen. The lecture
1 is sH to bave been exceedingly
"Ain't it funny," remarked Jim
my, "dat we'n yer don't want a
t'ing dat ver uster want yer kin
have it all to yer self." "W'at are
youtalkin' 'bout now? 'asked Tom
my. 'Why, I want past de ball
grounds terday an dere wuz dat
hole in defence w'at e all uater
fight over las' summer."
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Hall ex
pect to occupy iheir new ottage
on North Main street in a few days.
The dwelling is neat in appearance
and will be modern ia equipment,
having mountain water, electric
lights and other conveniences. Nor
ton Adams was the contractor.
A five-year old child created
some excitement in town Monday
afternoon. It strayed away from
home, and after visiting the ea
mill and various other places about
town it brought up at Brady Bur-!
nett's offio9, and that gentleman
pnmpMv communicated with the
police, who soon located the mother.
The child belongs to Mrs. Moore, i
who resides at the Cirns home,
'and the mother had been searching
for th missing child. '
Mrs. Arch Jahnson returned
Tuesday from a visit with ' Albany
Mrs. Fruit, of Peoria, a former
Corvallis resident, visited friends
here this week.
Otto Headrick of Salem has be?n
the guest this week of his brother
James tierron, a prosperous
rancher of Irish Bend was a busi
ness visitor in Corvallis Wadnes
Nash Taylor came up from Port
land this week to attend the wed
ding of his sister Eunics to C. H
C. B. Starr and Mrs. James
Pfouts, both of Bellefountain, are
reported as quite seriously ill with
Mr. and Mrs. John McCoy ar
rived yesterday from Oaksdale,
Wash.,, for a holiday visit with
Recorder E. J. Newton and family
and other Benton friend?.
"Herald Voice" is the morning
subject at the Presbyterian church
and "Gideon, Gad' Man of Valor,"
the evening subject. C. E. meet
ing at 6: 60 p. m. s '
A modern glass front has ben
put in the E W. S. Pratt j wele y
store this week, and the old wooden
awning has been toen away. Th?
change is very marked and renders
the establishment doubly attractive.
Mis3 Nora Miller of this city is
taking an active part in the Tele
gram contest, and already has
over 21000 votes to her credit, al
though she entered the race long
after the work was started. It is
hoped she may win in this di trict
Vies Mamie Starr, for a long
time a faithful operator in the Inde
pendent telephone office has resign
ed her position, the resignation ,to
take effect January 1st. Miss Starr
will teke a much needed rest before
accepting another position of any
Chales D. Hurrey, ex-pitcher on
the baseball nine of the University
of Michigan gave an interesting
talk in college chapel Wednesday
afternoon at 4: 50. He is an enter
taining speaker along his line, and
the address met with warm ap
plause from the audience.
Henderson Murphy, who has
arrived home from Portland where
for many weeks, he was taking treat
ment for stomach trouble, is much
improved in health and was eble to
walk from "Main street to his home
in South Corvallis, Tu?sday, for
the first time since his illness.
At noon Wednesday, in the coun
ty court house, occurred the mar
riage of Samuel P. McGruper, 'ate
of Montana, and Miss Ziza A.
Oakes of Bellefountain. Tb.9 cere
mony was performed by Clerk T.
T. Vincent in the presence of half
a dozen friends of the happy pair.
For the present Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Gruger will reside in Benton coun-
The marriage of Mia? Mabel
Davis, a popular young lady of this
city, to Dow Walker, of Portland,
occurs at the bride's home in this
city tomorrow noon. The groom
is well remembered as a star center
on CAC's football team of two
years ago. Both young people have
hosts of friends in this city, and
hearty congratulations sre offered
by tl e Gazett", in adv nee.
The Rebekahs had an l ction of
officers at their hall Monday night,
which resulted as follows: N. G.,
Lulu Sp&ngler; V. G., M-irgrtt
Fowells; Sec'y, Maud Hays; treas.,
Mrs. Fnuie Oren; fin, sec'y., Mrs.
Emily Henkle. A program was
reoderej an follows: vocal solo,
Lulu Spaugler; instrumental solo,
Cleo Johnson; guessing game, in
which Cleo Jottnson won first and
Sara Hartsock booby prize. Cards
and dainty refreshments concluded
a pleasant evening.
'Thia trunk belongs to Dow
Walker. My clothes are in it. I am
going to get married ia Corvaiiis
December 15tb.'' Such was the
inscription on a large placard that
adorned a trunk at the S. P. de
pot Wednesday. The wedding oc
curs tomorrow, as stated elsewhere
in these cluains, and as Mr. Walk
er is an employe in the freight
office at the Union depot, Portland
it is probable his associates are
responsible for the joke.
The Degree of Honor lodge in
itiated candidates, elected officers
and gave interesting program at
their nail Tuesday evening. The
program consisted of a laughable
farce of s-ven characters, and a
tabeleauin which eight member
par icipated. The newly elected
officers are: C. H., Mrs. Martha
Barden; L. H., Hildagarde Tram
mer; C. C, Mrs John Sanger; rec.;
Mrs. J. H. Harris; fin., John Sanger,
rec., Mrs. Ida Spencer; usher, Mrs.
Cornelia Clark; inside watch, Miss
Minnie Maxfieid; outside, watch,
Oak Grove Notes.
Mrs. Barager of Riddles is
spending a few days with her
mother, Mrs. Lewis Wentz.
The Fir Grove debating socie
ty had a full house Saturday
evening. Some big speeches
were made during the latter part
of the program.
A man in Missouri has dis
covered a new way to get rid of
mosquitoes. He says to rub alum
on your face and hands. When
the mosquito takes a bite, it
Duckers its buzzer so that it can't
sting. It sits down in a damp
place, tries to dig the pucker
loose, matches its deatn ot cold
and dies of pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tharp
spent Sunday witn their daugh
ter, Mrs. Loda Simpson of Pales
tine. Uncle Henry Johnson who was
laid up for a couple of weeks
with a severe attack or the la
grippe is again able to hit the
trail, and wend his way to the
city and back.
John Harris of Wells was do
ing business in these parts during
the week. He is buying hogs
and secured a few in this neigh
borhood. He will keep them on
his Wells farm in connection
with the hop business.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Wil
liamson left for home Tuesday
after spending a week visiting re
latives and tnends in and around
Mr. and Mrs. John Coffey of
S3lem spent a few days visiting
at the home of her mother, Mrs.
L. Wenz, the past week.
J. A. Carter, the Wells mer
chant, was an Albany visitor,
Miss Pauline Karstens who is
stopping in Albany this winter
is spending a few days with home
Henry Prettyman returned to
Albany Monday after spending a
few days with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Waldron who
have been spending the past week
in Baker City with their daugh
ter, Mrs. Ingals, returned a few
days ago and will make their
home at present with their daugh
ter, Mrs. Guy Knapp, of west
Hecker Bros. Tuesday trans
ferred about 200 head of. sheep
from Linn county to Benton
county pastures, near Wells.
There is a strong demand for
dairy cows, sheep, and good
horses. Hardly a day passes but
what there are buyers seeking
either one or the other. There
were buyers through here rust
ling dairy cows the past week
and secured many fine looking
cows. Mr. Ry alls, Mr. Karstens
aad Mr. Kraschel disposed of
some which were delivered at
the depot at Albahy, Thursday.
They go to the Sound country. -
North Albany has one of the
neatest school buildings in Ben
ton county. The ground select
ed is ideal for school purposes
and shows wisdom on the part of
those who were delegated to look
after the interests of the new
district. . The board has spent
quite a sum ot money on the new
site in the way of buildings and
are now cleaning up the grounds
which adds much to the general
appearance of the school build
ing. If people generally would
take more interest in keeping the
school houses and grounds
throughout the county in a more
neat and tidy shape it would
speak volumes to" the new home
seekers who are coming almost
daily to cast their lot among ns,
and it has a wonderful bearing
on the children, mating them
content at home, making them
feel that they are as much favored
as other children in the way of
Pointers for the Town "Knocker.
A reader hands in the following article
which he is certain must refer to some
people ia G rvallis,'altboagh the clipping
is from a paper published in a neighbor
An exchange ably presents the princi
ples of the town killer as follows : Bay
from peddlers as much as possible. , Dt
nouce your merchants because they
make a profit on their goods. Glory in
the downfall of the man who has done
much to build up your town. Make
your town out a very bad place, and stab
it at every chance yon get. Refuse to
unite in any scheme for the material in
terests of the people? Tell your merch-
nts t yiu canbuv goods a ereat deal
cheaper in some other town . and charge
them with extortion. If a stranger comes
to your town tell him everything is over
done, and. predict, a general crash
soon. Patronize outside newspapers s to
the exclnsion of your own, and , then
denounce yours for not being as large
and as cheap as the city papers. If you
are a merchant don't advertise in.', the
home paper, but compel the editor to gq
elsewhere for advertisements and '. howl
like a sore-head because he does bo..
Buy a rubber stamp and use it. It may
save you a few dimes and make your
letter-heads and wrappers look as though
you were doing business in a one horse
town. If you are a farmer, curse the place
where you trade as the meanest on earth.
Talk this to your neighbors, and tell
them the men are robbers and thieves.
It will make year property much less
valuable; but you don't care. You're a
Beaver Creek Notes.
Eddie Starr met with a bad accident
this week. On his way home from
Harrisburg his horse ran away, breaking
up the harness and doing considerable
Miss Noma Ireland has gone to Eastern
Oregon to visit with her brothers.
Mr. Ireland left Saturday to take in the
sights in Portland for a week or two.
A party was given at Mr. Duffy's
Friday night. The evening was spent
in dancing, and a light ' supper was
Miss Maggie Daniels was a Philomath,
Mrs. Everts who has been ailing for
some time is reported to be in her usual
state of health.
Mrs. Ireland and Theo visited in
Markus Henderson transacted business
at the Benton county mill, Monday.
Mrs. Daniels who has been suffering
with blood poisoning, is about recovered
Jesse Gates and Eddie Starr have been
slaying jack rabbits hereabouts . Thty
killed five one day this week. '
Buy your Holiday goods at
Nolan's. IfOn, range for selec
The divine Cosmogony, amost intereEt-
incr eubiecta will be briefly d resented nf.
the M. H. church, south, at 11 : a. m.
Sund by Rev, P. A. Moses.
A. T. Grugett and family are .o leave
in a few days for Mill City, where Mr.
Grugett is to assume charge of the
Curtiss Lumber Company's store. Many
friends here regret the family's depart
ure. Ribbons, Ribbons, 10,000
yards new ribbons just received at
Take the chilren to Nolan's to see
Santa Claus and the Flying Dutchman.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mc
Henry. Tuesday, a son.
John McCoy, whose limb was broken
last week in an accident at the saw mill,
is gettitur along very well, and there is
now a chance of saving the mangled
Wanted : To buy two good milch cowp.
Ole Paulson. Corvallis, Ind. Phone 712
Baptist church, Dec, 16th. 11 a. m.
sermon by the pastor. Subject Winning
Christ. 6 : 30 p. m. young people's meet
ing, Miss Munkers, leader, 7: 30 p.m.'
sermon by the pastor, Text What Shall
I do Then With Jesus which is Called
Christ. You are welcome. Fredrick W.
Carstens, pasto .
Subject at the the Christian church
next Sunday morning, , "Following
Jesus from Afar," evening, "Christian
Union Is it Desirable and Practical ?" .
There will be services at Mountain View
school house at 3 p.m. '
Go to sae Jerry from Kerry. It is the
laughing treat of your life time. He will
cure the blues.
At a meeting of the Maccabees, this
week the following officers were elected:
Commander, R. N. Adams; Lieut. Com,
Artie Starr ; record keeper W. L. Sharp ;
finance keeper, H. C. Mangas; chaplain,
Lee Henkle ; sergeant, Bert Newton ;
M. at A., 2ruy G. Newton; 1st M. F. of G
J.B.Ellis; 2 id M. of (., George W.
Moore ; sentnel, C. M.Starr; picket, E
H. Taylor ; trustee, Lee Henkle.
Mrs. Mollie Can oil moved this wees
from the Mrs. Minnie Lee house to the
Mrs. Wicks residence.
Chris Vandram of Albany wo tbe
China pheasants that were given away at
the Catholic ladies' fair Wednesday
The pastor of the First Mithodist
ch urch will preach Sunday morning on
"How to Seek the Lord;" in tbe evening,
' The modern Dance and tbe Church .
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Waltz of Belle
fountain were visiting relatives in Cor
The fair and supper given Wednesday
by the Cat'1 lie ladies was a decided suc
cess, as is shown by tbe fact that the
receipts were about $300. The opera
house was crowded with . people, and
the scene was pretty and animated.
The sapper is said to have been a splen
did one and was greatly enjoyed.
A BOY'S SUIT
i - -
With every twelv e
boy's suits sold, b e
tWeenthe ages of 3 to
6, 7 to 13 and 14 to 20
r yrs, we will give one
We have an un
for your choosing, all
THIS SEASON'S lat
est styles and fabrics.
No old stock. Call and
learn -particulars and
get a SUIT FREE.
THE PEOPLE'S STORE CORVALLI S, OREGON
B. C. Hlomtand. .
CORVALLIS STEAM LAUNDRY.
PatronlzeZJHome Industry .
Oufmldo Order Solicited.
ALWAYS USES THE
iS NECESSARY FOR
A DESIRED EFFECT
Is thp only office In
Corvallis that can
dollvon the goods
We Can Show You
Fancy Goods, Novelties
or Staple Dry Goods.
New assortment, Ladies
collars, hand bags, belts
and handkerchiefs. New
cushion top and cords.
New linen scarfs, and
squares and drawnwork
New table linens, nap
kins and covers.
Yrnns Beit Ribbons
Reduced prices on wool
dress goods in black
and in colors.
E INVITE you to call
and examine our fall
and winter samples
of MADE TO MEAS
If they don't fit youj j
do not have to
GIVE US A TRIAL
Oonoslto the Postoffloo
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