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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGOK, FRIDAY, JULY 24. 1908.
Lodge, society and church notices,
other tban strictly news matter, will bt
FOB PAINTING AND PAPERING SEE
W. E. Paul, Ind. 488. ltl
J. F. YATES, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Office up stairs in Zierolf Building
Only set oi abstracts in lien ton County
E. R. BRY80N ATTORNEY AT LAW
Urhce in Post Office Building, Ooival
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Gazette ana Weekly Oregonian at
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mi surgeon, booms 14, Bankiiuiid
inn. uince Hours : 10 to 12 a. in., z tc
4 p. m. Kesiaeuce: cor. 6tii ana AO.
uui tits. Xeleplione at otnce and ret
tuence. Oorvaius, Oregon.
W. T. ROWLEY, M. D PHYSICIAN
aud Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eve. Nose and Throat. Omce
in Johnson Biog. Ind. 'puone at ot
tice and lesidence.
BOVEE & BAUER, FUNERAL Di
rectors and Licensed Embalmers.
Successors to S. N. Wilfcins, CorvailiB,
Oregon. Iud. Phone 45. Bell Phone
HENKLE & BLACKLEDGE, UNDER
takers aud licensea embaiuiers, tioulh
Main bt,.. Corvallis, Or.
THE FIRS1 NATIONAL BANK Of
Corvallis, Oregon, transacts a general
conservative banking business. .Loans
mnnpv on an proved security. Dratlfc
J r x . -n -
bought and uoid and money iransterreu
to me principal cities 01 the United
StateB. Europe and foreign countries.
HOMES FOR SALEs
WILL SELL LOTS IN CORVALLIS,
Oregon, on instalment plan and as
sist parchasers to bnild homes on them
it uesired. Address First National
Bank. Corvallis. Or.
WILL SELL MY LOTS IN NEWPORT,
Or., for spot cash, balance instal
ments, and help parties to build homes
tnereou, it desired. Address M. S.
Woodcock, Corvailie. Or.
Notice w hereby given that the undersigned has
been duly appointed by the County court ol the
Mate ol uregon lor the County ot Benton as ad
ministrator of the estate ot Martha Nichols, de
ceased, and that he has dulv qualified av such ad
ministrator. All persons having claims against
said decedent are nertby notified to present the
same, duly verihed, to me at my . residence m
Corvallis. in Benton County, Oregon, within six
months of the date of this notice.
Dated at Corvallis, Oregon, this Olh day of Ap
R. J. Nichols,
Administrator uthe estate of Martha Nichols,
GOATS Any person wanting tu
buy or take core of some fine goati
while they eat up their brush uuv
'phone or call udoq VYm. H. Savage ,
Corvallit", Oregon. zb'-t
Notice for Publication.
United States Land Omce.
Rosebnrg, Oregon, April 3, 1!I08.
Notice is hereby given that in compliance with
the provisions ot the act of Congres-s ot June 3,
1S78. entitled "An act for the sale of Umber lands
iutlw suite of California, Orwun, Nevada and
V akhir-Kton Territory," as exwuded to all the
Putilic Land status D act ot Auirvwi 4, iso?, tan
V. llawle? ol Corvallis, couury of rienton. state of
Oregon, did on February 19, W0 tie m this
ottice liie sworn statement. No. .t4V4, lor the p
oliate of the SouttiwKst q rt ot SocUon .So. 10
ill Township .No. 14 Suth, Kauje No. 7 West, and
will oiler proof to show tht she land soutit
more rlnab!e fortts tar.ber or one tfuMi tor
agiicultural purposes, and to estaltii?U his cIkmu
o said land tieiore the County Ciork of beufcal
4out.tr at Corvallis, lregun, on Wcdmaday, the
iStfi day ot August. UW6.
He names as witnesses: Sam Bowen of Alma,
Osteon; S. N. Warfteld ot Alsua. orogem; L. H.
Bkwlcy of Corvallis, Orogcu; rt iMiani WarfleJdof
Any and ail persons claiming adversely the above
described lanas are "equMUd to file thmr aiainis in
this ottice on urbtan said It Hi day 01 Augurt,
4.M EbsjamiS L. Eddt, S-gUtcr.
RAISE MORE ALFALFA.
A Crop That Pays Some Figures
From Desert Farms.
The following item from the
Churchill County Eagle will be
of interest to Willamette Valley
farmers who raise or think of
"There is considerable in tne
following concerning the long
established farming district in
"The hay and gram crops of
Carson Valley during the year
1907 brought the farmers the
grand total of $1,380,000. This
only includes the hay and grain
crops and is undoubtedly the
largest amount eve"r received by
them m a single year. A recent
report carefully compiled by the
government reveals the fact that
about 23,000 acres are under j
cultivation in this valley and
during 1907 each acre produced
on an average of three tons and
brought $20 a ton or $60 an
The country mentioned is un
der irrigation from the private
ditches. The water comes from
Sierra Nevada snowbanks, flow
ing down the east slope, through
Carson valley, where the private
ditches carry water to about 23,
000 acres, and on down Carson
river, through Carson Sink val
ley until it finally empties into a
great pond, 20 miles in diameter,
called Carson Sink.
In the Carson Sink valley the
United States government has
constructed a four million dollar
irrigation system, capable of sup
plying water to 200,000 acres of
arid land , land which practically
never receives rain. These lands
are subdivided into farm tracts,
40 to 160 acres each, and many
settlers are locating homesteads
The first cost of leveling the
land is not great, especially when
the settler is able with a team
and scraper to do the work him
self. Compared to the large re
turns from irrigated lands in the
midst ot a desert alive with "pros
perous mining camps and under
a new era of development in ev
ery direction, the first cost of a
desert homestead does not appear
difficult. The transition from
trees, green fields, flowers and
all the refinements of older set
tled districts makes the desert
homestead appear a trifled deso
late at first glance, but, and I
speak from experience, the des
ert has a lure, a "call from the
wild," as Jack London would say,
which irresistably draws one
back, when once acclimated.
I used to think the attractions
of the Willamette Valley climate
and its ideal summer atmosphere
and surroundings held the great
est gravitating influence possi-
FOR CHICKEN LIC&
The Best Louse-killer on the Market
The following ingredients, properly combined, form
the best known remedy for lice on chickens. It is applied
by dusting on the feathers, and also placing in a box where
the fowls may dust themselves with it:
Bran or Shorts v
The above will be put up
The School that Placet
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GOOD TIMES AHEAD.
General Revival of Prosperity
Seems to Have Begun.
Careful analysis of commer
cial, industrial and agricultural
conditionsTijade- by representa
tives of the Record-Herald in
Chicago and throughout the
United States show that business
activity in all lines is decideMly
returning to normal and in some
cases exceeding it. Crops are
unusually large and the number
of unemployed men and of emp
ty railroad cars shows marked
One of Uncle Sam's reliable
business barometers, the post
office receipts, registered an ex
ceptionally reassuring indication
that the business tide through
out, the countrv has taken an
upward turn. In Chicago fully
10,000 railroad ir en have gone
back to work in the last six
months. Half of the men the
packers laid off last winter are
at work again. The idle cars in
the Chicago district have been
reduced one-half since the high
number reached in May.
A large crowd gathered at the
school house, Friday evening, to
witness the graduating exercises
The school room was decorated
with flags, bunting and a profu
sion of beautiful flowers. The
program, as published, was car
ried out in an excellent manner.
This is the last time Mr. Denman
will be with us in the capacity
of county school superintendent.
Many -of the children have
passed from the primer class to
receive their diplomas during
The Children's Day exercises
on Sunday were very largely at
tended. The spirited singing
and sweet recitations by the lit
tie children, a basket dinner and
greeting of the friends who were
with us from Blodgett, Turn Turn
aud other places made this day
one long to be remembered.
We are glad to report that WiV
Coote, who has been suffering
from a siege of pneumonia at Al
bany, is recovering.
Mrs. Clara Baker is spending
her vacation with Mr. and Mrs
John Duncan. She had employ
ment the past year in Nevada.
A. M. Grav and family of
Philomath visited at the Under
hill home the first of the week
ble ; but those who have lived
npon the desert will agree with
me that the latter has a superior
attraction. I cannot dehne it.
know it exists.
J. H. Wilson.
to order at Graham
WASHINGTON AND TENTH STREETS
WRITE FOR CATALOG
You in a Good PositionO
The Washington State Press
Association enjoyed one of their j
best annual conventions at Van
couver during three days of last;
week. A trip up the Columbia
river, a trolley ride to Portland J
and a banquet at Vancouver;
were among the features enjoyed.
Judge George T. Baldwin, vice
president of the Oregon Develop
ment League, and W. O. Smith,
editor of the Klamath Falls Fve
ning Herald, were in Portland,
Saturday, as a special committee
from the Klamath Falls Cham
ber of Commerce to invite the
Y. M. C. A. excursion party
which goes to Crater Lake, Au
gust 7th, to arrange their itiner
ary so as to N include a visit to
Tlie colonist rates from all
points in the East to all points
in Oregon commence Sept. 1st
and continue until October rflst.
Every commercial organization
and every citizen or Oregon
should begin to make these rates
the subject of every letter that
eoes out of the state. The fare
is $30 from the Missouri Kiver
noints. St. Paul. Duluth. and
Winnipeg: $33 from St. Louis
and $38 from Chicago, with pro
portionate rates from every point
in the United btates.
No meeting was ever called in
Oregon which has attracted the
universal enthusiasm that has
been created by the Oregon Good
Roads Conference, which is to be
held in the Convention hall, 6th
floor, of the Portland Commer
cial Club on Tuesday, August
11th. An effort will be made to
call the meeting to order prompt
ly at 9:30 a. m. so that there
may be a morning, an afternoon
and an evening session. The
railroads have made a rate of a
fare and a third for the round
trip for this occasion. Delega
tions representing every grange,
the commercial bodies and the
different counties to be appointed
by the county judges, are already
reporting that they will be pres
ent. Every editor in the state
is a delegate at large, as is the
mayor of every city and every
county commissioner. A pro
gram is being prepared, but ev
ery effort will be made to get rid
of long winded speeches and to
get down to actual work that will
A Unique Leap-Year Dance.
An attractive leap-year dance
is described in Woman's Home
Companion for August. Each
girl sends to the gentleman she
has chosen to be her escort, an
invitation to the dance, stating
at what time he should call for
The girls agree among them
selves to exchange places, and
each girl is masked and dressed
o represent some distinguished
character. When the guest:
have all arrived at the hall, each
guest is given a slip ot paper
and a pencil, to guess who each
girl is. A prize may be given to
the one guessing the most cor
rectly. Before unmasking, each man
has the first dance with the girl
with whom he came. Afterward
comes the unmasking, and the
surprise if the girl has played
her part well.
Tommy's maiden aunt had
called attention to some of that
young man's misdemeanors, and
thereby caused him to be pun
ished. Tommy pondered a whiU
and then asked: -'Papa, will lit
tle sister Gladys be an aunt t
my children when lam aman?;
"Yes, Tom my," answered hi.
rather, nvu-h interested. "Win
do you ask?"
" 'C use she might as well get
married and have a home of
own, for I don't intend to 'lov
any aunts to stay around m
house, making trouble for mj
children." The Woman's Home
Companion for August.
Of Oregon Meets in Portland next
The following circular has
been sent out by the
Corvaiais, Ore., July 15,
The Oregon State Horticultural Society
will meet in Portland, Oregon, December
first, in annual session. It will likewise
introduce the sixteenth annual conven
tion of the Northwest Fruit Growers'
Association, which organization will de
liberate during the three following days.
This "Horticultural Week" in Portland
will be the biggest mid-winter fruit
growers', packers' and shippers' meeting
ever held on the coast. Representative
horticulturists from all parts of the
Pacific Northwest will be in attendance,
while eminent teachers, experimenters
and authors from various sections of the
continent will favor the convention with
addresses, lectures and demonstrations.
An especially attractive feature of the
occasion will be the very large display
of deciduous fruits including pears, ap
ples, prunes and nuts in both commercial
pack'and plate display. The Oregon
State Horticultural Society will offer an
exceptionally fine selection of cups for
best displays, commercial pack. This in
itself will bring out a lively contest and
many splendid exhibits, besides, there
will" be several most excellent non-com'
petitive displays from the leading
There are a dozen first-class fruit
growing sections in the northwest each
one of which is just as good, or better,
than the others. At this meeting these
sections promise to outdo all former dis
plays of winter fruits, thus assuring a
rare treat to our visitors from the east
and over across the seas, for this is
really an international event at which
consumer, buyer and producer will meet
for conference, discussion and good
This announcement is for the purpose
primarily of enlisting your support in
behalf of the display. It is time you
were thinking about what part you will
take on this feature of the convention.
Do something? just as much- as yoa -can.'
Exhibit standards in commercial packs
or new or little known varieties on plates
or otherwise, but. for the good name of
your district, do something, the best
you may to keep the community credit
at the top.
In a few weeks the horticultural and
farm papers will have a full list of awards
together with the conditions of competi
tion. Do not lose sight of the fact that
this is one of the very best places at
which you can do good work for your
Thousands will visit the fruit exhibit
and will gather from it a far better opinion
of your products than it is possible to
obtain from any amount of printed
As an educational event there has
never been any occasion in the northwest
to approach it in comprehensiveness.
The association had a grand time at
Vancouver last year, the best up to that
date. This year the association is a year
older and in consequence must be bigger,
better and entitled to greater respect.
This is the most comprehensive organiza
tion of its kind on the continent and
Portland is going to entertain the visit
ing delegates in a style befitting their
rank and their glorious occupation.
You will miss a great big enthusiastic
educational - meeting if you a re not in
Portland, Oregon, December 1-5, '08.
E. R. Lake, Secretary.
Verily the country is post card
mad. Throughout the length
and breadth of the land the jcraze
for post cards is felt and requests
are made by everyone of every
one else, "Please send me a card
for my collection." Recently, in
a local hardware store a fine
pocket knife was sold, and when
it was removed from the box the
following note was found written
on the inside bottom of the paste
board case: "Please send me a
souvenir postal from your town
and I will send one in return.
Miss Edith Nelson," etc. Then
followed her number and street
address in Chicago. Merchants
.ind tr?.-lesTeopio generally say
such things are quite common
iceurrt uces, the requests being
onii.i tucKca away 111 various
;rt cl s and worded iu various
The Baptist church is under
going repairs on the interior,
and Sui-day services will be
held in a tent on the church
lawn until the repairs are completed.
ESQ BOOST FOR GOOD ROADS
Plan to Hold a Monster Meeting In St.
Paul In December.
Unless something unforeseen occurs
St. Taul will probably entertain some
time next December the biggest good
roads meeting ever held In Minnesota
or the surrounding states. George VV.
Cooley, state highway engineer, is
planning on such a meeting, and if the
necessary arrangement can be made.
as now seems probable, it will be held.
The idea of holding a monster good
roads meeting was conceived by Mr.
Cooley after the meeting recently held
in St rani, to which the county com
missioners as well as others interested
In good roads were invited. This meet
ing showed the widespread Interest
taken in the matter throughout the
state. He expected between 100 anU
200 to attend, but the attendance grew
to about 500, says the St. raul rioueer
Press. The same feeling has been
shown in the meetings which he has
addressed in the smaller towns
throughout the state, the fanners com
ing in to attend the meetings in large
numbers and showing an active Inter
est in the good road problem.
"If the meeting is held it will cover
the field thoroughly," said Mr. Cooley.
"It will be an exposition of roadmak
ing ' machinery and materials, with
practical talks by, men of wide experi
ence in the various details of the work.
In a large meeting of this kind much
better results can be obtained than by
the smaller local meetings because in
such a meeting as we expect to hold
the manufacturers will have exhibits
of all kinds of machinery used in road
making, and we can have speakers of
wide experience at such a meeting
which is impossible for all of the
smaller meetings. A question box
would be a feature, and through this
means any one confronted by special
problems in roadmaklng would be
able to get the advice of the men quali
fied to give It
"I have not yet decided definitely on
the plan, but there is a general de
mand for such a meeting, and if it
can possibly be done the plans will be
carried out." .
Mr. Cooley's plan Is to eliminate the
"hot air" talks about good roads gen
erally and to make it an instructive
meeting by having men go to St Paul
who know about the practical details
of roadmaklng. Those who will go
will do so for the purpose of learning
something about the building of good
roads, and if isthe'iiileiiliou' iu -ueet
this expectation fully. The meeting
will probably last one week. The ex
hibits will cover stone crushers, road
rollers, steel and concrete bridge work,
culverts and all sorts of machinery
and material used In road building.
IMPORT OF GOOD ROADS. 1
Points In Legitimate Support of Buildi
ing and Maintaining Them.
Good roads are a benefit to the farm
ers because they render transportation
of farm products easier; they facilitate
travel and shorten the time to ana
from town or city markets; they are,
humane in that they lighten the draft
for horses; they make driving on pleas
ure or business trips more enjoyable;
they foster a neighborly spirit through
communication; they are an aid to the
federal government in establishing
free rural delivery mail routes; they
are business promoters and a credit to
an aboument foe good roads.
any community, state or nation and,
finally, are an index to the intelligence,
prosperity and activity of the people.
All these points are in legitimate
support of the construction and main
tenance of good roads, says the South
ern Cultivator. Many other reasons
might be cited in their favor. It docs
seem anomalous that, amid all our
boasted national progress, this great
necessity of modern civilization should
be kept so far in the background.
' The nation needs hotter and more
substantial highways, and it is hope
fr.l' to see indications that this subject
v.ill soon receive more attention from
our national and state lawmakers than
heretofore. The importance of good
rural righways is being more thor
oughly recognized by business men and
legislators than ever before, and the
farmers need no argument to convince
them that better roads will improve
their business materially.