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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 2, 1909)
KIAY WIN OUT
-A 1 ' "-'
CHANCES DECIDEDLY IN FAVOR
i- AT THREE O'CLOCK.
300 VOTES .WILL BE - CAST
Few Job's . Addition People Had Voted
at Time of Going to Press. The
. Friends of Charter Have Hope of
Good Majorityf or Document.
OLD TIMER DEM
Thomas J. 'Blair, of Salem, to
Buried at Corvallis Tomorrow.
BIG FELLOWS WILL
E TO CITY
: At three o'clock 190 votes hid
been cast for or against the pro
posed city charter. While there
3 no way of getting an accurate
line-up on the ; vote, men about
the voting ; place during the day
say that up to three o'clock the
prospect .was that the charter
would carry by a large majority.
In fact, no opposition seemed to
manifest itself during the morn
ing and more than a few were
enthusiastically for. Common
Tumor locates the greater opposi
tion to the new charter in . Job's
addition, and at 3 o'clock few of
these people had voted. How-
but if it isn't there is ample time
for them to roll up their, entire
.strength. - -T
Mayor Watters, the city coun
very anxious that the charter be
, accepted, formulated the follow
ing resolution and the same was
passed by the city council Satur
- "Resolved, By the Common
Council of the city of Corvallis,
Oregon, that it stands pledged as
follows: That in the event of the
adoption of the proposed new
Jcharterat the election to be held
in said city August 2nd, 1909,
j i j ? j i ir i
xnai any provision xnereoi mat
may be deemed objectionable and
" not to the best interests of said
city, that we, as the Common
Council of said city, will, upon
any petition presented and signed
by 15 per cent of the qualified
voters of said city, re-submit any
such objectionable provisions to
the voters of said city at a spec
ial election for rejection or for
confirmation as may be deter
mined at such special election,
300 Votes Today
inis resolution was printed in
-circular form and scattered about
the city yesterday and today and
what bearing it will have is a
' matter of conjecture. Some say
it was a mistake, others say it is
a needed assurance.
It is expected that the entire
vote will not exceed 300. At the
recent city election 596 votes
were cast. At the election at
"which the proposed new charter
was turned down the full num
ber of votes were cast, that be
ing the state year. The majority
against the charter was 45.
H. H. Glassford, Roy Raber
and E. D. Horgan, as judges.
and C. E. Peterson and E. D.
: Hendricks, as clerks, are tend
ing to the business end of the
election and frankly admit they
are open to bribes of any sort
. cigars, pie, ice cream, root beer
. or anything else. They have to
have something to keep them
The Gazette-Times 50c per month.
Thomas J. Blair died at Salem
yesterday, at the age of 78 years.
The remains will be brought to.
Corvallis ; for burial tomorrow
(Tuesday) arriving on the train
from. Albany about, 1 o'clock.
The Masonic order,- of which ; he
was an old and honored member,
will have charge "of the services.
The funeral cortege will go direct
from the train to the Masonic
cemetery where Dr. Bell will
make a few remarks. T. J. - Blair
was a citizen of Corvallis for
years, up until about 20 "years
ago, wnen ne removed to .Pendle
ton, where he has made his resi
dence most ot the time since.
Old friends and acquaintances
are invited to attend the funeral.
An -members of the lodge and
visiting Masons are requested, to
meet at the Temple tomorrow,
Tuesday afternoon, at one o'clock
sharp to meet, the body of the de
ceased brother at the train and
then proceed to the Masonic ceme
tery where the .committal service
will be said.
TWEOTY CURS OF PRUNES
Big Orchard North of Corvallis Will
Ship That Many After August 20.
'A . . - -,V -.
yim. Sayre, purchaser of the
EASTERN AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE pJim6S n,.the. 0rchaT north
ui viuivauis, is nere making ar
rangements preliminary to pack
ing" He expects to begin pick
ing jiot later than August 20, and
i estimates that the orchard con
tains from fifteen to twenty -cars
of prunes. About fifty pickers
will? be required and more than
tnaf number of packers. Mr.
. Mart a
About &3V easterners Will tome on a
Special Train August 20 and Take a SayVe is planning to do the pack-
Lookat the College ; and Country
A terrible tragedy or accident
occured in the Josephine County
caves yesterday when Frank
Ellis,, a Grants Pass druggist,
was shot and skilled. Just how
the accident happened it is 1 im
possible to tell,, as the. telephone
line was notT working, ana the
station nearest the caves has
been abandoned by the messen
ger to take in the Coroner,
Deputy Sheriff and Dr. J. C.
Smith, who left in automobiles
or the scene of the tragedy.
First word was that Ellis had
been foully dealt with, but this
theory is scouted by lis friends,
who think he was accidently
shot, being mistaken for a wild
animal. Ellis and his wife, ac
companied by Arthur Vinyard
and bride, made up a party
with two other women, who
eft that city last Tuesday for a
camping and hunting trip at
The telephone operator at
Provolt, a midway station,, says
that, so far as she can learn
Ellis was shot in the third room
which is about 400 or 500 feet
from the entrance and on the
upper floor. The party who
called the Coroner reported
that three persons were at the
mouth of the caves when Ellis
and his wife went in, and thai
the supposition is some persons
inside fired the fatal shot.
Ellis' parents resident Dallas,
Or. He was zl years old and
was married about three months,
Corvallis will entertain a body
of very distinguished citizens on
August 20th. y About 250 dele
gates to the annual convention of
the. Association of Agricultural
Colleges and Experiment Stations
will come down from. Portland to
see" the college at this place,, and
arrangements have been;.made
for ' them to remain over nignt.
'he . distinguished , gentlemen;
with their wives, will come on a
special train, arriving here dur
ing the afternoon of Friday, the
20th. They will be given supper,
bed and breakf ast, and will leave
Corvallis some time during the
morning of August 21. ,", '
This "honor comes to us as a re-
Hops Bring 21c
PRESIDENTS AND ASSOCIATES.
0 REMAIN HERE OVER NIGHT
TO THE COAST
BIG CROWD AND THE CUSTOM
TRAINS BUCK NEAR SUMMIT
Will be Entertained inr this City.
ingjin the building adjoining the
orvams creamery, liirlsorwo
me who desire employment for
a .month after the 20th might do
welj to call on Mr. Sayre person
ally, or by 'phone, at the Hotel
The Excursion as Viewed by One of
Sweet Disposition Naturally
, All Excursions Give Public Any
thing but Square Deal.
When a man doesn't get lost
in -such a gathering as that of
the National Educational Associ
tion at' Denver, he is of some
significance.' The following in
Denver correspondence to Mu
sical America, New York's fore
most musical monthly, is very
complimentary, and self-explanatory:
v ;.. " ." '
"'William Frederic Gaskins, di
rector of the School of Music at
Oregon Agricultural College, Cor
vallis, Ore., is in Denver, taking
ciiltr lacanna TrvVn C' XfJWttv
suit of the Agricultural College Gaskins will later proceed to
being located here. Those in at
tendance at the Portland conven
tion will be the heads of Eastern
agricultural colleges and experi
ment stations and these are anxi
ous to view the college here. That
desire is made keener by -the fact
that President W. j. Kerr," as
New York and continue his stud
ied - there. under- john Jjenms
Mehan, completing his course
with Mr. Wilcox on his Westward
home trip. : Mr. Gaskins," "who is
a teacher of fine abilities and a
'broad-gauge man generally, has ! engine pushing first
more than doubled the attendance grade.
The Sunday excursion to New
port was a hummer. The diary
of a passenger shows:
Twenty minutes late in starting
bame old rush lor seats; none
.'. Same old cattle cars,' dirty and
Same "smart alecks" who drink
booze in the car vestibules.
Late at Yaquina.
Half -hour wait at Yaquina for
Same old mile-an-hour rate
across the bay.
Same old extremely hazardous
and : dangerous crowding of
4:30 and 5:30, on boat again.
Usual senseless crowding.
At Yaquina again crazy rush
for train. , . .
Same old hunt for seats. - ,V-
x First section stalled at Summit
grade.' - ' -
Half -hour wait for return of
This is the history of all excur
sions on the (J. & and every
other road in the U. S. ; Though
the excursions pay more clear
profit than any other trains runt
the public is ever given the poor- .
est service on these. The excur
sion trains are always made up
of cast-off cars, are sent out pulled
bv engines not capable of doing
the work, are invariably late
I starting and returning, and few
are the excursions that, do not
have a break-down or accident of
But the public likes the excur
sionsbecause they cost little
money. Excursionists ,are, as a
rule, a class of people willing to
put up with air sorts of incon
veniences, and they are given
plenty of them to put up with.
The Sunday, excursion to New
port may be commended for two
things the fact that there was
plenty of water on the train both
going and coming, and that offi
cials kept rowdies from becoming
obnoxious at any time. Most ex
cursions do not provide sufficient
water and frequently drunken
rows and shooting scrapes are
plentiful: The C. & E. people,
have determined to break up all
rowdyism on excursions and are
The two trains to Newport
Sunday carried about 500 people.
One hundred and ten went from
Corvallis. The day at the beach
was a beautiful one, the sun
shining brightly and the wind be
ing noted for its absence.
1 ' J i.1 A? 1 T
vice-president oi me nauonai as- . .ha rwo1i;; 0w rt V AVol nlK.- 1 9
soaation, knows, and is personal- first:year of h!s directorship, and hour and a half late.
w' Tr J 1 v t - it seems that he will make it the1! But everybody had a fine day
. j . a . . ioremost musical insuiuuon oi ax ine Deacn ana were giaa xo gei to-date millinery ana iurnishmsf es
m',ttJT """T . r Oregon in a short time." I home, evenjat 12 o'clock. tabiishments in the state,
itsBuuauuiauu ouppicuicnuii unco
The Elite Millinery plans a very
commendable new feature for. Corval
lis. When moved into their new Btora
room on north Main, the Whiteside
building, a rest room with various con
veniences will be provided. Easy
chairs, writing desks, paper and read
ing matter will be provided. It is in
tended to offer the ladies a long-needed
place where they may spend a few
minutes in rest while in the city shop
ping. The Andersons say they propose
to give Corvallis one oi the most up-
also meeting at Portland at this
time, came across the continent
to hold their convention.
In their trip down the valley in
their special, furnished by the
Portland Commercial Club, the
distinguished people will be
stopped at but two other places-
Dundee and Salem.
The club hopes to show the vis
itors proper courtesies upon their
arrival here. The people will be
expected to care for them, and
the club will probably arrange
some public affair. The oppor
tunity to make an impression is a
great one, as these people come
from as many different sections
fas there are delegates, and these
are the men who will talk upon
We announce the first showing of Fall,
1909, Ladies' Suits
Twenty-one cents was offered, for
crop of 500 bales of Independence hops
yesterday by Julius Pincus and there is
reason to believe another dealer made
an offer of the same price. Offers of
21 cents were also made during the day
in Yakima and in Sonoma. These bids
definitely fixed the market for the day
at the 21-cent level, but so strong was
the feeling that dealers late in the day
had their agents out trying to get op
tions at 22 1-2 cents. '.
There has been free bidding in sev
eral parts of the state at 20 cents since
the middle of the week and some con
tracts were made at this figure. Among
them were contracts made by ; Klaber,
Wolf & Netter with D. P. Taylor, of
Independence, for50,000 pounds; with
E. M. Y6ung, Independence, for 20,000
pounds, - and with ; Harry --Losey, of
Airlie, for 15,000 pounds. Julius Pincus
A. K. Russ and family have gone to
Seattle to take in the - fair. A. C.
White is taking care of the store.
The Rural Carriers' convention end
ed Saturday evening with the election
of H. M. Cummings, a local man, to
the state presidency. This is a splen
did honor worthily bestowed. .
Wanted Hay And Oats
Wanted Five to ten carloads of good
cheet hay and two carloads of oats.
F. Oi B. cars, any station on C. & E.
road. - Write price" to me. R. N. War-
nock, Liveryman, Toledo, Oregon.
"- . ; - ,: 7-29-lt-d-2t-w
You can secure the newest designs of
the foremost style creators The new
est and freshest fashions that are of
fered anywhere. You will find them
remarkably moderate in price.
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY
paid 20 cents to W." W. Percival, Inde
pendence, for 40.000 pounds. -
The pressing desire of buyers to get
contracts is shown by', the fact that !
many of the stipulations in such agree
ment are now being ignored, and dealers
are ottering to contract with growers
and not specify quality, freedom from
mold or other particulars. -