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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1909)
Our July sales this year were greater than any previous
There's a Reason For It
THE HALF MOON.
It's because we have the goods the people want and
make our prices an attraction.
We Want To Do Even Better
Many Bargains in every department will save you
lots of dollars.
Lawns and All Summer Fabrics
At Prices Never Offered Before
See our line of goods, get our low . prices, buy here and ,'
J. H.; HARRIS j
PRELIMIN A R Y ANNOUNC EMENT
SEPTEMBER 8-9-10, 1909 AT
As "Fair," invitation extended to local and outside exhib
itors of Live Stock, in all classes. Special rates on S- P. and
C. & E. R. R. Fair Association provides FREE shied and
tent room. FREE hay and water and experienced care
takers for stock not accompanied by owners. Local and out
side exhibits of fruit, vegetables, flowers also of useful and
ornamental articles invited.
As "Festival" interest and amusement for all hours of the
three days provided. Ball games, races, athletics. Races
for moter boath and row boats. Baloon ascenions. Clean
and bright shows. Special program each evening.
Cheap fares on railroads. 1 Campers welcome. Camping
grounds, hay and water furnished. Further information
C. B. Crosno, Secretary
TOLEDO - - OREGON
THE CANNON BURST.
V. E. WATTERS'
The Benton County
Heal Estate Agent
1T If you have anything to buy, sell or exehange, see us. No padded
: prices, f As to our responsibility, and methods oi doing business, we refer
you to the business men of Corvallis. If Some splendid bargains send for
list. .-....! - ' : . .
Biggest and Best Paper in theWillamette Valley
Tragedy In a Celebration to Honor
" President Tyler.
In' 1844 an accident took, place In the
American navy the explosion of a big
gun, the Peacemaker, on board the frig
ate Princeton, off Broad! bay, in the
Potomac river, eight miles below
Those killed were Abel Upshur of
Virginia, secretary of state; Thomas
W. Gilmer, governor of Virginia;
Commodore Keinon of the navy, Rep
resentative Sykes of New Jersey, Rep
resentative Maxey of Maryland and
Mr. Gardiner, an ex-member of con
gress from New York.
The severely wounded were William
.Wilkins of Pennsylvania, secretary of
war; Miss Wickliffe, daughter of the
postmaster general; Colonel Dade,
Colonel Benton, Judge Phelps of Ver
mont, Commodore Stockton, command'
er of the Princeton, and nine seamen
On Feb. 28, 1844, President Tyler,
the members of his cabinet and their
families and' many otlfer prominent
persons, said to number over 400, were
invited by Commodore Stockton to
spend the day on the frigate Prince
ton, which was lying at anchor off
Alexandria. After the guests were on
hoard anchor was weighed for a short
sail on the Potomac, and the ship pro
ceeded down the river to a point be
low Fort Washington. On the trip
down the heaviest piece of ordnance
on the frigate was fired several times,
presumably -as a matter of entertain
ment for the company. The gun had
been constructed from a model 'made
by Commodore Stockton, and Presl
dent Tyler expressed a decided inter
est in the weapon. At 2 o'clock in
the afternoon on the return trip the.
Princeton anchored off Broad bay, and
the company was invited to luncheon
in the cabins below the gun deck.
After luncheon Commodore Stockton
proposed that the gun be fired once
more as a salute, he said, to the mem
ory of the great peacemaker, George
Washington. President Tyler, his cab-;
Inet and a number of gentlemen ' re-
paired to the gun deck.
As the gun was fired the breech end
from the trunnion's back was blown
off, and this section was split in twain.
One-half of it fell on Secretary Up
shur. Two sailors removed it, but the
secretary expired in a few moments.
Governor Gilmer had been struck and
killed by this section of the gun be
fore it felled Mr. Upshur. The party
on the gun deck' was. scattered, and
the" whole ship shook, under the force
of the explosion. .
The excitement was great -The bod
ies were removed' from the Princeton,
taken to Washington, placed in hearses
at the wharf and carried to the White
House, where they lay in the east room
till the day of the funeral a day of
general public mourning. Exchange.
Duplicate of Henry Hudson' Craft ,
Sent From Holland on a Freighter. 1
The Half Moon, a near reproduction
of Henry Hudson's queer ocean going
craft, which recently arrived at New
York on the Holland-America freighter
Soestdyk, was sent by the people of
Holland as a token of good fellowship
to take part in the Hudson-Fulton eel-.
ebration commemorating the discovery
of the Hudson river and Robert Ful
ton's epoch making trip in the first
The Half Moon is built of, heavy oak ;
timber with the high poop and long
nosed prow now .seen only in prints of '
Dutch and Spanish galleons. She is j
of eighty tons displacement, 63 feet
long, 18 feet beam and draws VA feet
of water.. Her crew consists of twen
ty men. The vessel is rigged with
hand woven ' sails, will carry hand
worked flags and is antique enough in
her fittings to confuse the best sea
On deck there is a carved figure
head to which ropes can be fastened.
Roughly carved heads ornament the
woodwork, and a wooden pump lends
an ancient air to the ship. Forward is i
a, raised deck, and in front of that' the
prison, whose inmates were drenched
every time the prow dipped under
water. Two cannon are mounted
amidships on the 'tween decks, whos
ceiling is so low that one has to bend
nearly double to get along, and port
holes on either side allow these weap
ons to be used.
A library, or, rather, a bookshelf,
has been fitted up. It' contains the
books which Hudson took with him
a Bible, a prayer book and books of
voyages. A chart is spread out on
the cabfn tables, and near at hand are
compass and measuring instruments,
sandglass and the rough nautical in
struments of the time. A gun or two
in a rack a-nd a pile of shot and bags
of powder are shown, together with a
copy of the supposed contract which
Hudson TmS with the Dutch East In
dia company, the original being lost.
The old Dutch East India company,
which had its chief office in Amster
dam, caused all its vessels to be
marked with the initial letter of the
port from which they sailed, and on
the stern of the duplicate of the Half
Moon the letter "A" indicates this cus
tom. Other signs painted on the ves
sel include a starry heaven, with com
et, planet and a half moon. Below this
is the. name on a scroll in Dutch, "De
Halve Maen,"" while underneath are
the- arms of Amsterdam and of the
Lieutenant Lam, who will play the
part of Hendrik Hudson on the Half
Moon, will be clad in the style of cap
tains of such vessels in the beginning
of the seventeenth century, and, the
men under him will be dressed in the
fashion in vogue in Holland at that
period. 'ji.-' v
REBUKE FOR BREWER.
Justice's Income Tax Views Utterly
Absurd, Says Senator Brown.
Characterizing as "utterly ridiculous,
absurd and senile" the statement ac
credited to Justice David J." Brewer of
the supreme- court of the United States
in his recent Milwaukee speech to the
effect that under a national income tax
hvw states would be "taxed not only
out of their existence, but out of their
vitality,"" Senator Brown of Nebraska,
author of the first resolution to refer
the . question to state legislatures, said
the other day:
I cannot believe that the report
contained in the morning papers is
correct. It puts Justice Brewer in the
position of contending that if the fed
eral; government has the power to tax
incomes such power will be taken
away from the states. In no way, un
der no circumstances, would the pro
posed amendment to the constitution
give the federal government 'power to
tax any state out of either existence
or vitality. The tax would be laid!
under the proposed amendment on
the incomes of the citizens of all states
for federal purposes alone, and the
amendment would in no way with
draw from the states the power they
already have to tax incomes for state
and municipal purposes."
Senator Brown said he thought there
must have been some mistake in the
report of the justice's speech.
In my judgment, every state in the
Union will ratify the amendment at
its. first opportunity," "continued the
senator. "The present agitation all
over the country looking to the calling
of special sessions of the legislatures
for the purpose of ratifying the amend
ment is conclusive evidence that the
public , minds are aroused upon the
question and determined that congress
shall have the power to lay and col
lect taxes on incomes."
Must reduce our stock at once.
Will be at home in the Whiteside
building, opposite Palace theater
Corvallis agents for the Redfern Whalebone
L & G. B. ANDERSON
Summer Kates East
During the Season 1909
Southern Pacific Co.
To OMAHA and Return - - $62.60
To KANSAS CITY and Return $62.60
To ST. LOUIS and Return - - $70.10
To CHICAGO and Return - - $75.10
arad to other principal cities in the East, Middle West and South.
Correspondingly low fares.
On Sato Juno 2, 3; July 2, 3f August 11, 12
To DENVER and Return - - $57.60
On Sato May 17,, July 1, August II
Going transit limit io days from date of sale, final return limit October
These tickets present some very attractive features in the way o stop
over privileges, and choice of routes; thereby enabling passengers to- make
side-trips to many interesting points enroute.
Rooting on the return trip through California may te had at a slight
advance over the rates quoted.
Fall particulars, sleeping car reservations and tickets will be furnished
by R. C. LINNVILLE, Southern Pacific local agent at Corvallis or
WE M'MURRAY, General Passenger Agent
' Fishing In a Missouri House.
The unusual sport of catching fish
111 lli.T y n icoiucuLt - J -' - I
of Jefferson Nichols of Butler, Mo.
Nichols and his family were driven
from their home by the recent flood.
Returning to ascertain how much dam
age had been done, Nichols saw many
fish swimming around in the down
stairs rooms, where the water was still
more than a foot deep.. He barricaded
the doors and in less than an hour
had caught more than 300 pounds of
fish, which found a ready market, ow
ing to scarcity of fresh meat. One fish
weighed thirty-two pounds. . '
and all kinds of
Can be found here at prices that
cannot be duplicated for goods
of similar fine quality. A good
fisherman knows and appreciates
good rods, lines, etc. All of
which can be had at our estab
ishment. Heater & Harrington
SUCCESSORS TO M. M. LONG
Phone 126 Corvallis, Oregon
Farm Work by Moonlight. j
E. L- Kichards, . who lives on the
Owens bottom farm, northeast of
Lebo, ' Kan., - used the fine moonlight
bights recently , in preference to the
daytime. The days were so unbeara
bly hot that Mr.JRlchards slept and let
his horses rest in daytime and culti
vated corn at night. In this way he
missed the extreme hot weather.
GEO. W. DENMAN
Attorney at Law
. CORVALLIS, OREGON
Office in Fischer building, over Graham
& Wortham drug store
THE PALM CAFE
VJDITO & RIETMAN, Props.
Six o'clock Dinners Banquets, Dinner
. Parties and Sunday Dinners'
Next Palace Theater, CorraIlis,0re.
Powerful and rapid well ma
chine run by gasoline engine.
Wind mill pump repairing,
and drove wells a specialty.
Place your orders now before the
season's rush work is on.
A. N. HARLAN
Box 526 Corvallis, Oregon
Taunton & Bur nap
Makers of Best Cement Walks in Town
All work guaranteed first
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the City Stables
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'Everything new and up to
date. Rigs furnished on
short notice. Call
and give us a
E. E. WILSON
; Attorney At Law
Zierolf Bldg. Corvallis, Oregon
JOSEPH H. WILSON
Attorney at Law
Office: Burnett "Building,