The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921, August 10, 1909, Image 1

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VOL. I. NO. 85
Wants all the Business Houses to Have
Open Fronts Council Will Hold an
Extra Session Each Month to Consid
er Increasing Business.
The Corvallis City Council is
getting busy with a vengeance.
Unable to wade throug the in
creasing business in a monthly
meeting, a second regular meet
ing for each month has been
provided. Hereafter the council
will meet on the first and third
Monday evenings at 7:30 and
continue in session until 10:30,
unless the members have talked
themselves down before that
time. But there's little danger
of that, for all of the councilimen
, are lusty talkers, and the busi
ness of Corvallis is getting to
be very extensive. At the meet
ing last night all members, with
the exception of Cordley, Bogue
and Gray, were present
-1 v New Ordinances
i ne oromanice committee was
instructed to prepare an ordi
nance providing for the exten
sion of the cement walk district
to include Monroe, Madison and
Jefferson streets to their west
ern terminus. 'The provision
now is that all new walks laid
east of Ninth street shall be of
cement -.
The council asked that the com
mittee draft an ordinance defin
ing the fire limits and covering
condemnation of walks and build-
ings. This ordinance will be dis
cussed by the council and aired
thoroughly before it is either
passed or rejected. Those inter
ested should keep track of this
ordinance that they may voice
either a protest or speak in favor.
An ordinance requiring all
business buildings to have an
open front was ordered prepared.
This probably refers directly to
the Whitehorn building on Sec
ond street, but is intended to ap
ply to any and all.
. Another ordinance covering the
matter of requiring permits for
the laying of cement walks was
ordered drafted.
xne Dona oi L. a.. Davis, as
city treasurer, was referred to
the attorney.
and Lulu Spangler, who sang
"Nearer My God to Thee" and
"Abide With me," as duets,
very affectingly.
The remains were conveyed to
Crystal Lake cemetery, followed
by many friends, fellow Masons
in particular. At the grave the
Masonic committal service was
carried out in full, Worshipful
Master Frank Groves being very
efficient M. S. Woodcock, Z. H.
Davis, J. H. Wilson, W. C. Cor
bett, David Osburn and Tira
Smith were the pall-bearers.
Erastus Holgate was a man of
sterling character, splendid pur
poses and lived a life worthy of
emulation. Few men pass to
their last resting place with
greater good wil attending them
than is the portion of Judge Holgate.
Reuben Wells and Mae Green Princi
pals in Elaborate Wedding at
La Grande. What Star Says.
The funeral service over the
remains of Judge E, Holgate
. was held at the family residence,
7th and Monroe, this morning at
10 o'clock. A large number of
old friends were present to pay
: their last tribute of respect to
the venerable gentleman whose
life in this community was use
ful and above reproach. Evan P.
Hughes delivered the , . funeral
sermon, and music was furnish
ed by Genevieve Baum-Gaskins
Several days ago the Gazette-Times
mentioned the marriage of Ruben E.
Wills, of this city, to Laura Mae Green,
of LaGrande, the ceremony taking
place at the latter city August 4. The
affair was elaborate and beautiful, the
LaGrande Morning Star' having the
following account: . j :.. , ;,
f "Mr. Ruben Ernest Wills, and Miss
Laura Mae Green -were united in holy
matrimony last ''evening- a -6 clock at
the home of the bride's parents on N
street. - Shortly before the ceremony
between forty and fifty guests assem
bled in the parlor where the decora
tions were prevailing green and white,
a magnificent bouquet of red roses,
and many red candles contrasting beau
tifully with an elaborate evergreen
background. Broad satin ribbon was
looped about among the evergreens,
and a white fur rug made the beauty
of the marriage corner complete.
"Bid Me Love," was sung softly and
with feeling by Mr. C. F. Williams
ust before the first chords of the
bridal march were struck by Miss Ruth
Bush. .The bridal party appeared
promptly . at 6 o'clock. Miss Green
was dressed in white satin and carried
bride's roseswhile her bride's maid,
Miss Ivy Long, wore blue silk and car
ried white carnations. Mr. Wills was
attended by Mr. Ralph Reynolds. . The
Rev. C. E. Deal performed the ring
ceremony, ana congratulations, and
good wishes were then lavished upon
the happy bride and groom.
"Immediately after the ceremony,
O. A. C. boys to the number of ten
formed in the cosy corner and gave
the old college yell, this action break
ing the solemnity of the occasion and
bringing- to Mr. Wills pleasant mem
ories of other days.
From 6:30 to 7:30 a reception was
held, and a three course luncheon ser
ved. The colors of the dining room
were pink and green, there being deli
cately tinted pink sweet peas, ever
greens, and pink candles used as decor
ations. The first course of the lunch
eon consisted of sandwiches, pressed
chicken, and olives; . the second course
of fruit salad and wafers; the last of
pineapple sherbet, cake, mints and
orange punch. ,
"The bride received many handsome
gifts, which were displayed in the re
ception room whose floral decorations
were white lilies. Silver, cut glass,
china, gold, linen, pillows, pictures,
books, a library table, Steinway piano,
$100 dining- room set from the bride's
uncle at Red Wing, Minn., range and
complete kitchen outfit from the mother
of Mr. Wills, . and Mr. Wills was pre
sented with several fine volumes of
law books by Mrs. Carrol and son.
"Mr. and Mrs. Wills amid the fare
wens oi meir inenas leit on the even
ing tram for Portland. They expect to
Facts of Interest About the Drawing at
Coeur d'Alene Less Than' one;
Chance in 30 for These Land's, and
one in 400 for Spokane Ground.
the drawing. There was. how
ever, jio noisy demonstration.
Notwithstanding the large num
ber of strangers in Coeur, d'Alene
Sunday, the day passed quietly.
All saloons were closed and the
knots of people on the streets
could only pass the time talking
over their prospects.
Trickery Can't Escape
As soon as the drawing is con
cluded the remaining applications
will be, hauled back to Judge
WItten's office, opened and ar
ranged alphabetically, then placed
in specially made boxes and
shipped to Washington, D. C,
for comparison. Anv winner
who has placed a duplicate appli
cation in the list will be detected
and will lose his rights.
John H. Hormemell, of; Spo
kane, Wash., won third prize in
the drawing for Coeur d'Alene
land at Spokane yesterday, and
not Caleb Davis, Jr., of Corval
lis. Yesterday afternoon it was
reported on the streets here that
Davis had drawn third prize and
a telegram was produced as veri
fication. The news spread rapid
ly and countless friends, as Well
as others : who glory hv the suc
cess of fellow townsmen, were
filled with pleasure at the win
ning of this Coryallisite, whose
prize was estimated as worth at
least $10,000. However, it de
veloped that this report" and. tele
gram was the composite workjbf
a bunch of good fellows about the
spend some ten days in Portland and at
Seattle, alter which they will go to
their home in Lebanon where they will
be glad to see their friends after Sept.
1st. Mr. Wills is connected with a law
firm in Lebanon, and is a graduate of
O. A. C. Miss Green has manv friends
in LaGrande who regret very much to
lose her from among them, but who
are. very glad that she is to enter
life of happiness with the man of her
choice. " ' .
took well and more than a few
were badly fooled.
- First prize- in the drawing at
Spokane fell to Isador Selig, oi
Myrtle Point, Oregon. 1500
names were drawn yesterday but
no Benton county man was lucky
enough to come under the wire.
1500 names will be drawn today,
and ; tomorrow will be a day of
checking up. Thursday, Friday
and Saturday will be devoted to
drawing for Flathead land. Next
Monday morning Miss Harriet
Post will begin selecting the few
lucky winners of the Spokane
reservation, where 500 names
will be 'drawn, though it is doubt
ful if more than ,40 good quarter
sections are left for the white
One in Thirty
Though not one in 30 of those
who have applied If or Coeur
d'Alene lands will even draw a
number, and not one in 60 can
secure a homestead, some rich
prizes are to be distributed among
those whose names are first to
appear. The land thrown open
stretches . around the southern
half 'of beautiful Lake Coeur
d'Alene and extends south for 20
miles over the Moose Creek moun
tain range. In the northern part
are great tracts of magnificent
evergreen timber, where single
quarter-sections are valued at
$15,000 to $20,000 as they stand.
Great Numbers Apply -
286,238 persons , applied for
land. -. Each of the 105,000 per
sons applying for Coeur d'Alene
lands had one chance in 33; of the
nearly 100,000 applicants for
Spokane land,: there will' be one
chance in 400, and of the 87,000
for Flathead lands, one in 15.
Fifty-three cans of applications
weighing, according to the state
ment of Judge W. Witten, 2685
pounds, awaited the drawing. Of
those cans 20 were for Coeur
d'Alene lands, "19 for Spokane
lands, and 14 for Flathead.
Among the crowds assembled
there was subdued, excitement,
telling of their keen interest in
National Amateur Athletic Meet at Ex
position City this Week. Smithson
and Huston WiD Participate.
The fact that Forest Smithson,
O. C. A. star now sailing under
the Multnomah banner, will ap
pear in the professional athletic
events at Seattle this week,
Insurance Men in Burned Building
Carried No Insurance, A Fact that
Has Caused Many A Smile First
National Bank Insurance Had Lapsed.
It was thought , $12,000 insur
ance was carried on the First
National Bank building, but it
transpires that $3,000 in the
McMinnville Company had not
been issued, which Cashier
Schmitt states had been ordered,
and, it is possible a suit may
result. Mr. Christy will receive
his $1,000 in full. The fact
that there were five insurance
man on the second floor of the
building not carrying insurance
on their own things has excited
considerable interest.
The insurance men think the
fire should have been kept in
the back of the building and
fought back at once from the
front, but appreciate the fire
Eight or ten insurance men
have been in Albany adjusting
the losses by the recent fire.
The Blain stock has been found
seriously damaged. It included
nearly $15,000 of new goods,
with an insurance of $21,725 on
the goods and $1275 on the fix
tures. The loss on both has
been ordered paid in full by the
insurance committee, as follows:
The Home of New York $2,000,
The Connecticut $1,000, Com
mercial Union $1,000, New Zea
land $1,000, North British and
Mercantile $1,000, Denver State
M. M. G. I. A. $1,000, Law
Union and Crown $2,000, St
Paul Fire and Marine Insurance
(Continued omi page three)
v ' . jraui sua ami marine .insurance
ipakes the doings there of more; Co. $1,000, Royal $1,000, Fire-
than passing interest ' Smithson
fill pit his ability against Shaw,
tt-h pr; i mu -J i of Dartmouth, runningjorChica
JHeny&& Davis
son holds the world's record for
the 110-meter hurdles, with a
mark of 15 seconds fiat, and the
battle between these two world
famous athletes will be one of
the features of the great meet
Smithson will enter the 220-yard
hurdles, also, having for oppo
man's Fund $3000, Bankers and
Merchants Mutual $2,000, Oreg
ons ; Merchants M. F. A. A.
$2,000, all completely adjusted
but the last whichj has had no
representative here. -.
The Company " doesn't antici
pate getting over $5,000 out of
the stock as left by the fire says
the Democrat It is being dried
out, such as is left unscorched,
and will be sold at a bargain in
nents Hillman, of the Olympian! the Stetter store. With the loss
of three or tour months business
Continued on page two
Carrie Belknap's Name 140th Draws
. at Cour d'Alene Yesterday. Not
Worth Quite $10,000.
In another column, the Gazette
Times says no Benton county
"man" won out in the Coeur
d'Alene drawing, but it deveiopea
that a Benton county "woman"
did. Miss Carrie Belknap, a
young lady of Monroe, drew No. -140.--'
Just what 'th4j4'jchqice. .
it means a big net loss.
may be worth is a matter of con
jecture. In the Coeur d'Alene
country,' where good land is not
so plentiful, the chance is hardly
worth the same chance in the
Flathead drawing. . But it's a
win, and the Monroe woman is to
be congratulated.
Mrs. Anna F. Hodgkins, of Al
bany, drew Number 615. This
is worth about thirty cents.
We announce the first showing of Fall,
1909, Ladies' Suits
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.