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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 90
CORVALLIS, BENTON , COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1909
CkE. BUTTS INTO
BOTH COW AND TRAIN MEET.WITH
TRAIN IS DERAILED NEAR GITY
Whistle and Bell Fail to Scare Cow
From Track and Both Find Them
eselves in the Ditch Terrible Times
on C. & E. Road.
v, '. .
The C. & E. train due from
Albany Saturday, at 1:20, ran in
to a gentleman cow about three
miles north of Corvallis, and the
train was put out of business for
about two hours. But for help
rendered by an engine at Corval-
lis the train would probably have
i f , .
oeen out ox commission tor a
longer period. As' it was he
train was derailed and though
within sight of the city the pas
sengers failed to get here until
The.C. & E. was about two
minutes behind time Saturday
when it left Albany and the en
gineer was hustling things along
in good shape. It is ' said that
. -all but -one - seconoUof the rtime
had been made ; up and the en
gineer was whistling a merry
tune as his train came in sight of
Corvallis. . Just here a cow, of
masculine gender hied himself
upon the track and snorted. The
engineer heard the snort and
grabbed the engine whistle. As
he tooted away, the fireman rang
the bell, but the gentleman cow
raised his tail higher and higher,
snorted a little louder and pawed
to beat the band. This raised a
doubt in the engineer's head so
he swallowed his tobacco and
undertook to back water but the
gentleman cow beat him to it
Monday and Tuesday
Carver and Oliver presenting
the comedy playlet
"Taming a Husband"
Motion Picture Program
A pretty picture story of the fabled
"Rulers of the World"
A decidedly novel method of presenting
a number of the foremost rulers
of the world.
"Winning a Princess"
A dramatic film in which the King of
" Corconia promises the hand of his
daughter to whoever will kill the evil
spirit haunting the' mountains adjacent
to his country. ' r
"'Mrs: Simpson's Attractiveness"
?An extremely funny series of pictures
depicting the. complications .into which
a nervous facial contraction leads Mrs,
Simpson. - ,
and bucked the old wood burner
off the railroad track.
. Incidentally, the gentleman
cow turned up missing. When
he alighted it was about 40 rods
the other side of a fence in that
vicinity. The gentleman had
overestimated his staying powers
-'Twas a Glorious Victory.
There's rejoicing in Fedora, Tenn. A
man's life has been saved, and now Dr.
King's New. Discovery is the talk of the
town for curing C. V. Pepper of deadly
lung hemorrhages. "I could' not work
nor get about." he writes, "and the
doctors did me no good, but, after using
Dr. King's New Discovery three weeks,
I feel like anew man, and can do good
work again." For weak, sore or dis
eased lungs, Coughs and Colds, Hemor
rhages. Hay Fever, LaGrippe, Asthma
or any Bronchial affection it stands un.
rivaled. Price 50c and 81. Trial Bottle
free. Sold and guaranteed by all drug,
The next Oregon State Fair
will be the forty-eighth annual
one in the history of the organi
zation, and it . will be conducted
at Salem during the week of
September 13-18, under the dir
ection of the Oregon State Board
of Agriculture, the secretary of
which is F. A. Welch, and the
president, W. F.
era! improvements are "beincr
made in the plan of the fair
grounds, among which might be
mentioned the construction of a
massive concrete main entrance,
flanked on either side by a com
modious reinforced concrete ' ad
ministration building, in which
will be located the offices of the
board and which will be a very
busy place during the week that
the fair is in operation. This
structure is located a few rods to
the left of the former main or
'railroad" gate and with its spa
cious vestibule and electric turn
stiles will afford easier access to
the grounds for the great crowds
of people who attend the fair
during the entire week.
Many Good Changes.
A? most desirable change has
been made in the locations of the
principal restaurants and the
poultry pavilion, all of which will
be armreciated bv the visitors in
attendance at the fairs of the
future to be held on this ground.
The altering of the grounds
m this respect affords larger
lawns and more spacious walks
up to and in front of the main
exhibition buildings and the live
stock barns on the fair grounds.
A Evestock judging arena, 106
feet wide by 212 feet in length,
has been made in close proximity
to the stock barns, so thatduring
the time that the several - judges
are passing upon the classes of
stock entered for the nremiums
those spectators' interested in the
work can witness it without be
ing held back by a few people in
tront who are always present to
obstruct a general view of such
things. . ,
The secretary reports that
there are many entries of agri
cultural products, and livestock
in their several classes will be
more plentiful than ever.
The machinery pavilion :has
been enlarged so that i t there is
fully 17,500 square feet of floor
Continued on page two
EASTERN NEWSPAPER HAS GOOD
THINGS TO SAY OF COAST. ?
SEES A WONDERFUL GROWTH
Indianapolis Star Says West Will Be as
Populous as Eastern Coast, and
Thinks Big Part of Increase Will
Come in Fifty Years. ;
"To be living fifty years from
now and see the Pacific coast as
densely populated perhaps as the
Atlantic to see three or four
cities of a million people each and
pernaps one or two beginning to
challenge the supremacy of New
i ore ana omcago! There, where
the westward tide;: of civilization
beginning in - Asia; has at last
overtaken itself on' itsram trnoV
what dramas of history - are yet
to De written by these . newest
Arvans anrt their .nvcrspa noicrVi.
bors, the hundreds of millions in
awakening Asia!" : , ;
Thus does the Indianapo-
us ; btar editorially recog
nizes the wonderful: posibili
ties of the land of the setting
sun. It sees Oregon as a second
"XT Tr t i - -
iNew iorK state, uaiilornia as
iJj w- , . i
as many people as Massachusetts
This expression, coming from the
conservative East, has a signifi
cance, that nothing written west
of the Missouri could ever have
for the veryjair of this wonderful
country breeds optimism, just as
certainly as does the humiditv of
the eastern section rjartake of
pessimism. Oregon anemDire!
The Willamette Valley with 2,
000,000! Portland one of the
cities rivalling New York! Per
haps most of us will not live to
see this condition, but
but Providence can put away
that day. The Star's optimistic
paragraph quoted above is the
closing statement of an interest
ing editorial on the travel west
at this season, which reads as
Myriads of people, not onlv
from the United States, but from
Europe and the transpacific coun
tries, from Korea to Australia,
are swarmins over the Pafifif
slope this summer, many of them
headed for the Alaska-Yukon-
Pacific Exposition at Seattle. It
is a very creditahle VrriihihW
for a city no larger than Seattle
and one so new in its civilization;
for nearly all there is of the me
tropolis of Puget Sound has been
built within the last twenty years.
in. that short space a city of some
where between 200,000 and 300,
000 has been put together, or'
partly put together, for the town
is still torn up in the process of
Not Better Than Portland.
"The exposition itself is small.
if one compares it with those at i
Chicago or St. Louis. ' It is per
haps inferior in number of im
portant exhibits to the Lewis and ;
Clark Centennial at Portland.
which inherited many valuable '
displays from the St Louis Ex
position; but no world's fair for
many years has surpassed or eveg
equaled the Seattle exposition for
beauty of location, design and
embellishment, .especially by the
art of ..the ; landscape "gardener,
who has transformed the State
University "campus into 'a Verity
able bower of loveliness, both by
night and day. Unique exhibits
are afforded from Alaska and
curious Asiatic communities. The
Esquimaux are interestingly rep
resented and the Hawaiian and
oriential buildings are crowded
with things' to charm and in
struct The United States gov
ernment is represented in a du
plication of those most interest
ing and educative exhibits from
"the departments at Washington.
Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, Great
. "Yet a greater show than the
fair is the wonderful city of Se
attle itself. The mind is over
whelmed and dazed by the tre
mendous activity of this votme-
giant among the cities, leveling
mountains into its almost bottom.
less harbor, paving streets where
nigh hills lately stood, linine: the
sides with skyscrapers and hurry
ing on to conquer the next hill.
There are 40,000 strangers in Se
attle every day; its bank clear
ings have risen to over $50,000,
000 a month, and the most ranirt
multiplication of business struc
tures seems unable to keep ahead
of the constantly increasing de
mand. ' Of equal claim upon the
attention of the traveler are
Portland and Tacoma. both
ing with astonishing rapidity and
established now as cities of pre
eminent desirability for both
residence and business. Their
natural ! beautv and hiVh snmal
cultivation are the surprise" and
delight of every tourist from the
East . -
s S3ut more nennlp
California, Utah and Colorado
three picturesque states are cov
ered this year with an unprece
dented number of sightseers. It
is an impressive demonstration
in the wealth of the United States
to see these conRtant nmroQcinno
of well-to-do people surging
through the national parks, the
sublime canyons, the little spots
of - paradise all the way , from
Pike's Peak to the gleaming sands
of Santa Rarhnrn tha mlonoo nf
-, IMUIWO VI
Pasadena and the blue waters of
the Golden ate."
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.
SEE WINDOW DISPLAY
ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE RECENT
BEER DRINKING EPISODE
BOY PLEADS GUILTYTO CHARGE
Young Fellow Arrested for Handling
Beer, Confessed to Ordering Two
Kegs from Salem and Having It
Sent in Another's Name.
Before Judge Denman Saturday C.
H. Wilcox confessed to ordering beer
in another's name and was find $25 and
cost. According to Wilcox's story he
ordered two kegs of beer from Salem
and had them billed to a firm in this
city. The goods were delivered by the
express company whichliccepted the
signature of a young man. Wilcox and
and others drank the beer and all of
them probably paid for it. At least
one young fellow paid $10 to Judge
Denman a few days ago, and now Wit'
cox has paid an additional $25. Only
the fact that he is a son of a widowed
mother kept the fine from being $50.
The officials were after other parties in
this deal and regret the turn of affairs
that made it difficult to get them.
However, if this is sufficient warning
to break up the tendency to send " out
will stir up no futher row.
Change Its Course
Citizens of Harrisbure are watchine-
the Willamette river with deep interest
these days and wondering , just how
long their city will be a river port.
Threatened changes in the channel
make it not at all unlikely that . the
stream will return to its former course
in the near future, and in that event
Harrisburg will be about a mile from
the river to the east.
Conditions are such, it is said, that
even if the threatened change does not
take place at once, there is little hope of
maintaining a permanent channel south
of this place. Owing to the peculiar
courses of the upper tributaries of the
Willamette, freshets are hard to fore
cast, and when they do come, as they
did in 1861-62, in the '80s and in 1891,
great bodies of silt are brought down,
and, falling to the bottom of the wider
reaches of the river, fill the old bed
and force the stream into new channels.
In spite of the constant dredging
now being done, it is said that the
river bed is rapidly clogging, and ffcr
is expressed that the stream will cut
through the narrow barrier that sepa
rates the present course from the old
one, and so change its bed again.
Oregon Peaches v
In Seattle Market
About the fanciest peaches, seen on
the Seattle market this year arrived
from Oregon Thursday by express.
The shipment consisted of less than
500 boxes, but when the street learned
the high quality of the fruit, efforts
were made at once to secure futher
shipments. The peaches were of the
Crawford variety. The only fault
found with them was that they were
too ripe "Tor anything except fruit
stand trade. They were offered at $1
to $1.25. ..i ...
Notice is hereby given that spaim
bids will be received for the erection of
the new church buildinsr for the rVmt
Presbyterian Church of Corvallis, by '
p. m. Monday August 23, 1909, accord
ing to plans and specifications which
can be seen at the office of the archi- .
tecVE. E. McClaran, Portland, or at .
the office of Virgil E. Watters in Cor:
vallis. A certified check made payable
to First Presbyterian Church of Gor
vallis, of five (5) per cent of amount
must accompany each bid. , Board re
serves the right to reject any or all
' ' A. J. Johnson.
Chairman Board of Trustees. 8-16-6t
The Gazette-Times 50c per month.