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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Fli DEPOT TO BE ERECTED 01
- PRESENT SITE OF UNION
IC. S E. ENGINE OFF
CORVALLIS TO ENTERTAIN LARGE
PARTY OF DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE
RAILS ON TRESTLE
VOL I. NO. 91
STRUCTURE WILL BE DUPLICATE OF ALBANY STATION, COSTING NEAR SATURDAY'S MISHAP EAST OF TrE
$20.000 OLD DEPOT TO BE REMOVED. CITY BAD ONE.
NEW BUILDING W BE ERECTED BEFORE THE SPRINGTIME A COW CAUSES BIG RUMPUS
Officials Have Decided to Give Corvallis the Sort of Station Warranted by the Train Running at 25 Miles an Hour
Growing Traffic of City Plans Have Been Drawn and Ground Las Just Hits Cow, Jumps Track and Narrow
Been Insoected bv Hieh-nn Officials-'-Building Certain to Come in Spring ly Escapes Falling From Trestle over
if Work is not Begun this Winter Official says Good Things for City.
Which Engine Ran off Rails.
Corvallis is going to have a
new Union Station. It will prob
ably be built of concrete and will
be about the size of the one at
Albany and the one on the west
side at Portland. The new build
ing will stand a little north and
ast of the present structure, this
frame building being moved far
to the rear and used as a freight
house. The new station may be
fcuilt before spring, and is certain
to be built then if it is found im
possible to get to the work be
fore. So says an official of the j
S. P. who is in a position to know
what he is talking about.
Supt. O'Brien and party were
in this city last week, and at
that time enough was learned to
make this latest assurance sound
"'Tik'e'gosp'er ruth.! " Mr. O'Brien
looked over the ground carefully,
measurements were taken and
suggestions made for the altera
tion of a general plan already
Have Faith in Corvallis
As near as could be learned,
Mr. O'Brien is greatly impressed
with the need of Corvallis. He
and other officials are convinced
that the traffic here has outgrown
present buildings and equipment,
and are no less certain that at the
present rate of growth Corvallis
is going to be quite a fair-sized
city in a short time. One of the
officials was frank enough to say
that in his opinion two years
would give Corvallis a larger pop
illation than Albany. While Cor
vallis people have never had the
slightest doubt of this, most peo
ple unfamiliar with -our unpre
cedented growth in recent months
have not been ready to acknow
ledge such a possibility. Consid
ering there is now but a differ
ence of 100 in favor of Albany,
it will hardly require two years
to lay the Hub City, with its 26
trains daily, on the top shelf.
Good Depot With Paak
The new depot will cost abou
$20, 000. The Albany station is a
$16,000 structure, the final cost
of which, with outside improve
ments, ran up to about $20,000.
As at Albany, the local station
came near being a very serious
The cow came from a
grounds will be beautified, the The wreck on the O. & h. bat-
companies here having ample urday at 1:20, in which a cow de
room for a nice park. In fixing railed the Newport train about
this up the railroad would have thr east of Corvallis.
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the nearty co-operation oi tne
nponle of Corvallis. Heretofore.
the Improvement League has done an?air-
much to help the . situation about ditch at the bottom of a twelve
the Union Station and would take foot fill, which was an approach
great pride in doing more in' a to a trestle about 60 feet long and
case of this sort.
uui Tamo nccuo a new oua.bivi.j, . . . , , i ,
4.1 i j .i bed and trestle show that after
is entitled to it, - and the news .
that one is going to be built here striking the cow, the engine and
is news that will bring more tender ran perhaps 500 feet while
pleasure than anything save the off the track, going entirely
news that work has been begun, across the trestle thus. It seems
The Gazette-Times has faith.
Corvallis Creamery Gives
People a Great Treat Big Time
there Last Sunday.
all but' miraculous that the en-
gine did : not . go over the fill or
fall off the trestle, dragging, a
portion of the train with it.; j Had
such as this occurred it is impos-
sible that several people would
not have been hurt.
Yesterday afternoon Chief of
Police Wells, W. K. Taylor, Coun
0. A. C. MAN TAUGHT IN HARVARD
IS PUBLISHING J BOOK NOW
Says Metzger, New Football Man, is a
nBig Fellow in the East Has Scheme
-i on Hand for Securing Football Field
f At 0. A. C. This Year.
AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE PRESIDENTS AND DIRECTORS OF EXPERI
MENT STATIONS TO VISIT 0. A. C.
WILL SPEND THE NIGHT IN CITY AT HOMES OF THE CITIZENS
I E. D. Angell, director of ath
letics at O. A. C. is at home
from a two months' eastern
trip. While away he gave a
course at the Harvard summer
school, devoting his time to a
class of about 175 teachers en
gaged in athletic work. Mr.
Angell gave this course at Har
vard in 1901, and 1902, and in
1905 presented his work at ale.
Besides giving general institu
tion in athletics this summer he
gave special work in basketball
coaching for men. The fact
that Prof. : Angell is constantly
recalled to these .great instruc
tions is ample evidence of his
standing, and conclusive proof
that in him O. A. C. has "a gem
Will Arrive Monday Afternoon, be Given Informal Reception at. Club Rooms,
and then Taken to Homes Will be Given Breakfast at Various Homes and
then Leave For Albany at 9 A. M. Solicitors to Visit City - Housewives
Tomorrow Should Meet With Ready Response.
Will Publish Book.
It is particularly interesting to
Blachley ni'rr.ar, Ttcihinmn 7 nnrl fhn oHinr
I note that the O. A. C. man will
The milk producers of Blachley were
given a royal treat last Sunday by the
were taken on an engine to the
scene of this accident. They
rode lap and down the track in
the engineer's seat and then look
ed over general conditions there.
They came to the unanimous con-
soon have a book before the
public, . arrangements having
been ; completed with Little.
Brown &'Co., New York, for its
publication. Instead of devoting
any portion of his energy to
Corvallis Creamery people, Manager ClUSlOn that It was impossible tor
H. W. Kaupisch, with Prof. Kent, c.H. the engineer to have seen a cow
Fraer and Clyde Phillips, drove over in coming from the ditch there in
the Kaupisch auto and carried with time to have prevented a collision,
them forty gallons of ice cream, and not one had a doubt that he
About 150 dairymen eathered to eat would . have avoided the
that forty gallons, and they did it, be- wreck had it been "in anyway
sides consuming numerous and sundry possible. The clearly evident
other edibles. There was Sunday school danger of an accident at that
in the morning, ball game and a picnic place would cause any engineer
in the afternoon, the day proving one to Use every possible means to'
of exceptional pleasure to all but the prevent an accident. The gentle-
Corvallis bunch, who felt decidedly ill men named gave the company a
at ease and out of place at Sunday Signed Statement to that effect.
school. That the accident did not result
It is the custom of the Corvallis even more seriously seems to
Creamery people to give their patrons have been the result of the front
in particular vicinities a treat at least and rear wheels of the engine
once a year, and the affair at Blachley getting off on opposite sides of
Sunday, was a part of the general plan, the rails. This had a tendency
The people there have stood by the to hold the engine On the ties,
Corvallis Creamery and this is appreci- along which it ran quite a dis-
ated. Prof. Kent, and the different tance. It is said the passengers
members of the local party, addressed on the train Saturday got a shak-
the assembled dairymen in a commenda- ing Up that theywill remember
tory and advisory way. sometime. The train was run-
Manager Kaupisch speaks glowingly ning at 25 miles an hour and to
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of the Blachlev section, saving it is a I nit ties at even a lesser rate is
wonderful valley. One man with 160 something of an experience.
acres has hay stacks on it so thick that
a wagon can not be driven between.
He was offered $16,000 for the property
but refused. Blachley is 45 miles from
Corvallis, on the other side of the
Continued on page two
On Monday, Aug. 23, at 4:40
p. m., a special train bearing from
75 to 150 Agricultural College
Presidents and Directors of Ex
periment Stations will arrive
froih Portland. , Many of them
will be accompanied by their
wives, making a party of 150 to
250. " They will remain in Corval
lis over night and leave at 9
o'clock Tuesday morning.
1 This party of distinguished peo
ple is coming to Corvallis partic
ularly -to view the Oregon Agri
cultural College. Having been
in official session at Portland most
of this week, it was deemed de
sirable to give them a test and a
season of refreshment by show
ing them at least a portion of the
great Willamette valley, hence
the trip to Corvallis and O". AC
The Commercial Club at Portland
arranged for the special train
and through booster Tom Rich
ardson extended Corvallis the
opportunity to do the honors over
night While he was here two
weeks ago, members of the Com
mercial Club in official session
agreed with Mr. Richardson that
it would be a pleasure to open the
homes of this ci ty to these very
distinguished visitors, and it is -now
up to the good house-wives
of Corvallis to tender their hos
pitality, The Arrangement
Tomorrow, solicitors will en
deavor to ascertain the number
of rooms at the disposal of visitors.
Solicitors will visit the homes of
this city and the ladies are urged
to sign up for the number
of people they will take care of
over night and give breakfast.
It has been arranged that the
visitors will be permitted to get
their evening meals at the hotels
and restaurants, then go to the
Commercial Club rooms, where
an informal reception will beheld,
and from there the guests will be
distributed to the various homes
open to them. No other arrange
ment seems feasible and this plan
will be carried out.
It is very necessary that the
committee know exactly, how
many homes will offer bed and
breakfast to the visitors on this
occasion, so the ladies are urged
to give solicitors a definite ans
For a time it was thought
possible that the party could be
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We announce the first showing of Fall,
1909, Ladies' Suits
P. E. Colburn, one of the best known
pioneer farmers of Athena gave a farm
-which consists of a half section of the
famous Athena wheat land, and which
as worth at least $25000. to the Eu
gene Divinity School, at Eugene,
The condition of the gift is such that
the divinity school shall pay to Mr. Col
burn and wife as long as they live 6 per !
cent interest on $24,000 annually.
Mr. Colburn has no immediate heirs
and feels that this is the best disposi
tion that he can make of his money.
He and his wife will soon go to Calif
ornia to reside permanently.
An Os West Story.
Albany Democrat: Os West, I
the popular railroad commissioner
has returned from Seaside. Sev
eral weeks 'ago he had a run
away at Corvallis, which made a
kink in his neck,, and he could
hardly move it. While at Sea-
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
Twenty per cent discount on all go
carts this week. . .
You can still get an extension
dining table at the right price: going side he had another accident, and
fast. Don t wait? Schultz the furniture in. xt. hov that lurrmed into the
man.125 second St. corvallis. 8-i7.ii-9i 11Ke tne ooy tnatjumpeanuo tne
second bramble bush, took a tall
and the kink was knocked com
pletely out, and now he can use
his head as well as ever.
Prof. James Dryden went to Portland
to-day to join the national Agricultural
Association in its meetings there this
week..- ' ,.