VOL. I. NO. 92 CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, WEDNESDAY,. AUGUST 18, 1909 PRICE FIVE CENTS GOBVALLIS IVIAN RETURNS FROM EAST TELLS CITIZENS TO GET BUSY THINKS CITY HAS LITTLE TO HOLD THE EASTERN MAN WHO IS USED TO CONSIDERABLE CIVIC IMPROVEMENTS. there as good as our own sells rom $100 to 250 per acre. One seldom hears of - it selling " for .ess." ? . '. ' . - A Final Word. , , "I have no desire to give advice unasked, but my summer's . trip convince me that in a civic way Corvallis has nothing of which it can boast, except mountain PROFESSOR M'KELLIPS SAYS PAVE AND LIGHT UP STREETS Easterners Coming to Oregon but We Will Have to do Something to Hold Them When They Get Here Countless Numbers Attracted by Oregon Climate , and Fruit Lands Make Inquiry About this Section McKellips Believes the State Will Have a Great Growth Says Corvallis Should Liven up a Little. water, and while this is invalu-K able, it is not enough. Corvallis can not efford to do less than put down cement walks .over the entire city, fix up the park ings at the side, pave the princi pal streets, macadanize the re mainder and then put an elec tric light at every corner in the city." i ' - "It's time Corvallis got a real hustle on" says Prof. C. M. Mc Kellips, who, with Mrs. McKel lips, has just returned from a summer's stay in Indiana. "We people here are inclined to feel that the easterners are a little slow, lacking the spirit of onr in comparable west, but the fact is they can give us a whole lot of pointers. Things generally are not 'doing' as they are in the west, but nevertheless the eastern towns are up to snuff in a civic way and are enjoying all the comfort and pleasure there is in good sidewalks, well-kept park ing,, weedless. streets and. suffi cient electric lights." CorvalljsSuffers By Comparison, . "We returned to Corvallis at night," said Mr. McKellips,-"and xeally we felt afraid to walk rap idly. The wooden walks are in such condition and. the absence of light so inconvenient . that I was inclined to make comparison and, truly, my little old home, of which I had boasted, assumed much smaller proportions than it had in my memory. The follow ing morning,- as I walked over town I came to the conclusion that I had never seen such disrep utable looking streets. I certain ly did not see them in the east in towns of this size. The "tall un cut" growing up over the walks and standing at the sides of the streets covered with dust, made things look terribly forlorn. ; In the vicinity of Connersville, In diana, I saw no towns even the size of Philomath that were not .giving proper care to the side- Falace Theater Wednesday and Thursday CARVER AND OLIVER Present the comedy sketch "Roses vs. Overalls" A Case of Mistaken Identity walks, and the streets so far as keeping them free from weeds. Corvallis must get a hustle on. Necessary to Improve. It is partidularly necessary that this city and all others of the Willamette valley shaJ take on a pleasing, appearance for the reason that countless thousands of easterners are now looking to ward this, section. Wherever I went I met with specific and di rect inquiry about Oregon. The people back there have been reading Oregon literature and are ! convinced that this - is paradise. When they come, the Willamette valley towns must show them something in a civic. way at least as good as they already have. If we can keep them until they have had a couple of years of our ' cli- mate-thyJwili-"ever-gov track east, but the difficulty is to keep them from getting discouraged with the . first " appearance ; of things." , Great Growth and Why. 'I cannot but feel that Oregon is going to nave a wonderful growth. Heretofore the eastern ers have been going to California, Washington and Colorado they knew of Oregon only as a state 'out west" some place near the section mentioned. The wonder ful advertising Oregon has been doing has put the state on the map and easterners know exactly where it is located. They are at tracted by our claims for the cli mate and the state's fruit lands. The fact the we have mild winters (with roses the year around) and summers that are cool catches every reader of Oregon literature. a 1 1 . i Ana it is not strange when we consider the fact that easterners freeze to death in the winter are killed in electrical storms and cy clones in the spring, suffocate in the summer time and get a mix ture of all af this in the fall The eastern climate is nothing less than terrible and those people are beginning to fine it out. Mrs. McKellips and I suffered terribly while away and returned to Cor vallis witn greater joy tnan we ever left it" In Motion Pictures we present the pow erful story . ' The Necklace" Vanity, Ahe foundation of the most ridiculous and contemptible vices, is of ten the cause of woe and disaster, and this subject" proves the conclusiveness of the assertion. A young married woman, yearning for ostentation, is in vited with her husband to a reception, and he borrows a necklace to adorn her "shoulders; which is stolen during the balL $20,000 was the price of the du plicate and to raise this they mortgage their very lives."' .' Twenty - years later . and the necklace is paid for, but at the expense of their lives, only to find out that the one they lost was paste and L E WILL DIS- E JUSTICE PENS COUNTY COURT NAMES HIM TO FILL HOLGATE VACANCY. NEW MILL HAS LUMBER HERE Lumber for the erection of offices for the Gerlinger & Mc- Cready saw mill is now on the Mary's river flat and the report rom Black Rock is that timbers for the new mill are almost ready for shipment. ; It is the. inten tion to have this mill ready to set in place when it arrives here, and it is said that it will "require twenty-four cars to bring . the entire material nere. mere - is no occasion for a rush mattery jmd there,, is but the DOINGS AT THE COURT HOUSE Hayter Gets Attorney's Fee, Suit for $2500 is Filed, Marriage License Issued, Etc. Court Adjourns to Meet Next Month at Regular Time. no mill is : coming certainty and will be here before a great while. rt - 1 ' At this morning's session of the county court, W. G. Lane was made a Justice of the Peace, to fill the vacancy caused by the xjeath of the late Judge Holgate. Mr. Lane has been janitor at the e6urt house some time, and at forneys who thought his time Was not fully occupied recom- ended mm tor Justice. Captain rawford is said to have been at east a. receptive candidate for this position. In order that Mr. ane may not be put to unneces- ?ary inconvenience in preserving the dignity of his court, some of the court house officials suggest in tulS 1 j &ci muiocu a lung umrw. lr be not came up in Polk county, was re ferred, and will probably come up again this fall. In the matter of the new road in Soap Creek district, the whole thing has finally been turned over to Attorney Bryson for his ap proval. . Court adjourned to the time of next regular meeting. , . Other Court Notes Letters of administration were issued today in the matter of the estate of Tina Douglas. . Her es tate is valued at $1,000, which is in life insurance. The Benton County National Bank has filed suit to recover $2,500 from the Sunset Lumber Company. A marriage license was grant ed yesterday to C. H. Gammell, of Portland, and Daitsy K. Mcln tyre, of Corvallis. COYOTE FENCE SAVES THE SHEEP EXPERIMENT TRIED UNDER EIGHT MILES OF FENCE. INTERESTING DETAIL OFFERED Old Friend of the Editor In Govern ment Service at Wallowa Doe Work that Attracts Attention ' of Collier's, the National Weekly. OF LOGS AT BRIDGE Tush, for a CLERK'S OFFICE HERE IS O.K. The Best Advertising "AH the literature going east is doing good, there is no doubt about that, but the best adver- tisingweare getting is in the letters written back by easter ners already here, and in the re ports carried back by easternes returning to their old homes on a visit. The people back there are unable to with stand such evinenc e as these give and for this . reason I would urge a systematic campaign to- get east erners here to write back to old friends and the old" home paper. It will do lots of good. ""The easterners are prosper ous this year, the crops being good and that will start more of them west, for they have the F. S. Becker, U. S. Naturaliza tion Examiner, was in Corvallis yesterday looking over the appli cations of foreigners who would become citizens. He found all of them regular and the whole num ber will be granted papers. r- Mr." Becker paid the " clerk's office what is undoubtedly a well deserved compliment He said that in few places in this state or any other had he found the tech nicalities so carefully observed and the papers generally so care fully made out. At various places he has found difficulty, of one sort or another and it has been necessary to refuse -applications. Many times the Washington of fices have had to return the pa pers for correction, but not so here since Mr. Moses has been in office. The government appre ciates service of ; this kind, and Mr. Becker expressed himself as highly pleased with the work here.' ' .' BUILT ROOMS FOR SPIRIT FRIENDS Andrew Hale, Sodaville Suicide, Pre' : pares to Entertain Dead People. : It developes -that Andrew Hale, the Sodaville hermit who hanged himself last week, was a believer the return of souls. . That in ' y- the use of Jhisjie would find it necessary to change his overalls if called upon to hold court at a time when he was pre pared to mow the lawn or sweep the stairway. County Court Notes The county courfc allowed J. C. Hayter, of Dallas, $100 attorney's fee for representing Benton in the suit M. Bailey has filed against the county. The case The log jam at the C. & A. trestle across Mary's river is assuming huge proportions. The Carver road has been throw ing logs : off the bridge at a great rate and they are- now there in a . tangled mass that causes tne situation to loom up in great shape. - An attempt to skid the big logs down into the river met with failure, the slide breaking down under the ' train. those in the Forestry building at Portland are up-ended there and it's going to take some work to move them, : This mass of tim ber gives some little idea of the work the Carver road is doing and it points in a small way to what the road means to Corval lis. The C. & A. has a contract to deliver a certain number of logs to the Occidental mill each month, and is just now getting down to good work. James T. Jardine was a grad uate -of the Utah Agricultural College under Pres. W. J. Kerr's regime. He is one of a dozen young fellows turned out from that school in recent years that have been making good in high position. This particular young man spent some time in the offices at Washington and : was finally transferred to Wallowa, Oregon, forest reserve to do some experimenting. Jim has been up there two , or more years now and before this date some of his work in connection with the increase of plant life on the; reserve has been made pub lic. " Finally he has broken into Comer' s,' rthe 'lxTfX" publication having noted some of his work in connection with coyotes and sheep,. While noth ieg peculiarly wonderful is set forth, the Collier's article will be interesting to all sheep men, and we believe to practically all others, even . those who don't know a sheep from a rocking- ( Continued on page three) We announce the first showing of Fall, 1909, Ladies' Suits BRAND y these souls might have habitation aVOGU You can secure the newest designs of the foremost style creatore The new est and freshest fashions that are of fered anywhere. You will find them remarkably moderate in price. SEE WINDOW DISPLAY STANDARD PATTERNS TTPi - ( if NEMO CORSETS worthless. money to make the trip. Land Continued on page two .-i '