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THE DAILY GAZETTE-TIES
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treet, Corvallis, Oregon.
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N. R. MOORE ..... Editor
CHAS. L. SPRINGER, Business Mgr.
IN OLD OREGON
The crop from twelve acres of peach
orchard was recently sold by W
Shattuck, of Grants Pass, for
acre, on the trees The contracting
firm does the harvesting Seventy
two hundred dollar k not ft bad income
from only 12 acres of land, and gaet to
show what advantage can be realised
by .systematic methods in orchard farm
Advance Ideas and method are being
more generally known and used each
year and the results are. that the pro
ducer is marketing a product that fully
meets the requirments of the most ex
acting consumer. Oregon as a whole
offers better inducements to scientific
orchardists than any other state in the
union and as a fruit producing country
can not be excelled. '
Benton county's river bottoms have
peach soil the equal of any in Oregon,
according to Prof. C. I. Lewis. Six
hundred dollars an acre for peaches on
the trees ought to tempt some one to
go in for peach culture.
North Wales, Pa., to Have Big
gest of Greenhouses.
FOR AMERICAN BEAUTIES ONLY
(Continued from .page one )
the Best Water
Portland Street Railways and Hotels
Crowed to Limit All Time now.
(Continued! from page one )
"From the business done by
the city line of the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Co., I
am led to believe that more
strangers have visited Oregon
during the summer than have
gone to Seattle to visit the ex
position. During the first 16
days of this month the city lines
alone have carried 3,542,050
passengers, an increase of 22.2
per cent over the same period of
the corresponding month in
1908," said B. S. Josselyn, presi
; dent of the company, this morn'
According to President, Josse
lyn, the down town cars of the
: city lines carried 221.000 passen
gers every day duing the first 16
days of the present month.
During the present summer it
has been necessary for the com
pany to run five and six observa
tion cars, three trips a day, for
the accommodation of those
tourists who desired to see the
sights of the city from the trolley
line. Last year it was only nec
essary to run the observation
cars occssionally and then two
ears a "day were used.
This great influx of visitors to
the city is shown by the condi
tion of the hotels of city, as well
as by the street car records.
Every hotel in town is crowded
from day to day and in practi
cally all of them it is impossible
to secure a room unless reserva
tion has been made several days
ahead. Those who come .with
out reservations have to take
chances and wait their turn.
"In ray opinion there have
been five times as many visitors
- to Portland already this summer
as came to the Lewis & Clark
exposition," said one hotel man
this morning. "It would seem
thst every person who visited
the exposition in 1905 has re
turned home and told five friends
of the wonders of Oregon
These ttve inenas m each case
seem to have come to see the
beauties of Oregon this sum
"If this ratio keeps up for the
coming year, Portland will
certainly hold the record for
transient visitors. And the
good part of it is that I have
not seen one single visitor who
has not been enthusiastic ' over
J 1 1 -1 1-1 1, 1J
me ueauues ana wie puasiuiiraes
of the country. The people of
the east have at last awakened
to the fact that there is some'
thing out here on the - coast
which can not be found in, any
other place in the world."
gaged in battle, and that storm
storm scene is beyond description.
"I saw Phil Cale at the Igor-
rate village and found him en
joying himself hugely. He has
an easy job, just talking, and
Cale likes to talk all right. He
has been around the dusky is
landers so long that he now jab
bers fluently in Igorrote.
The Eskimo village is well
worth while. The village shows
these northern people in their
native state. It is claimed by
the lecturer there that these
people are really the most vir-
Fler'ist, Imprstssd by Demand For Ex-
peftfclv Flowsrs Among Wealthy
Per&sna, Conceived the Idea of Cul
tivating Popular Rose In Building
Covering Nearly Two Acres.
ItenpUibllnK a railroad train shed
more than ft greenhouse, a monster
Htrueturo of glass and iron tubing is
being ' erected at North Wales, Pa.,
which wueu completed will cover, an
expanse of almost two acres and will
bo the largest greeDhouse in the world.
It will stand beside another green
house of somewhat smaller dimensions.
which at present holds the world's
record for size among such structures.
Both these greenhouses will be devote
ed solely to growing American Beauty
roses, one of the costliest of flowers.
Impressed by the demand among
wealthy society people for roses of the
most expensive nature, several New
York florists a -few years ago began
the cultivation of American Beauty
roses on a fifty-fonr acre tract on the
western outskirts of North Wales.
These roses at the height of the social
season, from Christmas . until after
Easter, are sold at $6 to $18 a dozen.
A single plant under the hothouse forc
ing process produces about a .half doz
en first class blooms .in a season.
One florist concluded that, instead of
following the old time plan of having
a number of gTeenhouses of ordinary
size, a great saving in the. matter of
the cost of material and of the subse
quent beating-of the building could be
effected by erecting one. large struc
ture. : ;
Seven Hundred Feet Long. ...
But, owing to the frail character of
the construction, builders shook their
heads when it was proposed to put up
a greenhouse 150 feet broad and al
most four times that long. Finally a
daring contractor was induced to un
dertake the work. So successful was
the outcome that the projectors of
the enterprise are now about to outdo
themselves by building a still larger
greenhouse. The one that has been in
use for two years is 32 feet high at
the center, 150 feet wide, 425 feet long
on one side and 575 feet on the other,
the Irregular shape' having been adopt
ed to afford a wide southern exposure
The new structure will be of the same
height and width as the older one, but
will be 700 feet long.
In the greenhouses there will be
space for about luu.uw rose mis nes.
The present building contains 45,000,
arranged "on beds, . or "benches," as
florists call them, which if placed in a
continuous row would be two and
The life of
the. forced hothouse ..rose plant. is bat
a year. Plants are grown from cut
tings planted early; in the year. By
Christmas time they begin to produce
the magnificent long stemmed: "and
durable blooms that are the delight of
the society belle and the devastation
of the society youth's pocketbook. The
plants grow to great height and are
suonorted by being tied to wires
stretched through the greenhouse. .
Thousands of Panes of Glass Needed.
The task of building the greenheuse
is an intricate process. Immense scaf
folding, somewhat resembling the seats
in a circus tent, is reared, and perched
upon this the workmen place the iron
framework and the panes of glass in
position. For the older greenhouse al
most 50,000 panes of glass were need
ed, and five freight cars were required
spacious, the class rooms being
Several weeks ago the three
Alsea districts voted to consoli
date and this fine new building is
the result. There are about 125
pupils to be served there and the
Alseans feel that their children
are entitled to just as good as
any other children have. That
none of the youngsters may be
inconvenienced during inclement
weather, the patrons voted a 1J
mill tax, or about $1300, for use
in transporting pupils to and
from their homes.
The Alseans are thoroughly alive
and it would be well if larger
communities had some of the
spirit manifested over there. In
a short time they expect to add
to the new building and institute
a high school course there. It
will be recalled that the Alseans
are now engaged in building one
of the very best roads in this
county. They have taxed them
selves heavily to build over the
mountains and are doing a fine
piece of work. The people of
Alsea are to be congratulated on
their spirit and on the coming of
this fine new school building." It
is something, of which they may
well feel proud.
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DR. MANNS AND WIFE
Chiropodists and Foot
Located at 136 North Second Street
- CORVALLIS, OREGON '
Free Consultation Phone 1310
tuous in existence, and seem to-
have, natually, the most perfect' three-quarter miles long
sense of right and wrong. . He,;
himself, had lived with ; them
twenty-five years. " The women
make all the clothing with fish
bone needles and make " water
proof garments out of seal skin.
They tan the skin with their
teeth. Seals - furnish ' their
clothing and their food.
We went to Victoria, Van
couver and Tacoma. Victoria is
an English city, strictly, where
;he people leave the h's off and put
them h'on when they shouldn't,
and are so rjolite thev make one
A 4- v;a -ri to carry the glass to North Wales,
1 TUB -tuuliUilLUJii uuu Diuca ui cue
car conductors Collect tare by greenhouses are of concrete. Pipes for
passing What looks like a tea-pot. the water supply and the steam heat-
More than one jrreenhorn from mg eystem Iorm an Prtan Da
mure iudu oue greeimurn iroiin.. , . n.t)ltpmn,fnlnl1!ltiw
this side of the line hrtS thought maintained at about 60 deirrees all
the Conductor was going to serve winter, while water is needed for the
mi i n frequent spraying of the plants. For
there that such a service would
not seem out of place.
"Vancouver is more cosmopol
itan, yet even more foreign. That
city has a wonderful harbor.
"Tacoma has them all beaten
, Seattle's Activity.
"It is claimed that the dirt be-
the latter purpose the older greenhouse
has 275 spigots. Philadelphia Record.
CLIMATE AGAINST BLONDS.
Surgeon Says They Are Filling
Prisons and Asylums.
Dr. Charles B. Woodruff, surgeon
and major in the United States army,
who recently finished a tour of the
prisons and asylums of New York
state, declares that persons of blond
ing moved in beattle at the pres- tions because unfitted to endure the
ent represents one-sixth of that sunshine of the climate in America.
moved at the Panamacanal. Quite Woodruff says there 3b too nmch
., , , , , , , sunshine In America and that Its evil
recently a wnoieDlOCK OI DUllaingS effect is most severe upon blonds.
was burned Simply because build- breaks down their nervous systems
pra wpro in ahnrrv and it. wniild makes tnem morally unstable ana pe-
. . culiarly liable to the ravages of con
require cunsiuerauie urae to move gumption, he declares.
them from the hill on which they
were located. It seems thai; the
whole city is being torn up. It
is costing them more to build one
new street than it would cost'to
make Corvallis the most beauti
ful city in Oregon. .
un our trip we met many
Corvallis people. On a steamer
we met five not one of
whom knew the other was on the
boat. This indicates that Cor
vallis people at the . fair must be
"We had a pleasant visit but
are glad to get back to Corvallis.
The old town looks good despite
Fad In Portraits.
Plaster portraits are the fashionable
form of "counterfeit presentment"
London. They are done in the. form
of miniature busts or bas-reliefs.
I see a vision soon to come
When air obeys our will
And, soaring high and far and swift.
The sky with wings will Jill.
, Across the vast commercial fields
The bumbleships shall roam
And from the clover patches sweet
Bring heavy pollen home.
- But they shall have another side
And more than peaceful arts
When nations fight among themselves
- For honor-, land or marts,
For when the parties rush to arms
Each quarreler shall find
A swarm of angry bumbleships
That leave their stings behind.
McLandburgh Wilson in New York
No little excitement was occa
sioned in the Harmory neighbor
hood, southwest of town, last
week, by the sudden disappear
ing of Fred Moritz, a young man
about; 27 years of age, and the
three days' search for him that
followed. The young man's ab
sence was "first noticed on Thurs
day afternoon, and when he fail
ed to appear his family became
alarmed and an active search was
instituted. ' All the neighbors
volunteered in the hunt until a
small army of forty or fifty per
sons were engaged in looking for
the missing man. No clue to
his whereabouts was discovered
and no reason for his strange
absence could be given; he had
simply vanished. The search
being unsuccessful the blood
hounds from Portland were call
ed again into play but aside from
making one or two trips to the
barn their efforts were not con
sidered. As the barn had been
repeatedly examined but little
attention was given to this lead,
After a search of two days and
three nights Ernest Wiebold and
Joe Hayes decided that the miss
ing man must be in Che barn and
a third investigation on Sunday
morning followed. Climbing to
the top" of the hay in the mow
they squeezed down between the
hay and the up-right post, using
a pitchfork for a prod. The
fork at last struck something
substantial, and on looking for
the substance found it to be the
man's boots and the man him
self so firmly burrowed in the
hay that only his legs could be
felt. They appeared cold, and as
no sign of life was manifest and
he refused to speak when called
it was the fixed opinion that he
was dead. According Dr. Gil-
strap, authority on such matters,
was sent for, and in case his
verdict supported th e opinion
Justice Churchman was taken
along to act as cornor and dis
cover the cause of such strange
behavior. The. doctor was given
the right of way up the ladder to
the bed chamber of the recent
deceased, and was just ready: to
pronounce the death sentence
when the dead man. suddenly
came to, life, and with pitchfork
in hand confronted the doctor
and mutely inquired the whyf ore
of such intrusion. , The appari
tion of a. dead man waltzing
around with a pitchfork at the
top of a hay mow was too lively
scene for the active imagina
tion of the doctor to grasp, and
the rapidity with which he de-
cended the ladder is said to have
caused sufficient friction to set
the hay on fire. The doctor al-
eges this is all a mistake, and
that it was through his super
human power that the dead was
made to arise; that Justice
Churchman was disappointed at
not holding an inquest and is
now kicking himself because he
wasn't given the first chance at
the. corpse. " .
The explanation given for the
strange hiding of the young man
is that- a few years ago he suf-
fured an attack of sunstroke
that left him mentally unbalanc
ed. Since then he has always
evaded strangers, and learning
that his father was about to en
tertain company for a few days
it is supposed he took this means
of keeping out of sight. -When
found Sunday he was completely
hidden as though he had been
packed in a bale of hay, and so
weakened was he from lack of j
nourishment that he had to be
supported to the house. Sheri
dan Sun. -
A The bridegroom's people
construe it one way, and the
bride's family interpret it another
It is very sad.
r TT71 t
v vv lien ci ma.11 says lie taiir
manage his wife what does he
A He means he can make her.
do any thing she wapts to. .
Q When a child is smart and
good, to whose family is it due?
A To its mother's.
Q When a child is bad and
stupid, to whose family is it due?
A We refuse to answer.
Q Is it possible for a married
man to be a fool without know
A Not if his wife is alive.
To The Public
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received for the erection of
the new church building for the First
Presbyterian Church of Corvallis, by
the Board of Trustees, up to 6 o'clock
p. m. Monday, August 23, 1909, accord
ing to plans and specifications which
can be seen at the office orthe archi
tect. E. E. McClaran. Portland, or at
the office of Virgil E. Watters in Cor
vallis. A certified check made payable
to First Presbyterian Church of Cor
vallis, of five (5) per cent of amount
must accompany each bid. Board re-
serves the riarht to reject any or all
" A. J. Johnson.
Chairman Board of Trustees. 8-16-6
- Q What is marriage?
A Marriage is an institution
for the blind.
Q Why do some people never
A Because they do not believe
Q When a man thinks seriou
ly of marriage, what happens?
A He remains single. .
Q Should a man marry a girl
for her money?
A No. But he should not let
her be an old maid just because
Q When the minister says,
"Do you take this woman for
better or for worse?" what does
We the undersigned wish to
announce the price for sawing:
wood as follows:
Oak 60 cents per cord
Slab 60 cents per cord
Fir . . . . . . . . . 50 cents per cord
Ash. . ..... . .50 cents per cord
Maple .50 cents per cord
Poles $1.50 per- hour
Smith & Averill
. W. E. Handy,
W. H. Dixon,
W. R. Hansell.
L. H. Hawley,
VAJj. va.iiis, Aug, J.u, znja
Opens Sept. 7th
The Academy of Our Lady of
Perpetual Help will re-open on
September 7th. By means of the
new addition and the remodeling
of the building the school is now:
equipped with all modern im
provements, and with a corps of
competent teachers may be de
pended upon to dq.thorough work:
both in the grades and high school
For particulars apply to Sister:
Superior, 225 West Ninth St.,
Albany, Oregon. 8-19 to 9-19.
The best tract of land in or around
Corvallis to be sub-divided into small
A chance to make a big thing within
the next six months. See
A, L. Stevenson,
8-3-tf. Real Estate Man.
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