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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 30, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 102
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1909
PRIfF. FIVE TENT
NEXT TO PAVE
CITIZENS ASK FOR PAVEMENT OF
STREET TO CITY LIMITS
A FINE MAJORITY SECURED
City May Secure a Consulting En
gineer Council Meets Saturday
Night and Listened to a Few Ob
jections But No Quorum Present
The residents of Monroe street
have "made good." At Satur
day evening's session of the
council the following petitioned
ior the paving; of that street to
the city limits: Geo. W. Denman,
D. A. Miller, A. J. Johnson, John
Bier, Martha Burnett, Mrs. J.
Mason, J. B. Morris, C. E. Hout,
O. J. Blackledge, Thos. Callahan,
C P. Fullerton, J. C. Montgom
ery, R. S. Iriwin, J. B. Goodman,
J. C. Fletcher, E. E. Wilson.
These represent a splendid
working majority on that street
and insures the laying of cement
spaying from Second street to
King's road, at the earliest op
portunity. A council quorum was not pres
"ent Saturday" night, "buCthose
present -listened to objections
presented by J. T. Phillips ; and
Taylor Porter against the paving
of the southernmost block on
Second street Frank Groves
objected to the paving of Wash
ington street. :
Joseph Garrow, of Portland,
assistant city engineer, was here
and negotiations were entered
into with the idea of him becom
ing consulting engineer for Cor
vallis. Mr. Garrow is a brother-in-law
of A. J. Metzger,
Monday and Tuesday
The Two Hoyts
Expert marksmen: chanrbion rifle
shots of the Pacific Coast. See Hoyt,
the comedy slack wire walker..
New Motion Pictures
"Before the Mas f
John Bardon. an old fisherman? has
an only daughter, who is in love with
jjack Turner, a young and robust lum
berman, witn little else to offer than a
pair of willing and honest hands. Now
jthe old man favors Ruf us Black, the
SKipper oi a xour-mast scnooner. and so
r in " v - ! i .
miornis minme, ma aaugnter. iiut the
head-strone young lady takes a violent
idislike to Black and will have nothing
to ao villa mm, mucn 10 ner lather's
chagrin and the skipper's disappoint
ment. The father locks the daughter
in her room from where she is rescued
by Turner and they are married,
and all kinds ot trouDie iouows. .
"Instructions by Correspondence"
"Adventures of Fefine"
f: ft ;
fr. :. r." I i
James P. Wilson, aged. 87
years, died this morning at 8:50,
The funeral service will be held
Wednesday, September 1, at the
Evangelical church, Rev. E. E.
McVicker.officiating, after which
interment will he made in Locke
Mr. Wilson died of old age and
Bright's disease. He is one of
the older citizens of the county,
father of Albert Wilson dairy
man, and well-known to the older
C. V. CARTER FOR
May Be Named by Gov. Benson, if
Hawley Is Ndt His Choice.
There is considerable specula
tion as to who Gov. Benson will
appoint to fill the vacancy on the
state board of agriculture' caused
by the death of M. D. Wisdom.
Friends of C. L. Hawley, ' of In
dependence, who claim to know,
say that he will be the man, but
C V. Carter of this county, is be
ing boosted for the place and
may land it
Both of the aspirants for the
appointment are well known men
...... . . .
and agriculturists of the state.
Mr. Hawley, was a member of
the house 5f representatives of
the last session of the legistature,
having been sent from Polk and
Benton counties. He was recog
nized by his colleagues as one of
the solid members of the house
and acquitted himself with honor
by his labors in the interest of
the public school system of the
state and other important meas
ures before the legislature.
Mr.- Carter was a member of
the house from Benton' county in
the legislative session of 1907.
During that session he took a
prominent part in . the work of
the assembly and was one of its
most active and influential mem
bers. ' '.. ' "
Both of the ; candidates for the
appointment have many friends
who are working for the success
of their respective champions and
much pressure has been and will
be brought upon Governor Ben
son in behalf of each man. It is
expected that the governor will
name the new official in a short
time, probably before he returns
from his vacation trip to Cali
fornia, as the work of the state
board of agriculture is heavy at
this time because of the near ad
vent of thie state fair at Salem.
. SHort Locals
Mrs. C. L. Sprinerer returned' todav
from a two weeks' stay at Montesano,
Washington. Mr. Springer .went ,to
Portland Saturday and returned with
Patrick Stewart and his partv are
back from the Crook county desert
country, rat didn't bring any acreage
back with him, except that which
had blown in under his hide. - ' .
E. G. Allen, of Portland, will hniM
the new Presbyterian chunh.
of $18,600. There were four bidders
1 1 - 1 : 4-1 1 . . ' 1
mis uemg uia wwest. ine contractor
is under bondf to. finis the chnrrh in
John Creson's express team 1 ran
away, this afternoon and was stopped
by the fire hidrant in front of the Gra
ham & Wells drug store. - One horse
broke harness and ran ahead but was
stopped by valiants. The fire plug
was oent a little.
SUPERINTENDENT OF ANTI-SALOON
ASKED MONEY FOR BIG FIGHT
Says Oregon Will Go for Prohibition
in 1910, bat it Will Take a Large
Sum of Money to Win----CorvaHi
"The Three Great Questions
for Temperance People," as pro
pounded by J. R. Knodell at the
opera house Sunday morning,
proved to be ; a single question:
"Where are we going to get the
money to carry on the fight?"
Mr. Knodell is superintendent of
the State Anti-Saloon League
and made the jtatement that it
cost about $9,000 to carry on the
fight in 1908, and he said it would
cost three times as much to
win the state for prohibition in
1910. His r articular business
is to get the money and to arouse
anti-saloon voters to the neces
sity of voting against the saloons
when at the polls. In line with
his purpose, Mr, Knodell had ilis -
tributed through the "audienrp
cards on which those favorablv
inclined might write down the
amount they would give monthly.
Many signed up, but the amount
pledged at the morning and even
ing service is not known.
The Condition In Oregon.
Mr. Knodell is a ready speaker.
filled with enthusiasm, and made
an interesting address. By maps
he showed the extent of dry and
wee territory m tne United States
and only Pennsylvania, Mary
land, New Mexico, Utah and Ne
vada showed wholly black.
Eleven states have total prohi
bition and the remainer of the
states have local option. In 1904,
Oregon was black; in 1906 there
were eight dry counties; in 1908,
twenty-eight dry counties, and
117 dry precincts. Three-fifths
of the state is under prohibition,
and more than half of the people
are under prohibition govern
ment. .Mr. Knodell expects the
state to go with him in 1910. It
will take a state majority of 5600
to off-set Multnomah's usual ma
jority in favor of saloons. There
are fourteen months to fight and
that's long enough, Knodell says,
if those against the saloons will
vote against them. .
After Lincoln county was voted
wet by a majority of ; 3, no less
than eleven ministers and ex-
ministers wrote to him and ad
mitted they had not gone to the
c Children having arrived from
California, Mrs. J. W. McCready,
who died last Friday,' was laid to
rest today. The funeral service
was held at 2:30 p. m., at the
home near First and Harrison,
Dr. J. R. N. Bell officiating. A
quarette sang "Asleep in Jesus,"
"Abide with me," and another
selection. The casket was cov
ered with beautiful floral offer
ings, and though the McCreadys
are strangers - here, there were
many townspeople present to
show their sympathy and respeet.
III THIS VALLEY
CLIP A ; GOOD ONE AND QUALITY
OF FLEECES VERY FINE.
$4,000,000 FOR IKE STATE
Figures Show That Oregon Wool Grow
ers" are in Better Shape than Ever
. AH Conditions Favorable For 190,9
. CIip.---Fair Price Received.
Figures just made public place
the Willamette Valley wool clip
for the season of 1909 at $1,500.-
000. The Willamette Valley clip
was of about the same size and
practically the same quality as
last year. Like the sheepmen
east of the mountains, the grow
ers, of; the valley profited by the
improvement in the world's mar
ket: and secured better prices
than they had for several years.
The top price paid for valley wool
was 26 cents. Buyers continue
to complain however, of the poor
shape in: which many of the
farmers put up their wool.
; $4,000,000 For State N ;
iJheJwoGLclip - of Oregon this
year netted the farmers of the
state about" $4,000,000. They
have also received , very good
prices for their mutton. sheeD
and lambs, and are altogether in
as prosperous a condition , as the
farmers in other parts of the
state ' who have devoted their
energies to raising grain.' '"
It has been an ideal year for
the Oregon sheep men with the
weather right at every season to
Continued on page two
KLIliE'S PORE FOOD
:Y-:V ::'::V' :V-;v:; FOR ..
GOOD GOODS AND PROMPT SERVICE
We carry the largest and best line of Staple and Fancy Groceries in the city.'
TEAS AND COFFEES OUR SPECIALTY
Agents for BARERIZED BARRINGTON HALL COFFEE
VAN DUZER'S FLAVORING EXTRACT (None Better)
MONOPOLE CANNED GOODS (Strictly-High Grade.)
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Always In Stock
LOOK AT OUR LIST
Lemons -: - -Peaches
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BEL L PHONE
RED 15 3
: All members of the Retail
Merchants' Association are re
quested to meet at the City Hall
tonight at 7:30 for . the purpose
of discussing proposals to run a
special train to the Lincoln
County Fair, Toledo, on Friday,
Sept 9, Benton County Day.
This matter is worthy the atten
tion of every merchant in this
city an no member of the Asso
ciation should neglect to be
present tonight at 7:30.
A. K. Russ, President
Free camping can be had by
those so desiring while attend
ing the District Fair at Eugene,
which takes place from Tuesday
Sept 7th; to Saturday the 12th
inclusive. The grounds ad
joining the fair grounds have
been set aside for campers; city
water being supplied. .
The week will be one of the
carnival entertainments as well,
such as balloon ascensions, etc.
On Thursday the merchants will
close their stores at noon, this
being merchants' ' day. The
city will be decorated and illum
inated for the week's affair.
Special rates of one and a
third fares have been granted by
the S.- P.-Co. from Salem on the
north to Ashland south, good
during the entire Fair time. "
The exhibits of the schools of
the County will be of especial
interest, several schools coming
with home bands. There will
be a school parade at 10.30 a.m..
Wednesday, Sept. - 8th, and all
school children in the parade
will be admitted to the Fair
grounds free. The total in
prizes exceeds $5,000.00. -
The Gazette-Times 50c per month.
. Beets . 1
' Green Beans, Corn, Onions
Cabbage " '
- Summer Squash
- Pie Pumpkins '
, Sweet Potatoes
1- . v Potatoes and Onions -
Call or Phone Your Orders Direct Connections
WALLIS NASH SAYS DISPLAY AT
TOLEDO WILL BE A HUMMER
FRIDAY BEfiTON COUNTY DAY
Arrangement for Entertainment and
Comfort of Large Crowds Hones
Cattle and Vegetables to Be of the
Finest Special Excursions Ron,
The Lincoln county fair, Sept
8, 9 and 10, bids fair to be very
highly successful and attended
by a phenomenally large crowd
for that section. A half-fare
rate from all' points oh the C.&E.
has been secured, and a special
excursion will carry Corvallis and
Benton county people on Sept 10,
Benton county day. It is confi
dently expected that Toledo will
be filled with the residents of the
mountain section between here
and the coast, a special effort
having been made, to interest the
large number of newcomers now
in the hills.
Great Livestock and Vegetables.
' That the fair will be worth the
while of any and "all is attested
by Wallis Nash, chairman of the
executive committee of the Lin
coln county fair, who spent Sat
urday and Sunday in this city.
Mr. ' Nash says the display of
horses and dairy cattle will be
as superb as anything ever seen
in this section. Special effort to
make this phase of the fair the
best possible has been made and
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