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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 1, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 104
CORVALLIS; BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TWENTY-FIVE GARS OF FINE PRUNES
BEING SHIPPED FROM PAGKI
ENERYTHING AT PLANT IN SMOOTH WORKING ORDER AND FINE
FRUIT IS COMING IN FROM BIG ORCHARD REGULARLY.
60 WOMEN AND DOZEN MEN MAKE LIVELY SCENE AT PLANT
Interesting Facts About Preparation of Fruit for Eastern Market Prunes
Packed on End, with Crease in Uniform Position Men Make Boxes at
Plant, Timbers Coming in Knock-down Shape Nine Cars, 1,000
Crates to a Car, Already Shipped. Two More Today.
Nine cars of prunes shipped to
date, two more to go out today
and from twelve to fifteen yet to
be shipped was the story told
this morning at the prune pack
ry on First street. However,
the quantity that will be shipped
depends largely en weather con
ditions. Add warm breezes to
the hot weather of the past few
days and the prunes will ripen too
last to be cared for properly. In
that case a lesser quantity would
be shipped, it being imDossible to
deliver ripe fruit to the Eastern
markets in first-class condition.
All the fruit going out is placed
in refrigerator cars and even un
der such condition ripens en route
! " 1 Attractive Frait"' " ": "
Just now some fine looking
fruit is being sent out. The
prunes are of good size and color,
are sorted in fair shape and pre
sent a very pleasing appearance.
.The prunes are packed with the
pointed end up and the uneven
side showing, the grooves of all
. the prunes being in line. This
.gives them an artistic touch and
doubtless makes them more sale
able. The crates contain four tin-
rimmed boxes, each holding
about 125 choice prunes two lay
ers of. 36 each and one of 25.
Each car contains 1000 crates.
Inspectors keep tab on the situa
tion ana see tnat the iruit is
packed and boxed in fair condi
tion, and Shipper W. N. Sayre is
pleased with the way things are
moving along at this time. Until
the past few days it has been im
possible to regulate the supply
from the big orchard north of the
city and this caused more or less
A Busy Place
Tne packing plant is a very
busy place just at present Sixty
girls, young women and older
lames are tnere and ail are as
busy as bees. They get paid by
piece work and energy counts, so
there is less talk and more work,
To these may be added a dozen
men engaged in boxing and hand
linglthe fruit after it is boxed
Others are making the boxes, the
material 'for these coming in
"knock-down" shape. The pack
ery is the busiest place in
returned to them. It seems that
the temperance people of Curry
county filed a local option elec
tion in 1904, and the question
was duly placed on the ballot,
but no announcement, was given
officially, as required by law that
such an election was to be" held
in the county. After the voters;
had declared for prohibition the ,
county court issued an order ' de-
claring the county dry, and "-it
was so considered, and all official,
acts were in conformity since
that time. . In 1908 the question
was again submitted to r the
voters, and due notice was ub
lished by the election officials
that such an' election was to
take place. . Again the - county
voted dry, but the officials forgot
to make the legal declaration, as
$12,500 FOR PRUNES
FROM 40 ACRES
ENTERPRISING CONCERN OFFERS
SAME TO GAZETTE-TIMES.
MUST NOT BE PUBLISHED YET
Press Concern Thinks Magnate is Go
ing to Die and Has Loaded np for
Him Should Get Harriman's Ap
proval of Obituary.
That it is worth while to be
full of prunes is attested in the
record of a40-acre orchard at
North Yakima. Olson Royce
Company, operating a ranch at
Perker Bottom, south of Yaki
ma, yesterday sold iy,y3 cases
the of prime prunes to Richie & Gil-
of . Topperiisji;
handlers, for $12,589.80,
city and the sight there inspires bert Company,
the onlooker with the hope that fft
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berof enterprises giving constant The. prunes were all picked, from
employment to a - large number a 40-acre orchard, part of-ths
of men , and women. Corvallis huge Ulson Koyce rancn, and
needs payrolls and the packing over three hundred men -were
plant looks the nearest to it of employed in picking and pack-
anything seen here recently.
SELLS A BLOCK
Aside Irom these prunes,
enough spoiled fruit remained to
provide hog feed and to lie on
the road to keep the dust down,
Last year this company ship
ped but eight carloads of prunes,
This year it has sent out over
30 already. -
Transfers Property to J. L.
The following real estate transfers
were made during the week ending
The Two Hoyts
Continue to make good. The Texas
Coyboy Magician will appear in more
magic, mirth and mystery, presenting
Hermann's famous watch and safe
trick, the inexhaustable hat and other
sleights too numerous to mention.
. Espanita will be, seen for the first time
in the city in her famous Spanish dance.
August 28: , -
M. Burnap to H. L. Taylor,
acres near Philomath, $10.
Annie Hill to ' R. J. Davenport and
wife, 165 acres north of Corvallis $10.
School District No. 9 to J. L. Sprin
kle, Block 22 Avery's 2nd Add., Cor
vallis, $5201.50. ,
Geo. S. Childs (Admin.) to J. B.
Wilkes, 120 acres near Alsea, $750.. ;
United States to Frank L. Miller,
160 acres Kings Valley.
United States to Lee' Roy Ingram,
85.15 acres near Monroe. .'
J. O. Booth to Western Oregon Or
chard Co., 517.47 acres noar Bellfoun-
tain, $1. r;
United States to Cyrus Powers, 134.
22 acres north of Corvallis.
W. H.- Malone to C. C. Burch, 162.
34 acres in Alsea Valley, $4000.
Marshall C. Miller to George Green,
tract of land m Bl. 14 N. B. and P.
Avery's Add., Corvallis, $10.
Cecil Price to W. ,0. Churchill, 28.68
acres m Kings Valley, $10.
lockbut it is also counting
chickens before they are hatch
ed, and to us seems most like
robbing a grave. Doubtless the
G.-T. is squeamish, but while
our opinion of Edward H. is not a
high one, we rather hate to be
placed in the position of desiring
to hear of his death. Had we
$1.00 invested in his obituary,
bought with the distinct under
standing that it should not be
used until after Mr. Harriman's
death, we should ever be on the
anxious seat. If the matter
dragged along for a year or two
and Edward failed to croak, the
devil might tempt us to send
mm some sort ot internal ma
chine. A newspaper, a daily in
a town" the size of Corvallis,
must get action on every dollar
it spends, and to have a grand
old simoleon tied up in the pros-
...10 1 il.l
pect ox a ueatn that seems no
nearer than E. H.'s looks to us
like a greater lottery than" the
U. S. land drawing at Spokane,
RESIDES TO QUIT
The county, court is in session
today but up to 3 o'clock no mat
ter of importance had been pass
ed. Judges Woodward, Smith
and Hawley have discussed var
ious matters informally but have
taken no official action except in
allowing a few bills and accept
ing the resignation of H. Mc-
bMERicAir PtiEss ABkxJlAw'miJormfckv-- constable - at Alsea.
For genuine enterprise the
following from the Amercian
Press Association is certainly
up to the handle" even in the
Portland, Aug. 30, 1909. '
Manager The Gazette-Times,
E. H. Harriman, the railway mag
nate, is very ill and may possibly die
soon. The passing of this noted man
will be worthy of more than ordinary
notice, so we have in preparation a
three column obituary sketch. It will
contain an attractive display heading
and a double column half tone portrait
of Mr. Harriman. Price $1.00. - .
Plates will be ready the latter part
of the week, and shipment will be made
with the understanding that they will
fnot be used until after Mr. Harrima'ns
death. v '
we snau be piessea to nave your
order, for the feature.
Very truly yours,
A DOZEN C0RVALL1S1TES HAVE
DECIDED TO LOCATE
600D SOIL. WATER BENEATH
All the Ireland Take Up
and Several Other Citizens
fly from Here Join them in Coloniz
ing High Desert.
Prehaps if the Daily G.-T.
were really as wide-awake as it
ought to be, it would send to the
American Press for $1-00 worth
of Harriman obituary, but in the
face of the wizard's assurance
that he is still good for several
years we are going to chance it
This thing of writing men's
obituaries before they are dead
maybe taking time by the fore-
That gentleman said there was
nothing in the job, and he in
curred the ill-will of his neigh
bors. He was ready to quit,
and had quit, so his resignation
Families with small children find it
difficult to rent houses in Corvallis. One
lady recently located was refused a
number of places because of the chil
dren she has.'
The Crook county desert land,
especially that portion known as
High desert, about 65 miles
souteast of Bend, looks good to
many Corvallis people. The fol
lowing have either taken up land
there already or are going at
once: W. P. Ireland, Thos. Fan
dett, Glen Ireland, MarkRickard,
Willard Ireland, Merle Hammel,
Tethrow, Frank Whittaker,
Fred Ireland, Del Ireland, Ned
Smith, and Hugh McFadden,
These men have filed or will file
on 320 acres each and home
stead their ground.
Patrick Stewart and some of .
the others who have just return
ed from there are highly pleased
with that section. The soil is a.
sandy loan, in a splendid little
valley," and finest water may be
had at a depth of thirty feet
This valley is the bed of a river,
and ten inches below the surface
ample moisture is to be found,
A small river is not so very far
away and a magnificent spring is
within three miles of the place
Stewart selected. Pat expects
to go over there this fall and re
main during the winter. This
Continued on page two
New Motion Pictures
"The Com Col lector"
A series of beautiful hand-colored
picturesque views. Inspiring, mysti
fying. . " ;
"Raised In The Country"
A rollicking, good and clean comedy,
"Wonderful Rose Designs"
Clever"! transformation work of i
Chinese conjurer. -
"The Gamekeeper's Son."
An exciting combination of events
with a happy ending.
Just a few words about the fall and
winter styles in millinery. .
They were never more diversified as
to color and shapes. There is. in the
more subdued modes, a soft blending of
harmonious color, while . the striking
and daring styles are not lacking in
that' taste which gives to milliherv an
art peculiarly its own. . " -
The Magpie, Oriole and Wisteria, so
In modes for hair-dressing, hair orna
ments, combs, barrettes, puffs, hair
rolls and switches, nets, etc., the very
latest are to be found here. I make a
specialty of shampooing and manicur
ing. . . - ' -
- Mrs. H. E. Wetherla, ;
LaMode Millinery Parlors.
151 Madison street.
SET BACK FOR
Owing to non-compliance with
the statutory provisions of the
local option election law, -Curry
county which has been "dry"
since 1904, has been declared
"wet" bythe - county judge.
Some $1500 in the shape of fines
have been ' collected ' from the
bootlegger, and it is probable
that this money will have to . be
The early closing movement which
has been carried iout at Nolan's store
during August has proved to be a grati
fying success, not only to the clerks,
who fully appreciated the extra hour
each day, but to the purchasing public
which favored the movement by shop
ping early in the day. The clerks wish
to return their sincere thanks to Nolan'
& Son for their generous action in thus
making the movement possible and al
so to the patrons of the store for their
consideration i in' the; matter of Tdoihg
their shopping before the usual closing
We have just received our new fall line of Ladies'
Suits, which are all of the newest LA VOGUE creation.
These garments are known for their most correct styles.
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Beautirui nitron Broadcloth auits in blacK with long semi
fitting coat and beautifully trimmed in buttons with the new panel
and plaited skirt.
A smart Hand Tailored Suit of olive green, handsomely
trimmed with jet buttons. The coat long, semi-fitting and skirt
with panel front and side plaits.
A beautiful line of strictly Hand Tailored Suits. They
in all of the new fall shades and the most correct styles. .
range in price from
$20.00 to $35.00
SUIT DEPT. ON SECOND FLOOR
Just the time of year for
; Sewing Machines
. ; : New
For September ,