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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 6, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 108
CORVALUS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SOUTH OF CITY
FIELDS BETWEEN CORVALLIS AND
MONROE BURN FOR HOURS.
NO GREAT DAMAGE IS DONE
Fences Gone, But Only Dry Meadows,
Weeds and One Shed Caught In the
Conflagration Back-firing Stopped
Flames At the Brace Lane.
A field fire , starting near the
John Rickard and Off Wilson
farm five miles south of Corvallis
Saturday about noon burned
seven miles south before it was
stopped. Aside from damage
done to fences there was no loss
worth mentioning, practcally al
of the grain raised in that sec
tion having1 been harvested.
mi i i
ine strip burned over varied, m
width from one to one and
The fire raged all Saturday
afternoon and it was a fierce one,
the flames rising to the height of
twenty feet at times and jump
ing lanes and roadways without
apparent difficulty. Effort to
.stay jtsj)rogress was unavailing
until back-firinor was resorted, to
at the Bruce lane, immediately
adjoining the Jess Foster pro
perty. A strip two' hundred
feet in width was burned here,
and this the flames were unable
For a time it seemed that
different farm houses up the
valley were in danger and a call
for help from Corvallis was sent
in, but no buildings were burned,
with the exception of a shed on
the McBee place. The Virgil
Waters auto took the first
load of fire-fighters down, and
Rickard, Bassett and others
followed as promptly as possible.
The Corvallis people joined the
Monroe and valley aggregations
and rendered valuable assistance
in stopping the fire.
If we have it correctly, this
was a fire that the C. & A. en
gine , did not start. People on
either the Kickard or Wilson
place had -I been burning
some rubbish, and while at
lunch the fire got away from
them, a rather stiff breeze hay
ing spruug up.
Monday and Tuesday
New Motion Pictures
iwo Ureat rums Make up
A true to life drama, full of. strong
situations and startling scenes. The
story is one to appeal to all with its
wealth of pathos and powerful realism,
"The Romance of
a Stranded Actress
One of the best turns of the season,
Dortrayinsr a story that is filled with
intense human heart interest from
opening to close. It is a clean, whole
some lesson of sweet charity as con
trasted with cold, heartless hypocrisy,
All members of the Retail Mer
chants' Association are hereby
notified of the meeting tonight,
pursuant to adjournment. A full
attendance is desired, as plans
for the Benton County Day ex
cursion to Toledo must be ar
ranged. A. K. Russ, President.
Citizen Makes Suggestion for the Im
provement of Corvallis.
I noticed your quotation from
the Newberg Graphic, and your
comments on the same, all of
which I think is well applied.
While Albany has been given the
name ' 'The Hub City, ' ' Salem the
"Cherry City," Portland the
"Rose City," let Corvallis be
named "The City Beautiful."
Let this not be a name only, but
let us make it that in reality.
While the college people have
not, perhaps, made as good show
ing as they could or should have
done, they are pushing ahead
now and we hope iff a short time
they will have the buildings and
grounds showing up in the most
creditable manner and in such
condition that the citizens of
Corvallis may well be proud.
Other Things Then Streets,
There are many things besides
paving the streets that the coun
cil should look after. I think we
have a wide-awake council and it
will in a short time begin to
shake up some of the old bones
until they will begin to rattle.
here are only a few points I
will call attention to:
1st As the council has full
control of the streets and alleys,
they should set the example to
the citizens to be cleanly. When
they have work done on the
streets they t should see that the
rubbish is cleaned up in 24 or 36
hours and not be allowed to lay
or two or three weeks. It costs
no more to clean up one time
2nd They should see that the
electric light, telephone and tele-
graph companies adopt the same
plan with their rubbish.
3rd The railroad companies
should be given a reasonable time
to put their tracks in order so
they can be crossed at any point
along the line within the city
For Park Committee.
4th There has been much
written about the council or the
Commercial Club appointing a
park committee, or one from
each. This should be attended
to at once in order to get the
parks under way as soon as pos-
sible. There is nothing, in my
mind, adds as much to the beauty
and glory of a nicely kept city as
a beautiful park.
5th Since we have voted for
a wide curb parking, the counci
should appoint a committee -to
look after it so it can be kept in
harmony with - the other work,
mere was a laay ana ner son
here Saturday to make some ar
rangement for the son to attend
college. - She made several not
very favorable comments about
the way our city is kept. While
the college is teaching mind cul-
AT STATE FAIR
E. R. LAKE WRITES LETTER URG
ING PROMPT ACTION.
A CRIME TO PASS IT UP
Says Benton Missed Great Opportunity
At Seattle and Can Not Afford to
Neglect Opportunity to. Show at
Salem Next Week.
Me. Editor How about Ben
ton's exhibit at the State Fair
this year? There seems to, be
nothing doing and if there ha)
been a time in twenty years that
this county ought to be at Salem
it is this year. Thousands of
eastern people have heard great
stories of the resources of the
Willamette valley. Many 7 of
these people are visiting Seattle,
ortland and other coast points.
Hundreds of them will expect to
see at Salem what they have
been denied at Seattle. Ben
tonites at Seattle have had to
apologize for their county's
absence, or fake an . excuse;
must they do likewise at Salem ?
Do the citizens of this county
propose to discredit both valley
and state by failing to exhibit
our products at Salem as well as
The fair management in both
cases is and has been extremely
desirous that this, the first-prize
county, participate in tnese ex
positions. We only have a week
in which to prepare for Salem,
our last opportunity to make an
exhibit this year. It is necessary
for some one to make a rush
order and see that it is filled.
This is the golden opportunity
to keep up the good work that
Benton has been doing during
the past few years. Let us not
fall down now. A few hundred
dollars put into an artistic dis
play will turn many a homeseeker
this way, and we need them.
This is a matter that concerns
every taxpayer m the county
and certainly every such one is
ready to pay his mite toward the
general good. Is it not a matter
to which the public should call
the attention of the county
court so that early official action
may be taken?
E. R. LAKE.
ture, agriculture, horticulture,
floriculture and almost all other
kinds of culture, letthem get in
and give us practical knowledge
of what can be done in beautify
ing their grounds.
May the citizens of - Corvallis,
great and small, old and young,
take example from the O. A C.
teaching, or example, and if the
college will not take the lead, let
the citizens of Corvallis lead off.
It,willonly.take .an hour or so of
labor each day and but little
other expense to ; accomplish
much for the good of the city.
Sept. 6. 1909.
Homes Newport Property.
Sixty choice lots more or less in New
port, Oregon, (one of the most health
ful and popular summer and winter re-
sorts) for sale or will exchange for oth
er good property. . Property near Cor-
Tallis preferred. j, , Will supply funds to
buyers of these lots to build homes
thereon. Address M. S. Woodcock,
Corvallis, Oregon. . thurs. tf
WILL ; LEAVE CORVALLIS AT 7:30
AND LEAVE TOLEDO AT 7.
PROSPECT OF URGE CROWD
Special Rate of $1.50 For Benton
County Day At Lincoln County Fair
Will Probably Attract Large Num
ber of Citizens.
The prospects for a fair crowd
on the excursion to Toledo next
Friday is all that could be desir
ed, w While no great number of
tickets have been sold thus far,
the merchants are talking "Ben
ton County Day" with a vim and
many have said they expect to
go to, the Lincoln county fair on
that jdate. They are confident
that j the Lincoln County Fair
Association will present some'
thing worth while, and then
theyre very desirous ol going
down to Toledo and giving the
boosters of that section the glad
hand. The best of good feeling
exists between these two sec
tions; and as interests are identi
cal, it is well to cement that good
feeling by showing a disposition
to co-operate in matters of the
kind now calling for an excur
sion. The Program
For Benton county day is as fol
lows: 10 a. m. Balloon ascension.
10:15 Band concert.
11 Address of welcome to
Corvallis and Benton county vis
itors by Hon. Wallis Nash, chair
man of the Executive committee.
Monopole Brand of Canned
Goods. None Better on i
the Market. Every Can
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Response by Hon. S. L. Kline,
1:30 Public parade of exhib
2 Baseball, Corvallis vs.
3:45 Log rolling on water.
A $15 cash prize will be given.
4:30 Band concert.
8 Illustrated lecture at Wood
man nail by Dr. J as. Withy-
combe, director of Oregon Agri
cultural College Experiment Sta
tion, ana other members of the
college faculty. Music during
evening by Rosebrook's orches
Incidental pleasures not men
tioned on the program will be
there in plenty, and Wallis Nash
promises Corvallis people a wel
come that they will appreciate
and long remember.
The special train will leave
Corvallis at 7:30 o'clock Friday
morning and leave Toledo on the
return trip about 7 o'clock.
Tickets are for sale by local
merchants. Purchase NOW.
Wallis Nash, one of the pro
moters of the Lincoln county fair
now being held at Toledo, has
written to the secretary of the
Oregon State Fair requesting
space for a large exhibit of that
county's products at the coming
fair, Salem, September 13-18,
and hopes to make a showing
that " will' create much interest
from those who are unacquainted
with the resources of that part
of western Oregon. Mr. Nash
has extensive farming interests
at Nashville, that county, and
has been devoting considerable
time and money toward assisting
in the development of the state
and the Pacific Northwest. Col
umbia county will make a grand
showing of agricultural products
at the fair, E. H. Flagg, of St.
Helens, having charge of the
work of preparing the exhibit.
We have the most com
. plete line of the newest
fall styles with the large
peg-top trousers and the
coat sleeves with fancy
cuffs and pockets. Just
the style for college
boys. We have a large
range of colors in fancy
stripe worsted and cash
mere, ranging in price
YOUNG MEN'S STORE
TAKES STRYCHNINE DURING FIT
FOUND IN UNUSED BUILDING
Woman Had Told Relatives That She
Expected to Kill Herself, But Little
Attention Was Paid to Her Threats
Past 65 Years of Age.
Mrs. Elizabeth McMurphey
committed suicide Saturday at
Summit by taking a dose of
strychnine, while suffering from,
an attack of melancholia.
The deceased was about 64
years of age and since the death
of her husband, over a year ago,
she has been low spirited and at
times has threatened to take her
life, but her daughter, Mrs.
Clark, with whom she lived, did
not attach much importance to
Saturday, the old lady left her
daughter's house and went to the
one where her husband had died.
Not returning, search was made
for her and she was found dead
in a room in the empty house
with a bottle of strychnine and a
can of water beside her.
The funeral was held yesterday
at Summit, after the coroner had
pronounced the death to be from
$125 for one Armac Motorcycle, in
good condition and running order.
Clincker tires enough to run it two
seasons. Address W. W. Bailey,
Brownsville. Oregon. 8-28-2t-d-w
For Sale A few choice Cotswold
rams. J. M. Porter. 9-2-5t-w
PURE FOOD DEPT.
All orders promptly filled.
In all the new fall colors
and of satin 'striped and
serges in plain and fan
cy. The most beautiful
assortment in the city.
Ranging in price from
75c to $1.50
A beautiful assortment
of wool batistes suitable
for evening and party
dresses in all the leading
shades, selling for
2 for 25 Cents