VOL I. NO. Ill CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY. OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1909 PRICE FIVE CENTS EXPLMNS ABSENCE OF GARDE WRITER REPLIES TO ARTICLE BY "HOUSEKEER" RECENTLY SAYS IRRIGATION IS NEEDED Newcomer From Hood River Says Soil of Willamette Valley is Superior, But Insists That Water Is Needed in the Summer. BIG EXCURSION IN THE MORN ITV IT IT TT F jh,. m. namm Prospect of Large Number Going with - Merchants to Toledo. Editor Gazette-Times: I do not wish to get into con troversy with any of your cor Tomorrow is Benton County Day at the Lincoln County Fair, Toledo. A special train will leave here at 7:30 a. m. and leave To- yeri ledo at 7 p. m. on the return trip. The round trip tare is Sl.ou. it the weather conditions are satis- factory a fair-sized crowd will go down from here! The business men hope to have at least one representative from each store in the city, and already many busi oiiir Qf nessmen nave promised, ine this time do I - exceedingly fear Corvallis band will go, badges and quake less MY identity he- have been printed, and a pleasant come known, because the article time is anticipated. Those who in a recent issue of your valuable , do not care to remain in Toledo paper to which I .wish to refer will be carried to. Yaquma and was from the pen of a Corvallis taken to Newport by boat which tadv. and vou know a ladv is will meet the special. Get your proverbial for having' the last lunch rea(Jy get into a good hu- word. My experience" has taught nir and go with the crowd to me that in a contest with the fair the Lincoln County Fair. sex if I once in a while take only - "second money" I am extremely July 1st and by this time the fortunate. ground was so dry I had to pour ! v i water in each hill to cause the x , . , seed to germinate. Well, we I take no exceptions to the , ; . , about as manv "Wail of the Housekeeper" as a vegetables as would supply our whole,, but! do feel it my duty, own table, with the' promise that to say a word in behalf of the we may have ten cents' worth to Corvallis boosters, that the rea- exchange for oat meal. son they did not feel justified in' ' Now m order,,to raisf ?"s enlarging on the opportunities of amoun) of vegetables, we had to market gardeners at Corvallis is PuraP fronl two to five barrels of thPsnmA rpnSnn ftt Mr lnhn water each day (Sunday except- Chinamnnraaa mnrVptrrlAn ed) and put it On the plants. This is niV..a hv hi ahspnrp why the Chinese market gar Tho avprao-prpipstiai ia t nv,n dener at Corvallis is conspicuous credit for a superabundance of by his absence. Let a corpora Rhrpw,wfl hr ha i cm1H- tion, syndicate, water company, rh t n nnrt.to r.Q;ao or whatever you are pleased to fl m!!rkrf trardpn at r.orvnlna ,,. call it, be formed, with a capita: der the circumstances as they ex-! sto?k of taP May's Riv- ist here today. To illustrate, we , er u nea Phllomath bring the moved here from Hood River, water to the land around Corval- Tun ok '(q tv,q arJA lis,' and charge each farmer $5 at Hood River had plenty of all Per. acre f or yater, "ght and a kinds of vegetables, but . when maintenance fee of $3 or $4 per we arrived here we found on the acre year, aim wnen tn , place we had purchased a good one 7ni -not omy.nna. jflr. juna Viimaiiiaii neie rcauy place for a garden, but, like the Chinese gardener in the lady's article, the vegetables were con spicuous by their absence. Well, as soon as I' could get some . ground ready, I planted some sweet corn, cabbage, . turnips, tomatoes, etc. This was about for the growing of vegetables, to serve you with vegetables, but there will be plenty of good vege tables here all the year. Better Than Hood River I am confident this soil is su perior, to Hood River soil," at least an Died at 2:30 . PEARY AND COOK STILL But Neither Has Yet Produced Proof of Having Seen Pole. Press dispatches present noth ing from either Peary or Cook that proves or disproves any thing except that these two men and their friends are extremely jealous of each other. Peary in sinuates that Cook is a fakir, but Cook merely smiles and says Peary is a great explorer. Cook's friends, however, resent the atti tude of Peary and his adherents. Cook does not propose to show his proofs until he writes his book. In the meantime, former mates of Cook are giving the FAIR AT TOLEDO IS A SUCCESS NO LARGE CROWD FIRST DAY BUT EXCELLENT EXHIBITS. AERONAUT FALLS INTO SLOUGH Corvallis Team Beat Elk City Badly-.. Game Today and Tomorrow, To gether With Races Benton County Day Tomorrow. Toledo. Sept 9. -(Special) The Lincoln county fair opened here yesterday. There was not a heavy attendance but the ex hibits are well worthy of a large crowd.' Some very fine farm press some matter that places products are on .display, and Cook in a bad light, and it is cer- some of the best looking stock tain that his failure to present ever seen in this section may be proofs to European audiences is viewed at this fair. This is the militating against him. first fair ever attempted by the ' The press of Paris was today Lincoln county people and they absorbed m$ the rival claims of 9rp EDWARD HENRY HARRIMAN AND ARDEN, N. HIS . X. COUNTRY HOME NEAR Dr. Cook and Commander Peary oi,nOT1-no. j 4.1.' J -j snowing. mux mere is a iiuuceauie unit u opinion in the direction that Dr. Cook will have difficulty in prov ing the validity of his claim in the face of the story of an ex- 1 X 4.1- - 1- - 1 '2 j' " Tfc " uuo uie oacKgrouna since reary a M-m- thft hjt v entered upon the scene and . a;a vx.. some of them declare that since n a . IjIIVII KJJ kill vllv UHXA J. v earys oppearance he will be nlltr hpH into a hi a- simio-h doubted more than ever. ' .Aa a io,v. The Matin says that Dr. Cook's WfiT.fftnt nT1(1 rpSfftn hath. This ecture at Copenhagen last night f,irT1isi,p,i nT1 rpsi-incr nivpr- f ell coldly upon his audience, " ... ... ... - ' D1VI1. whicn awaited prools instead ot repeating of old statements, and i v ' !2"' S:wK;:.::fiS;::::.s - . . . - - SCENE' ON THE COURT OF HONOR, A.-Y.-P. EXPOSITION, SEATTLE. In constructing its group Of five buildings, the United States (?(?vern ment had regard for the . type of architecture followed generally in the buildings of the Exposition proper. The Exposition structures are in the modern French renaissance and the Government in the. modern Spanish. fThe two styles tie in nicely together and make an harmonious whole- On the right of the, picture is the Alaska building, one of the Government group. In the center, is the European Exhibits-Palace. On the left Is a facade of the Palace of Agriculture. The last, two named are in the Prench renaissance and were completed before December 1, 1908. 'The Alaska building was completed April 15. . , . . and the only reason we had good vegetables at Hood River was because we could turn the water onto them when it was needed. And at Hood River there were not only two Chinese , market gardeners, but severalJapanese gardeners ; and two American gardeners .who made a .business j of shipping vegetables to other markets. So now, ' I think the lady in "The Wail of the House keeper,', who had ten .cents' worth of peas to exchange for oat meal - and the little boy who was nearly kidnapped because he had ten cents' worth of beans to sell were - situated much., like, we are, and had 4nly time to pump water for ten cents' worth in ex cess of the demands of their own tables. You. will find my name in. the telephone directory. APPRECIATES KERR Razors, safety and the other Jdnd. Largest line at Heater & Harrington's. ' . 9-3-tf-Furriiture, stoves, ranges," etc.', at Kempin's store. 103 N. 2nd St. ''B-ll - Beneath an excellent likeness of President W. J. Kerr, of O, A. Ci'.' the Pacific Northwest, published - in Portland, has the following to say of him: "During the . latter . part of August Portland was the meet ing place of the Associated Am erican Agricultural College Pres idents and the Directors of Agri cultural . College Experiment Stations. Itf;was the occasion o: their National Convention., and attended by , representatives from every state in the Union aud tne' islands of the sea, Portland has entertained many organizations of prominence, but none p pompare jvith these pres idents and directors,; for.the rea son ' that they represent the growing youth of the farm, seekingjjpportunity ; . in.up-to- Continued on page two to be congratulated on this There will be some racing today and tomorrow. Balloon Falls In the Water. The special attractions are bal loon ascensions, a slide for life, Corvallis a Winner. that public opinion is changing The Corvallis Cubs were here a l in t Virtually all the newspapers w i? v w,iwt j.uwa.ru n. iianiraan, master -or more roaas man ariyTttsB iuat iAJUi.iui7-iwswa,-- man the most talked of man in America, with the excep tion of Theodore Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller died today at 2:30 p. m. at his country home near Arden, N. Y. While acute indigestion was the immediate cause of his death, overwork undoubtedly lay at the bottom of his difficulty.; - : ' Harriman was undoubtly the greatest railroad man of this or any other age, made soby money and organization. He "lived in present profit and crashed through opposition, with the weight of financial support." The Standard Oil crowd was his backers. and Harriman was enable to buy or - crush when and where he would. As a result he became the virtual master of half the rail roads of the United States in ten years. Harriman came into prominence in connection with the Chicago & Alton railway in 1898, and by purchase of the Union Pacific lines following the death of Collis P. Huntington he came into the broad glare of national finance. He absorbed the Illinois Central, O. R, & N., became master of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul from Chicago to Seattle, took in the Santa Fe and a dozen other smaller lines. He had but one rival, James J. Hill who has done, unaided. all that Harriman did with Standard Oil back of him. Yet there is no discount to be placed on Harriman as a wonderful character in the railroad world, j i ii. . ni lL - : 4. r 4.: ii. u h.v liih iruieLZ uiavea i nauiK agauisL ionunuing, tne c " " paper says that Prof essor Torp, or aseDan, dux tne maians rector of the fUmfinhaofin TTni- DacKea out, so jlik wiy essayea versity. voted against eivinsr Dr. ""c Wx 4- 1 " 1 1 . I J .1 17 J T Cook an honorary degree and it 118 DU"CI?- insieaa OI, ims in: m i act Tnaii" fr ri t iim u tiiit u Twia Would Professor Torp have score resulting lb to d in tavor ot voted thus without serious rea- ine.s iruu u' . , , r" ..,,91. Farks, a soutnpaw, pitcnea tor The Petit Parisien says the W ana ,tn,e n world will acclaim Peary as the n,m V11" luof u "V i. real conqueror of the Pole and he Cubs; but after K. Colbert publishes the insinuation that -mc x?r inree, ?ses, w"n lw" m.en 4. QWr. running, ana boutnenana mt ior priate to himself the honor which tw0 bases with ,a11 bases he jlongs to Peary. - fF vulnUL City. Keilblock, for Corvallis, " ' was rather wild, but tightened For Sale-An Oliver typewriter. Ut like a drum whenever the New, used less than two .months. : Perfect condition. Cheap for cash. Continued on page two CQRVALLISITES CATGH FISH AT NEWPORT Grant Elgin, ex-recorder of Benton county, and James Mc- Causland, whom many of the fair sex regard as prefectly ir resistable, made a tremendous catch of tomcods recently on Yaquina bay. . All sorts of stories are told of the number caught, the manner of fishing and the kind of bate used. Cap tain Roy Bensill, mayor of New port, thinks they used silver bait, . the Newport . Times man , says the work was done princip-. ally by the small boy who has been inevitable in the campaign; " while the signal service man, i : f,it . :l .4-- .A I 'S is considerable of . a joker, made a snap-shot of, the boys in.' their glory. , The boys had a hint, that so 1 1 1 1. 1 1 .1 -...' . . v wno naa ms . eye on tne Doys the , snapshot .was , coming, most of the time believes the , they posed by a well to "! empha boys caught many or possibly the . size ., their fondness . ' for cold most of the tomcods they brought water. This is the second part in; John Allen's kodak, which of the joke.