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THE DAILY GAZETTE-TIMES
Published every evening except
llay. Office: 232 Second street,
Entered as second-clAss matter July 2, 1909, at
the postoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, under act of
Jlarch 8, 1879.
Delivered by carrier, per week....
Delivered by carrier, per month...
By mail, one year, in advance,
By mail, six months, in advance...
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THE WEEKLY GAZETTE-TIES
Published Every Friday '
One year, in advance $2.00
Six moths, in advance 1.00
Entered as second-class matter Augusts, 1909,
t the postoffice at Corvallis, Oregon, under act of
March 8, 1879.
In ordering changes of address, sub
scribers should always give old as well as
N. R. MOORE . .
CHAS. L. SPRINGER,
. . . Editor
Two stretches of cement walk
on the east side of Second street
between Van Buren and Harri
son prove only too conclusively
that the city should handle the
walk business. These two
stretches are not connected with
other cement walks and are not
connected with each other. Not
only that, but they are built a
foot or more above the other
"walk near. The enterprise of
the people who have put in' the
new walk is to be commended,
but it is certain that no good
purpose is served as the situa
tion stands. The city should
have charge of walk building
and then construct this walk in
districts covering an entire
Street or a given portion. In
this way uniformity may be se
cured, the streets need not be
torn up periodically, and. there
is a much better chance of get-
tincr the best work done. It
. takes time to remake a city, and
we are familiar with the fact
that the council hopes to work
out this problem at some time,
"but these facts are printed oc
casionally lest the council forget.
Corvallis has as fine mountain
water as ever diluted whiskey.
$375,000 for cream each year,
paid by the Corvallis creamery,
tells a little story of its own;
No business houses of any sort
for rent tells another little story,
Twenty-hve cars 01 prunes
from orchards reported as - "no
good" is a pretty good record for
Corvallis this year.
Visitors -say they meet more
genial people in Corvallis than in
any town on the coast. That's
bejcause we are happy here and
wear the smile that won't come
More hops are raised in the
Willamette Valley, than in Wash
ington, Idado and California com
bined, and there are some fair
sized yards near Corvallis. , 375
hands are employed in one yard
at the present time.
A $30,000 high school; $25,000
church; $200,000 worth of build
ings at the Agricultural . College;
a1 new: mill; new railroad just
completed ; twenty blocks' of ce
ment walk' this year; much hard
surface street paving petitioned
for: 150 new residences all this
year, isn't a bad boost.' .
The greatest pheasantry in the
world, with but one exception.
Shipped carload of China pheas-
For The Outsider.
ants today. The Willamette Val
ley is the greatest pheasant
country on earth.
No one idle that wants work.
Advertisements for men to work'
means a difficulty in getting men. '
Three additions to city made
this year indicates a growth.
A deed and mortage governing
the ownership of the leading
public-service corporations of
several cities of the Pacific
Northwest was filed with the
county recorder of Linn county
Saturday night. The deed trans
fers practically all of the prop
erty of the Willamette Valley
Company to the Northwestern
Corporation, and the latter : cor
poration mortages all of its prop-
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eny xor W ui vi-,
mantown Trust company, 01
Twehe Cities Affected. "'rares tonit, tne opening lea
The' property covered by the ' ture MnS a series of dramatic
mortage includes the street rail-
way system to Walla Walla, the
interurban line from Walla Walla
to Milton and Freewater, , the
power ditches, water rights and
power plant in Umatilla county
for the transmission of power to
Walla Walla and Pendleton;
the electric light system of
Walla Walla and Pendleton; the
water system, electric light
plant and power plant of Albany;
the electric light system to Cor-
valhs; the. power plant, water
supply system and electric light
system and gas plant of Eugene;
the electric light plant of Dallas
and Monmouth, the water sys
tem and electric light plant, of
Independence, the gas plant at
North Yakima, Wash., and the
gas plant at Lewistori, Idaho.
- - Eugene Register Says: ...
Merging of the Willamette
Valley Company of Oregon, a
Welch manager, into the North
western Corporation with five
million dollars capital behind it,
is probably a matter of greater
significance to this valley than
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many people suppose. It includes
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tne ngnt, power and gas piants
at Albany, Corvallis, Springfield,
Eugene, Dallas, Manmouth and
Independent the Portland, Eu-
gene & Eastern, the Salem,
bany and Eugene Electric lines.
It also includes light, power and
gas plants outside the state.
"Whatever is said of Mr. j
Welch it is due him to say that
he has been a real booster for
Oregon in promoting these big
enterprises that promise to cul
minate with an electric line be
tween Portland and Eugene, a
line up the McKenzie and other
branches throughout .the valley
with up-to-date streetcar systems
in the leading cities. . '
While there is yet no positive
evidence to confirm it there is a
widespread belief that Jim Hill
is interested in the newly formed
corporation and that the Oregon
Electric is to be a part of the
system which is to give to this
valley as fine an electric railroad
system as is found anywhere in
"Jt is highly .probable that
some valuable information will
be given out to the public in this
connection at an early date. Mr.
Welch is expected in Eugene in a
short time when it ; is hoped he
will be in position to give to the
people of this section the much,
desired infomation in this respect. :
' 'One thing is certain, there
is now sufficient funds behind
the Welch propositions in this
valley to combine them into a 1
great electric system and the
power being developed at Mar-!
tin's Rapids on the McKenize is
to cut quite a figure in the enter- j
We offer you v ,
ALFRED BENJAMIN & CO. S
Clothes. For all wool quality, for
style, for excellence of tailoring
nothing to match
The palace theater iwffl gh()w
- . . . . .
three new pleasing motion pic-
scenes entitled a woman way,"
m wnicn cnance manes ltpossioie
Ior a yunS woman and man to
. unconsciously fulfill the terms of
, their uncle's strange will. The
; other two are comedy films called
' "His Wife's Visitor" and "Mrs.
Jones' Lover, " poth portraying
nature of jealous husbands
and the amusing manner in
.which they are cured.
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! JStpS Could Land
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should be at work on the C- & E.,
or in the vicinity of Newport, in
itself seems suspicious, though
the officials who spotted him were
unable to discover that he had
been making any maps. .
Japs Could Take Coast.
. . -. .
it is said tnat eastern army
and naw officials verv readilv
admit that it would be impossible
' to keep the Japs from landing on
the coast and taking possession
las far back as the Rockies should
, , . - ,
we would regain . this territory
without serious difficulty, but
'even the temporary occupation
f the coast states by an armed
I toe would be very humiliating.
t ortunately there seems no likeli
hood of anv 1 difficulty between
j the jj. s and the little brown
KLAMATH GO FARMS
Will sell, or trade for Benton County
Realty, two desirable farms in Klamath
County. One is a dairy and chicken ranch
near the town of Dairy, 160 acres. The
other is a grain and fruit farm in Lan-1
gell Valley, near Bonanza, and has 200
acres including valuable reservoir site.
J. D. Hamaker 542-N. 2nd street Cor-,
vallis, Oregon. , . 9-10-6t
Sunday; Excursions ) i
The C. & E. Railroad will run regular
excursions to Newport every Sunday
until further notice, leaving Corvallis
at the same time as heretofore. Fare
for round trip, $1.50. .
9-9-tf R. C. Likville, Agent.
The Gazette-Times 50c per month.
THREE PLEASING CORVALLISITES
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A new line of Ingrain Carpets, best patterns and fast colors, per yd, 60c
Ingrain Rugs from $3.75 to.i.. . . ; .$8.50
A good Dresser, 18x40, Plate Glass Mirror, 16x24, only $8.75
Iron Beds, new goods.. '..v.. .....$3.00 and up
l SCHULTZ, The Furniture Man
125 SECOND STREET ' - CORVALLIS, OREGON
Montesano, Wash., . Vidette:
O. Moore, the catcher, left
Tuesday for Corvallis, Oregon,
where he will attend college the
coming winter. He says he will
be in Montesano again next sea-J
son to play ball.
John W. Gilkey and daughter,
iBeulah, former residents of
Montesano, who on their return
from the exposition at Seattle
visited at the home of Newton
Gilkey, have returned to their
home in Corvallis, Oregon. Mr.
Gilkey notes many changes in
Montesano, since leaving here
six years ago. He purchased
property in Corvallis six years
ago which has greatly increased
in value. .
Activity That Is
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prosperity of all
That is said to be the highest
price ever paid for an apple crop
anywhere has just been closed
f ot the Hood River and Mosier
valley yields. J. A. S'teinhardt,
of the fruit-buying firm of Stein
hardt & Kelly, New York City,
visited both districts the past
week and contracted for the en
tire yield of the Mosier and Hood
River valleys, at better than
$2.50 per box. As the total crop
will run up to about 150 carloads,
the contract just made will put
more than $200,000 into the
pockets of - apple growers in
these two districts.
will be in Portland September
22 and 23, these dates having
been selected for the annual
meeting of the Presidential
Postmasters Association in this
state. Mrr Hitchcock will attend
' the sessions and While here will
be entertained at luncheon by
the Portland Commercial Club.
FOR SALE OR TRADE
; 1908 Reo automobile in first class
condition, cheap if sold at once.
9-1,0-tf F. O; Gray, owner
The. following letters remain uncalled
for in the Corvallis Ore. P. O., for the
week ended Sept. 11, 1909: ' t -
Chas. Avery, M. J. Cannon, L. P.
Clure, Earl W. Huntly, Louis Koch, A.
F. Miller, Mr. Stowley.
B. W. Johnson, Postmaster.
DUCEY, FRIEND OF POOR.
Glimpses of Beloved Priest Who Was
Foe ot Corrupt Bosses.
- Early in Uis' pastorate the Rev.
Thomas J. Ducey. founder aud pastor
of St. Leo's Uoman CatUolic cburch in
New York and because of bis individ
uality and methods one of t tie note
worthy clergymen in the Dnited States,
who recently died in .his country home
at St James. N. v., .was known as "the
ecclesiastical dandy." but as he went
on in bis work i be less frivolous title
.of "the priest of the genteel" was sub
stituted. The results of his powerful
and beneficent Influence was never suc
cessfully attacked. He worked in the
pastures iu his own way. and souje. If
not many, did not understand bis way.
From the pulpit of bis church Father
Ducey raised his' voice for political
purity, fought the Tweed ring in its
day. assailed Tammany Hall and struck
at the trusts.
Father Ducey was born in Lis more.
Ireland. Feb. 4. 1843. He was brought
to the Dnited States at the age o
five by his widowed mother. Judge
Thomas T. Brady met the boy. . took
a liking to him and adopted bim. and
be was brought up among luxurious
surroundings. On the death ot Judge
Brad his ward came into a large for
tune. " , .
ThomiH .!. Dm-ey studied in St. Fran
cis Javier's co'lif-jre, but. left It with
out tv-ing graduated in onler to take
up law in the offices nt his benefartor.
He deserted law to study for the uriest-
bood and was ordained in 18U5 in St.
Joseph's semiuary. Troy. He was as
signed to the old Nativity church, in
Second avenue. New York, and after
a brief stay went to St. . Michael's.
There be permitted himself the com
parative extravagances which would
not have attracted attention to a lay
man, but were conspicuous in a priest.
His clothes were faultless, and he drove
a carriage which was perhaps the
'snappiest" turnout in Central park.
Next he gained the reluctant consent
of the church authorities to establish
St. Leo's. Soon after' the church's
dedication on Sunday. May 1, 1881,
Father Ducey was credited with pro
pounding the following conundrum:
"Why is St. Leo's church like a well
known New York theater?" Answer
"Because it has a tony pasfr. '
Father Ducey could be found in the
clubs along Fifth avenue or at fes
tivities in the homes of social leaders
when not iu his rectory. He was as
much a man of the world as a priest
He was a delightful host. His food
was excellently ordered and his wines
mellow. Men of iutellect prized bis
invitations. The poor were assured of
welcome in bis church, but whether be
loved or pitied them was a distinction
which bis best friends have discussed.
Father Ducey bad only one strong
bobby. That like Oscar Hammer
stein's was bis bat He invariably
wore , a tall silk, bat with a narrow.
straight brim that was altogether out
of keeping with the rest of bis usually
smart attire. That bat was the joke,
of all the clubs and hotels. Hundreds
of times friends laughingly offered to
give bim orders for a lifetime of
bats from some fashionable sbop. but
Father Ducey clung to bis peculiar old
tile. And be laughed at it himself as
much as any one else did.
About a month ago. soon after his
fatal illness became grave, it was nec
essary for Father Ducey. to undergo a
serious operation. , He refused anaes
thetics, saying' be wasn't going to die
unconscious of death. If he bad to die
be wanted to know what death was
like. He was a gentleman unafraid.
"Father Tom." as be was known af
fectionately among rich and poor, gave
generously to bis church and to chari
ties from bis private means. It was
announced recently that be bad willed
his fortune to the cburcb.
OFF WITH YOUR WHISKERS.
Queen Victoria Told King Alfonso
Looked Like an English Butler.
.There is an epilogue to the story of
the whiskers of Kins' Alfonso of Spain,
which was recently cabled to New
York from London. His majesty when
be arrived at Sao Sebastian from Mad
rid was wearing side whiskers and bad
bad his hair cut very short
The king'-thought that this change
gave him the appearance of an ad
miral of I be British navy, but Queen
Victoria ' Eugenia quickly - remarked
that be looked more like an English
butler and urged him to shave the
whiskers off. This bis majesty did.
for when be returned ' to Madrid he
was wbiskerless once more and looked
younger than ever.
Ton of Tree Seeds For Forests.
Two thousand pounds of .tree seeds
will be gathered this year in the na
tional forests of California to be used
later " in sowing on tracts where tree
growth . is" most needed. Extensive
sowing operations will be conducted
in selected California national forests.
Progress reports have been called for.
and in the forests in the state where
there is a good seed crop the supervis
ors have been asked to bend every ef
fort to insure the collection' of the re
quired amount of seed. '
Flowers For Grave of H's Dead Leg.
In pursuance of a crstom that has
come to be almost a solemnrite Major
George Tate,, D. S. A retired. left
Lenox Mass., recently' to make his an
nual visit to the grave of his left leg,
which, shot off in action, is buried In
Gettysburg. - Since then not, a year
has passpd that Major. .Tate has not
gone to Gettysburg to lay" a red rose
n the grave of his lost member.
An Airship Annual.
The first airship annual, entitled "All
the World's Airships," is to toe pub
lished in England In October. .
THE PACIFIC MONTHLY
The PacificMonthly, of Portland,
Oregon is a beautifully illustrated mag-
azine. If you are interested in dairy
ing, fruit raising, poultry raising, or
want to know about irrigated lands, or
free government land opened to home
stead entry, The Pacific Monthly will
give you full information. The price
is $1.50 a year. '
If you will send 25 cents in stamps,
three late issues will be sent you so
that you may become acquainted with
it. Read the following splendid offers: .
Offer No. 1 McClure's Magazine,.
Woman's- Home Companion and The
Pacific Monthly; costing $4.50 will be
sentjat a special rate of $3
Offer No. 2 McClure's Magazine,.
Review of Reviews and "the Pacific
Monthly, costing $6, will be sent for
Offer No 3 Human Life, Ideaf
Homes and The Pacific Monthly will
be sent for $2.
Order by number and send your or
der accompanied by postal money order
for the amount to The Pacific Monthly,
THat Fall Suit
Come and get a PRINCETON"
College Cut Suit. The latest de
signs in fabrics and styles.
A. K. RUSS
Dealer in all Men's Furnishings'
We sell cheapest because we sell
CORVALLIS. - - OREGON
Dr. VIRGINIA V. LEWEAUX.
At Corvallis Hotel
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays-
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
15-17 Brenner Building
PICKEL'S STUDIO, 430
Street. Phone 4209.
G. R. FARRA. M. D.. PHYSICIAN ANT
Surgeon. Office ' in Burnett' Block,,
over Harris' 'Store. Residence comer
Seventh and Madison. Office houtsr
8 to 9 a. m.; '1 to a p. m. Phonesr
Office, 2128, Besidence, 404.
J. B. MORRIS, M. D., PHYSICIAN"
and Surgeon. Corner Third and Mon
roe Streets, Corvallis, Oregon. Office -hours:
9 to 12 a. m.; 1 to 4 p. m.; 7 to
8 p, m. Phone in both office and resi
W.T. ROWLEY, M. P., PHYSICIAN
and Surgeon. Special attention given
to the Eve. Nose and Throat. Office
in Johnson Bide. Ind. 'phone at of
fice and tesidence.
BLACKLEDGE & EVERETT, Li
censed embalmers and funeral direct
ors. Have everything new in coffins,,
caskets and burial robes. Calls ans
wered day and night. Lady assist-
ant. Embalming a specialty. Day
phones, Ind. 117 and 1153, Bell, 531?
night phones, Ind. 2129 and 1153.
M. S. BOVf E, FUNERAL DIRECT-,
or and Licensed Embalmer. Suc
cessor to Bovee & Bsoer Corvallis,
Oregon. Ind. Phone 4s. Bell Phone
241. Lady attendant when desired.
J. F. YATES, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW-Office
Rooms 3, 4, 1st Natl Bank Bld&.
E. E. WILSON
. Attorney At Law
Zierolf Bldg.Ii Corvallis, Oregon-
Cbe City $tab!e$
Everything new and up to
date. Rigs furnished on
short notice. Call L
trial. Cor. .
For Sale An
New, ;used less
than two months
, . , Cheap for cash., -v