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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1909)
VOL: I. NO. 115
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TO OPEN SEPT. 27
IXPECTED THAT ALL THINGS WILL
BE IN READINESS.
FEW EXTRA ROOMS REQUIRED
Supt. Kirk Here and in Conjunction
With the Board is Working to
Straighten Out Difficulties That the
Situation Presents at This Time.
The Corvallis public schools
will open Sebt. 27, and if pre
sent plans do not fniscarry, all
things will be in readiness for a
successful year's work. The
primary building, just moved
form the central part of the
city to Job's Addition, will be on
. its foundation there today or to
morrow and it is expected that
the building can be put into
proper condition in the . two
weeks before school begins.
The High School building will
not be ready for use before Jan
uary 1st, and until that time
three or four rooms in churches,
ourt house or business section,
"will have to be utilized. ; These
the Board of Education and
Supt. R. W. Kirk are endeavor
ing to make suitable arrange
The real difficulty in getting
the year's work started off prop
erly comes in getting the pupils
located satisiactomy. it is an
undeniable fact that the primary
building is located far beyond
the center of population at the
present time, and this fact wil
probably result in considerable
embarrassment before contem
plated difficulties are weir met.
Supt. Kirk hopes to find a pleas
ant co-operation when it comes
to solving the problem and just
now he is busy re-districting the
city. He pays a very high' com
pliment to Ex-Supt. Fulkerson
whose records he says are in
perfect condition,' a very valu
able aid at the present time.
Eighteen teachers besides the
superintendent, have been em
ployed thus far and it is expect
ed one or two more will have to
be added before the year's work
is ended. It is felt that an ex-
ceptionally efficient corps dl in
structors has the school work
hand this year, and while the
situation will be more or less
disrupted for a time, it is ex
pected that a fair year's work
will be accomplished. Supt.
Kirk is taking hold of the work
with a vim,' and gives promise of
a capable and energetic service.
In being selected to fill the shoes
left vacant by Prof. Traver, who
was originally selected for the
superintendency here, Mr. Kirk
admits that he has a good-sized
job on hand, but he is not daunt
, ed and hopes to accomplish a
v good work. He likes Corvallis,
is pleased to note the signs of
progress, and has faith in the
; future of the city. Supt Kirk
has bought property and is now
located at 510 N. Fifth street.
A pretty wedding was : cete
brated Monday morning, Septem
ber 14, at the Horton home in
West Corvallis, the groom being
George I. Sheldon, a well known
asident of Blodgett, and the
bride Miss Rose M. Horton, a
opular teacher in the Benton
county schools. Rev. D. R.
eech officiated at the happy
event. . The bride and groom
eft on the 11:15 train for Seattle
to spend their honeymoon. Up
on their return they will make
heir home in Corvallis.
T PAYS TO RAISE
That it pays to raise good ani
mals is made clear by prices
received at the M. B. Miller sale
of Jersey cattle several days
ago. Mr. Miller has been raising
pure-breds near Halsey ' and
when he sold, the seventeen
head brought $2449, including
heifers, etc: The ten registered
cows in mine orougnt $ios,
These prices are good and clearly
demonstrate the advantage' of
raising highclass cattle, and,
while Mr. Miller was well satis
fied with the returns, there was
not an animal sold but is a bar
gain for the buyer. The exact
figures for the other articles sold
are not at hand but were around
$1000, making the the total sale
about $3500. ;
The following is a . list of the
cattle and the price and buyers:
Lockey II,. ; 9-year cow, Geo.
Homing, "Shedds,-Or.r ISSrSQ.
Oregon Rose, &year cow, D. H.
Looney, Jefferson, $171.
Bertha Linn, 7-year cow, Thos.
Spillman, Boring, Or., $202.50.'
Silky's Pearl, 7-year cow, B.
Barlett, Myrtle Point, Or., $180.
Chucks Rose, 7-year cow, Jas.
McConnel, Shedds, Or., $155.
Mamie Rosalie, 3-year cow Jas.
McConnel, Shedds, Or., $260.
Chief 's Anna Bell, 3-year cow,
B. Bartelett, Myrtle Point, $150.
Golda H, 3-year cow, F.. E;
Lucy I, 3-year cow, R. A.
Campbell, Ballston, Or., $250.
Flora Hay, 2-year cow, C.
Stratton, Albany, O., $195.
Neoline 2d, 2-year heifer, Mills
& Patton, Placer, Or., $130.
Sultane's Nellie 2-year heifer,
C. W, Yates Shedds, Or., $107.50.
Cupid's Golden Prospect, 3
year bull, W. C. Edwards, Drain,
Or., $79. .
Heifer,' 1 year old, J. C Brown,
Shedds, Or., $82. 50.
Heifer, 1 year old, W. C. Ed
wards Drain, Or., $85,
Heifer, l.year old (unregis-
tered), W. C
NEW TIME CARD
A new time card for the C. &
E.'. -went into effect Sept 7,
There were several changes, but
none xnat are very raaicai. now-
ever, a lew minutes mean mucn
wnen it comes to catching a tram,
so it would be well to clip this
anu paste n somewnere wnere it
win oe convenient. Trams on
the C. & E. will leave Corvallis
For Albany: 6:15 a. m. : 9:30
a., m. , except Sunday; U :15 a.
Mi ; 6:00 p. m-
For Yaquina, daily except Sun
day, 1:40 p. m.
' " Arrive Corvallis
From Yaquina, 11 :00 a. m.
From Albany: 1:15 p.'m. ; 8:30
a. m.; 12:35 p. m.; 8:30 p. m.
A VERY BEAUTIFUL AND TOOTH
SOME GAME BIRD.
MULTIPLIES VERY RAPIDLY
Fine Game Bird Does Not Succumb
Readily to Injury and is Keen
Enough to Fool Dogs More in Or
egon Than in China.
.'Gene Simpson's sale of 1000
China pheasants, a. carlnari. to
the State of Idaho, makes certain
facts about this game bird of ex
hardly have spent from $1500 to
$3000 for game birds, at one clip,
unless those birds were about the
real thing and
pheasant is the ideal bird for the
true sportsman is attested by
facts obtained from Mr.- Simp
The pure Chinese pheasant is
the game bird par excellence.
TaKen all in an,, it is a serious
question whether or not . he has
any superior as an all-around
game bird.' It is utter folly to
3U- . f , ,,,,lrt.r
nunt tnem witnout a aog. xneir
ability to conceal themselves,
even m tne scantiest cover, is
wonderful. Without a dog it is
not uncommon to pass within ten
feet of one hidden in the grass.
without his rising. When run-
muK-m wver tiiey muve very
swiftly with the body close to the
ground, and possess the k ability
to pass through grass, short or
tall, without disturbing the sur
face. When overtaken by the
dog, they will lie well, and this
fact, combined with the further
fact that they are always found
in . the open, makes pheasant
shooting the cleanest bird shoot
ing in the world.
Not Easily Killed. '
Possessed of remarkable vital
ity, they do not succumb to slight
gunshot wounds. ' Being clean
limbed, with powerful thighs,
they are exceptionally fleet " on
foot, and if winged only, the
pheasant falls running,, and here
the dog is put to his severest
test. Very few dogs can track
a crippled. Chinaman their first
season, but an experienced setter
or pointer learns to recognize the
wounded birds and - endeavors to
be as hear him as' possible when
he touches the ground.
Besides "his gameiness and . deli
cate flesh, he is unquestionably
one of the most ornamental of
the game birds. He is a native
of the northern part of China,
bfeing fouild ag forth as the
Amour and as far south as Shang-
vQ; Tfeo nnPatfrm ia often nslrpfl
the Chinese nhpaaant can staM
the heat and cold. A reference
un mars nf CM will nnwf
the question. The pheasant has
succeeded over the larger part of
Europe, . even as far .north as
Sweden. On this continent it
does well in Canada and Nova !
ScOtia,' but nowhere has its in
troduction been , attended with
such prolific results as in the
Willamette Valley"in the State
of Oregon. I do not know
which is to be congratulated
most, the Willamette Valley for
having the beautiful and gamey
pheasants, or the pheasants for
haying been so fortunate ' as to
find so delightful a valley,
f r More Here Than In China.
It was stated by ' an . eminent
authority on ' pheasants that in
1898 there -were 'more Chinese
pheasants in Oregon than in the
whole Chinese Empire. Credence
Continued on page two
The -final rites over the re-
mams ol the late S. L. Kline
were held this morning and the
!dy is now at rest in Jew-
tish cemetery at Albany. Until
! 'cl0ck the reraains lay in state
at the nome m this city and were
viewed by many friends. At 9
T " auicujr
Private, was conducted by Rabbi
Jonas B. Wise. At 9:30. the lo
cal Masonic fraternity and mem
bers of the Eastern Star march'
ed to the Kline home and escort
ed the remains to the special
train which conveyed them to
Albany. There a number of
Masons and friends of the Kline
family boarded ... the special,
which carnfirt the mmimova in
-,, .. . .
- ef.the city-ta the point-nearest
the Jewish cemetery. At the
graveside Rabbi Wise opened the
service and the Masonic Blue
Lodge service was carried out.
The grave 1 was banked with
beautiful floral " offerings and
everv token of svmrnflrw mola
I i j 7 umuv
man;fpSt Tlif. snol tMin
veyed the funeral party back to
Corvallis shortly after noon.
The P11 bearers were:
Messrs. John Rowland, S. N.
Lilly, M. S. Woodcock, J. F.
ONE OF OLDEST
HOUSES IN CITY
PICTURE OF HOUSE BUILT BEFORE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. ' '
IT LOOKS LIKE NEW TODAY
Friend of the Gazette-Times Furnishes
Picture and Write-up of Old Time
Residence That Holds Some Interest
For Those With Good Memories.
This is a picture of one of the
oldest houses in Corvallis. It
was occupied by Jacob Cooke
nity years or more ago, wnen
the town was known as Marys
ville. It was probably built be
fore the First . Presbyterian
city. . Since this church building.
is the oldest Presbyterian edifice
J m the Willamette valley, the
pretty little cottage on Second
I J J 1 jV " 1 j 1
street , opposite the Occidental
sawmill office is of more than
Yates, J. B. Irvine, Z. H. Davis,
Merrick, Harris, of Portland,
J. Fulton, J. B. Horner, Levy,
of San Francisco, Dr. Bell, C. L.
Springer, M. H. Bauer, F. Berch
told and W. P. Lafferty.
passing interest. At the time it
was erected almost all the lum
ber was hand-planed; hence &
building finished with rustic rep-
resented ; considerable : outlay.
It was one of the most stylish
buildings of the day; which is
saying a great deal, for Corval
lis in the meantime has been the
capital of Oregon. In fact this
home was the temporary resi-.
dence of some of the state offi
cials while the state capitol was
. On account of its historic im
portance, the building was re
cently remodeled and otherwise
renovated. It will soon be the
home of Mrs. Susan McClelland,
of Klamath Falls the property
having been recently purchased
by her daughter, Mrs. J. H.' Ha-
maker, oi the same locality.
Real estate transfers for ' the week
ending Sept. 11, show some interesting .
figures. In one instance acreage near
Albany sold for but $60 an acre, and
farm land near Wells sells at $50. The
list shows as follows:
Wm. R. Hinshaw (Executor) td
Mars. Frary, deed, 173 acres near
Hugh & Nancy Wilson to Margaret '
J. Strow, 160 acres near Alsea, $2500. .
William Wallis to L. B. Crosby et al,
80 acres hear Albany, $4800.
Emma R. Hodges to Jesse G. Hodges,
Richard Daken to Jesse S. Flint,: 5 ,
acres south of Corvallis and El-2 of
lot 2 College Homes. $1500.
W. H. Malone to R. H. Daly, lots 1
& 2 bl. 2 Alsea, $150.
Philomath College to W. P. and M. E.
McFarland, lots 177, bl. 45 Brown's
Add., Philomath, $10.'
Edward Pageot to J. E. Morss, 159
acres near Wells, $8500.
Willamette Valley Co. to Northwest
ern Company, Electric Light Plants, '
John W. Carey to C. B. Shaffner,
160 acres near Alsea, $1680.
W. W. Dow to Granville Fisher, 2
acres south of Corvallis, $20.