Pro 2J VOL. I. NO. 122 CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1909 PRICE FIVE CENTS COflLLl LUCKY MAN READ ADVERTISEMENT IN ORE GONIAN AND ANSWERS. , RECEIVED CHECK FOR $25 One Fuller, Chief Cook at This Office Gets Hij Wheels to Working Prop erly and Draws Down Colombia Trust Company's Money. That it pays to read advertise ments is the conviction of Hon. Franklin Rathskeller Fuller, fore man and all 'round manager of the Gazette-Times' typographical department. The little incident that removes all doubt from Mr. Fuller's mind was the receipt of a $25 check this morning from the Columbia Trust Company of Portland. The check comes as a result of Mr. Fuller having read the Trust company's advertisement in the Ore'gonian some time ago. That ad. offered a $500 lot at Columbia beach, $50 cash, and four $25 ;ash prizes for correct answers to a rebus contained in the ad. Fuller oiled up the wheels in -his think-box, got busy one night, puzzled for three minutes over a series of pictures and concluded that "A horse, a horse, my king dom for a horse V was the correct answer. He was so convinced that he was right that he sent .his answer to the Columbia Trust Co., forgot all about it, and was surprised beyond measure at re ceiving the $25 check this morn ing. He has been so "swelled up" since nine o'clock that he can hardly work. He really thinks he can guess the answer to this Peary-Cook controversy. Of course the ad. alone did not bring Fuller his good luck, but if he had not read the ad. he couldj never have met up with that $25. The ads. in this paper should be read. They may not give $25 for the solution of a rebus, but if the readers will act on the sugges tions therein they will probably SAVE $25 EVERY MONTH. u 1 LB J OS nriwuir rcnniw "Uncle Josh Perkins" the great com etty success, is down for an engagement of one night at opera house on Thurs day, Sept 23. The play is built on original lines and is said to be presented itoy a brilliant company, who make the most possible out of every type of character enacted. While built largely for laughing purposes, there is enough pathos, human interest and thrilling situations unfolded to suit all classes -of men, women and children too. The forthcoming engaghment of this com pany will doubtless , attract unusual attention from the playgoers . of Cor--vallis. Seats are now on sale at Gra ham & Wortham's. 25c, 50c, 75c. 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 ports) for sale pr will exchange for oth er good property. , Property near Cor vallis preferred.;. ,Will supply funds to buyers of these lots to build homes thereon. . Address M. S. Woodcock, Corvallis, Oregon, v thurs. tf SCHOOL OPENS NEXT MQNDA y CHILDREN WILL GATHER AT CEN TRAL BUILDING THE BUILDING IS NOT READY No Difficulty in Handling Pupils Fairly Well is Anticipated, Though Consid able Re-arranging Will Have to Be Done Higher Tuition. The Corvallis public schools will open Monday, Sept. 27. AH pupils are expected to . report at the central building that day and there they will receive in structions, The lack of . room and removal of the central building to the northwestern part of the city makes necessary a temporary ; rearrangement of plans in vogue heretofore, re garding placement of children, and a new scheme can not be completed until the children have reported, . , The Least Inconvenience. It may be said that the new plan will not embrace any idea of i sendinc all tW pupils "to the"lrth"i1buMmg" Only the children in the north western part of the city and an overflow from the northeastern side of the citv will he sent. there. For the time being, until the new high school build ing is finished more or less In convenience will have to be borne by some of the pupils, but this will be minimized as far as pos sible. . Supt. Kirk and the board has given this matter all the serious consideration possible and have sought to , work out a plan that ought to be generally satisfactory, considering '- all.' phases of the situation as it stands. Plans Manual Training. According to planning hereto fore, manual training will.be in troduced into the high : school work this year. While a definite date is hot set, it is expected that this new feature will be in. operation- by January- 1st. In asmuch 't as O. A. C. will . no longer accept 8th grade students from cities having manual train ing or domestic science in its schools, it might be well for recent graduates of, the Corvallis schools to start in at high school thia fall and save themselves the possible humiliation of being turned back from : O. A. C. at the begining of the year. .'. Domestic Science work will be started in the high school- within a few weeks, and it is expected to make this work, as well as that of manual training, just as thorough as primary work should be. Change in Tuition. r Prospective pupils from with out the limits of District No. 9, may well note that a little higher tuition is charged this year. For grade pupils the charore will be $450 each half year, or semester, payable in ' advance. For high school students the charge will be $6.00 each semes ter, payable in advance. " Should Co-operate, It may be well urged at this time that the difficultiAs ed with the beginning of school II , I v. $ ! I .11 fill '" l IS it i I it The Time, The Place and The Girl, Opera House, Monday NigKt. this year are manifold and varied hence the patrons should be patient and considerate ratW than captiously critical at any time. While the North hnilHino- is expected to be ready Monday, it may oe two or three davs. or even a week before the building is available. . It is certain that. the high schoolb uilding will not i i De reaay pelore Chnstmas hence the available room ; will not be sufficient to make things con venient for all pupils. This can not be helped and should be borne, with . fortitude and pa tience. The Board and Supt. Kirk will do the best that. onn be done and should have the the pleasant co-operation." rather than the annoying critici sim of patrons. . v-fvtLv" :: CARD OF THAIS Mr. and Mrs. George B. Smith and daughter wish to express their deep gratitude to all those whoso tenderly assiscea cnem at the time of their late bereavement. STORY OF BIG L 1SICA SHOW Written primarily with a strong ' love story of human interest in view, "The Time. The Place And Ine Cxirl," which comes to the local opera house next Monday, is embellished by fun, catchy songs and ' pretty girls in vigor ous dances and the most success ful play that that prolific trio, Will M. Hough, Frank R. Adams and Joseph E. Howard,- have ! ! Jefeti rall records in Chicago, running there 463 consecutive times and has created equally notable re cords v wherever it has ap peared.' The scenes are laid at a sani tarium in Virginia, where John ny Hicks, a happy-go-lucky gam bler and his "pal" Tom Cunning ham have fled to escape arrest, the result of a physical encount er the previous night in Boston. Before the police catch up with them, the sanitarium is placed under quarantine. Cunningham the 'pal, " is in realty, a rich man's son, and the first love complication begins when lie be comes infatuated with Margaret Simpson, "the girl" who is at the sanitarium with her father, a farmer, and her brother and a party of boarding school girls. : As soon as the quarantine is declared, the servants of the ho tel and sanitarium desert and ' the guests ' are forced to look after their own wants. Cun ningham.because of his manner. ! is chosen dictator of the place I and j he assigns i to each guest a e lertain'taskr HicktheyiJufig gambler, with a prolific and typ ical vocabulary, is made head cook. Margaret Simpson, who has quarreled with Cunningham, following her rejection of his suit, is ordered to do scrubbinp: and when she refuses, her meals ! are summarily cut off. She then ' Continued on page two. RATFfi FnR fli RflKY III I I Ull IIL.UIIII I APPLE FAIR Reduced railroad rates to the Albany Apple Fair, October 27- &r5, nave been granted on the lines of, the Southe rn Pacific and Corvallis & . Eastern Railroads. Kound trip rates will be one and one-third fare from all points on the Southern Pacific south of Oregon City and north of Eugene on the East Side; south of Mc. Minnville and north of Corvallis ' on tbe'West Side. A special one fare .rate for the round trip from all points on the Corvallis & Eastern. The rates cover the territory embraced in the forth coming Apple Fair and ought to. insure a large attendance, Une ol the attractions at the Fair will be R. H. Rice, the Secretary Manager of the Second National Apple Show of Spokane, Washington, who will deliver an address on some topic relating to the apple industry or exploitation. . in connection witn tne Apple Fair this year the ladies of Albany are arranging for' a Chrysanthemum Carnival. A committee consisting of Mrs! E. W. Cooper, chairman, Mrs. C. H. Stewart and Mrs. L. E. Hamilton, has prepared a list of prizes which will be offered for' the following displays: Greatest- number-of -varieties of Chrystantemums, quality cqij-i sidered. Best collection of ten varieties," Best collection of five varie ties. Best cut single specimen (first and second) , Best specimen in pot (first and second). Best general floral display. Best display of house plants. 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