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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1909)
I. NO. 138
Will LETTER TQ
RESIDENT OFlTCSTERN CORVAL
LIS WRITES WHAT HE FEELS '
OEMDS -HJEWEB SYSTEM
oays nortnwestern rart or Uty is in
-. Bad Shape; ai &1 Result df ,Poor
Drainage and J.ack' of Sewer Sys
tem-- Wants Main Extended.
An. Open j-Letter, to the:- Honor
.able City Council of '.Corvallis
.We Respectfully"' call your at
tention .to the f actthafc-for nine
months of the year Corvallis is
. essentially 1 Resident city, x. and
the "fibt'duty-and highest consi
;:eationrof the councif should be
S: to protect the health of its citi-
The; greater part - of north
western cwvains nas no sewer
system and very Boor drainae-e.
: Science tells us that good health
is not' possible where there is
poor drainage. Last year there
were . several deaths from diph
theria in northwestern Corvallis.
emphasizing most forcibly the
need ot better conditions in this
partof town' " ,
Most especially, is drainage
needed around the school house
of the northwest district It
seems to the writer and has been
suggested by others that it was
a grand pie'ce of folly to.put the
schoolhouse in such a flat, wet
.place. It will boom poor lots,
but it is at a risk of the health
of innocent children and is not
much appreciated by some peo
ple who have to send their chil
dren there to school. Now it
, looks like the least the city coun
cil can do to make amends in
same measure is to fill in the
school grounds, put in a good
. sewer system and make it as
healthful as possible with good
One of the best physicians of
the city, Dr. B. A. Cathey, gave
it as his opinion that if it is not
done soon it is highly probable
' that fatalities' must occur as a
result of these unhealthf ul sur
roundings. There is consider
erable agitation in regard to pav
ing the streets and it is said
Corvallis must pave to be in line
with other valley towns inths
regard. Albany has done a lot
of paving, but years since, Al
bany had a very good sewer
system and fine drainage. And
as to the paving contract, it is
very doubtful if any member of
the council would buy $72,000
worth of goods on only one bid.
If Corvallis isto keep up with
other leading towns of the val
ley as to civic improvements it
must ; first put in a good sewer
system for the whole town, then
pave streets as fast as possible.
Corvallis has today the greatest
school in the Northwest and is
primarily a residence city. Let
us make it first' healthful and
then beautiful. While visiting
in the "San Joaquin valley last
month, I made note of avfew
things only two of which I will
mention now. Modesto, the
county seat of Stanislaus county
is tearing down its two story
school building for greater safety
in case of fire, and because the
best scientists claimed that the
constant climbing stairs is injur
ious, especially to girls; and
Modesto" claims more Daved
streets per capita than any town
in the state but they first - put
in a good water and sewer system;-
The water system is not
camparable for one minute with
that of Corvallis. V
PROPER PROGRESS ;
Mayor and Mrs. Watters enter
tained. Saturday evening 1 that
friends might have the oppor
tunity of meeting Mrs. Birdean
Gamble and Mrs. G. H. Feese,
guests at their home the past
two or three weeks.1' The affair
was informal, A largely musical
arid particularly enjoyable be
cause of its charming simplicity.
The guests were pressed into
service as entertainers, and sev
eral contributed Jheir quota, to
the pleasure of all. , Dr: B. A
Cathey told a bear story that he
affirmed was the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth-
Judge W. S. McFadden cave a
reminiscence of early days when
he had just let- his shinsJle float
to the Corvallis breeze, J. R. N.
Bell quoted two yards of Shakes
peare,1 and musical numbers were
furnished by Mrs;; Gamble, Miss
Inez Johnson.. Ckrenfte fXciht
ur. Cathey and N. R. Moore.
a he numbers bv Mrs. Gamble
were particularly enjoyable; that
ady having a voice of verv nleas
ing quality under excellent con
Following the program, straw
berries and cake was served and
social chat indulged in. There
were about forty guests, and
these expressed to Mr. and Mrs.
Watters sincere appreciation of
the evening's entertainment .
The wardens and vestrv of the
Lnurch of the Good Samaritan
have extended a calr tn Rev
'rank Baum, of Dayton. Wash.
to become the rector of this par-
ish and it is understood that he
will accept v
Since the resignation of Rev.
Mr. Armstrong; over a year ae-o.
the Episcopal .church i-q Corvallis
has been without the ministra
tions of a regular clerervman
Bishop Scadding and the vestry
having decided to use the utmost
care in the selection of a perma
nent priest, believing that this
important educational center re
quired and should have the best
oversight that could be obtained.
Mr. Baum was - here yesterday
and officiated at both the morn
ing and evening services and he
made so favorable an impression
that at a meeting of the wardens
and vestry held during the after
noon, it was unanimously decided
to extend him a call and Bishop
bcaaqmg has been advised of
this action. . ' . '
It is expected that Mr: Raum
will arrive- here with his wife
and children early in Novemher
and will be at home at the rec
tory as soon thereafter as their
household effects; arrive.' V
Arrangements are now beirio-
perfected' for the erection of a
commodious parish house,, the
purchase of a new organ for the
church and other activities con
sequent upon having the services
of a regular rector.
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CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY.
PRELIMINARY SURVEY'OW BE-
ING MADE BY ORDER OF COURT
THE COURT MAY GO FURTHER
An Least One of the Members of the
Official Board Said to be in Favor
of, Erecting Bridge Here -There
May be Something Doing Later.
The - first steps necessary to
the erection of a wagon,; bridge
across the Williamette' here are
being taken today. Surveyors
are getting all ' preliminary in
formation. : As soon as this work
is done the findings will" be for
warded to Washington, D. C,
and passed upon by the m-oner
officials. Should . - evervthino-
prove satisfactory to the Wash-
ingtonians,s it. may be possible
that the County Court will take
up ? the matter of erecting the
Other than to order the sur
veys, the County Court has ' not
taken any official action irthe I exp; to meet the shortened
SStter. CommissbnerSmith ioTeaureror'-the Ear'foad
matter. Commissioner Smith is
said to be in favor of putting up
a bridge but it is not known
how the County Court, as an of
ficial body, regards the proposi
tion. ; However, this preliminary
action is evidence that the mat
ter is receivings consideration,
and the public is convinced that
proper investigation is all that is
needed to insure the bridge.
It is roughly estimated that a
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bridge can be built nr tha i;ta
of ttie present ferrv for Xn nnn
This bridge would have, to be a
araw bridge, or a very high one,
inr6rder that all hnn to
pas. Some have suggested that
if tie bridge were built above
Fischer's mill the' draw would
selfiom. if everj linvo n ha
bufbthers think the site of th
ferry would be so much morp
AfrtSt TWJnTlla tlr511 kn nl.J 4.1. -i.
theourt is giving the matter at
tention and those particularly
interested will live in hoDe that
present activity mav result ir.
SOmethine1 definite at
tiveiy early date. ' ? ; ?
Af fast mail train between
Chicago and Portland that ' will
bring Eastern mail to Oregon in
much less time than is how re
quired has just been put on by
the Harriman lines. The train
will 4 carry no passengers and
will make the . run between the
twocities-ia 60 or 62 hours,
clipping off from 10 to 12 hours
from- - the present' schedule.
In this way the Harriman lines
which have put in fast trains
from St. Paul to Puget . Sound.
Ground will be broken early in
December for a big cement plant
near this city that is expected
to contribute largely ' to the
supply of this building material
used in this territory. The new
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black, gray, diagohal homespuns and covert Prices
A SAFE PLACE TO TRADE
GAME A TIE
COLLEGIANS UNABLE TO SCORE
AGAINST OLD STARS
FIERCE GAME, SCORE 0 TO 0
Best Alumni Game of Recent Years
All-Stars, Hayed Lie Fiends and
Gave Youngsters Hard fussle---Rhmehart
O. A. C, 0; ALUMNI, 00.
The O. A. C. -Alumni game on
the local field Saturday was less
of a farce than this game usually.
is. Both teams played with a
vim and dash equal to that shown
in the later big games and spec
tators, of which there was an un
usually large number, got. their
money's worth. The Alumni
team was the best put on the
local gridiron in recent years and
that O- A. a failed to score is
scarcely to the discredit of the
aggregation from which we ex
pect considerable at a later date.
O. A. C. showed nn lsWnW
returning, punts and in - prevent
. -n-. . ,
ing Rhinehart from actually mak
ing gams on returned punts.: The
Alumni was strong where O. A.
C. was, and ever has been, weak,
so that the difference in this re
spect showed up remarkably, n
A C. tried the forward pass but
a time or two and failed so miser
ably that the play could hardlv
De caned a try."
But at Art
ferent timeo n A n j , oestroying or defacmg this notice, post.
hntkn Abn?; F- OPfu 6d UP ed on farms SePt- 3. 1909
holes in Alumni s line through 9-30-D&w-tf M. S. Woodcock.
Received by Elxpress
A new shipment of Suits and Goats
serge homespuns and mixtures. A good as
sortment of the latest models of high class
tailor-made suits in all the popular lengths,
ranging from 40 to 52 mc Some
are strictly plain tailored, others have strap
pings of same material, some trimmed with
, braid and buttons. Coats are all lined with
satin and silk. Skirts are made after the new
plaited models of the most neat and attrac
tive styles. These are extra good. values, at
$20.00. Better Suits of broadcloth, fancy
serge and silk anS wool mixtures, prices from
$25.00 tn&nn nri v
PRICE FIVE CENTS
which a four-horse team might
have been driven. .
. ; Metzger's new systeni,vthough
poorly ' developed rbv 6. A:
thus far, 'looks all to the good,
ana most of the local fans rather,
expect to see hini" rounrT mit a
rather formidable team' before
the season is finished. That the
new coach has uphill work lefor
him is certain; but that only' adds
confidence. : j 'V - ; f
Keek's kicking, stood out Sat.'
urday. Dunn, Hawley and Din
ges showed fairly ! well for line
men and Bergman looks like h.
will make good when he learns a
little more about the game " '
For tlie 'lumni, Rhinehart,
Bundy, Pilkingtbn and Darby put
up a star game, with Williams
arid Harding close seconds;
Pacific University plays i here
next Saturday and on the 23rd
comes the Catholic Young Men's
Club. The big team eroes to
Walla Walla to play Whitman oh
the 29th. '
As two of my registered sheep were
shot and killed by hunters last year, and.
recently two of my best ewes were torn
t up by hunting dogs, I haye therefore
given strict orders to my men employed
to gather evidence to prosecute all tres.
passers with gun or dog found on my.
l pe-8 -s- "d piar1?--- shoot "'
kill ftll drVN fUinil nn r CI "
that no one may be taken by surprise, '
I publish this notice. : '
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Fifty dollaes reward is hereby of.
f ered for the arrest and conviction un
der section 36 on page 419 of the ses
sion laws of 1909, of any person found
trespassing by hunting with gun or
dogs on my farms.
Twenty dollars reward is also of.
f ered for the arrest and conviction of
i my Person for tearing down, cutting,
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