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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 15, 1909)
VOL I. NO. 193
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BIG FIGHT: SURE
TO COME HERE
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MONEY AND RELATIONSHIP CER
TAIN TO FIX THINGS PROPERLY
THE JOHNSONS URGE JACK
Peter Rickard is Relative'of Tex Rick
' ard; Johnsons . Belong to Same
Family as Big Fighter; Sam Wyatt
Puts Up Big Money
Prospects of .Corvallis securing
the big' v prize-fight- - between
Jeffries and Johnson have grown
brighter. Peter Rickard is the
relative after whom Tex Rickard,
the fight promoter,1 was named.
Wireless messages .that have
passed . between them , since
yesterday morning off er. the as
surance that ' ' when Messrs.
Rickard, Pun Avery' and Sam
Wyatt get t& San' Francisco they
will undoubtedly be able to
make satisfactory arrangements.
The addition of Mr. Wyatt, who"
has recently sold his large ranch,
is another golden spike driven
for this will enable the company
to raise the bid from $115,000 to
$175,000 without batting an ;eye'.
- With Pete Rrcfcard jisino- n
xciauuuauip.uuu air. mya.ll .ulxLf
ting up more coin thainaavthrrt
vumuiuauuu uas yet onereu, me
local sports have occasion to feel
that the next 4th of July in Cor-
' vallis,' the date of the big fight,
will, at least in a ' small way,
I surpass the demonstration of
last year. It is expected that the
fight will draw a crowd of not
less than 30,000, and at the
Fourth of July celebration last
year there were' a few less than
f 29,000. If it hadn't rained the
other thousand would probably
have shown up. As a precau
tionary measure, members of
this company got in touch with
''The Weather Man" in the
"Land of Nod" here recently
' and induced him to guarantee
perfect weather on July 4, 1910.
The McKenzie Merry
- Makers will present
i no man in Mexico
A pretty three-act comedy-drama
Motion Picture Program
Dramatized from Tennyson's great
poem 12 acts, full of life interest.
"Children of the Sea"
An absorbing story of the Breton
Coast depicting the tragic fate of a
, . . . . - . .
" The Bridegroom' 8 Joke"
Showing that the unexpected usually
happens wben friends interfere in the
course of true love. A delightful com-
edy. .:;;::. ': : ' '
"Dirigible Balloons at St. Louis"
The .recent meet of the Aern (TlnK
showing the start, flight and landing of
tne Dig oaiioons. ,
A rumor 'that Mr Johnson,
the dusky champion, has his
mind set on fighting at Colma or
Goldfield is dispelled by members
of the Johnson family in' .Corval
lis. While Jack, has been pre
disposed to one of the places
Continued on page two) . : A
ITS CITY TO
County Fanner Would Help, but Says
: Corvallis Should Take Lead.'
Wells, Ore., Dec. 13, 1909.
Editor Gazette-Times: . v
Corvallis .papers claim": that
Corvallis and Benson county
want a bridge across the river.
Some people m Linn county want
a bridge and personally : I think
if built on something like fair
and equitable terms that every
body would, like, to see a ' bridge
there. v-,;' i v - :.
UV&cptever,'' in considering., the
matter,' who. .would, be the .prin
cipal beheficiares of this much
desired improvement? There is
no question as to the ' principal
benefits going to .Corvallis and
the' neonle across th rivpr' in
Linn county v- as few people in
the country : would be benefited
in any particular except in a very
limited . degree" in any distinct
way, as - they personally do not
any V; ufther than ! they
.JSfested in the general
welfare of their county and the
people generally. "
Now ; with : these , conditions
plainly in evidence and a well
known fact to every ; resident of
Benton county, I would ask what
does Corvallis and the people of
Linn county, who want the
bridge, propose to do in regard
to it? What .proportion of the
bridge will Corvallis and the
people of Linir county who want
the bridge built, providing the
county or rather the people in
the county that have no use for
a bridge, stand in with you for
the rest? " . ".
I think a good thing to do
would be to start something , on
the plan of our neighboring
town. 9 When they saw the need
of a bridge they did not look to
their county to build it for their
special benefit, but did it largely
themselves, with a little help
from the people of Benton county
who were interested in a bridge
at that place.
I 'would suggest that when
there is a- kick about the ferrv
you find out how much a change
is desired in $ $ $ and also, that
Corvallis take some step to show
what she is willing to do consid
ering she is to be the principal
beneficiary of suebjmprovement.
Personally, I believe the ferry
could be : improved and made to
accomodate all the people
promptly and at any time and
kept up at a much less expense
than ' a bridge, but if Corvallis
wants a bridge for her own spec
ial benefit and is willing to
divide the " expense with the
county in proportion to benefits
received, I think there will be
very little, if any, kick coming
from any part of the county. ,
,-: R. N. WILLIAMSON. '
This office is in receipt of several
communications which it is impossible
to use. in this issue.' It takes time to
put these into type and when thete is a
flood of communications and advertising
it is hard to handle'. The articles will
appear tomorrow. '
ATTORNEY BRYSON SAYS THE COLLEGE
, CAN NOT, PROVE EXPENSE TO CITY
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GIVES ELABORATE OPINION ON LEGAL AND MORAL PHASE OF THE
' PROPOSED ANNEXATION OF COLLEGE GROUNDS
WILL NOT HAVE TO SUPPLY WAI'ER! SEWER OR LIGHTS FREE
City Will Have Police Authority over Grounds and That is All- City Attor
' ney Tells Why it is an Advantage to Assume this Control, and Gives Moral
Reasons Why College Should he Brought Within the Limits Can not
Understand Why Anyone Should Want to Exclude It. -
Editor Gazette-Times: . .
My attention is called to an
inquiry made through your
paper concerning the reasons for
including the Agricultural' Col
lege grounds within the territory
proposed to be annexed F.t6v the
city. I do not wish to engage in
controversy ; but . am ' familiar
with : the reasons which ' deter
mined the Council's course and
can think of some others: .
The College grounds and the
other territory proposed to be
annexed constitute a territorial
unit. If we leave ' out the" Col
lege grounds we should have a
tract of land in the very center
of our city over ; which the ' city
has "no jurisdiction;' police or
grounds are as much a part of
tne city as is jod s Addition or
Dixon's Addition. Is the fact
that the College grounds are the
property of the State and not
subject to taxation a sufficient
reason for excluding them from
the city? A very slight consid
eration of the case will neces
sarily lead to a negative conclu
sion. - ':. '
There is a well defined resi
dential - district all about ' the
College grounds and the present
boundary lines nearly surround a
considerable portion of these
grounds. The residential dis
trict about the College' grounds
and adjacent to the present
boundaries of the city are so
much a Dart of it that tbpv
:- f i - -'ig1-""".' if vu"
A pair of Kid Gloves is a very ac
ceptable gift for Christmas. We have
all colors at prices $1.00 and $1.50.
ought to be brought within the
territorial limits of the city.
Propriety, and a regard for the
fitness of , things, demand that
we; should not exclude the Col
lege grounds. Who would think
forinstance of, excepting from
the territorial limits of the city
thelPublic School or Court House
grounds? What would we think
of Salem if it excepted the ground
about the Capitol building or the
Penitentiary or Asylum grounds
(I believe the latter are included
within the city), or of Eugene if
it j 'excepted the University
grounds? Such a course would
be indicative of a desire on our
parf.to "evade - some sort of a
public duty or obligation," and
would "not .comport with our
dignity as a'city or our dutv to-
If the College grounds are a
part of the city we can regulate
telephone, light and other public
service corporations and see that
they furnish as good service up
on as reasonable terms to the
College as to others within the
city. The College will then
have an unquestioned legal right
to the use of city water . and to
join in the use of city sewers,
both upon such terms as citizens
enjoy their rights. ; We will not
have to furnish any of these
Commodities or any service of
any kind to the College free, any
more than we would fHrnish any
such commodity or service to any
citizen within the city free of
charge , Nor will the inclusion
The opening of Toy Land yesterday was a great success and
' many hearts were made' srlad. And still we have manv
Toy Land to make" both the children and the grown-ups happy.
Take a stroll through Toy Land and look and see the many beauti
ful gifts. .
OVERCOAT SALE THIS WEEK
An Overcoat Sale is the heart of attraction for this week. NOW is the Time to
make yourself a Christmas
be quoted this season.
A SAFE PLACE TO TRADE -
of these grounds,within our terri
tory in any other way work any
financial hardship upon us. We
will assume no burden of expense
by including the College within
our limits. It must Kght its own
grounds, build its own sewers,
(Continued on Page Two)
Seventy College Grads Have Fun at
Shepard Hall Last Night.
A very enthusiastic meeting of
the local alumni association was
held last evening at Shepard
Hall. About seventy of the old
"grads" gathered around the
hospitable fireplace', renewed old
acquaintances, and looked back
through the years to old "college
days." , The gathering afforded
a long wished for opportunity
for the old alumni to become ac
quainted "with those of ' later
years. " "
A fine program was given,
which t was thoroughly enjoyed
by all. The musical numbers
given by Prof. Arthur, Bouquet,"
Misses Johnson, Tartar and Gray
were especially pleasing, -, . : ,
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After the program a livuy
business meeting waslield. Short
spirited talks were given by dif-
tention of the association. The
older members were especially
interested in looking after some
things of historical interest.
Others, were anxious regarding
the completion of an alumni di
rectory at an early date. The
project of an alumni memorial at
the entrance 'of the college cam
pus was discussed. Committees
were appointed to investigate the
merits of the things suggested
and report at the next meeting.
Light refreshments were then
served while the hilarious crowd
tested the capacity of the fire
place in turning out popcorn.
The next meeting of the local
association will be held at 8 p.
m. Tuesday, January 11.
FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Present of an Overcoat at the
Men's Ties, Shirts, Collars,' Mufflers,
Fancy Box of Socks, 3 colors, a very nice
Christmas gift. - - ( -
WILL CUT OFF
OUTLYING DISTRICT VOTES
"NO" IT WILL LOSE WATER
COMMISSION TALKS STRAIGHT
Water Commission Says It Extended
Mains Outside of Gity Limits On
Agreement That Section Would Come.
In at First Opportunity
The rumor that the Water
Commission proposes to cut off
the water now going to consum
ers outside of the city, in case
those outside refuse to come into
the city, is founded on fact. The
Gazette-Times interviewed three
members of the commission this
morning Harris, Blackledge and
Groves and these were em
phatic in their statements that
they would cut off water going
to all not in favor of coming into
the city. They also saioVthat if
the outlying districts' vote ' 'no
next Saturday, they will not " ex -
tend mams any. turther and wzu -notconnect
up where somemains i
are alreav laiU"They' say th'
aJ ' taken -1 -yond
merit that that, section would
come' ni.at the first opportunity.
The Commission expects those
who have water to make that
promise good. They expect
them to get out and urge all to
vote "yes" next Saturday.
If the vote carries next Sat
urday the Commission promises .
to get water . over all the annex
ed district, where it is desired,
during next spring and summer.
Therey is no question about the
Commission meaning business as
to extension, and cutting off of
the supply. -
Mrs. D. C. Rose is slowly recovering ;
from a severe attack of intercostal
neuralgia from which she been suffer
ing the past three weeks.
very lowest prices that will