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The Gazette -Times Wishes Its Readers a Merry Ghristmas
,VOLL NO.201 .;V f .". ; CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1909 " . ' : PRirF fivp tpntc
TWO OLD TIMERS
MANUEL KNIGHT AND HIRAM
f LICKINGER CALLED
KNIGHT FUNERAL ON SUNDAY
Both Men Active !n the Early Life of
Corvallis -One Was a Blacksmith
the Other- a Harness-maker, and
Both Accumulated Means.
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Manuel 1 Knighthiied at his
home in the city last night . at
the age of ; 83 years. He was
striken with paralysis several
years aga and since that ? time
had been ; all but helpless.
L Death ' was a gradual ' wasting
away and the end brings to him
.great relief; - . .
' Manuel Knight, was well and
favorably known to all the older
people of this community. He was
a Chilean who came here early in
- the cy's history, in : the '50s,
went to school across the river,
Orleans, and ' later , operated a
blacksmith shop where the Beals
. shop now stands. He was frugal,
bought ground and was in fair
financial shape. To protect him
. and his , interests the "Masonic
lodge of this city agreed to take
Vcdretf him and - hisf-wrfe- until
their death; if " he would make
the lodge his beneficiary. This
was agreed to and Manuel has
had the best care since that time.
The passing of this citizen means
the going of another landmark.
He was a man - of unassuming
character, quiet and peaceable,
one who brought nothing but
good to the .community. At' the
time of his death he was ' the
second oldest living member of
the Masonic lodge.' - '
A very short funeral service
"will be held at the house, corner
Friday 'and Saturday
in a 4-act rural comedy
drama, "Mary Jane"
Motion Picture Program
-"The Keeper of the Light''
An absorbing drama of the love of a
lighthouse keeper's daughter and a
"A Lady's Purse"
A jolly, little "comedy showing how a
couple of thieves were stung.
"On the Wrong Scent"
. An hilarious comedy in which Smith
is the toy of Fate's freakish ways.
"Eat four Soup"
"A General's Birthday Present"
At The STAR
:.. Today and Tomorrow s -
"The Geisha Who Saved Japan"
A true story of the life of Marquis
Ito and how he was saved to his country
by the bravery of a girL - v
- "Two Women and a Man""
"The Nobleman's Dog" .
"How French Perfumes are Made"
Special Matinee at the Star
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R. N. Bell and the Masonic U 1 U,,L 1 LL "I- t
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. ; Hirman Flickinger, a resident
of Corvallis many years, died at
Los Angeles yesterday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. - He was 80 years
of age and was at the home of
a brother where he had gone en-
route to the Sandwich Islands.
Mr. Flickinger came . to Cor
vallis in the 50's, engaged in the
harness business and by industry
and frugality accumulated consid
erable means. He was a capable.
intelligent man of strong charac
ter and was a factor socially and
politically. At orte time he was
Treasurer of Benton County.
He was a member of Barnum
lodge, in. politics - a -republican
and in religion an - atheist.' - Mr.
Flickinger , enjoyed the respect
of the people who knew him and
oldfriends here will revere his
memory. ; ' . ' - .
About twenty years asro. , Mr.
Flickinger moved to Pendleton
He buried a son there. A few
years ago he returned to Benton
county and lor a time lived at
Philomath. Then he went to
Newport, where Mrs. Flickinger
died about a year ago. - At her
request her body-, was cremated
and her aslies strewn over the
grave of her son. Following
this service Mr. Flickinger went
to California, was taken ill and
returned to a Pendleton hospital
where he remained until he -re
turned here in November, a
shadow of hisj former sell ' He
aexerminea to taKe a long trip,
but died at Los Angeles as stated.
The '. Congregational church
now stands where Mr. Flickinger
lived tor many years.
AT THE CHURCHES
Church of the Good Samaritan, corner
of 7th and Jefferson Streets.
" Friday 6:30 p. m.,' Sunday School
song service and tree.
Saturday Christmas Day, full festi
val service, with special anthems and
solos and five-minute sermon at ten
o'clock. Offering ifor Infirm Clererv.
Widows' and Orphans' Fund.
&unaay bt. Stephen, the Martyr's
Day. Holy Eucharist at a. m. Sunday
School at 10; Morning Service and Ser
mon at 11; Evening Service and Sermon
at 750 (Sunday after Christmas, with
Festival Music). . -
Monday St. John, Evangelist's Day.
Service at 10 o'clock.
Tuesday-The Innocents' Day, 10 a. m.
These days of the Christian Year are
indeed holy days. They are true holi
days for the tired heart of humanity.
Their appeal and refreshment have a
Divine-human tenderness. They call
us from shop and table to spend the
flo wer of our time in healing medita
tion. They invite us to come with the
Shepherds and Wise Men of old and
adore Him born King of all hearts and
Son of the Highest. To such these
days are as dew in summer, songs at
midnight, as heavenly bread and wine
and oil making glad the heart of man.
Like doves may they bring on their
white wings . the benediction of peace
to men of good-will everywhere. ;
Preaching at the Presbyterian church
Sunday morning by the pastor, X. R.
N. ' BelL - Morning topic, "The Real
Christmas.',' . Special anthems by the
choir. Reception of members at the
morning service.- The Session will meet
at the manse at 10:30 a. m. There will
be a Christmas choral service at p.
m. The choir has made out a program
of music for, this occasion which is quite
above he ordinary. Prof. L M. Glen,
professor of music at the Oregon State
University, and one of the leading bari
tones of the Pacific Coast, will be in
two mtmbers which will delight the
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WRITER TAKES ISSUE WITH
- G.-T. EDITORIAL.
PREFERS THE OLD SNAGS
Wants .Addresses of Any Men Who
Ever Got 'Any Satisfaction From a
Set of Store Teeth Will Give $100
For a Real Dentist
Editor Gazette-Times;-' ,
In Wednesday's 'edition I see
an article headed: .- 'A - Rpal
Christmas Present." . As a gen
eral thing I do not think the G.-T.
means to 7 be . misleading in its
statements on any question what
ever, and it only makes this as. a
suggestion but in this case I
must say that it not only did not
hit or come ear the "bull's eye,
but missed .the entire circle, and
is still" speeding through "space.
In rmy judgment, (and I have
had several years' experience,)
there is nothing worse an old
person can do than to present
themselves with a set of false
teeth.; I want the G.-T. to give
me the address of any party hav-
chew on. I wish to know if the
dentist who made them js still in
the TJ. S. I have not been able
to .chew one mouthful of grub in
over four years. But wait! During
that time I have had three differ
ent sets of false teeth made by
three different (so claimed, first
class) dentists. But I will depos
it in any bank to the order of any
dentist, double the cost of the
making (payable after 30 days'
trjal) who will make me a set of
teeth I can chew any food with,
the lower set not to break in? the
middle as all three of my other
sets have. No, old man, keep
your natural teeth,' old snags,
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ONE HOUSES Hi
CATTLE AT O.A.C.
RUBY "WILL SEND Bin Hnnsrs
I AND BROWN THE CATTLE
GREAT FOR SHORT COURSES
Farmers and Breeders to be Given
f Opportunity at Judging - None
i Who Can Attend Should Fail to En
iroll for Short Course. .
The Animal Husbandry De
partment of p." A. C. has just
completed arrangements by
which the students of the coming
short course and the regular stu
dents as well will be given the
opportunity of studying some-'of
the best livestock in the state.
During the second week' of the
course A. C. Ruby, of Portland,
will ship down twelve head of
his finest imported stallions, con
sisting of three : Shires, three
Percherons, three " Belgians and
three German Coachers."' These
animals which have only recent
ly been imported from Europe
re all very 'fine , specimens of
their respective breeds and will
be a whole show in themselves.
course Frank Brown, of Carleton,
will send some fine Shorthorns
including the great bull, Wapato,
and a number of choice females,
He. will also send some of the im-
ported Squthdowns which hai e
made such a stir at the fall fairs
Extensive work in Animal Hus
bandry will be offered this year. !
Especial stress will be placed on
the , judging and the feeding.
This is the first time that the
short course students have had
the opportunity of studying judg
ing and it is an opportunity that
no farmer-should miss nor allow
his sons to miss. The farmers
near Corvallis, especially should
not miss this course as they may
. MM WUWJ. 11IUJ
attend at much less trouble and
' We Wish You a
One-third off on all Toys,
Dolls and Christmas Goods
'till January 1st.
expense than those in other Darts
of the state Those who cannot
get away from their work long
enough to enroll as" a student
should visit the College some day
while the snort course is in ses
sion, particularly while the visit
ing stock is at the barns. Ruby's
horses will be here January 9th
to 15th. inclusive, and Brown's
sheep and cattle January 5th to
February 5th. . .;
AT SOUTH HI. E.
At the South Methodist church
a very large and handsome Xmas
tree was erected yesterday and
tastefully decorated with orna
ments and presents, for the exer
cises which are to take place this
evening," beginning at 7:30.
mere win be excellent music
and recitations by the youngsters
which will make the most serious
minded laugh. All are welcome.
The auditorium will be delight
fully warm. Come and spend an
hour's enjoyment together. -
Buena Vista, Colo., Dec.: 23:
Four men have been ; frozen- to
death and a fifth is in sucK con
dition that he will probably" die
as the result "of the; intense . cold
during the past ; 60 hours.- The
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unidentified. vThe first to' die
was a section "hand, who- was
overcome by the cold-while walk
' ms ' alon tne'- railroad " track
several miles west of here. : He
W down between the rails.' A
few minutes later his body was
ground to pieces under the
wheels of a passenger train, s
, The next dead men discovered
were-two tramps, whose bodies
we're found frozen stiff, sitting
upright in a box car which ar
rived here during the night. '
- The last victim, likewise a
tramp; was found by the railroad
track v near. Tennessee Pass,
where he had evidently fallen
from a train after becominsr
KILLED HIS WIFE
50 YEARS AGO
MAN HELD YOUNG WIFE UNDER
WATER UNTIL SHE DIED
IN PRISON SINGE THAT TIME
May be Released at Early Date
Everything Worth While Has Hap
pened Since His Incarceration-May
Get Out for Christmas.
The Connecticut state board of
pardons which met last week and
considered an application for the
pardon of John P. Warren, who
is officially designated as convict
No. Ion the roster of the big
Connecticut state prison at
Wethersfield. If favorable action
is taken by the board, and it is
generally believed that such will
be the case, this Christmas will
be a happy one indeed for War
ren for It will be his first
Christmas outside of prison walls
in half a century.
' On the day that the board of
pardons - meets to consider . his
case Warren will have completed
an even 50 years as an inmate of
the state prison. He is believed
to.be the longest imprisoned life
convict, in .the ..United. .States,
and possibly in the world..
When the doors of the big prison
first closed behind him the Civil
war had not commenced, railroad
transportation was in its infancy
and such common conveniences
of the present day, as the tele- '
phone, : the electric car, the
automobile and the " typewriter
were unheard of, not to mention
the skyscraper buildings, wire
less telegraphy, flying machines,
submarine boats and a hundred
arid one things' with which the
present generation is familiar.
Wife murder was the crime
for which Warren was sentenced
to life imprisonment. One day
in July 1859, he invited - his 18-
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