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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1909)
And like all good
stories we want our
patrons to read
more of it.
Every woman likes to
be well gowned and
most women in
Corvallis and vicinity
know they can get
everything needed to
complete their out
THE WOMAN'S SHOP
But we like to
continue telling them
because we know we
always have good
things to talk about
when we call attention
to our splendid line of
Suits, Cloaks, Jackets,
Gloves and all the
so necessary to
v F. L. MILLER
M. S. BOVEE, FUNERAL DIRECT-
ceppor to Bovee & fefeuer Corvallie,
Oreeon. Ind. Phone 4s. - Bell Phone
241, Lady attendant when desired.
BLACKLEDGE & EVERETT, Li
censed embalmers and funeral direct-
' ors. Have everything new in coffins,
caskets and burial robes. ' Calls ans
wered day and night. Lady assist
ant. Embalming a specialty. Day
phones, Ind. 117 and 1153, Bell, 531;
night phones, Ind. 2129 and 1153.
Weaves and Shades
Henkle & Davis
Sheet Music, Musical Mdse.
Prices and Terms to Suit
Call in and See Us.
The Mathews Music Store
. CapL Geo. Tyler, Mgr.
Insure Your Stock
To Whom It May Concern: ,
This is to certify that we have
this day appointed Mr. S. K. Hart
sock, of Corvallis, Benton County,
Oregon, as our representative, and
he is authorized to solicit business
and collect money for this Associa
tion pertaining to live stock insur
National Live Stock Insurance Ass'n
By J. M. OBER, Secretary,
Portland, Oregon, October 28, 1909.
- Miss Christensen has succeeded C.
H. Caswell "as teacher in the Seventh
grade of the Corvallis schools.
The Coffee Club's session yesterday
was well attended." The committee
served " refreshments ' to more than
seventy. The program was confined to
business duties. ' - ' , ; '
Eugene churches have united in an
effort to have a tremendous revival.
They have engaged the Rev. Henry
Ostrum, D. D.,l a noted evangelist, to
lead this great effort which is to begin
February 1st. . ,
J. P. Logan, the grand master of
almost everything in King Valley, was
in Corvallis today on business. Mr.
Logan is postmaster and miller, : tele
phone man, capitalist, and all 'round
big man over there.
Mr. and; Mrs. A. J. Johnson went to
Portland yesterday. Mr. Johnson, who
has been all but critically ill tjhe past
few weeks, will be examined thorough
ly while there. His difficulty has been
pronounced lumbago, but it is thought
possible that there may be something
A Benton County National Bank
representative has been around the
past day or two distributing some of
those "big figure calendars." These
serve a very excellent purpose and are
highly appreciated. By the way, the
Benton National serves an excellent
purpose, also. ' .
Forty-two homesteaders will have a
meeting in Dallas this ' week to make
arrangements to fight the squatters
trying to rob them of their claims.
Congress will be asked to give relief.
Most of them are from Dallas and Sa
lem. One is from Albany, Dad Williams,
and one from Halsey, W. L. Wells.
The government in siding with the
squatters is certainly taking an unjust
position. Albany Democrat.
Fairmount Grange No. 252 recen tlv
elected officers,, as follows: Master.
Mr. Bussard; Overseer, Mr. Waymire;
Lecturer, Mrs. Bussard; Steward, Will
N. Phillips; Assistant Steward, T. J.
Risley; Treasurer, H. H. Hawlev: Sec
retary, Mrs. Phillips; Chaplain, Mrs.
Kisiey; Gate-keeper. Mr. Shannon:
Ceres, Mrs. Waymire, Pomona, Mrs.
Weaver: Flora, Mrs. Shannon; Lady
Assistant Steward, Mrs. Berry. "
The B. W. Johnson maltese Angora
cat that won second place at the' Port
land exhibition, is one of the McKellips
breed, of which there are several in
this community at present.7' This
Corvallis animal is not the best of the
number here and accomplished his feat
after a siege of voluntary starvation
and no opportunity for care to be given
him. That's quite a record. Owners
of a half dozen of these beautiful house -hold
pets' will have 1 them registered
The veteran king of minstrelsy, Geo.
Primrose, and his famous minstrels,
will appear in Corvallis next Tuesday,
Jan. 4th. Mr. Primrose is a millonaire;
he made his fortune entirely in the
show business and for years his has been
the foremost minstrel organization " in
America, the secret of his ability ' to
please the public. The Primrose com
pany has always been kept up to a high
standard, and this season's production
is said to be no exception to the rule.
They are now appearing at the Baker
theater in Portland.
The holiday number of the Pacific
Homestead contains an illustrated arti
cle from the pen of J. B. Horner. This
is entitled "Better Communication With
Our Valleys," and tells of the new road
built by the Alseans. The same paper
contains an article written by J. A.
Gilkey, gardener at O. A. C. He tells
how to grow flowers on the farm. J.
W. Vineyard, who lives near Corvallis,
tells Pacific Homestead readers how to
keep bees on the farm. Director James
Withycombe, of the 0. A. C. Experi
ment Station, contributes a page and
Wallis Nash contributes a story. The
whole number is of special interest.
Rich Men's Gifts Are Poor
Beside this: "I want to go on re
cord as saying that I 'regard Electric
Bitters as one of the greatest gifts
that God has made to woman, writes
Mrs. O. Rhinevault,'of Vestal Center,
N. Y., "I can never forget what it has
done for me."' This glorious medicine
gives a woman buoyant spirits, - vigor
of body and jubilant health. It quickly
cures nervousness, sleeplessness,
melancholy, headache, backache, 'faint
ing dizzy spells; soon builds up the
weak, ailing and sickly. Try them. 50
cents at all druggists.
G. R. FARRA, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND
Surgeon. Office in Burnett Block,
over Harris' Store. Residence corner
Seventh and Madison. Office hours:
8 to 9 a. m.; i to a p. m. Phones:
Office, 2128, Residence, 404. ,
TO CURE CANCER
lis Victim Gave $1,500,000 to
FOR SPECIAL RESEARCH FUND
Bequest of George Crocker Youngest
Son of Charles Crocker, California
Millionaire, One of Many Gifts In His
Lifeti me For Education How He
Helped Students With Loans. .
George Crocker, youngest son of
Charles Crocker of California, who
died from cancer the other day in his
home in New Xork. made a large be
quest tP Columbia university to 'inves
tigate the disease and to try to .find a
real cure for it. For that purpose he
created the "George Crocker Special
Mr. Crocker's will did not specify
any sum of money for this purpose,
but directed that his house at Fifth
avenue and Sixty-fourth street, with
its contents, as well as his country
place at Darlington. N. J., should be
sold and the proceeds turnpd over to
the trustees of Columbia.university foe
investment as a permanent fund.: This
will net about $1,500,000.
Mr. Crocker some time ago gave $50,
000 to Columbia to start this work.
Mrs. Crocker also died from cancer,
which bad much to do with the plans
which Mr. Crocker had been making
for a long time to give a fund for spe
cial research. ; ' ' ,
Made Many Charitable Gifts.
Mr. Crocker inherited from his father
$6,000,000 as his share of the $30,000,
000 estate which the former railroad
king left. He bad a reputation before
his father's death of being a reckless
young man, but in accordancewith a
clause in his father's will, whffih stip
ulated that his son should abstain
from drink for live years, he turned
over a new leaf and at the end of that
period came into his inheritance.
Captain John Hays Hammond ot 71
Broadway. New York, one of the ex
ecutors of Mr. Crocker's will, said that
Mr.' Crocker bad made many charita
ble gifts in his lifetime, but had al
ways kept them a secret as he was" un
willing to become known as a public
At one time Mr. Crocker gave $20,000
to start a school ' for postgraduate
work in mining among the colleges.
This school was known privately as
the Mining Field school, and graduates
from Harvard. '. Yale, Columbia. ; the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and the Golden School of Mines In
Colorado attended it for one year. Mr?;,
Crocker leased a mine near Bowlder
Colo., as an aid to his ' experiment
about four years ago, and about a hun
dred graduates from the different uni
versities went there under, the Instruc-.
tion of Professor Munroe of Columbia
and some from other institutions.
They occupied houses near the mine
which Mr. Crdeker put up for them
and lived the life of . miners for a
year, going down into the mine and
learning drilling, blasting and all the
How He Helped Peary.
Mr. Crocker at another time also gave
several thousands' to start a student
loan fund for men in the different col
leges in the east who found themselves
unable after a year or so at college to
continue their course through lack of
finances. Mr. Crocker lent these men
money and. they were put upon their
honor that, as soon as they -began to
make money after -graduation, they
should turn brer the borrowed amount
to the fund so that it might be re
loaned to those in a like predicament.
At the time that Commander Peary
was about to set out on his last and
successful dash for the north pole Mr.
Crocker was approached on. the- sub
ject of funds. He was strongly- op
posed to the project, as he considered
that Peary was about to throw bis
life away. However, friends of the
commander persuaded Crocker to meet
the explorer, and when the two did
meet and Crocker had sized up his
man and found that he was determined
to embark on the expedition., whether
properly fitted out or not, the young
man contributed $50,000 to the expe
dition. In honor of bis benefactor,
Peary has named a large tract of land
In the polar zone Crocker Land. - -
The Christmas List.
'And now once more we list our friends,
- On each a value, place.
We write them dc wn. and by each name
A certain price we trace.
. A few there are we hold most dear.
. Two dollars each we'll spend
On Christmas gifts for them this year,
r This majces "the two spot friend."
Now. then, a few we like real well.
We oft seek their advice. - -We
must not mean appear to them;
A dollar Is their price.
This list too large must never grow
Or ruin will attend, ,
And thus it is we come to know
The Christmas "case note' friend."
Now comes a list, the longest list
Of , all. and note it well,
. For it contains more honest friends "
. Than I have, space to tell. - ' : -" .
In gifts that we shall send to them
No thought of tavor enters; ;
j A necktie or a handkerchief
Must do for "fifty centers." '
And yet when summing up the list
,- The -"two spot gifts" for show.
The "dollar present" goes to pay '
A friendship debt we owe, "
But most of love and sentiment
I'm certain always enters
Into the simple little gifts
We send to 'fifty centers."
' Detroit Free Preu.
r CALHOUN FOR r CHINA. "
Slimpses of Chicago Lawyer Appointed
Minister In the Far East. : t
in appointing William J. Calhoun of
Chicago as minister to China presi
dent Taft has selected a man of wide
experience and one well qualified to
fill that important post, which requires
a statesman combining both business
and diplomatic qualifications. He is a
member of the law firm .of Calhoun,
Lyford & Sheean of' Chicago, his home
city. Be was born in Pittsburg . on
Oct. 5. 1848. He was admitted the
bar in- 1875 and 'practiced for many
years at Danville. 111. He was a close
friend of the late President McKinley,
by whom be was intrusted with the
important mission of investigating af
fairs in Cuba just before the Spanish
war. In 1905 he was sent by President
Roosevelt as a special envoy to investi
gate the cause of the trouble between
the United States, and Venezuela,
which grew out of the dispute of the
Venezuelan government with the Ber
mudez Asphalt company, j
Mr. Calhoun is a distinctly likable
man, whose cardinal outward charac
teristic Is simplicity. He is without
Mr. Calhoun now is In the full vigor
of his powers. His strong face, with
its broad forehead and keen eyes, is
that of a successful man.
When the civil war opened he was a
boy of sixteen years, and nis patriot
ism was fired by tales of heroism
brought back from the front. He of
fered himself at a' recruiting station
and twice was repulsed, his youth be
ing the bar to entering the service of
the country. A third time Calhoun
was successful in enlisting, and he be
came a member of the Nineteenth Ohio
Mr. Calhoun knew President McKin
ley long before either of them came
into public life. They were intimates
at school, and the friendship then com
menced was .not severed until Presi
dent McKinley's death. As a young
man Calhoun taught school in Dan
ville. 111. He had trouble with the big
boys, who called him a "etrayling from
the east" and objected to letting him
boss them. In later years he had 'de
lighted to tell how his diplomatic ca
reer had its beginning there. . He went
out into the playgrounds one day,
where the boy that made most of the
trouble for him was the. crowd's lead
er. He suggested that they play
throwing the hammer, a game in which
he was an adept - '
Tie boys agreed, and he threw the
hammer, but not with all his strength.
Then the big boy threw it and passed
his mark,, much to the delight ot the
others. After that the schoolteacher
tried again, and not only put the ham
mer twenty feet farther than the next
best throw, but threw the big boy aft
er it. .' :
Mr. Calhoun was a member of the
interstate commerce commission from
March 8. 1808, to Oct. 1. 1900. The
first . Mrs. Calhoun died on Aug. IT.
18f)8.; Five years ago Mr. Calhoun
married Miss Lucy Monroe of Chicago.
EXCHANGE OF PROFESSORS.
Secretary Knox's Plan to Promote Bet
ter Feeling With Other Republics. "
.. An exchange of professorships and
students between universities and
academies among all the American re
publics has" been proposed by Secretary
The suggestion has commended it
self to the governing board of the in
ternational bureau of American repub
lics, which has recommended that the
proposed interchange shall figure in
the program of the fourth pan-American
congress, to be held at Buenos
Aires next summer, and the director
of 'the bureau of American republics
has been instructed accordingly. -The
aim of the proposal is declared
to be , not merely . to maintain the
friendly relations between Latin Amer
ica and the United States, but to in
crease and strengthen them by enlist
ing the co-operaybn of the intelligence
and intellectual resources of the vari
ous ; countries of the western hemi
sphere. CHURCH OPENS MEAT MARKET
Will Try to Make ' Enough to Pay
Debts No Short Weights.
The congregation of the Twelfth
Avenue Baptist church in Evansville,
Ind.. has opened a grocery store and
meat market in a building near the
church, and the proceeds of the sales
will be used to pay -off the church
debt, w,hich amounts to about $4,000.
There will be no short weights, and
the goods will be sold at a small profit.
The pastor of the church, the Itev. F.
G, S. Btirdette, has appealed to the
members to patronize the venture.
Seeing Sights In Washington.
Representative Tim Ansberry of
Ohio had a . number of his constitu
ents in'tow at the house of represent
atives the other morning. He showed
them many strange and interesting
things, and they were most enthusias
tic. Homer Davenport and bis Arab
slave boy. who were meeting all com
ers, proved the center of attraction
for a time until the rollicking Repre
sentative Hughes of New Jersey en
tered the lobby.
"That is Billy Hughes of New Jer
sey," Mr. . Ansberry informed his par
ty. "My goodness," remarked one of
the women, "they come from all over,
Prize For Taft, Giant Turkey.
.Taft. a turkey gobbler weighing fifty-five
pounds, won the grand prize
over 150 . competitors from twenty
three states and Canada at the Mis
souri state poultry show, which opened
recently at St. Louis. Taft is owned
by S. C Havens of Sbelbvville, Ind.
Corvallis Opera House
Tuesday, January 4th
' Largest and Best Minstrels Ever Here
"WORLD'S GRANDEST LAUGHING CARNIVAL"
PR 1 MR OS E
A L L - S T A R
Magnificent New Show With a Splen-
. did Company of 40 Clever Participants
A real show, with Funny Comedians, Charming Singers and
Marvelous" Dancers headed by the Millionaire Minstrel
' King. . -
You have never seen anything better since fun began.
Bargain Prices - 35c, 50c, 75c, $1
Advance Sale begins - Saturday Morning, January 1st
To secure a return gift for that one unex
pectedly received, or you can find those
suitable little novelty remembrances for
New Years. OUR 15 PER CENT. DISCOUNT
CONTINUES UNTIL JANUARY 1st.
- The best that can be supplied.
Simond's Cross-Cut Saws '
"Our Very Best'' and' UU.A" AXES
WEDGES AND SLEDGES
And everything needed for a good working outfit.
Let- TJs Sliow Ton
GOOD THINGS TO EAT
Everything you can possibly want to tempt or satisfy yonr appetite
Xiive to "JElsut
v ESeft to Live
. You'll do both well if you get your table needs at " '
THATCHER & JOHNSON'S GROCERY
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On all Heavy Blue Enameled Ware
While they last 25 per cent discount
The largest line of Boys' Express
Wagons and Coasters in the City
Glass, Haviland, Glassware, Crock