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About The daily gazette-times. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1909-1921 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1909)
VOL. L NO. 206 y - . - , CORmiJS,: BENTON COWTY, mSSSm, DECEMBER 31, 1909
TO BE THE LEVY
COUNCIL RAISES THE ESTIMATE OF
, COMMITTEE A LITTLE.
WILL HELP FIRE DEPARTMENT
Council Levies Extra: Tax in Order to
Get Money to Pat the Department in
Better Shape Agrees to Do All It
. Can Do UL.This Matter; '
f The city .'council in session last
' 'flight decided' that, next" year's
-expenses for, the city of Coryallis
; . wouldrequire a seven mill, tax-
:" two mill's for street purposes and
f five mills for ;general purposes
" The 3Vays-a"nd Means Committee
had made up 'its budget and : re
v commended fom and - two-fifths
mills for general purposes, but
at the instance of .those who want
better fire protection it was de
- cided to add the other three
v fifths of a mill and secure, about
' 1 9nn (..nvn w, ... Ti. , 3. i .
agreed that this $120(1 nor
- other specific, amount - would ;be
Spent for improvement, of the
fire department,' but it was- gen
, erally agreed thaty the,- necessity
y called for the expenditure on the
: department-of every cent that
-can well be taken froii?th$ other
a-adfiiiaj'.trwm t jju-g! taisrr
- -Messrs. M. S. Woodcock, ;Frank
:. Groves, A. L. ; Stevenson and M.
M. Long- appeared : before the
council and voiced the will of the
public meeting held the night be
fore. .? They made it clear that
r- something effective must be done,
. a'rtd argued for the purchase of a
team, employment of a competent
chief, and the fixing up of the
: city hall to allow the making of
an effective department. They
urged that firemen be paid well
; for their service. These gentle
men insisted-, that $2,000 or
$2,200 would meet every desired
requirement and that it would be
:C. folly to spend more. The coun
cil seemed favorable to the pur
chase of a team, but would not
agree to spend any specific sum.
The councilmen generally said
they would meet the present sit
uation as best they could and
levied the extra two-fifths of a
mill to help them out. This, with
$1,000; they had estimated as
necessary for the fire department,
ought to enable the council to
work out something good.
This committee also urged the
danger there is in a high-voltage
electric wire, uninsulated and
impossible to insulate, being run
through this city on poles. It
might result iri the electrocution
of a dozen men handling hose at
any fire in one of the city's busi
ness buildings. The council was
tired and . not particularly im
pressed. ; ' . . Estimate of Needs. :
Messrs. Cordley, Gray and
Johnson estimated the expendi
ture for the year as follows:
. City Attorney.,... $ 1,200 '
City Engineer ........ .,. . 1,200
Municipal Judge '.V. . ; 720
Chief of Police ; 780
Fire Department. .
Health and Police.
. Street Lights.
Sundries Ann a a n, i-'V - -v - I . . -
ptreeriuna..... 4.UUU U I HI 1 1 mflUL; U I
interest on Donas. . - i.uuu
Probable receipts from fines.
licenses, etc., $2500: to be raised
by ..taxation, $12,553. Total,
$15,053... 'This is .; really inade
quate. . The council will beun
against :a hard - proposition next
year. . '
Water Bill Disallowed.
The council wrestled . an hour
or more with the Water Commis
sion's demand for $1400 due for
water service. The bill was final
ly disallowed. Bogue and Irvine
being opposed to this action. -
A few minor .matters - came in
for consideration, ' -
TIT- FOR TAT
.The bawling of a cow and the
kicking of horses in the viciriitv
of 9th St seem to grate harshly
on the sensitive nerves of some
light-fingered gentlemen - who
have lately taken up their -resi
dence in, that community and
nearly half a column of valuable
space in the G.-T; was wasted on
the desert airJover thi&unfortun
ai affaire PerhfmJ"fcMtfcf-iai-..
afttS'Wilh KetWrta nahmAiA in d
i ... u,
f short time and realize that? in the
wild' and 'wonllvrwpst -TMVTvlaa
have not yet been"- prepared for
bawling cows or silk stbckfngs to
aeaaen tne. sound 0 horses' feet.
Neither are the parkg lawn's and
gardens protected from theVravq.
ages of dogs that are ' permitted-
their - neighbors. The cow in
question has been Iproperly doc-
1 1 1 - m . - -
torea : ana it the dog nuisance
were abated peace and harmony
would once more reign supreme.
Editor Gazette-Times: The
instinctive . love of life begins
with the consciousness of exist
ence, and acts steadily through
out with more or less 'intensity
until that consciousness pmrps"
It is stronger than reason. " We
shrink from death, ' while
reason acknowledges that life is
not Worth preserving. The in
stinctive feeling still prevails;
and it is necessary that it should
be so, for if the preservation of
life were left to the determina
tion of the judgment, it would in
thousands of instances most as
suredly be thrown . away as. a
worthless - thing. The few ' of
our species, who, wrung bv
maddening anguish, commit sui
cide, does not invalidate the
general principal, that the love
of life is an instinctive feeling
stronger than reason." Besides, as
in other cases, these few excep
tions prove the general law.
The unhappy suicide is generally
a man 'of strong mind. An idiot
never commits suicide. Instinct
has no reason to oppose it in his
mind; and for the same reason
the lower animals do not commit
the act of 'self-destruction.
" W.W. WELLS. -
Carrier No.2 found - two vrv
nice Christmas packages on the
Route, which he appreciated very
All the news all the time in The
iUinUI nnilL IIPI wiuiijars.- w. a. tiaskms this,'
OFFICIALS STAKING OUT GROUND
THIS AFTERNOON. !''
TO BE mNDSOME STRUCTUPE
Will Stand at the Head of Washington
Street To Be Built of Cement and
Made Sufficiently Commodious "for
Years to Come. ' '
The ground to be occupied by
the new S. P: depot at this place
is being staked oft? today; and'ifc
is stated that work on the new
structure will begin at once and
be pushed to completion rapidly
The building will stand direct
ly at the head of Washington St.
at 9th. : The, north end of. the
building ;wfll extend over . the'
walk there and the south ;end
will be against the present ' stat-
tion. This will make a structure
and j&p-to-date, a great credift.
the city.- . '
::At the Skating Rink the Inde
pendence Athletic Club basket
ball team will play the Corvallis
Athletic Club ie'am. The game
will be on foot and the
"i me cscasuii. iiie puullC Will
have an opportunit y to see the
conquerors of O. A. C. at their
The band boys give a moving
picture show at the - opera house
tonight and tomorrow nisrht.
mi. ... if ...4
They have been putting on good
snows in recent weeKS.
: The Coffee Club gives a dance
at the City Hall this evening.
' The "Igo-Ugo" 500 club meets
o T ,
. Boys' all-wool Sweaters,
SPECIAL, . -
The Palace has on good bills,
mere is ; entertainment of all
sorts,, sufficient to satisfy ,the
T TO CITY
Mrs. Foster Secures Highest Expression
of Piano Makers' Art.
In purchasing a piano recently,
.UJJ.0. roscer, wile or our
well-known capitalist, made thor
ough investigation, and secured
from experts their expression in
regard to the relative merits of
pianos. The instruments were
examined without regard to cost,
and a Mason-Hamlin was selected
on account of its invariable sweet
ness and nobility of tone as well
as its beauty of architecture and
finish. ' , No expense is soared in
making the Mason-Hamlin piano
as nearly perfect as possible and
they have so completely fulfilled
,the ideals of the music lovers of
the world that the output of this
great house is , sold ahead of its
The Mathews Music Co., from
whom Mrs. Foster purchased this
.piano, are local agents for the
j T ;i'ey B- .Allen Co.'; and are per-
' nt,r.tly located in GUis.
A press notice, says. -"It is
certainly sursrising to note the
array, of remarkable musical tal
ent identified with the Primrose
Minstrels: especially is this tm
of the vocal corps, which includes!
some of the most celebrated
singers ot the minstrel stage,
and others whose
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IN WOMEN'S KNIT
or Friday and SStexULr3L&Ly
We have made a Great Reduction on
Both Women's and Men's
t;m.tnKfr uh bCen PUtting ff Z Suit, now is the
time to buy, while the selection is best.
Men's odd Coats and Vests of Broken Suit U. . . , f .
$1 2 On n l c nn r- - j , r . . tU:lts ,-1 nese 8uits ld for from
v est, size
PriceLadie8' $10'00 $12 0 aPes: Special
. By8' Good All-Wool Suits, worth $5.00. Spec
ial Price r
Misses' Coats, sizes 8 to 14 years.
sell for $15.
SOI; NEW YEAR
CITIZENS OF CORVALLIS RESOLVE
TO DO GOOD THINGS.
WILL BREAK 'EM NEXT WEEK
But That's What New ; Year RacaIii-
tions Are ForSome ( of 'Em Are
Broken Even Before They Are Made,
and Always Soon After. '
Mayor Watters-Resolved that
I will make Corvallis beautiful if
I have to throw away, my -business
altogether, .ji'fx :'v'
Commissioner Geo. SmifV,
Kesolved that I will , continue to
have the best looking garden in
town and builb that bride-e n
the Willamette. -
Jqdge " Woodward:
that official life is rather strenu
F. L. .Miller-That I will
still hereafter when in the bar
O. F. Johnson: That T
a. All u
a new lock tor the back door
W. B. Cate: That I will never
again argue.with a prize-fighter.
W. P. Laffertvr-That T will
start another post office in : flnr.
yalhs if I fail v '-nd.the post-
mastersr.ip c , escrd one
'not appointed postmaster again I
will go to work and make an
honest living for once.
E. E, Wilson:-That I will con
tinue to make some young lady
happy by not marrying her.
Judge Denman:-That I will
never accept a raise in salary
while in office unless it is offer
M. S. Woodcock: That I will
put the plans of that six-story
hotel to' some good use as a
shade tor my reading lamp for in-
Victor P. Moses: That, f nriii
settle the dispute as to where
Moses was whpn tha i;n-i, m
Sheriff Geflatly: -That I will
ulm 1 - ... . Jt . wul
have less faith m the sort of hu-
cJc$, 34, 35.
25 Per Cent Less
Ladies' beautiful lace collars, both ecru
and white. Regular 75c for 43c. Reg
manity that finds its way into
Bauer & Wilkins:-That if peo
ple still insist on coming to our
shop we , will continue to-give
'em fits. They . deserve such
; Miles Starr: That I will shine
R. H. Huston:-That I will
never sell hammers to any but '
Judge McFadden : That I will
never again bandy words with a
C. M. McKellips: That I will
give B. W. Johnson my hair tonic.
E. D. Angell: That I will be
angelic as long as the barometer
does not show a tendency toward
a rise in temperature. .
-Bob Johnson: That after see
ing Lee Anderson I'll never have
my mustache shaved off.
I J. C. Lowe: -That I will sret
the North Pole before 1911.
James 0'Neill:-Thatv T will
beat him to it if I can.
; Jay Cooper .--That I will never -
again go over 'the Newnnrf-. hai.
as long as'there is any other to '
put my elbow on. ,v
C. E.! Peterson: That T xm'll .
limit my daily ration of " tobacco -
to four pounds.
? G. A.' Murphey: That I will
make a bigger "racket" next
year and less noise.
N. B, Avery: Resolved that
I'll go to see the big prize fight
if the prize fight can't be brought "
to Corvallis. ' t -K . ,
The reception accorded to the
University of Oregon Glee and
Mandolin Clubs on thpir
Ashland, Thursday, was ' an en
thusiastic one, and the boys left
with the impression that this
city, the southernmost in the
state, gave them the heartiest
welcome of their tour arid everv-
where they were well received.
They were a gentlemanly lot of
fellows and deported themselves
during their stay here as such, a
iact that was favorably com
mented upon, .in contrast to
some college aggregations that
have appeared ITT AsMnnrl in
times past Ashland Tidings.
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