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OF CITY C
& A. FRANCHISE HELD UP
BONER WANTS BMU
Cement Sidewalk Ordered Constructed
On East Side of Second Srteet From
Adams to Jefferson to Replace the
Present Plank One.
The special session of the city coun
cil, held last Thursday night, was a
busy and important meeting, consider
able interest being taken by the public
in the matter of the franchise asked
for by the C. & A. Ry.
The ordinance committee, to whom
this petition was referred made only a
partial report, the matter not only hav
ing been fully considered, so that no
vote was taken. The city attorney, E.
R. Bryson, suggested that police, Judge
Geo. W. Denman, be authorized to act
with himself, in preparing certified cop
ies of the franchise already granted to
the Willamette Valley & Coast Railway
. Co., for the purpose of having the same
examined by C. A. Woodcock, of Eu
Ef( ne. and an opinion rendered as to
whether it contained a "common usage"
clause by which the city could order the
present tracks of the Southern Pacific
to be used also by the C. & A. road on
First and Washington streets. This
suggestion was, on motion, ordered, and
action will be postponed until the opin
ion of Mr. Woodcock is received.
A petition was presented by George
A. Waggoner, acting for the Booster
Committee, asking for the free use of
the city Duiiamg on maaison street as
! .fiffice JfOK- publicity, work and-the jii
play of Benton county products. Re-
lerreu iO me tuxeei cuiumiti.ee wmi
power to act.
The police judge was instructed to
notify the property owners on the east
side of Second street, between Adams
and Jefferson streets, that the present
board sidewalk had been condemned as
unsafe and that they must at once con
struct a cement sidewalk in conformity
with the ordinance governing same.
The privilege of erecting a building
for the storage of ice on ground be
. longing to the city and now used as an
approach to the creamery, was asked
for by H. W. Kaupisch. The petition
- was referred to a committee and as Mr.
Kaupisch is willing to agree to vacate
the property whenever the city -may re
quire it for public use, the application
,will probably be granted.
The matter of opening Thirteenth
street, between Jackson and VanBuren,
and also a street east of the Cherokee
strip, was referred to the street com
mittee, the mayor and the city attorney.
The petition of the Corvallis .Flouring
Mills, presented by attorney J. Fred
Yates for August Fischer, to construct
a pole line from his electric plant, across
the river to First street, north of Madi
son, was referred to the fire And light
committee with instructions to report
&t the next meeting.
In the matter of the petition of the
M. E. church people for the priyilege of
constructing a double width cement
sidewalk in front of the church property
on Madison and Fourth streets, the
street committee was given power to
A committee was appointed with
-'" power to act in the matter of the peti
tion for and remonstrance against the
opening of an alley near the Union de
pot, in block 38, Morehouse addition
The VaaBuren street sewer was or-
. dered extended 180 feet west of the
Changes in Lumber Company.
The Board of Education of the Cor
vallis City Schools, at a recent meeting,
decided to engage L. R. Treaver, of the
Monmouth Normal School, as superin
tendent for the coming year.
Mr. Treaver is one of the most ex
perienced and capable instructors in the
state. He was formerly superintendent
of schools at Salem and Pendleton be
fore taking charge of the Nqrmal at
Monmouth, and it is only because the
continuance of the latter institution is
still unsettled, that his services were
made available for other work. He is
highly endorsed by State Superintend
ent Ackerman and many other promi
nent educators, and Corvallis is most
fortunate in having secured him.
Superintendent Fulkerson, who has
made an enviable record here during
the past two years, has at all times
been in hearty accord with the board.
He has had several excellent offers
from other places, but has not definite
ly decided what he will do. He may
make his home in the country for a
time for the benefit of his health.
AT RACE TRACK
EXCITING EVENTS WITNESSED BY
CGiMLLIS HORSES WINERS
Quarter-Mile Dash and .One Mile Har
ness Races Captured by Tortora and
Kiger and Big Money Changed Hands
on the Result.
TALK OF THE TOWN
O. J. Blackledge transacted business
in Portland Friday.
George Flagg, of St. Helens, was a
Corvallis visitor Saturday. ,
John Osborn, of The Dalles, is visit
ing his sons, James and David Osborn,
in this city.
Deputy Sheriff McGinnis was out in
the Philomath heighborhood Saturday
looking after official business.
Mr..-and Mrs. O. J. Blackledge and
family took a spin in their auto Sunday
to' Bellfountain, returning Monday
Ralph Allingham was a recent visitor
from Shedds. He formerly lived here
and his old friends were pleased to see
The big roller broke through the mill
race bridge while being taken out to
the race track last week and had to be
The racing events at the Corvallis
Driving, Park Saturday afternoon drew
one of the largest crowds to the city
that has gathered here in a long time
and the clean sport furnished lots of
excitement for the enthusiastic specta
The first race was a quarter-mile
dash between Gene Tortora's bay colt
and George Brown's gray. The horses
both got away in fine shape and the
plucky little colt of Torra's to came in
under the wire a dean winner amid
The harness race, distance one mile,
best two in three, was captured by
John Kiger's "Pilot Lane" against Mc-
Elroy's, of Eugene, "Wing and Wing"
in two straight heats, the crowd going
half wild over both races and several
thousand dollars changing hands on the
result, both horses being heavily Backed
by their favorites. '..
This racing event clearly shows that
CorVallis can support a good track and
frequent events. The scene at the park
was full of life and interest There
were hundreds of stylish turnouts, the
ladies being a largely in attendance,
while the gatherings of autos from Eu
gene, Albany, :' Salem, .. Independence
Now that about all the sections in the
new city charter have been xarefully
considered and approved -by the com
missionfappointed for the work of re
vision, it has been deemed expedient
that the instrument be published in some
fijjsni so that the people may become
thoroughly conversant with alUof all.its
prsvisons before it is submitted'tothe
vcrs for final action.
.Just what form this publication will
take, whether in the newspapers or as
a pamphlet, has jiot yet been settled,
buj it will appear in such shape that the
public will have every opportunity to
give it all the consideration it requires.
3. hat Corvallis needs a new charter in
order to carry out the'policy originated
f or its great growth, no one disputes,
ani it is hoped-that the new one to be
submitted will be in every way satisfact
ory so there will be no f uther delay in
perfecting the proposed civic improve
TALK OF THE TOWN
EXCITING FIELD DAY AT
Miss Bertha Beck, now living near
Albany, is visiting at the Logan Beck
Miss Beatrice Baker is outf rom New
port visiting ?her father at the Hotel
Fishing parties are now all the rage
and some fine catches of trout are be
ing made. SKsass v-4-g-.
Miss Betty Thorpe substituted last
week for Mrs. Gertrude Strange in the
Miss Nora Thomson, the genial sten
ographer at. Kline's, spent Sunday at
Jefferson with her folks,
- C. H. Hoyt, of Jefferson, and a for
mer 0. A,K C. student, came over in his
motor Saturday. t see the races.
Corvallis THo-p Nn -14 A" V- lirsH -A
M twill hold its next regular communis oTfamKeck,
cation Wednesday evening, May 5.
DAG. CLASS MEET
WON BY JUNSORS
FORTY-FIVE TO FORTY-FOUR
Track Team and Old Stars Take Part
in Contest and Smash Records in
Discus and High Jump Events
Smithson Again Winner
one of the
G. O. Bassett and Dr. I. W, Harris
have bought the entire holdings of H,
C. Mahon, president of the Sunset
Lumber Co., iu the Occidental Mill &
Lumber Co., the transfer of Mr. Ma
hon's interests having been made in
Portland last week. . Mr. Bassett, the
efficient manager of the Occidental
Company, will remain as practical di
rector of affairs and the - capacity and
business of the' plant will be greatly
increased. - The big body of timber
opened up by the C. & A. Ry. will be
cut by the Moore mill, which is being
removed for that purpose, and the mill
in this city will also be run to its full
capacity to1 supply the . great demand
lor building material. '
Elmer Taylor and his mother are here
from Lobster, having been called by
the serious illness of Ephriam Grier,
who is quite sick with diphtheria and
The Boys' Club had ' a regular jolli
fication Friday evening in the ' parlors
of the M. E. church. The lads filled up
on ice cream and cake and thoroughly
enjoyed the evening.
W. L. St John sold 75 acres of the
John Vineyard property out at Moun
tain View Friday to a Mr. Harris, of
Philomath. The buryer will utilize the
timber on the place for firewood.
The Corvallis & Alsea River Railway
is now arranging for a daily tram ser
vice to start May 10. It is the inten
tion to start a southbound train out
each morning, returning to Corvallis in
Walter Foster, the crack basketball
player of former OAC teams, who has
been playing with the Los Angeles
team for some time, is visiting Corval
lis friends. "Shorty" met with a glad
welcome from the boys at the college,
The Black Eagle Mining Company
was represented here last week by the
president, R. F. Shier, and a F. Wil
hams, who .brought with them some
fine samples of ore and were endeavor
ing to interest Coryallis people in the
stock of the company.
J. M. Nolan & Son are receiving con
gratulatory telegrams from the promi
nent business and manufacturing firms
of Chicago. 2few York, Philadelphia,
Cleveland, .Rochester, Danbury, Brock
ton and other points upon the celebra
tion of their silver anniversary.
Several important business changes
were made during the past week in the
enterprising little city of Philomath.
C A. Woods bought the meat .market
of S. W- Gibbon & Son and they have
purchased the .general store of Jerry
Henkle. MrHenkle has been a prom
inent business man of Philomath for
many years and has won the respect
and ' esteem of the entire community
All would be pleased to have him .locate
would have done credit to many a large
city. The band was in attendance, and
the entire enclosure was bristling with
life, showing that the people all enjoy
good clean sport. .
So successful was this race that plans
are now being made to put the track
in thorough condition and to maintain it
during the summer, the expense to be
borne by subscription which will be
raised here. - -
Arrangements are now being perfect
ed for another race next Saturday be
tween George Brown's gray and an
other horse of Gene Tortora's.
NEARLY HALF CENTURY
Kline's Department Store Has Forty-
Five Years Record
William Green, living 8 miles west of
Philomath, has sold his ranch of 240 acres
to an eastern man who expects to plant
the entire tract in apples at the earliest
practical moment. This splendid addi
tion to theapple industry of the county,
would indicate what kind of a report
has been made by the experts sent out
from New York and other eastern states
to test the adaptability of Oregon soil,
The consideration in the deal was $7,000
and the . juicy consideration to the real
estate man went to Mr. Case of Port
Forty-five years ago the Mercantile
house of Kline opened for business in
Corvallis, Lewis G. Kline having arrived
here in 1864, from Cincinnati, Ohio, and
started a country store, the place being
then a small village.
Year by year with the growth of the
city and county the business has grad
ually increased until 'now it is one of
the largest department stores in this
part of Oregon and has the proud rep
utation of being the oldest business
house, under one continuous name and
management in the Willamette Valley.
S. L. Kline hawing entered the store in
1807 with his father, and because the
sole owner of the big business in 1884
a quarter of a .century ago.
One feature af Kline's that has made
it a household convenience is the fact
that every thing required for the family
and home, except fresh meat, can .he
procured right under one roof, thus
saving the trouble of having to visit
several different places to complete
Another feature that adds to the pop
ularity of lines.and especially among
the farmers and their families, is the
policy oi always taking everything in
the way of farm produce, at the very
highest market price, in-exchange for
any merchandise desired.
The high standing of this well known
firm in the business world and the pat
ronage it receives from so large a pro-
. ( . i i n , . - .
portion oi tne people oi uorvains ana
Benton county are the results of always
promptly meeting every obligation and
the caretui attention paid to the needs
of the - buying public, the first bring
eonnaence ana the latter increased bu
With nearly half a century of unbro
ken business success to point to the
house of Kline has every incentive to
look forward to the realization of a full
century of commercial life and prosper
ity. May it achieve ' that - enviable
Measles are now prevalent' through
out, jhe city, many children and some
grovm folks being ill with the malady.
lana to visit nis parents, ne not; having
stepped foot on the ould sod for forty
years.': -?'. - ' .- , -"
C. E. - Sheffield, a prominent real
estate man of Newport, was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Wilkins the last
of the week.
George Cathey will be graduated at
the Portland Medical College this week
and his parents are now there to wit
ness the exercises.
A. Gustavson has sold his 30-acre
tract of land lying west of the College
grounds and known as the Elgin tract
to Virgil E. Waiters. .
Arrangements, are now being made
by the Ladies' Auxiliary to the Com
mercial Club to have a "Clean Up"
day some time this month.
0. V. Hurt, a prominent merchant of
Waldport, and an old-time resident of
Corvallis, was in the city Saturday,
greeting his many friends.
W. H. Pfouts has again taken up his
residence on Kiger's Island, after living
down hear Salem for a time. He says
he is glad to get back again.
A. Stegerwald believes in having
good horses and then fitting them up in
.good harness. He donated $75 for two
sets at Ammy Cameron's Saturday.
The position recently vacated by Ar
thur Keady at the OAC printing office.
is to be again filled by OttoF. L. Herse,
and his many friends will give him a
hearty welcome back. ,
The regular meeting of St Mary's
Chapter, No. 9, Order Eastern Star,
will be held Tuesday night, May 4. All
officers and members are urged to be
present as initiatory work will be had.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Millhollen were
over from their farm in Linn county
last week visiting Corvallis friends and
renewing their acquaintance at the col
lege, they both being graduates of the
Athletic field at 0. A. C.
afternoon was the scene of
closest and most exciting
meets ever held at the college, the Jun
iors winning the honors in tne annual
contest against the Sophomores by the
close score of 45 to 44 points,
The winners in the various class events
were as follows : 100 yards Howie '10 ;
Startzoff, '12 ; Siemens, '10. 220 yards
Howie, '10 ; Siemens, '10 ; Breithaupt
'10. 440 yards Thompson, '10 Shad
duck, '11 ; Blanchard, '09. 880 yards
Blanchard, '09 ; Shadduck, '11 ; Griggs,
'12. Mile Griggs, '12 ; " Brown, '10 ;
Watson, '12. 120 yard Hurdle Calif,
'11 ; Price, '09 ; Hawley, '11. 220 yard
Hurdle Asbahr, '11 Calif, 11; Price,
'09. High Jump-Shadduek, '10 ; Haw
ley, '11 ; Hamilton, '10. Broad Jump
Startzoff , '12 Crews, '10 ; Breit
haupt, '10. Pole Vault Armstrong, '11
Olson ; Connell. Throwing Hammer
Smith, '09 ; Luper, '10 ; Graham, '09,
Discus Keck, Groth, Davis. Putting
layWon by ttsjors ; Seniors second ;
Sophomores third ; FresniHSU. fourth.
In total points the result waff SS Al
lows: ; -
Juniors 45; Sophomores, 44; Seniors,
' The Sophomores have " protested
against the relay race being given to
the Juniors, and if this protest is al
lowed by the athletic board the final
result will be Sophomores 44, Juniors,
In the contest between the college
track team and a team composed of
several of the old OAC stars, among
whom were Smithson, Heater, Swann
Owing to a supposedly legal teshinc
ality in the recent special election wh'c'i
the voters of School District No. 9 held
and decided to issue bonds to the am
ount to $30,000 for the purpose of erect
ing and furnishing a new High School
building, the election will have to be
held over again, and the Board of Edu
cation has fixed Saturday, May 22, from
one to four o'clock P. M. at the county
court house, as the time and place for
holding such special election.
The opinion finally handed down by
the Attorney General, that the ballot
should specify how or where the bonds
should be sold, will in the new election
be observed and this time it is expected
that there will be no question raised as
to the legality of the proceeding.
In the coming election the voters will
be asked to dedide not only upon the
bond issue but also upon the question of
empowering the board to purchase such
additional land as may be required for
It is certain that the people are all in
favor of the bonds being issued and that
the question will be given a practically
unanimous vote on Saturday, May 22.-
TALK OF THE TOWN
John Bell, of Oakville, transacted
business in Corvallis last week.
Miss Pauline Kline was the guest of
Albany friends one day last week.
Miss Myrtle Langley is out near Mon
roe visiting at the home of Jesse Por
ter. Charles Bowen, who lives in Gilliam
county, is visiting his mother at Mon
roe. Cosper Dixon has just bought a
threshing machine of parties in Oak
ville. Miss May Gerhart has been visiting
relatives and friends in the Monroe
"R. A Miller- the insurance man.
I .mW finciTiocc f r-i r f rn f-nn a tear
and Graham, the score was College, 41;
old stars, 22. The college records were
broken during the contest, Enberg
throwing the discus 118 feet 10 inches,
and Chapman winning the high jump at
feet 9 1-4 inches; Smithson won the
120-yard hurdles and the 100-yard dash,
finishing the latter in 10 seconds, and
Heater the broad jump, at 21 feet 4 1-2
The Corvallis Marine Band will give
a free open air concert on the court
house lawn, beginning at 7;30 Friday
evening. This will be the first appear
ance of the band in the new uniforms
which have ust been received. Ice
cream and cake will be served during
the concert and all the people are cor
dially invited to be on hand.
C. A. Williams, Assistant Adjutant
General, Department of Oregon, G. A
R., was in the city from Portland
Friday , looking .over the preparations
that were being made lor the coming
encampment in June.
William Rich has returned to Corval
lis from Newberg, where he had located
a month ago with the intention of open
ing up a real estate office. Like all re
turning wanaerers ne says there is no
other place quite so good as Corvallis,
- The OAC ifliiitary iiand will give the
first concert ou its valley tour in Al
bany, Monday,' May; 10. Ray .Tracy
was over -m that c.ty Friday and made
the necessary arrangements to secure
the. opera house.' ihxt point on
t.hpiVfinte will rtroV.
Free Open Air Concert.
John Turner visited --at' the Frank
Francisco home, out near Plymouth
Mrs. Gertrudee L. Strange is sick
at the Caleb Davis home with a severe
attack of neuralgia.
Ammy Cameron and family are en
tertaining Mrs. Etta Boyd, of Dallas,
who is in Corvallis on a visit.
Another new arrival in Corvallis is -B.
B. Riggs, of Emmett, Idaho, who is
looking over the city with a view to
locating here. ;
Mrs. Eliza Sharp has returned to her
home in Linn county. She was accom
panied as "far as Albany by her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Verna Sharp.
Active work was begun at the brick
yard last week by Robert Holroyd and
the kilns will be kept going now to turn
out the large quantity of brick required
for the extensive building operations in
progress throughout the city.
Arsenate of lead for spraying fruit
trees at Jack Dawson's Poultry mar
ket, i 5-3-2t
H. A. Darrow has sold his confec
tionery store on College street to
George B. Hedges.
Wanted to Rent A small improved
farm, well stocked, with an option of
buying. Address 326, 12th street, Cor
Forrest Smithson received an ovation
from the student body when he arrived
here for the May Day meet.
A fine new house will be put up on
Fourth street by W. G. Lane, who has
bought two lots in that location from
W. L. Sharp.
Forty-five Agricultural Colleges out
of forty-seven use and endorse Zeno-
leum Sheep Dip. At Jack Dawson's
Poultry Market. .- 5-3-2t
A fine silk umbrella was left at the
Presbyterian church Easter Sunday.
The owner can have it by calling on J.
There were two burials in Mahon
cemetery at Monroe last week, one be
ing Mrs. Amanda Richardson " Judson,
who had died in Washington, and the
I other a Mr. Bowers, of Monroe.
The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Com
mercial Club will hold an informal
rreeting at the -Club rooms Wednesday
ffternoon. If is hoped that all the
ltdiss will be present, the object of the
n.cet.ng bemg to get better acquainted.
The First National Bank
Report of the Condition of
The First National Bank of Corvallis,
at Corvallis, in the State of Oregon, at
the close of business, April 28, 1909
Loans and Discounts - , t&W.fiS of
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 7,865 SO
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation
Bonds, securities, etc-
BankmK-bouse.f arniture and fixtures
Other real estate owned
Due from National Banks-not reserve
Due from State Banks and Bankers
Due from approved reserve agents
unecits ana otner casn items.
Notes of other National Banks
Fractional paper currency, nickels,
Lawful Money Reserve in
1,333 58 .
" 164 51
870 00 82,857 25
Redemption fund with TJ. 8. Treasurer
5 per cent, of Circulation 2,500 Off
Total ; ; $738,232 36-
. . LIABILITIES.
Capital stock paid in
Undivided profits, less expenses and
taxes paid -
. 4S.895 00
National Bank notes outstanding
Due to State Banks and Bankers
Individual deposits subject to check496.119 54
Savings Deposits 47,671 41
Demand certificates of deposit 61,128 54
Time certificates of deposit 1,100 0
Certified, checks , 462 00
i .'ashler's checks outstanding 2,968 91
Liabilities other than - those above
stated - 13,003 35
State of Oregon, County of Benton ss
I, Geo. SE. Lilly, Cashier of the
above-named bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
Geo. E. Lilly, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
ist day of May, 1909. , ; -
- E. R. Bryson, Notary Public.
E. F. Wiles,
M. S. Woodcock,
. . ' Ji. li. WILSON,