Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, May 05, 1909, Image 1

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    VOL. I. NO. 3
price five Cents
Teachers Get Reduced
Final Rash of Travel to the Pacific
Northwest Has Never Before Been
Equalled and Oregon Gets a Large
Share of Settlers.
J. H. Ackermari, state superintend
ent of schools and director of National
Educational Association for Oregon,
has issued a circular letter to the teach
ers of Oregon, relating to the annual
convention of the association, which
convenes in Denver, July 5, and holds
four days, in which he states that the
railway lines have made reduced round-
trip fares which will be in effect on
July 1. .
Benton County Transfers Show
"? Demand for Property
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The increase in business at the Cor-
vallis postoffice continues - with each
month, the gain being most marked
during April, when the receipts were
$1420.04 as against $1150.65 for the
same month last year, or nearly twenty-five
per cent. Postmaster Johnson
is much pleased over the showing and
hopes that the same proportion, or
more, will be ' maintained throughout
the entire year. -
The Cast Includes the Best Talent and
the Entertainment Promises to be
Decidedly Novel in Its
Laughable Situations.
Every bit of Harriman equipment
that could be jarred loose from Omaha
to the Coast was pressed into service
for moving homeseekers to the North
west. The last, grand final rush is now
on for the present season, and -as evi
dence of it No. 5 on the O. R. & N,
came in to Portland last Saturday with
15 coaches or close to 900 colonists for
various Darts of the state.
Sundav morning No. o arrived in
three sections containing 26 coaches
filled to the vestibules with future citi
zens of Oregon. The total addition of
new and productive population in these
two days over the O. R. &'N. alone
reached an aggregate around 2200, a
two-day record never approached in the
history of colonist traffic in the North-
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And the rush is not over as yet. The
operating departments of the various
lines in the Harriman systems have
Tseen tearing their hair to get passenger
equipment back to the Missouri River
points fast enough to accommodate the
overwhelming tide of new people. As
was expected, - Monday and Tuesday
showed records not much below the
ilguiea 4.U1 iMimudj turn hjuiiuajr, auu
flux is being made all along the lines. '
Saturday was the last day for the
sale of the extra-low, one-way colonist
rate, and that afternoon the last of the
heavy rush this way left Missouri
River points. These will arrive here
this week, but that does not by any
means indicate that the season is over,
for the belated ones will come drifting
in for nearly a week to come.
The record for the banner year of
1907 has been completely snowed under
already, and it is not improbable that
60 or 70 per cent gain over last Spring
will be shown when the final figures are
in. ' ' '
Coming G. A. R.
Corvallis will be called upon next
month to entertain the annual encamp
ment of the Department of Oregon, G.
A. R. , the veterans having decided to
meet here June 2, 3, 4, in advance of
the Rose Festival at Portland.
This will be an occasion at which to
show to the fullest extent the hospitali
ty for which Corvallis is noted, and
while there is nothing: selfish in this
city wanting all the praise it can re
ceive from these many visitors, it will
be pardonable for the people here to so
treat the visitors that they will have
only commendation for their reception
when they recall their stay in Corvallis.
The preparations being made by Ells
worth Post and the Women's Relief
Corps insure a royal reception to the
veterans and in this they wuTbe assist
ed by the city authorities, the Commer
cial Club and the Merchants'? 'Associa
tion, the following reception and enter
tainment committee having beenap-
pointed by these respective bodies: C.
UVWohnaoBJX-A.. OabonvW,, EjOs
born, W. E. Smith and Professor C. E.
Bradley. : .
Mrs. Frances A. Helm Will Represent
Order Eastern Star
Mrs. Frances A. Helm has been hon
ored with the appointment as Grand
Representative of the Grand Chapter of
Illinois, Order Eastern Star, her com
mission having ' been forwarded by the
Grand Chapter of Oregon to St. Mary's
Chapter of this city and was presented
at a meeting of the local Chapter held
last night. Mrs. Helm is one of the
.Past Grand, Matrons ot Oregon, an
honor which Mrs. Rose Wilson, also of
this city, has had. At the meeting last
night of St. Mary's Chapter, five candi
dates were initiated and the " work was
followed by a banquet which was en
joyed by the many members present.
Bourne.Urges Coe.
senator Bourne is strongly urging
the appointment of Dr. Henry Waldo
Coe, of Portland, as Minister to Mexico.
He has filed a written indorsement of
Dr. Coe and has appealed personally
both to the.President and the Secretary
of State in Dr. Coe's behalf,, though it
is not understood he is doing so with
Dr. Coe's consent. Among those close
to the Administration, it is considered
probable that Henry L. Wilson, of
Washington now Minister to Belgium
is likely to be given the Mexico mission-.
Minister Wilson is a brother of ex
Senator John L. Wilson. .
Timber Acres Plat.
G. F. Anger, of Multnomah county,
has filed a plat of "Timber Acres" for
the approval of the county court. "This
land is located in the east half of the
east half of section 34, . township 13,
south range 8 west, " and contains 16
lots of 10 acres each.- It is in the Al-
sea Valley in the neighborhood of Grass
Mountain, three miles west of Alsea
store. The court will give the proposed
plat careful consideration before it is
approved for record.
New Telephone Directory
The Home Telephone Company has
just issued a new and complete directory
of all its subscribers in Benton and
Linn counties. The book is handily
arranged all the towns being represent
ed and Manager Lowe now hopes that
as numbers can be called for the s
vice will be much improved.
Annual Sessions Proposed.
The coming session of the State
Grange, which convenes at McMinnville
next Tuesday, will consider the pro
posed plan of holding annual sessions of
the Oregon Legislature, one session to
be devoted exclusively to the introduc
tion of bills and the next session to the
passage or rejection of the bills former
ly introduced, no new measures - to be
presented except under an emergency.
A typical modern vaudeville will be
presented by the Y. W. C. A. on May
15th, in the Opera house, says the Ba
rometer. It is to be something nifty
and new, full of college spirit and de-
cidedly different from the usual evening
entertainment. It bids fair to be a
credit to the Association and its friends,
The entire- program is not to be pub
lished but, from what can be learned of
it. all iudge that it will prove to be
highly entertaining.
One of the principal features is to be
a college play, representing college stu
dents and professors in typical college
pranks. One professor, especially, is
found to be in several interesting situa
tions. He' finds it very hard to adjust
himself to the surroundings, but re
ceives plenty of help from his trouble
some students, He ieels mischiet ; m
the air and is determined to find it, in
which he succeeds beautifully, as do all
college professors. ...
Mrs. a. H. Carter, who was so suc
cessful in coaching the actors for the
Philadelphian play,- will coach those
who take part in this one.
The cast so far ' anounced is as fo
Dorothy... Mattie Wells
Mildred..... Rilla Thompson
Alice j. Beulah.Beeler
Harold . C. F. DeSouchet
Tom.... .....Peggie Cady
Jack......:..'. .:..E. B. Williamson
Miss Ophelia ." ..............Lena Wilson
Prof. Emilins Edgerton....'..Alex Dodge
Kathleen I....,.."...... ...Ielleen Leech
Jonas........ ....,Ray H. Roberts
Doing Good Work For State of Oregon
in the East
S. N. Lilly to Corvallis Lodge No. 14
A. F. & A. M. 8.286 acres near Corval
lis $825. - .
E. A. Miller et al to C. D. Farrand,
120 "seres South West of Philomath' $25-00.
Joseph Calwitus to W. Evan off, 163.-
88 acres in Alsea, $1000.
Martha Avery to N. B. & P. Avery,
.Ul acres near Corvallis, $10.
SB. Bowers (By Admin.) to W. E.
Frost, 320 acres in Kings Valley, $9000.
W. E. Frost to S. A. Foster Lumber
Co..' 320 acres in Kings Valley $9000.
Richard Dunn to S. A. Foster Lumber
Co. 1160 acres in Kings Valley, $500.
K. L. Bush to S. A. Foster Lumber
C0.5I2O acres in Kings Valley $500.
Sarah Bush to S. A. Foster Lumber
Co: 160 acres in Kings Valley, $500.
K. L. Bush and R. Dunn to S. A.
Foster Lumber Co. -880.95 acres in
Kii.'gs Valley $500.
:,Melissa Henkle to J. J. Howser, lots
1 &2 Bl. 8 Corvallis $5000.
John H. Brown to James P. Wilson
lots 13 & 14 Bl. 19 Job's Add. Corvallis
$M. .
Geo. S. Goodman to D. J. Mitchell,
80 acres in Alsea $10.
W. H. Smith to W. B. Smith lot 104,
Bt: 27 Philomath $10.
' Geo. H. Dyer to Frank P. Peek 22 3-4
acres in Alsea $550. .
)iW. S. McFadden to H. C. Threlkeld
ef al, lots 4 5 6 bl. 11 . North College
Hill Add., Corvallis $900.
Byington Frantz et al to Cecil Price,
SS&68. acres near Hoskins $10. .
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Booster Waggoner and FruiQilnspector
Roberts Will Present the Advantages
of Such an Organization to Benton
County Orchardists.
of the greatest benefit to the fruit
growers of Benton county goes without
saying, it having proven its advantages
in every" other" section of the state
where such associations are now estab
lished. There could be no tetter time than
at the coming big meeting to carry out
this idea and every effort will be made
to accomplish it.-
Should Hold
A Fall Fair
J At the bigjhorticultural and agricul
tural meeting which will be held atthe
court househereJ3aturday,iMayJ3,Um
der,the direction of the Commercial
ClubjandCounty Court, aconcerted
effort. willlbemade to perfect a perma
nent organization of the Benton County
FruitJGrowers 'Association. g
. After the address on "Organization"'
which will be made by W. K. NjrweU,
president of the State Board ojEfrtorti
culture, a short recess' is to be pro
posed for the purpose of giving all
present an opportunity of signing a
call for such an association and a date
will then be fixed for meeting and elect
ing officers and getting the project into
definite working order.
That such, an organization would be
-There seems to be no good reason
why Benton county should not hold a
fair this fall and thus make a public
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uiapiajf ui me icillctiiviiuie proUUCCS -
which are raised in this section and of
showing to the outside world that the
resources of this particular part of the
Willamette Valley cannot be excelled
anywhere in Oregon.
All that seems necessary to put this
project into practical execution is get
ting together and determining that it
shall be held and that it will be a credit
to the intelligent and progressive peo
ple of the county.- Make if a three
or four day affair and have special
days for the most important features,
such as educational, household and
racing and so arrange that these days
draw exceptionally large crowds.
It is not too . late in the year to get
every department in the most present
able shape. OtheJ counties in the state
are now busily engaged preparing for
their fall fairs and Benton should not be
backward in doing the same good work.
R. C. Linville, the popular agent at
the Union station, has several Corvallis
people booked for Eastern trips this
S-I8$4i---45TH --AHNIVERSftRY : SALE-.-45TH ,190?
Letter List.
The following letters remain uncalled
for in the Corvallis, Oregon, postoffice
for the week ending May 1, 1909:
Sarah Arnold, R. , M. Ellis, Mrs.
Annie Mayes, Messrs. Sitton & Wise-
carver, Mrs. Britta Williams,. Mrs,
Robert Yeager. . -
B. W. Johnson, P. M
Notice of Election
Corvallis, Oregon, May 3, 1909.
Notice Is Hereby giventhat the annual
Election for the City of Corvallis, Ore
gon will be held on Monday, May 17,
1909. beginning at a o ciock a. m. and
continuing until 6 o'clock P. M. of the
said day at the City Hall of said City
tor the purpose 01 electing, A Mayor to
serve for the period of two years; Two
members 01 the Water Committee to
serve for the period of five years; a
Police Judge, Chief of Fohce, City Trea
surer, each to serve ior the period of one
year: first ward one councilman to serve
for the period of three years: second
ward two oouncilmen to serve for the
period of three years and one year re
spectively: third ward one councilman
to serve for the period of three years.
The Common Council of the City of
Corvallis has appointed W. F. Savage,
of the first ward; S. L. Hcn ierson of
the second ward: and Geo. A. Robinson
of the third ward to act as Judges of
said election and A. L. Stevenson and
Harper Mecklin to' act as Clerks of said
Dated this 3rd day of May, 1909
" Geo. W. Denman,
Police Judge
irst .Publication, May 4, 1909..
Last Publication, May 15, 1909. '
Representative W. C. Hawley is an '
Oregon booster" in the accepted sense
of the term. He is boosting his Con
gressional district and the entire state,
and his quiet campaign of advertlsment
has already turned toward Oregon a
number of Easterners who have gone
to him seeking information.
Mr. Hawley's office is well stocked
with literature about the various farm
ing communities of Oregon, and for this
literature there has been considerable
call during the past winter. Just how
many of Mr. Hawley's callers have so
far taken up residence in Oregon he
does not know, but quite a number,
with others in a mood to go out and
build homes. Among the latest of Mr.
Hawley's converts is an official of the
House of Representatives, who has
tired of public, office and intends to go
back to the farm.' Through the activi
ty of Mr. Hawley ' this man is now
planning to bring his family and his
brother's family out to Western Oregon
to locate in some one of the rich agri
cultural districts.
Speaking of his advertising work, Mr.
Hawley says it is- surprising the num
ber of people in or passing through
Washington who want facts about Ore
gon and her resources. Scarcely a day
passes but one or more such persons
put in an appearance. It was the f rer
quency of these calls that induced Mr.
Hawley to lay in a stock of literature.
Regular $12 50 Suits, Now $ 9.95
, ' 14.00 " 11.25
- " 18.00 " ' - 14.25
20.00 ". " 15.85
" 22.50 " " 18.50
25.00 ' " 19.75
" 30.00 " . " 24.85
35.00 '' " 29.50
Anniversary Sale Prices
Regular $12.50 Men's Suits, now $ 9.95
15.00 " " " 11.90
18.00 " " " 14.25
20.00 " " " 15.85
1 22.50 " " " 18.50
25.00 " " " 19.75
" -SOOO " " " 24.85
To Make Good Every Promise
F. W.- Hinman, who is employed at
the Toggery, is arranging to visit
Chicago. - -i
. County Court in Session.
The Commissioners Court of Benton
County met in regular monthly session
today. Quite a budget of important
business is ready for consideration at
this meeting, one item being the award
ing of the $200 offered for the capture
of the thieves who robbed the treasur
er's office in March. There are several
claimants for this . award, among them
being Chief r of Police Wells, JST. Solo
mon, the Portland pawnbroker, and the
detectives of that city, who came in on
the train this morning to' personally
press their claims. v .
Right at the time when you want them most we
reduce the prices of our high grade dress goods com
prising broadcloths, Panamas, henriettas, wool taffe
tas, French serges, etc., at the remarkable reductions:
Regular 50c Dress Goods, now 33 C
" 1.25
' " ' 1.75
Special prices on
wanted Pongees. '
u 47c
" " 5Sg
" " 78g
" " " 98c
" " " $1.19
" " 1.68
all silks, including the much
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