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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1909)
TALK OF THE TOWN
Dally Gazette 50 cents per month.
Call up the Palace of Sweets for your
'ice cream and sherbets. Free delivery.
Cash paid for wool by Wm. Crees.
220 Third street. Independent phone
Miss Tot Taggart come up from Port
land Thursday and will visit at the Dr.
Cathey home for a few days.
F. Williams, of Monroe, and G. Vos
berg, of Philomath, were business vis
itors at the county seat today.
Stanley Hammel, an officer of the O.
N. G. is over from Albany today assist
ing in the inspection of the OAC cadets.
General repair shop. All work first
class, promptly done. Back of Beal
Bros., blacksmith shop, Wood Bros.
Mrs. W. L. Scrugg came up from
Portland Thursday and will visit her
mother, Mrs. G. Barenger, for several
Ernest Avery, a graduate of the
Corvallis Business College,, leaves today
for Helena, Montana, to take an excel
Mr. J. W. Preston, of Brainard, Min
nesota, is touring the valley and looking
for a home. He will arrive in Corvallis
to-day and view the situation.
New and second-hand furniture, Sam
uel Goodman, Proprietor. Everything
needed for the household. Call and
give us a trial. 424 South Second St.
Arthur Buchanan, from Southern
Benton, was a business visitor in Cor
vallis today. Mr. Buchanan says rain
is badly needed in his section, the crops
looking pretty sick just now.
The arrangements for the observance
of Mother's Day at the churches in Cor
vallis are now about complete and it is
hoped that the day can be properly re
membered by all.
Charley Heckert returned from Dalles
Thursday after a few days visit with
friends. Slowly and surely he is recov
ering from his recent severe illness and
he will soon be ready for active opera
tions cnce more.
The new and handsome residence be
ing built for Prof. Gaskins at Jefferson
and Ninth streets is rapidly being com
pleted. The trees are being removed
from the street front and a cement
sidewalk and park curbing put in.
Mrs. L. A. Gordon, who has been
making a prolonged visit with her sis
ter, Mrs. C. A. Russell, started for her
home in Chicago Tuesday. She will
stop at Portland, Seattle and other
points of interest on the homeward trip.
County assessor- Rickard has been up
in the northern part of the county this
week and has met with a most favorable
reception, all the property owners being
willing that increased valuations should
be made in order to provide funds for
necessary county improvements.
George Cathey came up from Portland
Thursday to visit home. He seemed
particularly happy, due perhaps to a j Rickard 's garage have organized a base
sheepskin he carried under his arm from i ball club which they call the ' 'Big Six. "
Harry Beck is laid up for repairs at
the family home.
Rob Bovee is again convalescent after
a pretty good dose of measles.
Judge Cady, of Philomath, was a guest
at the Ammy Cameron home Friday.
Palmer McVicker has accepted a po
sition with the Graham & Wells' Drug
Deputy Sheriff McGinnis spent the
day in the Wren neighborhood looking
after legal business.
Mrs. W. M. Jones returned Thursday,
after a very pleasant visit with friends
at Dalles and Monmouth.
Rush McBee, of southern Benton,
bought a neat new buggy of the Cooper
Newton Hardware Company Friday.
Mrs.. John Frey returned to her home
at Newport yesterday, after a visit to
her mother, Mrs. A. Austin, and other
relatives in this city.
Sale was made yesterday by Sheriff
Gellatly, of the personalieffects of Roy
Price under an execution in fa,vor of
the Central Planing Mills.
Clarence Davis and Robert Black are
out from Lincoln county en a trading
expedition. They report the crop pros
pect good and stock looking well.
Why not arrange something on the
street to receive old papers and other
waste material instead of scattering
them to the four winds of heaven.
J. F. Webber, General Agent Spring
field Fire & Marine Insurance Company
was looking after business here Thurs
day. For many years he lived here and
many warm friends gave him a friendly
I. D. BoDine and family expect to
leave Corvallis on Saturday going from
here to Portland where they expect to
make their future home. Mr. Bodine
expects to engage in the truck and trans
The searchlight thrown out by the
Prof. Horner class of boys at the Pres
byterian church in friendly contest will
close with next Sunday and on Friday
the social features promise to be ex
On an important occasion like this,
with the college campus lined with vis
itors it would have added enchantment
to the scene had the college colors, in
termingled with banners and bunting
been suspended in great profusion from
all business houses on Second street,
On Wednesday evening an important
business meeting will be held at the
Presbyterian parsonage by the young
people. Arrangements are to be made
for a hard time social and with every
thing so plentiful this will be a hard
thing to do.
Emery Newton and Tom Cooper are
laying cement walks in front of their
premises on Seventh and Washington
streets. This addition of 300 feet will
add materially to the looks of the street
and from present indications the entire
street will have cement walks before
The employers and employes at M. M.
Long's sporting goods store and Mark
SULTAN - WILL' GET "23 J
the Portland medical school and other I
pleasant surroundings. He is now fully i
prepared to administer quinine in. bro-
ken doses or carve a customer to
the queen's taste.
Sandford M. Wright and daughter, of
Kankakee, Illinois, arrived in Corvallis
Thursday, and will make an extended
visit at the George P. Keady home. Mr.
Wright is a brother of Mrs. Keady but
they have not seen each other for over
thirty years hence the meeting'was most
- enjoyable. Both father and daughter
seem delighted with the country and if
first impressions are lasting a couple of
new and useful citizens will surely.be
Miss Josephine Deffry and a clever
People Long to Hear Salute Marking
Turk's Death, Says Missionary.
Miss Mary L. Graffam of Andover,
Mass., a teaoher in the'Sivas Normal
school, in Sivas, Turkey, who is in
New York for a year's vacation, said
the other day when seen at the rooms
of the American board of commission
ers for foreign missions that when she
left Turkey about March 1 there were
rumors of massacres in the southern
p:rt of Turkey, and some uneasiness
was being felt by the missionaries
throughout the whole country. Of all
the foreign missionaries iu Turkey,
Miss Graffam said, the Americans
wore treated the best and had the
mo?t respect shown them by Turks,
Armenians and Greeks. Miss Graffam
said she was certain the killing of Dr.
D M. Rogers at Aduna had been ac
cidental. When asked about the feel
inrr toward the sultan Miss Graffam
sr. id: . '
"Xot a Christian in Turkey trusts
tho sultan, and very few of his own
people do either. His death would be
'.vc-'vomed by all missionaries. You
!:iow when the sultan dies twenty
three guns will be fired." And Miss
Grallam smiled. "That Is so. When
ever a cannon is fired in Constantino
ple the people all stop work and besin
to count. Sometimes when fifteen or
twenty shots are fired the tension is
very great, for with just so many
more there'll be no sultan. Yes, I un
derstand it is a joking number here In
New York, but it is true nevertheless,
and we want the twenty-three to come
as soon as possible."
CHAFF FOR THE PRESIDENT.
In Song Sung at Amateur Perform
ance In a Washington Theater.
When President Taft and Mrs. Taft
went to the Belaseo theater at Wash
ington the other night to witness the
producion of an amateur society show
given for charity they saw a play
which was a musical comedy entitled
"About Thebes." The book was writ
ten by Sirs. A. C. Barney, who man
aged the affair. Many society people
were present. Mr. Taft was the sub
ject of a good deal of funmaking on
the part of a dozen pretty girls, par
ticipants in the comedy, who stretched
out their arms in supplication to the
president and sang a song, part of
which went as follows:
Can't we call you Bill now that you're
Can't we call you Bill now any more?
As we see you riding by with your head
held up so high
Can't we greet you as In days of yore? ,
Can't we stroke your hand and say, "Hel
Will you turn us down and pass us o'er?
Are you really quite Intent on the "Mis
Tell us, can't we call you Bill now any
The verses of the song were sung by
Mrs. Joseph M. Stoddard of Washing
ton, who wrote it, and the pretty girls
Humphrey Potter's Crude Addition to
the Steam Engine.
Some of the most important in
ventions have been the work of
boys. The invention of the valve
motion to the steam engine was
made by a mere boy. Newcome's
engine was in very incomplete con
dition from the fact that there was
no way to open or close the valve
except by means of levers operated
by the hand. , .
Newcome set up a large engine at
one of the mines, and a boy,
Humphrey Potter, was hired to
work these valve levers. Although
his work was not hard work, yet it
required his constant attention.
As he was working the levers he
saw that parts of the engine moved
in the right direction and at the
same time that he had to open or
close the valves. s
: He procured a strong cord and
made one end fast to. the proper
part of the engine and the other
end to the valve lever, and then he
had the satisfaction of seeing the
engine move with perfect regularity
A short time after the foreman
came around and saw the boy play
ing marbles at the door. Looking
at the engine, he saw the ingenuity
of the boy and also the advantage
of so great an invention.
The idea suggested by the boy's
inventive genius was put in a prac
tical form and made the steam en
gine an automatic working ma
The power loom is the invention
of a farmer's boy who had never
seen or heard of such a thing. He
whittled one out with his jackknife,
and after he had got it all done he,
with great enthusiasm, showed it
to his father, who at once kicked it
to pieces, saying that he would have
no boy about him who would spend
his time on such foolish things.
The boy was sent, to a black
smith to learn a trade, and his mas
ter took a lively interest in him.
He made a loom of what was left
of the one his father had broken up
and showed it to his master.
- The blacksmith saw he had no
"common lad as an apprentice and
that the invention was a valuable
one. He had a loom constructed
under the supervision of the boy.
It worked to their perfect satis
faction, and the blacksmith fur
nished the means to manufacture
the looms, and the boy received
half the profits. In abdut a year
the blacksmith wrote to the boy's
who asked Mr. Taft to let ! them earrjfter ' tha . he shuM brm? Wlth
nim a weaitny gentleman, wno was
the .inventor of the celebrated
You may be able to judge of the
astonishment at the old home when
his son was presented to him as the
inventor, who told him that the
loom was the same , as the model
that he had kicked to pieces but a
All Kinds, In
PACKAGE OR BULK
V. E. WATTE RS
The Benton County
Real Estate Age
f If you have anything to buy, sell or exchange, see us. No padded
prices, ft As to our responsibility, and methods of doing business, we refer
you to the business men of Corvallis. f Some splendid bargains send for
him "Bill" were helped . out in; -the
chorus by the entire company, which
was assembled on the stage at f the
church Spooning parlors.
The club has issued an open challenge
to play any high school nine in this sec
tion and made" good their claim to su
periority last evening by defeating the
Corvallis high school team.
There was a merry party of young
people assembled at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Heckart on College
Hill last night, the C. E. Society of the
Evangelical Church giving an enjoyable
Library entertainment. Each of the
40 guests present were costumed to
represent some book and the effect was
rather startling. Dainty refreshments
were served after the evening's fun
A. F. Cullver, a member of the New
port Life Saving Station .was looking
company of players will open an engage- after business interests in the city on
ment of three nights at the opera house
on Monday night, May 10, presenting
highclass plays. This company comes
very highly recomended and all signs
point toward the fact that we are to
have an unusually talented company at
at popular prices. Although new to
this section, Miss Deffry has played
through Washington, Northern Oregon
and Idaho, for the past six years. Three
years ago her company appeared at the
Marquam Grand in Portland. Miss
Deffry hails from St. Louis where she
was a leading woman in stock produc
tions. The supporting is the best, ob-
Thursday. On Friday forenoon he stood
on the college campus and viewed with
great surprise, the annual drill. As the
boys stepped down the line he said he
had never before realized the magnitude
or importance of the institution, and
what it was doing for the young people
of the state.
John Wyatt went down to Portland
Thursday and bought a thoroughbred
registered short horn bull. With the
advent of the new- packing plant at
Portland the farmers are beginning to
realize that the little gimlet Jersey with
a single steak to each hindquarter, will
St. Paul Pastor Offers Hospitality to
All Young Couples.
Rev. Harold Pattison, pastor of the
First Baptist church in St. Paul, re
cently announced that the church par
lors would be thrown open to all young
people who live in boarding houses.
Cards were distributed in all the big
stores inviting young couples to take
advantage of the church parlors. Mr.
Pattison said: .
"There are books and up to date lit
erature and games, and those who
come will enjoy themselves. It is a
great opportunity for the church. We
have no ulterior motive, however.
The opening of our parlors is not a
move to increase our membership. It
is simply offering to the working young
women of St. Paul a cozy and com
fortable place to which to bring their
young men friends. We will provide
chaperons for them, and they will be
taken care of." . .
BALLOON WELCOME FOR TAFT
tamable. The productions at popular ! not supply the demand. The demand is
prices should be greeted by packed now at hand for choice beef stock and
houses. Prices 10, 20 & 30 cents. Re- j to such live, enterprising men as Mr.
served seats on sale at Graham and ' Wyatt must all turn to accomplish the
Wotham's. desired results.
Daics matches Heed
Constant Repairing ,
Their method of carrying them is
responsible for the fact. Pinned to
the waist or hanging on a chain tht
. delicate mechanism is easily disar
ranged. We pay special attention
'to ladies'v watches, and when re
paired by us you will find that they
. keep iu order longer.
E W, S, PRATT, Jeweler and Optician
Cincinnati Turners to Have Band Over
Station When President Arrives.
When President Taft visits Cincin
nati, his home city, on June 24 to at
tend the thirteenth annual turnfest of
the North American Gymnastic union
he will be received by a band sitting
in the basket of a balloon hovering
over the city.
This was decided on at a meeting of
the committee of arrangements the
other day, and contracts with a bal
loon owner were made. Above the
station when the chief executive ar
rives forty aerial musicians will pro
ceed to blow forth "The Star Spangled
Novel Fishing Craft.
Captain Charles N. Solheim at Great
Kills, N. Y., has built a novel motor
boat which is to be used for fishing:
The cabin trunk Is flush with the for
ward deck and extends- Just far
enough on each side so that those who
want to fis"h' can sit on It and hold
their poles over the side of the hull.
Captain Solheim says that twenty will
be able to fish at the same time. This
craft, which is -named Aurora, Is thirty-seven
feet over all, thirty-five feet
on the water line, nine feet beam and
three -feet draft. -There are five feet
ten Inches of head room in the cabln,
and the boat is to be driven by : an
eighteen horsepower motor. ... The
frames are of .oak two ,and a 'half
inches square, the planking of yellow
pine one and one-eighth Inches. ;By
the arrangement of the cabin trunk
camp chairs and other deck fittings
are dispensed with. .
She Was Not a Whitmanite.
Back when Lord Alfred Tenny
son was poet laureate of England
there was a prominent American
girl, the daughter of our ambassa
dor, in fact, who was very anxious
to meet the greatest literary light
of his time. One evening the long
coveted chance came at a soiree.
The conversation that ensued is
chronicled in the Conservator as
Tennyson You are American ?
. Girl Yes. , ,
Tennyson You know Walt Whit
man? ..Girl No.
Tennyson Then you don't know
the only man worth knowing in
..' Whereupon N the laureate turned
away and the interview was over.
Outside His Lifie.
: "I presume; my good fellow, yon
are a laborer ?" said a lawyer to a
plainly dressed witness.
"You are right; I am a-workman,
sir' replied the witness, who was
a civil engineer.
" "Familiar with the use of the
pick, shovel and spade, I presume ?"
"To some extent. Those are not
the principal implements of my
trade, though. -
"Perhaps you will' condescend to
enlighten me as to your principal
"It is hardly worth while. You
don't understand their nature or
'Trobably not," loftily, "but I
insist on knowing what they are."
"Brains, sir." '
The Olympic Games.
The famous Olympic games are
"said to have been instituted in honor
of Jupiter, about 1,300 years B. C,
and to have been revived by Iphitus,
884 B. C. They were held at inter
vals of f oir years on the banks of the
Alpheus, near Olympia, in Elis,. to
exercise the youth in the five kinds
of combat. The prize contended
for was a crown made of wild olive
or laurel. The games were' abol
ished by order of Theodosius, about
A. D. 394.
NEW WALL PAPER STOCK
This includes all the beautiful patterns in crown effects,
cut-outs, ingrains, etc. If you contemplate using paper in
your house this Spring, come to our store, see our goods
and we will show you how many dollars we can save YOU
A.- Xju Miner
WALL PAPER AND PAINT STORE
Second Street, Near Palace Theater
Occidental Lumber Co.
Corvallis Lumber Co.
We are here to supply your needs in the Lumber line. Please
call on J. B IRVING for information and prices. And take
notice that if we have not got exactly what you want we will
get it for you.
G. O. BASSET r, Local Mgr.
WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING
GOOD TO EAT
Phone Your Orders To No. 7,
THATCHER & JOHNSON'S GROCERY
Wnere They Will be Promptly Filled.
Fine Line of Crockery, Glassware, Cut
Glass, Haviland and Chinaware,
Benton Qounfy Lumber Co.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
Fir Lumber, Mouldings, Cedar Posts,
Sawed and Split. Gedar Shakes
Doers, Windows, Lima, Stick. Oemsnt
COOPER S NEWTON HARDWARE CO.
MELLON & PINKERTON
Second Street, - - Corvallis, Oregon
. . Dealers In
Hardware, Implements, Buggies, Wagons, Cream Sepa
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. - Hardware.
Sole Agents for . .
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