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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 10, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 7
CORVALLIS, BENTON, COUNTY, OaiGON, MONiA?, MAY 10, 1S09
The Oregon Agricultural College De
bating team defeated the . debaters
from McMinnville College at the Col
' lege Armory Saturday night in a dis
cussion of the commission form of gov
ernment for the larger cities of the
Northwest. The visiting team sup
ported the affirmative and the local
men the negative. The judges gave a
McMinnville College was represented
byB. E. Griffith, C. J. McKee and
George R. Mclntyre. The OAC de
baters . were C. T. , Jefferson, P. H.
Cole and R. R. Clark." The judges
were Professor H. L. Bates, of Pacific
University, Forest Grove; E. D. Mar
laftee, Salem, and George Neuner, of
Roseburg. President W. J. Kerr acted
as chairman of the evenings
Dr. W. T. Howser, of Portland, who
successfully attended W. M; Crees, was
here over Sunday visiting his son at
0. A. C.
C. &E. Ry. Sued
United States Attorney McCourt Sat
urday morning filed a suit in the Feder
al Court against the Corvallis & Eastern
Railroad Company for the recovery of
$10,703.44 damages alleged to have
been sustained by the Government on
account of destruction of timber on the
right of way of the railroad through
the Cascade forest- reserve in Linn
County. ' According to the complaint,
the line of the company's roSd running
through the reserve from Detroit west
erly for several miles had become sur
rounded with inflamable material which
the company had neglected to remove,
although notified to do so as early as
April 24, 1906. In the summer of that,
year sparks from one of the locomotives
communicated with the decayed limbs
and underbrush in the vicinity, causing
an immense forest fire,- and now the
Government is seeking to hold the cor
poration responsible for the heavy loss
of timber. '
We are celebrating
99 years ahead of time. This shows up-to-dateness
on our part and guarantees our customers against the
purchase cf clothing made 25 or 50 years ago.
Saturday morning .
Suits to Pick From At
Per Pick, The Picking is Still Good )
We are having such a good time giving away
our suits at $15 and it is giving our patrons and our
competitors so much genuine pleasure, that we will
continue the offer indefinitely. Our health is rapidly
improving, however, and as we are hot in business
altogether for health and pleasure, " this phenomenal
offer is apt to be discontinued any day. 1 IF you want
to save money on a suit of clothes you had better
hurry. ..'; ' "
Come join the merry throng,
laugh, be happy, and save
PRICE FIVE CENTS
JACK MILNE , VISITS THE MINES
EAST OF CORVALLIS
WORK BE1NS DONE
Several Rich Claims Are Being De
veloped and Ore Bodies Show Up
Well With Every Prospect of the
District Becoming An Early: Shipper.
.Qresronwith his father.
4 from, Illinois, in 1847. Mr.; Geer ser
ved ?our. years as. VState Land Agent
under his cousin, Governor. T. "J. Greer,
and was well known; all over ( Oregon.
Deceased lived several years at Corval
lis," where he acquired a stock farm,
and in L Union county. "Bi" Geer, as
he was generally known, took the' office
of. State Land Agent to enable' him to
earn sufficient money to save hi fath
er's farm from being sold under amort
gage.: Mr. Geer is .survived by a
large f amily, widqw and six children:
Mrs- P.. H,. Crouter;. of "Union;' Miss
Musa.-Geer. of .JTew York; Mrs: rr
" t$tv r.' C' oWa A' '"'a '' 'I'l'''"r Tic" Li
The funeral was held Sunday morning,
editor uazette: Having just re
turned Irom a trip to the north Santiam
mining district, I send you an account I interment being at the Warren Ceme-
of the jouruey, thinking it might be in
teresting to, your readers. ... '
In order to reach the district you
take the train to Gates, a station on
the C. & E. R. R. 49 miles east of Cor
vallis; from there you take the stage
over a very good road to the mines, a
distance of 12 miles, and a pack trail
from there on. The mining companies
are constructing a wagon road into- the
district which will be completed by the
middle of August, then they will be
enabled to haul in the necessary ma
chinery to develop the mines to : the
best advantage.- J . ' . "
The first mine we came to after
leaving the .r6ad .camp is the ."Silver
King," a vary good looking proposi
tion, carrying' good values iir gold,
silver and lead.. This company is mak
ing extensive preparations for tne in
stallment of an electxjeipbwer plant.
They have power to develop' 1000 horse
power to- be - utilized 'at- the - various
mines in the district ". -y ;? Ci
We go on up the trail about two
miles and the next. mineiwiseWft tdfe
the famous "Black. Eagle," where we
stayed over night and . looked over the
property the next morning." . There has
been considerable development work
done on the property, consisting of
a 90 foot double compartment shaft
showing four feet of high grade cop
per carbonate ore, mixed boronite and
copper glance. Assays have been ob
tained from this ore body as high as
$180 per ton. A cross-cut tunnel is
nowbeinS driven to tap the main ore
body at a depth of 300 feet; the tunnel
is in 400 feet and they expect to strike
the ore m about 75
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countered in this tunnel which carried
good values, including some very fine
specimens of ; turquoise. A force of
men is working steadily developing this
mine. . ' "
" Afterlooking over the "Black Eagla,"
we start up' Ml once more until we
came to the "Electric" at the month
of Gold 'Creek, which , has developed
three well -defined leads. At present
they are driving a tunnel in ore and the
indications are that with depth it will
show op a good body of ore,
Up Gold Creek about a mile we next
came to the "Freeland Consolidated, "
which is also in a promising condition.
They are making preparations to run a
tunnel, which, when- completed,' . will
tap their ore bodies and will be a mile
long. , -;
About three-fourths of a mile up
Gold Creek we come to the Gold Creek
company's property, consisting of a
sawmill, electric light; plant and air
compressor. There are five ledges on
this property, being tapped iy a cross
cut tunnel which is now in about 500
The district has been lying dormant
for several years, but on account of
several rich striks that have been made
in the past two . years, . there is now a
general air 01, activity m the camp J
wnn prospects ol a smelter," electric
road and the advent of. civilization in
Respectftlly yours, "
Jno. B. MnjE.
- . - - - '.- -: -Picnic
The people of Oakville are arranging
to hold a big picnic at that Dlace next
Saturday, May 15. A good program
consisting of addresses by Dr. James
Withycombe, of OAC; Prof. L. it. Ald
erman, U. of O. ; Superintendent W. L.
Jackson and others; races and a ball
game between the Shedds and Oakville
teams. . A cordial invitation is
to everybody to be present and there
will be a hearty welcome awaiting all
who attend. - ,
Bi" Geer Passed
to Great Beyond
Ex-State Land Agent L. B. Geer
died at his home in the Waldo Hills,'
Portland, Thursday night from a stroke
oi paralysis, alter a month of sickness
fu.xu.ij.oio, airci a iiiuum oi sicKness.
He was 64 years of age and came to FRUITGROWERS AND FARMERS
lery in tne Waldo Hills. The services
were conducted by the Oddfellows, de
ceased being a charter member of Che
meketa No. 1 at Salem.
hostess of Three years
Rose Inez Mae Mears Entertains Her
i. - 1 -.
I Assisted by her mother and grand
parents, Rose Inez Mae Mears gave a
very pleasant little party at 108 Harri
son street, Friday, May 7, to celebrate
the third anniversary of her birth.
- Although the hours were to be from
three'until five d. m.. the voune- orifists'
began to arrive at half -past two o'clock
and were told they might play, inthe
yard until their youns: hostess awoko
from, her nap. ' At three o'clock she
was presented and a jolly time ensued.
Games were played, soncs suncr snH
short recitations given. Mrs. Mears
pleased -the children by child 'dialect
Readings and "Grandpa" Whit.P Ran or ttt
thelH'. '"Sever-nseM- andrifvHftrRm Li-
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were presented to the vounrr hostess
and wishes expressed for many happy
returns of the day. A lunch was served
consistingof "Birthday cake, " Frappa,
fruit and candy. . All went home re
porting a happy time.
Those present were the young host
ess, Rose -Inez Mae Mears; Jennie,
Myrtle and Ruby Weaver; "Mabel and
Leta Orner; Clara Wiley, Queene Esther
Starr, Genevieve Hodes and one or two
The Methodist people commenced
extend the full length on the south and
east sides. The council has granted the
request for a double walk and when th
, , . , , . uuai-u commissio:
whole is completed it will add materially term of two years,
scucioa -appearance OI MIS popu
lar place of worship.
at Court house
PROMINENT SPEAKERS TALK
Co-operative Growers and Shippers'
Association Proposed for Benton
County Similar to the Plan Now Be
ing Operated at Hood River.
The meeting of the Benton county
fruitgrowers and farmers which was
held last Saturday at the court house
here while not as largely attended as
was hoped for, was most enthusiastic
and the results are expected to be de
cidedly helpful. '
This rally was called by the Commer
cial Club, supported by the Benton
county court, and .was arransed and
carried out by County Fruit Inspector
. . JKooerts and Chief Booster Geo.
A. Waggoner, both of whom took the
greatest personal interest in and worked
hard to make the meeting a success.
Ihe addresses madebv W. K. Newell.
president of the State Board of Horti
culture; H. M. Wiiliamsonf secretary of
the same board; W. J. Kerr, president
of the Oregon Aericultnral " VlWo-
Professor A. B. Cordlev. dean of the
School of Agriculture, OAC; C. I. Lew
is, professor of horticulture, OAC, and
Miss Juliet Greer, dean of the School
of Domestic Economy, OAC, were on
subjects of timely interest and all who
were fortunate enoueh to hear them
gained, some exceedingly valuable in-
lormation. . - -. 1
. A plan was proposed " to . organize' a
tion 'similar to the plan ; now ' being
operated at Hood River and other fruit
growing and shipping centers and this
project will be put into definite sha.ne
and a meeting of those most interested
cailea at a later date to perfect a per
manent organization. .
State Fair Board Named.
Governor Benson Saturday afternoon
appointed W. W Cardwell and C. W.
Carrot, of Douglas county; R. C. De
ment, of Myrtle Point, Coos county; H.
T. Stewart, of Gold Beach, - Curry
county, and Amos,Wilkins, of Eugene,
Lane county, members of the Second
Oregon District Agricultural Society
board of commissioners to serve for a
This board was
created by the last session of ihe Legis
lature and will serve without pay.
. , " " " .
As Private Schools
. ' "
At a meeting of the Board of Normal
School Regents, in the ofiice of the
Governor Saturday, it was decided that
if formal application shall be made,,
which is expected, the normal school
buildings at Ashland, Weston and Mon
mounth will be leased this year for
Summer normal school purposes.
It was further decided that the board
should have nothing to do with the con
duct or management of the schools other
than as a lessor, and that no contribu
tions or donations will be received .by
the board. The schools will be closed
in June with about $6500 in nnnairl
claims contracted prior to the act of
the Legislature cutting off state support
and these unpaid bills will not bp nniri
unless paid by private persons.
ihe amount includes about $3000 for
teachers' salaries and other
Ashland for the months of January and
repruary, 19U9, and about $3500 at
Weston for the same items of exnensp
All claims for 1908 either ha vp Vtppn
paid or will be paid in the near future.
It was the sense of the board that, in
asmuch as- the Leeislaturp naa Hr.p
away with the normals as state institn- "
tions, the buildings should not be leased
as private normals beyond the period of
the 1909 Summer term.
Clever Compasy Opens Tonight at tLe
Opera House. ' s
Show me! This is 'generally the '
frame of mind of the average theater
goer when a 10, 20, and 30. cent com
pany offers its wares for sale. Accord
ing to reports received from Albany
this is just what the Deffrv Company
have been doing, -showing sceptics. . It
is told that when the company opened
its engagement in Albany a week ago -the
sum total of the gross receipts was
the magnificent figure $9.50. This is
not surprising but the point is that be
fore Thursday night the company play
ed to over $1C0 and Saturday night
standing room was at a premium.- For ..
a company consistingof only five people
to do this implies real merit 'and is to
say the least extraordinary. It will be
interesting to note just what quality of ,
theatrical company it is that could stir
Albany up in this way and Corvallis
theater goers will have an opportunity
this weekto be shown.
Kappa Sigma Nu.
One of the prettiest society parties of
the season was given Saturday evening
at Taylor's Hall by the members of
Kappa Sigma Nu. The hall was beau
tifully decorated for the occasion and
the young people thoroughly enjoyed
the well arranged dance program, the
music being fine and all the appoint
ments in harmony. This was the an
nual party of the society and it proved
to be a very pleasant event.
Forty-five years of square dealing in the city of Corvallis finds this establish
ment not only Corvallis' LARGEST, but Benton County's GREATEST Store occudv-
"uw stl- rt- or space, i ne oldest established business under one contin
ual management m the Willamette Valley. '
S 10 BE WORTHY Of YOUR PATRONAGE JS this store's aim, and that means mnch. We have set
our minds upon makmg this the biggest May's business in the history of the store and to do this
we have deemed it expedient to offer special price inducements in every department ' Thous
ands of bargains throughout the store for the month of May.
MEN'S CLOTHING AT AIVEHSMY SALE PfllCES
The entire stock of hieh grade clothins- carrier! hv nj tn ho cniri a,; n.: i- .i .
l, . . mi . -. . m. "imuji bins sate ac remarK-
able low prices. Think or it! The finest, most comnlet.e linp nf nWh; u n u.- .
ing all theiiew spring and summer styles in Society Brand, Michaels-Stern and Senior Colleee
Clothes. Take advantage of these low prices: "e
tegular Sfl2.50 Men's Suits, now $ 9.95 Regular $22.50 Men's Suits, now $18.50
Half Price for any odd suit or coats and vests in the store
EVERY ARTICLE Iff THE ST0BE REDUCED M PRICE
CONTRACT GOODS EXCEPTED
- ' Agents
FREE A pattern with sub
scription to Designer and
'Fashion Book.. ; .
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