Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, May 22, 1909, Image 1

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    VOL. I. NO. 18
Oregon Wins In ,
Tennis Matches
Afternoon aid Evening Performances
Were Attended by Hundreds of
Pleased Spectators and Everybody
Had a Good Word For the Show
The University of Washington, Uni
versity of Oregon, Oregon Agricultural
College and Whitworth College contend
ed for honors in a tennis tourney at
Portland yesterday. In the singles
Ralph Newland for Oregon won from
Pulford of Whitman, scores 6-0,6-2 6-3,
and the University of Washington won
with equal ease from OAC,by a score
of 6-2, 6-0, 6-1. In the doubles only
three colleges were represented, Whit
worth not entering. In drawing Ore
gon ani OAC were matched, Washing
ton drawing a bye. In this event Ore
gon won, 6-0,6-3,6-0. The Universities
of Oregon and Washington will be
matched today in ,'both doubles and
singles. Whitworth and OAC are both
oat of the running.
Yesterday was a big day in Corvallis
for the circus was here for the first
time in many years and about everybody
in the city : and . county turned out to
enjoy the show.
The good impression made here was a
repetition of the reception given the
Sells-Floto people elsewhere along the
line, the following from the Eugene
Register being a counterpart of the ex
hibition given yesterday' in this city and
it will well serve for local comment:
There are shows and other show. The
Sells-Floto is one among them with
many of the objectionable features of
the old-time, faded rag-tag and tinsel
aggregations cut out. mere were no
jaded, raw-boned pelters dragging their
weary bones and a lot of clap-trap vans
after them in the procession yesterday.
Hivery norse was a picture or equine
beauty, well groomed, well fed, sleek
and glossy. There was a noticeable
absence of loud-mouthed cursing, cruel
overseers and worn out employes pok
ing about their work. When the 26
large cars arrived in the city . early yes
terday morning, they were unloaded in
as quiet and orderly a manner as a mili
tary school .going .through its evolu
tions. Every man knew his work and
did it in a most systematic and orderly
manner and long before 10 o'clock the
canvas-covered arena was in apple-pie
The procession was a good one, not
very large, but there was plenty ' of
good music and the beautiful horses and
clean and handsome wagons presented
a pretty picture. The crowds of people
who lined the streets were delighted
and there was a universal verdict that
never had Corvallis seen as pretty a lot
of horses as the. Sells-Floto people
carry. .
Both the afternoon and evening per
formance was well attended, , all the
seating being well filled and the per
formance was-without fault. The acro
bats, contortionist, rope-walkers and
riders were certainly the best to be
had, and with only two rings the audi
ehce was able to take in the entire per
formance without being muddled up
with more than they can grasp. There
were many exceptional performances,
but what caught the crowd as much as
anything else was the acrobatic work
of the four generations ' of the Nelson
family, especially the wee little tots
just large enough to "tumble a somer
sault," .
The. exhibition of the magnificent
$25,000 prize Armour grays called forth
expressions of delight from all, and the
dogs and ponies were a veritable pleas
ure to the children.
The Sells-Floto has never shown in
Corvallis before, but it is safe to say
that should they come again they will
' be welcomed by the people and by v the
city, as they are without doubt one of
the cleanest and best shows , on the
road. -
Where to Worship ia Corvallis Tomor
row Morning and Evening.
Oregon High School Lads Trying For
Honors and Medals on College Ath
letic Field Grand Ball Will Be
Given Tonight at the Armory. ,
Boy Kills Big Bear
Arthur Van de Vert, a 12-year-old of
Bend, Oregon had quite an exciting ex
perience a few days agJ when he shot
and killed a large cinnamon bear. The
Van de Vert ranch is about 20 miles
south of Bend, and one day last week
two women of that neighborhood came
to the Van de Vert ranch saying they
had been frightened by a large wild
animal of some kind. Mr. Van de Vert
and young son, Arthur, set out . with
bear dogs in pursuit. Arthur got ahead
- of his father and killed the bear-before
Mr. Van de Vert arrived. The Van de
Vert family has quite a record for bear
killing, more than a dozen having been
killed by different members of the fam
ily during the past year. Miss Grace
Van de Vert, a girl of 17, killed a large
. one last fall.
The new water works and electric
light system at Newport will soon be in
J. Schrack and W. H. Howell, the
committee appointed by Ellsworth Post
G. A. R. to arrange for the annual
memorial service, announce that it will
be held this year Sunday, May 23, at
eight o'clock p. m. at the opera house.
The members of the Post and of the
Women's Relief Corps will assemble
at headquarters in Odd Fellows' hall
and promptly at 7:45 p. m. will march
in a body to the opera house, where
Rev. H. H. Hubbell will preach the
sermon. The music will be under the
direction of Prof. Gaskins. A cordial
invitation is extended to all to attend
this service.
Preaching at the Presbyterian church
Sunday morning and evening by the
pastor, J. R. N. jrfell. Morning topic,
"Light, More Light." All made wel
come. Sunday School at 10 a. m., C.
E. st 7 p. m., Bible study every Thurs
day evening at 8 p. m. Good music,
free, pewsobligingushersf5
; Y. M. c. A.
Dr. W. J. Kerr will sneak to the stu
dents and men of Corvallis in Shepard
Hall tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. Special
orchestral music. Come up and enjoy
an hour with us.
Services "tomorrow as follows: Sun
day School at 10 a. m. ; at 11 a. m. the
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will
be observed. All members and friends
are ' requested to be present. In the
evening the Epworth League will hold
an interesting session at seven, and at
eight the congregation will join in a
union memorial service at the .opera
"What Does 'Memorial Day' Mean?"
will be the theme of Evan P. Hughes,
the minister, at the First Coneree-a-
tional Church, tomorrow morning, May
23, 1909. This subject is suggested to
Mr. Hughes by the proximity of "Dec
oration Day," with its beautiful and
eloquent symDOiism. in tne evemng,
8 o'clock, . this church unites in the
union Memorial service at the Opera
house. Bible School, superintended by
Prof. A. B. Cordley, convenes at 10 a.
m. and the Devotional Hour of the C.
E. at 7 p. m. Always a hearty welcome,
a helpful message and a joyous atmos
phere for you in this church. '
Evangelical Church, corner of Ninth
and Harrison streets. Preaching ser
vice next Sunday at 11 a. m. : Sunday
School at 10 a. m. The evening service
will be withdrawn in favor of the union
Memorial service at the Opera house.
The Tabernacle meeting is in progress
at Beulah. There will be three services
tomorrow: 10:45 a. m., 2:45 and 8 p. m.
episcopal ,
Church of the Good Samaritan, corn
er Jefferson and Seventh streets. Ser
vices May 23, Sunday after Ascen
sion. Sunday School at 10 a. m.
This is a big day out at OAC, the
athletes from the Washington High
School, Lincoln. High School, Portland
Academy, Astoria High School', Union
High School, Dayton High School, On
tario High School, Cove High School,
Columbia University, Silverton High
School, Hood River High School, New
berg High School, Pendleton High
School, Roseburg High School, Eugene
High School, La Grande High School,
Corvallis High School, Dallas Academy,
Albany High School, Salem High School
and Baker City High School all being
entered in the interscholastic field and
track events which are being contested
on Athletic Field.
Early this morning the visitors were
paraded around the city in autos and
the cadets gave an exhibition drill on
the campus.
At ten o'clock the trial heats were
commenced in the 100 yard dash, 220
yard hurdles, 440 yard dash, 120 yard
hurdles, 220 yard dash, high jump, pole
vault, running broad jump.
. lhis alternodn at half past two
o'clock the finals began in the 100 yard
dash, 220 yard hurdles, 440 yard -dash,;
Grocers are
Getting Ready
Reports continue to come in to the
Oregon Retail Merchants' Association,
that indicates that the coming meeting
of the National Retail Grocers' Associa,
tion in June, to be held in Portland.
will be the record meeting - of the association.
From every, part of the country there
is a report of special trains and low
rates offered by railroad companies.
- President S. L. Kline and Secretary
'C: B. Merrick, of tne Oree-on Associa
tion, returned this week from a trip in
Southern Oregon, where they attended
meetings of local organizations, at
Ashland, Monday afternoon, Medford
Monday night, Grants Pass Tuesday
night and Cottage . Grove Wednesday
night. At all these places organizations
voted to affiliate with the state organi
zation. In addition to individual mem
bers that have joined the state organi
zation, the following associations have
joined in the present month: Coos
County Retail Merchants' Association;
Salem Business Men's League, Oregon
City Retail Grocers' Association, Ash
land Retail Merchants' Association,
Medford Association and Cottage Grove
Association. Application has been re
ceived from ' the Wallowa County
Merchants' Association for member
ship. :
The Effort Made by tie Ladies' Auxil
iary and Civic Improvement Society
to Better the Appearance of the City
Meets With Approval.
Portland S clicols
File Protest
L2r5f'rdfe's0" yard run, 220
yard dash, one mile run,- high jump,
aiscus tnrow, running Droaa jump,,
hammer throw, pole vault, shot put,
relay race.
There will be a banquet given from
6:30 to 8:30 this evening at Waldo Hall
followed by the presentation of medals
and trophies to the winners m the va
rious events. . -
Tonight at the armory a grand ball
in honor ot the visitor will conclude the
day's sport. This ball is expected to
eclipse all other similar functions and
an open invitation is extended by the
management to college and town peo
ple to attend. -
, The Daily Gazette, 50c per month.
: Miss Mina Yates is visiting relatives
and friends at Albany today.
Sheriff Gellatly - was a passenger
on the Monroe excursion train. He
was lined up alongside of Booster Wag
goner and they make fine looking team.
Mrs. Cynthia E. Henkle, of Philomath,-
who has been in attendance at
the Rebekah Assembly at Albany, stop
ped over a day with friends in Corval
lis and went home this morning. ". -
s W- - H. Barry, ; representing : the.
'Bushohg Bbok"Cbmpany of Portland,'
was calling on. the trade .today in the
interest of his house. Mr. Barry was
Chief Clerk of the Senate at the last
session of the legislature.
The Honorable County Judge and
Commissioners will start out Monday
on a week's tour inspecting the bridges
and highways of the county,
the increased road levy this
All over the city today may be seen
the good work of cleaning ud in com
pliance with the splendid effort headed
by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Civic
Improvement Society to have Corvallis
present the best possible appearance.
Many residents haye spent the day
collecting everything objectionable
about the premises and piling up the
refuse in readiness for the wagons to
haul it away, while others have finished
the good work themselves by burning
or otherwise disposing of the rubbish.
The result is certainly most satisfac
tory and the people . deserve all praise
for the thorough manner in which they
have complied with the idea proposed
by the ladies having the project in
This spirit should be kept alive and
the city will then present so attractive
an appearance to visitors that it will
gain an enviable reputation and become
known for what it really is, the pretti
est little town in all Oregon.
The ladies are entitled to the thanks
of all for their splendid work inorigin-
atihg and carrying out this cleaning up
idea. ' ' "A -r.
The only cloud that has arisen to mar
the big interscholastic field and track
meet at OAC today is the protest that
has been filed with the college athletic
department by the Portland High School
against the admission of the cadets
from the Hill Military Acadamy.
The Hill Military Academy has sub
mitted its entries in accordance with
the rules and regulations established
and the names and events of those to
take part in the meet have been publish
ed in the OAC Barometer. Cpmmuni- :
cations have been received recently,
however, stating that in order for the
cadets to be eligible to take part in the
meet the contestants must conform to
the regulations of the local interscho
astic assocation. ,
A letter written to the athletic de
partment of the college disclosed the
fact that the other Portland schools had
written to the OAC, saying that unless
the Hill team was rejected from the
meet .they would refuse to take part in
the event. OAC is in a delicate position
as it does not like to accede to the de
mands of the high schools and deny the
cadets admission to the meet, yet wish
ing to keep the favor of the, majority
of the schools it is endeavoring to com
promise the matter.
Convocation at Baker.
The second convocation of the Epis
copal jurisdiction of Eastern Oregon
! convened at Baker City Tuesday with a
! large attendance of churchmen. Dur-
Under ln& 1 iorenoon uiere was an inxuiiuai
T3UD11C services were neiu in
ble in the public roads.
ia ; ,.at ; oiori,r ing puDiic services were
1 " , m l. j"n 1. A .7 .. . -w.
Kir T?o-tr Tin ton TT Clihhci Rpv
As a graceful acknowledgment of the
courtesy of President Taft in agreeing
to touch the telegraphic button that will
officially declare the Third Annual Rose
Festival open; a great basket of the
choicest Portland roses will be forward
ed to the White House, to arrive there
in time to be presented just before the
President touches the button at noon,
Monday, June 7.
While the details of the presentation
ceremonies have not yet been agreed
upon, it is planned to have the entire
Congressional delegation from Oregon
call upon President Taft and personally
present the fragrant blossoms.
At the moment . when the President
touches the telegraphic key opening the
Rose Festival 3000 miles away, signals
will be given in Portland for the ring
ing of bells, tooting of whistles, shriek
ing of steam sirens, and all the other
joyous noises.
Inducements to Orchardists. v
There "will be preaching "at 11 o'clock
a. m., - May 23, '09: Sunday School at
10 a. m. sharp. B. Y. P. U. meets in
union services at the M. E. Church at
7 p. m. All are cordially invited to at
tend these meetings.
Linn County Fair ,
. The premium lists for .the Third An
nual Fair of Linn county to be held at
Scio August 30, 31 and September 1st
are now being distributed. Premiums
amount to $2500 and purses on raced to
$1375. A famers'Institute will be held
each day. '
Read the Daily Gazette for all news,
A. L. Brooks, of the Lafayette Nurs
ery Company, Carlton, Oregon, will be
located at the Occidental hotel in Cor
vallis for the next two weeks, . for the
purpose of making the acquaintance of
parties who are anticipating the plant
ing of orchards. He will make the fol
lowing inducements during his stay here
on all i orders taken for fall delivery:
Fifteen per cent discount in addition to
premiums ' as follows: $10 orders, $1;
$25 orders, $2.50; $50 orders, $5; $100
orders, $12. 5-22-lt D-W
, Heavy Frost at Hiilsboro -
A blighting frost killed ; vegetables
and early potatoes in various sections in
and around Hiilsboro .Thursday night,
notably along lowlands, where crops had
been planted early. Gardens were also
slightly injured on some off the upland
districts. .
ricultural College will meet in Corval
lis. on Monday.- Now that the referen
dum question is settled the board will
likely get down to business and adopt
aggressive measures in the erection of
the new buildings so badly needed.
Many question's of vital importance will
be considered all having a tendency to
advance the interests of the college and
be a blessing to the town.
James Henderson, Rev. H. C. Collins
and Rev. Louis C. Sanford. Opening
of Nevius Hall to the public also occurred
Attorney General Crawford has ren
dered an opinion that beef peddlers are
not subject to operation of the law re
quiring peddlers to pay a license. It is
held that beef is a farm product and is
therefore exempt from the peddlers li
cense law.
Daily Gazette 50 cents a month.
Charles Rice was in from King's
Valley today looking over t ie town.
William Kittridge has gone to EJast- -.
ern Oregon to engage in stock raising.
Miss Mary Nolan returned home yes
terday after a pleasant visit with
mends in Portland.
Nigh Scott, of Philomath, who has
had a serious spell of sickness, was in
town yesterday for the first time.
Miss Mary C. Danneman who took
part in the program at the big recep
tion given by the Grand Lodge of Odd
Fellows at Albany, made a decided hit
in her humorous reading.
C. L. Prebstel, brother-in-law of J ohn
Swick, is visiting in the city for a few
days. Mr. Prebstel has sold his Port
land interests and will visit Southern
Oregon before locating permanently.
The evening performance given by
! the Sells-Floto circus last night was
' first-class in every particular and the
big tent was crowded with towns people
! who thoroughly enjoyed every feature.
Mrs. J. V. Crawford went to Salem
today and will spend a week visiting
I with old friends and acquaintances. For
many years she lived at Salem and
when once acquainted with this, most
estimable lady her kindness and noble
deeds are ' not soon to be, forgotten.
qv,q t.,;ii iln renew her acauaintance
v ew. VA -arhn Vina hppn clerking
Willi ua du" ajui "uv
in Myers, store for the past 9 years.
' "'Our 45th 'Annual Clearance Sale ends
May 29th. Just one week more for you to
secure unequaled bargains
Contract Goods Excepted
Elxtra Special prices this week on Men's
Clothing and Women's Suits and Skirts