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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1909)
VOL I. NO. 20
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CREAM OF WORLD'S EMIGRATION
STRONGEST MEN AND WOMEN
Distinguished Prelate Makes Close Ob
servation of - the Type of People
Coming Into the State and Says it
Represents the Ablest Class.
Given to Eakins
Oregon is getting the cream of the
world's great immigration movement
today. Only the strongest, ablest and
best provided men and women are com
ing to the Far West. All the country
intervening between the Pacific and At
lantic Oceans is a mighty filter, possibly
better, a barrier. Europe's question
able emigration strikes this on the East
and percolates through to a considerable
distance, affecting the Mississppi basin
and even Middle West, but that finally
getting to the Pacific Coast has strength
and, means and ability to perform all
the duties of husbandman and mechanic.
This is an epitome of Right Reverend
Bishop Charles Scadding's observations.
It has peculiar value, coming from that
source, because of tne bishop's oppor
tunities and inclination for such social
"In the diocese work here in Oregon,'
said the bishop, "I have abundant op
portunity to study every community,
and particularly, every phase oi immi
gration. This year I have tried to vis
it as many of the immigrant trains as
possible, and study the type of citizen
that is contributing new blood to the
- states .-My pleaeuife-Jesulting ; f r dm" all
- .observation is great. We are getting
the very best men and women that
state could draw. If they are foreign,
they are strong, self-reliant, with some
means and a wealth of energy, for the
weaker of this class have been left on
the Atlantic seaboard or. with intermed
iate communities. I find many of the
foreigners arriving are Scotch, English
and Germans. But a heavy percentage
is composed of Middle West Americans,
who are being driven- on in quest of
new resources and nature's bounties. . '
"Of course, all of the men coming are
not wealthy, although some have abun
dant means to repurchase land for
homes. ' But whether having much
money or little, they have the more
vital element for state prosperity
strength-and willingness to do things.
Their influence is appreciable wherever
they settle. They bring new standards
of farming, new industrial ideals, and
in a Very , short time they will make
this influence felt in the form of great
er productivity of the, soil, smaller
farms, more varied crops and Eastern
business methods. Wiui such an inflow
as Oregon has received the present
year, it would be folly to doubt tremen
dous development in the future. The
type of men we are getting have char
acter and strength, and cannot be lost
anywhere. What they will do in a land
of such vast and varied opportunities
as this is more easily underestimated
Bishop Scadding is so firm in his be
lief of rapid growth throughout the
Oregon diocese that he is making the
most strenuous effort to put his church
work on a par with the industrial move
ment. He argues with Eastern church
men that this is soon to be one of the
greatest states oi the Union, tor it is
inevitable that such a combination of
climate, soil and temperature will com
mand a mighty population.
Notice For Sealed Bids.
Governor Benson at noon yesterday
appointed James Eakin, of Astoria, to
fill the newly created additional judge
ship of the Fifth Judicial District,
composed of Clatsop, Columbia, Clacka
mas and Washington counties, to serve
until the first Monday in January, 1911.
Mr. Eakin is a brother of Justice Rob
ert Eakin, of the Supreme Court. He
was born in Chicago 49 years ago, and
came to Oregon in 1866. Later he
graduated from the Boston Law School
and returned to Astoria, where he has
been in practice continually for the past
12 years. He was admitted to the bar
in Oregon October 14, 1887.
The leading candidates from Clatsop
county were J. A. Eakin, Judge Frank
J. Taylor, C. A. Abercrombie and J. F.
Hamilton, all of Astoria, while the can
didate for Columbia county was M. E.
Miller, of St. Helens, who received
very nearly the united support of the
citizens of that county.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Business in Benton County Property
Continues to be Good
A NEW ARMORY
.... . :
ILL BE BUILT
BOARD OF REGENTS OF 0 AC PLAN
CONSTRUCTION W0R. ,
SPECIAL TWO OATS' MEETING
Available Immediate Wofk Will
Now That Legislative
Be Commenced on New Buildings,
the Armory to Be the First, f
State of Oregon to Marcus P. Beebe,
280 acres in Kings Valley $1400.
United States to Wm. Worth, 80
acres in Alsea. :. .
Willamette Valley Stock & Land Co.
to John Wienert, 640.29 acres in Polk
and Benton counties $19,200.
W. H. Malone to T. R. Chandler lots
1-2-3-4 bl. 5 Alsea $300. :
W. H. Malone to J. J. Houser, lots
17-18-19-20 bl. 2 Alsea $235; . ':-
Tillie I. Read to Roy E. Heater, . lots
2 & 3 bl. 11 Job's Add. Corvallis $500..
Martha Avery to Geo. W. Avery 4
acres near Corvallis $10. -. :-V"- ;;
Minnie E. Lee to Margaret C. Snell
part of W 1-2 of lot 4 College Hill Add.
Corvallis $100. '. ' . ' " .
David Hagg to M. B. Long andAWf
John Smith to Lulu S. Wilson 611.26
acres south of Corvallis $1.
Hattie A. Starr to C. C. Huff lots 10
& 12 1-2 ft. of 11 bl. 3 Dixon's Add
C. C. Huff to Jphn W. Hayes lots 10
& 12 1-2 ft. of 11 bl. 3 Dixon's Add.
C. C. Huff to John W. Hayes parcel
of land south of Corvallis $10.
W. W. McDonald to John H. Chiles
land near Summit $5000.
O. & C. R. R. Co. to S. G. Miller 80
acres near Alsea $200.
Fred W. Strake to Wm. H. Maltby
80 acres near Alsea $10.
James Wilson to C. E. Banton 57.45
acres near Alsea $2500.
C. A. Troxel to Samuel Whiteside lots
11 & 12 bl. "E" Avery's Add Corvallis
H. B. Dick et al to Frank W. Smith
lots 9 & 10 bL 17 Wilkin's Add, Corval
lis $10. .:
Gertrude & R. E. L. Brown to School
District No. 81 1 acre in Kings Vallev
Robert Burger to Maggie Burger
tract 100 ft. square in N. B. & P.
Avery's Add. Corvallis $100.
John F. Allen to Maggie Burger lot 4
in Park Terrace $10.
J. C. Stanturf to Sarah Ellen Perin
80 acres near Bellfountain $600.
M. Burnap to A. W. Fischer lot 6 bl.
19 Dixon's Add. Corvallis $10.
Bv order of the Board of Directors
of School District No. 9, Benton Coun
ty, Oregon, I will receive sealed bids for
the purchase of School Block No. 25,
Avery's Second Addition to Corvallis,
up to eight o'clock p. m. of Friday,
June 4, 1909. Bids to be addressed to
W. A. Buchanan, Clerk, and marked
'Bids for School Property." The
Board reserves the right to reject any
or all bids. .
W. A. Buchanan, .
i The meeting of the Charter Commis
sion that a was to be held "tonight has
been changed to Thursday night. As
this is to be the last meeting it is hoped
all members may be present.
Oregon Churchman Revived
The Board of Regents of the Oregon
Agricultural College concluded ja two
day session this morning. The' meeting
was a special one, called for the princi
pal purpose of arranging for. the ex
penditure of the appropriation made at
the last session of the Legislature . All
members of the Board were present ex
cept Governor Benson and Mrs. aldo,
the latter of whom is now traveling in
Yesterday afternoon was principally
occupied in the consideration of. the
matters relating to the location of the
dry land farming experiment station.
A committee consisting of Professor
Scudder from the College and Mr.; Jar
dine of the Department of Agriculture,
at the request of the College hail made
an investigation of the conditions hi the
dryland sections of Oregon and sub
mitted their report at this meeting.?
Frank Davy and Judge . Miller,; of
Burns,'were in town for the purpose of
addressing the Board with reference to
the desirability , of locating the station
in Harney county. No action was tak
en of the location as there were certain
matters and data desired: by the Bdard
which wejeot vavailable-It wsfttex
pected that this information would be
at hand m time for the regular Julv
meeting. V. ' ' - ' .
This morning the time of the Regents
was taken up in the consideration of
The resignation of Miss Grace Gatch
was accepted and arrangements made
f or C. C. Vincent receiving a leave of
absence for a year to pursue post grad-
uate work at Cornell University. .
A resolution wes passed authorizing
the -American flag to be displayed from
the new flag pole erected by the Class
every day during the school year.
Bert Pilkington was employed as As
sistance Station chemist.
. The question of acquiring additional
land was re-referred to the committee
already appointed upon that subject
who was requested to make a report to
the Board at its regular- July meeting.
Provision was also made for the em
ployment of additional instructors to
relieve as far as possible, the present
congested condition of the classes. V,
The committes had already been ap
pointed at a previous meeting of , the
Board upon the construction of the new
buildings so that but little delay will
now be occasioned. Now that the ' ap
propriation has become available, these
committees will at once set about look
ing to the adoption of plans and speci
fications for construction of the build
ings that are to be erected this 'year
One of the buildings to be constructed
first is the armory.
A delightful reception was given last
evening by President and Mrs. W. J.
Kerr at their home, Fifth and Jackson
streets, in honor of the members of the 1
Board of Regents of OAC.
The house was prettily decorated
with pink carnations and ferns and with
choice potted plants from the college !
greenhouse. ' 1
The members of the board and the
wives of several of them were in the
receiving line with President and Mrs.
Kerr, and graciously welcomed the
guests who numbered 420, the f aculty
all being invited. Mesdames Bexell.
Lake, Parks and Moore assisted the
hostess in entertaining the guests, and
the evening was most enjoyable, a fine
musical program being given, in which
Professor ' and Mrs. Gaskins and Pro
fessor Boone gave choice vocal and
piano solos and gracefully responded to
the encores they received, while the
college orchestra furnished sweet music
throughout the evening.
Dainty light refreshments, prepared
by the Misses Kerr, were served in the
upper rooms and sparkling punch graced
the dining table.
It was a brilliant function 'and all
present had a most enjoyable time.
PROJECT NOW BEING CONSIDERED
MANY PEOPLE FAVOR THE IDEA
Proposition to Have a Rousing Big
Time on Independence . Day Meets
With Popular Approval if Sufficient
Funds Can Be Raised for Purpose.
The Oregon Churchman, organ of the
Protestant Episcopal Church diocese in
this state, has been revived, and goes
forth to the various parishes this week.
The paper was started by the late
Bishop Morris, but owing to stress of
general work was permitted to discon
tinue for some time. Bishop Scadding,
successor to Bishop Morris, has reissu
ed the Churchman, and will continue
its publication monthly. "It is our
family organ, "explains the bishop, "by
means of which we keep in toucn with
our big family." In the bishop's an
nouncements of the current -issue is
found an earnest request for every par
ish to elect strong, representative men
as its delegates to attend the twenty
first annual convention of the diocese
of Oregon, which is to be held in Port
lanb, June 16 and 17. A review of the
Missionary Council, held in Spokane re
cently, is also a feature of the current
issue. ' '
J. M. Lamb left this morning for Eu
gene. He will be . employed there for
a while before going to .Alaska. . He
was accompanied as far as Albany by
his mother who was on her return eome
to Portland after a visit here. " ;
TALK OF THE TOWN
Read the Daily Gazette for all news,
Miss Nora Mann made a brief visit to
C. T. Lewis was a business visitor in
Miss Nora .Thomson spent Sunday
with her parents at Jefferson.
Frank Thrasher was over from Alba
ny Sunday spending the day with his
Paul V. Maris, .deputy state food
commissioner, was in this city from
Portland yesterday on - official business,
A. E. Bell has bought" fhe 90 acre
farm" oi Mrs. Mabel Hoflich near "the
Calapooia bridge in Linn county' and
will make his home there,
. The next big athletic event here will
be Saturday, May 29, when the U. of
O. baseball and track teams meet OAC
for the final contest of the year.
Professor and Mrs. Gerald Taillandier
gave a pleasant reception last evening
at their home on College Hill to the
students of the class in German.
Steven Carver, the builder of. the C.
& A. R- road ' went to Eugene ' yester
day to attend a railroad meeting which
was held last evening in that city.
Edwin Woodcock,' the talented trom
bone soloist of the OAC Military Band,
played several solos at the Tabernacle
meetings in Albany Sunday. In the
morning he played "Calvary," by Rod
ney, and in the afternoon he greatly
pleased the large audience by a fine
rendition of Sullivan's "Lost Chord."
Nearly everybody in Corvallis is in
favor of this city having a rousing
Fourth of July celebration and if suffi
cient funds can be raised to meet the
incidental expenses the project will be
put into definite shape at an early date
and all arrangements made for a popu
lar observance of the holiday.
The Merchants' Association is willing
to do everything possible to bring about
the successful carrying out of such a
celebration, but would like first to know
what material co-operation can be de
pended upon from the business places
most likely to be benefitted by bringing
a large crowd here. .
The hotels, theaters, stables, restaur
ants, ice cream parlors and other public
places are now being called upon for
subscriptions and if a sufficient fund is
guaranteed by these interests the bal
ance necessary to finance the celebra
tion will be raised.
It would seem 'that the amount re
quired could easily be secured by a little
effort and Corvallis should keep up
with the pace set by many other cities
in the state in celebrating the glorious
Fourth in good old-fashioned style, , v.
YTb.e bo'osteVspirftliere sKotild lend its
snap and go to the idea and see to it
that Independence" Day is remembered
here with every feature that can be put
on the program.
The. Eugene Bible University, a di
vinity school conducted by the Christ
ian Church of the Pacific Northwest,
will close its 14th year of existence to
day, when the graduating exercises will
beheld at the First Christian Church.
The school was founded by Dr. E. C.
Sanderson, who is at present president
of the institution, and the first year
there were only four students. The
school has grown until this year there
are 72 regular students and there is a
total enrollment of 147 in all the de
partments. Last year a $40,000 stone
building was erected by the students.
Ihe graduates this year- are as follow:
In the classical minsterial course Fred
eric Merril Brooke and David . Eugene
Olson; classical Bibical course. Henrv
S. Champie, Charles Cecil Curtis;
Charles R. Moore, Delbert L. Morgan,
John M. Orrick and Ehiah V. Stivers:
English minsterial course, Ethel Staple
ton Curtis, Willard A. Elkfns, Lee
Tong; school of oratory, Delbert L.
Morgan, Charles R. Moore and David"
GOVERNMENT MAKES MAPS
Willamette Valley Country Surveyed
for Public Benefit
The annual meeting of the Coffee
Club was held yesterday afternoon and
all the reports showed the organization
to be in the most prosperous condition.
The election of officers for the com
ing year resulted in the following being
chosen: Mrs. John Fulton, president;
Miss Edna Groves, vice president; Mrs.
F.-L. Miller, secretary; Mrs. Johnson
Porter, treasurer; Mrs. Chas. Colbert,
librarian. . ;.,:
: The annual anniversary of the club
will be held Thursday evening at which
time the fine fountain presented to the
city will be formally dedicated with- ap
propriate exercises, i . . . :
All members, and their husbands are
invited to be present. i. " -
J. M. Nolan & Son are installing a
complete system of the Twentieth Cen-,
tury Clothing Cabinetsfrom the Hugh
Lyons factory, Lansing, Mich., these
cabinets lend an attractive appearance
to the clothnig department and are es
pecially arranged for the . convenient
handling of every description of clothing..
It was Miss Pansy- Howser, of Cor
vallis, and not of Junction City, who
did the honors at Monroe Saturday,
when the Corvallis & Alsea River Rail
road was formally dedicated. I
Misses Helen Tobin and Ariel Ewing,
teachers in the Domestic Science de
partment at O. A. C. went to Seattle
yesterday to arrange for. the exhibit to
be made by the co-eds at the A. Y. P.
The Cornet Band of Junction City
will give its annual' all day picnic Sat
urday, May 29. Copies of the program
for the day have been received here,
and from the long array of pleasant
features a most enjoyable time may De
Advanced sheets of a topographic
map covering 138,000 acres of the Will
amette valley between Eugene and
Junction City have been received in ,
Salem. This area was surveyed during
the Summer of 1908 by the State En-.
gineer m co-operation with the United
States Geological Survey. The finish
ed map' to be published for distribu
tion, can be obtained for 5 cents a copy
by addressing the United States. Geo
logical Survey, Washington D. C.
The map shows at a glance the irri
gation and drainage possibilities of this
section and will prove; invaluable to the
mmexcia)J,fnetes1 of.'jftie towns- in ,
the valley. It shows but one or two
houses to the square mile. By promot
ing and encouraging practice of irriga
tion and more intensive and diversified
farming, this map, it is believed, should
show from SO to 60 houses to the square
By order of the Board of Directors
of School District No. 9, Benton Coun
ty, Oregon, I will receive sealed bids
for the moving of the Public School
Building from' Seventh and Madison
streets to Job'saddition, a distance of
about 18 blocks, up to eight o'clock p.
m. .of Friday, June 4, 1909. Bids to be
addressed to Wl A. Buchanan, Clerk,
and marked "Bids for Moving School
Building." The Board reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
W. A. Buchanan,
Our 45th Anniversary Sale closes
SATU R D A Y, MA Y 2 9 1 h
Just four days more of bargains
EVERY ARTICLE IH TOE STORE REDUCED IN
Contract Goods Excepted .
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