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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 29
CCRVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1S09
PRICE FIVE CENTS
GRAND OLD FLft
ELOQUENT ADDRESS BY RELIEF
SCHOOL CHILDREN GREAT B
Mrs. Jansie Higgms Paid Loyal Tri
bute to "Old Glory" at the Exer
cises Attending the Presentation of
Handsome Banner to High School.
T.he exercises attending the presen
tation of the handsome flag to the Cor
vallis High School yesterday by the
Women's Relief Corps, were the most
.impressive of any during the present
encampment, the eloquent presentation
address' of Mrs. Jennie Higgins, presi
dent of the Corps, being as follows:
Superintendent, Teachers and Pupils
of the Coryallis Schools; Members of
the Grand Army, of the Republic,
Women's Relief Corps and Citizens:
It eives me great pleasure in the
name of the Women's Relief Corps,
Auxiliary of the Grand , Army of the
Republic, to greet you here at this time.
I deeply feel the great responsibility
resting upon me, in representing this
noble band of loyal women workers.
We realize the importance of this work
along patriotic lines because of the
thousands of different nationalities of
children coming to our shores every
year, with their limited ideas of what
freedom and liberty mean.
The only hope we can see for our
future American institutions is the dis
semination od? thought and instruction
. through our public school system, and
these foreigri-born children coming in
contact with ours, and being imbued
with the ideas and principles of Ameri
can citizenship, and taught what free
dom, liberty, love of country, flag and
home signifies, as is being taught in our
public schools and colleges throughout
To foster and encourage these insti
tutions of learning, the representatives
of our Order, with a remnant of the
old Guard, "The bovs who wore the
Blue" have come with this beautiful
flag, with its stars and stripes, which
we so dearly love and prize above all
We love it because it stands for so
much: the terrible cost and sacrifice of
suffering bloodshed and strife, on hun
ereds, yea thousands of " battle fields,
Bequeathed to us by our forefathers of
Revolutionary fame, and handed down
through the vista of 'years and other
wars to the great Civil War, where
brother fought against brother and
father against son for four long years.
Thousands upon thousands died m its
defense, and .hundreds of thousands
more were diseased, wounded and crip
pled for life that you and I might enjoy
the blessings of freedom that it brings
to us today, and which we bring to you
unsullied, with not one stripe missing or
a star dimmed in its field of blue. v
Do you know that the greatest stand
ing army in the world Jtoday is composed
of school children of the United States
of America? It far surpasses in num
bers all the .fighting armies of Europe,
This wonderful army of boys and girls
may be more fully realized, when one
learns that it is greater than the entire
population of Spain, exceeds by two
and a half millions the population of
Mexico, is three times greater than the
' population of Canada," and is greater
than the combined population of Greece,
Portugal, Denmark and Roumania.
How important then it is that the
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teachers be imbued with the true spirit
of patriotism, that the men and women
of the future, who are in the schools
today, be taught the right conception
of the price paid for our dear old flag
and all it represents, and what itmeans
to be a true American citizen. -
A few years hence the welfare of
this country with its privileges and all
it stands for, will fall into the hands of
this great army of school children, and
in presenting this beautiful flag in be
half of the Women's Relief Corps, De
partment of Oregon, Auxiliary to the
Grand Army of the Republic, to you,
students of the Corvallis High School,
we trust its sacred keeping, feeling
assured that you will see to it that no
traitorous hand shall ever trail it in the
dust, nor one of its stars be dimmed by
We believe that you will protect it if
needs be, with your honor and lives, as
the men of America have done before
you,- that it may ever float over a free
united people. .
"Our Flag, our flag, the grand old flag,
From mountain top, f rom'towering crag
O'er prairie wide, and inland seas
In honor floats on every breeze.
Our flag, our flag, without a stain,
That will be pure while right shall reign,
Long may its splendor brightly shine
On brow of liberty divine.
Our flag, our flag, in battle smoke
Mid bayonet clash, and saber stroke
Will onward lead a charging line
An inspiration so sublime.
Our flag, our flag, the youth will stand
Around the flag, a loyal band
With hearts as true as those of yore
When patriot fathers bravely bore
That flag victorious toward the skies
Its triumph won by sacrific,
The flag our eyes are proud to see
The grand old Flag of Liberty." .
Soon Be Let
Contracts will soon be let for the
building of the new high school in this
city, to cost $30,000. The structure will
be of Jorick, three stories-high,-and ill
contain 16 classrooms and an assembly
hall. Accommodations will be provided
for 400 graduates from the graded
schopls of the city, and all the modern
appliances have been arranged for, in
regard to heating, lighting and sanitary
plumbing. It will be in the heart of
the city, about midway between the
business center on the east and the
Oregon Agricultural College on the
west. The plans have been drawn by
E. E. McClaran, . a Portland architect,
who will superintend its construction.
Ihe Board of Education will meet
Saturday, June 12, to consider bids and
award the contracts for moving one of
the present school . buildings to Job's
addition and for constructing the new
High school building on the site thus
J. S. McCready of Black Rock, who
was here last week with Louis , Ger-
nnger, jr., 01 Dallas, looking up an
available site for a big saw mill, spent
several days in Corvallis this week
again going over the ground and mak
ing preliminary arrangements.
While here Mr. McCready presented
a formal proposition to the Commercial
Club to secure the location that has
been selected for the plant on the river
front at the foot of Second street, and
this proposition will be carefully con
sidered at the next meeting of the
In addition to running a saw mill
125,000 daily capacity and employing 50
men regularly, Mr. McCready stated
that,it was the intention of the com
pany to also equip and operate a large
furniture factory here.-
Such an opportunity to . secure an in
dustry of this magnitude should not be
missed if itjs possible to land it. -
Dissolution of Partnership.
Notice is hereby given that the co
partnership heretofore existing between
O. C. Senger and A. C. Freeman has
this day been dissolved by mutual con
sent. AH outstanding bills will be paii
by said A. C. Freeman and all accounts
owing said firm to be paid to said A.
Freeman, who will Continue ' the busi
ness at S20 Second street. r '
. C. Senger,
6-4-2t , A. C. Freeman.
, Don't forget that the Mikado will be
in Corvallis Monday, June ' 14. - Every
body should be prepared to turn out
and give his Japanese highness a royal
reception at the opera house. ; v
IVE DAYS OF PLEASURE PROVID
ED AT PORTLAND
R1LLI1J STREET PAGEANT
iiany oew and Ueiigtttul features
Have Been Provided for the Enter
tainment of the People, One of
which will be "Homs Coming Day."
The official program of the doings to
i had at Portland during the Rose
Festival next week has been made up.
This program is the revised and final
form. It was issued from the Rose
Festival headquarters yesterday after
noon, and if there are any f uther changes
they will be of a minor nature.
So it is safe to study the list" aud
plan out next week accordingly. : In
making the program it has been taken
into account that ordinary mortals have
ta eat occasionally and that a few hours
sleep now and then may be of profit.
Otherwise there will be found no haitus
in the long train of delightful, marvel
ous and exhilarating features which
have been provided for. -
Here is the list:
Monday, June 7.
"Home coming day" General Deco
ration; "Feast of Lanterns." Night
pageant, military and fraternal societ
ies; arrival of "Spirit du Carnival.'
- Tuesday, June 8.
Opening of the rose show at Cali
fornia building,. Lewis and Clark Fair
Grounds, under auspices, Portland Rose
Grand electric parade of Rex Oregon
us, King ot the Oregon Country, where
climate and roses challenge the admir
ation of the world and receive the hom
age of royalty.
Wednesday, June 9.
Competive. exhibit of roses morning,
noon and night' at California building.
Grand concert.- ' "
Automobile parade, 2 p. m.
Commercial travelers entertain out-
of-town customers at Armory, 8 p. m.
Pain's Fireworks. A "Battle in the
Sky," at the Oaks Park.
Thursday, June 10.
Horse and vehicle parade, 2 p. m.
The night pageant, "Spirit of the
Golden West". Grand illumination.
Display extraordinary of the resources
and products of the state.
. Friday, June 11. -
Open house and general welcome by
all business firms of Portland.
Japanese daylight fireworks, East
Portland, 2 to 3 p. m.
Children's parade and carnival, East
Portland. Revels of the masauers.
Races at the Country Club under the
auspices of the Driving Club.
Pain s Grand fireworks spectacle and
special programme at the Oaks Park
Saturday, June 12.
.Running steeple chase, chariot - and
harness races at the Country Club track,
Under the - auspices of the Hunt Club
Grandest attraction ever given in the
Rose City. A veritable tournament of
sports and pastime.
Grand electrical pageant farewell to
Rex Oregonus, King of Festival.
Carnival will end in blaze of glory.
Weston Normal Dismantled
Pianos, typewriters, chemical and
physical apparatus and dormitory fur
niture are being sold out of . the Normal
School equipment under the direction
of C.L. Starr, secretary of the Board
of regents. All the desks and furniture
in the main building will be left intact
for the school's use in case it is ever
re-established. The Normal lawn is
being tightly inclosed with barb wire,
and every gate will be locked.' I. M.
Kemp, cashier of 1 the Farmers' Bank
of Weston, has been appointed care
taker, and will occupy the president's
cottage. Aa soon as the Summi r
normal, now in progress, is concluded
the state's plant will be vacated.
PBLLMAN PASSENEEB ROBBED
Daring Robbery on Southern Pacific
Train Near train..
A daring robbery occured Oi south
bound Southern Pacific train No. 15,
Wednesday morning, between Rose-
burg and Drain. A passenger on one
of the Pullmans left his window up to
admit air to the berth, and upon awak
ing soon after the train left Drain
missed a part of his clothing andLupon
investigating, found his coat and vest
gone, together with a gold watch and
package of valuable papers which
were in the pockets of the coat that
had been hung near the open window.
The train waits at Drain to couple on
a second engine, and it is supposed
that some tramp- must have taken the
opportunity to snatch them through
the window and escape in the darkness.
No trace of the thief has been found
as yet. '.
The watch was a hunting case, with
elk head on back, and the clothes were
dark brown. -
j. YAMHILL PIONEERS MEET .
Big Reunion Held Wednesday In Park
' . . At Amity.
j The seventeenth annual reunion and
picnic of the Yamhill County Pioneer
Association was held Wednesday in the
park at Amity. A large crowd was in
attendance from all parts of the county
and the celebration was one 'of the
most successful in the history of the
association. ' After an address of wel
come by Mayor W.S. Fuller, Thomas A
Mc Bride delivered the annual speech
to the pioneers and Professor L. R.
Alderman, of Eugene, spoke to ' the
At noon a banquet was given ti e
pioneers by the citizens of Amity. In
the afternoon a tribute was paid to
the memory of the settlers who. are
gone by Rev. A. J. Hunsakei, and one
to the pioneer mothers by Mrs. Borden.
The programme was interspersed with
music by the ' band, recitations and
p-The Presbyterian "congregation has
iftad all necessary arrangements for,1
starting construction work on the new
church building at an early date. .
The plans and specifications submitted
by Benness & Hendricks,- the Portland
architects, have been approved and bids
for the edifice will- be received by the
Board of Trustees on June 15, the call
being published elsewhere in this issue.
The new church will be located on the
corner of Monroe and Eighth streets.
It will be built of brick and stone, ha' e
a seating capacity of 1200 and will cott
about $25,000 when completed.
This will be one of the finest edifices
in the city and its early construction
shows the great confidence the congre
gation has in the future of Corvallis.
Bertha Allen, daughter of County
Clerk Allen, was declared the winner in
a spirited contest for the position of
queen of the Salem float at the Port
land Rose Show.
Every home should raise a flag for the G. A. R.
Encampment. We are showing a complete line of flags
and bunting for decoration.
Large American Flags, fast colors, full
number of stars, for exterior decorating and
Size 4x 6, $1.00
5x 8, 1.75
SAFF : rZf AGENTS
TRADE .SS1 SHOES
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G. A. R. VETERANS
WiTH RECEPTION AT GO
RESOLUTIONS PASSED THMIN6 PEOPLE FOR HOSPITALITY
Department Officers Elected and Installed Astoria Selected For Next
Encampment Old Comrades Return Thanks For Cordial Vel
come and Considerate Attention Campfire Last Night
Was Echo of Past Deeds.
The veterans of the Department of
Oregon, G. A. R., when they break
ranks today will carry away with them
the most pleasant recollections of the
warm welcome and hospitable treat
ment given them by the people of Cor
vallis during the entire three days ses
sion of their twenty-eighth annual en
From every delegate and visitor have
come expressions of highest praise for
the kindly manner in which they have
been received and the attention shown
them by everybody.
As an official expression of their ap
preciation, the veterans- this morning
unanimously passed the following reso
"Whereas: The Grand Army of the
Republic, Department of Oregon, in its
twenty-eighth annual encampment as
sembled, with hearts overflowing with
love and gratitude for the loyal and
patriotic manner in which they were
met by the citizens of Corvallis, and
their unselfishness in providing for, and ,
looking after the welfare of the old
soldiers during their stay in their midst,
"Whereas : The good people of this
city, throwing aside self -considerations,
opened wide the doors of hospitality
and invited their honored : guests to
enter,, and take .possession,, therefore,
be it 7 "T-
Resolved, by the . twenty-eighth an
nual encampment, that they extend to
the good people of Corvallis their heart
felt thanks for the generous manner in
which they have greeted and entertain
ed them during their stay among them.
"Resolved further, That a copy of
these resolutions be furnished to the
press of this city, . to the end that the
people may know the gratitude felt by
all the old soldiers who were fortunate
enough to be present and participate in
the hospitalities of the generous people
Approved by the Committee on Reso
Bf F. Pike, Chairman.
Corvallis, Oregon, June 4, 1909."
The campfire last night was a genuine
old-fashioned , love feast and the pro
gram met with universal approval.
Rev. J. R. N. Bell captured the old
veterans in his brief talk' and especially
when he clasped hands with Comrade
A. M. Himes, of Portland, to commem
orate the struggle at Cedar Creek.
The encampment has been a great
success and Corvallis has fully appre
ciated the honor of having the old vet
At the business session of the G. A.
R. Encampment yesterday Astoria was
chosen as the place for next year's
gathering. Officers for the ensuing
year were elected as follows:
Department commander, Captain J.
P. Shaw, of Milwaukie; senior vice
commander, W. G. Lane, of Corvallis;
junior vice-commander, Sam Taylor, of
Eugene; medical director, Dr. J. H.
Hall; chaplain, Rev. Kerr, of Portland.
Delegates to the National Encampment
at Salt Lake City in August, S. Copple,
Enos Swann, W. Hartmus and Daniel
The Women's Relief Corps elected
the toUowing omcers lor the coming
Department President, Mary E.
Chamberlain; senior vice-president,
Emily Henkle; junior vice-president,
Myrtle Bates; treasurer, Delia G.
Mickley; chaplain, Rachel Worstell.
Delegate at large to National Conven
tion, Elizabeth Adair; delegates to Na
tional Convention, Mehala Pike, Millie
Wilten. -. : , -",-
Notice is hereby given that sealed
bids will be received for the erection of
the new church building for the First
Presbyterian Church, of Corvallis, by
the Board of Trustees, up to '6 o'clock
p. m. June 15th, 1909, according to
plans and specifications which can be
seen at the office of the architects,
"Bennes & Hendricks," Portland; at
the office of Virgil E. Watters or the
Benton County National Bank in Cor
vallis. A certified check made payable
to First ' Presbyterian Church of Cor
vallis, of five (5) per cent of amount
must accompany each bid. Board re
serves the right to reject any or all
A. J. Johnson,
Chairman Board of Trustees. 6-4-10-11
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