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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 10, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 34
CORVALLI5, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 1809
PRICE. FiVE CENTS
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ELLSWORTH W. R. D.
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OREGON CONGRESSMAN WORKING
HOPES TO RAVE SURVEY Ml
The Representative From This District
is Using His Influence as a Member
cf the Committee on Agriculture to
Return Forest Reserve. Lands.
Hon. Willis C. Hawley, the member
of Congress from this District, is again
showing that he is a staunch friend of
the people by urging that all lands suit
able for homesteads, now included in
the Forest Reserves, should be returned
to the public domain. He isnow work
ing to have the necessary surveys com
pleted as soon as possible and the fol
lowing letter to the Secretary of Agri
culture, and the reply of that official
show the deep interest he is taking in
the matter :
"May 28, 1909.
"Honorable James Wilson, ,
Secretary f Agriculture.
My Dear Sir:
"During recent years there have been
somewhat extensive additions to the
National Forest areas in Oregon. The
insertion of the provision in the Agri
cultural Appropriation Act of March 4,
1907, led, I understand, to the addition
of considerable areas, just prior to the
approval of the bill, which areas appear
to have been quickly determined upon.
"Because or this there have be&n in
cluded in the . National Forests in Ore
.gon not only agiiiauhural and grazing
lands, and lands with but little forest
, on them, but alsojunds that were pat
ented and that had been settled , for
"The purpose of this letter js to re
spectfully inquire whether all or any of
the areas now included . in the .National
Forests in Oregon were, prior to their
inclusion, examined, or surveyed, and
the lands included in the National For
ests classified as agricultural, grazing
timber, etc., .as shown by the .records
of your Department. If they were not
so surveyed, or examined, and classified
prior to their inclusion, have they been
since for the .purpose of restoring them
to tbe public -domain for homes for the
people of the United States. Ahe lands
which are agricultural, grazing, or not
sufficiently timber as to justify. their re
tention in the National Forests in the
judgment .of the Department?
"Numerous inquiries are made of me
relative to public lands in Oregon suit-
aoie lor entry under our general laws.
Also frequent applications are made tn
me to present the claims of those who
desire to enter lands within the Na
tional Forests in Oregon which are rep
resented as agricultural lands.
"From all the information I possess,
it would appear that agricultural and
grazing lands, aggregating large
amounts, are at present included in the
National Forests in Oregon. J respect
fully suggest that if astuney, or ex
amination, were made and all lands
other .than these proper to-forest re
serves were excluded from the National
Forests in Qregon and returned to the
public domain Jor entry under our gen
eral land laws, it would result in benefit
to all concerned. For generations the
policy of our government has been tp
encourage ourjjeople to make homes
.everywhere within our boundaries, and
the result has been the incomparable
.upbuilding of jour country. ' The con
tinuation pi this jjoiicy would jiot be
(detrimental to-. our National .Forests
-Policy in any way whatever, but would
prove of great advantage to it As
Honorable Gifford Pinchot, Chief For
ester, well said in tbe hearing before
the House Committee on Agriculture at
the First Session of the 60th Congress,
'I think it is safe to say that we haye
no such uniform set of friends any
where as the men who are living inside
. the boundaries of these (National) For-
"I earnestly desire that all lands not
to be finally included in the National
Forests in Oregon should be restored to
the public domain for homes for our'
people in accordance with the imme
morial practice of this government.
"With best wishes, I am, '
Very Respectfully Yours." 5
- (Signed) W. C. Hawley.
"Department of Agriculture, Office
G. A. R. EXPRESSES PLEASURE FOR
Cdrvallis Retail Merchants' Association
Receives Thanks From Assistant Ad
jutant General for the Kind Treat
ment Accorded Veterans Here.
That the reception and entertainment
accorded the G. A. R. veterans while
they Were here during the recent en-,
campment was fully appreciated .is
borne out by the following letter of
thanks from the Assistant Adjutant
General to the Merchants' Association
of this city:
Portland, Oregon, June 8th, 1909.
Mr. A. K. Russ, ..
Pres. Retail Grocers' Association,
. Corvallis, Oregon.
Your very kind letter of the 4th inst.
was received and read to the Twenty
eighth. Annual Encampment v theG.
A. R. just before adjournment, and by
vote of the Comrades was ordered
placed upon the minutes, and it was
made my pleasant duty to' express to
you, and the gentlemen of the Grocers'
Association, bur very high appreciation
of the kind expressions of your commu
nication, and also their grateful ac
knowledgements of the kind treatment
received by us from the citizens of your
fair city, without exception. I have
yet to hear of a single unpleasant inci
dent, such as in many cases mars the
enjoyableness of such occasions.
We certainly ifeel, gratified., at :your
kind invitation to visit ' you again at
some future time, and I am ahk .tn n
sure you that every corrixade present at
the session of 1309, will be more than
pleased to come again.
Thanking you again "and again for
your kindness to us, lam,
Very Respectfully Yours,
. ' C. A. Williams,
Assistant Adjutant General Depart
ment .of Oregon, G. A. R.
Mies Cleo Willbanks was given a de
lightful surprise party at her home on
Saturday evening, May 29th, in honor
of her graduation from the eighth grade.
The .party was directed by Ada Cowles
and Florence Walker. Games were play
ed, refreshments served and all present
had a fine ,time. Those present were'
Ada Cowies, Florence and Grace Walk
er, ffie, Bessie and Nina Smith, Edna
Davis, Bertie McGilvery, Annie Paul
son, Jane, Bessie and May Cardwell
and .Mrs. Maude Hamlin and Messers.
Dana Bell, JJick Smith, Winford Dee,
Albert Walker, Roger Hamlin, Harlan
and -Ralph Harris and Paul Paulson.
Rev. George E. McDonald, who re
signed his position two wears aeo aa
joint pastor if the United Brethren and
Congregational churches oaf Eugene to
take a three jrears' course in the U. B.
Seminary at Dayton, Ohio, has returned
to Oregon and will spend the summer
with relatives in Corvallis .and Philo
math. His many friends wiU.be pleased
to kno.w that Jie- has returned to the
Oregon conference. '
of the Secretary, - ,
Washington, D. C, May &9, 1909.
Hon. W. C. Hawley,
House of Representatives.
Dear Sir: '
"I liave the honor to acknowledge re
ceipt of your letter .of .May 28th, in re
lation to lands, probably agricultural in
character, which hawe been, included
within the National Forests in the
State, of Oregon. , . ,
"I am now having a survey made of
the forests with a view .to ascertaining
the facts in this very ' connection, and
if we find that consideraMe areas have
been included .that are more suitable
tor tarms and are not watersheds thai
should be reforested, the intention is to
have them turned back to the public
domain, a am going out myeelf, this
summer, to the mountain states, to in
quire into this question.
Very Truly Yours,
(Signed) James Wilson,
' " ' Secretary.
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month.
NEXT LARGEST IN THE STATE
Corvallis Has a Most Efficient Organi
zation, No. 7 Being Second in Point
of Membership in Oregon. Honofr
Conferred oa Corps by Convention!
The press correspondent of Ellsworth
Woman's Relief Corps, No. 7, sends the
Gazette the following interesting com
munication: ' - n
Ellsworth W. R. C. No. 7. of Corral ''
lis, exemplified its floor work before
the Convention delegates, Friday after
noon at the City Hall.
This Corps has one hundred members
in good standing, the next to the larg
est Corps in the state. The George
Wright Corps is the largest. '
The Corps was much praised for its
almost perfect work.
Among the officers who commanded
the work were : Mrs. Jennie Higgins,
Past Dep't. President, and Mrs. Mary
Chamberlain, Dep't. President.
Mesdames Kemp and Severance, who
were former members of this Corps,
were proud to say that they were once
associated with Ellsworth.
Several nf V.llA Hfilofraiaa nuva . t
talks for the good of the order. Of
the members to give talks were Mes-1
dame's Dedrick, Bullis. and Reed. Mrs 1
Reed is the oldest and most loyal mem
ber. - ;
Mrs. John Young carries the: banne
aS She ifl f.h nnlv Phartai. ni.mkA' r. :"
Very interesting remarks wese made
by Mrs. Clara M. Davis and an interest
ing letter was read by the Secretary
from Mrs. iV W. Holmes. The lady in
question, was seized with homesickness
and came to hear the letter read.
Ellsworth Corps wishes to thank the
Delegates in electing its efficient secre
tary to the high position of Dept. Sen-
n oi uepi. en
She has served
ion Vice President
the Corps for fourteen consecutive
years. Many were the congratulations
extended,' ' '
All the members were much pleased
have with them a sister who has been
to have with them a sister who has been
in poor health for the past year" and a
half, Mrs. A. E. Wilkins. : .
On Friday evening Ellsworth Corps
entertained the delegates of the G. A.
R. and W.. B. C. in the Methodist Church
After asocial time all repaired to the
basement and were served ice cream
and cake. An enjoyable time is report
On Wednesday, June 2, 1909, at the
home of Ed. Williams, father of the
bride, occured the wedding of Wanren
C. McWilliams, of Portland, and Inez
L. Williams, of Bellfountain. The imr
mediate .families of both bride and
groom were present.
At noon Mrs. Waltz sang "O Promise
Me," and then played the Wedding
March and the bride and groom, look
ing their best, and attended by Frank
Williams, brother of the bride, and
Miss McWilliams, sister of the groom,
entered. In a .short ceremony M. M.
Waltz joined this couple in matrimony.
The bride will be jremembered by many '.
as theQueen of the W. O. W Carnival
held at Corvallis a few years ago. She
is a Benton County girl of lovable char
acter and attainments.
The groom has been for several years
in the employ of the Meier and Frank
Company, of Portland, and has been
recently promoted to a still more trust
ed position with them. He is an en
thusiastic member of the Elks and in
recognition of this, Ed. Williams, spreart
a magnificent rug of elk skin on the
floor and on this the couple stood to be.
- After a royal feast and amid a show-
of rice, the happy couple atarted for
their future home in Portlaud.
Miss Myrtle Spauldinff left Tae.dav
for Portland where she attended the
Rose Fair and will remiin to spenl the j
sum Bar. .. - ' . 1
THE OREGON SENATOR APPEARS
IN HIGH FAVOR
PLAYS GOLF WITH PRESIDENT
Belief is Expressed by Leading Pol
iticians that Bourne Will Become
the Lodge of This Administration
He Being Very Close To Taft.
The Washington News has the fol
lowing interesting story of the very
cordial relations existing between Sen
ator Bourne and President Taft :
- "Johnathan Bourne, jr., Senator from
Oregon, is in President Taft's golf cab
inet. No further doubt exists as to this
proposition.. When the tennis cabinet
or the Roosevelt regime made its exit
an.d the golf cabinet began to form,
there was much question whether Sen
ator Bourne would be one of the elect,
but he is one of that number. He has
played golf with the President at least
three times in the last week and ap
pears to be in high favor at the White
House. Some, indeed there are who
expect Bourne to be the Lodge of this
Administration, just as the senior Sen
ator from Massachusetts was . the par
ticular mouthpiece of the Administra
tion at the Capitol in the Roosevelt
ireign The dose1 relations between
Bourne and the President are the more
remarkable, as it was the Oregon Sen
atbr who was loudest and longest in his
advocacy ol the "second elective term. "
President Taft apparently; feels J;hat
i f acevet Bourne . did in that line did
-i;..l it is Dossiblc that ne susnecSs thai-.
it helped them. At any rate, Bourne
has been forgiven for any lapses he
may have had in the past and is every
where getting credit for being ex
tremely close to the Chief Executive!"
Let Others Know.
Booster WaprronerJ nf t.Tm nnKlini-fw
, . -o. , i
I department of the Commercial Cluo,
TeOUeStS all Tiersons rorrpsnrnrlinfr
friends abroad to call at Allen's drug
store for pamphlets and papers to send
thelr letters- In this way it is
hoPed to Set the published matter in
the hands of those who would most
likely be interested in this section, r
, Fred R. Posey has gone east to settle
up his business affairs and will return in
the near future to locate permanently
in this section of the valley.
QUEEN QUALITY SHOES
New Oxford Styles
yvtw SELF-REDUCING '
A A- r r
Just received, a new
tailored soits in blue, the
summer color, Panamas
made with long coats,
buttons. Juct tbe thing for
OAC LADS SHOW UP IN GOCD
FORM AT SEATTLE.
BAND ENTERTAINS BIG CROWD
Regular Army Officers Witness the
Boys at Evolutions and Say They
Compare Most Favorably With Old
Soldiers 444 Men in Camp.
A special from Seattle says that one
hundred and fifty more cadets from the
Oregon Agricultural College arrived at
the Exposition Tuesday morning and
went into camp on the State University
campus outside the Exposition grounds.
The corps numbers 444 men, under the
command of Captain U. G. McAlexand
er, U. S. A.
The same afternoon the OAC lads
made their first appearance in public,
when the military band entertained a
large audience at the New York build
ing. The regiment paraded the Expo
sition grounds in the afternoon and at
4 o'clock gave a dress parade and drill
in the Stadium. .
The appearance of the cadets was
watched with great interest by numbers
of soldiers and sailors, as well as offi
cers of the various infantry and cavalry
forces now there, and the Oregon lads
won great praise from all. In general
appearance they size up well with even,'
the more experienced and older soldiers.
They paraded daily until today, when
they left for Portland to be present at
the Rose Carnival.
.. - i ,
meeting of th Coos
County Chamber of Commerce it was
decided to proceed at once with the Dub-
I'lication of the booklets advertising Coos
County at the A. -Y. -P. Fair, and the
printing committee was instructed to
hurry the work as rapidly as possible,
so that the pamphlets will be in readi
ness to accompany the exhibit which
the county is preparing to put in. The
proposition of an all theyear round
wagon road to Roseburg was also dis
' cussed, and a committee was appointed
to investigate the conditions and report
on the most feasible route. The coun
try has promised to take up the propo
sition and push it to completion. It is
! also thought that Douglas County and
I Roseburg will help out in the work.
A definite good-roads campaign will be
begun in this county from now on, and
it is hoped many new roads will be constructed.
We are just in receipt of a
shipment of all styles of Nemo
Corsets, to fit all figures. These
corsets are so well known we
can not say more for them but
I 'Sizes'-of. Every
let of ladies'
CONTEST WILL BEGIN NEXT MON
DAY, JUNE 14
PEOPLE TO DECIDE QUESTION
Some Corvallis Maiden Will Be Select
ed to Reign Over the Coming Inde
pendence Day Festivities and Grace
the Gorgeous Float.
The people of Corvallis and Benton
county will be given an opportunity to
say who shall be crowned Goddess of
Liberty for the Fourth of July festivi
ties by voting their choice for some
pretty maiden to grace the gorgeous
float that will lead the grand parade.
For this purpose a contest will begin
Monday, June 14, at the Times office
and everybody can vote early and often
for their favorite by paying one cent
for each vote cast, the fund thus pro
vided to be used in getting the float.
This contest will last a couple of
weeks and during that time there should
be a big expression of popular opinion.
The various committees are hard at
work arranging for the celebration and
some novel features are being secured
for the event.
Big High School
At Junction City
The closing exercises of the Junction
City public school were held Friday
nifhfc at the. Onem TTnnaa Tk..no
ful in: the history of the school. under
the supervision of Sunerintemient A. K.
jMickey. The standard of the work
done is ot the highest class. There
were 22 graduates this year. The school
board, recognizing the splendid work of
Superintendent A. K. Mickey and his
associates, engaged the old teachers as
following: A. K. Mickey,' superinten
dent; P. E. Baker, assistant superinten
dent; Miss Nelly Colby, Miss Jessica
ursweil, IVliss .Maud Hays. New teach
ers are Miss Minnie Chapman, Miss
Edith Orswell, Miss Mary Murdock, and
two vacancies yet to be filled. ,
A petition is being circulated asking
for the consolidating of the six school
districts adjoining town with the Junc
tion district, and to build a $25,000 high
school building. It is thought the con
solidation will carry.
The Daily "Gazette, 50e per month. .
June Styles Here
n405 """ Relief Bands ' f$
Latest styles in tan oxfords just re
ceived. Fifth Avenue last, short vamp,
new color of Russia calf and tan vici.
.$2.50 to $3.50