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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 14, 1909)
VOL I. NO. 37
CORVALL1S, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, JUNE 14, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BIG DEMAND FOR
AT OPERA HOUSE
PLACE AT IE'
EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATES HOLD
SPLENDID PROGRAM IS GIVEN
Large Gass Assembled at the Opera
House Saturday Night to Conclude
the School Year With Appropriate
Observance of the Event
EASTERN BUYERS ARE LOOKING
DESIRABLE TRACTS SOQN SOLD
Heavy Immigration of Practical Farm
ers and Fruitgrowers Has - Caused a
Marked Advance in Value of Orchard
Lands all Over the State.
Professor A. N. Fulkerson, whose
term as principal of the Corvallis City
schools has ended with the close of the
present school year, much to the regret
of many vwarm friends of his in this
city, cannot but be gratified over the
practical results of his administration,
as exemplified in the class of 78 eighth
grade graduates who assembled at the
-opera house Saturday night to receive
their well-earned diplomas, this large
class being a living illustration of the
excellent training given its members by
Prof. Fulkerson and the capable assist
ants, who have so ably instructed the
The exercises were most interesting
and were thoroughly enjoyed1 by an
audience that crowded the opera house
to the doors.
- The following program furnished a
long round of enjoyment:
Invocation - Rev. D. H. Leech
Cornet Solo .. Everett Moses
Salutatory . Ida Billings
Transferring f the Mantle.
of Supremacy '..
Eay Price, Eighth A.
Olive Adams, Eighth B.
Gladys Rice, Evelyn Cathey
Presentation of Class Medals....... .
" --Principal, A. N. Fulkerson
Recitation.- ....George Cummings
Admission of Class to High School
Ferd Cate, President C. H. S.
T. Morris, V. P. 8th Grade Class
Pantomine The Bridge
Eighth Grade Girls
Miss Lena Tartar, soloist
Class Will Rolland Dobell
Valedictory Elsie Fisher
Presentation of Diplomas .
Superintendent H. L. Mack
ClasB Song ; '
School Bonds Bring
CHARMING COMIC OPERA BY OAC
CAST IS CAREFULLY CHOSEN
The College School of Music Will Pre
sent Gilbert and Sullivan's Catchy
Japanese Skit With Strong Title
Roles and Splendid Chorus.
The Board of Education of School
District If o. 9 met Saturday afternoon
to consider the bids which had been
Submitted for the purchase of the $30,
000 High School bond issue.
These bonds run for a period of 20
years at five per cent interest and there
were three bids for them as follows:
McCayes Co., Bankers, Chicago, of
fered a premium of $600; Cutler, Waller
& May, of Chicago, were willing to pay
.$456 premium, while Morris Bros., of
Portland, went as high as $900 premium
And their bid was accepted. -
The evident desire of these repre
sentative bankers to secure the bonds
shows that they have every confidence
' in the stability of Corvallis. Now that
the money is assured, the board, will at
once begin the construction of the new
High School building.
Corvallis Being Heard From
Geo. Waggoner, manager of the pub
licity department of the Corvallis Com
mercial Club, is making good as a boost
er, doing splendid work. Mr. Waggon
er is a trenchant writer, and in the
Times has an extensive article on the
resources and advantages of Benton
county, with illustrations, that confer
credit at the right spot. Corvallis is
being heard from. Albany Democrat
Mr. Kirkland, of Albany, was a Cor
vallis visitor Saturday.
Mark Rickard witnessed the automo
bile races in Portland Saturday. 2
George Davis, of Sylvester, has re
turned to his home after a visit here to
his uncle, T. G. Davis.
Bonnville's Western Monthly for June
contains a well written and handsomely
. illustrated article on the ''Work of the
Oregon Agricultural College." The
article was prepared by Prof. F. Berch
- told and is an excellent description of
the influence which the college is exert
ing upon the youth of the state. :
The following article in Sunday's Ore-
gonian on the big demand for orchard
lands in Oregon consequent upon the
recent heavy immigration of practical
farmers and fruitgrowers applies with
equal force to Benton county, where
many good sales have lately been made
to parties who have selected lands in
this section in preference to any other
part of the state:
Orchard lands that is,, lands capable
of bearing fruits, nuts or vines, are ad
vancing in value all over the state as a
result of the heavy immigration of
practical farmers and fruitgrowers from
the East and elsewhere within the past
three years. No section of the state is
remote' enough to escape the increase
in prices, and none are so far from rail
roads or navigable rivers as not to have
become an object of earnest search on
the part of the newcomers. Portland
has become a headquarters for the sale
of these lands and a number of offices
have been opened in the large buildings
downtown, where the product of the
orchards already ; bearing fruit can be
seen.1. . .-....
"Lands that were a drug on the mar
ket a few years ago, at $30 an acre,
are now selling rapidly at from $100 to
$250," said Publicity. Manager Colt, of
the Roseburg Commercial Club, last
week. "Douglas County has become
known abroad as a fruitgrowing region
and the products ot its orchards are in
evidence in the markets of the world.
"It only takes a few years for a fruit
or nut orchard to bear and become a
paying institution. Apples will begin
to pay at the end of four years from
the time the two-year-old trees were
set out, and the English walnut begins
to yield handsomely within eight years.
While the trees are growing the land
between the rows may be utilized for
other products which can be sold at a
good profit, so there is no risk in going
into the fruit or nut business in Dougl:
LCounty. Land is cheap yet, compared
to the prices that will be asked when
the trees have begun to bear."
Of course everybody in Corvallis will
be at the opera house tonight to enjoy
the Mikado, which is to be presented as
one of the leading features of the OAC
commencement week by the College
School of Music. .
The preparations for this
event have been carefully directed, the
principal characters in the cast being
talented singers and capable actors,
while the chorus is composed of all
There has been an exceptionally large
advance sale of seats and : those who
have not secured their reserves will be
likely to regret their delay, as standing
room promises to be at a premium. -V
The cast is as follows: : . 1
Mikado .......Mr. N. R. Moore
Yum-Yum .........Miss Cleo Johnson
Nanki-Poo Mr. Jack Porter
Katjsha .........Miss Lulu Spangler
Ko-Ko Mr. William Y. Farnsworth
Poo-Bab. .....Mr. Ray Palmer Tracy
Pish-Tush .....i.Mr. Collie Cathey
Peep-Bo..... ...Miss Esther Johnson
Pitti-Sing... .....4...i.Mi8S Ruth Smith
Prof.- William Frederic tlaskms.-dP
There will be a special meeting of the
executive committee of the Corvallis
Commercial Club tomorrow, Tuesday
afternoon, at five o'clock to consider
definite proposition that, has been
submitted by Messrs Gerlinger
McCready, of Falls City, looking
the purchase of a site for the new saw
mill which these men propose putting
The matter will be gone into care
fully, it being the general desire to
secure this big industry if it is possibl
to do so, and the executivs committee
will either act on the proposition or
appoint a subcommittee to see that it
has prompt attention.
Miss Hazel Hemenway, of Cottage ,
Grove, is the guest of Mrs. E. S. HalL
Prof. Collins, principal of the Philo
math public school, is a business visitor
in the city today.
The city council will meet tonight and
Mayor Watters will announce his com
mittees for the various public depart
, Horace Kerr, who has been at New
port recuperating after a severe spell
of sickness, has returned much im
proved in health.
Mrs. C. H. Felton and Mrs. ; George
Brown and little daughter went to Sa
lem today to be at the bedside of Mrs.
Henry Felton, who will i undergo an
operation in that city tomorrow. V.
A fine new bungalow will be built at
the corner of Van Buren and Seventh
streets by Carl Troxell and Roy Qrtell
for W. A. Bates: '
OREGON PIONEERS HAD A GOOD
DEED SITE OF AN OLD CAIRN
COLLEGE SUNDAY WAS MOST AP
OAC MADE FAIR RECORD AT SE
Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting of
Early Settlers Was Greatly Enjoyed
by Over 1200 Members and Fine
Program Was Given.
Robinson Boone, stage
Race Meet Ends
The theee days meet of the Corvallis
Driving Club Association ended Satur
day afternoon with four rattling fast
events. -. . ; -
inrougnout tne meet there were
speedy exhibitions and a large attend
ance, with expression of satisfaction
from horsemen and public alike, which
all goes to show that such sport is ap
The first event Saturday was a 58
mile running dash and was won by Card-
well and. Heaver's "Councillor," the
time not being given. ' . '
In the second event, an extra match
race of 14 mile was substituted for
the mile and was won by "Nugget" i
William Percival's "St Salvinia
covered the 38 mile dash in the third
event in 55 seconds.
''King Kohr" another of Cardwell
and Heaver's steppers carried off the
nonors in tne concluding race, a one-
mile running dash, in 1:525.
The committee having charge of the
meet feel greatly pleased over the suc
cess attending this first speed exhibi
tion and will probably arrange for a
fall meet later on.
ELOQUENT ADDRESS DELIVERED
Armory Was Packed With Attentive
Audience and the Exercises Were
Greatly Appreciated Special Music
, Was Pleasing Feature of Service,
Oregon Pioneers wound up their 37th
annual reunion in Portland last Saturday
by re-electing their officers and spending
the closing hours in social intercourse.
The reunion this time was pronounced
the most successful in the history of
the organization, although death has
reduced the list of membership con
siderably the past year.' The officers
re-elected are as fpllows:
"President Frederick V. Holman,
Vice-President, P. H. D'Arcy, 1857,
Salem. , ... ...
Secretary, George A. Himes, 1853,
Portland. .... ' J . , ' -
- Treasurer, Charles E. Ladd, 1853,
Directors John W. Minto,1848, Rob
ert A. Miller, 1854, and Nathan H.
Bird, 1848, all of Portland.
The presentation of a deed to the Ore
gon Historical Society of the tract of
land upon, which Lewis and Clark built
a cairn, near what is now Seaside, was
an interesting episode in the meeting
last . evening. . The presentation ' was
made by Judge Magers, and the dona
tion has been made by Mrs. Charlotte
M. Cartwright, a pioneer of 1845.
President F. V. Holman of the Histori
cal Society thanked the donor on behalf
of his organization.
Robert A. Miller was chairman of
the social meeting, at which several
five-minute talks, detailing pioneer
experences, were given by Judge J. C.
Moreland, F. M. Carter, of Lincoln
County; Nathan H. Bird, Judge M. C.
George, Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway
and others. Several old-time songs
were given by the quartet choir of the
First Congregational church, consisting
of .Mrs. May Dearborn Schwab, Miss
Petronella Connolly, Dr. George Ainslie
and Stuart McGuire, with Miss Eliza
beth Sawyers, accompanist. . Mrs. Min
nie Miriam Rasmus read Sam: L. Simp
son's "Campfires of the Pioneers,"
and Mrs. S. J. Anderson, a pioneer of
1847, played "Arkansas Traveler" as
a violin solo.
The Baccalaureate Service, or College
Sunday at OAC yesterday was one of
the most interesting and impressive
service ever held at the college and
was enjoyed to the utmost by an appre
ciative audience that packed the Arm
ory to the doors and filled even the
platform to overflowing, so intent were
the college and town people upon par
ticipating in the occassion.
Dr. Luther R. Dyott, of Portland,
had been selected to deliver the Bacca
laureate address and his eloquent trib
ute to thei uplifting, refining and civil
izing influences of education and Christ
ianity were fully appreciated and made
a deep impression upon the vast audi
A very pleasing feature of the ser
vice was the music which had been pre
pared under the direction of Professor
Gaskins, the solo,duo and choral selec
tions being of the highest order and
given with that prefection which always
marks the work of so capable a master
as Professor Gaskins has proven to be.
The jorder of exercises at the morn
ing service was as follows:
Invocatiori:.:....V....Rev. D. H." Leech
'Alleluia, Song of Gladness" Guilmont
THE CHOIR ;
WASHINGTON STATE WINNER
The Conference College Track and
Field Contest at A.-Y.-P. Satur&y
Resulted in Pullman Winning Over
OAC by a Score of 63 to 32.
Washington State College won the
Northwestern Intercollegiate track and
field meet held in the stadium at the
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Satur
day afternoon, with a score of 63 points.
against 32 points made by the team
from the Oregon Agricultural College.
Whitman College was third with 18
points, University of Idaho fourth with.
13, and University of Washington fifth
with 5 points.
In the two-mile event, Hunting, of
OAC, mistaking the seventh lap for the
last, made a marvelous sprint, coming
up from the rear of the field to a close
second, only to drop out of the race, ex
hausted, when he learned his mistake.
The Idaho team withdrew from the re
lay race and the judges awarded the
event to Washington State College, the
only other entry, bringing its total
score up from 58 to 63.
OAC won the 12-yard high hurdles,
220-yard low hurdles, shot put and the
hammer throw. .
County- Divided ,
Because Albany citizens have orga-
Scripture Reading Rev. D. H. Leech j nized a rival fair association, Editor
Dugger, of the Santiam News, is up in
arms and openly declares in favor of a
new county, with Scio as the county
seat. This he proposes to promote and
thus divide old Linn, making another
county out of all that portion called the
forks of the Santiam and lying east of
the river. The majority of the electors
laugh at the threats thus made to di
vide the .county, and feel if a vote of
tne county couia aeciae it wouia De de
feated most decisively. Considering
that the state votes on the question
makes it a possibility.
The Daily Gazette, 50c per month.
"Ave Marie" Luzzi
. . Genevieve Baum-Gaskins
Prayer......... .Rev. Evan P. Hughes
"Praise the Lord".. Minshall
Address Dr. Luther R. Dyatt
"Hark, Hark My Soul" Shelley
Mrs. Gaskins ' .
William Frederic Gaskins
Benediction Rev. H. H, Hubble
The following letters remain uncalled
for in the Corvallis, Oregon, postoffice .
for the week ending June 30, 1909:
T. E. Beardsley, W. A. Beach, Cerro
Gordo Lbr. Co., Fred L. Draper, Geo.
Larkens, Mrs. C. J. Miller, Mrs. L. C.
Munsey, Mrs. Ada Rowe.
B. W. Johnson, P. M.
Misses Teressa McDonald and Audrey
Close came in from Philomath today to'
oftand a fnmmciTW0mpnt PYPrp.lRes at
OAC and visit friends in this city.
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month.. ,
QUEEN QUALITY SHOES
New Oxford Styles
June Styles Here
Married In Missouri
Early laat spring Mrs. Annie Locke
went back to Forest Green, Missouri,
on a visit. She returned to Corvallis a
few weeks ago as Mrs. Frank Meyer,
having been married while away. The
story is happly told by one of the local
papers back there, as follows:
"Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meyer are here
visiting relatives " and friends. Mrs;
Meyer; was formally Mrs. Annie E.
Locke of Corvallis, Oregon, and a sister
to W. W. Sinnet and H. K. Watson,
who was called to Glasgow, Mo., last
February to attend her sick mother,
Mrs. M.' C. Watson" who visited her
son's here last harvest. While visiting
at Glaserow Mrs. Locke met Frank
Meyer of Amarillo Texas, and a friend
and schoolmate of by-gone days; and on
Tuesday, May 18, at high noon, they
were married at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Wright the bride's sister
and boarded the 2 o'clock train for
Kansas City where they visited relatives
a few days and accompanied their
nephew, A. F. Sinnet, home and are
spending their honeymooa .at-the White
Bluff Ranch.-; They will sojourn in the
near future to their Oregon home."
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