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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 24, 1909)
VOL. I. ' NO. 46
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER SUB
MIT REPORT FOR 1908
SAFTEY COST SIX MILLIONS
The People of Oregon Daring Last
Year Gave up $5.SG0, 107 (or Insur
ance of Life and Property Which
Less Than For Previous Two Years-
resources are fittingly revealed in the
various displays in the building, and
this big exhibit is easily ene of the
features of the exposition.
"Visitors are entertained every day
by a programme which includes alter
nating moving pictures and orchestra
concerts. Beginning at 1:15 each
afternoon moving pictures and colored
slides are shown, the subjects dealing
with Oregon. The pictures continue 20
minutes and then follows a concert of
20 minutes duration. This alternating
programme continues until night.
"I expect a tremendous turnout of
Oregon people for Oregon day, July 9,"
added Mr. Wehrung. "Oregon is al
ready sending 'visitors in large numbers.
Portland daywill be another big event
at the fair. The programme for the
two days will be out soon. "
A HANDSOME PICTURE
AN EXTRA FARE IS EXACTED TO
REACH THIS CITY.
THROUGH TICKETS DjSM0RE!
The people of the State of Oregon
paid out a total of $5,960,107 in prem
iums for insurance of different classes
Nolan & Son Are Exhibiting Home
Hart, Schaffner & Marx
The very handsome picture of Hart,
Schaffner & Marx' magnificent new
upon life and property during the ' year building, now in process of construction
ending December 31,1908. as shown by
the first annual report issued by In
surance Commissioner S. A. Koser late
Monday afternoon. The total amount
of premiums returned by reason of
cancellation of policies, etc., during the
same period was $972,690. Losses paid
by insurance companies were $1,985,
938, and the net premiums upon which
the state collected taxes from the in
surance companies amounted to $2,901,
400. The total amount of revenue received
by the state from insurance companies
for the year ending December 31, 1908,
from licenses, fees, etc., was $12,528,
and from taxes on net premiums col
lected $55,837, making the grand total
of revenues collected by the state $68,
365. This amount is less by over $300
than the amount collected tor the year
1906. $88:673, and over $4000 less than
the amount collected for the year 1907,
which was $72,bUU,. ThisJalUng ott in
revenues is accounted for by Commiss
ioner Koser by the unsettled . condition
of the money market during' the latter
part of 'the year 1906 ancHhe "early part
of 1907, which made itself felt by the
insurance companies last year, and be
cause of the unusually heavy losses
paid by the fire insurance companies of
the state last year, which, being de
ducted from the gross premiums re
ceived, reduced the net premium ac
Since Marce 1, or since the new . law
' j . ne j. : . i u d.
weni mio, euect repeauug me tuu act
requiring insurance companies to make
a cash depost of $50,000 and $25,000,
. in proportion to the amount of capital
.stock involved before . being permitted
to do business in the state, and admit
ting companies into the state upon the
Jihnfi: of a satisfactory surety bond m
lieu of the cash deposit, 13 fire and ma
rine insurance companies, tour lite in-
surance companias and six surety com
panies have been admitted and are do
ing business in the state. Out of the
59 fire insurance companies which were
doing business in the state under the
old law only two have signified the
intention of depositing cash securities,
as crovided by the previous law, and
the balance have withdrawn their de
posits and substituted surety bonds as
security. Under the new law surety
companies are not required to furnish
any xiiuu. vi ocvuliuj
The life risks written in 1908 totaled
$11,766,391, and the fire risks $136,515,-
933. The marine risks were $17,493,
in Chicago, is being exhibited m the
window of J. M. Nolan and Son on
Second street, and is attracting much
This building will in some respects
be the most remarkable of the kind in
the country, not in height and space,
although it will be 13 stories and will
afford a floor space equivalent to eight
acres, but in beauty and convience.
The floors on which clothing will be
carried are to be absolutely dustproof,
This is accomplished by sealing all win
dows and passing the air through water
before it enters the room. A ventilat
ing system of the same kind will be
provide for the health of the employes,
A refrigerating system will cool the air
and sternze and cool the drinking wa
There will be pneumatic tubes for send
ing by compressed air from one part of
the house to another, spiral chutes,
nine feet in diameter, from the top
story to the basement, for dispatching
shipments, both freight and express
automatic five alarms and sprinklers,
and "other mcWerit equipments. . .
The" building will contain-"only "the
offices,, stock floors and cutting room;
no manfacturing will "be carried on
there, but will be done in other ; large
buildings located in different parts of
The new building is in the heart of
the business district of Chicago, and
when completed will be accessible to
those who wish to visit it as one of the
interesting points in the city.
The store of Nolan & Son is the home
of Hart, Schaffner & Marx in this city.
PUBLIC !S HELD UP
AH Passengers Coming to Corvallis Via
the East Side are Compelled to Pay
Additional Tribute to Ride on the C.
& E. Railroad.
An Attractive Envelope.
Heckart Gets Another Contract."
Booster "Waggoner has prepared an
attractive envelope for publicity pur- !
poses that is sure to make a hit wher-'
ever it goes. The design is a large
heart, with the words "Corvallis, Heart
of the Valley," around the outer edge,
the cut being printed in orange while
the letters show up boldly in white. It
is the intention of Mr. Waggoner to get
the local business houses, and all who
have outside correspondence, to use
these envelopes, so that the catch
phrase may become known far and wide.
Albany Cannery Starts
The new Albany cannery, under the
ownership of Moore & Son, started on
its first season's work Tuesday with
the canning of strawberries. The new
cannery, has a capacity for 100 people,
and will be one of Albany's leading in
dustries during the fruit season.
The building committee for Eugene's
big $100,000 I o el opened bids that were
received on Monday afternoon and the
contracts were let Tuesday morning for
the principal parts of the work. W O
Heckart being the lowest bidder for lum
ber, labor etc., was given the contract.
Feature of Fair
Oregon, s superb exhibit at the A-Y-P
Exposition is attracting visitors in such
numbers as to tax the capacity of the
bitr Oreeon building at all hours. This
is the report of W. H. Wehrung, presi
dent of the Oregon Commission, who
arrived from Seattle yesterday to
spend a few days in Portland perfect
ins arrangements for Portland and
Oregon days at the exposition.
"The Oregon building is thronged
with visitors at all times." said Mr.
wehrung. The exhioits awaken a
wonderful enthusiasm among visitors
from all sections of the country, and
particulary from the East. Oregon's
Chas. Hanson, of this city, has secur
ed letters patent on a carpenter's rule
which is so constructed that a part of
I it may be used as a protector for the
finger or hand when using the rule as a
gauge. The device is a narrow slot
with grooves in its sides, which may be
slided toward either end and it is in
tended to serve as a rubbing block be
tween the finger and hand.
Mrs. F. P. Close and daughter Miss
Audrey, left this morning for their home
in Eugene, after a two week's visit to
Mrs. E. R. Hollister and family and
to Miss Margaret Fowells in this city.
and also with friends at Philomath.
The Albany Herald says Corvallis
will have a rousing celebration on Mon
day, July 5. Over $1500 has been raised
by the business men for the occasion.
As Lew Deckstader used to say: "and
dat's no lie."
For some considerable time the people
of Corvallis have been wondering
whether this city was on the railroad
map of Oregon, so far as the Southern
Pacific Company was concerned, and
also whether the Corvallis & Eastern
really a branch of the Harriman
system, or merely a jerkwater line kept
going by somebody for the sole purpose
of gobbling an extra half-dollar . from
every person having occasion to come
to or depart from this point.
The vexed question has not yet been
settled and probably will not be untiL
there is a general complaint filed with
the State Railroad Commission against
what appears to be a most unjust dis
crimination, and this complaint backed
up by a unanimous demand for fair
treatment in the matter of through
Travelers coming to Corvallis by way:
of the East side even though they may
have hought their tickets right through
to this city, are now humiliated by hay
ing their transportation taken ' from
them before reaching Albany and then
given the alternative of paying another
fifty cents for the privilege of riding
over here on the C. & E. from Albany
or walking, when, by every known rule
of railroading their tickets should enti
file iemocontfnu'ous ''passage to
point of destination. - - " -
This is not merely an occasional hap
pening; else it might be charged to a
misconstruction of orders on the part of
conductors, but it appears to be the
regular rule of the road.
Last week parties going from here to
attend the Masonic Grand Lodge at
Portland, bought tickets from Corvallis
to Portland byway of east side and
took receipts in order to secure the re
bate on the homeward trip and although
the receipt was properly presented and
the homeward ticket sold at the Union
Depot read to Corvallis they were taken
up before reaching Albany on the return
passage and the holders were obliged to
pay the regular local fare from Albany
here, all protests being unavailing.
, The same treatment is accorded hold
ers of coupon tickets from far eastern
and middle western points. . One in
stance is known of a ticket having been
purchased in Kansas City, through to
jCorvallis, . plainly reading "via East
Side," which was thus taken up on the
other side of Albany and the passenger
euchred out of a half dollar before he
There is very little use in the Com
mercial Club spending money to get
people to come to this city and county,
if such a condition is permitted to con
tinue. Either Corvallis has some rights
which even the Southern Pacific system
is bound to respect, or it has not If
so, the present discrimination should
cease mighty quick. If not, unanimous
effort should be , made to right the
wrong. - , "
The Southern Pacific company will
probably ask: . "What are you going to
do about it?" Well in the words of
Kipling: "That's another story. ':
I William S. Gilbert and wife to E. F.
Pernot, lots 5 and 8, block 4. Wilkin's
addition to Corvallis. $10. -
block "E" Avery's addition to Cor
vallis, $10. :
W. J. Steele to George W. Humphrey
lots 7 and 8, block "G" Avery's addi
tion to Corvallis, $10.
Maggie Weigand to Ernest Weigand,
undivided 1-2 of lots 9 and 10, block 2,
Dixon's second addition to Corvallis $10
V. E. Waiters to M. Burnap, undivi
ded 1-2 of block 17, Wells & McElroy's
addition to Corvallis, $10.
V. E. Watters to Avery Applewhite
& White, lots 18 and 25, Pleasant View
Fruit Farms, $10. "
P. T. Starr and wife to Elmer P.
Jackson, part of block 2, Wells and
McElroy's addition to Corvallis, $10.
Elizabeth J. Wells to Willis Vidito,
lots 3 and 4, block 25, County addition,
to Corvallis, $10. '
Fred G. Blumhart to August W.
Fischer, (Executor and Manager) 7.03
acres near Corvallis, $140.
A. G. Porter to R. F. Shier, 3-4 acre
hear Corvallis, $10.
Dora Barclay and husband to Earnest
Sapp et. al. 150.66 acres in Alsea Val
..-- Elect Officers.
The sixteenth annual session of Phyth-
lan Sisters was also brought to a close
Wednesday afternoon at Pendleton. Like
the grand lodge, the organization will al
so meet in Portland next year. The fol
lowing officers were chosen: Inez R.
Chase, Coquille, grand chief: May Gevurtz
Portland, grand senior; Elizabeth Stinson
Salem; grand junior; Pearlina An.thony,
Baker City, grand manager; Nellie E. Mc-
Gowan, Medford, grand protector; Min
nie McKensie, Milton, grand yuard; Mir
iam Brooks, Portland, supreme represen
tative; Elizabeth Impre, Hillsboro, alter
nate; Mary Hogue, Klamath Falls, mis
tress o'f records and correspondence; Han
na Vincent, St. John, mistresss of finance;
Emma Snyder,. Aurora, grand .trustee.
vThe retiring grand chief was presented
with a bunch, of carnattons by her "own
subordinate temple,- with a Pythian Sister
pin and a" sorivemrspo5n' by IBe'pasf
grand chiefs and a solid silver hand mir
rorengraved with her name by the offi
cers and members of the grand temple as
CORVALLIS WILL DO THINGS UP
RIGHT THIS YEAR.
LONG DAY OF SPQBT AND FUN
Monday, July 5, to Be Observed in
This City as Anniversary of Indepen
dence Day With Splendid Program
Fixed up for Entertainment
When the band begins to play in Cor
vallis on the morning of July 5, it will
be a signal for everybody to lay aside
their blue goggles, forget their liver,
bury their indigestion and join the pro1
cession in making all the noise possible
and-getting every particle of enjoyment
out of the old fashioned observance of
Independence day which the patriotic
anniversary will warrant.
The committees have done their part
well and fixed up a program that is
crowded to the limit with sports and
fun, and they want the people to carry
it out with a whoop.
Every pessimist, and there always
are some around, should decide on this
jolly occasion to be an optimist", if only
for one day, and to realize that there is
a mighty sight -more satisfaction in
finding the doughnut than in merely
seeing the hole. ;
Corvallis is going to celebrate and
that means the biggest kind of a time,
so get out your bunting, run up your
flags, ioin in the merriment and. see to
it that everybody else is happy. Supply
the boys with firecrackers and let them
know that they are the children of the
men of '76 and that " even the lapse of
133 years cannot dim the glory of the
birthday of the - greatest nation on the
earth. , ..
Excursion to Newport.
Hops Going Higher
-, The bull movement of hops continues
active. A report from Independence is
to the effect that D.B.Taylor, who
has about 120 acres in hops, has refus
ed 14 3-4 cents for his crop. No sales
have been reported, notwithstanding
the fact that 11 cents has been offered
for 1908, and 5 and 6 for 1906 and 1907
Dr. Lowe, the well-known optician
will be at the Hotel Corvallis Monday;
June 28. ' 6-24-d-w-lt
Wanted Four experienced sales lad
ies; two clothing salesmen; two experi
enced wrappers and two cash boys.
Apply at office 9 to 10 a. m. J. M.
Nolan & Son
Will Lecture On Oregon
Frot. J . B. Jlorner, of UAC, is pre
paring a stereoptieon lecture on Oregon
literature to be given before the State
Teachers' Association at Albany at 11
a. m. on June 30, which will include all
the notable writers, such as Joaquin
Miller and especially Sam L. Simpson,
whose "Beautiful Willamette" was
written at Corvallis. The lecture will
be of great interest and will secure a
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Summer Season Affects Transactions
in Land Deals.
E. S. Overman to Charles Siddings
lot 156. block 38. Brown's addition to
Philomath, $500. '
day night, en route to Harvard uni
versity, where he will take a course in
hygiene and serve as one of the in
structors in the physical education in
the university's summer school. On the
way, he will stop at New York to meet
with the national " committee of which
he is a member, for revision of the
basketball rules. The committee con
sists of nine members, and besides Pro
fessor Angell, includes representatives
from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Penn
sylvania, Chicago, Williams, Kansas
and West Point.
Director Angell will pick up every
point that can be used to advantage in
the athletic department at OAC during
the coming season. As one of the mem
bers of the national committee he oc
cupies a most prominent position in the
college athletic world and will do much
in the East to boost OAC.
Americans capitalists who have invest
ed money in British Columbia timber
lands will be interested in a report,
just received from Consul A. E. Smith
at Victoria, who writes the Department
of Commerce and Labor with reference
to the surplus remaining in the Provin
cial treasury after the adjournment of
the legislature. The assets were found -
to be nearly $1,500,000 in excess of ex
penditures. With reference to this sur
plus Mr. Smith says:
"Much of the increase in the revenue
is due to the sale of timber licenses
and royalties to American capitalists,
and perhaps one of the most important
results, of the meeting .of the legisla
ture was the announcement by the
premier that next year the government
will pass a law making the timber li
censes of the Province, in which the
Americans have invested millions, per
petual under the restrictions, instead
of expiring in 21 years, as at present.
This is very important, as it means a
large increase m the value of all tim
ber licenses issued. There is no doubt
of the passage of such a law when in
troduced by the government. .
"A law was passed at the recent ses
sion extending the time for the renewal
of., lapsed timber leases; the . law is
The Corvallis & Eastern will run an
excursion to Newport Sunday, June 27.
Train leaves Corvallis at 8 a. m., arriv
ing at Yaquina at noon. Train leaves
Yaquina for return at 6 p. m., arriving
at Corvallis at 9:50 p.m. Fare $1.50
for round trip. 6-23-4t
R. 0. LlNViLLE, Agent.
Angell Will Spend
Summer In East
Professor E. D. Angell, head of the
department of physical education at
OAC, passed through Portland last Sun-
made retroactive as far back as Nov
ember 1, -4907, but must be taken ad- '
vantage of within 60 days. Under the
law hand-loggers are no longer barred
from any crown lands, but may receive
licenses, provided applicants are voters
Silverton Has Setback
At a special city election held at
Silverton Monday the purpose of voting
on the proposed amendment of the city
charter, the proposition was def eated.
There were 61 votes in favor of the
amendment and 105 votes against.
Mrs. Greer and daughter, Miss Mary,
of Chitwood, are stopping here while
the daughter is under the care of Dr.
x July Designers and
In stock ALL SIZES
READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR
O 1 O On all Ladies' Suits-the stylish LaVogtse brand.
OpeCiai JT riCeb These goods are all this season's
. styles, strictly tailored.
$12.50 to $35.00
Ladies' lingerie dresses, kimonas and dressing sacques all SPECIALLY PRICED
Special prices on all shirt waists and muslin underwear.
clasp silk and
tan, grey and
tip. Values to
Ladies Tan Oxfords
calf , premier
lasts, dark tan,
vici kid, ideal
and turn soles. Our regular $3.00
special this week,
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