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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1909)
VOL. I. NO. 47
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CITIZENS INVITED TO MEET THE
QUESTION TO BE CONSIDERED
Committee Appointed to Make Report
on the Remonstrance of Taxpayers
Will Meet all Parties Interested This
Evening at City Hall.
present building is to undergo a com
plete overhauling and will be rebuilt on
a larger scale and more modern in ev
ery particular. The new building will
be fifty-two feet longer than the pres
ent one and the freight platform will
also be extended fifty-two feet longer
to the south. The present waiting room
will be remodeled and enlarged for a
general waiting room, while on the op
posite side of the business office will be
the ladies' waiting room, the baggage
and freight rooms to be extended furth
er south, both of which will be consid
erably enlarged, and when this building
is completed Cottage Grove will have a
depot building in keeping with the many
other substantial modern improvements
j in that city.
j The depot grounds are also to be im
I proved and beautified by the Southern
Pacific company while they have their
other improvement work under way in
that city, all of which is to be complet
ed before the fall rains come. Cottage
Grove citizens will appreciate the improvement.
TO BE PUBLISHED
SOME PORTLAND FIRM GETS THE
The question of what shall be the
width of park curbmgs in Corvallis will
be discussed this evening at the City
Hall, the committee to whom the re
monstrance was referred having called
a meeting for the purpose of hearing
expressions of public opinion on the
This is not intended as a general mass
meeting, the quarters being too limited
for that purpose, but all who are inter
ested personally in the matter are in
vited to be present and say what they
think about the matter, either for or
It is the desire of the committee to
obtain as full an idea of what the peo
ple really want as possible, so that in
submitting its report to the council next
Monday night there may be no doubt as
to how the public stands with regard to
. this question of curbing.
The meeting is called for half -past
seven o'clock, and as it is the intention
of the committee to confine the discus
sion to the one subject at issue, long
winded speeches will not be permitted,
while short, to-the-point opinions are
;' invited from interested parties.
Will Do Here
The War Department intends to
save $192,800 in the next three years
and a proportionate sum yearly
thereafter by changing the cloth of the
fatierue uniform or working clothes of
the enlisted men of the United States
Army from brown canvas to blue den
im. Hereafter the Quartermaster's
Department will issue to the troops
of the mobile army in all arms of the
service blue denim fatigue clothing.
The reason for this change is that it has
been found that blue denim in every
way is just as satisfactory as the brown
canvas, and the cost is about one-fourth
less. The supply of brown canvas uni
forms now in stock will be issued until
TIE FOR CONSIDERATION
Before the Special Election Called for
in August the People of Corvallis
Will Have an Opportunity of Inves
tigating the Proposed Charter.
A Southern Pacific railway architect
was in Cottage Grove a day or so ago
looking over the depot grounds at that
place, taking measurements and plan
ning a new commodious depot for that
place, ample for all present and near
future needs and requirements. The
Hawthorne's House Sold
The "House of Seven Gables,"
around which Nathaniel C. Hawthorne
wove: one of his best-known and most ;
-choice-? tales; "Chas- been purchased ,-by
Mrs. George E. Emerton,. and will "be
turned into a house for settlement
work. The house was built in 1662,
and originally had seven gables. In re
modeling it, 40 years ago, most of the
gables were removed and much mod
ernized, but the part where the seven
gable windows were is easily discern
able today on the inside. Its place in
American, literature made it secure
against the modern real estate dealers
as a speculative project.
Free adaption of Leo Tolstoy's powerful novel
No literary work has ever enjoyed the popularity of this masterpiece
of that celebrated Russian reformer and novelist, Count Leo Tolstoy, with
which the reading public of the entire world is familiar Many adaptations
for the stage have been made, but without question this Biograph portrayal
is one of the most intense ever given. Never was there such a sermon de
livered, nor a succession of thrilling dramatic incidents incorporated in a
film subject as in this.
A POOR WIFE'S DEVOTION
Is a splendid story of res.1 life in the Sout ern Pines.
A PIG IN A POKE
Is an funny story of how two tramps stole a pig and (jot away with it
"Nora Lee," "Summertime" by Miss Lula Spangler
THE LITTLE SHEPHERD
After spending a day in the hills with his flock "the young shepherd
returns home with one lamb missing. The head shepherd accuses the -boy
of having stolen the lamb. During the night, the hoy unable to sleep, arises
and goes forth to find the missing member of his flock At early dawn he
finds the lamb safe and unhurt. In "trying to reach the lambkin he falls
from' the rocks and lies helpless. ' He ties his scarf to his dog's collar and
sends him home for aid.. The dog reaches home and the anxious mother
hastily starts to the rescue, led by the dog. They find the boy and carry '
him home. The head shepherd learns of the boy's action and insists that
the little hero keep the lamb, but it is safely returned to the fold.
A story of a young sailor who, after a series of misfortunes, covering -many
years, returns to find that his sweetheart has entirely forgotten him. .
Singing and Talking Pictures
Two Reubens In a Tavern
Kransmeyer's Birthday Party ' '
Nothing Like That In Our Family
Vaudeville Next Week
At the annual school meeting in
McMinnville, the new directors elected
were R. L. Conner and Vine W. Pearce
the latter to fill the unexpired term of
John Wortman, resigned. The matter
of a new high school building was
discussed and the directors instructed
to make investigations as to the needs
of the district, and as to the probable
cost of a new and modern building, and
to report their findings at a taxpaying'
meeting, to be held not later than
October 15. A site has already been
purchased in the north part of town,
and from a manifest preference in
dicated for a modern brick or stone
building, it is probable that a $25,000
fdr $30,000 structure will be erected.
The idea is now to have the plans com
plete and let the contract by January 1,
is ngwJknownlhenr,.the I district is jnexcenent nnan-
8 TMffi THEM TER I
Early in August the people of Corval
lis will be called upon in special election
to vote on the proposed revised charter.
This revision has been conducted
along systematic lines and the commit
tee has given months of time to the con
sideration of every provision affecting
the public weal.
Just what the result has been-, and
what the voters must pass upon is not
yet known, but ample time will be
given to acquire this information, the
council, through a special committee,
having ordered the proposed charter
printed in phamphlet form for general
distribution in advance of the election.
The contract was awarded to a Port
land firm to print these phamphlets,
because its bid was a few dollars
lower than either of the local offices
and it is hoped that the work will be
satisfactorily done and that it will be
finished in time to give the people an
opportunity of carefully considering
every provision of the new charter, for
upon its adoption or rejection . depends
the progress or retrogression of . Cor
vallis for years to come. ,
If it is ." adopted, and it should be,
from all that
city can at ; once begin the improve
ment of its streets and sidewalks, which
for so long have been a disgrace to the
municipality and a constant jest to sur
rounding towns. Should it be defeated
the same unfortunate condition which
now prevails will continue to the posi
tive detriment of material growth.
It is a question for the people to de
cide and they should be very careful
how they do so.
A dozen of the bachelor members of
the OAC faculty, who have been board
ing 'round and trying to convince them
selves that they were really enjoying a
life of single blessedness, have decided
that a taste of home comforts will be
much more agreeable.
With this Utopian idea in view they
have banded themselves together as a
bachelors' club and will have their own
cosy quarters and all that goes to make
life one long, sweet song.
They have leased the Harold Wood
cock home, fully furnished, and will be
domiciled in their new quarters about
July 5. A Japanese chef has been en
gaged and the house committee has
made out a series of menus that will
tickle the palate of every epicure among
the favored members.
The ultimate object is the organization
of a permanent faculty club and it cer
tainly is a commendable one.
by the Southern Pacific cn the West
Side line according to a letter received
by the Railroad Commission from R. H.
Knox, a produce dealer of Independence.
Mr. Knox says the potatoes were ship
ped from Gaston Monday, June 14, and
that up to the date of writing, Friday,
June 17, the shipment had "not been re
ceived. The potatoes are of last year's
stock, and new stock is coming into
market every day, and he wants to
know what recourse he has against the
company or if he is obliged to receive
the , goods when delivered, under the
circumstances. In the opinion of the
Railroad Commission, the only remedy
Mr. Knox has at hand, in the event of
a failure to reach an amicable settle
ment with the company, is an action at
law to recover the amount of damages.
Excursion to Newport.
The Corvallis & Eastern will run an
excursion to Newport Sunday, June 27.
lrain leaves uorvaiiis at s 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. O. Linville, Agent.
BOOSTER COMMITTEE CONTRACTS
WITH SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
ADVERTISING IS WIDE-SPREAD
New High School
t For McMinnville
Handsomely Illustrated Booklets, Page
Display in Sunset Magazine and East
ern Weekly Papers to Be Used to
Call Attention to Corvallis.
assessed .valuation and only
thousand bonded-indebtedness. ,
Representative Hawley has secured
the establishment of rural free delivery
at Medford, on September 15, with two
carriers and one substitute.
F. J. Hard, of Cottage Grove, is now
in Washington to close up a contract
for new mail service from Cottage
Grove to Bohemia. The new contract,
at $1000 per year, will begin July 5.
R. C. Glover, private secretary of
Representative Hawley, left for home,
accompanied by his wife, Tuesday.
Daily Gazette 50 cents a month.
Star Has Fine Films
The pictures ' at the Star Theater
Wednesday and last night were -far
above the average, the film entitled
"What Drink Did' ' being one of the
'best temperance features ever shown
here. . The illustrated songs entitled
"Somewhere, Sometime" and "Modern
Love" as sung by Miss Lulu Spangler
were very pleasing and the orchestra
music was all that could be desired.
Tonight there will be a change of
program at the Star and the Palace
will open for two nights with a fine
program of talking pictures and regular
.films, -.v,J - .- -
In Four Days
.Four days in transit for a shipment
of 20 sacks of potatoes from Gaston,
in the northern part of amhill County,
to Independence, Polk County, a die
tance of about 40 miles, or an average
The publicity committee of the Com
mercial Club and Booster subscribers
has finally decided upon an advertising
campaign that is expected to call wide
spread attention to this city and county,
the committee, at a meeting held last
night, having concluded to enter into a
contract with the Southern Pacific Com
pany for the expenditure of $2400, in
certain directions best calculated to ob
tain practical results.
This plan of publicity includes the
publication of a handsomely illustrated
64-page booklet, similar to the artistic
brochure which the S. P. has just issued
for Hood River, and the careful distri
bution of 20,000 copies through the ex
perienced department which the com
pany maintains for that particular pur
pose. Then there will be the appear
ance of a full-page display advertise
ment in the Sunset Magazine for one
year and other advertising of a booster
nature m a carefully selected list of
1000 weekly papers throughout the east
and middle west.
All this publicity has been contracted
for on the continuous plan, to be paid
for in monthly installments and will
about exhaust the fund subscribed un
tjljthe fes.ti . JearJ so ' that all
other plans will be dropped for" the
Prof. Fulkerson packed his household
effects yesterday and shipped them to
Salem this morning where he has bought
property and will make his future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Fulkerson have made
hosts of friends during their short stay
in Corvallis. As Principal of the public
school he was very popular and his wife
an able assistant. As citizens, always
pleasant and agreeable and they leave
Corvallis with the best wishes of the
entire community. . Salem people need
have no fear in welcoming them to their
homes and firesides.
Wentworth public school in Chicago
yesterday. The Wentworth graduates
have broken all records for economical
gown-making. They have done all the
work themselves under the general
direction of the sewing teacher in the
school. One day each week for the
last two months has been devoted by
the girls to the making of their gradu
ating gowns. All of the work has been
done secretly at the school, and the
parents of the graduates saw the .
gowns their 'daughters wore for the
first time at the graduating exercises.
Truly A Pioneer
Mrs. Delphine Whalen, of Portland,
who arrived there- 64 years ago from
Clay County, Missouri, and has lived
there almost ever since, celebrated her
68th birthday anniversary at 62 1-2
South First street, Sunday. She is the
daughter of the late Daniel D. Bayley,
and has four sisters now living in
Oregon who crossed the plains via
Meeks' cutoff, reaching Portland June
22, 1845. The sisters are: Mrs. Caro
line Watts, Lafayette; Mrs. Z. Large,
Forest Grove; Mrs. ,Mianda Smith,
Vale ard Mrs. John I. Handley, Tilla
The contract for the new OAC Ar '
mory was awarded yesterday Dy tne
Board of Regents to Fred E. Erickson,
of Salem, his bid having come within
the price limit fixed for the construc
tion of the building.
Work will be commenced at once on
the big structure and it is expected
that it will be ready for the cadets by
Captain McAlexander will have per
sonal supervision of the work, he know
ing exactly what is required to adapt
the building for the particular use it is .
intended and it is safe to say that it
will be both model and modern. '
The successful contractor is well
known here, he having built tha beauti
ful Mechanical Hall on the College
grounds as well as the Lewis and Clark
FairJ?ujldmfh4other large public
edinces, including a nandsome structure
for the United States at Vancouver
Miss Ora Wilson is the guest of Mrs.
Esther Henderson this week.
Three dollars and fifty cents repre
sented the total expenditure on 47 hand
some with gowns,lace garniture and trim
mings. worn by 47 girl graduates of the
Mrs. Bert Pilkington came up from
Portland today to join her husband and.
they will make Corvallis their home.
Samuel Whiteside moved today into
the property he recently purchased
from C. A. Troxall near Mary's River
Edna Spicer, who has been living at
the John Hayes home, has left for
Burns, Eastern Oregon, on an extended
visit to her father.
Mrs. E. Mclntyre, who has been here
for some time demonstrating the mer
; nf h Pnrtnhlp Vihrator. left today
for her home in Portland.
July Designers and
Patterns Here .
In stock ALL SIZES
READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR
Qnotiol n ladies' Suits-the stylish LaVogue brand.
OpCCltti lllCGS These goods are all this season's goods, latest
styles, strictly tailored. Prices from
$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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of 10 per day, is the latest record made