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VOL. I. NO. 48
CORVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE- 26, 1S09
PRICE FIVE CENTS
OREGON RAILROAD COMMISSION
GETS TO WORK. -'"
WILL ADJUST THE COMPLAINT
Practice of Southern Pacific in the
. Matter of Handling Corvallis Passen
gers to Be Taken Up With the Com
pany by the Commission.
That the article recently published in
the Gazette calling attention to the
manner in which through passengers to
Corvallis were being treated by the
Southern Pacific company in the exac
tion of an extra half-dollar to enable
them to reach this point over the C. &
E. road from Albany, has been produc
tive of some good, is'evident from the
following letter to this paper from the
Railroad Commission of this state:
"Salem, Oregon, June 25, 1909
Editor Gazette: , . "
"We are in receipt of a marked copy
of your paper, in which appears an ar
ticle complaining as to the practice of
the railroad company in handling Cor
vallis passengers. We are taking this
matter up with the railroad company
and it will undoubtedly be adjusted to
the satisfaction of all concerned.
Yours very truly,
Railroad Commission of Oregon
By Oswald West, -Commissioner'
lit certainly is to be hoped that the
Commission 'will see that the present
condition of afi: airs is quickly changed
: and that Corvallis passengers be given
the rights to which their railroad tictcets
Tins is a matter in which the Gazette !
has no furtner interest than to see Cor-:
" vallis fairly treated instead of the im
pression prevailing tnatfitis merela
side station on an unimportant branch
While the Railroad Commission is
about it, the matter of confusing con
nections at Albany should be looked in-
to. As it is now, passengers do not
know where to find the C. & E. trains
and inconvenience and delay is often
the consequence. Only this week two
young lady students irom liiugene left
the train at Albany to taKe the 'C & E.'
road for Newport, where they were to
work during the summer vacation.
They could not" get any information as
to where the C. & K train stood and in
their confusion boarded a northbound
train on the main line, which took them
some distance before they discovered
their mistake. By the time they re
turned to Albany, and finally found the
right train for .Newport they had been
delayed an entire day ana night and put
to considerable extra expense.
This is only one instance. Many
others might be cited.
pose could not be avoided owing to the
exiguity of space at Fourteenth street.
But in the proceding scenes, in which
the peasant girl and, the prince are
shown in their urban environment, the
pleasant sin and its penitential punish
ment for the girl, and the unmolested
freedom of her betrayer, the Biograph
staging is quite as convincing as the
original play..And then the acting of
the leading woman and the prince
how fine and tragic the former is! how
excellent the latter1. We do not know
the ladies name, but certainly she
seems to us to have a very fine com
mand of her emotions and to be able to
express these emotions before such an
unemotional thing as a camera. A very
ordinary person indeed can acfr before
a crowded house of men and women,
but it takes a genius to do so with real
feeling on a moving picture stage.
For there is no eager, sympathetic audi
ence of thousands before you there,
but only the staff of the company or
the matter-of-fact person who turns
the' handle and exposes so many feet of
sensitized celluloid per minute on the
"Resurrection," of course, is a moral
lesson; so was "Faust and so were
many other great tragedies. We think
it really wonderful that the Biograph
Company should handle this theme with
such fidelity and conscientiousness.
The story is kept clearly in view through
its closely-acted, well-costumed scenes,
and it goes without saying, is well-
photographed. The film should increase
the popularity of - Biograph subjects,
as in all respects it is most noteworthy.
As we have said before, the hushed at
tention which greeted it when we saw
it is the best criterion of its many mer
CORVALLIS CITIZENS WILL ASSEM
BLE AT COURT HOUSE. s
TO DISCUSS PARK GURBiNS
SERVICES AT THE CHURCHES
Where to Worship in Corvallis Tomor
row Morning and Evening.
., UNION SERVICES
The union Sunday evening church ser
vices will occur tomorrow night and
will be held in the Methodist chtu-ch.
A union meeting of the young
MASS MEETING .
Council Desires to Obtain a Complete
Expression of Public Opinion on This
Subject so as to Establish Uniform
Width on All Streets.
societies of the city wi.
.ame ciiurcn u. t u.
The meeting called for last nighf at
the city hall by the committee of the
council having in charge the preparation
of a report on the question of park
curbing, while fairly well attended, was
not productive of any definite results,
the committee thinking it best to have
a more general expression of public
opinion on the vexed subject.
With this object in view a public
mass meeting is called lor Tuesday
night, June 29, at the court house, for
the purpose of hearing every argument
that can be advanced for or against the
wide curbing planv
This meeting is for everybody and all
will be given equal opportunity to air
their views on the matter. There were
over a hundred property owners, signed
the remonstrance recently presented to
the council while but few could be found
to favor a 16-foot curbing proposition.
- The object of the meeting is to as
certain definitely what the people want
and they are urged to turn out and giv6
the committee .. the benefit of their
views, , for the report that will be sub
mitted to the council will be in accords
ance with the majority of opinions ex
pressed at this meeting, and as all hav
a thekDemocrat, the entire press of
the state printed it; the- leading Cali
fornia ipapers then took it up, and
shortly afterward it appeared in many
Eastern publications, ' and was highly
"Simpson was a young man at that
time, temperate, unmarried, in fact
just out of college, and the 'poem was
written in the seclusion of his own pri
vate apartments. I kept the manuscript
of the .poem for several years, but it
became misplaced and lost.,"
Mr. Simpson was, for a long time, a
resident of Corvallis, and was the law
partner of the late Judge John Burnett.
This beautiful poem will form one of
the features of the illustrated lecture
on 'Oregon History," which Professor
J.. B. Horner is to deliver next week
before the Oregon Teachers' Associa
tion at Albany.
,' , J New Woodcraft Officers
' Delegates of the Women of Wood
craft of District No 12, which includes
the counties of Western Oregon, met
in a one-day session at Albany, Thurs
day, and elected the following officers
fop the district: Mrs. Nettie Parsons,
Creswell, re-elected district guardian;
Mrs. Sheldon, Corvallis, district clerk;
Mrs. Birdie Kerremans, Ashland, at-
tendent, Mrs. Rosenberg, Cottage
Grove,: inner sentinel; Mrs. L. E. Moe,
Albany, outer sentinel. Delegates
-elected to grand convention, which will
Be held in Portland next month, are
Mrs. Murphy, of Eugene; Mrs. Verick,
of - Albany, and Mrs. McMillen, of
Klamath Falls. '
EI NTS ARE
PLANNED FOR OAC
GROUNDS TO BE BEAU1TF1ED
Fan-Like Idea Of Landscape Garden
ing is Being Prefected by Artist Obn
stead So as to Get the Best Possible
lrk ' i
, Pray For Rain
, Those people who have been casting
slurs at Oregon and saying that it rains
here 13 months in a year will have . to
do some crawfishing, for down at Salem
"they are praying for rain. Colonel E.
Hofer has issued an appeal to the -people
of Salem to pray and pray hard for
rain all this -week. - It is announced
that thereis most urgent heed for rain
Piece At The Star
Nearly everybody has read Tolstoi's
"Resurrection" and the ..melonpholy
etory has become that great author's
masterpiece. It gains an added interest,
however, when its Characters are pro
trayed in life-like action and the Bio
graph . reproduction of it, which the
Star theater here - put on last night.
and will repeat to night, is well wortn
The description given of it by the
jvioving ncture world, when it was
presented at the Fourteenth street
theater, in New York, is well worth re
"We were curious to see how the Four
teenth Street Company interpreted
Tolstoi's meloncholy story. The pub
lic opinion on the film when we saw it
echoed our own interest. As the pic
ture started to move, there was a sud
den hush in the theater, which always
indicates concentrated interest." "And
that hush continued right to the end of
the film, when the afflicted girl kneels at
the foot of the cross on the Siberian
steppes. In these same" scenes, 'where
the fallen1 girl is on her way to , Siberia
in company with other unfortunates;
and is knouted by Russian" soldiers,
there , is an aspect of unreality, ; exces
sively sharp modeling and-not particu
larly convincing snow, which we sup-
services at 8. ' ' - )
" FKESBYTERIAN . J
Preaching at the Presbyterian church
Sunday morning by the pastor, J. R.
N. Bell. Morning topic, "Agrippa Con
vinced by His Prisoner . in Chains.
Union services at the M. E. church in.
the evening. Sunday School at 10 a,
m. ; Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m. Male
quartette at the morning service. Re
ceptionof members: All made welcome.
Bible study Thursday 'evening.
. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL
"The Difference Between the Jewish
Law of Justice and Christ's Law of
Love" is the theme on which Evan P,
Hughes will speak 11 a. m., tomorrow.
Bible School, superintended by Prof.
A. B. Cordley, convenes at 10 a. m.
The Devotional Hour of the C. E.. and
evening worship will be of a union char
acter at the M. E. church. All are very
Church of the Good Samaritan, corn
er Jefferson and Seventh streets. Ser
vices June 27, Third Trinity. Sunday
School at 10 a. hi. t
Sunday School at 10 a. m. Rev. J.
ri. Everett will preach at the morning
hour, subject, "Consecrated Determina
tion Wins." There will be no evening
service as we join in the union services,
Prayer meeting every Thursday evening
at 8 p. m. The public- is cordially in
vited. - ,
i 34pai)&ha$i andherrj. crops
be their own fault if definite action is ) and while it js a new thing to pray., for
taken in this matter, contrary to their rain in Oregon, this is a case ot neces-
wishes; - i sity and people ought not to be asham-
Then let every property owner.be at! ed to resort to prayer.
the court house Tuesday night and see
that the question of a uniform park
curbing is settled for good and alL
Given To O. A. C
When the artistic ideas of landscape
gardener Olmstead, who has been en
gaged -to lay out and beautify the
grounds at OAC are completed, the ar
rangement, of the various buildings and
surroundings will be the most effective
of any college in the Northwest.
The plan, as proposed by Mr. Olm
stead, will be a vast fan-shaped ar
rangement of the various . buildings,
walks, shrubbery and other features,
all radiating from the Administration
Building and presenting a vista that
will be both grand and artistic.
The new Armory is to be located in the
northeastern part of what is now known
as Athletic Field and to the south and
east of Waldo Hall two more imposing
dormitories will be built, all so located
that an unobstructed view may be
obtained from the central building.
.The athletic grounds will be laid out
on the level area between Waldo and
Cauthorn HaUs, a little to the south
and will have the best track, gridiron
and diamond that can be constructed.
Many ' other improvements are now
being planned and - when finally com
pleted OAC will present the appearance
of a magnificent park and with its many
hacdsomejjuildings wni"be a little city
of itself. . : . ' ,
Otterfein University, Ohio, in 1391,
taught in the public schools of that
state for five years, and then took post
graduate work at the Ohio State Uni
versity, receiving his M. A. degree in
1897. He then removed to Oregon,
where he was City Superintendent of
public schools at Eugene four years,
organizing the first Hijh "" School in
that city and graduating the first class
in 1901. During the following year he
was assistant professor of education at
the University of Oregon,' and for the
last seven years he has been president
of the State Normal School at Mon
mouth, bringing that school . through
the last two years with no aid what
ever from the state, and serving with
out pay for over a year and a half.
Upon the recommendation of. the
Roosevelt Country Commissson this
department of industrial pedagogy was
iustalled in" the college, not only for
the benefit of the resrular college
students, but also to provide a depart
ment in the state where the public
school teachers can obtain instruction .
in the practical and industrial training
work to be a part of the regular gram
mar school instruction in many of the
schools of the state.
Eugene Will Hold
Next Monday, June 23, Eugene will
hold a special city election to vote upon
several proposed amendments to the
charter, as follows: Granting
Council permission to issue bonds
an $83,090 city hall; authorizing
. UNITES EVANGELICAL
Evangelical Church, corner .of Ninth
and Harrison streets. The subject for
Sunday morning; "The Loneliness and
Suffering of Christ." In connection
with this service will be the reception
of members. The subject at 8 p. m.
will be "Christ a Testator.".. Sunday
School at 10 a. m.; K. L. C, E. at 7 p. m.
Beulah Chapel; Sunday School at 2
p. m. ;, preaching at 3 p. m. by the pas
Bible School at usual hour Sunday at
the Christian Chmsch; preaching at 11
a. an. by A. H. Dodd, of Falls City.
Subject, "Opportunity of a Life Time."
Excursion to Newport. ,
The Corvallis & Eastern will run an
excursion to Newport Sunday, June 27.
irain leaves torvauis at a a, m.,. arriv
ing at Yaquina at noon. Train leaves
xaquina lor return at b p. m.y arriving
at Corvallis at 950 p. m. Fare $1.50
for round trip. ; S " ' 6-23-4t
& & i ' R. C. iiNvnxE, Agent.
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month.
John Ray, of Hillsdale, Ore,, recently
made the college library a valuable gift
of several pamphlets on the geology of
Corvallis and the surrounding country,
also 32 volumes of "The Liv-ine Age,
Several other gifts 'have been re
cently made to the college library, one
of which was a. copy of 'Miller's Dic
tionary of Botany," a valuable old w"k
published in London in 1796. This book
vas presented by Professor E. R. Lake
o.' the college faculty. -
A Diversified Farmer
J. W. Mitchell, of Crabtree, who
won fame in Albany a couple years ago,
was in town today. He is a diversified
farmer for certain and is demonstrating
how a man can make it by hustling.
Last year he cleaned up $2500 to $3,000 I
on potatoes, having eighteen acres in
spuds. This year - he has planted
hirty-five acres. . Besides he has five
acres of cabbages, three of onions,
iorty or fifty in hay, some in rutabj
and in fact there is hardly anything
Mitchell doesn't raise and raise well,
with a big family to back him. And-
that is what is going to count in this
valley. Albany Democrat .
Colonel Hofer publicly announces
that he believes in the power of prayer
to bring rain. He considered thisbet
ter than the Weather Bureau which
has twice made forecasts foV-rain, but
failed to bring up a solitary cloud. Ac
cording to the Colonel, if only one min
ister with a large congregation will
pray for rain earnestly and believing in
Tesults, there will be showers. If all
the churches would pray for rain there
would be a week of precipitation and
the trouble would be to stop it, after
the rain started.' V '
All prayer meetings held in Salem this
week are urged to -devote their ener
gies to bringing a good, substantial
precipitation. - ,
Another valuable addition was -made
to the college faculty today, when
President E. D. Ressler, of the State
Normal School at Monmouth accepted
the position as professor of industrial
pedagogy, a branch of study which will
be taught next year for the first time.
President Ressler will also make in
stitute work an important feature of
his department, and will aid the teach
ers in the different schools throughout
the state to inaugurate work along
the lines of industrial training.
President Ressler graduated from
Council to acquire, appropriate
condemn land for water rights
rightsof wayfor a waterworks system;
electric lighting plant and for all other
municipal purposes; granting the city
authority to license, tax and regulate
and prohibit the sale of liquor, to de
clare all places where liquor is kept- or
stored a nuisance, and to provide lor
search and seizure; to place the Mayor
on a salary of $420 a year and the City .
Councilmen , each on a salary of $360
a year; to confer power, upon the .
Council to perscribe the qualification ;
of electors at- inunieipal elections ; to-
provide a legal method of condemning
I lands for streets and sswers; to autho
rize the Council to create a band com
mission and to expend $3000 per annum
for the maintenance of the organization ;
limiting the Council in creating in'
debtedness of the city singly or in the
aggregate in excess of 1 per cent of the
assessed valuation of, taxable property
of the city. ,
Village Improvement Society
The Village Improvement Society
will meet at the county courthouse in
this city at half-past seven o'clock
Tuesday evening, June 29. All
i 1 1- ; 4 n c- - i rl ?n
the work of the society are requested
to attend as there will be business of -.
July Designers and
- Patterns Here
In stock ALL SIZES
READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR
Of the origin of "The Beautiful Wil
lamette," Judge C. H. Stewart, of Al
bany, Oregon, has written:
"It was during Sam L. Simpson's
residence-at Albany, Oregon, that he
wrote Ad , Willametam' (Beautiful
Willamette, the grandest and pretti
est of his poems, and- it was my good
fortune to first put this poem into type
from the original manuscript. It was
printed in the Democrat, April 1, 1868.
The editor had ' this to say of it: 'The
original, poetry, , under the title of . 'Ad
Willametam,' to be found elsewhere in
today's Democrat, signed by S. L.' S.
we consider a very beautiful poem, and
we trust the author will not let this be
the last time he will favor us with his
"After the appearance of this poem
Q y Jwre n a LacHes' Suits-the stylish LaVogue brand.
i3J3CleLI JT 1IC6S These goods are all this season's goods, . latest
styles, strictly tailored. Prices from T ; ?
$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
lasts, dark tan,
vici kid,- ideal
and turn soles. Our regular $3.00
special this week,