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VOL. I. NO. 49
PRICE FIVE CENTS
COSVALLIS, BENTON COUNTY, OR& ON, MONDAY, JUNE 28, lfC9
GIFT OF F0UNTA1I
ACQUAINTS COUNCIL IN LETTER
OF H!S DECISION. "
GIVES REASON FOB HIS HCTIOl
Thinks Continued Hesitation to Accept
Proffered Bsqnest Dae. to Lack of
Appreciatioa on Part of the City to
Make Suitable Arrangement.
W. A. Wells has decided to withdraw,
the offer he made to the Council some
time ago to give the city a handsome
public fountain and has so informed the
municipal authorities In the following
Cokvallis, Or., June 26, '09.
To the Honorable, the Mayor and
Common Council of the City of Cor
Gentlemen : Nearly two months
have elapsed since Mr. Virgil E. Wat
ters, acting as my representative, ac
quainted your honorable body with my
offer to erect a public fountain at the
intersection of Second and Madison
' streets, at a cost of not less than one
thousand dollars, the fountain to be
. dedicated to the City of Corvallis, in
memory of my son Otto. At the time
of making the offer, neither I nor any
one to whom I mentioned the matter,
had any doubt but what it would be ac
cepted at once in behalf of the City, by
vour honorable bodv. Your continued
- hesitation in accepting the offer leaves
no doubt in my mind that the gift is
not appreciated. . .
I therefore withdraw my offer.
, , - ' VV. A. WELLS.
This 'conclusion on the part of Mr.
Wells wXJlgdoubtless, b'-x-- .resT.il;
"..ted by many Corvallis people who know
the disinterested motives that prompted
the gift. ' -
tage3 has no bulkhead and is falling
down. A new road, running from the
ocean buff between Nye Creek and
! Jump-Off-Joe, back to Nye Creek s
. source, has opened a section of beauti
ful building sites, which overlook the
Pacific and are sheltered from the heavy
winds by a thick forest lying directly
north. The $3500 road to Olssonville
along the bajr and built on piling will
soon be finished, and places which were
reached by winding trails are now se
curing good roads as fast as they can
be built. -
Many of these improvements are-
doubtless made not only on account of
the heavy building, but on account of
the water system to be put in as soon
as the bonds are placed on the market.
The water is to be brought in wooden
pipes from the headwaters of Big Creek,
and a modern city system will be ir
stalled. There is also considerable ta k
of building a ball park in the city's park,
which could be done by draining the lily
pond, leaving a natural amphitheatre.
The location, of the present ground is a
mile from town, but neveytheless the
Sunday games are well attended by the
visitors and residents alike. . -
Medf ord Orchards
ADDRESSES, MUSIC AND RECEF
TION ARRANGED FOR.
BEAVER STATE AT H.-P.-F.
Interesting Exercises Will Mark the
Date Set Apart for Oregon at the
Seattle Exposition A Long List of
Prominent Hostesses Named.
Newport is making rapid strides in
opening up new sections by building
and improving streets. A new street is
being laid out to the ocean, Jiaif-way
between the Lifesaving Station and Nye
Creek. Beach street, running to lie
ocean from the Nye Creek Hotel, was
graded and widened, injuring- the prop
erty belonging to A. N. Moores, Claud
Gatch and Dr. Minthorn, as the per
pendicular .bank in front of their cot-
The cast week breaks the record for
the amount of orchard lands sold
Jackson County. The amount aggre
gates $335,000, and the deals covered
four orchards The largest sale is that
of the Snowy Butte orchard, owned by
F. H. Hopkins, a former Portland man.
The place contains 300 acres, 240 set to
trees, and the improvements consist of
everything that will aid in farming in
the scientific . methods, combining the
luxuries of a city home with the pleas
ures of the country. The price paid
for this farm was i $150,000. It-was
bought by Mr. Lamme, G. B. Phillips,
and S. A. Mendenhall, of Bozeman,
" William Stewart sold his farm of 170
acres to George Daggett, of Minneapo
lis, for $85,000, and the sale of 145 acres
to C. D. Rowell,' of Cedar Rapids, la.
for $80,000' places the present owner in
possession of one of the best wealthrprer
; ducing orchards near Me?f ord. , J Vy
go clut) man, his tract ot ZO acres at i
$1000 an acre. Eighteen acres of this
tract will come into bearing the pre
Women and Boys Exempt.
County Clerk Allen, of Salem, has re
ceived a letter from State Game Ward
en Stevenson, of Forest Grove, to the
effect that all deputies had been -notified
not to require women and boys under
15 to take out fishing licenses. ": The
Warden says the law plainly intended
to' exempt the women and children, and
be believes it no more than justice to
the state and those directly concerned
to abide by the evident intent of the
Daily Gazette 50 cents per month.
WALTERS 8 MURRAY
In Their Latest Hit
"Tha Hired Man"
A Roaring, Side-Splitting Comedy-
A tentative programme have been ar-
ranged for Oregon day, Friday, July 9,
at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
as follows: r
Morning exercises at 11 o'clock in the
Natural Amphitheatre will include ad
dresses by the Rt. Revi Alexander
Christie and W. D. Fenton, of Oregon.
The Portland chorus of 350 voices, un
der the direction of W. H. Boyer, with
Mrs. Rose Bloch-Bauer as soloist, will
also be heard. ," . -
In the afternoon a reception will be
held in the Oregon building, followed by
a lawn fete on the grounds of. the Ore
gon building., . :
The following women of Oregon have
accepted and will be present as host
esses on Oregon day": ' .
Mrs. J. H. Albers, Salem; Mrs. Henry
L. Bents, Aurora; Mrs. George T. Bald
win Klamath Falls; Mrs. Frank Ben
son, Salem; Mrs. Ethel Blackaby, On
tario; Mrs. J. N. Brown, 1014 Thurman
street, Portland; Mrs. F. H. Caldwell,
Newberg; Mrs. A. D. Charlton.VTwen-
tiethfand Carter streets, Portland; Mrs
Lillie E. Cohn, Heppner; Mrs. Henry
Waldo Coe,; Twenty-fifth and Love joy
streets, Portland; Mrs. L. M. Davis,
868 Commercial street, ; Portland- Mrs.
H. F.: Davidson, Hood River; Mrs. W.
B-JDillard, 'St. Helens; Miss A. Dim
Weston; Mrs. William Gallo'way, Mc-
Minnville; Mrs. S. M. Garland, Leba
non; Mrs. Claude Gatch. Salem: Mrs.
C. A. Gearhart, Astoria; Mrs. F; H.
Hopkins, Central Point; Mrs. 3: W.
Hamilton, Roseburg; Mrs. J. C. Hare,
274 Caruthers street, Portland; Mrs. W.
F. Jackson, Moro; Mrs. Wynn Johnson,
581 Madison street, Portland; Mrs, S.
L. Kline, Corvallis; Mrs. W. B. Lott
man, Rainier; Mrs. M. O. Lownsdale,
McMinnville; Mrs. W. H. Ly tie, Pen
dleton; Mrs. Wilbur McEldowney, For
est Grove; Mrs. Frank D-. McCully,
Joseph; Mrs. Anna M. Mann, 441 Third
street, Portland; Miss A. S. Monroe,
Hamilton building, Portland; Mrs. A.
B. Manly, 441 Third street, Portland;
Mrs. William Miller, Burns; Mrs.Turn
er Oliver, La Grande; Mrs. M. L- Rob
erts, Milwaukie; Mrs. Frank Settle
meier, Woodburn:; Mrs. C. J. Smith,
Pendleton; Mrs. E. Burke-Tongue,
Hillsboro; Mrs. Mary U'Ren, ' Oregon
City; Mrs. W. I. Vawter, Medford;
Mrs. II. H. Veateh, Cottage Grove;
Mrs. J. K. Weatherf ord, Albany; Mrs.
William Welch, Silverton. f
In the evening . the Oregon Commis
sion will entertain the hostesses with a
promenade dance at the Washington
satiation Park during - the thre e. days'
reunion,- the largest attendance being
on? Thursday, which is known as Pio
neers' day. While Linn county turned
ouf en masse, thousands of visitors
were present from surrounding counties
and. from all over the state. A feature
of the annual meeting of the pioneers
is the fact that it is the signal for the
home-coming of not only the old settl
erSf who have moved away, but also for
the. boys and girls who have 'left the
old home and settled elsewhere.
Special features of the reunion were
addresses by Colonel R. G. Smith, of
Grants Pass; C. W. McArthur, secre
tary to Governor Benson, and many
other ; prominent persons. Balloon asr
ceBsions, baseball between the Albany
AJco club, the Junction City club and
Cbemawa Indian nine were also special
at"! actions; as also the wild iorse and
broncho riding each day as it was done
in ihe old pioneer days. " Special excur
sion trains were run from Albany and
Lebanon. The weather throughout the
whole .three days was ideal.
SSrownsville was again selected for
th meeting in 1910. The pioneers
HAD TWO RIBS BROKEN BY RUN
SES FRIGHTENED AT AUTO
Serious Accident Happened Yesterday
Afternoon South of City.Injured
Man is now Resting Comfortably at
Ktrea cne lollowine olncers tor ensu-
year: W. T. Cochran, president; J.
Glass, secretary; J. G. Galloway,
Jade Moore, and J. H. Glass, directors.
The Native Sons and Daughters, As
sociation elected the following officers:
A.j M. , Templeton. president: C. F.
Stanard, vice-president; W. T. Cochran
secretary; A. M. Templeton, C. E.
Stanard and Mrs. I. W. Star, directors.
I Letter Carriers Convene -
delegates to the convention of Oregon
State Letter Carriers' Association were
injeession in Eugene Saturday evening.
Delegates to theNational assocation,
wfiicb will meet in August, will be elect
ed? and also certain resolutions passed
which will be presented to the National
bopy. President F. E. Taylor, of Eu
gene, presided. Vice-President F. E.
Holm and Secretary E. J. Burrows,
of Portland, are in attendance. Port
land sent 10 delegates.
and Park Curbing
"The country is as healthy and pros
perous as ever it was, , but thousands
of acres of valuable and fertile land-
are lying iaie Decause the owners can
not hire labor, although wages paid
farmhands in these states are the" equal
of those paid to laborers in our large
'The immigrants who" land on ' our '
shores all flock to the large cities, and
those of them who have done farming
in their own country are incompetent
and nearly useless to the American
farmer because they do not understand
the modern machinery used on the
farms in this country.
"Prices of grains and vegetables,
therefore,, are bound to be high.
Pleasure at the Palace.
A serious accident happened near the
Off Wilson place south of town Yester
day afternoon the victim being State
Railroad Commissioner Oswald West.
As. Mr. Frank Fischer was driving his
auto up the road he passed Mr. West
and Mr. Hannagan in a buggy. The
team scared at the escaping gas and in
running struck an embankment upset
the buggy and threw the occupants on
the ground afterwhich they ran away
and were later corralled out in the Mc
Bee neighborhood. Mr. West was quite
severely hurt sustaining two broken ribs
and cuts about the head and shoulders,
Mr. Fischer brought him to town in his
auto and Dr. Pernot was called to attend
his wounds. No blame is attached to
anyone for the unfortunate accident.
Mr. West is resting at the Corvallis
Hotel and is receiving kind attention at
the instigation, .of his friends. , - "
Bert T. Heath and Miss Julia House
were quietly married "in Portland last
week, the ceremony being performed by
Dr. Brougher, of the White Temple.
Mr. Heath is a popular OAC student
i while the bride has been .the artistic
trimmer"at Mrs W.eatherla's millinery
Darlors for twoNseasons. ' - ;
niass nieetirig called for tomqr-j prooroV fathjtr sn,riei
rownignt at tne court nouse ior tne
purpose of publicly discussing the ques-
, The Palace theatre will put on a fine
vaudeville attraction tonight with the
two stars, Walters and Murray, ap
pearing in a clever comedy entitled
"The Hired Man.". Miss Lulu Spang
ler will sing the charming pictoral bal
lad, "When You Love a Summer Girl,"
and the moving picture features will be
"The Eavesdropper,"- "The Suicide
Club" and "Fighting Bob, " all realistic
scenes that cannot but afford pleasure
to the audience.
All subscribers to the booster fund
are urgently requested to meet at the
Commercial Club rooms Wednesday
evening,' June 30, at eight o'clock for
the purpose of discussing the proposed
advertising proposition which the pub
I lieity committee has under considera
W. B. Wells, the general aent of
the advertising department of the Ear
riman lines Homeseekers' - Bureau, will
be present at this meeting and will ex-
plain in detail the plan which has been
As this is a matter m which every
subscriber is personally interested, it is
hoped that all will he present.
tion of park curbing in this city should
be attended by every property owner.
This opportunity to get a general ex
pression of public opinion, so that the
council committee may know what defi
nite recommendations to make, is open
to alL and if the people do not turn out
and let their views on this matter be
generally known, it will, be their own
fault if they are not suited with what
ever action may be taken.
. Marshall Miller has commenced put
ting down a wide cement walk in'front j chief cause of the high
Blind Piggers Soaked.
"-Three men were sentenced by Judge
... ...... (Harris, of the Circuit Court. Saturdaj-,-
portant government position at Manila , ' . .. , . .. T -
w ,A ,, w I for the illicit sale, of liquor m Lane
guilty by a iury, was fined . $250 and
sentenced to serve 30 days in the coun-
H. , js l : ty jail. Jesse Jaay, wno pieaaeu gum-v,
Igil t? riCSS iaUSed ! was fined $100 and will serve 30 days in
! iail. Oscar Parsons was fined $200 and
KT I .JSfMT Iff S .a hfir I sentenced to 20 days in jail.
young couple may go over to the Philli
pines to live.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson who
has just returned to Washington
from a trip through the Western states
says that lack of farm hands is the
price of food-
several yet to try, and a
perhaps, plead guilty.
of his recently acquired property on
Monroe and Third streets.
: Small's Bakery for a big loaf of bread
Why? Because they have abread.mixer
"All through the West and North
west the same situation prevails,"
said Mr. Wilson. ;
The Fulkerson six-room cottage, 9th
j and Madison streets, including all new
I plumbing, bath tub, stone foundation,
I woodshed and store room, if removed
1 in ten or twelve days, $350. Inquire at
J Presbyterian manse. 6-28-2t
BIOGRAPH AND SELIG FILMS
Dramatic . : ;
'THE SUICIDE CLUB"
, . Comic
"WHEN YOU LOVE A SUMMER GIRL"
.By Lula Spangler " - v
In Special Selections
Peaches Bring Big Price
Among the early orchardists of the
Grants Pass section to dispose of h:'s
crop of peaches for a fair figure is E.
W. Shattuck, whe has made a specility'
of growing fine peaches for several
years. Mr. Shattuck disposed of his
entire erop last 'week to a firm in Seat
tle for $600 per - acre on the trees, as
the fruit ripens. The ' firm took 12
acres at these figures. When the fruit
has matured and is ready for shipment,
all that Mr. Shattuck will have to do'
will be to draw his .money, as the firm
in Seattle will do its own picking, pack
ing and shipping, thus leaving the prof
it .of $7200 to the -fruitraiser,- without
any bother or trouble .during the har
vesting season. , ,
July Designers and
. Patterns Here
In stock ALL SIZES
READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR
The 21st annual reunion of the Linn
County Pioneers' Association, which
was closed .last Friday night, was the
most enjoyable and most largely attend
ed of any in the history of the associa
tion, and the pioneers of old Linn have
held some monster celebrations. - Fully
20,000 people have gathered in the As-
Q 1 O On all Ladies' Suits-the stylish La Vogue brand.
OpCClStl JT riCCS These goods are all this season's goods, latest
styles, strictly tailored. Prices from . ' x
$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 shoe,
special this week,