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VOL. I. NO. 50
CORVALLIS, EENTON COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 29, H09
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CORVALUS
BIGGEST AND BEST
IN THE VALLEY
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The Corvallis Gazette and Corvallis Times, the Two Oldest Papers in Benton
County, Will Combine to Give the Public the Best Possible
Newspaper Service. .
CONVENTION MEETS TODAY AT
SPLENDID PROGRAM PREPARED
Announcement to the Public: .
On and after Thursday, July 1, 1909, The Corvallis
Gazette and the Corvallis Times will be consolidated under
one management and will continue the publication of a
daily and weekly edition under the name of THE COR
VALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES, with N. R. Moore and Chas.
L. Springer as editors and publishers.
This consolidation of the two oldest and leading
papers in this part of the Willamette Valley is the result
of long and careful consideration and will, it is confidently
believed, result in many ways to the good of this city and
' Realizing that the rapid growth of Corvallis de
manded the best newspaper service that could be given,
both 'the Gazette and Times had made arrangements to
publish a. daily edition andhlle each paper, in its! pros
perous condition and with its respective clientelecould have
gone ahead and carried out to the fullest extent its own
plans,- it has been deemed wise to concentrate their facili
ties and - by so doing be in -a better position to serve the
public with one first-class daily and weekly paper.
From every point of view it is certain that .this con
' olidation will be for the best interests of the people; of
Corvallis and Benton county, for it will be the Constant aim
of : . the i publishers' to v give to f the public the best possible
newspaper service' T.h'afcbnlditl6iwili warrant auid'to keep
making improvements commensurate with the growth of
the city and country.
The combined circulation of the two papers will give
the merchants a medium that cannot be excelled for adver
tising purposes, and at the same time enable them to real
ize the greatest results from their appropriations for this
-' - . .
There should be no good reason why the change
will not prove in every way beneficial and be welcomed
by the business men and the readers of both papers, re-
; gardless of any sentimental ideas about the continuance of
the city's oldest papers.' The daily should be taken in
every home in the city, and the weekly should find an
abiding place in every home not reached by the daily. The
public, in helping to bring about this result, will be aiding
to build up for Corvallis and Benton county a daily and
weekly publication that will be a source of genuine pleas
ure and pride.
Unexpired subscriptions to the Times and Gazette
will be filled out with issues of either the Daily or Weekly
Gazette-Times, as may be preferred. Money .due will be
paid at the office of the consolidated papers.
This consolidation gives the , Gazette-Times a first
class job office and even this will be added to immediately
so that all classes of printing required in this city may be
done here as acceptably as it is done at Portland or else
where. This should be appreciated and . supported prop-"
erly. ' - " ' .: ' " ';';;
Until a satisfactory location can be found for the
combined plants, the Gazette-Times will be issued from
the present Gazette office and job work will be done at
the Times office. A'-'-r-':.
With the one object in view of publishing a paper
that shall be a credit to Corvallis and Benton county, and
with the determination to always work for the good of
this community, the hope is entertained for a continuance
of the loyal support that has been given to the individual
publications, a support which it will be - the constant en
deavor of the Gazette-Times to merit.
N. R. MOORE,
Publisher Corvallis Times.
CHAS. L. SPRINGER,
Publisher Corvallis Gazette.
The Western Division ' of the 'State
Teachers' Association Will Convene
at Albany for a Four Days' Session
to Discuss Educational Questions.
DECIDE ABOUT CLOSING HOURS
FOR JULY 5
CELEBRATION HERE WILL BE A
ACCEPT LINCOLN INVITATION
ALL KINDS - OF FUN ON TAP
Corvallis Stores Will be Gosed From
10:30 a.mto 4:00 p. m. Next Mon
day While Celebration is in Progress
So All Can Attend.
Committees Hard at Work Arranging
Program for July 5 Every Effort
Made to Entertain Large Crowd of
People That Day.
The program for the State Teacher'
Association,, which begins a four day '
session today at Albany, is as follows:
Tuesday, June 29, 2 p. m. Music,
conducted by E. D. Ressler. president
of the Monmouth Normal School; ad
dress of welcome on behalf : of Lint!
rVunfir Ctofa CanafAVM;ifnn A Vf 111
of Lebanon; address of welcome on bej
half of the city of Albany, Dr. 3. V.
Wallace, Mayor of Albany; response,
"We Are Glad We Are Here," Dr.; J;,
R.N: Bell, .member of the Board of
Education of Corvallis; music,v Albany
Male ; Quartet; annual address of the
president of the State Association, Wj
W. 'VJile. superintendent of the New
bergM.biic Schools; annual business
meeting.. - . "--"v . ;
Tuesday, June 29, 8 p. m. Reception
to visiting teachers, giveirty"thc Al
' The Corvallis Retail Merchants' As
sociation held a well attended meeting
last night and several matters of im
portance were discussed.
It was decided to do everything pos
sible to make Independence day cele
bration a success and an agreement
was entered into to close all the stores
and places of business from 10:30 in the
morning until 4:00 in the afternoon, , in
order to give everybody an opportunity
to participate in the pleasures of the
-An - invitation was received from
Lincoln County Fair Association asking
the people of Corvallis and Benton
county to come to Toledo on Friday,
September 10 and join in the big time
that would then be held.
. This invitation was excepted and
committee consisting of W. H. Currin,
H. Houston and S. L. Kline was ap-
bany Commercial Club in the parlors brY pointed to arrange for railroad trans
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nnrt.at.in 1lXT.lt is exnecren that. . i
large crowd 'ribe made up here to go
over. -. v..-1': Nv
NEW SCHEDULE TO BECOME EF
the Alco Club
Wednesday forenoon Exercise ' by
first grade, pupils, directed ' by : Miss
Maude Laughead, of Albany; discussion J
of the. exercise;, exercise, of second
giade -pupils, directed -by Miss Maude
Laughead, "of Albany; exercise by first
grade ; pupils", v directed by Miss -Olita
Cooley,-.- of AJban!3ig?sskof t-J;
exercise; exercise by mrA grade pupils, -r Countv:XBT.' Collinsi of Rainier.
County School Superintendent Isf.TfanV'
hill County; J.'Percy.WellB, of Jaeksofril'
villa, County School Superintendent of
Jackson County; tWvM,' Bunch, Co-
directed by Miss Maude- Laughead, of
Wednesday, June 30, 1:30 p. m. Mu
sic, President E. D. Ressler, conductor;
address, "The Spirit vs. the Form," P.
L. Campbell, president of the Univer
sitv of Oregon, Eugene; music; address,
"What May Reasonably Be Expected
From Our Public Schools,' From the
Viewpoint of a Business Man," R. L.
Sabin, of Portland.
Wednesday, June 30, S p. m. Mu3ir,imobile. Two ribs were broken by the
Elks' Band, of Albany; lecture, "Along
Country Roads in an Educational Way,"
illustrated, O. J. Kern, superintendent
f the Winnebago County schools, of
Thnrsday forenoon Reproduction of
-stories by first grade pupils, directed by
Miss Maude Laughead, of Albany; dis-
cussion of the exercise; use of pictures
in language work, Miss Ruby Dhearer,
of Monmouth; reproduction of stories
by second and third .grade pupils, Miss
Maude Laughead, of .Albany; reproduc
tion of pictures by .first grade pupils,
Miss Olita Cooley, of Albany; discussion
of the exercise; use of drawing and
manual training in language, '.Miss
Maude Laughead, of Albany; discussion,
Thursday, July 1, 1:30 p. nu Music,
President E. D. Ressler, conductor; adr
idress, speaker to be supplied;, music,
Albany Male Quartet; address, Frank
Sigler,, Superintendent of the public
schools of Portland. J .:. . -v
Thursday, July L -8 p. m. Music,
Elks' Band of Albany; lecture, "Indus
trial Education for Country Children,"
illastrated, Superintendent 0. J. Kern,
at Eockford, 111.
Friday, "July 2, 9:30 a. m.' Music,
President E. D. Ressler, conductor; ad
dress, Hon. J. H. Ackerman, State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction of
Oregon; music, Albany Male Quartet;
address, "The Farmer and the New
Country Life," Superintendent O. J.
Kern, of Rockford, 111. r
The committee of Albany teachers
which is in charge of arrangements for
the entertainment- of the convention
consists of W. L. Jackson, County
School Superintendent; A. M. Sanders,
superintendent of the Albany public
schools; H, M. Crooks, president of Al
bany College; Lloyd Marquam, princi
pal of the Madison street school, Letha
McCullough, of the Maple street school,
and Lottie E. Morgan, of the Central
The committee which will have charge
of the department of rural schools at
the convention is composed of Professor
L." R. Alderman, of the University of
Oregon, chairman; Professor L. R.
Traver, of the - Monmouth Normal
School; H. H. Belt, of ' McMinnville,
Whoever stays away from the big
celebration here next Monday, July 5,
will miss the time of their life, for it
will be the biggest and best event in the
Valley, with a program warranted to
please everybody and fun galore from
start to finish.
The parade will be one of the big
features and will be made up of the
magnificent float with the Goddess of
Liberty, decorated vehicles and autos,
long lines of horsemen and lady riders,
the Marine Band and other attractions.
Loving cups will b&offered for the best
decorated buggy and auto in the gay
Among the list of sports will be a
100-yard dash, bicycle race, potato race,
pillow race, 220-yard dash, ball game
at four o'clock between Corvallis and
Halsey, and lots of other pleasing
The exhibition of horseback . riders
will be a sight well worth seeing as the
cavalcade will include the ladies of thi
Corvallis Riding Club and entries from
all over the county.
One i enjoyable feature -will be the
fvcusic, tne corvallis-: lvianne cana nav-
ine- bei ' v.-"l-lliriAtof-
.Lu w. ntfll. ? all the bea
ut tu lU-La lou&o : ... -7 .
County School Superintendent of Colum
bia County,' and W. M; Smithy 'of Sa
lem, County School Superintendent' of
Oswald West Is Recovering
, Oswald West, Railroad Commissioner,
is rapidly recovering from the injuries
received in the runaway Sunday. Mr.
West was thrown from the buggy when
his horse became frightened at an auto-
falL and his left arm and shoulder par
tially paralyzed for a time. His face
was aiso Daaiy lacerated, ile has re
covered the use of his arm and is rest
ing easy. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Musgrave will be
at home to their friends after July 1,
at 610 North Third street.
HE VALLEY PEOPLE COMPLAIN
rains to Be Rnn at More Convenient
Time to Accommodate Residents in
This Part of the State Local Ser
vice Improved. '
Through changes in the schedule of
the Southern Pacific, effective next Sun
day, July 4, residents of the Willamette
Valley are to have an improved train
service. The changes decided upon and
announced yesterday by Assistant Gen
eral rassenger Agent scott consist or
making the Cottage Grove local an af- ,
ternoon train and having the Portland
express arrive in Portland about 11 A.
M. The details or the revised schedule
as to the altered time of these trains .
have not been worked out but will be
decided prior to next Sunday when ,the
new schedule goes into effect. v
Ever since the last schedule announc-
ed by the Southern Pacific went into
effect, Tuesday, June 22, there has been
general complaint among the Willam
ette Valley people- because of an inade
quate service to Portland. The revised
schedule went into effect on that date
changing the arriving time of the Port
land express in that city from 11:15. P. :
M. to 6:50 A. M. In other words, this
-train during the last week has passed :,
through the Willamette , Valley very
early in the morning instead of during
the evening as formerly. T This left the -people
of that section . otthe. state
without an afternoon .traintto Portland.
termination -to add to the pleasure of . ,".irfc- v-iia-.
ajliivat m x vi uaiiu vi 111 uc auvuv u -...
the day by furnishing the best possible
music. . .-. - -
No one knows yet who the Goddess of
Liberty will be, as the contest will not
close until Friday night. Thus far the
vote stands as follows:
Mabel Rich 915
Gertrude McBee. 700
Nora Thomson 289
Ora Gibson, Philomath...- 275
Iva Barclay.... 485
Laura Burnap...... 285
Grace Wilson 1S5
Clara Baker...;... 275
Mary Nolan 260
A. C. White returned from Blodget
Valley today where he went to view his
earthly possessions and "figger" out
the net profit on his "crap."
M.y or an hour and ten minutes later
than under the present schedule.
Under the new order, the Cottage
Grove local will be made an afternoon
train. Instead of leaving Cottage
Grove at 3:45 A. M., this train, begin
ning next Sunday, will leave that point
probably at 5 P.-M. This will bring it
into Portland at 10:30 or 11:00 P. M. in
stead of 9:30 A. M. Hereafter this
train will virtually take the. place of
No. 14, Portland express, as it was op
erated under the schedule in effect prior
tn June 22. and bv which it reached
Portland at 11:15 P. M.
Born, this afternoon, to Mrs. J. D,
Wells, a daughter. The Chief of Police
is wearing a smile that it will do every
body good to see.
July Designers and
In stock ALL SIZES
READY-TO-WEAR DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR
rnarial Pi-inc n a ladies' Suits-the stylish LaVogue brand.
OJJcClcll X- rlCS 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.
, - ,553 L'1'.l... .11-' '..U.UI'tm W 1 P.i . JU um
- Ladies' two
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,